New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Mohan Markam head of the party’s Chhattisgarh unit, replacing Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.Significantly, the AICC press statement naming Markam as the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee chief said “Congress president has appointed” instead of the “AICC” that was being used in party statements effecting organisational changes since Gandhi’s decision to quit as party head. “Congress president has appointed Mohan Markam as the new president of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. The party appreciates the contributions of outgoing PCC President Shri Bhupesh Baghel,” the AICC statement signed by general secretary organisation K C Venugopal said. Markam’s elevation to the post comes at a time when the party is coming to terms with its debacle in the Lok Sabha polls in which it could win just two parliamentary seats from the state despite coming to power with a massive mandate in the December assembly poll. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahKondagaon MLA Markam succeeds Baghel, who said last week that he has asked Gandhi to appoint someone to head the state unit as he has his hands full as the chief minister. Baghel led the party to an emphatic win in the assembly elections in December, dislodging the Raman Singh government by winning 68 out of the 90 seats that went to polls. The appointment by Gandhi assumes significance as it comes amid uncertainty over him continuing as Congress president. He has been adamant on his decision to resign as the chief, citing accountability. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey ColonyRahul had quit taking full responsibility for the party’s Lok Sabha poll debacle. He had conveyed his decision at the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on May 25. The CWC, the highest decision-making body of the party, rejected his resignation and asked him to revamp and restructure the party at all levels instead. Gandhi, in the presence of UPA chairperson and his mother Sonia Gandhi, had on Wednesday told his party’s Lok Sabha members that he was no longer the Congress president as he had resigned. He had said it was up to the CWC to decide on selecting the new president.
Kolkata: The state Food and Supplies department has show-caused 47 ration dealers based in four districts in Jangalmahal for supplying less quantity of rice to the beneficiaries under the “Khadya Sathi” scheme.”We have hardly received any complaints regarding the quality of rice but there has been a number of complaints about ration dealers depriving the beneficiaries of their proper share under the “Khadya Sathi” programme by providing less amount of rice. We have show-caused 47 ration dealers after prima facie verification of the complaints,” state Food and Supplies minister Jyotipriya Mallick said on Saturday. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe recently formed grievance cell at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) at Nabanna has also registered a number of complaints on the issue. “We have formed two vigilance teams for each of the districts like Purulia, West Midnapore, Jhargram and Bankura. This team will start doing the rounds in these districts from Wednesday to ensure that no one is deprived of his due quantity of rice. The vigilance team comprising a food service officer, quality control inspector, chief inspector and inspector will camp in the districts for six months,” the minister added. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Food department is also appealing to the beneficiaries to collect their earmarked quantity of rice once in a week rather than going to the ration shops once in every week. “There have been cases when dealers have kept their shops closed on certain days in a week and people have not received their due share. So we are urging every beneficiary to purchase their share of 5 kg rice at Rs 2 per kg at the beginning of the month from the ration shops,” a senior official of the Food department maintained. Among other measures to prevent such incidents, the department will soon introduce three separate WhatsApp numbers — one for rice, one for atta and the third for sugar in which people can register their grievances if any. The complaint once lodged will automatically reach the district controller, the department’s head office and the sub-divisional controller. “We will soon organise hearing at the district level and also at the sub-divisional level once in a week on Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm where people can come up with their grievances regarding food and steps will be taken to address their problems at an earliest,” Mallick said. The maximum number of irregularities have been noticed from Purulia and vigilance teams have already been activated there. It is learnt that 200 applications of grievances have reached the CMO at Nabanna among which 47 cases have been taken up by the Food department.
Jack Johnson recently signed the One Ocean, One Island Earth Pledge in support of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage.Founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, the Polynesian Voyaging Society seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging through experiential educational programs. Covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries, the current Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage will highlight diverse cultural and natural treasures and the importance of working together to protect them.Jack along with Nainoa Thompson visited Mālama Honua Charter School this month to share the message of caring for our oceans and Island Earth.You can join the movement, at www.hokulea.com.Source:JackJohnsonMusic.com
Tom Fennario APTN National NewsA new study is demanding that Montreal improve life for Aboriginal youth in the city.Since 2001, the Indigenous population has grown by nearly 200 percent.Many are between the ages of 18-35.Most move for school or work. Some fall through the cracks of the big city.
New Delhi: Hansika Shukla from Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad topped the 12th Standard CBSE board exams, results for which were announced on Thursday afternoon.The teenager, who came in first along with Karishma Arora of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, said she only dreamed of such results. Shukla scored 499 out of 500, securing full marks in all subjects other than English, for which she scored 99. She said that she has no regrets whatsoever for missing out on a full 500 because of one mark. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesSpeaking to media persons outside her school, Shukla credited her parents and teachers for the huge educational, moral, and emotional support they gave her, unable to control her happiness and sheer surprise. However, her teachers showed no surprise at her picture-perfect scorecard. One of her teachers reportedly said that Shukla has been a consistent performer and that it is reflected in her internal examination results as well. Talking to the press, Shukla said that although she has an active interest in Psychology, she has not planned too far into the future. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarFor the time being, she said she wants to pursue a Bachelor’s in Psychology and expressed an interest to join the Indian Foreign Services. From the humanities stream, Shukla had taken History, Political Science, and Psychology as her core subjects and scored 100 in all of them. For her elective, she chose Hindustani vocals and scored full marks for it as well. Speaking of how she managed to achieve such scores, Shukla said she never had a particular number of hours that she studied. All she followed was a strict but continuous regime of studying for one hour and then taking a break. The preparations also saw her taking a break from social media with Shukla saying she was almost inactive on social media in the months leading up to the exams. Her mother is a professor at Ghaziabad college and her father is a secretary in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament. The overall results in CBSE saw girls outperforming boys generally. A total of more than 12.87 lakh students appeared for the examination and out of all the students who cleared the exams, 88.7 percent were girls, while 79.4 per cent were boys. The three students who are tied for second place are all girls. Gaurangi Chawla (Nirmal Ashram School, Rishikesh), Aishwarya (KV, Rai Bareilly), and Bhavya BR (SK International School, Haryana) all scored 498. And continuing with the trend, out of the 18 people tied for third position in the examination, 11 are girls. The Delhi zone performed third best after Trivandrum and Chennai, with 91.87 per cent students passing the examination.
By Isabella WangRabat – President Trump has proposed a security and political alliance in the Middle East. Known formally as the Middle East Strategic Alliance, the proposed alliance would include the six Gulf Arab states—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—as well as Egypt and Jordan. The White House confirmed that they have been working on the prospects of an alliance with “our regional partners now and have been for several months.” The plans arise after President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia last year, where officials had raised the idea of a security pact. Sources revealed to Reuters that the administration hopes to discuss the plans for the alliance at a summit, provisionally scheduled for Washington on October 12-13. The proposed pan-Arab alliance is intended to foster deeper cooperation between the countries on military defense, training, and counter-terrorism and to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties, predicated upon the Sunni Muslim identity of the participating nations. Antagonistic characterization of IranInherent to the proposed alliance is opposition to Iran. Some are even calling it the “Arab NATO.” In the easy ring of the disyllabic nickname and the association to the familiar “NATO,” the Trump administration is constructing an analogous narrative in which the alliance would contend against Iran’s looming expansionist powers, likened to that of the Soviet Union. As a spokesperson from the White House’s National Security Council said, “MESA will serve as a bulwark against Iranian aggression, terrorism, extremism, and will bring stability to the Middle East.” Such rhetoric has been characteristic of the Trump administration. His foreign policy has depicted Iran as the sole source of instability and conflict in the Middle East.In his remarks on the Iran strategy on October 13, 2017, Trump outlined that Iran is a “dictatorship” which “remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” and “proliferates missiles,” and “fueled sectarian violence in Iraq, and vicious civil wars in Yemen and Syria,” holding a “sinister vision for the future.” Similarly, his 2017 National Security Strategy described Iran as a “dictatorship” and “rogue state” which is “determined to destabilize regions, threaten Americans and our allies and brutalize [its] own people.” Yet, the administration’s depiction of Iran has hyperbolically inflated the threat of Iran, portraying Iran as a sole catchall catalyst for the instability permeating the Middle East region. While Iran has certainly sought to limit and undermine US influence in the region, many sources of instability in the Middle East are internal, entrenched in problems of ineffective governance and weak civil society.Exacerbation of sectarian conflictThe rhetoric of an Arab NATO is predicated upon an ideological and religious divide, establishing a dichotomy between the “unified Sunni coalition” and Iran’s threatening Shi’ite expansionism. It reaffirms the narrative prominently disseminated by the Arab Gulf states that Iran is pursuing a hegemonic design which undermines the legitimacy of their Sunni dynastic rule. A senior Iranian official told Reuters, “Under the pretext of securing stability in the Middle East, Americans and their regional allies are fomenting tension in the region.” It would only be “deepening the gaps between Iran, its regional allies and the US-backed Arab countries.” By constructing a narrative of Iran’s hostile expansionism, the rhetoric behind the alliance and the greater Trump administration only submerges the region into further sectarian conflict. The rhetoric defines the alliance as the countries involved by the proxy war of Saudi Arabia versus Iran and as the religious dichotomy of Sunni versus Shiite. While Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are nations with dominant Sunni populations, majorities in Iraq and Bahrain as well as minorities in Kuwait are not Sunni. Egypt has only an insignificant Shia population, and Iran is only a tertiary concern. The Arab NATO’s sole mission as a bulwark against Iran and its Shi’ite expansionism thus compels such countries to engage in a proxy war and sectarian conflict which does not align with or may even go against their interests.The US has focused upon the problems of Shia sectarianism in the Islamic Republic of Iran, but has not acknowledged concerns about Sunni sectarian bigotry and takfirist jihadi terrorism. The ideology has treated Shias as kuffar (unbelievers), mushrikin (idolaters) and rawafid (rejecters of Sunni orthodoxy). Possibility of further military action?By constructing a narrative of Iran’s belligerence and the necessity for security, the proposal for an Arab NATO allows the US political cover to sponsor further militancy and intervention in the Middle East. As part of Trump’s new “America First” policy, the White House exhorts its allies to play an active role in confronting regional security threats. In a press briefing in 2017, H. R. McMaster, US National Security Advisor stated that Trump “will encourage our Arab and Muslim partners to take bold, new steps to promote peace and to confront those, from ISIS to al-Qaeda to the Assad regime, who perpetuate chaos and violence that has inflicted so much suffering throughout the Muslim world and beyond.”Currently, the most concrete part of the proposal is a US arms package for Saudi Arabia, which Trump announced in Riyadh in May last year. Although details have not been finalized, the deal will be incredibly lucrative for the US. Officials stated that the package will include between $98-$128 billion in arms sales and has the potential to reach $350 billion in total over 10 years. The arms deal and the US ideological supporting of Saudi Arabia and the alliance establishes the political basis for possible further military assistance or interventions in the Middle East. The consequences of such have already been demonstrated in Yemen. In late 2017, after Houthi rebels fired ballistic missiles at Saudi cities, the US sent special forces to the Saudi-Yemen border to aid the Saudi military in finding and destroying Houthi missile sites. The clandestine mission has only escalated the US participation in the Saudi-led war. The war in Yemen has no end in sight, and the US’ military and logistical support of Saudi Arabia has only exacerbated the severity of the humanitarian crisis.Currently in Yemen more than 22 million people, 75 percent of the population, is in need of humanitarian aid. Further, at least 8 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine and 1 million are infected with cholera. Is an alliance viable?The Middle East has already made many attempts to establish regional alliances, yet each has been undermined by the fractious geopolitics of the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council, comprised of only the six Gulf monarchies, has struggled to agree on key security issues, ranging from Iran to Yemen and the role of political Islam. Only a year ago in June did the Gulf Cooperation Council abruptly sever all diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatar’s history with the Council had already been precarious.Tensions over Qatar’s on-and-off support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its long-standing disagreements on relations with Iran culminated in the April 2017 hostage crisis which saw Qatar negotiate with both Sunni and Shi’ite militants in Iraq and Syria. As a result, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt imposed a land, air, and sea embargo on Qatar. There are also underlying divisions in the policies of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. While Saudi Arabia, with its vast oil reserves and strengthening relationship with the US, views itself as a beacon of non-extremist Islam fighting against Iran and Islamist activists, the UAE also seeks regional leadership as a more economically and politically secure nation. Their divergent perspectives on Yemen has also left the coalition between Saudi Arabia and UAE vulnerable. Naysan Longley of the International Crisis Group stated, “Riyadh is converging with Yemen’s influential Yemeni Congregation for Reform, which is one of the branches of the Muslim Brotherhood, at a time when Abu Dhabi is opposed to any cooperation with this party.”The proposal for the alliance represents an effort to foster cooperation that transcends mere short-term parochial goals in Middle Eastern policy. Yet nevertheless, the Middle East cannot be simplified into a dichotomous narrative of a neatly packaged Arab alliance against the hostility of Iran. There are a myriad of geopolitically rooted divisions, fractious politics, and individual political aims within the Middle East which could undermine the viability of the alliance.
Samaraweera and Sarath Weerawansa were arrested over allegations they misused Government vehicles when the former Government was in power. (Colombo Gazette) United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera was released granted bail today by the Fort Magistrate.However Sarath Weerawansa, brother of Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded till November 7.
SEATTLE — The Latest on a hearing involving a data breach at Capital One (all times local):1 p.m.A U.S. judge says a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk and a threat and must stay in custody.At a hearing Friday in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said the “bizarre and erratic” behaviour of Paige Thompson makes her a threat to herself and others.The judge also says Thompson has no stable employment, residence or ties to the community.The 33-year-old Thompson is charged with accessing personal information earlier this year on 106 million Capital One credit card holders.Prosecutors had asked that she remain in custody pending trial, arguing that she has said she wants to die and has made threats against former friends and former employers.Thompson’s lawyers contend that being a transgender woman in a male facility makes her unsafe, but prosecutors said the Bureau of Prisons has protocols to handle transgender inmates.___11 p.m.Prosecutors say a transgender woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial.Prosecutors are expected to make their argument for detaining Paige Thompson at a hearing Friday in Seattle.Thompson’s lawyers say she should be released to a halfway house where she would have access to mental health care. Citing a doctor, they say her safety is at risk in the male facility.Prosecutors say in court documents that the former software engineer has a history of stalking and threatening to kill people and to get herself killed by police.The 33-year-old Thompson is charged with accessing personal information earlier this year on 106 million Capital One credit card holders.___Follow Martha Bellisle at https://twitter.com/marthabellisleThe Associated Press
Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror tactics in civilian areas, according to the first United Nations report on the issue. “Violations must come to an end now,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the report, which was released yesterday to the Security Council. “I therefore urge all parties to the conflict to take, without delay, all measures to protect and uphold the rights of all children in Syria.”The report, covering the period from 1 March 2011 to 15 November 2013, lists a raft of horrors that Syria’s children have suffered since the opposition first sought to oust President Bashar al-Assad, ranging from direct commission of abuse, including sexual violence, to more general violation of their rights from school closures and denial of access to humanitarian aid. “The present report highlights that use of weaponry and military tactics that are disproportionate and indiscriminate by Government forces and associated militias has resulted in countless killings and the maiming of children, and has obstructed children’s access to education and health services,” Mr. Ban writes.“Government forces have also been responsible for the arrest, arbitrary detention, ill treatment and torture of children. Armed opposition groups have been responsible for the recruitment and use of children both in combat and support roles, as well as for conducting military operations, including using terror tactics, in civilian-populated areas, leading to civilian casualties, including children.”The report spotlights the disappearance of many children, notes that all parties to the conflict have seriously hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance in areas most affected by the fighting, and warns that children have experienced a high level of distress as a result of witnessing the killing and injuring of members of their families and peers, or of being separated from their family and/or displaced.Detailing the detention of children as young as 11 years old for alleged association with armed groups by Government forces in large-scale arrest campaigns, the reports says they were ill-treated and tortured to extract confessions or humiliate them or pressure a relative to surrender or confess.“Ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture reportedly included beatings with metal cables, whips and wooden and metal batons; electric shock, including to the genitals; the ripping out of fingernails and toenails; sexual violence, including rape or threats of rape; mock executions; cigarette burns; sleep deprivation; solitary confinement; and exposure to the torture of relatives,” the report says.“Reports indicate that children were also suspended from walls or ceilings by their wrists or other limbs, were forced to put their head, neck and legs through a tire while being beaten, and were tied to a board and beaten. The report cites a 16-year-old boy as saying he witnessed his 14-year-old male friend being sexually assaulted and then killed, and notes other allegations that boys and in a few instances girls were raped. The 16-year-old said children and adults were beaten with metal bars, their fingernails pulled out, their fingers cut. “Or they were beaten with a hammer in the back, sometimes until death,” he added.Allegations of sexual violence by opposition groups were also received, but the UN was unable to further investigate them due to lack of access, the report says.It adds that opposition forces recruited and used both in support roles and for combat, while Government forces used children as human shields. It notes that during the first two years of the conflict, most killings and maiming of children were attributed to Government forces, but mainly due to increased access to heavy weapons and the use of terror tactics opposition groups increasingly engaged in such acts in 2013.“Armed opposition groups also engaged in the summary execution of children,” it says, reporting that lack of access, including for security reasons, prevented the UN from systematic documentation.Schools and hospitals have been disproportionally targeted by all parties, with indications that Government forces were the main perpetrators of attacks against hospitals and other health-care infrastructure, mainly opposition-run makeshift health facilities and of threats and attacks against medical personnel, according to the report.“Injured opposition fighters and civilians, including children, admitted to Government hospitals in perceived pro-opposition areas in Aleppo, Dar’a, Homs and Idlib governorates were reportedly exposed to arrest, detention, ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture by civilian doctors, and/or elements of Government forces,” it says.The UN also received reports on instances where opposition groups denied medical treatment to injured pro-Government fighters, or misused ambulances, including to cross Government checkpoints.In his list of recommendations, Mr. Ban calls on all sides to stop all grave violations against children cited in the report, end all indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian areas, including terror tactics, airstrikes, chemical weapons and heavy artillery, allow unimpeded humanitarian access, and immediately release abducted women and children.
The percentage of conceptions leading to abortion has increased over the last 20 years. Percentage of conceptions leading to legal abortion by age, England and Wales, 1997, 2007, 2017.Credit:ONS/ONS A third of pregnancies among women in their early 20s end in abortion for the first time, official data has revealed.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) yesterday published figures showing that the rate of conceptions leading to abortion among women aged 20 to 24 hit 33.2% in 2017, marking an increase from 31.6% in 2016.The data comes amid a record rise in the number of abortions for women aged between 16 and 34 since 1990. The abortion rate was at its highest last year among 16-18, 18-20, 20-24, 25-29 and 30-34 year old women, with the rate standing at 51.7, 47. 33.2, 20 and 15 per cent respectively.The reasons for which women decide to have abortions are not recorded. However, since sexual health services became the responsibility of local authorities in 2013, some experts believe that cuts to local authority budgets may provide some context as to why the rates are rising.Last month The Telegraph reported that Jackie Doyle-Price, a health minister told a conference that dating apps such as Tinder are fuelling a rise in unplanned pregnancies among women in their 30s. “We’re laughing and talk about the Tinder generation now, but what tends to happen is you have women leaving one relationship and then playing the field again, entering the market again,” she told a conference of the All Party Parliamentary Group on women’s health. “That’s actually when unplanned pregnancy tends to happen. There’s an education point there which is please continue to look after your fertility.”Government figures show there were 7,929 legal abortions for under 18s in 2017, and 59,956 among women aged 30 to 39. The data indicates a rapid decline in teenage abortions over the last 10 years.In September, the Advisory Group on Contraception revealed that almost half of councils in England had cut contraceptive services since the public health budget cuts in 2015.As a result, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FSRH) reported that two thirds of local councils have cut their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) budget since 2016/17 and more than 8 million women of reproductive age are now living in an area where the council has reduced funding for SRH services.“Cuts to these services put women’s access to the full range of contraceptive methods at risk,” a spokeswoman said at the time.Following the publication of the latest ONS data, Imogen Stephens, medical Director at Marie Stopes UK, an international charity which provides abortions, also highlighted the issue of “sustained funding cuts”. She said: “These figures come at a time when we know thousands of women across are struggling to access contraceptive and sexual health services as a result of sustained funding cuts to the public health budget. “Not only are services being shut down, but the remaining clinics often have long waiting lists. When women do manage to find a service, they may be denied the full range of contraception, including some of the most effective methods.”Anything that limits access to contraception is enormously concerning. It’s vital that sexual health services are adequately funded, so that women can continue to access the modern contraception they need to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.”For women aged 16 and under, the ONS data showed that 60.7% of conceptions led to abortion in 2017, making it the only age group where the percentage of conceptions leading to a legal abortion fell compared with 2016.Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “These latest figures reflect the hard work of councils and their partners in helping to improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of young people.“But we mustn’t become complacent. We must sustain this downward trend, accelerate improvements in areas with high rates and narrow the inequalities we see between them, which will not only make a difference to individual lives, but reduce the long-term demand on health and social care services.“Evidence shows that high quality relationships and sex education, alongside welcoming and accessible sexual health services and friendly non-judgmental staff, help young people to delay sex until they are ready and to use contraception effectively. 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.
Hotmail Wave 4 veut concurrencer GmailÉtats-Unis – Hotmail se développe avec la version Wave 4. La messagerie internet a pour ambition de devenir une véritable plateforme d’échange sur internet.Pour concurrencer Gmail, les développeurs d’Hotmail Wave 4 ont travaillé sur la compatibilité entre les deux services. Désormais, les utilisateurs de la messagerie de Google peuvent passer sans encombre à celle de Microsoft, tout en gardant les mêmes options. Un moyen sans doute efficace d’attirer ce public, utilisant fréquemment sa messagerie. Mais ce n’est pas tout. Selon clubic.com, les internautes peuvent se connecter à MSN Messenger via le nouvel Hotmail, ou encore lire des vidéos YouTube.L’une des grandes nouveautés réside dans l’envoi des pièces jointes. Désormais, ces documents ne seront plus envoyés à proprement parler avec le mail mais seront stockés sur le compte du service “Skydrive” de l’expéditeur. Les problèmes de capacité de stockage sont ainsi résolus. Le 18 mai 2010 à 11:05 • Emmanuel Perrin
Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Google+ WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Facebook Twitter WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions The 10/20 WWE RAW drew a 2.75 cable rating with an average audience of 3.69 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.59 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.86 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.63 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.73 cable rating although viewers were down from 3.75 million. Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.com Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp
A bicyclist was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with head and chest injuries after a collision with a car Saturday in Woodland.Police were dispatched at 4:29 p.m. to the 38000 block of Lakeshore Drive in response to the collision, according to Woodland Police Sgt. Brad Gillaspie.Gillaspie said that police are still working through details of the crash and were unable to release details about the people involved or who was at fault. He did say that both individuals were traveling north when the collision occurred.The driver, driving a Volkswagen Jetta, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet but was not using bike lights, Gillaspie said.No citations have been issued and neither drugs nor alcohol was involved in the incident, Gillaspie said.
A longtime anti-government activist’s house was sold at a public auction Tuesday, potentially ending Clark County’s years-long effort to collect back property tax payments from the man.The county’s treasurer’s office sold the property for $63,099. David Darby, who hadn’t paid taxes on his Amboy property since 2008, owed the county nearly $23,000. If the sale goes through, the treasurer’s office expects to recoup Darby’s unpaid taxes from the new owner, along with other fees associated with the auction. The property has a total taxable value of $154,712.The high bidder, Richard Grady of Vancouver, has until 4 p.m. today to pay the treasurer’s office, or else the property will be put up for sale again, according to the treasurer’s office.Despite the sale, Darby has said he has no intention of vacating the 4.7-acre property, where a manufactured home rests on blocks. But with the auction completed, Treasurer Doug Lasher said the county’s involvement with Darby is conceivably over.“We’re done with it,” he said. “This is (now) a private matter between Mr. Darby and the new owner.”The online auction of the property came on the heels of a court ruling. Darby, a onetime local militia leader, proclaimed himself a sovereign citizen in 2008 and 2009. Sovereign citizens believe they’re exempt from paying property taxes and other fees. He stopped paying property taxes in 2009, leading to a years-long legal dispute.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – State Road 874 has reopened at Southwest 88th Street after a man barricaded himself in a truck, Tuesday afternoon.Police, fire rescue and SWAT units responded to a nearby field, around 3:30 p.m., where a man had barricaded himself in the vehicle. The man had been threatening suicide and was presumed to be armed.Police eventually got the him to come out, and the car was checked to make sure there weren’t any explosives.The man was taken into custody.SR-874/Don Shula Expressway, both north at Kendall Drive (Southwest 88th Street) and south at Bird Road (Southwest 40th Street) were closed while officials worked the scene. The roads were later reopened just after 5 p.m. Cleared: Emergency vehicles in Miami-Dade on SR-874 south at SR 826, all lanes blocked. Last updated at 04:41:02PM.— FL511 Southeast (@fl511_southeast) November 7, 2017
2:56 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 0 Huawei P30 Huawei P20 takes terrific low-light photos The German site WinFuture shared this photo reportedly of the Huawei P30 Pro in orange. WinFutre Huawei made a splash in February with its foldable Mate X phone. It was instantly — and favorably — compared to the Galaxy Fold from Samsung. But it’s another Huawei phone that could be the real head-turner. A leaked photo published on the German site WinFuture on March 13 purportedly shows the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro in an eye-popping shade of orange.While the color could be considered red or orange, apparently it’s called Sunshine. Huawei is known for using vibrant finishes on its phones. But the color isn’t the only interesting thing we see in the photo: On the back of the phone is a camera array stacked with three cameras in the corner. There’s a separate fourth camera just below the flash.The P30 Pro is rumored to have a 7.8x optical zoom, which would be a first on a phone. Of course, we’ll know for certain about the cameras and the color at Huawei’s event in Paris on March 26.Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the leak.Originally published March 14 at 1:03 p.m. PT.Update, March 17: Add photo featuring the Huawei P30 Pro in Sunshine Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: How To • Huawei P30 phone announcement: How to watch, what to expect $534 Phones Review • Huawei P30 review: The P30 Pro’s fantastic photos for less 8 Photos News • Huawei P30 Pro’s pop-out cam is powerful enough to shoot the moon Tags Huawei P20 Pro shows off its three cameras with four new standout colors Share your voice See it Mentioned Above Huawei P30 (128GB, black) Huawei
Vikarabad: Joint Collector Arunakumari said employees who work hard with dedication would bring justice to the work. She was the chief guest at a programme held here on Friday to felicitate the winners of essay-writing competition on the topic ‘I love my job.’ Speaking on the occasion, she said teachers were the role models for students, adding that her present position was achieved due to the direction of her teachers. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Explaining about her career, she said she did B Ed to become a teacher and later got selected as tahasildar. DRO Mothilal said teaching was a pious profession and teachers would get utmost job satisfaction when they discharge their duties with great responsibility. DEO Renuka Devi hoped the district would leap forward in education sector though lagging in other areas. JC Arunakumari gave away prizes to the winners and felicitated them.
Lessie Brown, believed to be the oldest person in America, died on January 9, 2018, at the age of 114. Brown’s daughter, Verline Wilson, confirmed with cleveland.com that she died at approximately 10:45 a.m. in her home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.She became the oldest person in the United States in May 2018 at 113, according to the Gerontology Research Group in Georgia.Sweet Happy birthday cakeUSA Today reported that Brown said in 2013 it was God’s will that she had lived so long. “Others in her family attributed her long life to the fact that she ate a sweet potato nearly every day until she was well past 100.”“Oh, I don’t know. A lot of them say it’s because I ate a lot of sweet potatoes, but I don’t think that’s it. I don’t know, God’s will,” she told WJW-TV when she celebrated her 109th birthday.Born in 1904 in Georgia, Lessie Brown grew up on a farm near Stockbridge. She was one of 12 children.Stockbridge City Hall. Photo by McFortner CC BY 3.0According to NPR, Brown’s grandparents were slaves in Georgia. Brown left school after the eighth grade, working full time on her parents’ farm. At 16 years old, the family moved to Cleveland.She married in her early twenties and had five children, three girls and two boys. Her husband, Robert Brown, died in 1991. They’d been married for 66 years.For more than 70 years, she attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland.Brown’s daughter, Verline Wilson, told Cleveland.com that her mother responded, “That’s good,” when she told her in May 2018 that she was the country’s oldest person following the May 9, 2018, death of 114-year-old Delphine Gibson, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, according to USA Today.President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent Brown a letter on her 112th birthday, her grandson Ronald Wilson told the media.The Obama family“That meant a lot to her because in the era that she grew up in, she never thought she’d be able to vote for a black president,” he said. “But she did — twice.”While some supercentenarians — those who live to at least 110 years of age — have attributed their longevity to whiskey, Brown avoided alcohol, her family says.Her oldest daughter Vivian Hatcher told a TV reporter in May, “It’s her belief in God, and he’s allowed this, and I’m thankful for that. We’ve been together for years and I’m grateful.”“She is such a Godly woman,” granddaughter Gayle Chambers told Cleveland Magazine. “She inspired all of her kids and grandkids, including me, how to pray. She even prayed on her knees at the side of her bed until she couldn’t kneel anymore.”Read another story from us: The Oldest Generation of People to Ever be PhotographedAccording to the Gerontology Research Group, there are now 34 remaining supercentenarians worldwide whose age has been validated; all but one of them are women, reported NPR. The oldest living person is Kane Tanaka of Japan, who recently turned 116.Tanaka said the secrets to a long life are family, sleep, and hope.
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The Golden Girls action figures from NECA (Photo: NECA) A gay Golden Girls, called Silver Foxes, may be on the wayMalaysia Tourism: Will PATA protest lesbian caning at PATA Travel Mart in Langkawi?Dear pop world: more girlbands please. Sincerely, one devoted gayRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/golden-girls-action-figures/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Its savage wit and advocation of friendship made the show hugely popular with LGBTI audiences. Drag theatrical versions continue to appear. There has even been talk of creating a version focusing on four older gay men.NECA says the dolls, which stand 8” tall each and are dressed in real fabric clothing, will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019.‘I’m literally crying tears of joy over these!’ says @jrsinger78 on Instagram. ‘Thank you for making a dream come true.’ San Diego Comic Con is currently in full swing. Brands use the event to exclusively reveal new products, games or merchandise. One reveal yesterday has left fans of the cult comedy show, The Golden Girls, rather excited. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Doll maker NECA unveiled its first Golden Girls action figures, each based on the characters from the show.Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sofia (Photo: NECA)The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls ran on TV from 1985 to 1992. The sitcom followed the lives of four older women who lived together in Miami Florida. They were Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur) and her mom, Sofia (Estelle Getty), Rose (Betty White), and Blanche (Rue McClanahan). Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . New York now has a Golden Girls-themed café See alsoBea Arthur shelter for homeless LGBTI youth launches in time for Christmas