Title match and tournament on Smackdown Live, Videos after Smackdown in Chicago

first_img WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jamal Khashoggi John Oliver Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby WhatsApp FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:33 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 Title match and tournament on Smackdown LiveDuring last night’s Smackdown Live in Chicago, a title match was setup for next week’s show along with a tournament involving a now vacant championship.Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin def. The New Day and Rusev and Aiden English in a triple threat match to earn a shot at The Usos and the Smackdown Tag Team Championships on next week’s show from Orlando.Bobby Roode and Jinder Mahal also won matches as part of the first round of a tournament to crown a new WWE United States Champion. This is a result of previous champion Dolph Ziggler laying down the title last week and appearing to walk out of WWE.Daniel Bryan addressed the tournament during a segment last night.Videos after Smackdown in ChicagoWWE posted these videos after last night’s Smackdown Live in Chicago. WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next Twittercenter_img Guarantee you it’s gonna be a rerun of when CM Punk won the WWE title & walked out. The winner of the tournament will end up losing a title vs title match to Ziggler. Pinterest WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Austen Allen WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Comments are closed. December 27, 2017 at 1:02 pmlast_img read more

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Total Community Involvement Essential to Fighting the Aedes aegypti Mosquito

first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#caribbeanmosquitoweek, carpha Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad and Tobago, May 5, 2017 – Port of Spain –   “Community participation is critical to the success of any programme designed to eliminate breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.   Efforts are doomed to failure if even one household is negligent.”  So said Dr C James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as he commented on the importance of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, which is being observed from May 8-12.  In his assessment of the mosquito prevention efforts in the Region thus far, Dr Hospedales noted that strategies for the control of the mosquito, which causes Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are failing, and stated that what is needed is an “all hands onboard approach.”  Dr Karen Polson Edwards, CARPHA Assistant Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention Control, supports this “all hands onboard approach perspective” as she said, “mosquitoes are social creatures and we are their preferred host.   Their breeding sites are mostly man-made water containers.  This being the case, we all have the power to eliminate them by destroying their breeding sites.  The message of taking ten minutes a week to check surroundings for and destroying any breeding sites is always relevant and should become part of our routine.” For Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week 2017, strengthening household and community participation are key.  Everyone feels the effects of mosquito-borne illnesses.  It affects our economy and has the potential to negatively affect the tourism sector, the major revenue earner for many Caribbean islands.  It also contributes to loss of productivity, ill health and death. The possibility of babies being born with microcephaly and men, in particular, contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), as a result of being bitten by an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, are also of concern. The purpose of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, which is in its second year, is to bring greater awareness to the mosquito vector, through education and social engagement in CARPHA member states.  It is hoped that greater awareness and engagement would bring about behavioural change leading to the elimination of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and greater personal protection, especially as the rainy season approaches. Everyone has a part to play in the elimination of breeding sites and taking the necessary steps to ensure that he or she is not bitten.  We need to therefore: • Avoid mosquito bites  • Destroy mosquito-breeding sites by: o Securely covering domestic water storage containers such as barrels, drums and buckets o Properly discarding tyres and containers that collect water o Covering and sealing tanks, soak-aways and cisterns.Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week is observed annually during the second week of May.  Its theme is Small bite, big threat: fight the bite destroy mosquito breeding sites.  More information is available on Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week website http://caribbeanmosquitoweek.carpha.org/ #caribbeanmosquitoweek#CARPHA Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Regional Experts Lay Groundwork for Unified Response to Vector-Borne Diseaseslast_img read more

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Spintec inks ETG partnership with Germanys Merkur Gaming

first_imgElectronic table game manufacturer Spintec Gaming Technology has announced a new partnership with German slot machine, systems and video lottery developer Merkur that includes a new line of products called Merkur ETG.The partnership, revealed at ICE London on Wednesday, sees the new electronic table games (ETGs) presented under Merkur trademark and powered by Spintec’s signature. The product portfolio, aside from automated roulette, includes a wide range of ETGs from stand-alone playing stations to amphitheatre set-ups. Spintec celebrates first installation in Australia Ainsworth-Novomatic partnership showing benefits in Asia: Ainsworth CEO “We are very honoured that Mr Gauselmann (Merkur’s CEO and majority owner) confirmed the deal and visited Spintec’s booth,” said Spintec CEO Goran Miskulin.“We celebrated the deal that Spintec’s and Merkur’s teams worked so hard to achieve and after meeting him in person I am more than ever convinced that Spintec made the right choice.“He is the embodiment of what Gauselmann Group and Merkur Gaming stand for, which is uncompromised quality and great services. This is also what Spintec is all about.” Load More RelatedPosts Aruze setting its sights on Europelast_img read more

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Roadchef launches flexible income benefit for 600 staff

first_imgMotorway and trunk road service operator Roadchef, which employs more than 3,300 staff in the UK across 30 locations, has launched a new flexible income benefit for the 600 employees based at its Chester, Clacket Lane and Northampton operating sites.The Get Paid As You Go platform, provided by Wagestream, was implemented on 18 March 2019. The benefit aims to empower staff to better cope with unexpected expenses, such as parking fines or boiler replacements, without resorting to overdrafts, credit or high-interest payday loans.The benefit enables employees to access and withdraw 30% of their earned income throughout the course of the month, rather than having to wait for a single monthly payday.Mark Fox, chief executive officer at Roadchef, said: “We truly believe it is our team that makes the brand at Roadchef, so it is key for us to be able to provide our employees with any support they need, be that financial or otherwise.“We’re really looking forward to entering into a partnership with Wagestream and hope that by alleviating some of the stress a monthly pay cycle can induce, we’ll be able to offer all of our employees, longstanding or new, a rewarding career with Roadchef.”The Get Paid As You Go platform was communicated to employees using letters, posters, leaflets, how-to guides and merchandise, such as keyrings and notepads. On-site training and demonstrations on how to use the benefit were also provided, while managers participated in training webinars.The flexible income benefit will operate alongside financial education, as well as Roadchef’s existing benefits offering, which includes discounts that help staff save money on everyday purchases.Laura Bunn, director of HR and development at Roadchef, added: “We are proud to be partnering with Wagestream to support our employees. We truly believe that our business is made up of incredible people and we are constantly looking at ways to fully support them.“This is one of a number of initiatives within our ongoing people plan to support engagement and retention within the business.”last_img read more

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Learning to Sew With Seal Guts

first_imgRecently, about a dozen students gathered at the Cultural Center in Bethel to learn the traditional art of ‘gut sewing’. Seal intestines were prized throughout Yup’ik history for their waterproof performance before modern materials took hold. And now culture bearers are trying to bring back the skill.Download AudioFor most students, today is the first time they have ever worked with guts.Their 71-year-old instructor however, Mary Tunuchuk, has a lifetime of experience with the traditional material. She says imarnitet or “gut parkas” were critical for survival in her youth.“The waterproof gut parkas were very important for men while hunting in the ocean. The way it reacts to moisture makes it a more effective insulated raincoat than most modern raincoats. In my first memories, women would learn to make raincoats, and other waterproof items before they get married, to ensure a better chance at survival. These days I never see anyone practice the art anymore,” said Tunuchuk.Mary Tunuchuk applying wax to thread. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)Revitalizing the practice is part of the goal of the workshop, hosted by Bethel’s Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and sponsored by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and the Anchorage Museum. Besides parkas, seal intestines were used to make all kinds of waterproof items like bags, mittens, boot-linings and even windows. Curator Sarah Owens explains students will be using two kinds of material.“There’s going to be a mixture of Native students who will be using seal intestine that Mary’s providing, but there’s also going to be non-Native students like myself and we will be using a substitute. We’ll be using hog intestine to sew with because it’s actually illegal for us to be sewing the seal intestine,” said Owens.Tunuchak explains the process starts with the raw seal intestines, which are washed. She uses a dull scraper to remove the soft fleshy material from a membrane, which later is painstakingly cleaned of any flesh or blood. It’s washed in brine or freshwater before being inflated like a long balloon and hung to dry.Tunuchuk taught the class the basics of sewing and the use of taperrnaq or grass as spacers between seams.“It’s not just any grass, it’s beach grass, they are flexible and we use them around the seams so we could tighten the thread without breaking the membrane. You have a tighter more reinforced waterproof seam, without tearing the intestine,” said Tunuchuk.The students bent the edges of the material with their mouths, using their saliva to make the material more flexible and hold its shape while sewing.Students end up having made an amber colored translucent window. In ancient times, the window would have served as more of a skylight, called tanqin, Yup’ik for ‘something that brightens’.Bethel resident, Annie Roach says she’s at the class because she wanted to connect with her culture.“I’ve heard about some of the traditional skills and practices. I’ve always wanted to learn and now I understand a small part of it,” said Roach.Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center staff say there are plans for more workshops exploring traditional skills, like a doll making class in the last week of March, and a fish skin crafting class later in April. The seal intestines for the class were provided by Mary Tunuchuk, who processed the intestine from seals caught by her children ad grandchildren.last_img read more

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8K Miles betting big on cloud services life sciences market shares up

first_imgStock price of 8K Miles Software Services soared more than 200% in the past one year even as the benchmark indices dropped by about 10%. The sharp rally in the company’s share price comes on the back of its robust earnings.The cloud services provider’s shares closed at Rs 2,362 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday, up 210% as compared to a year ago.8K Miles posted a 109% increase in its net profit to Rs 11.27 crore in the December quarter on an annual basis amid growing demand for its cloud services. However, on a sequential basis, its profit increased 29% in the October-December period.”Our growth is on enterprise accounts where we are growing on the complete cloud transformation,” 8K Miles Chairman and Chief Executive Suresh Venkatachari told NDTV.Venkatachari said that that three Fortune 500 companies chose the company’s services during the quarter.8K Milesis optimistic about its growth prospects in the coming years as big companies have not yet fully switched to cloud platform due to some data validation issues.”Our recent acquisitions and cloud transformation business focused structuring will help us to position for higher growth and scaling in the coming year,” Venkatachari added.Following the acquisition of data validation specialist NexAge Technologies in September last year, 8K Miles now bets big on the life sciences market.”We see significant growth using NexAge expertise in probably 9-12 months period from now, which will clearly set ourselves as a very different player in the cloud market,” Venkatachari told NDTV.8K Miles Software Services is a global Cloud, SaaS & Security Solutions company based in the San Francisco Bay area and its shares are also traded on the Indian bourses.last_img read more

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Fair polls impossible without neutral govt role Shujan

first_imgShujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar at a roundtable on fair elections at National Press Club on Saturday. Photo: Hasan RajaCivil society members at a roundtable said a fair election would be impossible if the government did not play a neutral role during the elections. Citizens for Good Governance (Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik, Shujan), the civil society platform for good governance, organised the roundtable titled on ‘Specific Steps for Fair Polls’ at the National Press Club on Saturday.The participants said the country will fall into serious crisis if the national election is not held in a free and fair manner.President of Shujan M Hafizuddin Khan said according to the constitution, the election has to be arranged within 90 days of the tenure of present government ending. As the parliament will remain in force, it would be very difficult to ensure equal rights for all, if the election is held under the current system, he said.Former election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain said fair, neutral and credible election is impossible until changes are brought in the election culture, the administration and the election commission.Shujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar said the election commission has to ensure a fair and acceptable election. A fair election is not possible until a correct voter list is prepared and constituencies are demarcated properly, he said.Researcher and columnist Syed Abul Maksud said the election commission has to understand the challenges for arranging a participatory election.He suggested the election commission hold dialogues with the deputy commissioners and the superintendents of police.Why does the election commission receive returns of election expenses if it does not verify it? asked former cabinet secretary Ali Imam Majumder.Central coordinator of Shujan Dilip Kumar Sarker presented the keynote paper.Dilip said it is impossible for the election commission to hold a fair election if the government does not play neutral role during the period of election.last_img read more

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Billionaire Pinera to return as Chiles president

first_imgChilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera celebrates his victory with his family and supporters outside a hotel in Santiago after the runoff election on Sunday. Photo: AFPBillionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile’s president next year, according to virtually complete results from a runoff election held Sunday.Electoral authorities said the 68-year-old conservative, who previously led the South American nation from 2010-2014, had 55 percent of the vote, with 98 percent of ballots counted.His leftist rival Alejandro Guillier, a 64-year-old TV presenter turned senator who ran as an independent backed by outgoing center-left President Michelle Bachelet, conceded after receiving 45 percent.“We have suffered a tough defeat,” Guillier said. He called for the opposition to “defend” reforms started under Bachelet.He said Pinera walked away with “a solid and impeccable triumph.”Pinera will lead the country-the world’s top copper producer-for four years starting in March 2018.He will once again take over from Bachelet, who was barred by the constitution from running for re-election.Bachelet and Pinera have tag-teamed the presidency since Bachelet first took office in 2006. Since then, they have alternated in power, switching Chile’s politics between center-left and center-right each time.Pinera supporters were gathered outside his election headquarters in anticipation of his victory speech.Uncertain raceThe outcome of the runoff had been far from certain after Pinera scored a much lower than expected 37 percent in the first round of the election held November 19.Analysts had speculated that Guillier could bolster his 22 percent from that round by getting votes from other leftist candidates who were defeated.But in the end, most voters appeared to come down in favor of the experience of Pinera, who is worth some $2.7 billion and painted himself as a safe pair of hands for Latin America’s fifth-biggest economy.Voting had taken place under a somber cloud Sunday, following the deaths of five people and the disappearance of 18 more in a mudslide in the country’s south.Both candidates had projected confidence, with Pinera stating as he cast his ballot: “I have the firm conviction that we are going to win these elections and that better times are going to come for all Chilean households.”With no recent reliable voter surveys in the weeks before Sunday’s runoff, however, the outcome had been seen as wide open.Marco Moreno, of Central University, had called it “the most uncertain election since the return of democracy” after the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in 1990.Lower growthAlthough copper exports, which contribute greatly to Chile’s wealth, are increasing thanks to demand from China and from the burgeoning manufacture of electric cars, the country is struggling relative to previous years.Its GDP is forecast to expand a modest 1.4 percent this year, the slowest pace in eight years. Forecasts suggest it will grow 2.8 per cent next year.Pinera and Guillier also promised to expand free university tuition brought in under Bachelet-a measure with historical resonance in Chile because paid tuition was introduced under Pinochet’s 1973-1990 rule.For Pinera, the vow was a U-turn, contradicting an earlier statement he had made that “free things mean less commitment.”The president-elect was often accompanied by his wife Cecilia Morel while campaigning, and also by their four children and several of their nine grandchildren.Their presence softened his public character, according to a member of his entourage who requested anonymity.As much as he is known as a demanding businessman-who had to divest investments including an airline and a football team for his first mandate-he also has a reputation for being cultivated, humorous and full of ideas.He hasn’t hidden his wealth, even wearing an ostentatious watch in the red of his campaign color. But he has also sought to project an image of someone concerned about injustice and ordinary people.last_img read more

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9 shot in downtown Toronto gunman dead

first_imgPeople leave an area taped off by the police near the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto, Canada, 22 July, 2018. Photo: ReutersA gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported.Toronto Police said they had responded to a call at around 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Monday) in the city’s Greektown district.”Conditions of victims are not known yet. A young girl is one of the 9 victims,” the police department tweeted.The police said the nine victims did “not include the shooter who is dead.”Global News quoted a Toronto police source as saying the suspect is believed to have opened fire at police before killing himself.Witnesses described to local media hearing about 20 shots and the sound of a weapon being reloaded several times.Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted out a message of solidary with the victims, saying: “My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto.”Thank you to all the first responders for acting quickly to help everyone affected.”The incident comes with Canada’s largest metropolis concerned over a spate of shootings, more than 200, this year. About two dozen have been fatal.Canada traditionally has relatively low levels of gun violence, particularly compared with its neighbour the United States.last_img read more

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RAB cordons off Mohammadpur house suspecting it militant den

first_imgMembers of RAB cordon off a house in Mohammadpur house suspecting it militant den on 29 April, 2019. Photo: Sazid HossainMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned off a tin-shed house at Bosila in Mohammadpur of the capital early Monday, suspecting it to be a militant den.Acting on secret information, a team of the elite force cordoned off the house, ‘Metro Housing’, at Bosila around 3:30am, said director of RAB’s Legal and Media Wing Mufti Mahmud Khan.He said sounds of gunshots were heard from the house around 4:45am.last_img read more

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Notre Dame fire extinguished Paris turns to assessing damage and repairs

first_imgTom Heneghan Tagshomepage featured Notre Dame Notre Dame Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris Notre Dame fire Notre Dame rebuilding The Hunchback of Notre Dame Top Story,You may also like Share This! By: Tom Heneghan By: Jax Jacobsen About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,PARIS (RNS) — The last flames have been extinguished and the first sighs of relative relief have been breathed. It’s now up to the experts to assess how much the shell of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been damaged and how many years, maybe decades, it will take to repair it.Paris, all of France and people watching live television around the world held their breath on Monday evening (April 15) as a sudden fire in the 850-year-old edifice devoured the roof, felled the elegant spire that stood atop its transept and spread down into the nave to threaten priceless relics and artworks.About 400 firefighters battled the blaze, pumping water into the nave and trying to keep flames away from the giant stained glass rose windows and the endangered northern bell tower of the most visited monument in Europe.President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo took a quick look inside the building on Monday evening as firefighters still fought the blaze. Macron emerged to announce that France would rebuild the state-owned cathedral “because that’s what the French expect, because that’s what our history deserves, because it’s our profound destiny.”Hidalgo described a hole in the roof where the spire crashed through but added a hopeful note.“The altar and its cross were preserved,” she said.  “It’s less terrible than I feared.”Holes are seen in the Notre Cathedral ceiling in Paris on April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported crown of Christ. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)Standing outside the monument on Tuesday, Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz contradicted speculation that the fire was an attack on Notre Dame.“There is nothing that indicates a voluntary act,” he said. His office announced it had opened an inquiry into a case of “involuntary destruction by fire.”Reconstruction will probably take decades and cost hundreds of millions of euros.Stéphane Bern, 55, a well-known filmmaker and specialist in French history, lamented: “My generation will not see Notre Dame back on its feet again.”The investigation will be “long and complex,” Heitz warned, adding that his staff had begun quizzing several dozen workers who had been doing renovation work on the roof. All had already called it a day on Monday before the fire broke out about 6:20 p.m. Paris time.The spire that fell amid the flames was due to be repaired and 16 statues that surrounded it had already been removed last week. Scaffolding over that part of the roof was still standing on Tuesday as Parisians and tourists flocked to the streets around Notre Dame to catch a glimpse of the damage.Large crowds of Parisians and tourists gather near Notre Dame Cathedral to view the fire damage on April 16, 2019, in central Paris. RNS photo by Tom HeneghanThe cathedral roof was entirely gone after the “charpente,” the thick network of wooden supports between the vaulted stone ceiling of the cathedral and the peaked roof of lead tiles above it, burst into flames. Burned timber and tiles crashed into the cathedral, mixing into sludge with the water pumped in to put out the fire.Embers from the spire and roof were still smoldering on Tuesday morning around the modern altar, at the intersection of the nave and transept, and parts of the wood-paneled choir stalls leading to the old altar at the back of the cathedral appeared burned in photographs published from inside.But a wreath said to be the crown of thorns that Jesus wore was saved, as was a tunic of St. Louis, the 13th-century French king and saint who bought this and other relics and brought them to his capital.The Treasury, a museum of chalices, vestments and artwork down the centuries not far from the choir area, was also untouched.Some but not all of the centuries-old paintings from the side chapels were rushed out to the nearby Paris City Hall, officials said, and firefighters kept sprinkling the rose windows to avoid them overheating and falling apart.The grand organ, another of the jewels of Notre Dame, was “a priori” saved from the flames, but would probably have to be dismantled and rebuilt, church officials added.“It was a stroke of luck, because that is an irreplaceable part of our national heritage,” said Olivier Latry, one of the cathedral’s three organists. Latry, who recently recorded a selection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ works there, last played in the cathedral on Sunday evening.The cathedral’s north bell tower, the one to the left when visitors approach the main entrance, was in danger of catching fire on Monday evening but firefighters were able to keep the flames at bay. Had the blaze reached it, its eight bells could have crashed to the ground, bringing down the tower and probably its southern twin as well.Over the next few days, architects must examine the standing stone structure to see if the blaze caused any structural damage to the Paris limestone that was heated to several hundred degrees and then doused with cold water pumped in from the Seine river just outside.Offers to contribute to the reconstruction of the building poured in, with over 600 million euros pledged by rich French businesses and several private funds launched on the internet. A national collection announced by Macron began taking pledges at midday.A large timber company offered its best oak to rebuild the roof supports, but it was not sure it could duplicate the massive beams that dated back to the 13th century. The cathedral in the northern French city of Reims was rebuilt after its almost complete destruction in World War I with supports of reinforced concrete.Notre Dame Cathedral the morning after a devastating fire in Paris, on April 16, 2019. The spire and roof were lost, but the famous bell towers, left, and rose windows, center, were largely spared. RNS photo by Tom HeneghanOutside the cathedral, the gray skies provided the perfect backdrop for a melancholy Tuesday morning, as throngs of people headed to the riverbank to gaze at Notre Dame de Paris and breathe a sigh of relief that it still stood.Crowds lined the riverbank on both sides, and on nearby bridges.Sylvain Lam, a lifelong Parisian, said the church represented French identity and French history. He had watched the fire on television the night before and wanted to stop on his way to work to see the church in person.“It’s attached to our French roots, our Catholic roots, our Christian roots,” he said.Another Parisian, Sylvain Sanchez, said that he was tremendously attached to the church, despite being an atheist.“I pass by here frequently, two or three times a month, to stop and watch the crowds,” he said.Though not Christian, he also finds himself meditating in front of the church.“It’s a very strong symbol of our unity, and the unity of French Christians and non-Christians,” he said.For him, Notre Dame’s place in French culture is irrevocable and makes him think of the great French writer Victor Hugo. Hugo’s 1831 novel “Notre Dame de Paris,” known as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in its English translation, jumped to No. 1 on the best-seller list of Amazon in France.British tourists Tom and Helen Ford came to see the cathedral the morning after the fire.“It’s a symbol of Paris, and it means a lot to Parisians, especially during Holy Week,” Helen Ford said.The fire brought to mind a similar situation in Windsor Castle 15 years ago, which saw substantial damage from a blaze.“It will be a huge architectural and cultural challenge” to reconstruct Notre Dame, Tom Ford said. “That will cost millions and millions to repair.”Other visitors had not yet had the chance to visit the church. Ali Ndiaye had just arrived the night before from Germany, and like so many, had been watching the flames on television.“It’s shocking,” he said. “We were in the center of the city, watching. I’m a little sad, because I had been looking forward to seeing it.”A Spanish student in Paris to visit friends said he was “a little bit heartbroken.”“It’s such an important cultural space,” Ivan Magdalene said.Others who came to view the cathedral were too upset to speak.One elderly woman, through freely flowing tears, could not convey her thoughts. “There are no words,” she said. “There are no words.”Traffic was severely disrupted, as much of the area around the cathedral had been roped off by police. Armed police directed traffic and the swarm of pedestrians around Ile de la Cite, while metro stations around the famed cathedral remained shut in the wake of the fire.After the fire,  messages of support and sorrow poured in from around the world. One encouraging one came from La Fenice, the opera house in Venice, Italy, that opened in 1792 and rebuilt after fires in 1836 and 1996.The opera company, whose name means “Phoenix,” tweeted: “We burnt twice but twice we have risen from our ashes stronger. We are at your side, friends, so fear not!”Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit said the first message he received was from France’s Chief Rabbi Haïm Korsia.“‘This is the place for everyone. I am crying with you,’” Aupetit quoted it as saying.The French Council of the Muslim Faith urged France’s large Muslim community to contribute to “the reconstruction of this architectural masterpiece that is the glory of our country” and expressed “its solidarity and fraternity with Christians around the world.”François Clavairoly, president of the Protestant Federation of France, tweeted “solidarity and fraternal thoughts in Christ to all Christians and to all those for whom this exceptional symbol has meaning.”The central place Notre Dame has in France’s national heritage was apparent when a caller to FranceInfo radio broke down in tears trying to explain his sorrow.“I’m an atheist and I’m always badmouthing the clergy, but this is 850 years of our history that’s gone up in fire,” the caller said. Jax Jacobsen,Load Comments,Chrissy Metz on ‘Breakthrough’: Everything happens as it should Catholicism Share This! Share This! 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At Prison Reform Meeting Trump Praises Texas Very Successful DACA Challenge

first_img Share Reuters/Carlos Barria/Via The Texas TribuneU.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion with state leaders (including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton) on prison reform in Bedminster, New Jersey on August 9, 2018.The subject of the meeting was prison reform, but that didn’t stop President Donald Trump from taking the opportunity — twice — to instead praise Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday for a Texas-led lawsuit to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Trump — whose administration promised in September 2017 to end the Obama-era immigration measure but who has also expressed sympathy for “Dreamers” — made it clear he endorses the high-profile lawsuit, in which several members of his administration are named defendants.“Ken just filed a very interesting lawsuit,” Trump noted while introducing his guests at a Thursday afternoon roundtable at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The 10-state challenge to DACA, Trump said, “is going to be very successful. I hope it’s going to be very successful.”Paxton, one of two attorneys general at the meeting of about a dozen state and federal officials, smiled from the other end of the table.At the end of the meeting, after Paxton gave a few comments about criminal justice reform efforts in Texas, Trump cut in again to inquire about the lawsuit’s status.“We had a hearing yesterday, and I think it went quite well,” Paxton told the president. “We’ll see what the judge says, but we’re right on the law and right on the Constitution. I’m confident that things are going to go the right way.””It’s true,” Trump replied.Trump’s Department of Justice has declined to defend DACA from the Texas-led coalition asking a federal judge to declare it unconstitutional. But the president himself has vacillated somewhat on the issue, saying that the some 800,000 DACA recipients are in the country “through no fault of their own.”Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017Several federal judges have stymied the Trump administration’s efforts to phase out the program. Legal experts say that if U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen enjoins DACA, as Texas asked him to at a hearing in Houston on Wednesday, the case is likely to land quickly at the U.S. Supreme Court.Paxton, along with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, also attended a Trump roundtable in March. At that discussion, focused explicitly on immigration reform, Trump praised Texas for being “at the forefront” of immigration policy.And the president has endorsed both Paxton and his wife, Angela Paxton, an educator who is running for a Dallas-area state senate seat.“Attorney General Ken Paxton, tremendous guy,” Trump said at a Dallas National Rifle Association event in May. “And by the way, Ken, you have my full endorsement.”last_img read more

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Will Baseball Ever Be as Big as Football in DC

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFROMajor League’s Baseball’s commitment to diversity and inclusion of minorities and the next generation of urban fans gained unprecedented momentum during All-Star week in D.C.  The chance to embrace the cultural demographics of the nation’s capital was the perfect stage to begin the process of restoring the passion for baseball by using Generation X to serve as the bridge to millennials and to regain credibility with an audience that it has struggled to reach.MLB and its Players Association were unified in their attempt to grow the game after settling into an era of labor peace.  Former African American players led the charge of taking the message to the streets through appearances, clinics and by sharing the story of ascending to the game’s highest level then wanting to give back to the next generation.Five-time All-Star, Torii Hunter said he hopes to inspire the next generation to pursue baseball. (Courtesy Photo)“The game has been so good to me that I feel it’s my responsibility to give something back to the next generation,” MLB outfielder and five-time all- star Torii Hunter told the AFRO.  “It allowed me to set myself up for life and take care of my family so its important to teach those who come behind me what I’ve learned from the greats who mentored me.”Hunter, who was known as much for his gregarious personality and the smile he brought to the diamond as he was for the SportsCenter highlights he created as one of the best defensive players of his era, led Team USA to a 10-6 win in the Sirius/XM Futures Game.  Hunter played 10 years with the Minnesota Twins and currently works in their front office as Special Assistant, Baseball Operations. Hunter was one of the first in the new era of Black multi-sport athletes – since the 1990s – to quit playing football realizing that it was best for him to pursue a career in baseball despite having options.“What we have to do is make sure kids understand the opportunities the game offers them on and off the field,” Hunter said.  “You have can have a longer career and retire with your body in better physical shape than if you play football.”MLBPA President Tony Clark, a 15-year veteran, could be viewed as the second most powerful man in baseball, behind MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.  With guaranteed contracts and harmony with the owners, the union can help play its role on growing the game in cities like D.C.  The Major League Baseball Players Trust, which is an MLBPA charity group, provided clinics for kids and coaches at St. Albans School in Northwest, D.C. They also donated $150,000 to the United Through Reading organization that helps separated members of the military share storytime with their children at home.“D.C. is what it is and we know the demographics of this city,” Clark said. “These are important cities and we understand the future of the game is in these cities.  It’s where athletes and future fans are and we will do our part to bring more urban kids back to the game and perhaps make it a career.”Friday former Nationals coach Bo Porter organized a two-day session focusing on “teaching the game the right way.”  Porter, who was manager for current American MVP Jose’ Altuve with the Houston Astros, spoke to a group of 60 competitive baseball organizers and coaches, on motivation and instruction.“When you teach the game the right way and motivate them properly kids will stick with the game and love the game forever,” Porter said.  “But you have to break down the barriers like cost for inner city kids. Baseball teaches you a lot of lessons that can lead to success in all walks of life.”last_img read more

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Smriti Zubin Irani unveils Fabric of Unity

first_imgA pparel Export promotion council had organised ‘Fabric of Unity’, an event to celebrate Indian Textiles, an embodiment of National integrity of the country. The event was graced by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India along with HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC at Apparel House.EC members of AEPC, officials from Ministry of textiles and senior representatives from the textiles councils and associations, representatives from brands, ETI, ATDC students, NGOs working in this sector were also present at the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Rashtriya ekta diwas’ is observed every year across India on October 31, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the ‘Iron man of India’ – Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Observance of this day provides an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country. Speaking at the event HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC said, “Indian textiles have played an important role in the Indian freedom movement and what can be a better example of Unity in diversity than the Indian textile heritage. The ‘Fabric of Unity’ is an event to celebrate this. Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi regarded Khadi as the material embodiment of an ideal’ that represented freedom on one hand and a feeling of self-reliance and economic self-sufficiency on the other.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFurther adding, he said, “This year happens to be AEPC’s 40th year of service for promoting Apparel exports around the world. We feel proud to be working on some very important initiatives to promote inclusion and sustainable apparel ecosystem. In the words of Prime Minister, Sardar Patel formulated solutions one by one, weaving the warp and weft of unity on the axis of a single thread.” Talking about the significance of this day, he stated, “AEPC celebrates this day to reaffirm our belief in the strength of Indian Textiles to bring together the most diverse cultures and traditions of India.” The event saw the unveiling fabric of unity, taking of the unity pledge and unity march from Apparel House. Congratulating the AEPC team after unveiling the Fabric of Unity, Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Textiles said, “AEPC has organized this Fabric of Unity event in which industry, workers, and volunteers took the pledge to work for the betterment of the nation.In continuation to this spirit of the Unity Pledge – to contribute to the nation-building as a unified entity, AEPC can take this concept of Fabric of Unity forward by showcasing the rich history of the diverse fabric and textiles traditions of India at AEPC premises.”last_img read more

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This College Professor Makes More Money in One Day From Instagram Than

first_img In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.One bad date helped launch Samira Kazan’s Instagram career.She had begun to grow frustrated with online dating when, on the evening of July 14, 2015, she wore a tight top to a first date and saw the man eyeing her “food baby.” Embarrassed, she went home and teared up, searching for stomach toning tips online. After discovering that eating a healthy breakfast was a top tip, she decided to give it a go.“I said, ‘I’m going to try this because I’m going to look after myself — and screw all guys!’” she says. She resolved to focus on being happy while single — and to eat healthy for herself and no one else.Kazan, who goes by @AlphaFoodie on Instagram, has more than 600,000 followers and is known for her creatively-topped smoothie bowls, geometric fruit shapes and wildly colorful breakfasts. But before sharing her food art on social media, she rarely ate breakfast — resulting in feeling distracted most mornings at work. She would regularly ask her co-workers to grab lunch at 11 a.m. — and they always said it was too early.In Kazan’s line of work, focus is vital. She’s a postdoctoral research fellow at University College London, and in her research she analyzes brain signals from experiments conducted in MRI scanners to gauge which areas of the brain are active when. The Oxford University PhD graduate also teaches physics and mathematics to university students, but she’s currently taking a gap year in order to focus on Instagram and tutor in London.How did such a unique background help Kazan reach Instagram success? “I’m a scientist,” she says. “I see what works and what doesn’t work based on statistical analysis.” If she sees her followers engage more with certain content — like her popular smoothies — she knows posting similar photos will help her account grow. Plus, she began using math, symmetry and shapes to set her account apart (think avocado stars and dragon fruit spheres).Read on to learn how much Kazan makes from Instagram compared to her day job, her take on edible flowers and why she turned down an advertisement offer for almost $35,000.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.1. How did you get your start with Instagram?I went to Google to look for healthy breakfast ideas, and I started hearing more about things like chia seeds and kale. I had never heard of those before — this is about two and a half years ago. I went to the market and bought some greens, and I started experimenting. My first was a smoothie bowl with pineapple, banana, lime, ground oats and spinach or kale. When I started trying these smoothie bowls, I was feeling better at work and concentrating more. I started encouraging everyone to eat them because it was really helping me.The intention was never to post these photos on any social media — it was just for me. But when I showed pictures to my sister, she said, “Why don’t you put it on Facebook?” I said, “No, I don’t want to show off what I’m eating.” She insisted, so I made a Facebook album and shared my breakfasts with friends for a month or two. Then, they said, “Please stop spamming us with the food! Can you go to Instagram?” I wasn’t comfortable with social media, but after two or three months, I was bored one day, opened an Instagram account and started sharing. I noticed people starting to like the photos, and when I reached 100 followers, that was a big deal to me. I was like, “One hundred people believe in what I do!” I started to notice a trend — anytime I posted a smoothie, it became very popular, and I got loads of followers. It was growing and growing. After that, I was featured in Vogue magazine, and I think that brought exposure. After that, I was invited to China to appear on their national TV.While all of this was happening, I was working full-time teaching MRI physics and mathematics to university students. As the account grew, I started getting offers to fly to places — Cannes, Dubai, Italy — to do workshops or sponsored events. In academia, you have a month of holiday, and I would take off work and use these holidays as Instagram workdays.2. How much of your time do you spend on a post, and what does that entail?I spend maybe two hours planning and creating, plus buying and shopping for ingredients. I have three people working for me — two part-timers and one full-timer. Usually, we don’t just go into the kitchen and create — we go to a coffee shop to plan. We’ll say, “Tomorrow, we’ll make a smoothie that will look like this.” I always experiment and come up with ideas, but sometimes it works well, and sometimes it’s so bad. But experimentation is fun!Let’s say we’re going to make a smoothie bowl. I always have the frozen ingredients in my fridge. In drawers, I have frozen bananas, blueberries, strawberries — all the fruits that can possibly be frozen to use in a smoothie. What’s involved is the design: Are we going to make a smoothie bowl? What kinds of decorations are we going to put on it? It’s important to think about what the feed looks like (like, “I want to do pink today”). One thing we always buy is edible flowers. I spend so much money on edible flowers. It’s an investment!What we really spend a lot of time on is campaigns for clients. If we know we’re making an advert for somebody, then we spend a lot more time on it than for our own picture. We want to make sure it looks interesting, engaging and creative because if the advert looks a bit more creative, then the followers don’t mind.3. What’s your content strategy? How do you decide what and when to post?It’s statistics and mathematics. If you see your followers engage with certain content, and the number of likes and saves are up, you think, “OK, I must be making more of this if I want my account to grow.” The other aspect is the mathematical shapes. I don’t know what it is, but people react to any mathematical design. My followers really like circles of fruit, symmetry and pairs. If I put two smoothies next to each other, it’d be more engaging than one smoothie alone. Twos always seem better than ones. And if you have a pie decorated with squares and triangles, it gets much more engagement than a pie with some strawberries on it.As for inspiration — you get inspiration even from walking in the street. There’s inspiration from other people. There’s art everywhere. It’s your own twist and how you look at it. One day, workers were outside making a brick wall. I thought, “I’m going to make a fruit wall.”4. How do you leverage your Instagram account, and to what extent do you monetize it?The money isn’t the main drive here. Sometimes, in one day on Instagram, I earn the same amount as I make as a university professor in two months. But Instagram is not stable. In general, it’s very variable. I love mathematics, and I teach mathematics as a hobby — I still do that every day here in the U.K., even with Instagram. I rely on that as my income even though it doesn’t make as much. You could make a lot of money in one Instagram campaign, but you don’t know — one day, you could wake up and Instagram isn’t here anymore.I really love long-term collaborations because they’re better for both you and the brand. It shows loyalty, and that means you have stability of income for the next six months. Sometimes from a six-month contract, you make more than in a whole year as a university teacher.I get loads of campaign requests, and I turn down so many — either because I don’t like them or they don’t align with what I do. Two weeks ago, I got a request for something I would never do: 25,000 pounds for two posts to advertise for electronic cigarettes. And I don’t even drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t support smoking and that’s not something I agree with. The brand was trying to go with the angle of it being healthier with no nicotine, and I said, “I’m really sorry — it’s not for me.”5. What advice do you have for other people who want to build brands on the platform?Use hashtags, and make your picture interesting. Don’t worry if your account is not growing. If you post a cool photo, then everybody will share it and tag you in it. People gain followers by sharing your photo, and you gain followers and exposure. Also, look at the grid and plan your feed. Let’s say I have nine pictures for next week — I would see how they look next to each other.Ask your followers questions, and show your interest. People like to be asked — if I say, “Left or right?” in a caption, they want to engage with it. I also love Instagram stories. I always do polls and ask my followers, “Which one do you prefer — this or this?”Also, if you have an Instagram account, you can’t spam your followers all the time with adverts. Balance is very important. If you advertise for something, it’s very important that you actually believe in what you’re advertising for. When you do collaborate with any brand, whether it’s small or big, it’s very important to do the best you can because if you do a good job, they will come back to you.6. What’s a misconception many people have about Instagram?People think it’s easy. I get so many negative comments sometimes. People think we don’t know what we’re doing and that we’re entitled. They don’t realize we really worked hard for our followers. It’s like a full-time job — that’s why I have people to help. It’s a lot of work.See below for five of @AlphaFoodie’s favorite posts.”I love these geometric patterns, which my students also love. They’re inspired by my love of mathematics.” “My signature smoothie bowl, which resulted in one of the coolest collaborations ever with one of of my favorite brands, Royal Albert of England (to be launched worldwide at the end of September 2018).””I love this fruit wall, and it’s therapeutic to do.” “I also love this campaign for Baileys that I did because it involved a bit of science to make (making ice cream in 10 seconds using dry ice).” “This is my favorite smoothie bowl ever, since it’s my favorite color (and flavor too) and was shared all over the Internet.”  May 2, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 12 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Man arrested in Cancun for illegal possession of spider monkey

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A man has been arrested in Cancun after he was found in illegal possession of a spider monkey.As part of Operation Titan, members of the federal police arrested a 27-year-old man identified as Julián N., who was walking with a spider monkey. Julián N was seen by police along Avenue 119 with Francisco I Madero of Supermanzana 100 in Cancun when police were performing routine crime surveillance.The man, originally from Yucatan, was without any prior criminal convictions. He was detained and presented before the prosecutor’s office for crimes against biodiversity, since he was found in possession of a protected wildlife species.His fate will be determined by the Agent of the Public Ministry of the Federal Jurisdiction.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ladysmith historian celebrates 80 years by flying high in the sky

first_imgElizabeth ‘Liz’ Spiret is a well-known figure in Ladysmith as one of only a few military history specialists in town. She has taken countless numbers of people on tours of the battlefields and the Siege Museum.Having celebrated her 80th birthday, which was on August 30 last year, Liz dearly wanted to fulfil a life-long dream of soaring through the air in a hot air balloon. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Members of the Ladysmith Tourism Association and the Ladysmith Siege Museum Trust seized the opportunity and pitched in to make this dream of hers come true. Drakensberg Ballooning in Winterton also pitched in and sponsored half of the cost.Eventually, after many postponements due to windy weather, Liz eventually fulfilled her dream on December 4.At the crack of dawn, Liz and husband Henry set off for Drakenberg Ballooning, where they were greeted with coffee and rusks before being whisked off into the air. Once back on the ground, they were treated to a scrumptious breakfast.Following the flight, an elated and slightly breathless Liz said: “It was absolutely amazing! A dream come true – thank you to everyone involved for making it possible!”DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Sea Shepherds Paul Watson names new ship after slain Costa Rican turtle

first_imgThe international conservation group Sea Shepherd in August will add a new vessel to their fleet and it will be named after Jairo Mora Sandoval, the 26-year-old Costa Rican environmentalist who wasfound dead on Moín Beach, on the northern Caribbean coast on May 31.The news was confirmed by Sea Shepherd founder Capt. Paul Watson in a phone interview aired Wednesday by Rainforest Radio.“We thought that the most appropriate thing that we can do right now is name that vessel after Jairo,” he told Rainforest Radio President Jani Schulz.Watson then posted the news on his Facebook profile and added that, “We do not want the name of this courageous and passionate young man to be forgotten, and hopefully this will help to keep his memory alive.”He went on to say that Mora “would not have been murdered if the government of Costa Rica had worked to protect its beaches and species of sea turtles.”He called Costa Rica a “serving boy” to Japan, which wants him extradited. “Costa Rica is in Japan’s pocket,” he added.Watson is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mora’s assassins. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s environment minister promises action in wake of conservationist’s murder Costa Rica environmental groups still raising questions in Jairo Mora case Jairo Mora honored at 50th anniversary of Costa Rica’s National Park System Costa Rican police sweep nets several suspects in conservationist’s murder probelast_img read more

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Deep 71 quake rattles Colombia

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake centered nearly 100 miles underground rattled southwestern Colombia on Sunday but no damage or injuries were reported.The quake struck at 11:31 a.m. local time 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the regional capital of Popayan and was felt in Bogota as well as 10 of Colombia’s 32 states. The U.S. Geological Survey said its epicenter was 94 miles (150 kilometers) beneath the earth’s surface. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Patients with chronic pain give advice Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Comments   Share   Top Stories The quake was the most powerful to hit Colombia since a 7.2-magnitude temblor shook the same region in 2004, said Patricia Pedraza of Colombia’s geological service.Security chief Edith Cabeza of Cauca state, of which Popayan is the capital, said the “white city” of 270,000 inhabitants suffered no damage.Popayan’s historical center was largely reconstructed after a March 1983 quake that killed at least 250 people.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your lifelast_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The NFL version of the Cardinals, in response, hit Sports Illustrated with a zinger. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The Arizona Cardinals’ season-opening loss to the New England Patriots certainly was disappointing in these parts.But even considering the Pats were without stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, losing in Week 1 against a well-coached team at home isn’t time to proclaim the Cardinals a dumpster fire.However, the operators of Sports Illustrated’s tweet machine thought such a loss means doom for the Cardinals’ season — that is, their MLB season. The @SINowLive Twitter account posted a story link with a message that mistook the Arizona football-playing Cardinals for the St. Louis baseball-playing team with the same name. One loss and everyone has us out of the playoffs in two leagues. pic.twitter.com/FE5qxsOCRv— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 12, 2016Different places, different sports. Same team name. A 9/11 memorial pin is seen on the cap of Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians prior to an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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