Bringing budding and experienced artists under one roof

first_imgVisiting A.I.F.A.C.S (All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society) has always been an energising experience for me as it helps to dust off stress from my soul. This monsoon, there is a colourful display of paintings belonging to veteran and junior artists on one platform. The initiative to bring both the junior and senior artists under one roof is a commendable step as it instills a sense of pride and confidence amongst the emerging and young artists, as they find their works being displayed with the stalwarts of art fraternity. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThere are paintings of different genres; some are vibrant; some inspire the human imagination; some help to bridge the gap between space and material objects; some are depositories of history and take us back into bygone eras while some challenge your ability to create meaning; some help to look at the outside world with a different colour. Big names like Ram V Sutar, Biman Bihari Das Paramjeet Singh, Jivan Adilja, Krishna Ahuja, Jagdish Dey Archana Das, B N Sehgal, Moen Fatima, to name a few have their precious artworks which are being displayed at the esteemed gallery. Among the young and emerging artists there are works of Harinder Prasad, Pankaj Goswami, Bharti Dayal and many others. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardHarinder Prasad is a promising artist as at a tender age he deals with tough subjects. Moen Fatima’s work shows a lady with two swans. The painting is suggestive of compassion of humans on animals and birds; something which is missing in this materialistic world. Although the subject is simple yet its very meaningful. Balance use of cool and warm colours have been the painting very captivating. The compassion in the eyes of the lady are worth noticing. Paramjeet Singh seem to suggest the same meaning through his artwork. In his artwork, a lady is seen in harmony with nature. The colour combination has made the painting elegant and vivacious. Late Archana Das’ painting is a unique blend of child like innocence and adult like wisdom. The use of earthy colours have made very bright and harmonious. Both horse and elephant stand for power and wealth and suggest that our fast paced lives are being increasingly overshadowed by greed for power and pelf. In the process we are losing out happiness. Jagdish Dey’s artwork depict the fragile relationship of man and woman. In the painting, the relationship as been shown to be as fragile as an earthen pot. Biman Bihari Das has displayed his majestic sculptures in the garden area of the gallery. His sculpture on Goddess Durga symbolises victory of good over evil. The colourful exhibition of junior and senior artists is on display at the esteemed gallery of A.I.F.A.C.S till July 18. It’s a must visit for the art lovers.last_img read more

Yao Ming Visits Africa To Raise Awareness Of Poaching Crisis

first_imgFormer NBA star and WildAid Ambassador, Yao Ming, is in Africa to document the poaching crisis facing rhinos and elephants, as a result of Asian demand for rhino horn and ivory.Yesterday he was at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, and blogged about his experiences.“[Ol Pejeta Conservancy] a private, non-profit wildlife sanctuary and home to Kenya’s highest concentration of wildlife. It’s also the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, making Ol Pejeta a key player in protecting one of the world’s most endangered species.“Together with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), they have created an elaborate security system at the Conservancy, which combines rhino patrols, armed teams, tracker dogs, aircrafts, cattle herders and local communities, and even an electrified fence that surrounds the entire perimeter of this 90,000 acre sanctuary!“Poaching has become such a serious problem in East Africa, that last year alone, Ol Pejeta lost five of their 88 rhinos to poachers, which has been their greatest loss in twenty years. Ol Pejeta and the KWS have had to step up their game to defeat poaching, and some members of the security team undergo intensive training programs to sharpen their surveillance skills.”You can follow Yao Ming’s journey on his blog.last_img read more

Loonie surges 34 of a cent against greenback TSX down despite oil

first_imgTORONTO – The loonie jumped nearly three-quarters of a cent Wednesday, punching above the 81-cent mark, following comments by the U.S. Treasury Secretary that a weaker greenback is good because it helps American exporters.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading price of 81.03 cents US, up 0.73 of a U.S. cent — its highest value since Sept. 25.Speaking this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s not concerned with the recent weakening of the U.S. dollar because when the currency goes down, it makes U.S. goods less expensive in other markets.On Wednesday, the greenback was down against most currencies, hitting a three-year low against the euro.Todd Mattina, a chief economist at Mackenzie Investments, said Mnuchin’s comments about the greenback were surprising because he was basically breaking with the long-standing “strong dollar policy” in the U.S.“The markets were certainly struck by that. In a way, the Treasury secretary was just describing what everyone knows,” Mattina said. “But the fact that he broke with the official, long-standing strong U.S. dollar policy really re-enforced concerns that the U.S. was going to be pursuing a weaker dollar, perhaps more protectionist trade policies, all with the goal of strengthening its trade deficit.”James Hughes, chief market analyst at AxiTrader, said Mnuchin’s comments could possibly be seen as White House spin from the Trump administration.He said the temporary U.S. government shut down for three days has not helped the greenback, but also suggested the currency’s slide may have more to do with its global-reserve currency status.“Central banks and governments have been recently diversifying their reserve currency, which means selling U.S. dollars,” Hughes said.“With many diversifying into the Australian and Canadian dollar as well as the all-important (Chinese) Renminbi. Recently Germany, France and the European Central Bank as a whole have moved millions of dollars to the Chinese currency.“The question is whether it is diversification, or a dumping of the dollar as its weakness continues?”In Canadian equity markets, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 73.34 points to 16,284.21 on Wednesday — despite a rally in oil prices, as the March crude contract soared US$1.14 to US$65.61 per barrel.South of the border, U.S. stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower on Wall Street as technology companies including chipmakers dropped.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 41.31 points to 26,252.12, a record high. The S&P 500 index edged back 1.59 points to 2,837.54 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 45.23 points to 7,415.06.Elsewhere in commodities, the February gold contract climbed US$19.60 to US$1,356.30 an ounce. Investors tend to push up prices for precious metals when they’re worried about a weak dollar and the prospect of higher inflation.The March copper contract gained 12 cents to US$3.23 a pound and the March natural gas contract added four cents to US$3.08 per mmBTU.– With files from The Associated Press.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Raja of Casablanca Wins Second African Confederation Cup

Rabat – Morocco’s Raja of Casablanca won the African Confederation Cup despite a dramatic 3-1 defeat in the second leg of the final, which took place tonight in Kinshasa.Kinshasa was never going to be easy for Raja of Casablanca, especially after slapping DR Congo’s Vita in an unforgettable night in Casablanca.So when the Moroccans walked down the Congolese stadium, they did so, as their coach said in the pre-match press conference, with the feeling of a tough but achievable mission. They knew that the Congolese side is famous for being clinical and rapacious at home. So they had to deal with it. Raja started the game rather confidently. Perhaps in a bid to maintain their first leg dominance, the Moroccans kicked off with tempo and energy, indefatigably running at the Congolese. The Moroccans were impressive, rampant, offensive, and dominant. At least during the first 20 minutes.That first half energy was soon rewarded. Just 21 minutes in the game, Raja’s Abdelilah Hafidi sent home a fine goal. It was not only a goal, though. It was a staggering statement, one that evinced all the importance that Raja attached to the continental glory that has not been theirs since 2003. At 1-0 in favor of the away side, it was difficult for the home side, the Congolese, not to feel haunted, hunted. The crowd begged for, demanded a reaction.Faithful to their pristine home reputation, however, Vita players progressively grew into the game. Such, in fact, was their growth that, in the last minutes of the first half, they announced what the second would be like for Raja: a nightmare, a hellish experience. One of those moments when you pray the gods of the game to already end the suffering that the opponents are callously inflicting on your side.At 45+4, in the dying minutes of the first half, Vita’s Jean-Marc Makusu scored the equalizer. That was never enough to bring hope back. But it counted—crucially.Armed with their famous “home winner” mentality, Vita stressed Raja to their core, crushing the Moroccans’ tactical disposition and forcing them to defend. So intense was the Congolese pressure that Raja was reduced to a defensive team.Stylish, dominant, irrepressible, stubborn, and impossibly invasive, Vita were all over the place. Raja tried to resist, but the heat proved unbearable. So they gave in reluctantly, frustratingly, ruefully.2-1 at minute 71, 3-1 at the 74th minute, it was now Raja that stood incredibly shocked at the seemingly imperturbable composure of this bunch of Congolese lads who actually believed that a miracle was possible.Perhaps aware that playing offensively would amount to nothing but reckless lack of judgment, Raja’s Spanish coach instructed his players to park the bus.But isn’t that what Raja had been doing for the entire second half? So he told them to park it even further, to erect a defensive citadel so impenetrable that Vida’s attacking would ultimately sound laughable.That was it. Ultimately, Raja suffered greatly, but they won deservedly, at least when you consider how dominant they, too, had been at home just a week ago.It was a commendable display from Vita, but an enterprising match from Raja, for in the end they won. On aggregate, the score sheet read 4-3 in favor of Raja, definitely sealing the Moroccans’ first major continental trophy in 15 years. read more

Ban Kimoon hails signing of status of forces agreement for Darfur mission

14 February 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of the status of forces agreement (SOFA) for the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) deployed to Darfur to try to quell the violence and suffering in the war-wracked Sudanese region. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of the status of forces agreement (SOFA) for the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) deployed to Darfur to try to quell the violence and suffering in the war-wracked Sudanese region.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban noted that the SOFA was signed on 10 February by Rodolphe Adada, the Joint Special Representative of the UN and AU to Darfur, and Sudanese Foreign Minister Deng Alor.The SOFA covers the activities of the military, police and civilian personnel of the mission, which is expected to have almost 26,000 uniformed personnel when it reaches full deployment. It deals with UNAMID funds, property and communications facilities, as well as the safety and security of mission personnel, their privileges and immunities, and their ability to enter and exit Sudan.“The signing of this agreement represents a positive step forward in our efforts to deploy UNAMID, and the Secretary-General would like to congratulate all parties involved in the negotiations leading to the conclusion of the SOFA,” the statement said.Responding to questions from reporters today, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the Secretary-General and UN peacekeeping officials were continuing with their “vigorous quest” to obtain commitments from Member States for the remaining capacities that UNAMID needs – such as military aircraft – to be able to fulfil its entire mandate. read more

Annan recommends extension of UN mission in Cyprus

“The distrust between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot side has persisted, as has the military posture and the concomitant perception of threat,” Mr. Annan says in a report to the Security Council, which recommends that the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), set to expire on 16 June, be extended through 15 December 2005.”In this situation,” he continues, “I continue to believe that the presence of UNFICYP on the island remains necessary for the maintenance of the ceasefire and in order to foster conditions conducive to a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem.”The Secretary-General adds that he does not believe that the time is ripe to appoint a full-time representative, saying that the UNFICYP chief will continue to act as his representative on the ground. He will, in addition, dispatch a senior Secretariat official to visit Cyprus, Greece and Turkey to assess the situation. There has been little political movement, he says in the report. Official contacts between the two parties have not resumed since the April 2004 a referendum on a comprehensive settlement plan failed. About 65 per cent of Turkish Cypriots voted in favour of the plan, while 76 per cent of Greek Cypriots voted against it. Last October, following both the referendum and over eight years of an improved security climate, the Council accepted Mr. Annan’s proposal to restructure UNFICYP, cutting the military component from 1,224 to 860 and increasing the deployment of UN civilian police, which then stood at 45 and has yet to reach the mandated ceiling of 69. The report says that the strength of the military component now stands at 869, with 52 civilian police.Security Council consultations on Cyprus are scheduled for tomorrow. read more

UN agency helps largest batch of refugees return home to Liberia since

It was the first glimpse of Liberia in several years for many of the 560 Liberians whom headed back to Lofa County on 21 January. This latest convoy from Sierra Leone boosted the number of refugees brought home by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners since October 2004 to 6,559.In a video for UNHCR recorded shortly before her 16 January inauguration, Liberia’s new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, pledged that her Government will work with the agency and its partners to help refugees settle in, find work and obtain basic services.The president’s filmed message was part of a UNHCR mass information campaign for some 190,000 Liberian refugees scattered across West Africa.Andrew Mayne, UNHCR deputy representative in Sierra Leone, said the large number of refugees in this latest convoy showed Liberians’ strong desire to go home. “UNHCR is committed to assisting those refugees who want to go back to Liberia to do so as soon as possible, both in safety and dignity,” he said.Many of the refugees fled Liberia in 2000 to escape the brutal war that plagued the country during the rule of Charles Taylor. Sierra Leone has harboured more than 60,000 refugees and still hosts about 39,000 registered Liberian refugees in eight camps in the eastern and southern part of the country.Poor road conditions forced the suspension of return operations between July and November 2005, but convoys resumed in late December and are now running each week.Refugees are given food and supplies before departure and then given a cash grant when they arrive in Liberia so they can head to their final destination. Another two months of food assistance is provided to the returnees in Liberia and UNHCR operates programs to help the refugees integrate into their homeland.The establishment of a democratically elected Government in Liberia culminates the peace process envisaged in the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 18 August 2003. During this period, the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) supported national efforts to achieve the transition to democracy by providing a secure environment, disarming more than 100,000 ex-combatants, facilitating the return of tens of thousands of displaced persons and refugees, and helping organize the recent free and fair elections. read more

MidWestern honoured as major international player in drilling equipment

first_imgFor over 65 years of being an international leader in manufacturing quality pneumatic and hydraulic drilling equipment for mining and minerals, and for recently opening its world headquarters in Wentzville, Missouri, Mid-Western LLC received the Business Spotlight Award for December from the Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County. With company roots dating back to the 1940s in Joplin, Missouri, Mid-Western has earned a solid reputation as an American manufacturer of high-powered, pneumatic and hydraulic drills and replacement parts. The company’s products are extensively used in mining operations in North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Russia. One of the newest products is a compact hydraulic rotary drilling rig capable of drilling up to 90 m deep from a minimal footprint. With almost 20 employees at the new Wentzville headquarters, the company expects to nearly double in the next few years.“ Jackleg and hydraulic rotary drills built by Mid-Western are world-renowned and industry standards across the globe,” said Scott J. Drachnik, Senior Vice President of business development and marketing for the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County. “Thanks to the new investment in Wentzville, and exciting growth plans, Mid-Western is poised for new levels of success for years to come.”last_img read more

ABB to upgrade KGHMs Lubin copper mine hoist in Poland

first_imgABB will upgrade the mine hoist at KGHM’s Lubin copper mine in southwest Poland, which is in one of the oldest mines in the Polish Copper Zone. The comprehensive modernisation project will enhance the safety level, reliability and availability of the hoist installation, while reducing the work cycle cost. Mine owner KGHM Polska Miedź SA is one of the world’s leading producers of copper and silver with over 70 entities located in Europe, North America and South America. It operates 10 plants in Poland, in both the mining and metallurgy industries.ABB states: “The mine hoist is a key part any mine shaft. It is mainly used to transport excavated materials, so unscheduled downtimes may result in significant financial loss to the operator. The mine hoist at the L-II ZACH shaft has been operating since the 1970s; its last upgrade was done by ABB more than 20 years ago. The past two decades were a time of intensive development in the mining industry. Today’s new technologies can increase the output of the mine hoists, facilitate deeper mining, improve overall safety and help control growing operational costs.”ABB will modernise the electrical systems as well as the control system for the mine hoist to optimize energy consumption, availability and safety. The scope of delivery includes the main motor, DCS800 drives, transformers, switchgear, as well as break and signal systems. The control system will be upgraded with ABB Ability System 800xA AC 800 controllers that will provide fast digital communication, interoperability and remote monitoring.Since high temperatures are a significant factor for mine hoist operations, ABB will also install special-purpose platforms with efficient cooling systems, designed to work independently in extreme industrial conditions. ABB will carry out the modernisation project in the second quarter of 2018, during a planned shutdown of the facility. The project execution time is extremely short, with all core components to be installed within just a few days.“Working with this challenging delivery timeline, and implementing the latest digital technologies for this customer, underscore ABB’s commitment to delivering the best solutions, technologies, and industry expertise that will help our customers succeed,” said Maciej Janowicz from the Industrial Automation Division, ABB Poland.The modernisation of the mine hoist at the Lubin copper mine the latest large project delivered by ABB for the Polish mining market. Earlier projects included the modernisation of, as well as new turn-key deliveries of complete mine hoists, such as in the Rudna Copper Mine in Polkowice, Poland.The Lubin copper mine, located in Poland’s region of Lower Silesia, has operated since 1968. The mine uses seven shafts, one of which is used for extracting ore and reaches up to 963 m of depth. The rich polymetallic deposits within the area contain copper and silver, as well as minor amounts of nickel, cobalt and molybdenum.last_img read more

HUGE INTEREST 26191 votes for the World Best Young Player 20132014

WORLD BEST YOUNG LEFT BACK 2013/2014?Lasse Andersson (54%, 1,489 Votes)Stipe Mandalinic (29%, 812 Votes)Quentin Minel (17%, 471 Votes)Total Voters:2,772 WORLD BEST YOUNG PLAYMAKER 2013/2014Sander Sagosen (49%, 3,255 Votes)Jim Gotfridsson (44%, 2,916 Votes)Pablo Cacheda (7%, 427 Votes)Total Voters:6,598 WORLD BEST YOUNG LEFT WING 2013/2014?Dejan Manaskov (54%, 2,763 Votes)Raul Santos (36%, 1,848 Votes)Andreas Berg (10%, 550 Votes)Total Voters:5,161 WORLD BEST YOUNG RIGHT WING 2013/2014?Bogdan Radivojevic (44%, 1,484 Votes)Mario Sostaric (41%, 1,385 Votes)Teophille Causse (15%, 536 Votes)Total Voters:3,405 WORLD BEST YOUNG RIGHT BACK 2013/2014?Alex Dujshebaev (55%, 1,654 Votes)Harald Reinkind (26%, 786 Votes)Sime Ivic (19%, 584 Votes)Total Voters:3,024 WORLD BEST YOUNG LINE PLAYER 2013/2014?Teo Coric (39%, 1,213 Votes)Ignacio Plaza (37%, 1,153 Votes)Simon Hald Jensen (24%, 738 Votes)Total Voters:3,104 ← Previous Story Romanian Energia Panduri sign Marinko Kekezovic Next Story → “BEST 7” FOR THE HANDBALL FUTURE Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the World’s Best Young Player 2013/2014. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialized journalists from eight countries, while the last member were fans. All the Jury members gave the three names per position with 3, 2 and 1 point, while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 5, 3 and 1 point per position.Three players with the biggest support – Sanders Sagosen (3.255), Jim Gottfridsson (2.916) and Dejan Manaskov (2.763) got 10,7 and 6 points.WORLD BEST YOUNG GOALKEEPER 2013/2014Filip Ivic (57%, 1,213 Votes)Peter Johannesson (23%, 500 Votes)Nikola Portner (20%, 416 Votes)Total Voters:2,129 read more

Une nouvelle technologie de lunettes 3D brevetée par Microsoft

first_imgUne nouvelle technologie de lunettes 3D brevetée par Microsoft Microsoft vient de déposer un brevet sur une technologie de lunettes 3D, où deux écrans situés juste devant les yeux sont capables de vous faire voir une image au loin. C’est PatentBolt qui nous l’apprend. Le site nous détaille un projet de “laser-scanning virtual image display” (lien non disponible) qui peut prendre la forme de lunettes ou d’un casque, compatible avec la Xbox et Windows Phone. Leur spécificité n’est pas précisée, mais dans la mesure où chaque œil pourra afficher une image différente, la 3D est évidente. Seulement, Microsoft ne peut pas breveter la 3D, mais uniquement la capacité de leur nouveau système, permettant de voir sur des écrans situés à très faible distance des yeux. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les lunettes 3D intégrées à des casques ne sont pas nouvelles. Nintendo en avait déjà commercialisé un en 1995, le Virtual Boy (lien non disponible), et… avait connu un échec retentissant. Mais depuis, la technologie a beaucoup progressé. Le nouveau système utilise de la projection directement dans les yeux pour donner l’impression qu’un écran 16:9 de 50 cm de diagonale se trouve à un mètre de distance. Les auteurs des brevets parlent aussi du projeté des images donnant l’impression d’être à l’infini, ou encore des images localement transparentes pour voir le monde extérieur à travers. Ils suggèrent que la technologie pourrait être utilisée dans une large gamme d’utilisations, depuis le jeu vidéo jusqu’à l’aviation.Le 25 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Morning Press Formal burial for Pearl Harbor casualty Evergreen superintendent status Walmart

first_imgAfter more talk the past few days about the possibility of snow, what kind of weather will the workweek hold? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:DNA, dedication bring WWII casualty homeIt’s been a long, long time since U.S. Navy Musician Second Class Francis E. “Ham” Dick was last home.The Woodland High School graduate was just 19 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Portland. He was 20 years old when he arrived aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma. And he was just shy of 21 when the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, launching the United States into World War II.Dick was among the 429 people who died aboard the Oklahoma that day. For decades his unidentified remains lay in one of 46 mixed caskets in Hawaii before being transported to a lab in Nebraska as part of an identification program through the Defense PIO/MIA Military Accounting Agency.Nearly 78 years later, that program was able to identify Dick’s remains, put them on a plane and send them home for a memorial and formal burial.last_img read more

Forthcoming appointments at ZNS Training Agency leaked

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas June 9, 2017 – There are reports that the Free National Movement (FNM) administration will soon be appointing Carlton Smith as chairman of the Broadcasting Company of the Bahamas (ZNS) and Theresa Moxey-Ingraham as head of the National Training Agency.Smith is a veteran journalist and station manager of Guardian Radio. He also hosts the program, Let’s Talk Live. Moxey-Ingraham is a former cabinet minister and executive director of the Sojourner-Douglass College. The two appointments have yet to be officially announced, but are said to have been decided upon already.#MagneticMediaNews#FNMAppointments Bahamas Min. Finance vs opposition on Civil servant pay Recommended for you Former Bahamas PM warns new Govt to remain “humble” Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Carlton Smith, fnm, Theresa Moxey-Ingraham, zns ZNS facing privatizationlast_img read more

FBI Woman ambushed during Pompano Beach bank robbery

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery after an armed man ambushed an employee in Pompano Beach before business hours, Wednesday morning.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene at the SunTrust branch located along Atlantic Boulevard and Northeast 15th Avenue, just after 8 a.m. robberyAccording to police, a woman who works at the bank was ambushed and held at gunpoint as she arrived for work. She was then forced inside the bank by the hooded armed robber.“I’m very surprised,” said customer Diana Williams. “This bank is in a good location, and I’m not sure why it was robbed.”The FBI, who took over the investigation, released several images of the robber, who wore a yellow hoodie and carried a gun in his hand.“You never know who’s lurking or watching you,” said one woman at the scene. “If he got away, I hope he didn’t receive anything or any money.”Officials said the robber waited for the bank employee and rushed up to her from behind as she was opening the bank’s doors. FBI officials said a possible suspect was later brought in for questioning. Investigators have not announced the identity of this person or any pending charges.The bank employee was later taken in for questioning.“I think it would be extremely scary,” said another woman in the parking lot. “People are getting desperate. I think that that can happen at random. I think it’s just a nutcase who found someone. That’s the whole idea. Crime is random unless you know the person; it’s not an inside job. Poor thing.”Police shutdown both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Atlantic Boulevard when the investigation began, but have since reopened traffic.The bank will remained closed for the rest of the day. It is unclear what the man was able to get away with.If you have any information on this bank robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska judge blocks law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

first_imgA state court judge in Alaska has ruled that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that the state be blocked from implementing the law, passed last year, and a similar regulation.The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, which hailed the decision Thursday.last_img

Hero Working on Honda Activas Rival to Boost Sales

first_imgHero MotoCorp seems to be working hard on launching a rival to Honda Motor Co.’s best-selling scooter Activa, as it struggles with slowing demand in the motorcycle segment.To counter the stiff competition from former partner Honda, India’s largest two-wheeler maker is expediting its work on a rival to Activa, Live Mint reported quoting sources close to the matter.The new launch, a 110cc full metal body unisex scooter, is reported to be undergoing rigorous trials, as the company plans to release it for sale by July this year.The features include external fuel filling, telescopic front suspension, tubeless tyres, digi-analogue console, integrated braking system, remote-controlled seat and fuel lid opening, a USB mobile charging unit and a light in the under-seat storage.However, the new scooter did not feature in the models displayed by the company at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi due to competitive reasons, according to another source close to the development.”They want to take Honda by surprise,” the source noted. After the release of Acitva’s rival, the company is expected to introduce another scooter Dash, one of three new scooters it showcased at Auto Expo in Delhi. The other two models are Dare and ZIR.”While the new range of motorcycles, including the 250cc sports bike, were originally scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2015, the company wants to hold them back for some time,” said a person familiar with the development.Sales are motorcycles across the country have been slowing due to subdued demand from rural consumers, as their incomes are hit by unseasonal rains.”Going forward, Hero will increase focus on scooters, which has very much become an urban phenomenon. There will be more variants of Pleasure and Maestro,” said one of the sources.While scooters occupied a 58.68% share of Honda’s total sales in 2014-15, Hero’s scooter sales accounted for 12% of its overall sales.last_img read more

Public Awareness and Community Engagement Training

first_img(Baltimore, MD) – On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the McElderly Community Association Center, located 611 N. Montford Ave. from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM, a newly formed coalition of community-stakeholders, a group calling themselves the Neighborhood Outreach Services Alliance, is hosting a Public Awareness and Community Engagement Training, in partnership with the Baltimore Guardian Angels to prepare themselves, members and allies with the skills and training they need to take to the street to impact violence reduction from a holistic approach, and to connect neighborhood Baltimore City residents with services to improve their quality of life.The group is extending an invitation to residents from throughout Baltimore City to participate in this training, and to sign up to participate in their grassroots, community-based effort.For more information, contact: Elder Cortly C.D. Witherspoon, Sr. at (410) 500-2168.last_img read more

Viu Asian Streamer Sets up Indonesian Adaptation of Pretty Little Liars

first_img Asian Streamer Viu Adds Wattpad Development Deal Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 ‘The Bridge’ to Get Second Season for Viu and HBO Asia Set in the fictional town of Amerta, the series will be filmed entirely on site in Bali, Indonesia, and directed by Emil Heradi (“The Night Bus,” “Sagarmatha”). The cast is headlined by Anya Geraldine as Hanna, Eyka Farhana as Ema, Valerie Thomas as Sabrina, Shindy Huang as Aria, and Yuki Kato as Alissa, as the famed lead quintet.“ ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is a proven show that resonates with younger viewers with similar profiles to our Viu audience,” said Janice Lee, MD of PCW Media. “In line with our strategy to invest in creating content assets, in 2019 we will have a mix of Viu Original productions and will work with international partners on local adaptations that resonate with audiences in Asia.”Operating with both free and paid tiers, Viu is available in 17 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar in Asia, the Middle East countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the newly launched South Africa.It focuses on premium Asian content in different genres with local language subtitles, as well as original production series under the ‘Viu Original’ initiative. Viu previously adapted Endemol Shine’s “The Bridge,” setting it also in Southeast Asia. Popular on Variety Multi-territory, Asian streaming service, Viu is to produce an Indonesian adaptation of U.S. hit series “Pretty Little Liars.”Localized in Bahasa and filmed in Bali, the series follows a group of four estranged undergraduate students whose group fell apart when their former leader went missing. The girls come back together in the face of danger, when they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure known as “A,” who threatens to expose their darkest secrets.The original show ran for seven seasons on ABC Family / Freeform in the U.S. Owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the show was produced by ABC Family, Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television.The new show will be set up as an Indonesia and Malaysia co-production at Viu, part of Hong Kong’s PCCW Media, and by Warner Bros. International Television Production. The series is expected to begin airing late this year, and will be simultaneously available in all 17 of Viu’s Asian and Middle Eastern markets.last_img read more

Icahn Urges Apple to Buy Back More Shares

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » October 9, 2014 Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple Inc’s shares could double in value and urged the company’s board to buy back more shares using its $133 billion cash pile.”We believe Apple is dramatically undervalued in today’s market, and the more shares repurchased now, the more each remaining shareholder will benefit …,” Icahn said in a letter to Apple’s board. Icahn, who pledged to keep his own stock out of any repurchase, said Apple stock should be trading at $203.The company’s shares were up 1 percent at $101.91 in early trading on Thursday.Icahn said Apple was poised to take market share from Google Inc’s Android platform in the premium device market and forecast the company’s earnings to grow 44 percent in FY 2015.Apple declined to comment directly on Icahn’s letter. Spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in an email: “We always appreciate hearing from our shareholders.”Apple will review its share repurchase program annually and take into account the input of all of its shareholders, Huguet said.Icahn, who owns about 53 million Apple shares, has in the past urged Apple to return more of its cash to shareholders and pressured the company to increase its stock buyback program and raise its dividend.”We think a tender offer is simply a good method of conducting a large repurchase in an expedited timeframe, but the exact method and the exact size is not the key issue for us,” he said.In February, Icahn backed off from his campaign urging Apple to increase buybacks after the company disclosed it had repurchased $40 billion of its shares over the past 12 months.The investor said on Thursday his letter was not intended to criticize Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook but just urges the company to take advantage of the low valuation.According to StarMine’s Intrinsic Valuation model, Apple shares are slightly undervalued compared to their current trading levels.The stock should be trading at $111.4, implying compounded annual earnings growth rate of 8 percent over the next 10 years, StarMine data showed.(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee and Anya George Tharakan in Bangalore and Svea A. Herbst in Boston; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)last_img read more

Sunwing to offer flights from MontJoli QC for the first time this

first_img Thursday, June 15, 2017 Tags: Sunwing TORONTO — Sunwing is adding a new Quebec gateway for the 2017-2018 winter season, with new flights out of Mont-Joli to Punta Cana starting Dec. 21 and running through March 22.The new weekly service will mark the first time Mont-Joli residents have had opportunity to fly to a sun destination from their local airport. With the new gateway Sunwing will offer Quebecers six winter sun vacation departure points across the province.“Providing our customers with the option to save time and money by departing from their local airport has long been a priority for us at Sunwing and we are delighted to be offering vacation packages from Mont-Joli for the first time,” said Executive Director of Sunwing Vacations Quebec, Sam Char. “Punta Cana is consistently one of our most popular destinations and we are sure that it will be well received by residents of Mont-Joli seeking a tropical escape this winter.”The people of Bas St-Laurent / Gaspesie have been asking for flights to sun destinations from Mont-Joli “for several years”, added Chantale Lavoie, President of Mont-Joli Regional Airport. “Today we are very excited to welcome the arrival of Sunwing, a reputable tour operator offering vacations in beautiful destinations. This new addition will also benefit nearby businesses.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaSunwing’s Punta Cana vacation perks, depending on the resort, include Kids Stay, Play, and Eat FREE deals and complimentary kids and teen clubs, unlimited à la carte dining and discounted spa treatments. Sunwing to offer flights from Mont-Joli, QC for the first time this winter Travelweek Group center_img Tweet Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more