By BEN HARRISNSW Scorpions and NSW Mets are on a collision course for top spot of the women’s Elite Eight division.The two remain the only undefeated teams in the group after two days of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League at Coffs Harbour.They will meet each other in the final round on Friday and it could well be the match that decides pole position in the women’s open competition.Could being the key word.The Mets’ finals credentials will be tested as they take on teams in second and third positions on day three.They will meet Queensland Outlaws in the sixth round at 10.30am and follow it up by playing the Scorpions, who should beat NSW Rebels at 9.40am, if previous results are anything to go by.Mets’ could be without Australia women’s open player Ash Quinlan who was carried off in Mets’ 7-5 win over Queensland South Stingrays.The Scorpions had wins over Stingrays (9-6) and Outlaws (7-5) to trail Mets on percentages.The Outlaws went down twice on Thursday, which has put them in danger of missing out on the top four if they fail to fire on day three.They lead a long list of teams who are jockeying for the final two semi spots.The Stingrays remain fourth despite losing twice while The Alliance and Queensland Chiefs are in the hunt.Last year’s runners-up, the Chiefs, put their disastrous day one performance behind them to win twice on day two.Rebels are not totally out of it of the semi-finals but it will be a long shot, while NSW Country Mavericks’ campaign is over.No doubt the highlight on day three in the women’s competition will be the match between the Scorpions and the Mets, which will most likely decide top spot.The game taps-off at 3pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksWomen’s Elite Eight day two
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham striker Kane to be awarded OBEby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane is set to be awarded an OBE.The Sun says he has been notified of the award for his services to sport, which will be unveiled in the New Year’s Honours list.But like England boss Gareth Southgate, also in line for an OBE, he has been asked to keep quiet until next weekend’s official reveal.A close pal said: “Harry is overwhelmed and excited about the idea of going to Buckingham Palace.“Playing for England was one of the proudest moments of his life but to be honoured by the Queen for his achievement will top the lot.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Argentina boss Scanoli reveals Aguero not involved in full Man City trainingby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArgentina boss Lionel Scaloni has claimed that Sergio Aguero often sits out of full training at Manchester City.Aguero has been involved in most of City’s games this season, managing eight goals in as many games this term.But he is carrying an injury, according to his international boss.Scaloni spoke about Aguero and said to reporters: “Sergio Aguero is not here because he’s been carrying a problem and has not been training 100 per cent with his club.”It is unclear what injury is troubling Aguero and whether he will be fit for his club’s next Premier League game after the international break.The 31-year-old is still one of the key players at the Etihad Stadium club, and will be needed if City are to catch up on the eight point deficit to Liverpool in the Premier League table.
ESPN’s top college football analyst has shared his thoughts on the AP preseason top 25.Kirk Herbstreit appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter this morning to discuss the release of the AP preseason top 25 poll, which you can see here.Here are Herbstreit’s thoughts on the poll:He’s not really surprised with the top five.“I think the one thing that stands out right away is that of the four teams that made the playoff, three are right back up there in the Top 3. I think it tells you a lot of times you’re voting by what happened last season and you’re trying to guess. Keep in mind we haven’t seen any of these teams yet and we’re speculating.”Ohio State at No. 6 might “raise some eyebrows.”“You’re trying to put together a team that can be competitive without knowing anything really. There’s nothing really shocking to me with the Top 5, but Ohio State up at 6 might raise so eyebrows for a lot people because of the losses.”There is parity.“This will be one of those years where there’s a lot of parity and it’ll come down to who’s healthy and who makes the most of their personnel. I don’t think the committee has it in them after 15 weeks of football to vote two teams from one conference. Even if they think they’re in the top four, I don’t see them ever doing that. They’ll be worried about feedback. This might be a year that it might be a valid point, but I don’t think he committee will ever put two teams from one conference in.”A College Football Playoff crasher? Houston. Or Boise State“Houston’s a pick that everybody seems to want to talk about because of last year and I understand that.Greg Ward and that offense is going to score. But if I’m looking at all these teams in (the Group of 5), I’d go with Boise State. They’ll be favored in most of their games after Washington State. Boise State can potentially ruffle some feathers if they beat the Cougs in Week 2.”Who are you picking to win it all this year?
OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 76-75 loss to No. 20 Purdue on Thursday night that dropped the Buckeyes to 10-5 and 0-2 in the Big Ten, it appears the team’s uphill climb to the NCAA tournament just got a whole lot steeper.OSU coach Thad Matta said in the postgame press conference that junior forward Keita Bates-Diop will undergo surgery on a stress fracture on his shin next week. Bates-Diop did not play against the Boilermakers. He had missed five games earlier in the season with a high-ankle sprain he suffered on Nov. 17 against Providence.Bates-Diop originally suffered this injury in the summer and after attempting to play through it, the injury kept reoccurring, Matta said.“That’s definitely a punch in the gut to us,” he said. “It is what it is and we got to move forward.”Matta called the 6-foot-7 Bates-Diop the team’s best defender considering his length and his ability to rebound with the taller players in the country.The Normal, Illinois, native played just nine games this year, starting three times. He averaged 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in an average of 23.3 minutes. Matta said that Bates-Diop will receive a medical redshirt.1/5 Correction: Matta said Bates-Diop will have surgery next week. It was originally printed as Friday.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 3, 2016 – Traffic was detoured on the all important Millennium Highway today; causing major frustration for residents and others who need to travel that stretch of roadway… the traffic was denied access to a large portion of the highway because some of it was deemed a crime scene after a shooting in the area. Female police officer D’Krizia Missick with the tactical unit was today shot in her leg in a daytime heist. It happened at petrol plus gas station on Millennium Highway in Blue Hills and even at this hour, details are scant about the gun crime which took place around midday. Officer Missick is expected to make a full recovery, according to reports reaching our newsroom.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 2, 2017 – Providenciales – The Tourism Minister is responding to what he calls the blistering attack on his reputation by Bight Member of Parliament, Porsha Smith adding that he encourages the Integrity Commission to go ahead and expeditiously, with its investigation so that he can be firmly vindicated. Smith last week questioned figures presented by and the integrity of Ralph Higgs, the member for North and Middle Caicos and Tourism Minister on the coming promenade and craft market for that island, which as she put it will hug his family owned development – Silver Bay Hotel – and which she says will cause him to be enriched from the public purse.Higgs labeled the move by Porsha Smith as reckless and unfortunate and said he will not be resigning his post, as she demanded on the steps of the Provo offices of the Integrity Commission. Premier Sharlene Robinson is weighing in also, saying the project is a Change Document promose for the people of North and Middle Caicos and said the move by former tourism minister, Smith is a cheap shot.As the investment and finance minister, the Premier said the project did not get the green light because Ralph Higgs’ family but because she believes, “this area is unique and offers a beautiful tourist experience as it offers a beautiful stretch of natural beauty and is a source of pride for those on the Creek.”It is with the Finance Minister’s and hot the Tourism minister’s portfolio that capital projects are considered and approved and Premier Robinson said she stands by the Cabinet’s decision to approve the project. Premier Robinson pointed to what she believes is the true motive for a public announcement before filing the case at the Integrity Commission by the MP for the Bight, “Her grandstanding in front of the Commission’s Office was also an ill-fated effort to defame the character of an individual whom the MP for the Bight worked closely with as former Minister of Tourism while in his role as Director of Tourist Board and whom she publicly stated in the previous Session of the House of Assembly that she had confidence in him. This has of course only changed since his decision to align himself with the PDM.”The PDM Party leader had a message for the people of North and Middle Caicos, that their elected representative would not be resigning.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau – Unemployment rate in the Bahamas declines 1.7%. Since November 2016, the unemployment rate declined from 11.6% to 9.9% due to an increase (7,770) of employed persons and a decrease (3,485) of unemployed persons. The three most populated islands that were surveyed experienced decreases in their unemployment rates. At the time of the survey (April 24 – 30, 2017) the rate in New Providence was 10.4%; in Grand Bahama, 12.4%, and Abaco 7.8%.Among the employed labour force, there were more men than women. However, in all the islands surveyed except Abaco, men were fewer in numbers among the unemployed labour force. In May 2017, vulnerable employment was 8.2% of total employment. During the period 2012 to 2017, the share of workers in vulnerable employment was fairly stable and ranged between 7.0% and 9.2% of the employed labour force.The percentage of men in this category was higher, although the percentage points differences between men and women were fairly small. These workers as defined by ILO are less likely to have formal work arrangements, and more likely to lack decent working conditions and are often characterized by inadequate earnings and benefits.The private sector absorbed most of the new jobs since November 2016. However, when examined by industry, the “Community, Social and Personal Service” industry which includes the civil service, police service and the domestic services posted a 29.1% increase in employment; hotels and restaurants posted 26.2% increase and construction posted 20.0% increase.Unemployment among youths (15-24 years) in the country continued to be considerably higher than any other age group which is common to most countries. However, there was a slight decline in the rate from 25.1% recorded in November 2016 to 24.1%.Discouraged workers in the country declined by 8.8% over the six month period. New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco experienced declines in the number of discouraged workers – 11.3%, 8.1% and 14.6%, respectively. These persons, according to the standard definition of the International Labour Organization (ILO), ‘’did not look for work because they believed no jobs were available for them’’.The Department of Statistics is the Government Agency in The Bahamas mandated by law to collect, process, analyze and disseminate statistics. Its mandate is to deliver timely official statistics. Please contact the Department of Statistics @ 242-604- 4000 for questions and enquiries. This release, with accompanying tables, will be immediately available on the Department’s website, www.bahamas.gov.bs/statistics. Further details will be available by September 2017. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Antonio Conte’s brother-agent has revealed he had no contacts with Real Madrid or AC Milan, stating his brother will soon resolve his dispute with ChelseaAfter a miserable start of the season, Julen Lopetegui is faced with immense pressure from the fans and the media. The several newspapers from Spain already written the former Porto manager off, suggesting Florentino Perez has started the hunt for a new technician.Over the past few weeks, the name of Antonio Conte has emerged as the likeliest one, especially after the Italian broke all ties with the Blues.However, speaking to the Corriere dello Sport, Daniele Conte has cooled down the recent talks.“There’s been no contact with Real Madrid or Milan.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“Antonio is on holiday in Egypt and I haven’t received any important calls. I’d like to clarify, in this regard, that I’m his only representative.”In the same interview, which has been broadcasted by the Football Espana, Daniele has confirmed his brother will soon be a free agent.“In the same way, it’s clear that my brother no longer has any ties with Chelsea after his dismissal in July.“Now we await the outcome of the case: our lawyers are at work.”
The Spanish 24-year-old midfielder has joined former teammate Andres Iniesta at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.Sergi Samper’s career at Spanish La Liga club Barcelona was not an illustrious one.He debuted with the B team in 2013, playing during three years where he appeared in 103 matches.He got his first chance at first-team football in the 2014-2015 Copa del Rey, playing three matches there.But his progress with the Blaugrana was cut short with two loans: Granada and Las Palmas.Now, he has chosen to leave Barça and joined Japanese team Vissel Kobe where his former teammate Andres Iniesta is.“Yes, Andres has been key,” Samper admitted according to Spanish media outlet Marca.“He called me many times and told me Japan was a great place to develop.”“Gerard [Pique] was the one who gave me the news, and I’m very grateful for that,” he continued.“It wasn’t an easy decision, going to Japan at 24 wasn’t something I had thought about.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I’ve seen what is behind the project,” he explained.“I have seen that I can feel loved and valued again, I’m focused on the present.”“I haven’t had good luck, injuries have been a burden for me,” Samper said.“You never know what might have happened without them. I’m convinced things would have gone better for me, although you’re never sure.”Samper will now play together with Iniesta, Spain’s David Villa, and Germany’s Lukas Podolski.📷Photo ReportMarch 2nd, 20192019 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd Sec.VISSEL KOBE vs. SAGAN TOSUhttps://t.co/EMClbOy5KD#vissel #visselkobe #神戸vs鳥栖 #WeAreKobe #一致団結 #Jleague pic.twitter.com/wpVefwmFjS— ヴィッセル神戸 (@vissel_kobe) March 3, 2019
California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards Updated: 12:33 PM AP, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Jerry Brown AP Posted: October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats.The Democratic governor referenced the objections and legal concerns that the law has raised. The California Chamber of Commerce has said the policy will be difficult for companies to implement and violates constitutional prohibitions against discrimination.“I don’t minimize the potential flaws that indeed may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation,” Brown wrote in a signing statement. “Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C. — and beyond — make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message.”Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with staff members Camille Wagner, left, Graciela Castillo-Krings at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)It is one of several measures affecting women that Brown signed Sunday, his last opportunity to approve or veto laws before the term-limited governor leaves office. He also approved legislation requiring smaller employers to provide sexual harassment training and banning secret settlements related to sexual assault and harassment.But he vetoed a bill that would have required California’s public universities to provide medication for abortion at campus health centers, saying the services are already “widely available” off campus.Brown’s actions come as the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct led to a reckoning nationwide that has ousted men from power. The latest high-profile allegations are against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has denied decades-old claims of sexual misconduct from three women.The author of the California measure on corporate boards, SB 826, said she believes having more women in power could help reduce sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.Having more women on the boards also will make companies more successful, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson said. Women tend to be more collaborative and are better at multitasking, the Santa Barbara Democrat said.A fourth of publicly held corporations with headquarters in California don’t have any women on their boards of directors. These companies have not done enough to increase the number of women on their boards despite the Legislature’s urging, making government intervention necessary, Jackson said.“This is one of the last bastions of total male domination,” she said. “We know that the public and business are not being well-served by this level of discrimination.”The California Chamber of Commerce argued that the composition of corporate boards should be determined internally, not mandated by government. The chamber said the new law will prioritize gender over other aspects of diversity, such as race and ethnicity.“It creates a challenge for a board on achieving broader diversity goals,” said Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president for policy at the chamber.The law applies to companies that report having their principal executive offices in California. Companies can be fined $100,000 for a first violation and $300,000 for subsequent violations.The law also requires companies to report their board composition to the California secretary of state and imposes a $100,000 fine if a company fails to do so.Some European countries, including Norway and France, already mandate that corporate boards include women.Brown stopped short on Sunday of making California the first state to mandate public colleges and universities offer abortion medication at their health centers. A bill by Democratic Sen. Connie Leyva would have required all 34 University of California and California State University campuses to make the drugs available at their health centers by 2022.The public schools now refer students to outside providers. Abortion rights advocates said that made it difficult for women without a car and also expensive because many private providers do not accept student insurance.A group of private donors, some of them anonymous, had vowed to pay for up to $20 million in startup costs, including ultrasound equipment and training for both medical and billing staff.Abortions using medication are induced by taking two pills, which can be given up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy. One pill is administered in the clinic and a second drug is taken later at home. The drugs induce bleeding similar to a miscarriage.Leyva vowed to reintroduce the bill under California’s next governor; Brown is leaving office early next year.“I am hopeful that our incoming Legislature and governor will agree that the right to choose isn’t just a slogan, but rather a commitment to improving true access to abortion for students across California,” she said in a statement.__Associated Press writer Julie Watson in San Diego contributed. FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom San Diego County Crime Stoppers ask for the public’s help KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for an attempt kidnapping in San Diego.On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 4:29 p.m. the victim’s mother was taking her 3-year-old daughter for a walk in her wagon on the south sidewalk of 5100 Savannah Street. A Hispanic male parked his vehicle in the street facing east. The suspect exited his vehicle and left it running. Upon exiting, the suspect approached the victim from behind and attempted to grab and take the daughter out of the wagon.The victim’s mother heard her daughter whine and struggle. The victim’s mother immediately confronted the suspect, striking him numerous times in the face. The suspect released the child, ran to his vehicle and fled east on Savannah Street, south on Cushman and then west on Morena Boulevard. The victim’s mother described the suspect vehicle as an older silver or gray Honda Civic or similar vehicle with Baja (Mexico) license plates.Suspect’s Description:S-1 is described as a Hispanic male, 21-25 years old, 5’4 – 5’5, 125 – 140 pounds, thin build with dark hair. The suspect was wearing a white tee shirt with black print on the chest, dark jeans and blue high-top sneakers.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Western division at (619) 692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.• Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Western Lt. Daniel Meyer at (619) 692-4860 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.• Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at email@example.com or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . March 19, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News Posted: March 19, 2019 FacebookTwitter
At 2:00 p.m., the Avenue of Flags will happen once more at the Soldotna City Cemetery, and also in Seward at 11 a.m., at the Seward American Legion Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags will be held at the Kenai City Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service beginning at noon at the Leif Hansen Memorial Park. This year on Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day will have many local services. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享From traditional ceremonies to new initiatives, local American Legions and Legion Family members in Kenai, Soldotna and Seward hold Memorial Day Services each year to remember those who have served. VFW Post 10046 Commander John Walker: “The weekend is for remembering those service members that are no longer with us.” According to the National Moment of Remembrance Act, passed in 2000, Americans are asked to pause whatever they are doing at 3 p.m., local time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms of the United States of America.
T.H.E. Journal, 1105 Media’s magazine about K-12 education technology, is doing just that though. The title, which scrapped its print edition in 2012, will debut its new print edition at a related 1105 trade show in late January. Despite marketing leading digital offerings, in a competitive landscape with six other print magazines, T.H.E. Journal’s sales team was short a tool that every other rival had, Allain says. The return of print is paying immediate dividends. The 38-page inaugural issue has a 50-50 ad edit ratio—”significantly higher” than it had been for digital-only editions, according to Christopher Piehler, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. Along with the print relaunch, circulation will double: 50,000 print issues will accompany the 50,000 digital editions currently being sent out. Frequency will be cut from monthly to 7x however, to more closely align with the segment’s active seasons, Allain says. Digital-to-print launches like Allrecipes, POLITICO Magazine and The Pitchfork Review are becoming increasingly common, but it’s rare when a brand that decided to abandon ink and paper returns to it. “When I talk to the connected educators who make up our audience, they say that their computer desktop is more crowded than their literal desktop. For these people, whose job is to grapple constantly with a barrage of emails, texts and tweets, reading something in print can be a way to relax and really focus,” Piehler says. “We did a survey that showed reader interest, but for me the most powerful motivation came when a member of my editorial board said to me, ‘You know, I hate to admit it, but I read the magazine more when it was in print.'”More on this topic 1105 Media to Publish Microsoft’s MSDN, TechNet Magazines Branding Push, Client Needs Spawn New 1105 Media Division 1105 Enterprise Computing Group Launches Marketing Services Division 1105 Media Hires Tech Exec as CEO Digital Editions: Are They About to Catch Fire? Hanley Wood, 1105 Media Start the Year Off with AcquisitionsJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by “When the decision was made to cease the publication in print, it was based on indicators that digital-only strategies were growing in popularity with advertisers,” says 1105’s COO, Henry Allain. “We discovered that may be true in some markets, but clearly not in the K-12 ed-tech space. This segment of the market continues to have a vibrant print offering…We needed to be back as part of the mix.” “In this market segment many agencies and marketers are committed to integrated buys,” he says. “We found ourselves at a disadvantage when we didn’t offer print as one component of the buy…It was a bit frustrating for the sales team to have to continually deal with the question: ‘Where is the print component of this proposal?'”
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Twitter Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter shows deep reverence for John after taking the stage to deliver her version of one of his biggest hitsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 9, 2018 – 2:07 pm There’s no shortage of pressure in singing a song everyone knows in front of the musical legends who wrote it. This was Kesha’s challenge when she took the stage for “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” to sing one of Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin’s biggest hits, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Prev Next How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Kesha Praises Elton John After Performing “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert 5 Charities Elton John Supports Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter was understandably overwhelmed when we caught up with her just after her show-stopping performance. Her reverence for the man and the moment were very apparent.”That was insane, having Elton John just watch me perform one of his most famous songs ever. That was thrilling. I’m shaking that was so exciting,” said Kesha. “It was an honor.”Kesha recently earned her first two career GRAMMY nominations and delivered one of the most talked-about performances of the 60th GRAMMY Awards with her heartfelt delivery of “Praying” on Music’s Biggest Night. For all her success today, the singer still recalls listening to John as a child, and she took a moment to reflect on how performing for him now made her feel. “He’s a legend, he’s an icon, he’s like a music god. Music for me is my one true love, so having someone I’ve looked up to since I was a little kid, and listening to his records and studying his melodies like they’re the word of god,” says Kesha. “And then getting to sing one of his songs is just… kind of having me a little tongue-tied and speechless.”Kesha joins a superstar lineup of artists paying tribute to Elton John at the upcoming television special, including Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and SZA.”Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” concert special airs on April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, only on CBS. 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Priyanka Chopra, Siddharth Chopra and Ishita Kumar.InstagramPriyanka Chopra was in Mumbai until just a day ago, and in the short time that she was in India, the Jonas bahu cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 and also inaugurated her mother Dr Madhu Chopra’s clinic. Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas were also in Delhi on February 27 for the roka and engagement of her brother Siddharth.Siddharth Chopra was to get married to Ishita Kumar this month and the two had been posting lovey-dovey pictures on social media. The couple surely looks in love. Priyanka Chopra had also posted a message for her brother and his bride-to-be on her Instagram in February, saying, “So proud of my baby brother. Ishita welcome to the family…you are so beautiful together…I wish you both the best for the future! Happy Roka!!”Priyanka Chopra had also posted on Sibling Day 2019, “This guy here is amazing.. full of life and ideas. My baby brother @siddharthchopra89 . Ure getting married to the beautiful @ishittaakumar and I can’t wait! I love you.. #happysiblingday@siddharthchopra89.”But now the latest news is that Siddharth Chopra’s wedding has been postponed. Speculation was that the wedding has been called off. But the real reason is something else!Ishita Kumar was in a hospital on the day of the wedding as she had to undergo emergency surgery. A source told Mumbai Mirror, “There are rumours that the wedding has been called off, but it is not true. Ishita needs some time to recuperate from her surgery and the families are looking for another mahurat.”Well then, with this clarification, we should stop all the speculation and wait for the new wedding date of Siddharth Chopra and Ishita Kumar to be announced! For now, let’s hope that the bride-to-be gets well soon.
The US Federal Reserve forecasts pointing to four interest rate hikes in 2016 show what the US central bank means when it says it anticipates raising rates at a “gradual pace”, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday.”That’s half the rate at which we raised rates in the last tightening cycle. So that’s what ‘gradual’ means to me,” Lacker told reporters in Charlotte, North Carolina after participating in a business panel discussion.The US Fed raised the range of its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday and indicated that further hikes would be gradual. The US central bank also said its median policymaker forecast expected the equivalent of four quarter-point hikes next year.Lacker said he had been in favour of raising rates this past June and was confident inflation would rise “noticeably” toward the Fed’s 2% medium-term target in 2016 if oil prices and the value of the US dollar stabilised.”I hope we’re not behind the curve,” Lacker, who will not have a vote in Fed policy decisions in 2016, said in reference to the US central bank’s monetary policy.In its policy statement on Wednesday the Fed said it would probably not begin trimming its massive holdings of bonds until rate increases were “well under way”, but Lacker said on Friday he favors reducing the balance sheet “as soon as possible”.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:51Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:51?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Seven Things You Didnt Know About WhatsApp WhatsApp is constantly working on new features to improve the user experience, but a series of beta tests are conducted before rolling them out to the public. Some beta testers get early access to such features, giving the masses a look at what to expect from the most popular instant messaging app in the near future.WABetaInfo, the blog constantly tracking upcoming features of the popular messenger, reported a new feature under development for the iOS version of WhatsApp that will prevent users from sending a wrong voice message. The upcoming preview feature has been around for a while now but exclusively allowing users to preview images and videos before sending them.With the introduction of preview for a voice message, users will be able to listen to the audio before hitting the send button. The preview option will appear in a push notification window and users will be able to either send or delete the message from there. WhatsApp for iOS is getting a new featureKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty ImagesIt’s worth pointing out that the new feature is still in the developmental phase and only iOS version of the app is said to be getting it for now. WhatsApp might roll out the preview feature in the future updates, but there is no fixed timeline at the moment.WhatsApp is currently working on several other features, but the popular app was in the headlines recently over a vulnerability that risked its users’ media files. Cyber-security firm Symantec on Monday revealed the vulnerabilities in WhatsApp, using which hackers could slyly manipulate media files, including images and audio files, stored on the phone’s external storage. The researchers termed this malicious practice “Media File Jacking.” WhatsApp for iOS is getting a new featureREUTERSAs for features, WhatsApp is working on Quick Edit Media Shortcut feature that will allow users to easily edit files users have sent or received during a chat or group chat. The feature, like the preview for voice messages, was spotted by WABetaInfo and is still in beta testing. With this, users will see a new “Edit” button upon opening a received or sent media file within the app.
Heather Adams By: Heather Adams Share This! Back in California, John Ottoboni, chief operating officer and senior legal counsel at Santa Clara University, had been waiting for the right way to honor his wife, Nancy, who had recently died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.As a young woman, she had stopped short of making her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Cross but continued to stay close to the order, and the friendship has continued through Ottoboni.He saw Miller Center’s workshops as a meaningful way to keep alive the memory of a woman he describes as “the soul of kindness.”“To continue to honor her memory is a joy, one that tempers the profound sense of loss that surfaces from time to time,” he said. “In a small way I felt like we were walking with (the sisters) on what may prove to be an expanded journey for them.”Thane Kreiner, left, and Siser Eneless Chimbali, right, met in July 2018 at the Vatican Impact Investing Conference. Together they helped initiate the Sisters Blended Value Project. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara UniversityThe project, now known as the Sisters Blended Value Project, has generated ideas for social enterprise startups ranging from Imbali’s local poultry farming to health care programs. Miller Center hopes to replicate the March workshop at other ACWECA congregations. There are more than 400 member congregations, comprising some 30,000 sisters.Kreiner expects that if he can reach 10 percent of the congregations over the next three years, the movement will spread through the sisters’ network to grow the number of social enterprises.“Our idea at the end of this project is for you to transform your social ministries into social enterprises,” said Sister Cecilia Njeri, ACWECA’s president, in her opening remarks at the March workshop.At the workshop, the sisters began by discussing the problems in their communities, then moved to how they could fix them. By the end of the workshop, the sisters each had a 90-second elevator pitch.Some of the sisters had previous experience in business. Sister Juunza Mwangani of the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Zambia has a business degree, but prior to the workshop she had never blended her charity work with her business experience.“I think in a lot of people’s minds there’s been this artificial distinction between doing good and using business strategies,” Kreiner said.At the hospital where she works, Mwangani hopes to create a system where those who want private rooms, fast-tracked service and other accommodations can get them by paying more. The extra money will then pay for those who can’t afford to visit the hospital at all.Another program will establish a school for middle-class girls, whose tuition will subsidize the fees of children from low-income families.Sister Juunza Mwangani, center, participates in a Sisters Blended Value Project workshop with fellow nuns in early March 2019 in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara UniversityMwangani also hopes to teach the rest of her community the things she learned at the workshop.“I was tasked with coming back to teach everyone else in my community,” Mwangani said. “And I’m ready to do that.”For many Africans, the most difficult adaptation will be to the idea of the church asking them to make their own way. In some communities, Mwangani pointed out, it has become expected that whatever the church offers is given out for free. With the social enterprise model, mindsets will have to change.“The approach we have taken will meet a bit of resistance in some communities,” she said. “But we are not going to leave them behind. We are going to get them on board.”Another hurdle is the slim success rate of startups, 60 percent to 90 percent of which fail.But for these sisters, failure isn’t new. If a sister’s original idea fails, Chimbali said, the sisters will “be quick to start another direction.”And together, they will learn from each other’s failures and successes — hoping to start a movement that could change their communities for generations to come.“It’s my prayer that it does not end with this generation,” Imbali said. “But a foundation laid down to change the face of the community.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email TagsAfrica homepage featured Roman Catholic sisters Santa Clara University Silicon Valley social enterprise social entrepeneurship Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Nuns in Uganda learn about social enterprise opportunities as part of the Sisters Blended Value Project. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Catholicism Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 By: Heather Adams News News • Photos of the Week By: Heather Adams Heather Adams,Load Comments,Gospel choirs try to build racial harmony through song Sisters Blended Value Project participants learn about social enterprise opportunities in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Nuns with the Sisters Blended Value Project visit an agricultural social enterprise in Uganda. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Egyptian seminary renews its claim as arbiter of Islam’s true meaning Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,Sisters in Kenya handle chickens while learning about social enterprise opportunities at a poultry farm. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University(RNS) — Sister Christine Imbali of the Assumption Sisters of Eldoret, in western Kenya, has been working to help low-income women and families end their reliance on her small community of Catholic religious women and other charitable groups. Instead of a charity, she wants to give families in the country’s fifth-largest city the option to be self-sustaining and to contribute an important aspect of a healthy city — nutrition.Her idea: chickens.“You cannot evangelize to people who are hungry, who are dying, who are not getting an education,” Imbali said. In April, she hopes to introduce poultry farming to her families in hopes that social enterprise, as these kinds of helping businesses are known, will take off in Kenya.The notion of do-gooding chickens originated in July of last year at the third Vatican Conference on Impact Investing in Rome. The conference was part of a series intended to “serve as a vital, long-term, global platform around Pope Francis’ vision of ‘placing the economy at the service of peoples,’” according to the conference’s report.It was there that Sister Eneless Chimbali, secretary-general of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa, met Thane Kreiner, executive director of the 22-year-old Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, an “accelerator” of social enterprise startups at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit school in Northern California. The center focuses on poverty, climate change and social inequality and works with a diverse range of industries.Thane Kreiner, left, addresses a Sisters Blended Value Project workshop in early March 2019. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara UniversityBut just eight months later, in early March 2019, Kreiner found himself more than 9,500 miles from Silicon Valley addressing 35 Catholic sisters from Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe at a social enterprise workshop in Kenya.The meeting was exactly the kind of unexpected partnership the planners of the Vatican conference had envisioned, said Beth Collins, Catholic Relief Services’ managing director of impact investing.For Miller Center and the sisters, it meant the start of a whole new movement.Chimbali said she had long been asking herself how the sisters would remain relevant in their home communities as resources dwindled. For Kreiner, who knew that social enterprise worked best when it came from those deeply invested in their communities, the lightbulb went off when he heard Chimbali tell the Rome conference: “Sisters are always there. Others come and go, but the sisters will always remain.”The only remaining problem was funding. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email