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A-Roid Fails, Marlins Beat Yanks, 2-1

first_imgMIAMI — When Alex Rodriguez emerged from the dugout to pinch-hit with two out in the ninth inning June 15, the resulting roar from his hometown fans gave Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos a boost of adrenaline.“That was the loudest I’ve heard in this stadium,” Ramos said. “I kind of took it in. You’ve got to take those moments in. I was like, ‘Man, this is really cool.’”The conflicted crowd was cheering again moments later, this time for the home team. Ramos got Rodriguez to fly out, and the Marlins beat the New York Yankees 2-1.Rodriguez, who batted for Stephen Drew with a runner at first, said the last time he received such a rousing ovation as a visiting player might have been in high school. He lofted a 1-1 slider to right field and remained five hits shy of 3,000.“It was an incredible moment,” Rodriguez said, “an absolute awesome situation to be in. Fun. Exciting. I had a good pitch to hit and just popped it straight up.”Playing in his hometown for the first time since 2009, Rodriguez didn’t start because there was no DH for the interleague game. But Manager Joe Girardi gave him a chance to be a ninth-inning hero.“It would have been a nice little story,” Girardi said. “Didn’t happen, though.” Rodriguez is not expected to start in the Yankees’ final game in Miami on June 16 either.Tom Koehler pitched seven innings for Miami and was helped by acrobatic defense. Derek Dietrich, recalled from the minors last week, hit his first home run of the season in the seventh to put Miami ahead against Masahiro Tanaka.The crowd of 33,961 — Miami’s largest since opening day — included a busload of Rodriguez’s family and friends, as he described it. Fans seemed evenly divided in their support of the Marlins and the Yankees.Mark Teixeira hit his 18th homer for the Yankees in the second inning. That was the only run allowed by Koehler (5-4), who limited the AL East leaders to three hits thanks to his teammates.Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria had two leaping catches of line drives to rob Chase Headley of hits, and second baseman Dee Gordon also contributed two nifty stops.“Hech made two great plays, and Dee didn’t want to be outdone,” Koehler said.The Yankees tied a season low with three hits. “Really good defensive plays on their part,” Girardi said. “I though we actually swung the bats pretty good, and really didn’t have much to show for it.”Tanaka (4-2) allowed nine hits and two runs in seven innings.The Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki had two hits against former teammate Tanaka in an all-Japanese matchup. The game was televised in Japan.Miami’s Carter Capps struck out the side in the eighth and topped out at 100 mph. Ramos pitched around a lead-off walk in the ninth for his ninth save in 12 chances.“It’s probably the coolest save I’ve gotten so far,” Ramos said. “Hopefully I get cooler ones, but as of right now this is probably the best one.”Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the majors in homers and RBIs, went 1-for-3. Stanton, who suffered a season-ending beaning last September, was hit in the lower back by Jose Ramirez in the eighth inning but stayed in the game.(STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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USMNT vs Jamaica: Miazga captain for first time

first_imgWith just a handful of days before the CONCACAF Gold Cup begins, the United States Men’s National Team will fine-tune their preparations with a friendly match against Jamaica at Audi Field in Washington, DC.Head coach Gregg Berhalter has yet to have a competitive match in charge, but the serious stuff is right around the corner after the US surprisingly missed out on a place at the 2018 World Cup.Up against them are a Jamaica side that is arguably the region’s next strongest with the exception of Mexico, and with Leon Bailey having finally committed his international future to the Reggae Boyz, they look as strong as ever. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game USMNT vs Jamaica Date Wednesday, June 5 Time Midnight BST / 7:00 pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on BeINSports and  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 / Univision Deportes / UniMas fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast or available to stream. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position USA squad Goalkeepers Steffen, Johnson, Miller Defenders Gonzalez, Ream, Miazga, Carter-Vickers, Zimmerman, Robinson, Long, Lovitz, Lima Midfielders Bradley, Trapp, Lletget, Roldan, McKennie, Mihailovic, Holmes, Yueill Forwards Altidore, Zardes, Morris, Arriola, Sargent, Lewis, Gyau, Amon, Boyd Gregg Berhalter has a panel of 29 players at his disposal after calling up Jonathan Lewis to the training camp on Monday. The Colorado Rapids winger has played in all four of the USMNT’s matches in 2019 to date.Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams have not joined up with the squad yet, while a hamstring injury to Sebastian Lletget is liable to see him miss out.DeAndre Yedlin is out after hernia surgery.USMNT starting XI: Steffen, Robertson, Ream, Miazga, Gonzalez, Arriola, Yuiell, Trapp, Roldan, Mihailovic, Sargent Position Jamaica squad Goalkeepers Miller, Blake, White, Knight Defenders Lawrence, Mariappa, Powell, Hector, Lowe, Richie, Francis, Lambert, McCarthy, Brown, Talbott, Topey, Bennett, Clarke, Scarlett Midfielders Watson, Gordon, Morris, Vassell, Marshall, Shaw, Williams, Isaacs, Parris, Lewis, Bailey, Dally, Johnson, Marrison Forwards Mattocks, Williams, Orgill, East, Nicholson, Foster, Flemmings Jamaica boss Theodore Whitmore is generally in favor of a 4-4-2 formation, but it could be that something more negative is used against the US, a team stronger than they are typically accustomed to facing.Leon Bailey is set to make his debut, with much expected of the Bayer Leverkusen man.Ravel Morrison, now of Ostersunds in Sweden, might also make his international bow.Jamaica starting XI: Blake; Francis, Lowe, Lawrence, Powell, Foster, Lambert, Vassell, Hector, Brown Orgill.Betting & Match Odds USA are favourites to win this match with  Bet365 , priced 4/9. Jamaica are 7/1 outsiders and a draw is priced at 3/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Jonathan Lewis USMNT 01272019After the embarrassment of missing out on World Cup 2018, it is vital that the USMNT regain some pride with a strong showing at the forthcoming Gold Cup, which will take place in the US, Costa Rica and Jamaica.Once again, there is much expected of the USA, who are ranked second by CONCACAF, behind only Mexico in the region, and are the defending champions after defeating their midweek opponents 2-1 in the 2017 final, Jordan Morris getting a dramatic late winner in Santa Clara.Much has happened in US soccer since then, with Gregg Berhalter ultimately the man anointed to replace Bruce Arena as head coach. Three wins have followed in four matches, with a 1-1 draw against Chile the exception.Such form goes in sharp contrast to what had gone before it, with just one win in eight matches, albeit against a string of very capable opponents.Now the Gold Cup looms, less than two weeks away, and though there is a friendly against Venezuela to come on Sunday, this match represents a final chance for certain players to nail down a place in the team.Jamaica, meanwhile, will do well to replicate the form they showed two years ago in knocking out Mexico en route to the final.Recent defeats against El Salvador and Costa Rica were setbacks, while this is the final friendly before their Gold Cup campaign begins in Kingston against Honduras on June 18.In their ranks they boast Leon Bailey, a player who has starred in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen but who has dithered over his own international future.He should prove a major asset to the Reggae Boyz and will want to make up for lost time on the national scene, starting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.last_img read more

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A path-maker in publishing, retailing, hospitality and education

first_imgIMPACT FEATURE india today digital July 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 19:15 IST Mr. Suneel Galgotia, an educationist, philanthropist and humanitarian was born in New Delhi and completed his education from SRCC, Delhi University. He went on to establish, grow and diversify his family business of retailing, publishing and hospitality to global level. He is now the founder chancellor of one of India’s largest and most sought after universities. The unmatched growth of Galgotias University is a culmination of delivering new technology courses, globally benchmarked hi-tech campuses, world-class faculty comprising thought leaders and practicing professionals, innovative technology based teaching methodology and an unparalleled corporate interaction.YOUR BIG MOMENTSThere have been several moments which I have cherished in my journey of creating a university of global standards. One of our big moments was when Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji gave Galgotias University an award for academic excellence. I firmly believe in our Prime Minister’s vision which says knowledge and education are not restricted to books. The purpose of education is to enable balanced growth of every dimension of a human being, which is not possible without innovation.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME AN EDUCATIONIST?I saw a big gap in the higher education sector where there were a growing number of educational institutions, but the quality of education was completely missing. I wanted to establish a university that’s a place of cutting edge learning and research, and one that ensured that the best quality of education is delivered to the youth of this nation by offering them a world class curriculum, latest industry ready courses with placement tie-ups, and bringing together the best faculty minds from across the world.advertisementWe were also prompted by the Prime Ministers vision for India’s development as a knowledge-acquiring as well as a learning society, and we feel that imparting quality education at affordable costs is an important input for both the growth of the society as well as the individual.FORTUNE SEED: MAKING BEST PROFESSIONALS FOR THE FUTUREProperly imparting quality education and skill development in students contributes to increase in the national gross product, brings about cultural richness, builds positive attitude towards use of technology, and increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the governance. Education opens new horizons for an individual, provides new aspirations, and develops new values. It strengthens competencies and develops commitment. Education – using today’s cutting edge platforms – generates in an individual a critical outlook on social and political realities and sharpens the ability to self-examine, self-monitor and self-criticize, which is very important for today’s generation. The future agenda for education will be to empower individuals, assure high quality of life and pave way to a learning society. The new system of education has to be rooted in culture and committed to progress.UPLIFTING LIVES: TIPS FOR ASPIRING STUDENTSMy only tip for aspiring students is – You can be the best and you can be anything you want to be in future. The time to make it happen starts now! So stay the course and be focused. I firmly believe that there is no substitute for hard work. Every student must stay focused on the end goal and work towards achieving it in-spite of distractions, diversions and roadblocks which may come in the way for each of them. Charismatic and an out-of-the-box thinker, Dhruv Galgotia is spearheading the transformation of Galgotias University as an Institute of Excellence. The youngest CEO of any Indian University, Dhruv has been honored by national and international luminaries for his innovative global education system.DREAM PLANWith a knack for projecting pragmatism with idealism into work-life decisions, Dhruv has fast-tracked the growth trajectory at Galgotias. Committed to international education in India, his focus is on creating a collaborative global education system for greater impetus to academic excellence at Galgotias University. He also aims at providing a technology-based learning environment to the students so their interest is built in the subjects.TECHNOLOGY BASED LEARNINGDhruv Galgotia has always believed in the use of technology as an enabler to ensure learning is maximised and stays effective. Using artificial intelligence, augmented reality and IOT in education can amplify and enable learning abilities of students and make the classroom an interesting and effective space for them.Galgotias University is one of the first in India to use technology to enhance teaching and learning abilities.HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENTBlessed with the energy of logic, Dhruv is a firm believer in continuous research and innovation to identify and execute newer ways for real value addition to students’ growth. Today, Galgotias University can proudly boast of many clubs like culture, fine arts, dance, recreation, sports, etc. making the university a hub of academic and human excellence.advertisementVISIONI have the vision of making our university one of the Institutions of Eminence’ which will not only raise the quality of education in Indian universities, but will also contribute towards making the country a shining example in the international world of education. India is a young country that is hungry for the best quality education. I aim to fill that space and provide opportunities for fulfilling all aspirations to access quality and affordable living.SUCCESS MANTRAMy success mantra is to dream big and focus on achieving that dream. I feel it is also a mixture of hard work, perseverance, destiny and blessings from the almighty. To fill this gap and follow our quest of providing quality education, we established our institution with a vision to provide our students with education and skills that are comparable to the best universities of the world. So, my ultimate desire is to achieve that goal and contribute to our nation. It gives me great pleasure to see our students securing good jobs in national and international companies. Their excellent performance is a source of pride for Galgotias. It is true that with trends taking a shift, women are ruling the world as top leaders. They are not only excelling in all the fields they step into, they are bringing revolutionary changes in those fields with their innovative ideas. They are the change-makers in today’s world. One such change-maker is Ms. Aradhana Galgotia, 26, a lawyer by profession and an educationist at heart. A joyful and vivacious woman, she is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence at work and any responsibility she takes on. She runs by the motto of imbibing values before imparting them in her life.She studied Political Science from Jesus and Mary College. Later, she graduated in LLB Law from Amity Law School, Noida. With her interest in gaining ample knowledge, she went to Queen Mary University of London to pursue LLM in Intellectual Property Rights.DRIVING FORCEGaining exposure to international education, she realized that theoretical knowledge is not enough to survive in the industry. She felt that Indian education needs to be transformed to a more holistic teaching as well as learning system. She was so inspired with the international education system that she decided to transform the education system here from theory-based to practice-based learning. Aradhana is keen to ensure the enriched ambience at the Galgotias University.COMMITTED TO SOCIAL UPLIFTMENTA realist with a speculative mind, Aradhana is committed to the cause of social upliftment, especially of women from broken homes. She is extremely keen on providing them access to quality education, counseling, and an environment of healthy living and healthy learning at Galgotias. She believes that every woman must get quality education and succeed in her life just like she has.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySania Ahmad A path-maker in publishing, retailing, hospitality and educationInspired by the Prime Ministers vision for India’s development as a knowledge-acquiring as well as a learning society, Mr. Suneel Galgotia feels that imparting quality education at affordable costs is an important input for both the growth of the society as well as the individual.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Prime Minister Gives Instructions to Strengthen Governance Control of Public Bodies

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has given instructions for measures to be put in place to strengthen the oversight powers and governance control of public bodies, in light of the operational weaknesses at the State-run oil refinery, Petrojam. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has given instructions for measures to be put in place to strengthen the oversight powers and governance control of public bodies, in light of the operational weaknesses at the State-run oil refinery, Petrojam.Addressing the House of Representatives on July 10, Mr. Holness explained that in the matter of Petrojam, assertions have been made that seem to assume that Permanent Secretaries have significant authority over operations.“Those of us in the past, or who currently hold ministerial responsibilities, should be fully aware of the limits to the potential for Permanent Secretaries to intervene in the operations of entities such as self-financing statutory bodies,” he said.In this regard, the Prime Minister said consideration has been given to this situation and that directions have been given to the Minister of Finance and the Public Service to bring to Cabinet, proposals for amendment to the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, in order to bring clarity to the accountability architecture.He said it is clear from interviewing the Acting Permanent Secretary and the officers of the Energy Division that the central Ministry was not aware, or was made aware after the fact, of most of the instances of maladministration at Petrojam.Mr. Holness pointed out that Petrojam is a self-financing public body, in the form of a limited liability company jointly owned by PDV Caribe of Venezuela and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, a statutory body owned by the Government of Jamaica.“Petrojam has a Board that is responsible for the good governance and management of the operations in keeping with the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, and is required to conform with all policy guidelines as may be set by the Government from time to time,” the Prime Minister noted.Mr. Holness explained that the Board reports directly to the Minister, not the Permanent Secretary, and takes policy directions from the Minister.“The Cabinet is satisfied that there are indications where the previous Board may have departed from policy and where certain actions, such as personally making travel arrangements, would be in breach of policy guidelines,” he added.He noted that, to this end, the Cabinet has acted to reconstitute the Board with the appointment of former Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, Paul Hoo, as its new Chairman; and two former Vice-Presidents of major banks in Jamaica, Rosie Pilner and Wayne Powell, as Directors.Prime Minister Holness pointed out that the new Board has had its orientation with the Petrojam staff, and has started to give oversight and direction to governance and management of the company.He also stated that the Board has been given directions to settle the staff industrial relations environment at the company, ensure that the management is efficient and effective, and return the refinery to full operation in the shortest possible time, as a matter of urgency.Mr. Holness said the refinery is now in a routine maintenance mode, almost two weeks beyond the projected timeline, which has created some supply disruption, mainly in bitumen for asphalt.The new Board of the refinery has also been directed to examine the management systems, including accounting, administrative, procurement and human resource management, for weakness and make the necessary changes, both in systems and personnel, to ensure effective operation in the short term.Mr. Holness said the Cabinet’s review of the Permanent Secretary’s report and interview of senior personnel in the Ministry’s Energy Division and Petrojam, revealed that the process of approval by Board members needed greater oversight.It was also noted that Cabinet has refined the procedures for travel to mandate that all Board travel, whether it be from Jamaica to attend a conference, or from elsewhere to attend a Board meeting in Jamaica, must have the approval of the Minister, through the Permanent Secretary, and then the Cabinet Secretary. Story Highlights Addressing the House of Representatives on July 10, Mr. Holness explained that in the matter of Petrojam, assertions have been made that seem to assume that Permanent Secretaries have significant authority over operations. “Those of us in the past, or who currently hold ministerial responsibilities, should be fully aware of the limits to the potential for Permanent Secretaries to intervene in the operations of entities such as self-financing statutory bodies,” he said.last_img read more

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Video Panama Canals Main Milestones of 2018

first_imgTake a look at the video above for an overview of the main moments that marked 2018 at the Panama Canal.The waterway closed fiscal year 2018 with a record, welcoming 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), the highest annual cargo tonnage in its 104-year history.In between, Panama Canal welcomed massive new vessels and strengthened its international maritime service with the increase of Neopanamax reservations.“We will continue to bring value to the maritime industry by ensuring that the Panama Canal remains a reliable, efficient and valuable route for our customers. We welcome 2019 with new and exciting challenges, reinforcing our commitment to offer a world-class service,” the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said.last_img read more

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Publicly Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery Available April 1

first_imgStarting today, April 1, the government will cover eight types of sex reassignment surgeries for Nova Scotians who intend to begin that process. “Transgender Nova Scotians face unique challenges in the health-care system, as they do in life,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “I hope this move will help those for whom sex reassignment surgery is an important part of their transition.” Last May, Nova Scotia became the eighth Canadian province to announce it would publicly fund sex reassignment surgery. “Gender confirming surgery is an important part of a successful transition for many transgender people. These are medically necessary procedures and have been proven to improve health, well-being and quality of life,” said Kate Shewan, vice-chair of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project. “This government funding will make a challenging health and wellness situation a lot easier for Nova Scotians who require this surgery.” Nova Scotians who intend to access publicly funded sex reassignment surgery can start by talking to their family doctor. After that, they will work with their doctor and other health-care professionals to get any necessary counselling, and to develop a transition plan. For more information on sex reassignment surgery in Nova Scotia, please visit www.novascotia.ca/dhw . If you are interested in sex reassignment surgery but do not have a family physician, Capital District Health Authority’s prideHealth program maintains a list of physicians who provide respectful and welcoming care. More details can be found at, www.cdha.nshealth.ca/phsafeproviders/ .last_img read more

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Concertgoers stand by Hedley as tour goes on amid sexualmisconduct allegations

first_imgHALIFAX – The band has been dropped by their management team, tour openers and dozens of radio stations, but concert-goers say they are standing by Hedley as the besieged pop-rockers continue to perform across the country in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that they have steadfastly denied.Fans screamed until they were out of breath during Hedley’s lively performance at Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre on Friday.Frontman Jacob Hoggard thanked Hedley fans from the “bottom of our hearts” for being the people the band could always rely on, but did not directly address the anonymous allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving young fans that have emerged on social media in recent weeks.“To everybody … who has stood behind us all of these years — through the ups and the downs, through the highs and the lows, the good times and the bad — Halifax, we could never, ever imagine doing this without you,” Hoggard told the crowd over anthemic music.“Because sometimes life sucks, and that’s why we’ve got you. And, Halifax, sometimes life sucks, but that’s why you’ve got us … Stay in our lives, and I promise we’ll stay in yours.”The Canadian Press, which normally does not pay to cover live events, purchased a ticket to Friday’s show after representatives for Hedley only offered press credentials for the first three songs of the band’s performance.Band representatives said Hedley is not giving interviews at this time. Hedley called the allegations “unsubstantiated” in a statement earlier this month.As fans filed into the Halifax auditorium on Friday, many concert-goers said they were more focused on enjoying the show than litigating the allegations against Hedley, which some said had little bearing on their feelings towards the band.Several fans said they had not investigated the claims themselves, or did not believe it was their place to cast judgement.“The band is probably suffering, but until there’s more about it, everything’s pretty vague,” said Kristen MacIntosh, who drove from Cape Breton to see the show with her eight-year-old son after buying him a ticket as a Christmas present.Some fans expressed skepticism about the legitimacy of the claims, questioning why anonymous social media users would bring up years-old allegations online rather than going to authorities.Madisson Muise, a 16-year-old who came to Halifax from Yarmouth, N.S., to attend her first concert, said she was relieved she could still see her favourite band perform after fearing the tour would be cancelled.“Their fans are really supporting them and sticking together,” said Muise.Seats filled up in the auditorium as Toronto-based pop band Liteyears kicked off the show, filling in as Hedley’s opening act after singer Shawn Hook and Halifax’s Neon Dreams ditched the tour.Liteyears frontman Brent Wirth told the crowd the past week has been a whirlwind, saying the band had been holding on to their musical dreams by a “pinkie” until their fortunes turned around in a matter of 24 hours.Cellphone lights and flashing neon sticks swarmed like fireflies as the crowd welcomed Hoggard and Hedley bandmates Dave Rosin, Tommy Mac and Jay Benison to the stage with rapturous cheers.Concert-goers danced in the aisles and sang along as the band played songs off their latest album and previous hits.Nineteen-year-old Kendra Cann said she had won a radio contest to sing on stage with the band, but the plan was cancelled after the allegations surfaced.Instead, Cann was pulled up to the front row where Hoggard picked her out of the crowd and called her out for texting during the concert, then jokingly confiscated her phone to call her family and friends from the stage.During one phone call, Hoggard told Cann’s star-struck friends that they “better be old enough to be having a fun time, you little rascals.”After the show, Cann said she “went blank” during the encounter.“I was like, ‘He’s right there. He said Kendra. He said my name,’” Cann said with a giggle. “It was the experience of a lifetime.”Charlottetown-based singer-songwriter Kinley Dowling, who is known as the violinist in Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, said on Instagram that she and four friends protested outside the Hedley concert in Summerside, P.E.I., on Saturday night.“We only got some ‘lip’ from a few fans, but we just hope they have an open mind in the future,” Dowling wrote in an Instagram post. “It’s not an easy thing for a survivor to tell their story. Let’s not make it any harder for them just because you like the band’s music.”The band’s performances in Atlantic Canada were met with mixed reactions on social media.Some diehard Hedley fans cheered on the band from afar, while other Twitter users expressed discomfort with the cloud of controversy following the musicians as they continue their tour in Ontario this week.Alison Weatherston in Ottawa tweeted that her 15-year-old daughter, who has seen Hedley perform multiple times, was “heartbroken” after learning of the allegations against the band.“She put her concert tees into the bag of clothes for the Salvation Army,” Weatherston wrote. “It’s hard to see your idols being awful.”last_img read more

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WWII forced labour S Korea court orders Mitsubishi asset seizure

first_imgSeoul: A South Korean court has approved the seizure of Mitsubishi’s assets over the Japanese industrial giant’s use of forced labour during World War II, an activist group said Monday. Japan and South Korea are both democracies, market economies and US allies, but their relationship has been strained for decades as a result of Tokyo’s brutal 1910-45 colonial rule over the Korean peninsula. Around 780,000 Koreans were conscripted into forced labour by Japan during the 35-year occupation, according to data from Seoul, not including women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAfter years of legal battles, five Korean victims won a ruling from the country’s Supreme Court in November ordering Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay each plaintiff compensation of up to 150 million won (US 132,000). Four of the wartime labour conscripts filed an asset seizure request in January, saying Mitsubishi had failed to respond to court orders. One plaintiff died earlier this year. On Friday, the Daejeon District Court south of Seoul ordered the seizure of two trademark rights and six patents belonging to Mitsubishi, a civic group campaigning against Japan’s forced wartime labour policies said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”The process of compulsory execution against war criminal firms has officially begun,” the group said in a statement released Monday. “With the latest court ruling, the debtor will be barred from carrying out transfer of rights… or any other act of disposal on the concerned trademark and patent rights,” it added. If Mitsubishi fails to show a “sincere attitude”, the group warned it would sell the seized assets. Japan says all historical compensation issues were settled under a 1965 treaty that re-established diplomatic relations and included a reparations package of about 800 million in grants and cheap loans. But recent court rulings in Seoul determined that the use of forced labour by Japanese firms was not included in the controversial treaty.last_img read more

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TSX posts sixth straight gain on higher commodity prices New York heads

TSX posts sixth straight gain on higher commodity prices; New York heads up by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 3, 2016 9:48 am MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market finished higher for a six straight session Thursday amid growing investor confidence in gold and base metals miners as well as energy issues.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 105.72 points to close at 13,123.65.The index is up 370 points in a little over a week, as the majority of sectors made solid gains.Gold was the leading advancer, up by more than three per cent, while energy issues got a boost of 2.82 per cent as shares in Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) soared nearly nine per cent to $32.85.The oil and gas producer says it still plans on spending $2 billion on its Horizon oilsands project this year even as the company cuts a billion dollars from its 2016 capital budget.Colin Cieszynski, a chief market strategist at CMC Markets Canada, said investors are enjoying the broad-based gains but cautioned that the market can’t go up forever.“We’re going to have a down day sooner than later,” he said.“It doesn’t hurt to see this nice recovery, these steady gains. With these kind of gains, you aren’t going to see them everyday, but a trend built on smaller increases is more sustainable. It’s actually more positive for the market in general.”On Wednesday, the Toronto market pushed past the 13,000-mark for the first time this year. Cieszynski said continued gains also show that these higher levels are warranted.“Not only did we go through it, but we didn’t just go above it and (get) pounded right down,” he said. “We’ve gone above it and we held above it. That’s good. That’s a sign of good underlying support for the market.”Cieszynski said the current run-up has been supported not only by the resource sectors, but also by financial stocks, with Canada’s biggest banks having recently reported better than expected quarterly earnings.On commodity markets, the April gold contract gained $16.40 to US$1,258.20 a troy ounce, while May copper added three cents to US$2.21 a pound.The April contract for benchmark U.S. crude oil was down nine cents at US$34.57 a barrel, while April natural gas retreated four cents to US$1.64 per mmBtu.The Canadian dollar added 0.17 of a U.S. cent to 74.65 cents US.Indexes in New York shed earlier losses and turned higher late in the session as investors awaited the U.S. non-farm payrolls report on Friday. The report is an important barometer on the U.S. economy.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 44.58 points at 16,943.90, while the broader S&P 500 added 6.9 points to 1,993.40 and the Nasdaq eased up four points to 4,707.42.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

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Youth WCh 2017 in Georgia Denmark and Egypt make agreement about final

After an internal review, the IHF Competition Management in consultation and in agreement with both the Danish Handball Federation and Egyptian Handball Federation made the decision to correct the final score to 28:28. This resulted in a half-time score of 16:12 to Denmark and a final score of 29:28 to Denmark. These results were incorrect based on the previously mentioned issue and the official match result should have been recorded as a draw, 28:28 (15:12). The Egyptian delegation had registered an appeal after the match, but it fell outside of the official protest time of two hours allowed upon completion of the match in question and therefore the Danish delegation were not informed. Therefore, a meeting was held earlier today, Wednesday 9 August, at the team hotel with representatives of IHF Competition Management with the Chief of the Danish Delegation, Christian Pedersen and Denmark head coach Claus Hansen who agreed to the corrected score. IHF Competition Management agreed that those match delegates involved in the incident will take no further part in the competition. “We will accept the 28:28 result due to fair play and sportsmanship and we believe that all other countries would have done the same,” said Hansen. “However, it is very important for us to underline that we haven’t made any mistakes in this matter.” The IHF greatly appreciates the extraordinary sportsmanship of the Danish Handball Federation in accepting the correction of the result in the spirit of exemplary Fair Play. At the end of the first half (26 minutes 59 seconds) of the 2017 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship Preliminary Group A match between Denmark and Egypt yesterday afternoon, a goal was wrongly attributed in the official match report to Denmark centre back Mikkel Beck at the same time Hazem Mamdouh scored a penalty shot for Egypt. All teams in the competition have been informed of the decision and the IHF would like to thank everyone involved for their co-operation. However, in the spirit of Fair Play and mutual respect between all nations within the handball family, IHF Competition Management approached the Danish delegation at Georgia 2017 to alert them of the issue and inform them of the two options available. These options were to adopt the official procedure involving the IHF Disciplinary Commission on site in Georgia with the possibility that the match in question be replayed, or, alternatively, to correct the result of the match under the spirit of Fair Play in accordance with the actual number of goals scored. Source: IHF “On behalf of the Egyptian Handball Federation I would like to thank the Danish Handball Federation for their commitment to Fair Play and their decision to accept the corrected score,” said Hisham Nasr, Chief of the Egyptian Delegation. “We would all like to wish Denmark good luck in the rest of the competition.” ← Previous Story DHF presents Bygma Golden League 2017 in October Next Story → BM Ademar Leon sign Predrag Vejin read more

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Peel Turns the iPhone into a Remote Control

first_imgA few weeks back, Peel launched the Peel program guide app for the iPhone, a guide that tailors itself to your favorite programs. Now the company is announcing a hardware component that turns your phone into a remote control. The Peel universal control system bridges your iPhone and TV. The hardware includes two pieces: the Peel cable and the Peel fruit (yes, those are the real names). The Peel fruit sits within line-of-site of the user’s entertainment system. The Peel cable plugs into a power outlet and the Ethernet port of a wireless router.Peel is looking to buyers to determine the price. A limited quantity of the first units are available directly from Peel for whatever the buyer is willing to pay. Buyers can make offers on the Peel website and the best offers will get units. After those are gone, look for the Peel universal control on store shelves in a few weeks.last_img read more

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Health officials investigate after Thanksgiving meal linked with three deaths

first_imgThis is likely a food-borne illness, but our investigation is ongoing.The food came from a variety of sources. There were turkeys, hams and sweet potato dishes donated by volunteers who cooked them at home and other items that were prepared on-site, like instant mashed potatoes and stuffing, gravy and green beans that came from packages and were reheated, said Dr Marilyn Underwood, environmental health director for Contra Costa Health Services.17 people Officials had initially said that eight people got sick, including the three who died, and thought all those sickened lived at the same assisted living facility, leading to suspicion that they could have become sick from food eaten at home or elsewhere.But by Tuesday, as the numbers increased, officials learned that the 17 people were residents from at least three assisted living facilities.Not all 17 attended the church meal; some were family members of people who worked at the facilities who ate leftovers brought home to them.Some of them, including the three who died, lived at facilities called Minerva’s Place and Minerva’s Place IV in Antioch, the East Bay Times reported.“It’s tragic. They were thinking that they would have a good Thanksgiving, and now they have passed away,” Emerito Gonzalez, an administrator at the residences was quoted as saying.I just want to know what happened. I don’t want this to ever happen again.Read: There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year >Read: Isis likely to attack Europe again soon > Health officials investigate after Thanksgiving meal linked with three deaths At least 14 others were sick after the church-sponsored meal. Share1 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13,638 Views By Associated Press http://jrnl.ie/3115554 2 Comments center_img Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 7:10 AM Image: File image: Shutterstock/Stephen Gibson Image: File image: Shutterstock/Stephen Gibson Dec 3rd 2016, 7:10 AM SAN FRANCISCO BAY Area health officials this week warned the public to throw out any leftovers from a community Thanksgiving meal they suspect killed three people and sickened at least 14.Officials are still trying to determine what specifically caused the illnesses, but they appear to have narrowed the source to a church-sponsored meal held at the American Legion hall in Antioch, California.The free, community meal is an annual event that this year turned tragic.The feast hosted by the Golden Hills Community Church on Thursday of last week served 835 people, including residents of assisted living facilities, homeless people and anyone who wanted a holiday meal, health officials said.All those who got sick ate food from the event and most became ill within 24 hours, said Dr. Louise McNitt, deputy health officer for Contra Costa County.The three people who died were admitted to the hospital on Friday and Saturday of last week.Those who got sick ranged in age from teenagers to their 70s.“Anyone with food from this event should not eat it, and should throw it away,” McNitt told a news conference. Short URLlast_img read more

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The Purge is set to get a TV series

first_imgThe Purge films have always been this pulp, campy mess, but each entry has done better monetarily than the one before it. That’s probably why we’re going to get a TV series based on a universe where once a year, there are no laws and everybody becomes a vicious killer.James DeMonaco, the writer, director, and creator behind the series, confirmed that he had been approached about making an anthology-style TV show set within the Purge universe. While he dismissed the idea of an outright anthology, he said that it would be “kind of an anthology.”“They came to me about a TV show, my idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks,” DeMonaco said.The current plan is for the series to unfold over 10 hours (so probably around 10 episodes) and to use the extended run time to tell stories that wouldn’t be possible within 90 minutes. DeMonaco specifically wants to get inside the mind of a “purger.”“Whether it’s revenge or out of passion, but what might be interesting in a TV show is with a flashback narrative, if you start on Purge Night but you go back to show how people have gotten to where they are,” he said. “It will be interesting to show those arcs, those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else.”As the years go on, The Purge franchise gets more relevant. Are we getting closer to an actual Purge? Is the satire getting too real? Having Election Year come out in, well, election year wasn’t exactly a subtle jab at modern politics.Whatever you think of The Purge as a current trilogy, there’s something to be said about turning it into a TV series. The franchise has always worked best in an anthology format–exploring different stories set on different Purge Nights or with different groups of people. It allows for more flexibility in the kinds of characters you can introduce, which can be important in a society heavily based in class warfare.It probably should’ve been a TV series in the first place.As for when it could premiere, DeMonaco doesn’t have an answer. However, he did mention that things are moving fast and there could be more details soon.“Not to get into the nuance of how it all goes down, we’re talking about deals right now, money is being spoken about. Things like that,” he said.last_img read more

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Congress Develops Separate Space Traffic Management Legislation

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Stay on target Two months after the White House announced a new policy on space traffic management, Congress is reportedly developing its own legislation on the topic.As reported by SpaceNews, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) revealed plans to address issues of monitoring objects in orbit and providing warnings to satellite operators of potential collisions.Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, did not provide further details of the bill; a staffer confirmed his comments to Geek.Mike Mineiro, staff director of the space subcommittee, said the board will attempt to get something signed off this year. Smith is retiring from the House of Representatives at the end of 2018.There is no word on whether the law, if passed, will work in tandem with the Trump administration’s commercial space bill, unveiled in April.The American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act aims to “address the challenges posed by our increasingly congested space environment,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the time.According to the European Space Agency, there are an estimated 750,000-plus objects larger than 1 cm in Earth orbit—many capable of damaging operational satellites (of which there are currently more than 1,500 floating through the cosmos).“As commercial companies continue to send even more satellites into orbit, the volume of space traffic will only increase in the years ahead,” the VP warned earlier this year.The policy is expected for broadcast at the next meeting of the National Space Council, scheduled for June 18 at the White House.Speaking at a panel discussion, senior policy advisor U.S. Air Force Col. John Giles remained mum about the guidelines, saying only that it “has been presented but has not been signed by the president.”“We look forward to that policy being approved,” he said, according to SpaceNews. “We look forward to implementing that policy.”Despite what the President thinks, the United States is not the only country working to establish space traffic management: The UN’s Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in February agreed on nine space sustainability guidelines.Editor’s note: This article was updated on June 13 with confirmation of Rep. Smith’s comments.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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The Sun Will Rise in This Alaska City for the First Time

first_imgBecause the Northern Hemisphere tilts away from the sun in the fall and winter, places north of the Arctic Circle – within 23.5 degrees of the North Pole – experience more than two months when the sun never ascends above the horizon, according to weather.com.Utqiagvik hasn’t seen the sun since Nov. 18. This Wednesday, a segment of the sun will appear in the south beginning at 1:04 p.m. local time and will sink below the horizon about an hour later, at 2:14 p.m., said Capital Weather Gang.Farewell, sun! The sun will set this weekend in Utqiagvik, Alaska (formerly Barrow) and not rise again until January 23,2019. That’s 65 days without seeing the sun. pic.twitter.com/TwyOCBh4TP— Damon Lane (@KOCOdamonlane) November 17, 2018Even though residents of Utqiagvik enjoy two months of endless daylight in the summer, winters here are indeed long and dark— and pretty brutal. On average, Barrow’s high temperature is above freezing only 120 days per year, while temperatures are at or below zero degrees 160 days per year, according to the Wilderness Society.Capital Weather Gang says Utqiagvik’s days will gradually lengthen until May 12, when the sun won’t set until Aug. 2. Thursday will have 33 more minutes of daylight than Wednesday, and by the weekend, the town, one of the largest Eskimo settlements in Alaska, will be enjoying sunlight for more than two and a half hours each day.More on Geek.com:Watch: Snow ‘Tsunami’ Devours Siberian CityThis ‘Cube’ Lets You Experience the Earth’s Most Extreme ConditionsLightning Strikes: New Report Reveals 10 Most Struck US States For many, Wednesday is just another hump day. But for the residents of Utqiagvik (also known as Barrow) in Alaska, this Wednesday is extra special… as the sun will rise there for the first time in more than two months.Home to more than 4,000 people, Utqiagvik is the northernmost city in the U.S. and the ninth northernmost city in the world. It is 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle, where a phenomenon called polar night — when the sun doesn’t come above the horizon — plunges the town in near-darkness for 65 consecutive days. Stay on targetcenter_img Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ last_img read more

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Randy Orton qualifies for Survivor Series Smackdown womens team set

first_img October 25, 2017 at 9:40 pm Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Becky Lynch October 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm Videos Articles Following this week’s Smackdown Live in Milwaukee, new names are now set for WWE Survivor Series in five weeks featuring a series of RAW vs. Smackdown matches.Randy Orton is the first name to quality for the men’s Traditional Elimination match. Orton is the only name confirmed so far on his team and in the match as RAW GM Kurt Angle was interrupted on Monday before he could announce his team.Not even a distraction from @FightOwensFight could stop @RandyOrton from becoming the first member of #SDLive’s #SurvivorSeries team! pic.twitter.com/M4OGvRSVy0— WWE (@WWE) October 25, 2017Also now set for the show is Becky Lynch leading the Smackdown Live team in the women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination match. Lynch will be joined by Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Carmella and Tamina. Alicia Fox will captain Team RAW, with names to be announced.Here is the updated card for Survivor Series as of this week.Champion vs. ChampionWWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Jinder MahalChampion vs. ChampionWWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. WWE United States Champion Baron CorbinChampion vs. ChampionWWE RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion NatalyaChampions vs. ChampionsWWE RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The UsosMen’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination MatchTeam RAW (TBD) vs. Team Smackdown Live (Randy Orton, TBD)Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination MatchTeam RAW (Alicia Fox, TBD) vs. Team Smackdown Live (Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Carmella and Tamina)Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Al79 Google+ WhatsApp Al79 Comments are closed. Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next 3 COMMENTS Facebook October 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next I wondered the same thing. If titles aren’t on the line, then there is no point for someone to try to win (in kayfabe). But I always hated the branding of shows anyway. burton31cat What is the point of this PPV? Are titles on the line? Are they trying to make their champions look weak like they always do? I guess we are supposed to assume all are non title matches. But if that’s the case, they should just have 3 or 4 fun elimination matches, rather than trying to pretend the dual title matches are meaningful. Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Tottenham confirm Vincent Janssen has had surgery

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Vincent Janssen had a “minor foot surgery” and will be facing a spell on the sidelinesThe Dutch forward has fallen out of favour at Spurs and had been transfer listed by manager Mauricio Pochettino at the start of the summer.This came after Janssen failed to make the desired impact at the club after arriving from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2016 for £17m.The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce but will now be facing a spell out while he recovers from his surgery.“Vincent Janssen has undergone minor foot surgery,” read a statement.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“He will now go through a period of recovery and rehabilitation overseen by our medical staff.”Pochettino had hoped to offload Janssen before the end of the month and even avoided handing him a shirt number this season. after omitting him from the club’s US tour.But now the Netherlands international will remain at North London until January at the very earliest.Janssen has scored just two goals in 28 Premier League appearances for Tottenham.last_img read more

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Wolters poker skills discussed at murder trial

first_imgIn the high-stakes murder trial of Dennis Wolter, the defense went all in Tuesday with expert testimony from a psychiatrist who said the 43-year-old has a medical condition that may prevent him from being able to premeditate. Then, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik raised his bet on winning a conviction in the case.It’ll be up to the jury to decide if anyone is bluffing.During Golik’s cross-examination Tuesday of Dr. Richard Adler, Wolter’s poker skills raised questions about the psychiatrist’s diagnosis.Wolter is accused of stabbing his estranged girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, 41, more than 70 times inside his home at 1205 W. 39th St. in Vancouver in May 2011. He’s charged with aggravated first-degree murder, which requires prosecutors to prove premeditation and intent.Wolter’s attorney, Therese Lavallee, has argued that Wolter has brain damage from a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, as well as a traumatic brain injury sustained at age 18. She said the damage interfered with his ability to form intent.In the third day of Wolter’s defense in Clark County Superior Court, Adler testified that after a battery of tests in late 2011 and early 2012, he diagnosed Wolter with partial fetal alcohol syndrome. The “partial” condition causes brain damage and, in some cases, abnormal facial features. Full fetal alcohol syndrome includes both brain damage and all three of the facial features emblematic of the condition: small eye openings, a thin upper lip and a flat philtrum, the normally-ridged area between the bottom of the nose and the top of the lip.Adler said he learned from Wolter’s paternal cousin that the defendant’s mother drank while she was pregnant in the 1960s. At the time, women didn’t know that alcohol could cause birth defects and other problems. Researchers didn’t learn of the connection until 1973, Adler said.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly October 17 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioSupreme Court Denies Stay; Same-Sex Marriages Can Continue In Alaska Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageSame-sex marriages are legal again in Alaska. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the state a stay, which would have stopped the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the 9th Circuit Court heard the state’s appeal early next year.State Disputes ANWR BoundariesLiz Ruskin, APRN & Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe state of Alaska has launched the opening salvo in a border dispute with the federal government over the western edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. At stake is a 20 thousand acre wedge of land that the federal government counts as part of ANWR. But in a letter to the BLM today, the state asserts the government has mapped ANWR incorrectly. The state says the wedge of land between the Canning and the Staines River is actually outside the refuge, according to a 1960 legal description of the refuge border.Air Quality Settlement Requires Review Of Particulate Pollution PlansDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA legal settlement between an environmental organization and the federal government requires review of plans for dealing with new sources of fine particulate pollution in Los Angeles California and Fairbanks.Container Ship Adrift Off British Columbia Coast The Associated PressA container ship on its way from Washington to Russia lost power overnight and is drifting Friday off the north coast of British Columbia.Les Mis Brings Local Touch To Global Production Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageLes Miserables opens in Anchorage on Friday. The Broadway musical has been produced around the world since 1985, but this production has local twists.Historic Weapons Ousted From Sitka AirportEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaSaturday is the anniversary of the Purchase of Alaska. And in Sitka, the site of the historic sale, locals make it known from the moment visitors step off the plane. This usually goes over well, but sometimes creates confusion.UA Hopes Survey Will Reveal True Scope Of Sexual Assault Problem On CampusLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauIf you’re a student, faculty or staff member of the University of Alaska, you may receive a survey in your email this month asking questions about sexual assault on campus.The survey follows campus visits by federal investigators looking into how the college handles sexual assault complaints and violations.State Senator Plans To Investigate Guard Situation The Associated PressState Senator Lesil McGuire says the Legislature will hold hearings into the troubled Alaska National Guard, but she’s getting push back from the Senate president.AK: Looking InsideRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaOn AK we often travel to wild and strange places and meet the people who live there. Today’s journey is no different, except the place is inside each of us. Earlier this year Sitka had a tarot card reader in residence. The Tarot, it turns out, is mystical — but not magic. Like professional therapy, it’s really about looking into a mirror, as tarot skeptic Robert Woolsey discovers.300 Villages: MetlakatlaThis week we’re heading to Metlakatla, in Southeast Alaska, on Annette Island. Audrey Hudson is the mayor of Metlakatla.last_img read more

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Poetry on stage once again

first_imgCelebrating cultural unity and oneness in spirit, Jahan-e-Khusrau festival is back with its12th edition. So get set to be enthralled by the poetry of mystics, soulful music and traditional dances.‘We began Jahan-e-Khusrau in 2001 as a prayer to peace, to celebrate the  composite culture of this great nation in its Capital. Since then, we have not looked back. It has had a snowballing effect, not just in the city, but in the entire country. Sufi singing became popular and people opened their hearts to the poetry of the mystics- as a balm of love. It has attracted talent from across the world and India delighting audiences unfailingly each year,’ says Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Presented by Rumi Foundation and designed and directed by filmmaker-painter-designer Muzzafar Ali, Jahan-e-Khusrau is a platform that brings together artistes from across the globe and binds them together in their mutual love for Sufiana music and dance.‘We try to find new work and voices and reinvent old voices and present them without any affectation or device. It is a very simple tribute that comes from our heart,’ explains Muzzafar Ali, who has been associated with the festival as its creative director. Talking about the global nature of the festival, he says: ‘It is just a part of the free-flowing mindset and we are doing it to connect people.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe objective of the festival is to build a bridge between the East and the West and to harp on the universalism of music and dance.The artistes performing this year at the festival are Malini Awasthi celebrating  Nazeer Akbarabadi with Astha Dixit, Deveshi Sahgal, Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan, Pernia Qureishi, celebrating Khanaqah-e-Niyazia with Sonam Kalra and Abida Parveen.Sufi music has a way of touching your heart and soothing your soul. Talking about her association with Sufi music and festival, Astha Dixit says: ‘Ever since I started working with Sufi poetry, I feel that I’ve found my own voice.’ ‘In dance and music, there is nothing modern or traditional, there is just eternal,’ she adds. ‘Sufi is not just music. It is a language. It is a message. When it comes in form of melody, it becomes a song,’ says Shafqat Ali Khan. Talking about Jahan-e-Khusrau, he says: ‘I’ve performed in many festivals but this one is very close to my heart. The peacefulness that surrounds me when I work with Muzzarfar Ali is unparalleled.’Don’t miss out on this three-day festival.DETAILAt: Arab ki Sarai, Humayun’s Tomb When: 1-3 March Timings: 6.30 pm onwardsFor invites:  Kotwara, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, Music Shop & Neemrana Shop, Khan Marketlast_img read more

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