Cong. worker murdered in Ghatkopar, party cries foul

first_imgMumbai: A 45-year-old Congress worker was allegedly murdered at Asalfa in Ghatkopar on Monday morning. While the Congress has called it a political murder and an attack on democracy, the Saki Naka police believe the victim was killed in a road rage incident. Manoj Dubey used to stay with his family in Shivaji Nagar of Asalfa. Dubey, the police said, was found in a severely injured condition near Asalfa Metro station around 1.30 a.m., and was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital, where he died during treatment. After Dubey was identified based on some documents on his person, the police contacted his family.“Dubey’s family told us that he had got into an argument on Facebook after he put up a status saying the next government would be formed by the Congress, which attracted the ire of some local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. On Sunday evening, Dubey and a BJP functionary came to the police station and Dubey registered a non-cognisable complaint against the people threatening him. To the best of our knowledge, the matter ended there,” an officer at Saki Naka police station said. Inquiries established that Dubey left his residence after midnight on Sunday to meet someone, and got involved in an accident. “We have found eyewitnesses who saw Dubey drive on the wrong side of the road and hit another car, after which an argument ensued between Dubey and the car owner. Dubey’s murder seems to have occurred during this argument, although we are verifying whether the people threatening him could be behind it,” the officer said. Meanwhile, calling it a murder of democracy, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said the BJP has brought in a new tactic of eliminating political rivals by murdering them. “This is not only the murder of a Congress worker but that of democracy. Our nation follows the tradition of discussion over differing views. Goons of the BJP murdered Dubey over his Facebook post,” Mr. Chavan said. Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam slammed the BJP and demanded action against its party workers involved in the crime. Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said the murder of the Congress activist merely over a Facebook post is absolutely shameful. “Is this State run by the law or goons?” he asked. BJP denies allegationReacting to the allegation, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar said the government is doing its duty and an FIR has been filed against the accused. “None of them are BJP office-bearers. Above all, the police are investigating. Merely an allegation by the Congress does not prove anything. The law will take its own course,” Mr. Shelar said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone X) N.D. Reddy said, “An FIR of murder against unknown persons under the IPC has been registered, and several suspects are being questioned.”last_img read more

Namajunas snatches 115-pound title at UFC 217

first_imgThe referee stops the fight, after which Rose Namajunas celebrates a win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, at UFC 217. APNEW YORK — Rose Namajunas took the 115-pound championship away from undefeated Joanna Jedrejczyk with a dominant performance at UFC 217.Namajunas connected with a left in the first round and pounced once Jedrejczyk (14-1) hit the canvas on Saturday night. Namajunas pounded away at the fallen champ as the Madison Square Garden crowd went absolutely wild for a fighter that had been soundly booed during her entrance.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Wilder knocks out Stiverne in 1st round Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes PLAY LIST 01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Namajunas (17-3) ended Jedrejczyk’s bid at matching Ronda Rousey’s women’s record with six straight title defenses.Namajunas choked back tears as UFC President Dana White slapped the strawweight championship belt over her shoulder. She was drowned out by the roars as she spoke about what the championship meant to her inside the octagon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Just confidence, conditioning, composure, content that I’m the champion,” she said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

‘Premier closer’ Castro comes through for Gilas

first_imgLATEST STORIES Reyes said the risk of missing Castro in the last game against Australia paid off with this superb showing in the clutch.“We rested him the last game to make sure he was ready for tonight because he’s our premier closer,” the mentor said. “And he came through tonight.” The veteran national team playmaker sanm the game-clinching floater with 10.6 seconds to spare, securing the Philippines’ third win in four games.“That’s why we have Jayson,” said coach Chot Reyes. “That’s why we made sure Jayson is in this lineup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro missed the Australia game last Thursday due to an ankle sprain, but made sure everyone remembered why he was named the best point guard in Asia twice.He saved his best for last and came alive in the second half, where he scored all of his eight points and none bigger than the game-sealing baskets in the waning seconds. Castro returns, rescues Gilas Pilipinas in close win over Japan AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the end, Gilas Pilipinas knew where to go when it mattered the most.Jayson Castro once again saved the day for Gilas Pilipinas in a 89-84 victory over Japan Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving View commentslast_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

INTRODUCING THE RESIDENTS OF THE 2018 CBC ACTORS CONSERVATORY

first_imgDaniel Jun is a Korean-Canadian storyteller with an eclectic track record. He was born in Taiwan and grew up in China, New Zealand, Korea and Canada. In addition to being a dedicated actor, he is also a former Marine sergeant, a professional street dancer, a McGill alumnus, and an avid shower singer. Jun has worked with Cirque du Soleil and Tangente, and his recent screen credits includeDesignated Survivor, The Hummingbird Project and the lead in the indie feature Stand Up Man. ARAYA MENGESHACharacter Araya is inspired by: “I watched The Mask a million times. A guy with a green face became anyone he wanted, saved the day and he got the girl.” Advertisement Get to know our 2018/19 CBC Actors Conservatory residents below. We asked the incoming residents what character from a notable film or TV show has inspired them and why. Read their answers and bios:ANNIE BRIGGSCharacter Annie is inspired by: “Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker). I find myself attracted to characters that ignite a polarized response in me. I fell in love with her violent relentlessness, layered with surprising humour. And those spectacles!” Araya Mengesha is a Toronto born and raised actor. Mengesha’s stage credits include Breath of Kings(Prince Hal/Henry V) and Rice Boy for the Stratford Festival, as well as War Horse and The Lion King(Young Simba) for Mirvish Productions. His screen credits include recurring roles on TV series Anne with an E, Shoot The Messenger, Hemlock Grove and Rogue, as well as appearances in Man Seeking Woman,Saving Hope and Mystery Hunters, and films Run This Town(upcoming), Jean of the Joneses, Cul de Sac and Nurse.Fighter.Boy. Mengesha is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. We’re gearing up for the 10 th year of the CBC Actors Conservatory, Canada’s only full-time comprehensive professional onscreen acting program. The conservatory is renowned for offering a transformative artistic experience that strengthens the performers’ instrument, builds their professional and creative skill sets, and empowers them to navigate career and marketplace opportunities.The Actors Conservatory now boasts an impressive 74 alumni – alumni who are recognized industry-wide, in Canada and abroad, for their unique and exciting talent. Alumni who have landed lead roles on a range of hit TV series in a variety of genres (like Annie Murphy on Schitt’s Creek, Giacomo Gianniotti on Grey’s Anatomy, Emily Coutts and Patrick Kwok-Choon on Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Paxton-Beesley on Pure, Emmanuel Kabongo on Frankie Drake Mysteries, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs on American Godsand the list goes on …) and roles in hit feature films (like Canadian Screen Award-winning actor Nabil Rajo for his performance in Boost, and Erin Carter and Grace Glowicki in Suck it Up). Actors Conservatory alumni are garnering international industry attention (like Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs making The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 list of Canada’s Rising Stars: 15 Breakouts Making an Impact in Hollywood), are creating exciting content, and are enriching the global entertainment landscape. Alumni of the conservatory have inspired tremendous interest in this program – the work they are doing and their long list of successes are the best tools for recruiting future residents!And now, we are thrilled to welcome eight talented actors into this year’s program. The Canadian talent pool is deep and strong – as a result, our selection process was harder than ever. As Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer, explains, “The CBC Actors Conservatory continues to attract wonderful actors that reflect an exciting range of backgrounds and experiences, stemming from theatre, dance, musical theatre, improv, comedy, TV, film and yes – even Cirque du Soleil! This year’s actors have much to offer our community and our creative industries; we’re delighted to have them join our program and we can’t wait to see them get to work!” NICKI WHITELYCharacter Nicki is inspired by: “Christine Baskets on FX’s series Baskets is the most heartwarming, heartbreaking, hilarious character I’ve ever seen. She is so genuine – the comedy never feels scripted.” Brandon McKnight is a Jamaican-Canadian actor who had his feature film debut in the Academy Award-winning film The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro). His other notable credits include the hit comedy series Kim’s Convenience (CBC), the upcoming feature film I’ll Take Your Dead (Chad Archibald), opposite Aidan Devine, Arri Millen and Jessica Salgueiro. Most recently, McKnight finished shooting Nose to Tail (Jesse Zigelstein), alongside Aaron Abrams. VIVIEN ENDICOTT-DOUGLASCharacter Vivien is inspired by: “Maria in The Sound of Music is an inspiration. I mean she sings whenever she has feelings about anything. Brilliant.” BRANDON MCKNIGHTCharacter Brandon is inspired by: “Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood – the first time I saw what work and commitment looked like.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment ERIC HICKSCharacter Eric is inspired by: “Joker in The Dark Knight makes me question the dimensions of complexity possible in character work and has me itching to get innovative.” MICHELLE MCLEODCharacter Michelle is inspired by: “Harriet. M. Welsch from Harriet the Spy inspires me to be intrigued by perspective. She also inspires me to dance to James Brown in a potato costume.” Michelle McLeod is a Toronto-based actor and comedian and a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Theatre Program, Humber College’s Acting for Film and Television Program and the Second City Conservatory Program in Toronto. McLeod’s credits include the lead role in Pat Mills’ Don’t Talk to Irene(TIFF 2017; 2018 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Feature Film), Angry Angel, They Eat Your Teeth, and most recently, the feature film Natalie. Originally hailing from Halifax, NS, Annie Briggs is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. Her select screen credits include Murdoch Mysteries, Before The Dark: Digital (Shaftesbury), Dark Matter (SyFy), Couple-ish (Square Balloon) and Luvvie (short). Briggs is best known for her work as “Lola Perry/The Dean” in four seasons of the multi-award-winning webseries Carmilla as well as the feature film adaptation, The Carmilla Movie. Most recently, she co-created, wrote and starred in the new Shaftesbury digital series CLAIREvoyant. Briggs has worked with a variety of Canadian theatre companies, including Neptune Theatre, Single Thread Theatre Co., Food for Thought, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Chester Playhouse and Shakespeare by the Sea. Login/Register With: DANIEL JUNCharacter Daniel is inspired by: “The Terminator (Terminator 2). If ever I get slowly lowered into a pool of molten steel, I’m going down with my thumbs up. And screaming.” Nicki Whitely is a Toronto-based actor who became an ACTRA member at the age of 11. Her television credits include Workin’ Mom’s (CBC), Conviction (ABC)and a recurring role on The Strain (FX). Whitely is especially proud of her role in the TV movie Betty and Coretta (Lifetime), where she played Attalah Shabazz, the eldest daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcom X.Her training includes classes at Neptune Theatre School in Halifax, NS. Twitter Vivien Endicott-Douglas is best known for her work on stage with many of Toronto’s foremost theatre companies. She was recently nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in Nightwood Theatre’s production Lo or Dear Mr. Wells.Endicott-Douglas has starred and guest starred in several films and television series, including Hemlock Grove, Copper, Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue and The Line, and was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance for her work in the feature film The Shape of Rex. Eric Hicks is a Saskatchewan born actor who starred in more than 30 short and independent films before joining ACTRA in 2015. His credits include Quantico(ABC), The Strain (FX), Reign (CW) and a recurring role on all three seasons of the multi-award-winning detective series Cardinal (CTV/eOne). Most recently, Hicks landed the recurring role of Detective Ken Tucker on Season 2 of Bad Blood (CityTV). Advertisement Facebook These eight residents will start at the CFC on Monday, July 16, 2018. Stay tuned for more updates on their activities throughout the six-month program.Want to learn more about the CBC Actors Conservatory? CLICK HERE for more information.By Cory Angeletti-Szasz | CFClast_img read more