Susan Sarandon And Michelle Yeoh Visit Earthquake Victims In Nepal

first_imgSusan Sarandon has arrived in Nepal to help victims of the devastating earthquakes that hit the country.Michelle Yeoh In NepalThe actress is visiting with Live To Love International, and is following a visit by Michelle Yeoh last week.Sarandon is encouraging tourists to keep visiting Nepal to ensure the country’s tourism industry survives.“It is important to emphasize that by the fall, when monsoon ends, people should make their reservations now if they want to help and they want to come and visit because it is very, very important to keep all these jobs alive,” said Sarandon. “I think that would be the next wave – to think of Nepal not as an ongoing disaster, but as a country that has found its way back and has many monuments that haven’t fallen and many beautiful areas that can be still safe to trek.”Last week, Michelle Yeoh – a Live To Love ambassador – announced the construction of community halls, in a collaboration with on-ground partners like the Panchakanya group and the Drukpa Kung Fu Nuns, to house victims of the Nepal earthquakes, a crucial need as monsoon season nears and dry shelter becomes scarce.last_img read more

Afghans arrested at BIA

A group of Afghan nationals were arrested at the Banadaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning, Airport officials said.The Afghans included six children and their parents and they had attempted to travel to Germany using fake documents. Further investigations are underway.

Former TID DIG Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Former Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva was today ordered to be further remanded till January 21.Nalaka de Silva had earlier been remanded till today by court. He was arrested over an alleged plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette)

Qatar Holding has no decision yet on Glencores latest bid for Xstrata

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Qatar Holding, a major shareholder of mining group Xstrata, says it has made no decision yet on whether to accept Glencore International’s latest offer to salvage a multibillion-dollar merger bid for the Anglo-Swiss company.Glencore said Friday it would pay 3.05 shares for each Xstrata share, up from its original 2.8 shares offer.It sweetened the offer further Monday by announcing that Xstrata CEO Mick Davis would be the CEO of the new company, but for no more than six months.Qatar Holding is Xstrata’s second-largest shareholder.It had strongly resisted the lower bid, and its opposition threatened to scuttle the deal. Tuesday’s statement was its first on Glencore’s revised terms.Qatar Holding says it will decide on the new terms “in due course” after considering the revised offer. Qatar Holding has no decision yet on Glencore’s latest bid for Xstrata AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 11, 2012 3:27 am MDT read more

Merck spends 84 billion on Cubist to intensify defence against for superbug

Merck spends $8.4 billion on Cubist to intensify defence against for “superbug” threat FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, file photo, Merck scientist Meizhen Feng conducts research to discover new HIV drugs in West Point, Pa. According to reports, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, Merck will buy fellow drugmaker Cubist Pharmaceuticals for $8.4 billion, illustrating a new emphasis on combating so-called “superbugs” that have drawn dire warnings from global health organizations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 8, 2014 5:26 am MDT Merck will spend $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals and push deeper into treating so-called “superbugs” that have drawn dire warnings from global health organizations.The company said Monday that the deal will give it stronger footing in hospital acute care and help it address antibiotic resistance, which the Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, drugmaker called a critical area of unmet medical need.Antibiotic-resistant infections are linked to 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC has called the problem a threat to both health and economic stability, and President Obama in September ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.In April, the World Health Organization warned that without a co-ordinated effort, “the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.”Antibiotics are used to kill or suppress the bacteria behind illnesses ranging from strep throat to urinary-tract infections. The drugs are considered one of the greatest advances in the history of medicine and have saved countless lives.But in recent decades some common bacteria have grown resistant to antibiotics that were once highly effective. Experts say overuse and misuse of the drugs by physicians has contributed to the rise of these so-called superbugs.Cubist draws most of its revenue from the antibiotic Cubicin, and it also has developed another treatment, Zerbaxa, that Merck said will help fight multi-drug resistant infections. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to make a decision on that drug later this month.Cubist paid more than $1 billion last year to buy two rival antibiotic developers: Trius Therapeutics and Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc.Merck expects the acquisition to add more than $1 billion of revenue to its 2015 base and contribute significantly to its profit in 2016 and beyond.Merck will pay $102 per share of Cubist, a 37 per cent premium to its closing price on Friday.Shares of Cubist, based in Lexington, Massachusetts, soared nearly 36 per cent, or $26.52, to $100.88 Monday after markets opened, while Merck climbed slightly and broader trading indexes slipped.___AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman in New York contributed to this report. Murphy is based in Indianapolis. read more

Border Controversy CARICOM Heads reiterate unswerving support for Guyanas sovereignty territorial

The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July, 2018. The Prime Minister of Jamaica,  Andrew Holness, chaired the proceedings.In the 15-page communique issued at the conclusion of the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government (HOG) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July, 2018, the Guyana and Venezuela border controversy was addressed, among many other things.According to the document, the CARICOM Heads of Government “reiterated their firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana.”This was after the Heads received an update on the most recent developments between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.They noted that Guyana had filed its Application with the International Court of Justice on March 29, 2018, in accordance with the decision of the United Nations Secretary General, which was issued on January 30, 2018 to choose the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the means that is now to be used for the settlement of the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.The Heads of Government further noted that Venezuela had indicated its decision not to participate in the case and that in such a case, “the rules of the Court provide for a full hearing of the case and a final judgement that is legally binding on both the participating and nonparticipating countries.”The CARICOM Heads also expressed support for the judicial process underway which was intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long standing controversy and which was in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter.File photo: Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge gesturing to Guyana’s mapThe ICJ in 2019 is expected to make a determination on whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear the matter relating to the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy.The delay was based by an objection by Venezuela which said it “does not recognise” the ICJ’s jurisdiction and will not participate in the arbitration.“It will be sometime after February next year that the court will decide on jurisdiction,” Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge had posited.Greenidge said that after such time, the court will proceed with the substantive case which could be heard in two years’ time.Following the decision made by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, in choosing the ICJ as the next means of resolving the controversy that arose as a result of the Venezuelan contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 about the frontier between British Guiana and Venezuela was null and void, Greenidge, on March 29, submitted, on behalf of the Government, an application to the ICJ, requesting the Court to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the 1899 Arbitral Award regarding the boundary between Guyana and Venezuela.In its Application to the Court, “Guyana highlighted that Venezuela had, for more than 60 years, consistently recognized and respected the validity and binding force of the 1899 Award and the 1905 Map agreed by both sides in furtherance of the Award.”Moreover, it was outlined that Venezuela had only changed its position formally in 1962 as the United Kingdom was making final preparations for the independence of British Guiana and had threatened not to recognize the new State, or its boundaries, unless the United Kingdom agreed to set aside the 1899 Award and cede to Venezuela all of the territory west of the Essequibo River, amounting to some two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.Guyana’s Application, notes that while Venezuela has never produced any evidence to justify “its belated repudiation of the 1899 Award, it has used it as an excuse to occupy territory awarded to Guyana in 1899, to inhibit Guyana’s economic development and to violate Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCaricom Heads support UN’s referral of Guyana/Venezuela border controversy to ICJMarch 4, 2018In “latest news”CARICOM declares Guyana’s borders cannot be compromisedJuly 5, 2015In “Business”President Granger calls on CARICOM to reject oppressive, obnoxious Venezuela decreeJuly 3, 2015In “Politics” read more

Four Mile project wins prestigious AMEC award

first_imgAustralia’s mining and exploration industry gathered to celebrate the end of a tumultuous year and recognise the work of their peers at The Association of Mining & Exploration Companies’ (AMEC) End of Year Gala Dinner. Among the 190 guests were dignitaries including the Japanese Consul-General Mr Torao Sato, WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore, Tom Kenyon MP representing the SA Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway and Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson, who delivered a frank key-note speech on Australia’s resources sector.In his address Minister Ferguson acknowledged the challenges facing the sector, re-asserted his Government’s election promise to implement a Flow-Through-Shares scheme and congratulated the WA Government for overturning the previous administration’s ban on uranium mining.The Minister also presented the prestigious AMEC 2008 Teck Prospector of the Year Award to David Brunt, Geoffrey McConachy and Andrea Marsland Smith for their work in discovering the Four Mile uranium deposit located 550 km north of Adelaide, South Australia. AMEC Chief Executive Officer Simon Bennison said the award recognised a special mix of technical and scientific excellence, innovation, persistence and outstanding leadership.“The combination of personal and technical qualities recognised by the Prospector of the Year Award is indicative of the very essence of a successful exploration team,” Bennison said. “Exploring Australia for mineral deposits requires solid science, gut instinct and no end of personal determination. It is not well understood by the general public that explorers make many personal sacrifices and expose themselves to significant risk in order to uncover a viable find.“As well as rewarding individual excellence, the AMEC Teck Prospector of the Year Award highlights the critical importance exploration plays in Australia’s long term social and economic well-being. Exploration is the first step in a long process that eventually delivers thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of royalties to the whole Australian community. Without exploration today, the tax burden for future generations will most certainly increase.“AMEC congratulates the winners of the AMEC 2008 TECK Prospector of the Year Award and all those involved in exploring for a better future,” Bennison said.last_img read more

Australias 24 billion stake in Africas resources sector faces increasing international competition

first_imgAustralia’s estimated $24 billion investment in Africa’s resources sector is expected to face increasing competition for project involvement and financing, from international mining investment houses. The view was floated ahead of a three-day global summit in Perth this week – the 2012 Paydirt Africa Downunder conference – aimed to expand Australian-African resources investment, project development and government to government co-operation between the two continents. Convenor, Bill Repard, said that Australian exploration, mining expertise and resources investment had carved a substantial bridge between Australia and Africa over the past 15 years because of their similar mineralised geological structures, mining challenges and like-minded equities market support.“However, post GFC, modernising super economies, their hunger for sustainable sources of mineral and energy supply, and their depth of investment reserves, mean that Australia’s own capital adequacy to invest in and compete in Africa’s mining upside, is under competitive pressure,” Repard said.“It should be no surprise to anyone that Africa is increasingly a keen bidder for China-based resources funds while the flipside is also increasingly evident – China, India and other mineral hungry economies are looking to secure or build a foothold in the substantial mineral opportunity continuing to present throughout most of the African continent. Whereas once Australia’s explorers and miners were sector leaders in Africa’s resources investment, mine development, and assisting with associated infrastructure and social and community growth, some of that space is now being commanded by overseas players.“China for example, is already exhibiting a higher profile than Australia in Africa’s value-adding mining opportunities such as downstream processing compared to simple mine development and ore extraction.”Australia, Repard said, could bolster its already strong reputation among Africa’s more than 50 mining countries by strengthening the level of government interface between the two continents, building on the business and investment links already pioneered there by Australia’s major, mid tier and even small cap resources houses.More than 280 Australian resources and supplier companies are currently represented across African mining projects with current and planned Australian investment in Africa, primarily mining, conservatively estimated by market analysts at around $24 billion.Repard said Australian government and trade expertise could assist Africa’s resources sector counter one of its biggest internal challenges, dismantling barriers to cross-border trading within Africa, an economic issue highlighted by a recent World Bank report.“There is a push for an African-wide free-trade area by 2017 and such a zone could potentially enhance its mining growth by dissolving issues such as disparate levels of sovereign risk, mining royalties, taxation and infrastructure investment. This more borderless environment would make Africa as a whole a more fertile ground for joint Australian-African resources investment,” Repard said.“Certainly, a barrier to Africa’s mining sector growth is poor infrastructure in the key areas of road, rail, water and power – yet that is an area in which Australian expertise excels – so potential economies of scale for mining-related infrastructure could be achieved through removing inter-country barriers to such project investment.”Repard said Africa recognised that Australia had helped the country diversify its minerals profile from the original staples of gold, copper and uranium to additional opportunities such as tin, potash, manganese, coal, iron ore, rare earths, phosphate and graphite.“Critically, Australia has been pivotal in helping our African mining allies over 10 years revamp their mining codes and evolve more appealing investment regimes – so we need to now ensure these existing partnerships continue to evolve.”The Africa Downunder conference has attracted 2,500 delegates, including 17 African Resources Ministers and mining department heads.It will be opened on Wednesday morning by Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, The Hon. Senator Bob Carr with representations by three other senior cabinet members – Defence Minister Stephen Smith, Resources Minister Martin Ferguson and Special Minister of State, Gary Gray. Former Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Kevin Rudd, is also to speak – on Thursday.The program – the largest African business summit globally outside of that continent and now in its 10th year – has grown so substantially in recent years that adjoining venues – the Pan Pacific Perth and Novotel Langley in Perth, are to be used for the 2012 schedule, from August 29-31.Australian resources companies now have interests in 42 of the 56 countries in Africa with ASX-listed miners and explorers active there numbering 180. In addition, more than 200 Australian mining services companies have carved out a niche on the continent, making Australia one of the biggest players in the burgeoning resources destination.There will be more than 80 presentations over the three days, supported by a capacity 170 corporate booths.The conference has been bolstered this year by the second Africa Australia Research Forum, to be held on Tuesday. Hosted by Australia’s Paydirt and Murdoch University in partnership with the International Mining for Development Centre at the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland; and the Western Australian School of Mines at Curtin University – the forum’s theme will be Maximising the value and minimising the harm of Africa’s extractive industries. The forum will bring together African nationals, Australian and African mining companies, Australian and African academics, NGOs, and government representatives to explore selected aspects of the African Union’s “Africa Mining Vision” policy and how Australian entities can engage with their African counterparts to undertake research that will support the execution of the action plan.last_img read more

Wood and Cementation Americas complete Terra Nova Technologies deal

first_imgWood says it has completed the sale of conveyor systems business Terra Nova Technologies (TNT), close to six weeks after the deal was announced.Following a strategic review of its portfolio, Wood identified potential asset disposals which were expected to generate proceeds in the range of $200-$300 million, with the TNT sale making a “good contribution to the asset disposal program”, it said.The TNT business was sold to Cementation Americas, a firm owned by Murray & Roberts Holdings Ltd, for $38 million.Back in late-March when the deal was announced, David Kemp, Wood Chief Financial Officer, said: “Terra Nova Technologies has a strong track record in delivering material handling equipment to our customers. Wood’s strategy going forward is to focus on asset-light solutions rather than the manufacture/fabrication of equipment.”Cementation Americas said TNT has earned a solid reputation for providing quality design, supply and commissioning services for crushing and screening plants, overland conveyors, heap leach systems and mobile stacking systems for waste and dry tailings.Justin Oleson, President of Cementation Americas, said at the time: “The purchase of TNT fits well within Cementation’s strategy to improve our ability to serve clients, both geographically and across the mining value chain. The combining of Cementation and TNT complements both our underground and surface design/build portfolios, and better positions Cementation to support our client’s total mining needs.”last_img read more

Women EHF Champions League Qualification groups decided

EHFEHF Champions Leaguewomen champions league Women EHF Champions League Qualification Groups have been decided in today’s draw in Vienna.Semi-Final pairings are 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3, playing dates are 14/15 SeptemberGroup 1: Minsk, Byasen, Leipzig, BergenGroup 2: ETV-Erdi VSE, FTC Rail Cargo, Zug, Lokomotiva ZagrebGroup 3: HCM Baia Mare, Team TVIS Holstebro, Qualifier 1, ViborgGroup 4: Rostov Don, ZRK Vardar, Jomi Salerno, FleuryMinsk, Zug and Salerno won the right to organise tournaments apart from Qualifier 1, therefore Baia Mare has the right in Group 3 ← Previous Story Pavel Atman signs for HC Metalurg Skopje! Next Story → Men EHF Champions League Groups drawn – Dinamo Minsk and Tatran Presov in same group read more

Womens EHF CL Gyor revenge for Vardar in Skopje

← Previous Story Manolo Cadenas after Zagreb: Refeeres were bad for Wisla and handball Next Story → EHF CL: KIF Kolding beat Vardar – Karabatić saves PSG in Celje! Hungarian Gyor beat ŽRK Vardar Skopje 27:22 (13:10) in the opening match of the Women’s EHF Champions League in Skopje. That was a clash of two teams who played against eachother in the quarter-final last season, when Macedonian champions booked ticket for the FINAL 4 tournament in Skopje. “New-old” Gyor with Heidi Loke, Anita Gorbicz and Co. showed great level of performance in one of the “hottest” Arenas in Europe.Kovacsics netted sixth goals for the winning team, while Maja Sokač scored five for Vardar. read more

Google les anciennes versions de navigateurs mises au placard

first_imgGoogle : les anciennes versions de navigateurs mises au placardÉtats-Unis – Les sites de Google cesseront de prendre en charge les anciennes versions de navigateurs. Bien que ceux-ci soient toujours accessibles, leur actualisation ne sera pas disponible.Google a décidé de ne plus prendre en charge les anciennes versions des navigateurs. Dès le 1er mars prochain, Internet Explorer 6, Safari 2.0, Firefox 2.0 et Chrome 3.0 pourront toujours accéder aux services du géant d’Internet mais sans pouvoir profiter des actualisations. “Le web évolue à la vitesse de la lumière et utiliser un navigateur dernière génération permet d’accéder aux dernières applications”, explique Google. Cette initiative concerne une bonne partie des internautes puisque 13,46% d’entre eux utilisent encore IE6, 0,76% pour Firefox 2.0 et 5,9% pour Chrome 3.0. Le géant américain pourrait aussi obtenir davantage d’utilisateurs pour la nouvelle mouture de son navigateur Chrome 4.0.Le 1 février 2010 à 12:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

ASA Congratulates Starling on New White House Role

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Ray Starling, recently named a special assistant to President Donald Trump for agriculture, trade and food assistance. In his new role, Starling will hold a seat on the National Economic Council, where he will advise President Trump on agriculture and trade issues. Previously, Starling served as chief of staff to Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), as well as an advisor to Tillis on farm issues.”To have an advocate for agriculture like Ray Starling in this position is very positive for soybean farmers,” said ASA Director Jimmy Thomas, a producer from Timberlake, N.C. “In his time with Sen. Tillis, and prior to it with the North Carolina legislature and the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Ray has proven himself to be someone who understands the challenges farmers face and what role government can play in helping us to succeed. In his role, he will also be able to draw the direct connection between global agricultural trade and a successful farm economy.”North Carolina Soybean Producers Association President John Fleming, a farmer from Tarboro, N.C., added, “Ray Starling has spent the majority of his career in agricultural policy. He has a deep understanding of the needs of rural America, having grown up on his family’s farm in eastern North Carolina. Ray has demonstrated his commitment to soy growers and we congratulate President Trump on such a strategic hire.”last_img read more

Rafael Nadals injury return date revealed Spaniard gunning for record in France

first_imgRafael Nadal is expected to make a swift return from his knee injury and the Spaniard will be next seen in action at the Monte Carlo Masters after his name was included in the list of players who will be competing in the tournament. The tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris on March 21.The Monte-Carlo Masters is held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, a commune that borders on Monaco. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour. The 2019 edition of the annual tournament will be held from April 15 to April 21. Nadal is the most successful player in the history of the competition with 11 title triumphs and held a 46-match winning streak at Monte Carlo from 2005-13 — the most consecutive wins at a tournament by any man or woman. Nadal has won 97 per cent of his first serve points.Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesAt Monte Carlo, Nadal has the most consecutive title victories with 8 wins between 2005 to 2012. The Spaniard also holds the most number of final appearances with 12 and his only defeat in the title clash was against Novak Djokovic in 2013. Nadal has played the most number of matches in the tournament too, with 72 appearances and he has been victorious on 68 of those occasions. Nadal had been feeling pain on his historically troubled right knee during the Indian Wells Masters quarterfinal clash against Karen Khachanov. He subsequently withdrew from the tournament ahead of his semifinal match against Roger Federer on March 16. The Swiss, though, did not manage to win his 101st title as he lost out to Dominic Thiem in the final. Owing to the injury, Nadal skipped this week’s hard-court tournament — Miami Open and is now all set to begin his clay court campaign which will culminate in Paris at the Ronald Garros. The world number 2 will be eager to win his 12th title in the French capital and 18th grand slam when the French Open begins on May 26. The final will be held two weeks later on June 9. Both Nadal and Federer have recently been displeased with Djokovic of late. The Serbian decided not to consult the two icons before deciding to controversially vote out the current ATP chairman Chris Kermode. But the world number 1 played down any talks of rift between him and the two players.  Novak Djokovic (R) with Roger Federer (L).Reuters”I have not noticed anything from their side or from mine,” Djokovic said. “It’s not necessary for people to create any tensions or divisions between us. On the contrary, I have a good relationship with both of them. We always respected each other. We are rivals of course so it’s hard to be friends. We need an open dialogue and for people to have different opinions. That’s what a democratic society is. We all try and be part of that.” Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The greatest tennis rivalry of all time Closelast_img read more

Houston School District Reviewing More Bus Routes

first_img Share Laura IsenseeFamilies wait in line on the first day of school at the magnet bus hub stop at Wilson PK-5 on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Problems have plagued the new bus system for months.Administrators with the Houston Independent School District have launched a review of all the afternoon bus routes, as the district continues to try and resolve problems with its transportation system.The review will try to ensure all routes have the right schedule and can actually be completed in the time allotted. It follows a similar survey of all the morning bus routes.District managers hope to finish the review and make any changes by February.Parents have been complaining about late buses and delays since the start of the school year. In August, HISD launched a new bus system that replaced neighborhood stops with fewer pick-up and drop-off locations. Problems started that week and, since then, one late bus prompted one student to head to the emergency room. The district is also trying to hire more bus drivers, since there’s a critical shortage of drivers. They’ve also tried to improve safety with a new badge system.Interim Transportation Chief John Wilcots said in a statement that he wants parents to know that he hears them. He said that he’s seen some routes with unrealistic stops.“They want us to get these afternoon routes reviewed and updated, and that’s what we’re going to do,” Wilcots said in the statement.last_img read more

AwardWinning Actor Portrays Douglass Now

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comSmith, known for his roles in the Spike Lee Films, “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” Summer of Sam,” and “School Daze,” among others, as well his portrayal of Black Panther Huey P. Newton and Rodney King on stage and screen, is touring the play nationwide. He was invited to perform at Morgan’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, by Morgan’s Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program, in conjunction with the James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts.Award-winning actor Roger Guenveur Smith brought Frederick Douglass to life in the 21st century, to the campus of Morgan State University with his one-man show, “Frederick Douglass Now!”“His (Smith) interdisciplinary approach to storytelling, along with a commitment to ensuring Black history is included in the story of America, represent the work our program celebrates and prepares our students to create,” said Keith Mehlinger, associate professor and director of SWAN in a statement.Smith’s monologue combines multiple genres including, spoken work, Hip Hop, and the sermon. After the performance at Murphy, Smith led a cross-campus march from the theatre, to the statue of Douglass at Holmes Hall, where he engaged a question and answer session.last_img read more

Young man killed outside Puerto Aventuras store

first_imgNear his body was a motorcycle and helmet that presumably belonged to him. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A young man has been shot and killed in Puerto Aventuras in what police say remains with unknown motive. The body of the unidentified young male was found lying on the sidewalk outside a convienence store on Calle Ciricote. Police and paramedics were called to the murder scene where medical staff pronounced the man. last_img read more

Recap Miles of queues on M6 after multivehicle accident

first_img Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive . 11:25All lanes now reopened10:58Driver spotted filming sceneA Central Motorway Policing Group spokesman said:A driver has also been reported for using a mobile phone whilst driving, taking pictures of the collision as he passed through.” 10:56Pictures from the scene10:32Hour-long delays09:27Traffic England updateNormal traffic conditions are expected between 10:00 and 10:15 on 14 March 2019 09:21Latest traffic and travel news09:20Accident location (Image: Google/INRIX)09:20INRIX update Two lanes closed, severe delays and queueing traffic for five miles due to accident, a car and a van involved on M6 Southbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.Cameras and matrix signs show lanes two and three (of three) are closed. Cameras show the van is partway onto the central reservation. Traffic was initially held until around 08:50. Emergency services are at the scene. 09:13Highways England Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Police search for missing woman Motorists face hour-long delays and queues of up to five miles on the M6 because of a ‘multi-vehicle accident’. Highways England held traffic on the southbound carriageway between junction 16, Crewe, and junction 15 Stoke-on-Trent, until 8.50am after received reports of an incident at 8.30am. Motorists are being told to avoid the area. A spokesman from traffic monitoring company INRIX said: ” Two lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic for five miles due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Southbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). “Travel time is 50 minutes. Cameras and matrix signs show lanes two and three (of three) are closed. Traffic was initially held until around 08:50.” It comes just hours after a major incident around the junction 10 area where a man was struck by a lorry. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more

Olympic champs highlight Brazil equestrian event

first_img Comments   Share   The show’s namesake, Artistotle Onassis’ granddaughter and heiress to his shipping fortune, will also compete, as will her husband, Brazilian rider Alvaro Miranda, and fellow Brazilian star Rodrigo Pessoa, who took Olympic gold in Athens in 2004.Miranda, a Sao Paulo native who spearheaded the 2007 launch of the event, described this year’s edition as technically the most challenging yet.“We not only have the best riders, but this year we have the best horses,” he told journalists at a news conference, adding that 92 horses were being flown in from Europe aboard special flights.A total of 114 horses are to participate in the jumping events, which include a team competition between riders from eight of the 17 nationalities present, as well as the showcase Oi Grand Prix.Miranda said the show marked an important milestone as Rio gears up to host the 2016 Olympics.“I wanted to show people that we (Brazilians) could organize an event of this scale,” he said. “Since just a little time has passed since this summer’s games, I suspect this Olympic flame is still going to be alive in all of us this weekend.”Prize money at the five-star event, which runs at Rio’s Sociedade Hipica Brasileira through Saturday, totals more than $1.7. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Seven Olympic champions and nine out of the world’s 10 top-ranked riders are in Rio de Janeiro for Latin America’s most important equestrian event, which kicked off on Thursday.The 6th edition of the Athina Onassis Horse Show drew stars including Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, who won the gold at this summer’s Olympics in London, as well as Britain’s Nick Skelton, who took the Olympic gold in the team competition. The United States’ Laura Kraut, who won gold in Beijing in 2008, is also competing. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top holiday drink recipes The Oi Grand Prix, which sees riders take on 1.3 meter (4-foot)-tall jumps, carries a $1.3 million prize, making it the best-remunerated equestrian event worldwide, according to the organizers.Some 15,000 spectators daily are expected to fill the bleachers at the club, which backs onto the verdant Tijuca forest beneath Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Ticket prices begin at $90.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homelast_img read more

Grants aim to help inmates find work before leaving jail

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How men can have a healthy 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is trying to help inmates improve their job prospects before getting released from local jails, through a $10 million program announced Thursday.The Department of Labor already administers a grant program designed to help ex-inmates find work, but the mentoring and training generally occurs after their release. Federal officials want to explore whether opening job centers inside jails would help more inmates find work by giving them a head start on their resumes, interviewing skills and job leads. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help More than 9 million people are released from county and local jails each year. Many have multiple barriers to overcome to finding a job, such as low education levels and a history of substance abuse.“We have to do more to help them land on their feet as they return to their communities,” said Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in a news release announcing the program.Perez once served on the Montgomery County Council in Maryland, which opened a job center in the country jail nearly a decade ago. Perez wants to try the program out on a national scale. Twenty communities were selected from 58 grant applicants.The money is designed to get the program up and running, with applicants also being evaluated based on efforts they will take to keep the program going in future years.California is the biggest beneficiary with four communities getting $500,000 grants. The states of Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin each had two grant winners.___Online:Labor Department: http://tinyurl.com/o9k3rduCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories last_img read more