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first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? In the back of his mind, Cotto knew his final task was fraught with peril. But like the true prizefighter that he was, the 37-year-old Puerto Rican national hero took the assignment anyway just as he had chased one dangerous matchup after another.The fight on Dec. 2 was fairly even—the middle rounds could have gone either way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseEventually, the 29-year old Ali, a Yemeni American from Brooklyn, took over the bout, winning on all the judges’ scorecards.Never one to complain, Cotto, whose nature as a bold gambler in the ring belies his cool, low profile public persona, revealed in a postfight interview that he tore his biceps in the seventh round. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award TNT enjoys being under-the-radar ahead of PBA PH Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miguel Cotto. AP FILE PHOTOSACRAMENTO, California—Almost overlooked amid last week’s flurry of sports events was Miguel Cotto’s farewell fight with fellow ex-Olympian Sadam Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York.Although he lost the WBO junior middleweight title to a fringe contender in Ali, Cotto closed out his illustrious boxing career essentially on his own terms.ADVERTISEMENT At the center of his 46 professional fights were losses to Antonio Margarito, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Canelo Alvarez, a revenge win over Margarito and bruising victories over Yuri Foreman, Ricardo Mayorga, Shane Mosley and Sergio Martinez.His fights always featured two-way action between the ropes. To Cotto, a slam-bang affair was just another day in the office.He separated himself from his peers by not cherry picking his opponents and faced all comers to produce solid television ratings.Best of all, he is a credit to his profession for choosing his final bout and the date of his departure from the scene.Cotto has a mind-set unlike those of the most recognizable names in his sport who are past their prime but hem and haw about retirement, are contemplating a comeback or are lining up at the chance to share the ring and the spotlight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I don’t want to make excuses, Sadam won the fight,” he told HBO’s Max Kellerman.In case you are wondering if the loss might cause him to change his plans and keep his career going, Cotto shot down that notion right away.“I’m feeling good. Feeling good with the performance. It is my last fight. I am good, and I want to be happy in my home with my family,” Cotto said when pressed by Kellerman. “Thank you for all the fans.”Although he never made staggering amounts of money in his prime, Cotto said he “had the opportunity to provide the best for my family because of the sport.”In a career that spanned 15 years, Cotto won six world titles in four divisions and faced the elite fighters of his era.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgSIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. – From the shadows of the hill in the south on which the Ojibwa once watched for the invading Sioux, to the frozen mouth of the almost 1,000-kilometre-long majestic Severn River in the north, the noisy partisan tussle that is the looming Ontario election seems largely irrelevant.Welcome to Kiiwetinoong, home to about 32,000 people in four municipalities and more than three dozen remote Indigenous communities. Spread across two time zones, the riding — the only one with an Indigenous majority — is also home to four major languages and numerous dialects.Kiiwetinoong — Ojibwa for North — is one of two new ridings aimed at giving residents of the often-ignored vast region a stronger voice at the legislature in Toronto. Whether anyone cares to listen is an open question for Lola Goodwind, a teacher at the Obishikokaang elementary school in Lac Seul First Nation, about 40 minutes from Sioux Lookout.“What worries me sometimes is that when people voice their opinion, does it really matter, does it really carry over, is it heard?” Goodwind says as her students play at a table or vroom toy trucks along the carpet.Hundreds of kilometres to the north, Kathleen Koostachin, 44, a native language instructor at Keewaytinook Internet High School in Fort Severn, talks about suicides, land claims and the need for a healing lodge. She, too, wonders who is listening.“They talk about it, but there’s no action,” Koostachin says. “In our communities, health services are very lacking.”Koostachin and Goodwind have yet to take a deeper dive into what the various parties might be offering. But for Goodwind at least, in a region comprising almost one-third the area of the province, she only has to walk across the gravel road to the Lac Seul band office in Frenchman’s Head to find one of the candidates.Chief Clifford Bull, who is carrying the flag for the Progressive Conservatives under Doug Ford, admits the logistics of campaigning in a riding where most communities are accessible only by an expensive plane ride — are daunting. The complexities are exacerbated by the apparent indifference — or even hostility — many First Nations voters feel toward government, he says.“There’s still some anger,” Bull says. “Being left out, not being heard at Queen’s Park; and being adversarial at times and court cases, even jail for that matter.”About 40 minutes from Bull’s office, one of his rivals settles into a chair at his home in Sioux Lookout overlooking a still-frozen Pelican Lake and makes it clear he has no interest in the kind of partisan nastiness that has become part and parcel of election battles.Instead, Liberal candidate Doug Lawrance emphasizes what he sees as the increasingly intertwined relationships between the area’s non-Indigenous and Indigenous residents. Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul, he notes, have a friendship accord — a reflection of common interests.“I’m not opposing Clifford Bull. I’m proposing Liberal values that I’ve always held,” says Lawrance, the town’s mayor. “Our interests are so interrelated.”Indeed, the relative metropolis of Sioux Lookout — population about 8,300 of which more than half is Indigenous — is the hub in the province’s northwest. It’s a frequent destination for those in need of its modern hospital, its schools, and other services.Kiiwetinoong has been carved out from a larger riding dominated by the NDP for decades. Sioux Lookout, most agree, is in urgent need of 200 long-term care beds but has just 20. Additionally, Lawrance says, services such as a detox centre and treatment facilities for substance abuse are essentially non-existent. There’s also a perennial shortage of mental health supports.“The NDP has sadly let us down,” Lawrance says in his most biting partisan comment.At Obishikokaang elementary, teacher Allan Mark Kendle says serving in the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan a decade ago has left him familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder and the difficulties of finding help.“If I can’t find help in the North, how are the kids and the families here going to?” says Kendle, 49, who comes from southern Ontario. “The Liberals have had an incredible run at failing the First Nations in the mental health area.”Charles Cirtwill, who heads the Northern Policy Institute, says northern programs often end up getting cut because they don’t resonate in the voter-rich south. The myopia is a mistake, particularly when it comes to First Nations, he says.“These people are provincial residents as well: provincial citizens, provincial voters,” Cirtwill says. “Despite the important federal role, the province can’t ignore its responsibilities.”Sioux Lookout resident Sol Mamakwa, a member of the Kingfisher Lake First Nation who works with the politically influential Nishnawbe Aski Nation, planned to announce his intention on Monday of vying to become the first New Democrat to represent the brand new riding. He declined an interview.Jeremy Capay, 33, manager of the Lac Seul events centre, cited the high cost of food as well as services for seniors as key issues. At the same time, he says, provincial politics barely register in the community of about 1,000.“We see it on the news, we see it on our social media pages when it comes to stuff about our federal government, but what about our provincial government?” Capay says. “It’s something that needs to be talked about more often.”For Anne Ayotte, who is helping run Bull’s campaign, the dominant election issues tend to be of the pocketbook variety: the high cost of living that includes pricey fuel, electricity and groceries.As a small business co-owner and a former aide to a cabinet minister in then-prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, Ayotte says economic development is critical. Ford understands that even if he’s still a bit hazy on how the North works, she says.“We shouldn’t be priced out of anyone living here,” says Ayotte, as she sits in a small diner in Hudson, a hamlet between Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul.Still, the idea that Bull is running for the Conservatives doesn’t sit well with Garnet Angeconeb, 62, an Order of Canada recipient for his work on Indigenous rights.“Many Conservatives, whether federal or provincial, don’t yet fully understand the true impacts of cultural genocide inflicted upon our people,” Angeconeb said in a letter to Bull. “As a proponent for resource development — mining, hydro electrification, logging — how do you plan to re-address long-standing environmental and devastating health issue caused upon our brothers and sisters?”Back in his office, Bull ponders the missive. He’s painfully aware of the strains between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and the sometimes large divide between the province’s north and south.“Relationships in the past have not always been very beneficial for both sides. There’s been tension, animosity,” Bull says. “I guess a lot of it has to do with not knowing each other.”Ford’s message of lower taxes doesn’t resonate with First Nations, Bull admits. But the chief plans to campaign hard. At the same time, he says, the mud-slinging typical of elections down south isn’t expected.“Kiiwetinoong is going to have the friendliest campaign in all of Ontario,” he says laughing. “You need to build relationships.”last_img read more

30 09 19

Larry Brown1982-83Nets159947-26Resigned under pressure Frank Layden1988-89Jazz158411-6Resigned Danny Ainge1999-2000Suns156313-7Resigned The most abrupt NBA coaching departures Paul Westhead1981-82Lakers15727-4Fired Source: Basketball-reference.com David Blatt2015-16Cavaliers166930-11Fired The Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt on Friday, even though he guided the team to the NBA Finals last season and a 30-11 record so far this year.The NBA is a tough league. But as far as we can tell, no coach has been fired under similar circumstances before.Below, you’ll find a table of NBA coaches since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77 who were fired or resigned in the middle of the regular season when their teams had an Elo rating of 1550 or higher.1The table excludes interim head coaches who were dismissed after a permanent replacement was found. The league-average Elo rating is about 1500, so a rating of 1550 reflects a pretty good team; about as good as the Atlanta Hawks right now. Gene Shue1977-7876ers15592-4Fired Stan Van Gundy2005-06Heat158011-10Resigned under pressure Del Harris1998-99Lakers16116-6Fired Coaches don’t usually get fired when their teams are playing well. But Blatt’s Cavs haven’t just been good; they’ve been on the verge of great. The team’s current Elo rating is 1669, far higher than that of any other team when it fired a coach mid-season.When a coach does get fired despite a solid record, it’s usually because his team is underperforming lofty expectations. But that can’t really be said of the Cavs. Their preseason team win total at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook was 56.5 wins; they’re actually a little ahead of that pace, currently projecting to finish the season 61-21 instead.Yes, the Cavs were embarrassed on Monday by the Warriors, 132-98. But one bad regular-season loss isn’t usually enough to doom a coach. It’s reasonable to ask whether the overt tension between Blatt and superstar LeBron James played a role because there’s not really a good precedent for something like this happening. (James was reportedly not consulted about Blatt’s firing.)Larry Brown resigned under pressure as head coach of the New Jersey Nets late in the 1982-83 season despite a 47-26 record, but that was because he’d agreed to take a job the next season at the University of Kansas. Del Harris was canned as Lakers’ head coach early in the 1998-99 season when the team had a strong 1611 Elo rating, but its record was just 6-6 at that point, below the perennially high expectations in Lakerland. COACHSEASONTEAMELOCOACH RECORDNOTES Don Nelson2004-05Mavericks159742-22Resigned Jack McKinney1979-80Lakers155210-4Injured Larry Brown1991-92Spurs158621-17Fired read more

17 09 19

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 23, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that while he’s aware of all the talk among the public about the $4 billion oil refinery project by Oban Energies, he urged Bahamians – particularly Grand Bahamians – to focus on the benefits such a project will bring to Grand Bahama.“There’s more to the story than what you see,” Minister Turnquest told participants of the 20th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, which took place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Grand Lucayan resort.“You will be hearing more about that as the project proceeds.  Today, as a matter of fact, the group is in East Grand Bahama beginning the final stages of their Environmental Impact Assessment.  And we will continue to see activity, going forward through to the shovels in the ground.“We have confidence that this project is going to go forward, that the funding is available, that the environmental concerns will be addressed and that at the end of the day, we will have a project that will be a catalyst for the development of Grand Bahama as a whole, east Grand Bahama in particular.”Minister Turnquest reminded Grand Bahamians that what helped to bring about the “glory days” of Grand Bahama, when the economy was on the incline, was the industrial sector.“So we have an opportunity and we have to see it through. Again, in the Heads of Agreement, we have requirements and everything is contingent on those requirements,” the Minister Pointed out. “As the Prime Minister has indicated, that Heads of Agreement will be Tabled and everyone will be able to see what it contains – the benefit and the risk to us as an island, as a country.”As the Representative for Grand Bahama, Minister Turnquest said that he’s pleased that there are a number of prospective developments slated for his constituency, including the Oban Energies Oil refinery in East Grand Bahama.He said that a number of projects have been slated for Grand Bahama, including the purchase and development of the former Ginn property in West Grand Bahama. He also mentioned the purchase and eventual refurbishment of the Grand Lucayan resort by the Wynn Group.“The re-opening of this property is absolutely vital to the city of Freeport, particularly the Lucayan strip, which is a major contributor to the Grand Bahama economy,” added Minister Turnquest.“I know that there was some rumor that because Mr. Wynn was not here to speak at this Business Outlook, that there was some trouble with the deal. I just got off the phone with Mr. Wynn before I came into this room and I assure you that is not the case at all. There was some miscommunication and he is actually in the Dominican Republic, opening a property there.“But this deal is very much on track and we expect to have this wrapped up relatively soon; the brands that are associated with their proposal are very well known brands to us and they will give Grand Bahama the kind of variety of offering that we have been missing.”Interestingly enough, Minister Turnquest said that Grand Bahama continues to attract interest with respect to the tourism industry.“As the Minister of State said, 2018 is poised to be a very significant watershed year for us,” added Minister Turnquest.  “Between the government and our partners at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, we have to lock arms on these opportunities and ensure that we provide the best opportunity for these projects to become successful.”Drawing on a farming analogy, the Deputy Prime Minister told the audience that when one is planting, you don’t see results right away; it takes a while and in the meantime, the seed has to be watered and nurtured before it begins to spring up.“That’s the phase where we’re at,” said Minister Turnquest. “After years of going backwards, we’re now starting to go forward and we must celebrate that.“Prospects for the economy in 2018 are for furthering strengthening of activities, with growth estimated at 2.5 percent.  Conditions in the Labor market are also consequently set to improve.  These developments will be underpinned by the completion of the Baha Mar phased opening and by various foreign investment related projects, which have been foreshadowed by the Prime Minister.“As well, we expect the growth of both the tourism sector and the national economy to be favorably impacted by stronger projected growth in the United States, our major trading partner.  The increase in investor consumer confidence in the United States bodes well for continued growth in tourist related travel and investment interest in The Bahamas.”Minister Turnquest said that the government is on track to bring the country’s financial house in order and that the Government remains on track to meet its budgetary target by year’s end.“The Government anticipates continued growth in the economy, which will be very much associated with improvements that we expect to happen here in Grand Bahama. As was pointed out by the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, various projects are being negotiated and/or are already in progress.“This signals a significant spike in the Grand Bahama economy and, in the words of the Honourable Prime Minister, what’s good for Grand Bahama, is good for The Bahamas.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS) Related Items:last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img April 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Woman who led officers on South Bay pursuit wanted for grand theft, burglary and identity theft KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 49-year-old woman was taken into police custody Wednesday after leading police on a slow-speed pursuit through South Bay.Anjeneatte Crumrine was arrested in connection with a felony arrest warrant for grand theft, burglary and identity theft.Related Link: Woman leads police on a slow-speed pursuit from South Bay to Valencia ParkAround 5:51 p.m., Harbor Police detectives received information that Crumrine had been seen near the 3000 block of Sunset Lane in San Ysidro.A short time later, a Harbor Police detective in an unmarked vehicle spotted Crumrine in her vehicle, followed her and requested assistance from the San Diego Police Department.San Diego Police officers responded and attempted to stop the vehicle, but Crumrine, the sole occupant of the vehicle, failed to yield and led police officers on a slow speed pursuit through Southeast San Diego.San Diego Police units deployed spike strips, disabling the vehicle and bringing it to a stop in the 5600 block of Bonita Drive. After refusing to exit her vehicle and a short standoff, San Diego Police officers removed Crumrine from her vehicle. No injuries were reported.Harbor Police detectives arrested Crumrine for the charges connected to the outstanding felony warrant and additional charges of evading arrest, resisting and delaying officers, violation of probation, and possession of a controlled substance.Crumrine was wanted by Harbor Police for several theft cases along the San Diego Bay waterfront in March 2018 and is on probation after being arrested by Harbor Police for similar offenses dating back to August 2017.Additional charges are pending from the La Mesa Police Department. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

11 09 19

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, January 20, 2019:A jeep crashed into a snow bank on Richmond Street. Driver suffered a “medical issue,” but no injuries from the crash. Driver was transported by the Fire Department. DPW cleaned roadway. Vehicle was towed. (9:35am)A Marion Street resident reported a town plow truck struck and damaged her fence. Snow was pushed into the fence, causing the plastic to buckle. Homeowner will work with town to rectify issue, as fence may be too close to street. (11:33am)Police notified that a plow struck a large rock in front of a Woburn Street residence. Rock was creating a traffic hazard. DPW responded to push back off roadway. (1:47pm)A caller stated a plow took off the man hole cover on Main Street, near St. Dorothy’s. DPW notified. (2:44pm)Police noted the stop sign and and road signs at Route 62 and the 93 North Exit 40 ramp were flattened by a plow. (10:18pm)(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? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 23: Break-Ins on Ballardvale Street; Ride-On Lawn Mower vs. Parked Car; Erratic DriverIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for March 10: Jeep vs. Hydrant; Car vs. Pole; Homeowner vs. Plow Driver; Trash Barrels StolenIn “Police Log”last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgThe pre-Budget rally witnessed in stock markets in the last couple of days sustained itself on Friday, responding to Union Finance Ministery Arun Jaitley’s statement that his party’s defeat in the recent Delhi Assembly polls won’t slowdown economic reforms. The 30-scrip benchmark index – S&P BSE Sensex  – has risen about 860 points in four straight trading sessions starting from Tuesday, to end slightly above 29,000 on Friday. Analysts are expecting it to cross the 30,000-mark, either days before the Budget or around 28 February, the day it will be presented. The target for the 50-scrip Nifty is 9,200.On Thursday, Jaitley, while speaking in the presence of US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in New Delhi, had said, “The fact that four (state assembly) elections have been won and one has not been won is absolutely no ground for believing that there will be any slowdown on the path which we have undertaken.”Brokerages and investors are expecting Budget 2015 to contain proposals to increase capital spending and extend tax breaks for the manufacturing sector, which has continued to remain sluggish. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (R) shakes hands with India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before the fifth U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue in New Delhi February 12, 2015.ReutersInvestors should look at the government’s spending plans and in areas that would receive more funds, Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund Co-CIO Mahesh Patil said.He added that the government should increase its spending in a few areas, with special emphasis on infrastructure and was keen to know the government’s plans to incentivise the manufacturing sector.With the BJP winning only three seats of the 70 in Delhi, investors were worried if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would go for ‘populist measures’. However, Jaitley was quick to dispel any such apprehension.  Budget 2015Investors and analysts have seen the stock market gain momentum in the run up to the Budget. Expectations point to the markets hitting fresh records on hope of further reforms being initiated by the NDA government.They implore investors to continue to use every opportunity, particularly the volatilities to continue to stay invested, said EconomicTimes.The upcoming Budget is expected to be the harbinger of the government’s plan and direction for India over the next few years.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgRoad AccidentThree motorcyclists were killed after a motorbike crashed into a truck on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Duk Bangalow area of Mirsharai upazila of Chattogram on Saturday night, reports UNB.The deceased are Rakibul Islam, 18, son of Abdul Mannan of Borotakia area in the upazila, Md Rifat, 22, son of Mahbubul Haque of Chhagolnaiya upazila and Tarek Hossain, 21, son of Safiul Alam, of Khoiyachhara of Feni.The accident took place around 9:00pm when the speeding motorcycle crashed into the stationary truck, leaving two motorcyclists dead on the spot and one critically injured, UNB quotes Nurul Alam, sub-inspector of Mirsharai police station saying.The injured died on the way to hospital, UNB adds.last_img

2 09 19

first_img Share Megan Kamerick/KUNMKate Noble speaks to voters at a listening session at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. She ran for a seat on the Santa Fe Public Schools Board.Will the election of Donald Trump, who once boasted of grabbing women by the genitalia and has a history of sexist remarks, create a wave of female candidates at all levels of government in the coming years?Early signs from the groups that work with women considering a bid for office suggest a level of intense interest not seen in at least a quarter century.Kate Noble had never considered getting involved in politics until she woke up the day after Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.Noble worked for years in the economic development office of Santa Fe, N.M., and she believes a good workforce depends on well-educated citizens, so she decided to run for a local school board seat.Her political philosophy is distinctly un-Trumpian: “I want to be someone who can bring forward anybody’s and everybody’s good ideas. They don’t need to be my own.”The interest in running for office comes as women are still far from having anywhere close to proportionate representation at any level of government. In Congress, about 20 percent of lawmakers are women, while in statehouses, about 25 percent of lawmakers are women.In Noble’s case, she contacted the New Mexico branch of Emerge, a group that trains Democratic women to run for office. She ended up running unopposed and won.A Trump bumpIt turns out Noble wasn’t the only woman to wake up with the same idea after the election.“We saw an immediate uptick in interest in our work,” said Andrea Dew Steele, the president and founder of Emerge America. “And it has persisted through today. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”Applications for the group’s training sessions increased 87 percent after Election Day, Steele said.“Some of it is absolutely a reaction to President Trump and his policies,” said Jean Sinzdak, of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. “For others, it is Hillary Clinton’s loss,” because the fact that we don’t have a female president “sort of woke them up to the idea that maybe we haven’t made as much progress as we thought.”Sinzdak oversees the university’s nonpartisan New Jersey training program, Ready to Run, which also has affiliates nationwide. Ready to Run is experiencing its own Trump bump with more than 50 women signing up immediately after Election Day. This year’s program is already at capacity, which Sinzdak, who has been running the program for 12 years, says typically doesn’t happen until March. The program has been expanded to accommodate up to 50 extra people.Both Steele and Sinzdak say the interest they’re seeing from women who want to run for office reminds them of what they saw in the early 1990s following the Anita Hill hearings. Hill had accused then-Supreme Court nominee, now Justice, Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.After those hearings, Sinzdak said, “We did have an increase in the numbers of women running for office and we saw a big jump in the number of women who ran for and won election to Congress.”Local and state officesWhile Trump became president without ever running for another office, most people get their start in politics the way Noble is, by running for local office.“I don’t think people realize that a lot of the decisions that are made that affect their daily lives happen at the local and state levels,” said Ashley Sanderson, the executive director of Emerge New Mexico.But a surge in interest in running for office might not translate into women actually running for office, said Rachel Michelin, executive director of the nonpartisan training group California Women Lead, pointing to 2012 as a year that was supposed to be good for female candidates in California.“We had open seats. We just had redistricting in California. It was a presidential election. So we thought we would see this big surge of women getting elected,” she said. “What happened, though, was we just didn’t have enough women running.”That’s where groups like California Women Lead, Emerge America and Ready to Run come in to help guide women from signing up for a training program to actually running for office. Steele, of Emerge America, believes this latest burst of enthusiasm is different from past years and she’s confident that more women will actually run in 2018.“The biggest challenge for us is getting more women interested in running,” said Steele. “So the fact that women are self-nominating, are waking up and saying ‘I want to do this,’ is the biggest, most hopeful sign that I’ve seen definitely since the Anita Hill hearings.”As for Noble, she says she’s already learned a lot by running for office.“I have really liked listening to people, working on ideas, having people listening to me.” She says the school board campaign was a good test run for future campaigns. “I’m so energized.”Copyright 2017 KQED Public Media. To see more, visit KQED Public Media.last_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgLounge AND Bar at Eros Hotel, epitome of luxury and style, has been hosting their guests to extravagant evenings with the best of liquor and some lip smacking finger food. After having undergone rejuvenation recently, the interiors radiate an old world charm, with the paintings, furnishing and the stunning wine cabinet, from which patrons may select their choice of drink. Plonking in the glorious chairs, lay your head back to the jazz in the background and savour the brilliant single malt or wine, as per your wish. Those fond of smoking may be pleased to behold the cigar cabinet, stuffed with luxury brand of cigars maintained under temperature. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLounge AND Bar has recently come up with some mouth watering additions to their menu. Speaking of the menu, one must be taken aback by the detailed information it provides to guests about the drinks, food, the history of the place and even the glassware! Their welcome drink, Orange Mimosa – a combination of sparkling wine, cointreau and orange juice – is very refreshing and light; and a few sips would help you to loosen up for a leisurely evening. The following drink one must try is the Rosemary Smoked Szechwan Martini, a vodka based cocktail, for it tastes yum, smells yum, and you couldn’t help but ask for more! For those in love with peanut butter, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cocktail consisting of white rum and strawberry jam will definitely make you say ‘Mmm…’ Another outstanding drink for patrons is Happily Ever After, and it lives up to its name as it comes in a champagne glass adorned with grapes on top. For those not fond of cocktails, the same drinks are available in non-alcoholic forms. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTo make sure you do not get drunk with all the tempting and sparkling drinks you have been having, munch onto some bite sized snacks. Currently, they are running a food festival Tapas & Wine, wherein one can experience both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Spanish flavours sitting right in the middle of Delhi. Tapas, which originated in Spain has evolved to be a sophisticated cuisine; one can order many different tapas and combine them to form a complete meal. A stand out from the evening starters is the Mushroom Garlic Parsley; the supple and meaty mushrooms enhanced by parsley and garlic gives one an European experience immediately upon taking a mouthful. Salmon lovers will definitely be fond of the Smoked salmon crostini, with some wine. Their Non-veg Mezze platter, a Mediterranean dish, not only looks stunning, but has a plethora of flavours packed into that one large plateful of salad, meat, pita bread and two mouth-watering dips! It comes in a vegetarian variety as well.The Empanandas at the Lounge AND Bar, would at once remind you of ‘gujiya’ for its appearance, but this one’s a delicious savoury snack accompanied with a summer salad.Golden Fried Kalamari with Wasabi Mayo, is a lip smacking squid snack that’ll make you go gaga over the crisps which taste extremely refreshing with the wasabi dip. The Lamb ball albondigas are a winning score for red-meat lovers, as the flavourful meat well soaked in gravy break away in your mouth releasing oodles of tastes.Gambas Pil Pil, a Spanish prawn snack, is actually a popular tapas of prawns served in a hot sizzling sauce of garlic, chilli and olive oil. Needless to say, it tastes as good as it looks. The fest is on till the very end of September, so if you have plans of enjoying an undisturbed sophisticated evening with your friends over a few drinks and snacks, this is the place to be.last_img read more