iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of thousands of people upset about the separation of immigrant families at the border are putting their money into the fight, and making history in the process.A Facebook fundraiser called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” has now raised more than $18.5 million in less than a week, with more than 481,000 people contributing.A Facebook representative told ABC News it is the largest fundraiser to date created on the Facebook Fundraisers tool.The representative said it became the social platform’s largest single fundraiser in less than four days.Since it launched Sunday, June 17, the money-raising effort has regularly increased its goal as it continued meeting previous targets that have included $5 million, $8 million and $15 million.As of Friday morning, the target was $20 million.The money is to go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, or RAICES, a non-profit that according to its website provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in central and south Texas.The fundraising page was launched by Silicon Valley power trio Malorie Lucich and Dave and Charlotte Willner, who were among the original employees at Facebook and now work at Pinterest, the popular image-collecting site. The Willners also work at Airbnb.Public outrage over the border separations prompted President Donald Trump to sign an executive order Wednesday aimed at keeping immigrant families together.“I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated,” Trump said at the signing in the Oval Office.Under the executive action, the Justice Department is to start a legal process to change an existing court settlement that restricts the government to keeping children in detention with their parents for no longer than 20 days. The sought-after change would allow children to stay with their families for however long the adults are detained.The order does not do anything to affect the fate of families that have already been separated.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The Black Crowes have wrapped up their summer tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and The London Souls. They have announced a fairly massive Fall tour, which will be their remaining dates for 2013, and plan on taking all of 2014 off to work on solo projects. Some shows (where denoted) will be “Acoustic Shows”, while others will be full on electric. The band will be playing a 4-night acoustic run at Port Chester’s The Capitol Theater, followed up by a 4-night electric run at NYC’s Terminal 5. Here is an official statement from their website:In addition to their concerts running from September 5-December 14, the band have announced all-acoustic shows October 18, 19, 21 and 22 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and electric shows October 24, 26, 27 and 29 at New York City’s Terminal 5. Look for the band to end the tour on December 14 in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The Port Chester, New York City and San Francisco performances will all feature very special guests; go to www.blackcrowes.com for all the latest. Tickets for the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and Terminal 5 in NYC go on sale Friday, August 23 at 12:00 PM local time. Tickets for Bill Graham Civic Auditorium go on sale Sunday, September 8 at 10:00 AM local time.The band have confirmed that after these concerts, THE BLACK CROWES have no future plans for touring, as band members will focus in 2014 on solo releases and projects.CHRIS ROBINSON says, “This year in The Black Crowes has re-affirmed my belief in the power of music & the power of love. Can’t wait to see what the future holds, long live rock & roll!”RICH ROBINSON says, “The tour this year has been incredibly positive. From our own shows, and into the Tedeschi Trucks tour where we found our musical soul mates. Really great vibes all around. I’m looking forward to the fall for some great shows.”STEVE GORMAN said, “The tour this year has been a great run, and we’re looking forward to the fall dates in a lot of our favorite towns. The turnout and response from the fans has been overwhelming. After 23 years of doing all we could to kill this beast–and I mean we really threw everything we had at it but just couldn’t get it to die–I think it’s obvious that the best course of action is to enjoy it as much as we can.”Yesterday (8/15), THE BLACK CROWES wrapped a co-headlining summer amphitheater tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. They will perform this weekend (8/18) at The Peach Festival in Scranton, Saturday before heading out September 6 for various festival and headlining dates.The Black Crowes’ remaining 2013 tour dates:Thu 9/5 Cooperstown, NY Ommegang Brewery NOWSat 9/7 Arrington, VA Interlocken Festival NOWSun 9/8 Arrington, VA Interlocken Festival NOWTues 9/10 Birmingham, AL Iron City NOWWed 9/11 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavilion NOWFri 9/13 Telluride, CO Telluride Blues & Brews NOWSun 9/15 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre NOWSun 9/22 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre NOWTue 9/24 Huntsville, AL Mark C. Smith Concert Hall [email protected] Von Braun CenterWed 9/25 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall NOWFri 9/27 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino NOWSat 9/28 Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater NOWTue 10/1 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre – New Orleans NOWWed 10/2 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre – New Orleans NOWFri 10/4 Starkville, MS Bulldog Bash @ MS StateTue 10/15 Portland, ME State Theater 8/23; 10:00 AMWed 10/16 Portland, ME State Theater 8/23; 10:00 AM**Fri 10/18 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theater 8/23; 12:00 PM **Sat 10/19 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theater 8/23; 12:00 PM **Mon 10/21 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theater 8/23; 12:00 PM **Tue 10/22 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theater 8/23; 12:00 PM Thur 10/24 New York, NY Terminal 5 8/23; 12:00 PM Sat 10/26 New York, NY Terminal 5 8/23; 12:00 PM Sun 10/27 New York, NY Terminal 5 8/23; 12:00 PM Tue 10/29 New York, NY Terminal 5 8/23; 12:00 PMThur 10/30 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 8/23; 12:00 PMFri 11/1 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theater 8/24; 10:00 AMSat 11/2 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theater 8/24; 10:00 AMTue 11/5 Cincinnati, OH Taft 8/23; 10:00 AMWed 11/6 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace Theater 8/23; 12:00 PMFri 11/8 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater 9/6; 12:00 PMSat 11/9 St. Paul, MN Myth 9/13; 10:00AMMon 11/11 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater NOWWed 11/13 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre NOWFri 11/15 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre NOWSat 11/16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre NOWTue 11/19 Friant, CA Table Mountain Casino TBDWed 11/20 Tempe, AZ The Marquee NOWFri 11/22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern NOWSat 11/23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern NOWFri 12/6 Portland, OR Schnitzer Hall 8/23; 10:00AMSat 12/7 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre 8/23; 10:00AMTue 1210 Bakersfield, CA Majestic Fox Theater NOWWed 12/11 San Diego, CA Avalon San Diego NOWFri 12/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino NOWSat 12/14 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 9/8; 10:00 AM(** Denotes all acoustic show)
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First things first, it was announced that Disney characters like the Fab Five, characters from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more would be a part of the fun. The exterior of the cabins will feature iconic beloved Disney characters incorporated into their design, like Belle and Beast, the Haunted Mansion ghosts, Mickey and Minnie, and more. ©Disney Share This!When it was announced at the D23 Expo that the Walt Disney World Resort was getting a gondola transportation system, called the Disney Skyliner, I was a little surprised. It was a cool idea, but the questions soon started coming to my mind. Today, Disney answered some of the questions I had, as well as some additional ones.©Disney One of the destinations will be Epcot. Guests will be able to enter and exit at the International Gateway entrance located near World Showcase. The design of the Disney Skyliner station here will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions. The station will be covered with metal and glass canopies, will feature hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that call back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Oh and let’s not forget about the views, because Guests traveling to Epcot will experience a birds-eye view of World Showcase.©Disney The main hub of the Disney Skyliner will be at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. At this station, Guests will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean. It will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes.©Disney I think I love the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Skyliner station the most though because the design style will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.Over at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Guests will share a Disney Skyliner station. Here, the station will feel whimsical and fit both resorts. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two colorful resorts.Finally, Guests will be treated to fantastic views as cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.Are you excited about experiencing the Disney Skyliner? Stay tuned to the blog for further information!
Keep me in the loop! – What loop? Just say, “Keep me informed.” Or say, “Keep me abreast…” On second thought, don’t say that either. It is what it is! – What is what what is? And why don’t you tell me what it is instead of saying the redundant and obvious uninformative thing? Let me pick your brain! – Please don’t pick my brain. Pick anything else – fruit, your nose, scabs. Not brains! Let me play [the] Devil’s advocate! – The devil doesn’t need advocacy. He’s capable of doing his own work. Present potential barriers to proposed concepts without using that phrase. We all drank the Kool-Aid. – Look. JJ Evans and I prefer to think of Kool-Aid as nothing more than a refreshing drink. Plus, the saying conjures up bad memories of old news and marginalizes the gravity of a serious tragedy in human history. Give it 110% (or any amount OVER 100%)! – Only 100% can be given. If you mean to say that more than should be reasonably expected is going to be required, then say that! I want to verify I have all my ducks in a row! – Do you have ducks, Old MacDonald? And who makes sure ducks are in rows? Ducks don’t need our help. We just FOWL things up. Kidding. Seriously, we can just stick with crossing T’s and dotting I’s? I have a hard stop at… – Cut this out. If the meeting needs to go longer than you can stay, just don’t stay. What’s the best practice? – What’s best for you may not be best for me. We consultants create and use all kinds of terms to make ourselves sound smart. Generally, practices should be customized. At the end of the day… – At the end of what day? Thursday? Pay Day? Mayday? Judgment Day?
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Italy CT Roberto Mancini confirms he will start Andrea Belotti against Bosnia-Herzegovina tomorrow and that he sees Nicolo Zaniolo as a “midfielder”. Italy have already secured their place at Euro 2020 going into their final two qualifiers, while the match in Zenica is also effectively a dead rubber for Bosnia, whose best hope now seems to be the Nations League playoffs. Mancini has Belotti and Ciro Immobile for striking options, and he revealed he would be going with the Torino hitman on Friday. “Belotti will start. As for elsewhere, I have two doubts: one on the right, at full-back, and one in midfield,” he said at a Press conference. “Bosnia have always won here, it’s a good stadium to play in and we’ll do our best because, like them, we also want to win. “After that, we’ll see. For them to beat us, they’ll have to play well and we’ll have to congratulate them. Certainly, it’ll be a good match. “We thought Bosnia and Finland would have the same chances of qualification. “In my opinion Bosnia are stronger, but Finland have proven to be better, as well as more consistent. “For them, a chance can come in the Nations League. It will still be a good game: since they have nothing to lose, they’ll be playing to win.” Zaniolo has tended to play out wide for Roma, but the former Inter boss has other ideas. “I think he’s a midfielder for what he can give us, even if he now plays in a slightly different role [out wide]. “And that’s a doubt for us because he played in that role against Luxembourg, but it was a bit easier for him. “To play there, he must know how to hold the position and find different solutions, compared to when it plays a bit wider. “For me he can fulfil both roles, but we need him in a different position than the one he plays for Roma.”
As Colin Kaepernick’s job hunt has crept into training camp, the parameters of debate have shifted. Just a few months ago, the contention was over whether or not Kaepernick was good enough to play in the league. That no longer seems to be the case. Last week, reports circulated that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome were both interested in signing Kaepernick, but were met with resistance by owner Steve Bisciotti, who framed hesitance over signing Kaepernick as a PR concern.“Your opinions matter to us,” Bisciotti said at a fan event, referring to fan opinion over Kaepernick. “We’re very sensitive to it, and we’re monitoring it, and we’re still, as Ozzie says, scrimmaging it, and we’re trying to figure out what’s the right tact. So pray for us.”Kaepernick’s ability to play the position no longer seems to be in doubt. Players have spoken in support of Kaepernick, and most serious analysis reliant on game study arrives at the conclusion that Kaepernick is not just a competent quarterback, but is also better than he was when he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013. Cian Fahey, who catalogues quarterback performance at Pre-Snap Reads, found Kaepernick to have outplayed Ravens starter Joe Flacco.And yet Kaepernick doesn’t have a team. It’s obvious Kaepernick is being frozen out for his political opinions, but it’s less apparent how extraordinary it is that a player like him can’t find a team. Back in March, Neil Paine and I wrote about Kaepernick’s situation and noted that it was strange for even a halfway decent quarterback to remain unsigned so deep into free agency. Four months later, it’s no longer merely unusual — it’s practically unheard of.Here are the free agent quarterbacks from the past five offseasons, charted by their Total Quarterback Rating in the previous season and how many days they remained in free agency before being signed by a team. (The size of the dots represent the number of pass attempts.) No above-average quarterback has been unemployed nearly as long as Kaepernick this offseason. The most comparable scenario — Ryan Fitzpatrick’s contract showdown with the New York Jets last offseason — isn’t really comparable at all, since Fitzpatrick was the one exerting leverage over the team, not the other way around.It’s easy to lose sight of the reality that good quarterbacks often never even reach free agency, let alone remain unsigned for so long. That’s especially the case for our discussion of Kaepernick, which has shifted from his merit as a player to concern-trolling and a consideration of business practicalities. So while Kaepernick is clearly an outlier on the chart above, the fact that he’s on it at all should be just as surprising.Additional research by Neil Paine
OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed dribbles the ball against UC Santa Barbara at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team will enter Big Ten play winless on the season, only managing one goal over its first four games, resulting in an 0-4 record.The Buckeyes suffered losses of 2-0 and 2-1 against Portland and Oregon State, respectively, in their two-game road trip over the weekend.The lone bright spot for the Buckeyes last weekend was their first goal on the season, coming from junior forward Nate Kohl — his first career goal with OSU after transferring from Michigan.“It felt great,” Kohl said. “But the ultimate goal is to win and we haven’t been doing that.”With the start of the Big Ten season looming, both players and coaches alike can feel the tension in the air. They know the time to start winning is now.“Big Ten games always have a lot more hype than any normal out of conference game because it’s so competitive in the Big Ten that everyone is a rival,” said senior forward Christian Soldat. “You just have so much more determination and grit and want to fight.”NorthwesternThe Buckeyes first Big Ten bout of the season comes against Northwestern at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this Friday at 7:30 p.m.Northwestern will come to Columbus with a record of 1-3 in 2016 under 16th-year head coach Tim Lenahan. Lenahan is returning six starters and 20 letterwinners from a season ago where he led the team to a 7-9-2 record.The Wildcats are led by midfielders Brandon Medina and Jeffrey Hopson, totaling four points apiece with two goals each. The two seniors have scored all four of the team’s goals this season, all of which coming on penalty shots.The two teams will faceoff for the 33rd time, with Northwestern coming out the victor in their last meeting 2-1 in Evanston, Illinois. However, Ohio State leads the all time series 18-11-3. Penn StateThe Buckeyes will then face off against Penn State at University Park, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.The Nittany Lions are 2-1-1 so far this season, including a tie against reigning national champion Stanford.Nittany Lions head coach Bob Warming earned his 450th career victory in the team’s 2-1 win over Oakland on Sept. 5.Penn State is led by senior forward Connor Maloney, who has tallied six points on three goals thus far. After an injury to starting senior goalkeeper Evan Finney, the team turned to freshman Arie Ammann to man the net. Ammann has thrived in his new role, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after allowing only one goal in the two matches he started, both resulting in wins.Ohio State coach John Bluem knows the importance of these next two games for the team.“(Big Ten games) carry a much greater weight to them,” Bluem said. “At the end of eight games you are either in first place or in ninth place. The first target we set for ourselves every year is to win the Big Ten Championship. That means every single game you have to be ready.”The Buckeyes won the Big Ten last season after a rocky 1-4 start, and are looking to do the same thing this year.“The biggest (game) right now is Northwestern,” Kohl said. “I believe in our team and I believe in our coaching staff that once we get that first win, we build off of that and we keep winning like we did last year. Get that streak going and I don’t think anyone in the country can stop us.”
But as Titus graduates and moves on from life as a Buckeye hoopster, that perspective will no longer be available. No matter, Titus said. Club Trillion will live on long beyond his life at OSU. “I’m definitely going to keep it going for as long as I can,” Titus said. “I have a lot of fun with it, and the people reading it have a lot of fun with it.” However, the question remains: What direction will the blog take? He will no longer be able to give first-hand accounts of happenings such as Walter Offutt getting stuck in an elevator or William Buford forgetting to bring his shoes to an away game. Although he hasn’t made a decision yet, Titus has some ideas in mind. “I want to make it like ‘bench-warming central’ I guess,” Titus said. “I think I’m just going to find a way to talk about bench-warming as much as I can during basketball season and maybe have some guys who are currently on some college teams write stuff every now and then. Just get my take on games from my experience at Ohio State.” Regardless of the direction the blog takes, Titus promises not to disappoint. “It’s pretty cool to think, it’s not all me and the people that read it make it cool too,” Titus said. “All of us together made this thing pretty cool, and I want to keep it going. “It’s too much fun for me to quit.” During his four years at Ohio State, Mark Titus gave his readers an unprecedented inside look at the Buckeye basketball program. Full of stories about OSU players, Titus’ blog “Club Trillion” provided a perspective never before made available to those outside the program.
OSU redshirt junior Jake Dastrup competes on the parallel bars during the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival in the Ohio Expo Center. OSU topped both Minnesota and the Ukraine National Team. Credit: Daneyliz Rodriguez | Lantern reporterAfter a two-week hiatus, the Buckeyes faced Minnesota and the Ukraine National Team on Saturday at the Arnold Sport Festival inside the Ohio Expo Center. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes scored 415.250 points overall and won five event titles, securing a victory over No. 5 Minnesota (413.300) and the Ukraine National Team (398.400). “You know, I’m proud of the guys that kept battling even though it didn’t go as smooth as we planned,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “It was our first five up, count five meet and I think we made a few uncharacteristic mistakes, but in the end, we came away with a win.”The Buckeyes entered competition with an average of 414.238 points, the fourth highest in the nation, and a pommel horse average of 69.575, which is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA. Minnesota entered with a three-score average of 412.883, ranked sixth in the nation, and the second-best three-score average in the nation of 72.417. Gymnast Yaroslav Pochinka of Minnesota has the No. 1 vault average in the nation (15.000).Ukraine had seven athletes attend the meet. Sharipov is originally from Ukraine and won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta on the parallel bars for Ukraine.The Buckeyes began the competition on the floor achieving an overall score of 70.450, the best in the competition. OSU redshirt junior Sean Melton won an event title on floor with a score of 14.800 over Alex Wittenberg of Minnesota. Redshirt junior Jake Dastrup (14.150), sophomore Joey Bonanno (14.050), sophomore Alec Yoder (13.950) and sophomore Tristan Burke (13.500) all registered the best performance of their 2017 season.The Buckeyes then progressed onto the pommel horse, where Yoder scored a readout of 14.600 to take second place in the event behind Ukraine’s Andrii Sienichkin (15.250).Season-best performances by redshirt junior Ryan Lemezis (14.550) and sophomore Chris Coombs (14.400) on the rings helped the team score its highest point total of the season with a tally of 69.450. Lemezis’ score of 14.550 was the second event title OSU received at the Arnold Festival.Additional event titles were won by junior Seth Delbridge (vault – 14.800), Dastrup (parallel bars – 14.800) and redshirt senior Jake Martin (high bar – 14.800), who all registered the same readouts for gold. It was Dastrup’s and Martin’s third event titles of the season on their respective events. Delbridge’s vault was his first win of the season, and was the highest score on vault by a Buckeye this season by .300 points.“Overall, we got the win. It was alright. There’s still a lot of stuff to go back to the gym for and focus on,” Delbridge said. “Vault was a contrast to our earlier performances this season, but personally I did really well on vault which I was happy about because this season has definitely been a learning process on vault. Minnesota really gave us a run for our money, but we were able to really pull it out at the last two events.”Up next, the Buckeyes will head to Norman, Oklahoma, on March 11 to take on the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners at 8 p.m.