Egypt’s capital Cairo crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo.Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp penalty to put Egypt four points clear with one match left in their African group E qualifying campaign.The win clinched Egypt a long-awaited spot in Russia for the 2018 World Cup finals, where the Arab world’s most populous country will compete on football’s ultimate stage for the first time since Italy in 1990.”It’s been 28 years and we’re finally going to enter the World Cup. Today is a day of celebration for the entire country,” said 41-year-old Gaber Fathy.The raucous mood spilling out on the streets marked a respite for Egyptians after years of hardship, from IMF-backed austerity reforms that have pushed inflation to record highs to a tough law on protests that has made public gatherings exceedingly rare after two presidents were toppled since a 2011 uprising.”You can look around and see how people are happy. This is something you never witness in Egypt,” said 23-year-old Gamal Mohamed in downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the iconic centre of the country’s once-active protest movement, which has since been quashed by tough security measures.Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people after the match as tireless fans draped in flags turned the streets into an impromptu parade of red, white and black.advertisementJust across the border in neighbouring Gaza, where Egypt has led a political reconciliation process, thousands of Palestinians poured into an open-air park to cheer on the second Arab country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after Saudi Arabia.
Topics “I’m sure the supporters will get right behind the team,” said Clarke, who is likely to start McBurnie against Russia at Hampden on Friday night. “The best thing he can do is go out, play really well and show everybody how committed he is. If he wants, he could score a goal. That would be nice as well.”McBurnie had offered an explanation to his Scotland teammates in full public view before training on Monday. “We could have done it inside but it was better to do it outside,” the manager said. “Clarified and clear. We have moved on and we urge everyone else to move on from it. Finished.“If he didn’t want to be here, he wouldn’t be here. That’s the bottom line. He had never worked with me before. He has no reason to say: ‘I don’t want to go,’ because he didn’t know what it was like. After the game you can quiz him and he will tell you he enjoyed it.”Russia are three points ahead of Scotland in a Euro 2020 qualifying group in which Belgium, who visit Hampden on Monday, appear destined to win. Clarke senses his team are overdue a shock result. “It’s been a long time since Scotland had a win where everyone went: ‘Ooof, where did that come from?’” Clarke said. Read more Share on Messenger “As a nation we like to get excited. It’s one of those results that we need. It’s a chance at home against Russia to set down a marker and say we are still in this group and fighting to get out of it.”Scotland (4-3-2-1, possible) Marshall; O’Donnell, Cooper, Mulgrew, Robertson; McTominay, McGinn, McGregor; Forrest, Fraser; McBurnie.Russia (4-5-1, possible) Guilherme; Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Fernandes; Zobnin, Golivin, Yerokhin, Cheryshev, Ionov; Dzyuba. Euro 2020 qualifying Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Russia news Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Share on Facebook Steve Clarke has challenged Oli McBurnie to demonstrate his dedication to Scotland with performances. The Sheffield United striker caused a storm last week among Scotland fans by making apparently disparaging comments about the international setup that were inadvertently picked up on a club video. Euro 2020 Gareth Bale says he is very happy to be called ‘the golfer’ at Real Madrid Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Scotland
Russian giants target Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadiniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is attracting Russian interest for next month.The Mirror says CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow have joined the race to sign Southampton forward Gabbiadini.Serie A sides Fiorentina, Bologna and Sampdoria are also after the £14.6m Italian who joined in the 2017 January window and has scored one goal this season.Out of favour under Mark Hughes, it looks like a January departure is likely, despite Ralph Hasenhuttl’s arrival.Gabbiadini’s agent, however, has stated he is happy in England. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)SMU quarterback Ben Hicks will reunite with his former head coach Chad Morris for his final season of college football. Hicks is transferring to Arkansas.The grad transfer QB revealed his decision earlier today. He will be eligible to play immediately in Fayetteville.“Looking forward to playing my final season of college football in Fayetteville! @RazorbackFB Excited to get to work!” Hicks tweeted.Looking forward to playing my final season of college football in Fayetteville! @RazorbackFB Excited to get to work!— Ben Hicks (@8Hicks) January 14, 2019Hicks is the all-time leading passer in SMU history. Saturday Down South stated he plans to enroll at his new program right away.During his tenure with the Mustangs, Hicks completed 56.7 percent of his passes or 9,081 yards, 71 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.The Razorbacks were also involved with Clemson grad transfer quarterback Kelly Bryant, but Bryant elected to transfer to Missouri instead.Arkansas went 2-10 in Morris’ first season as head coach.
advertisement Next No data available! World Cup 2019 semi-finals: New Zealand bat, India need to do what no other team has done in ManchesterICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The outcome of the toss has been quite influential in matches held at Old Trafford, Manchester in the ongoing quadrennial tournament. Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat vs India in the semi-final on Tuesday. view more view less graphs scorecard Akshay Ramesh ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 17:26 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat vs India in Manchester (@cricketworldcup Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand won the toss and opted to bat in ManchesterNo team has won batting second in Manchester in World Cup 2019Virat Kohli conceded he would wanted to bat first as well after losing the tossKane Williamson has won the toss. New Zealand have gained an early upper hand in their crucial ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final against India by opting to bat on a good batting pitch at Old Trafford on Tuesday.It’s a huge boost for New Zealand’s chances as World Cup 2019 matches in Manchester have been heavily influenced by the outcome of the toss. It’s a simple success mantra at the iconic venue in England — win the toss, bat first and win the match.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Cricket ScoreThe Old Trafford has hosted 5 matches so far in World Cup 2019 and all 5 matches have been won by the team batting first. Keep in mind, India had lost the toss against arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16 but they went in to bat after Sarfaraz Ahmed opted to bowl in what turned out to be a heavily-critiised decision.India went on to post 336 for 5 after Rohit Sharma hit 140 from 113 balls. Pakistan lost the match by 89 runs (DLS) after several rain interruptions during the match.On Tuesday, Virat Kohli conceded he would have batted first as well after losing the toss. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had no second thoughts about opting to bat.”We would’ve batted first. Fresh wicket, nice and hard, and not moist. A bit of rain around as well, the ball will get wet as the game goes on. It could remain decent throughout the game. It’s going to remain similar throughout the course of the game – we have done well in Manchester,” Virat Kohli said.advertisementIndia batted first against West Indies as well on June 27 and they won by 125 runs. Virat Kohli’s men posted only 268 but they came up with a superlative bowling performance to bowl West Indies out for 143.England (vs Afghanistan), New Zealand (vs West Indies) and South Africa (vs Australia) also batted first before winning their respective World Cup 2019 matches.Telling TOSS stat at World Cup 2019In 16 of the last 20 matches, teams batting first have gone on to win the match. India, on the other hand, clinched a comfortable 7-wicket win in their final group-stage match against Sri Lanka, chasing a 265-run target. It was once again Rohit Sharma who shone with the bat as the India opener scored a record-breaking 5th World Cup 2019 hundred.Also, India lost their only match in the group-stages wherein they batted second. England posted a mammoth total of 337 in 50 overs on June 30 at Edgbaston and India fell short of the target by 31 runs.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India cricket teamFollow India vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New Zealand semi-finalFollow ManchesterFollow Old Trafford commentary
Access Nova Scotia offices in Halifax, Dartmouth and Sackville will close today, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m., because of weather and road conditions. Some services are available online at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/access/online-services.asp. -30-
Starting Nov. 1, nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia can register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program, allowing them to prescribe monitored drugs to patients who need them. Government has added the College of Registered Nurses as a licensing authority with new regulations under the Prescription Monitoring Act, bringing Nova Scotia’s nurse practitioners in line with their counterparts in other jurisdictions, including New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Alberta, and Northwest Territories and Nunavut. “Nurse practitioners are the primary-care provider for many Nova Scotians today and prescribing these medications will help them better support their patients,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness. “The regulations ensure that each nurse practitioner takes the necessary training to prescribe safely and appropriately, and the monitoring program is in place to track all activity.” Donna Denney, CEO, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, said this is good news for Nova Scotians and provides greater access to comprehensive care for patients who may require monitored drugs. “We have been working hard with the government of Nova Scotia, nurse practitioners and other stakeholders to ensure that rigorous standards are in place so nurse practitioners are competent to safely incorporate this new authority into their practice on behalf of their patients, families and communities,” said Ms. Denney. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education and clinical competencies, allowing them to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, disorders and injuries. They can also order and interpret laboratory and other diagnostic tests, and initially prescribe and re-order medications. Every nurse practitioner in the province has received specialized education and workshop training for prescribing controlled drugs. The Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program promotes the appropriate use of monitored drugs in Nova Scotia and aims to reduce the abuse or misuse of monitored drugs in the province.
OTTAWA — Canada has agreed to pay the full cost of bringing 69 garbage-laden shipping containers back across the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver — but it remains unclear just how much that will be.A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the president and his cabinet spoke about the matter Monday evening.A Global Affairs Canada official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public, says Canada has agreed to foot the bill.However, the department won’t speculate on how much repatriating the trash will cost, saying only that Environment and Climate Change Canada is working to hire a firm to return the containers to Canada.Last month, Duterte gave Canada until May 15 to get the containers out of the port near Manila where they have been rotting for nearly six years.The containers arrived in the Philippines labelled as plastics for recycling, but were found to mostly contain trash, triggering a lengthy back-and-forth between the two governments over which of them should deal with the problem.The Canadian Press
CALGARY – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) says it has reached an agreement to sell its Suffield crude oil and natural gas operations in southern Alberta to International Petroleum Corporation for $512 million in cash.A release from the Calgary-based oilsands company says the sale, which includes Cenovus’ properties on Canadian Forces Base Suffield and the adjacent Alderson property, is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to closing conditions.Cenovus says net proceeds from the Suffield sale, as well as those from the sale of its Greater Pelican Lake assets, will be applied to reduce the company’s $3.6 billion asset-sale bridge facility.Cenovus announced earlier this month the sale of its Pelican Lake heavy oil operations in northern Alberta for $975 million in cash to cross-town rival Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ), with the deal expected to close by the end of September.In late March Cenovus announced the $17.7 billion acquisition of most of the Canadian assets of Houston-based ConocoPhillips, along with a plan to raise $3 billion by issuing new shares and the marketing of its Pelican Lake and Suffield operations.
Martin interpreted Parliament’s intent in writing the law as “aimed at concerns about the protection of trustees, not the protection of the full value of the estate for creditors,” Wagner wrote. “I agree with Martin … that there is no basis on which to read the words ‘the trustee is not personally liable’ in s.14.04(4) as encompassing the liability of the bankrupt estate.”Since the case went to court, an estimated 1,800 wells representing more than $100 million in liabilities have been abandoned.A group with the support of thousands of farmers also wanted to see the high court reverse the decision. The Action Surface Rights Association intervened in the case because it believes rights of landowners have been overlooked in the case. OTTAWA, O.N. – The Supreme Court of Canada says the trustee for a bankrupt Alberta energy company cannot simply walk away from unprofitable wells on agricultural land without having to clean up.The high court’s 5-2 ruling comes with a recommendation from Chief Justice Richard Wagner for Parliament to clarify the confusion between the federal bankruptcy law and the regulations provinces rely on to protect the environment.“Bankruptcy is not a licence to ignore rules, and insolvency professionals are bound by and must comply with valid provincial laws during bankruptcy,” Wagner wrote. Thursday’s ruling overturns an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that upheld a 2016 decision in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench that allowed a bankrupt energy company to sever its connection with unprofitable and unreclaimed wells when the company’s assets were sold off to creditors, as if the wells were debts that the company couldn’t cover.The Supreme Court ruled that Redwater Energy Corp.’s bankruptcy trustee, Grant Thornton Ltd., cannot walk away from the company’s obligations to render abandoned wells environmentally safe.When Redwater went bankrupt, Alberta’s provincial energy regulator ordered Grant Thornton to comply with end-of-life requirements to render Redwater’s abandoned properties environmentally safe.The trustee did not comply, and filed its own counterclaim that included a challenge to the regulator’s action, citing the paramountcy of federal bankruptcy law.Alberta’s energy regulator and the Orphan Well Association, an industry-funded group that cleans up wells that have been left unreclaimed, appealed the ruling to the high court.“The end-of-life obligations the Regulator seeks to enforce against Redwater are public duties. Neither the regulator nor the Government of Alberta stands to benefit financially from the enforcement of these obligations,” Wagner wrote. “These public duties are owed, not to a creditor, but, rather, to fellow citizens, and are therefore outside the scope of ‘provable claims’.” The case featured a novel legal twist.The previous Alberta appeal court decision that favoured Redwater and Grant Thornton was not unanimous, one judge dissented, Justice Sheilah Martin.Martin has since been appointed to the Supreme Court. But she did not participate in Thursday’s case.Nonetheless, Martin’s previous ruling guided the Supreme Court’s ruling on how the key section of the federal bankruptcy act, section 14.04(4), ought to be interpreted.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A mixed martial arts coach who has trained fighters like Jon Jones and Holly Holm has announced he will launch an effort to promote New Mexico businesses and tourism.Greg Jackson, who co-owns Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said Tuesday he will push the “New Mexico Experience” in Melbourne, Australia while coaching at UFC 234 this weekend.Jackson says he will promote the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe’s Meow Wolf and Organ Mountain Outfitters of Las Cruces.The trainer says he will share sports and gift apparel, and speak to international media, government officials, athletes, coaches, and celebrities about New Mexico Experience companies.The Associated Press
“Though many have expressed dismay over Britain’s departure from the EU,many Commonwealth nations including Sri Lanka have already shown keen interest in negotiating trade agreements with Britain and this new situation undoubtedly opens up new opportunities for the larger body of nations outside the EU,” he said. President Maithripala Sirisena has wished Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May strength and good luck as she took office yesterday replacing David Cameron.“Wishing @theresa_may strength and good luck as she begins to lead the United Kingdom in this important period of transition,” the President tweeted. Meanwhile former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also greeted the new British Prime Minister saying she has been entrusted with the onerous task of steering her country through the process of leaving the European Union and charting a new course in the world. Rajapaksa said that given her central role in the Commonwealth, Great Britain has a major role to play in taking the lead to ensure the sovereignty, stability, territorial integrity and prosperity of Commonwealth nations.“The recent experience of the European Union has demonstrated that political instability in one country can spread throughout a region and have a devastating impact on far off nations as well. I believe this makes the internal stability of nations the most important political need in today’s world,” he added.
Fire Prevention Week 2016 is scheduled from Oct. 9 to 15. The focus this year is Don’t Wait, Check the Date which refers to the importance of checking smoke alarms and replacing units every 10 years.This is the third consecutive year where the emphasis has been placed on smoke alarms because the devices save lives by alerting occupants before the inhalation of smoke and poisonous gases including carbon monoxide lead to unconsciousness.As part of Fire Prevention week, Brock will be scheduling a number of fire drills starting Tuesday, Oct. 11 in order to comply with Ontario Fire Code. The exact times and locations are intentionally withheld.During the drills, the alarm system will be activated by a technician and Brock officials will observe the actions of occupants, document evacuations and compile a report for the St. Catharines Fire Department. Members of the St. Catharines Fire Prevention Division are also typically on campus to evaluate the drills.There are no special requirements of students, staff and faculty. All occupants should adhere to normal evacuation procedures, follow directions provided by Emergency Wardens and vacate areas as quickly as possible. Emergency Wardens are reminded that an Emergency Warden training module is available from Sakai. This training is available to all active staff and faculty.The safe and efficient evacuation from areas/buildings is critically important. Information on proper evacuation procedures is available from OneBrock and the Brock website.For more information, contact Rick Fraser, Manager of Emergency Management and Life Safety at ext. 3130 or email@example.com or Brian Dzurban, Health, Safety & Wellness Coordinator at ext. 3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDr. Aladdin H. Shadyab joined us in studio to discuss a new study that found that women whose mothers lived to 90 years old are more likely to live to 90 themselves.The study, which appears in “Age and Ageing,” found that women whose mothers lived to 90 or older are 25 percent more likely to do the same without suffering from major illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.UCSD researchers used data from approximately 22,000 postmenopausal women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative, a national study of major risk factors for chronic and major diseases among women. Researchers had no knowledge of the health or cause of death of the participants’ parents while conducting the study.But age is not the only factor, according to co-author Dr. Aladdin Shadyab, a postdoctoral fellow at the UCSD School of Medicine at the time of the study.“It’s not just about the number of candles on the cake,” Shadyab said. “These women were independent and could do daily activities like bathing, walking, climbing a flight of stairs or participating in hobbies they love, like golf, without limitations.”The study did not find the same likelihood to be true between only fathers and daughters but if both parents lived to 90, the likelihood of the daughter aging in a healthy manner jumped to 38 percent. Researchers did not address aging effects on sons in the study.The women in the study whose mothers had lived to 90 were more likely to have a college degree, be married with a high income and maintain an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. While the researchers believe genetics, environment and behaviors passed from one family member to another all play a role in influencing aging outcomes, Shadyab acknowledges more study is necessary.“We need to clarify how certain factors and behaviors interact with genes to influence aging outcomes,” Shadyab said. “Although we cannot determine our genes, our study shows the importance of passing on healthy behaviors to our children.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:28 PM Posted: August 15, 2018 Researchers find daughters whose mothers live to 90 likely to do the same
India’s middle order conundrum has faced the side over the last 15 months and despite, trying as many as 11 players for the number 4 position, the side is as perplexed as they were before. Now, with the IPL coming up, they have to keep a close watch on the different options and then pick the side accordingly.The experimentations were done keeping the World Cup in mind, but even after constant chopping and changing, the vagaries in the side remain. This has not gone down too well with former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir who has criticised coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli for not identifying a particular player for number 4. Virat Kohli (L) and Ravi Shastri (R)BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images”If you want a settled batting order in the World Cup, then the No. 4 has to be decided beforehand and he should be backed completely,” Gambhir said.Wants Rayudu to be given a longer rope to perform in the role Kohli should have persisted with RayuduPal Pillai/Sportzpics/BCCIAfter backing Ambati Rayudu to assume the role of number 4, the management axed him for the last lap of the home series against India and this has not impressed Gambhir, who believes the right-hander should have been given a longer rope before being shunned.”You have backed others too. You backed MS Dhoni too last year and even Shikhar Dhawan. Ambati Rayudu averages nearly 50 in ODIs, he hasn’t done anything wrong. Failures are part and parcel of the game. You didn’t drop any other player after two or three failures,” he further added.There have been murmurs about Kohli being tried out at number 4, but Gambhir believes that a player should have been identified by now for this role and blames Kohli and Shastri for too much chopping and changing. He wants the management to back a player to the hilt and not clip them away after a brief passage of failure.”No. 4 should have been a settled position by now. Virat Kohli played the 2011 World Cup at No. 4. Whoever the team management decides to back should be backed to the hilt and they should stay patient with him. It is a very important slot and you can’t have a floater at No 4 because the No. 3 and No. 4 makes the core of your middle order,” he added.
YSRCP leader RojaTwitterActress Roja has reportedly switched off her mobile phone in a bid to avoid receiving calls from Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and any other leader from YSR Congress Party (YSRCP/YCP).YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who took oath as Chief Minister on May 30, inducted 25 ministers in Andhra Pradesh on June 8. As per his electoral promise, he gave Cabinet berths to seven legislators from the backward classes – five from the Scheduled Castes, one each from the Scheduled Tribes and Muslims and four each from the Kapu and the Reddy communities. He could not get his close aide Roja in Cabinet.Roja has been one of the strong loyalists of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. She always stood beside him like a rock, when he was in opposition. She was humiliated by the TDP leaders during assembly sessions, she fought against it like a lioness. She has been one of the most powerful and popular leaders from the YSRCP.The actress was hoping to get a place in the first cabinet of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, but her caste equations snatched this opportunity. Roja belongs to Reddy community from the Chittoor district. Her chance became dim when Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, who is from the caste and area, was inducted into the cabinet from which Roja was excluded.Roja and her supporters, who were of supreme confidence about her cabinet berth, were very upset with YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s decision not to give any Cabinet berth to her. Hence, she decided to say away from the swearing-in ceremony of ministers on Saturday. Along with her assistants, she also switched off the phones in bid to avoid receiving calls from Jagan or anyone from the party.It was rumoured earlier that Roja would be Deputy CM. But when she did not get anything, many of her fans requested Jagan to respect her work. VGR (@wheelsb4) tweeted, “Dear @ysjagan Garu #Roja put her BEST in @YSRCParty to be known as the best suited party. Rest of 25 who are going to be minsters might worked locally but #roja became 2states party ambassador suggest to give her value in party the best is #cinema&tv.”
All the Trailers You Might Have Missed from SDCCVoltron Confirmed Gay AF One of the most exciting parts of the 2017-2018 season of TV was finally getting new Star Trek on a weekly basis. Star Trek: Discovery was a different take on Trek than many of us were used to, but it was unquestionably Trek all the same. It was a darker, serialized story that took place during a war with the Klingons, but it still had time for episodes of exploration and, well, discovery a Star Trek show needs. I was only sad the season was so short. Well, good news. We’re about to have weekly Star Trek on our televisions once again (after we resubscribe to CBS All Access).Star Trek: Discovery held a panel in Hall H of at San Diego Comic Con, and showed off a the first trailer for Season Two. The ship no longer has a Captain, after we discovered that Lorca was secretly a Mirror Universe tyrant. So, the ship is assigned a new one. One who will be very familiar to fans of the original series… or anyone that watched the 2009 reboot.It’s Christopher Pike! He’ll be taking over as the new captain, and he’s sure to be a lot less warlike than Lorca. Though if he’s anything like his previous incarnations, he’ll probably be a little too by-the-book for this ship’s tastes. Already, Season Two is looking much more optimistic than the first. The driving force behind the plot appears to be a mystery: A strange formation in space that has some connection to Spock. That might be the Trekkiest plot this show’s given us yet. I also love that there’s a surprising amount of humor in this trailer. It really feels like the galaxy has changed since we left it in Season One. It’s also just great to see all these characters interacting with each other again. Season One left me really loving all these people, and I’m so happy we get to see more of them. I only hope we haven’t seen the last of Wilson Cruz’s Dr. Culber. He’s not in this trailer, but he wouldn’t be. Even if he does return somehow, they’re not going to tell us it’s happening.What is promising is he was part of the panel, which means it’d be weird if his story ended in Season One as a figment in Stamets’ head. IGN reports that the panel featured Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Cruz, Mary Chieffo, and new addition Anson Mount as Pike. Glad to see him bouncing back from Inhumans. The panel featured a handful of exciting announcements including four short films scheduled for this fall. “Star Trek: Trek Shorts” will be 10-15 minutes long and feature standalone character-driven stories. That’s what we’ll get to tide us over until Season 2 premieres in January.Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp (Photo via CBS)As for what we can expect, they didn’t reveal too much. We will actually see Spock though, which is good. Nothing more awkward than a show that has to constantly talk around the more famous characters they couldn’t show. Will it be Zachary Quinto? No word, but I’m gonna say probably not. One, Discovery wants to make sure people know it takes place in the original series timeline, not the reboot’s. Also, they cast a different actor to play Sarek, so why not cast a TV version of Spock? Pike and Spock aren’t the only classic Trek characters we’ll meet either. The original Number One, first played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry will make an appearance. Mount had some fun announcing who will play her on the show. “I can’t tell you who she is, but her initials are… Rebecca Romijn!”Showrunner Alex Kurtzman said we can expect a ton of Trek Easter eggs this season, along with unexpected connections to the rest of Trek lore. Even more interesting, Doug Jones announced this season will take us to Saru’s home planet. We’ll get to see the predator that hunts his species. Is it scary? I bet it’s scary. Oh, and Kurtzman answered a question about a possible return for Captain Lorca with “maybe.” Yeah, he’s coming back.Honestly, I’m just glad people are talking about Trek again. And the new season is looking more like classic Star Trek than Discovery has before. We’re seeing the universe turn into the bright, optimistic one of the Original Series. Even Pike’s uniform is looking awfully Kirk-like. We’ll make do with the Star Trek: Trek Shorts this fall, but now I’m just waiting for Season Two to premiere in January 2019. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
The murder of San Salvador Bishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, devoted to a church with a preferential option for the poor, will be beatified Saturday during a public ceremony in his country.The following chronology marks the most significant moments in Romero’s life:August 15, 1917: Óscar Arnulfo Romero is born in Ciudad Barrios, department of San Miguel, 156 kilometers northwest of San Salvador.April 4, 1942: Romero is ordained in RomeJanuary 11, 1944: Romero celebrates his first mass in his native Ciudad Barrios. He begins his more than 20-year pastoral activity, in the department of San Miguel.June 8, 1967: The El Salvador Bishops’ Conference appoints Romero as its Secretary. He held the post until 1974.April 21, 1970: Romero is notified by the Apostolic Nunciature he has been appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador.October 15, 1974: Romero is appointed Bishop of Santiago de María, department of Usulután, 112 kilometers east of San Salvador. He takes office in December.February 3, 1977: He is appointed Archbishop of San Salvador. He takes office February 22.March 12, 1977: Romero’s colleague and friend, Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, is murdered.February 14, 1978: Georgetown University awards Romero the degree of doctor honoris causa.November 23, 1978: The British Parliament nominates him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but Mother Teresa of Calcutta wins that year.January 30, 1980: Romero visits John Paul II in the Vatican.February 2, 1980: Belgium’s University of Leuven awards him the degree of doctor honoris causa for defending human rights.February 17, 1980: Archbishop Romero admits having sent United States President Jimmy Carter a letter asking him to stop military aid to El Salvador.February 18, 1980: With the aim of silencing Romero, a powerful bomb destroys the Catholic radio station YSAX.March 23, 1980: In his last Sunday homily, Romero issues an impassioned call to policemen and members of the military: “Any order to kill given by man must be subordinate to God’s law, which says ‘don’t kill’ (…) no soldier is obliged to obey an order that goes against God’s law (…) so, in God’s name, and in the name of this suffering community, whose laments rise up to heaven, each day more tumultuous, I plead with you, I beg of you, I order you in the name of God: stop the repression.”March 24, 1980: Archbishop Romero is murdered by a sniper while celebrating mass in a chapel at the cancer hospital La Divina Providencia. His death helped spark a civil war that lasted 12 years (1980-1992) and left 75,000 dead.March 30, 1980: Romero is hurriedly buried during a ceremony presided over by Mexican Cardinal Ernesto Corripio Ahumada, who could not finish the mass because military forces opened fire against the mourners.March 24, 1990: San Salvador Archbishop Arturo Rivera begins the diocesan procedure to canonize Romero. Rafael Urrutia is appointed as the local postulator.March 15, 1993: A UN Truth Commission concludes that army major and rightwing leader Roberto D’Aubuisson, who died of cancer in 1992, gave the order to murder the archbishop.November 1, 1996: The diocesan procedure for canonization ends and the material on Romero’s life is sent to the Holy Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. Italy’s Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia is appointed as postulator.July 4, 1997: Rome decrees Romero’s cause as valid.April 9, 2006: Cardinal José Saravia Martins, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, states the need to determine whether the motive for Romero’s murder was religious or political.March 24, 2010: El Salvador’s leftist President Mauricio Funes asks for forgiveness in the name of the government for the assassination, and declares Romero “the nation’s spiritual guide.”April 21, 2013: The postulator of Romero’s cause, Vincenzo Paglia, announces that Pope Francis unblocked the beatification process.February 3, 2015: Pope Francis signs the beatification decree recognizing Romero as a martyr of the church who was murdered “for hatred of the faith.”May 23, 2015: The date set for Romero’s beatification in San Salvador. Facebook Comments Related posts:El Salvador unites behind martyr Romero, 35 years on On 35th anniversary of Romero’s murder, Salvadorans remember him finally as a martyr From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores in a coma after stroke
October 11, 2016 519 Views ClosingCorp 2016-10-11 Seth Welborn ClosingCorp Names New CEO in Headlines, News Bob JenningsClosingCorp has named Bob Jennings as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.Jennings, 43, previously served as EVP of RealEC Technologies, a division of Black Knight Financial Services which provided web-based technology solutions for lenders as well as minimizing loan repurchase risk and driving efficiencies in the mortgage transaction process. RealEC grew from being a niche player in 2006 to an industry utility leveraged by the top mortgage lenders in the country during Jennings’ tenure.Jennings moved into sales and sales management after starting his career with IBM Corporation in finance.“I’m thrilled to be joining the company at such an important time. ClosingCorp is an innovator in rate and fee management and a company that is forging the way to become the ultimate utility,” Jennings said. “With new technology offerings and the opportunity to expand ClosingCorp’s footprint, the company is on a clear path toward unparalleled success. I am honored to lead the organization on this journey.”“Bob has exactly the management, sales and operational experience we were seeking and a history of identifying opportunities, cultivating partnerships, building effective teams, and closing groundbreaking agreements, that Closing Corp needs at this juncture” said Staffan Encrantz, chairman of the board of ClosingCorp. “He possesses a rare team building capability and entrepreneurial spirit, that together with his strong customer orientation and negotiating abilities has the potential to generate significant revenue growth. We are very excited that Bob has agreed to join ClosingCorp, and we very much look forward to working with Bob as he takes over the leadership of ClosingCorp and its development.”ClosingCorp is a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology for the mortgage and real estate industries and is headquartered in San Diego. Share