UEFA Bans Bayern’s Mueller for Liverpool Games; Olympiakos was Fined €90,000

first_imgNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Olympiakos was fined 90,000 euros for fan disorder at a Europa League home game against AC Milan last month. The Greek club risks a one-game stadium closure for a repeat offense in the next two years.After clashes between fans and Rome police at a Europa League game last month, UEFA also fined Eintracht Frankfurt 80,000 euros.Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller has been banned from both games against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16.UEFA’s disciplinary panel imposed a two-game ban on Friday for Mueller’s red card after a bad tackle against Ajax last month.The panel added one more game to the mandatory one-match ban for a straight red card.Bayern plays at Liverpool on Feb. 19 and hosts the second leg on March 13 in a clash of five-time European champions.Ajax’s Maximilian Woeber also misses the round of 16 games — against Real Madrid — for his red card in a separate incident during his team’s 3-3 draw with Bayern in the final group-stage game.UEFA also fined Ajax 20,000 euros ($23,000) and Bayern 8,000 euros ($9,200) for separate incidents involving fans.In other rulings, Paris Saint-Germain was fined 35,000 euros for a range of charges, including crowd disturbances and “improper conduct of officials” at a 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade in October.Red Star must pay 25,000 euros for “illicit chants” by its fans, who attended the game at Parc des Princes despite a UEFA ban on the club selling tickets to traveling fans.UEFA also threatened Eintracht with a one-game ban on selling tickets to an away game in the Champions League or Europa League in the next two years.Lazio was not sanctioned despite photographs circulating of a group of its fans appearing to make Nazi salutes at the Olympic Stadium.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Giannis, George Finalists for NBA MVP and Defensive Award

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA’s MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year.Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league’s top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting results from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to the best record in the league and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals. Oklahoma City was eliminated in the first round as George struggled with a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery.The other finalist for the league’s top defensive award was Utah’s Rudy Gobert, who won the award last year.The winners will be announced June 24 during the NBA Awards, when LeBron James will finish outside the top three of the MVP voting for just the second time in the past 11 years.The other award finalists:Rookie of the Year: Deandre Ayton, Phoenix; Luka Doncic, Dallas; Trae Young, Atlanta.Sixth Man Award: Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams, Clippers; Domantas Sabonis, Indiana.Coach of the Year: Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee; Michael Malone, Denver; Doc Rivers, Clippers.Most Improved Player: De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento; D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn; Pascal Siakam, TorontoTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Transfer round-up: Everton’s Oumar Niasse to join Cardiff on loan

first_imgBrentford Transfer window Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe’s top five leagues Read more Topics Cardiff City The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Mepham, originally on Chelsea’s books, has been at Brentford since the age of 14 and graduated into the first team two years ago. His displays last season earned him senior international recognition with Wales and alerted Bournemouth to his potential. Southampton have also tracked his progress and could rival their south-coast rivals’ interest but, despite the player having been injured just before Christmas, Bournemouth are looking long-term and have moved first.Bournemouth have no interest in parting with their England striker Callum Wilson this month despite reported interest from West Ham and Chelsea.Celta Vigo are close to securing the Netherlands utility player Jaïro Riedewald on loan from Crystal Palace for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old moved to south London from Ajax in 2017 for around £8m but has found first-team opportunities limited. Share on WhatsApp Bournemouth Oumar Niasse has agreed to join Cardiff City on loan from Everton until the end of the season, when the Welsh club would have the option to make the deal permanent.If they chose to take it, the total cost of the package would be £10m, including the loan fee. The 28-year-old striker, whose Everton contract runs until June 2020, will undergo his Cardiff medical on Thursday.center_img Share on Facebook news Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Niasse has been out of the picture under Marco Silva at Everton this season, playing only 58 minutes in the Premier League across five substitute appearances, and he is eager for more regular opportunity. The Senegalese believes he will get it at Cardiff, where the need for greater firepower is clear. Neil Warnock’s team, who sit 17th in the Premier League – one point above third-bottom Newcastle – have scored 19 times in 22 matches in the competitionWarnock has wanted a new striker since the beginning of January and he has appeared close, at times, to signing Emiliano Sala from Nantes. The Argentinian is the third top scorer in Ligue 1 with 12 goals. It is unclear at present how Cardiff’s move for Niasse will impact on the pursuit of Sala.Niasse has experienced an up-and-down career in England since his £13.5m move from Lokomotiv Moscow in February 2016. He struggled under Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park and was then frozen out by Ronald Koeman before he enjoyed a positive loan spell under Silva at Hull.Remarkably he returned under Koeman at the start of last season, most memorably coming on as a substitute to score twice in a 2-1 home win over Bournemouth. He continued to feature under David Unsworth and Sam Allardyce and he finished the season as Everton’s second top scorer with nine goals. Despite his relationship with Silva from Hull, it has not worked out for him this time.Bournemouth hope to continue their mid-season revamp after opening talks with Brentford over a potential deal for the highly rated Wales international central defender Chris Mepham, who is likely to cost in excess of £15m.The club’s interest in the 21-year-old is longstanding, with inquiries having been lodged with the Championship club in each of the last two transfer windows and a £10m offer rejected over the summer. Yet, with Chelsea contemplating exercising a buy-back clause on Nathan Aké in the summer, Bournemouth are keen to add to their defensive options and are hoping to push through a deal this month.last_img read more

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Uefa’s ‘parking ticket’ fines will not rein in football’s maverick clubs

first_imgBut what of the Uefa investigators, meanwhile, who I like to picture as European football’s internal affairs division? Are they the sort of pen-pushers who have no experience of the frontline job, who are remorseless sticklers for by-the-book procedure, and don’t understand that the maverick cop – in this case, Manchester City Football Club – has to bend those rules a bit to get results? Or are they in the Line of Duty AC-12 mould – willing to absorb all the slings and arrows because they serve a higher moral purpose? You have to hope it’s the latter. Their Ted Hastings, either way, is the former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme, and a veteran of the political crisis in that country when Belgium forwent the pleasure of a government for 535 days. Even so, his current gig is challenging.Of course, all internal affairs divisions suffer from a certain lack of love from those whom they are charged with investigating. Last year, leaked emails suggested that when the Uefa investigator Jean-Luc Dehaene died in 2013, one City lawyer allegedly emailed a colleague with the epitaph: “One down, six to go”.Back when Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino, was still Uefa’s general secretary another leaked document allegedly stated a City lawyer had imparted to Infantino club chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak’s views on punishing them with a fine. According to this lawyer, Mubarak would “rather spend £30m on the 50 best lawyers in the world to sue them for the next 10 years”. This, City allegedly informed Infantino, was a great chance for Uefa “to avoid the destruction of their rules and their organisation”. This is what happened with Facebook: the ridiculous fine made the firm’s stock leap when made public. As Galloway summarised, it showed the world “that they can continue to engage in the behaviour and it’s going to cost them two weeks of cash flow”. So this kind of “deterrent” is anything but – it actively enables the behaviour it was supposed to punish. On this reading, a government – or, let’s say, a governing body – which indulges in parking ticket fines essentially stops being a countervailing force and becomes a co-conspirator. Galloway’s solution as far as Facebook goes is to “add a zero to that fine, and restore the algebra of deterrence”.As far as Manchester City or any rule-breaking European club goes, then, Uefa needs to think beyond what are basically parking ticket fines. Either it enforces an effective deterrent – a monster fine or competition ban – or it essentially becomes a helpful employee of those same clubs.Unfortunately, its track record in understanding deterrence is wildly uninspiring, from City’s last fine, to the litany of attempts to deal with racist chanting down the years. As Kick It Out put it in the wake of the abuse England suffered in Montenegro: “Fines won’t do. Extended stadium bans or tournament expulsion are what’s needed.” Former Uefa general secretary Giani Infantino was allegedly told by Manchester City that Uefa had a great chance ‘to avoid’ its own destruction when punishing the club. Photograph: EPA And so with clubs who refuse to play by Uefa’s rules. Either Uefa has to act punitively enough to show the rule breakers who is boss – admittedly difficult, given the club’s financial powers and their reported aggression – or Uefa in effect works for the rule breakers. If it is the latter, perhaps it could take inspiration from F1 and its constructors’ championship, and install a parallel competition to the Champions League. Call it the Accountants’ Championship, so we all know where we are. Financial fair play Reuse this content Facebook Read more Share via Email Read more Sean Cox’s brother criticises Manchester City over celebratory flight song Uefa Twitter Manchester City accuse Uefa of leaks amid Champions League ban threat Topics Manchester City Mmm. It is rather difficult not to see the whole problem crystallised in that reported comment. Multimillion-pound fines are essentially a parking ticket to the wealth of the Abu Dhabi owners, just as the $5bn fine recently levied on Facebook by the FTC was a parking ticket, characterised by analysts as “a bargain”.The Stern professor and author Scott Galloway talks about something called the “algebra of deterrence”. As he defines it, when a deterrent is effective, it is because “the likelihood or the probability of getting caught, times the likely fine, is greater than the upside of continuing to engage in that activity”. Clearly, it is essential that deterrents are set at a level which actually deters. If not, the so-called deterrent actually ends up not simply being ineffective, but value-accretive to the entity it is supposed to punish. Share on WhatsApp features Share on Facebook Pinterest Reports that Uefa investigators are to recommend Manchester City be banned from the Champions League for a year are certainly eye-catching. According to the New York Times, the European governing body’s sleuths have spent almost a year investigating leaks that allege rule-breaking, and will now push for a competition ban, though that would be subject to forceful legal challenge by City. The accusations centre on the club’s alleged attempts to circumvent financial fair play regulations via disguised cash injections from their Abu Dhabi owners, as well as suggestions that City misled authorities in statements provided to resolve an earlier case.The great puzzle is why misfortune and accusation continue to dog Manchester City in this fashion. It was only in 2014 that the club were fined by Uefa over a previous rule breach, which saw them accept some restrictions on transfers and a £49m fine. In fact, City never paid the full fine, forfeiting only £17m of prize money three years later. Alas, this doesn’t seem to have been the end of it, if documents released over the past year via the Football Leaks website are to be believed. City don’t say they aren’t to be believed, only that they are not to be paid any attention to. Time and again they have been forced to characterise this or that leaked email as “hacked”, “stolen”, “out of context”, or “an organised and clear attempt” to besmirch the club’s reputation. Though not, as it goes, “false”. Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks.last_img read more

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Spoils shared as Man Utd draw with Burnley

first_imgManchester United scored two late goals in the space of five minutes as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood appeared to have set Burnley on course for a first away win against United since September 1962 and inflict a first defeat on caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.However, Paul Pogba’s 87th-minute penalty and an injury-time strike from Victor Lindelof – his first for the club – salvaged a point for the home side that could yet prove important in the race for the top four. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Marcus Rashford scuffed a glorious early chance wide and Barnes could have punished that miss were it not for a vital interception by the returning Phil Jones.Pogba had the ball in the net but was pulled up by a correct offside call, as United endured a frustrating end to a half in which they struggled to reach top gear and failed to have a shot on target.And Old Trafford was stunned six minutes after the restart, when Barnes fired high into the net from just inside the box after Andreas Pereira was robbed of possession by Jack Cork.PIC:  pic.twitter.com/JO8ZQNt5ZJ— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 29, 2019United at last upped the tempo and Tom Heaton denied Rashford from distance before producing a stunning stop to claw the ball away from the right-hand post after Romelu Lukaku’s touch.A poor touch from Rashford spoiled another good chance for United, and it was duly punished once again, with Wood rising high to nod home Ashley Westwood’s cross.United surged forward and Pogba swept a spot-kick into the top-left corner to give them some hope, after Jeff Hendrick had tugged down Jesse Lingard.And in the second minute of injury time, Lindelof turned in the rebound after Heaton kept out Alexis Sanchez’s header to rescue a share of the spoils.FULL-TIME Man Utd 2-2 BurnleyTwo goals down with time running out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stage a dramatic fightback to salvage a point#MUNBUR pic.twitter.com/excMEhBUxP— Premier League (@premierleague) January 29, 2019 What does it mean? No record for Solskjaer as top-four hopes suffer blowSolskjaer failed to become the first manager to win his first seven Premier League matches in charge of a club, although this was very nearly a more damaging result than it proved to be.Despite Lindelof’s dramatic leveller, Arsenal’s win over Cardiff City sees United slip two points behind the Gunners, and they will be five adrift of the top-four places if Chelsea beat Bournemouth on Wednesday.Burnley are now four points clear of the bottom three, although conceding such a late equaliser after so much good defensive work will have undoubtedly hurt.A Barnes-torming showing from Burnley’s number 10Barnes did so much good work pressing United’s centre-backs to limit their build-up play, he deserved his goal. And he took it in spectacular style.Has Pereira blown his chance?This was Pereira’s first league start since August and it did not go to plan. The midfielder was ineffective in the first half and gifted Cork the ball to allow Barnes to break the deadlock before being withdrawn. How many more opportunities will he get in the United first team?Key Opta facts- Manchester United came from two goals down to draw against Burnley for the second time in as many Premier League meetings at Old Trafford, also doing so against the Clarets in December 2017.- Paul Pogba has both scored and missed a Premier League penalty against Burnley this season, failing from the spot at Turf Moor in September but scoring here.- Victor Lindelof became the fourth Swedish player to score in the Premier League for Manchester United, after Jesper Blomqvist, Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.- Sean Dyche has never lost a Premier League game on Tuesday as Burnley manager, winning three and drawing three of six matches.What’s next?United head to Leicester City on Sunday, the day after Burnley host Southampton. read morelast_img read more

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Nova Scotia to Host 2011 African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference

first_img FOR BROADCAST USE Nova Scotia will host the 2011 African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference next fall. The international event will bring visitors and officials to Halifax from Africa, North America and the Caribbean. African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Percy Paris says the conference will help promote Nova Scotia as a destination for tourists interested in African culture and heritage. He says it’s good timing to host the conference in 2011, the United Nations International Year for People of African Descent. -30- Nova Scotia will host visitors and dignitaries from North America, Africa and the Caribbean when the African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference comes to Halifax next fall. “We are thrilled to be hosting this event next year,” said Percy Paris, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “Not only will it bring scores of international visitors to Nova Scotia, but it opens the door for further partnerships throughout the African Diaspora. “It’s a huge step toward our goal of marketing Nova Scotia as a destination for visitors interested in culture and heritage of African descent.” The African Diaspora Heritage Trail brings together countries affected by migration to and from Africa, beginning with the enslavement period. Cultural organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, UNESCO, the Africa Travel Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization also participate. Mr. Paris, who is also Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, presented at the 2010 ADHT conference two weeks ago in Bermuda, where Nova Scotia was awarded hosting rights for 2011. The African Diaspora Heritage Trail Foundation was founded in Bermuda in 2002. The conference became an annual event in 2006, and has been held in Bermuda four times, as well as the Bahamas in 2007 and Tanzania in 2009. The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs was a sponsor of the 2010 event in Bermuda. “Nova Scotia played an integral role in the 2010 conference, and we congratulate the province on being selected as the host site for 2011,” said Michelle Burrows, executive director of the ADHT Bermuda Foundation. “We look forward to attending the conference in Halifax and experiencing the unique cultural assets and heritage sites in Nova Scotia.” Mr. Paris said it is especially timely for Nova Scotia to host the conference in 2011, which the United Nations has designated the International Year for People of African Descent. “From Mathieu Da Costa and the Black Loyalists to recent immigrants who come to Nova Scotia to study, work, and raise their families, our province has a deep connection to the African Diaspora,” Mr. Paris said. “In this very special year, we have the opportunity to step up on the world stage and be a leader when it comes to celebrating the International Year for People of African Descent.” The African Diaspora Heritage Trail conference dates and location for 2011 will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

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NDP hopes in New Brunswick dim further with resignations to the Greens

first_imgThe NDP’S stature in New Brunswick ahead of the October federal election has taken a hit following a wave of defections to the Greens.Fourteen candidates who ran for the New Brunswick NDP in the last provincial election said today they were leaving to join the provincial and federal Green parties.The New Democrats also lost Jonathan Richardson today, the federal party’s executive member for Atlantic Canada.He told a news conference the NDP did not have a path to victory in any of the province’s 10 ridings and invited his NDP colleagues to join him with the Greens.The defections come as the NDP has so far failed to nominate a single candidate in any of New Brunswick’s ridings with the federal election less than 50 days away.Federal Green party deputy leader Daniel Green says the resignations are a sign voters are increasingly looking to his party as the true vehicle in federal politics to fight climate change.On Aug. 19, Quebec MP Pierre Nantel left the NDP and joined the Greens after criticizing his former’s party position on the environment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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If Modi is reelected he will change India into totalitarian regime Mamata

first_imgMathabhanga (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power, he would throw away the Constitution and change the country from a democracy to a totalitarian regime. Modi has three slogans “loot”, “riots” and “kill the people”, she said at a rally in Cooch Behar. Claiming that it was the TMC government which solved the six decade-old enclave issue with Bangladesh in 2015, Banerjee said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was an attempt by the BJP to turn legal citizens of the country into refugees. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “We (TMC) will never allow NRC (National Register of Citizens) in Bengal. Modi is no one to decide who will stay and leave the country. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is another ploy to turn legal citizens of this country into refugees. We should be careful of their (BJP’s) sinister plot,” she said. Mocking Modi for his ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, the chief minister said the ‘chaiwallah’ (tea seller) who failed to fulfil promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls has now turned into a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) to fool people.last_img read more

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Morocco to Train 108 New Malian Imams

Marrakech – As part of its leading role in the fight against the extremist religious ideology that has emerged in Africa, Morocco has established a religious center in its capital city of Rabat to train imams in the teachings of tolerant Islam.A group of about 108 Malian imams arrived in Rabat on Monday as part of a royal initiative to train500 Muslim religious leaders in the country.The first group of Malian imams began their training in Morocco in November 2013. In addition to basic Quranic studies, the imams will learn about the life of the Prophet Mohammad and study Arabic grammar, as well as Communications and Computer Sciences.The Kingdom recentlyestablished a religious center in Rabat that provides for the training of imams for a period of two years, with full room and board.Thanks to its status asa regional model of moderate Islam under the Sunni Maliki School of thought, the Kingdom of Morocco has received applications from Nigeria, Gabon, Maldives, Chechnya, and France to train their imams.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

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Sri Lankan pilgrims given all clear

On President Rajapaksa’s instructions, officials at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in India and the Deputy High Commissioner’s Office in Chennai were dispatched to Bodhgaya on the very day that the explosions took place, to coordinate with authorities in India as required, to ensure the safety and security of the sacred site as well as pilgrims, particularly from Sri Lanka. The  High Commission of Sri Lanka in India, New Delhi says the Sri Lankan public can resume pilgrimage to the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.On the morning of Sunday 7 July, the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya in Bihar suffered a series of low intensity blasts. Having consulted all concerned, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in India says the Sri Lankan public can resume pilgrimage to the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. (Colombo Gazette) Meanwhile, Sri Lankan pilgrims were advised to postpone their planned pilgrimages to Bodhgaya by one week to facilitate investigations into the attack and to allow time and space to review and strengthen security in the Bodhgaya temple complex.The Mahabodhi Temple is now once again open to the public. Authorities of the Central Government of India and the state of Bihar, in consultation with the Temple Management Committee have established a security system that will provide for the safety and security of all pilgrims to the Mahabodhi Temple. Immediately following the explosions, President Mahinda Rajapaksa issued a statement condemning the attacks. He spoke soon therafter to the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, and expressed Sri Lanka’s solidarity with the peace loving people of Bihar and India, and offered any assistance that may be required. read more

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GCAA says Fly Jamaica Airways to set up 24hour Call Center

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRecovery plan for stranded passengers of Fly Jamaica Airways starts todayJanuary 9, 2018In “Business”GCAA meets with LIAT, Dynamic Airways over operational deficienciesFebruary 3, 2017In “latest news”Dynamic Airways return date is November 22; all approvals grantedNovember 11, 2014In “Business” The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field, hosted a meeting with officials from Fly Jamaica Airways on January 9, 2017, at the GCAA’s Head Office in Kingston, Georgetown.Members of the GCAA team and Fly Jamaica Airways at the meeting held today The objective of the meeting, the GCAA said, was to express the Authority’s dissatisfaction with the prolonged delays and cancellations being experienced by passengers, and to be updated on solutions in addressing the matter.Representing Fly Jamaica at the meeting was Carl Bowen, Commercial Operations Manager and Ms Patricia Reece, Director, Wings Aviation.According to a release from GCAA, the Fly Jamaica Officials informed them that its fleet of aircraft which had to undergo unscheduled and mandatory scheduled maintenance checks, was one of the reasons for the delays and cancellations.“During this period the operation which continued with the use of at least four charter services was intermittently disrupted by crew shortages in those companies. In addition, the adverse weather conditions in New York affected their scheduled flights with the aircraft that were leased to continue its operations in the absence of their regular fleet” GCAA was also informed.The GCAA posited that based on the outcome of the meeting, Fly Jamaica has committed to immediately operationalize a 24-hour Call Center for passengers in Guyana to get updates and other information regarding their bookings with the Airline.Fly Jamaica Officials also committed “to contact passengers and provide them with updates of their flight bookings. Passengers are asked to call the Airline on telephone numbers 222-0227 or 222-5556 to speak with a Customer Service Representative of Fly Jamaica.”According to the GCAA, the Airline says it is expected to have its own Boeing 767 aircraft in operation as early as Thursday January 11, 2018, to relieve the backlog of passengers left stranded in Guyana and other destinations.Additionally, Fly Jamaica has arranged to lease a B757 aircraft from National Airlines to operate between Kingston, Jamaica and JFK in New York.  read more

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Goldcorp Sandvik working together to build allelectric mine

first_imgMining companies and OEM suppliers alike strive to develop responsible mining practices, with safe and cost-effective production. One major step in this quest is to reduce diesel-powered equipment underground, which has a positive impact on environment, health and safety and also brings a big reduction in costs of ventilation. In particular, it reduced miners exposure to diesel particulate matter (DPM) a significant health risk.Goldcorp, a leading gold producer with production throughout the Americas, is working with Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology to make its Borden Lake project one of the world’s first all-electric mine.Borden Lake, located in the Canadian province of Ontario, is part of Goldcorp’s pipeline of organic growth projects. In 2015 Goldcorp announced indicated resources of 1.6 Moz of gold at Borden Lake. As part of the development process, Goldcorp committed to making Borden Lake the world’s first all-electric mine, in order to ensure a higher standard of health and safety for employees and reduce both environmental impact and capital costs. Development at Borden Lake is scheduled to begin in early 2017. Goldcorp has selected Sandvik Mining to provide a complete electric solution, including development equipment for the Borden Lake mine.“We can provide a full solution for development equipment for the mine because of our breadth of offering,” says Dale Rakochy, Business Line Manager, Underground Equipment. “It’s a fully integrated battery technology where you don’t have to remove, handle or swap batteries underground, providing improved safety for operators and maintenance crews.”One of the equipment models already ordered for this project is Sandvik DD422iE, on display at the Sandvik booth at MINExpo. By using electric energy from an onboard battery during tramming, Sandvik DD422iE produces zero emissions while manoeuvring between headings. This improves health and safety for miners working underground. Less diesel usage in a mine thanks to diesel-free drilling can ease ventilation requirements, while also reducing associated diesel logistics and maintenance expenses.Using the mine’s existing electric infrastructure, the Sandvik driveline technology enables the battery to recharge during the drilling cycle. The battery will even recharge while Sandvik DD422iE is tramming downhill, using energy generated by the braking system. The long-lasting pack will power the drill efficiently throughout its lifetime.Goldcorp has a long term vision to develop the Borden Lake mine to be one of the most environmentally friendly mines in the world. It has selected Sandvik Mining to help develop technologies and equipment to meet this goal. A collaborative effort between Sandvik and Goldcorp will occur in the first years of the mine development to help ensure optimal solutions to achieving a truly green mine.“This is truly a mutually beneficial relationship between Sandvik and Goldcorp where both companies have put a plan together to advance the technology needed for the project over the next three years,” Rakochy says.last_img read more

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The US Armys New Recruitment Tactic Esports

first_img I just want to say this upfront. You have every right to join the U.S. Army if you want to, if you personally think that’s the best way for you to serve the country. And if you do join and thankfully come back home safe, you deserve to be treated with respect as a veteran.But it’s probably telling that the Army is currently failing to reach its recruitment goals by thousands of potential soldiers. Today’s political climate is making an already tough sell even less appealing. Army Recruiting Command spokeswoman Kelli Bland calls it a “growing disconnect with society.” But while the Army can’t (and shouldn’t) change anything about the politicians we as a free society are electing to lead it, the Army can change up its marketing tactics. The Army’s hot new recruitment tool? eSports!To better reach out to modern young people, the U.S. Army is forming its own eSports team. Those interested can apply to compete in games like Overwatch, Fortnite, PUBG, NBA 2K, FIFA, League of Legends, Tekken, and Call of Duty before heeding the actual call of duty. Players game alongside veterans, reservists, and active duty troops. The team plans to tour college campuses to challenge local eSports team for a Fort Knox showdown as well as send an Army Tekken champion to PAX South in December.However comfortable it makes you or not, the Army and video games are pretty intertwined, and not just because so many of the biggest first-person shooter video games are about playing soldier. The America’s Army shooter series has been used by the actual Army for years. Activision used legitimate war criminal Oliver North to pitch Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Trump mixed up fictional Call of Duty planes with the real thing. And personally one of my first eSports memories was standing in line with young Army recruits hyped to play Battlefield 1.This guy sucks!Joining the Army is a serious commitment with actual life and death stakes especially in perpetual wartime. It’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. So frankly using trivial video game fun as a way to influence young people into signing up doesn’t sit right with me at all. But hopefully if the Army is improving its approach towards recruiting young people it’ll also improve its approach towards taking care of the young people under its wing.In related news, here’s every Call of Duty, ranked. Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsSwatting Attack Targets Fortnite World Champion Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Commander to get top spot in Oregon town

first_imgA commander with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has been named the chief of police for Lincoln City, Ore.Commander Keith Kilian accepted the position this week and will succeed the agency’s outgoing chief, Steven Bechard.“I’m very, very pleased that (City Manager David) Hawker has selected someone that I feel confident will take over and continue the progress we have here,” Bechard said.The agency has been searching for a police chief since early August, when Bechard announced his plans for retirement.Kilian has worked at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for 34 years, during which he worked in the patrol, narcotics, sex crimes against children, and gang divisions, as well as on the SWAT team.He became a commander in 2001 and currently runs the agency’s west precinct.“I’ve learned a lot on leadership, and I’m excited to take that opportunity to practice what I’ve learned,” Kilian said.Although he said he will miss his colleagues in Clark County, Kilian also expressed excitement for the next chapter in his career.“For the most part, (I feel) very blessed for a very successful career,” he said. “I’m very honored. … The police department is a very progressive and professional agency.”Kilian will become Lincoln City’s chief of police on Jan. 22.last_img read more

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LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of January 27 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are several opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Larry GilbertTuesday, January 29, 6pmThursday, January 31, 6pmRocco’s Restaurant & Bar193 Main Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, February 1, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonNOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.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… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of April 22, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of December 31, 2017)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

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HTC jumps into 5G at MWC 2019 but with a hotspot not

first_img Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 MWC 2019 phone trends we’ll see Experts expect 5G to change the way we live and even create new industries, much like how 4G LTE enabled the rise of apps like Uber, Instagram and AirBNB.5G’s early daysMost carriers are just starting to turn on their 5G networks, and smartphones companies are still prepping their first 5G devices. Samsung unveiled its first 5G phone last week during its Unpacked event in San Francisco, and many other major Android vendors — including Huawei, LG and Oppo — have announced their 5G phones at MWC. By the holidays this year, every flagship handset running Google’s Android software and using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor will tap into 5G, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon told CNET in December. 2:52 Tags Share your voice May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Investing in 5G makes sense considering HTC’s focus on virtual reality and other areas, Newby-House said, but the company “questioned whether it was right to do it on a phone.” For now, at least, HTC doesn’t think phones are the way to go. Instead, it’s focusing on its 5G Hub.”The beauty of the hub concept is it doesn’t matter what device you’ve got,” Newby-House said. “Whether it’s VR, notebook, tablet, this is your gateway that could be shared across devices. We’re trying to spare you the cost of having 5G in your phone, tablet, etc.”If you have a 4G phone, though, you’ll only get faster speeds if the phone has 802.11ad, which enables WiGig Wi-Fi speeds. If your phone is older and only runs 802.11ac Wi-Fi, you’ll end up with a bottleneck where the hub is trying to deliver data faster than your phone can handle. And if you don’t have a strong Sprint signal near your home, you won’t want this product. The early 5G devices are built specifically for each carrier’s network. You can’t buy this and take it to work on the Verizon network, for instance.The 5G Hub is 5 inches long, 3 inches deep and 1.5 inches wide on its base and weighs 0.75 pounds. It stands upright, with its back at a 90-degree angle to the table. The front leans back at a slight angle to make it easier to view the screen. “As opposed to hub that’s a flat puck sitting on table, this stands upright and presents the display to you,” Newby-House said. HTC and Sprint haven’t yet said when the hub will launch or what it will cost. Outside the US, China Mobile and Australia’s Telstra will offer the hub.All the specsDisplay: 5 inch HD touch screen (720 x 1280 pixels)Size (length x width x edge thickness): 129 x 100 x 43 mmWeight: 340 grams (0.75 pounds)Software: Android 9.0 PieCPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core, with Snapdragon X50v2 5G ModemConnection ports: USB-C 3.1 with DisplayPort support; Connections expandable through Gigabit EthernetMemory: RAM: 4GB / ROM: 32GB; Extended memory: microSD to add up to 2TB of memoryAudio: Dual speakers on the backConnectivity: Bluetooth 5.0; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad; Up to 20 Wi-Fi connectionsBattery: Capacity: 7,660 mAh (about equal to the size of two phone batteries)Charging: DC Charging (12V/2.5A); USB-C (QC 3.0 & PD 9V/2A)Audio supported formats: Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .ts, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .ogg,  .mkv, .wav, .amrVideo supported formats: Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .ts, .webm, .mkv Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Mobile Accessories Post a comment reading • HTC jumps into 5G at MWC 2019 — but with a hotspot, not a phone Mobile World Congress 2019 • Xiaomi moves into 5G with the Mi Mix 3 5G at MWC 2019 Qualcomm already has a new 5G chip that promises sleeker, long-lasting phones HTC Vive Focus Plus VR headset arriving to compete with Oculus Quest Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Andrew Hoyle/CNET At MWC, it seems like everyone’s jumping into 5G phones. Except for HTC, that is. The Taiwanese electronics company on Monday instead unveiled a 5G hotspot, called the HTC 5G Hub. It will run on Sprint’s network in the US and will let 20 people access the ultra-fast connectivity at the same time. Along with 5G (and 4G) speeds, the device is also a media hub thanks to its 5-inch display, speakers and full Android Pie software. Users can make video calls over Skype or check their Gmail. And it also can serve as a backup battery to charge up dying smartphones. htc-5g-hotspot-2HTC’s 5G Hub is a hotspot and runs full Android.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET “We’ve reinvented the hub and given it a greater amount of functionality,” Nigel Newby-House, HTC associate vice president of product planning and go-to-market, said in an interview. “This makes it a better companion than the dumb hotspot.”HTC is showing off the hub this week at MWC in Barcelona. Its booth will have a simulated 5G network (it’s really connected through a physical high-speed cable), but the Nokia booth will display the device running on a live 5G network.5G promises to significantly boost the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. It can run between 10 and 100 times faster than your typical cellular connection today, and even quicker than anything you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house. It’ll also boost how fast a device will connect to the network with speeds as quick as a millisecond to start your download or upload. 0 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone See also Mobile World Congress 2019 See All Qualcomm 5G HTC Sprint Telstralast_img read more

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Fake cop arrested for cheating people

first_imgHyderabad: The South Zone Task Force sleuths along with Hussaini Alam police on Wednesday arrested a fake police officer Syed Tanveer Hussain Razvi (43) and detected 5 cases against him in the limits of Hyderabad and Cyberabad police commissionerates. The accused has cheated many people on the pretext of securing jobs to them in the Police Department and also police auctioned vehicles at cheaper price. They seized fake ID cards of the Police department, press and International Human Rights Association, a walkie- talkie, mobile phone and Rs 85,000 cash from the possession of the accused. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us The accused is a native of Hyderabad and studied up to class 10. He has five children and to fulfill his family needs changed many jobs. But when he accustomed to lavish life and when he was unable to meet his expenses he thought of earning easy money through wrongful means and planned to pose himself as police officer as his body stature suited to police. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us As he had an experience of working as a security guard, he got familiar about the attitude of police personnel. So he acted as a police officer to make easy money and cheated innocent public and collected huge amounts from them. The accused posed himself as Assistant Sub-Inspector at Task Force and Central Crime Station (CCS) and police constable attached to Central Zone DCP Office, Task Force and collected money varying from Rs 1 lakh to 3 lakh from innocent people and promised them of securing jobs as a constable and home guard in the Police Department. Advertise With Us He also cheated people on the pretext that he would ensure them get vehicles at cheaper rates during the police auction and collected money. To trap the people he used to wear Safari suit regularly and carried walkie talkie and also downloaded police radio app in his mobile phone, which emits sounds similar to a walkie- talkie and police siren. Even his wife and children knew him as an employee in Police Department. To maintain social status and respect in society the accused introduced himself as a journalist of an Urdu daily and president of International Human Rights Association. The accused was handed over to Hussaini Alam police for further action.last_img read more

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WHUR Collects Thousands in Annual Fundraiser to Feed Hungry

first_imgGlen Vinson Jr., director of operations at Howard’s Rankin Memorial Chapel, walks through the street along Georgia Avenue alongside the university to collect donations.WASHINGTON — Howard University students and the staff of WHUR 96.3 FM radio station lined up along Georgia Avenue alongside the university and Fourth Street in the heart of the campus this week to collect money.They held signs, flagged down cars at red lights and stopped people on sidewalks to collect donations for 12 hours Tuesday to help feed families during Thanksgiving.Their effort is called Food2Feed. and it is now in its 38th year.   Through street donations, call-in credit card pledges and the radio station’s website, WHUR raised $77,433 this year, nearly $2,500 more than it did last year. Everette Hamilton, a Howard University sophomore biology major, volunteered at the sign-in table for the fundraiser from 8 a.m. to10:00 a.m. before her classes started.  “Everyone deserves a Thanksgiving dinner,” Hamilton said. “There’s no excuse as to why you can’t spend some of your time giving back especially when you’re on campus,” Deborah Boatwright, a volunteer from Howard University’s Rankin Memorial Chapel collects donations from a passing car.Ironically, for the first time in the history of the effort, the station went to the streets along Georgia outside Howard University rather than another location, said Triscina Grey, who has been working for the station as a mid-day personality for WHUR for the past 25 years. “I personally feel it’s not a new location, because wherever we go, WHUR is always in our heart,” Grey said. “No matter where we position ourselves, we’re really at home.Every donation, including the nonperishable items some brought to the station, helps, she said.“Of course, we can’t save the world, but whatever we can do, we’ll make a difference to so many families,” she said.Last year, the fundraiser, which lasts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., took place at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Before that, the station held the fundraiser primarily at the Old Post Office Pavilion which is currently being renovated as a Donald Trump Hotel. Student volunteer Everette Hamilton signs up other students who volunteer to take donations from drivers along Georgia Avenue outside Howard University.“Bringing it here to the Howard University community just makes sense, and it even saves us lots of money and we can even raise more money to help needy families,” said Renee Nash, WHUR director of news and public affairs said.The proceeds from the fundraiser will be split between the Capital Area Food Bank and Shabach Ministries.The food bank partners with community organizations in Washington, Maryland and Virginia to deliver food to those in need.  It annually serves 540,000 people.   Shabach Ministries is a Baptist organization that offers emergency services, including food.“They [Shabach] serve a lot of the Maryland side and Capital Area serves a lot of the D.C. side,” said Sean Plater, deputy manager of WHUR.  “So, they have proven to be two of the greatest organizations in the area. We see the work they do beyond this event and those are the people we want to be in partnership with.” Additionally, Plater said, the WHUR staff buys all the food by the end of the week, and distributes the baskets starting next week to the organizations.   “It’s truly are biggest event of the year,” he said. “We serve the community with a radio station that plays great music and that entertains, but at the core of who we are, it’s about service to the community. If we don’t help people, then why are we here?  “A lot of times it’s not just the homeless it’s just working homeless. You have people that go to work every day but just can’t afford to eat. It could be you. You never know when you’ll fall on hard times.” Those in need of assistance can call WHUR’s Renee Nash at 202-806-3623Capital Area Food Bank hotline at 202.644.9807last_img read more

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Booming Asia Video Market Will Be Key Battle for Global Conglomerates Study

first_imgChina, where generalist and specialist video players already operate side by side, but where the global giants of video are largely excluded, is expected to account for 60% of the Asia-Pacific revenue, including 66% of regional subscription revenue. Japan, Australia, India, South Korea and Taiwan are the next largest.Outside China, subscription revenue is forecast to grow from $3 billion to $6 billion by 2023. Online advertising spend, ex-China, is expected to swell from $5 billion to $11 billion.Content costs, which have recently seen government intervention in China, will continue to grow. Media Partners Asia forecast that these will grow at 14% per year from $16.6 billion this year to $31.5 billion in 2023, across the entire region. Excluding China, the investment in content, rises from $2.7 billion to $5.9 billion.“We are in the early innings of an industry evolution which will require high levels of investment and strong balance sheets. For standalone players, there is no clear path to significant free cash generation in any market over the medium term, while integrated digital giants and large-scale TV players are subsidizing losses for their online video services, although operational breakeven is likely in the near-to-medium term for local platforms in Australia, China, India and Japan,” says the report.Analysis shows China’s three largest video operators, all of which are integrated into larger tech giants, are by far the biggest players in the Asia Pacific market – along with YouTube and Facebook.China’s iQiyi is forecast to have revenues of some $2.7 billion this year, ahead of Tencent Video at $2.4 billion, and Youku slightly at $1.9 billion. Those compare with estimated revenues of $750 million for Netflix in the region, and $320 million for Amazon Prime. (For Amazon Prime Video, the forecast is an estimated allocation of revenues from Prime in those markets where it is present, notably India and Japan). Advertising spend on video across YouTube and Facebook in Asia will total almost $4 billion in 2018, and YouTube for now control most of that.“Netflix’s current scales owes much to its large base in Australia and New Zealand though its growing at a healthy pace in India, parts of Southeast Asia, Taiwan and other markets – much more is expected in the years to come in India and Korea in particular. Amazon could scale more in India and the region if it executes further on video in Australia and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia and the Philippines,” Couto told Variety.“All eyes are now on the landscape starting 2019 as Disney invests to scale global and local entertainment and sports offerings in Australia, India, Japan and Southeast Asia, following its acquisition of Fox. The growth of Hotstar in India and in emerging markets outside India is one to watch and how the combined entity tackles China will also be important.” As Disney completes its acquisition of Fox and scales up entertainment and sports offerings in Australia, India, Japan and South East Asia, the Asia Pacific video industry is shaping up as a key battleground for global media firms.The online video sector in Asia has already hit massive scale, with revenues this year of $21 billion. These are forecast to grow at 18% for the next five years.Research from Media Partners Asia, contained in the study group’s Asia Pacific Online Video and Broadband Distribution report, shows the industry expanding to $48 billion by 2023. That includes subscription income as well as advertising revenue, in a diverse region where the levels of infrastructure and economic development and consumer behavior patterns vary massively.“Different payment models are emerging across China, India and Southeast Asia incorporating, including TVOD and shorter time commitments, freemium tiers, bundles and loyalty programs tied to a broader mix of digital services,” says the report’s author Vivek Couto, Media Partners Asia’s executive director. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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BenDeLaCreme cancelled her Australian tour over an alleged pay dispute

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… BenDeLaCreme has cancelled her Australian tour. | Photo: BenDeLaCreme / Facebook RuPaul’s Drag Race star, BenDeLaCreme, has abruptly cancelled her upcoming Australian tour. ‘Firstly, we want to take this time to formally apologise to the talent who money is still owed to… Payment arrangements for the most part is being put in place, so we can set right what is currently very wrong,’ Smith said in the statement.In the statement Smith said he had received death threats and abuse.Smith said DeLa’s statement surprised him because he had paid her in full for her performances.‘BenDeLaCreme is not owed any money from Kweer Touring and Events,’ he told Fairfax Media.DeLa, our heroIt is not the first time DeLa has stood up for her fellow drag queens.In March she called on Drag Race fans to not ‘bully’ or ‘harass’ the show’s queens on social media.‘No one is born kind. It takes work… How about you all just focus on being wildly appreciative that these people have chosen to share themselves and their artistry with you, to bare themselves and be vulnerable despite the knowledge that many of you will be extremely cruel in return?’ DeLa wrote on Twitter.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img GAYSTARNEWS- DeLa planned to tour her show, Inferno A Go-Go, Down Under in September with tour company, Kweer Touring and Events.She announced her decision on social media saying she had to stand in solidarity with other drag queens. Many queens had not received payment from the recent Queer Expo they performed at together.‘I loved touring Oz this last June and July with a mega talented cast of performers, but unfortunately many of those performers have still not been paid the agreed upon fees for their hard work,’ DeLa wrote.‘At this point in time, queens have no unions to protect us, and we have to stick together as advocates for each other. It is important for all performers to stand up for the fair treatment and pay of everyone working in drag, burlesque, cabaret, and all of the many designers and artists that support us.’DeLa had announced the Inferno A Go-Go tour at the recent Queer Expo.‘I cannot in good faith continue to tour with a promoter who is not treating performers without my platform with the same consideration as those who have been on TV,’ DeLa wrote.‘It is my hope that this situation will be rectified very soon.’Kweer EventsKweer Event’s founder, Dr Pete J Smith issued a public statement about not paying his performers. He claimed a third party ‘fraudulently accessed’ the company’s bank accounts. BenDeLaCreme warns Drag Race fans not to ‘harass and bully the queens’Find out how 20 RuPaul’s Drag Race queens picked their drag namesINTERVIEW: Courtney Act unpacks Drag Race’s trans problem – ‘Ru’s from a different era’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bendelacreme-cancelled-her-australian-tour-over-an-alleged-pay-dispute/last_img read more

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