Stars Added To Lineup For Fleetwood Mac MusiCares Person Of The Year

first_imgOn January 26, Fleetwood Mac will be honored with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award, and more artists have been announced to perform.Miley Cyrus will join Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, and GRAMMY nominee Brandi Carlile at the event. Previously announced performers include Haim, Lorde, OneRepublic, Harry Styles, and Keith Urban. Fleetwood Mac — Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks — will close the show with a special performance.Fleetwood Mac will be honored as the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of their significant creative accomplishments and their longtime support of a number of charitable causes, including MusiCares, the premier safety net of critical resources for the music industry.For more info, click here.last_img read more

Tamsen Fadal To Host 12th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala Benefiting Ackerman

first_imgGisselle Acevedo, the new President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced today the host and honorees for the 12th Annual Moving Families Forward gala to take place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 22nd in New York City.Cynthia McFadden to be honored at Moving Families Forward GalaThe event benefits the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.The 2018 honorees will be:· Cynthia McFadden, Senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News, will be honored with the Ackerman Family Advocate Award.· Lois Braverman, President Emeritus of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, will be honored with the Ackerman Innovative Leadership Award.· Arnold Syrop, Principal and creative director of Arnold Syrop Architects, will be honored with the Ackerman Distinguished Service Award.Tamsen Fadal, eleven-time Emmy award-winning Journalist & PIX 11 News Anchor, will return to host the evening.“I support the Ackerman Institute for the Family because Ackerman therapists know that when one member of the family is in distress, all members of the family suffer,” says Tamsen Fadal. “Ackerman believes that family members who truly feel understood by each other develop a kind of resilience that allows them to cope effectively with the complexities of this turbulent world.”“We are thrilled that Tamsen Fadal is returning to host the Moving Families Forward Gala,” says Gisselle Acevedo, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family. “By generously giving of her time and talent to help lead our event to success speaks volumes about her commitment to family mental health. I am grateful to Tamsen for lending her support and celebrity in this way for the fifth consecutive year.”“This year, Ackerman Institute for the Family honors three amazing leaders who have significantly helped families and the challenges which families often face,” says Gisselle Acevedo. “Cynthia McFadden’s work as one of the world’s most respected journalists has shined a media light on a national scale covering key issues including mental health issues affecting families. As the President and CEO of Ackerman for over twelve years, Lois Braverman has provided tireless dedication, leadership and inspiration to this organization. Arnold Syrop is one of America’s most respected architects and remains one of Ackerman’s most dedicated members of the board of directors.”2018 Moving Families Forward Gala Co-Chairs are Leslie Roberts and Deborah Werner; Honorary Co-Chairs are Martha Fling and Alice K. Netter; Gala Planning Committee is Vicky Kahn, Gisella Lemos, Jeanette Monninger, Emilie Dubois Poteat, and Nicole Poteat.About The 2018 HonoreesCynthia McFadden is the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News. Her reporting appears across all platforms of NBC News and MSNBC, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, Meet the Press, Dateline, and joining NBC News in 2014, McFadden has continued to cover a range of stories across the United States and around the globe as she did for the previous 20 years at ABC News. Known for a diverse portfolio of powerful investigations, her work has won broadcasting’s most prestigious awards including the Emmy, duPont, and Peabody as well as a Foreign Press Award. She was honored by the Matrix Award for Broadcasting in 2014, given annually to an exceptional woman in the field.During her years at ABC News, she worked as both an anchor and correspondent including ten years as the co-anchor of the network’s celebrated broadcast, Nightline. McFadden’s work has often focused on social issues and human rights abuses both here in the United States and around the world. She has reported extensively on various national security issues as well as mental health issues affecting families.In addition, she has interviewed a number of world leaders while reporting from a wide variety of international hot spots. McFadden received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Bowdoin College and a law degree from Columbia University.Lois Braverman, LCSW is President Emeritus of the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She was the Institute’s fourth president from 2006 to 2018. Ms. Braverman is a highly regarded educator and clinician with over 40 years of experience in the field. Her many publications and international presentations challenge the assumptions implicit in major schools of family therapy about women’s role in the family, in the workplace, and in the psychotherapeutic setting. Her special areas of interest have been women’s friendships and marital relationships, depression and marital dynamics, motherhood and mothering, and issues of power in family therapy. Currently, her clinical research project is seeing families with a young adult who suffers with serious mental illness. She is founding editor of the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy and author of Women, Feminism and Family Therapy, (The Haworth Press). She was the recipient of the 1994 American Family Therapy Academy’s “Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy Award” and the 2012 University of Iowa, College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Alumni Award. She maintains a private practice specializing in couple and family therapy.Arnold Syrop is the principal and creative director of Arnold Syrop Architects and the architect responsible for the design of the Ackerman Institute’s new, state-of-the-art training facility in the Flatiron District.Arnold Syrop’s New York based office renders architectural and interior design services to hospitality, corporate, and institutional clients, on a national basis. Clients include Hilton Hotels Corporation, Loews Hotels, World Yacht, Marriott International, Renaissance Hotels, Carlson Industries, The Princeton Club of New York, Millennium Hotels, Universal Studios, The University Club, and the Waldorf Astoria. Arnold Syrop Architects has designed hospitality facilities for major urban clients, including Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and Madison Square Garden.Arnold Syrop Architects have been included in the book “Restaurants That Work – Case Studies of the Best in the Industry”, featuring work of the top ten Restaurant Designers in America. “We have been selected as a national finalist in the Gold Key Awards for the best restaurant design of the year and are featured in the book “Hospitality and Restaurant Design 4” published in 2005. Our creative design of the public spaces, lounges and restaurants at the New York Marriott Marquis and Peacock Alley at The Waldorf Astoria have been widely published in professional and industry publications.”Arnold Syrop was raised and educated in New York City. He graduated with Honors from Pratt Institute and was awarded the Dean’s Medal in Architecture. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Architecture and worked as a designer with Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and with Marcel Breuer, prior to founding Arnold Syrop Architects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Selz Foundation, and a Fellow of the Culinary Institute of America.To purchase tickets to the Moving Families Forward Gala call 914-579-1000, email:, or click here.last_img read more


first_img Facebook YouTube Premium has ordered “Dark Cargo,” a neo-noir thriller pilot from Entertainment One (eOne), Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.The pilot is written by “Sneaky Pete” alums Adam and Max Reid and will be executive produced by Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock under their Red Hour Productions banner. The project hails from studio eOne.Here’s the official logline for the pilot: “Dark Cargo” is a high-octane, cliffhanger-driven, neo-noir thriller set in the big rig cab of Joe Dobbs as he traverses the darkest nights of his life. What begins as a random encounter with a disturbed stranger turns into a race against time, the police, and even more malevolent forces. All the while, Joe just wants to get back to his family. Advertisement Advertisement No casting details have been released for the pilot, which, if ordered to series, will join a growing slate of originals at YouTube Premium, including “Karate Kid” spinoff series “Cobra Kai” and the Tom Felton and Natalia Tena-led “Origin.”Along with this project, Adam and Max Reid are currently writing the pilot for “Ice Cream Man” for Universal Cable Productions and Good Fear. They are repped by WME and The Cartel.By Jennifer Maas | The Wrap Ben Stiller (Getty Images)center_img Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Wynne There may be more money for onreserve education

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe province of Ontario got a surprise last week. The economist they’d hired to help balance their books, Don Drummond, recommended cutbacks in every single government department — except for First Nations education.Ontario’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Kathleen Wynne, agrees with Drummond, and is calling on the federal government to work with Ontario to “upgrade the education on reserve for First Nations kids”.last_img

Asian leaders push for progress on South China Sea pact

first_imgSINGAPORE — Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a “code of conduct” to govern navigation routes and other activities in the region.Speaking at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang cited the region’s management of territorial disputes as an example and said the trend was toward greater stability.Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted at “all cost” to set the rules governing behaviour in those seas to avoid trouble.Duterte told reporters that relations between China and its Southeast Asian neighbours were “excellent” and that friction was between Western nations and China. He said a code of conduct was needed to avoid dangerous miscalculations.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Every detail will count

first_imgThe Lok Sabha elections are barely a month away and camps of all political outfits are buzzing. Amidst their carefully crafted strategies and populist manifestos lie the issues that will play a pivotal role in steering their ships to shore. The most-preferred choice in a public mandate is the one which understands the ground situation more than anything. The need of the hour is to understand the prevailing situation. While the incumbent bears the responsibility of addressing grievances, others are free to either suggest or criticise – latter being the case most of the times. In the democratic set-up constituted and passed down to the future generations, the concept of opposition was to sit with the government and contribute to the discussions over decisions to be made in the interest of people or nation as a whole. It was certainly not to create an ugly environment by dissenting to the point of humiliating the incumbent over their decision. Maybe that is why the heavily advocated concept of a majority government by BJP is crucial to their vision of India. As evident, the 16th Lok Sabha never had any troubles over decisions simply because of a staggering 282 seats that it had in the 2014 elections. Such a majority gave BJP the power it may not have speculated. The Modi wave reduced Congress to scrap – mere 44 seats in a historic low. Congress has since walked a long way in recovering from such a disaster to be able to once again become the reckoning force it was prior to the Modi wave. Led by yet another Gandhi, Congress’ recent victory in the major states was the first glimpse of the grand old party’s resurgence. But why was Congress able to sideline BJP in the three states of Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh? The answer to this question holds the key to understanding the upcoming elections. Also Read – A compounding difficultyThe ever-dominant Modi wave is still there but BJP lost the three states to their bitter rivals purely on the ground issues. It seemed as if the saffron party’s time at the helm made it accustomed to their wishes more than the public’s. Demonetisation had already hurt the rural population immeasurably. Adding higher MSP’s and poorly implemented farm schemes after a tumultuous outcry of the same did not exactly help. Farmers resort to suicides as the debts grew and grievances were seldom addressed. The compounding distress came back to haunt BJP in the most crucial hour – elections. Understanding this bit of an unaddressed issue transforming into a decisive factor in the public mandate is necessary to draw predictions about the upcoming polls. Though the aforementioned instance was just for the three states – which had agrarian distress as the predominant issue, it is a collective of issues across the verticles of society that will decide who gets to the helm. Each state has its own set of issues, adversities to be precise, that need to be resolved. These did not emerge overnight, they have come to the forefront based on neglect of the government. Take for instance Kerala’s Sabarimala imbroglio or Northeast’s agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Both the regions are embroiled in their respective controversies which, on several occasions, has brought the state to an uncomfortable halt. BJP and Congress have done little to resolve the adversities. In such a situation, regional parties have become the popular choice – making them a key factor in the national narrative. The third front or the federal front which will have to align towards either side to give the general mandate an outcome, should BJP fail to register majority, has become an essential feature of the polls. Of course, BJP is trying to avoid such a circumstance where its claim to the driving seat rests on other’s allegiance while Congress acknowledges their presence and hopeful alliance as the only way to usurp BJP. While half the country suffers from agrarian distress, there are several other state-specific issues such as militancy in J&K, drug abuse in Punjab, unemployment in UP, Jat reservation/agitation in Haryana, et al. Now, while the populist manifestos will certainly highlight these and influence public mandate through sops of all sorts, the voters’ dilemma exists nevertheless since deep down none will cater to the troubles with the eye of resolving them in entirety. If you solve the problem then there is no problem to build your promises on. In such a case, the next best thing is to vote the one with fewer lies or the one who understands the regional issues more. In this context, the narrative of polls might meander depending on the regional powerplay!last_img read more

Pleasant morning in city

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a pleasant Monday morning in the city as the minimum temperature settled at 22.8 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 49 per cent. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy skies later in the day. “The skies will turn partly cloudy in the afternoon. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 38 degrees Celsius,” the official said. On Sunday, the minimum temperature was 23.2 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature settled at 37.2 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

Gold bars smuggled from Lanka to India seized

The team intercepted the car and questioned the occupants, Karthikeyan and Sheik Fareed, who admitted to having concealed the smuggled gold bars. Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Chennai zonal unit, seized 15.2 kg of gold bars that were smuggled from Sri Lanka and arrested two persons transporting them in a car near the Papanadu village in the Thanjavur district in Tiruchi on Wednesday.Acting on a tip-off that gold bars were being brought by boat from Sri Lanka to Muthupet coastal area for transportation to Chennai by car, a team of DRI officers positioned themselves on the Pattukottai–Thanjavur National Highway near Papanadu village in the early hours on Wednesday. The officers recovered 12 packets containing gold bars hidden below the back seat of the vehicle. There were 80 foreign marked gold bars and 24 pieces of crude gold bars, totally weighing 15.2 kg estimated at Rs. 4.1 crore. (Courtesy The Hindu) read more

Annan condemns Israels assassination of Hamas leader Abdelaziz Rantissi

“He is apprehensive that such an action would lead to further deterioration of an already distressing and fragile situation,” a spokesman for the Secretary-General said in a statement issued on Saturday evening in New York.The statement emphasized that the only way to halt an escalation in the violence is for Israelis and Palestinians to work towards a viable negotiating process aimed at a just, lasting and comprehensive settlement to the Middle East conflict, based on the Road Map for peace outlined by the diplomatic Quartet of the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and United States. read more

UN and partners launch their largest ever appeal for emergency aid for

“Two-thirds of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are now living in poverty. Growing numbers of people are unable to cover their daily food needs and agencies report that basic services such as health care and education are deteriorating and set to worsen much further,” UN Humanitarian Coordinator Kevin Kennedy said, noting that children make up about half of the population of some 4 million. The $453.6 million sought by 12 UN agencies together with 14 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the occupied Palestinian territory for 2007 is only exceeded by the $1.2 billion requested for Sudan and $687 million for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The rapid deterioration is linked with the fiscal crisis facing the Palestinian Authority that has been unable to pay its 160,000 staff, who support another 1 million family members. In addition, Palestinians are subject to increasing restrictions on their freedom of movement through Israeli security measures, limiting their access to jobs, markets, health services and schools. Most of the funding will go towards addressing poverty through emergency employment programmes, and expanding food and agricultural aid. Agencies will also support the Palestinian institutions that deliver health, education and psycho-social services. “Humanitarian assistance can cushion a deteriorating situation, but it ultimately cannot stop the decline,” David Shearer, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. “Ultimately only a political settlement can generate a significant improvement. We are anxious to help the most needy maintain their dignity and have income. But the humanitarian community is not in a position to provide the full range services offered by the Palestinian Authority, and has no ambitions to do so,” he added. Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which has been caring for Palestinian refugees since 1949, said the loss of life, livelihood and security in the territory is most distressing. “It is increasingly difficult for people to cope in such a volatile and unpredictable environment,” she added. “We must go beyond this crisis to be able to help people regain the hope and optimism required for building a stable future. Providing the support outlined in this appeal will be a large step in the right direction.” After Hamas, which is dedicated Israel’s destruction, won elections in January, Israel stopped handing over tax and customs revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, and international donors suspended direct aid, calling on Hamas to commit to non-violence, recognize Israel and accept previously signed agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. read more

Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality

Speaking at the launch of the 2018  Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security report in Santiago, Chile, FAO’s Regional Representative, Julio Berdegue said it was an “appalling” threat to health overall, affecting women and indigenous groups the most.The Panorama, published annually by FAO, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP), explores strategies to halt the health threats posed by hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean.According to the report, hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, and obesity largely affect lower income families, women, indigenous communities, Afro-descendants and rural families.Principle causes of malnutrition amongst the most vulnerable, can be traced back to changes the food systems have experienced in the region, from production to consumption. With a greater strain on the demand for nutrient-rich food like milk and meats, many resort to less costly options which are often higher in fat, sugar and salt.©Alex Webb/Magnum Photos for FAO“Obesity is growing uncontrollably,” Mr. Berdegue said.Maria Cristina Perceval, who serves at the regional director for UNICEF in the region, said stunting correlates closely to inequality and poverty levels, and being chronically overweight “is also increasingly affecting the poorest children,” highlighting that lower income families have unequal access to healthy diets.Obesity has become the greatest threat to Latin America and the Caribbean when it comes to nutritional health conditions. Nearly one in four adults are obese and more than seven percent of children below the age of five are overweight—higher than the global average of 5.6 percent.To address the exacerbation of hunger and obesity, a “multispectoral approach is needed,” Director of PAHO/WHO, Carissa Etienne said, adding that the solution requires addressing social factors just as well as water quality and access to health services. In response to growing malnutrition, partner authors on the report call on countries to implement public policies that combat inequality while promoting health and sustainable food systems. read more

Research proposals sought for graduate student conference

Brock graduate students have until Feb. 22 to submit research proposals to present at the 12th annual Mapping the New Knowledges (MNK) Graduate Student Research Conference.Master’s and doctoral students at all stages of research can give either an oral or poster presentation at the one-day conference on Tuesday, April 11.The event, presented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partnership with the Graduate Students’ Association, takes place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Plaza Building and Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.  “The conference provides Brock a showcase to celebrate graduate research, highlighting the caliber and scope of graduate research at Brock,” said Jens Coorssen, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.“We are bringing students out of the disciplines of their home program and getting them to realize that they belong to a larger community.”Coorssen said the conference is a forum for students to see “what other interesting things are being done by graduate students as an opportunity to strike up partnerships.”As part of the call for proposals, students are required to include a maximum 200-word description of their research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.Last year, about 120 graduate students from across Brock participated in the conference.The event is tailored to provide students the opportunity to gain research presentation experience in a welcoming and transdisciplinary atmosphere.To find out more about the conference and to submit proposals, visit the MNK website. read more

Buckeye Brief NFL protests and Big Ten locker rooms from Urban Meyer

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the Buckeyes prior to the first practice of fall camp on July 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorComing off its 54-21 victory over UNLV, the No. 11 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) will be preparing this week for its matchup against Rutgers, the first Big Ten opponent the team has faced since the season opener against Indiana.Speaking on Tuesday’s weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, head coach Urban Meyer was asked questions about the protests that were prominent in the NFL this week, and how he would react if one of his own players asked to protest racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.After he avoided providing a direct answer the day prior at a press conference regarding how the team has dealt with the protests, Meyer gave a similar answer in the teleconference, citing a culture of respect to deal with the varying opinions players and coaches might have on the hotly debated topic, while avoiding sharing his own opinion on the matter.“A culture of team, a culture of respect and a culture of focus. And so, I was unaware that anything was going on until yesterday,” Meyer said Tuesday. “I’ll talk to some players and we’ll do what we normally do after a conversation and I’ll let people have their opinions and never cross the ‘r-word’, which is respect.”Meyer later said that in a hypothetical situation in which a player might ask him about joining the protest over racial injustice and take a knee during the national anthem, any conversation on the matter would be kept private and not shared with the public.“That’s between me and the player and to be honest, I don’t know,” Meyer said. “And if I did, I probably wouldn’t share it with you since to me, that’s sanctuary-type meetings you have with your players that you have trust in. So it’s no different than if you said what if my son or daughter came home and asked me what would I do, that’s between me and them.”Here are more updates from Meyer during the Week 5 teleconference.On Big Ten locker rooms: “These players do a lot for us and do a lot for our conference. They should be treated right and that’s very clean environment, obviously the proper heat, proper air conditioner, air conditioning and a sanitary environment. And I would imagine that from this point forward that their people will look at that very closely.”On assessing the team: “Pass defense continues to be the No. 1 on the hit parade as far as we have three pass interference penalties last week. Other than that, we played well, but that’s No. 1 where we need to improve. And then No. 2 is consistency on offense, and especially you know when you start getting into conference play and facing the better defenses, you have to play much better.”On Tracy Sprinkle: “He’s one of our top players as far as leadership, as far as respect amongst our players, so they know how hard he works, what a character guy he is and how much he loves his teammates. He actually talked some today a little bit. He’s getting back to that group he was before he got hurt. So, his last two games have been much better and we anticipate him to continue to improve as he has more confidence on that leg.”On freshmen who impressed against UNLV: “I can see Pete Werner and Baron Browning. They’ve really made strides … plus they’re very talented guys. Jeffrey Okudah is a guy who has taken a giant step and earned some playing time. Trevon Grimes had a couple really good weeks of practice. He’s not in a position to be in the rotation yet, but he’s working towards that.”On Demario McCall: “We’re pressing along and trying to get him ready to go, but when you watched him play, that wasn’t the Demario McCall you’ve seen in the open field. So it is a real injury. It is something that’s getting better and it’s a guy that just needs confidence to become the dynamic player he could be.” read more

Commentary Opening Day offers hope fresh start for fans

Opening Day in Major League Baseball is, for some, a national holiday. It’s synonymous with “hope.” It’s a time when every team is undefeated and every fan owns bragging rights — yes, even Ohio sports fans. But it goes beyond that. Opening Day brings new life to a team. It’s like a New Year’s resolution, and, for most professional sports teams in Ohio, it ends like most New Year’s resolutions: null and void within three months. Still, it’s always nice to start the season thinking your team has a shot. That’s why we try to appease the baseball gods by wearing team jerseys and hats and even our lucky socks that haven’t been washed since the Kenny Lofton days, as if the fate of our team’s championship hopes rest solely on our wardrobe offerings. Some call it crazy, ridiculous and even fanatical. And, to that we say, “What’s your point?” As Opening Day arrived, Major League Baseball in Ohio finds two ball clubs heading in opposite directions. Baseball’s oldest franchise, the Cincinnati Reds, truly has given its fans something to cheer about. On Opening Day, the Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. This year, the Reds hold great expectations, and look to rebound from a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies last October. Last year’s National League Central champs boast a star-studded roster that includes the likes of Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and the “Cuban Missile,” Aroldis Chapman and his 105 mph fastball. And then there’s the Cleveland Indians. After a rough finish last season, expert analysts say the Indians are heading toward a rebuilding phase. Rumor has it pitcher Fausto Carmona could be on the move before the All-Star break, in exchange for prospects to breathe new life into the ball club. But, the Indians are going to need more than a few trades and superstitious batting routines to become a legitimate contender. And, if winning is what the Cleveland Indians are looking to do, they might consider picking up free agent Charlie Sheen, aka Wild Thing (I hear he’s “between jobs,” and “winning” is his new mantra). Statistically speaking, Opening Day is not necessarily an indicator of what is to come for a team. Last year the Reds dropped their home opener to the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up 11 runs. As the season progressed, the Reds picked up steam and ended the regular season five games ahead of the second-place Cardinals. New York Times columnist George Vecsey once said, “There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League.” And, with potential lockouts from both the NFL and the NBA looming, the great American pastime may be all we have left. read more

Good Morning Britain reporter battered by Storm Doris winds during live weather

first_imgA Good Morning Britain reporter struggles in the face of strong winds as Storm Doris wreaks havoc on Thursday. Juliet Dunlop is nearly blown away during her live report from Blackpool as 90mph gale-force winds, torrential rain and snow cause power cuts and commuter chaos across the UK. 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

Bagotville man to face trial for wifes murder

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBagotville man found guilty of murdering wife, gets 80 years imprisonmentJanuary 29, 2018In “Court”Mother of 1 killed during domestic dispute with husbandApril 30, 2015In “Crime”Update: Suspect on the run after stabbing wife to deathMay 1, 2015In “Crime” Miguel Barker, called Allan of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara will go on trial next week Monday over the alleged murder of his wife Donessa Barker, called Vanessa, who collapsed after being dealt several stabs about the body.Accused: Miguel ‘Allan’ BarkerThe defendant appeared before Justice Navindra Singh as the Demerara Criminal Assizes continued at Supreme Court on Thursday. Barker denied the State’s murder indictment when the charge was presented by Lead Prosecutor Tiffini Lyken.His wife was killed on the night of April 30, 2015, in Bagotville, after an alleged falling out between the two.Barker was identified as the principal suspect.Murdered: Donessa BarkerIn evidence which was initially compiled, the woman was said to have died of incised wounds and it was proven that she was stabbed to the chest.Before the woman’s death, the couple had been married for more than a year but would have frequent arguments where several accusations were made. On the night of the crime, the couple were reportedly heard arguing in the moments prior to the woman being stabbed several times.Neighbours attempted to rescue the woman and had rushed her to hospital.According to reports received, Barker had fled the scene but was later apprehended and charged for the crime.He is being represented by Defence Counsel Maxwell McKay while Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Narissa Leander are assisting with the State’s case. About seven witnesses are expected to testify throughout the trial. read more

Rehab chief Angela Kerins wont say what her current salary is

first_imgANGELA KERINS, THE chief executive of not-for-profit group Rehab, declined to disclose her current salary despite being asked a number of times to say how much she currently earns this morning.Figures from 2012 show Kerins earns €234,000 but when asked about her salary in the wake of the recent top-ups controversy at some publicly-funded health agencies she said she had declared her salary on a number of occasions already.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Kerins said that the Rehab Group is not the same as other charities as over 60 per cent of its activities are in the commercial sector with 40 per cent in the not-for-profit area.The Rehab Group, which says it works for social and economic inclusion among people with disabilities and others, received around €36 million in State funding in 2011.“Fundamentally the people want to see fair and appropriate remuneration,” she said. “And the best way to achieve this is by independent professional evaluation of the role based on the size and the responsibility on the organisation.“And there are many experts out there, like Hayes and Towers Watson, and they do this professionally and I believe the public would want this done.”Kerins declined to say what she currently earns when asked directly by presenter Gavin Jennings: “Is €234,000-a-year still your salary?”She said that Rehab is “actually an organisation with social values but commercially underpinned” and added: “The most important thing is that the remunerations of all senior staff are independently done by professional people, who know what they’re doing and can evaluate it properly.“So I don’t wish to comment on anybody’s salary other than say that that should be done and it should be transparent.She was on the programme to speak about a deal that Rehab Group has done with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) in Saudi Arabia to train people there in developing employment programmes for people with disabilities in the Gulf state.Kerins is accompanying the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Enterprise Ireland on an extensive trade mission in the Gulf.Read: Rehab CEO ‘donates fees for State boards work to charity’last_img read more

German airport worker crashes van into Angela Merkels plane while attempting to

first_img A GERMAN AIRPORT worker has damaged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plane after accidentally crashing a van into it during an attempt to take a picture of the aircraft.BBC has quoted German newspaper Der Spiegel, which reports that the van crashed at Dortmund Airport yesterday.According to the report, the woman driving the van became excited after seeing the “Federal Republic of Germany” sign on the plane.It’s understood that she jumped out of the van she was driving in order to get a picture. By Stephen McDermott German airport worker crashes van into Angela Merkel’s plane while attempting to take a picture of it The incident happened at Dortmund Airport yesterday. Share83 Tweet Email1 Short URL 33 Comments Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE/Twitter May 14th 2019, 6:47 PM center_img However, the report adds that the woman forgot to put the handbrake on the van before she exited it, which caused the vehicle to roll into the aircraft’s nose.The German Chancellor was not on or near the aircraft at the time, and was forced to return to Berlin by helicopter while the damage to her plane was assessed. Flughafen Dortmund: Transporter rammt Flieger der Kanzlerin— SPIEGEL ONLINE (@SPIEGELONLINE) May 13, 2019 56,198 Views Tuesday 14 May 2019, 6:47 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

PlayStation Move les distributeurs baissent les prix

first_imgPlayStation Move : les distributeurs baissent les prixFrance – La PlayStation Move affole le marché des jeux vidéo. La console à peine mise sur le marché, les distributeurs appâtent les clients à coups de baisse de prix.La manette à détection de mouvement de Sony à peine sortie, la guerre fait déjà rage parmi les distributeurs. Au départ, Amazon facturait la PlayStation Move avec la caméra au prix de 59 euros. C’est ainsi que le consommateur se frotte les mains en assistant à une véritable enchère vers le bas du nouvel outil proposé par Sony. Pixmania propose l’outil pour 39,90 euros alors que descend sous les 38 euros. La Fnac, elle, propose carrément la PS Move à 28,50 euros. Les promotions ne tarissent pas, et la console elle-même est proposée à un prix réduit sur internet avec la manette PlayStation Move pour 333 euros environ.Le 21 septembre 2010 à 11:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les opérateurs mobiles virtuels pèsent 10 du marché français

first_imgLes opérateurs mobiles virtuels pèsent 10% du marché françaisLes opérateurs de téléphonie mobile sans réseau propre ont bénéficié d’une fuite de la part des opérateurs historiques ainsi que d’une politique commerciale agressive.Bien que ne disposant pas de réseau propre, les opérateurs mobiles virtuels (MVNO) pèsent désormais énormément sur le marché français, avec près de 5,2 millions de cartes SIM. Selon l’Arcep, le gendarme des télécommunications cité par l’AFP, ils ont pesé 9,87% du marché au premier trimestre 2011, augmentant leur clientèle de 566.000 cartes SIM, un bond de 41,8% sur un an, tandis que les trois grands opérateurs perdaient 542.000 clients sur la même période.À lire aussiQuelles sont les maladies médiévales et exotiques qui font leur retour en France ?Selon UFC-Que Choisir, cette forte progression est due à la politique de résiliation sans frais accordée par les opérateurs historiques en début d’année, suite à la hausse de la TVA. “Les consommateurs ne sont pas attachés à leur opérateur, dont ils contestent régulièrement la politique commerciale (…) Leur apparente ‘fidélité’ tient bien au verrouillage des 24 mois”, précise l’association de consommateurs. “On est passé d’un marché mobile oligopolistique à un marché extrêmement concurrentiel”, note pour sa part Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, le PDG de Virgin Mobile, un des plus importants MVNO. “Il y a une forte accélération depuis huit ou neuf mois de la part de marché des MVNO puisqu’ils frôlent collectivement 10% du marché grand public. Du point de vue concurrentiel, ça a le même effet qu’un quatrième détenteur de licence”, continue-t-il. Cette progression n’est évidemment pas sans rapport avec la casse des prix constatée ces derniers mois. Une casse des prix qui risque de s’accélérer, avec le lancement de nouvelles offres “quadruple play” (téléphone mobile, fixe, internet, télévision), à l’image de celle de Numericable cette semaine. Ajoutez-y l’arrivée prochaine de Free en tant que quatrième opérateur ou le lancement de la Poste Mobile, et vous comprendrez que la bataille de la téléphonie mobile risque d’être rude…Le 16 mai 2011 à 12:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more