Bastar gets full-time IG

first_imgNagpur Senior IPS officer Vivekananda Sinha was appointed as the Inspector General of Police of the Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar range of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.The post was vacant after former Bastar IG and controversial police officer Shiv Ram Prasad Kalluri was shifted out of the region in February.The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Dantewada range P.Sundar Raj was given an additional charge of Bastar range, however, the killing of 12 CRPF men in the region’s Sukma district last month, fuelled the demand of a full-time IG in the region.An IPS officer of 1996 batch, Mr.Sinha is currently posted as IG Bilaspur range. With his transfer to Bastar, the conflict-hit region will have a new team of IPS officers.Mr. Kalluri’s subordinate officers, including Bastar Superintendent of Police R.N. Dash and Sukma SP Kalyaan Elesela were also removed from Bastar after his transfer.Mr. Sinha already has experience on the Maoist front as he was in-charge of Bastar range for a few months last year, when Mr. Kalluri had proceeded on medical leave.Mr. Sinha’s transfer to Bastar also quelled speculations about Mr. Kalluri’s return to the region.last_img read more

Beijing forms ‘snow affairs work team’ for 2022 Olympics

first_imgMOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Beijing’s urban center will host indoor events such as ice hockey and figure skating, largely in venues left over from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. However, a lack of mountains and natural snow requires that ski events be held at sports clusters in Chongli as well as Beijing’s rural Yanqing county, both of which will be connected to the city center by a high-speed rail line. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this picture taken on August 22, 2017, people snowboard at the Wanda Harbin Ice and Snow Park in Harbin.At Dalian Wanda Group’s new Ice and Snow Park, chilly winds blew snowflakes around skiers zipping down the manmade slopes of the world’s largest indoor ski park, a potent symbol of China’s ambitions to turn itself into a winter sports powerhouse ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. / AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI / TO GO WITH China-lifestyle-ski, FEATURE by Yanan WANGBEIJING — Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any of the white stuff falls on the Chinese capital despite freezing temperatures.Taking the matter in hand, the games organizing committee has formed a “snow affairs work team” and invited experts from Finland, Canada and other nations to help out, according to the official “2017 Beijing FactFile” produced by the city government.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The work team would “expedite research on key technologies for making and preserving snow, and start to formulate a work plan to ensure suitable snow resources,” the publication said.Also on Thursday, Beijing Vice Mayor Zhang Jiandong said all venues and transport links for the games would be completed by the end of 2019, allowing Beijing to begin staging test events the next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Progress on all these projects has been moving ahead smoothly,” Zhang said at a briefing on the sidelines of the twice-a-decade congress of China’s ruling Communist Party.Beijing was awarded the games in 2015, defeating Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the voting to become the first city to have been awarded both the Summer and Winter Olympics. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA 60-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon PLAY LIST 01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:31Ban on online gambling? ‘China can’t dictate on us’ — PH envoy01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kings see Game 4 as ‘do-or-die’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

India to play three ODIs and three T20s in Zimbabwe

first_imgNew Delhi, May 3 (PTI) The Indian cricket team will be touring Zimbabwe to play three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals at the Harare Sports Club next month. The six matches are scheduled to be held over 12 days, starting with the opening one-dayer on June 11 and the last T20 on June 22. “After finalising all the formalities with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), we are pleased to announce the incoming tour scheduled for this June,” Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo. India had toured Zimbabwe under skipper Ajinkya Rahane in July last year. The visitors won the ODI series 3-0 and the T20 series was tied 1-1. This is the fourth time, India will be touring Zimbabwe in the last six years. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

Goel asks PSUs, PSBs to contribute for promotion of sports

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel has called opon the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to contribute for the promotion of sports in the country. A meeting of major PSUs and PSBs with the sports ministry was held here today to discuss promotion of sports in the country. Several CMDs were among those who represented the PSUs and PSBs at the meeting, chaired by Goel. This was for the first time that such a meeting was convened by the Sports Minister to make concerted efforts for the promotion of sports in the country. In his remarks at the meeting, Goel called upon the PSUs and PSBs to come forward and contribute significantly to the cause of promotion of sports in the country. He said that they have a vast reach and resources which can be used for the growth of sports in the country, according to a sports ministry release. The Minister stated that they can contribute in various ways to promotion of sports, including support for training of athletes, creation of sports infrastructure and organisation of sports competitions. He invited PSUs and PSBs to contribute to the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) which has been set up under the Sports Ministry for sports promotion. He pointed out that contribution to NSDF qualifies for Income Tax exemption and there is matching contribution from the Government as well. Under the NSDF, top athletes have been supported for their preparation for major international tournaments. Also, eminent athletes have been supported for setting up academies. Todays meeting was a part of the on-going efforts being made by Goel to forge consensus on the vision for sports in the country and initiate coordinated efforts for promotion of sports. He has already held two meetings with National Sports Federations, a round table discussion with sportspersons of eminence who have been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and coaches who have been conferred with Dronacharya Award and a brain-storming session with former eminent sportspersons, sports administrators and others associated with sports promotion in the country. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain penalised for ‘serious off-field disciplinary breaches’ in BPL

first_imgBangladesh cricketers Sabbir Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain have been heavily penalised for breaking the code of conduct in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).Pacer Al-Amin, who plays for Barisal Bulls, has been fined 50 per cent of his BPL contract fee, while Rajshahi Kings’ Sabbir was fined 30 per cent for off-field disciplinary breaches, according to a media statement released by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) late on Tuesday.But the statement did not mention what they had done.”A governing council investigation has found both players guilty of serious off-field disciplinary breaches during the current tournament,” the press release read.Also they were reminded of their “responsibility as national cricketers” and warned that such offences will prompt harsher punishment in the future.Sabbir’s contract was worth 4 million Bangladeshi taka ($5,064) as an A plus grade player in BPL. Al-Amin, also an A grade player, was supposed to receive 2.5 million Bangladeshi taka ($3,165).The 24-year-old Sabbir was also slapped with a 15 per cent fine from his match fee on Monday for disciplinary breaches against Rangpur Riders.last_img read more

Hoeness: Bayern enter Der Klassiker as underdogs

first_imgBayern Munich president Uli Hoeness labelled his team “underdogs” heading into the Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.Dortmund are unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season and hold a four-point lead at the top heading into the blockbuster clash at Signal Iduna Park.Hoeness said Bayern would go into the encounter as outsiders after Dortmund’s impressive start to the campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “You can’t go to Dortmund and say that you want to secure three points. Dortmund have had a very good season so far, no doubt about it,” he said after Bayern’s 2-0 win over AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday.”We do not go to Dortmund as favourites, but as underdogs – for the first time in a long time.”We have to make sure we play a good game there and then we’ll see what happens.”Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped Bayern past AEK to slightly ease the pressure on under-fire coach Niko Kovac.Hoeness called for patience with Bayern and criticised the media, particularly with the Bundesliga title race appearing set to be entertaining this campaign.”Don’t always be so negative. The season has just begun, we have a team in transition, a young coach who has to settle in here and you have to be patient,” he said.”Four weeks ago you all complained that the Bundesliga is getting boring again and now it is no longer boring but exciting and now that doesn’t suit you.”At some point you should agree on what you actually want. We’re doing you a few favours right now.”Despite a slow start to the season under Kovac, Bayern sit just four points back of league leaders Dortmund ahead of Saturday’s showdown and enter the match riding a bit of confidence. “Firstly, the win is very good for our confidence,” Kovac said after the win over AEK. “Secondly, it’s important that we created lots of chances.”I’m happy for Lewandowski because he’s a very important player for us. He had four chances and scored two, which is a good ratio.”last_img read more

League defeats vs Rising Pune Supergiant won’t affect Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2017 final performance: Karn Sharma

first_imgMumbai Indians’ Karn Sharma is confident of winning the IPL final against Rising Pune Supergiant even though they had lost all three league matches against them. “We are fully prepared and we will win the finals. That is for sure. The losses were in the past,” he told reporters in post-match press conference here.Mumbai had lost all the three matches against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Steve Smith’s side in league stages.Asked was there any pressure on him justify his selection over Harbhajan Singh, the Railways leg-break bowler said that the decision is not in his hands and gets motivated by the thought of performing well and winning match for the team.”That is not in my hands. The team needs me at that time and I just want to bowl well and win the match for them.”That’s more important. I am working hard even when I am not playing. The main motivation when I get a game is to perform for the team and help the team win,” Sharma said.Asked what was his strategy to get KKR’s left-handers Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir, Sharma said the team had different plans for different batsmen.For Narine, they were asked to bowl stump to stump line as he swings his bat at every possible opportunity.”We have different plans for different batsmen. For Narine, we wanted to bowl at the stumps because he has a very good bat swing. We had different plans for different batsmen and that’s what I executed,” he said.advertisementReplying to a query, Sharma said T20 is about momentum and hence the team won the game despite the wicket being a bit slow.”It was a little bit slow. It was not like the earlier Bangalore wickets. But it was good that we bowled well from the start and got wickets. T20 is all about momentum. We started well in the first six overs and that s why we won the game,” he said.Even KKR’s Piyush Chawla conceded that it was a slow track but 107 was never going to be enough.”It was a slow wicket, not a regular Bangalore wicket but getting out for 107 is not enough, we need to work hard on our batting,” Chawla said.Chawla defended the shot selection of some of the KKR batsmen.”It (shot selection) completely depends on the batsman; if someone is good at something then they back themselves.Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t. Once you are defending 107 runs then you try and get wickets at regular intervals. We didn’t bat well that’s why we managed to get just 107.last_img read more

Politicians support TMC MP Nusrat Jahan after fatwa issued over her sindoor, marriage to non-Muslim

first_imgNewly-elected TMC MP Nusrat Jahan’s marriage with a Jain businessman and her wearing a sindoor and bangles became a subject matter of controversy on Saturday. However, she has found support from many politicians over the fatwa that was issued against her for being “un-Islamic”.Fatwa-happy Dar-ul-Uloom had issued a fatwa against Nusrat Jahan for marrying a non-Muslim. Dar-ul-Uloom calls itself the largest institution for the propagation of Islam and is based in Deoband in Uttar Pradesh. Criticising her “un-Islamic” post-marriage appearance at her oath-taking ceremony in Parliament on June 25, the group of Muslim clerics had issued a ‘fatwa’ against the newly-married Member of Parliament.Responding to the fatwa, Nusrat Jahan on Saturday tweeted that she represents an “inclusive India” and would not pay heed to the comments made by “hardliners as it only breeds hatred and violence”.Politicos support NusratNow, several political leaders have come out in support of Nusrat Jahan.The first and foremost was her Tollywood colleague and fellow TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty. Mimi Chakraborty showed her solidarity with Nusrat Jahan on Twitter writing, “We are Indian and that’s our only identification. Proud Indian and will be. Love you Nusrat.”Congress’s Abhishek Manu Singhvi too supported Nusrat Jahan, saying that if Muslim clerics were free to speak, Nusrat was free to do what she wants as well. “Just like Muslim clerics may have the right to free speech to air their anti-Nusrat views (howsoever wrong), Nusrat has full rights to marry whom she wants, wear what she wants, say what she wants and behave as she wants. So long as she violates no law which she has clearly not,” he wrote on Twitter.advertisementEven former Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan slammed the clerics for the fatwa, saying “Is working in films allowed in Islam? In place of reacting to it, I feel like crying. Are they god? These are the people who spread hatred. They issue fatwas so that they can get reactions of others.”Former AAP member Ashutosh also praised Nusrat Jahan for taking a stand. “Great Nusrat. That is how clerics should be replied to. Who the hell are these clerics to tell how to dress and what to do in life? Enough is enough. Respect for Religion, but not such clerics,” he wrote on Twitter.Muslim clerics slam TMC MP Nusrat Jahan for ‘Hindu’ attire for swearing-In ceremony.Watch the debate on this issue, on #5iveLive with @ShivAroor.Full Show: India Today (@IndiaToday) June 29, 2019Clerics shame Nusrat, she hits backA Deoband-based Muslim cleric had criticised Nusrat Jahan for marrying a Jain and wearing sindoor, calling the practices un-Islamic. “Islam says a Muslim can marry only a Muslim. I have got to know that Nusrat is a film actor and people in the cinema do not care about religious practices. They do what they have to,” said Mufti Asad Quasmi of Madrasa Jamia Sheikh-ul-Hind.After being criticised for sporting vermilion and bangles and not wearing a ‘burqa’ in Parliament, Nusrat Jahan on Saturday said that she represents an “inclusive India”.Paying heed or reacting to comments made by hardliners of any religion only breeds hatred and violence, and history bears testimony to that.. #NJforInclusiveIndia #Youthquake #secularIndia Nusrat (@nusratchirps) June 29, 2019″I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion,” Jahan said in a statement that she later shared on Twitter.She also wrote that she “respects all religions”.”I still remain a Muslim and none should comment on what I choose to wear. Faith is beyond attire and is more about believing and practising the invaluable doctrines of all religions,” Nusrat Jahan said.Why should there be a Fatwa against Nusrat Jahan? The media coordinator of Islamic Research Foundation Ilyas Sharafuddin put forward his opinion. Activist @sairashahhalim counters him. #ITVideo @gauravcsawantLive India Today (@IndiaToday) June 29, 2019Caught in the trolling cycleNusrat Jahan was seen sporting ‘sindoor’ that is traditionally worn by Hindu and Jain women and pink and white saree during her oath-taking in Parliament on June 25.She also wore bangles and had her hands covered in beautiful curls and swirls of henna designs.#WATCH: TMC’s winning candidate from Basirhat (West Bengal), Nusrat Jahan takes oath as a member of Lok Sabha today. ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2019The TMC lawmaker had touched the feet of Speaker Om Birla and sought his blessings.advertisementBefore Oath touched the Soil of parliament house..Jai bharat, Jai Bangla, vande matram and last touched feet of speaker .hats off @mimichakrabortyProud of You didi TeamMimi (@mimi_cfanclub) June 26, 2019She had skipped oath-taking for Lok Sabha members on June 17 and 18 owing to her wedding festivities in Turkey. Nusrat Jahan tied the knot with businessman Nikhil Jain on June 19.Towards a happily ever after with Nikhil Jain Nusrat (@nusratchirps) June 19, 2019Nusrat Jahan took the political plunge this year and won from Basirhat parliamentary constituency. Ever since her candidature had been announced by the TMC, the Bengali actress was subjected to trolling and hatred on social media for having no political experience or credentials to contest polls.In May, Jahan and her actor friends Mimi Chakraborty faced backlash on social media over their choice of clothes for their first day in Parliament.And its us again1st day at Parliament @nusratchirps Mimssi (@mimichakraborty) May 27, 2019READ | I represent inclusive India: Nusrat Jahan slams trolls for sindoor remarksREAD | Saree has shackled women, says ex BBC journalist on Nusrat Jahan and Mimi’s viral Parliament pic. Gets burntREAD | Not your film set: Trinamool MPs Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan trolled for posing at ParliamentWATCH | I represent inclusive India, says Nusrat Jahan who was slammed for wearing saree, sindoorlast_img read more

Iowa vs. Illinois Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

first_imgIowa players at lock arms at Kinnick Stadium.@HawkeyefootballLooking for an Iowa vs. Illinois preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Big Ten matchup.Saturday, Nov. 19, the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini. The game, to be played at Memorial Stadium, is slated for a 12:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Iowa vs. Illinois preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Iowa wins the matchup between the two teams 79.3% of the time. The spread also favors the Hawkeyes.Spread: Iowa -10Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ETChannel: Big Ten NetworkIowa vs. Illinois preview:Let’s talk about Iowa. The last time Jim Harbaugh led an undefeated Michigan team into Kinnick Stadium (1985), the Hawkeyes won. Well, they’ve done it again. Iowa was 5-4 on the season entering the game against Michigan, and had lost back-to-back games against Wisconsin and was blown out by Penn State. The win not only turned the Hawkeyes’ season around, it made them bowl eligible. With games against Illinois and a banged up Nebraska team, an 8-4 season is very possible.What to say about Illinois? Well, the Illini did edge out Michigan State for a win. Any other season and that would be an impressive feat. Not this year. Lovie Smith’s Illinois team is not very good and has to play a solid Iowa team coming off of a huge win, and a very sturdy Northwestern team that is better than it’s .500 record would suggest.The Hawkeyes and Illini have played 71 times in history, with the Illini holding a 38-31-2 advantage.Iowa vs. Illinois prediction:Iowa is going to win. Plain and simple.The Hawkeyes are the better coached team, no disrespect to Lovie Smith, but the Illini are struggling to put up points, and stop teams from scoring.Iowa’s run game will dominate.Iowa 34, Illinois 17,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Iowa wins the matchup between the two teams 79.3% of the time. The spread also favors the Hawkeyes.Spread: Iowa -10Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ETChannel: Big Ten NetworkIowa vs. Illinois preview:Let’s talk about Iowa. The last time Jim Harbaugh led an undefeated Michigan team into Kinnick Stadium (1985), the Hawkeyes won. Well, they’ve done it again. Iowa was 5-4 on the season entering the game against Michigan, and had lost back-to-back games against Wisconsin and was blown out by Penn State. The win not only turned the Hawkeyes’ season around, it made them bowl eligible. With games against Illinois and a banged up Nebraska team, an 8-4 season is very possible.What to say about Illinois? Well, the Illini did edge out Michigan State for a win. Any other season and that would be an impressive feat. Not this year. Lovie Smith’s Illinois team is not very good and has to play a solid Iowa team coming off of a huge win, and a very sturdy Northwestern team that is better than it’s .500 record would suggest.The Hawkeyes and Illini have played 71 times in history, with the Illini holding a 38-31-2 advantage.Iowa vs. Illinois prediction:,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Iowa wins the matchup between the two teams 79.3% of the time. The spread also favors the Hawkeyes.Spread: Iowa -10Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ETChannel: Big Ten NetworkIowa vs. Illinois preview:Let’s talk about Iowa. The last time Jim Harbaugh led an undefeated Michigan team into Kinnick Stadium (1985), the Hawkeyes won. Well, they’ve done it again. Iowa was 5-4 on the season entering the game against Michigan, and had lost back-to-back games against Wisconsin and was blown out by Penn State. The win not only turned the Hawkeyes’ season around, it made them bowl eligible. With games against Illinois and a banged up Nebraska team, an 8-4 season is very possible.What to say about Illinois? Well, the Illini did edge out Michigan State for a win. Any other season and that would be an impressive feat. Not this year. Lovie Smith’s Illinois team is not very good and has to play a solid Iowa team coming off of a huge win, and a very sturdy Northwestern team that is better than it’s .500 record would suggest.The Hawkeyes and Illini have played 71 times in history, with the Illini holding a 38-31-2 advantage.Iowa vs. Illinois prediction:,Iowa is going to win. Plain and simple.The Hawkeyes are the better coached team, no disrespect to Lovie Smith, but the Illini are struggling to put up points, and stop teams from scoring.Iowa’s run game will dominate.Iowa 34, Illinois 17,Iowa is going to win. Plain and simple.The Hawkeyes are the better coached team, no disrespect to Lovie Smith, but the Illini are struggling to put up points, and stop teams from scoring.Iowa’s run game will dominate.Iowa 34, Illinois 17last_img read more

This New James Bond Museum in Austria Looks Fit for a Villain

first_img Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites This New James Bond Museum in Austria Looks Fit for a Villain Close Virgin Voyages Sea-ks Name For New Cruise-Ship-Exclusive Beer Editors’ Recommendations The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin center_img The Ötztal Valley is among the most stunning and picturesque in all of Europe. Large swaths of the Austrian Alps are inaccessible to all but the most adventurous travelers, however the Alpine resort of Sölden offers skiers and day-trippers a glimpse of the valley from atop the summit of Gaislachkogl Mountain. Now, the ski-centric resort is looking to give fans — Bond fans — another reason to visit with a one-of-a-kind museum to honor the decades-long franchise.The aptly named 007 Elements is part museum and part interactive installation. The location — 10,000 feet above sea level atop Gaislachkogl Mountain — is dramatic enough, and the building that will house the exhibit is just as stunning. The stark, Brutalist-inspired glass and concrete structure could well have been the headquarters of any number of Bond villains. The 4,300-square-foot museum is spread across two levels with tunnel-like floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford breathtaking views of the Tyrolean valley. It’s all set to an intense, cinematic soundtrack designed to intensify the experience. The interior is equally as modern. The sleek, cavernous spaces are dotted with state-of-the-art installations that carefully spell out the essential “elements” (get it?) of a proper Bond film. The museum’s exhibits lean heavily on the exotic and one-of-a-kind cars found in the franchise’s 26 films. In particular, it focuses on 2015’s Spectre, which was filmed largely in Austria. Beyond the array of iconic Aston Martin rides, Jaguar Land Rover was featured heavily in the latest flicks — nine in total. The collection will include the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Land Rover Defender, and the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV. Most notable, however, is a wireframe model of the Jaguar C-X75 concept ], a $1.5 million stunner featured in the high-speed Rome chase scenes in Spectre.The world-class museum brings together Neal Callow (who served as art director during the Daniel Craig era of Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace) as the project’s creative director and Tino Schaedler (head of design for Optimist Inc.,an ultra-progressive creative agency). Describing the first-of-its-kind installation, Callow notes: “Our aim with 007 Element is to tell the story of the making of 007 films in an ultra-modern, emotive, and engaging way. We want to use this incredible location to place our guests into Bond’s environment, and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way.” Judging by the architecture alone, it seems likely they’ll succeed in doing just that.The 007 ELEMENTS installation is scheduled to open summer 2018 with advanced tickets available for purchase via the Sölden website. ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles last_img read more

Deported from UAE in terror case 14 men flown to Chennai by

first_imgNew Delhi: Fourteen persons, deported from the United Arab Emirates and apprehended by the National Investigation Agency for suspected association with men linked to an alleged terror outfit, were flown from New Delhi to Chennai on a special flight Monday.It is learnt that the men were produced before a NIA court which granted their custody to the agency. Sources claimed that the men — they were said to be from Chennai, Tirunelveli, Theni, Nagapattinam and Ramanathapuram — were members of Wahdat-e-Islami Hind, a religious organisation in Tamil Nadu. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayThey were deported after intelligence agencies received credible inputs that they had been in touch with individuals in Tamil Nadu who have now been placed under arrest by the NIA for suspected links to alleged terror outfit Ansarulla.On Saturday, the NIA searched premises linked to three individuals in connection with its probe into activities of Ansarulla. One among them was Chennai resident Syed Bukhari, president of the Wahdat-e-Islami Hind. On Sunday, the NIA arrested two of the three individuals — Hassan Ali Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penaltyYunusmaricar and Harish Mohammed, both from Nagapattinam — “based on incriminating facts revealed during searches and subsequent investigations”. Along with Bukhari, the two men are already accused in a NIA case registered on July 9 against Ansarulla.The Wahdat-e-Islami Hind has maintained it is a religious organisation with no connection to radical Islam. Established in 2009 in Chennai as a religious organisation, it had earlier denied links to the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). While booking Bukhari and his associates, the NIA, in a statement, said they had been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act “based on credible information received that the accused persons, while being within and beyond India, had conspired and conducted consequent preparations to wage war against the Government of India by forming the terrorist gang Ansarulla”.The NIA claimed that it had “learnt that the accused persons and their associates had collected funds and made preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India, with the intention of establishing Islamic rule in India”.During the searches Saturday, the NIA claimed to have seized nine mobile phones,15 SIM cards, seven memory cards, three laptops, five hard disks, six pen drives, two tablets and three CDs/DVDs besides documents including magazines, banners, notices, posters and books.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

90million Manitoba flood payout on hold over fake claims

first_imgOne of the on-reserve homes flooded intentionally in 2011.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA multi-million dollar flood settlement has stalled after some evacuees claim people are making false claims to get money they don’t deserve, APTN News has learned.Lawyer Sabrina Lombardi said a Court of Queen’s Bench judge will be asked later this month to reopen the application process for compensation for personal property.The step is needed to determine who is a real claimant and who is not, Lombardi confirmed in a telephone interview from McKenzie Lake law firm in Toronto.“We will tell the court we hoped the payments would be starting to flow by now but we’ve had this hiccup,” she explained.“The class members were very concerned that…there were people…that maybe either weren’t proper members of the four First Nations or weren’t really ever residing on reserve.”The $90-million settlement won from the Manitoba and federal governments was to be distributed by the end of 2018 but now Lombardi said that won’t happen until the spring of 2019.“It’s not necessarily true that everybody that put forward a claim is eligible,” she said.“The two criteria they had to show was membership in one of the four First Nations and the fact that they resided in Manitoba in 2011.”The delay affects up to 7,000 people from Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Lake St. Martin, she said.People in those communities had their lives disrupted – and some remain in limbo – after the Manitoba government diverted floodwater to spare more serious damage in the nearby capital of Winnipeg.Area farmland and lakefront cottages were also destroyed.Flood victims sued the provincial and federal governments for damages after compensation was denied.The settlement was approved by a judge in January 2018 and applies to personal belongings – not communal property like housing, infrastructure and land.Compensation for those larger community losses is still being discussed.“Until we can determine who is, in fact, eligible to receive the money we obviously can’t dole it out,” Lombardi added, “and so we’re going back to the court.“There’s a large number of people whose claims aren’t complete enough to make a determination on.”She said a judge will be asked to approve the move that will ask claimants to re-submit claim forms and supporting documents.Eligible adults would receive “disruption payments” of between $42,000 and $67,000 while children would get 10 per cent of that.Still, being asked to wait longer is more hardship for flood victims, said Grant Louis of Little Saskatchewan.“People are still affected by this flood,” he said, listing problems like “sickness, poverty, depression, loneliness and addiction.“Low-income families are stressing and these payments would really help out.”Lombardi didn’t know how many claims were fake but said claimants would see more money in the end because of interest accruing on the money in the meantime.kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

UN agreement on Afghan returnees from Pakistan extended for three more years

The agreement was signed yesterday by UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees Judy Cheng-Hopkins and representatives of the Afghan and Pakistani Governments, UNHCR said in a press release from Islamabad.About 2.05 million registered Afghans remain in Pakistan, and those that return to Afghanistan in the next three years will be covered under the tripartite deal, which provides for the legal and operational framework for the repatriations.Ms. Cheng-Hopkins said she was delighted by the spirit of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan that had allowed the agreement to be established and now extended.“By doing so, they have again recognized and have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to the principles of voluntary, gradual and sustainable returns that are enshrined in the agreement,” she said.Under the deal, a tripartite commission meets three times a year to discuss issues related to the repatriations and to those Afghans still living in Pakistan.At least four million Afghans have returned home since the Taliban fell at the end of 2001, mostly from Pakistan but also from Iran. Returning refugees receive a reintegration package from UNHCR.Ms. Cheng-Hopkins noted that conditions for returning Afghans remain difficult in their homeland after decades of war and misrule.“These things take a long, long time. As we all know, development is not a miracle that happens overnight. It takes long investments [and] long, dedicated periods of time. But I am hopeful we are seeing the beginning of it.” 3 August 2007The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has extended by another three years its agreement with Pakistan and Afghanistan that has already regulated the voluntary repatriation of more than 3 million Afghans to their homeland since the fall of the Taliban. read more

Woman pleads not to send her to Lanka

A Sri Lankan woman in Cromer, England, who claimed she was raped and then tortured with cigarettes by security forces in Sri Lanka has pleaded with the Home Office not to send her back, the Eastern Daily Press reported.Her husband said he escaped from the soldiers after being shot and wounded and came to Cromer in 1998. She expressed fears she would face further danger should she be sent back.Emma Rutherford, representing the woman, told the tribunal her client might commit suicide if separated from her husband and sent back to Sri Lanka.The husband said he was diabetic and his wife did the cooking and looked after him. The woman appealed against a Home Office decision to deport her back to Sri Lanka after rejecting her application as an asylum seeker. He added: “I do not want to return to Sri Lanka because I like the food in Cromer and dislike the weather in Sri Lanka. John Smith, representing the Home Office, said they refused the woman’s application because she had been unreliable in making claims about her bank statements and employment.The woman, who denied these claims, told the tribunal she was held in captivity, raped by security forces in Sri Lanka and burned on her body with cigarettes. The alleged victim recently joined her husband in the seaside town. The couple’s background was revealed at an Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in Birmingham. “I escaped from the security forces to reach England after being shot and I still have the wounds to prove it.”Tribunal judge George Ferguson said he would make a decision at a later date. read more

Stocks rise sharply after home prices rise by most in 7 years

Stocks rise sharply after home prices rise by most in 7 years and consumer confidence gains by The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2013 11:59 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are rising sharply on Wall Street after U.S. home prices rose the most in seven years and consumer confidence reached a five-year high.The Dow Jones industrial average climbed as much as 210 points during morning trading as traders returned from the Memorial Day holiday.U.S. government bond prices fell as investors moved money out of safe assets and into riskier ones. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to its highest level in more than a year.The Dow was up 163 points at 15,466 as of noon Eastern Daylight Time Tuesday, a gain of 1 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 17 points at 1,666, or 1.1 per cent.The Nasdaq composite was up 43 points at 3,502, a gain of 1.3 per cent. read more

TNT une application pour connaître sa couverture

first_imgTNT : une application pour connaître sa couvertureFrance – Alors que l’Alsace vient d’abandonner définitivement la télévision analogique au profit du tout numérique, le CSA a mis en ligne une application permettant à chacun de savoir s’il est couvert ou non par la télévision numérique terrestre (TNT).Le passage au 100% TNT vient de commencer, peu à peu, dans toutes les régions de France. Une évolution qui sonne le glas pour la télévision analogique, qui sera définitivement abandonnée d’ici novembre 2011. Pour se préparer à ce passage, le CSA a annoncé le lancement d’une nouvelle application, disponible sur son site Internet et offrant à tous la possibilité de connaître sa couverture TNT.À lire aussiProduits ménagers, Afrique et obésité, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 15 avrilIl suffit de renseigner deux champs sur cette page Internet, en l’occurrence son adresse et sa ville, pour connaître toutes les informations utiles avant le basculement de sa région vers la TNT. Ces données sont affichées à côté d’une carte Google Maps.Encore incomplète, cette application sera mise à jour en fonction des données fournies par les opérateurs techniques comme par les usagers eux-mêmes. Le 2 février 2010 à 16:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Maladies cardiovasculaires pourquoi la consommation modérée de vin rouge nous protège

first_imgMaladies cardiovasculaires : pourquoi la consommation modérée de vin rouge nous protègeFrance – Une étude de l’Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) vient de prouver les vertus du vin rouge en matière de dilatation des artères, une explication possible au “French paradox”.Au sein des pays industrialisés, la France fait figure d’exception, avec une population à la très bonne santé cardiovasculaire. Une situation que l’on explique depuis plusieurs années par la consommation de vin rouge. L’éthanol qu’il contient a deux effets importants sur le système cardiovasculaire : il diminue la coagulation sanguine et augmente le taux de HDL –le bon cholestérol– dans l’organisme. À lire aussiL’étrange maladie qui rend ivre sans boire une goutte d’alcoolMais en plus de cet alcool, présent dans toutes les autres boissons fermentées, une étude de l’Inserm vient de prouver les vertus spécifiques du vin rouge : ses polyphénols provoquent une dilatation des artères. Ils agissent de manière similaire aux œstrogènes,  hormones qui protègent naturellement les femmes, cinq fois moins nombreuses que les hommes à succomber à des maladies cardiovasculaires. Ces effets bénéfiques du vin rouge sont observés avec une consommation modérée, pouvant aller jusqu’à deux verres par jour pour les femmes, trois pour les hommes.Le 10 août 2010 à 16:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ronaldo expected better from Neymar at World Cup

first_imgBrazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has admitted that he had expected better from Neymar following his struggles at the World CupThe Paris Saint-Germain forward was only able to find the back of the net twice for Brazil in the competition and was unable to make an impact as the Selecao were surprisingly knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals.In fact, Neymar received more recognition for his theatrics on the pitch while reacting to tackles and any physical alterations with opposition players with fans having even gone as far as creating a game called the “Neymar Challenge”.But Ronaldo, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in World Cup history, did suggest that Neymar’s foot injury, which ended his club season at PSG in February, may have been a possible reason as to why he failed to produce the level of performances that had been expected of him.Ronaldo told Sport: “We all expected more from him because he’s the star of the team,”“I don’t know if it was because of the operation he had on his foot or another problem but I saw him as quite limited on the pitch.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“To arrive at a World Cup following an operation and three months out is complicated. To play the first match as if nothing had happened is difficult.”The next World Cup in Qatar in four years time may be Neymar’s last chance to win the tournament due to the fact that he will be 30 years old come the start of the competition.But Ronaldo feels that the 26-year-old still has time on his side to make an impact.“He must learn from this World Cup because at 26 he is still a young boy,” he said.“Either way, he’s an extremely talented young man who carries a great deal of responsibility.”last_img read more

Childrens Nature Retreat in Alpine annual fundraiser gala

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 26, 2019 Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine annual fundraiser gala February 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine is planning to hold its annual fundraiser gala on March 2nd at the Hilton San Diego Resort in Mission Bay.Organizers said The Retreat is unique as guests can approach our animals and have an interaction with them. Their enclosures are large and they can stay away if they decide to, therefore, they connect with you only on their terms.The event allows The Retreat to maintain the preschool and nursery in Burkina Faso Africa and offer scholarships to students in middle school and high school.For ticket information click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SFDC to introduce fish and cake combo with teacoffee at its Nalban

first_imgKolkata: The State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is introducing a combo of fish and cake with a blend of tea or coffee in its restaurant at Nalban Food Park to mark the occasion of Christmas and New Year.The combo will be available in the range of Rs 90 to Rs 400. “The last week of December — Christmas and New Year — is the time when people love to have cakes accompanied by tea or coffee and fish is always a favourite among the people of the city. Hence, we decided to introduce this unique combo. It will be available from December 25 to January 1 in our All Fish Restaurant at Nalban Food Park,” a senior official of SFDC said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThere will be as many as 10 fish items that will be clubbed with cakes, pastries and tea coffee and served to customers. “No restaurant in the city will be serving such a wide variety of fish items at a price which will suit all pockets,” the official added. The Bangali combo of Bhetki Fry/Chingri Cutlet/Fish Butter Fry/Topshe Fry and cake or coffee will come up at Rs 200. The Chinese combo of Mixed Noodles, two pieces of Chilli Fish, Plum cake, Papad and Chatni will be priced at Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedRs 250. The Christmas special burger combo will have Fish Burger, French Fries, Caso Sauce, cake and coffee priced at Rs 200. The special dish for Christmas will comprise Grilled Fish, Lemon Butter Sauce, Potato Stick with vegetable salad, plum cake, roasted bread and coffee. The Asian special dish will include Chingri Momo or Fish Momo with cake and coffee combination priced only at Rs 180. Also, Fish Hariyali, Chingri/ Pomfret Kabab, Masala Kulcha and Fish Tikka will be available at Rs 400.last_img read more