Jose Mourinho takes a nasty fall off red carpet during ice hockey game

first_imgJose Mourinho takes a nasty fall off red carpet during ice hockey gameFormer Manchester United Jose Mourinho made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League and tripped off the red carpet as he turned to go back.advertisement Next Reuters BalashikhaFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 08:49 IST Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble after performing a ceremonial puck drop during an ice hockey game. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJose Mourinho’s fall drew gasps and laughs from the audiences present for the ice hockey gameMourinho has not sustained any injuries in the fall, confirmed one of teams of the matchMourinho has been out of job since his Manchester United sacking on December 18, 2018Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble at an ice hockey game outside Moscow on Monday, drawing gasps and laughs after performing a ceremonial puck drop.Mourinho, who was sacked by United in December, made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) game between Avangard Omsk and SKA Petersburg, two of the league’s best teams, at an arena in Balashikha.Yet as he walked off the ice to the theme song of the “Rocky” movie series, Mourinho tripped on a red carpet and fell backwards, sparking gasps from the crowd.He was helped up by SKA captain Pavel Datsyuk, a Russian national team player and twice Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings in North America’s National Hockey League (NHL).Jose Mourinho doing his best Gerrard impression pic.twitter.com/br45FowmBoFooty Humour (@FootyHumour) February 4, 2019Avangard Omsk wrote on their Instagram page that Mourinho, 56, had not sustained any injuries in the fall.”Everything is fine with the coach,” the team said. “He is already back on the plane.” The captains of both the ice hockey teams helped Jose Mourinho get up after his fall. (Reuters Photo)Mourinho said last month he had turned down three job offers since being sacked by the Old Trafford club in December, adding he was happy to bide his time before taking on his next challenge.”I am happy with these three weeks, I am happy with this experience and I am going to have other experiences that normally I cannot have,” Mourinho said during his role as a pundit for broadcaster beIN Sports during the Asian Cup.advertisement”But I know me, and I know by the end of March I will be struggling with my happiness.”I will analyse things, I don’t like to speak about it. But I’ve refused already three options because I didn’t feel that it is what I want, so I’m going to be calm in this aspect.”The more time I have, the better I can prepare. The next must be something that makes me happy with a challenge.”Also Read | When Jose Mourinho hid himself in a laundry basket to defy UEFA banAlso Read | Jose Mourinho suggests Manchester United lacked structure during his tenure as managerAlso Read | Paul Pogba thanks Jose Mourinho for trophies and improving him as a personFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Jose MourinhoFollow Ice HockeyFollow Kontinental Hockey Leaguelast_img read more

Swearingin of Cabinet MLAs and House of Assembly Opening

first_imgA new provincial cabinet will be sworn in on Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m., at Province House, Halifax. Members of the Legislative Assembly will be sworn in during a ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, at Province House, Halifax. The House of Assembly will convene later that morning, at 11 a.m., to elect a new speaker. The speech from the throne will be read by Lt.-Gov. Myra Freeman at 2 p.m. -30-last_img

Meg Mathews Donates Jewellery Profits To PETA UK

first_imgWhen rock-and-roll socialite and jewellery designer Meg Mathews decided to go vegan at the start of 2013, she didn’t just dump meat, eggs and dairy products from her diet – she also shed all the exotic-skins handbags and shoes from her wardrobe.Meg Mathews Venom NecklaceCredit/Copyright: PETA UKNow, Mathews is going a step further: she is donating all the proceeds from her snake-themed collection of jewellery, Venom, to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). And from now through the end of the month, visitors to the PETA competition webpage can enter to win a Venom necklace worth £449.“I have always been inspired by the beauty and exotic nature of snakes, but when I learned how these animals suffer when they are skinned for nothing more than a bag or belt, it gave me the creeps and I could never wear them again”, says Mathews. “I am proud that every purchase of a Venom item will help PETA fight the abuse of snakes and other animals, people often do not understand and so misuse.”As explained in PETA US’s video exposé of the exotic-skins industry, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, exotic animals such as snakes, alligators and crocodiles are skinned alive, beaten to death or killed for their skins in other cruel ways. Snakes, for example, are often nailed to trees, and workers may ram hoses into their mouths and pump them full of water so that they can more easily cut off their tightened skin while they are still alive.For more information and to enter the contest, please visit PETA.org.uk or click here.last_img read more

MONTREAL DESIGNERS CREATE A STIR WITH SKIN HEELS THAT COST 10K

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement The silicone skin-like shoes were sculpted to resemble every detail of Dalton’s feet and legs to blend in to her body. It took months to perfect the boots, which Bhaskaran explains is the reason for the footwear’s expensive price tag – a whopping $10,000.“It is a jaw-dropping number, $10,000 for a pair of shoes, but the thing is, it is a sculpture,” said Bhaskaran, who is non-binary.The pair met each other while they were attending a fashion program at LaSalle College four years ago. Since then, Bhaskaran said they’ve been inseparable.“It was the first time that I’ve met somebody who didn’t judge me and I didn’t judge Hannah,” they said. “We bonded over a lot of the aspects we don’t like about fashion, so in terms of the overconsumption, child labour, a lot of really horrifying things that goes on behind the fashion industry.” Facebook With their long fleshy heels, horned protrusions, and human-like toes resting on a strange, upside-down platform, Fecal Matter’s “skin heels” have certainly elicited a reaction.The shocking thigh-boots, which have been molded to resemble a human leg and foot with obvious modifications, was created by Montreal-based designers Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran.“The intention behind the shoe is really to question what it means to be human,” Bhaskaran explained during a telephone interview with CTVNews.ca on Tuesday. “We’ve always been fascinated by the human body and experimenting with what that could look like.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Rafale Govt seeks deferment of Tuesdays hearing in Apex court

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday allowed the Centre to circulate a letter among parties concerned for adjournment in Tuesday’s scheduled hearing on pleas seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict of December 14 last year.The Centre, in its letter, said it needs time to file reply on merits on the review petitions. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna allowed senior advocate R Balasubramanian, appearing for the Centre, to circulate the letter among the parties which include Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhpetitioners who have filed review pleas. The bench, however, did not say anything on the issue of adjournment of scheduled hearing on Tuesday. The review petitions filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan is listed for hearing before a bench headed by the Chief Justice on Tuesday in the post lunch session. Two other review petitions — filed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh and advocate Vineet Dhanda — are also listed for hearing on Tuesday. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe Centre has said in the letter that the government has raised certain preliminary objections on maintainability of certain documents relied upon in the review petitions and the court had decided the issue on April 10. It said that since the government has not filed any reply on merit of the review pleas, it would need some time to file a detailed reply to the petitions seeking review of December 14, 2018 verdict in Rafale fighter jet deal case. In a setback to the Centre, the apex court on April 10 allowed the pleas which relied on leaked documents for seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government’s preliminary objections claiming “privilege” over them. The Centre had submitted that three privileged documents were unauthorisedly removed from the Defence Ministry and used by the petitioners to support their review petitions against the December 14, 2018 judgement of the apex court which had dismissed all pleas challenging the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The top court had rejected the objections raised by the Centre that those documents were not admissible as evidence under Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act, and no one can produce them in court without the permission of the department concerned as they are also protected under the Official Secrets Act. It had noted that all the three documents were in “public domain” and published by prominent daily The Hindu were “in consonance with the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech”. It had said the documents used in the pleas were published in The Hindu’ in February and one of the papers was also published by The Wire’. The apex court had also noted that no law enacted by Parliament specifically barring or prohibiting the publication of such documents on any of the grounds mentioned in Article 19(2) of the Constitution has been brought to its notice. The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft manufactured by French aerospace company Dassault Aviation. A deal to procure the jets was signed between India and France in 2015. The delivery is expected to begin in September this year. In the December 14 verdict, the apex court said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France and dismissed all the petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000 crore deal. The top court had said there was no substantial evidence of commercial favouritism to any private entity.last_img read more

BFI London Film Festival to Feature Moroccan Movie The Unknown Saint

Rabat – After making its debut last May during the Cannes Film Festival, “The Unknown Saint” will be showcased during BFI London Film Festival, which will take place from October 2nd to 13th. The movie is the first feature film by Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem.BFI London Film Festival is one of the most important annual film festivals in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1953 by the British Film Institute (BFI) and it is sponsored by the British newspaper The Times. Every year, the festival features more than 300 films and documentaries of various lengths, from around 50 countries.After projections in Melbourne (Australia), Marseille (France), and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the movie will be projected in the British capital twice, on October 2 and 4. “The Unknown Saint” stars Moroccan actors Younes Bouab, Anas El Baz, Hassan Badida, Salah Bensalah, and Bouchaib Essamak. It tells the story of Amine, a young thief, who digs a grave to hide a bag of money, before his capture by the police. Released from prison ten years later, he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an “unknown Saint” built directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.The movie blends a modern myth with caricatural comedy. It is a Franco-Moroccan co-production, financed by Doha Foundation, with the participation of Germany, Lebanon, and Qatar. read more

Crescent Point adjusts executive pay cuts spending as proxy battle nears end

CALGARY — Crescent Point Energy is adjusting its executive pay criteria, cutting $25 million from 2018 capital spending and announcing an asset sale to pay down debt as it faces a showdown with a dissident shareholder at its annual meeting on Friday.It reported a surprise net loss of $91 million or 17 cents per share for the three months ended March 31, compared with a net profit of $119 million in the year-earlier period. Analysts had expected a profit of seven cents according to Thomson Reuters.The company has been roundly criticized by Cation Capital Inc., which attributes its poor share performance to unwise spending decisions and overly-generous executive compensation.The dissident shareholder has nominated four directors to be elected to Crescent Point’s 10-director board on Friday, a move opposed by the Calgary-based company.On a conference call to discuss first-quarter results on Thursday, Crescent Point executives said they would not comment on which side is leading so far in shareholder voting.Cation spokesman Dan Gagnier says the vote is “too close to call” and added a media report from an unnamed source suggesting the dissident slate has already been defeated shouldn’t be believed.Crescent Point says its board of directors has added a drilling rate-of-return metric to its pay-for-performance plan to “incorporate feedback and further align compensation with returns and capital allocation.”It added it has a deal to sell $225 million in non-core assets to an unnamed buyer that is expected to close before June 30, and that its spending this year will fall to $1.775 billion.Crescent Point’s operating earnings were $63 million versus $62 million in the first quarter of 2017.It reported production of 178,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 173,300 boe/d in the same period of last year. read more

BMO appoints head of Capital Markets as new chief operating officer

BMO appoints head of Capital Markets as new chief operating officer TORONTO – BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) says Darryl White will become its chief operating officer on Tuesday, one of a number of high-level appointments announced Friday by the bank.White succeeds Frank Techar, who will become vice-chair of BMO Financial Group. Techar has been COO since November 2013.The moves were among several announced by Bill Downe, who has been BMO’s chief executive since 2007.As chief operating officer, White will head BMO’s personal, commercial and wealth businesses. He will also oversee marketing and the bank’s technology operations, the bank said.White has been group head for BMO Capital Markets. He’ll be succeeded in that job by Patrick Cronin.In his new role as vice-chair, Techar will work to help the bank grow its business with a particular focus on the U.S. Midwest.Techar joined the bank in 1984 and led its U.S. personal and commercial banking business from 2002 until 2006 when he was appointed head of BMO’s Canadian personal and commercial banking business. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 28, 2016 12:00 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

FOX Networks suing Bangkok Bank over TV payment guarantees

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2016 6:45 am MDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FOX Networks suing Bangkok Bank over TV payment guarantees BANGKOK – An Asian unit of 21st Century Fox announced Wednesday it has launched legal action against Thailand’s biggest bank for failing to honour payment guarantees it made on behalf of operators of two digital TV channels.FOX Networks Group Asia, a distributor of programming from the Fox Television Group, said in a statement it acted after Bangkok Bank failed to honour two separate guarantees for payments by GMM Grammy PCL and CTH PCL for distribution of its channels in Thailand.It said that under 5-year agreements signed in 2013, the Thai companies owed FOX more than $71 million.Bangkok Bank responded that the guarantees applied if the Thai companies broke their contracts with FOX, but the companies said it was FOX that violated the contracts’ terms. It added that because FOX is suing CTH and Bangkok Bank in a Hong Kong court, it could not provide details.FOX said it initiated legal action in Hong Kong on Monday after months of receiving no response from Bangkok Bank to its claims. It said in a separate note it had begun legal action against GMM and Bangkok Bank in Thai courts in March, and that GMM stopped paying FOX license fees in September last year.“It’s a severe disappointment to us that a major Thai bank is failing to honour its guarantees, and its consequences go well beyond my own company, especially at a time of heightened sensitivity for investor confidence,” Zubin Gandevia , president for Asia Pacific and Middle East for Fox Networks Group, said in the statement.GMM, a diversified entertainment and production company, and CTH, a pay TV operator, had won bids with Thailand’s broadcast regulator to operate digital television channels starting in 2014, but many bidders struggled with the high costs of their licenses. CTH, which had already spent heavily on obtaining broadcast rights for English Premier League football, stopped broadcasting in September this year.According to FOX, Bangkok Bank provided guarantees for 14 of the 24 channel licenses auctioned by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, representing more than $600 million, or approximately 41 per cent of the $1.46 billion in spectrum license fees raised. read more

Thad Matta to his team Represent the university in NCAA Tournament

OSU coach Thad Matta barks orders to his team during a game against Michigan State in the 2015 Big Ten Tournament in Chicago on March 13. OSU lost, 76-67. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWith the Ohio State men’s basketball team heading into its seventh straight NCAA Tournament with a unique mix of freshmen and seniors, coach Thad Matta said he doesn’t want his team playing for him, or themselves.“The biggest battle cry they have heard from me throughout this year has been play for one thing, and one thing only, and that’s Ohio State,” he said.Matta’s reasoning for what some might call his own version of the ‘Buckeye Battle Cry,’ came from an unusual, but personal experience.The 11-year OSU coach was getting lunch at a sandwich shop before a game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., when he came across two elderly people donning Buckeye gear, he said.“They said, ‘Coach Matta we are shocked to see you sitting in here on game day, could we take a picture with you? This is our Christmas gift to each other,’” Matta recalled. “(They said) ‘We live in Toledo and we came to Chicago to watch the Buckeyes.’“I wonder how many guys on this team would understand what that means? It touched me, and it made me say, ‘Damn it Thad, you’ve got to win for those two people who saved their money to come watch us play in Chicago.’”With a current roster that has just four Ohio natives on it, the OSU men’s basketball team also holds five freshmen and six seniors, but Matta said he wants them to come together and win for the school and its fans.“It’s a heck of a lot bigger than us. We have something that we have to represent. I think when we do that, we play pretty good basketball,” Matta said. “I don’t care what (class) you are, just represent the university.”The senior class on the OSU roster has seen almost all there is to see when it comes to the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Final Four and the Elite Eight before being bounced in the first round last year against Dayton.The current senior class has just one Ohio native on it — forward Jake Lorbach, who joined the team prior to the 2012-2013 season — but is hungry to get back to past glory.“I can’t speak for everybody, but I have a good feeling everybody is going to play their hardest basketball right now,” senior guard Shannon Scott said. “We might not shoot the ball well, we might get outrebounded and all that stuff, but (they) are not going to have more heart than us on the court.”The Buckeyes were given a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament and are set to play Virginia Commonwealth, a team that made its own Final Four run just a year before OSU’s seniors walked into Columbus.Senior forward Sam Thompson said while he doesn’t know much about the Rams, he remembers their Cinderella run.“I was a fan when they made their deep run. We know that they are going to play hard,” Thompson said. “They are going to play with a ton of energy, and we are going to do the same thing.”Going back to Matta’s theme, Thompson said that regardless of their seeding in the tournament, he came to OSU for a reason.“This is the best time of the year, this is what we came to Ohio State to do – to play in the NCAA Tournament and have a chance to compete in the month of March,” Thompson said.The Buckeyes will have a chance to do just that on Thursday as they are set to tip against VCU from Portland, Ore. read more

Simple pill can end symptoms of gluten intolerance scientists say

first_img“Since even small amounts of gluten can affect gluten-sensitive patients, this supplement can play an important role in addressing the residual gluten that is often the cause of uncomfortable symptoms.”Our results suggest that this enzyme can potentially reduce the side effects that occur when gluten-sensitive individuals accidentally eat a little gluten.”We are not suggesting that AN-PEP will give these individuals the ability to eat pizza or pasta, sources of large amounts of gluten, but it might make them feel better if they mistakenly ingest gluten.”She stressed that the enzyme was not tested on coeliac disease patients, who can be seriously harmed by even small amounts of gluten. Coeliac patients should not consume any gluten, even with the enzyme, Dr Konig warned. The findings were presented to experts attending the Digestive Disease Week 2017 meeting in Chicago.Dr Konig added: “This substance allows gluten-sensitive patients to feel safer, for example, when they are out with friends at a restaurant and can’t be sure whether something is 100% gluten-free. Shelves of gluten, dairy and nut free food on shelves in a Tesco storeCredit:Alamy Lead researcher Dr Julia Konig, from the University of Orebro in Sweden, said: “Since even small amounts of gluten can affect gluten-sensitive patients, this supplement can play an important role in addressing the residual gluten that is often the cause of uncomfortable symptoms.”Studies show that even when following a gluten-free diet, unintentional gluten intake can still occur, depending on how strict a gluten-free dieter is.”For the study, 18 gluten-sensitive volunteers were given a porridge made with two crumbled wheat biscuits containing gluten. 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.center_img Gluten intolerance can partly be overcome by swallowing an enzyme pill with food, research has shown.The simple measure can allow people sensitive to the wheat protein to consume small quantities of gluten without experiencing bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.Scientists say the discovery could be a “game-changer” for gluten-intolerant individuals who have to be super-careful about what they eat. They also took high or low doses of the enzyme AN-PEP, or a “dummy” placebo pill. Both doses of the enzyme were found to break down gluten in the stomach and small intestine.Gluten levels in the stomach were 85 per cent lower in participants who swallowed the enzyme than in those given the placebo.Compared with the placebo, taking the enzyme lowered gluten levels by up to 87 per cent once food had reached the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine. Shelves of gluten, dairy and nut free food on shelves in a Tesco storelast_img read more

The Raspberry Pi Makes A Great DIY Surveillance System

first_img Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Plug-and-play wireless security cameras are cheap as chips these days. Unfortunately, many are made by companies that care very little about security… so why not build your own with a Raspberry Pi?Sure, you can just hop on Amazon and pick up connected cameras for $30 or so, but why not go the geeky route instead? You’ll only spend a few extra dollars, and at the end of the process, you’ll have the satisfaction of being able to say you built your very own Big Brother setup from scratch!The key to building a low-hassle, Pi-powered surveillance system is motionEye OS. It’s a Linux-based OS purpose-built to tackle this very task. All models of the Raspberry Pi are compatible, from the dirt-cheap RPi Zero to the bigger and better Raspberry Pi 3.You can even use several Pi alternatives if you’re so inclined, like Hardkernel’s ODROID boards, but it’s tough to beat the massive Raspberry Pi community when it comes to support.To get started, you’ll need to order or scrounge a few other things — a camera module or a USB camera, for starters, a micro SD card for the OS, and a power source. You can go totally wireless if you want and  run your cameras off power banks if you don’t mind recharging regularly.It’s not as daunting a project as you might think. TechRadar’s how to post provides a nice walkthrough of the process, and you can find solutions to most common issues on the motionEye OS FAQ.The end result is a professional-looking surveillance system that you can proudly show off to your geeky friends… or you can let them find out about it later when you post the embarrassing party footage you captured. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Neville Rashford can become something really special for Man United

first_imgManchester United legend Gary Neville believes Marcus Rashford has the potential to go beyond becoming a top-class playerThe 21-year-old striker appears to be another star who has benefitted from Jose Mourinho’s departure at Old Trafford after struggling for regular starts.This led to uncertainty surrounding Rashford’s future with ex-United star Garth Crooks accusing Mourinho of “killing” him last month.Under interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, Rashford has been given a new lease of life with the Norwegian playing him in a central forward role.And Rashford has repaid Solskjaer’s faith by scoring three goals in his four matches in charge of United, which has kept Romelu Lukaku benched.“The spring in the counter-attack is there and Rashford playing up front is fantastic – I love him to bits,” Neville told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He’s played nearly 150 games at the age of 21 and his potential is enormous. It’s actually now stepping up beyond the potential to where he will be a top-class player.“People will talk about Romelu Lukaku and how is he getting back in the team – don’t worry about that, worry about the kid that’s playing that’s going to devastate teams.“He gives them mobility. They just need more energy up front. Lukaku has not been at his best.“He has earned his chance. He gives them something different and he is a fantastic player.“He is on the right trajectory to become something really special for Manchester United.”The Red Devils will next face Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.last_img read more

Ramanis tweets were not meant to raise awareness on sexual

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Union Minister MJ Akbar on Saturday stated in a Delhi court that it is wrong to suggest that the articles and tweets of journalist Priya Ramani were meant to raise awareness regarding the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace. Akbar, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal for his cross-examination in connection with a defamation case filed by him against Ramani, said in court, “It is wrong to suggest that the articles and tweets of Priya Ramani were meant to raise awareness of pervasiveness of the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace.” Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us He added, “It is also wrong to suggest that Ramani’s disclosures in her tweets and articles relating to him were true and made in good faith for public interest and for public good.” Claiming that he had no intention to target Ramani by filing a defamation case in the matter against her, he said, “It is wrong to say that present complaint I filed is false and without merit and that I have been selective in filing this complaint against Priya Ramani in order to target her.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “I worked with a journalist Pallavi Gogoi in 1994 at Asian Age. I was made aware of an article Mark-M written by Pallavi Gogoi in the Washington Post dated 01.11.2018. But I deny all those allegations. It is a matter of public record that on 02.11.2018, I released a statement to ANI in relation to the allegations made by Pallavi Gogoi. It is correct that my wife has also released a statement to ANI from portion A to A on 02.11.2018,” Akbar said in response to a question put forth by Ramani’s counsel, senior advocate Rebecca John. Advertise With Us The court has posted the matter for cross-examination of Akbar’s witness for July 15 and 17. Ramani had on April 10 pleaded not guilty before the court and claimed trial after the court framed defamation charges against her on a criminal complaint of Akbar. In one of the past hearings, the ACMM had also granted a permanent exemption to Ramani from personal appearance in the hearings to follow.I n February, Ramani was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 10,000. She was the first woman to accuse Akbar of sexual harassment during the #MeToo campaign. Akbar had filed a defamation case against the journalist for accusing him of sexual misconduct. The allegations levelled against him forced him to resign from the Union Cabinet on October 17, 2018.last_img read more

Bus plunges into Naogaon ditch 2 killed

first_imgAt least two people were killed and 30 others injured as a tour bus carrying 70 people plunged into a deep ditch near Tulshiganj bridge in Naogaon’s Sadar upazila on Thursday evening.The deceased were identified as Liton Hossain, 35, son of Guljar Ali of Bakhra village in Kalai upazila under Joypurhat district and Zahidul Islam, 45, cook of the tour bus, son of Yakub Ali of the same village.Naogaon district Police Super Iqbal Hossain said a study tour bus carrying some 70 people, including guardians, teachers and students, of Bright Future Academy of Kalai upazila of Joypurhat was returning home after visiting the town.The bus drove into the ditch while taking a U-turn near the bridge at around 6:00pm, leaving two dead on the spot and 30 others, including women and children, injured, added the SP.On information, three firefighting units rushed in and conducted a one-hour rescue operation and recovered the injured, said, assistant director of Naogaon district Fire Service and Civil Defense SM Morshed.The injured were taken to Naogaon Sadar Hospital, he added.last_img read more

Philippine president slammed for calling God stupid

first_imgIn this Tuesday, 11 June 2018, file photo, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebrations south of Manila, Philippines. President Duterte, notorious for having insulted the pope and former US president Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God `stupid` in Asia`s bastion of Catholicism. Photo : APThe Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former US president Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country.Opposition Sen Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing president Rodrigo Duterte as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness and ruthlessness of his policies.” Even some of Duterte’s political allies were critical.A Catholic Bishop, Arturo Bastes, called the president a “madman” and urged Filipinos to pray for an end to Duterte’s “blasphemous utterances and dictatorial tendencies.””Duterte’s tirade against God and the Bible reveals again that he is a psychological freak, a psychopath, an abnormal mind who should have not been elected as president of our civilized and Christian nation,” Bastes said.Another bishop, Ruperto Santos, said the president had crossed a line.Duterte questioned in a televised speech Friday the Biblical story of man’s creation and asked why God created Adam and Eve only to allow them to succumb to temptation that destroyed their purity.”Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” said the 73-year-old leader, known for his rambling public statements. “How can you rationalise a God? Do you believe?”Duterte lamented that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sins … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition,” he said.Sen Panfilo Lacson, a former national police chief, said he has often backed Duterte’s policies, but after the president’s utterances against God “to whom I pray every single day and with whom I’ve found solace and comfort in all my difficult times, I don’t even have to think of my choice.””May my God forgive him and make him atone for all his sins,” Lacson said.Duterte’s spokesman defended his remarks, saying the president has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited his previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused as a student by a priest.Duterte stressed that right in another speech Monday. “Why do you bind me with something very stupid? I was given my own mind by God.”Duterte shocked Filipino Catholics in 2015 when he cursed visiting Pope Francis for having triggered a monstrous traffic in Manila. He later apologised, but has repeatedly lashed out at bishops and the dominant Catholic church, which has criticised his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.Obama, who also raised alarm over the drug killings under Duterte, was also a target of the Philippine leader’s tongue-lashing. He once said the American leader should “go to hell.”The former longtime city mayor has repeatedly declared he does not care about human rights and has threatened drug dealers and other criminals with death. He warned he would withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations after its human rights experts called for an independent investigation into extrajudicial killings under his rule. He described the world body as hypocritical for failing to prevent genocides worldwide.last_img

Things not to eat before going to bed

first_imgOne should eat carefully to stay fit and fabulous but keeping a check on your diet before going to bed needs extra attention as some food items have the tendency to disturb your sleep if taken regularly.Chocolate: Dark chocolate is considered to be healthy for containing magnesium and antioxidants, but it also contains caffeine, which could keep you awake. So one should avoid it specially during night time as it may create hindrance in your sound sleep. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNut Butter: Nut butter is a healthy source of fat. Also, it may help in losing weight but fats digest slow and may remain present in your stomach all night if consumed in large quantities, hence, may lead to disturbed sleep. So keep high fat foods like (nuts, cheese, cream sauces) relatively low at night.Chilies and spicy foods: Chilies are healthy if made with the right mix of ingredients, but they are spicy, and may end up causing heartburn, if consumed late in the night and may result in killing your sleep. Heavily spiced foods should be avoided at night because if your sleep is disturbed, your health will deteriorate. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGreasy or fat-filled foods: Greasy, heavy, fatty foods would make your stomach overwork throughout night, resulting in disturbed sleep and making you sluggish next morning. So fast food, nuts, ice cream, or super cheesy foods should be avoided before bed. Chinese Food: This is another food item that is important to avoid during night as the MSG (Monosodium Glutamate, flavour enhancer) found in Chinese food works in a similar manner as the caffeine would do in the body, making it really difficult to fall asleep.  Milk: Though we consider milk to be a rich source of protein and calcium, it may kill your sleep if you drink it before bed because of its lactose content that can create digestive issues in many individuals. Especially if you are lactose intolerant, you should avoid it.Red meat and other non-veg items: Eating red meats and other non veg items in large amounts at night will remain in your digestive system for long time and it will make it hard for you to get sound sleep while you’re digesting. So red meat and eating a large portion of chicken or pork may affect you the worst leading to troubled sleep along with weight gain.Celery: Celery is a vegetable that acts as a diuretic in the body, which results in making you pee a lot. Hence you should avoid taking celery at night.Rice: If large amounts of rice is consumed at night, it encourages your body to store excess fat that it doesn’t need and make it harder to lose weight. It can also lead to water retention.last_img read more

Warriors super team looks super average in debut blowout loss

first_img Advertisement It’s just one game, but the first impression of Golden State’s newly formed super team, with offseason mega free agent acquisition Kevin Durant, was a resounding disappointment.The Warriors were smoked in their regular season opener at Oracle Arena by the Spurs, 129-100, in a game that brought to the surface many of the newly formed offensive juggernaut’s potential weaknesses.Kevin Durant scored 27 points and reigning MVP Steph Curry added 26 for the Warriors, but Golden State was a miserable 7-33 from 3, committed 16 turnovers, and were killed on the boards, where their undersized frontcourt was outrebounded 55-35.For a team that’s built on perimeter shooting, it’s not clear what their fallback position is if their shots aren’t falling, especially against a top-tier team like San Antonio. The Warriors also didn’t have any defensive answers for Kawhi Leonard, who led all scorers with 35, and Lamarcus Aldridge (26 points) in the frontcourt.For the Warriors, it’s only one game, but based on expectations, it was unquestionably a bust. The Oakland fans came out to see a dominating performance, unfortunately for them, it was the Spurs that put on the show. It was actually a clinic.First game of the season was a fun one! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/DPNQkua1Qd— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 26, 2016last_img read more

New HIV cases up 3147 in the Philippines as crisis gets worse

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Photo: Twitter via @AsCorrespondent HIV in the Philippines has been described as a national emergency, with the latest figures confirming the worst. GAYSTARNEWS-center_img ‘[HIV] has been festering [because of] historically low condom use due to shame and stigma and a misconception that condoms are not pleasurable.’The country is one of 10 in the Asia Pacific that accounts for 95% of new HIV cases in the region. It is also the country with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the Asia Pacific.Young people most at riskYoung men who have sex with men were the most at risk of acquiring HIV. Trans women who have sex with men were also likely to be most affected.The Philippines has one of the highest proportion of adolescents living with HIV. Almost 10% of total people living with HIV.The DOH estimated in less than 10 years more than 90% of people living with HIV will be under 30.‘The latest data on HIV/AIDS in the Philippines is terrifying. The victims are getting younger and there are many young millennial men having sex with other men who contract HIV in the process,’ said Federal politician Harlin Neil Abayon in a statement last year.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Philippines President says don’t use condoms because they’re ‘not pleasurable’Inspired by Pokemon Go, Philippines app helps LGBTI access condomsBig HIV testing day for the Philippines to combat ‘national emergency’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-hiv-cases-3147-philippines-crisis-gets-worse/ New HIV cases in 2017 hit 11,103, which was an almost 20% jump on 2016’s figure of 9,264 cases.That means in the past 10 years, HIV diagnoses have gone up 3,147% from just 342 cases in 2007.The Philippines Department of Health [DOH] released the alarming figures in its February Health Report.Philippines’ ‘terrifying’ HIV numbers came just days after President Rodrigo Duterte said people should not use condoms because they were ‘not pleasurable‘.‘His comment on condoms tells us how little he knows about the HIV epidemic in the Philippines, and how condoms are a scientifically proven method to prevent its spread,’ Filipino journalist Ana Santos told Al Jazeera.last_img read more