CHECK OUT TORONTO DANCER BRIAR NOLET ON JENNIFER LOPEZS WORLD OF DANCE

first_img Twitter Advertisement Briar Nolet, is a versatile performer, choreographer, and actress living in Toronto. She has been training in all genres since her passion for performing was evident at the age of 7.During her performance, contemporary Upper dancer Briar Nolet, from Toronto, Canada, takes on “You Should See Me in a Crown” in the World of Dance Qualifiers. Briar Nolet – Photo by Tim Leyes Briar is well known for her starring role as Richelle, a feisty and unbelievably gifted dancer, on the popular tween series The Next Step. Briar is an honor roll student who also enjoys fashion, designing, singing and choreographing. With many interests, she plans on pursuing her dreams, all while inspiring others to pursue theirs.Briar’s father is former Olympic gymnast, Alan Nolet. Briar Nolet – Photo by Tim Leyes Briar Nolet in a campaign for ISLA (2016) – Photo by Felipe Ribeiro Briar Nolet – Photo by Erin Baiano Briar Nolet on The Next Step (2016) Briar Nolet on The Next Step (2016) Briar Nolet on The Next Step (2013) Briar Nolet – Photo by Tim Leyes Briar Nolet – Photo by David Walker Briar Nolet – Photo by Tim Leyes Briar Nolet – Photo by Tim Leyes Briar Nolet – Photo by Tim Leyes Briar Nolet – Photo by David Walker BRIAR NOLET LINKSWEBSITE: http://www.briarnolet.com/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/briarnolet/?hl=enTWITTER: https://twitter.com/briarnoletYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvOm5jnauu1wEJcxEQC4BEQIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6344614/PRESS:VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL – STUDENT SPOTLIGHThttps://www.virtualhighschool.com/blog/student-spotlight-briar-nolet/ Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Food guide changes likely to influence public private food providers

Canadians have no shortage of options when it comes to nutrition and dietary advice. On magazine covers, Instagram feeds, gyms and office break rooms, consumers face a daily bombardment of the latest diet trends and “superfood” fads.   But that information overload is precisely the reason the country needs an authoritative source on healthy eating, some experts say.The “dubious guidance” often found online relies less on science and more on an obsession with diet and weight loss to the neglect of overall health, says Jess Haines, associate professor of applied nutrition at the University of Guelph.“The guide is an important document to counter those sources that are less evidence-based,” she said.The food guide informs food policies at publicly funded institutions such schools, hospitals, daycare centres and long-term care facilities, affecting how millions of Canadians eat, said Haines, whom the government consulted on the guide.The new food guide carries more authority than the previous iteration from 2007, which bore the marks of decades of lobbying from the dairy, grain and meat industries, she said.Her colleague Mike von Massow, a food economist at the University of Guelph, sees limits to the overhauled guidelines, which endorse plant-based diets over meat, dairy and processed foods.“I don’t expect there to be a sea change in how we feed people either institutionally or at home,” he said“In a hospital or many institutional settings there are already dietitians involved in that process and thinking about what is in the best health interests of this student or that patient.”Industry analyst Olivia Ross of IbisWorld predicts a swift response, however.“Because the industry is highly competitive, food service contractors may quickly implement the new guidelines by offering more plant-based menu options to gain a competitive advantage,” she said in an email.Ross qualified that delays could arise due to “logistical challenges” for massive providers such as Aramark Corp., which occupies one-third of Canada’s $5.4-billion food service market, according to IbisWorld.Even if their menus aren’t re-written overnight, public institutions will help reroute purchase patterns by driving whole foods and veggies onto trays and food trolleys, says Joshna Maharaj, a chef and food activist.“The biggest impact that I see is in hospitals and potentially prisons, which are two places where there’s the least amount of choice given to the end user. Part of the mandate that we have provincially is that if choice is not offered to patients, the institution has to offer the whole breadth of what the food guide says we should eat,” said Maharaj, former executive chef at Ryerson University in Toronto.Federal departments such as the Canadian Armed Forces and Correctional Service Canada refer to food guide recommendations when serving meals, Health Canada said in an email.Meanwhile about 40 per cent of Canadians use the guide to make healthy choices and plan meals, according to a Statistics Canada survey from 2015.David Speight, executive chef at the University of British Columbia, plans to use the fresh guidelines in an education campaign on healthy beverages, complete with pop-up stations at residences.“It’s been like Christmas morning for me and my dietitian on campus,” he said.For both Speight and Maharaj, the guide is just one piece of the plate puzzle.“This can’t exist in isolation,” said Maharaj. “Can folks on social assistance afford to pay for this? The answer is largely no.”“The next step is to start investigating how this way of eating can be possible for all 38 million of us.”Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press read more

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GL presents action plan to Hillary

QUESTION: I know, but how specific did she get about that? I mean, did she ask for —MS. NULAND: She’s spoken in general terms, and then there were separate meetings with the delegation that Bob Blake had, that Mike Posner had, to go through the details.QUESTION: Would you say that the percentage of time they spent speaking is roughly the same as their public appearance – in the private meeting?MS. NULAND: No.QUESTION: So it was roughly equal?MS. NULAND: They were in public about 10 minutes and then they were in private about 35 minutes.QUESTION: Well, of that – no I understand that.MS. NULAND: Yeah.QUESTION: But of that 10 minutes that they were in public, about eight and a half minutes was this foreign minister. Would you say that he dominated the private schedule?MS. NULAND: No, no, no. It was a balanced conversation. No Prior to the meeting Clinton told reporters that the United States strongly supports the process of reconciliation and reconstruction in Sri Lanka. State Department press briefing:MS. NULAND: Secretary met this morning for about 45 minutes with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Peiris. The foreign minister presented a very serious and comprehensive approach to the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission’s implementation and the plans that the government has, including plans to make it more public and accessible both to Sri Lankans and to those outside Sri Lanka, what the government intends to do in the implementation realm. MS. NULAND: Yeah, please.QUESTION: Did – on accountability, did she refer specifically to prosecuting war crimes at the end of the war – the 40,000 civilians who died?MS. NULAND: This is precisely what we mean when we talk about accountability in all of it. “We have very strong, important ties between our two countries. We were encouraged to see the end of a very long, bloody, terrible conflict, and look forward to working with Sri Lanka as they pursue their commitment to a better future for all the people. And the United States wants to be a supportive partner in those efforts,” she said. QUESTION: Can we follow up there? External Affair Minister G.L Peiris presented an action plan to U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how the government plans to implement some of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).U.S State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters following the meeting between Minister Peiris and Clinton on Friday in Washington that Secretary Clinton had encouraged a transparent, open, public process, not only on the LLRC, but also with regard to accountability. The Secretary encouraged a really transparent, open, public process, not only on the LLRC specifically and its implementation, but also with regard to accountability; to strengthen reconciliation, public confidence inside and outside Sri Lanka in the process; and frankly, to speed the healing of the country. So she really – she said good plan, now you really need to make it public; now you really need to show your people, the world, the concrete implementation steps going forward.She also stressed the importance, as she always does, of demilitarizing the north; of getting to the provincial elections in the north; protection of human rights, including protection of the press; and generally the creation of an environment that’s inclusive; engagement and the creation of space for civil society along the lines of what she talked about globally earlier in the week.They also had an exchange on Sri Lanka’s efforts to reduce its dependence on Iranian crude, and we are encouraged by the steps that Sri Lanka has taken. read more

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Estate workers continue to demand Rs 1000

Estate workers continued to protest today demanding a daily wage of Rs. 1000.Protests were staged in many parts of the hill country as a solution has not yet been reached. “The unions are asking for Rs. 1,000 as a basic wage up from the current Rs. 500, which is a two fold increase,” he said. The Minister said that it was impossible to increase the daily wage from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000 as the cost of production, the price of tea, productivity, and profitability does not justify the demand.He said that the companies have offered between Rs. 930-940 as an all-inclusive package and he was in talks with the companies to increase it to Rs. 950. (Colombo Gazette) Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake had said over the weekend that trade unions were demanding a two-fold increase of their basic daily wage. read more

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UN peacekeeping level in Haiti to increase by hundreds by end October

A formed unit of 125 police from China is expected to arrive on Sunday, Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York. A further 622 Sri Lankan troops are expected from 25 to 29 October and the troops making up a Spanish/Moroccan battalion are also expected at the end of this month.The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) currently has some 3,090 military personnel from Argentina, Brazil, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uruguay, as well as 650 police. The UN Security Council had authorized 6,700 troops.Among its tasks, MINUSTAH is charged with establishing a secure and stable environment, fostering democratic governance and institutional development, assisting Haiti’s Transitional Government in organizing free and fair municipal, parliamentary and presidential elections as soon as possible, strengthening the rule of law and supporting the country’s human rights institutions and groups.Interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue appointed a three-member Commission for the Demobilized Military yesterday to implement compensation and social re-integration policies, Mr. Dujarric said.The Government of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide had disbanded the army, saying it was a way to end the country’s history of military coups. read more

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Gazas economy is reaching rock bottom and needs a kickstart – UN

“The economy is really reaching rock bottom. Industries which were once the backbone of Gaza’s economy and food system, such as the agriculture and fishing industries, are suffocated by the current situation and risk losing all viability,” said Arnold Vercken, World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territory.“WFP food assistance is acting as a band aid in an attempt to prevent a further decline of livelihoods and nutrition among the poorest. Any improvement in the current humanitarian situation would only occur if Gaza’s economy were given a firm kick-start.”Gaza’s infrastructure lies crippled, affecting the lives of the 1.4 million population on a daily basis, WFP said, adding that power and water supplies remain low and unreliable. Farmers have been heavily affected by sporadic closures which have cut the agricultural cycle, limiting supply of vital inputs and isolating the Gaza market from external trade. No exported goods left the Gaza Strip in July. The fishing industry – already in a steep decline due to restricted waters and pollution – has been paralyzed by a total closure of the Gaza coastline since 25 June. WFP’s is the latest warning from the UN about the deteriorating situation in Gaza in less than a week, and the agency also said that the situation in Lebanon must not be allowed to overshadow this. “Some 70 percent of Gaza’s population are food insecure and the vast majority are dependant on assistance from the United Nations to cover their basic needs.”WFP has responded to the rising poverty by increasing the number of people assisted to 220,000 from 160,000, it said, adding that over a six-week period from 1 July to 15 August, some 5,000 tons of food had been transported into Gaza.WFP faces such severe funding shortfalls that it has received only 44 per cent of the $103 million it requires in its current two-year operation in the Palestinian territory, launched in September 2005. read more

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Brock Film Series to screen The Divine Order

The 2018 Brock University Film Series continues this week with The Divine Order hitting the big screen Wednesday, Jan. 24.The Petra Volpe film deals with the arrival of second-wave feminism in Switzerland in the early 1970s — sometimes to hilarious effect.Societal upheaval had swept across the West in the 1960s, but few of those places were as conservative or as neutral as Switzerland. Meticulous in its attention to historical details, The Divine Order brilliantly and convincingly captures the looks, the attitudes and the spirit of the times, while posing the question: How could such basic and fundamental demands, including the right to vote, create so much controversy?The film was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.For more than 40 years, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film has hosted Brock’s film series to bring some of the best in international, independent and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines. Films, all selected from the TIFF circuit, screen most Wednesdays until April 4 at the Pen Centre’s Landmark Cinemas.Tickets for each screening are $10 for adults and $5 for Brock students and can be purchased in the lobby of Landmark Cinemas each Wednesday night. Season tickets are also available. For more information and a full lineup, see the BUFS website. read more

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Crew kick off season with shutout win over Toronto

In a game both coaches described as a “good result,” one would expect a hard-fought draw. That was not the case in the first Major League Soccer game of 2010 for the Columbus Crew and Toronto F.C.In front of 13,536 fans at Crew Stadium, the Crew extended its unbeaten streak against rival Toronto to nine games and started the season with a 2-0 victory.In MLS, opening day is usually a mystery. Teams begin to see what players should be on the field to help their quest for the playoffs and MLS Cup in November. The Crew, though, playing a similar lineup to the one it used last year for the home-opener against Toronto, managed to maintain much of the roster that has finished with the league’s best record each of the last two seasons.The game started off slowly, with the Crew dominating the majority of the possession. It finally paid off in the 29th minute. After midfielder Eddie Gaven suffered a tough foul near the sideline, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, former league and finals MVP and set piece wizard, took the free kick that met the head of central defender Andy Iro and found the back of the net. Iro was starting in place of two-time reigning Defender of the Year Chad Marshall.The game opened up after the first goal. Both keepers were forced into action before halftime, with Schelotto nearly slotting home a poor back pass by Ty Harden, and O’Brian White of Toronto forcing Crew keeper William Hesmer into a finger-tip save that kept the Crew’s advantage going into halftime.Looking to use the speed of wide midfielder Robbie Rogers, the Crew got into the Toronto box several times in the second half, but was unable to capitalize on its chances. Central midfielder Adam Moffat had what was probably the best chance of the afternoon to double the Crew’s advantage when he found himself one-on-one with Toronto keeper Stefan Frei. But his shot rolled meekly into Frei’s arms, and Moffat was left to rue the chance that was.The physical play typical of a rivalry game between the Crew and Toronto was on display in the second half, with a few stoppages for players that had gone down and multiple fouls being called on both teams. Crew head coach Robert Warzycha called the game “a battle,” saying, “both teams played hard” looking for the win.It wasn’t until the 86th minute that the Crew controversially doubled its lead and sent the passionate fans in the Nordecke, the Crew’s supporter section, into a frenzy. After the referee signaled advantage for the Crew on a foul against Gaven, Danny O’Rourke, playing out of position at left back, slid to beat Frei on a 50-50 ball.This time there was no foul called, and the ball was poorly cleared by Nick Garcia of Toronto, falling to Schelotto, who curled the shot into the open net from outside the 18-yard box as Frei remained down.It was Schelotto’s fifth goal in his last three appearances for the Crew, dating back to last year’s playoffs and the CONCACAF Champions League match against Toluca F.C. of Mexico earlier this year.“Toronto is a difficult team to play,” Warzycha said. “They have a new coach and some new faces … but three points at home and a first win is good.” read more

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1000 newborn babies could be saved by groundbreaking NHS safety drive

first_imgMore than 1,000 babies a year could be saved every year under “ground-breaking” plans to reduce stillbirths, Jeremy Hunt has said, warning that too many women are being robbed of the “magical moment” of parenthood.The Health Secretary said Britain needed to do far more to improve monitoring of women in labour in order to tackle its “shocking” place in international league tables.Promising extra funding for safety training, and new ratings of maternity services, Mr Hunt said the UK had higher rates of stillbirth than Poland, Croatia and Estonia.“We are in the bottom third of a global league table of 164 countries for progress on reduction of stillbirths,” he warned, in a speech in London. Last week, a report by the Care Quality Commission found that 37 per cent of maternity services were “inadequate” or “require improvement”.In November a national study found half of stillbirths occurred after women contacted maternity units because they were fearful that their baby’s movements had slowed, changed or stopped.In almost all such cases units failed to properly investigate the warnings, while others botched their attempts to monitor the baby. Announcing a new fast-track compensation scheme for those affected by maternity blunders, he said a more open culture was needed so tragic failings were not covered up, only to be repeated.“We need to make the NHS the world’s largest learning organisation – so that the precious time of doctors and midwives is spent focused on mothers and babies, not lawyers and courts,” he said.Describing the “magical moments” when his three children were born, he contrasted his experiences with the parents bereaved by the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal, where at least 11 babies died.“Each recounted how medical notes or records had been tampered with or described how instead of honesty and willingness to learn from what went wrong they encountered a wall of obfuscation and denial,” he said. 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. Joshua with sister Emily  More than 1,000 lives could be saved if every NHS trust could match the performance of the best in this country, the Health Secretary said.Mr Hunt said training programmes in Bristol had resulted in a halving in the number of babies starved of oxygen.If changes were achieved nationally, it would mean 100 fewer severe birth injuries annually, saving the NHS £2.8bn a decade, he said. If the rest of the country matched progress in West Midlands, it would mean at least 1,000 fewer stillbirths each year.Mr Hunt said midwives needed to do more to listen and act when concerns were raised by mothers-to-be. ‘It is very positive that the Government will be listening to disabled people and their parents on how the NHS can better support families when serious issues do occur during birth’James Taylor, disability charity Scope Baby Joshua Titcombe died after hospital staff failed to provide antibiotics for an infection center_img Under the current negligence system, it takes an average of almost 12 years for families to see a resolution to their case.The new voluntary scheme, based on a model used in Sweden, also aim to reduce the amount spent on lawyers.Since 2004/5, the value of claims against NHS maternity units for brain damage and cerebral palsy has risen from £354m to £990m, official figures show.The cases – often linked with a failure to monitor babies’ heart rates, to detect risks of oxygen starvation – fuelled maternity negligence claims of more than £1.2bn in 2015/16.In total, almost 1,100 maternity claims were lodged last year, official figures show.The most expensive involve cases of brain damage and cerebral palsy, where round-the-clock support is often required for life.The amount spent settling cases rose by 30 per cent, last year, reaching £509.3m.Meanwhile, overall NHS spending on claimants’ lawyers rose by 43 per cent to £418m, data from the NHS Litigation Authority shows.  babies feet  Under the new plans, parents with a maternity claim would be able to join a voluntary “rapid resolution and redress” scheme.Their case would be assessed by investigators working independently from the hospital where errors occurred, who would question NHS staff and parents and look at medical records.Their findings would be presented to a panel of legal and medical experts who would decide whether compensation is warranted and arrange for payments to be made.Sweden has seen the number of avoidable birth injuries halve since it introduced the scheme. Britain has one of the highest levels for stillbirths in the Western world Credit:Dominic Lipinksi/PA  ‘By learning from proven methods in countries like Sweden, we hope to achieve a dramatic reduction in the number of tragedies where babies are lost or injured for life’Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary The Government hopes the scheme – which would assess around 500 cases a year – will help dismantle what it sees as a “litigation culture”.The plans will also see the creation of an NHS Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, modelled on systems used by the airline industry, which will make maternity its first focus, and £8m funding for safety training.The plans, which will go to public consultation, will not “lock” claimants into the scheme, meaning parents could still launch a legal case against the NHS trust if they were not satisfied with recommendations of their review.  The plans will also see new maternity ratings comparing hospitals, and extra funding for training and safety pilots.last_img read more

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Hong Kong bannit la pêche au chalut de ses eaux

first_imgHong Kong bannit la pêche au chalut de ses eauxAfin de préserver ses ressources et fonds marins, Hong Kong a décidé d’interdire la pêche au chalut dans ses eaux. Une mesure saluée par les écologistes, qui entrera en vigueur dès l’année prochaine.Le mercredi 18 mai, le Parlement de Hong Kong a adopté une mesure interdisant la pêche au chalut dans ses eaux. Les députés devront l’adopter à leur tour, pour une entrée en vigueur prévue en 2012. Elle sera compensée par un budget de 1,7 milliard de dollars de Hong Kong (152 millions d’euros), qui permettra de dédommager les pêcheurs concernés par l’interdiction, rapporte le site 20 minutes.À lire aussiL’impressionnant repas d’un héron surpris en pleine natureCette décision est bien sûr saluée par les écologistes, et notamment par le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF) qui rappelle le déclin de la quantité de prises réalisées à Hong Kong depuis les quarante dernières années. Pour Samantha Lee, porte-parole de l’ONG, les ressources halieutiques devrait augmenter de 20 à 30% dans les cinq ans qui suivront l’entrée en vigueur de l’interdiction. Une mesure qui sera également très bénéfique à la préservation du corail et des éponges.Le WWF rappelle en outre que ce type de mesure a déjà été pris dans plusieurs pays tels que l’Australie, le Brésil et la Malaisie où ont été créées des zones d’interdiction de la pêche au chalut. L’Indonésie, elle, a totalement interdit cette pratique.Le 28 mai 2011 à 18:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Man in custody for businessman beating

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 24, 2017 – Providenciales – Police have reported that they have a suspect in custody, believed responsible for so badly beating Colin Jimbollalla Williams this past Sunday.    Williams had to be airlifted to Jamaica, he was reported as paralyzed on one side of his body. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

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New Report Recommends Quality of Life Improvements in Texas

first_imgA new report puts Texas “one step closer to [the] important goal” of making the state better for service members, families and veterans, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.The Governor’s Committee To Support The Military outlined 13 ways the state can improve services to military families and veterans, the San Marcos Corridor News reported.The recommendations include expanding TXServes, a web-based case management system, to all communities across the state and entering into studies with other states about military child care, the article said.U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jason Archer ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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Food Bank London food bank brings in financial adviser to help clients

first_img Trussell Trust, the charity behind food banks across the UK, is trialing a financial triage scheme in bid to help claimants with their financial worries as Christmas approaches. The programme is thanks to a £500,000 donation from MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and is currently being tested across eight Trussell Trust food banks.The initiative is part of the charitys More Than Food Programme plan, which is designed to help food banks extend on the ground support beyond emergency food provision to address some of the underlying causes of food poverty.The plan is to eventually roll the scheme out to 30 outlets across the UK. But, in the meantime, IBTimes UK was granted access to the Hammersmith and Fulham food bank in London, where a Citizens Advice official was on hand to help claimants. The other pilot sites include Cardiff, Coventry, Dundee, Durham, Stroud, Bangor and Newry. Closelast_img read more

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Rajinikanths next Acclaimed directorproducer join hands for superstars film

first_imgRajinikanth to join hands with Kalaippuli S Thanu and Siruthai Siva.PR HandoutRajinikanth seems to be impressed by the story narrated by Siruthai Siva, who had met the Tamil superstar recently at his Poes Garden house in Chennai. As a result, the actor and the director are now moving ahead with the project and a leading producer has now come forward to fund the flick.Grapevine is abuzz with the rumours of Kalaippuli S Thanu agreeing to produce the movie, which will take off once the superstar wraps up his latest film Darbar. The talks have reached the last stage and only official announcement is awaited.Kalaippuli S Thanu, who gave the moniker ‘superstar’ to Rajinikanth decades ago, had produced his Kabali a few years ago. His planning and marketing strategies had worked wonders for the film. From theatrical rights to signing various deals, he had set new benchmarks, thus winning the appreciation of Rajini for handling every single issue with ease.It seems to have made Rajinikanth to trust Kalaippuli S Thanu again to fund his film.Whereas Siruthai Siva is now one of the most-wanted filmmakers of Tamil film industry. Thanks to his three hits movies (Veeram, Vedalam and Viswasam), producers and actors are keeping him in high regards for his ability to churn good commercial films on a regular basis.Coming back to Rajinikanth, the sexagenarian is now working on AR Murugadoss’ Darbar, a cop story. The Tamil superstar plays the role of an IPS officer. The shooting of the movie is in progress in Mumbai.Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar playing the villain roles in the multilingual flick, which has Nayanthara in the female lead.last_img read more

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Man killed in gunfight

first_imgGunfight IllustrationA suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with detectives at Bhabanipur intersection in Gazipur city early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is Jahangir Alam.Ruhul Amin, an assistant commissioner of Gazipur Detective Branch, said that tipped off, a team of DB police conducted a drive.According to the police, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a group of drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.After the gunfight, the DB team rescued the bullet-hit body of a drug trader and took him to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.The police also claimed that they recovered a pistol, yaba tablets and hemp from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify police version of the incident independently as no version was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

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Vigils Mark OneYear Anniversary Of Sandra Blands Death

first_img Share Sandra Bland/FacebookSandra Bland, who was found dead at the Waller County Jail on July 13.Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, the young black woman died in a Waller County jail cell after a traffic stop.Her death became another flashpoint in the ongoing national controversy over racial bias and police.A vigil is planned in downtown Chicago Wednesday night to remember Bland who grew up in the city’s suburbs.Outside of Houston in Prairie View, a group of poets and singers have also celebrated Bland’s memory. She attended college there and had just taken a job on campus before her death.The Houston Chronicle reports that people gathered this weekend at the spot where a Texas state trooper pulled Bland over and told her she had failed to signal a lane change.That encounter led to Bland’s arrest. She wasn’t able to post bail and three days later, she was found hanging in her jail cell. She was 28 years old.Authorities ruled it a suicide. But in the courts Bland’s death isn’t entirely resolved. The officer who pulled her over, Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of perjury. And Bland’s mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the trooper, other law enforcement agencies and jail staffers.One lasting memory of Bland is the highway where she was pulled over. It now bears her name, the Sandra Bland Parkway.last_img read more

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Astronomers discover an unusual nuclear transient

first_img Although an increasing number of transient astronomical events in the centers of galaxies are being discovered by surveys like the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE), such phenomena are challenging to detect and study. Given that transients could be explained by various violent deep-sky events, including supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, or tidal disruption events (TDEs), finding new ones is important to better understand their origin.In a recently published paper, astronomers led by Mariusz Gromadzki of Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory in Warsaw, Poland, reports the finding of a peculiar nuclear transient event in the nucleus of the galaxy GALEXASC J015624.70-710415.8, some 680 light years away from the center of the host. OGLE17aaj was detected by the OGLE-IV Transient Detection System in January 2017 and follow-up observations of this transient were performed subsequently using various ground-based and space telescopes.”We report on the discovery and follow-up of a peculiar transient, OGLE17aaj, which occurred in the nucleus of a weakly active galaxy,” the paper reads.The researchers revealed that OGLE17aaj was detected at a host-subtracted I-band magnitude of about 21.0 and reached an I-band maximum magnitude of 20.0 in about 60 days. Afterward, the transient declined for about 200 days and appears to have reached a plateau. The estimated peak absolute magnitude of OGLE17aaj in the I-band was found to be 18.8.Results from ultraviolet measurements of OGLE17aaj follow the trend seen in optical observations. The astronomers noted that at maximum, the transient reached a magnitude of 19.06, and 18.52 on galaxy-subtracted images from NASA’s Swift space telescope.Moreover, the scientists calculated the lower limit on the total energy emitted by OGLE17aaj until now. This value is at a level of approximately 7.0 sexdecillion ergs, what corresponds to a lower limit of the accreted mass of about 0.04 solar masses.The authors of the paper suppose that OGLE17aaj may be a TDE, taking into account its properties, such as: a long rise time, lack of color-temperature evolution, and high black-body temperature. In general, TDEs occur when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, and is pulled apart by the black hole’s tidal forces.However, narrow emission lines and slow post-peak evolution of the transient, disfavor this hypothesis.”We investigated it as a potential TDE candidate based on its high black-body temperature and on the similarity of its spectrum to that of the recently reported nuclear event in F01004-2237, which was interpreted as a TDE. (…) OGLE17aaj showed a well-covered 60-day-long rise and a slow 200-day decline, followed by a plateau until day 300. This is unlike any TDE reported so far,” the astronomers concluded. Upper panel: Host-subtracted photometry of OGLE17aaj in the OGLE-IV I and V bands and the Swift UVW1 and UVW2 bands in absolute magnitudes as a function of days since maximum. Lower panel: Temperature evolution derived from Swift ultraviolet data over the same period. Credit: Gromadzki et al., 2019. More information: M. Gromadzki et al. Discovery and Follow-up of the Unusual Nuclear Transient OGLE17aaj. arXiv:1901.03718 [astro-ph.HE]. arxiv.org/abs/1901.03718 © 2019 Science X Network Rapid ‘turn-on’ of a nuclear transient observed by astronomers Explore further Citation: Astronomers discover an unusual nuclear transient (2019, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-astronomers-unusual-nuclear-transient.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. An international group of astronomers has detected an unusual nuclear transient in the nucleus of a weakly active galaxy. The new transient was identified by the OGLE-IV Transient Detection System and received designation OGLE17aaj. The finding is reported in a paper published January 11 on the arXiv pre-print repository.last_img read more

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Florida unveils new tourist spots for 2016

first_imgThe New Year has brought forth a number of options for adult play time making Florida the destination for this year. From relaxing hotel stays to thrill rides to dining, the Sunshine State has adventures to suite varied travellers.A $400 million redesign of one of the world’s top racing hubs, the Daytona International Speedway’s Daytona Rising, is a must-see attraction for all racing enthusiasts. The project would be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 at the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach.Spring 2016 would see the launch of the newly extended Tampa Riverwalk in Tampa Bay, where Cyclists would have the opportunity to enjoy the 1.8-mile stretch of pedestrian space. The final project is set to run a total of 2.4 miles and hosts hotels, museums, historical monuments, restaurants and stores.SeaWorld’s Mako, which is a 200-feet-tall hypercoaster and Busch Gardens Tampa’s whirlwind ride, Corba’s Curse, are both set to open in summer 2016.Local brew and food-lovers can visit Florida Keys and Key West to experience the award-winning beers at the recently opened Waterfront Brewery or learn how to make local-style dishes by participating in a cooking class taught by local chefs at Isle Cook Key West.The Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Bradenton’s Anna Maria Island near Tampa is said to be a good location where guest can relax in two-bedroom suites featuring gourmet kitchens and a 50-slip marina.Faena Hotel Miami Beach in the Faena Arts District houses a 22,000 square-feet Tierra Santa Spa which offers guests with South American-inspired healing rituals. The hotel also offers Broadway-style shows at the two-level Saxony Theatre.last_img read more

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