The first film Arnold Schwarzenegger ever saw was Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan. “The idea that a human could swing from tree to tree and talk to lions and chimpanzees was fascinating… I thought that was a good life,” Arnie writes about the experience as a boy growing up in the Austrian town of Graz.He never swung from tree to tree, nor did he talk to the chimps, but the incident may have shaped his quest to become an iconic film star. The “good life”, as Schwarzenegger later writes, automatically translated to America and American movies for a little boy growing up in post-World War II Graz, a place fraught with terror because “every time Russia and America argued about anything we felt we were doomed”.The early pages of Arnie’s autobiography are full of such sweet random reminiscences, which should make it a must-buy for true-blue fans dying to know the man behind the phenomenon. These trips of nostalgia, though, would seem like a stark contrast to all that has kept him in the news lately.Like every autobiography, the scandalous is either underplayed or ignored. The two-time California ‘Governator’ goes slow on two-timing details that wife Maria Shriver charged him with and that led to divorce proceedings for the couple a while back.”Secrecy is a part of me,” he writes. Selective secrecy is a part of any autobiography, we know.The things Arnie does choose to talk about however are written in a lucid style often mixed with wit. “Nobody wanted a war. Our interest was more in the girls,” he reveals.advertisementThe dry humour pervades as he recalls how the producers of his Hollywood break, Hercules in New York, suggested he change his name to Arnold Strong because Schwarzenegger was “a ludicrous name”. A restaurant episode from his early days in America as a young man reveals his gaffes with the English language. He ordered for “garbage” when he meant cabbage.Peter Petre, Schwarzenegger’s co-writer of what the actor calls ‘My Unbelievably True Life Story’, has done a good job in structuring the text. If the idea was to come out with selective revelations, Petre does well to cross over smoothly from one episode in his subject’s life to the next without making the omissions too glaring.Arnold Schwarzenegger seen during one of his election campaignsThe focus on presenting Schwarzenegger as a picture-perfect celebrity perhaps has logic. He is a public figure with an illustrious political life. More than engage in a tell-all exercise and scandalise, maybe he wanted to inspire fans with only positivity. This idea would seem in sync with what he writes at one point: “Every time I meet a great person … I try to ask how they made good and to figure out the angle that has worked for them.”Tracking the mind of a celebrity often gives you a picture on what made him successful. In Arnie’s case, you gather the secret is two-fold. First, he has an innate knack of making money. Second, there’s his appreciation for intelligence.Early in the book, we learn how Balloon Belly – as Arnie was called in his boyhood days – always had a head for business. He would sell ice-cream at a public park as a kid in Graz (“my first entrepreneurial venture”) to raise money for watching films, just as much later as a budding bodybuilder/trainer in the US he ensured his Arnold Schwarzenegger Fitness Booklets sold well by throwing in free AS accessories.The second key to his success comes out in the pages where he discusses his inspiration, ‘Mr Austria’ Kurt Marnul. Glancing through the sports pages of a newspaper, he saw a photo of Marnul for the first time. “I felt inspired by the guy’s achievement,” Arnie writes. “But what really struck me was that he was wearing glasses. … I came away fascinated that a man could be both smart and powerful.”Running into nearly 600 pages, the book has Arnie talking of a lot of things – his first love, his frenzy for gymming by the time he was 15 and how his habit of pasting posters of “naked bodybuilders” in his room made his mother seriously doubt his sexual orientation.In a delightful chapter he recounts how he was punished at an Army camp where he drove tanks for running away to participate in the Junior Mr Europe contest (which he actually won). Or how, by the time he was 18, magazines were describing him as “the Austrian kid who was 18 years old with 19-inch biceps”. His encounters with Hollywood greats such as Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood also make for a good read.advertisementThe book has the essential add-ons. There are ample bodybuilding tips and details for aficionados besides rare pictures that give it collector’s value.Total Recall, named after one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biggest box-office hits, is pretty much what all autobiographies always are: part justification of wrongdoings, part glorification of achievements, part sentimentalising of the good ol’ days, and fully readied to regale the fans.
Mumbai, Apr 11 (PTI) Meg Lanning, captain of the Australian womens cricket team that finished runner-up to the West Indies in the ICC World T20 Championship, is off to China to train with the countrys national team in Shanghai. Lannings visit is part of a joint Cricket Australia and International Cricket Council delegation to the April Australia Week in China, a Cricket Australia media release said today. “Lanning will join the Chinese national womens cricket team training camp in Shanghai, take part in a cricket clinic for Shanghai students, and attend the Australia Week in China gala lunch hosted by the Australian Government,” it said. Having narrowly missed out on qualifying for the recent ICC Womens World T20 held in India, China is considered a rising cricket-playing nation having a realistic chance to qualify for the Womens World T20 in 2018 and 2020. There are currently 80,000 cricket participants in China, approximately half of whom are female. In Shanghai ? where Meg will assist the national Chinese womens team training camp ? cricket is played in 18 of the citys 40 universities, the CA release stated. As recent evidence of the progress being made in the region, Chinese national player Wu Juan received a rookie contract with the Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Womens Big Bash T20 League (WBBL) organised in Australia, it added. “Im looking forward to visiting China and seeing the development of cricket there first-hand. Weve seen how quickly womens cricket has grown across the world ? and in particular Australia ? recently so its exciting to know the game is growing in China. “Hopefully well be facing up to the Chinese women at the 2018 or 2020 ICC World T20, which would be a massive boost for women?s cricket,” said Lanning who will be in China from April 13-17. ICCs Head of Global Development Tim Anderson, who will accompany Lanning on the trip, said, “China is one of the ICCs target markets in our vision to become the worlds favourite sport. In particular, we see the development of womens cricket and the engagement of government as two important elements to crickets growth in China.” PTI SSR GK SSC SSC PTPadvertisement
The Blue Devils trailed at halftime, but a maskless Marshall Plumlee led a second-half surge that powered Duke to a 93-85 win over UNC Wilmington.“I thought the key to the game was Marshall’s play in the second half,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said after Plumlee finished with a career-high 23 points.Duke moves into a West Regional second-round matchup against the winner of Thursday’s Yale-Baylor game.Plumlee wore the mask to protect a broken nose, but it was removed in the first half. Early in the second half, the Blue Devils took charge.___TweetPinShare0 Shares
India’s huge loss in the Davis Cup World Group playoff to Serbia last weekend came as a rude shock, but given the country’s paucity of talent and lack of commitment from some top players, it needs to be accepted as reality.If Vijay Amritraj was frank and forthright the country needs more players with talent and drive, Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi says the scenario is not so bleak.”Clay is not the best surface for someone like Ramkumar Ramanathan but he had his chances,” Bhupathi told Mail Today on Friday, talking about last weekend’s tie.Next Wednesday, the International Tennis Federation will be making the draw for 12 teams which can make a comeback in the World Group for 2019. “If India are able to get a home tie, it will be good. I really have not seen who we could be playing but if we draw Britain, Italy or some other team we last played away, the tie will now be at home,” said Bhupathi.Last month, the ITF made big changes to the Davis Cup format which came in for criticism from old timers like Anand Amritraj. The Davis Cup’s popularity has always been there but given its long drawn format, people at helm of affairs and in power have effected a change.”Personally, for me, for ties to become best of three from best of five is big. India has a chance to do well in February if we have luck on our side,” he said.Asked if the new format can attract big top players, Bhupathi was non-committal. “A lot of top players from strong tennis countries have already won the Davis Cup. So, one cannot be sure they will commit to play,” he said.advertisementSomeone like Rohan Bopanna said India could do well if they get a home tie when the draw is made on Wednesday. At 38, he still wants to give his best for India in doubles but players like Yuki Bhambri and Sumit Nagal saying no to Davis Cup is surprising.Yuki missed the Asian Games, then lost in the first round at the US Open and is again battling fitness issues. Perhaps, the All India Tennis Association needs to sit down and talk to him as he can be a key player even now.
In yet another major difference of opinion emerging out of the vacuum that exists in Indian cricket management, the appointment of Vikram Rathour as the India ‘A and U-19 batting coach has run into rough weather with questions of conflict of interest erupting since he is a relative of U-19 national selector Ashish Kapoor.It has also came to light that General Manager, Cricket Operations, Saba Karim, had suggested the name to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai.But acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary in a strongly-worded missive, accessed by IANS, has raised concern whether Rahul Dravid’s name is being misused in the whole process. Moreover, a bellicose Choudhary has been pushing the envelope as the zamindars who ruled Indian cricket for so long sense an opportunity to return to the opiate of power, controlling cricket in India and thereby the world as India remains the fulcrum of commerce.In the letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the Secretary has asked whether it was a conscious decision to appoint a British national as the India ‘A’ batting coach? Deeply disturbed over the arbitrariness of the entire process to appoint Rathour, he said, adding that he was not aware of any such advertisement for the post.”I went through a news item that has been widely covered in the media today with regard to the appointment of Vikram Rathour as a batting coach for the India A team and was surprised to read it since I do not remember any advertisement for this position being published on any platform. Another aspect that I wish to raise here is the one that I have been raising ad-nauseam relating to the processes preceding decisions.advertisement”What exactly was the process that was followed? Who first said that there was requirement for a batting coach (when none other than Rahul Dravid is the coach) and who proposed the name of Vikram Rathour? Knowing Rahul, I am certain that even if he would have recommended a name, he would not have said that processes must not be followed to engage the services of Vikram.”I also see that the matter of conflict of interest has been raised in the media and I am surprised that this was not known to the persons making the decision since the crux of the conflict has been in the public domain at least for the last two and a half years,” he wrote.Going forward, the acting Secretary also brought to light the fact that Karim and Rathour worked closely as national selectors and that was a point that was hard to miss. Nepotism is clearly what Choudhury’s letter is predicated on.”Saba Karim and Vikram Rathour served as selectors together for about 4 years and I find it difficult to believe that such details were not known. Besides, considering Vikram is a British passport holder, was it a conscious decision that we are going in for a foreign coach?” he asked.Efforts to get in touch with Karim over call and message failed. Interestingly, Rai made it clear that the protocol would be followed before any appointment.”Has the person been appointed? See, if I appoint a Bank Chairman, first I do a vigilance check and then I recommend his appointment. So, his conflict statement has been sought and only today the thing has come and nothing has gone wrong. What matters is if it is factually correct on record and he has said he is related to Kapoor. The ethics officer then decides if there is conflict or not. Karim proposed it before the CoA today,” he said.
JK Dobbins takes it 60 yards to the house! pic.twitter.com/MslKylyibd— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) September 7, 2019Elliott was a big fan of this run, sending a message to Dobbins on Twitter.@Jkdobbins22 CRIB— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 7, 2019Elliott obviously knows a thing or two about taking big runs to the house at Ohio State.Ohio State is leading Cincinnati, 35-0, early in the fourth quarter. NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ezekiel Elliott seems to be enjoying Ohio State’s domination of Cincinnati at Ohio Stadium in Columbus this afternoon.The Dallas Cowboys star running back, a couple of days removed from signing his massive contract extension, is watching the Buckeyes on TV today.Elliott, who starred at Ohio State for three seasons under Urban Meyer, is especially loving the performance of JK Dobbins.Ohio State’s new star running back had a lengthy touchdown run in the first half.
India need 2 wickets on final day to win historic Boxing Day Test vs AustraliaIndia vs Australia 3rd Test: India are on the brink of a historic Test victory with just two wickets needed on the final day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourneadvertisement Rohan Sen MelbourneDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 16:37 IST India are just two wickets away from a historic Boxing Day Test win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are just 2 wickets away from their first-ever Boxing day Test winAustralia were 258 for 8 at stumps on day 4, need 141 more runs to winPat Cummins took a 6-wicket haul and then scored a half-century to frustrate IndiaIndia are just two wickets away from a historic win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after they reduced Australia to 258 for 8 on the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test on Saturday.Chasing an improbably target of 399 for victory, Australia were rattled by the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah (2/53), Mohammed Shami (2/71) and Ishant Sharma (1/37) while Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with three wickets to move the visitors within touching distance of victory.It was only Pat Cummins’ fighting half-century which denied India a victory on Day 4 as Australia went into stumps still 141 runs away. Cummins will resume the fight on 61 on the final along with Nathan Lyon, who was unbeaten on 6.India have never won a Boxing Day Test but have the chance to create history on Sunday, if the rain stays away. The weather forecast for the final day predicts more than an 80 per cent chance of rain throughout the day which might worry Virat Kohli and his team.Kohli earlier declared India’s innings closed at 106 for eight, setting Australia a mammoth 399 for victory on a pitch showing treacherous patches of rough tailor-made for Jadeja’s attacks on the left-handed batsmen.Australia seamer Pat Cummins earlier added two wickets to his four on day three, finishing with career-best figures of 6-27 before Kohli’s declaration.Opener Mayank Agarwal was Cummins’ fifth wicket for 42 when a ball nipped back and caught the bottom edge of his bat before clattering into the stumps.Cummins had his sixth victim when Jadeja gloved a short ball to Khawaja at short point to be out for five.advertisementPant was the final Indian wicket to fall with a typically swashbuckling 33 after botching a ramp shot that edged to wicketkeeper-captain Paine.Australia in reply, lost both their openers before lunch, with Bumrah having Aaron Finch caught in the slips for three in the second over, and Jadeja snaring the wicket of Marcus Harris for 13 with a catch in close.Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh then offered some resistance and stitched a partnership of 30 runs before Shami trapped the former leg-before early into the second session.Marsh then joined forces with Travis Head to add 51 runs for the fourth wicket but that was brought to an end by Bumrah, who trapped Marsh leg-before with an incoming delivery. Marsh reviewed the decision but was given out on umpires call.Mitch Marsh followed his older brother to the dressing room soon after as Jadeja snared his wicket with Kohli taking a sharp catch at mid-wicket as Australia went into tea at 138 for 5.Ishant then returned for a fresh spell after the break to remove Head, who chopped on an incoming delivery for 34.Tim Paine, who got a mouthful from Rishabh Pant when he came out to bat in response to the sledging the Indian wicket-keeper received from the Aussie skipper, tried his best to hang around with Pat Cummins but was unsuccessful after getting out caught-behind to Jadeja for 26.Shami then got the better of Mitchell Starc with a reverse-swinging delivery late in the final session before Nathan Lyon and Cummins played out the rest of the overs without losing their wickets.Cummins in fact, top-scored for the hosts and registered his career-best bowling figures and highest score while batting on the very same day.Also Read | Rishabh Pant sledges Tim Paine: Temporary captain, all he can do is talkAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 3rd TestFollow Day 4Follow MelbourneFollow Virat KohliFollow Pat CumminsFollow Jasprit Bumrah
Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, announced on February 28 that the National Sports Policy will be tabled in Parliament in another two weeks.This follows a presentation on the White Paper, and discussions with local sport associations and federations at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.Speaking at the forum, Minister Neita Headley named the members of the re-established National Sports Council, noting that they are to meet shortly.The advisory body will promote the actions that are to be taken to further develop sports in Jamaica.“It will advise the Prime Minister and the Minister, as it seeks to harmonize the sporting industry,” she indicated.Members of the Council include: President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Mike Fennell; Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse; First Vice-President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Don Anderson; President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr. Warren Blake; President of Jamaica Paralympic Association, Christopher Samuda; and Fourth Vice-President of the JAAA, Dr. Winston Dawes.Also on the Council are: Education Officer for Physical Education and Sport at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Joyce Graham Royale; Inspector General of the Jamaica Defence Force, with responsibility for ceremonial activities, Colonel Daniel Pryce; Principal of GC Foster College, Edward Shakes; Former Jamaica Basketball Association President, Marlon Natty; Director in the Entertainment, Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Tafari Burns; and Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO), Renée Anne Shirley.Meanwhile, Mrs. Neita Headley urged the associations to examine their current status, and preparations to participate in the various sports in the 2016 Olympics.“If you’re able to identify those areas, those athletes who will form part of that vision, we need to concentrate and focus on how we will help you to prepare those athletes to meet qualifying standards for 2016,” she said.The Minister said the National Sport Policy will guide the framework for overall national sports development; promote a healthier society; and strengthen appropriate regulations and legislation that support and facilitate sporting initiatives and activities that will result in increased participation among all Jamaicans“The policy is a framework of what will be ideal for us…it does not state how sports will be run, and does not seek to indicate to you how we will operate. That will have to come from a sports sector implementation plan, which will follow the approval of the policy,” she told stakeholdersMrs. Neita Headley noted the various actions that are already being taken towards the overall development of sports through inter-ministerial collaboration, and public/private partnerships.Among these activities is the establishment of a Sports Tourism Committee, to leverage brand Jamaica. She noted that concrete steps are also being taken to establish a sports museum, and that discussions have also begun with the London Mission to establish a sports museum foundation, which would allow members of the Diaspora to make meaningful contributions to the museum.As for the hosting of international events, the Minister said guidelines are being developed to ensure the best quality events that meet international standards.
zoom The first phase of the new container terminal in Mombasa was inaugurated on September 3, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta informed via twitter.The terminal is expected to boost the the volume of cargo handled by East Africa’s port of Mombasa by 50 percent, according to Reuters.The construction project, which was launched in March 2012, has an estimated value of up to USD 300 million.Capable of handling some 550,000 TEUs, the new terminal is expected to push Mombasa’s annual cargo handling capacity from from 1.05 million TEUs to 1.6 million TEUs.Upon completion of the second phase of the terminal, scheduled to be finalized in five years, the terminal could increase its capacity to about 2.5 million TEUs.World Maritime News Staff
Tony Gabriel is closer to a better career, thanks to his hard work and support from the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning. This year, 450 adult learners from across Nova Scotia will graduate with their high school diploma. Mr. Gabriel is one of those graduates. He left school to work and, at age 49, the Digby resident decided to go back. Mr. Gabriel plans to enter Nova Scotia Community College’s environmental engineering technician program in the fall. “I didn’t finish high school and, because of health issues, I had to change careers,” said Mr. Gabriel. “I just graduated with my high school diploma and in the fall, I’ll be attending NSCC to begin studying for a new career.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is an initiative of the Department of Education. Since its inception in 2001, about 2,400 Nova Scotians of all ages and backgrounds have graduated with a high school graduation diploma for adults. This year, 51 Nova Scotians will graduate in the western region of the province (Digby and Yarmouth counties). Forty-five have already graduated through the Nova Scotia Community College and six will graduate from programs offered through the Digby and Yarmouth adult high schools of the Tri-County Regional School Board. “The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is meeting an important need in our province,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Education. “We know that 38 per cent of Nova Scotian adults have low levels of literacy and we are working to change that. “Literacy skills are not only the key to a better life, they are essential to development of a skilled workforce for our province. I congratulate all the graduates for taking steps to improve their education and career opportunities.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning co-ordinates a range of education programs for adults who want to improve their literacy skills, or complete their high school diploma. Programs are tuition-free and offered at more than 150 sites across the province in partnership with NSCC, regional school boards, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations. “This was another great year,” said Arthur Hatt, principal, Digby Adult High School. “I congratulate and honour the graduates on their achievements. I wish them well.” Mr. Gabriel will receive his diploma at the graduation ceremony for the Tri-County Regional School Board on Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m. at Digby Regional High School, 107 King St., Digby.
Be sure battery-powered detectors and alarms have fresh batteries and are in good working condition. Using candles is not recommended, but if you must use them, make sure they are properly supported — use a non-combustible container that is larger than the candle. Keep materials at least half a metre (two feet) away from candles. Extinguish all candles before leaving the room. Put the correct fuel in portable appliances like Coleman stoves or oil lamps. Substituting fuels is extremely dangerous. Propane and liquid camp stoves are for outdoor use only. Space heaters create carbon monoxide. Ensure they are used in rooms with good ventilation and placed on a flat hard surface to prevent tipping. Do not leave the units unattended. If using a portable, unvented kerosene heater, it is vital to open a window one inch or keep a door ajar to another room to provide safe ventilation, especially if the room is less than 150 square feet. Generators should be operated in well ventilated locations outdoors away from doors, windows and vent openings. They should be placed so that exhaust fumes cannot enter the home through windows, doors or other building openings. Generators must be certified and connected to the electrical system of a house by a construction electrician. They should be used to power equipment such as lights, portable electric heaters and a water pump and other equipment that may be connected directly by plug to the generator. As always, if you have an emergency call 911. Long-term power outages can also affect food safety. Officials from the Department of Agriculture suggest consumers be careful about foods in refrigerators or deep freeze units. Foods will generally stay safe in a refrigerator for several hours even without power, especially if the door is kept closed. The Department of Agriculture offers the following food safety tips: Perishable food that has reached room temperature for more than two hours must be discarded. Also discard any food that feels warm or has an unusual odour or colour. Any food in a deep freeze that is fully stocked is good for two days from the time of power failure. Any food in a half-filled deep freeze is safe to eat for one day from the time of power failure. Food retail outlets are advised to keep food below 4 C (40 F). Any perishable food left above this temperature for more than two hours should be discarded immediately. For further information on food safety, call 1-877-252-3663 or check the website at www.gov.ns.ca/agri/foodsafety/factsht/ . The Department of Environment advises that municipal water utilities are continuing to supply water that is safe for human consumption. For people who have their own well, if it is damaged in any way or there is doubt about water quality, the best policy is to boil the water for at least one minute before consuming and to have the well tested as soon as possible. For more information on power outages in specific neighbourhoods, call 902-428-6004 or 1-877-428-6004. Remember that many people are calling this number. Do not hang up; calls are taken in the order they are received. -30- In the wake of power outages linked to Hurricane Bill, the Emergency Management Office (EMO) and provincial officials are reminding Nova Scotians to use extra caution in and outside their homes. People are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and to be particularly aware of dangers in places serviced only by electric-powered smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which will not work during outages. “It is important people respect all weather warnings and listen to other safety advice while this storm impacts our province,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Emergency Management. “This storm is bringing very strong winds with it, and that means possible flooding, power outages and storm surges.” The fire marshal offers the following safety tips:
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested one person involved in sandalwood smuggling from Asola village.As many as eight logs weighing 571.400 kg red sandalwood recovered which cost around Rs. 50 lakh in the Indian market and about Rs 2 crore in International, Chinese market. Police identified the accused Amit Verma a resident of Siliguri. He was arrested after the police team received information that illegal Red Sandalwood was lying in a godown taken on rent by the accused in Asola village. A raid was conducted and police arrested the accused. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”To identify the recovered logs, a Wildlife Inspector was called on the spot, who identified the recovered logs as Red Sanders (Pterocarpus Santalinus) and are of superior quality,” police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Dr G Ramgopal Naik said that the accused along with his other associate are smuggling the illegal Red Sandalwood from Karnataka with the help of one smuggler. “The illegal Red Sandalwood smuggled from Karnataka to Delhi in trucks concealing with the help of a scrap of clothes and after coming the same was delivered to the Delhi based receivers,” DCP Naik said. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceHe further said that two Nepal Nationals are the main receivers of the illegal Red Sandalwood in Delhi and NCR who further smuggle them to China and other countries. The accused revealed that his cousin brothers are also involved in Red Sandalwood smuggling, who has been earlier arrested by the STF team of Crime Branch in September 2018. So, he got an idea of making easy money by smuggling Red Sandalwood, police said.
Stars from television’s Hollyoaks – Holly Weston, Jessica Forrest, Emmett Scanlan, Claire Cooper and Joe Tracini – were the special guests at a fun-filled family event, held on Tuesday 21 May 2013 to mark the first anniversary of the opening of Ronald McDonald House Manchester.The flagship 60 bedroom House opened in May 2012 and over the last year has provided free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to more than 800 families who have children receiving treatment at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.To celebrate the first year of this special House, families and guests were treated to a delightful line-up of fun activities including a balloon race, face painting and arts and crafts.The Hollyoaks stars joined in the fun.Credit/Copyright: Paul HeyesHouse Manager Mike Fairley says: “A bit of celebrity stardust added some welcome glitz to what was already a very special celebration. I was particularly pleased to see so many familiar faces who have been with us over the last year and to hear their stories. Everyone at Ronald McDonald House Manchester is looking forward to building on a memorable first year and to helping more families remain near their children when they are in hospital.”For more information about Ronald McDonald House Manchester visit www.rmhc.org.uk/manchester
New Day in the Ministries offers a 12-month faith-based healing and treatment program where woman live on-site.According to the New Day in the Peace Ministries, they serve women and their families with addictive and otherwise broken lifestyles who are seeking freedom and healing. While wanting to lead a life of purpose by offering a relationship with God and with others in the community, and the opportunity to change from the inside out.For more information on New Day in the Peace Ministries; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The New Day in the Peace Ministries is holding a building dedication for their new Women’s Treatment Centre.Located near the Fort St. John Airport the newly completed dorm building has seven rooms to facilitate women, clients, in addiction seeking treatment.The dedication is taking place Saturday, August 24th, 2019.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back supporting local charities.Tim Horton’s Annual Smile Cookie Campaign runs from September 16th through to September 22nd, 2019.For one week, restaurant owners donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation. “The real magic behind the Smile Cookie campaign is the local impact, and we’re excited to be able to support local charities, hospitals and community programs again this year. Our guests, restaurant owners and their team members can feel incredibly proud knowing that the money raised during the campaign directly supports local Tim Hortons communities,” said Mike Hancock, Chief Operating Officer of Tim Hortons.To join in on the Smile Cookie conversation, you can also;Use the hashtag #SmileCookie Tag or follow us on Instagram @TimHortons Tag or follow us on Twitter @TimHortons Like us on Facebook Tim Hortons Subscribe to us on YouTube @TimHortons Visit TimHortons.com/smilecookie for a list of local charities benefiting from the Smile Cookie
___Luxury retailers, technology companies push stocks higherNEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies helped lead stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as strong earnings reports from several companies put investors in a buying mood.The rally, which briefly wavered around midday, extended the benchmark S&P 500 index’s winning streak to five days.___Trump has solid US economy for SOTU, but threats remainWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a mostly solid economy as he delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, though questions about its sustainability linger. Trump will likely tout the latest signs of strength: Friday’s jobs report showed that employers added the most jobs in January in nearly a year.___A hill of beans: Soybeans upstage trade talksWASHINGTON (AP) — Soybeans, which account for less than 1 per cent of U.S. exports, are upstaging weightier issues as the Trump administration tackles trade disputes with China and other countries. The outsize importance of soybeans — mostly used as animal feed but also consumed by humans in everything from General Tso’s Tofu to soy lattes — was apparent once again recently in two days of U.S.-China trade talks.___Trump to tap David Malpass, critic of World Bank, to lead itWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic of the World Bank, to lead the institution. That’s according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly on personnel decisions. Malpass, the undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, has been a sharp critic of the World Bank, especially over its lending to China.___Retail group forecasts solid retail sales growth for 2019NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation is forecasting that retail sales could increase between 3.8 per cent and 4.4 per cent to more than $3.8 trillion this year as shoppers remain in a mood to spend in a strong economy. The forecast is nearly in line with the 4.6 per cent gain the nation’s largest retail trade group estimated for 2018. Last year’s results are preliminary pending the release of data from the Commerce Department that was delayed because of the government shutdown.___Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this yearDETROIT (AP) — All three Detroit automakers are rolling out new heavy-duty pickup trucks this year, courting buyers who tow heavy trailers for work or recreation. The introductions are sure to spark claims about horsepower, torque, towing capacity and payload hauling. Pickups from Detroit were the three top-selling vehicles in the U.S. last year, totalling more than 2 million in sales. Heavy-duty versions, with bigger frames, beds, interiors and engines, make up about 30 per cent of that.___Exxon, Qatar Petroleum to expand LNG export plant in TexasDALLAS (AP) — Exxon and Qatar Petroleum say they will go ahead with plans for a $10 billion project to export liquefied natural gas from a facility in Texas. Construction will begin in next two months, and the plant is expected to start running in 2024. Demand for liquefied natural gas is booming, especially in Asia. The export plant will tap into growing production of the gas in west Texas and New Mexico.___Cubs family patriarch apologizes for racist emailsCHICAGO (AP) — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments. Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birthplace and education. Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails, saying he believes “bigoted ideas are wrong.”___UK prime minister vows no return to hard border with IrelandLONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has told business leaders in Northern Ireland that she is seeking changes to the U.K.’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, but not the total removal of the Irish border provision that is the most contentious part of the deal. May has said during a visit to Belfast that the British government is committed to preventing the construction of a physical border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the EU.___5 reasons why autonomous cars aren’t coming anytime soonPITTSBURGH (AP) — Autonomous vehicles won’t be coming to your city anytime soon. Even the most optimistic of experts say it will be 10 years before the cars are everywhere, but others believe it will take decades. The biggest reasons are camera and laser sensors that can’t see through heavy snow or figure out where to go if lane lines are covered.___The S&P 500 index rose 12.83 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,737.70. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 172.15 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 25,411.52. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite added 54.55 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 7,402.08. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 2.69 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,520.23.The Associated Press
Normet, the leader in sprayed concrete solutions, has expanded its offering array to give customers “ever increasing flexibility in tailoring their tunnelling operations for safety through mechanised spraying and productivity” with custom equipment configurations for the global industry. The Alpha 1430 Kit is built on a self-supporting frame and fits a wide variety of commercially available truck chassis, enabling contractors to efficiently and economically configure a concrete sprayer for medium to large cross section tunnels, applicable in some of the largest underground mining projects.“The success story of the site-proven truck based sprayer Alpha 1430P/PC continues”, explains Marcelo Anabalon, Regional Vice President for Latin America, “and now goes global.” Sprayed Concrete Product Line Manager Ilpo Martikainen elaborates: “The latest innovation from our Chilean R&D organisation enters the market with different versions that can be mounted to almost any commercially available truck chassis with suitable payload capacity. This unique piece of equipment is designed and well suited for those market areas and construction sites where the same concrete spraying units are used in different headings or slopes with different cross section dimensions. The possibility to drive this unit on normal roads (local restrictions may apply) widens the usage of Normet’s technologies to a totally new level.”The Alpha 1430 Kit’s structure and modularity gives the flexibility to add features such as a compressor and electro-hydraulic power pack. Also, changing the kit from one chassis to another is made easy. “We understand that contractors are spraying more and more concrete around the world as this ground support method continues to gain popularity” states Mike Rispin, Senior Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing. “We continue to conceive of innovative and unique ways to enhance their efficiency and competitiveness, whether through our equipment technology, like this Alpha 1430 Kit, or with state-of-the-art construction chemicals, complemented by the expertise of our workforce.”The Alpha 1430 Kit enables the spraying of cross sections up to 12 m in height and 20 m in width. It can be fit to new or used truck chassis. It offers the well know Normet NSP pump and XEP accelerator dosing system reliability. Normet produces the Alpha 1430 Kit both in Peltosalmi, Finland and Santiago de Chile.
OVER THE PAST few weeks, prestigious film festivals like Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and New York Film Festival have begun to release their programmes in drips and drabs, providing indicators as to what films may be vying for Oscar glory next year.And with David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan releasing films, it looks to be a good year.With that in mind and because it’s never too early, we take a look at some future Oscar contenders that you should be keeping an eye on.1. Gone Girl Source: JoBlo Movie Trailers/YouTubeDirector: David FincherStarring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick HarrisRelease date: October 3rd, 2014The trailer for Gone Girl has it all – darkness, moodiness, intrigue, AFFLECK. Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, it’s sure to make a killing at the box office and with Fincher’s credibility attached, it may well be in the Oscar hunt.2. Mr Turner Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTubeDirector: Mike LeighStarring: Timothy SpallRelease date: October 31, 2014An understated period biopic about an artist? What would be more Oscar-friendly? Universally beloved by critics and featuring a Cannes-winning performance from Timothy Spall, who you probably know as “Oh, that guy!”, expect Mr Turner to make a splash.3. Interstellar Source: Warner Bros. UK/YouTubeDirector: Christopher NolanStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey AffleckRelease date: November 6th, 2014This one’s got something to do with wormholes and travelling through space. But with a cast comprised of Oscar winners and Christopher Nolan at the helm, it’s likely to generate a whole load of buzz and headscratching à la Inception.4. The Imitation Game Source: The Weinstein Company/YouTubeDirector: Morten TyldumStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark StrongRelease date: November 14th, 2014An historical drama about the life of mathematician and WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing, who was later prosecuted for being a homosexual. Cumberbitches the world over will surely flock to it.5. A Most Violent Year Source: A Most Violent Year/FacebookDirector: JC ChandorStarring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica ChastainRelease date: December 26th 2014A thriller set in New York in 1981, which stands as one of the most violent years in the city’s history. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain play an immigrant couple, who find themselves getting caught up in the criminal underworld. Expect hella grittiness.6. Birdman Source: Fresh Movie Trailers/YouTubeDirector: Alejandro González IñárrituCast: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi WattsRelease date: January 2nd, 2015The Michael Keaton resurgence we’ve all been waiting for is upon us. Opening this year’s Venice Film Festival, Birdman is a surreal dark comedy about a washed-up actor who once played a superhero attempting to revive his career by staging a Broadway play. Looks totally mad in the best way possible.7. The Theory of Everything Source: TIFFDirector: James MarshStarring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Emily WatsonRelease date: January 2nd, 2015From the Oscar-winning director of Man on Wire, The Theory of Everything follows the relationship between physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane from his Motor Neuron Disease diagnosis through to this success as a physicist. Has Oscar buzz written all over it. Just look at Redmayne in character.8. Into The Woods Source: BroadwayWorldDirector: Rob MarshallStarring: Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Johnny DeppRelease date: January 9th, 2015Like Chicago and Les Miserables before it, Into The Woods is this year’s big Oscar-friendly musical. With a cast of heavy-hitters and Stephen Sondheim’s blessing, it should be a treat for anybody who’s ever sang show tunes into a deodorant can.9. Foxcatcher Source: Movie Trailers/YouTubeDirector: Bennett MillerCast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa RedgraveRelease date: January 9th 2015Foxcatcher tells the incredible story of millionaire and athletic sponsor John DuPont, played to creepy perfection by Steve Carell, who murdered Olympic champion wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996. Bookies have already installed it as an early favourite to win Best Picture.10. Wild Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTubeDirector: Jean-Marc ValléStarring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura DernRelease date: January 23, 2015Based on the bestselling memoir of the same name, Wild is about a young woman named Cheryl Strayed who embarks on a 1,100 mile hike on the Pacific Coast Trail. Expect crying, self-discovery, epiphanies and more.11. Inherent Vice Source: AP/Press Association ImagesDirector: Paul Thomas AndersonStarring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del ToroRelease date: January 30th, 2015Adapting a Thomas Pynchon novel is an ambitious undertaking, but if anyone can do it, it’s Paul Thomas Anderson. Following a private detective (Joaquin Phoenix) investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend, the characters are named things like Bigfoot, Sauncho and Coy. So it’s guaranteed to be interesting at the very least.12. Rosewater Source: AP/Press Association ImagesDirector: Jon StewartStarring: Gael Garcia BernalRelease date: TBCIn 2009, an Iranian journalist named Maziar Bahari was detained and tortured in Iran for 100 days following an interview he gave regarding the country’s election on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Rosewater tells the story of Bahari’s detention and marks Jon Stewart’s directorial debut. No trailer or imagery as of yet, but one to look out for.13. Big Eyes Source: SuperRadNowDirector: Tim BurtonCast: Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten RitterRelease date: TBCWe know that Tim Burton has been a little hit-and-miss of late. (Dark Shadows was hardly Oscar fare, after all.) But Big Eyes seems like it could be a return to form.It tells the fascinating story of Walter Keane, a 1960s artist known for his kitschy artwork, and his wife Margaret Keane, who later accused him of stealing her drawings. With Waltz and Adams in the leads, you can’t really go wrong.14. Men, Women & Children Source: AP/Press Association ImagesDirector: Jason ReitmanStarring: Adam Sandler, Emma Thomspon, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dean Norris, Jennifer GarnerRelease date: TBCWith the likes of Thank You For Smoking, Juno,Young Adult and Up In The Air to his name, it’s always worth paying attention to Jason Reitman. This ensemble dramedy follows a group of teenagers and their parents, and examines how the internet has affected their personal lives, relationships and self-image. Sandler plays a porn-addicted Dad, because of course.So, just what IS the Song of the Summer this year? >9 television-based horrors kids today will never have to face >
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – During his Contribution in The House of Assembly on the Speech from The Throne, on October 4, 2017, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, murder rates in the Caribbean are higher than in any other region of the world.“The CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Regional Task Force on Crime and Security recently commissioned a report on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Caribbean,” Minister Dames said. “The Report noted that a major factor contributing to the surge of guns-related criminality in the region is the trafficking of narcotics, which has facilitated the availability of firearms.”With that regional context in mind, Minister Dames said, stakeholders know that law enforcement partnerships, intelligence, drug interdiction and gun control must be the focus over the next five years.He pointed out that, as delineated in the speech from the throne, the government is focused on making the nation safer through a number of strategic priorities, including the following: a Zero Tolerance approach to crime; the establishment of a Guns and Gangs Unit; the establishment of a DNA Lab; the detection of financial, commercial and cyber-crimes; and enhanced training across Law Enforcement Agencies.Minister Dames added that other priorities include strengthening partnerships in regional, hemispheric and international organizations; the creation of Neighborhood Safety Programs; engaging members of The Bahamas’ religious and civic communities; increasing youth employability through the Citizen Security Project; anti-corruption legislation; establishing a National Intelligence Agency; and the creation of a Parole and Probation System.He noted that the speech from the throne also articulated a number of ways in which the Government seeks to modernize the Parliamentary and elections processes of The Bahamas including the establishment of an Independent Electoral Commission and Boundaries Commission, the introduction of term limits for Prime Ministers, and the introduction of a recall system for non-performing Members of Parliament.“We are determined to deliver on these commitments; a promise we made to the Bahamian people prior to the May 10, 2017 General Elections,” Minister Dames said.When speaking of the Zero Tolerance Approach, Minister Dames said that, since May 2017, the police had executed the new zero-tolerance approach with precision through aggressive anti-crime operations throughout the capital with a focus on crime hot-spots, prolific offenders, persons with firearms, gang members, persons in violation of their bail, drug peddlers, shutting down drug houses and persons in violation of the nation’s traffic laws.“This new strategy is reaping positive results,” he stated. “Between May and September 2017, the police have arrested over 269 persons for an array of serious offences ranging from murder to robbery. They have seized over 125 illegal firearms, and 5,316 rounds of ammunition. In addition 9,381 fixed penalties (traffic tickets) were issued to drivers in violation of our traffic laws.“The police have also ‘ramped up’ their drug interdiction efforts by executing over 140 anti-drug operations since May of this year. During this time period, over 10,332.15 pounds of marijuana and 1,428.87 pounds of cocaine have been seized.”Drug Enforcement Officers, he added, had executed over 120 search warrants on suspected drug houses and have also searched over 1,186 persons. A total of 627 persons had been arrested for drug-related offenses, 528 of whom were subsequently charged and placed before the courts, Minister Dames noted.“This clamp-down has resulted in many well-known drug houses, which were operating for far too long in our communities, to be finally shut down,” he said. “Despite these successes, there remains much work to be done.”By: Eric Rose (BIS)Photo caption: Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames speaks in the House of Assembly, on October 4, 2017.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items: