French Open: Andy Murray blames mid-match dip for gruelling defeat by Stan Wawrinka

first_imgAndy Murray blamed a mid-match lapse for a 6-7(6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1 defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open semi-finals on Friday — his eighth defeat in nine matches against top-five ranked players in grand slams.The British world number one lost seven games in a row from leading 3-2 in the second set, having snatched the opener in a tense tiebreak, and though he recovered to move two sets to one ahead, Wawrinka roared back to claim victory.His only win against one of his biggest rivals at a slam since beating Novak Djokovic in the 2013 Wimbledon final came in Paris last year when he edged out Wawrinka in the semis.To Murray’s credit he was subjected to a more than four-hour barrage by third seed Wawrinka who threw the kitchen sink at his fellow three-times grand slam champion, and only in the fifth set when his legs began to buckle did he crumble.”I lost my way a little bit in that period,” Murray said of the seven-game run that gave Wawrinka renewed vigour.”Over four hours, four-and-a-half hours, there are going to be periods in the match where you’re not hitting the ball as well and your opponent is going to be playing well.”And you need to try and ride out the storm a little bit. I didn’t do that, that period of the match, for whatever reason.”Murray endured a disappointing claycourt season leading into Roland Garros — suffering early defeats in Madrid and Rome — but rediscovered his verve in Paris where his run included victories over Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori.advertisementWawrinka proved a far more dangerous beast though, striking 87 winners as he twice battled back from a one-set deficit to avenge his defeat by Murray a year ago.Murray said he will move on to the grasscourt season in good heart, despite missing out on a 12th grand slam final.”I’m proud of the tournament I had. I did well considering. I was one tiebreak away from getting to the final when I came in really struggling. So I have to be proud of that,” he said.”Maybe the lack of matches hurt me a little bit in the end today. That was a very high intensity match. A lot of long points. When you haven’t been playing loads, over four, four-and-a-half hours, that can catch up a little bit.”Murray got within four points of victory in the fourth set but a misjudged dropshot helped Wawrinka grab the tiebreak and at the same time break Murray’s resistance.”Physically I didn’t feel my best at the end. It is more like I didn’t have enough weight on my shot at the end of thematch to put him under any real pressure,” Murray, who covered 4.5km in heart-pumping sprints throughout the encounter, said.He will now focus on trying to defend his Wimbledon title and the number one ranking in the second part of the season.”I do feel like having an event like this can give me a boost, and hopefully have a strong grasscourt season and try to understand what worked well this event and what worked well in the sort of 10 days in the build-up,” he explained.”Hopefully I finish the year strong.”last_img read more

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Markarian Greece’s New Soccer Coach

first_imgATHENS — Sergio Markarian of Uruguay has been named Greece’s new national team coach, after the country made a disastrous start to its European Championship qualification campaign.The Greek Football Association said the 70-year-old Markarian was approved for the position Feb. 12, formally replacing Italian coach Claudio Ranieri who was suspended after Greece lost 1-0 at home to the Faeroe Islands last November.Markarian, who has also coached the national teams of Peru and Paraguay, is well known to Greek fans, having spent six years at the helm of clubs Panathinaikos, Ionikos and Iraklis.Greece, which reached the second round of the World Cup in Brazil, is currently bottom of Group F in Euro qualifying with a point from four matches and travels to Hungary on March 29.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Woman testifies in rape suit against NBA star Derrick Rose

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends of gang-rape testified Thursday in the trial of her $21.5 million lawsuit against the New York Knicks player, who appeared in court for the first time.When Rose entered the courtroom, the woman paused and became emotional while being questioned by her attorney about the events on a night in August 2013.The woman said she went to Rose’s rented Beverly Hills mansion for drinks, got very drunk, felt like she had been drugged, and does not remember much about the mansion or the evening.She said she drank before going to the mansion then had 3½ shots of tequila when she got there and felt different.“I just felt I was less in control, more goofy,” she said.The witness said she had previously had tequila with Rose and felt like it gave her strength.“This was the opposite,” she said.She testified that when she got home to her apartment she vomited and passed out on her bed. Her lawsuit claims the three men came to her apartment and raped her.During a break in testimony, a lawyer for the two friends objected to the woman’s amount of crying and asked the judge to order her to not cry.The judge said he was unaware of courts that have ordered witnesses to not to cry.“I’m not going to order the witness not to cry any more than I’m going to order her not to breathe,” said U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald.The Associated Press is not naming the woman because it generally does identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault.No criminal charges have been filed against Rose or the other men but Los Angeles police continue to investigate.Rose, 28, didn’t appear in court during jury selection earlier in the week or when attorneys made opening statements Wednesday to the panel of six women and two men.During opening statements, the woman wept quietly as her lawyer provided jurors with lurid descriptions. Rose’s defense fired back by portraying the encounter as something from a porn film, not a horror movie.“The plaintiff will tell you all three men were in the bedroom at the same time,” said her attorney, Waukeen McCoy. “Each of them took turns raping her, they don’t even know who went first.”In sharp contrast to McCoy’s statement, defense lawyers doubled down on their assertions that the accuser willingly had sex with the trio at Rose’s mansion in Beverly Hills.They said the woman gave lap dances earlier under a sky full of stars by the side of Rose’s pool overlooking city lights, performed oral sex on Rose and had sex with his two friends before inviting them back to her apartment.“There was no gang rape,” attorney Mike Monico said. “There was no rape at all.”McCoy said the story about her having sex earlier in the night was falsely concocted to try to show she was insatiable and wanted to have sex with the men later that night.Jurors will have to rely primarily on her word against that of Rose and the other two men, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton. There is no physical evidence because the woman was not examined by a doctor afterward and did not report the alleged rape to police for two years — after filing the suit.McCoy said the woman was too embarrassed to initially report the incident.After sex, Rose took his condom, put it back in the wrapper and took it with him “like he was never there,” McCoy said.NBA players are instructed to flush their condoms down the toilet or take them so women can’t use the sperm to impregnate themselves, Rose’s lawyer said.Rose was traded to the New York Knicks this season after spending his previous seven years in his native Chicago with the Bulls. He’s in the final year of a five-year deal that will pay him $21.3 million.The defense will focus on the many text messages the woman exchanged with Rose, whom she dated on and off for nearly two years. The lawyers said the messages showed she was lucid and not intoxicated after returning home from Rose’s mansion. They denied she was ever drugged.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Michael Holding slams ‘atrocious’ umpiring after West Indies lose to Australia

first_imgCricket legend Michael Holding has slammed the match officials for their “atrocious” umpiring during the World Cup clash between Australia and West Indies.On Thursday, several umpiring howlers were made as West Indies lost by 15 runs at Trent Bridge.Both on-field umpires, Chris Gaffaney and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, ended up getting two decisions overturned per head, with the New Zealand official also failing to notice a very obvious no-ball call, the ball before Mitchell Starc got Chris Gayle out.The big-hitting West Indies opener was in fact, given out three times and reviewed all three decisions, the first two clearly finding Gaffaney in the wrong.The first review was taken for a caught-behind decision, where replays showed the ball scraping past the off-stump and missing the bat enroute to Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey’s gloves.The next came a full-toss that smashed into Gayle’s heel, with the impact clearly outside leg-stump which was initially given out but was later over-turned.In the next over, the lbw call against Gayle stayed with the ball shown clipping the leg-stump. However, a replay of the previous delivery showed Starc’s front-foot had landed quite a few inches outside the popping crease, and meant that the 35-year-old had got out to a potential free-hit delivery.Holding, while commentating, criticised the umpires after captain Jason Holder successfully reviewed an LBW decision when he was initially given out — incorrectly — for the second time.Umpires intimidated by Australia’s appealing: HoldingAccording to Holding, both the on-field umpires caved under pressure.advertisement”I am sorry but the umpiring in this game has been atrocious,” news.com.au quoted Holding as saying in commentary during the TV broadcast.”For one, even when I was playing and they were not as strict as they are now, you were allowed one appeal. You don’t appeal two, three, four times to the umpire. That is the first thing.”They are being intimidated (by Australia’s appealing), that means they are weak. This has been an atrocious bit of umpiring by both,” he added.Umpiring was frustrating: Carlos BrathwaiteWest Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite also vented his anger against the umpires.”I don’t know if I’ll be fined for saying it, but I just think that the umpiring was a bit frustrating,” Brathwaite told reporters after the match.”Even when we were bowling we thought a few balls close to head height were called wides.”Obviously three decisions … as far as I can remember being dodgy. It was frustrating. It sent ripples through the dressing room,” he added.He also said that it was just frustrating for the team to see so many decisions going against them.”To lose Chris in a chase of 280 — he could probably get 180 of them himself,” he said.”Whatever is to be done will be done, whatever is to be seen will be seen but as players we just need to get on with it. Obviously we were frustrated,” he added.He also cast doubt over how the Decision Review System (DRS) affected his team not just on Thursday, but in the past as well.”Every time we get hit on our pad the finger goes up, when we hit the opposition on their pad the finger stays down,” Brathwaite said.”So we have to use our reviews and it’s always missing and then we have to use our reviews when we’re batting as well and it’s always clipping.”I’m not a technology person, I can’t say why that happens, I can just say what I have seen happen over the past few years,” he added.Chasing 289 for victory, Shai Hope, who came to bat at the number three spot, scored an impressive 68 and skipper Holder threatened to win the game off his own bat before he got out after scoring 51.Starc was the pick of the Australian bowlers and bowled brilliantly at the death, picking up key wickets to finish with figures of 5/46 as the Caribbean team finished their stipulated quota of 50 overs at 9/273.Also Read | Didn’t think I would get that much: Nathan Coulter-Nile on match-winning 92 vs West IndiesAlso Read | Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeatAlso See:last_img read more

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AFC Cup: West Zone final & Inter Zonal semi preview

first_imgAFC Cup AFC Cup 2017 Preview: West Zone final & Inter Zonal semifinal 2nd legs Ashwin Muralidharan Last updated 2 years ago 00:38 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bengaluru FC AFC Cup 3-0 Bengalurur FC AFC Cup Ceres v Istiqlol Al Wahda v Al Quwa Al Jawiya April 25 v Bengaluru April 25 Al Wahda Bengaluru Istiqlol Ceres Al Quwa Al Jawiya The continent’s secondary club competition is nearing its business end as we inch ever closer to determining the finalists…. AFC Cup action is all set to return this week in the form of the West Zone final and the Inter Zonal semifinal second legs as the competing teams look to take one step closer to continental glory. Which teams will take that all important step forward? What is in store for us in the AFC Cup this week? Let’s find out: \WEST ZONE Final 1st Leg:AL WAHDA (SYR) v AIR FORCE CLUB (IRQ)Air Force Club vs Al Wahda Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Syria’s Al Wahda are all set to host defending champions Air Force Club of Iraq in the first leg of the West Zone final on Tuesday. There will be a lot on the line, considering that the winners of the tie will progress to the Grand Final of the AFC Cup where the winners of the Inter-Zonal playoffs will await them. Syria’s Al Wahda are a strong team at home and will be looking to ensure that they get a good result in the first leg against Air Force Club. In the zonal semi final, Al Wahda trounced Jordan’s Al Wehdat 4-0 at home in the first leg as they won the tie 4-1 on aggregate. The Syrian team will want a repeat of such a result against Air Force Club. But the defending champions will not be pushovers. They started the tournament on a slow note but are gathering momentum at the right time as they look to defend their trophy. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at home against Al Zawra’a in the zonal semi final, Air Force Club showed tremendous determination to win the second leg 1-0 and progress to this game. As such, they will be fancying their chances of reaching the summit clash again. It promises to be an exciting game. Venue: Saida Municipal Stadium, SaidaKick-off: September 12, 18:00 UTC+5:30Inter Zonal Semifinals 2nd Leg:CERES NEGROS FC (PHI) v FC ISTIKLOL (TJK)FC Istiklol vs CeresPhilippine’s Ceres Negros have an extremely tough task on their hands as they welcome Tajikistan’s FC Istiklol for the second leg of their AFC Cup Inter Zonal semifinal. Having lost the first leg by a huge margin of 4-0, their hopes of reaching the next stage have all but evaporated. Ceres, the ASEAN Zone champions, were given a rude shock by Istiklol in the first leg and the 2015 finalists romped home to a win that all but secures their place in the Inter Zonal final. Ceres Negros will have to engineer a miraculous effort to keep themselves alive in the competition and put five goals past Istiklol which seems to be an impossible task. Istiklol are unbeaten so far in the tournament and the Tajik outfit is looking sharp, as seen in the first leg. All they have to do on Tuesday is to hold on to their four-goal cushion and they can start by keeping Ceres’ Bienvenido Maranon quiet. All said and done, this seems to a tie that is done and dusted already. Venue: Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium, Bacolod CityKick-off: September 12, 17:00 UTC+5:304.25 SC (PRK) v BENGALURU FC (IND)bengaluru fcIndia’s Bengaluru FC will be very confident going into their AFC Cup Inter Zonal semifinal second leg against 4.25 SC of North Korea on Wednesday despite playing their first ever game in North Korea. The 2016 finalists made full use of wet and rainy conditions in Bengaluru during the first leg to triumph 3-0 and ensure they go into this tie on the front foot. On paper, this tie looks to be over already but one can never rule out surprises especially in alien conditions. Bengaluru, strengthened by the signings of Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado, will be eyeing a sedate game and comfortable passage to the Inter Zonal final. 4.25 SC, on the other hand, have no option but to fly out in attack and overturn a huge scoreline. The first step on that path will be the reinstatement of Kim Yu-song in the starting lineup after the AFC Cup top scorer was benched initially in the first leg. We are set for an intriguing tie in Pyongyang. Venue: May Day Stadium, PyongyangKick-off: September 13, 13:30 UTC+5:30last_img read more

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James Franklin Surprised A Penn State Walk-On With A Scholarship Today

first_imgPenn State walk-on Kyle Vasey is presented with a scholarship.One of the most underrated traditions in college football is coaches surprising walk-ons with scholarships. It never gets old.The ways coaches use to announce the surprise are getting more creative each year. The videos of walk-on athletes learning they’ve been put on scholarship are priceless.Penn State head coach James Franklin gave some good news to one of his walk-ons today, long snapper Kyle Vasey.At the end of a team workout, Franklin gathered his players together and informed them that Vasey was being put on scholarship.The heartfelt reaction can be seen below.That moment when 4 years of hard work pays off…! ?⚪️Congrats, @kfv1996!!!#WeAre pic.twitter.com/CKmxF0qygL— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) June 12, 2018Vasey is a rising senior from Lackawaxen, Pa. An Academic All-Big Ten selection, Vasey started all 13 games last season as a long snapper.When he takes the field this fall, he’ll do so as a scholarship athlete.Congrats Kyle!last_img read more

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In the news today Nov 8

first_imgFive stories in the news for Thursday, Nov. 8———EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO HONOUR INDIGENOUS VETERANSAcross the country today, people are gathering for the 25th National Aboriginal Veterans Day. It was started in 1993 in Winnipeg when organizer and Indigenous veteran Randi Gage says they faced racism and resistance. She says it’s important people understand that thousands of Indigenous people fought in the two world wars but, when they returned home, they were not treated like their non-Indigenous comrades.———POLL FINDS BUMP IN REMEMBRANCE DAY INTERESTA new survey suggests Canadians of all generations are more likely to honour military veterans by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony this year. A poll commissioned by Historica Canada found a 10-per-cent spike in the number of respondents who planned to take part in a ceremony in 2018 compared to 2017. The online poll, conducted by Ipsos, found plans were relatively consistent across demographics — but millennial respondents expressed the most consistent enthusiasm for attending Remembrance Day events.———CANADA NOT FACING ASYLUM-SEEKER CRISIS: UNHCRNeither Canada nor the U.S. is experiencing a crisis in asylum claims, says the United Nations’ assistant high commissioner for refugees. Volker Turk, an Austrian in charge of refugee protection for the UN, was in Ottawa this week to meet with Canadian border officials. He said in an interview that Canada’s recent spike in irregular migrants is nothing compared to the millions of refugees who pour every year into much poorer countries. Likewise, the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico toward the U.S. is small compared to the vast migrations borne in recent years by countries like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, which have taken in more than five million Syrian refugees.———CIBC AMONG TOP 25 PHISHING EMAIL TARGETSAn email security firm says the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is one of the most commonly targeted brands used by cyberthieves in phishing attacks across North America, with a more than 600 per cent surge in fake email attempts in the third quarter. Vade Secure’s analysis shows that CIBC was the lone Canadian company among the top 25 brands used by cybercriminals attempting to trick people into handing over their credentials and access their confidential information.———FACEBOOK CHOOSES CANADA FOR DATING FEATURE LAUNCHCanada will be the first North American country to experience the launch of Facebook Inc.’s new dating feature when it rolls out today. The U.S.-based tech giant says the new feature that was previously piloted in Colombia will aim to make its social media platform’s users more than just friends. Facebook Dating operates with users creating profiles that are separate from their Facebook ones and kept out of sight of friends.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Border Security Minister Bill Blair and MP Peter Schiefke will make a funding announcement in Ottawa on combatting gun and gang violence.— B.C. Premier John Horgan and Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson will be in Burnaby today to debate proportional representation.— Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir are scheduled this morning to announce details of proposed legislation that would help vulnerable people.— Bombardier Inc. will release its third-quarter results and hold a conference call with analysts.— Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is expected to release its preliminary housing start data for October.last_img read more

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Two minutes with the candidates – Trevor Bolin

first_imgThe 2018 Municipal Election will be held in Fort St. John on October 20 with advance voting opportunities on October 10 and 17.  Get out and vote and help pick the next Fort St. John City Council.There are 12 candidates running for six seats on Council.  Over the next two weeks, we will share more about each candidate on Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca.  We gave each candidate two minutes to tell us why you should vote for them.  We will post a video daily in alphabetical order by last name.Our first candidate is current Councillor Trevor Bolin who is running for re-election. Here is a list of all the candidates running in 2018.Trevor Bolin (incumbent)Bruce Christensen (incumbent)Larry Evans (incumbent)Chuck FowlerBecky GrimsrudLilia Hansen (incumbent)Gabor HarisJim HarrisJustin JonesGord Klassen (incumbent)Byron Stewart (incumbent)Tony ZabinskyGet out and vote.  You can vote October 10, 17 and 20.  The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on those days at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. John.Click here to see if your eligible to vote.last_img read more

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Lucrative but fundamentally evil forced labour must be eradicated once and for

The startling new report, Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour, states that two thirds of the estimated total of $150 billion generated by forced labour – or $ 99 billion – came from commercial sexual exploitation, while another $51 billion resulted from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other economic activities.“This report is significant because it takes our understanding of trafficking, forced labour and slavery to a new level,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, who explained that while it builds on the agency’s earlier studies, the new report looks at both the supply and the demand side of forced labour, and for the first time, provides solid evidence for a correlation between forced labour and poverty.He stressed that forced labour is bad for business and development and especially for its victims. “Our new report adds new urgency to our efforts to eradicate this fundamentally evil, but hugely profitable practice as soon as possible,” he said, noting that while it shows that progress has been made in reducing State-imposed forced labour, there is now a need to focus more attention on understanding what continues to drive forced labour and trafficking in the private sector.With new figures based on ILO data published in 2012 that estimated the number of people in forced labour, trafficking and modern slavery at 21 million, the report highlights income shocks and poverty as the main economic factors that push individuals into forced labour. Other factors contributing to risk and vulnerability include lack of education, illiteracy, gender and migration.Urging more focus on the socio-economic factors that make people vulnerable to forced labour in the private sector, Beate Andrees, head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour called for a series of measures, including, among others, bolstering social protection to prevent poor households from abusive lending or indenture in the event of sudden income shocks; investing in education and skills training for vulnerable workers; and promoting a rights-based approach to migration to prevent irregular employment and abuse of migrant workers.“If we want to make a significant change in the lives of the 21 million men, women and children in forced labour, we need to take concrete and immediate action,” said Mr. Ryder. “That means working with Governments to strengthen law, policy and enforcement, with employers to strengthen their due diligence against forced labour, including in their supply chains, and with trade unions to represent and empower those at risk.” read more

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PGNiG Super League started Wisla strong for Kwidzyn VIDEO

MMTS KwidzynOrlen Wisla PlockPGNIGPlockPolish Handball Polish PGNiG Super League has started last weekend with a match between Orlen Wisla Plock and MMTS Kwidzyn 38:22 (23:11). Polish vice-champion presented new-team, much stronger than the last season to the domestic fans. The top scorer was Petar Nenadic with 7 goals, while Nikcevic and Toromanovic scored five.Orlen Wisła: M.Šego – I.Nikčević(5), V.Ghionea(3), A.Wiśniewski(2), C.Spanne(4, 1k), M.Toromanović(5), K.Syprzak(4), P.Nenadić(7, 2k), P.Paczkowski(2), A.Twardo, M.Zołoteńko(1), B.Kavaš(1), M.Kubisztal(2), F.Ilyés(1), N.Eklemović(1)MMTS: K.Szczecina, S.Suchowicz – M.Seroka(5, 1k), M.Daszek(3), M.Peret(2), A.Pacześny(4), T.Klinger, M.Mroczkowski(2), K.Sadowski(2), M.Adamuszek(1, 1k), P.Rosiak(3), A.Łangowski.source/photo: www.wislatv.pl – official Internet channel of Orlen Wisla Plock. ← Previous Story Evgeny Trefilov sacked – Russia looking for a new headcoach! Next Story → Bera Bera has taken precedence in Spain! read more

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Endeavour shuttle launch delayed until at least Monday

first_imgIt wasn’t weather this time around but a technical problem that will be delaying today’s scheduled launch of the shuttle Endeavour until at least Monday. An estimated 700,000 visitors were due to watch the launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday at 3:47 p.m. EST.According to a tweet from NASA, the delay is due to an issue with “Auxiliary Power Unit 1 heaters,” the shuttle’s onboard heaters. NASA’s shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach said that the launch will be delayed until no earlier than 2:33 p.m. EDT on Monday. Engineers need that time to troubleshoot the issue that delayed today’s launch.NASA said that it discovered a failure in one of the two heater circuits. The heaters are rather important–they prevent the on-board hydrazine from freezing. Engineers think the problem might have something to do with a switchbox located in the rear end of the Endeavour. It also might be an electrical short in the wires associated with the switchbox. There will be a minimum 72-hour turnaround time to fix this problem. (If you were wondering, hyrdazine is used by shuttles as a propellent to move thrusters.)Cmdr. Mark Kelly will be leading the Endeavour’s launch. Kelly is married to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was injured in January’s mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. President Barack Obama along with his wife and daughters were also planning to attend the launch, which would be the first time in NASA history that the current president and his family did so.A press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. today to discuss today’s scrub and the resulting plan.Read more at NASAlast_img read more

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Les singes capucins se méfient des humains égoïstes

first_imgLes singes capucins se méfient des humains “égoïstes” Publiant leurs travaux dans la revue Nature Communications, des chercheurs britanniques ont mis en évidence, chez le singe capucin, une tendance à préférer la nourriture offerte par un humain perçu comme “serviable” à celle offerte par un autre, perçu comme “égoïste”. Des expériences antérieures menées sur les grands singes ont montré que ces animaux étaient sensibles au caractère  “serviable” ou “coopératif” des humains qui les côtoient. Mais qu’en est-il des primates un peu moins proches de nous ? Pour le savoir, une équipe de l’Université de Stirling (Royaume-Uni) dirigée par James Anderson a testé le comportement de 7 sajous noirs, également appelés capucins à houppe noire (Cebus apella), de petits singes sociaux d’Amérique du Sud, connus pour leur intelligence.Deux expérimentateurs, tenant chacun un bocal contenant un jouet, s’approchaient d’abord des capucins. L’une des deux personnes feignait alors de demander de l’aide à son coéquipier pour ouvrir son bocal. Plusieurs scénarios ont alors été joués : soit la personne sollicitée accordait l’aide demandée ; soit elle se montrait ostensiblement “accaparée” par l’ouverture de son propre bocal, négligeant alors d’aider son partenaire ; soit, enfin, elle refusait sans raison apparente d’assister l’autre personne.Ensuite, les deux expérimentateurs offraient de la nourriture aux primates, qui devaient choisir entre les deux personnes. Il s’est avéré qu’après avoir assisté aux scénarios 1 ou 2, les singes acceptaient indifféremment d’avoir affaire à l’une ou l’autre personne. En revanche, après un scénario de type 3 – celui du refus caractérisé d’aider autrui -, les capucins choisissaient majoritairement la nourriture offerte par le “gentil” à qui l’on avait refusé de l’aide. L’égoïsme, un signe de faiblesse ou un motif de méfiance ? À lire aussiLa réaction hilarante d’un orang outan face à un tour de magieL’autre personne est-elle perçue comme égoïste, inamicale, potentiellement dangereuse… ? Des études complémentaires devront tenter de répondre à ces questions. Car les sujets testés pourraient également avoir considéré le fait de ne pas aider autrui comme un signe de faiblesse, d’anormalité. Ou simplement se méfier de celui qui n’a pas contribué à ouvrir les bocaux contenant les jouets convoités. Cette expérience suggère en tout cas chez ces capucins une compétence d’inférence sociale, c’est-à-dire la capacité de “déduire” le caractère d’un individu à partir d’éléments indirects.    Le 17 mars 2013 à 17:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Deadline approaching for voter registration

first_imgClark County – There’s still time to register to vote before the Nov. 8 General Election.The last day to submit mail-in voter registration is Monday, Oct. 10. All post offices will be closed that day for Columbus Day, the Clark County Auditor’s Office noted in a news release, so make sure your registration is postmarked by Saturday, Oct. 8.Online registration forms, meanwhile, can be submitted up until midnight on Oct. 10. Registration forms can be found at clarkvotes.org.Current registered voters must change their address online before midnight on Oct. 10, and address changes made by mail must be postmarked before Oct. 10.The Clark County Elections Office, at 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver, also will be open until 5 p.m. that day to accept address changes made by telephone or in person.Those who aren’t registered to vote in Washington at all can register in person at the elections office through Oct. 31.last_img read more

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Weather Watch Weekend MoneyGram cuts costs to send to Dominica

first_img McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Sept 2015 – MoneyGram’s executive vice president of business development, Pete Ohser, today announced that MoneyGram will discount sending rates to Dominica in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. Ohser said: “The entire MoneyGram family is committed to helping the island return to a sense of normalcy, and it is our hope that these reduced transfer rates and future education grants will contribute to the overall efforts in helping to restore the island’s infrastructure and way of life.”In the weather forecast Tropical Storm Henri looks to be loosing organization over the North Atlantic. According to the Bahamas Dept. of Meteorology, Henri is moving toward the north-northeast at 20mph. An increase in forward speed is expected today followed by a turn toward the northeast by Sunday with some additional acceleration.Currently, Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to become post-tropical on Saturday, however, Henri could dissipate later today. Related Items:Dominica, moneygram, Pete Ohser, tropical storm henri 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Marialast_img read more

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United States will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter AP, Posted: July 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (AP) – More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration, and the families will then be released into the U.S., a government attorney said Monday.That’s only about half of the 100 or so toddlers covered by the order.At a court hearing, Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian acknowledged the government wouldn’t meet the deadline for all the children, citing a variety of reasons, including that the parents of some of the youngsters have already been deported.Fabian said that 54 children will be joined with their parents by the end of Tuesday at locations across the country and that an additional five were undergoing final background checks.It was the first time the government indicated whether the parents and children would be released or detained together. They will be set free in the U.S. pending the outcome of their immigration cases, which can take several years.Fabian didn’t say why they were being released, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has little space to hold families.ICE has three family detention centers with room for about 3,000 people in all, and the places are already at or near capacity. The Trump administration is trying to line up thousands more beds at military bases.American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt told reporters he was “both pleased and disappointed” with the government’s progress toward meeting the deadline.“Tomorrow there will hopefully be more than 50 babies and toddlers reunited with their parents, and that is obviously an enormous victory,” he said. But he said those who remain split from their parents are “in for a long process.”U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered both sides back in court on Tuesday to give another update.The ACLU was drawing up a proposal to shorten the wait for the remaining children. Gelernt said some procedures – such as DNA testing, fingerprinting and requests for other information – were designed for releasing children to distant relatives, not to parents.More than 2,000 children in all were separated from their parents by U.S. immigration authorities at the border this spring before President Donald Trump reversed course on June 20 amid an international outcry and said families should remain together.Late last month, Sabraw, an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush, set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children. The 30-day deadline is up July 26.Monday’s hearing set the stage for a dramatic day of reunifications on Tuesday across the country, though they are likely to occur largely outside public view. Fabian did not disclose where the reunions would take place.As for most of the rest of the under-5 children who have yet to reunited with their families, Fabian said that their parents have already been released into the U.S., have been deported, or are behind bars on criminal charges.One child has not been matched with a parent, Fabian said. The ACLU identified him as a 3-year-old boy.The hearing followed a feverish weekend of talks between the administration and the ACLU after the judge refused on Friday to grant a blanket extension to the deadline, saying instead that he would only consider certain exceptions.___Associated Press writer Nomaan Merchant in Houston contributed to this report. AP United States will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children July 9, 2018last_img read more

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Rail closures from Oceanside to San Diego scheduled for this weekend

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Rail service along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail corridor from will be suspended Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday from Oceanside to San Diego for track and signal improvements, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.The scheduled rail work in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad and San Diego is the first of two weekend-long closures for track and signal improvements along the LOSSAN corridor. Service will also be suspended from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22. Rail service for the four railroads affected by the closures — the North County Transit District, Metrolink, Amtrak and freight line BNSF — is expected to resume Monday for morning commute hours, albeit with possible delays.Track crews in Cardiff-by-the-Sea will replace rail ties as part of a double-tracking project to add a second rail track between Cardiff-by-the-Sea to the San Elijo Lagoon. Work crews connected the second line to the existing track last month. Workers will also update the rail signals at the Chesterfield Drive grade crossing.Crews in Carlsbad plan to prepare the NCTD Coaster Poinsettia Station for a new western alignment of the existing track as well as move existing rail signals at the station to more optimal locations. The $33.7 million Poinsettia Station Improvements Project “will lengthen and elevate passenger platforms, install a fence between the tracks within the station, relocate a section of the existing tracks, and replace the existing at-grade rail crossings with an undercrossing featuring stairways and ADA compliance ramps on both sides of the tracks,” according to SANDAG, which expects the project to be completed in 2020.Crews in San Diego will work on improvements to the San Diego River Bridge and structures along the Elvira to Morena Double Track Project. In addition, NCTD crews and San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System will make improvements to track crossings at the Old Town Transit Center.The rail work is part of SANDAG’s Build NCC (North Coast Corridor) program, a 40-year, $700 million effort to repair and expand vehicle and rail transportation infrastructure throughout San Diego County. SANDAG officials and work crews expect to finish this weekend’s projects between 2019 and 2020. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 13, 2018 Updated: 5:29 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom October 13, 2018 Rail closures from Oceanside to San Diego scheduled for this weekendlast_img read more

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Jewish cemetery vandalized with antiSemitic graffiti in Massachusetts

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,BOSTON (RNS) — At least 30 gravestones were desecrated with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages at the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Mass., over the weekend.Local police say they launched a hate crime investigation after a cemetery maintenance worker discovered the vandalism, including headstones that were pushed over as well as headstones tagged with anti-Semitic phrases and symbols written in black marker.The phrases included “expel the Jews,” “ethnic cleansing,” “heil Hitler,” “Hitler was right,” “Jewish bastard” and “Oy vey! This is MAGA country,” a reference to President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”Several headstones had the anti-Semitic slur “kike” written on them.“The people responsible went out of their way to pick a Jewish cemetery and deface it with real vitriol, real hateful language,” said the Anti-Defamation League of New England’s regional director, Robert Trestan. “The language that they chose sent a message, not just to the families whose loved ones are there but to the entire Jewish community.”At least two gravestones were defaced with the phrase “The Day of the Rope.” That phrase seemingly refers to a novel that imagines a violent race war that leads to the extermination of Jews and other minorities. The book, called the “bible of the racist right” by the FBI, has helped fuel extremist attacks like Timothy McVeigh’s Oklahoma City bombing.The vandalism is part of an uptick in anti-Semitic acts in Massachusetts, from anti-Semitic fliers being distributed in communities to graffiti at middle and high schools and universities.Trestan, who saw the vandalism in person on Tuesday (March 19), said this incident felt particularly serious.“This one is a couple notches up, because looks like a targeted attack,” Trestan told Religion News Service in a phone interview. “When you write ‘Hitler was right’ and ‘heil Hitler’ and dozens of swastikas, you’re sending a particular message of disruption to the Jewish people.”In 2017, the Anti-Defamation League recorded 177 anti-Semitic incidents in Massachusetts, representing a 42 percent increase compared with 2016. Of those incidents, 109 were acts of anti-Semitic vandalism, marking a 73 percent increase in anti-Semitic vandalism over the previous year. Incidents include the desecration of a Holocaust memorial in Boston, swastika graffiti in Methuen and vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Melrose.Alongside rewards from the local police and Fall River’s Temple Beth El, the ADL has offered a $1,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the case.Rabbi Mark Elber, who leads the congregation at Temple Beth El, said the Jewish community is “terribly saddened to see this vandalism and venom” in the neighborhood. But he has been moved by the support the Jewish community has received since.“Though racists, bigots and anti-Semites have been greatly emboldened in recent years, I believe their actions have alerted the larger public that something needs to be done to combat this kind of hatred in our country,” Elber said.According to the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, the Hebrew Cemetery was established in the late 1800s, making it one of the area’s oldest Jewish cemeteries. It is one of three Jewish cemeteries in Fall River and one of 222 in the state. Share This! Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! News • Photos of the Week Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! News Aysha Khan Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.,Load Comments,Most US Christians find Trump signing Bibles inappropriate: poll Prayer postcards spark debate over faith and privacy in Nashville Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 News Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Tagsanti-Semitism cemetery Massachusetts vandalism,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

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New computer model shows Titan atmosphere more Earthlike than thought

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Two scientists from the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris have built a computer model that simulates the atmosphere on Titan, one of Saturn’s sixty two moons, and as a result now believe that Titan has two different atmospheric boundary layers, the lower of which appears to impact the formation of methane clouds, dune movement on the surface and wind patterns. The researchers, Benjamin Charnay and Sébastien Lebonnois have published their findings in Nature Geoscience. Journal information: Nature Geoscience More information: Two boundary layers in Titan’s lower troposphere inferred from a climate model, Nature Geoscience (2012) doi:10.1038/ngeo1374AbstractSaturn’s moon Titan has a dense atmosphere, but its thermal structure is poorly known. Conflicting information has been gathered on the nature, extent and evolution of Titan’s planetary boundary layer—the layer of the atmosphere that is influenced by the surface—from radio-occultation observations by the Voyager 1 spacecraft1 and the Cassini orbiter, measurements by the Huygens probe and by dune-spacing analyses. Specifically, initial analyses of the Huygens data suggested a boundary layer of 300 m depth with no diurnal evolution4, incompatible with alternative estimates of 2–3 km. Here we use a three-dimensional general circulation model7, albeit not explicitly simulating the methane cycle, to analyse the dynamics leading to the thermal profile of Titan’s lowermost atmosphere. In our simulations, a convective boundary layer develops in the course of the day, rising to an altitude of 800 m. In addition, a seasonal boundary of 2 km depth is produced by the reversal of the Hadley cell at the equinox, with a dramatic impact on atmospheric circulation. We interpret fog that had been discovered at Titan’s south pole earlier as boundary layer clouds. We conclude that Titan’s troposphere is well structured, featuring two boundary layers that control wind patterns, dune spacing and cloud formation at low altitudes. Titan gives clues to Earth’s early history Explore furthercenter_img Titan’s hazy orange globe hangs before the Cassini spacecraft. Image credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Titan has long held interest for scientists because of its promise, as the only known moon in the solar system that has a dense atmosphere, there has been hope that perhaps some form of life might be found on it. Information provided by three separate spacecraft sent to the area has only stirred more speculation about the moon, which is roughly twice the size of our own (which, quite inexplicably, still has no name) but is nine times farther away from the sun. Because of that, it’s cold, -180°C. First up was Voyager 1, which flew by in 1981. Next was Cassini in 2004, followed the next year by the Huygens probe, which actually landed on its surface. Despite the massive amounts of data collected by all three vehicles, scientists have still not been able to get a good handle on just what is going on with Titan’s atmosphere. It’s just so dense that it’s difficult to see what’s actually going on at the lower levels.To help clear things up the research duo put together a three dimensional computer model that incorporates information collected from all three space vehicles that includes among other things, chemical compositions, dune movement and measurements of wind and cloud formations. In running their simulation, they team was able to see that Titan’s atmosphere very clearly has at least one boundary, which is the part of an atmosphere that is impacted by the surface (friction, heat, etc.) and vice-versa. But interestingly, they also found evidence that there appears to be a second boundary as well that is likely caused by changes in seasonal air circulation.Such findings are somewhat surprising considering the great distance of the moon from the sun; it was thought that there would be little heat buildup on the surface, thus constraining the possible impact on an atmospheric boundary. The computer model shows otherwise however, which suggests that there likely are other components at work.None of this goes anywhere near showing that life could possibly exist on Titan of course, but it does provide more insight into the inner workings of an atmosphere that is apparently, in some ways, eerily like our own. Citation: New computer model shows Titan atmosphere more Earth-like than thought (2012, January 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-titan-atmosphere-earth-like-thought.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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What does Be Gay Do Crime mean

first_imgLeeds Pride, 5 August 2018 (Photo: David Hudson)My curiosity deepened the next day when former Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears posted a photo to his Instagram [top]. It was ostensibly to promote the release of his new single, but what caught my attention was the fact he was standing in front of a graffitied wall bearing the same message: Be Gay, Do Crime.Nails by @kj_nails_it (Photo: @kermit_suicide | Instagram)I have not been able to track down where the Be Gay, Do Crime slogan originated, but a quick search reveals its use has grown exponentially over the last couple of months. Especially so in the San Francisco area.A search of Google Trends reveals that the term has been getting sporadic searches dating back to February 2011.The summer of Be Gay, Do CrimeHowever, its use jumped exponentially in June. Much of this can be linked to a couple of tweets.On 2 June, Twitter users @citizenion tweeted an illustration. It was an adaptation of an 1880 political cartoon by Thomas Nast. A skeleton bearing a banner saying ‘communist’ and a burning torch representing ‘anarchy’ bears a scroll with a message about California politics. Only, on the amended image, the scroll bears the legend ‘Be Gay Do Crime’.This image by Io Ascarium is an adaptation of an 1880 political cartoonIt has been re-tweeted over 6,500 times.‘Belongs to nobody’Io Ascarium tells Gay Star News they added the quote on the bottom from the zine, Black Mask.‘After I photoshopped it up I made prints of my version to give to a few people who supported a comic book anthology done by queer prisoners called ABO comix and have kept printing them since then.’‘As far as I know “Be Gay Do Crime” is from the communal grab-bag of anti-assimilationist queer slogans. Like “ACAB” or “Stonewall was a Riot” it was pulled from the chaotic ether, originated nowhere and belongs to nobody.‘But I guess you could claim this meme popularized it further? After it was released to the internet I suddenly started seeing it used way more on banners at Pride, tagged on more walls, heard it shouted as people jump train turnstiles.’A Be Gay, Do Crimes pin (Photo: craftordiofficial | Instagram)Countering fascismAscarium went on to explain what Be Gay, Do Crime means to them.‘”Crime” is the word used to describe the survival tactics many marginalized people must use to survive under capitalism, one reason queers are among those most likely to be locked up. Especially if you also happen to be trans, PoC, sex worker (especially post-SESTA/FOSTA) or just any identifiable type of lower caste.‘So what else should we do besides thumb our nose at the very idea of law? We’re still out here risking arrest, filling up the frontlines, countering fascists in the streets.‘We’re still out here risking arrest just to stay fed, housed and alive while waiting to drown in boiling sea water and no cis-gay winning elected office has done a whole lot to change that material reality. But expropriating entire shopping carts worth of video games, art supplies and baguettes to redistribute amongst all the poor gay kids like faggot Father Christmas has at least brought us some comfort.‘So I guess the slogan means we’re done negotiating with mainstream gays over respectability. We realized being a gay criminal is the coolest thing you could be and war on bourgeois morality is the coolest thing you could do.’The kids are alrightTwo days after Io’s tweet, Twitter user @isislovecruft posted the following tweet.‘Just saw two teenage girls hop the bart turnstile and run up the stairs and start making out and i couldn’t resist the urge to shout BE GAY DO CRIMES and they raised their fists and shouted back STONEWALL WAS A RIOT so i am informing you that the kids are in fact alright.’just saw two teenage girls hop the bart turnstile and run up the stairs and start making out and i couldn’t resist the urge to shout BE GAY DO CRIMES and they raised their fists and shouted back STONEWALL WAS A RIOT so i am informing you that the kids are in fact alright— isis agora lovecruft (@isislovecruft) June 4, 2018That tweet has been retweeted over 13,000 times and been liked 71,000 times.Isis Agora Lovecruft says they’d heard the term before. They first saw the slogan in a tweet back in January, which had a photo of graffiti.two kinds of leftists pic.twitter.com/q7nCbMt4jr— meth lab for cutie (@AliceAvizandum) January 13, 2018‘It quickly became a LGBTQ+ slogan that we’d yell at each other whenever a queer friend did anything mildly mischievous.,’ says Lovecruft, who is based in San Francisco. I attended Leeds Pride last weekend in the north of England. Covering the event for Gay Star News, I shot video of part of the parade. One person’s placard stood out as they walked past. It said ‘Be Gay, Do Crime’It lodged in my mind because I didn’t understand its meaning. GAYSTARNEWS- Going to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualNew photography exhibit reveals an intimate look at Sierra Leone’s LGBT communityThis Spanish gay guy worries his LGBTI-friendly country is going backwardsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/what-does-be-gay-do-crime-mean/ ‘Soon after, I spotted both Nazi and Proud Boy [alt-right] graffiti around San Francisco so I went and bought sparkly glitter spray paint and asked my girlfriend @nicoles on our second date by sending her a picture of the Nazi graffiti and another of the spray paint with the caption “want to be gay and do crime”.‘She said yeah, so we used a laser cutter to make a stencil of a unicorn and went around town giggling and holding hands and making out and covering up the Nazi shit.’Lovecruft’s Twitter describes them as an ‘anarchist; hacker’, and the slogan – going by its appearance on Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter – appears to have been adopted by those with a taste for queer anarchy.The ‘Be Gay, Do Crimes’ graffiti photo in that January tweet was first posted on Instagram in September 2016 by @absentobject, who snapped it in Marseille, France. ‘LGBT+ culture and politics should be anti-capitalist and transgressive’‘I took the picture in the summer of 2016,’ Frey Kwa Hawking (@absentobject) told GSN.‘The picture blew up when I submitted it to the blog queergraffiti.‘It’s funny to see the photo in fan edits and on strangers’ profiles. Online it’s been a thing for years now. Mainstream awareness is probably a little behind. There are variations on it everywhere, which is great, but I think the clunkiness of “do crimes” makes this version charming.Be Gay, Do Crimes embroidery! (Photo: @brynnestagramm | Instagram)‘People like it because it’s catchy, but a lot of the people who are into it aren’t really that political at all, nor radical, and are really quite liberal and forgetful of our history, which is disappointing.‘I’d give a long speech about how LGBT+ culture and politics should be anti-capitalist and transgressive rather than conservative but there’s a lot of people out there happy to be complacent who think we’re safe: we’re not.’T-shirt by @davidmaddox (Photo: @pacogiurfa | Instagram)San FranciscoThis summer, the slogan has been spreading far and wide.‘This was pretty much adopted as the unofficial slogan during San Francisco Pride this year,’ says Marke Bieschke to GSN. Bieschke is co-owner of The Stud, curator at the GLBT History Museum and publisher of news site 48 Hills.‘You saw it everywhere on social media and read it on t-shirts; posters of it were plastered in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods like the Mission and the Tenderloin.’A prominent banner bearing the slogan was also carried at the city’s Dyke March.A banner held during the Dyke March in San Francisco in June (Photo: @lasara_firefox_allen | Instagram)‘The cozy relationship between the police and Pride’Bieschke is also uncertain where it came from. He points to a 2009 issue of a Milwaukee anarchist periodical called Total Destroy. It makes mention of activists with a banner saying ‘IT’S OKAY TO BE GAY! BASH BACK!’ and wonders if that evolved into ‘Do Crime.’Whatever its origin, he can understand its appeal.‘I think it answered a desire to counter the polished, corporate narrative of Pride in these very unsteady political times, when we’re seeing so much progress rolled back in terms of trans and other queer rights,’ says Bieschke.‘It also addresses the increasing realization that the cozy relationship between the police and Pride is up for question.‘As more and more young people discover radical queer history and the role the police played in their forebears’ oppression – and as they see the current situation with the Black Lives Matter movement speaking out against unchecked police violence and an increasingly militarized and over-armed police force – they’re starting to take real pride in the law-breaking resistance that gave birth to the contemporary queer movement.’Image: @m_scandy | InstagramBreaking the rulesBe Gay, Do Crime means breaking the rules and challenging authority. At a time when ‘gay’ has been used as a slur to mean weak or lame, this repositions it as rebellious and dangerous.Whether it be mischievous, anarchic or encouraging people to openly break the law, it’s unsurprising it’s been embraced by many in the queer movement. Given the rise of the far-right in the US, a new generation are discovering that resistance may sometimes require breaking the law.Today, trends are co-opted and exploited at dizzying speed. At a time when every corporates slaps a rainbow flag on its products for Pride month, ‘Be Gay, Do Crime’ is a slogan far less easy to hijack.A fire hydrant graffitied with the Be Gay, Do Crime slogan (Photo: @angel_o_sin | Instagram)See alsoSan Francisco approves gay and leather cultural district Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Thousands of cane toads invade NSW on firstever Origin cruise

first_imgIn a colourful sea invasion from the north, a ship load of rugby league fans and ex-players sailed into Sydney this morning on the first ever Holden State of Origin cruise from Brisbane.P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn arrived in Sydney about 630am, cruising past the Opera House and docking at White Bay for a special overnight visit, with all guests receiving entry and transfers to the Origin opener as part of the cruise fare.With 2000 predominantly Queensland guests onboard, the ship has carried a significant number of the Maroons fans expected at ANZ Stadium tonight.The seven-night roundtrip cruise departed Brisbane on Saturday, calling at Moreton Island on Sunday where past players including Queenslanders Steve Price and Petero Civoniceva and Blues legends Steve Menzies, Paul Harragon, Steve Roach and Paul Sironen went head to head with guests in a game of beach touch football. The ship also called at Newcastle yesterday.During the cruise, fans have enjoyed a range of league-themed activities from Origin trivia hosted by Foxtel presenter Steve Hart plus photo opportunities and Q&A sessions with the former players.When the ship sails home to Brisbane tomorrow, there will be a Holden State of Origin post game wrap-up featuring Steve Roach, Paul Sironen, Petero Civoniceva and Steve Price which will be broadcast live on Facebook.P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the cruise line’s expansion to a five-ship fleet had allowed it to bolster its event offering to include one of the biggest fixtures on the local sporting calendar, with the cruise proving to be a sell-out.“Whether or not the Maroons take home the Origin trophy in 2016, this cruise is a big win for Queensland footy fans. As well as transport, accommodation, food and entertainment, guests on the inaugural State of Origin cruise are getting some of the hottest tickets in town included as part of their cruise fare – it’s seriously great value,” Mr Myrmell said. P&O CruisesSource = P&O Cruiseslast_img read more

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