UK Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Officially Wed

Rabat – After months of anticipation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally tied the knot. The prince and the American actress have said their vows in front of an audience of more than 600 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today. They were married by the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who made the official proclamation of marriage:“In the presence of God, and before this congregation, Harry and Meghan have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.’’ The guests started arriving in the middle of the morning. Among them were British singer Elton John; American tennis player Serena Williams; British lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband George Clooney; English football legend David Beckham; and his wife, ex-Spice Girl and fashion designer, Victoria Beckham. On the other hand, no politician was invited to the wedding.According to The Sun, the 33-year old royal told his bride that she looked amazing before taking her as his wife. Markle indeed looked gorgeous in a Givenchy Haute Couture dress and a dazzling 1932 dazzling Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen.Kensington Palace announced Saturday morning that Markle and Prince Harry would officially become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel,” read the palace statement. “Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.” read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 10, 2012 5:48 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,212.42 down 61.15 points):AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX:AUQ). Gold producer. Up $1.34, or 21.41 per cent, at $7.60 on 7,863,450 shares. The company is selling its troubled Ocampo mine and other assets to a company owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim for US$750 million. AuRico said it plans to use the cash from the sale to pay down debt, fund growth and return cash to its shareholders.Starfield Resources Inc. (TSX:SRU). Mining exploration and development. Unchanged at a penny on 5,844,111 shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up half a cent, or 2.70 per cent, at 19 cents on 5,300,197 shares. The gold sector was up 0.77 per cent to 340.04 points.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airliner. Up five cents, or 3.70 per cent, at $1.40 on 5,457,766 shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up seven cents, or 0.69 per cent, at $10.25 on 3,777,734 shares. The Toronto-based miner said its chief financial officer is quitting the company to pursue other interests. The move is a part of the company’s effort to improve its lagging performance.Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:BNK). Oil and gas. Up eight cents, or 2.63 per cent, at $3.12 on 3,487,051 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,327.81 down 17.17 points):Emerald Bay Energy Inc. (TSXV:EBY). Junior oil and gas. Down half a cent, or 8.33 per cent, at 5.5 cents on 12,193,500 shares.Porto Energy Corp. (TSXV:PEC). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 4.35 per cent, at 24 cents on 6,943,464 shares. The U.S.-based company’s stock closed at its highest level since November 2011. On Tuesday, Porto’s president and CEO Joseph Ash said that he is “encouraged” by the preliminary findings on its well in Portugal.Companies reporting major news:The Jean Coutu Group (TSX:PJC.A). Pharmacy chain retailer. Up four cents, or 0.28 per cent, at $14.57 on 75,256 shares. The Montreal-based company posted July-September profits of $51.2 million or 23 cents per share compared with $66.4 million or 20 cents per share in the year-ago period. Revenue increased to $658.7 million from $635.2 million. Coutu attributed the jump in revenue on solid operational performance of its generic drug manufacturer, Pro Doc, and franchising activities.SNC Lavalin (TSX:SNC). Engineering and construction. Down three cents, or 0.08 per cent, at $37.78 on 163,461 shares. The Montreal-based engineering and construction giant has been awarded a contract to upgrade processing equipment at a copper mine in Chile, which has a capital cost of about US$120 million.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Telecommunications. Down 13 cents, or 0.21 per cent, at $62.60 on 303,849 shares. The Vancouver-based company is acquiring KinLogix, a Quebec-based provider of electronic medical records. The financial terms of the deal with privately-held KinLogix were not disclosed. read more

Survey US businesses add 215000 jobs in November the most in 12

Survey: US businesses add 215,000 jobs in November, the most in 12 months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2013 6:30 am MDT WASHINGTON – A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies and small businesses added 215,000 jobs in November. And ADP said private employers added 184,000 jobs in October, much stronger than its initial estimate of 130,000.The ADP numbers cover only private businesses and often diverge from the government’s more comprehensive report. Last month, the Labor Department said private businesses added 212,000 jobs in October. The Labor Department will report on November job growth Friday.Still, the figure suggests that hiring remained healthy in November after picking up in the prior three months. Manufacturing and construction firms each added 18,000 jobs. That was the biggest gain for manufacturers since early this year.Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the figures show that employers shook off the partial government shutdown in October and kept hiring, despite a drop in consumer confidence. Moody’s helps compile the ADP data.“That’s very encouraging as we make our way into next year,” Zandi said.Other economists also said the hiring boost was a good sign, but noted that the ADP figures are not always a reliable guide to the government’s figure.“Take this with a grain of salt, but if the direction is right, it is good news,” said Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets.Many analysts noted that if Friday’s government report is as encouraging as the ADP figures, the Federal Reserve might be more inclined to reduce its monthly bond purchases when members meet later this month on Dec. 18 and 19.The Fed has been buying $85 billion in bonds each month to try to lower long-term interest rates and encourage more borrowing and spending.Employers of all sizes added jobs, the report found. And services firms added 176,000 jobs, the most in a year.The government says public and private employers have added an average of 202,000 jobs a month from August through October. That was up from an average of 146,000 from May through June.At the same time, growth picked up. The economy expanded at a 2.8 per cent annual rate in the July-September quarter. But analysts expect growth to slow in the current quarter to about a 2 per cent rate. read more

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Libya for three months

After months of negotiations, a UN-brokered agreement was signed in December 2015 in Skhirat, Morocco, on the formation of a unity government in Libya, consisting of the Presidency Council and Cabinet supported by the other State institutions, including the House of Representatives and State Council. UNSMIL was mandated in 2011 through a Security Council resolution to ensure, among other priorities, transition to democracy, promotion of the rule of law, protection of human rights, control of unsecured arms, and the building of governance capacity, following the revolution which toppled the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi.Meanwhile, in today’s resolution extending the mandate, the Council also requested that the UN Secretary-General report within 60 days following consultations with the Libyan authorities on recommendations for UNSMIL’s support to the next phases of the Libyan political transition process.In a press statement yesterday, the Security Council reiterated its support for the Libyan national unity government and renewed its call on UN Member States to end official contact with parallel institutions that claim legitimate authority, but are outside of December’s political agreement. read more

Square Enix reveals Dragon Quest X for Wii and Wii U

first_imgThere are only a handful of games that cause the Japanese to take days off work and queue all night. One of those games series is Dragon Quest, and Square Enix has just announced Dragon Quest X (official title: Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku) which is set to see a release next year.With Dragon Quest IX the game made an unexpected leap to a mobile platform in the form of the DS, but it worked and sold millions in its first weekend on sale. This time around Square Enix have decided to release on two platforms at the same time: the Wii and the Wii U. The main difference seems to be better visuals for Wii U owners, but otherwise the same game.The other big change is the focus on online play. DQX won’t be the typical JRPG we have come to expect from the series. Instead, the gameplay will require players go online, create a party with other players, and explore the world together. Importantly, Wii and Wii U players will inhabit the same online world making it possible for friends to play together regardless of what generation Nintendo hardware they own. The 3DS will also play a role, allowing for data exchanges and character transfers.What’s unclear at the moment is whether the game will carry a monthly charge. Based on an information page on the official Dragon Quest portal it looks like that may be the case as both price and a “usage fee” are featured, but with a “TBA” where the pricing should be.One final difference comes from the development of the game which is happening internally at Square Enix. On previous games development would be handled by another studio like Level 5, but fans should be glad to hear Yuji Hori, Koichi Sugiyama, and Akira Toriyama are all involved. The fact that Square Enix has a lot of experience developing the Final Fantasy MMOs makes this a sensible decision.Read more at AndriasangMatthew’s OpinionI’m sure there’s going to be more than a few Dragon Quest fans upset by the fact this game is effectively an MMO instead of a JRPG, but then you can understand why Square Enix decided to go down this route. One of the most popular games series in recent times has been Monster Hunter, which uses a similar feature of going online and forming a party. Add the popularity of such a gameplay system with the massive popularity of Dragon Quest and it makes sense to try it.Choosing the Wii also makes a lot of sense due to the massive installed user base. It also seems to be the easiest system to get an online game working on compared to other current gen consoles, plus the Wii U is going to be the first next-gen machine future proofing the popularity and availability to Dragon Quest X to a large extent.My only hope is that Square Enix either keeps the monthly subscription very low or makes it optional for certain extra features. I also wonder what chance, if any, this game now has of heading to Western markets. But then the Final Fantasy MMOs came West, so why not Dragon Quest?last_img read more

Powerful and everyday heroes honoured

first_imgFrom Australia’s most powerful Greeks to local heroes, the Australia Day awards have honoured six great Greek Australians for their outstanding work in the community. Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical and the advisor to former American President Bill Clinton has been honoured for his “distinguished service to international business through senior roles with multinational organisations, as a supporter of Australia-US educational and cultural relation and to the community”. Mr Liveris received the highest honour of the Greek Australian group and will now have the honour of putting an AO, Officer of the Order of Australia after his name. Two received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the Greek community, including former AHEPA president Stephen Manos and Angelo Notaras, also noted for his work with the Greek Orthodox Church. Mr Manos was quite surprised with his nomination after it didn’t come from the most likely culprits, AHEPA, but rather it came from a family friend. “I was very surprised because I didn’t know anything was in the wind,” he tells Neos Kosmos. At 78, he’s been part of AHEPA for 60 years, coming into the order at 18 and has held almost every job including the national presidency in 1964-1965 and in 2001-2002. “There isn’t anything that I haven’t covered,” he says with a laugh. In 2011 he received the AHEPA silver medal for his service to the order and during his time at AHEPA, he has seen the Greek community grow and develop. He still sees room for improvement to make the community more inclusive. “The Greek community now, not that it’s obsolete, we seem to be a bit fractured,” he says. “We’ve got about 400 different organisations involved in the Greek community. “I think one of the things that has set us back in the past is that we really didn’t have a community centre, it was very small and the new one now that they’re doing will have its benefits.” Mr Notaras was nominated for his outstanding work for the Greek community, particularly for the Kytherian community he has so lovingly supported in Australia. As a board member if the Kytherian Association since 2005, he has helped implement a comprehensive website that catalogues names, photos, recipes and maps of the island at kythera-family.net. He has also seen the publication of 13 books about the history of the Kytherans and their settlement in Australia. Also in honour of his fundraising work, he was awarded with the Gold Cross of St Andrew in 2003, the highest honour of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. In service to our country, three Greek Australians were honoured with Police and Military awards. Sergeant Dimitrios (Jim) Bellos was honoured for his “outstanding dedication and commitment” in his 14 years in the Queensland Police Service, and received an Australian Police Medal. As cross-cultural liaison officer for the Metropolitan South Region, Sergeant Bellos deals with over 200 communities speaking over 150 languages and practising more than 130 religions. In his time his region has seen a significant decline in youth crime, with the police force saying Sergeant Bellos “is a real catalyst in breaking down barriers”. He was also a finalist for the Australian of the Year last year, and has been an Australia Day ambassador since 2010. Honoured by the Australian Navy, Commander John Stavridis Ran was singled out for “distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as Commanding Officers HMAS Anzac on Operation SLIPER from June 2012 to January 2013”. Lieutenant Colonel John Terence Bouloukos was honoured by the Australian Army for his “dedication and logistic knowledge” in securing sustainment support of the Army’s land material capabilities. Out of the more than 900 people honoured, only 212 women received awards, with no Greek Australian women nominated. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Boom automobile un tiers des villes chinoises trop polluées

first_imgBoom automobile : un tiers des villes chinoises trop polluées Le ministère de l’Environnement chinois vient de publier son premier rapport sur l’impact des voitures sur la pollution. Son constat : un tiers des villes du pays ne remplissent pas les critères minima de qualité de l’air à cause du boom de l’industrie automobile. Les critères nationaux minima de qualité de l’air en Chine ne sont pas respectés par environ 37 villes. Le pays comptait, fin 2009, 170 millions de véhicules. Un chiffre en hausse de 9,3% par rapport à l’année précédente, souligne l’AFP. Le ministère de l’Environnement chinois ajoute que depuis 1980, il a été multiplié par 25.Les émissions des véhicules ont dépassé les 51 millions de tonnes l’an dernier, selon le rapport. Et les ventes automobiles en Chine ont atteint le niveau record de 13,64 millions d’unités l’an dernier.Le ministère de l’Environnement chinois explique vouloir s’engager à renforcer le contrôle de ces émissions et souhaite voir les constructeurs automobiles mettre les véhicules électriques ou hybrides en avant. Le 5 novembre 2010 à 14:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Capaldi Hints at Claras Christmas Surprise You May See Her Again

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Will she or won’t she? The Whoniverse has been debating for months whether Jenna Coleman will return as Clara Oswald in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special.Well, Peter Capaldi may have just put an end to the rumors.Speaking at last week’s San Francisco Comic Con, the Twelfth Doctor suggested that fans “may” see the three-season companion again.In response to a young fan’s query about the fate of his fictional friend, Capaldi took a long pause, raising his famous eyebrows, giving a cheeky smile, and teasing the expectant audience.“I’ll see her again,” he said, pointing to himself with a devilish grin. “You may see her again, too.“But I won’t tell. It’d spoil things,” Capaldi added, before mumbling something unintelligible (probably “What can the BBC do, anyway? Fire me?”).“She’s still there. Everyone in Doctor Who is still there,” the Scotsman explained, signaling the universe’s great unknown.Whispers of Coleman’s homecoming began in April, when British tabloid The Mirror tipped the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey return of the First Doctor, played by David Bradley (reprising the role originated by William Hartnell).Lily Travers and Jared Garfield have already been confirmed to play original companions Polly and Ben, respectively; and the wonderful Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) is coming back. Why shouldn’t we hold out for a final goodbye from Clara?A second Mirror report in July propagated the rumor, which was also picked up by BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright, who seemed stunned by the possibility.The assertion, however, has not yet been backed up by an announcement from the BBC.It’s not entirely out of the question: In 2009, David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor managed a final farewell to Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), and Karen Gillan came back as Amy Pond in a wig to bid her raggedy man (Matt Smith) adieu in 2013.Killed, resurrected, and departed in a stolen TARDIS at the end of season nine, Clara is now traveling through all of space and time, presumably with the immortal Ashildr (Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams). So you’d hope she could make a quick stop for an old mate.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Cost of Washington’s measles outbreak tops $1M

first_imgOLYMPIA — The cost of Washington’s measles outbreak has surpassed $1 million as more than 200 health-department staffers from the state and Clark County focus their efforts on the disease.As of Saturday, there were 65 confirmed cases of measles in Clark County, 47 of which were in children under 10 years old, according to the county’s Public Health department, which is also investigating one suspected case.DOH has spent approximately $614,000 on staff and supplies as of Tuesday, in addition to about $115,000 in other non-budgeted expenditures, according to state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist, who expects the total response to eventually cost the state “well over a million dollars.”Meanwhile, Clark County Public Health has spent about $500,000 responding to the measles outbreak, bringing the statewide total over $1 million, says Dr. Alan Melnick, the county’s public health director.“This is taxpayer money for something that could have been completely, utterly preventable in the first place,” he told the Seattle Times.last_img read more

Criscito wants to retire in Genoa

first_imgThe captain is wearing his armband after seven years in the Russian Premier league where he defended the colors of Zenit Saint PetersburgItalian left-back Domenico Criscito loves Genoa so much, he has played in the team in many occasions.The player debuted in the Italian Lega Serie A team in 2003, then he went onto play five years with Juventus.He was loaned twice to his old club in 2006 and 2007 until Genoa decided to buy him from the Bianconeri in 2009.But he then spent seven years in the Russian Premier League with Zenit Saint Petersburg, until he returned over the summer to Genoa.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“You should call me Capitan Presente, as I returned and will end my career at Genoa” the player was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“I had a special relationship with the fans in Russia, seven years went by very quickly and I was fine there. it’s been a privilege for me to be part of that group”.“I haven’t had any doubt when the president called me, what I feel for the Genoa jersey is really special,” he added.“This team only need a bit of luck to emerge, we have a few less points but if we think about the games we’ve played, our journey has been good so far and the results will come.”last_img read more

2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Inside All The Action From Las Vegas

first_img Email Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Facebook Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Jorge Drexler appeared surprised when announced as winner of Song of the Year for the wispy “Telefonía.”  He expressed his admiration for his fellow nominees, ending with a message of inclusiveness by mentioning intellectual writers Jorge Luis Borges and Fernando Pessoa in the same sentence as populist song formats like cumbia and reggaetón.  They all should be admired and celebrated, he emphasized.A stirring video presented the accomplishments of Maná, winner of the Person of the Year award.  More than the biggest rock band ever to emerge from Mexico, Maná has also made history for its commitment to championing social justice and protecting the environment.  With lead singer Fher Olvera sounding at the peak of his powers, the group launched into a medley that included timeless Latin rockers “En El Muelle de San Blas,” “Labios Compartidos” and “Clavado En Un Bar.”Part of the reason why the show flowed so smoothly this year was that the chosen performers kept things varied by painting a wide canvass of moods.  Spanish pop star Pablo Alborán chose restraint over bombast with his exquisite rendition of “No Vaya A Ser,” an anthemic tune marked by delicate echoes of Spanish folk and an irresistible chorus anchored on hand clapping, layers of guitars and Alborán’s gentle voice.Best New Artist winner Karol G. provided a raucous take on her sensuous radio hit “Mi Cama.”  The Colombian singer added a touch of rock’n’roll bravado to the procedures by having the track’s prerequisite reggaetón beat performed by a live drummer. Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 8:53 pm Rosalía Thanks Women In Music At Latin GRAMMYs Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images https://twitter.com/Univision/status/1063245693941248000 Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Prev Next RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Twitter RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY The night ended with another surprise, as Drexler looked downright shocked when receiving a Latin Grammy for Record of the Year. It was time to say goodbye, but Ana de la Reguera decided to part with a timely message.  She reminded us that next year will mark the Latin GRAMMYs’ 20th anniversary.  Most importantly, she wished that Latin music will continue to inspire, promoting a world where we can learn to be more tolerant and supportive.It was, in a way, the perfect summation of the all-encompassing musical offerings heard during a most memorable evening. Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards: Inside All The Action From Las Vegas Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Catch up on all the hottest performances and biggest winners from the Biggest Night In Latin MusicErnesto LechnerGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 9:26 pm An electrifying version of the torrid pop hit “Está Rico” by original performers Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny and Will Smith opened up the 19th Latin GRAMMY festivities from Las Vegas with the underlying message that the current face of Latin music is a rainbow of ethnicities – a lovingly assembled labyrinth of cultures and styles. Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMYcenter_img Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards 2018-latin-grammy-awards-inside-all-action-las-vegas Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1063237712239448065 Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs From their opening remarks, hosts Ana de la Reguera and Carlos Rivera kept the procedures short and sweet, taking the time to cherish the fact that so many talented performers had gathered together to celebrate Latin music’s most important evening of the year. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 16, 2018 – 11:01 am 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Highlights From Las Vegas Fittingly, the first series of musical numbers underscored the concepts of authenticity and collaboration. Uruguayan troubadour Jorge Drexler performed a lilting “Telefonía” joined by the vocal harmonies of two visionary young divas: Chile’s Mon Laferte and Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade.  Sinaloa band Calibre 50 merged the accordion of norteño with the tuba of banda sinaloense on a soulful “Corrido de Juanito.”  And veteran singer/songwriter Carlos Vives juxtaposed the future and present of Colombian music by singing the tropical-pop scorcher “Hoy Tengo Tiempo” joined by the enchanting Catalina García and her band, the jazzy Monsieur Periné. In terms of Latin GRAMMY winners, the first surprise of the night arrived when Mexican icon Luis Miguel won the coveted Album of the Year award for México Por Siempre!, a lush collection of traditional rancheras.  The crooner was not present to collect the statuette, but charismatic presenter Thalía demonstrated her sense of humor by promising with a wink that she would deliver the Latin GRAMMY in person.In recent years, the almighty reggaetón genre has mutated.  It has grown, diversified, expanded in scope and sensibility.  A poignant reminder of these intriguing new directions arrived in the guise of Colombian singer J Balvin performing “Ambiente.”  Enriched by a moody intro featuring Mexican chanteuse Carla Morrison, Balvin’s singing sounded open and vulnerable against the smoldering reggaetón rhythmic pattern.One of the evening’s most hotly anticipated appearances was Rosalía’s, the 25 year-old singer from Catalonia who this year stirred the status quo of Latin music with an innovative blend of flamenco passion and hip-hop sensibility.  Rosalía did not disappoint, adding an earthy flamenco interlude to her volatile interpretation of global hit “Malamente.” ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Returning to more traditional territory, Puerto Rican singer Víctor Manuelle delivered a spectacular version of “Quiero Tiempo.”  In typical Manuelle fashion—he is a pioneer of the slick salsa romántica wave—the song started as a velvety tropical pop confection, then intensified as the spidery piano tumbao and fiery brass riffs veered into hardcore salsa territory.From authentic salsa soundscapes, the show transitioned into the roots of Mexican folk, as 15 year-old Ángela Aguilar – daughter of Pepe Aguilar, and granddaughter of golden era icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre—moved the audience with a stunning version of the classic “La Llorona.”  Aguilar navigated the lyrics as if it was a torch-song, with a bluesy growl that showcased her remarkable vocal abilities. Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? News Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 8:40 pm Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMYs 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1063264920853143552 Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Read morelast_img read more

Alaska veteran and advocate unbothered by Trump presidency

first_imgOn this Veteran’s day, the nation is transitioning to a new Commander in Chief who, for the first time in history has no elected office or military experience. But that doesn’t bother long time Veteran’s rights advocate Ric Davidge. Davidge started the Alaska Veteran’s Foundation in 2003, he is the head of the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter here and was the chair of the Alaska Veterans for Trump campaign. He says homelessness among veterans is one of the myriad problems that contributes to the more than 2 dozen veteran suicides that happen every day in the nation. Davidge said many Alaska vets choose to live outside of urban areas in the wild.Listen Now “I know them because they come into Anchorage in the summer time, we often hire them to help with various projects and they live here for two or three months, camping out in the woods and make money and they use that money for the rest of the year,” Davidge said. “So Alaska has the highest number per capita of veterans, we have the highest number of veteran suicides, so as an old medic from Vietnam, I’m really motivated to save just a few more lives.”Davidge said he believes Donald Trump will help clean up the VA by giving veterans the option of going to a VA facility or using VA benefits at other medical clinics and hospitals.“That will immediately reduce the waiting list and it would give veterans a choice,” Davidge said. “There are a lot of veterans that want to use a traditional VA program and that’s fine but there are a lot of veterans that don’t and I think if they are given a choice, over a 10 year period, we’ll begin to find out which of those programs works the best.”Davidge just released his new book called The Second American Revolution- First 100 Days. He said the Trump campaign requested and received one of the first copies.last_img read more

Arijit Singh to Diljit Dosanjh 5 Celebs we had no idea were

first_imgRadhika Apte: The darling of Netflix and unconventional cinema in India, Radhika Apte, has been married for a long time. Radhika is in a long-distance marriage with London based musician Benedict Taylor. Talking about how they manage the distance, Radhika had said, “There have been times when it turns into a month-and-a-half due to our schedules, but we don’t ever stretch it beyond that. If you really want to be with somebody, you make that effort; it automatically becomes a priority. And it’s very intuitive, it’s what we need, and what we want to do.” Tulip Joshi: Another famous name, Tulip Joshi, is married. Not many know that the actress married Captain Vinod Nair. He served the Indian Army and is now the owner of Kimmaya Consulting, which is reportedly a million-dollar company.Shekhar Ravjiani: Singer and composer, Shekhar Ravjiani, is married too. The dapper-looking musician is married to Chhaya Ravjiani and the couple has an adorable daughter named Bipasha. Weddings and divorces grab some of the biggest headlines in the entertainment world. However, few celebs choose to keep their weddings a secret. Let’s take a look at five celebs we had no idea were married.center_img Arijit Singh: The most bankable and loved singer of the recent times, Arijit Singh, has someone at home he croons those melodious songs to. Though Arijit’s marital life never made it to the headlines, it recently came to the limelight that the singer apparently has tied the knot twice. As per reports, the singer had first tied the knot with a reality show contestant but, their wedding didn’t last long. Many years later in 2014, Singh, tied the knot in a close-knit ceremony with his childhood sweetheart Koel Roy.Diljit Dosanjh: This might break a million hearts, but, ladies, Diljit Dosanjh is taken. We might not know the name of his wife but the rapper, singer and actor chooses to keep mum every time the talk of troubles in his marital life surfaces. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Diljit had said, “Achi rumour hai(this is a great rumour). I don’t have a lot of money to stay in the news, so I’m happy these things are surfacing. I don’t speak about my personal life. You can say good or bad things about me, but I won’t tolerate if someone says anything about my family.”last_img read more

Luxembourg joins nerve attack row recalls ambassador to Moscow

first_imgBags containing protective clothing are seen after Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons left after visiting the scene of the nerve agent attack on former Russian agent Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury. ReutersLuxembourg is recalling its ambassador to Moscow for consultations in the latest show of solidarity from EU states to Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.The move comes just a day after the tiny but wealthy grand duchy said it would not follow the lead of 18 other EU states that have so far expelled Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury.“In the context of the Salisbury attack, the government of Luxembourg stands in full solidarity with Britain, faced by this grave challenge to our common security,” said a foreign ministry statement.Noting that Luxembourg shared Britain’s assessment that it was highly likely Russia was responsible, it added that “Foreign and European affairs minister Jean Asselborn has decided to recall Luxembourg’s ambassador to Moscow for consultations”.Asselborn had been quoted by broadcaster RTL on Tuesday as saying that Luxembourg would not expel any Russian diplomats.“As far as Luxembourg is concerned, we have a very limited number of Russian diplomats here and, despite all our efforts, we have been unable to prove that any spy or person is working against Luxembourg’s interests,” he said at the time.Luxembourg is one of the EU’s smallest states but is disproportionately influential due to its status as one of the union’s founding countries and the site of several of its key institutions.Bulgaria, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, has taken a similar step by saying it will recall its ambassador for consultations but not expel any Russian diplomats.Austria is one of the key states that has said it will not take any action, saying it wants to be a bridge between east and west.Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia and Portugal have also not taken any action so far.last_img read more