Chrissie Hyndes New Music Video Inspired By Dogs Love

first_imgChrissie Hynde has released a new music video inspired by the love of a dog.Video: Chrissie Hynde’s ‘You or No One’ Video“We’ve all heard plenty of songs about relationships, both good and bad. But in my personal experience — and that of seemingly everyone I know — the lifetime of devotion that dogs give is incomparable to that of humans,” Chrissie blogged for PETA. “My new music video, which was filmed in Spain, tells a love story between a man and his dog. After seeing the documentary LA Stories: City of Dogs, I told my director, Steve Glashier, that I wanted to make a video for everyone who has ever loved a dog and had their love returned tenfold.“If you were moved by this video, please hug your dog, tell your pooch that you love him or her, and take your canine buddy for a long walk. Every day. Our dogs deserve it.”last_img read more

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Christmas comes in a shoebox for some of Winnipegs underprivileged children and

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn the season of giving a small group of volunteers in Winnipeg are collecting gifts to give to inner city kids.It’s the third year the program has been running.Here’s APTN’s Shaneen Robinson with the story.last_img

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Fatal collision south of Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie Rural RCMP responded to a fatal collision early Sunday on Highway 40.At approximately 12:15 a.m. on February 17, 2019, the RCMP were called to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 40 approximately 20 km south of Grande Prairie.The collision happened near Norboard and involved a jeep and two semi-trucks. The 34-year-old male driver of the jeep was pronounced deceased at the scene. The collision has been cleared, and traffic flow has returned to normal. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James earned his second-consecutive league MVP award Sunday, one night after his 35 points led the Cavs to a 101-93 victory over the Boston Celtics in the first game of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. James, who has a bone bruise and strain in his right elbow, took home 116 of the 123 possible first-place votes.Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship, just the sixth time in his PGA Tour career that he failed to reach weekend play. Woods shot a 7-over 79 during the second round on Friday after firing a 74 in Thursday’s opening round. The 79 marked Woods’ second-worst round as a professional, as he missed the cut by eight strokes.Floyd Mayweather topped “Sugar” Shane Mosley in a unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night. Each of the three ringside judges had Mayweather winning every round after the second, when Mosley nearly knocked Mayweather to the ground. Two of the judges scored the fight 119-109 in favor of Mayweather, who remained undefeated in 41 fights. The third judge scored it 118-110. read more

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Quadcopters preparing to deliver tacos via GPS

first_imgWhen quadcopters first appeared they looked like a very cool toy you could control with a smartphone. Then students and researchers started experimenting with the quadrotor machines, and got them flying aggressively, working together to build towers, and demonstrating complex swarm behavior.Now we seem to have gone full circle, as quadcopters are being used as flying delivery units. Their cargo? Tacos.This, of course, could just be a joke, but the so-called TacoCopter service allows you to order a fresh taco with your choice of fillings via your smartphone. As part of the order your position is logged via GPS and the taco is then attached to the bottom of a TacoCopter ready for delivery.Specific details of exactly how this system works have not been released. I assume the TacoCopter has an on-board GPS system that allows it to get regular updates as to your phone’s location. It then travels to the last known point where hopefully you are waiting to collect the taco.At the moment TacoCopter is (suspiciously) only available through a private beta serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Even so, I think there’s a few hurdles the service needs to overcome if it is going to work with any degree of reliability and success.To start with, a quadcopter can only fly for so long before its batteries need recharging. We’re talking minutes not hours here, so that limits their range significantly. You also can’t overlook the fact a quadcopter isn’t cheap. Someone ordering a taco may take the view the flying delivery device is worth keeping for a quick profit. Finally, there’s also a question mark over whether the TacoCopter would be allowed to fly without having a license first.An unmanned, flying food delivery service sounds very cool and would certainly cut down on delivery times. However, I am skeptical it will work, and if it does, will we end up with skies full of swarming drones delivering packages? Collision detection and route mapping algorithms are going to have to improve quickly if that’s the case.Is this a joke service? 99% sureWould I use a quadcopter delivery service? Most definitely.More at TacoCopterlast_img read more

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Man gets 9 years in girlfriend shooting

first_imgA man who shot his girlfriend in the legs at their Ridgefield apartment was sentenced Thursday in Clark County Superior Court to nine years in prison.Vadim V. Paliy, 28, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree domestic violence assault stemming from the Jan. 7, 2017, shooting. He initially appeared on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder but was later charged with assault, court records show.As part of his plea agreement, the prosecution dismissed a firearm enhancement that would have added more time to Paliy’s sentence.The victim, Megan Johnson, suffered a shattered right femur and flesh wound to her left leg, according to court records. In a written statement Thursday, she told the court she still does not have the full use of her leg.At about 2:20 p.m., Paliy called 911 from the parking lot of the Ridgefield Police Department and said he had shot his girlfriend and wanted to turn himself in. He said Johnson was at their apartment on North Simons Street, and was still alive when he left, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Responding officers found Paliy sitting in the parking lot at the station next to a black handgun and located Johnson at the apartment with gunshot wounds to her upper legs. She was transported to a hospital, the affidavit states.last_img read more

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Hazard tips Luka Modric for Ballon dOr award

Hazard tips Luka Modric for Ballon dOr award

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is the best candidate to lift this year’s Ballon d’Or award, according to Chelsea winger Eden Hazard.Modric is enjoying a clean sweep of personal accolades having already won FIFA’s The Best award for 2018 and Best player in the Champions League.And Chelsea forward Hazard believes his World Cup performance and the contribution in Madrid’s Champions League campaign gives him the edge to win the accolade.“I do not think it will be me, I believe Luka Modric deserves it,” Hazard told reporters.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“There are three or four players who have had elite years, you could say that Raphael Varane deserves it because he has won the two most important trophies, nobody else did.“I would not be lying by saying that I have a case for winning the award too but I seriously believe that Modric will win it.“It would be a deserving reward for his wonderful season in the Champions League and in the World Cup, where he was magnificent.”last_img read more

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Man arrested in snatching of teens iPhone in Doral

Man arrested in snatching of teens iPhone in Doral

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have found the man who, they said, snatched a teenage girl’s iPhone in Doral.Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old Christian Guevara in connection to the Jan. 11 strong-armed robbery near Northwest 106th Avenue and 78th Street.The victim, 17-year-old Valeria Martinez, said her assailant slammed her to the ground right before he grabbed her phone.Officials said Guevara confessed to the crime and revealed he still had Martinez’s phone. His mother returned the item to investigators after she found it hidden in her son’s bedroom.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Halestorm To BTS Hot 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos

Halestorm To BTS Hot 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos

first_img Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Email H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Facebook Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet | Photo Gallery GRAMMY-winning rock band and current nominee Halestorm brought their usual swagger to the carpet with a quartet of edgy black and white suits. Alice In Chains and Bring Me The Horizon were decked out in sleek suits while GRAMMY winner Tori Kelly chose a classic black dress, Lee Ann Womack in a black-and-white dress combo and  Related: Shaggy To Weird Al: 2019 GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony In PhotosSee all the looks you may have missed on the red carpet by checking out the photo gallery.The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/5–8 p.m. PT.Poll: Who Are You Most Excited To See Walk The 2019 GRAMMY Red Carpet? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images From Halestorm to Tori Kelly and Alice In Chains, check out some of the best looks on the 61st GRAMMY Awards red carpetGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 3:29 pm It’s one of the hottest topics every year — the GRAMMY red carpet. This year at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, your favorite artists did not disappoint, from [people to people] and [more people]. H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Twitter Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photos: 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Round-Up halestorm-bts-hot-2019-grammys-red-carpet-looks-photos Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Prev Next Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet 61st GRAMMY Awards Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Read more Halestorm To BTS: Hot 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? News Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlistlast_img read more

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CBI carries out search at sacked income tax officer SK

CBI carries out search at sacked income tax officer SK

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Invetigation (CBI) carried out searches at Noida residence and office of sacked Income Tax Commissioner SK Srivastava, officials said Saturday. The search started Friday and is still continuing, they said. Sources in the agency have said the searches were initiated after a case was registered against him for for cheating, forgery and obtaining undue favours. SK Srivastava was among several Income Tax officers who were asked to retire by the government recently.last_img read more

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KTR hoists flag at Telangana Bhavan

KTR hoists flag at Telangana Bhavan

first_imgTRS working president KT Rama Rao hoisted the National Flag at Telangana Bhavan marking the 73rd Independence Day celebrations. KTR along with the party leaders took part in the celebrations and greeted them. He also took to Twitter and extended wishes to the people. “HappyIndependenceDay to all my fellow Indians across the globe. Let us all focus on the similarities (like the love for our glorious nation) that unite us, instead of the differences that divide us,” KTR tweeted. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us #HappyIndependenceDay to all my fellow Indians across the globe Let us all focus on the similarities (like the love for our glorious nation) that unite us, instead of the differences that divide us 🙏#JaiHind pic.twitter.com/iTxtXRqHo2— KTR (@KTRTRS) August 14, 2019last_img read more

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Russia China block US bid to N Korea sanctions

Russia China block US bid to N Korea sanctions

first_imgDonald Trump. File PhotoRussia and China on Thursday blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean official and two entities, diplomats said.The United States last week asked a UN sanctions committee to slap an assets freeze on Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank for allegedly helping North Korea evade UN-imposed restrictions on financial transactions.The request also targeted Ri Jong Won, the deputy representative of North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank and two North Korean front companies.In a response to the council, Russia raised doubts about the allegations while China told the council that it objected to the proposed sanctions designations put forward by the United States.“We would like to underline that designation requests submitted to the committee should be adequately substantiated by sufficient information,” said the Russian mission to the United Nations in a message to the council seen by AFP.The request followed a US Treasury Department decision to impose unilateral sanctions on the Russian bank, the North Korean official and the two entities.The two companies were named as the Dandong Zhongsheng Industry & Trade Company and the Korea Ungum Corporation.Russia and China have called on the Security Council to consider easing sanctions to reward North Korea for opening up dialogue with the United States and halting missile tests.But the United States has called for maintaining “maximum pressure” from sanctions until North Korea has fully dismantled its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.Earlier Thursday, the North Korean foreign ministry issued an angry statement, denouncing the United States for responding to its overtures by “inciting international sanctions and pressure.”The council last year adopted three rafts of sanctions targeting North Korea’s economy through export and import bans, as well as restrictions on banking.It was the second time in three weeks that Russia and China have objected to a US request to tighten sanctions on North Korea.On July 19, the two countries put a six-month hold on a US request to halt all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea.The United States had made the request to the sanctions committee after finding that North Korea had exceeded the cap on fuel imports though illegal ship-to-ship transfers at sea.UN sanctions resolutions place a ceiling for North Korea of 500,000 barrels of refined oil products per year and four million barrels of crude.A cut-off of oil and fuel would have to be enforced primarily by China, which supplies most of North Korea’s energy needs, but also by Russia, which delivers some oil to Pyongyang.last_img read more

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From France with love

From France with love

first_imgFrench by nationality but an Indian at heart after spending 18 years in India, Magali Couffon de Trevros has a deep rooted connection with both countries. She has been able to develop and grow her passion for photography and travels. The ultimate for her is the ability of finding beauty everywhere and keeping her eyes open for colors, shapes, lines, textures and forms. And the Capital will have a chance to see her creativity up close in the Tribal Lights. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”Tribal Lights have been created and curated for the Alliance Francaise de Delhi the past few months. The images are of Orissa tribals. They simply show faces of Orissa. I traveled there about a year and a half ago… My imagination was wild as I imagined the adventure: tribes, naxalites, music, dances… I could not ask for more,’ explains Magali.She tries to use her camera as a creative tool not only to document or show what is in front of her but to enhance it with the help of light and sometimes with paint or sculptors. This exercise can be tricky and not always successful but what is important is to have fun. She experiences depth of the knowledge from these experiments.DETAILWhen: 19th April – 11th May (11am – 7pm)Where: Gallerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française De Delhi, Lodi Estatelast_img read more

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Malaysia raids office of fund in probe linked to premier

Malaysia raids office of fund in probe linked to premier

first_imgMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pauses during a government event in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Malaysian authorities have frozen six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Najib. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)n Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories Najib said ongoing investigations must clarify whether the documents are genuine and reiterated that he has never taken any money from 1MDB for personal gain.The investment fund, set up by Najib in 2009 to develop new industries, has accumulated 42 billion ringgit ($11 billion) in debt after its energy ventures abroad faltered. Critics, led by Mahathir, have voiced concerns about 1MDB’s massive debt and lack of transparency.The Wall Street Journal report said five deposits were made into Najib’s accounts and that the two largest transactions, worth $620 million and $61 million, occurred in March 2013 ahead of a general election.National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said investigators will also question The Wall Street Journal about the confidential banking documents. He said the leak of the documents was “tantamount to economic sabotage.”If charged, Najib would be the first Malaysian prime minister to face a criminal prosecution. His ruling National Front coalition has been in power since independence from Britain in 1957. However, support for the coalition has eroded in the last two general elections. In 2013, it won the polls but lost the popular vote for the first time. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone The vital role family plays in society Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The fund, which denied it gave money to Najib, said legal action should be taken if any wrongdoing is found.The country’s attorney general confirmed over the weekend that he had received documents from investigators that linked Najib and 1MDB.The existence of the documents, which allegedly show $700 million was wired from entities linked to 1MDB into Najib’s accounts, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Friday.The documents sent to the attorney general pave the way for possible criminal charges and have embroiled Najib in the biggest crisis of his political career. Najib was already under increasing criticism over his leadership, particularly from his political mentor, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.On Tuesday, authorities froze six bank accounts and seized documents related to 17 accounts at two banks for further investigation. The attorney general’s office released a statement Wednesday in which it said that none of the six accounts belong to Najib.Meanwhile, Najib said his lawyers have sent a letter to The Wall Street Journal to verify if it was accusing him of misappropriating funds in its report. The confirmation is necessary to decide the next course of legal action, he wrote on his blog. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities raided the office of state investment fund 1MDB on Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from the fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.1MDB said in a statement it is extending full cooperation and provided documents and materials to investigating officers visiting its office. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Mesa family survives lightning strike to homelast_img read more

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Burundi Opposition supporter killed in electoral violence

first_imgBUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A supporter of Burundi’s opposition was shot dead Wednesday night, witnesses said, a victim of electoral violence as the country awaits results of the presidential election amid unrest due to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.Results of the presidential election are expected Friday afternoon.Nkurunziza is expected to win the vote because some opposition groups boycotted. Leading opposition figure Agathon Rwasa said his campaign was frustrated by government security agencies. Critics charge that Nkurunziza’s effort to extend his time in power is unconstitutional. Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system The U.S. and British governments said the election lacks credibility as a result of government intimidation.Hundreds of angry mourners attended the funeral on Thursday of Emmanuel Ndereyimana, a member of Rwasa’s FNL political group. Ndereyimana was organizing protests against Nkurunziza’s bid for another term in office, said neighbor Abdul Cimpaye.Ndereyimana was shot dead outside his parent’s house in the Kinama area and then his attackers, believed to be from the government youth wing, Imbonerakure, threw a grenade on his body, Cimpaye said.Burundi has been rocked by violence since April after the ruling party announced Nkurunziza would run for another term. Streets protest have left at least 100 people dead. The protests led to an attempted military coup in mid-May which was quickly put down by pro-Nkurunziza forces. On eve of the elections two policemen and an opposition official were killed.Many fear that Nkurunziza’s drive to retain power could bring renewed conflict to Burundi. Since it gained independence from Belgium in 1962 the country has had four coups and a civil war that killed 250,000 people. An opposition leader has said Nkurunziza’s actions may foster a rebellion. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Sponsored Stories Top Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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Radisson opens new hotel in Ningbo

Radisson opens new hotel in Ningbo

first_imgGuestroom of Radisson Ningbo BeilunRadisson opens new hotel in NingboRadisson Hotel Group™ has expanded its collection of upscale Radisson hotels in China, with the opening of Radisson Ningbo Beilun in the thriving port city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province.Radisson Ningbo Beilun is a new-build hotel in the city’s Beilun district, a free trade zone close to one of China’s largest international ports. It is an integral part of a new mixed-use development, INSHOW City, which is China’s first maritime-themed commercial complex and features the city’s largest light show. The stylish 21-storey hotel also is strategically located close to commercial offices, dining outlets, retail malls, parks and a media broadcasting base.Connected to major expressways, Radisson Ningbo Beilun is just a 45 minutes’ drive from Ningbo Lishe International Airport. The hotel also provides easy access to attractions including Harbor Land Theme Park, Jiufeng Mountain, and other natural and cultural sights in Beilun district.“The city’s emerging industrial sector and the success of Ningbo International Port make Ningbo one of Asia’s most dynamic cities and a key business hub. Radisson, our international upscale brand, is a perfect fit for many of China’s fast-growing cities. We look forward to introducing local and international travelers to a new era of hospitality in Ningbo Beilun area.” said Gary Ye, Vice President, Operations, China, Radisson Hotel Group.Radisson Ningbo Beilun offers 230 guestrooms and suites, with ample work space and complimentary Wi-Fi providing a seamless work environment for corporate guests, while allowing leisure travellers to unwind and stay connected at all times. Guests are also offered a choice of dining options, with two restaurants, a lobby lounge and an executive lounge.Radisson Ningbo Beilun is a new leading local destination for meetings and events with two 800-square metre ballrooms backed with professional support and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.“I am delighted to welcome our first guests to Radisson Ningbo Beilun. Our contemporary rooms, suites and facilities are perfect for all types of guest, including solo business travellers, couples, families and groups. Meanwhile, our extensive MICE facilities give us the flexibility to host a broad range of events, from small boardroom meetings to major events and weddings, putting the hotel in the heart of the local community,” said Max Xu, General Manager, Radisson Ningbo Beilun.The opening of Radisson Ningbo Beilun forms part of a major strategic expansion of the world-famous Radisson brand across the Asia Pacific region. This growth will focus on fast-growing cities in some of Asia’s largest and most populous countries, including China, India and Indonesia. Radisson Ningbo Beilun becomes the third Radisson hotel in Mainland China.The property also marks Radisson Hotel Group’s entry into Ningbo, which has a history dating back thousands of years to the days of the ancient Silk Road. As part of the modern-day Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, one of the world’s most important industrialized regions, Ningbo is now playing a major role in the success story of 21st Century China.ABOUT RADISSON HOTEL GROUPRadisson Hotel Group™ (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel. Guests can benefit from the newly rebranded Radisson Rewards™ (formerly Club CarlsonSM), a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners. Radisson Meetings™ offers a variety of fully-equipped meeting and event venues featuring fast free Wi-Fi, A/V technology and on-site contacts designed to make every event unique. More than 95,000 global team members work for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.For more information, visit www.radissonhotelgroup.com/media.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/radisson-hotel-group/Instagram (Employees): https://www.instagram.com/radissonmoments/Instagram (Hotels): https://www.instagram.com/radissonhotels/Twitter (Corporate): https://twitter.com/radissongroupTwitter (Hotels): https://twitter.com/radissonhotelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/radissonhotelsYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/radissonhotelgroupABOUT RADISSON NINGBO BEILUNRadisson Ningbo Beilun is a leading hotel in the city’s Beilun district, a free trade zone close to one of China’s largest international ports. Strategically located, the hotel is connected to major expressways, providing easy access to attractions including Harbor Land Theme Park, Jiufeng Mountain, and other natural and cultural sights. The hotel features 230 contemporary styled guestrooms and suites, with ample work space and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests are also offered a choice of dining options, with two restaurants, a lobby lounge and an executive lounge. The hotel’s two 800-square metre ballrooms backed with professional support and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. Two 800 square metre ballrooms are backed with professional support and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, catering to meeting and event needs.For more information, visit www.radisson.com/ningboSource = Radisson Hotel Group™last_img read more

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Freddie Mac Sees 577M in FirstQuarter Net Income

Freddie Mac Sees 577M in FirstQuarter Net Income

first_imgFreddie,Freddie Mac Sees $577M in First-Quarter Net Income Agency Debt Agents & Brokers Bailouts Company News Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Profits Quarterly Earnings Refinance Service Providers Stocks Treasury Department 2012-05-04 Ryan Schuette Mortgage giant “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ saw $577 in net income over the first quarter, less than $619 million for the same by the fourth quarter last year.[IMAGE]The GSE said that its net worth deficit would require a Treasury draw of $19 million, adding that it offset comprehensive income over the first quarter by senior preferred dividends worth $1.81 billion.[COLUMN_BREAK]The company laid claim to more than $114 billion of liquidity in the mortgage market over the first quarter, including $89 billion single-family refinance loans that resulted in an estimated $1.4 billion in aggregate annual interest savings for some 416,000 homeowners.Freddie’s single-family origination portfolio saw more declines between 2005 and 2008, with mortgage loans from those years accounting for roughly 30 percent of the single-family credit portfolio.””In the first quarter, Freddie Mac sharpened its focus on building value for the industry, homeowners and taxpayers by aligning its resources and internal business plans to meet the goals and objectives laid out in our new Conservatorship Scorecard and Strategic Plan,”” Charles E. Haldeman, outgoing CEO for Freddie, said in a statement. He added that Freddie continues to work “”with our regulator to build a new infrastructure for the housing finance system and establish a path for shifting risk to private investors. These steps will ultimately reduce the size of the government’s role in the market, and complement the work we’ve already started to streamline the company.”” in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Share May 4, 2012 445 Views last_img read more

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Toni first came to Arcosanti for his workshop in M

first_imgToni first came to Arcosanti for his workshop in March 1999. He joined the staff and worked here over the years in many capacities. If we look back at all the connections with Italian participants, including special workshops with Roma Tre, Mendrisio, and Reggio Calabria, he brought a lot of Italian energy to the project [swr].He became a very close friend to Paolo Soleri and was one of the people that stayed with him a lot of the time before his death. Most recently he worked with us in the Soleri Archives for the past years, translating some of the Italian publications about Soleri, notably “Soleri. La Formazione Giovanile 1933-1946” book by Antonietta Iolanda Lima.Even so he only spent part of the year with us, he was an intricate part of our archive team and we will miss his quiet presence, good laughs and serious scholarship, and hard work always, very much committed to Soleri’s and our Quest.Whether it was serious work or discussion, helping with recycling, cleaning the chicken coop, whatever the task, he set an example of enthusiasm and involvement, as well as getting the job done propperly. And he was a pleasure to work with, no stress or bullshit, just easy to the task at hand. We will miss you. Fortune smiled on us to have had you as part of our team and Arco family. June 9, 2017Our dear friend and college Toni Fragiacomo died yesterday. We received the news that he passed away peacefully at home with his family in Italy.There is so much to be said about this lovely man that was part of our crew for many years. News of his sudden passing is bringing back shock and sadness from his friends around the world. last_img read more

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Unjustified operations by paediatric surgeon cost state €400000

Unjustified operations by paediatric surgeon cost state €400000

first_imgTHE Cyprus Medical Association on Friday refrained from commenting on an ongoing criminal investigation of a private sector paediatric surgeon that has allegedly burdened the state with a cost of over half a million euros, including travel expenses.The complaint, filed by Stavros Stavrou, former head of the state doctors union (Pasyki), to the police chief, alleges the paediatric surgeon in question undertook surgeries in his private practise that his colleagues could have successfully performed at the Makarios Hospital in Nicosia.The complaint, reported by daily Phileleftheros, alleges that in the two years the surgeon worked with the health ministry, he flew to Cyprus 25 times, as he lived abroad, carrying out 153 procedures and 61 examinations for which he was rewarded €413,315.The sum, which has been outlined in an audit service investigation, excludes travelling and accommodation expenses, which were also paid for by the health ministry.Additionally, there had been no calls for tender for the procedures he had undertaken, the report said, and the surgeries were routine procedures that could have been carried out by Makarios hospital staff with success.Patients that he operated on or examined at the Makarios hospital were referred to his private clinic which he ran when in Cyprus without these cases being examined by a medical board of specialist paediatric surgeons whose role it was to evaluate what each patient needed and if it would be carried out by a private surgeon or in a state hospital.The audit service’s conclusions, which also point fingers to high level ministry officials, also suggest that the surgeon’s invoices were approved without the necessary documentation.The medical association said any action which violated the law were condemnable and they would take the necessary action once the investigation was complete.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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