Stars To Take Part In Womens March Los Angeles

first_imgWomen’s March Los Angeles has announced a powerful line-up of activists and celebrities for its January 20 event.Women’s March Los Angeles announced today that supporters including Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, among others, will take the stage at the March on Saturday, January 20th.Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge are also set to perform. Other special guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles President & CEO Sue Dunlap, Black Lives Matter’s Melina Abdullah, ACLU of Southern California Executive Director Hector Villagra, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and more. Women’s March Los Angeles is part of a national movement to unify and empower those who stand for women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all.This year the Women’s March LA Foundation is committed to turning out the vote and hopes to use the power of the upcoming March, along with the work being done by partner organizations, to bring attention to the urgency of preparing for the November midterm elections. The March will encourage participants to use their vote in order to help build a government that reflects their ideals, and will provide the tools to do so by having voter registration available on-site. Speakers will address important issues such as voter turnout, access, restrictions and intimidation and will discuss a plan of action leading up to November 2018 and beyond.Last year’s inaugural Women’s March was a huge success with an incredible 750,000 Los Angelenos coming together for the cause. Taking place on January 20th in Downtown Los Angeles, this year’s event will feature music, art, community and speakers all aligned with the National Women’s March Unity Principles of ending violence, protection of reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice. The event will kick off in Pershing Square at 8:30AM with some very special speakers, followed by the March at 10:00AM, which will bring everyone to Grand Park. Festivities are expected to continue until 3:00PM.Tune in for a Facebook Live on Saturday, January 20th to get a real time look as presenters, speakers and performers take the main stage. Here supporters will also be able to donate to the cause directly through Facebook’s donate button. For additional information, please click here and join the conversation on social media by following @wmnsmarchla and using #hearourvote #powertothepolls and #wmla2018.last_img read more

Tensions rise in BC as Kinder Morgan decision looms

first_imgCara McKenna APTN National NewsTensions are rising in British Columbia as First Nation communities await a major milestone from the National Energy Board.The board is expected to make a decision on whether Kinder Morgan is allowed to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline.cmckenna@aptn.calast_img

Annan notes with regret US decision to pull out of ABM treaty

A spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement that the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems “has served for many years as a cornerstone for maintaining global peace and security and strategic stability.”The Secretary-General was concerned the “annulation” of the treaty might provoke an arms race, especially in the missile area, and further undermine disarmament and non-proliferation regimes, the spokesman added.”He calls upon all states to explore new binding and irreversible initiatives to avert such unwelcome effects,” the spokesman said.

US business stockpiles grew 03 per cent in May from April though

WASHINGTON – U.S. companies added to their stockpiles in May. But their sales fell for a second straight month, adding to worries that the economy has slowed.Business stockpiles grew 0.3 per cent in May from April, matching April’s increase, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Business sales fell 0.1 per cent in May, matching the April decline.Total stockpiles rose to US$1.58 trillion in May. That’s nearly 20 per cent higher than the low point in September 2009, shortly after the recession ended.When businesses step up restocking, they order more goods. That generally leads to increased factory production and higher economic growth.But stockpile growth largely depends on the spending habits of U.S. consumers. Americans reduced their spending at retail businesses in June for the third straight month. Many consumers are feeling constrained by weak job creation and paltry wage increases.It would take about five weeks to exhaust total stockpiles at the May sales pace. That’s considered a healthy timeframe.Still, many economists now believe economic growth has slowed from the January-March’s lacklustre 1.9 per cent annual pace.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said growth in the April-June quarter likely fell to an annual rate of just 1.5 per cent.For May, stockpiles increased the most at the retail level, a gain of 0.8 per cent. Stockpiles at the wholesale level rose 0.5 per cent, while manufacturing inventories declined 0.2 per cent.Sales in May rose 0.5 per cent at the manufacturing level. But they fell at both the wholesale and retail levels.Wholesale stockpiles account for about 27 per cent of total business inventories. Stockpiles held by retailers make up about one-third of the total and manufacturing inventories represent about 40 per cent. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2012 11:34 am MDT US business stockpiles grew 0.3 per cent in May from April, though sales fell for second month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

US business restocking flat in March while sales fall 11 per cent

US business restocking flat in March while sales fall 1.1 per cent, largest drop in 9 months by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2013 10:12 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses left their stockpiles unchanged in March for a second straight month while their sales fell sharply.The Commerce Department said Monday that business stockpiles showed no increase in March on a seasonally adjusted basis. Businesses hadn’t upped their restocking in February, either. Sales fell 1.1 per cent in March, offsetting a 1 per cent gain in February.A lack of inventory building could slow economic growth because it means businesses are ordering fewer factory-made goods, especially when sales are falling. However, a report on spending at retail businesses in April suggests consumers rebounded after a weak March. That could lead businesses to replenish their shelves this spring.For March, manufacturers and retailers both increased their stockpiles 0.2 per cent, while wholesale businesses cut their inventories 0.3 per cent.All three categories of businesses experienced lower sales in March, leading to the biggest decline since June.A separate Commerce report Monday showed that retail sales bounced back in April. Retail sales edged up a slight 0.1 per cent in April. But sales were much stronger when excluding a steep drop in gas prices. When excluding gas station sales, retail spending rose 0.7 per cent in April.The government also said retail sales in February was slightly stronger than last reported, while March slightly weaker.The government estimated last month that the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the January-March quarter. That was up from a growth rate of 0.4 per cent in the previous quarter.Growth accelerated in the first quarter largely because consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in more than two years. But some economists expect growth has slowed slightly in the current April-June quarter to around 2 per cent.Consumers increased their spending in April, despite paying higher Social Security taxes that has reduced their paychecks this year. Their spending will likely add to economic growth in the April-June quarter. Consumer spending makes up roughly 70 per cent of economic activity.Steady job growth could offset some of the impact of the tax increase. The economy has added an average of 208,000 jobs a month from November through April. That’s up from only 138,000 a month in the previous six months. The job gains could provide consumers with more money to offset the impact of the tax increase.Cheaper gas is leaving consumers with more disposable income. The national average price has risen slightly over the past week to $3.58 a gallon. But it is still 21 cents lower than the peak price reached on Feb. 27. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 23, 2015 2:54 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,953.66, up 75.55 points):First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 2.54 per cent, to $7.67 on 7.9 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 4.06 per cent, to $3.33 on 6.4 million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Up 16 cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $8.95 on 5.5 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up two cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $1.59 on 4.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, or 1.49 per cent, to $10.59 on 4.8 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up nine cents, or 3.04 per cent, to $3.05 on 4.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 39 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $62.05 on 2.1 million shares. Scotiabank is telling employees to get ready for certain offices across the country to close over the next two years as it digitizes a number of functions related to processing documents. The bank says it will open two new hubs in the Toronto area with more advanced technology to handle those tasks.TransForce Inc. (TSX:TFI). Trucking, courier services. Up $1.96, or 8.17 per cent, to $25.96 on 775,004 shares. The Montreal-based company, whose customers include Amazon and Google, says it is on track for a big boost in e-commerce related revenues. TransForce anticipates $18 million in revenues this year from providing same-day service in about six markets for Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce player, while the addition of eight to 10 urban markets should almost double its take next year. Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

Serious power steering defect found in several FCA vehicles Transport Canada

‘Serious’ power steering defect found in several FCA vehicles: Transport Canada by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2016 11:52 am MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Transport Canada says it has identified a “serious safety issue” involving the power steering systems on more than 295,000 vehicles sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.A statement issued Wednesday by federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the department has received more than 100 consumer complaints involving the failure of a power steering return hose.Following an investigation, Transport Canada said the loss of power steering assist, along with the potential for a vehicle fire, was a serious safety issue and it notified the manufacturer.Affected models are the 2009-2016 Dodge Journey, the 2011-2013 Chrysler 200, the 2007-2010 Chrysler Sebring and the 2007-2013 Dodge Avenger.Most complaints involve the Dodge Journey and involve more than 187,000 vehicles.But because the other models — a total of more than 108,000 vehicles — have the same technical issues, Transport Canada said it included them in the preliminary determination in the interest of safety.In a posting on its website, Transport Canada said FCA had found that power steering return hoses could fail on certain vehicles when operated in extremely cold climates, causing a hydraulic fluid leak “in close proximity to the exhaust system” and loss of power steering assist.“FCA maintains that a failure of a power steering return hose on the subject vehicles does not represent a safety risk,” the posting says.Transport Canada said that of the 107 consumer complaints it received about the problem, it is aware of two cases where drivers allegedly lost control and three others where smoke was observed.“To date, Transport Canada is not aware of any major injuries or fatalities related to a failure of the described components,” it added.FCA spokesman Eric Mayne confirmed in an email that the company had received the notification and was preparing its response.“Customer safety is paramount at FCA Canada,” Mayne said, adding that “all our vehicles meet or exceed federal safety standards.”He said customers with concerns can contact FCA’s call centre at 1-800-465-2001.Garneau says his department is seeking public feedback on the issue and will make a determination on whether FCA Canada has to issue a notice of safety defect to owners.Under changes to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act that came into force last year, the transport minister has the power to order companies to issue a recall notice. Previously, only companies could decide to issue a recall notice. read more

Durant And Westbrook Have Never Faced A Defense Like The Spurs

81994Knicks+8.1 Best defensive rating relative to NBA average, single seasons since 1950-51 11964Celtics+10.8 YEARTEAMRELATIVE DEFENSE 32004Spurs+8.8 122016Spurs+7.4 21965Celtics+9.5 61962Celtics+8.5 Defensive rating is points allowed per 100 possessionsSource: BASKETBALL-REFERENCE 71993Knicks+8.3 91961Celtics+7.6 51963Celtics+8.5 112004Pistons+7.5 101962Lakers+7.6 42008Celtics+8.6 In terms of points allowed per 100 possessions, San Antonio gave up just 99.0, which was 12th-best in NBA history and 7.4 points better than the league average. In other words, reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard is leading a unit in hailing range of the string of ’60s-era Celtics teams led by Bill Russell, and right there with the teams that fill out the top 10 all time.Given the Spurs’ dominance this season, it’s no surprise that Durant and Westbrook have never faced a defense like San Antonio’s in their playoff careers. Coming into this series, the toughest D that either has faced belonged to the 2013 Memphis Grizzlies (whose 100.3 defensive rating was 5.6 points/100 better than league average), but that defense gave up 1.9 fewer points per 100 possessions than the 2016 Spurs — more than the difference between the third-ranked Pacers and 10th-ranked Cavs this season. After a less-than-exciting first round in the playoffs, NBA fans can look forward, finally, to sinking their teeth into an epic Spurs-Thunder matchup in round two. OKC’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are two of the best offensive talents in the game, and they’re facing down a 67-win Spurs team with a historically great defense. If there’s good news for the Thunder, however, it’s that Westbrook and Durant have scored just as efficiently against tough defenses in the playoffs as they have against weaker ones. And it may be because of their collective ability to knock down difficult shots.Durant, for instance, frequently knocks down shots few other players can consistently make. As a result, he ranks as the NBA’s third-best shotmaker1For players attempting 500 shots or more in the 2015-16 season. according to quantified shot quality (qSQ), a new SportVU-based statistic that measures the difficulty of each shot by accounting for where the shot was taken, the proximity of the defender and other variables. As a team, the Thunder were the fourth-best shot-making squad, adjusted for the quality of their looks. They don’t always take good shots — as an out-of-control Dion Waiters drive, or a pull-up three-pointer by Westbrook attests — but they’re still better than most at making them.The Spurs are the opposite: Their defense is predicated on forcing opponents to take bad shots. As a team, San Antonio ranked as the second-best defense, behind Charlotte, in terms of suppressing their opponents’ qSQ. Part of this is due to Leonard’s relentless perimeter defense; wily veterans such as Tim Duncan and Tony Parker also offset their waning athleticism with smart positioning to cut off easy paths to the basket.However, the Spurs’ problem is that they only have one Leonard to put on OKC’s two elite scorers. During the regular season, when Leonard matched up against Durant on defense, KD scored 38 points per 100 team possessions; but when Kawhi guarded Westbrook, he held him to only 25 points per 100 team possessions. If Westbrook faces Danny Green or Tony Parker instead, his scoring rate rises to 48 and 33 per 100 team possessions, respectively. So despite San Antonio’s dominant D, individual defensive matchups will be worth keeping an eye on.Whomever Leonard and Westbrook eventually match up against, this series is also notable for both players’ emergence as superstars over the past few seasons. According to Basketball-Reference’s Box Plus-Minus metric — which estimates a player’s contribution to his team’s scoring margin while on the floor — Leonard and Westbrook rank as Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, during the playoffs (sandwiched in between is poor Chris Paul), after ranking fourth and second (amidst Steph Curry and LeBron James) during the regular season. With Paul and Curry on ice,2Curry may return later in the playoffs. there’s an easy case to be made that this Spurs-Thunder series features two of the three best players remaining in these playoffs — and that’s without even considering Durant’s place among the league’s elite.It’s just one of the many twists adding intrigue to what should be a must-watch series. We knew the Western Conference’s second round would offer some of the best matchups of the entire playoffs, and Spurs-Thunder is shaping up to be the best of them all.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Windies women suffer second defeat in T20I

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies women suffer second defeat to New ZealandMarch 8, 2018In “Sports”Windies narrowly miss out despite Taylor 90March 5, 2018In “latest news”Windies Women confident as T20 series beginsMarch 13, 2018In “latest news” West Indies women Captain Stafanie Taylor (CWI media)Poor fielding and bowling costed the West Indies Women their 2nd T20 International against the New Zealand White Ferns by 106 runs, a far-cry from the close contest of the first match.Captain Stafanie Taylor won the toss and elected to bowl first in cool conditions as it gets progressively colder during the night in Tauranga.Hayley Matthews dropped Sophie Devine the very first ball of the match. However, White Ferns Captain Suzie Bates was the first to go for 14 when Connell lit up her bails. New Zealand 33/1.Devine was then joined by player of the match from the first game Katey Martin, with Martin accelerating almost immediately.Akira Peters bowled a brilliant over, scalping the wicket of Devine and giving away only 2 runs.Then came the partnership that set New Zealand for victory. Martin was joined by the in-form Amy Satterthwaite and the pair posted a New Zealand White Ferns T20 record of a 124-run partnership.The bowlers found it difficult as they strayed from their line and lengths, thereby giving the White Ferns batters width and time to play their shots.Deandra Dottin finally removed Martin for a well-played 65 off 42 balls, which included 11 fours.Satterthwaite remained not out on 71 which included 9 fours and 2 sixes, as New Zealand White Ferns posted a mammoth 186/3 from their 20 overs.Akira Peters was the best Windies Women bowler, taking 1/13 followed by Deandra Dottin with 1/34.The Windies Women’s innings never got off to a proper start as wickets fell early and consistently with an opening required run-rate of 9.3.Merissa Aguilleira and Hayley Matthews opened the batting again, but Matthews was not to have a repeat half-century performance as the first match.Anna Peterson had Matthews caught by a brilliant jumping catch from Amelia Kerr for 5. New Zealand were then ecstatic when they got the big wicket of in-form Skipper Stafanie Taylor for 1, her lowest score for the entire tour. She was caught in an almost exact manner as Matthews by the same fielder, Kerr.Deandra Dottin struck 2 huge sixes and together with Aguilleira, the two experienced batters looked set to rebuild the WINDIES Women’s innings.Sophie Devine then produced the over of the match, removing Dottin lbw for 13 and Reniece Boyce for 0 in a space of 2 deliveries.Aguilleira then fell for 16. Kyshonna Knight and Britney Cooper shared in a 15-run partnership, before Cooper skied one into the safe hands of Amy Satterthwaite in the deep.Knight played a hard-fought innings of 20 before she was bowled by Sophie Devine. The rest of the Windies Women innings folded easily, as the world T20 champions finished on 78/9 from their 20 overs.Sophie Devine ended with figures of 3/12 followed by Leigh Kasperek with 2/13. The White Ferns now take a 2-0 series lead. The tour moves to New Plymouth for two matches starting on Tuesday.Windies Women Head Coach Hendy Springer said “ I think somewhere along the line we lost the momentum and it was manifested in the fielding, we missed a lot of opportunities in the field.. We’ve got to be mindful not to lose the intensity as the series is still on… The team can’t be depending on the Captain nor Matthews nor Dottin all the time, some players have to take serious responsibility to get in good scores.”Amy Satterthwaite was named player of the Match. (CWI) read more

Summer Sun The sunset was pretty amazing tonight

first_img #Dublin #Sunset this evening pic.twitter.com/EaWlToeHkV— Angela Gallagher (@thesilvervoice) June 29, 2014 Source: Elaine Leonard/Twitter The view in Roscommon this evening Source: Mary Smyth Source: Maureen Scanlan Source: samuel glover/Twitter 9:45pm sunset – what ya think @barrabest? Love summer nights!! 🙂 @love_belfast #pretty pic.twitter.com/mcsDpAzGz5— Ellen Thompson (@ethompson_x) June 30, 2014 Source: Angela Gallagher/Twitter Source: Yana/Twitter Red sky at night #bray #sunset @BrayPics pic.twitter.com/6voLXhoXZK— Kim Leonard (@kimleonard4) June 30, 2014 @WeatherCee @angie_weather @barrabest 2145 hrs Saintfield lovely sunset tonight pic.twitter.com/qrxIcvWouu— samuel glover (@unit2plus4) June 30, 2014center_img Photo: #dublin #ireland #guinness #storehouse #irish #sky #summer #colours #dusk #sunset (at Guinness… http://t.co/DpsnlqZGbz— Yana (@Just_Yana) June 30, 2014 Red sky at night, shepherd’s….Here are some great snaps of tonight’s colours: Ross Castle, Killarney Source: Niall Healy Aughness Ballycroy Source: Bridie Conway Beautiful Sunset above Dublin a few mins ago as i flew into @DublinAirport! pic.twitter.com/lJgXehuDDr— Elaine Leonard (@elaine_21x) June 28, 2014 Source: Kim Leonard/Twitter Kilkenny this evening. Source: Mary DohenyFeel free to send your pics into tips@thejournal.ieRead: Council warns of the dangers of driving off into the sunset> The view at Seapoint this evening. Source: Avril MonahanTHERE WAS A pretty spectacular sunset this evening. Did you manage to see it?With it being tipped that there could be another mini-heatwave on the way we think it’s time to remember that old saying…. Source: Ellen Thompson/Twitterlast_img read more

Bayley on the growth of NXT advice from William Regal

first_imgFacebook Google+ Videos Articles Pinterest Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Kevin Gill sent this in.The Kevin Gill Show is proud to welcome NXT Women’s Champion Bayley to the show, for an in person interview!Last week it was Enzo Amore and Big Cass from NXT, this week it’s NXT Women’s Champion BAYLEY!!COMING SOON: FINN BALOR!!!!!!Kevin Gill Show Episode 78Bayley from NXTwww.KevinGillShow.Com https://soundcloud.com/kevin-gill-show/kevin-gill-show-episode-78 NXT Women’s Champion sits down with KG in person at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento for an interview where she talks about being inspired by Lita and Macho Man, indie roots at Big Time Wrestling, William Regal, Positive Mental Attitude, Drake Younger, what makes NXT special, who to keep an eye on at NXT and much more! Plus flashbacks from Ron Funches from NBC’s Undateable talking NXT and Lars Frederiksen from Rancid and Old Firm Casuals talking wrestling memories!Bayley on:Inspiration: “I always say Macho Man because he was the first person that I saw in wrestling that really hooked me. The way he moved, the way he looked, the way he dressed. Everything about him. And as I started watching Lita was a big inspiration to me. She kind of showed me I could just stay who I am to be who I want to be.”The best advice Bayley got from Mr William Regal – “He’s helped me a lot on facial expressions, promos, and stuff like that. He’s very detailed with the way somebody moves even in the ring or just little details you never really think of. Just for me it was facials and promos because that was my hardest task to overcome.”On keeping a Positive Mental Attitude – “It’s kind of hard to not be in a good mood because NXT keeps growing and growing… I’m in these great matches and have the opportunity to main event shows. I see new people come in and learning and that really makes me happy too. Meeting new people and trying to help people. It’s kind of like an all-around family, positive thing.”What makes NXT special – “In NXT everyone wants to get to the main roster, but everybody is working together for that goal… We spend every single day together so we’re really like a family getting to live our dreams together.”From 13 fans to 14,000 – “When I first got here I was in FCW and we were doing shows in front of 13 people…. We just had a show in Brooklyn in front of over 13,000 people. To be a part of the growth and to see every little step and see how many people have gotten up to the main roster and much potential is still here. The future is going to be crazy.”“Never Give Up On Yourself” -BayleyCheck out NXT every Wednesday night on WWE Network, and on demand anytime!!!As always, every episode of the Kevin Gill Show is recorded IN PERSON for maximum listener experience and sound quality.The Kevin Gill Show is available to Play, Stream, or Download to any computer or device instantly from www.KevinGillShow.ComAlso available for free download or free subscription through iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud!Kevin Gill Show on iTunes; https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-gill-show/id788371911?mt=2 Kevin Gill Show On Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/kevin-gill-show Kevin Gill Show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/kevin-gill-show Kevin Gill Show on Tune In http://tunein.com/radio/Kevin-Gill-Show-p731249/ The Kevin Gill Show is 100% independent, self produced and funded weekly interview/conversation series with icons of wrestling and music. Past guests on The Kevin Gill Show have included pro wrestling superstars Mick Foley, Sean Waltman, Scott Hall, Rikishi, Kevin Owens, Matt Hardy, Jerry Lawler, Ron Funches, Scott D’Amore, Colt Cabana, Shane Helms, Chris Hero, Matt Striker, Daniels and Kazarian, Doc Gallows, Greg Valentine, Brian Kendrick, Rocky Romero, Rhino, Vampiro, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Zach Gowen; and musicians including Violent J (ICP), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), Andrew WK, Sonny Sandoval (POD), Agnostic Front, Craig Ahead (Sick Of It All), John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Toby Morse (H20) and multiple Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) winning musician Madchild. All interviews are recorded in person.About Kevin Gill:Kevin Gill’s performances alongside diverse commentary partners including Mick Foley, Matt Striker, MVP, Shaggy 2 Dope, Lars Frederiksen, and Violent J has gotten him a lot of attention in the wrestling world, and beyond. as he has has lent his voice to games like Saints Row and Backyard Wrestling, and has appeared as a cast member on FUSE TV’s Insane Clown Posse Theater, on the 2015 King Of Indies tournament broadcast, as well as in several films and albums.(Sound Cloud Link is easiest to share/link/embed)https://soundcloud.com/kevin-gill-show/kevin-gill-show-episode-78 Twitter:@OGKevinGill@KevinGillShowFacebook.com/KevinGillShowRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 30.60%0:04Remaining Time -0:45 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next Smackdown Women’s Championship match added to Clash of Champions on September 15 Jerry Lawlerlast_img read more

Official Real Sociedad sign Theo Hernandez on loan from Madrid

first_imgReal Sociedad have confirmed the signing of Theo Hernandez on a season-long loan deal from Real MadridThe Spanish left-back has fallen completely out of the favour at Los Blancos following Julen Loptegui’s appointment as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement and sought a move away this summer in order to ensure that he will be able to rediscover his best form with regular football.Hernandez had only joined Real last year from city rivals Atletico Madrid after impressing them during his loan stint with Alaves.The 20-year-old has now passed his medical examination at the Basque city, which took place earlier this morning, with Sociedad confirming the news that he will be with them until June 2019.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad have agreed to the transfer of Theo Hernandez for the next season, until June 30, 2019,” read a statement.An official presentation will take place later in the forthcoming week.Hernandez made just 23 appearances in all competitions for Real last season.last_img read more

British Film Institute awards 1 pay increase

first_imgThe British Film Institute (BFI) is to give staff a 1% consolidated pay increase, effective from May 2018.The one-year cost of living award, which was negotiated with trade unions Bectu and Unite, includes back pay to 1 April 2017.BFI and the trade unions are currently negotiating to agree a new pay and grading structure. While negotiations are underway, transitional arrangements include maintaining incremental pay increases and continuing to appoint internal promotions under current pay rules.The negotiations regard a proposed pay and grading scheme that was rejected by Bectu and Unite members in December 2017. This sought to move from using incremental progressions to set grade salaries.Helen Ryan, assistant national secretary at Bectu, said: “The pay increase for 2017-2018 is in line with the current pay structures and means staff are in the strongest position possible as negotiations continue on the grading review.“The unions are fully committed to trying to agree a new pay scheme within the government’s pay guidance by 30 June 2018. Any such negotiated new proposal would need to be voted upon by members through a consultative ballot.”last_img read more

Police safe with 10000 inside stolen from Burger King

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Employees from a Burger King in Miami arrived to work, Monday morning, to find a safe with thousands of dollars inside stolen.According to Miami Police, an employee arrived at the Burger King, located near 42nd Avenue and Flagler Street, and found the rear door open. The employee then called 911, and once police arrived, it was determined that a safe with $10,000 inside was stolen.A BOLO has been issued for a white man driving a black Nissan Altima that, police said, fled the scene going northbound from the fast food restaurant.Police said the man was wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and red shoes.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Permanent Fund Corporation to study ethical and sustainable investing

first_imgFixed Income Portfolio Manager Maria (Masha) Skuratovskaya studies her screens at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., March 14, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has about $5 billion invested in fossil fuels. That includes stock in companies like Halliburton, Exxon, BP and Tesoro.Listen nowA coalition of groups, including the Alaska Climate Action Network and Oasis Earth, wants that to change. On Dec. 11, during a Board of Trustees meeting in Anchorage, they petitioned the Permanent Fund’s board to drop all its fossil fuel holdings.Rick Steiner, of Oasis Earth, has been pressuring the Corporation and the state for 25 years to drop those investments.And for the first time, the Corporation’s Board of Trustees has requested a meeting to talk about the sustainability and ethical impacts of its investments.“I was elated. I mean, in a way it took me a minute to really process that,” Steiner said.Steiner said he hopes it’s the first step toward a screening process for investments that could cause social or environmental harm.Steiner has also requested that the Permanent Fund Corporation provide a history of the performance of its fossil fuels holdings. He said that data would likely show that they are not profitable anymore.“Socially responsible investing has proven itself to be more lucrative, more popular. And some of these other negative investments — such as fossil fuels, nuclear weapons, corrupt company activities throughout the world — which the Alaska fund is still invested in — they’re a drain on a total portfolio, not an asset,” Steiner said.The Permanent Fund Corporation responded to him on Friday, saying it couldn’t track that performance data. No one at the Permanent Fund, or its board, was available to talk about the petition. But, the Corporation sent a written statement saying that it was too soon to know the framework for its socially responsible investment session.last_img read more

Vedanta and Cairn India to Merge in a Deal Worth 23 Billion

first_imgIndian mining and energy group Vedanta Ltd made a $2.3 billion offer on Sunday to buy out minority shareholders in cash-rich oil unit Cairn India, a deal that helps parent Vedanta Resources Plc repay hefty debts.Shareholders in Cairn India, India’s top private sector oil producer, will get one share in Vedanta Ltd for every share held, the companies said in a joint statement on Sunday.The shareholders will also get one redeemable preference share in Vedanta Ltd with a face value of 10 rupees, making the deal worth roughly $2.3 billion. That implies a premium of 7.3 percent to Cairn’s Friday close and a ratio of 1.04 for 1, marginally better than expectations of a simple 1 for 1 swap.Vedanta began simplifying its complex structure with a 2012 overhaul, but further moves to clean up the group and buy out minorities in its cash generating units have long been awaited by the market. Cairn India has a roughly $2.6 billion cash pile.The deal, expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, is the first major structural change under Vedanta Ltd Chief Executive Tom Albanese, the former Rio Tinto boss appointed last year. He said the deal moved Vedanta closer to its goal of being a major diversified player.Though long-expected, the timing of the Cairn buyout is likely to have been triggered by a sharp drop in Cairn India’s stock as oil prices fell, making for a favourable merger ratio for Vedanta. Cairn India shares have dropped over 50 percent over the past year.MORE TO COMEVedanta Resource Plc, controlled by one-time scrap metal dealer Anil Agarwal, currently holds a majority interest in Mumbai-listed operating unit Vedanta Ltd, which in turn holds a 59.88 percent stake in Cairn India.But Vedanta Ltd also holds other assets, including about 65 percent in Hindustan Zinc, whose minorities are likely to be the next target of the group’s clean-up effort, and aluminium producer BALCO, in which it has a 51 percent stake.Both companies count the Indian government as minority shareholders, limiting Vedanta’s ability to move.”We would look forward to participate in what would likely be an auction at that point in time,” Albanese said on Sunday.Cairn, which in March said it would cut spending by about 60 percent for the fiscal year starting April 1, said those plans, closely watched by India’s government, would be unchanged.Vedanta is also currently contesting a $3.3 billion tax claim from the tax authorities in relation to Cairn India’s 2007 listing. That liability and a $1.2 billion inter-company loan advanced by Cairn India to its parent last year were factored into the deal, Vedanta Chief Financial Officer DD Jalan said.The deal will now have to be approved by regulators but also, under new rules in India, by a majority of the companies’ minority shareholders. Cairn’s largest minority holder is former owner Cairn Energy Plc, which has been looking to sell.Cairn Energy said on Sunday it would assess the proposal.Lazard & Co advised Vedanta Ltd, while JP Morgan Cazenove and Morgan Stanley were joint advisers to Vedanta Plc.last_img read more

LT expects defence orders worth Rs 50000 crore in 3 years

first_imgEngineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro is expecting to bag defence contracts worth Rs. 21,000 crore for the financial year 2016-17. The company also hopes the order amount to grow to Rs. 50,000 crore by 2019.The company, which also has businesses in the finance and information technology sectors, is expecting orders in four areas of defence: guns and armoured vehicles, submarines, communications and ships, Mint reports.”We are chasing a market of over Rs. 80,000 crore, and we are hopeful that we will secure at least Rs. 50,000 crore worth of orders,” Jayant Patil, senior VP and head of Defence and Aerospace, said in an interview to CNBC-TV18.In terms of revenue inflows for the company, Patil said: “This year we expect some sizeable orders, at least crossing $3 billion, we should be booking in the year that begins April 1. So, the next financial year, we see at least close to Rs. 20,000-21,000 crore coming in. That should actually get us sizeable revenues.”Patil also said the BJP government had cleared defence orders worth Rs. 2.4 lakh crore in the last two years.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hiked the country’s defence budget to Rs. 2.58 lakh crore for the 2016-17 fiscal. The defence budget represented a total of 17.2 percent of the total central government’s expenditure.India has become the world’s fourth-largest spender on defence, following a 13.1 percent increase in its 2016-17 defence budget, according to a report by IHS Inc, a leading global source of information and insight. India has climbed from the sixth position last year.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Black and Gold Ball

first_imgThe Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Inc. is very excited and proud to present its 24th and final Annual Scholarships, Awards Black & Gold Formal Ball on October 25, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore Maryland. The ticket donations for this event are $65.00 per person, which includes cash bar, open dinner buffet and live entertainment. The organization’s primary goal is to provide financial aid to elementary, junior and senior high students who wish to enroll in a music education program. The scholarship is awarded in three categories: Instruments, Supplemental and Full Scholarships to gifted & talented students between the ages of 5 to 17 years old, who can sing or play an instrument. For more information contact Rosa Pryor-Trusty, longtime AFRO columnist, at  410-833-9474 or Marsha Ann Turner at 443-527-6402.last_img read more

The Brutal Case of the Papin Sisters The Senseless Crime that Shocked

first_imgTwo sisters, by the names of Christine and Léa Papin, carried out a gruesome murder on the eve of February 2, 1933. On that cold winter day, the siblings killed a mother and daughter. The victims were unrecognizable: defaced, with their eyes ripped from the sockets, their bodies horrifically mutilated. The victims belonged to an affluent family from Le Mans in France, the same family that had hired Christine and Léa as full-time housemaids.Christine and Léa Papin were raised in the countryside around the city of Le Mans — the city famous for hosting one of the world’s earliest-known sports car races.Léa and Christine Papin (left to right)Christine and Léa were born in 1905 and 1911 respectively. They also had an older sister, Emilia, who had consigned herself to a nunnery after years of alleged sexual abuse by their alcoholic father. That is only one of a series of volatile episodes which haunted Christine and Léa in their broken family home.As soon as they were old enough, the two siblings sought for a place where they could work together as housemaids. They were employed in 1926 by Monsieur René Lancelin, a retiree who lived in Le Mans along with his spouse, Madame Léonie Lancelin, and one of their two daughters, Geneviève Lancelin.Léa PapinThe Lancelins owned a nice house and the sisters were supposedly well provided with food, decent accommodation and reasonable payment for those years. The sisters were praised for their hard work and dedication to keep the Lancelin residence all in order.However, Christine and Léa Papin displayed some odd behavior: they tended to be quiet and reclusive, focused only on one another. It was alleged later on that they were sexually involved with each other.Christine PapinThe sisters rarely spoke a word to René during their seven-year-long tenancy at 6 Rue Bruyère. It was usually Léonie, who was obsessed with the place being kept perfectly clean, that gave the assignments.On that wet winter day in February 1933, Léonie and Geneviève arrived home at around 5:30 pm to find the house in darkness.It transpired that an iron had tripped the fusebox; the same iron that had just come back from the repair shop for a similar incident while Christine was ironing. But the repairman couldn’t find anything wrong with the appliance and the costs for it fell on Christine and Léa.Diagram of scene of crime, 6 Rue Bruyère.A nasty fight ensued which resulted in the unimaginable.The incident with the iron had apparently disturbed Madame Léonie quite a lot, one of the Papin sisters later testified. The mistress became exceptionally angry, and the situation escalated until Christine hit her on the head with a heavy pitcher.Geneviève stepped in to try and protect her mother by hitting Christine…who responded by attacking Geneviève’s eyes. The elder sister then instructed the younger one to tear Léonie’s eyes out. Surprisingly, Léa did exactly as her sister wished, removing the Madame’s eyes with her bare hands. In the meantime, Christine ran to fetch various tools from the kitchen, including a hammer and a kitchen knife..Diagram showing the scene immediately before the murders by the Papin sistersThe frenzied servants continued to mutilate the bodies of their employers for an estimated 30 minutes. Even when the bodies of Léonie and Geneviève laid lifeless on the floor, the siblings continued to beat and butcher the women. There was blood and gore all over the place.When the ghoulish act was done, the Papin sisters cleaned themselves, but they did not run away from the house as everyone might expect. In fact, they locked and barred all the doors, and retreated at their quarters in the attic.Female agents during WW2Hours later, René Lancelin broke into his own home accompanied by the police. To his horror, he found his wife and daughter in a pool of blood. The sisters were safe and sound and naked together in their bedroom. They would instantly confess to the inexplicable double murder, showing no remorse.Funeral for the Papin sisters’ victims.At the court hearing, the sisters failed to provide any coherent explanation as to why they had committed such a cold-blooded act of butchery. Multiple times they were checked by medical experts, but at first, no signs of any mental illness were traced.Eventually, as the case progressed, experts ruled that the siblings had succumbed to a condition known as Folie à deux (“Madness of Two”), which is a shared psychosis. Such a condition presents as a variety of symptoms like paranoia, hearing voices, inventing fictitious threats that somehow require self-defense, and even unusual sexual behavior.The sisters during their 1933 trial.The anger expressed by Madame Lancelin was probably enough to trigger the darker side of the psychosis. It also turned out that Christine dominated the relationship, and that Léa’s personality was controlled by her sister. Christine was initially given a death penalty, but this was reduced to life imprisonment. Léa Papin received a hard labor sentence of ten years as a companion to the crime.Christine’s mental state deteriorated rapidly after the trial. While imprisoned, she ended up in a straitjacket to stop her from self-harming. Separated from her sister, she experienced scary and horrible hallucinations, refused to eat, and eventually died in an asylum four years later, in the spring of 1937.Papin sisters at trial.Léa Papin was released after serving eight out of the ten years. She retreated into oblivion, adopting a new identity and reaching longevity, passing away in the summer of 2001.The Papin Affair was never forgotten. In fact, it has been equally analysed by writers, painters, film directors, and philosophers. Jean Genet’s play from 1947, titled The Maids was among the early instances where the Papin case influenced a work of literature.Christine Papin being transferred to the asylum at Rennes, where she later diedSimone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre suggested that the Papin Affair was a case of class struggle. That their crime mirrored a system in which figures such as servants lived in terrible conditions as opposed to their high-class employers, who enjoyed plenty of everything.Read another story from us: LSD Cult for Children: The Rise and Fall of “The Family”The case further helped psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to develop his theses and theories on the human mind.Through books, paintings, theater plays, and films, the Papin Affair, indeed, will never be forgotten as one of the most gruesome homicides in 20th-century France. Stefan A. is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to The Vintage News. He is a graduate in Literature. He also runs the blog This City Knows.last_img read more

DEAL Apple iPhone X Available for 989 After Tax Limited Time Offer

first_imgThe iPhone X is available for a price of $989. What’s the deal here? You don’t have to pay tax on top of that price at all!For a Limited Time Only You can Get the 64GB iPhone X for $989 and No TaxThough many people have decided at this point whether or not they want the iPhone X, but some are still about to make a purchase decision. If you’re one of the few still pondering on the purchase decision and are refraining to buy the smartphone due to its price then today’s deal might enlighten you a little. See, for a limited time only, you can get the 64GB iPhone X for a price of just $989, and there’s no tax added on top of that at all. This means that you are well within the $999 price boundary and can use the saved money on something else such as accessories or cases.The iPhone X is a powerful smartphone which is loaded with a bunch of great features. It has an edge-to-edge Retina display that’s OLED. A solid set of dual-cameras are available at the back which are both optically stabilized and can shoot portrait photos while blurring the background. That’s not all though, the front facing camera can take portrait shots too which means that your selfies will truly stand out from the crowd. Things are topped off with Face ID, wireless charging support as well as a speedy processor under the hood.Head over to the link below to avail this limited time deal.Buy Apple iPhone X for $989 [eBay link] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more