Georgia UNICEF immunizing 2500 children in Pankisi Gorge against measles

Working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UNICEF is rushing in vaccines and a mobile team to immunize more than 1,700 Georgian children and 840 Chechen refugee children up to the age of 15 by Friday. An estimated 6,000 refugees from the Russian republic of Chechnya live with host families in the Pankisi Gorge, where lawlessness, including kidnapping and gunrunning, undermine scheduled vaccinations, UNICEF said. The agency’s Representative in Georgia, Ould Cheikh Ahmed Ismail, pledged to reach children who have “fallen through the routine immunization net.” In addition to providing 3,000 doses of measles vaccine, UNICEF and USAID are providing special syringes to ensure the safety of every single shot, and leaflets in both Georgian and Russian on the importance of immunization. Children will also receive Vitamin A capsules to reduce their vulnerability to measles, respiratory infections and diarrhoeal disease. Each year 777,000 children die of measles because they did not receive the vaccination, according to UNICEF. The contagious infection can be complicated by diarrhoea, ear infections, pneumonia or encephalitis. Children who survive may be afflicted with lifelong disabilities, including brain damage, blindness and deafness. read more

UN to provide support for independent commission on AIDS in Asia and

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that it will provide logistical support to a new body that will study the spread and impact of the virus and the disease in Asia and the Pacific with a view to mobilizing an adequate response for the region, where over 8 million people live with HIV.Launched on Saturday in New Delhi, the independent Commission on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, consists of 10 leading economists, scientists, civil society representatives and policy-makers from across the region.Over a period of 18 months, the Commission will conduct an objective analysis of the impact and developmental consequences of the AIDS epidemic in the region, and what this might mean to the socio-economic environment in the medium and long term, the agency said.At the end of 2005, there were an estimated 8.3 million persons living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific and the numbers are growing rapidly. Over half a million people died of AIDS last year alone, according to UNAIDS, which will provide the Commission with logistical support in its initial months and has contributed the funding towards its work. The Commission is expected to study the impact of AIDS on human resources, labor productivity, poverty reduction, social stability and household savings. It will also examine the spread of the virus in coming years, and how it could be reduced by raising national and international efforts.The Commission’s findings will be summarized in a report with recommendations for a set of measures designed to mobilize leaders to adequately respond to the epidemic in the region.“We are confident this Commission will make a real difference and move the agenda forward for the Asia-Pacific region response to HIV and AIDS,” said Commission Secretary JVR Prasada Rao, who is the Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific. read more

Oilsands giant Suncor posts 2billion net loss during fourth quarter

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2016 6:48 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Suncor Energy, Canada’s biggest oilsands player, has posted a net loss of $2 billion for the final three months of 2015 as it was walloped by the steep drop in crude prices.In addition to the oil price collapse, Suncor’s (TSX:SU) bottom line was dragged down by nearly $1.6 billion in impairment charges and a $382 million foreign exchange loss related to its U.S. dollar-denominated debt.A year earlier, it posted a net profit of $84 million.Stripped of unusual items, Suncor’s operating loss amounted to $26 million, compared with profits of $386 million a year earlier.Company-wide output grew to 582,900 barrels of oil equivalent a day during the fourth-quarter from 557,600 barrels during the prior year.Suncor has ratcheted down its spending plans for 2016, with a capital budget of between $6 billion and $6.5 billion compared with the $6.7 billion to $7.3 billion range it set in November.The company is assuming a U.S. benchmark crude price of US$39 a barrel for 2016.In October, Suncor launched a hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS), whose sole asset is a 37 per cent stake in the Syncrude oilsands mine.Suncor has a 12 per cent interest and has said it can improve operations at the glitch-prone mine if it has a larger share of it.After months of waging a bitter takeover battle, the two sides came to an agreement in January.Suncor bumped up its offer to 0.28 of one of its own shares for each COS share, versus 0.25 previously. Shareholders have until Friday to accept the deal.“We are pleased that the Board of COS is supporting our offer,” said CEO Steve Williams.“We believe that, working with the operator, we can drive real improvements in Syncrude’s performance with a larger ownership interest, creating value for our shareholders.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter Oilsands giant Suncor posts $2-billion net loss during fourth quarter read more

Ohio State softball bounces back from weekend sweep topples Ohio in doubleheader

OSU sophomore Taylor White (21) and junior Shelby Hursh (19) during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIts bats might have taken awhile to warm up Tuesday evening, but the Ohio State softball team was still able to sweep its neighbors to the southeast, the Ohio Bobcats, with 11 runs in the nonconference doubleheader. The Buckeyes (27-11-1, 9-4-1), hungry to redeem themselves from a losing weekend at Michigan, dominated Ohio (25-18), which sits in fifth in the Mid-American Conference’s East division.OSU sophomore Taylor White had three hits throughout the doubleheader, all of which were for extra bases. Junior infielder Anna Kirk went 3-for-4 in the second game after falling into an 0-for-5 slump last weekend.Game 1Tuesday evening’s first matchup ended up being a 1-0 pitching contest decided by a single play of small ball. Both OSU junior Shelby Hursh and Ohio redshirt junior Savannah Jo Dorsey threw complete games, and Hursh struck out six batters while only recording two walks.The game remained scoreless until the top of the sixth, when sophomore Ashley Goodwin laid down a squeeze bunt to give the Buckeyes the go-ahead run.After OSU stranded a pair of runners in the first inning, Hursh sent the top of the lineup back to the dugout in order. In the preceding inning, Dorsey, who struck out eight, echoed with three easy outs.Freshman Emily Clark and White led the Buckeyes once again with a double each, but Clark’s leadoff two-bagger in the top of the fourth could not produce a string of hits. The Bobcats briefly threatened in the bottom of the inning in a two-out, bases-loaded situation, but junior Casie Hutchinson popped out to OSU catcher Cammi Prantl.White’s double gave OSU a chance to score in the sixth, and after she advanced to third, Goodwin’s bunt brought her home. Freshman Becca Gavin shut down Ohio second baseman Taylor Saxton with her second putout to second base of the day, and the quick final three outs in the seventh gave the Buckeyes a return to the win column.Game 2In the second game of the twinbill and 70th all-time matchup between the teams, the Buckeyes quickly turned on their previously quiet bats to cruise to a 10-3 win.White added her fourth homer in the top of the fifth, which was also her third hit of the day, and sent the Buckeyes back to Columbus with a midweek sweep. OSU freshman Morgan Ray and junior Lena Springer teamed up in the circle to keep the Bobcats at three runs through the final five innings.White doubled for the second time of the day and eighth time of the year in the top of the first, bringing in two runs.Redshirt senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre jumped on the chance to make a clutch play of her own with an RBI single in the second inning. OSU bumped its lead to four with a steal of home, but Ohio responded with a two-out, RBI single from freshman Morgan Geno.The Bobcats took advantage of another two-out situation on a pair of singles in the third inning, bringing in two runs to tighten the game to a 4-3 contest. Ohio nearly scored in the bottom of the fourth, but Kirk charged a bunt from third to end the inning.White’s home run was the only noise OSU made in the fifth inning, thanks to Dorsey’s relieving effort after sophomore Danielle Stiene headed to the bullpen. Dorsey struck out six before freshman Jamie Wren stepped into the circle for the first time in her collegiate career. In the bottom of the inning, Prantl made a diving catch in left field to leave the Bobcats with another scoreless inning.Kirk led off the sixth inning with a line drive to right field, a stolen base and a trip home on McIntyre’s deep RBI single. Prantl stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded to slam a two-run double off of the outfield wall, which prompted the third pitching change for the Bobcats. Stiene reentered the game but gave up two more runs after Clark’s single found the gap. In the bottom of the sixth, Ohio went down in order on only five pitches, giving it one last chance to close in on the Buckeyes, who also went down in order in the final inning.Gavin caught her third runner at second base to end the day, sending OSU back to Columbus with its 26th and 27th wins.Coming upOSU is scheduled to return to Big Ten play from Friday to Sunday with a three-game series against Purdue. Friday’s game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. at Buckeye Field. read more

Catchup Wednesday 3 midweek longreads

first_imgIT’S MIDWAY THROUGH the week and you want to get up to speed on the latest news topics and catch up on opinions and insights.We’re here to help you do just that, with our three midweek longreads:1. The Tsar BombaOn 30 October, 1961, the Soviet Union detonated the world’s largest nuclear weapon: a 27-ton hydrogen bomb. Katherine Harrison and Matthew Hughes take a look at the Soviet’s history of nuclear testing, and how it contrasted with the American approach.History Today, approximately 11 minutes reading time, 2200 words During the winter of 1954-55, while the Americans were crowning Vegas showgirls as atomic beauty queens, some 10,000 Soviet soldiers began construction on the nuclear testing facilities on Novaya Zemlya. The soldiers lived in tents on the tundra and, in the face of polar bears and freezing 40-knot Arctic winds, they built the USSR’s Northern Test Site, a feat of construction that has been compared to the building of the Great Wall of China. 2. Hurricane Sandy, one year onIn October 2012, Hurricane Sandy blasted through the north-east of the USA. One of the-hardest hit of the New York boroughs was Staten Island, and Adam Gabbatt visited to find out how recovery is going. He meets families who stayed, people who lost everything, and finds out what it was like being trapped during the storm.The Guardian, approximately 8 minutes reading time, 1748 words We were in the room about to eat dinner and we hear the back door open,” April remembered. “Then we see the water coming in and I didn’t know what was happening. [Chiaramonte] went to close the backdoor and then I hear water: ‘Glug, glug, glug’.” Within minutes the water was chest high and still rising. “The refrigerator floating. That’s the one thing I remember seeing,” Chiaramonte said.3. How to fix Ireland’s obesity problemNutritional consultant and chef Dorcas Barry was inspired by a food festival, Foodcamp, to discuss what can be done about Ireland’s obesity problem. At Foodcamp, the participants were asked what they would do if they were the health minister and had an unlimited budget – here is her answer:Opinion and Insight, approximately 4 minutes reading time, 873 wordsWe know that educating about food will only ever bring us some of the way, but it’s the experience of delicious, healthy food that will offer the opportunity to make a real difference in positive eating habits. How amazing and progressive would it be if Irish hospitals showed this example and pioneered this experience, creating centres of excellence in every area of hospital life?Want some more longreads? Then check out Sitdown Sunday>last_img read more

Mother of allergyshock victim to politicians Emmas death was so avoidable

first_imgTHE MOTHER OF a 14-year-old who died from an allergic reaction as she had no access to an Epipen has told an Oireachtas committee of the need for legislatory change to prevent similar avoidable deaths in future.Epinephrine or adrenaline auto-injectors, commonly known by the brand name of Epipen, are used in cases of anaphylactic shock.When Caroline Sloan’s daughter, Emma, suffered a fatal allergic reaction in Dublin city centre after accidentally eating satay sauce, her mother was unable get an Epipen from a chemist as it was not for use on her.“Emma’s death was so avoidable,” she told the committee.“Had we had the correct information and education on her allergy, and access to an epipen, she would be with us today.”“She was so looking forward to Christmas,” she said, “All her presents are still wrapped in their boxes in a press.”“I only ever spent one Christmas with all three of my children.”She has since perused a campaign to have epipens “in every first aid box”, noting that very little training is required to use them, and for people with allergies to carry ID or bracelets for use in the event of seizure.She today voiced this at the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Committee. From left to right – Caroline Sloan, junior counsel Yvonne Moynihan, and Dr Michael Byrne Source: Oireachtas.ieJunior Counsel Yvonne Moynihan told the committee that an important part of any legislation would be the scope of a liability to allow anyone “acting in good faith” to administer an Epipen without fear of any legal repercussions.She outlined a case in the United States where a child died as a result of an allergic reaction after a fellow student’s Epipen was not used on her.Employees in the school were prohibited from using an epipen prescribed for one student on another. The child was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead, the New York Times reports.Ireland could become a “world leader” in the area of widespread availability of Epipens, she said, if comprehensive legislation was introduced.The situation has been addressed in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to varying degrees.She noted that it should include a requirement for schools, restaurants, and other establishments to stock an epipen, with mandatory health plans training for staff put in place. File photo of an epinephrine auto-injector. Source: Vu What When via Flickr/Creative CommonsPhysicians warned that there is a lack of awareness, and lack of thorough diagnosis, of severe allergies.Professor Jonathan Hourihane from the Paediatrics & Child Health department in Cork University Hospital, who specialises in paediatric food allergy and anaphylaxis, highlighted the lack of allergy centres in Ireland, noting long waiting lists at his own Department.This shortage of allergists in Ireland was described as ‘hardly surprising’ by Senator John Crowne – “Ireland is bottom of the league table for everything, every specialist you care to mention”.Hourihane said that many families he has met has said they feel like they are “followed around by grim reaper”.[They fear] that the reaper will take their child if they make the tinniest mistake with their food.“Another unfortunate death is inevitable,” he warned.Caroline Sloan had told the committee that “if Emma had been referred to a specialist and been given the results of her tests and an allergy management plan, she would be alive today”. She also noted although it was known that her daughter had a peanut allergy, it was not known that it could be fatal.Hourihane also referenced existing legislation in the United States, which he said was brought in by President Barack Obama due to his own experience with his daughter’s nut allergy, and that when the family visited Dalkey in 2011 that precautions were put in place “that we don’t think are worthy for other children.”Dr Michael Byrne from UCC’s Student Health Department said that many do not like to disclose their allergies.“In four years, despite regularly prompting and encouraging self declaration and origination,” he said,I haven’t had a single student who came forward of an existing food allergy so that I could compile a risk assessment.Byrne cited a fear of ‘not wanting to stand out in any way’.Some committee members said potential legislation to allow for the widespread availability of Epipens should be raised with the Minister for Health as a matter of urgency, with Senator Crowne noting that it would be a very straight-forward process.Read: Tragic death inspires push to get lifesaving EpiPens in public places >last_img read more

Rupert Everett The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places

first_img Image: Matt Crossick But sexuality is still this extraordinary issue for people and that is the thing that doesn’t still go away because even if there is a thaw on the iceberg slightly in showbusiness, there doesn’t seem to be one in sport, there has been one in politics I suppose but it’s a weird thing. It still seems to be a very blocking issue. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article It wasn’t an enjoyable shoot, per se. “It was very stressful in a way because I wouldn’t say that I enjoyed a minute of it,” says Everett. “‘Enjoyed’ is the wrong word, because enjoyment implies relaxation and sitting back and enjoying something, there was never that. I was always trying to move the thing on to manage to make our days and always trying to concentrate on doing so many things, pulling them all together.”Being director and star meant that Everett was pulled in different directions, particularly when the shoots were very tight. The movie was filmed on location in a number of European locations: Bavaria, Brussels, Wallonia and Naples, with Everett determined to bring to life Wilde’s 19th century bohemian lifestyle.They had just one week to shoot in Naples (where Wilde tried to rebuild his relationship with Bosie), and had quite a challenge finding the sets in Belgium and Germany. They discovered a castle in Bavaria where they were able to shoot multiple locations – the prison, bedroom and even a shanty street. The Paris scenes were shot in Brussels and Wallonia, and they wrapped the shoot in Normandy, where they were able to shoot in the Hotel des Roches where Wilde stayed.But for all its stress, it was a shoot that had a lot of love in it.“We kept saying to each other, me and the few people that started together, we said we must try and have fun and we kept reminding ourselves of that as we were screaming at each other. It’s difficult to have fun on a thing like that because if you for me because there were so many things I had to keep control of and it just wasn’t that easy,” says Everett. Though not easy, it was clearly a passion project that was worth it.The Happy Prince is in cinemas on Friday 22 June.  35 Comments A view inside Oscar Wilde’s cell, C2.2, at Reading Gaol Source: PA Archive/PA Images“Seeing his family again, seeing his children, all those things he did which are so incredible. And then ending up on the streets, shuffling around Paris with holes in his shoes, toothless, smelling of sweat and piss… It’s a marvellous story of a rake’s progress or riches to rags.”He doesn’t shy away from showing that side to Wilde in the film – the pressure that was put on him and the physical and mental effects it had.Everett is one of the few gay actors who has been open about his sexuality for decades, and he believes that it may have cost him roles. The price of being honest can be too high for some people in Hollywood, never mind elsewhere around the world. Everett has long mixed with fascinating people – Julia Roberts, Madonna – and written two memoirs about his time in the spotlight.He’s lived his life in the public view, and seeing how men like Wilde were treated appears to only fuel his desire to ensure he shines a light on the way we treat people who are LGBTQIA.As the past is not so far away, asks Everett if it’s tempting for us to look back now and think “aren’t we so great compared to the 19th century” when it comes to how we treat minorities. Source:“We’re worse in many parts of the world and Oscar Wilde’s treatment is better than someone probably in Uganda, or Jamaica, or in Russia, or in China, or in India or in probably three quarters of the world,” is Everett’s response. “In our world I think things have changed a lot for the better for the most part and I think the UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay. Rupert Everett: ‘The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay’ The actor has directed and written a new film about Oscar Wilde. The great vagabond Rupert Everett with one of his memoirs in 2006 Source: SuzanWhat drew Everett to Wilde? “I think what I love about him in the story is that for me in terms of literature in the 19th century, which is my favourite era, along with [Paul] Verlaine he is the last great vagabond of the 19th century,” he says. “This fall from stardom which was just extraordinary and shocked the whole world. Really, everybody in the world knew about it, because he was one of the first famous people who were famous for being famous on top of everything else.”Wilde was a famous writer, but he was also famous for his character, “for the way he lit up rooms and kept the whole Café Royal in thrall”.But was it difficult to play his hero during the toughest time of his life? “I don’t think it is in a way because one’s been through so much of writing the story and plotting the scenes – I mean obviously as an actor, you get into the role,” says Everett. “But outside of that, I was just concentrating on getting each scene done and moving on to the next. We were so short of time making the film that I couldn’t make one mistake because if I didn’t manage to do a scene then it would never be shot, because we never had a contingency plan to do something at another date.It is a very sad story but you don’t really think of it like that when you’re making it in a way. Image: Matt Crossick Monday 18 Jun 2018, 7:30 PM Source:’S A ROLE that Rupert Everett was born to play: Oscar Wilde.The British actor’s obsession with the Irish author is long known (he played him in a one-man play The Judas Kiss in 2012), but it’s come full circle with the release of The Happy Prince, a film about Wilde’s final years, which is written, directed by and stars Everett.When we meet during Everett’s extensive press trip for the film, the actor is dressed down in a black hoodie (well, it’s by Helmut Lang, so an upmarket hoodie) and sporting a full beard. He looks refreshed, the opposite to Wilde in The Happy Prince, who is visibly haunted by what he’s been through. He’s bloated and tired, but he still retains his trademark wit.The film – which stars Everett’s friends Colin Firth and Emily Watson – was 11 years in the making, so to have it finally on the big screen “feels amazing”, says Everett. “Particularly bringing the film here to Dublin, this feels like the end of the road, not the end of the road in a bad way for me, but the thrill to be able to bring a story about Oscar Wilde to Dublin, to Ireland, and to be here now, next to where he lived [on Merrion Square], is very exciting for me.”HumiliationIn the film we meet Wilde while he’s on his deathbed, as he reflects on a fascinating – though truncated – life.He died aged just 46, in November 1900, broken by a tough trial over his homosexuality. The author and playwright was punished for being himself, and this punishment left an indelible mark on him.“His humiliation in the Old Bailey was such a huge thing, and his imprisonment with hard labour and then his exile in the north of France and then the fact he went back to the boyfriend [Bosie] who he said he’d never talk to again in his life was… just the most extraordinary story. And then once he’d done that that blew every single thing he might have achieved afterwards out of the water,” says Everett. By Aoife Barry Share26 Tweet Email3 Short URL 33,187 Views Jun 18th 2018, 7:31 PM last_img read more

Elmo Crashes Game of Thrones Scene in Cute Sesame Street Crossover

first_imgStay on target Respect is coming: Elmo tried to bring peace to Westeros in a recent Game of Thrones and Sesame Street mashup and the furry friend might have repaired a major sibling conflict.On Thursday, the Sesame Street character “interrupted” a conversation between Cersei Lannister and Tyrion Lannister, who were in a disagreement over kingdom troubles. While they’re trying to talk it out, Elmo, in full armor, shows up and asks the pair to respect each other.“You can’t ignore me forever,” Tyrion Lannister tells Cersei Lannister in the clip. “I only want what’s best for Westeros.”Cersei Lannister chimes in, “And, I only want for you to not get what you want.” (Sigh.)Cue in Elmo, who makes a lot of noise with his armor and says, “Excuse Elmo!” and introduces himself to the siblings.“Elmo thinks that you two need to respect each other. When Elmo has a problem with his friends, like Abby or Cookie Monster, Elmo doesn’t get upset,” Elmo says in the video. “Elmo listens and learns from what they have to say. ”Tyrion Lannister, who seems to be on board, says, “If we stop fighting and work together, we can be stronger. I’m willing to learn and listen if you are.”Cersei Lannister seems to not be as delighted with little Elmo, and she needs a moment to get it together. Finally, she dryly replies, “I can try.”Things get a bit awkward when Elmo can’t toast to the occasion, but regardless, the furry red monster maybe patched things up between the two siblings.More on‘Game of Thrones’ Writer: It was ‘Tough’ to Reveal Jon Snow’s True HeritageFirst Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 PhotosKit Harington: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Critics Can ‘Go F*ck Themselves’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

SPOILERS: 8/24 NXT TV taping results from Full Sail University

first_img Twitter NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Facebook 1 COMMENT Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy Lacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW Debut Austen Allen Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Tyson Fury The following was taped on Thursday from Full Sail University.8/24 NXT TV taping results* Dark Match: Jazzy Gabert def. Leah Knox.* Drew McIntyre promo. Roderick Strong interrupts and says after he is done with Bobby Roode, he is coming for the NXT Title.* Backstage vignette where SAnitY is attacked backstage by Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish.* Peyton Royce def. Ruby Riot.* Heavy Machinery wins a squash match.* Roderick Strong def. Bobby Roode. McIntyre comes out after, but is attacked by Cole, O’Reilly and Fish.* Andrade Cien Almas def. Cezar Bononi.* Aleister Black promo, wanting a shot at Drew McIntyre. Velveteen Dream interrupts and the two go back-and-forth until Black sends him fleeing.* Lars Sullivan wins a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. No Way Jose comes out after, but is laid out by Sullivan.* Sonya Deville def. Zeda.* Kassius Ohno def. Hideo Itami in a No DQ Match.* Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross def. Iconic.* The Street Profits def. The Ealy Brothers.* WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne def. Wolfgang to retain the title. Afterward, Dunne is attacked by Cole, O’Reilly and Fish. Wolfgang tries to help, but is laid out too. Dunne acts like is gonna go back in and help, but instead takes his title belt and leaves as Tyler Bate and Trent Seven come out, stare down Cole, Fish and O’Reilly and check on Wolfgang.* Johnny Gargano def. Tino Sabbatelli.* Bianca BelAir def. Lacey Evans.* Lars Sullivan def. No Way Jose.* Fish & O’Reilly def. Tyler Bate and Trent Seven. McIntyre comes out to confront Cole, Fish and O’Reilly after, but they leave through the crowd until they run into SAnitY, who brawl with them and send them fleeing.* Asuka promo with NXT GM William Regal announcing she is vacating the NXT Women’s Title and beginning negotiations to send Asuka to either RAW or Smackdown Live. Ember Moon comes out and embraces Asuka, followed by Triple H and the rest of the NXT roster, who come out on the rampway to congratulate Asuka to end the tapings.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipLacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW DebutVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 August 25, 2017 at 8:23 am WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 Videos Articles Google+ Comments are closed. That sounds like a damn awesome taping! I plan on being in the States in 2019 & getting to an NXT show along with maybe a Raw and/or Smackdown taping is definitely on my bucket list. Pinterestlast_img read more

Klopp The Title would be keenly contested

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes this season’s title race would be too close to call regarding the current form of top teams.Klopp shared his thoughts in the post-match interview of the Cardiff game where they emerged 4-1 winners to climb to the top.“What makes the difference is the number of points because the difference between 23 and 26 feels like 20 points.“It’s really important to stay on track. We will all meet each other, it’s unbelievable that five or six clubs have such a big number of points but it only makes it even more intense.“It’s good for the people and the supporters of different clubs. Klopp made this known according to 101greatgoals.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Today it was clear that if we win it would be like that. We won, but for us it’s just the next step, that’s cool. Now we have time to recover.“It’s the first time for a lot of the boys that they don’t play in three days’ time. We will use the time to recover then prepare the Arsenal game, which will be another nice challenge.“We had very good moments and periods where we could have done better.“But we played on Wednesday and we had to create and create and create. That is really hard work to be honest. It’s so difficult.”last_img read more

Driver knocks hole in Jantzen Beach store

first_imgAt 4:00 p.m. today, December 22, 2010, Portland Police Officers were called to the Jantzen Beach Center after 911 callers reported that a vehicle was driven into a building. When Officers arrived they learned 50-year-old Maria Figueroa drove her vehicle into the Staples store in the 1700 block of North Jantzen Avenue breaking the front plate glass window.After contacting Figueroa, officers suspected she was driving while impaired and took her into custody for further investigation. Traffic Investigators determined that Figueroa was driving while impaired and charged her with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. Figueroa was booked into the downtown Multnomah County Facility.last_img read more

Greenpeace ship part of local protest against proposed coal export facilities

first_imgThere aren’t many sailboats equipped with a helipad and twin masts that are too tall to fit under the Interstate 5 Bridge.When such a vessel sails into Vancouver, it’s bound to turn heads.This week’s visit by the Rainbow Warrior, one of the ships in the Greenpeace fleet, is part of a West Coast tour highlighting the environmental causes championed by the international organization. The primary focus here: making a statement against coal export facilities proposed in the Northwest, including one in Longview.“Coal exports is one of the biggest threats that we have right now,” said Kelly Mitchell, Greenpeace energy campaigner. “There’s no question we need to stop these terminals and keep this coal in the ground.”The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday. After hosting a few visits and school groups on Thursday, the ship’s crew and other Greenpeace staff members plan meetings with local partners and other organizations today. Public tours will be offered Saturday and Sunday. The ship is docked at Vancouver Landing, behind the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay on the Columbia River.The ship’s arrival marks the latest high-profile move on an issue that has vaulted Vancouver and Southwest Washington into the spotlight. A proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver has more recently added a new wrinkle to the controversy.Nationally known activist and author Bill McKibben visited Vancouver earlier this year. Meetings and demonstrations have drawn hundreds of people locally.Greenpeace activists joined Cowlitz County residents to display banners against coal exports as the Rainbow Warrior sailed past Longview on Wednesday. If the organization is planning a similar statement in Vancouver before departing next week, activists aren’t saying. Greenpeace doesn’t announce actions before they happen, said Rainbow Warrior Captain Joel Stewart.last_img read more

Three seek Mat Su Borough mayors seat – Assemblyman Vern Halter

first_imgAttorney, dog driver and Mat Su Asssemblyman Vern Halter has represented the Borough’s District 7 for two terms. Now he has his eyes on the  Borough  mayor’s seat.Download AudioSixty-six-year-old Halter — a veteran, a lawyer and a 38-year Alaska resident — has a colorful background as a former Kodiak law clerk, an Unalaska judge and now operator of Dream a Dream Kennel in Willow.Over coffee in Palmer, Halter says he’s quite different from the incumbent DeVilbiss.“I am not a Republican, I am not a Democrat, I am a centrist conservative, coalition builder, and I think I could converse with our delegation as well or better, even thought they are supporting him, at this point in time, than the mayor.”Halter lives a rural lifestyle in Willow, but says he leans toward more development in the Mat Su.“Heck yes. I don’t really think we need a ton of rules that hinder businesses. I think we have to have certain rules, you know, to protect society.”Halter recently successfully sponsored a Borough-wide musher’s rights ordinance. He says he is not a staunch environmentalist, but he does oppose the Susitna dam.“The dam, the Susitna dam was a mistake. You know it cost us $200-400 million dollars, and that money is forgone now. And then you have the Big Su River, it will alter that forever. You are talking about salvaging salmon, which is a huge mission of the Mat Su Borough and the state of Alaska. Well that will finish it off,” Halter says. “So we have to be careful of those, those mega projects that don’t seem to have good footing. The Bridge is different. I’ve always supported the [Knik Arm] bridge. I think that one should be pushed.”At a recent AARP sponsored mayoral debate, Halter said schools are the Borough’s number one priority, and pointed to the success of the Borough’s school bond package  that passed in 2011.Halters’ biggest bone of contention with the present Borough mayor is the use of the mayoral veto power.“I think sometime when you use a veto power just to veto, or as a power itself, is very frustrating,” he says. “And a lot of the vetos that I though have come down — the library funds for Palmer and Wasilla, they are a partner with the Borough, we have residents from the Borough going into the city libraries, we were giving them $40,000-$50,000 grant per year. The mayor vetoed those. I would not veto those. I think that is a good partnership with the cities, It shows our intent with them. The mayor vetoed the road bonds in 2011. If it has not been overridden, it would not have gone to the voters that fall. ”DeVilbiss says he vetoed the road bond package because it was “false advertising” to include trails in the bond.Halter  is also concerned about the mayor’s veto of a Borough grant to fund a Sexual Assault Response Team.Halter says the coming years will be lean ones, and, since property owners are still going to be the main source of Borough revenue, he aims to keep the mill rate low.“And my goal would never to go above ten and keep it as low as we possibly can.”He says the Borough has to prioritize projects that need the most attention. The completion of the railroad spur from Port Mackenzie to Houston is a major need, and the most pressing issue is very basic… septage. Greywater and human waste is trucked to Anchorage from the Valley to sanitation facilities in the city. Halter says a $28 million Borough project for a local septage facility is a top priority.last_img read more

Land dispute kills 1

first_imgDead body illustrationA man was killed and five others injured in a clash over a land-dispute in Lakshmipur village of Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased is Dulal Miah, son of a certain Mansur Miah of the village.Basu Miah’s family had been at loggerheads with Muslim Miah over a piece of land. Basu Miah attacked Dulal Miah and five others with a sharp weapon on their way to the disputed land early Saturday leaving Dulal dead on the spot and five others injured, said Nabinagar police station officer-in-charge Aslam Shikder.The injured were sent to Nabinagar Health Complex while the body of Dulal to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital for an autopsy, he added.OC Aslam Shikder further said additional police were deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation.last_img read more

2 Sylhet cops withdrawn over negligence of duty

first_imgMap of SylhetTwo assistant sub-inspectors of Sylhet court police have been withdrawn over the escape of an accused from the custody on Tuesday, reports UNB.Amulya Kumar Chowdhury, assistant commissioner of Sylhet metropolitan police, said the action was taken against Belal Uddin and Shafiq.Police said Alamin, 20, son of Shafiul Alam of Bishwambarpur upazila in Sunamganj district, who was accused in several cases, including that of robbery, fled from the police custody breaking the handcuffs while being produced before a court in Sylhet on Tuesday noon.Later, the authorities concerned withdrew the two ASIs for negligence of duty over the incident.last_img read more

Fakhrul confident of win

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File photoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said there has been a sense of awakening among the people and that indicates changes are about to happen.”We still think we are going to win the polls. The power of the mass is so strong that it can conquer anything,” Fakhrul said while speaking to the journalists at his residence in Thakurgaon in the morning. “Opposition candidates and their men are being attacked across the country. And the state is patronising such acts. There is no congenial environment. It has become a farce,” said the BNP leader.About the neutrality of the administration, Mirza Fakhrul said, “The presiding officers were asked not to let anyone stand against the state. Who is acting against the state here? Everybody is just participating in the polls.””The opposition parties are failing to do anything. They are being barred from electioneering. Last night, I saw Awami goons parading the streets with arms, machetes and sticks. They were threatening people not to go to the polling centres,” Fakhrul added.He also alleged that the ‘Awami goons’ have been torching BNP offices and houses of the minority people and blaming BNP for all those horrific activities.“We will be in the polls race. We will stay in the polls till the end,” Fakhrul said when asked whether the Oikya Front will stay in the polls under the circumstances.last_img read more

Saudis US blame Iran for tanker attacks

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 31 May Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the extraordinary Arab summit held at al-Safa Royal Palace in Mecca. Photo: AFPTwo damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday when it came under attack along with the Norwegian-operated Front Altair — the second assault in a month in the strategic shipping lane.US president Donald Trump has said the operation had Iran “written all over it” — rejecting Tehran’s vehement denial — and Washington’s key Gulf ally Saudi Arabia has also lashed out against Tehran.In his first public comments since the attacks, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that he would not hesitate to tackle any threats to the oil-rich kingdom.”We do not want a war in the region… But we won’t hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,” he told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat.He said Iran had responded to a visit to Tehran by Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe “by attacking two tankers, one of which was Japanese”.Abe had been on an unprecedented visit to the Iranian capital in a bid to defuse tensions between Washington and the Islamic republic when the attacks took place.The US military on Friday released grainy footage it said showed an Iranian patrol boat removing an “unexploded limpet mine” from the Japanese vessel.On Sunday, it said Iran had unsuccessfully tried to shoot down a US drone on a surveillance mission following the attack on the Kokuka Courageous.The vessel’s Singapore-based BSM Ship Management said in a statement Sunday that it had “arrived safely at the designated anchorage” and that its crew were “safe and well”.Vital waterway The other ship, the Front Altair, was under safe tow by tug boats towards an area off the coast of the eastern Emirati port of Fujairah.”First inspections are under way and no hot spots have been identified following the fire,” while all crew members were in Dubai, the vessel’s owners said in a statement Sunday.Russia on Sunday warned against making “baseless accusations” over the attacks.”Such incidents can undermine the foundations of the world economy,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov.Thursday’s attacks took place southeast of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital corridor connecting the energy-rich states of the Middle East to the global market.Iran, which is struggling with crippling US sanctions, has repeatedly warned in the past that it could block the strait in a relatively low-tech, high-impact countermeasure to any attack by the United States.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday vowed the US would ensure the strait remains open, without detailing what options Washington is considering to protect shipping.”What you should assume is we are going to guarantee freedom of navigation throughout the strait,” he said in a Fox News television interview.Earlier Sunday, Iran’s parliament speaker said that Washington could have been behind the “suspicious” tanker attacks, the official news agency IRNA reported.The attacks “seem to complement the economic sanctions against Iran, considering that (the US) has not achieved any results from them”, he told lawmakers.Iran and its proxies The Saudi crown prince also accused “Iran and its proxies” over 12 May attacks on four tankers anchored in the Gulf of Oman off the UAE port of Fujairah.Attacks on Saudi Arabia by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels have further fuelled tensions in the region.On Friday, the kingdom intercepted five drones launched by the Huthi rebels, a Riyadh-led coalition said, in a second assault on an airport in the country’s southwest in two days.The drones targeted Abha airport, where a rebel missile on Wednesday left 26 civilians wounded, and the nearby city of Khamis Mushait, which houses a major airbase, the coalition said.A Yemeni rebel drone targeting Abha was also intercepted Saturday, but it caused no casualties or damage.The US military said in its statement Sunday that one of its drones was shot down over Yemen by Huthi rebels on 6 June.The rebels, who have faced persistent coalition bombing since March 2015 that has exacted a heavy civilian death toll, have stepped up attacks across the border in recent weeks.Prince Mohammed said Saudi Arabia would “not accept the presence of militias on its borders”.Riyadh has repeatedly accused Tehran of arming the rebels with sophisticated weapons, a charge the Islamic republic denies.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday August 28

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: review of some of the week’s top stories from the pages of The AFRO, through the reporting of Roberto Alejandro. Plus, more reporting from our other regular contributors, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham of The Real News Network.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

PS4 FAQ reveals the consoles greatest weaknesses

first_imgSony has released a huge FAQ for its upcoming Playstation 4 console, one which settles a number of outstanding arguments and reveals all sorts of new information.The PS4 launches in North America on November 15, just a few weeks from now, and fans of Sony’s console will be pouring over this guide to learn every scrap of information it contains.Some of the information confirms prior speculation, like the console’s lack of analog video or audio output and the blessed absence of any external power brick. However, much of it is brand new information, and it has prompted a flurry of both celebration and upset.The light bar will be used by some games to indicate health, emotion in the narrative, or anything else the developers can imagine. Some gamers may be upset you can’t turn it off.One major concern seems to be the console’s underwhelming functionality as a media hub. It does not support the playback of audio CDs (an admittedly small loss), nor can you play back MP3s. Puzzlingly, the PS4 will not support external hard drives for file-sharing and storage expansion.The biggest foul seems to be the fact that Sony has chosen not to allow the PS4 to use home PCs as media servers. Set to do battle with the Xbox One, a machine built on the promise of being a media hub as well as a games console, such media concerns could prove to be a bigger issue than Sony anticipates.Though Sony will be moving to a pay-to-play model and requiring a subscription for online multiplayer gaming, one seemingly modeled after Microsoft’s Xbox Live, users will still be able to access Hulu, Netflix, and similar third party services without a subscription to Playstation Plus. The Xbox One will carry on with the 360’s tradition of locking such access behind a pay-wall.The FAQ is refreshingly direct with the bad news, actually. When it comes time to state that online multiplayer is going pay, Sony lays out a chart so you can see just how free it used to be. The FAQ feels surprisingly conversational and restrains the use of superlatives to a minimum. Sony definitely seems to have confidence in the decisions it has made, and wants to be judged on the facts.last_img read more