Bharatpur voters rue closure of industries

first_imgVoters in eastern Rajasthan’s Bharatpur Lok Sabha constituency, an erstwhile Jat kingdom, rue its inclusion in the National Capital Region and Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) which has put the brakes on the region’s industrial growth. As the successive governments failed to promote non-polluting industries, the youths here are mostly without work. Once represented by veteran leaders such as Natwar Singh, Rajesh Pilot, Ram Kishan and Vishvendra Singh, Bharatpur was declared a reserved constituency for the Scheduled Castes in the 2008 delimitation. Since then, the electoral battle has shifted from the erstwhile royals to Dalit communities, including Jatavs and Kolis, as the political parties seek to exploit their fault lines.Congress candidate Abhijeet Kumar Jatav has joined politics after taking voluntary retirement from Indian Revenue Service. The BJP denied ticket to its sitting MP Bahadur Singh Koli and fielded Ranjeeta Koli, daughter-in-law of three-time parliamentarian Ganga Ram Koli. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Suraj Pradhan Jatav poses a challenge to both, while expecting to polarise Jatav voters.If the 2018 State Assembly election results are any indication, Congress should have an upper hand here, as it had won six out of the eight Assembly segments, along with its ally the Rashtriya Lok Dal, in this constituency. The BJP drew a blank and the BSP won two seats — Nagar and Nadbai. RLD winner Subhash Garg has been appointed a Minister of State in the Congress government.Though Deeg-Kumher MLA and Minister Vishvendra Singh, a scion of the royal family, is trying hard to get the support of Jats for the Congress, the party is finding it difficult to bridge the chasm created between Jats and Jatavs since the Kumher massacre of 1992, when 15 persons were killed and 300 houses of Dalit Jatavs were set ablaze.SEZ optionDr. Garg told The Hindu that since the establishment of coal-based industries was not possible in Bharatpur because of the NCR and TTZ status, the government’s emphasis should be on the creation of jobs in IT sectors. “The BJP MP did not take any initiative in this regard. No action has been taken to establish a special economic zone here,” he said.Shortage of water for irrigation because of low supply in the Gurgaon Canal and lack of extension of the Chambal project to more tehsils of the district is a major issue affecting the villagers. The brick kilns, which dotted Bharatpur’s skyline in the past, have shut down without creation of alternative sources of livelihood for jobless labourers. Similarly, the ghee and oil units dependent on mustard production are slowly closing down because of high taxes. Bharatpur is the largest mustard growing division in the State.last_img read more

Obama gives East Room rollout to Precision Medicine Initiative

first_imgPresident Barack Obama this morning unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative he’ll include in his 2016 budget request to a White House East Room audience packed with federal science leaders, academic researchers, patient and research advocacy groups, congressional guests, and drug industry executives. By and large, they seemed to cheer his plan to find ways to use genomics and other molecular information to tailor patient care.After poking fun at his own knowledge of science—a model of chromosomes made from pink swim noodles “was helpful to me,” he said—Obama explained what precision medicine is: “delivering the right treatments, at the right time, every time to the right person.” Such an approach “gives us one of the greatest opportunities for new medical breakthroughs that we have ever seen,” he added. He went on to describe the $215 million initiative, which includes new support for cancer genomics and molecularly targeted drug trials at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and a plan to study links among genes, health, and environment in 1 million Americans by pooling participants in existing cohort studies.“So if we have a big data set—a big pool of people that’s varied—then that allows us to really map out not only the genome of one person, but now we can start seeing connections and patterns and correlations that helps us refine exactly what it is that we’re trying to do with respect to treatment,” the president explained in his 20-minute speech, flanked by a red-and-blue model of the DNA double helix.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In the room were various patients, from Elana Simon, a young survivor of a rare liver cancer who has helped sequence her cancer type, who introduced the president; to towering former basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who apparently takes targeted therapy for his leukemia; and cystic fibrosis patient William Elder, a 27-year-old medical student and guest at the State of the Union address who takes a new drug aimed at the genetic flaw underlying his form of the disease.Representative Diana DeGette (D–CO), who has been working on 21st Century Cures, a plan to speed drug development, and Senator Lamar Alexander (R–TN), who has similar aims, were also present.Sitting in the front row were the two lieutenants who will carry out the bulk of the precision medicine plan: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins and NCI Director Harold Varmus. Another attendee was Craig Venter, who led a private effort to sequence the human genome in the late 1990s that competed with a public effort led by Collins. (Fifteen years ago, Venter sat in the same room with Collins when President Bill Clinton announced the first rough draft of the human genome.) Venter is now CEO of a company called Human Longevity Inc. that aims to sequence 1 million participants’ genomes by 2020—a new private competitor to Collins’s federal cohort study, perhaps.Many other genome-medical biobank projects at academic health centers and companies are clamoring to be part of the 1 million–person cohort study. NIH will begin to explore which studies to include at an 11 to 12 February meeting (agenda here) that will also examine issues ranging from data privacy to using electronic medical records.Amid all the hoopla, one prominent human geneticist in the audience offered a cautionary note. David Altshuler, who recently left the Broad Institute  for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, which makes Elder’s cystic fibrosis drug, warns that although the new 1 million American cohort study may uncover new possible drug targets, it will be 10 to 15 years before any such discoveries lead to a successful drug.“This is the first step,” Altshuler says. “No amount of genome sequencing would ever lead to a new medicine directly.”Click here to see all of our Budget 2016 coverage.*Correction, 2 February, 10:30 a.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Elana Simon’s treatment involved tumor sequencing.last_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Breaking: Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas joins @FIBAAsiaCC. Games will be shown @TV5manila & @Sports5PH,” Reyes wrote.The tournament features some of Asia’s best club teams with China’s Xinjian Flying Tigers tipped to repeat as champions. The Flying Tigers will be led by naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas, which finished in seventh place in the Fiba Asia Cup last month, will use the competition as part of its buildup for the Fiba World Cup Qualifying in November. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Roger Pogoy. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas is set to compete in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup which runs from Sept. 22-30 in Shenzen, China.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation in the tournament Tuesday on his Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Beda cruises to 8th straight; Bolick ejected after scufflelast_img read more

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addresses the World Culture Festival: 8 best quotes

first_imgThe World Culture Festival being organised by Sri Sri RaviShankar’s Art of Living foundation on the Yamuna riverbed in Delhi was finallyinaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Despite bad weather, theceremony was a cultural extravaganza with participation of artistes fromvarious countries. Dignitaries like P.J Kurien,Kamal Thapa, deputy PrimeMinister of Nepal, Sheikh Nahyan BinMabarak Al Nahyan from U.A.E, Ashwin Adin, Vice-President of Suriname, HakubunShimomura of Japan, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown prince of AlFujairah, Evgeny Kuybyshev, Governor of Sverdlovsk Region, Russia, Dominique de Villepin, Former PM of France, Ryszard Czarnecki, Member of the European Parliamentparticipated in the event which will be celebrated over 3 days. Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whose mega event was mired in controversy for violating green norms, on Friday took a dig at his critics for describing the World Cultural Festival as his “private party” noting that obstacles do come when something great is done.Addressing the inaugural session of the three-day event, which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Sri pitched for protecting environment, saying it was in our DNA to “care for and love” nature.The audience went into fizzy when Art of Living founder SriSri Ravi Shankar started to speak. Here are his best quotes:Somebody said it is the guruji’s private party. I said yes. It is true because entire world is my family. When one needs nothing for himself, then he belongs to the entire society.Many obstacles come when we want to do something great. Obstacles do not come when something wrong is done. But all those obstacles are removed finally and the end result is very sweet.Let us care for environment. We love nature. It is in our DNA.Art of Living is a philosophy to live life to its fullest.So many youngsters have joined us, it is such a beautiful occasion.People from Pakistan, Nepal. Argentina & others who have come here are giving such a strong message of Harmony to World.To change live to a celebratiion is an art.Spirituality is among the five things, including art, sports and intellectual debate, which unite people across the world.The amount of love you give comes back to you in manifold.I belong to you all. advertisementlast_img read more

Mapua keeps Final Four bid going, clips Perpetual Help

first_imgMOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rocketing star Medvedev revives Russia’s tennis hopes DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man View comments LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Noah Lugo saved the day for Mapua and their season as well after the Cardinals slipped past the Perpetual Help Altas, 85-81, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Trailing by three with under two minutes remaining, Lugo buried a game-tying three and found a cutting Justin Serrano in the next sequence for an underneath stab that pushed the Cardinals ahead.ADVERTISEMENT The scores:MAPUA 85—Bonifacio 15, Victoria 14, Lugo 12, Gonzales 11, Gamboa 11, Aguirre 9, Bunag 6, Garcia 3, Salenga 2, Serrano 2, Nieles 0.PERPETUAL 81 — Adamos 25, Aurin 19, Razon 18, Charcos 9, Sese 3, Labarda 2, Sevilla 2, Cuevas 0, Guissani 0, Tamayo 0.Quarterscores: 25-18, 46-43, 65-64, 85-81.ADVERTISEMENT Laurenz Victoria sealed Mapua’s ninth win in 17 games with a pair of freebies in the last 10 seconds.“It’s difficult to win against Perpetual. But I saw in the eyes of my players that they will do anything to get this one,” said Mapua coach Randy Alcantara.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Cardinals will try to wrap up the second round with a victory over the College of St. Benilde Blazers on Friday to keep them in the hunt for a semifinal spot.Ben Adamos was a steady presence inside with 25 points while Kim Aurin added 19 for the Altas, who fell to 4-12. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ PLAY LIST 02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee02:11Makabayan 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 Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Focus on fit-again R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami in warm-up against New Zealand

first_imgPremier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be in focus alongside speedster Mohammed Shami when defending champions India take on New Zealand on Sunday in their opening warm-up game ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League, the two warm-up games will help the ‘Men In Blue’ get back into the 50-over groove and the emphasis will be on team combination moving into the tournament-proper.India last played an ODI against England, back in January this year.Since the match doesn’t have official status, all 15 members in the squad will get a chance to play.All eyes will be on Ashwin as he is coming from a two-month break after the BCCI wanted him to opt out of the IPL in order to recover from fatigue after playing all 13 Tests in a gruelling home season.The warm-up matches will provide Ashwin with much-needed game time as he fights for his place with Ravindra Jadeja in case the team management decides to go with one specialist spinner in the playing XI.It will be a good opportunity for Ashwin to test his skills against the likes of Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, and Tom Latham on a placid Oval track where 300-plus is considered to be a par score.Ashwin has not exactly had a great time in white ball cricket but the Tamil Nadu off-spinner had recently said that he is ready with a bagful of new tricks for the Champions Trophy.One can expect him to try out new variations in these warm-up games.advertisementAnother bowler who is expected to bowl a few overs is Shami. He has not played 50-over cricket for India since the World Cup semi-final in Sydney, back in 2015.A fit Shami is an asset with his ability to work up brisk pace, swing the ball both ways and hit the blockhole. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah along with Hardik Pandya looking good to make it to the playing XI in India’s tournament-opener against Pakistan, Shami would look to make a case for himself.Among the batsmen, Rohit Sharma will again be batting at the top of the order after not opening the innings for Mumbai Indians during the entire IPL.While it’s a different format, Rohit will certainly need to make some mental adjustments of facing the new ball first-up.He had played a couple of Vijay Hazare Trophy matches for Mumbai after recuperating from a hamstring surgery but that was also more than two and half months back.Shikhar Dhawan has been lucky to get a look-in considering Lokesh Rahul had a shoulder surgery. Dhawan, who was adjudged the ‘Best Batsman’ during the 2013 edition, would like to once again cement his place at least in the limited-overs squad.Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee and Trent Boult make up for a very potent seam attack in any conditions — something skipper Virat Kohli would fancy as he is slowly getting back to form.The middle-order trio of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Kedar Jadhav will also seek to gain requisite confidence before the game against Pakistan on June 4.SquadsIndia: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik, Jasprit BumrahNew Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi (wk), Neil Broom, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Jeetan Patel, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.last_img read more

Ravi Shastri says next 18 months will define Team India’s legacy ahead of South Africa tour

first_imgIndia coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that the team is all set and ready for the tough challenges on overseas tours.Team India is all set to depart for South Africa from Mumbai today where they will play a series of three Tests, six ODIs and 3 T20Is starting January 5.”We are all looking forward to the South Africa tour. It is going to be a challenge. We all know how tough it is to tour South Africa but that’s the beauty about their profession. Wanting challenges and embracing it. That’s what we are looking for,” Shastri said at the press conference.The former India all-rounder also said that the next year-and-a-half will define Indian cricket.”The conditions will be testing but these one-and-a-half years will define Indian cricket,” said Shastri.Shastri had also touched upon the topic of the South Africa tour a couple of days back when he said this will be an opportunity for the team and he is backing his men to do what they have done right through their successful home season.India signed 2017 off with a spectacular 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka, bringing to an end a dominant calendar year where they won 37 international matches, second only to Australia’s record of 38 such wins 14 years ago.In the course of these 12 months, India won limited-overs series against England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. Test series triumphs against Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka ensured India remained on top of the ICC rankings.advertisementIndia play their first Test in Cape Town from January 5 and the world’s top-ranked Test team will be expected to replicate their home season form in a country where they have never won a Test series.The boys are really looking forward to it, we know it is going to be a huge challenge: Ravi Shastri #IndvsSA ANI (@ANI) December 27, 2017″For us, all opposition is the same, all opposition has to be respected, every game is a home game and as it turns out next month is in South Africa,” Shastri had told India Today’s Boria Majumdar.”Now where South Africa is different is that we have never won a series in South Africa and therein lies a massive opportunity for the team to do something special.”The belief is there and we will treat South Africa like we have treated every other opposition. There will be respect but we will go there to play to win,” Shastri said.India have now won nine successive Test series to be at level with Australia and a series win in South Africa would help Kohli’s men create a new world record for 10 successive Test series triumphs.last_img read more

New Zealand hope to stop ‘classy’ Smriti Mandhana in T20I series vs India

first_imgNo team has trounced New Zealand Women in the past as India Women have. To heal the heartbreaks of a first-round exit in the 2018 World T20 and the ODI series defeat, Suzie Bates hankers to reduce Smriti Mandhana’s boundaries in the forthcoming T20I series, beginning on February 6.India’s tour of New Zealand saw Mandhana’s formidable form, which helped her side win the first two games and clinch the ODI series 2-1 by huge margins, resulting in the 22-year-old becoming the number one ODI batswoman along the way.”She [Mandhana] is a classy player and loves pace on the ball. She has scored at a very good clip in the one-dayers. So we will have to come up with good plans to reduce her boundaries in T20Is,” Bates said.The Indian opener, adjudged the Women’s Cricketer of the Year and named in T20I Team of the Year by ICC in 2018, played a crucial role in India’s campaign at the World T20, scoring 178 runs in five matches at a strike-rate of 125.35.As New Zealand reflect back at the drawing board ahead of T20I series, Bates aims to overcome India, saying “with the change of format we want to show how well we can play T20I cricket after missing out on the semi-finals in the last World Cup.”In the backyard of New Zealand, India dominated the Kiwi players as they produced a master-class of adapting to flat wickets in the first two ODIs, before collapsing in the third. The Kiwi bowlers rattled the touring batting order in Hamilton to give New Zealand a consolation win as they remained clueless and unsuccessful until the final match.advertisement”Unfortunately by ensuring we have televised matches we have played after the men on used wickets. Traditionally the challenge for Indian teams touring New Zealand is the extra pace and bounce. By playing on used wickets we did not have wickets that suited our bowling attack as well as they could have.”Warming up with the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia, Bates secured a place on the WBBL top run-scorers list and picked up nine wickets. Her New Zealand and Adelaide Strikers teammate Sophie Devine, too, had a purple patch, scoring 556 runs, including an unbeaten 99 and 95 and scalping 14 wickets in the tournament.Lea Tahuhu took 14 wickets for the Melbourne Renegades, while New Zealand skipper Amy Satterthwaite led the Renegades to the semi-final that ended in heartbreak in the Super Over.For India, T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Mandhana struck two fifties each in their respective tallies of 310 and 318 runs.Having faced the Kaur-led side in the World T20 opener, where the Indian skipper unleashed a brutal hundred to raze New Zealand by 34 runs, Bates said, “As captain, Kaur seems to have clear set plans that she demands her bowlers to stick to. She is an attacking batter and likes to take the game on and this also probably shows in her captaincy.”Bates stepped down from the post of New Zealand skipper after six years in charge, handing duties to Satterthwaite, who, she believes, is “very calculated and plans extremely well with bowlers off the field to ensure we are clear heading into each game.”India Women and Men will face New Zealand’s White Ferns and Black Caps on the same day in a T20I double-header.Bates, who has witnessed the rapid rise of women’s cricket over the past few years, believes that it has “benefited massively from playing before the men in televised T20I matches. It is always a great atmosphere when both men’s and women’s teams are competing at the same ground.”The cricketing festivities will begin with India Women and White Ferns followed by India Men and Black Caps at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on February 6.Also Read | Smriti Mandhana becomes No.1 batter in women’s cricketAlso See:last_img read more

Bilic happy to get off the mark

first_imgPremier League ‘I have felt the pressure for a whole year’ – Bilic happy to get off the mark at West Ham Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 05:53 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) SlavenBilic - cropped Getty Images Premier League West Ham United West Ham United v Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town After three defeats, the manager was pleased to get the club’s first Premier League win of the season Slaven Bilic says he has been under pressure at West Ham since the start of last season after registering a first Premier League win of 2017-18 against Huddersfield Town.Irons 23/10 for successive winsStarting the campaign with three away games, the Hammers were without a point heading into Monday’s clash at London Stadium, where goals in the last 20 minutes from Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew secured victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And while Bilic acknowledged that it was imperative to take all three points, he says the pressure is nothing new.”I am happy for the lads, I am happy for the whole club,” he told Sky Sports. “It was a very important game for us. We started with three away games but three defeats — it was a must-win game.”I am pleased with the way we played. Even if we hadn’t won the game, I could say nothing to the lads. They gave everything.”I have felt the pressure for a whole year now — it didn’t start today. For me, it’s not logical to be under pressure after three games, but it’s modern football.”Three massive points!#COYI— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 11, 2017Andy Carroll, returning from injury to start, gave his backing to the manager after a big win on the Croatian’s 49th birthday.”I’m over the moon [to win for Bilic],” he said. “It’s been disappointing to read a few things that are going on.”But all the lads are behind him and it’s a great win — for his birthday, it’s even better.”It was very important. I think we’ve had tough run. We needed three points and a clean sheet — that’s what we got.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Saqib Saleem on playing Mohinder Amarnath in 83: Felt different in Indian cricket team blazer

first_img IANS MumbaiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 12:55 IST Saqib Saleem will be playing Mohinder Amarnath in 83Actor Saqib Saleem, to be seen next in a film on 1983 cricket World Cup, says being part of the sports drama is a dream-come-true moment for him.The actor will essay the role of cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in Ranveer Singh starrer 83.”I am excited and looking forward to the shooting of the film because I was a cricketer in my childhood. For me, to be part of a film that’s celebrating the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 World Cup is a dream come true moment for me,” Saqib said at an event in Mumbai.Sharing his experience of look tests for the film, he said, “We did the look test the other day and that time, we wore Indian cricket team’s blazer. It felt very different.”advertisement”It felt like all of us were going to spend the next six months together and there was something special that was going to come out of it. I am very hopeful and excited to start this journey,” the actor added in his statement.The Race 3 actor was sporting a moustache at the event.When asked whether the look was for the film, he said, “We are working on it. We had multiple look tests. We are figuring out what kind of look I will have in the film. In the next one week, we will finalise definite look for my character in the film.”The team of 83 earlier took to Twitter and revealed that actor Saqib Saleem has been roped to play Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath in the film 83.He aces every role and this time, he will play Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath, one of the finest batsmen against pace. #CastOf83@Saqibsaleem #MohinderAmarnath @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @RelianceEnt #MadhuMantena @vishinduri #Relive83’83 (@83thefilm) February 18, 2019The announcement by the official handle said, ”He aces every role and this time, he will play Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath, one of the finest batsmen against pace.”Relive the historic glory when 15 minions from India ruled over the mammoths of world cricket. Film releases on April 10, 2020. #Relive83 @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @RelianceEnt @FuhSePhantom @vishinduri’83 (@83thefilm) July 5, 2018Helmed by filmmaker Kabir Khan, 83 is based on India’s historic victory at 1983 World Cup at Lord’s Stadium and is set to release on April 10, 2020.Watch the world cup match of India Vs West Indies that happened in 1983:ALSO READ| Saqib Saleem steps into Mohinder Amarnath’s shoes for 83ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO READ| Audience won’t accept Kapil Dev singing on London streets: Kabir Khan on Ranveer Singh’s 83ALSO WATCH: Race 3 trailer gets trolledGet 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 Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Saqib SaleemFollow Mohinder AmarnathFollow World CupFollow Ranveer Singh 83 Saqib Saleem on playing Mohinder Amarnath in 83: Felt different in Indian cricket team blazerSaqib Saleem will be essaying the role of cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in Ranveer Singh’s 83. The actor shared the experience of his look test for the film which is slated to release on April 10, 2020.advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A60 with punch-hole display, Galaxy A40s with 5,000mAh battery launched: Specs and price

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 13:00 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A60 offers an Infinity-O punch-hole display.The Galaxy A60 is powered by a Snapdragon 675 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM.The Galaxy A40s is a rebranded Galaxy M30 for the Chinese market.Samsung continues its Galaxy A-series expansion as it announced the Galaxy A60 and A40s smartphones in China on Wednesday, the same day it launched the Galaxy A70 in India. The Galaxy A60 is a brand new smartphone that slots in between the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70. The Galaxy A40s seems to be a rebranded Galaxy M30 for the Chinese market. Both the phones highlight triple cameras and large batteries, among other things.The Galaxy A60 is priced at CNY 1,999 (approx Rs 20,700) in China for the 6GB + 128GB memory and storage configuration. The Galaxy A40 will cost CNY 1,499 (approx Rs 15,500) and will be offered with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is no word on when the devices will go on sale in China.Galaxy A60 specificationsThe Galaxy A60 is the second Galaxy A phone after the Galaxy A8s to offer an Infinity-O punch-hole display. The hole in the display houses a selfie camera while allowing for a screen-to-body ratio of around 92 per cent. The Galaxy A60 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity-O FHD+ LCD display.A Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM powers the Galaxy A60. The phone comes with 128GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The triple camera setup includes a 32MP primary camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and 5MP depth camera. The phone also gets a 32MP front-facing camera that sits in the display hole.The Galaxy A60 houses a 3,500mAh battery that charges over a USB Type-C port. It also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is interesting to see considering the Galaxy A50 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisementGalaxy A40s specificationsThe Galaxy A40s is a rebranded Galaxy M30 in China, at least as per the render posted on Weibo. The specs are also identical to the Galaxy M30 as the Galaxy A40s gets a similar 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity-U display, an Exynos 7904 chipset and a 5,000mAh battery. The Galaxy A40s is a rebranded Galaxy M30 for the Chinese market.The chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A40s supports up to 15W fast charging. The triple camera system includes a 13MP primary camera, 5MP ultra wide-angle camera and 5MP depth camera.There is no word yet on when the Galaxy A60 will come to India. Samsung launched the Galaxy A70 on Wednesday with a price tag of Rs 28,990. The Galaxy A60 will likely fall somewhere between the Galaxy A70 and the Rs 20,000 Galaxy A50. Samsung is also planning to bring the Galaxy A80 to India in May, although an exact date is yet to be confirmed.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 launched in India with 6.7-inch display, Snapdragon 675: Price in India, release dateGet 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 Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A60Follow Galaxy A40s Samsung Galaxy A60 with punch-hole display, Galaxy A40s with 5,000mAh battery launched: Specs and price The Galaxy A60 is a brand new smartphone that slots in between the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70. The Galaxy A40s is a repackaged Galaxy M30, suggesting Samsung will not launch the Galaxy M-series in China.advertisementlast_img read more

JCDC Raises National Flag for Anniversary

first_img JCDC, held a special flag-raising ceremony on August 4 As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), held a special flag-raising ceremony on August 4, in front of the agency’s head office on Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10.The short ceremony involved the singing of the National Anthem, accompanied by the hoisting of the national flag. Later, chocolate tea and salt-fish fritters were served to guests.Earlier, 12 staff members, six males and six females, donned costumes to perform the traditional Maypole dance, with JCDC’s Dance Co-ordinator, Jennifer Morgan Garwood and Subject Specialist for Speech, Drama and Literary Arts, Andrew Brodber, controlling the pole.Deputy Executive Director of the JCDC, Noel Campbell, told JIS News that it was important for staff to show appreciation for Jamaica’s culture. He noted that for the past six months, the agency has been hoisting the national flag on the first Monday of each month.“We usually add variety to it, and not make it the same each time, so a member of staff might say a poem or do a dance. Today, we decided to extend ourselves a little more by having refreshments and put a little more spice and flavour,” he said,Apart from the flag-raising events, he said the cultural agency has, for the past six months, been playing the National Anthem at 8:30 a.m. each day at its head office and parish offices.“So, it is piped throughout the buildings and wherever it catches you, wherever you are, staff members usually respond as we really want them to,” he said.Meanwhile, veteran Broadcaster and Chairman of the JCDC, Fae Ellington, who attended the function, told JIS News that the occasion was a time to reflect on the many blessings and achievements as an independent nation.She noted that the playing of the National Anthem at specific times during the day allows persons to reflect on the significance of the words of the song, and that the hoisting of the national flag in the morning and taking it down at sunset was also important in the life of the country.The Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, is mandated to unearth, develop, preserve and promote creative talents and expressions of the Jamaican people.Also in attendance at the ceremony were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley; Programmes Management Director, Dorrett Thaxter and representatives of offices located near the JCDC’s headquarters. Story Highlights Staff members donned costumes to perform the traditional Maypole dance The cultural agency plays the National Anthem at 8:30 a.m. each daylast_img read more

MOL and RCL Fuse South Asia Strings

first_imgA Thai-based container shipping line Regional Container Lines (RCL) has linked up one its current Thailand-Singapore strings (RTS) with its existing Singapore-Yangon service (RSY). The combined rotation will include Thai Prosperity Terminal (TPT) – Singapore – Yangon – Port Klang (North port) – Singapore – TPT.This will be a 3-vessel, 21-day joint service with its current RSY partner Mitsui OSK Lines. RCL will contribute two vessels, with MOL one vessel in this rotation.The RTY service (RCL Thai Yangon) will commence its maiden voyage with the Xetha Bhum departing Singapore on April 29, 2015 and arriving Yangon on May 3, 2015, before starting its voyage towards Port Klang-Singapore-TPT-Singapore-Yangon.MOL will follow with the Mathu Bhum exactly a week later with RCL providing Yantra Bhum as the third vessel the following week in the same rotation.”There have traditionally been strong trading links between Thailand and Myanmar. Current imports to Myanmar from Thailand will in fact rank amongst the top 3 countries in Asia in container terms,” Sumate Tanthuwanit, President of RCL, said.”Our customers have asked us to provide weekly direct service between Thailand and Yangon and we feel that this is now the right time to do so, since the trade continues to grow strongly. At the same time, we are also responding to the needs of our main line customers who have requested for direct service from Yangon to Thailand, given that Yangon is still a surplus region at this stage of their development, while there is still high demand of boxes in Thailand for exports.”last_img read more

Celebrating Success With Tobacco Reduction

first_imgPeople working to reduce smoking in Nova Scotia used today, WorldNo Tobacco Day, to announce that a provincial conference thisweek will celebrate the success of the province’s tobaccostrategy. The two-day conference, titled Nova Scotia Communities TakingAction, will be held in Antigonish on Thursday, June 3 andFriday, June 4. It was during the first Communities Taking Actionconference — in Clementsport on Oct. 11, 2002 — that NovaScotia launched its tobacco strategy. “We’re making great progress with our strategy and we’re alreadyseeing results, with a five per cent drop in our smoking ratesince 2001,” said Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald. “Wehave many people to thank for this success. The strategy wasdeveloped and put into action by a wide variety of communitypartners. It is a model for our work in many other areas ofhealth promotion.” Nova Scotia’s tobacco strategy includes a combination oflegislation, tax increases, community-based action, youthprevention, social marketing, and help for people to quitsmoking. A similar approach in California, one of the world’s leaders intobacco reduction, has resulted in that state’s smoking ratedropping to historic lows. Between 1984 and 2003, California’sadult smoking rate dropped from 26 per cent to 16 per cent. Thisdecline in smoking coincided with a 14 per cent decrease in lungcancer rates. Dr. Dileep Bal, chief of the cancer control branch for theCalifornia Department of Health Services, is the keynote speakerat the Nova Scotia conference. He will talk about the Californiaexperience, share research and best practices and offer adviceand encouragement to the individuals and groups attending. The decline in California’s smoking and lung cancer rates can beattributed to the state’s comprehensive approach to tobaccocontrol, which includes in-your-face mass media campaigns,funding for local and state-wide programs, smoke-free laws,cessation programs, and holding the tobacco industry accountableby aggressively targeting their marketing practices. “California’s decline in smoking is one of the state’s greatestpublic health achievements. We’re now actually seeing long-termresults in the form of reduced lung cancer rates,” said Dr. Bal. “Nova Scotia is taking a similar approach with its tobaccostrategy and I encourage the province to continue these effortsto achieve similar results.” The conference will provide an opportunity for all those involvedin tobacco reduction efforts to take stock of their achievementsand to celebrate success. It will also be a forum for sharinginformation about what works and what needs to be done next inNova Scotia. “We’re very happy with what we’ve achieved in just two years,”said Nancy Hoddinott, tobacco manager with the Office of HealthPromotion and conference co-chair. “We need to continually remindourselves how far we’ve come and where we need to go. Reducingtobacco use in Nova Scotia will only happen through long-term,sustained efforts and funding, and through co-ordinated communityaction and partnerships. We have a lot more to do and we’ve builta very solid foundation.” The provincial tobacco conference is being planned and sponsoredby a partnership of organizations including the Coalition for aSmoke-Free Nova Scotia; Cancer Care Nova Scotia; Canadian CancerSociety — Nova Scotia Division; Heart and Stroke Foundation ofNova Scotia; the Nova Scotia Dental Association; Health Canada;Addiction Services and Public Health Services; Canadian Councilfor Tobacco Control; Doctors Nova Scotia; and the Nova ScotiaOffice of Health Promotion.last_img read more

Fire forcing evacuation of Keewaywin First Nation in northwestern Ontario

first_imgA raging forest fire in northwestern Ontario has prompted the full evacuation of the First Nation community of Keewaywin, authorities said on Thursday.More than 200 residents considered vulnerable had already been flown this week to Sioux Lookout, Ont., as the fire moved closer, while roughly 200 more were being sent to another city Thursday. Joe Meekis, a former long-time chief of Keewaywin — which has about 450 residents — called the situation scary.“The community is threatened,” Meekis said in an interview from Sioux Lookout. “Everybody has to get out.”Known as Red Lake Fire Number 23, the blaze which is now about 546 square kilometres began as a small fire a week ago about 40 kilometres from the community. Earlier this week, the winds picked up and it “grew really fast,” Meekis said.Smoke began drifting into the community, prompting residents to close windows and doors, and shut down air conditioners.Ultimately, the chief declared an emergency and the initial transfer of babies, pregnant women, and children under five and their families began. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a total of 227 people were flown about 330 kilometres south to Sioux Lookout, which has declared its own state of emergency aimed at defraying the cost of helping the arrivals.Volunteers in the town were helping provide access to snacks, supplies and information, as well as responding to requests from the evacuees, a spokesman said.“All evacuees are being housed at a local hotel, and a local restaurant is providing all of the meals,” said Brian MacKinnon, the town’s manager of corporate services. “(However), Sioux Lookout is presently at capacity with respect to the number of evacuees we can host.”As a result, the more than 200 remaining evacuees were being flown to Timmins, Ont., on Thursday, leaving just a skeleton crew in the community for security purposes, Meekis said.“They’re moving people today, as we speak,” Meekis said.By noon Thursday, the fire was 10 kilometres southwest of the Keewaywin boundary, which is 12 kilometres from the town itself, according to the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources.Jonathan Scott, an information officer with Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services, said an incident management team was on site looking for “aerial ignition opportunities” in which fires are deliberately set to take the blaze to natural barriers and slow its spread. Crews and equipment were also in the area.Despite some isolated heavy rains Wednesday night, the fire hazard in the region ranged from low to extreme. Speaking from Dryden, Ont., Scott said 12 new smaller fires were confirmed on Wednesday near Red Lake, Fort Frances, Dryden and Sioux Lookout.In all, more than two dozen fires are burning in northwestern Ontario, 12 out of control.Large numbers of huge forest fires are not unusual in the region. There have been 183 to date this season, well below the 500 of last year and about half the 10-year average of 366, Scott said. Still, the fires pose a logistical challenge.“Ontario is so stretched with their resources,” Meekis said. “There’s fires all over the place. So we have to sort of fight for the resources.”Keewaywin’s last full evacuation occurred in 2011. While the community was spared, damage to the surrounding area was significant.Colin Perkel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Seven Generations shares slide after it increases 2018 capital spending plan

first_imgCALGARY – Negative market reaction to a slight rise in its 2018 spending plan by natural gas producer Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (TSX:VII) shows how little patience investors have for anything but conservative management in the oilpatch, analysts say.On Thursday, shares in the company plunged by as much as 10 per cent after it announced it would increase its budget by five per cent to about $1.75 billion next year compared with 2017. The stock closed at $16.58, down $1.37 or nine per cent from Wednesday.The reaction was in sharp contrast to the eight per cent rise in shares of Tourmaline Oil Corp. (TSX:TOU) on Nov. 9, the day after it announced it would chop its 2018 capital budget by 29 per cent to $1.08 billion from the previously planned $1.52 billion because of low gas prices.Both Calgary-based companies produce liquids-rich natural gas from wells near the sparsely populated northern Alberta-B.C. border.“I think the capital discipline within the sector seems to be getting some traction, the focus on capital allocation and returns rather than growth,” said National Bank Financial analyst Travis Wood.He said he was surprised at the Seven Generations selloff because its 2018 budget was very close to analyst forecasts and its production next year is expected to be only slightly reduced by ongoing outages at a third-party gas processing plant.Seven Generations CEO Marty Proctor said at the company’s investor day on Thursday it will “outspend” cash inflows in 2018 to increase production and complete construction of a new gas plant but will return to a balanced budget in 2019.“We are targeting cash flow self-sufficiency — that is, a balanced budget — in 2019,” he said. “We are targeting continued profitable growth … by around 100,000 boe/d to reach 300,000 boe/d by 2022.”The company plans to grow its output by around 15 per cent to roughly 205,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018, with 55 to 60 per cent natural gas liquids.Tourmaline, meanwhile, cut its production target range for 2018 to a midpoint of 275,000 boe/d from the previous 290,000 boe/d, containing about 16 per cent liquids.“The company has elected to moderate growth in its natural gas business until the Western Canadian and North American supply/demand outlook is more transparent and balanced,” it said in a news release.Wood said investors were likely also attracted to Tourmaline’s introduction of a modest dividend of eight cents per quarter.“We have noted a strong theme of budgets funded by internally generated cash flows which is resonating with investors, and which differs from the previous mantra of ‘growth at all costs’,” wrote RBC analyst Michael Harvey in a report earlier this week.“However, we do expect upward revisions to most company budgets if commodity prices and access to capital improves in the medium term.”RBC said it believes Western Canadian producers will spend about seven per cent less in 2018 than in 2017 but production will increase by about 15 per cent as accelerated drilling in the fourth quarter comes on line early next year.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

US trade gap rises to 566 billion highest since 2008

first_imgWASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit rose in January to the highest level since October 2008, defying President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring more balance to America’s trade with the rest of the world.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the trade deficit rose to $56.6 billion in January, up 5 per cent from $53.9 billion in December and the highest since October 2008’s $60.2 billion trade gap. The trade deficit — the gap between what America sells and what it buys abroad — has risen for five straight months.Trump rattled financial markets last week by promising to slap big tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. He blames persistent deficits on abusive practices by U.S. trading partners and on bad trade deals that put American companies at a disadvantage or encourage them to move factories overseas.Exports fell 1.3 per cent to $200.9 billion in January, and imports were flat at $257.5 billion.The United States ran a $76.5 billion deficit in the trade of goods, which was partially offset by a $19.9 billion surplus in services such as education and banking.The $36 billion January deficit with China was the highest since September 2015. The trade gap with Mexico narrowed to $4.1 billion from $5.4 billion in December.Trump upset America’s allies last week by vowing to slap tariffs of 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on aluminum. Europe has threatened to retaliate with sanctions on U.S. exports of blue jeans, bourbon and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, raising the risk of a potentially destructive trade war.“He is not afraid of getting into a trade war although that is not what we want,” Treasury Steven Mnuchin said in an interview Wednesday on the Fox Business Network. “We are just looking for fair and reciprocal trade.”Trump is also demanding a rewrite of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada in an attempt to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico and to shift more auto production north of the border.The president views trade deficits as a sign of economic weakness and as the result of unfair practices by America’s trading partners. Most economists say they are caused by bigger economic forces, mainly the fact that the United States consistently spends more than it produces.The trade gap has continued to rise since Trump entered the White House partly because the U.S. economy is strong and American consumers have an appetite for imported products and the confidence to buy them.____Martin Crutsinger contributed to this story.____Follow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at read more

Canada welcomes Syrian Refugees With Song Honoring Prophet Mohammed

New York – The first group of Syrian refugees that have arrived in Canada for resettlement have been welcomed with open arms, both by the Canadian government and its citizens.A video posted on YouTube shows a choir of dozens of Canadian students singing a song in Arabic that was sung to Prophet Mohammed when he emigrated from Mecca to in Medina.The beautiful voices of the children paired with the act of respect and appreciation shown to the refugees, who are of a Muslim-majority, have brought tears and joy to people around the world who have left comments of gratitude.“Best thing I saw in YouTube today. To see a country, a government, children who are [more] human than all the other countries combined…” a YouTube user posted. “The idea to sing a classic Islamic Song to say Welcome is genuinely Amazing. Thank You Canada, give your neighbors lessons!” he added.Another user compared the positive actions of Canadians with those of other countries, which have rejected refugees or mistreated them.“Thank you Canada for looking after Syrian refugees. [Canada] a truly civilized country when a lot of countries try to find an excuse for not accepting Syrian refugees…” another user wrote.“God bless you Canada you behaved in Muslim morals and principles, while a lot of Muslim countries forgot Islam and what it stands for (peace for all human race). Salam Alykum (peace be upon you),” the user added.Canada’s Prime Minister personally welcomed the first group of 163 Syrian refugees for resettlement at the Toronto Airport.“We define a Canadian not by a skin color or a language or a religion, or background – but by a shared set of values, aspirations, hopes and dreams…” Trudeau said defining the refugees that arrived as Canadians from now on.While Canada is welcoming Syrian refugees in the most beautiful way, an increasing number of American politicians have turned hate speech against Muslims into their trade mark. Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to close all American borders and ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.In addition, representatives from many U.S. states have said they will not allow their respective states to accept the refugee resettlement plan. read more

First Ontario Universities Accounting Symposium Sept 2627

The Goodman School of Business will host the First Ontario Universities Accounting Symposium from Sept. 26-27. The symposium is organized by the Goodman School of Business’s CPA Ontario Research Excellence Centre.The symposium will welcome close to 40 Canadian and international academics to campus and provides attendees with the opportunity to present papers focused on current issues in accounting research.For more information about this conference, please contact Samir Trabelsi, director of Goodman’s CPA Ontario Research Excellence Centre.

Lady Louise Windsor ends up on crutches after fall on family ski

first_imgPrince Edward is pictured with his wife Sophie Countess of WessexCredit: FRVI, BRNA Prince Edward is pictured with his wife Sophie Countess of Wessex Louise Windsor got injured on the slopes and was forced to walk with crutches This week, she will host a Commonwealth Fashion Reception and a Charities Forum Meeting, both at Buckingham Palace. Louise Windsor got injured on the slopes and was forced to walk with crutchesCredit:FRVI, BRNAcenter_img When the Earl and Countess of Wessex whisked their children off for a family ski trip to the Swiss Alps, one of their chief concerns would have been to ensure no one ended up on crutches.Sadly Lady Lousie’s time on the slopes didn’t quite go to plan. The couple’s oldest child, 14, was seen walking on crutches and requiring support to help her walk around the resort of St. Moritz. Edward and Sophie had been joined by their children James, Viscount Severn, 10 and Lady Louise, who is a keen skier.Sophie also joined her husband on the chair lift, looking a little cold as temperatures dropped below freezing Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more