• Come From Away creators over the moon after 7 Tony nominations

    first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The cast of ‘Come From Away’ is shown in this undated handout photo. (HO / The Canadian Press) Login/Register With: Advertisement Christopher Ashley has also been nominated for Best Direction of a Musical and Jenn Colella, who has earned raves as a trailblazing American Airlines pilot, has been nominated for Best Actress in a Featured Role. The musical has also been nominated for Best Choreography and Lighting.Producer Michael Rubinoff was celebrating in Gander, N.L., where residents opened their homes and hearts to thousands of U.S. passengers who were stranded after U.S. airspace was temporarily closed after the attacks in 2001. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook The Canadian creative duo behind Come From Away, the warm-hearted musical about Newfoundland hospitality in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, are thrilled to be in contention for the Tony Awards.“We’re over the moon,” said David Hein on Tuesday after the show, written by Hein and wife Irene Sankoff, earned seven Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.“We’ve got people all over the world sending us congratulations. We’ve been working on this and going from city to city and making changes and just really sticking to the truth of the story . . . and to see it recognized in this way is absolutely unbelievable,” Sankoff said. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

  • First Nation goaltending hero Carey Price back to work

    first_imgAPTN National NewsCarey Price led Team Canada to a gold medal in men’s hockey at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.He answered questions from the media about the Olympics.last_img

  • MTY Food Group acquires Allo Mon Coco chain of breakfast and lunch

    MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. has signed a deal to acquire Allo! Mon Coco, a chain of breakfast and lunch restaurants.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.Allo! Mon Coco has 39 franchised restaurants including 38 in Quebec and one in Ontario.MTY says the chain had roughly $57 million in system sales in the last 12 months.The deal includes the Allo! Mon Coco trademark for the world except the United States. Under the deal, MTY will obtain a right of first refusal should the owners of the trademark for the United States decide to sell it.MTY is a franchisor and operator of a broad range of restaurants including shopping mall food court staples such as Thai Express, Vanellis and Manchu Wok, as well as full-service restaurants such as Baton Rouge, Pizza Delight and Scores.Companies in this story: (TSX:MTY)The Canadian Press read more

  • How the major US stock indexes fared Friday

    Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Friday and notched their second-straight weekly loss, as investors were whipsawed by contradictory developments in the Trump administration’s array of trade conflicts.Technology and industrial companies dropped the most. The S&P hasn’t fallen for two consecutive weeks since last year, but it remains about 14% higher so far in 2019.On Friday:The S&P 500 fell 16.79 points, or 0.6%, to 2,859.53.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 98.68 points, or 0.4%, to 25,764.The Nasdaq composite dropped 81.76, or 1%, to 7,816.28.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks gave up 21.48 points, or 1.4%, to 1,535.76.For the week:The S&P 500 fell 21.87 points, or 0.8%.The Dow dropped 178.37 points, or 0.7%.The Nasdaq lost 100.66 points, or 1.3%.The Russell 2000 gave up 37.23 points, or 2.4%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 352.68 points, or 14.1%.The Dow is up 2,436.54 points, or 10.4%.The Nasdaq is up 1,181.01 points, or 17.8%.The Russell 2000 is up 187.20 points, or 13.9%.The Associated Press read more

  • Cameco Q1 profit up on Bruce Power stake sale

    Uranium miner Cameco said Tuesday it earned $131 million in its latest quarter, boosted by the sale of its stake in Bruce Power Limited Partnership.The company said the profit amounted to 33 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $9 million or two cents per diluted share a year ago. Revenue slipped to $419 million from $444 million in the first three months of 2013.Excluding one-time items, including the $127 million from the sale of Cameco’s stake in the Ontario-based Bruce Power nuclear facility, the company said it earned $36 million or nine cents per share compared with $27 million or seven cents per diluted share a year ago.Cameco said the increase was mainly due to higher sales volumes of uranium and higher realized prices, fees it paid due to the cancellation of its toll conversion agreement with Springfields Fuels Ltd. (SFL), which was to expire in 2016.During the quarter, Cameco produced 5.7 million pounds of uranium and sold 6.9 million pounds. That compared with production of 5.9 million pounds and sales of 5.1 million pounds in the same quarter last year.The company’s average realized price increased to $50.58 per pound compared with $48.25 a year ago, boosted by a weaker Canadian dollar.Last month, Cameco began ore production at its long-delayed Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan.The mine — a partnership with French nuclear giant Areva — first encountered underground flooding in 2006. Crews were able to safely re-enter the mine’s main working level almost a half-kilometre underground in 2010 once water was pumped out. But the mine was further delayed last year to repair a leaking tank.Between Cameco and Areva, the cost of the Cigar Lake mine came in at $2.6 billion.The McClean Lake mill, operated by Areva, is expected to begin processing the ore to uranium concentrate by the end of the second quarter and produce between two million and three million pounds of uranium concentrate this year. It expects to ramp up to its full production rate of 18 million pounds by 2018.The McClean Lake joint venture is 70 per cent owned and operated by Areva. The other McClean Lake joint venture partners are Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML), 22.5 per cent and OURD (Canada) Co. Ltd., 7.5 per cent. read more

  • JVP accuses UNP of failing to protect revolution

    He said that the August 17 Parliament election takes place in the backdrop of President Maithripala Srisena also betraying the people by giving nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the election. Silva said that during the 100 days it was in power, the UNP looked at strengthening its power and not protecting the mandate given on January 8 to President Maithripala Sirisena. “We have produced a list which can be accepted by the public. The JVP has given an ear to the public,” he added.Silva said that the theme of the JVP at the August 17 Parliament election would be focused on a new beginning for the country and they are confident of securing several seats in Parliament.He said that the JVP is the only political party contesting the election with proper principles and a clear policy. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today accused the United National Party (UNP) of failing to protect the January 8 revolution.JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the UNP and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had also turned their backs on a declaration they signed to ensure clean politicians are nominated to contest the August 17 election. The JVP says it now has the responsibility, and so do the people, to ensure the January 8 revolution is protected on August 17.Silva said that while both the UNP and UPFA have nominated some candidates who have allegations against their name to contest the Parliament election, the JVP has nominated candidates with a clean sheet. The JVP launched its election campaign in Maharagama today and and will have at least 100 main election rallies around the island. (Colombo Gazette) read more

  • Deflategate Doesnt Explain The Patriots Romping All Over The Colts

    Seven seasons after Spygate, when the New England Patriots got caught in a bit of rule-bending, the team finds itself embroiled in yet another controversy: Deflate-gate.According to ESPN’s sources, 11 of the 12 game balls allotted to New England for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts were underinflated by a couple pounds per square inch, failing to meet NFL regulations. This is potentially significant because a flatter football is easier to throw and catch, particularly in the rainy conditions of Sunday’s game.On its face, this would seem to be a story impenetrable to data analysis. We don’t yet know who or what was responsible for the deflation. It’s also impossible to quantify how much of a boost the Patriots’ passing game received from the flat balls, and although officials detected the underinflated balls at halftime, it’s not clear in which segments of the game the Patriots used the offending balls (for what it’s worth, New England’s highest-scoring quarter came immediately after halftime).But analytics can at least begin to assess how much of the Patriots’ 38-point victory can be attributed to their passing game.According to Pro-Football-Reference’s expected points metric, which tracks how many net points are added by each play after accounting for down, distance and field position, Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing offense added 14.1 points to the team’s margin. By contrast, Andrew Luck and the Colts contributed -10.5 expected points through the air, so the difference between the two teams’ passing production was worth about 24.6 points of scoring margin to the Patriots — still about two touchdowns shy of the Colts’ entire scoreboard deficit.Now, expected points don’t take into account the leverage of the game situation in which they were produced, so here’s what the game looks like if we break down Pro-Football-Reference’s Win Probability Added (WPA) numbers by play type and quarter:In terms of game-level WPA, the biggest differences between New England and Indianapolis were in the running game and on special teams, not passing. Also, the Colts’ passing attack piled up more WPA than the Pats did in the game’s first half, when the fullest effect of the deflated balls would presumably have been felt.Again, we don’t know exactly how much of a boost Brady and company received due to the deflated footballs, but it’s tough to make the statistical case that a moderately reduced Patriots passing game would be enough to close the gap between New England and Indianapolis in other areas of the game. Any deflation effect would have to be much larger to cause that kind of difference.All of this is probably beside the point, though. Statistically, the Patriots’ videotaping during the Spygate era probably didn’t make much difference either, but the scandal lent an air of illegitimacy to the NFL’s last dynasty. Depending on what the league’s investigation uncovers here, New England could find another unfortunate footnote attached to one of the most impressive 14-year runs in football history. read more

  • St Georges flag to fly over 10 Downing St for England World

    The Cross of St George will fly over 10 Downing Street for England’s remaining World Cup matches and a Scottish politician has vowed to put the two nations’ bitter footballing rivalry to one side and follow suit.Theresa May told MPs she will be encouraging other departments across Whitehall to adopt the practice for the team’s remaining clashes in Russia.And Scotland Secretary David Mundell answered her call, seemingly throwing his support behind Gareth Southgate’s men. Mr Mundell, the Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, said he was “happy” to fly the England flag from the Scotland Office – and expected other departments to reciprocate if Scotland reach the next World Cup finals in Qatar in 2022.Asked on Twitter whether he would be following the PM’s call for Whitehall departments to display the Cross of St George, Mr Mundell replied: “Happy to do so as I am confident No 10 and other UK departments will be flying the saltire in 2022.”Speaking in the Commons, Mrs May congratulated England on making it through to the next round and told MPs: “No 10 will be flying the England flag on the day of each of England’s matches from now on.”We will be encouraging other government departments to do the same. “I’m going to go further than my predecessors. Next year we will do the same for the women’s World Cup.” On Thursday, England face Belgium in their final group fixture of the World Cup to decide who will finish top of the pool. Next week, the last-16 round will see Harry Kane and his team bid to win the Three Lions’ first knockout game in major tournaments for 12 years. The flag will soar above Downing Street for the fixture, but England’s opponents have yet to be decided.  Tourists and England fans will be treated to at least two sights of the flag flying above Downing Street, with Gareth Southgate’s team already through to the knockout stages.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mrs May made the pledge during Prime Minister’s Questions after Tory MP Nick Boles called for a show of patriotism across public buildings.The former minister had launched a petition to campaign for the move.He said: “Across the country people are taking great pride in the disciplined performance of Gareth Southgate’s young and diverse team.”Strict protocols govern which flags can be flown from government buildings and when.No 10 is currently flying the Armed Forces Day flag to mark a week of celebrations in honour of Britain’s military.A Labour source said that Jeremy Corbyn currently has a Cross of St George in his office, but declined to say whether the leader would fly the flag outside the party HQ or his own home.”Jeremy is a strong football supporter and he is supporting the England team and I’m sure he will find his own way of expressing that,” said the source. read more

  • Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for ignorant and racist Bollywood war

    first_imgDespite his defence, Noah apologised for any hurt he caused and responded to Sikander, noting that he has himself joked about his mother’s shooting.“Actually if you watch my stand up you’ll see that I did make jokes after my mother was shot in the head. As a comedian I use comedy to process pain and discomfort in my world but I am sorry that this hurt you and others, that’s not what I was trying to do,” he posted. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Trevor Noah/Twitter 22 Comments Source: Swara Bhasker/Twitter 34,558 Views (Click here if video doesn’t play)Indian writer Zainab Sikander also criticised Noah given a history of gun violence in his own family, tweeting: It’s amazing to me that my joke about the conflict in India and Pakistan trended more than the story of the actual conflict itself. Sometimes it seems like people are more offended by the jokes comedians make about an issue than the issue itself.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 2, 2019 Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 3:36 PMcenter_img Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for ‘ignorant and racist’ Bollywood war joke Noah was speaking about the tensions between India and Pakistan. Short URL Share119 Tweet Email Source: Comedy Central UK/YouTubeDAILY SHOW HOST Trevor Noah has apologised and defended himself against accusations of racism and insensitivity following jokes he made about the India-Pakistan conflict.In a monologue on the satirical news programme, the South African comedian put on an Indian accent and portrayed a potential war between the two nations in the form of a Bollywood movie. “If they did go to war it would probably be most entertaining war of all time,” Noah said on the Comedy Central programme Tensions between the nuclear nations ratcheted in recent weeks following a suicide attack in the disputed Kashmir region that killed 40 Indian soldiers and the violence that followed.  The loss of life caused some to criticise Noah for making light of the situation and for promoting racial stereotypes while doing so. Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker tweeted a clip of Noah’s monologue, saying that his stereotyping was “ignorant and racist” and that “Hindi is not gibberish”.Indian comedian Mallika Dua also criticised the routine, labelling it as “shockingly unintelligent and tone-deaf”. Mar 3rd 2019, 3:36 PM It’s sad when someone who’s had a violent past mocks war through a Bollywood stereotype. @Trevornoah’s mother was shot in the head by her husband (Trevor’s stepfather). Imagine someone making fun of it with a Xhosa stereotype – the tribe his mum belongs to.Responding to the criticism on Twitter yesterday, Noah said that people who had issues with his jokes needed to put them in perspective. @Trevornoah 1. War isn’t funny or entertaining. 2. Hindi is not gibberish. Ur stereotype of indo- pak is ignorant & racist. 3. Ur set smacks of essentialism & a patronising generalisation & is v #FirstWorld 4. Human lives were lost & at stake. SO disappointing! @ComedyCentral— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) March 1, 2019 By Rónán Duffylast_img read more

  • Forced begging

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A 40-year-old man was detained by police in Thessaloniki yesterday on charges of forcing his 29-year-old partner and their children to beg for money in Bulgaria and in Greece before pocketing the proceeds. The 40-year-old, who was arrested in the center of the northern city following a tip-off, was to face a local prosecutor on charges of people trafficking. Police said the suspect was a foreign national but did not determine his country of origin.last_img

  • Stamoulis island sold to Qatar Emir

    first_imgThe Stamoulis family-owned Greek island of Oxia has been sold to Qatar Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, along with five other Greek islands. The initial asking price of Oxia, situated in the Ionian Sea near Ithaca, was $8.9 million (AUD), but the Qatari Emir secured the island along with five others for a bargain price of $10.8 million (AUD). The Emir first spotted the islands while cruising in his super yacht four years ago and plans to build a palace for his 24 children and three wives. Although there is potential for development, the islands are said to remain for private use for the family. A number of island owners, especially those who inherited island properties, are trying to sell them off due to recently introduced high taxation. As a result, asking prices have dropped considerably, while for serious offers, it is estimated that the owners are willing to make some substantial concessions. Denis Grivas, whose family owned the other islands involved in the Qatar sale said high taxes forced them to sell. “We are very, very happy to see them go. They have been on the market for nearly 40 years,” he said. But, as far as developing his new Islands, the Qatari prince will need to deal with Greek red tape. “There is a stupid law because in Greece we do everything upside down,” Grivas said. “That law says that whatever the size of your land, your home can be no bigger than 250 sq m. The Emir has reacted to this saying his bathroom is 250sq m and his kitchen alone has to be 1,000sq m, because otherwise how is he going to feed all his guests?” Sometimes problems can’t be solved by throwing money at them. Source: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • International Circulation Assembly Prez Challenges Members to Embrace Digital Medium

    first_imgThe International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations General Assembly recently concluded in Mexico and Chris Boyd, outgoing president of the Audit Bureau of Circulations U.K. and Ireland, challenged IFABC members to “embrace the digital medium.”Despite ongoing services already long in place by stateside organizations like ABC and BPA Worldwide offering digital auditing standards, Boyd encouraged circulation executives to remain engaged with a rapidly-changing environment. “The very nature of digital platforms has meant that it has become more challenging for those bureaux involved with digital auditing and reporting to stay ahead of the game and to continually deliver to the fast evolving market needs,” he said. Boyd’s comments were perhaps targeted to the smaller bureau members—there are 39 members in the IFABC from 36 countries—that still rely solely on the print medium. In his statements, Boyd advised members to use some of the revenue they get from their print customers to explore new media measurement. Boyd acknowledged that there are plenty of organizations that already measure digital media, including commercial competitors, and highlighted each bureau’s advantage of being well recognized by the advertising and media industries in their respective countries.last_img read more

  • Game of Thrones stars address season 8 backlash Dont call people names

    first_img Other panelists included John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark). David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pulled out two days early.  Comments Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at Comic-Con 2019: “At the end of the day, it’s absolutely fine — if you hated the ending, if you loved it, that’s great. Just don’t call people names.”  Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO When Game of Thrones ended its eighth season in May, not everyone was happy with how things turned out. In fact, internet unrest even manifest itself in a petition to redo the entire final season. At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday members of the cast talked about the backlash during a panel in Hall H.”It’s going to piss you off no matter what because it’s the end,” said Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister. He also noted that over the course of the show, plenty of other events made fans swear off the show, from Ned Stark’s fate to the Red Wedding.Along those lines, Conleth Hill, who played Varys, said he didn’t think the backlash was as drastic as what it seemed. 3:00 3 “I stole most of the scenes I was in.” After this panel, I think @ConlethHill is my new favorite. #GameOfThrones #GoTSDCC #SDCC2019— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 20, 2019 Comic-Con The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 Originally published July 19, 6:33 p.m. PT.  Now playing: Watch this: The Game of Thrones panel comes just a few days after the show garnered 32 Emmy nominations, including nods for best drama series, best lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor and supporting actress.Overall, Coster-Waldau said however fans felt was fine.”At the end of the day, it’s absolutely fine — if you hated the ending, if you loved it, that’s great,” he said. “Just don’t call people names.” TV and Movies Share your voice Tags The best San Diego Comic-Con celebrity disguises Game of Thrones 62 Photoslast_img read more

  • Plastic wraps on bouquets face ban

    first_imgHyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to ban wrapping of plastic covers for flower bouquets provided during various functions, celebrations and other events in Greater Hyderabad. GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore announced that the wrapping of plastic for the flower bouquets would be banned soon, as the plastic wraps that are less than 50 microns are a serious threat to the environment, he said. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us Dana Kishore held a meeting with shop owners of the flower bouquets at GHMC office on Friday. Khairatabad zonal commissioner Mushraff Ali, medical officer Bhargav Narayan present at the meeting. Commissioner said that plastic wraps which is being used for the bouquets dumped in nalas and lakes which is very harmful to the environment. He said that plastic wraps for bouquets would be banned soon, and that instead of plastic, only wrappers, paper, cloath and biodegradable covers should be wrapped.It is estimated that there are about 500 flower bouquets shops in city. Dana Kishore said this matter would be taken up at the standing committee meeting to get its approval.last_img read more

  • Ravichandran daughter wedding Rajinikanth Chiranjeevi and others attend the marriage reception See

    first_imgTamil superstar Rajinikanth at Ravichandran’s daiughter Geethajali’s wedding with Ajay.Deepak Vijay PhotographyCrazy Star Ravichandran’s daughter Geethanjali is tying the knot in a traditional event on Wednesday, 29 May. She is marrying businessman Ajay in a grand event held at White Petals in Palace Grounds.A day before the marriage, the wedding reception was held at the same venue which saw the presence of the bigwigs from politics and film industry. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, BJP State President, BS Yeddyrurappa, Shruthi, Telugu Mega Star Chiranjeevi, Tamil actor Sivaji Prabhu, politician Cheluvarayaswamy, Ananth Nag, Rashmika Mandanna, Sundar Raj, Shanvi Srivatsava, Upendra, Priyanka Upendra, Shivaram, Vijay Raghavendra, Ganesh, filmmaker SV Rajendra Singh Babu and Ramesh Aravind were among the prominent personalities who were spotted at the event. Huge number of guests are expected to attend the wedding and seating arrangments for over 10,000 people have been made in the venue. Ravichandran’s close friend and musician Hamsalekha’s team will entertain the guests with the music.It is billed as one of the expensive weddings in Sandalwood in the recent years. But Ravichandran has refused to speak about the money being spent on the wedding. “The costliest thing that we are gifting her is our happy tears. I am happy that she is getting married, but the thought of she going to her husband’s place makes me emotional,” he said in a press meet before the wedding.The highlight of the wedding is Ravichandran has composed a song about father-daughter relationship. “She did not give any response upon listening to the number. Later, my wife told me that she was weeping after hearing the song, repeatedly,” he added. 1/5 Ramesh Aravind at Ravichandran’s daughter Wedding ReceptionDeepak Vijay PhotographyRamesh Aravind at Ravichandran’s daughter Wedding ReceptionDeepak Vijay PhotographySV Rajendra Singh Babu at Ravichandran’s daughter Wedding Reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyUpendra and Priyanka at Ravichandran’s daughter Wedding Reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyShivaraj Kumar at Ravichandran’s daughter Wedding Reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyPreviousNextRavichandran is known as a dream merchant in Sandalwood whook the technical standards to new heights in Sandalwood. His love for colorful frames and songs won a lot of appreciation across South India. 1/6 Sivaji Prabhu at Ravichandran’s daughter wedding reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyGeethanjali Ravichandran with her man, Ajay at her wedding reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyCrazy Star Ravichandran at his daughter’s Wedding Reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyShivaraj Kumar at Ravichandran’s daughter Wedding ReceptionDeepak Vijay PhotographyGeethanjali Ravichandran’s wedding reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyRavichandran at his daughter’s Wedding Reception.Deepak Vijay PhotographyPreviousNextlast_img read more

  • Trinamool delegation visits violencehit Bhatpara

    first_imgKolkata: An eight-member Trinamool legislature party delegation visited violence-hit Bhatpara in West Bengal on Friday, more than a week after two persons were allegedly killed in police firing, and demanded local BJP MP Arjun Singh’s arrest for fomenting trouble in the area. Senior Trinamool Congress leaders including State Food Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Fire Minister Sujit Bose, Science and Technology Minister Bratya Basu and party MLAs Partha Bhowmick and Nirmal Ghosh reached Bhatpara on Friday afternoon and talked to the locals. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “People are not well. There has been constant violence and bombings in some areas. BJP has terrorised people for the last one month. The entire Bengal should see that wherever BJP makes inroads, unrest follows. There has been attacks on not just the Muslims but many Bengali-speaking people here. We have urged police to firmly handle the situation and reinstate peace,” Hakim said after meeting the Barrackpore Police Commissioner. “Arjun Singh is a criminal. He and his men have brought in arms in the area. We demand that Arjun Singh and the miscreants backed by him should be arrested immediately for keeping illegal weapons,” he claimed. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Noting that the state government and Trinamool Congress are with the affected people of Bhatpara, Hakim said one family member of each of the deceased persons will be given a government job while the injured will be given compensation. “All those who were killed here in violence will be given jobs by the Bengal government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced compensation to those whose houses have been damaged in the violence. We have asked the Police Commissioner to take the family members of the two people killed last week to state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ so that they can be given jobs as well,” the Trinamool Congress leader said. “The government has directed the police to reinstate peace. We will come again after a week to take stock of the situation. BJP is trying to foment unrest across Bengal by creating a communal divide. Mamata Banerjee has stopped them,” he said. Barrackpore Police Commissioner Manoj Kumar Verma said family members of four of seven people killed so far in the post-poll violence in Bhatpara will be given compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh. “We are told that government jobs will be provided to one member from each of the four families. This has been sanctioned so far. We have not received any details about the rest three,” Verma told the reporters here. A three-member central delegation of the BJP had visited Bhatpara and met the families of the two deceased last week. A joint delegation of Left Front and Congress went to Bhatpara on June 27 to hold a peace rally but were stopped by the police as CrPC 144 was still imposed in the area. A team of intellectuals also held a rally in Kankinara-Bhatpara area on Thursday and urged the locals to reinstate peace. Bhatpara and its adjoining Kankinara, Jagaddal, and Naihati areas under the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency have been on the boil since the general election results on May 23. Former Trinamool MLA from Bhatpara Arjun Singh, who defected to the BJP just before the 2019 polls, won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat while his son Pawan Singh won the Assembly by-election from Bhatpara. A fresh flare-up in the area on June 20 left two persons dead and at least four others injured when the police had to open fire, prompting the administration to impose prohibitory orders in the affected areas.last_img read more

  • Charlize Theron stars as bi mom in upcoming comedy drama Tully

    first_imgMarlo is struggling after recently giving birth to her third child.Unfortunately, her husband isn’t much help.This is when night nurse Tully steps in.Marlo’s wealthier brother steps in by paying for a night nurse to help take care of newborn Mia.Tully is 26, and she’s described as a ‘millennial Mary Poppins.’Mackenzie Davis plays Tully. She is best recognized as one of the actresses from Black Mirror’s San Junipero episode. Charlize Theron is about to appear on our screens as another bi character.Tully is an upcoming comedy drama about struggling mother, Marlo. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) To begin with, Marlo is hesitant to accept help but soon realizes she needs it.The movie then documents as the pair bond. We then watch as Marlo develops romantic feelings for Tully.Theron has spoken before about her frustration at the lack of bi representation. She also has spoken about experimenting with women when she was younger.She also played a bisexual character in her previous movie, Atomic Blonde.Find Tully at a movie theatre near you from 20 April.Watch the trailer belowShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Charlize Theron expresses ‘frustration’ at lack of bisexual representation5 refreshing bisexual movies you need to watch this Bi Visibility MonthWe need to talk about bi erasure in media: ever heard of the Unicorn Scale?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

  • Iran says US ban targets grandmothers

    first_img Friday, June 30, 2017 WASHINGTON — Iran’s foreign minister has denounced the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban as a “truly shameful exhibition of blind hostility to all Iranians” – and a measure that will prevent Iranian grandmothers from seeing their grandchildren in America.The remarks by Mohammad Javad Zarif came after the Trump administration set criteria for visa applicants from the six Muslim-majority nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States.The guidelines sent to U.S. embassies and consulates initially said applicants must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the U.S. Later, the State Department and the Homeland Security Department added “fiancé” to that definition of “close familial relationship” _ but not grandparents or grandchildren.Zarif, who has persistently assailed the travel ban, wrote on his Twitter account that the “U.S. now bans Iranian grandmothers from seeing their grandchildren, in a truly shameful exhibition of blind hostility to all Iranians.”More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedMeanwhile the scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is likely to generate a new round of court battles.The new rules came into effect yesterday but didn’t spark the protests and chaos at airports around the world that marked the original order last January.Instead of an outright ban as once proposed, the new rules tighten already-tough visa policies affecting citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. Refugees are covered as well.U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Dan Hetlage says his agency expects business as usual at ports of entry, with all valid visa holders still being able to travel.Nonetheless, immigration and refugee advocates are vowing to challenge the new requirements.The Trump administration has struggled to explain how the immigration policy will make the United States safer. << Previous PostNext Post >> Iran says U.S. ban targets ‘grandmothers’ Tags: America, Donald Trump, Iran Share Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • India floods kill 10 endangered lions near Gujarat sanctuary

    first_imgFILE – In this May 10, 2015 file photo, an Asiatic lion rests at its enclosure at the Kamala Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmadabad, India. Gujarat forest officials say in a report that the rains killed at least 10 of the country’s 523 lions, the last members of the subspecies left anywhere in the wild. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 0 Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories The animal deaths underline conservationists’ concerns about keeping all of the lions in a single location.The conservationists argued successfully in India’s Supreme Court in 2013 for some to be relocated to a second sanctuary far away, to prevent the population from being hit all at once by natural disaster or disease. But Gujarat has resisted moving any of the lions.“There is no cause for panic,” said C.N. Pandey, a top forest official in Gujarat. “Conservation efforts are ongoing.”The lions died in two badly flooded areas near their sanctuary in Gir National Forest in southern Gujarat. Pandey said a single day of rain, on June 26, had dumped 26 centimeters (10.24 inches) of water in the area and turned a 100-square-kilometer (40-square-mile) area “into an unbroken sheet of water.”Other lions were found in “weak health and shocked condition,” and were given treatment and food supplements, the report said, according to the Press Trust of India.Hundreds of park workers, animal activists and villagers launched a search for the lions, and found about 80 “roaming safely in their territory, killing wild animals and blue bulls from the surrounding areas,” the report said. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies ___Associated Press writer R.K. Misra contributed to this report from Ahmedabad, India.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories NEW DELHI (AP) — Monsoon flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world’s last population of wild Asiatic lions, forest officials said in a report.At least 81 people died in mudslides, collapsed homes or high waters in Gujarat state, while thousands were forced to evacuate their homes.The rains also killed at least 10 of the country’s 523 lions — the last members of the subspecies left anywhere in the wild — as well as prey animals, including more than 80 spotted deer and 1,670 Asian antelope called blue bulls, according to a report submitted over the weekend to the federal environment ministry in New Delhi.last_img read more