Phoolan Devi story set to return as web series

first_imgA quarter century after Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen generated a massive worldwide buzz following its premiere in Directors’ Fortnight in 1994, the epochal film’s producer, Bobby Bedi, has firmed up plans for a 20-episode web series on the life and death of Phoolan Devi, the dreaded Chambal dacoit-turned-Member of Parliament who was assassinated in the heart of Delhi in July 2001. The web series, titled ‘Phoolan Devi’, will be directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, with Tannishtha Chatterjee taking on the role of the protagonist. Dhulia was the casting director of Bandit Queen. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveSpeaking on the sidelines of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Bedi reveals that the web series will go into production within the next few months. It will be spread out over two seasons of 10 episodes each. “The first season will end with Phoolan’s eight-year prison term, while the second will largely cover the years in the aftermath of her release,” he says. “Her prison term was extended by four years, but within two years of her release she became a Member of Parliament,” says Bedi. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back pain”Bandit Queen hinged on how a woman had to suffer huge indignities in rural India on account of being low caste. It focused on crushing caste oppression. In an urban setting, conversely, she demonstrated the political power of a low-caste woman,” says Bedi. For a long time, the New Delhi-based producer had toyed with the idea of doing a sequel to Bandit Queen. “Then the web space opened up and we realised it would be the best option because it allows the storyteller all the time to develop characters and settings,” he says. Bedi was sure from the very outset that he wanted Tannishtha for the role of Phoolan Devi. The actress came on board instantly once she was convinced that the web series would be completely unlike Bandit Queen in tone and substance. The new production is neither a sequel nor a remake the format is long enough to allow us to handle a wider canvas of the Phoolan story.last_img read more

In the news today June 19

first_imgFive stories in the news for Tuesday, June 19———CANNABIS BILL HEADS BACK TO SENATEA federal bill to legalize recreational cannabis was bounced back to the Senate on Monday, where the government’s representative argued it’s time to get on with lifting Canada’s almost century-old prohibition on marijuana. The House of Commons voted 205-82 to reject 13 amendments passed by Senate, including one which would have authorized provinces to prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose. Senators now have to decide whether to defer to the will of the elected government or insist on some or all of their amendments, digging in for a protracted parliamentary battle.———CONSERVATIVES STEAL QUEBEC RIDING FROM LIBERALSThe Conservatives have stolen a Quebec riding away from Justin Trudeau’s ruling Liberals, in the first test of Andrew Scheer’s effort to recreate the nationalist-conservative coalition that helped federal Tories dominate the province in the 1980s. Conservative candidate Richard Martel captured 52.7 per cent of the vote in a federal byelection held in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord — more than 5,000 votes ahead of Liberal Lina Boivin, who took 29.5 per cent. Just 36 per cent of eligible voters bothered to cast ballots. The byelection was precipitated by the resignation of rookie Liberal MP Denis Lemieux.———CHARGE LAID IN TORONTO SUBWAY DEATHToronto police say a 57-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of a man who was apparently pushed in front of a train at one of the city’s busiest subway stations Monday morning. Det. Rob North told a news conference Monday night that police are looking for witnesses to the incident. He also appealed for anyone who may know the victim, who has yet to be identified, to come forward. Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross said intentional deaths on the subway system are extremely rare, adding the last case took place in 1997 when someone was deliberately pushed onto the tracks.———REMAINING PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT REGINA CAMPPolice have arrested protesters who remained at a camp on the lawn outside the Saskatchewan legislature, but said they would allow a sacred fire to burn down before removing a teepee from the site. Demonstrators at the “Justice for our Stolen Children” camp had been protesting racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers. Police and government officials evicted most of the camp on Friday morning and the remaining people were supposed to have left the site by noon Sunday.———LOW-COST AIRLINES HOPE TO TAKE OFF IN CANADACompetition is heating up for Canada’s most price-sensitive travellers as WestJet Airlines gears up to launch the country’s second ultra-low cost airline Wednesday. Swoop, an offshoot of WestJet, will make its maiden flight on its pink and white aircraft before the sun rises in Hamilton, Ont. on a trip to Abbotsford, B.C. By discounting travel, Swoop, Flair Airlines and others are trying to repatriate the more than five million Canadians who cross the border to catch flights from airports in Buffalo and Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Birmingham, Wash.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— A general court martial will be held in Halifax for Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, a military police officer accused of sexual assault— A judicial review will be held in the case of Abdoul Abdi, a former Somali child refugee who was never granted Canadian citizenship while growing up in foster care in Nova Scotia.— Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde to meet with federal, provincial and territorial ministers in Yellowknife on how to revitalize and protect First Nations languages.— Former NDP MP Paul Dewar launches his Youth Action Now initiative in support of youth leadership. He will also be recognized for his years of service to the community.— Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains makes an announcement on digital and data transformation.last_img read more

Stamps mark Canadian contribution to Apollo 11 moon mission as 50th anniversary

first_imgLONGUEUIL, Que. — Canada Post has issued a pair of commemorative stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed humans on the moon for the first time — highlighting the Canadian minds and technology that made it happen safely.Neil Armstrong’s first steps on July 20, 1969 were watched by half a billion people worldwide and became a well-known milestone in human space exploration.But Canadian engineers working for NASA played a big part in the mission, including Jim Chamberlin, the first to realize first that flying directly to the moon wasn’t the best option. He would help develop the lunar orbit rendezvous — which involved descending to the surface aboard a landing module connected to the main spacecraft.Owen Maynard, one of Canada’s top aircraft engineers, sketched early designs of the command module used in Apollo and is credited as the person at NASA most responsible for the lunar lander.And a company based in Longueuil, Que., Heroux-Devtek, built the landing gear components for the lunar module, which technically were the first thing to touch the ground. They remain on the moon to this day at the Apollo 11 landing site.Sons of both Canadian engineers were on hand for the unveiling at a Heroux-Devtek plant today, alongside Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and dozens of collectors looking to snag the new stamp.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Canada to restart consultations with Indigenous groups on Trans Mountain

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN NewsCanada announced Wednesday that it will not appeal a federal court’s recent ruling on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and says it will re-engage with First Nations and Métis communities impacted by the project.The announcement by Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi Wednesday morning comes amid ongoing debate around Canada’s duty to consult Indigenous peoples on the pipeline, and on resource projects developed on Indigenous lands more broadly.On Aug. 30 the Federal Court of Appeal ruled on a case brought forth by a number of First Nations, the Cities of Vancouver and Burnaby and the Government of British Columbia that the National Energy Board’s “process and findings were so flawed that the Governor in Council could not reasonably rely on the Board’s report,” and that Canada “failed to fulfil the duty to consult owed to Indigenous peoples.”Responding to that decision on Wednesday Sohi announced the federal government is appointing former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci to design and oversee a new consultation process in which Canada will “work to address concerns of First Nations and Métis communities to move forward in the right way on this project in accordance with the Court’s direction.”In May Canada announced it was buying the embattled pipeline—which has faced fierce opposition from Indigenous groups for years while garnering the support from some First Nations and Metis communities—from Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion.At that time Indigenous leaders from a host of Nations and communities—and with grassroots people asserting their rights and jurisdiction on the ground in unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam, Sto:lo and Secwepemc territories—vehemently and publicly opposed the Trudeau government’s assertion that it would see the pipeline through to completion.Critics of the project maintain that in building a pipeline through their lands without Indigenous peoples’ free, prior and informed consent violates Aboriginal rights and contradicts Canada’s commitment to upholding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, including the imperative to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Following the federal court of appeal’s announcement in August Indigenous representatives gathered in Vancouver for a joint news conference. “It was a hard fight, but I’m glad today the courts heard the teachings of our culture, and our spirit, and how we carry ourselves,” Tsleil-Waututh Chief Reuben George announced.  “The people up here that represent the nations could have negotiated for millions, but we can’t put a price on the things that we love.”Asked by reporters how Canada will carry out its consultations with Indigenous groups, Sohi said Wednesday the feds “are going to engage in good faith and in a meaningful way,” adding Canada will “offer accommodation where accommodation is possible.”Sohi said the NEB is conducting its own review of marine shipping and the impacts on species at risk.Meanwhile, Canada will begin its consultation process, he added.“We will follow the direction that has been given to us by the federal court, [which] has said that meaningful consultation can take place in a focused and efficient manner.  “So with that we’ll be going into the communities with an open mind, and engaging and listening and learning from them, and accepting their help in designing and the input into how we need to move on this important project.” read more

Business partners claims against Winklevoss twins nixed

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has rejected a business partner’s counterclaims against twin brothers who are best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook.The judge ruled Friday that Stephen Shaw’s counterclaims against Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were filed too late.The ruling comes in lawsuit filed by the Winklevoss brothers last year over their $1.3 million investment in Treats!, an online and print magazine that was founded by Shaw and offers nude and semi-nude photographs of models and celebrities.The brothers claim Shaw has mismanaged the magazine and squandered their money.Shaw says the twins reneged on an agreement to publicize their investment in the magazine and to use their name recognition following the release of “The Social Network,” a 2010 movie about Facebook, to help promote it.Randall Chase, The Associated Press read more

UN mission in Afghanistan deplores killing of deminers

11 July 2011The United Nations has strongly condemned the brutal killing of four de-miners in the western Afghan province of Farah, stating that attacks on those who deliver humanitarian services are totally unacceptable. The United Nations has strongly condemned the brutal killing of four de-miners in the western Afghan province of Farah, stating that attacks on those who deliver humanitarian services are totally unacceptable.The four – who worked for the De-mining Agency for Afghanistan – were among 31 individuals who were first abducted while working on life-saving activities in Balabuluk district on 6 July, according to a statement released by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).“De-miners are providing life-saving services to vulnerable Afghans regardless of any political, religious, ethnic or geographical consideration,” said Michael Keating, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan.The head of the Mine Action Coordination Centre for Afghanistan (MACCA), Alan Macdonald, said he was appalled by the killings, and called on all Afghans to “support and respect the efforts being made by their fellow countrymen to clear Afghanistan of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.”UNAMA stressed that attacks on those who deliver humanitarian services are against international humanitarian law, adding that such attacks are “totally unacceptable.”“The United Nations urges the Government and all those in a position of responsibility to do everything possible to investigate this unprecedented incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the Mission said in a statement.The widespread and indiscriminate use of mines during more than two decades of conflict has turned Afghanistan into one of the world’s most heavily contaminated countries. Every month, an average of 40 people are killed or injured by landmines and explosive remnants of war in the country.So far more than 15,000 landmine-contaminated areas in Afghanistan – representing more than two-thirds of the affected territory – have been cleared and handed back to local communities. read more

UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands underlining strength of

UK now largest EU new car market for Korean car brands, with some 190,215 vehicles registered in 2017.Korea is UK Auto’s third biggest Asian export market, behind only China and Japan, as demand for British-built cars quadruples since 2010.Mutual benefits of Korea-UK trade and innovation highlighted during SMMT trade mission to South Korea.The growing strength of the automotive relationship between the UK and South Korea was highlighted today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) during its trade mission to the country.Latest figures from the UK trade body show that Britain is now the largest new car market in the EU for Korean car brands. 190,215 British motorists chose cars with Korean badges last year – with Kia, Hyundai and SsangYong models accounting for around one in 13 (7.5%) of new car registrations – up from 60,460 (2.5%) ten years prior.1Meanwhile, British consumers are also responsible for boosting output at Korean car factories, with UK demand for models built in the country hitting record levels in 2017. The UK imported 103,078 Korean-made cars last year – up 93% since 2010. Over the same period, UK production of cars for Korean buyers has risen more than four-fold, with 20,698 models exported to the country last year,Korea is now Britain’s third largest Asian car export market after China and Japan, with growth due to an increasing appetite among Korean motorists for the UK’s wide range of premium, luxury and high performance automobiles. After Germany, the UK is the EU’s second biggest manufacturer of premium products, including synonymously British brands Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, McLaren, MINI and Rolls Royce.The recent growth in bilateral trade has been enabled by the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), applied in 2011, which enables cars and components to move across borders without tariffs. To ensure both markets can continue to benefit in future, it’s crucial that this arrangement remains in place beyond March 2019.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,The UK’s automotive relationship with Korea goes back many years and today the motor trade between our two countries goes from strength-to-strength. Britain is one of the most important global markets for Korean manufacturers, and vice-versa, with consumers in both countries benefitting from a huge choice of cutting-edge models.With the UK’s reputation for world-class engineering, and its position as a test bed for the next generation of connected, autonomous and zero emission vehicles, strengthening our trade links with global automotive leaders such as Korea can only bring mutual success.The news comes as SMMT and a delegation of its UK-based members visit Korea this week on a trade mission to explore new business opportunities. The mission will provide a greater understanding for UK companies of the South Korean market and include visits to Seoul, Daegu and Gwangju.SMMT will also participate in the 4th Industrial Revolution Conference and Green Car Korea Show to demonstrate the capabilities of UK Automotive, including its highly productive workforce, collaborative government, favourable legislative environment and strong new car market, the largest in the EU for plug-in cars. Notes to editors1: 2007Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS Facing…August 6, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”Eyewitness: Changing… …self-definitionsAugust 5, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Achieving standards…August 4, 2017In “EYEWITNESS” …climate realityWell now that Irma tore up the West Indian “Greater Antilles” – especially some outcroppings like Barbuda – are we finally going to get some serious rethinking about the connection between these intensified storms, global warming and our carbon pollution? The short answer is NO!! And why is your usually non-committal Eyewitness being so adamant in his answer? Well just that the real Irma didn’t really hit Florida – just a tired, exhausted version!Now don’t think your Eyewitness WANTED Irma to do more damage… but if it had, especially after Harvey in Texas, then there definitely would’ve been some reflection by the Southern Bible Belters who form the core of Trump’s climate-change deniers. So while China and India will be going green, Trump and America will be pumping ever more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by fracking shale oil – and even coal.Now the East convinced us natives – in what’s now the “Third World” – that we were just ignorant sods because we didn’t do things “scientifically”. Using cow dung and other waste as manure?! Backward – not to mention disgusting! Artificial fertilisers like urea which is made from petroleum gas is better. Living in harmony with forests? Eweuuu! That’s for uncivilised pygmies and Indigenous Indians! Burn the forests down!But suddenly even though their own science and scientists assert conclusively that climate change is connected with the increasingly higher temperatures created by higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels – and  that’s causing havoc with our climate –  the cry by Trump is “What Climate Change and carbon emissions?” And the yokels follow their piper!Now one can say the truth was hidden from them by companies like Exxon, which we know hid the real data, their studies revealed – confirming the connection between carbon dioxide levels and climate change. But that’s not the whole truth, is it? The Americans that follow Trump don’t believe the scientists because to do so would force them to accept that five per cent of the world’s population shouldn’t be using us 25 per cent of the world’s resources including burning up nearly 25 per cent of the coal, 26 per cent of the oil, and 27 per cent of the world’s natural gas.This obviously would mean taking a cut in the ever-rising standard of living it takes to be number one in the world…and that’s a no no!! But while some may feel this is all academic to us Guyanese since hurricanes and such like will literally pass over our heads, there’s still that small matter of rising seas.With our mudland already five feet BELOW sea level, it wouldn’t take much to wash away those sea walls!…the ducksYour Eyewitness’ ears literally perked up when he read about the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) producing 408,000 ducklings last year. Now in the interest of fair disclosure, your Eyewitness has to admit he loves duck in any of the myriad forms it can be prepared – fried, curried, baked, bunjal, stewed, and most of all – roasted “Peking Duck” style. Ahhh…he has to sop up his salivation as he remembers those crisp, crackling paper-like skin of that roasted duck he had in China Town last month!!But he didn’t know the GLDA was not only selling the ducklings – that was but a mere seven per cent of what they sold to farmers, but the rest – amounting to over 1 MILLION pounds they sold off @ $250/lb!! Your Eyewitness’ better half nearly had a fit when she heard that. Here it was, she’d been buying WHOLE ducks at her local market – with feathers and all – @ $580 per scrawny lb!!So who’s been getting this MILLION pounds of duck practically free?…crimeThe Police reported there was a 41 per cent INCREASE in robbery with violence, but the Chronic decided to headline an 18 per cent DECREASE in murder.Looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses or propagating propaganda? read more

Panasonic adds 3D to 103 plasma display ups price to 102000

first_imgBack in 2006 Panasonic released the largest plasma display ever made at 103″. On its own it weighed 473 pounds which increased to 707 pounds with the stand.The screen was both too big, and too expensive at $71,000, for 99% of people to afford. But it must have sold because Panasonic has decided to give it an update and make it 3D capable.AdChoices广告The new model 103″ display now boasts 1080p, 3D, a 500 million-to-one contrast ratio, and all the connectors you could ever want or need (4x HDMI, 1x component, 1x S-video, 2x composite, 2x analog audio, 1x mini D-Sub. Power usage is sky high at 1,350 watts.While you’d think selling a TV for $71,000 might be a struggle even for the best sales team, Panasonic has decided the update to support 3D deserves a price increase. So a $31,000 premium has been applied taking the price up to $102,000. That’s almost a $1,000 an inch.The Panasonic TH-P103MT2 will be available from November 18 in Japan. Good luck getting one shipped to the U.S. for a reasonable price.Read more at AV Watch (translated), via MashableMatthew’s OpinionWhile Avatar may look great on a screen this big, who in their right mind would pay over $100,000 for a 700 pound unit? You can get 50″ displays for a fraction of this price and still enjoy a great viewing experience. What could possibly warrant the extra size and expense associated with such a screen?I think the days of very expensive large screen displays are numbered. The unveiling of a 19″ printed OLED TV at FPD International 2010 last week could be the start of a revolution in display manufacturing. If you can print a display, then going large shouldn’t take the price up to ridiculous levels. In fact it should bring the prices down. Power consumption is also going to be significantly lower due to the use of OLED instead of plasma which is known to be a power hog.Sales of this 103″ display are going to be limited, and I’d urge any company or individual considering one to think again. It’s just not worth it. Go buy the ultimate in home theater kit and couple it with a 50″ display, then bank the remaining $80,000 you have for a rainy day.last_img read more

Firefoxs four release channels explained

first_imgBy now, it should be easy to pick a browser. Most of you probably settled on a favorite ages ago, and it’s going to take some seriously cool new features — or a whole lot of crashing — to make you switch at this point. But even if you’re in love with your default you might be wondering if you’re running the right channel.Opera offers up Opera Next to its users. Google Chrome and Firefox both have four versions being worked on at any given time. Fortunately for Firefox users, Mozilla’s got a handy new  graphic that clearly shows what you can expect from each build — Stable, Beta, Aurora, and Nightly. To seasoned veterans of the web it’s a no brainer, but the image and a little explanation is handy for more casual users who want to know if the grass is greener on the other side.As you move from left to right on the list, the Firefox builds become more cutting edge and less polished. The Nightly build is where full-on experimentation happens. Features sometimes appear one day and disappear the next, crashing is to be expected, and not all of your favorite Firefox add-ons are going to work.Move over to Aurora, and you’ll be treated to the first taste of upcoming Firefox features in a (relatively) stable build. While you’ll get to play with these features early, there’s no guarantee they’ll ever make it to the Beta or Stable channels.Once Mozilla decides which features and tweaks make the cut, they’re pushed to the Beta channel. It’s the most stable of the pre-release builds, and you’re probably not going to experience many crashes or incompatibilities here. You will still get to check out the new additions before your less intrepid friends who don’t want to move away from the stable Firefox releases.Stable releases are the builds you read about, coming every six weeks and adding a handful of new features that have made it through the testing process. Bugs have been squashed, memory leaks plugged, and security issues resolved in the weeks following the Beta debut as Mozilla prepares to push the final release to the millions of Firefox users around the globe.For those of you who don’t need an explainer about the channels, Mozilla has also posted a release timeline. Print this out, and you’ll have no problem staying on top of what’s coming when.More at Mozillalast_img read more

Du méthane émis par locéan Arctique

first_imgDu méthane émis par l’océan Arctique ?La surface de l’océan Arctique engendrerait d’importantes quantités de méthane, un puissant gaz à effet de serre, contribuant alors à l’accélération du réchauffement climatique. C’est du moins ce qu’avancent des chercheurs de l’Institut de Technologie de Californie, après avoir enregistré des concentrations de méthane atmosphériques élevées au-dessus des eaux de surface de l’océan glacial.D’importantes émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont été mesurées par des chercheurs ayant survolé à plusieurs reprises l’océan Arctique, parfois jusqu’à 82 degrés de latitude nord. Dirigés par Eric Kort, de l’Institut de technologie de Californie (Caltech), les scientifiques ont relevé des concentrations élevées de méthane, un gaz près de vingt fois plus puissant que le dioxyde de carbone (CO2), près de la surface des eaux, et tout particulièrement au dessus des morceaux de glace flottant sur l’océan.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Dans une étude publiée par Nature Geoscience, et rapportée par l’AFP, Eric Kort explique que l’Arctique pourrait représenter une importante source de méthane “potentiellement sensible aux changements dans la couverture glacée de la mer”. Un phénomène qui demeure pour l’heure inexpliqué. Elle-même engendrée par le réchauffement de la planète, la fonte des glaces l’accélèrerait en émettant ce puissant gaz à effet de serre. Un cercle vicieux déjà observé dans le permafrost de Sibérie et d’Amérique du nord. Le méthane enfermé pendant des millions d’années que recèle la glace s’échappe du sol quand les températures augmentent, avaient observé de précédentes études. Cette découverte est une première. Jamais les océans n’avaient ainsi été considérées comme des sources du changement climatique. Les chercheurs estiment que l’origine de ce phénomène pourrait être liée à la présence de microbes à la surface de l’eau.Le 23 avril 2012 à 19:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wagner blames red card for Huddersfields loss

first_imgHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner insists the red card picked up by Christopher Schindler played a significant role in his team’s loss to Burnley.The Terriers hosted fellow strugglers Burnley at the John Smith Stadium on Wednesday night looking for their first Premier League victory in 10 games.Steve Mounie gave the home side the lead just past the half-hour mark with his first league goal of the season, but Sean Dyche’s men leveled just before the break from a Chris Wood strike.Things went from bad to worse for Huddersfield when Schindler was giving his marching orders four minutes before halftime, leaving Wagner’s men to play the entire second half with 10 men.Ashley Barnes 74th minute goal ensured Burnley took home all three points leaving Huddersfield rooted to the bottom of the league table.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“The commitment, effort and attitude which the players have shown was absolute”, Wagner said, according to Sky Sports.“They fought but unfortunately playing more than one half [with 10 men] is very difficult to deal with.”“We took the lead and scored our first goal from a striker. I have seen a lot of good things today but obviously we weren’t able to keep the tempo and speed as high as when we played 11 v 11.”last_img read more

Rosati Conscious and Doing Well

first_img RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Dec 2014 – And Jaliyliah Rosati is conscious and doing well thanks to prayers and good thoughts and capable doctors. Rosati, who is very well known for her work with animals through the TCSPCA was in a coma in Doctor’s Hospital after being knocked down on Friday November 28th in the Grace Bay area of Provo. Jaliyliah suffered serious head trauma and was airlifted to Nassau, where she was put into intensive care. Rosati is called a ‘national treasure’ by friends on Facebook; and it seems she will be around to say thank for that outpouring of love and support. Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:grace bay, head trauma, Jaliyliah Rosati, tcspcalast_img read more

Crews rescue man from Lewis River near Battle Ground

first_imgA 32-year-old man was rescued near Daybreak Park on Sunday afternoon after he became injured and was stranded on an island in the East Fork of the Lewis River.Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire & Rescue said the man was under the bridge over the East Fork.Six firefighters waded into the river with a backboard, loaded the man onto it, and brought him to a waiting ambulance, Dawdy said.His injuries were not known but he was taken to a local hospital, Dawdy said.The man’s name and residence were not available.Of the firefighters, Dawdy said, “They all have swift-water awareness training. We do that every year.”last_img read more

Davie Elementary School evacuated following smell of smoke

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Students and staff were evacuated from Davie Elementary School after someone smelled smoke somewhere on campus.Officials said the smell originated from somewhere near the cafeteria building at the school along Southwest 39th Street and Nova Road, Thursday.7SkyForce flew over the scene, showing students lined up and patiently waiting at the basketball courts.According to a Broward County Public Schools spokesperson, Davie Fire Rescue gave the all clear after an issue was discovered with some lighting equipment.The students ate lunch in their classrooms while the issue was being investigated and resolved.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kenaitze Among Alaska Native Tribes Suing Drug Companies

first_imgThe complaint accuses drug manufacturers of marketing their products as safer and less addictive than they actually are, and accuses distributors of failing to halt suspicious orders and keep the drugs out of the black market. Among those is the Kenaitze Indian Tribe of the Kenai Peninsula. There are a total of five including; the Native Village of Afognak, the Native Village of Port Heiden, the Akiak Native Community and the Asa’carsarmiut Tribe of Mountain Village. The restitution amount the tribes are seeking has not been determined yet. According to the Complaint, “it’s created an Alaska Native community ravaged by painkiller addiction, overdose deaths, infant dependency, increased homelessness and rising suicide rates.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A group of Alaska Native Tribes has filed suit accusing drug manufacturers of marketing their products as safer and less addictive than they actually are. The list of defendants includes OxyContin and Percocet, as well as distributors and retailers like Walmart, Walgreens and Kroger.last_img read more

GOP Leaders to Discuss TwoYear Budget Deal with White House McConnell Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Republican leaders plan to enter budget discussions with the White House shortly to reach a deal over topline spending for fiscal 2016 and 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Tuesday.“I hope that we in the fall negotiation can get some kind of an agreement on a top line for next year so we can finally, at long last, get back to acting on each appropriations bill separately,” McConnell said, reported CQ Roll Call. The Senate leader also revealed that he and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) spoke with President Obama last week about launching budget talks.“I would expect them to start very soon,” McConnell said.An effort to reach a two-year budget deal would mirror the agreement reached in late 2013 that provided relief from the discretionary spending caps in FY 2014 and 2015 for defense and non-defense agencies.Meanwhile, the Senate is scheduled to vote this morning on a short-term continuing resolution that keeps the government open when the new fiscal year begins Thursday. The stopgap runs through Dec. 11 and does not strip Planned Parenthood of funding. After the Senate approves the CR, the House is expected to take it up before the end of the day to avert a federal shutdown.The House will only have a matter of hours to act before the midnight deadline, but House Republicans widely believe the chamber will pass the CR in time, according to CQ.Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) applauded the news that McConnell favors a two-year budget deal and stressed the need to combine negotiations over spending with an effort to extend the nation’s debt ceiling.“They have to be handled together. It’s the only way to intelligently do this,” Reid said.When asked about raising the debt ceiling before he steps down from his post at the end of October, Boehner on Tuesday did not rule it out. “We’ll have to see. There’s a number of issues we’re going to try to deal with in the coming month,” he told reporters.last_img read more

GOP Leaders Crush Effort To Derail Trumps Presidential Nomination

first_img A last-ditch effort by conservatives to derail Donald Trump’s presidential nomination has suffered a crushing blow. A committee at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland rejected their push to let delegates support the candidate of their choice.Anti-Trump delegates waged a messy battle over convention rules throughout the day Thursday. Their hope was to get the rules committee to release delegates from having to vote for a candidate they oppose.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016“Basically, it went down in flames,” says Texas Republican National Committeewoman Toni Anne Dashiell.The 112-member panel overwhelmingly rejected the measure when it came up for a voice vote late last night. National and state GOP officials, including Dashiell, aligned with Trump backers against the insurgents. “They needed 28 [votes] to even get a minority report, and that just didn’t happen,” Dashiell says.Anti-Trump delegates in the audience included a contingent from Texas. James Dickey is a delegate from Texas Congressional District 25, stretching from Austin to Fort Worth.“I think it’s ironic that Donald Trump, who claims to be an outsider, is working hand-in-glove with the RNC [Republican National Committee] to work this process,” Dickey says. “And the people who support him, who want an outsider and want somebody who’ll shake it up, I don’t think they realize that.”It’s uncertain whether the revolt’s backers can gather enough support to force the full convention to revisit the proposal when it convenes on Monday. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:13 Listen Sharelast_img read more

Secular or Islamist Egypt chooses a president

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths On the secular side, front-runners are Amr Moussa, Mubarak’s foreign minister for 10 years, and Ahmed Shafiq, a former Air Force commander and civil aviation minister whom Mubarak made prime minister during his last days in power.On the Islamist side are Mohammed Morsi for the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s strongest political movement, which was banned under Mubarak, and Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, a moderate Islamist who broke with the Brotherhood and has emerged as a crossover candidate, with appeal among liberals and their polar opposites, the ultraconservative Islamists known as Salafis.That lineup is already an explosive mix. The secular leaders of the revolution fear either Moussa or Shafiq would perpetuate elements of the old, corrupt police state they served. Some Islamists threaten a second uprising.“Voting for these people means joining them in sin,” a Brotherhood cleric, Munir Gomaa, said in a religious edict. “It is not permitted by Islamic law … to bring back these faces that the revolution sought to remove.”The latest polls show Moussa and Shafiq in the lead, followed by Abolfotoh and then Morsi, with up to half the voters undecided. But polling, highly restricted under Mubarak, is new to Egypt and its reliability is unknown. The vital role family plays in society Many doubt Morsi could be lagging so far behind, given the Brotherhood’s proven electoral strength; in the post-Mubarak parliamentary election, the first in which the Muslim Brotherhood was allowed to run openly, it captured nearly half the seats.Any result brings its own tensions. A Morsi victory would mean the Brotherhood, holding the presidency and dominating Parliament, could set about Islamizing Egypt’s government. But it might act with its customary pragmatism to avoid angering liberals and, more important, the military and security forces.A Shafiq or Moussa victory would likely spell confrontation between the president and the legislature. The Brotherhood insists that as the biggest faction, it gets to name a prime minister and form a government. But the interim constitution, unless it is rewritten, gives that right solidly to the president.For most of his rule, Mubarak _ like his predecessors _ ran unopposed in yes-or-no referendums. Rampant fraud guaranteed ruling party victories in parliamentary elections. Even when, in 2005, Mubarak let challengers oppose him in elections, he ended up not only trouncing his liberal rival but jailing him.Now he is 84, ailing and on trial on charges of complicity in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 18-day uprising. But the downside of his departure is that Egyptian governance has been on hold for 15 months, with a series of military-appointed interim governments doing little to tackle the country’s problems. Comments   Share   Burst sewers go unrepaired, and unenforced laws allow illegal building to gobble up precious farmland. Crime has spiraled because police forces have largely left the streets, bruised and resentful after being beaten by protesters during the anti-Mubarak uprising.Writing a new constitution has not begun, and the panel due to draft it has not even been formed. The new system’s shape has hardly been discussed _ which powers will go to parliament, which to the president, how civil rights will be enshrined.Almost nothing has been done on the major goal of the revolution: dismantling the Mubarak system that strangled political life. The security forces and domestic spy agencies that were the bedrock of the police state have not been reformed. Government ministries and agencies that for three decades operated largely through patronage and corruption remain unreformed. The military, through retired generals, pervades top state positions.“These challenges will definitely not be resolved by the election or anytime soon thereafter,” said Egypt expert Denis Sullivan of Northeastern University, Massachusetts. “The election is a crucial step through the fire of Egypt’s ongoing, and still lengthy, transition toward a more participatory political system.” Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – Sixty years after their country came under military dictatorship, Egyptians are for the first time freely electing their president.The voting that begins Wednesday is the greatest prize won by the multitudes who took to the streets to overthrow unpopular Hosni Mubarak in the string of people-power uprisings that upended the Middle East in last year’s Arab Spring.It is also a moment of truth for this most populous Arab republic, determining whether power stays in the hands of the secular elite tied to the old regime or makes a momentous shift to the long-suppressed Islamists, with all the implications that such a change may have for relations with the U.S. and the Middle East peace effort. In Egypt itself, the 15 months since Mubarak’s ouster have been defined by deadly street clashes over demands by protesters whose demands range from minority Christian rights through the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to the departure from power of the generals who have run the country since Mubarak stepped down.Well over 100 people have been killed in these clashes, including at least nine this month when protesters were attacked by armed men suspected to be supporters of the military.At the same time, Egyptians are reveling in a new world of combative, televised politics, flesh-pressing politicians, presidential debates, rallies and hecklers.“God and the people will guarantee that the next president will stay the course. If he does something wrong, we will kick him out,” said Al-Sayed Hassan Eid, a 65-year-old worker at a Cairo orphanage. “People are now aware. Before we couldn’t speak or open our mouth. There was state security who threatened to arrest us if we speak.”“The era of fear is now over,” he said.None of the 13 candidates is likely to top 50 percent in voting Wednesday and Thursday, so a runoff vote is set for June 16-17. A president will be announced June 21, and the generals promise to yield power by July 1. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Top Stories ___Associated Press correspondent Sarah El Deeb contributed to this report.(This version CORRECTS Corrects the state in the last paragraph to Massachusetts instead of Illinois. This item was sent previously as an advance and is now available for use.)(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Then again, most of the 50 million eligible voters will probably be looking for more modest returns _ chiefly some peace and quiet after more than a year of turmoil, bloody protests, a falling economy and rising crime.Whoever wins, “I want him to see to the security and safety problem first,” said Abdel-Rahman Shaker, a 55-year-old private security guard in Cairo. “If there is security, then we will have a better economy and production. I am looking out for my kids. I am working now, but we want a better life for our kids.”However, the new chapter to be opened by this election is likely to be just as tumultuous, facing contentious issues that no one has dealt with since Mubarak’s fall: the economy, the role of Islam, the future of democracy, the relationship with the U.S., Egypt’s longtime backer, and the fate of the historic 1979 peace treaty with Israel.Egypt mirrors the chaotic trajectories that the Arab Spring revolts have taken after an initial burst of optimism that long repressed populations across the region could replace dictators with democracy.The transition in Tunisia, the first nation to rise up in late 2010, has been the smoothest, with elections and a start to writing a new constitution. Post-Gadhafi Libya is torn among militias. Yemen’s leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, stepped down earlier this year but remains a shadow power. Syria has turned into a bloodbath. Bahrain, a vital U.S. ally and home to the U.S. Navy in the region, still suffers spasms of sectarian violence. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

ExFIFA vice president Warner arrested granted bail

first_img Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   Warner left soccer in 2011 to avoid FIFA sanctions during the organization’s presidential election. He said he was not questioned in the investigation that led to the indictment, as well as to the guilty pleas by two of his sons on related charges.“I have been afforded no due process and I have not even been questioned in this matter,” he said in a statement. “I reiterate that I am innocent of any charges. I have walked away from the politics of world football to immerse myself in the improvement of lives in this country where I shall, God willing, die.”In a brief phone conversation with The Associated Press, Warner declined to comment further and said he did not have enough information about his sons’ guilty pleas to comment. “I can’t say anything about what I don’t know about.”Warner represents the constituency of Chaguanas West in Parliament. His term is due to expire when the session ends June 17.Later, he told TV6 that U.S. authorities “know where to find me” and added “I sleep very soundly in the night.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FILE – In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centercenter_img Police said there was a delay in processing Warner’s bail and he would spend one night in a lockup. Before turning himself in, Warner denied he had done anything wrong.The U.S. has two months to issue a formal extradition request, according to Trinidad’s attorney general, Garvin Nicholas, who said his office had been working with the U.S. Justice Department for about two years regarding the investigation of Warner, who was forced out of FIFA in 2011 over a bribery scandal.In a video posted on Facebook just hours before he surrendered, Warner said, “I want to tell you, that whatever is planned for me, negatively, shall not succeed.”Warner, who is an opposition member of Parliament in the twin-island nation, can be extradited to the U.S. under a bilateral treaty following a hearing. He also previously served as Trinidad’s national security minister.“Mr. Warner is entitled to a fair extradition process and both the requesting and requested States intend to abide by the provisions of the treaty to ensure that Mr. Warner’s rights are respected,” the attorney general said in a statement.Earlier in the day, Warner denied any wrongdoing, as he has previously when confronted with allegations that he enriched himself while an official with the global soccer governing body and as a president of CONCACAF, the federation’s North American regional organization. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.Warner appeared in court, where a judge read eight counts against him and then set bail at 2.5 million Trinidadian dollars, or roughly $395,000, with conditions that included he surrender his passport and report to police twice a week. Warner did not enter a plea and was scheduled to appear in court again July 12. Check your body, save your life Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more