100 Tribes come unite against pipeline near Standing Rock in North Dakota

first_imgDennis WardAPTN National NewsMore than 100 tribes have come together near Standing Rock in North Dakota.They’re uniting at the Sacred Stone camp to try and stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline project.It will carry oil through four states including North Dakota.Right in the middle of the Sacred Stone camp is a council lodge‎ that has a lot of people talking.last_img

Taste of the Town kicks off LiveIt Green month in Fort St

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has announced that October is LiveIt! Green Month in the city, and the month-long initiative is kicking off this weekend with an event to promote local businesses using locally-sourced ingredients.LiveIt! Green Month is a month-long initiative that aims to promote and celebrate green projects and activities in the community and to educate citizens on some green ideas they can use in their homes.Each week focuses on a unique topic including food security, water management, waste reduction, and energy literacy. Taste of the Town, which is held from September 29th to October 6th, is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to support local businesses, producers, and restaurants while sampling fresh, locally produced food and beverage.Participating businesses include Whole Wheat & Honey, Fort St. John Farmers’ Market, Hip Peace Produce, Homesteader Health, Beard’s Brewing Co., Mighty Peace Brewing Co., NEAT, and Spicy Fusion.Residents are encouraged to use the Taste of the Town Passport by picking one up at the Fort St. John Visitor Centre or downloading it at www.fortstjohn.ca/taste-town and returning it by October 12 for a chance to win a prize.Additional events during LiveIt! Green month include a Home Game Butchering Workshop, Gardening Series with NEAT, fermentation demonstration, Yard Waste drop-off, Passive House and Water Treatment Facility tours, and various project showcases.More information about the many green activities and projects can be found at www.fortstjohn.ca/liveitgreen.last_img read more

Moroccos Counterterrorism Efforts Reduce Level of Terror Threats

Rabat – A report on crimes related to terrorism in Morocco shows that Morocco’s counterterrorism strategy is bearing fruit as the level of threat related to terror crimes has stabilized over the past two years.The report, released by the Moroccan Public Prosecutor’s Office, was accompanied by a second report on the execution of criminal policy. The second report shows that 337 suspects appeared before the General Prosecutor’s Office at the Rabat Court of Appeal in 2018 for their alleged involvement in terror crimes, compared to 358 in the previous yearQuoting the report, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) said that 66% of the cases went to trial while only 14% did not. The report shows that 107 judicial proceedings, the highest number of cases, were carried out for inciting terrorism. Trials for extreme violence and manufacturing and possession of weapons were the second most prolific crime, with 19 trials apiece.The list of crimes also includes the financing acts of terrorism, with 18 judicial proceedings, and involvement in terror groups which resulted in 13 judicial cases.According to the report, “although Morocco has been the subject of terror threats like other countries, [the North African country] has managed to defeat the majority of terror plans aimed at causing serious harm to public order.”The report also recalled that Morocco has dismantled several terror cells throughout the year.In 2015, Morocco introduced the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), an agency which has significantly reinforced Morocco’s security policy.The role of the BCIJ, which is the main body in charge of fighting terrorism, is well recognized. Several reports have cited the agency’s achievements in counterterrorism and its international collaboration to fight the issue.The 2018 US Department report praised Morocco’s efforts, saying that the country has a “comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation.”The BCIJ works in collaboration with Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security (DGSN), while the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) works with BCIJ to conduct border inspections at airports.The report explained that Morocco’s record in countering terrorism was made possible thanks to the BCIJ as well as the National Criminal Police Brigade and the Royal Gendarmerie.BCIJ has carried out several significant operations in the first six months of 2019, arresting a number of ISIS-linked terror suspects.The latest arrest was on June 25, when BCIJ dismantled a four-member terrorist cell in Al Haouz in the Marrakech-Safi region.Read also: Morocco’s BCIJ Raids 2 Farms Used by Terror Cell, Seizes Chemical Products read more

Police to confiscate vehicles of former MPs Ministers

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the Police will be used to confiscate the vehicles of former Parliamentarians and Ministers during the elections.He said that it is essential to stop misuse of public assets for the electioneering of political parties or candidates. “Use of state vehicles for election campaigns must be stopped. As you are aware, during the former government as well as during the current interim Government, the Ministries were provided with vehicles for the use of Members of Parliament. Today, we have an interim government comprising of the President, Prime Minister and Ministers. Under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the interim government will function during the elections period until a new government is established,” he said. “I request with respect to all the former Ministers and MPs to return their Government vehicles to the Secretaries of Ministries immediately. If they do not act accordingly, I will have to ask the police to confiscate the vehicles and I will not hesitate to take strict legal action against the defaulters irrespective of their political party affiliations,” he said.The President said that use of Government vehicles and public assets for elections is illegal and it should not be done. (Colombo Gazette) The President said that only the President, Prime Minister and Ministers are functioning in the interim Government and in accordance with the regulations of the Elections Commission none of the former State Ministers, Deputy Ministers or MPs could use official vehicles for the election campaign. read more

UN food relief agency starts first cash distributions to Somali refugees in

“The cash allows refugees to have more control in diversifying their diets, and they can buy milk, vegetables or pasta directly from the local market,” said Abdou Dieng, Country Director for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia.Refugees at Sheddar, located outside of Jijiga, the regional capital of the Somali area of Ethiopia, are now receiving a monthly ration of 13.9 kilograms of food – including wheat, rice, pulses, corn-soya blend, oil, sugar and salt – as well as a cash allocation of 100 Ethiopian Birr or the equivalent of $5 per person.An additional 13,000 refugees will start to receive cash in the same region in October. The moves are part of a pilot initiative that will last until December.The pilot project is part of an “excellent partnership”, Mr. Dieng said, between WFP, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the Government of Ethiopia represented by the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the donor, European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) which provided a contribution of $1.3 million.Ethiopia, along with Kenya and Yemen, host most of the 1 million Somali refugees, who, along with some 1.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), are bearing the brunt of the factional fighting in the country since 1991.During a visit to Mogadishu last week, John Ging, Director of Operations in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that despite gradual improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia, the needs remain immense and urged greater investment to break the cycle of crisis in the Horn of Africa nation. read more

InterTyre launches dedicated website

The tyre industry’s newest show, InterTyre today launched a dedicated website. www.intertyre.com includes all the latest news from the Show, plus details of what to do and where to stay in Birmingham when the Show runs at the NEC from 29 April – 2 May 2001.Visitors to the show will be able to look at a full exhibitor list, with information on what’s going to be shown on the stands, and can even register for their free entry ticket online, saving them time at the door.Show organiser Philip Jones said ‘InterTyre is a brand new Show, and we have been able to start with a completely clean sheet of paper. intertyre.com is an important part of our strategy to ensure that visitors to and exhibitors at InterTyre can make the most productive use of their time at the Show.‘The website will also include links to the organisations that are supporting InterTyre, like the NTDA and TIC®, as well as our exhibitors. intertyre.com will allow tyre industry professionals to catch up on the latest Show news wherever they are in the World,’ he concluded.InterTyre runs from 29 April until 2 May 2001 at the NEC, Birmingham. It will run alongside The European Automotive Trade Show, the aftermarket industry’s premier exhibition. Although running separately, visitors to InterTyre will be able to move freely between the Shows (held in adjoining halls) without having to re-register.To find out more about InterTyre visit www.intertyre.com For more information on The European Automotive Trade Show visit www.euroats.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Matt Barnes Used Homophobic Slur When Arrested

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes used a homophobic slur at a police officer during his arrest in late July.The police dashboard video, which was obtained by TMZ.com, shows Barnes waiting on the side of the road with his wife in the presence of a couple of Manhattan Beach (Calif.) police officers. Much of the video shows his wife asking the police officers repeatedly why they have been detained. After a lengthy argument, an officer tells Barnes that there is a warrant for his arrest.As officers pull Barnes’ hands out of his pockets, he tells one not to touch him, but they do put handcuffs on him. As they start to walk him away, Barnes says: “You’re the f—— f—– who followed me.”Barnes was arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer. He had an outstanding traffic warrant after being stopped twice before that incident and being cited for driving without a license.Barnes issued an apology that was run on TMZ.com.“I would like to apologize for the unfortunate language I used,” he said. “I know that certain words are extremely hurtful.“I meant absolutely no disrespect to anyone. This comment, spoken in the heat of a difficult moment, does not accurately reflect my actual point of view.”Barnes’ reference during his arrest to being followed likely stemmed from his contention that the same police officer who had ticketed him before waited hours for him to leave a restaurant to arrest him the third time.“I couldn’t believe it was the same guy,” Barnes told ESPN The Magazine after his arrest.The Manhattan Beach police department denied that Barnes was specifically targeted.“If Mr. Barnes has an arrest warrant and chooses to come into the city the onus is on him,” officer Stephanie Martin, a Manhattan Beach PD spokesperson, told ESPN The Magazine. “This is a small town and we’re aware of many individuals who have warrants.”Barnes was the Lakers’ top-scoring reserve last season, averaging 7.8 points per game. He signed with the Clippers in the offseason. read more

Mysterious deaths of Scot Young and other associates of Candy brothers made

first_imgThe billionaire Candy brothers’ links to Scot Young and Boris Berezovsky, who died in mysterious circumstances, “made me fear for my husband’s life”, the wife of a property tycoon has told a court.Emma Holyoake made the claims during a £132 million lawsuit which her husband Mark Holyoake has launched against Christian and Nick Candy at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.Mr Holyoake borrowed £12 million from Christian Candy’s company CPC in 2011 to finance a property development scheme but eventually had to pull out of the property redevelopment, at a loss of £100 million in potential profits. Nick Candy and wife HollyCredit: Mark Holyoake arriving to give evidenceCredit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph Nick and Christian Candy with their partners Holly Valance (left) and Emily Candy at a reception at One Hyde Park Mark Holyoake arriving to give evidence Nick Candy and wife Holly Nick and Christian Candy with their partners Holly Valance (left) and Emily Candy at a reception at One Hyde ParkCredit:John Stillwell/PA Wire 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. She said: “I used to worry constantly that Christian might take steps to hurt or even kill Mark when Mark travelled on business. “I used to warn Mark constantly to take care, to ensure that he wasn’t being set up, to make sure he kept himself as safe as possible.”I thought that the simplest way for Christian to resolve his issue with Mark would just be to get rid of Mark.  “This is not as outlandish as it seems. There are men in the Candys’ extended circle who have died mysteriously.”Mrs Holyoake named: Paul Castle, the millionaire property tycoon who leapt to his death in front of a London Underground train in November 2010; Scot Young, who fell to his death from his fourth floor flat in 2014; and Boris Berezovsky, who was found hanged in his bedroom in 2013.An email between the Candy brothers which referred to a man named ‘Knuckey’ also suggested Christian was thinking of sending thugs to Ibiza, told the court.Mrs Holyoake said: “I can only assume (this was to) harm or intimidate Mark, myself or our children. It is chilling to realise that my concerns at the time really appear to have been very close to the mark”.Entrepreneur Mr Holyoake claims he trusted the Candys because he shared a house with Nick at university and thought of him like a brother, but Mr Holyoake claims the highly secretive brothers acted like Bond villains after lending him £12 million to finance his property deal.He also claims the property mogul even made threats against his pregnant wife Emma, who had previously suffered a miscarriage. Revelations about a strained relationship between the wealthy brothers and their wives have also emerged during the court case. The court heard on Tuesday that Christian Candy, 42, bullied his older brother Nick Candy and disliked his popstar and actress sister-in-law Holly Valance. Mrs Holyoake told the court her own friendship with Ms Valance became a casualty of the dispute between the husbands. She added that Ms Valance had told her that Christian’s wife, Emily, had allegedly suggested at a dinner that the actress had a “dubious” background and tried to dissuade her brother-in-law from marrying her.Mrs Holyoake said Ms Valance revealed that Christian had referred to her at a party in Ibiza in 2012 by saying “if she sees me coming she better f—— cross over onto the other side of the road”.She claims she became friends with Holly Valance after meeting her for the first time in 2009 and later bet the actress £200 that Nick would propose.”We were among the first friends they contacted personally when they got engaged and I was genuinely happy for them,” Mrs Holyoake told the court.His wife Emily also suggested the actress had a “dubious” background and tried to dissuade Nick, 44, from going ahead with the marriage, Mrs Holyoake claimed.She also told the court: “Holly told me that Nick was bullied by Christian, that Christian was controlling and often spoke to Nick in a disrespectful and aggressive manner.”Nick began to open up and agreed that his brother often barked orders at him. Christian dominated him, but Nick being Nick used to laugh it off and say he could handle Christian.”To say there was no love lost between Christian and Holly would be an understatement. I don’t know the origin of that dislike but Holly and Christian’s wife Emily did not get on at all”.Christian spoke to Nick in “a disrespectful and aggressive manner” and on one occasion the abuse left his brother weeping while lying “in a foetal position on the floor of a hotel room”, the hearing was told.In her statement to the court, Emma Holyoake, who lives in Ibiza, said that the Candy brothers would never be part of her life again as a result of the threats her husband received.She told the hearing: “What kind of human threatens violence against a pregnant woman and her children? “What kind of man threatens to exert so much pressure that a woman could potentially suffer another miscarriage?”Sadly the Candys are without shame and so driven by the love of money they have lost all sense of decency. There is no depth they will not plumb, no stunt they will not pull, no lie they will not tell.”The Candy brothers deny all of Mr Holyoake’s allegations and claim he has invented the threats in a deliberate attempt to extract money from them. The hearing continues tomorrow when the brothers are due to give evidence.A spokesman for the brothers said: “Emma Holyoake has accepted in evidence that her statement is based on information provided to her by her husband whose claims are denied in their entirety.”The statement has the sole purpose of causing reputational damage to the defendants.”The defendants remain committed to having these matters decided at trial by the judge.” He ended up paying back more than £37 million on the two-year loan after signing a series of finance deals. He is seeking £132 million for lost profits, over-payments, legal costs and aggravated damages.The married father-of-three claims Christian Candy repeatedly threatened to destroy his life and ruin his business during a campaign of blackmail and intimidation which left him fearing for his own life. Mrs Holyoake said she feared her husband might be killed because of the mysterious deaths of other men associated with the Candys. last_img read more

Energy firm apologises after power cut kills 60 tropical fish at nursery

Stock photo of a tank housing tropical fish A spokesman for UK Power Networks apologised, telling the Medway Messenger newspaper this week: “We apologise to the staff and children of the Scallywags nursery for the inconvenience and upset caused by a fault on an underground cable that interrupted supplies.”For safety reasons, supplies could not be restored until access was provided to complete safety checks.”We appreciate how difficult this has been for the nursery and have now resolved that matter directly with them.” Nursery manager Kelly Mumford said: “Luckily staff got in early so we were able to remove the fish from the three tanks to avoid any distress to the children.”The older ones noticed, so we just had to say they had gone to a new home.”She said she was ‘angry’ at UK Power Networks for not alerting them to the powercut, which took place from March 23 to March 26 this year. 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. Stock photo of a tank housing tropical fish An energy firm has apologised and handed £1,000 in compensation to a nursery school after a power cut killed 60 tropical fish.Bosses at UK Power Networks failed to alert workers at the Scallywags pre-school in Rainham, Kent, that electricity was being cut off for two days over a weekend in March.As a result, when nursery teachers arrived back at work on March 26 they found the 60 fish floating at the top of the three fish tanks.Tropical fish need the water to stay at around 27C and rely on pumps to oxygenate the water – with a powercut often causing tropical fish to die.Bosses at the nursery, which looks after 170 children, managed to scoop out the dead fish before tots arrived, but many kids asked where all the fish had gone. read more

Church attacks Home Office for saying Christianity not peaceful to reject asylum

He added that the department needs a “radical” change in its understanding of all religious beliefs.Referencing Matthew, Chapter 10, the Home Office said that Jesus states: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send [or bring] peace, but a sword.” The Home Office has been criticised by the Church of England for quoting Bible passages to reject an asylum seeker's application A Home Office spokesman said: “This letter is not in accordance with our policy approach to claims based on religious persecution, including conversions to a particular faith.“We continue to work closely with key partners, including the APPG on International Freedom of Religion and a range of faith groups, to improve our policy guidance and training provided to asylum decision-makers so that we approach claims involving religious conversion in the appropriate way.” The Home Office has been criticised by the Church of England for quoting Bible passages to reject an asylum seeker’s applicationCredit: Yui Mok/PA However the late esteemed New Testament scholar, R.T. France famously explained that the sword which Jesus is referring to in the controversial passage is not to bring is not military conflict, but a “sharp social division which severs the closest family ties […] Jesus speaks here, as in the preceding and following verses, more of a division in men’s personal response to him.”Officials appear to have lifted passages from the Bible Gateway website, an online searchable Bible which is one of the world’s most popular Christian websites. The refusal letter also quotes parts of The Book of Leviticus from the old testament.However it was not just religious and legal organisations expressing condemnation of the letter.­Stephen Evans, CEO of the National Secular Society, said: “It is wholly inappropriate for the Home Office to use theological justifications for refusing asylum applications.“Decisions on the merits of an asylum appeal should be based on an assessment of the facts at hand – and not on the state’s interpretation of any given religion. It’s not the role of the Home Office to play theologian.” 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. He said that his client will be appealing the decision and he will be complaining to the Home Office.However, the Church of England has since waded into the debate after the government even allegedly misquoted Jesus.The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, who leads for the Bishops in the House of Lords on matters relating to immigration, asylum and refugees, likened the refusal letter to a government report on climate change advocating global warming.“I am extremely concerned that a Government department could determine the future of another human being based on such a profound misunderstanding of the texts and practices of faith communities,” he said.“To use extracts from the Book of Revelation to argue that Christianity is a violent religion is like arguing that a Government report on the impact of Climate Change is advocating drought and flooding.“It is good that the Home Office has recognised that this decision is inconsistent with its policies and that its staff need better training, but the fact that these comments were made at all suggests that the problem goes deeper than a lack of religious literacy among individual civil servants and indicates that the management structures and ethos of the Home Office, when dealing with cases with a religious dimension, need serious overhaul.” Nathan Stevens, the immigration caseworker at Fadiga & Co Solicitors dealing with the Iranian man’s case, posted excerpts of the Home Office letter on Twitter earlier this week saying he was “genuinely shocked” to read such an “unbelievably offensive diatribe”. It has since been shared hundreds of times.Mr Stevens, from London, added: “Whatever your views on faith, how can a government official arbitrarily pick bits out of a holy book and then use them to trash someone’s heartfelt reason for coming to a personal decision to follow another faith.” The Church of Englandhas attacked the Home Office for using Bible quotes to argue that Christianity is not a peaceful religion in a bid to reject an asylum seeker.The Iranian national, who has not been identified, claimed asylum in 2016 but his application was rejected after government officials said his conversion from Islam was “inconsistent” with his claim that Christianity is a peaceful religion.In order to reiterate the point, the Home Office wrote a lengthy and “unbelievably offensive” refusal letter referencing six Bible passages and claiming that the book of Revelation is filled with “images of revenge, destruction, death and violence”.The Home Office rejection, below the quoted verses concludes: “These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge.” read more

Nick Alexandrides appointed magistrate in SA

first_imgNick Alexandrides has been appointed magistrate in South Australia.Alexandrides, the former chief of staff of Mike Rann, was on permanent unpaid leave from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions while working for Mr Rann.He has been appointed magistrate alongside lawyer Phillip Broderick and David McLeod, who previously acted for Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks and Michelle Chantelois, the woman who claimed she had an affair with the former premier. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Pollution repecter les limites fixées par lOMS permettrait vivre plus longtemps

first_imgPollution : repecter les limites fixées par l’OMS permettrait vivre plus longtempsLes résultats d’un projet publié ce mercredi montrent que si les seuils fixés par l’OMS en termes de pollution de l’air étaient respectés, l’espérance de vie des personnes vivant dans les grandes villes européennes pourrait augmenter jusqu’à 22 mois supplémentaires.La maitrise de la pollution de l’air est un enjeu très important dans les grandes villes européennes, souvent envahies de véhicules. Ainsi, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé a déjà fixé quelques seuils afin de respecter la santé de l’homme, des seuils qui ont été étudiés par le projet Aphekom (étudiant les effets sanitaires et économiques de la pollution atmosphérique sur l’homme) qui a rendu ses conclusions aujourd’hui. Ainsi, concernant les particules fines de l’atmosphère, le projet explique que le simple dépassement du seuil préconisé par l’OMS de 10 microgrammes par mètre-cube se traduirait directement par le décès de 19.000 personnes dans les 25 plus grandes villes européennes.L’AFP, qui relaye ces conclusions, précise que ce respect permettrait non seulement d’accorder jusqu’à 22 mois de vie supplémentaire pour les trentenaires européens, mais se concrétiserait également par une économie de 31,5 milliards d’euros, argent aujourd’hui dépensé en soins de santé par exemple. Parmi les villes européennes concernées, le respect de ces seuils profiterait en premier lieu à la ville de Bucarest, tandis qu’en France, Marseille serait la grande gagnante. Une seule des 25 plus grandes villes européennes est en dessous des normes fixées par l’OMS. Il s’agit de Stockholm.Le 2 mars 2011 à 16:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE announces three Backlash rematches for Smackdown Live

first_img May 23, 2017 at 4:33 am Google+ WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte gtafan4life Well that’s already a good 15 minutes of the show just with Orton and Nakamura’s entrances. WWE.com has announced three Backlash rematches from last night’s PPV in Chicago for the upcoming Smackdown Live taping in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 13.This includes Jinder Mahal defending the WWE Championship against Randy Orton (in what will be Mahal’s first likely title defense), Kevin Owens defending the WWE United States Championship against AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler.The article notes this will be WWE’s last event in New Orleans before WrestleMania 34 next year on April 8 inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. WhatsApp Pinterest 2-day reign like Christian? WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) 7 COMMENTS Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR unknown Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 May 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm So true. I HATE when companies basically redo a PPV on free TV. That pretty much devalues what the point of me wanting to tune in to see the PPV if you’re just going to it over again. Outside of rematch clauses being invoked, I dont think there should be a PPV redo on the next show, let alone 3 of the same matches. Jb Mcmanus So WHY did I waste time watching if they are going to redo half the show? May 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm Lier! Comments are closed. Twitter Cameron Huff Dilip G Don’t think so. At least that whole process turned Christan heel and at least he could say he was in a ladder match, two days prior. They could, but don’t see the logic. May 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm May 24, 2017 at 12:12 am F***king fake news.. Al79 May 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm Zach Steven Whitlow May 24, 2017 at 8:40 amlast_img read more

Two matches set for Mixed Match Challenge, Videos after Smackdown Live and MMC

first_imgFacebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE has confirmed the next two matches for Mixed Match Challenge next week.This includes Bobby Lashley and Sasha Banks vs. Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox from RAW, while The Miz and Asuka will take on R-Truth and Carmella from Smackdown Live.The show airs live on Facebook Watch immediately following Smackdown Live on Tuesday.Videos after Smackdown Live and MMCWWE posted these bonus videos after Smackdown and the Mixed Match Challenge. Pinterest FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 center_img 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show WhatsApp Twitter Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teamslast_img read more

TRS membership drive Party plans to register 50K people from

first_imgKhammam: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is striving for the development of the State and its people, said former chairman of Agricultural Market Committee RJC Krishna. Speaking at the party membership programme in the constituency, he said the membership drive was going on like a festival in every division and more and more people were voluntarily joining the party. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Stating that the target of the party was to register 50,000 from every constituency, he said people in the State were attracted by the welfare schemes introduced by the TRS government and embracing the party. With the support of Local MLA Puvvada Ajay Kumar, the membership drive was going on full swing, he said, adding party leaders and supporters were taking part in the programme enthusiastically.last_img read more

With Viral Mania Youtuber Rohitash Jadhav stepping stone to success

first_imgTraditional means are gone, in today’s world what people demand is not the newspapers, they want Facebook stories. They don’t need huge articles, they need small blogs which can give them a complete detail of all around the world in a few words. Time, this is what keeps running and this is how everyday things keep change and this is how there is a changing world which needs to reach out by many. In this era of such demands, Rohitash Jadhav jumped and took an opportunity which people kept ignoring even after being aware of the same. He brought in a new means of presenting people with ideas and facts. The means were same but the change was made in contents, which instead of unnecessary details, presented people with what they demanded. It was not an easy task with critics, own family becoming a hurdle between the success but Rohitash did it and created a sensation by reaching out to millions within his few uploads. Apart from this, his socially driven mind has no brakes. He became a part of wherever he found a space for itself and among one such was “Narayani Namah”, conducted to show the women empowerment and to motivate women. There he was called upon to be a part as that of an influencer who didn’t give a chance where the people present therein got negative. His words were enough to create a name among all. All these efforts and all this hard work, it took a lot but it was recognized by the current CM of Madhya Pradesh Mr Kamal Nath, who rewarded Rohitash and was happy to hear about his plans.It is said when luck turns, it keeps none untouched and none without the results but herein the case of Rohitash, he kept changing his luck to work according to him. His efforts brought him close to the start of his Youtube channel as Viral Mania which soon became a part of contents received from celebrities. All the hard work was paying off and he made the contents reach out to millions. soon seeing the success entered the Political leaders and the e-commerce portals who needed the help of Rohitash and his brand name “Viral Mania”. Well, the Politicians reached the public through the campaigns and e-commerce portals received a handling hand through Rohitash. All those MPs and MLAs reached out to enough crowd and made them received the consciousness of the campaigns being done every day to help out the public at large.Both the Youtube channel and Facebook page by the name of Viral Mania brought in a trend and presented people with small and informative facts which were needed. All the entertainment presented took a great turn and all this together led themselves to the heart of people. Whether it was the public or the politicians and the celebrities, everyone drew their piece of pie and enjoyed the same until they were presented with another. A Youtuber, a Marketer and an Influencer who created a change in peoples life got the titles of same which was one great add up to his ongoing journey of success.The motivator he was called, who was lacking behind by no means to help and support, all the sections of the society and created a name for oneself and Viral Mania. He who hacked the Virality as Youtuber and by the truthful facts on Facebook built his team who made their success in large and worked together to be a part of the new upcoming trend of the season, Viral Mania.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Venezuelas Guaido seeks Brazil support

first_imgVenezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas, Venezuela on 31 January 2019. Photo: ReutersVenezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido arrived early Thursday in Brazil for talks aimed at securing more support from president Jair Bolsonaro, press reports said.Guaido, recognised as interim president by some 50 countries, traveled to the capital Brasilia from Colombia, where he has stayed since Friday despite a travel ban imposed by the regime of Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.There are fears he might be arrested upon his return to Venezuela.Guaido arrived in Brasilia around 0440 GMT, the news website G1 reported.Bolsonaro “will host Guaido in a personal visit, although Guaido will be officially welcomed by the minister for foreign affairs,” Ernesto Araujo, said the Brazilian presidency’s spokesman Otavio Rego Barros.He said the meeting with Bolsonaro would take place at 2:00pm (1700 GMT) at the president’s official workplace, Planalto Palace.A statement from Guaido’s envoy to Brazil, Maria Teresa Belandria, said he would also meet “a number of representatives of the diplomatic delegations in Brasilia (that) have recognized him as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president.”Brazil and Colombia are Guaido allies that have been stockpiling humanitarian aid the National Assembly speaker wants to bring into Venezuela.He failed to do so over the weekend, as a military blockade ordered by Maduro held firm.Guaido had not yet decided if he will visit the border area with Venezuela where four people were killed in weekend clashes with Maduro’s security services, a source in his camp said.He met US vice president Mike Pence at a Lima Group meeting with regional allies in Bogota on Monday, after which he said he would return home this week, despite having received threats.”A prisoner is no use to anyone. Neither is a president in exile,” Guaido told NTN24 television channel on Tuesday.”My role and my duty is to be in Caracas, despite the risks and regardless of what that implies.”Maduro told US channel ABC News that Guaido would have to face justice when he returns as he flouted a ban on foreign travel.Guaido has dismissed Maduro’s authority as illegitimate over his controversial re-election in May polls that were boycotted by the opposition because many of its leaders were prevented from standing.Venezuela has been struck by a humanitarian crisis that has left millions in poverty amid chronic shortages of basic necessities such as food and medication.last_img read more

Amid Snowstorm US Capitol Police Relent on Capitol Hill Sledding Ban

first_imgBashon Mann and his children sled down a hill at the Capitol as snow falls in Washington, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)In anticipation of the snow now blanketing the Northeast, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on March 4 petitioned the U.S. Capitol Police to allow sledding on Capitol Hill grounds from March 5 to 8.With seven to eight inches of snow expected in Washington, D.C., the D.C. delegate urged U.S. Capitol Police Board Chair Frank Larkin to grant a waiver of the sledding ban implemented in 1963 under the “Traffic Regulations for the United States Capitol Grounds.”“This could be the last snowstorm the D.C. area gets this winter, and may be one of the best for sledding in years,” Norton said in a statement.  “Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow D.C. kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region. Have a heart, Mr. Larkin, a kid’s heart that is.”The Capitol Police initially denied the request but promised to “review the request and implement updates as necessary.”Still, dozens of parents and their children turned out March 5 to successfully sled on the forbidden slope, in the name of D.C. rights, with some holding up signs that read “Sled Free or Die.”Norton thanked the Capitol Police for not stopping the sledders.“My thanks to the U.S. Capitol Police, who did not interfere with sledding on the Capitol Grounds today,” Norton said.  “I wanted it to be clear that today’s sledding resulted from spontaneous organizing by parents for their kids. There could have been no better showing of the strong community support for overturning—or not enforcing—the sledding ban. Neither the waiver that I requested nor old fashioned commonsense policing about when to use the heavy hand of the law matter to kids. All kids know that D.C. is not Massachusetts and we rarely get enough snow to make having a sled seem worth it. Today, parents who saw the snow could not bring themselves to say, ‘do not touch,’ or worse, ‘keep off America’s front lawn.’ Thank you, Capitol Police.”last_img read more

Cards Host North Carolina for Senior Weekend

first_imgCards swiping• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 88 stolen bases  in 102 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68, set in the 2010 season. ACC Network Extra Game 2 Live scoring Setting the stageLouisville (32-15, 11-7 ACC) stands third in the ACC’s Atlantic Division behind Florida State (13-5) and Notre Dame (10-6) and stands fifth overall. North Carolina (31-15, 15-6) is second in the Coastal Division behind Virginia Tech (17-4) and is third overall. Louisville/North Carolina Series InformationSeries History: Tied 6-6Dates/Promotions: Friday, April 26, 6 p.m. | Service Appreciation NightSaturday, April 27, 1 p.m. | Senior Day, pregame ceremony starts at 12:45 p.m.Sunday, April 28, 12 p.m. | Bark at the Park – first 200 dogs receive a frisbeeLocation: Louisville, Ky. | Don Dobina Field at Ulmer StadiumTelevision: ACC Network ExtraAnnouncers: Don Russell (play-by-play), Suzanne Bush (analysis)Live scoring: GoCards.comTwitter Updates: @UofLSoftball Hitting for averageLouisville’s starting lineup features five players who are batting over .300 on the season. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton leads the charge at .349 while junior Celene Funke is right behind her at a .337 clip. Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (.330), freshman Rebecca Chung (.324) and senior Megan Hensley (.321) round out the top hitters. CARDS AGAINST THE FIELDNorth CarolinaSeries Record: Tied 6-6Last Meeting: Feb. 10, 2018 – UNC won 2-0 in a non-conference matchup at the UCF Friends of Jaclyn Invitational in Orlando, Fla.Scouting the Tar Heels: North Carolina is receiving votes in the NFCA and USA Softball coaches’ poll. The Tar Heels enter the weekend with a 31-15 overall record and a 15-6 mark in ACC play. North Carolina has won seven of its last eight games, with its only loss coming at the hands of No. 21 Virginia Tech last weekend – the Tar Heels would go on to take the series. Player quick hits• Redshirt senior Sidney Melton is climbing Louisville’s single season and career lists in runs and stolen bases. She has career highs in stolen bases (25), doubles (8), triples (4) and RBIs (30).      • Melton set a school record with four stolen bases against Morehead State (March 12).• Senior Megan Hensley stands among team leaders in home runs (9) and RBIs (37) as well as shutouts, while standing second in ERA (2.92) and strikeouts (82). She is ranked in the top 10 on UofL career record lists several pitching and hitting categories.• Junior Celene Funke is having a career-best season with 44 runs, eight doubles, 10 triples, three home runs, 23 stolen bases and 24 RBIs. She leads the team with 17 multi-hit games and seven multi-steal games. The speedy centerfielder is on a seven-game hitting streak and has scored at least one run in each of the last seven games.• Junior Caitlin Ferguson has a career-high 32 runs and tied a career high in home runs (4).• Sophomore Kyra Snyder put together a team best 13-game on-base streak (March 16-April 6)  – and is currently riding an eight-game streak of reaching safely.• Sophomore Maddy Newman has established career highs in runs (25), and RBIs (12).• Sophomore Jordyn Wolfe has career highs in runs (19) and stolen bases (7).• Sophomore Danielle Watson connected on her first career double, home run this season. She has also dealt a career-high 138 strikeouts.• Freshman Charley Butler put together a team-best 11-game hitting streak (March 30 – April 21). The left fielder has made some outstanding defensive plays and was recently among ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays (No. 8) after a diving catch in foul territory for an out in the 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8).      • Her first career hit was a home run (vs. Bradley, Feb. 24).•Freshman Rebecca Chung has been one of Louisville’s top hitters throughout the season. She leads the team with 11 multi-RBI games. Her three-run double in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8). She also threw out a school-record four base stealers in that game.      • She earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors on April 9.      • Chung put together 10-game hitting streak (March 8-23).      • Chung’s two-run double in the fifth put the Cards ahead for good in the 11-10 win over Georgia Tech to ensure the series sweep (April 21).• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads the team in wins and stands third in batting average. She got the win in the circle and registered the game-winning hit against No. 24/23 Kentucky (April 17). Cards reach 30-win mark for 16th straight seasonOn April 21, the Cardinals defeated Georgia Tech 7-2 to clinch the ACC series and reach their 30th win of the season.• Louisville has now posted 30 or more victories in 16 straight seasons (dating back to 2004). The Cards have posted at least 30 wins 18 times in the 19 year history of the program with a record-setting 55 victories in 2012.Louisville Softball Year-by-Year Breakdown2019…………………………………………………………. 32-152018…………………………………………………………. 33-202017…………………………………………………………. 31-192016*……………………………………………………….. 35-172015*……………………………………………………….. 30-192014*……………………………………………………….. 36-222013*……………………………………………………….. 47-132012*………………………………….. 55-5 (program-best)2011*……………………………………………………….. 38-202010*……………………………………………………….. 41-192009*……………………………………………………….. 48-112008*……………………………………………………….. 31-232007*……………………………………………………….. 37-252006*……………………………………………………….. 45-112005*……………………………………………………….. 43-202004* ………………………………………………………. 41-192003…………………………………………………………. 24-262002…………………………………………………………. 27-282001…………………………………………………………. 40-262000…………………………………………………………. 36-26* Earned NCAA Regional bid Cardiac CardsIn the past two weeks, the Cardinals have had a quite a few dramatic games.•On April 8, the Cards used a walk-off double by Rebecca Chung to upend No. 3/3 Florida State, handing the Seminoles their first ACC series loss since 2012.•On April 17, Taylor Roby’s walk-off single in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 8-7 win after No. 24/23 Kentucky plated two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. The win snapped a three-game skid against the Wildcats.• On April 21, Louisville overcame deficits of 5-0 and 10-6 to complete a series sweep of Georgia Tech while under time constraints due to the Yellow Jackets’ travel.      • In a game which featured three lead changes and a tie and 21 combined runs, Louisville used a late-inning rally to take the lead for good, entering the bottom of the fifth trailing 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining before the game was called, Megan Hensley delivered a two-out single and scored on Roby’s double to cut the lead to one. Ferguson walked to help set up Chung’s two-run double which made the score 11-10. The game was called due to a drop-dead time in the top of the sixth inning.• On April 23, the Cardinals were down 4-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh at Marshall. Then, Celene Funke doubled and scored on a triple by Sidney Melton and Megan Hensley followed with a double of her own to put Louisville ahead 5-4. Home sweet homeLouisville has compiled a 15-3 record at Ulmer Stadium this season with three wins over ranked opponents (No. 3/3 Florida State twice and No. 24/23 Kentucky).• The Cards went 4-0 in their home-opening Cardinal Classic and followed with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State. UofL continued it perfect home record by taking the first two games of the ACC series against Syracuse but fell 4-2 in eight innings to the Orange. The Cards resumed their winning ways with a 5-2 victory over Indiana. Louisville suffered another extra-inning setback when Lipscomb prevailed 5-4 in eight. Louisville’s fourth loss came at the hands of No. 3/3 Florida State on April 6. Roby nameD ACC Player of the WeekTaylor Roby was named ACC Softball Player of the Week for the period ending April 21.•Roby (Mt. Washington, Ky.) helped lead the Cardinals to a 4-0 record on the week. The redshirt freshman posted a .429 batting average (6-for-14) with two doubles, a triple and a home run and produced a .929 slugging percentage while driving in a team-best seven runs and scoring four. She reached base in each of Louisville’s games and recorded at least one RBI in three of four contests.• In Louisville’s midweek upset of No. 24/23 Kentucky, Roby’s walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Cardinals to an 8-7 win over in-state rival. In that game, she had two hits and drove in two runs. She also picked up the win in the circle.•Over the weekend, Roby hit .444 (4-for-9) with four runs and five RBIs in the series sweep of Georgia Tech. In the series finale, Roby collected a career-high three hits with four RBIs with a pair of doubles and a home run to help lead the Cardinals to a dramatic 11-10 win in their first ACC sweep of the season. The University of Louisville softball team will play host to North Carolina in a three-game ACC series this weekend as the Cardinals wrap up the home season. UofL will also honor seniors Blaire Bass, Madison Cousineau, Darrianne Hale, Megan Hensley and Sidney Melton in their final weekend at Ulmer Stadium. Admission is free. Hensley, dual For the fourth straight season, Megan Hensley stands among the Cardinals’ leaders both in the circle and at the plate. The senior leads the pitching staff with four shutouts and stands second in ERA (2.93), strikeouts (80) and innings pitched (86.0).• She also leads the Cards with nine home runs and 36 RBIs.• Hensley is ranked among UofL’s top 10 in several pitching and hitting categories.  Print Friendly Version Young CardsWhile the Cardinals have solid veteran leadership in the lineup some underclassmen are having an immediate impact early in their careers with as many as five in the starting lineup at times.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads the team with a 2.31 ERA and stands third on the squad with a .330 batting average.• Freshman catcher Rebecca Chung is second on the team with 31 RBIs and fourth with a .324 battiing average. She recently set a school record for runners caught stealing in a game with four in the 10-9 win against then-No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8) and was named ACC Softball Co-Player of the Week on March 17.• Freshman Charley Butler has started 42 games in left field and has two home runs. She has made some outstanding defensively plays and was recently among ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays (No. 8) after a diving catch in foul territory for an out in the 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (4/8).• Freshman Cassady Greenwood has played in 27 games with four starts and has collected eight RBIs.• Sophomores Maddy Newman and Kyra Snyder have started every game at second base and first base respectively.• Fellow sophomore Riley Schindler has started 28 games in the outfield.• Sophomore Danielle Watson leads the team in the circle with 138 strikeouts in 125.0 innings and a .214 opposing batting average. She was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 9 after tossing a complete-game shutout in Louisville’s 2-0 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (4/6). Up lastUofL scored two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to beat Marshall 5-4 in a midweek road game Tuesday evening at Dot Hicks Field.• With the Cardinals trailing 4-3 and down to their last out in the top of the seventh, Celene Funke doubled to put the tying run in scoring position. Sidney Melton followed with her fifth triple of the season to even the score at 4-4. Megan Hensley stepped up to the plate and connected on a double to put the Cards ahead 5-4.•Funke and Melton each went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Funke had a pair of doubles and Melton tallied a triple and added a stolen base. Hensley finished the game with a single, a double and the game-winning RBI. •Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (13-1) picked up the win in the circle, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits and striking out three in 2.0 innings of relief. Hensley started the game in the circle and turned in a solid performance, surrendering two earned runs on three hits and striking out two in 5.0 innings of work. Funke, triple threatJunior Celene Funke is leads the NCAA with 10 triples on the season. She stands tied for first with Audrey Rendon (2005) on Louisville’s single season list.• The centerfielder has 12 triples in her career and is fourth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs one more to move into a tie for third with Courtney Moore (2004-07).• She also has career-best three home runs on the season. center_img The Aprile Era2019 marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile following the retirement of Sandy Pearsall, who began the program in 2000. Aprile is the second head coach in Louisville softball history.• Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Aprile, 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. ACC Network Extra Game 3 Louisville vs North Carolina Game Notes ACC Network Extra Game 1 UofL dedicates Don Dobina FieldThe University of Louisville softball team named its field Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium to honor the legacy of local softball coach, donor and UofL alum Don Dobina. The ceremony took place just prior to the game against Kentucky on April 17.• Dobina, who passed away in 2016, was an avid supporter of the University of Louisville softball program and an advocate of the sport throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky for nearly 30 years. Story Links Melton sets single game stolen base record Sidney Melton set a school record with four stolen bases in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12. Balance pitchingAll three of Louisville’s starting pitchers have evenly contributed to the team’s success in the circle.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (12-1) leads the team in wins and ERA (2.31).• Senior Megan Hensley has collected a team-high four shutouts and stands second with a 2.93 ERA.• Sophomore Danielle Watson (10-11) is holding opponents to a .214 average. She leads the Cardinals with 138 strikeouts in 125.0 innings. Cardinal quick hits• Louisville enters the game with a 32-15 overall record and on a six-game win streak.• UofL is receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball and the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll released on April 23.• Last weekend, the Cardinals notched their first ACC sweep of the season with three wins against Georgia Tech to move to 11-7 in league play.• The Cards have now won six straight and eight of their last nine games.• Louisville has produced at least five runs in the last six games and eight of its last eight.• With the win in the opening game of the Georgia Tech series, head coach Holly Aprile collected her 300th career victory.• The Cardinals’ 7-2 win in game two marked their 30th victory of the season, extending the program’s streak to 16 straight seasons with 30 or more wins.• Louisville has a 15-3 record at Ulmer Stadium in 2019.• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 88 stolen bases in 102 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68 (95 attempts), set in the 2010 season• Louisville led at the plate redshirt senior Sidney Melton who is batting .353 with a team – and career – best 25 stolen bases.• Junior Celene Funke leads the team with 44 runs. She is on a seven-game hitting streak and has scored at least one run in the past seven games.• Funke recently tied a school record with four runs in the 8-7 win against No. 24/23 Kentucky, she also belted out her 10th triple of the season. She leads the nation in that category and tied Louisville’s single season record.• In the circle, redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads team with a 13-1 record and a 2.34 ERA. Hensley (9-3) stands second with a 2.92 ERA while sophomore Danielle Watson (10-11) holds a 3.58 ERA with a team-high 138 strikeouts in 125.0 innings. • Hensley and senior Sidney Melton were selected to the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Team.• The 2019 campaign marks Louisville’s 20th season as a program and first under new head coach Holly Aprile’s tutelage.• The Cardinals were picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division and fifth overall as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches. Last up in ACC playLouisville sweeps Georgia Tech series The University of Louisville softball team completed an ACC series sweep of Georgia Tech with a 7-2 win in game one of a doubleheader and took the second game 11-10 in six innings in game shortened due to the Yellow Jackets travel schedule. Prior to the doubleheader, the Cardinals picked up an 11-7 win in the completion of the series opener which was suspended in the fifth inning on Friday.• Redshirt senior Sidney Melton led the Cards at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs while junior Caitlin Ferguson drove in three. Sophomore Danielle Watson (9-11) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on three hits and striking out seven.Louisville 11 – Georgia Tech 7UofL beat Georgia Tech 11-7 to complete the series opener Sunday on Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium.  The contest was suspended due to rain Friday afternoon with the Cardinals leading 10-5 in the fifth. The win also marked head coach Holly Aprile’s 300th career victory.Louisville 7- Georgia Tech 2Redshirt senior Sidney Melton went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base and freshman Charley Butler drove in a pair of runs to back sophomore RHP Danielle Watson who tied a career high with 11 strikeouts as the Cardinals clinched the series.Louisville 11 – Georgia Tech 10In the second half of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Cardinals overcame deficits of 5-0 and 10-6 to prevail 11-10 in a game that was called at 4:25 p.m. due to travel constraints.• In a game which featured three lead changes and a tie and 21 combined runs, the Cards collected 15 hits with nine of them falling in for extra bases including three home runs and six doubles.• Louisville used a late-inning rally to take the lead for good, entering the bottom of the fifth trailing 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining before the game was called, Hensley delivered a two-out single and scored on Roby’s double to pull the Cards within a run. A wild pitch second Roby to third and Ferguson walked to put runners on the corners for Chung’s two-run double which made the score 11-10.• In the game, Roby went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run, four RBIs, freshman Rebecca Chung went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and two runs. Senior Megan Hensley went 2-for-3 with a home run and scored three runs.• Roby picked up the win, allowing six earned runs on five hits and striking out two in 3.1 innings. Hensley gave up four earned runs on one hit and struck out four in 1.2 innings. Melton and Funke in a foot race• Sidney Melton leads the team with a career-high 25 and stands third on Louisville’s single-season list, needing two more to tie Audrey Rendon (2008) for second.• She now has 58 stolen bases in her career, placing her third on Louisville’s all-time list and needs three more to move into a tie for second with Jennifer Esteban (2010-12).• Celene Funke is on Melton’s heels with 23 stolen bases and fourth among the Cardinals’ single-season leaders.• Funke recently pushed her career stolen base total to 43, good for seven on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs three more to move into a three-way tie for fifth with Candi Hicks (2004-07), and Kristin Austin (2009-12). Chung’s cannonFreshman Rebecca Chung has had a stellar rookie season offensively, but she has also made her presence known behind the plate. The catcher recently set a school record when she threw out a career-high four would-be base stealers in Louisville’s 10-9 win against No. 3/3 Florida State on April 8.• She also drove in the game-winning run against the Wildcats with a walk-off three-run doubles with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.  Louisville No. 29 in NCAA RPILouisville appears at No. 29 in the NCAA most recent RPI report released on April 21 – moving up four spots from last week.• UofL is no stranger to facing quality competition and this season is no different with 20 of its 53 games against teams in the top 40 and 10 of those in the top 20.• Below is a list of Louisville’s 2019 opponents who are included among the NCAA’s top 40 in the RPI followed by the Cardinals’ record against them this season.6. Florida State (2-1)10. Northwestern (0-3)12. Tennessee (0-1)13. Michigan (1-1)16. Kentucky (1-0)27. North Carolina – TBD28. Virginia Tech – 1-230. Missouri – 1-035. Notre Dame – 1-2 Melton on a scoring runMelton recently improved her career run tally to 145 and stands fifth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs 13 more to tie Audrey Rendon (2004-07) for fourth.• Last year, the speedy infielder led the team with 45 runs and moved into a five-way tie for ninth place among the all-time single season leaders. Hensley record WatchMegan Hensley has entered Louisville’s top career list in several categories.• Tied for first for grand slams with four, along with Lacy Wood (2003-06).• Fifth with nine career saves and needs one more to tie for fourth with Tori Collins (2009-12).• Tied for fourth in career RBI (165) with Alicja Wolny (2010-13). She needs one more to ti Katie Keller (2011-14) for third.• Fourth in career home runs (34) and needs two more to tie Melissa Roth (2007-10) for third.• Seventh in career appearances (117). Tori Collins (2009-12) stands sixth at 142.• Seventh in career games started in the circle (83). Carlisa Connell (2011-14) is sixth with 98.• Seventh in career innings pitched (522.0). Caralisa Connell is sixth with 608.0.• Seventh in career wins (50). Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 victories.• Eighth in career strikeouts (361), Aja Sherman (2002-05) is seventh with 463.• Tied for eighth in career complete games (32). Needs nine more to move into a tie for seventh with Aja Sherman (2002-05).• Tied for tenth in career complete shutouts (10). Needs three more to move into a tie for seventh with Caralisa Connell (2011-14). Up nextLouisville will hit the road to wrap up the regular season with a three-game series at NC State next weekend.last_img read more

Facebook FactChecks Fake News

first_img ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Stay on target After helping to spread fake news online, Facebook is doubling down in its efforts to fight it.For more than a year, the social network has been removing false accounts, working with fact-checkers, and promoting “news literacy.”“This effort will never be finished and we have a lot more to do,” product manager Tessa Lyons admitted. “Today, we’re announcing several updates as part of this work.”AdChoices广告Facebook introduced its third-party fact-checking program last spring, making it available in 14 countries via organizations like the Agence France Presse (AFP), the Associated Press (AP), Factcheck.org, PolitiFact, Snopes, and The Weekly Standard.The firm plans to scale to more territories by the end of this year.And, following an initial test earlier this year in France, Facebook is expanding beyond links to photos and videos.According to Lyons, that includes “those that are manipulated (e.g. a video that is edited to show something that did not really happen) or taken out of context (e.g. a photo from a previous tragedy associated with a different, present-day conflict).”That’s a lot of work for a panel of mere humans; more than a billion pieces of content are posted to the site every day. So Lyons & Co. are tapping into the power of modern technology.Machine learning, for example, can identify duplicates of debunked stories, stopping the dissemination of fake news. The company is also using Schema’s open-source Claim Review framework to respond faster to ratings, “especially in times of crisis,” Lyons wrote in an announcement.Learning from its mistakes—*cough selling ad space during the 2016 presidential election to a dodgy Russian company targeting U.S. voters cough*—Facebook will use machine learning to identify and demote foreign Pages likely to spread “financially motivated hoaxes” to people in other countries.Users can also keep an eye out for the elections research commission’s upcoming website launch, followed by its first request for proposals, “to measure the volume and effects of misinformation on Facebook,” Lyons said.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more