Cong Working Presidents appreciate party manifesto

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Working Presidents on Tuesday appreciated the Party Manifesto ” Ham Nibhayenge” released by Congress President Rahul Gandhi. It is clearly spelt out the demands and aspirations of the people of the country and how to fulfill them.The Working President Haroon Yusuf said that the manifesto has given full attention to the needs of all sections in respective of category, caste, religion and believes of the people, as well as that of the common people, poor, labour, farmers, women, youth, students and the unemployed. Another Congress working President Rajesh Lilothia said that the manifesto clearly shows that the Congress party works for the interest and welfare of the people, and nothing has been left out for the fully integrated developments and progress of the country. The Congress senior leader Mangat Ram Singhal said that the manifesto has also noted that to give relief to the traders, the GST would be simplified, 33 per cent quota would be reserved for women in Parliament and State Assemblies to protect their interest.last_img read more

Appeal court to hear Trader Joes suit involving BC man reselling groceries

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 26, 2016 1:51 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Appeal court to hear Trader Joe’s suit involving B.C. man reselling groceries SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe’s against a man who buys the company’s products and resells them in Vancouver at Pirate Joe’s, a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe’s, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court’s decision to dismiss California-based Trader Joe’s federal trademark claims.The district court in Washington state said it lacked authority to hear those claims because the defendant’s alleged trademark violations occurred in Canada and Trader Joe’s had failed to clearly explain how they affected U.S. commerce.The 9th Circuit said defendant Michael Hallatt’s conduct could harm Trader Joe’s reputation, decreasing the value of its American-held trademarks.Circuit Judge Morgan Christen also pointed out that Hallatt bought the Trader Joe’s goods he resold in Washington state.Hallatt’s attorney, Nathan Alexander, said in an email he and Hallatt disagree with the ruling and are evaluating their options.Trader Joe’s does not have stores in Canada. The company sued Hallatt in 2013, alleging he drove across the border to a Trader Joe’s store in Washington state, bought the company’s products and resold them at higher prices at his Vancouver store.A Trader Joe’s store refused to sell to Hallatt, but he put on disguises to avoid detection, shopped at other stores as far away as California and hired others to shop for him, the company said in its lawsuit. It estimated Hallatt had spent more than $350,000 on its products.Hallatt said his business was lawful. He provided a service to Canadians who wanted Trader Joe’s products but didn’t want to go through the trouble of travelling to the U.S. to get them.In court documents responding to the lawsuit, Hallatt said he never represented himself as an authorized reseller of Trader Joe’s products or as an affiliate of Trader Joe’s.The 9th Circuit sent the case back to the district court for further proceedings.Customers at Pirate Joe’s can expect to pay a 30-per-cent markup after the currency exchange, Hallatt said, adding he doubled the store space after recently moving to a new location.Hallatt said he’s confident he’ll prevail legally because he has a right to resell what he buys under an old law called the first-sale doctrine.The name Pirate Joe’s is “shorthand for unauthorized and unaffiliated. It doesn’t get much clearer than that,” he said, explaining that his store isn’t trying to mimic Trader Joe’s“We’re doing nothing but good things for Trader Joe’s.”— With files from The Canadian Press Pirate Joe’s owner Mike Hallatt, who resells products from U.S. specialty grocery store Trader Joe’s, stands for a photograph outside a new larger location where he’s working to reopen his store, in Vancouver on July 14, 2016. A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe’s against a man who buys the company’s products and resells them in Vancouver at Pirate Joe’s, a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe’s, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck read more

Ohio State mens basketball tops Minnesota 7863 to open conference play

OSU junior forward Marc Loving looks to shoot in a game against Air Force on Dec. 8 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU won, 74-50. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team started conference play on the right foot, as the Buckeyes secured a 78-63 win Wednesday over Minnesota in Columbus.OSU came out firing, as it opened with an 11-0 run, which stunned the Minnesota Golden Gophers to begin play.The Buckeyes’ energy and aggressive play couldn’t be matched over the first 10 minutes of the game, as OSU pushed the early lead to 15. Their momentum halted, however, slowly allowing Minnesota to climb back into the game as OSU’s lead was trimmed to just 37-34 at halftime.The second half was a back-and-forth battle until freshman point guard JaQuan Lyle took over the game. His game-high 13 assists guided the Buckeyes to the victory, continuing the team’s season-high five-game winning streak. The Buckeyes now stand at 9-5 on the season, including a 1-0 mark in Big Ten play.After the game, Lyle credited his teammates for knocking down shots when given the opportunity, and, as a whole, was happy with the way the team has grown over the course of the season.“I think we grew up as a basketball team and we grew together,” Lyle said. “I think that’s the main thing. We’re a basketball team now and there are no longer individuals.”OSU coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with the overall performance, especially when responding to adversity.“I think a month ago we struggled to play ourselves out of bad situations,” Matta said. “And tonight we did a much better job when things didn’t go particularly well for us. We still have a long way to go, I’m not going to lie about that. But guys are making progress, and to see (junior forward) Marc (Loving), who may have struggled a little bit the last two games, play the way he did tonight, that’s a very positive thing for our team.”As Matta noted, Loving returned to early-season form after a few off games. The Buckeyes leading scorer poured in 20 points, while snagging six rebounds.Loving said tonight’s aggressive gameplan was the key to OSU’s success.“Just having an aggressive mentality from top to bottom,” Loving said. “Being on your toes and being aggressive at all points of the game, swinging the ball and just moving the defense from side-to-side to get the best shot possible.”Sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop also continued his stellar play as of late for the Buckeyes, dropping 13 points on a night when OSU shot 51 percent from the field and had three players score in double figures.Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said he was proud of his team’s effort, but ultimately its lack of depth couldn’t keep it in the game.“I think when you’re down by 15 and then to come back it takes a bit out of you,” he said. “When we got in foul trouble that took a lot out of us. I was proud of our fight though. They threw a punch, then we threw a punch, but they threw the final punch to end it.”The Buckeye defense held Minnesota to 36 percent shooting on 21-of-58 from the floor, while OSU shot 51 percent. It was just the fourth time this season it shot north of 50 percent.“It’s a heck of a win for us to start the Big Ten season,” Matta said. “I was pretty pleased with the performance.”The Buckeyes are set to return to action on Sunday to take on Illinois at 3 p.m. in Columbus. read more

Buckeyes need to ride momentum to earn NCAA Tournament bid

After clinching last season’s Big Ten regular season title with four games to go, Jim Foster’s team is fighting for survival and a spot in the NCAA Tournament with four games left this time around. Being ranked as high as No. 6 on Nov. 22, Ohio State (15-9, 6-6 Big Ten) has been streaky and unpredictable during conference play. But a strong run during its last four conference games could spring the team back into the tournament picture. Foster said the urgency the team will need to have down the home stretch is critical because last season’s team wasn’t mentally prepared for the rigors of the postseason. “They hadn’t experienced it,” Foster said. “That’s how you develop some character; that’s how you develop some toughness; that’s how you become a better player and a better team.” Last season ended in the NCAA Tournament’s second round when Mississippi State upset the second-seeded Buckeyes. “We just didn’t have a sense of urgency. … We already won the conference and were looking at the Big Ten Tournament,” senior center Jantel Lavender said of the team’s mindset this time last year. “We didn’t play as hard as we should have, and now everyone’s playing on edge and we can’t lose games.” Lavender became OSU’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday after adding 29 points and bringing her total to 2,587 in its 83-76 win Sunday against Minnesota (11-14, 3-9). “It means a lot. I think it’s something I’ll never forget,” Lavender said. “I think it shows my dedication to my teammates and what I want to do for my team. … I just try to play hard for my team all the time.” After winning two straight conference games against Purdue (17-9, 7-6) and the Golden Gophers, the Buckeyes are hoping to keep the momentum rolling when they host Penn State (21-6, 10-3) on Thursday. In its previous encounter, Jan. 30 in State College, Pa., OSU fell, 80-71, to the Lady Lions when Penn State’s backcourt of Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas combined for 39 points. Foster said Wednesday that the team must do a better job of preventing Bentley from penetrating and kicking the ball out to Lucas, who made 6 of 8 3-point attempts in that contest. Although Foster had questioned his team’s defensive intensity, he said he thought it was increasing lately. Senior guard Brittany Johnson said in addition to improving defensively, the team is becoming more cohesive on the offensive end. “I think we’re starting to mesh really well; we’re moving the ball. Last Penn State game we weren’t really moving the ball,” Johnson said. “It’s starting to come back. We’re starting to mesh, and it’s coming down to the end of the season and we’re playing really well right now.” Thursday’s tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Womens gymnastics Meredith Paulicivic hired as new head coach

After serving as assistant coach for the University of Utah’s women’s gymnastics program, Meredith Paulicivic will now take the reins of Ohio State’s team, the university announced Tuesday.The hiring of Paulicivic comes nearly a month after former women’s gymnastics head coach Carey Fagan was promoted to assistant athletics director for OSU.“I am thrilled to be named head coach at The Ohio State University,” Paulicivic said in a statement. “It’s a prestigious honor to lead this program and opportunities like this do not come around often.”Paulicivic helped lead the Utes to a Pac-12 team championship in 2017 and fifth-place finish in the NCAA championships. She served as the primary vault coach while at Utah.Prior to her time with Utah, she was the assistant coach at Arizona in 2015 and served as a head coach of a club program in the Southern California Elite Gym from 2007-2014, and assistant coach from 1997-2006. While coaching at SCEGA, she coached Rachel Tidd, a three-year U.S. National Team member and won a bronze medal with the U.S. World Championships team in 2001.During her playing career at Utah, she was a three-time on vault All-American. She competed for a pair of Utah NCAA championship-winning teams in 1992 and 1994. read more

Hatch granted new Canadian patent in potash and mineral salt cooling pond

first_imgHatch has announced that it has been granted a new patent for potash and mineral salt pond crystallisation -it says it is the only filed patent that has been validated to increase production over the “conventional wisdom” approach that is typically used today. The new technology relates to ponds for cooling and/or recovering salts from aqueous solutions. This includes ponds for crystallising salts like potassium chloride, lithium compounds, or other valuable mineral salts from brine produced by solution mining or sourced from surface lakes.“This invention demonstrates our continued commitment to improved design and the development of innovative solutions for our clients,” says Mike Fedoroff, Hatch’s Global Director of Potash. “Our pond technology and simulation models have been validated through extensive work programs at one of the largest solution mines and cooling-crystallisation-pond systems in the world.”Cooling and crystallisation ponds are used in the solution-mining industry to provide relatively adaptable and low-energy-cost salt-production solutions. Cooling ponds are especially suited to areas where land is available and the weather is favorable, such as those with low ambient temperatures and little precipitation. The ponds do not require major investments and maintenance, making them an attractive technology for both emerging developers and existing producers.Coupled with validated pond modelling and optimisation tools, this patented and proven technology according to Hatch:Ensures pond designs have the highest productivity and can achieve the required production ratesPredicts future pond production, identifies bottlenecks, and recommends product reclamation and operating strategiesRuns what-if scenarios with different geometrical parameters, and process, meteorological, and design conditionsUses Hatch’s integrated model approach to deliver the lowest operating expense, maximising water conservation, energy recovery, and synergies between the production caverns, refinery, and cooling crystallisation ponds.“Hatch is helping to optimise the industry’s cooling crystallisation footprint with this state-of-the-art technology, and is already maximising pond productivity and cost efficiencies for its clients.”last_img read more

British Virgin Islands Election Supervisor charged with irregularities by Opposition Party

first_img Governor says voters need to decide on Independence Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:British Virgin Islands, general election, irregularities, Juliette Penn, opposition party, ruth blackman Recommended for you Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Election Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Jun 2015 – From the region… Hon Ruth Blackman is out of country, participating as an observer in the British Virgin Islands General Election, which on Friday held advanced polling. Magnetic Media was informed via media statement from the BVI, that the VIP or Virgin Islands Party has filed a complaint with the Governor there that the Elections Supervisor – Juliette Penn – broke her own rules. The VIP is demanding redress or a directive after it claims there was something fishy about how the ballots were sealed and stored, in some cases not signed off upon by their Party representatives who were authorized to do so. Two districts are in question and the Opposition party said it hoped for an amicable redress on the advanced polling where seniors, physically challenged individuals and public officers who would be working at the 19 polling stations cast votes just days before the General Elections were held, which was actually yesterday Monday June 8. Up to news production time, there had been no updates on the progress of the elections in this fellow British overseas territory.For latest election news from British Virgin Islands read more

Help and healing for homeless at outreach event

first_imgGood news for Kimberly Fling: Type 2 diabetes hasn’t damaged her eyes. Fling is 20, pregnant, and homeless; she and her husband are staying with his mother. “For now,” she said.Bad news for a man who was sagging at the Medical Reserve Corps first aid station: “Dangerously high blood pressure,” said registered nurse Justine Schneider — high enough to risk a stroke. Schneider and a colleague called an ambulance, and the man was taken away.Homeless people got medical, dental and eye exams for free on Thursday at Project Homeless Connect, an annual clearinghouse of services and resources that’s coordinated by the Council for the Homeless and hosted by Living Water Church on Northeast 65th Avenue.Optometrist Suzanne Zamberlan of Evergreen Eye Care has volunteered with Project Homeless Connect for years. “If I could do something like this every month, it would be great,” said Zamberlan. Every person who came through Zamberlan’s station at Project Homeless Connect left with a pair of new glasses and a used (donated) backup pair that was as close to the right prescription as possible.At the foot care and hygiene station, homeless folks were removing battered shoes and shredded socks so nursing students from the University of Portland could wash and examine worn feet. At least one case of frostbite had already been detected by lunchtime.last_img read more

Mother of Slain Protester Says She Wont Talk To Trump

first_img Share Ted EytanFrom the photo archives: Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil at the White HouseThe mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Friday that she won’t talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter’s death. Speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Susan Bro said she initially missed the first few calls to her from the White House. But she said “now I will not” talk to the president after a news conference in which Trump equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting the rally. Bro’s daughter, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed and 19 others were injured when a driver rammed a car into a crowd of demonstrators last Saturday. An Ohio man, James Alex Fields Jr., has been arrested and charged with murder and other offenses. In the hours afterward, Trump drew criticism when he addressed the violence in broad strokes, saying he condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” Pressured by advisers, the president had softened his words on the dispute Monday, but returned to his combative stance Tuesday — insisting during an unexpected and contentious news conference at Trump Tower that “both sides” were to blame. “You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying ‘I’m sorry,’” Bro said of the president. She also advised Trump to “think before you speak.”last_img read more

Rajasthan comes to CP

first_imgWith handicrafts and handmade products back in vogue, it is time for us to put the spotlight on one of the richest cultures of our country, that of Rajasthan. Keeping that in mind, Rural Non Farm Development Agency (RUDA), Government of Rajasthan and Development Commissioner, Government Of India, have organised an exhibition titled The Shilpangan which exhibits the handicrafts of Rajasthan.The very air of exhibition has the feel of Rajasthan with the welcoming folk music and colourful hand-crafted items on display. The exhibition has provided an excellent platform to the workers, who mostly hail from small towns and villages of Rajasthan, to present their indigenous culture and style to the world at large. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’You can pick up intricately designed bangles, patchwork carprts or miniature paintings that are signatures of the state.  Keeping in mind current trends, the decorative items and paintings have a modern and yet traditional finishing. Customers also get to talk to participant artisans who interact and explain their work as well as the process and procedure that went into making their artefacts and designs.Bindoo Ranjan, a design consultant, feels that the handicrafts have immense potential as today’s customer wants product with finish and traditionalism. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe exhibition has a wide variety of products including lac bangles, Bagru handblock printed fabrics, Rajasthani dolls, leather mojris, meenakari items, Phad paintings of Bhilwara, tie and dye saris and dress material, marble artefacts etc. Apart from representing culture, the products like kalash-shaped clocks also have spiritual meaning. Kalash is symbolic of good times and happiness.So, folks, don’t miss this opportunity to add the artefacts and attires of this rich culture to your home.DETAILAt: Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan (IInd floor), Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place  On Till: 16 February Timings: Noon to 8pmlast_img read more

Threeday Murshidabad Heritage Festival to kick off on February 16

first_imgKolkata: The three-day Murshidabad Heritage Festival ’19 is going to be held in Murshidabad from February 16 to 18. It has been organised by the Murshidabad Heritage Development Society.It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave special emphasis on tourism and as a result, Bengal now ranks 5th in the country in terms of international tourist footfall. The cultural part of the festival will be held in the backdrop of one of the most exceptional palaces in Eastern India – the recently restored Katgola Palace in Lalbagh. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseMeanwhile, the recently restored Bara Kothi at Azimganj showcases the re-use of heritage monuments. Heritage lovers will enjoy the romanticism of the river on boats participating in a boat race. Colourful kayaking display on the river will provide some sporting fun. Heritage walks, visits to museums and temples including terracotta ones and the colourful boat race on the river will add to the charm. Folklore and dances are sure to mesmerise visitors, while the famous Murshidabad fireworks display will add dazzle to the gala event. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe event will highlight Indian heritage with a special emphasis on the distinctive culture of Murshidabad. The festival aims to attract students, heritage enthusiasts, investors, travel and tour agents and tourists. Murshidabad has a special place in India’s history. The festival is of great importance for every Indian to deeply feel the need of preserving, conserving and protecting the rich culture and heritage. It will strive to make people take pride in the uniqueness of the place. The guests will be taken to the Cossimbazar Rajbari where they will be treated to lunch. Then they will be taken to the heritage monuments. There will be cultural shows in the evening where the folk artistes will present Chhau, Raibenshe and Odissi dance. On February 17, the guests will be taken to Azimgunj for a heritage walk and later to Motijhil Park and to Hazarduari Museum on the concluding day.last_img read more

Results in for the National Sailfish Tournament

first_img 600 12000 800 REEL KNOGHTY 100 100 TOTAL Durman Arhtur 600 Perez Juan Ignacio 1200 200 100 300 200 700 1200 Laurencich Alberto Carvajal Manfred 500 100 300 500 DAY 2 200 300 6300 SIRENA 400 100 500 MARTINI Saenz Mario  GurDAYn Ricardo 400 Pinchanski Johnny 400 400 Montealegre Sergio 700 700 Perez Juan Ignacio 400 DAY  1 Gomez Mario 200 800 400 300 300 Molina Jaime 100 100 1200 Guzman Adrian DAY  1 200 100 Dominguez Domingo 100 400 1000 300 200 Saborio Manolo 300 200 300 100 300 300 Liberman Luis 200 TOTAL 200 400 200 Pinto Fernando 300 200 Garro Mauricio 400 Chacon Luis Ml. 100 TOTAL 100 200 Paez Soto Carlos R. 100 200 100 100 Estrada Gustavo 100 200 FIRST ROUND  300 700 NATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT TOTAL 5700 400 Durman George 200 Durman Francis 100 100 FISHING BOATSNATIONAL SAILFISH TOURNAMENT 2013 FIRST ROUND 200 700 Facebook Comments 100 BOAT 100 600 100 Carvajal Rodolfo Montealegre Javier 400 100 Beeche O. Luciano Sesin Orlando 200 Ortiz Henri Paul 300 400 200 100 CERO S TRES 200 400 200 BOREAS 100 Schifter Addy 600 Matera Rafael 600 900 TOTAL Schifter Jose 100 800 5700 6300 200 Gutiérrez Jorge N. 200 1200 GALLO PINTO 300 100 DAY 2 TROCADERO 200 SAMBA 200 Alonso Guillermo 200 500 Club Amateur de Pesca held the first leg of the National Sailfish tournament last weekend and 38 anglers landed and released 120 sailfish. Only one marlin was caught in that division. Results are published below.Most of the Pacific reported excellent sailfish numbers especially out of Los Sueños. But there haven’t been many marlin around.Down south, the sail numbers were smaller but a few marlin between 200 and 400 pounds were taken.Up north it is windy, but boats going out are seeing a few sails and good numbers of dorado.Tarpon have been hitting on the Caribbean with an average of 10 bites a day, and the snook have been taking jigs at Samay Lagoon. Eddie Brown reports snapper have been taking lures at the Tortuguero river mouth. 900 1800 400 0 100 1600 0 400 500 1200 100 Laurencich Federico 100 800 100 100 Gonzalez Enrique 1000 TRITON 100 200 1100 200 Estrada Arnold 100 100 100 900 Seevers Ricardo 300 Gutiérrez Carlos Edo. 800 400 PARTICIPANT 600 300 EL DORADO Fernandez C. Manuel XIPHIAS 100 NATIONAL SAILFISH TOURNAMENT 2013 100 200 Gutiérrez Nils 300 No related posts.last_img read more

Japanese Caterpillar director Wakamatsu dies

first_img“The Millennial Rapture,” shown at this year’s Venice Film Festival, also starring Terajima, was based on a novel by Kenji Nakagami, a Japanese writer of “buraku” ancestry, an underclass from feudal times that remains unfairly discriminated today. In the film, dapper but unruly men seduce one woman after the other.Terajima said she felt a deep loss.“Always so kind, always siding with the victims, always lashing out at the powerful, my director,” Terajima said on her blog. “You always loved good sake and good food. And what you loved most passionately was making movies.”Wakamatsu was honored as Asian Filmmaker of the Year at this year’s Busan Film Festival.He had just returned from South Korea, when he was hit by a cab and seriously injured in Tokyo last week, according to the Yomiuri newspaper.Wakamatsu acknowledged recently his vision had changed with age.“Once I got to 50, I decided I wanted to make films that people can look back at in 50 or 100 years and think, `That’s what it was like in those times,’ ” he told the Hollywood Reporter in Busan. “That’s the kind of films I’m trying to make.” Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Associated PressTOKYO (AP) – Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu, who ruthlessly challenged authority with the grotesque and sexual, has died after a traffic accident this month. He was 76.His production company said on its official Twitter site Thursday that Wakamatsu died late Wednesday after being hospitalized unconscious from being hit by a car. “We thank you all for your kindness over his life,” it said, adding other details will be announced later. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Parents, stop beating yourself up Wakamatsu’s “Caterpillar” depicts a soldier during imperialist Japan’s pillaging of neighboring China, who returns scarred, and with no arms and legs but with an ample sexual appetite. Shinobu Terajima, who played the soldier’s enduring wife, won the Silver Bear award for Best Actress at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.Wakamatsu ventured into pornography, especially early in his career, but his artistry managed to turn such works into a pensive critique of society. While he was never afraid to offend the faint-hearted, his in-your-face realism won fans among the more adventurous.His works tended to pick stories from real life. His film about the United Red Army, a Japanese left-wing terrorist group of the 1970s, that tortured its own members, won the Art Cinéma Award at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival.He turned his attention to right-wing extremism with his latest film, “The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate,” premiering at Cannes earlier this year. The work focuses on writer Yukio Mishima, who took over the Japanese defense offices, making speeches bemoaning a weakened subservient Japan, and then disemboweled himself in ritualistic “hara-kiri” in 1970. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories ___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter: The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   last_img

Steve Ciobo to replace Andrew Robb as Trade Minister

first_imgSteve Ciobo to replace Andrew Robb as Trade MinisterAustralia’s peak accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), praised the Federal Government’s choice of Steve Ciobo to replace retiring Trade Minister, Andrew Robb.Mr Ciobo was elevated to the Trade & Investment Ministry from his current role as Minister for International Development and the Pacific. Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment. Mr Robb will continue his involvement in the trade portfolio till the election as ‘Special Envoy for Trade’.TAA CEO, Carol Giuseppi, said that Mr Ciobo had shown throughout his time in Parliament that he understood the potential of the tourism sector and its value to the economy.“Mr Ciobo is an excellent successor to Andrew Robb, and with tourism now considered one of the country’s ‘first-tier’ industries, we are confident he will work closely with Tourism Minister, Senator Richard Colbeck, to provide positive advocacy for the industry,” said Ms Giuseppi.“Andrew Robb proved himself to be one of Australia’s most respected and successful Trade Ministers, and we were extremely impressed with his grasp of the tourism industry and his desire to further its potential. He contributed significantly to the industry through his work in securing free trade agreements, bilateral airline agreements, and the promotion of development and investment in Australia, particularly in Northern Australia.“Tourism and trade go hand in hand, as has been reflected by Australia’s outstanding inbound visitor figures over the past two years. We now attract over one million Chinese, and further reforms to visa processing and investment in tourism promotion can accelerate this growth.“To have a successor with similar interests and experience of our sector will be welcomed by the whole tourism and hospitality industry.“Mr Ciobo has seen first-hand the importance of the tourism sector with his parents being involved in the industry in Cairns as he was growing up. He now represents the electorate of Moncrieff on the Gold Coast, which has Surfers Paradise at its heart, so few people in Parliament are better placed to understand the economic value that the tourism industry can deliver.“The emphasis will need to be on driving demand through partnerships and facilitating greater flexibility in attracting labour and skills to meet the needs of a growing industry – and we are confident that the new Minister will provide support for the industry at the Cabinet table.” Tourism Accommodation AustraliaSource = Tourism Accommodation Australialast_img read more

Escape TravelVanuatu

first_imgEscape TravelVanuatu Escape Travel is offering a Vanuatu getaway, including airfares, at the luxury Poppy’s On the Lagoon, with a saving of 38% valid for sale until 25 May 2017. The limited offer, priced from $1099* per person, includes return airfares, five nights accommodation with free room upgrade, breakfast daily, one hour massage, romantic dinner for two and more. 2017 travel dates vary depending on departure city.Poppy’s is set on Erakor Lagoon, with private beach access, three outdoor swimming pools plus adults-only zone and pool.*Prices are subject to change and availability at the time of bookinglast_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — In some ways the Arizona Cardinals

first_img TEMPE, Ariz. — In some ways, the Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver group should be excellent.There is Larry Fitzgerald, the highly-paid former No. 3 overall pick in 2004 and Michael Floyd, who was the 12th overall selection in the 2012 draft. They are complemented by John Brown, a speedster with great hands who was a third-round pick in 2014, as well as the super-fast J.J. Nelson, a 2015 draft pick. There is also the versatile Jaron Brown and speedy Brittan Golden, each of whom were added as free agents. Goodwin, who is in his third season with the Cardinals after spending time with the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, added, “We’re just loaded.”However, what makes Arizona’s group different from some others is that, as Goodwin said, it is a humble group.“They all are for the team,” he said.Being all for the team has been beneficial to them all.With help from running backs and tight ends, of course, the Cardinals finished the regular season second in the NFL in passing offense, averaging 289 yards per game. Their quarterbacks posted a rating of 100.9, which was the fifth-best mark in the league, and their average of 8.5 yards per attempt was the best of all 32 teams.There are a number of reasons for that, including the offensive line and the threat of a running game, but there’s really no way to overstate the importance of Arizona’s embarrassment of riches in the passing game.And, maybe, the importance of how the receivers work together and off of each other should not be understated, either.“I like the fact that we’re all very close-knit,” Fitzgerald said. “Guys work extremely hard; we all have different skill-sets and things that we do really well and I think we complement each other really well on the field, and guys are really pulling for each other. “Close to the top, if not the best,” head coach Bruce Arians said of where his team’s receiver depth compares to others he has coached. “We had a couple really good groups in Pittsburgh. We had a great group in Cleveland with Kevin Johnson, Andre’ Davis, Dennis Northcutt and Quincy Morgan. But, the young group in Pittsburgh. There were really two different groups between Santonio (Holmes), Nate Washington and Hines (Ward), and then Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders and Hines probably was the most talented, but were still very young when I had them.”Arians’ group in Arizona is a solid mix of veterans and youth.The Cardinals are not the only team with a bevvy of options in the passing game, but they are one of the most difficult to defend. Larry Fitzgerald said, if you ask them, there are seven No. 1-type receivers on the team. While that claim may be a bit outlandish, it also may not be as far from the truth as some may think.“They’re all pretty good,” Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “In 12 years, it’s the first group that I can remember being around that any guy could step on the grass and be a top, a one or a two receiver in this league on any other team. And we’ve still got Brittan Golden, whose made some plays in practice [Thursday] that were phenomenal.” Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) This season, Arizona wideouts combined to catch 249 passes for 3,515 yards and 25 touchdowns, with each providing quarterback Carson Palmer reliable and impactful targets on any given pass play.“Well, it’s just so hard to defend. 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