United States | 2019 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open

United States – The U.S. Department of State Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, have opened the application process for the sixth annual P3 Impact Award, which honors exemplary public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world. The P3 Impact … Continue reading United States | 2019 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open

United States | Ambassador at Large Brownback Travels to Islamabad and Abu Dhabi

United States – Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will travel to Islamabad, Pakistan and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 21-25. On his first visit to Islamabad as Ambassador at Large, Ambassador Brownback will meet with senior Pakistani officials to discuss opportunities to advance religious freedom. Ambassador Brownback will then travel … Continue reading United States | Ambassador at Large Brownback Travels to Islamabad and Abu Dhabi

CHICAGO | Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in Chicago where “Empire” is shot, Superintendent Eddie Johnson … Continue reading CHICAGO | Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

NEW YORK | Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominick Argento, the 1975 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, had died. He was 91. Argento died Wednesday in Minneapolis, according to Carol Ann Cheung, a spokeswoman for his music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes. Known for composing in styles ranging from melody to dissonance, he earned the Pulitzer for “From … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91

RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return. Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season’s first major but might never be able to play again. … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

PARIS | Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

PARIS (AP) — From the streets of New York to the Olympic podium: Breakdancing‘s conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the … Continue reading PARIS | Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance