B. Sai Praneeth cruises into Thailand Open final

first_imgIndian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth booked his place in the final of the men’s singles event of the Thailand Open after registering an easy win against local player Pannawit Thongnuam on Saturday.Praneeth defeated Thongnuam 21-11, 21-15 in just 36 minutes.The third seeded Indian completely dominated the opening game. Thongnuam tried hard to take the fight to Praneeth in the second game, but the final outcome hardly looked in doubt.The world number 24 will now take on fourth seed Jonathan Christie — who registered 21-9, 21-18 win over Malaysia’s Joo Ven Soong in the other semi-final match — in the summit clash on Sunday.last_img read more

Haryana govt organises training camp to impart leadership

first_imgskills to youthPanchkula, Jun 6 (PTI) The Haryana government has organised a five-day training camp here to impart leadership skills to the youth and apprise them of their responsibility towards the society.The Netritva Sadhna Parshikshan Shivar has been organised jointly by the Haryana government and Prabodhni, Panchkula, in which youth representatives from various states of the country are participating.Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, while speaking at the inaugural session of the camp, today said the youth play a vital role in taking the country ahead on the path of development.He said this training camp would provide an appropriate platform to deliberate upon various issues including honing-up leadership skills in the youth. It would also apprise them of their responsibilities towards the society.He said the state government was making persistent efforts to make available quality education to the students.Khattar said a new course of Police Cadet Corps (PCC) would be started in the state on the pattern of National Cadet Corps (NCC).With a view to imparting skill education to the youth, Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai in Sonipat would be upgraded as a Sports University.Apart from this, Catch them Young nurseries would be opened in over 500 schools so as to hone the talent of students at an early age.Vyayamshalas in villages and open gym in the cities would be opened to channelise the energy of the youth in the right direction.The aim behind carrying out all these activities was to ensure that the youth of the state are well educated and physically fit, he said.advertisementHe exhorted the participants to get training with utmost dedication and seriousness during the training camp.He said the youth should draw inspiration from the life of Swami Vivekanand and continue to move ahead towards their goal till they achieve it.Chairman, tourism department, Jagdish Chopra welcomed the participants from different states of the country who converged at the camp.He said the Parshikshan Shivar would not only help in honing-up leadership skills among the youth but also provide a new direction to them. PTI VJ IKAlast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: Nov 11, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL New Delhi: Workers protest dharna (A+B) Gandhinagar: Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar (A+B) Patna: 129th birth anniversary and the Shikshak Diwas (A+B) Kolkata: Boys playing football (A) Kolkata: Baghini movie shooting (B) Mumbai: Mudhuri Dixit in radio4child awards (B) Bodhgaya: Sonu Nigam at Mahabodhi temple (B) New Delhi: ABVP students protest at Kerala House (A+B) Varanasi: Fog and cold (A) Mumbai: BMC Worker fumigating (B) Amritsar: Smog in Punjab (A) INTERNATIONAL Clichy la Garenne: Demonstration against Muslim street prayers (B) Belfast : A Flybe plane on the tarmac at Belfast International Airport (B) Chicago: Chicagos El train moves along the snow covered track (A) Alaska: First lady Melania Trump listens as children (B) Undated: Rescue operation at sea in international waters off the coast of Libya (B) Undated: US-Japan joint military exercise (B) Danang : APEC Economic Leaders Meeting (B+A) Karachi: Made in Pakistan Fashion Showcase 2017 (B) Manila : Protest rally near the U.S. Embassy (B) Shah Porir Dwip : Rohingya Muslims crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh (B) Sanaa : People gather at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike (B) SPORTS Sao Paulo : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton poses for a selfie with a fan (B) Guwahati: Ranji cricket match (B) Kolkata: Sri Lanka warm up match (B+A) PTI PHOTO HS DL OSSlast_img read more

Surgical Strike 2: It was dark, says Pakistan Defence Minister on PAF role. Internet trolls him apart

first_imgPakistan Defence Minister Pervez Khattak is right in the middle of a Twitter storm after his press conference on the Indian Air Force’s airstrike in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The minister is being trolled left, right and centre on Twitter after a clip from his presser went viral on the micro-blogging platform.The minister was asked a question on why the Indian fighter jets were not brought down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Khattak’s response to the question was, “Our air force was ready but since it was dark they could not assess the damage so they waited and now there is clear direction that if there is any other similar attack we will respond adequately.”On February 26, the Indian Air Force struck deep within Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and eliminated training camps of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). The pre-dawn strike was conducted by 12 Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force, in retaliation to Jaish’s attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy on February 14, an incident that took the lives of 40 CRPF jawans.Pakistan’s Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, in a joint press conference with the country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Finance Minister Asad Umar, spoke about the Indian Air Force attack.After Khattak’s explanation that the Pakistan Air Force could not shoot down the Indian Air Force fighter jets because ‘it was dark’, Qureshi jumped to his defence saying, “May I just add. The Pakistan Air Force was already airborne. We were ready for all eventualities.”advertisementThe clip from the presser was shared widely on social media on Tuesday.”This is the Defence minister of Naya Pakistan: “Our air force was ready but it was dark..” Guys, ghabrana nahi hai. #okbye,” wrote Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat.This is the Defence minister of Naya Pakistan: “Our air force was ready but it was dark..” Guys, ghabrana nahi hai. #okbyepic.twitter.com/QqNYU7QoCINaila Inayat (@nailainayat) February 26, 2019Twitter soon followed suit, from both sides of the border.”India se phele China se confirm krlo… Radar diye the tumhe.. Ya fir anteena he pakda diya hai… Baate dekho airborne ki kr raha hai..” wrote a Twitter user.Someone else attacked Pervez Khattak, “Pakistani DefMin sounds like old uncle asking for 10 rs near Tea stall.””Angrezi mein bolne se izzat nahi bache gi z aur defence minister ko chavanprash khilao,” read another tweet.When a Twitter user wrote, “Oye defence minister ko kuch khilaaya pilaaya bhi karo !!”, someone responded, “Hehe 7 bn dollar hai unke paas abhi. Saare paise military aur ISI khaa jaate hai, uske upar usme corruption. Tamatar bhi 200 mein bik rahe hai. Electricity nahi. Kuchh dino baad paani bhi nahi rahega.””Is he your defence minister…give him some glucose water please…he need it..” was another tweet targeted at Khattak.MC Sher from Gully Boy makes a cameo here.Bhag bhag bhag sher aaya sher pic.twitter.com/DmitUk6ufcIndian Sports Guy (@indiansportsguy) February 26, 2019Enter PM Narendra Modi: “Modiji next time don’t attack in night. Please wait for sunrise. Be fair.”And Amitabh Bachchan is here too: “When asked what happened, the Pak Defense recited a few words from an Amitabh song from Mr Natwarlal: ‘Ghadi thi, andhera magar sakt tha.'”If Pakistan is being trolled, can tomatoes be left behind? “So cool, they were bombing us, since it was dark we couldn’t see what was happening and by God’s grace we saw that nothing happened in the morning. Now let us all go back and start searching for the tomatoes.””Lol. Hum torch/bulb hi fenk dete !” was another response to Khattak’s words.Bhag bhag bhag sher aaya sher pic.twitter.com/DmitUk6ufcIndian Sports Guy (@indiansportsguy) February 26, 2019This the efficient use of Chinese manufactured goods. It was dark it seems…. Novelty speech.saileashkumar (@saileash) February 26, 2019Hahahahaha pic.twitter.com/YbD7JQOloIVishal Singh (@vishal_singh3) February 26, 2019Totally fiction.2 saal ka baccha bhi convince na ho.Sumit Awana (@Sumit_awana_) February 26, 2019They seem to making things up on the go.Kiran Ahmed (@kiranahmedd) February 26, 2019How’s the khauf..?Pakistan:- High sirAsha Singh (@AshaSin14606972) February 26, 2019On Tuesday, a fan account dedicated to Pakistan Defence faced a similar plight on Twitter after a tweet from the handle went viral for terrible timing. The account, called Pakistan Defence, tweeted at 12.06am on February 26, “Sleep tight because PAF is awake.”The Indian Air Force’s airstrikes in Pakistan were conducted three and a half hours later. Twitter went crazy trolling the Pakistan Defence tweet all through Tuesday.advertisementALSO READ | Surgical Strike 2: 40 best memes, jokes and reactions from IndiaALSO READ | Pak Twitter says sleep tight, PAF is awake. Jaag ke kya ukhaad lia, asks IndiaALSO READ | Ghar mein ghuske maarenge: Surgical Strike 2 brings Uri dialogues back on WhatsAppALSO READ | India strikes back after Pulwama LIVE: IAF destroys terror camps across LoC, Rahul Gandhi salutes pilotsALSO READ | 1000 kg bombs, Mirage 2000 jets: India attacks Pakistan, what we know so farALSO WATCH | Indian air strike across LoC: Pakistan journo tweets videolast_img read more


first_imgDue to the extremely cold temperatures, Cone Park was closed Sunday and will be closed again on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1.Cone Park will be open on Tuesday, January 2 from 5-9pm.For the latest updates, follow the Cone Park Sioux City Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/coneparksiouxcity/last_img

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Keita starts, Milner in defence

first_imgLiverpool will aim to stretch further ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League title race when they take on Crystal Palace at home on Saturday. City do not play until Sunday when they travel to Huddersfield Town, so Liverpool can reclaim their seven point lead at the top until then at least.Jurgen Klopp’s side were not at their fluent best against Brighton last time out, only beating the Seagulls 1-0 at the Amex Stadium thanks to a second-half penalty from Mohamed Salah.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Date Saturday, January 19 Time 3pm GMT / 10am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on NBCSN or livestreamed on NBC Sport Live. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN NBC Sports Live In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be televised or livestreamed due to the 3pm Saturday blackout law. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara Defenders Clyne, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, Matip Midfielders Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Henderson, Lallana, Camacho, Jones, Shaqiri Forwards Mane, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge, Origi Jurgen Klopp’s defensive headache received a fresh blow last week with the news that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be ruled out for up to four weeks with a knee injury.The right-back joins Dejan Lovren (hamstring) and Joe Gomez (leg) in the treatment room. That means James Milner returns to right-back at Anfield, while Joel Matip has recovered from a broken collarbone to partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, despite Fabinho’s impressive performance against Brighton.The ex-Monaco man returns to midfield, where he partners Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita, who makes his first start since December as Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana both miss out with minor knocks.Confirmed Liverpool XI: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Mane, Salah, Firmino.Bench: Mignolet, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Camacho. Position Crystal Palace players Goalkeepers Hennessey, Guaita, Speroni Defenders Sakho, Tomkins, Reidewald, Dann, van Aanholt, Souare, Wan-Bissaka, Ward, Kelly Midfielders Millvojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Schlupp, Meyer, Kaikai, Townsend Forwards Zaha, Benteke, Ayew, Wickham Palace’s two first-choice keepers, Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey, both picked up injuries against Watford last weekend.As neither are fit, Julian Speroni takes his place in goal in the only change to the Palace starting XI.Christian Benteke, meanwhile, is on the bench could feature against his old club after returning from injury against the Hornets. Confirmed Crystal Palace XI: Speroni, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt;  Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur; Townsend, Zaha, Ayew.Bench: Tupper, Kelly, Dann, Schlupp, Meyer, Wickham, Benteke.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are unsurprisingly heavy favourites at 1/6 with bet 365. Meanwhile, a draw is rated at 13/2 while Palace are 12/1 to pull off an upset.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2018-19Liverpool will be looking to lay down a marker when they take on Palace nearly 24 hours ahead of City’s clash with Huddersfield.The Reds recovered from back-to-back defeats – having lost to City and then been knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves – by beating Brighton  in what Klopp admitted was a difficult game.Speaking after the match, Klopp said: “It was a really mature performance from my side. This season that is a new skill and we have to keep that.”The second half was much better. We learned from the first half. So I like the performance.”It’s not an opera of football but it’s still a really nice song.”The Liverpool boss insisted the Reds’ cannot rest on their laurels though and wants his team to stay focussed despite their lead at the top.”It means nothing,” he added. “We take all the points we can. We have 57 now – that’s the situation and that’s cool.”Palace will hope to stall that lead, and Roy Hodgson’s side could be a tough test for the league leaders.The Croydon-based club are still in a precarious position, just four points above the drop zone, and need to bounce back after a 2-1 home defeat to Watford in their last game.Hodgson’s men have been compact and hard to break down this term, having only conceded 28 times in 22 Premier League games, and Wilfred Zaha and Andros Townsend provide considerable pace in attack.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Mary Kom to make competitive 51 kg debut at India Open

first_imgMary Kom to make competitive 51 kg debut at India OpenMary Kom will make her competitive debut at India Open in the 51 kg category after opting out of the Asian Championships last month in order to prepare for the World Championships.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 21:17 IST Six-time World Championships winner Mary Kom. (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSOlympic medallist Mary Kom will make her competitive debut in the 51 kg category at the India OpenAsian champion Shiva Thapa will also compete at the India OpenIndia Open starts in Guwahati, Assam from May 20-24With Olympic qualification round the corner, the second edition of the India Open Boxing Tournament kicks-off with 35 men and 37 women boxers from India vying for glory as close to 200 pugilists from 16 boxing powerhouses will participate in this tournament to be held at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati, Assam from May 20-24.The $70,000 tournament will see London Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom making her competitive debut at home in the 51 kg category after opting out of the Asian Championships last month in order to prepare for the World Championships as the event will serve as a good preparatory ground for Olympic qualification.”The India Open is a great opportunity for the Indian boxers. In the run-up to their preparations for the World Championships, they will be facing some of the top boxers including Asian Games and World champions,” said Ajay Singh, President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).”BFI vision is to take boxing to every corner of the country. Staging the second edition of the India Open in Assam will be a step in that direction and a chance to bring world class boxers to the North-East region which has already contributed many Indian boxing success stories for India and will inspire the next generation to take up the sport in a much bigger way,” he added.Keeping in mind the approved weight categories for Olympic qualification, some of the Indian pugilists have changed their weight categories. After her stunning performance at the Asian Championships, where she became the first Indian to win a gold in the 81 kg category, Pooja Rani has gone back to her original weight category of 75 kg.advertisementAssam’s Bhagyabati Kachari too has made a similar change while Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun will be fighting it out in 57 kg for the very first time. Simranjit Kaur, a silver medallist at the continental tournament in 64 kg, has switched to 60 kg as well and will be competing with former world champion Sarita Devi, who added her eighth Asian medal this year.”I have been preparing well for 51 kg category. Having got a real hand idea of the competition in this class in Germany, I am ready to give my best at this tournament and test myself ahead of the World Championships,” said Mary Kom, who led six Indian boxers to gold in the last edition in New Delhi.”I am glad the event will be hosted in Assam this time. With the North-East being a powerhouse of talent, I hope this gives an opportunity to the youngsters to watch and get inspired by watching us live,” she added.While the six-time world champion will be India’s biggest medal hope yet again, Amit Panghal (52 kg) will be looking to continue his dominance after conquering the Asian Championships gold.Assam’s Shiva Thapa (60 kg), who created a record by winning medals in four consecutive Asian Championships, will be aiming to impress the home crowd and so will Ankushita Boro (64 kg), a gold medallist at the 2017 World Youth Championship.2017 World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56 kg) will be another of the big medal bets from India.The seven-day tournament will be held under the auspices of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Sports Authority of India. The Assam government too has lent its full support to stage the event in Guwahati.In the upcoming edition, while the gold medallists will get richer by $2,500, the silver medallists will receive $1,000 for their exploits as the countdown for the tournament begins.Also Read | ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic extends lead over Rafael Nadal after Madrid winAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan hate unpredictable tag, says coach Mickey ArthurAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow boxing World ChampionshipsFollow Shiva ThapaFollow Asian Gameslast_img read more

Exoskeletons Give Shipyard Workers Superhuman Strength

first_imgzoom Image source: AtmelSouth Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo has brought a whiff of the future into its shipyards by introducing the concept of outfitting the shipyard workers with exoskeletons for lifting heavy objects, New Scientist reports. Image source: DSMEThe company claims that it is not out of the realm of possibility to see workers at the Daewoo shipyards donning the futuristic contraptions that would allow them to lift objects weighing up to 100 kilograms with ease.Exoskeletons are wearable motorized appendages for arms and legs that give the wearer superhuman strength.A 28-kilo flexible frame prototype was in the focus of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) tests. The prototype made of carbon-reinforced plastic, aluminium and steel allows the wearer to move at normal speeds while burdened with a 30-kilo load.The future workable model which is currently being worked on will help workers lift loads of up to 100 kilograms.The battery-powered exoskeleton is strapped to the legs, arms and chest of the wearer. The frame with hydraulic joints powered by electric motors is in charge of bearing the actual load.World Maritime News Staff; August 7, 2014; Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineeringlast_img read more

Maritime Student Persistence Graduation Numbers Studied

first_imgAlmost 80 per cent of Maritime students remain enrolled at the same university a year after admission and almost 60 per cent graduate within six years, according to a report released today, Feb. 3. The report, Student Progression within University of First Entry: Persistence and Graduation, by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, also found that three per cent of students who began studies in 2001 were still enrolled six years later and 39 per cent had left the university without completing a degree. The report does not track the destinations of students who leave their first university, some of whom transfer to another institution to complete their studies. However, 19 per cent of those who left after the first year, returned to the same institution within the next five years. “Whether these numbers are judged to be high or low will depend on the perspective taken,” said Mireille Duguay, chief executive officer of the Commission. “But we do know that, overall, the patterns observed in the report point to many similarities with those recorded in other studies conducted in the U.S. and Canada. That is, Maritime students are persisting and graduating at the same rates as those in other regions.” The report also shows that persistence and graduation patterns vary with discipline, gender and region of origin. For example, students enrolled in applied or professional programs were the most likely to persist (84 per cent after one year) and to graduate (65 per cent) within six years, while those enrolled in humanities, arts and social sciences were less likely to persist (73 per cent after one year) and to graduate (52 per cent) within six years. Women (61 per cent) were more likely to have graduated within six years than men (53 per cent). The paper is available on the commission’s website at www.mphec.ca . The Measures of Student Progress and Outcomes project is funded, in part, by the Canadian Council on Learning. A working group of institutional researchers from six universities in the region is helping the Commission develop areas of measurement, including persistence and graduation rates, and course success. The research is based on the postsecondary student information system. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission was established in 1974 to assist institutions and governments to enhance the postsecondary learning environment. The Commission’s 20 members are from the Maritime provinces and represent higher education institutions, provincial governments and the general public.last_img read more

Keith Urban Guitars To Benefit Charity

first_imgFour-time GRAMMY Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban, long committed to numerous music education programs, today announced that he has teamed with leading interactive lifestyle retailer HSN to offer an affordable line of guitars to as many aspiring musicians as possible, as well as to those seeking to learn how to play.Keith Urban Announces The World Premiere Of The URBAN Guitar Collection Debuting Live On HSN November 3rdThe URBAN Guitar Collection, which includes two one-hour instructional DVDs and his first custom created, limited-edition acoustic and electric guitar line, will become available for sale exclusively on HSN, HSN.com and via HSN Mobile on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 A.M. (ET).A portion of the proceeds from the URBAN Guitar Collection, as well as guitar packages, will go to Mr Holland’s Opus Foundation and The GRAMMY Foundation.“I’ve watched some of the greatest guitarists in the world perform and I’ve seen people just learning how to play,” said Urban. “The looks on their faces are almost always the same and the connection with the instrument is genuine.”The URBAN Guitar Collection features two versions of the “Phoenix Edition” guitar – electric and acoustic/electric – and will be available in Brazilian Burst, Emerald Brazilian Burst, Rich Black and Vintage Natural Ivory. It is part of a 21-piece set that includes a custom amplifier, coated guitar strings, embroidered guitar strap, guitar picks and more.“We are thrilled to welcome Keith Urban to HSN,” said Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs, an affiliate of HSN. “Great stories and great storytelling are at the heart of everything we do, and I can’t think of a better guitarist and storyteller than Keith. His guitar-playing skills are legendary, and the passion he has for music will surely inspire our viewers to pick up a guitar and play when Keith makes his debut in November.”Urban recently released his seventh studio album FUSE, which marked the first time that ANY country artist has simultaneously debuted at #1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. He is currently on the road for his “Light The Fuse Tour”. At each show, Keith uses the standard Phoenix guitar – the same guitar that will be available at HSN – and then signs it and gives it away to one lucky fan in the audience.Urban has sold more than 15 million albums. He’s won four GRAMMY Awards and was the first artist to win the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, for best new artist, and go on to win Best Male Vocalist, a title he’s captured three times, as well as the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award. He’s won five Academy of Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and People’s Choice Award. He’s had 15 No. 1 singles and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Fans stand by Hedley as tour goes on amid sexual misconduct allegations

first_img Twitter HALIFAX—The band has been dropped by their management team, tour openers and dozens of radio stations, but concertgoers say they are standing by Hedley as the besieged pop-rockers continue to perform across the country in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that they have steadfastly denied.Fans screamed until they were out of breath during Hedley’s lively performance at Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre on Friday.Frontman Jacob Hoggard thanked Hedley fans from the “bottom of our hearts” for being the people the band could always rely on, but did not directly address the anonymous allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving young fans that have emerged on social media in recent weeks. Advertisement Login/Register With: The Canadian Press, which normally does not pay to cover live events, purchased a ticket to Friday’s show after representatives for Hedley only offered press credentials for the first three songs of the band’s performance.Band representatives said Hedley is not giving interviews at this time. Hedley has called the allegations “unsubstantiated” in a statement earlier this month. Facebook “To everybody … who has stood behind us all of these years — through the ups and the downs, through the highs and the lows, the good times and the bad — Halifax, we could never, ever imagine doing this without you,” Hoggard told the crowd over anthemic music.“Because sometimes life sucks, and that’s why we’ve got you. And, Halifax, sometimes life sucks, but that’s why you’ve got us. Stay in our lives, and I promise we’ll stay in yours.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A fan wearing a t-shirt for the rock group Hedley attends the band’s concert in Halifax Friday night. (DARREN CALABRESE / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img Twitter LILLY SINGH IS CHANGING LATE NIGHT TV FOREVERLate-night TV has undergone a lot of changes in the past several years, and fans can thank several innovative new voices for the new, fresh landscape. One of these innovators is Lilly Singh, a YouTube star who has achieved a massive amount of success in the past few years.Singh was even named as one of the forty most powerful people in comedy for the year 2019. Recently, Singh unveiled some exciting news that sent her fanbase into a tizzy. READ MORELilly-Singh (Photo by Alexandra Gavillet for The Hollywood Reporter)LILLY SINGH, THE FIRST OPENLY BISEXUAL WOMAN OF COLOR TALK SHOW HOST, ON IMPACT OF COMING OUTLilly Singh’s coming out has made an impact with her fans. Singh, the Indian-Canadian YouTube comedian with nearly 15 million subscribers who is now replacing Carson Daly on NBC late-night, announced the career move in March. A month earlier, she came out as bisexual, making her the first openly bisexual woman of color talk show host.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Singh discussed the positive effect her coming out has had on even conservative audiences. “The very next meet-and-greet that I did after coming out was in India, and I would say 50 percent of people in that line came out to me,” she said. “To me, that is success.” READ MORELILLY SINGH: FROM YOUTUBE SUPERWOMAN TO NBC LATE NIGHT TV TRAILBLAZERAn online star with 15 million subscribers dives into the white-hot center (emphasis on white) of broadcast television with ‘A Little Late’ as the first openly bisexual woman of color to sit in a talk show host’s chair: “I’m very much all or nothing.”When Lilly Singh runs a pitch meeting, she comes bearing gifts. “Live your best life in the office — you don’t have to wear shoes!” she announces to the writers she’s assembled on this scorching August afternoon in a drab conference room off Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, where they’ll be discussing ideas for her new NBC late night show, A Little Late, which premieres Sept. 16. She proceeds to toss out pairs of fluffy white unicorn slippers. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement NBC SETS ‘A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH: THE PRIMETIME SPECIAL’ TO INTRODUCE LATE NIGHT’S NEWEST VOICETwo days after the premiere of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, NBC will air a primetime special that puts the spotlight on the newest face of late night.On September 18 after the two-hour finale of America’s Got Talent, the hour-long primetime special will introduce primetime audiences to Singh as she partakes in sketches, interviews, games and interacts with the audience. READ MORE Advertisementlast_img read more

Chaos ends Missing Womens Inquiry

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Missing Women’s Inquiry ended as it began. In chaos.Protesters barged into the proceedings to voice their displeasure with the commission.Commissioner Wally Oppal asked for patience, saying the report isn’t even written yet.The day ended, however, with a possible show of reconciliation.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img

Saudi Woman Risks Jail for Filming Husband Flirting With Housemaid

Rabat – A Saudi woman could be imprisoned for up to one year for posting a film on social media showing her husband sexually abusing his housemaid in the kitchen.The case caused an outcry on social media networks after Saudi legal experts said that she may face a jail time and a stiff fine for “defamation”.The wife received support from most social media users in Saudi Arabia, and a warm applause from other women.Free the wife!!! This is an outrage! #SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating— Kaitlyn Dolores (@Waywen7) October 8, 2015#SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating this person deserves all the humiliation he’s been getting for being such a dumb ass!— Lanskie Noyskie (@iamlanadolfo) October 6, 2015Jail appears to be, shockingly, a possibility.She’s not actually been jailed(yet). #SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating https://t.co/hG3R4qmh9r— Sarah D (@londonette) October 8, 2015The unidentified housewife used her mobile phone to secretly film her husband as he was flirting with female servant in the kitchen of the family home. The woman posted the video on social media with a statement that reads: “the minimum punishment for this husband is to denounce him.”Local media quoted Saudi lawyer Majid Qaroob as saying that the woman could be jailed for up to one year on defamation charges.“She faces up to one year in prison or a fine of SR500,000 (Dh500,00) for defaming her husband in line with the law on information technology,” the lawyer said.“This law includes stiff punishment for anyone using mobile phones with camera or other equipment to photograph others and defame them,” he added. read more

Chinas premier meets New Zealands leader amid 5G dispute

BEIJING — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged New Zealand to provide a “fair, transparent, convenient” investment environment in a meeting with the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, that comes amid a dispute over use of Chinese telecoms equipment.Relations between the two countries have been strained since New Zealand’s spy agency in November stopped mobile phone company Spark from using Huawei gear in its planned 5G upgrade because of security concerns.In opening remarks at their meeting Monday in Beijing, Li didn’t mention Huawei directly but said China wanted improved relations that would serve the best interests of businesses on both sides.Ardern did not address investment issues in her opening remarks, but thanked Li for expressing China’s condolences over March’s deadly shootings at mosques in the city of Christchurch.The Associated Press read more

Keheliya says 13A will change

The Minister also accused the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of attempting to divide the country by refusing to take part in the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to propose the changes to the 13th Amendment. (Colombo Gazette) Government spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says the government will go ahead with making changes to the 13th Amendment to the constitution as planned.Speaking at an event in Kandy today the Minister said that the 13th Amendment is something forced on Sri Lanka by India through the Indo-Lanka accord. He said that while the 13th Amendment cannot be completely abolished as the provincial councils system, which is part of that amendment, is now part of Sri Lankan society, some changes need to be made to make it more meaningful. He recalled that there was once an attempt to divide the country and that threat still remains as long as the 13th Amendment is not changed.“I don’t think the 13th Amendment can be abolished. This is the government position. There are so many views in the Alliance and we respect those views. But we need to have a common approach. So since we cannot abolish the 13th Amendment we need to make changes to it. If not there is no guarantee some may try to use it to divide the country,” he said. The Minister said that the 13th Amendment and provincial councils system was introduced to solve the conflict in the north and yet that never happened. read more

CBI supports SMMT call for government action

CBI supports SMMT call for government action The automotive sector is calling for support measures to include:· Allowing manufacturers’ finance companies access to the funding available to banks through the special liquidity arrangements. This wouldhelp them to support customers and their franchise networks.· Scrapping plans for increased VED and new first year rate. This would provide a strong signal to buyers and help to improve residual values.· Increased capital allowances for fleet buyers, particularly for buyers of commercial vehicles, to stimulate immediate demand.· Shelve plans for reform of business car capital allowances, as overall impact and timing is unhelpful.· Remove expensive car restrictions under capital allowances to help demand for UK higher end manufacturers. SMMT’s call for government action to support the automotive industry following the impact of the global banking crisis has received the backing of the CBI. Commenting on proposals by SMMT, the CBI’s director general, Richard Lambert said, “The credit crunch is having an increasing impact on cash flow and inventory finance across industry. Wholesale vehicle finance plays a critically important role in the motor industry supply chain, and the CBI backs the SMMT in its proposals to improve liquidity in this and other areas. And, manufacturing support to include:· National arrangements to allow manufacturers and suppliers access to loan facilities, including potential government guarantees, to maintain liquidity and investment.· Help to speed up the allocation of existing funding to support training, R&D projects and energy efficiency measures. This would help upskill employees, accelerate innovation and provide an immediate stimulus for green collar jobs.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “This is not a call for a blanket bail-out for the industry, but rather for a careful targeted programme to support this vital part of the manufacturing economy through the current difficult times.” read more

40 Dominicans held for alleged poaching

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Forty Dominican poachers were caught by Police just before the weekend in TCI waters with some 39,000 pounds of marine product.Police vessel, Sea Defender intercepted the illegal crew around midday last Thursday southwest of White Cay.  The 30 footer, named Captain Blaze, had a number of dinghies hitched to it as the men robbed TCI waters of fish and more.  Once the poachers were caught, they did try to flee and it is reported that action was taken by officers to bring the vessel to a stop; what that action is can only be imagined as Police have strangely omitted elaborating any further.No one was hurt.   The Dominican boat was towed to Provo, where DECR confiscated the ill-gotten goods and the group was arrested on suspicion of illegal fishing and taken into custody.#MagneticMediaNews#DominicanspoachingTCIwaters#TurksandCaicosMarinePolice#SeaDefender#CaptainBlaze Related Items:#CaptainBlaze, #DominicanspoachingTCIwaters, #magneticmedianews, #SeaDefender, #TurksandCaicosMarinePolice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Employee Benefits Live to host leading exhibitors

first_imgDelegates attending Employee Benefits Live 2016 will be able to access a packed exhibition hall of leading benefits providers, advisers and consultants spanning all areas of the industry.The two-day event, which will take place on 11-12 October at Olympia National in London, will enable delegates to network with leading suppliers, view the latest launches in reward and benefits, and source products and services to meet all of their organisation’s benefits needs.This year’s exhibitors include Jelf Group, Wealth at Work, Achievers and Product Partnerships, Incorpore, Optum and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.See the full list of exhibitors and register to attend.last_img read more

Uptown Ventures Buys Hype Hair Launches U Brands

first_imgUptown Ventures Group acquired Hype Hair magazine, an African American women’s hair care brand, and announced the formation of U Brands, an investment vehicle focused on acquiring and licensing similar niche brands.“We see this as an opportunity to transform brands that have considerable equity and audience into more diverse products with more dynamic P&L’s,” says Brett Wright, chief creative officer of Uptown Ventures, parent company of Uptown Magazine, in a release.Hype Hair magazine is Uptown Ventures’ first acquisition since Uptown Magazine was reacquired from its former private equity partners. The publication’s entire current staff, including its long-time publisher, Steve Gross, and editor-in-chief, Adrienne Moore, will remain with the brand.“Hype Hair has a tremendous relationship with its readers,” says Len Burnett, Uptown Ventures co-CEO, in a statement. “Advertising in credible, well-targeted magazines is the cornerstone of an effective integrated marketing campaign.” These new integrated advertising opportunities in print, digital, on social media and via events-based marketing are the goal of the U Brands venture. With U Brands, Uptown Ventures hopes to leverage its internal capabilities in publishing, digital, experiential, licensing and sales expertise to enhance the brands they acquire.With Hype Hair, Uptown Ventures hopes to launch new digital mobile and social platforms by year’s end in an effort to aggregate the disparate hair care content platforms for the African American community and to offer consumers and advertisers new technologies.last_img read more