Super 30 to now release on July 12

first_imgMumbai: Hrithik Roshan’s long awaited “Super 30” is all set to arrive in the theatres on July 12, the makers have announced. Earlier this month, Hrithik said he was shifting the release date of “Super 30” to save his film from being “desecrated by yet another media circus”. The date was yet to be declared. The actor’s statement came after the release of Kangana Ranaut’s “Mental Hai Kya” was shifted to July 26, only to coincide with the then theatrical arrival of “Super 30”, a claim producer Ekta Kapoor dismissed, saying the decision had nothing to do with Kangana’s equation with Hrithik. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “Super 30”, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational programme Super 30, is produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment. “Arriving early! #Super30 will be releasing on July 12,” the official handle of Reliance Entertainment tweeted on Saturday. In her response to the earlier change in “Super 30” date, Kangana alleged Hrithik was in on the decision from the beginning, calling the statement a “sob story”. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ The film has had a tough birth. Earlier, “Super 30” was to scheduled to be released on January 25, the same date as Kangana’s “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”. In 2016, Kangana claimed that she and Hrithik were in a relationship but her “Krrish 3” co-star said it was not true. The fight became public after Hrithik sued her and Kangana counter-sued him. “Super 30”, also featuring Amit Sadh, Mrunal Thakur and Nandish Sandhu, found itself at the centre of controversy over allegations of sexual harassment against the film’s director Vikas Bahl last October.last_img read more

Man held for Ponzi scheme fraud

first_imgNew Delhi: A 24-year-old man, involved in Ponzi scheme fraud related to renting cars, was arrested from Anand Vihar area. The accused had duped more than 50 persons of more than 100 high-end cars worth rupees crores.Police identified the accused as Suraj Singh. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) G Ram Gopal Naik said Singh came in touch with one Bilal Khan and Mehboob. The trio hatched a plan to cheat the innocent people and in Jan. 2018, they started a tour and travels office in Sahibabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Singh launched a scheme that they will put the cars in five stars hotels on rent and invited the persons to invest in the scheme and assured handsome returns,” police said. Adding further, DCP crime said that many people bought the cars and gave him to engage the same on hire in five stars hotels. Monthly rent of the cars was assured as high as from 60,000 to Rs 2 lakh. Initially, he made payments to investors to develop faith. He again took some money back from the investors on the fake assurance that they are buying other cars on their names and will put them on hire in the hotels. “Later, it was revealed that he sold all the cars to gullible buyers after making forged signatures of the victims and fled away,” police further added.last_img read more

The Tuesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Tuesday, Aug. 8———OTTAWA LOOKING TO BEEF UP BLOOD/ALCOHOL RULES: Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is considering lowering the legal alcohol limit for licensed drivers, according to a letter she sent to her Quebec counterpart. In the correspondence to Stephanie Vallee dated on May 23, Wilson-Raybould suggests lowering the limit to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood from the current 80 milligrams. The federal minister said the change would “make it easier to fight the danger posed by drivers who have consumed alcohol.” She said the current rules were established after research indicated the risk of being involved in a car crash was twice as likely when a driver has 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his or her system. Wilson-Raybould said the risk is twice as high at 50 milligrams and close to three times as high for 80 milligrams, “and the risk increases exponentially after that.”———GUNS AT BORDER WITH ‘ALARMING FREQUENCY’: Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it’s proving difficult to let otherwise law-abiding people know they can’t bring firearms on vacation. “The offences continue to occur with alarming frequency during the summer months,” federal prosecutor Peter Thorn said from Hampton, N.B. Five men — three from Florida, two from New England — pleaded guilty and were fined between $1,500 and $2,000, he said. Thorn, who has prosecuted these cases for years, said most of the people caught are “respectful and law abiding citizens of the U.S.A.” who are unaware handguns are either restricted or prohibited in Canada. He said many don’t realize they can legally declare firearms and leave them behind as they enter the country. Many of the tourists are 60 and older, and from the South.———TRUMP WARNS NORTH KOREA OF ‘FIRE AND FURY’: U.S. President Donald Trump says that North Korea “had best not make any more threats to the United States” or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Trump issued the warning during a briefing on opioid addiction at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J. A Japanese defence paper and a U.S. media report said Tuesday that North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. That’s a key benchmark in the country’s attempt to become a full-fledged nuclear power. Washington’s alarm over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s pursuit of a nuclear capability has intensified in the past month after the North conducted two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.———CANADIAN TEAM TAKING PRECAUTIONS DUE TO STOMACH VIRUS: Canada is moving some of its athletes into new accommodations at the world track and field championships to avoid a stomach bug. Athletes still to arrive in town will stay at a different hotel than the one in central London, where nine Canadian athletes and staff members have become ill, Canadian team doctor Paddy McCluskey said Tuesday. And several Canadian athletes have been moved to higher floors in the hotel. Canadian Eric Gillis dropped out of Sunday’s marathon around the 30-kilometre mark a couple of days after falling ill, and sprinter Aaron Brown said he’d been quarantined after catching the norovirus, which causes vomiting, diarrhea, a low-grade fever and abdominal pain. “The last two days have been better for us in terms of new cases, so I’m really hopeful we’re coming out the other end,” McCluskey said. The outbreak was another bad break for the Canadian team which lost stars Andre De Grasse and Derek Drouin to injury.———ANGUS REJOINS NDP LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN: NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus is shifting back into campaign mode this week after taking a step back to support a gravely ill sibling — a difficult decision for the Ontario MP juggling heightened personal and political demands. After missing last week’s leadership debate in Victoria, B.C., Angus said he has decided to hit the road again while he keeps a close eye on his sister’s health. It is a critical point in the race to replace Tom Mulcair, Angus added, noting his team is trying to strike an appropriate balance. “It is hard to juggle all the balls in the air because you have a campaign that is firing at all cylinders,” Angus said. “It is hard to explain, you want to be there for your sister at all times but you also have to go out and keep pushing the campaign.” The next few weeks of the race will be key for all candidates — the others are Ontario legislator Jagmeet Singh, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton and Quebec MP Guy Caron — as they seek to sign up as many members as possible ahead of an Aug. 17 registration cutoff.———SYSTEMIC RACISM CONSULTATIONS DIVIDING QUEBEC: Quebec is being widely criticized for its plan to launch public consultations on systemic racism, even by those who agree visible minorities face many structural barriers in the province. The debate has highlighted a deep divide among Quebec’s political left, with some people saying the consultations encourage an ideology of victimhood and demonize the province as inherently racist. Some civil rights activists argue the consultations are meaningless unless the government is finally prepared to hold its institutions accountable for failing to uphold racial diversity. Moreover, activists say they will increasingly use the court system to push through changes in society regardless of what comes out of the government’s consultations. Quebec has asked its human rights commission to launch public consultations on systemic discrimination and racism. Only discussion on discrimination involving race, colour or ethnic and national origin will be allowed when the hearings begin in September. The goal, the government said, is to forge “concrete and durable” solutions in order to “fight these problems.”———SMALL GROUP PROFITING FROM AIRBNB RENTALS, STUDY FINDS: New research suggests a small number of large commercial property owners are the most successful on Airbnb and are eating up the local supply of housing in Canada’s three largest cities in the process. A team of urban planners from McGill University looked at Airbnb trends in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto and noted a 50 per cent increase in the number of short-term rental properties year over year. Using figures from an analytics firm, lead author David Wachsmuth says his team found that 10 per cent of hosts account for the lion’s share of yearly revenue in the three Canadian cities. The study, which is entitled “Short-term Cities: Airbnb’s Impact on Canadian Housing Markets,” published Tuesday. Airbnb is calling the McGill study baseless and says data was manipulated to misrepresent the profile of Airbnb hosts. A spokeswoman says 80 per cent of its users engage in short-term rentals of their primary residence to earn additional money.———HIP BONE DISCOVERY SHAKES UP DINO FAMILY TREE: Dinosaur hip bones unearthed by a University of Alberta paleontology student are shaking up the family tree of a group of small meat-eaters that lived 75 million years ago. Aaron van der Reest found the pelvis of what was believed to be a Troodon formosus three years ago in Dinosaur Provincial Park southeast of Calgary. But the pubis bone of the dinosaur was rotated backward instead of pointing straight down, like in other specimens. After further research, it was determined that Troodon formosus is no longer a valid classification. Two new species have taken its place, and there could be even more to follow as more bones are examined. One of the new species was named for van der Reest’s late mother. She died of cancer a year before the discovery. Van der Reest says she’d probably be amused that a dinosaur was named after her and it was the least he could do to honour her memory.———MAN CHALLENGES CFIA RULING ON WEST BANK WINES: A Winnipeg man says he is challenging a decision made by the federal food inspection agency last month that allowed two wines produced in the West Bank region to continue to be sold in Canada with the label “Product of Israel.” David Kattenburg, a university instructor, says his lawyer has filed a formal complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s complaints and appeals office, claiming the agency did not follow Canadian and international law in making its decision. The CFIA ruled in July that two wines, made at the Psagot Winery and Shiloh Winery in the West Bank, could be sold in Canada with the label “Product of Israel” because of the terms of the Canadian-Israel Free Trade Agreement. The Canadian government does not recognize permanent Israeli control over several territories occupied in 1967, including the West Bank. But under the agreement cited by the CFIA, Israel refers to any territory where the country’s customs laws are applied. Kattenburg says labelling the West Bank wines as originating in Israel is fraudulent.———TORONTO COP HELPS ALLEGED SHOPLIFTER: A Toronto police officer who purchased a shirt and tie for an alleged shoplifter after learning the young man needed the items for an upcoming job interview said Tuesday that he wanted to show kindness to someone who had fallen on hard times. Const. Niran Jeyanesan said the case unfolded Sunday night when he and his partner were called to a Walmart in the city’s north end in response to a report of shoplifting. The would-be thief had attempted to steal a long-sleeved shirt, a tie and a pair of socks, he said, adding such items are not common targets for shoplifters. Jeyanesan said the unusual merchandise prompted him to try and dig deeper and find out the reasons behind the teen’s actions. The story he heard was of a young man in a time of crisis, he said. His family had recently lost their home after his father — the main bread-winner — fell seriously ill, he said, adding the 18-year-old felt mounting pressure to fill the financial void and help provide for his parents and younger siblings.last_img read more

Canadian dollar plunges to postrecession low after central bank cuts key interest

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar plunged to a post-recession low after the Bank of Canada cut a key interest rate and lowered its forecast for the economy.The Bank of Canada has more details in the release of their Monetary Policy Report:Opening statement by Gov. Poloz following the MPR— Bank of Canada (@bankofcanada) July 15, 2015The loonie was down more than a full U.S. cent Wednesday afternoon at levels not seen since March 2009, when Canada was in the midst of a deep recession.At one point, Canada’s dollar was worth about 77.29 cents US, down 1.2 cents from the previous close, but had been even lower earlier in the day.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 85.32 points at 14,684.72.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39.55 points at 18,017.23, the Nasdaq index rose 25.79 points to 5,097.30, and the S&P 500 advanced 8.66 points to 2,106.26.On the commodity markets, the August gold contract fell 60 cents to US$1,154.80 an ounce, the August crude contract was up five cents at US$52.25 a barrel and the August contract for natural gas was down two cents at US$2.84. Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. The Canadian dollar plunged Wednesday to a post-recession low after the Bank of Canada cut a key interest rate and lowered its forecast for the economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Canadian dollar plunges to post-recession low after central bank cuts key interest rate Related Stories QuickFacts: A look at the Bank of Canada’s shifting economic projectionsBank of Canada cuts rate to 0.5 per cent, slashes economic outlook by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 15, 2015 6:42 am MDT Last Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 1:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Parton Christmas tree lighting Cowboys give NBC big week

NEW YORK, N.Y. – With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, “The Voice” and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.Aside from times when NBC had the Olympics or Super Bowl, the week ending Sunday was the network’s most-watched in 19 years, said Bob Greenblatt, NBC chairman.The Parton movie, “Christmas of Many Colours,” finished among the Nielsen company’s top 10 programs last week. The network also had strong weeks for “The Voice” and the growing freshman drama, “This is Us.”NBC hopes its success continues this week with the high-profile musical “Hairspray Live!” airing Wednesday.“We always plan for these December bumps (in the ratings) because we have so many specials,” Greenblatt said. “They just give us a little lift that we’ve come to expect. Thankfully, it’s the case this year.”With the Cowboys playing on NBC Thursday night, that NFL game accomplished the unusual feat of getting a higher rating than NBC’s Sunday night game.NBC averaged 10.6 million viewers for the week. CBS was second with 6.7 million viewers, Fox had 5.8 million, ABC had 5 million, the CW had 2.1 million, Univision had 1.8 million, Telemundo had 1.7 million and ION Television had 1.4 million.The election’s over, but Fox News Channel was still the most popular cable network last week, averaging 2.59 million viewers in prime time. ESPN had 2.57 million, Hallmark had 2.25 million, AMC had 1.57 million and ABC Family had 1.53 million.“NBC Nightly News’” won the evening news race, averaging 9.3 million viewers to 9.1 million for “ABC World News Tonight.” The “CBS Evening News” had 7.6 million.For the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Dallas at Minnesota, NBC, 21.76 million; NFL Football: Carolina at Seattle, NBC, 17.75 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.54 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13.65 million; NFL Football: Green Bay at Philadelphia, ESPN, 13.06 million; “Thursday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 12.23 million; “The OT,” Fox, 12.18 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.85 million; Movie: “Christmas of Many Colours,” NBC, 11.58 million; “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.64 million viewers.___This story has been corrected to show that for the week ending Sunday, “NBC Nightly News’” averaged 9.3 million viewers, “ABC World News Tonight” had 9.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 7.6 million. The story originally reported the season-to-date numbers.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online: by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2016 2:27 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Parton, Christmas tree lighting, Cowboys give NBC big week read more

Ohio State earns first Big Ten win tops Purdue 7869

Junior guard Shannon Scott (right) drives to the hoop during a game against Delaware Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-64. Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerThe beat rolls on for the No. 3-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team.OSU (14-0, 1-0) earned its first Big Ten win Tuesday, topping Purdue (10-4, 0-1), 78-69, in West Lafayette, Ind.A back-and-forth affair in the opening 20 minutes, OSU took a 34-33 lead into halftime after senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. hit a lay up just before the buzzer. Fellow senior guard Aaron Craft fired a pass to Smith Jr. from under the hoop on the play, one of Craft’s six assists in the half.After the break, the Buckeyes turned to junior forward LaQuinton Ross to carry them to victory.The Boilermakers center, sophomore A.J. Hammons, was a force inside, finishing the game with 18 points and 16 rebounds, but couldn’t match Ross, who poured in a career-high 25 points. He also collected 12 rebounds in the game.OSU’s big men, junior centers Amir Williams and Trey McDonald, combined for 21 minutes played and both picked up their third fouls in the first six minutes of the second half. That caused OSU coach Thad Matta to play Ross down low and guard Hammons.Ross played in the post for a majority of the second half, as Matta chose to play with the smaller lineup while OSU added to its lead.Williams and McDonald combined for only six points and four rebounds in the win.A tip-in by Hammons with just 1:38 left cut OSU’s lead to 69-64, but free throws by Craft, Ross, Smith Jr. and junior guard Shannon Scott helped put the game away.Craft finished with seven points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and four steals. Scott and Smith Jr. finished with 18 and 14 points, respectively.Up next, OSU is scheduled to return to the Schottenstein Center to take on Nebraska (8-4, 0-0) Jan. 4, 2014. Tipoff is set for noon. read more

Kilo of cannabis seized by gardaí and revenue in Portlaoise searches

first_img DRUGS GARDAÍ ALONG with revenue officers today arrested three people after searching two properties in the Portlaoise area. Around one kilo of cannabis with a street value of €20,000 was found during one of the searches. Gardai arrested a 22 year-old Lithuanian man, a 23 year-old Irish man and a 20 year old Polish man in relation to the find. A garda spokesman said: “All three prisoners were taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where they were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.” Short URL 15,130 Views Image: Revenue Apr 23rd 2019, 6:51 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email Image: Revenue 26 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 6:50 PM Kilo of cannabis seized by gardaí and revenue in Portlaoise searches Three men were arrested.last_img read more

Last batch of reforms for Greece cleared paving the way for clean

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece is well and truly approaching the end of its international bailout, further signalled on Thursday with Greek lawmakers approving the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors.Voted in 154 to 144, the bill includes a number of reforms relating to pension cuts, health care and tax reforms.As the parliamentary debate took place ahead of the vote, some 3,000 people took to the streets of central Athens to protest the proposed reforms.Meanwhile later on Thursday, creditors also approved the release of an additional €1 billion in bailout funds for the payment of arrears.The bill was the last item on the agenda to be completed ahead of the scheduled meeting between the Greek government and eurozone finance ministers on 21 June, where they will come to a final deal on the country’s bailout exit strategy, due to take place on 20 August.Protesters chant slogans during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on Thursday. Photo: AAP via APGreece and its people have faced a turbulent eight years. Since 2009, the country has had to rely on emergency loans from international creditors, including eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund, along with a stream of cuts, privatisation, and structural reforms with an economy under strict supervision.With the exit now in sight, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was optimistic in his address in parliament.“Today’s parliamentary session is of a historic nature,” Mr Tsipras said.“After eight years we are voting on the last measures of the last review. We honoured our commitments, the credibility of the country has been restored.”The sentiment was shared by European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, but said the country would have to tread carefully.“Two months from now, Greece will complete its program,” he said.“It will be a delicate, yet perfectly doable exercise, provided that all parties show commitment and act responsibly,” by which he meant staying on course with the reforms in a bid to achieve economic growth.To finance itself, the country will have to borrow from international bond markets.“There needs to be an agreement on the debt measures,” Mr Dombrovskis said.“Upfront debt measures would be important for ensuring Greece’s gradual return to the markets.”So far the government has been resisting signing up for a backup loan in its transition, which would involve additional stringent austerity measures, and is instead pushing for a clean exit.last_img read more

Florinas Fasolada Festival drew 500 to celebrate a humble Greek soup at

first_imgOver 500 servings of fasolada (baked bean soup) were dished out by the volunteers of ‘Aristotelis’, Florina’s Cultural Centre in Melbourne. Once again, the Celebration of the Fasolada festival that has taken place at Whittlesea since 1992 drew crowds to the area to enjoy a Greek dish that has always had a place in people’s hearts.The celebration of the fasolada is a tradition of the community of Florina, a town in the northwest Macedonia. Taking the podium, Mr Michael Velianis, President of the cultural centre, said that the custom dates back to the liberation of Florina in 1912, and he expressed the hope that the tradition would continue for many more years to come.READ MORE: Enjoy fasolada soup – a recipe for the soulOn his part, Panagiotis Tsalakopoulos noted that there were few young people present at the event. “We want young people to participate. Youth must return to the (Greek Australian) associations,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego

first_img Explore Our Changing Planet On the Go With Google Earth TimelapseGoogle Earth Takes You On ‘Voyage Through Black History’ Stay on target Master criminal Carmen Sandiego has been been evading detection since 1985.A new Google Earth game, though gives ’90s gumshoes and modern explorers a chance to find the gentleman thief.In “The Crown Jewels Caper,” Google pays homage to Brøderbund’s original educational mystery video games—and the edutainment franchise they spawned.Rife with puns, rhymes, and alliteration, the 1980s computer series focused on teaching children geography; players followed clues, tracking and apprehending Carmen Sandiego’s henchmen, before eventually bagging the crime boss herself.Carmen Sandiego is on the run again (via Google Earth)“Like many of my friends, I spent much of my time in the ’90s obsessing over ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’” Google Earth Program Manager Vanessa Schneider wrote in a blog post.“But Carmen Sandiego was more than just fun facts for children and adults alike,” she continued. “The globe-trotting game taught me the world was bigger than my couch, and got me excited to learn about new cultures and customs.”The titular character went on to star in four TV shows—including the classic game show that taught me everything I know about the world map—and a series of books.Now, she’s on the run again in Google Earth’s collaboration with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—the first in a series of Carmen Sandiego games slated for the satellite map.“It’s for all those gumshoes who grew up with the chase, and for the next generation feeling that geography itch for the first time,” Schneider said.Your mission, should you choose to accept it… (via Google Earth)To get your assignment, look for the special edition Pegman icon in Google Earth for Chrome, Android, and iOS.Good luck, super sleuths!Netflix resurrected that iconic scarlet coat and fedora early this year in the animated TV series Carmen Sandiego.The global chase, featuring Carmen (Gina Rodriguez), her friend Player (Finn Wolfhard), and the famous V.I.L.E. Training Academy for Thieves, began streaming in January.More on Earth Takes You On ‘Voyage Through Black History’Google Earth Brings Beatlemania To a Computer Near YouMario Replaces the Google Maps Arrow for National Mario DayWeird Sh*t Discovered With Google Mapslast_img read more

Will Nirav Modis extradition be quicker than Vijay Mallyas

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:48Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:48?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) feel that fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s extradition will be a lot faster than that of Vijay Mallya, who was also hiding out in the United Kingdom. Modi was arrested in London on Tuesday and produced at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He was denied bail even though his lawyer George Hepburne Scott tried to post it at 500,000 pounds (Rs 4.5 crore).According to a report by The Times of India, the CBI and ED officials feel that they can get Modi to India in six months. Both the Indian and the UK authorities have called Modi’s arrest as a “big success”.To make the extradition process easier and more efficient, CBI and ED have filed a chargesheet detailing every illegal transaction, fake letters of undertaking, bank transactions and emails. The chargesheet also talks about Modi’s use of shell companies across the world for bank transfers. In addition to this, there is strong evidence of Rs 6,400 crore of the Rs 7,000 crore taken from Punjab National Bank.After the arrest warrant was issued against Modi, his lawyers had arranged for the billionaire to be arrested at a police station on March 25. They did not expect him to be arrested so soon. Modi was taken into custody on Tuesday when he was trying to open an account at Metro Bank and a teller recognised him and alerted the police. Modi was allegedly trying to open the account with a revoked passport and his council tax bill as ID proof, reports TOI.The rejection of Modi’s bail plea was on the grounds of him being a flight risk. His advocate argued, “he has done everything he can to be visible to demonstrate his keenness to fully cooperate. He is paying his council tax and has a national insurance number and he is living openly.””He was even written to by the electoral services inviting him to register to vote so officials were fully aware of his address. He has lived at Centre Point over a year. He is the opposite of a flight risk. The Home Office has one of his passports and the other is with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). His personal assistant, who is in court, can give evidence and once it is back he will surrender it. These are the only travel documents he has,” Scott was quoted as saying by TOI. Closecenter_img Nirav Modi’s Rs 100 crore seaside bungalow in Alibaug demolishedlast_img read more

JCD leader killed in Chittagong

first_imgMap of ChittagongA local Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader was killed in an attack by unidentified people at Chandrapur in Hathazari municipality on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is M Sohel Rana, 24, a member of Hathazari municipality unit JCD and son of Nur Mohammad of the area.Police and witnesses said miscreants tried to swoop on Sohel in the afternoon while he was passing by the Upazila Health Complex area.As he started running to escape the attack, they hurled bricks at him and he collapsed on the ground after being hit.Local people took him to the upazila hospital from where he was shifted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). However, the JCD leader was declared dead at the CMCH in the evening.Officer-in-charge of Hathazari police station Belal Uddin Jahangir said the incident took place between the followers of BNP leaders Wahidul Alam and Mir Nasir Uddin at a programme in the afternoon.“Sohel was killed after being hit by bricks thrown by the supporters of Wahidul,” he claimed.Meanwhile, central JCD blamed Bangladesh Chhatra League for the incident.In a statement, acting JCD president Mamunur Rashid Mamun and acting general secretary M Asaduzzaman Asad alleged that a group of 25-30 BCL men hacked Sohel to death.last_img read more

More HoustonArea Students Gearing Up For College With Their Squads

first_img X Listen Share 00:00 /00:47 center_img Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaThe college-advising program EMERGE has taken new steps to support students not just to get into selective universities, but to thrive on campus.About 200 Houston-area students gathered this weekend to gear up for college and form a support network, reflecting a new effort to improve the experience for first generation college students.The idea emerged from a situation last year, when a Houston student at an elite college in the Pacific Northwest almost turned around and came back home because she felt so lonely. But then her college-advising program EMERGE connected her with two other students on campus who were from Houston and had graduated from local charter schools, YES Prep and KIPP. They bonded and helped each other get through their first year.Now, EMERGE, YES Prep and KIPP have come together to collaborate and extend this kind of support to more students, with a focus on first generation college students.“For our students who are coming from first generation, low-income backgrounds landing on a selective college campus can be very overwhelming,” said Felicia Martin, who directs college success initiatives at EMERGE.“They’re not seeing students like them, they’re not seeing students with the same background as them, so it can be very isolating pretty quickly.” Through the new collaboration, there are now more than 50 “squads” for nearly 200 Houston-area students headed to the same college or out-of-state region, including Brown, Duke and Boston universities.Since 2010, EMERGE has helped high-achieving students from under-served communities attend selective universities. National research shows that these students are often overlooked by elite colleges and miss out attending them, even though they have the grades and talent to succeed and despite the fact that generous financial packages mean the elite degree would cost them less. EMERGE now partners with several local districts, including Houston, Spring Branch and Spring to support over 1,000 students in high school and more already in college.Martin said that the new squads reflect the fact that more first generation students are getting access to higher education. But they don’t always find the support that they need when they arrive on campus. “I think the ideal outcome is that students see each other as a resource — someone to be an active listener or bounce ideas off of so they can access resources,” she said.The model follows an idea from the scholarship program from the Posse Foundation. It sends students from under-represented communities, including from Houston, to partner schools in groups or “posses,” including the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M and Trinity University.Cathy Horn, a professor at the University of Houston, previously told News 88.7 that that the value of that peer support shouldn’t be underestimated.“One of the important things that we know from research is that your success in college depends a lot on your sense of belonging on the campus you find yourself,” Horn said in a previous interview. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Dems Rising Star Talks Race Political Power in US

first_imgBy Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Anyone watching President Trump’s State of the Union address who didn’t know of Stacey Abrams does now.  Abrams delivered the Democratic rebuttal to the president’s speech. The Democrats’ selection of Abrams is an indication that the party believes she will continue to be a trailblazer and will seek a prominent role in national politics in 2020.  She is the first African American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address.Abrams ran unsuccessfully for governor against Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia in 2018.  Immediately following her narrow loss, by less than 1.4 percent of the vote, she called into question the wide-spread practice of voter suppression and ballot tampering in Georgia and nationwide. On February 15, the AFRO was invited to hear Abrams speak on the issue of voter suppression, race and political power in the United States at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.Stacy Abrams will continue to be a trailblazer and will seek a prominent role in national politics in 2020. (Copurtesy Photo)Abrams was joined by moderator Jelani Cobb, professor of journalism at Columbia University and staff writer for the New Yorker who asked Abrams to talk about her November 2018 gubernatorial loss.  Abrams said the election loss was “deeply personal, entirely legal but wholly wrong, like being in a boxing match and your opponent is both the referee and the score keeper.”  The loss prompted her to start an advocacy group, Fair Fight Action, to expand voting rights and address acts of suppression which she said is the “greatest threat against our democracy.”Abrams said the “architecture of voter suppression has a long history in America” and takes on forms such as “exact-match” where state issued identifications have to match exactly on voter registration rolls.  This becomes an issue when given names have hyphens and spaces but government issued identifications do not recognize spaces and hyphens.  “Laws like this scare people out of voting, specifically minorities and working-class people” Abrams said.Other common practices include closing polling stations to inconvenience voters, and not counting absentee ballots cast.  Her advocacy group is organizing to change these laws nationally in advance of the 2020 elections.“In 2016, Democrats didn’t lose, we just failed to show up.  Too many people did not hear themselves in the narrative or they were not directly encouraged to turn out to vote and we lost by 70 thousand votes through an artificial system called the electoral college.  To win in 2020, we need to run smart campaigns that value every camp, that value every voter, and treat all voters with respect, and have authentic candidates who tell the truth” Abrams told the AFRO.Elsie Scott, interim president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation said she found Abrams “refreshing, she is speaking to Black women, and we have a big role in the next election cycle, voter suppression is real, and it needs to be addressed.”Stacey Abrams is not the only trailblazer to watch in the next election cycle.   Andrew Gillum, like Abrams lost his Florida gubernatorial bid by a very narrow margin and Mike Epsy, Mississippi Senate candidate, are progressive African Americans seeking political seats in the deep-south.  All three candidates have campaigned on equality and creating laws and policies that benefit working class Americans.The conversation with Stacey Abrams was part of the Brookings Institution’s celebration of Black History Month.last_img read more

Sony says PlayStation Now will require a DualShock controller

first_imgSony’s big gaming news this week is confirmation that its Gaikai acquisition back in 2011 is turning into an important future business venture in the form of PlayStation Now. Sony hopes that PS Now unlocks PlayStation gaming on just about every platform you can think of, including TVs, mobile devices, and anything “new to market” they care to support in the future.We’ve already discussed what Sony could charge for access to the service, and how it may even replace console hardware in the future, but Sony has also decided to implement a PS Now requirement that will help bolster sales of PlayStation peripherals in the long term.If you access PS Now on a PlayStation or PS Vita, you have the necessary controller or controls available to play games with. But what about on a TV or tablet? Touchscreen controls are problematic, as are gestures, so Sony has decided to bypass the control issue completely by requiring a DualShock controller be used with PS Now.That may sound like Sony cashing in by requiring you purchase an expensive games controller, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense for gamers, too. If you are offering PSOne, PS2, PS3, and PSP games through the service, you need all the controls the original games had available to play them properly. Requiring a DualShock means no tweaking control mappings and offering the best (as the developer intended) experience by default.It seems most likely that the DualShock 3 will become the controller of choice for PS Now. It’s also likely when buying a Bravia TV it will come bundled with one instead of those 3D specs you see thrown in right now. PS Now is more lucrative a proposition for Sony than 3D, so offering a controller is in the company’s interests. We also can’t forget there’s more than 80 million PS3s out there already, meaning a high percentage of gamers already have access to the required controller.last_img read more

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Available Now How to Get It

first_imgApple’s new MacBooks may have stolen the spotlight today, but Windows users also have a reason to rejoice. Microsoft just made the latest Windows 10 May 2019 update available to everyone. The May update adds a long-awaited light theme to Windows 10, along with changes to the UI, Windows Sandbox and a separated Cortana search blank, among other improvements. Note, you won’t be able to upgrade Windows until you’ve removed all USB devices or SD cards from your laptop. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Once you’ve done so, you can install the latest version of Windows and enjoy the following features. How to install the May 2019 UpdateMicrosoft will push the May 2019 update out to users over time. Since all Windows 10 laptops periodically check for updates and automatically install them, you don’t necessarily need to do anything to get the latest software.However, if you want to manually install the latest update, go to settings, click on Update & Security, then choose Windows Update from the left pane. From that page, click on Check for Update and choose Download and install now. You’ll need to restart your computer to complete the installation process. Light ThemeMicrosoft has been teasing a light theme for several months, and now it will finally be available to Windows 10 users. Created to give users a greater distinction between current light and dark themes, the new Light mode changes the entire systems’ user interface to lighter colors, like white and light gray. SandboxThis new app is essentially a lightweight desktop environment that lives outside your data and protects you from dangerous files. When you download a program, you can open it on Sandbox instead of your primary environment if you think it might be malicious. If it’s safe, feel free to download it on your proper desktop. However, if it’s corrupted, stay clear. Once you close Sandbox, all the software you’ve downloaded is permanently deleted. Read this guide to learn more about Sandbox. A new home for CortanaThe May 2019 update makes a major change to the taskbar that will have a fundamental impact on Windows 10. Now, the Cortana smart assistant search bar and the standard OS search bar are separated. Typing in the regular search bar will now bring up a search-specific window while a standalone button will activate Cortana. A smooth transitionThese are just a few of the features made available to Windows 10 users via the May 2019 update. You can expect to see smaller adjustments, like support for Koamoji, once you’ve installed the update. If you’re wary about doing so, we don’t blame you. Microsoft hasn’t had a difficult time pushing out updates lately. Those problems culminated when it was discovered that important documents were vanishing from laptops after the October 2018 update was installed. To mitigate problems going forward, Microsoft released a new health dashboard where users can report any problems they’ve faced after downloading the update. How to Use Windows 10 Phillip Tracy, Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsThese Redesigned NFL Helmets Are Better Than the Real Thing247 SportsUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy, last_img read more

San José to celebrate summer with Transitarte

first_imgRelated posts:Van Gogh’s Ear, a storytelling festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica TEOR/éTica offers different views of urban life Bullfights, punk bands, and other happenings around Costa Rica Festival of Light, Egyptian dancers, and other happenings around Costa Rica Friday, March 13Market of Expression: Crafts fair, Parque Nacional, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.Popular Dances: Parque Nacional, 10 a.m.Danceworks: Dance performance, Parque España, 12 p.m.Marimba Performance: Parque Nacional, 12 p.m.Raymond Blanco: Mime, Parque España, 1:30 p.m.Al Andalus: Premiere flamenco company presents its latest production, “Cone el Alma Aferrada,” Parque Morazán, 6 p.m.Concert Band of San José: Big-band performance of standards, classics, and Broadway, National Park, 4 p.m. The Costa Rican summer is in full swing, and so is the country’s cultural scene: In a month replete with massive concerts, film screenings, epic races, a major edition of the Art City Tour and the International Design Festival, you may get a severe case of option paralysis.But the most dynamic event of the month is Transitarte, San José’s citywide arts festival taking place over the course of three action-packed days. Free and open to the public, Transitarte incorporates scores of performances, presentations, and workshops, all set against the leafy backdrop San José’s urban parks. If you’ve got a free day, you can drift effortlessly from one park to another, soaking up the artsy atmosphere.While you may see more dancers, raconteurs and craftsmen in one afternoon than you might otherwise see in a year, the real treat at Transitarte is its music lineup – so many bands, singer-songwriters, and DJs congregate here that you could spend all afternoon and evening trying to keep up with the breakneck performance schedule.Because the range of activities is frankly overwhelming, and no single person could attend them all, we have put together some highlights from the festival to help you schedule your long weekend. If you speak fluent Spanish, you will obviously get to enjoy a broader experience, from storytelling to poetry recitals and special classes. If not, you should be able to enjoy any of the following activities without having to bust out the phrasebook: 10:45 a.m. Fundación artística y cultural La Malacrianza12 m.d. Así baila mi gente1 p.m. Marfil. Música2:50 p.m. Síndrome de Estocolmo. Música3:50 p.m. Infibeat. Música5:10 p.m. Luci $ The Soul Breakers6:30 p.m. Malpaís.10 a.m. a 8 p.m. Mercado de la expresión.– See more at: 10:45 a.m. Fundación artística y cultural La Malacrianza12 m.d. Así baila mi gente1 p.m. Marfil. Música2:50 p.m. Síndrome de Estocolmo. Música3:50 p.m. Infibeat. Música5:10 p.m. Luci $ The Soul Breakers6:30 p.m. Malpaís.10 a.m. a 8 p.m. Mercado de la expresión.– See more at: Facebook Commentscenter_img Saturday, March 14National Music Festival: Incredible lineup of major Costa Rican bands, from República Fortuna to Sonámbulo, Parque Nacional, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.“The Magic of the Little Earth”: Theatrical performance, Parque Morazán, 10 a.m.Raíces: Traditional dancing, Parque Morazán, 1:15 p.m.International Festival of Singer-Songwriters: Afternoon-long mini-festival showcases a range of poetic musicians, from local Alex Piedra to Nicaragua’s Perrozompopo. Parque Morazán, 2–7 p.m.Dogandul: Live music, Parque Morazán, 7:15 p.m.The Lubín Barahona Orchestra and The Gentlemen of Rhythm: Music headliners, Parque Morazán, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15Film Festival: Screenings of numerous Costa Rican films, including Esteban Ramírez’s masterpiece, “Gestación.” Metal Building, 1–4 p.m.Market of Expression: Craft fair, Parque Nacional, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.Peregrino Gris: Music, Parque Morazán, 12:30 p.m.Marfil: Music, Parque Nacional, 1 p.m.Parabólica: Music, Parque Morazán, 1:45 p.m.Stockholm Syndrome: Music, Parque Nacional, 2:50 p.m.Garbanzos: Music, Parque Morazán, 3 p.m.Infibeat: Music, Parque Nacional, 3:50 p.m.Zópilot: Music, Parque Morazán, 4:15 p.m.Luci & The Soul Breakers: Music, Parque Nacional, 5:10 p.m.DJ Nochi: Music, Parque Morazán, 5:30 p.m.Percance: Music, Parque Morazán, 6:30 p.m.Malpaís: Music, Parque Nacional, 6:30 p.m. 10:45 a.m. Fundación artística y cultural La Malacrianza12 m.d. Así baila mi gente1 p.m. Marfil. Música2:50 p.m. Síndrome de Estocolmo. Música3:50 p.m. Infibeat. Música5:10 p.m. Luci $ The Soul Breakers6:30 p.m. Malpaís.10 a.m. a 8 p.m. Mercado de la expresión.– See more at: read more

Qantas confirms Jetstar talking to AirAsia about possible merger

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Qantas has recently confirmed that wholly owned subsidiary Jetstar has been talking to Malaysia-based low cost carrier AirAsia about a possible joint venture.This news comes after Qantas eyed Malaysian Airlines earlier in the year as a possible partner earlier in the year in order to set up a strong presence in Southeast Asia.“Qantas confirms that its wholly-owned subsidiary Jetstar and AirAsia have entered discussions regarding a potential cost-saving joint venture,” said Qantas.“However, these discussions are at a preliminary stage and no binding agreements have been reached.”If successful, this cooperation should better position Qantas to battle it out with Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Tiger Airways.The announcement also comes days after an Australian federal government aviation White Paper indicated that foreign ownership laws on Qantas may be slackened.last_img read more

REMAX Reports Promising Trends

first_img June 19, 2013 421 Views RE/MAX Reports Promising Trends in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing After staging a turnaround last year, the housing market is continuing on the road to stabilization in 2013, “”RE/MAX””: said in its National Housing Report for May.[IMAGE]Both home sales and prices rose at double-digit rates above May 2012, and inventory is showing signs of stability, the company reported.According to the report, closed transactions increased in May 13.2 percent over April and 11.6 percent over the same month last year. May was the 23rd consecutive month to post higher sales on a year-over-year basis.Of the 52 metros surveyed last month, 45 reported higher sales than May 2012, with 30 posting double-digit gains.For all homes sold in May, the median price was $185,000, a 4.2 percent gain over April and a 10.8 percent increase over May 2012. Of the markets surveyed, only three [COLUMN_BREAK]experienced a year-over-year price drop: Trenton (0.2 percent); Albuquerque (2.7 percent); and Burlington, Vermont (0.6 percent).Twenty-one metros posted double-digit price gains, RE/MAX reported.May was the fourth straight month in which both home sales and prices rose on a monthly and yearly basis.””After a few years of disappointing data, we are so pleased that a housing recovery is finally in full swing. The month of May continues the trend we’ve been seeing in 2013, steady and consistent growth,”” said RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly. “”Last year was the year of the housing turn-around and this year represents a start on the road to sustainability.””Reduced inventory continues to be a concern, however, though recent monthly changes have been promising. The number of homes for sale was down just 0.9 percent from April, showing inventories “”may be in the early stages of a return to more balanced levels.”” Year-over-year, inventory was down 28.4 percent. The corresponding months supply in May was 3.5, far below the balanced level of 6 months. The combination of low supply and high demand led to a significant drop in listing times for homes sold in May. According to RE/MAX, the average days on market was 70, a full week lower than the April average and 22 days lower than last year.center_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies For-Sale Homes Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing RE/MAX Service Providers 2013-06-19 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

Local first responders join Rep Brann for annual Sept 11 service

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, today was joined by Wyoming Police Sgt. Brian Look and Wyoming Police Officer Ben Durian as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. 07Sep Local first responders join Rep. Brann for annual Sept. 11 service Categories: Brann News,Brann Photos,Newslast_img read more