For me Irrfan is the biggest Khan Kareena Kapoor

first_imgMumbai: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Salman Khan — actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has worked with all of them on the big screen, but she feels most “privileged” to join creative forces with Irrfan Khan in “Angrezi Medium”. Kareena will be playing a small yet significant role of a policewoman in “Angrezi Medium”, a sequel to the 2017 film “Hindi Medium”. Asked about how she is preparing for the role, Kareena told IANS here: “Oh God, I am super excited for this film. I have worked with all the Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir and Saif. But for me, it is an honour and privilege to work with Irrfan Khan. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “He is the pioneer, one of the finest actors among all the Khans if I may say, and he is the biggest Khan for me. So, I had to tick that box of acting with Irrfan Khan. I know it is a small role but that does not matter. I know I am too excited, and I am really looking forward to this one.” The actress will start shooting for the film from May 15. It also features Radhika Madan and Pankaj Tripathi. Kareena has finished shooting the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Good News”, which also stars Diljit Dosanjh. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3′ wrap up Talking of Diljit, he has not been shy about his admiration for international reality TV star Kylie Jenner, and recently made a song titled “Kylie+Kareena”. Kareena, who worked with him in “Udta Punjab”, feels overwhelmed. “Diljit wrote the song and I am humbled and touched. He is a fine actor, really. Our first outing was �Udta Punjab’, which was a serious and intense story. “That film was special but �Good News’ is different as it is slightly in the comedy zone. So, it is easy to watch. But we really have a good story,” added the mother of 2-year-old Taimur Ali Khan, who is already a favourite among the paparazzi. While Kareena is “okay” with the attention that her son draws, she says what she dislikes is “when people call him a star”. “He is not… he is the child of star parents. He has to be an achiever in the future. But for now, let him live free,” she said. Kareena spoke to IANS on the sidelines of the 3rd edition of Radio4Child Award 2019, an initiative by Unicef. She says being a mother, such child care campaigns and initiatives are very close to her heart as she has realized how crucial the first two years of a child’s life are. “The vaccination, breastfeeding for the first six months, setting a routine that makes a pattern of eating, sleeping and also the warmth of the mother…everything has to be in place. “When you are a new mother, you might be unaware of such things. But with these campaigns like #EveryChildAlive, we are creating more awareness on child care,” added Unicef’s Celebrity Advocate.last_img read more

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If music be the food… play on UN launches song in war

14 May 2010The United Nations today mobilized some of the foremost artists of Africa and the airwaves of the world in launching a song and video to drum up support for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of combating hunger and poverty across the continent. The United Nations today mobilized some of the foremost artists of Africa and the airwaves of the world in launching a song and video to drum up support for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of combating hunger and poverty across the continent.With a catchy tune and rhythm, the song is sung by eight artists reflecting the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the targets for reducing extreme poverty, hunger and disease, while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability – that world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015.Between the verses a chorus declaims the iconic cry for freedom from the wars of liberation against Portuguese colonialism in Africa: a luta continua, the struggle goes on – only this time against each of the evils that deprive Africans of their human rights to a decent life. The song, entitled “8 Goals for Africa,” has also been recorded as a video to be screened across all fan parks and public viewing areas at soccer’s World Cup in South Africa next month, an event expected to be watched by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It will be disseminated free of charge locally and internationally.“There can be no spectators in the fight against poverty,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said at the song’s launch ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.UN Information Centres (UNICs) around the world are already calling on media in their regions to report on and air the song and video now. “This is a great opportunity to raise popular awareness of the MDGs, with the potential to reach millions of people,” UNIC South Africa said. “The organizers are hoping that when the song is played during the World Cup matches, audiences will already recognize the song and be able to sing along with key phrases.”The eight artists are: Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Oliver Mutukudzi (Zimbabwe), Mingas (Mozambique), Eric Wainaina (Kenya), HHP (South Africa), Baba Maal (Senegal), and the Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa).Hugh Masekela and Jimmy Dludlu (both South Africans) are two of the instrumentalists and the song was produced by world-renowned music producer, Arthur Baker. The music was composed by Mr. Dludlu, with lyrics by Mr. Wainaina. read more

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SecretaryGeneral welcomes start of national dialogue in Bahrain

5 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the start of a process of national dialogue in Bahrain, taking note of Government steps to improve the political atmosphere by creating an investigations commission, transferring some trials to civilian courts and releasing detainees. He encouraged the Bahraini authorities to take further steps towards political, economic and social reforms in accordance with the country’s international human rights obligations.“As the dialogue process gets under way, he urges the Government to do everything possible to ensure a genuine, all-inclusive and meaningful dialogue that will lead to tangible political, economic and social reforms which meet the legitimate aspirations of all Bahraini people,” according to a note released by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General.Mr. Ban said the process is essential for healing social tensions and promoting greater national unity and stability.Bahrain was recently hit by unrest similar to the popular protest movements in countries across North Africa and the Middle East this year, notably including Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Yemen.The Secretary-General had last month called for a process of political dialogue that would be “genuine, inclusive and lead to tangible outcomes which address the legitimate aspirations of all Bahrainis.” read more

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No outside solutions says President

Friends,The economic crises in the world also affect our country. But thanks to the Gama Neguma, Divi Neguma and the immense revival of agriculture we face this world food crisis very well. You know that we are becoming self-sufficient in food and are strong enough even to export food to the world outside. It is also important to understand the problems we face due to the rise in oil and gas prices. It is important to be aware of the reality. In face of all these we should be prepared to demonstrate our strength and courage to the world.We would be able to exist as an independent, sovereign state only if we strengthen our economy. We have to get together and work just as we got together and worked with dedication to defeat terrorism.Conspiracies and propaganda of terrorists based overseas have not abated still. When such things happen abroad some people here do various things to destabilize the Motherland. They expect to achieve in Sri Lanka certain results that happened in some countries of the world. Both these groups are one. Fuel and nutrition for this struggle in Sri Lanka are received from separatism active in foreign lands.Friends,We are engaged in the task of creating a stable peace and national unity after liberating the country from terrorism. This is not a task confined to one individual or a party. Remember, the country would not benefit by trying to please selfish groups who receive foreign funds. Similarly solutions cannot be obtained by implementing the proposals of extremist groups of whatever persuasion. What is required today is the formulation of policies based on a vision that is commonly applicable to the whole country.Friends,Ethnic communities have no separate regions. The entire country belongs to all ethnic communities.Friends,Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission has stated that all are responsible for this problem. All those who act according to their conscience should take heed of this statement. Therefore, we have already started implementing what was in the Commission. The report was tabled in Parliament on December 17. Since then we have done a lot.Acting against public opinion using executive power is not democratic. We are committed to parliamentary democracy as well as to the country’s law, independence of the judiciary and good governance.Sri Lanka is the Asian democratic state which has practiced universal suffrage without gender discrimination uninterruptedly for the longest period. We are committed to defend the right to make and break governments through universal suffrage. We all know that Parliament representing people including all parties, ethnic communities, religions is the supreme democratic institution. Therefore we believe that the mechanism for solving the National Question is the Parliamentary Select Committee. It is the duty of all parties in the country to solve problems according to the people’s wishes by participating in this Parliamentary Select Committee rather than relying on imported solutions and utilizing foreign influences.Dear children,We are on a virtuous and steady path to the future on behalf of the people. In this path there is no repression, no threats, no influences. There is only governance and sound management. Today hundreds of thousands of youth in this country have pinned the national flag to their chests.Your hearts are full of national sentiments and patriotism. You must direct these patriotic sentiments to the supreme task of building a country in which all could live together.Friends,The words of the Buddha show the path we should take and how we should solve problems.Akkodhena jine kodham – asadhum sadhuna jineJine kadariyam danena – saccena alikavadinam(Let an angry man be conquered by love; an evil man by goodness. Let a miser be won over by liberality; and a liar by truthfulness)Let this thought guide all in making the freedom of our motherland meaningful!A happy future for you all! President Mahinda Rajapaksa says his government is taking the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) seriously and will formulate a solution to the national issue through parliament.Speaking at the 64th Independence Day  celebrations in Anuradhapura this morning, the President insisted that the government will not accept any solution from outside the country and instead feels that all political parties in Sri Lanka should support a parliament select committee to discuss the political solution. Friends,You know freedom is an immense responsibility for us today. During the war previous governments could blame everything on the war and escape. However, the people who reached peace after war expected to march from inefficiency to efficiency, from unemployment to employment, from impurity to purity and from backwardness to modernity.The people who then forgot everything else and demanded a bunker for the village and a rifle to defend lives, today expect not only electricity, water, housing, highways, higher education but also a law abiding, clean and a modern Sri Lanka. What your requested me when I visited Kebethigollawa some times ago is different from what you request me today. Friends,Today we have come to a city with a great history to commemorate the 64th anniversary of independence. This city was established prior to 400 BC. Even the wind that blows from a city that exemplified prosperity, pride, religion and great traditions for thousands of years reminds the Sri Lankan nation of independence, freedom and prosperity. On this occasion I pay the nation’s respect to the war heroes who dedicated their lives and all others who were committed to freedom. Therefore, during the three years after gaining freedom from terrorism we have been able to use that freedom to give the Motherland an immense value much more than that given during the half century since independence in 1948. Today we have built the country to that status when we could draw the map of the Motherland more proudly than then. Full text of the speech :Venerable Maha Sangha and clergy of all religionsHon. Prime MinisterHon. SpeakerHon. Chief Justice and other JusticesMinisters and Members of ParliamentGovernorsChief Ministers of ProvincesMembers of the Diplomatic CorpsSecretary to the President and other public servantsCommanders of the Three ForcesThe Inspector General of PoliceDirector-General of the Civil Defence ForceMothers and FathersDear Children We have still to go a long way. We have to give the rural people who comprises 80% of our population the results of giant development works we have initiated in the country. It is not only an expectation but also a challenge which we are ready to take up.We would be able to utilize the giant development works built by us for national development only if we can bring up a citizen equipped with modern, scientific, technical and language skills and who could be on par with anybody else in the world.When the late C. W. W. Kannnangara presented the Free Education Act, D. A. Rajapaksa was also among S.A. Wickremasinghe, N.M. Perera, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, J. R. Jayewardene, A. Ratnayake, W. Dahanayke and others who supported it. Just like those who were dedicated to free education and health then Mahinda Chinthana is dedicated to defend those rights of the people today. We will not allow anyone to deprive the people of those rights. read more

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Black Friday

It’s the busiest shopping day of the year in North America. Black Friday sales attracted over half the Canadian population to spend some cash. The line-ups began outside of some retailers as early as 5:00 am Friday morning.No matter where you go to do some shopping today it’s obvious it’s Black Friday. It’s been popular in Canada since 2007 when retailers tried to keep shoppers here rather than see them go across the border.A study by IPG Mediabrands shows that about 6.4 million vacation days were taken today and one point two million Canadians called in sick to go shopping instead of work. From 30% off to 75% off, it’s likely retailers will find the profit margins are in the black.Toronto Premium Outlets Marketing Director Leith Bengston says, “sales are phenomenal, from what we’ve heard from our retailers some people are up double or triple digits.”Toronto Premium Outlets expected about 50 thousand people to shop here today which is about 3 times more than they’d expect on a regular weekday.A steady stream of shoppers in numbers so large police were hired to direct traffic in Halton Hills. Lineups began before the sun came up even in Niagara on the Lake.And once the doors opened people were willing to wait their turn for a good deal.But once shoppers got in, many say it was well worth it.Tumi is an American store new to Canada. But the store manager Xennie Hinds says it’s worth it for Canadians to spend here rather than cross the border. “The prices will be the same but the Canadian dollar is almost 30% less so they’re actually saving money by shopping in Canada and supporting the local economy.” read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,213.31, down 90.74 points).Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 76 cents, or 3.15 per cent, to $24.88 on 5.7 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down five cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $5.85 on 5.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down two cents, or 1.18 per cent, to $1.68 on 5 million shares.OceanaGold Corp. (TSX:OGC). Materials. Down one cent, or 0.33 per cent, to $2.99 on 5 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 34 cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $21.84 on 4.7 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 57 cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $44.41 on 4 million sharesCompanies in the news:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 24 cents to $16.90. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.’s stock fell again after Standard & Poor’s downgraded its credit rating to junk status. Standard & Poor’s cut SNC-Lavalin’s rating to double-B-plus from triple-B-minus on Monday, which could make it costlier for the firm to borrow money. The bond-rating agency pointed to “significant losses” on fixed-price contracts and “uncertainty in the company’s ability to recover earnings and cash flow.” The downgrade comes with the company already in the crosshairs of a political controversy and on the brink of a criminal trial on corruption charges connected to business dealings in Libya.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Down $1.12 to $99.34. Trade uncertainty may weigh on the Canadian banks’ upcoming financial results, but strong employment numbers on both sides of the border and a continued boost from their international footprints will likely result in a “solid” quarter, analysts say. Several analysts estimate the country’s six biggest banks will see earnings-per-share growth in the quarter ended July 31 in the range of six to seven per cent year-over-year amid tariff talk, U.S.-China tensions and other headwinds. The Royal Bank of Canada reports first on Wednesday, followed by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on Thursday. The Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia both report their latest earnings on Aug. 27, followed by National Bank of Canada on Aug. 28 and Toronto-Dominion Bank on Aug. 29.Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX:TRZ). Down three cents to $16.51. Transat A.T. Inc. repeated its recommendation that shareholders support a takeover offer for the company by Air Canada after Pierre Karl Peladeau hinted he may make an offer. The travel company says it has never received an offer from Peladeau or any of his business associates to acquire Transat. Transat shareholders are set to vote on Air Canada’s offer of $18 per share on Friday. The company says there is currently no concrete alternative transaction on the table. On Monday, Peladeau, who said he owns about a 1.6 per cent stake in Air Transat’s parent company, said he plans to vote against the Air Canada bid because it is “contrary to the public interest.” read more

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Really British shop selling UK memorabilia accused of racism

first_imgSeveral others have defended the store. Holly Tassell echoed the views of many, writing: “I just cannot fathom how a shop selling things like Union Jack mugs can be considered racist? What EXACTLY is racist about it?!”Another local, Keith Williams, wrote: “The owner of the shop has stoked up controversy deliberately with the shop name and content knowing that it would create a split along the lines of Brexit/Remain voters.”Ultimately, we’ve all been had. I doubt many people arguing for the guy’s right to call his shop what he likes actually want to buy the tat he’s selling, and I know that nobody who expects to be taken seriously is saying that the shop name is racist.”But what does happen, when tensions are stoked, is that people start dictating what it means to be British (last week I was told to go and live somewhere else if I don’t like overt flag waving, which seems rather OTT) which in turn can lead to people who aren’t British feeling a bit unwelcome.” The owner of a shop in north London named ‘Really British’ has hit back at claims that his store, which stocks “quintessentially British items,” is racist.The shop, in Muswell Hill, opened to the public November 26 – and since then owner Chris Ostwald says he’s received a barrage of complaints.He told local newspaper the Ham&High: “The shop is in no way meant to be ‘political’ or ‘pro Brexit’, but we have had a lot of complaints saying it is or we are ‘racist!”“A guy came in the other day and said, ‘what’s this, a charity shop?’ and we said, ‘no, not at all’, and he said, ‘well it’s racist’, and stormed out.”“People have been coming in and just tutting and walking out.” Really British products Inside the storeCredit:Really British/Facebook Really British Really British productsCredit:Really British/Facebook The shop, which sells items such as Union Jack tea towels, models of the Queen and traditional British condiments, has proven to be surprisingly controversial among local residents.Speaking to the Independent Mr Ostwald said: “It began as soon as I started setting the shop up a few months back. People would walk past and complain when they saw the sign saying ‘Really British’ that it was divisive.”Since we opened things have got even worse. Yesterday was quite a low point. Four people came in and complained. Sales have gone down since when we opened.”A woman came in and said the word ‘British’ should be banned altogether because of murder of Jo Cox because her killer shouted: ‘Britain First’. It’s ridiculous. It’s political correctness gone mad.” 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. The controversy surrounding the shop has prompted fierce debate on local residents’ Facebook groups.One member of the Muswell Hill and Friends group wrote: “Chris, while I applaud you setting up a business in Muswell Hill and employing local people I’m curious as to why you decided to call your shop ‘Really British’ (besides the obvious point that you will sell British-made goods)?”Like many people I live in London because of its international nature, and for me personally having a big sign on the Broadway saying ‘Really British’ makes me feel you’re implying that other local businesses in the area are therefore somehow ‘not really British’.”Some will no doubt say I’m over-sensitive. But I can’t help thinking that given the recent divisive referendum and the current political climate you might have chosen a more inclusive name in 2016.”last_img read more

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HSG Wetzlar smash THW Kiel with new hero Buric in main role

HSG Wetzlar have a new hero, and his name isn’t Andreas Wollf. Opposite from that, the new goalkeeper of THW Kiel and ex-member of Wetzlar, was just a part of the show of Bosnian goalie Benjamin Buric, who saved 17 shots in spectacular HSG Wetzlar win over THW Kiel 27:24 in the second match of the season.Wollf ended match with 10 saves.HSG Wetzlar: Buric, Nikolai Weber (n.e.) – Kneer, Lipovina (8), Björnsen, Ferraz (1), Mirkulovski (1), Philipp Weber (4/2), Hahn (4), Berggren, Kvist (4), Klesniks, Lindskog, Kohlbacher (5).THW Kiel: Wolff, Landin (46.-53) – Toft Hansen (1), Lackovic, Weinhold (1), Ekberg (3), Zeitz (2), Dahmke (2), Vujin (4), Bilyk (2), Nilsson (2), Santos (2), Duvnjak (3), Wiencek (2), Brozovic (n.e.). ← Previous Story Fuchse Berlin second finalists of the IHF Super Globe 2016 Next Story → El Jaish and Swedish Lund to play for the trophy in Doha read more

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Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup

first_imgTurkey has arrested 32,000 people – and it’s just the start 37 Comments By AFP 9,112 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under criticism before for his harsh reaction to those involved in the failed coup. Image: AP/Press Association Images http://jrnl.ie/3053998 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under criticism before for his harsh reaction to those involved in the failed coup. Oct 29th 2016, 5:18 PM center_img Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 5:18 PM Share78 Tweet Email TURKISH PRESIDENT RECEP Tayyip Erdogan has said that his government will ask their parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the failed July coup.He made the announcement today during a speech in Ankara, saying:“Our government will take this (proposal on capital punishment) to parliament.“I am convinced that parliament will approve it, and when it comes back to me, I will ratify it.” Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup Turkish President Erdogan assured a crowd in Ankara that the parliament would approve the legislation, and that he would ratify it. Image: AP/Press Association Images Short URL It’s not the first extreme measure taken against those involved in the July coup d’etat which aimed to oust President Erdogan.Two-and-a-half months after the incident 32,000 suspects were placed under arrest and around one in every 1,000 people had been investigated in connection with the coup.In August, thousands marched through Istanbul’s Yenikapi Square to show their support for President Erdogan as investigations into who was involved in the coup were ongoing.The coup is claimed to have killed at least 273 lives, including 34 coup plotters.© – AFP 2016Read: EU and Canada to sign trade deal tomorrow as Belgian stand-off endsRead: ‘We will not tolerate other camps’: Hollande hails ‘Jungle’ clear-out as a successlast_img read more

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Greek gay community honours migrant past

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In honour of their 18th year supporting gay Greeks, the Greek and Gay Support Network is choosing to pay tribute to their migrant past. For their annual birthday celebration, the network will be hosting an event staged at Station Pier, the first point of contact of many Greek migrants in the 1950s and 1960s. “Australia and Melbourne in particular have been built on the hard work of all migrants, and the Greeks played an important role in enriching Melbourne’s cultural diversity,” the group said in a statement. “From factory workers, professionals, tradespersons, artists, politicians, educators, academics and business proprietors, the contribution cannot be forgotten and must be celebrated.” As well as celebrating their parents and grandparents’ past, the network is opening their doors to the new wave of migrants from Greece. The network meets each month at the Victorian AIDS Council to assist guys and girls that need a safe place to discuss the issues affecting their sexuality specifically in relation to their Hellenic background. They bring special guest speakers like Greek doctors, Victorian police members and councillors to supplement the talks with expert advice. Within the network, there is a guys group (GGG – Greek and Gay Group), a girls group (GALS – Greek Australian Lesbians) and support for any Greek that considers themselves part of the GLBTIQ community. The event ‘Immigrate’ (eime-great) will be held on Saturday June 22 from 9.00 pm till late at S6 – Spirit Station Pier, 6 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne.Entry is $20 and includes an ouzo shot on arrival. For more information visit www.greekandgay.com or email info@greekandgay.comlast_img read more

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Serie A roundup Lazio win as Roma end winless run

first_imgRome rivals SS Lazio and AS Roma all recorded home victories in the Italian League on Wednesday night, according to ESPN.Lazio recorded a 2-1 victory away from home at Udinese courtesy of goals from Francesco Acerbi and Joaquin Correa, which kept them third, three points behind second-placed Napoli.Acerbi, who was signed from Sassuolo to replace the departed Stefan De Vrij who joined Inter Milan on a free transfer, opened the scoring on the hour mark when he pounced on a rebound before Argentina’s Correa opened his account for the Biancocelesti following his summer move from Sevilla, with a solo goal on the 66th minute mark.Simeone Inzaghi’s men had to cling on to all three points after Bram Nuytinck pulled one back for Udinese with an overhead kick with 10 minutes left on regulation time.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.Meanwhile, Roma ended a run of five winless games across all competitions with an emphatic 4-0 thumping of Frosinone thanks to goals from Cengiz Under, Javier Pastore, Stephan El Shaarawy and Alexander Kolarov.Newly promoted Frosinone are yet to score in this season’s Italian league and have leaked 16 goals in their six games so far, though they have one point their name.In other results, Genoa beat bottom club Chievo 2-0 while Atalanta-Torino and Cagliari-Sampdoria matches ended in a goalless draw.last_img read more

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Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 5 and 11 January 2017 were:Tribunal rules CitySprint courier is entitled to workers’ rightsBritish Airways mixed fleet cabin crew strike in dispute over payGovernment to launch review into mental health practices in the workplaceRoyal Mail consults on closure of defined benefit pension scheme to future accrualAldi to increase minimum pay to £8.53 an hour62% are unsatisfied with their benefits packageBertch Cabinets rewards staff with a Caribbean cruiseMobile Mini launches employee engagement programme44% view a good benefits package as an important quality in a prospective employerDistrict of Columbia passes paid family leave billlast_img

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Sunrise Police arrest man accused of raping robbing woman

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man in connection to the rape and robbery of a 60-year-old woman in Sunrise.Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Quintal faces a long list of charges, including sexual battery, robbery and drug possession. He is accused of raping and robbing the victim on Monday, at around 6 a.m.According to investigators, the woman was walking near Northwest 90th Street and 32nd Avenue when she was ambushed. Police say Quintal put her in a choke hold and dragged her into the bushes.Authorities said the suspect repeatedly punched the victim in the face and raped her as she struggled to free herself. The assailant then fled on foot with her cellphone.Officials said the victim suffered a fracture near her eye socket and facial injuries from the attack.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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New York and Dwell Partner for Upcoming Print Publication Event

first_imgAs for the revenue model, O’Connor Abrams reinforces that potential sponsorship packages are “well-coordinated. We’re not merchandising them, and we’re not giving anything away from New York or Dwell to do this.” Already, Grohe is committed as the official home tour sponsor. Current advertisers are being offered sponsorship opportunity, and new clients are being prospected. Nancy Alonzo, director of digital & brand marketing with Dwell, discusses the collaborative process so far: “We’ve mapped out and matched up the counterparts. I’ve worked closely with the marketing team at New York; our sales teams have sat down in multiple sessions to hash through whose going to call on what types of accounts categorically and who has existing relationships. We’ve dove almost down- to-the-account level.”Overall, the goal of both the design events and the publication lead back to the consumer. “The AIA New York chapter have their signature event, and the Center for Architecture did programming, but they wanted to be larger. The goal is to not to have architects talk to each other, but have everyone come to New York and understand architecture in a very approachable way, not as a trade organization talking to itself,” say O’Connor Abrams. “They wanted to work with two well-known media brands to raise the purview, as they couldn’t do on their own.” In a collaboration that will play out in person and in print, New York and Dwell partner to bring design to a greater audience. The partnership aims to expand both Dwell’s and New York’s footprints in the New York City design scene, as well as to aid the American Institute of Architects [AIA] in reaching the consumer market.“At Dwell, we’ve been wanting to tap into a much bigger imprint in the world of New York design, and much of the design community is spending time in New York in October,” says Dwell Media president Michela O’Connor Abrams. “We are creating an event with home tours [five in Manhattan, five in Brooklyn], talks and continuing education in certain show rooms.”New York Media publisher Larry Burstein echoes Dwell’s desire for a broader audience while discussing his publication’s motives in this partnership. “We’ve been looking for ways to grow our presence in this important vertical in the New York market when Dwell came along and said they were interested in building their presence here as well. Dwell has experience with home tours and other live events across the country.”New York’s Wendy Goodman (who is at the helm of the recently launched one-off New York Design Hunting) will work with Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron on the still-untitled print magazine. Distribution totals around 150,000, with New York area subscribers receiving the special issue polybagged with Dwell’s October issue and New York’s September 24 edition.last_img read more

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New science shows Sitka geologically separate from rest of Alaska

first_imgThe U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage recently released this map of Baranof Island in Southeastern Alaska. Click here for a full view. (Image courtesy USGS)Sitka sits on a different chunk of the Earth’s crust than the rest of Alaska. Decades of scientific research have led to a report and map showing where the faults lie. The new information expands scientists’ understanding of what’s going on beneath Alaska’s surface.Download AudioFly into Sitka on a reasonably clear day and it’s hard to miss its most prominent chunk of rock.Mount Edgecumbe volcano rises 3,200 feet above sea level. Neighboring cinder cones from separate eruptions are also impressive.But it’s only one of Baranof Island’s geologic features. Over the past 40 years, researchers have turned up some less-obvious portions of what’s below Southeast Alaska’s landscape.“We now know that the geology on Baranof Island and West Chichagof Island does not match the rest of Southeast Alaska,” says Susan Karl, a research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage.She and other scientists collaborated to research and create the new Baranof map and accompanying reports.“We also have spent a lot of time trying to figure it out where it came from, why it came, how it came and when it came from wherever it came from before to where it is now,” she says.Baranof Island, and part of its northern neighbor Chichagof Island, sit atop their own block of the Earth’s crust.It’s one of many plates and blocks, as they’re called, in motion around the world. It’s slow going, taking millions and millions of years.Some crash into each other, others scrape edge-to-edge, and still others just sit there, at least for now.So, Karl says, parts of what’s now Alaska made its way here from someplace else.“They’re various pieces of other continents. And we have been working very hard over the years to try to figure out which other continent they are tied to,” she says.Parts of the Southeast Alaska appear to have come from Siberia, and even the Ural Mountains, way on the other side of Asia. Some moved up the coast from points south.One of those is Baranof Island.It sits between two long faults in Chatham Strait to the east and the  Pacific Ocean’s Fairweather Fault to the west. But about half-way up its eastern side, a separate coastal crack, called the Peril Strait Fault, heads west. That fault separates Baranof from just about everything else in the region.Geologists know this because they’ve charted the island’s bedrock. Among other discoveries, they found a huge chunk of granite and similar rock in a common formation called a batholith. But, Karl says, part of it is missing.“That batholith is cut in half, or cut off right in the middle, by the Peril Strait Fault. And the other half of it, in those old rocks, they’re not there at all,” she says.So, where is it?Geologists compared its makeup with rocks nearby, then father away, then, much farther away. The closest match was about 1,000 miles down the coast, in western British Columbia.“The best fit that we have is on Vancouver Island,” Karl says.Geologist Susan Karl points to faults shown on a new geologic map of Baranof Island, in Southeast Alaska. It reflects the discovery that the island’s bedrock is different from that of other parts of the region. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Scientists say Baranof’s last contact with Vancouver happened about 50 million years ago.Another match may be Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. They’re off British Columbia’s coast, about 300 miles to the southeast of Baranof.Geologist Karl says that means Sitka — and the whole island — made a slow slide up the Pacific Coast. It’s separate from Juneau or Ketchikan or any other part of Alaska.That knowledge, along with earlier findings, expands our view of the region’s mineral makeup. Practically, that can show where there might be valuable metals, and it could help us understand where where future earthquakes or even volcanoes, might happen.“Every time you get new data, it just leads to new questions. You might answer one question, but then you have three more. And it just keeps growing and it’s just endlessly fun,” she says.All of this is part of a larger picture of the region’s complex natural history.Karl says the map probably couldn’t have happened a few decades ago.“We have a lot of new technology and we have a lot of new data that has allowed us to understand some things we never knew about before,” she says.So next time you fly over Baranof Island, or its general neighborhood, take a look at what lies below. The straits, channels and long inlets may show where a fault lies and the Earth’s crust has moved.In addition to Karl, the map and report credit Peter Haeussler, Glen Himmelberg, Cathy Zumsteg, Paul Layer, Richard Friedman, Sarah Roeske and Lawrence Snee.last_img read more

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Nation to observe Genocide Day today

first_imgFile PhotoThe national is set to observe the ‘Genocide Day’ on Sunday, commemorating the brutalities carried out by the Pakistani occupation forces on the unarmed Bangalees on the night of 25 March in 1971.The day will be observed officially for the second time in the country as parliament unanimously adopted a resolution on 11 March, 2017 to observe 25 March as the Genocide Day.People from all walks of life marked the day for the first time in 2017 with various programmes after the adaptation of the resolution.Various political parties, government and non-government bodies and socio-cultural organisations have taken elaborate programmes to mark the day with due reverence this year as well.Besides, the government has decided to observe a one-minute ‘blackout’ programme at 9:00pm on Sunday on the occasion.On the night of 25 March 25 in 1971, the Pakistani military junta resorted to mass killing in Dhaka to implement their blueprint to thwart the Awami League’s assumption of office following the election mandate of 1970.In the attack dubbed ‘Operation Searchlight’, the Pakistani forces mercilessly killed the Bangalee members of the East Pakistan Rifles and police, students, teachers and common people.They killed people indiscriminately, set fire to houses and property, and looted business establishments, leaving a trail of destruction.Meanwhile, president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.In his message, the president said the 25th March mass killing is a black chapter not only in Bangladesh but also in the history of the world humanity.”The mass killing carried out by the Pakistani army on the soil of Bengal was the most barbaric genocide in the 20th century,” he said.With deep respect, the president recalled father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as Bangladesh got independence through a nine-month armed freedom war under his leadership. Abdul Hamid also remembered the 25th March martyrs, four national leaders and freedom fighters.Noting that the terrible killings committed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their local agents is a stigmatised chapter, the president said Bangladesh has been able to remove the stigma to some extent through the trial of those who had been involved in crimes against humanity during the liberation war.Hamid urged all, irrespective of their views, creed and caste, to join the journey of establishing a non-communal and democratic Bangladesh being imbued with the spirit of the liberation war and democratic values by firmly upholding the spirit and ideologies of Bangabandhu.In her message, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said Pakistani forces and their local agents Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams members carried out the cruel carnage across the country and killed some three million people in the nine months following the dark night.There is no example of killing so many people in such a short time, she said.Hasina said Bangabandhu declared the independence of Bangladesh just before he was arrested in the early hours of 26 March. The declaration was spread throughout the country through the erstwhile EPR wireless and teleprinters and telegraph.Responding to the call of Bangabandhu, the Bengalee nation earned the final victory on 16 December, 1971 through a nine-month bloody liberation war.The prime minister said the 1971 genocide carried out in Bangladesh is one of the most terrible ones in the world.On the democracy killing day, she pays tributes to Greatest Bangalee of all time and father of nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and recalled the four national leaders.Hasina also pays homage to three million martyrs and 200,000 repressed women and prayed for salvation of all the martyrs.Awami League will mark the day through holding discussions, rallies and photo exhibitions across the country, said a media release.The ruling party will arrange a discussion at 4:00pm at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina will address the discussion as the chief guest.AL general secretary Obaidul Quader urged his party leaders and activists to observe the day with arrangement of discussions, rallies and photo exhibitions across the country, said a press release.Besides, the ‘blackout’ programme will be observed by people spontaneously by switch their light off at 9pm, but the government will not suspend power supply.However, the establishments of emergency services will remain out of the purview of the programme.Home ministry sources said additional security measures will also be taken on the occasion.Besides, measures will be taken to maintain security at Savar National Mausoleum, Martyr Intellectual Memorial at Rayerbazar and Suhrawardy Udyan as the nation will also celebrate the Independence Day on Monday.President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the nation in paying tributes to the martyrs of the liberation war by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar on Monday the morning, marking the day.last_img read more

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Australias deputy PM quits after scandal

first_imgDeputy prime minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce. Photo: AFPAustralia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced Friday he was quitting and moving to the backbench amid claims of sexual harassment and controversy over an affair with a now-pregnant former aide.Joyce, whose National Party rules alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals, has been front-page news in Australia for two weeks since it emerged he had left his wife of 24 years for his younger former media adviser, who is now expecting their baby boy.The 50-year-old had insisted he would ride out the storm but his position became untenable on Friday when a sexual harassment complaint against him, which he denies, was lodged with the party by an unnamed woman.Joyce said at a press conference in Armidale, his rural New South Wales seat that he would step down as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister at a party meeting on Monday.”It’s incredibly important that there be a circuit-breaker, not just for the parliament, but more importantly, a circuit-breaker for Vikki (his lover), for my unborn child, my daughters and for Nat (his wife),” he said.”This has got to stop. It’s not fair on them. It’s just completely and utterly unwarranted, the sort of observation that’s happened.”Joyce, who has also been criticised for living in an apartment rent-free with now partner Vikki Campion after splitting with his wife, was due to be the acting prime minister this week with Turnbull meeting US President Donald Trump in Washington.But he opted to take leave.With Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also out of the country, the role has been assumed by Senate leader Mathias Cormann, who said ahead of Joyce’s decision that any harassment claim must be taken seriously.”Any allegation of sexual harassment is a very serious allegation,” he told reporters. “I understand that a formal complaint has been made, and that that complaint is being investigated.”Joyce called the claim “spurious and defamatory” and said he wanted it investigated by the authorities.”I have asked that that be referred to the police,” he said, while admitting it had been “the straw that broke the camel’s back”.”It’s quite evident that you can’t go to the despatch box with issues like that surrounding you.”last_img read more

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Every Home Match Will Be Televised for Womens Soccer

first_img“ACC women’s soccer has consistently been a national powerhouse, and has been the home for so many that have competed at the highest levels for club and country,” said Amy Rosenfeld, ACCN senior coordinating producer. “This legacy of great soccer deserves the best technology we can offer. We are so excited to debut “Keeper Cam” on women’s soccer coverage for the first time in history, exclusively on ACCN.”About ACC NetworkOwned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports set to launch August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNE), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.*Carriage agreements are already in place with the following video providers: Altice, DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Suddenlink, TVision and Verizon Fios, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.  Print Friendly Version Story Links Dedicated WindowWomen’s soccer will have a dedicated night of live programming each week airing on Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the regular season, with additional matches on Sundays. ACCN will also televise the quarterfinals and semifinals of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship.Keeper Cam TechnologyTechnology and innovation will be at the forefront of ACCN’s coverage of women’s soccer as telecasts will feature ESPN’s exclusive “Keeper Cam” goal post camera system currently used on ESPN’s Major League Soccer productions. The technology utilizes cameras mounted inside the goal posts at both the four-inch and two-and one-half inch heights to provide unique views of the area in front of the goal, as well as straight down the goal line. The ACC will be the first and only collegiate conference to deploy the camera system.  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — ACC Network (ACCN) the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, 2019, will kick off its women’s soccer coverage this fall. ACCN will showcase the ACC’s women’s soccer programs with unprecedented national television coverage. The University of Louisville women’s soccer team will appear on the ACCN against Wake Forest at Lynn Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 3.  The rest of the Cards’ home slate will be televised on ACC Network Extra. The Cardinals’ nonconference games against Morehead State, Saint Louis, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Dayton and Vanderbilt will all be televised on ACC Network Extra.  ACC home matches against North Carolina, Clemson, Duke and NC State will also be televised on ACC Network Extra. Louisville will also be featured on the ACC Network as part of the network’s dedicated coverage to women’s soccer on Thursday, Oct. 3 as they host Wake Forest at 7:00 p.m. at Lynn Stadium. last_img read more

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first_imgNews | November 20, 2008 Barco Sells Advanced Visualization Business to Toshiba Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more November 21, 2008 – Medical imaging specialist Barco has entered into an agreement to sell its advanced visualization business to Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Tokyo, Japan (Toshiba) via its newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe Ltd., Edinburgh, UK (TMVS). ‘Advanced Visualization’ was part of Barco’s Medical Imaging Division through the acquisition of the Voxar company. The divestment operation, which is subject to approvals from relevant antitrust authorities, is expected to close within a few months. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction.Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Barco’s Advanced Visualization (AVIS) group is specialized in 3D clinical software solutions, marketed worldwide under the product names ‘Voxar 3D’ and ‘Voxar 3D Enterprise.’ As part of the agreement, TMVS will become the new owner of all AVIS assets, including its full product portfolio. TMVS will help support the development of 3D volume rendering and advanced visualization capabilities for all Toshiba modalities.“This acquisition and the formation of TMVS allows for a critical multi-modality research and development center in Europe, an area of the world widely acknowledged for its innovations in medicine,” said Kenichi Komatsu Ph. D., president and CEO, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation. “This demonstrates Toshiba’s strong commitment to our customers worldwide as well as the healthcare industry in Europe.”Martin De Prycker, CEO of Barco, explained, “The decision to divest our AVIS activities comes after a careful and deliberate evaluation of Barco’s business portfolio. It fits within the strategic focus of Barco’s medical imaging division, concentrating all resources on the development and marketing of innovative medical display systems for diagnostic, surgical and clinical imaging along with custom-built solutions for medical OEMs worldwide. Barco has been a leader and pioneer in this area for almost twenty years and is committed to further increase its leading position in the healthcare imaging market in the years to come. In this way the divestiture of our AVIS activities is fully in line with our long-term overall strategy to continue creating value for our shareholders.”De Prycker added: “This transaction will have a positive impact on the results of the quarter in which it is closed. The divestiture of our AVIS activities will also contribute to the cost-reduction program communicated earlier this year.” Barco’s CEO also indicated that Barco will communicate the exact impact of this transaction after the closing.For more information: www.barco.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more center_img Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Related Contentlast_img read more

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