SC allows CPI M leader Tarigami to go back to JK

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court allowed CPI (M) leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami to go back to his home state Jammu and Kashmir. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said the former MLA does not need any permission to go home if doctors at AIIMS allow him. The former MLA alleged that his vehicle has been taken away and he will be confined to his home. The ailing leader was on September 9 shifted to AIIMS following the apex court order. The top court had said Tarigami should be shifted “at the earliest” to “the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, from Srinagar, where he was under house arrest”. He was put under house arrest on August 5 after the Centre abrogated special status to Jammu and Kashmir under the Constitution. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The top court had earlier allowed CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his ailing party colleague and file an affidavit on his health condition. Besides mentioning Tarigami’s health condition in the affidavit, Yechury had also referred to other issues that have arisen in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. The court had earlier made it clear that Yechury was allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his party colleague only as attention had been drawn to an interim application seeking the court’s orders to bring Tarigami to AIIMS.last_img read more

Toronto FC fans say win mark redemption over loss to Seattle last

first_imgTORONTO – The cheers of Toronto fans rang out and fireworks and flares were set off at the city’s BMO Field after Toronto FC’s 2-0 win against the Seattle Sounders, taking the MLS Cup.Beaming spectators who spilled out of the stadium say the win was extra sweet after Toronto lost the final last year to the Sounders in penalty kicks after a scoreless game.“That game was redemption at its finest,” said Silvio Mazzulla, who was watching Saturday’s contest with his family.“TFC played huge, there’s no reason why we can’t go back to back next year, so we’ll see what happens.”Ernesto Gaita, who was also at the MLS Final last year, said that Toronto played a strong game to clinch the title this year.“It was a long time coming,” said Gaita, who said the loss last year was hard to watch.“They deserve it, the fans deserve it and the city deserves it, so I’m happy for them and it was a great game to watch.”Vik Narula pointed out that losing last year during penalty kicks was especially painful, and said Toronto did well to make sure that it wouldn’t happen again.“This year they realized from the start that the other team was playing heavy defence, so they moved their team up and tried to get that early-on goal,” said Narula.Toronto played a dominant game, seizing control of the contest right from the start and keeping possession for over 60 per cent of the first half.A goal in the 67th minute by Jozy Altidore and a goal in stoppage-time by Victor Vazquez sealed the win on home turf.The victory on Saturday night marks Toronto FC’s first ever title in the MLS.last_img read more

Five key milestones in Brian Mulroneys formative relationship with US

first_imgWASHINGTON — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney gave a heartfelt eulogy Wednesday at the state funeral for former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, something he also did for former president Ronald Reagan and Reagan’s wife, Nancy. Here are some key moments that helped forge Mulroney’s close political and personal ties in the U.S.The Shamrock Summit: The March 1985 meeting in Quebec City between Mulroney and president Ronald Reagan would come to symbolize a key turning point in the relationship between Canada and the United States, with two gregarious leaders of Irish descent belting out “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and visibly enjoying each other’s company. The meeting itself would provide a foundation for a number of major bilateral agreements on shared security, the environment and cross-border trade, eventually culminating in the North American Free Trade Agreement.Free Trade: Before NAFTA, there was CUSFTA — the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which eventually in Canada came simply to be known as free trade, or FTA. The agreement, which went into effect in 1987, codified one of the most important and lucrative trade relationships in the world, eliminating a range of trade barriers over the course of a 10-year period. Mulroney staked the future of his Conservative government on the agreement, which became a central issue in the 1988 federal election. It would also comprise the foundation of the deal that the following decade would include Mexico, bear the signature of George H. W. Bush and come into effect in 1994 as NAFTA.Acid Rain: By the modern-day standards of climate change, the notion of corrosive precipitation might seem quaint by comparison, but in the early 1980s it was a dominant environmental issue. The 1991 acid rain accord between Mulroney and Bush was focused on reducing the level of pollution, much of it from the U.S., that eventually found its way into Canadian rivers, lakes and forests. The original 1991 agreement was updated in 2000 to include ground-level ozone. A 2016 report by the International Joint Commission marking the 25-year anniversary of the accord found significant declines in the amount of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, particularly in the U.S., from 1990 levels.NAFTA: Arguably one of Mulroney’s singular achievements as prime minister, the continental — and controversial — trade accord created what he described Wednesday as “the largest and richest free trade area in the history of the world.” Designed primarily as a way to facilitate trade between the three countries, the agreement eliminated a wide array of export tariffs as well as non-tariff trade barriers, liberalizing trade in agricultural products, autos and textiles, while protecting intellectual property rights, establishing environmental and labour safeguards and setting up tools for resolving trade disputes.NAFTA 2.0: As one of Canada’s most powerful emissaries south of the border and a personal friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, Mulroney was enlisted by the federal Liberal government last year to help navigate the shoals of an administration that promised American voters it would either renegotiate or do away entirely with an agreement that had come to be seen as detrimental to certain U.S. interests. The former prime minister was an integral part of the “Team Canada” approach that saw political leaders and governments in Canada set aside partisan concerns to ensure negotiators were able to present a united front in their talks with U.S. and Mexican counterparts. The fruits of their labour, known in American circles as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but in Canada as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement, “new NAFTA” or NAFTA 2.0, was signed by the three countries on Nov. 30. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Jury now deciding Raymond Cormiers fate in death of Tina Fontaine

first_imgJohn MurrayAPTN NewsRaymond Cormier, 56, can now only sit and wait to find out if he will be going to prison for second-degree murder of Tina Fontaine, 15.The jury was given their final instructions from Chief Justice Glenn Joyal Wednesday and have now been sequestered until a verdict is reached.Joyal spent roughly three hours presenting instructions to the 11 member jury. One jury member was excused last week for a family illness.Although elements of the case were complicated and require careful analysis by jurors, the final decision only comes down to guilt or innocence on the charge of second-degree murder.Joyal released a copy of the decision tree to media, which outlines clearly the choices jurors need to make.Jurors must first decide if the death of Fontaine was unlawful. If it isn’t then they must find Cormier not guilty.However, if the death is unlawful, they must decide if Cormier caused the unlawful death. If he did not then they must find him not guilty.If he is found to have caused the unlawful death of Fontaine, he will be found guilty of second degree murder.No other charges, such as manslaughter, will be considered.The prosecutors case relied heavily on circumstantial evidence and on intercepts, clandestine recordings using hidden devices, produced by police after Cormier’s first arrest in October 2014.Jurors heard the recordings during the trial and were invited to follow along on a transcript but that transcript cannot be used as evidence.If jurors need to refer back to those they must rely on the recordings only.Joyal recounted much of the evidence and testimony presented over the last three weeks of trial. He painted a clear picture as to what each piece needs to have considered.Lack of forensic evidence was a big issue for defence lawyer Tony Kavanagh, as none of Cormier’s DNA was found on Fontaine’s body, on the duvet cover or in a pick-up truck allegedly used.Kavanagh even made a motion for dismissal last week after crown prosecutor Jim Ross completed presenting his case.Joyal refused the motion, among his reasons was that many cases resulted in guilty verdicts based on circumstantial evidence.Ross said circumstantial evidence that the jury must contemplate is the police recordings, which he called the heart of the case, and witness testimony.Three of those witnesses, Sarah Holland, Tyrell Morrison and Ernie DeWolfe, all have criminal records which the jury must consider alongside their testimony. They must decide if it detracts their credibility and trustworthiness, or if other evidence supports their testimony.Ross asserts that the police recordings should be enough to convict because on them Cormier admits to a murder.Kavanagh disagreed saying that the recordings are taken out of context and that Cormier was truthful in his denials.In one recording Cormier is heard saying there are three rules in crime, “deny, deny’ deny”.Deliberations may continue on in to the evening, or in to the following days.The 11-member jury consists of seven women and four men. Of the 11 jurors, five are persons of colour.@murrjwlast_img read more

Alert guard helps police nab four men stealing shuttering plates from a

first_imgNew Delhi: An alert guard helped the police nab four people who were allegedly stealing shuttering plates from a farm house in south Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri, police said Wednesday. At around 8 PM on Tuesday, Sanjay Yadav (35) employed as the security guard at Jindal farm in Jonapur heard noises coming from another farm house situated on the opposite side. He found four men loading shuttering plates in a tempo but on seeing him, the men tried to escape from the spot. “But the beat officers who were patrolling the area on a motorcycle apprehended the three men with the help of security guard,” said Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south). The fourth person was also apprehended after he was found hiding near the tempo. Shuttering plates are made using best quality metals and is basically used for supporting items for building construction slab, canopy, beam among others. The accused have been identified as Arjun (21), Deepak (18), Satish (19) and Narayan (23), all residents of ‘jhuggies’ in Jonapur, police said. A case was registered, the officer said. Large iron shuttering plate, a tempo, water pumping motor, ceiling and exhaust fan and air condition covers were also recovered from their possession.last_img read more

Bosnian Muslim army chief temporarily released from jail by UN tribunal

26 November 2007The former head of the Bosnian Muslim forces during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, currently facing trial before a United Nations tribunal on war crimes charges, is being temporarily released from jail and allowed to return to Bosnia and Herzegovina on the understanding that he will go back before the proceedings resume. Judges serving on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) confirmed on Friday that they had approved the provisional release of Rasim Delic, under certain restrictions, and a return to his homeland from 11 December until 11 January 2008. Explaining their decision, the Tribunal judges noted that Mr. Delic has cooperated with the court so far and that the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mr. Delic himself have issued guarantees that he will comply with all orders issued by the trial chamber and return to custody before the resumption of his trial. Prosecutors had not opposed Mr. Delic’s application.Mr. Delic, who served as Commander of the Main Staff of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina from June 1993 until September 2005, is charged on the basis of his command responsibility for murder, cruel treatment and rape committed by his subordinate forces. The charges include that he failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to punish those soldiers who executed captured Bosnian Croat civilians and soldiers in two villages in Travnik municipality in central Bosnia. He also stands accused of failing to prevent the torture, beatings and murders – including a decapitation – committed by subordinates at Kamenica Camp, a detention centre for captured Bosnian Serb soldiers in central Bosnia. In the most notorious murder, the decapitation of a Bosnian Serb soldier in July 1995, other prisoners were forced to kiss the severed head, which was later placed on a hook on the wall of the room where the prisoners were being held. Mr. Delic, now 58, is also charged over the rape by his subordinates of three women at Kamenica Camp.His trial at the ICTY, which sits in The Hague, began in July this year and prosecutors expect to wrap up their case by early next year. read more

FROM THE FIELD Changing world changing families

The agency’s Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, says that traditional perception of men as the heads of household is no longer relevant and modern families take many different forms.Taking that into account, UN Women is urging that laws and policies should reflect that new reality.Read more here about how families around the world are changing. UN Women/Ryan Brown | Cielo Gomez (center) and her family live in Nariño territory, Colombia. She took a loan to buy land. ​​​​ read more

Every room is just rotten Video shows how pyrite destroyed this womans

first_imgSource: Riggsdoes/YouTubeITA BRENNAN BOUGHT this house in Ballycastle, Co Mayo, in 2004.Three years ago she noticed a large crack appearing above the chimney and since then she has paid almost €6,000 for structural work to piece the house back together – to no avail.The floors are caving in because of the weak foundations, there are massive cracks all throughout the house and the plaster has started to flake off the walls.Speaking to TheJournal.ie this week, the woman said she decided last year that she could no longer live there. She moved to Dublin where she now lives with and takes care of her elderly father.She is still paying her €70,000 mortgage but now feels there is no hope for what was once a beautiful home – part of a development of eight properties that won an architectural award when it was first constructed.Brennan has also been told that she is not entitled to apply for the government’s pyrite remeditation scheme because Mayo is not included in the scheme.“It’s like a condemned house,” she said. “Every room is rotten, it’s just rotten.”I’ve spoken to the remediation board – the people manning the phones there. They’ve decided that only certain countries are to be included – maybe people in Mayo didn’t squawk enough.It previously emerged that structural damage due to pyrite had been identified in a number of properties in Mayo, including some local authority developments. The county council said this year that it would carry out repair work on houses it is responsible for but private residents were told they could not avail of the government’s remediation scheme.The reason given was that funding was restricted to homes where there has been significant subfloor damage due to pyrite.Many homeowners living in houses with pyrite damage were also told they would still have to pay the property tax because they were living outside the designated areas for the scheme, though Brennan received an exemption last year from the council because of defects in her home.The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government said that while it “fully appreciates and acknowledges the extremely difficult and distressing situations that householders have to deal with when faced with the consequences of the use of defective materials or poor workmanship, building defects are, in general, matters for resolution between the contracting parties involved, ie the owner, the builder, the manufacturer, supplier, and/or their respective insurers.”“In the event that the contracting parties cannot reach a settlement by negotiation the option of seeking redress in the Courts can be considered.”Read: 418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses>Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim’s crumbling homes>last_img read more

Sesame Street parodies Theres an app for that in latest song

first_imgWhether a device is seen as successful or not depends on what data you are looking at. Millions of sales could be the marker, or maybe it’s the number of territories it’s available in. What about if it’s got to the point where your product is so well known Sesame Street parody its catchphrase in one of their songs? Well that’s exactly what they’ve done for Apple’s iPhone catchphrase “there’s an app for that.”Sesame Street came up with a new device call the iPogo which allows the user to do lot a more than use it as a pogo stick. It’s all down to the availability of apps for the device, some of which are more impressive than anything the iPhone could ever offer.Creating such a video is humorous, but also shows just how widespread and well known iPhone is now. Sesame Street does cater to young kids after all, and they wouldn’t do this unless the kids saw the funny side too.That has to make you wonder, would Apple ever consider releasing an iPhone Junior edition for younger kids?Read more at Gizmodolast_img read more

The High Temperature weather warning has been extended until tomorrow night

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated Jun 29th 2018, 1:45 PM MET ÉIREANN HAS extended its Status Yellow – High Temperature warning until 10pm tomorrow as Ireland continues to be baked in the current heatwave.Temperatures in the high 20s have been widely recorded today, with the highest reading coming from Shannon Airport where the mercury reached 28.6 degrees Celsius at 1pm.Tomorrow is forecast to bring temperatures in excess of 27 degrees Celsius in Connacht, Munster and parts of south Leinster.A Status Yellow alert urges people to be aware of the dangers of the weather and to allow them to take action to remain safe.The HSE’s advice is for people to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, as parts of the country will have temperatures over 30 degrees with coastal areas reaching as high as 28 degrees. Roundwood reservoir in Wicklow earlier this week. By Sean Murray The ‘High Temperature’ weather warning has been extended until tomorrow night It’ll hit over 30 degrees in some parts of the country again today. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/4098476 60,810 Views Source: Met Éireann/Twitter 56 Comments The HSE has also advised people to apply sunscreen if you have to go out in the sun, and avoid extreme physical exertion like sport, DIY or gardening when the sun is at its hottest.Earlier this week, consultant dermatologist at St James’s Hospital Dr Patrick Ormond highlighted how “over 75% of the population in Ireland have ‘Celtic skin type’ where we freckle and burn easily”.“People with a fair complexion need to be extra careful in the sun,” he said with sun exposure increasing the risk of skin cancer. “Protect yourself from unnecessary sun exposure today, and your skin will thank you for the rest of your life.”This morning in Wicklow, raging gorse fires have caused the Military Road to be closed between Sally Gap and Glencree. Emergency services are at the scene and continue to fight the blazes.Water restrictions remain in place today with the hot weather set to continue into next week.Yesterday, Irish Water had identified 100 water supply schemes around the country that are now at risk as it urges people to conserve water as drought risk looms.The company remains very concerned about the possibility of having to impose long-term restrictions on water, and said it will become “unavoidable” if the dry conditions persist, as they are forecast to.However, some relief may be on the way as showers could return in parts of the country on Sunday.“It will be mostly dry with sunny spells or hazy sunshine on Sunday but showers are likely to affect western and southern areas, and later there’s a signal for heavy showers to come up from the south to affect Munster,” Met Éireann said.Looking ahead to next week, warm weather will continue with hazy sunshine, but not as hot as this week.With reporting by Céimin Burke Friday 29 Jun 2018, 1:45 PM Some temperatures reported at 1pm:28.6°C Shannon Airport28.5°C Gurteen28.1°C Claremorris28.0°C Mount Dillon27.7°C Athenry27.5°C Oak Park24.6°C Valentia23.9°C Phoenix Park22.8°C Cork Airport12.6°C Malin Head— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 29, 2018 Jun 29th 2018, 7:29 AM Roundwood reservoir in Wicklow earlier this week. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Share1515 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Logitech Mini Boombox lenceinte bluetooth qui tient dans la main

first_imgLogitech Mini Boombox, l’enceinte bluetooth qui tient dans la mainLogitech propose une enceinte poids plume mais qui fait le maximum. La mini Boombox, entièrement sans fil, pourra se connecter à n’importe quel équipement.Pour partager ses contenus musicaux dans son domicile, Logitech présente une enceinte appelée la Mini Boombox. Sans fil grâce à la technologie Bluetooth, elle peut se connecter à un ordinateur, un iPad ou un téléphone et délivrer immédiatement ses titres favoris. Ses dimensions la feraient passer au premier coup d’œil pour une des souris de la marque, tant elle est discrète. Elle tient dans la paume d’une main.À lire aussiiPad : l’Ultrathin Keyboard Cover conjugue smartcover et clavierElle se commande par contrôles tactiles au dessus de l’appareil, et il est aussi possible de la connecter avec un câble USB. La fonctionnalité pratique: si un smartphone est connecté, la Mini Boombox peut servir de kit mains-libres. Idéal pour passer ses appels, où que l’on se trouve chez soi.Seul son prix reste plutôt maxi. Pas encore disponible en France, les réservations sont d’ores et déjà ouvertes sur le site officiel de Logitech pour un prix annoncé de 80 euros. Le 2 novembre 2011 à 16:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Everton rules out big transfer plans for January

first_imgFor Marcel Brands, Everton’s director of football, the team is focused on the transfer market window of the summer, not on the one from this month.Everton director of football Marcel Brands has ruled out a “big” transfer window for the team in January.According to the executive, the team is focusing on the summer transfer window instead.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t have big plans. It’s a very difficult period to bring players in,” he said to Sky Sports.“We don’t want to let our best players go, also other clubs don’t. I’m more focused on the summer window than the January window.”“If we sell or loan players, then maybe we have to do something, and if we do something, it has to be good,” he concluded.last_img read more

Kenai Birding Festival Starts Tomorrow

first_imgSoldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Davis says the weekend’s full lineup includes bird walks, art shows, and music. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Birding signs have been springing up across the area as the Kenai Birding Festival events kick off tomorrow, Thursday May 17th. The festival brings visitors to the region, which gives the Peninsula’s economy a springtime kickstart. Davis: “There is lots of activities that happen around this.” Thursday kicks off the festival with five drift boats, complete with local expert on each, will help you find all of our feathered friends. The drift area is from the outlet of Skilak Lake to Bing’s Landing – weather permitting. The event lasts from May 17-20. For the full list of events. http://kenaipeninsula.org/festival-schedulelast_img read more

Managing the Variables of Digital Circ

first_imgDo not get hooked on the general belief that digital subscriptions will respond better to electronic methods than more traditional methods; there is no rationale to support this thinking, and until you have tested all formats and gained meaningful results—results supported by facts, not opinions—tread carefully.The digital world is upon us, and as promoters, marketers and indeed users, we should embrace the new technology and make it work for us. Digital circulation is a small part of total circulation. It will grow over the next few years, although the growth will slow down, but for all that it would be dangerous to make assumptions based on opinion rather than test results. Yesterday, on one of the networks, an expert said, “People feel more confident in the market than they did a few years ago.” On the same show, another expert said, “People are not confident concerning their financial futures.” Facts based on opinions have no value, but opinions based on facts are worth their weight in a ton of iPads! For good or for ill, digital is here to stay. I have no doubt it is good for many readers, I am not sure how good it is for publishers because there are still too many variables concerning digital circulation. These variables are being worked out, slowly in some cases, but as an industry we have to make sure we understand the results and interpret them correctly, and not as we would like them to be.Just because the recently released version of the iPad sold in the millions does not mean digital circulation is going to increase as a direct result of the release. Most people I know who purchased the latest iPad did so to replace the iPad they already had. Over the next weeks people will receive some sort of reader for the holidays, but the total in sales will not see a similar increase in digital circulation.It is important to recognize why digital circulation increases. Many controlled publishers are shifting their three-year old-circulation over from print to digital, not because the reader desires this, but because the publisher does. We have found that re-qualification response rates of digital subscriptions are lower than those on the print file. I believe this is because digital magazines are not as readily accessible as their print cousins. Therefore, you will probably have to send digital subscriptions more efforts to get the same net response as print. There is nothing wrong in this, just remember that you will have to send more efforts and this may affect your promotion budget. What you are saving in printing and mailing costs can be used to send additional efforts, although in reality these savings are almost never passed on.last_img read more

Celebrities are buying out Love Simon screenings and giving free tickets to

first_imgLena Waithe buys out Crazy Rich Asians screening like the boss she isThis is how Love, Simon is doing at the box office19 gay, lesbian and bi actors who gave amazing performances in straight rolesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/celebrities-buying-love-simon-screenings-giving-free-tickets-lgbti-people/ Matt Bomer, Kristen Bell, Neil Patrick Harris. | NBC Universal press, Gage Skidmore, vagueonthehow / Flickr Celebrities are buying out movie theatre screenings of Love, Simon and giving the tickets away for free to LGBTI people. — tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) 15 March 2018Actress Kristen Bell said: ‘I had absolutely nothing to do with the making of this movie – I just have a huge crush on it and I’d like to share the love. Minneapolis, please enjoy a screening of Love, Simon this Sunday on me.’‘Love, Simon is a movie I would have needed when I was growing up’Director of Love, Simon Greg Berlanti wrote: ‘[My husband] Robbie Rogers and I have been so emotionally affected to the reactions to @lovesimonmovie and to supporters hosting screenings that we have decided to buy out two theatres. We have partnered with local LGBTQ organizations in Jackson, MS and Louisville, KY. Our hope is that young LGBTQ people in these cities that might not have the opportunity to see Love Simon now will have the chance.’Actor Daniel Preda said: ‘This is such an important film for the LGBTQ+ family and everyone in between. Enjoy the free movie, drinks & snacks.’Tyler Oakley also participated in the theatre screening buy out movement. He wrote on Twitter: ‘Love, Simon is a movie i would have needed when i was growing up, so i want to make sure queer kids in my hometown have a chance to see it.Love, Simon comes out in the UK on 6 April.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Love, Simon is a coming of age film about a young gay man realizing his sexuality. It came out in theatres in the US on 16 March.And now Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer and Kristen Bell are among a slew of celebrities feeling so impacted by the movie, they want as many people to see it as possible.Taking to Instagram, Neil Patrick Harris said: ‘So my husband David (@dbelicious) and I enjoyed @lovesimonmovie so much, we wanted to pay it forward. Others are doing this, and I’m so on board.’Matt Bomer also wrote: ‘This is an important movie, and a really good one. I know you’ll love it so come watch for free this Sunday!’#LoveSimon is a movie i would have needed when i was growing up. so i want to make sure queer kids in my hometown have a chance to see it. go enjoy michigan kiddos, your ticket is on me!! pic.twitter.com/Jbh56cGK79last_img read more

New York mayor backs manhunt for suspect in homophobic attack

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Suspect in a homophobic attack in New York (Photo: NYPD via Twitter) A man allegedly beat two men unconscious outside a popular Brooklyn gay bar early on Monday morning. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Not just to find and arrest this one person, we need people to take action to go out and vote and make sure that we don’t have people and leaders in this country that actively dog whistle against my very existence’, he said.Vicious attackThe suspect reportedly approached the two men as they left the Metropolitan bar. Some local media said they did not know each other.After shouting homophobic abuse, the suspect allegedly first approached the 34-year-old and punched him in the face. The victim’s shoulder was fractured in the attack and he was left unconscious.The attack also left the 29-year-old victim unconscious after the suspect threw him against a tree. His finger was broken.Find details of the police appeal below:WANTED: male, white for a assault/hate crime that occurred at Union Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue in #Brooklyn on 9/23/18 at 1 AM. Help us ID this person, #800577TIPS to share info. Up to a $2,500 reward for information. pic.twitter.com/QhWc6qMIEH— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 24, 2018 The New York Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly shouted homophobic slurs at the two men, aged 29 and 34, before viciously attacking them.The attack left both men unconscious and with broken bones.The suspect, who was photographed by a witness, fled the scene. It is not known if he knew the two men prior to the attack.Police have offered a reward of $2,500 for information.The New York City Mayor’s Office shared the police appeal for information on the suspect. ‘We do not tolerate hate in this city’, the office tweeted.This man used homophobic slurs and assaulted two men this weekend. We do not tolerate hate in this city. If you have any information, please contact the NYPD. https://t.co/1STveThdpC— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) September 24, 2018Local residents called for more to be done to tackle homophobia in the United States.‘We need for people to take action’, neighbor Aidan Pongrice told Eyewitness News. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-york-mayor-backs-manhunt-for-suspect-in-homophobic-attack/ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The lack of offense created by Fitz, along with new quarterback Kevin Kolb, has caused some to doubt Whisenhunt’s tenure, at least as an offensive coordinator, but Fitz insisted the problem is not with Whiz. Instead, he said the blame lies elsewhere.“There’s nothing that the coaches are doing wrong,” Fitzgerald said. “At some point, players need to take the onus, we have to take responsibility for what’s going on out on the field. Coaches can only do so much.”The Cards went into this season with high hopes, having made some decent acquisitions in the offseason and signing Fitz to a long-term deal that practically makes him a Card for life (barring any trades), but the season has not gone so well. The Cardinals are coming off of their bye week with a 1-4 record and face a formidable opponent on Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.“Talk is talk and actions are actions and we need more action,” Fitzgerald said.You’re right, Fitz. Your team needs more action. Your coaches need more action. Whiz’s job — and a season — depend on it. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation With Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt rumored to be on the hot seat, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald stepped in to say that fans should be blaming the players, not the coach.“There’s nothing wrong with what he’s teaching,” Fitzgerald said Thursday on Arizona Sports 620’s Big Red Rage. “It’s the same concepts that he was running in Pittsburgh when he was winning championships, it’s the same concepts we were running a couple years ago when we were division titles.” Comments   Share   center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

We can acknowledge

We can acknowledge this. said the infant was admitted to the hospital’s pediatric ward eight days back due to a breathing problem arising out of heart-related complications at birth. I f– love my sister to death. powerful legacy, 1865 Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME; Original image: William Morris Smith—Library of Congress African American legislator Robert Smalls of South Carolina.

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The council voted 7-0 to ink a lease agreement with the Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association extending the rent on 620 Fourth Ave S into 2022 for $1A whale that had lost its entire tail has been filmed swimming in the sea shocking onlookers as it reveals its ragged woundWARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT At the beginning of the video the humpback whale calf can be seen in swimming through the water seemingly quite normally However its when it dives that you spot a stump and painful-looking horrific wound where its tail once was The poor whale was spotted in the Pacific Ocean off the western Colombian town of Nuqui and it is believed that it may have lost its tail after becoming tangled in an abandoned fishing net Experts think that a net could have become so tightly wrapped around the whales tail that the circulation got cut off – eventually resulting in the creature sadly losing the tail The heartbreaking footage was captured by members of the Macuaticos Foundation a marine conservation organisation that has said the young whale will tragically not survive for much longer Credit: CENBiologist Cristian Bermudez said: "The whale will probably not survive because the tail is essential for travelling around the sea and it is fundamental for deep dives" Natalia Botero director of the foundation also added: "We searched for her for a week and when we found her we saw huge coffee-coloured injuries that looked gangrenous" Botero explained that the foundation has been working with local villagers to try and help combat a similar incident happening again urging locals to change the fishing practices that threaten marine wildlife She added: "Those people have been fishing in this way their whole life and it is the way they survive so we should find alternatives for them"Credit: CENThe scenes have also prompted the Marine Program of the International Preservation of Colombia try and persuade fishermen not to leave their fishing nets abandoned in the sea Director of the MPIPC Maria Clara Diaz Granado said: "It is terrible to see how big mammals are suffering for our fishing activities that are not properly controlled" Humpback whales apparently swim past Colombia each year as they embark on their annual migration to their breeding grounds which are based in the south-eastern Pacific Ocean But there are sadly some whales that get into tricky situations on the way with UK organisation Whale and Dolphin Conservation referring to this entanglement in fishing nets as the biggest threat facing dolphins porpoises and whalesGot a story for us Need to tell us about something amazing youve seen or done Want us to investigate something Get in touch Email [email protected] or head to our submissions platform – and you could even earn money for your stories or tips Featured Image Credit: CEN Topics: News World news AnimalsForget about the floating tires You can spot those in the water even in clean cities around the world What gobsmacks you as you approach a canal near the Rio international airport a body of water that flows into the citys Guanabara Bay home of the 2016 Olympics sailing venue — is the smell Its a gaseous stench: inhale it at your stomachs own risk Theres also the sludge so thick you slip on it And the sheer mass of stuff: Christmas ornaments milk cartons cookie packaging clothes sitting in the stew Then there are all the insidious things you cant see Why is Guanabara Bay in such dire shape "For the past 30 years weve invested very very little money in it" says Paulo Rosman a professor of coastal engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro He says some $800 million has been spent in bay cleanup since 1990 In contrast Maracana stadium home of the opening and closing ceremonies was given a $400 million facelift ahead of the 2014 World Cup (Read More: 60 Athletes to Watch in Rio) Indeed falling far short of their promise made seven years ago to clean up 80% of the pollution in Guanabara Bay is among the biggest failures of the Rio Olympic organizers While the water is said to be cleaner than it was before Rio won the bid for these Summer Games the pollution is still putting athletes competing in the bay and other bodies of water around the city — sailors open water swimmers rowers triathletes — at risk An Associated Press investigation in early August found that Rios water is "as filthy as ever contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria" To Rosman the promise to clean the waterways was all but guaranteed to fail He says the reason is social more than scientific "Everyone looks out into the water and says its a problem" says Rosman "Put your back to the bay and youll see the problem Its as simple as that Theres no magic in that" (Read More: Brazil’s Impeached President Talks to TIME) What you see when you turn away from the bay are the favelas housing millions of Rio’s poor residents These impoverished neighborhoods scattered atop the citys hills and mountains often lack basic sanitary services like plumbing and garbage pickup Without these essentials waste flows into water "People there are fighting for survival" says Rosman "Theyre worried about quantity of life not quality They go to the bathroom and have to use plastic bags to clean up Where to these plastic bags end up The bay Its a tragedy" One thats far more serious and lasting than anything confronting the sailors rowers and swimmers during these Olympic Games Write to Sean Gregory at seangregory@timecom and Julia Lull at julialull@timeinccomOlympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy is a king in his sport And it turns his celebrity doppelgnger is a king too or was anyway in the North Of Westeros that is As the internet noted and Kenworthy called out on his own Twitter and Instagram Story the athlete shares an undeniable resemblance to Scottish actor Richard Madden perhaps best known for playing the ill-fated Robb Stark in the early seasons of Game of Thrones “Uh oh” he called out to Madden on social media “they’re on to us…” The two do have more than a few commonalities especially when you compare Kenworthy to Madden’s Thrones character There are the physical similarities the thick hair the winter-friendly beard scruff the bright blue eyes but also the tendency to excel in spending time in cold snowy environments And both Robb Stark and Kenworthy are leaders in their own way Stark declared himself King of the North and led an uprising against the southern regime of the Lannisters to avenge his father’s death while Kenworthy has become a prominent figurehead for LGBTQ visibility in sports after coming out publicly following his first Olympics in Sochi in 2014 In any case this is one doppelgnger situation that Kenworthy seems perfectly happy to accept No word yet from Madden who most recently was filming the TV series Bodyguard If Kenworthy seems extra-active on social media it might be because he’s still waiting for his PyeongChang events to begin later this week: slopestyle in which he took silver in the last Games happens on Feb 18 Gus Kenworthy is Robb Stark pictwittercom/pxp9IIDrOn Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) February 13 2018 Uh-oh @_richardmadden they’re on to us… https://tco/Okx992Xq6u Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 13 2018 Gus Kenworthy out here looking like Robb Stark (RIP) Winter Olympics More like Winter Is Coming tf pictwittercom/6vhpZgJLOI khaLexie ㈀9; (@alexislhorton) February 10 2018 Sooo nobody wanted to mention the fact that Gus Kenworthy looks like Robb Stark? 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