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EGGSPLOITATION: Renting our wombs is a family business

first_imgDaily Mail 28 April 2016Family First Comment:   “Heartbreak: But handing the babies, who are not genetically related to them, over to their parents is a wrench – not least because they breastfeed for the first 10 days.”  What about the babies and their attachment?!* The Hernandez sisters live in the impoverished Tabasco state, where the surrogacy industry is worth £90m a year* The sisters all hire out their wombs – earning in just nine months what their brother would take 20 years to make* Unbelievably, after carrying the child to term, they then breastfeed for 10 days – further sealing the bond with baby* But sisters, all single mothers, say the pain is worth every penny in a country where their only other optionswould be prostitution or waitressing for pennies just so they could feed and clothes their biological children         The four sisters stand gossiping underneath the washing line, the growing baby bumps visible under tightly-fitting tops.But the unemployed Hernandez sisters are not looking forward to the birth of much-wanted babies. Instead, they are ‘wombs-for-hire’ – willing to put their bodies through agony in order to earn thousands from desperate Europeans, prepared to pay more than these single mothers could earn in 20 years for their chance to have their own biological child.This is a family business – one which is not discussed outside the walls of the home, just one cog in Mexico’s secretive, and sometimes corrupt, surrogacy industry.‘Our neighbours accuse us of running an infant trafficking ring,’ shrugs Martha, who is four months pregnant with a baby being ‘bought’ by a gay Frenchman.‘But we’re all unemployed single mothers taking care of our own futures.’READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3559777/Renting-wombs-family-business-Four-sisters-family-make-10-000-year-having-babies-gay-European-couples-Mexico-s-secret-surrogacy-trade.htmllast_img read more

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Calatrava local hacked

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was hacked in BarangayMinapasok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The motive in the incident was not immediatelyestablished. Police identified the suspect as Sultan’s53-year-old cousin Jesie Macapas. According to police investigators, Sultan andMacapas were having a drinking session when a heated argument ensued betweenthem around 7 p.m. on Sunday. This prompted Macapas to hack Sultan, policesaid.  center_img Sultan was brought to the Alfredo Marañon Sr.District Hospital in Sagay City, Negros Occidental for treatment.   The 50-year-old resident Rogelio Sultansustained a hack wound on the head, a police report showed. Officers of the Calatrava municipal policestation conducted a manhunt operation against Macapas, who fled after theincident./PNlast_img read more

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Funeral Services For Greensburg AD Bill Edwards

first_imgThe funeral services are set for Greensburg AD Bill Edwards.Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday (1-31) at Greensburg Community High School Gymnasium.  Services celebrating Bill’s life will be held at the school with Pastor Jon Porter officiating.The family wishes all that attend to wear Greensburg Pirate gear in honor of Bill.  Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials may be made to the “Bill Edwards Scholarship Fund” through the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.More details are available on www.wrbiradio.com under Obituaries.Country 103.9 WRBI expresses condolences to the Edwards family and to the Greensburg Pirate family.last_img read more

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Messi trains under Setien’s guidance after surprise claim

first_img Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Albino Animals Who Look Like Ghosts6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations Lionel Messi was spotted training alongside manager Quique Setien on the same day he claimed Barcelona could not win the Champions League under the coach.Advertisementcenter_img The Argentina international was seen undergoing some dribbling exercises while Setien watched on.The Barcelona boss wore a protective mask and gloves under strict guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.The pair crossed paths on Friday after Messi suggested that Barcelona cannot win the Champions League if it returns this summer because of the tactical style and performances under Setien.Lionel Messi was spotted training alongside manager Quique Setien on Friday afternoonSetien took over from Ernesto Valverde in January but has failed to turn the Catalan giant’s fortunes around with a series of bland displays, including a demoralising 2-0 defeat in El Clasico back in March.Barcelona are still two points clear of Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga but it is on the European stage that Messi believes they will come up short.They drew 1-1 with Napoli in the first leg of their last-16 tie before the football season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic. But Messi thinks there is very little chance Barcelona can become European champions if they continue playing how they were.The Barcelona boss wore a protective mask and gloves under strict coronavirus guidelinesIn an interview with Spanish newspaper SPORT, Messi said: ‘What I think is that [Setien] misunderstood what I said.‘What I said is that playing as we had been playing the last games before the break, it seemed clear that we weren’t [good] enough to win the Champions League.‘I never doubted the squad we have and I have no doubt that you can win all that remains, but not by playing in the way we were playing.In an interview with SPORT, Messi revealed his damning thoughts on Barca under SetienRead Also: Uzoho: Messi Made My Best Day In Football‘Now, everyone has their opinion and they are all very respectable.‘Mine is based on the fact that I was lucky to play the Champions League every year and I know that it is not possible to win it by playing as we have been playing.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Carolina Racing Supply awards sent to Modified rookies in IMCA Eastern region

first_imgMOORESVILLE, N.C. – Two dozen IMCA Modified rookies competing in the Dirt Works Eastern Region have received early career contingency awards from Carolina Racing Supply. The Mooresville, N.C., high performance parts retailer has already issued $50 product certificates, good toward online purchases of $100 or more, to drivers who completed the rookie application process. Those drivers include Jeremiah Apel, Mark Bawcum, Chad Bennett, John Clark, Timothy Degroft Jr., Bubba Fletcher, Kyle Ford, Dillon Gentry, Richard Glascock, Darick Guikema, Michael Haynes. Devin Lenoir, Mathew McCaul, Billy McDuffie, Charlie Mihacsi, Kevin Miller, Derek Pas­senier, Mark Rasch, Jessie Savage, Casey Smith, Brian Vandecar, Derrick Waldfogel and Kevin Williams.center_img In its ninth season as an IMCA sponsor, Carolina Racing Supply will also give $50 certificates to the lowest finishing driver with perfect attendance in Modified point standings at every sanctioned track in the region.last_img read more

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Patching and pavement repair starting TODAY at S.R. 3, Lincoln Street intersection in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. will complete median patching and pavement repair at the intersection of S.R. 3 and Lincoln Street in Greensburg this afternoon (Oct. 3). Work is expected to be completed by Monday morning (Oct. 7), weather permitting.While repairs are in progress, traffic on S.R. 3 will not be permitted to turn left onto Lincoln Street. Traffic from Lincoln Street will not be permitted to travel through the intersection or turn left onto S.R. 3 (right turns only).The resurfacing portion of the $11.7 million S.R. 3/U.S. 421 pavement replacement and bridge preservation project is scheduled to be completed by October 31, 2019. The entire project is expected to be completed by July 2020.last_img read more

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Rodgers delighted by Gerrard deal

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight at the news that Reds “icon” Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension with the club. Midfielder Gerrard, the Merseyside outfit’s 33-year-old captain who has spent his entire career with them, has put pen to paper on what is understood to be a two-year deal. Giving his reaction, Rodgers told LFC TV: “I’m absolutely delighted, as you can imagine. I’ve talked throughout pre-season about wanting to bring other players into the group, but this was one of the – if not the – most important signings for us. Press Associationcenter_img “He’s an icon here at the football club – a real iconic figure for players and supporters. I think he’s still got a good few years left yet. His level of performance last year was outstanding.” Aside from missing the last two games of the campaign due to a shoulder problem, Gerrard started every other one of Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League matches last season – Rodgers’ first in charge of the Reds, which saw them finish seventh. So far this summer the Anfield club have added to their squad by bringing in goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, defender Kolo Toure and forwards Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas. And having signed his new deal, Gerrard – who has made 630 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 159 goals, and won the 2005 Champions League, the 2001 UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups – has spoken of his excitement about the future. The Reds academy product, a first-team debutant in 1998, said: “I’ve got a lot of confidence and belief in my team-mates and in the coaches we’ve got. “That’s the reason why I feel as if we can move forward together and get success back soon. I won’t lie to you, I’m really excited at the moment.” Asked about his relationship with Rodgers, Gerrard – also the England skipper – said: “I think it’s perfect. I’ve got a lot of respect for Brendan as a coach, but also as a guy as well. “I’ve loved every minute of working with him since he came through the door and I hope he is here for certainly the next couple of years. I want to work with him more. The relationship is growing and I feel as if he is the man to take this club forward.” Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said the club and the player – whose previous deal ran to next summer – would review the contract situation in 2015, but suggested Gerrard’s services had been secured “until the end of his career”. Ayre said: “We’re pleased to add an extension to his existing agreement and that keeps him here until the end of his career. We’ve said what we’ll do in two years’ time is review it again and see how happy Steven is. We seem to always be happy with him, so hopefully we’ll just continue in that vein.” last_img read more

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Dhanpaul’s century carries West Coast Warriors on top of Commonwealth League

first_imgAN aggressive century from Yutesh Avi Dhanpaul propelled the West Coast Warriors CC to the top of the Commonwealth Cricket League points table after they romped to victory number four on Sunday in New York. The Warriors, who are made up of local and US-based Guyanese players, are now on eight points from four wins in four games, while Game Changers and Colombia West also have eight points, but from five and six matches respectively.The Warriors are also the only unbeaten team, with three or more wins.Of the 26 teams, only three others are unbeaten. The Bronx Hydras have two wins in two games (four points), while Khyber and Legends have won their lone matches so far.In their latest clash at the Heckscher State Park, the Warriors batted first against the NY Eagles.Led by Zeeburg Sports Club cricketers, Dhanpaul and Balbinder Shivpersaud, the Guyanese side was able to blast their way to 330-7 in 30 overs. Shivpersaud, who opened the batting, scored nine fours and one six in his 54. For the second wicket, he and Dhanpaul put together 114, with the latter taking on the bowling. In total, Dhanpaul struck 13 fours and six maximums in a top score of 117 from just 56 balls. Khan with 32, Rajin Rahaman with 30 not out and Cornelius Jaisingh with 26 not out added to the total.Although the Pakistani dominant side had some good fast bowlers, it was leg-spinner R. Shabaz with 3-18 who led the Eagles’ attack.In reply, the Eagles reached 213-9 before their 30 overs expired.  Off-spinners, Dhanpaul and Anil Sookdeo, spun their side to victory with figures of 3-22 and 3-26 respectively. Jerry Khan with 67 and Sharaz Ali with 38 led the Eagles in the middle.last_img read more

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Will Ferrell discusses life experiences

first_imgFollow Chelsea on Twitter @chels_stone Actor and comedian Will Ferrell and Craig Pollard, founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to cancer survivors, spoke to a packed crowd at Bovard Auditorium on Monday night.Trojan Family mentors · USC alumni Will Ferrell and Craig Pollard share their careers, lifelong friendship and personal philosophies with students on Monday at Bovard Auditorium. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan Ferrell and Pollard, both alumni of USC, came to speak as representatives of Pollard’s nonprofit, Cancer for College, for which Ferrell serves as a celebrity spokesperson. The two met during their time as students at USC when they were members of the same fraternity, Delta Tau Delta.The discussion, moderated by David Belasco, co-director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor in the Marshall School of Business, focused on Pollard’s process of creating his non-profit and the progression of Ferrell’s career.“Everyone here has been affected by cancer, and everyone here has laughed at a Will Ferrell movie,” Belasco said to introduce the speakers.After battling cancer twice — once at the age of 15 and again at 19 — Pollard came up with the idea of starting Cancer for College as his senior year project while attending the Marshall School of Business. In 1993, he held a golf tournament fundraiser in his backyard, and Cancer for College awarded its first scholarship of $500. Ferrell, a good friend of Pollard’s, has remained supportive of the organization throughout his comedy and acting career.“I still have a copy of check Will gave me in 1992 for 50 bucks,” Pollard said.The organization has now given approximately $2 million in scholarship funds to more than 2,000 students. The non-profit continues to hold an annual golf tournament in San Diego, which Ferrell hosts, and sells a sunscreen endorsed by Ferrell, for which all proceeds go to the charity.“Craig came to me and said, ‘You’ve always dreamed of owning your own lotion company,’ and here we are,” Ferrell said. “It sells really well, and it works. It’s not just a stupid thing.”The talk also touched on highlights of Ferrell’s career as an actor and comedian. Ferrell said that Pollard was often one of the few people in the audience during his first stand-up comedy gigs in the Los Angeles area.Belasco related various aspects of the field of entrepreneurship to Ferrell’s struggles as a comedian before being cast on Saturday Night Live. Belasco also showed one of Ferrell’s preliminary audition tapes for the long-running NBC sketch comedy show in which he was asked to improvise a sketch using cat toys as props.“There I was in that laughless void playing with cat toys and in my mind, I was thinking, ‘This is over,’” Ferrell said.According to Belasco, Ferrell’s determination to succeed in the often-tedious entertainment field mirrors his most outstanding quality on stage.“That is your most distinguishing characteristic: the risk. You are willing to do anything and humiliate yourself,” Belasco said.Ferrell also discussed his experience as a student at USC. He acknowledged that times spent joking with his friends as a student prepared him for a career in entertainment.“It’s not like you have a source or a confidante you can bounce ideas off of when it comes to comedy. You really just have to believe it,” Ferrell said. “In a way, my time here at school was a stage.”The trailer for Ferrell’s new film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, was played before the start of the program, in addition to various clips related to Ferrell’s career at USC and as an actor. After a clip of a class taught by Belasco in which former USC head football coach Pete Carroll described a football practice that Ferrell attended, Carroll joined the discussion via Skype for a few moments to voice his support for Cancer for College.Ferrell also joked about his athletic ability, in addition to voicing his support for, and impersonating, interim head football coach Ed Orgeron.According to Ferrell, Pollard did not let his battle with cancer prevent him from taking advantage of all the social and academic opportunities that USC had to offer.“All of us as his friends had no idea. He kind of kept all this to himself,” Ferrell said.Cancer for College has begun to expand its services to providing scholarships to students dealing with health problems other than cancer after Pollard contracted a bacterial infection in 2006, which resulted in the amputation of both his legs. Cancer for College gave its first scholarship to an amputee later that year.Ferrell joked with Pollard about his tendency to avoid bringing attention to his own medical issues.“I had no idea you don’t have two legs. I just realized that now,” Ferrell said jokingly.Pollard said that he hopes to expand Cancer for College to become a $10 million foundation in five years, and that working in the non-profit field has helped him realize his passions in life.“It’s not about what you have, it’s about the people you love and its about making a difference in the world,” Pollard said.Ferrell concluded the event by dressing up in full Trojan regalia and leading the USC Trojan Marching Band.last_img read more

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Second annual Own It summit strives to empower women

first_imgPhoto by Kaitlyn Chu | Daily TrojanThe Own It student-run female empowerment organization held its second annual summit this Saturday at Bovard Auditorium, featuring over 100 speakers, including “Friends” actress Lisa Kudrow and six-time Olympian medalist and Trojan alumna Rebecca Soni.The summit featured three main panels throughout the day, as well as breakout sessions with smaller workshops for the over 500 attendees. Through the summit, Own It hopes to connect female students to the successful women they look up to, according to their website. The event  began with a welcome address by President C. L. Max Nikias, and a speech by  U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents California’s 27th District. Chu talked about her experience as the first Chinese American woman elected to the United States Congress, and the importance of strong mentors to her success. One of the panels at the event was  “Entertaining Change,” which featured Kudrow, CBS Executive Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i and stand up comedian and actress Yvonne Orji. The panel touched upon the #MeToo movement and its implications for future generations of women. . Kudrow spoke about changing the world’s mindset on sexual harassment  to one of positive growth rather than punishment.“The only thing that makes me nervous is if there’s too much hatred and recrimination,” Kudrow said. “ Because there are, I think, mostly decent men. They just need the cultural support to behave decently … It’s about encouragement instead of criminalization.”Another panel featured five female Olympians who graduated from USC, including volleyball players April Ross and Nicole Davis and swimmer Rebecca Soni. The panel was moderated by ESPN reporter and Annenberg adjunct professor Shelley Smith.“It’s really exciting to be part of this movement with female empowerment,” Soni said in an interview with the Daily Trojan. “And obviously to be able to be on a panel with a group of Olympians, and Trojan Olympians, is really great.”In another panel, titled “Startup Superwomen,” Brooklyn Decker, who founded the clothing brand the Finery, said that more female-run businesses must be supported.“It’s really hard to find women in tech who can mentor because there’s so few of them,” Decker said. “But if you’re supporting women in these companies, eventually we can be those mentors.”The Own It summit is put together by 12 female USC students. The summit co-chair, Erica Wenger, is a junior studying business administration. “I decided to be part of Own It because I’m really passionate about women’s empowerment,” Wenger said. “We need to be supporting each other and having these powerful conversations. Especially because there has been a lot of stuff at USC where women aren’t being treated so fairly, so it’s really nice to have this day where we just appreciate women.”Noelle Thomas, a junior studying psychology, attended the Own It summit.  “The supportive nature about it is what’s so necessary and monumental,” Thomas said.  “It’s such a good environment and very motivating.”Editor’s note: This article was updated for clarity.last_img read more

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