Advertisement Advertisement The new faces behind the Storefront Theatre do not have time to mince words.The indie company, coming off a tumultuous year that saw it lose its venue on Bloor St. W. in January 2017 and scramble to find homes for its productions, has a new management team and a new event coming this month: the Feminist F–k It Fest.“I don’t know if we thought that the name would stick, but it did. Actually that was the perfect name. After what happened in 2017, we want to say ‘F–k it,’” says Sedina Fiati, managing director of the Storefront. “I think we, as women and non-binary people, are finding our voices. And you know what? F–k it.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Sedina Fiati, right, and Claire Burns are the founders of the Feminist F–k It Fest. (VINCE TALOTTA / TORONTO STAR) Fiati is, of course, referring not only to Storefront Theatre’s rocky year. The expletive is directed toward all examples of systemic sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia and more that have driven social movements over the past year and a half — now that the arts community in Canada is reckoning with its own power abuses and imbalances. Twitter
Meknes – King Mohammed VI warned against any religious influences from elsewhere.“Do not accept anyone’s invitation to embrace a different rite or faith,” the King said on the occasion of Throne Day on July 30.Faced with the threat of terrorism, many countries have focused on the security aspect. While in Morocco arrests of supporters of the so-called Islamic State are increasing every day, the religious discourse on the fight against radicalism has also become more important as the country realizes the threat is ideological. In this new “Jihad Generation,” youths are brainwashed through social media and online propaganda. Thus, the inciting proselytism discourse on the internet becomes more important and becomes a tool of recruitment of our youths into terrorist groups.Other than for a political agenda, terrorism is used to indoctrinate weak souls and divide those who do not remain faithful to their principles.“I want you to reject any attempt to sow the seeds of division, and to remain – as always – deeply committed to the unity of your rite and to your sacred values. [I want you] to be proud of your faith and of belonging to this nation,” said the sovereign.In Morocco, Islam as taught is clearly understood and communicable. It does not mean that we can talk of an “Islamization” of Moroccoin the same way the media and books have publicized a so-called “Islamization of France” in January 2015. Islam is peace. It is one. But when it comes to interpretations, it shows several ways of thinking and understanding.“Safeguard your identity and remain committed to the Sunni, Maliki rite that the Moroccan people have inherited from their forefathers,” the sovereign said.His interpretation is worthy of analysis. Islam, as seen in Morocco, is more than ever a source of peace, serenity and tolerance, based on the respect other divine religions. All components of Moroccan society (especially Muslims and Jews) are living in peace and harmony. It is a Moroccan “tradition,” a “religious obligation,” or even a “national duty” to perform and to maintain the upkeep of these components.“Today, in keeping with the same values, we are fighting against extremism and terrorism,” he continued.The Moroccan way of interpreting Islam gained ‘credibility’ in Africa and in the world. The Moroccan constitution shows clearly the harmony between Islam and other divine religions. The Kingdom is also known, on an international level, as a crossroads of peace. This is what led hundreds of sub-Saharans to learn this religion according to the Moroccan interpretation and has encouraged them to preach tolerance among them.It is in this context that the King launched the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulemas to show the Moroccan religious model.“Is there any reason why we should give up our traditions and forsake our cultural values – which are rooted in tolerance and moderation – in order to embrace a different doctrine that is contrary to our ethics or the way we were brought up? Of course not! Therefore, let no one outside the country give you lessons on how to live your faith,” the King concluded.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks were moving lower early Tuesday, dragged down by big communications companies after Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reported a slowdown in revenue growth.Alphabet is one of many huge U.S. companies to report their results this week, giving investors plenty to focus on. For the most part, the first-quarter earnings, while mixed, have come in better than the modest expectations analysts had.The few sectors to post gains in early trading included safe-play companies like utilities and makers of consumer products, which investors tend to favour when they’re feeling fearful. Energy and health care and companies were also higher.General Electric, which has taken a beating in recent years, rose sharply in heavy trading after delivering surprisingly good earnings. That helped lift other industrial stocks.Energy companies gained ground as the price of oil rose.Health care stocks moved broadly higher. Merck rose after reporting that its profit quadrupled in the first quarter, easily beating Wall Street’s forecasts. Pfizer, another huge drugmaker, rose after higher sales of prescription drugs helped it report a 9% jump in profits, also easily beating forecasts.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 fell 0.3% as of 10:35 a.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%, or 27 points, to 26,527. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.7%.BAD SEARCH: Google parent company Alphabet slumped 8.4% in heavy trading after disappointing advertising sales held back revenue growth during the first quarter.The search engine’s revenue fell short of analysts’ forecasts because advertising revenue only grew by 15%. The company is in tight competition for digital ads with Facebook and Amazon.MORE POWER: Industrial conglomerate General Electric rose 3.6%, also in heavy trading, after beating Wall Street’s profit and revenue forecasts for the second straight quarter.The company has been shedding units and reorganizing as it tries to increase growth. Solid results from its struggling power unit helped lift its results during the most recent quarter.ROADHOUSE BLUES: Restaurant operator Texas Roadhouse fell 11% after profit fell because of higher labour costs. Both profit and revenue fell short of forecasts.The company, which operates about 580 Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 restaurants, doesn’t expect those costs to fall. It raised prices earlier this year to try and offset the higher costs.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press
Report by Easwaran RutnamAudio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/vvvvv.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Also coming up is the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva next month, the provincial council elections next month and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November.General Jayasuriya said that some groups may attempt to create instability and send the wrong message to the international community during this period.He also urged the media to act with responsibility and not place national security at risk by damaging the image of the security forces. (Colombo Gazette) Intelligence information has revealed that four university lecturers have gone to London to attend a pro ‘Eelam’ event organized by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), the Military said today.Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya told newspaper editors and heads of the electronic media, that this information came to light during a Security Council meeting in Colombo. He said that among the four lecturers who had gone this month to London is a lecturer from the Peradeniya university. General Jayasuriya said that the four lecturers had departed saying they were going to carry out some research but intelligence information found that they had gone to attend the TGTE event. He said that even Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarians R. Sampanthan and M.A. Sumanthiran were in Canada recently to attend a pro-LTTE event.“By doing so they are violating the constitution so they can be arrested. That is up to the legal authorities to look into,” he said.General Jayasuriya said that Sri Lanka is facing a few crucial months ahead with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay scheduled to arrive at the end of this month. He said that the army will brief Pillay when she comes and will also handle her security. The army media unit later said that at least 12 university lecturers have been invited for the pro-LTTE event.He noted that some elements in the Tamil Diaspora are still active in attempting to tarnish the image of the government and the military.
Independent Group 01240.01%0 Sri Lanka Labour Party110.00%0 People’s Liberation Front10,9473.95%0 United People’s Freedom Alliance126,31545.54%2 Independent Group 06380.01%0 Bodu Jana Peramuna4020.14%0 * Including a bonus seat. Akhila Ilankai Tamil Mahasabha1090.04%0 Independent Group 04270.01%0 Frontline Socialist Party1410.05%0 Nawa Sihala Urumaya130.00%0 Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma Rajawaru Sanvidanaya240.01%0 Independent Group 03440.02%0 Independent Group 08680.02%0 Eksath Lanka Podujana Pakshaya370.01%0 TOTAL VALID VOTES277,38092.79% The United National Party (UNP) got the most number of votes in the Matale District and secured 3 seats while the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was second with 2 seats.The UNP got 138,241 votes (49.84%) and the UPFA got 126,315 votes (45.54%). Independent Group 02190.01%0 Independent Group 05260.01%0 PARTY/GROUP NAMEVOTES OBTAINEDPERCENTAGENO OF MEMBERS Democratic Party3750.14%0 United National Party138,24149.84%3* United People’s Party1790.06%0 Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya2810.10%0 TOTAL POLLED298,91778.73% Independent Group 07330.01%0 REJECTED VOTES21,5377.21% Jana Setha Peramuna260.01%0 REGISTERED NO OF ELECTORS379,675
These preferences would come under a special arrangement of the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences, known as GSP+. This arrangement is designed to support developing countries by fostering their economic development through increased trade with Europe and providing incentives to take tangible measures towards sustainable development. The European Commission today proposed that a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products should be removed by the European Union in exchange for the country’s commitment to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human rights, labour conditions, protection of the environment and good governance.These one-way trade preferences would consist of the full removal of duties on 66% of tariff lines, covering a wide array of products including textiles and fisheries. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said: “GSP+ preferences can make a significant contribution to Sri Lanka’s economic development by increasing exports to the EU market. But this also reflects the way in which we want to support Sri Lanka in implementing human rights, rule of law and good governance reforms. I am confident of seeing timely and substantial further progress in these areas and the GSP+ dialogue and monitoring features will support this reform process. This should include making Sri Lankan counter-terrorism legislation fully compatible with international human rights conventions.”Granting access to the GSP+ scheme does not mean that the situation of the beneficiary country with respect to the 27 international conventions is fully satisfactory. Instead, it offers the incentive of increased trade access in return for further progress towards the full implementation of those conventions, and provides a platform for engagement with beneficiaries on all problematic areas. The European Parliament and the Council have now up to four months to raise potential objections before the measures become effective. As is the case for all GSP+ countries, the removal of customs duties for Sri Lanka would be accompanied with rigorous monitoring of the country’s progress in the area of sustainable development, human rights and good governance. (Colombo Gazette)
The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero, has been transferred to the prison hospital following surgery at the Sri Jayawardenapura hospital.Gnanasara Thero was this month sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years, after being found guilty in a contempt of court case. (Colombo Gazette)
Moderated by Walter Cronkite, the event will enable Mr. Annan to engage the US public in a conversation by reaching out to their communities. Via satellite from the UN in New York, the Secretary-General will detail how the UN can support the global effort against terrorism. After his address, he will take questions from people gathered in ten cities – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa. Each individual city will host a panel of experts and a local moderator to facilitate ongoing discussion after the satellite portion of the broadcast concludes. The focus of the local meetings will be the impact of the terrorist attacks on the United States and the world. Some of the moderators include NBC’s Bob Costas in St. Louis, former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth in Boston, and the National President of the League of Women Voters, Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, in Denver. The invitation only audience will be comprised of business and civic leaders, elected officials, youth, community leaders and clergy.The Town Hall meeting is being produced by The Better World Campaign, a project of the Better World Fund, a sister organization to the United Nations Foundation. The Fund was created from a portion of an initial gift of $1 billion from American philanthropist and businessman Ted Turner. The organization is a bi-partisan, non-profit education and outreach initiative that aims to enhance awareness and appreciation for the work of the UN and the role it plays in international affairs.
Aiming to help bring universal access to water and sanitation to West and Central Africa, UNICEF has convened, in cooperation with the Government of Senegal and the African Minister’s Council on Water, the first West and Central Africa Innovative Financing for Water Sanitation & Hygiene, which will be held in the Senegalese capital from today through Thursday, 17 December.“With children dying every single day, with millions stunted, with such a huge economic toll, it cannot be business as usual,” said UNICEF Regional Director for West & Central Africa Manuel Fontaine, adding that the pace of progress has to speed up exponentially – and it will take strong policies, robust financing, and a major shift in priorities among those who have the power to act.According to UNICEF, nearly half of the global population without access to improved drinking water lives in sub – Saharan Africa currently and some 700 million people in the region lack access to improved sanitation.With a population which has nearly doubled in the last 25 years, access to sanitation only increased by 6 percentage points and to water by 20 percentage points across the region in the same period, leaving millions behind, UNICEF stated.The agency went on to emphasize that without speedy action, the situation could drastically worsen within the next 20 years, as rapidly rising populations outstrip the efforts of governments to provide essential services. For example, the number of people in the region who defecate in the open is higher now than it was in 1990. Meanwhile, open defecation has been linked to an increase in stunting among children.As for the conference, UNICEF has invited 24 governments in the sub-region to meet with major investment banks, international organizations, businesses and experts.The aim is to find new mechanisms to raise the estimated $20 to $30 billion annually that the water, sanitation and hygiene sector will need to bring universal access to those services to West and Central Africa. UN estimates are that global economic losses due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene amount to $260 billion dollars per year. As the sub-region with the worst access, West and Central Africa carries a significant portion of this burden.According to UNICEF, no country in West and Central Africa has universal access to improved drinking water. Cooperating with World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF released a Joint Monitoring Programme Report 2015, showing that the highest coverage rates are in Sao Tome & Principe (97 per cent), Gabon (93 per cent) and Cabo Verde (92 per cent). At the other end of the spectrum there are countries where roughly half the population does not have access, with the lowest rates in Equatorial Guinea (48 per cent), Chad (51 per cent) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (52 per cent).Access to sanitation is even more challenging. In the countries with the best coverage, as many as one in four persons still lack adequate sanitation. Equatorial Guinea (75 per cent), Cabo Verde (72 per cent), and Gambia (59 per cent) are the top three in terms of access. The lowest coverage is in Niger (11 per cent), Togo (12 per cent), and Chad (12 per cent). However, funding for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector is uneven and insufficient, noted UNICEF. No African country has allocated more than 0.5 per cent of (gross domestic product) GDP to the sector. Meanwhile, of the 3.8 billion overseas development aid (ODA) allocated for water, sanitation and hygiene sector in 2012, approximately three-quarters went to water, and the remaining quarter to sanitation.UNICEF said that most ODA funding goes to countries which are already doing well, and while rural water and sanitation access is far behind urban, both external and domestic funding goes primarily to urban systems.“While we know what needs to be done, we have to figure out a way to do it faster and better,” emphasized Mr. Fontaine. “There are a lot of options on the table; what is not an option is to continue to allow children to pay for our lack of action,” he added.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Visa Restrictions Index (Business Insider, UK, 29 Feb. 2016) ‘evaluates’ the strength of passports of most countries in the world. The main criterion is in how many countries the holder of a certain passport can enter without having to issue a specific visa. According to this survey, the more visa-free access you have in countries all over the world, the more valuable your passport is. The recently issued Henley & Partners’ Visa Restrictions Index concludes that the strongest passport is the German one, since it gives access to 177 countries without the need of a visa for its holder. The Greek passport ranks in seventh spot, along with that of New Zealand, as it gives visa-free access to 171 countries. Those born outside Greece to at least one Greek-born parent or grandparent can obtain a Greek passport, provided certain documents are filed and processed by the Greek administration. If all birth and marriage certificates are in good order, there is no need for the applicant to speak Greek. The application is filed either at the Consulate of Greece at the country of residence of the applicant, or directly in Greece, with a proxy, or a combination of the above. To apply and obtain your Greek passport, which is a European Union (EU) passport and allows you free entry, residence, work and status equal to local citizens in every EU member state, you have to first locate the birth certificate (birth record is not enough) of your parent or grandparent, who was born in Greece. Then, you must obtain the marriage certificate of that person, and then the birth of the next in line ancestor, until we reach your birth certificate. If you have only one Greek grandparent, and you are now above 18 years old, the type of marriage of your grandparents is of significance. If you have only a Greek-born grandfather, you must obtain a religious marriage certificate of your grandparents. If, on the other hand, you only have a Greek-born grandmother, you must have a civil (not religious) marriage certificate of your grandparents. If you have only one Greek-born parent, the type of marriage of your parents (civil or religious) will not be an obstacle to your Greek citizenship. The names of each ancestor must be consistent from one public document to the other. If a person is named Stathopoulos in his Greek birth certificate, being named Stathes in his foreign marriage certificate may create the need to identify that Stathopoulos, who was born in Greece, and Stathes, who was married in the USA/Canada/Australia etc. is one and the same person. Males born outside of Greece to Greek parents or grandparents can obtain their Greek passport without having to serve in the Greek army, as long as they do not reside in Greece more than six months within the same calendar year, while they can reside the whole year long in any other EU country. * Christos Iliopoulos is attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An anti-Greek protest was held in Ankara on Wednesday, when a group of Turkish nationalists gathered outside of the Hellenic Embassy.The “Morality Foundation for Art and Science” claimed that their rally was a response to the Golden Dawn burning a Turkish Flag in Athens last Sunday. The protesters were holding banners, one of them bearing the Kemalist slogan of the 1922 war “We will throw the Greeks again into the sea.”“We want to make it known to the world that we, as young Turks, will give the toughest response, if necessary, against racist and fascist approaches aimed at the Turkish Republic,” said the group’s leader, Mustafa Gunes, echoing the Turkish government’s request for the arrest of the flag-burners.“We will do everything we can to prove that we will even give our lives to protect and maintain our flag that our dead heroes have held with their blood. We declare that we will rouse the people if necessary.”
Corail : les récifs asiatiques sont décimés par le réchauffement des eauxD’après une étude publiée par des chercheurs australiens, les coraux du sud-est asiatique et de l’océan Indien connaissent une mortalité très inquiétante, la plus massive jamais enregistrée au cours de ces dix dernières années. Un phénomène attribué au réchauffement des eaux.Comme l’explique le centre australien d’étude des récifs coralliens, cette mortalité a été engendrée par un afflux d’eau chaude dans l’océan Indien, qui a provoqué le blanchiment des coraux et leur mort, de l’Indonésie jusqu’aux Seychelles. L’étude indique que le phénomène a également touché des récifs des Philippines, du Sri Lanka, de Birmanie, de Thaïlande, de Malaisie et de Singapour.À lire aussiCette start-up a trouvé comment faire pousser du corail 50 fois plus vite que la nature”Il s’agit certainement du pire épisode de mortalité des coraux depuis 1998. Il pourrait s’avérer être le pire connu par les scientifiques”, alerte Andrew Baird, l’un des chercheurs ayant mené cette étude. Il y a douze ans en effet, un afflux d’eaux chaudes avait eu un impact catastrophique sur les barrières de corail à travers le monde.Pour M. Baird, l’ampleur du phénomène est si importante, en raison d’une hausse de la température de l’océan bien plus forte que la normale, qu’il s’agit “presque certainement d’une conséquence du réchauffement climatique”. Les chercheurs soulignent qu’il est encore trop tôt pour savoir si la Grande Barrière de corail australienne sera touchée, mais ils estiment que les coraux de la mer d’Andaman et du centre du Pacifique ont de forts risques d’être touchés.Le 23 octobre 2010 à 20:03 • Emmanuel Perrin
WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) says Vince McMahon texted him before MMA debut Pinterest WWE SuperstarsOctober 23, 2014Kansas City, MissouriCommentators: Tom Phillips, Renee YoungRecap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comWe see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.Kofi Kingston vs. Tyson Kidd w/”The Queen of Harts” NatalyaKidd with a series of forearms in the corner early. Kofi lands on his feet off a monkey flip, dropkick for a nearfall. Kidd knocks down Kofi with a back club. Slam by Kidd, but he takes too much time taunting the crowd, allowing Kofi to kip-up and hit a rana, sending Kidd to the outside. Kidd has words with his wife, but it allows Kofi to hit a baseball slide, then wipes out Kidd with a flip dive! Back in, Kofi heads up top, but Kidd crotches him. Kidd with a series of forearms and stomps to Kofi in the corner. Back elbow by Kidd, then he places Kofi in a Tree of Woe, but Kofi avoids the hesitation dropkick. Kidd goes up top with Kofi, but Kofi blocks a super back suplex and knocks Kidd off. Turnaround crossbody by Kofi for a nearfall. 2 double chops, a dropkick, but Kidd avoids the Superman Clothesline and hits a spinning back kick to the ribs. Kidd goes to send Kofi outside, but Kofi skins the cat back in and hits another dropkick for a nearfall. Kidd rolls outside and uses Natalya as a shield. Distraction allows Kidd to hit the running PK on the apron, followed by a slingshot legdrop.Sharpshooter applied, Kofi taps.Winner: Tyson Kidd by submission (Sharpshooter)Kidd & Natalya celebrate his win afterwards.CommercialBack from commercial, we go to video from RAW with the confrontation between John Cena and Randy Orton that also involved Paul Heyman.Backstage, Zeb Colter gives a pep talk to Jack Swagger in preparation for his match tonight with Bo Dallas.CommercialBack from commercial, we see another vignette on the Wyatt Family.We see video from RAW with the confrontation between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins that also involved the return of WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.Bo Dallas is heading to the ring as his match…………….is NEXT!!CommercialMain Event: Bo Dallas vs. “The All-American American” Jack Swagger w/Zeb ColterSwagger with an amateur takedown early, Bo gets to the ropes. Swagger with a shoulder tackle. Ref has words with Swagger, allowing Bo to get a cheap shot in. Series of back elbows by Bo in the corner. Front chancery applied by Bo. Swagger slams down Bo to get free. Bo rolls outside, but Swagger goes out after him and mows down Bo with a clothesline.CommercialBack from commercial as Swagger with knees to Bo in the corner. Bo comes back with a 2nd rope flying clothesline for a 1 count. Facebuster across the knee by Bo for another 1 count. Chinlock applied by Bo, crowd wills on Swagger. Swagger fights out, but Bo backdrops him over the ropes and to the outside. Zeb fires up Swagger, who gets back in and hot-shots Bo across the top rope. Swagger with a clothesline, a running knee to the ribs and a big boot. 2nd Rope Swagger Bomb by Swagger for a nearfall. Bo counters the gutwrench powerbomb from Swagger with a reverse DDT for a nearfall. Bo begins to get frustrated. Right hands from the mount by Bo. Bo goes for the BoDog, but Swagger slams him down.Patriot Lock applied, Bo taps.Winner: “The All-American American” Jack Swagger by submission (The Patriot Lock)Swagger & Zeb celebrate his win afterwards.CommercialBack from commercial, we see a video on the history of the Hell in a Cell match.To close Superstars, we see video from RAW with the 3-on-2 Handicap Street Fight between John Cena and Dean Ambrose against Seth Rollins, Kane and Randy Orton. Video: Watch former WWE star Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) win his MMA debut for Bellator Google+ Two more talents switch brands following Superstar Shake-up, Ambrose moved to Alumni Twitter Facebook
CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko promises that they will do their “homework” ahead of the return fixture with AS Roma in the Champions LeagueThe Red-blues suffered a 3-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night in Group G following Edin Dzeko’s double.The result meant that CSKA surrendered their lead at the top of the group table and now find themselves third behind Roma and new leaders Real Madrid.But Goncharenko refused to dwell on the negatives and instead plans to use the experience from the Italian capital to extract revenge in the return fixture.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“I don’t want to focus on negative things. We are moving forward, our young team is getting an invaluable experience by playing in these sort of games,” Goncharenko the UEFA website.“Surely, it will help us when we face Roma in Moscow. We’ll do our homework.”The Russian Premier League side will host Roma at the Luzhniki Stadium on November 7.
A Ridgefield man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for stabbing a 70-year-old man in a random attack March 11 outside a Starbucks coffee shop in Vancouver’s Cascade Park.Scott C. Fandrich, 56, expressed remorse Friday for the stabbing, which he committed after he stopped taking his antipsychotic medications. He pleaded guilty Friday in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault.“I didn’t know; I wasn’t in my right mind,” Fandrich said. “I feel for what he’s gone through that day. I hope the best for him. Please, forgive me for what I did.”The victim, Jerry Kush of Battle Ground, nearly died from stab wounds to his neck, abdomen and the side of his chest. Fandrich also stabbed Vancouver resident Jerry Nehnevaj as that man attempted to rescue Kush. On Friday, the now 71-year-old victim credited Nehnevaj with saving his life.“He (Fandrich) picked me out,” Kush said Friday. “I don’t know why he picked me out.”Turning to Fandrich, Kush said: “You took a lot from me, buddy, and I didn’t deserve that. I was trying to be nice to you, and you tried to kill me.”
Battered by controversy over its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld San Diego announced Friday that it plans to double the size of its orca environment, contribute an additional $10 million to research on the species and establish an independent advisory committee of scientists to oversee its orca program.Called the Blue World Project, the new orca environment will be nearly double the size of the current facility, covering 1.5 acres at 50 feet deep and 350 feet in length.The new pool will allow visitors to see the orcas from a vantage point below the water line, SeaWorld officials said in an announcement.The new space, described as the first of its kind, is slated to be completed by 2018, officials said. SeaWorld parks at Orlando, Fla., and San Antonio, Texas, willl follow with similar projects, officials said.“Through up-close and personal encounters, the new environment will transform how visitors experience killer whales,” said Jim Atchison, chief executive officer and president of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.
Norwegian Cruise Lines President and CEO Frank Del Rio was the highest earning CEO in Florida in 2018 with total pay of US$22.6 million.The 2018 list, published over the weekend, considers only listed companies with revenue of at least US$1 billion and who filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between 1 January and 30 April 2019.To qualify, CEOs were required to have served in the role for at least two years. Their pay was calculated by adding together their salary, bonuses, stock awards, stock options and deferred compensation.Adelson, whose duties have been restricted since late 2018 as he undergoes treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ranked 12th of all 50 state leading CEOs with the highest paid of all being none other than Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who topped California with a paycheck of US$2.28 billion.LVS Managing Director of Global Development, George Tanasijevich, stated earlier this month that Adelson is “doing quite well.” RelatedPosts Osaka Governor planning to start operator recruitment process this year Load More Las Vegas Sands reaches new SG$4 billion loan agreements for Marina Bay Sands expansion Las Vegas Sands Corp boss Sheldon Adelson has been named the highest paid CEO in Nevada in 2018 with a total pay package of US$24 million.Adelson was one of only two gaming industry executives named on the list of last year’s top CEOs by state, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, coming in slightly ahead of Kentucky’s William Carstanjen, CEO of Churchill Downs, at US$21.1 million. Las Vegas Sands abandons Osaka bid, redirects Japan IR plans to Tokyo and Yokohama
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police in Miami Gardens are working to help remove guns from the streets.The department hosted a gun buyback event out of a mobile command center set up at the Antioch Baptist Church, near Northwest 34th Avenue and 213th Street, Saturday afternoon. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Thank you! @dstmrac and everyone who participated in our Gun Buy Back event today! pic.twitter.com/KFX5lufncV— MGPD (@MGPDFL) June 24, 2017Organizers invited residents to turn in weapons anonymously, with no questions asked, in exchange for $100 cash.“We just want to get these guns off the streets, to make a difference in our community and save our fathers and our sons,” said event organizer Kay Dawson.Officials said 15 guns were turned in within the first hour.
Vizianagaram: British Deputy High Commissioner of Hyderabad Dr Andrew Fleming called on District Collector Dr M Harijawaharlal at Collectorate in Vizianagaram on Monday. He was accompanied by Nalini Ramalingam, representative of Pushpagiri Eye Hospitals. Andrew Fleming was here on a mission to visit Pushpagiri Eye Hospitals to enquire about the results of a project funded by Queen Elizibeth Diamond Jubilee Trust of London. The Trust has funded for a project called “Reducing Blindness from Diabetic Retinopathy in India. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us ” Vizianagaram is the only district selected to implement the project in the state. As part of the project, four Government Hospitals in the district provided with facilities like staff and equipment to treat diabetic patients suffering with eye related health issues. This project was implemented from March 2016 to June 2019 for three years period.
ISLAMABAD: HIV/AIDS cases in Shahkot town of Pakistan’s Punjab province are spreading fast with total number of affected people reaching 140 in the last one year, according to a media report. A law enforcement agency revealed the data in its report submitted to the Punjab government, stating that the number of HIV/AIDS cases has reached 140 in Shahkot since September 2018. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Out of them, 85 people in the town tested positive for the virus this year, the Dawn newspaper reported. ‘A survey of the field staff of this agency has revealed that HIV virus (AIDS) is spreading rapidly in Shahkot of district Nankana Sahib,’ the report said. Citing the reasons for the increase in cases, the report said that the district authorities lacked facilities to cater to the health needs of the affected people. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us It stressed on the need for a detailed province-wide survey to assess the situation, fearing that the virus was spreading fast and some HIV cases might be going unreported, the news report said. The Pakistan government had in May sought the help of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to probe the recent outbreak of HIV in the country’s Sindh province, that has till now affected over 600 people, mostly children. According to a UN report, Pakistan now has the second-fastest-growing rate of HIV in Asia, with about 20,000 new infections in 2017 alone.