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Kenney makes UCP leadership bid official

first_imgJason Kenney did the obvious on Saturday, after campaigning to unite the right, he announced his bid to lead the new United Conservative Party. In front of a crowd of supporters in Edmonton, the former federal cabinet minister and Calgary MP made the announcement. “The critics said it would take too long, it was too complicated, it wasn’t legal,” Kenney said in a statement. “One party leader said that the unity plan was all ‘gamesmanship’ that would create ‘confusion and disarray’ and could result in ‘three or four’ conservative parties instead of one. But Alberta is the can-do province. We don’t sit around looking for excuses, we figure out how to overcome obstacles and we just get ‘er done!”As leader of the Alberta PCs, he spearheaded the campaign to merge with Alberta’s official opposition Wildrose Party. The new party was formed after members from the Wildrose and Conservatives voted overwhelmingly to join forces. So far, Kenney is up against the former leader of the Wildrose, Brian Jean, who made his announcement last week.last_img read more

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Arab countries agree to UNbacked electronic money transfer services

1 August 2008Eight Arab countries have signed an agreement to start electronic money transfer services using technology that has been developed by the United Nations postal agency with the aim of helping rural populations and migrant workers have access to better services. Postal operators in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen will now be able to exchange money orders on a multilateral basis, according to a press statement released today by the Universal Postal Union (UPU). Other Arab countries have indicated they hope to join the arrangement by the end of the year.The agreement was reached this week in Geneva, where the Swiss-based UPU has been holding the 24th Universal Postal Congress, and follows a similar deal between Chile, Spain and Uruguay that was struck at the meeting on Monday.UPU said a parallel project is expected to be set up among the countries of North-Eastern Africa next week, drawing on the UPU’s so-called IFS application and the international financial network.The postal agency has been trying to improve access for rural populations, and especially migrant workers, to secure and reliable money transfer services through formal channels – rather than the traditional informal methods.This is particularly valuable in countries such as the UAE, where more than 80 per cent of the population are foreigners, and millions of dollars are sent to home countries through remittances.The project has been launched by the Arab League, supported by French Post and implemented by a regional steering committee chaired by Emirates Post. read more

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Closing date to register chainsaw machines extended

The scheme was introduced, by the Ministry of Defence on the instructions of the Ministerof Defence, President Maithreepala Sirisena on the 20th of February, with an aim to stop deforestation, prevent various rackets using chainsaw machines, and regulate felling trees. After the registration, a special identification license and a number plate will be issued. (Colombo Gazette) The registration process commenced on the 20th of February and was to close on the 28th of February 2019 but, the closing date was extended due to public requests. The closing date for registration of all chainsaw machines in use has been extended until 15th March 2019, the Ministry of Defence said today.As a result, those who use chainsaw machines for businesses or personal purpose in the government, semi-government and private sector can obtain a registration certificate from the nearest police station until that date. read more

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Opinion Sochi Olympics centered around competition controversy

An athlete skis during an Olympic training session Feb. 4 in Sochi, Russia.Courtesy of MCTThe Olympic flame represents the enduring spirit of competition and goodwill embodied by the Olympic Games. It burns continuously for months as it is relayed to the host city, where it lasts for the entirety of the Games. The games will take place from Thursday until the closing ceremonies Feb. 23.And yet, with time running out until Friday’s opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, it would come as no surprise if the Olympic flame simply flickered out.In fact, it already has. The Independent reported the flame was extinguished by a strong gust of wind at the Kremlin in the heart of Moscow back in October. It was apparently promptly rekindled with a security officer’s cigarette lighter.For several reasons, these Olympics inspire a greater sense of uneasiness than excitement.The first red flag appeared last summer, when Russia enacted a law prohibiting the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.” According to CBS News, the law carries a fine of “up to 5,000 rubles ($156)” for any individual who openly endorses gay rights, and up to 1 million rubles ($31,000) for media organizations guilty of the same “crime.”When asked about the status of homosexuals during an interview with the BBC, Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov flatly responded, “We do not have them in our town.”Detestable as they are, Russia’s anti-gay policies are just one facet of the Olympic dilemma at hand.Sochi lies just a few hundred miles east of Chechnya — a notorious hub for terrorist activity. The Washington Post recently reported that two threats have been made against the Winter Olympics by Chechen terrorists in the past seven months alone.Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the so-called “ring of steel” around Sochi — some 100,000 security personnel equipped with military helicopters, drones and advanced missile systems — will prevent any such attack from occurring. Regardless, the Pentagon has deemed it necessary to place two naval ships on standby in the Black Sea.If the human rights issues and terror threats are insufficient causes for unease, a number of recent reports alleging widespread corruption surrounding the games very well could be.CBS News’ Mark Phillips reported Friday that the Sochi Olympics are the most expensive games ever, at a total cost of $50 billion — more than five times the cost of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.Valery Morozov, an Olympic contractor who recently fled to England for fear of his personal safety, claimed the unusually large expenses are a result of payoffs and kickbacks for Russian officials which he refused to participate in. He cited as an example the Bolshoy Ice Dome, a hockey venue that cost about $300 million, which is more than two-and-a-half times its estimated cost of construction.And so, plagued by questions about human rights abuses, threats of terrorist activity and allegations of corruption, the Sochi Olympics seem predestined for disappointment — if not outright disaster.Some have called for a boycott, which is exactly what occurred at the 1980 Summer Olympics — hosted by the Soviet Union. A full-scale boycott isn’t likely, but it is expected that a large number of people worldwide will abstain from watching the Olympics.Those who do tune in anytime between Friday and Feb. 23 will undoubtedly be holding their collective breath, for all the wrong reasons. read more

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Prahalis careerbest scoring helps Buckeyes beat Badgers

Senior guard Samantha Prahalis scored a career-high 34 points to lead the No. 11 Ohio State women’s basketball team to a 72-58 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers (8-15, 4-7 Big Ten) Monday night. The senior said she was unaware of her accomplishment until she was taken out of the game with less than three minutes left.  “I didn’t know until I got to the bench and they asked me what my previous high had been, and they told me I beat it,” Prahalis  said. Monday’s victory comes after the Buckeyes (21-2, 8-2 Big Ten) suffered their second loss of the season against Minnesota. The loss motivated Prahalis to assert herself into the next the game she played. “Today I made it a point to be more aggressive from the start,” she said. “My shot felt good, so I was kind of in a flow in the game.” She also had five assists, which puts her at 863 for her career. Prahalis needs 30 more to overtake Northwestern’s Nancy Kennelly for the all-time career record in the Big Ten. Even the opposing coach was impressed with her performance. “With a kid like that on your team, you have a chance to do something special and they probably will,” said Wisconsin coach Bobby Kelsey. In the loss, the Badgers scored 36 of 58 points from behind the arc. “They were great from the three-point line,” said OSU coach Jim Foster. “That’s the way they play and they’re very good at it. I give them credit.” OSU kept the lead for the entire evening, but the Badgers found ways to battle back into the game. In the second half, the Badgers went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to three with 11:58 in the game. The next possession saw sophomore center Darryce Moore answer with a layup, which sparked an 11-3 OSU run, and eventually, an OSU victory. Following Prahalis, junior guard Tayler Hill had 18 points and four rebounds. Going into the game, Hill was leading the Big Ten with 22.5 points per game. Monday’s win gives the Buckeyes two straight victories against the Badgers this year. OSU defeated Wisconsin, 77-61, in December. Following this win, OSU travels to Illinois to face the Fighting Illini on Thursday. The Buckeyes defeated the Illini, 96-84, earlier this season. Although OSU proved resilient after its defeat against Minnesota, Prahalis said the team understands the intensity of the competition during the final month of the season. “Every game’s going to be a dogfight, and we got to bring it,” said Prahalis. The Buckeyes return home Sunday against the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2). Tip is at 5 p.m. read more

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Dingos new Denver Asset Health Centre to improve predictive maintenance coverage

first_imgDingo Software, a leader in providing predictive maintenance solutions to asset-intensive industries, has opened up its new Asset Health Centre in Denver, Colorado.The modern, purpose-designed facility will provide operations with asset health coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Dingo says.“From a sophisticated control room, Dingo analysts will monitor equipment condition, using a proprietary predictive analytics platform enriched with decades of maintenance expertise, to identify impending issues and then prescribe the corrective maintenance actions for immediate resolution,” the company said.“This actionable intelligence will dramatically improve decision-making and could be the difference between an inexpensive repair and a catastrophic breakdown costing millions in parts and productivity losses.”Currently managing over $12 billion worth of heavy equipment across six continents, the new centre, combined with its facility in Brisbane, Australia (pictured), will provide operations with a convenient, cost-effective way to monitor and maintain equipment, according to the company.Dingo CEO Paul Higgins said the Denver team will be able to serve customers remotely using its award-winning, cloud-based predictive maintenance software, Trakka®, and team of Condition Intelligence™ experts. “Right now, around 250 different operations globally are capitalising on Dingo’s remote Asset Health services,” he said.Safety is another major benefit Dingo will deliver to these operations, according to Higgins.“When people work on a site they’re exposed to inherent dangers, so being offsite and working from a remote centre is advantageous,” he said. “And well-maintained equipment is always safer. It’s an issue that Dingo and its customers take very seriously.”Other benefits include access to subject-matter expertise: “Dingo’s team of analysts has deep domain expertise in a range of fields.” Higgins said. “We have people with fixed plant, mobile, and underground experience; experts who understand trucks, shovels, drills—as well as a range of condition monitoring technologies.”It would be an extremely expensive endeavour for one customer to find, and hire, an equivalent team of experts, according to Dingo.“We can deliver the right expertise at the right time to help with the right issue,” Higgins said.Dingo also provides clients with access to its proprietary equipment health database.“We have one of the largest databases of asset health information in the world,” Higgins said. “Even when a customer has its own in-house team, they may only have access to the data they have generated. With over 25 years’ worth of asset performance data, we know what good looks like and, when equipment is underperforming, we know how to fix it.”He added: “We’ve developed the unified platform specifically to enable access across multiple mining operations. An example is the senior management asset performance dashboard, which provides a comprehensive view of fleet health to ensure mines are operating at peak performance.”Ultimately the Asset Health Centre doesn’t function as a complete outsourcing option, according to Dingo.“Some customers take more of the workload on themselves, others don’t have the resources and want to move quickly so they bring us in,” Higgins said. “We don’t replace the customer’s team, we help them. We filter the noise and streamline decision-making, so they can focus on other, more pressing issues.”Dingo is expanding the use of practical machine learning models in its Trakka predictive maintenance software with two new releases next year.last_img read more

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This invention is one reason why we love the Danish

first_imgTHE DEARTH OF decent cycle lanes around Ireland is a bugbear. It affects both cyclists (for obvious reasons) and motorists who have to try and create space from nowhere.All urban planners, then, should turn to Denmark where a company has created a way to allow town designers to test the effectiveness of cycle paths before investing in permanent solitions.The ‘Copehnhagenize Flow’ system is a series of modular tracks that fit together and create an elevated path above the normal road. This physically separates cyclists from normal traffic and gives the local authority a chance to assess if the track is useful/used in that area.It takes a day to put in a kilometre of the temporary track – a fraction of the time to build a permanent path. When the test has been complete, the Flow track can be lifted easily and reused.What do you think? Would you like to see similar tests in Irish cities? On yer bike: Cycle commuting on the up in Ireland>Cyclists should face on-the-spot fines for rule-breaking: TD>last_img read more

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Bactérie tueuse les recherches reviennent au point de départ

first_imgBactérie tueuse : les recherches reviennent au point de départLes recherches sur l’origine de la contamination par la bactérie E.coli entéro-hémorragique qui touche la population allemande ont repris de zéro ce matin. Les soupçons portés sur les légumes espagnols ont été dissipés après le verdict des laboratoires hier. Selon les autorités sanitaires de Hambourg, les concombres espagnols ne sont pas le vecteur de l’infection par la bactérie E.coli entéro-hémorragique responsable de 16 morts depuis la semaine dernière. En effet, les concombres analysés sont certes porteurs de la bactérie E.coli entéro-hémorragique (Ehec) mais pas de la souche 0104:H4 responsable de l’épidémieDès lors, l’Union européenne se retrouve confrontée à “une crise grave”, selon le commissaire européen en charge de la Santé John Dalli. Pour l’affronter, les autorités tentent de tout mettre en oeuvre afin d’identifier le plus rapidement possible la cause de l’épidémie sur l’intégralité de la chaîne de production des légumes.Une initiative qui pourrait être facilitée par le nouveau test élaboré par l’Institut fédéral allemand pour l’évaluation des risques en coopération avec l’Agence nationale française de la sécurité sanitaire. “Nous espérons que ce test contribuera à découvrir la source de l’infection à la souche 0104:H4 de la bactérie Ehec et à retirer rapidement du marché les aliments à risque”, déclare Andreas Hensel, directeur de l’Institut, dans un communiqué.À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Pour l’heure, les autorités sanitaires poursuivent les prélèvements dans les restaurants, les marchés et les magasins de la ville d’Hambourg pour tenter de retrouver l’origine de la contamination. La ville a également lancé des appels aux dons de sang afin de subvenir à leurs besoins pour traiter les nombreux patients atteints d’hémorragie du système digestif. Actuellement plus de 1.500 cas confirmés ou suspects de contamination ont été signalés sur l’ensemble de l’Allemagne.  Face à la menace croissante, l’Institut fédéral Robert Koch (RKI) maintient ses recommandations contre la consommation de tomates, concombres et salades crues et conseille d’adopter une hygiène irréprochable des mains pour éviter la transmission de la bactérie. Le 1 juin 2011 à 17:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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PeaceHealth joins Apple Health Records app

first_imgAdd Vancouver-based PeaceHealth to the list of local providers using Apple’s Health Records software.Health Records is part of the Apple Health app, which can be found on most iPhones. Health Records coordinates medical data from various providers into one space. That includes data on allergies, prior conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vital signs.Data are encrypted and also protected with a phone’s password and touch or face IDs. The program is also something patients have to opt into. If you choose to set up an account, you will receive notifications when the data is updated.Will Weider, senior vice president and chief information officer with PeaceHealth, said he thinks Health Records points toward the future of health care, where easy, on-demand access to patient information is becoming more important.“We’ve really been pushing greater patient convenience,” Weider said.Weider can speak to Health Records’ usefulness, as he recently took a spill during a bike ride in Las Vegas. He had to visit a local health care provider, and they asked if he was taking any medications. Weider just pulled out his phone and accessed his medical records through the app.“Your records come together in one place on your phone,” Weider said.PeaceHealth was officially added to Apple’s Health Records project in December, the same month the Vancouver health care provider acquired Portland-based Zoom+Care, which provides on-demand retail and digital care through the internet and neighborhood clinics. Zoom also focuses on a more modern approach to health care, allowing patients to schedule same-day appointments at Zoom locations through their phone or computers and chat with doctors online.last_img read more

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Pochettino praises Son Heungmin

Pochettino praises Son Heungmin

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur boss believes the South Korean will continue to get better in the English Premier LeagueSon Heung-min scored the third goal for Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, as his team defeated Chelsea 3-1 in the English Premier League.And for the Spurs’ boss Mauricio Pochettino, the South Korean will only get better in the upcoming weeks.“You can see on the pitch, Son’s performance was fantastic and you can see he deserved it because the summer for him was very difficult,” Pochettino told Sport BT.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“In the last international break, he was here, training hard. It is one of the reasons that he showed he is fresh, his physical condition is much better and I think it is going to help him for the rest of the season.”“It was fantastic, everyone that saw the game was in love with the action,” he added.“It was fantastic action, talent. It was a fantastic capacity to make what he made, it was an outstanding action for a very good player like him.”last_img read more

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First Annual Train Stop Market Highlights All Whistle Hill Loop Has To

First Annual Train Stop Market Highlights All Whistle Hill Loop Has To

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There’s something about summer, everyone just wants to be outside. So of course, this is where they headed with the first annual Train Stop Market on Whistle Hill loop with a two day outdoor market featuring a variety of vendors from the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage area.Among the vendors was owner of Steamer Trunk Fashion Boutique, Amie Hagen: “We loved getting to be a part of the first annual Train Stop Market! It is so great to have a place to get together with other local entrepreneurs and share our passions, skills, and products with the community. All of the music performers did an amazing job as well as the food and retail vendors and we at Steamer Trunk are so looking forward to coming out again next year!” According to Krull she plans to make this an annual event. The event came together with the help of Aimee Zulkanycz, Jordan Love and Flossie Foster. With a mixture of vintage train cars, modern food & coffee preparation, hitching posts and Tesla charging stations, according to owner and operator Mary Krull they aim to balance the old and the new into creating an unforgettable experience.The event took place on Friday and Saturday. Krull said it was a huge success: “This was not my idea, three lovely ladies came to me and asked if they could use the space and hold the event and it was a success.” center_img Whistle Hill is home to an espresso shop, restaurant, gift shop and art gallery, Whistle Hill is Soldotna’s newest destination development that provides a meeting place for locals and visitors alike, which is what this event aimed to highlight.last_img read more

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Aquaman actor Jason Momoa shaves off his beard heres his new look

first_imgJason Momoa with his facial hairInstagramJason Momoa has trimmed down his facial hair for the environment. Well, that’s what he stated in a YouTube/Instagram video where he shared how he trimmed it.The Aquaman actor, who is especially known for his glorious beard and gorgeous facial hair bid farewell to them on Wednesday. In his video, Momoa also admitted that he hasn’t shaved since 2012 so it was a big deal for him to do something like this. “I think 2012 is the last time I shaved,” he said in the clip. Since his famous roles like Khal Drogo in HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and Arthur Curry in DC Comics’ Aquaman movie have had him don healthy facial hair, it does come across as, well, different. He did bid adieu to his characters, “Goodbye Drogo. Goodbye Arthur Curry.”More importantly, though, he admitted to taking such a step to promote a healthier planet. “Most importantly, I just want to do this to bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet,” he said. “And if we have a solution, I don’t want to bitch about it. There’s only one thing that can really help our planet and save our planet as long as we recycle—and that’s aluminium. Aquaman is trying to do the best he can—for my kids, for your kids, for the world. Clean up the oceans, clean up the land. Love you guys.”Momoa has been a patron of promoting good health on his Instagram. But looks like he wants to take his role of Aquaman more seriously and work towards a better and healthier environment. The last time Jason Momoa was spotted sporting his facial hair was at the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere.Since it is the final season, many of the former Game of Thrones actors were present for the premiere. Speaking to ET, the actor stated at the premiere, “It’s an honour [to be here]. Momoa further added, “I love David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]. David, Dan, Emilia, Kit [Harington], those are the people I’m really closest to, so it’s just, it’s a beautiful thing to be a part of this show.”last_img read more

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Virat Kohli considers Test series win in Australia at par with 2011

first_imgVirat Kohli kissing the Border-Gavaskar trophy after India’s victory in AustraliaMark Kolbe/Getty ImagesEight years ago, Virat Kohli was an emerging player alongside legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the Indian ODI team. That group of players achieved the memorable feat of winning the 2011 World Cup at home.In January, this year, Kohli, now established as a legend in Indian cricket and the best batsman in the world currently, led his team to a historic Test series win in Australia, the nation’s first in the land down under.The question is bound to be raised: Which of these two accomplishments Kohli considers bigger? In an interview that he and India head coach Ravi Shastri gave to Cricbuzz, the ace batsman decided to treat them as equally big.Kohli’s view”I would put the win in Australia at par with the World Cup,” was the reply of the current India skipper who led the Test side to the famous 2-1 win against the Aussies earlier this year.But Virat was also quick to emphasize the pre-eminent position of World Cup in the cricket world. “Look, you cannot place a World Cup win below anything else. It is a global tournament and the significance and the charm of the tournament is something else. It is always going to be the most important tournament in world cricket,” the 30-year old added. Kohli was relatively a junior member of the 2011 WC-winning sideINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesHowever, the difficulty of Tests and the history of the team in Australia made the win in that nation equally important for India skipper. “If you look at the challenges that Test cricket brings, if you look at the fact that we had never ever done something like this in Australia before, then this becomes supremely significant too,” he explained.It may also be assumed that Kohli’s view on this issue is also affected by the fact that in 2011, he was a relatively junior member of the team while on the Australian tour of 2018/19, he was not only captaining the side but leading its batting unit. But, he and Shastri also insisted in the interview that putting team above everything is the new mantra of this Indian side.”I think the big shift in mindset was when from individuals, the focus moved to team culture and they (the players) started relishing a challenge. Take up a challenge and treat it as an opportunity,” Shastri asserted.last_img read more

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Balaji Telefilms shares rise despite weak box office opening by Great Grand

first_img“Great Grand Masti” (“Masti 3″) may have got an average opening at the box office apparently due to the movie’s print leaked online ahead of its July 15 release, but that has not impacted the share price of its producer, Balaji Telefilms.The Balaji Telefilms stock rose 3.85 percent to an intraday high of Rs. 99.70 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday and was trading at Rs. 97.40, up 1.46 percent at around 12.36 p.m.”Great Grand Masti,” starring Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Urvashi Rautela in key roles, faced a setback when its prints were leaked online, much to the detriment of Balaji Telefilms, which had listed the adult comedy as one of the five movies that had huge potential to boost its revenues.The company had pinned high hopes on the film, closing deals for music and broadcasts, along with a slew of other films. “Successfully closed revenue deals on 5 movies with key broadcasters, overseas and music deals for upcoming movies at Rs. 682.5 million,” the company had said in its presentation posted on BSE website on May 18. The other four movies were “Udta Punjab”, “Azhar”, “Flying Jat”, “Half Girlfriend” and “XXX”. The reviews for the adult comedy were largely negative.  “Great Grand Masti” earned Rs. 5 crore in two days of its release, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.#GreatGrandMasti Fri 2.50 cr, Sat 2.50 cr. Total: ₹ 5 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 17, 2016″Sultan,” the Salman Khan movie released during Eid early this month, seems to have remained steady despite the release of the adult comedy. The Salman Khan starrer has kept cash registers ringing at the box office for its producer Yash Raj Films, with the earnings till Sunday estimated at more than Rs. 260 crore.#Sultan continued its TRIUMPHANT run on Sun… Crosses ₹ 260 cr… Is now 4th HIGHEST GROSSER, after #PK, #BajrangiBhaijaan, #Dhoom3.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 18, 2016Yash Raj Films is not listed on the stock exchanges. Shares of Eros International Media, another film production and distribution company, were trading at Rs. 215.35 apiece on the Bombay Stock Exchange, up 2.23 percent from their previous close.last_img read more

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EU urges urgent deescalation of tensions in Myanmar

EU urges urgent deescalation of tensions in Myanmar

first_imgRohingya Muslims are entering Bangladesh. The European Union (EU) has said there is an urgent need for a de-escalation of tensions in Rakhine State of Myanmar, on all sides, and for full observance of international human rights law.”The European Union stands in solidarity with the Bangladeshi authorities, who have played a crucial humanitarian role in welcoming the refugees who have arrived as a result of the crisis,” said High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini in a statement on the situation in Rakhine State.Mogherini said unrestricted humanitarian access, including for aid workers, is essential in order to reach those who desperately need it.The government of Myanmar has committed to implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State. “This should be done without delay and with full determination.”The European Union offered its full support in practical terms to the government’s implementation of the recommendations, which is the way to avoid the further deterioration of the situation and to move forward.The situation in Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar is extremely serious and has our full attention, the statement reads.”The situation in Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar is extremely serious and has our full attention. Today, I was in touch with the foreign minister of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, following her visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, and through our European Union Delegation in Yangon and elsewhere, we are in close contact with the authorities in Myanmar, in the region and beyond,” said the Vice President.The European Union is committed to supporting the government of Myanmar and all stakeholders in finding sustainable solutions towards lasting peace, stability and prosperity, for the benefit of the whole population, reads the statement”As the European Union, we condemn the attacks on 25 August on Myanmar security forces in Northern Rakhine State and the subsequent violence, and we expect the perpetrators to be brought to justice in line with the rule of law.”The security forces involved in ongoing operations have a duty to exercise maximum restraint and to protect unarmed civilians, said the Vice President.last_img read more

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Woman set on fire by husband in Satkhira

Woman set on fire by husband in Satkhira

first_imgA woman suffered severe burn injuries as her husband allegedly set her on fire at Bagmara village in Tala upazila on Saturday night.Victim Munni Khatun, 25, who was undergoing treatment at Satkhira Sadar Hospital, said her husband Musa Gazi used to beat her and asked to go to her father’s home as she gave birth to a dead child five months back.Following a quarrel over the same issue last night, her husband poured kerosene and set fire on her when she was asleep. Hearing her scream, locals rushed in and admitted her to sadar hospital.Hospital’s residential medical officer Farhad Jamil said the housewife was admitted to the hospital with 75 percent burns. She was referred to Dhaka for better treatment.Necessary measures would be taken, if complaint is filed, said officer-in-charge of Patkhel Danga police station Molla Jakir Hossain.last_img read more

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FIRST ANNUAL CHERRY HILL ARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

FIRST ANNUAL CHERRY HILL ARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

first_imgThe Cherry Hill Arts & Music Festival is a day-long free celebration of performing and visual arts including performances by Navasha Daya, TT the Artist, Lafayette Gilchrest and others. The festival gives attendees the rare and special opportunity to enjoy live music performances and artist demonstrations, entertain their families with interactive “ARTivities” and learn about the cultural vibrancy of the Cherry Hill community while activating green spaces in Cherry Hill’s Reedbird Park The festival is on Saturday, August 19th. For more information, visit www.cherryhillfest.com.FIRST ANNUAL CHERRY HILL ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVALlast_img

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Cardinals Fall at No 1 Boston College in ACC Tourney Opener

first_img Box Score (PDF) BOSTON, Mass. – University of Louisville women’s lacrosse concluded the 2019 campaign with a 15-4 defeat at No. 1 Boston College in the ACC Tournament opener on Wednesday afternoon.With the loss, the Cardinals finish the season with a 5-13 record, while the Eagles improve to 18-0 and advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals.”We played a lot of defense today, but that’s a credit to Boston College. When we made plays defensively and we got clears, we either didn’t get the best look or the goalie made a great save,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “In the second half, I thought our confidence on offense grew and we went toe-to-toe with them.”In the first half, Louisville had six caused turnovers, but could not get on the scoreboard as all six shots on goal were saved and they went into the locker room trailing 8-0.Ally Hall got the Cards on the board at the 28:50 mark of the second half and two minutes later made it two straight as she helped pull Louisville within 8-2.Boston College answered with two straight goals before Kayla Marshall scored on a nice assist from Tessa Chad in transition to make it 10-3.Caroline Blalock finished the scoring for the Cards with six minutes to go to pull within 11-4, but the Eagles closed the game with four straight goals as Louisville fell, 15-4.  For the second straight game, UofL limited BC’s Sam Apuzzo, the nation’s leading point scorer, to just a goal and an assist. They also held Boston College to 15 goals, which is their fifth lowest scoring game of the season.After being named All-ACC Second Team yesterday, Chad concludes her career at Louisville with 98 goals, which ranks 10th all-time in program history.”Tessa has been the heart and soul of our program the last two years,” said Teeter. “It’s more than just scoring goals, it’s the leadership that she’s brought to a young team that’s going to be missed the most.”The Cardinals finished the game with 11 caused turnovers and won the turnover battle, 20-16. Brenna Shanahan led the way with four caused turnovers.For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse.Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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