This Fall ELLE Canada Has a BrandNew Wardrobe

first_img Facebook THIS FALL, ELLE Canada HAS A BRAND-NEW WARDOROBE ! (CNW Group/TVA Group) TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2018 – Think of your new-look ELLE as you would a major update to your closet: There are some great new outfits, some classics with a twist and some daring party pieces. Everything fits perfectly and feels great to wear. And when you walk out the door, you feel inspired, empowered and ready to conquer the world. That’s the ELLE spirit, and you’ll find it on every page of ELLE Canada’s new-look September issue.Tracee Ellis Ross, of the primetime hit show Black-ish, is this month’s cover star—and a dream talent to help us launch our new look and the start of the fashion new year. In addition to our cover shoot and candid interview with the actress and style icon, this issue is overflowing with shopping and style advice, including the launch of our ELLE Guide. (This month’s topic: How to find your signature style, with expert advice from our editors.) Other highlights include the fall fashion and beauty trend reports, Saoirse Ronan and Lupita Nyong‘o in conversation and must-read features covering a range of subjects, from financial infidelity to luxe fall travel destinations.Canada’s #1 multi-platform fashion magazine brand has re-engineered its format, content pillars and marketing investment, providing ongoing commitment to Canadian audiences through delivering the highest-quality content. The new-look ELLE has been designed to function as an escape—it is elegant and modern while staying true to the aspirational and inclusive DNA of the ELLE brand, a recognized global brand with 46 editions worldwide. The new design further pushes our competitive advantage as a recognized luxury title with unparalleled access to celebrities, thought leaders and visionaries, all presented with the important Canadian perspective.  And, thanks to the ELLE network, Elle Canada has the unique position to showcase Canadian talent globally with our fashion shoots and content through syndication in editions around the world. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The investment in high-gloss paper stock, newsstand and subscription promotions, digital-content strategies and video production ensures marketers reach the ultimate influencers—over 1.7 million every month.The team is led by editor-in-chief Vanessa Craft. “September has always been a time of re-invention, inspiration and excitement, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share our new look with readers. Our editorial approach, both in print and online, continues with the same mission: to offer inclusive, accessible and aspirational content that helps women explore and celebrate their own style while building an empowered, authentic life.”“TVA Publications is committed to providing our readers and our marketing partners access to Canada’s leading fashion, beauty, and luxury products through brands like ELLE.  Our brand-new design and talented team continues to innovate across all our platforms” says Lyne Robitaille, Vice President, TVA Publications.The September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring Tracie Ellis Ross, is currently on newsstandsFollow ELLE Canada on social media:Facebook.com/ELLECanadaInstagram @ELLECanadaTwitter @ELLECanadaSnapchat @ELLECanadaSubscribe to the ELLE Canada YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ELLECanadaComAbout TVA GROUPTVA Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is a communications company engaged in the broadcasting, film and audiovisual production, and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group Inc. is North America’s largest broadcaster of French-language entertainment, information and public affairs programming and one of the largest private-sector producers of French-language content. It is also the largest publisher of French-language magazines and publishes some of the most popular English-language titles in Canada. The Corporation’s Class B shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TVA.B.Logo: ELLE Canada (CNW Group/TVA Group) Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

SCHITTS CREEK SET TO END AFTER SIX SEASONS

first_imgEugene, left, and Dan accept the Best Comedy Series Award for Schitt’s Creek at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. (Peter Power/Canadian Press)The Levys also play father and son on the sitcom, alongside Catherine O’Hara as the mother and Annie Murphy as the daughter of the Rose family, who lost their fortune due to a shady business manager and now live in a motel in a small town the dad bought as a joke years ago.Each character has carved out a niche in the town over the years, providing nuance and a joyful spirit that has helped Schitt’s Creek grow in popularity from season to season.Current hit on TV, Netflix, social mediaWhere the show once was a modest gem, it now has a spot on Netflix, countless memes and mentions on social media, and accolades from top critics.“It’s really been quite unbelievable,” said Eugene Levy, a comedy treasure and SCTV alum who was born in Hamilton.“Having a show like Schitt’s Creek in the autumn of my years, so to speak, is something not a lot of people get to experience.”The show has also spawned a live tour with sold-out audiences in Canada and the U.S., won several Canadian Screen Awards and was up for a Critics’ Choice trophy in January.“I’m sure people will be questioning, ‘Why walk away when so many people are watching it?”‘ Toronto-born Daniel said, noting he tries not to pay attention to the show’s buzz because he doesn’t want it to affect the creative process.“But the reality is, we’ve always been about the show, and I hope that when people watch this last season, they’ll understand that we did nothing but respect that experience.”Levy said he had a feeling around Season 3 that the story of the Roses was halfway through and would be done come Season 6. His dad was fully supportive and they’ve been carefully constructing the storylines to reach that conclusion ever since.‘Going out on a nice, natural high’“We’re going out on a nice, natural high and never really wanted to risk taking it any further into what I might call the law of diminishing returns,” said Eugene.Executives at CBC and Pop say they’re sad the show is ending, but admire the commitment of the Levys to wrap it up on their own terms.“It’s creative genius, and who am I to mess with creative genius?” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming for CBC English Television, noting the show has grown the public broadcaster’s audience, particularly its younger demographic.I truly think it will be, always, one of the greatest comedies ever created in this country.– Sally Catto, CBC Television“It really also became an anchor for a new era of [scripted] comedy at the CBC,” she added.“I truly think it will be, always, one of the greatest comedies ever created in this country.”Pop channel president Brad Schwartz, who also worked with Daniel when he was at MTV Canada, said it’s their highest-rated original series and has helped define the network.“It’s devastating,” he said of the decision to end it. “It’s one of the most proud pieces of content I’ve ever been involved with.“You don’t get shows like this very often in a career.”Daniel said he hopes the final season will provide closure and “tell the funniest, the sweetest, the most joyful episodes of our show we’ve ever told.”And he isn’t ruling out returning to the characters one day.“I would never say that this is the end. If we get an idea somewhere down the line that feels fresh and necessary and relevant, I would absolutely entertain any form of revisiting these lovely, strange characters.” Login/Register With: Schitt’s Creek fans: Prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family.As the hit Canadian comedy series cements its status as a critical and cultural smash during its fifth season, father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have announced the story will come to an end next year.In a statement on Daniel’s social media accounts Thursday, they revealed the beloved half-hour show will wrap up for good at the end of its sixth season. The 14 final episodes are due to begin in January 2020 on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S.To Our Dear Fans… pic.twitter.com/FIXjD3gbzA— dan levy (@danjlevy) March 21, 2019It’s a decision the Levys reached a long time ago and is one they’re excited about, they stressed in interviews with The Canadian Press, noting they’ve envisioned this final chapter from the beginning.“I’ve always known how the show was going to end,” Daniel, who is also the showrunner, said by phone from Toronto.“I’ve always seen every season of our show as a chapter in the story of this family’s life, and we have reached our inevitable conclusion in that story, so it was the right time and it was something that I had been building to for five seasons.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Schitt’s Creek Twitterlast_img read more

Mandate for Muskrat Falls inquiry incomplete says former bureaucrat

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN News The public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador has drawn a lot of criticism since it was announced in November.The inquiry is looking at the financial issues facing the project – mainly why the cost of the project has doubled to $12.7 billion.A group of people gathered in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week to share their concerns.jbrake@aptn.calast_img

DU to shut multiple-ID application option

first_imgNew Delhi: The University of Delhi is all set to restrict the option of applying courses from multiple ids during the admission process. Also, the students applying to the university can change the courses or colleges during the admissionprocess. The new regulation will be implemented from DU admission 2019 application process from the academic year onwards. “The suggestions made by DU college principals to the committee for undergraduate admissions of the university,” said a source. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per the official notification, Delhi University will start the admission process for 2019-20 by April 15, 2019, and complete the application process by May 7, 2019. “This is relatively earlier as compared to last year when Delhi University had started the admissions in May. Along with announcing the admission process, the university has also put forth some new changes which will be introduced in the admission process from the academic year 2019-20,” said source. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMoreover, the university also introduced a few more changes in the admission process which are mentioned which are as follows the key changes are; where earlier candidates shifting streams faced a 5 percent slack in their best of four averages, the university has now reduced the slack to 2 percent. Also, the admission process for the Sports and ECA quota will be held separately. The admissions to candidates under this section will begin on May 20, 2019, sources added. “The admissions are based on the best of four marks secured by candidates in their qualifying examination. Candidates who seek admissions to the undergraduate programmes have to enter their best of four marks (average of best four subjects) while filling the application form,’ said official. Moreover, the admission committee is planning to cut the number of cutoff for the admission to the 86 colleges affiliated to the the university.last_img read more

Explore Marrakech: Morocco’s Hybrid City

By Alexandra GrittaRabat- Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech has a very open and welcoming vibe toward foreigners. The city is a wonderful melange of both new and old, and of traditional and progressive components. On travel lists, Marrakech ranks as the top destination to visit in Morocco. In 2017 alone, Marrakech received eight million tourists. Not a surprise! The city maintains a vibrant nightlife. In the modernized areas, clubs and casinos are open late, while the historic Jemaa el-Fna (one of the largest open-air markets in the world) reaches the peak of its wonder at night. Many of the world’s most popular cities for tourism—Paris, Hong Kong, and New York, to name a few—have a distinct and disappointing feeling of sameness to them. Cultural differences that should distinguish them are lost among the tall, modern buildings, and traditional culture is replaced with technology.While many touristic cities have lost their exotic flavor in an effort to modernize and accommodate the masses, Marrakech manages to present its traditions while also drawing on more modern aspects. Things to do in Marrakech:Marrakech is a very active city with many well-known sites. The following list is a mixture of some of the most common tourist attractions as well as some lesser known.Palais Bahia. The palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to be a hallmark of its time period, showcasing the epitome of Islamic and Moroccan architecture. The palace is eight hectares and contains 150 rooms, including various gardens and courtyards. One of the most popular sites is the harem, where Abu Ahmed, a former black slave who rose to power, housed his four wives and 24 concubines.Allegedly, the palace was named after Ahmed’s favorite wife, “Bahia,” meaning “beautiful.” The entrance fees is MAD 10. Guides are available at the palace for an extra cost, and can conduct tours in English. As there is little information available on the palace in English inside the palace, hiring a guide is highly recommended.Jardin Majorelle. The gardens surround a villa in which the French painter Jacques Majorelle lived. It took 40 years for the painter to create the gardens. Complete with exotic plants from five continents and various water features, the garden is a relaxing break from the mayhem of the city. There is also a museum featuring Amazigh culture. Entrance to the gardens costs MAD 70, while the museum costs an additional MAD 30.Jardin MajorelleJemaa el-Fna. This market is one of the largest open-air markets in the world and one of Marrakech’s prime features. It’s also one of the most crowded and active places in Morocco. Jemaa el-Fna is located in the old medina (“city”) and is full of snake charmers, storytellers, animals, and more. It is also a great place for food (both small vendors and restaurants) and bargaining. Make sure to visit both during the night and the day….it’s a completely different experience after the sun goes down and the performers come out.Palooza Park. If you are traveling with children or need a break from Marrakech’s heat, Palooza Park is a wonderful theme park destination which also includes a water park. Costs range from MAD 50 for the children’s water park to MAD 120 for the adult water park.     Palooza ParkGrand Casino La Mamounia. Take a break from sightseeing for a relaxing night of gambling at Le Grand Casino La Mamounia. The venue features table games, slot machines, bars, and a classy restaurant. It is one of the most highly rated casinos in Marrakech. Drinks are free if you play at the tables, and there are some events such as buffets and performances.Terres d’Amanar. Located in an Amazigh region, this hotel and park combination is sometimes overlooked by tourists, but it is a stop not to be missed. It is situated just 30 minutes outside of Marrakech at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The park offers a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, archery, Amazigh arts and crafts, a zipline, swimming, and all-terrain mountain biking.You do not have to be a resident of the hotel to visit the park, and activities are paid individually, usually ranging from MAD 100 to 200 per 30 minutes to 1 hour of an activity.If you are looking to vacation in Marrakech, here are some important things to be aware of:Market bargaining is cultural. If you are a foreigner, you are already a target for raised prices and seller harassment. Items in Morocco may seem relatively cheap to begin with, but it is common for sellers to double prices if they know they are dealing with tourists who are unaware of “normal” pricing. Sellers tend to pursue tourists actively. When bargaining, offer one third to half of the price given and go from there. Be careful with henna. Henna is a plant paste used to create artful patterns on the skin and is offered in Jemaa el-Fna. It’s a tradition in Morocco and dyes the skin for up to two weeks. However, black henna and even some forms of “regular” brown henna contain chemicals that can burn skin and cause scarring. Women may approach and pushily offer henna, even taking your hand and beginning designs without permission. Steer clear of henna until you know exactly what the paste contains and be firm with the designers if you do not want any.Ask taxi drivers to turn on their meters. Marrakchi taxi drivers are notorious for trying to overcharge tourists. This problem is easily solved by asking the driver to turn on their meter for an exact and fair price to your destination. If they refuse, wait for a different taxi.Summer is hot. Marrakech temperatures can reach over 37 degrees Celsius so being outside can be hard on some foreigners not used to elevated temperatures. Spring and fall are more optimal times to visit for those with low heat tolerance (temperatures range from 19 to 28 degrees Celsius). Stay hydrated, apply sunscreen frequently, and consider wearing a hat to cover your head. read more

UN gears up for Timorese elections with security measures to ensure peace

On the eve of the second round of presidential elections in Timor-Leste, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the small country is shoring up security measures with the expectation that the polls will be peaceful.UN police officers (UNPOL), which worked with the National Police of Timor-Leste to provide security during the campaigning, “will continue to provide a strong presence at polling stations tomorrow,” the UN Mission (UNMIT) said in a news release.A strong security presence will also be provided across Timor-Leste during the counting and tabulation of votes.So far, the campaigning period for this second round “has been free of any serious incidents of violence and intimidation,” UNMIT said.The mission’s Deputy Special Representative in charge of security, Eric Tan, said lessons learned from the first round formed the basis for strengthening security for tomorrow’s election.“UNPOL, through its National Investigation Department, will place teams in key locations to ensure prompt investigations into any allegations of irregularities, especially intimidation, during the elections,” Mr Tan said. “This is a new addition to the security plan.”In addition to this measure addressing intimidation, UNPol and the National Police will have a presence at every polling centre with mobile patrols stationed in each district. Formed Police Units (FPUs) will be on standby to quell any security incidents that may arise.UNMIT is mandated by the Security Council to “support Timor-Leste in all aspects of the 2007 presidential and parliamentary electoral process, including through technical and logistical support, electoral policy advice and verification or other means.”The mission said it is “confident that the second round for the presidential election to be held tomorrow will be peaceful.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a video message to the Timorese people, urged them to participate in the democratic process. “I call upon both candidates and their supporters to react to the results in a peaceful manner, and to raise any concerns they may have about the process through the appropriate legal channels,” he said, pledging the UN’s continued assistance. 8 May 2007On the eve of the second round of presidential elections in Timor-Leste, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the small country is shoring up security measures with the expectation that the polls will be peaceful. read more

Supreme Court dismisses petition on 65000 housing project

SanjeewaJayawardena (PC), appearing on behalf of ArcelorMittal Construction France submitted that in excess of 97,000 applications have been made to dated, in response to the 2 sample houses that have constructed by ArcelorMittal Construction France. He further submitted that the Petitioner has no locus standi as the 97,000 applicants who are going to be the beneficiaries to the houses have not been made parties to the application. The Supreme Court has dismissed the Petition filed by Petitioner Muhammed Fazl with regard to the 65000 housing project initiated by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.Appearing for Minister D.M. Swaminathan, Senior Counsel Upul Jayasuriya made submissions before the Supreme Court, stating that the Petitioner has filed the application with the intent of misleading court and the public at large by sighting the 1st Respondent Minister as the Chairman of the Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee, when in fact all members of the CANC are officials of Ministries and no Minister sits as a member of any such committee and further submitted that a Contempt of Court Application has been filed on that basis. Rajaratnam (PC) appearing on behalf of the Cabinet of Ministers submitted that the reliefs sought cannot be granted at this stage or any stage of this application and that the application must be dismissed. Jayasuriya submitted that the displaced families have been living under polythene shacks since 2009 and that it is imperative that an urgent solution is given to the displaced persons of the Northern and Eastern provinces as a protest of nearly 20,000 persons is imminent as reported by a frontline newspaper. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Myanmar UN official voices concern at reports of increased sectarian violence

Last week President Thein Sein reportedly declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in four central townships after several days of unrest between Buddhists and Muslims, including in Meiktila where at least 30 people were killed.“The recent episode of violence in Meiktila in central Myanmar raises concerns that sectarian violence is spreading to other parts of the country,” stated Special Adviser Adama Dieng. “In the context of last year’s violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, there is a considerable risk of further violence if measures are not put in place to prevent this escalation.” Mr. Dieng said these measures must address not only the immediate consequences of the current violence but also the root causes of the problem. “Failing to do so can have serious future consequences which the international community has solemnly promised to prevent,” he stated.“The Government of Myanmar must clearly demonstrate that it is serious about holding accountable those responsible for the past and present violence, regardless of their religious or ethnic affiliations,” he urged. “The Government must also take measures to protect populations still at risk.” Noting that the State has the primary responsibility to protect its population, the Special Adviser called on the Government of Myanmar to address this situation as a matter of urgency, develop a comprehensive national strategy that upholds international human rights standards and promotes reconciliation and tolerance among Buddhist and Muslim communities in the country. “I call upon all religious leaders, local leaders and the communities themselves, to promote a culture of respect for diversity and peaceful coexistence that is fundamental in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society such as the one in Myanmar,” stated Mr. Dieng “As a country that has positively surprised the international community with its recent transformation towards democracy, Myanmar needs to demonstrate that the rule of law will prevail and that all those living within its borders are and will be protected from violence and discrimination, particularly on the basis of religion or ethnicity.”Meanwhile, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, wrapped up a five-day visit to the country at the invitation of its Government, during which he spoke with families in Meiktila and met with leaders of different communities. During the visit, a public meeting was held with leaders from the Buddhist, Christian and Muslim communities, and representatives of affected families to discuss measures to resolve tensions.Mr. Nambiar said that fostering communal harmony was the responsibility of all sections of society and that religious leaders and other community leaders must publicly call on their followers to shun all violence, respect the law and promote peace. He also expressed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s “strong sympathy and support” to the affected communities, as well as the UN’s readiness to continue meeting their relief and rehabilitation needs. read more

UNICEF and partners say education system in Central African Republic on its

“The education system is literally on its knees,” said Souleymane Diabaté, UNICEF Representative in CAR. “Many teachers have not been paid for months; there are no textbooks; the little infrastructure that existed before the crisis has been damaged.”Fighting in CAR has taken on an increasingly sectarian nature following a 2012 rebel-led coup and has since become more brutal with reports of ongoing human rights violations and reprisal clashes between largely Christian anti-balaka and mostly Muslim Séléka rebels that have displaced hundreds of thousands of people both inside and outside the country, and left 2.2 million in need of humanitarian aid.The crisis has also disrupted two school years since the end of 2012 and many families are still too scared to send their children back to classes, UNICEF noted in a news release. The survey carried out in February paints a grim picture. On average, schools have only been open for four weeks since October 2013 due to the destruction of classrooms, the slow return of teachers to duty posts and delayed payment of teachers’ salaries. A third of the 355 schools surveyed have been attacked in recent months – struck by bullets, set on fire, looted or occupied by armed groups. Meanwhile, enrolment figures dropped drastically – one in three children who were enrolled in the last school year did not return this year.“Families, homes, stability – so much has been taken from children during this crisis,” said Mr. Diabaté. “They cannot be robbed of education, their best hope for a better and more peaceful future.” UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Education’s efforts to provide school supplies, restore looted schools and offer teacher training. In areas where insecurity has hindered the resumption of educational activities, including the capital Bangui, UNICEF and partners set up nearly 120 temporary learning spaces where up to 23,000 children and adolescents have the opportunity to learn, play and receive psychosocial support.UNICEF’s education programmes remain grossly underfunded, the agency warned. Only $3 million has been received so far out of a total $10 million needed to help children resume their learning. read more

Is Anyone In The NBA Not Injured

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 1, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the recent rash of significant injuries to key players on the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder. John Wall and Kevin Love suffered injuries that will sideline them for at least several weeks, and DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Roberson are out for the remainder of the season. How will these losses affect each team and the playoff forecast? We take a look. Next, we talk about the Los Angeles Clippers’ decision to trade star Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons, and speculate about how Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy might use the power forward.Here are links to what we discussed this week:ESPN reported that the Wizards’ John Wall’s knee surgery would have him out at least two months.The Pelicans’ Boogie Cousins will be out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.Meanwhile, the Cavaliers’ Kevin Love will miss six to eight weeks with a hand fracture.And the Thunder’s Andre Roberson is done for the year with a ruptured patellar tendon.Chris Herring calls the Pistons’ trade for Griffin a desperate move that may backfire. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

Rutherford Ambris shine but West Indies A defeated in 5th ODI

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Indies batsmen need to step up more in 2nd TestNovember 27, 2018In “latest news”Kyle Hope, Ambris earn maiden ODI call-upsJune 28, 2017In “latest news”Mehidy 12-for scripts record Bangladesh winDecember 2, 2018In “latest news” Bowling: D Chahar 6.4-0-39-2, Khaleel Ahmed 6-1-41-1, Pandya 8-0-32-1, Navdeep Saini 8-1-31-2, R Chahar 9-0-53-2, Axar Patel 10-0-39-1.INDIA AGaikwad c Pierre b Paul 99Gill c Jordan b Cornwall 69Iyer not out 61*M. Pandey not out 7Extras (nb1) 1TOTAL (2 wkts, 33 overs) 237Did not bat: K Pandya, +I Kishan, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, R Chahar, Axar Patel, D Chahar.Fall of wickets: 1-110, 2-222.Bowling: Jordan 6-0-43-0, Pierre 8-0-55-0, Paul 5-0-37-1, Cornwall 7-0-47-1, Chase 3-0-24-0, Carter 4-0-31-0Result: India A won by eight wickets.Series: India win five-match series 4-1.Toss: West Indies A.Umpires: J Blade, G Brathwaite. (CWI) COOLIDGE, Antigua – Sparkling half-centuries from Sherfane Rutherford and Sunil Ambris failed to inspire West Indies “A” and they crumbled to an eight-wicket defeat against India “A” in their One-day series here.Rutherford smashed four fours and four sixes in the top score of 65 from 70 balls and Ambris made 61 from 52 balls, as West Indies “A” were bowled out for 236 in 47.4 overs, after they chose to bat in fifth and final match of the series at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.But the home team’s bowlers failed to make inroads into the Indians’ batting and the visitors’ top order, led by Ruturaj Gaikwad, whose 99 from 89 balls included 11 fours and three sixes, fellow opener Shubman Gill with 69 from 40 balls and an unbeaten 61 from 64 balls for Shreyas Iyer easily chased down the target with 17 overs remaining.The result meant that Roston Chase’s side lost the five-match series 1-4, after they lost the first two matches by 65 runs respectively at this venue and the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, where they also lost the third match by 148 runs before winning last Friday’s fourth match by five runs at this ground.West Indies “A” had a solid opening stand of 77 between Ambris and left-hander Kjorn Ottley, but once they were separated, the innings spun out of control and they were wobbling at 163 for eight before Rutherford and Khary Pierre put on 52 for the ninth wicket.Things were no less easy for West Indies “A” when they took the field, as Gaikwad shared 110 with Gill for the first wicket and followed up with a stand of 112 for the second wicket with Iyer before Keemo Paul claimed his scalp with a hundred on the cards.The two teams now prepare for a three-match “Test” series with the first match starting on Wednesday at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.The last two matches will be contested in Trinidad from July 31 to August 3 at Queen’s Park Oval and August 6 to 9 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES AAmbris run out 61Ottley c Gill b Navdeep Saini 21+D. Thomas lbw b K Pandya 1Chase wkp Kishan b Navdeep Saini 1Carter b Axar Patel 9Powell c & b R Chahar 4Rutherford c R Chahar b D Chahar 65Cornwall c Pandey b R Chahar 10Paul c K Pandya b Khaleel Ahmed 13Pierre not out 35Jordan b D Chahar 6Extras (lb1, w7, nb2) 10TOTAL (all out, 47.4 overs) 236Fall of wickets: 1-77, 2-86, 3-87, 4-89, 5-101, 6-103, 7-124, 8-163, 9-1225, 10-236 read more

Cupric Canyon rewards Fluor with Khoemacau coppersilver EPCM contract

first_imgFluor says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Cupric Canyon Capital for its Khoemacau copper and silver project in northwest Botswana.The company booked the undisclosed contract value in the June quarter of 2019, it said.This announcement follows hot on the heels of the groundbreaking ceremony (pictured) at Khoemacau and Barminco being awarded a five-year underground mining contract at the 3.6 Mt/y Zone 5 mine.Tony Morgan, President of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business, said the two companies previously worked together on the project’s front-end engineering and design phase to establish a “capital-efficient design and execution plan” for the project. This saw Fluor involved in construction management of the early works for the camp upgrade, bush clearing, transport corridor and surface infrastructure terrace preparation, he added.Fluor’s EPCM scope includes upgrading the existing copper concentrator plant and new mine surface infrastructure, with the project expected to produce 62,000 t/y of copper and 1.9 Moz of silver with a life of mine in excess of 20 years.Morgan said: “We will leverage our local capabilities and extensive copper experience to execute the Khoemacau project with excellence – safely, on time, on budget and with quality.”Fluor has worked in Botswana since the early 2000s and opened an office in Gaborone in 2015. From Gaborone, it delivers safety, cost-competitive innovations and execution excellence to clients, it said.last_img read more

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance TAFE Queensland CQUniversity Australia announce new mine autonomy training

first_imgBHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity Australia have announced a new multi-million dollar skills partnership that will support the introduction of new technology in mining. The key aim of the Queensland Future Skills Partnership is to fund and facilitate the fast-tracked development and delivery of new autonomy related qualifications in open-cut mining operations in Queensland.Minister for Skills and Training Development Shannon Fentiman commended the partners stating the partnership and project is an excellent example of Queensland’s public training providers coming together with industry to support new and emerging skill needs impacting Queensland. “We hear all the time that the world of work is changing and the rapid rate of occupational change and new technology adoption means that the need to re-skill and up-skill the existing workforce will be critical into the future,” Fentiman said.“This project will have a direct positive impact for the resources and related sectors including agriculture, tourism and hospitality as well as local Queensland regional and rural communities. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership will unpack the future skill and qualification requirements for the resources sector and the communities and other industries that support the sector, and create a robust and actionable plan on addressing future skills needs.”Asset President BMA, James Palmer said the partnership will drive innovation in new approaches to skilling the resources industry workforce for jobs of the future. “As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, we are considering how we transform our technology and our workforce. The partnership will define the first wave of new skills that may be required to support technology advances, and to establish the education opportunities for individuals to acquire these skills. Our operations are cutting edge, and we need to stay ahead of the curve. The scope of training to be delivered through the partnership is still being finalised but we are exploring the potential opportunity for a traineeship qualification in autonomous operations, expanding existing trade apprenticeships to include autonomous competencies as well as an entry pathway for autonomous mine controllers. We also hope to be able to deliver the first pilot of these programs in the Bowen Basin region near our operations, expanding both existing and future workforce as well as local schools.”TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mary Campbell said the partnership will be important in preparing Queensland’s future workforce. “We talk about the workforce of the future and what we will need in 10, 20 or 30 years’ time, but that future is now. This partnership gives us an opportunity to work with industry and employers to deliver a range of flexible skilling solutions to ensure employment outcomes for Industry 4.0 jobs of the future.”CQUniversity’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Nick Klomp, explained that the partnership was an important step forward when it comes to engaging with industry and delivering future focused skills training. “CQUniversity is excited about this innovative partnership with BHP and TAFE Queensland. We are committed to the delivery of high-quality vocational training and working with industry to produce highly skilled workforces. This skills partnership will be a gamechanger when it comes to developing innovative training, that supports future workforce requirements within the mining industry,” said Professor Klomp.The Queensland Future Skills Partnership will start work later this month with its first steering committee meeting scheduled for late August 2019, at the CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus.last_img read more

The 10 stages of FOMO youll go through tonight

first_img Source: Shutterstock9. HorrorLiterally everything fun that ever happened in the world is occurring right now and you’re not there. Source: Somegif Source: Shutterstock10. ResignationIt’s 3am, you’re awake and safe to say you’ve made the worst decision of your life. Sleep well, sleep well. Source: PhotoBucketAh don’t worry. They’re not having as much fun as it seems… we’re sure of it. Source: Thought Catalog SO YOU’VE DECIDED to stay in. Well done. Your wallet, liver etc, will thank you. But none of this really matters when FOMO hits.Urban Dictionary defines FOMO (noun) asa state of mental or emotional strain caused by the fear of missing out.It can be a debilitating condition, but you too can feel normal again after 10 harrowing steps.1. Certainty and anticipationYou tell yourself you’re definitely NOT going out tonight. It’s been a tough week, it’s dark, it’s cold and all you want to do when you get home from work is stay in with some wine and the Late Late. Source: Mrwgifs2. The game-changerThe text arrives. The invitation out. Take it or leave it?3. JustificationYou’re doing the right thing, you’re sure of it. Think about it, you’re saving money, your liver, and you’ll feel great tomorrow. It’s highly unlikely anything amazing is going to happen anyway. Source: Wihelmina Upton4. The ‘What If’The first Facebook check-in you see, and this do-goodery means nothing to you. You’d happily give up every penny you had for a single pint in a stuffy pub somewhere.Time is ticking by and the offer is still out there. Now there’s another. Why is EVERYTHING happening on this one night. Source: Shelly265. AcceptanceNo, you’re definitely staying in. In fact, you pity those who’ve gone out. There’s the rain.This stack of DVDs and books and TV shows will keep you occupied. Source: Tumblr6. SmugnessAh sure it’s probably too late to go out now, and it’s still raining. HATE to be out. Source: Glamour7. DoubtOh dear God this is so boring why didn’t I go out? Source: Zap2it8. Social stalkingA little check of Facebook or Twitter can’t hurt.Everyone is having the time of their lives. People you thought were definitely not going out are out and they’re all having a gas time without you. WHY AREN’T THEY TWEETING MORE? Source: Vodkacranberryclooney Your Definitive Guide To Being Too Old To Be Out Tonight>The 23 stages of the weekend everyone goes through>last_img read more

Key witness in Luyster trial describes night of shooting being shot in

first_imgAbout a month before Zachary Thompson and two others were allegedly shot to death by Brent Luyster — his best friend — Thompson helped to bail Luyster out of the Cowlitz County Jail, Thompson’s partner and the sole shooting survivor, Breanne L.A. Leigh, testified Wednesday afternoon.Leigh didn’t want Thompson to help secure Luyster’s release, she said, but Thompson reportedly told her that Luyster, 37, is family and would do the same for him. Thompson paid at least $2,400 and offered up his car title, as well as his grandmother’s car title, Leigh said.An emotional Leigh looked directly at Luyster as she described Thompson’s loyalty to him; they were like brothers, she said.Luyster was arrested in May 2016 for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend, Erin Cochran, in Cowlitz County. Leigh said that Luyster feared federal agents were after him in connection with that case and would pick him up at anytime.On the night of July 15, 2016, Leigh and Thompson went out for a date night. But they ended up meeting up with Luyster, his children and his girlfriend, Andrea Sibley, at a house party in Vancouver.last_img read more

Alderweireld urges Spurs to take final step and win a trophy

first_imgToby Alderweireld thinks it’s time for Tottenham to take the next step in their development under Mauricio Pochettino and finally win a trophy.Alderweireld echoed the same sentiment as Pochettino, as they both believe it’s finally time for Spurs to break their 8-year trophyless run and lift a trophy after successive impressive seasons.Their last trophy came in 2008 in the League Cup when they beat 2-1 at Wembley, but finished runners-up behind Leicester City in 2016’s historic win.“It is even more positive that they do not see it as a good start for Spurs,” Alderweireld told Sky Sports News.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“That is the kind of level we have reached. We are never satisfied, we always try to improve, win every game and try to take that last step that everybody is talking about.“It is not easy, we work hard, but it does not come by night. There is a lot of work that goes into it, but we try to develop our game and be better every time.”last_img read more

Bank robbery suspect extradited to Clark County

first_imgA Portland man accused of robbing an Umpqua Bank branch on Friday has been extradited to Clark County.Dale A. Roane, 48, appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree robbery. Another suspect in the robbery — Brenda L. Westberg, 47, of Portland — is awaiting extradition to Clark County, said Deputy Prosecutor Rebecca Warren. She is accused of being the getaway driver.Judge Suzan Clark held Roane in lieu of $200,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Chris Ramsey to defend him. Roane is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Friday.Roane allegedly donned a blond wig, a brown mustache and sunglasses and entered the bank, 6501 E. Mill Plain Blvd., at 3:17 p.m. Friday. He allegedly cut in line at the teller’s counter by shoving a customer in front of him out of the way. He then ordered a female teller to fill a bag with money, emphasizing his demands by pounding on the counter with his hand.“The suspect kept his other hand in the pocket of his sweatshirt, holding it in a manner that convinced (the teller) he was in possession of a gun,” Vancouver police Detective John Ringo wrote in a court affidavit.The suspect then approached the work station of another female teller, slammed his hand on top of a counter and demanded money, Ringo wrote. Both tellers complied with his demands.last_img read more

Top Female Artists Attend Bebe Rexhas Womens Dinner

first_imgNews Twitter Bebe Rexha Hosts Women’s Dinner For Top Artists top-female-artists-attend-bebe-rexhas-womens-dinner Top Female Artists Attend Bebe Rexha’s Women’s Dinner Charli XCX, Avril Lavigne, Kelsea Ballerini, and many more of music’s top women came together for Rexha’s Women In Harmony dinner Brian HaackGRAMMYs Mar 1, 2018 – 2:10 pm In an event billed as both a “celebration” and “conversation,” singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha hosted a special dinner on Feb. 27 for around 40 of music’s top female artists, producers and songwriters, calling the night the Women In Harmony dinner. Facebook center_img Among the musical heavyweights in attendance were Sevyn Streeter, Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year-winning songwriter Erika Ender (“Despacito”), Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge, Avril Lavigne, Kelsea Ballerini, and many more.”We’re at a time where celebrating women is of utmost importance, and I think everybody in this room has always been a champion of female empowerment,” said Charli XCX of the evening. “This is a room of amazingly talented songwriters, who have had multiple Billboard No. 1s. … It’s important to shine a light on this community.” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 12, 2017 – 11:57 am Bebe Rexha: “I Got You” Inspiration Email One of the best nights of my life. #WomenInHarmony https://t.co/d7ydAeCnJa— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) March 1, 2018Hinting that she plans for the event to continue as an annual recurrence, Rexha told Billboard, “I want it to become what the Clive Davis [annual pre-GRAMMYs Gala] is. … I would love to expand it to executives and just really be a celebration for women in the music business.”Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messengerlast_img read more

TShirt Tuesday The Best Marvel Comics Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: with Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite dropping, let’s dress up in Marvel Universe togs.Use the coupon code Geek.30 now – October 1st for 30% off.Cosmic ClobbererThe Marvel Universe began with the Fantastic Four – even though the company seems to have left their First Family by the wayside after the disaster that was the last movie – so it’s only right and proper that we lead off with a shirt featuring the ever-loving blue-eyed Thing. Benjamin J. Grimm is one of the most complex tragic figures in comics, a nice Jewish boy from New York transformed against his will into a rock-encrusted powerhouse, and this illustration by PapaBat shows the Thing in front of a big group of his friends and foes.$20, buy it here.Guardians Of The GalaxyWho would have thought that a ragtag group of cosmic B-listers including a talking tree and a murderous raccoon would anchor one of Marvel’s best-loved properties and pull off two movies and counting? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy is proof that the House of Ideas can make anything work if they commit to it hard enough. This sweet-ass retro-styled poster by artist Chris_ is as much of a throwback as Star-Lord’s mixtape.$20, buy it here.Rock GodThe Mighty Thor is one of the most metal characters in the Marvel Universe, a long-haired Norse god come to Earth to battle his weasely brother and a horde of other foes. This charming and sweet design by Nemons uses just a few well-chosen lines to depict him as a slayer of guitar licks as well as frost giants, and gets extra points for including the Odinson’s occasional mustache.$20, buy it here.EmbiggenKamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, is one of Marvel’s most successful new creations and shows how an eye for diversity can produce intelligent, engaging stories. It also sells like crazy, regularly topping the New York Times best-seller list in collected format. This clever and funny shirt by kbowser depicts the heroine in mid-transformation, creating a gigantic fist to bop evil right on its nose.$20, buy it here.Mutant YouthIt’s not even arguable that Logan is the best X-Men movie, building on the relationships we’ve seen for decades to create a devastating tale of a hero’s journey coming to an end. It’s a remarkably adult take on a franchise that last saw a giant purple Egyptian try to rule the Earth. This insanely cool shirt design by DRES13 is a take-off on the Raymond Pettibon cover for Sonic Youth’s Goo album, just with Logan and X-23 along for the ride.$20, buy it here.The WatcherUatu the Watcher is one of the millions of brilliantly weird concepts to come out of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s genre-defining run on Fantastic Four – a giant-headed bald man who hangs out on the Moon and keeps an eye on everything in the universe, sworn to never interfere – until he does. This amusing and well-rendered design by Omniverse has Uatu ready for another eternity of human foils and fumbles with a bucket of popcorn to keep him satiated.$20, buy it here.OTPIf you’re not up on your fanfiction lingo, “OTP” stands for “One True Pairing” – e.g. the ideal romantic entanglement for two fictional characters. While we’re not 100% sure that Terry Bollea would relish the idea of making out with Marvel’s jade giant, this shirt by paperbeatsscissors has us cracking up every time we look at it. Here’s a bit of trivia: Hulk Hogan actually had to pay Marvel Comics to use “Hulk” in his wrestling name – that’s why he was “Hollywood” Hogan for a while in the 1990s.$20, buy it here.Deadpool DoodlesThere are a lot of Deadpool shirts out there – the Merc with a Mouth lends himself well to snarky apparel and parodies, after all. But for the money, we think that the best of the lot is the simplest – Enko‘s childlike doodle of the antihero’s thought processes when he goes into a fracas. Sometimes it’s just as easy as that – or at least it should be.$20, buy it here.Feudal WebslingerI love the idea of reinterpreting superheroes – who are essentially the figures of American myths – in other cultural contexts. Artist Figzy takes Japanese rendering styles to transform Peter Parker into a samurai engaging a villainous Dr. Octopus in combat. It’s a beautiful take on the concept that really delivers.$20, buy it here.Iron FistSure, Iron Fist was the weakest of Netflix’s quartet of shows leading into The Defenders, but there’s no denying that the hero’s iconic tattoo is seriously badass. We’re sure there are good stories to be told with the character, despite his racially insensitive origins, and designer tinman888 obviously agrees because he took the time to replicate Danny Rand’s mark on a T-shirt in exacting detail.$20, buy it here.M.O.D.O.G.One of our favorite things about the Marvel Universe is how even the most bizarre creations manage to stick around. Case in point – M.O.D.O.K, the Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing. Created as a giant-brained antagonist for Iron Man, the gruesomely transformed A.I.M. scientist managed to battle the Hulk and Captain America, be a playable character in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and even inspire his own action figure. This well-drawn parody shirt by joshlynch replaces his hideous dome with a cute little pug’s head, because why not?$20, buy it here. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Hulk ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Fortnite Shirts Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

HC upholds Mamatas Rs 10000 cash grant for Puja organisers

first_imgKolkata: Disposing of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the state government’s grant to Durga Puja organisers, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday decided not to interfere into the matter as the legislature is the right forum to take decision on the government’s expenditure.With the Court’s direction in this connection, there is no restriction anymore for the state government in giving the grant of Rs 10,000 to each of the Puja organisers. Around 28,000 Puja organisers in the state will be receiving the grant. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Division Bench of acting Chief Justice Debasish Kar Gupta and Justice Sampa Sarkar has, however, mentioned that the Court can interfere later.It may be mentioned that it was October 5 when the High Court put a stay on the state government’s decision to give the grant to the Durga Puja organisers.Refusal of the High Court to interfere into the matter related to the state government’s grant to Durga Puja organisers and disposal of the PIL, the interim stay on the same gets vacated, allowing the state government to initiate the task of distributing cheques among the Puja organisers. Steps have been taken for the distribution through local police stations. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSources said that steps have been taken on an immediate basis after the High Court’s decision in this connection, so that the grant can be utilised for traffic safety campaigns during the Puja.It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that Rs 10,000 will be given to each of the Durga Puja organizers, while addressing a programme at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Accordingly, the Puja organisers had also planned to campaign in a big way for creating awareness on traffic safety. Now with the Court’s order, the Puja organisers can carry on with their plans for the same.Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, said: “It is not a matter of winning or losing a court case. I thank the Calcutta High Court as the aim of a section of people to restrict the growth of Bengal has not been fulfilled.”last_img read more