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Alberta Attorney General Kathleen Ganley expecting first child

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta’s annual tradition of revealing the most popular baby names had special meaning Friday for one member of Premier Rachel Notley’s cabinet.Notley teared up as she announced that Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.The premier said it will be the first time that she knows of that an attorney general in Canada has given birth while in office.Fellow legislature members Stephanie McLean and Brandy Payne were both pregnant when they were appointed to cabinet last year.“We’re so excited,” Notley said at a Calgary baby store.“It’s really important for us in cabinet to have a new baby every year, really just to keep the dynamic entertaining and fun.”Notley announced the news alongside Ganley and McLean before revealing the province’s most popular baby names in 2016.For the third year in a row, Liam topped the names for boys and Olivia was the favourite for girls. Other popular names for boys included Benjamin and Lucas, while Emma and Sophia were the runners up for girls.Some of the more unusual names were Riversong, Notorious-Link, Righteousness, Awesome, Zyron-Thunder and BlueEagle.Alberta welcomed 55,594 babies in 2016, shy of the previous year’s record-breaking 56,529.Alberta has one of Canada’s youngest populations, with an average age of 37.8, compared with the national average of 41.“The fact that we have so many young Albertans, it’s one of many signs of our economic strength,” Notley said.“And, in fact, what we are starting to see already is that population shifts are moving back into Alberta’s favour. Fewer people are moving away as a result of the oil price slide. And we … continue to be a net growth province, even through the worst of economic times.”last_img read more

Palestinian ceasefire in Gaza must hold Ban Kimoon stresses

21 May 2007Voicing hope that the ceasefire reached by Palestinian factions operating in the Gaza Strip will hold after a week of deadly clashes, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all sides to abide by its terms and urged the Palestinian Authority to “take the necessary steps to restore law and order.” In a statement released by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban thanked Egypt for its work in brokering the ceasefire, which took effect on Saturday after a week of fighting in which dozens of people have been killed in Gaza.The statement noted that Mr. Ban is deeply concerned about recent Palestinian rocket attacks targeting Israeli civilians, calling them “completely unacceptable” and a violation of international law.“The Secretary-General is also deeply concerned by the mounting number of civilian casualties from Israeli military operations, especially the targeted attack on the home of a Hamas legislator in Gaza, which killed six members of one family,” the statement added.“While recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself, he calls on Israel to abide by international law and to ensure that its actions do not target civilians or put them at undue risk.” read more

No tsunami threat to Sri Lanka following Indonesia quake

The warning was issued for West Sumatra, North Sumatra and Aceh after the quake of magnitude 7.9, the National Meteorolgical Agency said, according to the Reuters news agency. The Disaster Management Centre says there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka following the massive quake which struck Indonesia late this evening.Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a massive and shallow earthquake struck off the west coast of the island of Sumatra, an area hit badly by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties but the shallower a quake, the more likely it is to cause damage. USGS originally put the magnitude at 8.2, and then 8.1, before lowering it to 7.9.Indonesia, especially Aceh, was badly hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. The epicenter was 808 km (502 miles) southwest of Padang, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was 10 km (six miles) deep. The country straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a highly seismically active zone, where different plates on the earth’s crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Opioid prescriptions rise in Ontario report

A new report says nearly two million people in Ontario — or 14 per cent of the province’s population — fill prescriptions for opioids every year.The report by Health Quality Ontario says more than 9 million prescriptions were filled between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, up by nearly 450,000 prescriptions from three years earlier.“Addiction to opioids is a critically urgent health problem in our province, and nationally,” says Joshua Tepper, Health Quality Ontario’s President and CEO in a press release Wednesday. “We need to prescribe opioids more safely than we do now, and we also need to provide better access and higher-quality care for people who have an opioid addiction.”The number of prescriptions varied by region. Hamilton was well above the provincial average with 90 prescriptions filled per 100 people in the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant local Health Integration Network during the 5015/2016 fiscal year.The report suggests that patients continued to be given the potent narcotics despite efforts to curtail what’s been called a national epidemic of overuse.To see the full report, click here. read more

Rise in violent conflict shows prevention more necessary than ever UN chief

The UN chief was speaking to journalists in Norway, where he is attending an annual retreat for international conflict mediators and other high-level decision makers.Mr. Guterres gave compelling reasons why the international community must do everything to prevent and solve conflict.“The number of countries with violent conflicts is the highest in the last 30 years. If we compare with 2007 and consider the number of violent situations that can be qualified as war according to the number of casualties, they have tripled,” he said.Prevention is more necessary than ever, and the more difficult conflict resolution is, the more important prevention becomes – UN Chief António Guterres“At the same time, taking as a reference 2005, when we had the lowest number of people being killed in battle, we have now tenfold that level, which means that the situation is indeed deteriorating in the world. That means that prevention is more necessary than ever, and the more difficult conflict resolution is, the more important prevention becomes.”For Mr. Guterres, mediation is “an absolutely fundamental instrument” in this regard.This includes formal interventions but also what he called “backdoor mediation”, as well as initiatives that involve affected communities.The Secretary-General is among more than 100 participants taking part in the two-day Oslo Forum, which wraps up in the Norwegian capital on Wednesday.Attendance is by invitation only, and the informal discussions will cover peacemaking issues and challenges, including the situations in Syria, Libya, Yemen and Mali.Mr. Guterres has made conflict prevention a cornerstone of his tenure and has consistently pushed for “a surge in diplomacy for peace,” even before taking office in January 2017.His establishment of a High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation later that year underlines this priority.The Board’s 18 members—nine women and nine men—include former global leaders, renowned experts and internationally recognized personalities will support the UN in working more effectively with regional organizations, non-governmental groups and others involved in mediation around the world.Mediation meeting in FinlandThe Secretary-General joined members at their second meeting, held in Finland’s capital, Helsinki, on Monday.Mr. Guterres also delivered an address at Kulturanta, the summer residence of the country’s President, where he again highlighted his concerns about conflict, including its relation to global terrorism.He also touched on the issue of nuclear non-proliferation and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.Turning to climate change, Mr. Guterres described it as “a main accelerator of many other problems around the world.”He reported that the level of greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2017: the first time in recent years.“It is clear that we are far from doing enough in relation to the risks that we face due to climate change,” he said. read more

Ameryst Alston Cait Craft lead Ohio State womens basketball to upset of

Sophomore guard Cait Craft (13) looks for an open pass during a game against Old Dominion Nov. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 75-60.Credit: Liz Young / Campus editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team entered day two of the Big Ten Tournament as the only remaining team in the tournament with a losing record.The Buckeyes proceeded to pull the biggest upset in the conference this year, upsetting No. 1-seeded Penn State, 99-82.The 99 points scored by the Buckeyes were the most points ever scored in a single game in the 20-year history of the women’s Big Ten Tournament. OSU also broke the record for most points scored in the first half as it jumped out to a 58-34 halftime lead.OSU coach Kevin McGuff said post-game that he was pleased with the energy his team came out with against the Nittany Lions.“I am really proud of our players,” McGuff said in a post-game interview with the Big Ten Network. “We played incredibly hard and we played to win the game. I think that was the most important thing.”The Buckeyes caught fire early, hitting on 10-14 3-point shots in the first half, nine of which came from sophomore guards Ameryst Alston and Cait Craft.Recently named first team All-Big Ten, Alston recorded a career-high 33 points to go along with nine assists. It was her fourth 30-point performance in her last six games.Craft has her highest scoring game since scoring 29 against Florida Atlantic Nov. 10, as she finished with 24 points and six assists.Craft said the Buckeyes are playing with nothing to lose.“They were the No. 1 seed, they had all the pressure on them, and I think our group realizes that this could be the last time we ever play with each other,” Craft said in a post-game interview with the Big Ten Network. “Everybody is just playing for each other right now, trying to do what we can for one another.”Five Buckeyes scored in double-figures, including senior centers Ashley Adams and Darryce Moore, who combined for 22 points and 11 rebounds. Adams, who finished with 11 points, did all of her damage in the second half after not playing in the first.Despite trailing by as much as 27 points in the second half, Penn State was able to trim the Buckeye lead to just nine with under four minutes to play, something McGuff said he wasn’t surprised to see.“They were going to make a run because they are a good team, but we really stayed relentless,” McGuff said.Contributing to the Penn State run was two-time Big Ten player of the year, senior guard Maggie Lucas, who scored 13 of her 21 points in the second half, including a fade-away 3-point shot that made her the Big Ten’s all-time leader in 3-pointer shots made. The Nittany Lions also received a big game from senior forward Ariel Edwards, who scored a team-high 29 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.Although she scored 21 points, Lucas was held to just 5-16 shooting thanks in part to the defensive effort put forth by Craft.“You just have to stay glued to her,” Craft said. “My teammates trusted me to guard her so I just take that in stride.The Buckeyes scored more points in the quarterfinal game (99) than they did in their first two games against Penn State combined (96), losing to the Nittany Lions both times.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the winner of Iowa against Purdue Saturday at 3:30 p.m. read more

Teenage Audi mechanic committed suicide after colleagues set him on fire and

first_imgReading Town Hall, where the inquest took place Credit:INS Picture Desk/INS News Agency Ltd Miss Adams said he was worried that his girlfriend was going to leave him but would not speak about the failing relationship as he claimed this made him prone to panic attacks and suicidal thoughts.Michelle Mbayiwa who conducted a review into the mental health trust’s conduct after George’s death, said that the 18-year-old was still waiting for his appointment with a counsellor when he died.She said that four to six weeks waiting time was normal for a patient deemed by psychiatrists as at “moderate risk”, but believed this assessment should have been upgraded when George told of his previous suicide attempts.George’s line manager, Simon Wright, who admitted to playing a number of pranks on George, told the inquest: “I was in the workshop when a prank was played on George and he was set on fire.”It did not go too far. We knew where to draw the line,” he said.”It was not bullying.”He said that several of the things he had done to George, such as locking him in the boot of a car and hosing him down with a pressure cleaner, were things most of the apprentices were subjected to and that they would always be laughing at the end.The dealership’s manager, Terry Kindeleit, giving evidence at the inquest, told the coroner that some of the pranks were “in response to George’s behaviour such as being cheeky or lippy”, but added that his personal makeup would not allow him to turn a blind eye to anything inappropriate. She said that in the final months of his life, the verbal abuse from his colleagues had cut much deeper than his physical injuries and she told the inquest in Reading, Berkshire, that he had arrived at work one morning and was greeted by his boss who said: “Oh, so you are alive after all”.As his mental illness became known around his workplace, his mother said comments such as “take your happy pills George, you’re going to need them” became a regular occurrence.When George complained to his boss about the abuse, she said the man had replied: “Those naughty boys, I have told them about this.” The Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford was told that no action was taken after George reported the problem and he had later told his mother that his boss had seen him the day he got locked in the cage and had reacted by laughing and walking away.On top of everything else, Mrs Cheese said that George had been going through a rough time with his girlfriend, Chloe Skidmore-Lewis, who he had been dating on and off for almost two years.George had enlisted to become an Army mechanic in February 2014 but had to quit when he suffered stress fractures to both legs and applied for the job at the  Audi  dealership in the hope that he could still follow his dream.In a statement read by coroner, service manager Julie Adams of the Reading mental health team said that during a call following his first overdose, George had told her his employers “could really take it too far sometimes”, to the point when it “actually got a bit dangerous.” Reading Town Hall, where the inquest took place  “I made it clear that George was important to the value of the dealership,” he saidMr Kindeleit told the coroner that when George’s parents had approached him to talk about the abuse, George had been sitting in a corner of the room with his head down and had later told him that he did not wish to make a formal complaint.Based on this, Mr Kindeleit said he had concluded that George was making it up and said he would not have been surprised if the story was completely fabricated by the “troubled individual.”However, Mr Kindeleit did not deny that he had witnessed George being locked in a cage and set on fire and had reacted by laughing and walking away, but he could not recall telling George’s parents about this at the meeting.After George’s death, the manager said they had worked hard to prevent future Audi apprentices from having a similar experience at their garage.As well as allowing employees to file weekly appraisal forms about their superiors, Mr Kindeleit said they were organising more team building exercises and promoting communication in the workplace.The inquest continues.center_img His father told the inquest that the evening before his death, George had been pacing around the house, saying “I have to quit, I can’t go back there” over and over again.Having told his son not to resign from his job and that things would get better, Mr Cheese said he now realised how “ridiculous” this response was.George’s mother, Purdy Cheese, said she had been aware of the decline in her son’s mental health for several months and that she had been able to ensure he took his medication until the final few days of his life, when she had fallen ill. He had previously taken an overdose of his medication.  A teenage apprentice mechanic at Audi killed himself after bully colleagues burned his clothes and locked him in a cage, an inquest has heard. George Cheese, 18, was “over the moon” when he got the position at the car dealership, his parents said,  but soon started coming home covered in bruises and had multiple holes burned into his clothes.A coroner heard that on one occasion, the young man said his colleagues had locked him in a cage at the garage by force, doused him in a flammable liquid and set fire to his clothes.His father, Keith Cheese, told the inquest that he would never forgive himself for missing the warning signs leading to his son’s death. He said that his son had approached him and tried to start a conversation the day he killed himself but he had not looked up, captivated by a pre-recorded golf tournament on the TV.George committed suicide on 9 April 2016, around six months after he started working for Audi.  “I have to quit, I can’t go back there”George Cheese Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Six influential Greeks to discuss women and education

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Six influential Greek Australian women will speak on the topic of ‘girls and education’ for the next upcoming Food for Thought network inspiring people series event in March. Professor Joy Damousi, professor Georgina Tsolidis, Dr Ann Mitsis, student Maree Skalistis, minister Jenny Mikakos and wife of the Greek ambassador to Australia, Eva Dafaranos have been booked on the panel to speak about their experience and give advice to fellow Greek Australian women.Alphington Grammar principal Vivianne Nikou will moderate the discussion, asking and contributing herself on questions such as what challenges the panel faced in getting recognised in their fields, what advice they’d give to aspiring young professionals and the benefits of entering an academic field. Three of the panellists come from strong academic backgrounds, with Melbourne University professor Joy Damousi being recently recognised for her world-class research into the history of child refugees in Australia, Ballarat University professor Georgina Tsolidis celebrating more than 30 years in education as a school teacher, policy analyst and researcher and Swinburne University’s Dr Ann Mitsis lecturing marketing to the next generation of brand strategists.As the first Greek Australian female minister in the Victorian government, Ms Mikakos has become a trailblazer for Greek Australian women entering politics, while Eva Dafaranos, wife of the Greek ambassador to Australia, has used her public life to become a patron of the arts and charitable organisations.As the youngest member of the panel, Maree Skalistis will speak on being the Victorian representative at The Hague International Model United Nations Conference.The ‘Girls and Education’ panel discussion will be held on March 8 at the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be booked online at www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=120061For more information, call Varvara Ioannou on 0403034527 or email info@fftn.org.aulast_img read more

Les débris du satellite UARS tombés dans locéan Pacifique

first_imgLes débris du satellite UARS tombés dans l’océan Pacifique ? Selon les dernières estimations de la NASA, le satellite UARS arrivé sur Terre ce week-end, dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi, aurait probablement volé en éclat au-dessus de l’océan Pacifique, projetant ces débris dans les eaux. Alors que l’arrivée du satellite UARS a créé une véritable ébullition dans le monde, certains vont être probablement déçus d’apprendre que nous n’aurons peut-être jamais de preuve matérielle de l’arrivée de l’engin. En effet, alors que l’heure d’entrée dans l’atmosphère du satellite reste toujours indéterminée, comprise entre 5H23 et 7H09 heure de Paris, la NASA a indiqué aujourd’hui que les débris de l’appareil pourraient rester totalement introuvables. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASelon les estimations des ingénieurs, 26 objets de l’engin étaient capables de résister à la combustion due à l’entrée dans l’atmosphère et donc de retomber sur Terre. Toutefois, jusqu’ici l’agence spatiale américaine n’a reçu aucune déclaration confirmant l’observation de débris ou de dégâts. Aussi, elle a indiqué qu’au cours de ses dernières heures, UARS est passé au-dessus de l’Afrique de l’Est, de l’océan Indien, de l’océan Pacifique, atteignant le nord du Canada, traversant ensuite l’Atlantique nord jusqu’à l’Afrique de l’Ouest, rapporte Sciences et avenir. Mais que c’est probablement au-dessus de l’océan Pacifique que l’engin se serait désintégré et donc que tous les objets tant redoutés seraient retombés en pleine mer.  Bien entendu, la NASA ignore également la région précise où l’engin s’est enflammé mais elle assure que la destruction a eu lieu loin des côtes américaines. L’UARS est le plus gros satellite de l’agence à plonger dans l’atmosphère depuis 1979 quand Skylab, 90 tonnes, était retombé dans l’Ouest de l’Australie. Jeudi, l’autorité américaine de l’aviation civile (FAA) avait ainsi publié un bulletin mettant en garde les pilotes contre “un danger potentiel” représenté par ces débris, tandis qu’en Italie les habitants du Nord du pays avaient été invités à rester chez eux en raison des risques liés à la chute de l’engin, rappelle l’AFP. Le 26 septembre 2011 à 16:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Chris Jericho reveals all of his contracted dates with WWE

first_img Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Twitter Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Chris Jericho issued a photo on his official Instagram on Wednesday confirming all of the WWE live events he is contracted for in June, July and August.Here is a list of the confirmed dates.* 6/12 in Springfield, IL* 6/13 in Terra Haute, IN* 6/20 in Las Vegas, NV* 6/27 in Boston, MA* 6/28 in Reading, PA* 7/2 in Singapore* 7/3 in Tokyo, Japan* 7/4 in Tokyo, Japan* 7/10 in Philadelphia, PA* 7/11 in Pittsburgh, PA* 7/31 in San Diego, CA* 8/1 in Ontario, CA* 8/2 in Fresno, CA* 8/15 in Detroit, MI* 8/16 in East Lansing, MI* 8/21 in Bridgeport, CT* 8/22 in White Plains, NY* 8/29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico* 8/30 in Tallahassee, FLSource: @chrisjerichofozzyRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Chris Jericho Going To NJPWcenter_img WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Star Thinks The Rock Could Be The Next President Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Kevin Smith Chris Jericho Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the roadlast_img read more

Styles and McMahon confrontation New WrestleMania matches

first_imgFacebook 7 COMMENTS Well AJ is the best…If I wanted to look good I would certainly want AJ to be my opponent. Shawn Rico Andrew Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I suppose we all get old, but seeing corporate Road dogg and corporate P.S. Hayes, really makes you wonder what rebels will be wearing suits in 20 years. Hopefully we might see Shand and A.J. at WM. Though I think he should be in the main event, maybe a triple threat. WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte delos56 Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Would be funny if Eva Marie won the Smackdown title at Mania ha. Seriously you can add AJ vs Shane at Mania even though Styles deserves a bigger match. Also add Ambrose vs Corbin. Reigns vs Taker eh March 9, 2017 at 12:21 am Comments are closed. Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWEs Becky Lynch Invited To RAW Now Playing Up Next How is anyone still watching this complete garbage by the millions?…….Because Alberto Del Rio is TNA champ now. That’s how. Now Playing Up Next OR, they can just turn off WWE for anything else; not necessarily to tune in to TNA. Like with the New Generation era, the WWE booking idiots won’t be motivated to change anything as long as they still have a respectable-sized audience. When they start getting ratings below 2.0 & lower on a regular basis, then they’ll be forced to step up their game.AJ Styles wasted for his 2nd Wrestlemania fighting goddamn Shane McMahon. F*cking serious!!?? March 12, 2017 at 1:33 am How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Videos Articles Twitter TheCyberZon Ronda Rousey March 9, 2017 at 1:41 am WhatsApp You mean AJ Styles vs Shane F*CKING McMahon is a real possibility for Wrestlemania?? Seriously, SH*T on this company! How is anyone still watching this complete garbage by the millions? Now Playing Up Next March 9, 2017 at 7:49 pm Google+ Glen Värîs Videos Articles March 11, 2017 at 11:15 pm How about Asuka making he debut at Wrestlemania? and then vacating her NXT title leaving her undefeated. Becky Lynch TheCyberZon Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick A1 Jamie Stidiford WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands AJ Styles and Shane McMahon in WWE Network exclusive confrontation during 205 LiveAfter being defeated by Randy Orton in the main event of Smackdown in which the winner would face Bray Wyatt in the main event of WrestleMania 33, a disappointed and frustrated AJ Styles confronted Smackdown Live commissioner Shane McMahon during 205 Live.AJ had previously defeated Luke Harper in order to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33, but having already won the Royal Rumble match, Orton was granted a match versus AJ with the winner to face Bray. Here is a video of their confrontation:BREAKING: After his loss on #SDLive, a frustrated @AJStylesOrg confronted Commissioner @ShaneMcMahon. #TalkingSmack @WWENetwork pic.twitter.com/6eGY4ABHT1— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2017New WrestleMania 33 matches added to the cardWWE Champion Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship is now set for WrestleMania 33 on April 2 in Orlando after Randy Orton defeated AJ Styles in the main event of tonight’s Smackdown Live.It was also announced that Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will defend her title at WrestleMania 33 against the rest of the available Smackdown Women’s Division, including Mickie James, Natalya and Becky Lynch.Plus, Apollo Crews and Mojo Rawley added their names to the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE RawVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:51/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:46 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list March 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm Now Playing Up Next March 8, 2017 at 7:25 amlast_img

National Weather Service issues flood advisory in San Diego

first_imgThe National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory. The areas include Riverside County in Southern California and Western San Diego County in Southwestern California until 4:15pm PST.At 1:16 PM PST, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a line of rain and isolated thunderstorms moving East into Western San Diego county. Rainfall rates of 0.20 to 0.40 per hour are expected.This will likely cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Avoid the low lying areas and expect ponding of water on roadways. The total rainfall of 0.50 to 1 inch is expected through 5 pm.Some locations that will likely experience flooding include: Chula Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Temecula, El Cajon, Vista, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa and Poway.Further more, Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing Downtown will accommodate nearly 150 additional homeless residents Thursday evening due to the storm, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.The commission activates its Inclement Weather Shelter Program when temperatures drop below 50 degrees, the chance of rain is higher than 40 percent or sustained high winds are predicted. The program is funded through a partnership between the commission, the city of San Diego, Father Joe’s and Connections Housing.Father Joe’s can shelter an additional 113 residents throughout the night while Connections Housing can add up to 30 residents. Check-in at Father Joe’s begins at 4 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 5 the next morning. Check-in at Connections Housing runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 the following morning.Those at both shelters will have meals provided to them.As always we want you to remember:Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. National Weather Service issues flood advisory in San Diego January 31, 2019 , center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather Tags: Weather FacebookTwitter Posted: January 31, 2019last_img read more

Vancouver veteran still on the move at 100

first_img• Harris Dusenbery was a co-winner in 2012 of the Community Foundation’s first-ever Lifetime of Giving Award, honoring years of philanthropic generosity by Dusenbery and his wife, Evelyn, who died in 2008. Another award went to Margaret Colf Hepola, who died in December.• Charles Minot Dole, president of the National Ski Patrol, lobbied Army officials in 1940 to train troops in mountain and winter warfare. His effort led to the creation of what became the 10th Mountain Division.For MoreRead about Dusenbery’s memories of Armistice DayWhen Harris Dusenbery fought for the cause of freedom during World War II, he wanted to remain as free as possible. So he volunteered for the ski troops.“The lowest-ranking person in the 10th Mountain Division had more freedom and less regimentation” than any other soldier, the 100-year-old Vancouver veteran said. “I figured I was going to be drafted within a year, and I heard (the 10th Mountain Division) was going to stop taking volunteers.”To ensure he got his preferred slot, Dusenbery enlisted.He certainly had other options. Born in 1914, Dusenbery graduated from Reed College in 1936 with a degree in political science. He went to work as a Social Security official in 1940 in Portland, where Harris and wife Evelyn started their family. Their son David was already on the way when the U.S. entered the war.last_img read more

Dog recovers in Kendall hospital after enduring brutal injuries

first_imgAaron Idiaquez signed up to provide foster care once the pup recovers. “Hopefully he adjusts well,” he said.Idiaquez and Alvarez rushed to be with Phantom after he was found by the Fobb family. “Those are fabulous people,” Gordon said. “They’re people with hearts. They genuinely care about the animals.”Gordon said she is going to do whatever she can to help get Phantom back to being a healthy, happy puppy. “He’s gonna heal up, get adopted. He’ll get adopted really quickly,” she said.As for the Fobbs, they’re just happy to have helped Phantom in whatever way they could. “It’s just pretty easy, and the person we took it to, another firefighter, they’re people that just constantly give back to the community,” Fobb said.Phantom is currently getting the treatment he needs to recover. He’s expected to make a full recovery.Just Jacks Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization who has been caring for Phantom since his accident.To make a donation to help pay for Phantom’s medical costs, you can donate through PayPal using the email Justjacksrescue@gmail.com, or you can call in donations directly to Crossroads Animal Hospital at (305)-279-2000. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A firefighter and his daughter found a brutally injured dog all alone and in need of help. Now vets are determined to bring him back to good health.An animal hospital in Kendall is currently caring for the dog, named Phantom. He underwent surgery, but his scars tell his rough tale. “I think he’s gonna be OK. He was probably hit by a car,” said Dr. Cecelia Gordon with Crossroads Animal Hospital. “You could see the muscles on his skull were detached on this side, so we had to reattach those.”Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Jeff Fobb was off duty when he and his daughter spotted Phantom. “With an injury like that, it’ll probably be really unpleasant,” he said.Fobb told 7News they were at a Marathon gas station in the Redlands. “She went inside to pay, and when she came out, this poor little dog was following her,” he said.“It was in really bad shape. It was missing a lot of skin off of its head,” said Keira Fobb, who found the dog. “We couldn’t just let it sit there, you know.”Helping out others is embedded in the family. “I’m a fire captain, my wife is a firefighter,” he said. “It’s what we’ve done our whole lives.”Since the Fobbs found Phantom, there is some good news for him. “I was actually able to head right over,” said Jennifer Alvarez with Just Jacks Animal Rescue. “I actually was with him while he was having surgery.” last_img read more

Monday Update Swan Lake Fire Received No Measurable Rain

first_imgFirefighters are patrolling along the Sterling Highway.  Alaska State troopers and US Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers are monitoring for visibility impacts due to smoke and fog on Sterling and Seward Highways. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake Fire is estimated 100,812 acres with roughly 440 on staff and remains at 25% containment. According to the Incident Command Team, despite the heavy rainfall received over the weekend, no measurable rain was reported in the immediate vicinity of the fire. Steve Bekkerus with the Incident Command Team: “The last significant moisture received on the fire was June 15.  On Sunday, no measurable rain was reported in the immediate vicinity of the fire, despite rain across the surrounding area. On Monday, another weak front will bring another chance for light rain, however it looks unlikely that the fire area will receive a wetting rain and firefighters continue to prepare while low fire activity allows progress on fire containment lines ahead of warmer temperatures expected later this week.”The east flank of the fire continues to smolder in the Chickaloon, Thurman, and Mystery creek drainages with minimal growth potential in the next 72 hours, according to the Incident Command Team. Crews are utilizing existing trails as direct firelines and natural features to establish control lines to check eastward fire spread. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Light southeast winds will likely push smoke from the fire to the north giving local communities improved air quality.  Cooper Landing and sections of Sterling Highway could see come light smoke impacts overnight. For smoke forecasts from Alaska wildfires, visit UAFSMOKE athttp://smoke.alaska.edu.center_img Bekkerus: “The fire is still burning and  there is still smoke present. This fire is not done, and is still continuing to  smolder. We are doing prep work and preparing for the warmer temperatures that are expected at the end of this week.” A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has expanded to include the western portion of the Chugach National Forest and still includes the Sterling Highway corridor. Crews are utilizing existing trail and natural features establishing control lines to mitigate eastward fire spread. Billy Mack with Grangeville Hand Crew Type 2IA: “We are opening up an old fuel bed and creating a 20-foot fuel break on the right hand side, and a 10 foot break on the left side out on Bean Creek Trail.” last_img read more

Govt to release dues of housing scheme in AP

first_imgAmaravati: The State government announced that it will release at least Rs 500 crore dues related to housing scheme, out of the outstanding pending amount of Rs 840 crore. The Minister for Housing Ch Sriranganatha Raju said that by the end of the governance of the then Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the government was supposed to pay about Rs 840 crore to the contractors for constructing houses to the poor, as part of the housing for all. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us He informed that the government will settle the dues in a phased manner. Sriranganatha Raju conducted a review meeting with the department officials on Wednesday. He added that the selection of the beneficiaries in the previous government was done purely based on the party affiliation. But, now, this government will not see the party, caste or religion. Also Read – Quarry checks bring down granite production Advertise With Us Out of total 175 Assembly Constituencies, 124 ACs are in urban limits and they come under the central government’s urban housing scheme. Hence, the state government will discuss with the central government on it and will ensure sufficient housing to all the poor in the urban areas, he added. The state government will select the beneficiaries through the Village and Ward Volunteers. For identification and further procedures involved in the housing scheme, the government is planning to introduce a dedicated website and a mobile app. Advertise With Us Minister directed the officials to build confidence among beneficiaries on the government in providing housing to all. As aimed, the state government will provide either housing lands or the constructed houses to all the eligible 25 lakh poor in the state. He asked the officials to identify suitable land as early as possible with the help of local representatives, MLAs. He announced that if anybody would come voluntarily to provide lands to the government for construction of the houses, then the government will name the area with the donors. He said that, since the land acquisition would be more expensive, this initiative would reduce the burden on the government.last_img read more

BSE closes points 1186 down on Jan 28

first_imgBSE closes points 11.86 down on Jan 289.9K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 11.86 down on Jan 289.9K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 11.86 points down to stand at 29,559.18. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 3.80 points up to stand at 8,914.30. AJANTPHARM and TITAN were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.96% and 7.29% along with SUZLON and SHRIRAM TRANSPORT FINANCE CO.LTD with an increase of 6.96% and 5.53% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include REDINGTON (INDIA) LTD and GSFC with a decrease of 7.38% and 5.77% along with PERSISTENT SYSTEMS LTD and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd with a decrease of 5.70% and 5.18% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 146.15 points at 20,209.63, while the banking sector is down 105.58 points at 23,406.18 and the reality sector is up 26.46 points at 1,718.83. The Indian currency is up 0.09% at Rs 61.34 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 11.86 points down to stand at 29,559.18. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 3.80 points up to stand at 8,914.30. AJANTPHARM and TITAN were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.96% and 7.29% along with SUZLON and SHRIRAM TRANSPORT FINANCE CO.LTD with an increase of 6.96% and 5.53% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include REDINGTON (INDIA) LTD and GSFC with a decrease of 7.38% and 5.77% along with PERSISTENT SYSTEMS LTD and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd with a decrease of 5.70% and 5.18% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 146.15 points at 20,209.63, while the banking sector is down 105.58 points at 23,406.18 and the reality sector is up 26.46 points at 1,718.83. The Indian currency is up 0.09% at Rs 61.34 per dollar.last_img read more

Firecracker factory fire kills 5 in India

first_imgFirecracker factory fire kills 5 in Bihar of India. Photo: UNB/APA big explosion ignited a fire at an illegal firecracker factory in an eastern Indian town of Bihar, killing at least five workers and injuring another 12, reports News Agency UNB quoting AP.Local Police officer Sudhir Kumar Porika said the injured have been hospitalised, five of them in critical condition.The dead included three children of the factory operator, who was running it without a license in a rented home in Biharsharif, a town 70 kilometres (45 miles) southeast of Patna, the capital of Bihar state.The cause of the explosion around midnight Thursday is being investigated. Its impact damaged four nearby buildings as well, Porika said.India has a huge demand for firecrackers, which are used in religious festivals and weddings.There are fatal accidents nearly every year in India as people work in makeshift factories in the absence of proper safety standards.In June last year, 23 workers were killed when a blast occurred while they were producing firecrackers in a village in Madhya Pradesh state.last_img read more

Court Orders City Of Houston And Firefighters Union To Resume Mediation On

first_img Share Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaThis August 8, 2018, file photo shows two HFD trucks parked at Houston City Hall.The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has ordered the City of Houston and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association to resume mediation over Proposition B.Prop B is the measure voters approved last November by which the city would have to pay firefighters the same it pays to police officers of the same or equivalent rank, meaning there is pay parity between the local fire and police departments.In May, a judge declared the measure unconstitutional based on the Texas Constitution. The firefighters union appealed that decision and that’s why the appeals court has ordered that the city and the HPFFA go back to the negotiating table within 60 days. The two parties already unsuccessfully negotiated before Prop B was declared unconstitutional.On Wednesday, the Houston City Council voted to reverse 220 layoffs and even more demotions of firefighters that had gone into effect in order for the city to pay for the raises.This order is similar to the last time the city and the HPFFA had to resort to mediation. They aren’t actually legally bound to find a solution, just to negotiate.A spokesperson for the firefighter’s union says they’re ready to enter mediation as soon as possible.Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement that the city will comply with the court’s order to resume the mediation but added that “the most realistic course to move forward is to proceed with state authorized collective bargaining.”You can read the court order here:last_img read more

All things fine and Italian

first_imgShe defines one of the most poignant moment s of her life as the one where her mother got her a canvas to fit her six-year-old frame so as she could draw. For Simona Bocchi, sculptor, painter, interior-designer, jewelry designer, the desire to create forms out of nature grew in her as constantly as her creativity did. Italian by birth and essence, Bocchi has made India her home over the last few years. Bocchi was born in Monza, Italy and her initial enlightenment in her field happened in her academic sojourn through art schools in Milan, Brera, Wimbledon, finally graduating in Carrara. She came to India in 2006, invited to organise an exhibition in Delhi by the Italian Embassy. And then there was no looking back. Her experience in India brought her closer to the spiritual search she had been on forever and Udaipur soon became her home. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The lady who chiseled magic out of the famous Carrara marble pieces, now honed her art along the finesse of miniatures from Jaipur, ethereal sculptures from Khajuraho brought to stunning culmination in the magic called India. Traditional met the contemporary and  through the intricate process of from being to non-being, knowing to unknowing, Bocchi weaves in each experience of creation with its uniqueness into her work. Bocchi dabbles in sculpture, in paintings and in jewelery designs where she pours herself out. She loves creating pieces, working in tandem with interior designers, that create a dialogue with the space explains Bocchi. Her work speaks to her even before the process is on its way, that is just what differentiates simple artistry from pure genius.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBocchi says that she is fascinated by the balance of the yin and the yang and her creations stem from that like the living, breathing, pulsating mass of energy that transforms a piece of granite, marble, bronze, jute or even silver into a stunning piece of art. When I feel the masculine energy in me I like liberating it by making a piece that needs that kind of physical effort from me, on other days when I feel more feminine I prefer to use soft touches, brush tips to create what I want, explains Bocchi. She likes playing with the sense of movement in metal and wax as much as she likes the raw physicality of a piece of marble. It has happened at times that while I have been working on a particular vision, I cut away a piece of rock to expose a surface that isn’t a part of what I have perceived as my art, but it fits in so perfectly – I let it remain that way says Bocchi.This unique flexibility and adaptability to the process of creation makes every work of her as fluid as they are perfect end products of her vision. That is how nature works, she says, adding that conserving nature is one of the most vital themes for her – that is where the most famous symbol of the tree comes in for her. This fascination with the creative forces is perhaps why the theme of Shiva and Parvati inspires her so much. It is the ultimate cosmic fusion of not only the love of a man and a woman, but of creation and energy, she says.  This fascination has transformed into her creation – Shiva Shakti. Bocchi’s spiritual growth is intricately woven into her India chapter. While she was always interested in the inner universe, her thoughts found form in India, through her travels and her work. She made it a point to visit the Kumbh Mela, in India answers you seek are right there, the people are more open, you come far closer to the real sense of spirituality here than anywhere in the world she says. Currently working on a personal exhibition scheduled for next year and at the same time concentrating on her book, Bocchi has come from the land of renaissance to the land of spirituality and like the indomitable force of nature, her art keeps flowing and growing.last_img read more