Hello, Drake has surpassed Adele’s record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards.Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album (“Views”), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“I got my whole family up here,” said Drake, who stood onstage with nearly two dozen people, including his father, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.Drake was presented the top artist award by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson’s eldest son. Drake beat out Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for the top prize. Of those nominees, only Drake and the Chainsmokers attended the Billboard Awards.But other big names showed up.Cher, who received the Icon award, sang her dance anthem “Believe” in a glittery number that included pasties and blonde hair with pink tips. She later changed to a huge, curly black ‘do — and wore a black sheer bodysuit and leather jacket for “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Her performance had the audience on its feet, singing and dancing.“I wanted to do what I do since I was 4 years old and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” said Cher, who turned 71 on Saturday. “And I can do a five-minute plank. Just saying.”“I think luck has so much to do with my success with a little bit of something thrown in,” she added.Korean boy band BTS, who won top social artist, earned one of the night’s loudest ovations. Another highlight was Celine Dion.In a beautiful, Met Gala-ready white gown, she belted out “My Heart Will Go On,” the Oscar-winning song from “Titanic.” The film is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. John Legend and Florida Georgia Line also had a shining moment when they sang a duet version of the country duo’s soft hit, “H.O.L.Y.”Dan Reynolds of the rock band Imagine Dragons led a moment of silence for Chris Cornell, who died Thursday. He called the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer “a true innovator,” ”a musical architect,” ”a prolific songwriting” and “a legendary performer” — as a large photo of Cornell singing with his eyes closed was displayed behind him.“We send our respects as well as our love to Chris’ family at this time,” Reynolds said.Miley Cyrus sang her breezy new single, “Malibu,” delivering a sound and muted style that marked a departure from the hits that made her a pop star years ago. She was teary eyed at the end of the performance.“And for the first time in years with pants on,” Noah Cyrus, standing next to father Billy Ray Cyrus, introduced her older sister, who was wearing white shorts and a cowboy hat.Minaj kicked off the show with an explosive nine-minute performance of her hit songs alongside her mentor Lil Wayne and frequent collaborator David Guetta. She recently broke Aretha Franklin’s record for most songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a female artist.Co-host Vanessa Hudgens impersonated Minaj’s rap style at the top of the show, and it was the first of the many good moments for the actress and singer Sunday night. Hudgens, who hosted with Ludacris, also sang Dion’s “I’m Your Lady” and wowed with her fashion choices. Even Drake noticed her, saying she looked “incredible.”Beyonce and twenty one pilots each won five awards, while the Chainsmokers — who tied Drake with 22 nominations — won four awards, including top Hot 100 song for “Closer” with Halsey.“This feels good but it feels so wrong because I love Drake so much,” said Halsey (Drake’s “One Dance” was also nominated for top Hot 100 song).The Chainsmokers performed “Young” with Andrew Taggart on vocals and Alex Pall behind the board (they were also backed by a drummer), and Drake performed from the Fountains of Bellagio. Ed Sheeran sang “Castle on the Hill” from Santiago, Chile, while Bruno Mars performed his silky new single, “Versace on the Floor,” from Amsterdam.Other performers include Lorde, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Camila Cabello and Julia Michaels.At the show, Diddy honoured his former friend and artist Notorious B.I.G, who would have turned 45 on Sunday. Diddy also introduced CJ Wallace, B.I.G’s son, who spoke about his father’s legacy. Then Diddy showed the trailer of the documentary, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story,” which will be available on Apple Music on June 25.Former One Direction singer Zayn was named best new artist, while Justin Timberlake’s Oscar-nominated “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” won top radio song and top selling song.Blake Shelton won top country artist and showed love for his beau and fellow singer Gwen Stefani.“I felt like the luckiest guy in the room ’cause Gwen was here with me anyway,” he said._______Online:Home
March 22, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Five Oceanside lifeguards are set to receive the Medal of Valor Thursday night for their efforts during a rescue last October.On October 7, 2017, lifeguards received a call about a personal watercraft operator that was stranded on the Del Mar Jetty after capsizing.Upon arrival, lifeguards could find no sign of the operator of the vessel.More lifeguards were called to the scene where they found the operator buried under the rocks and immediately began life-saving measures.Lifeguards worked quickly due to free the man due to the relentless surf at the location.The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released. Lifeguards were able to free the man with the help of additional personnel from the Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Police Department.The victim was then transported to a local hospital and later released.On Thursday night, The American Legion Oceanside Post 146 will be hosting their annual Law and Order Awards Dinner at the Oceanside Elks Lodge.Five Oceanside lifeguards will be honored at the event for their heroic efforts during the aforementioned 2017 rescue. , Five Oceanside lifeguards to receive Medal of Valor for 2017 boating rescue Posted: March 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Allen Denton Posted: October 4, 2018 Allen Denton, ‘An Evening With Buck Sexton’ featuring John Cox, and Diane Harkey Updated: 9:45 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, Diane Harkey, John Cox FacebookTwitter October 4, 2018 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 SettingsKUSI’s Allen Denton was live at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe for An Evening With Buck Sexton..Allen spoke to GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, 49th Congressional District candidate Diane Harkey, and Buck Sexton himself.The “Ride the Wave” themed event will feature guest speaker Buck Sexton, nationally recognized political commentator, former CIA intelligence officer, national security and counterterrorism expert, author, frequent guest on Fox News and guest host for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. He is the host of The Buck Sexton Show, a syndicated, weekday radio show heard on over 100 U.S. stations and co-hosts “Rising”, the flagship television show on the recently launched TheHill.com TV channel.
Regional Media Advisors handled the transaction. Meanwhile, Neil Rouda has sold his majority stake in MedTech Media to Healthcare Information and Management System Society. TheMedTech management team, including president Jack Beaudoin, will retain “significant ownership” in the company. HIMSS has been a partner of MedTech since 2003 (Rouda had sold them a 30 percent stake previously)and will begin publishing Government Health IT in 2011. Editorial decisions for MedTech’s Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Finance News will remain independent while MedTech will continue to produce the HIMSS Daily Insider, the HIMSS Expo Yellow pages and the HIMSS Resource Guide. Berkery Noyes advised Rouda in the transaction. LRP Publications, which serves the legal, government and education markets, sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. Berkery, Noyes & Co. handled the deal. Elsewhere, Chicago Tribune Media Group, publisher of Chicago magazine, has acquired community lifestyle magazine Naperville from Oster Communications. The acquisition is part of a push to extend coverage to Chicago suburbs. Naperville is controlled distribution with a circulation of 30,000. Other print and digital products within the Chicago Tribune stable include RedEye, Hoy, TribLocal, TheMash, chicagotribune.com, chicagonow.com, chicagoshopping.com and metromix.com. Naperville publisher Leah Rippe will stay with the magazine, reporting to Chicago publisher and general manager Rich Gamble.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (3-1) earned its third straight victory of the season, defeating Melrose by a score of 9-1 on Friday, April 20 at Town Park.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance, allowing only 2 hits while recording 6 strikeouts.For the second game in a row, Wilmington had a shaky first inning, allowing one run on two errors and few passed balls. The Wildcats tied it in their bottom half of the inning when Kayla Bourrell scored after reaching base on an error.The Wildcats scored two more in the second inning plating Ryan Bailey (single) and Emily Wright (reaching on a dropped third strike) and a RBI single by Kayla Bourrell.Wilmington blew the game open in the third inning as a result of solid and timely hitting. DH Emily Wright had a two-run RBI.Adele Burton had a good game on both sides of the field. Offensively, she went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Defensively, she had 4 strong put outs.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”
Swelling ranks of jehadi fighters in MaldivesThe recent macabre bombing in Sri Lanka has heightened the terror threat for India. India’s deep state has been watching with alarm the swelling ranks of jehadi fighters in Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh that aim to destabilise India. The vast network of terror organisations operating in the region nurse the hope of establishing a Caliphate in the arc stretching from the Middle East to South East Asia.Their biggest obstacle is the Indian state that has responded with alacrity to any possible terror threat in recent years. This is manifest in the fact that India passed on clear warnings to Sri Lanka days before the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people.Indian authorities said in 2016 that nearly two dozen radicalised Indian youth had moved to Afghanistan to be part of the Isis wing that focused on spreading its tentacles in a region comprising southern Indian states, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This new affiliate was known as the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP). This unit was initially headed by Pakistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) operatives.In Bangladesh, the current government of Sheikh Hasina is arguably acting in India’s security interests, as she continues to bust terror networks with an iron hand. The fact that Hasina has been able to keep Begum Khaleda Zia, who is closer to Pakistan and China, away from power in Dhaka has been a boon for India.However, Maldives remained a problem for India for more many years, with Yameen taking the country closer to China and undermining India’s traditional influence. In 2017 Maldives became only the second country after Pakistan to sign a free trade agreement with China. Beijing also funnelled funds into Maldives, taking up maritime and infrastructure projects worth billions.Watershed momentWith India’s influence in the archipelago diminishing, the potential terror threat from the pro-Isis cells operating out of Maldives grew. But the watershed moment was the overthrow of the Yameen government with the help of exiled ex-president Mohammad Nasheed, who was ably supported by New Delhi. Supporters of Maldivian joint-opposition presidential candidate Mohamed Solih celebrate in MaldivesreutersIt has been reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first foreign tour in his second term will be to Maldives. The choice of Maldives over high-profile capitals has great symbolic value inasmuch as how Modi shapes up two major foreign policy themes going forward — India’s security challenges and dealing with the threat from China.Maldives, which lies just 700 km across the Lakshadweep islands, has a unique distinction. Going by the per capita norm, the tiny archipelago nation with a population of 400,000 people was the biggest contributor of foreign fighters to the Islamic State (Isis) terror movement in Iraq and Syria. As many as 450 radicalised Maldivians had travelled to the Daesh hotspots in the Middle East.Scores of these jehadi fighters have since then returned to Maldives, posing security challenges not only to the island nation but neighbouring countries like India. Even before the Isis attracted a wave of fighters from Maldives, the Pak-sponsored Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) had hatched a plan to make Maldives an active link in the chain — alongside Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia — that encircles India. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … Immediately after Modi’s visit to Maldives, Reuters reported that the country was planning to withdraw from the free trade pact with China. India also offered a $1.4 billion financial package for Maldives.China’s influence in Maldives cannot be rolled back in a day but it’s highly important for India to engage Maldives creatively. On the security front, increasing Indian footprint in Maldives will greatly help in defusing the anti-India cells gaining influence in that country.The fact that Modi has decided to travel to Maldives at the very beginning of his second term augurs well for India’s immediate security interests in the region. Close TINA syndrome in play as Modi wave sweeps India; ‘There Is No Alternative’ to BJP
Khaleda Zia.File PhotoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday appeared before the Special Judge Court-5 at Bakshibazar in Dhaka aounrd 11:00am, following two arrest warrants in two separate graft cases.On 30 November, judge Md Akhtaruzzaman court issued the arrest warrants against the former prime minister cancelling her bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.Dhaka Special Court-5 passed the order as the BNP chief failed to appear before it in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on security grounds due to the eight-hour general strike.On 3 July 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21.0 million that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.On 8 August 2011, the commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon police station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing of power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.
Rain is hardly heartening news for Dhaka residents nowadays. Rains mean a water-logging. Memories of last year’s monsoon are still fresh in the memory of the city dwellers. Nothing has changed.In the fourth week of June, a few hours rain caused floods in several areas of Dhaka. Roads and alleys were inundated with the dirty sewerage water at Chankharpul, Siddheswari, Malibagh, Maghbazar, Tejgaon. It was impossible to cross several roads because the rain had caused dirty water to flood the streets.Prices of essentials shoot up and small businesses suffer. The city roads become excessively difficult for the physically challenged. It is not uncommon for motorcyclists to fall off their bikes into the dirty water. Passengers have to pay higher fare to commute short distances. An unbearable stench of dirty water pervades all around, compelling people to wear masks over their mouths and noses.Prothom Alo’s camera caught moments of June’s monsoon distress in Dhaka.The photo was taken from Kalshi, Mirpur on 25 June by Dipu MalakarA brief spell of rain is enough to inundate a good number of roads in Dhaka. The photo was taken on 25 June by Dipu MalakarRainwater causing floods has become a usual scene of Banga Bazar. The photo was taken on 25 June by Dipu MalakarFloodwater makes it difficult for vehicles to run smoothly in Kalshi, Mirpur. The photo was taken by Dipu MalakarA motor cyclist, seconds before he falls into the floodwater in Kalshi, Mirpur on 25 June. The photo was taken on 25 June by Dipu MalakarPeople have a hard time crossing a short distance because of the dirty water in Banga Bazar. Photo: Dipu MalakarA car splashes floodwater as its makes way though Hatirjheel on 23 June. Photo: Dipu MalakarDrivers wash their vehicles in the floodwater at Hatirjheel, Tejgaon on 23 June. A recent picture by Dipu MalakarAn auto-rickshaw driver pushes his vehicle though the water in a road of North Begunbari. A recent photo by Dipu MalakarA beggar crosses a road in Bara Maghbazar, Dhaka, with much difficulty. Photo: Dipu MalakarPassengers pay the rickshaw-puller Tk 10 to cross the flooded part of the road. A recent photo by Dipu MalakarA physically challenged person makes his way through Chankharpul, Dhaka. Photo: Dipu MalakarShopkeepers are in difficulty as rain has flooded the area behind Mouchak market in Dhaka.
Handout picture released by the Archeological Zone of Caral on 16 August 2018 showing high relief decorations on a recently unearthed wall at the archaeological site of Vichama, on the Huaura Valley, on the coast of the Peru, 140 km north of Lima. Photo: AFPA set of Roman-era tombs dating back some 2,000 years have been discovered near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank during road works, an official said Thursday.The cemetery dating to the first century AD, when the region was under Roman rule, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank around two weeks ago.It was discovered during road work in mountainous terrain in the area, said Taleb Jubran, director of the department of tourism and antiquities in Hebron.Bones, pottery and some 32 tombs set into stone were found. It was clear to archaeologists that artifacts had been stolen from the site before it was officially discovered, said Jubran.”This discovery is very important for us to study it and to preserve it,” Jubran said.The tombs were set out over a space of some 50 metres.Officials also hoped to turn the site into a tourist attraction, while further study of it would continue to turn up details of what was found and its importance, he said.A large number of remains from the Roman era can be found and visited in Israel and the Palestinian territories as well as the region as a whole.
People gather in front of the destroyed vehicles that collided at Khochabari in Thakurgaon on 2 August. UNB File PhotoThe number of death in the head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Dhaka highway at Borokhochabari in Sadar upazila on Friday rose to 10, reports UNB.The deceased are identified as — Mustofa, 42, and Mansura Begum, 35, Mangoli Rani, 63, Jaba Rani, 35, Abdur Rahman, 40, Abdul Majid, 42, Saraswati Saha, 50, Khitis Barman, 40, Kamrunnesa, 32, and Anwara Begum, 48, from different upazilas.Another 27 people sustained injuries in the fatal road accident that took place around 8:00am as a bus of ‘Dipzol Paribahan’ from Dhaka collided with a ‘Nishat Enterprise’ bus coming from the opposite direction.Front part of a crumpled bus that collide with another bus in Khochabari, Thakurgaon on 2 August. UNB File PhotoIt left five people dead on the spot, said Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.Twenty four of the injured were taken to Sadar Hospital where physicians declared two of them dead.Later, 10 of the injured were shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital while three injured died way to the hospital, the OC added.