Ahmedabad-based call centre dupes U.S. citizen

first_imgIn a first such instance, a U.S. citizen has filed a complaint with the Ahmedabad police, alleging that he was duped of $17,000 by a city-based illegal call centre executives, who impersonated as officials of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), equivalent to the Income Tax department in India.Tax dispute In his compliant to city police commissioner A.K. Singh, the complainant said that he had received a series of calls on his mobile, demanding payment to settle an old tax dispute.“We have been vigilant on illegal call centres in the city. In the last six months, the city police have busted around half a dozen such call centres and arrested over 75 people,” a senior police officer told The Hindu, adding, “In case of the American complainant, we sought details from him to launch a probe.”Recently, U.S.-based Gujarati Harsh Patel pleaded guilty in a U.S. court for being part of an IRS scam involving call centres in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. In last October, the Thane police had busted a call centre racket involving 26-year-old Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, mastermind of the $300 million scam.last_img read more

2 militants killed in encounter at Kashmir’s Sopore

first_imgTwo unidentified militants were killed an operation in north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Friday. The police said arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter. The police said their identities and affiliations were being ascertained. “Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of encounter,” said a police spokesman.A Srinagar-based police spokesman said security forces cordoned off Warpora area of Sopore in Baramulla on February 21 night “after a credible input about the presence of militants”.“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter,” said the police.The site of operation also witnessed a clash when local youth made attempts to attack security personnel with stones. Tear smoke shells were used to chase way the mobs. Internet was also stopped as a precautionary measure.last_img read more

AAP to contest three seats each in U.P., Bihar

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday announced that it will contest three seats each in Uttar Pardesh and Bihar, and also introduced its candidates.In a series of tweets, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that in Uttar Pradesh, the party will contest from Saharanpur, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Aligarh.“The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of AAP has given its approval for three names in Uttar Pradesh. Yogesh Dahia from Saharanpur, Prof Shweta Sharma from Gautam Buddh Nagar and Satish Chand Sharma from Aligarh will be AAP’s candidates,” Mr. Singh said.While Saharanpur and Gautam Buddh Nagar will vote on April 11 in the first of the seven-phase general elections, Aligarh will go to the polls on April 18.Mr. Singh also said that in Bihar the party will contest three seats — Kishanganj, Sitamarhi and Bhagalpur.AAP will field Alimuddin Ansari from Kishanganj, Raghunath Kumar from Sitamarhi and E. Satyendar Kumar from Bhagalpur, he said.While Kishanganj and Bhagalpur will vote in the second phase on April 18, Sitamarhi vote in the fifth phase on May 6.The AAP is contesting in all the seats in Delhi, Goa, Haryana and Punjab.The party has named all seven candidates for the seats in Delhi, and for two seats in Goa.last_img read more

City of Lodi in Northern California to Pay $2.6M to Indian American Family of Veteran Killed by Police

first_imgThe Northern California city of Lodi has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to an Indian American family of a mentally ill Gulf War veteran killed by police in 2014.Police at the time responded to the home of Parminder Singh Shergill, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm in the 1990s, when Shergill’s sister-in-law called 911 and said the veteran was attacking his mother.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img

IOC judges back truthful whistleblower, ban 5 more Russians

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Tiger Woods getting strong reviews in return to golf All disqualified athletes are also banned from the Olympics for life.If the 2014 medals are reallocated, the four-man bobsled gold could go to Latvia. The United States could improve to silver, and a fourth-placed Russian team could receive the bronze.In women’s biathlon, Vilukhina’s silver could pass to Vita Semerenko of Ukraine, and Karin Oberhofer of Italy could be promoted to bronze. The women’s relay could see Norway could move up to silver and the Czech Republic get bronze.Legkov was among athletes on the “Duchess List” — named for a fast-acting cocktail of steroids dissolved in alcohol and used as a mouthwash — who were protected by the doping system. Their clean urine was stored to be swapped in for tainted samples during the games.Rodchenkov alleged swaps were done through a mouse hole in a lab room with FSB officers who worked out how to break into tamper-proof bottles. Scratches and marks on the glass were crucial evidence in Legkov’s case.“Whatever his motivation may be and whichever wrongdoing he may have committed in the past,” the IOC panel said, “Dr. Rodchenkov was telling the truth when he provided explanations of the cover-up scheme that he managed.” Still, this was a “sophisticated” system in place and was compared to a Swiss watch by the three-man panel, comprising two from Switzerland and one from Spain.“(I)t was a very fine mechanism where many people had a role to play,” the verdict in Legkov’s case stated.A final IOC judgment on whether the Russian state ultimately corrupted the Winter Games that cost $51 billion to prepare for and stage should come next week.A separate commission chaired by a former president of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, will give the IOC board its findings ahead of the Dec. 5 meeting to decide on punishing Russia.The latest guilty verdicts announced on Monday involved Aleksei Negodailo and Dmitrii Trunenkov, members of the gold medal-winning four-man bobsled; Yana Romanova, the silver medalist in the 4×6-kilometer women’s biathlon relay; Olga Vilukhina, the silver medalist in the same relay and 7.5-kilometer biathlon; and Sergei Chudinov, who was fifth in skeleton.The Russian Bobsleigh Federation said in a statement the decisions were “the height of injustice” that lacked legal basis, and promised to contest them.The appeals route for Russian athletes is the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the IOC’s home city of Lausanne, Switzerland.Trunenkov was already serving a four-year ban, backdated to April 2016, for a separate doping offense just before he retired.Another member of the four-man team, Alexander Zubkov, was disqualified on Friday and stripped of his golds in the two-man and four-man. That meant Alexey Voyevoda, who won both golds with Zubkov, was also stripped of the medals. His case was considered by the IOC panel last Thursday.A third member of the women’s biathlon relay, Olga Zaitseva, had her hearing last week. Former Moscow and Sochi laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov was a “truthful witness,” the panel said in publishing its first detailed verdict on the same day it sanctioned five more Russian athletes to bring the total to 19.Rodchenkov is living in the United States under FBI protection as a cooperating witness.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe IOC panel, chaired by Denis Oswald, agreed that investigator Richard McLaren — appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency to verify Rodchenkov’s claims to American media in May 2016 — proved the existence of a doping conspiracy beyond reasonable doubt.The public vindication of Rodchenkov and McLaren, each repeatedly denounced by state authorities in Russia, will fuel speculation that the IOC executive board meeting next Tuesday should ban Russia’s team from the Pyeongchang Olympics. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, Russia’s relay team from left, Yana Romanova, Olga Zaitseva, Ekaterina Shumilova and Olga Vilukhina, celebrate winning the silver for the women’s biathlon 4x6k relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina have tested positive for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, their silver medals are forfeit and according to an IOC statement issued Monday Nov. 27, 2017, they are among five Russian athletes now banned from all future Olympics. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)GENEVA — In a blow to the credibility of Russia’s denials that it operated state-backed Olympic doping, an IOC judging panel has endorsed a key whistleblower and the investigator who exposed the plot.Orchestrated cheating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games was “a conspiracy which infected and subverted the Olympic Games in the worst possible manner,” an International Olympic Committee commission prosecuting a slew of Russian cases said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Medals in biathlon, bobsled, cross-country skiing, speedskating and skeleton have been stripped by the IOC, and Russia was knocked off the top of the medals table last week in a previous round of disqualifications.The first athlete disqualified four weeks ago was Alexander Legkov, a cross-country skier who won the men’s 50-kilometer gold and 4×10-kilometer relay silver.The full verdict in his Oct. 30 case was published on Monday to reveal how strongly a judging panel of three IOC members believed the evidence first outlined last year of urine sample swaps and tampered bottles in the Sochi laboratory.A 46-page document confirmed the panel “is more than comfortably satisfied that the evidence establishes that a scheme of sample-swapping as described in the McLaren Report and the affidavit of Dr. Rodchenkov was indeed in place and implemented in Sochi.”The ruling stopped short of joining the two men in accusing Russian government agencies, including the sports ministry and FSB security service, of complicity.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentslast_img read more

Luxury car makers rush to bring in petrol variants

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) As demand for diesel variants of luxury cars and SUVs dips in the wake of pollution concerns, companies like Mercedes-Benz and Audi are rushing to bring in their petrol offerings to India.While Mercedes-Benz will make available petrol variants for all its models sold in India by next month so as to align with the demand shift, Audi is likely to complete such an exercise by the first quarter of next year. Tata Motors-owned JLR has also started working on a similar strategy.”We are working on future investment plans but they needed to be reworked and the most immediate action was adopting the petrol strategy,” Audi India Head Joe King told PTI.He said reworking of the strategy was due to the shift in customer demand towards petrol from diesel vehicles in the wake of Supreme Court ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engine of 2,000 cc and above in Delhi-NCR and NGT order on similar lines.Audi India has preponed introduction of its petrol offerings by about five months.”Now there is a significant shift in demand for petrol vehicles. So we will ensure that all our models sold in India will have both petrol and diesel options by the first quarter of next year,” King added.He further said in the next two years Audi expects sales of its petrol vehicles to account for 30-35 per cent of the overall sales, a multi-fold jump from about 2-5 per cent at present.This week, Audi will launch the petrol version of its A6 sedan, he said, adding that the petrol variant of the companys Q7 SUV “isnt far away”.advertisementGerman rival Mercedes-Benz, which recently launched the the petrol variant of its best selling SUV in India GLE 400, is also cranking up its petrol strategy in India.”We plan to offer petrol variants in all our products by September and give the customers an additional option to choose from,” Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Roland Folger said.Such has been the rise in demand for petrol vehicles that “the ratio of diesel and petrol in Mercedes-Benzs portfolio earlier was 80:20 and currently with the introduction of more petrol variants we expect petrols share to rise up to 30 per cent of our total sales”, he said.Jaguar Land Rover, another company which was hit hard by the ban on big diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi-NCR has also started working on a petrol strategy.In June, JLR India President Rohit Suri had said the company was already adapting its portfolio “not just because of the ban (on big diesel cars and SUVs) but also due to the increasing preference for petrol vehicles. We will do our best to address the demand.”Earlier this year, the company had launched Jaguar XE in petrol to add to its existing Jaguar XJ in petrol. It was followed up by the launch of 2 litre petrol derivative of Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV. PTI RKL ANU ABMlast_img read more

UAE-based Indian woman chosen to lead programme for athletes

first_imgDubai, Nov 12 (PTI) The UAE-based Indian educator of Special Needs and Disability Ayukta Thakur has been selected by the Dubai ruler to lead a special sports programme that provides trainings and opportunities to athletes for their greater participation.Abu Dhabi is to host the Special Olympics Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional games in March 2018.The event, which will take place ahead of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) in Abu Dhabi, is for competitors with special needs and disabilities.Thakur is a member of the board preparing for the SOWG.”As a board member of the Special Olympics UAE that will take place in March 2018, I am responsible for the development and delivery of the Athlete Leadership Program in Dubai,” said Thakur, a specialist in the Special Needs field since 2012.”The Athlete Leadership Programme allows athletes to explore opportunities for greater participation in our movement within our society beyond sports training and competition,” she said.It allows them to explore future opportunities as motivational speakers, coaches, team leaders, advocates among others, Thakur said.Raised in Japan, Thakur works closely with young adults with special needs and is a first Indian to be a part of the Special Olympics UAE Board.She is the co-founder of Integreat Center in Dubai which caters to the needs of young adults with special needs and utilises a holistic teaching approach to teach life skills development and vocational training.Thakur will work closely with Shaikha Mariam Bint Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan who serves as Honorary Chair of the newly restructured organization for the Special Olympics, and with Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of Youth serving as Chair of the board.advertisementThe selection was made by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.Thakur is pursuing Masters Degree in Mental Health from the University of Liverpool.Integreat Center was honored with an award “Icons of Learning” in Singapore on Thursday. PTI GS CPSlast_img read more

Greece Cuts Sports Budget 50%

first_imgATHENS – Coming off one of its poorest performances ever at the 2012 London Olympics, Greece may not be able to fully support its team or amateur sports after the government cut the budget of the Greek Amateur Athletics Federation (SEGAS), officials at the agency said.The General Secretariat of Sports, blaming the country’s economic crisis, is making drastic cuts in subsidies to sports federations.“The announcement of the grants to sports federations by the General Secretariat of Sports unfortunately demonstrates that amateur sports has been deleted from the priorities of the state,” the announcement by SEGAS said.SEGAS said the grant cuts by the government “will not even cover the minimum operational costs of the federations.”The sports secretariat said that that only 11.2 million euros ($15.5 million) will be given to the federations this year, a 50 percent decrease from the previous year when athletes complained they couldn’t afford to compete for their country and were in facilities with cold water showers and inferior conditions.Some federations will not receive any financial aid from the state while SEGAS is scheduled to get 2.3 million euros ($3.18 million), a 67 percent drop from 2013.“SEGAS calls on the state to realize that supporting sports helps invest in youth, society, better health and better quality of life. Amateur sports needs additional funding. We intend to challenge this financing in cooperation with other sports federations and the Hellenic Olympic Committee,” the SEGAS announcement said.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Report: Apollon 0 Everton 3

first_imgKey Opta stats: – Everton’s starting XI in this game (23y 015d) was the youngest by an English club in Europe (excl. qualifiers) since Everton vs BATE Borisov in the Europa League in December 2009 (22y 319d).- This was the lowest points tally by an English club in a Europa League group stage (four points) – beating the previous worst set by Wigan Athletic in 2013-14 (five points).- Everton have now won three successive matches in all competitions – the same tally of wins that they recorded in their previous 20 competitive matches combined (W3 D5 L12).- The Toffees have also kept a clean sheet in each of their last three competitive matches – this after conceding in each of their previous 13 games before this run (32 goals). Apollon Limassol 0 Everton 3: Lookman stars as young Toffees avoid winless campaign Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 03:52 12/8/17 Ademola Lookman - cropped Getty Images Everton became the first team to win away to Apollon Limassol in Group E in a bright end to their troubled Europa League involvement. Ademola Lookman struck a brace as a youthful Everton signed off from an underwhelming Europa League campaign with a 3-0 win at Apollon Limassol on Thursday.Subbed at half-time of his only Premier League start this season, the 20-year-old scored twice inside the opening half hour to end his 20-match scoreless run in all competitions and give the Toffees their first win at the final attempt in Group E.The visitors clearly had an eye on Sunday’s derby against Liverpool in handing starting debuts to young trio Harry Charsley, Fraser Hornby and Morgan Feeney. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lookman took his opportunity to impress by heading in the opener in the 21st minute, before he unleashed a long-range rocket soon after to effectively sew up third spot ahead of the Cypriot champions.Kevin Mirallas added late polish to an accomplished three points with a calm one-on-one finish in the 87th minute, ensuring Apollon’s first home defeat of the group stage.In the absence of Sam Allardyce, who handed the reins to assistants Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson in order to attend a medical appointment, Everton will take all the encouragement they can get from a third straight competitive victory ahead of their visit to Anfield.20 – Ademola Lookman goal tonight has ended a run of 20 competitive appearances for Everton without scoring, since netting on his debut for the club in January vs Man City. Wait. pic.twitter.com/cOi1nMqmDA— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 7, 2017The young Blues were prised open inside six minutes as Fotis Papoulis found space on the left, but the winger harmlessly guided his finish over the bar.Lookman had an even better chance to break the deadlock when he reeled in Davy Klaassen’s through pass and stepped inside Joao Pedro, only to dally over his finish and invite the smother from Tasos Kissas.Charsley’s curler next drew an impressive fingertip save from Kissas in a lively start to proceedings.And the visitors were rewarded for their bright opening as Nikola Vlasic collected a one-two with Kevin Mirallas and dinked a cross to the far post for Lookman to head high into the net.Lookman only needed a further seven minutes to double his tally in spectacular style, the 20-year-old thumping a sweet strike from distance that burst through Kissas’ hands.26 – Ademola Lookman’s second goal for Everton vs Apollon Limassol tonight ended a sequence of 26 passes. Confidence. pic.twitter.com/PVysXjwV8G— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 7, 2017At the other end, Joel Robles was required to preserve the two-goal cushion with a quickfire trio of saves and the lead remained intact at the break, despite Apollon’s appeals for a penalty on the stroke of half-time.Robles was called on again to parry Allan’s firm effort soon after the restart, while Kissas covered his near post to deny Lookman a hat-trick.Apollon, now winless in 11 group stage matches, shipped a third late on as Mirallas broke clean through and consigned the hosts to their first home defeat in Group E.last_img read more

a month ago​Everton chasing Arsenal target Donyell Malen

first_img​Everton chasing Arsenal target Donyell Malenby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are interested in signing Arsenal target Donyell Malen.The Gunners are eager to sign the 20-year-old, who has scored 11 goals in 14 games this season.The PSV man is a hot property in Europe, and he was once a member of the Arsenal academy.But the Marcel Brands connection could give Everton a chance to sign him, per The Sun.Malen would only move to the Premier League if he knew he would get game time.And Everton have a reputation of going after young talent under Brands and Marco Silva. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Thalapathy Vijay will team up with Mohan Raja for his next film

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 16:15 IST Mohan Raja and VijayThalapathy Vijay is presently shooting for his 63rd film with director Atlee. The film, which has Nayanthara as the female lead, is said to be a sports-based entertainer on the likes of Lagaan, Chak De India and Pele. The actor is said to be playing the role of a football coach.Even before he could complete Thalapathy 63, talks about his upcoming films have started doing the rounds. Earlier, two-film-old Karthik Naren and Mohan Raja’s names were being considered by Vijay and his team.Now, going by director Mohan Raja’s words, it is clear that Thalapathy will team up with him for his 64th film. At a college function in Chennai, Raja said, “After Velayudham, I will teaming up with Vijay yet again for a film.”Here’s the video:After #Velayudham The Combo Reunites @jayam_mohanraja #ThalapathyVijay #Thalapathy64 pic.twitter.com/RdIGY3znMtHari Vj Fanatic (@Vijayfanzh) March 8, 2019It is said that Mohan Raja and his team have started working on the script and would be completing it in a couple of months. Sources close to the team reveal that the official announcement regarding the film will be made by the end of this month.Vijay has been making subtle political statements through his last couple of films. We will have to wait and see if his film with Mohan Raja will be along similar lines.In the meantime, Mohan Raja also added that he will be working on Thani Oruvan 2 with his brother Jayam Ravi. His film with Vijay will probably go on floors towards the end of the year if everything goes as per plan.advertisementALSO READ | Thalapathy 63: Is Vijay playing a football coach in Atlee’s film?ALSO WATCH: 2.0 mania takes over India with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar film release Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byK Janani Tags :Follow VijayFollow Mohan Raja CONFIRMED: Thalapathy Vijay will team up with Mohan Raja for his next filmAfter completing Thalapathy 63 with director Atlee, Vijay will team up with director Mohan Raja. The duo had earlier worked together in Velayudham.advertisementlast_img read more

Readers Picks of the Week

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Doctors call for 12hour strike

first_imgKolkata: Doctors across the state have called for a 12-hour strike under the banner of Joint Platform of Doctors. The protest will hit the services in state-run hospitals and the patients will suffer the most.Protesting against the assault on a junior doctor at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, doctors and interns in the state-run hospital and medical colleges resorted to seize-work despite a huge number of patients stood in queues since Tuesday afternoon. Despite repeated requests and pleas by the patients’ families doctors did not withdraw their protest. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAccording to a source, a rumour was spread through social media platforms that the junior doctor, Paribaha Mukherjee, was serious after being attacked by the relatives of the patient, who died of alleged negligence. Mukherjee is stable and undergoing treatment at the Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, at Mallikbazar. Director of Medical Education Pradip Mitra tried to convince the junior doctors and interns that Mukherjee was not critical but none believed him. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAs soon as the news reached other hospitals such as North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Midnapore Medical College and Hospital and other major hospitals in the state, junior doctors and interns resorted to cease work hitting the outdoor and emergency services of these hospitals. Despite repeated requests from hospital authorities and state government the doctors refused to get back to work. In the evening, authorities of Institute of Neurosciences told the mediapersons that Mukherjee was undergoing a surgery but he was stable. He suffered a ‘depressed fracture’ on his skull. Following the surgery, he will be kept under observation and at present he is out of danger. After the hospital authorities issued the statement, junior doctors were requested to get back to work but they continued with their protest. Later, Joint Platform of Doctors, the forum of doctors, called for a 12-hour strike starting from 9am on Wednesday. The forum said the emergency services would be provided but the whole medical system will be affected due to the doctors’ protest.last_img read more

State schemes help to boost health status of adolescent girls

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has achieved a significant improvement in enhancing nutritional values and the health status among the adolescent girls from the districts by adopting various schemes and allotting for funds for each individual.Around 58,123 more adolescent girls belonging to the age group of 11-14 years have been identified across the state in the last financial year and they have been brought under the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG). SAG aims to provide nutritious foods to the adolescent girls and improve the health status of the girls in the districts who have financial constraints. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe scheme also intends to equip them with various skills and provide them with knowledge on family welfare, health and hygiene. Taking the dropped outs into the main stream by bringing them under the ambit of formal schooling is one of the main purposes of the scheme. The state government introduced the scheme in 2011-12 in six districts like Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Malda, Nadia, Kolkata and Purulia covering 29,444 anganwadi centers under 140 ICDS projects. The scheme was universalized in the financial year 2018-19 and it has been implemented in all the 23 districts of the state. More than 1,16,047 anganwadi centers have been made operational under 575 ICDS projects across the state. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the data provided by the state Women and Child Development and Social Welfare department, around 80,000 adolescent girls (aged between 11-18) who are out of the school have been given IFA tablets under the scheme till March this year. The department has been conducting counselling sessions across the state to make the adolescent girls aware about various social issues and on how to stay healthy. As many as 1.45 lakhs of AGs attended Nutrition and Health Education (NHE) counseling sessions under the SAG scheme in the last financial year. The rate of supplementary nutrition has been enhanced from Rs 5 per day to Rs 9.5 per day per head from August 2018. According to the state Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, around 91,000 adolescent girls attended Life Skill Education (LSE) sessions while 72,000 attended exposure visits to the Public Services Institutions from six districts where the progarmme was introduced.last_img read more

Here Comes Talent Whistler Film Festival Champions 28 More Canadian Creators

first_imgAboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship advisors, mentors, and guests include: Program Facilitator Kyle Irving – Partner, Eagle Vision; Valerie Creighton – President and CEO, Canada Media Fund (CMF); Monika Ille – Executive Director of Programming and Scheduling, APTN; Tania Koenig-Gauchier – Manager of Programming – Western Region, APTN; Nathaniel Lyman – Lawyer, Chandler Fogden Aldous Entertainment Law; Gosia Kamela – Production Executive, Drama & Feature Film Original Programming, Bell Media; and Allan Hopkins – Writer, Director INDIAN ROAD TRIP. The Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship is supported by Creative BC, CMF, APTN, Eagle Vision and Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.The Canadian documentary filmmakers selected to participate in the Doc Lab, which focuses on social issue feature projects in development, include:Jessica Dymond (BC) – TO LETHBRIDGE WITH LOVEDavid Strasser (BC) – AGAINST THE GRAIN: A GUIDE TO NON-CONFORMITYChristina Ienna (ON) – COLDWATERKathleen Jayme (BC) – FINDING BIG COUNTRYLindsay Fitzgerald (ON) – PURSUIT OF SOMETHING TRUEDevon Cooke (BC) – THE HANDS THAT FEED USAli Harris (BC) – XWAAQW’UM: A JOURNEYJaime Leigh Gianopoulos (BC) & Cláudio Cruz (BC) – WE ARE THE BRIDGEThe Doc Lab facilitator is Roger Larry – Writer/Director/Producer, Relevision Productions. Guest mentors and advisors include: Mike Dougherty – Acquisitions and Distribution Executive, Radiant Films International; Robin Mirsky – Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds; Award winning filmmaker Alan Zweig – Director, THERE IS A HORSE HERE; Jordana Ross – Production Executive, CBC Documentary Channel; and Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning producer Howard Barish – President, Kandoo Films. The Doc Lab is supported by Creative BC.The Canadian producers selected to participate in the Power Pitch boot camp and competition, which is designed to fine-tune feature project packages and pitching skills and will provide one producer with a $1,000 cash plus a $10,000 post production prize sponsored by ENCORE Vancouver, include:Nishant Joshi (ON) – QUEEN TUTGraem Luis (BC) – THE THIRD BANDITRebeka Herron (BC) – SALTBOXKent Donguines (BC) – THE OFFSIDE RULEChris Scheuerman (BC) – HAVENOne Wild Card producer to be selected from the Feature Project LabThe Power Pitch facilitator is Jan Miller – President, Lowenbe Holdings. The jury includes: Kirk D’Amico – President and CEO, Myriad Pictures; Lejo Pet – VP, Acquisitions, Paramount Pictures; and Gosia Kamela – Production Executive, Drama & Feature Film Original Programming, Bell Media. Power Pitch is supported by by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification, Creative BC, CMPA and ENCORE Vancouver and Panavision.The export ready BC musicians selected for the Music Showcase, which provides a live showcase and access to music supervisors and filmmakers seeking music for screen-based media, include:Lazy Ghost (Whistler)The Katherines (Vancouver / Squamish)Vince Vaccaro (Victoria)Chris Buck Band (New Westminster)NINETYFOUR (Vancouver)Art d’Ecco (Salt Spring Island)I M U R (Vancouver)Rykka (Vancouver)Music Showcase Supervisors confirmed to date include: Tony Scudellari, Vice President, Music Creative at Sony Pictures; Natasha Duprey, Silent Joe; and Ari Wise, Owner Core Music Agency Inc.The WFF Music Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music BC, funded by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification, and supported by Creative BC and the Province of BC, Gibbons Whistler through the Longhorn Saloon & Grill, and Whistler Blackcomb through the Garibaldi Lift Company.Feature Project Lab finalists that are moving onto phase two of the program that takes place during WFF include: Lettie Costea (BC) – ALONE; Tricia Lee (ON) – PENUMBRA; Amanda Verhagen (BC) – PARTY FAVOUR; Adam Yorks (ON) – BE MY EYES; Damon Lebrun (AB) – REDHEAD NAMED RASALA; and Carmen Forsberg (BC) – BOUNDARY COUNTRY.Feature Project Lab facilitators include: Peter Wetherell – President, Magus Entertainment; and Tim Brown – President, Joker Films. Mentors attending WFF include: Bill Bromiley – President, Saban Films; Kristen Konvitz – Agent, International and Independent Film, ICM; Christina Rogers – Director, Content Acquisitions, Netflix; Kim Fox – Partner, MadRiver Pictures: Jeff Sackman – Executive Producer, SOMEONE ELSE’S WEDDING; Amanda Archibald – VP, International Marketing and Publicity, IM Global; and Liz Regan – Executive Vice President of Print, Ignition Creative.Praxis Screenwriters Lab finalists who are moving onto phase two of the program which takes place during WFF include: Andeep Singh (BC) – GOODNIGHT MR G; Emily Bridger (NL) – LITTLE ORPHANS; Simone Stock (ON) – POLARIS; Henry Sarwer-Foner (ON) – SHADOWBOX and Kate Bond (BC) – TRAPLINE.The Praxis Screenwriters Lab facilitator includes Patricia Gruben – Director, Praxis Centre for Screenwriters. Mentors include screenwriters Ruth Atkinson and Dennis Foon, screenwriter, INDIAN HORSE and director/screenwriter, Jason Bourque. Guest mentors include: Carl Bessai – Writer/Director, Raven West Films, and Liz Levine – Co-Founder/Producer, Random Bench.The WIFTV Mentee is Shannon Walsh with UNIDENTIFIED MINOR, and the mentor is producer Robyn Wiener, CEO Owner/Producer, Synergy Cinema Inc. WFF’s Digital First Lab, Stars to Watch, and MPPIA Short Film Award finalists, and the WIDC Story & Leadership Industry Immersion directors will be announced in November.Since 2007, WFF’s talent programs have directly served 307 Canadian artists, and there are over 29 feature and/or short projects that have been developed to date, with several more currently in development. Poised to bring content creators to the ‘pinnacle of success’ in the film, television and digital media space, WFF’s talent programs are open to Canadian independent filmmakers, creators and talent at various stages in their careers, and are offered at a nominal cost to participants beyond an application fee. All programs connect to WFF’s Industry Summit, which runs from November 30 to December 3, are multi-phased and also take place outside of the festival period as mentorship and incubation experiences. Program participants receive year-round support as well as access to the Whistler Film Festival + Summit in the year of their program which offers further opportunities to showcase and advance their current and future projects as well as to the WFF Alumni community, which is over 2,000 strong.Recent WFF’s talent program projects that have been completed include: Daniel Domachowski (BC) with HELLO DESTROYER, which was in the 2013 Feature Project Lab and premiered in 2016 at TIFF and VIFF. Mary Galloway (BC) with her directorial debut UNINTENTIONAL MOTHER (Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship 2015), which went on to become Kevin Spacey Foundation’s Artist of Choice Canadian film winner in 2016 and is premiering at WFF this year. Allan Hopkins (BC) with INDIAN ROAD TRIP, who attended the 2015 Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship and 2016 Praxis Screenwriters Lab, and which is currently in post-production and returns as a mentor in the AFF program; Christina Sicoli attended with SMALL COP in 2015 as part of the WIFTV/WFF Film Preparation Mentorship Program. The project has since been developed and produced as a web series now streaming it’s first episodes on CocoMilkTV’s YouTube channel. Sharlene Millang participated in the 2016 Digital First Lab and Daniel Foreman in the 2016 Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship with LEGENDS OF THE RAVEN – retitled LEGENDARY MYTHS: RAVEN STORIES which has since been funded and will be broadcast by Telus Optik as part of LEGENDARY MYTHS, an animated/live action web series that is in full production. Joe Balass (QC) is premiering VENUS at WFF 2017 as part of the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, which was the winner of the WFF Power Pitch in 2015. 2013 Feature Project Lab producers Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout (BC) completed PUBLIC SCHOOLED with the help of $500,000 in financing from the CFC. The film stars Judy Greer and recently premiered at TIFF, CIFF and VIFF.From November 29 to December 3, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome film fans and filmmakers to experience its 17th edition featuring fresh films, special guests, epic events, unique industry and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort. The Whistler Film Festival combines an international film competition with a focused Industry Summit dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking in the digital age. Featuring up to 90 innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s fest will be filled with a solid lineup of premieres, honoured guests, lively celebrations, and unique industry initiatives.WFF’s Summit schedule and guest lineup are now available at whistlerfilmfestival.com, and will be updated regularly. WFF’s full film lineup and schedule will be available online on November 1 in addition to the 16 films that have already been announced.The Festival’s online box office at whistlerfilmfestival.com/attend/ is now open for VIP Patron Passes, Industry Passes and Ticket Packages. Single film tickets go on sale on November 15.Air travel and ground transportation deals as well as best accommodation rates are now available on whistlerfilmfestival.com/attend/. WFF has 20 accommodation partners to choose from including host hotel, the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa and VIP hotel the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort.The Whistler Film Festival is funded by the Government of Canada through Telefilm Canada and Western Economic Diversification, and by the Province of British Columbia and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, is supported by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the American Friends of Whistler, and is sponsored by Variety, Creative BC, The Harold Greenberg Fund, the Canadian Media Producers Association, Cineplex, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler and the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The Whistler Film Festival Society is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, industry and audiences in Whistler. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com.WFF Talent ProgramsWFF currently offers 11 talent programs for up to 70 Canadian artists leading up to and during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit.WFF Talent Programs provide a unique opportunity and supportive environment for filmmakers, including producers, screenwriters, directors, actors as well as musicians, looking to establish themselves in the industry and advance their projects from script to screen. These programs are open to Canadian independent filmmakers and talent at various stages in their careers and are offered at a nominal cost to participants beyond an application fee and required Whistler Film Festival Society Membership. Participants receive year-round support, including access to the Whistler Film Festival + Summit.Talent Programs 365Praxis Screenwriters Lab: A two-phased script development program designed to facilitate six writer’s unique voice through the development of a single feature project. Phase one takes place in Whistler in June and includes four months of mentorship. Phase two takes place during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit in December.Feature Project Lab: A two-phased project development program for independent Canadian producers prepping independent feature films. Phase one takes place in Whistler in June and includes four months of mentorship. Phase two takes place during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit in December.Talent Programs at WFFAboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship: A four-day creative and business immersion program focused on strengthening and advancing short script projects for up to six emerging Aboriginal Canadian filmmakers.Doc Lab: An intensive multi-day immersion and mentorship program for Canadian documentary filmmakers with social issue focused feature projects in development.Digital First Lab: Designed to empower the next generation of storytellers, WFF’s two-phased Digital First Lab provides filmmakers firsthand insight into the interactive world of narrative short-form storytelling and promotion.Power Pitch: A three-day pitch boot camp and competition for up to six Canadian producers with feature projects in development, designed to set them up for success by fine-tuning their project packages and pitching skills. This program culminates in a pitch competition where one producer walks away with a $1,000 cash and $10,000 post production prize!Music Showcase: A multi-day music showcase for up to 10 export ready BC musicians seeking placements of songs on films and television shows seen around the world.Stars to Watch: A four-day immersion experience for four UBCP/Actra member actors, all of who are poised for international recognition, with features premiering at the festival.Collaboration Programs at WFFMPPIA Short Film Award Competition: An industry-building initiative of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA) that provides one filmmaker with the opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision in a short film project, with the pitch competition and film premiere taking place at WFF. Five finalists are pre-selected for the competition.WIDC Industry Immersion: A 4-month intensive program for eight women screen directors focusing on feature film and web series development that takes place in part at WFF.WIFTV Film Market Preparation: A mentor focused program that prepares one director’s film project for market during WFF under the guidance of a senior female producer or director. Facebookcenter_img Whistler, B.C. (October 25, 2017) – The 17th annual Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is pleased to announce the 28 finalists and industry advisors for four of its talent programs, including the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, Doc Lab, Power Pitch, and Music Showcase. This is in addition to the six Feature Project Lab and five Praxis Screenwriters Lab finalists that are moving onto phase two at the festival and the WIFTV WFF mentee. WFF’s slate of 11 talent programs are designed to provide creative and business immersion experiences for over 70 Canadian artists – including directors, producers, screenwriters, actors and musicians – with more than 50% of the talent pool coming from British Columbia.“Nurturing talent has always been at the heart of the Whistler Film Festival, and our talent programs have become a cornerstone for independent Canadian storytellers seeking to expand their knowledge, and make the important connections required to advance their projects and careers” said Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “It gives us a great sense of pride to witness WFF alumni excelling through mentorship and relationships built during their time with us here in Whistler, and as a direct result of our programs.”The Aboriginal Canadian filmmakers selected to participate in the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, which focuses on strengthening and advancing short script projects, include:Bretten Hannam (NS) – WILDFIRENikita Weiss Day (BC) – SWEETGRASS ROADMadison Thomas (MB) – STARBOUNDOliver King (MB) – RISERRyan WIlson (MB) – FRAGMENTSage Daniels (MB) – THE LAUGH TRACK Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

The Elders call for decisive action to end sectarian violence in Sri

“I am deeply alarmed by the recent upsurge in sectarian violence in Sri Lanka. Anti-Muslim attacks are an increasing threat to peace and security across South and South-East Asia, and the authorities in Colombo need to act urgently to restore peace and order before communal relations deteriorate further.”Lakhdar Brahimi, Elder and former UN diplomat, added: To avoid further deterioration of the security environment and loss of life, The Elders urged decisive action from the Government to end impunity for those committing and inciting violence, defend human rights and promote inter-communal reconciliation. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former Prime Minister of Norway, said: “Sri Lanka has had more than its fair share of strife, violence and gross human rights abuses in recent years. The people of Sri Lanka deserve peace, and their Government fully understands and accepts that it has a responsibility to protect the rights of all its people. All political and civil society leaders must reject the toxic rhetoric of Islamophobia from extremist Buddhist monks, the consequences of which can be seen across the region. All should do more to promote tolerance and reconciliation.” The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007. The Elders are Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan (Chair), Ban Ki-moon, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Harlem Brundtland (Deputy Chair), Hina Jilani, Ricardo Lagos, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Ernesto Zedillo.Ela Bhatt, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu are Elders Emeritus. (Colombo Gazette) A group of independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide, today called on the Government of Sri Lanka to act with greater urgency and thoroughness to end sectarian violence targeting Muslim communities on the island.The Elders noted that the Government has taken some measures to counter the criminal violence, but also warned that since unrest erupted on 5 March, police and civil authorities have failed to make sufficient arrests or counter the inflammatory messaging on social media against Muslims being propagated by extremist Buddhist monks. read more

Johnson leads Chattanooga past Tennessee Tech 7160

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jerry Johnson led a balanced squad with 14 points, Maurice Commander scored 13 and the pair combined for 7 of Chattanooga’s season-high 13 3-pointers and the Mocs defeated Tennessee Tech 71-60 on Saturday.Commander made 4 of 5 from distance, Johnson hit a trio of 3s, Kevin Easley scored 11 points with two from distance and David Jean-Baptiste also scored 11 with one 3-pointer.Chattanooga (4-5) made 13 of 29 from behind the 3-point arc, 45 per cent, and was 24-for-52 overall.Jr. Clay led Tennessee Tech with 15 points with seven rebounds and three steals. Garrett Golday added 10 points. The Golden Eagles stepped up defence after trailing 40-23 at halftime, forcing 12 of Chattanooga’s 18 turnovers in the final frame and racking up 7 steals, out of 11 on the game.Tennessee Tech (1-7) hit five of its first six shots of the second half and cut a 19-point lead down to eight, 66-58.Chattanooga opens Southern Conference play against VMI next week.The Associated Press read more

Build the ultimate sand castle with a Stone Spray Robot

first_imgI’m always mightily impressed when I see the professional sand sculptures being created on a beach. But it’s unfortunate they are only temporary structures that will be reclaimed by the sea just a few hours after being finished.A group working out of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has come up with a more permanent method of sand castle construction, though. It involves the use of a new 3D printer called the Stone Spray Robot.What the Stone Spray does is combine soil/sand with a liquid to form a jet spray that can be used to 3D print structures. Once formed, they dry to a permanent sculpture. In the video above you see the robot using sand along with the liquid mix to create a structure on a beach, but the robot can be positioned anywhere and create your structure of choice on any surface.The goal of developing this robot is to research new ways for on-site fabrication. So rather than mixing materials together and having a workforce use them for construction, we could use a robot instead coupled with a predefined model of what needs constructing.The Stone Spray Robot may be a prototype unit and research experiment, but it clearly works. It’s also eco-friendly due to its low power use with the research team claiming it can be run purely off solar panels. All the materials used in the creation of the robot are LEED Certified, meaning they have been created with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.If it could be scaled up and the jet made more accurate, I’d like to see the Stone Spray having a go at 3D printing a full-size building.Read more at the Stone Spray Project, via The Vergelast_img read more

Government to spend more than 600 Million on Road and Infrastructure Project

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 19, 2017 – Kingston – The Government has signed a contract with Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited for the first package of improvement works to be undertaken on 4.8 kilometres of main road from Agualta Vale to Broadgate in St. Mary.   The contract, which is valued at more than $597 million, is expected to begin in October and last for 14 months.The project, which is being implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) forms part of plans to improve an overall 18.4 kilometres of main roadway from Tom’s River to Agualta Vale.   The second phase, which involves 13.6 kilometres of main road from Broadgate to Tom’s River, will be undertaken over fiscal years.Works to be carried out on the Agualta Vale to Broadgate main road include construction of shoulders, provision of sidewalks, relocation of utilities, installation of road furniture and road traffic control devices and the construction of surface and subsurface drains.   Construction of bridges and pavement upgrading are also to be carried out on the 28 parcels of lands that were acquired by the Government.Addressing the contract signing ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister on September 15, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the need to have the roadway repaired has long been expressed, having been proposed years ago.   He said the project is being financed from the Capital ‘A’ budget, which is designated for Government of Jamaica-funded projects.The Prime Minister informed that the works will improve road safety and maneuverability by removing some of the deep curves in the roadway.“It will (also) increase mobility and reduce both travel time and transportation costs. The project will also resolve the drainage issues in the area while providing greater connectivity between the northern and southern highways of the country,” he said.The Prime Minister added that the project will have a positive effect on the long-term economic benefits on neighboring towns and communities, through the creation of employment directly related to the works.“At the end of the project, I expect the people of St. Mary and indeed Portland to say that their tax dollars were well spent,” he noted.Mr. Holness informed that the contract-signing is a tangible demonstration of the government’s commitment to using infrastructural works to bring improvements to the lives of the people.   He indicated that the improvement works is but a “portion of the Government’s financial commitments to the parish of St. Mary”.Since April 2017, approximately one billion dollars has been spent on infrastructural works in St. Mary.  They include river training, road patching, drainage improvements and the general rehabilitation of roads and bridges.Meanwhile, State Minister in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Everald Warmington, said the overall purpose of the project is to “reduce the fear and trepidation associated with travelling through the junction because of ravines and hair-pin curves”.“We intend to make the corridor far more reliable and intend to reduce travel times. These are all positives, which will redound to the benefit of not only those who live in St. Mary and Portland but to the entire country,” he said.Consultancy firm, Stanley Consultants will assist with supervision on the project, and signed a contract with the Government valued at $29.4 million for this undertaking.Release: JISlast_img read more

13th Annual Duncan L Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic

first_img Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom, April 16, 2018 Posted: April 16, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic is happening on Monday, April 23rd.The tournament raises money for the wounded, ill and injured fund of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA. Over $700,000 has been raised in its 13-year history. Congressman Duncan Hunter was in studio to tell us more about it.More information about the tournament can be found here. Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classiclast_img read more