Premier artifact collectors to travel to Bdesh for showcasing rare collections on

first_imgKolkata: Five artifact collectors from Kolkata will be travelling to Bangladesh, to display their rare collections for a showcase exhibition.It is for the first time that artifact collectors from Kolkata have been invited in Bangladesh to showcase their collection. The programme titled “Chinhamela” will be held at the Shahidullah Kalabhavan of Rajsahi University, one of the premier academic institutions in Bangladesh. The team will leave for Bangladesh on March 9. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersGopal Biswas, a well known picture post card collector in India, is going to Bangladesh with his collection. Picture post cards used to play an important role in the social life of people in the non-digital era. People travelling to other states or countries used to send picture post cards to their near and dear ones, narrating their experience. Many receivers of the picture post cards used to preserve them. Biswas has in his possession a few thousand picture post cards and he will be taking some of the rarest and best ones to Bangladesh. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSouvik Mukherjee will display his collection on the development of transport system in Bengal. Some of the tickets of trams and buses will be displayed, along with photographs of horse-driven carriages. People from East Bengal on reaching Sealdah station used to go to the houses of their relatives in horse-driven carriages in the 1930s and 1940s. There were very few taxis and American car brands like Chevrolet, Hudson and Pontiac were used for the purpose. Ujjal Sardar, collector of manuscripts will display some of the rare manuscripts in his collection. Falguni Dutta Roy will display some of the newspapers which carried interesting news items during the freedom movement in Bangladesh in 1971. Chandranath Chattopadhyay, editor of Kinjal magazine and a well known collector, is also travelling with the group. Many rare stamps used before the Partition in 1947 will be displayed, along with letters including those written by the Governor General, matchboxes used during the Swadeshi movement in 1905, letters written by Nawab Salimullah of Dhaka, advertisement designs made by important personalities and booklets of Bengali cinema and theatre. Till the late 1970s, the audience visiting cinema halls could collect the booklets and lobby cards free of cost, containing the storyline of the movie, along with details of the songs. Satyajit Roy had designed the lobby cards of some of his famous films like Nayak and Parash Pathar. “It will be a wonderful exhibition and will strengthen the cultural ties between India and Bangladesh,” Chattopadhyay said.last_img read more

Top Venezuela court calls to strip Guaidos immunity

first_imgCaracas: Venezuela’s top court called on the ruling Constituent Assembly Tuesday to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity. The decision by the Supreme Court of Justice could open the way for President Nicolas Maduro’s rival Guaido, recognised as interim president by more than 50 countries, to be prosecuted. The court ruling cited Guaido’s violation of a ban on his travel outside Venezuela when he visited Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay from late February to early March. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt came as Guaido and Maduro are locked in a battle for power in the oil-rich country, which is facing a crippling and deepening economic and political crisis. The competition has been escalated into a geopolitical struggle, drawing in the United States and its allies that support Guaido, and Russia, Cuba and China backing Maduro. Though unpopular in a country spiraling ever deeper into economic chaos, Maduro has the upper hand at home, thanks to loyalty from his military chiefs and, more recently, the presence of 100 Russian troops. Abroad, Guaido is buoyed by US sanctions against Maduro’s regime funnelling funds his way, and efforts to have his envoys recognized over Maduro’s in diplomatic missions and international organisations. Maduro, who so far has heeded US warnings to not arrest Guaido under threat of unspecified repercussions, appears nonetheless more confident since Moscow’s overt protection.last_img read more

Amara Appointed Minister of Economy Replacing Sacked Boussaid

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics, and Water Abdelkader Amara has replaced the recently dismissed minister of economy and finance.Morocco’s King Mohammed VI sacked Mohamed Boussaid from his position as minister of economy and finance on August 1. The government’s spokesperson refused to give any details behind the King’s decision.In accordance with royal decree No. 1.17.07, issued on April 7, 2017, concerning the appointment of government members, the King relieved Boussaid, of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) party from his ministerial duties and assigned Amara, of the Development and Justice (PJD) party, to take over the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Both decisions came following consultation with the head of government, and the appointment was published on the Moroccan official gazette on August 6.According to the royal cabinet’s statement, the decision to dismiss Boussaid is part of “efforts for accountability and holding authorities to responsibility,” which the King attempts to apply to all officials “regardless of their status and affiliations.”Abdelkader AmaraAmara was born January 28, 1962, in Bouarfa, in the far eastern Figuig province. In 1986, he obtained a PhD from Hassan II Agricultural and Veterinary Institute of Rabat. Since then, he was professor at the Agricultural and Veterinary Institute Hassan II of Rabat until 2002.Amara held the position of minister of industry, trade, and new technologies from January 2012 to October 2013. He then became minister of energy, mines, water, and environment, a position he held from 2013 to 2016.King Mohammed VI appointed Amara as minister of equipment, transport, logistics, and water on April 5, 2017.According to the ministry of equipment, Amara oversaw many projects, including the establishment of Bombardier in Morocco and the launch of Renault Tangier’s second production line. He also developed and implemented structural reforms in the energy and mining sectors, particularly a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and the reform of artisanal mining activity.Amara was behind the creation of the Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security Agency and the Electricity Regulatory Agency.On the political level, Amara is a founding member of the PJD party and was the first vice-president of the PJD group to the first Chamber in charge of Communication. He is also a founding member of the association of Moroccan parliamentarians against corruption.Why was Boussaid sacked?The government spokesperson has not revealed any specific information concerning Boussaid’s dismissal, saying that “he has nothing to add to the Royal Cabinet’s statement.”According to Lesiteinfo, Boussaid travelled with his family to Marbella in Spain just a few hours after the King announced he had discharged Boussaid from his duties.Boussaid refused to comment to Lesiteinfo: “I’m very busy and I’m not going to talk about this issue.”According to speculations, King Mohammed VI fired Boussaid as a “follow-up” to the 2017 political earthquake when he sacked four ministers for irregularities in development projects in Al Hoceima.Boussaid’s dismissal can also be referred to the recent report on Morocco’s economic situation which Ahmed Jouahri, governor of Morocco’s central bank, presented to the King on July 29.Jouahri stated that investment is still limited in Morocco despite incentives.As for the business climate in Morocco, Jouahri affirmed that some constitutional institutions are not performing their functions as expected to provide convenient conditions for investment and creating job opportunities.“The two sectors are suffering stagnation because of delay in some constitutional institutions’ decision-making.”Jouahri also said there are enduring social disparities, especially in rural areas, despite social and economic programs, namely the National Initiative for Human Development’s programs.Mohammed BoussaidBoussaid was born in September 1961. He became minister of economy and finance in 2013. The King re-appointed him to the same position on April 5, 2017.In 1986, Boussaid earned a degree in engineering from the École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) in Paris.In 2004, he was appointed Minister of Public Sector Modernization and in October 2007, Minister of Tourism and Handicraft.In March 2010, Boussaid was appointed governor of Morocco’s southern Souss-Massa-Draa region. A former minister of RNI told Telquel that Aziz Akhannouch, minister of agriculture, was behind Boussaid’s appointment.“Thanks to Aziz Akhannouch [Boussaid] could make a comeback as governor of Souss-Massa-Daraa region, the stronghold of Akhannouch.”In May 2012, Boussaid became governor of the Prefecture of Casablanca. read more

UN chief to embark on fournation Latin America visit this week

Mr. Ban will meet with the leaders of each of the four Latin American countries, as well as senior Government officials and civil society representatives.While in Colombia, he will also witness the signing into law of the landmark Victims’ Rights and Land Restitution Bill and take a helicopter flight over flooded areas and meet with those affected.His visit to Argentina will include a stop at the International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights and a public address at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Included on the itinerary for Uruguay is a visit to the National School for Peacekeeping Operations, where he will meet troops who have participated in peacekeeping missions. Mr. Ban’s final stop will be Brazil, which is the host for the Fourth UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which will be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. 8 June 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart New York on Friday for a week-long trip that will take the United Nations chief to Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, the world body announced today. read more

Côte dIvoire UN envoy deplores violent postelection incidents

Bert Koenders, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and the head of the UN peacekeeping operation (UNOCI) in the West African country, voiced concern in a press release in which he urged all political actors in the country “to avoid provoking incidents” and settle any conflicts “by peaceful means.” On Sunday, unidentified armed individuals shot at a convoy from Côte d’Ivoire’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as it transported ballot boxes from the central-western town of Gobazra to Bonon. UNOCI peacekeepers who were escorting the convoy responded in a “robust and appropriate manner,” according to the press statement. The peacekeepers were once again called into action a few hours later following another attack against an IEC office in Bonon. Mr. Koenders also called on the local authorities “to do everything possible to clarify the circumstances” surrounding the attacks and to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The weekend’s legislative by-elections were organized following a decision by the Constitutional Council to annul the results of elections held in December last year in certain constituencies after irregularities were uncovered.The Constitutional Council received 107 complaints of irregularities from 66 constituencies. Eleven complaints were dismissed.UNOCI deployed several other delegations to observe the conduct of the by-elections in various parts of the country.Cote 27 February 2012The top United Nations official in Côte d’Ivoire today strongly condemned two separate attacks against electoral authorities which occurred in the west of the country following this weekend’s legislative by-elections. read more

Aritzia net income triples to 151 million as US revenue climbs

VANCOUVER — Aritzia Inc. says its net income tripled to $15.1 million in its fiscal second quarter compared with last year as the retailer extended its streak of increased comparable sales.The Vancouver-based clothing retailer said Thursday that comparable sales growth climbed 11.5 per cent in the quarter that ended Aug. 26, making for 16 quarters of consecutive growth.It said net revenue was up by 18 per cent to $205.4 million from $174 million in the same quarter last year as it saw sales growth both in stores and online.The company recorded revenue growth of 40 per cent in its U.S. business in a boost of confidence for growth prospects, said company CEO Brian Hill on an analyst call.“We think we’re just at the tip of the iceberg as far as our recognition in the United States, that said it’s growing very healthy and we’re super excited about our business.”The company opened two new full stores in the U.S. in the quarter in San Diego and Washington, D.C., as well as a pop-up shop in San Jose, Calif. It also opened a new store in Waterloo, Ont.Hill said the company will focus future store openings in the U.S. where it has a pipeline of locations in the works.Adjusted net income excluding one-time items grew to $18.3 million or 16 cents per diluted share, up from $10.4 million or nine cents per share a year earlier.Aritzia said its financial picture has benefited from improved product costs, the weakening of the U.S. dollar compared with last year, and a sales shift towards exclusive brands. Increased warehousing and distribution costs weighed on results.Some key material costs are also providing a challenge for the company, said Hill.“We are continuing to face increasing raw material costs, particularly wool, down, and polyester. We have already seen the cost of wool increase 25 per cent over the past year.”Hill said severe drought in Australia was helping to drive up wool costs, but that costs savings elsewhere have helped them avoid price increases.“We’re hesitant to increase our prices and pass those costs back on to the consumer.”The company says it has 90 stores in Canada and the U.S. as well as its e-commerce business.Companies in this story: (TSX:ATZ) read more

Federal election 2019 roundup Trudeau is not dressed as Aladdin hes dressed

Showing clips of Trudeau’s late-night press conference aboard the Liberal campaign plane, Noah said Trudeau “hopped on his magic carpet and flew straight to a press conference to apologize.”Noah focused on the sheer extent of the scandal and Trudeau’s “enthusiasm.” Multiple photos and a video have surfaced and, in all of them, Trudeau seems to be covered from head to toe in dark make-up.“He’s wearing jeans, but he still did the legs. This guy’s committed,” said Noah.“Besides being problematic, it also sounds like Justin Trudeau would be the most annoying guy on Halloween,” Noah said.The show even ran a minute-long skit about the incident, riffing on recent gun confiscation schemes proposed in the United States, about a “mandatory buyback” of dark makeup from white people.Watch the full video below:Justin Trudeau’s blackface and brownface photos make for the worst #tbt imaginable.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 20, 2019 8:30 a.m. — Scheer promises new MRI and CT machinesConservative leader Andrew Scheer wanted to talk this morning about his party’s promise to spend $1.5 billion on new MRI and CT machines to replace old equipment across the country.The questions from reporters, though, mainly centred on gun control and Scheer’s past comments on same sex marriage.With the Liberals expected to make a gun control announcement in Toronto this morning, Scheer said he’s not sold on a blanket ban on semi-automatic weapons and supported a robust regime of screening and safety regulations instead.8:00 a.m. — The Liberal campaigns tries to get back on trackLiberal leader Justin Trudeau will make a policy announcement and take questions from reporters at 10:30 a.m. in Toronto this morning.Conservative leader Andrew Scheer will be in New Brunswick this morning where he will make a policy announcement and take questions at 9 a.m. local time. Scheer will finish his day in Nova Scotia.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will make an announcement this morning on pharmacare in Windsor. He’ll stay in the city all day, wrapping up with a town hall in the evening.Green Party leader Elizabeth May will be in Calgary on Friday morning for a policy announcement, before joining youth climate strikers in the city. Trevor Noah addresses Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal on The Daily Show. It’s day ten of the election campaign and the agenda starts with an early announcement from Andrew Scheer. In this live story, we’ll be tracking the campaign news as it happens.2:00 p.m. — A look inside Battleground BramptonIn 2011, the Tories nearly swept Brampton. In 2015, the Liberals had their turn. And this year, the Greater Toronto Area suburb is up for grabs, thanks to some big changes in the federal scene:In Brampton, the rise of Jagmeet Singh to the NDP’s leadership changes the dynamic considerably. Singh has big name recognition, a strong ground organization and a history of winning elections here. It means that Brampton — with its five crucial seats swept by the Liberals last election — is likely to be a three-way fight this time around.National Post reporter Brian Platt takes you inside the battleground.12:00 p.m. — In light of Trump comments, Trudeau says he’s focusing on CanadiansLiberal leader Justin Trudeau was asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about his blackface scandal, but he didn’t directly respond to the president’s words.Trudeau says he wants to focus on Canadians and, most importantly, people who were wounded or disappointed by the blackface images that came to light on Wednesday.In the Oval Office this morning, Trump said he was “surprised” by Trudeau’s blackface scandal and was “more surprised when I saw the number of times” it had happened.“I was hoping I wouldn’t be asked that question,” said Trump.President Donald Trump said he was “surprised” by photos of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 20, 2019 11:45 a.m. — Trudeau announces Liberal gun control planIn Toronto this morning, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced an extensive new gun control policy.“Gun crime in Canada is on the rise. It’s a fact. Quite frankly I don’t understand how someone could look at this trend and think we need less gun control,” said Trudeau, flanked by more than a dozen Liberal candidates.The Liberal plan will ban all military-style assault rifles, including the AR-15. Trudeau says the government will work with the provinces and territories “to give municipalities the ability to further restrict — or ban — handguns.”The plan will also prevent people suspected of posing a danger to themselves or others from acquiring new firearms — also referred to as “red flag laws” — and will require that everyone importing ammunition must show proof of a valid firearms license. The Liberals will also beef up safe-storage laws.11:30 a.m. — Singh wants to put the focus on ‘the people who have been impacted’NDP leader Jagmeet Singh promoted the party’s plan on universal pharmacare in Windsor this morning and again addressed Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal.“With this incident of brownface and blackface, I’ve really wanted to put the focus on the people who have been impacted,” said Singh. “This behaviour of mocking the reality of Canadians is also seen in polices.”In the last two days, Singh has repeatedly drawn a parallel between the blackface images and an event in May where Trudeau mocked protesters from the Grassy Narrows First Nation, who were concerned about mercury poisoning in their community.Singh said he has had protesters disrupt his events with hateful and even Islamophobic comments (although Singh is Sikh).“People might say it was okay for me to mock that person. I never did. I don’t believe in that,” said Singh.Singh said the Grassy Narrows incident illuminates a deeper problem with Trudeau and his government, that the public comments are very different from what they say in private.“To me, that shows that to him, it is okay to mock people for their struggles,” said Singh. “That is something that is deeply troubling.”11:00 a.m. — Trump ‘surprised’ by Trudeau’s blackface scandalU.S. President Donald Trump said he was “surprised” by Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal and was “more surprised when I saw the number of times” it had happened.Trump in Oval says he was hoping he wouldn’t be asked about the Trudeau blackface controversy, adds that he was “surprised” and “more surprised when I saw the number of times”via our man from Canada @josh_wingrove— Justin Sink (@justinsink) September 20, 2019 9:30 a.m. — ‘Trudeau is not dressed as Aladdin, he’s dressed as Aladdin doing blackface’Last night Trevor Noah, the host of the Daily Show, sunk his teeth into the blackface scandal currently upending the Canadian election campaign.“First of all, it’s obviously never okay to do blackface. And secondly, if you are going to darken your skin at least get the colour right. Trudeau is not dressed as Aladdin, he’s dressed as Aladdin doing blackface,” said Noah, during his monologue. read more

World must help people of Central African Republic not tomorrow – today

“Like its stranded airport refugees, the Central African Republic is in dire need of a ticket out of its misery,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an op-ed today for The Washington Post on his recent trip to the country, where a 2012 rebel-led coup has given way to brutal sectarian violence and massive human rights violations that have in turn displaced hundreds of thousands of people and left 2.2 million- half the population- in need of humanitarian aid.While protected by international troops, the displaced people are exposed to disease, malnutrition and untold horrors beyond the gates. Food is scarce, malaria could spread and the rainy season will only exacerbate the problems.“Women and men shared horrific accounts of gang rapes, extortion and brutality. One mother told me how young children have suddenly begun imitating adults with weapons,” elaborated the UN chief.The past year has brought, in quick succession, the violent overthrow of the Government, the total collapse of State institutions and a descent into lawlessness and sectarian brutality.Mr. Ban attested, “the implosion of the State has created a set of challenges that is undermining stability and security across an already-fragile region.”As most of CAR’s minority Muslims have fled, ethno-religious cleansing is changing the country’s landscape.“I met hundreds outside the Central Mosque in the devastated PK5 neighborhood of Bangui. The road outside was lined with trucks laden with their last possessions,” Mr. Ban said. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Central African Republic on 5 April to shine a light on the crisis in the country. He met both with internally displaced people and representatives of the National Transitional Council. Photos: BINUCA/Balepe Mokosso Dany ‹ › In a few scattered places, vulnerable communities have gathered in camps and protected zones – but they are in danger of attack and seized with one sole objective of escaping. On veut la partition, read the signs: We want partition.One young man explained that while they did not want to leave, they wouldn’t stay simply to die.“People should not have to beg for partition in order to feel safe,” argued the Secretary-General.In a country the size of Texas, about 8,000 African Union (AU) and French troops are all that stand between order and anarchy.“They need help,” stressed Mr. Ban.The Security Council has just approved the deployment of 10,000 troops and almost 2,000 police for a new United Nations peacekeeping mission for the Central African Republic.This is a welcome and highly anticipated step by the Central Africans, but the mission will not fully deploy until September – and time is not on the side of the vulnerable.“More security assistance is needed during this vital intervening period before the peacekeeping mission is fully operational,” Mr. Ban explained.Until the UN peacekeepers are deployed, support for the AU and French forces is crucial. The Secretary-General has urged the European Union to provide troop reinforcements, which have already begun.“Action must come on two other fronts as well,” said Mr. Ban.The transitional Government needs immediate help, including support for getting police, judges and prison guards back to work. At the same time, the country needs an inclusive political process to find the path to peace.The UN chief exhorted, “accountability for atrocious human rights violations is central. The United Nations has sent a commission of inquiry to help advance the process. Religious leaders are also crucial to advancing dialogue and ensuring that evacuated people can return home.”Mr. Ban travelled to the CAR en route to Rwanda for the 20th anniversary of the genocide. “Before leaving, I told the Central African Republic leaders that they must heed the lessons of that epic tragedy, not repeat its mistakes,” Mr. Ban said.One of the religious leaders spoke of the many difficulties facing the country, sharing his fear for the future.“As I saw in Rwanda, communities that have gone through massive national trauma can learn to live together once more in relative harmony,” the Secretary-General said.Mr. Ban made the case that Central Africans rekindle that spirit.“With the support of the international community, the people of the Central African Republic can build a future of reconciliation and peace,” he said.According to Mr. Ban, the international community has an opportunity to help – and an obligation to act.“Not tomorrow – today,” the UN chief concluded. read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 12 August 2011

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Reflections on Windies Cricket in 2018 Part 1 …Gabriel Dowrich top

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies staring defeat …Pakistan close to Sabina winApril 25, 2017In “latest news”Mehidy’s five-for restricts WI to 354 after Brathwaite tonJuly 13, 2018In “latest news”West Indies batsmen need to step up more in 2nd TestNovember 27, 2018In “latest news” By Brandon CorletteWest Indies supporters will describe the Test team’s performance in 2018 as ordinary; having played four Test series, nine Test matches and registering only one series win. Shane Dowrich finished 2018 as the leading Test batsman for West Indies, scoring 474 runs at an average of 36.46, inclusive of one century and three half-centuries. Roston Chase (396); Kraigg Brathwaite (391); Kieran Powell (391); Shimron Hetmyer (376) and Shai Hope (344) were the other top Test batsmen during 2018.The bowling chart saw Shannon Gabriel leading the way with 37 wickets in 2018, inclusive of three five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket match haul. It was Jason Holder’s breakthrough year as a bowler, grabbing 33 wickets inclusive of four five-wicket hauls. Kemar Roach (19); Devendra Bishoo (15) and Roston Chase (11) were among the wickets in West Indies’ 2018 Test season.The West Indies played their first Test match in 2018 June 6-10 at Port of Spain, Trinidad, against the touring Sri Lankans. It was Shane Dowrich’s Test match, as he registered a masterful century in a player-of-the-match performance.West Indies went on to win the first Test match comprehensively, registering a 226-run win. Captain Holder won the toss and batted first as the Caribbean team racked up 414-8 declared on the back of wicketkeeper-batsman Dowrich unbeaten on 125. Sri Lanka, in reply, were sent packing for 185 with the fast bowlers showing a glimpse of greatness, sharing eight wickets among themselves. In the second innings, West Indies declared on 223-7 setting a target of 453 for Sri Lanka to register an unlikely win. Eventually, Sri Lanka fell short as they were bowled out for 226.The second Test match of that series was a hard fought draw, but Gabriel made it his own. He grabbed 13 wickets in the match – a first innings haul of 5-59 and a second innings haul of 8-62. A record-breaking spell that put Gabriel in an elite group of fast bowlers was not enough for West Indies to register a victory and wrap up the three-match Test series. Dowrich was once more among the runs as he backed up his century with a solid half-century. The Sri Lankans set a target of 296 for Windies, but the Caribbean men finished on 147-5 with Kraigg Brathwaite scoring 59*.In the series decider in Bridgetown, Barbados, Sri Lanka won the Test by four wickets to level the series. Holder was outstanding, capturing nine wickets in the Test – 4-19 and 5-41. He was deservingly awarded the player of the match, but the Pereras from Sri Lanka played defiant knocks as Sri Lanka recorded a historical Test win in the Caribbean. In addition to Holder’s nine-wicket match haul, he scored 74 along with the in-form Dowrich who scored 71, in a 115-run partnership.After a drawn Test series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh played the West Indies in a two-match Test series. The confident Windies team whitewashed the lower ranked opposition 2-0 in the Test matches played in Antigua and Jamaica. In the first Test match, the Caribbean team registered a resounding win against Bangladesh by an innings and 219 runs. Bangladesh were inserted to bat and were bowled out for 43; Player of the Match Kemar Roach grabbed 5-8 in the first innings. The West Indies batsmen then raced away to 406 on the back of Kraigg Braithwaite’s 121 and half-centuries from Shai Hope and Devon Smith. The game was easily heading in Windies’ direction; Bangladesh were bowled out for 144 with the lightning-quick Gabriel snaring 5-77, as the fast bowlers shared all 10 wickets among themselves.West Indies were presented the opportunity to win a rare Test series in the second and final Test match against Bangladesh at Kingston, Jamaica. It was the better of the two possible outcomes for the West Indies, winning the Test by 166 runs and wrapping up the series. Their courageous captain was the Player of the Match, picking up 11 wickets. Holder bowled with control, grabbing 5-44 and 6-59 in the resounding victory. Kraigg Brathwaite was the best batsman scoring 110 as the Test match was completed in three days.After the brighter days, then came the darker days for the West Indies Test team. It was the worst possible outcomes for the touring West Indies team to India. India humbled the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs. The dominant India scored 649-9 declared as West Indies were bowled out for 181 and 196. In the second and final Test match played in Hyderabad, India thumped the West Indies by 10 wickets. Roston Chase scored 106 as Windies scored 311; Holder continued his brilliant year in Tests snaring another five-wicket haul. For the second time around, Umesh Yadav completed his first 10-wicket haul in Tests after Windies set India a slim target of 72 for victory. KL Rahul and young Prithvi Shaw ended Windies’ misery in their winless Test series in India.Then came the two-match Test tour to Bangladesh; West Indies continued downhill as they succumbed to Bangladesh 2-0. In what was the perfect revenge plot for Bangladesh after they lost to Windies in the Caribbean, the Jason Holder-less team lost by 64 runs. Bangladesh rode on Player of the Match Mominul Haque’s hundred as they posted 324 all out. Jomel Warrican and Gabriel were the pick of the bowlers grabbing four wickets each. However, the Caribbean team failed to chase 204 for victory as Bangladesh took the lead in the first Test.It was a bigger defeat for West Indies in the second and final Test; Bangladesh posted 508 and bowled West Indies out twice for 111 and 213. The rare shining light from the application-less West Indies batting group was the aggressive Shimron Hetmyer who blazed nine sixes in a 92-ball 93.Having played nine Test matches in 2018 and winning only three of those matches, West Indies will be aiming to perform better in the 2019 Test matches. The number eight-ranked West Indies team will play the number two-ranked England in a three-match Test series in January 2019. read more

We found the boy smiling up at JFK during his visit to

first_imgWE THOUGHT IT would have been easier to find a needle in a haystack when we asked readers yesterday if they could identify the boy beaming up at President John F. Kennedy during his visit to Ireland in June 1963.But only 24 hours after we posted the picture, we found the boy!John Murphy from Bannow, Co Wexford got in touch with us to say that he was the one with no front teeth in the National Library of Ireland‘s picture.John, a then seven-year-old boy, went to meet JFK with his living aunt Kathleen Walsh, who is standing with her arm draped over him, and his late mother, who is standing to the right of them waving her arm.His late father Phil Murphy was playing the harmonica in the céili band that greeted the President to New Ross that day. “We were there early with him that’s why we got such a good spot at the barrier,” John told now, he always wondered, but he never knew such a photo even existed: I am really thrilled to have my photo taken with such a legend and never knew one existed until now when it was brought to my attention by my cousin from Wexford town.“I can’t remember what he [JFK] said but he rubbed my head,” said John. “I have said forever since that is why nothing has ever grown on my head.”John Murphy, a harmonica player just like his father, pictured today. (Image: The Tin Sandwich Band)From what he can recall, John remembers it was a “fine day” and how “very impressed” he was by all of the helicopters flying about.“He made a speech and said if his ancestors didn’t leave Ireland he [JFK] probably would have been working in the Albatros factory in New Ross. I was chuffed by this because that’s where my father worked at the time,” he said.The National Library of Ireland said they were delighted to have identified the boy as they plan on using the image in the upcoming JFK Homecoming exhibition.Read: Can you name this little boy smiling at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963?>last_img read more

We are not giving up Family of missing Jón Jónsson issue renewed

first_img By Hayley Halpin Mar 15th 2019, 10:48 AM Short URL Friday 15 Mar 2019, 10:48 AM ‘We are not giving up’: Family of missing Jón Jónsson issue renewed appeal The Icelandic man has been missing from Dublin since 9 February. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THE FAMILY OF an Icelandic man who went missing in Dublin last month have again renewed their appeal for the public’s assistance. 41-year-old Jón Jónsson arrived in Ireland to attend a poker tournament with his fiancée on 8 February. Jón Jónsson Source: Garda Press OfficeHe was last seen at around 11am on Saturday 9 February near the Bonnington Hotel in Whitehall, where he had been staying, while his fiancé had coffee in the hotel bar.It is not known why Jón left the hotel, and despite a number of garda appeals, there have been no leads in the case.Twelve members of Jón’s family travelled from Iceland last month to step up efforts to find him. On 23 February, the search intensified as a large-scale search took place. Around 80 volunteers turned up to help the family. center_img Share1723 Tweet Email 19,156 Views People during the large-scale search for Jón Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieToday, the family have renewed their appeal to the public to help find Jón. “We’re encouraging people to print Jón’s poster and display it in as many different places as possible, including at their workplace, in their car window, at tram and bus stops, and at sporting events,” his brother David said. His family have said today that they do not intend to leave Ireland without Jon. “We are not giving up. We are so incredibly grateful for the support and help we have received from the people of Ireland and hope this countrywide campaign will assist in helping us bring Jon home,” David said. Speaking on RTÉ One’s Late Late Show last month, David described Jon as the rock of the family, adding that his disappearance is completely out of character for him.  Jón’s brother Daniel and David Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieSpeaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke earlier that week, David said that his family believed his brother was in good physical and mental health prior to his disappearance.Jón is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair, and was wearing a black padded jacket when he went missing.Anyone who has seen Jón or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Jón’s family have also set up a funding page to help them financially as they attempt to locate him in Ireland. 5 Comments last_img read more

Marée noire le colmatage définitif prévu pour la miaoût

first_imgMarée noire : le colmatage définitif prévu pour la mi-aoûtÉtats-Unis – Les autorités américaines ont annoncé qu’elles espéraient parvenir à colmater définitivement la fuite de pétrole qui se déverse depuis trois mois dans le golfe du Mexique d’ici la deuxième semaine d’août.Les opérations à venir en vue de ce colmatage définitif ont été détaillées. Ce week-end, un coffrage long de 600 mètres sera inséré dans le puits de secours. Il permettra à cette structure de résister à la solution “Static Kill”, qui consiste à cimenter l’intérieur du tuyau par lequel s’écoule le pétrole.À lire aussiMarée noire : un oléoduc déverse des litres de pétrole dans une rivière d’AmazonieCette opération sera suivie cinq jours plus tard de “Bottom Kill”. Les ingénieurs injecteront un mélange d’eau et de matières solides, puis de ciment, via le puits de secours, dans l’espace compris entre le tuyau et la partie extérieure du forage. Comme l’a expliqué Thad Allen, chargé de la lutte contre la marée noire pour l’administration américaine, le ciment sera à nouveau foré une fois sec. “Nous pourrons ainsi voir si Static Kill a fonctionné ou si nous devons poursuivre nos efforts. C’est alors que nous saurons avec certitude si le puits est définitivement bouché”.Si rien ne vient perturber ce plan, les travaux devraient être achevés lors de la deuxième semaine d’août.Le 28 juillet 2010 à 12:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Russo Brothers Might Be Teasing an Avengers Endgame Reunion for SDCC

first_img Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of Avengers: Endgame, are coming to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC): The duo recently teased a mysterious SDCC picture on Instagram and fans are wondering if a reunion with the movie’s characters will occur during the four-day event.On Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. PDT in Hall H, the Russo brothers will reportedly be hosting their own panel focused on their AGBO Studios, Deadline noted. At the panel, which will be moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub, the pair will discuss their Avengers: Endgame journey and their indie studio, which financially backs up filmed projects while giving artists creative control.Deadline also reported that there might be an Avengers reunion taking place at SDCC, with some Avengers cast members potentially making appearances at the AGBO panel on Friday or the Marvel panel on Saturday, July 20. The 2012 cast of The Avengers, which included Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson, have previously showed up at SDCC, so it’s very likely that they might come back to surprise fans this year.The cast and crew share an inside look into the making of Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame, available on Digital July 30 and Blu-ray August 13:— The Avengers (@Avengers) July 1, 2019On Wednesday, the Russo Brothers also posted a brief video on Twitter, which featured the date of their Hall H panel, “July 19, 2019” and included audio from their previous Hall H appearance, where they showed footage of Avengers: Infinity War,— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 10, 2019According to SDCC 2019’s Programming Schedule, “A Conversation With the Russo Brothers,” will be held on Friday, July 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. PDT, in Hall H. The panel, which will be moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub, will feature Anthony and Joe Russo discussing their experiences with Avengers: Endgameand how they’re taking a break from Marvel to focus on their new company, AGBO, which aims to foster talent and create content while giving control to artists.Even though previous SDCC panels have had Marvel cast appearances, it’s uncertain if the Avengers: Endgame stars will surprise fans during the Russo Brothers panel. However, there will be other exclusive panels on the Marvel cinematic universe that might highlight upcoming films, streaming service perks, and other hot topics, at SDCC 2019.More on to Expect at SDCC 2019‘Avengers: Endgame’ Returns to Theaters With Extra Post-Credits SceneTom Holland Reveals Major ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Death Spoiler to Fans Stay on target ‘Death Saves’ D&D Streetwear: Interview With Designer D…Wesley Snipes Says ‘It’s All Good’ With Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Reboot Film last_img read more

Emergency repairs could cause long delays on I5 Tuesday

first_imgEmergency repairs at two locations of Interstate 5 could cause long delays during the Tuesday afternoon commute, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.Crews will repair damaged pavement on northbound I-5 at the Interstate 205 junction, reducing I-5 to a single lane going north. Workers will also repair pavement on I-5 south near Woodland. There, “rolling slowdowns” will move traffic through while the work continues.Repairs are expected to be finished by 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to WSDOT. Officials encouraged drivers to give themselves extra time if they need to reach a destination, or take an alternate route.Up-to-date traffic information is available at

Easy Steps to Going Viral Mastering the Social Web

first_imgDiscounts: Team up with an advertiser to offer discounts or free products. Users can get access to these special offers or products by earning points for sharing out articles or sponsored content. It provides your advertising partner with instant gratification, and could be part of a larger value-add. In addition to an advertiser, a brand could use this tool to help them to boost subscriptions—the more points earned, the lower the price of a yearly print or digital subscription, incentivizing untapped leads.Content: Like Chang’s model, provide exclusive content for those who earn points by sharing out links. Put the threshold for points earned at a lower level: If a user shares two stories they’ll earn enough points to get access to an exclusive video, photo gallery or even the rest of a story.Some brands are already taking steps in this direction: Entertainment Weekly rolled out 11 covers in anticipation of the new season of HBO’s True Blood last June. Before the newsstand reveal, Entertainment Weekly’s social media editor leveraged the 11 covers to gamify her Facebook posts, slowly revealing the covers and then asking users to comment to see more. It was the most viral post of the month—it drove nine times more likes, five times more comments, and 19 times more shares on Facebook than the average post. The issues also garnered the second highest number of single copy sales, likely a result of the increased consumer awareness.This same approach could be taken, but instead of doing the reveal on Facebook for generating comments, users could get this exclusive content from the points they earn from sharing out the promotion, and brands could develop a special landing page on their own sites to reveal the, in this case, exclusive cover photos. T.J. Raphael is the Associate Editor of FOLIO:. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael Yesterday Bloomberg Businessweek reported on a brilliant idea by a Korean tech entrepreneur and magazine professional: Won Hee Chang has developed a strategy for possibly “coercing virality” on the social Web, a move that may help her Seoul-based literary magazine gain new revenue and audiences.“Readers who share content via social media will be able to access additional articles for free,” writes Businessweek‘s Caroline Winter. “Content, available in English, will initially be free. When readers log on to the site for the first time, they’ll receive a certain number of points—Chang calls them ‘karma points’—which will slowly be depleted as they click through articles. To restock on points and maintain access, they will have to share the site’s stories through social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s a bit like multilevel marketing—the more readers spread articles, the greater their access. Those who bristle at being asked to share content can buy points; five points will cost 99¢.”This is an excellent concept that can extend beyond paid content models. Here are a few examples that could work:Contests: Setting up a contest or sweepstakes can be a great way to leverage Chang’s tactic. Content providers can award readers with points for a contest or sweepstakes if they share articles. The more articles they share, the more points they earn to better their chances of winning the contest or sweepstakes prize—and publishers can get their brand in front of more readers who may not have been interacting with them on a social basis before. last_img read more

No your ATT phone doesnt have 5G yet

first_img $649 Now playing: Watch this: 5G smartphones are coming Best Buy See It Tags AT&T wants to get an early start on 5G, but maybe a little too early. Roberto Machado Noa 5G, the next generation of wireless technology, is going to be a big deal when it starts hitting phones next year. And phone carrier companies are getting excited about it — maybe too excited.AT&T has already reportedly rolled out “5G E” to some phones (including the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30 or LG V40). Select phones in specific regions will connect to this new network and show “5G E” in the top corner of the screen instead of the usual “LTE” indicator. Even more phones are expected to get 5G E later on.The only thing is that 5G E isn’t actually 5G. AT&T’s 5G Evolution technology is really just advanced 4G LTE with some confusing marketing language. It’s supposed to set the foundation, so AT&T can eventually roll out 5G, but it’s still 4G technology. Mentioned Above LG V30 (Cloud Silver) See It See It 2:25 $799 Preview • LG V30 launch date, specs and price: Everything we know 13 Photos Phones Commentscenter_img Share your voice $799 LG V30 9 Walmart Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Review • LG V30 review: Still a great phone and a lot cheaper than its followup See it An AT&T spokesperson reportedly told FierceWireless that the company will “roll this out on a handful of devices, with more devices showing the indicator in spring 2019.”It’s worth noting that AT&T’s actual 5G network is already live in a few cities, but you’ll need a 5G-compatible phone in order to use it (the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30, and LG V40 are not 5G-compatible). Manufacturers are expected to release these phones starting early 2019 and throughout 2020. But your current 4G phone won’t be magically switched to a 5G network, even if AT&T’s branding makes you think otherwise.AT&T didn’t respond to a request for comment. $339 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. First published Dec. 21, 10:54 a.m. PT.Update, Jan. 7 at 11:42 a.m. PT: Adds that the “5G E” indicator is reportedly rolling out now. AT&T Wireless 5G 4G LTE AT&T LGlast_img read more

Offensive Explosion Leads No 12 Louisville Past No 2 NC State

first_imgThe second game was much of the same from an offensive standpoint. Louisville was kept quiet for the first two innings, but the offense got rolling in the third. The victories moved Louisville (27-8, 12-5 ACC) into a tie atop the ACC Atlantic Division standings with the Wolfpack. The Cardinals set season-highs in runs and hits on Saturday, finishing with 14 runs on 18 hits in both games of the doubleheader. Preview The Cardinals tacked on three more runs in the sixth and two in the seventh, including Wyatt’s fourth home run of the season. ACC Network Extra PDF Box Score (Game One) Story Links Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The scoring started early and often for the Cardinals as they jumped on the board just four batters into the opening game. Jake Snider doubled off the left field wall with one away and Tyler Fitzgerald followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Logan Wyatt cashed in the first scoring chance with a RBI groundout to plate the first run. For the inning, the Cardinals sent 11 men to the plate with seven touching home plate to make it 9-1 through two-and-a-half innings. The game was still 2-1 an inning later with runners on the corners and two outs in the third. Alex Binelas opened up the floodgates with a line drive home run into the trees in right field to give UofL a 5-1 lead. Fitzgerald added two more to the lead with a bases loaded single and Wyatt plated a pair with a double to the wall in right-centerfield. For the second time on the day, the Cardinals put together a seven-run inning, this time in the fourth. Three straight singles notched the first run of the inning and Lavey bounced a ball through the middle to bring a pair of runs across the plate.Two batters later, Fitzgerald doubled into the left field corner with the bases loaded, clearing the bases and upping the margin to 8-0. Wyatt capped the frame with a blistering single to centerfield for the seventh run of the inning. Louisville tallied seven runs on eight hits with 13 guys coming to the plate. Singles from Henry Davis, Drew Campbell and Justin Lavey loaded the bases in the second inning and Lucas Dunn pushed the Cardinals back in front with a groundball. RALEIGH, N.C. – Fireworks were on display in Raleigh on Saturday, as the 12th-ranked Louisville baseball team swept a doubleheader at No. 2 North Carolina State 14-10 and 14-2. The games were played at Doak Field at Dail Park. Zeke Pinkham led off with a single and Trey Leonard brought him home with a ringing triple into the left-center gap. Snider followed with a line drive through the infield to double the lead at 2-0. Live Statscenter_img Louisville and NC State will wrap up the series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m., ET. All nine starters had at least one hit for the Cardinals in the nightcap, led by three-hit games from Wyatt and Binelas. Next Game: at NC State 4/14/2019 | 1:00 PM Binelas put the final nail in the coffin with a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to help secure the game one victory. The Wolfpack cut into the lead with three solo home runs to bring it to a five-run game after five, but Louisville responded with three more runs in the top of the sixth to stretch the advantage back out to eight. Nick Bennett (5-2) had more than enough offense to work with on the mound from there, holding the Wolfpack scoreless through the first five innings before allowing his only two runs of the night in the sixth. The southpaw struck out eight and gave up just six hits. The victory was the 18th of Bennett’s career, moving him into a tie for 10th place on Louisville’s career win list. Reid Detmers (6-2) was the beneficiary of the offensive output, allowing five runs on eight hits for his sixth win of the season. McAvene recorded the final seven outs for his fourth save. Jack Perkins closed out the game with three scoreless innings for his first collegiate save. The freshman struck out four and retired the first eight hitters he faced. Seven Cardinals had multiple hits in the game, with Davis, Campbell and Lavey all picking up three. Binelas was 2-for-4 with a career-best five RBI. NC State kept chipping away though. The Wolfpack got a run in the sixth and cut the Cardinals’ lead to just three behind four runs in the seventh. NC State loaded the bases with two down in the seventh, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate. However, Michael McAvene blew a 3-2 fastball by the hitter to preserve the lead. PDF Box Score (Game Two) Louisville has now scored double digit runs in three consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 18-22, 2017. Louisville tallied double digit runs in both games of a doubleheader for the first time since March 16, 2004 against Murray State (13-1, 13-4). The 28 runs scored on Saturday were the most in a doubleheader for the Cardinals since March 23, 1991 when they scored 40 in two games against Western Illinois. The 28 runs were also the most runs scored by Louisville in consecutive ACC games since joining the conference in 2015.Print Friendly Version Notes NC State (29-7, 12-5) answered back with a run of its own in the bottom half of the frame, but the Louisville offensive attack took over from there.last_img read more

Oscar for Unbroken would be great

first_imgUnbroken is about the life of World War II hero Louis ‘Louie’ Zamperini, a former American Olympic track star who survives a plane crash in the Pacific, and after being discovered floating on a raft after 47 days, is made a prisoner of war by Japan and spends two-and-half years being tortured whilst incarcerated.The Hollywood star has said that it meant a lot to her to be able to bring Zamperini’s story to the big screen and therefore she would cherish any Oscar win even more than her first Academy Award 14 years ago for ‘Girl, Interrupted’, reports at the British premiere of the film here, she said: ‘I love directing and most of all I felt very responsible to this story and this man’s life.’ When asked what Oscar success would mean, she replied: ‘It would mean a great deal to me, for sure.’ The much anticipated film is set to release Dec 25.last_img read more

French probe sister of radical Muslim who killed 7

first_imgPARIS (AP) – The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a preliminary inquiry into a statement by the sister of radical Islamist Mohamed Merah, who said she’s “proud” of her brother, who killed seven people, including three Jewish children, in March.A judicial official said Monday that the probe for “defense of terrorism” is aimed at establishing the conditions under which Souad Merah spoke. Her words, captured by a hidden camera, were aired this weekend in a TV documentary based on an account by Merah’s oldest brother, Abdelghani. He claims the Merah children, of Algerian origin, were raised on anti-Semitism. Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Interior Minister Manuel Valls denounced Souad Merah’s words, saying they can only be seen as a defense of terrorism and of anti-Semitism.Merah was killed in a standoff with police at his Toulouse apartment.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Parents, stop beating yourself up Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories last_img read more