Emmy award-winning actor Jon Cryer (NCIS, Two and a Half Men) will serve as Grand Marshal at Shane’s Inspiration 19th Annual Walk & Roll on Sunday morning, September 18, at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA.The annual fundraiser sees hundreds of inspirational children, many using wheelchairs or walking aids, and their families, leading teams on a 5k Walk & Roll around Griffith Park to raise awareness and promote the need for inclusive play and social inclusion for children with disabilities. Scott Williams, Shane’s Inspiration Co-founder and Executive Producer of the hit series “NCIS”, will emcee the event.Participants will get a chance to meet Grand Marshal Jon Cryer during the morning’s festivities and receive refreshments, goodie bags, raffle tickets, and time to play on the Shane’s Inspiration playground. Other stars coming out in support of the Walk & Roll include Wallace Langham (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Madison McLaughlin (“Arrow”), Steve Valentine (“The Walk”, “Crossing Jordan”), Ravi Kapoor (“Crossing Jordan”), and Meera Simhan (“Miss India America”).Registration begins at 6:30am on Sunday, September 18, at the Shane’s Inspiration Playground in Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.The 5k/10k Trail Run begins at 7:30am, at 8:30am a stage ceremony for all, and then at 9:00am the 5K Walk & Roll begins.Price: Participation in the Walk & Roll is free – just get sponsors here. Fee for 5k/10k Trail Run is $35/$40 through Active. Trail Run is chip-timed.To register and obtain additional information visit: shanesinspiration.org.Shane’s Inspiration is dedicated to creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs that foster a bias free world for children with disabilities. Scott and his wife Catherine Curry-Williams founded the organization in memory of their son Shane, who passed away in infancy from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Realizing that their son would have spent his life in a wheelchair with a disability that would have prevented him from playing on a playground with other children, the Williams decided to create the first fully inclusive playground in the western United States as a tribute to their son.
APTN National NewsIn Halifax, Aboriginal entrepreneurs took part in a unique business seminar this week.A Mi’kmaq motivational speaker was teaching them to use mind power to achieve success.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.
By Maike EikelmannAPTN National NewsThe First Nations Chief of police made a plea for a toll free number for women who are victims of violence to the special parliamentary committee looking into the issue of violence against Indigenous women.John W. Syrette made the plea Thursday at the committee’s weekly meeting.The data is alarming. According to Statistics Canada the average assaults against Aboriginal women are seven times higher than the national average.And information collected by the Native Women’s Association of Canada shows that more than 600 aboriginal women have either disappeared or have been murdered in the past several decades.Under pressure from NWAC and the Assembly of First Nations, Prime Minister Stephen Harper struck the committee to listen to recommendations from witnesses that deal with the problem in their everyday life.But so far, the Conservative dominated committee has resisted calls from witnesses to call for a national public inquiry.On Thursday committee members heard from Syrette who told them that often there is no officer available for women that want to address the police in an Aboriginal community when they were victims of violence. “This creates a sense of no law, no security and no safety.” Said Syrette.Syrette told the members that a simple toll-free number for all women that were victims of violence would help. “However, many women don’t call us after the first time. The estimation is that some women have 30 incidents of violence before they come to us.” said the President.Moreover he said that especially in northern Canada there are still aboriginal communities where violence against women is accepted. “There is still a dramatic reality in the north” said Constable John C Domm who also testified.Domm added that the Association wants to change this kind of thinking and build a stronger relationship to the indigenous people in each community and to other associations that fight against violence. The “I am a kind man” program, for instance, encourages men to a positive behavior and explains that violence is unusual and unaccepted.“People having jobs and a strong economy in their community supports a kind behavior and as a result there are less incidents of violence.” Said Domm.Furthermore the two officers told the committee that building more shelters in the north, would be a significant help for the women.NDP MP Niki Ashton wants to move on with her motion of a national action plan as recommended by James Anaya. The two witnesses support the idea of the UN.Afterwards, Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash asked for the number one priority of the two witnesses.“We are completely underfunded.” answered Syrette. ”We would need more funding so that we can allocate at least one responsible officer in each community.”email@example.com
Somasundaram’s own researches reveal that 79 percent of the children in the districts of Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Mannar were exposed to armed combat; 58 percent had seen bombing; 40 percent experienced artillery and mortar shelling; 30 percent had experienced attacks on their home; 40 percent had seen people being killed; and 77 percent had gone through multiple displacement. The thirty year war in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province has had a severe psychological effect on the children there, says Dr. Daya Somasundaram, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Jaffna, The New Indian Express reported.In his Anandarajan Memorial Oration delivered at Jaffna recently, Somasundaram quotes a 2009 study by T.Ebert, M.Schauer and others to say that 57 percent of North’s children had a “functioning disorder” and 29 percent were “full” cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some of the symptoms of functioning disorder are fright, anxiety, a feeling of disconnect and depression. Among symptoms of PTSD are migraine, epilepsy, stomach ulcer, and chronic fatigue. Describing the effects of such a traumatic background on the mental make up of kids, Somasundaran says: “The hopes, trust, and feelings of security that children need to develop normally, would have been destroyed, causing permanent scarring at an impressionable age.”A study of medical students from the districts of the Wanni revealed that 63 percent had witnessed the unnatural death of a friend or a family member; 67 percent had escaped from the jaws of death; 43 percent had witnessed killings of strangers; and 80 percent had been in the midst of armed combat. Parents too had been disturbing the minds of the young for 30 years by feeding them with horror stories of war, deprivation and right abuses. Family elders and school teachers continue to brutalize kids by relying on corporeal punishment to secure compliance.With traditional control systems collapsing after the war, child abuse has gone up in Jaffna district from 32 to 99 between 2007 and 2014. In the Northern Province as a whole, in 2013, 19 percent were suffering from mental disorders and 17 percent were victims of alcohol and drugs abuse, Somasundaram says.
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STEVEN TYLER YOWLED in Aerosmith’s hit song Crazy: “girl, you better change your ways, you hear me?”We would never say that to you. We love you just the way you are. Crazy ways and all. In fact, we bring the craziness right to you. Every Saturday morning, we dish the dirt on the oddest news the week has had to offer. Do you hear us, Steven?A Star Trek lookalike, who is the spitting image of emotionless Vulcan Mr Spock, has turned down the opportunity to perform in pornographic films. Rory Ives, from Birmingham, has turned down the chance to appear in the Swedish-produced flick. “ It’s not a direction I want to go in,” he said. Live long and prosper, Rory. Or, you know, whatever. (Birmingham Mail)An anatomically-correct baby doll has shocked toy shoppers. They were caught unawares by the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll at Toys R Us by the doll having genitals. Listen, don’t tell them, but we’re pretty sure their KIDS have one of those things as well! Down with this sort of thing! (Opposing Views)An education blogger was fired this week for writing about “homophones”. In Utah (natch), the man was fired from the Nomen Global Language Centre in Provo for writing a post about homophones (words that sound similar). He was accused of promoting a “gay agenda”. Presumably they found his Post-It with “word domination” scrawled on it underneath his next lesson plan. (Newsweek)Two chefs from Syracuse University cooked steak over molten lava. Interestingly, the two lads made the lava themselves – they embarked on the mission to create manmade volcano juice three years ago. They basically melt rocks with super turbo heat. And then throw some shrimp on the barbie. Yep, we’re sure it’s pretty much exactly that simple. Medium, well-done please, garcon! (Yahoo! Odd News) Titter Source: ImgurGermany can boast of itself as the penis enlargement capital of the world, no less. So, er, well done there. The German Centre for Urology and Phalloplasty Surgery claims that they can increase length by 6cm and girth (titter) by 3cm. 15,414 penis enlargement operations performed worldwide last year. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase: “Hellooooo, nurse!” (Mirror UK)And one last feelgood nugget before we love you and leave you. A Rhode Island centenarian has been awarded an honorary high school diploma. Mary Moniz received the diploma after more than eight decades of waiting, having to drop out during the Great Depression. IT’S JUST DUSTY IN HERE! WE’RE NOT CRYING! (AP)Hey you! Yes, you. Reading this right now. Spotted any bizarre news in your local area? Let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org.It’s all the previous weird news y’all>
https://jrnl.ie/3865350 The 300-year-old viola Image: Morgan Goff 32,953 Views The 300-year-old viola Feb 23rd 2018, 6:11 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 52 Comments Share590 Tweet Email6 A MAN HAS filed a formal complaint to DAA after he claimed a security staff member damaged his £250,000 (€282,000) viola.Violist Morgan Goff, from London, claims that his 300-year-old viola was damaged during a manual security check at departures by a staff member.“I was told that my viola would not go through the normal scanner as it was too big and would need to be manually searched and scanned,” Goff told TheJournal.ie in a statement.He claims he was asked by security staff to empty the contents of his viola case, with the exception of the viola and two bows, before proceeding to the manual check.Goff said he was then asked by the security staff member to open the case.“He immediately went to grab the neck of the instrument to pull it out. I quickly stopped him and told him that it was a very valuable and old instrument,” Goff said.“I said I would handle it and hold it for him so that he could inspect it. I asked him to be really careful due to its value,” he said.Goff said the staff member took out a “swab wand” to examine the viola.He claims the staff member “hit the front of the instrument hard”, which made a “sickening crunching sound” and left a visible dent. Here is the dent Goff claims was made by security staff Source: Morgan Goff“I yelled at him. What did he think he was doing? I said to him ‘This instrument is 300 years old, worth a quarter of a million pounds and you have just dented it’,” Goff said.Goff filled out a damages report at Dublin Airport shortly after the incident occurred.A spokesperson for DAA told TheJournal.ie: “Mr Goff would have been told by security screening staff, who filled out a damage report form in relation to the item, that to make a complaint he needed to contact our customer service department with the full details of the incident in question.“This is standard procedure and we would have provided the contact details for our customer service department to Mr Goff at the time.”DAA confirmed that Goff made contact yesterday morning to file a formal complaint in relation to the issue.“We will now carry out a full investigation.”Read: Bill Cullen is suing Ulster Bank for €120 million over takeover strategyMore: The new project helping parents develop their kids’ emotional resilience Image: Morgan Goff By Hayley Halpin Short URL Complaint filed to Dublin Airport over claims security damaged a 300-year-old €282k viola Violist Morgan Goff was travelling through Dublin Airport on 10 February when the alleged incident happened. Friday 23 Feb 2018, 6:10 AM
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On Tuesday, Dora Bakoyannis, a conservative former foreign minister and leader of the centrist party Democratic Alliance, put an end to days of feverish political speculation over the mystery transfer of one million euros abroad last year by saying that her husband, an entrepreneur, had used the sum to purchase of a ship. In comments to reporters outside Parliament, Bakoyannis described the media frenzy over a simple business transaction by a non-politician as “an unbelievable farce.” Bakoyannis said she was questioned by the vice president of Parliament, Vangelis Argyris, about a payment made to a London bank in March last year, and explained that the money had been related to an investment by her husband, Isidoros Kouvelos, the owner of a shipping firm. Bakoyannis said that her husband’s money came from stocks on the New York exchange which were liquidated through a Greek bank and used to buy a ship in London. Bakoyannis said she too had believed the media hype and had been among those demanding that the name of the person be made public. The former minister added that she believed an attempt was being made to “cover up politicians that had really transferred their money to Swiss bank accounts to save it from Greece.” The furor began last Wednesday when the head of the country’s anti money-laundering agency claimed that an unidentified MP had removed one million euros in savings out of the country last spring even as authorities were appealing to Greek citizens not to panic in a bid to avert a bank run. Source: Kathimerini
“Make it happen”.That was the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, and for those attending the Greek Australian Women’s network event last week, it encapsulated both the stagnating state of gender equality and the hope that change will come. Seven highly influential women from the Greek Australian community came together to take part in the discussion ‘Girls and Education’ at the Food For Though Network’s event on Sunday.A packed audience of more than 100 women, girls, and the odd man or two sat down to hear of the struggles many have witnessed in the workplace, and the troubling state of violence against women.Giving the keynote speech, parliament’s first female Greek Australian minister, Jenny Mikakos, spoke of the worldwide gender gap in children attending school. “Only 30 per cent of girls worldwide are enrolled in high school,” she says.“More than 60 per cent of people who lack basic reading and writing skills in the poorest nations are women.“As children grow, so does inequality.” She also spoke of her own heartache at the fact her mother wasn’t able to pursue her dreams to become a teacher in the ’60 and ’70s.Life in education and the gender gap was the topic of the panel’s discussion chaired by Alphington Grammar’s principal, Vivianne Nikou.Acclaimed academics Joy Damousi, Georgina Tsolidis, Ann Mitsis and student Maree Skalistis spoke from experience.“Self esteem and self confidence is at the core of the issues of women in education,” Professor Damousi says.“When you look at why it is that a majority of women graduate university but they’re not moving up, it’s one of the potential issues that I think we need to talk about.“It’s one that doesn’t hit the headlines.”One of the most confronting aspects of the discussion came when the panel discussed domestic violence in the Greek community. “Sixty per cent of women didn’t report the last domestic violence incident,” Professor Georgina Tsolidis said. Women in culturally and linguistically diverse communities are starkly more highly represented in those statistics, many silenced thanks to cultural stigmas and entrenched gender roles. “We need to break that cycle of violence,” Ms Mikakos said.It’s been an ongoing issue in our community and one that is getting worse as our community expands due to an increase of Greek migration thanks to the crisis. Settlement issues and tight finances have pushed the rate of new domestic violence up, with the Australian Greek Welfare Society saying their number of cases has increased dramatically over the past four years.Wife of the Greek Ambassador to Australia, Eyvah Dafaranos highlighted the need for members of the community to embrace newly arrived women by offering them sponsorship in their industry to give them more independence in their family life.The panellists also agreed that “women shouldn’t have to choose between career or family”.Entering into an industry that is very male dominated also had the panellists jumping to give advice.Neos Kosmos asked the group if they had any advice to young Greek Australian women entering the workforce. “Don’t be afraid of it (male dominated field), actually embrace it, you’ve got a lot you can bring to that space,” Dr Ann Mitsis said.“You have to be very confident in your dealings with colleagues,” Professor Damousi says.“I’d also strongly advise to cultivate a number of mentors, not just one, male and female, because there will be various aspects of the job that draw on skills which you’ll need to develop that people can help you with.”Founder of the Food for Thought Network Varvara Ioannou also said the best way to succeed in a career is to “stop judging, stay current in your chosen profession, and seek mentors”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Stipulation added to match at ALL IN on Saturday, Full line-up of Starrcast shows airing on FITE WWE.com has announced that Randy Orton vs. Sheamus has been added to this Sunday’s 7/19 Battleground PPV in St. Louis, Missouri.Updated card for the show is as follows:* WWE World Heavyweight Title: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Brock Lesnar* WWE United States Title: John Cena (c) vs. Kevin Owens* WWE Intercontinental Title, Triple Threat: Ryback (c) vs. The Miz vs. Big Show* WWE Tag Team Titles: The Prime Time Players (c’s) vs. The New Day* Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt* Randy Orton vs. SheamusSource: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Twitter Videos Articles Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Shawn Michaels Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch added to WWE Hell in a Cell PPV on September 16
DA examines criminal liability in officer involved shootings KUSI Newsroom, Categories: 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)- Criminal liability in eight officer involved shooting incidents and four in-custody deaths were discussed at a press briefing held by the district attorney. Evidence such as body camera footage, autopsy reports, statements from witnesses, and other materials were brought up.The focus of this was to examine if a crime was committed by responding officers and to provide transparency. Posted: December 14, 2018 December 14, 2018
Interact with the character Bailey Flanigan, as interpreted by Kelsey Russell, at: http://on.fb.me/i6FX4TRussell also can be seen in the trailer for “Leaving,” the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series written by Russell’s mother, best-selling Vancouver Christian-fiction author Karen Kingsbury. The trailer is on the Bailey Flanigan Official Facebook page, on YouTube and on Kingsbury’s website: http://karenkingsbury.com“Leaving” was released on March 22. The second book, “Learning,” will be out on June 21, followed by “Longing” this fall and “Loving” in late spring 2012.On Facebook, more than 10,200 people “Like” Bailey Flanigan, the central character in a new series by best-selling Vancouver Christian-fiction author Karen Kingsbury.Readers turn to the site to weigh in on Bailey’s adventures and seek advice about everything from dating to faith to friends and family.Bailey may be fictional, but the advice and support her fans receive is real and comes from someone deeply connected to the character.Kelsey Russell, Kingsbury’s daughter and the inspiration for Bailey, spends between 30 minutes and two hours each day interacting with fans on the Bailey Flanigan Official Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/i6FX4T). The page makes it clear that Bailey is not a licensed counselor, but is “a good listener and a super great friend.”
(WSVN) – An elevator inside one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers fell 84 floors with six people trapped inside, including a pregnant woman.Thankfully, according to KABC, everyone managed to escape without injury, but not before a lengthy two-hour rescue.The Chicago Fire Department responded to the former John Hancock building along North Michigan Avenue at around 12:30 a.m., Friday. Officials say the group had just left a restaurant on the 95th floor when they got stuck inside an express elevator.Shortly after getting in the elevator, they heard noises, which according to officials, were two cables snapping.The elevator came to a stop between the 11th and 12th floor.Rescue efforts were not easy according to firefighters. Crews had to break through a brick wall from a parking garage in order to reach the six people trapped inside.While the elevator ride may have taken a scary fall, officials said the group was never in any actual danger as the elevator was being held up by multiple cables — regardless of the two that broke. The building’s officials say they are now investigating what caused the elevator to malfunction.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Teams comprised of a drone operator and visual observer are able to relay messages back to incident commanders to help make better tactical decisions.With the start of the 2019 hurricane season on Saturday, about a million homes in Miami-Dade County will have special door tags. The green tags mean the occupants are safe, and the red tags alert crews that someone in that home is in need of assistance.Crews showcased how the unmanned aerial vehicle will search for green and red tagged doors as homeowners are expected to use the signs in the event of a hurricane hitting South Florida.“The idea is that the drone will survey a certain area, and we’re going to be looking for the red and green signs — these doorknobs, these door stops that say ‘help’ or ‘OK,’” said Suarez.There are currently two drone teams that have been serving the county since March, but with more training, there could be as many as 10 teams.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Hurricane season has started and Miami-Dade County has created teams to use drones for search and rescue missions in case of an emergency.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews and the Office of Emergency Management met on Monday morning in Doral to demonstrate how the drones will be used to help residents after a hurricane.“The fact that we can livestream video is a huge advantage,” said MDFR Special Operations Chief Jeff Suarez.When asked whether the new technology will save time, Suarez replied, “Absolutely, time. Time is lives.”The drone program aims to assist during what officials call “high hazard assignments,” including search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of a hurricane.“A lot of these drones do have zoom capability. They do have infrared capability. They have 4K-quality camera,” said Suarez.Officials said the drones will give MDFR the opportunity to search a large amount of impacted areas in a short time frame.
Moroccan women carry goods after crossing the border from Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla into Moroccan settlement in Beni Ansar, Morocco. Reuters file photoFifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out in a southwestern Moroccan town on Sunday as food aid was being distributed in a market, the Interior Ministry said.A hospital source put the death toll at 18, adding that most victims were women who had been scrambling for food handed out by a rich man in the small coastal town of Sidi Boulaalam.A local journalist said the donor had organised similar handouts before, but this year some 1,000 people arrived, storming an iron barrier under which several women were crushed.King Mohammed ordered that the victims’ families be given any assistance they needed and the wounded treated at his cost, the ministry said in a statement, adding that a criminal investigation had been opened.Last month, the king dismissed the ministers of education, planning and housing and health after an economic agency found “imbalances” in implementing a development plan to fight poverty in the northern Rif region.The Rif saw numerous protests after a fishmonger was accidentally crushed to death in a garbage truck in October 2016 after a confrontation with police, and he became a symbol of the effects of corruption and official abuse.In July, the king pardoned dozens of people arrested in the protests and accused local officials of stoking public anger by being too slow to implement development projects.
The competitive dance show is currently in its fifteenth season.Estranja auditioned in Beverly Hills, California for judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Vanessa Hudgens, as well as guest judge and past contestant tWitch.Her audition reel began with a video package about her relationship with drag and identifying as an effeminate man.Then the fireworks really began.[embedded content]Did she make it to the Academy?When dancers audition for the show, the judges have to decide whether or not to send them to the Academy.This is the portion of the show before the main competition where dancers perform in a variety of genres, proving their talent is versatile. From there, the Top 20 is determined.So did Estranja make it?Lythgoe praised some of her bold moves, but ultimately said no. Hudgens, then, gave her a yes because of her magnetic presence and the joy she brings.tWitch also ultimately said yes and then it was up to Murphy. With one glance back to the audience cheering Estranja on, Murphy said yes.Estranja — who is no stranger to performing — is going to the Academy!So many people are thrilled by this and excited to see how she does.Whether boy or girl, hip hop or ballroom… I am ready to ROCK the @DANCEonFOX Academy!! Photography @DavideLaffe pic.twitter.com/yKmUlhADw6— Laganja Estranja (@LaganjaEstranja) June 5, 2018 Thank you for your support!! You actually inspired me to audition for @DANCEonFOX and live my truth as a dancer/choreographer!! I look up to you so much, you are one talented artist!! https://t.co/OcjInKNvG1 Drag queen Laganja Estranja appeared on last night’s season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance. And her audition made everyone’s jaws drop. — Laganja Estranja (@LaganjaEstranja) June 5, 2018 A fabulous end pose | Photo: YouTube/So You Think You Can Dance GAYSTARNEWS- Can’t wait to watch my season 6 sister slaaaayyyy!! https://t.co/BzWwKni2Ju— bendelacreme (@bendelacreme) June 5, 2018Another starAlso on the episode was gay tap dancer Eddie Hoyt. He shared his coming out story growing up in a religious family and totally wowed the judges.He even had a dance off with tWitch![embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Mom and Dad are so proud!! And their friends are, too!! I’m so grateful for the good responses, thank you all!! pic.twitter.com/ToD0ZrTPLk— Laganja Estranja (@LaganjaEstranja) June 5, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… “Eat it!” Of course Miss Mary said yes. Who can say no to @LaganjaEstranja? Come on Season 15 Of @DANCEonFOX – let’s get sickening! CONGRATS GIRL! pic.twitter.com/gRdprioMlU— Sister Roma (@SisterRoma) June 5, 2018 WARK. @LaganjaEstranja https://t.co/VC8wp9C35Q— RuPaul (@RuPaul) June 4, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Drag queens Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn get ready for a night out in fun videoAmerican Idol judges make ‘executive decision’ to save drag queen Ada VoxTrixie Mattel under fire for racist joke, refuses to apologizeRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/laganja-estranja-so-you-think-you-can-dance-audition/
June 15, 2016 848 Views Top 20 Hottest Housing Markets in the U.S. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News If you’re looking to buy a house in the West, you’d better hurry, and you’d better bring your fattest checkbook, according to Redfin. Because properties in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland are moving fast and commanding high prices.In its latest report, Redfin measured housing markets’ hotness based on the percentage of homes most likely to go under contract within 14 days according to the company’s proprietary “Hot Homes” algorithm. In Denver, Seattle and Portland, more than 60 percent of homes listed so far this year were Hot Homes, outpacing all other markets Redfin tracks.According to Redfin’s data, the national average number of days a home is on the market in the U.S. is 47. In Portland and Seattle, homes are up for a mere eight days, while homes in Denver and San Francisco are up for 10 and 19 days, respectively. In April 2012, a typical home in Denver found a buyer in 36 days. In Portland it was 65 days and in Seattle it was 50, according to the report.And more than half of homes in all these markets are selling for more than 100 percent of their asking prices. Sixty-eight percent of San Francisco homes, in fact, are selling for more than asking. Nationally, homes typically sell for about 95 percent of asking price, and about 22 percent in all markets sell for above.Colorado, Washington, and California dominated Redfin’s list of hot markets. In fact, Portland, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Boston were the only markets outside those states that made Redfin’s top 20.Redfin credits a limited supply of homes for sale and strong demand from homebuyers in these markets, accelerating the pace at which homes sell.”The market is moving so quickly that I can no longer use recent sales as a guide for what my clients should offer on a home,” said Redfin agent Karla Kirkpatrick Adams. “Instead, I call listing agents of similar homes that are under contract but haven’t yet sold. I ask them the contract price, which is a more up-to-date reflection of the current market than the prices of homes that have already sold.”Redfin also credits a better economy.“Strong job growth and relatively affordable home prices have been lightning rods of buyer demand for Denver and Portland,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “Their economies have a lot in common with the tech enclaves to the west, Seattle and San Francisco, but there’s a big difference—home prices.”The typical home in Denver and Portland costs a whopping $850,000 less than a home in San Francisco, Redfin reported. Portland and Denver also offer a respite from Seattle, where homes typically sell for around $90,000 more than in those two cities.”The combination of jobs, affordability and a desirable western lifestyle is a triumvirate that buyers are flocking to this year,” Richardson said. Share hot markets Redfin 2016-06-15 Scott_Morgan
The United States Senate today voted to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, after several weeks of debate, amendments, and negotiation.On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate finally voted 67-31 to end debate on the bill, capping many days’ worth of debate over potential amendments to the bill. The bill must now return and pass the House, which had previously passed a different version of the bill before it went to the Senate.Before the final vote on passage, Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo remarked that America was about to witness a “rare, bipartisan moment that had been years in the making,” adding, “this bill is a bipartisan compromise, the changes are common sense, and it will allow financial institutions to better serve their customers and communities, while maintaining safety and soundness and important consumer protections. At a time of intense political polarization, we have proven that we can work together to get things done. This is good for small financial institutions, good for small business, and good for families across America.”The bill enacts numerous reforms and changes regulations pertaining to lenders. One of the primary changes is increasing the threshold for enhanced regulatory standards from $50 billion to $250 billion, a change designed to exempt some smaller and mid-sized banks from regulations that would still apply to the larger banking entities. The affected regulations pertain to capital and liquidity rules, risk management standards, and stress testing requirements, among other things.Former Sen. Barney Frank, one of the authors of the Dodd-Frank Act, told Scotsman Guide this week, “I think [the asset threshold] should be $125 [billion to trigger FSOC oversight]. So, I would vote against it on those grounds. I would hope to try and change it. But, as far as [non-qualified] mortgages are concerned, I think allowing the smaller banks to make those loans as long as they keep them in portfolio is a perfectly good idea.”The bill also exempts banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the Volcker Rule, which limits risky trading by U.S. banks, and dials back restrictions on small and regional banks when it comes to restrictions on mortgage lending.Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), who has been a longtime opponent of weakening Dodd-Frank, said, “If we lose the final vote … we’ll be paving the way for the next big crash. It’s time for the rest of us to fight back and demand that Washington work for us, not the big bank lobbyists.”The bill does have plenty of Democratic defenders, however, several of whom argue that the reforms could help community banks flourish and help revitalize rural economies. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), a supporter of the legislation, said, “When you don’t respond to these kinds of legitimate concerns from small lenders, there’s a resentment to the overall policy. We tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater with that kind of frustration.”More than a dozen banks sent a letter to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) earlier this month, expressing their support for the proposed legislation. “Our banks do not threaten U.S. financial market stability, and we should not be subjected to the same regulatory regime as larger banks with more complex and interconnected business models,” the letter read in part. “Regional and traditional lenders and our communities have been disadvantaged by a regulatory model that lumps us together with the largest, most complex banks.”The Credit Union National Association also sent a letter of support to Senate leaders. Their letter read, in part, “We applaud the good faith effort to craft common-sense regulatory reform legislation. S.2155 is the result of months of deliberate bipartisan negotiations and contains several provisions supported by America’s credit unions.”Yana Miles, Senior Legislative Counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending, issued a statement reading, “The financial crisis led to a Great Recession that cost millions of Americans their jobs, homes, and savings. This bill would allow for the return of many of the same reckless financial practices that caused the crash. This bill lifts commonsense safeguards, designed to stop banks from again tanking the economy, while also making it easier for financial companies to sell risky mortgages, discriminate against communities of color, and steer manufactured-home owners into more expensive mortgages. The American public does not want this dangerous bank deregulation. Congress is playing with fire.” Dodd-Frank Act Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act regulatory reform Senate Stress Tests Volcker Rule 2018-03-14 David Wharton March 14, 2018 894 Views Dodd-Frank Modification Bill to Benefit Small Lenders in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, journal, News Share
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Feely said he did have a recent conversation with the coach, but wouldn’t go into details.“I’ll keep that between ourselves, but we had a talk and I’m comfortable with that. I’m excited to keep competing and getting better and being ready for this team for week one.”Feely has been with the Cardinals since 2010 and had no problem listing his stats and his successes when asked about previously losing his job to the young kicker in Miami. “I think there was a lot more to do with it than percentages and my performance on the field. I’m proud of my performance over the last four years,” said the veteran kicker, who ranks 16th in the NFL in all-time field goal percentage with a mark of 82.6 percent. “I’m happy with how I performed over the last few years of my career and I’m happy with my training camp so far. In the last week-and-a-half, I’m 24-for-25 in team and made a 57-yarder yesterday.”Feely reiterated that he understands how this business works and he didn’t seem surprised that the team was possibly looking at another kicker. “I’ve been around long enough to know that the job of management is always to get better and to try to find someone who is better than who you have on the roster, and your job as a player is to prove to them that you’re the best option.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share We’ve heard about a lot of competition battles going on at Arizona Cardinals’ camp this year, but they never included the kicker until Wednesday, when the team signed Dan Carpenter to a one-year deal. But adding Carpenter, who, incidentally, replaced Jay Feely in Miami in 2008, does not faze Arizona’s incumbent kicker.“I’ve had competition my whole career. There’s competition whether somebody is here or not. You’re always competing against every other kicker in camp and even guys that aren’t in camp,” said Feely when asked about the news Wednesday. “I’ve been there myself, so it doesn’t change anything for me. I’m comfortable with what Coach (Bruce) Arians told me and I’m just going to keep competing. I’m happy with where I’m at right now and the progression to get ready for St. Louis.” The 37-year-old has connected at an 82.6 percent clip in his 13-year career and has been reliable for Arizona, hitting 25-of-28 field goal attempts in 2012. But the questions started coming after Feely struggled in the preseason opener in Green Bay and continued after he missed a 30-yarder in last Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. After the game, Arians called the miss “unacceptable.”“The miss was dumb. It wasn’t a technical thing; I should’ve taken a delay of game and waited and not rushed it. I know better than that, I’ve done that probably ten times in my career,” said Feely when asked if the miss was just one hiccup. “I’ve felt real comfortable with how I’ve progressed every day in training camp up to this point. Over the last week and a half, kicked the ball great and kicked off great in the game and I’m happy with where I’m at.” – / 24
Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Christine Arians talked about the challenge of being a football coach’s wife and raising the children with Bruce working as an NFL coach in the first episode of the series.Part III will appear on Friday, Sept. 9, as the Cardinals ready to kick off the 2016 season Sept. 11 against the New England Patriots. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Sports’ Paige Dimakos sat down with Christine Arians to talk about her family, the Arians Family Foundation and, of course, her husband, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.In the second edition of a three-part series, the CEO of the Arians household discussed the Amazon series “All or Nothing,” Arians’ recent sickness and his larger-than-life personality — apparently, he used to be a little shy. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories