Train Commuters Sing Along to Somewhere Over the Rainbow (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreRemember in October when we showed you a viral video of a dance party launched on a commuter train in Perth, Australia?The same group who danced their way into the hearts of 40 million YouTube viewers has just followed up with shenanigans on another commuter train–this time a singalong.On a wintery run of the 7:51 express train, they led passengers in a rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow in a bold attempt to chase away the Monday morning blues with a ukulele player keeping time.Peter Sharp, the founder of the participatory arts group called it, “Easily one of the most uplifting experiences we’ve ever helped create.”Hilarious Couple Sing Karaoke at the Gas Pump on Hidden Tonight Show Camera (WATCH)The Liberators, as they call themselves–named for the sense of freedom they want people to feel when expressing themselves in public–have coordinated five different experiences on trains from story telling, to dancing, and singing.“This is my full time job,” Sharp told the Good News Network. “I am able to get paid doing DJ gigs that combine these acts of freedom at music festivals & family festivals and working with businesses to create interesting and ethically driven video content.”They recruited some of their own people to ride the train and help get the singalong started, but reported that around 60 percent of those on board were actual commuters.Read more about their mission, and a crowd-funding campaign to bring their antics to trains in Europe on their blog.(WATCH the heart-warming moments below)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to tainted tuna

first_imgLate yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a line of frozen tuna tainted with Salmonella Newport is associated with illnesses in 13 people in seven states, resulting in two hospitalizations.Jensen Tuna of Houma, Louisiana, voluntarily recalled the frozen ground tuna product associated with the outbreak yesterday. The frozen tuna is individually packaged in clear, 1-pound bags and only sold wholesale in 20-pound boxes.According to the FDA, the boxes were sold to wholesalers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, and Washington state, where they were further distributed to restaurants and retail locations from Nov 30, 2018, to Mar 15, 2019. Jensen Tuna imported the fish from JK Fish of Vietnam. Case-patients report eating sushiIn epidemiologic interviews, the CDC said 9 (75%) of 12 people reported eating sushi from a restaurant or grocery store in the days prior to illness. And all who reported eating sushi said the sushi item contained raw tuna or raw “spicy tuna.””The FDA and regulatory officials in several states traced the source of the raw tuna used by restaurants where ill people ate sushi,” the CDC said. “The traceback evidence indicated that the restaurants used frozen ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna.”Patients reported symptom onset between Jan 8 and Mar 20 of this year. Ill people range in age from 29 to 85 years, with a median age of 40, and 54% are female, the CDC said.North Dakota and Washington state each recorded four cases, with Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and New York each recording one case.”Consumers who order sushi made with raw tuna, including ‘spicy tuna,’ should ask the restaurant or grocery store if the tuna is from Jensen Tuna. If you are not sure if the tuna has been recalled, do not eat it,” the CDC said.Third Salmonella tuna outbreak in recent yearsThis is the third food-based Salmonella outbreak identified by the CDC this year; earlier outbreaks have been associated with pre-cut melon and ground turkey.In 2018, the CDC confirmed 16 Salmonella food-related outbreaks, which it defines as two or more people getting sick after consuming the same food or drink. In 2017, the CDC tracked four outbreaks linked to imported papayas.The most recent US Salmonella outbreak linked to raw tuna occurred in 2015 and involved 65 cases in 11 states. A much larger Salmonella outbreak sickened 425 people in 28 states in 2012 and involved raw scraped ground tuna products.See also Apr 16 CDC noticeApr 16 FDA updateApr 16 FDA recall noticeCDC Salmonella outbreak pagelast_img read more

HGDC pledges K100,000 for Komo rugby league

first_imgRugby League: KOMO rugby league in Hela has received a K100,000 boost from the Hides Gas Development Company during its season proper opening on Sunday. Komo, which has been marred by tribal fights in recent in years, has been given a new lease of life through the motto “lusim gun na play rugby”, a community initiative supported by ExxonMobil PNG – operator of the PNG LNG project. Thousands flocked from the Komo area and the wider Hela province to the Komo rugby field to witness the event. ExxonMobil and HGDC delegates were given a grand welcome with traditional dancing and singing. “HGDC as a local landowner company is very pleased to support this kind of community incentive to bring peace and harmony in the community,” HGDC chairman Tuguyawini Libe Parindali said. HGDC site operations manager Abel Voyorite when pledging the K100,000 stressed that HGDC as a landowner company would always back ExxonMobil in any community initiatives such as rugby league in Komo LLG. “After so many lives lost during tribal conflict, peace is what we must all strive for. HGDC applauds EMPNG and local communities for taking this initiative,” Voyorite said.last_img read more

Brilliant Baldwin

first_imgPhoenix Members Golf SocietyWith carts being allowed on fairways we decided not to implement the winter rule of ‘lift clean and place’ for our outing on Tuesday, Nov. 27.  Although the course is still a little wet in places, this turned out to be justified.  There were a few places where the ball picked up a bit of mud, but generally the course is in great shape considering the amount of rainfall we are experiencing at present. Luckily the rain kept away again, albeit sometimes threatening.  Considering the conditions the scoring today was very good with all first four places breaking handicap.  We were playing stroke play for the Trattoria Italiana Restaurant voucher today on the Ocean and Mountain course.Richard Baldwin and Mike Gerrard pose with the staff members at The Relax Bar.Richard Baldwin has been playing some steady golf of late, always being around his handicap of 12.  However today he blitzed the course with a superb net 66 (gross 78).  Some way back with net 69 were Paul Taylor and Frank Hughes, with the scribe claiming fourth spot with a net 71 (other days this would be good enough to win).Near pin prizes were awarded to Richard Baldwin, Joris Goetschalkx & Mike Gerrard.  The rest of the field’s names, who did not win anything, were put into the hat for a lucky draw chance.  The lucky draw prizes are donated by our hosts, The Relax Bar at Ban Amphur, and the recipients were John Bartley, Bill Hewitt, Sergo Volpi & Adriano Reale.Anyone interested in joining in the golf or (sea fishing at weekends), please contact me (Mike) on 087 091 7565 for further information.last_img read more

‘The Rock’ joins critics of Under Armour CEO’s Trump remark

first_imgAt left, in a March 29, 2015, file photo, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson makes an appearance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. At center, in a June 30, 2015, file photo, Misty Copeland speaks to reporters in New York. At right, in a Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warrior’s Stephen Curry speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C.  (AP Photo/File) This is a Jan. 21, 2014, file photo showing Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, during a news conference at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)Under Armour sponsors Johnson, Copeland and Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors. Johnson sent out a statement on social media on Thursday saying Plank’s words “were divisive and lacking in perspective.”Copeland wrote in an Instagram post she was so concerned about Plank’s comments that she spoke to him directly.None of the three has severed ties with the company. Kevin Plank, the CEO of Baltimore-based Under Armour, called Trump “an asset to the country” in an interview with CNBC this week. The company later issued a statement saying it engages in “policy, not politics.” This is a Jan. 21, 2014, file photo showing Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, during a news conference at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)Under Armour sponsors Johnson, Copeland and Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors. Johnson sent out a statement on social media on Thursday saying Plank’s words “were divisive and lacking in perspective.”Copeland wrote in an Instagram post she was so concerned about Plank’s comments that she spoke to him directly.None of the three has severed ties with the company.,Kevin Plank, the CEO of Baltimore-based Under Armour, called Trump “an asset to the country” in an interview with CNBC this week. The company later issued a statement saying it engages in “policy, not politics.” BALTIMORE (AP) — Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and professional ballerina Misty Copeland have joined basketball star Stephen Curry in criticizing the CEO of sports apparel company Under Armour for praising President Donald Trump.last_img read more

Nominees for the 2018 Ballon d’Or announced

first_imgAdvertisement b6ilqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvc3v2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E73bnc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 89stWould you ever consider trying this?😱adnCan your students do this? 🌚kvg70rRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema are among the first 15 players to be shortlisted for the 2018 Ballon d’Or.Ronaldo is the current holder of the Ballon d’Or and has made it to the list despite facing alleged rape charges. The Portuguese superstar has denied the accusations in his Twitter account.Advertisement The Portuguese forward – who won his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017 – is joined on the shortlist by Kane and former Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale.Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane was among the third batch of nominees announced on Monday, along with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.Advertisement On the other hand, some people on social media have raised questions on Benzema’s inclusion in the list stating that he has not done anything substantial in the last season for which he might get a nomination.The other two players third group of nominees were France’s Antoine Griezmann and Spain’s Isco.The Ballon d’Or is separate from FIFA’s own world player of the year awards, known as The Best, which was won by Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric.The shortlist is curated by the editorial office of France Football, and the winner is then picked from the list by a panel of international journalists, with one representative per country.The Ballon d’Or is awarded according to three separate criteria. The panel judge nominees on their performances during the calendar year, their talent and fair play, and their achievements throughout their career.Each panel member picks their top five nominees, with their first pick being awarded six points, their second pick receiving four points, their third three points, their fourth two points and their final pick one point.The player with the most points received once all panel members have cast their votes is awarded the Ballon d’Or. In the event of a tie, the player with the most first picks is given the award.   Advertisementlast_img read more