first_imgPatrick Gilmore and MacKenzie Porter of Travelers Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Season three of Travelers has arrived on Netflix, and it’s the show’s best to date. The binge-ready sci-fi series hits a quick reset button to clear up some of the mess that was left after the end of season two, and proceeds to leap into new turmoil, while digging deeper into questions about what’s really happening in the present, and the future.Series stars MacKenzie Porter and Patrick Gilmore, who play Marcy and David, were recently in Toronto to chat about the series, and what makes season three tick, and while Brad Wright was listening from the sidelines, the duo revealed some great hints about where the series and their characters are headed. Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. is investing in two contradicting areas of growing consumer demand for its bakery division — healthier baked goods and indulgent foods.Luc Mongeau, president of the food processing and grocery company’s Weston Foods bakery business, said Tuesday it is working on innovation in its artisan and alternative bread products, and recently built organic production capabilities into its Kitchener, Ont. facility.But Weston Foods is also focusing on goods of the less-healthy variety amid surging demand for products such as donuts.“We are innovating in indulgent product,” Mongeau said on a conference call discussing George Weston’s latest quarterly results. “There is a strong demand for product that delivers greater indulgence, and we are benefiting and growing in these areas with our portfolio.”The bread industry has been under pressure in recent years as consumers look for healthier or artisan versions of the food staple, while also grappling with increased competition from discount retailers.Mongeau’s comments on growing demand for certain segments came as George Weston raised its dividend and reported a first-quarter profit of $180 million. The company says it will now pay a dividend on its common shares of 49 cents per share, up from 45.5 cents.The increase came as George Weston reported its profit attributable to common shareholders amounted to $1.40 per diluted share. That was up from $108 million or 84 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.However, on an adjusted basis, which excludes a number of one-time items, George Weston says it earned $178 million or $1.38 per share compared with $184 million or $1.43 per share a year ago.Sales in the quarter totalled $10.74 billion, down from $10.80 billion in the same quarter last year. Weston Foods’ adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the quarter slipped to $44 million, down 27.9 per cent compared to a year earlier.Galen G. Weston, who is chairman and CEO of George Weston, said the quarter was “marked by significant headwinds.”He told analysts that Loblaw, in which George Weston is the largest shareholder, delivered solid results amid “external pressures from minimum wage and health care reform.”“Weston Foods business performance has been impacted by challenging inflationary pressures and cost relating to the transformation program,” he said.In November, George Weston launched a three-year transformation plan which includes restructuring the organization and simplifying operations.In this most recent quarter, Weston Foods recorded restructuring and other related costs of $15 million, largely related to the transformation program and the previously announced closure of an unprofitable manufacturing facility in the U.S.BMO Capital Markets analyst Peter Sklar said Weston Foods’ results were further below its estimates than expected.“While we were anticipating a deterioration in the bakery’s EBITDA in Q1/18, we were not anticipating this significant of a decline,” he said in a note to clients.George Weston said that it anticipates flat sales this year compared to 2017, with improvement in the second half of 2018 to balance out an under-performing first six months.“The second half of 2018 will need to be significantly stronger than we were previously estimating in order to achieve this,” said Sklar.George Weston has also been under pressure after its admission last year that it and its main subsidiary, Loblaw Companies Ltd., had participated in what they say is an industry-wide arrangement to co-ordinate the price of bread for at least 14 years.Weston addressed the issue at the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto on Tuesday, telling shareholders that “there is no excuse” for what occurred, but could not comment in more detail due to the ongoing investigation by the Competition Bureau.“I believe, that when something like this happens, you must take accountability,” he said in his opening remarks. “We discovered the scheme, we reported it immediately to the authorities and have taken steps to make sure that it never happens again.”Companies in this story: (TSX:WN, TSX:L, TSX:CHP.UN)last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia’s suspended jail sentence of two years for illegal possession of drugs in Japan is likely to come up for discussion during the Committee of Administrators’ (COA) next meeting in Mumbai on Friday.Wadia was arrested earlier this year at an airport in Japanese town Hokkaido for possession of 25gm of cannabis resin. His sentence has been suspended for five years.As per IPL’s Code of Ethics, no person associated with the team can bring the game into disrepute and there is a clause which can lead to suspension of teams as it happened with CSK and Rajasthan Royals during the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkHowever, it is still not clear whether the matter will be handed over to the IPL Ethics Committee — comprising three office-bearers (acting President CK Khanna, acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry) — or the newly appointed Ombudsman DK Jain.”The matter will come up for discussion on May 3 at the COA meeting in Mumbai. It needs to be discussed whether the COA will refer the matter to Justice Jain or the three office-bearers. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen”Since we have a retired SC Judge as Ethics Officer, it’s only fair that the matter is referred to him,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday.When asked if Kings XI Punjab can be suspended, the official said: “It’s all in the realms of speculation. The BCCI legal team, Ombudsman all need to come together.” There is no clarity on whether Wadia’s sentencing, even if it brings disrepute to the franchise, can actually lead to a team’s suspension.”The matter is not directly related to IPL. Yes one owner was arrested in a foreign country. Now his image is tarnished.”If that affects the brand, then action should be taken against the owner and not the brand. In any case, proper procedures will be followed,” said the official.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police will implement its one-way traffic circulation plan on trial basis on Padam Singh Road and Tank Road in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh from Monday, officials said.To ensure smooth vehicular movement, the scheme would be implemented gradually on four other roads of the area, Pyare Lal Road, Hardhyan Singh Road, Gurudwara Road, and Saraswati Marg, a senior traffic police official said. The move comes in for providing seamless and smooth traffic movement and is being used to create a one-way loop system for comfortable movement of all modes of transport, the officer said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarKarol Bagh –a hub of commercial establishments having garments, jewellary, electronic items and car dealers –registers heavy footfall and vehicular movement throughout the day thereby leading to street parking of the vehicles on all the major roads of the area. One way circulation plan of Karol Bagh area was approved by the Unified Traffic Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in April, 2010 and the trial run on these roads was also conducted for sometime but could not be continued thereafter, the traffic police said in its statement. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaNow in a concerted effort by Delhi Traffic Police along with other civic agencies, one-way circulation plan on the six roads in Karol Bagh area is being revived with its implementation initially on Padam Singh Road and Tank road, the statement added. Meeting with RWAs and MWAs of Karol Bagh area has been conducted and the finer points of circulation plan have been deliberated with them, as their co-operation is of utmost importance for the successful implementation of the one-way circulation scheme, the senior traffic police official said. About 50 Delhi Traffic Police officers along with marshals from MCD would be deployed to man all the intersections of Tank road and Padam Singh Road to regulate the traffic, the official added.last_img read more

Rabat – The 4th Oasis festival, held from September 14-16, in the Fellah Hotel of Marrakech did not fail to impress its audience. Marrakech’s Oasis has nothing to envy from the big electronic festivals. In the past four years, the red city’s much-awaited festival has proven to be “the place to be.” Electronic music lovers spent three days of madness thanks to an impressive lineup of national and international artists who came to fire up the different stages of the festival (Oasis, Bamboo and Mirage), from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Five thousand festival-goers came from all around the world to listen and dance to the biggest names in techno, house, afro house and electro, such as South Africa’s Black Coffee, Britain’s superstar Carl Cox, America’s Honey Dijon, Dutch DJ Ben Klock, and others. The festival is also a real springboard for the Moroccan scene in full identity construction. Drawn by their ambassador Amine K, DJs come together to build a true Moroccan sound.For the 2018 festival, Oasis hosted Amine K, UNES, Kali G, Pandi, Daox and LasriZ who got festival-goers dancing all day and night.Away from music, Oasis, also called the “Moroccan Coachella” is a complete experience of creativity and discovery that includes other activities, such as yoga classes, live painting, massage sessions, spas, and pools.In addition, festival-goers from around the world had the chance to experience Moroccan culture on-site, with authentic local street food, a wide selection of organic products at the local souk, henna art, traditional Moroccan dishes, and more.The three creators of the festival, Marjana Jaidi, Youssef Bouabid, and Ismael Slaoui, have brilliantly succeeded in making Morocco an essential meeting of electronic music and bringing the Moroccan scene to an international level.This 4th Oasis festival has definitely kept all its promises, leaving its attendees with much higher expectations for next year. read more

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to get tough on some of its members who have come forward to contest the provincial council elections despite having a bad track record behind them.SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena said that the party central committee will meet today (Friday) to decide on the future of some members. Sirisena said that the decision to be taken today on such members will have a long term impact on their future. Former North Western Provincial Council member Ananda Sarath Kumara, who forced a school teacher to kneel for taking disciplinary action against his daughter, is among those who submitted applications to contest the elections. (Colombo Gazette) He said that among them are SLFP members who have been accused of being involved in criminal or violent incidents. read more

“The plan sets out clearly what States can do – for example educating the public, collecting data and researching the root causes of the violence,” said the UN Independent Expert on human rights of persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, in her message for International Albinism Awareness Day. The regional action plan to end attacks on persons with albinism in Africa – the first-ever such joint initiative – was recently endorsed by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. It includes 15 practical steps which are expected to go a long way in addressing the persisting and deadly challenge. “International cooperation will be a turning point in the long battle to end discrimination for people with albinism, some of whom continue to be murdered for their body parts,” added Ms. Ero. According to a news release issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the action plan focuses on ensuring accountability as well as support for victims and uses legal and policy frameworks to deter practices of witchcraft and trafficking in body parts. Further, Ms. Ero underscored that persons with albinism also face significant barriers restricting their equal participation in society, impacting their rights to enjoy physical and mental health and their ability to access adequate health care, education, social services, legal protection, and redress for abuses. In particular, women and children face violence, suffer from discrimination, stigma and social exclusion, forced into becoming marginalized within their communities and face social exclusion caused by misunderstanding, deeply entrenched prejudices and stereotyping. ‘We cannot underestimate the importance of joint action’ – UN Independent Expert“We cannot rest until we have seen change in people’s lives and tackled the root causes of the current situation,” she said, calling everyone concerned to be bold and to persevere to ensure that all people with albinism enjoy their full human rights. “We cannot underestimate the importance of joint action […] we advance together, with renewed hope inspired by the principle of ‘leaving no one behind’ which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Ms. Ero’s statement has been endorsed by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights; the UN Special Rapporteur on physical and mental health, Dainius Pûras; the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mutuma Ruteere; the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar; and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Special Rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.In December 2014, the UN General Assembly designated 13 June as the International Albinism Awareness Day to draw attention to the stigma and violence that persons with albinism everywhere in the world. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAnn’s Grove man wanted for 2016 murder of girl, 14July 11, 2019In “Court”‘Satan’ remanded for ECD teen’s murderAugust 23, 2016In “Court”Prime suspect in ECD teen’s murder to be charged soonAugust 22, 2016In “Crime” …case dismissed due to insufficient evidence The 29-year-old  Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident who was accused of murdering a teenager on August 9 2016 was earlier today (Wednesday) freed of the charge.FREED: Alvin Reid called “Satan”Alvin Reid called “Satan” appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Vigilance Magistrate’s court and the case was dismissed on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence to proceed in the matter.The body of 14-year-old Malika Hamilton was found on August 9 in the Hope Canal, ECD, and it was initially assumed that the teen had died from drowning.However, family members had been adamant that the young girl’s demise was as a result of foul play.MURDERED: Malika HamiltonPathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, had conducted a Post Mortem (PM) Examination on the teen’s body a few days after its discovery in the canal and it was revealed that Hamilton had died of ‘asphyxiation’.She was also said to have suffered from blunt trauma to her head and compression injury to her neck.Shortly after, police, following a lead, found Ried, also called “Satan” hiding in a barrel in the Ann’s Grove cemetery.It was noted that even though investigators spent several hours grilling the man about the incident he had continuously denied any involvement in the crime. (Ramona Luthi) read more

first_imgNew electrical equipment to modernise excavator will remove up to 6,600 m3/h of overburden. ABB recently won the order from TAKRAF to deliver the complete electrical equipment for a bucketwheel excavator. The excavator is set to operate from October 2013 in the new Zhahanaoer coal open-pit mining site in Inner Mongolia, China. It is the largest bucketwheel excavator to be used in China to date.The Zhahanaoer open-pit mining site covers an area of around 31 km2 and contains an estimated 828 Mt of steam coal. The coal will be extracted from deep layers ranging from 85 to 356 m. The frequency-controlled bucketwheel drive delivering 1,250 kW will in future allow the bucketwheel excavator to remove up to 6,600 m3/h of overburden.ABB is carrying out a turnkey project comprising the engineering, delivery, assembly and commissioning of the electrical equipment for the excavator. This will include the medium-voltage switchgear (6.3 kV), the 400V and 660V low-voltage switchgear, motors, transformers and the ACS800 drives. In addition, ABB is supplying the control system based on the Compact 800 product series including AC800M controllers, appropriate Chinese visualization and the lighting and air-conditioning equipment.last_img read more

first_imgThe Mars One project was founded and financed by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, who hopes to fund the mission by turning it into a reality TV show.Dr Roche’s story was first broken last Saturday on Newstalk by Jonathan McCrea.He says we should take the project seriously:It does sound like a crazy idea, but any new idea in this area is going to seem ridiculous at first. We don’t have the capabilities to bring people to a planet and then launch from the planet, to get them back. Mars One is going to cut the cost of the return trip, and that’s why it’s a feasible mission. They’re pairing up with [aerospace company] Lockheed Martin, who have a track record with landing things on Mars.If Dr Roche does become one of the four astronauts to land on Mars, his return is “not even open to debate”. It’s also likely that his life expectancy would be dramatically reduced from exposure to radiation and “conditions no human has ever experienced before”.However, he says that this isn’t an issue for him:The way I look at it, even if I have a shorter life on Mars, every day that I live there I’d be taking a leap forward in terms of the scientific endeavours of humankind. And for me that’s a dream come true.Most people are concerned with what his family thinks of the mission, but he says are very supportive of everything he does:My poor parents found out at a public talk [on space exploration]…One of the first questions from the audience asked me was “What would your parents think?” and I said “Well here’s my mum and dad, they can answer that one for you.”Science agency apologies to little girl for not making her a dragon>NASA extends life on International Space Station for another four years> AN ASTROPHYSICIST WITH the Science Gallery in Dublin is the only Irish man on a shortlist of 1,000 people hoping to become the first humans to live on Mars.Private space exploration company Mars One hopes to land a colony of four astronauts on the red planet by 2025.The only catch? The astronauts chosen for the mission can never return to Earth.Over 200,000 people applied to begin life again on Mars – this number was whittled down to 1,058 last week.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland this morning, Dr Joseph Roche said applying for the project was an easy decision to make:I grew up in Kildare on a small farm and spent my nights looking at the stars. I went to Trinity College in Dublin and studied science, took a stint in the States working for NASA and came back to Trinity to do my PhD in astrophysics. The idea of going to Mars is something I would have dreamed about all these years – it’s just a no-brainer for me.last_img read more

first_imgGoogle+ has been live for just 2 weeks, and in that time only those with access to an invite have managed to sign up. Even then, the invites didn’t always work due to overloading of the system, and Google seems to have underestimated the popularity of its new social network by not allocating enough disk space for notifications.  Users have also responded by already asking for the 5,000 circle limit to be lifted.Is Google+ popular then? A most definite yes, but how popular has it become in a couple of weeks? Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com and serial entrepreneur, has done a summary analysis and guesstimated the userbase has already gone past 10 million. He’s also predicting 20 million users by the time we reach the weekend.Allen used a combination of surnames and population data from the U.S. Census Bureau to initially come up with a rough estimate on Google+ user numbers. He then later updated it to include international users too. For the moment, it’s the best guess we have until Google decides to share official numbers.Allen’s analysis started on July 2nd and claimed 410,773 users across the U.S. He then expanded his survey internationally and by July 4th the U.S. userbase was up to 515,933 with a further 1,226,136 users outside the U.S. giving a total of 1,742,069 users. By July 10th, just 6 days later, that total had jumped to 7.3 million before passing 10 million yesterday, July 11th.If that growth continues at the same rate then Allen predicts Google will have more than 20 million Google+ users before the week is over, and then the social network will be well on its way to reaching 100 million.Although Facebook’s 750 million still looks a long way off, Mark Zuckerberg must be sweating a little at the pace of Google+.via Paul Allen’s Google+last_img read more

first_imgCédric Villani : sa biographie, son engagement de député, tout savoir sur le mathématicienCédric Villani, parfois appelé par la presse “la Lady Gaga des maths” est un député de La République en Marche (LREM) et un scientifique de renom. Qui est ce mathématicien connu pour son look et ses équations ? Maxisciences vous livre toutes les infosBiographie : Naissance :  5 octobre 1973 à Brive-la-GaillardeCédric Villani est né en Corèze dans les années 70 de parents professeurs de littérature. Il étudie les mathématiques en classe préparatoire à Paris puis intègre l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) en 1992. En 1994, il devient agrégé de mathématiques et agrégé-préparateur à l’ENS en 1996. En 1998, il soutient sa thèse nommée Contribution à l’étude mathématique des gaz et des plasmas. En 2000, l’étudiant devient professeur à l’ENS de Lyon, un poste qu’il occupe durant 10 ans. En 2006, il devient membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France. En 2009, il devient le directeur de l’institut Henri-Poincarré et en 2010, il remporte la médaille Fields, équivalent du prix Nobel de mathématiques.Cédric Villani a particulièrement travaillé sur des équations aux dérivées partielles, notamment sur celle de Boltzmann. Il a écrit deux traités sur la théorie du transport optimal. Le scientifique consacre une partie de son temps à la vulgarisation scientifique, on peut notamment le voir parler en 2016 à une conférence TED.À lire aussiAlbert Einstein : QI, citations, biographie, tout savoir sur le plus célèbre des scientifiquesEn 2017, il est candidat aux élections législatives avec le parti La République en marche (LREM) dans la cinquième circonscription de l’Essonne. Il remporte le siège face à Laure Darcos, (Les Républicains).  Il est marié à une biologiste et a deux enfants, Neven et Aëlle, nés en 2000 et en 2003.  Le 8 décembre 2017 à 11:41 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid interim boss Santiago Solari was pleased to give Vinicius Junior the chance to show the world his talent on Wednesday nightAfter just two brief cameos under Julen Lopetegui, Solari handed Vinicius his first ever start for Real in their 4-0 win at UD Melilla.Goals from Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Odriozola and Cristo sealed the victory for Real.But it was Vinicius’ display that grabbed the headlines with the youngster storming past opposition defenders towards the end of the game and creating chances with a rabona cross.Although Solari, who’s frequently used Vinicius at Real Madrid Castilla this season, urged caution against placing too many expectations on the 18-year-old.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He played the ninety minutes, he is a great young talent who has just arrived,” Solari told the club website.“He’s living in a new country, adapting to another style of football and to a new world at Real Madrid.“We can all see his talent, but football is made up more things. I’m happy with the whole team, which has worked hard”.The second leg of Real’s Copa Del Rey fourth-round tie with Melilla will be played on December 5.last_img read more

first_imgIntent marketing organisation Iotec has appointed Claire Beney human resources director.In the newly created role, Beney will deliver people initiatives and strategies that encourage a positive and professional culture, fully utilising her 10 years of experience within the industry.Beney was formerly director of human resources at The Moment Content Company and HR business advisor at Deutsche Bank.last_img

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – A death investigation shutdown all lanes of southbound traffic on the Florida Turnpike, near Sunrise Boulevard.According to police, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle, Friday, just after noon, Friday. The collision took place underneath the overpass, and officials said the person was dead on arrival.Police have not confirmed the reason for the fatal incident.Traffic was diverted to exit before Sunrise Boulevard while the investigation continued.The highway has since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgDomestic stock indices fell sharply this week hitting a 19-month low on the back of sell-off in global markets, disappointing corporate earnings, depreciating rupee and a decline in crude oil prices.For the week ended 15 January, 2016, the BSE S&P Sensex tumbled 479.29 points to end at 24,455.04, while the 50-share Nifty closed at 7,437.80, down 163.60 points.”There seems to be no respite to the ongoing downtrend. Indices have lost further ground closing lower by more than 2% this week after plunging nearly 5% in the previous week; both the key indices hit their respective 52-week lows during the week amid weak global cues and weakening Indian currency against the US Dollar,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Although the Indian markets seemed to have shrugged off the continued slump in Chinese stock markets during the early trading sessions this week, the indices finally succumbed to global sell-off in later sessions.Chinese stock markets failed to stage a rebound despite the measures by the country’s authorities to shore up the sentiment. The country’s benchmark Shanghai Composite closed over 3% lower this week.Besides, weak economic data in China added to worries over the hard landing of the world’s second largest economy.Meanwhile, on the domestic front, the corporate earnings season opened on a weak note after the revenue growth of India’s largest IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the December quarter missed the analysts’ expectations for the sixth consecutive quarter.Quarterly results from Federal Bank, IndusInd Bank and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) also disappointed the Street’s expectations.But a silver lining for the markets this week was Infosys’ announcement of upbeat results for the third quarter even as most of the analysts had expected to post a muted growth due to poor seasonal demand. Overall, Infosys shares ended the week about 6% higher compared to 2% fall in the broader markets.”The result season has begun and nothing really in it so far to exude confidence as far as corporate earnings are concerned barring Infosys which delivered better than expected results,” said Ambani.Commodity stocks came under heavy selling pressure due to slowing demand in China. Oil stocks were battered as crude oil plunged to 12-year lows on concerns over impending oil supply from Iran worsening the already oversupplied market.Domestic economic data was a setback for the markets, with Index of Industrial Production (IIP) falling by 3.2% to hit a four-year low in November and retail inflation edging up further in December to 5.6%.The sell-off in equity markets intensified after a resumption of a fall in rupee to two-year low of 67.70 against the US dollar. The rupee had hit a record low of 68.85 in August 2013, when fears over interest rate hike in the US were at peak.last_img read more

first_imgWikimedia Commons/BrackezMassimoA Bharatiya Janata Party worker in Ghaziabad has filed a case against her friend for allegedly stalking her, stealing her laptop and posting her photos on social media with lewd captions.The accused has been identified as Thakur Prithviraj Singh. He and the victim were friends from 2002 till 2012 when there was a falling out between the two. Singh had borrowed Rs 20 lakh from her and did not return it, causing a rift in the friendship. She also alleged that Singh took the victim’s car and also did not return it, reports The Times of India.Recently, Singh also stole the victim’s laptop. He even hacked into her Facebook account and uploaded her photos with disturbing comments, which the victim said caused her severe mental trauma. The stress she underwent did not let her fulfil her political duties.”The trauma does not end here. He had sent me several threatening as well as obscene messages on WhatsApp between April and May this year. He has also threatened to kidnap and murder me,” the woman wrote in her complaint, which she filed at the Indirapuram police station in Ghaziabad. She also said that she received acid attack threats from Singh.Singh would pose as a private secretary of senior politicians to get her to talk and then would issue threats to her. The victim said that in the most recent incident, Singh stood outside her residence and told her that she will face the consequences if she doesn’t act according to his demands.The victim is scared and has written to the Prime Minister, the Uttar Pradesh government and the National Commission of Women.The woman went on to confess that she thought of committing suicide many times because of the mental trauma she is going through.The Indirapuram police have filed a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 354-D (stalking), and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).The police also booked Singh under sections 72 (penalty for breach of confidentiality and privacy) and 66A (sending offensive messages through communication service) of the Information Technology Act.last_img read more

first_imgShahidul AlamPhotographer Shahidul Alam has been taken to the police’s Detective Branch (DB) office on Minto Road for interrogation about the ongoing student protest demanding safe roads in the capital, confirmed joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Monday.Joint commissioner (intelligence division) Abdul Baten informed the media about this around 10:00am.A group of plainclothes people picked up photographer Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on Sunday night after giving an interview with Qatar-based news agency Al Jazeera over the ongoing student agitation for safe roads in Bangladesh, according to his partner Rehnuma Ahmed.Quoting security guard Md Jalal, Shahidul’s colleague ASM Rezaur Rahman told Prothom Alo that at least 15 vehicles took position near Shahidul’s residence on Dhanmondi 9/A Road around 8:30pm on Sunday.A Hiace microbus entered the garage of the building forcefully and some plainclothes got down from the vehicle, claiming to be members of DB, he added.They went to Shahidul’s flat at the 3rd floor, picked him up and took him away in the microbus, ASM Rezaur Rahman went on saying.“The plainclothes men shut down the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and snatched away the DVR box where CCTV footages were kept right after entering the building,” he added.Shahidul’s partner Rehnuma said that the microbus had Popular Life Insurance written on it.Popular YouTuber Salman Muqtadir, earlier, was allegedly picked up by a group of people from TV station in the capital’s Tejgaon. He was, however, released after an hour, said Salman’s mother.last_img read more

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROCongresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL 24th District) has a mission – pull young Black boys out of the school-to-prison pipeline. She hopes her 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project is the ticket to providing diplomas and degrees instead of prison sentences.Wilson had big help pushing her project during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest, D.C.The Rev. Al Sharpton, actress and activist Erika Alexander and Dr. Cedric Alexander, national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. (Photo by George Kevin Jordan)The Rev. Al Sharpton was on the panel, as well as actor and activist Erika Alexander, “America To Me” director Steve James, Dr. Cedric Alexander, national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and George Ray III, current contestant on the “Grand Hustle” series on BET Networks.The Excellence project started in Miami-Dade County when Wilson saw the young men her community rushed into the prison system, working in the drug trade or dropping out of school.On a national level there were 1,506,800 people in prison at the end of 2016, according to the Department of Justice. There were 487,300 Black prisoners, or 41.3 percent. This is in comparison to 39 percent White prisoners.When it comes to school drop outs, the number of Black boys who drop out between the ages of 16-24 has dropped nationally to 6.2 percent. But that number is still higher that the national average and White students’ 6.1 percent and 5.2 percent respectively, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.In 1993, when Wilson started her program, it almost immediately caught national attention. Several sitting presidents and vice-presidents, including Barack Obama have supported the project. The initiative provides leadership and mentoring to young Black boys during a critical time in their lives.The panel dissected many of the issues that impact a child’s trajectory to the school to prison system.  Dr. Alexander spoke about police officers using more discretion and thinking of the larger community when arresting people.“The law is what the law is,” Dr. Alexander said, who heads up the National Organization of Black law Enforcement Executives. “But what we can ask them  [police officers] to do is use some judgement. Do you really want to hurt someone over an infraction? We as police officers have to have discretion.”“I think what we are beginning to see as we’re training officers to have better relationships, we find some, not all, but some are mindful of the fact that there is a larger community watching you.”Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III, who is mayor of Miami Gardens, Florida, said citizens need to be mindful of how much they want police involved with their students at schools.“We can’t over police our schools,” Gilbert said. “We can’t use police at schools as conduct supervisors. Understand if you ask a police officer to come to our schools and they witness a crime that kid is going to jail.”Gilbert further cautioned, “We have to be careful of the part we are playing in this narrative.”For George Ray, III who currently stars on “The Grand Hustle” series, Congresswoman Wilson intervened at the right time in his life. “She’s my fairy godmother,” Ray said to the packed crowd. The business professor spoke of facing 15 years in prison at 15 years old. The congresswoman happened upon his life and “instead of peddling drugs I had someone peddling hope.”“She took me everywhere with her, she kept me so busy I couldn’t get in trouble if I tried,” Ray said of his relationship with Wilson.Currently, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project services 105 schools within Miami-Dade County Public Schools (37 Elementary, 35 Middle/K-8, and 33 Senior High), according to the organization.last_img read more

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. This weekend, massive crowds of superheroes and villains braved the cold weather and descended upon McCormick Place in downtown Chicago for C2E2, the Chicago Comic, and Entertainment Expo. C2E2 is an annual comics and multimedia convention hosted by ReedPOP (Emerald City Comic Con and New York Comic Con) that took place from April 6 – 8. With a star-studded guest list of comics creators, celebrities, and more, C2E2 was an event that had something to offer to attendees of all walks of life and fandoms.Since this was my first time going to C2E2, I was excited to check out the main exhibition floor and the artist alley, especially since I had such a lovely time at Emerald City Comic Con and as a long-time attendee of New York Comic Con. The main exhibition hall included the large comics/entertainment booths, vendors selling toys and collectibles, the indie designer/craft booths in The Block, the artist alley, and celebrity meet-and-greets on one primary show floor. Although the entire show was contained in the same exhibit hall, the expansive layout of the exhibits, vendors, and artists accommodated for steady foot traffic for approximately 80,000 attendees, effectively preventing the convention from feeling nearly as crowded as New York Comic Con or San Diego Comic Con.One of the biggest highlights of C2E2 was seeing all of the amazingly talented cosplayers throughout the entire weekend, especially in a setting as spacious and well-lit as McCormick Place. From the Teen Titans to Infinity War to My Hero Academia, I was blown away by how many fandoms were represented at C2E2 through cosplayers of all ages. I was lucky enough to meet and capture some of C2E2’s best-dressed heroes, villains, and everything in between – check out some of the stellar cosplayers I met in Chicago!AdChoices广告All photos by Betty Felon.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Photos: Best Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2019Photos: Best Cosplay From Anime NYC 2018 center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more