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first_imgHeading out of the city? Try these places.Delhi MacacaThe mood of this recently opened restaurant is peppy and energetic-in keeping with the cheerful decor done up in shades of red, green and hot pink. The music is an interesting mix of retro and lounge. When here, one can choose from,Heading out of the city? Try these places.DelhiMacacaThe mood of this recently opened restaurant is peppy and energetic-in keeping with the cheerful decor done up in shades of red, green and hot pink. The music is an interesting mix of retro and lounge. When here, one can choose from American classics, Mediterranean and European preparations, as well as Indian dishes with a modern twist. Take your pick from their sumptuous selection of grilled fish, parmesan chicken steak, fillet mignon and mushroom steaks. Save some room for dessert-there are walnut brownies and Mexican chocolate sizzlers to choose from.Average meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes.At: J 4-5, First Floor, Sector 18, Noida.Tel: 0120 49422222.Coffee WorldAn ideal joint for a great cuppa, Coffee World, a high-quality coffee outlet has opened its fourth outlet in the city. Unlike other coffee joints, Coffee World does not only serve the traditional variations of coffee-based drinks but also has delightful bites like Belgian waffles on offer. The waffles are always prepared fresh for every customer and are served with honey and strawberry syrup. The decor here is a mixture of grey and black walls with contemporary furniture, making the place cosy and private-ideal for a cup of coffee and a quick snack. Other picks from their menu would include the smoked chicken and pepper sandwich as well as the Mexican fajita wrap (a great option for vegetarians).Average meal for two: Rs 600 plus taxes.At: K 79, Lajpat Nagar II.Tel: 011 41048800.KolkataBaan ThaiFor an authentic taste of Thailand in aplush setting, Baan Thai at Oberoi Grand is one of the best options todine at in Kolkata. Right from the waiters in traditional Thai attirewho greet all guests with folded palms and a sawasdee kaa to the selectkhung tok (low seating) tables to the ample Thai figurines positionedacross this 54 cover restaurant inside the Grand Dame of Chowringhee, it all comes together to recreate a truly Thai experience. SatayKai, grilled chicken skewers served with peanut sauce, spicy lemongrassflavoured tom yum soup and som tam salad rustled with raw papaya andpeanuts are some of the recommended starters here. For maincourse, pick from the strongly spiced green and red curries or the PhaeMassaman, a lamb curry with peanuts. Known for their innovations, thelatest in line has been the vegetarian menu, in which even the Thaicurry paste that includes shrimp paste had to be done away with.Average meal for two: Rs 2,500 plus taxes.At: Oberoi Grand, 15 JL Nehru Road.Tel: 033 22492323.advertisementMachchanMachaan is the city’s only jungle-themed restaurant and behind its glass doors is a replica of a wildlife park replete with life-size figures of a baby elephant that trumpets intermittently, a giraffe, a monkey, a snake and a flock of birds chirping from various corners. The dimly lit interiors are laid out with artificial greenery and the wooden tables with uneven edges and the leaf-shaped backrests for the chairs only add to the experience. The menu is North Indian all the way. Try the soft lentils of dal Machaan, the baby potatoes of bhatti ka aloo, the succulent fish of ajwaini tandoori bekti and the pickle-spiced jumbo prawns of ambi ka jhinga with an olive chili naan. Fine touches in keeping with the theme of the restaurant are the leopard-print shirts that the waiters sport and the cutlery items with their handles resembling forked branches of trees.Average meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes.At: Mani Square Mall, 4th Floor, 164/1 Maniktala Main Road, EM Bypass.Tel: 033 65364680.Bangalore100 Ft.100 ft. was one of the first shops in Bangalore to introduce the concept of a boutique alongside a restaurant when it first opened in 2001. In the decade since their opening, both the boutique and the restaurant have managed to develop loyal clienteles of their own. While the restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean fare, the store stocks unusual products and accessories sourced from all over the country. The decor does not follow a traditional layout, but resembles that of a lived-in house.The merchandise is displayed in various nooks and crannies, on walls or casually propped on shelves and window sills. In fact the clothes and jewellery are placed in the bedroom in such a manner that it looks like you have accidentally stumbled into someone’s stylish personal space.Cost: Rs 200 onwards for coasters to Rs 1,500 onward for home decor pieces.At: 777/1, 100ft. Road, Indira Nagar, Bangalore.Tel: 080 25277752; 100ft.inThe Orange BicycleA one-stop shop for all things quirky, kitschy and colourful, The Orange Bicycle is the place to let your wild side free. A bungalow that has been converted into a shop, the place has a laid back feel to it and is highly conducive for lazy browsing through the quirky collections for hours.On offer here are jewellery, bags, clothes, shoes and soft furnishings among other knick knacks like stationary and fridge magnets. Selections here include serving trays with fun messages printed on them, large beaded lights in bright orange and fuchsia and old-style trunks made new with a fresh coat of paint and funky designs.Cost: Rs 100 for a magnet.At: 3353, 5th Cross 12th A Main Hall, 2nd Stage Indira Nagar, Bangalore.Tel: 080 41255242.advertisementLe CristaalLe Cristaal is Bangalore’s hip new joint for great continental cuisine. This chic all-day deli has been designed to look like a Parisian cafe with dramatic red floors, stark black high gloss furniture and decals of chandeliers on the walls. Stop by in the morning for a sumptuous breakfast comprising eggs, pancakes and waffles served with maple syrup, honey and fresh fruits. For lunch or dinner, we recommend you try the penne arrabbiata, spinach ricotta ravioli or seafood risotto with saffron and roasted bell peppers.Average meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes.At: 36, Vittal Malaya, Bangalore.Tel: 080 41462747.PsybabasFor all things psychedelic and trippy, head down to Psybaba. Set up to resemble a Goan flea market, this shop is a repository of vibrant and colourful products and accessories. There are so many goodies on offer here that they are stacked all the way up to the ceiling! Psybaba is a haven for backpackers, tourists and even locals who are looking for something different. There are large oversized multicoloured pants that are super comfortable, junk jewellery, leather wallets, and among the hot sellers are organic perfumes whose fragrance closely matches many designer ones.Cost: Rs 20 onwards for a pair of earrings.At: 41/2, Castle Street, Ashok Nagar Bangalore.Tel: 09886527782.PuneOut of the BlueThe famous Mumbai restaurant Out of the Blue, has recently opened an outlet in Pune. If in the mood for a creamy cheese fondue, risottos or pastas, head to OOTB. The pastas in a variety of sauces and DIY sizzlers remain the highlights. End your meal in true OOTB style, with some delectable cheesecake and chocolate pastries. Like its Mumbai outlets, the new OOTB will also host events like bazaar nights. Housed in the ESquare mall at the lobby level, the restaurant, however, doesn’t have the lazy charm of its original Mumbai outlet.Average meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes.At: E Square Mall, Ganeshkhind Road.Tel: 020 66044247.FlambosFlambo’s is the newly opened restaurant by Anita Lazar that promises a Latin-European feast! So, expect great cuisine from Brazil, Italy and Portugal along with some French and Spanish delicacies thrown in. The kitchen and menu are designed by celebrity chef Christopher Salim Agha Bee, the man behind Sublime in Goa and The Sunset Ashram in Ibiza. In keeping with its Brazilian leanings, it has free range meats and well-done steaks, with the Steak with Blue Cheese being a hot seller. Make sure you don’t miss the wasabi prawns, rosemary lamb chops and the Californian filo pastry.Average meal for two: Rs 1,600 plus taxes.At: G 4 Metropole, Near INOX, Camp, Bund Garden Road.Tel: 67265806.HyderabadadvertisementBidriThe dimly lit short passage that leads to Bidri aims to prepare you for the sensory delights that lie ahead. You see inspirations from the traditional craft of Bidri, a silver inlay work, native to the region of the same name in Karnataka, adorning the restaurant all over. Recently revamped, the restaurant known for its Hyderabadi cuisine now includes not just local delicacies but also Mughlai cuisine treats. So whether it’s finely prepared roganjosh in Kashmiri style or the kachche gosht ki biryani from Hyderabad, a meal here promises to be a mouthwatering experience.Average meal for two: Rs 2,500.At: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road.Tel: 040 27522577.KanganA far cry from the typical Indian restaurant, Kangan is where you will find a stylish blend of the traditional and contemporary. The many rows of bangles catch your eye as soon as you enter the eating joint which has anotherwise simple, no-frills decor. Dishes like galwati kebab (clove smoked patties with caramelised onion pate straight from the kitchen of the Lucknowi Nawabs), nalli roganjosh tempered with Kashmiri chili, safed murgh ka salan cooked with sesame seeds, almonds and coconut gravy are show stoppers here. A plate of kulfi or angoori rasmalai are good ways to wrap up your meal.The service is efficient and hospitable. You can even get a few bangles made for yourself by the lacquer bangle artisan who’ll be more than happy to indulge you.Average meal for two: Rs 2,200 plus taxes.At: Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, Madhapur.Tel: 040 67676767.ChennaiSky Lounge BarIf you’re jaded by the usual clubbing scene in the city with predictable music and crowded bars, then the High at The Raintree, Anna Salai, could be your much needed respite. The view of the cityscape from this eleven floor-high sky lounge is breathtaking, with many city landmarks such as the newly built State Secretariat glimmering against the night sky. Try their cocktails such as the High Kaffir Lime Martinia signature drink with a confluence of premium vodka, kafir lime leaf, lemon juice and sugar syrup, besides international classics like Manhattan, Rob Roy and Bloody Mary while here. If you’re feeling peckish, we suggest you try their mezze platter with pita, lavash, hummus, muhammarah and tabouleh or paprika spiced fish fingers with tartar sauce.Average meal for two: Rs 2,000 plus taxes.At: The Raintree Hotel, 636, Anna Salai.Tel: 28309999.last_img read more

Navotas nears playoff berth

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Navotas’ victory also formally knocked Mandaluyong out of playoff contention as the El Tigre absorbed a 60-76 defeat to the San Juan Knights in the first game.The Knights leaned on John Wilson’s all-around performance of 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals to whip a Mandaluyong squad that has shown little fight after a 5-0 start. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants P3.5-billion sports training center rising in Pangasinan Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Jai Reyes exploded for a career-best 33 points as Navotas pulled the rug from under Manila, 96-92, to close in on a playoff spot in the North division of the MPBL Datu Cup at San Andres Sports Complex.The former Ateneo star, who transferred from Laguna early in the season, hit seven triples before wrapping up the victory with two free throws with 12 seconds remaining as the Clutch secured their 11th win in 23 games for sixth spot.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentslast_img read more

Utley’s Slide Suspension Lifted

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley says he is relieved Major League Baseball rescinded his two-game suspension for a slide in last year’s NL playoffs that left New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken leg.Utley said Joe Torre, MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, told him a few weeks ago that the penalty had been withdrawn.“I think it’s a relief for everybody,” Utley said March 7. “We can put this behind us and focus on baseball.”Torre imposed the penalty Oct. 11, a day after Tejada was injured by the takeout slide at second base.According to Utley, Torre told him the slide was similar to others he reviewed. “There were no penalties then,” Utley said, “so, they rescinded the suspension.”MLB recently changed the rule on such rolling block slides. Utley expressed regret that Tejada was hurt.“I can’t say enough about how terrible I feel at what happened to Ruben,” he said “I had no intent to hurt him whatsoever. Anybody who thinks I did, they’re completely wrong. I’m happy to hear he’s healthy and in camp. Nobody is happier about that than me.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Flipkart Big Billion Days sale: Best deals on Moto, Honor, Samsung smartphones

first_imgLike every year Flipkart this year is also holding its annual online sale called the Big Billion Days. The company has partnered with celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan and Virat Kohli to promote the sale this year. The Big Billion Days sale starts from October 10 and will last until October 14, 2018.The first day of sale will have offers and discounts on Fashion, TVs & Appliances, Home & Furniture, Beauty, Sports, Toys, Books, Smart Devices, Personal Care Appliances and similar categories. The second day of the sale i.e. October 11 will see deals and offers on Mobiles and Electronic Devices & Accessories. The last two days of the sale will have offers and discounts across all categories.Flipkart will offer payment options like the no cost EMI, exchange offer, credit and debit cards, and not to forget the recent launched Cardless Credit that will give buyers the instant credit of up to Rs 60,000. Flipkart says the process to apply for an instant credit takes just 60 seconds, and instant access to credit line (upto Rs 60,000) is based on customer behaviour on Flipkart.Ahead of the sale, Flipkart has revealed some of the offers that it will have during the sale. Smartphones from top brands like Samsung, Motorola, Honor and Sony will be available on offer during the sale. Here are some of the top smartphone deals you can consider during the Big Billion Days sale.Samsung phone deals: Samsung Galaxy S8, the 2018 flagship phone from Samsung, will see a big price cut during the sale. Flipkart will give a discount of Rs 16,000 on the phone’s price bring it down from Rs 45,990 to Rs 29,990. The Galaxy On6 will sell at Rs 11,990 while the Galaxy On Nxt will be available at Rs 9,990 instead of Rs 17,900. The J3 Pro will sell at Rs 6,190 instead of Rs 8,490. The reduced price of Galaxy On8 has not been revealed yet. It will be revealed on October 8.advertisementHonor phone deals: Almost all of the new Honor phones are going to be a part of the Flipkart sale. Flipkart calls the Honor 9N deal as its “Superstar offer.” The company is giving a discount of Rs 4000 on the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 3000 off for the 4GB RAM variant of Honor 9N. This brings down the prices to Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. The octa-core processor and dual camera phone Honor 7A will sell at Rs 7,999.The Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9i will sell at prices of Rs 19,999 and Rs 12,999 respectively. The Honor 9 Lite with four cameras will be available at Rs 11,999 instead of Rs 16,999. There’s also an exchange offer up to Rs 3,000. The Honor 7S will be available at Rs 6,499.Not just the budget phones, Flipkart is also giving discount on the flagship phone Honor 10. It will sell at Rs 24,999 instead Rs 35,999.Motorola phone deals: Moto brand lovers can find some exciting deals during the sale period. Flipkart has revealed that the Moto Z2 Play with GB RAM and 64GB storage which originally costs Rs 27,999 will sell at a discounted price of Rs 9,999. The discount is huge. The Moto Z2 Force is the next in line to receive the big discount. The phone will sell at Rs 17,499 instead of the actual price of Rs 34,999. The Moto X4 will be available at a price of Rs 10,999 instead of Rs 20,999.Sony phone, Panasonic, Yu, Lenovo, and Intex phone deals: The Sony Xperia R1 Dual smartphone with Snapdragon 430 will sell at Rs 6,990 instead of Rs 9,990.The Panasonic P91 with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage will sell at Rs 2,999 instead of Rs 7,999.The Yu Ace can be bought at Rs 5,499 instead of Rs 7,999 during the sale. The Intex Indie is priced at Rs 3,999 during the sale. The Oppo A71 with 13MP rear camera is listed at Rs 6,990.New launches: The Realme C1 with 6GB RAM and 16 GB storage will go on sale on October 11. The device will cost Rs 6,999. The Nokia 5.1 Plus will also go on sale same day. It will cost Rs 10,999 to the buyers.ALSO READ: Flipkart will offer big discounts on these smartphones during Big Billion sale starting Oct 10last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid maintain watching brief for Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid maintain watching brief for Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabiaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are maintaining a watching brief on Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia.The former Castilla star is under consideration at Real as a 2019 signing, says AS.With 18 months left on his current deal, Sevilla find themselves in the position of needing to sell this year if they wish to make money from Sarabia’s departure.The 26 year-old’s deal carries an affordable €18m buyout clause.At Real, they see Sarabia as a natural successor for veteran midfield schemer Luka Modric – or as a replacement for Isco.And thanks to his time at Real, there would be a smooth transition as he is good friends with Dani Carvajal and Nacho. last_img read more

Stars Join Forces In First USProduced Benefit Album For Gaza Relief

first_imgA diverse group of famed musicians including Peter Gabriel, The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Rick Allen of Def Leppard, System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian and Grammy Award-winning opera singer Sasha Cooke, have come together for a first-of-its-kind benefit album to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza.Produced by Project Peace On Earth (PPOE), the album features 26 powerful musical tracks of healing and peace.Peter Gabriel says of his decision to participate: “Although I am sure both the Palestinian and Israeli people would benefit enormously from a just and fair two-state agreement based around the ’67 borders, we have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long, especially in Gaza. Meanwhile their long held land is repeatedly stolen by force for illegal settlements. I am not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic; I am anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation.“There is clearly a growing movement around the world willing to speak out, including my own country’s Parliament. I am happy to be one of these voices now asking the Israeli government, ‘Where is that two state solution you have so long said you wanted?’ and more simply, saying, ‘Enough.’”Serj Tankian adds that “helping to rebuild the lives of Palestinians in Gaza is a necessary and noble worldwide humanitarian prerogative that we must not shy away from. It’s the least we can do for a people that have suffered under an occupation, embargo, and invasion.”Steve Robertson, PPOE founder and Executive Producer of the album, has conducted several awareness-raising peace projects in Palestine. He says that 2 Unite All was inspired by a report he saw about a young Palestinian girl who was in a coma from the bombing. “The doctors weren’t sure if she would survive, but said if she did regain consciousness, she would learn that her mother, father and sister had all been killed,” says Robertson. “My tears wouldn’t stop and I said to myself, ’That’s enough. I have to do something now and offer some sort of healing support to the people of Gaza and this Middle East crisis.’”Robertson called on acclaimed Indian composer Ricky Kej to produce the album, and he immediately accepted. “I just knew how important it was for me, and all people, to help bring awareness and an end to the suffering of the people of the Holy Land,” Kej says.With over 2,100 people dead, more than 3,000 children injured, and over 370,000 Palestinian children in Gaza left traumatized after this summer’s assault, 2 Unite All proceeds will go directly to support the surgical and medical teams of {“Palestine Children’s Relief Fund} (PCRF) and the vital psychological counseling supported by UNRWA USA. PPOE will also lead a PTSD therapy effort with renowned psychotherapist Dr. Edward Tick and continue its peace initiatives in the Holy Land.“Our music may not be able to rebuild homes nor bring back victims of violence, but at least it can soften hearts,” says Stewart Copeland. “Hard hearts allow violence in the Holy Land and softening up allows persuasion. Even the most flinty realpolitik analysis shows that ‘Kumbaya’ is more credible than ‘They Must Go.’”Rick Allen of Def Leppard says, “Our world is finally focusing on resolving this conflict. Too many lives have been lost and too many innocent children and families remain perilously injured.” Lauren Monroe, Allen’s wife and songwriting partner, adds, “The beautiful people of Palestine require the world’s immediate medical support. Contributing a song to help bring necessary healing and resources to Gaza was the least Rick and I could do.” Allen concludes, “I’m encouraging all Def Leppard fans to buy a copy of 2 Unite All and support this cause.”The 2 Unite All album, which features cover art from renowned illustrator Greg Spalenka and was made possible with the assistance of TuneCore distribution, is available for purchase at read more

Open Door shelter in Montreal moved and so did the issues facing

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsDuring the day, the Open Door shelter is a refuge for many of Montreal’s disproportionately large Indigenous homeless population.Despite being forced to move, the shelter appears to have landed on its feet.“I try to carve every day, but sometimes we run out of stones,” says John Awa, who learned to carve soapstone from his uncle in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.Awa has spent the last 11 years in Montreal – and until recently, much of it living rough on the streets.“I actually got an apartment through the open door housing program,” he told APTN News.Even though the Open Door shelter helped get him his own place, Awa still comes here to work.At the old location, carvers were forced to work outside – now he can work here year round, inside.“This is our carving room, if you look up there is a ventilation up there,” said David Chapman, director of the shelter while giving a tour around the new space.About a week and a half ago, the shelter packed up and moved to its new location.There’s no doubt that the new amenities here are an improvement.There are showers, more than one bathroom, and a walk in fridge.“So we don’t have to deal with the issue of rotting produce anymore,” Chapman said.But as the old saying goes, location is everything.The former location was conveniently located next to Cabot Square – a long time gathering place for many of the city’s vulnerable and homeless Indigenous population.Over the past five years, the area has undergone a gentrification, with renovations, and non-stop condo construction.The Open Door’s old location, a former church, was sold and is up next on the development slate.“When you have 400 million dollar condo developments going up generally there’s some kind of planning behind that,” said Chapman.Despite being a 40 minute walk from its former location, Chapman said that about 50 per cent of its old clientele are coming to the new shelter.And so are the same problems that plagued the old site.“She woke up and he was straddling her, trying to take off her pants had her hands underneath her clothes,” recounted John Tessier, an intervention worker at the shelter who was told this story by an Inuk woman last Thursday.“She was able to fight him off, then he brutally beat her.”The Open Door said that since 2017, 19 Indigenous women have come to them with accounts of sexual assault or rape suffered on the streets.“Of those 19 cases, only one has almost made it to court,” Chapman said. “Only one,” he adds, which is expected to be heard in 2019.Chapman said a big reason for that is many women feel going through the process of speaking to police is not worth it.In February, at the Quebec Inquiry into Indigenous relations with some of the province’s public departments, Chapman testified that police need to do a better job working with vulnerable women on the streets.For one, he said he would like to see police come to the women to gather statements.“Is it all about legal purity? Really? Is that really what it’s all about? You can’t bring audio and video to a space where someone feels comfortable because you’re interested in legal purity? Really? While woman after woman is raped on the street? Get over yourself.”Chapman adds that it’s important to accommodate the women because many of them suffer from addiction problems, and are often  wary of police because they have outstanding tickets.Tessier said that although the police that responded to the recent call were sympathetic, they detained the alleged assailant briefly – and then released him.He said an investigator did not call to take a statement about the incident until four days later.“We had worked it out with station 12, the area where we were last, that if the victim was unwilling to go to the police station then we can have the detective come meet us,” he said.APTN News asked the Montreal Police for details of the case but was told it does not comment on open investigations.According to Chapman, the story has a silver lining – a donor has gifted the victim a ticket back home to her community in read more

RCMP investigating attempted abduction of construction flagger

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The RCMP are looking for the public’s help after two people allegedly tried to abduct a flagger working on Highway 29.On August 4, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., the RCMP were called about the attempted abduction.  The RCMP say a dark blue van with silver striping approached a road flagger on Highway 29 near the Szoo Road at around 9 a.m.  The van came to a stop near the lone female flagger, and a caucasian male opened the van’s rear doors.  The male exited the van and attempted to pull the woman inside.The flagger struggled with the unknown male, who eventually got back in the van and drove off toward Hudson’s Hope. The male appeared to be caucasian, and the victim did not recognize this person. The Fort St. John RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in this area at the time of this incident and may recognize this van, the suspect or have dashcam video footage to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140. Currently, Fort St John RCMP Frontline members are partnering with RCMP members from Hudson Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Grande Prairie in an attempt to identify the suspect or the vehicle in this incident.RCMP members are currently canvassing neighbouring properties to speak with witnesses, or to obtain any video surveillance they may have.Traffic Services members in North District have been made aware and are currently looking for any vehicles that match the description.The van is described as;dark blue with silver stripingchrome on the front grillebarn style rear doorsThe suspect is described as;caucasian maleapproximately 5’9no accent when he spoke“We’re asking for anyone who was in the Charlie Lake area to try to remember if they saw a vehicle matching this description to call the RCMP,” says Sgt Joelle LaChance, A/Operations NCO of the Fort St John RCMP. “Your dashcam footage may be able to help us identify the suspect in this crime”.last_img read more

France: 1 out of 5 Moroccan Immigrants Never Attended School

By Amira El MasaitiRabat – One in five Moroccan immigrants in France has not attended school, according to a survey carried out by the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) on the educational level of immigrants in the French Hexagon.Moroccans immigrating to France who have attended school or higher education there hold fewer degrees than French natives. 19% of Moroccan immigrants never attended school, which is nearly one in five, compared to 1% of those born in France. 19% of Moroccan immigrants have at least a diploma of higher education, compared with the 27% French national average. Senegalese immigrants have the same rate of higher education as that of French natives. Moroccans, Tunisians and Algerian immigrants in France come next, in front of Spanish, Italian, Serbian, Turkish and Portuguese immigrants.The best educated immigrants in France are the British (nearly 50% have a higher education diploma), the Chinese are next with 43%, followed by Belgians, Germans, Romanians and Poles, all of whom have more higher education degrees than the French.  With regards to differences in education rates between France and Morocco, 30% of Moroccan immigrants in France have been at least to primary school, compared to only 15% in Morocco. 20% of Moroccan immigrants have been to university, while only 5% of their compatriots in Morocco have reached higher education.The rate of Moroccan baccalaureate holders or persons with at least a Moroccan higher education diploma amounts to 10% for immigrants in France compared with 5% for those who remained in Morocco. “For most countries, immigrants in France are better educated than the majority of the population of their country of birth,” notes the INED study. read more

US-Morocco Trade Forum: Moroccan Official Calls on Americans to Invest in…

Rabat – The fourth annual US-Morocco Trade Forum wrapped up yesterday in Washington D.C.Moroccan and American business people from the finance and investment industry in both the public and private sectors participated in the event, sharing their experiences to find ways to boost business opportunities in both countries.“Our aim is to interface Europe Africa and America,” said the Secretary of State in charge of investments, Investment, Commerce and Digital Economy, Othman El Ferdaous, who took the stage to talk about how North Africa is relevant to the trade market, presenting impressive statistics regarding Morocco’s ability to maintain quality standards of production. The minister also discussed about Morocco’s industrial policy and the stability of the Moroccan economy, explaining the kingdom’s integration in the European market. El Ferdaous went on to issue a call for increased public and private sector exploration and trade investment in Morocco.The event was chaired by the Moroccan Ambassador in the United States, Lalla Joumala and the US-Africa Business Center President of the US Chamber of Commerce, Scott Eisner.On the sidelines of the forum, three memoranda of understanding (MoU) in the areas of energy efficiency, trade promotion, and financing of innovative project were signed between Moroccan and US partners.Organized by Morocco’s embassy in the U.S. and the U.S. Africa Business Center (USAF BC), the forum strives to identify business opportunities and potential US investments in Morocco in sectors such as energy, industry, and finance. Previous successful forums were held in Dallas, Atlanta, and Seattle. read more

Really really serious hardware vulnerability exposed in majority of computers made in

TORONTO — Technology experts warn a “really, really serious” security vulnerability could affect the majority of computers made in the last decade, but a fix being rushed to users has a downside: it may slow down your machine.Tech news website the Register reported a glitch has been identified with Intel processing chips — found in most computers, including Apple’s Macs — that could cause data to become vulnerable to hackers.While software developers have been covertly working since late last year to address the widespread issue, news of the problem began spreading beyond the development community late Tuesday. Intel’s stock dropped about four per cent on Wednesday while the company’s main competitor AMD saw its stock surge by more than five per cent.Are smart speakers spying on you? Privacy and security fears rise as devices’ popularity grows‘Everyone is hacking into everything’: Companies must focus on managing cyber-attacks, not eliminating them“This is a really, really serious problem,” said Vlado Keselj, a professor of computer science at Dalhousie University.“The good news is I think it’s really hard to exploit this vulnerability. But it could just be a matter of time before someone manages to do that.”In a statement released Wednesday, Intel attempted to downplay worries about the hardware issue, saying it believes hackers “do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data.” The company also said a performance hit from a future software update “should not be significant and will be mitigated over time.”Many details about the technical issue and possible solutions are still unknown. Intel said it had originally planned to disclose more information next week, once software updates were ready, but was compelled to release the statement after the issue began making headlines.An update for the Linux operating system has already been released and has provided some clues to the extent of the problem. But Keselj noted that care was taken to strip developers’ notes and comments out of the update, which typically give some context around the changes that are found in a new software release.“These patches are visible, anyone can open them and see what’s changed but developers removed comments. Without knowing exactly what the vulnerability is, it’s probably hard to exploit it, so it’s happening under the veil of secrecy which is probably good,” Keselj said.“We don’t want somebody to be able to exploit this before updates are made.”Keselj speculated the average user might not notice a dramatic drop in their computer’s performance and even gamers may not suffer a significant slowdown. But businesses that use enterprise software for running database servers could see an appreciable change in performance, which would put pressure on Intel, Keselj said.Prof. Raphael Khoury of the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi said it’s not unusual for major software or hardware vulnerabilities to go undetected for a long time but it’s good Intel is releasing its fix before damage could be done.“Maybe the initial patch will have a substantial slowdown and then in the coming weeks they can take their time to produce a better fix,” Khoury said.“It’s better to initially suffer through this slowdown, at least we’re secure.” read more

Racism on Internet examined by experts meeting at UNs Geneva headquarters

Experts meeting at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva today begin discussions on racism and the Internet and other related issues.During their two-week session, an intergovernmental working group set up to follow-up on decisions made at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban, South Africa.Following their discussions of racism and the Internet, the participants will turn their attention to how well international standards in combating racism complement each other.The second week of the session will focus on a thematic analysis of the issue of globalization and racism. read more

Softball Ohio State opens season 31 over the weekend

OSU then-junior Alex Bayne (2) is welcomed by her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State softball team opened its season with three wins and a loss at the Aggie Classic in College Station, Texas, over the weekend.The Buckeyes came out hot in their season opener, scoring 10 runs on seven hits while senior pitcher Shelby Hursh struck out six batters and allowed just two hits in five shutout innings. Senior infielder Anna Kirk went two-for-two with a home run, while sophomore shortstop Lilli Piper, a transfer from the University of Akron, made her OSU debut by driving in three runs with a triple and a home run.In the second game of the weekend, the Buckeyes fell 9-1 to No. 19 Texas A&M on Saturday, despite scoring the game’s first run thanks to a first-inning home run by senior right fielder Alex Bayne. The Aggies responded immediately, scoring three runs in the first two innings before putting the game out of reach with a five-run third inning.The Buckeyes responded to the loss with a 4-3 walk-off win over Lamar later in the day. Lamar held a 2-0 lead heading into the sixth inning, but OSU rallied, scoring three runs in the sixth thanks to a two-run home run from Bayne and an RBI from junior infielder Ashley Goodwin. Lamar tied the game with a run at the top of the seventh inning, but the Buckeyes got the 4-3 win in extra innings thanks to a walk-off single from Piper that scored Bayne in the bottom of the eighth.In the final game of the weekend, OSU used a late-game rally to topple Central Michigan 5-1 on Sunday. The Buckeyes managed just one run in the first seven innings of the game, but OSU exploded in extra innings, scoring four runs on RBIs from junior outfielder Bailee Sturgeon, sophomore infielder Emily Clark, Kirk and Piper. Hursh closed the game with a scoreless eighth inning.The Buckeyes head to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, next weekend for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge where they have two game against North Carolina and Louisville in a three day span. read more

Sexist advert on Amazon claims women need help assembling trampolines

Newan say that the trampoline is currently out of stock, with advise to customers that it may not become available again. Hey @amazon nice listing #everydaysexism @EverydaySexism >— Lucy Graudus (@lucygraudus) July 16, 2019 The Newan 40 inch mini bouncer is on sale for £9, but is currently out of News The controversy comes only a month after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned adverts featuring “harmful” gender stereotypes that are “likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”.The ban covers content such as men struggling with household chores or girls being portrayed as less academic than boys. But it has only been applied to video clips and images, and not to written instructions such as those featured on the Newan advertisment.An Amazon spokesperson said the listing was by a third party seller and the wording has been removed. Amazon has become embroiled in a sexism row after a trampoline listed for sale included instructions which stated that women should not attempt to install them alone.The description on the Newan 40 inch ‘mini bouncer’, advertised for £95, claims that only men can assemble the fitness item as “the elastic rope part can be tricky”.The product is displayed with an image of a woman carrying out exercises in sportswear and is recommended to be used for workouts for adults and children.It reads: “This fitness rebounder has a relatively simple installation process, but the elastic rope part can be tricky. Not advised for child or woman to install alone, additional assistance from men is preferred.”Scores of customers took to the Amazon Q&A board to vent their anger at the company, arguing that women have the strength to install the trampoline by themselves.One customer wrote: “And why can’t a woman install this alone? Could this company be any more sexist?”Newan replied: “This is not the case. Because installing the elastic rope is more laborious, so we recommend that men install the trampoline first. If the woman can install it, it is more perfect.”It added: “This trampoline can be a bit tricky when installing elastic cord parts, it needs some strength. Although we have a matching tool, it is best to wear gloves when installing the elastic rope, so we recommend men first. If the lady can also install it, it will be even more perfect!” The Newan 40 inch mini bouncer is on sale for £9, but is currently out of stock Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Problèmes de couple Votre taux de sucre pourrait être en cause

first_imgProblèmes de couple ? Votre taux de sucre pourrait être en causeSelon une nouvelle étude américaine, les époux présentant des taux de sucre bas seraient plus agressifs et davantage en colère. Une humeur qui favoriserait les tensions au sein du couple. Quiconque s’est déjà mis au régime pourra vous le confirmer : surveiller son alimentation peut être source de mauvaise humeur. Des études ont ainsi démontré que les régimes pauvres en glucides surtout avaient un impact important sur le moral et sur la régulation de l’humeur. Aujourd’hui, une nouvelle étude va plus loin en établissant un lien entre problèmes de couple et taux de sucre.Publiés dans les Comptes-rendus de l’Académie américaine des sciences, ces travaux suggèrent que des taux de sucre bas seraient une source de tensions dans le couple. “Si vous vous apprêtez à parler d’un sujet potentiellement sensible, assurez-vous que vous n’avez pas faim avant d’avoir cette discussion, parce que les personnes qui ont faim sont souvent plus en colère”, a expliqué le principal auteur de l’étude Brad Bushman, de l’Ohio State University. Expérience sur 107 couples Pour en arriver là, les chercheurs ont mené une étude pendant 21 jours auprès de 107 couples mariés. Chaque participant a dû remplir un questionnaire demandant à quel point il se sentait satisfait par son mariage. Les scientifiques ont également remis à chaque sujet une poupée vaudou représentant son conjoint ainsi que 51 aiguilles. A l’issue de chaque jour, le sujet pouvait planter le nombre d’aiguilles qu’il voulait dans la poupée, en fonction des sentiments qu’il avait ressentis dans la journée. Au cours des 21 jours de l’étude, le taux de glucose sanguin de tous les époux a été étroitement surveillé puis les données obtenues ont été combinées aux précédentes observations. Au final, les chercheurs ont constaté que les personnes ayant les taux les plus bas de glucose avaient planté deux fois plus d’aiguilles dans les poupées que les personnes montrant les plus hauts taux. Le lien entre taux de glycémie et degré de colère persistait même en prenant en compte le fait que le couple se déclare satisfait de cette union.Dans un second temps, les scientifiques ont soumis les sujets à une autre expérience au cours de laquelle ils étaient mis en compétition avec leur conjoint. L’objectif était d’appuyer le plus vite possible sur un bouton dès qu’un carré rouge apparaissait sur l’écran. Le vainqueur de chaque couple avait alors le loisir de soumettre son conjoint placé dans une autre pièce à un bruit très fort, et d’en décider l’intensité et la durée. Moins de sucre, plus de colèreÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En observant les résultats, les chercheurs ont constaté que les personnes avec les taux les plus bas de sucre avaient davantage tendance à soumettre leur partenaire à des sons plus longs et plus forts. En outre, les conjoints qui avaient planté le plus d’aiguilles sur leur poupée étaient ceux qui avaient opté pour les sons les plus longs et les plus forts. Des conclusions qui confirment un lien entre colère, agressivité et taux de sucre dans le sang, d’après les chercheurs.Le glucose est le principal carburant du cerveau, note l’étude, or, le degré de contrôle de soi nécessaire pour maîtriser la colère et des impulsions agressives requiert beaucoup d’énergie. “Le cerveau ne compte que pour 2% de notre poids mais consomme 20% de nos calories”, souligne le professeur Bushman et la colère est “l’émotion la plus difficile à contrôler”. En manque de glucose, une personne serait donc moins apte à maitriser la colère et l’agressivité, favorisant les tensions avec son conjoint.Le 15 avril 2014 à 12:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

VIDEO Watch Antique Fire Engine Parade Held In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association held its 42nd Anniversary Fire Apparatus Parade, Show, & Firematic Flea Market on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This was the first time the event was held in Wilmington.The parade started Kitty’s Restaurant (123 Main Street) in North Reading and traveled through North Reading and Wilmington, ending at the Shriners Auditorium.Watch the parade, which lasts approximately six minutes, below, courtesy of YouTuber Firefighter_1775:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Antique Fire Engines Show On June 22In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Tree plantationprotection is everyones responsibility SP C

first_imgNirmal: Plantation and protection of saplings is everyone’s responsibility, said Superintendent of Police C Shashidhar Raju after participating indoor plantation drive under Haritha Haram at Ananthapur village under Nirmal rural police station limits on Wednesday.Participating as a chief guest, Shashidhar Raju said that scanty rains are due to deforestation. As the TRS government find out the problem for deficit rainfall, launched Haritha Haram programme to protect the environment. He urged the villagers to plant and to protect the saplings planted under Haritha Haram. It’s everyone’s responsibility to give pollution-free environment to the future generations, ensure oxygen to them, he said.Bhainsa DSP Rajesh Balla, Rural Inspector Srinivas Reddy, SI Krishna Kumar, Allola Muralidhar Reddy, Sarpanch Ashok, villagers and others were present.last_img read more

Minister confident of tracing missing teacher others

first_imgAsaduzzaman KhanHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said detectives are working to trace those who have gone missing, reports UNB.The people who have disappeared recently include a Noth South University teacher, Mubashar Hasan, and journalist Utpal Das.The minister expressed his confidence when he was talking to reporters after attending the 4th founding anniversary of the River Police at Mirpur PSC Convention Hall.”Detectives are working to know why people are being disappeared and who are involved in such incidents,” Asaduzzam,an added.He urged all to have patience and mentioned that most of those who had gone missing earlier returned to their families safely.The recent missing incidents of Mubashar Hasan, an assistant professor of School of Humanities and Social Sciences of privately-run North South University, and Utpal Das, a senior reporter of online news portal, have sparked off a countrywide outcry.The home minister said river police have already been able to earn trust of people within a short time despite having many limitations.They have been able to reduce accidents alongside preventing crimes through controlling plying of launches, steamer, boats, trawlers, and illegal bulkhead in the rivers, he said.Among others, inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque and secretary to public safety division of the home ministry Mostafa Kamal Uddin spoke as special guests while DIG of River Police Sheikh Md Maruf Hasan presided over the meeting.last_img read more