August 2019

Greek telecom operator Wind Hellas has signed an a

first_imgGreek telecom operator Wind Hellas has signed an agreement with pay TV operator Forthnet SA that provides wholesale access to the content of Nova Sports channels.Wind Hellas plans to launch a new TV platform that will hold the streaming rights for the sports content of Nova Sports channels, featuring premium Greek sports content including as the Greek Superleague, Euroleague basketball, and other international sports.The company says it is on a fast track to develop its own TV platform and will soon launch a service that will allow its customers to watch premium content, anytime, anywhere, on any screen.“We are committed to launch a TV experience that will stand out for its technology and premium content as well” said Nassos Zarkalis, chairman and CEO of Wind Hellas. “Our cooperation with Zappware ensures the first part and today we are excited to announce an agreement that will bring lauded content to our customers. The full portfolio of our upcoming TV platform will provide to the Greek market a high quality and competitive TV content offering”.last_img read more

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first_imgAs little as 18% (3.87 million) of Italian homes are ready for the switch to DVB-T2.According to Ugo Bordoni Foundation (FUB), 17.8 million households in Italy – 82% of the population – are not ready for the changeover. The report claims that of the 21.6 million DTT Italian households, 25% are able to receive DVB-T MPEG-2 broadcasts. The majority of households (56.7%) can recieve DVB-T MPEG-4, while 11.3% can receive DVB-T2 MPEG-4 and only 6.6% capable of DVB-T2 HEVC.This is the latest bump in the road for Italy’s DVB-T2 roadmap. Its initial plan to move away from the MPEG 2 codec on January 1, 2020 had been postponed to late 2021 in late 2019. This process will start in September 2021, with a transitional period ending at the end of June 2022.However, the research suggests that this process in reality could be much longer. The report claims that Italy will take between eight and nine years to fully upgrade, or sooner in the case of incentives.In an effort to boost adoption, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has put forward an allocation of €151 million as a part of the 2019 Budget. This will see households entitled to a €50 rebate on the purchase of a qualifying product that is equipped with a DVB-T2 HEVC tuner.It is believed that this subsidy could see as many as 3.02 million new homes benefit.last_img read more

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first_img““The event is obviously one of our biggest visitor attractions and each year we strive to offer an even more ambitious programme.“I think that what makes Hallowe’en so unique in Derry is that the people here don’t just turn out to watch the festivities they are a part of the celebration.“Since the event first began 29 years ago it has grown year on year thanks to the support and imagination of the public and the many Hallowe’en lovers who visit the city.“To win the number one title would really enhance the city’s profile and attract more visitors from across the world to enjoy what is always a fantastic family friendly Halloween experience. MAYOR ELISHA MCCALLIONSCARY DERRY TAKES THE LEAD IN HALLOWE’EN POLLUSA TODAY THE Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District is calling on people from across the country to get voting to secure Derry’s place as top Hallowe’en destination in the world.The city is currently the front runner in a special global poll by top American newspaper USA Today – having edged ahead of some tough competition from deadly destinations including Witch Trial capital Salem, Massachusetts, favourite vampire haunt and home of Count Dracula himself, Transylvania, and famous Headless Horseman hang out Sleepy Hollow.The Mayor is now urging everyone to lend their support to the online campaign which runs until October 12th.“It’s an incredible acknowledgement that Derry has been shortlisted among the top 20 Hallowe’en destinations in the world,” she declared. ShareTweet “I want everyone to get voting and put the City of Bones on the global map.”Derry’s claim to the Number 1 Hallowe’en title is based on decades of top carnival celebrations which attract tens of thousands of visitors to the city each year.This year’s programme includes a whole host of spooky events, including the creepy Chateau le Fear’s Trail of Terror, and the magical Awakening of the Walls.A whole host of family events will be taking place, including ghost tours, story-telling, the Rio Bravo Fiesta and some wicked workshops. All building up to the dramatic Rise of the River Gods carnival parade and fireworks finale event on October 31st.Voting remains open until October 12th and one vote can be logged per day atwww.10best.com/awards/travel/best-halloween-destinationTo download the Halloween programme visit www.derrystrabane.comSCARY DERRY TAKES THE LEAD IN HALLOWE’EN POLL was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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first_img“Due to heavy traffic there were a few schools I was unable to get to, but I will get them their baskets in the coming week.“This is by no means going to resolve all the problems of period poverty, but it is the start of a process of getting as many people as possible to buy into the “On the Ball” campaign.“I know several businesses in the city have joined the campaign and now have products provided in their toilets which is great and shows how our city is moving forward,” she added.Free period poverty campaign donations to Derry schools was last modified: March 14th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: SINN Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy says she has been delivering donations of products to school in Derry as part of a Period Poverty campaign in the city.She said: “For the past number of months I have been receiving donations from local businesses and members of the public towards the campaign.“I felt International Women’s day would be a good occasion to delivered baskets of free period poverty products to schools in the city. ShareTweetcenter_img .COUNCILLOR SANDRA DUFFYDerryFree period poverty campaign donations to Derry schoolsPeriod Poverty CampaignSSchoolSinn Feinlast_img read more

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first_imgThe footage shows multiple Wildwood Police Department officers working in concert to subdue a woman they identified as Emily Weinman, a 20-year-old from Philadelphia, who is seen flailing her arms and legs in a one-piece black swimsuit. Google+ Alexis Hewitt was sleeping on a towel next to Weinman when she heard the commotion and woke up. She confirmed to ABC News that she shot video of the altercation.“I was sleeping on the beach and I woke up to this… i can’t believe it…,” she wrote on Twitter.After Hewitt’s video went viral the Wildwood Police Department put out a release that an internal investigation was opened and the officers involved in the arrest of Weinman “have been reassigned to administrative duty” pending its outcome. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tumblr Mail Next PostMore Than $55K Raised For Teacher Who Stopped Shooter The cops manage to wrestle Weinman to the sand and one is seen throwing three punches with his right fist downward to her head, while another pins her bare legs.Numerous beachgoers circling the melee can be heard repeatedly warning Weinman, “Stop resisting.”Weinman faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and possession of alcohol by a minor. Daniella Hankey Facebookcenter_img Pinterest NewsWatch Woman Repeatedly Punched By New Jersey Cop During Underage Drinking Arrest By Daniella HankeyMay 28, 2018, 04:29 am 573 0 Linkedin Home NewsWatch Woman Repeatedly Punched By New Jersey Cop During Underage Drinking Arrest Previous PostDanica Patrick Ends Racing Career With Crash At Indy 500 Twitter NEW JERSEY (ABC NEWS)- A New Jersey police officer was recorded repeatedly punching a Philadelphia woman as they wrestled on the ground at a New Jersey beach over the Memorial Day weekend.Video of the confrontation, which took place in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday around 4 p.m., has been viewed almost 40,000 times on Twitter. “Chief [Robert] Regalbuto stated that while he finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgment until having the final results of the investigation,” the statement said.last_img read more

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first_img Pinterest Mail Twitter Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Customers of Appalachian Power, as well as Wheeling Power, will see rate reductions beginning Sept. 1 as the result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in a settlement agreement filed today with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The PSC must approve the agreement before it will go into effect.In a major provision of the settlement, the company will credit back to customers $25.5 million over a six-month period from September 2018 through February 2019, a 3.8 percent reduction in customer rates. A residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours (kWh) a month will see a $3.56 reduction in their monthly bill; for a customer using 2,000 kWh/month, the reduction would be $7.12.The PSC Staff, Consumer Advocate Division, WV Energy Users Group and Steel of West Virginia worked with the company to reach the settlement agreement. Kanawha County and the City of Charleston did not sign the agreement but are not opposing it.“We’re pleased to be able to reach agreement on a method to return tax dollars to customers that reduces rates now and addresses a number of issues that will benefit customers in the long term,”  said Appalachian Power President and COO Chris Beam.In addition to the six-month bill reduction, tax benefits will be used to pay off costs related to 2012 storms and certain power generation projects that would otherwise be paid by customers. This will reduce the company’s previously requested rate increase from $115 million to $98 million. A decision by the PSC, in that case, is expected in the first quarter of 2019.The settlement lays out how the one-time tax benefit of $235 million as the result of the TCJA will be returned to customers. Other provisions include:$18 million will fund a temporary winter rate discount for residential customers who use more than 1,350 kWh/month in December 2018 to February 2019.$15 million will be set aside to provide bill payment assistance to low-income residential customers.$20 million will be used to reduce subsidies currently paid by commercial and industrial customers.As part of another settlement agreement announced last week, $110 million will be used to offset fuel and vegetation management costs, allowing those rates to remain unchanged for the next two years, or until at least June 30, 2020.$71 million will be held in reserve to help offset future costs as determined by the Commission in 2019.$1 million will be set aside to promote economic development in the state through a program to be developed with the W.Va. Department of Commerce. Next PostFormer WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum II Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Facebook Tumblr Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Appalachian Power Customers May See Their Power Bills Reduced By Tyler BarkerAug 23, 2018, 14:32 pm 1313 1 Google+ Home NewsWatch Local News Appalachian Power Customers May See Their Power Bills Reduced Previous PostBluefield Man Arrested On Drug Charges Linkedinlast_img read more

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first_img Silver’s sojourn above the $20 spot price didn’t last long…and the Far East low, around $19.50 spot, came just before 3:00 p.m. local time…a few minutes before the 8:00 a.m. BST London open. After that, it was pretty much the same chart pattern in silver as it was in gold…with the sell-offs and rallies coming at the same times as gold as well.  Nothing free market about this. Silver’s low price tick in New York came just before 12:30 p.m. EDT…and Kitco recorded that as $19.38 spot.  The high tick in the Far East came shortly after 8:00 a.m. Tokyo time…and that looked to be around $20.30 spot.  Silver had an intraday price move of about 5 percent. Silver closed at $19.69 spot…back under $20 spot…and down 43 cents on the day.  Volume, net of roll-overs out of the July delivery month, was 32,500 contracts. JPMorgan wanted gold back under $1,300…and silver under $20…and they got their wish Not surprisingly, gold got sold down right from the time that trading began in the Far East at 8:00 a.m. in Hong Kong.  An interim low was in just minutes before the London open…and from there it didn’t do much until the 8:20 EDT Comex open in New York. The rally that began at that time, ran into a seller of last resort at 9:00 a.m….and then it was all down hill until 1:00 p.m. EDT.  The rally from that point lasted until 2:45 p.m…and then it got sold down for about thirty minutes before trading sideways into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close. The low tick at 1:00 p.m. EDT was recorded by Kitco at $1,275.40 spot…and the high…around $1,301 at the 8:00 a.m. open in Hong Kong. Gold closed at $1,282.60 spot…down an even $16.00 on the day.  Gross volume, with the lion’s share being of the high-frequency trading variety, was around 172,000 contracts. The dollar index, which closed in New York Friday afternoon at 82.41, jumped up about 10 basis points at the open on Sunday night in New York…and then chopped higher…hitting its high tick of 82.82 at 8:20 a.m. EDT, the exact time of the Comex open. But by 9:00 a.m. the index was back to 82.54…and traded sideways from there.  Then, starting around 1:00 p.m. EDT, it fell down to 82.31 by 2:30 p.m…before recovering a hair into the close.  The index closed at 82:45…up a whole 4 basis points from Friday’s close.  Here’s the 2-day dollar index chart. Gold: Dead Cat or Raging Bull? While GLD has tanked, gold bullion is selling like hotcakes. What is going on? For answers, The Street and Casey Research will host a free investors’ webinar on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. EST – with Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, and others. Register here to watch. (Click on image to enlarge) Sponsor Advertisement (Click on image to enlarge) (Click on image to enlarge) (Click on image to enlarge) Once the rallies in these metals are allowed to begin, it will be interesting to see how far JPMorgan will let the prices run to the upside now that they’re mega-long in both gold and copper…and they’re probably pretty much out of their short position in silver as well.  I would guess that they’re short positions in both platinum and palladium are either immaterial….or covered in other markets. I believe that today is options expiry on the Comex for all four precious metals…and the big traders have to be out by the end of the Comex session on Wednesday…and everyone else before first notice day, which is Friday.  The next four trading days…the end of the week and the quarter…could be educational in the precious metal markets. If we get through the Comex trading session today without any serious price activity in either gold or silver, we’ll be looking at a Commitment of Traders Report for the record books on Friday.  However, as we’ve already discovered in the past, “da boyz” are very good at withholding data from this report if it suits them…and it may suit them at this stage of the game.  We’ll find out at 3:30 p.m. EDT on that day. Not much happened during the Far East trading session on their Tuesday. All four precious metals got sold down a bit, but recovered going into the London open.  Gold volume is pretty high…46,000 contracts…but it’s a good bet that the vast majority of that is of the high-frequency trading variety.  Silver’s volume, net of roll-overs, is close to ‘normal’…whatever that means these days.  And as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:20 a.m. EDT…gold is up a hair from Monday’s close…and silver is flat.  Both platinum and palladium are up well over a percent. The dollar index is down about 14 basis points. Because of its effect on this Friday’s COT Report, I’ll be more than interested in what happens during the Tuesday trading session in New York today. And here’s your ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE to sign up for Casey Research’s FREE ON-LINE VIDEO EVENT.  It’s entitled “GOLD: Dead Cat…or Raging Bull?“ It features Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, Steven Feldman, Rob McEwen and Jeff Clark. They explore the recent fluctuations of the gold price and what it means for investors. Does gold’s drop signal the end of its bull run, or is it just taking a breather? Should investors load up on or unload gold? The free online event Gold: Dead Cat…or Raging Bull? hosted by The Street and Casey Research, with Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, and others will provide some answers.  This free video airs today, June 25th at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  It will be available for viewing after the initial stream for those who have schedule conflicts.  You can check it out…and then sign up for it here.  Based on the events of the last few weeks, it pretty much goes without saying that it will be worth your time. See you here tomorrow. The gold stocks gapped down at the open…hitting their nadir at around 10:20 a.m. in New York.  From there, they more or less traded sideways until just after 12:00 o’clock noon EDT…and then they rallied until 2:45 p.m. when gold printed its afternoon high tick.  Then they got sold off with the gold price going into the close.  The HUI was hit for another 4.19%. The silver shares got crushed again, with some of the juniors getting hit for double-digit losses.  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index was down 5.48%. (Click on image to enlarge) As I’ve stated before, along with every seller that’s dumping his position in a panic, or forced liquidation…is a ‘strong hands’ buyer[s] that’s scooping up everything that is falling off the table.  Unless their intent is to sell on the upside to cap any price rally, they won’t be selling any time soon. The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 151 gold and 8 silver contracts were posted for delivery tomorrow within the Comex-approved depositories.  In gold, it was “all the usual suspects”.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. With the end of the June delivery month at hand, there shouldn’t be too much left on the delivery schedule for either metal…and the First Day Notice numbers will be posted on the CME’s website late on Thursday evening…and I’ll have them for you in Friday’s column.  July is a big delivery month for silver…but not for gold. There were more withdrawals from both GLD and SLV on Monday.  In GLD, authorized participants withdrew 135,302 troy ounces…and in SLV it was a chunky 3,281,198 troy ounces.  Whether the withdrawal from SLV was of the ‘plain vanilla’ variety [or otherwise] is a question that I’ll have for Ted when I talk to him on the phone later today.  Personally, I could make a case for either scenario. The U.S. Mint had a sales report yesterday.  They sold 5,000 ounces of gold eagles…1,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 224,600 silver eagles. It was a busy day over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday.  They reported receiving 1,659,533 troy ounces of silver…and shipped out 540,763 troy ounces.  The link to that activity is here. In gold, the same depositories received 4,950 troy ounces…and shipped 321.50 troy ounces [10 kilobars…all from Brink’s, Inc.] out the door.  The link to that activity is here. It was another very decent day at the store, but it was wall-to-wall silver sales.  We didn’t sell an ounce of gold to anyone…either over the counter, or on an order-in basis. It’s Tuesday, but I took the axe out…and cut the stories down to a minimum…so I hope you can find the time to read the ones that interest you the most. The data suggests that JPMorgan has been the dominant buyer in COMEX gold, silver and copper on what have been deliberately set lower prices. In fact, there is no real connection between these three commodities other than JPMorgan being the most aggressive buyer amid sharply lower prices. Certainly, no one would suggest the fundamentals in these three different commodities had changed over the past few weeks to account for the dramatic price smashes. The only possible connection is JPMorgan. Since JPMorgan has been buying gold, copper and silver so aggressively, it is most reasonable for me to conclude that the price of these three commodities will move sharply higher once JPM gets all that they can get by rigging prices lower…actually, it looks like they are done by my reckoning, but with crooks you can never be sure until afterward. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…22 June 2013 I wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into Monday’s price action in gold and silver…although it was obvious to me that JPMorgan wanted gold back under $1,300…and silver under $20…and they got their wish.  Both attempts by both metals to rally to any degree got turned back in New York trading before they could get too far. Platinum and palladium weren’t spared…and although the markets for these two precious metal are almost microscopic when compared to gold and silver, JPMorgan also has a considerable short position in both of these as well.  It was obvious that they worked them over pretty good during the New York session yesterday. Here are the 3-year weekly charts for all four precious metals…plus copper.  You can see that, except for palladium, they are all horribly oversold…and this condition didn’t happen by accident, of course.  Oversold conditions, engineered or otherwise, don’t normally last long…and these will come to an end at a time of JPMorgan’s choosing, as they are running the show in all of these commodities at the moment.last_img read more

Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the season

first_imgChelsea maintained its perfect start to the season when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 Europa League victory at PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday.Two goals from Ever Banega and Wissam Ben Yedder led Sevilla, the most successful team in Europa League history, to a 5-1 thrashing of Standard Liege while Eintracht Frankfurt opened its campaign by upsetting Marseille 2-1.Arsenal, with former Sevilla coach Unai Emery now in charge, defeated Ukraine’s Vorskla 4-2 thanks to a double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and AC Milan edged past Dudelange of Luxembourg 1-0.Sitting atop the Premier League with five wins from five games, Chelsea rested Eden Hazard after the Belgium playmaker registered a hat trick in a 4-1 win against Cardiff on Saturday.Two Chelsea supporters were injured in an attack by suspected local fans shortly before dawn. Police said the two Englishmen were beaten by three assailants in central Thessaloniki.PAOK’s fans show a banner that reads: “Macedonia is one and only and it’s here” during a Group L Europa League soccer match between PAOK and Chelsea at Toumba stadium in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)An ambulance crew provided first aid but the men declined to be taken to hospital. The three assailants escaped and police said the fans of the London club did not wish to press charges.Here’s a look at Thursday’s games:WILLIAN LIFTS CHELSEAChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made five changes to his starting line-up against PAOK and his dominant team should have scored a hatful of goals.The out-of-form Alvaro Morata wasted several chances after captain Willian had finished off a speedy counter-attack in the seventh minute following good work from Ross Barkley.“We played very well, were in control of the match, and it would have been difficult for anybody to play against us this evening,” Sarri said.Chelsea’s Pedro Rodriguez, right, duels for the ball with PAOK’s Andre Vierinha during a Group L Europa League soccer match between PAOK and Chelsea at Toumba stadium in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Also in Group L, BATE Borisov of Belarus won 2-0 at Hungary’s Vidi.SEVILLA ON FIRESevilla, Europa League winners in 2014, 2015 and 2016, went ahead in the eighth minute against Standard thanks to a curling free kick by Banega.Standard leveled through Moussa Djenepo before Franco Vazquez made it 2-1 for the Spanish hosts in the 41st minute. Ben Yedder added two second-half goals and Banega completed the rout with a penalty.Also in Group J, Russian club Krasnodar won 1-0 at Turkey’s Akhisar Belediyespor.AUBAMEYANG’S ARSENAL JOYAubameyang opened the scoring for Arsenal against Vorskla in the 32nd minute when he converted an Alex Iwobi cross.Danny Welbeck headed in a center from Henrikh Mkhitaryan before Aubameyang made it 3-0 with a precise shot from outside the area.Substitute Mesut Ozil added the fourth goal from close range but Vorskla reduced the arrears thanks to captain Volodymyr Chesnakov and Vyacheslav Sharpar.For Emery, the Europa League is familiar territory, after he guided Sevilla to its three straight titles earlier this decade.Also in Group E, Sporting Lisbon scored twice in the second half to sink Qarabag 2-0.DAVID VS GOLIATHIt was a case of David vs Goliath when seven-time European champion Milan took on Dudelange, the first team from Luxembourg to reach the Europa League group stage.Dudelange did well to keep out Milan until Gonzalo Higuain struck the only goal of the game in the 59th minute.Real Betis’ Joaquin, right, shoots the ball in front of Olympiakos’ players during a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos Piraeus and Real Betis at the Karaiskakis Stadium, in Piraeus, near Athens, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Also in Group F, Olympiakos and Betis drew 0-0.LATE EINTRACHT WINNERSubstitute Luka Jovic struck one minute from time as German Cup winner Eintracht Frankfurt came back from a goal down to defeat last year’s Europa League runner-up Marseille 2-1 in a game played behind closed doors in France.Marseille went ahead in the third minute at the Stade Velodrome as Florian Thauvin crossed from the right for Lucas Ocampos to score.Frankfurt equalized in the second half through Lucas Torro before Jovic’s late winner.In the other Group H match, Lazio defeated Apollon 2-1.OTHER GAMESRangers, managed by former England midfielder Steven Gerrard, recovered from conceding a first-minute goal to draw 2-2 at Villarreal, while Rapid Vienna beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 in the other Group G game.In Group I, Genk defeated Malmo 2-0 and Besiktas eased past newcomer Sarpsborg 3-1.In Group A, Bayer Leverkusen rallied from two goals down to win 3-2 at Ludogorets Razgrad in Bulgaria.In a matchup between the champions of Scotland and Norway, Celtic beat Rosenborg 1-0. Also in Group B, Fredrik Gulbrandsen scored a minute before the end to give last year’s semifinalist Salzburg a 3-2 victory at Leipzig.___By KAREL JANICEK , Associated PressMore AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgEditor’s note: This story was originally published on November 14 and has been updated to reflect a new commentary on Yemen published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Three weeks ago, 10-year-old Sara was sitting up in her bed at a hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen. A small hole sliced into her throat was helping her breathe.She was recovering from a rare bacterial infection, called diphtheria. The bacteria had paralyzed part of her body. And there was only one reason why Sara was so sick: Yemen’s civil war.For the past three and a half years, both sides — the Saudi-backed government and Iran-backed rebels — have continually used disease and famine as weapons of war, two doctors write Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.Health-care providers can no longer stand by silently and let these atrocities occur, Dr. Louise Ivers and Dr. Amir Mohareb of Massachusetts General Hospital write in the commentary.”The rules of war, which protect health-care facilities, are being broken,” Ivers tells NPR. “International conventions guarantee medical organizations can do their work [in war zones]. Violations of those conventions should be a concern to everybody — for everybody’s future.”Throughout the civil war, both sides have attacked hospitals, pharmacies, water-treatment plants and sewage systems. During the first seven months of fighting, Doctors Without Borders reported that 39 hospitals were bombed — even though the charity gave the facilities’ GPS coordinates to both sides of the war. At the same time, troops have blocked key ports, preventing aid, fuel, drugs and vaccines from entering the country.As a result, diseases like cholera and diphtheria have cropped up and spread. Medical staff have had to flee. And 14 million people are on the brink of a famine.In the commentary, Ivers and Mohareb are calling on physicians around the world to advocate for a complete cease-fire and to urge the U.S. to stop supplying Saudi Arabia with weapons and logistically support.”Health-care workers are in a really unique position to stand up and say, ‘We understand what’s going on here. We understand that diseases, like diphtheria, don’t just emerge from thin air. They are caused by gross negligence of war rules or actual deliberate attempts to interrupt healthcare structures,’ ” Ivers says. “Doctors have a collective responsibility to take action.”Every 10 minutes a child dies in Yemen, on average, from a preventable disease, the United Nations says. More than 400,000 children are starving. Another 1.5 million are acutely malnourished and need aid to survive.”Yemen has become a hell on earth for millions of children,” says UNICEF’s regional director Geert Cappelaere. “Today every single boy, every single girl in Yemen is facing extremely dire needs.”Now Cappelaere — along with leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization — fear that lifesaving aid is in jeopardy.Just days after Cappelaere left the hospital, fighting in Hodeidah became so severe that health workers could no longer access the hospital. Many patients, including Sara, were quickly evacuated.And this violence is threatening to block food, medicine and other supplies coming into Yemen, warned U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on France Inter radio on Monday.With a major port on the Red Sea, the city of Hodeidah is a lifeline for humanitarian aid in Yemen. Eighty-five percent of the country’s food typically passes through this port, the World Health Organization says.”If the port at Hodeidah is destroyed, that could create an absolutely catastrophic situation,” Guterres says.It could push 12 million people — the number of Yemenis already close to famine — over the brink, says Suze van Meegen, protection and advocacy adviser in Yemen for the charity Norwegian Refugee Council.”We would be looking at death on a very, very large scale,” van Meegen says.For this reason, the U.N., UNICEF, WHO and numerous other humanitarian organizations are calling for an immediate cease-fire.”Not next week. Not in three weeks,” van Meegen says. “We need everyone to lay down their weapons and come back to the table to look for a real solution, not a violent one.”The Trump administration echoed that same sentiment two weeks ago. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a statement that peace talks must begin this month.At the same time, though, the U.S. continues to sell billions of dollars in weapons to the Saudis. And until it stopped last week, the U.S. was helping to refuel Saudi planes used in Yemen’s war. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

The Kohls Corp headquarters in Menomonee FallsK

first_imgThe Kohl’s Corp. headquarters in Menomonee Falls.Kohl’s chief administrative officer and long-time member of the senior leadership team Richard Schepp will retire Oct. 2.Richard ScheppSchepp spent almost two decades with the Menomonee Falls-based retailer, helping the company grow from less than 300 stores to an omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores.In recent years, he was a key architect of our Greatness Agenda, and has driven key initiatives around store optimization, said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, chief executive officer and president.“Rick has modeled the leadership qualities that I would hope to see in all of our teams,” Mansell said. “Perhaps most importantly for the future of the company, Rick has worked with me and our board to recruit and develop all of the senior leaders that are now in place to lead Kohl’s to an even brighter future.” Mansell will retire in May. His role will be split in two positions. Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief merchandising and customer officer will assume the role of CEO. Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer, will assume the role of president.Schepp’s replacement has not been announced. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Last updated on May 15th 2019 at 0450 pmGood Cit

first_imgLast updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:50 pmGood City Brewing plans to move office and warehouse operations to the Century City business park on Milwaukee’s northwest side and hopes to establish brewery operations there within two years.The East Side brewery will buy the 53,000-square-foot Century City One industrial building near the corner of West Capitol Drive and North Hopkins Street. The company will occupy the southern portion of the building and seek tenants to occupy the rest. General Capital Group co-developed the building with the city of Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett and city officials joined the company in announcing the deal.“Thanks a lot,” Good City co-founder Dan Katt said to Barrett just before the press conference.“Thanks a lot to you,” Barrett responded.The city and General Capital have been searching for more than two years to find a tenant for the building, the first constructed following the city’s purchase to redevelop much of the former A.O. Smith and Tower Automotive site.City leaders have compared the potential of Century City to the Menomonee Valley, which has seen a number of manufacturers and other businesses locate there following city investment.“Just as Palermo’s recognized the potential of the Menomonee Valley, Good City Brewing recognizes the potential of Century City,” Barrett said.Despite the construction of a brand new industrial building, the Century City project has not gained traction in recent years, although officials have said there has been interest. They also said they were looking for the right businesses that would bring a significant number of jobs. The development plan for the park set a target of 15 jobs per acre.While the six to 10 office jobs and two to four warehouse jobs Good City will initially bring to the site might fall short of those targets, Department of City Development commissioner Rocky Marcoux said he has confidence the building will be filled in the near future and used for beer production.“I think our biggest disappointment to date, and I think the mayor has spoken to it in many ways, is that the larger business community has not responded (to embrace Century City),” Marcoux said. “Now we have somebody in the business community who is young, who gets it, who understands where the future of the city is, because he wants to be part of the future of the city and he wants to help shape it. And that’s what we’ve got in Good City.”Barrett began has remarks by acknowledging the shooting death of a Milwaukee police officer last night, calling it “a sad morning” in the city.“When you look at what’s going on in this city, sometimes it’s hard to separate all the great things from the challenges that we face,” the mayor said.He said the best way to address those challenges is with the creation of new jobs.“If you provide economic opportunity, we will have enlightened business people who recognize the importance of this location and recognize the potential of this location,” Barrett said. “I am very pleased to announce today that good city brewing is that business that has the foresight, that has the vision and has the momentum to choose this site for its operations “Katt recalled a conversation 10 years ago with his eventual co-founder David Dupee where the two, along with their wives, decided they would commit to the city of Milwaukee. That commitment eventually led to the start of Good City Brewing two years ago with former Lakefront Brewery plant manager Andrew Jones.“Mostly this is a lot of fun for us because it’s kind of living out what we believe as people in the way that our business works,” Katt said of the decision to buy the Century City building.Good City opened in the former Crank Daddy bicycle shop on Farwell Avenue on the East Side in 2016 and in less than a year announced plans to expanded into the adjacent space and add a rooftop bar. In April 2017 the brewery inked a distribution deal with Beechwood Sales and Service to help continue its growth.Earlier this year Good City announced it would open a second production facility and tap room in the Entertainment Block near the new Milwaukee Bucks arena (the Fiserv Forum) downtown.The brewery’s production has steadily increased since opening, averaging 261 barrels per month for the six-months ending in May, according to state Department of Revenue records. For the same period last year Good City averaged 130 barrels.Katt said the company began looking for new space this spring as it has largely run out of room for production at the Farwell location.“We have some room over there to make more beer, but we don’t really have any room to support making more beer,” he said, adding that materials often have to arrive at the last minute and equipment has to move in and out of the building daily to make room.He said Good City looked at a number of locations including the former Fazio Automotive building across Farwell from the current facility, near west side locations off Clybourn Street and some options closer to downtown.When he initially toured the Century City One building, he was impressed, but knew Good City did not need the entire space.“As we got further along and looked at other spaces, there’s just not much out there,” Katt said. “For our immediate need, this was the best possible space, not even close. Everything else was kind of like our building on Farwell, it’s like low ceilings and you can’t really store anything and it’s overpriced and there’s no loading docks, and all the stuff you run into in the city.”“We didn’t necessarily feel like we had to fill the whole building, but we could participate in helping fill the building and get more businesses up here.”The deal still needs final approvals from various city panels and Katt said Good City is targeting an Oct. 1 closing. The brewery does have approval for temporary occupancy and plans to begin moving in as soon as possible.He said Good City has spent a lot of time dealing with production issues caused by space limitations.“There’s not going to be long-term stress over always needing to be looking for the next space because we have it here,” he said. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

100PM Friday Film Series Conspiracies Cover Up

first_img1:00PM Friday Film Series: Conspiracies & Cover Ups. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their January Film Series: Conspiracies & Cover Ups. This week’s film will be Michael Clayton, see additional details here.*Advertisement* Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured! Here’s what else you need to know for today… Weather Forecast: Currently Join us at Exhale Battery Wharf on Tuesday January 15th for the launch of our NEW Core Cycle program! We will be debuting our two NEW classes, Rhythm + Ride and Ride + Results, continue reading. How ’bout a revolution?: A new restaurant on Hanover Street in the North End will serve dinner each day without a menu. The 35-seat restaurant will be serve dinner every night at 6PM and the entire meal will be served family style on two long tables, read more on Universal Hub. 6:30PM NEMPAC Evening & Concert at the Gallery: Neave Piano Trio. Stop by Bijou de la Vida Private Gallery at 390 Commercial Street for an evening of food, wine, and music. The program features the Neave Piano Trio who has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances, see additional details here. Need to submit a post? Great, start here! From the Community: Currently Things to know for Friday Today is Friday, January 11 and in just a few short days it will be the 100 year anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood. Tune in to NorthEndWaterfront.com for highlights commemorating the 100th anniversary on January 15th. In the meantime, read this feature at the Boston Globe. Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar. Currently North End spot would be like going to grandma’s for Sunday dinner, if grandma were Italian and spent the whole day cooking New Year, New Cycle Classes! Notable News:last_img read more

Even as we rise from the tragic ruins in the after

first_imgEven as we rise from the tragic ruins in the aftermath of disasters, we remember the fateful days of Dec. 8th in Asia, particularly in the Philippines, and December 7th in the West, as the onset of World War II in the Pacific Theater on Dec. 8, 1941 with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The invasion of the Philippines followed soon after with the first bombs striking Baguio in the Philippines 72 years ago.Today, relations of friendliness and enmity have changed, as in the wake of Yolanda, particularly in our Central Visayas, with the tremendous inpouring of aid from innumerable foreign countries (including Japan), civic, charitable and religious organizations, besides that from our own fellow Filipinos, including the Cebu provincial government and the #Bangon Sugbo and Mega Cebu movements extending aid to Leyte and Samar. Thank you and may God bless you all!.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeDespite all of these, it is disturbing to hear complaints from an official of one of the stricken areas belatedly, even tearfully, complaining of “favoritism” about aid given out, and in a few other areas, “withheld,” making one fearful that with things settling down, partisan politics is now rearing its head again.For now, many evacuees (shades of our own evacuation trials during World War II) have been thankfully housed in tents and bunkhouses built for them by government as well as nongovernment bodies, while relocation, rehabilitation and reconstruction is slowly helping them to go on with their respective lives and pursuits, even back in their towns which are slowly being rebuilt. PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Companies and government offices, while going for simpler Christmas celebrations, are still able to provide their workers with year-end bonuses. On the other hand, retirees, seniors and PWDs still await their promised benefits, even if in Cebu those expecting their final tranche of P4,000 this year will have to settle, for now, for P2,000.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipNow for some anniversary happenings. Last Sunday, Dec. 9th, was The Philipine Daily Inquirer’s 28th, and the Department of Energy’s 41st anniversaries, as well as December being Energy Consciousness month; and the same day, Dec. 9th being International Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Day.As for outstanding people in the news, journalist and martial Law heroine Boots Anson Roa, widow of the late Pete Roa, is getting married to Francisco “King” Rodrigo, Jr.; and former senator Panfilo Lacson has been designated presidential assistant for rehabilitation. While internationally, iconic anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who recently passed away, was honored in a national memorial service last Tuesday and will be buried on Dec. 15th .And now, for some of this Bystander’s personal involvements. Saturday last week, together with the staff of our Cebu Council Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP), we drove out to Sibonga in southern Cebu after lunch to attend a wedding. One of our Cebu Council GSP staff drivers, Ray Maglasang of Consolacion was marrying Jasmine Sagayno of Sibonga, who does production work at the Mactan Economic Zone.The out-of-town trip was a treat for me, a mostly home-bound Bystander. Just a few years ago, I used to join similar trips as a GSP board member with the GSP professional staff to visit our various GSP troops in Cebu province. That was when I got to see almost all of Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT The Sibonga parish church is one of Cebu’s beautiful old stone churches in a town unaffected by supertyphoon Yolanda. After the wedding, we drove further south to Argao for the wedding party at the beautiful seaside Calumpang Beach Resort. With attending GSP officers, board members and the staff we occupied one of the large guest tables in front of the table of the wedding pair at the seaside. The traditional post-wedding local rituals taken cared of, the new bride and groom thanked their guests, after which we city resident motored back home, tired, but fulfilled and happy for Ray and Jasmine.On tap for next week’s Bystandering: our Zonta Club of Cebu I monthly meeting at the Cebu Country Club in Banilad yesterday, the monthly “Women’s Kapihan” which I host at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. over radio station dyLA, and our GSP Cebu Council annual “Handog sa Pasko 2013” on Sunday at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SM City Center, Cebu City.Till next week, then, in this holiday month of December, may God continue to bless us, one and all, as we wish you all in advance, a blessed and joyous Christmas!Read Next Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements View comments Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Last Sunday was the Second Sunday of Advent, the second of four Sundays in preparation of clearing the way for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord on Christmas Day. Then Monday, Dec. 9th, was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On March 25th earlier this year, we observed the Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin by the Angel Gabriel of Her conceiving of the Lord Jesus, who would be born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, the blessed and joyous holiday the year we will celebrate 12 days from today!Last Tuesday was the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto, and yesterday, that of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of our Cebu barangay Guadalupe. After our trying ordeals of natural disasters in an earthquake, floods and a supertyphoon, what a bounty of blessings to prepare us for Christmas Day!ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep LATEST STORIES Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Painters refuse to go quietly Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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By Alexey Savelyev FFWPU Russia A blessed member

first_imgBy Alexey Savelyev, FFWPU RussiaA blessed member living in Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Russian Republic of Karelia, was the initiator of a roundtable held in the city administration building on Monday, June 24, 2019.The program, “Universal Values and Healthy Families as the Basis of Peace and Development,” was initiated by Mr. Artyom Mamaev, who created the public organization Fathers of Karelia. Because of the activism of Artyom and his family, his organization has become well-known and respected in the city, and he could receive permission from the mayor to conduct the program in the administration building.The public organization Mother’s Heart, which has been operating in Karelia for 10 years, co- organized the program. Representatives of the Public Chamber of Karelia, the ombudsman for children, officials from the city administration, representatives of the Muslim community, Catholics, and leaders of public organizations attended the event.Artyom Mamaev was the moderator of the program. The director of the Civil Registry Office, Mrs. Elina Schelina, made a presentation on the main social problems of the family. A representative of the mufti of the Republic of Karelia spoke about domestic violence and its prevention.Then Mr. Alexey Savelyev, vice president of FFWPU for the Eastern Europe region, introduced the concept of the Family Festival as a program to strengthen the family, and he invited the local leaders to work together to solve the republic’s social problems.Representing the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), Mrs. Zarina Gomozova introduced programs for the moral education of young people and preparing them to build strong families.Artyom Mamaev related an experience of the family club, which began working in Petrozavodsk together with the Mother’s Heart organization, and his colleague spoke about a game store project as a platform for family communication.In the second part of the program, specific proposals were discussed for a program of action for 2019 for all the roundtable participants. The final document will be drafted within two weeks.The next step is the participation of the Family Federation and Fathers of Karelia in the city parade of families, which will be held on July 8. As part of this program, a Family Festival will be held in which couples can take part in a marriage rededication.Artyom Mamaev, with the support of the director of Mother’s Heart, Mrs. Galina Vlasova, will contact the heads of the communities of Karelia to hold roundtables and will suggest a program for the joint solution of social problems.last_img read more

Bloody Elbow

first_img Bloody Elbow Lockdown duffle bag Nurmagomedov Signs Biggest Deal in UFC History Fightful Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Sponsored Content Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Gordon Ryan Competition Kit UFC 240: Fights to make Standard Ranked Rashguard ProMax 440 BJJ GI Standard BJJ Gi UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card More: Medicare Part D: Open Enrollment is Here. Find Info & Costs Yahoo! Search Gloves More From For the first time in nearly three years, Fedor Emelianenko will return to the Untied States, even if not in a fighting capacity.According to MMAFighting.com, the former PRIDE heavyweight champion will take part in the Bellator 134 fan festivities ahead of the event. He will join the likes of Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie in autograph signings and fan interactions at the Mohegan Sun.”He’s a legend of the sport,” Bellator president Scott Coker said. “He should be here meeting his fans. We’re excited, because it’s the first time he’s been in the United States for I want to say three years. It’s a big deal.”Emelianenko, who went 34-4 (1) during his illustrious 12-year career, still frequents M-1 Challenge events in Russia, and works tirelessly promoting the sport in his native country as the President of the MMA Union in Russia. Given his priorities back home, his participation in the Bellator festivities is a one-time thing, as he has not signed a deal like Gracie.”I know some people will look into it more than what they should,” Coker said. “We have a good relationship with Fedor. He’s happy to come. How great for the fans?”At the beginning of 2015, it was rumoured that Coker was interested in signing Fedor to compete under the Bellator banner. BloodyElbow.com was able to confirm his intentions, as well as Fedor’s rejection of the offer. Accessories Recommended by [Photos] Prince William And Kate Middleton’s New Home Is… Finance 101 Latest From Our Partners White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him [Gallery] She Never Married And Now We Know Why BrainSharper Sale Almost No One Can Name These 70s TV Characters! Trivia Boss King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt [Photos] Remember Him? Wait Till You See Him Now The Primary Market Apparel White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Latest From MMA Warehouse Bellator 134 takes place Feb. 27 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Esther Lin – Strikeforce Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack Good Night Tee Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMAlast_img read more

ProMax 440 BJJ GI

first_img ProMax 440 BJJ GI Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series After a busy week at UFC 230, even with the headlines focusing mainly on Daniel Cormier’s heavyweight title defense against Derrick Lewis and Jon Jones’ return from his latest suspension to face Alexander Gustafsson, the key takeaway from Cormier and Jones was that they both no longer have any interest in facing the other.For Cormier, he will tell you that his career is coming to a close and he has one fight left.For Jones, he will tell you that he’s already beaten Cormier twice — even if the second win was overturned due to a drug test failure — and he knocked Cormier out in that second fight, and thus, there is nothing let to prove.What’s the saying about he who doth protests too much?Cormier and Jones are headed for two different but very significant legacies historically, but at the end of the day, they are prizefighters, with money — not championships — being the ultimate prize.Both are very secure in their standings as all-time greats.Jones is probably the most talented fighter the sport has ever seen. Nobody has fought consistent top competition at the level he has and never lost legitimately. His lone loss was via disqualification to Matt Hamill in 2009 for illegal elbows in a fight that should have been stopped before what was an inadvertent foul. Only twice, Jones’ first fight against Gustafsson and his second against Cormier, did it even feel like the opponent had the ability to even hang with him. Gustafsson was competitive to the end, and Cormier won a round, perhaps even two, before he was knocked out in the third in a decision since overturned.The other claimants to the mantle of GOAT — Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, Fedor Emelianenko, and Cormier — can’t make that claim.Cormier, meanwhile, was the first fighter to not just win, but defend championships in two different weight classes at the same time. While it is debatable whether he should be considered the greatest fighter ever to have a clean track record in drug tests, a category that eliminates both Jones and Silva, he has to be in any discussion.But provided Jones gets by Gustafsson a second time, what is the fight he can make the most money in? And what is the fight Cormier can make the most money in?No, it’s not each other. It’s actually Brock Lesnar for Jones, and arguably the same for Cormier, although it is far from a lock that Cormier vs. Lesnar earns more than Cormier vs. Jones III.But is that actually going to happen? Lesnar’s situation changed greatly a few weeks ago. He seemed destined to fight for the UFC in early 2019, probably against Cormier for the heavyweight championship, contingent upon Cormier getting past Lewis at UFC 230. Lesnar can challenge for the heavyweight championship even though his last actual sanctioned Octagon win was in 2010. Such is the unique nature of a sport fueled by marquee attractions and a fan base that has historically shown they will pay more to see Lesnar fight than anyone on the active roster aside from Conor McGregor. But then Leati Joe Anoa’i, better known as Roman Reigns — the handpicked top star in World Wrestling Entertainment — found out that leukemia, a disease he battled 11 years ago, had returned.Lesnar was at first going to leave pro wrestling after Reigns fulfilled his multi-year quest of beating Lesnar this past April. But when Saudi Arabia flashed a checkbook of more than $40 million per show in Vince McMahon’s direction, suddenly the safer world of pro wrestling gave Lesnar a monetary offer you couldn’t turn down to do a few more shows, a run that was scheduled to end this past Friday.But with Reigns out, Lesnar got a new offer from McMahon to replace Reigns as his top singles champion. Lesnar agreed secretly to the new deal, and won the pro wrestling championship again. The new deal is for multiple shows, but its length of time has been kept secretive. But it is known that Lesnar is scheduled as late as April of next year for WrestleMania.The deal does allow him to take a UFC fight, but whether Lesnar really will do that during this contractual term with WWE is a bigger question. And for Cormier, with the sands of the hourglass of his career rapidly running out, and him continuing to say he’s done in March after his 40th birthday, the Lesnar fight is far less of a sure thing than it seemed a month ago.If Lesnar is out of the equation, Cormier has said Jones is his second choice. If Lesnar is out of the equation, Jones can say whatever he wants, but aside from Lesnar, there is nobody he can draw against even close to that of Cormier. If it’s not his next fight after Gustafsson, and Cormier follows through on his retirement, the fight will never happen.Let’s look at how Fortunes Changed for Five Stars of Saturday’s UFC 230. DANIEL CORMIER — After the win over Lewis, Cormier spelled out his timeline. He wants to fight on March 2 in Las Vegas in what would be his retirement fight. Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) is choice No. 1. Jones (22-1, 1 NC) is choice No. 2. The third choice would be a rematch with Stipe Miocic (18-3).If Cormier was to beat Jones in his retirement fight, he would possibly become the first person to hold two championships in the UFC at the time of his retirement depending on the weight class for the trilogy showdown.DERRICK LEWIS — Despite losing in his title fight, this recent run with a win over Alexander Volkov followed by a loss to Cormier was the highest-profile run of Lewis’ career. Lewis should face Curtis Blaydes (10-1), if Blaydes loses on Nov. 24 to Francis Ngannou. If Blaydes wins, they could still do that fight. Lewis vs. Ngannou, because of how bad their first meeting was, seems like a fight to avoid doing. RONALDO “JACARE” SOUZA — Souza (26-6, 1 NC) seems to have two options. The first would be to wait and face the winner of a proposed Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum title fight that is tentatively on track for a Feb. 9 pay-per-view show in Australia. The only other viable fighting options would be to have a No. 1 contender fight with either Luke Rockhold (16-4) or Israel Adesanya (15-0).JARED CANNONIER — Cannonier (11-4) was fighting at heavyweight until his ninth pro fight. With his second-round stoppage of David Branch (22-5), Cannonier’s next opponent could be Adesanya, but a more viable direction would be either Chris Weidman (14-4) or Paulo Costa (12-0). ISRAEL ADESANYA — “The Last Stylebender” is still undefeated, and his first-round win over Derek Brunson (18-7) saw him pass his toughest test to date with flying colors. There is a natural matchup for Adesanya in Anderson Silva (34-8, 1 NC), whose latest suspension ends this month. Adesanya has clear starpower, and him against Silva could headline a show. A win in that situation would greatly increase Adesanya’s star power going forward. Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Latest From Our Partners Lockdown duffle bag Gloves Accessories Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Standard Ranked Rashguard Standard BJJ Gi Latest From MMA Warehouse More From Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars MMA Fighting Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Good Night Tee Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Daniel Cormier defeated Derrick Lewis at UFC 232. Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? More: Apparel Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Sale Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? 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TBT When Tufts Floating Hospital Sailed the Boston Harbor

first_imgTBT: When Tufts’ Floating Hospital Sailed the Boston Harbor Today, Tufts is trying to identify the child in an iconic historical photo. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* By Jamie Ducharme· 1/19/2017, 8:00 a.m. Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. center_img Floating Hospital/Photo providedToday, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center sits squarely on Washington Street, near Chinatown. But less than a century ago, it didn’t have a street address at all.Between 1894 and 1927, Floating Hospital for Children was just that: a pediatric hospital on a boat. At the time—a time when pediatric medicine as we know it did not exist—many people believed that fresh air, and particularly sea air, could help sick children. By that logic, a boat was the perfect home for a hospital.Reverend Rufus Tobey, the assistant pastor at the South End’s Berkeley Temple, pushed the idea forward, eventually raising enough money to charter an old barge, called the Clifford, around the Boston Harbor. It served 1,110 children that first summer, and picked up steam over time.In the early 1900s, buoyed by the program’s success, Boston Floating Hospital moved to a better, bigger, newer boat equipped to provide more sophisticated medical care. On that boat, doctors pioneered infant formula, advanced the idea of kindergarten (for the healthy siblings of children getting treatment), and laid the foundation for modern-day pediatrics.In 1927, in a twist of fate, the Floating caught fire and burned down to sea level. (No patients were on board.) Only then did its operations move to solid land, where they remain today.Recently, Daniel Bird, Tufts Medical Center’s director of volunteer services and the hospital’s “unofficial historian,” coauthored a book about the Floating. While researching, he time and time again came across an iconic 1914 image of one of the Floating’s young passengers posing with a life preserver, as was a common practice at the time.Bird is trying to identify the boy in this image/Photo provided“[The photo] became synonymous with the hospital, yet we didn’t even know who it was,” Bird remembers. “We said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great and fun to know who this person was, and how they came to be on the ship that day?”A year after his book hit shelves, Bird is intensifying his quest to identify the child in the photograph. While he admits it might be tricky, Bird says he’d love to finally put a name to a face.“I’d love to have a story attached to that photo,” he says.Whether or not Bird ever tracks down the answer, he says it’s been a joy to share the Floating’s whimsical story with the public.“At one time it was phenomenally famous,” he says. “It just got totally lost in the history, and it’s been fun to bring it back.”If you know anything about the identity of the boy in the photo, contact Jeremy Lechan, in Tufts Medical Center’s department of media relations, at jlechan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org. 000 Printlast_img read more

Maria Shriver to Discuss Alzheimers in Boston

first_imgMaria Shriver to Discuss Alzheimer’s in Boston The Alzheimer’s activist will speak at Friday’s Brain Health Fair. 4/19/2017, 9:36 a.m. Maria Shriver photo by Kelly Huston on Flickr/Creative CommonsJournalist, author, and activist Maria Shriver will speak about brain health and Alzheimer’s in Boston on Friday.Shriver is joining the Brain Health Fair, a free event hosted by the American Academy of Neurology. She’ll discuss the ongoing battle against Alzheimer’s disease, and her contributions to the fight.Shriver’s personal interest in Alzheimer’s began when her father was diagnosed in 2003. Today, however, much of her advocacy work is focused on women and Alzheimer’s, since the brain disease strikes female patients with disproportionate frequency—and doctors aren’t totally sure why. She founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Move for Minds to call attention to that discrepancy, and help raise money for research.In addition to Shriver’s speech, the Brain Health Fair will include presentations from leading neurologists, including Boston University CTE expert Robert Stern; a student science fair; an exhibition hall where attendees can learn about the brain; a film festival; an “ask a neurologist” booth; and more. You can even hold a real human brain, if you so choose.The festival will be held Friday, April 21—which Mayor Marty Walsh proclaimed Brain Health Awareness Day—at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Shriver will speak at 10:25 a.m.Free, 4/21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, patients.aan.com. 000 Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. center_img Print Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* By Jamie Ducharme· last_img read more

Nine Cape Cod Homes for Sale with Weathered Grey Shingles

first_img 70071 Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Nine Cape Cod Homes for Sale with Weathered Grey Shingles That faded cedar look would not be complete without a few hydrangea bushes. By Madeline Bilis· Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. center_img 7/24/2018, 2:33 p.m. Print Photo via William Raveis RE & Home Services1. 9 Duffy Road, YarmouthPrice: $259,900Size: 840 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 1Photo via Today Real Estate2. 186 Breakwater Road, BrewsterPrice: $950,000Size: 1,890 square feetBedrooms: 4Baths: 1.5Photo via Kinlin Grover Real Estate3. 33 Bay Lane, BarnstablePrice: $675,000Size: 2,025 square feetBedrooms: 4Baths: 3Photo via Realty Edge4. 20 Scholl Avenue, YarmouthPrice: $219,900Size: 840 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 1Photo via Craigville Realty Co5. 12 Quaker Lane, BrewsterPrice: $395,000Size: 1,122 square feetBedrooms: 3Baths: 1William Raveis R.E. & Home Services6. 45 McMenamy Drive, FalmouthPrice: $895,000Size: 2,868 square feetBedrooms: 4Baths: 3Photo via oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty7. 246 Brick Hill Road, OrleansPrice: $749,000Size: 2,078 square feetBedrooms: 5Baths: 2Photo via Sofia Naoom8. 8 Ocean Park E #8, DennisPrice: $249,900Size: 548 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 1Photo via William Raveis Chatham9. 9 Windward Passage, ChathamPrice: $749,900Size: 2,231 square feetBedrooms: 4Baths: 4last_img read more