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10 months agoBurnley striker Chris Wood delighted to be scoring again

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley striker Chris Wood delighted to be scoring againby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley striker Chris Wood is delighted to be back amongst the goals.Wood ended an eight-game wait for a goal as Burnley signed off 2018 with a priceless 2-0 win over West Ham.“It’s nice to have a good record against them, but even better to get those three points and much-needed ones,” said Wood, whose last goal had come at the London Stadium in November.“It was nice to get off to a bright start, especially with the amount of pressure we piled on.“I think we deserved it and it was nice to compound it with another goal from Dwight. It was a great first half and we took it through from there.“It’s nice to have opportunities. As a striker you’re always worried when you don’t get opportunities so I’m happy to have got them.“It means we’re doing something right as a team and we can build on that going into the next game.” last_img read more

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17 days agoSon of Jose Antonio Reyes makes superb Real Madrid debut

first_imgSon of Jose Antonio Reyes makes superb Real Madrid debutby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe son of Jose Antonio Reyes has made a superb debut with Real Madrid.José Antonio Reyes López made his debut with the Infantil B team, by scoring a goal and providing an assist.Real Madrid went on to defeat Unión Carrascal 5-2.Reyes Jr moved to Real over the summer from Leganes just days after his father died in a car accident.The youngster, a winger like his father, dedicated his goal to his Dad on the day. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Illegal parking a hindrance for conservancy workers

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim on Saturday asked the Kolkata Police officials to take steps to curb illegal parking which is acting as a deterrent to conservancy under Borough VIII of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. A number of councillors under Borough VIII that comprises parts of Bhowanipore and Kalighat area in South Kolkata expressed concern over the parking issue and requested the Mayor to take it up on a priority basis.According to sources, residents of wards 72, 70, 90 and 85 suffer most because of this problem. Pool cars, app cabs, taxis are found parked here and there in these wards in such a manner that conservancy workers are denied the entry space to clean up the roadside. The roads that bear the brunt of the parking menace include Sadananda Road, Rajsekhar Basu Sarani, Chakraberia Road, Harish Mukherjee Road, Kalighat Road, Shyamananda Road and Chakraberia South. Some house owners also park their cars on the road space in front of their houses creating problems for the conservancy workers. “The Mayor had asked the borough executive engineer to take up the matter with Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) Kolkata Police to ensure that no vehicles are parked in a way that affects conservancy work. House owners should also be asked to remove their vehicles for conservancy work for at least three to four hours in the morning,” a senior KMC official present in the meeting said. Councillors in the area often take drives along with Kolkata Police to assist necessary conservancy work.last_img read more

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Paul McCartney Experience Package Benefits MusiCares

first_imgThe latest GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience with multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Paul McCartney.Presented in partnership with Kompolt, the package is available for bid now through June 23 at ebay.com/grammy.This spectacular package includes: • Two (2) passes to attend a soundcheck • Two (2) passes to meet Sir Paul • Two (2) tickets to a concert (select dates in July & August) • One (1) official photo (sent to winner after the show) • Two (2) roundtrip Delta One Business/First-Class Air tickets within the Continental U.S.The auction benefits MusiCares.last_img read more

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Trucks tangle traffic in Paris to protest holiday fair spat

first_imgPARIS – Carnival workers are creating traffic chaos in Paris to protest the city’s ban on a popular Christmas fair on the iconic Champs-Elysees Avenue.The French road authority reported increased traffic on several highways into Paris during Monday morning rush hour. French broadcasters showed trucks running a so-called “escargot operation” on a highway west of Paris, driving at a snail’s pace across multiple lanes.Riot police vans were stationed on Paris’ western edge to block carnival trucks from entering the city after the Paris police chief said they would enforce City Hall’s ban on the fair.The city voted in June to change the format of the Christmas market, saying it had become too commercial. Carnival magnate Marcel Campion and his supporters have objected. Negotiations last week failed to defuse the dispute.last_img read more

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Lack of pipelines refineries will lower Canadian quality of life analyst

first_imgGet ready to pay more at the pump over the next few days. Gas prices have started climbing over $1.30 a litre at stations across Calgary.A couple of cents may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but there are new warnings that everyone’s cost of living will keep going up if Canada doesn’t get some new pipelines and/or refineries.Gasbuddy.com’s Dan McTeague said delays with Line 3 and Line 5, pipelines into the US, are just a couple examples of the risk to Canada’s economy, but the cancellation of Energy East, Northern Gateway and for now, Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline, can also be added to the list.“If you don’t like $1.30 for a litre of gasoline, the sky’s the limit if you undermine Canada’s ability to export or refine its products,” he explained.He believes Canadians need to decide what their priorities are.“Do we want a sustainable, long-term future for Canada’s energy sector or do we not?” he asked. “Do we want affordable energy prices competitive with our neighbours to the south or not?”McTeague said the bottom line is environmentalists are putting the Canadian economy at risk, stating if Canadians want to hurt themselves, then continue to let the green elements of the country run the nation into the ground.“If you can’t build a pipeline, it’s unlikely you’re going to be building a refinery in an environment where the same groups who are protesting Canadian oil are also wanting to reduce Canadian emissions to 30 per cent below current standards,” he said, pointing out no one else in the world is close to that mark.McTeague added no other nation with resources like Canada has allowed themselves to be hemmed in by a small but determined group of people who are using the courts to undermine the energy sector.He said those who cheer for an end to the energy sector may want to consider how the country will pay for the social programs it funds or equalization programs that keep Canada together.“If we are prepared to compromise, or lessen that, we had better be prepared for a significant change in our standard of living and I think most of us would find that is not going to lead to prosperous future but a bleak outlook for Canada,” warned McTeague.last_img read more

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No need to turn off the taps for now in Trans Mountain

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she sees no immediate need to turn off the oil taps to British Columbia now that the federal government is taking over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Notley says there is more certainty around the project than there has ever been and she doesn’t plan to use her province’s legislation to regulate the flow of oil exports for now.“Because the crisis has passed, at least for now … I don’t know that we’re going to be looking to exercise this (legislation) in the very near future,” Notley said as beaming cabinet ministers stood behind her.“We still have it. It remains something that we would consider using should it become something that’s necessary for us to maximize our resources.”The federal Liberal government announced Tuesday that it will spend $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.In return, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its $7.4-billion plan to twin the pipeline carrying diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to the B.C. coast and from there to overseas markets.Once the sale is complete later this summer, Canada will continue construction on its own.Alberta is making up to $2 billion available if needed to keep the project going, but Notley said it’s “very possible” the province will never pay a cent of it.She also said any money the province puts in will be converted to equity in the pipeline, so there should be no negative effect on Alberta’s credit rating.“We said we should get the pipeline built and we are getting it built. We will not stop until the job is done,” Notley said.“Pick up those tools, folks. We have a pipeline to build.”Notley said the pipeline will be under federal jurisdiction, which will limit how British Columbia laws can be applied to the project.She suggested that could mean B.C.’s constitutional argument over that government’s say in what moves through the province will have less relevance.B.C. Premier John Horgan went to court with the intent of blocking the expansion, which he has said puts the province at an environmental risk should there be a spill.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

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State to reduce complexity in recruitment process of teachers

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department has decided to simplify the process of recruitment by the School Service Commission (SSC), which is responsible for recruitment of assistant teachers in the state.The Education department has also constituted a five-member committee to look into the demands of the SSC candidates, who have been staging demonstrations near the Kolkata Press Club for the past 23 days. “We have come across certain complexities associated with the recruitment process by School Service Commission. I have instructed officials in the department to review the process and simplify it as far as possible,” state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said after meeting a representative of agitating candidates at his office in Bikash Bhavan on Friday. It may be mentioned here that there are four steps involved in the interview of the candidates before being finally selected. The department wants to bring it down to two. “The recruitment process of the teachers has been marred by several litigations. These litigations have come up due to the complex nature of recruitment rules. We want to hold the examination at least once in a year and for this purpose the simplification of recruitment rules is necessary,” a senior official of the state Education department said. The department officials while framing the rules will consider the weightage of marks secured by candidates in the Higher Secondary and the marks in the SSC examination. According to sources, since 2011 the recruitment process can be carried out only twice. The five member-committee led by secretary of School Education department Manish Jain will take into account the demands of the agitating student and will submit a report to Chatterjee in 15 days. Then, the minister will again hold a meeting with the agitating candidates. “Our government is sympathetic towards their issue and we will try to come up with a solution under the ambit of law. Their names figure in the waiting list and they should understand that they are not part of the panel,” a senior official of the department said. Earlier, Chatterjee had met the candidates at his office on March 6 and after being informed of their demands, he had assured them that those having the requisite qualification would get call for interview in due course. Chatterjee had also sought a report from the SSC regarding these candidates. The agitating SSC candidates, who alleged not being recruited as teachers in classes IX to XII despite having the requisite qualifications, had first met the minister on March 2. These are the candidates, who had written the SSC exams in 2013 and 2017 and had subsequently qualified the examination, are on the waiting list for recruitment. They are demanding that recruitments should be made against numerous vacant seats across schools in Bengal. They are in the waiting list for post of assistant teachers in high school, and for the posts of work and physical education teachers. The agitating students vowed to continue the stir unless there were some concrete assurances about filling up vacancies in the state-run schools.last_img read more

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Olivier Giroud in Olympique Marseilles radar

first_imgOlivier Giroud could be on his way out of Chelsea just six months after joining the west Londoners from rivals Arsenal, according to reportsGiroud, 31, won the World Cup this summer with France and could be sold to Marseille to fund a move for Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain.Atletico Madrid were previously linked to the former Montpellier forward but finally settled for another option making the French forward available in the market.But, with the French giants still on the lookout for reinforcements at centre-forward, Reports from France suggest that Giroud is now once again being targeted, following problems in the club’s attempts to secure a deal for Mario Balotelli.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.However, it is also believed that Chelsea are unlikely to give up Giroud without a fight, despite rumours that Maurizio Sarri is on the lookout for a new centre-forward.According to inside reports at Stamford Bridge, Sarri is not a big fan of Giroud and would prefer to work with Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain.last_img read more

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US Lawmaker Opposes Drilling Permit Work During Shutdown

first_imgLowenthal, the incoming chairman Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, said federal workers are being brought in without pay to service the oil and gas industry. BOEM staffers who deal with renewable energy remain furloughed, he said in a statement. Grijalva called on Bernhardt to reverse course, and if he refuses, to provide a briefing on the legal justification for what appeared to be a violation of the Antideficiency Act, which prohibits federal agencies from spending money in advance of an appropriation. Grijalva said President Donald Trump’s “temper tantrum” over a wall built on the border with Mexico has taken a toll, with 800,000 federal workers missing paychecks, Native Americans at risk of losing access to food and health care, travelers facing extended delays in airport and national parks piling up with trash. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. “One of the most striking features of the current government shutdown, brought about entirely by the President’s insistence on building an entirely unnecessary border wall, is the way the administration has bent over backwards to ensure that the pain of the shutdown falls only on ordinary Americans and the environment, and not on the oil and gas industry,” the Arizona Democrat wrote. Interior spokeswoman Faith Vander Voort in an email response said department officials would be happy to meet with the Natural Resources Committee as appropriate. “And we are confident that we are fully meeting our legal obligations,” she said. “Your department has continued to hold public meetings on oil and gas development on the North Slope of Alaska, refused to extend the comment period for leasing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and opened up the Bureau of Land Management field offices to allow drilling permits to continue to be issued,” Grijalva said.center_img Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minnesota, and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-California, also signed the letter. McCollum chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Interior Department. Rep. Raul Grijalva (gri-HAWL-vah) on Tuesday sent a letter to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt objecting to the department changing plans to allow employees to work on upcoming offshore lease sales, seismic permits and a five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan in Alaska and elsewhere. “If you are an oil and gas company awaiting a lease, there is a big open sign at the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management,” Lowenthal said. The administration cares only about its favorite industry, he said. Connie Gillette, BOEM chief of public affairs, said by email the agency is using carry-over money appropriated for the 2018 fiscal year for the activities. He called it outrageous that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management updated its contingency plan allowing employees to work to comply with the administration’s America First energy strategy.last_img read more

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Glam Gets 10M in Private Financing

first_imgGlam Media has secured $10 million in financing from Mizuho Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Japan’s Mizuho Bank, the online content network announced today. It’s the company’s fifth round of financing in as many years.The financing will be used to fund Glam’s expansion in the U.S. as well as in Japan and Germany, the company said. As part of the announcement, Glam said it also received an additional second round investment from Munich-based Hubert Burda Media for its Glam Germany venture.”Glam Media has proven its new media model can fuel one of the fastest-growing online companies in these difficult economic times,” Glam CEO and chairman Samir Arora [pictured] said in a statement. Last month, Glam launched Tinker.com, a micro-blogging platform for users to find, follow, filter, create and share real-time conversations on events and news from online platforms like Twitter. In February, Glam acquired AdaptiveAds, a display ad targeting and optimization company.Rated recently by comScore as one of the fastest-growing Web sites, Glam is said to have more than $100 million in private financing, including $85.6 million it secured last year. The principal backer in that financing round was Hubert Burda Media.last_img read more

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The Economist Cleans Up at IMAG Awards Industry Notes

first_img Condé Nast is just over two years into a $1.9 billion, 25-year lease in the building. Mountain Media — which also publishes Stratton Magazine, a quarterly primarily focused on the eponymous nearby mountain resort — claims an initial run of 20,000 issues for Manchester Life, 12,000 of which will be mailed out to a controlled list of both seasonal and year-round residents. The remaining copies are to be physically distributed to real estate offices, resorts, retail shops, and other “high-quality locations and events,” according to a media kit. TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s Dew Tour continued to pick up industry accolades, this time winning an Imagination Award in the events category.  IMAG — the MPA’s subgroup representing independent magazine publishers — revealed the winners of the second annual Imagination Awards as part of the IMAG conference in Marina Del Ray, CA Wednesday evening. The law firm headed by Marc Kasowitz — the same Kasowitz expected to represent President Trump through his ongoing Russia probe — has sent a notice of claim on Condé Nast’s behalf to both the Port Authority, which owns the property, and the Durst Organization, which developed and manages it, regarding the “dirty and not transparent” windows in the space, Folio: has learned. After The Atlantic, the other repeat winner was Active Interest Media, who scored a victory in the leadership category for its “big bet” on digital, achieving dramatic traffic growth by migrating its sites onto a new, faster platform. The regional lifestyle boom continues… Promoting “the best office address in the world,” the official One WTC website’s leasing page claims, “Floor-to-ceiling windows, with panoramic views of a city bustling with commerce and creativity, surround your team with inspiration and purpose.” Arguably the fastest growing space for print magazines receives a new entry this weekend with the debut of Manchester Life, a lifestyle title serving Southern Vermont. Now, it appears there’s a new problem obscuring the horizon: dirty windows. “Last summer we really began to recognize that there was a need for a lifestlye magazine in the Manchester area to speak to the residents, the visitors, and the second home owners,” Mountain Media CEO Marcia Lissak told The Manchester Journal. View the full list of winners here.center_img After being shut out last year, The Economist scored multiple wins: in audience development for the “Discomfort Food” experiential campaign in which the magazine feeds people bugs, and in digital for its Snapchat Discover channel. The latter win was a tie with The Atlantic, which was honored for its Life Timeline page. Thanks to the tireless reporting of PageSix, many are aware of Condé Nast’s issue with unwanted furry guests at the otherwise glamorous One World Trade Center digs to which the publisher transferred much of its operations in late 2014. Less inspiring, as The Real Deal reports, is the fact that said windows have not been washed since 2015. MPA rewards the independents… See this and other current openings at careers.foliomag.com. Awards were given out across six categories: audience development, content, digital, events, leadership, and revenue. To emphasize the new ways in which magazine brands are realizing bottom-line growth, IMAG this year split the revenue category into three separate awards: “advertising,” “general,” and “native.” The company says the new launch is partially aimed at filling the void left by the shuttering of a pair of travel guides previously produced by the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce. Grimy windows gum the works at Condé…  From the job board… Alabama-based Highlands Publications needs a multimedia account executive to help keep up with growth in its ad sales division. Offering “higher than standard” commissions, the position requires two-to-three years’ experience.last_img read more

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Quota protesters threaten to boycott classes exams

first_imgQuota protesters holding a press conference on Dhaka University campus. Prothom Alo file photoThe platform of quota protesters, Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, on Wednesday threatened to boycott classes and examinations at all universities and colleges for an indefinite period if the cases filed over the quota reform demonstrations are not withdrawn in seven days, reports UNB.Nurul Haque Nur, joint convener of the platform, came up with the threat at a press conference on the premises of Dhaka University Central Library in the afternoon.“General students might be harassed in the cases filed against unidentified protesters over the quota reform movement. So, the cases must be withdrawn within the next seven days,” he said.Nur continued, “If the cases are not withdrawn within the stipulated time, classes and examinations at all universities and colleges across the country will be boycotted for an indefinite period.”He also sought security for the quota protesters.Rashed Khan, another joint convener of the platform, alleged that those who led the movement are being threatened in various ways, including the social media.He urged the authorities concerned to ensure security of the protesters who had actively participated in the quota reform movement.The platform leaders also demanded that those involved in the attack on the residence of the Dhaka University Vice-chancellor be identified through scrutinising CCTV footages and brought to book.They also demanded immediate execution of the prime minister’s announcement to abolish the quota reform in the public service.Another joint convener Faruk Hossain was, among others, present at the press conference.On 11 April last, four cases were filed against unnamed people over clashes and vandalism on the DU campus and attack on the DU VC residence during demonstrations demanding reforms of the existing quota system in government jobs.last_img read more

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Biman jets crash landing in photos

first_imgEighteen people were injured as a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane slides off a runway while landing at Yangon airport in Myanmar on Wednesday due to inclement weather.Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane lying on the grass after the passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International airport on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines jet lying on the grass at the side of the Yangon International airport’s runway. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport on 8 May evening.Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines jet lying on the grass at the side of the Yangon International airport’s runway. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows an official inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport in Yangon on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 8 May 2019 shows a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport in Yangon on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 8 May 2019 shows a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport in Yangon on 8 May evening.last_img read more

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Polls Open As Texas Voters Decide Runoff Races

first_imgIlana Panich-Linsman/KUTAustin residents lined up to vote at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services on Guadalupe Street on Tuesday.The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local): Texas’ primary runoff will test whether the national Democratic Party’s establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.It will also set up November races where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held U.S. House seats, a once unthinkable total in such a conservative state. And the party will learn its gubernatorial nominee, even if Republican Gov. Greg Abbott looks unbeatable.But one Democratic issue not expected to resonate is gun control, even though balloting comes four days after a shooting killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School near Houston.Top Texas Republicans have promised to discuss better fortifying schools — not gun control. And Democrats generally agree on more gun control so there hasn’t been much debate. Polls have opened across most of Texas for voters to decide on primary runoff races, including for party nominees for governor and Congress where no candidate won at least 50 percent of the votes cast during the March primary.The outcome of voting Tuesday will set up November races where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held U.S. House seats, a once unthinkable total in such a conservative state.Voters, meanwhile, will choose between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez, ex-Dallas County sheriff, and Houston businessman Andrew White, whose father, Mark, was governor from 1983 to 1987.The runoff elections come just four days after a gunman killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at Santa Fe High School near Houston. That attack sent shockwaves through Texas and the nation, but it’s unlikely to be a major factor in Tuesday’s balloting.___center_img Sharelast_img read more

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Neil influenced Anushkas NH10 act

first_imgActress Anushka Sharma feels fortunate that she could work with actor Neil Bhoopalam in her production debut NH 10 as she feels his talent has influenced her performance.In the film, the two will be seen as a couple that goes on a road trip which gets transformed into a complete nightmare, leaving the couple to fight for survival.“Neil is one of the best actors that our country has today. I feel really fortunate that I could work with him because when you work with good actors, it has an effect on your own performance,” Anushka said here Tuesday during the film’s promotion at a college. “I have had a great time. He is like a buddy and I feel like I have known him for years,” she added. Neil has been part of films like No One Killed Jessica, Shaitan and David. He was especially appreciated for his role as a politician in the TV series 24.last_img read more

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Dance is a form of Sahitya

first_imgCelebrated Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, famed motivational speaker, acclaimed choreographer, dance scholar and top bureaucrat, Ananda Shankar opens up about her passion for dancing and how it helped her combat cancer…  How did you develop interest in classical dancing?I took up dancing at the age of four. When I was 11, I went to Kalakshetra in Chennai for a summer workshop – that’s where I developed my passion for the art. I immediately took admission there as a boarder. I trained there till the age of 17, while simultaneously pursuing private education.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A choreographer, a dance scholar and a bureaucrat; how do you juggle the different roles?Multi-tasking comes naturally to all women. The secret is to make time for the important things in life and to not give up on your passion. It is exhausting at times and that’s what makes it exciting.You incorporate a lot of dialogues in your dance performances, how challenging is that?Dance in itself is a form of Sahitya. Every production is different and comes with a flavour of its own. For instance, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the story was in English, therefore I used English narration to bring out the essence of the story before the audiences. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHow did you overcome cancer? During those tough times, my husband was my greatest strength. He maintained a strong and positive environment. I shifted my complete focus to dance and never stopped dancing even during the chemotherapy sessions or surgery days. My passion helped me overcome the disease.  What would be your advice to those combating breast cancer in India?People are not aware enough about breast cancer. Most women tend to prioritise their families over themselves, and keep away from discussing their discomforts. Also, it’s an issue that most people shy away from talking about. My suggestion to men would be, gift a check-up, at least once in two years, to their mothers and wives after they reach the age of 40.  What made you infuse contemporary issues into the classical form of dancing?Dance to me is like any other language that I speak. I use it to share my worries and even to share humour. I have also used mythological stories in my performances to equate the present condition of women to that of the past, because they are still somewhat relevant. Share with us some of the most memorable incidents of your career?Receiving the Padma Shri from Dr (APJ) Kalam and performing before Dalia Lama were the two most memorable incidents of my career.Your advice to upcoming artists?Youngsters these days, fail to relate to classical art forms. I would suggest them not to compromise with their art at any cost.last_img read more

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Vision Travel acquires Montreals Voyages Cortravco

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Vision Travel acquires Montreal’s Voyages Cortravco MONTREAL — Vision Travel has increased its foothold in the Quebec market with the acquisition of Montreal-based Voyages Cortravco.Voyages Cortravco was established in 1990 by Kit Sawhney and his sister Sarita Sawhney as an international corporate travel management agency, specializing in small to medium size clients with a reputation built on a high level of customer service.The company will operate as Cortravco, a Direct Travel Company, but under the Vision Travel umbrella.“We are excited to welcome the entire team from Voyages Cortravco into our family,” said Joel Ostrov, President of Vision Travel, Quebec East Region of Direct Travel. “This acquisition will solidify our leadership in the Montreal corporate and high-end leisure market, bringing even more talent to our organization here in the Quebec East Region of Direct Travel.”Cortravco’s Kit Sawhney and Vision Travel’s Joel OstrovKit Sawhney will continue on with the company as Senior Vice President, Vision Travel, Quebec East Region, reporting directly to Ostrov. Sarita will stay on as Senior Director, VIP Client Services.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“We knew this would be a great fit with Vision & Direct’s continued growth and global strategy,” said Sawhney. “Their personalized approach to travel is right in line with how we have done business for the past 28 years.”center_img Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Tags: Montreal, Quebec, Vision Travel Solutions, Voyages Cortravco Travelweek Group last_img read more

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Passenger checked an actual missile launcher in his luggage

first_img BALTIMORE — Here’s a good packing tip: leave the missile launcher at home.U.S. federal officials say they’ve found a missile launcher in a man’s luggage at the airport in Baltimore.According to a statement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSO), the military grade weapon was located in the man’s checked luggage at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.TSA screeners find missile launcher in checked luggage at Baltimore/Washington International airport. https://t.co/j8l2JvOQJd pic.twitter.com/830N4i1ge3— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) July 29, 2019TSA officers called airport police who found the man and detained him for questioning. The unidentified traveller said he was in the military and coming home from Kuwait. He said he wanted to keep the weapon as a souvenir.The TSA said the missile launcher was “not a live device.” But it was handed over to the state fire marshal for disposal.The man lives in Jacksonville, Texas, which is about 115 miles (185 kilometres) east of Dallas. He was ultimately allowed to catch his flight home. By: The Associated Press Tags: TSA, TSO << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Passenger checked an actual missile launcher in his luggagelast_img read more

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By this time its no secret what the fans Valley

first_imgBy this time it’s no secret what the fans, Valley media, and national pundits think the Cardinals need to do in round one of the 2013 NFL Draft.Sure, the sentiment may be split 50/50 on the Cardinals taking an offensive tackle or quarterback in round one, but that is pretty much the consensus at this point.There is one problem with the pick being a consensus in February though… It’s February, so we have no idea what’s going to happen. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires I have broken down the Cardinals’ biggest needs, then taken the time to list the top ten prospects at each of those need positions: quarterback, pass rusher, interior offensive lineman, and offensive tackle, but does that make it a slam dunk the Cardinals go with one of those positions at seven?Let’s look at it another way and suppose the draft’s first six picks go off like this:Chiefs- Geno SmithJaguars- Dion JordanRaiders- Sheldon RichardsonEagles- Luke JoeckelLions- Eric FisherBrowns- Barkevious MingoThat leaves the Cardinals in a bit of a lurch. They could pull the trigger on Lane Johnson, a guy I called the offensive tackle with the most upside in the draft, but taking a guy like Johnson at seven involves all the risk of taking Levi Brown at five.Is that the way GM Steve Keim and HC Bruce Arians want to start their tenure, reaching for a possible need on a very inexperienced left tackle, albeit with a larger upside than Brown had?Then there is the thought of drafting Chance Warmack at seven. No one, and I mean absolutely no one, would be happier if the Cardinals took Warmack at seven, but there hasn’t been a guard drafted in the top 10 in the draft since 1997. Are the Cardinals and this new regime really brave enough to take that leap? 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact That leaves the list of prospects that fit into what the Cardinals want to do as… shallow.I saw the outcry of what even mentioning a quarterback at seven can cause; that doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but let’s leave that discussion for another day.Guys like Bjoern Werner and Damontre Moore won’t fit into the Cardinals’ 3-4 scheme, in my opinion, as I can’t see them being as effective standing up as outside linebackers and they aren’t nearly big enough to work as 3-4 defensive ends.Who are some prospects that could be available at seven if this is how the draft unfolds and the Cardinals aren’t willing to pull the trigger on young Lane or a quarterback?Star Lotulelei, DT Utah 6-4 320lbsWhile many see the defensive line as a strength, the reality is the Cardinals are thin at both defensive end spots after Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett. Lotulelei has been compared to Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, and that comparison should make Cardinals fans even more intrigued if they decided to truly go “best player available.”Star would be able to work into the defensive line rotation early and often, working from nose tackle to both end spots, and upgrade a unit that struggled to stop the run consistently. Adding a player like Vaccaro would make the transition from the Wilson era much easier for Cardinals fans, and may actually improve the Cardinals defense.While the three prospects above won’t address the most glaring needs on the Cardinals’ roster, they are all realistic possibilities if the offensive tackles and outside linebackers are gone early and the team’s brass doesn’t see a quarterback worth taking at seven or the value in taking a guard that early. He also would be insurance for the Cardinals if they decided to let go of Dockett after 2013 or refuse to pick up the club option on Dan Williams’ 2014 contract.Dee Milliner, CB Alabama 6-1 200lbsAs the NFL continues in its copycat ways, we will see teams looking to grab cornerbacks with more size and ball skills than turn and run athletes.The Seahawks have perhaps the best secondary in the NFL with this philosophy, and Milliner is that type of corner.Big, long and athletic, Milliner doesn’t have the elite speed of Patrick Peterson or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but he is a physical ball hawk that loves to play press coverage.The Cardinals have needs in their secondary, as only three corners are under contract for 2013, and adding a talent such as Milliner never hurts.Kenny Vaccaro, FS Texas 6-1 218lbsWhile the Cardinals and Adrian Wilson decide on their future together, one has to wonder at what point the team will look to getting a safety of the future on the roster.Kerry Rhodes played extremely well in 2012, but turns 31 in August and is due $6 million in salary for 2013.Vaccaro is the prototype of the new NFL safety.Big, fast and versatile, Vaccaro lined up all over the field for the Longhorns in 2012, even covering receivers in the slot at times. He attacks the line of scrimmage with a Wilson-like fury against the run, and has improved on creating turnovers.last_img read more

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