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first_imgThe use of heavily armed RCMP officers to enforce a court injunction and breach an Indigenous blockade along a remote northern British Columbia logging road Monday was unnecessary given the circumstances, an expert says.Kevin Walby, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, said social media video that has emerged shows no escalation of violence from protesters that would have necessitated the substantial intervention.Fourteen people were taken into custody Monday at a blockade southwest of Houston, B.C., where members of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation had set up a camp to control access to a pipeline project across their territory.TransCanada subsidiary Coastal GasLink had obtained an injunction from the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordering the removal of obstructions so preliminary work could begin on a pipeline carrying natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to Kitimat.The RCMP said officers moved in for the midday arrests after it was determined there could be no resolution, even after meeting with locals a day earlier. It gave warning the blockade would come down.As for the use of its tactical and emergency response teams, the force said they were deployed in addition to other officers “as part of our measured and scalable approach to enforcing the court-ordered injunction.”Images that emerged from the camp on social media — most media were not permitted near the actual site — showed a chaotic scene as officers attempted to jump the barricade.Some protesters were thrown to the ground in a tight area, and several officers were armed with assault-style rifles.“You also see an embarrassing sequence of events where highly trained police are pushing people to the ground,” said Walby, who has studied the increasing militarization of police. “I don’t think any SWAT team member or leader or trainer would look at those images and say that’s a best practice in Canadian policing.”Typically, police employ a “one-plus-one” rule of escalation that says officers use one level of force greater than the resistance they’re facing. But Walby said he saw no indication police, confronted with a seemingly peaceful blockade, followed that rule “in an appropriate manner.”Carla Lewis, a local who was at another roadblock on Monday, said the police buildup in recent days was quite apparent.“It was absolutely crazy the police force they had out there,” she said Tuesday. “I think we ended up counting about 23 cruisers, just tons of police, a lot of them had camouflage gear. They looked like military, so there was a lot of confusion about whether the military was there, but it was just the tactical unit.”Lewis said there was a commitment to peace and a political resolution at the blockade. “But it escalated quickly as you can see in the video,” she said. “There were no weapons out there. It definitely wasn’t a violent camp.”The B.C. intervention is another example of the increasing use of such SWAT units when they aren’t needed, Walby said.“We found that all these police services have these teams now, but they don’t really have anything to use them for,” he said. “So they end up getting used for things they are not intended for.”But Michel Wilson, a former Montreal police officer for 31 years who commanded tactical and anti-riot units during his career, said police would want to be prepared.“Police officers don’t take any chances, and they have the equipment on hand,” he said, noting the RCMP team on the ground was comprised of a mix of tactical and other officers.Sometimes, heavily armed officers are viewed as an offensive weapon but can be employed as a defensive, dissuasive measure. Ultimately, the security of everyone involved is the police priority, Wilson said.Wilson said during his career, the tactical units were deployed about 400 times a year in Montreal, mainly in high-risk settings.“It’s always the goal — we don’t want excessive violence and they (tactical officers) have to have the equipment in case something happens,” Wilson said.Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgAvid Manchester United fan and cancer patient Lloyd Burton’s dream came true when he met his hero David Beckham.David Beckham With Lloyd BurtonThe pair met while filming for Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which funds ground breaking research to bring new and kinder treatments to patients to beat cancer sooner.Beckham took time out of his busy schedule to meet the young fan, aged 11, whose budding football career was tragically cut short when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour (medulloblastoma) in May last year. Lloyd has undergone rigorous treatment for his cancer including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy which has left him with life-changing side effects and Lloyd now uses a wheelchair. Before his diagnosis, Lloyd had been scouted by clubs including Man United, Aston Villa, Port Vale and Shrewsbury for their junior teams.The surprise meeting – which was aired during Stand Up To Cancer’s TV show on Friday 17th October – shows Lloyd talking to David about their shared passion for Manchester United and what David’s been up to since retiring from his football career. David also quizzes Lloyd about any girlfriends he has at school and reveals some lessons about boys he’s teaching his little girl Harper, the youngest of the Beckham brood.Lloyd said: “I had no idea that I was going to meet David Beckham, it was such a brilliant surprise! He was really nice and we chatted lots. He told me a bit about his family and other normal stuff and we talked about football quite a lot too. I love football and Beckham is one of my favourite players so I’ll always remember that day.”Lloyd and his family – parents Di and David and his two older sisters Hannah and Issy – are all rallying behind the campaign.Lloyd’s mother, Di, said: “It’s an understatement to say that these past few months have been the hardest for our family; there are days that feel impossible to get through and unfortunately we know that there will be more difficult days to come. So it was such a joy to see Lloyd when he met David – he couldn’t believe his eyes, he was so excited and for a few minutes he was speechless. The meeting with David provided Lloyd with a small respite from his every day challenges and brought a little bit of sunshine into his life. David chatted and really put Lloyd at ease, he was totally thrilled by the whole experience.“Lloyd has been so brave and we’re really proud of him. Sharing his story as part of Stand Up To Cancer is incredibly important to our whole family. If our experience can encourage and inspire others to support the vital research that this campaign funds, then something positive will have come out of it.”Martin Ledwick, head information nurse at Cancer Research UK, said: “Thanks to research, today two thirds of children will survive medulloblastoma for five years or more. But unfortunately some children will experience long term side effects from the treatments used against the disease. The funds raised through Stand up to Cancer will speed up the development of more effective and kinder cancer treatments to help more people beat the disease and live a long life unaffected by side effects.”In 2012, Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising total exceeded £8m funding 12 clinical trials across the UK and this year’s aim is to do even better. The 2014 campaign is encouraging people to join the front line against cancer this autumn by fundraising, buying merchandise and tuning in to the live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 17th October. The culmination of activities will see stars from TV, music, film and fashion joining forces to galvanize the nation to show cancer, that it’s payback time.For more information about the campaign and how to fundraise, go to: www.standuptocancer.org.uk or follow Stand Up To Cancer UK on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more


The Sri Lankan high commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam, on Tuesday rubbished the controversial video showing the bullet-ridden body of the 12-year-old son of LTTE’s slain chief V. Prabhakaran calling it “motivated” and “concocted”.In an interview to Headlines Today, Kariyawasam also raised questioned about the timing of the video, wherein the body of Prabhakaran’s son Balachandran was shown stripped to the waist with five bullet injuries on the chest. “This is a motivated video… It is a concocted story and the video is morphed. They should provide video to us. This has come just ahead of the UNHRC resolution,” Kariyawasam said. The envoy said that external intervention from those who were far away was counterproductive and claimed that the LTTE-run groups in some western countries were behind this “propaganda”. Kariyawasam said the resolution in UNHRC in Geneva was uncalled for as it wanted to force the island nation and that Sri Lanka was already studying the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Reacting to the ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu and in New Delhi, Kariyawasam said, “India is our best friend we are confident they will take the right decision… Some of our brothers from Tamil Nadu have got it all wrong. We can work together to help Tamils in Sri Lanka. I want to invite them to visit Sri Lanka to see the truth for themselves.” read more


Shaima Rezayee, 24, a former presenter with the privately-owned television station Tolo TV, was shot dead on 18 May in the capital Kabul, and is the first media personality to have been assassinated for her professional activities in Afghanistan since the end of the war in 2001.UNESCO reported the non-governmental organization (NGO) Reporters Without Borders as saying that Ms. Rezayee was fired in late March after several clerics in Kabul said her show was “anti-Islamic,” and should be taken off the air. Tolo TV was reportedly the target of near-constant criticism from religious leaders.”I condemn the murder of Shaima Rezayee,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said today, adding: “On no account can murder be considered as an instrument for cultural policy and it is outrageous to think that musical programming can justify the taking of life.”The killing of Ms Rezayee is a cowardly criminal act that must be punished, to help Afghanistan move away from the obscurantist fanaticism that has caused immense suffering to so many people in the country in the recent past.” read more


first_imgSulNOx Fuel Fusions, a leading global producer and supplier of fuel emulsion technology, and the University of Cambridge’s Department for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) have signed a two-year research project to determine detailed scientific knowledge of SulNOxEco™ Fuels – the proven fuel emulsion that significantly reduces harmful emissions and fuel consumption.The two-year partnership represents the next landmark for SulNOx. Using unique fuel emulsification technologies, the company supports all users of hydrocarbon fuels (fossil and synthetic) in reducing pollution from exhaust emissions. One of the company’s immediate target markets is mining, as is power generation.When combined with standard fuels and water, SulNOxEco Fuels technology works by lowering flame temperatures in combustion engines to significantly aid the fuel to burn more efficiently, thereby drastically cutting particulate matter (PM) by over 90% and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by over 60%, while achieving up to an 8% improvement in energy efficiency.Stephen Bamford, Chairman, SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc, commented: “SulNOxEco Fuels qualities are well known, presenting quantifiable savings of fuel and fuel costs as well as significantly reducing harmful emissions, including carbon, NOx and PM. In order to scientifically determine the technology behind our solutions, we are delighted to team up with CEB and their world-leading scientists. With their scientific acumen, we will be able to better quantify the processes behind SulNOxEco Fuels’ remarkable results, with the potential to develop the product’s impact even further.”Professor Nigel Slater, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, from CEB, added: “While the practical results of SulNOxEco Fuels technologies are readily provable and well documented, there is a lack of fundamental scientific data to explain how the technology works to support results in the field. CEB aims to provide that detailed and fundamental scientific knowledge. “The project will study closely the factors that provide such improved efficiency and reduced emissions, resulting from the successful and stable emulsification of water with hydrocarbon fuels. By fully understanding the science, further improvements may be possible.“The company has already deployed its technology in various parts of the world and has provided many practical demonstrable results, so we are excited to see how much further we may be able to take this ground-breaking technology.” SulNOx has developed what it describes as “the cheapest, safest and highest quality fuel emulsion on the world market today, with the ability to significantly reduce many of the negative environmental impacts caused by the use of hydrocarbons, for both combustion and burning.“SulNOx has achieved an industry breakthrough for an emulsion industry previously plagued by reliability problems. The technology surpasses any other competitor in the market, in that it’s chemical and physical IP and technologies provides for the production of long term, stable emulsified fuel in a continuous process by simply adding to the fuel/water mix as little as 0.2% of the SulNOx emulsifier and passing through SulNOx¹s static mixers. SulNOx fuels are safe, inexpensive and significantly reduce exhaust emission pollutants while increasing efficiency, all at no net cost to the users’ bottom line.”Cambridge University sits at the heart of one of the world’s largest technology clusters. The ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ has created 1,500 hi-tech companies, 14 of them valued at over $1 billion and two at over $10 billion. Cambridge promotes the interface between academia and business, and has a global reputation for innovation.last_img read more


first_img Feb 5th 2017, 10:00 PM Image: Yorgos Karahalis/PA Images Sunday 5 Feb 2017, 10:00 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha 22,632 Views 97 Comments When someone shares a belief, it is of course subjective whether that view is morally correct or not, and can sometimes be difficult to define.But words have a much more definite meaning – which we have listed here.Right-wingDefinition: “The conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system.”This is usually a type of politics that prefers a more traditional approach to governing: in short, this generally means less State help for individuals and fewer constraints on corporate companies.Right-wing beliefs value tradition, leave individuals to ‘fend for themselves’ (think of the American ideal of ‘work hard and you’ll succeed’) and prioritise economic freedom. People described as ‘right wing’ often don’t believe the State should provide free education or healthcare.In general, they want the ‘freedom to succeed’ over equality.Alt-right Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen from France, right, and Dutch populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. Source: Michael ProbstThe alt-right is a term used to describe a ‘new wave’ or surge in support for anti-immigration, pro-nationalist policies, which are often associated with supporters of right-wing politics.“I think the new wave is populist more than right-wing,” says Emanuel Coman, lecturer in political science at Trinity College Dublin. “Trump has pushed forward this wave of anti-immigration – but he’s also anti-trade deals and anti-globalisation, which makes him more of a populist than a conservative.” Supremacist, Nazi, racist: Do you know the difference? We’ve cleared some of the confusion around terms used to (correctly and incorrectly) describe right-wing politics. Image: Yorgos Karahalis/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3219397 RIGHT-WING, FASCIST, supremacist.These terms are often used in the bowels of the internet during political arguments, but they’re not always used correctly.With the rise of the ‘alt-right’ there is more and more interest in how to define various right-wing beliefs, and increased confusion over what they mean. Share255 Tweet Email1 Source: Merriam-Webster/Twitter The best word to describe Trump is populist.“Marine Le Pen is something similar, there is a difference there from her father – she’s not that right-wing, it’s more tame, and more electable.”Far-rightDefinition: “The extreme right-wing of a political party or group.”This is where you believe in the most extreme versions of conservatism and not only don’t help individuals who need State assistance, but place restrictions on personal freedoms.‘Fascism’ is at the end of the scale of far-right politics, but also involves another element…FascistFascism is a mixture of far-right and authoritarian systems of governing. Although right-wing means there’s minimum government intervention in individual’s lives, authoritarian means that the State intervenes to ensure you obey the authorities’ every command.Fascism restricts your personal freedoms so you’re not free to protest or criticise the government and usually involves heavy State surveillance.There’s also an emphasis on ‘native’ citizens, and a clampdown on minorities to grow the ‘indigenous’ population. A fascist would be a believer in this way of governing.NaziHistorically, this means a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, but has been adopted recently to mean a person with extreme racist or authoritarian views – or a fascist.During Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, he played on the depressed state of the indebted German nation, and built hope by blaming outsiders for their economic depression. This led to a persecution of Jews, the Polish community, homosexuals, people of colour, people with disabilities, and the gypsy community.‘Nazi‘ is an abbreviation of the German word Nationalsozialist, meaning ‘national socialist’, probably by analogy with Sozi, from Sozialist, or ‘socialist’.NationalistDefinition (nationalism): ”1. Patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. 2. An extreme form of patriotism marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.”This term can be quite confusing depending on the context: although there’s nothing inherently negative about the first term – which effectively means to be proud of your country, there is seen to be something malicious in believing your country is ‘superior’ to others.(And by extension assuming the people of your country are superior.)If you mean the first term, it’s probably best to use the word ‘patriotic’ instead, than to use nationalist – especially since in its current usage, it seems to be used for its second meaning.RacistDefinition: ”A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.”Pretty clear. What can be confusing, is defining what ‘race’ is and that the idea of race (as separate from a nationality) doesn’t have any real meaning, and is a social construct that is kind of racist in itself.SupremacistDefine: “An advocate of the supremacy of a particular group, especially one determined by race or sex.”So a racist is a type of supremacist, and a white supremacist is someone who believes in white people’s supremacy over those whose skin is a different shade. The prefix defines what kind of prejudice a supremacist has.It’s often difficult to define a person’s entire beliefs as completely right-wing or conservative, so for the sake of accuracy, it might be helpful to define the specific view you’re debating them on as right-wing, or nationalist, for example.Read: Meet the man championing musicians who were captured by the NazisRead: ‘These ideas won’t wash with Irish people’: Why the alt-right has little standing in Ireland 📈Top 5 lookups right now, in order: 1. fascism2. sex (this is always in the top 10)3. anathema4. Svengali5. bigotGood night!— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 31, 2017 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


first_imgAn attic fire damaged a house this morning in the Oakbrook neighborhood.The blaze was reported about 7:48 a.m. at the house at 3314 N.E. 101st Court, off Burton Road. The two people inside managed to escape safely and no one was injured, said Vancouver firefighter-spokesman Kevin Stromberg.The two had awoken to a strange, smoky smell and then saw their neighbor run across the street to their house, saying the house was on fire. Responding four minutes later, firefighters brought the fire under control 15 minutes later, Stromberg said.The fire caused $145,000 in damage; the home is unlivable, Stromberg said. The fire appeared to be unintentional and started from chimney smoke from a fire in the fireplace that had slipped into the attic and spread, fire officials said.last_img


first_imgHonda’s much-awaited Mobilio MPV launch is just around the corner. It is now official that Honda will introduce Mobilio in India in a few months.Mobilio, which made its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, has now been previewed on the company’s India website, with the ‘launching in a few months’ tag. Built on Honda’s popular Brio hatchback platform, the Mobilio is speculated to go into production in June 2014 at the company’s Greater Noida plant and is expected to hit the domestic market between July and September. The car will be pitted against Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia in the domestic market and is expected to fall in the price brackets of ₹6 lakh to ₹8.50 lakh (ex-showroom).The MPV will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines in the country. The petrol model of the car will pack 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor, which can churn out a power of 117bhp, and the diesel variant will come with 98bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit, which powers Honda’s popular City and Amaze. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual and CVT gearbox. While the diesel model of MPV Mobilio is expected to deliver 26 kmpl, the petrol version of the car is likely to give 18 kmpl.Auto lovers in India are also waiting for the launch of 2014 Honda Jazz. Although there has been no word on the Jazz launch as of now, previous reports suggested that it will undergo production in July this year at the company’s new Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Under the hood, the petrol version of the Jazz is speculated to pack the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers Amaze and Brio, which can generate a power of 87bhp, with a torque of 110Nm at 4800rpm. The diesel Jazz is likely to pack a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor, which can pump 100PS of power and 200Nm torque.In March, Honda India posted the highest ever monthly sales, recording 83.4 per cent increase in its domestic sales at 18,426 units. Honda sold 18,426 units in March, as against the 10,044 units in the corresponding month last year. In March, Honda sold 1,456 units of its small car Brio, while its Amaze and City offerings stood at 7,374 and 9,518 respectively.(Ed: VP)last_img read more


first_imgಖ್ಯಾತ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಕಲಾವಿದ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಹಿರಿಯ ನಟ ಶ್ರೀ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಅವರ ನಿಧನದ ಸುದ್ದಿ ತಿಳಿದು ತೀವ್ರ ದುಃಖವಾಗಿದೆ. ಇವರ ಅಗಲಿಕೆಯಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗ ಬಡವಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ದುಃಖದ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ದೇವರು ಇವರ ಕುಟುಂಬಕ್ಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ದುಃಖವನ್ನು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿ ನೀಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. pic.twitter.com/JefoR5vDwa— Chowkidar B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) May 2, 2019Great soul and great personality. Heartfelt condolences. You will be missed forever sir?May his soul rest in peace ? pic.twitter.com/7SUtBnWBdm— sharan (@sharanhruday) May 2, 2019Nata Ratnakara, cultured comedian Master Hirannaiah is no more. His contribution to Kannada film industry will be remembered forever.May his soul attain Sadgathi, my thoughts are with his friends & family at this hour of grief.#OmShanthi pic.twitter.com/gZjVQdIXGx— Chowkidar Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) May 2, 2019 ಇಂದಿನ ಮೆಜಸ್ಟಿಕ್ ಬಸ್ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ ಅಂದು “ಹಿರಣಯ್ಯ ಮಿತ್ರಮಂಡಲಿ”ಬಿಡಾರ!ನನ್ನ 1976ರಲ್ಲಿ ಇವರ ನಾಟಕ ನೋಡಲು ಅಪ್ಪಅಮ್ಮನ ಜೊತೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ!ನಮ್ಮ ಸೋದರಮಾವ ರಂಗನಟ Tmಭಧ್ರಾಚಲ ನಾಟಕದ ಟಿಕೆಟ್ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು!ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಂತಿದ್ದ ಆದಿನಗಳಬಾಲ್ಯ ನೆನಪಾಯಿತು!ಇವರ ದೇವದಾಸಿ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಹಾಡು ಹಾಡಿ 9ನೆ ತರಗತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾರಿತೋಷಕಪಡೆದಿದ್ದೆ ಓಂಶಾಂತಿ. pic.twitter.com/HiC6dcsoMm— Chowkidar?ನವರಸನಾಯಕ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ (@Jaggesh2) May 2, 2019 ಹಿರಿಯ ರಂಗಕರ್ಮಿ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯನವರು ವಿಧಿವಶರಾದ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಕೇಳಿ ತೀವ್ರ ಬೇಸರವಾಗಿದೆ.ಸಮಾಜದ ಅಂಕುಡೊಂಕುಗಳನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದುವ ಕಥಾವಸ್ತುವೇ ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾಗಿರುವ ಅವರ ನಾಟಕಗಳು ಜನಮಾನಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಸದಾ ಸ್ಮರಣೀಯವಾಗಿವೆ.ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಅವರ ಅಗಲಿಕೆಯ ದುಃಖವನ್ನು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಭಗವಂತ ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ಕರುಣಿಸಲಿ ಎಂದು‌ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.— H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) May 2, 2019 ಕನ್ನಡ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿಯ ಮಹಾನ್ ಕಲಾವಿದ,ನಟ ರತ್ನಾಕರ ಬಿರುದಾಂಕಿತ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯರವರು ಇಂದು ವಿಧಿವಶರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಚಿರಶಾಂತಿ ಸಿಗಲೆಂದು ಮತ್ತು ಅಗಲಿಕೆಯ ದುಃಖವನ್ನು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಭಗವಂತನು ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬ, ಸ್ನೇಹಿತ ಮತ್ತು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿ ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಲೆಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಓಂ ಶಾಂತಿ. pic.twitter.com/vBRDqKTilI— Chowkidar Pratap Simha (@mepratap) May 2, 2019 Master Hirannaiah passes away.Veteran Kannada actor and theatre artist, Master Hirannaiah passed away on Wednesday, 2 May. He was suffering from age-related ailments. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Bengaluru at the age of 85 and survived by his wife and five children. He was born to K Hirannaiah, who is considered as a pioneer in theatre and a ‘Cultured Comedian’, in 1934 in Mysuru. He took over the reins of K.Hirannaiah Mitra Mandali, founded by his father in 1953, after his death. Lanchavathara, Nadu Beedhi Narayana and Brushtachara were some of his popular plays. He also acted in over 30 films that include Chor Guru Chandal Shishya, Operation Antha, Harakeya Kuri, No 73, Shanthi Nivasa, and Hudgeer Saar Hudgeeru.Among the plays, it was Lanchavathara which made him a household name among Kannadigas as fiercely took on the corruption. This play had over 12,000 shows across the globe. His way of using humour and satire to throw light on the serious societal issues earned him huge fan following. Not just on corruption, his plays dealt with social evils like dowry, casteism, etc. The veteran preferred theatre to cinema as he could express his views without censorship. Interestingly, his Lanchavatara came under the wrath of the Congress government in 1963 as it attempted to ban the play..Master Hirannaiah believed in the philosophy that the world is a stage run by the God and each one of us should play their roles as per their abilities. In his lifetime, he won innumerable awards that include Dr. Gubbi Veeranna award in 1998.Sandalwood celebrities and politicians have expressed their condolence over his death. Their messages can be read below:Kichcha Sudeepa: #SirMasterHiranaaiah Wil always be very close to my heart. Every frame I worked wth him during #73Shantinivasa is fresh n memorable. Anythn said Wil be very Lil about this bundle of talent who’s contribution to field of art knew no boundaries. Rest in peace Sir.ಕನ್ನಡ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿಯ ಹಿರಿಯ, ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧ ಕಲಾವಿದರಾದ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ರವರು ಇಂದು ವಿಧಿವಶರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ದುಃಖವನ್ನು ತಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬ ಹಾಗೂ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ನೀಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಅವರೊಡನೆ ‘ಗಜ’ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿನಯಿಸಿದ ನೆನಪುಗಳು ಸದಾ ನನ್ನೊಂದಿಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ pic.twitter.com/KDKsd2oN6E— Darshan Thoogudeepa (@dasadarshan) May 2, 2019 ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಮುಖಾಂತರ…ವಿಡಂಬನೆ ರೂಪಾಂತರ ..ಸಮಾಜವನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದಲು ಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ರವರ ಆತ್ಮ ಶಾಂತಿಯುತವಾಗಿರಲಿ..#ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ #ರಂಗಕರ್ಮಿ #RIP— Su Ni (@SimpleSuni) May 2, 2019 ಖ್ಯಾತ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ನಾಟಕಕಾರ,ಚತುರ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಕಲಾವಿದ,ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾದಿ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಇಂದು ವಿಧಿವಶರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.84 ವರ್ಷದ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಿರಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಲಂಚಾವತಾರ ದ ಮೂಲಕ ಮನೆಮಾತಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ನೇರ ದಿಟ್ಟ ನುಡಿಗೆ ಹೆಸರುವಾಸಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ ಅವರ ಅಗಲುವಿಕೆ ಕನ್ನಡನಾಡಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟ. ಶ್ರೀ ಅನಂತ ಕುಮಾರ್ ರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ಒಡನಾಟ ಇತ್ತು.— Chowkidar Tejaswini AnanthKumar (@Tej_AnanthKumar) May 2, 2019last_img read more


first_imgBy The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House staffer is claiming in a new book that President Donald Trump has exhibited a “mental decline that could not be denied.”An excerpt from Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s new book was published Thursday by DailyMail.com.In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Omarosa Manigault arrives at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Former President Donald Trump aide and “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman has a memoir coming that her publisher calls “explosive” and “jaw-dropping.” The book is called “Unhinged.” Gallery Books announced Thursday that it will be released on Aug. 14. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)The former reality television star, who appeared on Trump’s “The Apprentice” and later served as an assistant to the president, says she was disturbed by a famous interview Trump gave to Lester Holt.She writes that, while watching the interview on television, she “realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain” and that his “mental decline could not be denied.”She says, “I kept thinking, ‘Oh no! Oh no! This is bad!”The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more


first_imgPhoto: @BasTheFox Trans Pride Brighton. Photo: @Noomoid Twitter Trans women, men, non-binary people and allies turned out with the slogan #LwiththeT very much present.No repeat of London anti-Trans protestsFortunately there was no repeat of the radical feminist campaigners who marred the London Pride event with their anti-trans protest.Crowds set off at 12 noon for the 1.3 mile parade ending in Brunswick Square where the main events are now underway. These include a range of music, spoken word, poetry, as well as community stalls.The light cover of clouds kept the heat off the parade during their march and then the sun came out to play just as the fun started in the Square.Many also sent messages of support for the march via social media.‘Trans people have endured a vicious media campaign this year: so I hope this is a day of solidarity, defiance, love and pride’, Gay left-wing author Owen Jones wrote on Twitter.Business woman Caroline Ellis, who is chairperson of The finance Lab, tweeted a message calling for lesbians to support the Trans community.‘Calling on my lesbian sisters. We need to keep being visible and loud supporting our trans siblings.’With these vocal calls of support behind them, those attending the Trans Pride parade got on with making it their day in Brighton.Here’s our pic of some of the best moments from those enjoying the Trans Pride fun on the coast…Photo: @schuschu1803 Photo: @katieloukhaos Photo: @ruth_hunt Photo: @NUS_LGBT The Trans Pride Brighton parade kicked off earlier today with a sea of white, blue and pink flags taking over the coastal city. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Photo: @TPrideBrighton Photo: @Wayne_David81 Photo: @UglaStefania Photo: @J_Arbuckle Photo: @uhh_kate Put the T first at this weekend’s Trans Pride Brighton paradeThe #LwiththeT campaign made us cry tears of joy, but now we need to go a step furtherThe #LwiththeT campaign made us cry tears of joy, but now we need to take it furtherRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/18-pics-celebrating-the-best-of-trans-pride-in-brighton/ Photo: @Femme_Fhtagn Photo: @Dicpagebrighton Photo: @misty_mina Photo: @lily_dart eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Photo: @dostufftogether Photo: @Sinister_Sword Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Photo: @stormwarning Photo: @BasTheFoxlast_img read more


first_img March 6, 2012 426 Views in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Debt Crisis Euro European Union Fixed-Rate Mortgage Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bonds Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Treasury Department Treasury Yields Zillow 2012-03-06 Ryan Schuette Sharecenter_img All-time highs for housing affordability persisted this week as interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages hovered near their record-breaking lows, a sign that Europe continues to ward off investors.[IMAGE]Real estate Web site “”Zillow””:http://www.zillow.com/ found only a minor shift for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, which lingered between 3.70 percent and 3.75 percent before nestling at 3.69 percent Tuesday.The 15-year loan stayed near 2.95 percent, along with rates for 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) that averaged 2.65 percent, according to the Web site.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Mortgage rates rose late last week as positive U.S. economic news offset ongoing concerns about Europe’s economic situation,”” “”Erin Lantz””:http://12.129.17.108/profile/Erin-Lantz/, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, said in a statement.She said rates climbed back down to historic lows as concerns about Spain’s deficit “”renewed doubt about the long-term feasibility of the [European Union’s] fiscal pact.””The fate of Europe remains of chief concern to wary investors, who continue to leave for safe-haven U.S. Treasury debt overseas.Lenders benchmark interest rates for mortgage products against Treasury yields, which expand or contract as investors finance government debt.This week Greece will reportedly ask investors to accept write-downs by more than 50 percent, a debt swap that government officials hope will secure at least 75 percent in participation, according to “”_Bloomberg News_””:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-04/greece-debt-swap-deadline-this-week-to-show-if-europe-moving-past-crisis.html.The news service said that the debt swap would meet a critical requirement of the second bailout cleared by euro zone finance ministers last week. Lantz added that Zillow expects rates to fluctuate unless markets react sharply to news from Greece this week. Mortgage Rates Ride Rollercoaster Ahead of Greek Deadlinelast_img read more


first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   B-Train and Paige Dimakos take a look at the Rex Ryan-led Bills, Cardinals cornerback Marcus Cooper and Buffalo’s new offensive coordinator, Anthony Lynn, in this episode of Birdgang Breakdown. Top Stories The Buffalo Bills’ backs are up against the wall.How does that bode for the Arizona Cardinals?Bertrand Berry, host of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Off The Edge show and former Cardinals defensive end, doesn’t think Bruce Arians and Co. will come out flat on the road. There’s reason to believe they might considering the Bills’ urgency after an 0-2 start that came to a head with the firing of their offensive coordinator, Greg Roman.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more


first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2019 6:24 am PDT AMSTERDAM — On the day Anne Frank would have turned 90, the museum dedicated to keeping alive her story has brought together schoolchildren and two of the Jewish diarist’s friends at the apartment where she lived with her family before going into hiding from Nazis who occupied the Netherlands during World War II.It was on her 13th birthday — June 12, 1942 — that Anne received her first red checkered diary, calling it “maybe one of my nicest presents.”On Wednesday, the Anne Frank Museum invited two of Anne’s former classmates, who both attended her 13th birthday party, to the apartment to discuss her legacy with students.A table in one of the rooms was covered with gifts she received, including a replica of her first diary.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img On Anne Frank’s 90th birthday, her friends meet studentslast_img read more


first_imgEducation Minister Costas Hambiaouris appeared troubled on Friday after pupils in Limassol told him they were unhappy because of the amount of homework they were given and the need to take private lessons.The minister took a tour of schools in Limassol and heard about the problems pupils in gymnasiums and lyceums face on a daily basis.“It is the pressure the children feel, we are honestly upset by the fact that some children said they are unhappy due to the workload they had and because they were forced to attend lessons in the afternoon,” the minister.“You understand this can no longer go unnoticed,” he added, pointing out that these problems have been discussed since the 80s.The minister said it hurt to hear a child say they were unhappy and that something must be done to stop it.Hambiaouris said the ministry on its own could not make the necessary changes and urged unions, parents and political parties, to join forces and make the changes.“We must dare,” he said.The minister said he had not promised children anything he could not implement but he pledged to study the matter and put it to all those involved with education.You May LikeTummyTuckHipoSee Where 66-Year-Old Pierce Brosnan Lives TodayTummyTuckHipoUndoOnline Bank Accounts | Search AdsHave you ever thought about a new Bank Account? See HereOnline Bank Accounts | Search AdsUndoElvenar – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveElvenar – Free Online GameUndo Film review: Child’s Play ***UndoClear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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Olsen said "full stop" Further Olsen said "we have no credible information" that the group "is planning to attack the US" ISIS Olsen said "is not al Qaeda pre-9/11" So is the group a direct threat to Americans at home and is Obama right to increase military action against the group Holder says the danger comes from the combination of westerners joining ISIS and the expert bomb-makers working for the al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) It is not clear what if any evidence exists of such collaboration yet On the one hand AQAP has issued statements in support of ISIS and both groups are active in Syria and Iraq; on the other al Qaeda and ISIS split in the last year after a debate over tactics and territory Several senior administration officials tell TIME they have seen no evidence of direct contact between individual members of AQAP and ISIS That said ISIS doesn’t have to threaten Americans at home to warrant military action against them abroad US officials argue The groups military successes in Syria and Iraq threaten US and European interests in the Middle East Obama says "We did an assessment on the ground" Obama told Meet The Press on Sept 7 and concluded that to protect American personnel and diplomatic facilities the US needed "to launch air strikes to ensure that towns like Erbil were not overrun critical infrastructure like the Mosul Dam was protected and that we were able to engage in key humanitarian assistance programs that have saved thousands of lives" And the potential threat of ISIS targeting the US in the future is real administration officials say More conservative observers like Olsen agree that it is better to go on the offensive against ISIS now than to risk them becoming a bigger threat to Americans later "ISIL poses a multi-faceted threat to the United States" Olsen said at Brookings and it "views the US as a strategic enemy" He says ISIS "has the potential to use its safe haven to plan and coordinate attacks in Europe and the US" Foreign fighters joining ISIS "are likely to gain experience and training and eventually to return to their home countries battle-hardened and further radicalized” Olsen says "Allowed to proceed on the path theyre on in other words left unchecked they would turn their sights more to the West and potentially to the United States" Olsen says That presumably is the case Obama will make to the American people on Wednesday evening Contact us at editors@timecomThe position is unique in Minnesota"We are the only ones in the state with this position who is really focusing on it like this" said Richie Bean whose title is Rx prevention coordinatorHe said Cass County which only has a population of about 28500 people will become a hub for some of the most targeted efforts to combat opiate addictionHe will work from the Pine River-Backus Family Center and is the first to hold this position which started Jan 1 thanks to a five-year substance abuse grant from the stateWith the family center he is forming community coalitions and working to raise awareness of and resistance to the epidemicOpioid abuse and addiction might not seem to be pandemic in the county Overdoses are often seen as indicators of a drug issue in communities but that indicator isn’t necessarily the case in Cass CountyThere are however indications that opioid abuse may be more prevalent than believed That is why the county was chosen for this grant he said"I was a little confused when they first started talking to me about this" Bean said "Then I began to research it and one of the things I found and one of the reasons the state chose Cass County is that in Cass County for every 100 people there are 1006 opioid prescriptions written in a year To put that in perspective Cass County has approximately 28000 people in it In 2016 they wrote over 29000 opioid prescriptions in Cass County alone"On average other counties prescribe 50-70 opioid prescriptions per 100 peopleHowever Bean sees other problems too"The problem we are seeing isn’t so much the opioid abuse in our county" Bean said "It’s heroin Eighty percent of all heroin users abused prescription drugs before they became heroin users What is happening is they get the prescriptions from dentists or doctors wherever they go and then they are getting addicted Once they get addicted it gets harder and harder to get a prescription refill It’s harder and harder to get more opioids"Bean said heroin is surprisingly easy to get in Cass County as well as fairly cheap making it a tempting substitute for those already addicted to prescription opioidsA Minnesota Department of Health map infographic of drug overdose deaths by county in 2016 shows that Cass County had zero opioid overdose deaths among residents The same map from 2000 showed zero overdose deaths with between one and five deaths in 2010 The maps demonstrate the growth of the opioid epidemic While most counties in the state reported zero opioid deaths in 2000 there was a visible increase by 2010 and many counties had at least one opioid overdose death in 2016Not your typical drugOpioid abuse isn’t always visible and the first-hand impacts on users aren’t necessarily obvious in a community especially where overdose deaths are uncommon However even where users aren’t overdosing abuse correlates with an increase in social services Abuse of this drug like many others affects families"We are having a lot more issues with social services" Bean said "A lot more kids involved in the foster programs A lot more kids needing in-home social services like CSS (county social services) workers and things like that A lot more home visitors Problems with WIC agents home agents neonatal problems and developmental problems with our younger population We are seeing that with that portion of social services"Children in these households are sometimes more likely to be developmentally disabled or they are missing life lessons like potty-training shoe tying and dressing Children in these households are requiring more help in schools"When we talk about a drug epidemic going on in our county" Bean said "we’re not talking about deaths We have relatively few deaths but we are talking about a huge financial cost to our social services schools and our families"Prescription opioids are not a typical drug in many ways They have a legitimate use They aren’t bought from a shady dealer They are prescribed by a doctor or sometimes stolen from friends and family Bean said 48 percent of pills being abused come from family members That’s a number that could be reduced if pills are properly disposed of rather than stored Dr Peter Henry chief medical officer with Essentia Health agreed"The great majority of people experimenting with these are teenagers or young adults who get them out of medicine cabinets of their relatives immediate family or grandparents" Henry said "When you have one of these medications prescribed to you you should make sure you don’t just keep it in your medicine cabinet where it can often be diverted to an illicit use"Abusers are often getting their pills from friends or relatives for free "doctor hopping" to get prescriptions from multiple physicians to avoid detection or stealing them from friends or relatives Henry said less than 3 percent are being purchased from drug dealersHigh risk of addictionOpioids are more addictive than people might think Five percent of people who are prescribed opioids for just one day will develop a dependency Henry said there is a nearly 1:1 correlation between the number of days a person takes opiates and his or her chance of still taking opiates a year laterBean shared statistics that support that correlation Of those who take a prescription opioid for 30 days 30 percent will be dependent or addicted The longer someone takes opiates the more likely they are to become dependent on them Likewise the amount of opiates used correlates with addiction or dependency"Once you get beyond three to five days of an acute opiate prescription your likelihood of being on opiates a year later is dramatically increased" Henry said "That’s a critical time frame three to five days Most of the new guidelines show if you can reduce prescription totals to less than three days or 100 morphine equivalent units for the initial prescriptions then you reduce the likelihood of being on opiates long term"There is also a correlation between the number of refills and the likelihood of long-term useHenry said half of opiate overdoses involve a prescription opiate but for some people opioids are not the end of the addiction Once prescriptions run out opiates become that gateway drug to heroinCombating the epidemicBean’s position is designed to use this type of information to combat the opioid epidemic in Cass County with the help of educators and health professionals Knowing that opioids are coming from family medicine cabinets and knowing how fast addiction can take hold Bean said there are efforts now to encourage doctors to help patients manage pain while prescribing fewer opioidsThat can mean prescribing fewer pills or none at all in some cases and seeking alternative pain management"Essentia and the medical communities are moving forward to do things but one of the things we are finding is the average MD receives eight hours of training of how to manage pain for a patient" Bean said "For a veterinarian they get 80 hours of instruction for managing pain in their patients That doesn’t correlate but that’s still a huge difference"Essentia Health has developed a program called Chronic Opiate Analgesic Therapy (COAT) based on scientific research Henry said all primary care physicians and advanced care providers have been educated on the COAT programUnder COAT Essentia Health has reduced the number of chronic pain sufferers started on opiate therapy by 35 percent Essentia has also reduced the number of chronic pain sufferers on opiates as a whole by 35 percentLikewise Essentia has reduced prescription of opiates for acute pain sufferers preferring the use of surgeries that cause less pain use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications use of ice or heat immobilization and nonaddictive medications like topical anesthetics (lidocaine patches for example)Henry said most chronic pain sufferers are experiencing muscle-related back pain fibromyalgia and headaches He also said medical professionals are becoming more aware that opiates are not only inappropriate for many chronic pain sufferers but also counterproductive"We weren’t saying we wouldn’t prescribe them" Henry said "We were just saying we wanted to make sure they were being prescribed for an appropriate diagnosis recognizing that long-term opiates probably have no role in control or management of these types of pain as they cause significant adverse effects and they also in time become very ineffective They cause hyperalgesia or an increase in pain"Essentia’s program to reduce opiate prescription applies only to non-cancerous causes of pain and non-terminal patientsHenry said Essentia’s next goal is to increase services to help those who have become opiate dependent or addicted In Minnesota medical assisted therapy for opiate addiction is low"There is a significant shortage in the number of people who have the ability to prescribe that medication assisted therapy within the state of Minnesota across all the organizations in our state" Henry saidThe Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Yobe state has blamed the low turnout of registered voters on the security situation in the state as it registered only 27768 voters in 17 local government areas of the state since the commencement of the exercise in April this year Barrister Waziri Zannah the INEC administrative officer in the state made this disclosure on Friday while chatting with journalists in his office According to him there are 17 registration centres in the state of which 14 are located in the local government area INEC offices while the three centres are located in Gujba Gulani and Yunusari local government areas “In Gujba local government area the registration centre was relocated to the local government Secretariat the one of Gulani is also relocated to the local government secretariat while in Yunusari local government area the centre was relocated to Mozogun primary school Barrister Waziri said the commission has received series of complaints with regards to the station of the registration centres which resulted in overcrowding adding that in response to this complaints the commission made provision for additional 6 registration centres in the state He said the centres are: Umar Suleiman primary school in Bade local government area Government Day secondary school Damaturu phase 1 in Damaturu local government kara primary school in Potiskum Central primary school Damagum in Fune local government Ngilewa primary school in Nguru local government and Dispensary in Jakusko local government area According to him the Continuous Voters Registration is meant for only those who have attained the registrable age of 18 years and those who for some reasons could not register in the previous exercise Barrister Zanna called on the public to note the changes and the additional centres adding that those whose names appear in the INEC’s electronic voters register but lost their cards or have mutilated or defaced their PVC should never register again “All that they need to do is to meet the registration officials at the centres for guidance on the steps they need to take to make correction” It took another world war to persuade most Americans that U.” The statement read “The President commends the strength, Vietnam,bruner@time. 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“Nigerian workers enjoin the Federal Government to honour Nigerians and even foreigners who suffered enormous discomfort,” ? Sandler O’Neill & Partners analyst R. aside from sending in a check. but was unsuccessful. otherwise,4 percent from the year before."OnlineThe eastern Minnesota elk project now has a website at elk. Arkansas, meth suppresses the pain — it gets you so high that you forget everything that is going on around you.

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