FILE In this March 24 2018 file photo Michelle

FILE In this March 24 2018 file photo Michelle

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first_img FILE – In this March 24, 2018 file photo, Michelle Wolf arrives at the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Los Angeles Variety Show at the Hollywood Palladium n Los Angeles. White House aides, reporters and other famous-for-Washington types are set to gather without President Donald Trump to toast press freedom. It’s the second White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in a row without Trump. Wolf is on tap to deliver what’s traditionally been a roast of the administration and the press. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 28, 2018 10:33 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – If President Donald Trump isn’t comfortable being the target of jokes, comedian Michelle Wolf gave him and others plenty of reasons to squirm Saturday night.“It’s 2018 and I’m a woman, so you cannot shut me up,” Wolf cracked, “unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000.”No, Trump’s personal attorney wasn’t there. And, for the second year, Trump himself skipped the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association, preferring to criticize journalists and others during a campaign-style rally near Detroit.Wolf, the after-dinner entertainment for the White House press corps and their guests, was surprisingly racy for the venue and seemed more at home on HBO than C-SPAN. After one crass joke drew groans in the Washington Hilton ballroom, she laughed and said, “Yeah, shoulda done more research before you got me to do this.”As he did last year, Trump flew to a Republican-friendly district to rally supporters on the same night as the dinner. In Washington Township, Michigan, the president assured his audience he’d rather be there than in that other city by that name.“Is this better than that phoney Washington White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Is this more fun?” Trump asked, sparking cheers.“I could be up there tonight, smiling, like I love where they’re hitting you, shot after shot. These people, they hate your guts … and you’ve got to smile. If you don’t smile, they say, ‘He was terrible, he couldn’t take it.’ And if you do smile, they’ll say, “What was he smiling about?’”Wolf’s act had some in the audience laughing and left others in stony silence. A blistering critique of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was seated just feet away, mocked everything from her truthfulness to her appearance and Southern roots.Among Wolf’s less offensive one-liners:—”Just a reminder to everyone, I’m here to make jokes, I have no agenda, I’m not trying to get anything accomplished, so everyone that’s here from Congress you should feel right at home.”—”It is kinda crazy that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russia when the Hillary campaign wasn’t even in contact with Michigan.”—”He wants to give teachers guns, and I support that because then they can sell them for things they need like supplies.”The dinner once attracted Oscar winners and other notable performers in film and television as well as celebrities in sports and other high-profile professions. The star power dimmed appreciably last year when the famously thin-skinned Trump, who routinely slammed reporters as dishonest and their work as “fake news,” announced he wasn’t attending. He was the first president to skip the event since Ronald Reagan bowed out in 1981 as he recovered from an assassination attempt.Unlike last year, when Trump aides also declined to attend, the Trump White House had its contingent, including counsellor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Former administration officials were on hand, such as onetime press secretary Sean Spicer, ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and political aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman.At least one Trump antagonist attended — porn star Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti, who tweeted that he and Conway had a “spirited discussion.” And there was comedian Kathy Griffin, who last year posted controversial video of herself holding what appeared to be Trump’s bloody head; she later apologized.___Online:White House Correspondents’ Association: http://www.whca.net/dinner.htmcenter_img Michelle Wolf draws laughs, gasps at correspondents’ dinnerlast_img

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YWCA of Olympia Announces 2014 Women of Achievement

first_imgFacebook67Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by YWCA of Olympia20th Annual Gala Honors South Sound Women Making Positive Impact in the CommunityThe words are powerful, the impact broad, the commitment unquestionable.“She is an incredible representation of female empowerment, strength and sense of self.”“Her professional achievements and her personal experiences have influenced so many people in our community to face the reality of racism and sexism.”“She has held a strong belief in giving women and girls educational opportunities to step themselves out of dangerous or poverty driven situations”“She believes in the power of education to open doors for people from all walks of life, particularly those who have lacked access to systems of power”The YWCA of Olympia is pleased to announce their 2014 Women of Achievement:Dr. Rhonda Coats, Racial Justice Award Dr. Rhonda CoatsVice President for Student Services at South Puget Sound Community College, Dr. Coats is a long-time advocate for access, retention, and success for students of color and other underrepresented student groups and she led efforts to establish and maintain the SPSCC Diversity & Equity Center.Rev. Marti EnsignRev. Marti EnsignMinister and Humanitarian, Rev. Ensign has helped women locally and internationally for the last 60 years. Marti received her BA in pre-med in 1958 followed by graduate degree, was the first woman to be fully ordained as a Free Methodist Minister, and served on the task force to begin the medical program at Hope Africa University in Burundi.  As a member of Soroptimist of Olympia International she implemented the Hope Africa Scholarship to help women obtain medical education.Lynn Grotsky, LICSWLynn GrotskyCo-founder, Board President, past volunteer Executive Director, Facilitator Consultant and Event Coordinator of Pizza Klatch. Lynn, a clinical social worker, also was one of the founders of Thurston County’s Monarch Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center where she established and directed a therapy program for abused children and their families. In 1989, she and her wife, Lisa Brodoff, won a landmark lesbian second parent adoption case in Washington State, paving the way for same-sex parents to legally adopt here and throughout the nation.Dr. Leticia Nieto, Racial Justice AwardDr. Leticia NietoDr. Nieto is a Psychotherapist, Certified Psychodramatist, Accredited Playback Theatre Trainer, and Anti-Oppression Educator and Author specializing in cross-cultural communication, motivation and creativity. Dr. Nieto is a Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Saint Martin’s University.Christy PetersChristy PetersCurrently, the Administration Chief at the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Christy has also served as former President of Junior League of Olympia, past President of the South Sound Reading Foundation, and currently serves on the Boards of NOVA School, the Olympia Youth Chorus, and the Olympia Downtown Rotary Club.Nominees were selected for their professional achievement(s), peer recognition, personal growth, demonstration and inspirational involvement in the community, and/or how she models her life in accordance with the YWCA of Olympia’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism through education, advocacy, service and leadership opportunities.The 20th Annual Women of Achievement Gala, Presented by Titus Will, will take place on Thursday, November 6th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at the Red Lion Hotel Forest Ballroom. The event is open to the public and tickets ($80) will be available by contacting the YWCA of Olympia at 352-0593 or online at www.ywcaofolympia.org under Events. Once again Titus-Will has stepped up as the Women of Achievement Gala Presenting Sponsor with WSECU and Lucky Eagle for serving as our Sustaining Sponsors.The agency will release the name of their Young Woman of Achievement and Business of Achievement later this week.All photos courtesy of the YWCA of Olympia.last_img

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first_imgImage Courtesy: The HinduAdvertisement 5aiww9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs84tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ee2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) f9Would you ever consider trying this?😱6hds3czCan your students do this? 🌚97t0lRoller skating! Powered by Firework After earning his maiden test call-up for the South Africa series, Shubhman Gill feels ready to take the next step after conquering the junior level. Advertisement Image Courtesy: The HinduShubhman Gill feels that he does not need to make changes to his game but needs to tweak his mindset to make himself set at the highest level. In a chat with ESPN Cricinfo just days ahead of his first home tour, the U-19 World Cup’s leading run-scorer talked about the challenges lying ahead in the journey.The batsman revealed that he got advice from Yuvraj Singh regarding how to keep his life on and off the field apart. He said:Advertisement  “He’s spoken to me about keeping my focus on cricket and let other aspects of professional life (endorsements, player management) aside. Guidance is very important in these aspects. Yuvraj didn’t want me to sign with any player management company at the start of my career. He said ‘just go and play, forget about these things. I didn’t sign anyone.”Gill also talked about his calm nature and his approach to adapting to various situations on the field. He stated:Advertisement I am calm, but it’s also something I’ve learnt from my father – he had the patience and calmness to keep throwing 200-300 balls in the nets when I was a kid.It’s just about calculating the situations, assessing what the team needs, and how your decisions will affect or benefit the team at a certain time. You have to take risks at times. My mindset is such that I don’t think about what will happen if I play a certain shot and get out. You have to be calm to make decisions under pressure.Read Also:Mystery unraveled: Sanjay Bangar reveals selection criteria behind the No.4 spotVirat Kohli reminisces his early career as DDCA unveils a stand in his name Advertisementlast_img

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first_imgAdvertisement 3kmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs583jsqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ead9ar( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0Would you ever consider trying this?😱6lCan your students do this? 🌚sjc3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Four star Australian cricketers paid their tribute to Phil Hughes who passed away five years back after being hit by a bouncer. Phil Hughes was a great cricketer, he had always been popular amongst his friends.Advertisement The posts of his fellow cricketers Michael Clarke, David Warner, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch in the various social media handles are certainly suggesting that Phil Hughes is certainly still in their hearts after five years.Advertisement The death of Phil Hughes after being hit by a bouncer was one of the saddest incidents ever happened in a cricket field. His fellow cricketers and the whole cricketing World will never be able to forget such an incident in their lifetime.In his Instagram post, the former Australian cricketer Michael Clarke wrote few lines on his friend.Advertisement Steve Smith also paid his condolences to his friend in his Instagram post including the cap number of Phil Hughes. The cap number of Hughes was 408.On the other hand, the opener of Australia, David Warner also mentioned the cap number of Hughes and posted it in Instagram to show tribute to the cricketer.The same thing was posted by the other opener of Australia, Aaron Finch too.With the references of these posts it is clearly visible that Hughes is still present there in the mind of his friends.Watch: Man Utd defender Phil Jones displays his ‘skills’ before AC Milan match Advertisementlast_img

India close in on unbelievable 300 medal mark at the South Asian Games –…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AIFF/IANS/Pro KabbadiAdvertisement iNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfvbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4e3nsu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hceWould you ever consider trying this?😱lkCan your students do this? 🌚kezhtRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian athletes have shown absolute domination at the 2019 South Asian Games. Back on 7th December, the fourth day of the tournament, they smashed the all time record tally by winning a staggering 56 medals in a single day, and crossed the 100 medal mark in the championship. Well, it didn’t just stop at that number. Yesterday, they secured 42 medals, which includes 27 gold. This has upped India’s medal count to a monumental 294, almost crossing the triple century mark in the total medals won.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AIFF/IANS/Pro KabbadiLooking at the split of the total number of medals won, India has secured 159 gold, 91 silver and 44 bronze after the 8th day of the tournament. Additionally, they have further widened the gap with the hosts Nepal, who are trailing behind with a total of 195 medals, including 49 gold, 54 silver and 92 bronze. Sri Lanka are still in third place, with 39 gold, 79 silver and 118 bronze totaling to 236.All the medals India has won yesterday are listed below-Advertisement Boxing: The maximum number of gold was secured in boxing. Six Indian boxers secured a gold each in their own respective categories. Ankit Khatana won gold in the men’s 75 kg category. Vinod Tanwar’s gold came in men’s 49 kg category. Sachin Siwach secured one in the men’s 56 kg category. Gaurav Chauhan bagged one in the men’s 91 kg category., Kalaivani Srinivasan and Parveen Hooda are the female boxers who brought two golds each, in the 48 kg and 60 kg categories respectively.Wrestling: Two golds were secured in wrestling, one in each of men’s and women’s categories. National gold medalist Gaurav Baliyan won one in the men’s 74 kg. In the women’s 68 kg category, Anita Sheoran bagged a gold. She previously won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.Fencing: The Indian women fencers secured two golds with wins in both the fencing events yesterday. A single gold was bagged by the men’s team.Basketball: Two golds were won in the 3×3 basketball discipline. The men’s and women’s teams both won one gold each.Kabbadi: Both the teams won a gold each by defeating their opponents in the Kabbadi final round. The men’s team overpowered Sri Lanka 51-18, while the hosts were dominated 50-13 by the women’s team.Shooting: A single gold came in the mixed event category. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Annu Raj Singh and youngster Shravan Kumar together grabbed the podium finish.Women’s Football: The women’s football team took on Nepal in the final yesterday, and won the match 2-0, thanks to a brace by Ngangom Bala Devi, who plays as a forward in the Manipur Police Sports Club in the Indian Women’s League. She is also the highest goal scorer in the tournament, with 5 goals in 4 matches. Advertisementlast_img

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