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US Websites Selling Dangerous Prescription Drugs to Indian Consumers

first_imgMore than 4,000 illegal websites established in the US are reportedly found to be involved in selling of potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to its consumers. Related Itemslast_img

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SC questions BCCI for putting spoke in one state-one vote

first_imgpolicyNew Delhi, Mar 3 (PTI) “You cant say tomorrow that entire country is your territory,” the Supreme Court today told the BCCI when it opposed the one state-one vote policy recommended by the Justice R M Lodha Committee on the ground that states having more than one administrative body for the game had their own territories.”Who has distributed these territories? Are these territories backed by any statutes? How can these associations earmark a territory to themselves? You cant say tomorrow that entire country is your territory,” a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice F M I Kalifulla said after the BCCI claimed each administrative body in a state with more than one such entity had its own territory.The cricket board said these associations are very old and some of them were the founding members of BCCI.The submission by BCCIs counsel K K Venugopal came while clarifying the stand that it was difficult to implement the one state-one vote policy as some states like Maharashtra and Gujarat have more than one cricket association governing the game.It also said if the recommendation was implemented some of the founding members and others like Cricket Club of India, Railway Sports Control Board and Services sports will lose their relevance.The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) questioned as to why no cricket association has been recognized by BCCI in the state. CAB told the bench that since no association was recognised in the state, it had no voting rights in BCCI.advertisementSenior advocate Rajeev Dhawan, appearing for CAB, on whose petition the apex court while dealing with the IPL betting scandal had appointed the Justice R M Lodha Committee, said originally it was the Bihar Cricket Association which was a member of the BCCI. However, after carving out of Jharkhand, no association from Bihar found a place in the cricket board.CAB, through its Secretary Aditya Verma, brought to the notice of the bench the recent affidavit filed by BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur which said that due to tussle among various cricket associations in the state, a matter pending with the apex court, the BCCI has not recognised any of them.”BCCI, in the meanwhile, has appointed an adhoc committee to conduct cricket activities in Bihar,” the affidavit has said. (More) PTI SJK MNL RKS SK SKlast_img read more

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Post Nach Baliye 8, Mona Lisa enjoys some pool time with hubby Vikrant in Goa; see pics

first_imgPopular Bhojpuri star Mona Lisa and husband Vikrant Singh Rajpoot are the latest jodi to be eliminated from Nach Baliye 8. Post the dance reality show, the couple seems to have taken some time off and are currently chilling in Goa. The picture has Mona sporting a striped swimwear while enjoying her time in the pool with husband Vikrant.Also read: 7 lesser-known facts about Bigg Boss 10 contestant Mona Lisa The couple seemed to be having a great time beating the heat in the pool, as Vikrant shared a video where Vikrant lifts Monalisa and twirls in the pool.Post their swimming session, Vikrant took Mona Lisa on a bike ride.Mona Lisa, who participated and got married in Bigg Boss 10 will be eliminated in today’s episode of Nach Baliye 8. Mona and Vikrant are the fourth couple to get eliminated.So far RJ Pritam-Amanjot, Utkarsha-Manoj and Sidharth-Trupti have been evicted from the show after getting insufficient votes. As per the reports, Mona-Vikrant were in bottom two along with TV actress Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble.advertisementlast_img read more

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Moto Z2 Force: Shatterproof display, dual-camera set up and everything we know so far

first_imgMotorola is busy, very busy this year. The company has several phones up its sleeve and Moto Z2 Force is undoubtedly the most awaited one of them all.Reason is simple. Because it is touted to be the strongest phone in its series. Let’s not forget that the Z2 Force is the descendant of the Moto X Force, the same phone which became famous by the name of unbreakable after the world saw how powerful its screen was. India Today Tech had also done drop tests on the phone. We dropped it from the first floor of the building, several times, banged it on a concrete floor and even gave it a shower. But, the phone remained true to what the company had vouched for at its launch-the unbreakable.Later, when Motorola became a Lenovo-brand, it replaced the X devices from previous years with the launch of Moto Z and Z Force. The Z Force again comes with shatterproof screen and fast turbo charging which the company claims is capable of giving 15-hour battery life in just 15-minutes of charging.  With all these phones in the past,  hopes are really high from the upcoming Z2 Force. There are rumours that the phone may launch in sometime around June this year but there is no official confirmation yet. However, thanks to all the rumours and leaks, we do have a blurry picture of how the phone could look like. Take a look at everything that has been talked, leaked and rumoured about the upcoming Moto Z2 Force.advertisementScreenMoto Z2 Force is expected to come with a shatter-proof screen. While there are no words on the screen size of the phone, we can expect it to be 5.50-inch as seen in Moto Z Force.DesignThe phone is expected to sport a similar design as that of Moto Z2 Play. The company’s batwing logo is expected to be placed right above the home button. The smartphone is expected to support Gigabit LTE and Moto Mods. An Android Authority report claims that Moto Z2 Force is going to be the strongest devices of its series because it will  support LTE Category 16. Also, the phone is expected to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and instead come with USB Type-C port. Expect a metal body finish with a noticeable camera bump on the rear side.Also Read: Moto Z2 Play: 3000mAh battery, 5.5-inch display and all that is known so farBatteryWhile Moto Z Force is backed by 3500mAh battery, it is rumoured that Moto Z2 Force may cut down the battery size to 3000mAh. Non-removable and Li-Ion. However, nothing is as of now.ProcessorRumours suggest that Moto Z2 Force will come with the support for Gigabit LTE.  Currently, only Snapdragon 835 SoC supports Gigabit LTE so this pretty much gives us a clear idea that the smartphone may be fueled by Snapdragon 835 SoC  processor. Also, the phone will run latest Android Nougat. CameraThe new Moto Z2 Force could come with dual-camera set up. This is one thing that we’ve noted in almost all the leaked images of the phone.last_img read more

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Oppo R17 Pro launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to know

first_imgOppo on Tuesday announced the R17 Pro in India, which also marks the debut of the R-series in the country. The Oppo R17 Pro was first announced in China and later made its way to Europe a few weeks ago. It highlights a premium design language with a unique gradient colour and waterdrop display. It also touts a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset and SuperVOOC fast charging support among other things.The Oppo R17 Pro is Oppo’s bid to take on the premium mid-range segment in India. This segment is currently dominated by the likes of OnePlus, Honor and Samsung. The R17 Pro is Oppo most premium offering since the top-end Find X that was launched earlier this year. Here’s everything you need to know.Oppo R17 Pro specificationsDisplay: The Oppo R17 Pro sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340X1080) AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 91.5 per cent screen-to-body ratioProcessor: It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPURAM: It is offered with up to 8GB of RAMInternal storage: You get 128GB of internal storage with no support for storage expandabilityRear camera: The R17 Pro sports a triple camera system that includes a 12MP primary sensor with variable aperture (f1.5/f2.4), OIS, and a 20MP secondary sensor with f/2.6 aperture. The third sensor is a TOF 3D camera that can be used to capture 3D picturesFront camera: Up front, the phone sports a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 apertureBattery: The Oppo R17 Pro houses a 3,700mAh and supports up to 50W SuperVOOC fast charging.advertisementSoftware: The device ships with ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 OreoOppo R17 Pro featuresThe Oppo R17 offers a rich and premium design language that involves Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back, gradient colour design and a waterdrop display. The Radiant Mist colour option offers a dynamic blend of blue and purple hues that shift depending on the light available. The rear glass panel has a 3D curve to it to offer a more seamless and comfortable in-hand feelThe R17 Pro offers an immersive 6.4-inch waterdrop display with a 91.5 per cent screen to body ratio. This means the phone offers a tiny droplet-like notch on the top and a narrow chin, allowing for a near bezel-less display. The Oppo R17 also highlights a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12MP + 20MP configuration as well as a third Time of Flight (TOF) 3D sensing camera that calculates depth information for 3D-like photos. Notably, the primary sensor gets a variable aperture feature that can switch between f/1.5 to f/2.4 depending on the lighting conditions. It is similar to what you get on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 flagshipsThe Oppo R17 Pro is one of the few phones right now to run the premium mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset. This chipset is part of a new Snapdragon 700 series that offers near flagship-level performance, speed and graphics. This will directly take on the upcoming India launch of the Nokia 8.1 which is also expected to rock a SD710 chipset.Interestingly, the Oppo R17 Pro houses 3,700mAh battery that is split into two 1,850mAh capacities, which Oppo claims radically boosts battery performance. More importantly, the phone supports up to 50W SuperVOOC flash charge, which claims to charge the device up to 40 per cent in 10 minutes.Oppo R17 Pro price in India and availabilityThe Oppo R17 Pro price in India has been set at Rs 45,990. The phone will come in one variant that offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device is up for pre-order on Amazon India and select Oppo stores. The R17 series will see its first sale on December 7 via Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Mall and leading offline retailers.Oppo has also announced the regular R17 in India, which has been priced at Rs 34,990. The R17 brings mostly all the same features as the Pro model with the only exception being that it gets a Snapdragon 600 series chipset.<br />last_img read more

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Sri Lanka v England: third Test, day three – as it happened

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Short commute suits Mark Wilson’s England hopes of being big in Japan

first_imgThose who dismiss England’s final World Cup warm-up game against Italy as irrelevant clearly do not hail from a northern postcode. For many the overdue chance to see the national team play a capped Test in Newcastle makes it an auspicious occasion, one which will hopefully encourage the Rugby Football Union to stage further games outside Twickenham. Rugby World Cup Read more Rugby union Farrell leads strong England team to face Italy in World Cup warm-up Read more Share via Email Facebook Read more Pinterest Share on Messenger Italy rugby union team Rugby World Cup 2019 Share on Facebook Since you’re here… “My family back in Cumbria aren’t massive football supporters but Amy’s family had season tickets at Newcastle. When Amy was a kid, she won a competition on the radio and the prize was to take a penalty at Alan Shearer’s testimonial. She put her dad forward: he’s a mad Geordie who loves football.“He went to the academy during the week to practise with Peter Beardsley and was banging them all in. But on the night of the game, at half-time, there’s a different goalkeeper from the under-21s, who comes up to him and says: ‘You’re not going to score past me.’ Then Andy took his penalty and missed. I think he hit the post. As long as I am more successful than him, that’ll be all right.”Should he happen to score a try against Italy he will probably resist a football-style celebration. “I can’t do the Shearer one. I suppose I could kick the hoardings down but I might never play for England again.” If they need an example of exactly why showing the sport to a less familiar audience is so vitally important they need only talk to the England flanker Mark Wilson. In rugby terms the 29-year-old grew up off the beaten track in Kendal. For years he was a lonely teenage road warrior, commuting to training sessions at Newcastle Falcons. He never made it to an England game at Twickenham, partly because of the exorbitant costs and partly because “it was just too far”.His only option was to watch televised Six Nations games from afar. “It was on BBC wasn’t it?” Wilson says. “Regardless of whether you had Sky or not, you could watch it.”Hence the note of excitement in his voice when asked how it will feel to run out at St James’ Park on Friday in an (albeit red) England jersey. It would be a fitting end to a rollercoaster year for Mark Wilson if he ends up starting in England’s key World Cup games. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images Twitter England rugby union team Topics Sexton back for Ireland as Wales turn to Patchell for final World Cup warm-up The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn To cap it all, even Wilson’s mother, Janice, will be putting in a rare appearance. Her son has been playing top-level rugby for years but she has been seen in the stands only on a handful of occasions.“She hasn’t been to any of my games at Twickenham. She’s a bit of a wimp … she doesn’t like big crowds. With this one being in Newcastle I don’t think she had an excuse. I think the last time she came was for my 200th game for the Falcons two seasons ago.”His wife Amy’s father, Andy, will also be there, hoping for a happier sequel to one of the family’s favourite stories. Support The Guardian “It’ll be massive. Throughout my youth if you wanted to watch England you had to go down to Twickenham to see them. For families up north it’s quite a big effort. I’m sure it’ll be pretty special for young north-east kids who love rugby to be able to go to St James’ Park and watch England play.”Given Wilson’s family home in Blaydon is now only a short taxi ride away, he is also looking forward to a rest from his normal long-distance travelling routine after Tests in the south. “The lads have been having a joke with me because I’m usually having to fly back after a game or catch the train. This time I can sit smugly in my house on Saturday night while other people do it,” he says. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Eddie Jones risks big hitters as Joe Marler targets World Cup redemption Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Instead he will be focused on staking a claim for a place in England’s increasingly competitive starting back row, having finally worked his way back to full fitness before the squad’s departure for Japan on Sunday.Given Wilson is now officially listed as a Sale player, his loan move a consequence of Newcastle’s relegation from the Premiership last season, it would be a fitting end to a rollercoaster year if he ends up starting in England’s key World Cup games. To do so he will have to hold off the energetic challenge of the younger Tom Curry and strike a blow for the squad’s elder statesmen. “I’ve gone as far as Love Island but I’ve not gone as far as Instagram. I am probably just the boring old fart.”As far as Eddie Jones and an expected 50,000 crowd are concerned, what matters rather more is the manner in which England attack their fourth and last buildup challenge. Italy have not named their strongest combinations and, if their hosts are the side they aspire to be, the scoreline could be an inflated one.Should the debutant Bath winger Ruaridh McConnochie and his fellow flyers Jonny May, Anthony Watson and Joe Marchant be given only fleeting opportunities to display their pace, the management will be as disappointed as the Geordie audience.All concerned will also be praying that untimely and depressing injuries to key individuals, not least Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell, are also safely sidestepped. If a fit, happy England can fly east on Sunday evening having left farewell vapour trails across a raucous St James’ Park, everyone save Italy will be happy. featureslast_img read more

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‘Neymar could have been Real’s Messi’

first_imgReal Madrid ‘Neymar could have been Real Madrid’s Messi’ Alberto Piñero 23:26 2/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Lionel Messi Neymar Barcelona Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Neymar Real Madrid v PSG PSG The Brazil international almost joined the Spanish giants at the age of 14, and his former coach at the club believes he would have been a special buy Neymar could have been Real Madrid’s Lionel Messi, according to the coach who trained him at the Santiago Bernabeu when he was just 14.The Brazilian superstar, now the world’s most expensive footballer after joining PSG from Barcelona last summer, trained with Madrid in 2006.Jesus Gutierrez, who was coach of Madrid’s Under-14 side at the time, remembers him well, and says he captured the attention of even the most senior figures at the club.”The first day, he seemed like a small kid, thin, shy, quiet… but once he joined the team on the pitch, it was like he had been part of the team his whole life,” Gutierrez told Goal in an exclusive interview. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He quickly left some clues of what to expect from him. He had an amazing capacity to play with both feet, pass, dribble, shoot. “From the second day of training, the Academy bosses came to watch Neymar live. They told me to do just 10-15 minutes of warm-up and then a friendly game. And that’s what we were doing that week. It was amazing. With just 14 days of training he knew exactly what to do in the game, the sense of football.”And that’s not usual at that age. It was a cold week in February, but there were always coaches and bosses there watching. There were more people watching us training that week than in the rest of the season.”Gutierrez insists that he did his very best to convince Madrid to secure Neymar from Brazilian club Santos, labelling the brilliant winger the best player he has ever had, though he maintains that the Spanish giants should have no blame attributed to them for missing out on his signature.Indeed, he believes that Neymar may well reminisce on those times now, with Madrid reportedly hoping to secure his signature in the summer.Neymar Real“I was determined that Real Madrid sign Neymar,” he added. “I had some very talented players in the Real Academy, but he was the best player I ever had. And Real Madrid wanted to sign Neymar too.”But the rumour then was that they called Santos and in Brazil they made some offer to stay in Santos. It wasn’t Real Madrid’s fault because they wanted to sign him.”Real Madrid treated Neymar very well: they offered to let him to go to the Santiago Bernabeu to watch Real Madrid, and to go to the first-team dressing room where there were many Brazilians.”Why not think that Neymar could now think of those days in the Real Academy and sign for Real and become one of the stars after having visited all those places when he was a kid?”I feel Neymar could have been the ‘Real Madrid Messi’, as the young foreign player, very talented, who is raised in the club and spends 10 years as the leader of the club.”Goal understands that PSG have promised Neymar that they will sell him to Real if they win the Champions League , and they face the Spanish giants in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday.last_img read more

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New South Wales Politicians Win Series Against Queensland

first_imgThings didn’t look too good for New South Wales early, when they took to the field with only four players, including Touch Football Australia’s Brian Carroll and David Brady, while Queensland – dressed in matching Maroons jerseys – had a team of seven. The rest of the New South Wales contingent finally arrived, and when they did, it was game on. And they didn’t look back, scoring plenty of touchdowns, including three to Alex Hawke, and restricting Queensland to no touchdowns. Federal Member for Rankin, Craig Emerson, dived through for a touchdown early in the game and enjoyed winning the title against Queensland. “It was a lot of fun. The refereeing makes a huge difference to us because when we are playing on an ordinary Tuesday or Wednesday we spend a quarter of the time arguing, a quarter of the time offside and half the time actually playing, so it’s great.”“We started with four on seven, we knew their defence would be disorganised having so many defenders!”After helping New South Wales win, Emerson then swapped his jersey for a Queensland one, but there was a legitimate explanation. “I was born in New South Wales and moved to Queensland in 1990 so I suspect under the rules that I’m eligible to play for both,” Emerson said. And while the Origin series is now over for this year for the politicians, they look forward to continuing the tradition for years to come. “It’s great exercise. It keeps you a bit more alert for the rest of the day instead of…doing the same thing at parliament the whole time. I really enjoy it.”“(I enjoy) the camaraderie actually, we don’t play Labor versus Liberal. We all mix in and while there might be a knock-out drag-down brawl during question time, it’s all friendly here on the frosty mornings,” he said.last_img read more

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Vegas Computer’s Early Score Predictions For Week 8’s Biggest Games

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 8 of the college football season is coming up in a few days. There are several pivotal games on the schedule.We have a major rivalry in the Big Ten (Michigan-Michigan State), two Pac-12 showdowns (Washington-Colorado and Oregon-Washington State) and a battle of undefeated ACC teams (Clemson-NC State). These are just some of the important matchups this weekend.OddsShark’s computer has released its predictions for Week 8.Here’s what it is saying for the biggest games. You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.last_img read more

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Learn How to Put A Lid On Hat Hair

first_img Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts Hair stuck to your head? No time to shower? Bring greased up, matted, hat hair back to life with a dry shampoo. R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo sops up excess oil, giving your hair lift and needed volume. Thickening Pro-Vitamin B5 has also been added to this nourishing spray. $29Adler New York Natural Hair Powder degreases and refreshes dirty hair with clay minerals, rice powder and horsetail powder. It’s an all-natural pick me up that boosts volume and freshens flattened hat hair. Try this great smelling dry shampoo in Bergamot, Clary Sage, Jupiter or Lavender. Take a small amount and use your fingers to work it evenly from the roots to the tips of your hair. $30Use a Flexible Styling ProductPick a hair product with a flexible hold that will allow you to easily style and restyle throughout the day. Recover your hat hair and create an effortless, disheveled style with AXE Messy Look Flexible Paste. It’s easy. Start with a dollop in the morning and fix your hair in place. Remove your chapeaux; use your fingers to re-work your do and your done. $6.29American Crew Grooming Spray is another super flexible product. Keep a bottle in your desk drawer to fix commuter hat hair. Don’t worry; it’s not a thick, sticky hair spray. It supplies a soft natural hold that will tame flyaway hat hair and control static cling. $15.95center_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy Winter can be harsh. There’s no reason to sacrifice warmth trying to avoid dreaded hat hair. There are more ways than a wet towel or quick dunk in the sink to revive matted down locks. These styling tips will keep you looking good when you come in and the hat comes off. Go ahead, and don your favorite knit watch cap, baseball or cowboy hat. We’ve got your hair covered.Get Conditioned Your hair can get extra dry during the winter months. Dry hair attracts an electric charge. Adding a knit hat to the situation can be truly hair raising. Get out in front of static cling and crazy flyaways by using a leave in treatment like Bumble and bumble Quenching Conditioner. You should also make sure your hair is completely dry before putting your hat on. $34Try a Dry Shampoolast_img read more

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Commission Approves Settlement Agreement with Local Mining Company

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission has approved a settlement agreement with Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Ucore violated Nova Scotia securities laws by failing to file several continuous disclosure documents in a timely manner, between December 2010 and March 2012. Since the violations, the company has filed all of its continuous disclosure documents. The company accepted responsibility for its conduct and was co-operative with commission staff. Ucore also revised its disclosure policies to ensure future filings will be submitted on time. “All investors in public companies deserve continuous and timely disclosure to allow them to make informed investment decisions. Also, in order to treat all listed companies fairly and equally, they have to meet their filing requirements and have to file on time,” says Kevin Redden, director of corporate finance for the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. The commission approved the settlement agreement and ordered Ucore Rare Metals Inc. to: The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. To view the order visit comply with Nova Scotia securities laws pay an administrative penalty of $2,000 pay $500 in costs for commission proceedingslast_img read more

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Mamata lashes out at BJP for denying ticket to Advani, says saffron party doesn’t respect elderly leaders

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the BJP at the Centre, over denial of ticket to their veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and said that the saffron party does not respect elderly leaders.”Senior leaders must not be ignored as old is gold. I feel sad for Advani ji. He is a senior man. Advani ji and Vajpayee ji are stalwarts of the BJP. But he has been left out. I feel very sad for this because if you cannot honour senior persons, you should not be disgraceful,” she told reporters at the state secretariat Nabanna. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that BJP has not fielded Lal Krishna Advani and has replaced him with party President Amit Shah in the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat. “In my political life I have seen many senior leaders and I cannot ignore any of them. For Advani ji, this might have been his last chance. I am feeling bad. Sometimes, I used to talk to him. I met him several times in the Parliament and at his residence as well,” Banerjee maintained. According to the Chief Minister, the BJP veteran is a mentor. “They have become so big that they have forgotten the old days. Everybody will be old one day,” she said, adding that it is her personal opinion that the move by BJP is an insult to the veteran Parliamentarian. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayShe later said that she would like to talk to him and convey her feelings to him, if the situation permits. Banerjee also referred to the decision of releasing the biopic PM Narendra Modi just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in the country, as a “clearly politically motivated one”. “It is better if I do not say anything. If somebody wants to release a film in his favour, let him do it. But if it is done just ahead of the election then the motive is very clear,” she said. “I think all my political party friends (Opposition parties) have already complained. There have been complaints against all the political pictures which have come out, be it the Accidental Prime Minister or this biopic. I think we must fight the battle politically,” the Chief Minister added.last_img read more

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A third of Americans don’t believe in evolution

first_imgChicago– One third of Americans utterly reject the theory of evolution and believe instead that humans “have existed in their present form since the beginning of time,” a new survey has found.About a quarter of Americans believe that evolution was guided by God while only 32 percent of those surveyed believe that evolution is due to “natural processes such as natural selection,” the Pew Research Center found.The broad results were little changed from a similar survey in 2009, but Pew found a drastically widening gap along party lines. Some 54 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Democrats said they believed in evolution in 2009.That ten-point gap more than doubled in the latest survey, which found that only 43 percent of Republicans believe in evolution while 67 percent of Democrats said humans have evolved over time.The views of political independents were essentially unchanged, with 65 percent believing in evolution.Evolution has long been a political issue in the United States, where science classes are a battleground between advocates of non-religious teachings in public schools and conservative Christians who push for curriculum that includes creationism or “intelligent design.”The debate has heated up in recent years as the so-called “culture wars” have reignited amid a deepening partisan divide.Differences in the racial, ethnic and religious composition of the Democrats and Republicans surveyed “do not wholly explain partisan differences in beliefs about evolution,” Pew said.“Indeed, the partisan differences remain even when taking these other characteristics into account,” the non-partisan research group said.However, it did find strong differences among religious groups.Two thirds of white evangelical Protestants believe God created humans in their present form while 78 percent of white “mainline” Protestants believe in evolution. Half of black Protestants believe God devised humans as they exist today.Nearly seven in ten white non-Hispanic Catholics and 53 percent of Hispanic Catholics believe in evolution.Meanwhile, three out of four religiously unaffiliated respondents believe in evolution and just 13 percent of them believe evolution was guided by a “supreme being.”The results released Monday were drawn from a telephone survey of 1,983 adults conducted March 21 through April 8 that has a margin of error of three percent.last_img read more

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Hudsons Bay president Alison Coville to step down effective March 1

TORONTO — Alison Coville, the president of iconic retailer Hudson’s Bay, is stepping down.Hudson’s Bay Co., its Toronto-based parent company which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord and Taylor stores, did not give a reason for Coville’s departure.A release from HBC says Coville’s exit will be effective Mar. 1 and that the company will be led by key executives until a permanent successor is found. HBC to shutter Home Outfitters brand, with all Saks Off Fifth locations in its sights Hudson’s Bay chairman’s firm to buy Ontario pension fund stake in retailer; stock surges more than 12% “‘They have a pulse now’: Investors like Hudson’s Bay CEO Helena Foulkes’ ‘drastic moves’” is locked ‘They have a pulse now’: Investors like Hudson’s Bay CEO Helena Foulkes’ ‘drastic moves’ Coville joined HBC in 1999 as a divisional merchandise manager, but eventually rose through the ranks to land the president position in June 2017.Coville also oversaw household goods brand Home Outfitters, which will be shuttering its 37 Home Outfitters stores this year.The company previously said the closure will help it reduce costs, simplify its business and improve overall profitability. read more

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Annan to get Philadelphia Liberty Medal will donate cash prize to AIDS

“The Secretary-General has been named this year’s recipient of the Philadelphia Liberty Medal for his role in promoting peace, social justice and economic development,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. The award, which is given in recognition of achievement by civic, government and business leaders, includes a cash prize of $100,000 that Mr. Annan intends to contribute to the AIDS fund. “The Secretary-General’s donation would be the first to the global fund, which is expected to cover a good portion of the $7-$10 billion required annually to deal with AIDS worldwide,” Mr. Eckhard said.The Secretary-General will receive the award at Philadelphia’s Liberty Hall — where the United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution were adopted — on 4 July, marked in the US as Independence Day.Mr. Annan first proposed the creation of the global fund in a call to action he delivered last month at the African summit meeting in Abuja, Nigeria. Subsequently, he took his rallying cry against AIDS to the Philadelphia-based US Council on Foundations.Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will hold a teleconference during which heads of UN agencies directly involved in the fight against AIDS will report on their increased efforts to tackle the pandemic. “In a nutshell, the Secretary-General will make sure that all agencies are in the same war footing against the disease,” the spokesman said. He noted that the participants would also review the latest developments concerning the establishment of the global fund. read more

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Danier Leather enters insolvency as it seeks a buyer

by Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 4, 2016 11:44 am MDT Last Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A woman walks past a Danier store in Montreal, Thursday, Feb.4, 2016. Danier Leather Inc. said it has entered insolvency proceedings in order to protect itself from creditor lawsuits as it seeks a buyer.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Danier Leather enters insolvency as it seeks a buyer TORONTO – Danier Leather Inc. said it has entered insolvency proceedings in order to protect itself from creditor lawsuits as it seeks a buyer.The well-known retailer of leatherwear and accessories said the move was necessary because of ongoing financial problems, including more than $27 million in financial losses over the last two years despite its best efforts to cut costs and turn the business around.The company lost nearly $20 million in its 2015 fiscal year as sales fell 14 per cent after contracting by 10 per cent the previous year.Danier said it expects to lose even more money in 2016 as operating losses have continued.CEO Jeffrey Wortsman said in Danier’s most recent annual report that the company had failed to offer clothing and accessories that aligned with current fashion trends.Danier has signed an agreement with GA Retail Canada to take over its stores and sell off its inventory and retail furniture if it does not find another buyer.The company said it’s not bankrupt and that it has enough cash to keep its stores open and pay its staff as it seeks to avoid liquidation.After filing for insolvency, Danier becomes protected from further court proceedings against it from its creditors. read more

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Samsung launches 75inch ES9000 Smart TV with gesturecontrolled Angry Birds

first_imgSamsung is celebrating the arrival of the Space Shuttle at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York with a 5-day event called SpaceFest. Today is the first day of SpaceFest, and Samsung has used it to launch the 75-inch ES9000 Smart TV.Announced earlier this month, the ES9000 will only fit in the biggest of TV rooms, but certainly promises a cinema experience. With a bezel that’s just 7.9mm thick and that has no visible seams, you’d be hard pressed to notice it while watching.Even so, Samsung has managed to hide a camera in the upper part of the bezel. That camera allows for a number of new features being added to the Smart TV including video calling through Skype. What we didn’t expect was the ability to control the ES9000 purely with gestures as well as having it recognize your face.Samsung is making the most of the gesture control system by offering a free version of Angry Birds that will be motion controlled. It won’t be available until later this month, but if you own one of Samsung’s 2012 LED 7500 or Plasma 8000 models or above, you will be able to grab it from the Samsung app store.As is now expected on new TVs, the ES9000 displays 3D content and Samsung has decided to include 4 sets of glasses to cater for a typical family. Using the Smart TV features, including surfing the web, should also be quite a speedy affair as Samsung opted for a dual-core processor to power the TV.Of course, a 75-inch Smart TV was never going to be cheap, and you can expect to pay around $9,999 when the ES9000 becomes available to purchase next month.last_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_img Mar 28th 2019, 7:54 AM Share2 Tweet Email Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 7:54 AM The 9 at 9: Thursday Here’s all the news you need to know this morning. Get the 9 at 9 News audio 1 Comment By Cónal Thomascenter_img EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May will make last-ditch attempts today to get MPs to back her Brexit deal, having offered her resignation in return for support.2. #RENT: Two new areas of the country have now met the criteria to become Rent Pressure Zones.3. #FLIGHTS: Icelandic airline WOW Air has collapsed, cancelling all flights. The airline had been struggling financially for months. 4. #HOMELESSNESS: Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been heavily criticised after figures for February show that there are now more than 10,000 people in Ireland officially living in emergency accommodation. 5. #BANNED: Facebook has announced it would ban praise or support for white nationalism and white separatism as part of a stepped-up crackdown on hate speech.6. #PLASTICS: Members of the European Parliament have overwhelmingly voted for an EU-wide ban on a range of single-use plastics, such as the straws, cutlery and cotton buds, by 2021.7. #DONALD TRUMP: The US President has declared that the probe into links between his election campaign and Russia amounted to “treason.”8. #ARRESTED: Three men have been arrested by gardaí investigating feud-related activity in the Dublin area.9. #WEATHER: Today’s set to be another dry day with good sunshine developing widely, Met Éireann has said. On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below. 9,219 Views Image: Shutterstock/Saowanee K Image: Shutterstock/Saowanee K Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Thurgood Marshall Elementary School teacher recognized for outstanding work

first_imgCongratulations to teacher Angela Karem, the inaugural Sanford Teacher award winner. So glad we could be a part of recognizing your incredible work! #nationaluniversity #teacher #kusi #surprise @CarlosTVRadio— Lauren Phinney KUSI (@LaurenKUSI) September 28, 2018 Posted: September 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School teacher recognized for outstanding work KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney September 28, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A nationwide campaign is recognizing the top teachers in the country. President of National University, Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Principal Dr. Monica Loyce, and transitional kindergarten teacher Angela Karem explained on Good Morning San Diego.The Sanford Teacher Award is offered in honor of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the visionary behind the Sanford Programs that are based out of the private, nonprofit National University System (NUS) and designed to help teachers create inspiring and collaborative classrooms: PreK-6 Sanford Harmony, and PreK-12 Sanford Inspire.The award is based the following characteristics of inspiring teaching: Enthusiasm for teaching; empathy and warmth towards all students; fosters positive relationships with all students; creates a positive learning environment; and recognizes student strengths. Updated: 9:52 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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