Fez to Host 2nd International Artists Gathering

Rabat – The 2nd International Artists Gathering in Fez is a festival that seeks to unite different world cultures through art.Through a series of exhibitions, panels and workshops, the gathering will be held on 12-15 January to explore the theme of Art in the Time of Crisis.In its second year, the gathering seeks to provide a platform to connect countless diverse artists from all over the globe. Congregating in the sacred city of Fez, the gathering will be filled with discussions, exhibitions and workshops that are open for everyone to take part in. They will discuss very pertinent issues that permeate various parts of the world today. Founded and directed by local Fez photographer, Omar Chennafi, the gathering this year explores the theme of “Art in the Time of Crisis.”“We want to give these major issues a different perspective and open up the dialogue,” Chennafi said.The guest of honor at this event is no other than the European country, which has accepted the largest number of refugees, Germany. Not only is the country a pivotal cultural and artistic hub in the European continent, at the time of this crisis, it is using its economic might and strong political position to welcome and integrate refugees into its society.The 2017 Gathering will host five new art exhibitions, selected by German curators Pascual Jordan, and Evi Blink, that will blend together through photography, installations and paintings. The artwork covers a broad range of topics, such as the refugee crisis, war, Islamic extremism and a lack of global education. Exhibited artists will come from all corners of the globe.The gathering also aims to promote art education amongst Moroccans, as all events are free and open to the general public. In doing this, the event is accessible to all, artists and non-artists, Moroccans and foreigners; its doors are open to all those who wish to discover more about art and its role in crises.The gathering further seeks to promote artistic expression and its role in combatting extremism. Morocco is a world leader in combatting Islamic extremism and it is via the promotion of cultural initiatives such as the International Artist Gathering in Fez that this can be achieved.On his hopes for the gathering Omar Chennafi said, “I believe that art can help us face the problems that arise out of these various political, religious, and economic crises. By bringing an international group of artists together here in Fez, we will create a forum for sharing art, encouraging cross-collaboration across geographical borders, and discussing positions on the role of art in the time of crisis.”“Muslim culture celebrates art, but it isn‘t given the right exposure. We are trying to open up this conversation globally to show the world that there is a place for art in Islam. Religion without culture is extremism and culture without art is dogma and art is the opposite of dogma,” Chennafi added.Upon its conclusion the gathering will be reviewed and participants will be able to give their feedback on the event. The entire festival will be filmed, documented and subsequently shared on social media. Coverage will also include one-on-one interviews with artists and participants.“We want to archive everything that happens, so that anyone who has an interest in cultural research can have access, ” Chennafi said.For more information about the International Artists Gathering and for a full breakdown of the schedule, please visit, www.fezgathering.com. read more

Hong Kong police arrest 29 as city returns to violence further protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas.Sunday’s protests saw some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and demonstrators since protests escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong people to be sent to mainland China for trial.Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.Six officers drew their pistols and one officer fired a warning shot into the air, police said in a statement.“The escalating illegal and violent acts of radical protesters are not only outrageous, they also push Hong Kong to the verge of a very dangerous situation,” the government said in a statement.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.More demonstrations are planned in the days and weeks ahead, including a rally at Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways headquarters on Wednesday to protest against perceived “white terror,” a common expression to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.Cathay has emerged as the biggest corporate casualty of the protests after China demanded it suspend staff involved in, or who support, the anti-government demonstrations that have plunged the former British colony into a political crisis. The protests also pose the gravest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he took power in 2012, with Beijing eager to quell the unrest ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct 1.Protesters once again adopted cat-and-mouse tactics on Sunday evening, moving swiftly to locations across the former British colony, where they set up barricades to block some roads, following a largely peaceful rally earlier in the day.Police said they arrested 29 men and seven women, aged 12 to 48, for offenses including unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons and assaulting police officers.The clashes on Saturday and Sunday marked a return to unrest after days of calmer demonstrations. The protests, which escalated in June over a now-suspended extradition bill, have rocked Hong Kong for three months, occasionally causing serious disruption including forcing the closure of the airport.The city, a major Asian financial center, is facing its biggest political crisis since the handover of power from British rule in 1997. Canadian Consulate suspends travel to China for Hong Kong staff Lawmakers urge U.S. to block sales of crowd-control gear to Hong Kong Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests Protesters say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement under which Hong Kong returned to China with the promise of continued freedoms, not enjoyed on the mainland, for 50 years.The protests are taking a toll on the semi-autonomous Chinese city, where hotels and restaurants are half-empty and several global events have been postponed.Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index dropped more than 3% early on Monday, outpacing falls in regional markets, as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war rattled investors. Chris McGrath / Getty Images Protesters clash with police after a rally in Kwun Tong on August 24, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 7, 2014 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,576.45, down 166.67 points):Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down 11 cents, or 2.06 per cent, to $5.22 on 11.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.60 on 5.9 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down seven cents, or 3.11 per cent, to $2.18 on 5.7 million shares.Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Down 10.5 cents, or 3.21 per cent, to $3.17 on 4.4 million shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 23 cents, or 2.54 per cent, to $8.81 on 4.1 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down $1.02, or 2.58 per cent, to $38.53 on 3.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Down 10 cents, or 1.17 per cent, to $8.48 on 304,419 shares. The company said Tuesday it will produce a new preschool series with Ragdoll Productions called Twirlywoos for CBeebies, the children’s arm of the BBC. The company will also handle the global distribution, merchandising, brand management and marketing of the series by Anne Wood, creator of the original Teletubbies and In the Night Garden.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down 55 cents, or 2.14 per cent, to $25.21 on 1.8 million shares. Chile’s top court has suspended the development of El Morro mine after siding with indigenous groups opposing it. The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the project’s environmental permit to be halted until the Diaguita indigenous community is consulted. read more

Baseball Is For The Youths

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code This past week brought a series of impressive feats from baseball phenoms. Pete Alonso set a record for home runs hit by a National League rookie. Rookie Aristides Aquino hit his 11th home run in just 17 career games, becoming the first player since at least 1900 to do so. And Yankee infielder Gleyber Torres set a record for the most homers since 1969 against a single team when he hit his 13th home run of the season against the Baltimore Orioles. On the show, we break down this era of unprecedented dominance by the young players of MLB.Looking ahead to the start of the 2019 college football season — which kicks off this weekend — we’ll preview which teams to watch for and make our own championship predictions.To round out this all-youth episode, we dive into the Little League World Series and the players whose names suggest that they are destined for greatness.What we’re looking at this week:Neil’s piece on youths in baseball.Forbes breaks down the college football rankings.The joys of Little League World Series fandom from The Ringer. read more

Commentary Johnathan Hankins should receive top consideration among defensive linemen

No Ohio State football players were selected in the first round of last year’s draft, but thanks to Johnathan Hankins, the Buckeyes should be represented on the draft’s first day this time around.The junior defensive tackle made an unsurprising decision when he announced Monday he would bypass his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL draft. Hankins, a second-team Associated Press All-American this season, is very likely to be a first-round draft pick.He could even be the first top-10 draft pick from OSU since former defensive lineman Vernon Gholston was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in 2008.Hankins has the measurables and skill set that NFL teams look for in a nose tackle. At a listed weight of 322 pounds, Hankins is a massive man, and with that size comes great strength and power. He supplements that girth with a rare level of quickness and athleticism for a man of his size, which truly makes him a special player and NFL prospect.In order to contain his size and explosive combination of strength and quickness, opposing offensive lines consistently double-teamed Hankins throughout his OSU career.In two full seasons as a starter, Hankins was very productive, picking up 122 tackles and 15 tackles for loss, but much of his impact doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. He is not a great pass-rusher, but by consistently occupying blockers, he frees up lanes for his teammates to make plays.By entering the draft, Hankins enters a class that is highly competitive among defensive tackle prospects. Utah’s Star Lotulelei, Alabama’s Jesse Williams and Georgia’s John Jenkins are all massive but athletic nose tackles like Hankins, and all should be first-round picks. Even with all of that competition to be among the draft’s top picks, it would come as a big surprise if Hankins falls outside of the top 20.Defensive tackles with Hankins’ size, athleticism, ability to impact plays and collegiate productivity don’t come along in every draft class. With the potential to be a top-10 draft choice, it is hard to blame him for choosing to make the jump to the next level. He should have the opportunity to play immediately, and he will get paid for it.By leaving one season early for the NFL, Hankins sacrificed the opportunity to be part of a Buckeyes team expected to make a national championship run in 2013. On the other side of the equation, the Buckeyes lose one of their best defensive players, and will have no returning starters on the defensive line next season.Even with Hankins’ early exit and the graduations of 2012 starters John Simon, Nathan Williams and Garrett Goebel, the Buckeyes should still have a strong defensive line next season. The Buckeyes have done a great job recruiting defensive linemen over the past few years, including sophomore Michael Bennett and freshmen Noah Spence, Adolphus Washington and Tommy Schutt, all of whom played well in limited action this season, and will likely form the Buckeyes’ starting front four next year.Of the four departing linemen, Hankins will be the toughest to replace, as the Buckeyes do not have another player on the roster with Hankins’ combination of size and explosive athleticism. But even with his loss, the Buckeyes have enough talent on defense to be a championship-caliber team in 2013.Hankins has the versatility to excel at the next level in the middle of a three-man defensive front or as one of two defensive tackles in a four-man front. That makes him an attractive option for any team in need of a defensive tackle. Potential teams who could draft Hankins include the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.The 2013 NFL draft begins April 25. If not the first defensive tackle selected, Hankins should at least be among the top two or three. read more

Greece Israel to bolster ties

first_imgThe Greek and Israeli governments aim to deepen cooperation in several sectors, including energy and tourism, and are planning to hold a joint conference in Thessaloniki next May bringing together members of the Greek and Jewish diasporas, Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis said mid-week after talks with his visiting Israeli counterpart Danny Ayalon.During their meeting the two men also discussed plans to hold a joint cabinet session, announced earlier this year. Plans for the initiative were announced following a visit in January by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman — the first in 15 years -which followed a landmark visit in August last year by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Dollis said the two sides were trying to agree on dates. A key focus of Tuesday’s talks was cooperation in the energy sector, with Greece keen to operate as a hub for the transport of Israeli natural gas to European markets. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Former TCI Deputy Premier asks for six months delay to corruption trial

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:earl whitter, Floyd Hall, justice paul harisson, michael misick, sipt trial BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continues Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials Delancy challenged on leadership style, calls Floyd Hall, ‘man of integrity’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – The lead attorney for former Deputy Premier and Finance Minister, Floyd Hall says he needs more time to review the evidence and made an application to delay the start to the SIPT trial. Earl Whitter told Justice Paul Harrison at the pre-trial proceedings for the SIPT yesterday that there was too much evidence and that he was too new to the case to be able to adequately represent his client without the extra time; he asked for the start date to be delayed by six months. Speaking for the Special Prosecution, Andrew Mitchell expressed shock in the courtroom asking ‘what on earth has gone on, what has Floyd Hall been doing for the last four years.’Whitter, QC reportedly explained to the Judge in the application that Hall stands to lose much in the case as all 17 counts and all the defendants are linked to him. While ex Premier Michael Misick has a limit set that he can be sentenced, if convicted, to no more than 20 years; there is no cap in the Turks and Caicos on sentencing for bribery, conspiracy to defraud TCIG and one can be jailed for 14 years for money laundering. There is not court today; it resumes Thursday with decisions expected from Justice Harrison on all of the applications put forth ahead of the trial start. Recommended for youlast_img read more

Troopers investigating accidental shooting death of 5yearold

first_img(Google Maps)State troopers have concluded an on scene investigation but still have not released details as to what led to a young boy’s shooting death in Kokhanok over the weekend.  Kokhanok is a village of about 160 people on the south shore of Iliamna Lake.Five-year-old Kadin Mann was accidentally shot Saturday, according to troopers, and flown to Anchorage for medical care. He died there Sunday.Troopers, including a member of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, were on scene, apparently using specialized equipment. They’ve not said how Mann was killed or who fired the gun.A GoFundMe account set up Sunday to help the family with funeral arrangements has raised more than $4500.Mental health counselors are meeting today with students and the community members dealing with the tragedy.last_img read more

Hoping To Keep 18 Billion In Commercial Property HISD Plots Political Plan

first_img 00:00 /01:13 X Laura IsenseeThere was a strong campaign against Proposition 1 in HISD, against sending tax dollars from the district to the state, under the so-called “Robin Hood” program. Because Proposition 1 failed, HISD faces losing commercial property to pay off its debt to the state.In the next legislative session, the Houston Independent School District will wage a political battle worth at least $18 billion.The fight has emerged because Texas considers Houston a rich district and requires it to share money, in what’s known as “recapture” or “Robin Hood.”But this fall, voters rejected the most common way to pay that.“We have set ourselves apart with our stance and our city’s vote on recapture, and we have a heavy load to carry this session,” HISD Trustee Anna Eastman said at the board’s meeting in December.That’s because if lawmakers don’t change school finance, Texas will take $18 billion worth of commercial, non-residential property away from HISD to pay off the bill. The education commissioner will let another property-poor school district tax it instead.“Our district and the business community have a lot at stake, and it’s no joke,” said Ashlea Graves, who directs governmental relations with HISD.The district is trying to avoid that with its new legislative agenda. Graves said that they have three top priorities when it comes to school finance:A local homestead exemption: She said that school districts like HISD could get some credit in the finance formula for property that they don’t tax under the homestead exemption. This could save HISD about $60 million in recapture money.Restore transportation money: HISD loses the state’s transportation funding just like every other property-wealthy district that pays into recapture. For HISD, it’s worth $12 million.Count kids in full-day pre-kindergarten: Currently when Texas calculates the recapture bill, it doesn’t count these students as full-day. Graves said that this would reduce the bill by about $39 million.If passed, these strategies would reduce HISD’s debt by about a $100 million. But they won’t erase it entirely.“The biggest overarching  problem with this is that the state needs to reduce its over-reliance on local property taxes and replace some of that money with its own general revenue,” Graves said. Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Black Bloggers Network Advise Peers at Annual Festival in Washington DC

first_imgJoi-Marie McKenzie offers tips to participants on how to find their niche as bloggers during the Blogger Week Unconference. (AFRO/Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)Black bloggers from around the country converged on Washington, D.C., for the annual Bloggers Week festival, a multicultural gathering of bloggers, journalists and social media gurus.  Hosted by Black Bloggers Connect, the three-day event included Twitter parties, Google Hangouts, workshops, panels and networking events.Supported by more than 7,500 bloggers through features, published news, contests, and campaign opportunities, the Blogger Week UnConference brought together hundreds with one goal in mind: finding more concrete methods of sharing the African-American experience across the globe.Blogging participants captured the event in real-time for their own audiences throughout the various Blogger Week Unconference panel sessions. (AFRO/Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)“I just started writing for my blog and I wanted to connect and be inspired by the many young, Black women who participate,” said Nia Phillips, who, along with Linda Joseph, manages the blog Glamsavvylife. “When we create our own spaces and our own stories, we have a certain level of control that is often missing from mainstream media and popular culture.  That control is beautiful.”With Black women making up the majority of participants and facilitators, the blogging festival took on a tone of double-consciousness reminiscent of activist-publisher Ida B. Wells’ efforts to advocate for the race, and also for Black womanhood.“As Black women, too often we are overlooked or confined within stereotypical spaces, so it is great to be a part of a movement to bring our voices to the forefront, Joseph said.  “I think it is amazing to see so many Black women using blogging to express themselves and as a tool for engaging our communities.”Panel discussions included “Don’t Quit your Day Job, Yet: Building a Successful Blog While Maintaining a Full-time Gig,” “How Bloggers Can Help Each Other Drive Traffic,” and “Tap into Your Authentic Voice: Purposeful Blogging.”Bloggers Tyece Wilkins, Erica Nichole and Shefon Nachelle field questions presented by facilitator G.G. Renee Hill and audience members about increasing and maintaining a loyal blog following. (AFRO/Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)Troy Johnson, founder of the African-American Literature Book Club (AALBC), encouraged bloggers to support each other’s efforts, noting an increase in writers of African descent with fewer platforms for reviews, discussions, or exchanging information about books.Finding the courage to present divergent narratives was a consistent theme within panel discussions presented at this year’s festival.  Many participants told the AFRO that creating a network of support for emerging talent, even as they learned new techniques and disciplines themselves, was key to the success of Black bloggers.“It was important for me to gain insight from people whose goals include trying to make better social media platforms, regardless of what stage the individual attendees find themselves,” said Buddah Desmond, who attended last year’s sessions as well.  “We’re finally taking advantage of this media in order to express our stories and tell our truths for our communities.  Particularly for younger people, it is a way of being heard and being seen without the filters or misinterpretations of others,” Desmond said.BlackBloggersConnect.com was launched in June 2011 as the brainchild of community relations guru Jessica Ann Mitchell to provide a social network specifically for Black bloggers to address issues within the Pan-African world.last_img read more

Nvidias driverless car learns from observing humans

first_img This might sound like a really terrible idea, but let’s give Nvidia the benefit of the doubt for now. They’re letting their AI-driven car learn solely by watching humans drive.Nvidia calls their prototype vehicle BB8, and while that name might be more befitting, say, a Volkswagen Beetle, it’s actually a Lincoln MKZ. Apparently even AI drivers want to feel like Matthew McConaughey diving backward into a rooftop pool when they’re out cruising around.While you can pick up a Lincoln that’s loaded with near-autonomous driving features, Nvidia shut them all down in their test vehicle. They wanted the car to use its neural network to figure out how to drive.That meant observing human drivers on the road. Sounds like they’re setting the poor AI up to fail, right? Our streets are, after all, teeming with drivers who run red lights, stop in crosswalks, turn without signaling, go left of center, and text the entire time they’re driving.Fortunately, Nvidia had a more sane plan in mind. They mounted cameras to other test vehicles and then took them out on the road. The video footage they recorded was then handed over to BB8 so that the AI could analyze it and figure out how to reproduce the behaviors it observed.Neural action shot showing how BB8 analyzes its surroundings to figure out where to driveThe results are pretty impressive. Sure, BB8 mows down a traffic cone at the start of the video, but it handles plenty of real world situations — including driving on dirt roads and driving in the dark — with ease. Again, it’s doing this all without ever being explicitly told anything like how to identify the edge of the road or what another car looks like. Researchers Teach Autonomous Cars to Predict Pedestrian MovementAutonomous Bar Will Drive Up And Mix You Drinks Stay on targetlast_img read more

Awakening of Sufism

first_imgAfter having received a whole hearted response at the Jaipur Literary Festival, ‘Ajmer Sharif’, authored by Reema Abbasi and published by Niyogi Books was officially launched at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught place with eminent classical danseuse and researcher activist Manjari Chaturvedi and 26th Generation Gaddi-Nasin, Ajmer Sharif, Haji Syed Salman Chishty.’Ajmer Sharif’ – the heart of homage for thousands of all faiths, welcomes a tidal wave of humanity for the saint known as Gharib Nawaz (benefactor of the poor), whose spiritual order is the most lyrical and inclusive. This book showcases the absolute necessity of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti in our conflicted times. Today, he is a signpost of unity; a reminder of the relevance of Sufism as a conduit of harmony and justice. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe pages of the book narrates the story of the founder of the Chishti Sufi Order in South Asia – who knew that hunger supersedes doctrines – and of his movement, which began in a mud hut over eight centuries ago. Muinuddin Chishti brought Qawwali, the genre of Sufi devotional recitals, and the ideal of acceptance to the world. He discouraged religious supremacy and patriarchy by example – his wife was a central leader and his only daughter became a caliph – an aspect practised at his seat, but cast off by other shrines of his lineage. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAn elaborately researched oeuvre on the history, spiritual journey, mystical power, and legacy of the 12th century Sufi giant – rich with accounts of Mughals as devotees, monuments, rituals, and over 200 unique, evocative photographs – ‘Ajmer Sharif’ traces the life of the saint and reveals the living force of his shrine.The author, Reema Abbasi was the recipient of the Gender in Journalism Award 2003 from UNESCO for the most gender sensitive reportage. At present, she is a columnist, and an independent contributor with international newspapers, and a regular commentator on socio-political issues. In the last decade, her writings have maintained a rabid focus on the values of secularism. With her last book ‘Historic temples in Pakistan: A call to conscience’, she aimed to stir a discourse that dispels intolerance towards any faith .An in-depth researched work on the history and spiritual journey of the Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti, the book describes the life and times of the Saint and the continued relevance of his much-visited shrine at Ajmer Sharif.last_img read more

Two get life sentence for human trafficking

first_imgKolkata: The Sealdah Court has recently awarded life imprisonment to two persons for their involvement in trafficking of a minor girl from Ultadanga and selling her to a dance bar in Uttar Pradesh.The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each and an additional one-year imprisonment for wrongful confinement of the victim. According to sources, on September 2014, the Ultadanga police station received a complaint from a woman who told the police that her 14-year-old daughter had gone missing. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The investigation revealed that the missing girl had an affair with a man named Rahul Ghosh, who was a bus conductor. The sleuths had doubts that Ghosh could be involved in the case as he also went missing for a few days at that time. The police also learnt from the girl’s family members that she used to dance well. They got information that the girl told some of her close friends that Ghosh was well acquainted with a dance troupe in Uttar Pradesh and he had allegedly promised her a job. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt soon became more or less clear for the investigators that the girl hailing from a lower middle class family was lured with the promise of job. Suspecting that Ghosh might have trafficked her to Uttar Pradesh, the police used their intelligence network and Ghosh was arrested from September 22 from Ramchandrapur in Uttar Pradesh. The girl was locked up in a room of a dance bar. She was recovered within 10 days after the police complaint was lodged. Ghosh had sold her to the owner of the bar. The sleuths could also nabbed the bar owner Suresh Gupta. A case was initiated against them on charges of wrongful confinement and women trafficking and accordingly the charge-sheet was submitted. In another conviction, the Sealdah Court on Wednesday sentenced a man named Bashir Khan to five years imprisonment for molesting a girl from Dum Dum on March 11. The conviction has been achieved within 22 days of the crime with the Chitpore police station submitting the charge-sheet in the case on March 17.last_img read more

Beautiful British Airways liveried aircraft takes to the skies

first_imgBEA land LHRBeautiful British Airways liveried aircraft takes to the skiesBritish Airways today unveiled the second in its series of heritage liveries – a British European Airways (BEA) design on an Airbus 319 – as it touched down at Heathrow this morning.The arrival drew large crowds to Shannon, where the aircraft was painted, and Heathrow, British Airways’ home.The A319, registration G-EUPJ, is adorned with the BEA livery, which flew predominantly on domestic and European routes between 1959 and 1968. However, there is one significant difference with the replica; the aircraft will have a grey upper wing, rather than the traditional red, to meet current wing paint reflectivity requirements.The aircraft, which has been painted to mark British Airways’ centenary, enters service this afternoon with its maiden commercial flight in its new colours to Manchester. After this, it will continue to fly routes across the UK and Europe, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires next year. As with the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) liveried 747, the aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24, which will feature a special image of the livery.Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “It was another really special day as we welcomed our BEA liveried A319 in to Heathrow this morning, which forms part of our centenary heritage fleet. Yet again there were huge crowds lining the perimeter fence to see the aircraft coming in, which shows just how excited people are about these designs. We’ve been overwhelmed with positive feedback from customers and colleagues.”The BEA liveried A319 is the second aircraft with heritage designs to enter the British Airways fleet following the arrival of its BOAC 747 long-haul counterpart last month. Next to arrive with be another 747, this time with a British Airways Landor livery. And one final design will be revealed later this month as the airline celebrates its past while looking to the future.In its centenary year British Airways is hosting a range of activities and events. As well as looking back, the airline is also hosting BA 2119 – a programme, which will lead the debate on the future of flying and explore the future of sustainable aviation fuels, the aviation careers of the future and the customer experience of the future.The airline will be working with expert partners to identify BA’s 100 Great Britons; the people up and down the country who are currently shaping modern Britain, and of course, the year would not be complete without some special flying and moments for customers.The centenary activity is taking place alongside the airline’s current five-year £6.5bn investment for customers. This includes the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft. The airline will also be introducing new Club World seat with direct aisle access later this year.Source = British Airwayslast_img read more

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The trial in the case, . Families like mine are the ones that bleed first” “I had forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington” Kirk replied Duckworth did not offer a response Duckworth was born in Thailand to a Thai mother of Chinese descent and an American father NBC News reports Her father served in World War II and had reportedly traced his ancestry back to someone who fought in the Revolutionary War Duckworth lost both of her legs serving in the Iraq War “Senator Kirk has consistently called Rep Duckworth a war hero and honors her family’s service to this country” Eleni Demertzis spokesperson for the Kirk campaign said in a statement “But that’s not what this debate was about Rep Duckworth lied about her legal troubles was unable to defend her failures at the VA and then falsely attacked Senator Kirk over his record on supporting gay rights” “Sen Kirk’s statement speaks for itself as does Tammy’s response” Matt McGrath Duckworth’s deputy campaign manager told NBC News Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted a response to the incident Friday praising Duckworth and telling Kirk “It’s really not that hard to grasp” Thankful for @TammyforIL’sand her family’sservice to this country It’s really not that hard to grasp @MarkKirk https://tco/rKY0rberiB Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 28 2016 Write to Tessa Berenson at tessaberenson@timeinccomPrime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a major revision to Japans pacifist postwar defense policy amid wide public protests Tuesday but dont expect to see Japanese troops sweeping across foreign battlefields anytime soon Under the new policy Japans powerful but low-profile military would be allowed to defend friends and allies under attack for the first time even overseas Its part of a new interpretation of Japans war-renouncing constitution that Abe has pushed since taking office 18 months ago But ending the ban on so-called collective self-defense comes amid widespread public opposition Thousands of protesters ringed Abes office during his televised announcement A middle-aged man in a business suit set himself afire in protest in downtown Tokyo on Sunday a shocking event in normally docile Japan But in many ways the new policy merely formalizes the linguist sleight-of-hand that has allowed an officially pacifist nation to maintain a military of 250000 well-trained and well-equipped troops in the first place "This is not a game changer" says Brad Glosserman executive director of the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu "The Japanese have always been able to find a way to do whatever was needed to defend their interests and meet their obligations under the US-Japan Security Treaty What this does is allow them to do things more openly" At issue is Article 9 of the constitution written in the early days of the US occupation of 194552 The article formally renounces Japans right to wage war or maintain a military: Article 9 Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of forces as a means of settling international disputes In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph land sea and air forces as well as other war potential will never be maintained The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized Various interpretations over the years have allowed Japan to develop robust air land and sea forces and maintain the right to defend itself against attack should that ever be necessary (so far it hasnt) Until now however Japan’s Self-Defense Forces have operated on the premise that they could not come to the aid of friendly countries like the US, which suffered mightily during Japans era of wartime and colonial expansion, "In order to keep the situation under control," The federal court is expected to make the oral arguments available online soon. in his first season in Thailand, 000 to bring this project to life. experts appointed by the U. and was sentenced to 20 years in prison the following year.Frazier has a lengthy criminal record of domestic assaults and thefts.

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