Paul Weller To Rock Save The Children Christmas Tree Sessions

first_imgSave the Children UK is thrilled to announce a stellar line-up for its annual Christmas Tree Sessions.Brit pop band Supergrass’s Gaz Coombes, indie rock bands Lanterns on the Lake and The Moons, jazz and soul musician Will Heard and Modfather Paul Weller (who will be performing a select number of his classic tracks), will all take to the stage of London’s iconic Union Chapel for an eclectic evening of live music and entertainment.The evening is curated and hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne. There will be Christmas readings from writer and journalist Caitlin Moran, comedians Chris Addison, Dom Joly and Peter Serafinowicz and Scottish writer, John Niven.There will also be music from the fabulous London Metropolitan Orchestra. Directed by Andy Brown the troupe has recorded countless film scores, as well as played with Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, U2 and the Pet Shop Boys.The acts will be wearing their favourite festive sweaters to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and hope the audience will wear theirs too.Lauren Laverne said: “Gaz Coombes and Paul Weller are brilliant live and it’s not often you get the chance to see such big names in such an intimate venue. Save the Children’s Christmas Tree Sessions is a great night, for a great cause, I can’t wait.”The event is on Thursday 5th December and will be broadcast live on The Guardian website. Tickets cost £40.All proceeds will go to Save the Children’s Syria Crisis Appeal, which is helping give children food, clean water, medicine and clothing. This Christmas, more than 1million Syrian children will be living in refugee camps or temporary accommodation, miles from their home. Many have lost or been separated from members of their family. Your help can make all the difference.Last year’s Christmas Tree Sessions had an equally incredible line-up that included Spiritualized, Band of Skulls, Fyfe Dangerfield, Kodaline and Elbow’s Guy Garvey in a phenomenal one-off duet with Myleene Klass. This sell-out event was also viewed by 64,000 music fans around the globe via You Tube live-stream and video-on-demand.To watch out for updates on this year’s line-up and to buy tickets, visit www.savethechildren.org.uk/xmastreesessions. All proceeds from the night will support Save the Children’s life-changing work with children affected by the Syrian crisis. Tickets are £40 and will be on sale soon.Source:Save the Children UKlast_img read more

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The Latest Phoenix police locate mother of dead newborn

first_imgPHOENIX — The Latest on a dead newborn found at an Amazon facility (all times local):8:50 a.m.Phoenix police say investigators have located and contacted the mother of a newborn baby girl found dead in a women’s restroom inside an Amazon distribution centre.A police statement doesn’t say whether the woman of the baby discovered Wednesday night is an Amazon employee and that her identity is being withheld.The statement issued Thursday said the police investigation will continue in consultation with the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.The massive distribution centre on the city’s southwest side is one of several Amazon sites in metro Phoenix.___6:30 a.m.Phoenix police say a newborn baby was found dead in a women’s restroom inside an Amazon distribution centre.Sgt. Vince Lewis says the baby was found Wednesday evening and that Phoenix firefighters responded and confirmed that the baby was deceased.Lewis says a death investigation is underway.Amazon says in a statement it’s working with police to support their investigation and calling the incident “terribly sad and tragic.”The massive distribution centre on the city’s southwest side is one of several Amazon sites in metro Phoenix.The gender of the baby was not disclosed.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Study: 100,000 Moroccans Live with Alzheimer’s Disease

Rabat – The study warns that the number of individuals living with dementia will continue to increase in the coming years, which will put pressure on the country’s economy.Although the country does not provide official statistics on the prevalence of dementia or Alzheimer’s, the study estimated that the rate of Alzheimer’s disease is not as high as other countries. According to the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) report, deaths caused by Alzheimer’s or dementia reached 9,847 in the same year, representing 5.60 percent of total deaths in the country, ranking Morocco 16th globally. Worldwide, about 50 million people are living with dementia, which causes “deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.”Nearly 10 million new cases of dementia are registered every year around the world, according to WHO.Read Also: French NGO Raises Autism Awareness with World Premiere White PaperWhile dementia mainly affects elderly people, WHO states that it is “not a normal part of aging.”Meanwhile, Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, is a disease that degenerates brain cells, resulting in the patient’s gradual loss of memory, speech, movement, and the ability to think clearly.The total estimated cost of dementia worldwide is $818 billion according to 2015 statistics by the international nonprofit organization, Alzheimer Disease International.The cost represents 1.09 percent of global GDP in 2015, and mayl reach more than $1 trillion by 2018.In Morocco, there is insufficient diagnosis equipment for dementia. read more

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SecretaryGeneral saddened by death of former Republic of Korea leader

24 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep sadness over the news of the sudden death of Roh Moo-hyun, the former President of the Republic of Korea (ROK). “I pay tribute to the late President Roh, who exerted tireless efforts to promote democracy, undertake various reform measures and pave the way for building an advanced society in Korea,” Mr. Ban said in a statement. “May he rest in peace.” He extended his condolences to Mr. Roh’s family and also conveyed his sympathy to the Government and people of ROK on losing their former head of State. read more

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Former Rwandan intelligence chief pleads not guilty in UN war crimes court

14 October 2009A former Rwandan intelligence chief who was caught recently after being on the run for nine years entered a plea of not guilty today as he made his first appearance in front of the United Nations tribunal which indicted him for his role in the country’s 1994 genocide. The start date of the trial of Idelphonse Nizeyimana, a former second in command for intelligence and military operations at an officers’ school, will be announced later by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which is based in Arusha, Tanzania.Mr. Nizeyimana faces five counts of genocide or complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, and crimes against humanity for his actions during the genocide, when an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutu moderates were killed by Hutu militants, mainly by machete, during a period of less than 100 days.His alleged crimes include ordering the execution of former Rwandan Queen Rosalie Gicanda, a symbolic figure for all Tutsis.Mr. Nizeyimana, through the chain of command, is alleged to have exercised authority over soldiers and personnel and was perceived as a member of the elite inner circle (Akazu) of the late President Juvenal Habyarimana. He was arrested in Kampala, Uganda, on 5 October and was transferred to the UN Detention Facility in Arusha the following day. read more

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Azerbaijan exacerbating NagornoKarabakh conflict Armenia tells UN debate

25 September 2010Azerbaijan is exacerbating the dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region with its “unabated war rhetoric, increased violations of the ceasefire regime and the unprecedented increase” of its military budget, the Foreign Minister of Armenia told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today. Azerbaijan is exacerbating the dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region with its “unabated war rhetoric, increased violations of the ceasefire regime and the unprecedented increase” of its military budget, the Foreign Minister of Armenia told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today.Addressing the third day of the debate, Edward Nalbandian said the peace process for Nagorno-Karabakh – an autonomous region during Soviet times that is part of Azerbaijan’s territory but is occupied by Armenian forces – was moving forward through the mediation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairs.But Mr. Nalbandian said Azerbaijan was attempting to mislead the international community about the nature of the dispute, “presenting the consequences of the conflict as it causes.”He said the people of Nagorno-Karabakh had exercised their right to self-determination two decades ago.“They fought for their right to freedom, withstanding the brutal war unleashed by Azerbaijan that was suppressing them for 70 years and attempting to cleanse them from their ancestral home. For that purpose, it even resorted to the use of mercenaries closely linked to international terrorist organizations.”He also said that Azerbaijan was using money from oil revenues to fund military adventures.“Azerbaijan continues to reject the proposals to sign an agreement on the non-use of force and threat of force, and the calls for the consolidation of the ceasefire. Thus, by its stance, Azerbaijan represents a threat to regional peace and security.”He added that “Azerbaijan should refrain from its continuous attempts to shift the settlement process to other than the Minsk Group formats and frameworks and it should refrain from provocative and bellicose statements and actions so that the negotiation process could proceed in a more constructive and effective course.”The Foreign Minister said Azerbaijanis had destroyed thousands of delicately carved cross stones in Nakhichevan that date back from the ninth to the 16th centuries.“Thousands of these giant mediaeval sculptures were bulldozed under the Azerbaijani Government’s watchful eyes and this area was turned into a military ground in a Government-sanctioned operation.”Today Mr. Nalbandian met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, with the two officials discussing the situation in the wider Southern Caucasus region.Mr. Ban stressed the importance of peace and stability in the area and said the United Nations was prepared to help in any way it could, especially on the humanitarian front. read more

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Positive power of sports highlighted on UN Day against Drug Abuse

As part of the annual observance, the UN Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) — the UN’s lead agency fighting illicit drugs and international crime – sponsored a wide range of activities around the world. The agency’s headquarters in Vienna organized a “day of fun and sports” for 300 children at the city’s International School. In Thailand, Myanmar, Colombia, Bolivia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Kenya, UNDCP offices engaged the local communities in sporting events and live entertainment.In a message marking the Day, UNDCP Executive Director Pino Arlacchi pointed to the agency’s use of sports to help children build lives on the playing fields, away from dangerous streets where drugs can be a temptation. “Anyone who has participated in sports knows the exhilaration of scoring a goal in football or hockey, smacking the ball in cricket or baseball or sinking a game-winning basket,” Mr. Arlacchi said. “Sports bring out the best in young people by building teamwork, camaraderie and friendships that can last a lifetime.” Calling attention to the important role played by renowned athletes in the agency’s “Sports, Not Drugs” media campaign, he urged all athletes to “stand up and help UNDCP to shape a future where goals, baskets and match points count more than drugs.” Athletes’ contribution to raising awareness about the dangers of drugs was also flagged by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his message for the Day. “I look forward to working as a team with them and all anti-drug abuse campaigners to achieve our common goal of encouraging young people to cherish their bodies, hone their minds and build fruitful lives in which there is no place for drug abuse,” he said.The Secretary-General also stressed the need for communities to become involved in reaching young people. “If we are to promote alternatives to drug-taking lifestyles, entire communities – civic groups, businesses, teachers, doctors and parents – must be involved in the effort to reach into young people’s lives and grasp their concerns,” he said. The anti-drugs Day has been marked annually following a December 1987 decision of the UN General Assembly. The Assembly made its decision on a recommendation of the International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which, on 26 June 1987, had adopted the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Outline of Future Activities in Drug Abuse Control. read more

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Broncos snap Steelers sixgame winning streak 2417

DENVER — Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger’s 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to seal Denver’s 24-17 win over Pittsburgh that snapped the Steelers’ six-game winning streak Sunday.The Broncos (5-6) used four takeaways to counter a 97-yard touchdown toss from Roethlisberger to JuJu Smith-Schuster.Roethlisberger was 41 of 56 for 462 yards, but he was intercepted twice and the Steelers (7-3-1) lost two fumbles in losing for the first time since September.Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and the game-deciding touchdown on just 14 carries for Denver, which also ended the Chargers’ six-game winning streak last week and would have snapped Houston’s five-game roll were it not for a missed field goal as time expired.Cornerback Bradley Roby and safety Darian Stewart were burned on Smith-Schuster’s long touchdown grab, but they made up for it when they teamed up on the final play of the third quarter for Denver’s third takeaway.Roby forced James Connor to cough up the football after a 23-yard gain and Stewart recovered it at the Denver 21.The Broncos then went 79 yards in 11 plays with Lindsay taking it in from 2 yards to break a 17-17 tie.Earlier in the third quarter, Roethlisberger was backed up into his own end zone after the Broncos downed a punt at the 3, and he was knocked down by Harris as he uncorked the pass.Smith-Schuster, who raced past Roby, hauled it in at the Pittsburgh 35, then evaded Roby and Stewart the rest of the way, finally shoving Stewart to the ground in front of the Broncos’ bench before running into the end zone to break a 10-10 halftime tie.The Broncos tied it at 17 on Case Keenum’s 5-yard strike to Emmanuel Sanders two plays after Chris Harris Jr. intercepted a pass intended for Brown at the Steelers 43.Brown, who burned Denver for 189 yards the previous time he played them, finished with just 67 yards on nine catches this time. Smith-Schuster got 189 yards this time, on 13 catches.Roethlisberger had 25 completions by halftime, the most in the first half in the regular season by a Steelers QB since 1960, but it took a fake field goal for Pittsburgh to reach the end zone.Kicker Chris Boswell threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to left tackle Alejandro Villanueva to tie it at 10.Boswell took the direct snap and threw a perfect pass to a wide-open Villanueva — who was a receiver and tight end at Army and became the first Steelers O-lineman to catch a touchdown pass since Ray Pinney did it against the Browns in 1983.The Steelers frittered away a shot at 10 more points in the first half.Justin Simmons blocked Boswell’s 48-yard field goal attempt and safety Will Parks punched away the football just as tight end Xavier Grimble was about to score on a 24-yard catch-and-run. The ball went out of bounds in the end zone for a touchback.INJURIESSteelers: T.J. Watt left in the first quarter with a wrist injury, but returned after halftime. … TE Vance McDonald left in the third quarter with a hip injury, but returned in the fourth.Broncos: CB Tramaine Brock hurt his ribs tackling Smith-Schuster in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, TE Jeff Heuerman (back) and OLB Shaq Barrett (hip) left the game.UP NEXTSteelers: Return home to host Chargers in another prime-time matchup.Broncos: Travel to Cincinnati to face the league’s worst defence.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLArnie Stapleton, The Associated Press read more

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Reports Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to have shoulder surgery

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs away from a Clemson defender during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium. OSU lost, 40-35.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorTwo days after receiving his second Silver Football as the Big Ten’s Most Valuable Player, Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller is set to have surgery on his throwing shoulder, according to media reports.The procedure is minor and is for an injury he sustained during OSU’s 40-35 loss to Clemson Jan. 3 in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl.Set for Friday, the surgery should not greatly affect Miller’s status for spring practice, according to the reports.An OSU spokesman did not immediately return The Lantern’s request for comment Thursday evening.When asked about his shoulder after the Orange Bowl loss, Miller said he thought his injury only affected his ability to run the ball against the Tigers.“Throwing-wise, it was cool. I don’t know what happened,” Miller said in the locker room after the game. “I landed on my elbow, but it shot up right through my shoulder. It was hurting real bad.”The injury was not the first for Miller in 2013.Miller completed 162 passes for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns while throwing seven interceptions in 2013, despite missing nearly three games for a sprained MCL in his right knee suffered in the Buckeyes’ 42-7 victory against San Diego State Sept. 7. Miller suffered the injury in the first quarter against the Aztecs.The Buckeye signal caller rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 scores on 171 carries this past season, down from his team-leading 227 carries and 1,271 yards in 2012.Miller and the Buckeyes are set to start their 2014 campaign Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

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Football No 4 Ohio State scores two defensive touchdowns in 4028 win

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) drops back to pass behind redshirt junior offensive tackle Brandon Bowen (76) and junior center Michael Jordan (73) in Ohio State’s game against TCU. Ohio State won the game 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThrough the first two games of the season, the Ohio State defensive line has been one of the main examples of the team’s dominance, with junior Nick Bosa and sophomore Chase Young on either end and redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones in the middle. In Saturday’s game against No. 15 TCU, Ohio State’s defensive line was the reason behind No. 4 Ohio State securing its first win of the season against a ranked opponent, defeating the Horned Frogs 40-28 at AT&T Stadium. The Ohio State defensive line came into the game with a few hurdles to overcome: a mobile quarterback, something the defense had not seen this season, and an offensive line that had not allowed a sack in their first two games this season. Bosa set the tone early. When TCU sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson hiked the ball in the second play of his second drive, the junior defensive end easily moved past the right guard, with nothing staying in between him and the sophomore quarterback. Seconds later, Bosa, from the quarterback’s blind side, collided with Robinson in the endzone, forcing him to drop the ball. Redshirt junior defensive tackle Davon Hamilton finished what Bosa had started, picking up the ball and giving Ohio State its first touchdown of the day.However, Bosa left the game in the third quarter with a lower body injury and did not return. He left with five tackles, including the strip sack, and a forced fumble.Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day did not give any update on Bosa after the game, saying he was still being evaluated.Jones said, when Bosa left with the injury, it was a bit of “a wake-up call” for the defense as a whole moving forward.“We were like ‘Alright, we have to go out there and play,’” Jones said. ‘”There was no one relying on on him to make a play. We have to rely on ourselves, we have to rely on each other,’ and I think tonight, after a hard first half, we did.In his absence, the Ohio State defense was not done.In the third quarter, with the Horned Frog offense on its own 28-yard line, Robinson attempted a short shovel pass in front of his offensive line. However, Jones read the play, stepped in front of the passer, intercepted the ball and brought in Ohio State’s second defensive touchdown of the day, giving Ohio State the 26-21 lead, a lead that Ohio State wouldn’t give up on the way to its third win of the season. Jones would also leave the game in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, but returned to the defensive line in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with two tackles for loss, including a sack, an interception and a broken up pass While the Ohio State defense scored 14 points in Saturday’s 12-point win over TCU, the Buckeye offense was not the same as what it had been against Oregon State and Rutgers. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins found his connection in the passing game early, connecting with junior wide receiver Austin Mack twice for 64 yards in the first drive of the game, bringing the Buckeyes to the TCU 2-yard line. That’s when Mack’s day started to take a turn. After handing the ball off to Dobbins for another 1-yard rush and an incomplete pass to redshirt junior tight end Rashod Berry, Haskins found Mack on a slant route in the middle. Throwing a dagger right into the hands of his receiver, something Haskins had seen work after two targets earlier in the drive, Mack dropped the pass, forcing Ohio State to hit one of two field goal makes in three attempts in the first half. Mack’s dropped pass in the end zone began what proved to be a trying day for the junior wide receiver. With nine targets from Haskins, Mack dropped four passes, bringing in four catches for 84 yards.For a quarterback whose main target was struggling to catch passes as well as experiencing an amount of pressure in the pocket he did not feel in the first two wins of the season, Haskins said he had to adjust and overcome adversity for the first time this season.“We got punched in the mouth, but it was a fight,” Haskins said. “We have to be able to rebound it, and we did in the second half.”In the second half, Haskins tightened up as a passer, completing eight of 10 pass attempts for 148 yards, throwing two touchdown passes. He finished the game with 344 yards through the air, his second of three games this season in which he has thrown more than 300 yards in a game, completing 63.2 percent of his pass attempts. Throwing two touchdown passes, including a 63-yard pass to redshirt senior receiver Parris Campbell in the third quarter, Haskins recorded his first career rushing touchdown, a five-yard rush to the left in the fourth quarter. Despite Haskins scoring the only rushing touchdown of the day for the Buckeyes, sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber combined for 185 yards on the ground, with Dobbins leading the way with 121 yards on 18 carries. Even with two defensive touchdowns scored, the Ohio State defense struggled to contain Robinson and the TCU offense. The Buckeyes allowed 511 yards, including 203 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. Junior running back Darius Anderson recorded two touchdowns, including a 93-yard touchdown run, the longest touchdown Ohio State has given up in school history. He finished the day with 154 yards on the ground, averaging 12.8 yards per carry.Day said he knew, going into his first ranked game of the season, that everything was not going to go in favor of Ohio State like it had been during the first two wins over Oregon State and Rutgers.“We knew there was going to be ebbs and flows in a game like this,” Day said. “We talked about how everything is not going to go perfect. There were times in the two weeks previously where things really went well for us, you know. We knew there was going to be times where we hit adversity and that we have to stick together in times like that and I thought we did.”Ohio State secured its victory with 2:37 left in the fourth quarter as junior linebacker Malik Harrison recorded his first career interception. The Buckeyes look to continue their three-game win streak at home on Sept. 22 against Tulane.Updated at 1:34 a.m. with quotes from the postgame press conference. read more

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HSV demolish Partizan for first place – Schwalb We can reach F4

German HSV showed perfect 60 minutes against RK Partizan 42:21 (24:10) in front of 3000 spectators in Nis. From the first moment of the match, team of Martin Schwalb was fantastic with Johanes Bitter between the posts who saved – 26 balls!PARTIZAN: Vasić saves, Radovanović 3 saves, Mitrović 3/7, Radivojević 3(2)/6, V.Ilić 3/7, Radovanović 0/1, Pavlović 2/6, V. Milošević 4/8, Ivošević 3/8, Marsenić 0/2, Mešter 0/3, Kajganić 1/4HSV: Biter 24 saves and 2 7-meter, Lindberg 10(4)/14, Vori 6/7, Hens 4/8, Duvnjak 2/4, Lacković 3/4, Peterson 8/8, Nilson 3/5, Lijevski 1/2, Šreder 3/3, Terzić.Man of the Match: Johannes Bitter (HSV)RESULTS: 0:7 (7.) 3:8 (10.), 7:14 /(18.) 8:18 (21.) 12:27 (36.) 15:28 (39.) 18:36 (54.) 20:39 (58.)HSV’s coach Martin Schwalb was very satisfied after sixth win in EHF CL:– This was really important match for us. We have played very fast from the beginning and after seven minutes result was 7:0, what was amazing! We played very good, expecially in defense. We have our chances to reach F4 in Cologne, but also a lot of tough rivals ahead. I believe that we will make it…SG FLENSBURG – ADEMAR LEON 27:22 3. Chekhovskie Medvedi8521251:223(28)12 1. SG Flensburg-Handewitt9621281:250(31)14 4. Montpellier Agglomeration …8215238:246(-8)5 6. RK Partizan9108245:303(-58)2 HSVRK PartizanVelux EHF CL ← Previous Story EHF CL: Pick Szeged beats Dinamo Minsk, moves closer to TOP16 phase Next Story → EHF CL: Vive Kielce with come-back wins against Chambery 4. Reale Ademar Leon9216237:269(-32)5 1. HSV Hamburg9621278:239(39)14 read more

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The last sting of a dying wasp Childers slams Costello over political

first_imgChilders says she will rejoin the S&D if re-elected in May and slammed Costello for her comments, saying: “I can only think that it’s a way of trying to get people to think that I might even agree with some of their (independents) opinions. I think it’s an act of despration and foolishness.”She said that she votes with the Socialist grouping on most occasions during parliamentary sessions and during her work on the environment committee in the European Parliament.“So you know, I am in there still except I was actually in a sense almost, I was basically pushed out into the independent group,” she said.Childers also said it is “extraordinary” that Costello “would act like this was a voluntary act on my part” .She said she has not and will not be raising the matter with Costello and that her communications with her former colleague are confined to saying ‘hello’ in the corridors of the European Parliament.Read: Emer Costello says former colleague Nessa Childers is in ‘a political abyss’Follow our European elections coverage here > INDEPENDENT MEP NESSA Childers has hit back at her former Labour colleague Emer Costello for saying she is “a little bit in a political abyss” as a result of having left the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) grouping in the European Parliament.Childers said that Costello’s comments about her sitting with controversial independents such as UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom in the parliament were “an act of despration and foolishness” and disputed that she had voluntarily left the S&D.Childers, who is contesting the European elections in Dublin where Costello is fighting to retain her seat, said that her decision to join the non-aligned members in the parliament was a result of Labour, whom she quit altogether last year, trying to force her out of the S&D.“I didn’t want to sit with the independent group. I was a member of the Socialist group until October, [when] the Labour Party began a campaign to have me removed,” she told TheJournal.ie today. “I decided, in order to avoid any form of unseemly sort of row inside, that instead of actually having to enter some sort of campaign myself, that would distract me from my work, to actually exit gracefully, temporarily, because I didn’t want to engage in this type of activity inside the group.”last_img read more

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Doctor Who What To Know About the First Doctor

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target David Bradley has found a new career playing William Hartnell playing the First Doctor.But who is the initial incarnation? And why is he returning to Doctor Who more than 50 years after he first appeared?(OK, I probably can’t answer that second question. But I’ll do my best to give you a primer on the OG Doctor, ahead of his second coming this Christmas.)On Nov. 23, 1963, the BBC premiered a children’s science fiction series featuring a centuries-old alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who travels through space and time in his TARDIS.William Hartnell as the First Doctor (via BBC)The show’s first lead, William Hartnell, became famous for his portrayal of the character as a curmudgeonly, patronizing, ruthless pensioner, who seemed to care only for his granddaughter, Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford).Exiles from “another time, another world,” the pair stole a Gallifreyan spaceship/time machine and set up shop in a junkyard on Earth.But when curious schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright stumble upon the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), they are unwittingly whisked away to the Stone Age—the first of many adventures with the Doctor.The First Doctor with his final companions, Ben (Michael Craze) and Polly (Anneke Wills) (via BBC)Mysterious and often unsympathetic, the titular Time Lord had little patience for humans, who he distrusted and didn’t hesitate to put in harm’s way.But as his exploits continue and his interactions with Earthlings expanded, the First Doctor began to soften; over three years, he grew less selfish and more amiable.And while he may never win Mr. Congeniality, the original character engendered in every future iteration the virtues of heroism, nonviolence, and wit.“I am a citizen of the universe, and a gentleman to boot!” the First Doctor tells a policeman in season three serial “The Daleks’ Master Plan.”William Hartnell as the First Doctor (via BBC)Six months later—after defeating the Cybermen at the Antarctic Snowcap Station, and with his body “wearing a bit thin”—the Doctor collapsed inside his TARDIS, and, in front of a bewildered Polly and Ben, regenerated for the first time.Less than a decade after retiring his wing-collared shirt and white wig, Hartnell passed away, forcing the BBC to recast his role in 1983’s 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors (the part went to Richard Hurndall).Gone but not forgotten, stock footage of Hartnell and Ford was used in series seven finale “The Name of the Doctor” to depict the original theft of the TARDIS. Fiftieth-anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor” also used archival footage of Hartnell, who was voiced by John Guilor.William Hartnell’s First Doctor in living color (via BBC America)“One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back,” the character tells Susan in “The Dalek Invasion of Earth.” “Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”That day came in July, when David Bradley appeared as the First Doctor, confronting his current incarnation, Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, as the latter resists regeneration.Together with some old friends—including Ben Jackson (Jared Garfield) and Polly Wright (Lily Travers)—the two Time Lords must save the world before each takes a new shape: Bradley into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, and Capaldi into Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker.It’s Doctor vs Doctor in “Twice Upon a Time” (via BBC)Tune in to BBC and BBC America on Dec. 25 to see Team TARDIS in action in “Twice Upon a Time.” (Don’t forget to stock up on tissues!) And, pre-order the upcoming Big Finish audio collection “The First Doctor Adventures: Volume 1,” featuring the voice talents of David Bradley.Perhaps best known as Hogwarts’ cantankerous caretaker in the Harry Potter films, Bradley first appeared on Doctor Who in 2012 episode “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” before portraying the late Hartnell in 2013 TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Dybala claims he didnt insult Mourinho

first_imgJuventus forward Paulo Dybala admits he never insulted Jose Mourinho claiming he only told him that there was no need to make that gesture.Mourinho cupped his ear to the Bianconeri fans after his side’s comeback triumph on Wednesday and was later surrounded by Dybala and Leo Bonucci. But the Argentine opened up on what he told the Portuguese gaffer.“I just told him that there was no need to make that gesture,” Dybala insisted, as revealed by Football Italia“There was no need to create more tension than there already was, sometimes you get insulted and it’s bad, but to create more tension than there already is…“I told him there was no need, I didn’t insult him. I just told him that and left.”Juve will confront Milan at the weekend, and Dybala shared his thoughts ahead to that match.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I think we both come into it in good shape, both teams are doing very well in all competitions and I’m sure it’ll be a great match like Milan-Juve always is.“We hope to play a great game and take home the three points.“Gonzalo Higuain? We spoke a couple of days ago and it’s a strange feeling. I already knew him, then we played together and we won so many trophies together.“So obviously it’ll be strange to come up against him as an opponent, each will do his best for the shirt he’s in.“I haven’t asked him about his injury, but we’re talking with the other lads. Douglas [Costa] and I even sent him a jokey video, because we always hung out together, but we’re waiting for an answer.”last_img read more

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Bill would limit Wash teacher raises

first_imgOLYMPIA — As lawmakers debate how to put up to $1 billion more into public schools, Republicans in the Senate want to make sure that money doesn’t support pay raises for teachers.Democrats in the House oppose the bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, The Daily Herald reported in Sunday’s newspaper.The measure, Senate Bill 5946, would push most new education dollars toward teacher training and hiring new teachers to improve the reading skills and academic performance of students. One part of the bill would prevent school districts from giving raises greater than the rate of inflation for the next two years.Senate Education Committee Chairman Sen. Steve Litzow says the goal is to make progress.“Everybody expects by putting a billion dollars more into education, you’ll get results,” said the Republican from Mercer Island. “We’re going to be watching very carefully.”The Senate bill had been called one of the last stumbling blocks in reaching agreement on a new budget in time to avert a partial shutdown of government July 1.House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, said the bill could not pass “the way it came over from the Senate” but didn’t specify how his majority caucus will respond.last_img read more

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USFS Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

first_imgPARK, Calif. — A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.The agency said there is no indication the hunter was involved with illegal marijuana cultivation, which a local fire chief had speculated as the possible cause of the blaze.No arrests have been made, and the hunter’s name was being withheld pending further investigation, according to the Forest Service. The only legal hunting allowed at the time the fire started Aug. 17 was archery for bear and deer.A Forest Service statement gave no details on how the illegal fire in a remote canyon of the Stanislaus National Forest had escaped the hunter’s control.Because of high fire danger across the region, the Forest Service had banned fires outside of developed camping areas more than a week before the fire started.last_img read more

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State Senator Bruce Tarrs Bill Honors World War II Era Cadet Nurses

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Below is a press release from State Senator Bruce Tarr’s office:The State Senate [recently] adopted legislation offered by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) to give long-deserved official recognition to cadet nurse, women who voluntarily enlisted in the uniformed services of the United States, during World War II.The Cadet Nurse Corps, created by Congress in 1943, was successful in stemming an impending collapse of the nation’s health system. The country’s supply of nurses was desperately low following the First World War and the entry of the United States into World War II further exacerbated the crisis. 180,000 young women were recruited, enrolled and trained to address a critical shortage of available nurses.“I offered this bill because there should be formal recognition of the contributions that these nurse cadets have made to our state, to the nation and ultimately to the world. Massachusetts has long been at the forefront of nursing education and healthcare and official recognition to honor these women is long overdue,” said Senator Tarr. “The commitment, care and thankless labor of these women, who averaged just 19 years of age, gave life, hope and care to others. They have earned our respect and they deserve our thanks.”Tarr’s bill received favorable support from the legislature’s Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs before its vote in the Senate chamber today.“The Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps WWII is very pleased that the state Senate is moving forward to recognize the important role that these 9,000 Massachusetts women played,” said Dr. Barbara Poremba Director of the Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps WWII and Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Salem State University. “We will continue to work with Senator Tarr to secure a place in Nurses Hall at the State House to place a permanent plaque to commemorate the Corps.”Dr. Barbara Poremba noted that these nurses were members of the US uniformed service and provided 80 percent of the military and civilian nursing care in the then 48 states, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.In addition to the bill which requires an annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor to set apart the first day of July as the “United States Cadet Nurse Corps Day” Tarr is also pursuing securing a permanent and prominent location in the State House for perpetual recognition of the Corps.“The State House is our capital building and there are far too few markers or monuments to the impact that women have had on our society,” said Tarr. “I think it’s important that we change that; many of these surviving veterans are now in their 80’s and 90’s we just can’t thank them enough.”Although the US Cadet Nurse Corps, the largest group of uniformed women to serve the country, was administered by the U.S. Surgeon General and the Public Health Service, it is the only uniformed service that has not yet been given veteran status. Support for further recognition of the nurses is growing as awareness of their significant role has come to light in recent anniversary commemorations of World War II events.Tarr sponsored a Senate resolution in 2018 recognizing the 75 anniversary of the establishment of the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943.The bill, adopted by the Senate, now moves to the House for further consideration.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr Supports Interlock Devices For First-Time OUI OffendersIn “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr Co-Sponsors Nero’s Bill To Improve Medical Responses To Police Dogs Injured In Line Of DutyIn “Government”last_img read more

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Theater District Soldiers On After Harvey

first_imgThomas B. Shea/Getty ImagesFlooding at Houston’s Alley Theatre shown on Aug. 27, 2017 after tropical storm Harvey hit the region. Share 00:00 /12:47 Many venues in Houston’s lauded Theater District were flooded during Harvey. Since then, some have cancelled shows, while others are soldiering on and moving shows to other venues. For example, the Alley Theatre is moving back to UH, where it was for months during its renovation.We talk with representatives from some of Houston’s theater organizations about the state of the district after the flood and how organizations are moving forward. Our guests are: Dean Gladden of the Alley, Perryn Leech of Houston Grand Opera, and Hillary Hart, executive director of Theatre Under The Stars.And the Theater District organization is holding a Houston Strong benefit in support of its member organizations on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre.center_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

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Dell updates Alienware M17x to its 3rd revision

first_imgAmong all the mobile phones and tablet news from CES, you might be surprised to learn that a company revealed–gasp–a laptop, but Dell did just that. At the show they unveiled the latest revision to the M17x, with a 3D display and Intel’s hot new Sandy Bridge components. It’s an evolutionary step for Alienware’s flagship (and one we saw coming), but it’s also a highly acclaimed system that isn’t in need of an overhaul.Changes from the previous M17x include Intel’s new P67 chipset, and the use of Nvidia GTX 460M, ATI HD6870M, or HD6970M graphics. Of course there are new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors, but there is also Wireless HD streaming so that you can shift your movies and games over to the big screen at up to 1080p. And the perks don’t end there, the M17x will also have a 3D-capable 1920×1080 display option for users looking for a high-end 120Hz panel.The exterior of the computer seems to be about the same, though the grill pieces on the front corners are now accented with chrome.The M17x will start at  $1,499 and be available as of January 10th.From Dell’s release:Extreme Gaming that Pushes the LimitsAlienware, Dell’s premium high-performance PC gaming brand, is continuing its universal domination with sizzling new additions that take extreme gaming to new heights and ratchet up the hottest gaming system lineup in the industry.“Serious PC gamers and enthusiasts who want an immersive, 3D and high-definition sound experience have found their universe,” said Sam Burd, Vice President of Dell’s Consumer, Small, and Medium Business group.The new M17x is Alienware’s first 3D-capable gaming laptop, offering a realistic, lifelike, mobile gaming experience in a 17-inch display (3D capability requires optional 120Hz w/3D Bundle WideFHD WLED LCD display and NVIDIA graphics card). With its available full HD 120Hz 3D display, the new M17x offers eye-popping stereoscopic viewing for today’s most realistic gaming and mind-blowing 3D Blu-ray movie experiences.Alienware also introduced new models of its Aurora system, Alienware’s first MicroATX desktop with full 3D HD capability and liquid-cooled CPUs (3D-capability requires an optional 120Hz 3D capable LCD display, NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit and a NVIDIA graphics card. For a list of compatible displays visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-requirements.html). Both 3D-capable, designed-for-gaming systems feature new, second-generation Intel quad-core processors with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and hyper-threading technology that deliver Intel’s top-of-the-line performance that is faster than the previous generation CPUs. Powerful graphics options, scalable memory and storage options and Alienware’s striking, out-of-this-world design features will leave sweaty-palmed gamers thirsting for more action. via Laptop Maglast_img read more

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