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Man listed in critical condition after ATV crash

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Local News Twitter Facebook A 34-year-old man was still in critical condition Tuesday after an ATV crash Monday night in north Odessa, a Medical Center Hospital official said over the phone. The Odessa Police Department responded to the crash at 5:46 p.m. Monday in the 9300 block of Evans Boulevard. Daniel Valenzuela was traveling south on a Polaris Razor ATV with a 6-year-old female passenger, an OPD release stated. Valenzuela reportedly failed to control speed and lost control before striking the curb. Valenzuela was transported to MCH with life-threatening injuries. Valenzuela wasn’t wearing a helmet, the release stated. The 6-year-old girl was wearing a helmet and was not transported to the hospital. The investigation continues. Man listed in critical condition after ATV crashcenter_img TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College vs. Otero Junior CollegeNext articleRed Sox sign utilityman Marwin González to 1-year deal Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

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Bacho’s homer lifts Crabs past Kings

first_imgDawson Bacho hit a 2-run home run to put the Humboldt Crabs ahead for good in what was a 5-4 win over the visiting West Coast Kings, Friday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Bacho gave the Crabs the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bacho did his best Kyle Knell impression from Wednesday’s win over the Redding Ringtails and sent a home run over the left field wall and onto the 101 — which at this point should have some sort of signage warning drivers of a Crabs lineup prone to …last_img read more

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Mambazo’s golden anniversary

first_imgLadysmith Black Mambazo have carvedout a glittering international career over the half century of their existence. (Image: Heads Up International)The Oscar-nominated short documentaryOn Tip Toe explores the group’s roots, and includes a testimonial from Paul Simonas well as live performance footage.(Image: Amazon.com)   MEDIA CONTACTS • Simon Manda+27 72 178 6426 or +27 31 811 7575 RELATED ARTICLES • Mambazo win their third Grammy • Gospel Choir shine at the Oscars • The White Zulu on stage in SA • Hot SA musicians head to Cannes• SA university choir best in worldJanine ErasmusSouth Africa’s beloved Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM), the Grammy-winning isicathamiya group, have embarked on a countrywide tour to celebrate their 50 years together.  Isicathamiya (from the Zulu word meaning “to walk softly”) is a style of singing that focuses on deft harmonising. Isicathamiya choral competitions are popular in South Africa.The Back to eKasi (slang, meaning “home”, from the Afrikaans word lokasie, meaning “township”) tour sees the globe-trotting group going back to their roots and taking their unique a cappella sound to townships around South Africa between 16 and 24 September 2010.Fans in Bloemfontein, Thokoza in Ekurhuleni municipality, Rustenburg North, Atteridgeville, Ermelo, Bela-Bela and KwaMashu near Durban are in for a treat, with performances from LBM and two local curtain-raisers at each venue.All seven concerts during the nine-day tour are free.Cultural cooperationThe eKasi tour also celebrates the youthful LBM founder Joseph Shabalala’s 70th birthday on 28 August, as well as a decade of South African-Norwegian cultural collaboration through the funding organisation Mmino, which works exclusively with music projects.Because of this milestone, Norwegian singer Kristin Asbjørnsen will also take the stage with the distinguished vocalists.Tor Christian Hildan, Norwegian ambassador to South Africa, said that music was the core of the two countries’ cultural cooperation.“We share common values and see the importance of music in cross-cultural communication as a powerful tool to address demanding social, economic and political issues,” said Hildan.“In this spirit I congratulate Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, and Mmino – and I am proud to introduce our own Kristin Asbjørnsen to South African audiences through this unique township tour.”A singer and composer, Asbjørnsen works with the musical ensembles Dadafon and Krøyt, and is also a member of the experimental vocal quartet Kvitretten.The tour is supported by, among others, Gallo, LBM’s South African record company, and the National Arts Council (NAC), based in Newtown, Johannesburg.“We congratulate uBaba [a term of respect] Shabalala on his 70th birthday, Ladysmith Black Mambazo on its 50th, and Mmino, our own child, on its 10th,” said NAC CEO Annabell Lebethe.“We are very happy to be part of this very special tour that brings Mambazo back to the townships to share their beautiful sounds with the people who helped shape our arts heritage.”Breaking down musical boundariesThe triple Grammy winners – in 1987, 2004 and 2009 – have performed and collaborated with the world’s best, including Paul Simon, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, gospel veteran Mavis Staples, and many more.It was Simon who, in the mid-1980s at the height of the international cultural boycott of South Africa, defied the ban to work with a group from that country, and the result was the iconic Graceland album, which rocketed LBM to international stardom.In 2006 they worked with pop sensation Josh Groban on his album Awake, appearing in two songs, Lullaby and the classic South African protest song Weeping. They also performed live with Groban in the US on the Awake tour.Family tiesJoseph Shabalala, then a factory worker, founded the group in 1960, basing its style on gospel music and traditional African harmonies. He had just converted to Christianity, an event that played a big role in LBM’s musical direction, but he has always emphasised that their message is not meant for any one religious group.LBM is very much a family affair, with the original line-up comprising members of the Shabalala and Mazibuko families. Today there are five Shabalalas and two Mazibukos in the group, with a Dlamini and Mthembu as well.In the five decades since, LBM have gone on to achieve international fame and acclaim. While their 13 Grammy nominations have yielded three wins, there has also been a host of other nominations, including Emmys, South African Music Awards, and an Academy Award nod in 2001 for the short documentary titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom.As individuals and as a group, LBM have been consummate international ambassadors for South African culture, but their global popularity and success has meant that fans at home often miss out on performances. This makes the eKasi tour all the more special.“I think it is going to bring lots of memories because we have not been in these places in some time … we perform in their cities, but not in townships,” said group member Albert Mazibuko. “It is wonderful and we are so looking forward to it,”Back to eKasi tour itinerary:Thursday 16 – Bloemfontein, Paradise HallFriday 17 – Ekurhuleni, Thokoza AuditoriumSaturday 18 – Atteridgeville, Saulsville ArenaSunday 19 – Rustenburg North, Ben Marais HallMonday 20 – Ermelo Community HallTuesday 21 – Bela-Bela, Sunfa StadiumThursday 23 – KwaMashu, eKhaya Muli Arts Centre On Tip Toe is the Oscar-nominated documentary tribute to LBM. (Image: Docurama Films) Read more: /index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=964:ladysmith-black-mambazo-110209&catid=43:culture_news&Itemid=112#ixzz0zlcUNSEIlast_img read more

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Somdev Devvarman enters men’s singles quarter-finals

first_imgIndia’s top seed Somdev Devvarman breezed into the men’s singles quarterfinals with a thumping 6-0 6-1 win over unseeded Sri Lankan Amresh Jayawickreme in the second round of the tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.It was not more than a stroll in the park for Somdev as he mowed down the unranked Jayawickreme in just 41 minutes.Somdev DevvarmanThe Lankan hardly posed a challenge to Somdev and surrendered without any fight. He lost points even when he was in advantageous position in few of the games.He was up 40-0 in the first game but could not pocket it, committing far too many unforced errors, to hand Somdev a break.The India wrapped up the opening set in just 20 minutes.The Sri Lankan, however, managed to hold on to his serve in the first game of the second set to prevent a whitewash.–with PTI inputslast_img read more

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Gov’t Pursuing Gender Equity for Inclusive Growth – PM

first_img Mr. Holness was delivering the main address at the Henlin Gibson Henlin’s inaugural ‘Women in Law Jamaica’ conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday (March 8) under the theme ‘Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Law – Be Inspired’. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is pursuing gender equity as a condition for inclusive socio-economic growth and development.As such, he said that many of the policy initiatives coming out of the 2019/20 Budget presentation will have significant impact for women, particularly those in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector.Mr. Holness was delivering the main address at the Henlin Gibson Henlin’s inaugural ‘Women in Law Jamaica’ conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday (March 8) under the theme ‘Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Law – Be Inspired’.The Prime Minister said that gender equality “is not just a fashionable catchphrase but something that is important in tackling poverty… and ensuring the inclusive development of the society”.This, he noted, as most households in Jamaica are headed by single females.Mr. Holness said that gender equity policy must also address violence against women in the home and society.He pointed out that the Sexual Harassment Act, which is to be tabled in Parliament, is designed to address unwanted sexual advances that women face in the professional environment.He noted that even as the Government seeks to address these violations through the legal framework, the family has an important role to play.“It is important that mothers, fathers and older siblings mainstream, when dealing with young men, that they must respect women, the inviolability of the person, because touching in our society is seen as accepted and normal,” the Prime Minister argued.He noted that “once the legal framework is in place, you will find that many young men (may) find themselves in conflict with the court and the law, because of their socialisation”.Head of Henlin Gibson Henlin, M. Georgia Gibson Henlin, chronicled the significant strides made by women in the legal profession.She noted that many qualified female lawyers could not practise law because the male-dominated firms would not hire them.“It was a long and challenging journey. Although women joined the legal profession in 1948, not much advancement was made before or immediately after Independence nor in the 20th century, as attitudes did not keep pace with legislation, Ms. Gibson Henlin said.She noted that even today, it is still not unusual to hear that law is a traditionally male-dominated profession, noting that the island’s first female Chief Justice, Prime Minister and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) “have all only happened within the last 15 years”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is pursuing gender equity as a condition for inclusive socio-economic growth and development. Story Highlights As such, he said that many of the policy initiatives coming out of the 2019/20 Budget presentation will have significant impact for women, particularly those in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector.last_img read more

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Cleveland Indians to face 9 billion lawsuit trademark challenge

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Cleveland Indians professional baseball team could soon face a $9 billion lawsuit for 100 years of “dispossession and racism,” says the head of a Native American organization in the city.Robert Roche, a Chiricahua Apache who is part of the People Not Mascots organization, says the lawsuit will be launched in U.S. federal court next month.“It is disparaging, it’s racism,” said Roche, 67, about the Cleveland team’s name and logo of Chief Wahoo.The planned lawsuit comes as the Washington Redskins football team fights a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to strip the NFL franchise of its trademark on the grounds it is a “racial slur.”The Cleveland Indians could also be facing a trademark challenge on the same grounds. The legal action is also expected to move on two fronts.One front will argue that Native Americans are “hindered from using the public accommodations of the stadium” because of the team’s racist name, said James Patrick Meissner, one of the lawyers involved in the case.“You wouldn’t allow stadiums to put up Nazi paraphernalia and say Jews shouldn’t take offense,” said Meissner.Meissner said they will also be suing for libel and slander.“The Native Americans feel that the appropriate damages from this team that has made money off it would be $9 billion,” he said.Roche said that should they win, the money would go toward the many underfunded services for Native Americans in Cleveland and the rest of Ohio.“Health issues, employment training for job skills, for furthering education,” said Roche. “We have the highest drop-out rate in Cleveland and type 2 diabetes is epidemic.”Roche said times are changing and the general public is now more aware of the racism faced by Indigenous people in the U.S.“The public is more aware of racism and the inhumanity of it,” said Roche, in an interview Wednesday with APTN National News. “Before, people weren’t willing to look at it.”The Cleveland Plain Dealer also recently called for the name to be changed in an editorial.“It’s time to acknowledge once and for all that the caricature represents a racially insensitive stereotype of Native Americans,” wrote the newspaper in its February 28 editorial.Roche said the Cleveland Indian’s current stadium, which was completed in 1994, is also built on a burial ground.This is not the first time the Cleveland Indians faced a lawsuit of this kind. Meissner was involved in another case dating back to 1971 that involved famed American Indian Movement leader Russell Means and nine other people.The case resulted in an undisclosed settlement, but the team kept on using its name and logo.The Cleveland Indians name dates back to 1915 and there is some dispute as to its origins.The team claims the name was chosen in honour of Louis Sockalexis who played in 94 major league games for the Cleveland Spiders. He was signed in 1897, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. A member of the Penobscot Indian Tribe in Maine, Sockalexis faced racial taunts during his appearances on the field.Team historians, however, say the name had little to do with honouring Sockalexis, but was the result of a contest held by the Plain Dealer.A spokesperson said the Cleveland baseball team would not be commenting on the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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BAHAMAS Timothy Smith 24 Named Top Rookie Producer at Better Homes and

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 15, 2018 – Nassau – Timothy Smith, 24, in his first year in real estate earned honours as rookie sales associate of the year at Better Homes and Gardens MCR Group, one of The Bahamas’ leading real estate firms with offices or representatives in Nassau and on several Family Islands.Smith did it, he said, by putting in days that began before sunrise starting with e-mails and researching the market and lasted long into the night attending functions and making connections.   Smith credits much of his success to the mentorship of one of the most successful brokers in Bahamian real estate, Mario Carey, president and founder of Better Homes and Garden MCR Group Real Estate.“Mario took me under his wing.  He has been great,” said Smith.   “He really wants to see your career grow and he shares the stuff he did as an up and coming young realtor.   He also shows you how to get out of your comfort zone when you need to if you want to be successful.”Smith had another advantage. He grew up in a family of real estate developers and was on site to witness the buildings go up and deals closed.“In an age when everyone relies more and more on doing business online, Tim has an advantage in being able to work social media and get those likes translated into sales.   He doesn’t slumber on his laurels but gets out there and networks the old-fashioned way, letting people know he is in real estate and if they ever have a need, he’d be very pleased to assist them,” said Carey.  “It works.”Carey described Smith as a disciplined and dedicated, fast learner.“It has been a pleasure to see Tim grow and develop an amazing amount of understanding of the market along with self-confidence this past year.   Tim is a very likeable person which works in his favour with clients as well as within the office.   Everyone likes him and likes being around him.”“It’s all about hard work and the willingness to do it,” notes Smith.   “Real estate isn’t easy.  There are more than 700 agents and brokers.   A major key is differentiating yourself from the others and determining how the service you provide is different.   There is only so much property and there are serious shortages in key areas like housing for millennials.”Smith believes the importance of millennials as investors and in national development is under-rated.   He is the same young entrepreneur who was widely quoted from a non-partisan stance saying he believed millennials, many of whom were voting for the first time, made the difference in the May election in The Bahamas and he hoped younger people would be appointed to boards and recognized as significant contributors to national development.“The greatest shortage we have in housing right now is for people like me, those between 24 or 25 and up to 34 who are working hard whether in a trade or a profession and do not want to rent.   They want to own and until they can afford to do that many continue to live at home,” said the winning young agent.   “It is an under-tapped market with incredible potential for developers to create offerings, at a starter range with amenities and activities in a community, designed for millennials.   It would also help to stop the brain drain because one of the reasons Bahamians say they don’t come home after college is they cannot afford the housing and they would have to move back in with family.”Which is exactly what Smith is doing while he – young and successful in two fields – continues to live out his dream of conducting business.3Release: DPA Newslast_img read more

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Unai Emery is keen on using youngsters vs Tottenham

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery, revealed that he won’t hesitate to grant some minutes to the younger players on his squad vs Tottenham.Maybe some of us didn’t have enough with the very first North London Derby of the season, we are going to get another one in the Carabao Cup but manager Unai Emery revealed that he may not use his top players against Tottenham on Wednesday.The upcoming second North London Derby of the season will grant us a very different light compared to what we got a few weeks ago, mostly because Arsenal is thinking more on staying alive in the Premier League rather than winning the Carabao Cup.Just this Tuesday he offered a press conference in which he discussed why he is considering on using more youngsters for this match, which is set to be played at the Emirates Stadium.“Our first idea is that we play with the best players that we can use in this derby,” Emery told a news conference on Tuesday via Four Four Two.“The opposition is very big and it’s demanding a big performance from us tomorrow. We can use some young players because we think with a big performance, they can help us win.”“Sunday for us is a big reality check in our way. We need to improve and also we need to continue doing our way in our process.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“It’s not a good result but this reality gives us more motivation to continue to work hard, finding a new thing to work on each day, and also it makes us demand a lot from ourselves in the way we work on this way.”“We need to improve by not conceding as many chances to the opposition,” he added.“A clean sheet is very important in each match. Tomorrow is the next. A scoring moment is very important and we are second for that in the Premier League. But we need to do better in our balance defensively, and our hard work now is this,” he concluded.💬 “I think showing emotion is very important. I think football is emotion. And in a derby, maybe this emotion is greater.”👇 @UnaiEmery_ looks ahead to tomorrow’s #CarabaoCup tie— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 18, 2018last_img read more

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Suspect arrested in connection to fatal National City shooting

first_imgSuspect arrested in connection to fatal National City shooting Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities announced an arrest Friday in connection with a fatal South Bay shooting.Robert Alan Garduno, 27, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old man in a neighborhood in the northern reaches of National City, according to police.Patrol officers responding to reports of a shooting and a person down in the 800 block of Eta Street found the mortally wounded victim, Lt. Greg Seward said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.Witnesses told police the shooter fled to the south in a vehicle that possibly was being driven by an accomplice.Homicide investigators believe the slaying may have stemmed from adispute at a market in the 1700 block of South 43rd Street in the Shelltownarea of San Diego, a few blocks north of where the victim was found, Sewardsaid.A second suspect in the case is in jail on unrelated charges and asyet has not been charged in connection with the fatal shooting.Garduno was being held in San Diego Central Jail without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018last_img read more

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