Oklahoma WR Randomly Trolls Texas, Tweets “Horns Down” Logo

first_imgUpside down Texas logo.TwitterOklahoma freshman-to-be Dede Westbrook hasn’t even played a snap for the Sooners yet, but he’s already talking a bit of trash to the team’s biggest rival. Westbrook, a four-star wide receiver who will begin his freshman year in 2015, decided to randomly tweeted a “horns down” logo Thursday night. It’s a strong move out the gate. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/y4vkHztQy5— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) March 6, 2015The Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry took a back seat in 2014, as TCU and Baylor reigned supreme in the Big 12. Perhaps Westbrook will help bring it back to the forefront.last_img

Oregon Media Relations Staffer Fires Back At Steve Sarkisian After USC Coach Takes Shot At The Ducks

first_imgSteve Sarkisian USC vs. Oregon tweets.Steve Sarkisian USC OregonThe two most successful program in the Pac-12 over the last decade or so have been Oregon and USC. So, it’s only natural for there to be a little bit of a rivalry between the two programs. And there is one, whether or not the players and coaches will actually admit it. The rivalry’s hotness level rose a bit this afternoon, when Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian took a low-key shot at the Ducks when discussing USC’s uniform plans. “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” – Sark, taking a low-key shot at Oregon.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 31, 2015Oregon media relations staffer Joe Waltasti fired back at the USC coach in awesome fashion. Sark 0-5 vs. Oregon as a head coach… https://t.co/WKSvSwdk6K— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon has outscored Sark coached teams 227-97. #tradition https://t.co/dIEbwrVhvj— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon and USC are set to meet Nov. 21. in Eugene. We can’t wait for that one.last_img read more

Stars Donate To Hillsides Foster Soles Auction

first_imgHillsides, a Los Angeles children’s charity, kicked off its fifth annual Foster Soles celebrity auction at Bar Celona restaurant in Pasadena on May 22.Foster Soles is an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, handbags, or other personal items along with headshots. At the party, co-hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky of “Dr. Drew on Call” and his wife Susan, guests got the chance to preview signed items from such stars as Elton John, Carson Daly, and the rock band No Doubt while nibbling on tapas and drinking Sangria as well as a special tasting of Adam Carolla’s Mangria.Several stars were on hand for the evening, including NBC anchorwoman Colleen Williams, NBC weathercaster Fritz Coleman, John E. Mahon, a percussionist and vocalist for the Elton John band, Canada’s sensational pop artist, Jayne Avaunte, Mr. Robotic, the new face and song for Coca-Cola, artist and musician JD Schultz, and Tess Broussard from the “Kroll Show” on Comedy Central.The kickoff party and online auction, which is open until the second week of June, is held during Foster Care Awareness month in May to raise awareness of national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system.Bidders can click here to bid on 100 celebrity items, including two VIP tickets to a live taping of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” a Blink-182 autographed Fender electric guitar, an Elton John band tambourine signed by Elton John and percussionists John Mahon and Ray Cooper, and No Doubt’s autographed framed Billboard magazine cover. Dr. Drew, Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) and artist JD Schultz teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind original art piece called “Childhood Dreams.” The 54″ × 54″ painting can be viewed online.“Hillsides is a model for how we should approach people who have been through traumatic childhoods and traumatic family systems. If we had 10,000 Hillsides around the country, it would be a much healthier place,” said Dr. Drew Pinsky, “But we don’t and we’re lucky in Pasadena to have the one. That’s why I’m asking you to participate along with me and my wife in Hillsides Foster Soles.”Other celebrities who are participating or have participated in Foster Soles include Jennifer Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Faith Hill, James Franco, Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Tim McGraw, Ellen Pompeo, John Stamos, Denzel Washington, Seth Green, Mario Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adrian Grenier, Nancy Grace, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Jane Kaczmarek, Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Allen, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Dave Koz, Charles Barkley, Robert Horry, Billy Zane, Mike Epps, Marlee Matlin, cast from Burn Notice, Chelsea Handler, Markie Post, Mark Harmon, Pam Dawber, Kate Linder, Edie Falco, Rona Barrett, Kim Coates, Kaitlin Olson, Devon Werkheiser, Samantha Harris, and cast from The Bold & The Beautiful.Event sponsors were Wells Fargo, Disney, THE Magazine, Technology Fusion, and Bar Celona. Proceeds of the auction benefit Hillsides, which is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Besides providing special education, transitional living and support services, as well as community-based services, Hillsides offers programs for children in or transitioning out of the foster care system. For more information on Foster Soles and Hillsides, click here.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Clooney Foundation For Justice Partners And UNICEF To Open Seven Public Schools

first_imgThe Clooney Foundation for Justice has announced a $2.25 million partnership, which includes a generous donation from Google.org, and a $1 million technology grant from HP, to support formal education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.The partnership with UNICEF will help seven public schools to provide critical education opportunities to nearly 3,000 currently out-of-school refugee students this school year, and will also support a pilot of technology tools in these schools to advance learning outcomes for refugee children and Lebanese youth.“Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk – the risk of never being a productive part of society. Formal education can help change that. That’s our goal with this initiative. We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said George and Amal Clooney.The Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II. Lebanon, which has the world’s highest per capita refugee population, has been particularly affected by an influx of more than one million Syrian refugees. This surge has left local resources strained, affecting both refugee children and Lebanese students.Of today’s announcement, Lebanon’s Minister of Education, Marwan Hamade said “The Government of Lebanon is profoundly grateful to the leadership of George and Amal Clooney and the Clooney Foundation for Justice. We are delighted the Clooney Foundation has decided to support our efforts to open the doors of more public schools to ensure we can offer every child currently living in Lebanon a free education. We are also looking forward to collaborating with the Clooney Foundation and its partners on advancing innovative technology in all our classrooms. Each child given access to education, and new ways of learning, represents a life changed for the better. Today’s grant from the Clooney Foundation for Justice is therefore a crucial investment in future generations in Lebanon.”The Clooney Foundation for Justice’s initiative, combining financial support with technology, will improve educational opportunities for both Lebanese and Syrian refugee children, so many of whom are missing out on an education.“How can children become the workers and leaders of their countries someday if they have not had the education and support they need to reach their full potential?” asked UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “By supporting the work of UNICEF and our partners to deliver education to every child affected by the conflict in Syria, the Clooney Foundation for Justice is not only investing in the futures of individual children, it is investing in the future of the entire region. UNICEF is deeply grateful for this critical funding.”Close to 200,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are out of school. Their lives have been shaped by violence, displacement and lack of opportunity, and many have never been enrolled in formal education. Without access to learning and a return to a sense of normalcy, these children are at risk of becoming a lost generation. The Clooney Foundation for Justice is committed to supporting efforts that ensure children get the experiences they need to thrive. UNICEF has been working with partners across the region to put children first since the crisis began. In addition to providing emergency assistance and essential services, including child-friendly spaces, UNICEF and partners have been at the forefront of efforts to address the long-term needs of Syrian refugee children, including education, counseling and social inclusion.“We must ensure that we do not fail those most vulnerable victims who have managed to flee the carnage in Syria. It is our hope that the refugee children who will soon start school through this initiative will have a chance to contribute to building a more peaceful and just world and, hopefully, one where those responsible for these grave crimes are held to account.” said Ambassador David Pressman, Executive Director of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.last_img read more


first_imgRED CARPET ACCESSIf you want to see your screaming face in the background of every paparazzi photo then the iHeartRadio MMVAs red carpet is the place to be. Fans 14 years and older can line up at the northwest corner of Richmond and John Street at 12 p.m. ET on August 26 to fill the bleachers that line the red carpet. You never know, you might come home with a few selfies smiling alongside your favourite celebrityThe bleachers are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so you’ll want to be there at noon sharp. While wristbands aren’t a requirement, keep in mind there are no “in and out” privileges for the red carpet audience. Advertisement Advertisement The presenters are, naturally, A-list, and the performances will be equally groundbreaking. It’s safe to say this party will be epic. Here’s everything you need to know about—and how you can be a part of—the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs.WHEN AND WHEREThe 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs are happening Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT. The annual awards show will see Toronto’s Queen Street shut down for the occasion with the main stage taking over the entire parking lot at 299 Queen Street West. And here are all the things you can watch, plus where to watch them.7:30-8 p.m. ET ● iHeartRadio MMVA Red Carpet Pre-GameMuch.com, CTV.ca, CTV YouTube, Much YouTube8-9 p.m. ET ● iHeartRadio Red CarpetMTV, Much, Much.com, CTV.ca, CTV YouTube, Much YouTube9-11 p.m. ET ● iHeartRadio MMVAsCTV, MTV, Much, Much.com, CTV.ca, CTV GO, CTV YouTube, Much YouTube7-8:30 p.m. ET ● MTV Fora Fashion Feed From the Red CarpetFacebook, MTV Fora YouTube,  Much.com WHO’S PERFORMINGThe iHeartRadio MMVAs always have the most iconic performers lined up for the show and this year’s talent is no different.Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, heartthrob Shawn Mendes, Halsey, 5 Seconds of Summer, pop superstar Meghan Trainor, rapper Kris Wu, and electronic DJ Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie will all be taking the stage at the biggest party of the year. Also in attendance will be boy band 98 Degrees, elctro-pop singer bülow, and Best New Canadian Artist nominees The Beaches. Making their iHeartRadio MMVAs debut are pop superstar Bebe Rexha and Canadian country singer Brett Kissel. There are so many ways to enjoy the iHeartRadio MMVAs and if you can’t make it to the show in person, you can tune-in to the annual awards show from the best seat in the house—your own couch!Catch the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT on CTV. Login/Register With: Twitter WHO ELSE WILL BE THEREIn addition to some of the music industry’s biggest artists, the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs  features a dazzling lineup of celebrity presenters.This year’s presenters currently include Tyra Banks, Derek Hough, Jersey Shore’s Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley, Prince Michael Jackson, and Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green. Skiier and Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy will be there, fashion designer and Very Cavallari star Kristin Cavallari will take the stage, as well as Arrow actor Colton Haynes. Love, Simon and X-Men actor Alexandra Shipp, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, plus This Is Us star Chrissy Metz are all set to present awards at this year’s show.center_img WRISTBANDSThe iHeartRadio MMVAs is a party you don’t want to miss. Fans who registered for a wristband online by the August 2 deadline will get to enjoy easy access to all of the stars walking the red carpet as well as the chart-topping performances happening on the main stage.For those who didn’t make the wristband deadline, fear not. There are other ways to avoid the FOMO and get in on the iHeartRadio MMVAs action like being apart of either the red carpet or Queen Street audience or by winning your way in. WIN YOUR WAY INDidn’t get a chance to get a wristband? No problem. Coca-Cola and Virgin Mobile both have ways you can enter to win an exclusive VIP experience to this year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs with contests they’ve set up just for the fans.Much Creator Mike Rizzi has all the details you need on how to be a part of the summer’s biggest block party: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment QUEEN STREET AUDIENCEAt the iHeartRadio MMVAs, the audience is the priority. For those looking to get an up close view of their favourite presenters or to see some of the music industry’s biggest artists, fans of all ages can line up at the northwest corner of Queen and John Streets starting at 12 p.m. ET on August 26 to get a coveted spot in the audience. The Queen Street audience will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, no wristband needed. Facebook The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs are coming to celebrate the end of summer with the hottest night in music and entertainment. For nearly 30 years, the industry’s biggest stars have descended onto the streets of Toronto for the annual awards show, including memorable performances from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and many more.This year’s show is set to be one of the most impressive yet, with new awards categories, superstar talent, a performance lineup featuring the biggest artists in music today, as well as an exciting roster of musicians that are about to break. That’s right, you saw them here first.Internet-famed rapper and actress Awkwafina will host this year’s event, alongside etalk host and former Much VJ, Tyrone Edwards. Holding it down before the awards kick off is Chloe Wilde and Patrick Langlois, who are returning to cover the red carpet.last_img read more

First Nations look to make agreements before mining convention

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Association for Mineral Exploration’s annual convention is being held in Vancouver this week.As APTN National News reporter Tina House explains there are positive agreements being made between governments, and some First Nations, in the mining sector.However, a British Columbia organization is issing a warning to industry and governments that more needs to be done.last_img

Bulls eye on US Permian Basin as oil prices rise

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation’s richest and most prolific oil and natural gas regions.Now the stakes just got higher, as the U.S. Geological Survey released a new assessment Thursday that shows portions of the Permian Basin could hold even more promise.With the potential to double the nation’s onshore oil and gas resources, the agency estimates more than 46 billion barrels of oil and some 280 trillion cubic feet of gas are within two formations on the southwestern side of the basin. That’s the largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.While agency geologists caution that more study would be needed to determine the profitability of going after the resources, industry groups and top officials within the Trump administration are encouraged and say the assessment underscores the activity that’s already happening in the basin.“Before this assessment came down, I was bullish on oil and gas production in the United States,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a statement. “Now, I know for a fact that American energy dominance is within our grasp as a nation.”The announcement comes as OPEC countries voted Friday to cut oil production beginning next year as a way to force crude oil prices higher despite political pressure from President Donald Trump. The group of oil-producing nations was looking to rein in supply as prices had fallen about 25 per cent because major producers, including the U.S., have been pumping at high rates.Producers throughout the Permian were closely watching Friday’s developments and there were no indications of things slowing down in the oilfields.Stephen Robertson, executive vice-president of the Texas-based Permian Basin Petroleum Association, said the signs for the basin’s potential have been there for a long time.“The fact is that Reeves County, which in the heart of that play, is running more rigs than any other county in the nation and has been doing that for quite a while,” he said. “The people out here know that it’s there and it really is that improvement of the technologies and the increased efficiencies allowing people the ability to actually be able to access it and produce it.”Still, a main factor is price.“If the price drops to a point where it’s not economical, then it doesn’t matter if it’s there. It’s not going to be produced,” Robertson said.New Mexico’s share of the Permian Basin has helped to drive production in the state to record levels in 2017. This year is expected to be another banner year as industry officials say the state is on pace to surpass 200 million barrels.The flurry of activity in southeastern New Mexico has put pressure on everything from housing and schools to highway infrastructure. Concerns also have been raised by state Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn about the environmental impacts as state and federal regulators have had a difficult time keeping up with the pace of development across the region.Dale Janway, mayor of the southeastern New Mexico city of Carlsbad, told The Associated Press that with the news of more resources in the Permian comes greater responsibility.“We know that we need to redouble our efforts to improve and develop infrastructure in the area and to work closely with the county, state and our business partners to best prepare for the future. We’re in it for the long haul,” he said.The boom also has resulted in a significant budget surplus that will give incoming Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democrat-led Legislature more options as they hash out spending priorities for everything from education and public safety to infrastructure.Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program awarding residents grants to improve habitats

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is looking to give residents grants to improve habitat in the North Peace.The FWCP will accept applications from residents with notice of intent to improve the Dinosaur and Williston reservoir areas.The program is partnered with BC Hydro, First Nations, the province and many more with hopes of helping fish and wildlife populations affected by existing hydro dams. Targets for the program include lakes, streams, species of interest, reservoirs and more. The FWCP will host two one-hour information sessions online to talk to residents about the grants. Residents can register for the sessions and apply for grants by emailing fwcp@bchydro.com.The deadline to submit online grant applications is October 26th, at 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

BJP to complain against CM for misleading people

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP will complain to the Police Commissioner and Election Commission demanding that criminal case should be filed against Arvind Kejriwal for misleading the people and speaking lies.According to Delhi BJP Vice President Rajiv Babbar, the Election Commission has also made it clear that BJP has no rights to get the names deleted and the Election Commission neither deletes nor adds names on the basis of caste or community. Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal’s false claim that names of lakhs of voters have been deleted from the voter list, has been completely exposed and now Delhi’s Patiala House Court after taking cognizance of a case has issued notices to the Aam Aadmi Party leaders including the Chief Minister. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticDelhi BJP Vice President Rajiv Babbar, Delhi BJP Media Co-Incharge Neelkant Bakshi, Media Head Ashok Goel Devraha, Senior Advocate Ajay Digpaul and S N Verma addressed a Press conference in this connection and claimed that they have proved that Arvind Kejriwal has been lying in this case. Addressing the media persons, Rajiv Babbar said that Arvind Kejriwal has been misleading the people of Delhi for the last several months. He is speaking lies on social media, print media, electronic media and also misleading the people of Delhi that their names have been deleted. Today the court made it clear that Kejriwal its speaking lies and his political conspiracy stands exposed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderMeanwhile, Leader of the opposition (LOP) Vijender Gupta slammed AAP leaders for misleading people of Delhi and violating the Model Code of Conduct. “CEO of Delhi should take cognizance of the violation of the Model Code of Conduct in GNCTD and take immediate action against AAP,” Gupta said. On Friday, a delegation of BJP led by Gupta met the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi at his office. He slammed the Delhi CM and his leaders for misleading the people of Delhi on deletion of Names in Electoral List. He said that despite directions of the Electoral and Police officials the call centres are being run by AAP misusing the illegally collected data from government school students, electricity, water and other utility bill. Gupta asked the Election Commission of Delhi to take the cognizance of the violation of the Model Code of Conduct prevailing in GNCTD and take immediate appropriate action by ensuring that the data illegally collected by AAP is seized without any further delay. “We have urged the EC to also take cognizance of the advertisements being run by AAP on DTC Buses, Schools, Mohalla Clinics and other govt institutions violating the model code of conduct. CEC must take immediate action on Delhi CM for using derogatory language against PM and Delhi BJP President,” he said.last_img read more

Over 90 firsttime voters to cast ballot Twitter India

first_imgNew Delhi: Over 90 per cent of first-time eligible voters are expected to vote in the upcoming elections, a Twitter India survey revealed on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, nearly 1.5 crore first-time voters will exercise their franchise in the seven-phase election starting April 11. Twitter India said that seven in 10 first-time eligible voters in India believe that they are contributing to the public debate by posting on Twitter. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Nearly half (46 per cent) would actively engage with and raise concerns to the government on issues that affect them or their community, versus one-third (36 per cent) of those not on the platform. The survey was conducted as part of Twitter’s youth engagement initiative #PowerOf18. Nearly 54.6 per cent of those surveyed said they will use Twitter to gather support for a cause or movement, and 54.4 per cent will use the platform to express their opinion to be heard. Over 80 per cent said they will turn to social media to find out what’s happening in India and around the world. The study surveyed 1,602 youth aged 18-22 years old, comprising Twitter and non-Twitter users.last_img read more

Bieber Grande Miley join hands for music video

first_imgLos Angeles: Rapper Lil Dicky has unveiled a star-studded music video featuring singers Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus. Lil Dicky has dropped his new music video for Earth. It’s not only a song but also a short film, a music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and an extravagant Earth Day celebration, reports people.com. The 31-year-old recruited over 30 artistes to appear in the six-minute animated masterpiece. The group of A-listers, which includes Bieber, Sia, Grande, Miley, Ed Sheeran and more, lend their voices to anything and everything climate change-related. To name a few: Halsey as a lion cub and Meghan Trainor as India. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaHe gave fans a preview of the highly anticipated music video during an episode of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. The rapper and comedian turned to the live audience and passionately spoke about the “environmental crisis going on right now” before sneaking in a story about how cool actor Leonardo DiCaprio is. “I went to his house and we played pickle ball,” Lil Dicky said. “One thing I can tell you is that guy cares so much about the planet. He gets really worked up talking about it.” Lil Dicky has teamed up with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (established by the Oscar-winner in 1998) to raise cash for a good cause. Net profits earned from the song, the short film-esque music video and Earth-related merchandise will be distributed to select non-profits identified by LDF as being on the front lines of implementing solutions to climate change.last_img read more


first_imgThe Premier League title race was down to the last day with a solitary point separating Guardiola’s Manchester City and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Refusing to bow down, both sides went toe-to-toe, but no twist on Matchday 38 meant that Manchester City retained the title after defeating Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium, last Sunday.Liverpool drew first blood on Sunday, with Sadio Mane striking in the 17th minute to put them mathematically atop the table and on course for their first English top-flight title since 1990, before the Premier League era even started. But those cheers were quickly muted, with Guardiola’s side level just 83 seconds later, Sergio Agüero staying onside and keeping his cool to finish after a brilliant ball from David Silva. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuSince Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United winning the title back-to-back in 2009, City becomes the first team to win consecutive Premier League titles in the last decade. Moreover, their tally of 98 points is the second best haul in the league’s history – 2 points shy of the 100 points Pep Guardiola’s men accrued last year. Their campaign concluded on a high with a 14 match undefeated streak – last losing points against Newcastle United on January 29. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersJürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, was in all-praise of City. He stated, “In the last two years, they have put together 198 points. We helped you a little bit by pushing you there, but really, all my respects, you deserved it.” Speaking on the title run with Liverpool, Guardiola said, “We have to say congratulations to Liverpool and thank you so much – they pushed us to increase our standards. It’s incredible, 98 points, to go back to back. It’s the toughest title we have won in all my career, by far.” The Spanish manager has won eight top flight titles in the past decade with stints at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City. Having been knocked out of the Champions League in a pulsating quarterfinal clash with the Spurs, the Citizens could become the first team to win the domestic treble in England if they emerge victorious against Watford in the FA Cup summit clash, having already won the Premier League and League Cup this season. (The analysis has been made ahead of the FA Cup final between City & Watford)last_img read more

A musical concert in Fez to help Syrian Refugees

first_imgFez- The Student Ambassadors for Peace club in Fez will organize a musical concert on Saturday, March 15, at 15h.30 in Alif Riad, Batha in Fez, to gather support for Syrian refugees residing in the city. The main objective of the event is to cooperate with Syrian refugees to aid them in affording their basic needs in Fez and coping with the difficult circumstances and trauma of their situation.Tickets are being sold for a symbolic MAD 20. Attendees will enjoy watching a musical group that is in the process of hitting the world stage while simultaneously helping their Syrian brothers and sisters to live and thrive in the city. The event anticipates generating a large audience base, promising to disseminate public awareness of the dire conditions Syrians face in Fez. “Because of the suffering and pain we feel in the eyes of Syrian families who, suddenly, found themselves homeless in Morocco, as result of the political crisis that crippled their home country, every day we see Syrians begging in order to survive,” reads a statement on the Student Ambassadors for Peace club’s Facebook Page. “This why our students at the club Ambassadors for Peace of the city of Fez, with the partnership of the American Language Centre, have decided to organize a party in solidarity with Syrian with the view to raising a sum of money that would allow us to put a smile in their face” it added. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Recession worst than expected

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s gross domestic product contracted in 2011 at a particularly steep rate of 6.8 per cent, the highest on record, following three years of recession. The data for the last quarter of 2011, released this week by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), showed a 7 per cent decline in GDP on an annual basis, worse than any of the forecasts issued by the government or Greece’s official creditors. This serves to quantify the problems that the market has been facing over the last few months, with the drop in industrial production, retail commerce and construction being the main factors behind the contraction. It also serves to explain the soaring of official unemployment to over 20 per cent of the work force. Worse still, with the measures the government has just agreed to for the containment of public spending and the reduction of salaries in the private sector, there are hardly any grounds for anyone to claim that the economy will be able to post even a minimal rebound this year. Preliminary estimates for 2012 and 2013 already point to a 4 to 5 per cent contraction, continuing the cycle of GDP shrinkage that started in 2008. ELSTAT data show that industrial production posted an 8.4 per cent drop in 2011 compared with the year before, with manufacturing output dropping by a whopping 9.5 per cent. Retail commerce turnover dropped in the January-November 2011 period by 6.8 per cent annually, while sales volumes fell by 9.9 per cent in the same period,Construction volume in the first 10 months of 2011 fell by 37.6 per cent year-on-year while new permits declined by 28.7 per cent over the same period. Even in tourism there was a decline in the accommodation turnover by 1.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same quarter in 2010. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Sanes attitude cost him World Cup spot with Germany

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low omitted Leroy Sane from his final 23-man squad for the World Cup due to concerns over his attitude, claims The SunThe German winger played an integral part of Manchester City’s domination in English football this season as Pep Guardiola’s side claimed a domestic double in breathtaking fashion.Sane’s performances over the course of the campaign had seen being awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year ahead of what was expected to be his maiden World Cup appearance.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…However, the 22-year-old was shockingly dropped in favour of Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt with reports now emerging that his attitude during Germany’s World Cup preparations were what ultimately cost him a place in the squad.After Sane’s poor display in Germany’s shock 2-1 defeat to Austria at the weekend, Low was reportedly fearful that he may upset some of the other players if he had decided to select him for Russia.Sane scored 10 league goals and had 15 assists in City’s dominant title-winning campaign, but has yet to find the back of the net for Germany in his 12 appearances.last_img read more

Funeral arrangements for the Late DrBernard Nottage

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#FuneralArrangmentsforDrBernardNottage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, The Bahamas, July 10th 2017: Viewing of the Late Dr. the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage will be held at PLP Headquarters on Tuesday, July 11th. In a release, cabinet announced funeral plans for the former minister, with viewing to take place at the National Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th and at the House of Assembly on Thursday, July 13th.An official funeral will take place on Friday, July 14th at St. Agnes Anglican Church, beginning at 11 a.m. Dr Nottage died last week in a Florida hospital after he had been airlifted to the US following three days in the Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Hospital. He was age 71.Dr.Nottage was a trained as a gynecologist at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.His political career spanned over three decades, serving as a Cabinet minister in one Pindling administration and two Christie administrations, serving as Minister of National Security between 2012 and 2017. Dr Nottage was defeated in the May 2017 general election by FNM candidate, 22-year-old Travis Robinson in the Bain and Grants Town constituency.He is survived by his wife, Portia and their two sons. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Fabregas announced his will to stay at Chelsea amid AC Milan

first_imgAfter featuring in his fourth Europa League game this season, Cesc Fabregas has expressed his willingness to remain at Chelsea until the end of the seasonWith his current contract with the Blues set to run out next summer, the 31-year-old Spaniard will be able to negotiate a potential transfer already in January.Known for his exceptional passing abilities and great vision, Fabregas has imposed himself as one of Europe’s best deep-lying playmakers.The very fact he will become a free agent at the end of the season will surely attract interest from many clubs, with AC Milan already tried to secure his services earlier this month.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The Rossoneri would like to get their hands on Fabregas already in January, but this seems highly unlikely at this point.Ex-Barcelona star is poised to stay at Stamford Bridge according to the statement he gave to The Independent after Chelsea’s 4-0 win over PAOK.“At the moment I haven’t spoken to anyone,” he said.“Obviously from January, I can sign with whoever I want and probably this will attract many clubs but so far, from what I can say right now, I will stay here until the end of the season.”last_img read more

Report Man United agree to sell Fellaini to Shandong Luneng

first_imgManchester United have reportedly agreed on the sale of Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng with the midfielder having been spotted at the airport.The Belgium international has been strongly linked with a transfer to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng since Tuesday.It’s understood that Fellaini has already agreed on personal terms with Shandong Luneng, despite having only signed a new two-year contract at United last summer.Now BBC reports the Red Devils have reached an agreement with Shandong Luneng for Fellaini’s move to the Far East.The report adds that Fellaini has passed his medical and that the transfer should be finalised shortly.The 31-year-old midfielder has been at Old Trafford since the summer of 2013 after his former Everton boss David Moyes signed him for £27.5m on deadline day.Fellaini has been an ever-present figure in the United squad under Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.The Belgian has managed a total of 22 goals and 12 assists in 177 appearances for United across all competitions.He’s also won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield in his five and a half years at the Red Devils.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But, amid calf injury problems, Fellaini has only played for 31 minutes under interim coach Ole Gunner Solskjaer since he was appointed on December 18.And it appears United have decided to cut their losses over Fellaini and sell up while they can still get a good price.On Thursday morning, Fellaini posted an image on his Instagram story at an airport with the caption “Let’s go” to all but confirm he’s heading over to China.Reports suggest that the midfielder is set to agree on a very lucrative deal of £200,000 per week in salary.Whether a deal is announced before tonight’s transfer deadline is unknown as the Chinese Super League deadline is set until February 28, which means neither party are in a hurry to conclude the transfer.”Let’s go”Marouane Fellaini is at an airport, could he be heading for China?#MUFC pic.twitter.com/MfNPqHj83X— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) January 31, 2019last_img read more

Man arrested in house party shooting one injured

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 16, 2019 Man arrested in house party shooting, one injuredcenter_img Updated: 5:02 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One man is recovering from a gunshot wound and another man is under arrest after a shooting at a house party last night in the Jamacha Lomita neighborhood, police said today.The shots were fired at about 11 p.m. as a group of people attending the party were fighting in the street in the 1100 block of Koe Street, according to police.The suspected gunman fled in a white Scion but was later found by police at a nearby 7-Eleven store. Police said they found a gun in the car and took the driver into custody. The victim was treated at Paradise Valley Hospital for a wound that was not considered life-threatening, according to police.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call San Diego police, or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Relix Publisher Death of CDs Inevitable

first_imgThis is the future, a combination of Amoeba Records and Starbucks. I would l spend all my free time there. When it happens look for me in the jamband section—I will be the one wearing Lederhosen.[EDITOR’S NOTE: Check out our video Q+A with Steve here …] Will 2008 be the year CDs disappear like vinyl, cassettes and 8 track tapes (ugh)? It is inevitable. With MP3 players getting smaller and cheaper, there is no real reason for CD’s to exist. Yes, I know some people still like CDs. Some people still like vinyl. Some people wear Lederhosen but it doesn’t mean they will come back into fashion anytime soon. Technology rarely returns to its roots; it evolves, gets cheaper, faster and more malleable. For audiophiles, there will still be FLAC files and other technology to keep the integrity of the sound.We still put CDs in our magazines (Relix, Global Rhythm, Metal Edge). Readers love them and it’s a great way for us to share the music we write about. I still play CDs but I prefer to download them to my iPod. I have 8,000 songs in my iPod. Try carrying 8,000 CDs around town. We also need a new shopping experience for music. Discovering new music alone at home is kind of depressing. Music is meant to be shared. That’s why concerts are held in venues and not over the Web. I want to meet people that share my passion for music and can turn me on to new bands.Imagine a world where you go to a music store, head over to the section you like (rock, jazz, classical, etc) and instead of standing in an aisle flipping through CDs, you can sit on a nice comfy couch and sip a latte with others who share your musical interest. There will be an expert host to tell you about new music coming out and recommend albums or songs. If you want to find things yourself you can scroll through a list of titles and listen to tracks on headphones. When you decide what you want you can either download it to a memory stick or directly into your iPod. The store will keep your titles on file should your MP3 player get lost.last_img read more