first_imgTHESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Former Spain captain Carles Puyol posed for selfies and talked soccer with more than 1,000 refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, before the “clasico” Spanish league match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.The refugees live in four camps near Thessaloniki and later watched the game on two giant indoor screens on the grounds of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.Puyol, a former Barcelona captain, unsurprisingly predicted his team would do well in the top-of-the-table clash. He was right — Barcelona won 3-2.Migrants cheer as they watch retired Spanish soccer player Carles Puyol at the Greek northern city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Accompanied by La Liga president Javier Tebas and Greek migration minister Yannis Mouzalas, Puyol attended the “Football Family Day” event, organized by La Liga, Spanish media group Mediapro and NGOs InterVolve and Open Cultural Center.A migrant watches a live broadcast event in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday, April 23, 2017. About 1,000 refugees residing in northern Greece attended the event as part of “Football Family Day” during which they watched a live broadcast of the Spanish “El Clasico” soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on two giant screens. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Migrants play soccer during an event at the Greek northern city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. About 1000 refugees residing in northern Greece attended an event in the framework of “Football Family Day” during which they watched a live broadcasting of a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on two giant screens. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Migrants react as Barcelona scores against Real Madrid as they watch a live broadcast event in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday, April 23, 2017. About 1,000 refugees residing in northern Greece attended the event as part of “Football Family Day” during which they watched a live broadcast of the Spanish “El Clasico” soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on two giant screens. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Migrants jubilate as they watch a live broadcast event in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday, April 23, 2017. About 1,000 refugees residing in northern Greece attended the event as part of “Football Family Day” during which they watched a live broadcast of the Spanish “El Clasico” soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on two giant screens. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)People cheer as they watch retired Spanish soccer player Carles Puyol at the Greek northern city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. About 1000 refugees residing in northern Greece attended an event in the framework of “Football Family Day” during which they watched a live broadcasting of a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on two giant screens. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Retired Spanish player and La Liga ambassador Carles Puyol, left, La Liga President Xavier Tebas, center, and Greece’s Migration Minister, Yannis Mouzalas attend a news briefing in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday, April 23, 2017. About 1,000 refugees residing in northern Greece attended an event in the framework of “Football Family Day” during which they watched a live broadcasting of Spanish first division soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on two giant screens. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)COSTAS KANTOURIS, Associated PressTweetPinShare11 Shareslast_img read more

first_img Currently Currently Currently Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Things to know for the weekendIt’s Friday, January 26 and we are in full swing engagement season. You know what that means – wedding season is right around the corner. See what these three Boston brides share as their best advice for a memorable New England wedding – – hint, hint, it likely involves tying the knot at the Old North Church. As you may already know, NorthEndWaterfront.com is here to keep you informed and involved in our historic neighborhood, and to share your thoughts and insider knowledge as residents and community members. If you have something to share, all you need do is say and we’ll do our best to make sure the community is aware.Here’s what else you need to know for the weekend…*Advertisement* Notable News:Dispute over planned Seaport condo tower is settledGround will break on a luxury condominium tower on Seaport Boulevard this spring after the Conservation Law Foundation, an environmental advocate, agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging the project.The deal comes with developer Jon Cronin who intends to develop the location currently occupied by Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden. The movement comes after an agreement for $13.1 million in funding for a waterfront park, a public dock, and children’s programming, Boston Globe has the full story.New building with a new view of the North End: Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Saturday, January 27:5:00PM Masks and music of Carnevale through Commedia dell’Arte. Pazzi Lazzi’s Chiara Durazzini and Dan Meyers join forces for a unique Carnevale-inspired presentation featuring Commedia dell’Arte masks and Renaissance-period music. This family friendly event is taking place at I Am Books at 189 North Street, click here for additional details.Sunday, January 28:1:00PM North End Against Drugs Bingo. The North End Against Drugs is hosting their annual Adult Bingo Fundraiser at the Nazzaro Community Center at 30 North Bennet Street, see here for additional details.From the Community: il Molo Serving Free Hot Chocolate on January 31stIn celebration of National Hot Chocolate Day on January 31st, il Molo on commercial street will be serving their specialty hot chocolate recipe for free. With the restaurant’s new seasonal menu additions and cozy fireplace seating, there is no better way to ease your way into February, continue reading.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast:last_img read more

first_img What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos (Image: Tagxedo.com)Day 2 of #SMWLagos was all about the power of media and influence.Attendees got up close and personal with some of Nigeria’s leading digital voices. Influencers in various mediums shared their experience and expertise on how they navigated their passions into lucrative careers. The conversation included talk about company culture.Editi Effiong, founder of Anakle Labs, an investment company and incubator for technology businesses. “Never owe anyone money, rule No. 1. I think people who come to work for you do you a favor. When we started we knew we couldn’t pay, so we deliberately told ourselves to build a fantastic company culture where people come in to work and have fun. Pizza on Fridays. Breakfast–make people feel like they belong, like they own the business. When we sign on a new client we pop a bottle of champagne, that sort of thing. So people work extra hard to get that good feeling.”[RELATED: The Importance of a Corporate Culture in Your Business]Zubby Emodi, software designer, social media expert and head of digital marketing at RDM, Nigeria offered this: “The way I do it is I try to have as flat of an hierarchy as possible. Try to eliminate the old guard, the old chairman and CEO and sit down and talk to my team. When people see you sit down as the boss talking to people that are supposed to be your support, it’s like they’re your friends and that helps a lot. It makes it easier for people to come in to work and be a lot more open to you because they don’t think you’re going to fire them.”Also, going a little off topic, I asked Ire Aderinokun, a user interface designer and front-end developer who is currently head of design and tech at Big Cabal Media–and the only woman on the panel–her advice on getting more women into coding. “Coding is not something that’s only for men and it’s one of the few industries you get hired just for the work that you’ve done. Just be excellent at what you do. I personally haven’t faced any discrimination and I taught myself how to code,” she revealed.Tomorrow’s focus at #SMWLagos will be Women in Tech and Africa’s booming music scene, and how each area is evolving in the digital age. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s recap and follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #BEGlobal. And just in case you’re wondering about that WiFi, today wasn’t any better. We’ll let you know how everything turns out tomorrow! be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/smw-lagos-2016-on-building-a-healthy-company-culture/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/smw-lagos-2016-on-building-a-healthy-company-culture/last_img read more

first_imgFFWPU Guinea-Bissau: On June 20, in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, we organized a Peace Road march with peace bikes. We prepared a hundred white T-shirts and a hundred and twenty blue T-shirts. The event started at seven in morning from round point at the Bafata airport to the national palace. We march and rode bikes for 7 kilometers.The national television, radio and private radio covered this event, broadcasting it to the people for two days.At the end of the event, there was a speech about using peace messages. The national TV also carried the information in its main journal for two days.last_img read more

first_img Dan Henderson is a mixed martial arts (MMA) legend.Despite never winning a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title, he’s widely considered one of the most accomplished fighters of all-time. Chalk that up to his world championships in Pride and Strikeforce, as well as capturing knockout finishes over Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva, and Mauricio Rua.But regardless of his defining career moments, the 45-year-old has begun his inevitable decline in the sport. After all, “Hendo” has been competing in MMA since 1997. That includes 45 fights, three knockout defeats, and countless bloody wars.Currently scheduled to take on Cuban powerhouse Hector Lombard at UFC 199 on June 4, Henderson believes he’s closer than ever to actually stepping away from the Octagon for good.”I’m definitely capable of keeping on and still competing at a high level, but I’m almost ready to retire, and depending on how things play out after this fight with negotiations, yeah, it could be my last,” said Henderson in a recent interview with MMAjunkie Radio. “Or maybe I’ll still fight. I don’t know yet. I’m at that point where I’m about ready, but definitely, I know in my heart I’m still capable of doing it and if I do decide to keep going on I’ll make sure I do it well.”Remember, Henderson was originally slated to fight Lyoto Machida in a rematch at UFC on FOX 19 back on April 16, but “The Dragon” was pulled from the card for a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation. Instead, Henderson will fight a Welterweight defector who has recorded 19 career knockouts (four more than Henderson).”Instead of fighting a guy that runs all the time I got a guy that runs at you the whole time – at least for the first few minutes,” added Henderson. “It’s a totally different style, just a completely different fighter I’m training for. It is what it is I think it’s – the fight with Hector Lombard is definitely something the fans will enjoy more than watching Machida run around the whole time.”UFC 199 will be headlined by a Middleweight title fight between champion Luke Rockhold and fill-in Michael Bisping. Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Lockdown duffle bag Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Gloves ProMax 440 BJJ GI Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Latest From Our Partners Standard BJJ Gi Apparel Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Standard Ranked Rashguard Latest From MMA Warehouse Gordon Ryan Competition Kitcenter_img Sale More: Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Accessories More From MMAmania.com King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Good Night Tee Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Lights. Out. Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Camlast_img read more

first_imgBe sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on YouTube and itunes, and check us out on SoundCloud as well.Main Card: Fedor Emelianenko def. Tim Sylvia by Submission (RNC) at :36 of round 1: WAMMA Heavyweight Title Andrei Arlovski def. Ben Rothwell by KO at 1:13 of round 3: Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Pedro Rizzo by KO (Left Hook) at 1:44 of round 2: Heavyweight Mark Hominick def. Savant Young by Submission (Armbar) at 4:25 of round 2: Featherweight Renato Sobral def. Mike Whitehead by Unanimous Decision: Light HeavyweightMatt Linland def. Fabio Nascimento by Unanimous Decision: MiddleweightPrelims:Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Edwin Dewees by TKO at 4:06 of round 1: Light Heavyweight Mike Pyle def. JJ.. Ambrose by Submission (RNC) at 2:51 of round 1: Welterweight Vitor Belfort def. Terry Martin by KO at 3:12 of round 2: MiddleweightPaul Buentello def. Gary Goodridge by Unanimous Decision: Heavyweight [Pics] Where You Should Retire In The USA: States Ranked… Finance 101 PRIDE 33: Hendo vs. Wanderlei 2 – 6th Round Retro post-fight show Related Recommended by UFC 15.5 Ultimate Japan: Couture vs. Smith – 6th Round Retro post-fight show Latest From Our Partners Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement UFC 240: Fights to make More: Latest From MMA Warehouse Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Related After getting banned as a sponsor from the UFC, the apparel company known as Affliction decided to put on their own MMA promotion, hosting their first event, Affliction: Banned, on July 19, 2008. The debut event was headlined by the G.O.A.T. Fedor Emelianenko club and subbing former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in a sporty 36 seconds. The co-main event involved Andrei Arlovski locking horns with Ben Rothwell, becoming the first man to stop Rothwell with strikes. Also on the card, Josh Barnett made his long awaited return to U.S. soil, KO’ing Pedro Rizzo in a rematch of a UFC 30 bout where Rizzo KO’d Barnett. On the prelims, Vitor Belfort earned an epic knockout of Terry Martin, leaving Martin sitting unconscious in between the ropes. To add a little something extra to the evening, Affliction hired legendary metal band Megadeth to play the event, which seemed to be the cherry on the top of a successful debut show. Tune in next week as we cover the 2nd, and final event of the short-lived promotion, as we discuss Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning. [Gallery] He Wins The Money, She Runs His World Tie Breaker Top Contenders for Fight of the Year King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Born Billionaires: Don Johnson’s Daughter is One of the… Investing.com Lockdown duffle bagcenter_img Apparel [Photos] The Largest Athlete Of All Time Is Truly Massive Tie Breaker Gloves Standard Ranked Rashguard White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Bloody Elbow Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Sponsored Content Accessories Standard BJJ Gi Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA More From Good Night Tee The Wealthiest Zip Codes in America – Exposed! Investing.com Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? [Photos] Woman Kept Hearing Strange Noises From Behind… Coolimba ProMax 440 BJJ GI Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack Salelast_img read more

first_imgNathan Carman’s Aunts Think He Killed His Mom and Grandfather They want to stop him from inheriting millions. Print Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 000 By Spencer Buell· center_img Photo via APTo say the least, the case of Nathan Carman, a 22-year-old rescued off the New England coast after a boat he and his mother took on a fishing trip sunk, has been an unusual one. And now a lawsuit filed by his mom’s aunts just made things a lot more interesting.As a reminder, Carman was found floating in a lifeboat in October after spending eight days floating more than 100 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, but his mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, was never seen again and is believed to be dead.It’s not every day that a castaway is saved at sea, and it’s a remarkable story on its own. But suspicion about the circumstances of the boat’s sinking, and his mother’s disappearance, has swirled ever since.Since his rescue, news emerged that, in 2013, Carman’s grandfather, John Chakalos, was mysteriously shot to death at his home and that the teenaged Carman was a suspect.  On top of that, Carman right stands to inherit millions from his grandfather’s estate, a pile of money that has led some to speculate that perhaps Carman’s death was no accident and Chakalos’ death was no coincidence. But police, despite executing a search warrant at Carman’s apartment, have not produced enough evidence to charge him.Which brings us to the latest development: That Carman’s aunts (his mom’s sisters) have filed a lawsuit in New Hampshire probate court, which accuses Carman of having a role in his grandfather and possibly his mother’s death, and asks a court to prevent him from getting any of his grandfather’s money. They are invoking a so-called “slayer” clause prohibiting a killer from benefiting financially from a victim’s death. The sisters “cannot stand idle while their father’s killer, and perhaps their sister’s killer also, profits from his actions,” their lawyer, Dan Small, says in a statement to the Globe, adding that if their suit is successful they would donate Carman’s portion of the inheritance to charity.Again, Carman has not been charged, so it’s not clear where this is going and whether their suit would hold up without a conviction. Regardless, that Carman’s aunts are now publicly accusing their nephew of murder has made this one of the region’s most bizarre cases in recent memory. 7/18/2017, 11:20 a.m. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.*last_img read more

first_imgFrom a burning trophy to a par 6 to a 19 on a single hole, the U.S. Open has plenty of history that not even golf’s biggest fans know about.1. Fiery victoryThe original U.S. Open Championship trophy was destroyed in 1946. Lloyd Mangrum, winner of that year’s U.S. Open, took the trophy home to show off in the clubhouse of his home course, Chicago-area Tam O’Shanter. The clubhouse burned to the ground, and the 51-year-old trophy with it.2. The weight of gloryThe current U.S. Open championship trophy is 18 inches high, six inches in diameter, and weighs 8.5 lbs. The lid of the trophy is topped by a winged, female figure representing Victory. The trophy has been in use since the previous edition was destroyed.Pebble Beach is hosting the U.S. Open for the sixth time.Getty Images3. See it, believe it1947 was also the first year that the U.S. Open was televised: Lew Worsham defeated Sam Snead in a playoff that was televised locally in St. Louis, Missouri (the site of the event). The event was first televised nationally in 1954. The entire weekend 36 holes were first broadcast live in 1977, and in 1982, all four rounds were televised for the first time.4. The ‘2’ clubThere have been three double eagles in the event’s history: T.C. Chen on the 527-yard 2nd hole (Oakland Hills Country Club) in the first round in 1985, Shaun Micheel on the 523-yard 6th hole (Pebble Beach Golf Links) in the fourth round in 2010, and Nick Watney on the 522-yard 17th hole (Olympic Club) in the first round in 2012.5. Going low and going lowerTiger Woods holds the widest margin of victory with fifteen strokes, when he dominated at the 2000 U.S. Open, finishing well clear of distant runners-up Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez. The lowest 72-hole total is 268, held by Rory McIlroy (65-66-68-69) in 2011.6. Age, wisdom and trophiesHale Irwin was 45 years old when he won the 1990 U.S. Open and remains the event’s oldest winner.last_img read more