Montreal dancer to perform in silence after company wins rights to Leonard

first_imgMONTREAL—On March 6, when Montreal dancer Susan Paulson will take the stage to perform a piece choreographed to Leonard Cohen’s song “Famous Blue Raincoat,” she’ll have to do it without the music.That’s because last week a Montreal company, Ballets Jazz de Montreal, announced it had struck a five-year deal giving it exclusive rights to use Cohen’s repertoire in dance shows.The news shocked Margie Gillis, who choreographed and originally performed the piece Paulson was set to present in March as part of the “Legacy Project,” an homage to Gillis’ four-decade contribution to modern dance. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “My first reaction was ‘this can’t be true, this doesn’t make sense,’” Gillis told The Canadian Press in a phone interview.After debating “for about a minute” about whether remove that segment from the show, Gillis asked Paulson to perform the piece in silence.The 63-year veteran dancer says the decision wasn’t a protest against the other dance company, but rather an homage to Cohen, who died in November at the age of 82.Gillis made slight changes to the choreography to make sure the piece’s themes of loss and forgiveness shine through in the dancer’s movements.She’s also changed the title from “Blue” to “The presence of absence” to show that both the song and the singer himself can still inspire even in their absence.“As (Cohen) said, ‘there’s a crack in everything, that’s how where the light gets in,’” Gillis said, quoting one of the singer’s lyrics. “And that’s what we’re doing here.”Gillis is not the only dancer to use Cohen’s music in recent years. Several others, including Canadians Catherine Gaudet and Guillaume Cote, have used his work in recent years, while Les Grands Ballets Canadiens have announced a performance honouring the singer in 2018.Les Grands Ballets did not immediately respond when asked if their programming would be affected by the moratorium on Cohen’s songs.Last Tuesday, Ballets Jazz de Montreal said its worldwide exclusive dance and circus art rights include Cohen’s name and image as well as his visual, musical, and literary works.The company plans to debut a Cohen-inspired show in December that “will be performed through a series of acts, evoking the cycles of life, the colours of the seasons and nature’s true elements,” according to a news release.Getting exclusive rights is an increasingly common way for dance companies to market their products in a competitive world, according to Fabienne Cabado, the executive director of a group that represents dancers in Quebec.“Competition is fiercer and fiercer, and artists have to find creative ways to stand out,” she said in a phone interview.But it can be hard on other artists who may be forced to revise or even cancel planned shows—something Cabado says few can afford.She also believes the practice raises wider philosophical questions on the commercialization of art and its role in society.“Can we in one swoop, appropriate the work of one artist?” she said. “It limits possibilities for creators, and for the public who won’t get access to works created in the echo of other artists.”Gillis says she understands the reality of exclusive rights, and will be in the audience for Ballet Jazz’s show come December.“It will be a bit bittersweet but (I’m) also thrilled that somebody is creating movement to this brilliant poetry,” she said. Twitterlast_img read more

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Calculation process of income tax for medical specialists to change

The Ministry insisted that there was no change in the tax rate for the calculation of the Income Tax or the PAYE tax. (Colombo Gazette) The calculation process of income tax for medical specialists is to be amended.The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media said that members of the Association of Medical Specialists held a discussion with the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera where agreement was reached to amend the process of the expenditure calculation for the purpose of income tax payment. read more

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Hitech information now more accessible as UN agency improves database

WIPO, set up to ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property are protected worldwide, has put over 1 million applications – representing 20 years of the most important technological advances – on its upgraded PatentScope database where they are available for free consultation.PatentScope is a valuable resource as new technologies are often disclosed for the first time as international patent applications. The patent applications filed under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty system and accessible through the PatentScope service, are typically those that inventors consider to be the most valuable and therefore worth patenting internationally.During the 21st century, intellectual property – such as inventions, designs, trademarks, books, music, and films – will play an ever more important role internationally and are now used and enjoyed on every continent on earth, with WIPO also seeking to ensure that inventors and authors are recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity. The number of member States belonging to WIPO now stands at 183. read more

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A look at some of the numbers behind the rebuild of Fort

by The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 13, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – A by-the-numbers look at the rebuilding challenge ahead for Fort McMurray, Alta., following this month’s wildfire:2,432: Estimated number of homes and other structures destroyed.Six months: General time required to rebuild a detached house.400: Restoration staff dedicated to cleaning up Fort McMurray’s sole hospital before it can reopen.550: Number of staff with utility company Atco working to restore natural gas, electricity, and water services to Fort McMurray.$700 million: Insurance costs of Slave Lake, Alta., fire that destroyed about 400 buildings in May 2011. A look at some of the numbers behind the rebuild of Fort McMurray, Alta. read more

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Carolina sends G Darling to minors loses Zykov to Oilers

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have sent goalie Scott Darling to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte and say forward Valentin Zykov has been claimed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.General manager Don Waddell announced the moves Friday, a day after both players were placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment.Darling has played just seven games this season with Carolina, and is in the second year of a four-year, $16.6 million contract. He’s 2-4-1 with a 3.14 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage.Zykov had three assists in 13 games with Carolina this season.___More NHL hockey: https://www.apnews.com/NHL and https://www.twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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LouisianaLafayette downs NAIA Loyola New Orleans 9784

LAFAYETTE, La. — JaKeenan Gant scored 21 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks and Louisiana-Lafayette beat NAIA-member Loyola New Orleans 97-84 on Wednesday night.Louisiana (6-3) got 13 points and 10 rebounds from Justin Miller and Jerekius Davis grabbed 11 boards. Louisiana had six players with at least four rebounds for a 58-40 edge on the glass. Jeremy Hayes scored 17 points and Malik Marquetti scored 15 for the Ragin’ Cajuns.Louisiana led 44-38 at halftime and extended the lead to 55-45 when Gant and Miller made back-to-back 3-pointers. Davis’ layup with just less than six minutes left made it 82-62.Freshman Zach Wrightsil led the Wolfpack with 23 points and 15 rebounds, Myles Burns scored 14 with seven rebounds, Terry Smith Jr. scored 13 points and Ethan Turner scored 11.Louisiana has won its last 16 games at home against in-state opponents going back to Jan. 19, 2015. The Ragin Cajuns have won 15 straight at home against all non-conference opponents since March 23, 2016.The Associated Press read more

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Bandits rob electronics store near Albion Police Station

– getaway car found, some stolen items recoveredBy Andrew CarmichaelBandits on Thursday morning broke into an electronics store situated a few buildings away from the Albion Police Station in Berbice, stealing several items valued at $1.9 million, including five speakers, ten amplifiers, two laptop computers, one inverter, one car battery, a surveillance camera set and $68,000 in cash.One of the suspected bandits is now in custody after Police retrieved the getaway car and some of the stolen articles.According to reports, about 02:30h on Thursday morning, a constable who was on duty at the Albion Police Station observed a male fetching a bulky box from Andrew’s Stationery, Computers and Car Audio, towards a parked burgundy motor car.He walked over and the man dropped the box and ran off into the village. The car then drove off. The officer made contact with the Rose Hall Police Outpost and shortly afterwards, the car was discovered abandoned at Rose Hall Town Reef. It had crashed.  At the time of the discovery, a 12-volt battery and an inverter were found in the car, which was taken to the Albion Police Station and impounded.Police retrieved the getaway car and some of the stolen articlesJailall Motilall, 59, the owner of the store, was contacted and confirmed that his store was broken into and articles, including those recovered, were stolen.An hour later at the Whim Police Station, a man walked in and said his car was hijacked.However, Police Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam told this newspaper that the man – who gave his name as Freddie Butler, aged 37 years old of 367 Section B, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, told the Police that he was hired in Georgetown to transport someone to Berbice, and on the Corentyne the car was taken from him. He said he was taken to a cemetery and thrown out of the car.Robbed: The electronics store situated a few buildings away from the Albion Police Station in BerbicePolice later went to the place where he claimed he was thrown out of the car and also contacted the Berbice River Bridge to verify the time of crossing and to confirm his story. According to Assistant Commissioner Amsterdam, his story did not match up.Butler was taken into custody.Meanwhile, a store official said that surveillance footage was also removed from the store.The investigation continues. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOfficer acting on a hunch thwarts alleged execution plotMarch 11, 2017In “Crime”Armed bandits rob, assault Corentyne family – residents slam Police for taking too long to respondJuly 15, 2016In “Crime”Police one step closer in apprehending main suspect in Wakenaam businessman’s murder – sourcesApril 20, 2016In “Business” read more

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Mick Jagger posts emotional tribute to partner LWren Scott

first_imgI am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way.We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.I will never forget her,Mick Jagger and Scott in 2013 Source: ©LuMarPhoto/AFF-USA.comRead: Fashion designer and Mick Jagger’s partner L’Wren Scott found dead> ROLLING STONES FRONTMAN Mick Jagger has penned an emotional tribute to his lover L’Wren Scott, who was found dead in her New York apartment yesterday.Police say no foul play was involved in the 49-year-old’s death.The designer has been romantically linked to the musician since 2001.She worked previously as a model before becoming a stylist to stars such as Michelle Obama and Madonna, and founded her own fashion label in 2006.Jagger learned the news in Perth, Australia, where The Rolling Stones are currently on tour.On his Facebook page, he wrote:last_img read more

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Protesters have been camped outside a Labour TDs house for the last

first_imgUpdated at 4.35pmCAMPAIGNERS CONNECTED TO the ‘Dublin Says No’ protest group have been staging demonstrations outside the home of a Labour TD since the weekend.A small group of activists have been maintaining a presence outside the Raheny home of Dublin North East TD Sean Kenny for the last five evenings.Sporadic protests against the installation of meters have been ongoing in the area in recent months. Some of the campaigners involved hit the headlines earlier this month when they picketed the Taoiseach’s visit to a local elderly-care centre, and one man was arrested.Images posted online by the group in recent days show protesters outside Kenny’s semi-detached home holding placards saying ‘fight the water tax’ and accusing the backbencher of being a ‘sell-out’ and a ‘traitor’.The photos also show demonstrators entering his garden and knocking on his front door.Derek Byrne, from Donaghmede — one of the main organisers of Dublin Says No — defended his group’s tactics of taking their protest to the private home of a politician.“This is a peaceful stand and he has the option to come out and talk to us but he’s chosen not to do that,” Byrne said.Nothing in this life is fair, we’d rather not have to stand here but we have no option. Sean Kenny was elected on the pretence that he’d fight for us but he hasn’t. Byrne said the demonstrations started at around 7.30pm each evening, and that at one stage this week there were around forty people taking part.He said those taking part were constituents of Dublin North East, and that they all lived nearby.Contacted by TheJournal.ie, Kenny said he believed “every citizen regardless of who they are is entitled to the privacy of their own home”.He said he hadn’t had any personal contact with the protesters in recent days, adding that he had been in the Dáil since Tuesday.“People are entitled to free speech,” Kenny said — but he reiterated several times that, like any other citizen, he was entitled to privacy.He said said constituents were always welcome to contact him at his public advice centres, or via phone.Kenny, who was first elected to the Dáil in 1992, is the only remaining Government TD in the Dublin North East constituency.His former Labour colleague Tommy Broughan lost the party whip in 2011, while Terence Flanagan, formerly a Fine Gael TD, lost the endorsement of his party last summer.Additional reporting, Cliodhna Russell. First posted at 3.48pm.Read: Thirsty for a revolution? No … we’re not, insist Raheny’s elderly residentsRead: One arrested as angry protesters confront Taoiseach at elderly-care centrelast_img read more

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Theresa Mays improved Brexit deal defeated by 149 votes heres what happens

first_img Source: Paul Sweeney MP/Twitter THE BREXIT WITHDRAWAL deal has been defeated again in the House of Commons, with Prime Minister Theresa May suffering a thumping 149-vote loss. The result was 242 in favour and 391 against. MPs will now vote tomorrow on whether there’s support to leave the EU without a deal, with a further possible vote on Thursday on extending Article 50. This evening’s vote came in the wake of last-minute measures announced last night by May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.However, advice from attorney general Geoffrey Cox published this morning put the likelihood of the deal making it through the House tonight in jeopardy.Earlier, the DUP said its MPs would not back it, Tory Brexiteer group the ERG indicated it wouldn’t either and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said leaving without a deal was now the safest route out of the EU.As the vote was taking place, it became clear that May was heading for a second major defeat on the withdrawal agreement. Earlier projections by Sky News had put the scale of the defeat at around 100 votes. In the end, that tally was short by several dozen.  Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, 9:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Massive majority from across the House of Commons voting down the Prime Minister’s deal yet again. pic.twitter.com/FuWvNX7QjJ— Paul Sweeney MP (@PaulJSweeney) March 12, 2019 100,858 Views The EU, meanwhile, is standing firm on its position that negotiations on this deal are at an end. “The EU has done everything it can to help get the Withdrawal Agreement over the line. The impasse can only be solved in the UK. Our ‘no-deal’ preparations are now more important than ever before,” the union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Twitter.A spokesperson for President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that should the UK make a “reasoned request” for an extension, the remaining EU 27 would consider it and decide by unanimity.“EU27 will expect a credible justification for a possible extension and its duration. The smooth functioning of the EU institutions will need to be ensured.”“With only 17 days left to 29 March, today’s vote has significantly increased the likelihood of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit,” the spokesman said. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesIf MPs vote against a no-deal exit tomorrow, and vote to postpone Brexit on Thursday, the other 27 EU nations would need to agree.Their leaders will meet in Brussels for a summit on 21-22 March.But any postponement may have to be short-lived. Juncker on Monday said Brexit “should be complete before the European elections” at the end of May.The new EU parliament begins on the 1 July, meaning the latest possible date that they could extend Article 50 by, would be three months.Speaking to Sky News tonight, Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts said he “doesn’t know what’s next”, adding that “a series of negative majorities does not produce a positive majority”.The EU can’t “suppress” the Good Friday Agreement, he said, adding that the idea of the EU agreeing to leave its border with Northern Ireland open, negatively impacting the valuable Single Market is “ludicrous”. This House will have to answer that question. Does it wish to revoke Article 50? Does it want to hold a second referendum? Or does it want to leave with a deal but not this deal? 106 Comments Image: PA Wire/PA Images These are unenviable choices, but thanks to the decision the House has made this evening they must now be faced. Short URL Image: PA Wire/PA Imagescenter_img So what happens now? Speaking immediately after the vote, May told MPs that the government would now hold a debate and vote tomorrow on whether the UK should leave without a deal. A free vote will be allowed in the Conservative Party.She said she believed there was still a majority in the House that wished to leave with a deal, and that she would return to the Commons to begin the debate tomorrow. Information would be published on essential policies that would need to be in place for the UK to leave without a deal, including measures for the border, she said. Following tomorrow’s vote, it’s possible a motion will be put forward on Thursday offering MPs an option on whether they want an extension to Article 50. That will only happen in the event that tomorrow’s vote shows support for a deal. May said in her statement that if the House votes to leave without a deal on 29 March, “it will be the policy of the Government to implement that decision”.“If the House declines to approve leaving without a deal on 29 March, the Government will, following that vote, bring forward a motion on Thursday on whether Parliament wants to seek an extension to Article 50.“If the House votes for an extension, the Government will seek to agree that extension with the EU and bring forward the necessary legislation to change the exit date commensurate with that extension.“But let me be clear. Voting against leaving without a deal and for an extension does not solve the problems we face. The EU will want to know what use we mean to make of such an extension. Mar 12th 2019, 7:23 PM By Daragh Brophy Share288 Tweet Email1 Theresa May’s ‘improved’ Brexit deal defeated by 149 votes – here’s what happens now We’ll have another vote tomorrow on the no-deal option, May told MPs after another heavy defeat. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn declared the Brexit deal “dead”, and called on the government to adopt his proposals for a softer Brexit.“Their deal, their proposal, the one the prime minister’s put is clearly dead,” Corbyn said. ‘I don’t know what’s next’ We are not going to shoot ourselves in the two feet and cut off our two arms just to please some extremist Tory MPs. Sorry, that’s not how the EU works.When asked whether the EU would grant the UK an extension, Lamberts said:“Only if there’s a serious game plan – but without a plan, why should we grant you an extension? It makes no sense.”- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha https://jrnl.ie/4538144 The EU has done everything it can to help get the Withdrawal Agreement over the line. The impasse can only be solved in the #UK. Our “no-deal” preparations are now more important than ever before.— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) March 12, 2019 Source: Michel Barnier/Twitterlast_img read more

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Vaccins plus besoin de la chaîne du froid pour les conserver

first_imgVaccins : plus besoin de la chaîne du froid pour les conserver ?Grande-Bretagne – Des chercheurs ont réussi à mettre au point des vaccins se conservant à une température de 45°C. Il s’agit là d’une révolution pour les pays tropicaux.Des chercheurs de l’université d’Oxford et des laboratoires Nova ont développé un vaccin “révolutionnaire”, capable de conserver son efficacité à des températures supérieures à 40°C. Du jamais vu. Il s’agit d’une grande avancée scientifique, surtout pour les pays en développement, qui ne possèdent que rarement les infrastructures nécessaires à la conservation des vaccins classiques, en l’occurrence installations de réfrigération efficace et sources d’électricité fiables permettant leur fonctionnement. Il faut noter que c’est dans ces pays que les maladies infectieuses font le plus de ravages. En cause : la difficulté de la mise en place de la vaccination.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?De plus, le coût des campagnes de vaccination pourrait ainsi être revu à la baisse puisque la mise en place d’un système de réfrigération ne serait plus utile. La réfrigération représente 14% du coût total des campagnes de vaccination, soit 200 millions de dollars.Les chercheurs ont réussi à conserver des vaccins pendant quatre mois, dans des membranes de sucre, à 45°C. Les vaccins n’ont subi aucune altération, et lorsque la température était descendue à 37°C, ils se conservaient pendant un an. Cette technique prometteuse pourrait être utilisée pour de nombreux vaccins.Le 23 février 2010 à 15:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Muzaffarpur encephalitis outbreak Supreme Court lashes out at

first_imgThe Supreme Court asked the Union and state government to file an affidavit in 10 days on adequacy of health services, nutrition, and hygiene. The court stated that these are basic that these are basic rights in response to the public litigation plea. The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Muzaffarpur has also ordered a probe against Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey in the matter on the same day. Also Read – Stop sale of ‘deadly’ stuff on Amazon, US lawmakers to Bezos Advertise With Us Advocates Manohar Pratap and Sanpreet Singh Ajmani submitted the plea in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to set up a team of medical experts for treatment of children suffering from encephalitis immediately. The PIL stated that the Bihar government should pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of the deceased. So far, 152 children have lost their lives in the outbreak of the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.last_img read more

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China expanding military might in Indian Ocean Region Admiral Karambir Singh

first_img India is the largest arms importer in the world: Report Indian Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh.IANSA day after China released a defence white paper, the Indian Navy chief warned of increasing Chinese military might as well as its widening naval footprint in the Indian Ocean Region.”They have been shifting a lot of resources from other arms to the navy in line with the target of becoming a global power. We have to watch that carefully and see how we respond within our budget and constraints,” said Admiral Karambir Singh. He said this on the sidelines of ‘International Seminar on Nation Building through Shipbuilding’ in New Delhi.The white paper titled ‘China’s National Defence in the New Era’,  released on Wednesday, stated that the Chinese military expenditure increased by 9.42 percent between 2012 and 2017. International think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) also ranked China as the second-largest spender on defence. The US topped the list with a military expenditure of $250 billion in 2018.Navy’s Make in IndiaOn the issue of India’s defence expenditure, which stood at $66.5 billion in 2018, the Navy chief said: “We require long-term fiscal support to build a Navy.”He also revealed that the Indian Navy is considering building its third aircraft carrier. He described the project to build a 65,000-tonne military vessel with electric propulsion and a catapult assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) so that “if we have three aircraft carriers we can have two operational at any given time”.He also said that India’s first indigenous-made aircraft carrier INS Vikrant entered its final phase of construction and is likely to begin sea trials in 2020. India is building its first indigenous aircraft carrier in Cochin.Twitter/SpokespersonMoDThe Navy chief said that it is important to build up an ecosystem and get transfer of technology to enhance indigenously-made defence requirements.On the second day of the seminar on Friday, July 26, Admiral Karambir Singh said Navy has been encouraging indigenous shipbuilding for 50 years before the Make in India became a national mission. “More than 60 percent of the naval budget is dedicated to capital expenditure and nearly 70 percent of this capital budget has been spent on indigenous sourcing amounting to nearly Rs 66,000 crore in the last five years”, he said. “Of the total 51 ships and submarines on order at various shipyards as on date, 49 are being constructed indigenously,” he noted.He further said: “Nearly, 90 percent of ship repair by value is undertaken by Indian vendors and mostly MSMEs, implying that in addition to the capital budget a high proportion of navy’s revenue budget is also being ploughed back into the economy,” reported news portal Capital Market. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:16Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:14?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

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UNGA condemns Israels use of force against Palestinians

first_imgIsraeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon looks on as the United Nations General Assembly votes to adopt a draft resolution to deplore the use of excessive force by Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians at UN headquarters in New York, US on 13 June 2018. Photo: ReutersThe UN General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory.The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. It was put forward in the General Assembly by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinians after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member UN Security Council earlier this month.The General Assembly text condemned the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight.”The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day. It is totally one-sided. It makes not one mention of the Hamas terrorists who routinely initiate the violence in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote.Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour (2nd from R) passes US Ambassador Nikki Haley (seated L) during a vote on the adoption of a draft resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to deplore the use of excessive force by Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians at UN headquarters in New York, US on 13 June 2018. Photo: ReutersThe United States failed in a bid to amend the resolution with a paragraph that would have condemned violence by Hamas.”By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organization, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas,” Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon told the General Assembly before the vote.Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Togo joined Israel and the United States in voting against the resolution.More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30. The largest number of deaths occurred on May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.Amid international condemnation of its use of lethal force, Israel said many of the dead were militants and that the Israeli army was repelling attacks on the border fence between Israel and Gaza. Washington has maintained Israel’s right to defend itself and refrained from joining calls for Israeli restraint.US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses a United Nations General Assembly meeting ahead of a vote on a draft resolution that would deplore the use of excessive force by Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians at UN headquarters in New York, US on 13 June 2018. Photo: ReutersPalestinians and their supporters said most protesters were unarmed civilians and Israel used excessive force against them.”We need protection of our civilian population,” Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told the General Assembly before the vote, adding that the resolution was “intended to contribute to a de-escalation of the volatile situation.””We cannot remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people,” Mansour said.The resolution asked Guterres to report back within 60 days on proposals “on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation, including … recommendations regarding an international protection mechanism.”In December 128 countries defied President Donald Trump and voted in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.last_img read more

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Green Eggs and Ham Series From Ellen DeGeneres to Debut on Netflix

first_img Related ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety “Green Eggs and Ham” is one of Netflix’s two “bigger bets” in the kids and family programming slate for 2019, according to Sarandos. The other is animated feature “Klaus,” a Christmas family comedy marking the directorial debut for Sergio Pablos (co-creator of “Despicable Me”), also slated for a Q4 debut.Netflix’s “Green Eggs and Ham” follows opposites Sam (Devine) and Guy (Douglas) on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far-off zoo, and along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship — and a certain delectable, green-tinged dish.Other Dr. Seuss classics have been adapted for the big screen, including 2018’s “The Grinch” from Universal/Illumination Entertainment, Seuss Enterprises has more selective about TV projects besides a few projects created at PBS.DeGeneres is exec producing “Green Eggs and Ham” via her deal with Warner Bros., where she has a production company at subsidiary Telepictures Productions, which is the producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Jared Stern (“Lego Movie 2”) is adapting the story for TV and wrote the script, as well as serving as executive producer along with DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Sam Register, Mike Karz and David Dobkin.On the Q1 investor interview, Sarandos also announced announced a fourth-quarter 2019 premiere for “The Witcher,” a live-action show based on a series of books and popular video-game adaptations. He also highlighted the slate for Q3, including new seasons of “Stranger Things,” “Casa del Papel,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “13 Reasons Why” and “Elite,” along with Ryan Murphy’s” The Politician,” starring Ben Platt as a wealthy student on his journey to become president of the United States. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 After more than four years in the works, Netflix’s TV adaptation of Dr. Seuss classic “Green Eggs and Ham” is set to come to the streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019.The Q4 launch of “Green Eggs and Ham,” from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. Television, was announced by Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos on the company’s earnings interview Tuesday.The adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss kids’ title is a “very ambitious 13-episode animated original series with feature-quality animation,” Sarandos said. “We’re really excited to bring to our members in the fourth quarter.” Netflix first announced the project in April 2015.The series will feature voice talents of Adam Devine (as “Sam I Am”) and Michael Douglas (“Guy I Am”), along with Diane Keaton, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key, Daveed Diggs, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright and Jillian Bell.last_img read more

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VIT donates Rs 125 crore to TN CMs relief fund

first_imgVellore Institute of Technology, one of India’s premier private higher educational institutions has been in the forefront for extending help to all those sections who belong to the downtrodden and underprivileged sections. It has also mobilised resources and financial assistance to people who have been severely affected by natural calamities.Towards rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the Tamil Nadu government, and to help victims affected by Gaja Cyclone, especially in the coastal and central districts of the State, the VIT has extended a financial assistance of Rs 1.25 crore to the Chief Minister’s relief Fund. A cheque was personally handed over to the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami by Dr G Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of VIT, recently. The amount has been mobilised from students, parents, staff and non-teaching staff who have given a portion of their salary as a contribution from the management of VIT. Dr Sekar Viswanathan, Sankar Viswanathan and G V Selvam, Vice Presidents of VIT were also present on the occasion. It may be recalled that during the massive damage caused by the floods in Kerala a few months ago, VIT mobilised relief materials worth Rs 24 lakh. VIT also gave Rs 1 crore as relief amount with Dr Viswanathan handing over a cheque personally to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.last_img read more

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Sylvia Plaths Love Triangle which Ended in Disaster for Both Women

first_imgMost people know the story of Sylvia Plath — the famed poet who took her own life at thirty years of age, distraught by the abandonment of her husband, poet laureate Ted Hughes. But few are as well-acquainted with Assia Wevill, the scorned “other woman” in this tragic love triangle — who, like the woman she supplanted, would die at her own hand. Born in 1927, the daughter of a Jewish physician of Russian origin and a German Lutheran mother, Wevill spent her early years in Germany, until the persecution of Jews at the beginning of WWII forced her family to flee to Palestine.Years later, the striking and sophisticated Wevill was working as a copywriter at a London ad agency and happily married to her third husband, poet David Wevill. The couple, looking for a flat to settle down in, came upon the perfect place.Plath photographed in July 1961 at her Chalcot Square flat in London.The owners: poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, who were renting it out while they moved to the Devon countryside, in an attempt to get their marriage back on track, far from the turbulence of the big city.Their new home, Court Green, was certainly bucolic, but life so far from the city can be lonely. In the winter of 1962, Plath and Hughes invited several couples to Devon to stay for the weekend — among them, David and Assia Wevill.Chalcot Square, near Primrose Hill in London, Plath and Hughes’ home from 1959. Photo by Oxyman CC BY-SA 2.0It would be a turning point in both relationships. Plath, well-attuned to her husband’s wandering eye, couldn’t help but notice the chemistry between Hughes and Wevill. Her radar was dead-on.Weeks later, Hughes went to the ad agency where Wevill worked, leaving a note: “I have come to see you, despite all marriages.” Message sent. Soon the two were meeting in hotels or the back of a borrowed van.Homage to Ted Hughes by Reginald Gray (2004), Bankfield Museum, Halifax, England.Upon learning of the affair, David Wevill swallowed a handful of sleeping pills. Plath’s reaction was one of rage. (At one point, she built a bonfire in the yard, tossing her husband’s letters and manuscripts into the flames.) Plath would soon realize the mistake of her actions: Hughes fled to London, staying with a friend. The affair continued, but Hughes refused to make a choice, returning to Devon each week to spend time with his wife and children, Frieda and Nicholas. Wevill was equally torn between the two men in her life.Back in Devon, Plath and Hughes continued to fight bitterly. In December, Plath had had enough. It was her turn to move to London, finding a flat for her and the children. By February, she decided to give the marriage another chance, but it was too late. Hughes and Wevill’s affair was no longer cloaked in secrecy — and Wevill was carrying Hughes’s child, though she would have an abortion soon after Plath’s death. Hughes wanted no more children and Wevill wasn’t keen on becoming a mother.Ted Hughes. Photo by Reg Innell/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesOn February 11, 1963, Plath took her own life, gassing herself in her kitchen while her children slept on the floor above. Close friends, who had no idea of her husband’s whereabouts, tracked down his mistress, who ended up breaking the horrific news to Hughes. He immediately moved into the flat to tend to his children, while Wevill shuttled between the London flat and her home with David. Though Plath suffered from clinical depression, her friends blamed her rival for her death. But if Wevill shouldered any of the responsibility, she didn’t show it.That May, back in Sylvia’s flat — this time for good after a separation from her husband — Wevill turned 36. Life ran smoothly, for a while anyway. Wevill discovered, to her great surprise, that she enjoyed being a stepmother.Sylvia Plath’s Royal typewriter. Photo by smallcurio CC BY 2.0“Fantastic, the way children (not even my own) have finally surrounded me,” she wrote in her diary. “The children I like, very much. I shall like them ever better, I think, when they are a little older.”Ted, editing Plath’s poems into a book, rarely mentioned his wife’s name, but Wevill knew better. “Sylvia [is] growing in him, enormous, magnificent,” she wrote. “I am shrinking daily, both nibble at me. They eat me.”In March of 1965 at age 37, Wevill gave birth to Alexandra Tatiana Elise, nicknamed “Shura.” Two years later, they would come to live at Court Green. By then, the dynamics of her relationship with Hughes had changed.Sylvia Plath.He suffered from dark moods and the couple fought frequently. Wevill was learning how hard it is to compete with a memory. Hughes, perhaps not understanding what she was going through, would unknowingly torture her with stories of “dream-meetings” he had with Plath as he slept.Adding to Wevill’s internal turmoil: suspicions about her lover’s faithfulness. The fact that Hughes was reluctant to settle down with Wevill and their daughter didn’t help. Heartbreakingly, he refused to claim Shura as his daughter (at least publicly).Shunned by her lover’s friends and family, not to mention becoming a pariah in the eyes of Plath’s many fans, Wevill would become but a shadow of the seductress who first enticed Ted Hughes.Sylvia Plath’s grave Photo by Jennifer Boyer CC By 2.0What’s more, mirroring the woman that she supplanted, Wevill had to endure Hughes’s wandering eye. Among his infidelities: Carol Orchard, a woman twenty years his junior, who Hughes would marry in 1970.Visibly older and pounds heavier, Wevill would return to London. In March of 1969, she dragged a mattress into the kitchen of her London flat, dissolved a handful of sleeping pills in a glass of water, and shared the potion with her four-year-old daughter.Then she turned on the gas stove and crawled into bed with the child.In her will, Wevill expressed the wish to “be buried in any rural cemetery in England, the vicar of its parish not objecting to its burial.”Read another story from us: Nevermore…The Unanswered Questions Surrounding the Final Days of Edgar Allan PoeInstead, Hughes would have her remains cremated. The epitaph, chosen by Wevill, would read: “Here lies a lover of unreason and an exile.”last_img read more

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Lufthansa to fly Airbus A350 to Delhi

first_imgLufthansa has chosen Delhi as one its first destinations for the new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.The airline announced that its first 10 A350s will be based at Munich Airport from January 2017, and the new long-haul jets will be deployed on the airline’s routes to Delhi and Boston.“We are delighted that we are able to offer the most modern aircraft type to our long-haul passengers flying out from Munich.The A350 also constitutes an active step towards noise protection,” said Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of the Lufthansa Hub Munich. The airline’s Munich-Delhi flights depart the Bavarian city at 12:00 and arrive in the Indian capital at 23:00. The return services then leave at 00:45 and get back to Munich at 05:30.last_img read more

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Chief Economist Talks Latest Housing Trends

first_imgChief Economist Talks Latest Housing Trends November 13, 2017 647 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft discusses the U.S. economic outlook for November 2017, specifically speaking about the latest flow-of-funds data from the Federal Reserve—reporting that home-equity wealth reached a new nominal high this year.See Nothaft elaborate on home-values, price appreciation, and what CoreLogic forecasts for the future, in this Video Spotlight.center_img Share corelgoic Economic Outlook Frank Nothaft Home Values HOUSING mortgage 2017-11-13 Nicole Caspersonlast_img read more

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AccorHotelsappointments

first_imgAccorHotelsappointments Cleo SeamanCleo Seaman has been appointed General Manager of Quay West Suites Sydney. Seaman joined Accor in November 2002 as Food and Beverage Manager at The Como Melbourne and by 2012 she was gm of the same hotel! She was most recently General Manager of the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour.David McDonaldDavid McDonald is the new General Manager at Pullman Magenta Shores. He started with the company in 2009 at Novotel Canberra, as Director of Sales and Marketing and National Account Manager, and was most recently gm for Quay West Suites Sydney.Sam PanettaSam Panetta has been appointed General Manager for Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, having joined Accor in 2007 as Operations Manager for Accor’s Sydney Olympic Park Hotels and most recently holding the position of gm of Pullman Magenta Shores. Chris NaylorChris Naylor is the new General Manager at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis having previously held the position of Hotel Manager for Oaks Charlotte Towers Brisbane CBD. He joined Accor in 2003 as Assistant Manager for Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport Hotel and Mercure Gold Coast Resort, leaving the company in 2006 and returning in 2016 as Hotel Operations Manager at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. last_img read more

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