Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis, a former finalist in the ‘Wray & Nephew Contender’ series, will make his 2016 debut tonight against Fard ‘The Messenger’ Muhammad from Las Vegas, Nevada, in a five round fight.The fight will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica at 9.30 pm.Lewis, who has a record of six wins, which include three knockouts and three losses, has not fought since May 2014, when he lost to Tsetsi Davis in another Contender bout. He added a lot of weight during this time and had some difficulty coming down to the 147 welterweight limit.LOSING WEIGHTHis camp has stated that he has been working very hard over the past six weeks, that his weight is down to the welterweight limit, and that he is in good condition. He told The Gleaner recently that he is “feeling great, and looking forward to the first fight.”Lewis is known to be a hard-hitting fighter with power in both hands and is always a feared opponent. He is also quite vulnerable, however, as he leaves himself wide open at times.His opponent, Muhammad, is a late replacement and is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who is making his debut as a professional boxer. His record shows that he has a 3-3 MMA professional record and fought as recently as February 20 as a bantamweight. Fighting as a welterweight tonight, he should not have any problems making that weight and could well be giving away a lot of pounds against Lewis.It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the cleaner style of professional boxing. In MMA, one can use hands and feet and wrestle an opponent to the canvas. Boxing skills are necessary, but are not the primary weapons in MMA. The rules of professional boxing are very different, and Muhammad will have to change his style a lot to cope with the new format.The boxers in the competition are vying for the Wray & Nephew Welterweight Contender 2016 title and prize money of $2 million for the champion, $500,000 for the runner-up, $250,000 for third place, and $200,000 for fourth place.
Following hours of heated and vengeful debates, all pointed at Health & Social Welfare Minister Walter Gwenigale, the Senate on Tuesday, June 3rd, ordered Gwenigale to reinstate, within 72 hours, dismissed leaders of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NHWAL).The Senate further mandated the Ministry to ensure that the two leaders be given all benefits enjoyed prior to their dismissal.According to the Senate, Plenary on Tuesday voted 13 for, two against, with four abstentions, to order the reinstatement of NHWAL President Joseph Tamba and his Secretary General George Williams.Minister Gwenigale, who is reportedly out of the country, is also requested to appear before the plenary of the Senate together with his lawyer immediately upon his return to the country, to show reason why he should not be held in contempt for refusing to reinstate the two officials.The Senate’s order was transmitted to the Ministry through the Deputy Minister of Administration, Matthew T.K. Flomo who is currently acting as Minister, and was prompted by the absence of the Minister proper who had earlier been cited to appear before the Senate.But appearing before that august body Tuesday, Deputy Minister Flomo was firstly confronted by Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morias who protested to his colleagues that the Minister was “not properly dressed” (attired). Flomo was wearing a coat suit and a shirt without a neck tie.However, the Senate President, Ambassador Joseph Boakai, who was initially presiding, allowed it to pass as an observation and the session continued.Then came the debate of what decision to take to help nip in the bud, rumors of plans by health workers to resort to another go-slow if their Association’s leaders are not reinstated as agreed at negotiations that led to the workers agreeing to return to work after similar nationwide go-slow early this year. Deputy Minister Flomo informed the Senators that the decision by Minister Gwenigale to reinstate 20 of the 22 dismissed health workers and leaving out the president and his secretary general was as a result of their role in the health workers’ go-slow.“The Minister of Health formally wrote the two individuals informing them of their permanent dismissal from the Ministry; a copy of that communication was served the Civil Service Agency (CSA). As I stand here now I may not be in the position to tell you exactly the reason why the Minister has not been able to reinstate the two persons in question, the Acting Minister said.”For his part, Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Jallah reminded Deputy Minister Flomo about the gentleman’s agreement with the NHWAL that ended the go-slow, and asked whether Minister Gwenigale remembers said agreement.“It seems like the Ministry is being run by one person, because if the Ministry were run by a team, probably the acting Minister would not have acted in the manner he did,” Senator Jallah stressed.Bomi County Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson referred to Minister Gwenigale as very ‘stubborn and arrogant’ person, “and that it is his arrogance that got us where we are. And we at the Senate will not tolerate that; we cannot allow one Minister to be law and gospel unto himself. The Ministry of Health was created by the National Legislature; until the Senate takes a decision and be very firm on it, this Minister of Health will continue to disrespect us.”Senator Johnson continued: “Mr. Vice President, you are the second person in command in this country, we urge you to do all you can, because the Minister has made it clear that the President (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf) is supporting him not to reinstate these people; you have to find out from the President whether she is the one supporting Minister Gwenigale, if she is the one that is making Minister Gwenigale to be stubborn, then we must know that and take the appropriate action.”At the end of the barrage of condemnations and other suggestions, aging and outgoing Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson proffered the motion that was voted on 13 for, with two against and four abstentions to give the dismissed health workers leaders their jobs back with full benefits.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Famed artist Erik Wahl created a painting at an event in West Hollywood in June 2013, which was a celebration to launch his new book ‘UNthink.’Twilight star Nikki Reed and celebrity musician Paul McDonald were event hosts, and did a musical performance onstage before Erik Wahl came up and created modern painting of Einstein in front of the audience!Currently being auction on CharityBuzz.com, proceeds from the painting benefit After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, which offers art programs to inner-city youths from low income communities in LA.Founded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2002, and with noteworthy support from Program Ambassador Kobe Bryant, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a leading after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning.The auction lasts until July 25th, 2013 and bidding is currently taking place online here. read more
Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced today the honorees and host for The Moving Families Forward Gala which will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 301 Park Avenue on Monday, October 20th in New York City.This year’s Ackerman Award Honorees, all of whom will be attending the gala, are:Linda Dishy, Ackerman Board Member:· Ackerman Distinguished Service AwardAndrew Solomon, Award-winning Writer and Lecturer:· Ackerman Partner AwardTamsen Fadal, four-time Emmy-winning Pix 11 News Anchor, will host the evening to benefit the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.“I support the Ackerman Institute for the Family because it helps conventional and unconventional families address and overcome deep and sometimes painful personal and societal issues,” says Tamsen Fadal. “Ackerman is a dynamic institution that is continuously evolving and keeping pace with today’s families in a society that is more complex every day. Family is important to me, and Ackerman believes that strong family bonds and communication are important to the strength of our communities. And I agree wholeheartedly.”“We are excited to have Tamsen Fadal emcee our biggest fundraiser of the year: the Ackerman Institute’s Moving Families Forward gala,” says Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family. “By giving of her time and talent to help lead our event to success, she is speaking volumes about the importance of family in our society and in our lives. I am grateful to Tamsen for lending her support and celebrity in this way.”Linda Dishy, Ackerman Board Member will be honored with the Ackerman Distinguished Service Award.“Understanding, compassion, commitment to family, and leadership, are the words that come to mind when I think about Linda Dishy,” observes Lois Braverman. “As a member of the Ackerman family for nearly four decades, there is hardly anyone more deserving of recognition than Linda. She is a professional colleague, a business partner, and a leader on our Board of Directors, with extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the Ackerman Institute and the families who seek our help. We are fortunate to have her guidance and support, and delighted to have this opportunity to honor her dedication and generosity.”Andrew Solomon, Award-winning Author and Lecturer, will be honored with the Ackerman Partner Award.“As an organization, we are delighted with Andrew Solomon accepting our Ackerman Partner Award,” says Braverman. “His writings, lectures, and personal story parallel our work at Ackerman so perfectly. Andrew’s work represents all the families and all the challenging issues that we treat at the Ackerman Institute. We are delighted that his presence and participation at our Moving Families Forward event will further educate our friends, colleagues, and supporters about our belief that the challenging issues of children and their families are best resolved and treated in the context of the family.”Moving Families Forward Gala Co-Chairs are Martha Fling and Alice Netter. They are members of the Board of Directors of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and staunch supporters of its work on behalf of the well-being of children and families of our communities.The entertainment for the Gala will bethe Chris Gillespie Quartet, from the renowned Carlyle Hotel in NYC.The host of the auction will be C. Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President, Sotheby’s.Since 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family has achieved international prominence and earned national awards for the development of innovative models of family therapy, professional training, and community programs for families facing major life challenges. One of the first training institutions in the United States committed to promoting family functioning and family mental health, Ackerman is dedicated to helping families at all stages of family life.To purchase tickets to the Moving Families Forward Gala call 914-579-1000 or email: [email protected] read more
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By Brandi MorinAPTN National NewsEDMONTON – Etched onto Ryan Arcand’s face are lines that hold the memories of a lifetime of misfortunes, and make him appear much older than his 43 years.Arcand has called the streets of Edmonton home for more than 20 years and has learned to survive.Estranged from family, he finds comfort in the liberty of wandering alone. Except now, his face has become recognized around the world since a video featuring him playing a public piano at Churchill Square in Edmonton went viral last week.Through the hardness of life on the streets an exceptionally gifted player and composer shone through on camera.Arcand is glad to share his talent, though he never wanted to be famous.APTN spotted the remarkably talented Arcand downtown Edmonton on Nov. 1It was around noon and he was drinking a bottle of Listerine concealed in a plastic bag. The tongues of his runners stuck out because the laces were taken by staff at a recent hospital stay.He no longer had a full head of unkempt, chin length, black hair and a mustache seen in the online video. Instead he is bald and said he shaved his hair at the hospital.He explained he was OK and had sought out medical care for a bit of anxiety. His near toothless grin accentuated his friendly demeanor when he explained he never expected to become famous and the sudden recognition is a little overwhelming.“I’m scared, but I’m happy. I have to walk through back alleys where people don’t see me. Or maybe I’ll just put on a wig or a dress so people don’t recognize me,” he joked.His stories are a bit scattered and he quickly jumps from one topic to the next. He is jittery until he is able to find some beer and after a few swigs eases into conversation.Playing music for a living has always been a dream of his, however, it has been harder to pursue through his many adversities. Arcand comes from a broken and dysfunctional family background. He is a member of the Alexander First Nation but was raised off reserve in foster care with his younger brother, Blake.It was in one of those foster homes where the boys eventually found solace through their mutual love of music.Arcand first fell in love with the piano around age 8. He taught himself to play and wrote his first song, the one from the online video, when he was just 13.His Aunt, Ruth Arcand, said she always knew the two brothers were talented and she’s happy that her nephew is finally being noticed.“I want to tell him, ‘Come on, and wake up! This is your chance to get out of this,’” said Ruth. “He doesn’t have to live his life in the dark.”For years Arcand has struggled with an addiction to alcohol“I wish he could go to treatment and maybe that will help encourage him. I would say ‘Don’t give up, people love and care about you,’” said Ruth.Sometimes he sleeps in back alleys, dumpsters and even seeks warmth at local hospitals. But to him, it’s the only life he knows how to live.“Being homeless is just like being free. You can do whatever you want. You can go wherever you want. It has its advantages, but a lot of disadvantages. It’s not easy. But you learn from your experiences,” Arcand said.His brother Blake also used to live on the streets but was able to break away from that lifestyle and now lives with a roommate in Edmonton. He said that Arcand always had a natural way with music and that he could pick up and play any song by ear. Blake also writes songs, plays his guitar and busks on city streets regularly. He said he hasn’t seen his brother in a long time but is happy for him.“Ryan has walked the fire and the shadows of life,” he said. “He needs some light in his life.”Arcand’s birth mother, Marilyn Simon, who had been estranged from her son for over four years was surprised to learn of his sudden fame.“I couldn’t believe it. I’m so happy. I knew he had a talent for music, along with his brother,” she said. “They used to visit me and used to sing together. They were a twosome. I knew they were talented.”In light of the recent events Arcand was inspired to reconcile with his mother and spoke with her over the telephone.“Did you see me on Youtube?” he asked her. “I love you mom. I made it.”Apologized for past wrongdoingsHe went on to apologize for any past wrongdoings and displayed a spark of hope for new beginnings. The Beginning is the name of the enchanting melody he wrote seen on the viral video that has inspired viewers worldwide.While stopping to pick out cigarette butts at an outdoor ashtray, Arcand explained he is forever “looking for a drag.”He went on to share that he loves people and children; his favourite pizza is Hawaiian and his current favourite song is John Legend’s All of Me. It’s his love of music that has kept him going whenever he’s felt down and several times in the past, from taking his own life.“You can be religious, but not believe. But me, I believe and I’m not religious. I believe in a higher power, in the Creator. And I thank the Creator and I love the Creator for giving me this gift.”If there are opportunities to travel and play music yet to come out of this experience, Arcand said he wouldn’t hesitate to make an honest effort to get sober. He has a number of other original songs and dreams of one day owning a Roland E-36 Keyboard. He would like to record an album of his music and maybe, he will track down his brother Blake and the two can again make music together.Whatever happens, Arcand encourages any other unknown musicians to share their talents with others.“Don’t be scared to come out of the shadows and just play. It pays off,” he said. read more
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom At least one killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-8 bridge near Pine Valley February 6, 2019 PINE VALLEY (KUSI) – At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 8 just west of Pine Valley, authorities said.The collision was reported shortly before 5:15 a.m. on westbound Interstate 8 at the bridge over Pine Valley Creek when a pickup truck struck the side of the bridge, leaving the occupants trapped, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.A motorist in another vehicle stopped at the crash scene and got the occupants out of the pickup, according to the incident log. Then at least two other vehicles slammed into the pickup truck as it was disabled in the left lane of westbound I-8.When CHP officers arrived, one driver was unaccounted for and a search began.The San Diego County Medical Examiner was called to the scene at 6:45 a.m. after authorities located a body under the bridge, the CHP said.No details about the victim were immediately available.CHP officers, paramedics and tow trucks were dispatched to the scene, but no other information was immediately available. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter read more