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Inside Quebec for Spring 2017 Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Xavier DolanInside Quebec for Spring 2017 Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Xavier Dolan

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment (June 1, 2017 – Montréal, Québec) Back in 2006, the action comedy Bon Cop Bad Cop was one of the biggest success stories in the history of Canadian moviemaking. The Quebec-made picture, co-written by actor Patrick Huard and producer Kevin Tierney, grossed $12.7 million, most of it in Quebec with pretty strong box-office elsewhere.Directed by genre film loving Érik Canuel, the project transposed a 48 Hrs-ish premise from L.A. to Montreal. David Bouchard (Huard) is a rule-busting wildman of a cop on a case with buttoned-up, prissy detective Martin Ward (Colm Feore). Apart from their personality differences, Bouchard is a Quebecois who machine guns Tabarnaks in practically every sentence, and Ward is an Ontarian. Nuff said.Much of the comedy derived from language short circuits in perhaps the first totally bilingual movie ever made in a bilingual country. Bon Cop Bad Cop had novelty and speed as Bouchard and Ward solved an ultimately absurd mystery while getting to know and love each other. The team of Huard and Tierney came up with an amiable fantasy of reconciliation between Canada and Quebec. A fantasy rooted in a Montreal reality where there have always been plenty of good vibes between the “two solitudes,” and people code-shift from one language to another in mid-sentence. Audiences loved it.READ MORE Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgSpanish maestro Gustavo Gimeno, centre, seen conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in February, will take over as TSO music director for the 2020-21 season. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TSO) Advertisement Twitter Facebook Gimeno has been working professionally as a conductor for only six years, but his trajectory upward has been swift.In a way, he began at the top after being called in at the last minute to conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in 2014. Just a few years earlier, he had been a member of the prestigious orchestra’s percussion section. It has taken the Toronto Symphony Orchestra less than three months after Peter Oundjian stepped down as music director to announce a replacement.Starting with the 2020-21 season — the orchestra’s 99th — the new music director will be Gustavo Gimeno, a 42-year-old native of Valencia, Spain, who has been serving as music director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015.His TSO contract will be for five years. Sir Andrew Davis, who was music director from 1975 to 1988, is acting as interim artistic director.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Gerald Butts full testimony on SNCLavalin caseGerald Butts full testimony on SNCLavalin case

first_imgGerald Butts, the friend and close advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is testifying before the parliamentary Justice committee in Ottawa.Butts resigned from his position after the SNC-Lavalin affair broke.He is accused by former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould of putting pressure on her to intervene in Quebec company’s criminal trial.last_img

Iraq UN stresses that exiled camp residents must not be deportedIraq UN stresses that exiled camp residents must not be deported

29 August 2011The United Nations today stressed that residents of a camp in Iraq housing Iranian exiles must be protected from deportation or expulsion, and pledged to continue helping the country’s Government to find a peaceful solution that conforms with international law. Situated in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, Camp Ashraf houses members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have sought the protection of the camp’s residents, while exploring ways of assisting the Iraqi Government to find a resolution that is consistent with the country’s sovereignty rights and international humanitarian and human rights law. An Iraqi military operation in the camp in April left more than 30 people dead and dozens of others injured. “The UN continues to advocate that Camp Ashraf residents be protected from forcible deportation, expulsion or repatriation, expulsion or repatriation contrary to the non-refoulement principle,” UNAMI said in statement. “UNAMI’s mandate includes the promotion of human rights in Iraq and the mission’s human rights office regularly assesses the situation in and around Camp Ashraf from a purely human rights and humanitarian perspective,” it added. That position has been consistently reiterated by UNAMI’s leadership, including during yesterday’s meeting between Ad Melkert, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki as part of the UN envoy’s farewell calls on Government officials at the end of his assignment, the mission’s statement said. read more

Bahrain UN voices concern at sentences given to medical staff activistsBahrain UN voices concern at sentences given to medical staff activists

The sentences range from three years’ imprisonment to the death penalty, Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told a news conference in Geneva. The Court of National Safety, effectively a military court, also upheld the sentences of 21 others. “For such harsh sentences to be handed down to civilians in a military court with serious due process irregularities raises severe concerns,” said Mr. Colville, who noted that the court is headed by three judges, all of whom are appointed by the chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, and cases are prosecuted by military public prosecutors. Mr. Ban voiced concerns about due process irregularities in a statement issued by his spokesperson. “The Secretary-General calls for the release of all political detainees and reiterates his appeal to the Bahraini authorities at the highest level to ensure the application of due process and respect for international human rights norms,” the statement said. “This will contribute to conditions for national dialogue, reconciliation and reform as sought by all the Bahraini people.” The World Health Organization (WHO) also spoke out today, with a spokesperson stressing that health-care workers must be able to carry out their duty to treat injured people, regardless of their political affiliation, and even in times of conflict.Fadéla Chaib told reporters that health-care workers should never be punished for doing what is morally and ethically required, and that medical facilities must also be protected. OHCHR understood that defendants have had limited access to lawyers and that lawyers had insufficient time to properly prepare the defence of their clients in most cases. Also, the court has not been investigating torture allegations and does not permit recording of the proceedings, all of which caused serious concern.“We call on the Government to ensure that every detained person is charged with a recognizable criminal offence and has enough time to prepare a defence case,” said Mr. Colville.The Government, which has been has engaged in a violent crackdown against protesters calling for greater democracy, has announced that all cases will be referred to civilian courts in October. While OHCHR welcomes this announcement, it said that it is unclear how appeals by those who have been convicted in military courts will be handled in the civilian courts.The Office has spoken out repeatedly in recent months over harsh sentences issued by the court against protesters with charges ranging from participating in an illegal gathering, or expressing hatred of the Government, to actual crimes such as murder and destruction of property. 30 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office today voiced concern at the harsh sentences handed down this week by a court in Bahrain to medical professionals, teachers and others as a result of pro-democracy protests earlier this year. read more

Verizon sees few changes to US wireless business as it buys backVerizon sees few changes to US wireless business as it buys back

Verizon’s $130 billion deal with Vodafone is huge for both companies, although Verizon customers in the U.S. are unlikely to see any big changes to their bills or their service.Verizon is buying the 45 per cent of its wireless business owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone. That will let Verizon keep all of the profits from that business, and gives Vodafone a large pile of cash that will fund its expansion ambitions in Europe. It’s the second-biggest buyout on record.Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said on a conference call Tuesday that the company’s U.S. wireless businesses are working well now, and that he would move slowly on any changes to its structure.Verizon has already run that business on its own, so taking Vodafone out of the picture is not new territory.Verizon’s network has a good reputation after 13 years of focusing on performance, and McAdam said the goal is to maintain that level of quality.“That does not change,” he said.The company will remain involved in future auctions for the frequencies that handle cellphone traffic.And the company is seeking new growth.The U.S. has a strong economy and there are many potential customers who have yet to make the transition to smartphones, McAdam said.“We’re very bullish on the growth outlook for the U.S. wireless marketplace,” he said.In the most recent quarter, Verizon Wireless added 941,000 devices to its contract-based plans, exceeding expectations and extended a strong run. But almost all of Verizon’s wireless gains were customers upgrading to higher-priced plans or adding more devices, rather than an influx of new customers.The outside advantage of the deal to acquire the U.S. stake is more flexibility for Verizon in expanding abroad. Vodafone has previously had authority to nix expansion under the terms of joint wireless venture.Verizon said it expects regulators to approve the deal since it already controls its U.S. wireless business. It also needs shareholder approval. It expects the deal to close during the first quarter of next year.Besides the wireless business, Verizon Communications Inc. sells home Internet service and traditional, landline phone service in some markets, along with business-to-business services. The company is angling increasingly to market those services together, McAdam said.The New York company has long wanted to buy out its partner, but the two companies hadn’t agreed on a price. Analysts said Verizon wanted to pay around $100 billion, while reports suggested Vodafone held firm for the final sale price of $130 billion.McAdam said the deal will basically pay for itself as the profits from the wireless business covers expenses from interest and dividends on the stock Verizon will issue. He said the deal will boost Verizon’s earnings per share by 10 per cent right away.Verizon needs to borrow some $61 billion to make the deal happen. Executives said they expect the company’s debt rating to fall one notch, but that it will return to current levels over the next four to five years.Company shares slid 4 per cent, or $1.88, to $45.50 in early trading. Shares are still trading near a 12-year high.To pay for most of the rest of the deal, Verizon is issuing shares to Vodafone shareholders. That stock was valued at about $60 billion before the deal was announced, and the agreement sets a floor at $47 per share and a ceiling of $51. In Tuesday morning trading, Verizon shares slid almost 5 per cent to $45.23.The cellphone business has seen several large deals this year. No. 3 wireless company Sprint Corp. received a $21.6 billion investment from SoftBank Corp. in July, giving the Japanese investment firm a 78 per cent stake. T-Mobile grew larger through a merger with smaller rival MetroPCS on April 30.Late Monday, Microsoft Corp. said that it would buy Nokia’s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents as it tries to vault into the lucrative mobile computing market and gear up for a fight with Apple Inc.The largest deal on record is Vodafone’s $172 billion acquisition of Mannesmann AG in 2000, according to research firm Dealogic. by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2013 8:52 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Verizon sees few changes to US wireless business as it buys back minority stake from Vodafone read more

Traces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beefTraces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beef

first_imgONE OF POLAND’S top veterinarians said today that traces of horse-meat DNA have been found in beef samples taken from three meat processors — the first acknowledgement that the country could be a source of the horse meat that fraudulently ended up in processed meat products sold as beef across Europe.Deputy National Veterinarian Janusz Zwiazek said the DNA was found in three samples out of 121 tested. They came from cold storage at processing plants in central Poland. The meat arrived there from various suppliers in Poland and abroad, including from the Netherlands, Zwiazek told The Associated Press.Dutch authorities also announced today that their large-scale testing program has uncovered horse meat in two samples out of 370 tests it has carried out since Europe’s horse meat scandal erupted.The country’s Food and Wares Authority said it found horse DNA in a batch of beef cuttings and in a meatball labeled as containing only beef and pork at a meat processor and a frozen storage center.The authority did not release the names of the companies where it found the horse meat traces.In Greece, authorities said they detected traces of horse meat in salami labeled as containing beef that was imported from the Netherlands, and in frozen kebabs packaged locally. It was unclear whether the kebab meat was locally produced or imported, and food safety authorities were not available for comment.Greece first detected horse DNA in meat labeled as beef on Wednesday, in frozen meat from Romania.Polish authorities said some 80 more samples are to be tested, and separate tests are needed to determine the proportion of horse meat.All three contamination cases have been reported to the prosecutors, Zwiazek said.“I want to find the culprit, or culprits,” he said.Read: Ikea withdraws Wiener sausages as they await horsemeat DNA tests>last_img read more

Cork City take the seasons first silverware with 3goal triumph over DundalkCork City take the seasons first silverware with 3goal triumph over Dundalk

first_img Share Tweet Email1 17,769 Views Cork City 3Dundalk 0Paul Dollery reports from Turner’s CrossTHE DOMESTIC FOOTBALL season for 2017 has begun just as its predecessor ended, with Cork City capturing silverware at Dundalk’s expense.Sean Maguire, who struck late in extra-time to give City a 1-0 win over the Lilywhites in last November’s FAI Cup final, did the damage much earlier on this occasion, before Kevin O’Connor and Karl Sheppard put some gloss on the win. Kevin O’Connor celebrates after scoring Cork City’s second goal. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOMaguire found the net in the 16th minute tonight as John Caulfield’s side retained the President’s Cup in front of a 3,140 crowd at a rainy Turner’s Cross. O’Connor punished Dundalk with a spectacular free-kick in the 69th minute after Paddy Barrett had cynically brought down Stephen Dooley on the edge of the box. Sheppard added a third in added time.The result is unlikely to have much of an impact on what’s to come this year, but ahead of next weekend’s Premier Division kick-off, a fifth win and clean sheet in six games against Dundalk will only serve to boost Cork City’s confidence as they look to deny Stephen Kenny’s side a fourth consecutive title.The home side managed to keep Dundalk out despite the absence of last year’s reliable central defensive pairing. With Alan Bennett injured and Kenny Browne rumoured to be on his way to Waterford, Ryan Delaney (on loan from Burton Albion) made his debut at the heart of the defence alongside fellow newcomer Conor McCormack, who was acting as a makeshift centre-half. Caulfield also handed a debut to winger Jimmy Keohane.Michael Duffy was the only debutant for the visitors. Kenny opted to keep new signings Jamie McGrath, Sean Hoare, Niclas Vemmelund, Conor Clifford and Steve Kinsella on the bench. Dundalk travelled south without Gary Rogers, Shane Grimes, Chris Shields and David McMillan, while the game came too soon for new arrival Thomas Stewart.Dundalk looked set to open the scoring in the eighth minute of this game. After Patrick McEleney capitalised on a mistake by McCormack, he played Ciaran Kilduff through on goal. However, City goalkeeper Mark McNulty made an excellent save to deny the Lilywhites’ striker.Kevin O’Connor then tested Dundalk goalkeeper Gabriel Sava with a free-kick, but the hosts did take the lead in the 16th minute. After Kilduff was dispossessed on the edge of the City box, Garry Buckley looked for Sean Maguire with a long pass over the top. Paddy Barrett struggled to deal with the bouncing ball, Maguire turned him on his left before firing through the legs of Sava with an excellent finish from a tricky angle. Source: Twitter/FAIrelandJohn Caulfield’s side appeared to have doubled their lead 11 minutes later. When Dundalk cleared the danger from a corner, McCormack sent the ball back into the box and it ended up in the Dundalk net, again travelling through the legs of Sava. However, referee Anthony Buttimer ruled the effort out as Jimmy Keohane was deemed to have interfered with play by attempting to get his head on the ball.Dundalk began to see more of the ball after the half-hour mark as they sought to get back on level terms. Duffy threatened with a long-range effort, but their best chance of the half fell to John Mountney in the 34th minute. He got his head on a McEleney cross from the left but McNulty produced a superb save to keep his side in front.Maguire almost had his second goal four minutes before the interval. Following a nice interchange of passes with Buckley, the former West Ham striker rounded Sava but he could only find the side netting, once again from a difficult angle on the left.Maguire continued to pose problems for Dundalk after the restart. First he saw a shot from the edge of the box deflected over the crossbar, then the 22-year-old forced Sava to stop a header from a corner by Stephen Dooley.Dundalk’s best chance of a goal in the second half came in the 57th minute when Duffy broke down the left but fired his effort across the face of goal. That was as good as it got for the Louth side in a second half that lacked the intensity of the opening period. Greg Bolger and Stephen O’Donnell. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOWhen Barrett brought down Dooley, O’Connor stepped up and the Irish U21 international curled the resultant free-kick into the top corner, although Sava did manage to get a hand on it. Source: Twitter/FAIrelandSheppard wrapped up the win with a fine goal in the sixth minute of added time, beating Dane Massey and Barrett down the right before cutting inside and finishing emphatically. Source: Twitter/FAIrelandA disappointing night for Dundalk was compounded by what looked like a serious injury for Kilduff, who was stretchered off after a clash with McNulty as the game entered added time.Dundalk start the defence of their Premier Division title at home to Shamrock Rovers in seven days’ time. Cork City travel to Ballybofey to play Finn Harps on the same night.Cork City: Mark McNulty; Steven Beattie (Shane Griffin, 83), Conor McCormack, Ryan Delaney, Kevin O’Connor; Greg Bolger (Karl Sheppard, 65); Jimmy Keohane, Gearoid Morrissey (Connor Ellis, 87), Garry Buckley; Stephen Dooley (Conor McCarthy, 90); Sean Maguire.Dundalk: Gabriel Sava; Sean Gannon (Niclas Vemmelund, 79), Paddy Barrett, Brian Gartland, Dane Massey; John Mountney (Steve Kinsella, 74), Robbie Benson, Stephen O’Donnell (Conor Clifford, 78), Michael Duffy (Jamie McGrath, 79); Patrick McEleney; Ciaran Kilduff (Carlton Ubaezuonu, 90).Referee: Anthony ButtimerFormer Shamrock Rovers striker returns from Canada to join DundalkEx-Ireland boss Trapattoni aiming to make international football return Short URL 19 Comments Feb 17th 2017, 9:50 PM Cork City take the season’s first silverware with 3-goal triumph over Dundalk Goals from Maguire, O’Connor and Sheppard saw the Leesiders retain the President’s Cup. 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The Undertaker being advertised for 900th episode of Smackdown on November 15The Undertaker being advertised for 900th episode of Smackdown on November 15

first_imgFacebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Do his entrance. DO a ramble on his career on smackdown. Wyatts interupt. KANE comes in. BROTHERS of destruction squash Wyatts. Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. The official Facebook page of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania is advertising The Undertaker for the upcoming Smackdown Live taping on November 15 in what will be the 900th episode of is also listing The Undertaker for the taping as well. It isn’t known what he will be doing as part of the taping. This would be his first WWE appearance since wrestling Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32 in a Hell in a Cell match. WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Twitter Videos Articles LOL like i said in that other page hes on crutches now whats he gonna do? TheCyberZon Is WWE Losing Its Audience? 6 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Vince McMahon: “Goddamnit! Who leaked the script!? It was you wasn’t it Foley? Now I’ll REALLY make your GM character look pathetic! GODDAMNIT!” Ronda Rousey Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Now Playing Up Next Mayurnath Reve Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 89.02%0:02Remaining Time -0:47 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 November 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm CenaLife No we wont know until tuesday when he comes out November 3, 2016 at 1:58 am Google+ He will walk to the ring with no crutches. Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions delos56 CenaLife Richie Queen WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Does this mean that Undertaker is drafted to Smackdown? November 3, 2016 at 9:59 pm November 3, 2016 at 9:59 pm November 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 3, 2016 at 8:03 amlast_img read more

RFS Waivers Questioned at Wheeler Confirmation HearingRFS Waivers Questioned at Wheeler Confirmation Hearing

first_imgOn Wednesday the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Wheeler has been serving as the acting EPA Administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned. While many of the questions and most of the media reporting on the hearing have focused on climate change issues, Wheeler was asked about the granting of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers under the “small refinery exemptions” category.Some Senators raised concerns with the increasing number of waivers that were granted and questioned the eligibility of large oil and gas companies for small refinery waivers.Wheeler indicated the agency could not deny a waiver to a small refinery based on its parent company owner. In response to questions about whether EPA intends to reallocate the waived gallons, Wheeler stated that he does not see a lot of leeway and reallocating waived volumes would adversely impact other refiners and potentially lead to more requests for economic hardship waivers.ASA and our biodiesel industry partners are concerned with the issuance of waivers, the lack of transparency around the waiver requests and determinations, and the EPA’s reluctance to reallocate waived volumes.last_img read more

Body found in car parked in NW MiamiDade rental facilityBody found in car parked in NW MiamiDade rental facility

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, a man’s body was found inside a car parked in a Northwest Miami-Dade business, Tuesday.The body was found in the parking lot of a car rental facility, on Northwest 42nd Avenue and 26th Street.Police have identified the deceased as 48-year-old Juan Alberto Miraldo. They are investigating his death as a homicide.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Firefighter Injured Working Swan Lake Fire Remains In Good ConditionFirefighter Injured Working Swan Lake Fire Remains In Good Condition

first_imgOriginal Post: A firefighter working on the Swan Lake Fire was injured on Friday. The incident was reported to incident command at 11:20 a.m. Initial care was provided in the field by line medical staff, according to Public Information Officer Andy Lyon. Initial reports indicated that the injury is not life threatening and that the firefighter has been released and cleared for duty. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated 6:30pm: The firefighter, was working in the position of a swamper, partnered with a sawyer who was working a chainsaw a large piece of a branch flew and struck the firefighter in the head and was briefly knocked unconscious. Lyon: “The firefighter was able to walk to a designated helicopter landing site. A helicopter assigned to the fire was used to transport the patient to a local medical facility where the patient received further evaluation.”center_img According to Public Information Officer Michael Davis, he has returned to work after being evaluated. Additional information on the accident will be released as it becomes available, according to Lyon.last_img read more

Twitter goes nuts for huge multicolored squirrel as long as a catTwitter goes nuts for huge multicolored squirrel as long as a cat

first_imgOthers weren’t at all keen on the squirrel at all. Although climate change is rapidly destroying the biodiversity of the planet, wiping out adorable species like the Bramble Cay Melomys and pushing others, like the northern white rhino, to the very edge, the Malabar giant squirrel is ranked as species of “least concern”.Hopefully that means we will be seeing a lot more of the tricolored forest wonders in the future. I just learned about these giant Malabar Squirrels that are so colorful! I’ll bet their fellow squirrels think they’re AMAZING!— AlesiaXO (@AlesiaXOXOXO) April 3, 2019 Malabar giant squirrels are my new queer icon.— Jacob J. Erickson (@jacobjerickson) April 3, 2019 Can we splice giant Malabar squirrel genes into humans, so I can stop paying to turn my hair these colors?— Seanan McGuire (@seananmcguire) April 2, 2019 How have I only just heard about the Indian Malabar giant squirrel. I thought it was a late April fools photoshopped image— rowen (@row3n_) April 3, 2019 Of course, that could be because we’ve just past April Fools’ Day and there have been a ton of sneaky hoaxes that caught us off-guard. Share your voice Getty/iqbalsiddiqui Step aside, cute cats that play piano. The internet has a new viral sensation: The Indian giant squirrel.The squirrel is a three-tone behemoth native to the forests of India — and now entirely adored by Twitter. It can grow to around 14 inches in length, which is just a little smaller than a full grown cat and can jump to a height of around 20 feet. It’s got all the necessary features required to become an internet icon.And so, after an amateur wildlife photographer’s snaps caught fire online, the squirrel has done just that.Kaushik Vijayan was trekking through the Indian forest when he spotted the creatures in their technicolor dream coats, posting images to his Instagram account. Although they were originally posted in 2018, media distributor South West News Service posted them to Twitter on Tuesday.Suddenly Viyajan’s snaps of the furry red, blue and gold flyers are everywhere. Tagscenter_img 15 creatures that could disappear with Great Barrier Reef Squirrels, in turns out, come in rainbow colors. India’s Malabar squirrel makes the world a more beautiful place.#squirrels— Dr. SunWolf (@WordWhispers) April 3, 2019 0 15 Photos Vijayan told CBS News he found the squirrel “drop-dead gorgeous” and that he was “overwhelmed” by the response that his photos were receiving. The responses on Twitter have largely been unadulterated joy, because it’s simply wonderful such a thing exists in this cruel, cold world.The squirrel isn’t an incredibly new discovery — in fact, they appear in early classification records of mammals by German naturalist Johann Erxeleben from 1777 and several subspecies have been discovered in the past two centuries. Still, they’re a surprise to many and an icon to others. Post a comment Nope RT @nypost: Multicoloured Malabar Giant Squirrel photographed in India— ✨Princesa✨ (@AyeeMami001) April 3, 2019 Onlinelast_img read more

Dhaka cleaning campaign claims setting Guinness World RecordDhaka cleaning campaign claims setting Guinness World Record

first_imgPhoto:Prothom AloDhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) claims to set a new Guinness World Record by a cleaning campaign in the city joined by over 15,000 people, reports UNB.DSCC mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the campaign ‘Dettol Porichchonno Dhaka” powered by GTV and supported by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at Golap Shah Mazar point of Gulistan.Mayor Khokon said, 15,313 people joined the campaign spontaneously to set the new record.However, the formal announcement from the Guinness Book of World Records authority will come soon after the completion of necessary formalities.The auditors of the Guinness Book of World Records were present to witness the two-hour-long programme.Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Asaduzaman Miah, film actor Riaz, actress Mahiya Mahi and many others joined the event.DMP commissioner Asaduzaman Miah said, this type of event will help raise awareness to keep the city clean.This initiative was taken to create awareness among people that practising hygiene should not be limited to personal life only; rather it should be practised at a community level to build a clean city.DSCC in collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh arranged the programme to raise awareness among people to make the city a clean and a healthy one.The registration for participants in the sweeping programme started around 7:00am at Nagar Bhaban.The sweeping programme, led by the DSCC mayor, started from Golapshah Mazar in Gulistan and ended at the Paltan area in the capital.On the other hand, Residents of Vadodara, the 10th cleanest city of India on 28 May last year created a Guinness World Record with maximum number of people sweeping the ‘floor’ (single venue) while around 5,058 people came together to sweep the venue-a bridge connecting Akota with Dandia bazaar-in city, spread over one kilometre.last_img read more

The things Obama will be remembered forThe things Obama will be remembered for

first_imgBarack ObamaAs Barack Obama prepares to leave office on 20 January, here are nine things his presidency may be remembered for:Making history -If historians were to write only one thing about Barack Hussein Obama, they would likely note that — 143 years after slavery was abolished—a young Illinois senator became the first black president of the United States.Obama, just 47 at his 2009 inauguration, harnessed magisterial oratory to rally a diverse electoral coalition behind a message of “hope and change.”In office, Obama sometimes struggled to turn that poetry into the prose of governance. Racial tensions—underscored by police shootings of unarmed black men and conspiracy theories about his birthplace—persisted.But the very fact of his election confirmed monumental changes in American society.Too big to fail -Obama’s first term in office was dominated by economic freefall.A real estate crisis spawned a financial meltdown that torpedoed Wall Street banks and lenders, and was metastasizing into an economic crisis of global proportions.Outgoing president George W. Bush and the Federal Reserve had kicked off the government’s first panicked efforts at containment, but Obama faced down ideological opposition to large fiscal stimulus, extending government spending by $831 billion and providing ballast to the economy.As he leaves office, the political and social aftershocks of that financial cataclysm are still being felt, but the economy has added jobs for 75 straight months.‘Justice has been done’ -“Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.”With those words on May 2, 2011, Obama exorcised the anger and frustration of millions of Americans—that the most powerful country on earth could not hold the man accountable for the 9/11 attacks.The risky special forces operation was also illustrative of Obama’s controversial drone-and-raid approach to counterterrorism. As he leaves office, Al-Qaeda offshoots and affiliates remain potent, but their leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been decimated.Legislative toil -“It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency—that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better,” Obama said in his final State of the Union address.From the moment Obama was elected, Republics in Congress vowed to oppose him tooth and nail.Efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and enact gun controls—even after the massacre of young students at Sandy Hook, the emotional nadir of his presidency—would fall victim to partisan rancor.A deal with a half-life -For more than two decades, the United States had rolled out sanctions and covert actions to prevent arch foe Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Obama tried a different tack, engaging in secret talks with the Islamic Republic.That gambit ultimately yielded a deal that saw Iran halt its sprint toward a nuclear weapon, in return for substantial sanctions relief and a dollop of international legitimacy.The pact would strain US relations with Iran’s enemies Israel and Saudi Arabia, but prevented a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and defused tensions between Iran and the United States that have simmered since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.No turnabout on Syria -No international crisis tested Obama’s foreign policy or his high bar for US military intervention like Syria.Even when Bashar al-Assad defied Obama’s red line on chemical weapons use and killed countless thousands of civilians—along with Russian and Iranian forces—the man who came to office on an anti-war ticket rejected calls to step in.Syria will likely be in crisis for years to come.Critics will long argue about whether Obama’s policy was sensible and to what degree his decision damaged America’s reputation, allowed the Islamic State group to grow, fueled an immigration flow that destabilized Europe and allowed Russia and Iran to extend influence in the region.Change the climate -After the climate skepticism of Bush, Obama’s eight years in office resulted in a tidal wave of environmental legislation, protecting marine ecosystems, curbing carbon emissions and boosting renewable energy.In a bid to engrain environmentalism into America’s body politic, Obama hiked Alaskan glaciers, snorkeled at Midway Island and rushed through ratification of the Paris Climate Accord.But Obama’s environmental agenda is likely to come under sustained assault from his successor, putting the durability of that legacy into question.A very big deal -Democrats had tried and failed for decades to provide Americans with universal health care. Obama wasn’t quite able to do that but he extended insurance coverage to tens of millions of citizens who previously had none.Republicans decried the “Obamacare” plan as socialism incarnate, at one point claiming it would even create “death panels.” But they failed to stop it from passing. They may yet have a crack at repealing it under Donald Trump’s watch.Meet the neighbors -Obama’s trip to Cuba may be remembered in the same way as Richard Nixon’s visit to China, but in truth it was the capstone of a much broader effort to improve US relations with Latin America.Resurgent left wing populists in the region had rekindled past memories of “yanqui imperialism”—US-led coups, death squads and heavy-handed intervention.Barely 100 days after Obama took office, he told regional leaders at a Summit of the Americas that the United States had changed. The approach was to deny leaders like Hugo Chavez any excuses for sideshow anti-Americanism.He shook Chavez’s hand, met Nicaraguan firebrand Daniel Ortega and visited the tomb of a popular Salvadoran priest killed by US-linked death squads.Obama alluded to “mistakes” in a coup that installed dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile, released documents about involvement in Argentina’s dirty war and, of course, visited Havana.last_img read more

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first_img( — DLR, an aerospace agency based in German, has modified its flagship robot, known as the Rollin’ Justin, in order to make it into a lean, mean, catching machine. The Rollin’ Justin’s modifications allow the machine to catch balls that are thrown in its direction with an accuracy rate of about 80%. The Rollin’ Justin’s robots accuracy rating is better than the average uncoordinated human. It is certainly better than this reporters accuracy rate. It is not as good as say, a Major League Baseball player, but then again most of us cannot say that we are as good as the pros either. Considering they also have near unlimited stamina, at least until the battery runs out, it may be a great partner for the standard game of catch, or for the position behind the batter. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Key to Robonaut 2’s dexterity is human-like hands The machine can actually catch up to two balls at once, and while this may not sound like a lot on paper, but just try doing it in the back yard. It is not exactly an easy task. The robot will, when the balls are released, calculate the flight path of those two balls, and then position its hands into a catching position that is within 2 centimeters of the point where the ball is expected to be, in about just 5 milliseconds. The system does work with the help of external computers. They are needed in order to handle the processing and make the calculations possible in real time.The Rollin’ Justin weighs about 45kg , and it is equipped with a 3D camera system that allows it to pinpoint the objects distance, which needed in order make the calculation. The robot is built with 43 joints, with 5 in his torso, 7 in each of the arms, and 12 in each hand. It is also equipped with a total of 84 sensors. Explore furthercenter_img Citation: Ball catching robot, 80% accuracy in 5 milliseconds (w/ video) (2011, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 More information: IEEElast_img read more

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first_imgOctober 30, 2008 Today, Arcosanti gladly hosted 48 5th grade students and their teachers from the Phoenix Country Day School. The children stayed for three days packed with fun, exploration of nature and craft-workshops. Today, Arcosanti gladly hosted 48 5th grade students and their teachers from the Phoenix Country Day School. The children stayed for three days packed with fun, exploration of nature and craft-workshops. Immediately after arrival, the students gathered and watched one of the bell bronze pours here at Arcosanti. The night of the same day, the 5th graders performed an exhilarating talent show on the stage of our Colly Soleri Amphitheater. The night was over after a bonfire and smores under the bright stars in the Tuscany landscaped Minds Garden. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova] The next day, the children had an opportunity to explore our Agriculture department, or follow a nature walk where they saw thousands year old petroglyphs and hunting stone walls from the 13th century. A presentation by Cliff Hersted, an expert in the local cultural and natural history, preceded this walk. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova] In the afternoon of the same day, the student group enjoyed a silt-casting workshop organized with the help of Arcosanti’s residents. Later, the group met with Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti’s designer. The children had a one hour question and answer session with Paolo. Thank You PCDS for visiting Arcosanti [Photo:sa & text: Darina Trendafilova]last_img read more

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I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another."The true face thought process thinking actions have reflected in the way the soaps were distributed and callous officials said that they must smell good before the chief minister A low level of untouchability was directly practised" he said File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath PTI Strongly condemning the incident the Congress leader said it was unfortunate that he who was supposed to be the guardian of democracy had displayed this mindset and his army of officials had implemented this mindset According to media reports a day before Adityanath’s visit to Mainpur Deenapatti village in Kushinagar district on Thursday Musahar Dalit families received two soaps and a sachet of shampoo and instructions to "clean themselves" before attending the public meeting "They (BJP leaders) have insulted the entire community of that village but more importantly they have insulted the concept of dalits in this country" he said The Congress spokesperson also asked which part of the Constitution was the chief minister upholding by reflecting such a mindset "The chief minister must immediately apologise to this community Appropriate cases must be registered under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against him and his official army which has practised this brazen and shocking form of untouchability" said Singhvi United Nations: India saw a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts according to a UN report which warned that the epidemic was growing in Pakistan The Joint UN Agency on AIDS (UNAIDS) report titled ‘Miles to go — closing gaps breaking barriers righting injustices’ said Asia and the Pacific regions have made strong inroads with its HIV response Sustained and focused efforts to reach key populations have led to major reductions in HIV infections in Cambodia India Myanmar Thailand and Vietnam between 2010 and 2017 The report however warned that the global new HIV infections were not declining fast enough It also noted that the epidemics were expanding in Pakistan and the Philippines Representational image: AFP In India new HIV infections dropped from 120000 in 2010 to 88000 in 2017 AIDS-related deaths from 160000 to 69000 and people living with HIV from 2300000 to 2100000 in the same time period the report said India has an approved social protection strategy policy or framework that is being implemented it said Successive surveys in Cambodia India Thailand and Vietnam also indicate that attitudes towards people living with HIV have improved creating safer working conditions for sex workers and engaging them closely in the design and implementation of programmes make a huge difference it said The report underscored the public health benefits of decriminalising sex work It found that countries that had decriminalised at least some aspects of sex work have fewer sex workers living with HIV than countries that criminalise all aspects of sex work Modelling based on data from Canada India and Kenya indicates that the decriminalisation of sex work could avert 33–46 percent of HIV infections over the course of a decade The report cited the example of Karnataka where advocacy work with senior police officials sensitisation workshops and the inclusion of HIV and human rights topics in pre-service curricula led to significant decreases in the arrest of female sex workers especially during police raids Before the interventions half (50 percent) of the 4110 surveyed female sex workers said they had been arrested or detained at some point during police raids that proportion shrank to 20 percent after the interventions the report said Referring to the initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce the spread of HIV in India the report said the Avahan programme in Karnataka and other States remained a "sterling example" of the impact of combining condom programming with community empowerment and structural improvements that tackle stigma violence and unsafe working environments UNAIDS however issued a stark wake-up call for nations warning that the global response to HIV is at a precarious point At the halfway point to the 2020 targets the report warned that the pace of progress was not matching global ambition "We are sounding the alarm" said Michel Sidibe Executive Director of UNAIDS "Entire regions are falling behind the huge gains we made for children are not being sustained women are still most affected resources are still not matching political commitments and key populations continue to be ignored All these elements are halting progress and urgently need to be addressed head-on" Sidibe added Global new HIV infections have declined by just 18 percent in the past seven years from 22 million in 2010 to 18 million in 2017 the report noted Although this is nearly half the number of new infections compared to the peak in 1996 (34 million) the decline is not quick enough to reach the target of fewer than 500000 by 2020 In 2017 an estimated 369 million people globally were living with HIV and 217 million people were accessing treatment it said The report also shows that key populations are not being considered enough in HIV programming Key populations and their sexual partners account for 47 percent of the new HIV infections worldwide and 97 percent of new HIV infections in eastern Europe and central Asia where one third of new HIV infections are among people who inject drugs "The right to health for all is non-negotiable" said Sidibe "Sex workers gay men and other men who have sex with men prisoners migrants refugees and transgender people are more affected by HIV but are still being left out from HIV programmes More investments are needed in reaching these key populations" Sidibe added a 1983-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Cameraperson, Magnus 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