Gaza City: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired at Israel from the blockaded enclave. The ministry said another Palestinian was hospitalised in the shooting that came after the Israeli army said an attack helicopter and tank had fired at “armed suspects” along the barrier that separates Israel from Gaza. “We just identified a number of armed suspects from Gaza approaching the security fence with Israel. We fired towards them,” the army said a statement posted on its Twitter account. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe latest violence came after Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel late Saturday, the Israeli army said, in the second such attack in 24 hours. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The army said two of the projectiles had been intercepted by its Iron Dome aerial defence system but it did not specify what happened to the third rocket. Air raid sirens had sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsOn Friday Palestinians in Gaza fired a rocket at Sderot, in what the army said was the first such attack since July 12.In response, Israeli warplanes struck at least three targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday but caused no casualties, a Palestinian security source said. The strikes hit a Hamas observation post in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, an unidentified target near Gaza City and open ground near Deir El Balah in the central part of the territory, the source said. An Israeli army statement mentioned only two strikes, against “underground targets belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the northern and central Gaza Strip”. Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, ruled by Islamist movement Hamas, have fought three wars since 2008. And since March 2018, regular protests and clashes have erupted along the border of the blockaded coastal enclave. At least 305 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza or the border area since then, the majority during demonstrations and clashes. Seven Israelis have also been killed in Gaza-related violence over the same period.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Health Minister John Haggie says Newfoundland and Labrador is close to announcing a plan on provincial funding for the abortion pill.Haggie says he wants counselling services in place as part of “a comprehensive package that we would deliver across the province” before announcing a decision on Mifegymiso funding.The two-drug combination terminates pregnancies of up to nine weeks, as an alternative to surgical methods that are currently covered by the province.The federally approved medical abortion drug has been at least partially covered by every other Canadian province.Medical students and practitioners have written an open letter to the premier and health department asking for universal Mifegymiso coverage, as well as supportive resources for physicians prescribing the drug.Haggie said “it’s not going to be a long process” before announcing the government’s funding package.“We’re very near making a decision and being able to roll out a service rather than simply make an announcement about the availability of a particular drug,” Haggie said in an interview Thursday.He said funding “is a fairly straightforward consideration,” in that the province has a mechanism for funding any approved drug.“My concern at the moment is simply just putting a pill, a drug, on the formulary doesn’t address the bigger issue of how women access the counselling services they need before and after, quite frankly, after they have a termination by whatever method.”Activists say the province has a unique need for alternative abortion access.Mifegymiso costs approximately $350, while a surgical abortion can cost as much as $1,500, not including travel costs to a clinic.The province’s year-round abortion clinics are located in St. John’s, putting it out of financial reach for many low-income patients outside the capital.Haggie did not say whether the province will fully or partially fund Mifegymiso.“Ideally we would like to regard ourselves as the insurer of last resort for those people who do have insurance, but quite frankly that’s often an aspirational thing rather than a practical point,” said Haggie.
OTTAWA – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair plans to vote in the French election this weekend, suggesting his support will be directed toward candidate Emmanuel Macron.Mulcair, who holds Canadian and French citizenship, says it is easy for him to choose between an “anti-Europe, extreme right-winger” Marine Le Pen and Macron.Speaking in French today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested he always looks for those who can bring people together rather than divide them.Mulcair says it is understandable the prime minister made this remark.On Tuesday, former Liberal leader Stephane Dion — now the prime minister’s special envoy to the EU and ambassador to Germany — said Canada prefers to see a president who believes European integration is an asset for the world.The second round of voting for the French presidential election is slated for Sunday.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment VANCOUVER – Backstageplay Inc. (NEX‐TSXV Exchange: BP.H) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a private launch party in Toronto on June 26th, at Pravda Vodka Bar where multi-platinum recording artist DAUGHTRY will perform a very special acoustic set and host a meet-and-greet in a personal setting for Company invitees.DAUGHTRY is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris DAUGHTRY, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Since forming, DAUGHTRY has released four studio albums (Daughtry, Leave This Town, Break The Spell and Baptized), scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four GRAMMY nominations, won four American Music Awards, won six Billboard Music Awards, sold over 8.2 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the globe. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s third album, Break The Spell was certified gold within four weeks of its release while their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified gold single, “Waiting For Superman.” Currently, DAUGHTRY is a special guest on the NICKELBACK tour with 44 dates across North America, as well as Toronto and Montreal.“We are delighted to have DAUGHTRY perform at our Backstageplay.com launch party where we will be showcasing our unique gamification platform which marries the vastly popular and lucrative world of online social games with Artists, their music, virtual rewards and their fans. We are honored to be able to host Chris and the band in Toronto while they are in town with this private, intimate performance,” said Scott White Backstageplay’s CEO. Twitter Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Please visit our website at www.backstageplay.com, where you can find a short video and a corporate presentation.Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, including statements regarding the closing of the non-brokered financing, the proposed use of funds, expectation of multiple closings of the private placement, are “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results and future events could materially differ from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that may cause actual results to vary from those made in the forward looking statements described in this document include: timing of completion of financing; changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets; changes in demand and prices for minerals; delays in obtaining approvals, litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments;. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the forward looking statements. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the companies’ forward-looking information. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
19 March 2007There is still “a long way to go” before the United Nations and the Sudanese Government can resolve their differences over the situation in the war-torn Darfur region and the proposed speedy deployment of a hybrid UN-African Union (AU) peacekeeping force to protect civilians and stop the bloodshed there, the top peacekeeping official warned today. Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told a Security Council meeting that the latest written response from Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al Bashir to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s letter detailing the planned force indicated there may be “fundamental strategic differences” over Darfur.“We still have, unfortunately, a long way to go because there may be some fundamental misunderstandings on what are the expectations of the Government of Sudan and what is on offer,” he told journalists following the closed-door meeting.Mr. Guéhenno said the international community has already “waited much too long,” given the level of suffering across Darfur, where more than 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2 million others forced from their homes since 2003. A peace deal signed last year by some of the parties failed to end the fighting between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militias and rebel groups, and the conflict is starting to spill over into neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR).“We do believe that it’s important to have a strong peacekeeping presence there,” he said. “We believe that it’s important to have a political process, but that political process needs to be supported by a solid peacekeeping presence. One supports the other. One without the other will not be sustainable.”Last week Mr. Ban also expressed frustration that Mr. Bashir had raised a number of reservations on ideas relating to the hybrid force and other joint measures involving the UN and the AU to bring peace to Darfur, an impoverished region the size of France on Sudan’s western flank.Mr. Guéhenno said Council members must now play a role in helping the Sudanese Government to overcome its differences on the hybrid force and related issues.Asked if there was a timeline for intervention, given the dire humanitarian situation, the Under-Secretary-General said: “The timeline has been broken many times. I think we should have [had] an answer yesterday.”Mr. Guéhenno added the UN would also continue to discuss the need for a separate UN peacekeeping force in Chad with Government officials from that country. Today’s Council meeting took place on the eve of the first visit to the region by the UN’s new humanitarian chief. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is scheduled to depart tomorrow on a two-week mission to Sudan, Chad and the CAR.Mr. Holmes will begin his trip in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before heading to Juba, in southern Sudan, and then to Darfur in the country’s west. The next leg will be in eastern Chad, with the final stage in northern CAR and that country’s capital, Bangui.Meanwhile, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reports that armed attacks on villages continue in Darfur, with the latest strike against a village north of the West Darfur provincial capital of El Geneina. Villagers in the nearby Jebel Moon area have begun fortifying their defences in anticipation of similar attacks.Also in West Darfur, some 550 Chadian refugees have asked to move away from border areas because of security concerns, with the first batch of 220 successfully moved over the weekend to the camp run by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at Um Shalaya.
“I call on the UN Member States to set up an inquiry into grave, systematic and widespread violations of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and to recommend ways to ensure accountability for possible crimes against humanity,” the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the DPRK, Marzuki Darusman, said in a news release.He and the other experts stressed that reports coming from the DPRK are “extremely serious and disturbing” and that the time has come to shine a light of truth on these allegations by appointing a robust independent international inquiry. In December 2012, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, met with two survivors of the country’s political prison camps – which are believed to be in operation since the 1950s and contain at least 150,000 people – urging the international community to launch an inquiry.In today’s press release, the experts noted that prisoners do not have access to healthcare and very limited food rations resulting in near starvation. Prisoners are allegedly commonly forced to work seven days a week in laborious industries like mining and farming, and sometimes in dangerous conditions. “Many prisoners have been declared guilty of political crimes such as expressing antisocialist sentiments, having unsound ideology, or criticizing the Government,” said El-Hadji Malick Sow, who currently chairs the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. “But all it takes to be sent to the camps is reading a foreign newspaper.”According to the experts, up to three generations of family members of detainees are sent to the camps on the basis of guilt by association, or yeonjwa je.Female prisoners are reportedly subjected to rape or sexual exploitation by prison guards in return for food or less dangerous work assignments, and resultant pregnancies are met with forced abortion or killing, said the Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez. He added that torture is common for breaking the camp rules such as not meeting production quotas. “Escape attempts are allegedly punished by executions, mostly by firing squad or by hanging, which prisoners are frequently made to watch at close range,” said the Special Rapporteur on summary, arbitrary and extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns.In October 2012, the group sent a joint allegation letter to the DPRK Government expressing concern and seeking answers to the apparent use of six labour camps for political prisoners, also known as kwan-li-so, referred to by some as gulags. The group today urged the Government to cooperate fully with the international human rights mechanisms, as they continue to wait for a response from the Government. A detailed report on the human rights situation in the country is expected to be presented on 11 March to the UN Human Rights Council, which is currently meeting in Geneva.Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.
Milk and dairy products from underutilized animals such as llama, donkey or yak should be more widely used to counteract high cow milk prices, the United Nations food agency today said urging Governments to invest in programmes that help poor families keep small dairy livestock. “There is huge scope for developing other dairy species,” said UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) livestock industry officer, Anthony Bennett, highlighting the nutritional and economic resources of these animals.In Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition, a book co-authored by Mr. Bennett, the FAO reported that non-traditional sources of dairy, alongside other species that are already used for milk like buffalo, goat and sheep, can improve nutrition among the most vulnerable groups. Although the term ‘milk’ has become almost synonymous with cow milk, milk from many other species is consumed in different parts of the world. The book covers the milk composition of other major dairy species such as buffalo, goat and sheep, and species that are currently underutilized in dairy production such as alpaca, camel and mithun.In addition to being very high in fat and protein, dairy products from animals such as reindeer or moose may be suitable for the two to six per cent of the population allergic to cow milk.Dairy consumption in developing countries is expected to grow by 25 percent by 2025 as a result of population growth and rising incomes, according to figures cited in the publication, but will likely still be too expensive for most households that subsist on starch or cereal-based diets.“Governments need to address the issue by making nutrition a specific objective in dairy sector development and by investing in programmes that help poor families keep small dairy livestock,” the UN agency said.Currently about 150 million households – some 750 million people – are engaged in milk production around the world, the majority of whom are in developing countries. “A major challenge is for Governments to develop inclusive policies and encourage investment from the private sector that helps these small-scale farmers take advantage of the escalating demand for milk and dairy in developing countries to improve their livelihoods,” Mr. Bennett said.The book also calls for new collaborative initiatives to address the environmental effects of the dairy sector, which accounts for some four per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in addition to increasing pressure on land and water resources. “Producing, processing and distributing milk and dairy products, like other foods, does affect the planet, and ongoing efforts are required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by the sector,” said Mr. Bennett.
The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) has modified the transit schedule, giving students more late-night options.The changes were made to more closely align the bus schedule with the hours students are on campus.“We tried to offer more service during the evenings at the times it’s needed the most,” said Bilal Khan, BUSU Vice-President, Finance and Administration. “From the first classes at 8 a.m. until the last activity that ends at night, which is close to 11 p.m., we want to make sure there’s a sufficient level of service on our major routes.”Hours of service are being extended on six Brock routes, while a new stop has been added on Richmond Street in Thorold to improve service in the student-heavy Winterberry neighbourhood.Through its U-Pass Program, BUSU contributes around $4.5 million each year to transit systems across the region.There had been concern from BUSU and student unions across the province that under the changes to student service fees announced by the Ontario Government last month, transit passes could have been an optional fee.“We feel it’s an essential fee,” Khan said. “We’re worried about how the majority of our students would access our campus if we couldn’t run our dedicated Brock routes.”Fortunately, the Ford government clarified its stance last week, saying that transit passes would be included in a list of fees students can’t opt out of.“After hearing from stakeholders, it is clear that transit passes need to be considered mandatory under our Student Choice Initiative. Ontario students need to have safe access to campus, work and home,” tweeted Colleges and Universities Minister Merrilee Fullerton.Khan applauded the move, pointing out that around 75 per cent of Brock students living in St. Catharines and Thorold use the bus system to access campus on a regular basis.“We were very pleased to see Minister Fullerton’s tweet confirming that U-Pass fees will remain mandatory,” he said. “This is a result of tireless work our team has been doing along with our partners and other stakeholders from across the province. We look forward to continuing our efforts to ensure other essential services are also kept intact, so we can continue to support our students and make their Brock experience more enjoyable.”For more information on the transit options available to the Brock community, visit the BUSU website.
Ohio State then-freshman third baseman Conner Pohl bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorFresh off a series victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a 22-hit, 15-run offensive explosion Sunday, the Ohio State baseball team travels to Iowa to play the Hawkeyes in a three-game weekend series. The Buckeyes (19-8, 2-1 Big Ten) have kept the offensive fire stoked with hits throughout the batting order.“It’s not very common for the bottom of the lineup to be hitting extra-base hits, home runs,” redshirt junior designated hitter Nate Romans said. “It just shows how hard it is to pitch to this lineup one through nine.” On the flipside, the Hawkeyes (16-9, 3-2 Big Ten) have relied on a productive starting rotation to carry them deep into games. With the series pushed back a day due to weather, Friday night starter Nick Allgeyer will take the hill Saturday for Iowa. He’s posted a 2.45 ERA over 44 innings.Following Allgeyer on Sunday will be junior Brady Schanuel, who has recorded 37 strikeouts and a 4.06 ERA. Closing out the weekend rotation is junior Cole McDonald, who has an ERA of 3.52.“We’re just now digging into the scouting report [for those pitchers],” head coach Greg Beals said. “But the game plan’s gonna be driven primarily around what our strengths are and us trying to match-up the strengths of our ball club.” Once the starter has exited, Iowa loves to hand the ball to junior reliever Zach Daniels. After 20 innings of work, opposing hitters manage only a .176 batting average against him.Then again, even the best pitching staffs in the country would face an uphill battle against Ohio State right now. Seven of the nine starting hitters for the Buckeyes hit above .260, with five above .300 and two above .380. As a team, their batting average ranks 13th in the nation.Iowa’s batting order is nothing to scoff at either. Senior catcher Tyler Cropley and junior right fielder Robert Neustrom both bat above .340 with a combined eight home runs. Redshirt junior designated hitter and 2017 Big Ten tournament MVP Chris Whelan returned from injury in March and has been on a tear since, batting .383.“We’re gonna stick to our game plan,” senior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik said. “We’re just gonna keep attacking hitters.”Junior Connor Curlis takes the hill first for Ohio State, looking to improve upon a 4-1 record and 3.52 ERA. Fellow junior Ryan Feltner (3-1, 5.18 ERA) follows on Sunday looking for a fourth consecutive quality start after a rocky beginning to the season. Redshirt senior Adam Niemeyer (2-2, 5.85) rounds out the weekend rotation.
The Ukip MEP who was treated in hospital after an “altercation” with a colleague has insisted his injuries back his claim that he was physically attacked.Steven Woolfe said a medical examination has revealed he suffered injuries to his face, head and body.The 49-year-old, who this week launched a bid to lead his party, has spoken out after the other MEP involved, Mike Hookem, claimed Mr Woolfe started the fight.Mr Hookem’s version of events prompted claims from other Ukip MEPs that Mr Woolfe is unfit to be leader and should abandon his bid.But a spokesman for Mr Woolfe said: “A team of experts independent of the hospital staff were called in to examine physical injuries to Steven’s face, head and body that were inconsistent with just a seizure or a fall as a result of a seizure.”The team of experts also examined other pieces of evidence including clothing and images relating to those injuries.”Their report will shine a different light on claims currently being made in the media.”The latest twist in the row at the heart of Ukip, which is threatening the split the party beyond repair, comes after Mr Woolfe said he had “reached out the hand of friendship” to his alleged attacker.But a spokesman for Mr Hookem said he “stands by the statements that he made in various media interviews on Friday regarding Steve Woolfe”.”Mr Hookem will now be seeking legal advice in relation to Mr Woolfe’s allegations and will be making no further comment at this time,” the spokesman added.Mr Hookem later posted a photo on Twitter showing his unmarked hands, claiming it is evidence that he did not punch Mr Woolfe. 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. Can you see any bruising or abrasions? pic.twitter.com/sXvoCRvtRG— Mike Hookem MEP (@MikeHookemMEP) October 8, 2016 Mr Hookem added: “So I went out of the room into this small anteroom where he came at me. And what occurred was a tussle. Nothing happened. It was literally seconds because the other MEPs followed us in there.”The door opened. I backed off. Steven fell through the door and I went back to sit back down again.”However his account is at odds with Mr Woolfe, MEP for North West England, who told the Daily Mail Mr Hookem “came at me and landed a blow” and that he fell back and hit the door frame.Roger Helmer, another Ukip MEP, questioned whether Mr Woolfe was fit to be leader if an inquiry ordered by Nigel Farage into the bust-up backed Mr Hookem’s version of events.He said: “If it’s concluded that he started, he intentionally started, a fight – if, I stress, if – then that would be a black mark against his ability to stand.”I think as a conclusion of that investigation the party will consider whether disciplinary measures are appropriate and that might have implications for Steven Woolfe’s candidacy,” the East Midlands MEP told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme. However, other sources have told Sky News that a medical assessment of Mr Woolfe reveals bruising on his face consistent with a punch, along with bruising on the back of his head consistent with a fallSources also claim there is photographic evidence of facial injuries taken immediately after the altercation and before Mr Woolfe’s seizure.Mr Hookem has said reports that he punched his Ukip colleague were incorrect. He said: “That’s totally wrong. I never touched him, never hit him, never punched him, never slapped him or anything else I’ve been accused of doing.”After a disagreement over the reasons for Mr Woolfe being barred from the party’s previous leadership contest, Mr Hookem said his colleague told him: “Well if that’s the tone of this meeting, maybe me and you should take it outside the room, mano-a-mano.”He said Mr Woolfe then picked up his jacket and went out of the room. Lisa Duffy, who was runner-up in last month’s leadership election, said party members were “embarrassed” by what had taken place.”Do we want a leader who will get himself involved in an altercation, or do we want a leader who is going to be rational and reflect and deal with things in an appropriate manner?” she told the BBC.”Violence or any kind of offering to go outside is not the way to deal with problems.”Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott said it was “obvious to anybody” that Mr Woolfe could no longer be a candidate.”This really portrays Ukip in an appalling light,” he told BBC2’s Daily Politics programme.”The people who have worked hard for this party, year in, year out – they expect better of their MEPs than what has been seen over the last 24 hours.”European Parliament president Martin Schulz announced that he was launching an investigation into the conduct of the two MEPs, which could see them suspended from voting and their expenses cut.
Nick Staikos, Labor candidate for the Victorian seat of Bentleigh, visited St Raphael’s Greek Orthodox Church Seniors Club in Bentleigh this week with state Labor Shadow Minister Jenny Mikakos. Mr Staikos and Ms Mikakos also visited other seniors clubs and local services in the area. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Stay on target MovieBob Reviews: OKJANetflix News: Dark Crystal, Arrested Development, and an Atwood Series Snowpiercer has been on the page and on the big screen and soon, it could be coming to the small screen.TNT has ordered a pilot for a Snowpiercer TV series, based on Bong Joon-ho’s 2014 film and the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.The series is being produced by Tomorrow Studios, which is already working with TNT on Good Behavior and a Let the Right One In adaptation.If you haven’t experienced either (and why haven’t you?), the story takes place on a perpetually moving train where humanity now lives after an environmental catastrophe plunged the world into an Ice Age. The narrative focuses heavily on class, where the disenfranchised, lower-class people at the back of the train are fighting to get to the front, where the wealthy live.Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton starred in the project, which featured memorable visuals and an absurd science fiction premise that they somehow managed to make work. There are so many post-apocalyptic stories out there, so to showcase and tell one that takes place on a train built with a class hierarchy was risky, but welcome.“Snowpiercer has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”The two-hour film was critically acclaimed upon release, with a 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, although it had a limited release, so it didn’t make a lot of money. One criticism I had of the film was that it felt rushed, especially as our heroes got to the front cars. The graphic novel takes place on a 1,001-car train, so there’s plenty of room to expand on certain cars and lifestyles, along with including more widespread conflicts that occur in the books and the incident that got our characters to this point.Joon-ho is serving as executive producer on the pilot, along with Park Chan-wook and Lee Tae-hun, who produced the film.
Related Items:Olhuveli Beach and Spa resort hosts world Travel Awards 2016, World Travel Awards 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, September 12th, 2016 – Olhuveli Beach and Spa Resort, an idyllic-paradise nestled amid lush tropical vegetation in the Maldives, has been selected to host the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.The prestigious red-carpet event will take place on December 2nd, welcoming industry leaders from around the globe to this internationally acclaimed destination.World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It is an honor to reveal the World Travel Awards will return to the Maldives in December for our Grand Final 2016. This is truly one of the most sought after destinations anywhere on earth, and it will be our pleasure to welcome our nominees to what promises to be the highlight of the tourism calendar. Preparations are already underway for the event and I look forward to greeting the leaders of our booming industry to the Maldives later this year.”With its beautifully designed villas standing over turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and endless sea views the resort if the perfect location to toast the leaders in international hospitality.“We are honored to host the Grand Final of World Travel Awards 2016 at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, and equally delighted to be welcoming the best of the best to this amazing destination. Our group, Sun Siyam Resorts, has already won a couple of accolades at the regional ceremonies and cannot wait for the global announcements in December,” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts.World Travel Awards, too, will be celebrating, rewarding its global winners at the end of the Grand Tour 2016. Regional Gala Ceremonies have already taken place in Tanzania and Peru, with stops scheduled in Italy, Jamaica, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates before the end of the year. Winners from each regional celebration progress to the Grand Final in December.World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
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Wood stove pipe on Fairbanks area home (Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks)Environmental groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement that settles one of two active lawsuits aimed at forcing the agency to take overdue action on Fairbanks-North Pole area air quality. Localized, but extreme wintertime episodes of fine particulate pollution due to wood and fossil fuel burning emissions have long plagued the communities. Clean air advocates see the legal action as a small win in a long-running effort to reduce pollution.Listen nowUnder a court-approved consent decree agreed to by the environmental groups and the EPA, the agency must issue an assessment by the end of August 2017 of the adequacy of a State Implementation Plan laying out measures to reduce Fairbanks and North Pole fine particulate pollution. The agreement essentially prompts overdo action required under the Clean Air Act.“I’m happy we’re moving towards compliance with the Clean Air Act, short-term and long-term, both for the sake of our health and for our economy,” Patrice Lee said. Lee is with Fairbanks based Citizens for Clean Air, which together with Alaska Community Action on Toxics brought the suit.The group’s attorney Kenta Tsuda with Earth Justice said another consent decree still in the public comment phase would resolve a second lawsuit.“And that’s addressing EPA’s inaction under the Clean Air Act with respect to the determination of meeting attainment dates for cleaning up the air,” Tsuda said. “And if it fails to do so, reclassification as a serious non-attainment area.”Reclassification as serious requires a new state plan to address pollution, building on current plan measures like burn bans and a requirement that only dry is burned in wood stoves and boilers. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Air Quality Division Director Denise Koch said the state and Fairbanks North Star Borough will have to re-craft the technical document by a December 2017 EPA deadline.“It was going to be really tough to submit that on time because public process is a very important part, and not a part that we’re going to short-change in any way,” Koch said. “So it’s going to be a big challenge.”Failure to get the plan in on time can result in sanctions, including impacts to federal transportation funding. One other moving part in the local air quality puzzle is a state proposal requesting EPA consider Fairbanks and North Pole air separately. Its inspired by very differing trends. Fairbanks is close to meeting federal standards, while North Pole suffers the worst particulate spikes in the nation
3.Yang Huiyan, Country Garden Holdings, China, Net Worth: $5.9 billion 4. Eduardo Saverin, Co-founder of Facebook, Net Worth: $5.3 billion5. Scott Daniel Duncan, Enterprise Products Partners, Net Worth: $5 billion [Photo N/A]6. Elizabeth A Holmes, CEO of Theranos, Net Worth: $4.5 billion 7. Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb, Net Worth: $3 billion 8. Brian Chesky, Airbnb, Net Worth: $3 billion9. Joe Gebbia, Airbnb, Net Worth: $3 billion 10. Thomas Persson, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Net Worth: $2.7 billion Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s richest person under the age of 35 years, with a net worth of $41.6 billion, according to a Wealth-X report.Two other Facebook co-founders–Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin–also found place on the list of top 10 young billionaires. While Moskovitz stood at the second position with a personal fortune of $9.3 billion, Saverin claimed the fourth spot holding a wealth of $5.3 billion.No Indian name appears in the list of 20 richest youths, which comprises six women. Eleven of the top 20 wealthiest individuals under the age of 35 are from the US alone.Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel (25) is the youngest person on the list, having amassed $1.9 billion.Here is the list of World’s Top 10 Richest Persons Under the Age of 35:1. Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook, Net Worh: $41.6 billion Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote address at Facebook F8 in San Francisco, California March 25, 2015.Reuters FacebookREUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files2. Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook, Net Worth: $9.3 billion
Rahul Gandhi.Twitter/@INCIndiaThe Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Congress president Rahul Gandhi even after he apologised for incorrectly attributing to the top court his “chowkidar chor hai” remark. The apex court, however, allowed him to file a new affidavit by Monday.The move came after Gandhi’s counsel told the court that his client will apologise for attributing the remark to the top courtThe apex court said it will be the third opportunity granted to the Congress President.Gandhi’s counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi offered the apology on behalf of his client a day after the Congress President filed a reply to the apex court’s notice on the issue, in which he had only expressed regret for the comments.In his affidavit, Gandhi said he had made the remark in the “heat of campaigning” and that his comment was not meant to scandalise the court in any manner.The top court had last week issued a notice to him asking him to explain his comment.Singhvi told the apex bench: “There were three errors on my part and I sincerely apologise. I say sorry for attributing the ‘Chowkidar’ comment to the SupremeCourt.”The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said: “Where have you said all this in your affidavit?”The court observed that the contents of the affidavit filed by the Congress President was contradictory on separate pages in the affidavit.The court said: “You have contradicted yourself in the affidavit. At one place, you admit your statement but on the other, you deny saying it. If you start arguing on the basis of this affidavit, we won’t give you another opportunity to file a better affidavit.”To which, Singhvi said: “I’ve checked in the dictionary. ‘Regret’ means an ‘apology’.”Mukul Rohatgi appearing for BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said: “He claims to be a literate person. But in the affidavit, he said: I didn’t read or analyse the order when I made this comment. Three hours later, he repeats it at a different rally. What kind of regret is he talking about?”Giving Gandhi the third chance, the bench said it should not, however, be viewed as an acknowledgement of past affidavits.The court will consider the admissibility of the new affidavit on May 6.
Map of DhakaBurglars reportedly looted Tk11.40 lakh cash from three shops in two shopping centres in the city’s Islampur area early Wednesday, reports UNB.A group of burglars swooped on two shops – New Bishal Three Piece and Shatarupa Three Piece – at Habibullah Plaza breaking open the shutter and looted Tk1m cash from the two shops, said Babu Bazar police camp in-charge sub-inspector Humayun.Later, the burglar group stormed into Al Arafah Three Piece at Zahan Centre and looted Tk1.40 lakh in cash from the spot, the SI added.The incident came into light on Wednesday morning when the workers of the shops came to their workplace and found the vault of the shops were open.
Stay on target We’ve known that Tesla’s been working on an all-electric semi-truck for some time now. And this is, most likely, the very first look at the transport of the future.The image is of the truck sitting on a trailer, apparently in California. Originally posted to reddit, the picture was quickly taken down and then re-posted it. And… yeah, it looks a lot like image Musk teased earlier this year.Originally, Musk posted a silhouette of the electric truck to twitter. The image showed off the basic outline, with sharp, defined wheel wells protruding out from a narrow body. Looking at the photo of the maybe-Tesla truck out in the wild, there’s definitely a strong resemblance.Given that the truck is expected to see its first public showing later this month, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some movement on this front.Is This the Tesla Semi? https://t.co/x6mI98jIzD #Tesla pic.twitter.com/URdJRAgSLr— Tesla Motors Club (@TeslaMotorsClub) October 3, 2017As with the Model 3, Tesla has a lot riding on its big rigs. The company is banking that it will be able to leapfrog basically every other automaker around to electric vehicle game. As more and more countries begin to push standards away from fossil fuels, there will be a huge demand for alternatives. Tesla hopes that by getting in on the ground floor, it will be able to capitalize on that shift and rocket itself to the top of the industry.As of right now, though, the company’s only manufactured approximately 200,000 vehicles total. Major investments have been made in battery production, though. By next year, Tesla’s “Gigafactory” will be cranking out almost one-half of all the batteries on the planet. Several more facilities have been planned, too, and, together, they’ll make up the vast majority of the world’s output of lithium-ion batteries. At that point, if all goes well, Tesla will have a strong hand in the automobile market and hopes to be able to furiously out-compete its rivals thanks to economies of scale.But, all that assumes the company can fix its pernicious production problems. Some have said the company’s been trying to tackle too much, too fast, adding on new models and variants (like this semi) before it has production mastered. Only time will tell.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow