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Roseanne Barr will appear on TV for first time since firing

first_imgLOS ANGELES | Roseanne Barr will appear on television for the first time since she was fired from ABC and her namesake show was canceled.Barr will be a guest on the Fox News show “Hannity” on Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT.FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Roseanne Barr participates in the “Roseanne” panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Barr will appear on television for the first time since she was fired from ABC and her namesake show was canceled. Barr will be a guest on the Fox News show “Hannity” on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 9 p.m. EDT. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)ABC canceled its successful reboot of “Roseanne” in May following the star’s racist tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a “Planet of the Apes” actor.Barr recorded a podcast interview last month in which she said she feels remorse about the tweet.During the live interview Thursday, she’s expected to discuss the tweet as well as President Donald Trump.ABC said it ordered 10 episodes of a spinoff called “The Conners” after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it.last_img read more

Coalition needs to address growing corruption, cronyism within its rank-and-file

first_imgDear Editor,The Coalition Government promised to wipe out corruption and cronyism, and foster accountability and transparency; but two years have passed and the Coalition is yet to address the growing corruption and cronyism within its rank-and-file.In May 2017, the Berbice Branch Manager of NCN was sent on administrative leave pending investigation. This type of leave is normally given to facilitate investigations without the person in question trying to compromise the investigation in any way. However, in the case of this NCN Branch Manager, it can be seen as an effort by those in authority to send her away until the ‘dust is settled’ and the heat of the issue is forgotten.But what this Manager has done will make the previous Manager, Mr Faizal Jaffarally, look like an altar boy. She has been the Manager for a period of 15 months during which ‘fake’ invoices, receipts and log sheets were used and she was never aware of it. The unfortunate staff members, who were dismissed, made it clear that they were instructed to prepare these ‘fake’ documents. There is overwhelming evidence to support this.Why were their statements thrown aside? Even if we are to believe that these staff members falsified the documents, did these employees collect the sums of money as well? Are there no checks and balances at NCN? Is this the ‘competence’ of the Branch Manager?When Jaffarally was dismissed, the then CEO for NCN, Ms Molly Hassan, boasted about hiring ‘competent personnel’; is this the type of competence which is hired? Even if she is not involved in the fake documents, which I don’t for a moment believe, how is it that these frauds were committed right under her nose without her having any clue about what is going on?This person is a disgrace to the AFC. But it seems that this person has strong connections, which go to the top of NCN and the AFC, so she can do no wrong. From information received, this Branch Manager will resume duties this month end. This is grave injustice to those who were dismissed. Who is protecting her?We blamed and lambasted the PPP/C, but we are doing worse in just two years.Yours sincerely,Muhammad Mustaphalast_img read more

Local musical training programme concludes

first_imgA musical training programme, which was a collaborative effort of the Caribbean Development Bank and Foundation Seven Music School among others, concluded on Friday, after 10 days of training for the Surama Culture Group.The event featured musical renditions from the Upper Essequibo-Upper Takutu village group.The trainees showcased their newly-honed talents, playing the piano and fluteOne of the students receiving his certificateamong other instruments, after which they received certificates.Media operatives spoke to chairman of the event, Ivan Williams, who expressed satisfaction and pride in the trainees’ achievements.“These students spent two weeks and we’re fully satisfied that in two weeks, they’ve learnt so much,” Williams said.In addition, he expressed hope that the musical trainees would return to their village and share what they have learnt from instructors at Foundation Seven Music School. “We believe that they have something they could now take and show to the rest.”Williams explained that the three members of the Surama Cultural Group who were trained were specially selected by the funding agency, and Foundation Seven was chosen to facilitate the training process. He expressed hope that there would be similar programmes in the future.“We are here to facilitate the funding process…and hopefully they choose us again,” the Chairman said.One of the trainees, Victor Captain said that he was delighted with what he has learnt and hoped to continue pursuing further certification in the field.He also expressed his delight at the thought of heading back to Surama to share his talent with the others there.“As long as I get the opportunity to continue to pursue this, I will, I would not leave what I have learned here,” he said.last_img read more

GOLF ROUNDUP Diaz nearly flawless at Canadian Open

first_imgKelli Kuehne and Kyeong Bae opened with 66s, 2005 winner Meena Lee topped a group at 67, and Paula Creamer and Juli Inkster shot 68s. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa opened with a 70 in her first round since winning the Women’s British Open at St. Andrews. Wyndham Championship Will MacKenzie would be a natural for the X Games. Now he’s out to prove there’s room for a kayaking, snowboarding surfer in the sometimes stuffy world of golf. MacKenzie shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Lucas Glover, Steve Marino, Brian Davis and Jeff Overton after the first round at Greensboro, N.C. MacKenzie, who spent a more than a decade away from the sport, nearly made a hole-in-one and had nine birdies to offset one bogey. Scandinavian Masters Scott Strange, who found out he was playing 45 minutes before tee time, shot a 6-under 64 to take the lead after the first round at Stockholm, Sweden. Strange, the first reserve, replaced David Drysdale, who pulled out with a neck injury. Swedish amateur Fredrik Qvicker and Sam Walker were one shot behind. Corey Pavin, Jeff Sluman and two-time winner Jesper Parnevik shot 70. Defending champion Marc Warren and John Daly shot 72. The Tradition Mike Reid and Mark McNulty shot 6-under-66s to share the first-round lead at the Champion Tour’s fourth major of the year. David Edwards was a stroke back and Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Bruce Summerhays shot 68s at the Crosswater Golf Club in the central Oregon town of Sunriver. Reid’s 66 was his lowest score since March. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Laura Diaz shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Women’s Open, while 17-year-old Michelle Wie opened with a 75 to drop 10 strokes back. Diaz made a long birdie putt on the par-4 first hole – her 10th hole of the day on the Royal Mayfair course in Edmonton, Alberta. “It was just really fun for me to make the 33-footer,” Diaz said. “It’s been what I’ve struggled with, so it was nice to see that go in. It puts me in a good frame of mind going into (the second round today).” last_img read more

Check out Ronaldo’s historic 300th Real Madrid goal

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his 300th goal 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 300th goal of his Real Madrid career on Wednesday night as he helped them beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 in La Liga.The former Manchester United star has reached the incredible milestone in just 288 games across six seasons and is now the third Los Blancos star to reach the tally.Alfredo Di Stefano (307) and Raul (323) are the men Ronaldo is now looking to beat in his quest to becoming the leading scorer over at the Bernabeu.You can check out his 300th goal in the video below…last_img

Huntington to add to science library

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Huntington’s book collection, most notable for its British and American history holdings, draws about 1,700 visiting scholars a year. Less well known are its books recording the history of science. But “when you put the two collections together, you probably have one of the great research collections in that field,” said the Huntington’s library director David Zeidberg. The books will travel across the country in six carefully guarded 55-foot tractor trailers, Zeidberg said. At Caltech, there was great excitement about the opportunities for collaboration with the Huntington that the Burndy library would foster. “Caltech has always been looking for a nice connection, and this is going to forge it,” Buchwald said. “We think between the two of us it will make Pasadena the major center for the history of science in the U.S.” Dibner, the collection’s founder, was a Ukrainian emigrant, the youngest of eight children and the only one to attend college. He achieved fame and fortune by inventing the first solderless electrical connector (a new way to join wires). After achieving business success, he developed an interest in Leonardo da Vinci, of whose accomplishments he was skeptical. That skepticism led to the study and eventually the start of his great collection of scientific literature through the ages. Bern Dibner died in 1988, but his family carried on his legacy, first by setting up the Dibner Institute at MIT, and recently by arranging for the gift to the Huntington. “We kind of grew up with it as a special family trust,” said Bern’s grandson Brent Dibner, who in his youth helped out at the library cataloging books, assembling boxes and cleaning. Along with the books, 22,000 of which are rare, the gift includes a collection of scientific instruments and innovations (including some of Thomas Edison’s early lightbulbs) and $11.6 million for conservation, research fellowships and exhibitions. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN MARINO – From papers scrawled in Newton’s own hand to the science books owned by famed microbiologist Louis Pasteur, the Burndy Library is an astounding collection of scientific history. The 67,000 volumes representing science and technology through the ages reside at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Starting this fall, though, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens will be their new home. The Huntington announced Monday that the collection – established more than 60 years ago by businessman and scholar Bern Dibner – was being donated by the Dibner family, a gift that will make Southern California one of the main centers for the study of the history of science in North America. “This \ library’s absolutely fantastic, it’s got amazing things in it,” said Caltech humanities professor Jed Buchwald, also the library’s former director. last_img read more

QUIZ: Can you name each FA Cup winner’s semi-final opponent since 2007?

first_img Do you remember who Man United beat in the semi-final before winning the FA Cup in 2016? It’s hard and that’s why you’ve got seven minutes to mull over the questions.At talkSPORT we had fun remembering recent FA Cup finals until someone ruined it by asking who each winner beat in the semi-final.Then we decided to go back 10 years to 2007 when Chelsea beat Man United 1-0 to see who they dumped out in the last four. Have a go yourself and then torment a mate by getting them to do the same. 1last_img

Man shot to death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HILLS A man died after he was found lying in the middle of the street, suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said Monday. Juan Baca was transported to a local hospital Sunday night, where he died from his injuries, Los Angeles police Officer Sara Faden said. The man, described as in his 30s, was discovered around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after police were called about gun shots in the 8800 block of Orion Avenue. No arrests have been made, and police did not provide a description of any suspects. Police are asking witnesses to call 838-9810 or 1-877-529-3855 with information.last_img read more

Leeds ‘fear’ Lampard will scupper loan bid for Chelsea defender as spygate payback

first_img Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 Jake Clarke-Salter spent last season on loan at Vitesse Leeds United are reportedly fearful Frank Lampard will reject their loan bid for Jake Clarke-Salter if he becomes Chelsea boss.The Blues have been given permission to speak to the current Derby County boss about their vacant managerial position. boost Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED punished Derby owner Mel Morris talks about Frank Lampard’s potential opportunity to move to Chelsea The two sides then met in the Championship play-off semi-finals with Leeds fans taunting Lampard by singing ‘stop crying Frank Lampard’ as they won the first leg 1-0.The former Chelsea midfielder got his own back, though, by winning the tie at Elland Road and singing his own version of the chant. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea JIBE TROPHY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 12.06%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ deals LATEST Lampard is set to rejoin his former club after just a year in charge of the Championship side.The 41-year-old did not enjoy the best of relationships with Leeds during that campaign.One of Marcelo Bielsa’s staff members was caught spying on a Derby training session before their league clash. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Derby went on to lose the play-off final 2-1 to Aston Villa but it has left Lampard in pole position to take the job at Stamford Bridge.The Sun report that Leeds want Clarke-Salter on loan next season after he impressed in a spell at Vitesse Arnhem.But they are now rumoured to not be hopeful of securing his services ‘in revenge’ for the spygate scandal.last_img read more

Rodgers: McGregor’s more than worthy of Scotland call-up

first_imgThe 23-year-old has only been called up to the senior side once, in September 2014.He said: “Callum McGregor never gets a mention. We have all the stars, all the goals; this was a boy who was absolutely brilliant yesterday.“I have no question he can play. There is no question about that. I want the players to be the very best they can be in their careers. It is a short career for them.“I have absolutely no doubt that if Gordon is looking for someone who is technically gifted, who can keep the ball, who understands football tactically, a player who never wavers in mentality – he is seven or eight out of ten every game he plays – who has got Champions League experience, then you wouldn’t go too far wrong with Callum in your squad.” Brendan Rodgers believes Callum McGregor has all the attributes to join the Celtic contingent in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad.The national boss started six Parkhead regulars, along with former Celt Charlie Mulgrew, in the 1-0 win over Slovenia at the end of March. Rodgers says if Strachan is looking to increase that number he would not go wrong in picking his unsung hero in midfield. He feels McGregor could comfortably join his club teammates Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths at international level. Rodgers continued: “He played in five positions for me this season. Wide on the right against Barcelona, centre of midfield, the side of a diamond,has played left-back and is one of those under-rated, under-valued players, but not by myself and the coaching team. “I had a similar player at Liverpool in Joe Allen and it wasn’t probably until he went to the European Championships (with Wales) and got voted into the team of the tournament that people began to sit up and take a bit of notice of him. “These guys that are honest guys. They don’t look for glory, they are very efficient, effective in the team.”He added: “Callum has been brilliant for us, a young guy who came through the system. He has this unbelievable habit where he rarely gives the ball away and in my teams that is critical. “Again, lots of players get lots of attention, lots of glory. This guy is a proper young footballer. He is vital to this squad. He is clever, he is bright, when the team is stuck he is in the position to receive the ball.“The courage he has to play football is amazing and what is great for me to see is that progression.”last_img read more