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Leonardo DiCaprio, Nina Agdal split

first_imgLos Angeles, May 19 (PTI) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and model Nina Agdal have parted ways after more than a year together.The Oscar winner, 42, and Sports Illustrated model, 25, called it quits a few days back, reported Us Weekly.”They broke up a couple days ago. They remain in touch. They both felt the relationship ran its course. Its amicable. They still do talk and remain friends,” a source said.The supermodel and actor were last spotted sharing a kiss in New York City last month.DiCaprio has previously dated Kelly Rohrbach, Toni Garrn and Anne Vyalitsyna. He also dated Bar Refaeli from 2006 to 2011 and Gisele Bundchen from 2000 to 2005. PTI SHD SHDlast_img read more

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All the players are grateful for the faith CSK have shown: Faf du Plessis

first_imgHalf-centuries from openers helped Chennai Super Kings post a six-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in IPL Qualifier 2 and Shane Watson thanked Faf du Plessis for scoring quickly in the beginning as he got time to get set.Chasing a modest target of 148, Du Plessis (50 off 39 balls; 7x4s, 1×60) and Watson (50 off 32; 3x4s, 4x6s) stitched 81 runs in 10.2 overs.”We spoke about it before the game – didn’t have the best run in the last 5-6 games. We have a lot of confidence as a team to win a lot of big games — so we draw confidence from that,” said man-of-the-match Du Plessis.”We also know the strength of ours is getting those partnerships — even if we go 3-4 overs without runs, we have a great lower and middle order to bring us back.”Watto (Watson) thanked me already for scoring quickly at the beginning before he got set. Hopefully we can both get them off the meat in the final right from the word go,” he added.From first over confusion to an [email protected] and @ShaneRWatson33 see the lighter side of their comical mix-up after their powerful stand helped @ChennaiIPL zoom into another #VIVOIPL final! By @RajalArora. #CSKvDCDon’t miss the full video – https://t.co/Z54dBCZS8M pic.twitter.com/hEMeVbtmzBIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2019Watson, whose lack of runs was a concern before Qualifier 2, admitted that he was nervous in the beginning.”Very grateful for the faith CSK have shown in not just me, but all the players are grateful. Faf batted beautifully. Thanks to Faf for helping me through that stage,” said the 37-year-old former Australian captain.advertisement”There are huge positives about age and experience. We have played well from the top with MS (Dhoni) and (coach Stephen) Fleming. When you have experienced players, you have an understanding of what to do. We are making the most of the experience we have had and we are going to make the most out of it on Sunday,” he said.Watson and Du Plessis survived a terrible mix-up early in the innings. After Watson tapped the ball to point, Du Plessis set off before the former started stuttering. Both of them ran together in both directions at one point while the Delhi fielders threw at both the stumps and missed.In the end, the two of them managed to run a single.”I reckon we almost ran three there. It was terrible running, and that’s not the kind of start you want in a run-chase of a knockout. Thankfully we recovered from that and did pretty well,” said Du Plessis.Also Read | Chennai Super Kings in IPL: 8 finals in 10 seasonsAlso Read | Really proud that everybody took initiative and responsibility: Shreyas Iyerlast_img read more

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Robin Williams Bicycle Collection To Be Auctioned For Charity

first_imgRobin Williams’ family has launched an auction last week featuring a vast collection of bicycles owned and ridden by the late actor to benefit two nonprofits dedicated to serving individuals living with physical disabilities: the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.The auction is being hosted on Paddle8.com, the premier online collecting destination, from Oct. 13-25.An avid cyclist, Williams was beloved by the cycling community and collected a number of high-end and custom bicycles. A selection of 87 bicycles from his personal collection are being sold in support of CAF and the Reeve Foundation, including a Dario Pegoretti Responsorium and Love #3, Serotta Ottrott, Trek Madone 7 Diamonds and a Zipp racing bike. The auction can be viewed at paddle8.com/robinwilliams.As well-known for his philanthropy as he was for his acting, Williams was devoted to a number of charitable causes and served as an ambassador to CAF and the Reeve Foundation to raise awareness for the millions of Americans living with disabilities. As a result of his fierce dedication, both organizations have advanced their shared mission of helping individuals living with physical challenges achieve improved health and quality of life, while promoting greater inclusion and independence.Williams’ children, Zak, Zelda and Cody, are continuing their father’s philanthropic legacy through their ongoing commitment to CAF and the Reeve Foundation. The auction on Paddle8 will raise critical funds for both organizations and further support the communities they serve.From Robin’s children“Though bright, skin-tight spandex still remains one of the more embarrassing outfits to regularly witness your Dad wearing growing up, the sport of biking and the people Dad helped through his love of it will always hold a special place in the hearts of our family. Causes like the Reeve Foundation, championed by his longtime friends Chris and Dana Reeve, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, in whose triathlons he often biked, were both deeply important to him and we’re honored to be able to continue to support them both in Dad’s name.“We hope these bikes will bring their new owners as much joy as riding them, and helping these causes, always brought him. And though not required, may we suggest wearing the loudest, most vibrant and brightly-patterned, skintight biking gear possible when riding them?“Keep the tradition alive.”Robin’s Relationship with the Challenged Athletes FoundationRobin Williams was instrumental in the growth of CAF’s mission to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.Williams and his family were fixtures at CAF events, including the San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC). Robin was an 11-time participant in the SDTC, where able-bodied individuals and challenged athletes compete side-by-side to display the power of the human spirit. At the triathlon, Robin participated as the cyclist on Team Braveheart. His teammates included Scott Tinley, two-time Ironman World Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, and Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a double amputee and two-time Paralympic gold medalist swimmer. In addition, Robin was an enthusiastic participant in the CAF 3-day NorCal Back to Back Cycling Challenge and came out annually to share words of encouragement with riders at CAF’s Million Dollar Challenge, a week-long 620-mile bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego.In March 2015, the organization hosted A Celebration of Will, a CAF gala to honor the legacy of Robin Williams that raised over $2 million dollars for the Challenged Athletes Foundation Endowment in Memory of Robin Williams.“When Robin participated at events for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, he would always say, ’It’s like coming back to family,’” said Jeffrey Essakow, Chairman of the Board, Challenged Athletes Foundation. “Robin was family and served as a beacon of hope for athletes with physical challenges. He showed the world that the power of humor and kindness can make a tangible difference. We are honored to join the Reeve Foundation and recognize Robin through this auction.”Robin’s Relationship with the Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationRobin Williams was equally as influential in advancing the Reeve Foundation mission to cure spinal cord injury and improve the quality of life for all individuals living with paralysis. With the Williams family’s steadfast support, the Reeve Foundation has invested over $122 million to speed the development of treatments for spinal cord injury and realize Christopher Reeve’s dream of a world of empty wheelchairs. Williams also championed Dana Reeve’s vision to enhance quality of life through the Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center, a constellation of services to serve families impacted by paralysis.Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams met in 1973 as roommates at the Julliard School and became lifelong friends. After Reeve sustained a spinal cord injury, Robin joined the Reeve Foundation Board of Directors and continued to support the organization following Reeve’s passing in 2004.The Reeve Foundation honored Williams in 1998 with the inaugural “Human Spirit Award” and recognized him again in 2007 for his tremendous impact. His family continues to remain active and involved by participating in events, including the Foundation’s gala, A Magical Evening.“Like Christopher Reeve, Robin Williams was an unmovable force. To have them in the same room, let alone fighting for the same cause, was extraordinary,” said Peter Wilderotter, President and CEO, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. “Robin provided unending support without fanfare or question, and became a powerful voice for the 5.6 million Americans living with paralysis. Thanks to his efforts and the generous contributions of his family, cures for spinal cord injury are now within reach. Being part of this auction with Challenged Athletes Foundation is a beautiful way to honor his legacy of giving.”last_img read more

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Senate committee recommends Beyak suspension over letters on Indigenous people

first_imgSenator Lynn Beyak has been under fire for racist letters posted to her government-funded website. (APTN file)The Canadian PressThe Senate’s ethics committee is recommending that Sen. Lynn Beyak be suspended without pay for the duration of the current Parliament over letters about Indigenous people she has posted to her website.The committee’s recommendations include that Beyak attend educational programs at her own expense related to racism toward Indigenous people in Canada.The committee’s report also says the Senate administration should be directed to immediately remove five letters from her website if she won’t remove them herself.The Senate ethics committee was tasked with recommending appropriate remedial measures or sanctions for Beyak based on findings from the Senate’s ethics officer.The officer reported in March that the Ontario senator posted letters on her Senate website that contained racist content and therefore breached two sections of a code of conduct for senators.Beyak could not immediately be reached for comment in response to the Senate committee findings.last_img read more

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Michael Johnson Does Not Want Double Amputee In Olympics

Former Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson is running amok with his mouth these days. First he said that African Americans are strong athletes because they are descendants of slaves and have a genetic advantage. He followed up that unfounded claim with a dose of total insensitivity.The world-record holder in the 400 meter race said South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius should not be allowed to participate in the Olympics. Before he shot down Pistorius, Johnson prefaced his venom by calling the running “a friend.”“I consider Oscar a friend of mine, but he knows I am against him running,” Johnson told the London Telegraph. “Because this is not about Oscar; it’s not about him as an individual. It is about the rules you will make and put in place for the sport which will apply to anyone, and not just Oscar.”Huh?Pistorius, also known as “The Blade Runner,” has garnered a lot of attention since being approved to compete in the London Games.  The South African sprinter lost the lower part of his legs as a child and uses blade-like prosthetic limbs when he competes on the track.Johnson isn’t the first to broach the subject of whether a disabled runner whose limbs have been rebuilt with modern technology be allowed to compete with able-bodied athletes? But Johnson was far from eloquent in explaining his position.Meanwhile, Pistorius finished second in a 400-meter race in Italy on Tuesday, his final tuneup for Olympics. He clocked 46.56 seconds – well off the personal best of 45.07 he ran at the same meet last year. Calvin Smith of the United States won in 45.52.“My time wasn’t among the best. But I’m good physically and mentally,” Pistorius said. “I’ve used a lot of energy in these past few days, both in training and with the media because of my participation in the Olympics. The race went well, I felt fine, I just lost a bit of acceleration halfway through.”Pistorius will become the first amputee track athlete to compete at the Olympics after being selected by South Africa. He’s set to compete in the individual 400 and the 4×400 relay, although the team hasn’t decided which leg he will run. read more

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Fortis Inc Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Memorial University in Recognition of H

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Firtis tci, H. Stanley Marshall, Memorial University, scholarship Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFortis Inc. (“Fortis” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has established an endowed scholarship at Memorial University of Newfoundland (“Memorial University”) in honour of Mr. H. Stanley Marshall and his significant contribution to the success of Fortis. Mr. Marshall’s career with Fortis spanned 35 years, and he served as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) for more than 18 years before his retirement at the end of 2014. The inaugural scholarship will pay out $7,500 and will be awarded in the 2015-2016 scholarship year.The Fortis Inc. – H. Stanley Marshall Scholarship will support undergraduate students from a Caribbean country entering a professional school or faculty at Memorial University. Preference will be given to eligible students from the countries of Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands. Mr. Marshall’s business and personal connections with the Caribbean region date back to 1999 when Fortis acquired an electric utility in Belize, which also marked the Corporation’s first acquisition outside North America. He was instrumental in establishing anengineering scholarship program at Memorial University in 2006 for Belizean students. During his tenure as a Board member with Caribbean Utilities and FortisTCI, which serve the islands of Grand Cayman and Turks and Caicos, respectively, Mr. Marshall was also instrumental in the development of student scholarship guidelines that focused on attracting and retaining top talent at these Fortis utilities.“Mr. Marshall is one of the most well-respected business leaders in Canada and in the North American utility industry, and we believe the establishment of the Fortis Inc. – H. Stanley Marshall Scholarship is a fitting tribute to his leadership and business accomplishments,” says Barry Perry, President and CEO, Fortis Inc. “Mr. Marshall is a strong advocate of education and a champion of academic opportunities that enable young people topursue fulfilling careers. The Fortis Inc. – H. Stanley Marshall Scholarship will provide financial support to some of the students who have the potential to become future business and community leaders,” adds Perry.“We are delighted Fortis is choosing to honour the legacy and career achievements of Mr. Marshall through this tremendous support for international students who will study at Memorial,” said Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor, Memorial University. “This new scholarship will empower our students, allowing them to excel and succeed in their chosen fields of study. Memorial is proud of its longstanding relationship with Fortis and is grateful for this meaningful gift.” Recommended for you MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES 2017 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES First TCI woman engineer graduates, FortisTCI & Family celebrates EFFORT AT TRANSPARENCY IN TCI SCHOLARSHIP PROCESSlast_img read more

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Former Premier says 2016 too important to miss joined call for last

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2015 – The independent drives to get applicants for the voter register did much to boost momentum and drew hundreds of voters to various sites around the country. Although the Elections Supervisor, Dudley Lewis distanced his office from being directly linked to the groups, he did admit that a lack of manpower kept him and his team in their offices in Provo and Grand Turk. Among those speaking up on the push to get new voters on the electors list were former Premier Michael Misick and political pundit, Shaun Malcolm.Michael Misick, former Premier: “The next election is going to be a very important election; it is an election that is going to determine the way the future of our country goes. So if you have interest in education, development, infrastructure, youth development, health care – all of these things are important to the growth of our country and apart of nation building. Also self- determination; we’ve had the Arab Spring and now it is time to have the Turks and Caicos Summer.”Shaun Malcolm, Radio show host: “It is important that you register to vote; you cannot do anything if you are not registered!” Related Items:2016 general elections, dudley lewis, michael misick, shaun malcolm SIPT Opening Statement brings anticipation for evidence, Proceedings resume today Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Electionlast_img read more

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