In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Dianna Russini

first_imgAn ESPN sign hanging that's very old Twitter/RussiniTwitter/RussiniIn just a few short weeks, Dianna Russini, a 32-year-old former sports anchor for NBC Washington, will be making her debut for ESPN. The news was announced back in mid-May, and Russini recently finished up her last day with her former employer. She’s expected to be an anchor for the Worldwide Leader’s SportsCenter program. How often she’ll be featured is still a mystery.Where is she from? How did she get her career started? Is she single? We’ve got all of those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star. In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Dianna Russini >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img

iPhone 11 to support Apple Pencil Report

first_imgSan Francisco: The 2019 line-up of iPhones are expected to come with support for Apple Pencil — a wireless stylus pen from Apple, a new analyst note from Citi Analysts suggests. Rumours about Apple Pencil support for iPhones go back several years when CEO Tim Cook in an interview in 2016 had said, “If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable…”, news portal 9To5MAC reported on Wednesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Earlier, ahead of the launch of the 2018 iPhones, there were multiple reports from Asian supply chain indicating the new devices would work with Apple’s stylus. In addition, the upcoming iPhone 11 line-up is expected to feature company’s new A13 chip, sport a new Taptic Engine and feature a lightning port for audio and charging. The iPhone-maker would launch three iPhone 11 models this year. The D43 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS Max, the D42 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS and the N104 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XR. According to the report, the new iPhone 11 models replacing the iPhone XS series would have a triple rear camera set-up at the back and all three sensors will be placed at the back. Known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also earlier suggested that the upcoming iPhone models would be equipped with reverse wireless charging.last_img read more

Football Fourstar defensive end Andrew Chatfield decommits from Ohio State

A little over two months after committing to Ohio State, four-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield reopened his recruiting process Monday evening.I just open my recruitment please respect my decision — Andrew Chatfield™ (@Drew_Chatfield) August 8, 2017The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native committed to the Buckeyes June 1. Two weeks ago, he received an offer from the Florida Gators, fueling speculation he might flip his commitment to the in-state program.Chatfield is the No. 297 overall play in his class and the 14th-best weakside defensive end, according to 247Sports composite rankings.Ohio State now has 16 commitments in its 2018 recruiting class. One defensive end – five-star Georgia native Brenton Cox – remains committed to the Buckeyes.

Tuchel not yet concerned over Liverpool as he looks forward to

first_imgParis Saint-German will be facing another Ligue 1 side on Friday and their coach Thomas Tuchel would not open up about playing Liverpool in their opening game in the Champions League while the media confronted him with the matter.PSG may be recording their five straight win in the opening of Ligue 1 this season but the inquisitive media would jump beyond that to bring up the matter of the club going over to England on Tuesday to open their Champions League run against Liverpool.But this curiosity of the media never caught the club manager’s fancy as he wasn’t going to engage the matter yet.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“This is not the subject,” he said, according to Mail Online.“Today is about Saint Etienne and everyone in the club should be aware that it’s important.”“I did not know nobody had ever done it. We want to win, it’s clear, but I expect a tough match against a disciplined opponent, for which I have a lot of respect.”last_img read more

Xavi 99 chance this will be my last season

first_imgBarcelona legend Xavi Hernandez revealed that he will likely retire in the next few months as he approaches his 39th birthdayThe Spanish playmaker will reach the milestone in January and has recently been taking courses to obtain his UEFA’s Pro Licence for coaching.Xavi’s announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise given that he had signed a contract extension with current club Al Sadd until June 2020.However, Xavi is yet to make a formal announcement on his final plans.“This is 99 per cent my last season because, at nearly 39, it’s normal to be tired and need a change of course,” Xavi told Corriere dello Sport.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s not yet the time for announcements or goodbyes, but I’ve thought clearly on what I will do.”The former Spain international joined the Doha-based club in 2015 and has since won three trophies at Qatar.Throughout his entire club career, Xavi has managed 102 goals and 206 assists in 836 games across all competitions for either Barcelona or Al Sadd to date.Xavi also won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship twice with Spain.last_img read more

Outgoing Religions for Peace leader reflects on decades of interfaith cooperation

first_imgEric J. Lyman Catholicism Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — William Vendley, the outgoing head of Religions for Peace, said religions must learn to be “bilingual” in the future — becoming adept at addressing their own congregations while also speaking to the world around them.Vendley speaks from experience.He has led Religions for Peace, a global coalition of religions that acts as a consultative body for several United Nations agencies, for more than half its 49-year history, taking the job in 1994. During that time, he’s tried to help religious groups address the problems of the world around them.“It was a very different world when I first become involved with Religions for Peace,” Vendley said in an interview with Religion News Service. “The Cold War had just finished and former communist countries were breaking up and changing,” he said. “The future was uncertain. But if you went to the (U.S.) State Department, or to universities, or think tanks, religion wasn’t on the radar. Today, religious groups are involved in trying to resolve almost all of the major problems in the world.”Religions for Peace ceremony for the “Ring for Peace” in Lindau, Germany. Photo by Christian Flemming/Religions for PeaceThe U.S.-born Vendley said increased visibility for religious groups in geopolitical affairs represented a “new, second phase” for organizations like Religions for Peace. But he said that presents new challenges. Religions, he said, have profound potential assets, both material and intangible, that can be useful in resolving many worldwide problems. But they often were set up to address the needs of members of their own faith — rather than solving global problems.He said that is where interfaith groups can be most relevant, by bringing leaders of many faiths together as a way to foster collaboration.RELATED: Woman chosen to lead Religions for Peace as others urge greater female visibilityIn order for religious leaders to be successful in the role of helping resolve big global problems like wars, climate change, disease, migration and inequality, they must take a page from the book of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to communicate in ways that are appropriate in different settings, said Vendley.“Martin Luther King gave his sermons in a little church on the scandal of apartheid, using his own religion’s primary language, the Gospels, to speak about the beauty of human dignity,” Vendley said. “The same man, without changing his religion, went to the National Mall (in Washington), where he spoke to five or six hundred thousand people. They weren’t all Baptists, they weren’t even all Christians. In that circumstance, he couldn’t give the same sermon. He had to speak so that people of diverse backgrounds could lock arms in solidarity.”King was essentially bilingual, Vendley said.“He knew how to speak a primary religious language to believers and he had to speak a public language to men and women of goodwill of all stripes,” he said.Religions for Peace Secretary-General William Vendley on Aug. 20, 2019, in Lindau, Germany. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksVendley said religions are going through the process of becoming bilingual in the same way, in order to communicate effectively with each other and the world.“Once religious communities become bilingual,” he said, “then their infrastructures, the churches, mosques, temples are suddenly open to dual use: the transmission of their traditions and the serving of the common good.”RELATED: International interfaith gathering: ‘We must work together or we will all fail’The same trend is relevant for interfaith communications. In the past he said, religious leaders in a community would know of each other and might even know each other personally. Now, he said, they have to work together closely.“I have been at this for 30 years and I have yet to find one person, not one, who ever changed his or her faith because of collaborating side by side with other religious communities,” Vendley said. “I have heard again and again that the other has helped each side learn his or her own faith better.”Vendley will formally step down on Friday (Aug. 23). His successor, Azza Karam, a Muslim woman and a professor of religion and development at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, will be installed soon after. Looking ahead, Vendley said religious groups must build up “the common good.”“We have to understand that there is no security except for shared security,” he said. “No well-being except for shared well-being. I think we are heading for a day when the kind of provincialism and parochialism we still sometimes see today will no longer be an option.” By: Eric J. Lyman Share This! Share This! By: Eric J. Lyman Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Eric J. Lyman,Load Comments,German town welcomes hundreds from different faiths for food, worship and unity Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Share This! Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 By: Eric J. Lyman Loyola’s Sister Jean celebrates her 100th birthday with scholarship, well wishes As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 TagsAzza Karam homepage featured interfaith cooperation Religions for Peace Religions for Peace World Assembly William Vendley,You may also likelast_img read more

The Russia Investigations 4 Big Storylines To Watch In 2018

first_imgMark Wilson/Getty ImagesTraffic streaks past the U.S. Capitol on December 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C.If 2016 was the bravura opener and 2017 the tension-building second act, 2018 could deliver an action-packed conclusion to the Russia imbroglio.Or this story might still be getting started.Even without knowing every surprise the saga might bring in the new year, there are already enough waypoints on the calendar to confirm that 2018 will ratchet up the volume yet again.Here are four big storylines to watch.The midterm electionOne-third of the Senate and every member of the House of Representatives is running for re-election this year. Current and former U.S. intelligence bosses say they expect the return of what they call “active measures” aimed across the United States, designed to amplify controversy and divide people as much as possible.FBI Director Christopher Wray says the Bureau has set up a task force to safeguard against foreign influence in American elections, but it isn’t clear how well prepared federal or state governments actually are to handle disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks or any other interference like that launched against the 2016 presidential election.Even without foreign mischief, the congressional midterms may prove to be white hot. Political players in both parties have set the stakes as high as they get: the president’s job. Liberal activists want impeachment to be on the ballot; they’ve said that Democrats must reclaim both chambers and get rid of President Trump, partly over the Russia imbroglio.Republicans dismiss such aims as outrageous — but they also warn their own voters and donors that the threat is real, and so they must be just as aggressive in defending their majorities and President Trump.Democratic congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York have said impeachment is not their priority. Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer, meanwhile, is running an ad campaign that calls for impeachment by name.Expect a fight within Democratic ranks over how much or how little to invoke the I-word — one that could be exacerbated by fake Facebook accounts or groups like the ones that divided Black Lives Matter and other groups.Paperwork avalanche2018 could deliver a blizzard of paper on the Russia imbroglio from across Congress, inside the Justice Department and the intelligence community. At least three congressional committees have said they could release their final reports into the Russian attack on the 2016 election or related events — but that doesn’t mean there will be three reports. There could be many more.The House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee may issue reports from both their Republican majorities and Democratic minorities.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a steadfast Trump ally who helped defend the White House all of 2017, may issue a report that emphasizes the denials by members of the Trump campaign of any wrongdoing during the 2016 race and rejects the notion that the campaign conspired with the Russians who were targeting the presidential election.House Intelligence Committee Democrats led by Rep. Adam Schiff of California may issue their own report that highlights all the suggestions about collusion and impropriety, and which complains about the need for more investigation and additional evidence.One potential model for this was the House Benghazi Committee’s investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.Republicans and Democrats used it to batter or defend Hillary Clinton — then ahead of her presidential run — and, in that case, panel members also issued a third report: Then-Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., now director of the CIA, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who remains in the House, added their own “addendum” to the official report that faulted Clinton even more harshly.Given the stakes of the Russia storyline to the political balance of the Capitol and Trump personally, lawmakers will be keen to use everything they develop to that end.President PutinThe United States isn’t the only nation with a big election scheduled for 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin is running again too — and guaranteed to win. Even though Russian elections are widely faulted as un-free and unfair at best, Putin’s conduct during this one will be highly suggestive.Previous Russian elections are, in many ways, the origin of the imbroglio. Then-Secretary of State Clinton irritated Putin when she questioned parliamentary elections in 2011. Later, American support for pro-Western elements in Ukraine pushed Putin’s animus toward the West and Clinton into the red zone — prompting the broad campaign of active measures that Russia launched against the U.S. during the 2016 election.Although Putin denies interfering in the West, he also loves to play the Cheshire Cat and let slip the occasional coy statement. Will he go further in talking to Russians about his strengths and accomplishments? Will the United States give Putin “some of his own medicine,” as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has called for, and attempt an interference campaign of its own?Even if the U.S. doesn’t, Putin may still ascribe opposition or disturbances within Russia to American turnabout, and that could have its own consequences.So for 2018, although the outcome of the Russian election is all but certain, the dynamic within Russia — and between Russia and the U.S. — is not.The special counselFew recent Washington, D.C., figures have had the effect of the Justice Department’s special counsel Robert Mueller. He became a cult figure of hope for Trump opponents. He and his unit have been turned into political tackle dummies by Trump allies.But through it all, Mueller and his team have themselves remained nearly silent, operating mostly out of sight within the eye of the hurricane. A federal judge has imposed a gag order on the parties in Mueller’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and, moreover, talking directly to the press was never Mueller’s style.So his team is the subject of endless rumor and speculation — about the directions it’s taking, about the people it might charge — but it has exhibited uncommon discipline in actually discussing its own actions.The indictments it brought in 2017 came as a surprise to many people, showing that Mueller could, for example, conclude a plea agreement with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadoupolos on Oct. 5 and keep it confidential until the day it was unsealed. If that discipline persists, the guessing games will too.Outside legal experts have said they believe Mueller’s work might not even be halfway complete, and that, based on past large, complex cases, the investigation might last through 2018.If that is so, and Mueller continues making life uncomfortable for White House aides and other Trumpworld insiders, talk will likely continue about possible attempts to fire him.The president can’t remove Mueller directly, but he could try to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions or other Justice Department leaders with people who would oust Mueller. If the White House decides to go that route in 2018, it would follow extensive political groundwork laid by allies who charge the FBI is rife with “bias,” Mueller has obtained evidence inappropriately and other transgressions.Supporters in Congress want to pass laws that would protect Mueller from such a fate, but unless 2018 brings major changes in the political dynamics, those bills don’t have the support of Republicans leaders and Trump certainly would not sign one.So even though a new year is dawning, the outlook for Mueller remains as murky as ever, both in terms of his job security and whatever work he intends to accomplish.He has the cooperation of at least one major witness, that much is sure: former national security adviser Mike Flynn, who turned state’s evidence in December in exchange for leniency. As far as other interviews, lines of inquiry and more potential charges, only Mueller knows for sure.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. 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