17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway KUSI Newsroom June 13, 2019 Posted: June 13, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will host 17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is happening Thursday, June 13 on the USS Midway.This event is said to be the largest sake tasting event open to the public in Southern California, and includes tasting from more than 40 beer, sake and restaurant vendors.The festival hosts 1,000 San Diegans and visitors each year to enjoy tuna cutting demonstrations (and fresh sashimi), samplings of beer, sake and local Japanese cuisine, dynamic Japanese drumming performances and musical entertainment from DJ Oggy.Festival proceeds benefit the Japan Society‘s educational programs including language competitions, internships and educational and sports exchanges that connect the people of Japan and the San Diego/Tijuana region. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Facebook Twitter News Email How Freya Ridings Discovered Unexpected Tears freya-ridings-sharing-personal-experiences-lost-without-you Standing at a train station watching her lover leave, while falling apart, as the singer/songwriter recounts in her biggest hit to date, didn’t actually happen… but it felt so realPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2018 – 4:30 pm Londoner Freya Ridings is used to keeping it real. She began distributing her songs and performances digitally in 2017, winning a following for the pure-toned heartache in her voice and for recordings of her live performances. But her song “Lost Without You” broke the mold, bringing its enveloping sense of loss straight from her imagination. Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences & “Lost Without You” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 24, 2018 – 4:29 pm Freya Ridings On “Lost Without You” “I always write from personal experience,” says Ridings — but this was an exception. “It’s never actually happened, and it really affected me.” She said “Lost Without You” came to her “state of consciousness while … sitting at the piano. It just came out fully formed, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, that just made me want to cry.'” It’s received a big reaction with more than a million views on YouTube and Top 40 placement on the UK Official Charts.The unexpected response is reminiscent of another real experience from Ridings’ life. “We made these little guerilla-style videos where we go around these secret pianos that are on underground train stations in London,” she shared. “No one would stop, and I loved that because it was kind of in your own world.” They tipped their fans 24 hours prior to one of these sessions thinking to attract “friends and family” but they got more than they bargained for. “They had to shut down the station,” she described. “It was hundreds of people and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I still can’t believe that happened.” A friend’s choir even showed up and joined in.It will be interesting to see how other unexpected and imaginary life experiences surface through this emerging talent’s songs that have yet to arrive.The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The PainRead more
BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Twitter John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi BWith the success of her breakout single, “Bodak Yellow,” which earned two GRAMMY nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance at the 60th GRAMMY Awards last year, Cardi B set the stage for one of the most anticipated debut rap albums in recent memory. Invasion Of Privacy arrived on April 5, 2018, and showed the Bronx-born and raised rapper had a lot more to show.In June, “I Like It” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny made it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Cardi the first ever female rapper to earn two No. 1 hits. “I Like It” is also nominated for Record Of The Year, “Be Careful” received a nod for Best Rap Performance and Invasion Of Privacy is up for Best Rap Album this year. Tack on Cardi’s nomination alongside Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You” for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance bring her total nominations this year to five.By The Way, I Forgive You – Brandi CarlileSince exploding from the folk music scene into the mainstream in 2007 with her the title track from her sophomore album, The Story, Brandi Carlile has released a string of quality folk/roots albums. Her latest, By The Way, I Forgive You, shows Carlile and longtime writing/singing partners, twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth, in top form. The album’s lead single, “The Joke,” encapsulates the spirit and power of love and forgiveness, two main themes of the album.”I wrote ‘The Joke’ about a reckoning and a revolution and a time that’s coming when we’ll realize that love has already conquered the world and pick it back up,” Carlile told us in July. The album, Carlile’s sixth, yielded the same number of GRAMMY nominations—an impressive six—for the 61st GRAMMY Awards, including Best Americana Album as well as Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance for “The Joke.”Scorpion – DrakeFrom the very beginning of 2018, chart titan Drake saw a groundswell of buzz for his fifth album, Scorpion. When it finally dropped in late June, the album already had three successful singles: “God’s Plan,” “Nice For What” and “I’m Upset.” Shortly after the album’s release, the album’s fifth single, “In My Feelings,” would climb to put Drake at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time of year. Simply put, the Canadian rapper spent the better part of the year shattering streaming and chart records, and the ambitious and hit-laden double-disc album Scorpion was well worth the wait for fans. The project was a hit for voters as well, as Drake clocked in with an impressive seven nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards.H.E.R. – H.E.R.With her soulful songs and jaw-dropping musicianship only further fueling the mystique of her persona, H.E.R. stepped into the light this year, releasing her widely acclaimed self-titled debut. Apropos of her moniker’s meaning (Having Everything Revealed), H.E.R. showed the world her gift, with a breakthrough performance of “Focus” and “Best Part,” both from her debut LP, at the BET Awards this summer alongside Daniel Caesar. After a string of successful EPs, H.E.R. gave her fans a new, more complete idea of H.E.R.’s musical ability and remarkable potential. In addition to the coveted Album Of The Year nomination, she’s also up for Best New Artist.Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post MaloneNot to be outdone online, Post Malone broke streaming records this year as well by earning the most streams in one week when Beerbongs & Bentleys arrived on April 27. Real name Austin Richard Post, the singer/rapper entered a new stratosphere of popularity with his sophomore album—and he brought many of this friends along for the joyride, as the album includes cameos by the likes of 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy and YG. Post Malone is nominated in a total of four categories at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.Dirty Computer – Janelle MonáeAt the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Janelle Monáe delivered one of the most poignant and powerful speeches in recent memory, calling attention to the #TimesUp movement. Three months later, she made an equally powerful statement with her third studio album, Dirty Computer. With the catchy and bold singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “Pynk” leading the way, Monáe set a new precedent for what it means to make infectious music with a message in 2018.“[Creatives] have the power to create the culture and shape it to what we want it to be,” she told us earlier this year. “And we also have the power to undo the culture if it does not serve us well.”Golden Hour – Kacey MusgravesCountry music might be the platform Kacey Musgraves has chosen for her music, but it certainly is not a constriction for the singer/songwriter. On Golden Hour, Musgraves takes her signature stir-up of crafty lyric turns, progressive social themes and authentic twang to a new level, all while opening herself up more candidly than she has in the past.”This album feels very special and different to me because it feels like my most personal.” Musgraves told us back in July. “I don’t feel like I’ve really let people in on this scale previously.”Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By – Various ArtistsMusic has always played a key integral role in film, but for this year’s transcendent blockbuster “Black Panther,” the soundtrack took on a life of its own. Led by the Kendrick Lamar and SZA hit “All The Stars,” which earned four nominations of its own including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance, Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By looks to make history as just the third ever movie soundtrack to win Album Of The Year, joining the soundtracks for Saturday Night Fever at the 21st GRAMMY Awards, The Bodyguard at the 36th GRAMMY Awards and, most recently, O Brother, Where Art Thou? at the 44th GRAMMY Awards. TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1071034971920457728 BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Email Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Albums by Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Drake, H.E.R., Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, and music from and inspired by ‘Black Panther’ receive nominations.Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 7, 2018 – 5:33 am The 2019 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Album Of The Year. While we’ll have to wait until the 61st GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Feb. 10 to find out who will win, let’s take a look at which albums have been nominated for one of the most anticipated GRAMMY Awards each year. 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Aston Martin Aston Martin’s DBX SUV throws snow all over the place More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: Preview • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: A good reason for sunburn 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 10 Photos This December, Aston Martin will welcome its first SUV into the world known as the DBX. The British luxury brand delivered the news in a teaser video (embedded above) for the DBX SUV on Monday without providing a more specific date. Previously, we knew the luxury SUV was coming in the final quarter of this year, but Aston Martin is going to wait until the very last month to unveil its SUV. Not only that, but the brand wants us to know that just because this is an SUV, it doesn’t mean it’s not a true part of the DB family. The designation dates back decades and sits as a prefix to some of the most iconic Aston Martin models.This teaser focuses specifically on the grille, which takes a familiar shape from the DB line of cars. Today, that encompasses the DBS Superleggera and DB11. As is all too familiar a story, people dig utility vehicles these days, which has led to an insurgence of ultraluxurious SUVs. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and more have recently cropped up. The DBX will do its best to capture the same market, though more than likely, owners will park it next to another Aston Martin in the garage.Aside from the small shot of the grille, we do get a rough look at the headlights and daytime-running lights as the teaser closes. However, prototype photos already give us a good idea as to what the SUV will look like when we see it later this year. The biggest mystery remains the rear end, which we don’t see at all in the teaser. Even in the previously released prototype photos (see the gallery below), the DBX’s back end was pretty well camouflaged. Do expect a Vantage-esque look with the taillights.While the original idea was to make the DBX an electric vehicle, Aston Martin scrapped that plan as the Lagonda came back into the picture. As for powertrains, it’ll likely stick to V8 and V12 engines, but we’ll know for sure in a few months. The Rapide AMR has the last-ever naturally aspirated… 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Post a comment More about 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante 4:39 Tags 0 SUVs Luxury cars Aston Martin
March 24Japan vs Malaysia6:05 PM March 26Canada vs Japan1:35 PM March 27Canada vs India3:35 PM The 28th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commences on March 23 and the 2019 edition of the annual hockey tournament will be played at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia. When do the matches start and where to watch itNone of the matches will start before 4:05 pm local time, 1:35 pm IST and 8:05 am GMT. The specific time of every match is listed below under the ‘Full Schedule’ section.There is no live television coverage of the tournament in India and neither will the tournament be officially streamed. Astro-Go will provide live streaming of the tournament in Malaysia. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup preview India men’s hockey team at Asian Games.Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesThe defending champion of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is Australia but the team from Down Under will not be participating in this edition of the tournament and neither has runner-up England travelled to Ipoh. This opens up the field significantly for India. The Indian team finished fifth last time but courtesy their ranking compared to the other participating teams, they are the firm favourites to lift the trophy. India will take on Japan in the opening encounter of the tournament and they have the wood over the Japanese team. Although the Samurais did not travel to Ipoh last year, the two sides last met in 2017 when India won the thrilling encounter 4-1. Since then, the two sides have met on four occasions and India has got the better of the Japanese hockey team on every one of them. The six teams that will participate in this edition of the tournament are India, Japan, Canada, Malaysia, Poland and South Korea. The format of the tournament is such that each team will play every other team once to determine their respective positions on the points table. The team that will finish as the top two will go on to play the final and decide the champion. The two teams following the top two will battle it out in a third-place match while the remaining two teams will clash to avoid the wooden spoon. The Indian Hockey Team singing their national anthem before the first match of the 2018 Hockey World CupMcQuillan/Getty Images for FIHThe final of the tournament will be held on March 30 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium.Full Schedule DateDateMatchMatchTime (IST)Time (IST)DateMarch 23MatchIndia vs JapanTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 23MatchCanada vs South KoreaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 23MatchMalaysia vs South AfricaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 24MatchIndia vs South KoreaTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 24MatchCanada vs South AfricaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 24MatchJapan vs MalaysiaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 26MatchCanada vs JapanTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 26MatchSouth Africa vs South KoreaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 26MatchMalaysia vs IndiaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 27MatchSouth Africa vs JapanTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 27MatchCanada vs IndiaTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 27MatchSouth Korea vs MalaysiaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 29MatchIndia vs South AfricaTime (IST)1:35 PMDateMarch 29MatchSouth Korea vs JapanTime (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 29MatchMalaysia vs CanadaTime (IST)6:05 PMDateMarch 30Matchteam 5 vs Team 6Time (IST)1:10 PMDateMarch 30MatchTeam 3 vs Team 4Time (IST)3:35 PMDateMarch 30MatchTeam 1 vs Team 2Time (IST)6:05 PM March 27South Korea vs Malaysia6:05 PM March 23India vs Japan1:35 PM March 30Team 3 vs Team 43:35 PM DateMatchTime (IST) March 29Malaysia vs Canada6:05 PM March 24Canada vs South Africa3:35 PM Close Unified hockey team can change peoples impressions says coach March 29South Korea vs Japan3:35 PM March 26South Africa vs South Korea3:35 PM March 27South Africa vs Japan1:35 PM March 29India vs South Africa1:35 PM IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:09/0:54Loaded: 0%0:10Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … March 26Malaysia vs India6:05 PM March 23Canada vs South Korea3:35 PM March 23Malaysia vs South Africa6:05 PM March 30team 5 vs Team 61:10 PM Global TV listing Malaysia: Astro Arena TVAustralia: Fox Sports March 30Team 1 vs Team 26:05 PM March 24India vs South Korea1:35 PM
Share Carolyn Kaster/APPresident Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The Latest on President Donald Trump and US policy in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Pakistan says the American ambassador has met with the foreign minister to discuss President Donald Trump’s accusation that Pakistan is sheltering terrorists. Pakistan also says that Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “in the next few days” in Washington. A Pakistani government statement isn’t directly addressing Trump’s accusations or his warning that Pakistan put an “immediate” end to its practice of harboring insurgents. The statement does stress “Pakistan’s perspective and desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan.” The statement says the minister reminded the American ambassador that thousands of Pakistanis have been victims of terrorism and that Pakistan wants to work with other countries to “eliminate the menace of terrorism.” ___ 8:15 a.m. Germany’s foreign minister is calling on the United States to consult with Europe on how to make Afghanistan “more peaceful and more secure.” Sigmar Gabriel says it’s important to ensure that “people from Afghanistan don’t have to flee to us.” He says “further migration destabilizes not just Afghanistan but also Europe.” Afghans were the third-biggest group of people seeking asylum in Germany in July, behind Syrians and Iraqis. President Donald Trump has recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. ___ 7:33 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump is sending a “message of resolve and commitment” on Afghanistan. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, Pence said Trump is offering “a whole new regional strategy for South Asia.” During a nationally televised address Monday night, Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Trump did not detail how many more U.S. troops will be sent. Pence said the exact numbers were “yet to be seen.” Pence also defended Trump, who touched off a firestorm after saying “both sides” were to blame for violence that erupted at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The vice president said Trump has denounced “bigotry and hatred,” adding that “there was no moral equivalency drawn by the president.” ___ 7:15 a.m. The German government is welcoming “the United States’ readiness to continue its long-term commitment in Afghanistan.” The government said in a statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump alluded to deploying more American troops in Afghanistan that Germany and the U.S. share the aim of ensuring that no terror attacks are spawned there. It added: “It is right, and the German government has long advocated this, for the end of the deployment to be linked to the conditions on the ground.” It pressed for the Afghan government to step up its reform and anti-corruption efforts, but also to “seek dialogue with the parts of the Taliban that are prepared for a peaceful reconciliation.” Germany is one of the major contributors to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, with 950 troops largely in northern Afghanistan. ___ 6:55 a.m. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. stands behind its commitment to Afghanistan demonstrates his understanding of the weight of his office — a point the president made in his speech Monday night. “It’s one thing to be a candidate and talk about what you think,” Haley said on CNN’s ” New Day,” the morning after Trump broke with his campaign statements opposing continuing U.S. involvement in the war-ravaged nation. Haley also says she believes Trump turned in favor of staying the course there because “he listened to his generals.” She tells CNN that Trump words reflect his desire to pursue a “results-based” policy in South Asia, with less focus on the duration of the commitment and less speculation about troop strength. ___ 6:40 a.m. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani says he appreciates President Donald Trump’s commitment to Afghanistan, which Trump announced in a speech outlining his strategy for the war-torn country. Ghani, who was traveling in southern Kandahar province, released a statement Tuesday thanking Trump and the American people. Ghani said there will be an increase in training, advising and assisting Afghan security forces as well as the country’s air force and special forces. He says the implementation of Trump’s strategy will help stabilize the region. ___ 6:30 a.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul says President Donald Trump made it clear that the U.S. “is not going anywhere,” while at the same time warning the Afghan government that it too has much to do if stability is to come to Afghanistan. Special Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy Ambassador Hugo Llorens in a statement Tuesday urged the Afghan government to deal with widespread corruption, make good on a promise to hold parliamentary polls next year and enact tough economic reforms. He also called on Afghanistan’s leadership to shed its ethnic differences and embrace each other. Llorens said the U.S. will also “maintain pressure on the Taliban to join a peace process with the Afghan government to end the war in Afghanistan.” Trump has yet to appoint an ambassador to Afghanistan, making Llorens the top U.S. diplomat in the country. ___ 6:00 a.m. China is defending its close ally Pakistan following comments by President Donald Trump that the country was not doing enough to shut down safe havens for terror groups operating out of its territory. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday said Pakistan lies on the front line of the anti-terrorism struggle and has made “great sacrifices” in battling insurgents who pose a threat to the region and the world. In his speech Monday, Trump said the U.S. “can no longer be silent” about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and that the country gives sanctuary to “agents of chaos, violence and terror.” China and Pakistan have close economic, political and security ties dating back decades, based partly on their shared distrust of India, with which both have disputed borders. ___ 3:18 a.m. Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address to unveil his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said Monday the U.S. would shift away from a “time-based” approach, instead linking its assistance to results and to cooperation from the beleaguered Afghan government, Pakistan and others. He insisted it would be a “regional” strategy that addressed the roles played by other South Asian nations — especially Pakistan’s harboring of elements of the Taliban. “America will work with the Afghan government as long as we see determination and progress,” Trump said. “However, our commitment is not unlimited, and our support is not a blank check.” Still, Trump offered few details about how progress would be measured.
00:00 /15:26 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share More than one in five children who don’t have health insurance in the United States live in Texas, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.Texas was among nine states that saw significant increases in the rate of uninsured children in 2017, but Texas has the largest share of children without health insurance.“Texas saw an increase in uninsured kids of 83,000 in the year 2017,” study co-author Joan Alker, told Houston Matters. “That was the biggest increase in the country.”Nationwide, the number rose for the first time since data was collected on the issue in 2008.“A lot of jobs that low wage working families are getting simply don’t provide health insurance coverage: retail, service sector jobs, agricultural jobs,” Alker said. “And that’s where we need Medicaid and CHIP to step in and make sure that those kids get covered.”Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.In the Houston metro area, more than 200,000 kids are uninsured, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.Houston Matters reached out to leaders in Houston’s healthcare community, all of whom said they weren’t surprised by the findings.“We’ve seen this coming,” Dr. Tim Garson, the director of the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute, told Houston Matters. He said that last year the Texas Medical Center’s annual survey compared Texas to the rest of the country, and found that Texans are worse off when it comes to being able to buy insurance.“That then extends to their children, and so the fact that this does effect Texas almost out of proportion is not surprising,” Garson said.Experts also point to immigration policy and a fear of interacting with the government as factors contributing to the number of uninsured children.“We have a lot of kids who are citizens, but their parents are immigrants and those parents may be very scared today about interacting with the government and enrolling their children in public health coverage options,” Alker said. “Latino children do have the highest uninsured rates in Texas, and that’s a population that’s probably also being impacted by this fear of interacting with government.”Several experts said the increase in uninsured children signals a need for policy changes.“Children are more likely to be insured than adults because we are fortunate to have Medicaid and CHIP and so when their rates start dropping it’s like the canary in the coal mine because they have the best avenues for insurance,” Head of the Episcopal Health Foundation, Elena Marks, told Houston Matters.Garson echoed this sentiment, saying that one of the primary solutions to ensuring more children are covered is to address the cost of healthcare.“We got to reduce the price of healthcare,” he said. “We’re never going to get everybody covered for health insurance unless health insurance and the cost of care goes down.” X
By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, email@example.comThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) did not find sufficient evidence to file federal hate crime charges against former University of Maryland student Sean Urbanski, in the suspected 2017 murder of U.S. Army Lieutenant Richard Collins III in College Park according to broadcast reports.In a story that was first reported by WTOP-FM, the FBI’s investigation couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that hate motivated Urbanski, who is White, to kill Collins, who is Black. Despite the discovery of racist cartoons and posts that were found on a since deleted White supremacist Facebook group page, the Bureau’s investigators didn’t find enough evidence through forensic testing, digital investigation and interviews to prove it.Despite information proving he belonged to a White supremacist Facebook group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not find sufficient evidence to file federal hate crime charges against former University of Maryland student Sean Urbanski, in the alleged 2017 murder of U.S. Army Lieutenant Richard Collins III in College Park. (Courtesy Photo)Collins was a student at Bowie State who was leaving a visit with his friends on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus when he was killed on May 20, 2017. He was stabbed while he and two others were waiting for an Uber ride at a nearby bus stop. It became an emotional time on both campuses because Collins died just days before his graduation, after he was commissioned as a U.S. Army second lieutenant.Urbanski still faces state charges in Maryland for first-degree murder and committing a hate crime that resulted in death. The maximum penalty in Maryland for first-degree murder is life in prison with no chance of parole. There is also an additional 20-year sentence for a state hate crime conviction.Defense attorneys began laying the foundation for Urbanski’s defense when he first appeared in court on May 22, 2017. Their argument has been that Urbanksi was heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident and his impaired judgement made it difficult for him to meet the intent required for a first-degree murder conviction. One defense motion seeks to dismiss the hate crime on the basis of the First Amendment, while another requests the judge sever the hate crime from the murder count.Reports say there is surveillance video which captured the killing. In addition, Urbanski’s blood alcohol content proves he was legally drunk.“Alcohol and substance abuse may have played a significant role in all of this,” his co-counsel William Brennan reportedly told the court during that first appearance.Under Maryland law, first-degree murder is a deliberate, premeditated and willful killing. WTOP reported prosecutors have remained firm on the first-degree murder count, despite offers by Urbanski’s lawyers that he would plead guilty to second-degree murder. Second degree murder carries a minimum sentence of 30 years.Urbanski could avoid trial by pleading guilty to first-degree murder, although both sides could make their cases for an appropriate sentence, during that phase before a judge. State and federal prosecutors have not said whether Urbanski would face additional federal hate charges that could make a defendant eligible for execution.The trial has been delayed three times, but is now scheduled to begin July 22. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks was initially the lead prosecutor in the case when she was the County’s State’s Attorney. Alsobrooks, who was been replaced by newly elected Aisha Braveboy, previously said, “the defendant purposefully chose to stab Mr. Collins, over anyone else at the bus stop that night, because Mr. Collins is an African American.”Advocates for the Collins family have insisted that the ongoing delays with the legal proceedings are an emotional detriment to them making it difficult to overcome this tragedy. “The family of the victim has been and continues to be severely impacted by this crime,” wrote Pauline Mandel, of the Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center, on behalf of Richard and Dawn Collins, the victim’s parents in November 2017.
The fourth-ranked Cardinals open the 2019 season on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m., ET against No. 20 Connecticut at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m., ET with the series finale set for Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m., ET. The 2019 home opener is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky at Jim Patterson Stadium. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville Athletics has announced the 2019 baseball promotional calendar, which includes an array of fan-friendly special events and season-long promotions at Jim Patterson Stadium for the Cardinals’ fifth season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The 34-game home schedule features great giveaways, the return of fan favorites and the introduction of special offers, which allow fans to experience all the ballpark’s offerings at exceptional values. Promotions and game times are subject to change. A list of season-long promotions and special events are listed below, while additional details on all Louisville baseball promotions are available at GoCards.com/OnDeck. Story Links 2019 Baseball Promotions 2019 Baseball Season Tickets Fans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @LouisvilleBSB. Print Friendly Version
Louisville jumped on the Demon Deacons early on Friday, scoring four times in the first two innings. Danny Oriente hammered a double that short-hopped the left-centerfield wall to plate a pair of runs in the first and Tyler Fitzgerald tucked a ball inside the first base bag for a two-run triple in the second. Louisville (21-6, 8-3 ACC) won 6-1 in the opener behind another strong performance from Reid Detmers, and followed it up with a 10-7 come-from-behind victory in the nightcap. ACC Network Extra LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 10th-ranked Louisville baseball team swept a doubleheader and clinched the weekend series on Friday against Wake Forest at Jim Patterson Stadium. PDF Box Score (Game One) Like in game one, all nine starters reached base in the second game with seven coming around to score at least one run. The second game of Friday’s doubleheader started in reverse fashion, with Wake Forest scoring the first four runs of the game. The Demon Deacons plated four on five hits in the third inning to put UofL in a hole. The Cardinals kept chipping away at the deficit, with Jared Poland making it a one-run game with a run-scoring single in the sixth. Louisville finally busted through for good in the seventh, taking control with a five-run frame. The Cardinals have swept each of their three doubleheaders this season and have now won 18 of 23 ACC series played at home since joining the conference in 2015. Photo Gallery (Game One) Video: Reid Detmers Postgame Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Video Highlights (Game One) Logan Wyatt helped cut the deficit in half in the fourth, doubling home Jake Snider in the fourth and later scoring on a passed ball. After a Wake Forest solo homer pushed the lead to three, Lavey launched his first long ball of the season in the fifth to make it a two-run game again. Video: Logan Wyatt Postgame Video Highlights (Game Two) Fitzgerald pushed the Cardinals into the lead for the first time with a bases loaded double that scored two. Snider added a run with a groundout and Oriente brought another home with a perfectly executed squeeze bunt. Wyatt then added the final blow of the inning with his second home run of the season. Video: Justin Lavey Postgame Detmers (5-1) finished with just one run allowed in 7.1 innings, striking out 10 without a walk. All nine Louisville starters registered at least one hit or walk in the win. Next Game: Wake Forest 3/31/2019 | 1:00 PM Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Louisville held on from there, getting a strong effort from Jack Perkins out of the bullpen for the first win of his career. The freshman allowed just one run in 2.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts. Michael Kirian tallied his first career save after recording the final four outs. Photo Gallery (Game Two) Live Stats PDF Box Score (Game Two) The four-run cushion would be more than enough for Detmers, who tallied his fifth double digit strikeout effort in seven starts this season. The sophomore retired the first 10 batters he faced on Friday, before running into the only trouble he faced all day.Wake Forest (15-13, 5-6) collected three straight hits to score their only run of the game in the fourth, but Detmers buckled down to retire 11 of the next 12 batters he faced. He exited after a pair of hits in the eighth, but Michael McAvene quickly cleaned it up getting a double play on his second pitch out of the bullpen. The Cardinals added two more runs on singles from Henry Davis and Justin Lavey as insurance in the bottom half of the eighth before McAvene finished things off for his second save of the year. Story Links Louisville and Wake Forest are scheduled to wrap up the series on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET at Jim Patterson Stadium, with Sunday available should weather be a factor on Saturday. Print Friendly Version
Kolkata: Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day before the swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled to be held on Thursday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has requested the former to excuse her for not attending the function.Earlier, Banerjee had decided to attend the function in Delhi and was scheduled to leave for the national Capital on Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Bengal BJP has decided to take the members of 54 people whom they termed as “martyrs” to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataReacting sharply, Banerjee said the BJP’s claim that 54 people died in political violence is “completely untrue.” There have been no political murders in Bengal and the persons might have died due to family feud or personal enmity or other disputes. She remarked that the swearing-in ceremony is “an august occasion to celebrate democracy” and should not be devalued by any political party that wants to use it as an opportunity “to score political points.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShortly after cancelling the trip to Delhi, she tweeted: “Congratulations, new Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. It was my plan to accept the “Constitutional Invitation” and attend the oath-taking ceremony. However, in the last one hour, I am seeing media reports that the BJP are claiming 54 people have been murdered in political violence in Bengal. This is completely untrue. There have been no political murders in Bengal. These deaths may have occurred due to personal enmity, family quarrels and other disputes, nothing related to politics. There is no such record with us. So I am sorry Narendra Modi ji, this has compelled me not to attend the ceremony.” She further mentioned: “The ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party which uses it as an opportunity to score political points. Please excuse me.” Political experts felt that as the administrative head of the state, Banerjee has taken the right decision. It is an insult to her to share the same dais with the family members of the deceased as to accept it will mean a stamp on BJP’s tall claims. The saffron party claims that 46 party workers had died during the Panchayats election held in 2018 and five during the recently-concluded Lok Sabha election.