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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As both the men’s and women’s NCAA college basketball tournaments begin, the City of Minneapolis is preparing for its first large-scale event sporting event since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Women’s Final Four will bring an estimated 30,000 – 40,000 visitors to downtown Minneapolis, something members of the event’s planning committee say could have an economic impact in the tens of millions. READ MORE: 'I Was Just Appalled': Family Drives Cross-Country To Return Home After Canceled Sun Country Flight“We’ve been working towards this for so long,” said Wendy Blackshaw, CEO of Minnesota Sports and Events. “Just the excitement and the buildup, planning all of these events, we are so ready.” POV: You're a bartender at Brit's Pub keeping up with the rush of St. Patrick's Day AND Day One of March Madness. Tonight on @WCCO at 5 – how businesses are already preparing for basketball mania, and the @MarchMadnessWBB Final Four – just weeks away. pic.twitter.com/89Twjs161k — Adam Duxter (@AdamDuxter) March 17, 2022 Blackshaw says the highlight of the weekend for her will be...
    The Duchess of Cornwall has described the lingering side effects of Covid-19 she is still battling after testing positive last month. Camilla, 74, made the comment when hosting a reception to mark International Women's Day at Clarence House, yesterday.  The wife to the Prince of Wales revealed she was struggling to ‘shake off’ her bout of the virus from three weeks ago. She said: 'It’s taken three weeks and still can’t get shot of it. Probably my voice might suddenly go and I might start coughing and spluttering.' The Duchess of Cornwall (pictured) has described the lingering side effects of Covid-19 she is still battling after testing positive last month. Camilla, 74, made the comment when hosting a reception to mark International Women's Day at Clarence House, yesterday Camilla pictured with Prince Charles today during a tour of Tate Britain in London Elsewhere during the event, Camilla also met Emerald Fennell, the actress who portrayed her in royal drama The Crown.  While the Netflix show's controversial fourth series was said to have ruffled feathers within the Royal Family, the duchess seemed delighted to...
    INTERNATIONAL Men's Day, a global event to raise awareness around discrimination and men's health, is celebrated each year in November, In the same spirit as global women’s day, which demands improved rights and pay for women, IMD was launched to help men open up on issues such as violence, health and suicide.  But when is the day and how is it marked? When is International Men's Day 2022? Each year International Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19. This is the birthday of Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh's father. Teelucksingh, a doctor from Trinidad and Tobago, is credited with relaunching International Men's Day in 1999. In 2022, International Men's Day falls on a Saturday. What is International Men's Day? It is an international event that is celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide. It highlights the specific needs of men, pointing out that the vast majority of rough sleepers. The events of International Men's Day also draw attention to men's health issues. The event coincides with "Movember" and "No-Shave November," the month-long charitable efforts that see men growing their beards to raise...
    Creek connector The Los Gatos Town Council took several actions at its March 1 regular meeting to help move forward the proposed connector project between Los Gatos Creek Trail and Highway 9. Councilmembers unanimously voted to commit up to $1 million in town funds, in addition to accepting and applying for multiple grants. The total cost of the project is just under $6 million. The project will make the Los Gatos Creek Trail more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians from Highway 9. Plans include a switchback ramp on the north side of the highway and another ramp on the southside, giving access to a new bridge over the creek. Spring into Green The town’s Spring into Green event—a celebration of environmental sustainability and the South Bay’s natural beauty—is back this year. The event will take place April 24 at Town Plaza Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event falls just two days after Earth Day and during Keep Los Gatos Beautiful Month. The event will include exhibitors, a tree planting ceremony, the Los Gatos Farmer’s market, live...
    Scouting volunteer recognized Campbell resident Todd Hauschildt was one of seven local Scouting volunteers honored recently with a Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition bestowed to a volunteer for their work in Scouting at the local level. Chosen by a panel of their peers, award winners from Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties were recognized at a Feb. 26 dinner. After achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth, Hauschildt reconnected with Scouts in 1996, serving as Cubmaster for his sons’ Cub Scout pack. He currently serves as an assistant scoutmaster and charter representative. He has worked with more than 750 scouts on to help them achieve their Eagle Scout rank and has counseled more than 400 scouts on Personal Management and other merit badges. Hauschildt attends Prince of Peace Lutheran in Saratoga, where he has served various roles. He also volunteers at the rotating safe car park, formed to support the housing challenged in the community. Women’s Day Women in Rotary are hosting an International Women’s Day event March 13 at the Rotary San Jose Summit...
    More On: 2020 olympics Bruce Springsteen’s daughter off to tough start at Olympics Last US beach volleyball team left standing advance into semifinals Luka Doncic is putting together an Olympic masterpiece Mao pins worn by Chinese athletes may test Olympic rules It’s track and field’s time to shine at the 2021 Olympics. Gymnastics and swimming are officially in the rearview, leaving track as the headlining event of the Tokyo games. And there will be several American stars on display in the Olympics’ 12th day. Elsewhere, there is baseball, skateboarding and much more on the docket for Wednesday. Here are the major Olympic events that will take place on Wednesday, August 4: Track and field: 10:30 PM (Tuesday) and 7:00 AM (Wednesday), NBC/Peacock America gets a taste of what’s to come on Tuesday night with the women’s 400m hurdles (10:30 PM), which will feature Sydney McLaughlin (arguably the country’s most famous track athlete behind Allyson Felix), Dalilah Muhammad and Anna Cockrell (sister of NFLer Ross Cockrell). Then Wednesday morning, it’s an onslaught of track finals. The women’s 3000m steeplechase (7:00...
    Wisconsin family reunited with dog lost for nearly 2 years after recognizing pup on TV news Damn Right Jan. 6 Was a Coup—This Was Trumps Call That Led There Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel both racing for gold on the same night? That's going to make for an exciting day in Tokyo.  Dressel kicks off Friday's final events at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in the 100-meter butterfly, an event in which he set an Olympic record in during the semifinals and in which he already held the world record. Two more Americans race for gold in the women's 200 backstroke final when Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White race in a tight field against Australians Emily Seebohm and Kaylee McKeown and Canadian Kylie Masse. Then it's the Ledecky show again as the Olympic and world record-holder in the 800 freestyle races the event for gold. She is heavliy favored for gold, with American teammate Katie Grimes' time of 8:17.05 nearly a second and a half back from Ledecky's time of 8:15.57 in the prelims. That will be the third individual showdown between...
    The world record in speed climbing was broken twice in a matter of hours during Friday’s World Cup competition in Salt Lake City. In the qualifiers, Kiromal Katibin, 20, of Indonesia raced up the 15-meter wall in 5.25 seconds, breaking a time of 5.48 that had stood since 2017. In the evening’s final, Katibin went up against his teammate Vedriqq Leonardo, 24 — who won the title with a blazing run of 5.208 seconds. The video above shows the championship run (starting at 1 hour, 5 minutes into the stream). Katibin missed the tag to stop the clock, but under the bracket system still took the silver medal. American John Brosler, who finished fourth, broke his own U.S. record with a qualifying time of 5.606 seconds. U.S. women’s record holder Emma Hunt, 18, finished second to Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland. Speed climbing uses a uniform sequence of holds, so all competitors around the world train and race on the same route. The speed competition is one of two events at the...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Beautiful floral arrangements are synonymous with Mother’s Day, making up a quarter of flower sales in the U.S. each year. To honor all mothers, including those they serve, a local non-profit is creating a flower pop-up shop where people can buy flowers for the mom in their life, while also supporting other local moms. It is an event organized by Nexus Recovery Center, a Dallas-based, non-profit that offers addiction treatment services to adult women. It is also the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women in the late stages of pregnancy and allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. READ MORE: Refunds Delayed As The Internal Revenue Service Holds Millions Of Tax Returns Heather Ormand, the CEO of Nexus Recovery Center, says this Friday a group of volunteers and Nexus clients will gather to handcraft the bouquets. Then, on Saturday they will pass out the florals with a drive-thru distribution event on the Nexus campus. “We wanted to take a moment to really celebrate our mothers and the women that are here getting...
    ATLANTA – State Representative Regina Lewis-Ward (D-McDonough), along with State Representatives Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) and Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City), will host the Women in Agriculture Virtual Day at the Capitol on TODAY, Monday, March 22, 2021, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. To participate in this meeting please click here; the meeting ID is 883 5908 7259, and the passcode is 139003.   This virtual event will feature female members of the House Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee; Misty Friedman, director of Farm to School and Nutrition at the Georgia Department of Agriculture; Jasann Lovey Gilliam, Gilliam Community Gardens; and Eva Dickerson, fellowship recipient for the Luce Scholars Program at the Henry Luce Foundation and food justice strategist. This event will kick off Georgia Agriculture Week and is a part of National Agriculture Week, and this year’s event will highlight farm-to-market access for sufficient, nutritious foods. “According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), women represent 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force, and they produce more than half of the...
    President Joe Biden vowed an 'all hands on deck effort' to combat sexual assault in the military during an International Women Day's event on Monday, where he appointed two women as four-star generals. Biden described sexual assault in the ranks as a 'threat to our national security.'  'We have to take on sexual assault harassment and violence against women in the military. Sexual assault is a abhorrent and wrong at any time. And our military so much of unit cohesion is built on trusting your fellow service members to have your back. There's nothing less than a threat to our national security,' he said. The president, who was accompanied at the event by Vice President Kamala Harris and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, noted Austin as set up an independent review commission on sexual assaults in the military.  'This is going to be an all hands on deck effort. Under my administration to end the scourge of sexual assault in the military. And we're going to be focused on that from the very top,' Biden said. President Joe Biden walks...
    DENVER (CBS4)– This year’s International Women’s Day is March 8 and every year, WorldDenver hosts an event that celebrates achievements of female leaders. This year’s event is specifically focused on women in national security. Jamie Landers is the event co-chair and is the director of advanced programs for Lockheed Martin Space. (credit; Lockheed Martin) “International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the globe. I’m so honored to be a part of the program this year as we celebrate women in national security, who really make great strides to ensure that as a nation, we are safe. And I think it’s a wonderful chance to show all the different career paths women can take to work in national security.” Landers says it’s crucial to have women in the national security field. (credit; CBS) “Every person brings a different perspective to the table. I really think that women find the empathetic vision in any situation, whether it’s deterring something that could be escalating, negotiating business deals, or even looking at engineering problems from a different...
    WWE are reportedly on the verge of confirming the highly-anticipated second Evolution pay-per-view. Vince McMahon’s company held the first-ever all-female PPV back in October 2018. 2WWE are considering producing Evolution 2 as early as next month The bash, headlined by Ronda Rousey successfully defending her Raw Women’s Title against Nikki Bella, was critically acclaimed. Now PWUnlimited claim WWE are looking into the prospect of producing a second Evolution as early as next month. And they are just not considering holding it as a one night event on August 30. Chiefs are also believed to be pondering the possibility of doing Evolution 2 as the second night of SummerSlam, which takes place on August 23. Despite the huge success of the first one, WWE did not follow up on the concept in 2019. Tag-team champs Bayley and Sasha Banks along with Raw Women’s title holder Asuka are also getting pushed “really hard” over recent weeks. And the report adds that the motivation behind this could be because of the plans for Evolution. WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon spoke last year...
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