AfricanNova Scotian activists push for discussion about slavery reparations

first_imgHALIFAX – African-Nova Scotian organizers say it’s time for a centuries-overdue discussion about Canada’s legacy of slavery, its lasting harms on black Canadians and potential forms of reparation.“Canada is lagging behind (many countries) on the reparations issue because we haven’t had enough support from the government,” says Lynn Jones, who chairs the Nova Scotia chapter of the Global Afrikan Congress. “We’re having these conversations around the province … and if the government were in tune, the government would be doing this.”In the absence of a clear national commitment to address Canada’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, Jones says she was encouraged by a recent UN report recommending that the federal government apologize for slavery and consider issuing reparations.Representatives for federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, who is responsible for the multiculturalism portfolio, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Isaac Saney, a historian who teaches black studies at Dalhousie University, says any meaningful dialogue about reparations must begin with an acknowledgment of what he calls the “original sin” of anti-black racism in Canada — the enslavement of thousands of people of African descent between the 16th and 19th centuries.“Slavery is the dead hand that has shaped a society,” says Saney. “Slavery no longer exists, but the processes … (that) put it into motion have continued in one form or another into the present.”Slavery was abolished in the British colonies in the 1830s, but Saney says its legacy set the stage for later injustices against black Canadians — such as segregation, anti-black immigration policies and present-day social inequities — by establishing a precedent for treating people of African descent as “non-citizens.”This legacy has particular resonance for African-Nova Scotians, a “significant” portion of whom can trace their lineage back to slaves, Saney says.Jones, who has lent her voice to reparations efforts around the world, sees Nova Scotia’s history as all the more reason why the province should lead the Canadian charge for slavery reparations.She says her group has met with African-Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince to make their case, but she feels the provincial government has yet to seriously engage on the issue.Ince could not be reached for comment, but told the CBC in an email that these are complex issues that need to be discussed at all levels of government.While government officials drag their feet, Jones says, she has been working with other organizers and community members to brainstorm ideas for what reparations could look like in a Canadian context.“At the centre, there needs to be an apology, because everything kind of leads from that,” she says.Jones says the residual effects of slavery on African-Canadians have been far-reaching, and the government’s approach to redressing these harms should be just as comprehensive.She says reparations should include government efforts to support African-Canadians such as education programs, economic development, funding community initiatives, housing subsidies and criminal justice reforms.Compensation for people of African descent should be another form of reparations, says Jones, but she believes the amount should be determined on an ongoing basis.“Money is one small aspect of the whole picture,” Jones says. “How do you put a dollar on every single part of somebody’s life?”Robert Wright of the African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition says he thinks engaging in a candid discussion about Canada’s history of anti-black racism will be an essential part of the “reparations formula.”“The dialogue should not be limited to a particular objective, but should be an open dialogue that investigates the comprehensive needs of people of African descent,” says Wright, a Halifax social worker.Wright anticipates that the push for reparations will be met with some backlash from Canadians who may view it as a request for a “handout.”But white Canadians will play an important role in the reparations debate, Wright says, because in the struggle to reckon with what African-Canadians have lost as a result of slavery, the country must acknowledge what others have gained.“One could say that it was on the backs of people of African descent that the economy in North America was built,” says Wright. “Even recognizing that would go a long way.”Wright says a Canadian dialogue about the ongoing ramifications of slavery might be just as valuable as any government effort to make reparations.“Reparations might be what I would call an end point,” he says. “The process of engaging in the dialogue, people to people, is probably an even more important part.”last_img read more

Real Housewives Of Miami Star Supports PETA

first_imgConfined au naturel to a small tub, Real Housewives of Miami star Adriana de Moura stars in a provocative new ad for PETA that asks, “Could You Live in a Bathtub for 40 Years?” and explains that the orca Lolita has been imprisoned in a small tank at the Miami Seaquarium since she was captured from the wild in 1970.In addition to starring in the print ad, de Moura — whose native Brazil has completely banned the captivity of marine mammals for entertainment — sat down for a video Q&A with PETA in which she urges her fellow parents not to take their children to marine-mammal parks such as the Seaquarium.“When you take your children to a park where an animal is being kept for years in confined quarters …. in this age, where we’re supposed to be so enlightened—equality for everybody—it’s a hypocrisy,” she says. “You’re sending a message to your children that it’s OK to dominate, it’s OK to confine.”In response to a petition filed by PETA and others, the National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced that it’s considering affording Lolita the same protection that her wild family has under the Endangered Species Act. She could ultimately return to Puget Sound in a controlled release and join her 82-year-old mother, from whom she has been separated all this time.last_img read more

From Hereditary to Roma the 10 best movies of the year

first_imgHereditary, Burning, Can You Ever Forgive Me?(File/National Post) Facebook Advertisement OK, this is number 11 if you’re counting. Damien Chazelle’s look back at the events leading up to the first moon landing sometimes seems to skip from catastrophe to near disaster, with a score to match. But there are moments of sublime beauty, both visual and aural, and Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of the taciturn Neil Armstrong is perfect, as is Claire Foy as his redoubtable wife. Nicely timed, too – the Apollo landing was 50 years ago next summer.10.HEREDITARYHorror films don’t generally make top-10 lists, but see this one if you dare. Running 127 minutes without an ounce of fat, writer/director Ari Aster’s feature debut is both a dark, character-driven examination of dysfunctional family dynamics, and a terrifying ghost story. Hard to watch, hard to listen to, hard to forget. And for horror fans, not to be missed.9.A PRIVATE WARRosamund Pike perfectly embodies American war correspondent Marie Colvin in this gritty biopic expertly adapted from a 2012 Vanity Fair profile. The film captures the job’s strange mix of ego and selflessness, as well as Colvin’s alcoholism, PTSD, dedication and even moments of humour. Colvin also qualifies as one of Time’s Persons of the Year, journalists who risk and sometimes lose their lives to tell the real news. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img It’s been a weird throwback year at the movies. Leading the box office in the final days of 2018 are Black Panther and Infinity War (latest in the cinematic universe that began in 2008), Incredibles 2 (sequel to a movie from 2004), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (sixth film in the series that started in 1993), Deadpool 2 (first comic-book appearance; 1991) and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, a remake of the 1966 TV special, based on a 1957 book. Is there nothing new under the sun?Thankfully, not only were there original stories up on the screen in 2018, but they were some of the best movies of the year. Here are just 10 of them.Honourable mentions: Annihilation (Alex Garland), A Quiet Place (John Krasinksi), Design Canada (Greg Durrell), The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos), The Hate U Give (George Tillman, Jr.), Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh), Leave No Trace (Debra Granik), Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall), Prosecuting Evil (Barry Avrich), The Rider (Chloe Zhao), Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley), Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle), Widows (Steve McQueen), The Wife (Björn Runge), The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (Alison Reid) and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville).FIRST HONOURABLE MENTION: FIRST MAN Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Probe fake letter in my name: Joshi to EC

first_imgNew Delhi: Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has sought an inquiry by the Election Commission into a fake letter being circulated in his name on social media and critical of the party’s leadership and Lok Sabha poll prospects.The fake letter, addressed to another party veteran L K Advani, has been in circulation for last few days. Demanding an investigation by the poll panel, Joshi has written to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora that he has not written any such letter. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”My friends in media called me up and told me that since Sunday a letter addressed by me to L K Advani Ji has been circulated on social media. I have read the contents of it and I am attaching them with this letter. I have not sent any such letter to Advani Ji. Kindly, immediately look into the matter and find the source of the letter, through which it came to social media,” Joshi said. Both Joshi and Adavani, who are among the founders of the party, had won last Lok Sabha elections in 2014 from Kanpur and Gandhinagar, respectively, but they have not got the party tickets to fight polls this time. See P5last_img read more

Facebook: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) _ Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.88 billion.The Menlo Park, California-based company said it had net income of $2.38 per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.17 per share.The social media company posted revenue of $16.91 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $16.37 billion.Facebook shares have risen 14 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed nearly 7 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $150.09, a decrease of 20 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on FB at Associated Press read more

Reported cholera cases in Haiti rise to 72000 – UN agency

30 November 2010The number of reported cases of cholera in Haiti has risen to just over 72,000, including 1,648 deaths, the United Nations health agency said today, noting that fewer deaths are now being recorded than earlier in the epidemic, which erupted in late October. The case mortality rate now stands at 2.3 per cent, Fadela Chaib, spokesperson for the UN World Health Organization (WHO), told reporters in Geneva.There are now 40 cholera treatment centres in the country with a an average capacity of 100 to 200 beds each, Ms. Chaib said, adding that the 61 cholera treatments units – small units established in hospitals and health centres – had an average capacity of 20 beds each.Ten additional cholera treatment centres and 39 cholera treatments units are required, as well as 350 more doctors, 2,000 nurses, 2,200 support staff and 30,000 community health workers, Ms. Chaib said. The community health workers would mostly work in rural villages, where needs are greatest, she added.Meanwhile, a survey carried out among 37 aid groups providing health care by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population has identified key challenges to the cholera response, Elisabeth Byrs, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said.These include the removal of the bodies of the dead, the disposal of medical waste, the identification of sites on which to set up health centres, and a lack of trained personnel. On funding, Ms. Byrs said some $32.9 million of the $164 million humanitarian agencies are seeking for the cholera emergency has been received as of today. read more

DR of Congo UN investigates reports of massacres in troubled Ituri region

The UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) dispatched a team over the weekend to visit villages around Drodro in the Ituri region to investigate reports of massacres allegedly committed by militias against civilians in the last weeks of March and early April.”The team found 20 fresh mass graves and interviewed local leaders who reported that up to 960 people may have been killed, allegedly because they refused to support Lendu-based militia offensives,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said. He added that as MONUC continues its investigation, Secretary-General Kofi Annan was “deeply disturbed by these reports and demands that all concerned unconditionally respect the basic human rights of innocent civilians.”The spokesman also said that the reported massacres underscored the need for the local leaders to participate fully in the Ituri Pacification Committee, which has been established to find peaceful solutions in this troubled region.Meanwhile, nearly 1,100 anti-tank and land mines were destroyed on Saturday by Handicap International Experts under the supervision of the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre. The destruction, carried out at MONUC’s initiative, was the largest since the Mission’s deployment. read more

UN agencies rush to prepare Pakistani earthquake survivor camps for winter

With poor weather conditions making mountain roads impassable, UN helicopters are set to resume flights next week to remote quake-hit regions in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flights will carry building and agriculture materials to remote areas and plans to run at least five helicopters during its three-month winter operation from November until January 2007, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), which manages UNHAS.WFP already reaches one million survivors and guarantees winter food supplies for hundreds of thousands in remote mountain communities.To improve living conditions among survivors, the Norwegian Refugee Council is heading up the upgrade of 40 makeshift camps, mostly located in Muzzafarabad, Kashmir’s capital, and construction should be completed by mid-December.The massive quake in October 2005 ripped through thousands of homes, causing extensive damage, with some 600,000 rural and 30,000 urban dwellings affected across mountainous terrain stretching 30,000 square kilometres.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) expects to release a winter-needs assessment report for the region next week. read more

Markets Right Now US indexes push to new alltime highs

Markets Right Now: US indexes push to new all-time highs by The Associated Press Posted Feb 13, 2017 7:41 am MDT Last Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks continued to push higher, setting more all-time highs for major U.S. indexes.Bond yields climbed Monday, helping to send banks and other financial companies higher. Citigroup rose 2.3 per cent.Apple closed at an all-time high.In deal news, Zeltiq esthetics soared 13.2 per cent after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan, which makes Botox, for $2.5 billion.Phone companies fell after Verizon announced an unlimited data plan.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,328.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 142 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 20,412. The Nasdaq composite rose 29 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 5,763.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.43 per cent.___11:45 a.m.Stocks around the world continued to push higher, and U.S. indexes again hit records.Bond yields climbed Monday, helping to send banks and other financial companies higher. Citigroup rose 2.2 per cent.In deal news, Zeltiq esthetics soared 12.6 per cent after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan, which makes Botox, for $2.5 billion.Phone companies fell after Verizon announced an unlimited data plan.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,325.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 119 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 20,389. The Nasdaq composite rose 27 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 5,761.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.44 per cent.___9:35 a.m.Stocks extended their march further into record territory in early trading as banks and materials companies posted solid gains.Steelmaker Nucor rose 4 per cent in early trading Monday, while JPMorgan Chase gained 1.3 per cent.In deal news, Zeltiq esthetics soared 12.6 per cent after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan, which makes Botox, for $2.5 billion.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,323.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 88 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 20,360. The Nasdaq composite rose 23 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 5,758. read more

Tiger Woods Impressive In First Round Of US Open

On a course many consider the toughest test of golf ever, Tiger Woods performed like, well, Tiger Woods. The old Tiger Woods, that is, meaning he managed his way around the very difficult Olympic Club in San Francisco with aplomb, hitting a variety of shots into rock-hard greens and making enough putts to post a solid 1-under 69 Thursday.An effort like that is further evidence that Woods could be truly returning to the form that made him golf’s envy. He has not won a major championship in four year, but to trail leader Michael Thompson by just three shots after the first day is a significant step toward major No. 15.Playing with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, Woods made four birdies against three bogeys. His stretch of consecutive birdies on holes 4 and 5 moved him to 2-under. He bogeyed the next hole and parred his way in from there.Meanwhile, Mickelson and Watson blew up. The pair of lefties were all over the place, shooting 76 (Mickelson) and 78 (Watson), respectively.Woods mixed driver and irons off the tee throughout his round on a course that is not particularly long for this championship but does have some dramatically long holes, especially on the front nine.Missed birdie putts on the first and second holes — yanking the latter off the lip from about 4 feet — cost Woods. But they did not distract him.Michael Thompson, the 2007 U.S. Amateur runner-up at The Olympic Club, was outstanding Thursday, taking the clubhouse lead at minus-4. read more

Wynn reflects on championship season

Great athletes must often overcome great adversity to reach their full potential. Brandon Wynn, a junior gymnast for Ohio State, faced his biggest challenge following the 2009 season.After being ranked at the top of the nation on the rings all season, Wynn fell on his dismount in one of the qualifying events for the NCAA Championships.“Heartbreaking” is how Wynn described the incident.This season, the same story played out. Wynn was ranked No. 1 all season, and he won all 10 events that he participated in.But this time, Wynn succeeded, winning the national championship on rings in April.“It felt awesome,” Wynn said.Coach Miles Avery was proud, but not wholly surprised.“It was expected,” he said. “He gained a lot of experience through not winning (last year).”“He had the maturity of knowing he didn’t have to do anything amazing (to win), but others would,” said Avery, who has coached five other national champion gymnasts while at OSU.His experience from the 2009 season was essential for this year’s success, but Wynn’s preparation began at a young age.Unofficially, his training began in his backyard.“I had a pool and a diving board when I was a kid,” Wynn said.But formally, Wynn began with gymnastics when he was 7. When he was 12 or 13, Wynn noticed he was more focused than the other members of his class, he said.It was then that he decided to get all he could out of his abilities. Wynn said he might not be the most talented gymnast out there, but he works as hard as he possibly can.Even if competitions did not go his way, he knew that how hard he worked was an aspect of gymnastics that he could completely control.Though all his hard work has paid off in a national championship, Wynn doesn’t have much time to enjoy his victory.Wynn is traveling to Moscow to compete in the FIG World Cup on May 14 and 15.“I definitely have to look at the final goal (2012 Olympics), but I have to focus on the next event,” said Wynn, originally from Voorhees, N.J.Getting on the Olympic team depends on the decision of a committee, Wynn said.And with only five gymnasts selected to the team and six events at the Olympics, Wynn described the individual team members as “puzzle pieces.”The committee has to match the strengths and weaknesses of each gymnast to form a team, Wynn said.“I am just going to lay all my cards on the table,” he said. “That’s all you can do.”After the 2012 Olympics, Wynn is planning to retire from competitive gymnastics.He is not averse to coaching gymnastics one day, but his future career as an entrepreneur is growing quickly.Wynn, who is majoring in consumer and family financial services, is already pretty far along in starting his own business, he said.He and a few colleagues have developed a resistance band-based piece of equipment and are hoping to launch it fairly soon, along with their own nutrition and workout regimen, he said.If his gymnastics career is any indication, Wynn is likely to succeed, no matter how hard he has to work. read more

Dental nurse called a fing skankhole by Dublin Bus driver loses 75k

first_imgDental nurse called ‘a f***ing skankhole’ by Dublin Bus driver loses 75k damages claim The bus driver cursed at her for not picking up litter, a court had heard. No Comments By Ray Managh A TRAINEE NURSE who was called “a f**king skankhole” by a Dublin Bus driver has lost a €75,000 damages claim for defamation of character.Roxana Pach, of Hansted Road, Lucan, Dublin, claimed the remark meant she was a woman of low morals, promiscuous, dishonest, socially undesirable and a prostitute.Pach told the Circuit Civil Court that on the evening of 11 November 2015 she boarded a city-bound bus at Adamstown, Dublin, and was told by the driver to leave the bus and pick up some litter he said she had dropped.She was embarrassed and had refused to do so. She asked for her ticket and he just stared at her.  She had to repeat her request and he then processed the transaction.After doing so, he had called her “a f**king skank” which greatly upset her. When eventually leaving the bus at her stop, he said: “A f**king skankhole.”The driver told barrister Jeri Ward, counsel for Dublin Bus, that there had been an exchange between them regarding the dropping of litter but he denied having used the words she claimed he had.Circuit Court President, Justice Raymond Groarke, said the court was satisfied the driver had made the remarks complained of.SkankholeWard said: “In day-to-day situations, people use throwaway comments of criticism which are not meant in any defamatory manner. The bus driver got annoyed when the plaintiff refused to pick up the litter but no reasonable person would pick up the meaning of the plaintiff being a woman of low moral standing, promiscuous or a prostitute by the remarks that had been made by the driver.”Judge Groarke said Pach had thrown litter onto the ground and he had complimented the driver for having taken her to task for that conduct. He had directed her to pick up the litter and put it in a bin at the door of the bus and she had said she would not. Image: Image: I have found that he uttered the words complained of and there is no question that the words used have the potential to be grievously defamatory of a woman in particular.The question before the court was; would it be reasonable for anyone hearing those words spoken in the particular context of refusing to pick up the litter, determine Pach was a person of low moral character?Judge Groarke said he did not think so. In the real world, words were used for purposes of insult and causing offence and the words spoken by the driver had been used as a reprimand.Dismissing Pach’s claim, he said it seemed no half-intelligent person in the city of Dublin, hearing the discourse about not having picked up the litter, would conclude from it that she was an easy woman of low morals and low character.Judge Groarke, stating that the words should not have been spoken, made no order as to costs against Pach.Read: ‘It’s time political parties get off the fence on abortion’: Renua is now a pro-life party >Read: Doctor recommends Ibrahim Halawa be released from prison for ‘further medical assessments’ >center_img Apr 3rd 2017, 2:58 PM Share206 Tweet Email3 Monday 3 Apr 2017, 2:58 PM Short URL 71,010 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Missing Croydon teen found

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Missing teenage boy Max Kouvaras has been found. He was located at a friends house Thursday evening. The 18-year-old boy was reported missing after he did not attend school on Monday morning. Victoria Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this case.last_img

Veterans Day observance honors sacrifice and dedication

first_imgVeterans don’t quit serving when they leave the military; they often find new missions.That was just one of the messages when the community gathered for Friday’s Veterans Day observance.In addition to thanking Clark County’s veterans, the event also offered some emotional insights into life as a family member of someone who has served — or is serving — in the armed forces.And those identities often overlap. One of the few World War II veterans in the assembly hall drew a lot of “thank you” handshakes after the event, but that’s not why he attended; the 94-year-old was there to honor his brother, who was killed in 1942.Clark County manager Mark McCauley, the keynote speaker, spent 20 years in the Army, with a final posting that brought his family to this area. Mark and Elizabeth McCauley’s three children have benefited from being part of a military family, he said. In addition to seeing the nation and the world, “They have seen sacrifice and dedication in action.”The retired lieutenant colonel also offered a salute to three previous generations of veterans: His father was a career Air Force officer who piloted B-17s over Germany and B-29s over Korea, then flew with the CIA’s Air America operation during Vietnam War.McCauley’s grandfather was a career Navy man, and his great-grandfather “enlisted in the Union army shortly after arriving from Ireland,” the keynote speaker said.last_img read more

Neighbors recount Cowlitz deputys shooting off Kalama River Road

first_imgKALAMA — Fallert Road residents said Monday they were shocked to hear about the “senseless” shooting of a Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday night.Danielle Rowley said she moved from Rainier, Ore., to Fallert Road north of Kalama three years ago to get away from crime.“The whole reason we moved out here was to not have this sort of thing happen,” Rowley said. “(But) it’s not where you live, it’s our society now. We will have less incidents out in the country but we’re not immune.”Rowley and other residents on Kalama River Road and adjoining roads were directed to shelter in place Saturday night after Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy Justin DeRosier was shot and killed. The suspect, Brian D. Butts, died Sunday evening after a second encounter with police. Meanwhile, efforts to investigate the death of sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier and honor his life are continuing.DeRosier was checking out a disabled motorhome blocking Fallert Road when he was shot around 10 p.m.Law enforcement closed the road Saturday night through Sunday afternoon except to let residents through. Rowley said those coming in had to show identification with their address on it to access Fallert Road.Another Fallert Road resident who didn’t want to give her name said she saw the motorhome Saturday around 5 p.m. while out for a walk. She said she and her husband asked the driver not to park it on Fallert Road.last_img read more

Jürgen Klopp cant wait to play against City on Sunday

first_imgGerman manager Jürgen Klopp is eager for Sunday to come, he wants to live another entertaining night at Anfield Road against Manchester City.Sunday cannot come fast enough for German manager Jürgen Klopp, who expressed how much he wants to face Manchester City and how important this game will be to entertain fans around the world.This high profile Premier League match will air in 179 of the 193 countries that are part of the United Nations around the world, it will reach over 1 billion homes and it will be the most entertaining match of the weekend throughout European football.Both clubs are currently considered amongst the best in England alongside Chelsea, and they have a very rich history whether it’s between squads or between both managers.German manager Jürgen Klopp spoke about how important this game is for him, but also how much it means to the fans because both clubs are in Europe’s elite.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I said it a few times and I can say it again, I really think the most important thing for football — the most important job of football — is entertaining the people,” said Klopp on Friday for Liverpool’s website. “Because it’s only football, it’s nothing else. We don’t save lives, we don’t create anything, we are not good in surgeries, we are only good in football. If we would not entertain the people, why would we play it then?”“It’s not always possible unfortunately and it’s always hard work, even if we’re entertaining people, it’s especially hard work. But that’s really an important thing and that’s why we have to try to create constantly or as often as possible.”last_img read more

Miguel Sets North American Ascension Tour With DVSN

first_img Email News Twitter Miguel Announces Tour With DVSN miguel-sets-north-american-ascension-tour-dvsn The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter readies 26-date trek around the country in support of 2017’s ‘War & Leisure’Renée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 18, 2018 – 11:52 am With a bevy of artists on tour this summer, from Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Lauryn Hill, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, and Janet Jackson, Miguel didn’t want to be left out of the action.On June 18 the GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter announced he will embark on a 26-date summer tour in support of his 2017 album, War & Leisure. Dubbed The Ascension tour, Miguel will begin his latest live stint on Aug. 23 in Boston. He’ll cross through cities such as Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas before wrapping up Sept. 28 in Seattle.R&B duo DVSN have been drafted to support Miguel for the entirety of the tour. You can also catch Miguel at a handful of summer festivals, including Afropunk in New York, Made In America in Philadelphia, Hopscotch in Raleigh, N.C., Grandoozy in Denver, and Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas.If you’re anxious to fill out your summer show schedule with another GRAMMY winner, you can grab your tickets to see Miguel live starting June 22 via Miguel’s Facebook page.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Miguel Sets North American Ascension Tour With DVSN Facebook last_img read more

LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of May 6 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are a few opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Larry GilbertTuesday, May 8, 6pmThursday, May 10, 6pmRocco’s Restaurant & Bar193 Main Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, May 11, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonNOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of April 22, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 20, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

Five Reasons Why Siva Karthikeyans Kakki Sattai Might be a Hit at

first_imgKakki Sattai posterIBTimesSiva Karthikeyan’s much awaited movie “Kakkai Sattai” is set for its massive release on 27 February. The movie, which will be releasing in over 750 screens, has received entertainment tax free clean “U” certificate.Directed by Durai Senthil Kumar, the movie also has a cast of Sri Divya, Prabhu, Manobala, Vidyulekha Raman, Imman Annachi and Vijay Raaz.Here we are listing five reasons which might put this grand flick as one of the best starring Siva Karthikeyan till date.Siva Karthikeyan Screen PresenceSiva Karthikeyan’s screen presence and his charm are touted as one of the major highlights of the movie. This is very well proved by the anticipation of the audience for the movie and by the overwhelming response that he has been receiving for the trailer.The young star will portray the character of a cop in this action masala flick.Anirudh RavichanderIf there is one thing that has been much talked about throughout the promotion of the movie, it is the music composed by Anirudh Ravichander. The songs of the movie are already a hit and has received some high positive reviews from critics.The movie also has a song sung by Siva Karthikeyan and people associated with the movie believe that these songs can initiate audience to hit the theatres on its opening day itself.Return of ‘Ethir Neechaal’ Team”Ethir Neechal” is probably the biggest turning point of Siva Karthikeyan’s career and “Kakki Sattai” is made by the same team of “Ethir Neechal”, which includes Durai Senthil, Dhanush, Siva Karthikeyan and Anirudh.So, all that viewers and fans can expect from the movie is nothing less than a blockbuster because of their track record.Duration of the movieWhen it comes to an entertainer, “Kakki Sattai” is said to be a well-packed one. The makers have already announced that the movie will be nothing less than a masala action entertainer.The movie’s duration is tightly trimmed to two hours and 30 minutes, which means the audience will not have any time to get distracted, but enjoy the movie.Siva Karthikeyan-Sri Divya ChemistryThe chemistry of the lead pair is often considered to be a major ingredient for the success of any movie. When it comes to “Kakki Sattai”, Siva Karthikeyan and Sri Divya have already proved their rapport with their last release, “Varuthapadatha Valibhar Sangam”.last_img read more

Is Houston Ready For A Major League Rugby Franchise

first_img Share 00:00 /02:18 The city of Houston could soon have its very own major league rugby team next year — the Houston Strikers.As the popularity of rugby grows nationwide, could that interest translate into a growing Houston fan base?Thirty-one-year-old rugby fan and Houston engineer, Mathew Oliver, thinks so. He says the city’s diversity offers up a great backdrop for the sport.“There’s such a big ‘ex-pat’ community that gets largely driven by the energy industry,” says Oliver, “and that brings in a lot of people from countries where rugby is a bit more ingrained in the culture – people start playing at a younger age, [from] the UK, Australia or South Africa.”MICHAEL STARGHILL PHOTOGRAPHYHURT RugbyOliver co-founded the Houston United Rugby Team (also known as HURT), one of the largest social rugby clubs in Greater Houston – but when asked his thoughts about a major league rugby franchise?“I guess I just say that I’m cautiously optimistic,” states the rugger. “There’s been some different attempts in the past to form “professional” rugby leagues that have not worked out. But I’m all for anything that helps grow the sport of rugby in America and definitely a legitimate professional league can do a lot for that.”Jeremy Turner, president of the Houston Strikers, sees that growth increasing here in the city. He says Houston has hosted ‘test-run’ rugby matches for years with thousands of fans in attendance.“We’ve run five international games: one at U of H at the old Robertson Stadium and then four at the new soccer stadium, BBVA Compass,” says Turner, “and all of them have been wonderfully attended by far more people than even heard about rugby before the matches were put on.”Turner would not comment on proposed efforts to build a Houston stadium for the team.Newly-hired head coach, Justin Fitzpatrick, says with Houston’s love for their sports teams: the Texans football and the Rockets of the NBA – rugby in this city just makes sense.“American football is a derivative of rugby as is basketball,” says Fitzpatrick. “So there are many things that are unknowingly you can see and recognize in the sport of rugby. You’ve got the fast pace of basketball and collisions of football – there’s a lot to be enthralled about.”Turner says the league is working closely with international rugby organizations and using major league soccer as a benchmark.He says the Houston Strikers are one of ten teams – including teams in Dallas and Austin – signed on to the Major League Rugby group, with two more cities in other states in talks to join the league’s roster.Preseason rugby matches in Houston could begin as early as this fall. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen last_img read more