Jay Leno Hosts 20th Anniversary Gala To Celebrate Hudson River Park

first_imgThe 20th Anniversary Gala to celebrate Hudson River Park was held at Pier Sixty in New York City last week.Jay Leno onstage at 20th Anniversary Gala to celebrate Hudson River ParkCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event, hosted by Jay Leno, honored Claire Danes, Alicia Glen and Scott Rechler.Additional guests in attendance included Martha Stewart, Gabby Hoffmann, Alex and Keytt Lundqvist, Lea DeLaria, Diana Taylor, and Ryan and Emilia Serhant. The evening featured music Natalie Merchant and DJ Lina.Hudson River Park, the longest riverfront park in the nation, is Manhattan’s backyard. Running from Chambers to 59th Street along the Hudson River, it has transformed four miles of decaying industrial waterfront into a beloved, urban recreational paradise. Hudson River Park attracts millions of visitors to its myriad recreational facilities, educational and cultural programs, imaginative playgrounds, lively dog parks and lush green lawns, waterfront esplanade and bike paths. To learn more about Hudson River Park, click here.last_img read more

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Sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa in works

first_imgMumbai: Akshay Kumar-Vidya Balan-starrer horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa is all set to have a sequel, which is currently in the development stage. The sequel to the 2007 hit film, directed by Priyadarshan, will reportedly get a fresh cast. “It is true that we are making a sequel to the film. Currently, the script is being worked on,” source close to the development said. To be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-series, the sequel will reportedly have Farhad Samji helming it. Samji has written for films like Simmba, Golmaal and Singham series, Judwaa 2 among others. Post the massive success of Rajkummar Rao’s Stree, several horror-comedies have been at works, including a proposed multi-film universe of the 2018 hit. Akshay, who featured in Bhool Bhulaiyaa as a psychiatrist, will be seen in Laxmi Bomb while Saif Ali Khan will also delve in the genre with Bhoot Police.last_img read more

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Ajax Amsterdam Tweets Map of Morocco without Western Sahara

Rabat – Prior to competing in international championships, European clubs announce their selection of players on social networks. Ajax Amsterdam tweeted their selection on September 2. all over the world! Wish our boys good luck in the comments… pic.twitter.com/sruWQn47Ml— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) September 2, 2019The selections of the various continental confederations are preparing to play the qualifiers of the World Cup 2022 (Africa and Asia), and the Euro 2020 (Europe). The Dutch club posted on its Twitter account an infographic of the world map with a photo of each player in front of his home country. The map, however, showed a line separating Morocco from Western Sahara. Some Internet users replied to Ajax’ tweet, pointing out the separation line and demanding its rectification. One user posted a zoomed version of the map asking the club for “a small correction here please.” Another user replied with a corrected map labeling it, “my country.”Een klein correctie hier AUB pic.twitter.com/xdjmsMPhIb— Hassan (@Hassanon_) September 4, 2019My country pic.twitter.com/GOipJUxlSh— Lahcen Bensmain (@bensmain_lahcen) September 2, 2019This is not the first time that a European club posts a divided map of the Kingdom. During the last African Cup of Nations, AC Milan wanted to wish good luck to its player Franck Kessie in Morocco vs Ivory Coast match. However, the club put a Moroccan map without the Sahara.Facing a wave of negative comments from Moroccans, the Italian club removed the controversial Facebook post.In December 2018, Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) also tweeted a divided Moroccan map. The map showed the football clubs that qualified for the eighth round of the Zayed Champions Cup including Morocco’s Raja Casablanca (RCA).Contacted by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), the UAFA said that posting the map was an “unintentional mistake,” and deleted the tweet. read more

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Ontario auditor general sounds alarm over provinces growing debt

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario auditor general sounds alarm over province’s growing debt TORONTO – Ontario’s auditor general is sounding the alarm about the province’s ballooning debt in her annual report, warning that it continues to grow faster than the province’s economy.In her 600-page annual report released Tuesday, Bonnie Lysyk cautioned that despite Ontario’s work to eliminate its deficit, the province’s rising net debt — the difference between its liabilities and its total assets — could have a number of negative implications for its finances in the future.Ontario’s majority Liberal government has pledged to eliminate its $12.5-billion deficit by 2017-18. But by that year, the province’s net debt will have soared to $325 billion — more than double the $156.6 billion a decade ago, Lysyk’s report estimated.“To put this in perspective, to eliminate Ontario’s 2017-18 estimated net debt, every man, woman and child in Ontario would need to contribute $23,000 to the provincial coffers,” Lysyk said in her report.The negative implications of a large debt load include debt-servicing costs diverting funding away from other government programs, greater vulnerability to interest rate increases and potential credit-rating downgrades which could lead to higher borrowing costs in the future, the report stated.To put those implications into context, Lysyk’s report pointed out that the government now spends more on debt interest than it does on post-secondary education, and those interest costs are growing.“Our commentary on Ontario’s increasing debt has attracted little public attention. We believe one reason for this is primarily because of the focus placed on first eliminating Ontario’s annual deficit,” Lysyk wrote.“Ultimately the question of how much debt the province should carry and the strategies that would be used by the government to pay down its debt is one of government policy. However, this should not prevent the government from providing information that promotes further understanding of the issue.”In particular, Lysyk’s report recommends the government provide more information on how it plans to achieve its target of reducing its net debt-to-GDP ratio to its pre-recession level of 27 per cent.The provincial net debt-to-GDP ratio — a key indicator of the government’s financial ability to carry its debt relative to the size of the economy — is projected to reach a high of 40.5 per cent in 2015-16, after which the government expects it to decline, the report noted.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa accepted Lysyk’s findings but noted that “through prudent and cost-effective debt management,” Ontario has “consistently kept interest on debt costs below budget projections.”“We are limiting our spending while also investing in Ontario businesses and families. We are building infrastructure across the province while also meeting our deficit targets,” Sousa said in a statement.“These deliberate actions will together help ensure that the priority programs and services that people rely on are maintained and enhanced while the deficit is eliminated.”The Progressive Conservatives, however, lost no time in highlighting the auditor general’s comments on debt, saying it was “troubling” how spending continued to “skyrocket” under the Liberals.“The fundamental takeaway from the auditor general’s line-by-line investigations is that Ontario cannot afford to go on like this,” said interim party leader Jim Wilson.Meanwhile, NDP leader Andrea Horwath said the “scathing report” shows the Liberals are neglecting to provide a balanced plan to reduce the province’s debt.“Ontarians rely on their government to provide basic protections and invest public dollars wisely on public services. Today’s report shows the Liberals are failing on all counts,” she said.At least one economist said Ontario’s debt was a significant indicator of how the province was doing financially, making the findings of Lysyk’s report highly relevant.“The annual budget deficit is really just sort of a checkup on how we’ve done in the past year; the outstanding debt is really a report card on the lifetime of this province,” explained Douglas Porter, chief economist with BMO Capital Markets. “It’s a much longer-term picture that basically tells us where we need to go over the medium term.”The debt issue as raised by Lysyk’s report is still a matter that needs to be tackled now, however, Porter said.“I think we have to make sure the ship is headed in the right direction immediately,” he said.“In recent years, the provincial government has been grappling with the deficit as a first step to get the ship headed in the right direction but the reality is… we’re still looking at a big increase in the debt, even when the budget is balanced.”Ontario’s net debt was more than $267 billion at the end of March, the report noted.The figure has been rising in recent years due to government borrowing to finance deficits and increased spending on infrastructure, Lysyk found.“While annual deficits are projected to decline, the province will still be increasing its borrowings annually to finance these deficits, to replace maturing debt and to fund public infrastructure projects,” Lysyk wrote.“In fact, net debt and total debt are both expected to continue growing in absolute terms even after the province starts to run annual budget surpluses. This important fact should not go unnoticed by members of the legislature and the public.”The province can only begin paying down its debt when future surpluses provide cash flows “over and above” what’s required to fund government operations and its net investments in capital assets, the report said. by Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 9, 2014 1:16 pm MDT read more

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Migrant children at US border have right to protection and be with

In an appeal to the US regarding its recent policy change cracking down on migration at the border with Mexico, Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement that children who were in need of international protection “have the right to be protected…and be with their families”.She underlined how for decades the US Government had provided support to “uprooted children” from Syria or South Sudan, Somalia, or Haiti, before warning that detention and family separation can create “toxic stress” which can impact on children’s long-term development.Ms Fore added that any youngsters forced to flee their homes should have access to essential services and be with their families, since this gave them “the best chance at a healthy, happy and productive future”.No appropriate reason to detain or jail children – Joel Millman, IOMEchoing that message, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, in Geneva, said that immigration and children’s rights were not incompatible.He told journalists: “I think our main role here is to make the point… that what’s happening is not right and, and, more than that, immigration enforcement and protecting the right of children are not a zero-sum game.”Research showed that taking children into custody without their parents had an “immediate” and negative effect on their wellbeing, Mr Boulierac said.He highlighted research which showed that children who have not seen a parent for one month after the parents’ arrest “experience more frequent changes in sleeping habits, anger and withdrawing from their family”, compared with children who had seen their parents within the same period following their arrest.Responding to journalists’ questions, Mr Boulierac confirmed that the US is the only country which has signed but has yet to ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.He cited Article 9 of the international accord, which specifies that a child “shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will” except after judicial review and only if it is “necessary for the best interests of the child”.On the same issue the UN Migration Agency IOM said that it agreed “almost 100 per cent” with the UNICEF statement.“We feel in general no migrant should be detained for being a migrant,” IOM spokesperson Joel Millman said, before adding that there was “no appropriate reason to detain or jail children”. read more

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US compares detention centre for migrants with summer camps

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 26 July 2018 shows a man, identified only as Luis, originally from El Salvador, walking through a hallway with his daughter, Selena ,6, as they relax together in an Annunciation House facility after they were reunited in El Paso, Texas. Photo: AFPUS lawmakers assailed the Trump administration Tuesday for its controversial border policy, as one immigration enforcement official pushed back against charges of abuse to say that family detention centres are like a “summer camp.”The description was the latest disconnect between officials charged with carrying out a controversial “zero tolerance” policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their migrant parents, and outraged lawmakers and members of the public who accuse president Donald Trump of creating a child safety crisis.Republicans and Democrats grilled immigration and border enforcement officials at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing over a series of decisions in recent months that led to the separation of more than 2,500 undocumented migrant children from their parents or guardians.And while they warned that many young children in US custody have suffered abuse during their detention, Matthew Albence, an executive associate director at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testified that conditions at family residential centres were not as bad as described.“I think the best way to describe them is to be more like a summer camp,” Albence told the panel, as he described “24/7” access to fresh food and water, educational classes, outdoor recreational opportunities and exercise.Authorities have struggled to reunify families who were separated after being arrested for illegally crossing the border from Mexico.The detention of separated children, including infants, in cage-like enclosures set off a global outcry, and Trump last month ordered an end to the separations.Under a court order, the government has reunited some 1,800 migrant children with their parents.But 711 children remain in custody, and Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein warned they may never be reunited with parents.“It’s not an exaggeration to say that the policies of president Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may essentially orphan hundreds of immigrant children,” she said, blasting the policy as “deeply immoral and haphazard.”The panel’s Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, also offered harsh words, saying the government “is failing miserably” at providing humane treatment.“Mothers have suffered unimaginable physical, mental and emotional and even sexual abuse while in federal custody,” Grassley said. “Obviously that’s unacceptable.”Lawmakers and activists have also focused on some 400 children who remain in detention because their parents were deported.While Grassley and others worried that deportees may not have made informed choices about leaving their children behind, the administration said the departing parents did exactly that.“A great many of these individuals do not wish to have their child return home with them,” because their goal “in the first place is to get their children to the United States,” Albence said.The hearing follows a federal judge’s order to remove many migrant children from a Texas detention centre after a lawsuit accused the facility of placing children on psychotropic drugs that acted as “chemical straight-jackets” to control children rather than treat actual health needs.last_img read more

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Congressional Delegation Calls For Shutdown Of Tornillo Facility

first_imgMallory FalkA delegation of senators and members of Congress toured the Tornillo detention facility over the weekend.News last week that a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died shortly after being apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection has brought the nation’s focus back to the U.S.-Mexico border. That includes the tent city in Tornillo, Texas: a facility the federal government erected in June to house migrant children who recently crossed the border. The Tornillo site was supposed to be temporary, but it’s continued to expand. Over the weekend, a congressional delegation toured the site and called on the government to shut it down.Five lawmakers from as many states spent about an hour in the tent facility, poking their heads into sleeping quarters and seeing where the children housed here eat and play soccer. But access ended there.Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii addressed the press and a few dozen protesters immediately after the tour.“We wanted to talk with the young people here,” she said. “And when I asked why we couldn’t talk to them I was told that we shouldn’t interrupt their schedules. There’s probably a word for that. It’s called BS.”Lawmakers who toured the Tornillo facility said they were told it currently houses about 2,700 children, ages 13-17. That’s up from a few hundred when the facility opened in June. And, as of November, it’s cost taxpayers $144 million.“This is a great deal for the contractor, a terrible deal for the kids who are trapped inside, and an awful deal for the U.S. taxpayer,” said Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who led the delegation’s Tornillo visit.“The contractor himself said that this is no permanent place for kids,” O’Rourke said. “These are soft-sided tents that are meant for disaster recovery.”Yet some children have now spent nearly half a year living in these tents.“But they could be staying at the Ritz Carlton and it wouldn’t be right if they weren’t with their families,” said O’Rourke.So why have some children been stuck there for so long, and why does the facility keep expanding? Sen. Hirono blames a fingerprint policy that went into effect last summer. When a sponsor steps forward to take in a migrant child, the government now fingerprints everyone in that sponsor’s house — and shares the information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.  “That is doing two things,” Hirono said. “One, it’s creating tremendous delays in approving these sponsors. But the second thing is, I think it has a chilling effect on sponsors coming forward. Because this information – and many of the sponsors are undocumented – is shared with ICE. And what ICE does is deport people.”The Trump administration has defended the policy, saying it adds an extra level of safety and helps ensure children aren’t placed in dangerous situations.Between July and November, ICE arrested 170 undocumented immigrants who came forward to sponsor children; the vast majority had no criminal record.Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, also took part in the tour. He said the fingerprinting policy doesn’t just create a sense of fear, it creates a bottleneck for families who do come forward.Merkely said according to BCFS, the contractor running the Tornillo facility, “many of these kids have a sponsor who has already gone through the background checks. Thirteen hundred. For some reason in the bureaucracy of the Trump administration, they are slow-walking completing that work, leaving these kids stranded here.Congressman O’Rourke said the contractor running the encampment could put pressure on the Trump administration to end this policy. BCFS, a San Antonio-based nonprofit, has a contract with the federal government through December 31.“I’ve asked them not to renew the contract unless ICE does away with the fingerprint background checks that are then used to deport people from mixed-immigration status families,” O’Rourke said.Other lawmakers on the tour said they would push for more oversight of Tornillo, by calling for a congressional hearing on conditions at the facility and supporting a bill that would grant lawmakers access to migrant shelters on 24 hour’s notice.O’Rourke urged citizens to keep raising the alarm.“The public pressure that you brought to bear after Father’s Day, that ended the practice of family separation, we need that same pressure again brought to bear on this administration to close down Tornillo,” he said.For now, though, it doesn’t look like the number of kids living here will shrink anytime soon. Some community members plan to sing Christmas carols outside the Tornillo facility next week. They hope their voices carry, so the children inside can hear them. Sharelast_img read more

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Sony at E3 The PS Vita at 249 a PlayStation 3D TV

first_imgSony’s E3 press conference started with an apology for the events surrounding the massive PSN hack that Sony suffered in April and essentially spent the entirety of May trying to fix. Sony’s security problems are ongoing, but if it weighed on the minds of execs on stage, you wouldn’t know it – Sony’s presser is all about the games, and there are plenty of great-looking titles to go around.The GamesThe event started off with a beautiful 3D highlight reel of some of Sony’s most popular properties, after which they dove right into the biggest sequels to hit the console this year. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception saw some demo time, and Sony spent a little time talking about the upcoming multiplayer demo of Uncharted 3, scheduled to start on July 28th. If you’re not interested in the demo, the game will be out on November 1st.Resistance 3 also got some airtime, and Sony announced they would bundle the game with the Sharpshooter and the PlayStation Move (as well as a PS Eye camera and Navigation Controller) for $150, which will give you the full motion-control experience while playing the game.We also got to take a peek at Bioshock: Infinite, which won’t be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but certainly looks good–we haven’t heard much about the game recently, so even a short look at what the upcoming game will look like is a welcome one.3DSony is also betting that 3D is the future of interactive gaming. They’re going to the extent of launching a PlayStation-branded 3D HDTV. The new 24-inch 3D display, manufactured by Sony of course, along with a pair of 3D glasses, HDMI cables to connect it all, and a copy of Resistance 3 in 3D will set you back $500. If you want to play with friends, you’ll have to drop another $70 for each additional pair of glasses.Once all of your friends have glasses, you can each look at the display and each of you sees a full-screen version of your game. This allows Sony to avoid split-screening for multiplayer. This feature will be unique to Sony’s 3D HDTVs.PS VitaAlso unveiled at the show is the new PlayStation Vita, the replacement for the PSP, previously known as the NGP (Next Generation Portable.) The PS Vita will come in WiFi and 3G flavors and be an exclusive to AT&T’s network, which elicited more than a few boos from the audience. The Vita will also sport six-axis controls, dual thumbsticks, dual-touchpads (the screen on the front is a touchpad, and there’s a touch-sensitive pad on the rear of the device,) and both front-facing and rear cameras for augmented reality games.Sony also showed off an Uncharted game built for the PS Vita called Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and a Diablo-like 3rd person swords-and-sorcery game called Ruin. Sony used Ruin to demo Sony’s new cloud storage system for game states, and how a player can game on their PS Vita, save their game, and pick up immediately where they left off on their PS3 at home.We also got a peek at a new Modnation Racers game for the PS Vita, as well as a new version of Little Big Planet. Both games were shown primarily as as a way to demo the cross-platform functionality between the handheld and the PlayStation 3, and how gamers will have all of the content creation tools they’re used to on the PS3 on the PS Vita. The upcoming Wipeout 2048 will allow PS Vita gamers to play online, live, against PS3 gamers.Yoshinori Ono, of Capcom Japan, took the stage to share the news that there’ll be a version of Street Fighter x Tekken for the PS Vita. Bonus: Cole from inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2 will be in the game, complete with all of his electric abilities and attacks. The PS3 version of Street Fighter x Tekken will is on the show floor, available to play at E3.Sony concluded the event with a promo reel full of upcoming PS Vita titles, and announcing that the WiFi model will be $249.99, while the 3G model will be $299.99. Both models will be available just in time for the holiday shopping season this year.last_img read more

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After 3 days of search Forest dept fails to trace adult leopard

first_imgDarjeeling: Drones, trap cameras, cages and three days of search operations have failed to spot Sachin, the leopard. This has given rise to doubts whether Sachin is still at the premise of Bengal Safari Park.Sachin, an adult leopard had escaped from the leopard enclosure at Bengal Safari near Siliguri on Tuesday morning. The Safari authorities said clues suggested Sachin was hiding in the adjacent herbivore enclosure since his escape. More than a 100 forest personnel along with wildlife squads; four trained elephants and vehicles have been pressed into the search operations. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 15 cages have been set up inside the 91-hectare herbivore enclosure and seven trap cameras have also been set up and drones flown on Thursday in search of Sachin. Vinod Kumar Yadav, Member Secretary of the West Bengal Zoo Authority on Thursday stated: “We have left no stone unturned. All resources are being utilised to the full capacity. Let us see what is the result.” However, most of the personnel of the wildlife squad are of the opinion that Sachin has gone out of the Safari Park. The minute search operation, drones and bursting of fire crackers throughout the day would definitely spotted the adult leopard, they feel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHowever, the Park authorities are of the opinion that Sanchin is hiding in the Park. “Leopards can camouflage themselves well. They can even hide for hours in bushes,” argued Ashim Chaki, Assistant Director. Meanwhile, pug marks were seen on Thursday in the 7th Mile area adjacent to the Park. Though the marks are that of a leopard, it cannot be said for sure that it belongs to Sachin. Wildlife authorities feel that Sachin has lost the ability to hunt owing to his long tenure at Leopard Rescue Centre in South Khayerbari in Jalpaiguri. He used to be fed in the Park. Forest personnel also feel that owing to lack of food since escape, Sachin could have gone weak. On top of that not a single herbivore including deer have been attacked by Sachin. Sachin’s escape has taken a toll on the visitor footfall. Thursday saw diminishing numbers. As visitors have been prohibited to roam the park on foot, business in canteens and restaurants has been considerably affected. Meanwhile Sourav, the other male leopard is being closely watched. He has been shifted from the open space of the enclosure to the night shelter. In June 2018, two male leopards were brought to the Safari. The duo had been caught from Satali Tea Estate in Alipurduar and were kept at Leopard rescue Centre in South Khayerbari in Jalpaiguri.last_img read more

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Trans people have joined the Boy Scouts in Pakistan for the first

first_imgThe firs ever trans people to sign up to the a Scouts group in Pakistan. | Photo: Facebook via Trans Action Pakistan GAYSTARNEWS- A group trans people made history in Pakistan and joined one of the country’s biggest Scouts groups. ‘We don’t discriminate’Senior PBSA leaders said they welcomed the new trans recruits and were happy to have them join the movement.‘PBSA is open to all, without distinction of origin, race or creed,’ said Atif Amin Hussain, commissioner of the local IPC Sindh Boys Scouts.The secretary of the same group, Akhter Mir, said the Scouts Association in Pakistan is not a gender specific movement. He said the Scouts’s priority was youth development.‘Transgender people are also youth, and we don’t discriminate on the basis of gender,’ he told Arab News.Many of the new trans recruits have been put forward to take on the prestigious role of volunteers at the annual Hajj pilgrimage.All Muslims must do the pilgrimage to the Holy Site at Mecca in Saudi Arabia at least once. But only if they can afford to and are physically able to.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The group of about 40 trans people took their Scouts’ oath last week in Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi.It was the first time any trans person has joined the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA).The Scout Movement supports young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development. It aims for young people to play constructive roles in society.The Scouts have groups all over the world, including in Pakistan which boasts nearly one million members across the country.Trans advocates praised the addition of trans members to the Scout Movement, including prominent activist Farzana Jan.Jan, who was the first person to get a passport with their gender recorded as ‘X’, was at the induction last week.‘We feel that we are being recognised as equal citizens of Pakistan as the level of acceptance among society at large has been increasing gradually,’ Jan told the group as reported by The News.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Boy Scouts name change is a step forward for trans scoutsBill aims to protect trans people in PakistanPakistan has changed the law so transgender people can be their gender without medical approvalRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-people-have-joined-the-boy-scouts-in-pakistan-for-the-first-time/last_img read more

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Meet the cute actor playing RuPauls boyf in new Netflix comedy

first_imgRuPaul on RPDR and Josh Segarra on OITNB | Photo: VH1/Netflix Ru will also serve as a producer. MPK Productions will produce the series, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Josh Segarra [above], who plays the role of Hector on the show, is known for his roles as D. Stefanovic on Netflix hit Orange is the New Black. He’s also appeared in Hollywood films such as Trainwreck and Overboard.It is of course not Netflix’s first foray into LGBTI-inclusive programming. Its Queer Eye revival won the Structured Reality Emmy earlier this year.Meanwhile RuPaul’s Drag Race, the show that pushed RuPaul’s star stratospheric, is of course available for streaming on the service. The reality contest is produced by and aired on VH1 (previously World of Wonder for Logo TV).Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . RuPaul is working on a pilot for a daytime talk showDrag Race’s Alyssa Edwards is getting a Netflix show: Watch the trailerBroad City actress Abbi Jacobson comes out, says she’s open to dating womenRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupauls-boyfriend-new-netflix-comedy/ Rising star Josh Segarra will play Ru’s boyfriend on AJ and the Queen, reports HR.The premier date is currently unknown.The guys will be joined by the likes of Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum and Tia Carrere in the new show.Emmy winner Ru will play Ruby Red on the program, about a 90s drag queen traveling across America with an 11-year-old stowaway.AJ and the Queen is written by Ru and Michael Patrick King, the mastermind of HBO’s iconic Sex and the City. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The costars of RuPaul’s upcoming 10-episode Netflix comedy series have been revealed, including the handsome actor playing his on-screen lover. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Mexicos Peña Nieto asks for investigation into his mansions

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Battling favoritism accusations, Mexico’s scandal-hit President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Tuesday an investigation into houses that he, his wife and his finance minister bought from government contractors.Peña Nieto, who has been under fire over the purchases of his family’s luxurious homes, denied that there were any conflicts of interest in the transactions with companies that have won lucrative government contracts.“This has never been the case in my responsibility as president or in my previous public offices,” Peña Nieto said in televised remarks.“Reaffirming my commitment with transparency and accountability, I have asked the Public Service Ministry to investigate and resolve whether there were, or not, conflicts of interest,” Peña Nieto said.The Mexican leader presented a new anti-corruption czar, Minister for Public Service Virgilio Andrade Martínez, and asked him to form a panel of experts to review the results of the investigation.Mexican investigative journalists revealed in November that First Lady Angelica Rivera, a former soap opera star, bought a multimillion-dollar Mexico City mansion from a government contractor six months before her husband was elected president in 2012.A scandal erupted because a few days before the news report, Peña Nieto canceled a $3.7 billion contract that had been awarded to a Chinese-Mexican consortium that included the contractor, Grupo Higa.Then in December, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray acknowledged that he had also bought a home from the same contractor two months before Peña Nieto took office in December 2012.In January, The Wall Street Journal reported that Peña Nieto bought a house from another government contractor on a golf course in 2005, when he was starting his term as governor of Mexico State.Peña Nieto, Rivera and Videgaray have all denied any wrongdoing.But the revelations came as Peña Nieto faces the biggest challenge of his presidency over his admnistration’s handling of the presumed murder of 43 college students by gang-linked police.Watch a video of Bloomberg reporter Brendan Case asking Finance Minister Luis Videgaray about the interest rate he obtained on his Grupo Higa home, during a Jan. 30 press conference (in Spanish): Related posts:How $500,000 check that sat uncashed adds to Mexico scandal Mexico’s Peña Nieto pledge to find students falls short for families Mexico’s 43 missing students continue to haunt President Peña Nieto – and they should Mexico police, protesters clash ahead of grim anniversary of 43 missing students Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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NFC No 3 seed Los Angeles Rams 115 Arizona fa

first_imgNFC No. 3 seed Los Angeles Rams (11-5): Arizona fans won’t like this line of thinking, but we want to see the Rams in the Super Bowl because the L.A market increases intrigue, L.A. went without a team for so long (there are actually real fans there) and the Rams are just so much fun to watch. It’s like the greatest show on turf has been revived.DARK HORSESNFC No. 1 seed Philadelphia Eagles (13-3): Speaking of tortuous postseason histories, it’s hard not to pity a fan base — even a Philadelphia fan base — after the loss of QB Carson Wentz. We had the Eagles as a Super Bowl shoo-in before he went down. Nick Foles has filled in admirably, but you don’t win Super Bowls with a backup.NFC No. 4 seed New Orleans Saints (11-5): Too bad the Saints aren’t at home where they were 7-1 this season, winning their final seven. They were a pedestrian 4-4 on the road. Drew Brees has been remarkable this season. He enters the playoffs with the NFC’s best passer rating (103.9) and a gaudy completion percentage of 72 — the highest single-season completion percentage in NFL history. It’s the third time in his career that Brees has set that NFL mark. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact AFC No. 4 seed Kansas City Chiefs (10-6): What a weird season the Chiefs had. They won their first five games. They lost six of their next seven, and won their last four. At their best, the Chiefs are the one team in this group that can leap up a tier. QB Alex Smith finished the season with 16 TDs and no interceptions in his last eight games, but the Chiefs’ defensive flaws are a concern.AFC No. 5 seed Tennessee Titans (9-7): The Titans are one of the best arguments against a 16-team playoff. QB Marcus Mariota had 13 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a passer rating of 79.3, the lowest of any postseason starter. Thanks for participating, Tennessee. Nobody will remember you were here in two years.AFC No. 6 seed Buffalo Bills (9-7): The Bills ended an 18-year playoff drought when Baltimore choked away a home game against Cincinnati in the final minute. The last time the Bills won a playoff game, however, was 1995. That drought will probably remain intact after an AFC Wild Card game at Jacksonville. Tyrod Taylor may be the worst QB in the playoffs. It’s a tough call between Taylor, Mariota and Bortles. By the way, Buffalo allowed 57 more points than it scored. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires NFC No. 5 seed Carolina Panthers (11-5): Coach Ron Rivera says it is unfair to pin Carolina’s playoff hopes entirely on QB Cam Newton, but, well, that’s the sort of thing that goes with the job. Newton went 0-2 against the Saints (his first-round opponent) this season. Newton didn’t have a great season throwing the ball, but he is so dangerous when he gets outside the pocket. He had 754 yards rushing (22nd in the NFL) and six rushing TDs.NFC No. 6 seed Atlanta Falcons (10-6): The Falcons had an uneven season but they were the NFC’s best team last season and they have precious playoff experience that the Rams lack in their NFC Wild Card matchup. Not to rub salt in coach Dan Quinn’s wound, but clock management is an underappreciated technique. Redemption is a long shot for the Falcons, but reaching the big game out of the wide-open NFC wouldn’t shock us one bit.PRETENDERSAFC No. 3 seed Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6): We won’t say where we read a piece suggesting we should respect QB Blake Bortles. It didn’t convince us. Jacksonville went 1-3 against playoff teams (yes, they only played four) this season. Their only impressive win was a 30-9 win at Pittsburgh. We love the Jags’ D and run game. We don’t believe Bortles can win them games. In the playoffs, your QB must have that ability. We’ve divided the 12-team playoff field into three groups: contenders, dark horses and pretenders. As you’ll see, we are heavily swayed by quarterback play and pedigree in our breakdown. We’re sure you’ll have differing opinions on these categories, based on that nacho-stained jersey you’re wearing or cold-hard analysis.That’s why we have a comments section.CONTENDERSAFC No. 1 seed New England Patriots (13-3): ESPN tells us the Patriots’ house is divided. There are cracks in the Kraft-Belichick-Brady foundation. News flash: This happens to lots of great teams. Go look at how much internal strife existed with the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. It won’t matter once play begins. The Patriots know how to win like no team the modern-era NFL has ever seen.AFC No. 2 seed Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3): The Steelers have the pedigree, they have a week off to rest off for whichever mediocre team emerges from the wild card round and they have a better quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger) than whichever team emerges. The standard is the standard.NFC No. 2 seed Minnesota Vikings (13-3): We love the Case Keenum story. We love the idea that a team could play the Super Bowl in its home stadium — the ultimate home-field advantage. Not that it matters, but we even love the Vikings’ uniforms more than any NFL team. We just can’t escape the feeling that this will be the latest chapter in Minnesota’s tortuous postseason history. An agonizing NFC Championship loss sounds about right. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories If this year’s NFC playoffs were a gourmet Italian pizza, the AFC would be stale bread with ketchup on it. Ketchup from a packet, not even good ketchup. What happened?— Luke Lapinski (@LukeLapinski) January 4, 2018If the New England Patriots don’t host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship on Jan. 21, we’ll happily eat crow in exchange for some playoff intrigue. If you’re asking us which NFC team will emerge to face the Patriots in the Super Bowl, however, we’ll stammer like a cornered cookie thief. Every one of the six teams can make a legitimate Super Bowl case. The AFC and NFC playoffs sit on opposite ends of the gambler’s continuum. The AFC looks like an easy bet; the NFC looks like a six-team crapshoot. (AP photos) 13 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img Visitors walk behind the credle (1922) by Peter Keler during the press preview prior to the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum of the ‘Klassik Stiftung Weimar’ (Classic Foundation Weimar) in Weimar, Germany, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The museum designed by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada will focus on the early Bauhaus that was founded in Weimar in 1919 and stayed there until 1925. The official opening of the new Bauhaus Museums will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2019 12:22 am PDT German birthplace marks Bauhaus centenary with new museum AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WEIMAR, Germany — The German city where the Bauhaus was born a century ago is paying tribute to the school behind a string of modern design icons with a new museum meant to anchor it in its turbulent historical context.The Bauhaus Museum in Weimar opens Friday. It showcases many of the items that blurred the lines between the artistic and the industrial — producing some of the precursors of modern mass design and helping make the Bauhaus influential far beyond its relatively brief existence.But the museum also explores the wider and constantly shifting ambitions of the Bauhaus, which started work in April 1919. It reflects the political troubles that forced the school to move twice, and then close down shortly after the Nazis came to power in 1933.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgMarch 2, 2015You can view reports on all of the different steps in the upgrade work in the East Crescent Keystone area, starting with the plans in our report from August 15; the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. Continuing reports were posted on 9/1, 9/3, and on 9/10, 9/12, 9/15, 9/22 9/26, 10/1 – 10/6, 10/22, 10/24, 12/3, 12/12 and 1/5 – 1/21 and 1/26, 2/23 – 2/27/2015.Once fitted into place, the fence was disassembled again and Hunter and Josiah are sanding the individual pieces.[photos by archive volunteer Chihiro Saito]A reddish-brown stain is applied. After the stain has dried a protective coat will be applied. More to come.last_img read more

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