first_imgYesterday was a big day in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward, accusing Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in Maryland during the early 1980’s. Dr. Ford’s heroic testimony has come with increasing threats to her family and private life, to the point where she had to sell her home and relocate, and needs a full security detail for the safety of herself and her family.A GoFundMe page was started on September 18th for the Standford psychology professor and her family, with an original goal of $150,000 quickly surpassed by generous donations. None other than Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh, appears to be the top donor, with a donation of $10,000 in hopes of assisting Dr. Ford and her family with “covering the immediate security and personal expenses.” Following yesterday’s historic hearing, the GoFundMe stopped allowing donations, with a final total of $473,622 raised for Dr. Ford and her family over the course of the nine-day period. You can see a screenshot of the donation list below:Phil has been particularly active this month politically, hosting a concert under the banner Phil Lesh & “Very Special Friends” at New York’s fabled Apollo Theater to benefit live music-oriented voter registration and activism non-profit, HeadCount. The event, billed as “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation,” saw Lesh team with touring outfit The Terrapin Family Band, guitarist Eric Krasno, and vocalist Nicki Bluhm for the entirety of the performance, as well as sacred steel guitar master Robert Randolph, rapper Talib Kweli, and the Harlem Gospel Choir to give the performance an appropriate shot of soul.Unpacking The Many Layers Of Signifiance In Talib Kweli’s Sit-In With Phil Lesh At The ApolloWatch video of Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends with Talib Kweli and the Harlem Gospel Choir below, and remember to get out and VOTE in November!Talib Kweli w/ Phil Lesh, Terrapin Family Band, Eric Krasno, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, & The Harlem Gospel Choir – “Get By”[Video: Live For Live Music][H/T Relix]last_img read more

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray ‘almost universally’ seen as No. 1 pick by Cardinals, report says The team tallied a 3-13 record in 2018 and missed the playoffs for a third straight season. They finished last in the NFL in total offense.Arizona fired former coach Steve Wilks in late December after just one season and hired Kliff Kingsbury to replace him. Related News Arizona is “almost universally” believed to be planning to select Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the top pick in next month’s draft, according to an earlier report from NFL Network. The team, however, has reportedly told Rosen he’s “their guy.”The Cardinals selected Rosen out of UCLA with the 10th pick in the 2018 draft. He completed 55.2 percent of his passes and threw for 11 touchdowns, along with 14 interceptions, in 13 games as a rookie. Josh Rosen’s tenure in Arizona may last one season.The Cardinals have been shopping the 22-year-old quarterback, an unnamed team told NFL Network.last_img read more

first_img“It was really fun, but I think he won more games than I did,” admitted Davies with a smile.The Canadian teen joined Bayern in late 2018, and nailed down a first-team berth at left-back this season despite arriving from Vancouver Whitecaps as a winger.The Bundesliga season was halted in mid-March due to the coronavirus, but Davies has kept busy improving his German and last week signed a contract extension until 2025.He has entertained Bayern fans on social media during the lockdown with videos of him trying to master tricky words in the Bavarian dialect.His dubbed imitation of the Backstreet Boys hit “I Want It That Way” went viral on TikTok.“I love entertaining,” Davies admitted and smiled when a reporter from broadcaster RTL jokingly offered him a guest role in one of their soap operas.The German Football League (DFL) has said it is ready to resume from May 9, albeit behind closed doors, but Angela Merkel’s government must still give the go-ahead.With Bayern four points clear at the top of the table and on course for an eighth straight league title, Davies said playing the remaining nine games in near-empty stadiums will be a challenge.“If it happens, it is going to be different,” said Davies. “The fans are a part of us, but it’s for everyone’s safety, so I don’t mind it.”Share on: WhatsApp Davies, who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana, helped raise funds for the UN Refugee AgencyBerlin, Germany | AFP |  Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies says it would be a “disaster” if the coronavirus reaches one of the world’s many refugee camps — like the one he was born in.The 19-year-old started life in a refugee camp in Ghana after his parents fled the civil war in Liberia.The family emigrated to Canada when Davies was five years old.The move was made possible by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for whom Davies helped raise funds by playing a virtual match last Saturday.His opponent was AC Milan goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 32, another former refugee who fled to Germany from Bosnia as a young boy before also eventually settling in Canada.The pair went head-to-head in the eFootball PES2020 livestream tournament, organised by the UNHCR to help the 70 million refugees around the world.“Right now, the main focus is to raise money to help get refugees whatever they need,” said Davies in a video press conference Tuesday in Munich.“Obviously social distancing is tough for them with things so compact (in the camps) and if corona hits one of those refugee camps, it could be a disaster.“I just want to use my platform to spread the word and help as much as possible.“They (UNHCR) helped me out when I was in a camp and I wanted to support them.”The online game raised around 9,000 euros ($9,755) in donations.last_img read more

first_imgArcata girls tennis makes historyThe Arcata girls tennis team earned the first North Coast Section tennis pennant in Humboldt-Del Norte League history over the weekend at the NCS Division 2 tournament at Napa Valley College.Arcata’s pairing of Aimee Reiner and Keona Gutierrez defeated Marin Catholic’s Katie Miller and Charlotte Hachman (7-5, 6-4) in the quarterfinal-round and in the semifinals, downed Head Royce’s Kira Koga-Eisenhauer and Nicole DePetra (6-3, 6-1).Arcata fell in the finals …last_img read more

first_imgMILO executives during the announcement of the Philippine team for the FC Barcelona training on Wednesday. Photo by Bong LozadaThirteen kids are set to go on a trip of a lifetime as they head to  Spain this October to experience the brand of football of the La Liga giant FC Barcelona.The selected youngsters, who were chosen after two-day camp conducted by MILO and FCB Escola Youth Academy, will be in Barcelona from October 15 to 23 for a series of trainings and other activities including watching a live La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga at Camp Nou.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES But Willy De Ocampo, the Vice President and Business Unit Manager of MILO Philippines, said they are “committed to bringing everybody to Barcelona.”“Rest assured there won’t be anyone left behind, everyone will fly either on Saturday or Thursday,” said De Ocampo. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Tamaraws come up short against the Green Archers anew From 150 participants, Lien Dale Manuel, Lara Angela Amante, Liam Arc Villaran, Kevin Hadap, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza, Alexis Caitlin Tan, Joseph Kyne Garces, Marcus Lucas Arias, Lorenz Albert Tortona, Enzo Gacutan Courbet, Boris Malcolm Uy, and Ethan Jacob Roxas impressed coaches the most during the camp held last September 2 to 3.“We believe that we have a really good team of kids who exemplify the right mix of values and skills that both MILO and FC Barcelona advocate,” said the brand’s sports executive Robbie De Vera Wednesday during the press conference in Taguig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFormer Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will also join the young footballers in the training camp where they will also undergo classroom sessions at FCB Escola and technical skills development on the pitch.Unfortunately, there were hiccups when it came to processing of visa with a some of the kids with only a few days left before the trip. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgIndian wrestleer Lalita poses with her silver medalIndian wrestlers Lalita and Bijneesh Bajrang had to settle for silver medals after both lost their gold medal bouts comprehensively. While Lalita was pinned in just 31 seconds by her Nigerian opponent Adekuoroye, Bajrang was beaten 12-1 by Canadian opponent Tremblay.Indian wrestler Satywart Kadian also secured a silver medal as he lost the final bout to Canada’s Arjun Gill in Men’s Freestyle 97kg.Wrestler Sakshi Malik is still in the fray for the men’s 97kg and women’s 58kg respcetively.Bajrang had ensured his final berth after beating Amas Daniel of Nigeria 3-2 in a hard-fought semifinal bout.Bajrang, the 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, was 0-2 down in the first minute of the semifinal bout but made a superb comeback to take a 5-2 lead after the first period of three minutes and then maintained his lead till the end.Bajrang had earlier defeated Sasha Madyarchyk of England inside the three-minute mark in his opening bout at the SECC before overpowering South Africa’s Marno Plaatjies 4-1 in the quarterfinal.In the semifinal, Bajrang floored Amas Daniel of Nigeria 3-1 to advance to the gold medal bout, where he will face David Tremblay of Canada later today.In the men’s 97kg category, Kadian started his campaign on a resounding note and took less than two minutes to overpower Uduwila Manjula of Sri Lanka to storm into the quarterfinals.The referee stopped the bout in 1:45 min of the first period after Kadian led by 10 points. Kadian, the 2014 Asian Championships bronze medallist, won the bout 4-0.advertisementKadian then defeated Soso Tamarau of Nigeria 3-1 to advance to the semifinals, where he got the better of Englishman Leon Rattigan 3-1 to seal his place in the title clash, where Arjun Gill of Canada awaits him.Meanwhile in women’s competition, Lalita hardly had to break a sweat to enter the 53kg final as she overpowered home favourite Shannon Hawke of Scotland 5-0.Earlier in the day, Lalita entered the semifinals after an identical 4-0 win over South African Mpho Madi in a lospided quarterfinal contest. The referee stopped the bout in the first period itself after the Indian led 10-0 on technical points.Lalita will take on Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final later tonight.Sakshi, however, had to fight hard before winning her semifinal bout against Braxton Rei Stone of Canada 8-5 on technical points.Sakshi was leading 8-0 at the end of the first period of three minutes and it looked like that the Indian would end the bout by taking another two points. But Stone fought back and pocketed five points in the second period to keep the contest alive.Sakshi did not allow her opponent to take further points and survived a tense few seconds to make it to the final.Earlier, Sakshi, the 2013 Commonwealth Championships bronze medallist, beat Edwige Eyia Ngono of Cameroon 4-0 in a lopsided quarterfinal contest. She will play another Nigerian Aminat Adeniyi in the final.Another woman grappler, Navjot Kaur too has a chance of bagging a medal for India as he takes on Scotland’s Sarah Jones in the bronze medal play-off bout.last_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles: Singer Katy Perry reportedly wants to marry her actor beau Orlando Bloom at Ashford Castle, which is located on the shore of Lough Corrib in Ireland. “She and Orlando are looking into tying the knot at a gothic Irish castle. It’s going to be a fairy tale extravaganza,” a source told National Enquirer magazine, reports Perry has not hired a wedding planner to help her organise wedding and is instead making all the major decisions about her big day herself, with the input of the creative team she works with on her music, videos and tours. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “She isn’t hiring a wedding planner. Katy’s relying on her own ideas and asking her inner circle of assistants, stylists and tour stage designers to pitch in where needed,” Perry said. She previously had revealed that she and Bloom have worked hard to lay a “beautiful foundation” before they “build a monster house” by getting married. The star couple have been married before; the singer was married to Russell Brand for just 14 months until their split in 2011, whilst Bloom was married to Miranda Kerr – with whom he has eight-year-old son Flynn. Perry and Bloom have been dating on-and-off since 2016, and previously split in 2017 before they rekindled their romance in April the following year, and finally got engaged in February.last_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — Citizens’ Services Minister Jinny Sims announced yesterday that the provincial government will contribute $7 million for Shaw Communications to build a fibre-optic cable along the Hart Highway between Prince George and Dawson Creek.The fibre optic line that will be built from the Northern Cariboo to the Peace Region will be just over 400 kilometres in length, and is one of four connectivity projects being funded by the B.C. government. Shaw has had issues serving the Peace Region in the past, and yesterday’s announcement came just one day after an issue with a fibre line caused Shaw customers in Fort St. John, Taylor, and Dawson Creek to experience a service interruption. Last year, Shaw customers in the Peace experienced three separate outages due to issues with the company’s network.On Tuesday, Sims announced that the Province and Feds are both partnering with internet service providers on $38 million worth of Internet infrastructure across B.C., with the provincial government contributing $11.3 million in total. “This is not just an investment in high-speed internet, it’s an investment in the future for those living in rural, First Nations and Indigenous communities, so they have access to cutting-edge emergency services, high-quality health care, world-class education and improved ability to participate in the growing digital economy,” said Sims. “By working with our federal and local partners, we are leveraging relationships to give people in these communities the same internet access as those living in major urban centres.”The announcement was part of an event hosted by Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, as the federal government committed a further $19,748,063 to the four projects.“Access to high-speed internet is not a luxury, it’s essential,” said Bains. “High-speed internet service is a basic tool that all Canadians should have access to, regardless of their postal code. Canadians need this service to do business, upgrade their education and build stronger communities. Thanks to our Connect to Innovate program, more Canadians will be able to participate fully in the digital economy.”last_img read more

first_imgChandigarh: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Tuesday took a jibe at the ongoing war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying, “…the cat is out of the bag”. “All along the campaign one could sense an unease in their ranks. Now the cat is out of the bag!” he tweeted. Along with the tweet, he tagged a post that talked about how Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was facing the ire of his party colleagues. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework According to reports, Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Monday asked Sidhu to resign from the state Cabinet if he could not work with Amarinder Singh. The reprimand came a day after the Chief Minister himself publicly criticised Sidhu for damaging Congress’ poll prospects with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state. “If he was a real Congressmen, he should have chosen a better time to air his grievances instead of just ahead of voting in Punjab,” said the Chief Minister in an informal interaction with reporters here. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Sidhu had accused the Chief Minister of being responsible for the denial of ticket to his wife Navjot Kaur from Chandigarh. During the campaigning, he also tried to corner his own government by questioning why no criminal case was lodged against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and former deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with the 2015 sacrilege and police-firing incidents. “It was not his election alone but that of the entire Congress. It is for the high command to decide on any action against Sidhu, but the Congress, as a party, does not tolerate indiscipline,” Amarinder Singh said.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Pogba is already dreaming big and hopes to add his own star to the France shirt by winning Sunday’s World Cup final against CroatiaLes Bleus are hoping to end a wait of two decades in Sunday’s final by claiming only their second world title against Croatia.History favours the French, who defeated Croatia in the semi-finals of the 1998 tournament on route to winning the World Cup, but Pogba is aware that both himself and his teammates will have it all to do at Moscow against a side that have performed above all expectations at Russia this summer and have proven themselves to be worthy contenders for the World Cup“Croatia do not have stars – they want one. They have done very well and they want the victory, like us,” said Pogba, according to Sky Sports.“But I do not have a star. It’s on the shirt, but I did not win it. We want to go looking for it like all players. It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult.”Croatia have played into extra-time in their last three games now and fatigue has been a concern.“We are not thinking about it,” said Pogba.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“Croatia played a very tough match against England. They did not give up. They were losing 1-0 and came back.“There are two teams and one cup. They have played 90 minutes more than us – I don’t know if it’s a disadvantage for them or if they’re going to want to show that they want to win even more.“For me, we are not favourites. We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together.“We haven’t done anything yet.”While Croatia do have Luka Modric in their ranks, Pogba knows better than to just concentrate on him.“It’s not only Modric – there is also (Ivan) Rakitic, (Ivan) Perisic and even the defenders,” he said.“I don’t think there will be a plan for Modric. There will be one for everyone.”last_img read more