Rajiv Gandhi statue vandalised in Ludhiana

first_imgA statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was vandalised in Ludhiana on December 25 by some persons, who Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh claimed, owed allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal in the State.The Chief Minister has asked the police to take action in the matter and identify the perpetrators. Paint was sprayed by miscreants on the statue at the Salem Tabri area in Ludhiana, police said. They carried out the act in full public glare and blamed Rajiv Gandhi for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, they said.Condemning the incident, Capt. Singh tweeted, “Strongly condemn vandalisation of Rajiv Gandhi’s statue by @Akali_ Dal_ workers in Ludhiana. Have asked Police to identify the guilty & take strict action.” “@officeofssbadal should apologise to people of Punjab for this obnoxious act,” he posted on Twitter tagging the office of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. Capt. Singh also asked the SAD to apologise to the people of Punjab for this act.Police said the miscreants demanded that statues of Rajiv Gandhi across the country be removed and Bharat Ratna conferred on him be withdrawn. The statue was later cleaned by some Ludhiana Congress leaders.Ludhiana Congress unit president Gurpreet Singh said they have lodged a police complaint.last_img read more

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Rio Olympics: India edges out Ireland in five-goal thriller,Rio Olympics: India edges out Ireland in five-goal thriller

first_img2016 Rio Olympics – Hockey – Preliminary – Men’s Pool B India v Ireland – Olympic Hockey Centre – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 06/08/2016. India celebrates a goal against Ireland. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   –  REUTERS SHARE × Rupinder Pal Singh struck twice as drag-flickers ruled the roost to help India register a fighting 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match of the men’s hockey competition at the Olympics, here today.Drag-flickers VR Raghunath (15th minute) and Rupinder (27th, 49th) converted three out of seven penalty corners India earned in the match to secure their first win in an opening clash at the Olympics since Sydney Games 2000.Ireland gave India a run for their money, especially in the second half, finding the net twice through Jermyn John (45th) and Conor Harte (56th) at the Olympic Hockey Centre.Going by world rankings, India (5th) were the favourites in the Pool B encounter against Ireland (12th) and the eight-time gold medallist started on expected note by dominating the first two quarters.From the word go, the Indians started on an attacking note and put pressure on the Ireland citadel with relentless raids.The Irish, on the other hand, were happy to fall back and defend in numbers, depending mainly on counter attacks to stun their opponents.India’s domination can be gauged from the fact that they earned as many as six penalty corners in the first two quarters as against Ireland’s two.India’s first real scoring chance came in the last minute of the first quarter when they earned their first penalty corner but their variation didn’t work and from the resultant build-up Ramandeep Singh’s effort was saved an alert by David Harte in front of Irish goal.Then just a second from the end of the first quarter India earned three more back-to-back penalty corners, the last of which was ably converted by VR Raghunath with a powerful low flick to the right of the Irish goalkeeper.Seven minutes into the second quarter Ireland had their first scoring chance when they secured a penalty corner and John Jermyn scored from the opportunity but the goal was disallowed as the push was not stopped properly.Ireland earned another short corner three minutes later, but the try went wide.India then secured their fifth penalty corner which was beautifully converted by Rupinder Pal Singh in the 27th minute.The Indians managed to get another penalty corner in the final minute of the second quarter but wasted the opportunity as they went into the breather with a two-goal cushion.After the change of ends, Ireland looked a completely different side as they took the initiate and pressed the Indian defence hard in search of goals.The Irish, featuring in hockey at the Olympics after a hiatus of 108 years, in the process secured two penalty corners in a span of two minutes and John scored his first international goal from the second opportunity to reduce the margin to 2-1.India then earned another set piece in the final quarter which was powerfully struck by Rupinder to register his second and country’s third goal of the day.But Ireland did not sit back and put continuous pressure thereafter, managing to break the resolute India defence in the final 10 minutes of the match.Under pressure the Indian defence looked out of sorts and in the process conceded four penalty corners, the third of which resulted in a goal for the Irish.Conor Harte scored from Ireland’s seventh penalty corner after the initial effort was saved by Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.Three minutes from the final hooter, Ireland earned another penalty corner to send jitters in the Indian camp but luckily for India the resultant effort went wide.The Indians, thereafter, played defensive hockey and concentrated on holding possession of the ball to secure full points from the match.India will next play reigning Olympic champions Germany on August 8.Earlier in the first match of Pool B, Argentina held London Olympics silver medallist Netherlands to a 3-3 draw. COMMENT hockey Published oncenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL August 06, 2016 COMMENTS 2016 Rio Olympics – Hockey – Preliminary – Men’s Pool B India v Ireland – Olympic Hockey Centre – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 06/08/2016. India celebrates a goal against Ireland. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   –  REUTERS Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Strongerlast_img read more

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Vijay Mallya still holds honarary title in Royal Challengers Bangalore

first_imgDealing with his extradition case in UK courts over an alleged 9000 crore rupee fraud with Indian banks, Vijay Mallya put up a brave face by taking to twitter to compliment RCB batting giant Chris Gayle over his T20 record.Many are left confused if the man accused of fleeing India and speaking so freely from UK is still anyway connected to the Virat Kohli led IPL side.Yes and No. Here’s how. Vijay Mallya last February resigned as chairman and non-executive director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL) who run RCB. RCSPL is a fully owned subsidiary of United Spirits, which in turn is part of Diageo, a UK-based business group.Since his resignation last year, Mallya has lost all control over franchise operations. However as per the agreement between Mallya and United Spirits Limited, he has been awarded with the honarary title of ‘Founder Emeritus – USL to recognise his historic connection with the company. And although the agreement says ‘this title carries no authority, responsibility, rights or benefits within the Company or its group’, the members of the board have been left with the option to consult Mallya if they wish.But given Mallya’s arrest earlier in the day by the Scotland Yard before being granted bail, does the honarary title for Mallya discomfort United Spirits with its reputation at stake?The company preferred to adopt a ‘no comments to offer on the matter’ policy when India Today put forward a query. But company sources do confirm off record that the option to consult Mallya has never been exercised and the fallen from grace businessman no longer has any role to play in any operations.advertisementThe agreement has made provision to create space for Vijay Mallya’s son Sidhartha as a director for two years or such time RCB remains a part of USL group. Company sources say Sidhartha is there as he is a separate entity.Industry sources however say Mallya may loose his honarary post eventually with RCB’s stake sale rumours doing the rounds for a long time. With those like the Jindals waiting in the wings and existing Pune and Gujarat franchise in last of their two year stint still interested to stay in the IPL mix, there are still quite a few interested parties, should the promoters agree to sell RCB stakes.last_img read more

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18 Bills are listed for passage in Monsoon session: PRS

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 15 (PTI) A total of 18 Bills have been listed for passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament, a research body, PRS Legislative Research said today.Nine of these legislations, which includes The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 have been passed by the Lok Sabha and are listed for passage by the Rajya Sabha, Vatsal Khullar of the PRS Legislative said.The Whistle Blowers Bill specifies grounds under which disclosures related to corruption may not be made public while the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 proposes to annul the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.Bills like the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 have been listed for passage by both the Houses.The Monsoon session of Parliament will begin from July 17 and continue till August 11.Sixteen Bills are listed for introduction, consideration and passing, these include drafts like the National Sports University Bill, 2017, the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FDRI) Bill, 2017.Two bills have been listed for withdrawal, the PRS Legislative said.These are the Participatory of Workers in Management Bill, 1990 and The Northeast Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013. PTI PR SMJlast_img read more

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LOOK: ESPN Confuses Baker Mayfield as OSU Quarterback

first_imgLeave it to ESPN to cause an Oklahoma stir which is easily confusable — but completely unacceptable ’round these parts.In an interview with ESPN on Friday, Baker Mayfield sat down (with an OU logo hat, nonetheless!), and ESPN gave him the shrug and screen with the “Oklahoma State quarterback” title:@ESPN? that’s really weird, thought he went to OU pic.twitter.com/JdOhFlKLzL— Spencer Parsons (@SParsons_3) September 16, 2016Thanks for the shade, ESPN!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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IOC investigates allegations of bribery over Rio’s 2016 Olympic bid

first_imgShare via Email Olympic Games Lamine Diack International Olympic Committee Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Sergey Bubka (@sergey_bubka)Mr Diack has never contacted me about my vote at the election of the host city for the Olympic Games 2016. My lawyers will write to Mr Diack to ask him to explain the allegations of Mr Cabral who wrongly claims in his testimony that Mr Diack could secure my vote.July 5, 2019 Share on Messenger Share on Twitter news Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on WhatsApp The International Olympic Committee is to investigate allegations that nine of its members – including the pole vaulter Sergey Bubka and the Olympic swimming champion Alexander Popov – were bribed to vote for Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games bid.The claims were made by the former governor of Rio de Janeiro Sérgio Cabral, who told a court he had paid $2m (£1.59m) to Lamine Diack, the former president of athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, to buy votes.Cabral said the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Arthur Nuzman, had assured him the scheme would work because Diack had a history of such behaviour.“I said, Nuzman, what are our guarantees here? And he said, ‘traditionally he sells four, five, six votes. There is a risk that we don’t get through to the second round.’”Cabral, who has been sentenced to almost 200 years in jail for his part in a series of corruption scandals, said Diack guaranteed up to six votes for $1.5m and then came back and offered more if he was paid an extra $500,000. Cabral said he authorised the payment. “We did it,” Cabral said.The French authorities have already charged the former athlete Frankie Fredericks in connection with the vote-buying scheme, as part of a wide investigation into Diack and his son, Papa Massata Diack, the disgraced former marketing agent for the IAAF. Last month the Diacks were also charged with money laundering and corruption. “I totally reject these stupid allegations, especially coming from somebody that I have never met neither discussed,” Papa Massata Diack told the Guardian via email. “I think he is trying to make a deal with the prosecutors to reduce his sanction to 70 years in prison.”An IOC spokesperson said its chief ethics and compliance officer had already began an investigation. “The IOC has turned the page with regard to good governance and in particular the procedure of the election of host cities,” he added.Diack resigned as an honorary IOC member in November 2015, a day after he was suspended following the launch of a French investigation into corruption and money-laundering. Nuzman’s IOC membership was suspended in October 2017 following his arrest in Brazil on corruption charges. He is fighting the charges.Bubka has rejected what he calls “all the false claims” made by Cabral and claimed Diack never contacted him about his vote for the 2016 hosts. Popov said he was “extremely surprised at the appearance of such information with the illegal use of my name” and promised to cooperate with the IOC inquiry. The Diacks and Fredericks have also previously denied any wrongdoing. Sport politicslast_img read more

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a month agoEl Hadji Diouf explains his constant criticism of Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say El Hadji Diouf explains his constant criticism of Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEl Hadji Diouf stands by his criticism of former club Liverpool.The 38-year-old keeps in touch with fellow Senegalese Sadio Mane, who has netted four times already this campaign.Diouf said: “I’ve never hidden the fact that Liverpool didn’t treat me right and that they cherished some players better than me, even though I’d arrived with a better profile.“Sometimes, reporters will never get what goes on in the club and in the dressing room.“Don’t get me wrong: the club is run very well now, based on what I hear from Sadio Mane, but I feel I was seen as an outsider back then.“The upsetting thing is that Real Madrid and Barcelona had offered me more money, but I really wanted to go to Liverpool – and it ended up being one of my worst experiences.” last_img read more

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The Manual Wind: NOMOS Glashutte Lambda 39mm

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Duke Cannon Has Entered the Fragrance-Sphere With the Proper Cologne Line  Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Some of the toughest critics are watch enthusiasts.  From price point to fit and finish, you might say there is never pleasing a watch collector.  With that said, It takes hard work and unique design to be a successful up-and-comer in the watch world. One brand that is slowly winning over these hard critics is NOMOS Glashutte.  Clean design and in house movements got this boutique German ball rolling and its certainly gaining speed.  Its latest, the 39mm NOMOS Lambda, is another clean look that is hard to hate.A little smaller than the original, this 39mm version takes the clean Lambda look and brings it in 3mm from its original 42mm diameter.  Inside lies the same in-house manual wind movement as its big brother.  Made in three variations, all rose gold, there is great contrast along with the simplicity of the dial design.  The three variations include a while dial with gold hands for a more classic look, white dial with blue-steel hands for a more modern look, and a “black velvet” dial with gold hands which i find the most striking.  The layout of the dial is what truly sets this watch apart.  With the focus on the power reserve, this makes for great symmetry with a different aesthetic then normally seen in such a piece.  Unlike the dramatic figure “8” design of Jacquet Droz, this upside down “8” is more subtle yet still maintains the same amount of classic design.There is something to be said for releasing a smaller version of a wildly successful model.  At 42mm, the Lambda big brother helped put NOMOS on the map.  At 39mm, NOMOS has made the Lambda the purists dress watch.  Priced at $17,000, this piece requires a large withdrawal to make a subtle statement. You’ll Never Have to Pivot a Sofa Again Thanks to Ikea’s Newest Collection 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functionallast_img read more

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APM Investing Heavily in Mexico

first_img“Mexico is a growing transportation hub in Latin America with the second-largest economy in Latin America, and third-largest container throughput in the region.”APM Terminals Global Terminal Network sees Mexico as a key location in the strategic growth and infrastructure investment planning.In 2012, APM Terminals signed a 32-year concession for the design, construction and operation of a new deep-water terminal at the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas.The project will represent an overall investment of USD 900 million.The first phase of the construction of Terminal 2 (TEC2) will include 750 meters of quay, five ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, 22 automatic stacking cranes and tworailway cranes, and will be able to accommodate very large container vessels.Preparations are underway for the first 300 meters of quay, which are scheduled to be ready in Q1 2015. This  will be followed by the installation of the container handling equipment.The completed terminal, which will add 1.2 million TEUs of annual throughput capacity, is projected to become operational in the first half 2016.A key component of the project will be an intermodal transport corridor linking the Lazaro Cardenas marine terminal with APM Terminals own intermodal facility in Mexico City.Use of rail transportation will further reduce emissions associated with freight transportation, as well as safe and secure transportation of containers to inland destinations compared with truck haulage on highways.Container traffic at Mexican ports, dominated by Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, increased from 4.21 million TEUs in 2011 to 4.87 million TEUs in 2013, reflecting a growth rate of 15%, more than double the overall Latin American container volume growth of 6.7% during the same period.Mexico’s imports, measured in constant USD, have also more than doubled from 2000 through 2013, from $179.4 billion to $390.9 billion.Mexico’s largest container port of Manzanillo handled 2.1 million TEUs in 2013, followed by Lázaro Cárdenas, located 340 km (210 miles) farther down the coast in the Michoacán State, with 1.05 million TEUs.The Government of Mexico has announced plans to double port capacity over the next six years to meet anticipated trade growth, particularly on the trans-Pacific trade lane. Press Release, October 10 , 2014; Image: APM zoom The Government of Mexico has announced plans to double port capacity over the next six years to meet anticipated trade growth, particularly on the trans-Pacific trade lane.last_img read more

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Slight Dip in OOCL’s Total Volumes

first_imgzoom Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) recorded lower total volumes in the first quarter of 2015, ended 31st March 2015.The total volumes were 2.5% down from the same period last year, the company’s quarterly report shows. Total revenues decreased by 3.2% to USD 1,343.4 million.With a decrease of 1.6% in loadable capacity, the overall load factor was 0.7% lower than the same period in 2014. Overall average revenue per teu decreased by 0.7% compared to the first quarter of last year, the company said.The most significant volume dip was recorded in OOCL’s Trans-Atlantic service network amounting to 7%, followed by Trans-Pacific with 5% loss and Intra-Asia/Australasia with 3.3 % dip.On the other hand, the company’s Asia/Europe services posted 6% in volume increase.OOCL is set to become the proud of owner of the biggest box ships in the world with the recent order for construction of six 20,000 TEU containerships at Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.The order is worth a total of approximately USD 951.6 million, with USD 158.6 million assigned for each vessel.The vessels are expected to be delivered in 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Renewed Mandate for Commission

first_imgEducation Minister Jamie Muir introduced legislation today, Oct.1, to replace the act that now governs the Maritime ProvincesHigher Education Commission (MPHEC) and to strengthen regionalco-operation in higher education. The proposed Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission Actbetter reflects the commission’s renewed and refocused mandate.The commission has been operating under a new mandate since 1997when the three provinces signed a memorandum of understanding forregional co-operation. “Working together with the other provinces as a member of theMPHEC makes sense for our students, our universities and theprovince,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The MaritimeProvinces Higher Education Commission helps ensure our studentscontinue to benefit from quality programs and our universitieshave the solid information they need to help with long-termplanning.” MPHEC is an agency of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. Under its current mandate, MPHEC has four core functions. It approves new university programs and monitors the quality ofexisting programs for continuous improvement. The approvals andmonitoring ensure quality programs are offered at Maritimeinstitutions and reduce duplication. The commission collects, maintains and distributes informationabout the post-secondary education system in the Maritimes. Italso conducts commissioned research. Projects include graduatesurveys and accessibility studies. These functions support publicaccountability and inform the development of effective post-secondary education policies, programs and initiatives. Finally, MPHEC facilitates the transfer of funds betweenprovinces for specialty programs such as medicine at Dalhousie,forestry in New Brunswick and veterinary science in Prince EdwardIsland. The new MPHEC legislation is one of many provincial initiativesunderway to enhance regional co-operation and post-secondaryeducation. The province is continuing to work with universitypresidents on a memorandum of understanding. The understandingwill provide three-year funding to help universities to minimizetuition increases and to help support long range planning. The province is also working with other Atlantic provinces on aproposal to the federal government to help universities addressthe cost of maintaining buildings. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is funded bythe provinces and reports to the ministers responsible for post-secondary education. There are eleven universities in NovaScotia. As a result, the province to provides 52 per cent of theMPHEC funding. The province’s contribution was more than $580,000in 2004-05. Legislation to renew the MPHEC mandate was introduced andassented to in P.E.I. in 2002 and New Brunswick in 2003. It wasfirst introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature in spring of 2002(Bill 104). It received second reading, but did not receive thirdreading. Proclamation of the legislation will be co-ordinatedamong the three provinces.last_img read more

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Production Underway in Toronto on Season 3 of Spaces MostWatched Original Series

first_imgSpace, Syfy, and Temple Street announced today that production is underway on Season 3 of their epic sci-fi adventure series KILLJOYS. Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL), the 10-episode, one-hour Space original series sees the return of the heroic trio: Hannah John-Kamen as fierce rebel leader Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as the determined and tech-savvy John Jaqobis, and Luke MacFarlane as the steadfast and tactical D’avin Jaqobis. Set to return to Space this year in Canada and Syfy in the U.S., KILLJOYS is currently filming in Toronto.Listed as one of “Variety’s 25 Best Returning Shows of 2016”, KILLJOYS is a hit with critics and viewers alike. Currently the most-watched original series on Space, Season 2 of KILLJOYS reached nearly 1.1 million viewers each week in its initial run.Also returning to KILLJOYS this season are fan-favourites Thom Allison (KIM’S CONVENIENCE) as loveable bartender and former warlord Pree; Sean Baek (THE ART OF MORE) as level six Fancy; and Patrick Garrow (PURE) as senior RAC officer Turin. Joining the cast this season are Kelly McCormack (DEFIANCE) as Zeph, a new thorn in the team’s side; Karen LeBlanc (MOTIVE) as Banyon, a new high-ranking RAC official; Ted Atherton (THE EXPANSE) as Gander, lieutenant to Aneela; and Prince Amponsah (The Entertainer) as Havigan, a tough and respected owner of a hackmod bar. Guest stars this season include Saamer Usmani (REIGN) as Flik, Mac Fyfe (SAVING HOPE) as Lachlan, and Atticus Mitchell (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK) as Pippin. Additional KILLJOYS casting will be announced in the coming weeks. “Last season’s finale of KILLJOYS was so gripping that it left our devoted fan base hungry for more,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “With Lovretta’s layered storylines, the incredible chemistry of our lead trio, and Temple Street’s skillful production, this season is poised to top the best-of lists for critics and fans alike.”“Temple Street, along with the writers, are incredibly excited by the upcoming KILLJOYS storyline and the new characters audiences will meet this season,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Temple Street and Executive Producers of KILLJOYS. “Michelle Lovretta and the cast led by Hannah, Aaron and Luke have brought to life intriguing characters and story arcs that continue to engage audiences across the globe. We are thrilled for fans to see where Season 3 takes our crew of interplanetary bounty hunters.”In Season 3 of KILLJOYS, war looms over the J Star System. After sustaining serious personal loss, Dutch, Johnny, and D’avin prepare themselves for what lies ahead. While the trio struggles to assemble an army, a dangerous force – Aneela – heads towards them. The unhinged daughter of Dutch’s late mentor Khlyen, Aneela is hell-bent on revenge for the death of her father. The team’s toughest challenge yet, and perhaps Dutch’s only hope of stopping Aneela, includes convincing a motley gang of bounty hunters to go from believing “The Warrant is All” to “The War is All.”Season 1 of KILLJOYS is streaming now exclusively on CraveTV™.KILLJOYS was created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle) who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Karen Troubetzkoy. Co-Executive producers are Stefan Pleszczynski, Trish Williams, and Adam Barken. Spearheaded by Lovretta, the writing team includes Adam Barken, Julie Puckrin, Andrew DeAngelis, Niko Troubetzkoy, Julian Doucet, Ashley Park, Derek Robertson, and Vivian Lin. Lena Cordina is Producer, Andrea Boyd is Supervising Producer, and Beth Iley is Associate Producer. Directors are Paolo Barzman, Andy Mikita, Ruba Nadda, Stefan Pleszczynski, April Mullen, Jeff Renfroe, Samir Rehem, and Peter Stebbings. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide with the exclusion of Canada.KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan will not ban BC wines in pipeline

first_imgREGINA – Saskatchewan says it will not be joining Alberta in banning the import of British Columbia wines.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the ban on Tuesday as the next step in an ongoing dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.In a statement on Facebook, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says that while his province supports Alberta in its fight, he doesn’t think the dispute will be solved by trade measures that have an impact on consumers and private businesses.B.C. has said it is considering rules to limit any increase in the shipping of diluted bitumen until an independent panel can better analyze whether the system is safe and can adequately deal with a spill.The Trans Mountain project has already been approved by Ottawa and Notley sees B.C.’s move as a back-door way to scuttle the expansion.The $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan project would triple capacity on the 1,150-kilometre line, which runs from Edmonton to the B.C. coast.Moe suggests that rather than boycott B.C. wine, Saskatchewan will look at options either through the courts or interprovincial trade agreements.“It is our position that the government of British Columbia has no legal jurisdiction or justification to delay or impede the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline,” he said.“While we have previously stated that Saskatchewan will support Alberta in defending against this attack on our energy industry, Saskatchewan has no plans to participate in retaliatory measures that would be in contravention of our trade commitments.“We do not believe this matter will be resolved by trade measures that will primarily impact consumers and private businesses.”(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

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Emergency training exercise planned for Friday

There will be an annual Emergency Management Plan Training Exercise at Brock’s main campus on Friday, June 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.The exercise will involve the testing and response of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), Crisis Management Group (CMG), and the Emergency Notification System (ENS). During that time, you may see emergency response vehicles such as police, fire and ambulance on campus.The normal business day or any of the University events should not be disrupted. During the course of the morning, the ENS may send out “test” messages only.You can receive these messages through: email voice mail electronic emergency scrolling message signs PA system – where that ability exits to make announcements Brock cellphones Brock paging devicesThis disruption will likely be very minimal, but the testing of the system is an essential requirement in our emergency preparedness.Please direct any inquiries to Campus Security, 905-688-5550 x4300. read more

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UN convenes firstever conference on mental health in Europe

“Mental health problems exact high costs to society in both human suffering and economic terms,” the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said of the meeting in Helsinki, Finland – the first-ever to be held by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.The agency noted that mental health problems affect one in four people at some time in their lives but services across the European region are poorly equipped to cope, even with those whose problems are severe.”There is an enormous treatment gap,” WHO said in a news release. “For example, half of those with depression receive no treatment and many countries have few community-based mental health services and little specialist help for young people. Stigma and prejudice are widespread and affect whether people seek and receive help and the status of services.”It underscored the neglect and abuse of human rights in large mental institutions, reflected in high mortality rates. With much now known about what works in treating or preventing mental disorders, the conference seeks to reach agreement among the 52 participating countries on effective policies and actions to be taken.The conference is organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with Finland and in partnership with the European Commission and the Council for Europe. read more

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Ohio States Carlos Hyde Im looking forward to the next step in

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) avoids a tackler during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium. OSU lost, 40-35.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorNobody remembers who scaled Mount Everest after Sir Edmund Hillary.Now the Ohio State football team and coach Urban Meyer head into the offseason with a few question marks on their roster, potentially none bigger than the loss of their own Hillary — senior running back Carlos Hyde.Hyde became the first running back under Meyer to run for more than 1,000 yards in a single season, finishing off the season as a leader with 1,521 yards in 2013.Meyer said Hyde has grown up as a player during his time in Columbus.“(He’s) completely different,” Meyer said Nov. 18. “First off, he’s more mature. I love Carlos. He was immature a couple years ago — like very immature. (Now) he handles his business.”Although missing the first three games of the season because of a suspension that stemmed from an incident at a Columbus bar in July, Hyde managed to put together what ranks as the seventh greatest season rushing the ball by an OSU player.He also finishes his career sixth in career rushing yards, just two behind former Buckeye great Keith Byars.After the Nov. 16 matchup against Illinois when Hyde hit 1,000 yards, the running back said he played like he had to make up for something.“You know, during my suspension I told myself it’s still possible,” Hyde said. “You just got to go even harder now. That’s exactly how I play … my mindset is, ‘I got to make up time.’ So that’s how I play.”During the 60-35 victory against Illinois, Hyde had what was potentially his greatest game as an OSU player, rushing for 246 net yards, tied for the third highest single game total in OSU history.“I watched film and we have a cut out where it’s all explosive runs and I saw other teams have a lot of success on their running plays,” Hyde said. “I kept that in the back of my mind, ‘Just be patient on your runs and let it come to you, and when it comes, just explode.’ That’s exactly what I did.”Initially after returning from suspension, Hyde was still limited in the offense, only rushing for a combined 126 yards in his first two games back. Hyde ran for more than that two game total in five of the remaining nine games, never failing to eclipse 100 yards.His run of games breaching the century mark began in a tough battle against then-No. 15 Northwestern. With the Buckeyes trailing 23-13 midway through the third quarter, Meyer turned to Hyde to bring OSU back into the game.Hyde went on to score three second half touchdowns, to go along with 168 rushing yards on the day, and help push OSU over the top for the 40-30 victory.After the victory, Hyde was emotional, lamenting the opportunities he missed because of the suspension.“That suspension, it really hurt not being out there with my brothers because I made a mistake,” Hyde said. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through.”Now the Buckeyes have to replace their workhorse running back, and his backup, redshirt-senior Jordan Hall.Although OSU does have young talent returning at running back in freshmen Dontre Wilson and Ezekiel Elliott, Hyde will not be an easy piece of the puzzle to replace.However, the Buckeyes kick off their season hoping to do just that on Aug. 30 against Navy. Meanwhile, Hyde will have to wait until the 2014 NFL Draft in May to discover his fate. He is rated as a second or third round prospect by CBSSports.Hyde said after the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl his final season with OSU was a success but that he is looking forward to what comes next.“Like I said earlier during the season, this season reminds me of my senior year in high school,” Hyde said. “I almost finished pretty much like I finished my senior year in high school, close to 1,600 yards and like 18 touchdowns. So I think I had a pretty good career my last year here.“I’m looking forward to the next step in my life.” read more

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Schools reopen in Srinagar but students missing

first_imgSrinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) After a gap of nearly a fortnight, around 200 schools in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children. “I can’t send my children to school. The situation is not conducive and I can’t take a risk,” said Abdul Aziz, a resident of Maharajpora in Batamaloo. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Except in Kendriya Vidyalayas and the Police Public School in Bemina, there was minimal attendance in schools elsewhere in the city. The government said that restrictions on movement were being further eased for the convenience of the people. The city administration had on Sunday announced reopening of schools, after the Centre on August 5 abrogated Article 370 that accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us A senior state official on Sunday said: “We have decided to open schools in Srinagar and other areas tomorrow. We are confident that return of children to classrooms is necessary, because their education has suffered heavily in the past 13 days. We will organise extra classes in schools so that the students are able to cover their course on time.” Advertise With Us Despite the prevailing uncertainty in the state, most Kashmiris do not want the education of their children to suffer. “We cannot afford to have generations of uneducated Kashmiris. We have suffered long enough to realise that whatever happens to us, the future of our children must be protected at all costs,” said Muzaffar Ahmed from Srinagar city.last_img read more

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Tencent in Talks to Buy 10 of Universal Music Group

first_img Universal Music Refutes Claims of Last Artist in Lawsuit Over 2008 Fire, Requests Dismissal Tencent is known primarily for its gaming and social network business — it owns China’s powerful WeChat platform, which has 900 million daily users. But the company also has its own music unit, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, which raised more than $1 billion in an IPO late last year that valued the division overall at $21.3 billion. Tencent also holds a 7.5% equity stake in streaming giant Spotify, the result of a share swap in December 2017, making it one of the Swedish company’s biggest shareholders.Vivendi and Tencent are already familiar interlocutors. In 2017, UMG and Tencent Music struck a multi-year agreement making the latter a distributor of UMG music in China on its QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo streaming platforms. Tencent Music also has exclusive rights to sub-license UMG’s content in the Middle Kingdom.In a letter to staff, Lucian Grainge, the CEO and chairman of UMG, hailed the talks with Tencent.“This is an exciting development for both Vivendi and UMG and affirms once again just how much our strategy and hard work are succeeding,” Grainge wrote. “As Vivendi discussed last week with its investors, we continue to deliver remarkable, record-setting results. Our success is driven by placing our recording artists and songwriters at the center of everything we do and providing them with the industry’s best creative and commercial resources on a global basis.“Obviously, we remain part of the Vivendi family – today’s announcement is about a minority investment by Tencent. I can assure you that Vivendi’s Supervisory and Management Boards as well as the Bolloré family continue to be steadfast supporters of our strategy, our work and our teams. And it goes without saying, that our commitment to recording artists and songwriters will continue unchanged.”Tencent had long been rumored to be one of the suitors for a stake in UMG after Vivendi announced a year ago its intention to sell up to 50% of the company. The French media giant ruled out an IPO as an option. ×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 Related Universal Music: Four of the Five Artists Who Sued Us Did Not Lose Masters in 2008 Firecenter_img Popular on Variety Progress on a potential sale appeared to be slow, as some analysts pushed up UMG’s valuation to as much as $50 billion. UMG has also been hit by a controversy over a fire in 2008 that is estimated to have wiped out 500,000 master recordings in the company’s massive archive.An insider with knowledge of the sale process told Variety that a deal with Tencent would be strategic because China is primed to become the world’s biggest music market. At the same time, however, the potential deal is also supposed to encourage other investors to get involved in order to keep a Chinese company from gaining too much control of UMG, he said.In June, Yannick Bollore, chairman of Vivendi’s supervisory board, said that the company was “not in a hurry” and “very confident” it would find the right partner to purchase up to 50% of UMG. He cited the music industry’s “huge growth” as a pace Vivendi wants to maintain in the coming years.In its latest quarterly financial results, Vivendi reported that its revenues were up nearly 20% to $3.7 billion during the first six months of 2019.Shirley Halperin and Elsa Keslassy contributed to this report. Chinese digital giant Tencent has entered negotiations with French media conglomerate Vivendi to buy a 10% stake in Universal Music Group.Vivendi announced the talks Tuesday, saying that the negotiations were based on a valuation of UMG of €30 billion ($33.6 billion). Tencent’s potential 10% stake would therefore cost €3 billion ($3.36 billion). The deal would give Tencent a one-year option to purchase another 10% stake on the same terms.Vivendi said the two companies were also exploring other areas of “strategic commercial cooperation” that would help grow UMG, the world’s biggest music company with market share of more than 30% in 2018, through new digital initiatives and territories. In addition, Vivendi is continuing to seek other buyers interested in a stake in its extremely lucrative music unit, which boasts a glittering roster of superstars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish, as well as divisions dedicated to publishing, merchandise and other sectors.last_img read more

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