11 proposals for renaming villages pending with Centre

December 3, 2019

first_imgThe Home Ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that eleven proposals from States to rename villages are pending with it. The proposals are from Rajasthan, Haryana, Nagaland, Maharashtra and M.P.The Rajasthan government moved proposal to rename three Muslim sounding villages in Chittorgarh, the epicentre of protests by Rajput groups against the Hindi film Padmavat earlier this year. The Vasundhara Raje-led government proposed to change the name of village Mohammadpura to Meri Ka Khera, Nawabpura to Nai Sarthal and Rampura Azampura to Sitaramji Ka Khera.It also proposed to change the name of village Salemabad in Ajmer district to Shrinimbark Tirth and village Chor Baori in Udaipur district to Vijay Baori.In Haryana, the proposals for name change are for village Lula Ahir in Rewari to Krishan Nagar, Bal Ragdan in Karnal to Bal Rajputan and village Kutia Kheri in Hisar to Veerpur.MHA has given its ‘No Objection’ to rename 22 villages, towns and railway stations since December 2017.last_img read more

SPORT-WT20-IND-BOARD

November 26, 2019

first_imgNagpur, Mar 15 (PTI) Scoreboard of the ICC World Twenty20 Nagpur, Mar 15 (PTI) Scoreboard of the ICC World Twenty20 Super 10 Group 2 match between India and New Zealand here today.New Zealand innings MJ Guptill lbw b Ashwin 6 KS Williamson* st ?Dhoni b Raina 8 C Munro c Pandya b Nehra 7 CJ Anderson b Bumrah 34 LRPL Taylor run out (Raina) 10 MJ Santnerc ?Dhoni b Jadeja 18 GD Elliott run out (Dhawan/Nehra) 9 L Ronchi? not out 21 NL McCullum not out 0 Extras (B-4, LB-3, W-6) 13Total: (For 7 wickets in 20 overs) 126 Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-13, 3-35, 4-61, 5-89, 6-98, 7-114Bowling: R Ashwin 4-0-32-1, A Nehra 3-0-21-1, JJ Bumrah 4-0-15-1, SK Raina 4-0-15-1, RA Jadeja 4-0-26-1, HH Pandya 1-0-10-0. MORE PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

‘Man City aiming to set a new standard in football’

November 19, 2019

first_imgA decade after Sheikh Mansour took over Manchester City, he has boasted that the Etihad club can become the world’s greatest and set “new standards” in football.City claimed the Premier League title last season under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, whose side picked up a record 100 points and were widely praised for the flamboyant style in which they played.However, the Citizens have yet to win the Champions League, despite a massive investment from their owners, yet the Sheikh remains bullish over what they can achieve in the years to come. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “The journey for City was always about trying to complete our work in a way that saw us achieve benchmarks that had yet to be set within football,” he told the Daily Mail.“To do that we had to look at everything and make sure that every part of the organisation, and what it did, moved to a new standard for football.“We’re not there yet but we have come a long way, and I think people who know me well will tell you that if we ever do look like we are getting there, we will set new standards and targets to aim for.”The reality that Guardiola has put in place, meanwhile, is one that he appreciates greatly.“It’s beautiful, intelligent and passionate,” he said. “It’s the kind of evolved game that I had hoped we would one day achieve.”When asked to pick out highlights of his tenure, he picked out an FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester United from 2011 as a critical fixture.Manchester City FA Cup 2011“That was the moment I knew we had arrived at a new level in our climb to where we wanted to be,” he said.“The team was deliberate in its performance that day. I don’t think I ever felt nervous, simply because the team were playing with the right mentality.”Meanwhile, he spoke of his memories of City’s dramatic title success in 2012, when they scored twice in the dying seconds to overcome QPR 3-2 at home and whisk the crown away from United, who stood on Sunderland’s pitch ready to celebrate.“The QPR game for me was exactly as it was for everyone else,” he said. “I don’t think we will ever see anything like that again. My hope was that we would compete for the Premier League every year, so it was a feeling that I knew we had to get used to quickly.”City have made an unbeaten start to the current campaign but were held against Wolves last weekend. On Saturday, they host Newcastle. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Tasty World Series: Mets-Royals

November 18, 2019

first_imgYoenis Cespedes launching long drives, Lorenzo Cain dashing to catch them. Noah Syndergaard zinging 100 mph heat, Alcides Escobar trying to catch up.The pitching-rich New York Mets, boosted by Daniel Murphy’s power surge. The plucky Kansas City Royals, constantly pressuring opponents and aiming to atone for last year’s near-miss.A tasty World Series, served up with some BBQ and bagels. A dead even one, too, beginning Oct. 27 at Kauffman Stadium.“I opened it as a pick,” Johnny Avello, head oddsmaker at the Wynn Las Vegas, said. “I don’t remember doing that before in the World Series.”“The Mets, they have that pitching staff that’s been unbelievable in the postseason and they can set up their rotation,” he said. “The Royals have the home field and all that experience. They were glad to make it there last time, and now they’re looking for the W.”The Royals locked in the match-up Oct.23, beating Toronto 4-3 in Game 6 of AL Championship Series. They scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when Cain sprinted home from first base on a single.“They seem relentless,” Murphy observed during a workout. “They never stop coming. What a great characteristic to have as a ballclub.”The Mets were waiting to see who they’d play, having swept the Cubs on Oct. 21 in the NLCS. “Really good team. Really good pitching over there,” Escobar, MVP of the ALCS, said about the New Yorkers.Already, the clubs have made history — this is the first World Series between franchises born in the expansion-era 1960s.Maybe more on deck.Can Murphy, never a major home run threat with the Mets, extend his record by connecting in a seventh straight postseason game? How will Kendrys Morales, Escobar and KC’s contact hitters fare against Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and the fresh New York aces? When will closers Jeurys Familia and Wade Davis ever give up a run?Plus, the first World Series action at Citi Field when the scene shifts for Game 3. Then Game 4 on Halloween night, followed by Game 5 in November on the day of the New York City Marathon.Plenty of stars on both sides — David Wright and Curtis Granderson for New York; Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez for Kansas City — who fans can follow into the future.In fact, consider this a preview for the 2016 season. Yep, opening day in the majors next April 4 is Mets at Royals.This much is certain: One team wearing blue is about to end a long drought.The Royals, who lost to San Francisco in Game 7 at home last October, haven’t won the crown since George Brett and Bret Saberhagen starred in 1985. The Mets’ most recent title came in 1986, led by Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden.Over the years, the Royals and Mets did share some things. David Cone, Carlos Beltran and Saberhagen are among the guys who played for both teams.The teams have met only nine times since interleague play began in 1997, with the Royals holding a 5-4 edge. The Mets haven’t even visited Kansas City since 2004.But not much to link this current crop of Mets and Royals to each other. Other than a pair of clubs playing real sharp ball these days.Manager Ned Yost’s Royals are known for speed, defense and their bullpen. Cain and the other fleet outfielders seem to catch everything, and young ace Yordano Ventura has made his mark with every hard fastball.Kansas City also has loads of World Series experience and added veteran Ben Zobrist and Johnny Cueto for the pennant push.Mets Manager Terry Collins is in his first World Series, as are nearly all his players. Few of them had been in the postseason until this year.No matter, they did just fine in the deciding Game 5 of the Division Series vs. major league ERA leader Zack Greinke at Dodger Stadium. Didn’t hurt them against the big-hitting Cubs, either — the Mets never trailed for a single inning in that series.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2nd Test: Australia seek Sri Lanka relief after tumultuous year

November 16, 2019

first_imgAustralia finally have the chance to bring some cheers to their fans after an egregious 2018 when Tim Paine’s men take on Sri Lanka at the Manuka Oval from Friday with a series victory beckoning the beleaguered hosts.The 4-0 Ashes victory in 2017-18 seems like a distant past for an Australian side who have since been beaten away by South Africa and Pakistan and lost their first ever home series to India earlier this month.The tumultuous trip to South Africa not only resulted in a 3-1 drubbing for Australia, but they also lost their two best batsmen in captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner due to a ball-tampering scandal.Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in Brisbane for only their second Test victory of the summer and the hosts are determined not to take their foot off the pedal in the second and final Test.”We had a great game in Brisbane but I think we can get better,” Australia spinner Nathan Lyon told reporters on Wednesday.”We know Sri Lanka is going to come back hard, they are a classy outfit, a well-drilled outfit. We are expecting them to come back hard.”Sri Lanka have lost all-rounder Angelo Mathews and paceman Nuwan Pradeep through injuries even before the first Test and their bid to level the series has been jolted with fast bowlers Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera also joining them in the sidelines.Manuka Oval looking ahead its maiden Test match #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/Vn3bdPklD4advertisementcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 29, 2019Sri Lanka have call up 22-year-old paceman Chamika Karunaratne but their pace attack has already been robbed of much of its firepower.The tourists also faced off-field issues ahead of the second Test after coach Chandika Hathurusingha was dropped from the selection panel while batting coach Jon Lewis has left for home to attend a family matter.Lyon said the hosts were happy with their preparation as they head into the clash at Manuka Oval, which is making its debut as a Test venue.”It’s an exciting group, there’s lot of intensity at training. Our preparation for every Test this summer has been outstanding,” said Lyon, who spent four years from 2006-2010 at the venue as a curator.”Obviously India outplayed us. But we knew coming up to Brisbane, if we had our solid preparation, ticked all the boxes that we can control then hopefully we will get the result.”We were very fortunate we had Pat Cummins in our side and he played an absolute exceptional role out there. We are very satisfied with our preparation.”Also Read | Shoaib Akhtar not criticising but personally attacking me: Sarfraz AhmedAlso Read | Former India cricketer Jacob Martin out of danger after help from cricket fraternityAlso Read | Faf du Plessis plays down South Africa’s World Cup chances: England, India are favouriteslast_img read more

Ford Mustang sells 1,13,066 units in 2018, becomes world’s best-selling sports coupe for 4th straight year

November 16, 2019

first_imgFord sold 1,13,066 units of Mustang in 2018. Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary today, has also claimed the title of the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year on the back of the sales in 2018.The data regarding the global sales of Ford Mustang has been furnished by IHS Markit that provides critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets.Also, Ford sold 75,842 units of Mustang in 2018 in the United States of America, thereby becoming the best-selling sports car in the country.”We broke the mould when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford President, Global Markets.”Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world,” Farley added.In 2018, Ford Mustang was available for purchase in 146 markets around the globe. According to Ford, over 5 lakh sixth-generation Mustangs have been sold worldwide since 2015. Last year, the sports coupe cornered 15.4 per cent of the segment share globally, adding an additional half point to its share. The rise in market share was partly fuelled by the new Mustang Bullitt. According to Ford, Mustang Bullitt exceeded global sales forecasts by 25 per cent.The India-spec 2016 Ford Mustang is available with a 5.0-litre, Ti-VCT, V8, petrol engine that delivers nearly 400 bhp and 515 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. There are four driving modes — Normal, Sport+, Track and Snow/Wet. Ford Mustang is priced at Rs 74.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with six colour options — Oxford White, Ingot Silver, Triple Yellow Tri-coat, Magnetic, Race Red and Absolute Black.advertisementALSO READ | Hyundai Venue to be unveiled today, expected price and here is why it should interest youALSO READ | Hyundai Venue expected to get dual-clutch automatic transmissionALSO READ | Hyundai Venue to be officially unveiled in India on April 17, to challenge Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezzalast_img read more

Wenger admits Cazorla setback is ‘disastrous’

November 16, 2019

first_imgArsenal Wenger admits Cazorla setback is ‘disastrous’ Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 01:02 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) santi cazorla - cropped Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Manchester United Manchester United Premier League Arsène Wenger The Arsenal boss feels terrible for the Spaniard but hopes his latest operation does not prevent him from returning in January Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described the latest injury setback suffered by Santi Cazorla as “disastrous”.On Wednesday, the Spain international confirmed he has had to undergo another operation to a tendon in his right ankle and expects his return to be delayed.The midfielder has not played since a 6-0 win over Ludogorets last October and revealed in a recent interview with Marca that a succession of operations and subsequent infections in his right ankle almost led to him needing to have his foot amputated. 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 Wenger still hopes the 32-year-old can return to the pitch at the beginning of 2018 but admits it is tough to see Cazorla’s problems continue.”That, for me, is the disastrous, sad news of the day,” he told a news conference. “I feel really sorry for Santi; he is a guy I admire and who we all love here.”He comes into training every day with a smile because he loves the game so much.”For him not to be available for us is a big blow. For him, as well, it is something that is difficult to take.”I’ve been informed medically but I have not read any report. I hope he will be alright and he will be back with us in January. That was planned originally.”I don’t know whether the surgery will put it back or not. I have to speak to the doctor.”Arsenal, who thrashed Huddersfield Town 5-0 on Wednesday, host Manchester United in their next Premier League match on Saturday.last_img read more

AN UNEXPECTED EXPERIENCE…

November 7, 2019

first_imgThey’re the ones we love to hate, the ones who cop our abuse, our dissent, our frustration and just occasionally, our gratitude. But, if the tables are turned, there’s the travel, the people, the fitness and the enjoyment, that make refereeing a great pastime and career. Rick Borg is Australia and the World’s number one touch football referee and he is a firm believer that refereeing is something for all touch lovers to consider becoming involved with. Rick admits he more or less fell into refereeing because the local competition he was playing in was suffering from a shortage of referees. Touch refereeing has been a dream for Rick, who has travelled the world as a referee and made many good friends throughout his career. “I have many great mates, which I have made purely through my involvement in touch. The places I have been I could only have dreamed of, but I can honestly say if it were not for my involvement in touch they would have remained just that- a dream. It’s been both an enjoyable and rewarding career for me,” he says. Rick’s hard work and dedication throughout his rise in touch refereeing was rewarded in 1995 when he rose to the position of World’s Number one Touch Referee, a position he has held firmly for the past 9 years. Throughout his career he has 70 test caps or his country, consisting of 46 World Cup appearances, 21 tests and 3 other internationals; not bad for someone who started refereeing a social competition in Mackay 20 years ago. “I guess the highlight of my career as a referee was just recently when I was inducted in to the Australian Touch Hall of Fame. I was astounded when it was announced and it still brings a smile to my face every time I think about it. It was just such a big honour for me,” says Rick. For junior touch players or students working their way through high school or university, refereeing can provide valuable part time work and the cash you so desperately need. “Certainly it can be a great part time job for teenagers. After all how often do you get paid for doing something you love? But having said that, you must also show a certain amount of commitment as well. I started at a local level and look where it has taken me – far beyond my wildest dreams,” says Rick. Like coaches, it is possible for referees to undertake training courses, working their way through accreditation levels, receiving the training to referee at higher levels and to travel for National and International events. While we encourage our children to take up playing sport for their fitness and health, to build their sense of teamwork, co-operation and sportsmanship and to boost their self-esteem, refereeing is another aspect of touch to consider. “Being a referee has certainly been a boost to my self esteem, I have a sense of confidence and achievement that I would not have experienced if were not for touch refereeing,” says Rick. “I also feel I have gained a lot of respect from fellow referees as well as players. But probably most importantly it has taught me how to be a team player. The skills I will walk away with at the end of my touch career far outweighs anything I would have thought possible,” he says. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

Woolrich Opens First US Flagship in NYC

October 24, 2019

first_img Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy 1. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 2. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 3. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 4. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 5. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 6. Woolrich John Rich & Bros Editors’ Recommendations You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style center_img Long before Patagonia, The North Face and Canada Goose, there was Woolrich. History has it that the Pennsylvania-based outdoor lifestyle brand provided wool blankets to soldiers in the Civil War. But perhaps more significantly, over the course of 180 years, the company went on to create some of the most iconic outerwear pieces in the 20th century, including buffalo plaid wool shirts, cotton flannel shirts, railroad conductor utility vests and field jackets, proving not only its ability to produce durable, outdoor gear but also innovate, over time, both from a performance point of view and style.Today Woolrich continues to produce classic, everyday lifestyle products yet also offer some of the most innovative and stylish outerwear amongst its peers through its Woolrich John Rich & Bros and Woolrich Woolen Mills labels, still unbeknownst to many due to limited distribution to Europe and Asia.As of this October, however, everyone can finally access the slick military, outdoor and utilitarian-inspired designs of Woolrich John Rich & Bros and Woolrich Woolen Mills stateside at the new flagship in downtown Manhattan. Located at 125 Wooster Street, the two-level flagship is the company’s first in the US, with subsequent openings planned for Aspen, Boston, Chicago, Hamburg and Tokyo.Designed as a contemporary retrospective of the company’s 184-year-old history, the new flagship features vintage items from the original woolen mill including wool production tools, swatch cards, catalogs and various garments from the Woolrich archive. The ground level, featuring antique windows and furniture reclaimed from an old hardware store, showcases the entire breadth of Woolrich John Rich & Bros as well as blankets, backpacks and sportswear under the cultish Mark McNairy-designed Woolrich Woolen Mills label. Meanwhile, a 500-sq.-foot basement, modeled after a gentlemen’s lounge, houses the company’s bestselling classic and modern fit Arctic parkas. There’s a lot to impress even the most dedicated fan of McNairy overall, but let it be said that if you’re already fretting about the next Polar Vortex, you’ll want to consider nothing else besides these parkas. Streamlined and ultra warm, they’re the ultimate winter jacket and at least for now there’s one in every color. It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

The crown jewel of Montana, Glacier National Park is an absolute wonder

October 24, 2019

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? This year, the National Park Service has reached an incredibly impressive milestone, celebrating one hundred years as an agency on August 25. To help the NPS ring in its centennial, The Manual has devoted a regular column to highlighting one of its spectacular parks each month. In addition to providing general information on the regions themselves, we’ll also catch up with park rangers, area advocates, and anyone who contributes to the preservation and operation of each park. Enjoy!Park name: Glacier National Park (Montana)Area: 1,013,322 acresEstablished: May 11, 1910Average annual visitors: 2,099,771There are few places in the contiguous United States as utterly charming as Montana’s Glacier National Park. A perfect combination of stunning lakes flanked by sprawling mountain ranges, the park is as massive in size as it is in beauty. From the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road to Glacier’s iconic red buses, even if you haven’t visited the park itself, chances are high you’ve at least heard about a bit of the lore which has made Glacier what it is today. Though considering the park spans more than a staggering million acres, it’s likely those who’ve even frequented the park have barely scratched the surface for what it offers.To get a true sense of what Glacier National Park is like from day to day, we caught up with someone who knows it best: park ranger Timothy Rains. In addition to sharing why he loves being a park ranger and what ultimately brought him to Montana, Rains also divulged a few of the park’s hidden gems and his absolute favorite spot to go. We wouldn’t blame you one bit if after reading the interview you have a sudden urge to visit the park, we know we did after simply talking with Rains.Tell us a bit about yourself and why you enjoy being a ranger for the National Park Service?Tim Rains: I’ve been a ranger for NPS for roughly five to seven years, starting in Alaska. Before moving to Montana, I wanted a small taste of the city and moved to Portland for a couple years before aching to get back to nature. I had heard of Glacier before so decided to move there and I’ve absolutely loved it ever since. Never had I planned on staying this long but I just can’t leave. I’ve always felt as though I belonged in an office with a view and I have that here at Glacier.As for why I enjoy being a ranger, my favorite part is the kind of community that exists here. I work with such innovative people and have made some incredible friends during my time as both a ranger and working at Glacier. These are friends I’ll have for the rest of my life and I feel really united with the community here.What makes working for NPS so special?TR: Besides getting to wear a hat? [Chuckles] Just having the opportunity to share with people this gorgeous park and that I’m following in the footsteps of so many great people and rangers who’ve come before me. There’s also the idea that I’m entrusted to maintain and preserve the park that’s incredibly rewarding. Sharing the history of Glacier with visitors is always great as well and there’s not a lot that compares to seeing someone stand at the short of Lake McDonald for the first time.How have you grown to love Glacier since you became a ranger there?TR: It’s been a very personal journey for me here at Glacier. I arrived roughly three years ago and intended to just reinvigorate myself; honestly, I never intended to stay this long. I was able to finally realize who I was and it’s been a place that has allowed me to mature. Everything has come together since I’ve been here and it’s been incredible. It’s also great now that I’ve been around long enough that I have the ability to easily share an abundance of information and knowledge of the park.Any hidden gems you’d share with first-time visitors?TR: I’d tell anyone, first visitor or not, to stand at the shore of Lake McDonald and watch the sunrise there. It really allows you to understand where you are and gives you the opportunity to take it all in. All of the views and geology of the park are incredibly amazing, as well, no matter where you are. Our wildflower season is phenomenal and has reacted so great in the wake of the burn that occurred there about a year ago.Where’s your favorite part of the park to visit?It would have to be seeing the sunrise at mini Glacier; I get up there about one or two times a summer around 5 a.m. to see it and it’s stunning.All photos courtesy of the National Park Service. Editors’ Recommendations Book a Last-Minute Summer Camping Trip Just About Anywhere With Pitchup To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport last_img read more

No wedding bells for Alia Ranbir yet

October 18, 2019

first_imgMumbai: Rumours have been rife lately that Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are planning to get married. Alia’s close family members have, however, clarified that the Bollywood couple is not getting hitched anytime soon. The buzz started after some media portals floated unconfirmed reports that Alia has placed an order for a wedding lehenga with ace fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. This, because the Raazi star was spotted outside the designer’s store in Mumbai. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaRecently, Alia’s producer uncle Mukesh Bhatt squashed all such rumours.”This is utter rubbish. Who is spreading these rumours?” Mukesh said. Alia’s step-brother Rahul Bhatt also snubbed the news as fake. “Alia is my step-sister. We don’t stay together. I don’t know much about her life’s development. However, I do like their (Ranbir-Alia) ‘jodi’. If I am invited to the wedding, I will definitely like to be a part of it,” said Rahul, according to a report on in.com. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaThis is second time this year that Alia’s family had to come out to set the record straight on her marriage plans. Back in May, Alia’s mother Soni Razdan junked rumours that she was planning to get married to Ranbir at the beautiful Lake Como. Reports about Ranbir and Alia dating each other first surfaced last year. They have since made several appearances together – be it walking hand in hand at an awards show or shopping on the streets of New York.last_img read more

Toronto neurosurgeon charged in the death of his wife denied bail

October 17, 2019

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto neurosurgeon charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife has been denied bail.Dr. Mohammed Shamji, 41, showed little emotion as he sat in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday.Shamji worked at Toronto Western Hospital and was a faculty member at the University of Toronto.He was charged in December 2016 in the death of his wife, Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji.The 40-year-old woman, a family physician at Scarborough Hospital, was last seen on Nov. 30.Her strangled and beaten body was later found in a suitcase by a roadside north of Toronto.Police have said the couple, who were married for 12 years, had three young children.last_img read more

Rudy Blair goes to the Veld Music Festival

October 15, 2019

first_imgAdvertisement One of the largest EDM events in Canada the “Veld Music Festival” took place July 30th/31st 2016 at Toronto’s Downsview Park. Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img

Canopy Growth Alimentation CoucheTard partner on London Ont pot store

October 12, 2019

LONDON, Ont. — Cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp. says it’s teaming up with Quebec retail giant Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to support a privately run pot shop in London, Ont.In a news release Thursday, Canopy says the two companies plan to form a multi-year strategic partnership involving a new cannabis outlet set to open in the city in April.Currently, the only place to buy legal recreational weed in Ontario is through a government-run online outlet, the Ontario Cannabis Store, but private brick-and-mortar shops are set to open April 1.The provincial agency responsible for regulating those stores, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, held a lottery last month to choose the entities that could apply for the initial 25 retail licences.Canopy and Couche-Tard say they have entered into a trademark licence agreement with one of the winners of that lottery to open a store under Canopy’s Tweed brand.The companies say the lottery winner will continue to have “full ownership and control over the London store.”Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED) (TSX:ATD.B)The Canadian Press read more

Garth Brooks joins Amazons streaming service

October 3, 2019

FILE – In this July 8, 2016, file photo, Garth Brooks sings “Ain’t Going Down” during a concert at Yankee Stadium in New York. A week after launching its new paid streaming music service, Amazon announced a deal with one of the streaming music’s biggest holdouts: country superstar Brooks. Brooks, who is the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, has kept his music off streaming services for his entire career until Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, when select albums and songs will be available on Amazon Music Unlimited. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) Garth Brooks joins Amazon’s streaming service by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Oct 19, 2016 5:18 am MDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2016 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A week after launching its paid streaming music service, Amazon announced a deal with one of streaming music’s biggest holdouts: country superstar Garth Brooks.Brooks, the bestselling solo artist in U.S. history with 138 million albums sold, has kept his music off streaming services. On Wednesday, select albums and songs will be available on Amazon Music Unlimited.His albums, previously available only through his GhostTunes service, will be sold digitally via Amazon Music.Brooks said he waited until the right partner came along before he was ready to dive into streaming.“I love retail to death, but retail will never tell me what my stuff is worth and will never tell me how to sell it,” Brooks said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. “That’s the tail wagging the dog for me.”“This is a landmark moment for both Amazon Music and Garth Brooks,” said Steve Boom, vice-president of Amazon Music, in a statement. “Garth Brooks is a legendary country music superstar who continues to shatter industry records and amaze fans three decades into his career. We are honoured to make his music available for streaming for the first time ever, exclusively on Amazon Music.”Brooks entered semi-retirement in 2000 near the height of his popularity to spend more time with his children and wife, Trisha Yearwood. In 2014, he returned with a major tour and a new album, “Man Against Machine.”His upcoming albums, “Gunslinger” and “Christmas Together” with Yearwood, will be added to the streaming service later this year. Two of his bestselling albums, “Ultimate Hits” and “Double Live,” will be available for streaming. They include his popular hits “Friends in Low Places,” ”The Dance” and “The Thunder Rolls.” His current single, “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” will also be available on streaming.Amazon Music Unlimited is competing against existing services such as Spotify and Apple Music. It costs $8 per month, or $80 a year, for members of Amazon’s Prime loyalty program, while non-Prime members pay $10 a month.For Brooks, it was its flagship online retail store that made him choose Amazon.“For selling music, they are perfect because they do physical and digital,” Brooks said. “Here comes, out of the blue, a place that says, ‘We can stream and sell and if you don’t want to sell singles, just be an album artist, we’re fine with that. And whatever price you want to put on them, high or low, we’re fine with that, too, because we’re retail.’”Brooks talked with both Spotify and Apple, but said Amazon made a better overall offer with downloads, streaming and physical album sales.Like many artists who have resisted streaming services, Brooks has concerns that songwriters and publishers aren’t adequately compensated. He is on his own independent label, Pearl Records, and he said that allows him to see how the money from streaming music gets back to the songwriters.“For the first time, I am going to get to roll up my sleeves and look under the hood and see what is happening,” Brooks. “But we can’t deny our songwriters are dying. I am getting ready to see if this is a good thing or a bad thing.”___Online:http://garthbrooks.com/www.amazon.com/amazonmusicunlimited read more

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12

September 21, 2019

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated 6pmABOUT HALF OF voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, according to two opinion polls released today.A poll carried out by Kantar Millward Brown for the Sunday Independent shows that 63% of people are in favour of holding a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment, with 24% against and 13% undecided or refusing to answer.When asked if there should be unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, as recommended by the Oireachtas Eighth Amendment Committee, four in 10 people (40%) who took part in the poll said this was ‘about right’, 33% said it ‘went too far’, 19% were unsure and 8% said it ‘did not go far enough’.In December, the committee – which was tasked with examining the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations – voted in favour of repealing the Eighth. Cross-party members came to the majority-decision after hearing testimony from medical and legal experts, as well as personal stories, over the course of three months.In a separate poll carried out by Behaviour & Attitudes for the Sunday Times, 48% of people said they support repealing the Eighth Amendment, while 30% don’t, 17% are unsure and 4% said they won’t vote. When you exclude the ‘don’t know’ answers, the Yes vote is 62%.In terms of unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, 43% are in favour, 35% are not and 22% are unsure. When you exclude the undecided voters, the Yes vote is 55%.‘Work to be done’Despite the latest poll results, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty this afternoon said that she believes there is “a job of work to be done” if people wish for the referendum on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to pass.Speaking to RTÉ News, Doherty said that the government has to work towards explaining to people where the 12-week period came from.“If nobody does anything, I don’t think this referendum will pass. We need to sell, as advocates of people who want to see the Constitution changed and the 12-weeks imposed, that needs to be sold to people and the reasons why that 12-weeks figure was come at,” Doherty said.In a separate statement issued later that day, Minister Doherty moved to expand on her remarks, saying:“I believe the referendum can and will pass. I, and members of the Government, will campaign for it. But we can’t be complacent, which is why I said earlier that we have a job of work to do to sell it.Many people aren’t aware of the medical and scientific evidence that was presented to the Citizens’ Assembly, and the Committee on the Eighth, which helped us arrive at the current proposal. We need to help people realise that there is clear medical evidence to support the committee’s recommendations in relation to 12 weeks. By Órla Ryan Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty Image: Leah Farrell via Rolling News Image: Leah Farrell via Rolling News 383 Comments Feb 18th 2018, 11:20 AM 32,379 Views About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass. That needs to be explained clearly to people with reasons and evidence, so there is a job of work to be done there.‘Compassionate healthcare’ Speaking about the results of the polls, Orla O’Connor of the National Women’s Council of Ireland said: “Few people think about abortion and pregnancy care until for some personal reason they have to.“Yet so many people I talk to are very eager to join this conversation for change. They want compassionate healthcare for women. They know the Eighth is a barrier to this.”O’Connor said the 12-week period is “the minimum for a considerate process where pregnancy can end as early as possible and at the same time ensure that no woman’s decision is rushed”.Meanwhile, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said: “It makes no sense talking about doing away with all constitutional protections for unborn babies through repeal and in the same breath arguing that meaningful protections for the right to life could somehow be provided for in legislation.“The vote on repeal is about whether we introduce abortion on demand or not. It is about nothing else.”With reporting by Hayley HalpinRead: The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendumRead: Varadkar on changing abortion stance: ‘Things aren’t as black and white as they appear in your 20s’ Sunday 18 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty Share554 Tweet Email Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3858374 last_img read more

Cancers du sang une forme modifiée decstasy pour détruire efficacement les tumeurs

September 20, 2019

first_imgCancers du sang : une forme modifiée d’ecstasy pour détruire efficacement les tumeursDes chercheurs de l’université britannique de Birmingham ont découvert une forme modifiée de l’ecstasy (MDMA), qui serait 100 fois plus efficace pour détruire les cellules cancéreuses que la drogue elle-même. La trouvaille ouvre alors la voie à une possible application thérapeutique.De l’ecstasy pourrait être utilisé pour détruire les cellules sanguines. C’est ce que suggère des travaux réalisés par des chercheurs de l’université de Birmingham en collaboration avec des collègues de l’université of Western Australia. En réalité, c’est plutôt une forme modifiée de cette drogue qui s’est avérée cent fois plus efficace pour détruire les cellules cancéreuses que la drogue elle-même. Car en effet, ce n’est pas la première fois que les scientifiques mettent en évidence le potentiel de l’ecstasy dans ce domaine. À lire aussiEn donnant de l’ecstasy à des pieuvres, des scientifiques découvrent un lien évolutif avec l’HommeIl y a six ans, des recherches menées avaient déjà montré que la moitié des cancers des cellules sanguines examinées en laboratoire montraient une réaction aux propriétés des psychotropes ayant pour effet une suppression de leur croissance. Ces molécules qui agissent sur le système nerveux central incluent des dérivés d’amphétamines tels que l’ecstasy, mais aussi des antidépresseurs comme le Prozac ou encore des substances amaigrissantes.C’est donc à partir de ces recherches antérieures que l’équipe a démarré ces nouveaux travaux, avec un obstacle majeur en tête. Au vu des précédents résultats, les chercheurs britanniques avait à l’époque, souligné la difficulté de traduire ces résultats initiaux en médicaments, car la dose d’ecstasy nécessaire pour traiter une tumeur aurait été fatale pour le malade. C’est ainsi qu’ils sont parvenus à identifier des formes modifiées d’ecstasy, capables d’attaquer et de détruire les cellules cancéreuses avec une efficacité bien supérieure mais à des doses moindres. Un potentiel pour de futurs traitementsPubliés en ligne vendredi dans “Investigational News Drugs”, ces résultats préliminaires ouvrent la voie à des utilisations potentielles pour les traitements de cancers tels que les leucémies, lymphomes et myélomes. L’équipe espère alors progresser vers des études pré-cliniques. “Nous ne voulons pas donner de faux espoirs aux gens, mais les résultats de notre recherche offrent un potentiel pour améliorer les traitements dans les années qui viennent”, a indiqué le professeur John Gordon, dans un communiqué publié par l’université de Birmingham et relayé par l’AFP.Le docteur David Grant, dont l’association Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research a contribué au financement des travaux, a de son côté indiqué qu’il s’agissait d'”un pas significatif vers le développement d’un nouveau traitement potentiel”. Le docteur rappelle ainsi que : “bien des types de lymphomes (cancers du système lymphatique) restent très difficiles à traiter et nous avons désespérément besoin de médicaments efficaces, avec peu d’effets secondaires”. Le 22 août 2011 à 11:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Tattletail is a 90s Furby Holiday Nightmare

September 20, 2019

first_imgStay on target Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!It’s no Night Trap, but I do have respect for the mechanically similar and massively more successful Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise. Making a horror game out of the inherently terrifying animatronic animals of Chuck E. Cheese-type places is so obvious yet brilliant it’s crazy it took us this long to figure out it. But what isn’t so brilliant are the legions of awful Five Nights At Freddy’s imitators subsisting off of the terrible cottage industry that is racist children on YouTube pretending to be scared by bad video games.Tattletail initially looks like one of those streamer bait games, which is probably a purposeful sad economic reality. Fortunately, the game actually does enough creative and fascinating things with the formula to suggest Five Nights At Freddy’s is a genre that can evolve, not just one game that can be endlessly ripped off. The game is set in, and was released during, Christmas. But like A Nightmare Before Christmas, Tattletail’s bad Furby fever dream works equally well as a special spooky Halloween Game of the Year.Tattletail fits in nicely with our current nostalgic obsession over all things 1990s. It’s the week before Christmas in 1998, and all you want to do is open your presents. What’s the hottest new holiday toy? The cuddly fantasy pet Tattletail from “WayGetter Electronics.” As someone who was basically this kid at this time, I was completely onboard with the quest to obtain these big-eared furry bundles of joy, this ersatz (unshaved) Furby.But while the child can’t wait to play with Tattletail, the game acknowledges that there is something… off about the toy and really all toys of its type. A cheap and creaking mechanical product speaking in an artificial and distorted baby voice shouting that it loves you is uncanny to say the least. There’s nothing behind its big cute eyes. The grainy recorded VHS advertisements are some of the straight-up scariest found footage you’ll see, despite having no typical jump scares.Tattletail nails this very specific era and atmosphere it’s trying to recreate. It’s like Gone Home. And also like Gone Home, Tattletail’s gameplay revolves exploring a detailed suburban home in defenseless first-person trying to suss out its secrets. However, instead of discovering your sister’s sexuality, you’re discovering the demonic nature of the banned Tattletail mama doll stalking you throughout several nights.You actually get a Tattletail toy fairly early on. But while it is cute, like the toys it is inspired by, the virtual pet is more of a shrill burden. The player must manage its hunger, power, and cleanliness by going to the fridge, recharging it, and grooming it. If players neglect their pet, it will start to make noise, and noise attracts the deadly mama who can leap out of any dark corner to kill you. Your flashlight can keep her at bay, and soothe Tattletail who is afraid of the dark, but you must manage those batteries as well.These constant survival mechanics keep tensions high as you spend each night exploring the house trying to help the good Tattletail toys banish the evil mother. This involves finding various items like Tattletail eggs in the living room, original packaging in the backyard, and haunted VHS tapes down in the basement. You also might be tasked with fending mama off for as long as possible while the Tattletails complete their adorable little Pagan rituals. It’s like The Blair Witch Project as directed by Joe Dante.Tattletail doesn’t overstay its welcome. If you aren’t easily spooked, you can blow through the game in basically one sitting. And even by the end the experience starts to feel a little thin given the great potential of the premise. But for only five pucks on PC, it’s totally worth it. Tattletail doesn’t care if you get it wet or feed it after midnight. This Halloween Game of the Year is coming after you no matter what.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!last_img read more

Junji Ito Returns to Scare Readers to Death With New Compilation Shiver

September 20, 2019

first_img The master of horror manga, Junji Ito, returns with a new compilation of stories that’ll chill you to your very core. While technically not a “new” collection per se since these stories have been published previously in Japan, Shiver gathers some of Ito’s best one-shots in this large, gorgeous volume for a cavalcade of creepy. These nine stories were hand-picked by Ito himself, with commentary following each story and bound together in one seriously attractive package.While the volume is overall excellent, there are more than a few standouts. They’ll stick with you long after you’ve finished the book, much like some of Ito’s most popular works, such as Uzumaki and Hellstar Remina. The party kicks off right with a particularly unsettling tale in the form of “Used Record,” where a record long thought to have been a myth is discovered by a student, who apparently stole it from a record store. Hardly any time passes before people are literally dying to get their hands on the record to hear it.The titular “Shiver” is one of the best selections in the book, recounting the story of a figure made out of jade that dooms anyone who finds it to see holes sprouting up all over their body. Eventually, there are so many holes in your body that you perish. With a terrifying doctor slinking around looking to get in your business and the bizarre disease going around that makes you look like Swiss cheese, it’s a bleak and fairly unsettling story, but even this isn’t the most terrifying story in the entirety of the volume. If you can believe that, there’s still more to be found throughout this tome that will shake you to your very core. Most of them aren’t as terrifying due to their content, but due to their accompanying artwork as well.Consider tales like “The Long Dream,” where a young girl is in the hospital, and she’s afraid to let go and die. There’s a male in the hospital as well who’s starting to experience bizarre dreams, and his body is changing as he deals with longer and longer dreams. It’s a particularly unsettling story, and if you weren’t already afraid of dealing with the hospital (like yours truly), you might find yourself with a strong aversion to them going forward.Shiver may not feature the most recognizable tales from Ito’s chronology, like the amazing one-shots that eventually spiraled into their own tales, but it’s a collection any self-respecting Ito fan (and those who make sure to collect all his works) add to their burgeoning bookshelves at once. There’s an awful lot here to digest, and you’ll want to make sure you do it on a bleak winter day, a delicious cup of hot chocolate at your side, and an open mind ready to devour some of the darkest stories this side of, well, the rest of Ito’s catalogue. Then move onto his meatier works, because you’re certainly going to want to. Stay on target Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘My Hero Academia’ Toys11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

September 17, 2019

Chelsea not planning to sign Kovacic

first_imgChelsea Football Club are reportedly not looking to sign Mateo Kovacic on a permanent basis after his loan deal expires next summer.Kovacic joined the Blues on a season-long loan move from Spanish giants, Real Madrid earlier in August and has largely impressed in the colours of Chelsea.Chelsea failed to insert a permanent clause in Kovacic’s loan deal and the club hierarchy are not currently planning to sign him on a permanent basis next summer, according to the Daily Star.Maurizio Sarri’s team already boasts a number of top class midfielders in their ranks, with Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek joining N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Cesc Fabregas as genuine options to manager Sarri.Barkley has scored in each of his last three games for Chelsea, while Loftus-Cheek scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League last month.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s too early for these questions. I am here and very happy,” Kovacic said when asked about his long-term future.“[Playing regularly] is good. I’m a little bit tired. I was not used to playing every three or four games and here it is very tough football.”“You can’t relax against anybody so it’s a little bit difficult but I really enjoy it. We have a great team, great fans and the city is nice. I like it a lot here.”Kovacic will be hoping to retain his place in the Chelsea lineup when Crystal Palace visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday.last_img read more