Former India captain Kapil Dev on Thursday favoured the Sports Ministry’s move to make BCCI function as a National Sports Federation (NSF), as proposed in the National Sports Development Bill.The BCCI had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29, saying certain aspects of the bill are meant to “destroy the autonomy” of the board but Kapil said the cricket board should abide by the law.”I think nobody is above the government or law, it may be the cricket board or any other association. Perhaps it personally hurts BCCI and so they are saying no to this bill.I don’t mind losing anything if my country is benefitted and that should be the mentality,” said Kapil at a FICCI function in New Delhi.”If it benefits the entire sporting fraternity, it should come into effect. One should understand that this bill is for the betterment of everyone. Personal interests cannot be bigger than the nation. The attitude should be country comes first,” said Kapil, who led the team to 1983 World Cup win.The controversial Bill is expected to be introduced in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament.On the issue of bringing BCCI under the purview of the RTI Act, Kapil said, “Well…I am not that qualified enough to answer this question. I think, when the situation arises, the experts dealing with the issue can give you the answer.”BCCI, which is an autonomous body, and some other sports organisations such as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have opposed the legislation. .Last week, the BCCI shot off a 29-page letter to the sports minister Ajay Maken, giving in detail their reasons for objecting the controversial bill which seeks to regulate the functioning of sports bodies.advertisementThe letter points out that the BCCI was not required to be brought under RTI as it was transparent and its accounts were put up on its website. It also followed the tenure and age restrictions as envisaged in the bill with all the office bearers having limited tenures.The bill was revised after the cabinet did not give its approval. The proposed bill wants to give BCCI the status of a National Sports Federation and therefore bring it under the purview of the RTI Act.Maken said transparency in the working of National Sports Federations, including the BCCI, can be achieved by bringing them under the Right to Information Act, which the revised National Sports Development Bill seeks to incorporate.
Cristiano Ronaldo I don’t know if Ronaldo and Ramos are fighting, says Marcelo Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 16:30 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(25) Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Sergio Ramos Marcelo Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Atlético Madrid Primera División The star players are said to be in a feud after a disagreement over the state of the squad following some of their sales Real Madrid full-back Marcelo said he is unaware of a reported falling out between captain Sergio Ramos and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.Talk of a rift between the two emerged following a reported difference of opinion at the Spanish and European champions.Levante 15/4 to beat Las Palmas Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ramos disagreed with Ronaldo’s belief that Madrid have a weaker squad this season following the departures of Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe.Marcelo was asked about the reported feud and speculation linking four-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo with a move away from Madrid and the Brazilian left-back told reporters: “I don’t know anything about whether or not Cristiano is unhappy.”I don’t know if there has been something with Ramos either.”I just want to play football, I don’t know if they’ve been fighting.” Here are some photos from tonight’s draw against @atletienglish.#RMDerbi | #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/wf2YgZkERI— Real Madrid C.F.🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) November 18, 2017Marcelo was speaking following Madrid’s goalless draw at city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday.The stalemate left Madrid and Atletico 10 points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona after 12 rounds, however, Marcelo has not given up hope of erasing the deficit.”I’ve been in worse positions at Real Madrid and we’ve turned them around,” Marcelo added. “We don’t have to think about the 10-point deficit, just focus on our own job because we’re on the right track.”We have to try and win all the remaining games. Nothing is impossible. Despite the result, we played a good game and this is the way we have to go.”Madrid were the better side. We had a lot more of the ball, showed confidence and we’ll improve now going into the upcoming games. We’ve got a big squad but we need to get all the players fit so the coach can call on everyone.”
The 6th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from Saturday 1 November to Sunday 9 November 2008.Touch is one of the 34 sports on the program and will be held from Wednesday 5 November to Saturday 8 November 2008.Over 75 teams will compete in 11 divisions, including 2 Women’s divisions (30/35’s, 40’s), 6 Men’s divisions (30’s, 35’s, 40’s, 45’s, 50’s, 55’s) and three mixed divisions (W30/M35’s, W40/M45’s, W35/M40’s).The only criteria participants must meet is the minimum age requirement, which is 30 for the majority of sports. Participants compete in their age group ensuring that the sport is played fairly, competitively and in tremendous spirit.The Pan Pacific Masters Games began on the Gold Coast in 1996 as the Queensland Masters Games, before undergoing a transition in 1998 to become the larger Asia Pacific Masters Games. This will be the fourth time that the Games will be held on the Gold Coast, previously held in 1998, 2000 and 2002.It is anticipated that 10 000 participants from over the world will compete at the Masters Games, including participants from Asia, Japan, the Americas, Oceania and New Zealand. Touch will be played at Paul Eggers International Touch Fields which are located at Owen Park, Southport. For more details, click on the link:www.goldcoasttouch.com
zoom Orange Business Services has joined a European Union-sponsored initiative to play a key role in the development of new business intelligence and IT standards that are set to improve management tools used by the shipping industry.A key goal is to help shipping companies take complex decisions on the basis of valid, up-to-date information across all ship management lifecycle processes. This will not only make it easier to manage vessels, but also seamlessly integrate them into a company’s corporate infrastructure thereby facilitating real-time business decisions, enabling cost savings, and improving safety and crew welfare.As part of the EIS (“Exzellenzinitiative Schiffsmanagement”) initiative, Orange Business Services will be the sole provider for ship-to-shore, vessel-based and land-based communication infrastructure. As part of this project, Orange will implement a cloud-based satellite solution on several vessels run by COLUMBIA Ship Management, one of the four largest ship managers worldwide. The initiative includes the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the City of Hamburg, Germany, one of the most influential maritime centers of the world and home to the second largest container port in Europe. The project will also strengthen the city of Hamburg’s competency in specialized maritime IT systems.The solution provided by Orange comprises the communication hardware of the vessels, the onshore data center as well as the design and development of traffic optimization tools. The integration of satellite communications with Business VPN , a fully managed IP-based VPN service, with private access to cloud services will enable COLUMBIA Ship Management to benefit from a high-performance, secure solution without relying on the Internet.“Communication at sea constitutes specific challenges and was historically a source of problems in terms of cost, performance and support. With the help of Orange Business Services, we want to utilize this project to test and design solutions that help the industry take a giant leap forward and set new standards in maritime IT. With this initiative, we want to build a remotely managed, integrated communication and application infrastructure onboard that intelligently connects the vessel to the office at the lowest possible cost. We are very proud to be a key driver of this project,” said Timothy Scheller, project manager at COLUMBIA Ship Management.“With the new cloud-based platform in this project, we can demonstrate how improved communication between vessels and their management will streamline business tools and decisions,” said Michel Verbist, Head of International Business Development, Satellite at Orange Business Services. “Real-time ship-to-shore communication can provide a competitive advantage for both large and small shipping companies around the world. We look forward to providing innovative cloud solutions for other players in the maritime sector in the months to come.”Orange Business Services has a strong track record in the shipping and maritime industries, providing a wide range of services – from satellite communications systems to telepresence, and now cloud solutions – to 8 of the top 10 container shipping companies in the world.Along with Orange Business Services, the five subprojects of EIS will be implemented by partners such as DNV/GL Group, evidanza AG , Humance Maritime Services GmbH, MarDynamics and Portal Systems . The consortium of partners plans to establish joint sales activities and agreements in order to conduct joint research and development activities from Hamburg.Orange Business Services, March 12, 2014
Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have arrested an auto driver from Sahibabad area for allegedly robbing passengers after keeping them hostage during the journey. Cops said that 3-4 accomplices of the driver used to board the auto as passengers and rob the passenger with valuables after stopping the auto at a secluded spot during the journey.According to police, the arrested accused has been identified as Naushad, a native of Ashok Vihar area in Loni. Police have recovered a .315mm illegal country made pistol, silver jewelleries and the auto-rickshaw used in crime from the possession of accused. Detailing over the Modus Operandi of gang, Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad said that the gang usually target commuters who had come to Ghaziabad from other districts and are not much aware of the city routes. “Upon interrogating the accused, he told police that while committing robbery one of their gang members drive the auto-rickshaw and picks up a commuter from posh crossings and bus stands in the city. While driving to the destination, they used to follow a route where three to four of their other gang members were kept waiting. These persons also board the auto posing as passengers and as they reach a secluded spot, they rob the passenger with his valuables at gun or knife point and fled away after dumping him,” said Kumar. The officer further said that gang was active in Ghaziabad since past few months and have committed robberies in Mohan Nagar, New Bus stand, Lal Kuan and Bhopura areas of Ghaziabad. “We are interrogating the arrested to know about the whereabouts of other accused persons who were involved in the robberies. We are expecting to make more arrests soon,” added Kumar. Meanwhile the Police have also given directions to all the auto drivers plying in the city to display the name and phone numbers of the owner of auto by August 27.
Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Inc. is eliminating about 100 positions in Canada at the same time as the Quebec engineering firm is being described by political leaders as being vulnerable to a foreign takeover.The Montreal-based firm says the workforce reduction is attributable to the completion of various projects across the country.“We are hiring employees based on the needs of our current projects and adjusting when they come to an end. This strategy is crucial to remain competitive,” said spokesman Nicolas Ryan.The eliminated positions represent a fraction of the 8,700 Canadian workforce.SNC-Lavalin is preparing to open a new office next year in London, the former headquarters of WS Atkins, acquired in 2017 for $3.5 billion. Ryan said no positions from the Montreal head office would be transferred to the British capital.Quebec Premier Francois Legault told a Montreal radio station Thursday that the government’s investment agency may have to get involved to protect the company from a foreign takeover.“In the future, when it comes time to protect head offices, I would like the leader to be Investissement Quebec,” he said in an interview.Montreal’s La Presse reported this week that the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec — which was already SNC-Lavalin’s largest shareholder — had increased its stake since the spring to about 20 per cent, valued at about $1.6 billion.SNC-Lavalin’s share price has dropped about 10 per cent since October, when federal prosecutors refused to set aside criminal charges against the company by approving a deferred prosecution agreement.The RCMP charged the company in 2015 with fraud and corruption for alleged actions in Libya. It has pleaded not guilty but could be excluded from federal tenders for up to 10 years if convicted.Some analysts have suggested that the current situation could result in the sale of some company assets or make it vulnerable to a takeover offer.“It puts the company in a difficult situation,” said Legault. “There is no controlling shareholder.”He added that other investors could be approached to ensure that any outside offer is blocked.
Rabat – Morocco’s ultimate fighting champion Ottman Azaitar defeated Finnish fighter Teemu Packalen by a knockout on Saturday, September 7 in Abu Dhabi.Azaitar defeated his rival in a lightweight fight at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), leaving no chances for his opponent. The 29-year old champion knocked out his rival with one punch in the ear during the first round.Azaitar is a world champion in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In a statement to the press, Azaitar said he was delighted to have achieved this victory.All angles of Ottman Azaitar’s literally bone-chilling knockout. #UFC242 pic.twitter.com/z4Zjrdj3H5— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) 7 septembre 2019He expressed his thanks to King Mohammed VI for the support that the monarch continues to provide to the Azaitar brothers.Ottman has posted several photographs of him and his brother with King Mohammed VI on social media. Recently the champion expressed his gratitude to the monarch, writing: “We love him and appreciate him a lot! May Allah protect and support him.”Ottman’s brother, Abu Bakr Azaitar, was the first Moroccan to have signed a professional contract with the UFC.Ottman Azaitar was born in Cologne, Germany in 1990 to Moroccan parents. He competed in several competitions, including Cage Warriors, (KSW), and Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) before his signing with the UFC.
11 January 2008The United Nations has appealed for over $104 million to support humanitarian and development efforts in Nepal, which is seeking to recover from a decade-long civil conflict that formally ended in 2006. The United Nations has appealed for over $104 million to support humanitarian and development efforts in Nepal, which is seeking to recover from a decade-long civil conflict that formally ended in 2006 with the signing of a peace accord between the Government and Maoists.The Common Appeal for Transition Support (CATS) for 2008, launched last week, contains 61 projects to address urgent needs in the areas of food and nutrition, protection, health, disaster preparedness and response. It will also allow aid workers to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and children affected by armed conflict.Although the conflict officially ended in November 2006 when the Government and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) signed a comprehensive peace agreement, the country faces a number of challenges as it seeks to recover and rebuild.“Bombings, killings, abductions, demands for ransom and other forms of threats aimed at political opponents and civilian populations continue to hinder the ability of the state to deliver basic services in the country,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a news release.The focus of this year’s aid efforts will be assistance to refugees, IDPs and children affected by armed conflict, with nearly $29 million of the requested funds allocated for these groups. Recent studies by the UN Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicate that only 39 per cent of the country’s population have access to adequate toilet facilities, while 50 to 70 per cent of the drinking water in many districts is contaminated.In addition, the global acute malnutrition rates hover around 13 per cent, with children being the most affected group, especially in the hill areas where over 65 per cent of children are stunted and almost 50 per cent are underweight. The country also hosts some 107,000 Bhutanese refugees, who also require humanitarian assistance.Last year donors contributed some $72.6 million – over 70 per cent – of the total requested in the CATS 2007 for Nepal. The Appeal, an action plan developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in Nepal with aid partners on the ground, will be revised in mid-year in response to changes in the humanitarian and socio-political situation in the country, OCHA said.
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 22, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Spider-Man: Far from Home2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix3. Aladdin4. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum5. The Upside6. Rocketman7. MIB: International8. The Hustle9. The Secret Life of Pets 210. Avengers: EndgameiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Can You Keep A Secret?2. The Dead Don’t Die3. Light of My Life4. After5. The Third Wife6. The Biggest Little Farm7. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken8. Wild Rose9. Driven (2019)10. The Billion Dollar Bust__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Press
QUESNEL, B.C. – Investigators remain at the scene of an explosion at a wood products mill in Quesnel, B.C.No one was hurt late Wednesday afternoon when a blast and fire damaged one side of the West Pine MDF mill, at the northern end of the Cariboo community, about 600 kilometres north of Vancouver.Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson says the mill employs about 100 people and all the workers on shift at around 5:30 Wednesday were safely evacuated.West Pine MDF, operated by Quesnel-based West Fraser Mills Ltd., (TSX:WFT) uses sawdust and other materials to manufacture plywood-like boards known as medium density fibreboard.Firefighters knocked down the blaze and spent the night dousing hot spots on the side of the plant where the sawdust is fed into the building.A cause of the explosion is under investigation and Simpson hopes the mill can resume operation in about a week. (CFJC, Global) by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 10, 2016 6:32 am MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 7:09 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email No injuries as fiery blast damages wood products mill in Quesnel, B.C. GOOGLE MAPS
Most recently Mr. Khalikov has served as Director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva since 2010, where he has played a leading role in building stronger partnerships, resource mobilization and emergency preparedness, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. He brings a wealth of experience in engaging with partners, including with regional organizations, in particular in the Middle East and Asia, as well as the private sector. He became UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya in 2011 and co-led partnerships missions with the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the League of Arab States to Mauritania and Chad, in addition to visiting over 40 countries where OCHA maintains a field/regional presence.Mr. Khalikov joined the United Nations in 1993. In 2005 he became Head of the OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, and the Area Humanitarian Coordinator in the aftermath of the South Asia earthquake. As Director of OCHA New York from 2006 to2010 he oversaw policy development, information management, external relations, the Central Emergency Response Fund and other humanitarian financing issues. In 2009 and 2010, he led missions to Pakistan, Yemen, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Kyrgyzstan to evaluate in-country humanitarian conditions, developing recommendations on the UN’s humanitarian role in these crises.
RK Metalurg – PSG (59%, 259 Votes)MKB MVM Veszprem – RNL (32%, 140 Votes)THW Kiel – KIF Kolding (4%, 19 Votes)Dinamo Minsk – RK Vardar (4%, 18 Votes)Motor – C.O Zagreb (1%, 2 Votes)Total Voters: 438 handballhandball matchPSG HandRK Metalurg ← Previous Story Christian Sprenger two more years in THW Kiel! Next Story → SEHA announced “Best 7” of September After seven days of voting process, Handball-Planet.com visitors decided that the best match of VELUX EHF Champions League – Round 2 was clash between RK Metalurg and PSG Handball 28:26 in great atmosphere of “Boris Trajkovski” hall in Skopje. Big sensation of Macedonian team made the bigger impression than the clash of the titans in Veszprem…The best match of EHF CL Round 2?
We’re still waiting for Apple to launch OS X Lion Lion–which we had heard would be released today in the Mac App Store–but we did discover some changes in the way we can download Lion, along with applications, widgets, and utilities.Until recently, Mac users have been able to access new software from the OS X Downloads page, but now page has been shut down by Apple and customers can download programs through the Mac App Store. Apple said back in December that it would be directing users to explore the apps available on the Mac App Store starting on January 6, but until recently, you could also find apps via the Downloads page.AdChoices广告The Mac App Store can be found at the same Downloads page URL, www.apple.com/downloads. The old URL for Mac OS X downloads, apple.com/downloads/macosx, will also send you to this page.Apple has been pushing the Mac App Store as the best way to get new software. If you own a Mac running OS X 10.6.6 and don’t have the Mac App Store installed on your computer yet, you simply have to update your Mac’s software by clicking the Apple icon in the upper right-hand corner, and selecting “Software Update”. Once it’s setup you just go to the Apple icon and then choose “App Store…” to visit the store.OS X Lion will be sold via the Mac App Store, so it’s no surprise that Apple has changed its Downloads page in advance of its release. There are still products available on the Downloads page, such as links to Safari Extensions, Safari 5, iTunes 10, and iOS Software Updates but it’s clear in what direction Apple is pushing users.via MacStories
Mozilla has already scored some pretty powerful partners for Firefox OS. Those have been enough to get us interested, but now there’s word out of Taiwan that Foxconn is joining the ranks. There’s going to be a product announcement on June 3rd where, some sources say, the company will unveil a Firefox OS tablet.This is big news for two key reasons. First, of course, is the fact that world’s largest manufacturer of electronic devices is going to put (some of) its weight behind Firefox OS.Foxconn remains Apple’s go-to OEM and puts together phones for Nokia and many others. It never hurts to hedge your bets in the electronics business, though, and Foxconn already sells plenty of products under its own name in Asia. Foxconn also think it’s time to get more Apple-y and start boosting its margins by increasing its retail presence. These steps, just like working with Mozilla, will further diversify the company’s portfolio so it does not grow too dependent on any one vendor.Secondly, there’s the fact that Focus Taiwan’s sources are saying Foxconn will unveil a Firefox OS tablet. Mozilla’s focus for Firefox OS is squarely fixed on affordable phones and attracting “the next billion” users, especially in emerging markets.Importantly, because Firefox OS (like all of Mozilla’s products) is open source, there’s really nothing stopping a company like Foxconn from flashing the code onto a 7- or 10-inch tablet and seeing how consumers react.Tablets are a substantial slice of the mobile browsing pie chart, and their share continues to increase. Would shoppers be interested in an inexpensive, browser-powered tablet from Foxconn? At the right price, absolutely.Though it’s slid to third place in global browser share, Firefox is still a widely-recognized brand. It’s also one of the most trusted on the internet, and its reputation will certainly help sell devices. Pair that with Foxconn’s unmatched ability to produce inexpensive devices at scale, and you’ve got a winning combination. If Foxconn can deliver, say, a $99 7-inch Firefox OS tablet, it’s going to sell.
This year, an estimated 5,820 women in Washington will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In Clark County, about 270 women receive breast cancer diagnoses each year.Here, three Clark County women share their stories of breast cancer diagnoses, treatment and recovery — in their own words.Every journey needs a partyGetting a cancer diagnosis is a journey of bad news. For some, it does not end until their last breath. For others, like me, it eventually ends (fingers crossed).My journey went from an abnormal mammogram to a proposed lumpectomy to a double mastectomy. I even had a surprise post-surgery when the biopsy on my “healthy breast” found an undetected cancer. The series of unfortunate news ended when it was determined I did not need chemo, and that I did not carry the cancer gene (I am a mother of two daughters).I believe that any journey, particularly into the unknown, needs to start with all your friends on board — and a party. So I threw myself a party, a “Bye Bye Boobies Party.”I invited all my female friends and coworkers, my daughters and even some of their friends. It was a potluck, and food needed to be “boob themed.” The ladies came through. The table was covered with cupcakes, doughnuts, cookies, deviled eggs, cheese and crackers — all bearing a strong resemblance to breasts. Robin Helm, 62, of Salmon Creek. Diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive lobular cancer in 2013.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, June 12, 2018:Police assisted the “Walking School Bus” on Marcia Road. (7:48am)Animal Control Officer transported two bunnies injured in Wilmington to Grafton vet hospital. (10:00am)Eastern Bank employee reported slow leak from fire hydrant on Main Street. Police notified Water Department. (10:58am)A 2-vehicle crash took place on Andover Street. No injuries. One of the operators received criminal application for unlicensed operation. (3:16pm)Fire Department responded to dumpster fire on Burlington Avenue. (4:50pm)Fire Department responded to smoking mulch at Burger King on Lowell Street. (5:26pm)A walk-in party reported multiple parties are following him. Police spoke with parties, who were playing Pokemon Go. (10:32pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 21: Vandalism At Wilmington Plaza & Wilmington Crossing; Driver ArrestedIn “Police Log”
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden listens while Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night. Getty Images The second group of Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Wednesday night after 10 of their competitors did the same on Tuesday. And who knew Kool-Aid and Clorox should have bought ad time?Night two featured former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Jay Inslee, businessman Andrew Yang, Sen. Cory Booker, former HUD secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Michael Bennet. Tuesday night’s event featured Sen. Bernie Sanders telling Sen. Tim Ryan that “I wrote the damn bill!” and author Marianne Williamson earning social buzz for citing the “dark psychic force of collectivized hatred.” What grabbed people’s attention Wednesday? Here we go. Chanting call-out During Sen. Cory Booker’s introductory statement, a chant could be heard from audience members at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. It was hard to make out what the chanters were saying. Journalist Josh Dawsey tweeted that the chant didn’t seem to be aimed at Booker.”Whole debate interrupted with “FIRE PANTALEO” chants aimed at de Blasio,” he wrote in a tweet. “Pantaleo is the Staten Island cop involved in Eric Garner death.” Biden was trying to direct people to a phone number, where they could subscribe and receive regular updates through text presumably, but it ended up being extremely confusing to all listening. #DemDebateBiden when Castro wasn’t letting him breathe pic.twitter.com/RrITRnLPdr— Kathiana (@iconkathiana) August 1, 2019 Gilibrand: “I will clorox the oval office”Lysol:#DemDebate pic.twitter.com/9w5hkEUbDx— Munir Kreidie (@KreidieMunir) August 1, 2019 I heard “fire canned tomatoes”— Syd (@sydtacular) August 1, 2019 Clorox cleans upClorox bleach earned a surprising bit of product placement during the debate when Sen. Kristen Gillibrand snarked that the first thing she’d do as president would be to “Clorox the Oval Office.” Social media quickly started scrubbing. Who DIPS in to kool-aid? 🧐— Thomas Holycross (@Tomtigger61) August 1, 2019 #Ahem @SenBooker OH YEAH #WeKnowTheFlavor #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/Xaq1bbFifB— Kool-Aid (@koolaid) August 1, 2019 And others were confused as to why the chanters chose to make their point during Booker’s time to speak, not de Blasio’s. Were they late? Booker was talking—Deblasio spoke like 10 damn minutes ago.— Matthew James Kiernan (@kujonicus) August 1, 2019 Like an Irish bat signal, @donie perked up when Joe Biden said “bunch of malarkey.”— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) August 1, 2019 Joe Biden to everyone during the commercial break #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/IKjGAoImT0— dan 🍿 (@manieldad) August 1, 2019 Some liked Booker’s use of the phrase, while others questioned it. Mathletes forever Entrepreneur Andrew Yang earned applause and laughter when he referred to himself as the “opposite of Donald Trump, an Asian man who likes math.” The description went over well on Twitter. Wrote Richard Cho, “I just learned that I am the opposite of Donald Trump.” kirsten going to clorox the oval office pic.twitter.com/IiAbongOyy— olivia (@meryssong) August 1, 2019 “The opposite of Trump is an Asian that likes math”#DemDebate pic.twitter.com/OkmTp2Wgqm— Mantis Toboggan M.D. (@KelleyCarter369) August 1, 2019 Malarkey has its moment Biden used one of his favorite phrases Wednesday night, declaring that it was “a bunch of malarkey” to say opposition to Medicare for All was a Republican concept. Social media immediately loved the slightly vintage word “malarkey,” and ran with it. “We have our first ‘malarkey’ of the night, finish your drink,” one person tweeted. Joked another, “Peak shenanigans.” Why not do the chant during de Blasio’s intro? Why Booker?— Kristen Says 2 U (@kristensays2u) August 1, 2019 Whole debate interrupted with “FIRE PANTALEO” chants aimed at de Blasio. Pantaleo is the Staten Island cop involved in Eric Garner death.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 1, 2019 Tags They could have done that when DeBlasio was talking.— D. (@Musing_Stranger) August 1, 2019 live look at the intern who told biden not to say “malarkey” for any reason during the debate: pic.twitter.com/a9JFl3S9pt— lizzie (@elizabethque) August 1, 2019 Biden didn’t get the Cory Booker Kool-Aid slam because he only drinks Krystal Light pic.twitter.com/iZjdZOH1mH— Gordon Klein (@_gdch_) August 1, 2019 The Harris/Biden show Former Vice President Biden and Sen. Harris clashed back at the first debate series in June, and to no one’s surprise, they were back at it Wednesday night. That left some wondering who else was on stage. Harris: PlanOthers: rabble rabbleHarris: More planBiden: Other guy’s plan.Harris: Plan plan. Math. Plan.Biden: MalarkeyGabbard: can I say my one line now? https://t.co/G6pRsu6xaw— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) August 1, 2019 Free Dan Quayle?— Chris Findlater (@FindSun7) August 1, 2019 YAS that is the opposite of 45! #DemDebate #MePolitcs enjoying this. pic.twitter.com/mWvoCRbV3S— Gorsayz (@sayzgor) August 1, 2019 Biden’s confusing websiteBeing beat down and ganged up on by the rest of the panel was bad enough for Biden, but there was one last faux pax. He garbled his attempt to plug his campaign website. Or was it a phone number? It was tough to tell.The internet was not gonna let that one slide. Live look in at Joe Biden trying to hold off the other candidates #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/rAUGeGcawX— Weston (@Weston25518862) August 1, 2019 5 cent tomato— judee (@judee_) August 1, 2019 Literally every other candidate waiting for this Harris-Biden conversation to finish. #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/Q2IQo15JnN— Mark Taylor (@MarkTaylorNBC4) August 1, 2019 Obsessively refreshing my feed to see someone explain what the protesters are chanting but everyone is just asking what the protesters are chanting. #DemDebate2— Diana (@DianaDaum) August 1, 2019 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come under fire for “declining to support demands by Mr. Garner’s family for the Police Department to dismiss the officer,” the New York Times reported recently. Garner was allegedly choked by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo five years ago on New York’s Staten Island. Many debate viewers simply couldn’t understand what was being said. “I heard ‘fire canned tomatoes,'” one tweeted. Wrote another, “They were demanding Pluto be reinstated as a planet.” Twitter Everyone on the stage teaming up to sink Biden pic.twitter.com/16HlcK5sCU— Ira thee Third (@ira) August 1, 2019 OH YEAH!!! pic.twitter.com/lfxgxX30c1— Kool-Aid (@koolaid) August 1, 2019 “Clorox the Oval Office” has officially won the debate. #demdebate #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/8rjTXVVYEd— Jennifer (@JennJennRVA) August 1, 2019 “You want to compare records and frankly I’m shocked that you do.”And then he out-Bidened Biden with a folksy phrase about Kool-Aid.Cory Booker just bodied Joe Biden. Absolutely expertly done. Best moment of the night thus far, for anyone on that stage. #DemDebate— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) August 1, 2019 Googling the non-Kamala Harris and Joe Bidens like… . #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/rI2Wq1bB51— Cassidy Nolander (@cuteeptuti) August 1, 2019 Biden is getting his false teeth kicked in. And what sis booker say about Kool-Aid? #DemocraticDebate #CNNDebate pic.twitter.com/0oLxGn9lfR— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) August 1, 2019 Drink the Kool-AidSen. Cory Booker and Biden were arguing about criminal-justice problems when Booker invoked an iconic American drink.”Mr. Vice President, there’s a saying in my community: ‘You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor,'” Booker said.Someone from Kool-Aid corporate’s social-media department was watching and responded with its pitcher mascot and his favorite saying: “OH YEAH!” “If you agree with me, go to joe biden dot angelfire dot net slash my folder slash about dot html”— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 1, 2019 Clorox social media manager wondering how to play this.— Buzz Andersen (@buzz) August 1, 2019 Your turn. The opposite of Donald Trump is _______ .#DemDebate— Ezra Temko (@ezratemko) August 1, 2019 Me trying to figure out Joe Biden’s website pic.twitter.com/580k0rIhFA— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 1, 2019 Waiting for the @Clorox endorsement for @SenGillibrand. #DemDebate2— Breeanne Walters (@breeannewalters) August 1, 2019 Someone shouted during his opening statement too— David Turnbull (@david_turnbull) August 1, 2019 Twitter quickly filled up with Kool-Aid pitchers smashing through walls and other related jokes. I will never see Clorox the same ever again. #DemDebate #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/aZ7eHG4n2b— Loveandtreasure 🍋 (@LovenTreasure) August 1, 2019 7 Biden, watch your backThe former vice president might be the best-known candidate, but that only made him the biggest target. He was hearing criticism from all sides, and Twitter users noticed. We have our first “malarkey” of the night, finish your drink— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 1, 2019 “The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.” – Andrew Yang #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/4FBLwPzeKJ— Chiffon Dior (@ChiffonDior) August 1, 2019 watching the Biden/Booker exchange again, it will never not be endearingly corny the way Booker always smiles/laughs at his own jokes before he gets to the punch line. He was cheesing before he’d gotten the word Kool-Aid out— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) August 1, 2019 Peak shenanigans #DemDebate https://t.co/9M3cv2v3kW— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) August 1, 2019 Comments Biden brings out the malarkey card. Paul Ryan just fainted and doesn’t know why.#CNNDebate— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 1, 2019 #DemocraticDebate2020 Tapper: “Vice President Biden, your closing remarks?”Biden: pic.twitter.com/0kd1HRYwwb— Zach Brenner (@RealLifeZach) August 1, 2019 They were demanding pluto be reinstated as a planet— edo. (@stupit_question) August 1, 2019 Moderator: BidenBiden: (addresses Harris)Moderator: HarrisHarris: Biden got it wrongModerator: BidenBiden: my plan…Everyone else: #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/S4coVKvIeg— Strength in Vibrators (@Feelmore510) August 1, 2019 Great Tweet. Cory, I’m born and raised on North 11th Street….. NO ONE, I say NO ONE every used that silly Kool-Aid line. Maybe they used in it in Haworth NJ— Robert Leslie (@RightSideRobert) August 1, 2019 I just learned that I am the opposite of Donald Trump. #DemDebate #AsianManWhoLikesMath— Richard Cho, PhD (@Richard_S_Cho) August 1, 2019 Someone, presumably not a Biden fan, quickly bought the borked web address and directed it elsewhere…I don’t know about you, but I feel bad for ol’ Biden. It reminds me of trying to set up a Facebook account for my dad.Originally published July 31. Share your voice so, shorter #DemDebate then would be pic.twitter.com/cOfp4ONfYl— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) August 1, 2019 Note to Gillibrand: All good greenies, and progressives, know that Clorox (bleach) is bad for the environment. Please scour the Oval Office with something natural. #DemDebate— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) August 1, 2019 Kamala Harris and Joe Biden right now. #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/6NyUm4vpGe— RoChester (@rocsterr) August 1, 2019 Politics It wasn’t even supposed to be his name, it was supposed to be “join”. pic.twitter.com/PkKJRg0kqj— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) August 1, 2019
Rachel Zein for The Texas TribuneProtesters call for immigrant families to be kept together at a rally in Austin on Thursday, June 14, 2018.In December 2016, a Texas nonprofit called the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services welcomed more than 400 undocumented women and children to its shelter in San Antonio, after a judge ordered federal authorities to release the immigrants from a family detention center. The court ruling generated national headlines that helped RAICES raise $100,000, a sizable haul for the legal-aid group.“At the time, we were really blown away,” recalled Jenny Hixon, development director for RAICES.But that was nothing compared to the last two weeks. One night earlier this month — amid nationwide outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has forced more than 2,500 migrant children to be separated from their parents at the border — Hixon received an unexpected email from a married couple in the Bay Area, Dave and Charlotte Willner. A Facebook page the Willners had started just a few hours earlier to raise money for RAICES was taking off faster than expected as people across the country reacted with horror to photographs and news stories documenting family separations. With any luck, the couple predicted, the campaign might even break a million dollars.Over the next week and a half, the Facebook page quickly transformed from a promising online fundraiser into a viral phenomenon, generating around $20.5 million, three times RAICES’ annual budget and more than 40 times what the nonprofit raised in the entirety of 2017. The fundraiser has drawn support from celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, who made a donation to RAICES this week in Donald Trump’s name.“You could just sit there and watch the total change. It was incredible,” Hixon said. “At one point, I copied the number from the website and put it into a Word document to add commas. I really thought I was not reading the number correctly.”In addition to the funds donated on Facebook, RAICES has received $5 million in contributions through its official website, which briefly crashed last week because of increased traffic. The organization plans to use that money to pay for legal representation for separated families and to hire new attorneys to bolster its staff of 65 full-time immigration lawyers.“We’re doing the best we can to scale up quickly,” Hixon said. “We just want to be good stewards of the money and good stewards of the attention.”Hiring a lawyer to represent an immigrant with a claim to asylum typically costs between $1,000 and $10,000, according to Jason Finkelman, a Texas-based immigration attorney who is not affiliated with RAICES. More complicated cases lead to higher fees, Finkelman said, and those involving children and spouses often generate especially significant expenses. “There’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter immigration case,” he said.Still, Finkelman added, “$20 million can go a very long way in helping thousands of people who typically wouldn’t be able to afford legal representation.”RAICES is hardly the first nonprofit to receive an unexpected cash windfall with the help of social media. In 2014, the ALS Association — a group that raises money to support research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — generated more than $100 million through the viral “ice-bucket challenge,” in which participants posted videos on Facebook of ice-cold water being poured over their heads.As RAICES begins using its newfound resources, the nonprofit would do well to emulate the ALS Association’s example, said Tim Seiler, former director of Indiana University’s Fund Raising School.Before it spent the money generated by the ice-bucket challenge, the ALS Association solicited input on how to use the funds from a panel of advisors that included patients living with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Seiler said RAICES should copy that approach by seeking advice from local community members invested in supporting immigrants. “They need to stop and realize that this is probably a one-time thing,” Seiler said. “They have this huge influx of money, and they’re going to need to be very prudent about its use.”RAICES was founded by South Texas activists in 1986 as waves of Central American immigrants entered the United States. In its early years, the nonprofit — known at the time as the Refugee Aid Project — provided clothing and medical help to migrants, said John Blatz, an attorney who has worked for the organization for decades. RAICES now has offices throughout Texas, including three sites in San Antonio. That 30-year history of immigration activism should assure potential donors that RAICES is a trustworthy steward of the millions of dollars flooding its coffers, Hixon said.“We didn’t start speaking out on this issue because we just figured out it was important,” she said. “It’s always been important to us. We’re going to keep doing the work long after the attention is gone.” Share
Despite a bevvy of new phones — both mid-range and high-end — and a much more full-featured OS in tow, Windows Phone continues to struggle in the mobile marketplace. Part of the blame has been placed on a lack of quality, high-profile apps — and Rovio has shed some light on what the problem is.According to them, “it’s a big undertaking to support [Windows Phone]” and getting the latest installment of their smash-hit franchise — Angry Birds Space — on Microsoft’s mobile OS requires a “complete rewrite.”Blogger Henry Blodget had earlier stated that Rovio was giving Windows Phone the cold shoulder, but that turned out not to be the case. And really, it would’ve been a huge surprise to hear that Rovio wasn’t going to bring Angry Birds Space to Windows Phone.Rovio’s first release currently sits at the number one position in the Marketplace. There’s been a tremendous amount of hype surrounding the new release, and there’s no way that Microsoft — who are fighting tooth and nail to make Windows Phone a success — would stand idly by if Rovio had actually said they weren’t interested in porting.It’s highly likely that Microsoft would have offered some sort of incentive (like a giant pile of cash) to get Rovio interested. Hey, if they’re offering up thousand-dollar laptops to people just for proving their phones beat a Windows Phone in a speed test, why would they not dangle a golden carrot in front of Rovio to keep their platform from looking like a black sheep?More at Reuters