first_imgMarriage is considered to be one of the most important milestones in a person’s life. It is said that “Marriages are made in heaven,” A marriage is, without a doubt, a very unique bond that shares for a lifetime not only the bride and groom, but also their families. For parents, marrying their son or daughter at the marriageable age is one of the most important priorities in their lives. Marriage delay causes social pressure, depression, tension, family conflicts and other immense negative effects; however, there are times when there is a delay in marriage even though everything seems to be fine. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainVastu Shastra, every emotion that appears inside you is generated by the energy emitted through the 16 zones or directions of your home. These zones, in turn, are governed by the five elements (Panchtattva) – Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Sky. It is believed that these elements are responsible to create a harmonious environment, in turn influencing everything around us. When these elements are out of proportion, they lead to negative forces overriding the positive ones; creating a field that makes your thoughts and actions negative and result’s in delay marriages, South-West is zone of relationship, family, marriage and stability in life, if South-West Zone is disturbed by a toilet, anti-activity, or an anti-element, then it will not only delay marriage, but can even spoil marital relationship. First strengthen the South-West zone; if this corner is missing, then the marriage proposals will not be successfully finalized. A kitchen in this area will also destroy marriage possibilities and disturb the relationships established. The South-East is the Fire zone, The South-East zone should be treated, as it has the sacred Fire that binds two people in marriage and blue colour from this zone must be removed as it will delay in marriage and disturb relationships. if this corner is cut or missing, or if there is an anti-fire activity in it. In such cases, if an engagement has taken place, it will not convert into marriage. The symptoms are like this: it will start well as the South-West (SW) is fine, but the South-East (SE) zone energy is poor, so it will not continue or end properly. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWithout support of partner, no relationship can exist, and it will come from a well-activated and healthy North-West area. This is the third significant vastu zone for the marriage area. You must also clear North-East vastu zone, I am saying this because it will remove adamant thoughts of getting married to a very specific personality and family, if the North-East is clear, clarity will be maintained about what an individual wants. It’s about wisdom; if you’re wise, you’ll choose what’s right or wrong for yourself. Usually, 80% of the issue could be fixed only by treating the South West (SW) zone. Of the remaining 20%, treatment of the South-East zone will solve 10% of the issue. Then treat the North-West and the West to fix another 5%, and the issue stays only 5%. Treat the NE and the North-West and solve the issue. So, in this order, the following zones must be clear and balanced: the South-West, the South-East, the North-West, the West (gains) and North-East (knowledge).Now, let’s come to implementation of easy remedies to perform for “Desired Life Partner”, placing a Pair of Love Birds in South-West zone usually brings the right person into your life. A picture of a loving couple e.g. Heer and Ranjha, can also be placed along with the Love Birds.A girl bedroom direction zone plays a crucial role in marriage timing. According to the Vastu principles, every house is a built-up space and is influenced by the Earth’s energy fields or magnetic fields along with the Panchtattva (the five fundamental elements of nature). Therefore, as per vastu, in the West zone of Gains, girl in the correct marriageable age should sleep. She becomes more confident when a sleeps in the South-South-East area and having a bedroom in the South-West area makes her a desirable partner for her future husband. She should never have her bedroom in South-South-West zone of disposal. In addition, if the girl sleeps in attraction’s zone of North-North-West , it will help her get new marriage proposals.Similarly, North Zone is zone of opportunities, male bachelors should preferably sleep. Always prevent a water tank in your house’s South-West Relationships zone as this could lead to delay in marriage.Mr. Sagar Chug- Celebrity Astrologer & Vastu Expert from the Capital. Views are strictly personal.last_img read more

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first_img‘Illuminating Indian Classical Dances Through Yoga’ (co-authored with Anita Dua, and Padma Shree Shovana Narayan and published by Shubhi publication) was unveiled by Shyam Jaju, National Vice President, BJP. It was followed by a panel discussion, which was moderated by Vinita Dawra Nangia, and included eminent personalities like Pawan Varma, Anita Dua, and Padma Shree Shovana Narayan. Afterwards, a beautiful Yog Nritya performance by Shvani Varma Satish and Ratan was also presented.pics/naveensharmalast_img

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first_imgShimla: An earthquake of 4.3 magnitude shook Himachal Pradesh’s tribal Lahaul and Spiti district on Monday, the meteorological department said. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property, it said. The quake’s epicentre was at a depth of 20 km north-east in Lahaul and Spiti district, the department said, adding that tremors were also felt in and around the district at 9.03 am on Monday. This is the third earthquake in Himachal Pradesh in a week. Earthquakes of magnitude 4 and 3.3 shook Chamba and Kinnaur districts on July 25 and July 23 respectively.last_img

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first_imgHighlights from the news file for Friday, Oct. 6———BOMBARDIER HIT WITH HEFTY ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES: Bombardier has been slapped with more American duties on exports of its CSeries commercial jet. The American Commerce Department added nearly 80 per cent in preliminary anti-dumping duties. The Montreal-based aircraft manufacturer faces a total tariff of almost 300 per cent when combined with last week’s almost 220 per cent countervailing duties. The duties involve an ongoing dispute with Boeing, which has accused Bombardier of getting unfair subsidies.———COURT GREEN LIGHTS DESTRUCTION OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL RECORDS: The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that records detailing the abuse of former residential school students can eventually be destroyed. It upholds a lower court ruling that said the sensitive material collected for the independent assessments should be destroyed after 15 years. Students provided accounts of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as part of an independent assessment process to provide compensation.———FEDS ANNOUNCE SCOOP COMPENSATION: An Ontario First Nations leader expressed hope Friday that a compensation package for ’60s Scoop survivors will put a stop to Indigenous children being stolen from their culture and identity. Beaverhouse chief Marcia Brown Martel made the comments as the federal government announced $750 million in compensation. Starting in the 1960s, Indigenous children were taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families because officials thought they would get better care.———ECONOMY CONTINUES TO CREATE JOBS: Canada’s jobless rate remained at a nine year low of 6.2 per cent last month after Canada say a net increase of 10,000 new jobs. The rise in full-time work more than offset a drop of part-time jobs, but last month’s net job gain was driven by growth in public-sector employment. CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld called the numbers “ho-hum” last month and in line with other signals of a moderation in economic growth.———HOLOCAUST PLAQUE TO BE REDONE: The federal government is redoing a dedication plaque at the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa after criticism that it fails to mention Jewish victims of the Nazis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dedicated the monument last week but the wording was noticed immediately. Martin Sampson of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs says the government has acknowledged the error and the plaque will be replaced.———SWEDISH MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING GIRLS IN CANADA: A man in Sweden is charged with raping girls in Canada and two other countries entirely through online contact. Swedish prosecutors call it a potentially precedent-setting case. Bjorn Samstrom is currently on trial facing dozens of charges. Prosecutors allege that Samstrom coerced girls to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by threatening them or their families. They say prosecutors reached out to Canadian authorities and the case was brought to the attention of the RCMP, who worked with local police to identify the girls.———MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO THROWING AN OBJECT AT QUEBEC PREMIER: A man who threw something at Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has pleaded guilty to assault. The incident involving Esteban Torres occurred in 2016 at a vigil for victims of the Orlando massacre. The object in question was never recovered but Torres said at the time it was a ball of paper.———ASSISTED DEATHS ACCOUNT FOR ONE PER CENT OF CANADIAN DEATHS: The federal government says there were nearly 1,200 medically assisted deaths in the first six months of this year. The government says that works out to about 0.9 per cent of all deaths nationally. In the last six months of 2016, the first time medically assisted suicide was legal, there were 803 assisted deaths, or 0.6 per cent of all deaths.———HUMAN WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS ON THE RISE IN BC: The British Columbia conservation service says there have been more than 20,000 encounters between people and wildlife in the province this year. Officials say more than 14,000 of the complaints were about black bears, 1,500 involved cougars and 430 were about grizzly bears. Nearly 500 bears have been destroyed after run-ins with humans, 469 of them black bears and 27 grizzlies.———POLL SAYS ONLY ONE QUARTER OF RESPONDENTS SAY U.S. HEADING IN RIGHT DIRECTION: Just 24 per cent of Americans now believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump. Recent months have included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump’s equivocating about white supremacists. It’s a 10-point drop since June, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Nearly 70 per cent of Americans say Trump isn’t level-headed, and majorities say he’s not honest or a strong leader.———last_img read more

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first_imgThe Point Foundation (Point) has announced that Vanessa Hudgens, Joey McIntyre and Sam Harris will perform at the Voices On Point fundraising dinner and concert honoring Diane Warren this month.The September 13 “Voices On Point” concert and dinner is a benefit for Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. The evening features performances and appearances by celebrities, as well as some of Point’s 80 current scholars and 184 alumni, who will share with the audience their compelling stories of perseverance and success.Also appearing at the event will be David Foster, Jason Collins, Judith Light and George Takei.Point Foundation will honor songwriter Diane Warren with its Leadership Award, given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Warren has repeatedly spoken out against bigotry of all kinds, including discrimination directed at the LGBTQ community.The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA.To find out more, click here.last_img read more

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By Aleksandra SaganIt’s a great time for Canadian startups to attract top talent from south of the border as the U.S. government is creating an unwelcoming environment, the chief executive of Shopify says.“The Americans are doing a really great job of uninviting a lot of kinds of people who otherwise would go there,” said Tobias Lutke, who founded the e-commerce platform firm in 2004.Since U.S. President Donald Trump assumed office in January, he’s signed a number of controversial executive orders, including a ban on travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries, and other measures, such as withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement.Lutke said Shopify has been receiving many more applications from job seekers in the U.S. than before the 2016 presidential election.“I think it’s as good right now as it ever has been,” he said of Shopify and other tech companies’ ability to bring talent up north.Previously, Shopify had to court talent for years to develop a relationship and convince potential employees to move to Canada, he said, but now it’s receiving unsolicited applications from all over the U.S.Lutke, who has criticized Canadian government policy in the past for seemingly hampering firms’ ability to attract international workers, said Ottawa is creating good awareness around Canada’s value of multiculturalism.Shopify provides services to more than 377,500 merchants from about 175 countries as the end of 2016, according to its most recent annual report. read more

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CIBC faces tough shareholder questions about executive compensation CIBC has become the second large Canadian bank in a month to face shareholder frustration over the level of compensation paid to senior executives.Shareholder rights group Medac and a vocal critic of Canadian banks both unsuccessfully urged shareholders at the annual meeting Thursday to approve motions to change the way compensation is doled out.Louis Gagnon of the Quebec-based Mouvement d’education et de defense des actionnaires proposed three motions about stock options and performance-based compensation.He said stock options are awarded even though a study of Canada’s five big banks found that their stock price was mainly the result of low interest rates and a favourable economic environment.“So it is therefore far from appropriate to link the exercise of stock options to stock price fluctuations,” he said in the meeting webcast from Halifax.He suggested the options only be exercisable after a waiting period if “measurable and quantifiable objectives” such as growth in income per share and return on shareholders’ equity are achieved.Variable compensation accounts for the largest part of a senior executives’ total remuneration. To ensure that compensation is justified, Gagnon wanted the bank to compare itself with peers on both compensation of the top five executives along with financial performance.Earlier this month, shareholders from Medac spent much of National Bank of Canada’s three-hour meeting in Montreal criticizing executive compensation, including $8.4 million in salary and bonuses paid to CEO Louis Vachon last year.Lowell Weir, who was removed by security guards from the National Bank (TSX:NA) meeting last year, also proposed eight motions at Thursday’s CIBC meeting.Ultimately, shareholders massively rejected all of these shareholder proposals with a majority of about 98 per cent.Weir complained that few, if any, shareholder proposals ever pass.“The reality is that every proposal is automatically rejected and it’s not right,” he said.The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce didn’t specifically respond to the proposals beyond what was written in its proxy circular.The document confirmed that CIBC president and chief executive Gerry McCaughey earned $10 million in 2011, up from $9.3 million in 2010.In the United States, Citigroup last week became the first Wall Street bank to get a thumbs-down from shareholders over outsized executive pay.At its annual meeting, 55 per cent of the bank’s shareholders voted against the pay packages that have been granted to Citigroup’s top executives, including CEO Vikram Pandit’s $15 million for last year and $10 million retention pay.Although speakers at CIBC’s meeting were critical of the bank’s compensation policies, the tone of the meeting was less combative than Citigroup or the three-hour National Bank session.Still, Weir also complained that Nova Scotia doesn’t realize sufficient jobs provided from the bank’s operations in the province.“We buy bank products here, we invest with the CIBC but we don’t see anything coming the other way.”But McCaughey said the CIBC operates 28 branches, employs 375 people and contributes several millions of dollars to the community.“We intend to continue to be a supporter of the community and to invest in our branches as well as our other facilities that we have here.”Meanwhile, CIBC chairman Charles Sirois confirmed that he has no plans to run as a candidate for the new Coalition for the Future of Quebec in the next provincial election.“The opinions that I may express on political issues in Quebec are strictly personal opinions, they have nothing to do with the bank,” he said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 26, 2012 4:40 pm MDT read more

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“We urge that middle income countries not be pushed to the margins of the development agenda, nor be put on the fringe of the development assistance provided by the international community,” she told world leaders on the third day of the Assembly’s annual General Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York.“We dare not forget that a significant proportion of the world’s poorest citizens live in Middle Income Countries,” she added. “This is a diverse group which includes large developing economies and Small Island Developing States, such as those in the Caribbean.”Prime Minister Simpson-Miller noted that several of the countries are highly indebted and extremely vulnerable to external shocks and natural disasters, face significant obstacles in efforts to spur economic recovery and growth, and are hampered by the volatility of energy and food prices, decreases in export commodity prices, and weak capital inflows.“Increasing food prices cause untold hardships for many of our people, particularly the most vulnerable in our societies,” she said. “Small countries need greater support to build resilience to economic and environmental shocks. I come to you today from such a nation.“Jamaica is a nation – small in size but enormous in spirit. A nation with a people whose speed defies the laws of physics, whose musical messages have inspired positive and revolutionary global change and whose minds have provided the world with myriad solutions in areas including science, law and medicine. Yet, many nations like Jamaica have such great possibility and potential that are not reflected in, or reflective of, its present economic indicators.”The Jamaican leader called for reforms in global economic governance, including the international financial institutions, to take into account the need for special and differential treatment for small and vulnerable economies.She said women and children are a particularly vulnerable group, with children, especially girls, used as pawns for economic gain, including through human trafficking and other exploitative actions.“Many vulnerable young women are deceived and lured away by attractive offers to get them and their families out of poverty. They then find themselves in a strange land, with no support, no identity and no hope of returning home; sold into modern day slavery, their very bodies used as a currency of exchange,” she stated, calling on the international community to take bold actions to address the scourge.She welcomed the considerable investment that the UN and the international community have made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, allowing developing countries, including Jamaica, to make a difference in the lives of those affected, but inadequate human and financial resources still beset efforts to scale-up testing and treatment, and implement programmes to increase awareness and reduce the risk of new infections.President Donald Ramotar of Guyana.In his statement to the Assembly’s General Debate, President Donald Ramotar of Guyana warned of the serious impact the global economic crisis has had on developing countries. “Much of the gains that were made in the pre-2008 period have been erased by the continuing difficulties in the world economy,” he said. “The small vulnerable economies of the Caribbean face special challenges, compounded by generally high levels of indebtedness and failing export revenues.”He called for reform of the aid allocation criteria of international financial institutions to take account of the structural vulnerability and level of economic resilience of small states, measures to ease the debt burden, and renewed access to concessionary financing for highly indebted middle income countries.President Ramotar added that Guyana was ready to cooperate with the international community in the battle against drugs and people trafficking, and called for urgent action to confront climate change, while also urging immediate help for over one billion hungry people whose plight is worsening as food prices surge once again.Prime Minister Simpson-Miller and President Ramotar are among scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

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He’s helping to make cancer drugs more effective, and on Thursday, May 3, the federal government announced that Brock University chemist Tomas Hudlicky, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Organic Synthesis and Biocatalysis, has been renewed for a third term.For more than 25 years, Hudlicky has studied the use of biological methods to manufacture chemicals with the aim of making “new and active derivatives available for the manufacture of anti-cancer drugs,” he says.Through the Canada Research Chairs program, the Government of Canada invests around $265 million each year to fund post-secondary research by some of the top experts across engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.Hudlicky was first selected for a seven-year CRC term in 2003, and that was renewed again in 2010. His third term will take the Brock researcher into 2024.Through his research, the Professor of Chemistry has made a number of breakthroughs. Last year, a team of scientists tested out several variations of the compound pancratistatin (PST) that Hudlicky had created and patented.The results of the tests, conducted on 20 different types of cancer cells, showed that Hudlicky’s compound appears to be capable of killing cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. The PST substance is found in the spider lily and been shown to cause cancer cells to die, but its very low rate of natural production is a major challenge to research and clinical advancement.The construction of new drugs involves manufacturing what are known as unnatural derivatives of natural compounds such as PST or narciclasine, a congener of PST that is more available from natural sources.These derivatives are available through chemical synthesis from Hudlicky’s laboratory. He and other chemists artificially enhance a natural compound’s properties through synthesis of derivatives.Hudlicky says it’s still not clear how and why PST brings about cell death, but said some of the new synthetic derivatives made in his laboratory “are actually more potent and more bioavailable than the natural compounds.”Bioavailability measures how much of a substance such as a drug is absorbed into a living system and how quickly it is absorbed.Hudlicky is continuing research on discovering and manufacturing anti-cancer compounds that can be used in drugs to treat the disease. With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and a Canadian pharmaceutical company, he is developing derivatives of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids, some of which are isolated from daffodils and snowdrops.The professor has also formed a partnership with McMaster University Chemistry Professor James McNulty to develop more compounds that can be used in effective cancer treatment, efficient pro-drug design and other commercial uses.Brock University holds 10 Canada Research Chairs. In addition to Hudlicky, they include: Julia Baird, CRC in Human Dimensions of Water Resources and Water Resilience; Karen Campbell, CRC in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging; Stephen Cheung, CRC in Environmental Ergonomics; Vincenzo De Luca, Tier 1 CRC in Plant Biotechnology; Andrea Doucet, CRC in Gender, Work, Care and Community; Michael Holmes, CRC in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics; Ping Liang, CRC in Genomics and Bioinformatics; Jennifer Rowsell, CRC in Multiliteracies; and Wendy Ward, CRC in Bone and Muscle Development. read more

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Skin cancer rates have soared by 45 per cent over the course of a decade, with young people also developing the disease, new figures show.Cancer Research UK found rates of melanoma – the most deadly type of skin cancer – rose dramatically between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016, the most recent figures available.The charity said the rise of package holidays in the 1970s and more recent surges in cheap flights for weekends abroad have meant a sharp rise in risks.Rates of melanoma increased by 35 per cent for women and by 55 per cent for men.Overall, the jump was from 18 cases per 100,000 people to 26.Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,000 diagnoses is annually and 2,285 deaths. While the condition is most common in those aged over 65, rates for 25 to 49-year-olds have increased by 70 per cent since the 1990s, and it is the second most common type of cancer in this age group. The rise has been from nine cases per 100,000 people in 1993-1995 to 16 per 100,000 in 2014-2016.Experts said rising rates were also down to increasing awareness of the disease, which has led to more people seeking a diagnosis. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Getting sunburnt just once every two years triples the risk of melanoma.Credit:Press Association  Experts believe almost nine in 10 cases could be prevented if people protect their skin with a high factor sun cream.Getting sunburnt just once every two years triples the risk of melanoma. “Getting cancer diagnosed as soon as possible is vital to people’s chances of surviving, which is why the NHS Long Term Plan sets out ways to catch it earlier including through genomic testing and the rollout of rapid diagnostic services.” beach  Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “While some might think that a tan is a sign of good health, there is no such thing as a healthy tan, it’s actually your body trying to protect itself from harmful rays.”These statistics highlight the importance of our Own Your Tone campaign, which encourages people to embrace their natural skin tone and adopt sun-safe behaviours.”Karis Betts, health information manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “Sun safety is not just for when you’re going abroad, the sun can be strong enough to burn in the UK from the start of April to the end of September.”It’s important that people are protecting themselves properly both at home and further afield when the sun is strong.”We want to encourage people to embrace their natural look and protect their skin from UV damage by seeking shade, covering up and regularly applying sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and four or five stars.”Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director said:  “Although cancer survival is at a record high, more people are getting diagnosed with melanoma and nearly half a million people were urgently referred for skin cancer checks in the last year, so it’s vital that people take every precaution possible to protect their skin, particularly in the summer months, by wearing sunscreen and spending time in the shade.” read more

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…says monies Guyana will receive nowhere close to “chicken feed”Amid criticisms that Guyana struck a bad deal with United States oil giant ExxonMobil, and based on popular public opinion that the country will not receive a fair share from the oil resources, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin has defended the Government stating that the monies the country will receive from this industry is nowhere close to “chicken feed.”In fact, the minister claimed that Guyana stands to benefit tremendously from the oil sector, although certain mechanisms are yet to be put in place. He opined that given the advanced preparations being made by the Administration, there is no doubt the country will get the best out of this new budding sector.Gaskin was quick to debunk criticisms that the two percent royalty that Guyana will receive from ExxonMobil was too low, but within the same breath he acknowledged that the contract is not the best. Nevertheless, he believes that Guyana is now in a better position to auction off the remaining oil blocks and get the best possible deal from it.Gaskin was addressing an oil and gas seminar organised by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) earlier today (Tuesday).The workshop which is being hosted at Duke Lodge Hotel in Georgetown, is being held under the theme: “Oil and Gas in Guyana: Perspectives for the Local Private Sector. (Samuel Sukhnandan)  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinister Gaskin defends oil contract signed with ExxonMobilMarch 6, 2018In “Business”Up for review in 4 years, Trotman says Govt may want to re-examine Exxon’s contractMarch 31, 2018In “Business”ExxonMobil contract: Nagamootoo cites Venezuela border controversy as reason for non disclosureJune 8, 2017In “latest news” read more

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Hungarian champions MVM MKB Veszprem have showed once again why they have status one of the best European teams. The fifth “victim” of the fantastic squad of Antonio Carlos Ortega in SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League were RK Nexe Našice 36:18 (17:9) in almost fully crowded “Veszprem Arena”.From the very beginning, combine home squad, in which main role haven’t the biggest stars Momir Ilic and Laszlo Nagy, showed the quality more in comparation with the rival. Croatian vice-champions fought well until the 25th minute, when Gadza scored for 12:9, but that was the beginning of the end of away team resistance tonight.The second half began with the 7:0 series of the home team, after which the story about the match winner was ended (24:9, 41.).The top scorer in the winning roster were Zeitz with seven and Nilsson with five goals. Mikler had 12 saves, while Mirko Alilovic on his come-back after three months break, had four saves. Gadza scored five goals for Nexe… ← Previous Story NYOKAS BROTHERS SHOW: FA Goppingen and HBW Balingen new force Next Story → Goran Stojanovic next three years in El Jaish Sports Club! read more

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first_imgIT’S 115 YEARS old, comes with its own islands, and at €145 million, it’s currently the most expensive house in America.This property behemoth in the US state of Connecticut went on the market earlier this month with an asking price of $190 million. As a point of comparison, that’s the equivalent of two and a half times the price of the most expensive house ever sold in Ireland, which went for €58 million Shrewsbury Road in Dublin when it sold in 2005.What do you get for your dime, besides the confirmation of your obscene wealth? The 50 acre waterfront property comes with 12 bedrooms, an 1,800 foot driveway, grass tennis courts, a private orchard, a heated swimming pool and private beaches. It currently belongs to American businessman John Rudey who works in the timber industry and bought the house in the 1980s. It was originally built for Andrew Carnegie’s business partner.Let’s take a look around.last_img read more

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first_imgLes chimpanzés sont conformistes… quand c’est leur intérêtDes chercheurs allemands ont observé, chez des chimpanzés captifs en Allemagne aussi bien que chez des chimpanzés semi-sauvages en Zambie, que ces primates ne renoncent à leurs habitudes individuelles pour adopter celles de la majorité que s’ils y trouvent un intérêt tangible.S’ils sont sensibles aux influences sociales, les chimpanzés, en revanche, sont plutôt routiniers et peu enclins, pour résoudre un problème, à adopter la stratégie de leurs congénères, cette stratégie fût-elle majoritaire au sein de leur groupe. Quelles sont les limites de ce trait comportemental ? Pour le savoir, Edwin van Leeuwen et ses collègues de l’Institut Max Planck de psycholinguistique et d’anthropologie évolutionnaire (Allemagne) ont mené une série d’expériences.Les chercheurs ont étudié le comportement de 16 chimpanzés captifs du Centre de recherche sur les primates Wolfgang Kohler de Leipzig, en Allemagne, et de 12 chimpanzés semi-sauvages du sanctuaire du Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust, en Zambie. Dans chacun de ces 2 groupes, une majorité de singes avait appris à utiliser un certain type de distributeur de cacahuètes, et une minorité d’entre eux, un autre type de distributeur.Cacahuètes contre jetonDans une première phase, les 2 types d’appareil avaient le même rendement (1 cacahuète contre 1 jeton). Dans les 2 groupes étudiés, chaque primate a alors continué à utiliser le distributeur dont il avait l’habitude, sans s’occuper de ce que faisaient les autres. Le fait qu’une majorité d’individus utilisait un type d’appareil, notent en particulier les chercheurs, n’a pas incité les quelques individus utilisant l’autre type à opter pour le comportement majoritaire.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Dans une seconde expérience, le distributeur utilisé par le plus petit nombre de singes donnait 5 cacahuètes pour 1 jeton, soit 5 fois plus que l’appareil (maintenu au réglage précédent) utilisé par la majorité. Un fait qui, au fil du temps, n’a pas échappé aux individus appartenant à cette majorité ‘lésée’. Selon les résultats publiés dans le revue PLoS ONE, ils ont tous (en Allemagne comme en Zambie) progressivement changé leur routine et opté pour l’appareil moins familier mais plus généreux…Des récompenses convaincantes”Là où les chimpanzés ne changent pas facilement leur comportement sous l’influence de la majorité, ils en changent [toutefois] quand ils peuvent maximiser leurs gains. […] Ils préfèrent plutôt persévérer dans des stratégies efficaces et familières qu’adopter la stratégie (tout aussi efficace) de la majorité, mais […] trouvent une incitation suffisante à changer leur comportement quand ils peuvent obtenir des récompenses plus élevées ailleurs”, conclut Van Leeuwen.Le 21 décembre 2013 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Kiwanis Club passes out gifts visits with Santa in Homestead

first_imgHOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana spread a little Christmas cheer Saturday as they traveled through Homestead.Volunteers came together for a traveling holiday caravan, making several stops in Homestead. During each stop, children got the chance to meet Santa and receive a special gift.Participants said they loved spreading holiday joy.“This is something that will brighten their day,” said Jerry Fernandez, the president of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. “They don’t always get this opportunity to see Santa in person and get a great toy for Christmas, so we love to help out and facilitate that for them.”The Kiwanis International Organization has been around for more than 40 years serving the underprivileged children of South Florida.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgBen Fox Rubin/CNET Hey, Alexa, people seem to like you. But they like your rivals, too.Smart speaker ownership in the US jumped from 36 million units at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017 to 66 million units at the end of last December, says a Tuesday report from market data firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.Amazon Echo dominated the industry, holding 70 percent of the installed base. Google Home had 24 percent, followed by Apple HomePod at 6 percent. “Holiday shoppers helped the smart speaker market take off again,” CIRP partner Josh Lowitz said in a statement. “Amazon and Google both have broad model lineups, ranging from basic to high-end, with even more variants from Amazon. Apple of course has only its premium-priced HomePod, and likely won’t gain significant share until it offers an entry-level product closer to Echo Dot and Home Mini.”The research also found that the number of people with more than one smart speaker increased from 18 percent to 35 percent over the last year. “Amazon and Google have succeeded in selling multiple units to a single household,” CIRP partner Mike Levin said in a statement. “Their strategies appear to include persuading owners to use smart speakers in multiple rooms, which helps create more active usage of the voice platform.” Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Post a comment See All $79 $99 Mentioned Above Google Home News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $69 See It Crutchfield Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Walmart Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?center_img See it • Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Apple See It reading • Echo effect: US smart speaker ownership nearly doubles in a year, survey says Share your voice Smart Speakers & Displays Google Home Tags 0 Amazon Google Applelast_img read more

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first_imgThe man convicted of a 2012 double murder at the Kodiak Coast Guard Base will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. Sixty-three-year-old James Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four consecutive life sentences in federal court in Anchorage.Download AudioDuring sentencing, Wells maintained his innocence, saying “we all suffered for this tragedy.” His defense attorney, federal public defender Rich Curtner, said “the killer is still out there.”However, in handing down his sentence, Beistline said Wells was a cold-blooded killer who has shown no remorse. He said Wells was the only person who had motive and opportunity in the deaths of his coworkers, Richard Belisle and James Hopkins.The evidence was overwhelming, Beistline said, adding “the real killer is sitting at the table in front of us.”U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said after the sentencing that justice was served.“This was really one of the most planned, premeditated and cold blooded murders that we’ve ever seen,” she said.The federal prosecutors’ case was largely circumstantial, as the murder weapon, a 44-magnum handgun, was never found, and there were no witnesses. Nevertheless, the jury found him guilty of first degree murder on April 25th after deliberating less than a day. The trial lasted 19 days.The widows of both men Wells killed also spoke at the sentencing, and both told him to “rot in hell.”Nicola Belisle said that no sentence would ever be enough.Wells was not arrested until 10 months after the murders while the FBI tried to build the case against him. Belisle said she spent that time in fear of her life, worried Wells would also kill her or her children in an attempt to stop the investigation. She spoke of sitting in her home across the street from Wells’ house with a loaded firearm, waiting for him to come after her.“I’m still having to look at his house every single day. I want to burn it down. It needs to go away,” Belisle said. “That’s my ultimate goal so that I don’t have to look at it for the rest of my life, and my children, my potential grandchildren that they don’t ever have to sit in our family home and see that house.”Belisle may get that chance, as Judge Beistline said the victims’ families are due restitution.Wells can appeal the sentencing within 14 days.last_img read more

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Restore Taj Mahal or demolish it Indian SC

first_imgTaj Mahal Photo : WikipediaThe Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for not being able to protect the iconic Taj Mahal, issuing a warning it will “shut it down” and the authorities should “demolish or restore” the Mughal structure.The apex court was unhappy as the Uttar Pradesh government failed to come out with a vision document to protect the Taj Mahal.A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak was upset with the authorities for not taking any step to preserve the Taj Mahal and said its “sheer lethargy” on the part of the authorities.”There is absolutely no willingness to protect the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal has to be protected. Either we will shut it down or you demolish or restore it,” the bench observed.The court said the Taj Mahal is more beautiful than the Eiffel Tower and could have solved the country’s foreign exchange problem.”Eighty million go to watch Eiffel Tower which looks like a TV Tower. Our Taj is more beautiful. If you had looked after it your foreign exchange problem would have been solved.”Do you realise the loss caused to the country due to your apathy?,” observed the bench.The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier told the bench that it would place before the court a draft of vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.Saying it would hear the case next on 31 July on a day-to-day basis, the bench told the Centre to furnish full details of the steps taken and action it intends to take for protecting the Taj Mahal.The court also sought personal appearance of the chairman of Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) — a 10,400 sq km area spread over the districts of Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras and Etah in Uttar Pradesh and Bharatpur in Rajasthan — to explain violation of it’s orders prohibiting expansion of industrial units in the zone.The Uttar Pradesh government had said it was also trying to take care of the environment around the structure so that the historic monument could be there for another 400 years and not just for a generation.The court has been hearing a plea filed by environmentalist MC Mehta seeking protection of the Taj from the ill-effects of polluting gases and deforestation in and around the area.last_img read more

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Bangladeshis face exploitation abuse in Fiji

first_imgMap of FijiBangladesh expatriates in Suva, the capital of Fiji, have come forward with another case of exploitation and abuses at their work places, reports FBC News.The Fijian media outlet said four Bangladesh nationals working for a local company in Suva are ‘crying for justice and they’re calling for an end to their misery.’In an exclusive interview, Ronald Kumar – who is now taking care of the foreigners – told FBC News about ordeal of the Bangladeshis.“We are not dealing with static materials on the shelf they don’t have an expiry date, they have families, what if this happens to my brothers and sisters, so we need to take care of them,” Kumar was quoted to have said.“They are vulnerable and we can do anything, no, no way,” he was also quoted to have said.Kumar also told the FBC News that they complained to their employer and threatened to take the matter to the attorney general and the reply from their employer was unacceptable.The report however said the police have confirmed they’re investigating the allegations of assault made by these foreign nationals and the report will be sent to the DPP’s Office.last_img read more

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Amazon Taps Hannah Storm Andrea Kremer as First Female Team to Call

first_imgSports journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will make history when they become the first two women to call NFL games on Amazon’s Prime Video. The duo have inked a deal to provide commentary and analysis for 11 “Thursday Night Football” games live-streamed to Prime customers worldwide this season.Storm (pictured above right) and Kremer (left) will kick off their gigs with Amazon with the “TNF” matchup this Thursday, Sept. 27, when the L.A. Rams host the Minnesota Vikings.Amazon and the NFL earlier this year renewed their “Thursday Night Football” pact for two more years, streaming the 11 “TNF” games broadcast by Fox on TV for each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons, available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories. The games are available to customers of Amazon’s Prime and standalone Prime Video membership programs, and also will be free for anyone to stream on Amazon-owned Twitch. Popular on Variety Week 9: Thursday, Nov. 1Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ersWeek 10: Thursday, Nov. 8Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh SteelersWeek 11: Thursday, Nov. 15Green Bay Packers at Seattle SeahawksWeek 13: Thursday, Nov. 29New Orleans Saints at Dallas CowboysWeek 14: Thursday, Dec. 6Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee TitansWeek 15: Thursday, Dec. 13Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Prime Video customers can choose to tune in with one of four audio streams: Fox’s broadcast with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman; the Kremer-Storm commentary; one with Spanish-language announcers; and a U.K. English language broadcast team.Kremer commented that teaming up with Storm and Amazon “is truly special… With decades of experience as storytellers, we will be bringing a different voice and viewpoint to covering the game of football.”Storm returned the compliment, saying that “I can’t imagine embarking upon this new role with anyone better than Andrea. A lifelong friend with Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials, she is the perfect partner. Together we’re looking forward to offering a new option for Prime members on Thursday nights and I’m excited to get to work!”Kremer, a multiple Emmy Award winner, currently serves as chief correspondent for the NFL Network and is a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” She also is a co-host for CBS Sports Network’s “We Need to Talk.” Earlier in her career, Kremer was the sideline and feature reporter for “Sunday Night Football” on NBC and all told has worked more than 25 Super Bowls.Storm currently serves as an ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor, including a new 90-minute “Monday Night Football” edition. She has previously worked at NBC Sports and CNN, where she was the first female host of “CNN Sports Tonight,” and served as a host for CBS’s “The Early Show.”Prime members will be able to stream all 11 games via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices, and online at amazon.com/video/tnf. All 11 games will also be available on NFL Network and in Spanish on Fox Deportes.Here’s the “Thursday Night Football” on Prime Video 2018 schedule:Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles RamsWeek 5: Thursday, Oct. 4Indianapolis Colts at New England PatriotsWeek 6: Thursday, Oct. 11Philadelphia Eagles at New York GiantsWeek 7: Thursday, Oct. 18Denver Broncos at Arizona CardinalsWeek 8: Thursday, Oct. 25Miami Dolphins at Houston Texanslast_img read more

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