Saad Lamjarred to Return to Morocco to Release new Song

Rabat – Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred, who stands accused of rape on two accounts, plans to release his new song titled “Ghzali Ghzali” in Morocco amid mixed reception.Lamjarred announced that he will be coming to Morocco soon via a post on his official Instagram account on Monday, March 5. The controversial singer said, “I would like to share with you my interim return to my country Morocco in the coming days.God willing, I will take this opportunity to present my new work, Ghazali Ghazali, from my beloved country.” While many have welcomed Lamjarred’s anticipated return, others are angry  by the news given the outstanding rape accusations against him in the French courts. The pop singer has been temporarily released on bail under electronic surveillance since April 13, 2017, after spending almost six months at the Marriott Champs Elysées in Paris to face rape and assault charges.In 2010, Lamjarred was accused of rape for the first time in the US by an American woman. However, Lamjarred’s supporters far outweigh his opponents, as he remains one of the most successful singers in the Middle East and North Africa. read more

SLMC decides mosque must remain

He said that he will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa to convey the position of the SLMC on the Dambulla mosque. SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem speaking to reporters after the meeting in Colombo said that the SLMC was saddened by the events which unfolded in Dambulla over the mosque issue. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) decided today that its stand on the mosque in Dambulla is that the mosque must remain at its current location.The decision was taken following over 3 hours of deliberations which also saw heated arguments among the SLMC members. “We have taken a public position that the mosque should not be relocated without consensus among the Muslim leadership,” he said.The government has already decided to shift the mosque following pressure exerted by a group of Buddhist monks in the area. Thousands of Muslims around the country staged protests after Friday prayers yesterday protesting against the decision to move the mosque. (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda for Colombo Gazette) read more

France taking aim at ISIS

Updated: The hunt for those responsible for Friday’s massacre in Paris continues, with authorities announcing they are looking for a second fugitive.French officials say an analysis of the attacks indicate one person directly involved is still unaccounted for, and has not been identified.Authorities believe Abdelhamid Abaaoud – once jailed in Belgium, and now believed to be in Syria – was behind the massacre.Officials now say one person directly involved the attacks in Paris is unaccounted for. So far seven attackers are known to be dead. Police are still looking for Salah Abdeslam, 26, and believe the French citizen is on the run somewhere in Belgium, and add they’re looking for a second fugitive.French police carried out another 120 raids overnight on suspected ISIS supporters, while warplanes launched more attacks on ISIS targets in Syria.President Francois Hollande is vowing to destroy ISIS, and has announced he will fly to Washington and Moscow next week to meet with Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin and discuss how they can work together to crush the Islamic State.Meanwhile Paris is still mourning the dead. 129 people were killed in what France calls an act of war. Friday’s attacks left 350 others hurt, including one Canadian. read more

Tim Hortons franchisee who led classaction settles suit leaves company

A Tim Horton’s franchisee who had brought legal action against the chain’s parent company has settled his suit and severed his ties to the company.Mark Kuziora operated two locations in Toronto and was an outspoken member of the Great White North Franchisee Association, an unsanctioned franchisee group started more than a year ago. He was also the lead plaintiff in a class action against Restaurant Brands International Inc.He filed a $4 million lawsuit against RBI after the company allegedly refused to renew a licence for one of his two stores in bad faith. RBI maintained it was right in its decision not to approve a new restaurant agreement, which expires at the end of August.After 20 years, Tim Hortons is finally changing its leaky coffee cup lidsU.S. Tim Hortons franchisee group sues RBI over alleged price gouging, equity theftTim Hortons to upgrade distribution system, open new warehouses after franchisee complaintsKuziora met with Tim Hortons president Alex Macedo several weeks ago, said Duncan Fulton, RBI’s chief corporate officer.The pair had a productive conversation and signed an agreement settling the suit about two weeks ago, he said.“We certainly believe that it’s in everyone’s best interest,” he said.Kuziora sold his two locations back to the company, Fulton said, and a new franchisee will take over operating them.Fulton would not disclose any terms of the settlement.GWNFA broke its silence on the issue in a letter to members from president David Hughes that said the group had been asked to remain silent while lawyers worked out a deal.“We tried everything to have RBI rescind Mark’s situation, but to no avail,” Hughes wrote. “We have suspicions that their only goal was to send a message to our board!”This was a settlement between Kuziora and Macedo, and nobody else, Fulton said when asked to respond to the allegations within the letter.RBI has had a fraught relationship with some of its franchisees in recent months.A group of them banded together to form GWNFA, which now also boasts an American chapter and claims to represent about half of franchisees in Canada and the U.S. The group works to give a voice to franchisees concerned about alleged mismanagement.RBI has been reluctant to talk to GWNFA representatives. Instead, the company chooses to rely on its elected franchisee advisory board, whose scope it expanded in recent months in an effort to ease ongoing tensions.The company said Macedo and his leadership team will continue to work with the advisory board after the president for Tim Hortons Canada, Sami Siddiqui, accepted a new role as chief financial officer for its Burger King brand. read more

Police seeking suspect following assault with a weapon

Regina police are searching for a suspect believed to be involved in an assualt that sent a victim to hospital with serious injuries.According to a police news release, officers were dispatched to the area of Third Avenue and Montague Street at around 4 a.m. Sunday morning after receiving a report of an assault with a weapon.When officers arrived at the scene they discovered the victim of the assault who was then transported to hospital with serious injuries.Police say the suspect is described as being approximately 30-years-old, standing 5’11″ and weight about 170 pounds. He is also described as being unshaven with black hair.Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Traders look to more fiscal cliff uncertainty key economic data in Canada

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Talks aimed at avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff” will continue to cast a shadow over trading this week as markets begin to wind down for the Christmas-New Year’s holidays.But traders will have some key economic data to serve as a possible distraction, including the latest reading on Canadian economic growth and retail sales. And in the U.S., investors will look to see if the strong runup in housing starts carried on into November and whether worries about going over the fiscal cliff have taken a toll on consumer confidence.Going over the cliff involves the automatic imposition of hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases that could plunge the world’s largest economy back into recession and depress economies around the world.The TSX ended last week up 136.95 points or 1.12 per cent despite concerns about whether U.S. politicians can head off the fiscal crisis. Mining stocks advanced on further signs of an expanding Chinese manufacturing sector and further lift was provided by Research In Motion Ltd., which gained 16.8 per cent to $13.88 during the week on increasing optimism that the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones can turn the company around. The line is being launched at the end of January.Friday is supposed to be the deadline to reach a deal on the “fiscal cliff” before the U.S. Congress recesses for Christmas.But “a failure to get 10 years of deficit reduction wrapped up as a Christmas present need not preclude a temporary fix in a deal that simply softens next year’s bite, nor would delaying a vote into January be fatal,” observed CIBC World Markets chief economist Avery Shenfeld.Markets have generally held up well since the “fiscal cliff” situation started to dominate market sentiment right after the Nov. 6 U.S. elections. In fact, the TSX and the Dow industrials have at least made up the initial losses registered in the immediate wake of the contest that left the U.S. political landscape largely unchanged, which in turn raised pessimism that Republicans and Democrats could bury deep ideological differences and strike a deal.But volumes will start to thin this week and that could make for increased volatility.“Trading volumes are going to become very very thin, very illiquid, very quickly,” said Andrew Pyle, investment adviser at Scotia McLeod in Peterborough, Ont.“What can happen is you get the positive case where agreement is found, the illiquidity in the markets could give us a very sharp bounce, alternatively some comments that we’re not going to get to an agreement could see some very sharp downswings in the market.”On the economic front, expectations are fairly minimal for the October report on gross domestic product. Economists expect data will show GDP failing to grow for a third straight month.Statistics Canada is expected to report that October retail sales rose by 0.1 per cent from September.The agency also releases its consumer price index Friday, which is expected to show that inflation was kept in check amid a five per cent drop in gasoline prices during the month. Overall, the agency is expected to report that prices actually dipped 0.1 per cent month over month.And negative news is expected from the Canadian housing sector. It is expected that existing home sales dropped by 0.89 per cent year over year during November.Sales have suffered in recent months since Ottawa tightened ownership requirements. New mortgage rules put in place earlier this year reduce the maximum amortization term to 25 years.the In the U.S., economists expect that housing starts faltered during November after October’s reading left them up more than 40 per cent on a year over year basis.“Not a significant pullback but given the state of affairs it could be enough to upset market participants who think every month is a good month for housing,” added Pyle.“That’s not quite the case.”At the end of the week, traders will take in the latest reading on consumer confidence from the University of Michigan’s widely-watched index.“Equity markets have not been bad, that should all things being equal factor into an improvement in the consumer confidence index numbers,” said Pyle.“The majority of individuals still think that some type of deal is going to be scrambled together with respect to the fiscal cliff and that we don’t get the worst-case scenario.” by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 16, 2012 8:00 am MDT Traders look to more fiscal cliff uncertainty, key economic data in Canada, U.S. read more

Stocks shake off an early slump close mixed SP 500 narrowly avoids

Stocks shake off an early slump, close mixed; S&P 500 narrowly avoids its third straight loss U.S. stocks are finishing mixed after a listless day as traders continue to worry about slowing growth in China and tensions in Ukraine.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index managed a small gain Wednesday, narrowly avoiding its first three-day losing streak since January.The S&P 500 increased half a point to 1,868 points.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 11 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 16,340.Technology stocks were mostly higher. The Nasdaq composite rose 16 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 4,323. Facebook and Microsoft both rose.Mining companies rose as metals prices increased. Newmont Mining rose 3 per cent and Cliffs Natural Resources rose 2 per cent.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.72 per cent from 2.77 per cent. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2014 2:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ty Lawson Moves The Rockets Closer To The Wests Top Tier

No strangers to bold moves, the Houston Rockets appear to have executed another one over the weekend by acquiring guard Ty Lawson from the Denver Nuggets for a protected 2016 first-round draft pick and a handful of veterans with nonguaranteed contracts.It’s been a turbulent year for Lawson, who was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence — his second DUI arrest since January. The guard will enter a 30-day alcohol treatment program by order of a Denver judge.Despite his baggage, Lawson improves Houston’s roster. Two weeks ago, we ran preliminary preseason projections for the reloaded San Antonio Spurs and their top Western Conference foes using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) and Rotoworld’s depth charts; the Rockets graded out as a clear pick for fourth in the West behind the Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder.The addition of Lawson changes that, essentially pulling Houston even with Oklahoma City for third. Here’s how the Rockets’ roster looks now, according to Rotoworld:Rated the ninth-best offensive player in the NBA by projected 2015-16 RPM, Lawson is a major upgrade over backup Patrick Beverley. His presence figures to give Houston one of the best projected offenses in the West — perhaps even equal to the firepower of the mighty (when healthy) Thunder.Lawson does come with defensive limitations. His projected RPM at that end of the floor is nearly 2 points per 100 possessions below the NBA average. Because of this, our projections say he’ll add only between 2 and 2.5 wins to Houston’s bottom line despite more than doubling the Rockets’ offensive rating relative to the league average.And, of course, Lawson’s personal issues could easily curtail his ability to help the Rockets. Furthermore, small point guards (Lawson is 5 feet 11 inches tall) have a reputation for aging poorly, though it also bears mentioning that more than a few of Lawson’s most similar comparables according to our CARMELO system — players such as Andre Miller, Kevin Johnson, Rod Strickland and Mark Jackson — enjoyed a number of solid seasons after age 27. (Lawson is signed through only the 2016-17 season anyway.)Assuming he plays to form next season, though, Lawson will likely help Houston slide into the tier right below the powerhouse Spurs and Warriors in the Western Conference. read more

Best and Muller return to face Montpellier

first_imgULSTER HAVE BEEN boosted by news that Rory Best and Johann Muller are fit to return to the team for tomorrow night’s Heineken Cup game with Montpellier (8pm).The province, who top Pool 5 on 18 points, face the Top 14 outfit at Ravenhill and Mark Anscombe calls back the experienced pair who have both been carrying injuries.Best is back in the front row alongside John Afoa and Tom Court after suffering a broken arm while playing for Ireland against the All Blacks.Captain Muller, meanwhile, was absent from last week’s win over Munster due to a calf strain. He lines out alongside Dan Tuohy in the second row.“I knew that it was going to be a tight ask to get back for these games, but it is testament to the medical team that we have here, Michael Eames the surgeon and the strength and conditioning coaches at Ulster that I am back,” said Best.“I have been fortunate that there have been no set-backs along the way and it has just been a case of trying to push on and thankfully I have come through.”Visitors Montpellier have named a second string team with key men François Trinh-Duc, Jonathan Pélissié and Mamuka Gorgodze all rested. Originally posted at 13.00Penney: JJ Hanrahan has ‘got the blowtorch on Keats’Marshall eager to ‘get in the face’ of misfiring Montpellier Ulster team to play Montpellier: J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, L Marshall, C Gilroy, P Jackson, R Pienaar; T Court, R Best, J Afoa, J Muller, D Tuohy, R Diack, C Henry, N Williams.Replacements: R Herring, C Black, D Fitzpatrick, I Henderson, R Wilson, S Doyle, P Marshall, M Allen.last_img read more

Amazon takes a 5 loss on every 79 Kindle sale

first_imgAmazon’s never been afraid to chart its own course. For ages, the company eschewed advertising in favor of its free shipping program. Earlier this year, they took a chance on a new ad-supported Kindle model. At $114, it was $25 cheaper than the ad-free version. Now, the new Kindle with special offers sells for $79 — reportedly $5.25 less than it costs them to build it.That’s based on a new iSuppli teardown. While the component and assembly costs can be guessed at, there are other factors that contribute to the Kindle’s total cost. Development and promotional costs, for example. Ultimately, no one except Amazon knows exactly how much the Kindle line-up costs to produce.There was a similar report this fall that stated the new Kindle Fire was reported to sell for less than it cost to produce. A follow-up report in October then surmised that Amazon actually makes about $50 on every Kindle Fire sold.And, really, Amazon takes an even bigger loss when you factor in the free shipping it provides for every Kindle (though year-end accounting can help negate those kind of losses). At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. People load their Kindles with content purchased from Amazon, and the $79 price tag leaves customers with plenty of cash to pad Amazon’s bottom line with eBook purchases and digital subscriptions.McDonald’s doesn’t give away free coffee because it’s a charity. It’s all about getting customers in the door so that they can spend money on extras. The $79 Kindle might be a loss leader, but it’s clearly one that works for Amazon.More at Mainstreetlast_img read more

The One Piece kabuki play is a perfect mashup

first_imgWhy, yes! One Piece fans would like a theatrical stage show featuring our favorite high seas adventures done in Kabuki style.In a mash-up that perhaps fans had never dreamed of, the One Piece kabuki play is getting its own theatrical release for fans who missed the live stage shows in Japan earlier this year. This will hit Japanese theaters on October 22, but man, we hope the gods that be over at Viz Media give this an English-language release eventually! Check out the madness in the official trailer just released this week below:Luckily for hardcore OP fans, it looks like this isn’t just another origin story reboot. The play takes chapters 51 through 60 of the manga, known as the “Paramount War Saga,” and adapts it for the stage. Our protagonist Luffy and his friends search for Luffy’s brother Ace aboard their fantastical pirate ship, with the added drama of a war brewing between the World Government and the Whitebeard Pirates.We’re just really glad that Luffy is still rocking the denim shorts despite being all kabuki-ed out.This play isn’t just a traditional kabuki adaptation, but instead, blends high-action theater effects with the more traditional nuances. We see the traditional kabuki makeup, posing, and manner of speaking in the trailer mixed with modern dramatic touches like snow and fog machines, aerial wire stunts, and colorful wigs galore for some of the cast.Boats! Fog! Drama! We have it all!We can also see our favorite OP stars dressed in their elaborate kabuki transformations. The makeup and costumes are as impressive as they are vibrant.Makeup and hair, hella on point.We… feel like Sanji didn’t get the memo that this was a kabuki play, though. Sanji’s just gonna be Sanji, I guess.We sure hope we see some cosplay of these awesome new costumes soon! Would you watch the One Piece Kabuki play? We sure as hell would.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho on Anthony Martials revival

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he never questioned the qualities of Anthony Martial’s following the French forward’s resurgent form.Martial’s purple patch in front of goal means he is one of United’s key players this season despite playing a cameo role earlier this season.The former Monaco man has rewarded his manager’s faith, scoring five goals in his last six games in all competitions and is currently enjoying his best run.“I never gave up,“ Mourinho told the Evening Standard. “I never gave up my feelings that this was the right way for him, even if he had to go through difficult moments.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.“I knew that for him to become a really top player, he needed to overcome some barriers that I put on the road for him. It is up to his talent because he has phenomenal talent.“It was just a question of him understanding what a top player is because there is a big difference between a top talent and a top player.”Martial has been rewarded with his first call-up to the France squad since the friendly with Spain in March, having missed out on Didier Deschamps’ final 23-man squad in Russia.last_img read more

Events organisation offers Brexit rage room as team building activity

first_imgSomething for the weekend: London-based team building organisation Team Tactics has introduced an exclusive new activity to its events roster: a Brexit rage room, where groups of up to 10 employees can smash pinatas shaped like politicians Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson.Available from Monday 25 March 2019 for one week only, the Brexit rage room has been designed for teams of frustrated employees who are stressed about the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), or are perplexed by the way the situation is being handled by the government.The event allows teams of employees to destroy Brexit-related objects, such as the Brexit bus, to-scale models of Parliament and pinatas of political figures, with an array of available objects, including baseball bats, spray paint and crowbars.The one-hour experience, offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, will take place in a London warehouse and costs £15 per person. Those entering the rage room will be required to wear protective gear.Prior to the event, attendees will attend a health and safety briefing and participate in a debating session, where they will be encouraged to share their views on Brexit, the EU and politicians; this is designed to bring the group’s frustrations and anger to the surface, ready for the rage room itself.After teams have enjoyed an hour in the rage room, they will join a 30-minute meditation session, to help them relax and unwind.Tina Benson, managing director at Team Tactics, said: “Since it was announced that the UK is leaving the EU in 2016 and Article 50 was triggered, Brexit has probably been the biggest talking point across Europe. With Brexit day just around the corner, people are more stressed than ever about what it will bring.“That’s why we decided that we needed to help at least a few teams relieve the stress of an uncertain future [while] having some fun, and what better way to do it than have them smashing up pinatas of politicians?”Here at Employee Benefits, we can see how venting pent-up frustrations alongside colleagues could be beneficial for employees’ overall wellbeing, as well as helping staff meet like-minded people within their organisation. No matter the occasion, we love a pinata…last_img read more

Fall whaling in Utqiaġvik joy excitement and this year mourning too

first_imgFriends and relatives including Rosanna Lemen, the captain’s mother-in-law, help to bag up portions of the whale to give to the community. October 25, 2018. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)Fall whaling concluded in Utqiaġvik in late October, and was characterized this year by events that brought additional excitement, but also sorrow to a usually celebratory time for the community.Listen nowIn the early evening, a few days after the last whale has been brought onshore in Utqiaġvik, Ross and Justina Wilhelm’s house is crowded with about 20 friends and relatives. They’re setting out doughnuts and pineapple cake, arranging plates of whale meat and unaalik — which is boiled whale blubber and skin — and bagging up servings of whale for people to take home.Ross Wilhelm is a whaling captain and his crew, with help from others, brought in the final whale of the season. His wife Justina is responsible for organizing tonight’s “crew’s serving,” an event where anyone in the community can come get a portion of the whale.The group circles up to pray before the serving starts. As the captain’s wife, Justina Wilhelm, second from right, is responsible for organizing the event. October 25, 2018. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)When everything is ready, the group joins hands. Ross’ mother Lagoo Kunaknana says a prayer in Iñupiaq, expressing gratitude for the whale they’re about to serve.The prayer is broadcast over VHF radio, along with the family’s house number and an announcement that they’re ready to serve. Soon there’s a steady stream of people revolving through the house, yelling congratulations and trading hugs in the Wilhelm’s living room.Ross Wilhelm spends the evening shaking hands and greeting visitors.“It’s just what puts us together is the whale, the bowhead whale. Just gets us all together,” Wilhelm said, before breaking off to say hello to an approaching friend.Wilhelm says that the usual energy around fall whaling was boosted this year, coming off a big success at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission in September. At that meeting, the IWC made some key changes to the bowhead whale quota that Alaska subsistence hunters had been pushing for.But on the other end of the emotional spectrum, the community just experienced a profound loss. About a month ago, Captain Roxy Oyagak Jr. and crew member Ron Kanayurak were killed in a whaling accident off the coast of Utqiaġvik when their boat capsized while towing a whale to shore.Ross Wilhelm says that the crew’s serving is a time of joy, and that seems to be the main emotion in the room during the event. But in conversations around town it’s clear there’s still a lot of pain related to the accident. It’s also an important reminder of something that whalers already know well: that whaling can be dangerous.Wilhelm says that he was shaken by what happened.“I’d make myself look bad if I said it doesn’t scare me,” Wilhelm said. “I’d be stupid if I didn’t say that of course it does.”The group circles up to pray before the serving starts. As the captain’s wife, Justina Wilhelm, second from right, is responsible for organizing the event. October 25, 2018. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)Despite what happened this season, and a close call he himself had in the past, Wilhelm isn’t deterred from the hunt. He says sometimes things happen that are outside your control, but the only thing you can do is renew your vigilance when it comes to basic safety.He’s not the only one thinking along those lines.The Barrow Whaling Captains Association is reviewing what happened, and will be discussing what safety lessons may be drawn from the accident at upcoming meetings. That’s according to Crawford Patkotak, a whaling captain and board member. He says that many in the community are still mourning the loss of the two men, but the overarching dedication to continuing the tradition of whaling remains strong.“For the most part our people are able to rebound and continue our life, our culture,” Patkotak said. “And knowing that Roxy and Ron would have it no other way, they would want us to continue our culture.”Fall whaling concluded in Utqiaġvik with hunters bringing in a total of 19 whales, the full number of whales permitted by their quota.last_img read more

Juba league men gangrape SSC examinee

first_img.A teen-aged girl, who is a candidate in coming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations, has fallen victim of a gang-rape by some ruling party men in Jamalpur Sadar, her family has alleged.Md Sabbir Hossain Akand alias Setu, president of ward unit of Jamalpur Juba League, and six of his accomplices have been made accused in the gangrape case filed with the local police station. Juba League is the youth front of the ruling Awami League.The incident took place around 11:00pm on Friday, when the female student along with family members went to waz mahfil (religious gathering of sermons). As she came out of the pavilion to buy some Bhapa Pitha or steamed cake, Sabbir Hossain and others picked her up to a nearby water pump of a rice field and raped her one after another, said the victim.She recalled, “They picked me up wrapping my mouth before I could sense anything. Juba League leader Setu repeatedly slapped me and beat me up with his belt.”“Setu raped me first and then did Mohammad Rifat. Others were filming the scene,” the victim said making it clear that she had recognised them.Her mother filed a case accusing seven people, including Sabbir with sadar police station on Saturday.The other accused are Mohammad Rifat, Md Babu Mia, Md Minhaz, Md Shakil and two unidentified persons.When the rapists dumped the victim, she returned home with the help of a local man. She was taken to local hospital on Saturday night once she fell sick.“We’re trying to give our daughter education despite financial hardship. She is expected to appear in SSC exams, in a few days. But the beasts picked her up from the waz mahfil and did this to her,” the devastated mother of the victim lamented.She pointed out that those who did this are the sons of powerful families. “They threatened my daughter to kill her if she discloses this. They also threatened her to publish video and pictures,” the mother said.“Is there any justice for the poor? How will my daughter sit for the exams now?” she cried out.When contacted, Saiful Islam, Juba League’s general secretary of Sadar upazila, said, “Juba League will not take responsibility of this kind of acts. He has already been suspended from the party and the committee been dissolved as well.”The victim is undergoing treatment. A medical team of three members has been formed over the incident and the evidences were sent for examinations, said Md Shafikuzzaman, a residential doctor at Jamalpur General Hospital.Sadar police station officer-in-charge (OC) Nasimul Islam said the police conducted several raids in the area to detain the accused after a rape case was filed.“They all have already been on the run. But, the accused will be caught soon,” the OC added.last_img read more

Female cricketer held with 14000 yaba pills

first_imgNazrin Khan MuktaPolice arrested a female cricketer along with 14,000 yaba pills from a bus at Natun Bridge area in Chattogram city on Sunday morning, reports UNB.The arrestee is Nazrin Khan Mukta, 23, a regular player of Dhaka Primer League Ansar Team and daughter of Abul Khair of Trishal Mathbari in Mymensingh district.Pranab Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Baklia police station, said when Mukta was going to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka by a bus police stopped it and recovered the yaba pills from her possession.Mukta confessed that she used to collect yaba from Chittagong and supply those to Ripon in Dhaka.Legal steps would be taken in this connection, the OC added.last_img

MD Anderson President DePinho Announces Resignation

first_img 00:00 /01:07 MD Anderson Cancer CenterRonald DePinhoMD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald DePinho announced Wednesday he’s resigning his position.In a video message posted on the MD Anderson website, DePinho said it is time for a change in leadership – a little more than five years after he was appointed.The resignation comes after the cancer center recorded losses of $266 million in fiscal year 2016 and nearly $170 million in the first four months of fiscal 2017.In January, MD Anderson announced it was laying off about 5 percent of its workforce.In his statement, DePinho said he “could have done a better job administratively, a better job listening, a better job communicating” and asked for forgiveness for his “shortcomings.”Under DePinho’s tenure, the MD Anderson launched its Moon Shots Program, an ambitious action plan to fight cancer.University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven has asked DePinho to stay on through the end of the state’s legislative session.There’s no word yet on who will be replacing him. Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

I paint to express my feelings

first_imgWhere did the ambition to become an artist come from? Were you always interested in art?I always had interest in sketching and loved playing with colours. So one can say that I was always interested in the arts.What are the themes you prefer to work with?I paint to express my internal feelings. Being a woman I love to work on women-centric or sentimental themes like love etc. What is your medium of choice in art?I have tried water colour and oil colours in the past but I am very comfortable with the acrylic medium. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tell us a bit about your childhood and initial years. What role did art play in those years?I had a normal childhood. I used to sketch. Art was my favorite pastime. However after my marriage it got stopped for a while as there was hardly any time to do these. Now that the kids are grown up I have again find time to follow my passion in art.What plans for 2013?After this solo show I have few group exhibitions lined up in the latter part of this year. There is a lot to look forward to. How does Delhi feature in your works?Delhi per se does not feature in my work as my paintings are based on themes of love and women specifically. However, it is only after coming in Delhi in 2010 that I decided to become a full time professional painter and there was no looking back.last_img read more

Mike Pence says hes proud that his hometown is hosting its first

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Mike Pence is the former governor of Indiana (Image: ABC News) Donald Trump’s vice president was governor of Indiana since 2013.Alyssa Farah, a representative for Pence, said the Vice President supported ‘political process’.‘Vice President Pence commends Erin Bailey for her activism and engagement in the civic process.’‘As a proud Hoosier and Columbus native, [Pence] is heartened to see young people from his hometown getting involved in the political process.’Pence has hardly kept his anti-gay views a secret in the past.He caused further scrutiny this month when he banned media from his meeting with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the country’s first openly gay leader, to mark St Patrick’s Day.Vardakar recently stated that he thought the US ‘was no longer the leader in LGBTI rights’.The Taioseach revealed that he would be bringing up the issue of LGBT rights to the US number two when they held the US’ annual St Patrick’s Day meeting in Washington DCThey pair met along with Donald Trump and other officials at Pence’s Naval Observatory residence.But following reports of Varadkar’s agenda, Pence ‘banned all media’ from being present at the meeting.As the politicians exchanged greetings, Mr Pence ignored questions from reporters as to why the engagement was private, reports The Press Association.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Indiana, of which Pence was Governor before Trump’s administration, is only now holding its first LGBTI focused event.As USA Today reports, Erin Bailey from Columbus began planning the city’s inaugural LGBTI parade as a school project.Indiana’s first pride ‘will promote inclusiveness’Pence signed anti-LGBTI Religious Freedom Restoration Act into lawBailey hopes the event will ‘promote a message of inclusiveness’ from her city.Speaking of Pence’s anti-gay history Bailey said:‘Most people would think that all of us here are also anti-LGBTI.‘There’s plenty of us who support the LGBTI community and are members of the community.’Mike Pence ‘delighted’ to see ‘political process’ motivate youthcenter_img GAYSTARNEWS- Vice President Mike Pence has said through a spokesperson that he is ‘delighted’ at the prospect of his home city’s first ever pride parade. Mike Pence to ‘troll’ Atlanta’s LGBTIs, schedules visit just ahead of PrideMike Pence insists his anti-gay record is ‘fake news’ in response to Olympic figure skaterHere are some of the best Pride photos from Mike Pence’s hometownRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mike-pence-proud-hometown-pride/last_img read more

3 Indonesian airports closed due to eruptions at 2 volcanoes

first_img Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java, is Indonesia’s second-largest city after the capital Jakarta.The ministry said Sultan Babullah airport in Ternate, North Maluku’s province capital, was closed after Gamalama sent volcanic ash as high as 1,500 meters (4,920 feet) into the sky.The shutdown came at the peak of the annual exodus of millions of people to their hometowns in the world’s most populous Muslim nation coinciding with the celebration of the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.An earlier eruption of Raung last week sparked chaos as Ngurah Rai airport in the tourist hotspot of Bali and four other airports in the region were shutdown, stranding thousands of holiday-goers.Two domestic airports in East Java towns of Banyuwangi and Jember have been closed since then.Volcanic ash is hazardous to jet engines and able to harm other parts of the aircraft.A 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano produced an ash cloud that caused a week of international aviation chaos, with more than 100,000 flights canceled.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eruptions at two volcanoes Thursday caused closures at three Indonesian airports, including one serving the country’s second-largest city.Mount Raung on the main island of Java blasted ash and debris up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air after rumbling for several weeks, and Gamalama mountain in eastern Indonesia erupted Thursday morning after months of quiet.Transport Ministry spokesman Julius Adravida Barata said volcanic ash spewing from Raung blew close to the cities of Surabaya and Malang, forcing Juanda International and Abdurrahman Saleh airports to close. How men can have a healthy 2019 Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more