Video: Notre Dame’s Sheldon Day Had An Amazing Moment With His Mother On The Field For Senior Day

first_imgSheldon Day and his mother on Notre Dame senior day.Twitter/@timringTVNotre Dame hosts its senior day today in South Bend, and when it was Sheldon Day’s turn to greet his mother on the field, things got pretty emotional. Day’s mom couldn’t quite wait for him to hit midfield, so she jogs up to meet him, the two do a special handshake, and then emotionally embraced. It was a fantastic moment:Sheldon Day’s mom doesn’t wait for her son at midfield. Great Senior Day moment at Notre Dame Stadium pic.twitter.com/9vSKZ4PJPK— Tim Ring (@timringTV) November 14, 2015Notre Dame leads Wake Forest 21-0 early in the second quarter.last_img

Feel Good Friday – Sword & Plough

first_imgWhen you are born at West Point, the military runs in your blood. So is the story of Emily and Betsy Nunez. Emily is now a second lieutenant and her father is a retired colonel. While attending Airborne School she heard the stories of veterans who suffered from lingering emotional and physical hardships as well as unemployment challenges.In order to bring awareness to the issues faced by active duty soldiers and their families the girls began Sword & Plough (S&P), a bag company made with recycled and repurposed military gear. By doing this they empower veteran employment, reduce waste and strengthen civil- military understanding.Here is what makes the company even more awesome:The girls work with companies and no-profit organizations that employ veterans as sewers, manufacturers and managers. They even ask these companies to scale with them by hiring veterans to meet the demand for S&P. Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The name stems from the ancient saying ‘To turn swords into plough shares.’ In that context S&P is taking military technologies and materials and applying them to peaceful civilian applications.The company has a handsome range of messengers, totes and sacks as well as iPad sleeves, Dopp Kits, belts and card holders all made in Colorado.For Black Friday the brand is launching this handsome weekender. Check the site to snap one up! Since they recycle thousands of pounds of military surplus fabrics the bags are also durable and water resistant. S&P donates 10% of its’ profits to Veteran organizations. The goal is to emotionally and physically touch civilians in their everyday lives to remind them of the challenges our country and our veterans face and the power that every person has to help. The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Material last_img read more

Tweet about former teachers hotness leads to heat for Manitoba politician

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician is facing some heat after tweeting about the “hotness” of his former homeroom teacher.Steven Fletcher, an Independent member of the legislature, posted a message on Twitter in reply to a woman who taught him in Grades 7 and 8.The message thanks her for commenting on an article Fletcher had published and also revealed that he was attracted to her 35 years ago.The tweet says: “You were always the hottest teacher. All the boys loved you in inappropriate ways.”Many people — including Rochelle Squires, Manitoba’s minister for the status of women — have replied, telling Fletcher his remarks were inappropriate and offensive.Fletcher says he meant no offence — many boys have crushes on their teachers — and people are reacting too harshly.“It looks like we’re living in a society where it is becoming increasingly difficult to be human,” Fletcher said Friday.“Yes, I had a crush on my Grade 7 teacher, and, yes, she was photogenic and very smart.”Squires tweeted that she was at a loss for words.“I don’t even know what to say — so, so insulting, demeaning, inappropriate.”Fletcher served as a minister of state in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet between 2008 and 2013 before being shuffled out.In 2016, Fletcher ran for the Manitoba Tories after losing his federal seat and won. But a year later he was booted out of that caucus for publicly breaking with the party on a number of policies.He stood by his tweet Friday.“They’re not bad words. They’re not profanity or anything,” he said.“I would hazard a guess that virtually every single person who has made a comment on this has used the word ‘hottest’ in describing someone sometime in their life.”last_img read more

Partial closure of Long Point campgrounds extended

High water on Lake Erie has extended the partial camping ban at Long Point Provincial Park.The Cottonwood campground in the older section of the park is back in business following a temporary closure over the Victoria Day holiday weekend.However, the Firefly, Monarch and Turtle Dunes campgrounds remain vulnerable to inflows of lake water due to winds and will be shut down again this weekend.At the park website, staff say the closure of these campgrounds will remain in effect till mid-June. If water levels subside, the Firefly, Monarch and Turtle Dunes campgrounds will re-open in time for the June 14 weekend.“Affected reservations will be contacted by the Ontario Parks reservation service,” Ontario Parks says in a social media posting. “Public safety will guide our decision on when to re-open these areas.”MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Woman in critical condition after being punched by robber riding pillion on

The robbers made off on the vehicle in the direction of Stag Lane and no arrests have been made.Detective Sergeant Richard Lewsley said: “This was a horrific attack, the victim had her bag on her shoulder when the males approached her. “She resisted for some time until the pillion passenger punched her, causing her to fall backwards.”She is currently in a critical condition and we need to catch these males before they strike again.”Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 7898/04 June. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A scooter inside Watches of Switzerland on London’s Regent Street after raiders on scooters armed with knives and hammers entered the store and stole several items of propertyCredit:PA/John Stillwell A woman is in a critical condition after she was punched when a moped gang stole her mobile phone in north London. It was the second moped-related crime of the day on the streets of the capital Monday after comedian Michael McIntyre was a victim of a similar gang when the windows of his Range Rover was smashed by two men wielding hammers in Hampstead. In a separate incident on Tuesday, a gang armed with knives stormed Watches of Switzerland on Regent Street and stole several items. The woman, 24, was walking along a tree lined residential street when she was approached by two thugs on a moped in north London just after 9pm Monday.They tried to grab her bag and phone and in the struggle the pillion passenger punched the lone woman knocking her off her feet.During the incident she suffered a head injury and was taken to a central London hospital where she remains in a critical condition. A scooter inside Watches of Switzerland on London's Regent Street after raiders on scooters armed with knives and hammers entered the store and stole several items of property Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Greek trade mission to visit Victoria

first_imgA trade delegation comprising of Greek companies representing shipping, ICT, energy, construction, food, and tourism are heading to Melbourne under the auspices of the new Hellenic Australian Business Council (HABC) in Greece. The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce (HACCI) is hosting the event and is collaborating with the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, the HABC and the Australian government on the initiative. The mission’s visit – taking place between the 12th and 15th of November – will be the first of its kind to Australia in recent years. Greek business leaders will meet representatives of state and local government as well as undertaking a program of business-to-business events, and sector-based briefings. The Australian Ambassador to Greece, Ms Jenny (Polyxeni) Bloomfield, told Neos Kosmos that the Australian Embassy in Athens supported the mission and would be working with government, business and other partners in Australia and Greece, to ensure its success. “Australia and Greece share a close relationship based on shared values, history and strong community links,” said Ms Bloomfield. “There is considerable potential to further strengthen the relationship, utilising Australia’s strengths as a G20 member with a strong, competitive economy and close links to the rapidly growing economies of Asia, as well as opportunities presented by reforms currently underway in Greece.” The HABC is the first organisation to be established within Greece to provide a platform for Greek and Australian companies to have regular exchanges on trade and investment issues. Its members are drawn from shipping, energy, construction, mining, defence, telecommunications, finance and banking, food, travel and tourism and other sectors. A second HACCI initiative will see global brand management guru Peter Economides give presentations in Melbourne and Sydney next month. Founder of the Felix BNI brand management consultancy based in Athens, Economides is a former Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Client Services at global advertising agency McCann Erickson and Head of Global Clients at TBWA Worldwide. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Triple H to discuss consoling young fan on GMA this Friday

first_img Pinterest Triple H posted the following on Twitter today announcing that he will be on ABC’s “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning (1/23) to talk about the incident from this past Monday’s 1/19 WWE RAW in Dallas.Triple H consoled a young fan at ringside during the main event of the show who was upset about what was takign place involving John Cena.“Tune into to @GMA tomorrow morning to see an interview with me about an interaction I had with a young fan at #Raw. Now… #timetotrain” Facebook WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talks about missing wrestling, his childhood, Hobbs and Shaw center_img Twitter Google+ Good Morning America touts Roman Reigns announcement “you can’t miss” The Bella Twins to appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” airing August 18 last_img read more

Challenger critical of county treasurer

first_img The challenger to Clark County’s longest-serving elected official says she’ll bring strong leadership and real-world experience to an office run in absentia.The sitting treasurer, meanwhile, called the claims off base and inaccurate.Camas resident Lauren Colas, a Republican who filed Friday to run against county Treasurer Doug Lasher, says she’d work to streamline transactions, bolster online resources and bring more transparency and accountability to the office. The nine-year county resident’s only political experience has been as a precinct committee officer, a position she’s held for about a year and a half.She said Lasher, a Democrat who’s served as treasurer for 30 years, has been in office too long and has gone out of favor with county residents. She said it appears Deputy Treasurer John Payne is a more visible county figure than Lasher.More recent concerns about how the office manages online payments helped Colas make the decision.“I’d been considering (a run) for a long while,” Colas said. “The one thing that put me over the tipping point was when the system went down when the property taxes were due.”The county’s online property information center, a repository for all publicly accessible property data, crashed the weekend before taxes were due. However, the online system that processes people’s payments — which is separate from the property information center — remained operational. Lauren ColasRunning as a Republican for Clark County treasurerlast_img read more

Alaska House Votes For Full Dividend This Year

first_imgAlaskans haven’t had a full dividend check since 2015, when nearly every resident pocketed $2,072. The last two years, the check has been cut in about half as the state has eyed potential use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to help cover state costs amid a budget deficit. Dividends come from fund earnings. The measure now moves to the Senate, where leaders have been lukewarm to funding a full check. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Monday voted to pay out a full Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year, but residents shouldn’t start thinking about how they’ll spend the big check just yet.center_img Lawmakers who supported the full dividend said Alaskans shouldn’t be the only ones pitching in. Those who opposed the concept saw it as fiscally reckless.last_img read more

People on the Move 61914

first_imgJacqueline Detwiler has been named senior editor at Popular Mechanics. She was previously senior editor at United Hemispheres.TV Guide has promoted Doug Brod to editor-in-chief, and Michael Schneider to executive editor. Brod moves from his role as executive editor, and Schneider from Los Angeles bureau chief at the magazine.InStyle.com has named John Darby as general manager. He was previously vice president of marketing at Streeteasy.Vendome Healthcare Media, publisher of Healthcare Informatics, has named Tony Carrini as its new director of digital and custom sales, East Coast. Previously he oversaw sales and marketing for Health Data Management and Information Management.Amanda Silverman has been promoted from managing editor to deputy editor at The New Republic.Good Housekeeping announced several hires and promotions:Melissa Geurs has been named deputy design director. She joined from Chatelaine, where she was design director.April Franzino returns to GH as beauty director. She started her career there as an assistant beauty editor in 2007, and most recently worked as beauty editor at Self.Rachel Rothman has been promoted to technical director from technical manager of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.Bloomberg Media Group has named Keith Grossman as publisher of Bloomberg Digital. He took this new role at the company after working as associate publisher for Wired and Ars Technica.Craig Marks has returned to SPIN magazine as editor-in-chief. He was an editor there from 1991-1999, and most recently worked as editorial director at BlogTalkRadio.Alyssa Mastromonaco has become contributing editor at Marie Claire. She was previously the deputy chief of staff at The White House. John Temple has joined First Look Media as president of audience and products. He has spent the last year at Stanford University as a senior fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.Lynne Segall has been promoted to executive vice president and group publisher at The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. She had been the senior vice president and publisher at The Hollywood Reporter.Condé Nast Traveler has named Jennifer Hicks as associate publisher of sales. She had been vice president of advertising at The New Republic.Stefanie Rapp has been promoted to associate publisher at Wired from her role as executive director of integrated sales.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday March 21 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, March 21, 2019:#1) Wilmington Middle School Drama Club’s “Seussical The Musical”The Wilmington Middle School Drama Club presents its spring musical, “Seussicial The Musical” on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (7pm); Friday, March 22, 2019 (7pm); and Saturday, March 23, 2019 (1pm) in the Wilmington Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy the story of Horton and some of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students (12 and under).#2) Wilmington Finance Committee MeetingThe Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Elderly Services Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Elderly Services Commission meets at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. The agenda will be posted HERE.#4) Library Gift Basket Raffle DeadlineThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library has organized an “unplugged”-theme gift basket raffle at the Wilmington Memorial Library this winter.  Tickets are $2 each or $3 for 5 and can be purchased at the library’s Front Desk.The “Unplugged!” gift basket includes:Gift Certificate to Yoga Loft (1-month membership)Gift Certificate to Tremezzo ($100)Gift Certificate to the Book Store Next Door ($10)Art & Creativity SetBoard Games: Story Cubes, Pass The Pigs, Ticket To RideMagnetic SandArt PaperDigital Detox by Damon ZahariadesThe raffle winner will be drawn on Thursday, March 21, 2019 during the Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting at 7pm.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 27, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

3 Juba League men shot in city

first_imgThree local unit leaders and activists of Juba League, youth wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), received bullet injuries after miscreants opened fire on them in Wari area of the capital on Saturday.The injured are—Jewel, 32, general secretary of ward no 41, Robin, 30, president of unit 3 of ward 41, and Kajol, 37, a local Juba League activist, reports UNB.One of the injured, Robin, claimed a group of five people wearing masks opened fire at them around 8:45pm while they were gossiping at a butcher’s shop in Dakkhin Musanadi area, and fled the scene immediately.Local people took the injured to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).Confirming the incident, sub-inspector of DMCH police outpost Md Bacchu Mia said the three are undergoing treatment at the hospital.last_img

Rhett Links Mythical Entertainment in Talks to Acquire Smosh EXCLUSIVE

first_img YouTube Sketch-Comedy Group Smosh Joins Studio71’s Creator Network Smosh, the YouTube comedy brand left stranded after parent company Defy Media went belly-up, may be about to get a new business partner.Mythical Entertainment, the entertainment company founded by top YouTube comedy duo Rhett & Link, has been in talks about acquiring the Smosh brand, sources told Variety. Multiple potential buyers came forward to scope out Smosh following Defy’s abrupt shutdown last November after it failed to find a buyer or secure working capital. But at this point Mythical has emerged as the likely buyer of Smosh, sources said.The combo would be a good fit — it would bring together two of YouTube’s most popular and longest-running comedy teams. Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal are the creators and hosts of weekday YouTube series “Good Mythical Morning,” which has 15 million subscribers. There’s also a UTA connection between Rhett & Link and Smosh: McLaughlin, Neal and Hecox are each repped by the agency.A spokesman for Rhett and Link said they were attending VidCon London this week and unavailable for comment. A rep for Studio71, which co-produces and distributes Rhett & Link’s “Good Mythical Morning,” did not respond to a request for comment. Hecox didn’t respond to an email inquiry.Last fall Hecox, in the wake of Defy’s closure, reassured fans that the Smosh team was in the process of “finding a new home.”“The family that we’ve worked to build over 13 years is not going away,” Hecox wrote in a Nov. 6 tweet. “You guys have given so many of us here at Smosh the best jobs in the world, and we’re going to do whatever we can to continue to bring you the same Smoshy goodness we always have.” Hecox became the creative head of Smosh after longtime friend and co-founder Anthony Padilla left the group in 2017.Rhett and Link, who have been buddies since they met in the first grade in North Carolina, have found success with “Good Mythical Morning,” now in its 15th season. Mythical also runs a weekly “GMM” recap show called “Let’s Talk About That,” and Rhett and Link host a weekly podcast, “Ear Biscuits.” The duo also created and starred in two seasons of YouTube original series “Rhett & Link’s Buddy System,” a scripted show in which they played characters based on themselves, and penned a book, “The Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity & Tomfoolery.” Among their brand deals, they appeared as spokesmen in the 2018 Super Bowl ad for website-hosting service Wix.com.The popularity of “Good Mythical Morning” led YouTube to fund an expanded version of the show — patterned on late-night TV shows — that launched in the fall of 2017, featuring multi-part segments running 22 minutes or longer daily. That didn’t last: “GMM” reverted to its original, shorter format last year, with episodes 12-15 minutes each. ‘Honest Trailers’ Creator Andy Signore Settles Defy Media Suit ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety Most recently, Mythical this month teamed up with Patreon to launch The Mythical Society (mythicalsociety.com), a subscription membership program giving “Mythical Beasts” — which Rhett & Link call their fans — access to exclusive content, merchandise, behind-the-scenes footage and other perks. It’s available in three tiers, priced at $5, $10 and $20 monthly.Pictured above: Rhett McLaughlin (l.) and Link Neal Smosh, now led by co-founder Ian Hecox, dates back to 2006 and has over 24 million subscribers on its main channel alone, which features sketches and parodies of internet and pop culture. The crew also runs ancillary channels Smosh Games (7.4 million subs) and Smosh Pit (6 million). Relatedlast_img read more

Tesla Adds Netflix YouTube Streaming to InCar Content

first_imgStay on target Maybe August, not more than a few months— e^ (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019As Engadget pointed out, the upcoming function is likely to appeal to owners of lower-end Teslas like the Model 3 and impending Model Y, which boast wide-aspect screens well-suited to video.The Model S and X technically have larger displays, but they’re oriented vertically, meaning you lose a lot of space watching horizontal content.Tesla has slowly been fortifying its infotainment system with video games, from classic Atari titles like Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Control to mobile favorites 2048 and Breakout.And soon, the “insanely difficult” indie run-and-gun game Cuphead.At last month’s E3 expo, Musk revealed several other titles slated to hit electric vehicles, including Beach Buggy Racing 2 and Fallout Shelter.More on Geek.com:Watch: YouTuber Transforms Tesla Model 3 Into Cool Pickup TruckTesla Sued Over Fatal Crash Involving Model X With Autopilot EngagedElon Musk Unveils New Tesla Model Y Vehicle Coming in 2020 Tesla is taking Netflix and chill on the road with new streaming features.The luxury car manufacturer will “soon” offer YouTube and Netflix streaming in stationary vehicles.Watch the final season of Orange Is the New Black while waiting for a slow passenger or catch up on the latest makeup trends as you kill time in a parking lot.AdChoices广告“Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats and surround sound audio,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased in a tweet. Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.— e^ (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019For now, you’ll have to bring the car to a complete stop before pressing play.On-the-move viewing should eventually be allowed—once regulators approve Tesla’s full self-driving capabilities. (Which probably won’t be any time soon; autonomous driving is currently legal only in very limited capacities.)The famously tight-lipped company has not yet revealed any further details.Musk, however, hinted at a possible summer-time release. Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow last_img read more

Win up to 100000 Loyalty Rewards points with TravelBrands Booking Bingo

first_img Posted by Share Tags: TravelBrands Travelweek Group Tuesday, March 6, 2018 center_img Win up to 100,000 Loyalty Rewards points with TravelBrands’ Booking Bingo << Previous PostNext Post >> MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands is inviting agents to play a game of Bingo for a chance to win Loyalty Rewards points.Beginning on March 5 and running until April 29, 2018, the promotional game includes ‘squares’ like air, car rentals, add-ons, cruise bookings, hotel bookings, TravelGenie bookings and more. When agents book a qualifying product on a square, they’ll receive a stamp and attempt to make a qualifying figure.“We launched Bingo as a way to connect with our trusted agents and have while doing so,” said Frank DeMarinis, President and CEO, TravelBrands. “Our Booking Bingo showcases the wide array of products and offerings TravelBrands has on its Access platform, while giving back to our agents as a gesture of gratitude for all of their hard work.”There are over 100 prizes to be claimed for agents who complete the qualifying figures. Prizing and figures are as follows:The first 100 participants to make and claim a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row will earn 5,000 Loyalty Rewards pointsThe first 30 participants to make and claim an ‘X’ will receive 10,000 Loyalty Rewards pointsThe first 30 participants to make and claim a ‘T’ will win 10,000 Loyalty Rewards pointsThe first 10 participants to make and claim all outside squares will earn 30,000 Loyalty Rewards pointsThe first 3 participants to make and claim a Full Card will win 100,000 Loyalty Rewards pointsMore news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaTravel agents can access their electronic Bingo card in their Loyalty Rewards points’ account. Agents are responsible for determining what they need to book, following their progress, and claiming their prize. Stamps are made automatically and will be shown one day after booking. If a booking is cancelled, the stamp will be removed from the card.Since the number of winners per figure is limited, each claim submitted will be time-stamped to ensure fairness.The deadline for claiming a prize is May 7, 2018. Points will be credited to the winners’ accounts at the end of the Bingo game and no later than May 11, 2018.To make qualifying bookings and participate in Bingo, visit travelbrandsaccess.com.last_img read more

Central American migrants overwhelm Border Patrol station in Texas

first_imgMCALLEN, Texas – Behind the beige brick facade and the barbed wire of the Border Patrol station here, crowds of Central American women and children are sleeping on concrete floors in 90 degree heat.The sick are separated by flimsy strands of yellow police tape from the crying babies and expectant mothers. They subsist on bologna sandwiches and tacos, with portable toilets and no showers, and their wait can last for days.These are examples of the detention conditions, captured on a surreptitious video obtained by The Washington Post, that prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a “humanitarian crisis” this week, as illegal migrants, including thousands of women and children, stream into south Texas. Every day, hundreds of Central American migrants, in groups as large as 250 people, are wading across the muddy Río Grande and turning themselves in to the Border Patrol as helicopters and machine gun-mounted speed boats patrol the river.Fleeing gang violence and poverty, and driven in part by the belief that Central American women and children will not be deported, many of the migrants are not trying to sneak into the country but crossing in plain sight.Recommended: For Salvadoran emigrant, a life split in twoThe sharp spike over the past three months, particularly of children traveling without their parents, has overwhelmed the Border Patrol’s detention centers in South Texas, prompting authorities to ship young children to converted warehouses and military bases as far away as California. Obama has pledged $2 billion to construct temporary housing and has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take charge.In the past eight months, Customs and Border Protection has detained 47,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them in the Río Grande Valley area of south Texas, up 92 percent from last year.“We’re fighting a losing battle right now,” said Chris Cabrera, the Border Patrol’s union representative here. “We don’t have anywhere to hold them.” The McAllen Border Patrol at the muddy Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. Washington Post photo by Nick PartlowAcross the river in the drug cartel-run Mexican border town of Reynosa, migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala sleep on bunk-beds in church-run shelters, as they prepare for the culmination of dangerous journeys by bus and train that have often taken them weeks to finish.Fany Yaneth, a 25-year-old single mother of four, hitchhiked for three weeks. On Tuesday, she waited under a sliver of shade in a shelter courtyard with dozens of others. In her violent home town of Choluteca, Honduras, where she milled flour and shared her mother’s apartment with three families, “you can’t walk in the streets,” she said. “They’ll kill anyone.”The next morning, she said, she would be taking her 7-year-old daughter and her 17-year-old brother and presenting herself to the Border Patrol.“What we’re hearing is that the Americans are helping Hondurans right now. And even more for women and children. I don’t know if it’s true,” she said. “This is what I want to do. I’m going to arrive at the bridge, to walk up to American immigration and hold out my hand.”Unlike illegal migrants from Mexico, who can be quickly processed and returned by bus to Mexican border cities, Central Americans cannot be easily shipped home. Airplanes must be chartered. Consular arrangements must be made. And if migrants request asylum in the United States, the U.S. government has the additional responsibility to determine whether their appeal is based on a legitimate need for protection and a “credible fear” of persecution in their home countries.More than 36,000 migrants, the majority from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, requested asylum along the southwest border during the government’s 2013 fiscal year, nearly triple the 2012 number. Ultimately, most of the applications were denied, but critics of the process say migrants are gaming the system to extend their stays in the United States. Others may simply go underground and ignore deportation orders if their petitions are rejected.“I guess when you advertise $2 billion of assistance to help out the cause, it’s an open invitation for anybody to come across,” said Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo, a constable in Hidalgo County, as he stood along the Río Grande riverbank.His deputies said they were picking up children as young as 4 without their parents and other kids with Hello Kitty backpacks, cellphones and the numbers of U.S. relatives on notecards.The cellphone video obtained by The Washington Post shows dozens of women and children sprawled out on concrete floors. According to a person with first-hand knowledge of the facility, who provided the video, the migrants wait for days, sometimes more than a week. A makeshift quarantine for detainees with scabies is cordoned off with strands of yellow tape. Another separates those with chicken pox.Asked about the living conditions for migrants in the Border Patrol stations, Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel said his agency is “ensuring nutritional and hygienic needs are met.” The children receive “meals regularly and have access to drinks and snacks throughout the day,” he said, adding that there is medical care and that “facilities include toilets.”In a statement, Friel said the Border Patrol does “everything within its power” to process the children within 72 hours and transfer them to the Department of Health and Human Services, as required by law.The video, whose contents were confirmed by Border Patrol agents, offers an up-close look at the daunting challenges facing FEMA, which has been tasked with coordinating a response to the crisis. The front of the McAllen Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, where Central American migrants are overwhelming the facility after crossing the Río Grande. Washington Post photo by Nick PartlowThe McAllen Border Patrol station, where the video was recorded, has received as many as 1,300 migrants per day recently, far exceeding its capacity of fewer than 500. The crowding has forced Border Patrol officials to use the secure garage area, or sally port, where passenger buses are typically unloaded, as a detention area.In holding cells with one toilet, there are sometimes as many as 100 people, “covering every inch of floor-space,” said one agent. Border Patrol officials here declined to make the facility available to Post reporters.The flood of new arrivals has so overwhelmed border facilities that U.S. immigration officials have been flying families to cities in Arizona, where the illegal migrants are released and instructed to return for a court appearance. Hundreds of children are being held at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, as well as Naval Base Ventura County in California and Fort Sill in Oklahoma. They are also being sheltered in a converted warehouse in Nogales, Ariz. FEMA plans to repurpose another warehouse in McAllen to house the children, according to local agents.On Monday, Róger Omar García Chávez, a 29-year-old Honduran at a shelter in Reynosa, said he had sent his wife and 2-year-old daughter across the river four days earlier and planned to sneak across himself and meet up with them in Houston.“Women with children are going north,” he said. “What I’m sure of is that pregnant women and children are being allowed in.”At the shelter the next day, he was gone.© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Central American child migrant crisis ‘one of the greatest tragedies,’ says Costa Rica’s Solís US nation-building efforts should be in Central America, not Iraq and Afghanistan Fix the immigration crisis at its root Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisislast_img read more

VIDEO Killer whales hunt tiger shark near Costa Ricas Cocos Island

first_imgDivers with the excursion company Undersea Hunter saw a rare site off the coast of Costa Rica’s remote Cocos Island National Park. During the first week of September, the company spotted a pod of orcas making its way past the island. But a whale’s got to eat, and Juan Manuel Camargo and Edwar Herreño caught the orcas on tape hunting a tiger shark near their boat. Orcas aren’t the only ones going after sharks in the protected waters around Cocos Island, 300 kilometers off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Shark finners regularly poach the animals from the world-famous waters for sale in Asia. Hollywood star and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio called attention to the plight of shark finning there in June. Recommended: Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt Facebook Comments Related posts:Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks about illegal fishing in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island 4 things not to miss during bird migration season Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Islandlast_img read more

Getting loose for MNF like… 12Sports pictwitter

first_imgGetting loose for MNF like… #12Sports pic.twitter.com/9g9LpITh6m— Matthew Johnson⚾️ (@MattyJ12News) October 17, 2016Here is Carson Palmer’s footage of the video. One can imagine Peterson won’t be as effective covering Jets receiver Brandon Marshall by wearing the T-rex outfit, but it’s fun to imagine. Do those dinosaurs have opposable thumbs? To be sure, they would find it difficult to wrap up on tackles with such short arms.Excuse the alliteration but or this exercise we’re calling the Cardinals star Pachycephalosaurus Peterson. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Patrick Peterson might want to get out of his quarterback competition commitment because once again he finds him on the losing end.As for punishment, the Arizona Cardinals cornerback wore a T-rex outfit, and quarterback Carson Palmer made sure to push the embarrassing footage on his Instagram account to slip the video past the No Fun League’s strict gameday social media policies.The NFL on ESPN account also posted a video of Peterson jogging around University of Phoenix Stadium prior to the Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Ormina Tours has launc

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOrmina Tours has launched its 2019 brochure which includes new itineraries and destinations, making this their widest ranging program to date.One of the many highlights is the launch of their Tuscan Villages Small Group Journey, the most comprehensive Tuscany tour on the market. Over 11 days, travellers will discover Tuscany’s most picturesque towns, villages, and iconic landscapes, including the main villages of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Montalcino, and some lesser known but must-see villages like Radda in Chianti, Pitigliano and Sorano.The tour promises a leisurely paced and immersive experience, focusing on the renowned Tuscan traditions that have profoundly influenced world culture, art, gastronomy and history. All this, while staying in stunning regional retreats and exclusive accommodation including the Grand Hotel Continental, the only five-star luxury hotel located within the historic walls of Siena.Additional departure dates have also been added for Small Group Journeys across the program including a November departure for the best-selling ‘Sicily Bella’ tour that continues to lead the market.The expansion of City Breaks and Regional Discoveries, following the success of the seven-day Malta package, sees the addition of 11 new itineraries including Puglia, Sardinia & Corsica, Slovenia and Montenegro. These packages provide a tailored experience, giving clients full flexibility to travel how they wish. The packages are designed to give clients the choice of group or private sightseeing and include self-drive options.Pre- and post-tour options have been carefully designed to allow travellers to fully customise their itinerary and get the most out of their European journey. As in previous years, Ormina’s departure dates will align with SilverSea and Uniworld cruise departure dates, making client travel across Europe seamless.As the pioneers in authentic small group experiences, Ormina continues to cap group touring at a maximum of 10, with guaranteed departures of just 2pax. The new brochure will continue to deliver personally curated experiences of Europe, teamed with exquisite accommodation, at a leisurely pace. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

NEW DELHI INDIA – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgNEW DELHI, INDIA – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineOberoi Hotels & Resorts gives travelers bountiful reasons to visit India this summer – a few being impeccable service, beautiful properties and luxurious accomodations. In addition to the lure of the exquisite Oberoi properties, India as a destination offers many magnificent charms: the majestic Taj Mahal; greetings from elephants upon arrival; the grandeur of ancient forts and palaces; experiencing Mowgli’s jungle; Darjeeling tea as the perfect addition to a relaxing afternoon; and shopping for colorful slippers, sparkling jade jewelry and pashmina stoles in the marketplace, to name a few. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is synonymous the world over with providing the right blend of luxury, warm service and lasting memories, and is happy to share ten more reasons to visit an Oberoi property in India this Summer:1. Round-the-Clock Spa Services After a long flight, travelers can start their vacations on the right note at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, and The Oberoi, Mumbai, where they can receive treatments at any hour of the day at the hotels’ 24-hour on property spas.2. Visit Some of the Best Hotels in the World at a Very Attractive Price Enjoy the elegance and splendor of some of the world’s finest luxury hotels at the best possible value. With Oberoi’s Exotic Vacations Package, eager travelers can choose from several vacation options with suggested itineraries or customize their own to create an exciting intinerary for a trip of a lifetime and create lasting memories. The package includes numerous value added benefits, upgrades and discounts on services such as yoga and spa treatments. Full package details below.3. Charter a Plane, Oberoi Style Oberoi is the first Indian hotel group to introduce its own Air Charter Service available to guests. Save travel time and charter one of Oberoi’s private planes to Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas or another domestic destination. After the reservation is made, a hotel limousine will pick guests up from the hotel and chauffer them to the local airport where an Oberoi personnel will escort them swiftly through airport formalities, a true luxury.4. Take a Walk on the Wild Side For wildlife lovers, May and June are the best times of the year to spot the famous royal Bengal tiger. The elusive animal stays closer to the water to stay cool during these months, and is more easily seen. Take a jungle drive through the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve while staying in a luxurious tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore.5. India: It’s Cooler than You Think The heat peaks between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During this time, guests can relax in the magnificence and luxury of Oberoi’s hotels and enjoy Ayuvedic therapies at Oberoi spas, afternoon tea, take a cooking class or learn local folk dances inbtween sightseeing trips.6. View the Taj Mahal from Your Guestroom Guests at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra have the luxury of seeing the Taj Mahal without the hassle of crowds and tour buses. The Taj Mahal can be viewed from every guestroom at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra.7. The Newly Favorable Exchange Rate An additional incentive for U.S. travelers is the strong exchange rate between the Indian rupee (INR) and U.S. dollar (USD). The increased strength of the U.S. dollar in India is something adventurous travelers should take advantage of now – and as a result, they can enjoy more camel trekking, museums, architecture and more.8. Discover the Himalayas Those who believe India is comprised solely of Rajasthan will discover a unique side of the country when visiting the foothills of the Himalayas. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas allows guests to stay in the midst of Alpine forests, go white-water rafting on the surging River Sutlej and rejuvenate at one of India’s finest spas.9. Add a city that is not on the usual, beaten track Impress friends by visiting Kolkata and exploring a city steeped in colonial heritage. Or visit Bangalore and to see India’s IT revolution at work. India’s hidden gems and colorful culture are around every corner.10. Butler Service 24-hour butler service is available to all guests at Oberoi properties, internationally recognized for their unparalleled levels of service. Travelers continue to acknowledge Oberoi Hotels & Resorts as amongst the finest in the world.Valid April 1 to September 30, 2012 at all participating hotels, Oberoi Exotic Vacations offers guests:– Accommodation in a Premier Room for two persons – An upgrade to a Suite at any one hotel for stays of 10 nights or more, subject to availability at the time of arrival – Complimentary car transfers between the hotel and local city airport or railway station – Complimentary yoga sessions (available at select hotels only) – Daily breakfast for two – A special reduction of 25% on spa therapies – Complimentary additional room for two children (up to 12 years of age), subject to availabilityThe offer is available at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur; The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore; Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas; The Oberoi, New Delhi; The Oberoi, Gurgaon; The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata; The Oberoi, Bangalore and The Oberoi, Mumbai.www.oberoihotels.comlast_img read more