Younis questions Indian teams sportsmanship after England loss

first_imgLondon: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis questioned the Indian cricket team’s “sportsmanship” after the two-time champions’ first defeat of the ongoing World Cup to England left Pakistan’s chances of making the semifinals hanging in balance. Pakistan were banking on neighbours and arch-rivals India, who have enjoyed an unbeaten run in the tournament, to get the better of England. The favourable result would have increased the chances of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men to make the semifinals. However, chasing 338 on Sunday, India could manage 306/5 in their full quota of 50 overs for their maiden defeat of the tournament to England. Taking to Twitter, the commentator and former coach of Pakistan cricket team said: “It’s not who you are.. What you do in life defines who you are.. Me not bothered if Pakistan gets to the semis or not but one thing is for sure.. Sportsmanship of few Champions got tested and they failed badly.” Earlier, former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali and Sikander Bakht had alleged that India might lose to England on purpose to oust Pakistan from the tournament. England have 10 points, one more than Pakistan, and are back in the top four. They next play New Zealand in their last group game on Wednesday while the 1992 winners take on Bangladesh in their final group stage match.last_img read more

Court sentences man to life imprisonment for raping minor girl

first_imgAizawl: A special court in Mizoram’s Champhai district has sentenced a 51-year-old man to rigorous life imprisonment for raping a minor girl. The Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act special judge R Vanlalena on Friday sentenced Vanlalvena to life imprisonment for raping a four-and-half- year old girl in 2017. According to prosecution, Vanlalvena was arrested in February 2017 for attempting to molest a six-year-old girl in Champhai town and was released on bail on health ground. He raped the four-and-half-year-old girl while on bail and was arrested.last_img read more

Calgary ranked 6th best place to live for young people

first_imgA new reports slots Calgary in the middle of the pack as far as being a great place for young people to live in Canada. An organization called YouthfulCities ranked Cowtown sixth out of 13 large cities across the country, pulling its data from Statistics Canada. It ranked each city on areas of live, work, play. Calgary scored well in affordability, diversity, and having a strong film industry. It didn’t do so well in education, public spaces, and financial services. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal led the pack in overall scores.last_img read more

Amal Clooney To Headline Watermark Conference For Women

first_imgThe Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley announced today that international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will be a keynote speaker at the Conference on Feb. 23, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center.With more than 6500 attendees, the Conference is the largest event of its kind on the West Coast. Additional keynote speakers will be announced in coming weeks.Clooney practices at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School. Her clients have ranged from political prisoners and ousted heads of state to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States.The Oxford-educated lawyer is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including senior adviser to the UN Envoy on Syria. While in The Hague she worked on the genocide trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, among other cases. She is currently counsel to Nadia Murad and other Yazidi women who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, working to secure accountability for the genocide committed by ISIS in national and international courts.Amal Clooney is on the UK government’s list of experts on international law and on the government’s panel to prevent sexual violence in conflict. She has also been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and she serves on the Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights. In 2016, she co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice.“We are proud to feature Amal Clooney, a woman of strength, courage and compassion,” said Marlene Williamson, CEO of Watermark. “Hearing from Clooney and 100+ additional leaders will encourage our attendees to widen their horizons and inspire them to make our communities a better place for all.”Named one of the “Top 100” events in the San Francisco Bay Area by BizBash for its “buzz, innovation, and prominence,” the Watermark Conference for Women offers an unmatched breadth and depth of speakers in fields including new approaches to leadership, gender equity and inclusion, business management, digital strategy, and personal and professional growth.The 100+ speakers at the Watermark Conference include: Nely Galán, self-made media mogul and former president of Telemundo; Shireen Santosham, chief innovation officer for the city of San Jose; Dr. Vivienne Ming, neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur; Amy Trask, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders and football analyst for CBS Sports Network and Becky Margiotta, managing director of the Billions Institute and recipient of the White House Champion of Change award.The Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley is generously underwritten by co-chair partner Gilead Sciences along with the following sponsors: Johnson & Johnson; Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Amgen; Boston Scientific Corporation; Cisco; Dell; Erin Condren; Harvard Business School; Kate Spade & Company; Lending Club; Mastercard; Medallia; Mercer; Merck; Oath; Oracle; Riverbed; Salesforce; State Farm; State Street Corporation; United Airlines; VMware; and media sponsors KFOG 104.5 San Francisco; KGO 810; KSFO 560; and NBC Bay Area.“Watermark’s speakers are groundbreakers who are transforming our workplaces and our society as a whole, helping achieve equity in many different settings,” said Amy Flood, Vice President Public Affairs, of co-chair sponsor Gilead Sciences. “Gilead is honored once again to spotlight the full range of women’s achievements and expertise.”Registration is now open for the conference. To register or learn more about the event, click here.last_img read more

TIFF volunteers get thanks perks and the odd celebrity kiss

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement “Warren Beatty came up and kissed me on the cheek,” Hapak, now a retired LCBO communications manager, recalled. “It was so unexpected.”The peck, meant as a thank you for her help, is among the dozens of memories she has from her ongoing, 35-year reign as TIFF’s longest-serving volunteer. She’s trailed by Vera Pordage, a 20-year veteran of the festival’s volunteer program. Between the two women, they have held plenty of doors, seated a dizzying number of guests, scanned astronomical numbers of tickets and climbed an exhausting number of stairs at Scotiabank Theatre when escalators were down. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The night of Linda Hapak’s first celebrity smooch, the streets bordering the now-defunct University Theatre were buzzing with autograph seekers and paparazzi kept at bay by police.Actress Diane Keaton had flown in, The Godfather script doctor Robert Towne was on hand and Jack Nicholson was quietly plotting to heckle his fellow stars from the audience for comic effect that night — but all eyes were on Warren Beatty. The actor, still riding the wave of fame he’d found with Bonnie and Clyde, Heaven Can Wait and Reds, was being fêted in what would become the Toronto International Film Festival’s final tribute night spotlighting the accomplishments of a film star.Hapak had spent that September 1984 evening seating guests and working with sponsors but, as it wound to a close, she was in for a surprise.center_img Facebook Advertisement With 55 years of volunteering combined, Toronto International Film Festival volunteers Linda Hapak (left) and Vera Pordage (right) are said to be TIFF’s longest serving volunteers. (COLE BURSTON / FOR TORONTO STAR) Login/Register With:last_img read more

UNESCO chief condemns murder of freelance journalist in Indonesia

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the murder of a freelance journalist named Herliyanto, who had been reporting on local corruption when he was found stabbed to death in Takoran, Indonesia.“This heinous crime must not go unpunished,” Koïchiro Matsuura declared. “I condemn the brutal murder of Herliyanto.”Stressing that violence against journalists represents an attack not just on individuals but on society as a whole, Mr. Matsuura noted that freedom of expression is recognized as a basic right by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “I trust that the Indonesian authorities will spare no efforts in finding the culprits and bringing them to trial,” said the chief of the Paris-based agency.The 40-year old Herliyanto wrote for several publications, including the Delta Pos Tabloid of Sidoarjo and the Visual Tabloid of Jakarta, according to UNESCO. His body was found on 29 April in a forest near the village of Takoran. An autopsy revealed numerous stab wounds. Police ruled out theft as a motive for the crime since the journalist’s personal effects, including his motorcycle, were not stolen. His camera and notebook, however, were reported missing.According to the Alliance of Independent Journalists, Herliyanto in recent articles reported complaints against the head of the village of Tulupari for manipulating a subsidized rice rationing programme. He had also written about fresh water trafficking in another village. Herliyanto was working on other articles about alleged abuses by local authorities when he was killed.Press freedom and freedom of expression are main planks in the mandate of UNESCO, and Mr. Matsuura has issued frequent condemnations of the murder of journalists around the world in recent years. read more

Calls for inquiry over financial abuse of vulnerable care home residents as

first_imgCare home managers reported almost 13,000 concerns that vulnerable residents were experiencing financial abuse in the past four years, new figures show.The data, collected from an FOI request to the Care Quality Commission, have prompted experts to call for a Government inquiry into the scale of the issue. The statistics show that there were 12,968 investigations of potential financial abuse by the CQC between 2013 and June last year.Care homes have a duty to report concerns about their residents to the regulator, which then investigates the allegation. The data shows that the majority of alleged victims were over 65, with 85 and over the most common age group.  In 2016, the most recent year with complete data, 848 victims were over 85, of a total of 2,826. Older victims are significantly more likely to be female, with 617 women and 188 men in this age group flagged as potential victims.Experts say this is partly because women tend to live longer, meaning there are more women than men among the oldest age groups. Divorced and separated women are also thought to be at a more significant risk of abuse.Financial abuse involves someone persuading a vulnerable person to hand over money, pressuring them to sign over property or other assets, or using cheques, credit or debit cards without their permission.In some cases family members who have a lasting power of attorney agreement can take advantage of it to appropriate valuable possessions or money as “gifts”. Ann Stanyer, of law firm Wedlake Bell, who made the FOI requests, said the data showed there was a “very real problem identified in the care home sector”. She added: “It is unclear from the FOI results as to where the problem lies – whether the abuse is real, whether it is based on suspicions of the care home residents, whether it is perpetrated by care home staff or care home visitors.”In 2016, of those which did specify an abuser, 503 were employed by the care home, and 458 were relatives of the victim. However, 1,310 of the 2,826 did not describe the suspected abuser. Experts called for a Parliamentary inquiry into the issue to establish the true extent of the problem and how it can be tackled, similar to the one currently in progress in Western Australia. In October the US Congress passed a law implementing better training for investigators, prevention programmes and collection of data.Ms Stanyer said: “This is an issue which should be high up on the Government’s agenda, like in Western Australia and the US, and a positive step in this direction would be to commission a report and appoint a minister for the elderly who can lead on and create new policies in this area.”Practitioners have serious concerns that the increased digitisation of creation of LPAs will empower abusers without any reciprocal drive to put statutory safeguards in place.”Stephen McCarthy, England director at charity Action on Elder Abuse, said the figures were the “tip of the iceberg” and the organisation supported calls for an investigation. He said: “It would also be good to know just how many of these alleged offences in care homes have led to criminal charges or even police investigation of the perpetrator. “As the current furore around safeguarding at Oxfam shows us, society does not consider it acceptable for criminal actions to result in merely the loss of a job. “There has to be the genuine deterrence that only criminal prosecutions can provide.”A Government spokesman said: “Abuse of people in care is completely unacceptable in any form and we expect all care homes to protect residents from financial exploitation.”We have introduced tougher inspections of care services and made sure that the police, councils and the NHS are working together to help protect vulnerable adults.“We are determined to tackle fraud and that is why the Government created the Joint Fraud Taskforce, which brings together government, the banks and law enforcement to develop a collective response to it. “Working collaboratively in this way builds on the good work already being done to tackle complex fraud issues.” This is an issue which should be high up on the Government’s agendaAnn Stanyer, lawyercenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Hands And Politics On Far Cry 5 Sure is a Video Game

first_imgStay on target Out of all of Ubisoft’s relatively interchangeable open-world franchises, I’ve always found Far Cry to be the one with the most merit. Maybe it’s the residual Crytek influence. Maybe it’s the first-person perspective. Maybe it’s the fact that since the series isn’t pumped out annually like Assassin’s Creed (until Origins) each entry feels like a bigger leap forward. Or maybe it’s because of the franchise’s spicier take on contemporary politics, prehistoric Far Cry Primal notwithstanding.It’s that last aspect, the politics, that have so far made next month’s Far Cry 5 seem so… fascinating. After four games set in exotic yet dangerous parts of the globe, Far Cry 5 turns its attention to a more domestic threat: a fictional Montana county that’s been turned into its own third-world hellscape by a rustic death cult. In this year especially, that’s a premise piping hot with potential insight, and controversy, too. Unfortunately, my hands-on session with the game left me skeptical of its political bravery, even if it is a fun video game.But we might as well start with what works. After a brief scripted sequence that leaves you stranded in cult territory, you’re free to explore the gorgeous open-world Northwest before you. The terrain is covered in mountains, valleys, forests, and bodies of water that provide a convincing naturalistic wrapper for typical Ubisoft content chunks.And even those chunks aren’t so typical this time. There’s only one tower to climb, and the game makes a joke about it. I solved a clever environmental puzzle to access a doomsday prepper weapons cache by swimming beneath an abandoned shack and emerging from the broken floor. There are hunting and fishing minigames as distractions, but when a dangerous militia is on the rise, I was more selflessly concerned with getting myself prepared for the fight.Progress is measured by a hashtag Resistance meter that tracks how much power you drain from the cult by liberating prisoners, taking over outposts, and completing story missions. A more immediately tangible sign of your growing influence is the ability to take partners into battle with you and assign them perks, kind of like assassin recruits. Whether it’s a grateful survivor, bumbling story character like franchise mainstay Hurk, a bear, or a fellow real-life human in co-op, the extra gun for hire is obviously useful while ziplining into cult camps or shooting down helicopters while flying in your own helicopter.All of the pieces are in place for the best Far Cry yet from a sandbox mayhem perspective. But that’s not the only valid perspective from which you can (and should) view this game. Far Cry 5 is literally a 2018 game about a heavily armed rural American death cult violently seizing startling amounts of power using religious rhetoric. And the fact no one, at least so far, acknowledges just how inherently political this is as baffling as it is disappointing.This is worth mentioning because the effort to depoliticize the game, and avoiding to risk alienating the (likely conservative) customers who’d feel targeted, actively hurts the experience. It makes everything hollow in a way that saps the power from such a well-researched, “realistic” depiction of cults in America.You play as a cop no matter what but can choose your gender and skin color (and whether or not to wear gloves with skeleton fingers on them). But no one ever reacts any differently to your identity. The cult is driven by a fervent belief in an upcoming apocalypse, as well as fanatical worship of Father Joseph Seed, but its equal opportunity hostility towards outsiders is pretty progressive relatively speaking. People of color even appear as unnamed cult members to shoot down. And for a 2018 religious Montana armed death cult, welcoming Black members seems even more fantastical than regenerating health or MacGyver-leveling crafting prowess.It doesn’t help that the scary, deadly serious, The Hills Have Eyes tone frequently clashes with the game’s goofier, yet also incoherently politically charged, elements. One quest-giver complains about “Obama-loving libtards” while his well-meaning son apologizes for assuming your gender. The same son, tagging along as an optional gun for hire, then talks about feeling a breeze between his taint while a story character recounts in horrific detail how one cultist fed starving kidnapped children their own parent’s severed toes.Far Cry 5’s political failings are emblematic of modern AAA gaming’s general desperate desire to be stretched thin into all things at once to all people. An open-world shooter with a serious story about hot-button political issues but also tons of silly good fun with side content and co-op and oh please don’t sell this game back. There’s already a season pass planned with expansions about fighting zombies, Martians, and the Viet Cong.One surreal section challenges you to obediently, efficiently slaughter as many enemies as possible while in drugged-out bliss for what feels like Spec Ops: The Line-esque critical self-commentary of the military gaming industrial complex and player complicity. But again it feels hollow when coupled with the game’s reflexive fetishism of guns themselves as well as the “good” Montana militias that aid you against the “bad” cult that frankly both spring from the exact same unacknowledged and destructive toxic patriarchal American gun culture. Whoops.I tried to express these concerns during an interview with the developers. But the responses I heard, while made in good faith, just furthered my disappointment. No specific reference point was ever mentioned, not even specific groups researched by the cult consultant. My student film has more direct references to Jim Jones. The team talked about vague feelings of “bad stuff happening soon” they felt about three years ago, but those bad feelings never got a name, even though I can think of a few bloated orange ones.Instead of any kind of specific commentary, the game was described as a “choose your own adventure” that could’ve been made at any point in time. Childhood Cold War fears were cited as an influence for this game, again a game that’s about a religious rural Montana death cult. Imagine if something like Wolfenstein II approached its political narrative of Nazi-controlled America with this same level of, and I’m sorry to say this, cowardice. It honestly makes the previous, thematically similar Far Cry games seems more suspect in retrospect, or maybe that’s just my American privilege finally catching up with me. Intentional or not, Far Cry 5 is absolutely a game about the danger of unchecked American right wing extremism, the same poisonous conservatism currently in charge of the country while worming deeper into gamer culture as well, and the developers need to own it.I don’t want to sound too mean, because even walking this close to saying something politically relevant in a AAA game is risky and laudable. The creators behind Far Cry 5 are certainly talented and were kind enough to politely answer my somewhat antagonistic questions. And even though the game goes out of its way to avoid slighting any specific real-world groups or take any “side,” right wing losers still got upset about “white genocide” or whatever, so kudos to the game for causing that.But even if I’m being charitable, the best I can say about the opening hours of Far Cry 5 I experienced is that it feels like an exploitative Law and Order “ripped from the headlines” type narrative that wants to take the provocative, timely, fascinating parts of a lurid fringe issue like rural religious cults in America without doing the extra hard and dangerous important work of actually saying anything of substance. In a pure schlock fantasy like the Southern Bayou nightmare of Resident Evil 7 that can be an entertaining trashy tactic. But it feels irresponsible in something as almost real as Far Cry 5.Far Cry 5 launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on March 27. At least it’ll probably be a fun video game.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Biggest Trailers From the 2018 Game AwardsUbisoft Confirms New Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and The Crew, For Some… last_img read more

WWE spoiling tonight’s 11/10 RAW from Liverpool online

first_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Pinterest WWE has begun posting photos on and on their Twitter page, spoiling what is set to take place on tonight’s 11/10 episode of RAW from Liverpool, England. For those that do not want to be spoiled of what is to take place on the show, it would be best to avoid and WWE’s Twitter page for the next few hours.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:25 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 listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WhatsApp Velvet Sky SPOILERS: 7/20 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Networklast_img read more

Amazons huge refurb sale has some sweet deals

first_img Amazon Fire HD 8 Now playing: Watch this: Smart Home Tablets Smart Speakers & Displays CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags Amazon Review • Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Affordable media consumption for Prime members Share your voice 0:55 8 What Amazon’s one-day shipping means for you The Cheapskate The refurbished Ring is on sale for just $60 — less if you have Prime! Tyler Lizenby/CNET You don’t have to wait until Prime Day to score great deals on Amazon-branded gear, as evidenced by the company’s big sale on certified-refurbished devices.Read more: Amazon Prime Day 2019 start date leaked!  It’s even better for Prime subscribers, who get an extra 10% off at checkout.See it at AmazonFor example, the original Ring Video Doorbell is just $59.99, an all-time low for that product. And if you have Prime, you’ll get out the door for $54.(Interesting related news: Amazon is working with local police departments to help build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells.)I’m also liking the refurbished second-gen Amazon Echo smart speaker for $59.99 — or, again, $53.99 for Prime members. It normally sells for $99.99 new (though it’s currently on sale for $79.99, just for comparison’s sake).One more recommendation: the refurbished second-gen Echo Show for $149.99 — $134.99 for Prime members. This new model has never been priced below $180.All of Amazon’s certified-refurbished products are fully tested to look and operate just like new, and they come with the same warranties as their new counterparts. Therefore, there’s really no downside to going the refurb route — though you’re likely to end up with generic brown-box (as opposed to retail) packaging, something to consider you’re buying an item to give as a gift. Commentslast_img read more

Pepco STEM Club

first_imgContest winners included (left to right) Amaris Smith, Zakkiya Young (with plaque), Seaairra Lindsay (center) and Trinity Copeland. Adults behind children (left to right): Pepco Executive Vice President Dave Velazquez, Lemond Brown of Boys and Girls Clubs, Damone Jones of Discovery Education, Pepco Holdings, Inc. Vice President Debbi Jarvis and Pandit Wright President, CEO Boys and girls Clubs Greater Washington.Pepco, Discovery Education and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) kicked off the Pepco STEM Club Contest Event Jan. 23at The ARC Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, located at 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E. The club exposes and prepares middle school students (grades 5- 8) for career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.last_img read more

AFROS Mothers Day Tribute – Washington DC

first_imgLeonardo Johnson, “Leo the Hero”, local hero who prevented a mass shooting in Chinatown D.C. in 2012Virginia Johnson“My mom is the strongest person I know. Although life has dealt some extremely hard blows, she has an infections fighting spirit that is both admirable and inspiring.” Ja-Zette Marshburn, Archivist, National Museum of African American History and CultureJo-Ann Marshburn Wilson““I was recently confronted with the realization that I cannot imagine life without you. A coworker lost her mother suddenly and came to work the next week! I immediately said to myself merely breathing would be too difficult. But I watched you lose your own mother and you stood strong. I recognized you were a pillar of strength while I felt like I was barely holding on. So to my rock, the pillar on which I lean, my confidante, my comedian, my first best friend I say: Happy Mother’s Day. Love, Jayme” AFRO’S Mother’s Day Tribute – Washington, D.C. Monica L. Roache’, Assistant Principal and ANC 2E07 CommissionerMartha J. Roache’I was fortunate to be raised by my loving mother Martha J. Roache’ and aunt Cynthia E. Jackson who were both educators.  They always instilled in me the importance of education.  My mom’s favorite quote that still resonates with me is “Education is the one thing that can never be taken away from you”.  So in my house it was always understood that “failure is not an option”. I appreciate my mother supporting me in developing love for life-long learning.  Their influence is definitely why I selected to go into the field of education and to earn my Doctorate in Education. Angel Rich, Founder of the Wealth Factory and Edtech DC MeetupRica Rich“My mother, Rica Rich, is one of the smartest, kindest, open-hearted people that I know. She has dedicated her entire life to taking care of others starting with me and my sister as a single mother. She raised us while building a successful company and taking care of her disabled parents in the same home. My mother worked tirelessly to make sure we also went without want and provided us with every opportunity possible to support our dreams to succeed no matter how outlandish they seemed. During college I asked my mother to send me to China for the summer. Without hesitation or debating my maturity, my mother help set my life on an incredible path with an amazing international experience. When my sister gave birth to her first child, my mother agreed to watch the baby 18hrs a day to let my sister complete an intense LPN program. This helped enable my sister to become valedictorian of her school. We owe our entire history and future to our mother who has always united us through God. We are honored to tell her Happy Mother’s Day and 50th Birthday!!!”center_img Gregory K. Reed, Associate dean for accreditation and technology in the School of Education at Howard UniversitySandra Reed“Mother’s Day is special, as it’s all about the ‘givers of life.’ My mother, Sandra has given me so much life…literally. Without her, I’m never born. She loves (and has loved) me unconditionally for my entire being. She is also responsible for teaching and modeling, for me, many skills and attributes that have gotten me to this point in my life. Things like work ethic, the golden rule, humility, and the importance of family education, and loyalty. I literally owe her my life! She is and will always be the only mother I have and I will be repaying he for the rest of my days. Love you Sanyan.” Kamilah M. Woodson-Reed, Clinical and Research professor, Howard UniversityLinda Smart“My mother is love, grace, strength and genius … just like her mother! One of the major lessons that she has taught me is the importance of having an abiding faith in God and the need to live on purpose with purpose! My mothers have been unapologetically beautiful, and I pray I do as great a job with my babies! Happy Mother’s Day!” Rev. William H. Lamar IV – Pastor, Metropolitan A.M.E. ChurchEartha Shiro Austin Lamar“My mother is a gift from God and the ancestors.  She has the determination of Nandi, the fortitude of Harriet Tubman, the grace of Judith Jamison, and the spirit of Jarena Lee.  Her love and support are the foundation of four generations of our family.  Eartha Shiro Austin Lamar is without peer!”last_img read more

Researchers spot ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters

first_imgComposite image of the galaxy clusters pair Abell 0399 and Abell 0401. The system is at approximately 1 billion light-years from the Earth while the two galaxy clusters are about 10 million light-years apart in projection. The cores of the two galaxy clusters are permeated by a high-temperature plasma that emits in the X-rays (red tones). Furthermore, observations in the microwaves show a tenuous filament of matter connecting the two clusters (yellow tones). The low-frequency image in the radio waves (blue tones) reveals several bright discrete sources associated to individual galaxies and two diffuse radio halos towards the centers of the two clusters of galaxies. A striking ridge of radio emission is visible along the filament connecting Abell 0399 and Abell 0401 revealing the presence of a vast magnetic field illuminated by a population of high-energy electrons. Credit: DSS and Pan-STARRS1 (optical), XMM-Newton (X-rays), PLANCK satellite (yparameter), F. Govoni, M. Murgia, INAF More information: F. Govoni et al. A radio ridge connecting two galaxy clusters in a filament of the cosmic web, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7500 The work began with results from prior studies reporting that some galaxy clusters have magnetic fields. They chose to focus on two of them, Abell 0399 and Abell 0401, which prior research had shown were in the process of merging. At present, they are still approximately 10 million light years apart. To learn more about the two galaxy clusters, the researchers made use of LoFar, a low-frequency radio telescope that is actually made up of 25,000 antennas spread across 51 locations. Their plan was to learn more about the filaments between the clusters. Filaments are extremely long strands of gases that exist in the empty parts of space—taken together, they make up what is known as the cosmic web.The researchers report evidence in the filaments of a band of radiation known as a synchrotron emission—a type of illumination that is created by electrons moving through a magnetic field. The researchers report that the magnetic field stretched all the way from one of the galaxy clusters to the other, following a filament between them.The finding is the first example of a magnetic field extending between galaxy clusters and raises the question of whether it is a common occurrence or if they just happened to stumble onto something rare. It also raises the question of where the electrons came from—computer simulations showed that shock waves generated by the merging action of the two galaxies could not have generated enough emissions to account for observations. The researchers plan to look for more radio bridges, but do not expect such research will get underway until the next generation LoFar goes online—called the Square Kilometer Array, it will represent not only the largest telescope in the world, but a means for taking a much closer look at filaments and possibly other magnetic fields stretching across vast areas of space. Play Federica Govoni, researcher at the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) talks about the discovery of a radio ridge connecting two galaxy clusters. Credit: Media INAF Play This video presents the stunning environment of Abell 0399 and Abell 0401, a pair of galaxy clusters at approximately 1 billion light-years away. The two galaxy clusters are about 10 million light-years apart in projection, a hundred times the size of our own galaxy the Milky Way. The video starts out exploring the vast space between the two clusters, but this is just the beginning of the story. Observations in the X-rays, in the microwaves, and at low radio frequencies reveal a completely new view of this portion of sky. Credit: DSS and Pan-STARRS1 (optical), XMM-Newton (X-rays), PLANCK satellite (yparameter), F. Govoni, M. Murgia, INAF, Cjbeards, ASTRON An international team of researchers has found evidence of a ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their find and how it fits into cosmological theory. Explore further Citation: Researchers spot ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters (2019, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Abell 1033: To boldly go into colliding galaxy clusters PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Journal information: Science © 2019 Science X Network The LOw-FRequency ARray, or LOFAR, is the largest radio telescope with connected elements in the world. This aerial view shows one of the many antenna stations composing the array. Credit: ASTRON PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenlast_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK, NY — Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report has named Aman at Summer Palace in Beijing its Hideaway of the Year. According to a press release received by Elite Traveler, this is the first time any hotel has ever received a 99-point rating from the legendary anonymous reviewer. The Hideaway of the Year and sixteen Grand Award winners were revealed in the January 2010 issue of the Hideaway Report.Of Aman at Summer Palace, Andrew Harper notes, “Adjacent to the East Gate of the historic Summer Palace, the property is housed within a series of pavilions – some of them century-old dwellings used by those awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi – and presents a serenely romantic vision of a bygone China. After our experience, we can only say that the opportunity to stay in this unique location is both a treat and a privilege.”In addition, sixteen hotels and resorts around the world have been designated 2010 Grand Award winners by the Hideaway Report:Crosby Street Hotel , New York Madrona Manor, Napa Valley La Malcontenta, Catalonia Finca Cortesin Hotel, Andalusia Hotel Kendov Dvorec, Slovenia Villa Miločer, Montenegro Banyan Tree Ringha, China Six Senses Hideaway Samui, Thailand La Reserve, Ramatuelle, France L’Hotel de Toiras, Brittany Hotel Duchessa Isabella, Ferrara Locanda il Rigoletto, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Kulefu Camp, Zambia Sussi & Chuma, Zambia Park Hyatt Shanghai Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera MayaGrand Award winners represent the creme de la creme of the hotels and resorts that Andrew Harper has visited during the previous 12 months. To be considered, properties must be relatively small, possess distinctive characters and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to personal service and refined hospitality. Mr. Harper does not evaluate hotels by means of a checklist, but uses his three decades of experience to identify those qualities that separate the good from the truly enchanting.last_img read more

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first_imgTucker’s Point Club, Bermuda’s most exclusive resort, residential and private club community is gearing up for the April 2009 opening of the Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa and the 10,000 square foot spa is already beginning to take shape. Recently appointed spa directorPaul Telford created and will oversee all of the spa’s distinctive offerings. Inspired by the island’s flora and natural surroundings, the treatments will incorporate native elements such aloe, hibiscus, and honey from a local beekeeper.The on-site men’s and women’s salons will feature international luxury products from St, Germaine-de-Capuccini ( for all facial treatments. The Italian brand Hommage ( will be the main product line used for other treatments in the men’s salon.The 1,900 square foot fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio and weight lifting machines, including Life Fitness and Tough Stuff brands, while outdoor aerobics, yoga, and Tai Chi classes will be offered on an elevated lawn overlooking the lush Coffee Chine grotto.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2018 6:08 am PDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HOLLAND, Mich. – Nearly $1 million in improvements are planned this year at Windmill Island Gardens in western Michigan.The Holland Sentinel reports Holland’s Parks and Recreation Director Andy Kenyon presented plans this week to the Holland City Council for the upgrades at the popular tourist destination.The project has been in the works for a few years, though was changed after a connector bridge that was supposed to link with Holland Township couldn’t be built. Now, wider paved shoulders are planned along a roadway and a paved trail will provide more access.Water main replacement also is part of the project in Holland, which is known for its Dutch heritage and hosts the annual Tulip Time festival.___Information from: The Holland Sentinel, Nearly $1M in improvements coming at Windmill Island Gardenslast_img read more

New round of talks on local government reform pledged

first_imgInterior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Saturday that a new round of consultations would be launched on the reform of local government as the existing system is no longer functioning.Speaking at the Pancyprian conference on local government in Pervolia, Larnaca, Petrides said there are currently 30 municipalities and 350 communities in Cyprus.“It is impossible for a minister to address the so many demands filed by local authorities,” he said. The existing system, he said, “has stopped functioning”.This is why, Petrides said, local government reform is imperative so that there is not such a heavy reliance on the central state.A number of government bills for local government reform have been languishing in parliament. The government’s proposal involves reducing the number of municipalities, creating ‘clusters’ of district authorities and streamlining services such as water and sewerage. The stated aim is to reducing operating costs via consolidation.“Cyprus is too small to have 380 local authorities with such powers,” Petrides said.He referred to the many efforts that had also been made by the previous administration, studies were made by Greek, British and Italian experts, “which showed different approaches to the reform of local government. All scenarios could work but there were different approaches”.Petrides also referred to bills drafted by the government that have been before parliament since 2015: “Repeated debates are being made to find common ground to make things work, not create more distortions, but rather remove the existing distortions and make an important step in the reform of local government.“Unfortunately, this has not become possible,” Petrides aid.He added that as regards the bill on municipalities there are significant differences between the three major parties in the House and other approaches from the smaller parties which could not be bridged.The government’s position on the bill is “clear”, he said.“We are ready to make concessions, and there have been concessions, but we consider one of the main problems that afflict the citizens, one of the main problems that creates distortions, corruption and the scattering of resources that could be left to local authorities is that in a country like Cyprus we cannot have 10 town planning and 36 construction authorities,” Petrides said.Due to their size, he said, it is impossible for all building authorities to have the know-how, resources, capability, efficiency and shielding from local interests, so that they act effectively in a single context.Petrides said that it is possible to relaunch another consultation cycle, “see what we really agree on, where we disagree, for the reform of the local government to carry on”.“I hope that with goodwill from everyone, in this new round of consultations that we are launching with the parties, we will come up with something that will take the country, the communities, the municipalities and the citizens ahead,” Petrides said.The latest report by the audit office on local government released this week said the current situation in local government is not sustainable and therefore its restructuring ought to be a top priority for the government and the legislature.Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides said that the existence of so many municipalities and communities leads to squandering of public funds.You May Like Everyday Habits That Can Help You Look Younger Goes Nuts When He Can’t Get an Adult Coloring Book For FreeDailyArmyUndoMoguldomNew Details on Nipsey Hussle’s Murder Revealed in Court DocumentsMoguldomUndo Cyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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