united states – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 09:25:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linkwraylegend.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png united states – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ 32 32 PSG vs Bordeaux: Live stream, start time, TV, how to watch Kylian Mbappe https://linkwraylegend.com/psg-vs-bordeaux-live-stream-start-time-tv-how-to-watch-kylian-mbappe/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:04:11 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/psg-vs-bordeaux-live-stream-start-time-tv-how-to-watch-kylian-mbappe/ Paris Saint-Germain are back in action and their next match is easy as Sunday morning. Kylian Mbappe and company will take on Bordeaux, who currently sit last in the Ligue 1 table. The game will be available to stream in America. How to watch Paris Saint-Germain vs Bordeaux (Ligue 1 football) What time does the […]]]>

Paris Saint-Germain are back in action and their next match is easy as Sunday morning.

Kylian Mbappe and company will take on Bordeaux, who currently sit last in the Ligue 1 table. The game will be available to stream in America.

How to watch Paris Saint-Germain vs Bordeaux (Ligue 1 football)

What time does the game start? Where can I watch it on TV? – Sunday’s game will start at 8:00 a.m. EST and will be broadcast on television via be in sports nationwide in the United States.

Live streaming options: beIN Sports | Sling | fuboTV (free trial) – If you have a cable subscription, you can use your TV provider’s login credentials to watch online through beIN Sports. If you don’t have cable, you can watch through Sling with their World Sports add-on package – or through fuboTV, which includes beIN sports with their basic package (and free trial).

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PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain’s glitzy recruiting campaign this offseason has been hailed as the best in European football and designed to lead PSG to Champions League glory.

But it completely backfired as goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s error against Real Madrid on Wednesday night led to yet another capitulation in football’s elite competition.

Now, PSG only have the league title to hope for, having also been eliminated from the Coupe de France.

The dreams of a hat-trick are over for coach Mauricio Pochettino.

While Sunday’s home game against Bordeaux at rock bottom is a good chance to increase PSG’s goal difference – and Kylian Mbappe’s big goal tally – a win won’t do much to ease the pressure on Pochettino.

The mild-mannered Argentine was hailed as an ideal replacement following the dismissal of tumultuous manager Thomas Tuchel midway through last season.

Pochettino was strengthened last summer as the club took aggressive action in the transfer market, including bringing in Lionel Messi from Barcelona.

They certainly caught the attention of the footballing world back then, but they didn’t work against Madrid.

Right-back Achraf Hakimi, who cost 60 million euros ($66 million) from Italian champions Inter Milan, was exposed in defense and taken off late.

Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, signed from Premier League powerhouse Liverpool, hasn’t even come off the bench. Veteran defender Sergio Ramos, winner of four Champions League titles with Madrid, has been out injured for most of the season.

The reason why PSG needed to sign Donnarumma is puzzling, as the club already had one of the best goalkeepers in Europe last season in Keylor Navas.

Navas kept PSG in several games, including brilliant performances against Barcelona and Bayern Munich as the French club reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Donnarumma was the star of Italy’s European Championship victory in the penalty shootout against England and is famous for his composure under pressure. But with PSG up 2-0 on aggregate against Madrid, the goalkeeper played a bit too cool trying to dribble past Karim Benzema rather than clear a routine back pass. It offered Madrid a lifeline, after which PSG’s lack of composure under pressure was again revealed as Benzema netted twice more for a 3-1 win.

A familiar story.

Three years ago, PSG became the first team to be knocked out after winning the first leg 2-0, losing to Manchester United 3-1.

In 2017, they were the first team to be knocked out after winning the first leg 4-0, losing 6-1 away to Barcelona.

Then-coaches Unai Emery and Thomas Tuchel claimed that PSG had no problem coping with the pressure. But Pochettino watched in a state of bewilderment as Madrid went from 2-0 on aggregate to 3-2 in 17 minutes.

The way the PSG midfielder was so easily rounded on Madrid’s second and third goals is symptomatic of the way he has played all season.

Only Marco Verratti stands out in PSG’s midfield and, with Neymar and Messi both well below their best form, only Mbappe really performs in attack.

His goals carried PSG into a season where, without late equalizers or more consistent winners and opponents, PSG’s 13-point lead over Nice would be much less.

Lille beat PSG for the title last season thanks to their consistency and iron defence, which Nice and third-placed Marseille lacked this season.

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Omani start-up aims to scale up production of blue chemicals using mineralization https://linkwraylegend.com/omani-start-up-aims-to-scale-up-production-of-blue-chemicals-using-mineralization/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 05:41:06 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/omani-start-up-aims-to-scale-up-production-of-blue-chemicals-using-mineralization/ Omani carbon removal and storage startup 44.01 has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to produce blue ammonia by capturing and converting the carbon released during the ammonia production process into minerals. Talal Hassan, founder and “Carbon General” of 44.01, told Zawya Projects he was “delighted” that his company had succeeded in producing the […]]]>

Omani carbon removal and storage startup 44.01 has successfully completed the world’s first pilot project to produce blue ammonia by capturing and converting the carbon released during the ammonia production process into minerals.

Talal Hassan, founder and “Carbon General” of 44.01, told Zawya Projects he was “delighted” that his company had succeeded in producing the world’s first blue ammonia using mineralization.

“As part of this pilot project, we manufactured approximately 500 kilograms of Blue Ammonia. Although this is just a demonstration with small quantities, it is something we can scale up to give Oman industries an edge over their competitors globally.

“What’s exciting is that ammonia is just one of the products we can turn blue. We can replicate this for any other chemical that emits CO2 and can help several industries decarbonize their products with our technology.

Launched in July 2020, 44.01’s technology uses clean energy to inject CO2 fully dissolved in water into peridotite, an abundantly available rock, accelerating the natural process of converting CO2 into mineral.

44.01 estimated from its pilots that it takes up to a year for the injected CO2 to turn into minerals.

Project costs

In response to a question from Zawya Projects about production costs, Vivian Wood, spokesperson for 44.01, said that “the cost of producing blue ammonia is the standard cost of producing ammonia with the elimination added”.

She declined to quantify the cost of producing blue ammonia or name the partners involved in the project, opting instead to highlight the benefits of companies reducing their impact on the planet with 44.01’s technology.

In December 2021, Stripe Climate, a San Francisco-based part of Stripe that builds financial infrastructure for online businesses, made a carbon purchase from 44.01 for a demonstration project to phase out to 2,941 tonnes of CO2 by February 2024 at the rate of $170 per tonne of carbon, significantly lower than the more than $1,000 per tonne that 44.01 had achieved for its first test project, according to documents submitted to Stripe Climate.

Stripe Climate enables online businesses to financially contribute to technologies that remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere.0

44.01 was one of four companies eligible for a total of $6 million in carbon removal purchases made by Stripe Climate to help commercialize and scale these innovative technologies.

Speaking on the challenges of scaling, the 44.01 spokesperson said, “We need to build the infrastructure associated with mineralization plants as we scale, [but] the speed at which we do it could be a challenge. With the right support and with organizations committed to doing the right thing, we will scale quickly,”

The pace of commercialization of the technology will depend on the emitting bodies, she noted, adding, “we can support them by taking their CO2 and mineralizing it if they want to decarbonize.”

The company aims to mineralize one gigatonne (one billion tonnes) of CO2 by 2030, the spokesperson said, noting that theoretically the global potential for mineralization is estimated at 10^5-10^8 GtCO2.

Go abroad

44.01 has the necessary permissions in Oman to deploy projects. In its filings submitted to Stripe Climate, the company said:

“We have all the required permits for our process at our current pilot site in Oman. We will require access and operating permits at any new sites we identify for our process; however, it will be relatively simple given that we have the same permits for our current site. »

“As we expand to other global locations, we will need local permits. We are already in the process of obtaining permits in the UAE and are actively working with relevant stakeholders in the United States (CARB, DOE) to navigate federal and state permitting processes (e.g. EPA permit UIC class VI).

The world’s first shipment of blue ammonia was shipped by Saudi Aramco from Saudi Arabia to Japan in September 2020 for use in the power plant for carbon-free electricity generation. Most recently, in May 2021, ADNOC in the United Arab Emirates announced the development of a global blue ammonia production facility at the TA’Aziz Industrial Chemicals Zone in Ruwais.

(Reporting by Sowmya Sundar; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@lseg.com)

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Euro Country Rock Band Debuts #53 on Billboard Chart https://linkwraylegend.com/euro-country-rock-band-debuts-53-on-billboard-chart/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 21:30:45 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/euro-country-rock-band-debuts-53-on-billboard-chart/ “Heaven On Down The Highway”, the debut single from European hit band About Kings, debuted on the Billboard Indicator chart at No. 53 with 18 stations reporting in its third week of release. “We’re really thrilled with the reaction we’re getting from stations,” says Doc Gonzales of Triple Crown Promotions, who leads radio promotion for […]]]>

“Heaven On Down The Highway”, the debut single from European hit band About Kings, debuted on the Billboard Indicator chart at No. 53 with 18 stations reporting in its third week of release. “We’re really thrilled with the reaction we’re getting from stations,” says Doc Gonzales of Triple Crown Promotions, who leads radio promotion for the project. .”

The single is from the debut all-English album Go Big or Go Home, produced by Grammy and Oscar-nominated producer Kent Wells. John Marks serves as a consultant for the project.

“I’m really happy with the success we’ve had from the start. I would never have thought that we would be on the Billboard charts in three weeks, especially with my strong accent,” jokes Mario Barth, founding member of the group. “I’m busy cutting one-liners and making radio calls to whoever wants them. It’s something we don’t do in Europe, so it’s really fun and new to me. I look forward to meeting radio programmers in Nashville at the next radio convention.

Hailing from Austria and formed in 2017, About Kings is led by the powerful vocals and guitar of Mario Barth. But beyond the musical experience that Mario takes you through the 14-song studio album, Mario is one of the greatest tattoo artists in the world! Having been voted by the Tattoo Society “Artist of the Year” for 2021, Mario has created the art and tattooed some of the world’s finest musicians, actors, artists and celebrities, from Sylvester Stallone and Chris Angel to Tommy Lee, Lenny Kravitz and Usher. Mario is a true visionary in his craft and his art, be it music or tattooing.

Joining Mario in About Kings is famed tattoo artist Bob Tyrrell on rhythm guitar, Croatian guitar god Alen Brentini on guitar and vocals, talented country-rock musician Kevin Ogburn on bass, and Nashville native Shane Hoskins on battery.

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Legendary tattoo artist Mario Barth fronts ‘About Kings’, Europe’s hardest-hitting country rock band who just recorded their first all-English American album in Nashville, ‘Go Big or Go Home’. The new 14-song album was produced by Grammy- and Oscar-nominated music producer and songwriter/musician Kent Wells (Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Carly Pearce, The Whites, Linda Davis), and recorded at Sound Stage Studios and Dark Horse Recording. The group “About Kings” formed in 2017 and is led by the powerful vocals and guitar of Mario Barth, with fellow celebrity tattoo artist Bob Tyrrell on rhythm guitar. Croatian guitar god Alen Brentini cruises on guitar and vocals, accompanied by talented country rock musician Kevin Ogburn on bass and Nashville native Shane Hoskins on drums.

“About Kings” hails from Austria, and they have performed to crowds of over 80,000 in Europe, and toured with Austrian superstar singer Andreas Gabalier. Incredibly for a Southern country rock band, their debut album was mostly sung in German! The disc was a success in Europe. The songs from their album, “Guardian Angel”, have surpassed 1 million plays on Spotify, and the music video for their song “Easy Rider” currently has over 2 million views on YouTube. Their song “Weikhard Uhr” reached number 13 on the Austria iTunes chart

Their first single “Heaven On Down The Highway” from this highly anticipated all-English album is currently #1 in the iTunes Country Charts in Germany, #20 USA Country Charts, #31 All Genres Germany Charts, #18 Ukraine all Genres Charts . The lyric video reached over 250,000 views in 3 days….

The creative force of “About Kings” is driven by the core group members as true artists, and not just in the music. Besides being one of the best artists in Euro Country Rock, Mario Barth is one of the greatest tattoo artists in the world… of all time. He was just voted “Artist of the Year” by the Tattoo Society for 2021. Mario has created the art and tattooed some of the world’s best musicians, actors, artists and celebrities, from Sylvester Stallone and Chris Angel to Tommy Lee , Lenny Kravitz and Usher. Barth is a true visionary in his profession and his art. He is also an entrepreneur and sales force as owner-head tattoo artist at Starlight Tattoo and Mario Barth Tattoo, with studios in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Austria. He is the owner-founder of the first manufacturer of tattoo ink, INTENZE Products, Inc, which is the standard of excellence and safety in the world industry, and co-founder-owner of the theme bar Tattoo-Music “Drink ‘d’ arriving at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.

Mario is also the leader of the Coalition for Tattoo Safety, a global non-profit organization that is a leader in teaching the art of tattooing, professional training, connecting artists and suppliers to the network, protecting the health and safety of tattoo artists, as well as being an industry watchdog and pushing for fair legislation and separation between the cosmetics and tattoo industries. Bob Tyrrell, who himself is one of the most talented tattoo artists in the world, appeared on the television series “Ink Master” as a judge and tattooed Kid Rock’s back.

“About Kings” made its U.S. debut on October 27, 2021 at the “Life In Ink Concert” at Mosaic On The Strip in Las Vegas, featuring country music megastar hitmakers “Lonestar” (CMA & Academy of Country Music multi-Award winners) and Tyler Rich, Gold Record Country artist with the hits “The Difference” and the new release “Better Than You’re Used Too”. At the crowded concert, About Kings premiered their debut new album “Go Big or Go Home” in true country rock style.

About Kings: AboutKings.com Mario Barth: MarioBarthTattoo.com

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Website: https://www.aboutkings.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AboutKings

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AboutKings

Official video of the lyrics of “Heaven on Down the Highway” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/K0x9p5W1moQ

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2zCTC9VFZgsarVQLHP8clc

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Does anyone care about Apple TV+? Maybe it’s time to start https://linkwraylegend.com/does-anyone-care-about-apple-tv-maybe-its-time-to-start/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 17:41:22 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/does-anyone-care-about-apple-tv-maybe-its-time-to-start/ When it launched in November 2019, Apple TV+ was notable for being the only streaming service that didn’t come with a library of existing licensed content. Everything about the service was original and created for (or acquired by) the platform. It didn’t take a genius to know that would be a hindrance rather than an […]]]>

When it launched in November 2019, Apple TV+ was notable for being the only streaming service that didn’t come with a library of existing licensed content. Everything about the service was original and created for (or acquired by) the platform. It didn’t take a genius to know that would be a hindrance rather than an asset, but when a tech company enters the media space, it’s not exactly surprising either. Subscribers want the most bang for their buck, and they want the nostalgia that comes with rewatching old shows alongside the dopamine rush of falling in love and watching new ones. Apple TV+ couldn’t provide that. And it certainly didn’t help that the few programs available at launch or soon after became lackluster, predictable, or downright awful – a pattern that will continue for some time to come. This unfortunately overshadowed the few good shows available, like Dickinson and For all mankind, which failed to garner follows commensurate with their quality. But the streaming service has been slowly changing things up lately. And yet, does anyone really care?

The winds of change began to turn in the summer of 2020 with the arrival of Ted Lasso. Word of the feel-good comedy, which follows an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who becomes the manager of a failing English Premier League team, has spread like wildfire during the pandemic. Turns out being locked inside our homes for months due to a deadly virus was good business for Apple TV+ and other similar streaming services. Who knows if the show, with its themes of optimism and human kindness, would have thrived similarly in a world where the pandemic never happened. But whatever, Ted LassoThe commercial success of quickly turned into widespread critical success, and the series won numerous awards for its first and second seasons, including Emmys, Screen Actors Guild, and Television Critics Association awards.

Since then, Apple TV+’s reputation as a content creator has improved somewhat, and the service has produced several more quality programs. Schmidadon!, a parody tribute to the great age of musicals, debuted in the summer of 2021 to critical acclaim. It was followed by the well-received bilingual comedy Acapulco. Meanwhile, 2022 has got off to a good start with a string of winners that include the latest iteration of fragglerock (known as Fraggle Rock: back to the rock), the genre-bending comedic murder mystery the after partyand the psychological thriller Breakup. None have yet proven to have the mass appeal of the service’s biggest hit. However, they are all quality TV shows and hits with critics. But then again, does anyone outside of the media echo chamber actually care about these shows? Does the average consumer actually watch Apple TV+?

The argument that there are too many streaming services is old in 2022. Frankly, once the realm expanded beyond the big three – Netflix, Hulu and Amazon – it was probably too much. Now people also have the option to subscribe to Apple TV+, Disney+ (owned by Disney), HBO Max (owned by WarnerMedia), Paramount+ (formerly known as CBS All Access and owned by Paramount, the company formerly known as ViacomCBS), and Peacock (owned by NBCUniversal). And that doesn’t even include Discovery+, which offers non-fiction programming, or the niche services like Acorn TV, BritBox and Shudder.

In September 2021, it was reported that Apple had told the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees that it had less than 20 million paying subscribers in the United States and Canada. (The company is offering three months of free Apple TV+ to anyone who buys a new iPhone or other qualifying device.) For comparison, Netflix’s most recent numbers put it at around 75.2 million subscribers. United States and Canada and 222 million worldwide. But Netflix has been in the game for a long time and remains the leader in streaming. Disney+ and HBO Max, which debuted in November 2019 and May 2020 respectively, are probably better comparisons, but the former didn’t reveal domestic subscriber numbers (it has 118.1 million worldwide). ), while HBO Max’s numbers are reported alongside those of the HBO cable channel (46.8 million domestic subscribers, but 73.8 million worldwide). Regardless of the lack of transparency regarding the number of streaming subscribers, it’s clear that Apple TV+ remains at or near the bottom of the food chain.

While Ted Lasso was a turning point for the service in terms of quality and visibility, Apple TV+ was apparently unable to capitalize on it. The fact that the company is finally churning out creative, well-made shows on a more consistent basis is worth celebrating. But it doesn’t matter if few subscribe to see said programs. Example : the after party, which features an all-star cast and hails from creator Chris Miller and his creative partner Phil Lord, is a delightful, fun, and well-done take on the murder mystery. Each episode follows events from a different person’s perspective and takes on a new genre as it matches said person. A musical episode written by Jack Dolgen (Crazy ex-girlfriend) and featuring Ben Schwartz, with original songs written by Jon Lajoie, is a creative highlight and series highlight. But the show has barely made a splash since its debut in late January.

According to Google, search interest in the after party peaked in the United States the day after its debut, declined sharply, then leveled off almost as quickly. It’s not that shocking (interest in TV shows is always high around premieres and higher throughout the season), but when you compare it to Disney+ Wanda Vision or HBO Max Peacemaker (or even Hulu’s Pam and Tommy, to a lesser extent), search interest during their airings is a series of clear peaks and troughs, with the peaks corresponding to new episode releases. So you can see a major difference in behavior and human interest. This raises an important question: does the after party would it have been more successful if it had been on another platform that releases new episodes every week? It’s possible, and probably even probable, because the series, like For all mankind before (and potentially as Breakup after) – remains largely under the radar of the masses.

And yet, it’s also hard to recommend people shell out more hard-earned cash each month for a streaming service that has even more quality flaws (To see, Mr Corman, Invasionand the popular but objectively bad morning show) and easy-to-forget shows (The Mosquito Coast, Foundation, Defend Jacob) than successes.

It’s also hard to tell people an Apple TV+ subscription is worth it when the service still doesn’t offer a full library of licensed content (in 2020, Apple made deals to acquire Peanuts programming and the original fragglerock, but these remain unique situations). Hopefully the quality channel shows that Apple TV+ has been producing lately isn’t a fluke, but rather a sign that the streaming service has ironed out some of its development flaws and will soon be worth the $4 fee. $.99 per month. Perhaps the fact that the service won four SAG Awards in February (two for Ted Lasso and two for the movie “CODA”) means that people will soon be subscribing for more than the two months that Ted Lasso release new episodes. Because the are shows that are worth watching and would benefit from having more eyeballs on them each week. And it would be a shame if they fell through the cracks just because of their streaming home.



Kaitlin Thomas is an entertainment journalist and television critic. His work has appeared in TV Guide, Salon and TV.com, among other places. You can find his tweets about TV, sports and Walton Goggins @thekaitling or read more of his work at kaitlinthomas.com.


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Peace Corps plans to resume sending volunteers overseas https://linkwraylegend.com/peace-corps-plans-to-resume-sending-volunteers-overseas/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:15:15 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/peace-corps-plans-to-resume-sending-volunteers-overseas/ FILE – Cameron Beach, carries a bucket of water on his head collected from a communal borehole in Dedza, near Lilongwe, Malawi, July 23, 2021. Beach, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lives in rural Malawi and teaches English at a rural high school where she had been sent by the United States government 18 months […]]]>

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FILE – Cameron Beach, carries a bucket of water on his head collected from a communal borehole in Dedza, near Lilongwe, Malawi, July 23, 2021. Beach, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lives in rural Malawi and teaches English at a rural high school where she had been sent by the United States government 18 months before COVID-19 began sweeping the world. The Peace Corps announced it would resume sending volunteers overseas in mid-March after evacuating them from posts around the world two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Roy Nkosi, File)

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The Peace Corps will resume sending volunteers overseas in mid-March after evacuating them from posts around the world two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government program announced Thursday.

An initial group of new volunteers and those who were evacuated in March 2020 as the coronavirus began to spread across the world will travel to Zambia and the Dominican Republic this month, according to a Peace Corps statement.

The Peace Corps plans to return volunteers to their posts throughout the year, depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and the host nation’s hospital capacity and the Peace Corps’ ability to transport volunteers to locations. emergency medical evacuation centers. It is currently recruiting for 24 positions.

“Over the past two years, our main goal has been to return volunteers to over 60 countries who are eagerly awaiting their return. And, we have weathered the waves and variations of the COVID-19 situation in every position and redesigned Peace Corps systems, policies and procedures to align them with today’s reality,” said Carol Spahn, CEO of the Peace Corps.

Besides their primary work on local issues, the volunteers will be involved in the COVID-19 response and recovery, the Peace Corps said.

In Zambia, volunteers will coordinate with local leaders and partner ministries to provide education on COVID-19 and promote access to vaccinations for communities, officials said. In the Dominican Republic, the focus will be on helping communities overcome issues exacerbated by the pandemic, such as rising school dropout rates, literacy skills and preparing young adults for work.

“I was absolutely thrilled. It’s been a dream of mine since I graduated high school,” said Campbell Martin, 23, of Sonoma, Calif., who applied last summer after graduating. from UCLA and is expected to begin serving in June as a primary teacher/trainer in The Gambia. He still needs medical and legal clearance.

“I want a career in the foreign service and I knew that Peace Corps was a wonderful step, not only to serve as a citizen of the world, but also Peace Corps – its mission, its intention – is something in which I believe very much. “, did he declare. “As COVID shut down the world, I also knew these opportunities would shut down for me until things started to reopen. Now that things have started, I’m just ecstatic about it.

The Peace Corps celebrates its 61st anniversary this week. Two years ago, it had 7,000 volunteers in 62 countries when they were evacuated and sent back to the United States.

Since those evacuations, the Peace Corps has called for volunteers to help with the national COVID-19 response and has developed a virtual service pilot program. Not before March 2020, the organization founded by President John F. Kennedy had to evacuate all of its volunteers at once.

More than 240,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in numerous countries since the program’s inception in 1961. The goal is to help countries meet their development needs through a variety of programs – from the education in health and agriculture programs – while helping to promote a better understanding of Americans. Typical service lasts two years after a period of training.

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Swedish blood banks text donors when their blood is used – Vernon Morning Star https://linkwraylegend.com/swedish-blood-banks-text-donors-when-their-blood-is-used-vernon-morning-star/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/swedish-blood-banks-text-donors-when-their-blood-is-used-vernon-morning-star/ Happy Tuesday 22-02-2022! Hope you had a great Family Day long weekend! Fun fact: In Sweden, blood banks inform blood donors by SMS when their blood is used for a patient. The blood bank launched the initiative as a way to raise awareness that more blood donations were needed. “Above all, we believe it encourages […]]]>

Happy Tuesday 22-02-2022! Hope you had a great Family Day long weekend!

Fun fact: In Sweden, blood banks inform blood donors by SMS when their blood is used for a patient.

The blood bank launched the initiative as a way to raise awareness that more blood donations were needed. “Above all, we believe it encourages our donors to come back to us and donate again,” said Karolina Blom Wilberg, communications manager at the Stockholm Blood Service.

On this day

In 1775, the first American stock company (to manufacture cloth) offered shares at 10 cents.

In 1825, Britain and Russia established the Canada-Alaska border.

In 1935, airplanes were no longer allowed to fly over the White House.

In 1968, rock band Genesis released their debut album, Silent Sun.

In 1980, “Miracle on Ice”, the United States beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in the Olympic semi-finals.

In 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed 161 people in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In 2018, the United States women’s hockey team won its first gold medal in 20 years, beating Canada 4-3 in a shootout.

In 2021, the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States exceeds 500,000 people. That’s more deaths in the United States than World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.

holidays

According to National Today, today is Be Humble Day, National Margarita Day, National Walking the Dog Day, Sweet Potato Day, World Sterilization Day and World Sterilization Day. thought.

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Tendency

College baseball and softball were back this weekend in the United States; how about this catch by Louisana State University (LSU) center fielder Ciara Briggs.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with former US President George Washington, actress Drew Barrymore (46), reality star Steve Irwin (would have been 60), actress Julia Walters ( 72), retired NBA star Julius Irving (72) and PGA golfer Vijay Singh (59).

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Gio Reyna injured again in Dortmund’s first start in 6 months https://linkwraylegend.com/gio-reyna-injured-again-in-dortmunds-first-start-in-6-months/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 21:24:24 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/gio-reyna-injured-again-in-dortmunds-first-start-in-6-months/ Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna stands on the pitch during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach, in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday February 20, 2022. Gio Reyna’s first start for Borussia Dortmund in six months ended in tears as the USA midfielder suffered what looked like a recurrence of the injury that kept him out. […]]]>

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Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna stands on the pitch during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach, in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday February 20, 2022. Gio Reyna’s first start for Borussia Dortmund in six months ended in tears as the USA midfielder suffered what looked like a recurrence of the injury that kept him out. Reyna had to leave in the 30th minute of what would be Dortmund’s 6-0 rout of Borussia Moenchengladbach, covering her face to hide her disappointment after the latest setback. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)

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Gio Reyna’s first start for Borussia Dortmund in six months ended in tears on Sunday as the American midfielder had to leave the pitch in the 30th minute.

Reyna covered her face to hide her disappointment after the latest setback in Dortmund’s 6-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

The 19-year-old suffered a right hamstring injury in a World Cup qualifier for the United States on September 2. His previous start in the Bundesliga dates back to August 27 against Hoffenheim.

“Gio is really upset. You can see it in the photos,” said Dortmund coach Marco Rose. “He has just come back from an injury and was really in great shape. I was, we were all happy that he was back. It was important for us to have him on the pitch with the quality he has.”

Rose said the club will do everything in their power to get Reyna back to her best.

“We will get the boy back and give him our full support because we need him because he is an exceptional athlete, a great person,” Rose said.

Reyna came on as a substitute in Dortmund’s 5-2 home loss to Bayer Leverkusen on February 6 but missed last weekend’s win over Union Berlin through illness.

Reyna looked sharp against Gladbach in what was only her fifth league appearance of the season, testing goalkeeper Yann Sommer with a good early effort. He suffered the injury around the time Dortmund captain Marco Reus opened the scoring in the 26th minute.

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2022 live stream: start time, how to watch, card and results https://linkwraylegend.com/wwe-elimination-chamber-2022-live-stream-start-time-how-to-watch-card-and-results/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 17:02:31 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/wwe-elimination-chamber-2022-live-stream-start-time-how-to-watch-card-and-results/ The WWE Elimination Chamber live stream is, like every Saudi broadcast, uniquely timed. And we just started the main show! But unlike most of those shows, the veteran starpower here is a little lighthearted, with Lita representing the Legends table. But does that mean we won’t see Stone Cold Steve Austin or Cody Rhodes (both […]]]>

The WWE Elimination Chamber live stream is, like every Saudi broadcast, uniquely timed. And we just started the main show! But unlike most of those shows, the veteran starpower here is a little lighthearted, with Lita representing the Legends table. But does that mean we won’t see Stone Cold Steve Austin or Cody Rhodes (both rumored to be returning to WWE)?

WWE Elimination Chamber start time and date

• Date of WWE Elimination Chamber 2022: Today (Saturday February 19).
• Disposal Chamber Start Time: The show started at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT / 5 p.m. GMT
• Kick-off time: 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. GMT
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As noted above, two giant names hang heavily over all WWE events right now. Within the same 24 hours, news broke that WWE was set to have Austin wrestle their first match since 2003 (against The Rock at WrestleMania XIX) and that Cody Rhodes had left All Elite Wrestling. Oh, and The American Nightmare would be back for a huge WWE push.

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Grand Turk MSME vacation rental program off to a good start – Magnetic Media https://linkwraylegend.com/grand-turk-msme-vacation-rental-program-off-to-a-good-start-magnetic-media/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 21:11:15 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/grand-turk-msme-vacation-rental-program-off-to-a-good-start-magnetic-media/ Zoe Saldana, Caribbean Latina sizzles whether she has brown, green or blue skin She was known as the blue lady of the highest-grossing film of all time since the release of Avatar in 2009. Until 2019 when she became known as green lady in the movie that beat Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all […]]]>

Zoe Saldana, Caribbean Latina sizzles whether she has brown, green or blue skin

She was known as the blue lady of the highest-grossing film of all time since the release of Avatar in 2009. Until 2019 when she became known as green lady in the movie that beat Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time, Avengers Endgame. From Avatar Neytiri to Alien Gamora, Zoe Saldana has brought to life some of the world’s most iconic and recognizable characters.

But just as you might be surprised to see the face hiding under that blue or green paint, you might also be surprised to know that the actress is actually Dominican-American. While Saldana is officially American, born in New Jersey, her father was Dominican and her mother Puerto Rican.

After her father died when she was 9, her mother brought her back to the Dominican Republic, where Zoe grew up.

Zoe Saldana has previously described herself as 3/4 Dominican and ¼ Puerto Rican.

Saldana has dominated some of the most well-known franchises of all time, including Star Trek, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of course Avatar, a stellar example of the black Caribbean woman in Hollywood.

Harry Belefonte, Daylight Come!

In 19, the world was treated to something it had surely never heard before. The sound of DAY O! now affectionately called

Harry Belafonte’s new memoir is titled My song. An HBO documentary about singer-songwriter and activist, Sing my song, is set to air on October 17.

the song Banana Boat, sung by Jamaican-American superstar Harry Belafonte.

Born to Jamaican parents, Belafonte was one of the most successful celebrities of his time, a leader in cinema and his album ‘Calypso’, a mashup of Caribbean genres, was the first million-selling LP by a single artist.

His successful music career hasn’t stopped him from advocating for black empowerment.

Belafonte was a strong campaigner and dear friend of Sir Sydney Poitier and Martin Luther King Jr. and has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1987.

Belafonte, who turns 95 on March 1, is a decorated artist in his own right, with three Grammy Awards, an Emmy and a Tony Award.

In 1989 he received the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards.

Lenny Kravitz: “I belong to you”

Millennials know him as a rock superstar and Lisa-BonetsGen Z electric ex-husband knows him for his portrayal kind and the talented designer Cinna in the Hunger Games film trilogy (and as the father of Zoe Kravitz), no matter what age group you fall into, there’s no denying that Lenny Kravitz’s appeal has stood the test of time. test of time.

The singer-turned-actor has a star-studded upbringing being the godson of Cicely Tyson, rubbing ears with Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald who were his father’s friends and attended school with Nicholas Cage and Slash. Her mother, Bahamian Roxy Roker, who left far too soon, was a heartbreaking actress. Roker, portrayed an elegant black woman, married to an affluent white man on the popular sitcom, The Jefferson’s; interracially matched on the small screen and in his personal life.

Roker was originally from the islands and there are tales of his son climbing mango trees during his summers with his cousins ​​in the sun-drenched Bahamas. Kravitz proudly claims the islands as his home and says it’s where he can hear and feel his best.

The country has inspired a few hits from the rocker, including his single “Fly Away”. Kravitz won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for the island-inspired single and won it again three times in a row after that from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and setting the record for most consecutive. wins in a category by a male.

Kravitz has been the brand ambassador for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism since 2019, generating even more interest in the destination with high-profile video campaigns like Fly Away.

Kravitz also lent his eclectic style to the decor; you’ll find her designs at the Bahamas’ newest luxury resort, Baha Mar.

So ! New Sisters on the writing pad

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine, One of the Good ones, the titles may not mean much to you, but these two books for young adults are two of the most famous of the past two years.

Written by sister Haitian writing duo Maika and Maritza Moulite, the two books tackle issues of racism, immigration and a deep love for the country that gave birth to them, Haiti.

Born to Haitian parents in America, the girls grew up with an intimate knowledge of what it meant to be black and different in the United States.

Now they’re bestselling authors with another book on the way.

Maika is a doctoral student from Howard University whose research focuses on media representation and its impact on marginalized groups.

Maritza is currently a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy through children’s media.

Both sisters are social activists, invested in treating black people specifically around the world.

In an interview with various books, Maika says, “A person’s life shouldn’t matter more because they ‘speak well’, have a lot of money or anything like that. Being a human being should be more than enough to be able to live life with dignity.

Maika and Maritza Moulite

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Texas opens first primary of 2022 under tougher voting rules https://linkwraylegend.com/texas-opens-first-primary-of-2022-under-tougher-voting-rules/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:32:46 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/texas-opens-first-primary-of-2022-under-tougher-voting-rules/ FILE – Pam Gaskin speaks about her absentee ballot for the primary election at her home Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Missouri City, Texas. A federal judge has granted a partial election overhaul in Texas days before the first primary of 2022. The ruling Friday night Feb. 11, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez […]]]>

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FILE – Pam Gaskin speaks about her absentee ballot for the primary election at her home Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Missouri City, Texas. A federal judge has granted a partial election overhaul in Texas days before the first primary of 2022. The ruling Friday night Feb. 11, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez in San Antonio weakens new rules that make it a crime for election officials to proactively assist voters in obtaining a mail-in ballot. It orders Texas not to enforce that narrow portion of the law against Harris County, which in 2020 sought to mail more than 2 million Houston voters mail-in ballot applications during the pandemic. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

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Texas began early voting Monday in a rushed rollout of tougher restrictions that saw hundreds of mail-in ballots returned weeks before the country’s first primary in 2022.

The election is the first since Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law sweeping election changes in Texas last fall. How the vote unfolds between now and the March 1 primary has become as much a focal point as the actual races, which include gubernatorial and congressional nominations.

On Monday, hundreds of polling places opened in Texas and no major issues were reported as early voting began.

But hundreds of mail-in ballots and ballot applications returned to Texas in recent weeks represented an awkward start to voting rules that Republicans have tightened across the United States over the past year in name of election security.

In Harris County, officials had to return more than 40% of the first batch of absentee ballots from the Houston area, mostly because they didn’t include the IDs and signatures now required. by Texas law.

“We’re educating voters to hopefully heal the ballots, but voters are being assaulted in Texas,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the county’s top elected official, said Monday on social media.

Secretary of State John Scott, who is overseeing his first election as Texas election chief after being nominated by Abbott, said the problems stem from voters adapting to the new rules.

He expects the May runoffs and November elections to run more smoothly, and said he does not believe the problems so far and the concerns expressed by local officials amount to state failure.

“I don’t know how much extra time – I don’t mean it wouldn’t have been helpful, because it would have been helpful,” Scott said. “But I don’t know if more time solves that problem, because it’s a new process. And I think the new processes, especially for voters who were used to the old process, that’s absolutely a point friction.

Texas is among at least 18 states that will hold elections this year with increased restrictions – a consequence of former President Donald Trump’s repeated false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Republicans dismissed Democrats’ protests that the changes would disenfranchise voters, especially minorities.

But Texas had far less time than any other state to complete the job of changing the way the election was run due to its particularly early primary on March 1 – two months before the next states, Indiana and Ohio, do not go to the polls in May.

Few races on the ballot in Texas are hotly contested. For Republicans, Abbott is heavily favored over a series of far-right challengers in his campaign for a third term, but Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing a tougher primary under the cloud of an FBI investigation.

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has a nearly clear path for his party’s gubernatorial nomination. One of the biggest races in South Texas, where Democratic US Representative Henry Cuellar is in a rematch against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros weeks after FBI agents raided his home.

When the League of Women Voters requested thousands of voter registration applications for new US citizens last month, the state said it could not meet the demand due to paper shortages in supply chain after the new law required forms to be updated and reprinted.

Then county election offices reported having to return an unusually high number of absentee ballot applications for not including required identification such as a driver’s license or Social Security number. Now counties say they are returning completed ballots for the same reason.

Voters have the opportunity to correct the ballot as long as it is returned on Election Day, which has left officials waiting to see how many return.

Scott said the number of rejected mail-in ballot applications has fallen to less than 5% this month.

He took the job as Texas Chief Electoral Officer after serving in previous roles under Abbott, but his appointment raised alarm among voting rights groups during his brief stint with Trump’s legal team. who challenged the 2020 election results. Scott backed out of the case after just days and said he does not dispute President Joe Biden winning the election.

Outside San Antonio, Kendall County Elections Administrator Staci Decker said mail-in ballot requests are at an all-time low ahead of the primary in her Republican-majority county that voted for Trump by a margin of 3 to 1 in 2020.

The mostly rural county has for years maintained a list of about 400 voters who receive mail-in ballot applications. But Texas Republicans this year added a ban on government officials proactively sending out mail-in ballots, under threat of felony charges and six months in prison.

“We had 400 people waiting for their applications to come in and they never did,” Decker said. She said her office sent about 500 ballots to voters this year, compared to the 700 to 900 they normally send out.

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Coronado is a member of the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places reporters in local newsrooms to report on underreported issues.

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