Diefenbaker building in Ottawa reminds Michel band descendents of dark times

first_img(Kim Beaudin outside the John Diefenbaker building in Ottawa. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsKim Beaudin stood with a protest sign Tuesday morning outside a meeting between premiers, the prime minister and Indigenous leaders in the Diefenbaker building, named after the prime minister that wiped out the Michel band.Beaudin said the name John Diefenbaker conjures up a dark chapter in his family and peoples’ history when the Canadian government, with a stroke of a pen, enfranchised – took away the Indian status—the people of the Michel band.“It causes such negative feelings,” said Beaudin, who is vice-Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. “We were the last band in Canadian history to be wiped out.”Beaudin was among a handful of demonstrators and supporters of CAP who were protesting the organization’s exclusion from a meeting between Indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers.(John Diefenbaker was prime minister from 1957 to 1963)The meeting was held in a building that once housed Ottawa’s city hall that is now a federal government building named after Diefenbaker.In March 1958, the Diefenbaker government enfranchised all members of the Michel band, who were part of Treaty 6.It was the only case of a band being enfranchised involuntarily under a section of federal law that was repealed two years later.All enfranchisement provisions were repealed in 1985.Beaudin said for most of the first half of the 1900s the Canadian government was pressuring the Michel band to give up its land because of its potential resource bounty. Some members of the band voluntarily enfranchised in 1929. The Michel band, known as Michel Reserve 132, sat about 40 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.“The whole thing was unbelievable,” said Beaudin. “By doing that they broke up families. People ended up on the street.”Beaudin said the people of Michel have continued to fight for recognition as a band as defined by the Indian Act. Over the years they faced a federal government that at times argued in court they didn’t exist, he said.“Our people have told me the federal government marched in and said get out,” said Beaudin. “”They ended up taking all the resources.”Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.calast_img read more

Rio Tinto closely watching industry impact of US sanctions on Russian rival

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of Rio Tinto’s aluminum division said Tuesday he is closely watching the industry impact of U.S. sanctions on its Russian rival, Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminum suppliers.The United States Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against seven leading Russian businessmen, 17 officials and a dozen Russian companies, including the aluminum giant. Rusal shares have dropped by more than half since the sanctions were announced, and the company has warned it may technically default.“It’s a bit early yet to speculate on exactly how this is going to work out and what impact it’s going to have on the whole industry,” Rio Tinto aluminum chief executive Alf Barrios said in an interview.“What is clear is that Rusal is a significant supplier of aluminum to the world and clearly we’ll have to evaluate this in detail and understand exactly how we’re going to manage our business.”Industry observers believe London-based mining giant Rio Tinto is among the main beneficiaries from actions taken Friday as part of the U.S. administration’s attempt to punish Russia for actions including activities in Syria, Ukraine and Crimea.Global aluminum prices have risen as the sanctions have fuelled concerns over supply.The sanctions against Russia come as the U.S. is also escalating a trade war with China, partially by imposing aluminum tariffs on the Asian superpower and a host of other countries, from which Canada is temporarily exempt.Barrios said he expects “common sense” will prevail when it comes to Canada’s current exemption from American tariffs on the metal.Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports last month using the so-called “Section 232” of U.S. trade laws that allows the U.S. president to restrict imports and impose unlimited tariffs if a Commerce Department investigation finds a national security threat.He gave temporary exemptions to Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, and the member countries of the EU and suggested that a final decision on tariffs against its North American neighbours could be dependent on successful NAFTA talks. The steel and aluminum tariff exemption for Canada that is set to expire April 30.The deadline happens to coincide with a timeline suggested as the deadline for finalizing a new NAFTA this year. Negotiators are reportedly close to hammering out a deal.He said a U.S. decision to include Canada in the tariff would not be appropriate because Canada is considered part of the North American defence manufacturing base and supply chains are closely intertwined.“We continue to be confident that at the end common sense will prevail but what’s important for us is to work closely with the governments and the customers to ensure that we continue to maintain the highly efficient, highly-integrated supply chain between the two countries.”Barrios said it’s too early to determine the global impact of 10 per cent aluminum tariffs applied against many countries, but added that the best thing for American aluminum consumers is to have access to high quality, low carbon aluminum produced in Canada using clean hydro power.He believes the Canadian government’s steps to crack down on companies that try to ship cheap foreign steel and aluminum through the domestic market was well-received by the U.S. administration, industry and customers.Earlier Tuesday, Rio Tinto became the first company in the world to receive Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certification for its environmental, social and governance practices at its smelters in Quebec and Australian bauxite mine.Although he doesn’t expect Rio Tinto’s aluminum will immediately secure a pricing premium, Barrios said it will give a competitive advantage to its Quebec assets from customers who he said will increasingly demand the certification.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more

Opener finisher or a specialist No 4 DK can do it all

first_imgKolkata: Dinesh Karthik might have been picked as a back-up wicketkeeper for the World Cup but mentor Abhishek Nayar feels the Tamil Nadu cricketer can play the role of an opener, a finisher or a specialist No. 4 for India in England. MSK Prasad-led selection committee on Monday picked all-rounder Vijay Shankar for the No. 4 spot and made it clear that the second wicket-keeper will come into play only if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is injured. However, Nayar said Karthik could be India’s answer for the debatable No 4 spot and can even open if needed. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He can play a Kedar Jadhav finisher’s role to a No. 4 batsman’s role if needed. He can even open if needed,” Nayar, who’s credited for resurrecting Karthik’s career, said. “Being a good fielder, adds that value. Of course he’s back-up wicketkeeper, but I’m pretty sure that the management will look at him as a specialist batsman if someone is slightly out of form. You never know what opportunities this game can bring to you. For his point of view, it’s about being just prepared and being ready for that opportunity so that when it comes he grabs it with both hands.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNayar, who is also the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders, had missed to be with Karthik on the selection day but the KKR skipper made it a point to call him and pay his “gratitude”. “He was full of gratitude and spoke about the time when we got together three years ago. We were thinking about those days, not knowing where his career was going. So now being part of the World Cup is really special for someone like him,” Nayar said. His career at the crossroads, Karthik had sought the help of Nayar in 2016 after he scored only 355 runs in 12 innings with only one hundred at an average of 32 in the previous season. Thus began a mentor-pupil relationship, which resurrected his career and helped Karthik to be in contention for the World Cup. But just two months back, the MSK Prasad led selection committee ignored him in the ODI series against Australia which was India’s final dress rehearsal before the World Cup, making it clear that Rishabh Pant was their choice for the second wicket-keeper’s spot. “Giving up was not in our dictionary. We never believed in giving up. The day we gave up is the day we stop playing cricket,” Nayar said. “When that happened we were very clear in mind that, going forward, we need to focus on becoming a better cricketer. Focus on continuing the form that he had for the past three years. That has been the main focus. Selection was not in our hands. He always tried to control the ‘controllables’ which was the preparation,” he said as Karthik finally made it to the squad ahead of Pant on Monday.last_img read more

Target Canada reaches deal with former landlords as it nears vote on

TORONTO — Target Canada Co. said Friday it has reached an agreement with its former landlords whose leases were terminated as part of the company’s plans to shut down its Canadian stores.The retailer said the settlement provides a framework for a resolution of its court-supervised windup and deals with the landlords’ claims against both Target Canada and Target Corp.Under the agreement, the landlords will support the company’s plan under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Landlords holding guarantees from Target Corp. will receive payment in exchange for a contractual release.The U.S. retailer announced last year it was shutting all of its Canadian stores, only two years after its highly anticipated launch north of the border.Target said the monitor overseeing the process estimates that unsecured creditors will receive approximately 66 per cent to 77 per cent of what they are owed.The company said it expects creditors to have a chance to vote on its plan on May 25 and, subject to approval, intends to seek court approval on June 2. read more

Report Ohio State football player Jamel Dean to leave the program

Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports.Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure.Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU.“It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.”The freshman defensive back enrolled early at OSU in January and is listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds on the Buckeyes’ spring roster.Dean was rated as the No. 128 high school prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com and was a four-star recruit. read more

Knife attack by motorcycle gang ends with six men in hospital

A knife attack in a sleepy Surrey village reportedly by one motorcycle club on another resulted in six men being taken to hospital, police have said. Armed men wearing balaclavas are said to have burst into a rival biker club’s meeting before attacking the members inside. The aggressors, armed with knives and baseball bats, left four men with multiple stab wounds to the chest and stomach. Two others were also taken to hospital with other injuries. A resident said they heard motorbikes riding up to the club before the men burst in. After a period of silence, the local said emergency services then arrived. Surrey Police said in a statement that officers were called to Eastbourne Road in Blindley Heath just after 7.30pm on Wednesday following a report that a group of men had attacked a number people at the Forman Institute.It was reported that 13 men arrived at the social club with weapons, attacked a number men who were in an out-building at the back of the club, and left heading north on the A22. An out-building seen to the left at the back of the Forman Institute and Club As of Thursday morning, three of the men were still in hospital, two are in a serious but stable condition.No arrests have yet to be made, and Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation and we are still trying to piece together what has exactly happened. What we do know is that this is an extremely serious incident and we are doing all we can to find those responsible. An out-building seen to the left at the back of the Forman Institute and ClubCredit:Google Maps “The investigation is well underway and we have officers out in the local area conducting reassurance patrols.”We understand that this is a concerning incident for local residents but we do not believe there to be a wider threat the public and it is extremely rare for an incident of this nature to occur.”If you saw something, no matter how small, then please pick up the phone as it could assist our investigation.”Lisa Smith, trustee of the Forman Institute, told Get Surrey the victims were not members of the local biker group. A spokesman for the Forman Club also said the attack was “separate” from the social club.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Outlaw Star anime finally coming to Bluray our space western hearts overfloweth

first_img It’s about time I get to see my childhood crush Gene Starwind in high definition.Anime fans, hold on to your intergalactic horses because the quintessential space western anime Outlaw Star is being released on Blu-ray for the first time on December 5th, 2016 for the UK.Anime Limited has just announced that it will release the entire series in one complete box set containing all 26 episodes and a ton of collector’s goodies:The Outlaw Star 100-page Building a Universe art book, published for the first time in English. The book contains art from the series, including line art, image boards, and designs for the props and mechanical aspects of the show.The entire series (26 episodes) over four Blu-ray discs in English and Japanese with English subtitles.Extras: Clean opening and closing title sequences, character design galleries, mechanical design galleries, character gallery, TV commercials and the pilot film.If you’re not familiar with the space opera nostalgia bomb that is Outlaw Star, here’s a quick overview:Rough and tumble hero-for-hire Gene Starwind is employed by a space outlaw named Hilda for a getaway job, but soon finds himself in possession of a suitcase that contains the bio-android Melfina. Melfina, who looks like a normal human, was created to interface with the ship that Hilda has stolen.They find themselves caught up in the search for the legendary treasure trove known as the Galactic Leyline. Joining him on his bounty hunting adventures is his sidekick Jim Hawking, contract killer Twilight Suzuka, and alien cat girl Aisha Clanclan. Man, late 90s anime were always full of cat-girls. I sort of miss it.The Outlaw Star anime series originally made its debut in Japan in 1998, and in North America on Cartoon Network in 2001. The universe of Outlaw Star was so attractive to producers that a spin off series called Angel Links was also created, taking place in the same world as the original series.Outlaw Star lies in the same vein of many other space operas that we know and love, with comparisons to Star Wars, Firefly, Trigun, and Cowboy Bebop inevitable once you watch the show. The design, animation, and execution of this series made it a shoe in to be remembered in those ranks. It’s a thing of awesome adventure and intergalactic beauty, folks.Can we get a show of hands of who else is super pumped for this series to finally get a Blu-ray release? Although this is the UK only release, we are keeping our eyes peeled for the North America release also, which shouldbe forthcoming from Funimation. Funimation announced they had secured the North America rights for the series back in 2013, but have yet to do a follow up on when it will be out for us over here across the pond.Pre-orders for the UK release should be hitting up the internet soon, so keep a look out for it. Until then, let’s bask in the nostalgia that is the ending theme from the series. Eeeeeee, the feels! Stay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon Master‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches last_img read more

25 facts as WWE celebrates 25 years of The Undertaker

first_img WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Vince Mcmahon Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 center_img Twitter Triple H Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE issued the following this weekend.25 PHENOMENAL FACTS AS WWE® CELEBRATES UNDERTAKER®’S 25 YEARS IN THE RINGSTAMFORD, Conn., November XX, 2015 – WWE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of WWE icon, Undertaker with an epic tag team match pitting Undertaker and Kane® against the Wyatt Family at WWE Survivor Series in Atlanta, Ga., this Sunday. Exactly 25 years to the day of Undertaker’s debut, Survivor Series will air live around the world on WWE Network.In celebration of his 25 years, Undertaker made a special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Click here to see Undertaker’s interpretation of Thanksgiving.Throughout his storied career, “The Phenom” has been part of some of the most memorable matches in WWE history, cementing his place as one of the greatest Superstars of all time.Here are 25 Phenomenal Facts about the seven-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion:While he officially debuted as “The Undertaker” during the 1990 Survivor Series, he competed as “Kane ‘The Undertaker’” in pre-taped matches prior to his live debut.One of Undertaker’s original finishing moves was the Elbow Drop, where he would walk across the top rope and drop a brutal elbow on his opponent.He appeared on the debut episode of Monday Night Raw and is the only Superstar from that episode who is still on the WWE roster.When Undertaker debuted, the World Wide Web was one year away from being introduced to the public.Despite leaving the WrestleMania ring as a champion several times, he never entered a WrestleMania match as a champion.During his debut, he defeated not one, but two WWE Hall of Famers, Koko B. Ware and Dusty Rhodes, in a matter of minutes.Since his debut, four United States Presidents have held office and 34 new countries have been founded.Johnny Carson was still host of The Tonight Show when Undertaker debuted.Seven Winter Olympics and six Summer Olympics have taken place since Undertaker debuted.Throughout his career, Undertaker had 15 Championship reigns.160 men have tried, and failed, to defeat “The Phenom” during pay-per-view matches.His longest one-on-one match was with WWE Superstar Triple H® and lasted 30 minutes and 52 seconds.His shortest-ever televised match was against WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik™ and lasted just 18 seconds.He holds the record for competing on more WWE television shows than any other WWE Superstar.Undertaker is WWE’s first-ever World Champion with no last name.He competed in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match in 1997 against Shawn Michaels.Undertaker’s urn has been stolen by opponents seven times.Undertaker is a five-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated Award-winner.During the span of his career at WWE, Undertaker has competed against 41 Hall-of-Famers.He has appeared in 17 Survivor Series matches, and won 12 of them.The Undertaker has been featured on 61 pay-per-view posters.He has been on 16 video game covers, more than any other WWE Superstar with the exception of Triple H®.Despite his record number of WrestleMania wins, he went a decade without winning a championship at WrestleMania – the longest amount of time for any Superstar in WrestleMania history.He went head-to-head with Kane 19 times during pay-per-view events.It has been over 9,100 days since Undertaker debuted 25 years ago.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Triple H Returning To The US Following Injury At Crown Jewel Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

SPOILER: Major note from today’s WWE RAW tapings in Manchester, England

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network SPOILERS: 7/20 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network Facebook A big title change went down at today’s RAW taping in Manchester, England.The Authors of Pain def. Seth Rollins in a handicap match to become the new RAW Tag Team Champions, in a match setup by Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin.According to a live report sent to PWInsider, Corbin forced Rollins to defend both tag team championships. Rollins walked out with both tag titles and after his loss, Dean Ambrose showed up and attacked Rollins, hitting him with Dirty Deeds.We will have a full spoiler report up from RAW when the taping concludes.Wrestleview.com will have a live ongoing RAW recap tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT. We will have a full spoiler report up later today as well.Be sure to joins Mike and Victoria Tedesco live on YouTube after RAW!center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WWE Smackdown Results – 7/9/19 (Final build for Extreme Rules, Owens vs. Ziggler)last_img read more

Leipzig closing in on SmithRowe

first_imgRB Leipzig are believed to be closing in on the signing of Emile Smith-Rowe from Arsenal on a loan deal till the end of the season.Smith-Rowe has emerged as a real talent at Arsenal under manager Unai Emery but has found game time outside of cup competitions difficult to come by.A report by the Independent says the 18-year-old has been guaranteed regular playing time on the pitch with the Bundesliga club and Arsenal have sanctioned the move with a view to him playing a bigger role on his return.Leipzig are currently fourth in the German League and the club is widely viewed as a good environment for young players to develop.Everton’s Ademola Lookman spent the last six months of last season on loan at the Red Bull Arena and there will be plenty of anticipation that Smith Rowe can follow the example set by Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The young England international left Manchester City to sign for Dortmund and has impressed since making the move in 2017, having been given regular starts both in the league and in the UEFA Champions League.Arsenal’s decision to sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan looks to have opened the door for Smith-Rowe’s loan move this month given his opportunities on the pitch were limited after exits in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.The teenager has shone in the first half of the current campaign, scoring three times from six appearances.last_img read more

Democratic debate memes night two Grab that torch and call New Zealand

first_img Tags “I’m still holding on to that torch” is basically the motto of the Baby Boom.— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) June 28, 2019 Is Marianne Williamson a character from Clue? #DemocraticDebates— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 28, 2019 Biden’s problem is that he feels he’s entitled to a fictional torch he was promised long ago. The torch isn’t yours dude. #DemDebate— Charlene Carruthers (@CharleneCac) June 28, 2019 Live shot of @JoeBiden with his torch #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/dnT7EhCy7u— Fuse Washington (@FuseWA) June 28, 2019 Hello, Middle-earth? One of the odder responses came when Williamson said her first act as president would be to call New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to brag about how good the US is for children. Viewers were perplexed. calling every number in New Zealand until someone from Flight of the Conchords answers— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 28, 2019 Me listening to Marianne Williamson declare war on New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/IpYicwBSkk— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) June 28, 2019 When Marianne Williamson goes off about negative energy. #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/y7fmPeQDHN— Nope, not today (@bobbys_world99) June 28, 2019 Kamala Harris coming at Joe Biden tonight like..#DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/Fdt0Gh4FCt— Mike Hanley 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 (@Magic20099) June 28, 2019 Kamala Harris: Joe Biden is a racist. Joe Biden: Kamala is police. Marianne Williamson: The fifth Harry Potter book is really the glue that holds the entire series together. Do you recall the part where #DemDebate— William (@weelyumeebokway) June 28, 2019 Footage of @KamalaHarris walking off the stage after showing she did not come here to play games. #ForThePeople #DemocraticDebate #DemDebate2 #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/PBaIdejql6— Brooklynne Roulette Mosley (@Brooklynne84) June 28, 2019 I love Marianne Williamson. It’s so refreshing to hear a dreamcatcher speak its mind.— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) June 28, 2019 Bernie Sanders: Healthcare is a human right Joe Biden: People should be able to choose the healthcare coverage they wantMarianne Williamson: Doctors are crisis actors who created the common cold to control our thoughts during rainy weather— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) June 28, 2019 When a couple arguing on your flight but you got the middle seat #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/B7y9DxNoqP— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) June 28, 2019 Joe Biden could not raise his hand because he was clinging too tightly to the torch. #DemDebate2— FCILA (@FatChickinLA) June 28, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Marianne Williamson is the only candidate bold enough to propose a witchcraft based health care system.— Guy Branum (@guybranum) June 28, 2019center_img 0 Marianne Williamson would end illegal immigration with essential oils #DemDebate #DemDebate2— Sh*tBag (@ShitBag20394932) June 28, 2019 Marianne Williamson after every answer during the debate. pic.twitter.com/MQpsGJ1Gni— Joe Weaver (@j_weavernv) June 28, 2019 “You ain’t gettin my torch, lad.” #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/1fPhMFu09t— President Ponderings (@PrezPonderings) June 28, 2019 It’s past time for New Zealand to sit its ass down.— Laura (@Punctuarian) June 28, 2019 Author, author?  One of the more unusual candidates on stage was Williamson, who’s written numerous self-help and spiritually themed books. Not everyone was sure why she was there, and others had thoughts on what her policies might be. Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, tweeted, “Is Marianne Williamson a character from Clue?” Tweeted another, “Marianne Williamson would end illegal immigration with essential oils.” FINALLY, A PRESIDENT WHO WILL STAND UP TO THOSE UPPITY BASTARDS IN NEW ZEALAND— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 28, 2019 Getty Images Back so soon? There are so many Democratic presidential hopefuls the first debate had to stretch into two nights. On Thursday, 10 contenders debated from Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  Candidates in Thursday’s round two of the Democratic debates included some political powerhouses, from former Vice President Joe Biden to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Also onstage were California Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, author Marianne Williamson, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, California Rep. Eric Swalwell and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet.  The first debate’s memes had a Spanish accent, but on Thursday night, at least one candidate really wanted to talk about … New Zealand? Torch song One early zinger came when Swalwell jabbed at Biden’s age (he’s 76) by citing a statement Biden made 32 years ago about passing the torch to a new generation of leaders. Biden’s retort that he’s “still holding on to that torch” also earned some jokes. Share your voice Fight night Biden couldn’t stay out of the line of fire. One of the most heated exchanges of the night came when Harris confronted the former vice-president on racial issues and his past record on busing. Tempers were raised, and Twitter reacted. “Kamala Harris had two things on her to-do list tonight,” cracked one Twitter user. “She crossed off the first. The second is “Take names.” 12:10 Did I just hear “FINISH HIM!!” Yelled during that Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Exchange? 😂 #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/6Darg55DNM— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 28, 2019 Post a comment Presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks geo-engineering,… MODERATOR: In one or two words, what would your first act as President be?BERNIE: Special interestsKAMALA: Immigration MARIANNE WILLIAMSON: I was reading a wonderful article in GOOP about New Zealand,— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 28, 2019 Politics Onlinelast_img read more

ExInterpol chief Meng Hongwei admits accepting 21 million in bribes

first_imgMeng Hongwei, Former president of Interpol.ReutersThe former chief of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, has admitted his guilt in accepting millions of dollars in bribes at a court in northern China on Thursday, June 20.Meng admitted to accusations of using the various position he held between 2005 and 2017 to help companies make illegal gains and accepting bribes worth $2.11 million by Chinese prosecutors in a trial at Tianjin’s Intermediate People’s Court.His official verdict would be declared later, Chinese state media, People’s Daily reported.His former positions in the Chinese government include former deputy minister of public security, director of the coastguard and deputy head of the state oceanic administration. The alleged crimes, according to the Chinese newspaper, was linked to the positions he held back in 2005.Meng’s whereabouts were unknown since September 25 last year when he travelled to China from Lyon, France. Days after his wife reported him missing in early October, Interpol released a statement that said Meng resigned as its president “with immediate effect.”Around 12 days later, Chinese authorities confirmed they had detained Meng as he was accused of accepting bribes, abusing his position of power for personal gains, using state funds to finance his family’s extravagant lifestyle and disregarding the principles of being a party member.As first elected Chinese president of Interpol, the global law enforcement agency that operates in 192 member countries, Meng replaced French police officer Mireille Ballestrazzi in November 2016 and was due to serve until 2020.South Korean Kim Jong Yang was elected president of Interpol at a general assembly meeting in Dubai in November 2018.last_img read more

Two siblings killed in Savar fire

first_imgTwo siblings were killed in a fire at Hemayetpur, Savar, Saturday night, according to police.The deceased are Zahid, 13, and his brother Nahid, 6, from Trimohani village of Raniganj in Nagaon district.Police and witnesses said the victims’ mother Jobeda Begum, an asthma patient, had gone to buy medicine near the Hemayetpur bus-stand in Savar, a kilometer away from her corrugated tin house. Her sons were asleep and she left a candle burning, they said.Hearing shouts, Jobeda Begum said she rushed home and found her house on fire.Savar model police station officer-in-charge Mohsinul Kader said two brothers died in the fire while they were sleeping.He said the bodies have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy.last_img read more

Texas Police Detective Dies 2 Others Hurt In Highway Wreck

first_img Share A Texas police detective has died and two colleagues injured when their car was struck by a pickup while traveling to a conference on preventing crimes against children in Dallas.Thirty-three-year-old Elise Ybarra and two other detectives had just begun their drive from Abilene, Texas, on Interstate 20 on Sunday evening when they slowed for traffic that had backed up because of an auto accident.The pickup then struck their unmarked police vehicle. Ybarra, who was driving, died at the scene.Detectives Chris Milliorn and Robert Collins were taken to a hospital for treatment.It’s not clear whether charges are pending against the pickup driver.Ybarra, the married mother of a 10-month-old girl, joined the Abilene police force in 2014 after working as a police officer in Sedalia, Missouri.last_img read more

Pugh Taps Ft Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROOne of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald to be Baltimore’s new top cop.In a written statement released Nov. 19, Pugh called the decision a step forward for a city beset by violent crime and a scandal plagued Baltimore Police Department (BPD).“On more than one occasion during our extensive discussions, Commissioner-designate Fitzgerald has made clear his belief that the power to police others and enforce law emanates from those we serve; the members of our community,” Pugh stated.Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald has been hired to be Baltimore Police Department’s Police Commissioner. (Twitter Photo)Fitzgerald served as police chief for the city of Ft. Worth, Texas, the 12th largest city in the country since 2015.  There he managed a department of 1700 officers with a budget of $300 million.Baltimore, by comparison is the 27th largest city in country but has a police force with roughly 2500 officers and a budget of $500 million.Meanwhile, Ft. Worth had 70 homicides in 2017, roughly one-fifth of Baltimore’s record 2017 total of 343. As of Nov. 20, Baltimore had recorded 276 murders, a slight drop from 2017 but still outpacing many other big cities.The outsized challenges facing a new commissioner prompted Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young to plan a trip to Ft. Worth with several members of the council to vet Pugh’s pick.“On December 9, I will lead a delegation of elected officials from the City Council to Fort Worth, TX.” Young wrote, noting he will be accompanied by Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, Councilman Robert Stokes, and Councilman Brandon Scott, who is chair of the Public Safety Committee.The statement said the delegation will speak to community leaders and residents in Ft. Worth about Fitzgerald’s performance.“Per the City Charter, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has finished her portion of this process and now things turn to the City Council. My colleagues and I look forward to a robust confirmation process that will be transparent and thorough.”If approved by the Council, Fitzgerald would the fifth commissioner in four years.He would inherit an agency under a federal consent decree with the Department of Justice and still reeling from the fallout over the Gun Trace Task Force scandal, a group of eight officers who robbed residents, dealt drugs, and stole overtime.He would also face the prodigious challenge of mending what seems like an irreparably broken relationship between the BPD and the community.Prior to heading to the Ft. Worth police department, Fitzgerald was the chief of Allentown, Pa.  He also served in a variety of positions in the Philadelphia police department.Fitzgerald is a graduate of Villanova University.  He attended Eastern University, where he earned his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, and later earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration.Reaction to his appointment has been guarded.Former State Senator Clarence Mitchell IV,  host of “The C4 Show” on WBAL Radio, told the AFRO he hopes the new commissioner could change expectations in a city accustomed to high crime rates.“I’m hoping whoever the mayor selects is not going to be looking to go from 380 homicides to 318,” Mitchell said.“I’m looking for someone with high goals and expectations and not someone who wants to manage failure”Pugh is expected to officially submit the nomination to the council in December.  The confirmation process will begin in January.last_img read more

Fox News Unveils LongForm Programs for Fox Nation Streaming Service

first_img Popular on Variety The population of Fox Nation is growing.The Fox News subscription-based service will feature multiple long-form and documentary series, the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said Tuesday, including what it billed as an offering of “patriotic specials.”The service is slated to debut in the fourth quarter. A price has yet to be unveiled. Offerings will include both short and long-form programming.“We are delighted to be bringing this exclusive, long-form programming to the Fox News super fan, including investigative pieces with never before seen footage and uplifting specials from some of the most iconic places around the country. We are confident there will be an offering for every Fox News viewer,” said John Finley, senior vice president of development of production, in a statement.  ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Some of the programming will include “Borked,” a chronicle of the 1987 battle for control of the Supreme Court, centered on Judge Robert Bork; “Hannity’s America: The Clarence Thomas Story,” which will look at the Supreme Court confirmation around Justice Thomas; “What Made America Great,” hosted by Brian Kilmeade from “Fox & Friends,” which will look at some of the controversies behind iconic American locations; and “The Fuhrman Diaries,” in which former Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman reveals private thoughts and analysis on famous criminal cases. Maria Bartiromo will interview Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, in “The First Family,” billed as a “beyond the headlines” look at the Trump family.Fox Nation will also feature more than 20 hours of Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters’ popular man-on-the-street interviews, which previously were a regular part of the network’s landmark “O’Reilly Factor.The long-form programs will mix with fare that is shorter in length. Fox News previously announced that Tomi Lahren will present both a “Final Thoughts” segment on Fox Nation at 5 p.m. eastern and a “First Thoughts” on the service at 9:30 a.m. Both episodes will offer her perspective on ” top issues driving the daily news cycle,” the network said, “and will focus on one specific topic, with Lahren providing her unique take on everything from politics to pop culture.”last_img read more

RuPauls Drag Race queen accused of harassing trans person in bathroom

first_imgINTERVIEW: Courtney Act unpacks Drag Race’s trans problem – ‘Ru’s from a different era’Popular costume designer accused of intentionally misgendering trans activistRuPaul’s Drag Race star Willam responds to angry fans after transphobic commentsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupauls-drag-race-queen-accused-harassing-trans-person-bathroom/ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Sotomayor has unequivocally denied using transphobic language or harassing the young person. He described being accused of this as ‘absolutely absurd’ and ‘complete defamation of character’.On Halloween night at Charlie’s in Chicago, Sotomayor went to the gender-neutral bathroom with a cisgender female friend.There were urinals available, and one private stall which does not have a door.Three people were standing and chatting with the person using the toilet.Drag queen accused of transphobia and harassmentIn a statement posted on Trans Liberation Collective – a group of young queer/trans/genderqueer people, they slammed Sotomayor.‘All queer individuals [were] stationed to protect their friend from transphobic harassment,’ they said.They attempted to ward Jade away from the bathroom stall and explained their friend was occupying the toilet.‘Jade used transphobic rhetoric throughout this encounter stating “there are actual women waiting in line,” and insisted they “prove” their friend was a “man or a woman and actually trans”.’Sotomayor said he absolutely did not say this.‘All I said was they need to hurry up because the stall was the only option for my friend. They were laughing and talking,’ Sotomayor told Gay Star News.‘They thought I was being transphobic because I was dressed in a coat and a baseball cap. Obviously, they didn’t know who I was.‘But they started screaming at me for no reason.’‘Disgusting transphobe’The group then said what allegedly happened next: ‘Jade attempted to push his way through to the open stall to confront the trans person using the toilet but again were accosted by this person’s friends while saying “you have to respect everyone’s privacy in bathrooms, even people who feel uncomfortable with trans people in bathrooms.”‘They continued to harass the individual using the toilet and waited for them to finish, touching them multiple times while they washed their hands, and then he called security, claiming that “this trans person is making the bathroom unsafe for real woman”.’However, again, Sotomayor said this claim is ‘ridiculous’.Sotomayor said he called security to calm the situation down, and even offered to get the whole group a drink. However the four people allegedly kept calling the drag queen ‘transphobic and disgusting’.Security escorted the group onto the dance floor, with Sotomayor saying he didn’t want them to be removed from the bar as he didn’t want to ruin their Halloween night.When the drag star left, he passed the group on the dance floor. He said he attempted to apologize to the group, but was still met with anger.‘Being a drag performer does not excuse this type of problematic transphobic behavior. Especially from a cis-identifying individual,’ the group concluded.‘Jade’s actions are a reflection of the type of daily harassment that trans individuals face every day when they attempt to navigate society in a safe manner.’ ‘I feel like I’m being bullied by my own community.’For Sotomayor, he feels like he is being bullied by his own community.‘At first I thought these were young kids in a bar, drunk, who were overreacting,’ he told Gay Star News.‘I’m a show director at the club who has hired tons of people who are trans, tons of people who are drag queens, over the past 15 years. I’ve hosted trans women in my house. I’ve taken care of my community over 15 years.‘To have all of that thrown in my face by a bunch of kids who wanted to make a scene, it feels awful. I feel like I’m being bullied by my own community.’Sotomayor said they are trying to make themselves look like ‘victims’.He said he believes it could have started as a misunderstanding, but any attempts to speak or reason with them failed.Charlie’s general manager said: ‘We at Charlie’s do not stand for any type of bullying or harassment and on behalf of myself and the staff, I’m sorry. This should never have happened.’Sotomayor also issued an apology if anything he did could be considered transphobic.‘I apologize to anyone who would ever think I’m transphobic,’ he said, audibly upset on the phone call with GSN. ‘I’m one of those people who does so much for the community. I do so much for us.‘There’s no chance I would ever discriminate against anyone. I don’t do that. I’m not a bully.‘Right now, I’m the one being bullied.’UPDATEGlitter Record, the 24-year-old trans person (who uses gender-neutral pronouns), said they were dealing with a medical issue in the bathroom stall.They have responded to Sotomayer’s comments to Gay Star News.Glitter Record (Facebook)They have claimed Sotomayor’s entire statement is a ‘lie’.Record said they are sober and refused the offer of a drink because of this.The trans activist clarified the ‘inappropriate touching’ Sotomayer allegedly did was prodding and pushing. They claimed they did not react because they did not want to be arrested.‘I don’t think what Jade did makes her a bad person. But she needs to be held accountable and know she made a mistake,’ Record said.They added: ‘Charlie’s is a really trans-inclusive place and I do feel safe there. So I will be back. Gay bars can only do so much. It’s harder when you’re talking about an individual.’Both Record and Sotomayor confirmed the only unbiased person in the bathroom would not be a reliable witness. Unless photographic evidence appears, it appears the person who is really at fault is unknown.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A RuPaul’s Drag Race star is fighting back after being accused of harassing a trans person in a bathroom.David Sotomayor, otherwise known as Jade from Drag Race season 1, was claimed to have to used transphobic language while accosting a person using a private stall. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Egypts Premier League football to resume Feb 2

first_img Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The vital role family plays in society How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Initially the government had decided to restart the league on Feb. 1. But Azmy Megahed, spokesman for the federation said, it was pushed back one day to allow families of the victims to hold memorials.The deaths of many Al-Ahly supporters, mostly young men in their teens and 20s, continues to stoke fury, particularly because no one has yet been convicted in court.Attempts to restart the league since last year failed because Al-Ahly fans demanded that perpetrators first be held to account. A verdict is due Jan. 26 in the trial of 73 security officials and fans, some facing murder charges.The last time it was due to resume was during the same week President Mohammed Morsi set a referendum on the country’s new constitution, so the Football Association decided to delay it.The association said Sunday that the ministries in charge of security and sports felt restarting the tournament in February is “positive for the economy, the sport” and would signify stability.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s Premier League football will resume matches from February 2 after a yearlong suspension following deadly stadium riots, the Egyptian Football Association said Sunday.A match in the city of Port Said between Egypt’s most popular team, Al-Ahly, and local team Al-Masry turned deadly when home fans attacked visiting fans. The Feb. 1, 2011 riot killed 74.No spectators will be allowed into stadiums during the first season.last_img read more

US construction jumped 22 percent in April

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility In this March 31, 2015 photo, Roy Livesey stacks a pallet of 2×4’s at the Allegheny Millwork and Lumberyard in Pittsburgh. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in April on Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories The gain included a 0.6 percent rise in residential construction and a 3.1 percent jump in non-residential activity such as office buildings, hotels and shopping centers. Government projects increased 3.3 percent, reflecting the biggest jump in spending on state and local projects in three years.Economists are looking for construction to provide solid support to the economy this year.The April advance was the biggest one-month gain in three years and left construction activity more than 4 percent above where it was a year ago.The construction industry has struggled to come back from the Great Recession, which hit builders hard.The April expansion in home building followed two lackluster months. Both single-family homes and apartment building showed gains in April.The increase in spending on government projects reflected a strong 3.9 percent jump in state and local projects, the biggest monthly increase since April 2013. That strength offset a 3.6 percent decline in federal spending.The construction industry appears to be emerging from a soft patch in recent months when activity was curtailed by an unusually severe winter in many parts of the country.The government reported last week that the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, shrank at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the January-March quarter. Economists are forecasting a rebound to growth of around 2.5 percent in the current April-June quarter. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending climbed in April to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by healthy gains in housing, government spending and non-residential construction.Construction spending advanced 2.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1 trillion, the highest level since November 2008, the Commerce Department said Monday. Spending had risen a more modest 0.5 percent in March. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daycenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How do cataracts affect your vision? Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories last_img read more

It looks like the Arizona Cardinals are adding to

first_imgIt looks like the Arizona Cardinals are adding to their offensive line.Offensive tackle Eric Winston about to sign with the Cardinals, per source. Good addition.— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) July 25, 2013 Comments   Share   Winston, 29, spent the first six years of his career with the Houston Texans before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs last season.The Chiefs opted to release Winston in the offseason after drafting Eric Fisher. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires He’s started all 16 games in every season but his first, and is generally regarded as one of the better tackles in the league.The Cardinals would certainly benefit from the depth Winston could provide. He can play either right or left tackle. Arizona had the league’s worst offensive line last season, with right tackle Bobby Massie struggling mightily in his rookie campaign.last_img read more