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Declare cow national animal: Hindu convention

first_imgPanaji: The sixth All India Hindu Convention, which kicked off at Ramnath temple in Ponda on Wednesday, passed a resolution demanding that the cow be declared the national animal. The topic for this year’s convention is ‘Need for unity of Hindu community and Saints for establishing the Hindu Nation’.Charudatta Pingale of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) said Hindus will never get justice in the present democratic set-up and establishing a Hindu nation is the only remedy to all their problems.With regard to demands for ban on Sanatan Sanstha, Sadhwi Saraswati, president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti of Chhindwada, Madhya Pradesh, warned that if a ban was imposed on the HJS and the Sanatan Sanstha, several ‘sanatans’ would grow out of it. Another resolution demanded that the Centre constitute a national history committee to remove the portions of ‘deformed’ history from all textbooks. The convention also passed a resolution demanding that Hindus be taken as members in the fact-finding committees for religious riots. The convention is being attended by representatives of Hindu organisations from across the country and from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Ramesh Shinde, national spokesperson of HJS, said,“Pseudo democracy imposed by the British on India will have to be done away with. Prior to the arrival of the Muslim invaders and the British, India was a capable Hindu nation. Then we had the economics of Koutilya, sciences of architecture, dance. Under these circumstance, why should we prepare a separate blue print for establishing the Hindu nation? Instead, we are making a blue print to remove the pseudo democracy imposed on us by the British.”last_img read more

Vasundhara Raje to launch State-wide Vikas Yatra in April

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will launch a Vikas Yatra next month covering all 200 assembly constituencies in the State.The decision to undertake the State-wide developmental tour from April 15 was taken in Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, said State minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar.“The yatra will kick-off from April 15 from the tribal- dominated division of Udaipur to highlight BJP government’s achievements in the State. Local MLAs, MPs and minister-in-charge of the districts would accompany the Chief Mnister during her tour that would culminate in July,” said Mr. sar. The party leaders are being apprised of the impending plans for the yatra, slated in the run-up to forthcoming assembly elections likely to be held by year end. This would be Ms. Raje’s third yatra since 2003 when she first took over BJP’s reins in the state. She had earlier undertaken Parivartan Yatra and Suraj Sankal Yatra.last_img read more

Camel finds home in Assam after long legal battle

first_imgA camel rescued from smugglers on the Bangladesh border has found a home in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar after a six-month legal battle for ownership between the State police and the authorities of the Assam State Zoo. The camel, an adult male, left the zoo in Guwahati in a truck on Monday morning for an “animal home” in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district about 350 km away. His companion was Samiran Hatimuria, who runs the home called Aranyam.“The camel is a welcome addition to my family, whose members include emus, turkeys, guinea pigs, horses, 12 types of peafowls, five varieties of pigeons, and other animals. I hope the camel adapts to our 12-bigha home,” Mr. Hatimuria, 32, told The Hindu after reaching his village Talugaon, about 3 km from Sivasagar town.The police in western Assam’s Goalpara district had in mid-2018 rescued the camel while the animal was allegedly being transported for smuggling into Bangladesh.Like two more camels rescued from the same district in January that year, this camel, too, was shifted to the zoo.The first two camels were diagnosed as carriers of diseases that veterinarians said could put the caged animals in the zoo at risk. Zoo officials approached the Sessions Court in Goalpara after the two died six months ago.“We told the court that the zoo is not authorised to keep domestic animals and that the police should take back the third camel, which appeared healthy,” Tejas Marisamy, the zoo’s Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), said.In course of time, the local court asked the police to take the camel back. But the inability of the police to accommodate the animal left it in the zoo.In December, the zoo got in touch with Mr. Hatimuria, who had, since opening Aranyam in 2008, earned a reputation for letting his facility out to be used by the Sivasagar district wildlife officials to shelter rescued wild animals temporarily for treatment or rehabilitation in the wild.“The zoo paid for the camel’s transportation. Sustenance for the animal would be appreciated, but I can take care of him, like the others at Aranyam. My parents earn a decent living, I run a small business and we have some farm income, too,” he said.“The police should ideally provide for the camel’s fodder and care since they are legally its custodian. But we will try to work a way out,” Mr. Marisamy said.last_img read more

Justin Timberlake salutes Prince in Super Bowl halftime dance party

first_imgThe celebrity gossip site TMZ earlier said that Timberlake was considering a Prince hologram, horrifying many fans.Sheila E., one of Prince’s closest collaborators, said late Saturday that she had spoken to Timberlake who voiced “heartfelt words of respect” for The Purple One — and assured no hologram.Prince had a famously complicated relationship with technology, with the artist among the first stars to embrace the possibilities of online music but eventually becoming disgruntled over the internet’s cultural effects.In a 1998 interview with Guitar World, Prince said he would never want to “perform” with a dead artist such as Duke Ellington through digital effects, calling such lack of artistic control for a late musician “the most demonic thing imaginable.”In Timberlake’s last Super Bowl appearance in 2004, he entered as the surprise guest of headliner Jackson and swiped his hand across her chest — exposing one of her breasts. A scandalized TV-watching nation saw Jackson’s nipple — well, covered with a metal nipple shield — and broadcaster CBS was fined $550,000 for indecency.Jackson took to social media ahead of the latest Super Bowl to make clear she was not coming back for a do-over. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Justin Timberlake performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPJustin Timberlake danced his way through a club-inspired Super Bowl halftime show Sunday as he paid tribute to Prince in the late singer’s hometown with a towering yet tasteful projection.After fevered speculation on whether or how Timberlake would salute the icon as the Super Bowl came to Minneapolis, the pop star obliged midway through his performance.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust PLAY LIST 01:41UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “Minneapolis, this is for you,” Timberlake told the crowd as he sat down to a piano, the field bathed in purple light.As Timberlake slowed down the tempo for a soulful cover of “I Would Die 4 U,” footage of “Purple Rain”-era Prince shot up toward the roof of the new US Bank Stadium in a smoky haze, closing with a silhouette of The Purple One with his guitar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Prince, who died in April 2016 of an accidental overdose, did not “perform” in a hologram — as some fans had feared — and the segment, while memorable, amounted to a fleeting moment of the up-tempo show.There was also no naked “wardrobe malfunction” of the type that marred Timberlake’s last appearance 14 years ago, when he joined Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl — by far the most watched US television event of the year. AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next While many Super Bowl performers go heavy on pyrotechnics, Timberlake instead showed off his dancing skills, opening the show in a nightclub-like maze of lasers as he sang his recent single “Filthy.”Timberlake then strutted into the stadium with his mic in hand, leading a squad of dancers — and matching them step for step — as he sang a medley of his best-known songs including “SexyBack.”He rose to center stage and sang “Suit and Tie” with back-up from the appropriately attired University of Minnesota marching band, who moved to the music with their instruments doubling as props.How to honor Prince?Timberlake has described Prince as a “huge influence” on him, but his Super Bowl tribute had generated controversy even before it happened.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Aussie blaze of glory in the pool

first_imgAustralia continued to dominate the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Friday, winning four more gold medals to increase their meet- leading total to 15.They were led by comeback king Geoff Huegill, who – completing his return from a fouryear retirement and the loss of 50 kg that he packed on while not swimming – won the 100m butterfly in 52.50 seconds. Ryan Pini of Papua New Guinea and Antony James of England dead- heated for silver.”Words can’t describe how I feel.I’ve finally put together the perfect race,” Huegill said. “The last time I swam that quickly was 10 years ago. It just goes to show that there is still hope for all the old (athletes) out there.”Australian veteran Leisel Jones, too, joined in the party, winning 100m breaststroke by two seconds to become the first swimmer in Commonwealth Games history to win two events at three games in a row.Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won the men’s 50- 100 breaststroke double, finishing it in 27.18 seconds. Glenn Snyders of New Zealand and Brenton Rickard each finished in 27.67 to share silver medals.This was South Africa’s sixth gold medal of the meet, a Commonwealth Games best for the republic.In one of the most exciting races of the meet, Australian Meagen Nay overtook England’s Elizabeth Simmons, who had led nearly all of the race, in the final metre to win gold in the 200m backstroke.Nay finished in 2: 07: 56 and Simmons in 2: 07: 90, while Australian Emily Seebohm won the bronze.Liam Tancock and Rebecca Adlington of England broke the Australian dominance. Tancock won the 100 backstroke in 53.59, followed by Daniel Bell of New Zealand and Ashley Delaney of Australia. Olympic champion Adlington added to her earlier win in the longer distance, leading from start to finish in the eightlap race.advertisement- With inputs from Agencieslast_img read more

Live from the capital

first_imgSpectators cheer for India at the World Cup opening match between India and BangladeshWhen you can hear the neighbour’s cheers and fireworks on the streets, you know that the cricket fever is on. The ICC World Cup has taken the ‘eat, drink, breathe’ cricket mantra to just another level. “And why not?” says Pratik Luthra, a Delhi University post graduate student. “With India co-hosting the World Cup (with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), the big tournament is even bigger. I want to cheer loud and cheer along with others for our team. The ultimate high would be if India could win the World Cup.”Delhi’s restaurants and hotels are also game. Plenty of offers and entertainment being thrown in to ensure that you have a ball while you watch the pitch. Giant LCD screens, cricket-themed interiors and menus being some of the highlights.” It seems that everyone wants to ride the ongoing cricket frenzy. One is spoilt for choices of venues of hotels and bars to watch the cup action and party with a group of friends and family,” says cricket enthusiast and entrepreneur Bharat Sahni.Shangri-La’s Island Bar has been converted into a mini stadium. “The decor of the bar resembles a stadium with huge screens, historic World Cup images on the wall, miniature stadium lights lighting up the place and small flags of the participating nations on the tables,” says assistant manager Arpana Pradhan of Shangri-La, Eros Hotel.To please your palate while you watch the live action on big screens, the menu has been customised to make for a delicious World Cup experience. India Grill at Hilton Garden has a special menu worked up which includes cricketer’s favourites.”We have interesting names for the dishes too,” points out executive chef Avinash Handoo, India Grill. “Mahi’s Helicopter (fried prawns served with cocktail dip) priced at Rs 380 and Master Strokes named after Sachin’s favourite salt and pepper fish priced at Rs 325 are some of the star dishes.” Howzzat, a cricketthemed bar has special pricing going on its beer buckets and cocktails to draw the crowd.It’s not just the restaurant scene which is geared up for the big battle but fashion is playing its part too. Though that doesn’t mean you can wear the team India jersey to work. Fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore suggests the right elements of blue. “Denim jeans paired with a well-fitted blue lenin shirt for men and stylish blue kaftan tops for women,” he says.No doubt, ICC championship is going to be a big party. So join in the fun and let the game begin. Delhi’s fantastic fourVirendar Sehwag: Our natural boundary-hitter has done his homework and is prepared for the big battle. -Former cricketer Atul WassanGautam Gambhir: He’s a quality player, and captain material for the team. Gambhir and Sehwag bridges the gap between the senior players and India’s next generation of cricketers. -Sports commentator and presenter Gautam BhimaniAshish Nehra: He’s a wonderful person and a good team player. He’s not blessed with a great body but he doubles his efforts to make up for it. -Delhi cricketer Akash ChopraVirat Kohli: He represents the new age cricketer and is someone who has shown great potential even as a captain of the under-19 team. -Gautam BhimaniHot on the world cup menuIsland Bar: Shangri-La,Eros Hotel, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught PlaceIndia Grill: Hilton Garden Inn, SaketKeya: 122-124 DLF Promenade,Vasant KunjHowzaat: Galaxy Hotel, GurgaonBlues Cafe and Bar: N-12,Connaught PlaceBar Zen: Courtyard by Marriott, Plot No.27 B,Sector Road, GurgaonUrban Pind: N Block,GK-1, Kailash ColonyF bar and Lounge: Ashok Hotel, ChanakyapuriThe Metropolitan Hotel: Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught PlacePepper: Forte Grand,Akbar Bhawan, ChanakyapuriT.G.I. Friday’s: DLFPromenade,2nd floor,Vasant KunjCheer in styleICC World Cup tees, caps, and much more. From: Big Bazaar Price: Rs 199 onwards.Watch the game in style. From: Fossil Price: Rs 5,495-7,995.Headwraps for a chic cricket fan. From: Noise Price: Rs 299.Get your personalised team India t-shirt. From: Myntra.com Price: Rs 895.Spring summer collection inspired by cricket. From: Nike Price: 795 onwards.Accessorise you World Cup look. From: Satya Paul Price: Rs 1,495 onwards.advertisementlast_img read more

Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

first_imgAndy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina during their first round men’s singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 7, 2019. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January, a year after career-saving hip surgery, the organizers announced Tuesday.The British three-time major winner has been slowly working his way back to fitness and is now ranked 289th, up from 503rd just a week ago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Former champ Mike Tyson takes a swing at MMA coverage Murray, 32, won his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, beating Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero in three sets, following a quarter-final appearance in Beijing last week.With his confidence seemingly growing by the day, Australian Open organizers said the former world number one had committed to extending his comeback into the majors in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“Confirmed: Andy Murray will return to compete at the #AusOpen in 2020,” they tweeted.The official Australian Open website said Murray “would return to the main draw with a protected ranking of number two and restored physical powers”. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Clijsters has won four Grand Slams, including the 2011 Australian Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img He has made the final five times at Melbourne Park, most recently in 2016, but is yet to lift the trophy.Before this year’s tournament, Murray held an emotional press conference, announcing in tears that he would retire after Wimbledon because the pain in his hip had become too much to bear.But he rediscovered his competitive spark after losing an epic five-setter to Roberto Bautista Agut, and opted instead to undergo hip resurfacing surgery and back himself to return to competitive tennis.Australian Open organizers hope there will be another blast from the past if Belgium’s Kim Clijsters can meet her goal of taking to the court again in January after an absence of more than seven years.A crowd favorite in Melbourne, the 36-year-old retired to have a family but made a surprise announcement last month that she was making a comeback in 2020.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award PLAY LIST 02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Par panel concerned over funds availability for sports varsity

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) A parliamentary panel today expressed concern over availability of funds for proposed National Sports University and suggested that the corporate sector should be approached for their contribution under CSR.The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development, headed by Satyanarayan Jatiya, in its report on the national sports university bill, has also suggested that it should use information technology to provide online courses to students in other parts of the country.”The Committee was concerned about the availability of funds for the University and felt that at any point of time it should not suffer due to resource constraints,” Rajya Sabha secretariat said in a statement.It was further suggested that in addition to the provision made in the bill, corporate sector should be approached for contribution under their corporate social responsibility requesting for setting up of chairs, fellowships and scholarships in the varsity.The National Sports University Bill 2017 was introduced in August last year in the Lok Sabha.The university is proposed to be set up in Manipur.The panel feels that the proposed National Sports University would prove to be an umbrella institute at the national level.It will synchronise all the sports related activities right from spreading the sports culture throughout the country to producing the medal winning sportspersons at global level. PTI JTR DIPlast_img read more

3rd Test: England 6 wickets away from historic series sweep after Sri Lanka collapse

first_imgEngland are six wickets away from a historic 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka after reducing the hosts to 54 for 4 at stumps on day three of the third Test at Sinhalese Sports Club on Sunday.Having set the hosts an improbable target of 327, England bowlers ran through the Sri Lankan top order.Off-spinner Moeen Ali, who shared the new ball with Stuart Broad, dismissed both openers.Danushka Gunathilaka (6) was caught at first slip by Ben Stokes while Dimuth Karunaratne was clean bowled for 23.Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Day 3: As it happenedJack Leach claimed a wicket in his third ball of the innings when he dismissed first-innings half-centurion Dhananjaya de Silva for no score.Ben Stokes dismissed Angelo Mathews with a short ball having got him out in the same fashion in the first innings. Mathews pulled a delivery without control and Broad at short mid-wicket took a terrific diving catch.Sri Lanka were ruing the dismissal of their premier batsman with four balls left to the close of play.Kusal Mendis was unbeaten on 15 with nightwatchman Lakshan Sandakan on one.England, who had a first innings lead of 96 runs, made 230 all out in their second innings.England had a poor start, losing four wickets for 39 in the first hour of the morning session before Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes staged a recovery.Buttler top scored with 64 runs having successfully reviewed after being given out leg before wicket when on 27.Stokes, who was twice dismissed off no-balls by Lakshan Sandakan for overstepping the line went on to post 42 runs.advertisementStokes and Buttler shared an 89-run partnership for the fifth wicket.Wicketkeeper batsman Ben Foakes, who added 44 for the eighth wicket with Adil Rashid (24), was unbeaten on 36.Foakes playing in his debut series made significant contributions finishing with 277 runs in six innings at an average of 69, the most by a batsman from either side.Dilruwan Perera finished with a five-wicket haul, his eighth in Test cricket.England won the first Test by 211 runs and sealed the series at Pallekele with a 57-run win. It was their first win in Sri Lanka in 17 years.England is closing on a 3-0 series sweep. Only two other teams – Australia in 2004 and India in 2017 – had achieved the milestone in Sri Lanka.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

Les recherches se poursuivent pour un exploitant de service de traversier avec

first_imgLe gouvernement provincial poursuivra ses efforts visant à trouver une entreprise qualifiée pour exploiter un nouveau service de traversier à Yarmouth, et nommera une équipe de leaders de l’industrie du tourisme, de la communauté et du monde des affaires afin de contribuer à faire du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse une destination encore plus attrayante pour les visiteurs. Le gouvernement provincial lancera au printemps un processus d’approvisionnement modifié pour trouver un exploitant de services de traversier. Après une évaluation attentive des deux soumissions reçues dans le cadre de la demande de propositions, le comité d’évaluation a déterminé que ni l’une ni l’autre ne répondait aux critères. « Nous savons qu’il s’agit d’une nouvelle décevante, et je partage cette déception, mais nous n’abandonnons pas le projet du traversier à Yarmouth, a dit Percy Paris, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme. Les gens du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse, tout comme le gouvernement, veulent avoir un service de traversier viable à Yarmouth. Les Néo-Écossais de la région méritent un service approprié sur lequel ils peuvent compter à long terme. » Le nouveau processus d’approvisionnement du gouvernement provincial mettra l’accent sur une date de début en 2014, selon les recommandations du comité d’experts nommé par le gouvernement pour déterminer les conditions nécessaires à un service de traversier durable. Les entreprises auront aussi plus de temps pour préparer leur soumission. « Ce processus accordera plus de temps aux entreprises et offrira plus d’occasions de travailler directement avec les parties intéressées pendant le processus », a dit M. Paris. Le gouvernement provincial travaillera en étroite collaboration avec le Partenariat international pour un traversier pour la Nouvelle-Écosse afin de promouvoir le processus auprès des entreprises d’exploitation de traversiers. « Nous sommes ravis d’apprendre que les recherches visant à trouver l’exploitant approprié pour le service de traversier entre Yarmouth et le Maine se poursuivront. Nous avons entendu parler d’entreprises qui sont intéressées mais pour qui le moment n’était pas propice à la présentation d’une soumission, pour différentes raisons, a dit Keith Condon, président du Partenariat international pour un traversier pour la Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous reconnaissons qu’il est urgent d’avoir un exploitant en place, mais nous reconnaissons également l’importance d’obtenir l’exploitant approprié. Nous comptons appuyer les efforts du gouvernement provincial. » Le gouvernement provincial est prêt à investir une somme de 21 millions de dollars pour l’établissement d’un nouveau service de traversier à Yarmouth si certaines conditions sont respectées. Ces conditions incluent un plan d’affaires solide qui démontre que le service sera durable et rentable dans un délai de sept ans, ainsi que l’appui opportun du gouvernement fédéral. « J’apprécie les efforts déployés par le gouvernement provincial jusqu’à présent pour trouver un exploitant de traversier, et je suis ravie d’apprendre que les recherches se poursuivront, a dit Pam Mood, maire de Yarmouth. La question demeure urgente, et il est important de rester positif et de se concentrer sur les prochaines étapes. Je compte sur une relation de travail continue avec le gouvernement provincial sur ce dossier. » Le gouvernement provincial nommera une équipe qui sera chargée de mettre en œuvre les recommandations en matière de tourisme du comité d’experts, tout en contribuant à faire du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse une destination encore plus attrayante pour les visiteurs. Dans son rapport, le comité d’experts souligne que l’amélioration de l’expérience touristique dans le sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un élément clé pour la création des conditions nécessaires à un service de traversier viable. De telles conditions contribueront également à attirer un exploitant qualifié pour l’exploitation d’un service de traversier à Yarmouth. L’équipe sera formée de représentants de l’industrie touristique ainsi que de leaders de la communauté et du monde des affaires. Des renseignements plus détaillés, y compris les noms des membres de l’équipe, seront dévoilés au cours des prochaines semaines. Le comité d’experts a évalué les études et rencontré des gens et des groupes afin de déterminer les conditions nécessaires pour assurer un service de traversier viable. Dans son rapport intitulé « Re-Establishing a Yarmouth Ferry? An Analysis of the Issues » et publié le 7 septembre, le comité souligne qu’un service de traversier pourrait être viable à long terme s’il : offre une expérience de qualité supérieure aux passagers; est appuyé par une stratégie de marketing très élaborée; peut miser sur une expérience touristique forte dans le sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le rapport du comité d’experts peut être consulté à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/econ/yarmouth-ferry-study.asp (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Visva Bharati to dissociate from Poush Mela Partha offers help

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday assured assistance from the state government to Visva Bharati authorities for hosting “Poush Mela” in Santiniketan. Visva Bharati has decided to dissociate themselves from holding the Mela putting a doubt over the mega fair that draws people not only from the state and the country but from abroad as well. Chatterjee will also take up the matter with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.”In the last few days, I have received several calls from students and people from the state who want that the annual event should continue. I have spoken to Vice-Chancellor of the university Bidyut Chakraborty and have asked him to inform the state government about the measures that need to be taken for continuation of the event. I have urged him to talk to the locals, educationists, students, alumni and the local administration and take their feedback on the matter,” Chatterjee said. According to him, Bengal’s sentiments are associated with this historical event and everybody wants that the Mela should be held. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe Visva Bharati authorities have pointed out that catering to the pollution norms and taking up the entire responsibility of organising the fair has become difficult on their part. “There are now several modern machines for addressing the issue of pollution which can be utilised. But if the “Poush Mela” stops, it will be distressing,” the minister added. He further added that a new statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar will be unveiled at the playground of Hare School on June 11. A walk will be held from the campus to Vidyasagar College and the entire programme will be presided over by the Chief Minister. A half bust of Vidyasagar will be installed at Vidyasagar College and another statue will also be unveiled in the college campus. A bust of Vidyasagar was vandalised allegedly by BJP supporters during an election rally in the city that was led by Amit Shah last month. Leading educationists have been invited to be present at the programme.last_img read more

AAP MLAs tour residential colonies of their assemblies to raise awareness

first_imgNEW DELHI: Several AAP MLAs toured residential colonies in their assemblies here on Sunday to spread awareness about dengue and urged people to participate in the ’10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ campaign.The MLAs urged residents to participate in the campaign, launched by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on September 1, and save the city from dengue outbreak. More than 200 events were held across the city by MLAs, councillors and party leaders, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said in a statement. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPatparganj MLA and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also visited his constituency to raise awareness about dengue. MLA Parmila Tokas posted on Twitter pictures of her visiting the Raipur Colony, Mohammadpur village, R K Puram Sector 3, 12, in her R K Puram Assembly. Tokas said she met residents and encouraged them to check mosquito breeding in their surroundings. MLA Girish Soni also shared pictures of him inspecting his home and his MLA office, apart from his visit to Madipur Assembly. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWazirpur MLA Rajesh Gupta, along with Neemdi Colony ward councillor Neetu Azad, visited different parts of the constituency. Kalyanpuri ward councillor and president of the AAP’s SC-ST Wing Kuldeep Kumar also shared pictures of him checking mosquito breeding at his home. Under the ’10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ campaign, people have been requested to devote 10 minutes at 10 am every Sunday for draining stagnant water that could lead to breeding of mosquitoes. The campaign will conclude in mid November. The number of dengue cases recorded till September 7 stood at 122, with 30 of these reported in the current month and 52 in August. Last year, 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths due to the disease were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases in the city. Both the Delhi government and the local bodies have been making efforts to raise awareness among the people on precautions to ensure that there is no breeding of mosquito larvae in and around their houses.last_img read more

Police looking for help in BC slaying

first_imgEditor’s Note: The funeral is scheduled for Tues., Sept 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Smithers, B.C. Incorrect information appeared below and has been corrected.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsRCMP in Smithers, B.C. are seeking tips from the public on the killing of Jessica Patrick.Police confirmed Friday her body was found Sept. 15 on Hudson Bay Mountain Road outside the northern logging community.A memorial for the 18-year-old member of Lake Babine First Nation was being held Saturday.Police said they are working with the B.C. Coroners Service to determine how she died.“Many people, including friends and family, have come forward and provided information to help the RCMP with the investigation,” Sgt. Darren Durnin said in a release Friday.“Others have come forward knowing it was the right thing to do for Jessica, her family, and the community. Thank-you to all those people who care about Jessica, and want to do the right thing.”Read more: Red to honour woman on Highway of TearsPolice had been looking for Patrick after her family reported her missing Sept. 3.They said she was seen leaving the Mountain View Motel in Smithers early on the morning of Aug. 31.Local RCMP said their search efforts were bolstered by members of the Major Crime Unit, who have since taken over the investigation.“The missing person investigation transitioned to a criminal investigation,” Durnin said in the release.“The investigative team has obtained numerous court orders in an effort to secure all relevant evidence.”Durnin said a group of community searchers discovered the body about 15 metres down a steep bank.“Those people quickly called the RCMP and protected the scene. Their efforts and actions are commendable,” he added.Anyone with information can reach Smithers RCMP at 1-250-847-3233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Foxconn CEO meeting at White House reasons unclear

MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group CEO Terry Gou is headed to the White House for a meeting, but it’s unclear why.Foxconn has committed to building a $10 billion display screen manufacturing facility in Wisconsin that the company says will employ 13,000 people.Foxconn said in a statement Tuesday that “As part of normal business operations, Foxconn regularly engages with its stakeholders in state and federal government.” Foxconn says details of such interactions can’t be disclosed for privacy reasons.Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff says the governor wasn’t aware of the meeting or invited to attend. Evers has said Foxconn wants to renegotiate its contract with the state.A White House spokesman did not return a message seeking comment on the meeting.The Associated Press read more

Trudeau gives boost to marketoriented group on cleaneconomy initiative

by Geordon Omand and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 1, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trudeau gives boost to market-oriented group on clean-economy initiative Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, third right, is shown a Veemo velomobile, a tricycle enclosed in an aerodynamic body with a built-in electric motor, by VeloMetro CTO Kody Baker, second right, and CEO John Stonier, right, before speaking at the launch of the green economy initiative, Smart Prosperity, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday March 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck VANCOUVER – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a boost Tuesday to a new cross-sectoral group of business leaders, labour, non-governmental organizations, government and academics who want to accelerate Canada’s transition to a high-efficiency, low carbon economy.Smart Prosperity officially launched in Vancouver with encouragement from Trudeau, whose Liberal government’s climate agenda appears to dovetail with the economic transformation envisioned by the new market-oriented group.“This is really exemplifying for me the kind of co-operation and collaboration that’s going to be so essential in terms of addressing not just the challenges that we’re facing in the coming years, but the tremendous opportunities that are there for us,” Trudeau said at the launch.Twenty-six individuals have signed on to the initiative, including an eclectic mix of top representatives from banks and insurance companies, aluminium smelters, the United Steel Workers union, a grocery chain, investment firms and the World Wildlife Fund.They’re looking to identify and promote policies that spur innovation, generate jobs and boost the economy while improving the environment and conserving Canada’s natural heritage.“I’m a big believer in government not playing the leadership role,” Annette Verschuren, one of three Smart Prosperity co-chairs and the former president of Home Depot Canada, said in an interview before Tuesday’s announcement.“But government is critical to developing the right policy, the right triggers, the right environment. What’s really more important is that private capital gets attracted to this industry — spurred on by policies that make sense for our country.”Smart Prosperity’s launch coincides with four days of climate-focused networking, marketing, trade shows, policy discussion and federal-provincial arm-twisting, with Trudeau on hand to meet indigenous leaders and his provincial and territorial counterparts cheek-by-jowl with Vancouver’s massive, biennial Globe conference on clean tech.The key pillars of Smart Prosperity’s opening research paper point to innovation, incentives, infrastructure and investment.“The number one action point is to accelerate clean innovation — to create the conditions for celebrating clean innovation across all sectors of our economy,” said co-chair Lorraine Mitchelmore, the Calgary-based former president of Shell Canada. “This is truly about market economy, not market distortion.”Energy efficiency and resource efficiency is another top priority. So if you’re not keen on carbon pricing — the dreaded “job-killing tax on everything,” in the parlance of politics — this market-oriented group won’t be for you.As Mitchelmore says, there’s already an incentive for industry to become more efficient. “Let’s incent it even more: You need a price signal to actually give that incentive.”And this is not a group that is disinterested in the overall health of the Canadian economy.Galen Weston of Loblaws will be rubbing shoulders with former Dragon’s Den investor Arlene Dickinson, Shell Canada president Michael Crothers, Telus CEO Darren Entwistle, Royal Bank special adviser Phil Fontaine and Dominic Barton, the global managing director of consulting giant McKinsey and Company.“You don’t see this kind of powerful, diverse group of Canadian leaders come together around issues very often,” said co-chair Stewart Elgie, an environmental law professor at the University of Ottawa and a founding member.“In many ways this is sort of a once-in-a-generation opportunity.”Elgie, Mitchelmore and Verschuren have been developing Smart Prosperity for two years and Tuesday’s launch was seen as the start of a much wider conversation with all Canadians about where the country wants to be in 10 years. That future needs to start with government policy-making now, building on what Mitchelmore calls “pockets of success all over the place.”There’s actually much agreement among business, labour, environmental groups and global organizations such as the World Bank about how the economy and environment can and should be linked for the good of both. But the various sectoral “silos” haven’t been talking to each other, or pushing governments with one voice, says Smart Prosperity.Elgie likens the global energy and environmental transformation that’s just emerging to Canada’s free trade transformation of the 1980s, which tossed off a century of trade protectionism.“We’re at that same kind of moment now, there’s a fundamental structural shift happening in the global economy,” said Elgie, who questions whether political leaders will be far-sighted enough to recognize it.“That is the nature of the moment and it’s why this group of people have come together. This is the issue of our time.”— Follow @BCheadle on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misidentified the World Wildlife Fund and had an incorrect surname for Darren Entwistle. read more

Lebanon faces national calamity as refugee crisis deepens UN relief official warns

“Amid the carnage that we are seeing in Gaza, the continuing carnage in Syria and new dimensions in Iraq, Lebanon – which at the moment has the highest proportion of refugees of any country in the world – is facing increasing tension and is in danger of seeing it worsen,” Ross Mountain, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Lebanon, told a press conference in Geneva. He said about 12,000 new Syrian refugees are entering Lebanon each week and the number is expected to reach 1.5 million by the end of the year, accounting for one-third of the country’s population.“When you have 50,000 or 100,000 refugees in the country, it is a refugee emergency. When you have a quarter of the population of the country now arising, one third estimated by the end of this year the population of the country, it is a national calamity,” Mr. Mountain said.He noted that the majority of the Syrian refugees are hosted by poor communities in Lebanon and competition for the dwindling resources is likely to cause friction and tension among the two groups.Calling this “a formula for increasing tensions,” Mr. Mountain said he feared that the problem would only get worse and not only result in Syrian-Lebanese hostilities but also raise the possibility of Lebanese inter-sectarian problems. “Lebanon has gone through a civil war some 25 years ago. The region does not need another country in that circumstance,” he said.Mr. Mountain stressed the urgent need for countries to fulfil their pledges to the $1.6 billion humanitarian response plan for Syrian refugees living in Lebanon which to date is only 29 per cent funded.Last September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the International Support Group for Lebanon to help the country tackle its multiple challenges, including hosting such a large number of refugees.Mr. Mountain said that the political solidarity and “moral support” has not been matched by much-needed financial support. “I am suggesting that the importance of investing in Lebanon’s stabilization and resilience now can still avert Lebanon being added to those other countries in the region that are increasingly in the news,” he said. read more

School league tables fuel anxiety in students leading headmistress says as she

Peter Green also expressed frustration that schools which play the system to boost their ranking, often to the detriment of their pupils, are not identified by those compiling the tables. 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. School league tables fuel anxiety in students, a leading headmistress has said as she calls for a mass boycott.Sarah Matthews, head of Truro High School for Girls, said that teachers have a responsibility to lead by example and end the “culture of comparison” which is damaging to children’s mental health.The school, which has just 330 pupils, admits girls aged four to 18 and charges £28,959-a-year for boarders.It is one of the highest performing in Cornwall and last year it came top of the league table for small independent schools in England, with 59 per cent of pupils achieving an A* or A in their A-levels.But Mrs Matthews said that reaching the top of the small English schools league “very much brought the purpose of the league tables into perspective for us”.She announced that this year she will not be submitting students’ grades to league tables, nor will they be publicised on the school’s website, social media accounts or in any other promotional material.    “There is a need, and a responsibility, for teachers to be role models to the girls and to say that life isn’t about what may be unrealistic comparisons,” she said. “It’s about having bold and ambitious personal goals, working towards high aspirations and celebrating each point along that journey.”Mrs Matthews pointed to research which shows the problems caused by social media and the “growing culture for girls to compare themselves to images that are, all too frequently, modified and lacking in authenticity”.She said: “The result is an increased lack of confidence that is prevalent in teenage girls and it is time the nation recognised that what is important for young women is to focus on their own personal journey and to acknowledge and celebrate their own achievements.”Mrs Matthews argued that the “culture of comparison” is “damaging and is contributing to a crisis of confidence that is borne out in all the statistics regarding the mental health of teenage girls”.She continued: “We need to remind girls that they are all individuals and we must help them to become mentally strong, articulate and confident in the skills and attributes that they do have, rather than obsessing about those they do not.”Last year the headmaster of the £36,798-a-year Rugby School told parents that he will withdraw from league tables saying as they fail to reflect “modern all-round education”. read more

Womens EHF CL Round 3 Györ found form in Ljubljana

← Previous Story Stefansson denies wanting to leave Rhein-Neckar Lowen Next Story → Mirko Alilović ready for Rhein Neckar Lowen? Gyor handballKrim Mercatorwomen’s EHF CL Third round of Women’s EHF Champions League brought derby match of Group D in which Hungarian champion Gyor Audi ETO celebrating the victory in Ljubljana against Krim Mercator 34:30 (19:14). Easier than expected in more than half-empty new Arena “Stozice” (2500 fans in hall which capacity is 14000) in Slovenian capital, Gorbitz and other girls took two points (after bad game against Podravka and defeat in first round), very important for the finish of group stage, where both teams will face with Russian Zvezda also capable to entry Main Round.Krim Mercator: Grubišić (7 saves), Stefanišin (5 saves), Vergeljuk 3, Mavsar 3 (1), Bodnjeva 2, Varlec 3, Koren 1, Janković 1, Penezić 5 (2), Čečkova, Zrnec 2, Lekić 10 (7), Guberinić, Gregorc.Györi ETO: Lunde Haraldsen (7 saves), Palinger (6 saves), Verten 3, Mravikova 7 , Szegedi, Görbicz 10 (3), Kovacsics 2, Bradeanu 4, Amorim 1, Orban, Mayer, Hornyak, Gros 5, Spiridon 2.1. Krim Mercator 3 – 42. Györi 3-43. Zvezda Zvenigorod 2-24. Podravka Vegeta 2-0Group BLeipzig : Hypo 23:28 (12:15)DVSC Korvek – ItxakoStanding:1. Leipzig 3  – 42. Itxako 2-23. DVSC 2-24. Hypo 3-2Group CIn derby match of Group C, Larvik beat current CL vice-champion, Oltchim Valcea 34:31.Randers : Toulon 25:29 (12:16)Larvik : Oltchim Valcea 34:31 (17:18)Standing1. Larvik 3  – 62. Oltchim Valcea 3-23. Randers 3-24. Toulon 3-2 read more

WORLD YOUNG HANDBALL ALL STAR TEAM 20142015

Here are the complete results of voting Contest for the WORLD BEST YOUNG PLAYER 2014/2015:ALL STAR TEAM – BEST 7 and second line-up:GOALKEEPER: Nikola Portner (Jonas Maier )LEFT WING: Hampus Wanne (Magnus Landin )LEFT BACK: Paul Drux (Lasse Andersson )PLAYMAKER: Sander Sagosen (Joao Pedro Silva )RIGHT BACK: Fabian Wiede (Sime Ivic )RIGHT WING: Blaz Janc  (Christian Jensen)LINE-PLAYER: Simon Hald (Blaz Blagotinsek)GOALKEEPERS:Nikola Portner (Kadetten Schaffhausen – Switzerland) 17Jonas Maier (Kadetten Schaffhausen – Germany) 13Sebastian Frandsen (Ribe Esbjerg HH – Denmark) 9Tobias Thulin (Redbergslid IK – Sweden) 6LEFT WINGS:Hampus Wanne (SG Flensburg – Sweden) 19Magnus Landin (KIF Kolding København – Denmark) 13Ives Kunkel (GWD Minden – Germany) 10Rune Dahmke (THW Kiel – Germany) 6LEFT BACKS:Paul Drux (Fuchse Berlin – Germany) 26Dan Emil Racotea (Orlen Wisla Plock — Romania) 9Lasse Andersson (KIF Kolding Kobenhavn – Denmark) 9Nikola Bilyk (FIVERS – Austria) 7PLAYMAKERS:Sander Sagosen (Aalborg Håndbold – Norway) 27Joao Pedro Silva (Ademar Leon – Brasil) 14Tim Suton (TBV Lemgo, Germany) 9Jesper Konradsson (Alingsas HK — Sweden) 3RIGHT BACKS:Fabian Wiede (Fuchse Berlin – Germany) 14Sime Ivic (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko – Croatia) 9Vladan Lipovina (HSG Wetzlar – Montenegro) 8Dimitrij Küttel (Kadetten Schafhausen – Switzerland) 5RIGHT WINGS:Blaz Janc (RK Celje PL – Slovenia) 22Christian Jensen (Aalborg Håndbold) – Denmark) 14Bogdan Radivojevic (SG Flensburg – Serbia) 13Darko Djukic (RK Metalurg – Serbia) 4LINE-PLAYERS:Simon Hald (Aalborg Håndbold – Denmark) 15Blaz Blagotinsek (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko — Slovenia) 11Ignacio Plaza Jimenez (BM Puerto Sagunto – Spain) 8Mijajlo Marsenic (Partizan — Serbia) 8 ← Previous Story 32.271 vote for the WORLD YOUNG HANDBALL PLAYER 2014/2015 Next Story → Sander Sagosen is the World Young Handball Player 2014/2015! read more

New Japanese Sakura Kit Kats Combine Cherry Blossoms With New Flavors

first_imgStay on target This Pop-Up Uses AI to Make Perfect KitKat and Sake PairingsThe World’s First Hot Ruby Chocolate Drink Sounds Delicious Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Kit Kats are super popular in Japan, if you haven’t already guessed by the number of times we talk about the delicious sweets here. It’s just about springtime too, and in Japan that basically means it’s time for school graduations, celebrations, and cherry blossoms to bloom in the country. Kit Kat is celebrating these occasions with some new flavors and special packaging with some truly awesome flavors, all including the famous cherry blossom flavor.First up is the Sakura Strawberry Kit Kat, which you’ll only be able to buy at Japanese Kit Kat Chocolatory stores, and they come in larger, special tubes. They have gorgeous cherry blossoms on their tubes with small delicate pink, gold, and white wrappers inside, and a special charm made from cherry blossom wood to bring you good luck. They even have a space on the Kit Kat to write in a note in celebration on the back. The actual treat itself is light pink with a sakura flavor and strawberry together with just a hint of the sakura blossom flavor.The other range of flavors includes milk, dark, and iyokan (Japanese citrus) flavors, all with special sakura packaging and notes of encouragement for those taking entrance exams. All of them sound like a sweet way to let your loved ones know that you’re thinking of them and you want them to succeed. Just don’t buy a whole bunch of the Kit Kats and then eat them yourself, because that’s probably going to be pretty tempting. The strawberry flavor sounds especially scrumptious.I think it’s high time Kit Kat starts experimenting here in the west, because the craziest it gets around these parts are white chocolate varieties and dark chocolate, or the “Big Kat.” It’s time to get a little wilder, because these flavors are just too good, like the idea of a Kit Kat, to not share.last_img read more