Pikes plastic plight Alberta man frees fish cinched in two by bottle

first_imgCALGARY – Adam Turnbull has been catching fish in the South Saskatchewan River for 17 years and had never seen anything like it.Turnbull, 28, was reeling in a northern pike near his home in Medicine Hat, Alta., last weekend and immediately realized something wasn’t quite right.“When I first saw the fish in the water, I thought maybe it had been attacked by another pike or a walleye … until I actually picked the fish out of the water and noticed the plastic,” Turnbull said Wednesday in a phone interview.The plastic was a sports drink wrapper that had nearly cinched the pike in two in the middle of its body.“I was surprised he was able to survive like that with how big of a wound that was. It was at least three-quarters of an inch deep all the way around,” said Turnbull, who added he was angry at what the fish must have gone through.“People would think it’s a small, tiny little wrapper. What’s it going to do if I chuck it on the ground? Well, there’s your proof of what it does. I’ve never seen it first-hand myself so I was shocked,” he said.“I definitely did feel sorry for it. When I picked it up, I felt horrible for the fish. To see it obviously in pain was pretty sad.”Turnbull said the plastic belt around the fish didn’t seem that tight and he was able to cut it off with a pair of scissors. He said it didn’t dawn on him to keep the fish.“It never even crossed my mind to kill it, because if it survived this long with it, why wouldn’t it survive without it?“It definitely had some life. As soon as I put it in the water after getting the wrapper off, it darted out of my hand and it didn’t even have a weird kick to its tail. It swam normally.”A conservation specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association said the pike’s plight isn’t uncommon.Joanna Skrajny said it shows what kind of an effect something as simple as a plastic wrapper can have on nature.“It seems to be getting more and more common. There are cases where nesting birds have so much plastic in their stomachs that they are unable to eat,” she said.Skrajny isn’t sure about the pike’s survival chances, but doesn’t blame Turnbull for letting it go.“The longer a fish is out of water the lower the chance of survival, but it makes you feel good that someone did the right thing.”Turnbull took to social media to express his outrage and share the photos of the fish.“Pick up your garbage. This is a … wrapper which takes up no room in your pocket until you get to a garbage can. Please share!”“I’m happy it’s raising as much awareness,” he said.“I’m glad a lot of people are able to see this is what your trash does. If it helps some people pick up some extra garbage, then, hey, I’m happy.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Jacqueline to make digital debut

first_imgMumbai: Jacqueline Fernandez is set to make foray into the digital entertainment space with Netflix thriller Mrs Serial Killer, the streaming service announced on April 24. The film is directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan. “When her husband is framed and imprisoned for serial murders, a doting wife must perform a murder exactly like the serial killer, to prove her husband innocent,” reads the one-line synopsis of the movie. The feature is one of the 10 new Netflix Indian original films that the streamer announced last week. Mrs Serial Killer is slated to be released on the streaming platform later this year. By the end of 2020, a total of 15 new original Indian films – including previously announced titles Music Teacher, Cobalt Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul – will be available to Netflix subscribers around the world, the streamer said previously.last_img read more

Morocco Arrests Italian National Suspected of Being Camorra Mafia Leader

Rabat – Moroccan police arrested an Italian national suspected of being a leader in the Italian criminal network Camorra on Monday, March 18. Camorra is one of Italy’s oldest and largest criminal syndicates with an active international presence.Police apprehended the 44-year-old in the Ourika region, 30 kilometers from Marrakech. They acted in response to a red notice issued on January 7 by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the request of Italian authorities.Interpol issued the red notice due to the suspect’s alleged involvement in premeditated murder and the possession of unauthorized firearms, said the national police (DGSN) in a statement. According to the DGSN, the suspect was remanded in custody in preparation for extradition. Morocco has already notified Italy of the arrest. The arrest is part of increased bilateral security cooperation between Morocco and Italy. It also serves as an example of the reinforcement of search mechanisms for individuals wanted by international arrest warrants.In October 2018, the Moroccan minister of justice, Mohamed Aujjar, and the president of the Italian Council of State, Filippo Patroni Griffi, spoke at a conference in Rome about the importance of Morocco and Italy exchanging expertise and information. One of the stated goals of such an exchange was the enforcement of court judgements and arrest warrants made in both countries.Police have previously linked Camorra members to trafficking drugs from Morocco and Spain in addition to money laundering, extortion, and murder. read more

Rogers announces highspeed roaming agreement with US carrier ATT

TORONTO — Rogers has announced an LTE roaming agreement with U.S. carrier AT&T for it mobile phone customers.The news comes the same day as the CRTC’s deadline for telecom companies to submit their roaming fee rates for customers who travel to the U.S. and any network sharing agreements between Canadian and American carriers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has said it wants to review rates from the industry to “assess its competitiveness” on the country’s wireless industry and what choices are available to consumers.Rogers says its $7.99 daily roaming rate in the U.S., which was set independently of the roaming agreement with AT&T, was first announced in May.Bell recently cut its U.S. travel bundle and Telus has said its rates have consistently been lower than its competitors.The CRTC’s new wireless code, which will apply to new contracts for cellphones and other mobile devices starting on Dec. 2, requires additional roaming charges be capped at $100 unless the customer has agreed to pay more for use. read more

Epstein victim says she attempted to escape his private love island after

After months of hell, there was suddenly hope. Sarah Ransome saw an unattended quad bike and raced off to a remote corner of the 70-acre Caribbean island. She planned to swim from the private island of Little St James to St Thomas island.“I had been raped three times that day,” she said. “A shark would have been my best friend at that point. I didn’t even think about it.”She didn’t get far. Her host, Jeffrey Epstein, had installed cameras all over the island, she said. Within minutes a team had appeared in pursuit.In 2017, Ms Ransome filed a lawsuit against Mr Epstein, his confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, and three others, claiming that for seven months she had been trafficked for sex. Ms Maxwell denies the allegations.The case was eventually settled out of court, but to encourage others to come forward Ms Ransome is telling her story in the wake of Epstein’s suicide — highlighting how he would prey on very young women and use them to expand his global network. She even thinks he cynically changed his tactics to target “older” women after finding himself under investigation.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.It began in Johannesburg, where Ms Ransome was born to British parents. Her mother was the daughter of Lord Gordon Macpherson, the second baron of Drumochter; her father, to whom she remains close, left at an early age and moved to Cape Town. When she was 14 she says she was raped by a wealthy schoolmate of her brother’s. South African police dropped the case. It was her first taste of being let down by the authorities. Epstein controlled every aspect of their lives, Ms Ransome said – their homes, their food, their medical care, their physical appearances.Although willowy and 5ft 9in, she was told to starve herself down to eight stone. “They would put plates of food down in front of me, and then they would be snatched away.”In 2007 Ms Ransome was sent to South Africa to “look for” a personal assistant for Epstein — he insisted she must be 18 and from a model agency.She refused, knowing the girl’s fate. Soon after that she fled, not returning to New York until last month to address the court in a hearing to formally close Epstein’s case.The day Epstein was arrested was without question the best day of my life. Without questionHe died in a suspected suicide on Aug 10, although Ms Ransome believes he was murdered on behalf of powerful people who needed to silence him.“The day Epstein was arrested was without question the best day of my life. Without question,” she said.Miss Maxwell’s lawyers, in a motion to dismiss the 2017 suit, have said: “Ms Ransome may have come to regret her consensual relationship with Mr Epstein but that does not mean she was the victim of unlawful sex trafficking or that Ms Maxwell is somehow liable.”Ms Ransome is determined that the people around Epstein should be made to reveal what they knew. “I was asked to recruit in South Africa,” she said. “Who else was asked? What about Paris? You think there are no 15-year-olds in Paris who have been abused?” Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City. REUTERS/Marco Bello oe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images She left for the Scottish Highlands to move in with her aunt and uncle. She became head girl at Grantown Grammar and then a student at university in Edinburgh, but dropped out.At 22 and after a tumultuous relationship, she left for a New York fashion school. Two weeks later she was approached by a girl at a nightclub. “She found out everything about me very quickly,” she said. “I was so broken; I was an open book. It was like: ‘There’s this amazing guy, a philanthropist, this wealthy guy, he’s amazing, he’s helped me so much, he’s helped me achieve my dreams, he can help you.’A “charming, charismatic” Epstein then took her out. Two days later the girl called to say he really liked her and wanted to fly her to his Caribbean island by private plane. Alone in New York, she accepted.She said: “From the time I got on the island, that was when the abuse began. They called me in for ‘massages’,” she said, making quotation marks in the air. “I don’t think people quite believe that it was literally… there were some days I was raped three times a day. And then he would rape others.” He would also “lend” her and other girls to his friends.She said she met Ms Maxwell on the first visit to the island. The pair “were like brother and sister”, she said.Epstein “preyed on girls who had nothing”, she said, “They were pretty much homeless — I was pretty much homeless. I had just come from an abusive relationship in Edinburgh. I had no money. He promised me a visa, and entrance to the Fashion Institute. He held all the power.”By now Ms Ransome lived in an Upper East Side apartment building owned by Epstein. She had no idea he had other girls also housed there. Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, is seen in an aerial view near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands July 21, 2019. read more

UN health agency urges action now in European countries to prevent Zika

“Now is the time for countries to prepare themselves to reduce the risk to their populations. As there is no vaccine or treatment for Zika virus disease, we must protect the European region by stopping the disease at its source,” said Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in a press release. “A number of travellers infected with Zika have entered Europe, but the disease has not been transmitted further, as the mosquito is still inactive. With the onset of spring and summer, the risk that Zika virus will spread increases,” she added. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan declared on Monday that the recent cluster of microcephaly and neurological disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and requires a united response. Dr. Chan defined it an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to other parts of the world, on the basis of a strong suspicion of a causal link between this cluster of disorders and Zika virus disease, as agreed by the experts on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee. “The combination of broad geographical distribution of mosquito species that can transmit the virus, the absence of immunity against the virus throughout the world and lack of both a vaccine and rapid, reliable diagnostic tests raises concerns that Zika virus disease will spread globally,” warned Dr. Jakab. Meanwhile, asked whether the new case in Dallas, Texas, in the United States was a major cause for alarm, WHO Communications Officer, Gregory Hartl, said of course it’s a concern but 99 per cent or more of cases are transmitted by mosquitoes. “What is most important in all this is protecting oneself from mosquito bites in the first place, and the protection starts with national authorities doing good vector control programmes, and at an individual level there are several things one can do to stay away from mosquitoes and to reduce ones chance of getting bitten,” he said. This includes wearing proper clothing, using insect repellent, staying indoors during peak mosquito times, and sleeping under bed nets. Infographic: How to prevent mosquito breeding sites in and around your home read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse coach Nick Myers continues dream with US Lacrosse

Coach Nick Myers addresses members of the OSU men’s lacrosse team.Credit: Molly Tavoletti / Lantern reporterDon’t settle. Don’t get comfortable. Pave your own way.Ohio State men’s lacrosse coach Nick Myers said he strives to instill that advice in his Buckeye team, and will soon encourage another group of young men as the head coach of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 team, a position he said he humbly accepts.“The opportunity to put the stars and stripes on and be a part of Team USA and associate with US Lacrosse is something I’ve dreamed about,” Myers said. “The mission is to go there and win a championship.”Myers grew up in southern Maine, a location that isn’t necessarily known for breeding lacrosse players. But as the sport made a slow and steady spread from traditional hotbeds like New York and Maryland, he credited his stepfather for first placing a stick in his hands, guiding him on an admittedly nontraditional journey to where he is today.“In sixth or seventh grade, we were the only kids in our town that had sticks,” Myers said. “We were running a club team kind of out of our house … In high school I never played on a varsity team, it was always a club team.”After graduating from Springfield College (Massachusetts) in 2001 with a Division III All-American honor, he almost immediately began his relationship with OSU, starting as a volunteer assistant during the 2002-03 season. He simultaneously waited tables at Outback Steakhouse to make ends meet, but said the sacrifices were worthwhile.He never looked back from there, taking just six years to reach the top of the program.“I’ve really grown up in this athletic department,” Myers said. “I was 21 when I first got here, now I’m 35. It’s been a lot of growth.”Since becoming head coach in 2008, Myers has led the Buckeyes to the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament, the 2013 NCAA quarterfinals with the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament, and has reaped numerous All-American and all-conference honors. While Myers has shown success on the field, he said he believes achieving success requires much more than just winning.At OSU, Myers established a leadership council and developed a mentor program between seniors and freshmen, recognizing the student-athlete challenges while offering support.“We’re working to create a really strong foundation and to develop them as men,” he said. “We ask, ‘Are they leaving here with a skill set that has really been refined?’ And if we can do that, we’re hopefully doing more than just coaching them on the field.”After earning a degree in education and marrying a teacher, Myers said he never imagined a career outside coaching. And though he lives to teach others, he said he recognizes the importance of self-growth as well, crediting the many mentors he himself has learned from along the way.“Each year you have an opportunity to impact more student athletes but you’re always looking outside yourself to grow, to learn,” Myers said. “There are so many people I’ve had the opportunity to work with who have taught me a great deal, people who are willing to take the time to spend with a coach who’s still learning the ropes.”Among those mentors, Myers particularly credits former OSU coach Joe Breschi for enabling his success both on and off the field, something Breschi said he is proud of.“He is a wonderful tactician and has great passion for the game,” Breschi said. “Nick has the unique ability to balance coaching, family and faith while keeping all life’s challenges in perspective.”As a coach, Myers perpetually seeks to “sharpen his saw,” and as a husband and father of two boys, ages 2 and 4 (who are already armed with sticks, helmets and pads), the balance he strives for off the field is essential with his team at OSU.“The ones who separate themselves are the ones who can be humbled, yet are still starving to get better,” Myers said. “We encourage our men to be go-getters, to be hungry, to crave feedback and to be pushed and challenged.”Myers and the Buckeyes are currently hungry for their first road win of 2015, and have a chance to pick one up against Bellarmine on Friday. The game set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Louisville, Ky. read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markles order of service in full

Marche Heroique – Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Psalm-Prelude Set 1, No. 2 – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)Symphony No. 4, Andante Cantabile – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)Prelude on Rhosymedre – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)From 11.10 am the Orchestra will play:Salut d’Amour – Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)St Paul’s Suite, movement 4 – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)Lady Radnor’s Suite movements 2, 3 & 5 – Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1914)Capriol Suite, movements 2, 3, & 5 – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)Fantasia on Greensleeves – Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSerenade for Strings, movement 1 – Sir Edward ElgarChanson de Matin – Sir Edward Elgar, arr. Benjamin Woodgates (b. 1986)TimingsAt 11.25 am Members of the Royal Family arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Dean of Windsor who presents the Canons of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those in the Quire stand as they are conducted to their places.All sit.At 11.40 am The Bridegroom and his Best Man arrive at the West Door and are received by the Dean of Windsor. All stand as the Bridegroom and his Best Man are conducted to the Bray Chantry Chapel. St George’s ChapelSet in the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel is a building of rare beauty, begun in 1475 by King Edward IV. Oh, stand by me.Oh stand, stand by me. Stand by me.If the sky that we look upon,Should tumble and fall,Or the mountain should crumble to the sea.I won’t cry, I won’t cry.No, I won’t shed a tear.Just as long as you stand, stand by me,Darling, darling, stand by me…Whenever you’re in trouble,Won’t you stand by me, oh stand by me.Oh stand, stand by me. Stand by me.Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) Ben E. King (1938-2015) and Mike Stroller (b. 1933)arr. by Mark Delisser (b. 1973)The VowsAll remain seated as the Archbishop leads the vowsHARRY and MEGHAN, I now invite you to join hands and make your vows, in the presence of God and his people.The Bride and Bridegroom face each other and join hands. The Bridegroom saysI HARRY, take you, MEGHAN, to be my wife, to have and to hold from, this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.The Bride says The boss in the roof over the Organ Screen bears the arms of King Henry VIII, who is buried in a vault beneath the Quire of the Chapel. send your blessing upon Harry and Meghan,and all who are joined in marriage,that, rejoicing in your willand continuing under your protection,they may both live and growin your love all their days,through Jesus Christ our Lord.AmenWho is doing what?The service is led by The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean of Windsor.The marriage is solemnised by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.The service is sung by the choir of St George’s Chapel, conducted by Mr James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel. The Organ is played byMr Luke Bond, Assistant Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and Mr Jason Richards, Organ Scholar, St George’s Chapel.The Cellist, Mr Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a British Cellist who won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award.The Orchestra is made up of musicians drawn from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia, conducted byMr Christopher Warren-Green.For the Procession of the Bride, they are joined by:Ms Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano) and Mr David Blackadder (Trumpet).Ms Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir.The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry. The Archbishop of Canterbury – The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin WelbyCanon Steward – The Reverend Canon Dr Mark PowellCanon Precentor – The Reverend Canon Martin PollVice-Dean – The Reverend Canon Dr Hueston FinlayAll sitAt the entrance of the Bride, all stand.A fanfare will sound at the Bride’s arrival.The Bride, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, moves in procession through the Nave where she is joined by her Father, Mr Thomas Markle, to the High Altar. The Bridegroom and his Best Man await.IntroitPerformed by the Orchestra and Ms Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano) with Mr David Blackadder (Trumpet).Eternal source of light divine,With double warmth thy beams display,And with distinguished glory shine,To add a lustre to this day.George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)All remain standing.At the High Altar, The Dean of Windsor greets the congregation.The welcomeThe Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you:and also with you.God is love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.1 John 4. 16All sit. The great coloured glass West Window is one of the finest in England and is said to be the third largest in the country; in seventy-five lights, the vast majority of which date from between 1503 and 1509, it depicts a host of warrior saints, archbishops and kings and, in the bottom right hand corner, with hammer in hand the likeness of William Vertue the mason and architect responsible for the building of the Nave and Quire Vault.Those seated in the Quire of the Chapel are able to see one of the Chapel’s greatest treasures, the carved oak stalls dating from between 1478 and 1485.Each stall is a work of art and a triumph of craftsmanship, each unique in its detail.Above each of the Companions’ stalls hangs his or her banner and on the canopy of a Knight’s stall is his helmet and crest and sword of knighthood, symbolically half-drawn from its scabbard to show his readiness to take up arms in defence of the Sovereign and the realm. The Lady Companions do not bear arms. On the back of the stalls are nearly 800 plates which commemorate Knights of the Garter past and present.On the High Altar is a jewelled Cross, given by Queen Victoria, and two silver gilt candlesticks dating from the reign of King Charles II. Also displayed are three gilt dishes of very great size, elaborately embossed; one was intended to have been the gift of Mary of Orange, sister of King Charles II, while the other two smaller dishes are the gift of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, wife of the future King James II.Looking down on the Quire from above is the wooden oriel window installed in the Chantry Chapel of King Edward IV by King Henry VIII so that his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, might watch the ceremonies of the Installation of Knights of the Garter in the Quire below.The window bears the arms of Henry and Katherine and the intertwined Tudor Rose of England and the Pomegranate of Aragon.It has frequently been used as a Royal Pew or watching chamber and it was from this vantage point that Queen Victoria watched the wedding in the Chapel below of her son, the Prince of Wales, to Princess Alexandra of Denmark on 10 March 1863. It was at this same wedding that the fine East Window, created by Messrs Clayton and Bell in commemoration of the late Prince Albert, was first seen. PrayerGod of love, Send her victorious,Happy and glorious,Long to reign over us,God save The Queen!The procession of the bride and bridegroomDuring the Procession the following is playedSymphony no. 1 in B-flat – Allegro William Boyce (1711-1779)Amen/This little light of mine – Etta James Jester Hairston (1901-2000) and Harry Dixon Loes (1892-1965)All remain standing during the Procession of the Bride and Bridegroom, until members of their families have left the Chapel.All remain standing as the Ecclesiastical Procession leaves by way of the Organ Screen and the North Quire Aisle.Thereafter please leave the Chapel as directed by the Lay Stewards.Those in the Quire should leave by way of the South Door in order to stand on Chapter Grass to view the Carriage procession on Chapel Hill. Here is the order of service for Harry and Meghan’s wedding in full:The Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle Saturday, 19 May, 2018 at 12 NoonThe following Pastoral Introduction is taken from Common Worship:A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine.Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ.It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.On this their wedding day the bride and bridegroom face each other, make their promises and receive God’s blessing. You are witnesses of the marriage, and express your support by your presence and your prayers. Your support does not end today: the couple will value continued encouragement in the days and years ahead of them. The prefaceThe Dean of Windsor reads the preface.In the presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we have come together to witness the marriage of HENRY CHARLES ALBERT DAVID and RACHEL MEGHAN, to pray for God’s blessing on them, to share their joy and to celebrate their love.Marriage is a gift of God in creation through which husband and wife may know the grace of God.It is given that as man and woman grow together in love and trust, they shall be united with one another in heart, body and mind, as Christ is united with his bride, the Church.The gift of marriage brings husband and wife together in the delight and tenderness of sexual union and joyful commitment to the end of their lives.It is given as the foundation of family life in which children are born and nurtured and in which each member of the family, in good times and in bad, may find strength, companionship and comfort, and grow to maturity in love.Marriage is a way of life made holy by God, and blessed by the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with those celebrating a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Music before the serviceFrom 10.35 am Mr Luke Bond, Assistant Director of Music, will play: The hymnLord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,Whose trust, ever child-like,no cares could destroy,Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,Your bliss in our hearts, Lord,at the break of the day.Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,Whose strong handswere skilled at the plane and the lathe,Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,Your strength in our hearts, Lord,at the noon of the day.Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,Your hands swift to welcome,your arms to embrace, She answersI will.The Archbishop says to the congregationWill you, the families and friends of HARRY and MEGHAN, support and uphold them in their marriage now and in the years to come?All answerWe will.The Archbishop invites the people to pray, silence is kept and he saysThe collectGod our Father, from the beginningyou have blessed creation with abundant life.Pour out your blessings upon HARRY and MEGHAN,that they may be joined in mutual love and companionship,in holiness and commitment to each other.We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.All sit. SacristanThe Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor CastleThe Director of Music -Mr James VivianMinor Canon – The Reverend Franklin LeeChaplain to The Queen – The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-WilkinCoptic Orthodox Archbishop of London – His Eminence Archbishop AngaelosPresiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the USA – The Most Reverend Michael Curry The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,Your love in our hearts, Lord,at the eve of the day.Jan Struther (1901-53) ‘Slane’, Traditional Irish MelodyThe declarationsAll remain standing as the Archbishop leads the declarationsFirst, I am required to ask anyone present who knows a reason why these persons may not lawfully marry, to declare it now.The Archbishop says to the CoupleThe vows you are about to take are to be made in the presence of God, who is judge of all and knows all the secrets of our hearts; therefore if either of you knows a reason why you may not lawfully marry, you must declare it now.The Archbishop says to the BridegroomHarry, will you take MEGHAN to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?He answersI will.The Archbishop says to the BrideMEGHAN, will you take HARRY to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honour and protect him, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? The Chapel, built in the striking English Perpendicular Gothic style of the period, was intended both to be a new and fitting home for the College of St George and the Order of the Garter (founded over a century previously in 1348), and to be a Royal Chapel in which the Sovereign and the Royal Family might worship God and to which they might come on various occasions-some solemn, and many, like today’s wedding or the Garter Service next month, celebratory-to receive God’s blessing and to hear prayer offered in God’s presence.The Opus Dei, or daily round of prayer, is offered by the members of the College who live in the precincts of the Chapel and whose duty it is to pray morning and evening for the Sovereign and the Companions of the Order of the Garter.There are twenty-three services each week, all of which are open to members of the public.Perhaps the Chapel’s most striking feature is the vaulted stone roof of very wide span, held up only by the light and graceful walls and the external flying buttresses.Most of the coloured bosses on the roof of the Chapel bear the badges and arms of King Henry VII and those of his servants who helped to build part of the Chapel, finished in 1528. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St George’s Chapel, WindsorCredit:Getty All remain seated.The proclamationThe Archbishop addresses the peopleIN 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 Archbishop joins their right hands together and saysThose whom God has joined together let no-one put asunder.The anthemAll remain seated while the Choir of St George’s Chapel sing the anthem.The Lord bless you and keep youTHE Lord bless you and keep you:The Lord make his face to shine upon you,to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you,and give you peace. Amen.John Rutter (b. 1945)All remain seated.The blessing of the marriageThe Archbishop saysBlessed are you, O Lord our God, for you have created joy and gladness, pleasure and delight, love, peace and fellowship. Pour out the abundance of your blessing upon HARRY and MEGHAN in their new life together. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts and a crown upon their heads. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; awake and asleep, in joy and in sorrow, in life and in death. Finally, in your mercy, bring them to that banquet where your saints feast for ever in your heavenly home. We ask this through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. I MEGHAN, take you, HARRY, to be my husband, to have and to hold , from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.They loose hands. Bid my anxious fears subside;Death of death, and hell’s DestructionLand me safe on Canaan’s side:Songs of praisesI will ever give to thee.William Williams (1717-91) ‘Cwm Rhondda’, John Hughes (1873-1932)Descant verse: James Vivian (b. 1974)The blessingAll remain standing as the Dean of Windsor says the blessing.God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love, defend you on every side, and guide you in truth and peace; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.All remain standing.The organ plays as those who are signing the registers move from the Quire to the North Quire Aisle.All sit at the conclusion of the organ music.During the Signing of the Register the following is played by Mr Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Orchestra:Sicilienne – Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824) arr. Chris Hazell (b.1948)Apres un reve – Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) arr. Chris HazellAve Maria – Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arr. Chris HazellAll stand as the Bride and Bridegroom return to the Quire.National AnthemGod save our gracious Queen,Long live our noble Queen,God save The Queen! Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.’Set me as a seal upon your heart,as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.If one offered for love all the wealth of one’s house, it would be utterly scorned.MotetAll remain seated while the Choir of St George’s Chapel sing the motetIf ye love meIF ye love me,keep my commandments,and I will pray the Father,and he shall give you another comforter,that he may ‘bide with you forever,e’en the spirit of truth.Thomas Tallis (1505-85)All remain seated.The addressThe address by The Most Reverend Michael Curry.All remain seated.Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir will sing ‘Stand by me’ from the West End of The Chapel.WHEN the night has come,And the land is dark,And the moon is the only light we see.No, I won’t be afraid.Oh, I won’t be afraid,Just as long as you stand, stand by me.So darling, darling, stand by me, St George’s ChapelCredit:Getty St George's Chapel The giving of the ringsHEAVENLY Father, by your blessing let these rings be to HARRY and MEGHAN a symbol of unending love and faithfulness, to remind them of the vow and covenant which they have made this day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.The Bridegroom places the ring on the fourth finger of the Bride’s left hand and, holding it there, saysMEGHAN, I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.They loose hands and the Bride places a ring on the fourth finger of the Bridegroom’s left hand and, holding it there, saysHARRY, I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Marriage is a sign of unity and loyalty which all should uphold and honour. It enriches society and strengthens community.No one should enter into it lightly or selfishly but reverently and responsibly in the sight of almighty God.HARRY and MEGHAN are now to enter this way of life. They will each give their consent to the other and make solemn vows, and in token of this they will each give and receive a ring.We pray with them that the Holy Spirit will guide and strengthen them, that they may fulfil God’s purposes for the whole of their earthly life together.All stand. At 11.42 am Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Vice-Dean who presents the Canons of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those in the Quire stand as they are conducted to their places.At 11.45 am the Mother of the Bride, Ms Doria Ragland, arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor and is conducted to her seat in the Quire.At 11.52 am Her Majesty The Queen arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor who presents the Canons of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those in the Quire stand as Her Majesty is conducted to her place in the Quire.A fanfare will sound.All stand as the Choir and Clergy move in procession to the Quire. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, bless, preserve and keep you; the Lord mercifully grant you the riches of his grace, that you may please him both in body and soul, and, living together in faith and love, may receive the blessings of eternal life. Amen.All sit or kneel.The prayersThe prayers led by Archbishop Angaelos and The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin from the Nave.Faithful God, holy and eternal, source of life and spring of love, we thank and praise you for bringing HARRY and MEGHAN to this day, and we pray for them.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May their marriage be life-giving and life-long, enriched by your presence and strengthened by your grace; may they bring comfort and confidence to each other in faithfulness and trust.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May the hospitality of their home bring refreshment and joy to all around them; may their love overflow to neighbours in need and embrace those in distress.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May they discern in your word order and purpose for their lives; and may the power of your Holy Spirit lead them in truth and defend them in adversity. ReadingFrom the Song of Solomon, read by The Lady Jane Fellowes from the Nave:My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land.The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May they nurture their family with devotion, see their children grow in body, mind and spirit and come at last to the end of their lives with hearts content and in joyful anticipation of heaven.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught usOour Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come, your will be done; on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.All stand.HymnGuide me, O thou great Redeemer,Pilgrim through this barren land;I am weak, but thou art mighty,Hold me with thy powerful hand:Bread of heaven,Feed me till I want no more.Open now the crystal fountainWhence the healing stream doth flow;Let the fire and cloudy pillarLead me all my journey through:Strong deliverer,Be thou still my strength and shield.When I tread the verge of Jordan, Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Win our great AllIreland final prize tickets to Dublin v Kerry plus

first_img https://the42.ie/4775190 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By The42 Team Aug 20th 2019, 6:05 PM Win our great All-Ireland final prize – tickets to Dublin v Kerry plus a night in the four-star Brooks Hotel The42 Members will automatically be entered in the hat for our monthly prize draw. 5 Comments Become A Member Share9 Tweet Email4 44,272 Views Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 1:30 PM – Congratulations to our prize winner, Lonan McDowell. Enjoy the game on Sunday!WHEN TWO TRIBES go to war… trying to get a ticket is Mission: Impossible.This year’s All-Ireland football final pairing could hardly have been scripted better: Dublin, chasing a historic five-in-a-row, up against their dearest rivals and the team with more incentive than anyone else to stop them, Kerry.Sky blue and navy versus green and gold — the countdown to 1 September is on.And so we’re delighted to announce that our September prize draw, exclusive to The42 Members, will send one lucky winner to Croke Park on All-Ireland final day.Along with a pair of tickets to the latest unmissable chapter in the Dublin v Kerry rivalry, the winner will also be treated to an overnight stay for two that night in the four-star Brooks Hotel in Dublin, with a meal in the Jasmine bar, and a full Irish breakfast the following morning.If you have already joined up as a member, you don’t need to do anything. You’ll be automatically entered into this draw and we’ll contact the winner with the good news on Thursday, 29 August.If you haven’t joined up as a member yet, don’t worry, there’s still time — join up before noon on 29 August and we’ll make sure your name is in the hat too.For more info on The42 Membership and all of the great benefits you get, click here, or visit members.the42.ie to sign up.– Congratulations to Robbie Dunne who won our August Members draw for two tickets to the All-Ireland senior hurling final along with a stay in Brooks Hotel. Short URL – First published 20 August, 18.05last_img read more

Facebook propose un nouveau service doffres groupées

first_imgFacebook propose un nouveau service d’offres groupéesLe réseau social a lancé mercredi un service d’offres groupées semblable à celui du site Groupon.Facebook veut marcher sur les plates-bandes de Groupon. Le réseau social a en effet lancé mercredi son nouveau service d’offres groupées, à l’instar de ce que Groupon propose déjà. Il consiste en une promotion accordée lorsque plusieurs internautes, en l’occurrence des “amis” du réseau Facebook, en font la demande. “Ces bons plans vont êtres disponibles prochainement à Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego et San Francisco”, a expliqué un communiqué de Facebook, relayé par Le Monde. Groupon, qui offre quotidiennement un ou plusieurs coupons pour des services ou produits à tarifs réduits, qui ne sont activés que si un nombre suffisant d’internautes y ont souscrit, voit donc le géant Facebook lui faire concurrence. Le site basé à Chicago compte néanmoins déjà 60 millions d’abonnés dans 45 pays et s’est permis le luxe de refuser une offre de rachat de 4,3 milliards d’euros de la part de Google. Le 17 mars 2011 à 15:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Kessie is following in the footsteps of Bakayoko

first_imgTiemoue Bakayoko should be an example to all AC Milan players, according to Franck Kessie.AC Milan breezed past Empoli 3-0 at the San Siro thanks to goals from Piatek, Kessie and Samu Castillejo.The win took the Rossoneri within a point of third place, awaiting Inter’s match with Fiorentina.However, the Ivorian midfielder who was on target feels Milan players should emulate the hard-work of Chelsea loanee Bakayako in their quest for a Champions League ticket.“There’s a long way to go yet. We have to keep going, pick up three points every time and continue to win,” Kessie told Football Italia.“We just have to work hard and do what the Coach asks. I have to continue like this, do better than last season and try to score more goals.”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….Bakayoko was jeered during the first few months of his Milan career, on loan from Chelsea, but was given a standing ovation at San Siro tonight.Kessie goal… cheeky… #MIlan pic.twitter.com/wQNPn4PVFe— Jay 🇮🇳 (@JayGooner_) February 22, 2019“This is football, when things go badly, everyone jeers. Now Bakayoko is doing remarkable things, helps the team so much and we must remember if we all follow his example, we can win every game.”Milan are still in the hunt for the Coppa Italia and with Piatek in prolific form, it may be risky to write them off.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 9 Car Stolen Road Rage Incident Mailbox Struck

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, January 9, 2019:A Cunningham Street caller reported a vehicle knocked over their mailbox this morning. (7:15am)A caller stated a male party in a white Ford stopped traffic on Burlington Avenue, exited his vehicle, and yelled profanities at a party in a black jeep. All parties were gone by the time police arrived. (9:35am)A Davis Road caller reported a suspicious SUV parked in a neighbor’s yard for awhile. Neighbors aren’t home. Police responded. Checked OK. Workers were installing flooring inside the residence. (11:18am)A walk-in party reported a stolen rental vehicle, last parked on Ballardvale Street. (1:12pm)A passerby reported a large object in the roadway on Wildwood Street. Police responded. Item was a tarp, which police retrieved and gave to its owner. (4:13pm)A caller reported they believe they lost about 5,000 Yen ($50 US) at a Main Street gas station. Caller called back to report he found the money. (6:46pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Tata Steel Thyssenkrupp to merge will become Europes second largest steelmaker

first_imgTata steelworks Port Talbot, Wales, April 26, 2016.Reuters fileThe European steel industry felt the biggest shake-up in more than a decade, as India’s Tata Steel Ltd Germany’s ThyssenKrupp signed a final agreement today to establish a long-expected steel joint venture. The deal will mean Indian-owned Tata Steel’s UK plants are merged into a pan-European venture with annual sales of about £17bn. ThyssenKrupp’s supervisory board on Friday gave the green light for a steel joint venture with Tata Steel, paving the way for the European steel sector’s biggest merger.Both the steel giant reached to an agreement after months of hectic negotiations since an initial agreement was announced in September last year. Both companies hope it will help them respond to challenges in the volatile steel industry, including overcapacity.This is the largest deal in European steel industry since Laxmi Niwas Mittal took over Arcelor in 2006. The 50-50 joint venture will be named ThyssenKrupp Tata Steel which will have about 48,000 workers and about €17 billion ($19.9 billion) in sales. The Joint Venture will be based out of Netherlands and will be Europe’s second-largest steelmaker after ArcelorMittal.Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of ThyssenKrupp said that “the joint venture not only addresses the challenges of the European steel industry. It is the only solution to create a significant additional value of around €5 billion for both ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel due to joint synergies which cannot be realized in a stand-alone scenario.”The deal comes amid European steelmakers face tariffs of 25 percent on their exports to the US after the Trump administration decided to initiate a global trade war. The United States is the biggest market of the European manufactured steel. That might force the local market to absorb more volume as a result.Shares of European steelmakers ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp, Salzgitter and Voestalpine have sunk 8%-17% since the announcement of tariffs in May.Notably, at the time of initiating the agreement in September 2017, both sides said they expected to lay off about 4,000 people as a result of the merger, half from the administration and half from production. Tata announced in 2016 had planned to sell off its entire UK operations before scrapping plans and opting for a merger deal.last_img read more

Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection to file complaint against Hotel Acuario de

first_imgTulum, Q.R. –The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) says it will file a complaint with the Federal Attorney’s Office against Hotel Acuario de Tulum for violation of an ordered closure.Workers have carried on with construction while the company continues to ignore the closure seals imposed by Profepa for lack of permits.The hotel project, which is located inside the Tulum National Park, was paid another visit by Profepa officials who found seven men laying bricks on the closed project.Hotel Acuario de Tulum was shut down by Profepa for failing both security checks and lack of permit verification, in particular, they are without the Environmental Impact Authorization issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.Tulum National Park has a large variety of mangroves, which contain different species of flora and fauna of the region as well as delicate beach areas and cenotes. These areas of the park are protected by the Mexican Federal Government.Click 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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CNTA unveils Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism campaign

first_img Friday, December 30, 2016 TORONTO — The China National Tourism Administration(CNTA)has launched a large-scale thematic advertising campaign in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, unveiling its ‘Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism’ campaign.The same campaign was unveiled simultaneously in more than 20 countries, including the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan and South Korea.In 2015 the total number of tourist visits between Canada and China was more than 1.2 million, and in the first three quarters of 2016 the visitor number surpassed the one million mark, an increase of 15.6%. China has become Canada’s largest tourist destination in Asia.The Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism ad campaign will run for five weeks, through the Chinese Spring Festival holiday season. Posted by Tags: China CNTA unveils ‘Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism’ campaigncenter_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Video U2 loves Costa Rica as Bono gives a lucky Tica fan

first_img* Video courtesy of Ernesto Adduci Facebook Comments Bono, lead singer of legendary Irish band U2, last week left an unforgettable impression on a Costa Rican fan who climbed onstage waving a Costa Rican flag during a concert at the United Center in Chicago.The Tica told Bono her name is Marcela, and on several videos circulating on social media she is seen suddenly appearing as the band played “Mysterious Ways.” The Thursday show is part of U2’s Innocence + Experience 2015 tour.Bono hugged Marcela and danced with her through the entire song. At song’s end, Marcela told Bono: “Costa Rica loves you.” Bono replied: “And I love Costa Rica. Yes I do. Yes I do.”Wow.The singer then recalled a 2013 incident in Costa Rica when his wife Alison “Ali” Hewson was treated for a broken leg at a local hospital. “They looked after us very, very well. … Will you pass on to the people of Costa Rica our great gratitude,” he said.Bono then told the audience that Costa Rica “is an incredible country, so sophisticated, so civilized, teaching the world a lesson on how to live in harmony and how to be extremely beautiful and not arrogant, just joyful.”Marcela asked Bono to repeat the popular Tico motto, “¡Costa Rica Pura Vida!” and the singer complied.The band then resumed the concert with “Angel of Harlem,” and Bono took the girl’s hat and handed her a smartphone with which she broadcast the concert to a live video feed and on the United Center’s Jumbotron.How cool is that? Related posts:Wife of U2’s Bono injured during Costa Rica trip? Tommy Ramone, punk band’s last original member, dies at 62 Hey NFL, are you out of your #$@% minds? EXCLUSIVE: Name Santos & Zurdo’s new song and win a free weekend beach triplast_img read more

Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote

first_imgRelated posts:Still time to cast an absentee ballot for US midterm elections Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death Bernie Sanders ‘wins’ Costa Rica in Democrats Global Primary Joan Dewar, a Canadian citizen who has been living near Grecia, Costa Rica since 2005, got a rude surprise when she tried to vote in Canada’s federal elections in 2011.“My husband and I tried to vote and realized we weren’t allowed to,” Dewar told The Tico Times, “It was a total surprise.”The Dewars were among the million-plus Canadians living abroad who came up against a rule that limits citizens from voting in federal elections if they have lived outside the country for more than five years.That might be about to change, however. The Canadian Supreme Court announced that it would hear an appeal that could definitively grant Canadians abroad the right to vote, regardless of how long they’ve lived outside Canada.“Prisoners in Canada can vote but I can’t,” Dewar said. “It’s not like we stopped paying taxes and receiving benefits.”In 1993, Canada’s parliament passed legislation allowing most Canadians living abroad to vote by special ballot if they had been living outside of the country for no more than five years. Before that, Canadians living abroad were not allowed to vote in federal elections at all.The five-year rule was enforced loosely, allowing Canadians to “renew” their time out of the country every time they passed through Canada, even if only to change flights.That changed in 2011, when the country’s electoral authorities changed their interpretation of the five-year rule, barring many Canadians living abroad long-term, including the Dewars, the right to vote.Two Canadians living in the United States, Gillian Frank and Jamie Duong, sued for the right to vote and won in 2014.The victory was short-lived, however. In July 2015, the Court of Appeal for Ontario overturned the 2014 ruling, saying that allowing Canadian expats the right to vote would be “unfair” to resident Canadians.Frank and Duong appealed and the Supreme Court agreed last week to hear the case.Dewar said she’s hopeful the Supreme Court will rule in their favor.“It’s time to get our rights back,” she said, citing Section 3 of the Canadian Charter that says, “Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of the members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.”The Court will likely take up the case in 2017.Supporters are trying to raise $50,000 to support the Supreme Court challenge. The effort has collected $14,000 at this writing. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Experience Songkran Festival 2017 in Thailand

first_imgThailand will be the place to be during their most celebrated Songkran Festival that marks Thai New Year on April 13, 2017.Various events have been planned as a part of Amazing Songkran Experience festival 2017 that will take place at Benjasiri Park in Bangkok between April 8-13, 2017; where all tourists and locals enjoy the memorable Thai New Year. The event will showcase unique local experiences, colourful parades that highlight the myths and culture associated with Songkran Festival and provide an insight into some of the fascinating Songkran traditions from every part of Thailand.One can participate in workshops and learn to make Thai scented water and flowers. Songkran-related snacks and desserts from all regions of Thailand will be served, like Khao Chae– steamed rice in jasmine-scented iced water served with savoury accompaniments and many more which will enable visitors to get a taste of the vibrancy and variety of the kingdom’s cuisine. There will be many cultural performances and local edutainment activities like Thai Blind Boxing, Thai chilli paste making and many more.last_img read more

Happy Thanksgiving Hope everyone has a blessed da

first_imgHappy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone has a blessed day!— Markus Golden (@markusgolden) November 23, 2017… As did David Johnson: Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Rattlers are thankful for each and every one of you in the Snake Pit, and would like to wish everyone a #HappyThanksgiving! #StrikeAsOne pic.twitter.com/GGiibqIqE0— Arizona Rattlers (@ArizonaRattlers) November 23, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving Suns fans! pic.twitter.com/1zGPZSMp8I— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 23, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving everyone! pic.twitter.com/LlPecnveF1— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) November 23, 2017 Who else didn’t eat breakfast, thinking that way you’d be able to eat more Thanksgiving food? 🤔🙋🏾‍♂️— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson31) November 23, 2017Another football team in town, the Arizona State Sun Devils, had a video message via Pac-12 Network: Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving from the entire #Yotes family.We’re thankful for our Pack. pic.twitter.com/5WwkpFCmZn— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) November 23, 2017 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Happy Thanksgiving!We’re truly thankful to represent @gcu. pic.twitter.com/WqLHlARBrk— GCU Lopes (@GCU_Lopes) November 23, 2017 Top Stories Happy Thanksgiving Rattler Nation. I hope your day is full of Happiness and Gratitude. pic.twitter.com/qfgQlecSaX— Kevin Guy (@CoachKGuy) November 23, 2017 We are thankful for our Wildcat Family! #BearDown pic.twitter.com/z8hIJduCZT— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) November 23, 2017 0 Comments   Share   Thankful. pic.twitter.com/sWDX8LymJ1— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) November 23, 2017 We’re thankful for our terrific fans!From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/KcQFLrxWGN— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 23, 2017Linebacker Markus Golden tweeted out a message of his own: On Thanksgiving, professional and college teams from around Arizona gave thanks as their players and coaches took a moment to send well wishes for the holidays.The Arizona Cardinals started things off this morning with a video message that included Tyrann Mathieu, A.Q. Shipley, Brittan Golden and others. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great day with loved ones and everyone be safe while traveling.— Zack Godley (@godleyzt) November 23, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/bua15kjaco— Sun Devil Athletics (@TheSunDevils) November 23, 2017Here were what other teams and athletes had to say:last_img read more