Foden ready for England – Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes young midfielder Phil Foden is ready for a call-up to the England senior national team.Foden who was part of the England youth side that were crowned champions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup back in 2017 has only featured sparingly for the Citizens so far this season but his manager believes if he wasn’t ready for a call-up, he wouldn’t be in the City first team.England senior team head coach Gareth Southgate was believed to be considering calling the youngster to his team before the September international break but opted against doing so, giving the player more time to focus on breaking into the Manchester City team.“We do our best, I do my best” said Guardiola, according to Daily Mail.“I think Phil is ready for England. He’s ready for City because he’s here. If he wasn’t ready, he wouldn’t be here. Phil’s special, his work ethic is excellent and he will have a lot of minutes this season. After that Gareth has his own decision.”jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“I don’t feel the pressure (developing Foden). I feel the pressure to win the games.”Guardiola believes Foden can become a more prominent first-team player in the future and his rapid development could provide competition for other top midfielders at the club.“He can compete with David Silva, with Gundogan, with Kevin De Bruyne when he’s fit, with Fernandinho, with the top players,” he added.“If you see the big 10-20 clubs in Europe in all the competitions, you don’t see many people playing who are 18-19 years old. Maybe one, two, three, but not too many.”last_img read more

San Diego Yelp team local restaurants help feed furloughed workers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Yelp offered a free lunch today to federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown.The restaurant and business review website hosted the lunch for up to 500 government workers at the San Diego Air and Space Museum at 2001 Pan American Plaza. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, 207 federal employees had responded that they would attend the event.Local restaurants like Lucha Libre Taco Shop, Donut Bar, El Pollo Grill and Coop’s West Texas BBQ  served food at the lunch, among several others.“We’re now in the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history,” Yelp said in a statement on its website. “There’s no sign of this thing ending anytime soon, so in the wake of all the mess, we’ve decided to gather some extremely generous local businesses together with hopes that a free meal might help 500 of you that are in need at the moment.” Updated: 5:53 PM San Diego Yelp team, local restaurants help feed furloughed workerscenter_img January 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Neighbors Learn about Impact of Building Missile Defense Site at Ft Drum

first_imgAt a public meeting last week in the village of Carthage, N.Y., residents learned about the impact establishing a possible East Coast missile defense site at Fort Drum would have on the region.The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has identified 100 acres on the southeastern corner of the post as one of three candidate locations to host ground-based interceptors designed to protect the United States from ballistic missile attacks. The other two sites are Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center, Ohio, and Fort Custer Training Center, Mich.The North Country would gain up to 600 construction jobs while the site is built over five years, and the region would gain more than 1,000 new jobs as a result, reported North Country Public Radio.Building the site would require the closure of a road in a nearby town, more military personnel and civilian workers commuting to Fort Drum would travel through Carthage, officials said.“Because we are such a robust installation, we are able to easily accommodate the missile site and as well as any additional administrative needs they have,” said Eric Wagenaar, Fort Drum’s deputy garrison commander.Julie Halperin, the installation’s spokesperson, emphasized that no decision has been made to build an East Coast missile defense site. Ground-based interceptors already are in place at sites in California and Alaska, and the Pentagon does not favor building a third site, which would have an estimated cost of $3 billion or more.“I think it’s really important in this phase of the game to realize that the Department of Defense is not asking for this. The MDA is not asking for this. They have all been mandated to study this. This is just a study between three different locations to see environmentally which one would be the best location,” Halperin said.MDA is expected to select a preferred location for the missile defense site by the end of September. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

BRAC Hiatus Wont Extend Indefinitely

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Washington, D.C. — With the Trump administration’s decision not to request additional base closures with this year’s budget submission, the Pentagon’s uphill battle to demonstrate the benefits of a new BRAC round to lawmakers has been placed on the back burner, but the discussion can be expected to return to Capitol Hill eventually. At some point, DOD will need to rebalance its infrastructure, Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the audience Wednesday at the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit. “[That] will have to occur through a BRAC,” Harrison said.That time likely could come when lawmakers realize the rising defense budget is not translating into a significantly larger force structure. The need to curb spending as the nation’s debt grows could provide a strong push in that direction as well. “Then BRAC will come back up,” Harrison said.An additional factor at play is the dispute between the Pentagon and Congress over DOD’s estimate of its excess capacity. Lawmakers, along with a recent Government Accountability Office report, have called for a more precise estimate of the military’s unused capacity. In response, defense officials point out that is only possible when Congress authorizes a new BRAC round. Both sides have a point in this standoff, but lawmakers will be hesitant to jump into a new round in the absence of better data, said Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.“It certainly helps forestall the next BRAC round,” Eaglen said.last_img read more

High On Fire Win Best Metal Performance For Electric Messiah 2019 GRAMMYs

first_img Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? High On Fire wins Best Metal Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 5:55 pm High On Fire won Best Metal Performance for “Electric Messiah” at the  61st GRAMMY Awards.”Wow what a trip. I guess first thing I’d like to do is thank these guys,” front man Mike Pike said looking at his band members, Des Kensel and Jeff Matz. “We never really needed an award for doing what we loved 21 years later, finally got this. Thank you to the Academy.”Between The Buried And Me (“Condemned To The Gallows”), Deafheaven (“Honeycomb”), Trivium (“Betrayer”), and Underoath (“On My Teeth”) were the other nominees in the category.  2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet High On Fire Win Best Metal Performance high-fire-win-best-metal-performance-electric-messiah-2019-grammys Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 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Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallerylast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Hannah Brown Graduates From University Of Alabama

first_imgTUSCALOOSA, AL — Hannah Faye Brown, of Wilmington, has received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama.UA awarded some 5,716 degrees during spring commencement May 3-5.With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Alabama via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To President’s List At University Of AlabamaIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To President’s List At University Of AlabamaIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To Dean’s List At Alabama UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

Washington driver had Pokemon Go open on eight phones at once

first_imgIs there a Pokemon named DontDoThis? Maybe there should be. On Tuesday, a driver in Washington state was found parked on the shoulder of State Route 518 in the Seattle suburb of Burien. With him were eight smartphones, all opened to the Pokemon Go app. BUSTED! More Pokemon news Gotta eat ’em all at the Pokemon Cafe 13 Photos Pokemon Go #PokemonDistraction Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. This is what was next to the driver! Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions. pic.twitter.com/tgOr16CRlm— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 14, 2019 The man put his gaming rig out of reach, and lived to play another day.But distracted driving has caused accidents before.”I can remember only one collision that we were able to confirm was caused by the driver playing Pokemon Go, (who) rear-ended another vehicle,” Johnson told me. “I am assuming there are more, but humans don’t self-report that often when we arrive at scenes to investigate.”(Hat tip to Seattle-based GeekWire for spotting this story.) Gotta soak ’em all! Pokemon Go hunter falls into pond while playing Norway’s prime minister caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament College students move one step closer to majoring in Pokemon Go Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go Pokemon Gocenter_img How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime Share your voice 1 Culture Gaming Tags Comment Trooper Rick Johnson of the Washington State Patrol told me the man wasn’t driving while he played the eight different screens — his car was parked. But the overenthusiastic gamer was informed that the shoulder of a busy highway is meant for breakdowns or flat tires or the like. Not pulling over so you can pitch Pokeballs at a Snorlax.”Sgt. (Kyle) Smith asked him to put the phones in his back seat and continue on, as the shoulder is only for emergency parking,” Johnson told me.As you can see, the driver seems well-prepped for octo-play. His phones, of varying sizes, were all nestled into what looks like a homemade foam case that holds them all steady. Each screen was open to the gaming app. last_img read more

Ola launches drive to enable sustainable livelihoods for 5 lakh women by

first_imgOla, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, on Thursday launched a drive to enable sustainable livelihoods for 5 lakh women through its social welfare arm, Ola Foundation. The foundation will focus on enabling economic empowerment for women through employment-linked skills training, financial literacy and social empowerment through life-skills education.A charitable trust set up in December 2016, Ola Foundation has been actively involved in projects related to women empowerment over the last two years. Observations, research, and interactions with women, including spouses of Ola’s driver-partners in Bangalore, have shown how active participation by women in the workforce can significantly improve the quality of life for the whole family. The foundation’s training programs so far include training in textile production and printing, financial and digital literacy programs, health awareness, and vocational skills. Ola electronic Vehicle Unit |Reuters IndiaSpeaking on the launch, Srinivas Chunduru, the mentor at Ola Foundation, said, “Women can play a transformative role in society. Ola Foundation’s vision is to provide them access to resources and opportunities to create and bring about sustainable change in their lives, their families and in turn the community at large. Our pilot programs have demonstrated that financial and social independence for women can bring about a significant improvement in the well-being of their families. We are excited to work with various partners and patrons towards our mission to build sustainable livelihoods for 500,000 women by 2025.”Ola Foundation has partnered with various organizations to deliver programs that will focus on the economic and social empowerment of women. In partnership with 2Coms, an NSDC Certified vocational training partner, the Foundation will train women with skills that would qualify them for employment that will help them become financially independent. Additionally, in partnership with Buzz India,the Foundation will also impart the fundamentals of financial literacy for women to help them increase savings and reduce dependence on debt. According to a report by the Clinton Global Initiative, children’s education was prioritised in families where women were earning members and up to 90 percent of a woman’s income was spent on children and the family.Ola Foundation has also partnered with Gram Tarang for social empowerment and life skills training with a 60-hour interactive program. This program enhances specific competencies such as communication, problem-solving, decision making, health, hygiene, and sanitation.This academically proven module helps improve self-worth and increases confidence among women leading to holistic development. Ola electric vehiclestwitterAbout Ola Foundation:Ola Foundation is a private charitable trust formed under the Indian Trusts Act. The foundation, backed by Ola (ANI Technologies), aims to enable sustainable livelihood for women across India through programs that enable financial and social empowerment.last_img read more

Boy born in Rohingya camp faces uncertain future

first_imgThis picture taken on 12 October, 2017 shows Rohingya woman Hasina Aktar (R) and her mother in law Fatema (L) with the newborn baby Mohammed Jubayed on the way to their home in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Photo: AFPThe afternoon call to prayer sounds out around the Kutupalong refugee camp as Hasina Aktar leaves the makeshift clinic where she gave birth 24 hours earlier, barely able to walk and carrying her infant son and major doubts about their future.The 20-year-old Rohingya woman and the infant Mohammed Jubayed face a life-and-death struggle, having been swept up in one of the biggest refugee crises in decades that has seen more than 530,000 Rohingya Muslims flee ethnic strife in Myanmar in the past eight weeks.Wrapped in a torn bath towel, tiny Mohammed’s skin is red with irritations caused by the heat and humidity that enshrouds the camps around the Bangladesh border town of Cox’s Bazar, where the persecuted minority have sought sanctuary.Keeping clean is a struggle and post-natal infections caused by malnutrition are rife among newborns. It is one of many threats in the teeming camps now home to the Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state where the United Nations says there may have been ethnic cleansing.In front of the clinic, Aktar can barely speak to ask where her family are.She tried to call them on her phone, but no one answered. After 30 minutes, her husband and mother-in-law arrived — held up by torrential rain.The family disappeared into the camp city, its muddy paths stinking of urine, with naked children playing in dark puddles and a dense smoke rising from nearby hills as evening dinners were prepared.- No space to stand -Aktar struggled to keep up with her husband and his mother as they headed back to the hut with a black plastic roof and mud floor that is Mohammed’s new home.There were four adults and two children already living in the cramped space where it is difficult to stand upright.Fatima, the mother-in-law, proudly cradled the infant outside as neighbours came to congratulate her. “He has already lost weight since yesterday,” she told them. Aktar seemed on the verge of collapse and went inside the hut.On returning to check on the family two days later, an AFP correspondent found the father Mohammed Reaj had gone out looking for work.He had a job as a rickshaw driver but took two days off for the birth of his son, and when he returned the owner had given the taxi to another desperate candidate.The grandmother had gone to visit relatives in the neighbouring Balukhali camp. Without money, she had to walk the seven kilometers (4.5 miles) in the heat and was not expected back until the next day.Still wrapped in the towel, Mohammed Jubayed slept on a mat in a corner of the hut among pots and pans.”When the ground hurts him, he cries,” said the mother.He vomits when taking his mother’s milk and she was also worried about the white colour of his faeces. But overall Mohammed was surviving well even though he still has no clothes.”I can only feed him four or five times a day, I just don’t have enough milk,” said the mother, still exhausted from the birth.Nur Kalima, Aktar’s three-year-old daughter, made her presence felt in the background. She wants some of the attention being given to her new brother. But Aktar has to devote her time to making a meal of rice with a little salt.Getting wood to make a cooking fire is becoming increasingly difficult. When the family first arrived at Kutupalong four months ago, they collected wood in the hills. The trees have all been razed to make way for huts and wood has to be bought with cash.It is another burden for the family with little money.Amid the hammering of new shelters being built, and the horns and queues around humanitarian food trucks making a delivery, Mohammed Jubayed slept soundly for the moment with his little fists closed.last_img read more

Red carpet rolled out as Indonesian president arrives

first_imgIndonesian president Joko Widodo. Photo: UNBA red carpet was rolled out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrived in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon on a two-day visit, reports news agency UNB.Joko Widodo arrived here at the invitation of president Abdul Hamid.On his arrival at the airport by a special flight of Republic Indonesia at 4:20 pm, the Indonesian president was received by his Bangladesh counterpart and his wife first lady Rashida Khanam.A smartly turned out contingent comprising members of Bangladesh Army, Air Force and Bangladesh Navy gave guard of honour to the Indonesian president. He was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.Cabinet members, including foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, and secretaries concerned to the president’s House, dean of the diplomatic corps, the chiefs of the three services, the inspector general of police (IGP), were present.Two tiny tots presented bouquets to president Joko and his wife Iriana Widodo.After the warm reception at the airport, the president was taken to Sonargaon Hotel in a ceremonial motorcade where he will be staying during the visit.The Indonesian president will visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district on Sunday.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali will meet the Indonesian president at Sonargaon Hotel at 6:30pm on Saturday.President Abdul Hamid will host dinner in honour of his Indonesian counterpart at Bangabhaban in the evening.On Sunday morning, the Indonesian President will visit Savar National Mausoleum to pay homage to martyrs of Liberation War.He will also visit Bangabandhu Museum at Dhanmondi to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Munibur Rahman.The Indonesian president will have official talks with prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office at 10:00am on Sunday.President Widodo will leave for Cox’s Bazar to meet Rohingyas at 12:10pm. He will leave Cox’s Bazar for Dhaka at 4:15pm.President Widodo will leave Dhaka for Afghanistan on Monday morning at 9:00am.The Indonesian president will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues, including the Rohingya one, during his Bangladesh visit.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited Indonesia in 2015 and 2017, and invited the Indonesian president to visit Bangladesh.In September last, Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi visited Dhaka and discussed the Rohingya issues.last_img read more

Kill Obamacare now replace later Trump asks Republicans

first_imgU.S. President Donald Trump looks down while speaking to reporters about healthcare during an energy policy discussion with leaders of American Indian tribes and U.S. governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2017. REUTERSUS president Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as the target for rewriting legislation for a simultaneous repeal and replacement of extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people.The deadline seemed unlikely to be met given that most senators had left Washington ahead of next week’s recess, without agreement on a clear direction for the healthcare bill, and Trump’s tweet did not appear to gain political traction.Financial markets showed little reaction to Trump’s suggestion, with the benchmark S&P 500 index edging about 0.15 percent higher on the day. Shares of most health insurers gained fractionally while hospital stocks were little changed.Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!”The White House said later that Trump was still “fully committed” to pushing the Republican draft healthcare bill through the Senate, although it was looking at every option for repealing and replacing Obamacare.“The president hasn’t changed his thinking at all,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.The current Senate legislation would repeal parts of Obamacare, roll back its expansion of the Medicaid government healthcare program for the poor, eliminate most of Obamacare’s taxes and replace Obamacare insurance subsidies with a system of tax credits to help individuals buy private health insurance.Conservative and moderate Republicans have spent recent days pushing and pulling the bill in opposite directions as Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell sought common ground. Moderates want more equity for low-income Americans, while conservatives are fighting to loosen insurance regulations.Shortly before his January inauguration, Trump urged lawmakers to repeal and replace Obamacare at the same time. Congressional Republicans had considered earlier this year first repealing, then replacing Obamacare, but backed away after some lawmakers protested that that approach could create a gap in insurance coverage for millions.On Friday, Republican senator Ben Sasse who had suggested that Congress first repeal Obamacare and then replace it, tweeted: “Glad you agree, Mr. Pres.” Conservative Senator Rand Paul also backed the idea.But others on Capitol Hill sounded annoyed. A senior Senate Republican aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that if lawmakers had been able to get the votes for repealing Obamacare first, then replacing it, “senators would have done that in January. It doesn’t have the votes, and it’s a waste of valuable time to discuss it.”Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, said the lawmaker would not support the strategy. McConnell’s spokesman declined to comment on Trump’s tweet.A senior House of Representatives Republican, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, said in an interview for CSPAN’s “Newsmakers” program that lawmakers’ goal should continue to be “not simply repealing but to start to put into place the elements that can make healthcare affordable.”last_img read more

Dengue claims life of yet another student

first_imgDengue claims another life in ShariatpurA college student has died of dengue fever in Gosairhat, Shariatpur on Sunday.The deceased, Dadon Laskar, 25, from Machhuakhali of Idilpur union in Dadon upazila of the district worked as a hotel manager in Dhaka. He was a student of Gosairhat Government Shamsur Rahman University College.According to his family, Dadon got fever on 15 August while in Dhaka and later he went to his village on 22 August. After getting admitted to the local upazila health complex he was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne fever.Dadon was referred to Shariatpur Sadar Hospital as his condition deteriorated, said Ibrahim Khalil, upazila health complex resident physician. He died on the way to the hospital around 8:30pm.“We’re poor. My son had a job as a hotel manager,” said the grieving father Jamal Hossain Laskar, “We didn’t realise that he may die just from fever.” Laskar came to Shariatpur from Dhaka when he was already affected by dengue, Shariatpur civil surgeon Khalilur Rahman said adding, 381 people were affected by dengue in the district. He claimed that things have improved with the number of patients decreasing.With the latest death, the number of dead from dengue rose to four in the district.Earlier, Barsha Akther, 28, a school teacher from Jajira, Italy immigrant Hafsa Lipy from Bhedorganj and Suraiya Akhter from Damuda also died of the fever.last_img read more

After Harvey One Family Found Some Unusual Housemates

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Laura Isensee | Houston Public MediaYES Prep teacher Erica Kang took in her student Bitia Alanis and her family after Hurricane Harvey.This holiday season, many Hurricane Harvey survivors are still living with friends or family, as they try to rebuild or find new homes.But some have found even more unusual housemates.After Harvey hit, Bitia Alanis and her family bunked up with her uncle until his two-room duplex proved too cramped. So they moved back to their flooded Pasadena home before it was repaired.“And so it was already moldy. Things were really smelly. Everything felt really sticky,” Bitia recounted.Then her teacher Erica Kang at YES Prep Southeast found out their living situation.“And when she told me that, I was like, ‘You guys should not be staying at that house!” Kang said.And where did they move? To Kang’s house in Timbergrove: Bitia, her two younger brothers and her parents. Kang said that after Harvey, she and her fiance knew they wanted to take in another family.“If a person has the means to help, then they should. And so that’s what I did,” Kang said.They’ve all settled into a new normal, for now. Kang now takes Bitia and one of her brothers to school. And Bitia said that she’s feeling better emotionally after the flood.“Just being able to be in a space where things were normal and things were OK made me feel a lot more safe because I had already been invaded in by water,” Bitia said.Her family hopes to move back to their home in the spring. 00:00 /00:59 X Sharelast_img read more

Houston Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Event Highlights Educational Strides By Latinas

first_imgPhoto: Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce via Twitter (@HispanicHouston)From left to right: Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia; New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Laura Murillo during the 2018 edition of the Women’s Leadership Conference, held in Houston on March 15, 2018.The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) held its annual Women’s Leadership Conference Thursday and the event highlighted the strides Hispanic women are making in education.The conference included several sessions were data about the growth of the Hispanic female population in the United States and the gains in terms of educational attainment were discussed.According to a study that the data analytics company Nielsen released last year, the Hispanic female population in the U.S. grew 37 percent between 2005 and 2015, compared to 2 percent in the same time period for their non-Hispanic Anglo counterparts, and 11 percent for total women in the U.S.As of 2015, 41 percent of Hispanic women 25 and older had completed some college or had obtained an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Graduate Degree, also according to Nielsen’s study.Additionally, while the total number of female majority-owned firms grew 27 percent during the last five years, Hispanic female majority-owned firms grew in number by more than 682,000, or 87 percent, during the same period.For Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the HHCC, the progress made in the field of education is good news, but there are still areas in which minority women need to continue making gains, such as wage parity.This year’s conference and expo congregated more than 700 attendees and Murillo underscored the growth the event has experienced since it started four years ago with about 150 attendees.“We are really embracing diversity, we embrace women and they know it, so they keep coming back and they’re bringing people with them,” said the HHCC president and CEO.Photo: Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce via Twitter (@HispanicHouston)The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) held its annual Women’s Leadership Conference Thursday and the event highlighted the strides Hispanic women are making in education.During the event –which included an expo featuring HHCC’s partners, as well as small businesses and regional service providers— Lisa Shumate, associate vice president and general manager at Houston Public Media (HPM), was recognized with the ‘Outstanding Service & Leadership’ award for housing the staff and operations of KHOU-Channel 11, Houston’s CBS affiliate, at HPM after Hurricane Harvey flooded the television station in the summer of 2017.Special award to @HoustonPubMedia’s Lisa Shumate from @KHOU on behalf of @HispanicHouston today. #hispanichouston #womeninbiz #hhcc pic.twitter.com/LgQs8sfiP5— Hispanic Houston (@HispanicHouston) March 15, 2018The event also featured Murillo interviewing Susana Martinez, who is the Governor of New Mexico and is the first Hispanic woman to hold a governorship in the United States. Sharelast_img read more

Las Vegas Star Wars VR Experience Tickets Now on Sale

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Tickets for The Void’s “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” virtual reality (VR) experience in Las Vegas went on sale this week, as the location-based VR attraction is preparing to open its doors at the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes on April 27.“Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” is the latest multi-player VR experience by The Void, which pioneered these kids of location-based VR attractions over the past few years. In the new experience, up to 4 players get to roam freely across a stage with real props, outfitted with special VR helmets that incorporate an Oculus Rift VR headset, backpacks with mobile PCs for a untethered VR experience, vests for tactile feedback and VR guns to fight against the empire.The experience was produced together with ILMxLab, Disney’s R&D lab for immersive media. Both companies first brought the experience to Void locations at Disneyland Florida and Anaheim, as well as the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. and Westfield in London. In Vegas, they now hope to bring location-based VR to an even bigger crowd.“Las Vegas is the experience capital of the world, and we are excited to bring a brand new, fully immersive location-based experience to the local market and out-of-town visitors,” said The Void CEO Cliff Plumer in a statement. “The power of The Void will allow guests to step into ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ and not only see this spectacular world, but also hear, feel, touch and even smell as they realize they are a part of this incredible story.”last_img read more

Dylan Byers Jumps to NBC News MSNBC From CNN

first_imgA CNN spokesman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.TV-news outlets continue to woo big-name TV anchors, as NBC News did in 2017 when it lured Megyn Kelly from Fox News Channel. But TV isn’t the only screen on which these news stalwarts compete, and Byers’ hire suggests there is also a market in experts who can lend voice to coverage of a juicy niche that can attract attention via digital formats. To be sure, Byers has been on TV, but he’s never served as a regular anchor on CNN’s schedule.NBC News has made noise before about covering the shifting terrain of the media and entertainment industries. In September of last year, NBC News said it would launch a digital “vertical” devoted to media coverage and hired former New York Post reporter Claire Atkinson as a senior editor to guide the effort.  NBC News has posted dispatches looking at everything from ESPN to Amazon to the recent corporate chaos at CBS Corp., and has launched a blog, but the larger effort appears as yet unrealized.“Pacific,” though less than a year old, has begun to gain traction in some circles. A suggestion in one recent edition that politicians who might campaign against President Donald Trump hire their own executive producers, as Trump has with former Fox News co-president Bill Shine, got passed around after Byers suggested it August 13. But there have been missteps as well. On August 1, Byers told readers in the hours before CBS Corp.’s most recent earnings discussion with investors that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves “is prepared to address the recent allegations of sexual misconduct, as well as the legal battle with Shari Redstone over the future of the company” that have been in the news as of late, citing an anonymous source.  Listeners to that call were told in its opening minutes that CBS executives would not discuss those subjects. Dylan Byers, a regular journalistic presence on the media and technology beats in recent years, is jumping to NBC News and MSNBC from CNN. Byers is expected to join the NBCUniversal-owned news outlets next month.The jump marks a blow of sorts to CNN, for which Byers in March launched a newsletter called “Pacific” that covered the convergence of technology and entertainment from Los Angeles. Byers joined CNN in 2015 after serving stints at Politico and Adweek. He graduated from Bard College. At NBCU, he is expected to cover media, Silicon Valley and Hollywood.“The impact of big tech is far-reaching – changing our culture, politics, commerce and much more. Naturally, Dylan will focus on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Netflix, but he’ll also keep a sharp eye on emerging players,”said NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a memo to staffers. “His work will appear across all our television and digital platforms, including the newly redesigned Tech & Media vertical on NBCNews.com, and he will of course continue his essential newsletter.” Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

FilMart Indias No Pain Secures Accelerated China Release With iQIYI EXCLUSIVE

first_imgThe film was produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the former head of Disney and UTV in India, whose RSVP Pictures has quickly established itself as a major force in Indian cinema. Its “Surgical Strike” has recently grossed $44 million in India and international markets, and has also been picked up by Autumn Sun for international sales.“We see more movies without the traditional song and dance numbers,” said Karan Shan of co-producer One World Movies. “Indian cinema is finding new audiences everywhere in Asia, it is like a new wave, with China being a major landing ground.”“Buyers immediately reacted to the ‘The Man Who Feels No Pain,’ the style and feel of the film was so retro-chic that it just resonates a whole new Indian cool that is simply irresistible,” said Autumn Sun founder Elliot Tong. “We had multiple offers in almost every major Asian territory and we know we had a smash hit in our hands.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Indian action film “The Man Who Feels No Pain” has been picked up for a premium streaming release in China by iQIYI. The deal was arranged by Hong Kong sales agent Autumn Sun Company.The collaboration is a first of its kind for both sides. As the exclusive distributor in China, iQIYI is entitled to release the film on its streaming platform two weeks after the theatrical release in India. The Chinese giant is also offering a revenue-sharing business model which generates profit for the producers as the hit rate mounts. Indian films earned over $300 million at the Chinese box office last year, but most success has attached to social drama and certain star vehicles. The variable results have encouraged distributors to experiment.“Pain” was directed by Vasan Bala and debuted last year at the Toronto festival. It begins its India and international theatrical debut this week (March 21), with day and date theatrical releases in India, Australia and New Zealand. Outings in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong follow shortly after.last_img read more

CID arrests 2 Bangladeshi nationals for intrusion

first_imgKolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested two Bangladeshi nationals from near the Indo-Bangladesh border at Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday night. Acting on specific information, a team of CID’s Barasat unit raided the area and arrested the duo. They are originally residents of Khulna. During interrogation, the investigators came to know that they were trying to go to Mumbai. The CID officials are yet to ascertain their real motive behind illegally intruding into the country. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe duo has been identified as Urmi Seikh and Nayeem Seikh. Both are teenagers. The investigating officials are also probing to know if the duo was a part of any international smuggling racket. They are looking into the possibilities of the duo being involved with any anti-national activities.After being interrogated, the two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested on charges of illegally intruding into the country. During the investigation, CID had been trying to know if the accused had any past record of entering into the country illegally from Bangladesh, or if they have any connection with the extremist groups operating from Bangladesh.last_img read more

JSW Cement inaugurates railway siding at Salboni for cargo

first_imgKolkata: JSW Cement has inaugurated a railway siding to cater to the incoming and outgoing cargo of its 2.4 MTPA cement manufacturing unit at Salboni in West Bengal. The 6.5 km-long railway siding will connect the manufacturing unit to the main railway line between Godapiasal and Salboni, the company said in a statement today. “In cement business, logistics accounts for 30-35 per cent of the cement cost and to be cost effective, we are continuously working on various levers to reduce this cost. “This railway siding is a step in this direction. Access to markets in the east would be economically feasible,” JSW Cement managing director Parth Jindal said in the statement. The state-of-the-art manufacturing unit produces eco-friendly PSC cement for the eastern markets including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and northern Orissa.last_img read more