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first_imgActress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the role of Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, says she has not tried to imitate the boxer on screen as her focus was on representing Mary’s spirit and personality.”We did not want to imitate her. We are making a Hindi film and we wanted the reach of the film to be wide. I am speaking a lot more in Hindi than Mary speaks and not in Manipuri. And I knew my face would never look like her we did prosthetics and lot of test. I don’t look like Mary. I don’t have the features like her, but I have given blood and soul for this film to make sure I represent Mary’s spirit and her personality to the best of my ability,” Priyanka said in an interview here.”Sanjay sir (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, producer of the film) said the film had to be about the spirit of Mary Kom and the story needs to be told. The fighting spirit of Mary is there in the film. Mary has seen the film and she has cried at some places…situations. She has given me her affirmation.For me, that is the biggest test won. Audience is god. They will decide the fate of the film,” she said.Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra’Mary Kom’ is being touted as one of the much-awaited films of the year, though Priyanka says she never keeps any expectations from her films.”I never keep expectations from my film. I believe in destiny… I feel destiny and hard work go hand in hand. You can do the best and leave the rest. Every film has its own destiny. Off course I want people to love the film and get inspired. The film has personally inspired me a lot,” Priyanka said.advertisement”I am promoting the film because it needs promotion.But if I don’t talk about the film then how will people know about the film and her. I promote all my films irrespective of whether they will do well or not. I believe in commitment. For me, every film of mine is my ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. None of them will get less or more (attention) from me. I enjoy the process of film and the work that goes behind it,” she said.”The story that Saiwyn Quadras wrote on Mary Kom was amazing. It was his idea to make a film on Mary Kom and I give him credit for that. Writers are not given much importance and they don’t get good salary also which I think is tragic. When I heard the story of ‘Mary Kom’ I judged it for its story,” she added.To get into the skin of the character of boxer Mary Kom, Priyanka said she had to work on different things.”Being an actor I am supposed to train, but I am very lazy. It is horrible. I look fit and athletic and that is because my parents genetically look fit and they did not put weight till they were 45 years old. I am blessed that way. I had to go to gym for this film which was my punishment. I did hate going to the gym and I wanted to kill my trainer,” she said in a lighter vein.”This is not fitness. Fitness is very different from being an athlete. For us, fitness means healthy living, eating healthy and walking but this was about determination, focus, diligence, it is a lifestyle, a religion to be a sportsperson.For me, this experience was spiritual. I will never be a sportsperson…it will never happen to me again. I will never be able to represent my country in a competition where my ability will be tested. As an actor I got this opportunity to portray that,” she added.Priyanka reveals as she put in her 100 per cent efforts to play Mary Kom, thanks to the training she got for this film she can now play the sport.”To learn boxing was a religion. Today, I can play the sport as I know the rules, body posture, foot work, I can hit, I can defend I know the game and that was the big take away for me from the film. I did not have to act like a boxer, but I had to become one and that was spiritual,” she added.last_img read more


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first_imgFilmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, contrary to recent reports, won’t be playing the antagonist in his upcoming Tamil film Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, which stars Dhanush in the lead.ALSO READ: Enai Nokki Paayum Thota – Dhanush to sport two different looks, says Gautham MenonALSO READ: Vada Chennai – Vetrimaaran-Dhanush’s film to go on floors in June? “Gautham sir is not playing the baddie. He is too busy juggling between the sets of two projects, including Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada with actor Simbu. Where will he have the time to act? It’s just a rumour that’s going around,” a source close to the director told IANS.Gautham is currently busy wrapping up the last schedule of Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada, and will soon return to the sets of Enai Nokki Paayum Thota.Dhanush will sport two different looks in the film, which is being produced by Ondraga Entertainment.”He has already shot his portion with one of the looks. He will sport a new look and shoot rest of the portion,” the source said.Megha Akash plays Dhanush’s leading lady in Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, which is expected to hit the screens later this year. AR Rahman, who has composed songs for Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada, will compose the songs for Dhanushs film too.last_img read more


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first_imgIndian team Strategic Coach Roger van Gent said India are Indian team Strategic Coach Roger van Gent said India are the favourites in the six-nation tournament because its among the highest ranking teams in the world. “We are a team to defeat because we are among the high-ranked teams in the world at the moment. We are the favorites in Asian Cup Trophy. I am interested to know how our team copes up with the new challenge,” said van Gent, who is spearheading the coaching of Indian team in the absence of Roelant Oltmans. On Birendra Lakra making a comeback, Sreejesh said the ace defender was one of his favourites. He said he would love to fielding him right from the first match, but ultimate decision would rest with Oltmans. “Lakra is one of my favorites, but unfortunately he had to miss out the Rio Olympics. I would love to have him right from the first match, but all depends on Oltmans — the decision lies with him,” he said. “It will be difficult for him to adjust, even though he (Lakra) is fit. International matches are competitive and challenging, even for a normal player,” said Sreejesh. Gent said Lakra brings a lot to the Indian defence as he is handy in pressure situations. “It is important to play Biru (Lakra) because he is able to find solutions in pressure situations. His presence boosts the morale of the team,” he said. “Lakra is match fit. Otherwise he wouldnt have been picked in the squad. I have watched him at the training. I really admire how he has improved on his game, especially after coming from an injury,” said Gent. Asked how he rates Talwinder Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, who were picked in the squad, Sreejesh said, “Talwinder and Lalit Kumar are as good as Akashdeep and Ramandeep (who were left out). There is no problem. We get easy replacements, thanks to the availability of core group of players.” PTI BDN PDS BSadvertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgSpain tried its best, but that ended up being cutting the lead of USA to three (33-30) during the first half. The London gold medalists got the win and a place in the final, prevailing 82-76. After losing two consecutive Olympic finals to USA, Spain was defeated for a third time in the semifinal.It was not easy for the winners, who got 22 points from Klay Thompson and started the game with a 26-17 advantage and pretty much kept it until the end. Spain tried, the half time score was 45-39, but despite staying near their opponents, they couldn’t get the lead or even the tie.The first half included also five technical fouls and DeMarcus Cousins fouled out at the third. Still USA had many options and also a solid defensive effort. Pau Gasol with 23 points tried his best, however it was not enough.USA shot a little better, had a 12 rebounds advantage (53-41) and an amazing game by DeAndre Jordan who scored 9 points and also had 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Sergio Rodriguez with 11 points and 5 assists also had a solid game for Spain.Source: eurohoops.netTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


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first_img Next India’s fashion decadeHow has India’s fashion vocabulary evolved and grown in the last ten years? As we stand at the turning point of this decade, we trace the big style milestones that have shaped how Indians engage with fashion today.advertisement Bandana Tewari April 5, 2019 ISSUE DATE: April 15, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 15:54 IST Model Madhulika SharmaStyled by Smridhi SibalSaree Bodice; Jacket Rahul MishraBangles En IndeShoes Christian LouboutinHair & Makeup Amanender Sidhu. Photograph by BANDEEP SINGHThe last decade has seen the emergence of a unique signature that is sparse on frills but abundant in abstract and academic expressions in fashion. Modern Indian Minimalism-unadulterated by overwhelming embellishments, the hitherto obvious hallmark of most Indian designers-is a language that relies on pattern-cutting, experimentation with yarns, geometry ofThe last decade has seen the emergence of a unique signature that is sparse on frills but abundant in abstract and academic expressions in fashion. Modern Indian Minimalism-unadulterated by overwhelming embellishments, the hitherto obvious hallmark of most Indian designers-is a language that relies on pattern-cutting, experimentation with yarns, geometry of shapes, non-figurative design garnishes and unorthodox traditional techniques.Fashion Of QuietudeWhat makes this movement uniquely Indian is the prominent role Indian textiles play in the minimalist designers’ practice. The resurgence of handmade textiles of India in fashion design-with their invaluable cultural, social and environmental narratives-is what makes this industry exciting today. Indian textiles give designers the tactility to explore the relationship between wearer and weave. These young designers, who graduated from pedigreed design schools across the world, use a unique language of design provocations and interventions, to build their oeuvres. They challenge us to shift our perceptions and constantly question our relationship with clothes. Ruchika Sachdeva of Bodice, winner of the prestigious International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 has a penchant, for instance, for finding a symbiosis between disparate inspirations and techniques. Her Woolmark collection took on the 18th century costumes of Indian nautch girls but designed them using modern and minimalist menswear tailoring. Using natural fabrics including hand-woven textiles by artisans in Uttar Pradesh, Antar Agni’s Ujjawal Dubey is adept at splicing and draping monochromatic fabrics; and by almost completely eliminating surface ornamentation he achieves an overall look that is reminiscent of zen enthusiasts, but with oodles of swag.Taking the lead from thoroughbred rule-breakers of senior designers like Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham & Thakore, Anamika Khanna among others, these designers do not hesitate to imbue their designs with a rich tapestry of thought and passion. Always looking at a labyrinth of esoteric poets, philosophers, architects, etc., that inspire them, they are perched faraway from the brouhaha of Bollywood muses, so now we see a generation of young designers go to great lengths to create authentic narratives of the cloth. They are the realists of today, addressing the form-function duality with much more academic finesse and design precision than their predecessors.advertisementBut here is the interesting part-amidst this fashion of quietude, there also exists a gargantuan wedding fashion industry that spikes up the excess scale, exposing the fashion bipolarity in India today.Excess drowns minimalismThe wedding blitzkrieg that hit India in the last one year with the mega brides- Priyanka Chopra, Isha Ambani Piramal, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, and the way they enthralled Indians world-wide, is demonstrative of India’s increasing obsession with cinematic nuptials, in and out of movie theatres. Weddings today feed into the extravagant mix of tradition, aspiration and modern affluence, accounting for the business of marriage to be a whopping $40-50 billion per annum according to a recent KPMG report. Also, with 50 percent of Indians being below the age of 29, the wedding industry is not only a lucrative business, it is also a massive canvas for Indian designers to test their design sensibility for a generation of women who are becoming increasingly liberal, emancipated and experimental. Designers Rakesh Thakore and David Abraham have always been known for their mindful designs. Photo by M Zhazo CULT OF EXCESS? The wedding industry is a massive canvas for Indian designers to test their design sensibility for a generation of women who are becoming increasingly liberal, emancipated and experimental. A model sports a Rahul Mishra jacket rich in craftsmanship and technique. Photo by Shriya Patil ShindeSabyasachi Mukherjee, the retro-revivalist designer, is at the forefront of this bridal extravaganza of design. From sexing-up the bride with Kamasutra-esque deep décolletage to his homage to spectacular traditional crafts-he has women world-over squealing in delight with every collection. When Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas tied the knot in Udaipur, the actress shared some well-orchestrated photos to her 35.7 million Instagram followers, dressed in a bespoke Sabyasachi Kanauj rose lehenga with intricate French embroidery and fine sequin work that took 3,720 man-hours and 110 embroiderers from Kolkata to create. Of course, it went viral.On the other hand, artist-designer Payal Khandwala, is popular among the non-conformists in wedding celebrations, but who want to look, what she calls-‘Indian modern’. In her refined assemblage of blazing colours, she evokes the mantra ‘fierce and feminine’ that pretty much sums up the women who grew up in the #MeToo generation.Rahul Mishra has seamlessly transferred his nuanced Indian craftsmanship, displayed in Paris Fashion Week every year, to the bridal ensembles of India. “We employ our signature 3D hand embroidered, hand-cut and hand-appliqué style. We use a huge bouquet of embroidery techniques like zardozi, French knots, aari, appliqué and the shading on the flowers is done by using ‘Farishe ka Kaam'” says Mishra.advertisementWhat this means, is that bridal-wear is becoming one of the biggest champions of craft in India. However literally they may be executed, the notions of what opulence means is seeing a paradigm shift-from cheap crystals and garish embellishments to culturally rich handicraft, from different corners of India, which become prized heirloom pieces.Fashion through a gender lensFor aeons, gender identity has been at the centre of fashion’s dialogue. And the last decade has seen the complete overhaul of it. It would be an understatement to say that the history of modern Indian fashion can be traced through the gay lens. This incredibly talented community of Indians, marginalised and living in a grey area of don’t-ask-don’t-tell thus far, has nonetheless played one of the most powerful roles in the fashion industry. They have been at the forefront of creating the alternative, the outré, the swag of fashion as we know it today.Fashion has played a particularly important role, in disseminating very personal, yet powerful messages about egalitarianism and diversity through clothes. Whether it was lead via androgynous clothes or gender fluid designs, or through LGBTQ+ models on the ramp-fashion has always been a place to make subtle pleas to uphold the dignity of the rainbow flag.Today, show after show, we see bold tributes being raised to uphold its sanctity. Chola’s head designer, Sohaya Mishra, fearlessly creates a platform on the ramp for those who are not seemingly accepted. Her “Bye Felicia” fashion show had models and LGBTQ community activists dressed as drag queens, wearing Chola’s latest collection. Whether its gimmicky or not, is a matter of opinion. But to have the faces of the LGBTQ+ movement represented visually right up-front on the ramp is exemplary.Global popular culture has played a pivotal role in opening doors and minds. Laverne Cox on the cover of Time, the TV series Transparent and Call Me Caitlyn were paradigm shifting milestones. Gender prejudice is a thing of the past. Huemn plays this out beautifully with their gender-fluid collections. As a luxe-street meets athletic-leisure brand, it is known to play the zeitgeist card well. It’s last collection was a tribute to the blurring of the male-female binary and broadening the playing field for inclusivity. Photo by M ZhazoThe sustainability questionBy far the biggest change in fashion is coming from the global dialogue on sustainability. Just weeks ago, the United Nations announced the launch of UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion in Nairobi, an effort to bring all the stakeholders of fashion, including NGOs, activists and institutions, etc, to create a cohesive blueprint and address the environmental issues festered by fashion. And countries like India are coming under the microscope because of the sheer manufacturing power it wields. So when Lakme Fashion Week joined hands with the United Nations, to launch the first Circular Design Challenge-it was certainly the need of the hour. This was a sign of things to come: sustainable fashion is priority.advertisement Photograph by Shriya Patil ShindeThe “2017 Global Online Consumer Report” published by KPMG surveyed thousands of people in 50 countries and noted that people no longer “go” shopping, but literally “are” shopping every minute online with their smartphones. This shopping frenzy has resulted in 34 million shipping containers (with a standard length of 20ft) being carted around the world every year. Way back in 1915, German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin called this CBD (compulsive buying disorder) aka oniomania or “buying mania”.Designers in India are beginning to question the consumer’s obsession with novelty. The younger designers, especially ones who are studying sustainable design practices, understand that if they continue to follow linear system of “take-make-waste”, their business will not be able to sustain itself, leave alone the environment. While iconic Indian brands like Arvind Mills and Good Earth are leading the way for sustainable business practices, the relatively new brands in India are also jumping onto the green bandwagon. I Was A Sari is a eco-ethical brand that upcycles pre-loved, used sarees, converting them into very hip, contemporary clothes.For Seerat Virdi, founder of Miesu, ‘wear and re-wear’ is crucial not only to her ideology but her design practice. Her clothes made from fashion waste, can be worn in multiple ways, allowing for clothes to sit in your closet longer (if not forever), instead of being dumped in a landfill. Bareek by Aman Singh makes sure his natty button-down shirts, in cotton or khadi, are created on a non-mechanised loom, and always woven by an artisan. Doodlage by Kriti Tula believes in the ‘scrap to fab’ fashion practice that allows her to upcycle fashion material waste into new garments that are worthy to be on the ramp. “Fast-fashion consumerism is a fairly new concept in India,” she says. “We were given hand-me-downs while growing up. We always did something with useless clothing; used loose or tight clothing by altering them. Growing up this way, I’ve always lived consciously.In many ways fashion has come full circle as Indian designers create their own language, drawing on the best of the past and looking to the future.Bandana Tewari is a lifestyle journalist and sustainability activist. 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first_img Next Reuters ManchesterMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 18:25 IST Manchester United recorded in fall of profit fro last year after a poor season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United finished the 2018-19 season in sixth placeUnited will not be playing in next season’s Champions LeagueEd Woodward said the poor season will not affect to next yearEnglish soccer club Manchester United said it would meet its financial forecasts for 2018-19 despite what it called a “turbulent season” that ended with only a sixth place finish in the Premier League.Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the three months to the end of March fell to 41.2 million pounds ($52.8 million), down from 45.7 million a year earlier, the club said on Thursday.That reflected in part the impact of wage costs of 84.8 million pounds, an increase of 9.7 million pounds from a year ago, mainly due to investment in a playing squad which includes French World Cup winner Paul Pogba and Chilean Alexis Sanchez.Calls to rebuild the squad have grown louder after the 20-time English champions missed out on a berth in next season’s lucrative UEFA Champions League competition.”Preparations for the new season are underway and the underlying strength of our business will allow us to support the manager and his team as we look to the future,” Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said, after what he called a “turbulent season”.Despite a brief upturn in form after replacing manager Jose Mourinho with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the team stuttered in the last few weeks and ultimately finished in sixth place in the domestic league, a whopping 32 points behind champions Manchester City.The club continues to expect revenue of 615-630 million pounds and adjusted EBITDA of 175-190 million pounds for the year to the end of June.Also Read | Manchester City referred to UEFA judicial chamber over alleged FFP breachesadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Man UnitedFollow Ed Woodward Manchester United to meet financial goals after turbulent seasonManchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said that the club will meet their financial goals and support the manager’s transfer needs for next season.advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgVANCOUVER – A look at some key developments from Day 25 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:Liberals:— Liberal Leader Christy Clark’s bid to ban or tax thermal coal received a boost as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would “seriously” consider her suggestion.— Clark is defending a little-known tax rebate program meant to attract international business, which TD Bank used to claim a $2.8-million refund that a court says the province must consider after it first rejected the claim over a missed deadline.— Clark says the International Business Activity Act has created more revenue than it has cost and it’s aimed at luring companies to B.C. after it came under more scrutiny this week when a newspaper report looked at its effectiveness as a job creator.NDP:— The NDP says people deserve answers about the international business activity program because it allows unnamed corporations to receive an unknown amount of taxpayer money with no discernible benefits for B.C.— NDP Leader John Horgan is taking aim at Green voters, appealing to them to back his party to oust the Liberals from power.— Horgan says the New Democrats have much in common with the Greens, including support to reform the electoral system, reducing greenhouse gases and opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.Greens:— Green Leader Andrew Weaver stopped by at an NDP event to challenge to the party’s bid for Green voters.— Weaver says Horgan’s comments smack of voter suppression.— He says he is trying to inspire voters and criticized the Liberals and NDP for running negative ad campaigns that turn off voters to the point they don’t cast a ballot.last_img read more


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first_imgVANCOUVER – A woman who says a series of harassing emails from her ex-husband left her constantly looking over her shoulder, wept as she relayed the torment to a B.C. Supreme Court jury on Tuesday.Patrick Fox is charged with criminal harassment over alleged online communications and publications regarding his ex-wife Desiree Capuano.Crown counsel Mark Myhre told the court emails sent by Fox to Capuano asserted the man would do anything to make her life miserable.“The singular role for the rest of my life is to destroy your life,” Myhre read from one email.The emails sent to Capuano were signed by Patrick or Richard.After providing her testimony from behind a screen in order to block the accused from her view, the screen was removed and Capuano was asked if she recognized the man who sent the emails.She grimaced before turning her head to identify Fox, seated in the prisoners box wearing a red inmate suit.Many emails Fox is alleged to have sent between 2014 and 2016 criticize Capuano’s parenting and call her an “idiot” and “moron.” The court heard those emails were also copied to their son, whose name is protected under a publication ban.In one series of emails read out by the Crown, Fox wrote that he told their son he would shoot Capuano if shooting someone was not morally wrong and illegal.He allegedly wrote that wanting to hurt someone wasn’t illegal and he wouldn’t actually hurt Capuano unless it was in self-defence.“To me what that meant was … if the risk for going to jail was not there, he would shoot me, and he discussed it with our child,” Capuano testified.Fox also faces a charge of possession of firearms in a place where he was not authorized to do so.Capuano told the jury that her son would visit Fox in Vancouver, then return to her home to Arizona acting like a different person, appearing withdrawn and scared.“He would not associate with the family, he would not accept hugs like he normally would,” Capuano said of her son.The court heard Fox created a website revealing Capuano’s personal information, including her home address, place of work, and family photos, along with copies of their email correspondence.The website referred to Capuano as a white supremacist, child abuser and drug addict.Capuano said she was fearful of having her personal information and the identities of her son with Fox and her other son accessible to anyone.“We talked about moving, we talked about hiding identities, about what we could do to disappear so I could protect my family,” she testified.Myhre asked Capuano about her attempts to have the website taken down, including filing an order of protection against Fox in Arizona, contacting the website host and the RCMP.“I couldn’t get anyone to do anything about the website or the harassment and I was still at a point anybody any time Googled my name the website would come up, and it appeared that I wrote the website,” Capuano said.The jury heard that Capuano turned to the media for help and did a televised interview with the CBC in 2016.After the interview, the website changed to reflect that it wasn’t written by her, she said.But the website remained active and Capuano said she believed she lost a job offer because of it.She said she increasingly feared for her safety, believing Fox could illegally enter the U.S.“I know how much he despises me and all of the times he told me the world would be better without me in it,” she said.Capuano said she considered relinquishing custody of their son, but didn’t believe it would help end the harassment.“I could give him everything he wanted and it wouldn’t matter, he wouldn’t stop,” she said.The jury has yet to hear from the defence.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Canadian PressAn RCMP officer in a northern Saskatchewan community has been relocated while police investigate three of his arrests over the weekend.Mounties say the officer was responding to calls involving weapons early Sunday morning in Pelican Narrows.They say two videos of two of the arrests were posted online and show the officer drawing a firearm and using profane language.One of the suspects is underage and cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.A machete was seized during the youth’s arrest.Short videosThe RCMP says the videos are short and only capture a few seconds of the exchanges between the officer and those arrested.“The different aspects of these incidents are being reviewed as part of the RCMP supervisory process, including situational factors, police tactics used and the actions taken by the officer,” the RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.“These incidents will be reviewed in their entirety, including the moments before and after what is shown in the videos.”The RCMP says the officer has been temporarily relocated outside of the community and reassigned to non-frontline work, pending the outcome of the investigation into his conduct.Police are asking anyone with footage of the arrests to contact any RCMP detachmentlast_img read more


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first_imgCALGARY – The association that represents Canadian oil and gas drilling companies says it expects “muted stability” for the industry in 2018 despite recent strengthening in oil prices.The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors is calling for 6,138 wells to be drilled in its 2018 forecast, an increase of just 107 from the number expected to be drilled this year.It says the Canadian rig fleet is expected to shrink by 19 to a total of 615 next year as drilling contractors continue to struggle to find capital needed to keep older equipment running and reinvest in replacement rigs.Last month, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada said it also expects a slight recovery in drilling in Canada in 2018 versus this year but the count will still be 30 per cent lower than in 2014 when oil prices peaked at more than US$100 per barrel.New York-traded crude closed at US$56.42 per barrel on Monday, up from lows of less than US$43 in June.Alberta government-owned lender ATB Financial said Monday the energy sector has “stabilized” and will enjoy a modest rebound in activity next year, helping fuel 3.9 per cent provincial economic growth.last_img read more


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27 March 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on leaders gathered at the Arab League Summit in Libya to support indirect negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians with a common aim of resolving all final issues within 24 months. “There is no alternative to negotiations for a two-State solution,” the Secretary-General said today in his address in the city of Sirte. “I am aware that regional confidence in the Israeli Government is very low, but there is no alternative to getting the parties to the negotiating table and testing their commitment,” he added, noting his concern about an outbreak of violence yesterday near the Gaza border. “For the United Nations, Gaza is a priority,” Mr. Ban said, calling for the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip which has created an “unacceptable and unsustainable” situation on the ground. Mr. Ban visited the area last weekend following the Quartet meeting – comprised of the UN, the European Union (EU), the US and Russia – held in Moscow. Calling for an end to the 1967 occupation, Mr. Ban reiterated his condemnation of settlement activity in East Jerusalem, describing the settlements as “illegal.” “Like all of you, I was deeply dismayed when Israel advanced planning to build 1600 housing units in East Jerusalem. There are several other recent unilateral actions as well,” Mr. Ban said noting Israel”s recent announcement to construct another 20 dwellings and tensions surrounding the Al-Aqsa mosque, among others.He added that while in Gaza, he called publicly for non-violence, a prisoner exchange and Palestinian unity, and singled out Egypt for “its important efforts for Palestinian reconciliation.” Mr. Ban also said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had made it personally clear to him that he is ready to discuss many of these issues. “It is crucial for the international community and the Arab countries to help create a favourable atmosphere in which the talks can succeed. Let that be our common commitment.” Turning to the broader region, the Secretary-General said that while he was encouraged by the improvement in relations between Lebanon and Syria, he was concerned about the escalation in rhetoric and tension and called for the implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions, particularly the 2006 text that calls for an end to hostilities between Hizbollah and Israel. The Secretary-General also called on the international community to support the new Government in Iraq. On Somalia, he called on Arab leaders to help the people there win back stability in their country, by supporting the Transitional Federal Government and the African Union Mission, AMISOM, and highlighted next month”s meeting of the International Contact Group, which the Arab League had agreed to host ahead of the May recovery conference in Turkey.Mr. Ban also noted that Sudan will hold elections next month and referenda next year, and thanked Qatar for its efforts to settle the conflict in the Darfur region. Calling the Arab League “a trusted partner of the United Nations,” the Secretary-General highlighted the progress made in Arab countries on development, climate change and women”s issues, but stressed that more could be done. He later told reporters in Sirte that despite frustrations, it is crucially necessary that Middle East negotiations continue. “Each time when bad things happen, if dialogue is halted or suspended, that will only help all the extremists gain power,” the Secretary-General told journalists. He emphasized the strong determination he had seen firsthand by the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people, led by President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, to build positive facts on the ground, despite the occupation. The Secretary-General also told reporters that President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad had agreed to his proposal to establish a UN Trust Fund to expedite the $4 billion in pledges made in Sharm El Sheikh last year for the reconstruction of Gaza. Mr. Ban also said he has been encouraging the Government of Israel to do more to empower the Palestinian Authority and was hopeful that some progress “can be made on this soon.”While in Libya, Mr. Ban is also holding a series of bilateral meetings with leaders from across the region. He met yesterday with Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, and with President Abbas, to whom he had emphasized “our commitment” to negotiations and to resolving all final details within 24 months. Last night, the Secretary-General spoke to the Arab League”s Follow up Committee on the Arab Peace Initiative. read more


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One of the complaints is that semi-luxury bus operators often load passengers beyond the seating limit despite the extra charge on the ticket.As a result the NTC has decided to scrap the semi-luxury bus service from the end of December this year. (Colombo Gazette) The National Transport Commision (NTC) has decided to scrap the semi-luxury bus service from December.According to the NTC several complaints had been received with regards to the semi-luxury bus in the recent past.


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After five years of intensive, UN-supported work, experts from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan agreed to the text of the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, spokesman Fred Eckhard said. The talks took place from Wednesday through today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. “[The experts] agreed that the signing of the treaty should take place as soon as possible,” the spokesman said.


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first_imgYou may not always want to use your smartphone to capture that special moment, but Olympus has made sure that it can still play a critical role in your photography. OI.Share is the remote control, photo editor, and sharing app for Android and iOS that lends smartphone power to your WiFi-enabled Olympus camera.Remote control apps for WiFi-enabled cameras are nothing new, but it is difficult to find one thatworks well. The OI.Share app by Olympus, paired with their new Pen EP-5 camera (check out PCMag’s review if you want the basic info), gets the job done because the app is able to balance mimicking features on the camera with adding unique tools that are better off on a smartphone.To start things off, the EP-5 camera creates a WiFi hotspot for your phone to connect with (once you have the app installed). You can either snap a photo of the QR Code on the camera display, or you can manually enter in the SSID and password generated by the camera. Once the two are connected, the OI.Share app will grant you access to the features contained within the app.The easiest feature to use — and likely the most common feature for most users to take advantage of — is access to the photos on the camera. From the app you can browse the gallery, take a look at a photo you may be interested in, and save that photo to your phone. Once the image is saved to the phone, you can share it just like you would any other pic on your smartphone. This makes it possible to share via email or a social network from anywhere, without needing to remove the SD card or connecting a cable to your laptop.Initiating the share is easy as well — all you need to do is tap the WiFi button on the camera display to start broadcasting.Remote control is a powerful feature for any camera to have, and remote control over WiFi means you have the benefit of range without needing line-of-sight. The remote control grants you interactive access to the viewfinder and the ability to snap a photo, as well as some basic control over the photo itself.From your touchscreen you can enable tap to focus on the camera, where you tap on the image you see on your phone and the camera focuses on that spot. You can set up camera delay if it is necessary, but there aren’t terribly many other features available that control the actual camera, Tap the shutter button on the screen to capture the image, which you can now view on your phone and save to your phone if needed.Another great feature to the OI.Share app is the editing tool. While all smartphones now have some basic form of photo editing, which include the application of filters and cropping, none of them include the ability to watermark out of the box. Specifically, none of them include a tool that allows you to draw your signature right on the photo as it is being exported from your camera to your phone.The app features a lot of basic editing tools, but the watermarking capability in particular is very well done. You can select your photo, sign the image right from your screen, and position the watermark wherever you like. The app makes it easy to apply more professional watermarks as well, provided you have the file already on the phone in a format the app can deal with. It’s a great tool that allows for quick export without looking sloppy or unprofessional.For anyone looking to combine the smartphone experience with a good camera, Olympus has certainly hit the mark with OI.Share. The whole experience wraps around adding features when they might be an improvement instead of relying heavily on one experience or the other. The camera isn’t bogged down with the extra software, which wouldn’t work as well on the built in display, and the app is incredibly simple to use. It’s a true companion app experience, which can often be the difference between a good experience and a great one.last_img read more


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first_img Recommended for you Jazz & Soul concert to raise money for Youth instruments Related Items:crystal charles, jazz & soul concert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Nov 2015 – Young people registered at the Edward Gartland Youth Center are learning how to use brass instruments thanks to instruction from Branford Handfield; talented local musician, singer and songwriter and tonight a fundraiser is set to unfold at the Palms Resort to support the programme. Chrystal Charles, also known as TESS is promising a soul-stirring show and says in addition to her mix of R&B and old school hits, will be a new release performed by Carl Lewis; that Reggae love song is called: ‘For You’. Tickets ($50) are still available for the show; which is tonight from 8pm.center_img Crystal ‘TESS’ Charles hailed as ideal to draw out young talent Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


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first_img April 23, 2018 Annual “State of the Air” report released; San Diego region ranked sixth worst in nation for ozone pollution KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 23, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:33 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The American Lung Association in California released our annual “State of the Air” report, which grades California counties on air quality, specifically looking at harmful ozone and particle pollution. In this year’s report, San Diego County received an F grade for ozone and C grade for particle pollution. The news release is below. The San Diego/Carlsbad metro region once again made the national top 10 list for worst air quality in the country when it comes to ozone.More information about the county grades can be found at www.stateoftheair.org/california2018. Other key findings include:• The San Diego/Carlsbad metro region ranked sixth worst in the nation for ozone pollution, our worst ranking in the last five years.• The good news is that particle pollution in San Diego County continues to decrease, despite an uptick in the 2016 report.The San Diego region is continuing to display leadership in the fight for clean air, especially in reducing fossil fuel use by utilities and consumers:• 43% of San Diego’s electricity comes from renewable sources, among the highest levels in the nation among investor-owned utilities.• The city of San Diego, and several smaller municipalities, have adopted strict Climate Action Plans to reduce fossil fuel use.• The San Diego region is aggressively installing electric vehicle charging stations in residences and public areas, making it one of the nation’s leading areas for electric vehicle use.• The American Lung Association sponsors the Plug in to Clean Air program to educate the community about electric vehicle use.• The local utility offers the Power Your Drive program to assist multi-family housing complexes and commercial areas to install charging stations, and offers subsidies in low-income areas.Additionally, the American Lung Association in California invites all San Diegans to join us in strongly supporting California’s climate leadership and effective vehicle pollution standards, and in opposing federal EPA attempts to delay, roll back and weaken air quality rules.More information about the county grades can be found at www.stateoftheair.org/california2018 last_img read more


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first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball signee Nyah Green will take part in the Jordan Brand Classic this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.The Jordan Brand Classic, now in its 18th year, hosts the greatest male and female high school basketball players in the country. For the first time the brand’s marquee event will be held at Las Vegas’ newest sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena.The double-header will be held on Saturday with the Girls’ game tipping off at 6 p.m., followed by the Boys’ game at 8 p.m. PST.”We are constantly inspired by the next generation of elite basketball players and are excited to host the best of the best for Jordan Brand Classic.  We’re looking forward to treating this year’s rising athletes to a whole new experience in Las Vegas.” said Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand.Green, also a McDonald’s All-American, comes to Louisville as the No. 12-ranked player in the class of 2019, according to espnW HoopGurlz. The five-star prospect is tabbed as the seventh-best player at the guard position. She is ranked seventh overall and as the third-best guard by Prospects Nation.Following her senior season, she was named USA Today All-American Honorable Mention after averaging 17 points per game. She led Bishop Lynch to a TAPPS 6A state runner-up last season, averaging 18.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 37 games. At the conclusion of the season, she was named TAPPS 1-6A MVP. Story Links She averaged 14.9 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore when Bishop Lynch won the TAPPS 6A state championship. She was a first-team all-state selection.For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


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first_imgSix persons, including two juveniles have been arrested by the Delhi Police for brutally killing a 35-year-old man after the victim indulged in an argument with two of the accused at a petrol pump in West Delhi on Wednesday night.The victim has been identified as Surender Singh, a resident of Mahavir Nagar area in Tilak Nagar and was once arrested in the year 2008 under the charges of murder. However, he was out of jail on bail. On Wednesday night, at around 10.30 pm, he went to the petrol pump on his scooty in Paschim Vihar. According to the police, when Singh reached the petrol pump, he had an argument with two men, later identified as Vinay and Md Khalid. They were riding on one motorcycle. A minor scuffle also took place between them but the petrol pump staff intervened to bring the situation under control.Singh then left the petrol pump and headed towards the District Centre. The duo followed him and also asked four of their friends, identified as Raja, Deepak and two juveniles, to reach District Centre at around 11.30 pm. All six accused, including the two juveniles thrashed him. In defence, he whipped out his knife but one of the men from the other group snatched away his knife and stabbed him to death, after which they fled.last_img read more


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first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more read more News | Breast Density | September 12, 2018 California’s Dense Breast Inform Law Extended Through 2025 State’s 2013 Density Inform Law Sunset on January 1, 2019 Rescinded News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature this week on Dense Breast Tissue Awareness bill (SB-1034) means the requirement to notify California women about breast density will continue uninterrupted through January 1, 2025.To date, four state dense breast inform laws requiring notification have been enacted with sunset clauses setting an expiration date: North Dakota, California, Washington and Florida.  North Dakota’s law, which went into effect in April 2015, expired on July 31, 2017. Washington’s law sunsets on January 1, 2025 and Florida’s on June 30, 2023.In her presentation to the California Assembly Health Committee, the bill’s sponsor Senator Holly J. Mitchell stated, “Patients are their own best advocates; they cannot be effective advocates if they are not informed.”According to patient advocate Amy Colton, who spearheaded efforts for both the original and current legislation, “This is potentially life-saving information for the women of California. While our hopes were for a complete repeal of the sunset clause, we are grateful California women will continue to receive information about their breast density and its implications for cancer detection and risk. The notification provides a foundation for the continued, critical conversation between patients and physicians to increase early detection.”Senator Mitchell’s office requested scientific background and input from DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) to support the legislative effort. “Breast cancer screening either is important or it’s not,” added JoAnn Pushkin, DB-I executive director, “And if it is, being an informed patient is particularly important for those women with dense breasts who are both at greater risk of developing breast cancer and of having that cancer missed by mammography.”While 35 states now have enacted legislation, they vary in depth and breadth of notification, and not all density inform laws actually require that women be provided information about their own breast density.  The call is growing for a single national reporting standard to address this disparity. On the federal regulatory level, the Food and Drug Administration anticipates publishing proposed amendments to the Mammography Quality Standards Act regulations for notice or comment.  On the federal legislative front, the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017 has been introduced in both the Senate (S 2006) and House (HR 4122).For further explanation about federal efforts and for state-by-state legislative analysis, visit the Legislative Information tab at educational website DenseBreast-info.org.Also see:Confused About Mammography Screening Guidelines?California Women In Favor of Extending State’s Breast Density Inform LawVIDEO: Developments in Breast Density Legislation and Screening Guidelines FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more last_img read more


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first_imgHighgate private school in Nicosia will be terminating operations at the end of March, as it said it is unable to financially sustain the school and to operate the premises.In a letter sent out to staff and parents last week, the head teacher of the school, Dr Maria Theochari, said that “after many rigorous efforts to find solutions and a place for relocation in time for the new academic year, we find ourselves unable to financially sustain the school and operate on the current premises while being exposed to lack of permits.”With the school closing down the school mid-year, parents were told that efforts had been made by the management so that students can continue their education at the Falcon School, provided that class numbers are viable.In a letter from the Falcon School, parents were told that “since there is clearly an urgent need for you to settle your children in a new school, we have made arrangements to provide extra places at the Falcon, although it will not be possible to accommodate absolutely everyone from the Highgate.”Highgate was founded in 1991 as a primary school and was given all the necessary permits. After 2001, it also began operating as a secondary school for which it never received a licence.Since 2012, when it moved to new premises, its current location, the school failed to submit all documents that prove that it fulfils all criteria to operate as a registered private school, resulting in graduates having a leaving certificate that is unrecognised by the Republic of Cyprus, though it still offered IGCSEs and A levels.In 2017, the school lost its permit to also run its primary education programme, before having its operation licence removed.“The school was given ample time to do what it had to do but it failed to fully respond to the preconditions set by law,” head of the ministry’s department of private education, Froso Tofaridou told the Cyprus Mail in October 2017.Private schools, she said, to be given an operating licence, must fulfil a set of criteria on infrastructure, curricula, faculty and internal regulations.The school reportedly failed to comply with criteria concerning infrastructure. A dispute had also been going on for several years between the landlord and the school management over delayed rent, to the tune of hundreds of thousands, which also hinders other procedures.While the management of Highgate was working until today to satisfy all demands provided by the law to be able to obtain its operating licence, it was unable to do so, resulting in the school have to close this month. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more