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Azam’s varsity raided

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday raided Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur and recovered books which were allegedly stolen from a 250-year-old madrasa, officials said. “A team from the Rampur district administration and the police raided the university and recovered around 400 to 500 books of a madrasa with it’s stamp. The exact number of stolen books are yet not clear. The probe is on in the matter,” said I-G, law and order, Praveen Kumar here. Madrasa theftThe team was probing a case, registered last month, on the theft of thousands of books from the ancient Madrasa Aliya in Rampur which is about 250 years old. The recovered books are ancient and valuable, he said.last_img read more

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Bolick, San Beda ‘not satisfied’ with win over Nambatac-less Letran

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Bolick continued his revenge tour on Sunday as he carried the Red Lions to a 75-63 victory over the Knights in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.The senior playmaker took matters to his own hands as he finished with 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Bolick said he’s still not satisfied with the triumph over Letran, knowing that the Knights came into the game without Rey Nambatac, who is recovering from a hyperextended left knee.“We’re still not satisfied because Rey still isn’t there and there were times when we seemed like we’ll lose the game. So what we want is to stay competitive, play as a team, and stay hungry,” he said. There’s no denying that come NCAA Season 93, San Beda will be Bolick’s squad.And to no one’s surprise, the 6-foot-1 guard expressed his reluctance to the tag, opting to share the spotlight to his teammates like an empowering leader Fernandez brands him as.“I don’t look at myself as a go-to guy. In my mind, I’m just a role player and I play in the system of coach Boyet (Fernandez). Anyone here can be a playmaker, so when I have the ball, I just want to make good decisions, find my open teammate. If I have the shot, I’ll take it,” he said.“That’s what I tell to his team, that there’s no go-to-guy here. If you have the shot, take it. If you think what you’ll do will help the team, do it.The Red Lions, however, know the ball should be in the hands of Robert Bolick come winning time.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTwo years have passed, but Robert Bolick shared that San Beda still seethes from its NCAA Season 91 defeat to Letran which denied the school a rare six-peat.“I reminded them how tough the feeling was when we were on our six-peat drive. It was painful for us because [Letran] took the pride out of us. I told everyone who was playing then to take it personal and be competitive against them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ayo on loss to Ateneo: La Salle still ‘lack maturity’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Big-hitting Cilic tops Querrey to make Wimbledon final

first_imgCroatia’s Marin Cilic celebrates after beating Sam Querrey of the United States at the end of their Men’s Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON  — The key, for both players, was to deal with the big serve. Marin Cilic did it better.The seventh-seeded Croat advanced to his second major final by beating Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 Friday on Centre Court. He next faces Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych in Sunday’s final at the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT Cilic and Querrey, both 6-foot-6, used their powerful serves to dominate most of the match. Neither even had a break point in the first set.“Sam came out serving huge, hitting big,” Cilic said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsQuerrey took lead after a brief delay late in the opening tiebreaker. With the score 6-6, stewards entered the stands to attend to a woman who needed assistance. The break only lasted a couple of minutes, but Querrey won both points when play resumed, with Cilic missing a pair of backhands.Cilic finally managed the first break of serve in the second set, and then went up another break in the third. But Querrey broke back to force another tiebreaker. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cilic is the second Croat to reach the Wimbledon final, following Goran Ivanisevic’s victory in 2001.Federer is going for an eighth Wimbledon title and was playing Berdych next on Centre Court. Federer is 18-6 against Berdych, but the 11th-seeded Czech beat Federer in the quarterfinals during his run to the Wimbledon final in 2010. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In the fourth set, it was Querrey who got an early break. But Cilic bounced back and then broke for the fourth time in the final game.“After that (first tiebreaker), I was just a little bit better on the return games,” Cilic said. “I was making him (play more) on his service games.”He finished with 25 aces and won 88 percent of the points on his first serve. Cilic also had 70 winners and only 21 unforced errors. Querrey had 46 winners and 26 unforced errors to go with 13 aces.“I kind of felt like he pushed me around a little bit today,” Querrey said. “I had that break in the fourth. When he broke me back, he just played a great game. You know, kind of deflated me a little bit.”Cilic is now 5-0 against Querrey and 3-0 against the American at Wimbledon. Their last match at the All England Club, in 2012, went five sets and Cilic won 17-15 in the fifth.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Despite the attention, Kobe Paras remains cool in first Gilas stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

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ICC seriously considering US cricket Boards expulsion

first_imgDubai, May 1 (PTI) The ICC Board has decided that its Full Council should consider the expulsion of United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) from membership of the global body. A resolution to that effect will now go before the ICC Full Council at its meeting in June for determination by the entire ICC membership. The decision follows a two year process to seek to unify the cricket community in the USA since USACAs suspension from membership in 2015 ? the third occasion it has been suspended by the ICC over the last 12 years. The Board, which has been kept abreast of developments at each stage of the process, does not believe USACA genuinely exercises authority over the sport in the USA and that it instead, for a variety of reasons, presides over a severely fractured community with only a small number of cricket leagues subscribing to its membership and the vast majority not choosing to join the federation. The sport has been fractured in the USA for some considerable time and the Board had previously determined that this was unacceptable and needed to be remedied. As such, the ICC made significant efforts to engage with the entire USA cricket community to try to identify what changes would be required to USACAs governance structure to build a sustainable foundation. A Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group (SFAG) was created to support these efforts and the conditions of reinstatement imposed on USACA required it to participate in and support this process collaboratively. However, among other breaches of the reinstatement conditions, and despite repeated invitations and opportunities, for a considerable period of time the USACA board (and its nominee) failed to engage at all with the SFAG process. During its various meetings, the SFAG developed a revised governance model built upon best practice in USA sports governance and the principle of unification to provide a sustainable foundation from which the sport could grow and develop. The ICC Board subsequently considered various versions of this model and, in February, requested USACA to put a final version of a constitution to its membership for approval. Despite this request, it appears that USACA failed to send its members a copy of the ICC approved constitution and instead presented an alternative version to its membership, which was subsequently adopted at a Special General Meeting on 8 April 2017. The alternative constitution included proposals that the ICC Board had specifically rejected as well as other material changes that had not been approved by the ICC Board. The ICC Board considered that all of those proposals and changes were likely to frustrate a successful unification process. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said:”The decision to pass this resolution was not taken lightly by the ICC Board. Our focus throughout this two year process has been on the unification of the USA cricket community behind USACA to grow and develop the sport. “But it has become clear that this is just not possible and, having invested so much time and resources into helping USACA and with little in the way of cooperation from USACA, the ICC Board now felt that the only remaining option was for the ICC Full Council to consider expulsion of USACA as a member of the ICC,” said Richardson. USACAs refusal to toe the reinstatement line also was one of the reasons that is going to lead to their expulsion. “USACAs refusal to engage in the process, to meet a number of fundamental reinstatement conditions, to provide responses to further requests for information and its apparent failure to put the ICC Board-approved constitution before its members without legitimate excuse undermines the all-important objective of uniting the sport.” The resolution will now be put to the Full Council meeting in June 2017 for determination by the ICCs membership and USACA will be advised of the process that will be followed between now and then. USACA remains a member of the ICC unless and until that motion is approved at Full Council, but until then USACAs membership remains suspended. PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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South Carolina Ports Post Higher Earnings

first_imgzoom South Carolina Ports Authority reported 2015 fiscal year-end operating earnings of USD 30.4 million and revenues of USD 196.8 million, significant increases over the previous year’s financial performance.From July through June, SCPA more than doubled its previous fiscal year’s operating earnings of USD 14.3 million, while operating revenues increased 20 percent over FY2014 revenues of USD 32.6 million. Total operating expenses for the 2015 fiscal year totaled USD 166.3 million.“The strong financial performance achieved during the 2015 fiscal year reflects the SCPA’s focus on achieving the growth required to execute its aggressive capital investment plan,” said SCPA Board Chairman Bill Stern.The positive financial report comes on the heels of 14 percent FY2015 container volume growth reported last month.SCPA handled 1.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the period, an increase of 231,473 TEUS over the previous fiscal year. The fiscal year results continue SCPA’s above-market growth trend, with 8 percent growth achieved during the 2014 fiscal year and 9 percent the prior year.“With 14 percent container volume growth and operating cash flow well above plan, SCPA is well-positioned to continue moving forward with key strategic projects and above-market growth,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.July VolumesSCPA reported a strong start to the 2016 fiscal year, handling 175,223 TEUs in July for an increase of 14 percent over the same month last year. Calendar year to date, TEU volumes are up 14.2 percent over last year with 1.17 million TEUs handled since January.As measured in pier containers, SCPA handled nearly 100,000 boxes last month for a gain of 12.8 percent over July 2014.Non-containerized cargo volumes were positive in July, with 163,490 pier tons handled. Charleston moved 83,440 tons during the month, 47.7 percent higher than planned breakbulk volumes for the month. Tonnage was also ahead of plan at Georgetown in July, with 80,500 tons handled, the port data shows.The Inland Port achieved record volumes in July, with 7,567 rail moves completed during the month. Growth at the facility has been strong since it opened in November 2013, and during its first full fiscal year of operation in FY2015, the Inland Port handled 58,407 total rail moves.last_img read more

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Flood Precautions Recommended

first_imgThe Emergency Management Office is advising Nova Scotians that conditions over the next two days could produce high levels of surface water and possible flooding. Environment Canada is predicting warm temperatures and heavy rainfalls for parts of Nova Scotia through to Thursday morning. Coupled with melting snow in many areas, there is the potential for localized flooding. The heaviest rains are predicted for southwestern Nova Scotia, which could see a total of 50 millimetres by Thursday morning. Residents whose properties are prone to flooding should closely monitor weather forecasts and take appropriate precautions to protect their property. They are also encouraged to ensure that they have access to drinking water in case their regular supply is unavailable or becomes contaminated. In the event of a flood: For more information on preparing for a flood, visit the Emergency Management Office website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo. Listen to the radio. Local authorities will issue instructions for those living in the affected areas Know how to turn off water, gas and electricity in case you are instructed to by local officials. If the main power box is not in a dry, safe area, do not try to turn off electricity. Contact Nova Scotia Power at 902-428-6004 or 1-877-428-6004 for instructions Do not use well water for drinking, cooking or bathing until the water has been tested and it has been deemed safe to use. Questions about safe drinking water can be directed to local Department of Environment offices or 1-877-936-8476.last_img read more

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CBI raids lawyers Indira Jaising Anand Grovers residence offices in Delhi Mumbai

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting raids at the residence and office of Supreme Court lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in New Delhi and Mumbai in connection with a foreign funding case. Jaising and Grover run Lawyers Collective, an NGO that focuses on human rights cases among other issues.”The CBI is currently in our offices and residences in Mumbai and New Delhi,” Jaising told IndianExpress.com Providing further details, officials said the searches are taking place at the Nizamuddin residence and office of Jaising, office of the NGO in Jangpura and an office in Mumbai from 5 in the morning. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Grover was booked by the agency for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) rules. When contacted by news agency PTI, Grover asked not to be disturbed as he was in the “midst” of it (searches). indira jaising, anand grover, indira jaising house raided, cbi raids indira jaising house, lawyers collective, indian express news Indira Jaising and her team leaves their Nizamuddin East residence after the CBI raid in New Delhi on Thursday. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal) Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penaltyLawyers Collective has denied all charges levelled by the CBI. The FIR against Grover and the NGO was filed last month following a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which has alleged several discrepancies in the utilisation of foreign aid received by the group. Jaising has not been named as an accused in the FIR but her alleged role figures in the complaint of the ministry. Grover is the trustee and director of the organisation. Unknown officer-bearers and functionaries of the NGO and unknown private persons and public servants were also made accused in the FIR filed under IPC sections that deal with forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the raids, saying it was clear vendetta. Taking to Twitter, he said: “I strongly condemn CBI raids on well known senior advocates @IJaising and Mr Anand Grover. Let the law take its own course but subjecting veterans who have all through their lives fought for upholding the rule of law & Constitutional values is clear vendetta.”Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan said the raids were a means to harass and intimidate. “CBI raids at residence of Indira Jaisingh & Anand Grover in case of alleges misuse of foreign funding to their NGO is a clear act of Vendetta. Registration of cases & raids by Govt agencies has now become the way of govt to harass & intimidate opponents,” Bhushan tweeted. According to the complaint of the ministry, which is now a part of the FIR, the group had received foreign aid worth over Rs 32.39 crore between 2006-07 and 2014-15, wherein irregularities were committed that amounted to violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA). Based on available information and scrutiny of records of the NGO available with the MHA, prima facie violations of various provisions of the FCRA, 2010 were noticed, the ministry said.It added that on-site inspection of books of accounts and records of the NGO was conducted from 19th to 23rd January, 2016. Sections of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 have also been included in the FIR by the central agency after receiving a complaint against the Collective from the ministry.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

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Brexit UK offers no solution to replace backstop says EU

first_imgLuxembourg: Britain has not proposed any workable alternatives to its Brexit withdrawal agreement, the EU said Monday after talks with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ended without a breakthrough. It said the meeting between Johnson and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker failed to yield any alternative to proposals on the Northern Ireland border that the British leader has rejected. Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the bloc by the scheduled date of October 31, though parliament has ordered him not to do so without striking a deal with Brussels first. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBusinesses and opponents of Brexit say leaving without a deal will cause economic chaos as Britain ends its open trade ties to the European Union after 46 years. After a weekend in which he compared himself to comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader enjoyed a genteel working lunch of chicken and pollock with Juncker in Luxembourg. Downing Street billed the Luxembourg visit as part of efforts to negotiate an orderly divorce from the union before an October 17 EU summit. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIt insisted it had been a “constructive meeting” and said the two sides had agreed to step up the pace of talks with daily meetings between negotiators. But the commission gave a more sober assessment, saying that once again the UK had failed to come up with a viable alternative to the so-called Irish “backstop” border arrangement. “President Juncker recalled that it is the UK’s responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions that are compatible with the Withdrawal Agreement,” a statement from Juncker’s office said. “President Juncker underlined the Commission’s continued willingness and openness to examine whether such proposals meet the objectives of the backstop. Such proposals have not yet been made.”last_img read more

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Researchers say people dont buy timesavers even though it makes them happier

first_imgVANCOUVER – For people who wish there were more hours in the day, spending a bit of money to get rid of onerous tasks would make them much happier, but researchers say very few actually make the investment.A study by the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found buying time makes people happier than buying material things.UBC psychology professor and senior author of the study Elizabeth Dunn said although the idea of being happier by having someone clean your home or do other unwanted chores seems obvious, the study found even small investments like shopping at a more expensive, but closer-to-home, grocery store makes a difference.“Theoretically what we think is that buying time protects people from the negative effects of time stress in daily life,” she said. “When you’re rushing around, feeling pressed for time, that seems to take a bit of a toll on people’s day-to-day happiness.”Researchers gave 60 people taking part in the study in Vancouver $40 to spend on two weekends. The first time they were told to use the money on any material item they wanted.Dunn said people reported buying a nice bottle of wine, clothes, and board games. Researchers then surveyed the group to determine their level of happiness following the purchase of the item.On the second weekend, participants were tasked to use the money to save them time — such as taking a taxi instead of public transit, have someone mow their lawn, and in one case having a “neighbour boy” run errands.Dunn said they compared the groups level of happiness following both instances of spending, and found people were much happier when they bought themselves more time.Surprisingly, Dunn said only two per cent of the group reported that they would spend money on things that would give them more time.“It’s not what comes to mind to people as a way to increase their happiness and the rates at which people are engaging in this type of expenditure are surprisingly low,” Dunn said.That attitude wasn’t limited to the Vancouver participants.The study also surveyed 850 millionaires in the Netherlands and found almost half of them don’t spend money to outsource their most disliked tasks.Buying more time requires the means to do so, Dunn said. But a survey of 6,000 people in Canada, the U.S. and Europe showed those who have a bit of discretionary income would benefit from spending it on getting rid of the chores they dread.The minority of people who do buy time-saving tools typically spend $80 to $100 a month, Dunn said, adding the study shows even $40 can make a difference.“People who don’t feel like they’re rolling in dough may feel like that’s a frivolous way to spend money but what our research is showing is that even if you don’t have tons of money, using money to get rid of your disliked tasks may be a pretty smart decision,” she said.The reason behind people’s aversion to treating themselves to time-savers is unclear. Dunn said her team’s best guess is that people feel guilty spending money on things they could do themselves.“People may feel like I can do this so I should do this, and so I hope our research helps to break through that perhaps misguided cultural assumption,” she said.Dunn said her team intends to do a follow-up study to better understand why people don’t spend money to buy time, and see how age, gender, ethnicity or other characteristics plays into the reasoning.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

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Fore Culdesac in Edmonton area being hit with flying golf balls RCMP

first_imgFORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. – Alberta RCMP say a street in an Edmonton-area community is being used as a driving range.Officers say golf balls have been repeatedly hit or flung into a cul-de-sac in the town of Fort Saskatchewan since the beginning of May.The torrent of balls has continued throughout the summer.RCMP say cars and homes have been damaged and officers are concerned someone will get hurt.Officers say the cul-de-sac is the only area being hit by the balls so they believe it is being targeted for some unknown reason.Anyone with information is being asked to call Fort Saskatchewan RCMP or Crimestoppers.last_img read more

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BIRKS AND TELEFILM CANADA ANNOUNCE THIS YEARS RECIPIENTS OF THE BIRKS DIAMOND

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Top Row L-R: Wendy Crewson, Jean Yoon, Micheline Lanctôt Bottom Row L-R: Marie Clements, Sophie Dupuis, Jasmin Mozaffari “We are very proud to have established a legacy of supporting Canadian female talent within the film industry,” said Jean-Christophe Bédos, President and CEO, Maison Birks. ”Our partnership with Telefilm Canada celebrates these women who are bringing a unique perspective to Canadian film creativity.”This year’s group of honourees join the ranks of Birks Tribute alumni including: Alanis Obomsawin, Sarah Polley, Tatiana Maslany, Sarah Gadon, Jennifer Baichwal, Karine Vanasse, Deepa Mehta, Louise Archambault, Catherine O’Hara, Sandra Oh, Patricia Rozema, Amanda Brugel, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Évelyne Brochu, Tantoo Cardinal, Stella Meghie, Susan Coyne, among others.DIRECTORMicheline Lanctôt, director, studied music and visual arts as she completed her BA. She entered the wonderful world of film animation in 1967, and after one year at the National Film Board of Canada, joined Potterton Productions where she worked first as an assistant, then as an animator for five years. She started as an actress starring in Gilles Carle’s La Vraie Nature de Bernadette, the first Canadian actress to be in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972. She then pursued both acting and animating for five more years, acting next to Richard Dreyfuss in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by director Ted Kotcheff. In 1979 she wrote and directed her first feature film, L’Homme à tout faire, selected at the prestigious Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. The film also won the Silver Medal at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Her second feature, Sonatine, won the Silver Lion at the Venice Mostra in 1984. She has written close to twenty screenplays, directed twelve feature films, including one feature documentary, written two novels, staged four plays, and has been working continually both as an actress in films and television, and as a writer-director for the past thirty years. In 1993, her film Deux Actrices won Best Picture at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma québécois. Her last feature, Une Manière De Vivre, will be coming out in the fall of 2019. In 2000 she received Quebec’s highest honor, le Prix Albert-Tessier for her work in films, and in 2003, she was one of the laureates of Canada’s Governor General’s Award. Pour l’amour de Dieu, the 2010 film she wrote and directed, won the Special Jury Prize at the Shanghai International Film Festival. She was also awarded the Prix Jutra Hommage in 2014. She has been teaching Acting and Directing for the Screen at Concordia University’s Mel Oppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal since 1981. She is currently working on her next feature, Sylvaine Ou L’esprit De La Forêt.ACTORSWendy Crewson, actress, was the recipient of a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2015; and the ACTRA Earle Grey Award, given to fewer than 30 collective recipients since 1986, in recognition by ACTRA and the Canadian Entertainment Industry, for Lifetime Achievement in Television. Wendy has garnered critical and popular acclaim, as well as multiple awards for her extensive body of work in film and television. Her resume features more than 100 titles, including credits like: Sarah Polley’s indie feature Away From Her; The Vow, with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum; the Winnie Mandela biopic Winnie, alongside Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard; The Santa Clause trilogy opposite Tim Allen; The Clearing, with Robert Redford; Eduardo Ponti’s Between Strangers, with Sophia Loren; The Last Brickmaker in America, with Sidney Poitier; Bi-Centennial Man with Robin Williams; The Sixth Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger; and of course, her role as Harrison Ford’s First Lady in Air Force One. Wendy starred in five seasons of CTV’s hit medical drama Saving Hope, for which she won Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role at the 2013 CSAs. Wendy was also in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film, Room with Brie Larson; and appeared opposite Ellen Page in Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest. On the small screen, Wendy recently starred in the CTV/ION series The Detail, for which she was just nominated for a 2019 CSA. She also recurs on the fun, period mystery Frankie Drake; the comedy Workin’ Moms, both on CBC; and in the AMC series The Son, opposite Pierce Brosnan. Wendy continues to be as busy as ever. She is currently shooting the third season of CBC’s popular series Frankie Drake, in addition to the first season of her new Hallmark series, When Hope Calls. She will be seen next in her recurring role on the upcoming Netflix series, The October Faction.Jean Yoon, actor, began her theatre career in the early 1980s in Toronto performing with Upstage Theatre, Toronto Free Theatre and Canasian Artists Group. In the 1990s, Jean was active as a cultural equity advocate and new play producer. She was Cross Cultural Coordinator for Theatre Ontario 1991/92, and then Co-Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Projects 1992 to early 1994, founding Lift Off! and cementing Cahoots’ role as a leader in new play development for playwrights of diverse cultures. Jean’s stage credits include Necessary Angel, Young Peoples Theatre, Factory, Tarragon, Cahoots Theatre Projects, Crows, Civilized Theatre and Die in Debt. Jean originated the role “Umma” in the Toronto Fringe production of Kim’s Convenience in 2011 and performed the show at Soulpepper Theatre, The Grand Theatre London, National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Aquarius, the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, and the Pershing Square Signature Centre in New York. Jean is best known for her work on the CBC television adaptation of Kim’s Convenience, for which she has received the ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance Female 2017, and two CSA nominations. Other screen credits include Orphan Black, Dragon Boys, The Expanse, Save Me and voicing Connie in the Emmy Award winning PBS show Peg + Cat.SCREENWRITERMarie Clements, screenwriter, has ignited her brand of artistry within a variety of mediums including film, TV and live performance. Her feature drama Red Snow has recently been nominated for ten Leo Awards and will be released this fall.  Her feature music- doc, The Road Forward, produced by the NFB premiered at Hot Docs opened the 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, receiving five Leo Awards including Best Production, Best Director, and Best Screenwriter. The Road Forward has screened at over 300 venues in North America also receiving a Best Director Award at the North American Indian Festival in San Francisco, as well as a Writer’s Guild Nomination for Best Documentary Screenplay, the WFF Women on Top Award and the DGC BC Spotlight Impact Award in 2018. Her documentary Looking at Edward Curtis premiered at DOXA and The Yorkton Film Festival with four nominations for best documentary and premiered on Knowledge Network last summer. As a writer, director and producer her award-winning films have screened at Cannes, MOMA, VIFF, WIFF, the American Indian Film Festival and ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. Her fifteen plays have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages for Canadian and international work garnering numerous awards, translations, and publications including the 2004 Canada- Japan Literary Award, and two prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award nominations.  Her play The Unnatural and Accidental Women will open the inaugural season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre in Ottawa this September, and her libretto Missing will be on a national tour with Pacific Opera Victoria this fall. MCM is an independent media production company owned and operated by Clements specializing in the development, creation and production of innovative works of media that explore an Indigenous and intercultural reality.EMERGING TALENTJasmin Mozaffari, emerging director, is an award-winning Toronto-based writer/director who studied Film at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. A number of her short films including Firecrackers (2013), Wave (2015), and sleep on the tracks (2017) screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and numerous other festivals across Europe and the US. Her debut feature film Firecrackers, based on the short, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, and won Best Film in Competition at the Stockholm International Film Festival. The film went on to win 2 Canadian Screen Awards in 2019 including the award for Achievement in Direction. Variety proclaimed Jasmin as a “major talent” and Firecrackers was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick in 2019.Sophie Dupuis, emerging director, is notorious for rattling audiences with her striking films. She tells disturbing, yet moving stories – sometimes dark but overall, filled with light. Exhibiting her prowess of interplaying tenderness and belligerence, she crafts canvasses of broken families and untamable characters. With her many short films that have garnered international success, Sophie quickly realized her love for actors whose performances have been acclaimed. Chien de garde, her first feature film, is a breathtaking blow-to-the-chest portrayal of impetuous characters caught in a whirlwind of violence. After winning the award for mise-en-scène at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz festival, witnessing her actors win for their work in her film, and receiving eight nominations at the Gala Québec Cinéma, including best film, best direction, and best screenplay, Sophie was selected to represent Quebec in the 2018 Oscars season. Sophie Dupuis is currently working on her second feature film Souterrain, which will focus on the world of mines.Nomination process and juryIn addition to an internal selection committee, Telefilm and Birks called upon the following organizations to be part of the nomination process for the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film (in alphabetical order): ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ), the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), Union des Artistes (UDA), and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC).An 18-member jury was tasked with the selection of this year’s honourees. The pan-Canadian jury is made up of the following journalists, bloggers and on-air personalities covering the world of art, culture and entertainment: Victoria Ahearn (The Canadian Press), Catherine Beauchamp (Le Tapis Rose), Erica Commanda (Muskrat Magazine), Richard Crouse (CTV’s Pop Life), Manon Dumais (Le Devoir), T’Cha Dunlevy (Montreal Gazette), Sholeh Fabbri (ET Canada), Willow Fiddler (APTN News), Noreen Flanagan (FASHION Magazine), Dana Gee (Global TV/Postmedia), Teri Hart (Citytv), Peter Knegt (CBC), Marc-André Lussier (La Presse), Jen McNeely (Shedoesthecity), Katherine Monk (Ex-Press/CBC), Kathleen Newman-Bremang (Refinery29), Jordan Pinto (Playback), and Radheyan Simonpillai (CTV’s Your Morning/NOW Magazine). About Telefilm CanadaTelefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual coproduction treaties to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations which principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.About BirksBirks Group operates 26 Maison Birks stores in most major metropolitan markets in Canada, one retail location in Calgary under the Brinkhaus brand and two retail locations in Vancouver under the Graff and Patek Philippe brands. The Birks brand is a leading fine jewelry, timepiece and gift brand available at all Maison Birks stores, Mappin & Webb and Goldsmiths in the United Kingdom in addition to other luxury jewelry retailers across North America. Birks was founded in 1879 and has become Canada’s premier luxury brand. Additional information can be found on the Birks website, www.maisonbirks.com.center_img Advertisement Facebook Montréal/Toronto – Birks , the official jewelry sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada today announced the honourees for the annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film. The Tribute, taking place on Wednesday, September 4 at a luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel, celebrates Canada’s diverse film landscape by way of its storytellers on both sides of the camera. This year’s distinguished honourees include director Micheline Lanctôt; actors Wendy Crewson and Jean Yoon; screenwriter Marie Clements; and emerging directors Jasmin Mozaffari and Sophie Dupuis. Each honouree in the directing, acting, screenwriting and emerging talent categories will receive an honourarium from Birks to support their next project.A pan-Canadian jury of 18 journalists and on-air personalities covering the world of art, culture and entertainment were entrusted to select the honourees.“It is inspiring to be in our 7th year of honouring among the best female talent in Canada at the Birks Diamond Tribute event,” said Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada. “This year’s honourees are telling our country’s powerful, touching and sometimes comical stories to the world, and we are looking forward to bringing them together to celebrate their incredible body of work.” Twitterlast_img read more

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Countermeasures were key to ending tariff stalemate with U.S., says Trudeau

SEPT-ÎLES, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on American goods were key to restoring free access to the U.S. market for Canadian steel and aluminum.Trudeau is in Sept-Iles, Que., this morning, visiting an aluminum processor on a victory lap after the United States lifted tariffs on Canadian metals late last week.The U.S. imposed import taxes of 25 per cent on Canadian steel and 10 per cent on aluminum a year ago as a pressure tactic when negotiations on a new North American free-trade agreement got difficult.Trudeau says slapping import taxes on billions of dollars’ worth of American products got governors and state representatives to push their federal government to get the talks done and the trade dispute ended.Trudeau says that now the U.S. metals tariffs are gone, he’s looking forward to getting the new trade deal ratified.Time is short, though, with just a few weeks left before the House of Commons breaks for the summer and a federal election scheduled for October.The Canadian Press read more

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ISIS sympathizer killed by RCMP in Strathroy ON

UPDATE:Shocking details in the terror investigation of ISIS sympathizer Aaron Driver – the man who died after police surrounded a home in a small town just outside of London. The RCMP say an FBI tip early yesterday alerted them to the “imminent threat” posed by Driver. That tip included a video.Police only say Driver was planning to detonate a homemade explosive device in an urban centre during morning or afternoon rush hour, but we do know Pearson International Airport, the TTC and Go Transit were all warned of a credible security threatThere are a number of locations playing a role in this investigation – London is one of them, but the focus is in the small town of Strathroy.At around 4:30 yesterday afternoon police confronted 25 year old Aaron Driver and the confrontation was explosive. The RCMP Tactical team approached Driver as he left his Park Street home Wednesday afternoon at 4:30.He got into a cab and then detonated an explosive device he was either wearing, or had in his backpack. The cab was destined for City Plaza in London.Officers shot Driver after the explosion, but don’t know what killed him.A 47 year old cab driver was injured in the blast that shook this small southwestern Ontario community.Aaron Driver lived at 212 Park Street with his sister. Area residents are angry that someone on a terrorists watch list was in their community.Police had a large area around the house blocked off throughout the day, and even brought in a bomb disposal robot late this afternoon.Even though there was a news conference in Ottawa people here in Strathroy are feeling in the dark. read more

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Security Council approves system to impose targeted sanctions in South Sudan

According to the text, the Council endorsed the Cessation of Hostilities Agreements accepted and signed by both the Governments of South Sudan and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM)-in Opposition on 23 January 2014, 6 May 2014 and 9 May 2014. Reiterating that there is no military solution to the conflict, the Council demanded that all parties adhere to and immediately implement the cessation of hostilities agreements, “including the progressive withdrawal of foreign forces deployed in South Sudan since 15 December 2013,” and, among other terms, demanded that the parties commit to finding a comprehensive agreement without further delay.The resolution also expressed deep concern at the “failures” of both parties to engage in a palpable peace process which would lead to political resolve and bring an end to the violence. The text underscored its “willingness to impose targeted sanctions in order to support the search for peace.” While no listings were made, the resolution sets out a series of listing criteria. The sanctions are expected to apply to those responsible for, complicit in, or engaged directly or indirectly in actions or policies threatening the peace, security or stability of South Sudan. These actions or policies apply but are not limited to those expanding or extending the conflict or obstructing reconciliation and peace talks or processes, threatening transitional agreements or undermining the political process and planning, directing or committing acts that violate applicable international humanitarian and human rights law and human rights abuses. The resolution, drafted by the United States, also applies to those targeting civilians or attacking hospitals, religious sites, schools or locations where civilians seek refuge and recruiting or using children by armed forces or groups. In addition, those obstructing the work of international peacekeeping, diplomatic or humanitarian missions or hindering the delivery and distribution of humanitarian aid or access to such aid also apply. Furthermore, the Council decided that it could impose a travel ban and an assets freeze for an initial period of one year on individuals and entities designated by a sanctions committee to be established through the resolution. The travel ban would apply to individuals, while the assets freeze would apply to individuals as well as entities such as government, opposition or militia groups.To assist the relevant Sanctions Committee in its work, the Council requested the Secretary-General to set up a five-member panel of experts to provide information relevant to the potential designation of individuals and entities. Renewal of the panel’s mandate would be considered no later than 2 March 2016. Among other responsibilities, the panel will collect and analyse information regarding the flow of arms and related military assistance to those undermining the peace process and committing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.The security situation in South Sudan has deteriorated steadily over the past year since political in-fighting between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar and their respective factions erupted in December 2013. The hostilities subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to bases around the country managed by the UN Missions (UNMISS).While the crisis has uprooted an estimated 1.9 million people and placed more than 7 million at risk of hunger and disease, a recent peace deal between the warring factions had fostered hope of a definitive end to the year-long conflict. read more

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UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to fight climate change

The declaration notes a focus on four pillars at the meeting : the future of work, infrastructure for development, a sustainable food future and a “gender mainstreaming strategy” (assessing the implications for people of different genders of planned policies) across the G20 agenda.Mr. Guterres, in a statement released on Sunday, picked out three key messages from the statement:Agenda 2030Support for the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the UN’s global blueprint for a fair globalization that leaves no one behind, is reaffirmed in the document, along with a pledge to use all policy tools to achieve strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.Climate changeAs well as stressing the need to raise ambition in the fight against climate change, the G20 leaders express their very strong support of countries that are signatories to the 2015 Paris Agreement, to implement their commitments set out in their nationally determined contributions.The G20 declaration states that the leaders look forward to “successful outcomes” of the COP24 climate change conference, which begins in Katowice, Poland from 3 December: the “Work Programme” or rule book of the Paris Agreement – which, for the first time, brought almost all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects  –  is expected to be agreed at the event.Mr. Guterres pointed out that agreement on the Work Programme will significantly advance implementation of the Paris accord.MultilateralismIn the declaration, said the UN chief, G20 leaders recognize the importance of a multilateral approach to trade and of the reform of the World Trade Organization, and renew their commitment to a rules-based international order.The Secretary-General concluded with a reminder that the G20 comprises the world’s leading emitters of environmentally harmful gases, and that the declaration provides hope for a solution to a global challenge that he has described as a direct existential threat : “these agreements by the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies, which also contribute the largest share of global green-house gas emissions, can help rally the international community to make sure that climate change is a race we can win. Indeed, it is a race we must win.” read more

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Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola

first_img Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 20 Apr 2019, 7:30 PM Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola The Saracens number eight was confronted on the pitch in Coventry. https://the42.ie/4601022 Short URL Apr 20th 2019, 6:31 PM center_img By Murray Kinsella Murray Kinsella reports from the Ricoh Arena, CoventryA SUPPORTER HAS been banned from the Ricoh Arena after confronting Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola on the pitch following his side’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final victory over Munster.The fan, wearing a Munster jersey, got onto the pitch at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and approached Vunipola, who had been named man of the match after a try-scoring performance. A supporter confronted Billy Vunipola after the game. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThe supporter was subsequently detained by stadium security and then banned from attending games at the Ricoh Arena.He has since been released and left the stadium with no police involvement.The fan’s details will now be passed onto Munster by EPCR, with the province free to decide on whether to further investigate the incident.EPCR  said it “does not condone the entry of a spectator to the field of play” and called it a “regrettable incident.”Munster head coach Johann van Graan was asked about the incident post-match but a spokesperson for the province stepped in to state that they would be making no comment on the issue.Vunipola was booed throughout the game by Munster fans, having been formally warned by his own club last week after posting a message on Instagram defending Israel Folau.Vunipola had liked an Instagram post by Folau that said “hell awaits” homosexuals.In his own subsequent post, Vunipola defended Folau for “saying how we live our lives needs to be closer to how God intended them to be”. Vunipola also said that “man was made for woman to pro-create.”Saracens boss Mark McCall said he had not seen the incident involving the supporter after the game but stressed that Saracens had dealt with the issue around Vunipola.“You could see how tight we were today,” said McCall. “The club dealt with it [Vunipola’s Instagram post], it’s been dealt with. It was dealt with decisively, it was dealt with quickly and it was dealt with, in my opinion, fairly. “Then we just got on with the rugby and that’s what we’re here to do, get on with the rugby.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 83,689 Views Share Tweet Email 145 Comments last_img read more

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Ratan Tata IFC others invest Rs 400 crore in Lenskart

first_imgLenskart, India’s leading online retailer of premium eyewear, has secured $60 million (Rs. 400 crore) in a fresh round of funding from various investors, including the World Bank investment arm IFC (International Finance Corporation), Ratan Tata, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrisnan and Adveq Management, the company said in a press release on Wednesday. The funding was led by the IFC, which invested Rs. 171 crore ($25.6 million) in the India-based eyewear company.Existing investors TPG Growth and IDG Ventures also participated in the latest funding round. Avendus Capital was the exclusive financial adviser for the latest funding, according to the company’s press statement.”IFC is a long-term partner with global knowledge and a broad network of internet, technology and healthcare clients, including in the eye care space,” Peyush Bansal, founder and CEO of Lenskart, said in the statement. “We appreciate IFC for their support to our vision of ‘Lenskart glasses in every home’. We will be able to draw on IFC’s extensive global experience in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors, particularly in supply chain development and capacity building to realise its potential and develop best practices.”Lenskart’s expansion plans have been no secret, as the company has actively been building its offline network through franchised partners. Bansal revealed to the Economic Times in February that the company is planning to add 1,000 brick-and-mortar stores, which will entertain delivery, service and return of products ordered online.Last month, Tata’s investment in Lenskart came to light and Live Mint estimated that the company was planning to raise about Rs. 400 crore in fresh funding. At the time, one of the source said that Lenskart Solutions, formerly known as Valyoo Technologies, was valued at around Rs. 1,600 crore (around $240 million) following the latest investment.International Business Times, India had reached out to Lenskart to get its valuation figure after the latest funding, however, the company declined to disclose the information.IFC’s investment in Lenskart will support the company’s growth and help fulfil the gaps in the Indian eye care market, Pravan Malhotra, IFC’s co-lead for global internet investments and lead for VC investments in South and Southeast Asia, said in the statement.”The Lenskart investment is a part of IFC’s Venture Capital group’s strategy to invest in innovative Internet, Healthcare and Technology companies across emerging markets,” Malhotra, who will now join Lenskart’s board of directors with the latest investment in the company, said.Lenskart had raised Rs. 135 crore last year in a funding led by TPG Growth; just before that Rs. 60 crore was raised by the same investor in November 2015, putting the company’s worth at Rs. 1,000 crore, the ET reported, citing the Registrar of Companies filings. In 2013, the company had raised Rs. 53 crore from Unilazer Ventures Pvt. Ltd and IDG Ventures. Established in 2010, Lenskart has raised almost Rs. 600 crore in funding from investors so far.Relatedlast_img read more

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Sterling skids on Brexit anxiety investors hope for Trump clarity

first_imgSterling slid to three-month lows in Asia on Monday with investors spooked anew by concerns over Britain’s divorce from the European Union, while U.S. policy uncertainty lingered ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.Regional share markets were hesitant. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent, Japan’s Nikkei lost 0.6 percent and Shanghai shed 1.4 percent.Spread betters pointed to likely opening gains for UK shares, but a drop for German equities.All the early action was in currencies where the pound sank as low as $1.1983, depths not seen since the flash crash of October, having finished around $1.2175 in New York on Friday. It was last down 1.2 percent at $1.2032.Dealers said the market was reacting in part to a report in the Sunday Times that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will use a speech on Tuesday to signal plans for a “hard Brexit”, quitting the EU’s single market to regain control of Britain’s borders.Investors have been worried such a decisive break from the single market would hurt British exports and drive foreign investment out of the country.”It is impossible to say by how much a hard Brexit could weaken GBP, but we do not believe that a further 5-10 percent depreciation should be regarded as an extreme scenario when set aside the UK’s high dependence on foreign capital,” wrote analysts at JPMorgan in a note.The flight from sterling benefited the safe-haven Japanese yen, with the pound down 1.5 percent to 137.34 yen while the U.S. dollar dipped to 114.17.Against a basket of currencies, the dollar was up 0.3 percent at 101.510.The euro pared initial losses to stand at $1.0611.WAITING ON REFLATIONThe dollar index put in its worst weekly performance in more than two months last week as investors reconsidered the whole “reflation” trade – that Trump’s promises of debt-funded fiscal spending and lower taxes would stoke inflation and drive the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates faster.Fed Chair Janet Yellen will have an opportunity to lay out her thinking with speeches on monetary policy scheduled for both Wednesday and Thursday this week.All eyes will then be on Trump’s inauguration on Friday for any clarity on his economic plans.”The market is showing greater reluctance to push on with reflation-type trades without more details of proposed fiscal spending plans and the economic data to back it up,” said analysts at ANZ in a research note.”It looks as though more than just reasonable data will be needed to see yields and the dollar push higher again. Some decent positive surprises may be necessary for the market to gain conviction.”Asian markets are also waiting anxiously to see if Trump makes good on a campaign pledge to brand Beijing a currency manipulator on his first day in office, and starts to follow up on a threat to slap high tariffs on Chinese goods.Analysts fret that the spectre of deteriorating U.S.-China trade and political ties is likely to weigh on the confidence of exporters and investors worldwide.Wall Street ended last week mixed, with the Dow off slightly but the Nasdaq at a record high.Sentiment this week could be driven by results from the major banks with Morgan Stanley, Citibank and Bank of New York Mellon among those reporting.In commodity markets, oil prices inched higher after shedding around 3 percent last week. Brent crude was up 18 cents at $55.63 a barrel, while U.S. crude rose 16 cents to $52.51.Spot gold added 0.5 percent to $1,203.00 an ounce.last_img read more

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Delhi debut for Chigirie

first_imgThe works of Chigiri-e is basically an art form created by joining torn pieces of paper in collage style, transforming the myriad pieces into majestic paintings. As per popular lore, this art style came into being when the sense of melancholy and hollowness among the Japanese people, following World War II, gave birth to a type of art where an artist unified some assorted and fragmented bits of paper to depict hope. Chigiri-e evoked people to retrieve their lost hopes by knitting the broken threads of their lives together. Rajeev Lochan, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) said, ‘given the present situation of mankind’s overuse and abuse of nature’s bounty, these works provoke a certain yearning for peaceful balance and co-existence.’  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Traditionally, however, Chigiri-é aesthetics are said to have originated during the Heian period (794-1185 CE) in conjunction with calligraphy. The exhibition showcases the artist’s expression of hope manifested through the ‘flight to freedom’ as well as displays many moods of love, myriad facets of nature and inter-play between human life and nature. Rajeev Lochan added, ‘The compositions emphasize on the harmonious relationship between mankind and nature which depicts engagement and interaction between the two entities.’last_img read more

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Strike forces Turkish Airlines to cancel flights

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   The difference between men and women when it comes to paincenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths An aviation workers union says the proposed legislation violates international labor laws and is unconstitutional.The protest is expected to end on midnight Tuesday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories ISTANBUL (AP) – A strike and work slowdown at Istanbul’s main airport has forced Turkish Airlines to cancel more than 100 flights.Ground handlers, technicians and other workers are protesting a government-proposed legislation that would ban future strike actions by aviation workers.Binali Yildirim, the country’s transport minister, says Turkish Airlines was forced to cancel 104 domestic or international flights on Tuesday while several other flights have been delayed. Private HaberTurk television is reporting long lines and chaos at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

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