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Activist dies in police custody in Rajasthan

first_imgA transparency activist arrested along with two members of his extended family allegedly after a fight among them over their ancestral property died on Sunday in police custody at Balotra near here, said an officer. Following the custodial death of 42-year-old activist Jagdish Goliyar, all personnel of the Pachpadra police station have been transferred to the district police lines, said Barmer SP Sharad Chaudhary. The custodial death would be probed by a judicial magistrate, Mr. Chaudhary said. To ascertain the exact cause of the death, a medical board would be conducting his autopsy on Monday under the supervision of a judicial magistrate, he added. Balotra Deputy Superintendent of Police Subhash Chandra said the activist is suspected to have died of some internal injuries that he suffered in the fight with his family members.Goliyar worked as a typist at district court besides doubling up as a transparency activist.last_img read more

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Azkals draw with Yemenis, stay on top

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Yemenis proved dangerous on the counter-attack as they exploited the Azkals’ inability to recover defensively off set pieces.Defender Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd of close to 3,000 at Panaad.Phil leveled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out—a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter-attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari.James forged another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ It was a bittersweet result for the brothers in particular as they took delight in the goals they scored, yet felt a tinge of disappointment over their inability to pick up maximum points against a team that struggled to even reach this bustling city.“We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGoalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who produced some spectacular saves at the start of the match and late in stoppage time shared Younghusband’s sentiments.“Slightly disappointed but we need to take the positives out of the game,” said Etheridge. “It’s a draw. It’s not a loss and we keep a good unbeaten record going and we look forward to the next game in Doha next month.” Philippine Azkals  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBACOLOD CITY—The Philippines picked a precious point after fighting back from a goal down twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen, Tuesday night in the Asian Cup qualifier at Panaad Stadium here.Brothers Phil and James Younghusband made a memorable return to the stadium where they made their international debuts 12 years ago, scoring in each half as the Azkals stayed on top of the group with seven points, two ahead of the Yemenis, whom they will face on Oct. 10 in Doha, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses NCAA bans Bolick, 3 others for fracas LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Peru vs. Denmark Preview

first_imgAdvertisement Also read:FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Australia ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina vs Iceland Preview Advertisementphoto credits: thecoverage.myThe Danes will face Los Incas for the first time when they go head to head against one another in the second match of Group C at Mordovia Arena, Saransk.This will be Peru’s return to the World Cup after 36 years. However, their World Cup qualification was not without controversies as their preparation was badly disrupted by captain Paolo Guerrero’s failed drug test and it seems highly unlikely that he would compete in tonight’s match. The ‘Danish Dynamite’ will likely hope to take advantage of this situation and their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is currently in tremendous form.We’re half-way through Super Saturday! Next up, we welcome #PER back to the #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/PAFlbO8EGi— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2018The match kicks off at 9:30 pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN.last_img read more

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Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar would have smashed it all over the park in T20s, says Shane Warne

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:08 IST Sunil Gavaskar and Shane Warne at Salaam Cricket 2019.HIGHLIGHTSShane Warne said Gavaskar would have found success in T20 cricketGavaskar said he’s thrilled when he watches a batsman hit a switch hit or a reverse-sweepGavaskar and Warne were speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s, LondonSunil Gavaskar T20 cricket, Shane Warne, Salaam Cricket 2019, Salaam Cricket video, Sunil Gavaskar shots T20 cricket, Sunil Gavaskar 1983 World Cup, Shane Warne Viv Richards, Shane Warne Sunil Gavaskar Salaam CricketLegendary leg-spinner Shane Warne on Sunday said batting great Sunil Gavaskar would have easily adapted to the T20 generation, saying the former India opener would have smashed it all over the park in a T20 match.Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s in London, Shane Warne said cricketing greats would have easily adapted to the conditions and styles across the eras in the sport. He also insisted that he tries to refrain from comparing players from great players from different eras for this very reason.”Sunny [Gavaskar] would have adapted. He is a great player. If he were playing now, he would smash it all over the park. Great players adapt to whatever the scenario was,” Shane Warne told India Today Group Consulting Editor, Rajdeep Sardesai.Warne added: “The great players of any era would always adapt. That’s why they’re great. No matter what the conditions are and the style is, they would adapt. Look at Viv Richards, don’t you think he would adapt? Of course, he would.”Speaking about the change in mindset when it comes to playing attacking cricket in the modern era, Sunil Gavaskar said the modern-day cricketers are playing “attractive game”. Gavaskar also revealed he is thrilled to see a batsman playing a reverse sweep or a switch hit which were unknown to cricketers of his era.advertisement”I think it’s a very attractive game [modern-day cricket]. If you see most of the shots, they are proper cricketing shots. The only difference is they are playing lofted drives. That was our DNA, that was our upbringing, playing along the ground. Now the coaches tell you to go ahead, they tell to express yourselves,” Gavaskar, who shared the stage with Warne at Salaam Cricket 2019, said.”It’s thrilling to watch. The switch hit and the reverse sweep gets me off my chair every time. Because every time it was played, it gives me so much excitement.”ALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks India, England as World Cup 2019 favouritesALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: Full guest list, session names and timingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow Cricket World Cup 2019 Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar would have smashed it all over the park in T20s, says Shane WarneAustralia great Shane Warne talked up Sunil Gavaskar’s chances of finding success had he played T20 cricket. Warne insisted that great players from any era find a way to adapt and succeed, regardless of the conditions and the style of cricket.advertisementlast_img read more

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Brokers CSIC Leasing Books Four Bulkers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Chinese CSIC Leasing has ordered the construction of four Capesize bulkers at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Industry, according to Intermodal’s weekly reports.The quartet is scheduled for delivery in 2020, data from Asiasis confirms.The ships have secured 10-year time charters with German RWE Supply & Trading GmbH. They are being ordered in combination with five Capesize bulker newbuilds RWE chartered in from Shandong Shipping on ten years.The newbuilds have been ordered from China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding under a deal which includes an option for another five units.To feature 180,000 dwt, the newbuildings are expected to join their owners in 2020.Financial details of the orders were not disclosed.The vessels will be scrubber ready and will meet the NOx Tier III requirements, Intermodal said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Govt levies 18 GST on flat owners paying monthly maintenance charges of

first_imgNew Delhi: Flat owners will have to pay GST at 18 per cent if their monthly contribution to resident welfare association (RWA) exceeds Rs 7,500, the Finance Ministry said Monday. As per the rules, RWAs are required to collect GST on monthly subscription/contribution charged from its members if such payment is more than Rs 7,500 per flat per month and the annual turnover of RWA by way of supply of services and goods exceeds Rs 20 lakhs. In a circular issued to field offices on how should the RWA calculate GST payable where the maintenance charges exceed Rs 7,500 per month per member, the Finance Ministry said the exemption from GST on maintenance charges charged by an RWA from residents is available only if such charges do not exceed Rs 7,500 per month per member. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”In case the charges exceed Rs 7,500 per month per member, the entire amount is taxable. For example, if the maintenance charges are Rs 9,000 per month per member, GST @18 per cent shall be payable on the entire amount of Rs 9,000 and not on (Rs 9,000-Rs 7,500) = Rs 1,500,” it said. On how the tax liability would be calculated for a person who owns two or more flats in the housing society or residential complex, the Ministry said in such cases the ceiling of Rs 7500 per month per member shall be applied separately for each residential apartment owned by him. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”For example, if a person owns two residential apartments in a residential complex and pays Rs 15,000 per month as maintenance charges towards maintenance of each apartment to the RWA (Rs. 7500/- per month in respect of each residential apartment), the exemption from GST shall be available to each apartment,” it said. The Ministry further clarified that RWAs are entitled to take input tax credit (ITC) of Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid by them on capital goods (generators, water pumps, lawn furniture etc.), goods (taps, pipes, other sanitary/hardware fillings etc.) and input services such as repair and maintenance services.last_img read more

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Falls are leading cause for seniors hospitalized due to injury report

first_imgTORONTO — Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information that has experts calling for more preventative education on the issue.The data collected from participating hospitals across the country shows that of the roughly 138,000 people aged 65 and older who were hospitalized for injuries between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, 81 per cent of them were hurt in a fall.The CIHI said it chose to zero in on seniors to help educate the elderly about the injuries most likely to affect them.“We do have an aging population, so we really wanted to focus on what’s happening to our seniors,” said Nicholas Gnidziejko, manager of clinical administrative databases operations at the non-profit.Fifty-one per cent of people admitted to hospital during the period analyzed were 65 or older, he noted, adding that in many cases the injuries that brought those patients to hospital were preventable.One falls prevention expert who looked at the data said falls are a particular problem for the elderly because they can lead to a litany of complications.“Falls are the scourge of growing older,” said Geoff Fernie, a senior scientist and falls prevention officer at the University Health Network and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.“If you get older and you get admitted to hospital, it doesn’t take long before you can’t get up. You don’t have the strength, you don’t have the muscle mass. You also become depressed and isolated and your gut stops working.”The number of people injured or killed as a result of falls is likely underestimated because the falls themselves often aren’t reported, he said.“It’s the pneumonia that they eventually die of, or the other complications,” he said.There are a few key things seniors can do to prevent falls, Fernie said, and wearing shoes and boots with proper traction is chief among them. Be it icy winter or soggy spring, Canadians should check that their shoes still have functional treads.“You wouldn’t drive around with bald tires,” he noted.Seniors should also invest in a pair of running shoes to wear when they’re walking around the house, because wood floors and tile do not mix well with socks and stockings, he said. Seniors should also be careful to make sure they’re lifting their feet up when they walk, rather than shuffling around, which can lead to tripping or stumbling.Another thing to add to the list of precautions is installing banisters on both sides of staircases in the home.Seniors should also make an effort to use handrails in public, Fernie said, though he noted that those worried about germs may find the idea distasteful. To mitigate the ick factor, he suggested carrying around a little bottle of hand sanitizer to use periodically.The elderly should also make sure that if they’re getting up on a ladder — be it to fix something in the house or to clear out the eavestrough — someone is there to keep them steady.Fernie said keeping such tips in mind should help prevent nasty falls that can lead to hip fractures, which are the most common result of an elderly person’s fall, and concussions, which come in second.Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Global Announces 2016 Fall Premiere Dates For Its Most Compelling Season Yet

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Global Presents Four New Comedies with The Good Place, Kevin Can Wait, Man With A Plan and The Great Indoors Debuting this FallHighly Anticipated New Dramas Joining the Schedule Include Timeless, Bull, Pitch, MacGyver and Pure GeniusReturning Favourites Including the NCIS and Chicago Franchises, The Blacklist, Survivor, Madam Secretary, and Elementary Round Out the Fall Schedule  Newly Added Buzzed About Documentary Series The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey Kick Starts Premiere Week on Global Toronto, Canada – Ready? Let’s Go! Global gears up for another powerful fall with the most compelling and buzz-worthy new and returning series this season, igniting its primetime schedule this September and October with more star power and groundbreaking storytelling.Global kicks off fall with a brand-new addition to the primetime lineup adding the buzzed about three-part series The Case Of: JonBenét, a docu-thriller that re-examines the unsolved JonBenét Ramsey murder 20 years later, premiering on Sunday, September 18. The series reunites the original investigators in the case with new experts, and together, they take a hard look at the mysterious case that captivated the world.The fall schedule continues to unfold with Ted Danson and Kristen Bell delighting audiences in the heavenly new comedy The Good Place, premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, September 19, followed by return of comedy king Kevin James in the new series Kevin Can Wait. NCIS alum Michael Weatherly returns to the Network on Tuesday, September 20 as the iconoclastic Dr. Jason Bull in the highly anticipated drama Bull. Global’s premiere week continues with one of fall’s most sought-after new dramas Pitch joining the schedule on Thursday, September 22, starring Montreal native Kylie Bunbury as the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Plus, Friday night welcomes the reimagining of the iconic action series MacGyver, starring Lucas Till, premiering Friday, September 23.The fall lineup continues to ignite adventure, laughter, and drama as new premieres carry on into October. The thrilling new time travel adventure series Timeless, starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett premieres on Monday, October 3. Global adds two new laugh out loud comedies to its primetime schedule, with Man With a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc premiering Monday, October 24, and The Great Indoors starring Joel McHale joining the lineup later that week on Thursday, October 27.  Then, unique medical drama Pure Genius, from the executive producer of Parenthood and Friday Night Lights and starring Dermot Mulroney, rounds out the schedule on Thursday, October 27.Complementing Global’s robust slate of new series are long-standing fan favourite hits including the NCIS franchise with NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans both premiering Tuesday, September 20, followed by the premiere of NCIS: LA the next month on Sunday, October 2. Millennials compete against Gen Xers when reality champ Survivor premieres on Wednesday, September 21, and “blacklisters” rejoice as Raymond Reddington returns on The Blacklist beginning Thursday, September 22. Global’s Chicago franchise sets the fall schedule ablaze, beginning with Chicago PD on Wednesday, September 21, and Chicago Med on Thursday, September 22, followed by Chicago Fire on Monday, October 10. Plus Friday night favourite Hawaii Five-0 takes audiences into the weekend beginning Friday, September 23, then Sunday night staples Madam Secretary and Elementary round out the week premiering on Sunday, October 2.The Late Show with Stephen Colbert kicks off late night on Global weeknights at 11:35 pm, starting on Tuesday, September 6. Then it’s over to television’s #1 late night show Saturday Night Live with new episodes joining the schedule later this fall.For a full list of Global’s fall premiere dates, please see below.GLOBAL’S FALL 2016 PREMIERE DATES and TIMESAll times are ET and subject to change. New series bolded.Tuesday, September 6th11:35 pm – The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSunday, September 18th8:30 pm – The Case Of: JonBenét Part 1Monday, September 19th7:30 pm – The Good Place8 pm – The Good Place8:30 pm – Kevin Can Wait9 pm – The Case Of: JonBenét Part 2 Tuesday, September 20th8 pm – NCIS9 pm – Bull10 pm – NCIS: New OrleansWednesday, September 21st7 pm – Chicago PD8 pm – Survivor Thursday, September 22nd7 pm – Chicago Med8 pm – Superstore8:30 pm – The Good Place (moves to regular time slot)9 pm – Pitch10 pm – The BlacklistFriday, September 23rd8 pm – MacGyver9 pm – Hawaii Five-OSunday, September 25th8 pm – The Simpsons8:30 pm – The Case Of: JonBenét Part 3Sunday, October 2nd8 pm – NCIS: LA9 pm – Madam Secretary10 pm – ElementaryMonday, October 3rd10 pm – Timeless Monday, October 10th9 pm – Chicago FireMonday, October 24th8:30 pm – Man With A Plan      Thursday, October 27th7 pm – Pure Genius8:30 pm – The Great Indoors    – 30 –SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter:@Global_TV@GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/globaltelevisionGlobal Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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THE INBETWEEN with Harriet Dwyer Paul Blackthorne Starts Filming This Fall in

first_img Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Ghost Whisperer-like crime drama The InBetween with Harriet Dyer and Arrow’s Paul Blackthorne will film in Vancouver (and Los Angeles) this Fall and Winter.Filming dates: October 22nd to February 18th.Cast: Harriet Dyer, Paul Blackthorne, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, and Chad James Buchanan. What’s it about?Psychic Carrie Bishop partners with two LAPD police detectives — veteran Det. Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) and damaged ex-FBI outsider Damien Asante — to solve homicides with the help of the ghosts who drop by to talk over their cases with her — whether she likes it or not.last_img read more

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Council approves new property tax rates for 2018

first_imgHere is a breakdown of the new tax rates.Property Tax Rates for the City of Fort St. John will increase in 2018. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council has approved new tax rates for 2018, that will see the tax rate increase for almost all property owners in the city.In April, the City’s General Manager of Corporate Services David Joy gave a presentation on the proposed tax rates for 2018.  Joy explained that after Assessment BC finalized property assessments earlier this Spring, the value of property assessments in Fort St. John actually decreased an average of seven percent compared to last year, while business property assessments increased just over three percent. Overall, the city saw property values drop by roughly $200 million, from $3.8 billion to $3.6 billion.Joy said in April that the rate increase is needed to keep revenues the same as in 2017 in order to maintain the same services the City provided last year. He explained that homeowners whose properties dropped in value by the average of seven percent will actually pay less in property taxes this year, while those whose property values were unchanged will see a $40 increase this year.last_img read more

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Nabil Ayouch Responds to Critics of His Film on Prostitution

Rabat – French-Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch has rallied to the defense of his newest film “Much Loved (Zine Li Fik)” which has suffered divided reviews.The film, which is yet to be released in cinemas, is already the subject of some controversy in Morocco after several clips of the film were posted to YouTube. Over the last few days, some have criticized the film – which tells the story of four prostitutes in Marrakech – mainly for its crudeness and excessive use of vulgar language.Now, director Nabil Ayouch is responding to his critics. Speaking to news website Hespress, Ayouch has urged Moroccans to refrain from judging his film based on clips made available on social media platforms. “I have many reasons that led me into talking about prostitution. Why do we choose to hide and state that it does not exist in Morocco? My role as a director is to ask questions and to contribute to the creation of a debate that could result in solutions to the phenomenon.” “I did not want to lie to people and give them something that does not resemble to their reality,” Ayouch said. “My responsibility as a director is to cinematically show the negative and positive phenomena that exist in my society. I do not aim to link this phenomenon to Morocco, is does exist everywhere, the film carries a message beyond the limits of the country.”Ayouch added: “There are many ways to love your country, it is not necessary to describe your country as the most beautiful country in order to express this love, those who criticize some phenomena [in the country] can love it better than those who complement it all the time. A film about prostitution should not offend the country, if so, the same would have happened with crime and gang movies in America.”When asked if he thought about the film in terms of economic success rather than artistic accomplishment, Ayouch said: “The Moroccan people know very well the goals for which they go to the cinema; therefore, they will not go to the cinema only once they heard the film contains controversial scenes.”Photo courtesy: Much Loved – Zin li fik – de Nabil Ayouch/ Official Facebook Page© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

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Myriam Mourabit Opens Art Exhibition in RabatSale La Marina Arts District

By Ahlam Ben SagaRabat– In the heart of the Arts District of La Marina-Rabat-Sale, Moroccan ceramicist Myriam Mourabit will open her apartment to public visitors for an exhibition of her artistic works and decorations from March 20 until April 2.Located near the Bouregreg river between the cities of Rabat and Sale, La Marina’s Arts District is known for its luxurious interior design and captivating gardens, which offer a peaceful ambiance, perfect for any artistic display. As part of the Arts District, Mourabit’s apartment exhibition will feature graphic designs and interior decorations inspired by Morocco’s traditional crafts and artistic heritage.Mourabit describes her apartment’s interior as an eclectic combination of her favorite design features, passion for graphic design, love for luxurious handicrafts, and personal taste for specific materials selected with care.By Myriam MourabitBy Myriam MourabitBy Myriam MourabitMourabit told Morocco World News about her inspirations and reason behind her choice to display her artworks in Arts District of La Marina:“The setting of [La Marina Arts District] is ideal because it offers a view on Rabat and Sale’s historical heritage, which is why I thought of this eclectic apartment that will fuse my passion for graphic design and my love for luxurious handmade materials,” she explained.“I received training as a textile designer,” Mourabit added, “I have always been very sensitive to and inspired by colours, textures, and patterns which I regularly depict on my decoration works. My fusion of design styles represents how I view life: colorful in its diversity.”“Morocco is an illustrious, colorful country, remarkable for its rich multicultural heritage, and this is what inspires my works,” Mourabit concluded.Myriam MourabitMourabit is among the top-tier of Moroccan talent in ceramic pottery, art, architectural design, and traditional handicrafts. She won the Morocco Awards’ Best Design in 2013, the Best Stand for Marrakech’s Riad Art Exposition in 2012, and the Art Exposition Prize in 2008.Mourabit has worked with renowned architects and interior design brands like Bô Design Concept Store, Jonathan Amar, Soukeina Hachem, Blanc’s House, Ummy Afrika, and Roche Bobois.Developed by UAE private investment company Eagle Hills, La Marina composes one part of Rabat’s development project to promote the city as a tourist hub. The area is marked by three distinct settings: the Waterfront District-bordering the Bouregreg river, distinguished by its modern shops and leisure attractions; the Odyssée District, known for its unique urban buildings; and the Arts District which features lush indoors, green sceneries, swimming pools and playgrounds. read more

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TSX lower as traders increasingly nervous over US debt showdown

The Toronto stock market registered a minor loss Monday, led by sliding energy and base metal stocks as traders worry about the debt standoff in Washington that threatens to bring the U.S. to the brink of default.The S&P/TSX composite index slipped 9.88 points to 12,748.77 with losses limited partly by the gold sector as nervous investors bid bullion prices higher.The Canadian dollar was lower amid falling prices for oil and base metals and a housing report that missed expectations, down 0.33 of a cent to 96.83 cents US.Statistics Canada said that Canadian municipalities issued building permits worth $6.3 billion in August, down 21.2 per cent from July. Economists had expected a drop of 15 per cent.Losses were much higher in New York as the U.S. government entered a second week of a partial shutdown as Democrats continued to resist calls from Republicans to link funding to changes in the country’s three-year-old health-care law and spending cuts.Now it’s becoming clear that the Republicans intend to extend that linkage to raising the government’s debt limit, which will be reached on Oct. 17.The Dow Jones industrials fell 131.01 points to 14,941.57, the Nasdaq was down 26.36 points to 3,781.39 while the S&P 500 index dropped 12.76 points to 1,677.74.“Markets are getting more and more on edge after comments over the weekend from House Speaker (John) Boehner,” observed BMO Capital Markets senior economist Robert Kavcic.Democrats insist that Republicans could easily reopen the government if Boehner simply allowed a vote on the emergency spending bill.But Boehner calls that a non-starter, saying in a Sunday television interview that “the votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit, and the president is risking default by not having a conversation with us.”Meanwhile, traders also worry about the economic damage caused by the government shutdown.BMO’s Kavcic notes that his firm “revised down our Q4 U.S. growth call to 2.5 per cent from three as a result of an assumed three-week partial government shutdown.”BMO has also cut growth through the first three quarters of 2014 by about a tenth of a percentage point each, “reflecting the negative impact we’ll probably see on consumer and business confidence from this political stalemate.”Worries about the economic fallout of the shutdown and reaching the debt ceiling pushed December copper three cents lower to US$3.27 a pound. The base metals sector lost 0.5 per cent and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) shed 31 cents to C$27.55.The energy sector lost 0.6 per cent while the November contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.72 to US$102.12 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back 28 cents to C$31.89.The gold sector was the leading advancer, up 1.4 per cent as investors looking for safety pushed December bullion ahead $8.40 to US$1,318.30 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) gained 21 cents to C$18.76.The tech sector was also supportive and shares in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) (Nasdaq:BBRY) were up 34 cents or 4.3 per cent to $8.22 on the TSX. Reuters reported Friday that the smartphone maker is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google and SAP about selling them all or parts of itself.The report came almost two weeks after BlackBerry’s biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings, offered to take the company private in a deal worth about $4.7 billion.Investors also looked ahead to the start of the third-quarter earnings season in the U.S. this week. Dow components JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo report on Friday.European bourses also lost ground as London’s FTSE 100 index shed 0.78 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX lost 0.92 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.8 per cent.Earlier in Asia, U.S. debt worries pushed Japan’s Nikkei index, the Asian heavyweight, down 1.2 per cent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dipped 0.7 per cent and trading was nearly flat on South Korea’s Kospi, which fell 0.1 per cent.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.9 per cent while China’s markets were closed Monday for a public holiday. read more

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Top UK court hearing challenge to Johnsons Parliament break

LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.Lower courts have given contradictory rulings. England’s High Court said it was a political rather than legal matter, but Scottish court judges ruled that Johnson acted illegally to avoid democratic scrutiny.Johnson sent lawmakers home Sept.9 until Oct. 14, which is barely two weeks before the scheduled Brexit day of Oct. 31.He says the suspension will allow his government to launch its domestic agenda with a new session of Parliament. Opponents say it’s designed to prevent lawmakers interfering with his plan to leave the EU next month, deal or no deal.The case starts Tuesday and could last three days.The Associated Press read more

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Peace agreement for Sudan may be signed as soon as year end

“I am more confident than ever that there will be an agreement, that we will have a peace agreement in Sudan,” Ambassador Tom Eric Vraalsen, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs for the country, told a press briefing on his recent two-week trip to the Sudan – the latest in five years of peace and humanitarian efforts there.Mr. Vraalsen said that he had met with senior officials of the Sudanese Government, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and representatives of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), some of whom were engaged in direct talks for the first time in 20 years. He said he was “very impressed” that they had told him they were “committed to stay engaged as long as it takes to bring talks to a successful end, that is to say until they have a comprehensive peace agreement.”The talks and the commitment, he said, were “a major breakthrough event for the people of the country, but is also major event for regional stabilization in that part of the world.”Sudanese negotiators were scheduled to meet again in October, he said, but he thought the talks would slow down again during Ramadan and the Christmas season, so “a comprehensive agreement probably will not be signed until towards the end of the year.”But “I am confident that it can be done and it will be done,” he added.Mr. Vraalsen said that some two million people have been killed in the civil wars in Sudan and four million persons internally displaced – the largest such number in the world.He said the parties had both called for a United Nations role in any peace arrangements and that the top UN priority, after monitoring the peace, would be the return of internal and external refugees.In a statement prepared for the briefing, Mr. Vraalsen urged donors to support UN activities in the country and said that only 34 per cent of last year’s $262.9 million UN appeal for assistance has been funded. The UN, repositioning for peace in Sudan, was also looking for an additional $165.1 million in aid, he said. read more

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Super Spring will be bursting with new course offerings

Get ready – Spring will be Super at Brock this year.In a major initiative to offer more course access than ever before, all six academic Faculties will offer an expanded, innovative calendar of more than 150 Spring and Summer courses that include face-to-face, online, blended and accelerated course delivery.It’s the first time Brock has offered this many courses during a season that is usually associated more with sun than studies. Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Murray Knuttila says the initiative demonstrates Brock’s commitment to giving students the best options possible.“Learning is not an 8-to-5 process that happens only between September and April,” said Knuttila. “Students learn 24/7, 365 days a year and we are determined to offer them options that suit their needs.”Anna Lathrop, the Vice-Provost of Teaching and Learning who is leading the “Super Spring” initiative, says it will allow current and new Brock students to get ahead in their degrees. But she said the opportunity is not restricted to Brock students.“It’s a fantastic opportunity for people thinking of starting a degree to try out university,” said Lathrop. “Or, students from Niagara who are coming home for the summer can also continue their studies by taking a course at Brock.”Lathrop said the initiative also lets students not going immediately to full-time jobs after exams make use of the time by getting a credit toward their degree.“Many of our courses will be offered in an accelerated or concentrated format. Students can come to campus and take an intensive two-week class experience. They can also apply to stay in residence if they are not from the region.”Courses range from the traditional to the innovative.There is a “clown doctor” who will teach about humour and health care, an English literature course with accelerated context credit and a class about coaching theory with a field study component. There’s also an introduction to community health sciences course in the “two weeks, two profs, two credit” model that was hugely popular when it launched two years ago.Students who need a more flexible schedule can consider online courses in Communications, Popular Culture and Film; English; Math; Biology; or Recreation and Leisure studies. Or students taking a course on environmental and ecological literacy can end up hiking the Bruce Trail atop the Niagara escarpment.A new offering is the blended course format, involving two weeks of intensive, face-to-face lectures and seminars followed by a one-month reflective interval for students to complete a major assignment. One example of a blended course is English Literature: Tradition and Innovation (ENGL 1F91).“The hybrid format means students can be in class without the stress of simultaneously completing major essays,” Lathrop said. “Then comes a period of review, writing and reflection without the demands of keeping up with assigned class readings. This kind of dual approach enables students to focus on immediate tasks and learning outcomes.”Students can begin registering for Spring and Summer courses on March 25. read more

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Waitrose comes under fire for its student essentials list which includes Harissa

On the Waitrose website however, the products, handpicked for ‘the fledgling cook about to fly the nest’ mainly receive positive reviews.One customer, who gave the Harissa paste a five stars said: “This is the best harissa I have tasted,” while another called the bouillon powder a ‘must-have’.Waitrose has also defended its recommendations, with a spokeswoman saying: “All these ingredients go a long way and can be the basis of many simple, tasty and great value home cooked meals.” For many university students, takeaway pizza, instant noodles and late-night kebabs are staples of a first year diet, but supermarket chain Waitrose is looking to change that.The upmarket retailer has named five must-have ingredients for freshers to purchase ahead of moving into halls, including a jar of Belazu Rose Harissa paste at £4.35 and a tub of Marigold Swiss vegetable bouillon powder for £2.With student maintenance loans of up to £11,354 for the forthcoming academic year, Waitrose could be about to cash in on a new student market, but parents and students alike were quick to ridicule the chain for the items seen as more fine dining than first year.Commenting on the list that also includes Aspall organic cyder vinegar (£1.70), Clearspring organic Tamari soya sauce (£3.15) and Waitrose cooks’ ingredients organic Italian seasoning (£1.89), Fiona Kabuki wrote on Twitter: “That’s £13 and you have nothing to actually eat.”Claire Farrow added: “This is completely ridiculous. Some students may want to try their hand at creative cooking, but these are not essentials. How about Sunflower oil, salt & pepper, garlic bulb and tomato puree?” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Waitrose concept of essential cooking staples for new students!?! pic.twitter.com/0a8h8utiwz— Andrew Stronach (@aistronach) September 9, 2018 One unprepared parent wrote jokingly: “Uh oh…my son has just gone off with 3 jars of coffee, 4 packs of Super Noodles, 2 Pot Noodles and a bottle of Nandos peri peri sauce.” read more

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Number of missing dogs in Tamworth grows to six as pug of

The dogs all reportedly vanished while being walked at Hopwas Woods near Birmingham A pug belonging to a pet-sitter at the centre of a missing dog mystery known as the ‘Tamworth Five’ has also vanished, it has emerged.Louise Lawford, a professional dog-sitter from Birmingham, is alleged to have had five dogs go missing in her care while out on a walk on Hopwas Wood near Tamworth on June 23rd.The whereabouts of dogs Pablo, Maggie, Ralph, Jack and Charlie is still not known.Now Ms Lawford’s own pet pug, Freddie, is also missing, her relatives have claimed, as the mystery around what has happened to the dogs continues to grow. West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into the disappearances, which they are treating as an alleged theft, and officers are yet to find any of the dogs. The dogs all reportedly vanished while being walked at Hopwas Woods near BirminghamCredit:BPM Media Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Alongside the two dog owners who have lost their pets in the mystery, April Lock and Liz Egan, Ms Parsons said that they “clung to hope” their pets may have been found when they first disappeared five and a half weeks ago. A spokeswoman from West Midlands Police said: “Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a number of dogs that allegedly went missing under the care of a Birmingham-based sitter are continuing.“A woman was voluntarily interviewed under caution on July 12 as part of the investigation.“To date, none of the pets have been found and we are still investigating this case as an alleged theft.“Speculation about what has happened to the animals is unhelpful and may hinder the investigation.”Earlier this year, the RSPCA introduced guidelines for professional dog walkers to ensure the best welfare for dogs who are being looked after by professional walkers. Dog welfare expert Dr Sam Gaines said: “Dog walkers are currently unregulated and unlicensed meaning there are no checks on who these people are and how they ensure the needs of the dogs in their care are being met. “We felt it was extremely important – not only for the welfare of dogs but also for dog walkers themselves – to produce a set of guidelines to ensure that dogs are always being well looked after and to guarantee that dog walkers know what is expected of them.” The fate of the dogs is currently being disputed, as owner Becky Parsons – whose pug Pablo and jack russell Maggie are part of the missing Tamworth Fiv – has claimed that her two pets are dead. “I cannot tell you how I know but it was said in a statement which could not have been false,” she said. Ms Parsons, 39, said she is devastated by the loss of her dogs, adding: “They were my comfort, my best friends, my shadows. It’s left a massive hole.” read more

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Dutch design student creates minedetecting GPS ball

first_imgAmid all the lovely chairs and tables recently being exhibited by students at Design Academy Eindhoven there was a strange sphere made from long spines that finished with flat rubber feet. The object is certainly aesthetically interesting, but it has a higher purpose than traditional design projects. Student Massoud Hassani calls his invention the Mine Kafon, and it’s designed to clear landmines.Hassani grew up in Afghanistan where landmines are a serious issue for civilians — there are still untold thousands of old Soviet landmines lurking in the rugged terrain. Although he has immigrated to Holland, Hassani has not forgotten the dangers landmines present. The Mine Kafon is capable of clearing mines at much lower costs than traditional methods, thus making the process feasible even in poor rural areas in his homeland.The Mine Kafon consists of 70 bamboo poles, each one with a rubber foot at the end. It is roughly six feet across in its current incarnation. In its core is a simple GPS computer system. The device is light enough that a gentle breeze can keep it rolling along, like a giant tumbleweed. When one of the feet hits a landmine, the explosion triggers the integrated GPS to log the location of the mine so the area can be swept again later.The Mine Kafon might be made from bamboo, but it can hit a few anti-personnel mines before being immobilized. Hassani believes the Mine Kafon is cheap enough that an NGO or government could consider it expendable. The Dutch military passed on the Mine Kafon, but Hassani is continuing development in hopes it will do some good in the future.via Knstrct and The Worldlast_img read more

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