VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has blamed Europe and the United States for selling weapons in war zones, fueling conflicts and causing victims in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.Speaking to students and teachers of Milan’s San Carlo Institute on Saturday, the pope said that the reason why there are so many wars around the world is that “the rich Europe and America sell weapons … used to kill children and kill people.”Francis also added that, without weapons, countries like Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan wouldn’t be at war.The pontiff said that “a country that produces and sells weapons has on its conscience the death of every child and the destruction of each family. It’s us that make a difference.”The Associated Press
New safety measures have been installed at a dangerous intersection in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The four-way stop is meant to protect drivers, but had some motorists stumped at the wheel, scratching their heads, and others ignoring the rules all together.The intersection at 4 Mile Creek Road and Line 3 Road near Virgil, kept Niagara Police busy all day long.In the first 5 hours that police were here monitoring the four-way stop, officers counted nearly 40 drivers that rolled through the newly erected stop signs.With some drivers receiving warnings, and 24 others getting tickets.Niagara-on-the-Lake city counselor, Paolo Miele says it will take time for locals to get used to the new addition.“Its brand new, so a lot of locals don’t understand its active yet, so there has been a lot of police presence with a lot of warnings and tickets as well.”Miele fought to install safety measures at the intersection after over 30 crashes were recorded there over the past 5 years. Although its unclear exactly why the spot is so treacherous.At the beginning of this month the region approved a four-way stop. However, Miele says it may not be the final solution to this problem.“I wanted to see a traffic light here, but in terms of getting it done quickly and efficiently this is what we’re doing at the moment.”While other council members, like Councillor Martin Mazza, believe more signage is needed to warn approaching drivers.“I think we need better signage on Creek Road in both directions, just the one sign giving advanced warning for a stop sign is not enough.”The Region says the four-way stop will remain in place while a study is conducted to provide any further recommendations.
by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 18, 2013 9:49 am MDT KEYreit jumps to 19-month high on sweetened takeover offer from Huntingdon VANCOUVER – KEYreit units hit a 19-month high Monday after Huntingdon Capital Corp. (TSX:HNT) increased its takeover offer for the retail property trust by $7.4 million and relaxed one of the conditions for the hostile bid.KEYreit units (TSX:KRE.UN) traded as high as $7.47 after the pre-market announcement, but gave up some of their gains later in the session.Huntingdon’s new offer is $7.50 per unit, 50 cents higher than before.Vancouver-based Huntingdon already owns about 5.4 per cent of KEYreit so the new offer would cost it $106 million to buy out all the units it doesn’t already own. The bid values KEYreit as $111.6 million.The real estate trust’s shares closed up 44 cents or six per cent at $7.41 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Huntingdon shares were down eight cents at $12.70.The KEYreit board has been urging unitholders to reject Huntingdon’s bid, saying its units were worth between $7.50 and $8 each.However, the trust’s units hadn’t traded above $7.13 in the past year until the announcement Monday. They haven’t traded above $7.50 since August 2011.KEYreit, run by chief executive John Bitove, owns a portfolio of more than 200 small-box retail properties across Canada.On Monday, it announced a $10-million acquisition of two retail properties in Alberta. The deal, which will add 24 Shoppers Drug Mart (TSX:SC) locations, is expected to close in mid-April.On Friday, the Ontario Securities Commission rejected Huntingdon’s request to remove a shareholder rights plan put in place by KEYreit’s board to block the takeover and give it time to explore alternatives.ISS Proxy Advisory Services recommended that unitholders vote against the proposed rights plan, but did not make comment on the takeover offer.Huntingdon said Monday it was still willing to offer either all cash or a combination of cash and units. The new combination offer includes $5.625 in cash and about 0.15 of a Huntingdon common share for each KEYreit unit.Huntingdon also said it was willing to acquire a minimum of 45 per cent of KEYreit’s outstanding shares — down from the previous threshold of 50 per cent.The new offer will be open until April 1. The previous offer was due to expire Monday.Huntingdon has 36 office, retail and industrial properties throughout Canada and owns 30 per cent of FAM Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:F.UN).Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated that ISS recommended unitholders vote against the Huntingdon offer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems presented a display of new solutions at the Intergeo exhibition in Berlin from October 7-9. Chief amongst the updates was the release of the RiCOPTER. RIEGL is the first major LiDAR manufacturer to develop its own unmanned aerial system. The RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution.The RIEGL booth showed the VUX-1 integrated into several other UAS systems, such as SARAH by Flying-Cam and the Aeroscouts UAS, demonstrating the versatility of the instrument. RIEGL also launched a brand new airborne LiDAR system, the VQ-880-G, a fully integrated turnkey LiDAR solution for topo-bathymetric surveying applications.On the terrestrial side, RIEGL is adding a new terrestrial laser scanner to its portfolio. The VZ-2000 is RIEGL’s fastest terrestrial laser scanner. It comes with a 1MHz pulse repetition rate and up to 400,000 effective measurements per second, with range performance of more than 2,000 m. The VZ-2000 is a good surveying tool for both static as well as mobile mapping with the VMZ hybrid mobile mapping solution. In addition to all of the new RIEGL hardware at Intergeo, there were also several software introductions. RIEGL is releasing the RiSCAN PRO 2.0, a major update to RiSCAN PRO with significant improvements and new 64-bit architecture.
Although they have some form of shelter now, the situation that Sonia and her family find themselves in is typical of millions of others across this country.They have no possessions, no money and no way of making an income. The family had been working off its coconut farm, harvesting and selling the coconuts locally. The typhoon wiped out every tree in the region. Although the trees will be re-sown, it could take up to seven years for them to bear their first fruit, meaning that Sonia will have to find another source of income.“She said she might try doing some laundry for her neighbours, or maybe growing vegetables and selling them in the local market, but in truth, she has no idea,” said Kelly following a conversation with Sonia.The mental struggle following the storm is also taking its toll on the damaged areas.Kelly speaks of seeing people struggling to survive.“You can see the little children when it starts to rain, you can see the fear in their eyes, that what they thought was the end of the world but managed to survive is coming back for them.”(YouTube: GOAL Humanitarian Organisation)James Kelly is from Limerick and is part of GOAL’s emergency response team in The Philippines. See www.goal.ieRead: Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategyConcern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines CHRISTMAS IS USUALLY a big celebration in the Philippines but for many homes on the islands this year, it has been cancelled.Despite the magnitude of their struggles and the everyday fears they still face about the past few weeks, the feast still weighs on the minds of residents.GOAL aid worker James Kelly spoke to one family which survived the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan with their lives – but who had lost everything else, including their homes.“With a young family, Christmas is also weighing heavily on Sonia Garrido’s mind,” the Limerick native told TheJournal.ie.“It’s normally a big celebration over here. She told me that Christmas at her house is always based around food and church services. Every year, she cooks many different types of food, but with no money to spare, 25 December will be just another date on the calendar this year.”The Garrido’s concrete house collapsed moments after they heard the walls cracking in the middle of the typhoon on 2 November.Sonia, her 70-year-old disabled mother, four children aged between 12 and 17 and her baby grandchild took shelter in her mother-in-law’s house in Jaro, located just west of the city of Tacloban on Leyte Island.More than 90 per cent of the buildings in the village were completely flattened by the typhoon. Sonia believed they would be safer in the concrete house, as opposed to their own, which was made of less hardy materials.“On the face of it, it seemed like a sensible decision, but they hadn’t reckoned on the power of Haiyan,” continued Kelly.“When the typhoon was at its fiercest, they heard the concrete walls cracking under the pressure. They made a run for it, carrying 70-year-old Nenita, who is disabled.Seconds after they left the building, they heard an enormous crash and watched in horror as the structure completely collapsed. They saw this happen from no more than 10 yards away.“Luckily they scrambled to a neighbour’s house, where they saw out the remainder of the storm.“Despite losing their home, it could have been a whole lot worse. They could have stayed in the house and perished. Any member of the family could have been hit by flying debris while they were exposed out in the open. As it was, the baby, who was just 27 days old, was drenched to the skin by the driving rain during the trip from one house to the other.He was shivering and shaking when they got him inside. His mother, Lorly, and the rest of the family were genuinely concerned that he wouldn’t survive, but he made it.The family are now hoping to rebuild their lives and their house now has three walls and a partial roof again. It’s far from ideal, but it is giving them some protection.Image: Mark Stedman
Memorial Day weekend was what I would call rather typical here in the Northwest with lots of clouds, a little sunshine and some drizzle or scattered showers. Of course the brief interlude Friday and Saturday evenings with the intense thunderstorms kind of broke that pattern up a bit.Friday night the heaviest rain was on the west side of the county while Saturday night eastern areas had a good downpour. And so it goes.I don’t see a return to extended 80-degree-plus weather anytime soon, looking at forecast models Monday afternoon. We will be on the ragged edge of a boundary of cool and damp weather with Puget Sound getting the brunt of the weather. So the forecast depends just how far the jet stream sags southward.Looking ahead it appears the beginning of June will be similar to the month of May, a little on the cool and damp side of things. This coincides with the Portland Rose Festival so that doesn’t surprise me. Let’s hope extended computer models are incorrect.The summer outlook for June, July and August for Western Washington calls for equal chances of below, normal or above-normal temperatures but most likely drier than normal. That doesn’t sound too bad does it?
THAT. ESCALATED. QUICKLY.#WrestleMania @TripleH @DaveBautista pic.twitter.com/MZCdEEaxBR— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 WWE Wrestlemania 35: The Miz’s dad becomes a mulleted meme Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte: Why the WWE WrestleMania main event matters WWE comedy Fighting With My Family puts your heart in a headlock THIS is why they call @fightbobby the ALL MIGHTY! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/pJTuDPU7zS— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019 Share your voice TV and Movies Sports Flair goes for a moonsault on Lynch but Lynch counters into a Disarmer armbar. Rousey re-enters the ring and puts Lynch in an armbar. Flair breaks it up with a solid knee to Rousey’s face. Flair hits Rousey with a million chops, then backhands her to the face. Rousey goes for a flying armbar.All action. So far so good. All three women are in the ring. Lynch hits an exploding suplex on Flair from the top rope. Rousey hits a off-the-top-rope splash on both and starts Judo throwing everyone. Double armbar on Lynch and Flair. Lynch and Flair counter with a double powerbomb on Rousey. Rousey holds the armbar. Two more powerbombs breaks the hold.Lynch and Flair have an exchange, leaving Lynch alone with Rousey in the ring. Lynch hits the Disarmer on Rousey. Rousey powers out. Flair is back. Off-the-top-rope Spanish Fly from Flair to Lynch gets a two count. Flair kicks Lynch out of the ring. Flair works over Rousey’s leg, which immediately bruises up. Flair puts a figure four leglock on Rousey using the ring post before Lynch breaks it up. The world of pro wrestling: explained Triple H defeats BatistaShawn Michaels is out for what is being touted as potentially Triple H’s last match. Two SUVs come out carrying Batista and his entourage. Batista is so great. Physique wise he looks the same as he did five years ago which, at 50-years-old, is impressive. He trips while stepping through the ropes. Not a good omen. Kumail Nanjiani, of Silicon Valley fame, is at ringside.Triple H’s entrance is Mad Max: Fury Road-themed. He comes out on the back of what can only be described as a death mobile. It’s time to play the game. Triple H on his death mobile. WWE The two are outside within seconds. This is a no-holds-barred match, meaning anything goes. Triple H finds a toolbox with a thick chain in it and promptly whips Batista. Nice and easy start. Triple H brings out a pincer tool and crushes Batista’s fingers with it. If Saw was PG-14 and set in a wrestling promotion, this would be it. Crowd is very up on Kingston and very down on Bryan. This is the hottest the crowd has been all night. The two start with chain wrestling before Bryan retreats. Some more back and forth action ends with Kingston in a painful-looking surfboard submission. Bryan ends up outside. Kingston does a springboard dive, but Bryan moves out of the way. Kingston crashes into the announce table and potentially kills himself. Kofi Kingston nearly kills himself. WWE Bryan works over Kingston’s back, including a flying knee from the top rope to a hanging-on-the-top-rope Kingston. Bryan hits running dropkicks on Kingston. Kingston tries to counter with a dropkick of his own, but Bryan does an awesome counter into a Boston Crab.Kingston starts mounting a comeback and the crowd is hype. Kingston hits a great top-rope splash on Bryan as Bryan is trying to stand up. Crowd is getting even more hype. Kingston goes for a Trouble in Paradise, Bryan tries to counter into another Boston Crab but Kingston rolls out and cradles Bryan. They exchange more cradles and Bryan tries and fails to lock in the Labelle Lock. This is easily the match of the night so far. Bryan sets up his Busaiko Knee but Kingston turns it into an SOS DDT, which Bryan then counters into a Labelle Lock. Kingston reaches the ropes, to a huge pop from the crowd. Bryan hits his Gatling kicks, Kingston hulks up. The crowd is buck wild. Kingston hits a reverse DDT for a two count. The New Day brawl with Rowan on the outside. Bryan goes for a dive on all three but Kingston hits him with a punch and sets up the Trouble in Paradise. Bryan ducks and hits his Busaiko Knee for a two count. Bryan stomps on Kingston’s face and puts him in the Labelle Lock. Kingston escapes and gives Bryan the same face stomps Bryan gave him moments ago. Kingston hits the Trouble in Paradise and gets the one-two-three.Rating: 4.5 stars. The best WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania since Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31. Awesome, awesome match.#KofiMania WWE The IIconics win the Women’s Tag Team ChampionshipsPaige, of Fighting With Your Family fame, is out as guest commentator here. The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection, still the worst-named tag team in wrestling today, take on The IIconics, Nia Jax and Tamina, and Beth Phoenix and Natalya. Beth and Natalya get walked down the ring by Bret Hart in a cute moment. Bayley and Tamina start off. A few neat spots early but the match settles into a rhythm. Natalya locks in a double sharpshooter on the Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection at the same time, but Tamina levels her and then the brutes Tamina and Jax dominate like two bears versus a group of puppies. Comments Now playing: Watch this: Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal: Carmella wins by superkicking Sarah Logan out of the ring. Cruiserweight Championship match, Buddy Murphy versus Tony Nese: The cruiserweights kick off Wrestlemania in a match that saw Tony Nese dethrone Murphy and become the new cruiserweight champion. Originally posted on April 7. Rating: No rating. This one was too short to really count as a match. They’ll likely have a great rematch on SmackDown or at the next pay-per-view. Kofi Kingston wins the WWE ChampionshipIt’s time for one of the biggest, most anticipated matches of the night. Wrestlemania, don’t you dare be sour… Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale on a camera stand for a two count. Shane then climbs up the structure, which Miz then suplexes him off. They crash through what’s obviously a padded mat area. The two are knocked out, but Shane is on top of Miz, technically a pin, and gets the three count. Lame.Rating: 2 stars. Miz’s dad was the highlight here. Some OK brawling, although the golf cart roof was a nice touch, and an underwhelming finishing sequence, considering what Shane is here for. The Usos retain SmackDown Tag Team ChampionshipsWe get a Lacey Evans walkout before The Usos come out for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship match. They’ll defend against The Bar, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev, and the team of Aleister Black and Ricochet. Crowd is noticeably quieter for this one, but the action is good. With four teams and two people in the ring at any time, it’s also too fast to recap. Crowd comes alive when Ricochet enters the ring and works his magic with Cesaro. Cesaro does his Cesaro Swing on Ricochet as Sheamus clubs… everyone. Awesome moment. Cesaro puts Ricochet in a sharpshooter, but one of the Usos breaks it up with a superkick.Black and Rusev end up the legal men. Black kicks the hell out of Rusev. Black is awesome. I wonder if we could be friends. Probably not. He tags out Ricochet, who I probably couldn’t be friends with either. Rusev hits a swinging slam. All eight guys end up on the turnbuckle for an eight-person superplex spot. Ricochet hits a 630 on Sheamus, goes for the pin but it gets broken up by multiple guys. Ricochet’s 630. Beautiful. WWE The eight guys trade finisher moves. Good stuff. Usos hit stereo splashes on Sheamus to retain. Rating: 4 stars. The crowd started soft but ended loud. Lots of great action in this match. It was a spotfest for sure, but a fun one. AJ Styles defeats Randy OrtonJerry “The King” Lawler is out to commentate the next match. It’s AJ Styles versus Randy Orton. This could be a great one.Chain wrestling to open the match. Orton goes for an RKO, AJ avoids. Crowd is hot on AJ, but there are some solid Orton chants too. Orton works on AJ’s legs, but AJ mounts a small comeback with a beautiful dropkick. Orton rolls out the ring, AJ hits him with an over-the-top-rope forearm. After some outside action Orton rolls AJ in for your first headlock of the night. Some back and forth action, including an Orton powerslam. Standard Orton pace here, slowing things down after the frenetic opener. AJ locks in a calf crusher in the center of the ring, but Orton gets the ropes. He’s a long-limbed man. Orton fights out but is selling his knee. Styles fakes a Phenomenal Forearm, leading to Orton going for an RKO and falling on his back. AJ hits a springboard 450 for a two count. Cool spot. #WrestleMania #WhateverItTakes #NotAwesome pic.twitter.com/Idhw1grNco— Mat Elfring (@ImMatElfring) April 8, 2019 A #Figure4 of the @WrestleMania variety from @MsCharlotteWWE!#WrestleMania #WinnerTakeAll #CharlotteFlair pic.twitter.com/jlq8Wo7xUa— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 8, 2019 AWWWWWWWWWWWW, #WRESTLEMANIA…DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! 👏 FOR YOUR WORLD-FAMOUS 5-TIME CHAMPS, AND FEEL THE POWWWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! @WWEBigE @TrueKofi @XavierWoodsPhD pic.twitter.com/fl8JLUbEFW— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 Balor powers up, hits a powerbomb on Lashley and a Coup de Grace. We have a new Intercontinental Champion. Rating: 2.5 stars. Lashley’ spear was spectacular, and Balor’s powerbomb was impressive. It was a short match though, and the crowd at this point only cares about the main event. The crowd is into the match but is showing signs of exhaustion now that we’re three hours into the main show, and it’s been five hours since the preshow started. McIntyre slaps Reigns which kicks Reigns into berserk mode. Reigns hits a drive-by dropkick on the outside and then a Samoan drop. Reigns hits a Superman Punch and sets up a spear. He hits it and gets the three count.Roman Reigns wins his Wrestlemania return. WWE Rating: 2.75 stars. Nothing wrong with the match, but the crowd is tired and the ending was anticlimactic. Samoa Joe retains the United States ChampionshipThe United States Championship is on the line. Rey Mysterio comes out as Mysterio from Spider-Man. The two come in hot, with Joe hitting Mysterio with a big boot. Mysterio hurricanranas Joe into the ropes and hits a 619. Joe counters a splash into a rear-naked choke. Samoa Joe retains. THIS may have just taken #RAW #WomensChampion @RondaRousey OUT. #WrestleMania #WinnerTakeAll pic.twitter.com/j0RUEriOMF— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019 NOBODY HOME for @WWERomanReigns, and @DMcIntyreWWE is poised to take FULL advantage! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/WUZmHU3xTY— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019 Tags Triple H throws Batista in the ring and hits him with a chair. Then he tears Batista’s nose ring out with pliers. This is actually pretty gross. At the very least, you can’t say Batista isn’t dedicated to showbiz. Batista eventually gets some offense in, slamming Triple H twice on one of the announcer’s tables. Batista throws Triple H into the barricade three times. Crowd is tired.Batista throws Triple H around the ring a few times. Triple H rolls out and Batista hits him with the steel stairs. Batista puts the steps on top of one of the announcers’ tables. Batista goes for a Batista Bomb, but Triple H counters with a back body drop onto what is possibly the most reinforced announcers’ table of all time. Triple H gives Batista ye’ ol’ crotch chop and spears him through a third announce table. 3:45 It’s like 2003 again, and we’re OK with that. WWE And spectacular it is. He’s interrupted by the Doctor of Thuganomics, 2003 John Cena, Cena is wearing a Yankees jersey and has his Word Life knuckle busters. This is awesome. Cena, wearing a pair of Reebok sneakers he must have kept in a safe somewhere, gives a “freestyle” rap. It was also awesome. Worth the price of admission alone.Roman Reigns defeats Drew McIntyreScottish drummers are here to play in Drew McIntyre. These two could have a great match but will have to contend with a crowd who just hit a high during #KofiMania. Reigns’ music hits to cheers. This is his first Wrestlemania not in the main event since Wrestlemania XXX.Announcer Corey Graves says Reigns, who just returned from leukemia, is fighting for anyone who has ever been seriously sick. Reigns and McIntyre exchange hard-hitting strikes before the latter hits a spinebuster. McIntyre beats on Reigns. They end up on the outside. Reigns misses a drive-by dropkick. Back in the ring, McIntyre hits a reverse Alabama Slam. 15 Photos Every WWE star you need to know about When people don’t believe my reports pic.twitter.com/8aEOAcaqJk— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 8, 2019 Can @reymysterio keep it going by capturing the #USTitle from @SamoaJoe LIVE on @WWENetwork?! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/LDmGClVOYp— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) April 8, 2019 #SharpShooter x 2That’s got to hurt. #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/Vuo2bvUYVz— WWE (@WWEIndia) April 8, 2019 It’s officially #WrestleMANia.#BeckyLynch @BeckyLynchWWE pic.twitter.com/7meMfbUTHr— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019 BREAK IT DOWN.@TripleH just risked it ALL to turn the tide in this #NoHoldsBarred Match! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/CCVT1UaqKo— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 Everyone here is cheering for the IIconics. What a feel-good moment! #Wrestlemania— ‘The Influencer’ Brian Zane (@zmanbrianzane) April 8, 2019 More WWE The crowd is all about Lynch. Remember, both Rousey’s Raw Women’s Championship and Flair’s SmackDown Women’s Championship are on the line.Rousey kicks things off with punches to Lynch. Rousey kicks Flair out of the ring. Rousey is the monster of this main event. Lynch and Flair work together to take out Lynch. Flair and Lynch end up alone in the ring. The crowd is well and truly alive again, chanting “Becky” and booing everyone not Becky.Rousey returns to the ring. Flair and Lynch try a double power bomb on her, but Rousey counters with a double armbar over the ropes. Lynch escapes and dropkicks Rousey out of the ring. Rating: 3 stars. Enjoyed some of the big spots in this match and a real good showing from Phoenix in her return match, including the huge Glam Slam. Clever finish to lift the IIconics above their middling status, even though they entered dressed like they were going to a high school costume party. Happy times for the WWE Universe.Shane McMahon defeats The MizThe Hall of Fame class of 2019 come out for their bows. DX get their own entrance. Shane O’Mac’s match is up next.Shane comes out first and makes announcer Greg Hamilton introduce him as “The Best in the World” multiple times. The match starts with chicanery, as Shane goes outside to accost Miz’s dad. Notoriously stiff Shane pummels Miz with some painful looking boxing potatoes. Miz starts bleeding. The match quickly goes awry as Shane lays Miz on the announcer’s table to set up his flying elbow. Miz’s dad comes out of nowhere to protect his son. The Miz’s father enters the ring. The crowd likes it. Shane starts beating on Miz’s dad, then Miz comes in and takes down Shane.They brawl outside before Miz goes back to the ring to check on his dad, who is down and out. Miz’s dad is now a wrestling meme. Elias > The Beatles— Executive Producer Dick Wolf (@JasonKirkSBN) April 8, 2019 Night-night, @reymysterio.@SamoaJoe is STILL your #USChampion! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/6WtXRK88MA— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 OMG! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/qEyhTX4g3G— Brian The Guppie (@briantheguppie) April 8, 2019 Miz goes back into the crowd to brawl with Shane. This is a Fall’s Count Anywhere match, for those who forgot (me). Miz hits Shane with a chair shot, puts him through a table and then strikes him with… the roof of a golf cart. They’re in the crowd though, so most of the crowd can’t see them properly. Becky Lynch defeats Ronda Rousey, Charlotte FlairThe crowd may have one match worth of excitement in them yet. Fortuitous timing, because it’s main event time. Flair is taxied to the stadium in a helicopter. She steps out, takes off her leather jacket and has her lackeys bring over a patented Flair sparkle cape. Rousey is out first, played in by Joan Jett. Rousey smiles at the band, then gets her killer face on. Flair comes out to fireworks, and “The Man” Becky Lynch steams in last. LIVE | @mikethemiz’s father is ready to fight @shanemcmahon! #FallsCountAnywhere #WrestleMania #WWEAustralia pic.twitter.com/EIDR4MT10x— WWE Australia (@WWEAustralia) April 8, 2019 @WWEUniverse Thank you for letting me entertain you. I love this business and whether you cheered me or jeered me, I’m grateful for being a small part of your life. I am officially retired from sports entertainment and I am grateful for every second of my amazing journey ✌🏼— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 8, 2019 The judges have ruled…This 4️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ Splash = PHENOMENAL! #WrestleMania @AJStylesOrg pic.twitter.com/wicJYJYuQB— WWE (@WWE) April 7, 2019 had absolutely zero doubt that a shane o mac #wrestlemania match would end with a ridiculous bump pic.twitter.com/Cdyf74PIVb— jackson ryan 🙏 (@dctrjack) April 8, 2019 Batista goes in the ring and Triple H brings out his sledgehammer. Good times ahead. Triple H goes for a hammer shot but Batista hits him with a spear. Batista takes the hammer and goes for a shot, Triple H kicks him and takes the hammer. Triple H goes for a hammer shot but Batista counters with a spinebuster. Batista hits a Batista Bomb for a terrific near fall.Batista brings the steel steps into the ring. Triple H gets the upper hand and powerbombs Batista into the steps and then hits a Pedigree. Two count. Ric Flair, who Batista attacked in the lead up to this match, appears. He slips a sledgehammer to Triple H and distracts Batista. Triple H hits Batista with the hammer, Pedigree and 1-2-3.Rating: 3.75 stars. Lots of tricks here. Chairs, tables, sledgehammers, nose rings. The match was hurt by a tired crowd, but still great. This was a memorable way for Batista to go out.If you’re going to hit someone with a sledgehammer, do it with style. WWE John Cena, PhD, returnsIt’s now time for Elias to do whatever it is Elias does. There’s an Elias in the ring playing guitar with two titantron Elias’. Amazingly, the crowd cheers. The real, in-ring Elias plays a riff from 7 Nation Army. Elias says WWE stands for Walk With Elias. The crowd is with him. This is all setting up a spectacular beat down, surely. 11 Jax and Tamina take to the top turnbuckles to try and drop a mammoth double splash but Phoenix takes out Jax in the nick of time. Phoenix sets up Bayley for the Glam Slam from the top rope but the IIconics sneak in for a win. We have new champions, guys. The first ever women’s main event at Wrestlemania lived up to the hype. WWE Wrestlemania 35 is done! The biggest wrestling show of the year was headlined by the first ever women’s main event. A triple threat match that pit Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey against SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair against Becky Lynch. And the winner (revealed below) walked away with both titles. That was only the first of three major title matches. Noted human death machine Brock Lesnar faced Royal Rumble winner Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship, while Kofi Kingston got his first ever singles shot at the WWE Championship when he took on Daniel Bryan. With over a dozen matches, these three championship bouts only scratched the surface. We also saw the return of Batista, Kurt Angle’s retirement match, Roman Reigns’ first Wrestlemania match since returning from his bout with leukemia and, amazingly, much more.Below we recap the event as it happened. Needless to say, spoilers ahead! Flair puts Rousey in a Figure Eight leglock in the center of the ring but again Lynch breaks it up, this time with a flying leg drop. Lynch brings out a table. The crowd is happy. The table gets set up in the ring. Rousey kicks it over, the crowd is furious. She pummels Lynch. Flair spears both women. Double two counts. The table is now setup by one of the turnbuckles. Flair spears Lynch for a two count. Michael Cole has no voice left. Flair tries to spear both Lynch and Rousey through the table but ends up going through herself. Lynch and Rousey square up in the ring and the crowd pops big. Rousey goes for a Piper’s Pit slam but Lynch counters into a crucifix pin for the three count. Becky Lynch wins both the SmackDown and Raw Women’s Championships. After the match, it was reported Ronda Rousey broke her hand during the bout. Rating: 3.75 stars. Excellent opening and middle, but the match’s ending came out of nowhere. Just as it felt like we were going to get a satisfying ending segment the match ended. The fluke win over Rousey will likely lead to a future rematch, but it was a weak ending to a Wrestlemania main event. Becky Lynch wins all the gold. WWE Finn Balor defeats Bobby Lashley When Finn Balor first unveiled his Demon Finn alter ego in NXT back in 2014, the first thing that came to my mind was “wow, imagine what a Demon Finn entrance at Wrestlemania would be like.” Today is that day.Hello, Demon Finn. wwe Balor starts with a spinning wheel kick, a scissor kick and a shotgun dropkick. Kicks galore from Demon Balor. Lashley comes back with a slam and a suplex. Lashley sends him outside. Balor hits a slingblade and a shotgun dropkick into the barricade. Lashley spears Balor out of the ring, then hits another one in the center of the ring. Two count. Kurt Angle loses to Baron Corbin, retiresBaron Corbin, Kurt Angle’s opponent, comes out first. People aren’t keen. Fans hoped Corbin would get a last-minute replacement, but it doesn’t appear to be happening. Corbin hits Angle with some punches and generally whales on him. Angle mounts a comeback, hits a three German suplexes. Angle gets him in an ankle lock but Corbin powers out. Corbin hits him with a Deep Six slam. Angle hits an Olympic Slam for a two count. Angle takes off his straps and puts Corbin in the Ankle Lock. Corbin powers out again. Kurt Angle farewells his last Wrestlemania crowd. WWE Corbin gives Angle a “you can’t see me” taunt. Angle goes in for more german suplexes. Crowd wakes up and cheers for Angle. Angle goes for a reverse moonsault but Corbin moves out of the way. Corbin hits an End of Days to win the match. The MetLife Stadium collectively shakes its head. After the match Angle gets on the mic and asks the crowd to walk him out by chanting “You suck.” The best and worst of WWE in this match.Rating: 2 stars. No one wanted this. After some more back and forth, Orton hits the best superplex I’ve seen in years. A European uppercut then knocks AJ out of the ring. AJ’s selling is on point tonight. Orton sets up an RKO, AJ counters with an enziguri but then Orton actually does hit an RKO. Two count. Orton goes for a top-rope RKO. AJ sneaks out from underneath, hits a Pelé kick and Orton rolls out the ring. AJ hits a phenomenal forearm on the outside. He rolls Orton in, lands another phenomenal forearm for the win.Rating: 3.5 stars. Well wrestled. What you expected it would be, but not what it could be.Seth Rollins defeats Brock LesnarThe two get into a brawl before the match starts. Lesnar hits an F-5 on Rollins outside the ring and generally wrecks shop. Lesnar brings Rollins in the ring and demands the ref start the match. Before the ref can, Lesnar throws Rollins back outside. Lesnar logic.The Beast is your first Wrestlemania surprise. WWE The ref rings the bell. Lesnar hits a few german suplexes and goes for another F-5. Rollins counters and the ref gets knocked down in the process. Rollins hits a low blow and then a curb stomp. Then another. Then another. Three curb stomps lays out The Beast for a three count. Rollins wins the Universal Championship clean.Rating: 3 stars. Hot segment to start the show but not much of a match. You can never be sure with Lesnar, but the way this bout went makes it seem like he’s headed for UFC. The show starts with a major title change. WWE Alexa Bliss, the official host for the night, opens the show. She says she can create a Wrestlemania moment with a snap of her fingers. She snaps her fingers and out comes Hulk Hogan. It’s like Wrestlemania XXX all over again — but without The Rock or Steve Austin. Hulk’s back. WWE As Hogan and Bliss are flexing, out comes Paul Heyman. If Brock Lesnar isn’t on last, Heyman says, he’s on first. There’s your first Wrestlemania shock.Preshow resultsWrestlemania’s two-hour preshow had four matches, one of which crowned new champions. Here are the quick results.Andre The Giant Men’s Battle Royal: Braun Strowman wins by last eliminating SNL’s Colin Jost.Raw Tag Team Championship match, The Revival versus Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins: Curt Hawkins breaks his 269-match long losing streak as he and Ryder become Raw tag team champs. EVERYBODY SHUT UP, GOD IS HERE AND SHE’S TWO WOMEN pic.twitter.com/UWXzwtgQMn— rep 🤟❤️ (@repalec) April 8, 2019 WWE
Layla: $125 off and two free pillows Tags Tempur-Pedic is offering $300 off any size Tempur-Breeze or Tempur-Luxe Adapt mattress. You can also save $100 on any size of Tempur-ProAdapt or Tempur-Adapt mattress. The sale also includes mattress bases — you can save $200 on any size Tempur-Ergo Extended power base and $100 on any size Tempur-Ergo power base. To hit the max of $700 worth of savings, you need to pick up a king-size Tempur-breeze or Tempur-LuxeAdapt mattress and a vertical split king Tempur-Ergo Extended Power Base. See at Tempur-Pedic See at Amerisleep MattressFirm Labor Day is upon us, which means kids heading back to school, the start of another football season and fall evenings of cooler air and better sleep. If you need more than a crisp breeze from a bedroom window to improve your night’s sleep, then perhaps a mattress upgrade is in order. Mattress makers often slash prices over a holiday weekend, and Labor Day weekend is no different. Labor Day is filled with mattress sales. A handful of online mattress retailers have jumped the end-of-summer gun and are already running Labor Day sales. You can check out the deals below, and we’ll add other sales as they launch. Before you hit the sales, check out our tips on how to buy a mattress online and the top online mattress retailers. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Amerisleep: $200 off any mattress and 25% off bedding accessories 20 Photos Eight Sleep: Free weighted blanket and free shipping See at Leesa See at Birch by Helix The Pod is a mattress that lets you control the temperature on each side, and you can use its thermo alarm to wake up — it drops the temp gradually as morning nears. Eight Sleep’s Labor Day sale gets you a free Gravity Blanket and free shipping with a Pod purchase, which Eight Sleep estimates to be a $300 value. No promo code required. Casper: Up to $200 off See at Bear The granddaddy of online mattress retailers, Casper will knock up to $200 off the price of your order with code CNET. Four fancy smart beds for a better night’s sleep Post a comment Use code CNET15 to save 15% on your order. This code should be good until September 30. See at Saatva See at Nest Bedding See at Layla See at Eight Sleep See at Casper Nest Bedding: Up to $200 Bear: Save 20% and two free pillows Saatva: $100 off any mattress Bear’s Labor Day sale knocks 20% off your entire purchase with code 20LD, and it throws in two free Cloud Pillows any mattress purchase. Layla’s Labor Day sales amounts to a $275 value by its math with a $125 discount on a mattress plus two free pillows. The sale also includes $50 off foundations, $25 off toppers, $25 off sheets and $10 off weighted blankets. See at Helix Tempur-Pedic: Save up to $700 With code LD200, you can save $200 off of the natural-fiber Birch mattress that features a natural, organic cotton cover and natural wool fibers and organic Birch wool for comfort and temperature regulation. Birch Wool is designed to retain shape with a natural elasticity of each fiber. Save $200 on select mattresses with code SUMNITEZZZ or $100 off the Love & Sleep Mattress with code NEST100. You can ignore the countdown clock on Nest’s site; the sale runs through Sept. 9. 1:41 Helix: Up to $200 off and two free pillows Leesa: Up to $250 off mattresses and two free pillows Allswell: Save 15% on mattresses and bedding Share your voice 4 features every smart bed needs Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. No code needed. You’ll save $100 on any mattress with Saatva’s Labor Day sale. Helix is running a sale that knocks $200 off the price of any order of $1,750 or more with code LD200. Spend $1,250 or more and you can save $1,590 with code LD150. And you can save $100 off any mattress purchase with code LD100. With any mattress purchase, Helix tosses in two of its Dream Pillows. Birch by Helix: $200 off Birch mattress Originally published earlier this month, and regularly updated with additional deals. 0 Sleep Now playing: Watch this: You can save $250 on a Leesa Hybrid mattress and $200 on a Leesa mattress. You’ll also get a free pair of down alternative pillows with any mattress purchase. See at Allswell You can save $200 on a mattress with code LD200 and get 25% off sheets, pillows and other accessories with code LD25.
Black Friday already appears to have arrived for a number of UK retailers, who are now touting their discounted wares to bargain-hunting shoppers.Major brands including Amazon, Argos, Currys PC World and Tesco are now offering discounts on tech and electrical goods, making this the perfect time of year to buy that laptop youve long-promised yourself but havent yet been able to justify buying.Black Friday: Top tips for the best dealsBlack Friday Tesco Direct: TVs, games, electricals, audio and moreBlack Friday: Best Amazon UK gaming and console dealsBlack Friday Tesco Direct: TVs, games, electricals, audio and moreAmazon Black Friday Sales 2016: Here are the best deals today including Lightning DealsIBTimes UK has trawled the internet to cherry-pick you the best laptop deals for Black Friday 2016, which youll find below. Be sure to keep checking back as more offers will be added to this list as and when they appear.Best Black Friday laptop deals: AmazonAsus ROG Strix 17.3in Windows 10 gaming laptop with intel Core i7, Nvidia Pascal GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD: £1099.99Was: £1,349.00 – You save £250MSI Leopard Pro 1416UK 15.6in Windows 10 gaming laptop with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD: £749.99Was: £749.99 – You save: £150ASUS X Series 15.6in Windows 10 laptop with Intel Pentium N3700, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD: £219.99Was: £279.00 – You save £59.01Best Black Friday laptop deals: Currys PC WorldHP 15-BA083SA 15.6in Windows 10 laptop with AMD A8 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD: £299.00Was: £499.99 – You Save: £200HP 15-AY168SA 15.6in Windows 10 laptop with Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD: £499.00Was: £699.00 – You Save: £200.99Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Typecover Bundle with Windows 10, Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage: £729.00Was: £958.99 – You save: £229.99Best Black Friday laptop deals: TescoAcer Ao1-132 Cloudbook 11.6in laptop with Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB HDD (White): £99Was: £149 – You save: £50Acer Aspire ES15 15.6in laptop with Intel Pentium, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD: £199Was: £279 – You save: £80HP 13 Stream, 13.3in laptop with Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (Blue): £179Was: £229 – You save: £50 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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 Black Friday: Top tips on getting best deals on smartphones, laptops, tablets and games consoles
Migrants are seen at a naval base after being rescued by the Libyan coast guard in Tripoli on Saturday. Photo: ReutersInternational charity ships and Libya’s coastguard and picked up several hundred migrants on Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats towards Italy.Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted three migrant boats, the first an inflatable dinghy that had broken down with 125 people on board off Zawiya, just west of the capital, Tripoli, said Ayoub Qassem, a coastguard spokesman.The second boat was turned back off Garabulli, east of Tripoli, and had 112 people on board, while a third boat with 98 migrants on board was intercepted off Abu Kamash, near Libya’s border with Tunisia.One boat with more than 100 migrants on board made it as far as the Aquarius rescue ship about 21 miles from the coast to the west of Tripoli. The ship was preparing to transfer the migrants to Italy.Rescuers on board the Aquarius said the migrant boat was on the verge of completely sinking when it reached them. More than half the migrants on it were Nigerians, with the rest from other sub-Saharan African countries as well as two Palestinians.“All but one of the five balloons holding the boat up was either completely deflated or deflating and there were still about 120 people inside the boat, so a very, very precarious condition,” said one of the rescuers, Max Avis.One of the Palestinians was thrown into the water by other migrants after trying to convince them that they would be better off being saved by a nearby Libyan coastguard boat than drowning, rescuers said.Libya is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea. More than 600,000 migrants have crossed the central Mediterranean to Italy over the past four years as people smugglers took advantage of a security vacuum in Libya. Thousands more perished at sea.Since last summer the rate of departures dropped sharply after smugglers in the Libyan town of Sabratha struck a deal with the Tripoli government to halt their activities and were then pushed from the town by rival armed groups.Libya’s EU-backed coastguard has also stepped up interceptions, often cutting migrant boats off before they can reach international vessels that would bring them to Europe.Two other groups of migrants were transferred to the Aquarius late on Saturday, including 62 who had been picked up by a merchant ship in offshore oil fields and 106 others from another charity vessel.Meanwhile the coastguard in Zuwara, a former Libyan smuggling hub west of Zawiya, said they had foiled a departure during the night and arrested some migrants whilst others had escaped with smugglers.The coastguard posted pictures of detained sub-Saharan African migrants sitting in an inflatable rubber boat on the beach in the dark.
Even though the struggle for women of color to profit from Washington D.C.’s cannabis industry persists, a new company, EstroHaze, was established to add some color and estrogen to the coverage of marijuana influencers.Safon Floyd, Sirita Wright, and Kali Wilder are three entrepreneurs who founded a weed retail business online. (Courtesy photo)“Founded by three Brown female cannabis enthusiasts, EstroHaze is a multimedia platform highlighting the business and lifestyles of multicultural women in cannabis,” said co-founder, Safon Floyd, a resident of Miami, Fla. who started the company along with Sirita Wright, a resident from Prince George’s County and Kali Wilder, a resident from Kansas City, Mo., on estrohaze.com. EstroHaze does not sell or offer cannabis on its site.In the eight months since its founding, the website averages thousands of views monthly, and is rapidly growing. The site provides entertainment and resources for those interested in cannabis. According to the website, the company hopes to ensure that the marijuana industry is painted in “every color it lacks.”“EstroHaze started about two years ago as a simple podcast between three colleagues, who were huge cannabis enthusiasts, and wanted to share their enthusiasm with those willing to listen. However, the real “founding” of EstroHaze happened in February 2017 when we entered the Canopy business accelerator on a mission to build the company into what it is and becoming, today,” Floyd told the AFRO. “Our goal is to be the primary bridge for multicultural women who are interested.”When going on the EstroHaze site, guests can read informative articles about cannabis and new developments in the industry, view videos such as beauty experts doing their make-up high, and even listen to a playlist called, “High Note.”All coming from media backgrounds, the creators of EstroHaze felt it important to offer multimedia options about multicultural women in cannabis after noticing the lack of representation in media. “I think people of color are often overlooked in mainstream media and that may, in some instance, have to do with access, desire, oversights, who knows? Women of color would likely be highlighted more if they were encouraged to be out, proud, unapologetic, and loud about their affinity for cannabis. EstroHaze is here to create a safe space so that women of color can do exactly that,” said Floyd.“You can expect an expanding brand featuring original programming, events, and, of course, more exclusive, cool, relevant content for the thriving and aspiring canna-suer.”In the past some women of color have been encouraged to publicly squelch their appreciation for cannabis while others such as entertainers Lil’ Kim, Solange and Rihanna have been vocal about their love of the green leaf. Floyd contends the past secrecy around women of color and marijuana is because of a cultural stigma created about consuming the plant. She said she hopes EstroHaze will help break the stigma.“I think it’s just a dated contrived notion that ‘ladies shouldn’t do that stuff’ . . . If EstroHaze has anything to do with it, people will be forced to get over that, sooner than later,” Floyd said.Now that EstroHaze has been an official company for the past eight months, the founders are having realizations of their own when it comes to women of color in the media business. “EstroHaze has changed our perspective that women, particularly of color, in cannabis were minimal in the space. We’ve grown to know that women of color are planting seeds (pun intended), cultivating, and growing several canna-businesses that we need to know,” Floyd said.In addition, the team of co-founders, who Floyd described as, “dynamic, mystic, intriguing, powerful, entertaining, and necessary,” have discovered a new world of women like them, positive examples of cannabis enthusiasts.“EstroHaze is revealing what we suspected, that you can be smart, classy, cool, ambitious, and canna-loving all the same,” Floyd said.
By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California.Then she decided it was safe.“The rumors from my last big speech have finally died down,” she said to laughter and applause.Oprah Winfrey speaks to graduates at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)That speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January, full of fiery rhetoric on the fight for justice and the #MeToo movement, brought weeks of chatter about a presidential run for the64-year-old media magnate and movie star that she has since dismissed.“The misogyny needs to stop!” she shouted at one similar moment during Friday’s commencement address to graduates of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.She also mentioned electoral activism, gun control and climate change, but kept it far more casual and apolitical than at the Golden Globes, mostly sticking with more standard inspirational fare.She emphasized the importance of public service and asked the future journalists and public communicators to be warriors for truth in a time of rampant misinformation.“The truth exonerates, and it convicts,” she said. “It disinfects, and it galvanizes. The truth has always been and will always be our shield against corruption, our shield against greed and despair. The truth is our saving grace.”Winfrey had an answer for those who wondered why she was speaking at this smaller, satellite commencement ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium instead of the school’s main ceremony, where stars of her caliber usually speak.“I was going to be here anyway,” she said.Thando Dlomo, one of Winfrey’s “daughter-girls,” whom Winfrey has mentored and sponsored since meeting her on a trip to South Africa when she the girl was in seventh grade, was in the crowd getting a master’s degree in journalism.“I was looking for smart, bright, giving, resilient, kind, open-hearted, girls who had ‘it,’ that factor that means you keep going no matter what,” Winfrey said. “She came in and recited a poem about her teacher, and when she left I said ‘she’s got it.’”Winfrey wound down with some ordinary life tips, including:— “Eat a good breakfast. It really pays off.”— “Put your phone down at the dinner table.”— “Know that what you tweet, post and Instagram today might be asked about in a job interview tomorrow or 20 years from tomorrow.”— “Invest in a quality mattress.”— “Don’t cheap out on your shoes.”Wearing black gown and bright red hood, Winfrey led the graduates into the auditorium along with the school’s dean, Willow Bay, as the USC marching band played its fight songs.Those on the dais with her included Bay’s husband, Disney CEO Robert Iger, who in Winfrey’s presence had a rare moment where he wasn’t the richest person in the room.
Kicking off at 10pm, the party will spread across four dance floors. Furthermore, there will be a Playzone darkroom provided by MGW, diverse indoor and outdoor areas, and a special amusement park with rides, food stands, and chill-out areas.World-famous star DJs like DJ Aron, Micky Friedmann, DJ Suri and Sharon O’Love will operate the turntables and get the guests heated up.Israelian artist Netta will also perform on stage. She will sing her hit Toy, the anthem which secured her the first place at the latest Eurovision Song Contest.Netta will perform at Cologne Pride | Photo: Pride Festival CologneCheck out these other German PridesMunich PrideWeek will also start on 7 July, going on for full seven days until 15 July. The parade will be on Saturday 14.The capital will host the parade on 28 July. Berlin Pride will kick off in Kurfürstendamm, one of the principal avenues in the city. This will be a huge, vibrant festival which holds a very serious message. Every year, those in the LGBTI community descend on Cologne to dance and protest for acceptance and equality. The paradeThe parade will take the streets on Sunday 8 July between 12-6pm. This year’s theme will be Different is Normal.Although the city celebrated Pride for the first time in 1972, the parade became an annual celebration only in 1991. At first, the march attracted around 3,000 people to the historical old quarter. However, up to 1.2 million visitors have gathered in Cologne over the last few years, making it one of the biggest Prides in the country. Cologne Pride will have its own amusement park area | Photo: Pride Festival CologneThe best parties in CologneColognePride consists in four main events: the weekend street festival around Alter Markt, Heumarkt and Rathausplatz, the Friday AIDS-Hilfe gala at Hotel Maritim, the Colour Cologne Party in the Lanxess Arena and the grand parade through the city center featuring up to 120 floats and countless groups. Thirty star DJs will spin the turntables at the city’s best locations during Cologne Pride. They will provide visitors with more than 60 hours of music from Friday to Monday.The highlight of this Pride weekend will be the SEXY Party on 7 July. 5,000 people are expected at the Bootshaus, one of the biggest electronic clubs in town. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Christopher Street Day (CSD) and ColognePride bring a colorful parade, extravagant outfits, and fever-pitch excitement to the streets the weekend of 6-9 July. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Christopher Street Day (CSD) festival in Lübeck, northern Germany, will take place on the weekend 17-18 August, with the parade happening on Sunday. Read more about Prides:Missed out on Pride month? These are the highlights of parade season SEXY Party will be the highlight of this Pride weekend in Cologne | Photo: The world of SEXY party 50 years of Pride biggest in Cologne means “Many together, strong”: Tourists welcomeCologne gets sexy for its Pride festivalBerlin Pride: Christopher Street Day parade turns 40 this weekendRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cologne-is-celebrating-pride-this-weekend-and-its-going-to-be-sexy/
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.MISTER ROGERS IN THE PBS ‘HOODWith Fred Rogers’ legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”PBS stations will air the acclaimed documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?” as part of the “Independent Lens” showcase. The film has earned more than $20 million in its eight weeks in theatres, a blockbuster by documentary standards.Rogers’ “powerful” approach to children’s programming is an ongoing influence at PBS, said Paula Kerger, president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service.One direct link: The animated series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” from creator Angela Santomero and the Fred Rogers Co.This year is the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers” TV debut. An airdate for “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?” wasn’t announced.BETTY WHITE, FULL STEAM AHEADBetty White sees no point in slowing down at age 96, as long as her phone keeps ringing with offers to work.The actress known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” is marking her 80th year in show business with a PBS special that looks at her life and career.Moore, Georgia Engel and Gavin MacLeod are among those sharing insights in “Betty White: First Lady of Television,” which debuts Aug. 21. Moore’s appearance in the special was the last interview she did before her death last year, Boettcher said.The special shows White at work, at home and interacting with friends. She is the lone living star from “The Golden Girls.”White wasn’t a part of the panel discussion at a TV critics meeting on Tuesday.“Betty wanted to be here in the worst way,” said Steve Boettcher, the special’s co-director and producer. “She sends her best and she’s doing great.”Tap dancer Arthur Duncan credits White with launching his career by featuring him on her daily talk show in the mid-1950s. The show received letters complaining about Duncan’s presence as a black performer.White’s response was to use Duncan every chance she could. He later went on to “The Lawrence Welk Show,” becoming the first black regular on a TV variety show.“She was probably one of the nicest, grandest, greatest people I’ve had the chance to meet in my life,” said Duncan, now 84. “Whenever she walked into a room, it lit up.”REP. PAUL RYAN’S ‘ROOTS’ SURPRISEHouse Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots.The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.”Gates says he traced Ryan’s heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. The research showed Ryan is 3 per cent Ashkenazi Jewish, and Gates says the news “about knocked his head off.”Also featured on the show’s fifth season debuting in January is Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.Gates says he chose Ryan because he was fascinated by him and not his politics. He picked Rubio because he wanted to include a Cuban and Gabbard because of her Pacific ancestry.WOODRUFF DESCRIBES ‘LUMP IN MY THROAT’ WHILE FACT-CHECKING TRUMPVeteran journalist Judy Woodruff says it affected her when she said on air that President Donald Trump had said something that wasn’t accurate.“The first time I had to say on the air the president had said something that we needed to point out was not accurate, I got a lump in my throat,” she told a TV critics meeting on Tuesday. “It’s not something that journalists are accustomed to doing.”“PBS NewsHour,” the nightly broadcast anchored by managing editor Woodruff, is careful about using the term lying in regards to Trump and other people in the news, she said.“When you use the word ‘lie’ you’re saying someone said whatever they said with intention to mislead, to misrepresent,” she said.“We can’t know what is in someone’s mind, so we are much more comfortable when a situation presents itself, whether it’s the president or someone else who is an important political figure or someone in the news says something that cannot be borne out by the facts, can’t be borne out by evidence, then we say what they said was inaccurate and then we go on to explain what is accurate.”A LOOK BACK AT WOODSTOCKA 50th anniversary look at Woodstock and a Ken Burns series on the human genome will be among PBS’ upcoming documentaries, the public TV service said Monday.The two-hour documentary on Woodstock will air in 2019 and will examine the events that led up to the three-day festival that would become one of the defining moments of the tumultuous 1960s.The documentary will be part of PBS’ “American Experience” series and is being directed by Barak Goodman, who is teaming up with Burns on the genome series.“The Gene: An Intimate History” will be a three-hour documentary series based on a book of the same name by Siddhartha Mukherjee.Burns previously produced a documentary on Mukherjee’s “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” book.PBS says the series will weave science, social history and “personal stories” to explain what we know about human genetics, including disease and the ethical debates over gene editing. It is scheduled to air in 2020.COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING VET TO LEAD PBSPerry Simon, PBS’ newly announced programming chief, is a veteran of commercial broadcasting, cable and digital media who said Monday it’s a “privilege” to join public television.PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said that Simon will start in September as chief programming executive and general manager, with responsibility for all fare except that for children.Kerger, speaking to a TV critics’ meeting Monday, lauded the scope of Simon’s career experience and his work in the non-profit arts sector.The search to replace Beth Hoppe, who left as programming chief in February to join ABC News, focused on someone who understood the changing media landscape and how PBS reaches viewers on different platforms, including digital ones, Kerger said.An executive committed to the “values and mission of PBS” and who believes in its value was critical in making the selection, she said.Simon, who held executive positions at Viacom Productions and NBC Entertainment, most recently served as managing director at Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions, which makes documentaries, TV series and digital content and has teamed with PBS on projects including the recent documentary “Going to War.”From 2010-15, Simon was BBC America’s general manager and oversaw production of its first original programs including the Emmy-winning series “Orphan Black.” Mister Rogers will be in the PBS ‘hood, Betty White too Judy Woodruff, left, anchor and managing editor of “PBS Newshour,” takes part in a panel discussion with national correspondent Amna Nawaz during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. 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