Facebook’s 50 gender options come to UK users

first_imgThe Telegraph 27 June 2014UK Facebook users can now choose from one of 71 gender options, including asexual, polygender and two-spirit person, following the feature’s successful integration in the US.Users can choose a different gender option from the previous male and female choices by selecting ‘custom’ in the gender tab of their profiles. In addition, people who select a custom gender will now have the ability to choose the pronoun they’d like to be referred to publicly — male (he/his), female (she/her) or neutral (they/their).Facebook worked with UK groups Press for Change and Gendered Intelligence to add 21 new options to ensure the list best reflected the ways UK users may choose to describe themselves.“Gender identities are complex and for many people, describing themselves as just a man or just a woman has always been inadequate,” said Professor Stephen Whittle, vice-president at Press for Change. The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the right to develop our gender identity, as key to our personal autonomy.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10930654/Facebooks-50-gender-options-come-to-UK-users.htmllast_img read more

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica

first_img Share Share 9 Views   no discussions LocalNews A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica by: – September 9, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: amild.us-blogspot.comAt 11am, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Dominica as Tropical Storm Maria is expected to cross the Lesser Antilles tonight. Rainbands associated with this storm is already affecting Dominica and the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area…generally within 36 hours.At 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 14.3 north…longitude 57.9 west about 210 miles east of Martinique or 240 miles east southeast of Dominica. Maria is now moving toward the west northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 to 36 hours. On the forecast track…the center of Maria is expected to pass very close to Dominica by later tonight into early Saturday morning, accompanied by pockets of moderate to heavy showers, scattered thunderstorms and storm force winds. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles mainly to the northeast of the center. Models are forecasting Maria to remain a Tropical Storm as it moves across Dominica. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Dominica and the islands north, through to Puerto Rico and a tropical storm warning is now in effect for Martinique.Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area by later today into tonight. Sea swells is a major concern and are expected to peak up to 5.0 metres by today into Saturday across the island. Reports from buoys east of Dominica indicate that swells will be in excess of 5 meters (16 feet).All users of the sea and residents in coastal areas, especially on the northern and eastern coastlines are advised to take all the necessary precautions.Residents in Dominica are advised to make preparations for the approach of Tropical Storm Maria. We will continue to monitor the progress of this system and keep you updated.Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1st and ends November 30th.JUNE 1ST MARKED THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…WHICHWILL RUN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30. LONG-TERM AVERAGES FOR THE NUMBER OFNAMED STORMS…HURRICANES…AND MAJOR HURRICANES ARE 11…6…AND2…RESPECTIVELY.For updated weather information please call the weather hotline at (767) 4475555.Dominica Meteorological Servicelast_img read more

Real Madrid star drops retirement plans after Copa del Rey humiliation

first_img Loading… “I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club in an interview.“[My career] won’t last much longer. And I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”The German midfielder indicated that he has started to plan ahead, with his current contract at Real Madrid all set to expire in 2023.“I’ve been here [Real Madrid] for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said, before adding:“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy. In the end, they will make the decision.”And despite dropping hints about his retirement plans, Kroos revealed that he is still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos.“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he explained.“The best example was the Champions League. It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.”“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team,” he added further, before concluding:“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”has revealed when he plans to retire from football.Kroos admitted that he does not see himself playing football for years and years to come, having turned 30 in January and also having won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a FIFA World Cup.“I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club in an interview.“[My career] won’t last much longer. And I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”The German midfielder indicated that he has started to plan ahead, with his current contract at Real Madrid all set to expire in 2023.“I’ve been here [Real Madrid] for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said, before adding:“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy. In the end, they will make the decision.”And despite dropping hints about his retirement plans, Kroos revealed that he is still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos. Promoted Content8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Plus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he explained.“The best example was the Champions League. It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.”“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team,” he added further, before concluding:“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Kroos admitted that he does not see himself playing football for years and years to come, having turned 30 in January and also having won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a FIFA World Cup. Following Real Madrid’s humiliating 4-3 loss against Real Sociedad on Thursday night and their subsequent elimination from the Copa del Rey, star midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed when he plans to retire from football.Advertisementlast_img read more

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Gramman – Brookville

first_imgBetty is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, Sr. Mary Virginia Schreiner (her sister), and their brother, James Schreiner, as well as her grandson, Clayton Seale, and son-in-law, Bob Murphy.  She is survived by her children: Debbie Seale (Joel), Sharon Pepper (Doug), Pam Brown (Stewart), Tim Gramman (Sharon), Randy  Gramman (Michelle), Jeanne Beck (Mike), Nancy Meyer (Brent), Judy Conwell (Scott), Jim Gramman (Pam), Rick Gramman (Toni),  and Patty Heckel ;  26 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.   We mourn our loss but will keep her forever in our hearts. Betty cherished family above all else.  She was a devoted and loving mother—hard working and generous with a smile for everyone.  She taught her children to play, work hard, and to give unconditional love above all.  Betty’s Catholic faith was very important to her and prayer was a constant in life.  She worked hard in and outside the home.  As her children grew to school age, she began working as a cook in the cafeteria at St Michael’s school and later in the cafeteria at the Brookville High School.  She loved gardening as well and worked at Horn’s Greenhouse.  The women of her family had a long tradition as members of the Daughters of Isabella of which she belonged.  They enjoyed her letters in later years when she was unable to attend meetings.  Betty believed strongly in Right to Life for unborn children, wrote articles for Catholic Moment and was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer.  She prayed the mass and rosary with EWTN broadcasts daily as she became homebound.  She supported many charities and was happy to share and minister to those in need through her smiles, written notes, donations, phone conversation, listening ear, wisdom and always a heartfelt love. Services will be held at St Michael the Archangel Church with Mass at 10:30 on Tuesday morning, April 17 followed by burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery.  There will be a celebration of her life and luncheon immediately following at the Knights of Columbus, Brookville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Michael’s Capital Campaign.  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Betty Gramman.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.center_img Our Lord received a beautiful soul as Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Gramman departed this life, April 12, 2018.  She was born to Lewis J. Schreiner and Marie (Luesse) Schreiner of Brookville, on January 9, 1933.  She met and later married, Donald A. Gramman, April 25, 1953.  They resided at 531 E. 5th Street, Brookville, IN and raised eleven children.last_img read more

OA opens new Feldhaus

first_imgOldenburg, IN —Oldenburg Academy held a ribbon-cutting on Monday evening at the new Feldhaus on campus. Welcome introductions, history of the project, thank you’s, and acknowledgments were given by OA President Diane Laake.Board of Trustees chairperson Keith Moenter and Sr Delouise Menges spoke about the vision and legacy for OA as well as Principal Brian McFee, coach Ace Moorman, and student Annaliese Nobbe spoke about the impact the new building would have at OA. Lastly, Bill Hillenbrand from the Hillenbrand Foundation spoke about the impact on Oldenburg and the surrounding community. The ceremony ended with a ritual blessing from Fr. Carl Langenderfer, OFM from Holy Family Church. Self-guided building tours followed the ceremony to stay socially distant.last_img read more

Meulensteen backs experienced trio

first_img Discarded boss Martin Jol failed to get the best out of his midfield options. But new manager Meulensteen is confident he can push his influential trio to new heights for the Cottagers, by keeping them fresh as well as fired up. “What you get in exchange for age is experience,” said the former Manchester United first-team coach. “These players are well-trained: it’s our job in the staff to make sure they have the energy to play at this level. “And it’s important that you use them in the right jobs that are right for the team, and that’s what I’ve done.” Karagounis’ industrious display delighted his new manager, with Meulensteen indicating the 36-year-old can play a pivotal role in boosting squad morale. Meulensteen said: “Well on top of that performance he’s a fantastic character, he’s an inspiring person, and that transfers onto other players and transfers to the fans. “The win is a massive boost: it was a massive feel-good factor, although we lost against Tottenham last Wednesday. Scott Parker, Giorgios Karagounis and Steve Sidwell bossed the midfield in Fulham’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. The experienced trio’s combined age of 99 helped Fulham’s starting line-up claim the record for the oldest fielded in the Premier League so far this season. Age is no barrier to a balanced midfield at Fulham, according to boss Rene Meulensteen. “And it was vital to maintain that feelgood factor then back it up with three points too. “It was important for the fans to see that we really are back on track now too, and that is equally important for the players to realise too.” Meulensteen insisted loan striker Darren Bent is only battling a hamstring complaint, and there are no issues with his general fitness levels. Fulham travel to Merseyside to take on Everton in league action on Saturday, with Meulensteen not yet ruling Villa loan man Bent out of the equation. He said: “The hamstring is the only reason, obviously he couldn’t play against Villa because of the loan.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Irivine: Berahino won’t be cheap

first_img The red-hot striker is the top scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League with five goals and helped fire England Under-21s to Euro 2015 this month. Tottenham had been linked with a £15million move but Irvine dismissed the amount – insisting Berahino would cost much more in today’s market. “It doesn’t sound a lot. I would be absolutely astonished if anyone could sign Saido from us for £15million,” he said. “You look at some of the fees going around in the transfer market that’s just been, everybody seems to start at £7million. “Ross McCormack went for £11million Championship to Championship. What the right figure is I have absolutely no idea and I wouldn’t make the decision as far as that was concerned. “But £15million doesn’t sound like a lot of money for a talented, young, English player with great potential who is playing really, really well in the Premier League at the moment and who is scoring goals. It would have to be higher than that. “It was a seller’s market in this particular transfer window. We know as we kept going to try to buy people and we realised how difficult that was.” Irvine would not welcome any offers but believes Berahino can handle any speculation and it will not harm his performances. “I have had a few conversations with him where it’s been a case of ‘You keep doing what you are doing and everything will happen for you’,” he said, ahead of Monday’s visit of Manchester United. “But he is going to have to deal with that speculation. I don’t think there are any alarm bells ringing for me at this particular time and if I saw a change in behaviour or anything like that I would probably have a little word with him.” West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has warned potential suitors Saido Berahino is worth more than £15million. But Irvine admitted, should the 21-year-old continue his fine form, interest and bids are inevitable. “That’s something which could happen, there’s no question about that but I don’t want him to play poorly so that they don’t come,” he said. “I am desperate for him to play really well and if that means other clubs come and start knocking on the door then the club will make a decision on whether these clubs are making the right kind of offers or not. “If Gareth Bale can be prised away from Tottenham I think it means every player has got his price.” Meanwhile, Baggies skipper Chris Brunt is winning his fitness fight to face Manchester United. The midfielder suffered a groin injury on international duty with Northern Ireland and missed their wins over the Faroe Islands and Greece. Silvestre Varela (groin) and Claudio Yacob (personal reasons) will not feature against Louis Van Gaal’s side at The Hawthorns on Monday, but Irvine has been boosted by Brunt’s progress. He said: ”Chris Brunt was the only man who came back and he came back early. Fortunately for us that’s given us time to work with him and he hasn’t trained with us yet but he will join in on Saturday. ”I’m expecting everyone who came back to be in contention for the game on Monday.” Gareth McAuley and Chris Baird played for Northern Ireland while James Morrison helped Scotland beat Georgia and draw in Poland. Press Associationlast_img read more

West Ham edge through on penalties

first_img Press Association West Ham were made to sweat on their Europa League future as they were taken to penalties in the second qualifying round against Maltese minnows Birkirkara. The Caley Jags held their own and were certainly not overawed by the task at hand, but Astra took advantage of their profligacy to eek out a 1-0 aggregate victory, thanks to Constantin Budescu’s first-leg strike. Northern Irish side Linfield looked as though they might cause an upset after taking the lead against Spartak Trnava, before eventually succumbing to a 3-1 loss on the night. Stephen Lowry’s first-half goal drew the sides level at 2-2 on aggregate, but Erik Sabo’s brace made sure the visitors eventually ran out victors, despite being reduced to 10 men. Newtown, who went down 2-0 in the first leg to FC Copenhagen, suffered a spirited 3-1 loss at home after two goals from Marvin Pourie sent the Danish side though to the next round. Tom Goodwin pulled one back for the Welsh club, but the damage was already done and Copenhagen cruised to a comfortable victory. Shamrock Rovers and UCD also bowed out of the tournament after going down to Odd and Slovan Bratislava respectively. Slovakian side Bratislava had Robert Vittek to thank after his hat-trick secured a comfortable 5-1 victory over the Irish side, although Ryan Swan had given the hosts some hope after pulling a goal back. Odd recorded a 4-1 aggregate win after triumphing 2-1 over Shamrock, Gavin Brennan’s late goal giving the travelling Hoops fans something to celebrate. The Hammers eventually prevailed 5-3 after the shootout, having had their 1-0 lead from the first leg at Upton Park wiped out in the regular 90 minutes. Both sides were reduced to 10 men by the time they had played 120 minutes on the night. Slaven Bilic named a strong side, but they were soon behind as Fabrizio Miccoli gave the hosts a deserved lead after 15 minutes, while West Ham failed to create any clear-cut opportunities in a hostile atmosphere. Their task was made all the more difficult when James Tomkins was shown a red card moments before the half-time whistle and they were forced to cling on to the draw as the game eventually went to penalties, with the hosts having Mauricio Mazzetti dismissed in extra-time. Nikola Vukanac was the man to blink first from the spot, blazing over, and Diego Poyet held his nerve to send West Ham into the hat for the next round despite an unconvincing performance. A second-half fightback saved Aberdeen’s blushes after they conceded an early two-goal lead at home to Rijeka, before rescuing a 2-2 draw to advance 5-2 on aggregate. Taking a 3-0 lead into the second leg, the Scottish Premier League runners-up suffered a scare after goals from Marin Tomasov and Zoran Kvrzic saw them flirt with an early exit, but they showed resolve to draw level. Niall McGinn provided an immediate response with a shot that went in off the post, and the Dons were level less than 10 minutes later as Jonny Hayes finished from David Goodwillie’s impressive run down the left. Inverness’ European adventure came to an end after a frustrating 0-0 draw against FC Astra. Opportunities on goal were rare for the Highlanders with Constantin Budescu’s first-leg goal proving decisive for Astra. last_img read more

PB, Broward Sheriff’s Officers Among Youngest to Die of COVID-19

first_imgIn addition, among Broward County’s coronavirus-related deaths, Bennett was only the third person under age 40. Meanwhile, Diaz Ayala was the youngest to die in Palm Beach County.A photo on the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shows emergency responders at JFK Medical Center along with a gurney covered by the American flag and a photo of Diaz Ayala.“We love you and know you are all doing the very best,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote.Bennett called off sick from work on March 23 and checked into a hospital the next day. He tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27, Tony said.The sheriff added it is unclear how or when Bennett contracted the virus, as schools had closed 10 days before he became sick.We are sad to announce the passing of our dear Sergeant Jose Diaz Ayala. Sgt. Diaz Ayala, 38 years of age, died today as a result of battling COVID-19. Sgt. Diaz Ayala was battling other underlying health issues before he contracted COVID-19. -We have the watch from here brother. pic.twitter.com/HYJsF0eKLh— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) April 4, 2020 Most younger people with the virus experience mild symptoms, if they notice symptoms at all.As far as those who experience severe symptoms or do not survive, health officials believe those patients could receive a larger exposure to the virus. They could also have underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, hypertension or diabetes, or an immune system weakened by lack of sleep or poor nutrition.As of Saturday afternoon, 11,545 people in Florida had tested positive for the virus, with an official death toll of 195.Palm Beach County has more deaths than any county in the state with 35, followed by 32 in Broward and 31 in Miami-Dade. In addition, Miami-Dade had 3,890 cases as of Saturday evening. Broward had 1,765 and Palm Beach County had 954. Two South Florida law enforcement officers in their 30s died over the weekend from coronavirus.First, 39-year-old Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Shannon Bennett passed away late Friday evening, a week after he was diagnosed, the Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday.Later on Saturday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office announced that 38-year-old Sgt. Jose Diaz Ayala, who had been dealing with other health issues, had also died of COVID-19.Bennett, who was a 12-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s force, had been a school resource officer at Deerfield Beach Elementary School since January 2019, according to Sheriff Gregory Tony.Diaz Ayala had worked as a corrections deputy in Palm Beach County until being promoted to sergeant in January 2016.The men became two of the youngest people to die of the virus in the state. Only four percent of the patients who have died were younger than age 45, according to the state health department.Deputy Shannon Bennett was a 12 year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s Office; an out and proud gay law enforcement deputy; a school resource officer who protected and mentored the young students at Deerfield Beach Elementary; a man in love to be wedded later this year. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/QcqMc31gCd— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) April 5, 2020last_img read more

App State seeks revenge on Ga. State

first_img February 12, 2020 BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Justin Forrest is averaging 18.4 points to lead the charge for the Mountaineers. Isaac Johnson is also a big contributor, accounting for 10.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The Panthers have been led by Kane Williams, who is averaging 13.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists.JUMPING FOR JUSTIN: Forrest has connected on 32.5 percent of the 169 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 29 over the last five games. He’s also converted 73.4 percent of his foul shots this season.WINNING WHEN: Georgia State is a perfect 11-0 when it holds an opponent to 73 points or fewer. The Panthers are 5-9 when opponents score more than 73 points.ASSIST RATIOS: The Mountaineers have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Panthers. Georgia State has 41 assists on 82 field goals (50 percent) across its previous three matchups while Appalachian State has assists on 41 of 76 field goals (53.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Georgia State offense is ranked 22nd in the nation by scoring 78.9 points per game this season. Appalachian State has only averaged 68.6 points per game, which ranks 226th.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com App State seeks revenge on Ga. Statecenter_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAppalachian State (14-11, 8-6) vs. Georgia State (16-9, 9-5)GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Appalachian State seeks revenge on Georgia State after dropping the first matchup in Boone. The teams last went at it on Jan. 2, when the Panthers outshot Appalachian State 44.3 percent to 36.2 percent and had six fewer turnovers on the way to a 69-60 victory.last_img read more