Michael Strahan To Be Honored As 2017 Father Of The Year

first_imgThe National Father’s Day Council announced today that Michael Strahan has been named a 2017 “Father of the Year” Honoree.Mr. Strahan will be honored alongside JCPenney Chairman and CEO, Marvin Ellison. The 76th Annual Father of the Year Awards will be presented at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:00pm. As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, proceeds from the event will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.Emmy winner and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan currently co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America” and serves as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday.” Currently in production for its second season, Mr. Strahan is also the co-host of the top-rated primetime game show favorite, “$100,000 Pyramid” on ABC, produced by his own company, SMAC Entertainment, in association with Sony Pictures Television.Through SMAC Entertainment, he is Co-Producing “Religion of Sports,” an original documentary series now in its second season. The show examines unique examples of sport’s cultural and spiritual impact in regions around the world, airing exclusively on AUDIENCE Network on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. Mr. Strahan is Executive Producing “Tackle My Ride,” on the NFL Network, a series about current NFL players helping restore dream rides for fellow auto enthusiasts.Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Mr. Strahan’s entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His spectacular NFL career resulted in Mr. Strahan being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, the sport’s highest honor.Mr. Strahan led the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. In 2001, he completed what is widely considered to be one of the greatest seasons ever for a defensive player, breaking the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks. His record still stands today. The leader of the New York Giants was named the NFL’s 2001 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, making him the first New York Giant to win the award since Lawrence Taylor in 1986.Acting on his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Strahan introduced Collection by Michael Strahan™, a line of tailored clothing, dress shirts, neckwear and accessories, in the fall of 2015, available exclusively at JCPenney. The brand has been very successful and Strahan and JCPenney expanded their partnership to launch MSX™ by Michael Strahan last May. Inspired by Michael’s active lifestyle, this exclusive line of athleisure for men includes tees, polos, jogger pants and chinos. In February, MSX by Michael Strahan expanded to include boxers, briefs and undershirts, offering men everyday essentials in premium, comfort-stretch fabrics.From 2012-2016, Mr. Strahan co-hosted the top-rated, nationally syndicated entertainment talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.” He and co-host Kelly Ripa were the co-winners of the 2015 and 2016 Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.” In addition, Mr. Strahan was nominated for a 2014 Sports Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst.”Dedicated to many charitable organizations, Mr. Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The USO and HELP USA. A father of four, he currently spends his time between New York and Los Angeles.“It is a pleasure to honor a legend like Michael Strahan, who displays an incredible amount of dedication and passion in every venture he pursues,” said Dan Orwig, President & CEO of The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council. “His enormous success in both football and entertainment, as well as his commitment to his community and family, serves as an inspiration to so many fans worldwide.”The National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.last_img read more

Broadway Belts For PFF Raises RecordBreaking 350000

first_imgThe Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced that its annual Broadway Belts for PFF! raised a record-breaking $350,000, bringing its eight-year fundraising total to nearly $1.2 million.Broadway stars Aaron Tveit, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Andrew RannellsThe sold-out event on March 12 featured a “Sweet 16” reunion of the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY original cast members to honor Margo Lion, an original producer and a longtime supporter of Broadway Belts for PFF! The reunion, helmed by its Tony Award-winning composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and featuring stunning performances by Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells, Jackie Hoffman, Chester Gregory, Clark Thorell and many original Hairspray cast members, drew standing ovations from the crowd.In addition, Bryan Terrell Clark (HAMILTON, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL), Robert Creighton (CAGNEY, FROZEN), Lesli Margherita (MATILDA, DAMES AT SEA), Stephanie Gibson (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY) and Alex Getlin (ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER) were among the Broadway talents that graced the stage. Making a special appearance, New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy-nominee, Bernie Williams, performed in memory of his father who succumbed to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2001.The exclusive fundraiser at New York City’s Edison Ballroom was hosted by Broadway star and comedienne Julie Halston. As leading advocates for the PFF, Halston and her husband Ralph Howard co-created the event after their friend, Associated Press theater critic Michael Kuchwara, passed away from IPF. Coincidentally, Howard was subsequently diagnosed with IPF and has received a lung transplant.“Broadway Belts for PFF! has been a labor of love from the start,” said Julie Halston. “And through the enormous generosity of the Broadway community we have grown bigger every year to provide resources for pulmonary fibrosis patients and their families.”Broadway Belts for PFF! was directed by Carl Andress (THE DIVINE SISTER) with Christopher McGovern (CAGNEY) as Musical Director and Ed Windels as Music Coordinator, to honor Broadway producer Margo Lion. The benefit was produced for the eighth straight year by D. Michael Dvorchak, Sue Frost (MEMPHIS, COME FROM AWAY), Julie Halston and Ed Windels.“Broadway Belts for PFF! is an extraordinary opportunity for us to raise awareness and funds for pulmonary fibrosis programs and research,” said William T. Schmidt, PFF President and CEO. “On behalf of the pulmonary fibrosis community, I am pleased to thank and congratulate Julie Halston and the entire Broadway Belts team for a truly outstanding and memorable event.”Proceeds support the PFF’s work aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals living with pulmonary fibrosis and to fund research for a cure for the devastating disease involving scarring in the lungs. PF affects 200,000 Americans and results in more than 40,000 deaths annually. Fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no known cure for PF.Broadway Belts for PFF! was generously sponsored by Genentech, Gay and Doug Lane Charitable Foundation, Steffy Family Foundation, Margo Lion, and The Ettinger Foundation, Incorporated.last_img read more

India retain ICC Test Cship Mace for third year in a row

first_imgDubai: India retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of USD one million for a third year running after a memorable season that saw them winning their maiden series in Australia. India finished at the top of the ICC Test team rankings on the cut-off date of April 1 while New Zealand have ensured second place, the world body said in a statement on Monday. “Retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace once again is something we are all really proud of. Our team has been doing well across formats but it gives us extra pleasure to come out on top of the Test rankings,” India captain Virat Kohli said reiterating his love for Test cricket. “We all know of the importance of Test cricket and of how only the best can prosper in the format,” he added. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhA top place finish was never in doubt for India, while New Zealand’s consistent performances over the past year saw them climb from third position, needing them to only avoid losing the home series against Bangladesh last month to finish at the same position. The Kane Williamson-led side, who also had the satisfaction of seeing their captain get the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for 2018, earned USD 500,000 after finishing with 108 points, eight behind India. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSouth Africa, who had finished second the previous two times, will now get a prize money of USD 200,000 for finishing third with 105 points while Australia who edged out Engalnd on decimal points at 104 points bag USD 100,000. “Our team has a lot of depth and I am sure this will stand us in good stead once the ICC World Test Championship commences later this year. That is again something we are really looking forward to as it adds more context to Test match cricket,” Kohli said. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said it was an “awesome” achievement for his side to finish second in the ICC Test Team Rankings “…as a team we should be very proud. It’s come off the back of a lot of hard work and perseverance; not just by the eleven guys on the field, but the entire squad and support staff. “It’s been especially pleasing to see the consistency we’ve shown in the longest form of the game over a decent period of time.” ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney congratulated the Indian team while reiterating the importance of Test cricket and looking forward to the start of the World Test Championship after the World Cup in May-July. “I congratulate India on retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace and appreciate the passion Virat Kohli’s team has shown across formats over the past few years. Test cricket has been enjoying a purple patch over the last couple of years with more positive results than ever and a genuine competitive balance between nations,” he said. Nine Test nations will compete across 27 series and 71 Test matches to reach the World Test Championship Final in 2021 where the champions will be crowned.last_img read more

Western Sahara UN Resolution 2468 Calls for Compromise Realism

Rabat – The UN Security Council’s Resolution 2468 on Western Sahara’s peacekeeping mission has called all parties to prioritize compromise, dialogue, and pragmatism. But the document’s language may embolden some to see an organized drift towards Morocco’s position.Faced with suspicions of business as usual, the Security Council seems determined to keep the new momentum in the Western Sahara settlement process. Resolution 2468 maintained neutral language, respecting the tradition of the UN. However, many of the few new additions reiterate points Morocco has been making, allowing a Morocco-friendly reading of the resolution.Prioritizing compromise-based political dialogueAmid speculations about the draft resolution over the weekend, a source told Morocco World News that the first draft adopted Morocco-friendly language. Dismissing earlier reports that the report would include a Morocco-hostile clause calling attention to Morocco’s allegedly grim human rights record in Western Sahara, the source revealed “none of the sticking points” of the first draft were against Morocco’s position. If adopted in that format, the source suggested, the resolution would actually reiterate a number of Morocco-friendly appeals.The information turned out to be exact, although the text of the final draft is filled with the usual diplomatic language aimed at pleasing all parties.Like in previous resolutions, the latest document calls on all parties to show genuine commitment to the political process and come to the negotiations “without preconditions and in good faith.”The text welcomed “the new momentum” created by the Geneva meetings and called on all parties to take into account “the efforts made since 2006 and subsequent developments with a view to achieving a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution.”Other resolutions used to refer to Algeria and Mauritania as only “neighboring countries.” The goal was to distinguish the two countries from Morocco and the Polisario Front, which were more directly referred to as “conflicting parties.”In the new resolution, however, all the four parties are accorded equal importance and weight. The draft reiterated “its call upon Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania to cooperate more fully with each other, including through building additional trust.” More important, however, was the document’s repeated insistence on a “compromise-based political” process rather than a referendum.In what reads like a striking echo to one of Morocco’s repeated appeals in recent months, the draft “emphasized the need to achieve a realistic, practicable and enduring political solution to the question of Western Sahara based on compromise and the importance of aligning the strategic focus of MINURSO.” It added, “Realism and a spirit of compromise” by the parties are essential to achieve progress in negotiations.Shared responsibilitiesOn the human rights question, rather than pointing fingers at Morocco, the draft called on all parties to shoulder their “roles and responsibilities.”The document highlighted “the importance of improving the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the Tindouf camps” while “encouraging the parties to work with the international community to develop and implement independent and credible measures to ensure full respect for human rights.”There have already been complaints in pro-Polisario circles that what UN diplomats call the “new momentum” is nothing but a planned validation of Morocco’s agenda. According to the argument, there have been secret meetings between Moroccan and UN representatives to push for a settlement that is more in favor of Morocco.With this new resolution, some may feel emboldened in their suspicions. As long as the UN is concerned, however, according to MWN’s source, the goal is to move forward and gradually break with decades of ineffective diplomacy.That the UN is determined to maintain the “new momentum” under the auspices of Horst Kohler is abundantly clear in Resolution 2468. Horst Kohler, the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara, has notified the four parties of a third roundtable meeting in Geneva.But it remains to be seen how the UN plans to water down the seemingly unbridgeable differences between Morocco’s and Polisario’s positions and broker the much-awaited settlement. read more

First iPad given as part of undergraduate student survey

Justin ParroJustin Parro, a fourth-year Kinesiology student, is the first winner of an iPad for participating in the National Survey on Student Engagement.Parro filled out the undergraduate survey, which is for first-year and graduating students. The survey was distributed recently to students’ email accounts.Brock is giving away three more iPad prizes to students who fill out the survey.

Flaherty says recovery remains fragile and subject to global internal shocks

Flaherty says recovery remains fragile, and subject to global, internal shocks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The Canadian economy remains fragile almost three years removed from the recession and must avoid “shocks” that can derail the recovery, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Monday.The relatively sober assessment followed more worrying news coming out of Europe and Ottawa’s tabling of legislation to bring a quick end to the Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) rail strike.With Statistics Canada releasing gross domestic product results for the first quarter of 2012 on Friday, analysts say the Bank of Canada’s prediction of a 2.5 per cent advance will be difficult to reach.The economy has slowed appreciably since the third quarter of 2011 and will likely come in at sub-two per cent annualized rate for the first three months of 2012. Even that requires a fairly healthy bounce-back in March from a 0.2 per cent setback in February, analysts say.“We still anticipate modest growth here this year and next year,” Flaherty told reporters at an event in Toronto.“(But) this is worrisome, this business in Europe, that it festers, that it continues. The exposure of the Canadian banks to European banks is modest, but we’re in the real world and we’re in a trading economy and if there are shocks emanating from the European banks to the global situation, to the American banks, of course there would be a consequence to Canada.”Flaherty said there is little Canada can do other than what it has been doing, ensuring its banks are financially sound and well regulated and that governments keep slicing away at their deficits.On Monday, the government cited the fragile economy for tabling back-to-work legislation to restart CP freight rail service.But on the broader economic front, most of the recent developments have tended to point to a slowing of already tepid growth, if not to outright declines.Europe in particular has continued to deteriorate with some calling for Greece to default and exit from the euro. But, the European tragedy goes well beyond relatively tiny Greece.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy insisted Monday the country’s banking sector would require an international bailout although his government would have to rescue Bankia, the country’s fourth-largest bank, from crippling losses. Bankia is estimated to have €32 billion in toxic assets.And most economies in the continent are in recession or registering weakening conditions, including Germany.Flaherty said the government has prepared “contingencies” if the European problems are exported, noting that policy-makers have learned some lessons from the recent global recession.In Canada, one of the few large advanced countries that did not experience a financial crisis, Ottawa still had to step in to provide liquidity to the system by purchasing billions of dollars in bank-held mortgage assets. As well, the Bank of Canada slashed interest rates to historic lows while also adding liquidity to ensure financial institutions continued to lend.“(The) Bank of Canada and my department have the tools to act expeditiously if we need to act,” Flaherty said.Not all of the softness in Canada’s economy can be placed at the door of external factors, however.High household debt has tempered consumers in the first quarter, say Scotiabank economists Derek Holt and Don Zigler in an analysis of domestic and global conditions, which will weigh on growth.“Retail sales data indicate that the contribution to growth from retail trade will be just about zero on the quarter,” the write. “Canadian consumers have already binged … the question now is whether the slow-down will be gradual or abrupt.”Given the weakness in exports and cooling on the housing front, there is little to sustain growth going forward with the possible exception of business investment.The only recent significant positive has come on the jobs front — where 140,000 new jobs were added in the past two months — but few economists expect the trend to continue. by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2012 4:26 pm MDT read more

Central African Republic More aid needed amid deteriorating security UN relief official

Reiterating an appeal for the international community to invest more to avoid “the worst scenario,” such as a large-scale humanitarian crisis affecting the entire region, today Humanitarian Coordinator Najat Rochdi advocated for financing the Humanitarian Response Plan to better protect civilians targeted by armed groups. At a briefing by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yaounde, Cameroon, she said that the plan is intended to “lift the population from poverty and vulnerability,” and that it indisputably contributes to “accompanying the wishes of peace of the majority of fellow Central Africans.” The current indicators are similar to those that existed between 2013 and 2014 – at the peak of the crisis. Today, 600,000 people are internally displaced with 513,666 refugees in neighbouring countries, the highest levels reached since 2013. To date, the population in need has grown from 2.2 at the beginning of the year to 2.4 million. The 2017 Revised Humanitarian Response Plan (RHP) of $497.3 million was funded as at 30 September to $148.5 million, leaving 30 per cent of needs unmet. With a shortfall of $348.8 million, that number jumped to 70 per cent, compromising assistance for half of the population. New contributions to the RHP will give “a chance for hundreds of thousands of people to meet their urgent needs and thus promote the reconstruction of their lives and their country,” underscored Ms. Rochdi. Indeed, humanitarian action covering the most critical needs would gradually strengthen the resilience of the communities. “It is only at this price that the country will emerge from the vicious circle of crises,” she added. Ms. Rochdi thanked those donors whose contributions to the Humanitarian Response Plan have led to the effective and rapid response to the several crises regularly plaguing the country, particularly commending “the additional contributions received recently, notably from Japan, DFID and the Netherlands, which were a stitch in time at a moment when concurrent crises challenged the operational capacities of humanitarian actors.” The Humanitarian Coordinator also announced that she would take an international tour to “raise awareness of the current plight in the Central African Republic.” read more

EYEWITNESS Revealing…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMaking hay…December 6, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Let there be light…November 6, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Labour’s lost…May 2, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …Govt’s mindset on sugar workersOver the last year, the inhuman treatment meted out by the Government to sugar workers has revealed a most despicable and deep-seated mindset. It should remind us about how treacherously the ‘mental slavery” which Bob Marley warned us about has percolated the psyche of our ruling strata.To use human beings as beasts of burden to maximize their profits, the sugar planters and their cohorts in Europe created what today we call “racism” when they introduced African slavery to the New World.Even though our present ruling strata may have the same pigmentation that the Europeans used to mark the invidious badge of slavery, they are willing to put up with the permanent cognitive dissonance created when they are racist to “their own”. Back when we were entering our era of decolonization, the psychiatrist/revolutionary Franz Fanon described them as having “Black skin, White masks”.With the present lot, the “white masks” they insist one wearing prevent them from identifying with the travails of the sugar workers. The racism inherent in the rulers is revealed every now and then in little slips – in addition to the broad relations of exploitation they oversee.Recently, after making NO provision for paying all (legally mandated) severance to the fired 4000+ sugar workers, the Minister of Agriculture pretended they’re doing the workers a favour because they are prevented from “spending it out all at once”!! And that’s just how the old planters who invented racism insisted people with black skins would act if they were paid wages — they would just waste it away on frivolities.People with dark skin, of course, were incapable of planning ahead; they’re incapable of deferred gratification – so why bother giving them money for their labour? Give them a (thatched) roof over their heads and some provision grounds and they would be as happy as…well…Sambo!! This was the stereotypical “darkie” in the fields smiling widely even as he was “jiving and shucking” to throw the massa off scent.In the Guyanese present, the fired sugar workers can’t possibly want their severance in one lump sum, because they might want to open up a stall in a market, or put a down payment on a used hire car, or start a cash crop farm. Naaaah! That’s not possible. All they want is to drink rum till they die. So licences for opening up rum shops even in the bottom houses have now been facilitated (as another favour).But Fanon did warn that to every action there is a reaction.…The Parking ScamOld people say, “Mout’ open, story jump out”! Well, on the Parking Meter scam which the Mayor and her Gang of Four (MG4) attempted to pull on the City of Georgetown, the mouth is as open as if a dentist had commanded, “Open wide!!” And all who have ears (and have had need to enter our Garden City with their cars) let them hear about how narrowly they escaped being flayed alive.After citizens took to the streets (MAPM) and protested the contract that practically demanded they give up their first-borns to get parking, the MG4 refused to rescind the contract as demanded, but were forced to have a committee of Councillors relook at the contract, along with the Smart City smart flies. And lo and behold – a new contract has been hammered out, even though the Gang of Four predicted Smart City would rain hellfire and damnation on us from the courts.Your Eyewitness believes the contract should now be discussed with MAPM. And the PNC demand their Mayor resign!…on “good culture”The PNC places form over substance when it comes to culture. When the Speaker gagged the PPP in Parliament and they protested, the President called them “vulgar”. The gagging wasn’t?Now, after firing 5700 citizens and trampling their legal contractual rights, the President says appointing Senior Counsel reflects the “culture of a good society!!” read more

Igor Anic goes back to France – Cesson Rennes

Cesson-RennesIgor AnicTHW KielVfL Gummersbach French line-player, Igor Anic (25) goes back to France after five seasons in Germany. He will play for Cesson-Rennes for the next two years, after HC Montpellier, THW Kiel and VfL Gummersbach, where he spent last two seasons.Anic has already impressive records – EHF CL with THW Kiel and CWC with VfL Gummersbach. Of course with Montpellier and Kiel he won many national Championships titles.Also, Anic has six matches for French NT. ← Previous Story C.O Zagreb is eternal champion of Croatia Next Story → Nicky Verjans comes back to HSG Nordhorn-Lingen read more

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

first_imgUpdated 12.02pmTHE NUMBER OF people unemployed has fallen to 382,800, down 3,400 from last month.Stats published today by the CSO gives Ireland an unemployment rate of 11.5%, down 0.1%.However, unadjusted figures show a 5,702 increase in the number of people on the Live Register.While overall the number of long-term claimants decreased by 4.5%, the number of female claimants in this category rose by 3.2%.July saw both southwest and west regions perform strongly.While not all regions saw a fall in unemployment compared to last month, there was a decrease in every area compared to the same period last year.This was weakest in the Border, Midland, and Western region, which saw a decease of 2,467.Figures for June show that all Back to Work schemes saw a small increase in the number of claimants, with JobBridge falling by 195 to 6,782, but a year-on-year increase of almost 850.Minister of State for Employment, Community and Social Supports Kevin Humphreys noted that this is the 25th consecutive month the Live Register has fallen.“The majority of people on the Live Register have a strong financial incentive to work,” he said, “I will work with the Tánaiste to continue the reforms set out in the Pathways to Work strategy which are getting jobseekers back to work, building a better quality life for them and building a stable and prosperous society for all.”Originally published 11.44amRead: Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won’t be getting that harsh budget after all) >More: Here’s what the social welfare budget paid for last year >last_img read more

Woman Texts Falls in Fountain Threatens to Sue Mall

first_imgIt’s just the reality of the world we live in–fall into a fountain with cameras around, and you’re going to wind up on YouTube. That’s precisely what happened to one Cathy Cruz Marrero, who took a dip in a Pennsylvania mall fountain as she was walking while texting. The surveillance video surfaced on the Web and, naturally, the brief grainy video became something a viral hit, showing up everywhere, including a number of national media outlets.Marrero herself appeared on TV, telling the world precisely how embarrassed she was over that embarrassing video. “I wanted to roll up and stay gome in bed for days,” she told a local news outlet.” Marrero, it turns out, was texting a friend from church.Her lawyer, James Polyak, meanwhile, went on Good morning America, sounding a bit more threatening about the whole thing. “We plan to hold all responsible parties accountable,” the attorney told Good Morning America. Morrero, incidentally, has been out on bail since 2009 on theft charges surrounding stolen credit cards.Just for, um, reference, check out the video, after the jump.last_img read more

Registered sex offender accused in child porn case

first_imgA 27-year-old man on parole for soliciting nude photos from a teenage girl now faces allegations of child pornography possession.James M. Bergstrom made an initial appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of three counts of possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.Washington State Department of Corrections community custody Officer Shelley Smith notified Vancouver police Sept. 6 that she had seized and searched a phone belonging to Bergstrom, a registered sex offender, for violating conditions of his release, according to a probable cause affidavit.Another corrections department officer said he witnessed Bergstrom remove a cellphone from the smoking station outside a Department of Corrections building, according to the affidavit. Bergstrom admitted to having the phone and handed it over when confronted by two officers.“(Bergstrom) also stated he had nude photos on the phone and had been accessing the internet,” the affidavit says.last_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation And therein lies the rub when it comes to the Cardinals’ –– or any team’s — pursuit of the 26-year-old Eaglesbackup: he just hasn’t played enough to know just how goodhe is or will be.What we have seen of Kolb, so far, is mediocrity. He’sthrown 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, and has acareer QB rating of 73.2. Having sat behind Donovan McNabbfor years and learned from Andy Reid, there are many whobelieve Kolb is a budding star, needing only anopportunity to showcase his ability. He had a chance,albeit a brief one, last season. He started the first gameof the year, got injured, and watched Michael Vick takethe job and, literally, run with it. Warner, though, saidReid, a noted quarterback guru, must see something inKolb. Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Kurt Warner is aware of what Kevin Kolb can do.“You see the athleticism, you see the big arm, you see theability to make big plays, which he’s done,” the formerCardinals QB told Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash Tuesday.“But you’ve also seen, at times, maybe a lack of vision,being able to see the whole field and make all thedecisions that need to be made.“But you’ve got to remember, this guy’s only been in theleague a couple of years and only played a few games.” Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

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first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I63IFxbrPlMGo back to the e-newsletterOn Wednesday evening LATTE attended the South Australia Tourism Commission’s launch of its latest global advertising campaign. Arriving at Published ArtHouse in the Adelaide CBD, LATTE and other select guests mingled in the warehouse-style event space before the series of new advertisements were screened.The food offerings were all locally sourced produce, which also cameo in the new video ad campaign. Guest enjoyed sparkling wine, cocktails made with Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, premium kangaroo from the Flinders region, coffin bay oysters and more.The campaign will be featured on national television in the key markets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and will be marketed digitally online and through social media to international markets, commencing early this month. The campaignSouth Australia’s latest global tourism campaign celebrates the best of South Australia’s unspoilt nature, premium food and drink and other unique experiences.Featuring music from the latest album from South Australia’s much loved hip-hop band, The Hilltop Hoods, viewers are taken ‘higher’ from the State’s contemporary city centre to pristine Kangaroo Island, the rugged Flinders Ranges and through its many stunning wine regions.The new campaign showcases the beauty of South Australia, promoting Adelaide as the vibrant and authentic destination that it is, and as a gateway to Australia and the State’s wider regions.A key theme within the campaign demonstrates the diversity and proximity of unique, sought-after experiences on offer across the State, reinforcing that there is so much, so close to Adelaide and it’s all there for visitors to enjoy.The advertisement also features well-known local South Australian personalities and key culinary entities such as Poh Ling Yeow, Andre Ursini and Lachlan Colwill as well as producers, local fashion labels and businesses.The new campaign is the evolution of the acclaimed Kangaroo Island Let Yourself Go, Barossa Be Consumed and Adelaide Breathe ads, which created a splash in the market through bold, metaphoric, emotive campaigns led graphically and musically to inspire people to consider travel to South Australia.The campaign will be featured on national television in the key markets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and will be marketed digitally online and through social media to international markets, commencing early this month.With 17 variants, the advertisements aired intrastate focus on particular South Australian regions, taking viewers to iconic regions such as the Eyre Peninsula, the Limestone Coast and along the Murray River to name a few. Those shown outside of South Australia feature a compilation of the “best of” the State.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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August 2014. Alejandro Cegarra—Getty Images Reportage The wife of one of the Balza brothers shouts insults during his funeral," he said. Iran has also developed the capacity to produce electricity at Natanz Salehi said a site which lies around 300 kilometres (186 miles) south of Tehran The 2015 agreement allows Iran to continue 367 percent uranium enrichment far below the roughly 90 percent threshold of weapons-grade Before the deal was reached Tehran enriched uranium to up to 20 percent purity Salehi’s comments Tuesday appeared to be a warning to the remaining signatories of possible consequences if the deal were to collapse European powers still back the deal but have concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile programme and its influence in the Middle East Iran says the two issues are non-negotiable Salehi said Iran could not accept a "flawed" nuclear deal nor could it adhere to the deal’s restrictions while facing new sanctions He reiterated previous statements by officials that Iran is prepared to significantly increase its nuclear activity if the deal falls apart "Then the situation will progress in a different way" Salehi said "I hope there will never be a need to go back to that situation" He also repeated Iran’s position that its nuclear programme was for civilian purposes only (Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Alysson Muotri’s lab grew these brain organoids from human stem cells that had a developmental gene edited into the version once possessed by Neanderthals J Cohen/Science Exclusive: Neanderthal ‘minibrains’ grown in dish By Jon CohenJun 20 2018 12:35 PM Until now researchers wanting to understand the Neanderthal brain and how it differed from our own had to study a void The best insights into the neurology of our mysterious extinct relatives came from analyzing the shape and volume of the spaces inside their fossilized skulls But a recent marriage of three hot fields—ancient DNA the genome editor CRISPR and "organoids" built from stem cells—offers a provocative if very preliminary new option At least two research teams are engineering stem cells to include Neanderthal genes and growing them into "minibrains" that reflect the influence of that ancient DNA None of this work has been published but Alysson Muotri a geneticist at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine described his group’s Neanderthal organoids for the first time this month at a UCSD conference called Imagination and Human Evolution His team has coaxed stem cells endowed with Neanderthal DNA into pea-size masses that mimic the cortex the outer layer of real brains Compared with cortical minibrains made with typical human cells the Neanderthal organoids have a different shape and differences in their neuronal networks including some that may have influenced the species’s ability to socialize "We’re trying to recreate Neanderthal minds" Muotri says “I’m a little envious” says Todd Preuss a neuroanatomist at Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta who is retiring just as this approach to studying brain evolution takes hold “It’s still a long haul to get from organoids to real brains but if the technique can be developed enough to give us more information about normal tissue structure then you’ve got something that’s probably very useful” Compared with brain organoids grown from ordinary human cells (top) those with a Neanderthal gene variant (bottom) differ in appearance and behavior ALYSSON MUOTRI Svante P? it’s relevant.000 with them. YPG graffiti can be seen on the walls of adjacent buildings. "Just watching him do what he does on the football pitch despite the amount of tackles, deregulation lead to deprivation. Public discontent against ministers and government officials like Khan and his ilk cannot be silenced forever, “Or (we establish a system where) religion has the final say or religion determines everything.

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