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Family of worker compensated, GSHRC told

first_imgPANAJI: State Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma told the Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) on Thursday that a compensation of ₹8,39,680 has been paid to the dependants of welder Saharul Sheikh, who was burnt to death on December 26 last year at the construction site of the third Mandovi Bridge.In a reply to the complaint filed by activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues, Mr. Sharma said the management of Larsen & Toubro, the construction company, has been directed to be more vigilant, in order to avoid such mishaps.Mr. Rodrigues had drawn the commission’s attention to the case of 29-year-old Saharul, a native of West Bengal, and had expressed his apprehension that the authorities, taking advantage the victim’s economically poor background, could hush up the matter.Contract basis He had stated that he was employed on a contract basis with the construction firm, which had been given the work by Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC). Safety standards Mr. Rodrigues had also pointed out in his complaint that the authorities need to probe whether all the required safety standards were in place at the construction site, as Saharul reportedly fell into a deep trench containing hot tar while he was trying to do some welding work without wearing the appropriate safety gear.He had also said that the authorities need to give details about what measures they intend to take to avoid such mishaps, which are in violation of human and fundamental rights.last_img read more

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PVL: Bali Pure strengthens semis bid, downs Adamson

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Bali Pure were on a two-game skid before facing Adamson and head coach Roger Gorayeb said they had to steady their record if they ever hope of entering the title race.“We can’t do anything about my players’ schedule because my team’s core is composed of students and now that their schools have resumed classes my players are far too exhausted compared to when they were playing in summer,” said Gorayeb.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Some of them would train twice for their school teams, so we really can’t execute drills when we train for Bali Pure.”Jerrili Malabanan led Bali Pure with 16 points while Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Neymar PSG switch doubts grow at Barcelona Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jema Galanza had a game-high 18 points to lead the Lady Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure remained in contention for the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after taking down Adamson in four sets, 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-20, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Water Defenders improved to 3-3 to tie BanKo Perlas at fourth place while Lady Falcons are at a lowly 1-5 and have been eliminated from playoff contention.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

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Goa Triathlon to be held at Bambolim Beach on February 21

first_imgPanaji, Feb 18 (PTI) The annual Goa Triathlon would be held at Bambolim Beach near here on February 21, the event organizer Enduro Sports Goa said today. Enduro Sports Goa comprises Elias Patel, a long distance swimmer and well-known Radio Jockey, and Joseph Rodrigues, president of the Traditional Karate Association of Goa and vice president of the Goa Cycling Association, the association said. Enduro Sports Goa strongly believes in promoting community-based sporting events in Goa, creating an awareness for health and fitness in society, as well as lending a hand to the underprivileged, it said. Triathlon is a specialiSed Olympic sport involving a combination of swimming, cycling and running. This years edition of the Goa Triathlon would see over 350 participants compete for the coveted title, it said. Participants come from different parts of India like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and many other cities and towns, it said. International participants would be coming from countries as far and wide as Switzerland, Russia, Spain, UK, USA, Australia and Argentina, it said.A large part of the proceeds of the Goa Triathlon would be handed over to the renowned charity Cooj in continuation to their Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Campaign, it said. PTI MCS SDL SSC SSClast_img read more

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WATCH: Freestyler Touzani vs Celtic wonderkid

first_imgSoufiane Touzani has faced some of the world’s best footballers – but how does he stack up against one of the world’s best wonderkids?The freestyler has taken on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and flashed his skills against the youth sides of Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Feyenoord.But now he’ll square off with Celtic’s 15-year-old prodigy, Karamoko Dembele, who features at the Under-17 level but has made 13 appearances with the club’s U-20 side.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! How does the teen fare in this unique challenge?Watch the clip below!You can watch more videos like this on his own channel, Touzani TV.last_img read more

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Manu shoots another gold with world record, bronze for Anish

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Teen sensation Manu Bhaker fired her way to an individual gold medal with a world record score while Anish Bhanwala bagged a bronze as India continued their dominance at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany today. The 16-year-old Manu shot 242.5 to win the top prize in 10m air pistol event and Anish added to India’s tally by finishing third in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol. This was the year’s seventh individual gold in an International Shooting Sport Federation competition for Manu and the third with a world record. Their efforts took India’s tally in the competition to an impressive haul of 17 medals so far. Manu shot 242.5 in the 24-shot final, to claim yet another junior world record, shrugging off the challenge of Chinas Kaiman Lu, whose silver winning effort of 236.9 was a massive 5.6 points behind the Indian’s score. Chinese Xue Li won bronze with a final round score of 216.2. Manu had earlier combined with teammates Mahima Turhi Agrawal and Devanshi Rana to win the team bronze with a total score of 1694 after the qualification round. Such was Manus dominance in the final that she was ahead of the field by 3.4 points after 10 shots, 3.8 after 12 and a huge 6.1 after 18 shots before closing out with plenty to spare. Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Anish claimed his fourth international medal of the year when he shot 24 in the Junior Mens final of the 25m rapid fire event. Anish had earlier shot 575 in qualifying to be fifth out of the top six to make it to the final. The gold went to Matej Rampula of the Czech Republic while Chinas Jueming Zhang won silver with final scores of 30 and 28 respectively.advertisement India have so far won nine gold, one silver and seven bronze medals from the competition which has seen participation from the top shooting nations. PTI AH ATKATKlast_img read more

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Notes on Mike Gundy’s pre-bowl press conference

first_imgEd. note: I’m not sure if this will be Gundy’s only pre-bowl press conference or if this was a Tyreek special but he spoke to the media on Monday about a variety of things. Clint Davison took notes…First off, Coach addressed the Tyreek Hill situation:• “The decision (to cut him) had to be made and I was the one who made that decision. I made the best decision I could for Oklahoma State University, for this team, and hopefully for Tyreek.”• “I would just ask that you guys don’t ask the players about it because it’s a very difficult situation for them. This will be the last time I comment on it.”• He apparently meant Tuesday would be the last time he commented on it because when Tramel pursued it again, Coach had more to say. Tramel asked, “Did this just knock the wind out of you?”• “They all do. You come off of a certain feeling and then you have an incident like this, it just makes it extremely difficult. We try to stress to these guys, there’s just certain things right now society frowns upon. We tell these guys, if there’s any kind of conflict, you have to run – just run away.” I’d like to think society will always frown upon men hitting their pregnant girlfriends…but I know what he was saying.• He was asked if it was a tough decision: “Well, the decision’s not tough. It’s an extremely difficult process to get to the decision, but the decision had to be made. I feel for the young lady, and I feel for Tyreek.”• “We educate our players and very seldom does a week go by that I don’t tell them twice, ‘You have to be aware of those situations. You have to walk away, and then you have to run.’”Really like to hear that – great advice for any potential conflict.• Is this team going to miss him on the field? (Duh!) “Certainly. But, we have other guys who are going to step up. Oklahoma State football’s going to go on forever with or without me, with or without Tyreek, or anybody else on this team.” Well said!• Coach was asked how hard this has been on the team and had some insightful answers: “It’s not getting ready to play. They’re fine – practicing well. It’s like Ogbah said, ‘I’m just lost for words.’ I think that’s really where we all were. But, as far as preparation and practice, they’re fine.”• “The energy level we got from that game has not been diminished. It was just a shot in the gut for all of us. You guys have to image it as being one of your own children. It’s just gut-wrenching.”• “But, the excitement level for these kids is pretty high at this time.”• Now, on to talking football! On prepping for U-Dub:• “Defensively. They’ve done some schemin’ depending on who they’ve played. Got a couple guys that are really talented. They can run, tackle, can blitz, can make some plays.”• “Our health is good. Koenig should be back in a couple days. (!!!) Other than that our health is really good.”• Asked about dealing with Washington’s 3 All-American’s in the defensive front:“They’re a good team. Good pass rushers. I think this is one of the best matchups in all the bowl season because they’ve improved considerably in the past five weeks and we’ve improved considerably in the last three weeks. I think if we were just starting the season, a lot of people would consider Washington in the Top 30.”• This was a good question – Gundy was asked if it’s too early to tell what the Bedlam win did for this team: “No, it did a lot.”Could you explain… “Just the approach, pushing through. I got on them at halftime a little bit because I thought they were soft…and they accepted the challenge.”• “The spirits and the attitude that’s been lifted from this game, it’s never too early and you can certainly tell the results from a win like that. It’s been a huge lift for us. Maybe the biggest of my career here.”• Coach also had some good comments on Mason and Daxx.• Where is Mason today compared to where he was? (What?)“Farther along. Mason’s got a long ways to go. But, whenever you’re in charge, which he is now of the offense, things happen for you, it’s a little easier to make plays.” So did he ALREADY name a starter for the bowl game!?• On Daxx: “Daxx had a tough 5-6 games, took a lot of hits and he’s been tremendous in his work ethic. We’re very appreciative of where he’s got us. But, Mason’s improved considerably over the last two weeks.”I like that he’s giving Daxx props!• Back to Rudolph: “He played in two tough environments and his demeanor and his approach was pretty impressive, in my opinion.”• This was great! He was asked about Mason handling the situation in Norman, down 14 with time slipping away:“The word on him when we recruited him and when he committed here was that he would be a better player in the game than he was in practice. As coaches, you’re always somewhat hesitant to buy that; but, he’s competed, shown toughness. He’s a little too aggressive at times, but that’s part of it. He wants to be the guy that makes That Play.” I am all in on Mason Rudolph!• What about the 3rd down in OT, was he suggesting to pass? “Yes.” How did that conversation go? “I told him he’d lost his mind.”• Now, for the first time for this little segment of PFB, some player quotes on preparing for the bowl game!• Mason: “It’s a blessing to be able to have these extra practices with your friends, your teammates. We’re having a great time, grinding every day, getting better and looking forward to getting to Arizona.”Did I mention I’m all in on this kid?• Brandon Shepherd: “It brings a lot of joy in the sense that we have another game with this group of guys.”• Kevin Peterson: “It’s more time we get to spend with each other. Coach Gundy makes bowl games like a vacation. We’ll be in a whole other state, out in Arizona, having fun and playing the ball we love.”Teach me how to Gundy!!• James Castelman: “We kept working, kept grinding, kept hitting them in the mouth, and sure enough, we pulled it out.”• Des Roland: “I’m fortunate enough and blessed that this will be my 4th bowl game. Four bowl games in four years, you can’t ask for much more than that.”• Ryan Simmons: “I’m just more happy we have this time to practice and be around each other and be able to go to another bowl. You know, we could’ve just been at home, but I’m glad to be able to be around this team.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: A detailed comparison between their technical specifications

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 13:29 IST HIGHLIGHTSUnder the hood, XUV300 will offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel one.Vitara Brezza gets only a four-cylinder, 1.3-litre diesel powertrain.XUV300 will have a standard six-speed manual gearbox.Mahindra XUV300 is scheduled to launch on February 14. The much awaited compact SUV has been receiving a lot of praise for its technical specifications, including powerful petrol and diesel engines. The company is expecting the XUV500-inspired vehicle to turn its fortunes in the segment.A major competitor for XUV300 in the compact SUV segment will be Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which has been quite popular ever since its launch in March 2016. India’s largest carmaker sold 148,462 units of Vitara Brezza in 2017-18, with average monthly sales of around 12,372 units. Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaOnce XUV300 is launched, it will be interesting to see how it fares against Vitara Brezza. But for now, I give you a detailed comparison between the technical specifiactions of the two compact SUVs.EngineUnder the hood, XUV300 will offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel one. The petrol motor will produce 110 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque, while the diesel powertrain will churn out 115 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque. The compact SUV’s petrol and diesel variants will return mileage-figures of 17 kmpl and 20 kmpl, respectively.Vitara Brezza gets only a diesel powertrain. The four-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 engine is good for 89 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. Maruti Suzuki claims a fuel a fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl for the compact SUV.DimensionsXUV300 will have a length and width of 3,995 mm and 1,821 mm, respectively. Its height will be 1,617 mm and wheelbase 2,600 mm. It will come with a 265-litre boot and a 42-litre fuel tank.advertisementVitara Brezza is 3,995 mm long and 1,790 mm wide. It has a height of 1,640 mm and its wheelbase measures 2500 mm. The compact SUV gets a 328-litre boot and a 48-litre fuel tank.TransmissionXUV300 will have a standard six-speed manual gearbox. There are expectations that the company will give the vehicle an automatic transmission in near-future.The diesel engine in Vitara Brezza is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox with an option for an automatic transmission as well.BrakesXUV300 gets disc brakes on all four wheels. ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) is standard across all the variants of the compact SUV.Vitara Brezza comes in with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. It also gets ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard across all its variants.TyresXUV300 gets 17-inch alloy wheels.Vitara Brezza only gets 16-inch alloy wheels.ALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300: Ahead of its launch on February 14, everything you need to knowALSO READ | Kawasaki Versys 1000 introduced in India, priced at Rs 10.69 lakhALSO READ | Land Rover Discovery Sport set to get major updates in 2019Get 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New SUV launchFollow Compact SUV launchFollow Mahindra launchFollow Compact SUV comparisonFollow technical specifications Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: A detailed comparison between their technical specificationsA major competitor for XUV300 in the compact SUV segment will be Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which has been quite popular ever since its launch in March 2016. India’s largest carmaker sold 148,462 units of Vitara Brezza in 2017-18, with average monthly sales of around 12,372 units.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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NOAA Takes Delivery of ‘Reuben Lasker’

first_img My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom NOAA has taken delivery of Reuben Lasker, the agency’s newest high-tech fisheries survey vessel from Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company. The 208-ft. ship will primarily support fish, marine mammals and turtle surveys off the U.S. West Coast and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.“Reuben Lasker represents a significant milestone in the agency’s efforts to provide world-class marine science platforms,” said Rear Adm. Michael S. Devany, director of the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and the NOAA Corps. “This state-of-the-art ship will play a key role in supporting NOAA’s mission and serving the nation.”Built at MMC’s shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., and funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Reuben Lasker is the fifth in a series of Oscar Dyson-class ships built for the agency. The ship is equipped with the latest technology for fisheries and oceanographic research, including advanced navigation systems, acoustic sensors, and scientific sampling gear.“MMC has a long, established history of delivering exceptionally crafted and complex vessels,” said Chuck Goddard, MMC’s president and CEO. “The talented and skilled workers of MMC are proud to deliver this high quality vessel to NOAA in support of its important mission.”The ship is also engineered to produce much less noise than other survey vessels, allowing scientists to study fish populations and collect oceanographic data with fewer effects on fish and marine mammal behavior. The ship’s comprehensive environmental sampling capabilities will enable researchers to gather a broad suite of marine life data with unprecedented accuracy.“The fisheries survey vessel Reuben Lasker is designed to produce so little sound that our scientists can survey marine species without disturbing the animals’ behavior or compromising the capabilities of our most sensitive acoustic equipment,” said Richard Merrick, chief scientist for NOAA Fisheries. “The vessel will support research that is essential to sustain and rebuild our nation’s marine resources.”The ship is named after the late Dr. Reuben Lasker, a pioneering fisheries biologist who served as the director of the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s coastal fisheries division and as adjunct professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. Lasker directed a renowned research group that focused on the survival and transition of young fish to adulthood, a topic with implications for fisheries management throughout the world.NOAA plans to commission Reuben Lasker in 2014. The ship will be homeported in San Diego, Calif. The NOAA fleet of ships and aircraft is operated, managed and maintained by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners. NOAA, November 13, 2013last_img read more

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Heatwave adds to woes of migrants stranded in Bosnia

first_imgBihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Stranded in Bosnia, thousands of migrants face yet one more hurdle on their journey towards the European Union: the scorching summer heat in the Balkans. Under a leaden sky, Saleh Alhasan and his friends hurry to reach the shade of the woods after failing yet again to cross the border to Croatia, the last barrier on the long and tortuous road into the European Union. “I tried more than 15 times… It has been 10 months that I try to pass. And I do not want to give up. I just want to see my son” born in Sweden, says the 33-year old Syrian architect. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”I only saw him in a photo.” His wife was among hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees who took the so-called Balkans route in 2015, before the EU borders closed for them. On a dusty road, Saleh and his companions pass by red signs hanging on trees, warning that the field is mined: a legacy of the country’s brutal 1992-1995 war. They stop at a stream to refresh themselves, exhausted after walking in temperatures exceeding 35 Celsius degrees (95 Fahrenheit). Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangThe men no longer know where to rest. In Bihac and Velika Kladusa near the Croatian border, reception centres with a capacity for 3,500 run by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are full. Saleh and his friends live in unhealthy squats. He wants to return to Sarajevo where, he says, “there are more options” for a fresh attempt to cross the border. The flow of newcomers slowed during winter but has now resumed and “a hundred migrants arrive daily in the canton” of Bihac, says regional police spokesman Ale Siljdedic. “But recently far fewer people succeed in crossing the border. Croatia has considerably reinforced its police presence,” he adds.According to Bosnia’s security minister, more than 34,000 migrants from Asia and Africa have illegally entered the country since the beginning of 2018, 11,000 of them this year alone. Some 8,000 are currently in Bosnia, according to European Commission estimates. This has caused tensions both among migrants of different nationalities and with locals, who are also poor. Recently, hundreds of migrants occupied public spaces in the town of Bihac, which is home to some 65,000 people. With the help of the local Red Cross, the authorities in June set up a camp in Vucjak, an uninhabited zone a dozen kilometres from the border, to accomodate migrants who have not found a place in IOM centres. But according to the United Nations, the zone around this camp is also “very close” to minefields. The EU finances the IOM centres, but it has refused to provide funds for the Vucjak camp because “it is not a suitable location and presents a clear danger” for those staying there. Bihac mayor Suhret Fazlic says the problem is the facility is too close to the border. Nicolas Bizel, head of operations at the EU delegation in Bosnia told AFP that this was not the main issue. His concern was that it was too close to unexploded wartime mines and that there was also a risk of a methane explosion because the zone used to be a landfill site. This camp became know as “The Jungle” by its occupants — like the one that sprang up in the northern French port city of Calais, before being torn down in 2016. Several hundred young men live there in deplorable sanitary conditions, sleeping in tents without beds, without medical assistance, showers or toilets. Several barrels equipped with faucets provide minimal hygiene facilities. “It is too hot. We could not rest in the tents,” said Suleman Ashraf, a 29-year-old Pakistani trying to get to Spain to join his brother. The food that arrives twice a day is everything we have here. Some water as well and we survive with that.”last_img read more

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Canadian voiceover artist Alan Bleviss dead at age 76

first_imgTORONTO – Renowned Canadian voiceover artist Alan Bleviss won industry acclaim for bringing a sonorous, honeyed tenor to blockbuster film trailers and TV commercials.And then he lost his dulcet tones.Reflecting on the legacy of her father, whose recent death made international headlines, Sarah Bleviss says there was a point in his life when he could barely speak due to a neurological disorder.“It’s a bit like a Greek tragedy to have this profoundly beautiful and commanding voice and to lose it,” she said.The Edmonton native, who narrated the trailers of films including “Scarface,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Ragtime,” was eventually able to recover vocally and went on to become the signature voice of the Democratic Party on election campaigns for Bill Clinton and Joe Biden.“I know he was invited to the Clinton inauguration twice and he decided not to go to keep the mystery, which I think is kind of funny,” Sarah Bleviss said Wednesday in a phone interview from New York.But she said her father’s struggles with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy were debilitating and nearly robbed him of his career.“He went through a period of complete paralysis, including his vocal chords,” she said.“In his recovery, he ended up with a damaged peripheral nervous system, so for 30-something years of my life, he couldn’t feel his hands, legs, arms or feet.“He worked with a vocal specialist here in New York, who was a former Israeli drill sergeant, and she taught him to regain his voice and recontrol his voice using, I believe, his diaphragm.”She said the same woman helped him regain his voice when chemotherapy and radiation damaged his vocal chords during treatment for lung cancer. He died at his home in New York City on Dec. 30 after a two-year battle with the disease. He was 76.He was born to Jewish parents and studied at the University of Alberta. To appease his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer, he said he was studying law — when in fact he was studying theatre.“When his father found out he was so upset and he actually stopped funding my father’s education,” Sarah Bleviss said.“My father actually was an incredible card player and he played poker and bridge and things like that to fund his education.”He went on to study at the National Theatre School of Canada, where he became a lifetime governor and has a library named after him and his family.“Thank you, Alan, for your unparalleled altruism and for having dedicated your time and financial leadership to helping NTS reveal the talent of so many young theatre artists, on and behind the stage,” the school said in a statement.“Your voice and passion will always echo through the halls of our school and continue to inspire students to persevere and follow their dreams.”Sarah Bleviss noted his theatre education was a great influence on his work.“His training, which I think is unusual for voiceovers, came not from broadcasting but from a theatre background. So even watching him in the booth, you could see him emoting. He was really acting, in a sense,” she said.Blevis spent his later years in Arizona and then New York. He won six Clio awards, which honour creativity in advertising, as well as a trophy from the Cannes International Film Festival in 1985.“People from all over the world can recognize the voice of Alan Bleviss,” Stephen Waddell, national executive director of Canada’s performers’ union, ACTRA, said in a statement.“That’s a great legacy, but we also remember (the) talented performer, beloved father and the engaged passionate member of ACTRA who gave so much back to Canada’s performing community.”Bleviss is survived by his children, Sarah, Joshua and Lisa.“My dad has an incredibly strong will, so even the day before he passed, he was still up at the computer, he was talking to us,” Sarah Bleviss said.“He said some really incredibly powerful things that night that I will never forget. He wasn’t the kind of person that ever wanted to give up. I think his body gave out before he did.”last_img read more

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John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

first_imgPrize Amount$10,000Learn more Get Eligibility InformationLearn more Further InformationSarah BrownProgram OfficerPrizes Section1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 6004TTY: 1-866-565-5559 Advertisement The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 430.4 KB]. Advertisement John Hobday Awards in Arts Management Eligibility LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement Prize AmountTwo awards of $10,000 each may be given annually.EligibilityNote that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive an award.General eligibility criteria for both awardsOrganizations are not eligible to apply for these awards. To be eligible, you must:be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.have a minimum of 10 years’ experience (not necessarily continuous years) as a professional arts managerhave significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)Specific eligibility criteria for the Mentorship awardFor the Mentorship award, you and your mentor must be employed by different Canadian, professional arts organizations. In addition, the mentor must: be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canadahave significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)be working full time in a Canadian, professional arts organizationbe an established or mid-career arts managerhave submitted all overdue final reports to the Canada Council. Program DescriptionEstablished through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes.There are two distinct awards:The Professional Development and Renewal award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization.The Mentorship award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations. Deadline(s)30 September, 2016If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day. Deadline(s)30 September, 2016Learn more Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Pulwama attack Pakistan says no terror camps exist on 22 locations shared

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it has examined 22 “pin locations” shared by India but found no terror camps and claimed that there are no links to nail 54 people detained in connection with the Pulwama terror attack as it shared the “preliminary findings” with New Delhi. Pakistan is willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement. “While 54 detained individuals are being investigated, no details linking them to Pulwama have been found so far,” it said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Similarly, the 22 pin locations shared by India have been examined. No such camps exist. Pakistan is willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations,” the FO said. It said that in consistent with its commitment to cooperate, Pakistan on Wednesday shared “preliminary findings” of its investigations with India along with a set of questions. “Subsequently, the diplomatic corps in Islamabad was briefed as well,” the FO said. India handed over the dossier to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi on February 27 with specific details of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)’s complicity in the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel on February 14 and the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The FO said soon after receiving the dossier, Pakistan constituted an investigation team, detained a number of people for investigation and initiated work on the technical aspects of social media content, a main basis of the Indian documents. The Indian dossier contains 91 pages and six parts, out of which only part two and three pertain to the Pulwama attack, it said. “Other parts are generalised allegations. Pakistan is focusing on those parts which relate to Pulwama incident,” it said. The FO claimed that during the course of investigations, all aspects of the information provided by India have been thoroughly examined including the “confessional” video of Adil Dar, “claim” of responsibility for the attack, Whatsapp and Telegram numbers used to share videos and messages in support of the Pulwama attack, list of 90 individuals suspected of belonging to a proscribed organisation and 22 pin locations of alleged training camps. Service Providers have been requested for data including relevant details of activities and contacts of the GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) number provided by India, it said. A request for assistance from Whatsapp has also been made to the US government, it said, adding that the said additional information and documents from India would be essential to continue the process of investigations. “Pakistan remains committed to taking this process to its logical conclusion,” the FO added. Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after the suicide bomber of JeM killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. India launched a counter-terror operation against a JeM training camp in Balakot. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured its pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1.last_img read more

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Equality means business UN urges private sector to help close gender gap

“Removing the barriers that keep women and girls on the margins of economic, social, cultural and political life must be a top priority for us all – businesses, Governments, the United Nations and civil society,” Mr. Ban said at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women side-line gathering. “As we reflect on the Beijing+20 findings and prepare to implement the sustainable development goals that will guide us for the next 15 years, until 2030, it is extremely positive to see so many business leaders stepping up to work with us,” Mr. Ban added, who was joined at the event by Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, his Special Envoy for Climate Change, Mary Robinson, and Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Following the opening segment, several panels took place on women and business. The Women’s Empowerment Principles provide a roadmap for businesses to play their role in respecting and supporting women’s rights. Launched by the Secretary-General in 2010, the initiative aims to engage businesses to advance gender equality and sustainability. In the past five years, it has reached nearly 1000 companies, each of which has made a commitment at the highest level to implement the seven guiding Principles.“I am particularly gratified that seven Women’s Empowerment Principles are resonating around the world, helping hundreds of companies to identify gaps and scale up their efforts to implement gender equality and empower women in their workplaces, marketplaces and communities,” the UN chief said. There are many examples of companies that are taking real steps to close the gender gap, Mr. Ban said. From a global electrical energy company linking gender diversity performance with financial bonuses to a sanitation company in India headed by a female CEO making bio-friendly toilets available to poor communities and from a Turkish bank designing products to support women entrepreneurs to a renewable energy company in Brazil setting up a domestic violence support system.To that end, Mr. Ban encouraged businesses supporting Women’s Empowerment Principles to join UN Global Compact and communicate their progress annually. Taking to the podium next in her keynote address, Hillary Clinton said today’s gathering comes at a pivotal moment in gender equality: “We are here to build on the progress of the past and the promise of the future.” Men and women who understand that gender equality is “not just morally right but the smart thing to do” are growing in numbers. “We may be approaching critical mass but we have to keep on pushing because what we are doing here today is smart for companies and for countries.” “Some of you were with me at the Beijing Conference where remarkably leaders pledged to work for the full participation of women and girls,” Mrs. Clinton said. Out of Beijing came the Beijing Platform for Action and in many parts of the world it turned into an “organizing document.” UN women was created, the Security Council recognized the role of women in peacekeeping missions, the World Bank promoted women’s role in development, and national laws were passed to close gender gaps in health and education. “Now, 20 years later, it is our job to keep ambition alive,” Mrs. Clinton urged, noting that all the evidence reveals that despite the obstacles that remain, there has never been a better time in history to be born a girl. A girl born in Lesotho 20 years ago could not hope to own property, now she can. A girl born 20 years ago in Rwanda grew up in the shadow of genocide and rape, and now there are more women serving in her country’s Parliament than in anywhere else in the world. But despite all this progress, “we are still not there yet”. More than 30 million girls never go on to secondary schools. More than one million girls are never born because of gender-based selection mainly in China and India. More than half the nations in the world still have no laws on the books combating gender-based violence and an estimated one in three women is subject to it. “Rights have to exist in practice not just on paper, and laws have to be backed up with resources not just political will,” Mrs. Clinton declared. She said that deep-seeded cultural bias continues to hold girls back. “Join us in making absolutely clear that the full participation of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century. We can’t afford to leave anyone behind.” In the United States alone, if the workforce gap between men and women closed the economy would grow by 10 per cent. These numbers are significant for other countries as well. She emphasized the importance of gender-equality being included in the proposed sustainablde development goals (SDGs). “When I was Secretary of State and I would speak with my colleagues around the world about these issues there was a moment when I saw their eyes would glaze over, ‘I know she’s going to talk to me about women and I’ll smile until we get on to more important issues,’ they would think. But that has changed now,” she said, adding that the progress of the last 20 years was no accident; it took commitment, accountability, unity and hard work. “These issues remain deeply personal for me. My late mother was born in the United States before women could vote and before there were employment opportunities, but she had real grit and grace and gave me the drive to have integrity and provide a service to others. We each know so many women whose names will never be in the headlines and we can take a moment to think about the teachers and mentors who have changed our lives and now it is time to do that for the next generation.” Mary Robinson said the women’s empowerment principles were the “best step forward that the UN Global Compact has taken in the last 15 years,” and she stressed the extent of her support for their understanding of the importance of forging the relationship.Underlining the importance of fully integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into the several important international processes going on in 2015, she focused her comments on addressing what she called the “double injustice” of climate change and gender inequality. Gender equality, she noted, was recognized within the post-2015 development agenda and the sustainable development goals through Goal 5, but was not as secure in the climate process.She described her disappointment at the recent meeting in Lima of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) at the failure of negotiators to be specific about the link between climate change and gender equality but she added that she had seen an improvement in Geneva, where “relatively good” gender language and human rights language had entered into the text.“We need that balance to ensure that we will achieve our objectives,” she said, as she outlined the gravity of the climate change crisis facing the world, including the human rights dimensions faced by countries like Kiribati, which purchased land from Fiji because of the existential threat posed by climate change. If the response to climate change is such that people have to move from the land where “the bones of their ancestors” are buried, it is clear that a people-centred approach was not being taken to tackling the crisis.She closed on a personal note, saying that she was motivated as a grandmother to consider what her grandchildren would say about the work done by leaders in 2015, because she knew it would hugely impact their lives in 2050.“That’s why we need this grand alliance,” she said of the link between women and the business sector, “because we have a lot to do to secure a very good, legally binding agreement in Paris,” she said referring to a crucial meeting of UNFCCC parties set for the end of the year. read more

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SDG progress in danger of going backwards without change in direction new

The UN report will be at the centre of discussions during the UN summit on the SDGs later this month.Worsening inequalities and potentially irreversible damage to the natural environment on which we all depend, demands concerted action, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), urged in a statement on the report findings, compiled by a team of 15 UN-appointed experts.“Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number 8.5 billion by 2030—is still possible,” they highlighted, “but only if there is a fundamental—and urgent—change in the relationship between people and nature.”The report, “The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development,” points to understanding the relationships between individual SDGs and the “concrete systems that define society today” to devise a plan to ameliorate global instability. At the request of countries to evaluate progress of the 2030 SDG Agenda, adopted in 2015, the Global Report on Sustainable Development (GDSR) consists of surveys on scientific findings from ocean livelihoods, to sustainable consumption, production, and disaster risk management, among other issues.Science-backed recommendations🎆 Just launched! 🎆A new relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten #SDGs progress, say scientists in new report commissioned by @UN.Learn more in the #GSDR out now! 👉🏽 https://t.co/IRWNjd9hRPhttps://t.co/oU5bg86ho3— UN DESA (@UNDESA) September 11, 2019 The current roadmap for development has generated prosperity for “hundreds of millions,” the scientists said, but at the cost of other resources and a growing inequality that undermines global growth. Boosting economies via increasing consumption for example, is exhausting the planet’s materials and creating toxic by-products which threaten to overwhelm the world. At the current rate of consumption, “use of material is set to almost double between 2017 and 2060, from 89 Gigatons to 167 Gigatons”, resulting in consequential “increased levels of greenhouse gas emissions, and other toxic effects” from resource extraction, they stressed. The status quo must change, scientists said, in order to eschew further loss in “social cohesion and sustainable economic growth,” curb biodiversity losses, and save a “world close to tipping points with the global climate system.” For this to happen, all sectors must come together in coordinated action, the report urges. Increasing investment in science for sustainability, is one key approach, and acknowledging that achievement of the SDGs requires economic growth be divorced from environmental degradation, while reducing inequalities.The experts noted that “the extensive transformation that is needed will not be easy, and the report suggests that a deep scientific understanding is needed to anticipate and mitigate the tensions and trade-offs inherent in widespread structural change.” Key points of intervention According to the report, there are 20 points of intervention that can be used to accelerate progress toward multiple goals and targets in the next ten years.Among these, basic services must be made universally available—healthcare, education, water and sanitation infrastructure, housing and social protection— as a prerequisite” toward eliminating poverty.In addition, ending legal and social discrimination, scaling up trades unions, nongovernmental organizations, women’s groups and other communities will “be important partners in efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda”, the experts said.Inefficient food and energy systems are depriving some 2 billion people of food security, while 820 million are undernourished, and 2 billion adults are overweight. Production processes are causing severe environmental impact. Transitioning to renewable energy systems could help reduce the 3 billion who rely on pollutants for cooking, and avoid premature deaths, estimated at 3.8 million each year, they cited. Meanwhile, the energy access gap has left close to one billion without access to electricity at all. Increases in renewable energy supply in the past decade have corresponded with price drops in clean fuel technology—around 77 per cent for solar power and a 38 per cent drop for onshore wind.With an estimated two-thirds of the global population projected to live in cities by 2050, the experts said achieving the 2030 Agenda will require “more compact and efficient” urban areas that will be nature-based in infrastructure—but the ecosystem’s services and resources “must be safeguarded.”What the scientists call “the global environmental commons” – the rainforests, oceans, and atmosphere – need support from governments, international actors and the private sector to ensure good practices.The full report and its recommendations will be presented during the High-Level Political Forum at the 2019 SDG Summit that will convene heads of State and Government in New York on 24 and 25 September. read more

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Get registered …GECOM urges as deadline nears

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is urging all eligible persons who have not yet registered to visit their nearest GECOM office and do so by July 8.The registration exercises, which commenced on May 21, 2018, stemmed from an effort to ensure that all suitable persons are afforded unlimited opportunities to be included on the National Register of Registrants database while ensuring that GECOM is in a state of preparedness which would enable it to respond to calls for elections in a timely manner.According to GECOM, any person who will be 14 years and over by October 31 of this year and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalisation or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, is eligible for registration.For the registration process to be completed, interested persons are asked to present an original birth certificate or a valid Guyana passport and original marriage certificate or deed poll.Meanwhile, it was revealed that baptism certificates, expired passports, photocopies of relevant documents or letters from priests, elders, head teachers, Toshaos, Justices of the Peace (JPs) and existing Identification Cards (ID) will be not acceptable as source documents for registration.Persons 18 years and older can also request to correct or change their name, address or occupation by July 8, while July 12 will be the last day in which persons can object to a name appearing on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).There will be a hearing by registration officers to determine the validity of the objections and if persons are not satisfied with the outcome, appeals will be heard by the Chief Election Officer.Registration guarantees eligible persons their constitutional right to become registered in accordance with the relevant legal provisions and to cast their ballots at future General, Regional and Local Government Elections.The Commission is also urging persons to desist from unlawful practices as there are reports of persons presenting themselves to be registered, claiming not to know their names, date of birth and other key personal identifying information.The 29 registration offices countrywide are opened from Monday to Thursday between 08:00h to 17:00h, Friday between 08:00h and 16:00h and on weekends and holidays from 10:00h to 14:00h. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM registers over 2,000 new applicantsSeptember 16, 2013In “Local News”House-to-House: Persons who refuse to register will be chargedJune 14, 2019In “latest news”GECOM to commence another cycle of continuous registrationNovember 21, 2014In “Politics” read more

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Skills shortage threatens mine hoist performance safety and reliability

first_imgThe hoisting article in the August issue of International Mining magazine notes the availability of ABB’s new service product, Hoist Performance Fingerprint, to help its customers assess and optimise the condition of mine hoists. Here ABB’s Slobodan Vidmar offers some top tips to ensure mine hoists remain as effective as the day they were installed“A mine hoist is the most critical machine in an underground mine, taking people and material below ground quickly and safely. It must work reliably at all times, while operating at maximum efficiency with optimum capital and maintenance cost.“Whether your mine hoist is friction, single- or double-drum, keeping it up and running requires the skills of electrical and mechanical engineers. Electrical considerations include aging hoists suffering speed drift, deteriorating control components such as capacitors and thryistors and protection devices not working. Mechanical considerations include the brake unit’s air gap being bigger than recommended – for certain brake types, an air gap increase from 2 mm to 4 mm results in 30 percent lower brake force.“With over 3,000 installations around the world, there are very few catastrophic accidents considering how many hours these machines work. Their safety record is impeccable – but mine hoists do break down, become slower, suffer erratic rides and use more energy than the day they were first commissioned.“While poor maintenance can be blamed, it is normally due to a lack of knowledge of how the electrical and mechanical systems integrate.  This is further exacerbated by an increasing shortage of on-site skilled employees capable of coping with the new, sophisticated technologies.“For example, current maintenance practices generally do a good job of looking after separate devices. Rarely, however, is the “cause and effect” of the entire system considered. And yet, this is essential. Electrical issues affect mechanical and vice versa and treating one in isolation could introduce other problems.“The starting point of any mine hoist appraisal is to understand what you are trying to achieve.“The biggest concern is failures that do not reveal themselves unless tests are carried out – or a failure actually happens.“Consider a mine hoist with 18 brake units. Standard tests used today normally show that the overall system satisfies local mining regulations. What they fail to reveal is which brake units are working harder than others and which, therefore, are suffering a decrease in operating life. What is needed are tests on each individual brake unit.“A mine hoist is a hugely complex machine, spread over a large area often having a 50 t payload and travelling at 60 km/h. As such, some areas are not inspected regularly, leading to concerns over the hoist’s protection devices. Any failure is likely to be serious.“It is not unusual for end-of-line protection devices to go undetected, primarily because checking those means disabling all the fail-safe devices that go before within the chain, which can be a time-consuming and daunting experience. Are you sure the final protection device is going to do what it’s designed for? By testing it, we are proving it does work.“A common cause of poor performance is man-made. Often, during troubleshooting, in an attempt to adjust the duty cycle, the hoist’s production cycle will be slowed until the problem is fixed. “However, troubleshooting takes time and the maintenance crews are replaced by another shift. As an oversight, the production cycle may stay at this reduced rate and consequently, over time, may result in inevitable production losses. In mining, small delays in duty cycle can create a loss of production in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.“Mine hoist reliability can be improved by regular assessment and testing to prove the hoist is running at its optimum level.“Among the most common causes of unplanned downtime includes a build-up of dust and dirt under the switches and a failure of latch arms on the skips for the same reason. On the friction hoist’s production cycle, changes and over-wind trips are often the result of excessive friction insert wear.“The cost of breakdown repair is up to seven times more expensive than planned repair. Planned maintenance should include regular inspections, assessments and testing to verify the reliability of the protective devices.“A good starting point is to have a structured audit of the entire hoist system, covering electrical and mechanical components. Data is collected from up to 20 pre-defined points.  These are various control signals used for analysis to determine hoist performance and include speed, torque, brake pressure and current“This will identify ways to optimise the hoist’s condition, performance and safety. It will also identify abnormal conditions, which, if not corrected, could cause severe production problems or permanently damage the equipment.“A comprehensive written report can be sent to mine inspectors as proof of compliance, as well as for maintenance planning and budgeting, particularly with respect to setting aside funds for expensive repairs.”Hoist Performance Fingerprint (HPFP) consists of a structured audit of complete hoist systems – simultaneously covering all electrical and mechanical parts to ensure reliable and safe hoist operation.“By using HPFP, hoist owners are now able to reduce the operational cost and at the same time increase production and business sustainability. Launched first in Australia, a majority of hoist sites have subscribed to the service – with some even opting for quarterly contracts.”last_img read more

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Investigation begins into cause of ceiling collapse at theatre

first_imgGrhaam Ellis of London Fire Brigade said there had been a collapse of heavy plaster from the roof of the auditorium fallen down to the upper circle, dress circle and stalls.Three hospitals were put on standby and buses were used to take injured from the theatre to the hospital.There were no fatalities during the incident, but almost 80 people were treated by ambulance staff.Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireParamedics initially said 88 people were wounded but later revised the number downwards to 76. Seven were seriously injured, another 51 “walking wounded” were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the rest were treated at the scene.“A section of the theatre’s ceiling collapsed onto the audience who were watching the show. The ceiling took parts of the balconies down with it,” senior firefighter Nick Harding told reporters.“In my time as a fire officer I’ve never seen an incident like this. I imagine lots of people were out enjoying the show in the run-up to Christmas.”Witnesses told of terror inside the Edwardian-era theatre, which has three tiers of balconies, the uppermost of which is said to be the steepest in London.People were crying in shock and coughing because of the dust as they fled to safety.Desmond Thomas, 18, part of a school party watching the show, said they heard noises before the accident.“Maybe 10 minutes into the performance we heard a tap-tap noise, we thought it was rain,” he told AFP. INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEGUN into the collapse of a ceiling at London theatre.The incident at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue took place last night during a show of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.Emergency services attending the scene at the Apollo Theatre. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireThis morning, investigators will begin their work in trying to determine what led to the collapse at 8pm last night.The author of the book on which the play is based, Mark Haddon, tweeted: There was a crack and then it suddenly seemed to get bigger and suddenly it collapsed. The next thing we knew the whole theatre filled with dust and smoke.Sky News says this morning that structural engineers and a district surveyor from Westminster City Council will carry out a structural assessment of the 112-year-old building today.It is not believed the ceiling collapse was due to any criminal act.- Additional reporting AFPRead: 88 injured after roof collapses at London theatre>last_img read more

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Heir donates estate of Hitlers filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to cultural museum

first_img Monday 12 Feb 2018, 9:20 PM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3849022 A housekeeper, who refused to be identified, passes by a picture of famous film director Leni Riefenstahl on the wall in Riefenstahl’s home in Poecking, south of Munich, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003. Image: JAN PITMAN via AP 14,492 Views By Associated Press Share17 Tweet Email2 center_img A housekeeper, who refused to be identified, passes by a picture of famous film director Leni Riefenstahl on the wall in Riefenstahl’s home in Poecking, south of Munich, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003. Image: JAN PITMAN via AP A GERMAN CULTURAL foundation said it has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts, letters and files from the estate of Leni Riefenstahl, the legendary filmmaker best known for the propaganda movies she made for Nazi Germany.The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said today that Riefenstahl’s sole heir, her former secretary, donated the complete collection amassed by the filmmaker, who died in 2003.Her films included “Triumph of the Will,” which recorded the Nazis’ 1934 rally at Nuremberg, and, Olympia, a meditation on muscle and movement at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games.Riefenstahl always defended her work, saying she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities.Foundation president Hermann Parzinger says his organisation will treat the material with “a special responsibility for the critical examination of this controversial person of contemporary history”.Read: Louvre launches new display in hope of reuniting owners with art stolen by Nazis > Feb 12th 2018, 9:21 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Heir donates estate of Hitler’s filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, to cultural museum Leni Riefenstahl always defended her work, saying she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities. 15 Comments last_img read more

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Martinez It was a dead ball situation which was the difference

first_imgBelgium’s progress for the winning of the 2018 World Cup trophy has been halted after their clash against France.However, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes France’s goal in their 1-0 victory over France as a “bit of luck”.France defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal in the 51st minute, beating Marouane Fellaini at the near post to head home Antoine Griezmann’s corner.“It was a dead ball situation which was the difference,” Martinez told BBC Sport after the game.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“It was a close game and it was very tight and it was going to be decided by that bit of luck in front of goal. The attitude of the players was brilliant and we couldn’t ask for anymore. We have to understand one team wins and the other loses, and we did what we could.“[The France goal] is the type of detail that counts in the semi-final of the World Cup. We have one game left and I want to ensure we finish the tournament on a high because these players don’t deserve to leave here with a bad taste.”England and Croatian will fight it out in Moscow on Wednesday for the second semi-final.last_img read more

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