Slain FBI agents worked to protect children from abusers

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Slain FBI agents worked to protect children from abusers Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Law enforcement personnel continue to work at an apartment complex the day after a deadly shooting in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Several FBI agents were killed and others were wounded while trying to serve a search warrant on a child pornography suspect in Florida. FBI authorities say the suspect also died.center_img Local NewsUS News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleInnoCare Announces First Subject Dosed in Clinical Trial of ICP-192 in the U.S.Next articleTekce Overseas: “Bitcoin Peaked, Profit Realized in Real Estate” Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

The Who Announce 2019 ‘Moving On! Tour’

first_imgToday, The Who have officially announced a North America tour. The 29-city “Moving On! Tour” will see Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend accompanied by a local symphony.The first leg of The Who’s “Moving On! Tour” will kick off on May 7th at Grand Rapids, MI’s Van Angel Arena, and take the band to Buffalo, NY’s KeyBank Center (5/9), Bristow, VA’s Jiffy Lube Live (5/11), NYC’s Madison Square Garden (5/13), Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena (5/16), Noblesville, IN’s Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (5/18), Chicago, IL’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (5/21), St. Louis, MO’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis (5/23), Philadelphia, PA’s Citizens Bank Park (5/25), Detroit, MI’s Little Caesars Arena (5/28), Pittsburgh, PA’s PPG Paints Arena (5/30) and Toronto, ON’s Scotiabank Arena (6/1).The second leg of The Who’s “Moving On! Tour” will kick off on September 6th at St. Paul, MN’s Xcel Energy Center, and move on to Alpine Valley, WI’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre (9/8), Cuyahoga Falls, OH’s Blossom Music Center (9/10), Boston, MA’s Fenway Park (9/13), Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (9/15), Atlanta, GA’s State Farm Arena (9/18), Ft. Lauderdale, FL’s BB&T Center (9/20), Tampa, FL’s Amalie Arena (9/22), Houston, TX’s Toyota Center (9/25), Dallas, TX’s American Airlines Center (9/27), Denver, CO’s Pepsi Center, two nights at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl (10/11 & 10/13), San Diego, CA’s Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (10/16), Seattle, WA’s T-Mobile Park (10/19), Vancouver, BC’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (10/21), and Edmonton, AB’s Rogers Place (10/23).On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. The Who’s fan club presale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10 am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17th at 10 pm local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18th at a recent interview with Rolling Stone, bandmates Daltrey and Townshend stressed that this tour is not being billed as a “farewell”, though Daltrey goes on to say that this will possibly be his “last tour”. He continues, “I’m just being realistic about going through the 75th year of my life. I have to be realistic that this is the age I am and voices start to go after a while. I don’t want to be not as good as I was two years ago.”The tour is in support of the band’s forthcoming 13th studio album, marking their first release since 2006’s Endless Wire. According to guitarist/singer/songwriter Pete Townshend, he initially refused the offer to tour with The Who unless there was an album paired with it. “I said I was not going to sign any contracts unless we have new material,” Townshend told Rolling Stone in an extended feature about their 2019 plans. “This has nothing to do with wanting a hit album. It has nothing to do with the fact that The Who need a new album. It’s purely personal. It’s about my pride, my sense of self-worth and self-dignity as a writer.”As of now, Townshend has written new material and it is in demo form—as Townshend hopes Roger Daltrey will record vocals later this year to meet the goal of a 2019 release. Townshend described the new material as “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and cliched Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”, though the new songs were met with silence from Roger, who said: “They’re all great songs…. But sometimes I hear them and I think, ‘I can’t add anything to this to make my job as singer worthy of doing anything better than what Pete has already done.’ There’s at least five or six I can lay into and I’m sure they’ll come out incredible.” Daltrey continues, “Now that I’m healed up, I’m going to spend time getting into them. Okay, so I didn’t get back to him quickly at first. It doesn’t mean anything! I was deaf for about three weeks. It wasn’t even possible for me to bloody hear what was in them!”Townshend and Daltrey have both admitted their problems in communicating with each other, which is seemingly already making the process of recording an album difficult. Deciding what material to play, agreeing on new songs, and working with a timeline for a Father’s Day release are just a few of the problems they have cited.“If they can’t get it by Father’s Day, they don’t care when they’re getting it,” Townshend explained. “And so it might wind up being September or October.” As for Daltrey, he’s less amused. “If it takes us until next fuckin’ Father’s Day, so be it,” he said. “I loathe that part of the business. I just hate it. That’s why they’re working in an office and we’re on the stage.” Read the full feature on The Who’s upcoming tour and album here.The Who 2019 Tour Dates:05/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena05/09 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center05/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live05/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden05/16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena05/18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center05/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre05/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park05/28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena05/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena06/01 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena09/06 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center09/08 – Alpine Valley, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre09/10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center09/13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park09/15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater09/18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena09/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center09/22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena09/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center09/27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center09/29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl10/16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl10/19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park10/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena10/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII canonized in Vatican City

first_imgOn Sunday, the legacies of four popes combined in St. Peter’s Square when John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized by Pope Francis in a Mass attended by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.Vatican Radio estimated that around 800,000 people flocked to the St. Peter’s Square area Sunday, making it the largest event in Vatican City since Pope Francis’s 2013 election.Timothy O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, said because the canonization of popes is a rare occassion, the celebration of two in a single ceremony was unique.“There’s a special joy in this ceremony of John Paul II being canonized, because he canonized the greatest number of saints by far, more than anyone else before him,” O’Malley said. “He had a very deep commitment to the lives of the saints, and so it’s fitting that he’ll be canonized now and join their ranks.”O’Malley said John XXIII’s canonization was prompted by the whole Church asking for him to be recognized as a saint and to celebrate his feast day.“John XXIII has been Blessed for a long time … but when you’re beatified, you’re not put automatically on the universal calendar of the Church,” he said. “Dioceses asked to celebrate his feast, showing that John XXIII has become universally important, and thus his canonization is a recognition that the whole Church already perceives him as a saint.”The dual papal canonization took place on Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast day very important to John Paul II’s spirituality — but while the Polish pontiff had more connections to the specific date, O’Malley said the decision to canonize the two together is significant.“John XXIII was someone who set forth the Second Vatican Council, and John Paul II had such a force on implementing it in the way that he did,” O’Malley said. “There’s a way in which both popes are taken up into this [date].” Photo courtesy of Michael Kane Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City on April 20. The pontiff led a dual papal canonization ceremony in the Vatican on Sunday, recognizing the sainthood of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.John XXIII led the Church from 1958-1963, succeeded by Paul VI and John Paul I. John Paul II was pope from 1978-2005, then Benedict XVI led from 2005 until February 2013, and Francis was installed March 13, 2013. O’Malley said all four popes were interested in the relationship of the Church to the modern world and sought particular ways to deal with that. “You can see John XXIII’s calling of the Second Vatican Council as a promulgation of the Church’s openness to the world,” he said. “And with Pope John Paul II, in some ways he was responsible for the fall of communism in Poland. When he went to Poland in the earliest days of his papacy, it changed the world.”He said as a scholar, Benedict has used his writing and explanations of the faith “to engage seriously with the world,” even writing a letter “as a very serious response … in a spirit of love and charity” to an atheist who critiqued his book “Introduction to Christianity.” O’Malley said Francis also has sought to actively engage the world with Catholicism.“I think you can say that they all have different understandings of the world … but all of them are serious about the Church’s engagement in the world,” he said.O’Malley said he had no doubt that the legacies of John XXIII and John Paul II have shaped Notre Dame and its mission.“John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council, and perhaps nothing has done more to shape the University’s mission and identity than its understanding of its relationship to the world,” he said. “As far as John Paul II goes … it’s a remarkable thing to think that basically from the late 70s to the year 2005, every student who came to Notre Dame knew John Paul II as Pope, the only Pope they’d had.“So that means a great deal of religious life, religious philosophy, the things that we study in the classroom, Catholic Social Teaching — it was shaped by John Paul II. Which means that a great deal of the religious intellectual life here on campus has been formed by that pope.“Notre Dame is different because these two popes existed, just as the whole Church is.”Tags: canonization, Catholic, John Paul II, John XXIII, Pope, saint, Vaticanlast_img read more

Water polo routs Pepperdine, UC Irvine

first_imgNear the beginning of the third quarter of the men’s water polo game Friday against No. 8 Pepperdine, junior driver Grant Stein was handed a golden opportunity in the form of a 5-meter penalty. Before the shot, junior goaltender McQuin Baron yelled for a teammate to grab the rebound, and then appeared to flash a smile. There was never any doubt. Stein nailed the shot to extend USC’s lead to 9-2.Katie Chin | Daily Trojan Freshman power · Freshman driver Thomas Dunstan notched two goals against Pepperdine as USC defeated the No. 8 Waves on Friday.The play was indicative of a dominating performance for the No. 3-ranked Men of Troy. Ten different players scored in the 15-4 victory over the Waves, and five players hit the two goal mark.The Trojans closed out the weekend by beating UC Irvine 20-4 on Sunday. Junior driver Matteo Morelli scored four goals and both Edwards brothers — Lachlan and Blake — recorded hat tricks in the win. USC led 2-1 after the first quarter but outscored UC Irvine 10-1 in the second quarter and cruised to victory.Against Pepperdine, the offense looked in sync for most of the game, producing a steady output of scoring after the first quarter in which the Trojans only led 2-1.“The team chemistry is good,” said junior Blake Edwards, who had two goals. “It’s something that we’re working on. It’s getting better. We have a lot of new players this season, a couple young freshmen, but they’re playing fantastic.”Four freshmen scored goals against Pepperdine, including two apiece from Thomas Dunstan and Marin Dasic.The second and third quarters were particularly prolific for the Trojans offense. Dunstan scored his second goal of the game just before halftime, concluding a five-goal onslaught and solidifying a commanding 7-1 lead. By the third quarter, the Waves were conceding frequent point blank goals as their defense diminished over time. USC added five more goals in the third and three in the fourth. Edwards scored his second goal in the fourth quarter; he leads the team with 24 on the season. Pepperdine managed to score its fourth and final goal just as time was expiring.Defensively, USC continued its string of excellence. Baron made history in the first quarter with his 676th career save, which propelled him to second all time in the school record books. For the game, he recorded an impressive 14 saves, anchoring a defense that allows an MPSF-leading 3.85 goals per game. Pepperdine had its fair share of scoring opportunities, even hitting the post on a few occasions, but Baron was too much of a force in goal. Baron did not hesitate when asked about the team’s biggest strength.“Defense obviously,” he said. “We’re number one in the country right now.”Baron was dismissive of his accomplishment, though, instead citing the desire to continue winning rather than worry about personal achievements.With this key victory over a strong team in Pepperdine, the Trojans improve to 14-1 with their only loss being to No. 2 Cal two weeks ago in the Mountain Pacific Invitational. USC started the season ranked at the number two spot but fell to number three after the Cal loss.“We’re not too concerned about it,” Edwards said on the slight fall in the rankings. “We just know we have to put in the effort and the work and then the results will show.”Despite the stellar performance on Friday, head coach Jovan Vavic found plenty to critique. Ever the perfectionist, Vavic vocally reprimanded his team in the second quarter after a goal by senior driver Nick Bell, assisted by junior utility Bryce Hoerman.“It’s a snap, not a flick!,” Vavic said.Next up, the Trojans will take on UC Santa Barbara at home next Sunday.last_img read more