Rascal Flatts abruptly ends show over ‘security issue’ by The Associated Press Posted Aug 10, 2018 10:20 am PDT Last Updated Aug 10, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Country group Rascal Flatts abruptly ended an Indiana concert because of what police call a “security issue” that is being investigated.Concertgoers say the band didn’t return for an expected encore Thursday night at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in suburban Indianapolis, after which a public-address announcement said the show was over. Security guards told people to evacuate the seating area. Fan Andy VonDielingen told The Indianapolis Star he saw a disruption in the general-admission area closest to the outdoor amphitheatre’s stage.The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department said Friday the matter is an open investigation. It didn’t immediately release any details.Rascal Flatts said on Twitter that everyone was able to leave safely and thanked fans for their understanding.
A boy dressed as Superman stands among other visitors to the Comic Con Africa event, a three-day comic book and pop culture convention in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Wonder Woman and other usual superheroes were in abundance, but also some African characters seemingly sparked by the success of Marvel’s “Black Panther” film.(AP Photo/Christopher Torchia) by The Associated Press Posted Sep 16, 2018 3:51 am PDT Last Updated Sep 16, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email JOHANNESBURG – The usual suspects — Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader — roamed the halls at Comic Con Africa. There were also a few African characters on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka Zulu.The success of Marvel’s “Black Panther” film spiked interest in African story-telling, and artistic creators on the continent hope to capitalize with more comic book characters of their own.Bill Masuku, a Zimbabwean artist and writer, says Africa’s comic book industry started as an “imitation of what’s happening in the West” but is evolving to become more “naturally African.”Masuku says Captain South Africa, a superhero he created, is a black woman who “doesn’t want to punch criminals because that doesn’t end crime.”The three-day comic book and pop culture convention in South Africa ends Sunday. Meet Captain South Africa; she’d rather not punch criminals
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2019 1:00 pm PDT LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony “The Ant” Spilotro is for sale.Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995 film “Casino,” and his wife, Nancy, were the original owners of the single-story ranch-style home east of the Las Vegas Strip.Built in 1974, the property is considered modest today, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. It’s offered for $419,900.Seller David Stevens tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Spilotro was proud to have the biggest swimming pool in the neighbourhood.The Mob Museum in Las Vegas says Spilotro was assigned to protect the illegal diversion of casino profits to Chicago organized crime.Spilotro and his brother, Michael Spilotro, were killed in 1986, and their bodies found in an Indiana cornfield.___Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.comThe Associated Press Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in ‘Casino’ is for sale AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New York state will soon join most other states in allowing voters to cast a ballot before election day.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law on Thursday that authorizes in-person early voting up to 10 days before an election. He was joined at a Manhattan bill signing ceremony by actor and producer Ben Stiller.Stiller was a vocal supporter of the changes, which had been blocked for years by Republicans in the state Senate. The bills all passed earlier this month, following a Democratic takeover of the Senate in last year’s elections.Cuomo also signed into law bills that will consolidate multiple primary elections and make other updates to decades-old voting rules.He says the changes should boost New York’s voter turnout, which typically lags other states.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2019 9:18 am PDT NY governor signs early voting bill into law
April 3, 2001Pouring a silt-cast panel:Construction Crewmember Jeff Buderer, mixes concrete while MarchWorkshopper Joost Zwart transports it to the prepared formwork. [Photos andtext by Jennifer Thornton] MarchWorkshopper Cheyne Roose helps to prep the formwork for the pour. Habitat Manager David Tollas (far left), construction crewmembers andWorkshoppers, pour concrete into the formwork.
December 7, 2012Work continues on the uppermost terrace of the greenhouse. David Tollas is vibrating the cement for even distribution while Francesca and Paolo use shovels to spread the concrete into the form.[photo by Mitzy Strebel] Workshop participant Jody Whiteoak returned from Tasmania, Australia to complete week 2-4 of his workshop, he did his seminar week in 2003. Here he is screeding the surface of the concrete slab.[photo by Nadia Begin] In the foreground we see workshop participants Ana Flor and Geraldine with construction staff Paolo and workshop participant Francesca. [photo by Nadia Begin] Francesca and Geraldine finish the slab. One yard of concrete was mixed by hand mixer, the two slabs are 3 feet wide and 15 feet long by 4 inches thick.[photo by Mitzy Strebel]
Minister of Transport Marios Demetriades expressed his confidence that Cyprus’ economy is back on track, following the economic crisis, adding that the country’s connectivity has also increased significantly along with the development in the aviation industry.Speaking during an event at Larnaca airport, organized by Hermes Airport and Blue Air on the occasion of the company’s third aircraft, Demetriades noted that the company carried in 2016 around 320 thousand passengers, while in the first half of this year the same number stands at 175 thousand.Moreover he referred to the increase in air traffic that has been achieved in the past three years, despite predictions to the contrary following the collapse and eventual closing down of Cyprus Airways.The government and the Ministry, through its open sky policies, have contributed to this direction, the Minister added.Representatives of Blue Air, Hermes Airports and the travel company Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd also addressed the same event. Commercial Manager Tudor Constantinescu said the airliner started flights from Larnaca in 2015, offering two destinations and now carries more than half a million passengers, offering 61 destinations through Bucharest.Antonis Orthodoxou, the CEO of Orthodoxou Group of Companies, expressed his satisfaction for the third aircraft, noting the progress that the company has made.Eleni Kalogirou of Hermes Airports said that the company expects to increase its capacity by 35% compared to last year, by adding new routes to its flying programme.CNAYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades reassured the people of Cyprus that efforts to reach a solution to the Cyprus problem and reunify the country will continue, through the peace talks.In statements after Sunday’s military parade on the occasion of Cyprus’ Independence Day, in Nicosia, President Anastasiadescongratulated the National Guard on an “impressive parade”, saying that we celebrate the Independence Day with proof of our decision to modernize the Armed Forces in order to be able to respond both to our European obligations and the defensive needs of our homeland.The President said that the National Guard is being modernized with new weapon systems, a new image and through restructuring, which turned it into a truly professional military force. He pointed out that the reduction of the military service has not affected the National Guard, which, on the contrary has been strengthened.He also referred to the cooperation with Greece, saying that this creates the necessary conditions to be able to negotiate from a position of strength. The Greek government was represented at the parade by National Defence Minister Panos Kammenos.“The support and cooperation with Greece within the broader EU framework and the closer cooperation we have with the presence of the aircrafts here, create the necessary conditions to be able to negotiate from a position of strength but also to be able to prevent any aggressive action” he stressed.The President paid tribute to the Cypriots who sacrified their lives for freedom and democracy and also conveyed a message of peace to the Turkish Cypriots.“I would like to address myself to our Turkish Cypriot compatriots and tell them that this Republic, this homeland has a place for all of us, provided that we understand what it means to respect each other and where the limits of each other’s rights are”.He assured the Cypriot people that “we will continue to make efforts so that, through a peaceful dialogue, we will be able to achieve the reunification of our country, get rid of guarantees, invasive rights, dependencies, occupational army. Only by doing so we can really live in conditions of peace, co-creation, and restore trust”.Replying to a question, he said that Cyprus’ policy includes cooperation with all EU countries and the neighbouring ones, adding that the National Guard is conducting excercises with Greek, Egyptian, Israeli, French forces for instance.‘So, in the framework of the wider strategic protection of the EU borders, cooperation will be continued, strengthened and enlarged’.Invited to comment on the UNSG’s report on the Cyprus issue, he said that comments will be made once they look into the report. Some first comments will be made tomorrow, he concluded.CNAYou May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Lebanon and Cyprus aim to deepen cooperation, according to the new ambassador of Lebanon to Cyprus, Claude El Hajal, who said Nicosia would give assistance to Beirut in the field of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons as ties develop further.In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, the ambassador said that Lebanese were investing in real estate in Cyprus, in the hotel industry, and in the banking sector. She also said that the trilateral cooperation between Lebanon, Cyprus and Greece aimed at contributing to regional peace.Lebanon was grateful for the unconditional support of Cyprus for its sovereignty and territorial integrity, El Hajal said and thanked the Cyprus for its support and efforts in overcoming the recent crisis in Lebanon.She said the government had resumed its work and was preparing for the parliamentary elections in May 2018, following a policy of distancing itself from all regional conflicts and maintaining internal harmony.Asked about the latest developments in the Middle East, El Hajal described the statement by the US President to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, as a devastating blow to peace efforts.Referring to bilateral relations, the ambassador said: “Lebanon and Cyprus are neighbouring countries with a shared history which dates back to Phoenician times, and we continue to work together to enhance the relations on all levels,” El Hajal said.She mentioned the recent visit by Lebanese Minister of Defence Yaacoub Sarraf to Cyprus when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on cooperation in the field of forest fire fighting.“Cyprus also promised to help Lebanon build a search- and-rescue centre to respond to emergency off its coastline. Our aim is to continue to strengthen and deepen our cooperation,” she added.Cyprus was also committed to giving assistance in the field of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean and also hosts the Unifil Maritime Task Force which has been patrolling the region and helping the Lebanese navy to monitor its territorial waters.El Hajal said Cyprus was already helping the Lebanese Army and that over the period 2015-2017 had provided ammunition worth over €20 million, the last tranche of which was delivered in October.Trilateral meetings between Lebanon, Cyprus and Greece, she said were fruitful and aimed to promote common interests, while contributing to regional peace. The next one will be held in the coming months.“We are already reaping the fruits of closer cooperation in the fields of counter – terrorism cooperation, military and security cooperation, refugee and migration issues, energy, economic cooperation, cross investment, Lebanon EU relations, tourism, agriculture, maritime transport, cooperation on environmental issues including forest fire fighting and cooperation on cultural issues,” the ambassador said.Asked about President Nicos Anastasiades’ willingness to undertake initiatives for promoting stability in Lebanon, the ambassador said that Cyprus was committed to assisting and was supporting Lebanon within the EU.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola