first_imgAt the recently held Bayonne Cal Ripken Baseball’s 20th awards ceremony, Joshua Fox was recognized for winning the Jim Burke Memorial Prep League MVP award. Joshua played for the M J Desmond’s team. Anyone with any questions about Cal Ripken Baseball, please contact Mike Miselis at [email protected] or call 201-436-8787 ×last_img

Tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout

first_imgJakarta: Tens of millions of people on Indonesia’s heavily populated Java island were affected by a widespread electricity outage Sunday after disruptions at several power plants, the state utility PLN said. The shutdown hit parts of the sprawling capital Jakarta — home to some 30 million people — and forced the temporary closure of its new mass rapid transit system. Passengers were safely evacuated from several MRT carriages when the power went out, according to the system’s operator, while the city’s commuter trains were also impacted. The blackout — which began around noon local time (0500 GMT) and was expected to last until later Sunday — caused sporadic disruptions in mobile phone services and cash machines, while some apartment buildings were left in the dark.last_img read more

Kim Campbell says sleeveless dresses demeaning for TV broadcasters

first_imgTORONTO – Kim Campbell is admonishing female news anchors who wear sleeveless dresses on the air, calling the bare-armed attire “demeaning.”The former prime minister tweeted her displeasure with the fashion choice on Tuesday morning by saying “bare arms undermine credibility and gravitas.”She faced quick criticism and one tweeter pointed out that former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama frequently wore sleeveless dresses.Campbell replied that she was specifically referring to female broadcasters.She pointed to an essay by U.S. speaking coach Nick Morgan for back-up, who asserts in a blog post that “if you show up in front of us with skin exposed, we’re going to think about your body.”He also takes issue with men who wear an “expensive, cool-looking casual T-shirt” for an important speech.On her verified Twitter account, Campbell said: “I am struck by how many women on television news wear sleeveless dresses — often when sitting with suited men.”“I have always felt it was demeaning to the women and (Morgan’s blog post) suggests that I am right. Bare arms undermine credibility and gravitas!”Most people online appeared to disagree, including Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, who tweeted in response that she believes “in the right of Canadians to bare arms.”“Wait. Wut? Credibility is earned by wearing sleeves? I give up,” Rempel tweeted from her verified account, @MichelleRempel.“Please be joking, Kim,” pleaded another tweet.Another user pointed out that Canada’s first and only female prime minister — who was in office from June 25, 1993 to Oct. 24, 1993 — once bared her shoulders for a provocative photo in 1993.She’s seen in the black and white image holding up a suit of lawyer’s robes in front of her body, as if naked.Again, Campbell replied she wasn’t presenting the news at the time.“Photo was art — juxtaposition of bare shoulders (femininity) and legal robes — (male dominated power structure),” she tweeted.The controversy harkens back to a similar uproar over female attire on the now-defunct Sun News Network.That flap erupted soon after the right-wing all-news network debuted in April 2011, with National Post columnist Tasha Kheiriddin deriding the network’s female journalists for dressing like cocktail hostesses in “low cut, sleeveless” attire.At the time, Luiza Ch. Savage of Maclean’s magazine also called the all-news network “Skank TV” in a tweet that was eventually retracted.last_img read more

US Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March will be offloaded in San Diego today by the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche.The drugs were seized from six suspected smuggling vessels found off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the Coast Guard cutters Waesche, Active and Steadfast, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.“The Coast Guard increased U.S. and allied presence in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy,” according to the statement. “During at-sea interdictions in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military or law enforcement personnel coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South based in Key West, Florida.”The Waesche, which is homeported in Alameda, California, was responsible for stopping two vessels, while the Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Washington, and the Steadfast, homeported in Astoria, Oregon, also stopped two vessels each. KUSI Newsroom April 5, 2019center_img Updated: 6:29 PM U.S. Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized Posted: April 5, 2019last_img read more

Gazipur city polls in frames

Photo: Tanvir AhammedAn elderly person casts his vote in a school in Kanaiya, Gazipur on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA large number of women arrived to vote in the morning. Tanvir Ahammed took the photo from Kanaiya government primary school on 26 June.Photo: Dipu MalakarBNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker’s supporters display victory signs as he  casts his vote at Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Dipu MalakarBGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) members patrol College Road near Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA child watches as Awami League mayoral candidate Jahangir Alam casts his vote at Kanaiya government primary school in Gazipur on 26 June. Voting has begun in the Gazipur City Corporation polls on Tuesday. This is the first time that the contestants compete with their respective party symbols here.BNP’s Hasan Uddin Sarker and Awami League’s Jahangir Alam are main mayoral candidates among the seven vying for the office.The election was scheduled to be held on 15 May, but on 6 May the High Court stayed the election following a writ petition. Later, an apex court cleared the way for the polls and the election commission rescheduled it for 26 June.Voting began at 8:00am and will end at 4:00pm. There are 57 ward councils in the city corporation and one candidate has been elected uncontested. A total of 254 candidates are contesting in the remaining 56 councils. For the reserved 19 seats of women councillors, 84 are competing.Prothom Alo caught the day in pictures. Photo: Saiful IslamA woman uses an EVM (electronic voting machine) to cast her vote at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June. Photo: Saiful IslamVoters queue up despite light rain from the morning at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June.  read more