Rabat – As part of their royal visit to Morocco, the duke and duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan Markle, will visit the Atlas Mountains on Sunday.In an article shared by UK Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly, the British outlet Royal Central has revealed details about their visit this weekend.The duke and duchess will arrive at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport on Saturday evening, where they will be welcomed by Reilly and his wife. The royal couple will also observe a Guard of Honor at the airport.The prince and Markle will then head to the Atlas Mountains on Sunday to visit Asni, a small town in the High Atlas mountains 50 kilometers south of Marrakech.Yesterday, Reilly posted an Instagram post from the region with a caption to express his excitement for the visit of the royal family.Read Also: Prince Harry and Pregnant Meghan Markle to Visit Morocco in February“The sun rises on the #Atlas mountains and is the last day before the arrival of the #RoyalVisitMorocco,” he said.Mountains look absolutely amazing today. Wish I was up there amongst them. Still, preparing for the #RoyalVisitMorocco is a pretty good alternative https://t.co/QnowlNyBMR— Thomas Reilly (@TSAReilly) February 22, 2019He added that “the weather is nice and the mountains are beautiful with their snow caps.”The embassy of the UK in Morocco shared some tweets about the visit and its itinerary, emphasizing that the royal family will discuss several issues and cultural aspects during their visit.The spokesperson of UK in Middle East and North Africa, Alyson King, said that “Caftan, Couscous and Fez ancient souks” are among the assets that “the beautiful Morocco with rich culture” is famous for.#القفطان والكسكس وأسواق #فاس العتيقة..من بين ما يشتهر به #المغرب الجميل ذو الثقافة الغنية..ثقافة سيطلّع عليها عن قرب #الأمير_هاري وعقيلته #ميغان في زيارة لهما تبدأ يوم السبت المقبل.ترقبونا هنا وعلى #إنستغرام @natiq_britanee لمعرفة المزيد عن هذه الزيارة #زيارة_ملكية_المغرب pic.twitter.com/hpGKV5cfvi— AlysonKingUK (@AlysonKingUK) February 21, 2019King continued, saying it was “a culture that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will explore closely in a visit that will start on Saturday.”The spokesperson added that “education and women and youth empowerment” are also among the topics which will be discussed during the royal visit.التعليم وتمكين المرأة والشباب في بناء #المغرب الحديث، والتركيز على كيفية استخدام التقاليد للمساعدة في الإنتقال إلى الحداثة, مواضيع تتضمنها زيارة #الأمير_هاري وعقيلته #ميغان إلى المغرب يوم السبت المقبل. المزيد #بالفيديو على حساب #إنستغرام @natiq_britanee #زيارة_ملكية_المغرب pic.twitter.com/nmSfDFCPeL— AlysonKingUK (@AlysonKingUK) February 21, 2019During their visit to Asni, Harry and Meghan will visit Education for All boarding houses, a Moroccan NGO, according to Royal Central.“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will meet some of those staying at the boarding houses as well as those teaching them while Meghan will also take part in a henna ceremony.”Prince Harry and Meghan will then head on Sunday evening to Rabat for an official reception at the residence of the British ambassador.On their third day, Monday, the royal couple will also visit the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports in Rabat, the Villa des Ambassadors restaurant for a cooking class on traditional Moroccan cuisine, and the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat.
The donation, the latest from the IKEA Social Initiative, will go towards projects aimed at improving the health and survival of tens of millions of women and children in some of India’s most deprived areas.In India, one woman dies every seven minutes from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth and nearly one million newborn babies die every year, UNICEF said in a news release announcing the donation. The agency noted that India is home to almost 40 per cent of all malnourished children worldwide, with a record 25 million children under five years old suffering from wasting and 61 million children stunted due to malnutrition.The donation from the IKEA Social Initiative will allow UNICEF to support local and national government-led health, nutrition, clean water and sanitation projects, including those providing infants with immunizations and vitamin A supplements, as well as programmes advocating breastfeeding and the importance of nutritious food for children under the age of 24 months.“The resources being provided will allow us to implement critical long-term programmes that seek to improve child survival, development and protection,” said Karin Hulshof, UNICEF India Country Representative in New Delhi. “IKEA Social Initiative has chosen to concentrate its long-term commitments on South Asia, where the needs of children and women are great, and where IKEA has long business experience,” added Ms. Hulshof.UNICEF, IKEA and the Government of India created a partnership in 2000 to tackle the root causes of child labour in the carpet belt of India, including debt, poverty, the lack of access to education, disability and ill health.As a result, some 80,000 children in the state of Utter Pradesh who were unable to attend school have been able to get an education, and around 140,000 children and 150,000 women have been immunized against infectious diseases. Roughly 22,000 women have created their own employment opportunities through self-help groups supported by the partnership’s programmes.The IKEA Social Initiative has become UNICEF’s biggest corporate partner, with total commitments of more than $180 million from 2000 to 2015.“The IKEA Social Initiative makes a serious corporate commitment toward improving the living conditions in countries where it is working,” said Saad Houry, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director. “IKEA’s investment in children’s wellbeing, despite the downturn in the global economy, sets a high standard for corporate partnership,” added Mr. Houry. 23 February 2009United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiatives supporting some of the poorest people in India are set to receive a $48 million boost from Swedish retail giant IKEA, the agency announced today, coinciding with the day of International Corporate Philanthropy.
TORONTO — Air Canada plans to launch its new low-cost airline Tuesday in Toronto.The company gave few details but promised more information would be released at the event.[np_storybar title=”WestJet looking to cut costs as ‘cushion’ over Air Canada shrinks” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2012/12/06/westjet-looking-to-cut-costs-as-cushion-over-air-canada-shrinks/”%5DWestJet Airlines Ltd. estimates that up to two-thirds of the historic cost advantage it had enjoyed over Air Canada has been wiped out by the newfound flexibility its larger rival has been granted in an arbitrated labour agreement with pilots and a gradual increase in the Calgary carrier’s own costs.Continue reading. [/np_storybar]Air Canada executives will be on hand and the company will also host a vacation giveaway in Toronto’s downtown Yonge-Dundas Square.The unnamed discount carrier will focus on leisure destinations in the United States and Caribbean and some routes in Europe.It will begin operations with two Boeing 767-300ER and two Airbus A319 aircraft that will be released from Air Canada’s mainline fleet.Additional planes will be added as Air Canada starts to take delivery of new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in 2014, ramping up to 50 planes.Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline and the 15th largest airline in the world, serving more than 33 million passengers last year.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making his strongest defence yet of his government’s decision to allow a Chinese telecom giant to take over a Canadian satellite technology company.Trudeau says an initial government review of the takeover, required under federal law, unearthed no significant national security risk and didn’t require any further reviews, allowing the deal to be allowed to proceed.He insists his government would never approve any foreign takeover if there is even a hint of concern that it would harm national security.Norsat International shareholders vote to approve Hytera Communications dealWhy Ottawa should have red-flagged — not approved — Chinese takeover bid for satcom firm NorsatHytera Communications Co. Ltd. is set to take over Vancouver-based Norsat International Inc., which supplies materials to the American military and Canada’s NATO partners.The deal has been the focus of a debate over national security risks and the federal government’s willingness to approve a Chinese takeover of a Canadian technology company.Opposition MPs have repeatedly raised concerns about the takeover and there is unease among congressional representatives in the United States about allowing the Chinese firm to have access to sensitive defence technology.
“I am aware that not everyone is convinced that peace is the best option for Colombia. But it is clear that peace is the best – the only – option,” said Flavia Pansieri, who travelled to Bogotá, Putumayo and Cauca where she met with authorities, ministers, representatives of civil society, as well as women, indigenous, afro-descendants and peasant organizations. These groups have suffered disproportionately from Colombia’s protracted conflict, Ms. Pansieri said at a press conference. “They tell us stories of suffering and abuses they have suffered, not just because of the conflict, but because of a system that has historically discriminated and dispossessed them.” During the armed conflict, over seven million victims suffered large-scale violations of human rights and humanitarian law, the Deputy rights chief stated, stressing the importance of special mechanisms of transitional justice. Now the State must increase attention to the rights of these groups – including basic rights, which are enjoyed in the richer parts of this country.“In a modern Colombia there cannot be indigenous or Afro-descendant children who die of easily preventable illnesses, or because the water they drink is polluted with toxic waste produced by uncontrolled mining,” Ms. Pansieri said. She also praised the dialogue initiatives which are taking place throughout the country, 46 of which the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is participating in. She emphasized the importance of the “unique consultation mechanism,” which allows all parties to understand each other’s needs and perspectives. “People have the right to defend human rights and I want to stress the direct responsibility of the State in creating a climate of protection, in which these terrible acts become unacceptable. The best way to ensure this is through the investigation, prosecution and punishment of those who threaten and attack human rights defenders,” she said. In discussions with different authorities on the progress made in prosecutions for extrajudicial executions carried out to inflate statistics on combat killings –what became known as ‘false positives’ – she urged the Ministry of Defence to support the investigation, prosecution and sanction of these crimes.“Ending impunity for ‘false positives’ will ensure that victims’ rights are recognized and that these crimes will not be repeated anywhere in Colombia,” Ms. Pansieri said. “I would like to insist on the need for Colombia to act in line with human rights standards, which ensure respect for human rights and legitimacy in the use of force.” These mechanisms can help ensure, in a comprehensive manner, not only justice but also truth, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition. There is an imperative need for Colombia to develop judicial and non-judicial measures to help society deal with the human rights and international humanitarian law violations of the past. While commending the current Government’s commitment to truth, justice and reparation for victims, she also insisted on the need for more coordination and cooperation mechanisms between State institutions. “I also call on the Government to pay special attention to the demobilization and reintegration of girls and boys, preferably through a plan of action that will address the grave violations committed against them,” Ms. Pansieri said. The international community has a major responsibility to accompany this process, she said, welcoming the international community to continue assisting the country in the promotion and protection of human rights, with the aim of achieving sustainable and lasting peace. “I am conscious of the enormous challenges that exist. But I am convinced that with the participation of all sectors of society, a better future is guaranteed for Colombia for this generation and the next,” she said.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKuru Kururu man remanded for possession of cannabisApril 18, 2016In “Court”Man accused of trafficking 17 grams of cannabis remandedNovember 14, 2018In “Court”Linden passengers charged with possession of marijuanaMay 26, 2015In “Crime” A Linden teenager, who is expected to sit examinations, along with a taxi driver on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan after they were charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Michael Bascom, 41, of Phase One, Linden Housing Scheme and 18-year-old Reva Bovell, of Obama Drive, pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to them.The court heard that the duo on May 9, at Linden/Soesdyke Highway trafficked 11.832 kilograms of cannabis which they had in their possession.In an application for bail, Attorney-at-law, Clyde Forde, explained to the Court that his teenage client is expected to write the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams in June.Forde added that on the day in question, Bovell entered Bascom’s taxi at Obama Drive in Linden with nothing but her purse, however, the vehicle was intercepted at the Soesdyke junction by CANU officers and the drugs were found in the car but not in his client’s possession.Bascom was not represented.CANU prosecutor, Kunyo Sandiford informed the court that there are oral and written caution statements by the defendants, linking them to the drugs.Sandiford objected to bail being granted citing the seriousness of the matter.They were both remanded and the matter was adjourned until May 24.
Selestat pulled a surprise in the 8th round of the LNH, in which Montpellier was expected to finally win comfortably as they had Gajic, Tej and Karabatic back in the team. With a 30:30 at home, Selestat continued the agony of Montpellier that started with the betting scandal that kept some of the players away from the playing field and which reflected itself with the teams results. Dragan Gajic had 11 goals, Issam Tej 10, and Nikola Karabatic 6 goals – but all this was not enough for the victory. Petrenko and Pesic had 5 goals each for Selestat.This puts not Montpellier on the 5th place with 10 points, 6 less than Paris HC (8 games, 8 wins). gajickarabaticMontpellierpesicpetrenkoselestattej ← Previous Story Champions League (W): Oltchim, Gyori and FTC keep 100% record Next Story → Markus Richwien (Fuchse Berlin) out until at least end of year
← Previous Story Isabelle Gullden to stay in Bucharest until 2019! Next Story → RECORD: 56 teams at Beach Handball EURO 2017 in Croatia One of the most interesting matches in European handball, clash of two EX-EHF CL winners – RK PPD Zagreb and RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko called “Balkan Classico” will be decisive in the race for the last place at VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16. Two teams will meet at Arena Zagreb on Thursday (19.00) with clear aim to catch the last train for knock-out stage.Currently, Slovenian champions from Celje are two points ahead, but win of home team with three goals and more (even with two but with less goals than 28:30) will promote PPD Zagreb in the rival of the third team from Group A in Last 16. However, the partybreakers could come from Kristianstad, as Swedish champions need a point or two in Skopje against Zagreb to qulify ahead of Balkan teams.Of course, I would like to repeat performance from our last win over Rhein Neckar Lowen, but it will be extremely tough to do it in Zagreb. That match will bring enormous pressure as it is the most important point of the season. However, we have to do 100% of our strentgh to prepare ourselves to win. We raised level of form which is now much closer to the one which demands our coach Branko Tamse. With a victory in Zagreb all our efforts would be paid – said RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko left back Borut Mackovsek.PHOTO: Slavko Kolar
MORE THAN 47 per cent of Irish respondents to a new Eurobarometer survey said they were prepared to spend more on groceries or other products from developing countries.While 52 per cent said that tackling global poverty should be one of the Government’s main priorities.InterviewsFrom over 1000 interviews in Ireland, 85 per cent of people said that it was important to help people from developing countries.Ireland saw the highest increase in people who think that we should increase aid to developing countries beyond what is already promised at 13 per cent – up 6 percentage points since the 2012 survey. This is slightly above the EU average of 11 per cent.A further 43 per cent of Irish respondents think that we should keep our promise to increase aid to developing countries, while 22 per cent – up 4 points from last year’s survey, think we should reduce aid to developing countries as we can no longer afford it.The results show that people believe that every individual can play their part in tacking poverty and that it can have a positive influence on people:Only 7 per cent of those surveyed said they were aware of the Millennium Development Goals:If you can’t see these images please click here.Read: Ireland has reduced the number of early school leavers, Eurostat finds>Read: Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union>
THE NUMBER OF Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million — nearly half of Syria’s population of 22 million — United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said.In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban said that a total of 4.7 million Syrians are now in areas that are “difficult or impossible” for humanitarian workers to reach, including 241,000 in besieged areas.That’s an increase from the previous estimate of 3.5 million people. The report warned that advances made by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq would only further worsen the situation in Syria.“Efforts to expand humanitarian assistance to those most in need have been met with continued delays and obstruction,” the report said.“Far from improving access, new procedures rolled out two months ago have resulted in more delays and reduced the reach of humanitarian partners further.”Of the 10.8 million total people in need of aid — a 17 percent, or 1.5 million increase from previous estimates — about 6.4 million are internally displaced.An estimated 160,000 people have been killed in the conflict.The report comes as Western powers work toward a new Security Council resolution that would guarantee the delivery of aid.But in a letter to the UN Security Council, dated Wednesday, the Syrian mission warned it would consider any enforced cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid without prior agreement from Damascus as an “attack” on the state.The letter, signed by Syrian and Arab lawyers, warned that the state must give consent for imports of any humanitarian aid.“Importing aid in coordination with terrorist organizations and without consultation with the Syrian state would amount to an attack on the Syrian state,” said the letter.It claimed it could be used as a “pretext for aggression.”Syria opposes the delivery of cross-border aid that would send supplies directly to areas held by the armed opposition in its more than three-year brutal civil war.© – AFP 2014Read: ‘I will be home soon, son’: Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father’s Day
ROBOTS AND ARTIFICIALLY intelligent devices will take over many jobs now done by people, and experts are divided as to whether their spread will do human society more good than harm.The Pew Research Center said experts see a growing role for self-driving cars, delivery drones, robotic workers, smartphone-based assistants and even algorithmic journalism by 2025.But they are divided on whether these technological advances will be helpful, with 48% of respondents to Pew’s survey saying they will destroy jobs and increase income inequality.Nevertheless, a slim majority said the technology will take over undesirable tasks and generate new kinds of human employment.The report is not based on a randomised poll sample, but instead on an opt-in survey of people deemed experts or affiliated with certain organisations, taken between November 2013 and January 2014.Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Internet Project, said experts see “the accelerating displacement of work that can be done more efficiently and cost-effectively” by robots.This means “a transformation of labour, especially in the fields of transportation, fast food and medicine; freedom from day-to-day drudgery that allows people to define work in a more positive and socially beneficial way.”But Rainie said many see this as leading to “a shrinking of the middle class and expansion of the ranks of the unemployed.” “Worry less about losing your current job & more about the job you will never be offered in the future” – Paul Saffo http://t.co/rAa80ACXES— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) August 6, 2014 Stowe Boyd, lead researcher at GigaOM Research, said the growing use of autonomous vehicles will take away important jobs for men such as truck and taxi drivers.“An increasing proportion of the world’s population will be outside of the world of work – either living on the dole, or benefiting from the dramatically decreased costs of goods to eke out a subsistence lifestyle,” he said.“The central question of 2025 will be: What are people for in a world that does not need their labour, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?’” In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 robots in the standard platform division compete at the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesJustin Reich at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, said, robots and artificial intelligence “will increasingly replace routine kinds of work – even the complex routines performed by artisans, factory workers, lawyers, and accountants.”Others were optimistic such as JP Rangaswami, chief scientist for Salesforce.com.“The very nature of work will have changed radically by 2025, but only in economies that have chosen to invest in education, technology and related infrastructure,” he said.Some classes of jobs will be handed over to the ‘immigrants’ of AI and robotics, but more will have been generated in creative and curating activities as demand for their services grows exponentially.Vint Cerf, chief Internet evangelist for Google, said: “Historically, technology has created more jobs than it destroys and there is no reason to think otherwise in this case. Someone has to make and service all these advanced devices.”The report is based on views from nearly 1,900 respondents selected by Pew because of their background.They were affiliated to think tanks; companies including Cisco Systems, British Telecom and Microsoft; universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; news organisations and activist groups such as the Electronic Privacy Information Center.- © AFP, 2014Read: Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility? > Source: Pew Research Center/Twitter The race between automation and human work is won by automation, and as long as we need fiat currency to pay the rent/mortgage humans will fall out of the system in droves as this shift takes place. ‘Automation is Voldemort’“Automation is (the ‘Harry Potter’ villain) Voldemort: the terrifying force nobody is willing to name,” said Jerry Michalski, founder of Relationship Economy eXpedition, a think tank of corporate executives.
In November of last year, Palmer-Tomkinson said that she had been diagnosed with the brain tumour in the pituitary gland the previous January, and that it had cleared following treatment.During the 1990s and 2000s, Palmer-Tomkinson regularly made headlines for her hard partying, exhibitionist streak, and high-profile cocaine addiction.She was also a newspaper columnist and television personality, speaking candidly about her battle with drugs and her health problems — including in recent months, her tumour.Her funeral will be held on Monday 27 February.With reporting from AFPRead: British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has died aged 45 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died on 8 February Tara Palmer-Tomkinson ‘did not have a brain tumour’ and died from a perforated ulcer Palmer-Tomkinson had been diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. 48 Comments 2/5 Today the Coroner’s report states that Tara died of naturalcauses – a perforated ulcer. She did not have a brain tumour. pic.twitter.com/ccU3Ua4SPY— Santa Montefiore (@SantaMontefiore) February 15, 2017 61,405 Views Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died on 8 February Image: John Walton EMPICS Sport Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 5:19 PM Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: Santa Montefiore/Twitter Image: John Walton EMPICS Sport THE FAMILY OF the late British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson have issued a statement to say that the 45-year-old died due to a perforated ulcer.It had originally been believed that she had died from a brain tumour, which she had been diagnosed with last year.Her sister Santa Montefiore tweeted earlier today that a coroner had found it wasn’t a brain tumour but a perforated ulcer which had caused Palmer-Tomkinson to die “peacefully in her sleep”. Short URL Feb 15th 2017, 5:19 PM In a separate statement, the socialite’s family rejected claims that Palmer-Tomkinson was in a “dark place” in the weeks and months before her death.They said: “Those that knew and were close to Tara knew that there was no retreat to a “dark place” as some have disappointingly suggested. In the last few weeks Tara was happy, positive and making plans for when she recovered her health.It has been a great source of comfort to know how loved she was by so many people. http://jrnl.ie/3241104 Share34 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray
A reporter working for the BBC World Service who attended a meeting of Golden Dawn members has aired a recording that puts in doubt the far-right party’s claims that it was not involved in an attack on SYRIZA MP Dimitris Stratoulis.The lawmaker said he was beaten outside the Olympic Stadium on the night of December 16 by three men claiming to be Golden Dawn members.The party denied it was involved and said it would sue Stratoulis for defamation after he labeled the neofascists “a gang of criminals.”However, a recording made by BBC reporter Tim Franks at a meeting of about 80 party members a few days after the incident suggests Golden Dawn was involved in the attack.“First of all, I want to express my displeasure about some of the newer members of Golden Dawn, who are all about shouting and being provocative,” the opening speaker is heard saying, according to translated speech that was aired by BBC Radio 5 Live on Friday.“Three of them were beating up that poor fellow for half an hour and didn’t even succeed in leaving a lump on his head. That’s shameful,” the unidentified Golden Dawn member said to laughter and applause from the audience. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Twitter Videos Articles Triple H Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon honored with 2019 Worldz Titan Award Google+ Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns The Miz Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience? E! Sets Season Three Premiere of “Total Bellas” for Sunday, May 20 at 9 PM ET/PTSeason three will follow Nikki Bella and John Cena through their ups and downs as they plan their wedding and face the challenges that go into preparing for the big day.Los Angeles, CA – April 5, 2018 – WWE(R) Superstars Nikki Bella(R), Brie Bella(R), John Cena(R) and Daniel Bryan(R) will once again give viewers an inside look at their lives outside of the ring, with an all-new season of “Total Bellas,” which premieres on Sunday, May 20 at 9 PM ET/PT on E!Season three will follow Nikki Bella and John Cena through their ups and downs as they plan their wedding and face the challenges that go into preparing for the big day. Meanwhile new parents, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan navigate balancing work obligations with being home for their daughter’s “firsts.” Between wedding preparations and motherhood, the Bella Twins also continue to build their brand and expand their business ventures, all while planning their long-awaited WWE comeback.“The Bella Twins are exemplary of the strong, inspiring women that resonate with our audience,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President, Development and Production, E! “E! has been there for the most pivotal moments in the Bella Twins’ lives and we are thrilled to continue following Nikki and Brie’s thriving careers, and all the heartwarming moments in their personal lives.”Season three of “Total Bellas,” gets underway as Brie Bella decides that she wants to join her sister and John Cena in San Diego, but faces resistance from her husband, Daniel Bryan, who is not interested in moving. As the wedding creeps closer and plans are being finalized, thinking about the future forces Nikki and John to have a truly honest conversation about major life decisions that they don’t see eye to eye on. Meanwhile after two years of extensive evaluations, Daniel Bryan gets the exciting news he has been waiting for; he is cleared by WWE to return to in-ring competition.The second season of “Total Bellas” finished with 827k total viewers and 516k A18-49. Wednesday night premieres of “Total Bellas” consistently ranked among the Top 10 programs in primetime across ad-supported cable with W18-34 and W18-49. “Total Bellas” garnered more than 14.5MM engagements on social platforms during season two, +102% growth vs. season one’s 7.2MM engagements.“Total Bellas” is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay and Farnaz Farjam Chazan serving as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions and Kevin Dunn serving as an Executive Producer for WWE. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella also serve as Executive Producers.Follow along on social media for all things “Total Bellas”: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totalbellas/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/total_bellas?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/totalbellas/?hl=enTriple H and Stephanie McMahon tour AXXESSWWE posted the following video from a live-stream earlier on Thursday of WWE COO Triple H and Stephanie McMahon conducting their annual tour of the Wrestlemania AXXESS convention in New Orleans. Now Playing Up Next WWE Executives sell large amounts of stock ahead of Thursday’s 2nd quarter report Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Videos Articles WhatsApp Details on Season 3 of Total Bellas on E!E! issued the following on Thursday, giving full details on the third season of “Total Bellas” that will premiere on May 20th at 9:00 PM ET: Xavier Woods Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Alexa Bliss suffering from an illness, Stephanie McMahon challenges WWE Superstars
Videos Articles Former WCW star and owner of the Micro Championship Wrestling midget promotion Johnny Attitude (John Greene) passed away on June 12 at the age of 53.Greene is most known during his time in WCW for a memorable squash match against then-WCW US Champion Goldberg on the June 1, 1998 episode of WCW Nitro. Greene mostly wrestled as enhancement talent for WCW during his time with the company.Greene then founded Micro Championship Wrestling, which aired as a weekly series on TruTV several years ago and featured Greene’s longtime friend, Hulk Hogan, as a co-owner of the promotion with Greene on the show.Hogan commented on Twitter about Greene’s passing.Remembering Johnny Green. We had a blast filming Micro Championship Wrestling. I’ve know Jonny since 83, he always had my back and a real friend. We would always have a laugh because he was always the peacemaker between me and Macho. Love U Johnny until we meet again RIP. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 24, 2018On behalf of the entire Wrestleview.com staff, we would like to send our condolences to Greene’s family and friends during this tough time.Hell in a Cell tickets on-sale this weekendTickets for the WWE Hell in a Cell PPV will be going on-sale this weekend at Ticketmaster and at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas where the PPV will be taking place on September 16. Online pre-sale will begin on Wednesday.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipHulk Hogan’s Apology To WWE StarsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitterverse Responds To Hulk Hogan Hosting WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Nick Hogan Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan’s Apology To WWE Stars WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Pinterest Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan In New Biopic Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return) Patativa Do Assaré Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hulk Hogan Videos Articles RAW Preview: Hall of Famers and Legends return for RAW Reunion, Live Post-Show tonight
March 9, 2019 Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 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) – Don’t forget to spring forward tonight because it is Daylight Saving Time. Dave Scott takes a look at why we have Daylight Saving in his World of Wonder KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 9, 2019 Updated: 8:48 PM Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – Daylight Saving time
SANTIAGO, Chile — Venezuela’s government says President Hugo Chavez has begun additional treatment after he bounced back from complications following cancer surgery in Cuba more than six weeks ago.Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said on the sidelines of a summit meeting in Chile that when Chavez underwent surgery on Dec. 11, a “malignant lesion” with severe complications was removed from the pelvis.Villegas said that Chavez has overcome a severe respiratory infection that set in after the surgery, although he still has “a certain degree of respiratory insufficiency” and is being treated for that.Villegas said for the first time that doctors have begun to apply, in his words, “systemic medical treatment” for his illness. He didn’t give details.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s condition has improved and he is now optimistic as he faces more treatment following cancer surgery, his vice president said Saturday.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is celebrating the opening of a new aquatic center honoring the life of a deceased alumnus.The school and the family of Gian Zumpano announced the opening of the Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center.Zumpano, who graduated from the school in 1986, passed away in his sleep at the age of 22.Zumpano also battled gran mal epilepsy.The cutting edge Olympic-sized swimming complex at the school will be blessed and inaugurated on Wednesday.“This wonderful undertaking by Belen and the Zumpano family celebrates the life of our brother who touched so many,” said Joseph I. Zumpano, Zumpano’s brother. “From its spiritual and architectural designs, to the philanthropic role it will play in the community, the Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center is a symbol of the Belen Jesuit values that Gian embraced.”Zumpano and all of his brothers swam for Belen. His younger sister also swam for Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart.
After a four-year decline, new technology investment has suddenly jumped up significantly, according to FOLIO:’s 2013 manufacturing and production technology survey. This drastic spike brings new tech investment above 2008 spending levels. All of this is coming at a time when respondents are indicating slightly higher satisfaction levels with the technology used to produce print and digital content.The more positive outlook and loosening of spending constraints on new technology are emerging as the mobile publishing market is exploding, necessitating increased investment as reader engagement is sourced more and more from this platform. While print is still the dominant platform for revenue, not to mention readers, publishers are making significant investments in increasing numbers to overhaul their digital platforms to accommodate and facilitate mobile use. Respondent CharacteristicsAbout 38 percent of respondents indicated that they publish b-to-b publications. Almost as many, 34 percent, indicated they publish consumer titles, although 7 percent of that total specifically represents mass-market publications. A quarter of respondents publish association titles. Respondents were allowed to make multiple selections, so the total percent is greater than 100. Nevertheless, these numbers indicates that the investment increase we’re seeing is not isolated with the larger publishers who may have a sizable war chest set aside for intensive R&D.Combined revenue is a healthy mix for this survey. Twenty percent say their companies bring in $10 million or more. A similar number, 23 percent, are on the smaller end of the market, reporting under $1 million in revenue. A slight majority, 35 percent, represent the middle tier, at $1 million to $9.9 million in revenue. Again, the mix of revenues represented here points to a shared investment experience across the various sizes of respondent companies. Print Still DominatesPrint, by far, is still the primary delivery platform for paid content, with a mean of 92 percent of respondents identifying themselves as consumer publishers indicating this method. In the b-to-b market, a mean of 80 percent of respondents selected this platform. From there, paid content delivery drops off significantly. Only 8 percent of consumer publisher respondents say they offer paid Web content, while b-to-b publishers report slightly more than double the amount of paid content offerings.The same can be said with the tablet and mobile. Only 4 percent of consumer respondents offer paid content on the tablet platform, while 7 percent of b-to-b publishers do so. Smartphones are even less—only 2 percent of b-to-b and consumer publishers indicate this is a paid content platform.Those numbers match up with broader industry trends, where trade content often has an easier case to make when charging for content on the digital and tablet platforms. Its utility lends value.Respondent job types, as they typically have over the years, break down largely between art/design and production. Although this year, we saw a significant increase in respondents who also do e-media and web development work.Companies, at least within our respondent pool, predominantly keep production and design work in-house. Eighty-seven percent of respondents say they use in-house resources, while 91 percent of b-to-b respondents say the same. Outsourcing, which includes agency, design/production firms, printer services and so on, is, by far, only utilized by a minority of respondents—13 percent of consumer publishers and 9 percent of b-to-b publishers.Of those in-house resources used, most are applied to the design and production of print products. In very similar numbers to last year’s survey, consumer and b-to-b respondents say that 70 percent and 67 percent of resources are applied to print, respectively. Although 25 percent of resources are dedicated to producing both print and tablet design and layout, a slightly higher number than last year, and identical between b-to-b and consumer publishers. Smartphones Not High on the ListOnce again, smartphone production resources are very small with only 3 percent of resources dedicated to smartphone content on the consumer side and only slightly higher with b-to-b, at 5 percent.How final files end up at the printer are largely divided between a supplier’s proprietary uploading system and an FTP site. Fifty-eight percent of b-to-b publishers indicate the use of a proprietary platform, such as InSite, while 38 percent utilize an FTP site. Consumer publishers are slightly more evenly split, with 44 percent using a proprietary system and 41 percent uploading via FTP. From there, numbers drop significantly, with about 5 percent of consumer publishers delivering files through a cloud service and 3 percent still using email attachments. Five percent of consumer publishers also still utilize physical media of some kind, whether DVD, CD or a flash drive. B-to-b publishers on the other hand have almost uniformly moved to the proprietary or FTP methods, with barely reportable numbers indicating these other avenues. Specific Production TechnologiesThis year, the numbers broke down quite differently between b-to-b and consumer publishers on the types of production technologies they used to produce their content. Last year, b-to-b publishers exceeded consumer publishers in every category but JDF files. The JDF percentages mirror last year, but the rest of the metrics have since flip-flopped, with consumer publishers indicating a greater degree of use of the variety of technologies. Both categories are heavily into virtual proofing—86 percent consumer and 81 percent b-to-b—which makes sense given the large percentages using a proprietary file uploading service or FTP system.Last year, virtual proofing showed the largest discrepancy between b-to-b and consumer publishers, with a 10 percent difference, but that gap has since closed. XML on the RisePublishing in XML has grown since last year, with 24 percent and 21 percent of consumer and b-to-b publishers using the technology, respectively. Last year, there was a clear gap with more b-to-b respondents using the technology than consumer, with both at sub-20 percent levels.This is a metric where we’ll likely see continued growth. Larger publishers are already overhauling their content production systems to enable more efficient cross-platform publishing, a key strategy now that mobile and tablet publishing are a major focus in the content mix.Going forward, any growth in the XML publishing category will continue to be centered on the larger publisher market. Indeed, in this year’s survey, 46 percent of the publishers who publish in XML are also in the $10 million and up revenue category. Conversely, 82 percent of publishers who don’t use XML are in the $1 million to $9 million revenue category.Ad portal systems are used by about one-third of consumer publishers and a quarter of b-to-b. This number has held fairly steady over the years. The same can be said of online insertion order systems, but the usage gap between b-to-b and consumer publishers has widened, even since last year. Twenty-six percent of b-to-b publishers use online insertion order systems while only 14 percent of consumer publishers do the same. And like XML, this technology is largely in the realm of the larger market publishers. Production Technology InvestmentThe investment picture changed this year. We asked our survey recipients to indicate how much their technology investment changed in full-year 2012 compared to the previous year. While the majority of respondents across both b-to-b and consumer markets have indicated “no change” in their investment patterns in both production personnel and technology the percentages of those who are investing has been increasing since 2010—and the b-to-b and consumer publishers that are increasing their spending are doing so at similar levels. This year, 26 percent of b-to-b publishers said they increased spending and 24 percent of consumer publishers said the same. Another trend in this area is the smaller number of respondents who say they’re decreasing investments.Of the publishers who do plan to increase their investment in production personnel and tech, about 20 percent of consumer publishers plan to increase spending by 10 to 29 percent, while 17 percent of b-to-b publishers will spend in that same range. New Tech Spending Shoots UpThe most striking difference in this year’s report is the jump in new technology spending in 2012. We’re not talking huge numbers here, but after four years of new technology spending declines, the reported investment in this year’s survey suddenly spiked. After bottoming out at about a mean value of $22,000 in 2011, full-year 2012 spending more than doubled to a mean of $47,000.Given these numbers, publishers may have abandoned a wait-and-see approach to adopting updated production technology. Satisfaction LevelsA new line of questioning began last year around satisfaction levels associated with various technology groups, which was continued in this year’s survey. It appears that respondents are gradually warming up to new technology—this comfort level is perhaps what’s behind the decision to invest more money.Understandably, print tech satisfaction levels are very high. Publishers are clearly well entrenched in producing their central product platform. Virtual proofing, website production, content management platforms and mobile app layout production technology round out the top five categories by respondent satisfaction levels. Again, there is some correlation here between usage and satisfaction. JDF files are at the bottom of the list, for example. B-to-b Happier with TechB-to-b publishers are largely more satisfied with production technology than their consumer counterparts. Not by large margins, but trade publishers tend to like the progress they’ve made so far with their tech—except in the virtual proofing category where b-to-b publishers are slightly less satisfied, but this correlates with usage. More consumer publishers use virtual proofing, according to figure 10.And looking back at actual investment, it’s not as if satisfaction is a direct correlation to investment levels. For example, the production investment numbers indicated in figure 9 largely show more investment is coming from the consumer side of the business. It’s not by much, but the consumer respondents said they invested a mean of $48,500, compared to $46,900 in the b-to-b category.Broken down by revenue, larger market publishers tend to be more satisfied across the various technology groups, perhaps due to their ability to invest. In the “dissatisfied” category, respondents tended to group their concerns around the CMS, web and mobile technologies. While the levels of dissatisfaction decreased slightly from last year, by single digits, the technology groupings are the same. MethodologyThe survey sample of 1,000 was selected in systematic fashion by Access Intelligence and Readex Research from Folio: recipients who indicated on FOLIO:’s subscriber form they are within one of the following functions at their company:• art/creative/design management• Web/electronic-media management• production/manufacturing/distribution managementThe sample of the survey represented 1,635 recipients at the time of sample selection. Data was collected via mail survey from May 29 through July 10, 2013. The survey was closed for tabulation with 153 usable responses—a 15 percent response rate. To ensure representation of the audience interest, results have been filtered to include only the 132 respondents whose organizations publish magazines.The margin for error for percentages based on 132 usable responses is +/- 8.2 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The margin for error for percentages based on smaller sample sizes will be larger.
Carrie Fisher’s daughter, fans marks 2nd anniversary of her death Penny Marshall dies at 75, celeb tributes flow: ‘She was glorious’ Celebrities who died in 2018: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, other greats 77 Photos 0 Post a comment “The gay community is responsible for so much of my success, and I love them. It’s a mutual love affair, really. They make the better audiences too, because they laugh often and loudly.” Thank you Carol Channing for a brilliant career and for being a friend. ❤️ https://t.co/XU9tKU92y0— GLAAD (@glaad) January 15, 2019 Carol was a true life-force…a kind and effervescent woman who never allowed the parade to pass her by! xo B pic.twitter.com/C2WSCsYZbl— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 15, 2019 2019 movies to geek out over A star…a legend…an inspiration. You will forever be missed. R.I.P Carol.”Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.” – Carol Channing pic.twitter.com/GdSmomRSiJ— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) January 15, 2019 Dear Carol, I knew of you as the iconic #DollyLevi. I want to thank you for inspiring me to sink my teeth into the role of the legendary Dolly in high school and celebrate the strong funny vulnerable young woman in me. May you Rest In Peace and Power. #CarolChanning pic.twitter.com/KrhXd9171j— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) January 15, 2019 She was show business and love personified ❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/isNzReB733— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) January 15, 2019 Tags Dazzling. Priceless. Durable. Flawless. A diamond.Carol Channing, 1921-2019.Rest in peace.Pic with LL Cool J on stage at the 2004 Tony Awards.#CarolChanning #CarolChanningRIP pic.twitter.com/XMQwkR2fwj— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) January 15, 2019 Carol Channing performed a piece on my Free To Be album and was adorable. Here she is whispering to me. Hope it’s comedic advice. There was no one better! pic.twitter.com/uxQQxi6N9g— Marlo Thomas (@MarloThomas) January 15, 2019 RIP Carol Channing. One of the nicest, sweetest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. What an original, one of a kind, LEGEND! 📷: Herb Ritts #carolchanning #love #icon #legend #oneofakind #original #wonderful #restinpeace #❤️ #❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/OJxGlCQaCE— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) January 15, 2019 Some say “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but those folks clearly never met Carol Channing! Legend, star, friend, and one-of-a-kind inspiration to us all. Kissy, kissy dear Carol!— Miss Piggy (@MissPiggy) January 15, 2019 In addition to Hello Dolly, Channing starred in the Broadway stage versions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Lend an Ear (1949), The Vamp (1956) and Show Girl (1961). She also had an extensive film and TV career that earned her nominations for a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her role as Muzzy Van Hossmere in the 1967 musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie. Channing also went on to guest star in the popular TV shows Laugh-In, The Love Boat, The Addams Family, The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Magnum P.I., to name a few.Channing received many awards throughout her long career, but one of the most recent was the Tony’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.Those who knew Channing well — including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barbra Streisand, Pee-wee Herman, George Takei, Margaret Cho, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth and Miss Piggy — took to Twitter Tuesday to honor the legendary actress and singer.”She rejoins the heavens as a new diamond in the night sky, and as she famously sang, they are a girl’s best friend,” George Takei tweeted. Wrote Barbra Streisand: “Carol was a true life-force… a kind and effervescent woman who never allowed the parade to pass her by!” Among her many guest star appearances on TV, Carol Channing also had fun hamming it up with Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Actress, singer and comedian Carol Channing, best known for her Broadway role in Hello Dolly, died Tuesday at 97.Her publicist confirmed that Channing died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, of natural causes. Channing had two strokes in 2018.Channing is best known for originating the lead role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway production of Hello Dolly, which began in 1964. She went on to play Dolly 5,000 more times on Broadway and in various traveling productions.The current Hello Dolly touring company released a statement on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of the one and only Carol Channing,” it read. “She was a ‘Dolly’ for the ages, and a true icon of the American theater. Betty Buckley and the cast will dedicate tonight’s performance in San Diego to her memory.” One of Broadway’s greatest lights, Carol Channing, has passed on. She rejoins the heavens as a new diamond in the night sky, and as she famously sang, they are a girl’s best friend. Goodbye and farewell, forever our Dolly. https://t.co/0u2zLcAnff— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 15, 2019 TV and Movies Carol Channing was one of the few who paved the path for so many women in theater and beyond… I will forever admire and look up to you, Carol. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/RTUeyqxAtW— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) January 15, 2019 “Jam tomorrow, jam yesterday. But never ever jam today!” R.I.P. to an icon. ❤️ Carol Channing pic.twitter.com/Z4G6OcCP91— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 15, 2019 “When the whistles blowAnd the cymbals crashAnd the sparklers light the skyI’m gonna raise the roofI’m gonna carry onGive me an old tromboneGive me an old batonBefore the parade passes by!”Goodbye, Carol.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/Z6KFQzrcWV— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 15, 2019 More celeb tributes RIP Carol Channing. pic.twitter.com/WJNJIdp5il— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 15, 2019 Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Share your voice The parade never passed her by the original one of a kind diamond she was my inspiration and will forever be ladies & gentlemen #CarolChanning hats off to the lady please! pic.twitter.com/fItCKVQDCZ— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) January 15, 2019 Rest In Peace🙏🏻💜 https://t.co/lslGvaibrm— Bebe Neuwirth (@BebeNeuwirth) January 15, 2019