Don’t Avoid Standing in the Fire

first_imgMy friend, Larry, is a fire fighter. When he joined and the city placed him with a company, no one talked to him, even though spent hours and hours together. They didn’t invite him into their group, denying him membership. Even though the company hired him and was paying him, he wasn’t part of the team. Because of the nature of their work, the firefighters were slow to trust him, not knowing how he would behave in a situation where lives might be on the line. They were unsure whether or not they could trust him, as he hadn’t yet been tested.After a few months, Larry found himself in a serious house fire. The flames blew back over him and the two firefighters with him, and he had to stand between the fire and his two teammates, using the hose to protect his colleagues. He shielded the two firefighters with the water, but he was burned in the process, mostly on his neck and ears. After this event, he was a firefighter and a member of the team.If you work in sales, your company is going to have service failures. The service failures are going to cause your clients to have problems, which in turn will become your problems. Where salespeople get themselves in trouble is when they avoid dealing with the service failures, choosing instead to blame their operations team or external factor in hopes of absolving themselves or responsibility.My friend, Charlie Green, will tell you that trust is made up of reliability, credibility, and intimacy, divided by your self-orientation. When you demonstrate a lack of reliability, you diminish your client’s trust. When you suggest that your company isn’t reliable, that you are not responsible, you are really proving that you are not reliable, that you’re not accountable. Your company’s failing will, eventually, be remedied, but your unwillingness to own that failure and do what is in your power to make things better may not rebuild your lost reliability—and potentially your lost credibility.There is far too much written about negative sales behaviors, most of which are not nearly as prevalent as some claim. The lack of accountability, however, is too common and too often left unaddressed. If you want to be trusted, you must be willing to be accountable for what you sell. People are relying you. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 20

first_imgAdvertisementGermany FR celebrates after winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Photo Credits: Getty ImagesGreetings folks! We are back again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature. Read about all the interesting trivia associated with your favourite footballers and teams right here.Here is an excerpt of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”: 1954 – Germany FR unexpectedly clinch their first FIFA World Cup after coming from two goals down to defeat Hungary 3-2 in Berne, with Helmut Rahn striking the winner with six minutes to go.2006 – With ten different scorers in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, Italy equalise France’s record from 1982. Alessandro Del Piero becomes the tenth and last scorer with his goal to make it 2-0 in the semi-final against Germany.To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: July 4  Read also: Football: Sunil Chhetri On Japan, ‘Japan, you were brilliant tonight.’FIFA World Cup 2018: England shakes off penalty curse and beats Los Cafeteros for a place in the Quarters Advertisementlast_img read more

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All-Star Snub For A-Roid

first_imgNEW YORK — Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.But there was no room on the roster for Alex Rodriguez, enjoying a renaissance in his return to the New York Yankees following a season-long drug suspension.Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection July 6 for the July 14 game in Cincinnati. Grandal became the third All-Star this year who served a drug-related suspension for conduct connected to the Biogenesis of America clinic. Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta were elected by fans to start.Albert Pujols of the Angels will start at first base for the AL in place of Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who injured a calf muscle July 3.Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen will start in the NL outfield instead of Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who broke his hand on June 26.The 23-year-old Bryant made his big league debut April 17 and began Monday with a .279 average, 12 homers and 49 RBIs.“Obviously, I’ve been at some All-Star Games, but I don’t think anything can compare to making the major league All-Star team,” he said. “It is kind of weird right now. We have a game in an hour, so I’m trying not to get too excited and whatnot, but obviously it’s pretty cool.”He’s open to participating in the Home Run Derby. “It’s all happened so quick. I’ve just been having so much fun with this, my baseball career,” Bryant said. “Right now, it’s a pretty special feeling for me.”Pederson, who also expects to be in the derby, had 20 homers but was hitting just .234. He was especially pleased fellow players elected him. “They respect the way I play the game,” he said.A record six Royals were picked for the game, with players electing pitcher Wade Davis, and AL manager Ned Yost of Kansas City selecting reliever Kelvin Herrera. They join Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who were elected on July 5 as starters.“The one thing that Kelvin did that a lot of these guys didn’t do was pitch in Game 7 of the World Series last year,” Yost said. “That was kind of the deciding factor for me.”Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is among the five players on the AL fan ballot for the 34th and final roster spot. Rodriguez is not.The three-time MVP, who turns 40 on July 27, has 16 home runs and 47 RBIs for the Yankees after missing last year because of a drug suspension“We spent a lot of time debating his name,” said Yost, who preferred the versatility of an extra infielder or outfielder. “We felt we were covered in the DH. … We wanted to get Alex Rodriguez on there and couldn’t.”The league that wins the All-Star Game gets home-field advantage in the World Series.Rodriguez is hitting .284 during a season in which he passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list and topped 3,000 hits. But Texas’ Prince Fielder, who was elected by players, joined Cruz as the only DHs on the AL roster.“As I’ve said all season, my number one goal is helping the Yankees win a championship. I’m excited that we’re in a good position to get there,” Rodriguez said in a statement.“Of course it would have been an honor to represent the American League next week, but I’ll have fun cheering on the guys who were put on the team and watching them protect home field.”Yankees reliever Dellin Betances was elected by players, and first baseman Mark Teixeira was picked to fill Cabrera’s roster spot. But this will be the first All-Star Game with no Yankees starters since 1999.St. Louis tops the NL with five players. Peralta was elected to start along with outfielder Matt Holliday, who isn’t sure when he’ll be activated from the disabled list.Catcher Yadier Molina and reliever Trevor Rosenthal were elected by players, and NL manager Bruce Bochy of San Francisco picked pitcher Michael Wacha.Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman was elected by players and is the second member of the hometown Reds on the NL roster. Third baseman Todd Frazier was elected to start.Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett, in his 17th and what he says will be his final season, became an All-Star for the first time. At 38, he’s the oldest player headed to the game.“It’s cool,” Burnett said. “We were hoping it would happen but like a lot of things in baseball it was out of our control.”Washington outfielder Bryce Harper, a three-time All-Star at age 22, is the youngest. Harper said Monday he won’t participate in the Home Run Derby because his father isn’t available to pitch to him following shoulder surgery.There are 16 All-Stars born outside the 50 states, including six Venezuelans, five Dominicans, three Cubans, one Canadian and one Puerto Rican.AL starting pitchers include Seattle’s Felix Hernandez, Detroit’s David Price, Chicago’s Chris Sale, Houston’s Dallas Keuchel, Oakland’s Sonny Gray and Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer.Among the NL starting pitchers are Washington’s Max Scherzer, San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke, the Mets’ Jacob deGrom, Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole and Atlanta’s Shelby Miller.“New team. New league. It’s just getting a look at everybody,” said Scherzer, who left Detroit to sign a $210 million deal with the Nationals. “Everybody’s getting their first look at me and the things I’ve done. I’m sure they’ll make adjustments the rest of the year. That’s why it’s going to be a difficult challenge for me.”Joining Moustakas on the ballot for the AL’s final spot are Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier and Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner.The NL ballot includes pitchers Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati, Jeurys Familia of the Mets, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals along with Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Voting runs until July 10.(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Adelaide’s Sarah Perkins: ‘AFLW will grow in every aspect in 2018’

first_imgDespite the magic of 2017 for the Crows in particular, Perkins will remember AFLW season one as a victory for the generations of women who fought for the right of women to play footy. “It has written history for all the women and trailblazers who believed in us and paved the way for us to even play at a state level, let alone a national level, because of all the hard work they put in.“It’s also about the future of those girls who are running around playing Auskick now with girls’ names on their jumpers. Women’s footy has come a long way in the last hundred years, and if they keep letting us play and keep letting us develop, it’s going to keep developing.” Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Read more Read more Being resilient, never giving up, that’s probably the thing I’d like to be known forSarah Perkins Facebook ‘Everyone has come back to pre-season better than they were a year ago,’ says Sarah Perkins. Photograph: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images Reuse this content ‘This moment is for you’: how women’s sport rocked 2017 and pointed to the future Share on Facebook Perkins may claim she’s no fan of attention, but her elaborate goal celebrations suggest no such thing. Known for her wide-armed salutes and steely gaze after slotting a major, the 24-year-old is amused when it is pointed out that she seems anything but retiring in these moments.“I don’t know where they came from,” she laughs. “I’ve always loved a good fist pump. It’s [about] trying to excite my team-mates a little bit, trying to get the crowd and my team up and about, showing my passion. If I’m kicking goals and enjoying myself, then I think everyone is.”Kicking goals is one thing Perkins did with aplomb in AFLW season one – she won the team’s goalkicking award ahead of team-mate and league best and fairest Phillips, and came second to Darcy Vescio overall. In that sense, Perkins played no small part in the Crows’ history-making grand final victory – although she is humble about her own role in the win.“Something that has probably taken a while to sink in and still hasn’t is that I was a part of that team. Just because of everything that happened [for me], I still pinch myself every day. We’ve started preparing for season two, and I’m still like ‘wow, did that even happen?’”Nonetheless, Perkins says hearing the siren sound on their history-making victory is something she won’t soon forget. “I still get goosebumps, I’ve got goosebumps now thinking about it. Seeing the pure joy and excitement and emotion on every one of my team-mates’ faces, but not only that, [seeing] the Lions girls and how heartbroken they were, for me it really clicked in that maybe a minute more and they could’ve kicked a goal and we’d have been on that side of history.” Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook Twitter Australia sport features Twitter Share on WhatsApp “That moment will stick with me forever,” she says. “I still get a little heartbroken thinking about it. After a breakout year in the VWFL and working really hard, it was gut-wrenching to think it still wasn’t seen to be at the level it was meant to be. I definitely left there thinking I’d never play AFLW.”Of all the inspirational stories to come out of the inaugural AFLW season, that of Perkins is arguably the fan favourite; an underdog whose unlikely and unequivocal success mirrored that of the league’s own.As is now well-known, Perkins’ initial grief was short-lived; a phonecall from Adelaide coach Bec Goddard offered her a lifeline – the chance to relocate interstate to join the Crows as a free-agent. Although Perkins had to leave family and her home state, she jumped at the opportunity. “Walking away from a life I’d set up in Melbourne, I wasn’t too sure what was going to happen and if it would all work out,” she says. “But [ultimately] it changed the way I looked at footy and brought back the love and passion I’ve always had but obviously lost. I’ve loved being away from home, and I’ve become my own person. [In Adelaide], no-one knew who I was, so I could start fresh.” Perkins (right) with team-mate and 2017 MVP Erin Phillips. Photograph: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images Huge spike in women’s footy participation figures tells revealing story Although Perkins may have arrived an outsider, she would not stay out of the limelight long. Variously nicknamed “Perko” and “Tex” for commanding the Sherrin in the mould of men’s captain Tex Walker, she soon became a cult hero in Adelaide, gracing the front and back pages of local newspapers in a groundbreaking first for women’s football. Asked about her popularity, Perkins is uncomfortable acknowledging her fame. “I’m not a real fan of it [the publicity],” she says. “I prefer being what I call a ‘nobody’. I just like being able to play footy and stay out of the public eye.“I guess with the journey I’ve had [though], it’s something that hits home for a lot of people and something they can relate to. Being resilient, never giving up, that’s probably the thing I’d like to be known for. But saying I’m a cult hero, I can’t say I changed the world or I’m some sort of superhero. I think Erin Phillips has got that covered.” Pinterest AFLW Share on Messenger Kate O’Halloran More immediately, the upcoming second season of AFLW offers a chance for the game’s quality to further improve, become “more high-scoring” and showcase further skill development. “We’ve all had a massive seven-month off-season where we’ve all gone away and gotten better individually. Everyone has come back to pre-season better than they were a year ago, so people know we’re going to get better, they just have to give it a chance. “I think it’ll grow in every aspect, whether that be in the media, on the field, or off the field. That’s something we all expect because we knocked down that door pretty hard, and people know we’re there, for sure.” Since you’re here… Topics Pinterest In the lead-up to the inaugural AFLW draft, Sarah Perkins sat third on Victorian Women’s Football League goal-kicking list and had been named in the VWFL team of the year. But after 145 names had been read out on draft day, not one team in Perkins’ home state had elected to take on the power forward. Her AFLW dream seemingly in tatters, Perkins broke down, inconsolable. Share on Pinterest Season two will see the introduction of some controversial rule changes – including a last-touch out of bounds rule (meaning a free kick will be paid against the last player who touched the ball before it went out of bounds) and a reduction of the number of players per team from 22 to 21, with one less player allowed on the bench. As ever, Perkins is taking those changes in her stride. “We just have to have to trust that the AFL is doing what they think is best,” she says. “We had to learn to play with 16 on the field [last season], so now we have to learn to play with that one less player and the new rules.”Looking beyond next season, Perkins hopes to see more AFLW games played “for points” before AFL premiership-season matches, while she is also excited about the competition’s expansion and “more girls getting the opportunity to play the game they love”. In the meantime, while the sport is still semi-professional, she will continue to work at Reece plumbing – the same place she says she’d be if she hadn’t been drafted on that fateful day. “But I would probably never have been able to walk away [if I wasn’t drafted],” she says. “I probably would have stayed involved in a non-playing aspect.“That’s something I really hope I can do in the future… if I can play for as long as I can and then give back my knowledge to the younger girls coming through, help them out in any way possible, that’s something I’m really passionate about.” Australian rules football Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea in wrong while José Mourinho accepts apology

first_img Read more Share via Email It was a while before Mike Dean, the referee, was able to restore order. Once the dust had settled, however, Sarri was quick to accept the blame and criticise Ianni’s actions. Mourinho, who accused Chelsea’s fans of disrespecting him, also attempted to draw a line under the matter despite saying that Ianni’s actions were down to a “bad education”.“I didn’t see anything on the pitch but after the match I spoke with José and immediately understood that we are wrong,” Sarri said. “I have spoken with the member of my staff and then I bring him to speak with Mourinho to say sorry to him. I think it is finished. We made a mistake. We were in the wrong.”Sarri is yet to decide if he will punish Ianni. “I have dealt with the situation immediately,” he said. “I have to speak to him again because I want to be sure he is able to understand that it was a big mistake. I have to view everything. Now the situation is between me and the staff face‑to-face.”There were so many bodies involved that it was difficult for Dean to get a good view of what happened. The Football Association will have to wait for Dean’s report and view the footage before deciding whether to discipline either club. Pinterest United were on the verge of securing their first win here since 2012 after mounting an impressive comeback in the second half, with Anthony Martial scoring twice after Antonio Rüdiger had given Chelsea an early lead.Yet Mourinho ended up questioning why Dean played so much stoppage time after Barkley snatched a point for the hosts in the sixth minute of added time. “The referee gave six minutes,” he said. “Normally when I am losing I never get six minutes. I do not know where the extra time came from. But that is football.”United, who host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, showed enough promise to suggest that Mourinho still has the support of his players after weeks of speculation about his future at Old Trafford. Martial was excellent in the second half and Mourinho refused to criticise Paul Pogba for losing Rüdiger when the Chelsea defender headed in the opening goal from a corner. Share on WhatsApp It is thought that Mourinho meant that Ianni was guilty of a lack of manners when he spoke about the Italian’s education. In any case, United’s manager was not in a mood to prolong the argument.“Not celebrations, bad education,” he said. “But I also made mistakes in football matches and will make more. I accepted his apologies.“Maurizio saw and said he would take care of it internally and to accept his apology, which I did. Then the young fellow came and apologised and I told him I accepted. I said: ‘I did mistakes when I was your age’.” Maurizio Sarri has not yet decided whether he will punish Marco Ianni. Photograph: TGSPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock “My feeling is that we work on the pitch,” Mourinho said. “We defend mixed, so some players are in zones and some have individual opponents. Sometimes the opponent is better than us. In this case Antonio was really strong in the movement. Players make mistakes. I prefer to focus on the global performance. My midfield was very good. Paul was good.”It was an eventful return to his former club for Mourinho. After the final whistle he held up three fingers to signify the number of league titles he won in his two spells at Chelsea. “I did not get respect back from Chelsea fans but that is not my responsibility,” he said. Chelsea José Mourinho Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Facebook news Manchester Unitedcenter_img Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Maurizio Sarri apologised to Manchester United and admitted Chelsea were in the wrong after one of his coaches sparked a furious touchline row with José Mourinho.Mourinho leapt from his seat on United’s bench to confront Marco Ianni after the Chelsea assistant coach celebrated Ross Barkley’s dramatic late equaliser by pumping his fists in front of the away dugout. The dispute spiralled into the tunnel, forcing stewards to intervene, and led to heated exchanges between members of both benches. Maurizio Sarri Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United: how the players rated at Stamford Bridge The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Twitter Share on LinkedIn The Observer Read more Topics Chelsea’s late leveller against Manchester United sparks touchline chaos around Mourinho Premier League Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Death toll from Syrian violence tops 2900 UN human rights office says

Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said the total number has passed 2,900, “according to the list of individual names we have been compiling.” Previous estimates had placed the toll at about 2,700.Senior UN officials have repeatedly voiced concern about the situation in Syria, where large-scale protests calling for greater freedoms have been held since March – part of the so-called Arab Spring movement that has affected much of North Africa and the Middle East this year.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the violence and suffering in Syria is unacceptable and must end, and that the international community has a moral obligation to try to prevent further bloodshed.The Human Rights Council has ordered a commission of inquiry into the violence after an earlier OHCHR fact-finding mission outlined a series of Government abuses ranging from murders, enforced disappearances, the deprivation of liberty and torture.On Tuesday, the Security Council did not adopt a draft resolution that strongly condemned Syrian authorities for their crackdown after Russia and China exercised their vetoes.Representatives of Russia and China said the draft text as it stood would exacerbate tensions rather than lead to a resolution of the crisis.A spokesperson for Mr. Ban said yesterday that the Secretary-General regretted that Council members have not been able to agree and hoped they would overcome their divisions and find a collective way to address the situation. 6 October 2011The death toll from months of violent clashes between Syrian Government forces and pro-democracy protesters has now climbed to 2,900, the United Nations human rights office said today. read more

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Emil Ranjan and Rangajeewa further remanded over Welikada riots

Former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan and Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa, who were arrested over the 2012 Welikada Prison riot, have been further remanded.The Colombo Magistrate’s Court ordered that Emil Ranjan and Neomal Rangajeewa, who were remanded until today, to be further remanded till June 5th. Emil Ranjan and Neomal Rangajeewa had been arrested over the 2012 Welikada Prison clashes in which several inmates were killed.Investigators are attempting to uncover who gave orders to kill the inmates during the riot. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Global partners commit 12 billion to UNbacked fund to fight AIDS Tuberculosis

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed today a $12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting in Washington, DC.“Support for the Global Fund comes at a crucial point – in many parts of the world we are entering into a ‘make or break’ point in progressing towards our goals,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, applauding the commitments made at the meeting, which comes on the heels of Sunday’s commemoration of World AIDS Day.“These pledges are a demonstration of global solidarity and trust to move towards ending the three diseases,” he said. Echoing that sentiment was Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund, who said in closing remarks: “The 21st century ideals that led to the founding of the Global Fund are now stronger than ever: partnership, shared responsibility, and mutual accountability. In many ways, this is a replenishment of hope. It is a lifting up of the human spirit.”“We’ve had a terrific beginning,” said Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Chair of the Board of the Global Fund, who led the pledging session, which aimed to generate funds for the next three years. “I offer heartfelt thanks for the generosity of all partners in this effort. Now let’s go to work.”Delivering remarks on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Sidibé said that while ongoing support has led to many advances in the response, AIDS, TB and malaria financing from the international community remains a lifeline for millions of people. “We must act with resolve to preserve these gains, which remain fragile. If bed nets and anti-malarials are not delivered and used in time, malaria will continue to spread. Drug-resistant tuberculosis is on the increase, he said, adding that an AIDS-free world is in sight, but success depends on our unwavering resolve to bring treatment to the nearly three in 10 children and adults who still do not have access to it. “We need to work smarter and better to truly end these infectious diseases.”Opened by United States President Barack Obama, the meeting was also an opportunity for world leaders and partners to review progress and look to the future. According to UNAIDS, the new commitments represent a sharp increase compared to pledges made at the previous replenishment conference of $9.2 billion. Shared responsibility by countries has also grown. Domestic spending on HIV has increased, accounting for approximately of 53 per cent of global HIV resources in 2012. The total global resources available for HIV in 2012 were estimated at $18.9 billion. read more

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Mommys Kissing Santa Claus Picture of the Day

first_imgSHEUNA PIKE GOT quite a shock this morning when she brought her 11-month-old daughter Halle to see Santa Claus in Clerys.Instead of meeting the jolly man from the North Pole, she was greeted by a much more familiar face.When she entered the grotto, her long-term boyfriend Gary Lawlor was ready and waiting. In his hand? A sparkling diamond.The Glasnevin man got down on one knee and proposed to Sheuna. The pair have been going out for about eight-and-a-half years.Images: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland!Read: 9 internal panics you’ll have during the big Christmas food shopOpen thread: What’s your favourite Christmas memory?last_img read more

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Chikungunya le rôle du système immunitaire

first_imgChikungunya : le rôle du système immunitaireL’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) et le CNRS viennent de démontrer que la différence de réponse immunitaire de chaque individu au virus du chikungunya entraînait la variabilité des symptômes retrouvés d’un malade à l’autre.Le chikungunya est un virus ayant causé plusieurs épidémie en Afrique et en Asie du sud est au cours du XXe siècle. La dernière épidémie de 2007 en Italie et les cas recensés en France ont poussé les chercheurs à étudier plus en détail cette maladie.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les symptômes du chikungunya sont la fièvre, des troubles articulaires extrêmement douloureux mais également plusieurs autres types de signes cliniques très variables en fonction des individus. C’est à partir de ce constat que les chercheurs de l’IRD et du CNRS sont parvenus à démontrer que la différence de symptômes était due à la variabilité de la réponse immunitaire de chaque patient.Quelle que soit l’infection, virale, bactérienne ou parasitaire, le système immunitaire est activé dans notre organisme rappelle Sciences et Avenir. Deux grandes étapes se déroulent alors successivement : la défense non-spécifique ou immunité innée puis la réponse spécifique. La première lutte contre tous les éléments présentant un ADN étranger, la seconde lutte de façon spécifique contre l’agent pathogène en cause.Les recherches menées ont ainsi montré que chez les personnes atteintes par le chikungunya (en 2007), l’immunité innée était très efficace. En effet au cours des premiers jours de l’infection, de nombreuses hormones immunitaires (interférons, cytokines et chimiokines) ont été retrouvées dans le sang. Le terrain immunitaire de chaque malade est donc un facteur important de cette maladie et les cas graves seraient dus à une immunité innée altérée.Le 2 janvier 2011 à 13:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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SHOULD A CANDIDATE BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY GRTS

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYSHOULD A CANDIDATE BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY GRTS?Section 33 of the constitution does not permit discrimination by public officers while performing their duty. Needless to say during the campaign period (16 to 29 November) the Independent Electoral Commission takes charge to ensure that the public broadcaster displays fairness in coverage and party political broadcast.Whenever a candidate is treated unfairly he/she has the right to raise the matter with the IEC for resolution.last_img read more

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Senator Kamala Harris impressed by dedication of San Diego submariners

first_img John Soderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — US Senator Kamala Harris came to San Diego Friday for a course in ‘Submarines 101.’The democratic Senator received a top to bottom tour of the USS Scranton, a 361-foot long Los Angeles class submarine.And why is the Senator so interested in our subs? She serves on two committees on national security the Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.Harris came away very impressed with the professionalism of the submariners. ‘These folks never complain,’ she remarked.To say that Harris is a rising star in the Democratic Party is an understatement.Her name has been mentioned as a candidate for the presidency in 2020, something she says she has not ruled out. John Soderman, Posted: July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Senator Kamala Harris impressed by dedication of San Diego submariners Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kamala Harris FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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GMB hosts protests against ISS in wage and sick pay dispute

first_imgTrade union GMB and its members are participating in a series of protests today (Thursday 11 April 2019) against support service organisation ISS in a dispute over wages and sick pay.The protests will be occurring across three sites in South London: from 9.00am at the Princess Royal Hospital in Orpington and from 12.00pm at Kingston Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.ISS operates the cleaning, catering, porter and security contracts at NHS hospitals.GMB is seeking amendments to the organisation’s sick pay scheme so that it is paid from day one; this is to align with the provision offered to other NHS staff. Furthermore, the trade union wants ISS to pay its employees the voluntary London living wage, which currently stands at £10.55 an hour.GMB and its members are also protesting against the organisation’s pay harmonisation programme, Project Greenfield. GMB states that this as a result of this employees will not receive their pay for up to three weeks from the end of April. This will result in an extended pay arrears period. Project Greenfield will not impact higher-paid, salaried employees, according to the union.GMB members are requesting that the trade union establish food banks to help during this time.Today’s protests form part of GMB’s ongoing campaign at Kingston Hospital, centred around improving the sick pay scheme. Matt Hancock, minister for health, met with GMB in March 2019 to discuss this.Helen O’Connor, regional organiser at GMB, said: “ISS is an exploitative contractor in the health service and our members are angry at being treated like second class NHS workers. ISS has no regard for the wellbeing of its workforce and it is beyond belief that low paid workers can be expected to pay back loans in excess of £300 a month of their own wages so that a multi-million-pound global [organisation] like ISS can change [its] pay cycles.“GMB met with ISS earlier in the week and advised them to advance wages to their hourly paid workers in order to change the pay cycle, but ISS are hell bent on offering unaffordable loans to workers who are already up to their eyes in debt due to low pay.”A spokesperson at ISS added: “We are aware of the protests being carried out by the GMB union today. We want to make it clear that ISS will not withhold any money that is payable to any employee.“ISS will soon begin a programme to upgrade our payroll system and processes. This is a necessity as from December, our current payroll will no longer be supported. In November we will therefore introduce a new, enhanced, payroll system. We strongly believe this will benefit our employees as it will give more clarity on what an employee will be paid, and when, as there will be more time to check and process pay.“Our ethos is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees; based on the ISS values and leadership principles, looking after both the physical and mental wellbeing of every ISS employee.“[While] we are aware that the employees will be embarking upon change, we are providing a full range of support to ease their concerns and any impacts of the change, and we continue to provide opportunities for employees to discuss any issues with us. Our open approach has proven to help minimise any discomfort the employees may feel because of the necessary change and our local management teams are working very hard to communicate the right messages to everyone.”last_img read more

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9 great reads from CNET this week

first_imgApple generated its share of headlines during the last seven days. The tech giant made some pretty significant changes to the MacBook lineup (including ditching a model championed by a CNET editor), and it also dealt with a pair of security issues — one involving iPhone eavesdropping, the other, webcam hijacking. But there was plenty more happening too.We put Verizon’s and Sprint’s 5G networks up against each other in a head-to-head speed contest. A federal judge ruled that it’s unconstitutional for Trump to block critics on Twitter (and a couple of lawsuits said AOC shouldn’t be able to Twitter-block either). And Harley-Davidson rolled out an electric-powered hawg while Disney trotted out a computer-generated lion (king).Here’s more from our menagerie of stories this week:Inside YouTube, leaders look for ‘balance’ after scandalsNeal Mohan, second in command at the video site, handles an evolving role. James Martin/CNET How YouTubers are dealing with the deepfake threatThe VidCon convention for online creators kicks off with a panel on how to prepare for the deepfake dilemma.Young fans of Joey Graceffa hold masks of his face in front of their own. Getty Images Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook ProThese two entry-level Apple laptops get spec upgrades and, in one case, an important price cut.macbooks-2019 Sarah Tew/CNET Facebook gets experimental with new apps to reel you inExclusive: You could see apps from the team within weeks.FRANCE-TECHNOLOGY-INTERNET-FACEBOOK-SOCIAL NETWORK-LOGO Loic Venance/Getty Images Can $80 earbuds keep up with the $160 AirPods?CNET senior editor Lexy Savvides calls the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air earbuds her new fave AirPods alternative.airpods-vs-anker Lexy Savvides/CNET Amazon Prime Day evolves from goofy sideshow to Black Friday-esque phenomOther retailers are forced to join the party, or else get left behind.Amazon-prime-day-3 Angela Lang/CNET Amazon plans $700 million retraining program for 100,000 US workersThe Upskilling 2025 program is designed to reach a third of Amazon’s US workforce.amazon-prime-now-manhattan-11.jpg Sarah Tew/CNET The $200 Nintendo Switch Lite is cheaper, smaller and handheld onlyIt’s coming Sept. 20 and here’s how it plays.nintendo-switch-lite-1 Nintendo Europe’s 5G difference: Unlimited data without a big surchargeUS carriers, take note. Here’s one way to lure customers to 5G.Palace of Westminster and Westminster Bridge Julian Elliott/Getty Images Share your voice Post a comment 0center_img Tech Industry Tagslast_img read more

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Justice still sought a year after Kavairlook killing

first_imgMay 17 marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of John Kavairlook Jr. outside of the Rock n Rodeo Bar in Fairbanks.Download AudioJohn Kavairlook (Photo courtesy of City of Fairbanks)Based on witness accounts and video surveillance, police initially went after four suspects in connection to the incident.  Two of those suspects have been apprehended and remain in custody, awaiting trial.Even though one suspect is facing murder charges, the alleged shooter remains at large.John Kavairlook was originally from the village of Koyuk.  He graduated from the Galena Interior Learning Academy in 2010, and subsequently trained as a plumber in Fairbanks.On May 16th,2015, he took his wife Shalene to the Rock N Rodeo on the Old Steese Highway in Fairbanks for their first night out after the birth of their daughter Kinley roughly a month earlier.  Charging documents suggest that Kavairlook tried to defend his wife from one of the four suspects.  A fight broke out in the bar, and the men were ejected.Shortly after, in the parking lot, one of the suspects retrieved a 9 mm Glock pistol from a silver SUV and shot Kavairlook multiple times, before all 4 suspects fled the scene.In October, U.S. Marshals and local police in Selma, Texas apprehended Anchorage’s Joel Roland Joseph, charging him with first and second degree murder in connection with Kavairlook’s death.  At his arraignment in December, Joseph pled not guilty.According to court documents, Joseph – despite the murder charges looming over him – is not the individual who allegedly pulled the trigger that night.  Fairbanks Police Detective Peyton Merideth explained.“You don’t have to be the shooter to be charged with murder, depending on what your actions were in the case,” Merideth said. “Each case is different, of course.  His level of participation in the homicide, his level of culpability raised his level to that charge.”Joseph’s attorney Steve Wells disagreed with Meredith.“What they have done is charge him under a theory that he essentially aided or abetted or encouraged someone else to do that,” Wells said. “We dispute that.”Instead, Wells claims that Joseph had no interest in elevating what began as a fight in the Rock n Rodeo Bar to a homicide.“Our defense is that Joel Joseph didn’t want him dead, or didn’t solicit his death or encourage this death or do anything to aid or abet the other fellow who did pull the trigger,” Wells said.The identity of the alleged shooter, who remains at large, has not been revealed publically.If Joseph knows who fired the shots that killed Kavairlook, Wells said that he doesn’t have to tell.“Anybody has a legal right not to provide that information, Wells said. “As far as whether Mr. Joseph has that information and the extent of what he knows – that is all part of what this case is about.” Anchorage resident Demarius Hinson was also arrested in connection with the Kavairlook shooting.  Police tracked him down in Orlando, Florida last October, and arrested him on charges of hindering prosecution.Police also arrested Joel Joseph’s older brother David in Anchorage on charges of hindering prosecution. It was David Joseph’s 9mm handgun that was used in the shooting, which he reported to police as stolen, allegedly after a phone conversation between the Joseph brothers shortly after the incident.That leaves two people who were allegedly involved in Kavairlook’s death unaccounted for – including the man who likely fired the gun.  Multiple witnesses and video surveillance footage depict the men as African-Americans in their 20s or 30s, who traveled from Anchorage to Fairbanks shortly before the incident.Detective Merideth said that the search for the at-large suspects continues.“We are still trying to get information from the public to help identify these people,” Merideth said. “There could be things happening behind the scenes as well to get the identity of the other two people involved in the homicide.  Everything is being done that can be done to try to identify the other two people and we are still very optimistic that the other two people will be identified.”Both Hinson and Joel Joseph remain in custody at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.   They are scheduled to stand trial for the homicide of John Kavairlook in August, though Wells is skeptical the trial will happen so soon after the initial arrests and indictments.last_img read more

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G20 Summit 2014 World Leaders Agree to Strengthen Global Infrastructure Labor Force

first_imgThe G20 Summit 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, came to an end on Sunday after the world leaders agreed to improve world global trade and focused on climate change and health.As the world economy is still on a shaky recovery track, the global leaders resolved to stimulate growth and improve productivity of the G20 member countries by 2.1 percent in the next five years by addressing some major issues. This plan will add around $2 trillion to world economic activity. More than 800 reforms were discussed at the event and some global funds were also formed.RelatedThe G20 leaders released a Brisbane Action Plan that enumerated several areas each country would focus on and also some combined priorities.Below are the most important agreements concluded at the G20 Summit 2014:- Develop global infrastructure and boost investment in the sector for better coordination and support- To create more jobs, improve employment conditions and also remove the gender gaps in the jobs sector. To bring in an extra 100 million women in the employment scenario and improve participation rates by 25 percent by 2025.- To formulate regulations that would help eradicate tax abuse, money laundering and other corrupted means of trade and business.- To accelerate implementation of the international financial reform agenda and complete the agreement ruling the corporate tax avoidance reform by 2016.- Working toward climate change and set domestic goals of environment conservation and preservation by 2015.- The formulation of a Green Climate Fund, where the US alone would commit $3 billion.- To boost new energy efficiency infrastructure and programs.- To fight the emergent Ebola crisis.Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was “heartened by the candid conversations” of the G20 leaders who agreed to his request of abandoning their scripts and speaking from their hearts.”The thing about the G20 is that it’s large enough to be representative and small enough to be effective. That’s why G20 is such an important element in global governance architecture,” the prime minister was quoted by News.com.au.”We set a goal we developed a plan and we implemented it,” he added.last_img read more

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From supergiant to solarmass star Study finds HD 179821 less massive than

first_img Discovered about a century ago, HD 179821 (also designated IRAS 19114+0002) is a star in the constellation of Aquila, surrounded by a detached dust shell. The star is currently classified as a post-AGB supergiant of spectral type G5 Ia. However, although several spectroscopic observations of HD 179821 have been conducted, the exact distance to this star remains a subject of debate. Some studies suggest that it is located about 19,500 light years from the Earth, while others cite a much closer distance of some 12,700 light years. Discrepancy in the distance estimates leaves uncertainties regarding the star’s mass and evolutionary status.Gaia’s second data release, known as Data Release 2 (DR2), has the potential to resolve such uncertainties as it offers high-precision positions, parallaxes and proper motions for more than 1.3 billion sources in the sky. A team of astronomers led by Mudumba Parthasarathy of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore used DR2 data to obtain the parallax of HD 179821, which allowed them to make new distance calculations.The parallax of HD 179821 was found to be approximately 0.31 mas. Employing an inference procedure developed by other researchers in 2018, Parthasarathy’s team calculated that this value corresponds to a distance of about 9,600 light years. Gaia parallax also allowed them to find that the star is located some 850 light years below the Galactic plane.Furthermore, the derived distance and other parameters provided by previous studies, such as spectral type and observed V magnitude, were essential to find the absolute magnitude and bolometric luminosity of HD 179821. These values were estimated to be –5.7 and 4.3 respectively.According to the paper, the derived properties exclude the possibility that HD 179821 is a supergiant star with a mass between 19 and 30 solar masses, which was suggested by observations conducted in recent years.”The derived MV = -5.7 clearly establishes that HD 179821 is not a 30 or 19 Msun post-red supergiant. (…) The bolometric magnitude clearly excludes the possibility, defended by many authors, that it is a very massive (30 to 19 Msun) post-red supergiant star,” the astronomers underlined.They concluded that HD 179821 is a post-AGB star of mass in the range of about 0.8 solar masses, an effective temperature of 5,660 K, and a radial velocity of approximately 81.8 km/s. When it comes to the evolutionary status of HD 179821, the astronomers noted that it resulted from an intermediate mass AGB star or from a star that is at the lower limit of a super-AGB star. Its progenitor most likely had an initial main sequence mass of about four solar masses. Citation: From supergiant to solar-mass star: Study finds HD 179821 less massive than previously thought (2019, February 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-supergiant-solar-mass-star-hd-massive.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. HD 179821. Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive © 2019 Science X Network Explore further Caffau’s star is a dwarf, Gaia DR2 confirms More information: M. Parthasarathy. The puzzling high velocity G5 supergiant star HD 179821: new insight from Gaia DR2 dataarxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1901/1901.08995.pdf A post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) star known as HD 179821 turns out to be significantly less massive than previously thought, according to a new study. Using new data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, astronomers found that HD 179821 is not a supergiant, which was suggested by previous observations, but is rather a solar-mass star. The finding is presented in a paper published January 28 on arXiv.org.last_img read more

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Ramayana revisited

first_imgThe fascinating story of the Ramayana is regaling a vastly different audience in a country far away from its native India, as National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra opened an exhibition of vintage miniature paintings that strings together a grand narrative of the ancient epic.Titled, The story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi, the three-month show features 101 paintings created between the 17th and 19th centuries, and is the first major initiative under a recently-inked pact on culture between India and Australia. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’NGA Director Gerard Vaughan said that the exhibition of ‘vibrant and exquisite Indian miniature paintings is important’ for the gallery. “It forms part of our commitment to share the art and rich cultural heritage of India with all Australians,” he added, speaking about the finely-detailed paintings featuring a rich diversity of regional styles. Selected from the collection of National Museum (NM) of over 17,000 miniatures, the largest in the world, the NGA exhibition is open till August 23, and the entry is free for the public. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNM Director-General Sanjiv Mittal, who was present at the function, expressed delight on behalf of his country, upon sharing with the Australians, the story of Ramayana.NM curator Vijay Kumar Mathur, who has selected the 101 paintings in a chronological progression capturing the story of the Ramayana, revealed that the collection had been pooled in from India’s northern, central and eastern territories. “These miniatures represent art from various schools of Mughal, Deccan, Pahari, Rajasthan and Central India. They stand for a matured movement that colourfully visualises the spirit of the Ramayana,” he expressed.last_img read more

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Before starring in Pose Angelica Ross was kicked out of the Navy

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Gay guys tell their horror stories from vacations with their straight friendsLGBTI rapper CupcaKKe gets upfront in new queer video ‘Crayons’Who is the famous gay pop star behind this anonymous letter about the pressure to remain in the closet?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/before-starring-in-pose-angelica-ross-was-kicked-out-of-the-navy/ Angelica Ross, who starred as Candy Abundance on the groundbreaking FX show Pose, was once kicked out of the United States Navy.BackgroundRoss is a black transgender woman. When she came out as gay to her Evangelical Christian mom at age 17, her mom was deeply unsupportive. ‘It’s a great example of how trans women around the country are being marginalized and oppressed by members of their own community. We are taken advantage of by the gay, usually white, men who own the clubs where trans women, femmes and drag queens perform. Almost none of these places pay. Performers have to work for tips. And if a girl makes it known that she’s not willing to dance solely for tips, the owners will just get a new girl to come in and do it instead. There are only a few places — the Kit Kat Lounge being one of them — where there are a handful of cast positions. And if you’re lucky enough to get on cast it means having somewhat consistent pay to count on week to week. But the pay is under the table. And the boss makes it a point to remind cast members they’re highly replaceable. So it’s like winning the lottery to work in a sweatshop.’‘The competition for cast positions has gotten worse in the age of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now most girls can’t get a paid gig to save their life unless they’ve been on that show. But even if you manage to secure a steady gig, there’s really no long-term benefit of working at drag bar. You’re not contributing to a 401k. You’re not receiving medical.’Non-profitsIn 2012, Ross began working at the Trans Life Center as an employment coordinator.‘They had this job readiness program where trans individuals would receive a safety and sanitation license to work in restaurants. It was well intended, but the program was basically ushering people into jobs they didn’t want instead of teaching them skills that afforded them more options.’‘That was my introduction to the non-profit, social work sector. And it’s where I learned how to steer clear of discriminatory hiring practices. No one knew what I looked or sounded like. All that mattered was my skill set. If I could do the work, the job was mine. And that’s what inspired me to start my own non-profit. In 2014 I launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a talent incubator focused on economically empowering trans careers. I moved to DC, where the Human Rights Campaign heard about my mission and gave me office space at their headquarters completely free of charge.’Ross’s TransTech Social Enterprises became a huge success.‘I got to a place where every white person in every white organization in DC started inviting me to their galas and panel discussions and to all these things that put my face — my black trans face — front and center within their spaces. I even made relationships with the White House. And everyone would pretend to think what I was doing at TransTech was brilliant. But the moment I would start talking about fundraising, I cannot tell you how quickly and often people would suddenly be like, “So, explain all of this to me again? I’m not quite getting it.” Isn’t it funny how that works? So you got it when you invited me here, but now that I’m asking for actual help you’re confused?’ActingRoss’s big acting break came with Her Story, the Emmy-nominated web series she co-starred in alongside Jen Richards.‘Starring in Her Story was the first time I was able to be openly trans and actually bring my whole experience to the table. It was the first time as an actor I was able to just act and not have my inner dialog running wild, wondering if the cameraman was too close or if my voice was too low. I wasn’t asking myself how I’d play off being found out. My secret wasn’t a secret.’Ross went on to act in CBS’s Doubt, TNT’s Claws, and most recently, FX’s Pose.‘Pose was something I didn’t want at first. I was like, “This is not for me.” But I was getting a lot of signs from the universe hinting I would be on this show,’ Ross says.‘And when Ryan Murphy met me he was like, “I want to write a role specifically for you.” So I signed on and Ryan has been incredible. I didn’t really have a big role to begin with, but he’s a director who gives actors some freedom. He was asking me to ad-lib one day and then he asked Janet Mock to write an entire episode for me the next.’‘Waitress. Makeup artist. Realtor. Dancer. Web Master. Actor. I’ve worked every kind of job you can think of. So when I talk about my value you can trust I’m worth every penny.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . ‘She told me I should commit suicide or she would, because she couldn’t have someone like me as her child,’ Ross told The Advocate.The NavyIt was after this that Ross left home to join the Navy. She lasted only six months before getting discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ which was still in full effect at the time.‘I was discharged from the Navy in such a violent way. Some guys hung me out of a third-story window to try to get me to admit I was gay. My life flashed before my eyes and I immediately knew I had to get out of there as quickly as possible and start living my truth,’ Ross wrote in a personal essay for Wealthsimple.‘Leaving the military was so bittersweet. I was saving my own life by leaving. But I left feeling so disappointed in this country. I remember thinking to myself that the freedom I was fighting to protect wasn’t meant for me. I’m actually still fighting my discharge in order to get the benefits I rightly deserve.’Second MotherAfter leaving the Navy, Ross moved back to her hometown in Wisconsin. While things were still on edge with her parents, she lived with a drag queen named Traci Ross who became her ‘second mother.’ During this time, Traci Ross mentored her and introduced her to hormones to begin transitioning.Ross had a tremulous time during her early days of transitioning. When her family in Wisconsin kicked her out, she moved to Virginia and lived with her birth father. She worked at Applebee’s and put herself through cosmetology school.Computer whizSoon, she moved to Florida to work on her friend’s escort website. When Ross realized that sex work ‘wasn’t in her lane,’ she also became aware of her computer skills.‘And in a stroke of serendipity, the woman needed someone to help run her website. So I moved to Florida to be her webmaster. Eventually, I left to create my own adult website. I did that for about six months or so,’ Ross recalls.FloridaFrom 2001-2006, Ross lived in Boca Raton, Florida with her ex. She made money doing real estate and modeling. She even starred in a foreign language film called Natale a Miami. Translated to Christmas in Miami, Ross describes the film as ‘sort of like Italy’s version of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.’‘So I was in this random foreign language film that became this blockbuster hit in Italy — it was beating King Kong at the box office at one point — while also selling houses and using that commission to pay for my tuition at Florida Atlantic University, where I was finally able to study theater and creative writing, before ultimately dropping out my junior year. I had to leave school when shit really hit the fan with my relationship.’Ross’s then-boyfriend wanted her to keep her trans identity a secret, due to living in a conservative state. Ross eventually moved to Chicago and broke things off with him.ChicagoIn Chicago, Ross worked at the Kit Kat Lounge. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Schoolboy taken to hospital after collision near North Staffordshire high school

first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA schoolboy has been taken to hospital after a collision on a major North Staffordshire road this morning. Emergency services were called to the accident, that involved the pedestrian and a car, on the A53 in Endon shortly before 8.30am today (Wednesday July 10). The boy, understood to be in his early teens and a pupil at Endon High School, was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:  “We treated a boy.  He was assessed and treated at the scene and taken to hospital for further assessment. Read MoreFestival Park flyover remains closed due to ‘safety concerns’   “His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.” The driver of the car, a Volkswagen Passat, is not believed to have been injured. The A53 was closed in both directions for more than an hour before reopening. StokeonTrentLive has contacted Endon High School for comment. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more

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