Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance
Bono, Cruz and Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series Pandemica will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The series was created to bring attention to global vaccine access in an effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pandemica is a compelling illustration of the inequality around the world,” Cruz said.
Converse police chief resigns
A recent survey of Converse police officers showed a complete lack of confidence in the former police chief, who submitted his resignation last week. Converse Police Chief Ruben Saucedo submitted his resignation after four months on the job. Saucedo, who was hired in mid-May as chief from his assistant chief role in Leon Valley, fell out of favor with the rank-and-file within the department. “A few months ago the CPOA (Converse Police Officers Association) contacted us and said they were having severe morale problems with their current chief of police,” according to Jim Bono, TMPA communications manager. “We conducted our survey, which is usually 50-60 questions and covers all aspects of policing in the city of Converse,” Bono said.mysanantonio.com
Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam
Just 15 of the nearly 60 people charged in the sordid scheme that rocked the U.S. educational system are still fighting the charges. ___WHO'S LEFTOnly three coaches and 11 parents are still fighting the charges. Six coaches and nearly 30 parents have already agreed to admit to the charges. McGlashan has fiercely denied the charges and says he told Singer he didn't want to participate in the so-called side door scheme. Authorities say their investigation into the wide-ranging scheme is ongoing and charges against new parents keep trickling in.
Mourners honor Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume
First Minster of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster attends former Northern Ireland lawmaker and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume's funeral Mass at St Eugene's Cathedral in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Hume was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize with fellow Northern Ireland lawmaker David Trimble, for his work in the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Hume shared the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize with the Protestant leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, David Trimble. Although he advocated for a united Ireland, Hume believed change could not come to Northern Ireland without the consent of its Protestant majority. His son, John Hume Jr., pointed out that his father had a few weaknesses.
Finnish Comedian Ismo Taking the Stage at Laugh Out Loud for One Night Only
Hes often been compared to George Carlin due to their similar comedic styles and shared love of lists.With TV appearances including NBCsand TBS, Ismos taken his show on the road, stopping for a one-night stand in San Antonio. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Standard poodle crowned top dog in finale of Westminster Kennel Club show
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A standard poodle named Siba was crowned Best in Show at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, taking home the grand prize in the most prestigious competition for pure-bred canines in the United States. Siba advanced to the final round as the champion of the non-sporting group, going head-to-head with the winners in six other groups - hounds, toy dogs, herding dogs, working dogs, sporting dogs and terriers. It was the fifth time a standard poodle took home the alpha prize in the Westminster shows 144-year history. The prestigious dog show grew out of an 1870s gathering of sporting gentlemen who regularly chatted at a bar in the long-gone Westminster Hotel in lower Manhattan. On its website, the Westminster Kennel Club says the men decided to put on a dog show named for the meeting spot, while trading stories about hunting and their dogs exploits.feeds.reuters.com
Bono the Havanese, Siba the Poodle advance to Westminster finals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four dogs advanced to the final round of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, including crowd-pleasers Bono the Havanese and Siba the standard poodle, who will compete in a pool of 7 for the Best in Show crown on Tuesday in New York. A black standard poodle named Siba maintained her breeds tradition of dominating the non-sporting group, becoming the 31st standard Poodle to win the group after she wowed the crowd with her towering crest of fluff. Now in its 144th year, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show bills itself as the second-oldest sporting event in the country, behind only the Kentucky Derby horse race. Slideshow (8 Images)Last year, a Wire Fox Terrier named King won the terrier group and took the top prize. One night, the men decided to put on a dog show, and they named it after the gathering spot, the long-gone Westminster Hotel.feeds.reuters.com