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  • An Ultramatic New Grease: Live Promo, Tveit’s Naughty Days & More!

    first_img View Comments Grease is the word…and the live TV event of the season! Check out below the exciting new promo for the Fox musical telecast, featuring rehearsal footage of your favorite T-Birds and Pink Ladies and a taste of Jessie J.’s performance of the titular anthem. The stars have also been making the rounds day and night to talk up to show. Take a look to learn what Aaron Tveit said in Kindergarten that got him sent to the principal, why Julianne Hough refuses to say she’s nervous, a live Today Show teaser with Vanessa Hudgens and Carlos PenaVega and more. The hand jive hits the small screen on January 31!last_img read more

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  • U.S. groups push economic transition plan for coal miners, coalfield communities

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A group of local, tribal and labor leaders in U.S. communities where coal has traditionally been mined unveiled a “National Economic Transition,” or NET, platform to help former workers and communities transition to an economy that derives increasingly less power from coal.U.S. coal consumption has been declining rapidly in recent years and the U.S. Energy Information Administration recently forecast coal production will drop 25% below 2019 levels this year. The one-year development process behind the NET was led by the Just Transition Fund, an organization that is working to create economic opportunities for communities traditionally dependent on the coal sector and addresses challenges including climate change, racial injustice and economic inequality in communities that once relied on coal.“Workers and families affected by the changing coal economy are facing a profound crisis complicated by unique difficulties. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic decline, coal facilities closures, layoffs, and cuts to vital services were devastating to people and places dependent on the coal economy — many of whom are still struggling following earlier economic declines, the loss of manufacturing jobs, or inequality and widespread poverty,” the report released June 29 states. “For low-income communities and communities of color already disproportionately left behind by the status quo, the need for equitable and inclusive economic growth is vital.”The new platform is based on seven pillars that include: investing in local leaders and long-term economic development planning; expanding investments in entrepreneurship and small businesses in new sectors; providing bridge support and pathways to in-demand, family-sustaining jobs for workers; reclaiming and remediating coal sites to create jobs while cleaning up the environment; improving inadequate physical and social infrastructure; addressing the impact of coal company bankruptcies and coordinating across various programs to ensure communities have access to the resources they need. The coalition’s report points to solutions that are community-driven, tailored to a specific location, inclusive to all and supportive of communities and families as the most durable approaches to economic transition.More than 80 organizations and individuals collaborated on the platform, the report states. Two immediate first steps recommended by the report are the creation of a national transition task force charged with creating a national action plan and the development of a new federal Office of Economic Transition.“The livelihoods of thousands of communities and tens of millions of people rely on us getting this transition right,” the report states. “Political leaders across the country must make the decision to engage and make significant investments now using the community-driven framework and scalable solutions provided by this platform.”[Taylor Kuykendall]More ($): Coalition launches a national economic transition plan for U.S. coal country U.S. groups push economic transition plan for coal miners, coalfield communitieslast_img read more

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  • Ronaldo Impressive In Return To Brazilian Football

    first_imgBy Dialogo April 30, 2009 With goal after goal in Brazil, Ronaldo is showing he remains one of the best strikers in the world. Despite not being completely fit after spending more than a year sidelined because of the third serious knee injury of his career, Ronaldo is leaving his mark in Brazilian football, even showing signs of the form that made him a three-time FIFA player of the year. The 32-year-old striker is thriving with Corinthians, and has already scored eight goals in nine matches since returning to competitive football in March. His performances have prompted calls by fans and local media for his return to the national team. “This is an answer to those who said I was an exhibition player, a marketing move,” Ronaldo said. “I’m the happiest man in the world, I’m doing what I like to do. The most important thing to me is to be playing football.” Ronaldo’s latest goals were scored in style in the first leg of the Sao Paulo state championship, when Corinthians beat Santos 3-1 to stay one match away from the title. It can win the title even with a two-goal loss next week. The striker showed his skill with a difficult first touch that set up a left-footed shot for his first goal in the first half, then used a nifty back-heel dribble to get past a defender and clip a delicate lob shot from outside the area over Santos goalkeeper Fabio Costa. Even Pele — a former Santos player who watched the match at the Vila Belmiro stadium — was quick to praise Ronaldo. “It was a goal worthy of Pele, a goal worthy of a World Cup,” Pele said. “He makes a difference. I’m glad I got to see a goal like that.” Ronaldo, the all-time leading World Cup scorer with 15 goals, was thrilled to perform well in front of Pele. “It was nice to be the king for a day in the King’s house,” the 32-year-old Ronaldo said. Ronaldo, who had already scored a decisive goal in the semifinal against Sao Paulo, became the biggest attraction in Brazilian football after signing with Corinthians last December. He was visibly overweight and struggling to regain his fitness, but when he finally made his debut, it was in dramatic fashion, scoring a last-minute goal against rival Palmeiras. Ronaldo scored again against Sao Caetano in his first match as a starter, and has continued to impress since then. He missed only three matches to rest, but says his knee has not bothered him at all since the surgery after the February 2008 injury sustained while playing with AC Milan in the Italian league. “Each goal I score I lose 1 kilogram,” Ronaldo joked as he continues to try to get back to his best physical shape. “Hopefully I’ll lose a lot of weight in the coming matches.” The striker has said he wants to score 30 goals this year with Corinthians, which would certainly catch the attention of Brazil coach Dunga. “Nobody comes close to the Ronaldo of today,” Lance columnist Eduardo Tironi said. “He deserves to be summoned.” One of Ronaldo’s objectives is to return to the national team in time for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. “Only Dunga can evaluate if I deserve to be in the national team,” Ronaldo said. “If what I’m doing with Corinthians is enough, I’ll be proud to return.” Ronaldo began his European career with PSV Eindhoven in 1994 and went on to play for continental powerhouses FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan.last_img read more

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Noriega’s Extradition To France

    first_img In France, he was sentenced to ten years on a variety of charges in 1999, but French judicial authorities want to organize a new trial for money laundering. His lawyer could not be reached for comment. On Monday, the nine Supreme Court justices rejected without comment his second and last chance to avoid transfer to France. In January, the U.S. high court denied a first appeal by Noriega to avoid extradition, in a decision that he asked the court to reconsider. Noriega, who is seventy-five years old, was overthrown and captured by the U.S. army during its military intervention in Panama in 1989. Manuel Noriega was an ally of the United States during the Cold War and a former informant of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). By Dialogo March 23, 2010 By rejecting his last appeal, the United States Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for the extradition of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France, where he is charged with money laundering. The former dictator is in jail in Florida (in the southeastern United States), where he was sentenced in 1992 to thirty years, but his sentence for drug trafficking was reduced to seventeen years, ending in September 2008. last_img read more

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  • Venezuelan Regime Uses Pandemic for Political Ends

    first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo May 20, 2020 The massive business shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of jobs to be lost. In the case of Venezuelan migrants, faced with a lack of resources to survive far from home, some have decided to return to their country of origin. Upon arrival, however, they are mistreated, discriminated against, and encounter serious problems in health management. In addition, the Nicolás Maduro regime uses the return of these citizens for political ends.“The Maduro regime is wielding propaganda in which it invites its citizens to return to Venezuela, where they will supposedly receive medical care and be taken to hotels to quarantine, and then continue their journey to the places where they lived before, but the reality is different,” Ronal Rodríguez, a researcher at the Colombian Del Rosario University’s Venezuela Observatory, told Diálogo.“Some of the migrants have to undergo checkups for possible coronavirus infection. Those who go through this protocol are taken to schools, sports venues, even warehouses that do not even have access to drinking water, which makes it almost impossible to really manage the disease,” Rodríguez added. “That is, instead of being a containment measure, it is a measure of infection.”“These centers are not run by health personnel, but by regime officials who are not properly trained, resulting in cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment,” said Rafael Uzcátegui, coordinator of PROVEA, a Venezuelan nongovernmental organization that advocates for human rights. “Only those who have severe symptoms are tested. These locations have no proper infrastructure or sanitary equipment to treat basic health conditions.”Political endsRodríguez and Uzcátegui explain that Venezuelans also face discrimination upon arrival, since the regime takes advantage of the situation to promote its political views.The government claims that the return of Venezuelan citizens is not because of the pandemic-generated economic crisis. Jorge Rodríguez, Venezuela’s vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, told the press on April 6 that Colombia was using the humanitarian corridor “to sneak in paramilitaries, deserters, and mercenaries who wanted to bring trouble to Venezuela.”“To symbolically clear out any connection with Chavismo, they say that there are Colombian terrorists among the groups of returnees to legitimize the isolation and mistreatment of migrants,” Uzcátegui said. “Some [regime] spokespeople state that Venezuelans return because they realized the ‘goodness of socialism.’”According to Rodríguez and Uzcátegui, only economic migrants return, and not those who have experienced political persecution. “Those who return were working in the informal economy sectors, and due to [unemployment] circumstances they cannot carry out any economic activity, which leads them to go back home,” Rodríguez added.“However, the regime says that Venezuelan migrants are back because they were victims of xenophobia, and that they are part of the opposition to destabilize Venezuela and damage the results of the COVID-19 pandemic management,” Rodríguez said. “It is all a farce, used to justify the medical system’s demise; that is, to claim that the return of these Venezuelans was what destabilized Venezuela.”last_img read more

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  • Backpack Exchange from North Star Community Credit Union

    first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently I was on Facebook and intrigued by a picture of school backpacks from a fellow Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE). The backpacks were donated from the credit union for children in the community, just in time for the new school year. Awesome right? I reached out to Nanci Gale-Wilson – the CUDE in question – to learn more about her credit union’s Backpack Exchange.What is North Star’s Backpack Exchange?The North Star Community Credit Union (NSCCU) backpack exchange is a community program where we accept gently used backpack donations throughout the year, clean then up, fill them with donated school supplies and host an exchange day where all children come on a first come first serve, two backpack per family basis. Backpacks are expensive and every child should feel special on their first day of school! This is a way to recycle perfectly good backpacks throughout the community as well as being a good example of the people helping people philosophy!Where did the idea come from & why did you do start it?The NSCCU backpack exchange is a program that was started by looking in my son’s closet. Let me explain….My son is a school aged child who refuses to use the same backpack two years in a row. I can hear him in my head now saying “That’s not cool MOM!” continue reading »last_img read more

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  • Court sentences underage ‘anarcho-syndicalists’ to four months in jail

    first_imgYusri added that the police had completed the case on another three suspects and submitted them to the district court in late April for trial.Read also: Books seized, five arrested as police claim anarcho-syndicalists plan mass looting in JavaPolice arrested five people suspected of being involved in the so-called anarcho-syndicalist group on April 10, after they allegedly painted graffiti inciting people to riot amid public anxiety over the COVID-19 outbreak.Police claimed the suspects had spray-painted the walls of a shopping complex in Tangerang with messages saying “it’s a crisis now; it’s time to burn”, “kill the rich” and “fight or die ridiculously”.They had been charged under articles 14 and 15 of the 1946 Misinformation Law and Article 160 of the Criminal Code on incitement, which carry sentences of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.Human rights activists warned the police following the arrest not to act arbitrarily and make arrests simply based on the ideology of certain people without sufficient evidence to prove their crimes. (vny)Topics : Tangerang District Court in Banten has sentenced two underage members of a so-called anarcho-syndicalist group to four months in prison despite attempts to get them noncustodial sentences.“The underage offenders, identified as A and RH, have been sentenced [to four months in jail] after three failed attempts to enter them in the juvenile diversion program,” Jakarta Metropolitan Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.In the diversion program, an underage convict can avoid imprisonment and do social work instead. Low-risk youths such as first-time offenders are usually deemed eligible for the program.last_img read more

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  • BLOG: ICYMI Governor Wolf Will Veto HB 1948

    first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf June 22, 2016 The Blog,  Videos,  Women’s Rights House Bill 1948 is an attack on a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. This bill is wrong and Governor Wolf will veto it if it reaches his desk.Hear these powerful stories from three women on how this anti-choice bill would have affected their families. By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretarycenter_img BLOG: ICYMI Governor Wolf Will Veto HB 1948 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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  • Maroochydore Beach Renourishment Project Kicks Off

    first_imgThe Sunshine Coast Council recently held a meeting to discuss the 2019 Maroochydore Beach Renourishment Project.During the meeting the attendees talked about the Maroochydore Beach project, where every two years since late 2013 council contractors extract sand from the lower Maroochy River to replenish the shoreline of Maroochydore Beach, protecting it from natural erosion.According to the Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray, these nourishment works – which begin today, June 18 – are essential to maintain the beach and uphold council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region.“These works have ensured ongoing protection of the adjacent assets from storm erosion, and allow the shoreline to respond to natural erosion events,” said Jason O’Pray.It is anticipated that sand extraction and delivery will continue for a number of weeks (weather dependent), bringing a total of 100,000 cubic meters of loose sand material through the pipeline that was constructed in 2013.last_img read more

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  • PUMA: We Are Official AFN Equipment Sponsors!

    first_img Loading… ‘ The AFN constitution (2017 as amended) stated clearly that the Secretary-General shall be the custodian of AFN’s records, documents, and properties and that he shall be privy to all decisions of the AFN (article 8.7.1 of the constitution and 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 of the 2017 Code of Governance referenced by the AFN constitution (2017 as amended). ‘I was appointed as AFN Secretary-General on November 1, 2019, in accordance with article 8.7.2 of the AFN constitution (2017 as amended) and 2017 Code of Governance article 4.4.1 as referenced by the AFN constitution and since I resumed as Secretary-General, I have not sighted a copy of the agreement the AFN is purported to have signed with PUMA.’ read also:Puma closing in on record-breaking £100m deal for Man City ace Our correspondent recalled that majority of the board members of the AFN met early this year at the federation’s secretariat in Abuja where it was resolved that Gusau should explain how he committed the AFN to a sponsorship agreement without the knowledge of the board and particularly the Secretary-General who should mandatorily be a signatory to the agreement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sportswear manufacturer, PUMA insists it is the official equipment and sportswear sponsors of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) following reports that due process was not followed in the signing of the agreement. In a letter to Olamide George, the vice president of the AFN and signed by Dr. Martin Benda, its General Counsel, PUMA says the sponsoring and licensing agreement was signed on July 24, 2019.The company revealed that Engr Ibrahim Gusau, President of the AFN and Mr. Sunday Adeleye, the former Technical Director of the Federation signed on behalf of the federation. PUMA also confirmed it has ”fulfilled its payment obligations towards the AFN until today’.The company also confirmed Dynamic Sporting Solutions Nigeria Limited, a company owned by Sunday Adeleye who was recalled as the representative of the athletes on the board of the AFN last year was the ‘nominated bank account’ which received the payment made for the AFN as the ‘authorised recipient’. When contacted, AFN Secretary-General, Prince Adisa Beyioku says he is not aware of any contractual agreement between the AFN and PUMA. ‘I am the Chief Administrative and Chief Accounting Officer of the AFN as contained in the AFN constitution (2017 as amended), article 8.7.1 and article 4.4.2 of the 2017 Code of Governance as referenced by the AFN constitution in article 8.7.1. I am not aware there is any contractual agreement between the AFN and PUMA. It was not stated in the hand-over notes submitted by my predecessor, Elijah Ademu who was AFN Secretary-General at the time the contract was purportedly signed,’ revealed Beyioku who expressed surprise that PUMA could sign a contractual agreement with a World Athletics member federation without the signature of its chief administrative and accounting officer.center_img Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!last_img read more

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