HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanted slogans and marched through a downtown Hong Kong shopping district on Sunday in defiance of a police ban, as shops shuttered amid fears of renewed violence in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory that has been unsettled by months of protests. A mixed crowd of hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along with families with children, spilled into the roads of the Causeway Bay shopping belt. Some waved U.S. and British flags, while others carried posters reiterating their calls for democratic reforms. Police had turned down a request by the Civil Human Rights Front to hold the march but the demonstrators were undeterred, as they have been all summer. The march disrupted traffic and many shops, including the Sogo department store, closed their doors. As the crowd approached the police headquarters nearby, police raised a flag warning that they were participating in an illegal gathering but protesters just shouted slogans … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protesters defy ban to march in shopping area
Dominic Cummings, top advisor to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, walks towards Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Dominic Cummings, top advisor to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, walks towards Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo: Alastair Grant, AP Photo: Alastair Grant, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Dominic Cummings, top advisor to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, walks towards Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Dominic Cummings, top advisor to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, walks towards Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo: Alastair Grant, AP British prime minister's aide divides, but will he … [Read more...] about British prime minister’s aide divides, but will he conquer?
[email protected] (Holiday Mathis) Fearlessness is nothing to commend, as it’s akin to oblivion and ignorance. Courage is the highly commendable quality that produces similar results, but with conscience. Fearlessness produces zero soul growth. Courage is an essential ingredient to the soul’s development. These distinctions are highlighted by the warrior moon. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You do well because you work hard and because how much work you put in is something you have complete control over. Your motivation grows with every small win, and with every small loss, so you really can’t lose. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People who are comfortable in themselves are easy to be around. You’ll have talks with friends where nothing of note gets said and yet so much gets shared. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Wherever possible, handle things up close and in person. It’s the close range where misunderstandings get cleared up, facial expressions can be accurately … [Read more...] about Warrior Moon Insights by Holiday Mathis
CHESTER, Pa. >> Kacper Przybylko and Carlos Vela each scored and the Philadelphia Union tied Los Angeles FC 1-1 Saturday. Przybylko struck first for Philadelphia (15-8-7) in the third minute on a header 13 yards out from the right side of the box, assisted by Fafa Picault. Vela tied it for Los Angeles FC (19-4-7) in the 43rd minute with a shot 10 yards out from the left side of the box. Los Angeles FC outshot the Union nine to eight, with four shots on goal to three for Philadelphia. Philadelphia drew six corner kicks, committed 11 fouls and did not receive a card. Los Angeles FC drew three corner kicks, committed 12 fouls and was given four yellow cards. … [Read more...] about Carlos Vela scores as LAFC and Philadelphia play to 1-1 tie
BOSTON — Billy Joel may be the only New York baseball fan ever to be cheered at Fenway Park.On Saturday night, the Long Island native played his sixth sold out concert in as many years at the fabled home of the Boston Red Sox and was warmly welcomed. (Joel is the first inductee into Fenway’s Music Hall of Fame and has indicated he intends to play here annually.)With guitar in hand, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took the stage to Randy Newman’s theme from the 1984 baseball film “The Natural.” He immediately launched into the rockin’ “A Matter of Trust” before settling in behind the piano for the keyboard-driven “Pressure.” Joel soon weighed in on the New York-Boston rivalry, offering his view that Red Sox slugger Ted Williams was baseball’s greatest hitter — better than revered Yankee greats Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth.Some in a Bronx barroom might argue with that assessment, but few would disagree that Joel is a … [Read more...] about Billy Joel continues winning streak at Fenway Park (review)