AP PHOTOS Portraits of an icebreaker crew researchers

first_imgThe ship hadn’t yet left Vancouver for the Arctic Circle’s Northwest Passage when the icebreaking began — with a round of “introduce yourself to the others.”We’d already met a few crew members of the MSV Nordica icebreaker the day before, including Capt. Jyri Viljanen, a master mariner from Finland who has been going to sea for 39 years.This month’s expedition through the Northwest Passage, with an Associated Press team and international researchers aboard, is Viljanen’s first transit through the passage.Helping guide the ship safely through the treacherous waters is ice navigator Capt. David “Duke” Snider, a Canadian Coast Guard veteran with 35 years at sea and current president of The Nautical Institute for maritime professionals.Others aboard include Cmdr. Bill Woityra, the ice operations division chief for the U.S. Coast Guard; marine consultant Nigel Greenwood, a retired Canadian admiral in charge of maritime forces in the Pacific; and Capt. Victor Gronmyr, a serving officer in the Canadian Coast Guard.Two members of Canada’s indigenous Inuit community, Maatiusi Manning and David Kullualik, are on board to gain “ship time” as part of their merchant marine training. Manning and Kullualik hope eventually to work on an Inuit-owned fishing ship off Canada’s northeast coast.Six scientists are accompanying the mission. Some, such as Daria Gritsenko of the University of Helsinki, are there to document the state of the ice and marine infrastructure along the Northwest Passage. Others, such as Scott Joblin of the Australian National University, will examine the legal and political issues arising from Arctic exploration and development.The Nordica also has an experienced field biologist, Paula van Weller, on board. Van Weller is documenting wildlife encounters, including any sightings of polar bears, whales or seals.___Follow the team of AP journalists as they travel through the Arctic Circle’s fabled Northwest Passage: https://www.apnews.com/tag/NewArcticlast_img read more



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Warren Buffett 15th Annual Power Lunch Charity Auction

first_imgGlide is pleased to announce the 15th Annual eBay Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett.Offered through eBay, bidding for this year’s charity auction runs June 1 at 7:30pm PDT through June 6 at 7:30pm PDT.Each year legendary investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett hosts just one charity power lunch to help support GLIDE’s programs. For the past 15 years, Buffett’s sustained commitment and the philanthropic spirit of the winning bidders have helped raise nearly $16 million to support GLIDE’s unwavering mission to help San Francisco’s residents in need.The bidding starts at $25,000 and all bidders must pre-qualify prior to placing their bids at ebay.com/glide. The winning bidder may invite seven friends to join Buffett for lunch at Smith & Wollensky, “the quintessential New York steakhouse.” Over the years, the winning bids have ranged from $25,000 to $3,456,789, with the funds going to support GLIDE’s programs, which help people overcome hunger, poverty, homelessness and debilitating health challenges.“We appreciate all of the bidders and Warren Buffett’s 15-year investment in our community,” said GLIDE’s Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams. “Our true mission at GLIDE has always been to serve the poor first and foremost and Mr. Buffett’s generosity helps us do that in a powerfully human way.”“I saw people that the world had given up on, but that Cecil and Janice had not given up on and I saw the transformative power of unconditional love in what they were doing,” said Mr. Buffett when asked why he supports GLIDE. “It really hit me.”With unconditional support and love for all, GLIDE serves over 850,000 meals yearly; operates supportive housing; provides a health clinic; and offers dozens of service programs that invest in people’s ability to break the cycle of poverty.The eBay Giving Works program is part of a portfolio of programs, resources, and tools across eBay Inc. that are intended to enable and inspire online charity donations at a scale never seen before. For information and to pre-qualify, call 800-679-2681, email Buffett@Glide.org, or visit ebay.com/glide.last_img read more



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More Stars To Join The Actors Funds 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards

first_imgThe Actors Fund has announced a star-studded lineup for the 2018 Looking Ahead Awards hosted by Garrett Clayton (“Hairspray Live!,” “Teen Beach Movie”) and Ashley Argota (“The Fosters”) on Sunday, October 28 from 4-8pm at the magnificent Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.The fifth annual gala, which raises support and awareness for The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead Program, features exciting “blue carpet” arrivals, cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, awards ceremony and live performances. Tickets are now on sale at www.actorsfund.org/LookingAheadAwards.The Looking Ahead Awards celebrates leaders in the current and former young performer community who inspire the world by living the Looking Ahead Program’s core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.The Judy & Hilary Swank Award for Parenting, honoring the parent of a former young performer, will be presented by actress Ari Graynor (“The Front Runner” with Hugh Jackman, Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here”) to her mother, Joani Geltman.The Looking Ahead Award for Education, honoring a former young performer who has made education a priority in their life, will be presented by Debbie Allen to Raven-Symoné, star and executive producer of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home.”The Looking Ahead Award for Community Service, honoring a former young performer who exemplifies giving back to the community, will be presented by Kenny Ortega to actress, producer and global youth advocate Monique Coleman (“Gimme Mo,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “High School Musical” trilogy).The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness, honoring the youth cast of a current TV show that is raising awareness about important societal issues though their roles, will be presented by Vivian McMurray (Elizabeth Taylor’s great-granddaughter) and Tarquin Wilding (Elizabeth Taylor’s grandson) to the young stars of Disney Channel’s hit series “Andi Mack” — Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie and Asher Angel.The evening will also feature live performances by Makayla Phillips from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and Dream Talent Crew (dancers Jade Bucci, Gabe DeGuzman, Conner Finnerty, Sheaden Gabriel, Saryna Garcia, Liv Simone, Leanne Tessa & Sharlize True).The Looking Ahead Program was created in 2003 in partnership with SAG-AFTRA to work with youth between the ages of 9 and 18, helping them develop the values, skills and confidence they need to make successful transitions to fulfilling adult lives. Now serving more than 500 youths, families and alumni, the program aims to create a nurturing environment where young performers get support through individual, family and education counseling, leadership development, community service and social events. Looking Ahead is guided by an Advisory Committee of professionals in youth development and youth-related entertainment, which is co-chaired by actor and recording artist Corbin Bleu and freelance casting director and former head of casting at Nickelodeon Sharon Lieblein.Previous Looking Ahead Awards honorees include Tatyana Ali, Lance Bass, Max Burkholder, Jordana Brewster, Mario Lopez, Kellie Martin, Tia & Tamera Mowry, Margaret O’Brien, Charlotte Rae, Fred Savage; the parent(s) of Hilary Swank, Wilmer Valderrama, Corbin Bleu and Holly Robinson-Peete; and the youth casts of “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “The Fosters.”last_img read more



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Farewell bashes for outgoing bank governor Mark Carney cost about 30000

OTTAWA — Saying goodbye to departing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney last month cost Canadians about $30,000.Farewell bashes hosted by the Bank of Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa — and attended by the wealthy elite of Bay Street, among others — offered guests canapes, fine wine, floral arrangements and a harpist.The heady round of farewells for Carney, who left his job May 31 for greener pastures at the Bank of England, began with a reception in Toronto.The posh May 2 event for 200 people was catered by Oliver and Bonacini for $9,300, including almost $500 for flowers. The evening at the Toronto Board of Trade ballroom drew key business people and investors, who heard a speech by Carney.Another reception in Montreal drew a similar group of 150 guests at the University Club of Montreal. Guests heard brief remarks from Carney, as well as from his newly appointed replacement, Stephen Poloz.The event cost $4,438.74.Finally, the bank held May 30 events at its downtown Ottawa headquarters on Wellington Street, a reception for 200 people and a later dinner in its dining room for 80 select guests, many of them key policy-makers. Poloz also attended.Final bills are not yet available, but the bank estimates the in-house Ottawa reception cost $7,600 and the dinner $6,900 — or about $86 a person.Bank staff also expensed $90.31 for a going-away gift for Carney, a set of bird sculptures fashioned from aluminum.The hospitality total comes to about $28,300, though travel costs for Carney and his staff would add several thousand dollars more.Details of the expenses were obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act, as well as from bank officials.The expenditures come at a time when most government departments are coping with shrinking budgets and thousands of public-service layoffs.Bank spokesman Jeremy Harrison defended the events as an opportunity for Carney to thank Canada’s financial and policy-making communities, and to introduce them to Poloz, his successor.“Mr. Carney has worked tirelessly on behalf of Canadians over these past five years, and worked closely and frequently with financial market participants in Toronto and Montreal, and with fellow policy-makers in Ottawa on many important financial sector reforms in response to the (global financial) crisis,” Harrison said in an email.“These receptions provided an appropriate venue for the governor to officially bid farewell, to thank industry participants for their continued co-operation, and to allow the Toronto and Montreal financial communities the opportunity to thank him for his service to Canadians.”Harrison noted that when former bank governor David Dodge left his post in 2008, there were official receptions held in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.But New Democrat MP Mathieu Ravignat said Carney’s farewell events were “excessive, particularly in a situation of economic restraint.”“A $30,000 bill is significant,” he said in an interview. “Something more modest would have been possible, particularly in tough economic times. It would have been a show of respect for the taxpayer.”NDP finance critic Peggy Nash attended one of the Carney events, Ravignat said, but she had no role in “organizing … the opulence of the event.”The governor of the Bank of Canada makes a salary of between $431,800 and $507,900. read more



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UN experts hold talks with Lankan delegation

During its session, the Working Group also held meetings with representatives of the Governments of the Gambia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan to exchange views on individual cases and on the issue of enforced disappearance in general.It also met the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman, non-governmental organizations and family members of disappeared persons. Members of the Working Group also held a series of informal bilateral meetings with States with a view to enhance cooperation. The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said it examined 29 reported cases of enforced disappearances under its urgent action procedure, as well as information on about 400 cases, including newly-submitted cases and previously accepted ones. The cases were seen last week in Geneva, during the Group’s 96th session. The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has had discussions with a Sri Lankan delegation on enforced disappearances, the working group said in a statement on Friday without giving further details.The five-strong expert group studied cases, including urgent actions, concerning Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Yemen. The independent human rights experts also reviewed responses from various Governments to prompt intervention letters, urgent appeals and general allegations. The Working Group also examined allegations submitted by credible sources regarding obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and held discussions on past and potential country visits, as well as future activities. read more



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Burundi Security Council urges end to fighting calls for ceasefire accord

The Council President, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, said in a press statement that the members urged the belligerents who were meeting in Dar es Salaam to negotiate in good faith a ceasefire agreement as soon as possible.Ambassador Negroponte said Council members also expressed their concern over the security situation and urged all parties to respect international humanitarian law. “We call upon all parties to permit the safe and voluntary return of refugees and to provide them with access to humanitarian assistance,” he said.Members also called on all Burundian parties to implement the Arusha agreement as the agreed upon framework for peaceful political reconciliation, Ambassador Negroponte said, adding that they urged international donors to support the peace process, including through budgetary assistance to enable Burundi to cope with the “exceptional situation” so that the benefits of the Arusha agreement were not lost.Earlier Wednesday, the Council heard an update from UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tuliameni Kalomoh on the political, security and humanitarian situation in Burundi. read more



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Winter Olympic hopefuls borrow routine from one of British figure skatings masters

first_img 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. Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland of train ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena Perhaps it’s modesty, but Buckland and Coomes are stopping short at recreating the famous Bolero routine which scored Torvill and Dean a string of perfect sixes at the 1984 Games, in front of a worldwide TV audience of 24 million.”You don’t touch Bolero, it’s just too perfect, but this routine is probably their second most famous routine in the skating world, you couldn’t do it without his blessing and I know they’ll both be watching very closely,” he said.Buckland and Coomes claimed their first major medal at the European Championships four years ago, winning bronze.Since then Coomes has struggled with a knee injury that threatened her entire career. She shattered her kneecap in eight places and was forced to undergo two operations and months of rehabilitation, forcing Buckland to train on his own in America. At one point she was told she would never compete again, but is now ready to take part in her third Winter Olympics with Buckland.They were left disappointed by their seventh place at the recent European Championships, but have since made significant changes to their routine ahead of the Olympics.”We’ve made lots of changes and we’re really excited about it,” said Buckland. “There is new music, new choreography and I think it’s probably my favourite programme we’ve done and that makes us feel very confident.” “We are huge Torvill and Dean fans and they’ve done so much for the sport, I’ve watched all their routines so many times online, I think we know them better than they do because we’ve seen them so many times.” Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland of train ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice ArenaCredit:Jamie Squire/Getty Imagescenter_img Some of the memorabilia for the 2018 Winter Olympics features British figure skating duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland There is a lot to be said for learning at the feet of the master.But as if being coached by one of the country’s greatest Olympic figure skaters was not enough, Britain’s Winter Olympic hopefuls are now borrowing some of his routines.Christopher Dean, who famously won gold with Jayne Torvill at the 1984 Games in Sarajevo, has been working with Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes as they aim to improve on their tenth place finish four years ago.He has even let them use one of his and Torvill’s most famous routines at the games, now taking place in Pyeongchang.Buckland, 28, said: “We are recreating a routine that Torvill and Dean used when they won the bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics [in Lillehammer, Norway] and that’s very special”It’s a really iconic routine in the skating world and we’ve modernised it and I’m so excited to perform it. It’s just a huge privilege to work with him, hours seem like minutes when we are working together, it’s so fun bouncing ideas off him.”Buckland, who is appearing at his third Games, added: “To work with him and for him to sanction us to skate a piece they’ve previously performed at the Olympics, I can’t think of a greater honour. We just feel a great responsibility to do it well. Some of the memorabilia for the 2018 Winter Olympics features British figure skating duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland last_img read more



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Ireland could be the best place in the world to see a

first_imgIf you capture it on camera, send your shots to tips@thejournal.ie.Additional reporting by AFPRead: Russian dashcam captures meteorite falling to earth >More: An ‘extremely bright’ fireball was spotted over Ireland > EARTH IS ABOUT to pass through the debris trail left by a recently discovered comet – and Ireland looks to be in a prime spot to see the ensuing meteor shower, weather permitting.However, be prepared to wrap up and stay out as the best time to see the show will be between 1am and dawn.It’s the first appearance of a meteor shower known as Camelopardalids.This meteor show originates from the trail of dust behind a comet known as 209P/Linear, which gets tugged into Earth’s orbit this year by the force of gravity from Jupiter.At 58,000 kilometers per hour it’s a slower moving comet than most, meaning meteors will be slower and potentially brighter.This is contrast to the annual Perseids meteor show that lasts for several days in August, consists of shooting stars that barrel by at a pace of 241,000 kilometers per hour.Meteors are space rocks that burn up upon hitting the top of Earth’s atmosphere, producing a bright flash of light that gives the appearance of a falling star.Astronomers are predicting hundreds or, if we’re lucky, thousands per hour.David Moore of Astronomy Ireland told TheJournal.ie that as Ireland will be in darkness when Earth is expected to pass through the trail, it’s likely we will be clearly able to see any meteors.He said it could be spectacular if we pass through the cloud slightly earlier than expected, as often happens with these predictions.Astronomy Ireland are inviting the public to join in a national meteor watch, explaining that all they have to do is count how many meteors they see in 15 minutes, and send the number, along with the time and your location, to the organisation (details here).Moore said it is of “great scientific value” to astronomers.If you have a decent camera and would like to capture some images of the event, Anthony Lynch of Republic Of Astronomy Ireland has this handy guide: You will need an SLR camera with a small wide-view lens plus a tripod and ideally a remote timer.Set your f-number as low as it will go and your ISO to about 3200. Take a 20 second shot and see how it comes out. You may need to adjust your ISO to brighter (higher) or darker (lower) depending on how the shot looks.If you can set your camera on a tripod to point at your chosen area of sky and set it to take constant shots at 20 to 30 seconds it will be your best chance to catch a meteor. Do not go any longer than 30 seconds or you will end up with star trails (caused by earth’s rotation).last_img read more



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Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

first_img Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 9:39 AM Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin FIANNA FÁIL IS the most popular political party in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.Today’s Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows both Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have lost ground.Here’s a breakdown of each party or group’s support: Fianna Fáil: 27% (+3)Fine Gael: 24% (–1)Sinn Féin: 14% (-2)Independents: 14% (+2)Labour: 5% (no change)AAA-PBP: 4% (-1)Social Democrats: 4% (no change)Green Party: 4% (+1)Independent Alliance: 3% (-1)Renua: 1% (+1)The poll of over 1,000 adults was taken from Monday to Friday.People were also asked if they think Ireland needs a dedicated Brexit minister, with seven in 10 thinking we do.Read: Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland? Jan 29th 2017, 9:39 AM By Órla Ryan https://jrnl.ie/3211149 Short URL Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin Image: Peter Morrison AP/Press Association Imagescenter_img Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground. Image: Peter Morrison AP/Press Association Images 178 Comments Share Tweet Email As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13,428 Views last_img read more



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Hadopi un décret sur la labellisation des moyens de sécurisation

first_imgHadopi : un décret sur la labellisation des moyens de sécurisationLe décret sur la labellisation des moyens de sécurisation “destinés à prévenir l’utilisation illicite de l’accès à un service de communication au public en ligne”, a été publié ce week-end au Journal Officiel. Au lendemain des fêtes de Noël, le gouvernement a fait paraître le décret n°2010-1630 au Journal Officiel. Celui-ci fait référence “à la procédure d’évaluation et de labellisation des moyens de sécurisation destinés à prévenir l’utilisation illicite de l’accès à un service de communication au public en ligne”. L’Hadopi pourra accorder ses labels aux logiciels censés éviter que l’accès à Internet de l’abonné puisse être utilisé pour télécharger illégalement des oeuvres en peer-to-peer, selon Numerama.com.L’éditeur qui souhaite être labellisé devra choisir un centre d’évaluation qui a été agréé par l’Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information (ANSSI). L’évaluation se fera cependant sur la base des promesses de l’éditeur et non sur l’efficacité du logiciel lui même.Une liste de spécifications fonctionnelles doit être publiée par la Haute Autorité. Une fois qu’elle sera rendue publique, les dossiers des éditeurs pourront partir aux centres d’évaluation et les premiers labels pourront être accordés. La marge de manoeuvre de l’Hadopi est cependant très limitée. Elle n’aura pas son mot à dire sur le rapport d’évaluation confidentiel qui sera remis par le centre à un éditeur. Si le rapport d’évaluation est positif, elle ne pourra s’opposer à la labellisation de son logiciel.La première labellisation ne devrait pas voir le jour avant l’été 2011. Le 27 décembre 2010 à 12:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more



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Cook Inlet Gas Considered To Relieve Interior Alaskas Energy Costs

first_imgState and local leaders are trying to determine if natural gas from Cook Inlet gas is viable option for Interior’s need for a lower cost, cleaner energy source. At issue are some of the same costs that derailed an earlier focus to bring in North Slope gas.Download AudioThe state lead Interior Energy Project is aimed at getting natural gas to Fairbanks consumers at a price equivalent to $2 a gallon heating oil.The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation is helping vet potential suppliers, and the governor’s office recently re-focused the project on Cook Inlet gas. FEDCO president and CEO Jim Dodson says current Cook Inlet production is committed to south central area customers.“We’ve got to convince somebody that we’re willing to pay a price high enough so that they’re able to have an investor come in and invest at least $10 million or more, probably, into Cook Inlet and go down and drill a well that has we don’t know what probability it has of success, but it’s not 100%,we heard that,” Dodson said.Dodson heard that from Cook Inlet Energy Commercial Manager Mark Slaughter, who met with FEDCO and other local leaders this week, to talk about supplying Fairbanks. Slaughter refers to the Interior Energy Project targeted gas price as a starting point.“It’s a commercial negotiation, so it just will depend between the parties how everything works out and it’ll depend realistically on financing and what level of government involvement is involved,” Slaughter said.The state is backing the Interior energy project with an over $340 million financing package, but that’s for a range of needed infrastructure including getting liquefied gas north, something FEDCO Dodson lists options for.“[It] could be a pipeline, it could be a rail car, it could be a truck, all of those things are in play,” Dodson said.Governor Bill Walker is pushing the option of moving Cook Inlet LNG north on the Alaska Railroad. The Interior Energy project originally proposed trucking in gas from the North Slope, but the ballooning cost of a LNG processing facility there, pushed the estimated consumer gas price too high. Upping Cook Inlet production to meet broad demand in Fairbanks would also require expanded processing capacity.last_img read more



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Fairbanks cyclist wins Iditarod Trail Invitational

first_imgJay Cable of Fairbanks has won the 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational human-powered race.Listen nowCable pedaled his fat bike under the burled arch in Nome Wednesday to claim the top spot, after 17 days, three hours on the trail. Vancouver BC based cyclist RJ Sauer followed 17 hours later to take second place, and Pennsylvania’s Tim Hewitt was third, another seven hours back. Hewitt becomes the only ITI racer to have completed the 1,000-mile event on foot and by bike. Race director Katy Merchant said competitors struggled with soft trail and windy, cold conditions in the Alaska Range after the February 26th start, but travel conditions improved.”They were making pretty good time on the Yukon River and then the Kaltag-Portage… Kaltag-Unalakleet, I think was pretty good,” Merchant said. “I think there was some walking and pushing there. But the coast has been really good. They’ve been making really good time on the Bering Sea coast from Unalakleet to Nome. There’s a little bit of wind but nothing like it could be.”Three ITI riders are still on the trail to Nome.last_img read more



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Sudeep demands this from Dolly Sidhu after her engagement with Kabir Duhan

first_imgKichcha Sudeep with Kabir Duhan SinghTwitterKannada actor Kichcha Sudeep has made a strange demand from Punjabi singer Dolly Sidhu after her engagement with Kabir Duhan Singh, who is playing an important role in multilingual film Pailwaan.Kabir Duhan Singh is one of most sought-after actors for negative roles down south. Having made his debut with the Telugu film Jil (2015), he has played the villain in over 20 movies in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil languages in the last five years. He has two big-ticket projects in his kitty and Pailwaan, which features him in a very strong role opposite Sandalwood superstar Sudeep.Having taken a break from Pailwaan shoot, Kabir Duhan Singh got engaged to Dolly Sidhu on June 22. He tweeted a photo of the engagement and wrote, “And It Happened ❤️❤️❤️#Gratitude .” His fiancée also tweeted, “So I closed my eyes and opened my heart to the new beginning ❤️ @Kabirduhansingh #taken #blessed #newbeginnings #kabirduhansingh #dollysidhu.”Soon after hearing the news, Kichcha Sudeep took to his Twitter account to wish the would-be couple. He retweeted Kabir’s post and wrote, “Wohhh…… Happy for u mate @Kabirduhansingh.. Stay blessed… I hope she cooks well.. N feeds u enough for me to look fitter than u … Happy for both of u,, cheers.” Kabir Duhan Singh’s engagement with Dolly SindhuTwitterSudeep’s funny demand surprised many of his followers but it was a pleasure for Kabir Duhan Singh feed him and take his blessings. He quickly responded to the Kichcha star and said that he is waiting for him and his wife Priya to come to his home for dinner. The Pailwaan villain replied, “Ha ha ha ha need your blessings sir and m waiting for you and priya man at my home for dinner “However, Kichcha Sudeep is seen locking horns with Kabir Duhan Singh, who is playing an antagonist in his upcoming action drama film, which is released in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil on August 9. It is one of the most hyped films of 2019 and the confrontation between the two actors will be one of the highlights of the movie.last_img read more



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Xbox Store set to have huge 17day sale starting next Tuesday

first_imgThe year is almost over and Microsoft plans to end things in a big way starting next week. The Xbox Store will be featuring a sale called Countdown that will let people save big on hundreds of games, apps, TV shows, and movies for 17 days.What’s great about this sale is that anyone who has an Xbox system can get in on it. Being a subscriber to Xbox Live Gold isn’t required, though it will get you an additional 10 percent off purchases.There will be deals for titles in “the greatest games lineup.” These include Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rare Replay, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Outside of those Xbox One exclusives, there will also be deals on third party heavyweights like Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and more. Xbox One owners will also get discounts on more than 10 backward compatible games.Both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 will be getting 40 to 60 percent off deals. In some cases, some deals may go above 60 percent. And as mentioned before, Xbox Live subscribers will get an extra 10 percent off.As far as other media is concerned, movies such as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mad Max: Fury Road, and seasons of TV shows like Archer will also be discounted, along with hundreds of others. Apps like Crunchyroll, Sling TV, and CBS All Access will all be offering free one-month trials during the sale.To check out all of the offers, you can check out the Countdown sale on Xbox.com or at MajorNelson.com starting on December 22.last_img read more



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Origins of Boxing DayDay of GoodwillOrigins of Boxing DayDay of Goodwill

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Others suggest that Boxing Day is to do with ships… When setting sail, there would be a sealed box containing money on board for good luck. When the trip was deemed to be a success, the box was given to a priest in that area and the contents then given to the poor.Another theory comes from the Victorian ages, with employers giving Christmas boxes to their staff. Workers were allowed time off on Boxing Day to visit their own families with Christmas boxes full of leftover food.HAPPY BOXING DAY!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! December 26 (today) marks the day of Goodwill, also known as Boxing Day.There are many different theories behind the name; a popular one is to do with helping out the less fortunate.Boxes to collect money for the poor were placed in churches on Christmas Day and opened the next day.These boxes were opened on the day after Christmas in honour of St Stephen, the first Christian person killed because of his religious beliefs, whose feast day falls on December 26.The most common belief is that ‘Boxing Day’ got its name due to servants and their employers.Boxing Day was a day of goodwill and servants received a ‘Christmas Box’, in other words a Christmas gift from their masters.The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.last_img read more



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Some Cubans see US thaw as a boon others pessimistic

first_img“It’s going to be an improvement for the country,” Rojas said. “More American tourists are going to come, which is a boon for us.”Rojas has managed to purchase a house in Havana, something that was illegal for decades until a real estate reform in 2011, and he believes Cuba is on the right track.“There have been changes. I was able get my taxi license and I bought my home,” he saidHe sees neighborly relations with Cuba’s longtime foe, Washington, as the next step.“There doesn’t have to be bad blood.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories She also hopes to see a day when there’s no more U.S. embargo choking off commerce to the island and feels that will help Cuba get better economically.“Having relations between the two countries, I’m sure it will be a very beautiful thing,” Guas said. “We are so close. For 50 years we have lived with this anguish.”But she also worries that with change, consumerism and crime could creep in.“It wouldn’t be smart to open the country up too quickly, because we have lived for years with a process of little by little. It wouldn’t be good for the country or for us as citizens.”___Royde Rojas, 48, was educated as a topographer and used to be the boss of local offices of Geocuba, a state-run surveying company, in his native province of Holguin, on the eastern side of the island.But four years ago he quit his low-paying job, figuring he could make more as a taxi driver. He’s among hundreds of thousands of people now working in Cuba’s incipient private sector under the economic reforms of recent years.Rojas said he’s upbeat that better relations with the United States will attract investment and tourism — meaning more clients to drive around in his shabby, gray, Soviet-made Moskvitch sedan. He’s convinced better ties between Cuba and the United States will do nothing to improve his life, or those of Cubans in general.“Relations should exist, yes, but benefit me? They don’t benefit me at all, because for 56 years it has been demonstrated that there is no respect for the people” by the government, he said.Gonzalez is a member of a dissident organization called the Republican Popular Party, and he was waiting to enter the U.S. Interests Section to use the free Internet it offers. Opposition groups have no legal recognition in Cuba, and he believes things won’t get better until the country’s communist leadership is gone.“What Obama said about empowering the people, that’s not going to happen as long as Fidel and Raul are around.”___Amarylis Guas hasn’t seen her son since his dad took him to the United States 15 years ago. Today he’s a man of 27. She hopes looser relations will help them build their relationship further.A 48-year-old former professor of language and literature, she went through a deep personal crisis when her son left and now works at a small privately owned cafeteria where she arrives every morning at 5 a.m. Top Stories HAVANA (AP) — As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. Some hope rapprochement will help them make a small business prosper or keep in touch with relatives in Florida, while others doubt it will do anything to improve their lives.The Associated Press spoke with islanders in Havana on Wednesday about the two countries’ announcement that they will reopen embassies later this summer, more than 50 years after the diplomatic relationship was severed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to homecenter_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like ___Eleven years ago, Elba Gil cried for a week when her daughter left to live in the United States. As her last child remaining on the island now prepares to make the same move soon with her own family, Gil feels more nostalgic than anything.That’s because improved political ties are making it easier for families divided by the Florida Straits to stay in touch. If phone service gets cheaper and the Internet becomes more easily available in Cuba — two things that islanders anticipate will come with the thaw — things could get even better.“If there are good relations between the two countries I can visit them and she can come here. If there are good communications, it wouldn’t be like before when people left and you never heard from them. The sadness is less,” Gil said.She spoke as she waited outside the U.S. Interests Section with her daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren, who have been approved for a U.S. family reunification visa to join the other daughter, now a nurse.Gil plans to visit whenever she can.“I have my home here and my husband, and I don’t want to throw that away.”___Joan Gonzalez is a 40-year-old husband and father who hasn’t held a job in five years and makes do with “whatever comes along” — odd jobs like painting a house or fixing a patio. He used to work in a soap factory. Quick workouts for men New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Elba Gil, 61, housewife, poses for a photo in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Eleven years ago, Gil cried for a week when her daughter left to live in the United States. As her last child remaining on the island now prepares to make the same move soon with her own family, Gil feels more nostalgic than anything. That’s because improved political ties are making it easier for families divided by the Florida Straits to stay in touch. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) Comments   Share   last_img read more



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