Want to go for minimal makeup on your wedding day? This celeb makeup artist has something to say

first_imgQ: When did you know a career in beauty is for you?While interning at a publication house, and pursuing my higher studies to be a journalist. Back then, I was an assistant at a shoot production, and that is when my fascination with beauty began.Q: What’s your signature makeup style?Definitely classic-minimalistic is the word. Also read:Your guide to amazing skin if you are 20-something-year old Q: Your favourite palettes…Eye shadows from Laura Mercier and Chanel are my first choices for sublime shades, as their textures are very velvety.Q: An eyeshadow can look dated easily. How different can be the application to sport a fresh look?Avoid patting on too much in one application. Thin layers is the key, and then blend, blend, and just blend!Q: Makeup products you buy over and over again?The Guerlain terracotta bronzer range.Q: Looks for the minimal and the dramatic bride?For the minimal bride, it would be mostly daywear shades in sheer. The goal is to keep the look sublime and fresh. For the dramatic bride, I would highlight the eyes and lips for ample drama. Be careful to balance the two ends of the spectrum.Q: Fragrances that uplift your mood instantly?Chanel No. 5 (my first scent memory). Also, Michael Kors’ perfumes are apt for daily wear.last_img read more

Pak launches operation against last terrorist hideouts

first_imgFrom Sajjad HussainIslamabad, Feb 24 (PTI) Pakistan army today launched the final phase of an ongoing operation to clear the last strongholds of militants based in North Waziristan tribal region close to the Afghanistan border.Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was briefed about the military operation during his visit to the tribal region.The operation will target ravines and forests in the Shawal Valley and Dattekhel areas of North Waziristan, which had been used by militants for years as safe havens, military spokesman Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said.”Final phase of operation in left over pockets of North Waziristan has begun,” Bajwa said.He said that Sharif had directed to commence last phase operation in North Waziristan to cleanse remnant terrorists from hide outs in deeply forested ravines and jungle.He said troops were in a high state of morale and ready for last phase of operation and determined to finish work as soon as possible.He said local support for terrorists even in Shawal Valley had totally diminished and people want to sever their links with militants across the country. The forested ravines of Shawal, Dattakhel had also served as popular infiltration routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan.Army launched operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan in June 2014 to clear the remote area of militants and had so far cleared more than 90 per cent area of the district.It says that more than 3,500 militants have been killed in the operation so far. PTI SH SUA AKJ SUAlast_img read more

Watch! Virat Kohli dances to AR Rahman’s tunes

first_imgWe are used to seeing Virat Kohli dancing down the track and punishing bowlers at will. This time, the batting maestro has shook a leg to the tunes of Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.In a promotional video for the Premier Futsal League’s official anthem, Kohli, the brand ambassador of the multinational Futsal league, is seen showcasing his dancing skills with the ‘Mozart of Madras’. Apart from setting the dance floor ablaze, Kohli is performing a rap part in the anthem.Both the icons upped the oomph factor with full-black costumes. Kohli, with his black shades, seems to be hitting the perfect straight drive. After being rested by the Indian selectors ahead of a packed-Test schedule, Kohli has been busy promoting Premier Futsal.All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel had expressed his concerns over Kohli, who is also the co-owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa, being the brand ambassador of Premier Futsal, a league unrecognised by both FIFA and AIFF.Despite the furore, quite a few international stars of the likes of Deco and Paul Scholes have signed up for the tournament.last_img read more

Juan Martin del Potro suffers fractured kneecap after nasty fall at Shanghai Masters

first_imgUS Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has suffered a fractured right kneecap following his fall during a match in Shanghai this week, his spokesman said in a statement on Sunday.Del Potro, who has been unlucky with injuries throughout his career, retired from his round-of-16 match against Borna Coric on Thursday after falling heavily.The statement said that “the medical studies carried out on Saturday showed that Juan Martin del Potro suffered a fracture of his right patella bone in Shanghai”.”In the coming days, the doctors will evaluate the recovery process needed to return.”The 30-year-old Argentine, who is ranked fourth in the world and had been enjoying one of the best seasons of his career, was wearing a splint on his right leg.”It’s a very difficult moment,” he said. “I feel very sad. It’s a hard blow that leaves me without strength.”It’s very difficult for me to think about recovery again, I did not expect this to happen.”The Argentine player will continue to rest, as his doctors have instructed on Sunday, until he undergoes new tests that will determine more specifically the extent of the injury, Efe news reported.In the 10th game of the first set against Coric on October 11, Del Potro fell to the ground and after being attended and having a bandage installed returned to the match intending to continue.However, he ultimately had to withdraw from the match, which he lost 7-5. He underwent tests on Saturday that determined he had broken his right kneecap.advertisementThe South American tennis star had to withdraw from his quarterfinals match against Croatia’s Borna Coric at the Masters 1000 final in Shanghai last Thursday.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat Coric on Sunday in the finals.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

Ray Wilkins obituary

first_img Facebook In 2016 he received a four-year ban for a third drink-driving offence, and spent some time being treated for depression and a drink problem. Widely regarded as one of football’s “nice men”, he explained that his sackings at various clubs had exacted a personal toll. “Footballers who think they are something special are making a terrible mistake,” he said. “I always told my kids I’m nobody but their dad. But I just don’t cope well with rejection.”He is survived by his wife, Jackie (nee Bygraves), whom he married in 1978, their children, Ross and Jade, and grandchildren, Oliver, Frankie, Ava, Freddie, Jake and Archie.• Raymond Colin Wilkins, footballer, born 14 September 1956; died 4 April 2018 Twitter England Having been a fixture in the England side more or less since his debut, Wilkins had played in the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain, appearing in all five matches as England went out at the second-group stage. While playing at Milan four years later he was an integral part of the squad at the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico, where England were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Diego Maradona’s “hand of God” goal.By that point, however, Wilkins was languishing on the sidelines, having been sent off in a group game against Morocco for throwing the ball at the referee. It was an uncharacteristic action from a man who rarely courted trouble on or off the field – indeed it was the first and only sending-off of his career. He was banned for the next two games and failed to regain his place in the side for the Argentina match. He played only twice more for England, his last cap in a European Championship qualifier against Yugoslavia in November 1986.Wilkins left Milan in 1987, spending four months with Paris St Germain before moving to Rangers, whose collection of English players included Terry Butcher, Chris Woods and Gary Stevens. Wilkins was a popular figure at Ibrox, helping the club to win the Scottish League and League Cup double in 1988-89. But after two years he was on his way down south to QPR.From 1989 to 1996 he played almost as many league games at Loftus Road – more than 150 – as he had either at Chelsea or Manchester United, and from late 1994, after having been made an MBE, he was player-manager at the club, guiding them to eighth place in the Premier League in their 1994-95 season. But the following campaign QPR were relegated and he was sacked. Chelsea Ray Wilkins scores against Belgium in the 1980 European Championship Twitter Ray Wilkins during a Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers match, 1976. Photograph: Colorsport/Rex/Shutterstock Pinterest Facebook Share on Messenger Topics Pinterest Facebook Wilkins was born in Hillingdon, west London, to George, a footballer at four clubs – including Brentford and Nottingham Forest – and his wife, Wyn. One of six children, Ray, who was known as Butch from an early age, had three brothers – Graham, Stephen and Dean – who all played professional football. He made his own debut for First Division Chelsea as a 17-year-old in 1973, and the following year was made the club’s youngest ever captain at 18. By 1976 he was playing for England, and during a period at Stamford Bridge when the team was twice relegated from the top flight, he nevertheless became a star player.After six years and 179 league games he was signed by the former Chelsea manager Dave Sexton to Manchester United in 1979, forming a formidable midfield combination with his England colleague Bryan Robson. Under Sexton’s successor, Ron Atkinson, Wilkins won an FA Cup winners’ medal in 1983, scoring with a long-range curler in the 72nd minute to give United a 2-1 lead in the final against Brighton. The match ended 2-2 and United won the replay 4-0.His stock now at its highest, Wilkins was signed by Milan for a British record £1.5m at the end of the following season, joining other England players such as Trevor Francis and Luther Blissett in the Italian game. Although he acquitted himself well over three seasons at the San Siro, it proved to be an unusually lean time at Milan, and no honours were accrued from his 105 appearances for the club. Pinterest Twitter center_img Ray Wilkins as Chelsea assistant manager, with the manager Carlo Ancelotti, at Craven Cottage before a match between Fulham and Chelsea in 2009. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Ray Wilkins, who has died aged 61 after a cardiac arrest, was one of England’s most capped footballers, appearing 84 times for his country between 1976 and 1986 and playing in two World Cups.A graceful central midfielder who captained the side on 10 occasions, he made his biggest domestic impacts at Chelsea and Manchester United, winning the FA Cup with the latter in 1983 before spending three years at Milan, where he became part of a mid-1980s trend for Italian clubs to recruit players from English clubs. He was then signed in Scotland by Rangers, winning a league title there during a successful two-year spell before seeing out his career in the top flight of English football with Queens Park Rangers. He swiftly moved into management, initially in full charge at QPR and Fulham and later as an assistant at various clubs, including Chelsea and Watford.Although he may not have been the most exciting midfielder to have played for his country, Wilkins’ 84 England caps – only 13 players have collected more – are a powerful indication of his skill and reliability. He rarely played a bad game under his three national managers – Don Revie, Ron Greenwood and Bobby Robson – who could rely upon him for neat, composed performances even under the greatest of pressure.If England fans periodically complained of a lack of ambition in his passing (he was known as “the crab” for his sideways inclinations), he could just as often be incisive. And though he was never a prolific goalscoring midfielder, when he did put one in the net it was usually an effort of top quality. His goal against Belgium in the 1980 European Championship – when he lobbed the ball over an outrushing defence, skipped through to collect it and then also lobbed the keeper – was one of the finest ever scored by an England player. Ray Wilkins appearing for Manchester United against Brighton in 1979. Photograph: Colorsport/Rex/Shutterstock Manchester United obituaries Share via Email Wilkins continued as a player until he was 40, with brief spells at Wycombe Wanderers, Hibernian, Millwall and Leyton Orient before retiring at the end of the 1996–97 season to become manager of Second Division Fulham. He took them to the play-offs in his first season but the Fulham chairman, Mohamed Al Fayed, sacked him before the first of the play-off games, and so he moved to Chelsea as assistant manager to Gianluca Vialli.After two years there he was an assistant at Watford (with Vialli), Millwall (Dennis Wise) and England Under-21s (Peter Taylor), before returning to Chelsea in 2008 as assistant to Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and then Carlo Ancelotti, under whom Chelsea won the League and FA Cup double.Although Ancelotti declared that “without Ray we wouldn’t have won a thing”, in 2010 Wilkins was sacked by the club unexpectedly, a move that hit him hard. He found refuge in broadcasting work as an articulate, precise and softly spoken analyst at Sky and talkSPORT, before becoming Fulham’s assistant manager (2013-14), national manager of Jordan (2014-15) and finally assistant at Aston Villa for a brief spell in 2015. 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India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164

first_img Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 19:24 IST Shubman Gill roared back to form with a gritty fifty against South Africa A. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platformIndia A had won the five-match ODI series against South Africa A 4-1India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumpsYoung Shubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platform, dismissing the visiting side for 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test here on Monday.Gill, who has been an opener for Punjab in the longer format, played out Lungi Ngidi’s (1/18 in 6 overs) first spell as he faced 108 balls, hitting nine fours and a six as India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumps.With India looking out for an opener who can replace an out-of-form KL Rahul, a big inning from Gill will put him in contention alongside Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal.The youngster had two steady partnerships — 48 for the opening wicket with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and 56 for the second wicket with Ricky Bhui (26).This was after the bowling attack performed admirably demolishing the South Africans for a meager score in 51.5 overs.Pacer Shardul Thakur (3 for 29) and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham (3 for 64) were the picks of the bowlers. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was steady as ever (2/37).After being drubbed 1-4 in the five-match ODI series, South Africa ‘A’ would have hoped for a change in fortunes, but it was a tough day for them.Sent in to bat by the host, the visiting side was jolted early when senior team opener Aiden Markram was caught behind by wicketkeeper Kona Bharat off Mohammed Siraj in the first over of the match.After Siraj got the prized scalp of Markram, Thakur took over, dismissing the other opener Pieter Malan (0), Khayelihle Zondo (6) and the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen (0).advertisementWith South Africa ‘A’ tottering at 22 for 5 and the host bowlers being on target, Markram’s side looked in danger of being bundled out for a double-digit score.Some late resistance from young paceman Marco Jansen (45 not out, 69 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) and spinner Dane Piedt (33, 45 balls, 6 fours) helped them cross the 150-run mark.Brief scores (at end of day 1): South Africa ‘A’: 164 all out in 51.5 overs (Marco Jansen 45 not out, Dane Piedt 33, Shardul Thakur 3/29, K Gowtham 3/64).India ‘A’ 129 for 2 in 38 overs (Shubman Gill 66 batting, Rituraj Gaikwad 30, Ricky Bhui 26).Also See:For 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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India AFollow South Africa A India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164India A bowlers put in a spirited performance to bowl out South Africa A for a meagre 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Allcargo Boosts Coastal Shipping Fleet

first_imgzoom India-based Allcargo Logistics Ltd., an international freight forwarder and logistics provider, has acquired two additional general cargo vessels aggregating 24,000 dwt for its coastal shipping business, without disclosing the price tag attached to them.Post this acquisition, Allcargo now owns a total of five cargo vessels. The main criterion for this acquisition was to cater to the growing requirements not only of coastal shipping but regional trade and commerce as well.India has over 7,000 km of coastline. Considering India’s demography and strategic location as a global trade hub, the coastline will play a major role in coastal shipping services, says Allcargo. With the government increasing its focus on decongesting the exiting road and rail network, coastal shipping will play a pivotal role in India’s growing economy.Allcargo specializes in moving bulk, break bulk, containerized and project cargo under its coastal shipping business.Founder and Chairman of Allcargo, Shashi Kiran Shetty, said: ”As an organisation, we believe that India’s economy will need a more efficient and time saving mode of transportation, to keep pace with its growth. Coastal Shipping is the solution for this opportunity. We are helping our customers to create logistics solutions through coastal shipping, making their cargo movement more seamless and cost effective.”last_img read more

Keep your New India to yourself return Old India to us says

first_imgNew Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Upper House Monday that the present government can keep its New India to itself and return the Old India to the people of the country. “In Old India, there was no enmity, no anger, hate, lynchings. In this New India, man has become man’s enemy. Give us that India where Hindu Muslim Sikh Christian live peacefully and are ready to give their life for each other,” he said. On Jharkhand lynching case, Azad said, “Jharkhand has become a factory of lynching and violence. Dalits and Muslims are killed there every week. PM, we are with you in the fight of ‘Sabka saath sabka vikas’ but it should be there for people to see it. We can’t see it anywhere.” Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday introduced the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal introduced the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to introduce the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 today, the sixth working day of the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament. On the other hand, Rajya Sabha MPs Monday raised the issue of growing drinking water crisis in different parts of the country and demanded immediate interventions such as inter-linking of rivers and rain water harvesting to recharge ground water table. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Satyanarayan Jatiya (BJP) said parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka have traditionally faced water crisis but now the problem has extended to fresh areas.with inputs of The Indian Expresslast_img read more

Calls continue for probe of murdersuicide involving former Canadian soldier

first_imgHALIFAX – A suicide review may have been conducted after former Canadian soldier Lionel Desmond fatally shot his wife, daughter and mother before turning the gun on himself earlier this year, but Veterans Affairs Canada declined Tuesday to confirm what specific steps were taken in the wake of the horrific murder-suicide in rural Nova Scotia.“Suicide reviews are systematically carried out … when the department becomes aware of the tragic circumstances of a veteran suicide,” spokesman Zoltan Csepregi said in an email, adding that grief counselling is provided to family members when a veteran dies.“The department is legally bound to protect client privacy (and) confidentiality. Therefore, we cannot comment on any specific veteran’s care. This means we cannot even comment on whether or not the veteran was receiving health-care support … and whether the department has or has not reached out to the deceased’s family.”The department’s comments, which include a long list of broader measures taken to address suicide in the military, were issued a day after The Canadian Press confirmed the province’s medical examiner has recommended against conducting a fatality inquiry in the high-profile case.Meanwhile, the Department of National Defence also confirmed Monday that it will not be investigating what happened, saying it has no authority “to investigate the lives of retired members.”Desmond was discharged from the military in July 2015, having been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Afghanistan in 2007. Military sources say he had spent a year receiving treatment from a joint personnel support unit at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in central New Brunswick.However, family members have said the retired corporal did not receive the help he needed when he returned to his home in Upper Big Tracadie in northern Nova Scotia, where on Jan. 3 the 33-year-old veteran took his own life after shooting his 52-year-old mother Brenda, his wife Shanna, 31, and their 10-year-daughter Aaliyah.The Nova Scotia Health Authority has completed a “quality review” that looked into how he was treated by the province’s health-care system, but the report won’t be released to the public.Catherine Hartling, Shanna Desmond’s aunt, is continuing to push for some sort of public inquiry.“In order to move forward with some of these things, we have to understand what took place,” she told CTV News on Tuesday. “We want to find out what was at fault. Why didn’t Lionel receive the care that he was supposed to receive.”Scott Maxwell, executive director of Wounded Warriors Canada, said the non-profit group has been left to wonder why the province and the federal government have decided not to do more to ensure this kind of tragedy doesn’t happen again.“It’s something that has dumbfounded us,” said Maxwell, whose national group develops and delivers mental-health programs to ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families. “It seems very ‘case closed.’”However, Maxwell said he was surprised to note that the Defence Department openly admitted it had to improve its services for those transitioning to civilian life.Maxwell said his organization often deals with former military members who are struggling to cope as they make the transition from military to civilian life. Former soldiers, sailors and airmen released on medical discharges typically encounter a wildly complex process that leaves them frustrated, he said.“It’s a very isolating place,” he said. “It’s so important that members of the Canadian Forces are retained and not released until all the benefits and services are put in place … We can do a far better job in Canada in supporting the transition to civilian life.”As for the joint personnel support unit, Maxwell said Lionel Desmond would have been seeking help at a time when the unit was under fire for failing to live up to its mandate.The unit was supposed to help military members deal with mental and physical challenges before being returned to service, but Maxwell said it has evolved into something quite different.“What it has become is a means to slowly and inevitably release members of the Canadian Forces,” he said. “That simply was not what it was set up to do.”In its statement, Veterans Affairs said it is addressing suicide in the military and among veterans by joining National Defence in producing a suicide prevention strategy, which should be rolled out this fall.“It will inform the two departments on ways to improve assistance to vulnerable Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans by assuring better continuity of care and a more seamless transition from military to post-military life,” the statement said.The two departments are also working with Statistics Canada to determine suicide rates among veterans. Findings are expected by this December, and will be followed by annual updates.Veterans Affairs will also spend $147 million over the next six years to expand access to the Veteran Family Program for families of medically released veterans. And another $17.5 million will be spent over the next four years to establish a Centre of Excellence on PTSD.last_img read more

UN peacekeeper contributors visit Haiti stress strengthening national police

5 September 2007Defence ministers and military officers from Latin American countries contributing troops to the United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti are at present visiting the Caribbean country to discuss security and other issues linked to the extension of the mission’s mandate, including strengthening the national police force. “This meeting is an opportunity for me to thank the peoples and governments of these countries for their contribution towards putting Haiti back on the rails with regard to security, development and stability,” Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis told the visitors. While acknowledging a net improvement compared to several months ago, Mr. Alexis stressed that “the situation remains fragile.” The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile. The visiting delegation, comprising representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, has also met with President René Préval and other Haitian leaders as well as with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Hédi Annabi and Organization of American States Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza. Issues discussed including reinforcement of the national police, reform of the judicial system, strengthening legal institutions and the battle against corruption and drug trafficking. The need to promote development also figured on the agenda. “The fight against corruption, smuggling and drug trafficking constitute priorities for the Government,” Mr. Alexis said. Speaking for the delegation, Chilean Defence Minister José Goni Carasco noted that while a military presence is indispensable, it is not sufficient. “Only the formation of a more just, egalitarian society allows democracy to function,” he said, pledging Latin American support, within the framework of the UN, towards converting MINUSTAH units into forces capable of building up the country’s infrastructure and economic development. Of the 7,061 troops currently serving with MINUSTAH, Brazil provides 1,198, Uruguay 1,133, Argentina 551 and Chile 495. read more

Gaza hospitals health facilities need urgent donor support UN agency

“The level of damage to the health system in Gaza is considerable and requires urgent support from partners and donors,” said the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Ala Alwan.The visit comes two weeks after senior UN officials in the region said that weeks of intense fighting had left the medical services and facilities in the Gaza Strip “on the verge of collapse.”Dr. Alwan aimed to get a first-hand account of the humanitarian conditions in the area, to meet with local authorities and review the damage to health infrastructure and facilities. Since the conflict began on 13 June, WHO estimates that 15 out of area’s 32 hospitals have been damaged, in addition to 18 primary health clinics and 29 ambulances.In addition, at least five medical staff have been killed and many more injured, the UN agency said. “WHO staff in Gaza and Ramallah have been working jointly with the Palestinian health authorities in an integrated way in responding to the immediate and urgent needs to support and sustain emergency health services in Gaza throughout the crisis,” Dr. Alwan said. While the displacement numbers of people sheltering in schools and other facilities remains fluid, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported that 209,522 people were sheltering in 88 UNRWA schools in the area. Dr. Alwan visited one school where more than 1000 people have taken refuge in extremely overcrowded conditions. “I am particularly worried about the risk of water-borne and communicable disease in such settings where overcrowding, poor hygiene and lack of access to clean drinking water predispose to disease outbreaks,” he warned. “These risks have to be addressed immediately.”UNRWA Director of Health, Akihiro Seita, who accompanied Dr. Alwan, stressed the health challenges: “While we do our best, we are deeply concerned about the health and hygiene situation in our very crowded shelters. Our efforts may be limited where the entire water, electricity and sewage systems are heavily damaged.”Palestinian health authorities are planning to refer more patients to hospitals outside of Gaza to access life-saving treatment as well as to reduce the case load in the hospitals to a more manageable level. There is a need to speed up approvals to allow these patients to be transported across border crossings.“Referral of patients outside of Gaza to receive specialized treatment will have to be facilitated at all levels,” urged Dr. Alwan.He added that there was an urgent need to provide mental health support for all patients including parents, children and especially displaced persons, most of whom do not have homes to come back to in Gaza.While in the area, Dr. Alwan and his team met with President Mahmoud Abbas, who thanked the UN agency for the $2.5 million worth of medical supplies and other support Gaza hospitals and clinics received during the conflict. read more

Brock selects marketing veteran for its new senior role

Brock University has named Gord Hunchak as its new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.Gord HunchakThe announcement was made today by Brian Hutchings, Brock’s Vice-President, Administration. Hunchak starts his role on Aug. 4, a new position created to oversee strategic planning and direction of the University’s marketing, branding and communications initiatives.Hunchak’s career spans both the public and private sectors, and includes significant post-secondary experience. He led Niagara College’s marketing and communications efforts from 2007-2013, and was also its Acting Vice-President, Student and External Relations in 2011-2012.Prior to joining Niagara College he was Vice-President, Marketing at Meridian Credit Union, and for the past two years has been a partner with Armstrong Strategy Group, a consultancy specializing in branding, marketing and strategic planning. read more

Borut Mackovsek to HC Dinamo Minsk

Borut MackovsekhandballHC Dinamo Minsk Slovenian NT player Borut Mackovsek (22) has signed deal with Belarus best side HC Dinamo Minsk. One of the most perspective European left backs was in the first year of the three years deal with German TSV Hannover Burgdorf, but two sides went in separate ways after only six months.Mackovsek is member of Slovenian NT who won the 4th place at WCh 2013 in Spain. He was also one of the best players in EHF CL 2012/2013 as a member of RK Celje PL. ← Previous Story Sead Hasanefendic strong candidate for PSG Handball bench Next Story → Robi Konecnik moves to Switzerland

Eat what you grow

first_imgLast Monday George Lekakis, Chairperson of Victorian Multicultural Commission launched Vasili’s 101 See Ways to Grow It and Eat It at the Munro Street Garden Centre in Coburg. Along with the launch there were demonstrations of handy tips, food cooked straight from the book, as well as the deft hand of Vasili on his piano accordion. Vasili grew up above a fish’n’chip shop in Keilor Park, where he helped his father cultivate a massive garden on a block in Coburg. Nothing Tastes Better: Vasili’s 101 Ways to Grow It and Eat It  is published by Wilkinson Publishing. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Outpouring of support for Tassie victims

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Panic has been the theme, as bushfires tore through most Eastern States, with Tasmania the worst hit. Tasmania is reeling after spot fires turned into out of control bushfires, helped by the extremely dry conditions blanketing most of Australia. Authorities are still sifting through the ruble and are assessing the damage, but concerns for missing persons have all but been dismissed as the week comes to an end. The Greek Community of Tasmania has been inundated with calls asking to assist those effected in any way. President John Fiotakis says there has been an outpouring of support from young and old. “The Greek Women’s Committee has gone to help, making food and sandwiches, delivering clothing,” he told Neos Kosmos. “A lot of Greek boat owners have been asked to do shuttle runs to Port Arthur and some of the other places where there’s been no access, and a lot of Greek businesses have been asked to assist in the fires, whether it be with food or with transport.” Of the almost 5,000 Greeks who live in Tasmania, many have properties in the outer suburbs affected. They, alongside their Australian neighbours are in shock at the complete devastation that has ripped a community apart. Prime Minster Gillard has toured some of the worst effected areas this week, including the smoking shell of the local primary school in Dunally. In Tasmania, more than 130 properties have been destroyed by bushfires, decimating small towns in just hours. Hundreds have been left without transport, food or electricity, and rely on deliveries everyday from aid groups and locals. Mr Fiotakis says the Greek community has been working very closely with local councils and emergency services to do all they can. “Some of our young Greeks have been doing convoys to deliver food to areas that they can’t get to, obviously with police assistance,” he mentions. The community has even given emergency services the use of their hall, which has been used as a refuge centre since last Friday. But the good will of many people might have gone to waste, with reports looters and thieves stole handbags and fuel when 2000 residents fled the area, leaving their belongings and cars behind. The week has seen some of the worst fire danger days Australia has collectively seen, with most States sweltering through days in the high 30s and mid 40s for almost a week. NSW and Victoria have been battling strong bushfires that have destroyed properties and caused panic in several rural communities. In Victoria, authorities are incensed by the numerous arson attacks around the state, threatening homes and destroying cars. Four fires were lit in an industrial area at Sunshine, across the valley from where a string of fires were deliberately lit at Keilor East. Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board Commander Bob Undy said investigators believe the same group of arsonists is responsible for the attacks. “I don’t know what kicks they get out of it but they have got to live with it if anything goes wrong.” Insurance companies will be closely watched to make sure those affected get their claims processed without hassle. In Tasmania, amazing tales of survival have captured the nation, and pictures relayed globally. A family clinging to a jetty as the sky darkened and embers surrounded them have unknowingly become the face of the Tasmanian bushfires. Tim Holmes, stuck in the water with his wife and five grandchildren said the fire raged around them for three hours along the wooded point. “So everything was on fire and it was just exploding all over the place. Yeah, amazing. Just scorched,” he said. Mr Fiotakis has never seen his state in such turmoil, but is comforted by the fact that sometimes the worst situations bring the best out in people. “It’s been pretty hard the last week,” he says. “Every community comes close in these situations, it’s affected quite a lot”. On the ground, at least 300 firefighters and 2000 volunteer firefighters gave up their time to contain the fires. The Federal Government has activated emergency relief payments for affected residents and the Red Cross has set up a bushfire appeal. To donate, call the Red Cross on 1800 811 700 or visit the website at http://www.redcross.org.au/last_img read more

Lime Approved To Buy Islandcom on Friday

first_img Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Mar 2015 – Magnetic Media today confirmed that on Friday March 13, LIME was approved to acquire the assets of Islandcom as it seeks to regain leadership in the market. LIME’s CEO of the Northern Caribbean Cluster, Jan Remmelg made the announcement on February 26th at the LIME Headquarter Office in Provo; at that time the application had not yet been filed at the Telecommunications Commission. Now the Commission confirms that it not only received and considered the application for acquisition; but with a determination posted on its website, the Commission has approved it.“The Turks and Caicos Telecommunications Commission (“Commission”) is pleased to inform you that Islandcom’s application for the transfer of its spectrum licence, number ranges under its network licence together with certain other business assets to Cable and Wireless Turks and Caicos Islands Limited (“LIME”) has been approved, subject to compliance with all applicable requirements under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, section 3(c) of the Frequency Management Regulation 2005 which mandates the efficient use of spectrum.”LIME admitted during that media announcement that it is very interested in the LTE license held by Islandcom. Media was not informed of the buying price settled by the two telecoms companies. Related Items:cable and wireless, Islandcom, Jan Remmelg, lime Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’s Recommended for you The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-uplast_img read more

Bahamas Environment Minister Ferreira Addressed 5th UN Global Geospatial Information Management Forum

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Mexico, November 30, 2017 – Mexico City – Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira under the theme, “Implementing The Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Geospatial Technology And Innovation,” addressed the 5th High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, November 28, 2017.Minister Ferreira extended appreciation to the Ministerial segment of the UN-GGIM, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), and various UN Committees of experts for their leadership to foster greater dialogue concerning matters of mutual interest at Global and Regional levels.   He also thanked Dr. Julio A. Santaella and Mr. Stefan Schweinfest for inviting The Bahamas to speak on its experience regarding policy perspectives and the progress we are making nationally to strengthen our Geospatial Information Management Capacity and Spatial Data Infrastructure to support informed decision making.“Mr. President, within the wider context of implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The Bahamas continues to maintain relations with the United Nations through its participation in several UN Fora on a number of fronts including Gender Equality, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, Disaster Management, Resource Management (Land & Marine), as well as other programs stipulated in the Millennium Development Goals,” said Minister Ferreira.“In 2014, The Bahamas enacted ‘The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure Act’.   This is intended to strengthen the capacity of our technical arm, The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre, to meet its national mandate to effect the practical and efficient use of geospatial technologies.”Minister Ferreira added that it is the Bahamas Government’s intent to continue to build on our Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Program to support sound decision making in multiple sectors.   He emphasized the fact that BNGIS will require more resources to keep up with changing technologies and the Bahamian Government’s continued commitment to matters related to the UN-GGIM Secretariat and the UN-GGIM Americas Caribbean Project.“Mr. President, The Bahamas’ application of this technology has been utilized in areas of national importance such as, but not limited to, Utility Management, Planning, and National Security.    Additionally, The Bahamas is using Geospatial Technology in our ongoing matters related to the United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea (UNCLOS),” said Minister Ferreira.“The integration of this technology has resulted in The Bahamas’ successful declaration of our Archipelagic Maritime Borders and our lodging, with the UN, a successful median line agreement with our Neighboring State, The Republic of Cuba.   Geospatial technologies will continue to play a vital role in our ongoing negotiations with the United States and eventually the Turks and Caicos, and Haiti.”Minister Ferreira explained the benefits of applying Geospatial Technologies as tools for supporting decision making in The Bahamas, even though there’s still more work to be done to make the Spatial Data Infrastructure Program whole.  The  Bahamas Government acknowledges the importance of using this information for its national strategy toward the sustainability of the country’s natural resources.“We have applied the technology in various sectors within the Government, albeit in an ad-hoc manner, resulting in isolated pockets of GIS, Duplication of Effort, Outdated Information with ‘No Standards’, and a lack of Procedures and Protocols for the sharing of information.   With the passage of The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) Act 2014, and the establishment of the Bahamas Geospatial Advisory Council, we will coordinate such activities and develop the necessary standards, procedures, and protocols,” said Minister Ferreira.“In general, the BDSI system and program articulated in the legislation, outlines Spatial Technologies, Policies, and institutional arrangements that facilitate the management, availability of, and access to ‘Spatial Data’.    We do, however, face significant challenges in deploying Geospatial Technologies to support informed decision making.”Minister Ferreira explained to the UN panel that The Bahamas is a system of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with some 17 inhabited islands, and 2,500 rocks and cays, stretching over some 100,000 square miles of ocean.   He said it presents numerous challenges in addressing environmental concerns, which include land, sea, air, and submarine issues, as well as the added hazard of climate change and disaster risk reduction and preparedness.“Facilitating this work in a Spatial Environment is a ‘National Imperative’, in tandem with using a Geospatial Infrastructure to collect and disseminate data.   In the wake of extreme hurricane events that impacted The Bahamas — Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, and Irma — we must place more emphasis in working to mitigate risk factors that may threaten our stability, including better Land Use Planning, to enable Government to use ‘Spatial Data’ to better understand and assess risks.  However, this is costly due to the geographical configuration of The Bahamas,” said Minister Ferreira.“The Bahamas ‘Spatial Data’ Infrastructure is crucial, and we recognize that out-of-date, incomplete and inaccurate information must be improved, in order to allow for informed decision making, based on accurate and reliable data.   This will minimize risk in the management of our Environment, and improve our ability to meet citizen expectations, for a better way of life.”Minister Ferreira categorized how effective SDI works, when considering Global and National requirements, combined to include Governance Reform, Institutional Strengthening of the BNGIS Centre, and Legislative Regulations to govern its operations.“Introducing a comprehensive ‘National Plan of Action for Geospatial Information Implementation’ is required in order to enable a more strategic approach to disaster preparedness; integrated Land Use and Coastal Zone (Land and Marine) Planning and Management; and the Modernization of Public Administration Agencies.“As stipulated in other fora, the most challenging question has been how we set a Global Agenda that enables collective international action, while delivering effective support to national efforts?   Having now initiated more focus participation in UN-GGIM initiatives, that question remains,” said Minister Ferreira.To conclude his address to the body of Global GeoSpatial experts, Minister Ferreira informed them that The Bahamas’ membership in the UN-GGIM initiative is a true indicator of the Government’s commitment to the UN’s processes, and meeting the expectations of Bahamian citizens, when applying Geospatial Technologies to improve the Bahamian way of life, while meeting the country’s sustainable goals.“We look forward to our continued participation, as the BNGIS Centre, as the Government’s Focal Point, and as the Technical Administrator of the the Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure system and programme, as expected,” said Minister Ferreira.center_img By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo caption:  Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira delivers his address to the 5th High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, November 28, 2017.(BIS Photos/Gena Gibbs)last_img read more

Watch Pokemons Tokyo announcement livestream

first_img Nintendo shows latest Pokemon game, Sword and Shield Could the Poke Ball and the Great Ball in the teaser image offer a clue? Probably not. Pokemon Company/Screenshot by CNET Editors’ Note, May 29, 2019: The Pokemon Company revealed a bunch of new games, including Pokemon Sleep, during Tuesday’s press conference.You might want to Dig your way to Tokyo on Tuesday for the Pokemon Company’s press conference.Failing that, you can watch the livestream of the event at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST/11 a.m. AEST). It’s embedded below.Watch live video from Pokemon on www.twitch.tv”The press conference is expected to cover a number of topics of interest to Pokemon fans,” the company said in a statement, which basically tells us nothing.Since Pokemon is a massive, sprawling franchise, we don’t know if these topics include the games, movies, anime or merchandise. However, we’re unlikely to get any new details about upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield — those Nintendo Switch games are getting their own Pokemon Direct announcement on June 4. Tags 0 We know Japanese developer DeNA plans to launch a new mobile Pokemon game in the coming months, separate from Pokemon Go and Pokemon Rumble Rush . The company might also reveal Rumble Rush’s iOS release. (It’s currently only on Android devices.) The coolest Pokemon collectibles 2:13center_img Now playing: Watch this: 19 Photos Post a comment Share your voice Video Games Culture TV and Movieslast_img read more

Judge Allows 22 DACA Recipients To Be Defendants In Lawsuit Filed By

first_img Share Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APSupporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2017.The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) announced Tuesday that federal judge Andrew Hanen has allowed 22 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to be defendants in the lawsuit the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed this month with the goal of ending the Obama-era program.Through MALDEF, the 22 DACA recipients had filed what is called a motion for intervention so that they could be defendants. Their argument was that, given the opposition the Trump Administration has against DACA, the federal government officials who are listed as defendants wouldn’t represent them adequately.The Trump Administration announced in September 2017 its intention to end DACA, but now the problem is the subject of ongoing litigation.Since it was created in the summer of 2012, DACA has protected from deportation hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors.Thomas Saenz, MALDEF’s president and general counsel, commented in a news release about the authorization granted by Judge Hanen, who works in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.For Saenz, the fact that the 22 DACA recipients are able to intervene in the litigation as defendants “ensures that this case will not go forward as a sweetheart arrangement between non-adversaries who agree with each other on almost every relevant issue.”last_img read more

The Punisher Season 2 Is Coming to Netflix on Jan 18

first_imgStay on target What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Frank Castle is back for Season 2 of The Punisher, which will hit Netflix on Jan. 18.On Thursday, Netflix debuted Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 date announcement on YouTube. The video description says, “He isn’t the one who dies. He’s the one that does the killing.” The TV series, which is based on the story of the Punisher, a comic book character created by writer Gerry Conway and artists Ross Andru and John Romita Sr., follows Frank Castle, an ex-Marine-turned-vigilante who seeks revenge after his family is killed.The Season 2 trailer starts off with Castle saying, “Someone told me once, life is just trying not to be lonely. It’s like a bomb went off inside my mind, scattering all the pieces.” Castle then explains there’s a dark shadow following him, and how he has to fight an internal conflict to achieve satisfaction. There aren’t many plot hints here, except that Castle will take on the role of  “the Punisher” again.Fans will have to wait a few more weeks to find out what will happen to Castle in Season 2. Stream Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix here.More on Geek.com:Netflix Urges People to Stop Doing the ‘Bird Box’ ChallengeNetflix Permanently Removes iTunes Billing for New CustomersNetflix’s ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Trailer Is a Creepy Mind Triplast_img read more