Teen Starts Website to Help Fight Bullying Among Girls

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAfter witnessing a close friend suffering through cyber bullying, 14 year old Azariah Brown decided to do something about it. She founded a website for teenage girls called, “Love Share Care”.She wanted a social online hangout where adolescent girls 13-17 can share photos, post status updates, and send love shouts.  They can even get discount tickets to local movies and stores.The website’s official mission is to build self esteem and create unity within schools, while pushing back the tide of cyber-bullying online. “I knew something had to be done if things were going to change,” says Azariah. “I had to step up and do something that would spark the change.”LoveShareCare.com is accessible by invite only at three Ohio schools, but you can sign up your own school by inquiring on the website, lovesharecare.com.In the first two months the social network, which is made to look good on mobile phones, attracted more than 300 girls who signed up.(WATCH the video below or READ the story from WLWT)Photo by LoveShareCare.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Ex-Atletico players preparing for life without Antoine Griezmann

first_img El entorno del Atlético asume la marcha de Griezmann The Argentine Rubén ‘Ratón’ Ayala, who played for Atletico Madrid between 1973 and 1989, has spoken about Antoine Griezmann’s suggestion that he could leave for Manchester United, calling for Edinson Cavani to come in as his replacement if he does go to England.  “If he goes, I would like Cavani because he’s a guy that fights, that doesn’t give up on any ball, is good in the air, can take free-kicks…” the former footballer said to EFE while in Madrid for the Legends Final which will close the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.  Upd. at 18:09 CEST José Navarro, Atletico goalkeeper between 1978 and 1982, said on Griezmann’s possible departure to English football that “if he goes than another player will come.” 24/05/2017 EFE Ayala, born in Santa Fe in 1950, did add that it would be “a shame” if Griezmann did leave, though: “It would be shame because we have seen what he is capable of. He runs, fights and doesn’t give anything up. He’s in the box and he’s also defending. IN SPORT.ES “There are very few players capable of that. It would be a blow if he left, but if Atletico let him go because they’re getting good money, then it would be welcome.”  Griezmann admits he could leave Atletico for Manchester United this summer “But if he wants to go because he’ll be paid more, Atletico have a wage ceiling. If he goes, though, another good player will come in.”  RELATED STORIES Speaking to EFE, he added: “Without doubt he’s a great player. In my era there was Futre, who I don’t know if he was close to Griezmann. He’s not a great goalscorer, but he’s a player who works a lot, without doubt, and it would be good if he’s at Atletico. last_img read more

Charity comes at cost

first_imgThe Pakenham RSL and Legacy group have dodged a bullet, after Pakenham Central Marketplace apparently reversed a decision to charge…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Jessica Anstice last_img

Kirstenbosch best place to picnic

first_imgPicnicking is a favourite local pastime and the tranquillity and beauty of Kirstenbosch makes it one of the most scenic places to relax. (Image: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sarah Struys   Events & Centre Manager   +27 21 799 8775RELATED ARTICLES • Summer concerts at Kirstenbosch • Singing Mandela’s praises • Winning bidder to name new iris • SA marks Year of Biodiversity • Cape Town gets new nature reserves Wilma den HartighNational Geographic has named South Africa’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as one of the world’s best picnic spots.Kirstenbosch, which was established in 1913 to conserve and showcase the diverse flora of Southern Africa, is widely celebrated as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.Picnicking is a favourite local pastime and the tranquillity and beauty of Kirstenbosch makes it one of the most scenic places to relax on the lawns and enjoy a truly South African spread.“Being listed by National Geographic is a big international acknowledgement,” says Sarah Struys, events and centre manager at Kirstenbosch.Struys adds that one of the many attractions of the garden is that it has been positioned as a leisure destination, instead of just being a botanical garden where people can only view plants.“This makes it accessible to everyone. You don’t have to be a botanist or horticulturalist to enjoy Kirstenbosch,” she says.Visitors to Kirstenbosch can also view the permanent stone sculpture display and other indoor and outdoor exhibitions.Struys says that picnicking at Kirstenbosch became a popular activity when management introduced the Summer Sunset music concerts at the garden 20 years ago.The concerts are held on Sunday evenings during the summer months, from late November until early April. Over the years, Kirstenbosch has featured many of the best local bands and artists, such as Freshlyground, Arno Carstens, Johnny Clegg and Goldfish.International artists such as Michael Bublé, Josh Grobin and Cliff Richard have also performed at the concert venue.The Kirstenbosch concerts have also been recognised internationally. In 2007 Time magazine featured them as one of the top things to do in Cape Town. It also described Kirstenbosch as a “garden of musical delights”.Treasured natural heritageKirstenbosch was the first botanic garden in the world dedicated to preserving a country’s indigenous plant life. The garden is home to more than 7 000 rare and threatened species.It is adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) and many hiking enthusiasts use the Skeleton Gorge hiking route, starting at Kirstenbosch, to hike up the slopes of the mountain.Both the TMNP and Kirstenbosch form part of the Cape Floristic Region Protected Area, which was proclaimed a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2004.last_img read more

7 days agoBarcelona legend Puyol: Fun seeing Liverpool defender Van Dijk up for Ballon d’Or

first_imgBarcelona legend Puyol: Fun seeing Liverpool defender Van Dijk up for Ballon d’Orby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona legend Carles Puyol is a fan of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.Puyol is happy seeing a fellow centre-half nominated for the Ballon d’Or – something he says is well deserved.He said, “Van Dijk is one of the best in the world. “He is a complete defender, always calm, a great player.”The limelight usually goes to strikers, so it’s fun to see a defender get recognition.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

PM Modi meets Iranian Prez Hassan Rouhani

first_imgUnited Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday and the two leaders discussed issues of mutual and regional interests. Their meeting was keenly awaited as it comes amid escalating face-off between Iran and the United States on Tehran’s nuclear programme. They met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session here. The two leaders could not hold a planned meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in June due to scheduling issues. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIndia, the world’s third biggest oil consumer, meets more than 80 per cent of its oil needs through imports. Iran was its third largest supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia till recently. The six-month-long exemptions from US sanctions to India and seven other countries to buy oil from Iran expired on May 2 as Washington did not extend it. Indo-Iran ties have been on a upswing in the past few years. Prime Minister Modi visited Tehran in May 2016 with an aim to craft a strategic relationship with Iran and expand India’s ties with the West Asia. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadDuring the visit, India and Iran signed nearly a dozen agreements, centrepiece of which was a deal on development of the strategic Chabahar port. Later, India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a trilateral agreement providing for transport of goods among the three countries through the port. In February 2018, Rouhani visited India, becoming the first Iranian President to visit India in a decade. During his visit, the two sides signed a dozen agreements. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern and they strongly condemned the Pulwama and the Christchurch terror attacks. Modi and Ardern met on the sidelines of the UNGA summit and reviewed the bilateral relations and discussed steps to intensify political, economic, defence, security and people to people relations, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement. They also discussed the global and regional issues of mutual interest, including the issue of international terrorism and appreciated the convergence of views between the two countries on this issue. “Both countries have strongly condemned and extended support to each other following the Pulwama and Christchurch terror attacks,” the statement said.last_img read more

New Delhi A Delhi court Tuesday extended till Oct

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday extended till October 15 the judicial custody of Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate, and allowed the probe agency to quiz him in jail. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Shivakumar to further 14-day judicial custody after the ED sought extension of his judicial custody. The court also granted permission to the ED to quiz him in Tihar jail, where he is lodged, on October 4 and 5 after ED’s Special Public Prosecutors Amit Mahajan, N K Matta and Nitesh Rana said that Shivakumar could not be quizzed properly since he had to be admitted to the hospital due to various ailments. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar Senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Shivakumar, said the accused had no opposition to the applications. “Even if on bail, I (accused) am willing to cooperate at any extent.” The court had on September 25 declined to grant Shivakumar bail noting that he was an influential person and if released, may influence the witnesses or tamper with documents. The ED had in September last year registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and others. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka The case was based on a charge sheet (prosecution complaint) filed by the Income Tax Department against them last year before a special court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and ‘hawala’ transactions worth crores. The I-T department has accused Shivakumar and his alleged associate S K Sharma of transporting huge amount of unaccounted cash on a regular basis through ‘hawala’ channels with the help of three other accused.last_img read more

Kolkata Two Durga Puja organisers in the city hav

first_imgKolkata: Two Durga Puja organisers in the city have chosen the struggle of the common man as their themes this year. The North Tridhara Puja Committee in north Kolkata has themed its puja on West Bengal’s first woman bus driver Pratima Devi, while Samaj Sebi Sangha in south Kolkata has focussed on labourers. “The North Tridhara puja has the tagline ‘Durbar Durga’ (unstoppable Durga) which is a tribute to women who struggle towards their goals,” Shekhar Tandon, general secretary of the puja committee, said on Tuesday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “We wanted to base our theme on women empowerment and Pratima Devi can be a role model for others,” he said. The puja will be inaugurated by Pratima Devi on Thursday. The exterior of the pandal is a replica of a red- yellow minibus plying on the Howrah-Nimta route with a model of Pratima Devi at the wheels, while the interiors have been decked up with different parts of a bus and a taxi. Illuminated digital images of conductors and drivers have also found place in the pandal. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Pratima Devi worked as a minibus conductor on the Howrah-Nimta route that her husband used to drive. After her husband met with an accident in 2011 that left him unfit to drive a heavy vehicle, she got behind the wheels. The Samaj Sebi Sangha, in its 74th year of celebration, has put models of labourers in different corners of its pandal. With the tag line ‘Kurnish’ (Salute), the puja “salutes the working class people who work tirelessly to make our lives easier and more comfortable but remain anonymous,” general secretary of Samaj Sebi Sangha, Arijit Maitra said.last_img read more

New Delhi India has no extraterritorial ambitions

first_imgNew Delhi: India has no extraterritorial ambitions and does not want to “transplant” its ideology on others, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, asserting that the country will fulfil its regional and global security obligations as a responsible emerging power.In an address to strategic affairs experts and defence personnel in Maldivian capital Male, Rawat also said instability in energy-rich West Asia has the potential to significantly increase global tensions and trigger unrest and that the tension between the US and Iran was “worrisome”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadWithout naming Pakistan, the Army Chief said Indian armed forces are countering a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir on a daily basis and that India reserves the right to acquire military capabilities to counter any security threats emanating from its neighbourhood. The Army Chief, who is on a five-day visit to Maldives, held extensive talks with the country’s top defence brass to expand bilateral military cooperation. On Wednesday, Gen Rawat called on Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi”Our strategic culture flows from two cardinals — we have no extraterritorial ambitions and no desire to transplant our ideology on others,” the Army Chief said. At the same time, he said India continues to retain its commitment to strategic independence and autonomy in decision making as well as acquiring military capabilities to counter the security threats and challenges emanating in its neighbourhood. “We seek to fulfil our regional and global security obligations, as a responsible emerging power,” he said. Gen Rawat identified “unending threat of terrorism” as the principal challenge facing the entire world while calling proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and increasing assertion of power over international norms as other key challenges. “Instability in West Asia which affects energy security of majority of the nations in the world is another major factor. It has the potential to add significantly to global tensions and create unrest,” the Army Chief said. Gen Rawat observed that the global security environment is increasingly becoming complex and uncertain, and that many nations are increasingly resorting to nationalism. “I am certain that if we work with friends, we can mitigate the hazards to regional peace,” he said. “Even in this uncertain security environment, economic interdependence, quest for common resources and depth of global engagements drive strategic relationships. As protectionism rises, complex global interdependencies are likely to remain,” he said. Talking about challenges in the maritime domain, he said any disruption of trade routes in the Indian Ocean Region will be a major security challenge for both India and Maldives. “The Indian Ocean Region is the lifeline to both our nations,” he said. Gen Rawat said India’s strategic vision has been in harmony with its traditional character as a peaceful and responsible nation. “Our vision of being a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic is enshrined in the preamble of our Constitution. We have always played a constructive role in international relations. “India’s national security aim is to ensure a conducive internal and external environment for unhindered economic progress and socio-political development so that we can secure all our citizens and assume our rightful place in the emerging world order,” he said. It will be Gen Rawat’s first foreign visit after taking charge as Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) from outgoing IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Friday.last_img read more

Paris Serge Gnabry scored four secondhalf goals

first_imgParis: Serge Gnabry scored four second-half goals as Bayern Munich came from behind to hand last season’s runners-up Tottenham Hotspur a stunning 7-2 home defeat in the Champions League on Tuesday after Real Madrid escaped with a 2-2 draw against Club Brugge. There were routine wins for Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid, while Cristiano Ronaldo netted in a comfortable Juventus victory, but most of the drama was in north London. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe evening started well for Spurs as Son Heung-min fired across Manuel Neuer and into the far corner to give Mauricio Pochettino’s team the lead against Bayern. However, the German champions came roaring back to leave Spurs on the receiving end of the biggest ever home defeat for an English team in Europe. It was the first time they had ever conceded seven goals in a home game. Two super strikes from Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski had Bayern ahead at the break and Gnabry, the former Arsenal winger, then scored two goals two minutes apart to make it four early in the second half. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHarry Kane reduced the arrears from the penalty spot, but Gnabry ran through to complete his hat-trick on 83 minutes and he smacked in the seventh goal after Lewandowski had netted his second of the evening. Gnabry is the first player to score four goals against English opposition since Lionel Messi achieved the same feat for Barcelona against Arsenal in 2010. The result means last season’s beaten finalists already face a struggle to qualify from Group B after they drew at Olympiakos in their opening game. The Greek club were beaten 3-1 at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday despite Ruben Semedo giving them the lead as the second-half sending-off of Yassine Benzia for the visitors changed the game. Milos Vulic equalised for Red Star before late headers by Nemanja Milunovic and Richmond Boakye secured victory for the Serbian side, who go to Spurs next. Meanwhile, Manchester City beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium to make it two wins from two in Group C. Ilkay Gundogan hit the bar for Pep Guardiola’s team in the first half before Riyad Mahrez squared for Raheem Sterling to tap in the 66th-minute opener. Sterling then turned provider for Phil Foden to secure the points in stoppage time for City. In the same group, Israeli forward Manor Solomon netted the winner deep in injury time as Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to beat Atalanta 2-1 in Milan. Duvan Zapata had given the Italian side a first-half lead after Josip Ilicic had a penalty saved, but Junior Moraes equalised for the Ukrainian champions prior to the break, before Solomon’s late heroics. In Madrid, record 13-time champions Real were 2-0 down at half-time at home to Club Brugge, for whom the Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis scored a first-half brace. But Zinedine Zidane’s team came storming back as Sergio Ramos headed in before Casemiro claimed a dramatic equaliser in the 85th minute, seconds after Ruud Vormer had been sent off for the visitors. It is a first point for Real in Group A, which is led by PSG. The French club, again missing the suspended Neymar, beat Galatasaray 1-0 in Istanbul thanks to Mauro Icardi’s second-half goal. Meanwhile, Gonzalo Higuain set Juventus on their way to a 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in Turin before he set up Federico Bernardeschi to double their lead and Ronaldo completed the scoring late on. That strike means the 34-year-old Portuguese forward has now scored a Champions League goal against 33 different opponents, equalling a record set by Raul.last_img read more