UK Launch of No Woman, No Cry

first_imgPosted on October 21, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Saturday, October 23 marks the UK launch of the film, No Woman No Cry, directed by Christy Turlington Burns, at the London Film Festival. Also, starting on Saturday, you’ll be able to watch the film online at The film tells the stories of at-risk pregnant women in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States.The film is directed by model, mother and activist Christy Turlington Burns and tackles the most primary of topics: maternal health. Complications following the birth of her child inspired the supermodel to find out more about the experiences of motherhood around the world and in this fascinating film she discovers that a woman dies every minute due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth – with 90% of these deaths being preventable. In her directorial debut, Turlington Burns shares the emotionally powerful stories of four at-risk pregnant women, each on different continents.The event at the London Film Festival includes an introduction by Sarah Brown, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and a panel to discuss the state of maternal health in the developing and developed world, which includes Anthony Costello, Brigid McConville, Mabel van Oranje and Christy Turlington Burns and will be moderated by Livia Firth.Watch the trailer now and be sure to check out the full film this weekend.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more


first_imgThe State of Origin Touch Football Series played between Queensland and New South Wales in August 2006 at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex is now available for you to own on DVD by ordering on-line on the Touch Football Australia web site.Recapture all the fast and furious action from a memorable Origin Series between the sport’s traditional rivals as the Blues and Maroons go head to head for Origin supremacy in the toughest test of minds and bodies at domestic level the sport has to offer.  The DVD contains action from the Men’s Open (Game 2) and Women’s Open (Game 3) clashes in the three game series.  Many of Australia’s leading Federation of International Touch 2007 World Cup stars are on show for their respective States in the DVD displaying the skill level, athleticism, and dexterity required to excel in the cauldron that is State of Origin Touch Football. The elevated octane level of a high stakes Men’s Open clash sees interstate rivalry bubbling to the surface in early exchanges, before the combatants get down to treating fans to a brilliant display of Touch Football at its very best.  Current Australian Men’s Captain Gavin Shuker, the man with the magic feet Drummayne Dayberg Muir, and speed machine Ben Robinson lead the Queensland Men’s charge against the Gary Sonda captained Blues combination featuring Australian Open Men’s Vice-Captain Jason Stanton, and the precision passing game of Daniel Rushworth. The New South Wales Women’s team featuring 9 current Australian World Cup players, including Blues skipper Melissa Pitfield, ‘wonder twins’ Kristy and Amanda Judd, and Player of the Series Louise ‘Squeeze’ Winchester, take on a Queensland outfit led by Australian Women’s Open Captain Sharyn Williams, ball playing sisters Peta and Hayley Rogerson, and speed merchant Roxy “Rocket’ Winder. The games are shown in the exact format that was featured on Pay Television giant Fox Tel’s Fox Sports channels over recent months. The cost of the State of Origin DVD is $ 25 including GST, plus postage. Stocks are limited, so to relive all the magic of origin ’06, and avoid disappointment, order your copy on-line through Touch Football Australia today.To order your copy please click here  and go to Technical Resources.last_img read more

Canadian dollar continues to rise as Toronto stock index slides lower

first_imgTORONTO – The loonie continued to strengthen against a weakened greenback Thursday, as the Toronto stock index fell moderately amid slumping oil prices.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 81.15 cents US, up 0.12 of a U.S. cent.The U.S. currency has fallen to three-year lows and fell sharply on Wednesday following comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said the weaker dollar is good for U.S. exporters.America’s economy has grown at a faster pace in the last few quarters, and usually the U.S. dollar gets stronger when economic growth picks up. But the economies of many other countries are growing at a faster pace, which has made currencies like the euro stronger compared to the greenback.“Canadian investors that have money abroad are certainly continuing to feel the pain regardless of what one is making on U.S. equities — much if not all of those gains are being compromised to the exchange rates,” said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc. in Toronto.“The Canadian dollar and its exchange rate with the U.S. certainly plays into how Canadian investors will feel about their portfolios if they have exposure outside the country, which most do given how small the Canadian market is.”In equity markets, Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 80.20 points to 16,204.01, amid a broad-based decline in major sectors.South of the border, Wall Street indexes were mixed as lacklustre technology companies held back gains elsewhere.The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 140.67 points to 26,392.79, as the S&P 500 index inched up 1.71 points to 2,839.25 — both record highs. The Nasdaq composite index edged back 3.90 points to 7,411.16.On the Canadian corporate front, shares of Rogers Communications Inc. were down 58 cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $60.34 after the telecommunications giant reported a fourth-quarter profit of $419 million compared with a loss of $9 million a year ago. While the earnings were ahead of estimates, the lack of an expected dividend hike Thursday caused analysts to grill its CEO about the company’s spending priorities.In commodities news, the March crude contract was down 10 cents to US$65.51 per barrel and the March natural gas contract added two cents to US$3.10 per mmBTU.The February gold contract advanced US$6.60 cents to US$1,362.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was down one cent to US$3.22 a pound.– With a file from The Associated Press.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B)last_img read more

Microsoft paying 75 billion for GitHub

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Microsoft says it’s paying $7.5 billion in stock for the popular coder hangout GitHub.GitHub is a platform where software developers can go to host and review each other’s code.The San Francisco startup was founded in 2008 and has grown sharply since announcing its first outside investment in 2012. It now counts about 27 million software developers around the world who use its platform to share code and build businesses. It’s free to use GitHub for open-source projects, but some developers and businesses pay a monthly fee to access private code repositories and other services.Microsoft said Monday it expects the deal to close by year-end.last_img read more

Judge approves eviction of protesters from camp near pipeline construction site

first_imgOne protester threatened to “drop kick” and “kill” a fire official and an official from the parks department was chased away, he said.Camp Cloud has grown since November from a single trailer to include a two-storey wooden structure, a cabin, an outdoor shower, more than a dozen tents and multiple vehicles and trailers.City of Burnaby lawyer Gregory McDade told the judge that while the city supports peaceful protests, the camp violates several bylaws, trespasses on city property and constitutes a public nuisance.The city has had a positive dialogue with a separate protest group that gathers around a structure known as the Watch House, he said. McDade said when the city communicated the fire ban to the Watch House protesters, they conducted a ceremony and extinguished their own sacred fire. VANCOUVER, B.C. – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has granted the City of Burnaby an injunction forcing pipeline protesters to take down their camp outside a Kinder Morgan terminal.Justice Geoffrey Gomery said all structures, shelters and vehicles must be removed from the site known as Camp Cloud within 48 hours of the order issued on Friday afternoon.The judge also ordered that a sacred fire burning under very dry conditions and near a Shell aviation fuel tank farm must be extinguished. Camp Cloud spokeswoman Kwitsel Tatel, who is named as a defendant, said in a statement that putting out the sacred fire or removing any of the camp’s buildings would be a violation of not only the right to free expression but also deeply held religious beliefs.She posted a “call for solidarity” on Facebook, hours before the ruling.“Our camp is unified and centred around the sacred fire, which since time immemorial, has been central to the governance of Indigenous peoples,” the post said.“We are a peaceful coalition that is gravely concerned for the national interest, respect, dignity of public interest, public health and the protection of safe and clean water for all our generations to come on these sacred lands of so-called Canada.”She said the group is raising awareness about the “ecocide and genocide” that is continuing to take place against Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, due to ongoing threats to water.Asked what she would do if the judge ruled in favour of the city, ahead of the ruling, she said only: “Good question for all ‘Canadians!’ ”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)center_img However, peaceful protesting is still permitted, he said. Individuals are allowed on the site as long as they do not build more structures and camp overnight.No one appeared in court on behalf of the protesters, although half a dozen supporters watched proceedings from the gallery.In his judgment, Gomery noted that an argument based on Aboriginal title claims could have in principle qualified. However, he said the position the protesters have advanced through media on that subject, so far as he understands it, is not arguable.There is no evidence the individuals are associated with the Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, which claim rights to the land in question, he said.Gomery also said he believed the focus of Camp Cloud has shifted over time.“It is, unfortunately, clear that the goals of the defendants and occupants of Camp Cloud have evolved. While they established the camp for the purpose of protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, they’ve now begun to view the campsite as their land. They’re blocking a public right of way and members of the public have been made to feel unwelcome,” he said.last_img read more

Hot Takedowns Super Bowl Special

VIDEO: The Patriots better worry about Julio Jones FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 31, 2017), we do a super-sized segment on Super Bowl LI. Will the Matt Ryan-led Falcons offense dominate, or will Tom Brady and the Patriots prevail? Next, tennis expert Carl Bialik drops by as we break down an Australian Open final that was a blast from the past. Plus, a significant digit on an unprecedented sanction in Major League Baseball.Links to what we discussed:ESPN launched its ultimate Super Bowl preview.Neil Paine wrote on the prowess of Julio Jones.ESPN’s Kevin Seifert looks at how Matt Ryan and Tom Brady match up.Tennis is growing older, writes Carl Bialik.In case you missed them, recaps of the Australian Open’s final games: Federer vs. Nadal and Williams vs. Williams.Does the Australian Open’s logo too closely resemble the logo for Netflix’s show “The OA”?Significant Digits: A triple digit this week: $2 million, No. 56, and No. 75. That’s what the St. Louis Cardinals lost this week, as Major League Baseball handed down a penalty that forced the team to pay the Houston Astros the fine and give them 2017 draft picks for hacking into the Astros’ scouting database. Embed Code read more

West Ham target Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham target Manuel Pellegrini

first_imgFormer Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is the top candidate that West Ham have shortlisted to be their coach for next seasonAmid a troubling season at the London Stadium with the club only just two points above the relegation zone, the board have reportedly been carrying out a review into what has gone wrong for them.Current coach David Moyes has had his future at West Ham under constant speculation, since taking over from Stevan Belic in November, and the club supporters have openly accused the board of short-changing the team with cheap options, since their move from Upton Park.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The Sun has reported that West Ham plan to pursue their interest in Pelligrini at the end of the season and were believed to have enquired about the Chilean’s availability, before appointing Moyes back in November, but could not tempt him to leave Hebei in China.The English newspaper have also reported that the Hammers are intending to recruit Leicester City’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia as their new director of football.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldos UEFA Records

Cristiano Ronaldos UEFA Records

first_imgThroughout his glittering career, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a numerous amount of records and continues to aim for more at the age of 33 years old ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League tie against JuventusThe Portuguese star made his debut in the Champions League on the 14 August 2002 in a 3rd round qualifying match against Inter Milan as a fresh-faced 17 year-old. The match ended in a goalless draw with Ronaldo later appearing the competition the following season for Manchester United.Since then, Ronaldo has gone on to win UEFA’s biggest club competition four times and is setting his sights on a fifth time with Real aiming to win the tournament for a third consecutive time.Ahead of their first leg against Juventus, the UEFA released a list of the records Ronaldo has broken since emerging back in 2002.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Club/individualMost UEFA club competition goals: 120Most UEFA Champions League goals: 117Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season: 17 (2013/14)Most UEFA Champions League final wins: 4 (joint with Andrés Iniesta and Clarence Seedorf)Only player to score in three UEFA Champions League finalsOnly player to score in all six games in a UEFA Champions League groupMost Real Madrid goals: 443Most ESM Golden Shoe awards: 4 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most UEFA Club Footballer/Best Player/Men’s Player awards: 4Most Ballon d’Or awards: 5 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most FIFA best player awards: 5 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most appearances in users’ Team of the Year: 12 (2004, 2007–2017)Ronaldo earned his cap for Portugal in a 1–0 victory over Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003 and has since gone on to score 81 goals at international level and captained the side to the Euro 2016 championship.National teamWatch all of his European Qualifiers goalsMost EURO finals appearances: 21Most EURO finals goals: 9 (level with Michel Platini)Most EURO final tournaments scored in: 4Only player to score three goals in multiple EUROsMost EURO goals including qualifying: 29Most goals in UEFA EURO and European FIFA World Cup qualifiers: 50Most Portugal caps: 149Most Portugal goals: 81 (fewer only than Ali Daei 109, Ferenc Puskás 84)The Real star sits above every other player as the top scorer in the history of the Champions League for men’s/women’s/club/national team/youth/futsal/amateurCristiano Ronaldo 155Raúl González 107Lionel Messi 103 (next non-European is Sergio Agüero on 53)Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 91Andriy Shevchenko 90Zlatan Ibrahimovic 87Filippo Inzaghi 86Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir 84Thierry Henry 81Ricardinho (futsal) 79last_img read more

Kamara has been suspended by Fulham after a fight

Kamara has been suspended by Fulham after a fight

first_imgThe French striker was arrested by the Metropolitan Police after he had a fight at the club’s training ground on Monday.French forward Aboubakar Kamara joined Fulham in the summer of 2017 after only one year with Amiens in the Ligue 1.But since then he has not had a good time at the English Premier League club.He has only scored ten goals in 45 matches played.Kamara made a fool of himself a few weeks ago when he fought a teammate for the penalty ball, and failed to score.And now, he was arrested after a fight in the club’s training grounds.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“Police were called to a training ground in New Malden, shortly after 17.00hrs on Monday, 21 January to reports of a fight,” read a statement from the Metropolitan Police published by the AFP.“Officers attended. One man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of ABH and criminal damage.”“The club is grateful for the swift attention and action by the Metropolitan Police immediately following our reporting of the incident on Monday,” said Fulham in a statement.“The subject who was arrested is banned indefinitely from Motspur Park and all club activities.”“We will refrain from further comment but will stress that we will fully cooperate with any new or continuing investigation or legal proceeding in the name of providing everyone a secure and safe working environment,” the club added.last_img read more