first_imgWorld Harmony Productions has announced the artist line-up for the ONE WORLD CONCERT—a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground—coming to the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.Expected to be one of the largest gatherings of international artists ever to travel to the region, this special benefit concert immediately follows a public talk by the Dalai Lama and features an original song written and performed by multiple artists, especially for His Holiness.The all-star lineup for the ONE WORLD CONCERT includes: Host band Don Was and his All-Star Band, Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Phillip Phillips, Nas, A.R. Rahman, Andy Grammer, Matisyahu, Natasha Bedingfield, Swiss Beatz, Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Winans, Angelique Kidjo, Voices of Afghanistan, Souad Massi, Engelbert Humperdink, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Joanne Shenandoah, David Crosby and Nelly Furtado. Special guests include Whoopi Goldberg, the evening’s emcee, and NBC News’ Ann Curry.“After discussions with thought leaders throughout the world and with His Holiness, it became clear to me that a peace movement can only be realized when we engage the public in conversations about common ground and understanding,” explains Samuel Nappi, founder of One World Community Foundation and president of World Harmony Productions. “As music is the universal language of our soul, we are thrilled to be partnering with Syracuse University and such a talented group of artists and intellectuals to help enliven the conversation.”Musician David Crosby says, “This event has such important chemistry. His Holiness the Dalai Lama seeks peace and compassion for the whole human race, and the diversity of musicians and speakers on the panels is also important. Since Dave Matthews first appeared in the music world he has been trying to go for the high ground. He’s also a very powerful presence.”Crosby adds, “There’s a chance for magic to happen here.”Tickets to the ONE WORLD CONCERT include admission to the combined public talk by the Dalai Lama and the musical performances. Prices range from $35-$55, with a limited number of Gold Circle tickets available. Tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster, the Carrier Dome Box Office or 888-DOMETIX. Presale tickets will be sold starting on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM EDT. The Public on-sale will begin Monday, September 10 at 10:00 AM EDT.A special online only presale for SU and ESF full-time students will begin on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:00pm EDT. SU and ESF students will be sent instructions to their school email address. 
Proceeds from the concert will be used to advance international relief efforts and fund a new scholarship named for Bassel Al Shahade, the SU graduate student killed earlier this year in Syria while making a documentary film on the violence in his homeland.The October 9 appearance of His Holiness and the ONE WORLD CONCERT in the Carrier Dome will follow a panel discussion to be held at Syracuse University on October 8. While the panel discussion will have extremely limited seating, the ONE WORLD CONCERT event will offer greater opportunity for members of the public to see and hear His Holiness in person, while witnessing the gathering of world-renowned artists all performing for peace.For more information, visit oneworld.syr.edu.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgThe London premiere of Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts’ new film, The Impossible, will benefit a charity set up to help victims of the devastating 2004 Asian Tsunami.The ImpossibleIndian Ocean Disaster Relief works to alleviate the suffering of communities in the Indian Ocean region, through the provision of sustainable education and training programs that improve the capacity of local organizations and enhance the livelihoods of vulnerable children and young people.The Impossible tells the story of a family affected by the disaster, and the premiere – which will be attended by the stars and director of the movie – will take place at the BFI Imax Cinema in London on November 19.“Indian Ocean Disaster Relief are delighted to be appointed as the official charity partner for the U.K. charity premiere of The Impossible,” said IODR founder and chairman Tony Matharu. “The story running through the heart of this film was an actuality for many of the children and young people we continue to support. The narrative objectives of this film mirror those of Iodr, highlighting many of the issues faced by those we support, both bringing and maintaining attention on their continued plight.”Tickets to the premiere cost £20, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

first_img(Mohawks from Kahnawake battle with Canadian soldiers during the 1990 Oka crisis. File/photo) Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsAs the smoke was clearing from the 1990 Oka Crisis, then-prime minister Brian Mulroney wrote to the premiers of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon about the long, hot summer saying his government would be responding to the demands of “Aboriginal people” in four parts.At the top of the list was “resolving land claims.”Mulroney assured the two premiers the issue would receive Ottawa’s full attention.“The federal government is determined to create a new relationship among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians based on dignity, trust and respect,” wrote Mulroney to former NWT premier Dennis Patterson and former Yukon Premier Tony Penikett in near-identical letters dated Nov. 15, 1990.The other issues on the list included, “defining a new relationship between Aboriginal peoples and governments,” also “improving the economic and social conditions on reserves” and “addressing the concerns of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canadian life.”Throughout the summer-long crisis in Kanesatake and Kahnawake which spread across the country, the issue of comprehensive claims, or modern treaties, continued to crop up as a major irritant from the First Nation side. Pundits and First Nation representatives who appeared on CBC, CTV and other local cable newscasts repeatedly mentioned the need for Ottawa to overhaul its approach to comprehensive claims. APTN did not exist at the time.In response, after the guns, tanks and helicopters faded from television screens, Mulroney began an overhaul of the land claim system. First, he eliminated the six-claim cap on the number of negotiations Ottawa would deal with at any one time. In 1992, the British Columbia-specific treaty table was created and in 1993 former Progressive Conservative Indian affairs minister Tom Siddon unveiled an overhaul of Ottawa’s comprehensive claim and specific claims policies.The LettersDownload (PDF, Unknown)Since then, only four B.C. modern treaties have been settled while First Nations involved in the process have amassed about $500 million worth in loans from the federal government to pay for negotiations. As of January 2013, Canada has issued $1 billion in loans and non-repayable contributions to First Nation groups involved in claims talks which can take up to three decades to reach a final agreement.It’s also emerged that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet has stalled three modern treaty negotiations for two years.As it nears the end of its first majority mandate and its ninth year in power, the Harper government is only now beginning to address the issue of comprehensive land claims and folding it into a process named to imply a redefinition of Ottawa’s relationship with its Indigenous nations.It’s called the “reconciliation framework” and it was first mentioned by Ottawa in a statement issued by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office last Thursday in response to the release of a report by former federal negotiator Douglas Eyford.Eyford was appointed last July by Valcourt to meet with dozens of First Nations across the country on improving Ottawa’s comprehensive land claims policy. As his report points out, Eyford travelled well tilled soil. The federal comprehensive claims policy has been updated three times since its 1973 creation. There have also been eight studies or reports on the issue since 1983, including a 2006 report from the federal Auditor General and two Senate reports, in 2008 and 2012.“Many of the issues I have considered are neither new nor unforeseen. The observations, findings, and recommendations of these reports remain relevant and compelling despite the passage of time, legal developments, and changes in policy having placed some of the issues in a different context,” said Eyford, in the report.Comprehensive claims encompass territorial claims, self-government and Aboriginal rights. They are negotiated in areas not covered by so-called “surrender” treaties or numbered treaties. The majority of these claims stem from British Columbia, the North, parts of Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.Specific claims generally stem from historical grievances over loss of land or the misuse of monies held in trust by Ottawa.Eyford’s report also mentions a “reconciliation framework” and issues recommendations on its possible creation.“Canada’s commitment to reconciliation should be reflected in a new framework that: continues to support modern treaty negotiations, but addresses institutional barriers…provides a rights-informed approach to treaty-making,” said the report. “(It should also offer) other reconciliation arrangements for Aboriginal groups that are not interested in negotiating a comprehensive land claims agreement…and improves the implementation of modern treaties and other agreements with Aboriginal groups.”Valcourt’s office is saying little about its own vision for this new framework aside from sending links to the department’s interim comprehensive claims policy which was widely panned by First Nation groups.In an emailed statement, Valcourt’s office said the reconciliation framework is simply the renamed “framework for addressing Section 35 Aboriginal Rights.” The minister also has no plans to roll anything out soon.“This framework will be developed incrementally and through dialogue with partners,” said the statement. “Over the coming months, we will engage with Aboriginal groups as well as other stakeholders, including those who provided input during the engagement meetings (with Eyford), in order to seek their feedback on those recommendations.”Valcourt’s framework plans, however, are getting a lukewarm response from the Assembly of First Nations.AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Valcourt needed to open direct discussions with First Nations on the issue.“Any work on a ‘reconciliation framework’ needs to be discussed directly with First Nations,” said Bellegarde. “We are concerned that this government is relying too much on ministerial special representatives and other agents when the federal government has a duty to engage directly with First Nations.”It all seems a far cry from what was promised following the Oka crisis by the Mulroney government of which Valcourt was once a part.“I have great respect for the peaceful and patient manner in which most chiefs, elders and Aboriginal people have expressed their grievances and my government will continue to work with these individuals to find appropriate measures to respond to the needs and concerns of Aboriginal people,” said the letters, which Mulroney signed. “These grievances raise issues that deeply affect all Canadians and therefore must be resolved by all Canadians working together.”According to a memo sent to Mulroney with draft responses to the two premiers, the letters “were developed in consultation with the Department of Indian Affairs.”The MemoDownload (PDF, Unknown)jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

first_imgPolice say multiple vehicles that were parked near the building were also engulfed in flames.It is believed the building was vacant and no one was inside the building or vehicles at the time of the fire.The highway was shut down temporarily and an alternate route was set up until the fire was under control.The area was secured by police pending further investigation.If you have any information, you are being asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. POUCE COUPE, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a structure fire in Pouce Coupe on the morning of June 5 at 4:10 a.m.According to RCMP, officers arrived on scene and determined that the structure on fire was located in a work yard at 5012 Highway 2.Fire crews were on scene trying to keep the fire under control.last_img read more

Rabat – Each day of delay in the implementation of the pension plan reform costs Morocco 60 million dirhams, Government Spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi said Thursday.As of this year, civil pension funds will suffer from deficit, which will reach, next year, 3 billion dirhams, then 125 billion dirhams by 2021, which means that each day of delay in the implementation of the pension plan reform costs the country 60 million dirhams, the minister said at a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting.This situation is due to the fact that Morocco has moved from 12 affiliates per retiree in 1983 to three affiliates per retiree today, El Khalfi said, adding that the persistence of this situation, in the absence a reform plan, will make the government unable to allocate pensions according to current standards. Today, the reform of the pension system in a participatory, collective, progressive and solidarity-based approach is an inevitable option, the minister said, adding that the government will work to develop, by the end of the year, a vision of reform based on the results of dialogue with the unions. read more

The Sri Lankan ambassador in Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam has received an anonymous threatening letter which is being followed up by the police and UN security, the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said today.Tamara Kunanayakam took over as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva in August 2011. Prior to her assignment at Sri Lankan Missions abroad, the Ambassador served as the Secretary to the Working Group on the Right to Development, the Working Group on structural adjustment programmes and economic, social and cultural rights, and also that on enforced and involuntary disappearances, at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). H.E. Ms. Kunanayakam was also attached to the ILO and UNDP. (Colombo Gazette) Kunanayakam earlier served as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Cuba and also served as Minister Counsellor at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brasília. read more

Halton police are hoping the public can help identify two people who are wanted for theft and fraud.Officers say after midnight on Thursday, several vehicles were broken into in the Guelph Line and Lakeshore Road area of Burlington.The suspects stole various items including credit cards which were then used to make purchases at a local gas station and fast food chain.Anyone who may recognize the suspects is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Property Crime Team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2368.Halton police are reminding residents to avoid leaving valuables inside your vehicle or in plain sight.

The United Nations presence in Tajikistan is continuing to make an important contribution to that country’s post-conflict transition as it encourages the continuation of national dialogue and reconciliation and helps to bolster democratic institutions, the Secretary-General says as he seeks to extend the work of the UN Tajikistan Office of Peace-building (UNTOP) for another year, until 1 June 2005. In a letter to the President of the Security Council released today, the Secretary-General says the viability of Tajikistan’s peace process will be tested by parliamentary elections early next year, and notes that UNTOP facilitated a needs assessment mission led by the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division. “The assistance to be provided to Tajikistan aims at contributing to the improvement of the transparency and credibility of the 2005 parliamentary elections and at promoting democratization within the framework of the peace-building process,” Mr. Annan writes. “The holding of free and non-violent general elections in 2005 would be an important goal for UNTOP and an indicator of the achievement of its objectives.” The Secretary-General also notes UNTOP’s contribution in other tasks, including promoting the rule of law, implementing human rights projects and educating youth about the risks of drug trafficking and political extremism. UNTOP was established in 2000 following the withdrawal of the UN Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT), whose mandate had been to monitor, and later expanded to help implement, the ceasefire agreement between the Government and the United Tajik Opposition. read more

Saddened by the death of Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the late statesman’s political courage and determination, and urged the country to build on Mr. Sharon’s legacy of pragmatism to press ahead with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban offered his condolences to the late leader’s bereaved family and to the Government and people of Israel. Mr. Sharon, 85, became incapacitated by a severe stroke in 2006. He passed away earlier today at a hospital near Tel Aviv. “Throughout a life dedicated to the State of Israel, Ariel Sharon was a hero to his people, first as a soldier and then a statesman,” said the Secretary-General. “Prime Minister Sharon will be remembered for his political courage and determination to carry through with the painful and historic decision to withdraw Israeli settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip,” the UN chief said, adding that Mr. Sharon’s successor faces the difficult challenge of realizing the aspirations of peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people. The Secretary-General called on Israel to build on the late Prime Minister’s legacy of pragmatism to work towards the long overdue achievement of an independent and viable Palestinian state, next to a secure Israel. “At this time of national mourning, the Secretary-General renews the commitment of the United Nations to work alongside the Government and the people of Israel for peace and security,” said the statement. read more

Then-freshman forward Lindsay Agnew (18) heads the ball during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won 2-1 in OT.Lantern file photoFollowing a week of practice, the Buckeyes seem to have replaced the bad taste in their mouths left from a late-game collapse against Purdue.OSU (4-4-0, 1-1-0) enters Friday’s game at No. 8 Penn State (6-1-0, 2-0-0) with a chance to regain momentum and finish its three-game road swing on the winning side.“We’re excited about it,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “It’s always a tough road trip since it’s a lot of time on the bus, but it’s a single game this weekend so we’ll get a little bit of rest afterwards.”The trip from OSU to Penn State comes in at about 325 miles.Putting together their “flashes of brilliance” and finding consistency in their game will be the keys for the Buckeyes this weekend, Walker said.OSU allowed two goals in the final 10 minutes of last Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Purdue.“Our first half against Purdue was really good soccer … then we just came out pretty flat in the second half,” said senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber, who did not play in the game because of an injury. “Being able to put two halves together is very important right now.”Penn State is statistically a first-half team, having outscored its opponents 9-1 in first half this season.The Nittany Lions, led by junior forward Mallory Weber, are on a three-game winning streak following shutout victories against Purdue and Indiana last weekend.Nearing the midway point of the season, it’s those players with the least experience who have been leading the Buckeyes. Freshman midfielder Nikki Walts and freshman forward Sammy Edwards have combined for four goals and three assists this season. Walker lauded the play of her point-scoring first-years, but she also praised the work of their classmate, midfielder Sydney Dudley.“(Dudley’s) sort of a lone hero right now that’s doing all the grunt work and not getting some of the glory,” Walker said.Dudley played two full matches for OSU as a defensive midfielder last weekend.The Buckeyes’ defense was especially strong against Purdue, Gruber said.Sophomore Lindsay Agnew’s move from forward to defender has helped solidify OSU’s backline. Agnew made the switch earlier this season when injuries began to thin the Buckeyes’ depth on defense.“I think that (Agnew) is going to be good anywhere on the field,” junior defender Marisa Wolf said. “She is very patient on the ball and is able to approach the ball with confidence.”The Buckeyes’ patience on defense will be critical to their success against Penn State, Walker said.Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday in State College, Pa. read more

The recovered weapon and ammoAround 12:00h on Tuesday, Police in A Division acting on information received, went to the Square of the Revolution where they saw a parked white Toyota Axio with two occupants.A search was conducted and an unlicenced .380 Auto Pistol with a magazine containing four (4) live .380 rounds was found concealed in the vehicle.This publication was informed that the men, both known characters, have been taken into custody and are likely to be charged soon. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMiner busted with unlicenced gun, ammoMarch 10, 2018In “Crime”Duo busted with unlicenced gun, ammo on Dennis StMay 10, 2018In “Crime”3 females in custody for unlicenced .32 pistol, sub-machine gun, ammoJanuary 11, 2018In “Crime” read more

first_imgBarrick Gold has completed its acquisition of the additional 40% interest in the Cortez property in the USA from Kennecott Explorations (Australia), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, for a total cash consideration of $1.695 billion. The transaction was previously announced on February 21, 2008 when the parties entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement. Barrick has been entitled to the production and economic benefit of 100% of the property from March 1, 2008.The acquisition will increase Barrick’s share of Proven and Probable reserves by 4.6 Moz to 11.5 Moz (100% basis) and Measured and Indicated mineral resources by 1.4 Moz to 3.5 Moz (100% basis). The Cortez mine is already a significant contributor to Barrick’s quality Nevada production base. When the Cortez Hills project is commissioned, production from the Cortez property is expected to increase to 950,000 – 1,000,000 oz/y of gold (100% basis) at total cash costs of $280-$290/oz in the first full five years of production.Rio Tinto notes that this sale is parft of its planned program to divest at least $15 billion of assets. “Rio Tinto has also announced the sale of Greens Creek silver, gold, zinc and lead mine in Alaska for $750 million, meaning the Group is on track to achieve almost one quarter of its target of realising asset sales of $10 billion in 2008.”In November 2007, Rio announced the results of its overall strategic review of the asset portfolio following its acquisition of Alcan. Options are also being explored to divest Rio Tinto Energy America (coal), Rio Tinto Minerals’ talc business and borates business, Rio Tinto Alcan Packaging, Rio Tinto Alcan Engineered Products, Rio Tinto’s interest in the Northparkes copper mine in Australia and Rio Tinto’s Sweetwater (USA) and Kintyre (Australia) uranium assets.last_img read more

first_img 45 Comments Nov 3rd 2016, 12:41 PM With increasingly precarious employment, short-term contracts, having to spend longer in education, etc., many young people would be unable to afford to get married, buy a house, have a baby, etc – thus delaying these things is a rational choice that has been caused by the underlying economic changes. This article is part of our Change Generation project, supported by KBC. To read more click here.IN THE 2011 CENSUS, 44% of people in the 30-39 age bracket classed themselves as single.The split was almost half and half between men and women, slightly weighted towards men at 54%.The data show that between the ages of 30 and 39 the number of people ticking the ‘single’ box on the census form drops off quickly every year, with the rate slowing down after the age of 40.Being single or as-yet-unmarried in your 30s has long been presented as some sort of doomsday situation (particularly for women) in popular culture, but with more people getting married later in life or not getting married at all, things are changing.The equality effectIn Ireland, the census shows there was a 15% increase in the number of people over the age of 15 reporting as single between 2002 and 2011.Research carried out in the 1990s on ”always single” women concluded that that they faced “extensive stigma” from friends, family and strangers.But the author of that study, Dr Anne Byrne, told theJournal.ie that some things have changed since then and there is more acceptance in Irish society for those living as single women and men. However, Dr Byrne says both men and women face similar pressures to conform to societal customs: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Singles are happier than married couples?In the United States, there are more single people than ever before, with 50.2% of those aged 16 and over identifying as such in 2014, compared to 37.4% in 1976.Social psychologist Dr Bella DePaulo addressed this year’s American Psychological Association annual convention, where she spoke about the positives of staying single: By Jennifer Ryan “Living single allows them to live their best, most authentic, and most meaningful life,” she says. http://jrnl.ie/3047123 Image: Shutterstock/Blazej Lyjak Young men are subject to the same kind of peer pressures as young women concerning their single status but have greater autonomy to ‘be themselves’. It is the force of convention that is most at work here – being ‘different’ to the peer group is still not tolerated.Economic factorsDr Bernadine Brady, from the School of Political Science & Sociology at NUI Galway, says economic factors are also at play.She told theJournal.ie that while some younger people may be single by choice, others are delaying marriage and babies because they cannot afford them until later in life. I think there’s far more pressure on women to be married by a certain age than on men. And I also think the rural/urban divide plays a huge role too. So I think the issue is more complex than it appears on the surface. Image: Shutterstock/Blazej Lyjak Share126 Tweet Email 32,036 Views Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma? Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding. The preoccupation with the perils of loneliness can obscure the profound benefits of solitude. It is time for a more accurate portrayal of single people and single life — one that recognizes the real strengths and resilience of people who are single, and what makes their lives so meaningful.DePaulo refutes the notion that single people lack meaningful relationships and says studies have shown that they have stronger relationships with family members, friends and co-workers, while married couples become insular.While economic factors such as the challenges of finding a well-paid job before marrying are often cited as reasons for remaining single, DePaulo argues that increasing numbers of people are staying unattached because they want to. Opportunities for education, paid work and economic independence, improved reproductive control, combined with the ideological support of the women’s movement for sexual and economic equality, have benefited all women. The seismic shift in women’s lives in Ireland from the 1960s onwards, is part of the reason for the changes in attitudes to single women and men.There is still, however, “a strong convention, social preference and expectation in society to be ‘coupled’ or ‘in a relationship’ despite our advocacy of equality for all persons,” she says.The role of gender Unmarried and in her 30s, Dr Lisa Moran from NUI Galway says she is not sure whether being single at this age is normalised yet and she believes, “there is a definite insider/outsider distinction at play.”Dr Moran told theJournal.ie that it is different for men and women, and where you live is another factor. Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 12:41 PM Short URLlast_img read more

first_img March 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm Twitter Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Comments are closed. Chael Sonnen Retires After Loss Now Playing Up Next WWE: He didn’t dump us; we dumped him. March 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE WWE just issued the following statement, confirming the release of Jack Swagger.“WWE has come to terms on the release of Jack Swagger as of today, March 13, 2017. WWE wishes Swagger the best in all his future endeavors.”WWE issued a statement back on March 3 announcing that Swagger had not been officially granted his release from the company.Swagger revealed on Chael Sonnen’s podcast back a few days earlier that he had requested and was granted his release from WWE.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCould Sebastian Vettel Retire?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Just because “they” re-branded doesn’t mean a wrestling fan has to change what they call the brand accordingly. WWE owns “The Rock” name and so WWE decided years ago The Rock name couldn’t be used in his own non-affiliated projects BUT that hasn’t stopped nearly everyone from calling him The Rock since. Impact Wrestling can state that the TNA name is no more in a press release BUT that won’t change wrestling websites, and fans from saying the name in the future, and that is up to each fan to decide whether they will begin referring to the brand as Impact Wrestling…whether it is factually accurate from IW’s POV or not Oh, and agree, he probably will sign with Impact Wrestling / TNA by Slammiversary as you both said. Now Playing Up Next Chris Anas Now Playing Up Next Google+ March 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm Just in time for him to debut at TNA Slammiversary Paul Meade Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Yeah, I’ll always say TNA! It’s easier to type & easier to chant. Nuts to Anthem! XD March 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte March 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm 6 COMMENTS Rob Giles On March 9, 2017 TNA rebranded as Impact Wrestling. The TNA name is no more. Impact Wrestling will get rid of all the TNA branded championship titles and replace them with Impact Wrestling branded championship titles. Jack Swagger will probably sign with Impact Wrestling by Slammiversary as you said. Could Sebastian Vettel Retire? TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies See you at TNA! I expect Zeb/Dutch Mantell will manage him again too. Facebook Wrestleview Post-RAW #51: Thoughts on Bayley’s surprise heel turn, Clash of Champions build Colby Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte March 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm WhatsApp TheCyberZonlast_img read more

first_imgWhile Apple Pay is aimed at building public acceptance for a digital wallet that eliminates the need for cash or credit cards, there’s still plenty of competition in the world of credit card readers that turn smartphones or tablets into payment collection devices. Amazon is one of the newest entrants into that crowded field. The Seattle-based behemoth recently unveiled Amazon Local Register as its “mobile point-of-sale solution.”This weekend, it is demonstrating the product to vendors at the Vancouver Farmers Market in Esther Short Park. Vancouver is one of Amazon’s first stops as it goes on the road to roll out its Local Register services. Amazon Local Register’s booth at the Farmers Market, next to the market’s information booth, will be staffed today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.“Vancouver has a vibrant small business community and we’re looking forward to introducing local business owners to the Amazon Local Register,” saidMatthew Swann, vice president of Amazon Local Commerce, in an email to The Columbian.Jordan Boldt, the Vancouver Farmers Market’s executive director, said it’s unusual for the market to offer space for a company to promote a consumer product. But Boldt said the market, with about 175 vendors, sees itself in part as a small business incubator. Market managers agreed to Amazon’s request for the booth because they want to provide vendors information on a product that might lower their operational costs, he said.Half to two-thirds already use point-of-sale services, primarily Square and ShopKeep, he said. San Francisco-based Square previously turned down an offer to present its services at the market, Boldt said.— Gordon OliverNEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.On Sept. 9, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple’s new watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.last_img read more

first_imgAnchorage Police Department Chief Chris Tolley addresses the media at the department’s West Anchorage training facility. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)A day after news broke that five Anchorage murders are linked to the same gun used an attack on a police officer over the weekend, questions remain about how officials responded to public concerns in the months before. Law enforcement had very little evidence connecting the homicides and walked a fine line between recruiting the public’s help and not losing their only thread in the case.On Saturday, the Anchorage Police Department caught a break.They’d known since July that the same gun was used in multiple homicides in different parts of the city. But even as more killings happened, that’s almost all they knew. When Lieutenant John McKinnon arrived at a crime scene early Saturday morning, he was surprised to find the exact weapon APD had been looking for.“(I) immediately recognized that there was a Colt Python,” McKinnon said, referring to a powerful .357 caliber revolver. “It made me tickled pink a little bit.”It is rare nowadays to see revolvers used in Anchorage homicide cases, according to McKinnon, who heads APD’s homicide and robbery/assault units. The state’s Scientific Crime Discovery Laboratory had connected the weapon to five killings from this summer, month’s before 40-year-old James Dale Ritchie used it against an APD officer downtown during an early-morning stop that had nothing to do with the open investigations.As of right now, investigators only have evidence tying Ritchie to the death of 21-year-old Treyveonkindell Thompson in July 29th, not the two double homicides that happened within the same two-month period.“We know that the weapon was used on those other two cases, but we haven’t discovered complete information to show that Mr. Ritchie was there,” McKinnon said.Currently, the department’s focus is finding proof that it was Ritchie who shot the other four victims, in order to close the case.Going forward, APD will work with partners like the Federal Bureau of Investigation to see if Ritchie is potentially linked to other open cases elsewhere in the country. Investigators say they’re looking into other places Ritchie may have lived, including Virginia and Nevada, before he moved back to Alaska in February of 2016. According to McKinnon, there are no other investigations in Anchorage where Ritchie is a suspect right now.APD is not calling Ritchie a “serial killer,” partly out of deference to process, since he hasn’t been factually linked to other homicides. But also out of concerns over messaging. And that was a decision they made this summer, even after the department began realizing that random murders had something in common.“If we were to use the term ‘serial,’ it would not have protected your safety,” McKinnon said.  “There was no investigative benefit to put that out there. And we didn’t want to embolden the person.”This is a point of local controversy. For months, members of the media and public have asked law enforcement and elected officials whether some of this year’s record-breaking homicides were the work of one predatory individual. And for months, the police department has said they will not speculate on open cases, a response which many have found vague and unsatisfactory.APD’s Communications Director Jennifer Castro said the department has been trying to find a balance between keeping the public informed enough to be safe without jeopardizing a fragile investigation.“That gun is the only — the only — piece of evidence that we had to tie any of these cases together. If that gun were to go away, to disappear, to get dumped, we would have no way to tie any of this together,” Castro said.This is not a theoretical concern for investigators. Besides the gun, police had enough clues in the Thompson case to release a sketch of the suspect, and a description of a yellow bike they believed was stolen in the incident. According to McKinnon, interviews and material recovered on Ritchie’s phone show he got rid of the bike after that information was made public.According to Staci Feger-Pellessier, a spokesperson for the FBI in Anchorage, in cases like these police department’s try to balance public concerns against what effect additional information will have on investigations.“I can understand the public’s concern, but we also need to understand the difference between wanting to know something and needing to know something, and in this case releasing additional information would have jeopardized the investigation and could have possibly led to more murders,” Feger-Pellessier said.But that logic doesn’t assuage concerns from the last few months felt by many Anchorage residents.Eric Croft sits on the Anchorage Assembly, and has seen a tension between the interests of police investigators and members of the public.“I had a number of constituents and other Anchorage residents trying to figure out whether we had a serial killer, whether these crimes were connected,” Croft said. “People are naturally concerned about that.”Those fears led to chatter on social media, alarmed public meetings, and even organizing in some areas to start community patrols. And it changed a lot of people’s behaviors and feelings about where they live.Eva Gardner’s home is near Valley of the Moon Park, where a double homicide in August has been linked to the gun in question. She wrote a letter to the mayor after the killings saying the city’s response to residents’ concerns had been inadequate. Like many people, Gardner heeded warnings from the police department to avoid the city’s trails out of concerns for safety.“After the Valley of the Moon homicides I still walked to work as long as it was daylight, but as soon as the darkness came I stopped using them alone, and I think as of this week, I’m going to start using them again,” Gardner said.It’s a sentiment she’s heard from others, as well. She feels relief that investigators believe the man responsible for this summer’s five killings is no longer a threat, but sees room for improvement in how police communicate with citizens.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Airbnb has a serious hidden camera problem.A week after The Atlantic reported on Peeping Tom hosts, a California couple did anything but smile upon discovering they were on candid camera.Christian Aranda and Alondra Salas wanted some quiet time together. So they booked a one-night stay in Garden Grove, not far from their Santa Ana home.Billed as “cozy and romantic,” the dream room quickly turned into a nightmare.According to the local ABC affiliate, the pair found a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector—hanging directly over the bed.“It’s disgusting, that there’s people out there, recording you, getting intimate,” Salas told the news station. “They have this labeled as a romantic getaway on Airbnb.”The next morning, they confronted the homeowner—whose name has not been released—and called the police.The camera, it turns out, was not turned on and nothing of Aranda and Salas’s night was recorded; Garden Grove officers say no crime was committed.Airbnb does allow “any mechanism that can be used to capture or transmit audio, video, or still images,” including Wi-Fi cameras, nanny cameras, Web cameras, baby monitors, and surveillance systems.Hosts, however, are required to list any such devices in their House Rules, and disclose if an active recording is taking place.“The safety and privacy of our community—both online and offline—is our priority,” Airbnb said in a statement emailed to Geek. “We take reports of any violations very seriously.”Following Salas and Aranda’s complaint, Airbnb provided a full refund and removed the unidentified host from its site. That’s not enough, though.“They need to do something about this because not only [were we] in the room with the cameras,” Aranda said, “but 24 other people who left reviews were in the room with cameras, as well.The couple are considering legal action against the homeowner and Airbnb.It’s obvious why someone might want to spy on strangers staying in their home; evidence of theft, vandalism, or deception is always helpful for the police.But it’s against Airbnb’s rules, and can result in an investigation, removal from the site, and possible jail time.That hasn’t stopped some folks, though, according to The Atlantic, which highlighted the issue in a recent in-depth article.More on Geek.com:Airbnb to Acquire Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonightAirbnb Host Admits to Killing Guest Over Unpaid $149 BillAirlines: Creepy Entertainment Screen Cameras ‘Not In Use’ Airbnb For Work Simplifies Business TravelAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise last_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A car crashed into a palisade gate and landed inside a resident’s yard in Ruby Gailey Drive during the early hours of this morning (July 29).It is alleged that the driver lost control of his vehicle.Vehicles parked in the yard were also damaged in the crash.Police and a towing service were on scene.No injuries were reported. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

first_imgJohnson, along with Cardinals mascot Big Red and some of the team’s cheerleaders, also helped to pack soup cans into the emergency boxes that St. Mary’s distributes every month.Thank you again to @CampbellsChunky, @AZCardinals and @DavidJohnson31 for spending time with us today! The donation of 22,000 cans is going to make a HUGE impact for Arizonan’s in need. David jumped on the line and even had time for a quick tour. Thanks again!! #TackleHunger pic.twitter.com/DPvDgRn2jH— St. Mary’s Food Bank (@StMarysFoodBank) February 26, 2019Related LinksCardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald surprises 12-year-old fan battling rare diseaseArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?This is not the first time that the three organizations have partnered up for good, as last season, Campbell’s donated 30 cans of soup to St. Mary’s for every tackle the Cardinals made on defense during the 2018 season. Cardinals running back David Johnson took some time out to give back to the community on Tuesday, as he visited St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix and donated more than 22,000 cans of Campbell’s Chunky Soup to the organization in order to help Arizonans struggling with hunger.I’ll tell ya one thing…getting to spend your day giving back to the community by donating over 22,000 cans of @Campbells soup is truly a blessing. S/O to @CampbellsChunky , @AZCardinals @Albertsons & @Safeway for helping #TackleHunger in our backyard! #FootballisFamily pic.twitter.com/dUKTxvorLV— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson31) February 26, 2019 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (Photo via St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance) Top Stories center_img 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgSkyscanner reveals midsummer celebrations around the worldWith the summer solstice brightening up the world on the 21st June 2010, Skyscanner presents places to join the midsummer party through the longest day of the year.Stonehenge, EnglandThis giant ancient stone circle, whose origin and purpose still remains a mystery, hosts Britain’s best known summer solstice gathering. Surrounded by green fields and fells, thousands flock to the stones to celebrate midsummer’s eve, including various white witches, neo-druids as well as everyday fun lovers who come for the all night party.Festival of Sant Joan, BarcelonaFire is the biggest element of this Spanish festival which takes place in Barcelona. Hundreds of people will be jumping on flights to Spain to take part in the festival where locals believe that by burning something you can cleanse your sins. Clasping your lover’s hand and leaping over the fire seven times is said to bring a happy life unless, of course, you slip.Ivan Kupala Day, RussiaKnown as Kupala day in Russia, this ancient festival is enthusiastically celebrated by many Russians. Traditionally youths would jump over the flames of bonfires and girls would float wreaths of flowers lit with candles down rivers to gain foresight into their fortunes. Men may attempt to capture the wreaths in the hope of capturing the interest of the woman who floated it.Midsommar, SwedenMidsummer’s day is one of the most important days of the year in Sweden where it’s declared a national holiday. The festival is called ‘Midsommar’ and houses are decorated with wreaths and garlands, whilst people gather for traditional dishes of potatoes, smoked fish, fresh fruit and schnapps for the adults.New York, USASweden’s love for Midsummer’s day has spread beyond its own shores. Every year in New York’s Battery Park City, the Swedish community puts on a Midsummer festival to celebrate the year’s longest day. Punters make flower wreaths, play traditional games and offer traditional delicacies from New York’s finest Swedish restaurant. The event takes place on the Friday closest to the actual summer solstice, which this year is the 25th June.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related13 of the best music festivals for 2015Find the soundtrack to your summer at one of these incredible international music festivals.Where to go on holiday in JuneJune is just around the corner – can you believe it?! Read on for our recommendations on where to go in June, whether you want a quick city break, or a long, indulgent stretch on the beach.Visit Barcelona – best events in February 2012Best events in Barcelona in February 2012last_img read more