first_imgAs part of the Uttar Pradesh government’s efforts to maintain law and order during Deepavali, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to identify “intruders”, especially Bangladeshi citizens, “living illegally” in the State.Officials have been asked to obtain detailed information about the activities of these foreign nationals.“He [Mr. Adityanath] said that such foreign intruders living illegally are a threat to law and order,” a government spokesperson said here on Monday.The Chief Minister asked officials to keep a close watch on the Naxal-affected districts and those on the State’s boundaries. Keeping in mind the upcoming festivals and municipal elections in the State, officials have been instructed to monitor “anti-social elements” at the local level. Suspect listPolice officers have been told to compile a list of “suspects” in every thana (police station).“The government’s priority is rule of law. No lapse will be tolerated in that regard,” Mr. Adityanath was quoted as saying by the government.The Chief Minister passed the directions in a high-level videoconference with police and administrative officials, including Director-General of Police Sulkhan Singh and Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, to discuss security measures for Deepavali, Chhath Puja and municipal elections.last_img read more

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo READ: LOOK: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas Pilipinas Already missing the services of June Mar Fajardo (strained calf) and Christian Standhardinger (stiff neck and shoulder), the Philippines also had to deal with Raymond Almazan’s foul woes and Calvin Abueva’s sprained ankle after he slipped in the paint at the 2:01 mark of the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCalvin Abueva being helped off to the bench. Photo from Fiba.comBut the Phoenix rookie came to the rescue as he drilled seven triples to finish with 25 points for the Philippines, which awaits the winner of the playoff between Japan and Korea for its next match up. He also had four assists.The quarterfinals are slated on Wednesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Romeo struggled to get his offense in the game, but made a living from the charity stripe, canning six of his seven freebies to finish with 10 markers, three assists, and two rebounds in the win.READ: Gilas Pilipinas routs Iraq, stays unscathed in Fiba Asia CupQatar remains winless in its three outings.Elhadary paced the Qataris with 23 points, six assists, three rebounds, and three steals in the losing effort, while Saad got a double-double of 18 markers, 11 boards, three dimes, and two steals.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 80 – Wright 25, Cruz 13, Norwood 10, Romeo 10, Castro William 6, Pogoy 5, Almazan 4, Aguilar 3, Abueva 2, Jalalon 2.QATAR 74 – Elhadary 23, Saad 18, Erfan 9, Abdelhaleem 8, Al-Muftah 6, Mohamed 6, Mohmmed 4, Abdelkawy 0, Al-Darwish 0, Al-Rayes 0.Quarters: 25-16, 41-27, 59-47, 80-74. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Matthew Wright. Photo from Fiba.comBanking on its torrid three-point shooting, Gilas Pilipinas snared the top seed in Group B with an 80-74 victory over Qatar Sunday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.Matthew Wright compensated for the Filipinos’ problems up front and caught fire to help them sweep Group B of the continental tilt, which also included China and Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games gives Malaysia tourism a big push NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreWright wasn’t the only one who got going from downtown as the team shot 15-of-42 from three.Carl Bryan Cruz added 13 markers on a 3-of-9 shooting from three, while Gabe Norwood shot 2-of-4 from beyond the arc to wound up with 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.Norwood’s three-pointer at the 7:49 mark of the third quarter gave the Philippines a 20-point edge, 49-29, but Qatar leaned on Mansour Elhadary and Abdulrahman Saad to slice the lead down to as low as five, 75-70, with 2:06 to play.Photo from Fiba.comHowever, Wright was there to restore order as he banged a corner three, followed by the dagger floater from Terrence Romeo to seal the deal for Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

first_imgTamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s resignation, accusing him of securing a fraudulent victory in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. “Chidambaram’s tenure as minister is untenable. He should resign. All the votes that he won were actually won by my candidate. He was never elected to Parliament in first place. He has done a fraud on the nation,” Jayalalithaa said at a press conference after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Chidambaram, who was trailing his nearest rival for most of the counting, was eventually declared elected from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. A case against his election is pending in the Supreme Court.During her meeting with the prime minister, Jayalalithaa presented a list of demands for her state and ruled out any move to join the UPA. “At present, the Congress and the DMK are allies. In such a situation, it is inappropriate for me to call Congress president Sonia Gandhi,” Jayalalithaa said on her first visit to Delhi after her assembly poll win.The AIADMK chief said she was keen to maintain friendly relations with the Centre and hoped for assistance on several state projects, including an additional 1000 MW of power from the central grid.Asked about several DMK leaders being mired in the 2G scam probe, Jayalalithaa launded the role of the judiciary in pushing the investigation. “The action taken by the Supreme Court in the 2G scam has restored my faith in the judiciary,” she said.The AIADMK chief reiterated her demand for the resignation of Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran, who is accused of irregularities in the 2G scam. “The prime minister must remove Maran if he does not step down,” she said.advertisementJayalalithaa’s two-day trip to Delhi had raised speculation that the Congress and the AIADMK were warming up to each other. On Monday, the first day of her trip to Delhi, many politicians paid Jayalalithaa a visit. Among them were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and CPI leader D. Raja.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Jul 15 (PTI) Given a chance national womens table tennis champion Manika Batra is keen to get tips from her idol, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, ahead of her debut in next months Rio Olympic Games. “I will try to talk to Saina and get her advice. I have been preparing well. I have been training for three hours in the morning and three in the evening. I had also gone to Tokyo to train at their national centre for 7-8 days last month,” said the 20-year-old lanky paddler here today. The 5-foot, 10-inch tall player, who is supported by Pune-based sports NGO Lakshya, boasts of a victory over world no. 6 Kasumi Ishikawa, who made the womens singles semi finals at the London Games four years ago. The victory over Ishikawa, a world championship quarterfinalist in 2009 and a member of the silver medal winning Japan team in 2012 at London, is Manikas personal best show so far at the international level. Former national champion and coach Kamlesh Mehta praised the youngster as “a very hardworking player”. “She is the highest ranked Indian woman (currently at 130) for the last one and a half years. I am hopeful of her breaking into the top 100. We are confident she would do her best,” said Mehta who has been the countrys best performer in Olympics table tennis with six victories out of ten matches spread over two Games (1988 and 1992). Three other Indian paddlers have also qualified. Achanta Sharath Kamal would be figuring in his third Olympic Games (earlier he had taken part in 2004 and 2008) while Mouma Das and Saumyajit Ghosh will be figuring in their second Games. Mouma had taken part at the 2004 Games in Athens along with Sharath while Ghosh and Ankita Das represented the country at the London Olympics four years ago. According to Mehta, Sharath Kamal and Ghosh have a good chance to make the August 1 cut-off to figure in the first round (players ranked between 33 and 48) while the two Indian women, in all probability, would have to play in the preliminary rounds. “You have to be hundred per cent fit and totally focussed through mind training,” Mehta said. PTI SSR NRB AH AH RDSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Tab Baldwin out as next Gilas head coach, eyed as program director for national team Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Revenues rose from 504 to 621 million euros, while losses increased from 19 to 40 million euros during a season in which Juventus was knocked out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals.Juventus would have earned 30 million euros more from UEFA if it had reached the Champions League final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Ticket sales rose by nearly 15 million euros last season while player and coaching staff wages increased by 68 million euros to 301 million euros.There was also a boom in merchandise sales. Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)TURIN, Italy — Juventus’ revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s hefty transfer fee of 100 million euros and a salary of 31 million euros ($34 million).The publicly traded club released financial statements Friday and proposed a capital increase of 300 million euros to cover costs through 2023-24.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border PLAY LIST 01:05Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ronaldo transferred from Real Madrid to Juventus in July 2018.The statement also included details on Adidas’ sponsorship of the team. The contract was modified in December to an eight-year deal through 2026-27 for a total of 408 million euros plus bonuses.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

first_imgSecond seed Karolina Pliskova survived a see-saw encounter against unheralded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova to win 6-2 4-6 6-3 on Thursday and reach the French Open third round for the first time.Australian Open finalist last year, the Czech world number three looked to be cruising to victory after clinching the first set in 20 minutes.Pliskova, who has won two titles this season, inexplicably lost her rhythm in the second set and her unforced errors started to mount up as Alexandrova displayed her staying power in the baseline rallies.”I did not play my best tennis today, but I am happy I have finally reached the third round,” Pliskova told reporters. “Still not really happy with the way I was playing. I would say (I played) a little bit better than (in the) first round.””I feel like I can be more aggressive sometimes. I was playing too short so that’s why she was pushing me a little bit more.”The Russian world number 86 wasted a set point at 5-3 but made amends in the next game to level the match.Pliskova, though, was in no mood for any further drama. She broke midway through the third set and settled the contest on her second match point.”I know I can play better if I go deep in the tournament,” Pliskova added. “What I done even today it’s kind of special still. I have a chance.”last_img read more

first_imgEnergy Minister Cecil Clarke welcomed Natural Resources CanadaMinister John Efford and Nova Scotia’s Energy Team to one of theworld’s largest oil and gas shows today, May 3, in Houston Texas. Both ministers officially opened Café Nova Scotia, a networkingand operating centre located at the Nova Scotia booth, beforetouring the 35th Offshore Technology Conference that runs fromtoday until Thursday. “With more than 2,500 exhibitors, we wanted to create a presencethat stood out and made our Nova Scotia companies proud,” saidMr. Clarke. “Early on we’ve had industry representatives from allover the world stop by our exhibit to ask questions and learnmore about the opportunities in Nova Scotia’s offshore. This iswhat we’ve come for — to promote Nova Scotia’s offshorepotential and the success of our companies.” Staff from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy will conduct atechnical presentation on Nova Scotia’s offshore potential, whileMr. Clarke, and MLAs Frank Corbett and Michel Samson will tour a3-D seismic visualization centre owned by Schlumberger. More than 37 Nova Scotia companies and organizations –representing Nova Scotia’s expertise in engineering, fabrication,supply and services, training and business development — areexhibiting with the Department of Energy and the Offshore/OnshoreTechnologies Association of Nova Scotia (OTANS) at the four-dayconference. “This conference gives our members an outstanding opportunity tomake connections with companies from around the world, as well aswithin our own delegation,” said Tim Brownlow, chair of OTANS.”Having government and industry together as one delegation showsthese key industry representatives how committed Nova Scotia isto developing the offshore.” The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Nova Scotia BusinessInc., and the Greater Halifax Partnership will also join the NovaScotian delegation being led by the Department of Energy andOTANS. Irving Shipbuilding Inc., will also have a booth at theconference. Other Nova Scotia companies are also attending theconference on an individual basis. Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is theworld’s foremost event for the development of offshore resourcesin the fields of drilling, exploration, production, andenvironmental protection.last_img read more

first_imgThe Office of the Ombudsman will hold an information session for seniors in the Sydney area on Monday, July 9. The session will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Cove Guest Home, 320 Alexandra St., Sydney. Representatives from the Ombudsman’s office will be available to talk to seniors about how the Ombudsman’s office can help seniors and their families navigate government processes. The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent agency that addresses administrative concerns about provincial or municipal government services. Its services are provided free of charge. For more information on the session call toll-free 1-800-670-1111, e-mail ombudsman@gov.ns.ca or see their website at www.gov.ns.ca/ombu .last_img read more

first_imgThe province will protect classrooms from escalating fuel prices. “Government will provide assistance for rising fuel prices,” Education Minister Karen Casey said. “School boards are in a unique position: they have fixed costs in some areas that are hard to reduce. For example, buses have set routes and schools need to be heated. We do not want rising global oil prices to have a negative impact on the classroom here in Nova Scotia. Therefore, we have taken this action.” Recently, the price of oil has hit record levels in international markets. It has risen more than 30 per cent since February. School boards are to budget for 2008-09 using the cost per litre from February. If future prices exceed that, government will provide assistance for actual costs because of the higher price, Ms. Casey said. Ms. Casey spoke to board superintendents via conference call to outline the initiative. “I told them, with this assistance, we would expect them to limit their staff adjustments to those required because of enrolment changes,” she said. The initiative was welcomed by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. “This is a very positive announcement that will make the budget process easier,” said superintendent Noel Hurley. “Rising high fuel prices are, of course, a big cost pressure for us, so I’m grateful the minister has been able to ease it.”last_img read more

first_imgAs Minister of Health and Wellness, I know few things are more important to Nova Scotians than health care. This is why I am so pleased to share how the Better Care Sooner plan is making a real difference for Nova Scotia families. Almost two years ago, we put together a genuine plan with that goal in mind. Government knew that emergency departments were overcrowded. We agreed that patients were waiting too long to receive emergency care and we planned to do something about it. This plan included a promise to open more hospital beds to admit patients stuck in emergency departments. I’m pleased to say that we have done just that. Six months ago, I stood in the QEII Health Sciences Centre and announced government’s investment in new beds and a rapid assessment unit. In September, this new unit began receiving patients from across the province coming to Halifax. They are now being diverted from busy emergerncy rooms and gaining faster access to specialist care they need. On that September day, I was optimistic about the tremendous potential of the new unit. And our promise to help patients. Capital Health is reporting that nearly 1,200 patients have benefited to date. These are people who have travelled by ambulance from communities as far away as Sydney and Yarmouth. While our highly trained paramedics do their very best to keep patients comfortable, the last thing people need is a long wait after such a long drive. Our investment in the rapid assessment unit was intended to reduce emergency department bottlenecks and provide Nova Scotians with better access to emergency care, sooner. And this is exactly what is happening. The additional medicine beds have helped decrease the bed wait time for admitted general medicine patients by more than an hour. As well, significantly fewer patients are experiencing the frustration, disappointment and delay in care caused by cancelled surgeries. These cancellations have dropped by more than half as a result of the new beds. One of government’s most important commitments is to provide Nova Scotians with better health care. And our Better Care Sooner plan announced in December is based on standards that set and raise the bar on quality care. This plan delivers government’s commitment to keep emergency rooms open and shorten wait times. I’m pleased with the progress we have made. But believe me, I understand, and government understands, that there is still more work to be done. And we are committed to doing it. -30-last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Forty-year-old Dipu Senapati, who went to Digha from Hooghly, was swept away in strong current on Tuesday as the sea turned turbulent.The East Midnapore district administration carried out a campaign in all the breach towns following a weather alert. All the visitors were asked not to go to the sea for bathing. There were police pickets at various points along the beach in different areas of Digha. It was alleged that the victim along with the others went to the sea defying the police instruction. The victim’s wife fell after being hit by a wave. Seeing the incident the victim rushed to the spot for her rescue. The woman was saved but Senapati was swept away. The victim’s family was among team that visited Digha on Monday morning. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe body of the victim was later rescued from the sea. The body was sent to the Digha State General Hospital for the post mortem examination. The weather office had already warned Midnapore district administration that the sea may remain turbulent due to the formation of a low pressure trough. The MeT office also predicted light to moderate rainfall in various South Bengal districts. The city received a light rainfall on Tuesday while various South Bengal districts witnessed light to moderate rainfall. The weather office has already predicted more rainfall in South Bengal in the next 24 hours. The North Bengal districts will also receive light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – A man at the centre of a controversy over Sikh separatism that is hounding the prime minister says he has worked with politicians from a number of parties since he was released from prison for the attempted assassination of an Indian cabinet minister.Jaspal Atwal said he has asked his social network in Surrey, B.C., to vote for different politicians because he supports what they are trying to achieve in his community.After working to rebuild his reputation following the 1986 attempt on the cabinet minister’s life, Atwal said he’s frustrated that some of those who have asked for help have turned on him in public.“If I’m that dangerous, then why the hell are they calling me?” Atwal said in an interview with the Canadian Press on Saturday. He declined another interview on Monday.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office has distanced itself from Atwal, saying he is not a “friend” of Trudeau, after Atwal was invited to a pair of events during Trudeau’s recent official visit to India.Atwal said the pair once sat together in Atwal’s Hummer, about nine years ago, and the prime minister knows him by name. While he called it a “good relationship,” he said he did not consider Trudeau a “friend.”He said Trudeau has never asked him for help on a campaign.Atwal was convicted of attempting to kill Indian cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu during a visit to Vancouver Island. He was also charged, but not convicted, in connection with a 1985 attack on Ujjal Dosanjh, a staunch opponent of the Sikh separatist movement, who later became B.C. premier and a federal Liberal cabinet minister.New Democrat Jinny Sims and former Liberal legislature member Brenda Locke both asked for his help in the 2017 B.C. election, Atwal said.Sims, who is now minister of citizens’ services, denied the claim in a statement, saying she has met Atwal but she does not know him well and has never invited him to campaign for her.“During campaigns, extensive outreach for volunteers takes place including through mass messages. It is possible that Mr. Atwal has received such a message, however it would not have been at my request,” Sims said.Locke said she asked everyone she knows to talk to their friends about voting for her, including Atwal.“He obviously knows a lot of people in Surrey. He’s lived there a long time and is active in the community. And so, like every politician in Surrey does, you talk to people you know who know people. That’s how politics works,” said Locke, who lost her seat in Surrey-Green Timbers.“The Jaspal Atwal I know is a community-minded person in the city of Surrey. He’s a grandfather, his grandkids play hockey. That’s who I know.”Atwal said he doesn’t understand why there is controversy when he attends some political events but not others. He said he attended several events in Ottawa hosted by the former Conservative government when it was led by then-prime minister Stephen Harper, with no issue.Atwal shared with The Canadian Press photos of himself with former B.C. premier Christy Clark and former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, plus a copy of a reference letter that he says former Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal wrote for him in 2002.“Since his release from prison in 1992, Mr. Atwal has been coping with his rehabilitation and is becoming a productive member of society,” the letter says.Grewal couldn’t be reached for comment, but in an interview with the Vancouver Sun at the time he said he didn’t remember writing the letter.Atwal said he gets no personal gain from helping politicians win votes, only the satisfaction of helping his community.“If you’re not involved, how are you going to change (things). I never ask them to do anything for me,” Atwal said.Atwal said he’s frustrated that he can’t seem to escape the label of “terrorist” so many years after he paid his dues. He doesn’t understand why people don’t remember him for getting a gash across his throat when he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter in Vancouver when he was 29.“It’s not just in Punjab, Vancouver. All over the world, they’re showing I’m the biggest terrorist,” Atwal said.He said he feels disappointed, “but at the same time, I’m not going to stop. I’m against the Khalistan. I learned my lesson.”last_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA — A video circulating the internet showing a cyclist throwing his own feces at the windshield of a car has sparked an investigation by Victoria police.The cyclist and vehicle were involved in a collision at an intersection on Saturday and what happened afterwards was captured on video by Joshua Loftus, a salesman at a car dealership, which he shared on Facebook and Reddit.Loftus told CFAX radio he didn’t see the collision but while he was standing outside to greet customers, he saw the cyclist open the car door.He says the cyclist then defecated and threw his waste at the windshield of the car.Loftus says he also saw the cyclist smash one of the car’s turn signals before getting on his bike and riding away.Const. Matt Rutherford says the driver of the vehicle and bystanders did the right thing by not reacting.“The driver of the vehicle remained in the vehicle, locked her door, closed her windows,” he said. “And several bystanders were able to assist by calling 911, getting pictures of the suspect as well as filming the incident. So people are just encouraged to call us as soon as possible, and we can come and do our jobs.”Police were called by multiple bystanders, who also took pictures and videos.“I thought in my head ‘Well, maybe I should get my camera out, because this might be something,’ ” Loftus added.last_img read more

first_imgDanielle Bradbery, winner of the fourth season of NBC’s The Voice, visited patients at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston on Monday, July 15.Danielle Bradbery visited patients at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The singer, and local Houston native, visited heart patients at the bedside and even spent time at Radio Lollipop, the hospital’s radio station for kids.Bradbery is a 16-year-old country artist who has never had a vocal lesson. With natural talent, her cousin encouraged her to start singing, and she soon had her first performance at a church festival. She released her debut single, “The Heart of Dixie” on July 16 and will perform it live on NBC’s Today Show on July 17.Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation, Texas Children’s has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children’s has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.last_img read more

first_imgSteven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, presented Mellody Hobson and George Lucas with the Institute’s 2016 Ambassador for Humanity Award at the organization’s annual gala last week.Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Mellody Hobson, George LucasActor Harrison Ford was one of the evening’s special guests. The gala presenting sponsor was The Walt Disney Company, a dedicated supporter of the organization.Mellody and George were honored for their steadfast commitment to dynamic and innovative humanitarian efforts, and their longtime support of USC Shoah Foundation.Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments. Lucas is one of the world’s most distinguished filmmakers.“Mellody and George are worthy recipients who understand the importance of vigilance and education in countering hatred around the world,” Spielberg said. “We are pleased to recognize them for their remarkable commitment to education and diversity, to visual arts and storytelling and to leveraging technology for humanitarian efforts.”Lucas is a graduate of USC, and both he and Hobson are esteemed leaders and supporters of the university and its diverse community.“Mellody Hobson and George Lucas not only share this university’s passion for education, research, inclusion and diversity, but they also understand the value and importance of preserving and sharing the 54,000 testimonies in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “As recipients of the Ambassador for Humanity Award, they join an inspiring group of past honorees whose collective dedication ensures that we keep the flame of memory alive by educating and enlightening future generations.”The Ambassadors for Humanity event is a crucial part of the Institute’s efforts helping to forge partnerships that sustain the organization into the future. The gala raises much-needed general funds to support its educational programs including expansion of the Institute’s award-winning IWitness website, professional development for educators globally, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, academic conferences, expanding access to the Visual History Archive and testimony preservation, to name a few.“As we see the continuing rise of hatred and racism, the work of the Institute is as important as ever,” said Executive Director Stephen Smith. “We are pleased to honor Mellody and George who embody the Institute’s mission and goals, and have an opportunity to join forces to bring attention and awareness to our mutual educational efforts.”last_img read more

first_imgHis Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex met former rugby players who have suffered life-changing injuries and their families during the charity’s annual forum at Twickenham Stadium.Duke of Sussex visits RFU Injured Players FoundationCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukThe RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) provides support and information to rugby players in England who have sustained catastrophic injuries playing the game, and help prevent future injuries through research and education. The charity’s assistance is available to any player and their families, from grassroots up to professional level, to empower them to lead their lives as fully and independently as they are able to.The Duke met a number of the IPF’s clients as they take part in activities including archery, tennis and boccia, and heard how these former rugby players have been supported by the charity following their life-changing injuries. The Duke also met a number of the charity’s partners, including rehabilitation organisations who work to support the players on their journeys to recovery.The Client Forum is designed to enable injured players and their families to learn about the IPF’s support programmes, its research and try out some of the activities as part of the IPF Engage programme. It is also an opportunity for IPF clients to let the charity know what their priorities are and what they think of the IPF’s support so they can learn how to further improve their services.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

first_imgBarry Heath wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on interviews with the families published by members of the media. (CBC News/Trevor Bothorel) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Boulet said Heath contacted many of the group’s representatives, including fellow Broncos’ dad Scott Thomas, who told him the families were not ready to talk for the book.Boulet said Heath rushed to put out the book so it would be the first of its kind.He set the release for Sept. 15, just days after the team’s home opener, and announced a book signing on that day at the Coles bookstore in Lloydminster. Boulet said he urged Coles to cancel the book signing and refuse to sell the book.center_img Advertisement Advertisement The families of the Humboldt Broncos crash victims are urging people not to buy a recently released book about the team.Barry Heath, a former Saskatchewan coroner and veterinarian, wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on media interviews with the families.Toby Boulet, whose son Logan died in the crash, said the 29 families did not endorse the book. Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgBy Cheikh Lioussi Rabat- For the first time in the history of Italian football, a female referee conducted a football match while wearing the Islamic head covering, known as hijab.Chahida Chekkafi, a young Italian of Moroccan origin, was the referee of a football match between two male teams, San Luigi and Karimou Stradevar, in the north of Italy. Chekkafi was born and raised in Italy. As a 16-year-old referee for the Italian football league for young players, she commanded the admiration of those who know her. Her mother was a football player in Morocco.The Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera dedicated an article on its front page on Monday to the story, and quoted the President of the Committee of Referees in Milan describing Chahida as “shy and young but talented and determined.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

TORONTO — Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust says it will pay $231.5-million to acquire four Ontario shopping centres anchored by Walmart stores.Two of the centres are in Ottawa and the neighbouring Kanata, while the other two are in Niagara Falls and Port Perry, which is north of Oshawa.The Ottawa property includes a five-storey office tower.Calloway says all four shopping centres a fully occupied and will immediately add to the real estate trust’s funds from operations.It is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trust, with about $7-billion of assets following this transaction.Calloway says it was the successful bidder for the properties, which have been owned jointly by Walmart and SmartCentres Realty Inc. read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower as lingering concerns about lagging global growth weighed on metals and mining and gold stocks.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index ended the day down 70.99 points at 13,411.63.The loonie gained 0.06 of a cent to 75.39 cents U.S.In New York, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks climbed 27.73 points to 17,758.21, the broader S&P 500 index gained 3.14 points to 2,081.72 and the Nasdaq index lost 12.06 points to 5,083.24.On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose 40 cents to US$1,088.50 an ounce, the December crude contract climbed 34 cents to US$44.21 a barrel and the December contract for natural gas was up two cents at US$2.32 per mmBtu.December copper declined by a penny to US$2.22 a pound. read more