FROM FILM SETS TO TRACTOR CABS

first_imgMegz Reynolds loved the time she spent on her extended family’s ranch as a child. (Sherry Reynolds) As a teenager I would fantasize about one day having a farm of my own.What my teenage self didn’t realize was how challenging the transition to farming would be and how many of my preconceived ideas about food and food production would be challenged.I have always been a creative soul and a bit of a gypsy. After high school I got my first job in the film industry as a trainee set decorator on the blockbuster film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I was hooked. I loved the fast pace, the ever-changing challenges, the problem-solving and the performing under stress.As much as I loved film, there was always a piece of me that was missing the farm and farm life.Fast forward to a surprise birthday party on a dark night during harvest in a rural Sask. town with a population of 12. A young grain farmer walks into the bar covered in dust from combining field peas. He didn’t remember meeting me and I didn’t realize it at the time, but that young farmer was going to be the one to bring me back to farm life. Megz Reynolds has embraced farm life after an earlier career in the film industry. (Megz Reynolds) Advertisement I have a confession to make. Seven years ago I thought all GMOs were bad. That may not be a shocking sentiment these days, but here’s the catch: Now I’m a grain farmer in Saskatchewan.My perspective on GMOs is just one of many things that have changed since I embraced farm life.I grew up in Calgary and went on to an 11-year career in the film industry before meeting my husband and moving out to his fourth-generation family farm. The transition from film to farm may seem like a wild step, but growing up I always felt most at home on my extended family’s ranch in Southern Alberta. Twitter Advertisementcenter_img My childhood weekends, summer holidays and birthday parties were always spent on the farm. I was free there. I ran wild, took off on horseback, built forts in the coulee and climbed the Porcupine Hills. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

More than 58000 People Arrested Suspended or Fired in Turkey

By Alexandra KrauskaRabat – The number of people arrested, suspended or fired in Turkey based on suspicions of disloyalty to President Erdogan has risen to more than 58,000, according to BBC. After the unsuccessful coup by soldiers last week, Erdogan wants to identify all government workers who may have been affiliated with the movement.Turkish media announced that over 15,000 teachers and school staff, more than 1,500 university deans, and over 10,000 government workers had been removed from their positions. This is in addition to the 6,000 arrests of military personnel, suspension of over 3,000 judges, and firing of almost 9,000 police officers that happened earlier this week.The government blames Fethullah Gulen for the coup and is looking to remove all of his supporters from their positions. Gulen is an imam, and the leader of the Hizmet-Gulen movement, which advocates for moderate, pro-Western Sunni Islam, and encourages activism, civic engagement, and interfaith dialogue.The movement has organized charitable foundations that opened schools, tutoring centers, and hospitals, and provides humanitarian aid. Critics believe, however, that the movement intends to spread socially conservative ideas about alcohol and marriage and to gain power.The movement has become very powerful, and BBC believes that it may be the largest Muslim network in the world. Gulen, who was once a close ally of Erdogan’s, became his enemy in the past decade, as the power struggle between Gulen and Erdogan became more tense. He moved to the United States in 1999, and was charged with treason soon after. In 2013, Erdogan moved to shut down Hizmet-funded schools and fire Hizmet supporters from government positions.The people who were removed from their positions, suspended, or arrested are believed to have links to the Hizmet movement, especially the teachers and government workers.Gulen denied having had any role in directing the coup and condemned it as treason, in an interview with BBC.In addition to the arrests, the Turkish government revoked the licences of 24 different radio and television stations that may be affiliated with Gulen. read more

Two arrested over assault

The police said that two people were taken into custody over the assault on a lawyer who appeared on behalf of the suspects in the Kotte Rajamahavihara Temple double murder case.Sumith Silva who appeared for the suspects in the case involving the murder of two Monks at the Rajamaha Viharaya, was assaulted outside Magistrates Courts in Gangodawila last week. Attorney-at-Law Goonaratne Wanninayake the lawyers were demanding immediate action to bring the perpetrators to book and to strengthen security provided to lawyers inside the court premises. Agitated by this incident a group of lawyers from Colombo decided to boycott courts today. However this afternoon Wanninayake said that the police had informed him two people were arrested over the incident and they will be produced in court.As a result a protest which was to be staged tomorrow by the lawyers has been called off. (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda) read more

US high school counsellors descend on Brock this week

This Wednesday (Sept. 18), Brock’s International Market Development office will showcase the University to 50 visiting U.S. high school counsellors from 18 different states.These guests are part of the thousands of high school guidance counsellors who are in Toronto this week for the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).While at Brock, the counsellors will have the opportunity to check out Brock and experience what makes Niagara truly original on a bus tour of the region.This is the first time the NACAC has hosted their annual meeting outside of the United States. As a result, many of the counsellors will take the opportunity to visit post-secondary institutions throughout Ontario.NACAC’s national conference is the preeminent forum for the college admission community. The conference brings together more than 5,000 secondary and post-secondary college admission counselling professionals to exchange ideas, learn from experts, and experience the products and services that will enable them to accomplish their goals. read more

UNs top Iraq envoy discusses concerns about voting process with Kirkuk local

The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq today discussed concerns about the upcoming constitutional referendum with a local official from Kirkuk.One day after meeting with delegations representing Turkman and Arab communities in the area, Ashraf Qazi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, conveyed their concerns to Hamid Majid Mousa, a member of the Transitional National Assembly Constitutional Committee and Chair of Kirkuk Normalization Committee.Mr. Qazi discussed with Mr. Mousa the Arab and Turkman delegations’ worry about the excessive numbers of newly registered voters in Kirkuk and the surrounding areas, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).Mr. Mousa updated the UN envoy on the situation in Kirkuk, and agreed with him on the need for vigorous measures to ascertain the veracity of the vote in the 15 October Referendum on the Draft Constitution, as well as elections to be held in December. Both men reiterated the importance of adequate political representation for the various communities. Mr. Qazi restated UNAMI’s continued commitment to upholding internationally accepted norms of human rights and ensuring a free, inclusive and transparent political process. read more

Commentary Bowl Championship Series predictions good for Ohio State

After one of the most riveting weekends of college football in recent memory, voters will need to put some serious thought into their submissions over the next two weeks.This past Saturday, two climactic finishes turned the tide of the BCS picture. Faced with the possibility of suddenly downing rival Ohio State, Michigan coach Brady Hoke made an all or nothing decision to attempt a two-point conversion late in the game with the Wolverines down one. After OSU redshirt-freshman cornerback Tyvis Powell intercepted redshirt-junior quarterback Devin Gardner’s pass attempt, the Buckeyes managed to survive and stay unbeaten.The rest of Saturday’s games made OSU one of only two unbeaten teams from BCS conferences (the other being Florida State). Previously undefeated and top-ranked Alabama lost to then-No. 4 Auburn, after senior cornerback Chris Davis returned a failed Alabama 57 yard field goal attempt 100 yards for a touchdown.After the release of the BCS standings on Sunday night, the Top 5 rankings are No.1 Florida State, No. 2 OSU, No. 3 Auburn, No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Missouri.If Florida State and OSU both win their conference championship games (against No. 20 Duke and No. 10 Michigan State respectively), it seems difficult to prevent both teams from playing in the national title game. I predict that both teams will win, and that this scenario will occur. If either team loses, the media’s SEC bias may sneak the winner of the SEC Championship game between Auburn and Missouri into the title game (especially if Auburn wins).Looking beyond the title game, I do believe that Auburn will win the SEC Championship. Between their No. 5-ranked rushing attack and scoring proficiency (ranked 18th in points per game), Auburn should pull out a tight victory over Missouri.In the Pac-12, I see No. 11 Arizona State will upset No. 7 Stanford in the championship game. Most of Stanford’s victories have been close games, and they almost melted down against then-No. 2 Oregon, even though they held on for a six point victory. Although Arizona State has also had many close victories, they will be playing at home, where they have defeated every opponent besides No. 21 Wisconsin by at least double digits (ASU is 8-1 as the home team, with the lone loss to Notre Dame).In the Big 12, I predict that No. 6 Oklahoma State will win the conference. I think that No. 9 Baylor will lose to No. 25 Texas, and the Cowboys will take down No. 17 Oklahoma, thus securing their place in a BCS bowl.In the American Athletic Conference, I believe that the No. 16 Central Florida will win the BCS bid. Although I believe that No. 19 Louisville is the more talented team, it seems that most scenarios favor UCF claiming the bid (since they are undefeated in conference, including a win against Louisville).These results would lead to the following matchups:Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Arizona StateFiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Alabama (At Large)Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs. UCFOrange Bowl: Clemson vs. Northern Illinois (At Large)National Title Game (in Pasadena, California): Florida State vs. Ohio StateI predict that Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Auburn and Northern Illinois will all win their BCS contests. Oklahoma State and Alabama will probably be the most intriguing regular BCS contest as both teams have only one loss on the season by single digits.As for the National Title game, it will be close. I predict in a thriller similar to the Michigan game, the Buckeyes will prevail at the last second. Considering the talents of Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller (who combined for 379 rushing yards against Michigan), Florida State will be hard pressed to stop the Buckeye run game. read more

Paléontologie des ossements de cousins des dinosaures découverts en Tanzanie

first_imgPaléontologie : des ossements de cousins des dinosaures découverts en TanzanieTanzanie – Des ossements de créatures ayant vécu sur Terre il y a plus de 240 millions d’années ont été découverts en Tanzanie. L’Asilisaurus kongwe n’est pas l’ancêtre du dinosaure mais son cousin, et la découverte de ces ossements laisse penser que les dinosaures n’étaient en réalité “que l’un des grands groupes d’animaux dont la diversité a explosé durant le Trias”.C’est en 2007 que des paléontologues ont découvert les premiers fragments de squelettes d’Asilisaurus kongwe, dans le bassin du Ruhuhu (Tanzanie du Sud). Peu à peu, ce sont les ossements de quatorze individus qui ont été extraits.Cousin du dinosaure vieux de 240 millions d’années, l’Asilisaurus kongwe dont un squelette presque entier a pu être reconstitué, était un petit quadrupède mesurant un peu plus d’un mètre de haut et ne pesant pas plus de 30 kilos. D’après les chercheurs, cet animal qui a vécu pendant le Trias moyen (la première période de l’ère secondaire) se nourrissait sans doute à la fois de viande et de plantes. Jusqu’alors, les chercheurs pensaient que les cousins des dinosaures étaient bipèdes et carnivores. Il est possible qu’Asilisaurus kongwe ait d’abord été carnivore, puis qu’il ait diversifié sa nourriture afin d’améliorer ses chances de survie.”Cette découverte laisse penser que les dinosaures n’étaient que l’un des grands groupes d’animaux dont la diversité a explosé durant le Trias (250 à 200 millions d’années), parmi lesquels les ptérosaures (reptiles volants), des reptiles du genre Silesaurus, et plusieurs groupes proches des crocodiles” expliqueSterling Nesbitt de l’université du Texas à Austin.L’Asilisaurus kongwe, en tant que cousin proche du dinosaure, dérive très probablement d’un ancêtre qui leur était commun. La divergence ayant conduit aux deux lignées étant antérieure à 243 millions d’années, les chercheurs en déduisent que les dinosaures sont plus anciens qu’ils ne le pensaient jusqu’à présent.Le 20 mars 2010 à 09:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

BAHAMAS GOVERNOR GENERAL HE DAME MARGUERITE PINDLING CALLS ON QUEEN ELIZABETH II

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, 14 Oct 2014 – A courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II by Bahamas Governor General H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Buckingham Palace today. This visit is part of state visit by the Governor General to London to attend an investiture. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:courtesy call, margaruite pinding, queen elizabeth IIcenter_img Public Holiday on Monday; Queen’s Birthday Honor parade in Grand Turk HAITIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE pays courtesy call on Premier Rufus Ewinglast_img read more

JAMAICA Nurses Charged to Play Greater Role in Promoting Public Health

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, March 1, 2018 – Kingston –  Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has charged the nation’s nurses to prepare to play a greater role in promoting and protecting public health.  He noted that nurses, given the regular and frequent contact they have with people, are in a unique position to promote healthy lifestyles and advise persons against habits that can endanger their health.“The nursing profession has to prepare itself… (for nurses) to be greater advocates for the cause of public health and wellness in our society,” he said.The Minister was addressing the launch of Nursing Now, a global campaign aimed at promoting the profession, held on Tuesday (February 27) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St. Andrew.  The initiative is geared at, among other things, raising the status of nurses globally, and maximising the contribution that nursing makes to universal health coverage and women’s empowerment and economic development.Its key partners are the World Health Organization (WHO), International Council of Nurses, the United Kingdom (UK)-based Burdett Trust for Nursing, and nursing organisations across the globe.Minister Tufton, in endorsing the campaign, said it is going to reinforce the value of the nursing profession to public health locally, in the region and internationally.  He noted that the impact of nurses is greatest at the level of primary healthcare; the preventative side of health, which is a major thrust of Governments globally.“It is a good time to highlight, to reinforce that importance, in order for us to take note and to do more to promote the interest, role and the contribution of a very crucial sector in the delivery of public healthcare,” he said.Dr. Tufton said the initiative will enable “greater empowerment of our nurses and provide them with the ability and the capacity to prepare themselves to provide greater leadership, as an important response to the public health challenges the country faces”.last_img read more

Mourinho reveals Man Uniteds struggle to sign players

first_imgMan United’s Jose Mourinho, gave a very detailed explanation about the struggle that his club goes through to sign the very best players.What Jose Mourinho explained this Friday during a Man United press conference ahead of the match at Southampton is worth analyzing, his club has struggled quite a bit to sign the very best players from other clubs recently.We recently found out about the negative response he got from Internazionale Milano’s midfielder, Ivan Perisic.But the Croatian is only one of many great examples that the Red Devils could talk about for hours, we can also bring up the case of Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid Welshman who rejected the Red Devils very publicly knowing that Jose Mourinho kept asking for his transfer to the club.The Portuguese manager knows that in order to win the titles that the clubs from Spain are currently owning, he has to buy the very best players who are available on the market.The problem is that getting some of the best talents that money can buy, has become increasingly difficult even if the clubs that could sell them don’t really have that much power to win titles.Mourinho just gave a very detailed explanation with examples that we need to analyze further here, he used Tottenham Hotspur as a perfect way to illustrate it because the Spurs are one of the clubs that have some of the biggest talents in English football but all of them are a forbidden fruit right now.The #MUFC Official App is the best place to follow Jose’s press conference — head there from 10:30 GMT!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 30, 2018When asked about United’s struggle to sign top players, Mourinho said: “It depends,” he said via Goal.“I will give you an example, that I hope is a good example. I hope you can interpret it in the right way.”“Is Manchester United by history, by its dimensions, bigger than Tottenham? With all the respect – Tottenham is an amazing club – I think everybody would say yes.”“Can we go to Tottenham and buy their best players? No – because they don’t sell or because they are so powerful that they can say no.”“A few years ago, who was Tottenham’s best player? Michael Carrick. A few years later, who was the best player? Berbatov.”“Can we go now there and bring Harry Kane, Dele Alli, [Christian] Eriksen, [Heung-min] Son? Can we go there and bring the guys here? No.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“So, who is more powerful now. Them or us? Football changes. It is more difficult to buy players of a high, high, high level.”“The clubs are more powerful and don’t want to sell. Before, the smaller clubs, they were almost begging the big clubs, ‘get my best player, I need to sell. Please, you are powerful, buy my best player’.”“At this moment, they don’t want to sell. It is more difficult to make the team better and stronger with buying.”“Unless you do what some clubs do, and for some reason, they can do and others cannot. Which is, I need a right back and a left back. Send away the ones you have and buy four at the same time.”“It is difficult, so we do what we can. Last season was fantastic to finish second and we are fighting hard. I know we have to do better than we are doing.”“But one thing is to do better and another thing is to try and compare ourselves with what Manchester United was in the past. Not just because Manchester United was fantastic, but because there was a big difference to the others and, at the moment, it is not like that,” he concluded.✊ We are United.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 30, 2018It’s still unclear if the Red Devils will go after any players during this winter transfer window, but they should at least consider it due to the current climate within the squad.It’s safe to say that Manchester United is too far from being the best club in English football, Jose Mourinho grew increasingly frustrated with his several failed attempts to buy the players he wanted for his new project and had to resign himself with the idea of getting his second or third option on the lists that he provided to Ed Woodward.Even if the Red Devils are the wealthiest club in the world, they still refuse to pay too much money for any player and they will likely remain with the same philosophy after the experience that brought them signing Paul Pogba a couple of years ago.Thanks to Tottenham, Jose Mourinho’s biggest excuse is now irrelevant #mufc https://t.co/RDpEYDCICE— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) November 27, 2018Which top player would you like to see playing for Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Mario Gomez reveals why he turned down Real Atletico Madrid

first_imgVfB Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez revealed why he chose to join Fiorentina instead of either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in 2013.After falling behind Mario Mandzukic in the Bayern Munich pecking order, Gomez decided to end his four-year stay at the Allianz Arena after scoring 113 goals in 174 games along with winning two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.The former Germany international had the choice of going to Spain with either Real or Atletico but instead made a surprise €20m transfer to Fiorentina in the Serie A.Gomez made the decision to turn down, what many would view as a once in a lifetime opportunity, both Real and Atletico in favour of Fiorentina due to a new-found desire to be the “hunter” once more after having so much success at Bayern.“At the time, I relatively quickly made the decision to join Fiorentina,” Gomez told Bild.“However, my agent, Uli Ferber, kept telling me that the Spanish top clubs Real and Atlético Madrid also asked about me.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Two days before the end of the pre-season training camp with Bayern, he asked me if he should really say no to them.“From a sporting point of view, that may not be understandable to many people. But Fiorentina showed me exactly which way they wanted to go.“With a high-quality team and a new stadium, they wanted to compete with Juventus in the long run.”“After four years at Bayern München, the thought of being in the position as the hunters attracted me and ultimately made me want to make the move.”Ultimately though Gomez’s time in Italy didn’t turn out the way he had hoped for with just 14 goals to his name in 47 appearances before going out on loan to Turkish side Besiktas and leaving permanently in 2016 for VfL Wolfsburg.At the age of 33, Gomez returned to his boyhood club Stuttgart last January.last_img read more

Cole Hazards the best player in the Premier League

first_imgFormer Chelsea star Joe Cole believes it’s critical that the club retain Eden Hazard as he’s now the Premier League’s best playerThe Belgium international has been in great form this season for Chelsea with an impressive 12 goals and 10 assists in 24 league appearances.Hazard’s strong form has helped enable Chelsea to remain in the top four of the Premier League, despite strong competition from Manchester United and Arsenal.This has also helped keep Real Madrid interested in signing him with Hazard yet to announce whether or not he will sign a new contract at Chelsea.Blues coach Maurizio Sarri announced last week that he will not stand in Hazard’s way if he decides to end his seven-season stay at Stamford Bridge.But Cole, who played alongside Hazard at French side Lille OSC during the 2011/12 campaign, believes it’s “important” Chelsea find a way to retain him.“I said when he signed that he would be the greatest player the club has ever had and I still stand by that,” Cole told the Daily Mirror.“I still believe that. My teammates and my colleagues have been amazing but Eden is the best player I’ve ever worked with.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“When you look at what he’s done in the short space of time that he’s been there. He’s been an unbelievable player. I think he’s the best player in the league and I think he’s a top, top player and it’s important the club keep hold of him.”He added: “I played with him when I was at Lille and he was being courted by all the top clubs in Europe and Harry Redknapp was talking to me about him because Tottenham wanted him.“Everyone wanted him – Man United, Man City and I just felt Chelsea was the right home for him.“I told him if he wanted to win trophies which he has done and develop as a player. London is close to Belgium on the Eurostar, I felt it was the right fit and I knew the fans would love him.”Eden Hazard – Premier League Player of the week 25 [@WhoScored] pic.twitter.com/ovPIhPHumB— IM10 (@messilya) February 6, 2019last_img read more

No sign of Florida skydiver missing near Seattle

first_imgNORTH BEND — The search for a missing Florida skydiver in the Washington Cascade foothills will continue by helicopter as the weather allows.The ground search for 29-year-old Kurt Ruppert, of Lake City, Fla., was suspended Sunday after searchers with the King County sheriff’s office covered 9 square miles on and around Mount Si, a steep and heavily forested 4,200-foot peak about 30 miles east of Seattle.Ruppert was taking turns with two friends who were waiting on the ground Thursday when he jumped out of a helicopter at 6,500 feet.Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says because of the flying suit he was wearing, he could have glided for some distance.Friends say Ruppert has been skydiving seven or eight years and is experienced in a wing suit.last_img read more

Rana Plaza owner gets 3 yrs jail for graft

first_imgSecurity personnel escort Sohel Rana, owner of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, after a court appearance in Dhaka on 29 August, 2017. Photo: AFPA Dhaka court on Tuesday jailed the Rana Plaza owner for three years for graft, the first of many charges laid against him after the garment factory complex collapsed in 2013 and killed more than 1,130 people.Sohel Rana was given the maximum three-year sentence by a special court in Dhaka for failing to declare his personal wealth to Bangladesh’s anti-graft commission, one of a series of charges brought after the disaster.“This is the first time he has been convicted and jailed,” prosecutor Salahuddin Eskander told AFP.Eskander said Rana, who faces four other charges including murder for his role in one of the world’s worst industrial tragedies, was in court for the verdict.He and 37 others could be sentenced to death if found guilty of murder over the factory complex’s collapse. But that trial has been delayed by appeals in the higher court.Rana was arrested just days after the accident at the border with India as he tried to flee Bangladesh.He became the nation’s public enemy number one in the aftermath of the disaster as survivors recounted being forced to enter the building to work despite complaining about cracks appearing in the walls.Rana and 17 others have also been charged with violating building codes when extending the six-storey structure by a further three floors. The illegal construction was blamed by investigators for the tragedy.His lawyer Faruque Ahmed told AFP he would appeal the verdict.“He was in custody when he was served the Anti Corruption Commission notice to submit his wealth statement. In the jail he was not given enough time to meet his lawyer or his family,” Ahmed told AFP.‘Cold-blooded murderer’The disaster prompted sweeping reforms in the garment sector, including new safety inspections and higher wages in the industry which employs around four million workers, mostly women.Bangladeshi activists welcomed the verdict against Rana, but urged prosecutors to fast-track a court date for his murder trial.“It has been four years since the tragedy, and still this trial has not begun in full swing,” Kalpona Akter, head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, told AFP.“He is a cold-blooded murderer. He forced workers to work in a death chamber.”Rana, who was linked with the ruling Awami League party, also faces a narcotics charge.The Rana Plaza disaster highlighted appalling safety problems in Bangladesh’s nearly $30 billion garment industry, the world’s second largest exporter after China’s.A host of Western retailers had clothing made at the complex’s five factories, including Italy’s Benetton, Spain’s Mango and the British low-cost chain Primark.Bangladesh’s anti-graft agency has accused Rana of purchasing property with suspicious funds. The agency is also investigating his parents for allegedly hoarding more than $2 million in ill-gotten gains.last_img read more

Nur Uddin Shamim confess to their part

first_imgNur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain ShamimTwo accused — Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim – in the madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi killing case reportedly confessed before a court in Feni on Sunday to their part in the incident.They gave ‘confessional’ statements before the court of senior judicial magistrate M Zakir Hossain in the afternoon, said Shah Alam, an inspector of Police Bureau of Investigation and investigation officer of the case.He, however, declined to elaborate further for the sake of investigation.Meanwhile, a foundation has been established in memory of the late madrasa girl. Victim’s family established the Nusrat Jahan Rafi Memorial Foundation.At a function on Sunday, Nusrat’s father AKM Musa Mia spoke about the future plan of the foundation.He said the foundation will stand by the helpless and oppressed women in the future.After fighting for her life for five days, Nusrat succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on 10 Apr.On 6 April, she was set afire at an examination centre of Alim examination allegedly by students loyal to principal Sirajuddoula of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as Rafi had accused him of sexually harassing her.last_img read more

Two lanes closed on M6 Southbound in West Midlands

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists using the M6 Southbound can expect delays this morning – due to two lanes being closed due to a spillage in the West Midlands. The lanes are blocked on the carriageway between Junction 10 and Junction 9, near Walsall and Wednesbury, while repair work is carried out on the barriers and the spillage is cleared up. The motorway was initially closed fully at around 5.30am this morning after a car crashed into the barrier although one lane has now reopened. Traffic is queueing as it approaches the closed area – with some delays reported. A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 has two lanes blocked southbound between J10 and J9 Walsall Wednesbury – to allow barrier repairs and treatment for a spillage from an earlier collision.” The driver of the car, who was not seriously injured, was arrested following the accident, according to Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG). A CMPG spokesman said: “RTC on M6 south junction 10 – 9 minor injury but could have been avoided, driver in custody having failed roadside breath test.” Read MoreMore than 1,100 homes without power in North Staffordshire Engineers working to repair the damage (Image: Highways England) It is unclear when the road will reopen fully at this stage, with repairs expected to continue throughout the day, but we will provide you further updates throughout the day. For more road and railway updates from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire – plus furthers from further afield we think will affect people from our region travelling today – visit our dedicated traffic and travel channel here. What is the legal alcohol limit for drivers in England?The legal alcohol limit for drivers in England (as well as Wales and Northern Ireland) is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood in your body, 35 micrograms of alcohol for 100 every millilitres of breath and 107 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of urine. The limit is lower in Scotland with the limit reduced in December 2014 to 50 milligrammes of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood (or 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath).last_img read more

Nepal Supreme Court judge killed 2 people wounded

first_img Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Police official Rabindra Shah said two masked men on a black motorcycle drove by the judge’s car and opened fire. Bam, his bodyguard and another person identified as the judge’s friend were hit but the driver managed to escape. The attackers fled the scene after the shooting and the injured men were rushed to the hospital in a taxi.Bam, shot several times, died at the local Norvic Hospital as he was being treated for internal bleeding, said hospital doctor Bharat Rawat. The other two men were undergoing surgery and their condition was unknown.Police set up checkpoints in Katmandu and were searching for the motorcycle and culprits.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Motorcycle-riding assailants shot and killed a Supreme Court judge under investigation for allegedly taking bribes as he headed to work in the Nepalese capital Thursday, police said.Rana Bahadur Bam’s bodyguard and another passenger in his car were also wounded in the attack as the judge was driven to work after worshipping at a Hindu temple.Bam was being investigated by the Judiciary Council for allegedly taking bribes from suspects charged with abduction in 2010 in exchange for releasing them with light sentences and fines. Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Quick workouts for menlast_img read more

Man lashed in Timbuktu for rape

first_imgThe man who was whipped, identified as a Burkina Faso citizen named Boubacar El-Bourkinabiyoune, was brought into Timbuktu’s public square on Friday morning, say witnesses. Islamists of the radical Ansar Dine group, which seized control of the city in April, explained that if the accused had been married, they would have stoned him to death, said resident Aboubacrine Yattara.Contacted by telephone, a second witness Mohamed Toure confirmed that he had also seen the lashing.Northern Mali fell into the hands of a mixture of Islamic groups in March and April, following a coup in the distant capital, Bamako, more than 700 miles away.An estimated 30,000 people have fled the conflict in northern Mali and are desperately in need of food aid, according to Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary and Emergency Relief Coordinator.Amos spent two days in Mali and said that in addition to those who fled the north, there are 4.6 million people in the country who are affected by the current food shortages. She said the U.N. appealed for $213 million in relief aid, but less than half that amount has been provided.“Without addition support, we are not going to reach everyone who needs help,” said Amos. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Patients with chronic pain give advice Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security system Top Stories Associated PressBAMAKO, Mali (AP) – A man accused of rape in the Malian city of Timbuktu received 100 lashes on Friday morning, according to witnesses, as the radical Islamic group controlling the country’s northern half continued their campaign of applying the extreme form of Islamic law known as Shariah.The latest punishment comes on the heels of a visit to Mali by investigators from the International Criminal Court who are studying whether armed groups in the country have committed crimes against humanity.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians yells as he stands next to quarterback Carson Palmer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) TEMPE, Ariz. — Bruce Arians delivered a pre-emptive strike at his weekly Monday press conference. It was aimed at those pondering the immense playoff possibilities after the Cardinals’ gut-check, 39-32 win on Sunday night in Seattle.“It was a great game. It sets up this one,” the Cardinals coach said, targeting this week’s matchup with the once-beaten Cincinnati Bengals. “No need to talk about stretches and all that bull(expletive). This is a big game here.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories With a 4-1 road record, the Cardinals also know they can win anywhere now. That’s a big step over each of the previous two seasons when the team went 4-4 away from University of Phoenix Stadium. Beating the two-time defending NFC champs in their own stadium helps fortify the belief system, and the manner in which the Cardinals accomplished it — by overcoming some late adversity — helped all the more.“If it had been a coaster all the way, who knows if we could handle adversity down the road,” Arians said. “Now that you’ve done it on the road, it proves to you that you can. I think there’s a lot of growth from that win — more so than had it been 19-0 the whole way.”Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter As Arians noted, the win in Seattle set this one up and that week-to-week progression is how the Cardinals will and must proceed from here on out. Arizona has one of the NFL’s most difficult second-half schedules, with the Bengals, St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers still ahead, before a rematch with the Seahawks in the season finale at University of Phoenix Stadium.The weekly tests pose an enormous challenge for Arizona, but they also play right into Arians’ hands when trying to keep his team focused on short-term goals.“No chance of a letdown,” he said. “There might be a letdown today but there won’t be any for Sunday. Our guys know (what it means) when you get an undefeated team coming into your house.”By winning in Seattle, the Cardinals did more than ratchet up the buzz around this next game and put themselves in position for greater achievements. They added another layer of confidence to the coat of armor they began constructing with a 17-10 win in Seattle two seasons ago (Arians’ first season) against a team that went on to win the Super Bowl.“We don’t lack any confidence, for sure, but it reassures it when you go there and win,” Arians said. “It just helps to build it and a week like that can really lead to a good week of practice, which leads to better weeks.” Arians knows what is on Cardinals fans’ minds, and he knows which storylines will be weaving their way through the various media outlets. With the Green Bay Packers’ recent struggles, and with the NFC mostly mired in mediocrity, the Cardinals are in position once again to earn a first-round playoff bye and a second-round game at home, putting them within shouting distance of the NFC Championship.By grabbing the mic before any reporters could ask questions on Monday, Arians made it clear his own team is reciting a different message instead of playing out the next seven weeks in their heads to see if they can earn all those spoils.“Right now, it’s just add ’em up at the end,” Arians said. “Let’s stay in the moment to make sure that those kinds of things happen. If you start talking about them too much I think you start looking at the wrong goals. Right now, it’s to have the best Wednesday practice we can have.”The message had already been delivered to the players by the time Arians spoke.“We’ve got a tough game coming up with Cincinnati so just prepare for that one,” receiver Jaron Brown said, when asked about the significance of the win in Seattle. “Wednesday’s practice is right around the corner. We’re going to start looking at film and just prepare for them.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

This month Chinese luxury label Shanghai Tang open

first_imgThis month Chinese luxury label Shanghai Tang opens their first-ever Shanghai Tang Café in Xintiandi, one of Shanghai’s leading shopping, dining and entertainment districts and also the home of the brand’s flagship store.The décor celebrates Shanghai Tang’s signature brand of contemporary Chinese chic, with bold colors and vibrant accents. The restaurant/bar features a kitchen led by award-winning chef Jereme Leung, acclaimed for founding the Whampoa Club at Three on the Bund. In accordance with Leung’s innovative approach to cooking, the cuisine will be a mix of modern and traditional Chinese fare.Visit www.shanghaitangcafe.com.last_img read more