IFFI to open with world premiere of ‘The Aspern Papers’

first_imgThe 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with the world premiere of ‘The Aspern Papers’, with its international star cast attending the screening.Organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Goa government’s entertainment organisation, the nine-day IFFI 2018 begins on Tuesday.The Aspern Papers tells a story of obsession, lost grandeur and dreams of Byronic adventures. Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Golden Globe-nominated Joely Richardson (the lead actors), Julia Robins, Morgane Polanski, Nicolas Hau and Julien Landais (director) will attend the screening.The country’s premier film festival this year will showcase 212 films from 68 countries, with Israel as the ‘Country of Focus’. There will be a retrospective section of Ingmar Bergman to mark 100 years of the filmmaker’s birth.The films for the Indian Panorama section were selected by a feature film jury of 13 members headed by director and screenwriter Rahul Rawail. The jury selected the 22 feature films, and Olu, directed by Shaji N. Karun, will be the opening feature film of the Indian Panorama. Four mainstream films have also been selected under the Indian Panorama Section by an internal committee based on the recommendations of the Film Federation of India and Producers Guild of India.There is also a special section for sports films. Members of the film fraternity, including Akshay Kumar, Chitrangada Singh, Reema Kagti and Rakesh Omprakash Mehra will present their sports-centric films. Among those selected are Gold, Soorma, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 1983, Mary Kom and MSD: The Untold Story.“The idea is to celebrate sports and recognise the contribution of India’s sportspersons,” said ESG vice chairman and filmmaker Rajendra Talak. The sports section is being introduced under the ‘Khelo India’ campaign at Jogger’s Park in Altino, Panaji.The festival will also have popular sections like master classes by veterans in the Indian film industry, besides the international and conversation sections.last_img read more

Hubalde leads Valenzuela past Bataan dribblers

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Communists favor Camanava area for recruitment – NCRPO chief PLAY LIST 02:39Communists favor Camanava area for recruitment – NCRPO chief00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Valenzuela continued its onslaught to take a commanding 52-22 lead at halftime. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Paolo Hubalde dished out a career-high 14 assists as Valenzuela posted its first back-to-back victories in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup even as Parañaque got back on the winning track late Thursday night at Valenzuela Astrodome.The Classic, supported by Yulz, clobbered the Bataan Defenders-BaiShipping, 97-80.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Parañaque-Yakimix, on the other hand, survived preseason champion Bulacan, 74-72.A costly technical foul called on Jay Gonzales of the Ligo Sardines-supported Kuyas squad, gave the Patriots the cushion they needed down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJuneric Baloria made two of three charity shots, including one off the technical foul, in the last 45 seconds, enabling the Patriots to get back on the winning track and join the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort and the Classic in a share of third to fifth places (2-1).Playing in front of their wildly-cheering home crowd, the Classic got off to a rousing start, posting a 29-12 lead in the first period behind the hot-shooting Adrian Celada, who nailed three of four shots from beyond the arc. MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Ikeda recovers from wobble, nips Korean foe in 3rd playoff holelast_img read more

Ready for probe into CWG, says Suresh Kalmadi

first_imgCommonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday said he is ready to provide all kind of support to the Prime Minister-appointed high-level committee formed to look into allegations of corruption related to the conduct of mega sporting event.Kalmadi, already under fire from various quarters over delays and charges of corruption ranging from favouritism in award of contracts to expensive hiring of training equipment, welcomed the government’s initiative to launch a probe into the matter and hoped that the report covers all aspects.”The Honourable Prime Minister has appointed a committee to probe into all matters relating to the Commonwealth Games. We welcome the initiative and hope that it will be comprehensive, covering all aspects. The Organising Committee will be happy to provide all support to the panel,” Kalmadi said in an OC release.The committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu, will submit its report to the Prime Minister within three months.The announcement came even as the CAG stepped into the picture to conduct assessment of various projects related to the CWG with officials set to visit all the stadia and go through records.Kalmadi also thanked people of Delhi for helping the Organising Committee live up to its promise of a great Games.”We would like to thank everyone concerned, especially the people of Delhi. We are happy to note that the athletes and officials have praised the arrangements made for them.”The people of Delhi and India have done themselves proud as they have successfully hosted Delhi 2010, overcoming all challenges, and demonstrated to the world that the have the capacity and commitment to host major international events,” he said.advertisementKalmadi, also the Indian Olympic Association chief, said during the run up to the Games, many concerns were expressed about India’s ability to conduct the Games and ensure the security and safety of the athletes and the Organising Committee delivered the task of conducting the Games really well.”All these were cleared and everyone left Delhi very satisfied. The IOA was responsible for winning the bid to host the Games in Delhi and the Organising Committee was given the task of delivering the opening and closing ceremonies and the sporting competitions.”The grand opening and closing ceremonies as well as the actual conduct of the sporting competition have received widespread acclaim and praise, including from athletes and team officials as well as from media at home and overseas,” he said.Kalmadi also acknowledged the contribution of all those involved in the preparations and delivery of the Games.”It includes all stakeholders, the 22,000 volunteers who worked tirelessly and were India’s ambassadors during the Games, and the media for its wonderful coverage of the Games.”We owe special gratitude to the thousands of security personnel who ensured fool-proof and incident-free security arrangements. Senior Government officials, hundreds of sports officials, National Sports Federations and security agencies who worked hard for years and their contribution need to be acknowledged,” the OC chief said.He also congratulated the Indian athletes for putting up a good show in front of the whole world.”With 101 medals from 12 sport, India’s sportspersons finished higher than ever before in a Commonwealth Games and made India proud.”Kalmadi said the whole effort of organising the Games has been applauded by the Commonwealth community.”Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell summed the event as ‘Delhi has delivered a truly exceptional Games’,” he added.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Spare coach Michael Nobbs for Indian hockey team’s poor show in London

first_imgIndian hockey is again in focus and this time for non-performance at the London Olympics.Having watched the team fumble against Holland and New Zealand, I decided to not go to the venue today. It was far more important to keep track of Mary Kom as women’s boxing made its debut.The problem with Indian hockey is however much you try and distance yourself from it, the passion will never go.Watching glimpses of the team getting whacked 4-1 by South Korea at the Riverbank Arena on Sunday was indeed painful as finishing within the top eight is now ruled out.Let me tell you some truths about our hockey. Even the large Indian media contingent has lost interest in this team as there are better options to write about.When you have to choose between athletes who are winning and can bring you a medal and a team which looks lost, the option is very clear.It is indeed sad the team is now in shambles and uplifting their morale is now very tough. I saw in archery how thanks to the hype and pressure, the men and women archers collapsed so miserably.Its one thing to say hockey is our national game and another thing not being able to stomach one defeat after another.A friend of mine called me from India and said it was very surprising that coach Michael Nobbs had decided to lash out at some of the players’ for non-performance.My first reaction was one of anger as in the middle of the tournament if the coach is going to open his mouth, the team members will feel let down.However, after watching the meek shown against the South Koreans, I am convinced Nobbs hasn’t said anything wrong at all.His lines were clear when he spoke of some senior players being unable to deliver and how they were content just to wear the “Olympian” tag now.Nobbs has always been fair and open in his assessment of players and has been friendly with the media. He knew that if he had taken a phone connection in London, he would have gone nuts. So all communication with him is through emails, and nothing gets misinterpreted in it.Having said that, I am convinced the coach who got plaudits for piloting the Indian team through the qualifying stage will face the heat even before he returns to India.We all know how India treats its foreign coaches when it does badly. I have no shame in admitting this Indian hockey team which has come to London had no medal chance at all. Yes, finishing within the top eight seemed realistic to me at one stage but not now.I still recall, after the Guangzhou Asian Games disaster, when India was unable to win gold, hell broke loose. It meant curtains for coach Jose Brasa, though he had done his best.I shudder to think what lies in store for Nobbs as there is one mistake he has made and that is being open about the Indian players.We all know what happened when Greg Chappell spoke against Sourav Ganguly and he had to face the heat.Over here, Nobbs has been frank but he needs to explain why this team has flunked so badly.I am sure all of you at home watching the matches on television will find it hard to fathom how penalty corner expert Sandeep Singh has forgotten his job.I am also convinced that the Indian defence, which was always suspect, has too many holes which can’t be plugged.There is a general lackadaisical approach on the field and if it has happened all of a sudden, it’s very hard to digest.Exposure, camps, money and better living standards, the Indian hockey players are more pampered than before.At this stage, I would certainly not ask for Nobbs’ head to roll as it’s the players who have let the nation down. They just don’t seem to take any pride in playing for India.advertisementlast_img read more

Northern region highlights 9.30 pm

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the northern region at 9.30 pm. JAMMU DEL18 JK-3RD LD-SHAH Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah today said his party will never allow the separation of Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of the country, as he lashed at Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz for being on the same frequency as the terrorists. JAMMU DEL13 JK-LD JOURNALISTS Jammu/Srinagar: Former minister and senior BJP leader Lal Singh has warned Kashmiri journalists to draw a line between reporting facts and supporting terrorists or face the fate of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by militants. HAPUR DES3 UP-HAPUR LYNCHING VIDEO Hapur: Another video of the Hapur lynching purportedly showing a mob beating up a man and forcing him to confess to having slaughtered a cow has gone viral on social media. LUDHIANA NRG3 PB-UNDERTRIAL Ludhiana: An undertrial was injured after he was allegedly attacked by some inmates at the Ludhiana central jail, police said today. SRINAGAR DES2 JK-OMAR Srinagar: National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah today said the NDA government’s claim that more militants were killed in Kashmir during its rule than in the UPA dispensation actually tells how it allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in the Valley. DEHRADUN DES21 UKD-RAFTING-RAWAT Dehradun: As tour operators of Uttarakhand struggle to come to terms with a recent court order banning water sports in the state, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today assured them of protecting their interests, even as all district magistrates were asked to implement the ban in their areas.advertisement LUCKNOW DES27 UP-2NDLD-ACCIDENTS Lucknow: At least 14 people were killed and three others injured in road accidents in different districts of Uttar Pradesh, police said today. PTI ASHASHlast_img read more

Bigg Boss 12 Live Streaming: When and where to watch Salman Khan’s show online

first_imgBigg Boss 12 is all set to premiere today at 9 pm and the excitement around the show is at peak after four contestants have already entered the BB 12 outhouse. But the real drama will begin tonight onwards when 18 contestants–a mix of 6 celebs and 6 jodis will be locked in the Bigg Boss 12 house for 100 days.Salman Khan returns to host the show for the ninth time in row and will be seen sporting a fresh beard this time. The show has got its prime time slot back after eight years.Here’s all you want to know about the show:When is Bigg Boss 12 starting?Bigg Boss 12 will start airing on September 16, Sunday, at 9 pm on Colors TV and it will air on all days. Salman Khan’s Weekend Ka Vaar episodes will air on Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm.Who are the contestants?We released Bigg Boss 12’s official list sometime back and 6 celebrities and 6 jodis will be locked inside the house. It includes the names of popular TV stars Karanvir Bohra, Neha Pendse, Srishty Rode and Dipika Kakar, cricketer Sreesanth, Bhajan singer Anup Jalota and singer Jasleen Matharu, Roadies contestants Surbhi Rana and Kriti Verma, Bihari singer Deepak Thakur and his biggest fan Urvashi Vani, commoner jodis Shivashish Mishra and Sourabh Patel, Sabha Khan and Somi Khan and Romil Chaudhary and Nirmal Singh.What’s new about the show?Besides, there are a lot of interesting revelations in store for viewers in the first few episodes. The opening episode of Bigg Boss 12 will have ex Bigg Boss contestants like Shilpa Shinde and Manveer Gujjar but we hear that after the grand premiere episode, former Bigg Boss contestant Hina Khan will make a surprise entry to the show, and stay with the contestants for a day. Her entry will surely add spice to the show, as she is expected to give it a perfect headstart.advertisementAnd here is the biggest twist of all. Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa will not be seen as contestants, but a link between housemates and host Salman Khan and will be the surprise element of the show.How to watch Bigg Boss 12 online on Jio TV and Airtel TV?If you are a Jio customer, all you have to do is download the Jio TV app and watch Bigg Boss 12 real time. There are various plans available for Jio customers to choose from. If you are an Airtel subscriber, you can watch KBC 10 similarly by downloading Airtel TV app.How to watch Bigg Boss 12 online on Voot?If you have missed the episode of Bigg Boss 12, you can watch it on Voot app the next morning. Although the app doesn’t have the option of live streaming, it provides interesting snippets from the episode, and unseen clips which are not part of the episode.last_img read more

Mamic confident of Al Ain win

first_imgArabian Gulf League Al Ain FC boss Zoran Mamic confident of three points Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:05 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Zoran Mamic Dinamo Zagreb Getty Arabian Gulf League Hatta v Al Ain Al Ain Hatta Emirati star playmaker Omar Abdulrahman will be missing for Al Ain FC again as they face Hatta in the Arabian Gulf League. Al Ain FC face Hatta in the second round of the Arabian Gulf League on Saturday and will once again have to make do without their talisman Omar Abdulrahman.The club have put their captain on a special treatment program as he continues to make his way back from injury.Club doctor Jurika Rakitić stated: “Amoory showed a great desire to sacrifice for the team and burden himself with an injury he previously suffered from in the ankle of his left foot by participating in certain important matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “Therefore, we decided he should be subject to medical treatment program and not to participate in the coming match against Hatta.”Despite the absence of the playmaker, head coach Zoran Mamic remains confident of securing three points.”I trust my team’s ability to earn three points from Hatta,” the Al Ain boss told reporters on Thursday.”It is part of my work to find a plan for Amoory’s absence.”Hatta play hosts on Saturday after a 4-1 defeat away to Shabab Al Ahli Dubai in the opening week while Al Ain are coming off the back of a 2-2 draw at home to Al Wasl.last_img read more

Southgate: Wilshere has to play

first_imgEngland Wilshere won’t get into England squad without Arsenal game time, says Southgate Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 00:04 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) jack wilshere - cropped Getty Images England England v Germany England v Brazil Friendlies Premier League Arsenal Manchester United The Three Lions manager has explained his decision to leave the Gunners midfielder out of the squad to face Germany and Brazil England boss Gareth Southgate says Jack Wilshere cannot expect to get back into the national squad without playing regularly for Arsenal.The midfielder had been tipped by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger to earn a recall after impressing in Europa League matches this season.Wilshere 2/1 to score v Red Star Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, the 25-year-old has been overlooked for the squad for the November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.Southgate says he will speak to Wenger about Wilshere’s chances of returning in 2018 but insists he has to be playing more often.”I don’t know how you get in an England squad without getting in the Arsenal team,” he told a news conference when asked about Wilshere, who has only made one appearance as a second-half substitute in the Premier League this season.”There is no question about his ability, his football brain or personality, we just need to see him playing before he comes back in because unfortunately there has been a history of injuries.”I’ll be having discussions with Arsene about him, we think he is a top player so for him it’s about game time.”Manchester United’s Ashley Young earned a surprising recall but team-mate Chris Smalling was left out.Southgate believes Young will provide a good option as a wing-back but appeared to criticise Smalling’s ability with the ball when explaining his decision not to include the centre-back.”I have huge respect for Chris. He is a player playing at a big club,” Southgate added.”We want to play in a certain way and the players I have brought in I want to see using the ball from the back and building it up in a certain way.”Young’s performances warrant a recall. We want to play with wing-backs — I think it’s a role he can perform, left or right, very well. He’s played very well for Manchester United.”last_img read more

The Armoury is a Retail Haven for the Well-Dressed Man

first_img How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mind 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Founded six years ago in Hong Kong by Mark Cho and Alan See and now with two stores in Hong Kong and one in lower Manhattan, The Armoury has emerged as a renowned international haberdashery. The shop, which also has its own online store, specializes in classic styling and promotes “quality craftsmanship, outstanding design, and timeless style” with a carefully curated arrangement of brands from all over the world.Cho, who says he has been obsessed with tailoring since he was 16, recently spoke to me about this remarkable independent store (pictures show the New York shop), which is a definite must-visit for the well-dressed man.What’s The Armoury’s specialty?The store is primarily about tailored clothing, both as ready-to-wear and custom. We also cover other categories related to classic style, such as shoes, shirts, ties, etc. We call what we do “International Classic,” because rather than stick to the standard Italian and English choices, we get out there and find other craftsmen or manufacturers doing amazing things in the classic style, but not necessarily with a wide international audience.What are your bestsellers?Over the years, our bestsellers have become the products that we put a lot of time into developing. We have very good relationships with some of our suppliers and so we get to try things and produce things that other people might not have access to.Our Ascot Chang x The Armoury polo shirts came from the idea of doing a polo shirt, but constructed with traditional dress shirt techniques rather than knitwear techniques. We wanted to have a polo shirt that could sit nicely underneath a jacket or be worn casually on its own.Our Ring Jacket x The Armoury Model 3 is one of the best tailored jackets on the market at its price point. Made with Ring Jacket, our friends in Osaka, Japan, it’s a signature The Armoury piece that draws on all the best lessons we learned from our collaborating tailors. It’s so good, we actually have Japanese customers flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong to pick this piece up from us.Who is your customer?We have two types. We have people new to tailoring who want some guidance and are just starting to build a wardrobe. We try to provide as much education as possible and are always happy to show people our take on “the rules.” Then, we have the more mature customer who has seen a lot and knows we can offer something unique and special through our exclusive craftsmen and our own sourcing. Ultimately, our customers are guys who enjoy clothing.What sets the store apart?For our ready-to-wear, almost everything we do is exclusive to us. We work with our suppliers to create really unique things in the market. We are not trend driven and we think a lot of tailoring has gone in the wrong direction in terms of fit and attitude (too tight and too flashy), so our taste sets our ready-to-wear apart.We also work with a roster of great craftsmen from around the world doing amazing, custom products, and who are very small operations with very limited production.What’s the breakdown of tailored versus casual and where do you see menswear going in the next few seasons?For us, tailored is just indispensable. I like my casual gear maybe after work and on Sundays, but otherwise, there’s always some combination of tailored clothing that I prefer to wear for most of the week; suits some days, sport jackets other days. We are trying to encourage a mindset of not treating tailoring like its super precious. It’s better to be comfortable and feel natural in your clothes and part of it is not obsessing too much over what you’re wearing throughout the day.I don’t really have a comment on where it’s going, it’s always been in the same place for me. Wear great clothes, stay comfortable, feel natural and look good.Tell me about your bespoke services and other special services.We are huge supporters of real craft. We work with a roster of about 12 different craftsmen from around the world dealing in very particular niches of product. For instance, we have bespoke Florentine suiting, bespoke Milanese suiting, bespoke Japanese glasses, bespoke Japanese briefcases, etc. We fly these craftspeople into our store on a regular basis to see our customers and take orders. What they offer is truly one-of-a-kind.We also offer a great deal of custom products in-house, so there’s always something available for everybody. Custom stingray watchstraps, custom handmade Neapolitan shirts, and so on.What makes for a great suit?There are some basic things as a minimum: horsehair canvas for structure in the chest. At least the collars attached by hand if not more components. Good cloth, not super-soft and flimsy, but something with a bit of heft and body to it. Beyond that, tailored clothing should have a good, defined shape. All those internal layers that go into the making of a tailored garment have to cover a multitude of sins.What is the price range in the store?We start at $1,500 for a two piece ready-to-wear suit from Ring Jacket and go up to $7,700 for a two piece bespoke suit from Liverano.What pieces/brands are you most excited to carry?Personally my favorites and the ones I wear the most are: Ring Jacket (because I worked so long on our collabs and special models with them), Liverano (because Antonio Liverano is one of my heroes), and Drake’s. I’m also really pleased with our knitwear range. We do our in-house knitwear in Scotland for the heavier stuff and we work with Caruso in Italy for the really beautiful, refined stuff.How do you find the brands that you stock?Every way possible. Recommendations, word-of-mouth, keeping my eyes peeled when I’m on the road and just asking people all the time.What’s the “secret” of successful retailing today?Love the product and love the customer. Don’t just try and shove things through the cash register, try to create a relationship with the customer, and really help them get something out of their clothes and their purchases. Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Conference Results in a Better Understanding that Province is Ready to Lead

first_imgNineteen visiting ambassadors and high commissioners from around the globe today, Nov. 15, concluded their economic mission to Nova Scotia. Their three-day visit to the province focused on demonstrating that Nova Scotia is ready to lead and succeed in the new global economy. “The visit has been a great opportunity for Nova Scotia,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “I had the opportunity to speak with some of them and they were impressed by our province’s resources, abilities and balance, and will look to foster more connections between our respective jurisdictions. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I’d like to thank them for taking the time to come to learn about our beautiful province, and invite them back anytime.” “The mission has been extremely instructive and informative,” said Rajamani Lakshimi Narayan, high commissioner for the Republic of India to Canada. “We’ve learned a great deal about how Nova Scotia, as a small province, is reaching out to the rest of the world.” He added that many of their colleagues in each respective country will come back to Nova Scotia to follow up on the connections they have made during this mission. “This opportunity has been extremely valuable in that it has opened new doors with countries with whom we may not have existing relationships,” said Colin Dodds, president, Saint Mary’s University, who participated in today’s breakfast session on Nova Scotia’s innovative post-secondary institutions. “It also allows us to reinforce existing linkages with countries like Vietnam, among others.” Manny Calendrino, vice-president, eastern region for Fastfrate, a privately-owned Canadian transport company, said the mission is helpful for companies like his to connect with the private sector in other countries. “The Nova Scotia economic mission has provided me with valuable contacts in countries where FastFrate does not have existing relationships.” The 19 visiting dignitaries were here on an economic mission, organized through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The visit provided ambassadors and high commissioners with an opportunity to learn about Nova Scotia’s economy, its export industries, and innovative programs and institutions. The program included a tour of the Annapolis Valley, with stops at Grand Pre National Park, the Grand Pre Winery and Fox Hill Farms. The dignitaries also toured businesses in the Halifax area, and learned about the Atlantic Gateway, Nova Scotia’s Clean and Green economy, trade and investment, and international education initiatives by Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions. The economic mission includes representatives from Albania, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, Panama, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United States and Vietnam. During their stay, the premier announced the international framework strategy, which provides a blueprint for success, and further co-ordinates and focuses international efforts across government. The PDF of the international framework A Global Nova Scotia is on the Intergovernmental Affairs website at www.gov.ns.ca/iga/pdf/GlobalNSweb.pdf .last_img read more

Keep your babies sun safe in summer

first_imgIt is always fun to have some outdoor time with children, but ensuring that they are safe from the sun is very important, say experts. Health and skin experts shared some tips: Apply sunscreen: Make the usage of a sunscreen a must before stepping out. Your toddler’s skin is sensitive and needs attention, especially during the peak summer. A layer of protection against UVA, UVB and infrared rays on toddler’s skin should be the agenda. Look for features like broad spectrum, water resistant and easy to apply. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSunglasses: Try to protect your baby’s eyes and skin from direct exposure of sun. It is essential to make sure that your baby wears sunglasses. Wear protective clothing: Find wide-brimmed hats, full-sleeved clothes with comfortable fabric. Seek shade in extreme sunlight: Whenever the sun is at its peak and temperature is high, it’s good to keep babies in the shade to avoid sunburn. Prickly Heat: The most common skin problem an infant can get because of clogging of skin pores and accumulation of sweat. These can be controlled by frequent application of lotions such as calamine or a moisturiser, especially on the skin folds, like neck, thighs, groom area behind knees and elbows. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardSunburns: Any child over 6 months with sensitive skin needs proper sun protection. Infants are recommended to stay indoors. Older kids (1-5) should have sunscreen applied at regular intervals and use of hats and shades should be encouraged. Dehydration: While breastfed babies are safe due to intake of mother’s milk, infants who are formula fed or have started consuming food must be given extra water after food. To avoid dehydration, they can be fed the fruits with high water content like watermelon and oranges at regular intervals. Fevers: Fevers are most common in newborns during summer. Over-wrapping them should be avoided and they should be clothed loosely. When you notice a temperature rise in the kids, give them a bath. This cools the baby immediately. Diarrhoea: Loose motions in exclusively breastfed baby is uncommon. Babies who are fed food or water are more prone to stomach infections. If there is blood in stools, visit the doctor immediately as it might be dysentery and would need antibiotics.last_img read more

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 Islandshttp://bvinews.com/new/last_img 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