Share on LinkedIn Share via Email features Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this content When Kapil Dev hit 175 and inspired India to their first Cricket World Cup Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Surrey Cricket Ball one: Somerset crush champions Surrey Somerset made Surrey feel like they were playing the 2018 version of themselves, as they won their fourth match of the season going 15 points clear at the top of Division One and threatening a second consecutive Champo procession. When they needed a batsman to stand up and make a score in the first innings, George Bartlett’s four-and-a-half-hour 137 proved more than double that scored by any other player in the match. The Overton twins then shared eight wickets in Surrey’s first dig and Jack Brooks knocked over five of the top six second time around. Jack Leach didn’t take a wicket and Lewis Gregory didn’t even play. Somerset have many ways to win matches just now – and Surrey can’t find one.Ball two: Loan star Bess enjoying his Yorkshire sojourn Somerset Topics 99.94 cricket blog Yorkshire County Championship Division One County Championship Division Two With Hampshire enjoying a week off, Yorkshire played Essex for the right to scramble closer to the second-place team, but a rain-affected draw did neither side any favours. Dom Bess, who a year ago this week was playing for England, made 91 not out and delivered impressive figures of 26–11–45–3 – exactly the kind of performance and Yorkshire were looking for when his loan move went through. Like another spinner picked very young for England a generation ago (Chris Schofield), Bess might be a rather better batsman than bowler, which won’t do much for his England hopes, but might get him back in the Somerset side (as an all-rounder) even if Jack Leach is not selected for the Ashes Tests.Ball three: Duckett keeps Nottinghamshire’s heads above waterNottinghamshire, vying with Surrey for the “most disappointing season to date” title, must have feared the worse when they were shot out for 97 by Warwickshire, allowing captain Jeetan Patel, who had enjoyed himself with figures of 13.4–7–16–6, to demand his right to have another go straight away. When the Kiwi bagged opener Ben Slater in the ninth over, nobody would have been surprised to see Notts collapse like the Tory vote in the European elections. But the mercurial Ben Duckett, who has barely scored a run since April, and the veteran Chris Nash, dug in and ground out a stand of 199. Despite Patel’s second consecutive Championship ten-fer, Notts scraped a draw, but stay anchored to the foot of the table, Warwickshire the team nearest to them.Ball four: Paul Horton returns to Liverpool in styleLiverpool doesn’t produce many cricketers (only Ken Cranston has played for England, though er… Michael Clarke played over 100 Tests for Australia), but Paul Horton brought his Leicestershire side to the city in which he grew up and got away with a draw after following-on. Lancashire’s all-rounders/bowlers who bat got the home side up to 449, with a century for Liam Livingstone, fifties for Steven Croft and Tom Bailey and Josh “Hamilton” Bohannon left marooned two short of a maiden century. But Horton had a couple of his own bowlers who are handy with the bat to call upon, and the splendidly named D Klein (Dieter, since you ask) and Callum Parkinson amassed 119 for the eighth wicket in the first innings, setting up a fourth day 98 overs blockathon (which included 38 maidens) before hands were shaken. Lanky stay top. Nottinghamshire Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Share on Pinterest Read more Ball five: Billy do be a heroWhile Billy Root’s brother was facing a white ball, Billy himself made 229 as Glamorgan crushed Northamptonshire by an innings and plenty. The younger brother never really established himself at Nottinghamshire (though they could do with him now) so dropped and division and moved West for game time and a chance to step out of a long shadow. Since he now has a 113 not out, a 98 and this double ton for his adopted county, the move can probably already be accounted a success. Many county cricket fans will be pleased with that.Ball six: England watchDominic Sibley is another player who moved counties for game time, leaving Surrey, where his teenage 242, making him the second youngest English double-centurion (behind WG Grace, natch), weighed heavily around his neck. Sibley has 426 runs opening for Warwickshire this season, his latest effort 87 stretched over 95 overs. With England not short of strokemakers down the order, that might be the kind of stickiness Ed Smith is looking for up top and, at 23, Sibley is also one for the future if given his chance.• This article appeared first on The 99.94 Cricket Blog• Follow Gary Naylor on Twitter Share on Messenger
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How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time Johnny Appleseed was no legend, he was a living, breathing, apple-loving man. His actual name was John Chapman, but even during Chapman’s lifetime, which lasted from 1774 to 1845 (I’ll save you the math — he made it to 70 years old) he was known as “Appleseed.” And with good cause: homeslice loved him some apples. And he really, honestly did traverse much of America planting apple seeds and growing orchards. Also, he was an itinerant preacher who wouldn’t even make a campfire in the cold because he was worried it would attract and kill innocent insects. Weird, right? Totally weird.Here’s the other thing: most of the apples harvested from Appleseed’s trees? They weren’t intended for eating, they were intended for drinkin’. Apples from trees grown from seed (rather than those from trees grafted and then raised to maturity) tend to be so sour and bitter as to be unpalatable for eating, but they can still be used to make tasty booze.Related: Homemade Cider Made EasyIn fact, the first apples ever raised in America were for just that purpose as well. While some crab apples are native to the Americas, their fruit is so bitter as be almost unfit for consumption. The colonists who settled Jamestown in 1607 brought with them several varieties of apple seeds (and some trimmings from live trees), but even these apples were still sour compared to the Honeycrisp or Fuji you know today.No problem there, though: the early settlers used their apples to make strong, hard cider. They drank hard cider because the fermentation process killed bacteria and the alcohol in the drink helped keep it free of contamination. Boozy cider was safer than often dirty water, see?Cider has been consumed since time immemorial, with known varieties traced back to Ancient Greece, Gaul, Rome, and beyond. It’s enjoying a resurgence today, partly because cider is good and goddamned delicious, and partly because so many people suddenly hate gluten.As for apples themselves, they are actually not America’s favorite fruit; that honor goes to the banana. (Barely, though: according to the USDA, the average American eats 11.4 pounds of bananas per year compared to 10.7 pounds of apples. And 286.3 pounds of Doritos. Probably.) While not necessarily America’s #1 fruit anymore, apples still have some pretty great stuff going for them. For example…More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in America!Apples are grown in all 50 of the states. Yes, even… um… Utah!Apples sales top more than 3 billion dollars annually!Apple Inc., on the other hand, top 230 billion. So they win that one.Almost 60% of all apples grown in America come from WashingtonApples are also free of sodium and cholesterol, rich in vitamins A,B, C, K, and in potassium, and when preserved with sugars or when dried, they can be safely stored for extended periods of time.Just make sure to keep up those annual physicals even if you do eat a daily apple, because that whole “keeps the doctor away thing” is less than scientifically accurate. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Editors’ Recommendations The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Community Cider Programs Make Cider and Benefit Charity
The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Aquaserge is a band that defies easy categorization. From one moment to the next the music will morph from something you might hear in a French film to noisy free jazz. The shifts in sound make the band’s latest EP, Guerre EP (Out now via Crammed Discs), a thrilling listen.Aquaserge was originally formed in the southwest of France in Toulouse by three friends, Julien Barbagallo, Julien Gasc & Benjamin Glibert. It was not long, however, before the band grew into a collective, with members shifting in and out of the group. In their time away from Aquaserge, Barbagallo, Gasc, and Glibert became part of Tame Impala, Stereolab, and Melody’s Echo Chamber.Though Aquaserge has been around for a number of years at this point and is associated with a number of big acts (namely Acid Mothers Temple, in addition to the ones mentioned above), the band has remained in the European underground scene. With so many collaborators involved in the project, it comes as no surprise that Aquaserge’s music is stuffed with myriad sounds.“Les vacances,” the second track on Guerre EP, opens with a driving guitar riff, but slows down and expands over the course of its three and three-quarters minutes, transforming into an entirely different beast than it was at the beginning.[ad align=”right”]Thanks to the fluidity of both Aquaserge’s membership and its influences the band is able to incorporate a wide variety of sonic influences into a concise whole.Aquaserge’s Guerre EP is out now through Crammed Discs and available on Amazon, the Crammed Shop, and iTunes.\Cover of Aquaserge’s ‘Guerre EP’ The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now
Advertisement Facebook LOS ANGELES — In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s finished film All the Money in the World and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit theaters.People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J. Paul Getty. All of Spacey’s scenes will be reshot, the people told The Associated Press. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate.Scott, who is known to be an efficient director, is intending to keep the film’s Dec. 22 release date. Kevin Spacey, left, and Christopher Plummer.AP LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Representatives for Scott did not immediately return email messages seeking comment.The film was originally set to have its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 but was pulled earlier this week amid the sexual harassment reports surrounding Spacey, who has also been fired from House of Cards and dropped by his talent agency and publicist.All the Money in the World was primed for a plush awards season release from distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment and its advertising campaign, which prominently features Spacey, has been public for about a month already. But its plans have been in question since Spacey’s reputation has diminished over the past week with harassment allegations growing daily.The film chronicles the events surrounding the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother’s attempt to convince J. Paul Getty, his billionaire grandfather, to pay the ransom.The 87-year-old Plummer was reportedly Scott’s first choice for the role of J. Paul Getty, but the director was pressured into casting a bigger name. Plummer is probably best known for The Sound of Music. He won his first Oscar in 2012 for the film Beginners.One of the people close to the production said that Scott’s plan caught Sony by surprise, but the studio is supporting the switch.The trade publication Deadline first reported the news. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement
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Amber BernardAPTN NewsOnion Lake Cree Nation member Charmaine Stick is trying to give a Saskatchewan judge a helping hand in ordering her band council to hand over its financial information.On Thursday, Stick, along with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered a petition with 30,000 signatures to force the Trudeau Liberals to enforce the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA).“I believe that in all structures of government there needs to be accountability and transparency, otherwise you don’t have a foot to stand on,” Stick told APTN News during a media scrum Thursday.On July 24, a Saskatchewan judge ordered the financial statements of Onion Lake Cree Nation to be publicly posted online by the end of this month.If the first nation band does not comply, it will face a $10,000 fine.“I’m glad the judge sees the importance of accountability and transparency,” said Stick.For years, Stick has been urging her community to disclose financial statements and salaries.In 2014, she went on a 13 day hunger strike after her community’s leadership refused to show her the band’s finances.Then in 2016, she teamed up with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).“It’s really a travesty,” said Aaron Wudrick, director of the CTF. “It should not be up to brave people like Charmaine to do this, the government should be enforcing their own law.”The First Nations financial transparency act was passed into law under Stephen Harper’s Conservative government in 2014.The piece of legislation also known as Bill C-27, requires First Nation bands to upload financial documents publicly.While the Onion Lake Cree Nation has published some of its finance from 2014 to 2016, there are still gaps.The community has until the end of August to upload remaining years.Now Stick and the CTF are trying to force the federal government to act.“There’s no point in having a law requiring First Nation bands to post their expenses, if they’re not going to follow it,” said Aaron Wudrick.Stick said she’s been through a lot and people have been upset with her since launching the case against Onion Lake. Especially when former chief Wallace Fox told her she wouldn’t get anywhere with her demands during her hunger strike and discouraged her from pursing any action against the band.“Just the words I remember from him at the time was ‘go ahead, sit there and starve you’ll never get anywhere,’ today I just find it funny and look at where I’m at today,” Stick said.Onion Lake has lost twice in court trying to dismiss Stick’s demands.Abernard@aptn.ca@Abernardnews
CARACAS, Venezuela — In Venezuela, the financial hopes of Eliset González are riding on a niche trade.Each day, González sits at a market kiosk in Caracas and repairs broken lightbulbs for people who can’t afford new ones in the crisis-torn nation.“I feel that with this I help the community, because these lightbulbs are super expensive nowadays. I help myself as well,” said González, who learned how to disassemble and rewire a bulb while spending several years in prison for theft.According to her calculations, a new compact fluorescent bulb can cost the equivalent of several dollars in Venezuela’s nearly worthless currency — or about a month’s wages. Even so, the quality is so poor they could last as little as a week.A repair job, she said, can keep a bulb going for more than six months and costs a fraction of the price.“I learned this in a penitentiary centre where I was deprived of freedom, where I dedicated my time to study,” González said in an interview with The Associated Press.Her odd job is an inventive response to the economic chaos gripping the once-wealthy oil nation, where severe shortages of food and medicine have driven more than 4 million Venezuelans to seek refuge around the world in recent years. Last year, soaring hyperinflation topped a staggering 1 million per cent.But as the country’s economy shrinks, González’s life is hardly unique.In another part of the city, Vladimir Fajardo scrapes together money by recycling random objects.Many days, he sits on a Caracas sidewalk and uses a sharpened spoon to build toy cars out of plastic bottles, installing an internal pulley system with strips of rubber to make sections of the car rotate. Each toy takes about a half hour to build.“There are people who tell me, ‘What if I give you a dollar? Does a dollar help you?’” Fajardo said. “‘Yes, give me a dollar’… With that I buy food.”Fajardo, who said he grappled with drug addiction in the past and roams city neighbourhoods in search of customers, takes pride in his work.His biggest supporters are “those who know about creativity — they know what this is about,” he said.For Elizabeth Cordido, a social psychologist at Metropolitan University in Caracas, attempts by Venezuelans to survive by recycling items that would otherwise be thrown out is, in one sense, positive.But she said “it is very negative that it’s through poverty and the increase of poverty that we have arrived at this.”“It hurts. It’s painful,” she said.Camille Rodriguez Montilla And Clbyburn Saint John, The Associated Press
23 February 2010The head of the United Nations agency leading the global effort against HIV and AIDS has commended the Nigerian Government for its progressive policies, while calling for greater efforts to tackle the epidemic and set an example for the rest of Africa. “Nigeria must take the lead in setting the regional and African Union agenda in eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015. Without Nigeria’s leadership, this goal will not be met in the African continent,” Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said during a visit to the country.According to UNAIDS, there are nearly three million people living with HIV in Nigeria – second only to South Africa on the continent – with about 1,000 new infections every day. The agency noted that there is a growing demand for access to treatment and prevention services within Nigeria, which can only be met by strengthening the current partnership between global, national and local partners. “We cannot afford to let down the four million people living on treatment and the millions who are waiting for it,” said Mr. Sidibé. Nigeria has only 30 per cent of the resources available to meet the needs of the national AIDS response, with the global economic downturn impacting negatively on the amount of resources available at the national and state level. Mr. Sidibé, who was on a joint visit with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the United States Global Coordinator on AIDS, met with a number of officials, including Health Minister Professor Babatunde Osotimehin. He also visited Kaduna state, where adult HIV prevalence is around 7 per cent.
Mr. Martelly said that one year ago, the Secretary-General, in his report to the Security Council on the work of the UN Mission in Haiti – known by the French acronym MINUSTAH – had noted that the holding of inclusive elections is essential for consolidation of democracy and the rule of law and promotion of development in Haiti.“I am pleased to affirm that Haiti is on the right path,” he declared, noting that the Haitian people are showing political maturity and the capacity to take their destiny into their own hands. The success of the elections is an important milestone along the path of the country’s stability and the political transition set to take place in 2016. This will be a decisive indicator of the good performance and the success of MINUSTAH over the past 11 years, he added. Significant progress has been achieved over the past four years, the President continued, affirming that during his Administration, democracy has been strengthened, rule of law institutions has been bolstered, the security situation has improved, human rights has been strengthened, extreme poverty has been reduced, foreign direct investment has largely expanded, and, after decades of stagnation, the economy has also seen growth. As for progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Haiti had made strides in education, child nutrition and access to water and sanitation. Such progress was been made possible in part to the United Nations and MINUSTAH, without which “no prospect for economic and sustainable development could have been seriously pondered.”Meanwhile, President Martelly continued, MINUSTAH is adapting to a new context: the Haitian Government is opting for a reconfiguration plan which takes into account the current situation in the country. He hoped to see progress along those lines in an ordered manner. “The transfer to Haitian institutions of the responsibilities for military matters, as well as police and development matters should be carries out according to a specific timeline [to] avoid any gaps in internal or external security of the country,” he explained.President Martelly said that his Administration placed significant importance on the issues of defence and security. He has worked to strengthen the national police and to develop a new defence policy with the support of the Inter-American Defence Council. “This new force will actively participate in Haiti’s development,” he said, noting such activities as environmental protection, providing relief for natural disasters, providing security of national borders and protecting investments.In a world where interdependence requires a global approach to tackle local problems, the United Nations must reinvent itself “for our common future” with a view to bringing Member States back together and bolstering multilateral relations for the betterment of all. Recent hopeful events in the area of diplomatic relations include the reopening of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States and the reaching of a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme with international negotiators.Yet challenges abound, foremost among them, the seemingly daily expansion of non-State entities, not just in Syria and Iraq where such groups are attacking civilian populations and destroying cultural heritage. “These threats are exceptionally grave and must be addressed by the international community. We must adopt all collective measures in order to guarantee international security and respect for human rights,” he said, urging determination to oppose “the barbarism of terrorist entities and criminal behaviour that threaten our common values.” Mr. Martelly also said that “we cannot hope for an effective response to global challenges of our time without reducing the North-South divide, but an intensification of the fight against poverty and without a proactive response to the ecological crises that strike primarily the poorest countries.”
Initially the registry will only hold information about breast implant surgery.In the longer term it will be expanded to cover other cosmetic implants over time, such as buttock or calf implants.Health officials said the database would help to identify complications relating to any specific implants.Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, said: “We want the NHS to be the safest healthcare system in the world and anyone who chooses to have a cosmetic procedure has the right to safe care.“The PIP breast implant scandal in 2010 affected thousands of people which is why we asked NHS Digital to develop a new register which will allow people to be traced swiftly if that is ever needed.” A new national register will log every breast implant operation in England to prevent a repeat of the scandal in which thousands of women received substandard devices.The registry will record the details of patients having cosmetic surgery, so they can be traced in the event of a product recall or other safety concern.Almost 50,000 women in the UK and some 400,000 worldwide received fraudulently manufactured silicone gel implants, sometimes using industrial grade silicone, before the situation was exposed in 2010.As the global scandal emerged, it became clear that poor record-keeping by some private clinics meant many women were unable to find out if they had the faulty implants.In other cases, women who had received the devices could not be contacted, because the providers who gave them the operations had done out of business. 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. The PIP implant scandal involved up to 50,000 British women Credit:Sebastien Nogier/AFP/Getty Images The registry is expected to record more than 20,000 cases of implant surgery annually. Reporting of data will be done by the provider.Explicit consent from patients will be required to add their details to the registry in addition to the usual consent for the surgical procedure.The Royal College of Surgeons welcomed the measure. Stephen Cannon, chairman of the Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee (CSIC) which was set up to make cosmetic surgery safer, said: “The PIP breast implant scandal exposed the critical need for a national register to allow patients to be contacted without delay in the event of a product being recalled. “Thousands of women suffered anguish and extreme distress as they waited to find out whether or not they had been given PIP implants which contained industrial grade silicone. Some of the women are still suffering the side effects and have said that they wished they had never had the procedure. ““This register will help trace patients who have had implants and allow swift action to be taken if there are any concerns about patient safety, removing that level of uncertainty for patients. It will also allow surgeons and hospitals to identify any trends in complication rates from the data gathered, improving patient care.”
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. 3 hours into the commute & still not near work. @SouthernRailUK train diverted to London Bridge @TfL Northern Line terminated at Bank. Now on a packed bus from King’s Cross. Might get to office in time to head home…— Victoria Salter (@retlasv) July 9, 2019 “We are working to remove the derailed vehicle as quickly as possible.”Passengers are advised to travel later in the day if possible and avoid London Victoria and seek an alternative route via London Bridge or London Blackfriars as trains will be delayed, diverted or cancelled.”Passengers should check the latest travel information via the National Rail Enquiries or Southern Rail websites.”Services which run towards Epsom, Dorking and Horsham via Sutton may be subject to short notice cancellations, while services between London Victoria and Reigate are likely to be cancelled at short notice or formed of fewer coaches than normal. Rerouted trains have caused knock-on disruption at London Bridge station, where people had to queue for half an hour to get to the tube platforms.Disgruntled commuters were quick to take to social media, with one woman commenting: “Three hours into the commute & still not near work. Southern Rail train diverted to London Bridge, TfL Northern Line terminated at Bank. Now on a packed bus from King’s Cross. Might get to office in time to head home…”Another added: “There’s a double whammy of no Northern Line and train delays on the way into Victoria because of a derailment. Welcome to London transport.” Railway passengers are facing lengthy delays at the UK’s second busiest station after an engineering train derailed overnight.People travelling to London Victoria are suffering severe disruption which looks set to continue into the afternoon after a multi-carriage engineering train came off the tracks just outside the station.The low-speed derailment happened at around 3am on Tuesday morning, and Network Rail are still trying to move the stricken carriages.Gatwick Express services are suspended until further notice and Southern trains are cancelled, delayed or diverted.Disruption is expected to continue for the rest of the day due to the complexity of removing the stricken train, which is blocking lines serving five platforms. @BBCLondonNews This is the reason the Gatwick Express is delayed. Network Rail train derailed outside Victoria. pic.twitter.com/5lqJMBRp8o— Paul (@pkdodimead) July 9, 2019 A spokeswoman for Network Rail, which is responsible for maintaining Britain’s rail infrastructure, said: “We would like to apologise to passengers affected by ongoing disruption on Southern trains into London Victoria this morning owing to a derailed engineering train.
By Cliodhna Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Kirill Livshitskiy Mar 16th 2017, 7:28 AM Short URL Get out the brolly: St Patrick’s Day weekend looking wet and windy St Patrick’s Day will be cloudy and windy with rain. File Photo Image: Shutterstock/Kirill Livshitskiy Share Tweet Email1 20 Comments 14,836 Views http://jrnl.ie/3290635 Thursday 16 Mar 2017, 7:28 AM File Photo THE WEATHER FOR St Patrick’s Day is looking wet and windy, with not much improvement for the weekend ahead.This morning starts cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain but becoming brighter during the afternoon with highest temperatures of up to 11 degrees.Tonight will be cold with lowest temperatures of just 2 degrees and rain in western counties.St Patrick’s Day will be cloudy and windy with rain developing through much of Connacht and northwest Ulster.Met Eireann says the rain will become widespread and heavy across the country in the afternoon and will continue to persist into the evening.Saturday will stay cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and highest temperatures of up to 12 degrees.Sunday will continue wet and windy with cloudy outbreaks of rain and highest temperatures of up to 13 degrees.Read: Gardaí to monitor public transport in bid to seize alcohol from underage Patrick’s Day drinkers>
KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Cal Fire and San Diego County Fire get new volunteer chaplain Posted: April 11, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – William Mitchell was affirmed Wednesday night as the new volunteer chaplain serving Cal Fire and San Diego County Fire personnel.Mitchell was inspired to become a chaplain after his son, a Cal Fire captain, took his own life last year.As chaplain he will serve 52 stations which includes over 500 firefighters, 200 Reserves and 100 supporting staff. Updated: 1:45 PM April 11, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
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Nepal and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to revitalise the Saarc process for “greater peace, security and prosperity in the region” during talks that visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held with the Himalayan nation’s leadership.Abbasi on Tuesday met Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and addressed a programme at the Saarc Secretariat here. He also held a meeting with CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” in the morning.Bhandari and Abbasi hoped to reinvigorate the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) as an important regional organisation. The Pakistani leader said that “issues of the countries in the region should not affect the activities of Saarc and its performance”.He emphasised the need to make Saarc “more effective” in the days ahead. Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual importance, including political, economic, defence and cultural fields.On Monday evening, Abbasi met his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli and both decided to revitalise the stalled Saarc process.The Pakistani leader sought to host the 19th Saarc Summit of the regional grouping and asked Nepal to create a “favourable environment” for the same. The summit has been postponed since 2016 after a military attack on an Indian Army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.After the attack, India unilaterally suspended its participation from the summit. Several member states rallied behind India’s position.Nepal is the current chair of the regional grouping.Oli’s chief political advisor Bishnu Rimal said “both leaders held a common view on taking the Saarc forum ahead as it was a common platform for all member countries and still significant”.Addressing a function at the Saarc Secretariat in Kathmandu, Abbasi said peace, security and mutual friendship were essential for the prosperity of South Asia.”Pakistan has undivided belief in the Saarc objectives, ideologies and principles,” he said, adding that Islamabad was fully committed to the Saarc charter.Abbasi also announced doubling the scholarships provided to Nepal by the Pakistan government and proposed to set up a joint parliamentary panel between Kathmandu and Islamabad.Abbasi left for Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon.
00:00 /00:00 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Florian MartinMayor Sylvester Turner unveils a billboard for the ‘Meaningful Change’ campaign. Florian MartinCity officials, faith leaders and representatives from homeless agencies pose for the launch of the ‘Meaningful Change’ campaign on May 8, 2017.With downtown Houston as a backdrop, the mayor unveiled a billboard for the Meaningful Change – Not Spare Change campaign at Interfaith Ministries.He said while Houstonians are very philanthropic and want to give to panhandlers, this makes it harder for homeless organizations to get them off the street permanently. “The focus is to redirect our giving in such a way that can be much more long-lasting,” Turner said. “And then we’re just not enablers.”He said people should donate to The Way Home, an initiative to end homelessness in Greater Houston.Turner was joined by leaders of different faiths, city council members and representatives of homeless agencies.F.N. Williams, pastor at Antioch Baptist Church in Acres Homes, said there is no need for the homeless to panhandle because there are places that can help them. “If it comes to scripture, I have to give them water,” he said. “If my brother is hungry, feed him. I have to do that, yeah. But the mayor’s program is trying to give them some dignity.”The campaign will use social media, radio advertisement and billboards.It comes about a month after the City Council passed ordinances outlawing homeless encampments and restricting panhandling.A similarly named initiative – “Real Change, Not Spare Change” – launched under Mayor Bill White in 2006, failed to yield long-term results.
“A Call to Prayer… For Our City, Our Region, Our Nation!” held by the Bishops of the Multicultural & Multi-Ethnic Prayer Movement’s Mid-Atlantic and Southern divisions. (Courtesy Photo)The bishops of the Multicultural & Multi-Ethnic Prayer Movement’s Mid-Atlantic and Southern divisions held “A Call to Prayer… For Our City, Our Region, Our Nation!” on the evening of Oct. 30 and the morning of Oct 31 at the Created For So Much More Worship Center in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood.The organization’s Mid-Atlantic division has more than 400 member churches. They were joined by Florida Pastor Jonathan L. McKnight from the group’s Southern division. Among the approximately 100 attendees were Md. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City Councilman and mayoral candidate Nicholas J. Mosby, Wanda Watts on behalf of candidate and former Mayor of Baltimore Sheila Dixon and Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Russell on behalf of Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.The event was held to pray for Baltimore as the city rebuilds from riots earlier this year, and also with a change in leadership on the horizon, but also to raise the level of prayer in the city. The slogan “Prayer is a must” was used onstage by Bishop Angel Nunez, who along with other spiritual leaders led the audience gathered in corporate prayer. He admitted that he borrowed the phrase from McKnight.The prayers were lead by Pastor Benjun of River of Life Church in White Marsh, Md., as well as Nunez of Bilingual Christian Church, Bishop Marcus Johnson of New Harvest Ministries, Pastor Frances “Toni” Draper of Freedom Temple AME Zion Church, Bishop Willard Saunders of Created for So Much More Worship Center, all of Baltimore, and Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C. along with McKnight.The program’s eight “generals” led the audience in a prayer for the police of the city, tasked with the tremendous duty of keeping Baltimore’s citizens safe. The officers in attendance came to the altar where they were encircled by the bishops and prayed over. The ritual was repeated for each of the elected officials on hand that evening, as attendees prayed for guidance, virtue, discipline, clarity and righteousness. After that, McKnight spoke momentarily on the power of prayer.A joyous atmosphere permeated the room, as many people were seen crying and applauding throughout the program.
The annual D. C. parade to honor Dr. Martin Luther King is being shortened and that has upset some District of Columbia residents.“The Martin Luther King parade is historic and important,” Philip Pannell, a longtime Ward 8 civic and political activist who served as the interim chairman and executive director of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, told the AFRO. “There are only two parades in Ward 8 and east of the Anacostia River.”The Martin Luther King Jr., Parade is scheduled to take place on Jan. 15, 2018. (Courtesy Photo)The other parade is the Congress Heights Community Association and takes place in early May.“The parade is a great time to bolster community cohesion,” he said. “The kids who march in and play in bands come out and strut their stuff. What they have now is an eight-block parade that is a stroll and that is insulting.”The parade started in 1979 and is the brainchild of “Washington Informer” co-founders Dr. Calvin and Wilhelmina Rolark, who was a Ward 8 council member from 1977-1993, and legendary talk show host and community activist Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene. The event is scheduled to take place Jan. 15, starting at noon and will begin at Good Hope Road, S.E. near the Anacostia Park entrance.Marchers will proceed south on Martin Luther King Avenue until Sumner Road and then on to the Barry Farm Recreation Center.There is also a Peace Walk that will take place on that day, starting at 10 a.m. at 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E. that will also end at the Barry Farm Recreation Center.In the past, the parade has started in Anacostia and has gone as far south as the P.R. Harris educational facility that is close to the District-Prince George’s County border. Pannell said the parade has some inherent problems.“It doesn’t give a lot of space for spectators,” he said. “What about space near the Maple View project?”The $50 million Maple View Flats complex, which is currently under construction, will consist of affordable housing spaces for individuals and families as well as retail outlets and parking spots.“Where are the people going to stand when the parade goes by?” he asked.Pannell noted that the Gay Pride Parade that takes place in the DuPont Circle section of the city doesn’t have any problems with routes and planning.“They don’t get the resistance that the MLK parade gets,” he said.Most of Pannell’s ire seems directed at the Bowser administration and not the event’s planning committee that is chaired by Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of the “Informer” and Stuart Anderson, a politically active Ward 8 resident.The parade is a signature event in the District signifying King’s holiday. It is considered to be the oldest parade in the country honoring King.A spokeswoman for the Bowser administration told the AFRO that the mayor wasn’t aware of the changes in the route and has deferred to the special events task force to work with the planning committee on the event. Anderson told the AFRO that the special events task force consists of District government agencies such as homeland security, police and fire departments, the Office of Risk Management, parks and recreation, the RFK Stadium Authority and federal agencies such as the National Parks Service and the U.S. Capitol Police. Plus, the advisory neighborhood commissions that are on the parade’s route have to approve the event.Barnes told the AFRO in an email that the Bowser administration and the planning committee worked together for next year’s event.“The route change was precipitated by the construction at St. Elizabeths where the new sports arena is being built,” Barnes said. “We proposed starting at Ballou, but for emergency purposes we were told the closing of MLK, Malcolm X and Alabama Avenues would cause a potential public safety issue and that in past years some residents complained that they were blocked in their neighborhoods due to the parade.”Barnes said that the committee and the special events task force “spent a great deal of time looking for an alternative route that would work and agreed that starting at the entrance of Anacostia and ending at Barry Farm Recreation and Aquatic Center would work…for this year at least.” The King celebration will include a Jan. 6, 2018 prayer breakfast at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church and an essay contest for young District residents.
Popular on Variety Comcast Xfinity X1 Adds Cinedigm’s CONtv and Docurama to VOD Lineup Cinedigm said ComicBlitz’s content will be distributed globally as a licensed offering for mobile carriers and other media companies. The digital comics also will be integrated with Cinedigm’s own portfolio of over-the-top video services, including fandom lifestyle network CONtv, according to the company.Under the deal, ComicBlitz founder and CEO Jordan Plosky will join the Cinedigm Digital Networks team, headed by president Erick Opeka.“This acquisition will provide additional content rocket fuel to further accelerate our digital revenue growth,” Chris McGurk, Cinedigm chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Targeted at the key and growing fandom demographic, we are confident that this accretive deal will generate a strong [internal rate of return] while it propels our business forward by dramatically expanding and strengthening our content and channel offerings across the fast-growing worldwide OTT ecosystem.”Plosky commented, “Cinedigm gives ComicBlitz unprecedented support and an incredible opportunity to reach a large and enthusiastic audience, which is invaluable and extremely rare for a digital comic book company to receive.”Cinedigm last year sold a majority stake in the company to Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment firm, and subsequently inked deals with several Chinese entertainment companies as well as with state-run broadcaster Central China Television.In addition to its film and TV distribution business, Cinedigm operates a network of OTT services including CONtv, geared around pop-culture and fandom; the faith-and-family Dove Channel and DoveKids; and esports channel Wham Network. Its forthcoming services include Hallypop, a K-pop and Asian music network, and Bambu, a service stocked with Chinese shows and movies. Cinedigm has recently inked distribution agreements for its OTT networks with partners including Roku, Xumo, Samsung, Tubi, Vizio and Comcast. Cinedigm reached a deal to acquire ComicBlitz, a startup billed as a “Netflix of digital comic books,” launching the content-distribution company into a new line of business.Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Cinedigm said it expects the acquisition of ComicBlitz to close before the end of the year. According to Cinedigm, ComicBlitz could generate over $5 million in incremental revenue within 18-24 months after closing, assuming it can execute on plans for new platform and licensing agreements.ComicBlitz provide access to some 10,000 digital comic books, representing more than 175,000 pages of content from a network of 30 publishers including IDW, Valiant Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope and Lion Forge. The service is priced at $7.99 per month for unlimited access and is available in 133 countries. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Cinedigm Sets June Date for Bambu Channel Launch, Partners With Future Today Launched in 2015, the ComicBlitz service offers titles including “Transformers,” “Star Trek,” “Judge Dredd,” “Bloodshot,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Army of Darkness,” “Vampirella,” “Green Hornet,” “KISS,” “The Shadow,” “The Spirit” and “30 Days of Night.” Related
Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall A man who used “lucky” fortune cookie numbers to play the lottery just won a $344.6 million Powerball jackpot in North Carolina.On Tuesday, Charles Jackson Jr., a 66-year-old retired man who previously owned a military supply store by Fort Bragg, North Carolina, checked his lotto ticket and realized that he was the winner of the largest Powerball jackpot in North Carolina history, ABC13 News reported. “I never expected to win, I just got lucky,” Jackson said at a press conference held on the same day.AdChoices广告The secret sauce to Jackson’s strategy? Some “lucky” digits. Jackson said he’s been playing the same set of numbers for many years, which he obtained from a fortune cookie after dining at a restaurant with his family.Jackson bought his lotto ticket from Carlie C’s in Hope Mills, North Carolina. According to Jackson, he loves this particular location because “they are nice people.” Following the big lotto win, the store could receive $50,000.Even though Jackson is retired, he doesn’t have set plans with what he will do with the funds. However, he aims to donate some of the money to charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.More on Geek.com:Lottery Winner Claims $1 Million Check Wearing ‘Scream’ MaskSan Diego Padres Criticized for Needless Bee MurdersMarvel Fans Create Petition Urging for the Return of Iron Man Stay on target