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Ryan Reynolds responds to critic over MakeaWish kids visiting Deadpool setRyan Reynolds responds to critic over MakeaWish kids visiting Deadpool set

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter Ryan Reynolds has hit back at an online troll who criticized him for inviting sick children to the set of the Deadpool sequel.The actor met with the kids as part of the Make-a-Wish programme, and took to Instagram to share his experiences with his young fans.“One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass (Deadpool) is welcoming @makeawishamerica and @childrenswishfoundation onto set,” he wrote on Monday. “Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions).”Following his post, one social media follower made a point of the fact criticised Ryan’s film is R-rated, and therefore inappropriate for children under 17 to watch.“Guys Deadpool is (a) R rated movie and those kids are watching it… I think something is wrong here,” the fan wrote.Reynolds has now hit back, writing: “Yup. Deadpool is Rated R. If my kid went through a fraction of the s–t these kids deal with daily, I think they can watch whatever they like. That’s just my .02 cents.”It is unclear when the set visit took place, but Ryan wrapped filming on the sequel last year. The film, which also stars Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin, is set to hit theatres on 18 May. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Longtime Burnaby resident says Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ridiculousLongtime Burnaby resident says Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ridiculous

first_imgTina House APTN NewsA small group of concerned citizens opposing Kinder Morgan’s expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline gathered outside a Burnaby hotel as the National Energy Board (NEB) began three days of hearings on the project.Elsie Dean, 93, has been living in Burnaby for 40 years and doesn’t want to see Kinder Morgan’s tank farm there expanded to support the pipeline project.“It’s ridiculous if you know about how small Burnaby inlet is and all the bridges and all the industrial traffic that’s going on there,” said Dean.The NEB is schedule to hear from nearby homeowners and Burnaby city council at the hearings.John Clark didn’t get an invite to speak at the hearings even though he lives 300 metres from the tank farm.Clark said the NEB is basically an unelected quasi-judicial body with a lot of power to make decisions “on constitutional issues and they’ve been allowed to run roughshod and were given that power by the Harper government.”Burnaby and Vancouver have expressed its disapproval of the project because of the environmental risks, that was approved the Justin Trudeau government near the end of 2016.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

Haiti armed gangs surrender more weapons following UNbacked crackdown on crimeHaiti armed gangs surrender more weapons following UNbacked crackdown on crime

In recent days the armed gang leader in the Bélékou quarter, Amaral Duclona, handed over to the National Disarmament, Dismantlement and Reintegration Commission 16 automatic weapons and 2,000 cartridges of all calibres, while Claude Jeune, a member of the gang led by the notorious Evens Jeune, who was himself captured earlier this month, surrendered nine automatic weapons and munitions. Just this Monday the armed group close to Jean Edy, alias Blade, in the Brooklyn quarter handed over 13 powerful weapons and 1,000 cartridges, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said in its latest update on the months-long security sweeps in which hundreds of UN peacekeepers teamed up with Haitian National Police (PNH). “MINUSTAH operations in cooperation with the PNH are going to continue in high-risk areas,” Commission president Alix Fils-Aimé said, praising the mission’s role. Meanwhile MINUSTAH, set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile, is continuing its efforts to reinforce state institutions by promoting decentralization and better management of local finances, now that mayors are elected. “In concert with the Haitian Government, MINUSTAH intends to accompany and support the new mayors in accomplishing their tasks,” the head of the mission’ Civil Affairs Section’s Unit of Institutional Support, Marc Plum, said of training sessions organized in the run-up to municipal elections, attended by 14,000 civilians and 1,000 candidates of the past year. The mission is helping the Finance and Interior Ministries train some 60 financial controllers to assist the new municipal administrations in better managing their budgets. “We will also work together with the Finance and Interior Ministries on ways to generate new local sources of revenue for the new municipalities to allow them to put in place better services adapted to the needs of their constituents,” Mr. Plum said. 22 March 2007Some of the most notorious armed gangs in Haiti are handing over their weapons following a United Nations-backed crackdown on crime in one of the violence-ridden country’s most dangerous areas which they had terrorized for years, the Cité Soleil neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince, the capital. read more

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya makes public video of clash in ParliamentSpeaker Karu Jayasuriya makes public video of clash in Parliament

The Speaker agreed that the video must be made public and he released it to the media today. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today made public the video showing the clash which took place in Parliament on Tuesday.Some members of Parliament urged the Speaker to release the video to the media as there was a dispute as to who was responsible for the clash. The video shows the argument which broke out when former army commander Sarath Fonseka was making a speech in Parliament. In then shows several MPs engaging each other in the Well of the House and a brawl breaking out. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Local military heritage at risk as MoD cuts cash to regimental museumsLocal military heritage at risk as MoD cuts cash to regimental museums

first_imgParts of the country are being cut off from their historical military links as the Ministry of Defence ends funding to a string of Army regimental museums, it has been warned.More than a dozen museums are set to lose their money in April as the MoD scales back funds used to pay for curators and staff.Several of the museums have already closed their doors in advance and moved to share premises with other regiments. Others are hoping to stay open by raising money elsewhere. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. We are losing our footprint around the country sadly and we are losing our roots in areas where we might have recruited quite heavily in the pastDoug Beattie Brig Allan Mallinson, a military historian and former commander of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, said military history was slipping away in parts of the country. His regiment, amalgamated into the Light Dragoons in 1992, has now had to close its museum near Barnsley, and move into its sister museum in Newcastle.He said: “That of course has meant that we have lost any permanent footprint in a major part of our recruitment area.”He went on: “What the impact is, it’s very, very difficult to say, but we know that the MoD and others place a high value on direct links with traditional recruiting areas.”“In other areas of the heritage industry, localism plays a strong role. There are any number of museums around the country to local industrial history and local art. It seems odd that we are prepared to see local military history slip away.”The loss of links with local areas comes as the Army is more than 3,000 regular soldiers undermanned and struggling to hit its recruiting targets.Doug Beattie, a former officer with the Royal Irish Regiment and now a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, said: “We are losing our footprint around the country sadly and we are losing our roots in areas where we might have recruited quite heavily in the past.”Col Richard Kemp, formerly of the Royal Anglian Regiment, said the closure of barracks, bases and museums meant many parts of the country were losing their ties with the Armed Forces.He said: “I think it’s detrimental in terms of local people understanding what the forces are doing for them, but I think also to an extent it could impact recruiting.”An MoD spokeswoman said: “We recognise the important contribution made by these museums in preserving military heritage and acting as the bridge between communities and the Army.“This is why, irrespective of funding, they will continue to receive support and have close ties with their associated regiment.” Military figures said the cuts risked robbing parts of the country of links to their historic local regiments.They come as part of a long agreed MoD plan to reduce the number of Army museums it funds from 67 to 36 by the end of next decade. By then the MoD will fund only one museum for each of the current British Army regiments.Other collections commemorating historic regiments which amalgamated in recent decades to form modern day units will have to find other ways of staying open. But the MoD funding cut comes as many museums face a double blow by losing local government grants because of deep austerity cuts to council budgets.There are also fears the next round of MoD funding cuts to museums, when more are due to lose their money in 2030 will now be brought forward because of Treasury pressure on the MoD to make savings.last_img read more

Les antennesrelais liées à différents troubles selon une associationLes antennesrelais liées à différents troubles selon une association

first_imgLes antennes-relais liées à différents troubles, selon une associationSelon une enquête menée dans les Bouches-du-Rhône par l’Association Santé Environnement France, les riverains d’antennes-relais présenteraient davantage de troubles que le reste de la population. A l’heure où l’exposition aux ondes suscitent un vif débat, c’est une enquête importante que vient de révéler l’Association Santé Environnement France (Asef). Celle-ci a été menée dans les Bouches-du-Rhône auprès d’une centaine de riverains d’antennes-relais et a révélé des troubles supérieurs à la moyenne de la population. Plus précisément, l’association a constaté davantage d’acouphènes, de troubles du sommeil ou encore de défauts de concentration que chez le reste de la population.Pour cela, des médecins de l’association (parmi les 2.500 membres qu’elle affiche) ont fait remplir des questionnaires de santé à 143 locataires de HLM à Aix-en-Provence et Aubagne, dans des immeubles dont les toits comportent de nombreuses antennes de téléphonie mobile. Les résultats ont ainsi montré que 43% de ces personnes se plaignent d’acouphènes, “alors que seuls 15% des Français disent souffrir d’un tel problème”. Il en est de même pour les troubles du sommeil, dont 55% ont déclaré souffrir et de la concentration (27%). “Fait troublant: 83% de ceux qui ont la chance de pouvoir partir en vacances voient leur(s) symptôme(s) disparaître au bout de quelques jours”, a souligné l’association.À lire aussi3G dans le métro, un danger pour la santé ?Selon le Dr Patrice Halimi, secrétaire général de l’Asef et chirurgien-pédiatre à Aix-en-Provence, cette enquête corrobore des études réalisées en Pologne, en Egypte ou en Autriche. Il a expliqué, cité par l’AFP : l’enquête “n’est pas exhaustive. Elle n’a concerné que des volontaires ayant en commun la proximité avec des antennes. On est allé les voir et on leur a demandé comment ils allaient. C’est la démarche de base du médecin. Les locataires que nous avons rencontrés ont l’impression qu’on se moque d’eux. On ne leur a pas demandé s’ils étaient d’accord pour qu’on implante des antennes-relais sur leur toit”. Une installation sans l’avis des locataires Dans la pratique, la loi prévoit que l’installation d’une antenne-relais soit soumise à l’approbation unanime des copropriétaires d’un immeuble, “mais si l’on est locataire dans un appartement privé ou dans un HLM, on ne nous demande pas notre avis. C’est pour cette raison que se multiplient aujourd’hui les forêts d’antennes-relais sur les HLM”, a relevé l’Asef au sujet de son enquête.  Le 21 novembre 2011 à 19:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Tools for Managing Your Brand OnlineTools for Managing Your Brand Online

first_imgSocialMention (socialmention.com)SocialMention’s search platform tracks conversations across the Web in real time. It offers a free, adhoc search engine that provides tracking and metrics with support for more than 75 social media properties and is available in multiple formats. Monitoring your magazine brand’s Web reputation can be just as important as updating your magazine’s Web page. Amanda MacArthur, Mequoda Group editor and publisher, offers three online tools that are necessary to monitor and manage her brand.The rationale behind signing up for free alerts and networks? Constant conversation with your readership. “Sometimes people will link to the wrong page,” MacArthur says. “If we post a free special report, a blogger may link to our homepage instead of the report itself. We’ll be alerted through a social media tool and contact the blogger to remedy the situation.”By constantly monitoring what readers and competitors are saying about them—and what they’re linking to—Mequoda has increased site traffic and newsletter sign-ups (which now boast a 28 percent conversion rate). Mequoda’s traffic has more than doubled from 12,000 unique visitors per month in March 2008 to 31,000 today. From one post on Twitter, Mequoda sees between 50 and 60 visitors. “Twitter is now our second biggest traffic driver after Google,” she says.Tweet Later (www.tweetlater.com)A “Twitter Productivity Tool,” this free function tracks keywords and can be set up to automatically e-mail a daily digest of all of a brand’s daily mentions on Twitter. The service costs $29.97 per month. BackType (www.backtype.com) BackType tracks what’s being said about content across the Web using BackType Connect, which supports every major publishing platform for blogs, as well as Twitter, Digg, FriendFeed and Reddit. Publishers work with BackType to display related conversations online with existing comments on their properties to encourage more engagement. last_img read more

Delhi Disaster Management Authority rescues family after YamunaDelhi Disaster Management Authority rescues family after Yamuna

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday rescued a family of four, who were stranded after the water level of the river crossed the danger mark. Four persons, including a couple and their two children, spent a night on the tree and rescued by the DDMA officials this morning. “I reached home in the evening. As my family was waiting for my arrival, they stayed near the house. Later, when I reached there, we called the police and decided to stayed on a tree till rescue team visits us,” the head of the family told ANI. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us Presently, the river is flowing above at 206.25 metre, above the danger mark, of 205.33 metre. The water level swells following the release of 1.43 lakh cusec water from Haryana on Monday. On Tuesday, water from the overflowing river entered in the low-lying areas at Kisan Colony and Yamuna Khadar near ISBT and the cremation ground at Nigambodh Ghat also got submerged. The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had chaired a high-level meeting of Cabinet ministers and officers of concerned departments to take stock of preparedness for any situation arising out of incoming excess water in the river.last_img read more

Upcoming elections very much important HasinaUpcoming elections very much important Hasina

first_imgAL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina presides over a meeting of party’s Parliamentary Board and Awami League Nomination Board for local government elections at her official Ganabhaban residence on Friday. Photo: PIDRuling Bangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said neither Awami League nor her government wants the Magura or 15 February, 1996-like elections in the country anymore, state news agency BSS reports.”We don’t want to see Magura or 15 February, 1996 type elections in which BNP rigged votes,” said Hasina while talking to the nomination seekers for elections to three city corporations, 10 union elections, three upazila elections and five municipality elections after a joint meeting of Awami League Parliamentary Board and Awami League Nomination Board for local government elections at her official residence Ganabhaban.Sheikh Hasina said the upcoming elections are very much important for the government as the national election is approaching fast.”Naturally, these elections are very much important for us… There’s win and loss in elections; make sure these don’t tarnish Awami League’s image; work together so that we could serve people,” she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of the ruling party, said the city corporation elections are vital and all have to work for the nominated candidates of the party.”It’s very much important to gain the trust and confidence of voters.”She mentioned that all will have to abide by the decisions of the party and there should not be any intra-party feud during the elections.More than 6,000 elections were held in the country under the Awami League tenure and BNP could not prove any allegation against these elections, Hasina said.The AL president said the drive against militancy, terrorism and drugs is going on and it will continue.”We want to establish Bangladesh as a peaceful country.”She called on the party leaders and activists to inform the voters about the “massive developments” taken place during the tenure of the AL government.”You’ll have to tell the voters that if AL is voted to power again, there’ll be continuation of development,” she added.last_img read more

Turner And Emmett Announce Second Round Of Aid From Harvey Relief FundTurner And Emmett Announce Second Round Of Aid From Harvey Relief Fund

first_img X Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced Wednesday the distribution of $28.9 million from for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to 90 local non-profit organizations that will provide financial aid and services to flood victims who live in Houston and Harris County.This is the second round of distributions from the Fund and Turner said in a news release the distribution of the funds is based on a study using FEMA data and call data from the City’s 2-1-1 help line “as a way to confirm where and what the city and county’s greatest personal flood recovery needs are.”The Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University did the study.#BREAKING: County Judge @EdEmmett and Mayor @SylvesterTurnerannounce $28.9 million more in aid and services for #Harvey flood victims. More info here https://t.co/NwYuQFtwO6 pic.twitter.com/Ib88qLgWVv— Harris County OHSEM (@ReadyHarris) November 15, 2017The funding and services to be provided by the non-profit recipients will include home repairs; assistance with paying for food, clothing, rent, mortgage payments and utilities; and replacement of flood-damaged furniture and appliances, among other things. Speaking before Houston City Council, Mayor Turner says anyone who is still struggling to recover should reach out for assistance.“If there are any questions that people have, or if they’re trying to access the help, let me still encourage them to do 2-1-1,” said Turner. “They are expecting more calls to come in and they have ramped up accordingly.”Turner added that the funding distribution was based on a study by the Kinder Institute, which looked at numbers from FEMA to determine the areas of greatest need.“We recognize there are people who are low-income families, individuals, they need the help,” said Turner. “At the same time this storm impacted people who are middle-income families, middle-class families. They lost pretty much all that they had. They exhausted their savings and they need the help.”A list of non-profit organizations that are receiving the $28.9 million and more details on the funding is available at this website. 00:00 /01:04 Listen center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Al Ortiz | Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett have announced a second round of financial aid from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Sharelast_img read more

NotOkGoogle Employeeled town hall reveals hundreds of stories of retaliation at GoogleNotOkGoogle Employeeled town hall reveals hundreds of stories of retaliation at Google

first_imgNote: This article now includes stories of various other Google employees about the retaliation they faced, which they have shared with Google Walkout for real change. Last week, two Google Walkout organizers accused the company of retaliation against them over last year’s Google Walkout protest. The two Google employees, Claire Stapleton, YouTube Marketing Manager and Meredith Whittaker, head of Google’s Open Research were told their roles would change dramatically including calls to abandon AI ethics work, demotion, and more. In regards to this, both women hosted a Retaliation Town Hall to share their stories and strategize this Friday. The event was also live-streamed to other Google offices. 350+ Google staffers attended the Town Hall, where Stapleton said, that after her public sharing of retaliation earlier this week, Google executives tried to undermine her “in emails this week to thousands of my friends and colleagues”. In those emails, Google executives challenged Stapleton’s claim saying that she was “never demoted”. “What’s true is that there was a demotion, and after my lawyers got involved, it was reversed,” Stapleton wrote, in a statement viewed by Wired. Whittaker also provided further updates on the retaliation she faced. She said that her manager told her in late December she would likely need to leave Google’s Cloud division. The same manager told her in March that the “Cloud division was seeking more revenue and that AI Now and her AI ethics work was no longer a fit. This was a strange request because the Cloud unit has a team working on ethical concerns related to AI.” During the March meeting, Whittaker claims her manager also told her that there are “two kinds of people at Google…those who quit, and those who stay and hate every minute of it and try to destroy it. I was taken aback, since my work has always aimed to ensure that Google lived up to its purported values and treated its workforce, and the rest of the world, with respect.” Recently, Google dissolved it’s AI ethics council after nearly 2,600 employees, including Whittaker, signed a petition against the appointment of Kay Cole James, president of the Heritage Foundation. Employees were upset by James’ anti-trans and anti-immigrant political statements. Whittaker also signed the petition protesting Google’s infamous Project Dragonfly, the secretive search engine that Google is allegedly developing which will comply with the Chinese rules of censorship. Meredith Whittaker was also a leader in the anti-Maven movement. Google’s Project Maven, was focused on analyzing drone footage and could have been eventually used to improve drone strikes on the battlefield. More than 3,000 Google employees signed a petition against this project that led to Google deciding not to renew its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense in 2019. In her statement on Friday, Whittaker says that on April 1, a few days before the petition was drafted, she got approval from Jeff Dean to transfer from Cloud to Google’s Research and Machine Intelligence group. Two weeks after the petition was sent, Whittaker claims her transfer was killed. Other Google employees also spoke about employee discontent at Google ranging from the ethics of performing work for the US Department of Defense to the handling of sexual harassment claims. Following the statements of Whittaker and Stapleton in the town hall session, several current and former Googlers took to Twitter to register complaints and share their experiences of facing retaliation from the company. They expressed their disagreement with Google’s policies with the hashtag #NotOkGoogle which was trending on Friday. “This does not seem to be an isolated incident”, Vanessa Harris, Google Product Manager “I am grateful that I quit Google”, Liz Fong-Jones, ex-Googler, current SRE Dev Advocate @honeycombio She also talked about Google’s retaliation against her which forced her to quit. “This is just the tip of the iceberg”, Dr. Alex Hanna, a computational social scientist at Google Cloud Mila Hardt from Google Health division “I emailed @EileenTNaughton later again in November, just after the town hall meeting and her promises for change. I pledged her again to help stop the planned disposal of me. This time she never responded! My last day was after Thanks Giving! Thanks, Google for the gift!”, Vida Vakilotojar, Xoogler The town hall group also published an internal document with a new set of “demands”. The document which was seen by The Guardian includes a “transparent, open investigation of HR and its abysmal handling of employee complaints relating to working conditions, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation”. Other demands include a public response from Google co-founder Larry Page, and that Google meets the demands that were issued in the Google walkout. “Google has had six months to meet [those] demands; in that time, they’ve partially met only one of them,” the document states. “Google seems to have lost its mooring and trust between workers and the company is deeply broken. The company has no clear direction and is just progressing from crisis to crisis lately.” Google did not respond to specific questions about the town hall’s meeting. A spokeswoman said in a statement: “We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy. To make sure that no complaint raised goes unheard at Google, we give employees multiple channels to report concerns, including anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation.” Other activist and worker groups also rose in solidarity. “The impact @mer__edith has in AI ethics is second to none. What happens to her at Google will be a gauge for the wellbeing of the entire field. Watch closely.”, Moritz Hardt, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Berkeley University Update: Yesterday, Google Walkout for real change published a blog post on medium sharing stories of retaliation from various other Google employees. “When I reported something unethical happening at Google, Employee Relations fudged data to protect Google.” “Retaliated against for defending a mother who reports to me. HR dismissed it as “poor behavior” “I reported my tech lead to my manager for sexual harassment, but my manager thought I was ‘overreacting’ ” “My first two years at Google I was not promoted due to bias. While my peer was promoted with the same ratings and same tenure, I was not. When I asked my manager about this I was told that I was being an “emotional woman.” How is this happening at Google? Clearly this pattern should not be allowed to continue. Read Next Google announces new policy changes for employees to report misconduct amid complaints of retaliation and harassment. #GoogleWalkout organizers face backlash at work, tech workers show solidarity Google employees ‘Walkout for Real Change’ today. These are their demands.last_img read more

EU official rules out division of KosovoEU official rules out division of Kosovo

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Check your body, save your life How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation But Serbia will only move forward in its bid to join the EU by making “sufficient progress on a key priority: visible and sustainable progress in relations with Kosovo,” EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule said, speaking after talks with Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dacic. “Partition of Kosovo is not on the table.”Fule said the EU’s goal was to make sure that both Serbia and Kosovo move “on the European integration path without blocking each other.”Dacic, whose nationalist-led government came to power in May, has said previously the best solution for Kosovo would be dividing it into Serb and Albanian parts. Kosovo’s Serb-populated north has been a flashpoint because hardline Serbs there do not acknowledge the authority of Kosovo’s central government in Pristina.Dacic said Thursday his government was ready to reopen EU-brokered negotiations with Kosovo.“It is better for all of us to solve the problems at the negotiating table,” Dacic said, but added that “Serbia cannot accept any additional conditions that would mean recognition of Kosovo’s independence.”Fule said Serbia must implement other reforms such as stepping up the fight against crime and corruption and furthering respect for human rights, including those of the gay community, whose pride march was banned last week over alleged security concerns from right-wing groups. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories “Serbia is expected to pursue its European integration with renewed ambition and perseverance,” Fule said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Any partition of Kosovo along ethnic lines is unacceptable, the European Union told Serbia’s new leader on Thursday, urging the country to hold talks on normalizing ties with its former province.Serbia has refused to recognize the 2008 declaration of independence of Kosovo, whose ethnic Albanian majority split from Serbia after a bloody 1998-99 war. Serbia is also seeking to join the 27-nation EU.center_img Top Stories ErrorOK ErrorOK Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

The Latest LL Cool J winning award is amazinThe Latest LL Cool J winning award is amazin

first_imgThe Latest: LL Cool J – winning award is ‘amazing moment.’ WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors show (all times local):6:40 p.m.LL Cool J says it’s “an amazing, amazing moment’ for a hip hop artist who Kennedy Center officials describe as the youngest recipient ever to win an award at the Kennedy Center Honors.The 49-year-old hip hop artist made the comments as he and other honorees made their entrance to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts along the Potomac River.He says there were a lot of deserving rappers and performers from his generation but will not say that anybody deserves this over himHe said — quote — “I’m humble, but I’m not going to play pseudo-humble. I’m the one!”___6:10 p.m.Honorees and attendees are beginning to arrive at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors.Among the first to walk the red carpet was Kenny Center President Deborah Rutter, who patiently fielded questioned about a high-profile no-show.President Donald Trump announced he wouldn’t be attending this year in the face of boycott threats by some of the honorees.Rutter said the president’s attendance is traditional and important but thanked the White House for avoiding a showdown that would have overshadowed the ceremony.___12:18 p.m.This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will recognize some of the best artists and performers in the country, while skipping the political drama that had loomed over it in a divisive political atmosphere.Television producer Norman Lear is a longtime political activist who threatened to boycott over his opposition to President Donald Trump. But a showdown was avoided when Trump announced in August that he would not attend.Rapper and actor LL Cool J and Lear are among the honorees for this year. The 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony on Sunday night will also pay tribute to dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and musicians Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan.The recipients were honoured Saturday at a gala State Department dinner ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, talks Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein following the State Department dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) center_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2017 3:13 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Police seek suspect who escaped drugs bustPolice seek suspect who escaped drugs bust

first_imgPolice on Tuesday were still seeking a suspect who evaded arrest the previous night during a drug bust involving gunshots on Nicosia’s Tseri Avenue.Drug squad officers arrested a 25-year-old Paphos man and seized three kilos of cannabis during the operation involving the police firing shots to stop two suspects in a car.It happened at around 8.30pm when drug squad officers acting on a tip-off sought to stop the suspects.The driver accelerated in a bid to escape, forcing officers to use their pistols to get the car to stop.Police said the suspects fled on foot while the car was still in motion on a side road, eventually crashing into a lamppost and coming to a halt.Officers managed to apprehend the passenger of the car, whom they said was known to them. A packet containing one kilo of cannabis was found on the street, falling from the passenger door when the suspects fled the car.Two more kilos were found inside the car during a subsequent search in the presence of the 25-year-old.The man was brought to court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody for eight days.Reports said he refused to co-operate with police.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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