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Kabaddi to Crorepati: Rishank’s rise to sport’s premier raider

first_imgBack in 2014, Rishank Devadiga was bought by the U Mumba side as a young prodigy for mere Rs 5 Lakh for the first Pro Kabaddi League season. Cut to 2018, the Mumbai lad was retained by UP Yoddha for a staggering Rs 1.10 crore.In a league that has uplifted the face of the ancient Indian sport in the country, Rishank found his escape from financial cripple and rose through ranks to find his place in kabaddi’s elite list of raiders.The 26-year-old recalled the days when he had to work as a waiter in Leela Hotel, Mumbai, admitting that the big-fat pay cheque is a dream come true.”The amount that I am getting for this season is a real dream come true, to be honest,” Rishank told Mail Today.”I have struggled during my initial days when thinking about kabaddi as a profession was not even a choice. I remember the time when I worked as a waiter to help my mother make ends meet and that was when I decided I would keep working my way upwards. When I got selected to play for U Mumba, I decided I would give my 100 per cent to remain in the league and earn money. Gradually from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 50 lakh, I can’t believe when I touched the crore-mark. I have always been careful with money and kept my focus solely on helping my family and taking care of them,” he said minutes after being named the captain of the UP Yoddha for the sixth PKL season.advertisementLast season, when UP Yoddhas crushed Jaipur Pink Panthers 53-32, Rishank made history by scoring 28 raid points the highest number of points in a game.This time, the raider has a more concrete role after the franchise decided not to retain last year’s top bid Nitin Tomar.He is confident that the team will fill the void left by Tomar’s departure and improve on lastseason’s show.”We finished fifth overall and it was a good first season for us. We will only improve from here. I think Nitin was a valuable player for us but we have raiders capable of winning the points and we can bank on them. We have had a good training season and we are going for the kill,” he summed up.last_img read more

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Why are Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor not getting married soon? Ishaqzaade star has the best answer

first_imgWhile reports keep speculating the wedding dates of Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor, the two actors have always denied the rumours of them getting married anytime soon. In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Arjun Kapoor clarified why he will not get married soon. The actor has a hilarious reason for not tying the knot for another couple of months.When asked about the reports of his wedding with Malaika that have intensified this year, Arjun said, “Usually men lose hair after getting married and not before (laughs). To put things in perspective, as an actor, why would I want to get married when I am sporting a bald look? There would be pictures of it everywhere!” The actor added, “On a serious note, I am not getting married. I have not hidden anything from anyone and I think my personal life deserves respect and dignity for that.”Arjun said that he is happy in his current relationship and that’s what matter to him. He said, “I am happy and that is all that matters. I don’t want to add more adjectives to it. My personal and professional lives help me sleep well at night and I would like it to remain like that.”Recently, the rumours of Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora getting married in a Christian wedding were doing the rounds. According to reports, the actors were going to get married in Goa on April 19 this year, but nothing of that sorts happened.On the work front, Arjun Kapoor is currently busy shooting for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat. The film also stars Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. His another film, India’s Most Wanted is scheduled to release on May 24. Arjun Kapoor is leaving no stone unturned to promote the film these days. It is speculated that the film is based on the arrest of militant group Indian Mujahideen’s founder Yasin Bhatkal. Arjun is playing the role of Intelligence Bureau officer Prabhat Kumar.advertisementALSO READ | Malaika Arora on wedding rumours with Arjun Kapoor: No truth to these silly speculationsALSO READ | India’s Most Wanted teaser out: Arjun Kapoor all set to nab India’s Osama. Watch videoALSO READ | India’s Most Wanted first poster: Arjun Kapoor’s fierce eyes will give you the chillsALSO WATCH | Are Malaika and Arjun the newest lovebirds in B-Town?last_img read more

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first_imgSporting Images have been in both NSW and Queensland for both State Cups and the Australia Cup. Thank you to the guys at Sporting Images, who have generously provided all of the shots of the event for our website. Photographs are available for purchase at www.touchphotos.netlast_img

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a month agoInter Milan eyeing Chelsea striker Giroud for January

first_imgInter Milan eyeing Chelsea striker Giroud for Januaryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud for January.Calciomercato says the Nerazzurri are already reassessing their options up top.Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic – signed from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer – could be the subject of a loan bid.While Inter are also weighing up a move for World Cup winner Giroud – who could be tempted to leave West London should he continue to play second fiddle to Tammy Abraham.Giroud is seen as a cheap option for the 2010 Champions League winners with the 32-year-old available on a free transfer in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Pat Connaughton’s Dunk Puts Ashley Judd In A Funk

first_imgAshley Judd is not happy during Notre Dame vs. Kentucky.The upset special could be on in Cleveland. Notre Dame is hanging with Kentucky thus far, and even has a 46-42 lead early in the second half. The Irish’s most recent basket came on a ridiculous dunk by senior guard Pat Connaughton. It caused Wildcats superfan Ashley Judd to readjust herself in her seat.Connaughton is having a fantastic game – racking up seven points, nine rebounds and two assists thus far. It’s going to be a great finish.last_img

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During checking drive RPF finds vehicles lying in railway premises from several

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi division of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), during a checking drive has found several vehicles stranded at parking lots of various railway stations in the city, officials here said. They added that more than 1 lakh such vehicles were screened in three days.Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (Coordination) AN Jha said that they have asked for details about 11 vehicles from the Regional Transport Office. “We also found 10 vehicles which were parked at these spots for several years at the railway premises. These include a car which was standing at one of the parking lots for more than five years. Maximum number of the stranded vehicles were found in Ghaziabad, Old Delhi, and Delhi Cantt,” Jha said, adding that no number plates were found in five of the vehicles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to RPF, as many as 128 vehicles were found to be parked for more than five days. Of these vehicles, three bikes were reported stolen. The Northern Railways on Monday released an official statement, saying that the Indian Railways for the first time in its history had conducted an All India operation code-named “Operation Number Plate” from August 9 to August 11 to survey, check and legally dispose the vehicles parked inside railway premises for more than one to five days. The operation was carried out under the direct instruction and supervision of DG RPF Arun Kumar (RPF). Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAs part of “Operation Number Plate” RPF’s Delhi division conducted secret surveys of such abandoned vehicles at Delhi’s railway stations in the days before the seizure, so that they can prepare to make appropriate security arrangements for the upcoming Independence Day. As many as 95 cases were registered under sections 159 of the Railway Act and Motor Vehicle Act. Sanjay Sankrityayan, IG (RPF) said,” Northern Railways reiterated the commitment of RPF in holistic Railway Security individually and in coordination with other government agencies.” S C Jain (DRM Delhi) stated that such innovating operations help to focus on those less focused areas which sometimes get missed due to priority issues. Jain added that such operations will send a strong message of alertness and boost the confidence of the public.last_img read more

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US officials Boeing inspectors join investigation in Japan of troubled 787

TOKYO – U.S. safety officials and Boeing inspectors joined a Japanese investigation Friday into the 787 jet at the centre of a worldwide grounding of the technologically advanced aircraft.Japanese TV footage showed the American investigators — one each from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board and two from Boeing Co. — inspecting the All Nippon Airways jet on the tarmac at Takamatsu airport in western Japan.The investigation is being led by the Japan Transport Safety Board.The pilot of the ANA plane made an emergency landing Wednesday morning after he smelled something burning and received a cockpit warning of battery problems. All passengers evacuated the plane on emergency slides.The American inspectors were expected to examine the battery later Friday, said Mamoru Takahashi, a JTSB official.In the wake of the incident, nearly all 50 of the 787s in use around the world have been grounded. Aviation authorities in Japan have directed ANA, which owns 17 of the planes, and Japan Airlines, with seven, not to fly the jets until questions over their safety have been resolved.The 787, known as the Dreamliner, is Boeing’s newest jet, and the company is counting heavily on its success. Since its launch after delays of more than three years, the plane has been plagued by a series of problems including a battery fire and fuel leaks.An initial inspection by Japanese officials of the 787 in Takamatsu found that a flammable battery fluid known as electrolyte had leaked from the plane’s main lithium-ion battery beneath the cockpit. It also found burn marks around the battery.The 787 relies more than any other modern airliner on electrical signals to help power nearly everything the plane does. It’s also the first Boeing plane to use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for its main electrical system.GS Yuasa Corp., the maker of the lithium-ion batteries used in the 787s, said it was helping with the investigation but that the cause of the problem was unclear.The FAA has required U.S. carriers to stop flying 787s until the batteries are demonstrated to be safe. United Airlines has six of the jets and is the only U.S. carrier flying the model.Aviation authorities in other countries usually follow the lead of the country where the manufacturer is based. by Malcolm Foster, The Associated Press Posted Jan 18, 2013 1:15 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US officials, Boeing inspectors join investigation in Japan of troubled 787 read more

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Ontario hydro bills will rise in new year even after debt charge

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 31, 2015 2:15 am MDT Last Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 3:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario hydro bills will rise in new year even after debt charge is eliminated TORONTO – Ontario residents can brace for another hike in electricity bills on Jan. 1.The increase comes on the heels of a jump just two months ago, and hydro bills will rise again after the Liberals introduce a cap-and-trade plan in the spring.Under the Liberal government, electricity prices in Ontario soared from a flat 4.7 cents a kilowatt hour in 2004, to the Nov. 1, 2015 rate of 17.5 cents a kwh at peak times, increases that total almost 375 per cent.There are various changes taking effect in the new year that will have an impact on electricity bills.Energy sector analyst Tom Adams calls it “a multi-dimensional, inter-temporal shell game” of power rates.There are few details known about the Liberal’s cap-and-trade plan to fight climate change, but it is expected to push up prices for many consumer goods, including electricity.“In terms of cap and trade, the cost of doing nothing is huge,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press. “We don’t have a choice as a globe.”The Liberals have started the process of selling up to 60 per cent of Hydro One, which the opposition parties warn will also drive up electricity rates, but the government says rates will still be set by the Ontario Energy Board.“There’s no doubt about it, that we think the sale is going to have a negative impact on the electricity bill,” said Progressive Conservative energy critic John Yakabuski.“It’s difficult to determine how much they’ll go up, but we do know that we will no longer be able to have the same influence over Hydro One when it becomes majority privately-owed.”Starting Jan. 1, the debt retirement charge will be eliminated from residential hydro bills — which will mean savings of about $70 a year for the average household.But at the same time, the government is also ending the 10 per cent credit on all portions of the electricity bill, including the HST, known as the Clean Energy Benefit, which meant savings of nearly $200 a year for the average consumer.There is a new program to help low-income families save up to $50 a month on their electricity bills, but so far only about seven per cent of eligible households have applied for the rebates.Other hydro customers will pay about $1 more each month to fund that plan, which the Conservatives called a “cruel shell game” designed to confuse the public into thinking the government is making hydro affordable for low-income families.Hydro One is increasing its distribution rates in 2016, expected on Feb. 1, which will mean a 0.4 per cent hike on the average residential hydro bill.The Ontario Energy Board is also changing to fixed distribution rates, which is expected to result in another 0.7 per cent increase in electricity bills once approved.The debt retirement charge will still be used to raise $600 million a year from non-residential electricity users, including businesses and industries, until it is scheduled to end in April 2018.The charge was introduced in 2002 to pay down debt left over from the old Ontario Hydro, which was split into five agencies by the previous Conservative government as it prepared to privatize parts of the electricity sector. The Tories later abandoned those plans.Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and municipal utilities were responsible for servicing and retiring part of the debt, while consumers were to pay off the residual stranded debt — which was $7.8 billion in 1999 — through the DRC.But the residual stranded debt was increased to $11.9 billion after the Tories froze electricity rates in May 2002 as part of their aborted effort at privatization, and the newly-elected Liberals did not lift the freeze until March 2004.The province had paid 8.9 per cent interest on the hydro debt in 1999, which was lowered to 5.4 per cent by 2014, but still amounts to $1.45 billion annually.Even though Ontario businesses and households paid more than $11.5 billion in debt retirement charges between 2002 and 2014, the residual stranded debt was still at $2.6 billion as of March 2015.And the original $20.9 billion in stranded debt from Ontario Hydro, the amount not supported by assets, was still listed at $8.3 billion in March.Financial accountability officer Stephen LeClair said the Liberal plan to sell Hydro One will mean a short term financial gain, but “an ongoing loss in revenue for government, ultimately resulting in an increase in net debt.”Ontario’s net debt is projected to hit $298.9 billion in this fiscal year, and costs taxpayers $10.7 billion a year in interest payments.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter read more

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Armed group attacks civilians UN in Central African Republic overnight peacekeeper killed

“The armed elements continue to systematically and deliberately attack the MINUSCA base with heavy weaponry to impede the peacekeepers from doing their extremely vital task of protecting the civilian population and to divert them from their primary vocation of saving lives,” the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known by the French acronym MINUSCA, said in a statement. The Mission said that members of a wide coalition, including anti-Balaka elements attacked civilian populations overnight, targeting in particular Muslims, in the Tokoyo neighborhood of Bangassou.“Despite heavy fire against MINUSCA’s field office, peacekeepers attempted to respond to the attack in Tokoyo to protect civilians. In the firefight, which continued into the morning of 13 May, one peacekeeper of the Moroccan contingent died from gunshot injuries,” the Mission said.According to preliminary information, displaced civilians have fled to the mosque, the catholic church and a hospital. “At this time it is difficult to ascertain the humanitarian situation in Bangassou. However credible sources have confirmed an undetermined number of civilian casualties, MINUSCA said.The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSCA Parfait Onanga-Anyanga vigorously condemned the attack, adding that “MINUSCA will do everything in its power together with the legitimate Central African authorities to arrest the perpetrators of these horrible acts.”He said the international community will be “relentless” in apprehending the perpetrators of these crimes and all their commanders, including some instigators who may be sponsoring these attacks from Bangui. “Our actions will be relentless. The blood of peacekeepers and the blood of innocent Central Africans will not fall in vain in this country,” he added.The attack came just hours after the UN held a memorial ceremony to honour five peacekeepers killed on 8 May in a nearby village of Yogofongo. People connected with the anti-Balaka group are also suspected in the attack.Special Representative Onanga-Anyanga was joined by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and other senior UN officials, who are on a special visit to the country. Earlier in the day, they visited the 10 Cambodian and Moroccan peacekeepers injured in the attack and wished them a speedy recovery. read more

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Pussyhat Project makes colorful point

first_imgFor Carol Simas, even describing her small act of defiance is a challenge.“I’m calling about the …” she said in a recent phone call to The Columbian, before pausing.“Pussyhat Project,” she finished with a nervous giggle.At 75 years old, activism isn’t often on the daily docket for Simas, who lives north of Battle Ground. But then, she said, came the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.It was devastating, the self-described liberal Democrat said.“I didn’t feel like I could sit down and do nothing and say, ‘Well, he won,’ ” she said.Inspiration for action came in an unexpected place: an email from Fiber Rhythm, a Portland yarn store, informing its customers about the Pussyhat Project, a global movement to knit pink, cat-eared hats for women participating in the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21. A pair of knitters based in Southern California launched the movement.Aside from the pointed cat ears that appear when the hat is finished, the hats are named for Trump’s infamous boasting of grabbing women’s genitalia in a leaked 2005 recording.“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump told “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “You can do anything.”The Pussyhat Project’s website suggests knitting a hat as a way to give those who can’t be on the National Mall “a way to represent themselves and support women’s rights.” Organizers are also collecting hats in Virginia to pass out at Saturday’s rally — though it may be too late to mail a hat for it to arrive in time.Simas has been knitting since she was 8, and spinning and weaving since she retired from teaching in 1986. She was able to complete four hats, including two she sent to Virginia to be passed out to women in the Washington march.last_img read more

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Loggerhead sea turtle released on World Sea Turtle Day

first_imgA loggerhead sea turtle was released back into the wild on World Sea Turtle Day.The turtle, named Optimus, was let go into the ocean at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Thursday. “They named her Optimus because she had such severe injuries, and she was fighting to survive,” said Assistant Park Manager Lu Dodson, “so she’s Optimus, the highest that can be because she worked so hard to survive.”Optimus was rescued near Coconut Grove in April of 2015, after she lost the use of her eye. She just finished receiving all the care she needed at Miami Seaquarium.Her eyeball has since been reattached. However, she is not able to see out of it.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Woman starts screaming on Spirit Airlines flight after plane diverts for medical

first_imgChianti Williams recorded video of the incident, showing two men confronting the woman in the middle of the aisle in a possible attempt to calm her down.“I don’t (expletive) care,” she yelled. “Put me in a (expletive) psych vest.”At one point the woman appeared to threaten the men, claiming a relative was a sniper with the Marines. (WSVN) – A viral video shows an irate passenger screaming aboard a Spirit Airlines flight after it had to be diverted for a medical emergency.The flight from Houston to Minneapolis landed in Rochester, Minnesota to get medical attention for a sick passenger.That’s when a woman stormed down the aisle, yelling and cursing as she demanded to be let off the plane.“Get me the (expletive) off this (expletive) plane,” she could be heard screaming. “You don’t see me. You will.” Eventually police officers arrived on-board to take the woman off the plane. She was then taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.Williams said the incident left fellow passengers and even flight attendants shaken.“Just to be in that confined space with someone that is going through something very traumatic in their life and there’s nothing you can do, there’s nowhere you can go,” she told KPRC.Watch the full video below (WARNING: video contains strong language):Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Search underway for missing elderly Miami man

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly man who went missing in Miami.Seventy-eight-year-old Felino Rego was reported missing as of Tuesday morning by the City of Miami Police Department. We need your assistance locating Felino Rego who went missing today from 6301 N.W. 2 Avenue. He was last seen wearing an unknown colored shirt, khaki pants & black sneakers. If you know hiswhereabouts please call us at 305-579-6111 or 305-603-6300. pic.twitter.com/FXggpupPny— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) March 19, 2019Officials said Rego stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Miami Police Department at (305)603-6300 or (305)603-6310.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Which Advertisers Have You Blacklisted Today

first_imgMs. Magazine’s refusal to run what appeared—at first glance—to be a benign advertisement touting female Israeli leaders, as FOLIO: first reported last week, has caused a bit of a stir in the American Jewish community, who are claiming the magazine is being anti-Israel. The magazine claims it is merely being anti-political:”Ms. magazine’s policy … is to only accept mission-driven advertisements from primarily non-profit, non-partisan organizations that promote women’s equality, social justice, sustainable environment, and non-violence. The ad submitted by AJCongress for consideration appeared to be a political ad, and as such, was inconsistent with this policy. With two of the women featured in the ad from one political party in Israel, Ms. concluded that in accepting the ad it could be viewed as though it was supporting one political party over another in the internal domestic politics of a country.”It also begs an interesting question for all you freewheeling magazine publishers out there: What sorts of advertisers have you turned down? And why? Publishers, we want your horror stories! And blacklists! Please leave them in the comments section below. Anonymity is guaranteed.last_img read more

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PM Narendra Modis Bhutan visit this month talk on Doklam issue

first_imgNEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to “trusted friend and neighbour” Bhutan from August 17, at the invitation of Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. The visit reflects the high priority that New Delhi attaches to its relations with Thimphu, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. Modi’s visit to Bhutan, very early in his second term, is in line with India’s continued emphasis on its ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’. The Prime Minister had earlier visited the landlocked country in the Himalayas during his first term as Prime Minister. Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us During the visit, Modi is expected to receive audiences with Bhutan King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, former king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and hold talks with Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering. India and Bhutan share a special and time-tested partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect and reinforced by a shared cultural heritage and strong people to people links, the statement read. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries and provides an opportunity to the two sides to discuss ways to further strengthen and diversify the bilateral partnership, including economic and development co-operation, hydro-power co-operation, people-to-people-ties as well as share views on regional matters and other issues of mutual interest, it added. Advertise With Us India and Bhutan will also review defence and security matters, including the situation along the border separating the two countries, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the Himalayan nation. “Obviously we will review defence and security matters with Bhutan that include the situation along India-Bhutan boundary. Beyond that I would not like to comment at this stage on the specifics of what will be discussed,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in response to a question on whether there will be a review of the Doklam incident during PM Modi’s visit. He was briefing the media on Prime Minister Narendra Modi a two-day visit to “trusted friend and neighbour” Bhutan from August 17 at the invitation of Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. Gokhale added that the talks would not touch upon the ongoing discussions between Bhutan and China on the border issues. “China and Bhutan have held 23-24 rounds of talks (on the border issues). This is a discussion taking place between those two countries. We are not a part of it.” The matter holds significance as this is the first visit of Modi to Bhutan since the end of the 72-day-long standoff between Indian and Chinese Army personnel in Doklam Plateau in 2017. The crisis had erupted after the Chinese side tried to undertake construction work in the tri-junction area of India, China and Bhutan border. During the standoff, the Chinese media threatened India of war if it did not go back to the original position. India however, refused to relent. After several rounds of negotiations, the two sides decided to “mutually disengage” from the site. The Foreign Secretary added that Bhutan has shown an understanding of the Indian government’s action in abrogating Article 370 and deemed it as an “internal matter” of the country.last_img read more

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President George HW Bush Wife Condemn Jewish Threats

first_imgMarissa CummingsBarbara and President George H.W. Bush receiving the Mensch AwardHOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are condemning recent bomb threats and vandalism against Jewish institutions in the nation. Their son, Neil Bush, speaking on his parents’ behalf as they received an award Wednesday in Houston from the Mensch International Foundation, says they understand this is “not a time for silence or ambivalence or indifference.” Share The Mensch Award honors the nation’s 41st president and his wife for their service and friendship to the Jewish community.center_img He says they asked him to speak out on the “depravity in our midst and continue to condemn it in clear and simple ways.” Bush says society has come “too far and too many have struggled for too long and have sacrificed too much for us to go backward.” Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Zelda Williams Shrimp Short About BDSM Scene to Become HalfHour Series With

first_img“When I embarked on creating ‘Shrimp’ a couple of years ago, I never could’ve imagined where this journey would take me, or the wonderful people I’d come to know along the way,” Williams said. “I’m truly ecstatic to have the opportunity to shine a more positive, honest light on this community than has previously been afforded it by Hollywood, especially as their mastery of consent is something I think many people right now could learn from.”Williams’ 22-minute “Shrimp” short premiered at the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival in September. The short included cameos from Sasha Lane (“American Honey”) and “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi.“We were really drawn to ‘Shrimp’ because Zelda was able to take a generally taboo topic, turn it on its head and tap into the day-to-day happenings of the dominatrix community and tell their story in an authentic way,” said Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky.The development deal with Williams comes after Gunpowder & Sky last month acquired domestic rights to Alex Ross Perry’s riot-grrrl punk epic “Her Smell,” starring Elisabeth Moss. The company operates as a full production and distribution studio and owns a library of over 1,500 titles after acquiring indie film distributor FilmBuff in 2016.Toffler, a former Viacom and MTV exec, co-founded the company in late 2015 with Floris Bauer in partnership with Chernin Group and AT&T. The company is based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and London.Pictured above: Paulina Singer (l.) and Zelda Williams in the “Shrimp” short film Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Zelda Williams, daughter of late actor-comedian Robin Williams, inked a deal with Gunpowder & Sky to develop her short film “Shrimp” into a half-hour show about the lives of female pros in the bondage, discipline, dominance, submission and sadomasochism (BDSM) industry.The show will follow dominatrixes in a Los Angeles BDSM den — both at work with clients, as well as out of latex as they navigate everyday issues like trying to finagle their way out of jury duty. Williams will write, direct, produce and star in the series, which also stars Conor Leslie, Paulina Singer, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Jacob Zachar, and Danielle Campbell. The “Shrimp” series is executive produced by Williams and Joshua Thurston.Gunpowder & Sky plans to shop the “Shrimp” series to premium TV networks and subscription VOD services. G&S bills it as having the same “often blunt female insight” as Amazon/BBC‘s “Fleabag” and Netflix/Lionsgate’s “Orange Is the New Black.”last_img read more

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Mamata concerned over rise in petrol diesel prices

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed deep concern over the sharp rise in petrol and diesel prices, saying it will affect common people. “We are very concerned about the rising prices of petrol and diesel. This will certainly affect prices all around. Common people, farmers and many will suffer,” Banerjee said on her official Twitter handle.Petrol price today increased by 33 paisa a litre in Delhi — the highest since the daily price revision came into force in mid-June 2017, and diesel by 26 paisa, according to price notification issued by state-owned oil firms.Petrol costs Rs 78.91 per litre and diesel Rs 70.12 in Kolkata, the notification said.Rates vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT. Prices in Delhi are the cheapest among all metros and most state capitals.last_img read more

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Run SFC Scannow on external drives

first_imgRun SFC /Scannow on external drives by Martin Brinkmann on May 21, 2017 in Windows – 4 commentsThe command sfc /scannow is a useful Windows command that runs a system file check to make sure essential files are not damaged or missing.This can be mighty useful in many situations, for instance when Windows features don’t work anymore, after an unexpected shutdown of the system, or after a virus attack.The default command runs the file verification check on the active partition. What if you want to run a check on an external drive?I ran into an issue today for instance where my main PC would not boot anymore. Windows ran an endless “trying to repair” loop but would not budge at all. I made the decision to connect the drive that Windows was installed on to another computer system, to run checks on it. One of those checks was the system file check using sfc.exe.Run SFC /Scannow on external drivesYou may run the sfc /scannow command on external drives, or internal drives with another Windows installation.The process is nearly identical:Tap on the Windows-key on the keyboard, type cmd.exe, hold down the Ctrl-key and the Shift-key, and hit the Enter-key. This opens an elevated command prompt.If you are interested in all switches that SFC supports, type SFC /?The following command needs to be used to run the system file scan on another directory that is not the active system directory:sfc /scannow /offwindir=d:\windows /offbootdir=d:\Note that you need to replace d:\windows with the correct directory. If the Windows installation is on t:\win, replace the instance of d:\windows in the example above with those.The Windows tool runs a file system verification scan on the selected Windows directory, and tries to repair any issues that it finds.Note that I’m not entirely sure how this works if the host system runs a different version of Windows than the system that is checked.You can run the other sfc commands as well on other Windows directories:/verifyonly — This is like scannow, but won’t touch the files but simply validate them. Useful to verify without modifying any files potentially./scanfile=file — This runs the scan on the selected file only, and not the full directory.Messages that SFC may returnSFC may return the following messages:Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations – No issues were found. This is good usually, unless you try to repair something.Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation — You won’t get this error when you run SFC on an external drive or directory. If you do get the message, run SFC in the Safe Mode environment.Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log — Consult the log for information on what it fixed.Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log — Like above, but now you need to consult the log to find out what SFC could not fix.Closing WordsThe file verification check can be useful, but it is not a 100% method of correcting Windows issues. I had to restore an earlier backup for instance, as the sfc command would not find anything wrong with the system files.Now Read: SFCFix may help if SFC does not fix issuesSummaryArticle NameRun SFC /Scannow on external drivesDescriptionFind out how to run file system verification scans using the sfc tool of Windows on external Windows installations and drives.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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