N Korea No more Ntalks unless US changes stance

first_imgSeoul: North Korea said on Friday its deadlocked nuclear talks with Washington “will never be resumed” unless the US adopts a new approach, again blaming it for the collapse of the Hanoi summit in February. US President Donald Trump’s second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke up without an agreement or even a joint statement as the two failed to reach a deal on sanctions relief and what Pyongyang would be willing to give up of its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic programmes. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’According to reports Trump gave Kim a written list of demands and Pyongyang has since accused Washington of acting in “bad faith”, giving it until the end of this year to change its approach. The North’s statement on Friday, released by its official news agency KCNA, reiterated its stance. The “underlying cause” of the “setback” in Hanoi was “the arbitrary and dishonest position taken by the United States”, it quoted a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson as saying. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThe US had insisted on “a method which is totally impossible to get through”, it said. Unless Washington “comes forward with a new method of calculation”, it said, “the DPRK-US dialogue will never be resumed and by extension, the prospect for resolving the nuclear issue will be much gloomy”. KCNA refrained from criticising Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or National Security Adviser John Bolton by name. The report came about a week after Pyongyang had demanded the United Nations take “urgent measures” to help return a cargo ship seized by the US for alleged sanctions violations, calling the move a “heinous” act. Pyongyang’s foreign ministry also denounced it as an “outright denial” of the spirit of the Singapore summit Trump and Kim held last year. Earlier this month the North also sought to raise the pressure by launching several short-range missiles, its first such tests for more than a year. “And the further its mistrust and hostile acts towards the DPRK grow, the fiercer our reaction will be,” KCNA said.last_img read more

Simple system fuelled Laval corruption Crown tells Quebec moguls trial

first_imgLAVAL, Que. – A well-known Quebec construction mogul was involved in a kickback system so simple it is unbelievable it wasn’t discovered sooner, the Crown told the opening of his fraud and corruption trial Thursday.Tony Accurso faces five charges: conspiracy to commit corruption in municipal affairs; conspiracy to commit fraud; fraud; corruption of municipal officials; and breach of trust.Prosecutor Richard Rougeau told Accurso’s Quebec Superior Court jury trial he intends to demonstrate the accused participated for years in a “well-honed” system of bribery and collusion in the awarding of municipal contracts in Laval, north of Montreal.Rougeau added it “was so simple” it was amazing it didn’t come to light more quickly.Accurso, 65, is on trial for charges stemming from a corruption scheme that included former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt.In his opening statement, Rougeau described a practice in which high-ranking public servants in conjunction with Vaillancourt decided in advance which firms among a small group of entrepreneurs would obtain a contract.The contractor was notified and competitors agreed to submit higher bids when a call for tenders was issued.In exchange, the winning firm would give a kickback — in cash, in a brown envelope — to bagmen, sums that were “used to corrupt the municipal officials involved,” he said.The kickbacks “were the price to pay to get contracts in a fraudulent manner,” Rougeau said.The Crown said it intends to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Accurso and his companies, Simard-Beaudry Construction and Louisbourg Construction, were involved in this system.He added he would demonstrate that Accurso and Vaillancourt held meetings where criminal acts occurred.Quebec’s anti-corruption unit charged 37 people in 2013 for taking part in a collusion and corruption system surrounding the awarding of public contracts in Laval between 1996 and 2010.Of those arrested, three have died, six had charges stayed because of an unreasonable delay in the case and 27 pleaded guilty, including Vaillancourt, who was sentenced to six years behind bars and ordered to repay $8 million.The last remaining accused is Accurso, who pleaded not guilty and opted for a trial that is expected to last until the end of January.The first witness to take the stand Thursday was Gilles Theberge, a former construction contractor.last_img read more

Gisele Bundchen Don Cheadle And Ian Somerhalder Launch World Environment Day Challenge

first_imgSupermodel Gisele Bundchen, actors Don Cheadle and Ian Somerhalder and footballer Yaya Touré – all UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors – have launched a challenge to see who can rally the most registered activities for World Environment Day 2014.Video: Gisele kicks it for #WorldEnvironmentDayTheir call to action, Message in the Bottle, asks individuals around the world to join one of the celebrities’ teams and make a difference by pledging to take action in support of World Environment Day, which culminates globally on 5 June. These pledges can be registered at wedchallenge.com.The campaign features a variety of Public Service Announcements in 7 languages which will run on CNN, large format billboards in Times Square in New York City and Piccadilly Circus in London, and on-line.In a unique creative approach, viewers get to see Don Cheadle playing trumpet to prepare for his upcoming directorial debut and lead role as Miles Davis, Gisele practicing her beloved martial art, Kung Fu, and Yaya Touré getting mentally prepared for the run up to the World Cup.“These global celebrities are giving fans a unique glimpse into the private moments that make them who they are,” said Jeffrey Nachmanoff, director of the Public Service Announcements, screenwriter for the climate blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow and writer/director of Traitor and the CBS series Hostages.“They are then interrupted in these moments by a message in the bottle which is an unexpected play on their roles and provides a twist that should get the viewer’s attention and encourage them to want to go to the site to get involved,” he added.This is the second time that Nachmanoff has lent his talent to create a UNEP public service announcement, the first was for the Seal the Deal Climate Campaign in 2009. He worked alongside accomplished cinematographers, Jim and Nicole Whitaker on both UNEP projects. Game 7 Films of New York City produced the films.Notably, the award-winning band The Police donated the sound track of the iconic song, Message in the Bottle, to support the campaign.World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.Over the years, it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. It’s the “people’s day” for doing something good for the environment, and for galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates a substantial positive impact on the planet.In support of the UN’s designation of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States, WED 2014 has adopted Small Island Developing States as its theme in the broader context of climate change.The objective is to encourage a greater understanding of the importance of SIDS and the urgency to help protect the islands in the face of growing risks and vulnerabilities, particularly as a result of climate change, and to demonstrate the connections between these ecosystems and ours.From Trinidad and Tobago to Tonga, Samoa to Suriname, the problems that these small islands face – climate change, waste management, unsustainable consumption, degradation of natural resources, extreme natural disasters in the midst of overpopulation and continuing industrialization – are the problems that face us all.For Small Island Developing States, climate change is foremost among these challenges, as global warming is causing ocean levels to rise.According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global sea levels are rising at an increased rate. This is projected to be increase even further this century. When the global temperature warms, seawater expands and occupies more space. Sea levels also rise when polar ice melts.Coastal communities in every country are then threatened with floods and storm surges, to which Small Island Developing States are the most exposed. Many of these islands’ inhabited areas and cultural sites are potentially in danger of being lost to sea-level rise.WED 2014 underscores that we all face similar challenges and are connected and united by a common goal: a sustainable and prosperous life for everyone on this planet. Every action, pledge, and activity counts and, when multiplied by a global chorus, becomes exponential in its impact. Make your voice heard and register at wedchallenge.com.last_img read more

Canopy Growth forms JV to convert Quebec tomato greenhouse to cannabis

first_imgMIRABEL, Que. – Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a joint-venture deal with Les Serres Stephane Bertrand Inc., a large-scale tomato greenhouse operator in Quebec.The joint venture will lease a greenhouse used for tomatoes and other vegetables from Bertrand that will be upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production by April 2018.Canopy (TSX:WEED) says an application for this site has been submitted and subject to Health Canada and other regulatory approvals it expects being ready to begin production by May 2018.The greenhouse holds an Ecocert “organic” certification.Canopy has agreed to issue Bertrand $2.75 million in shares in four equal tranches, based on certain milestones. To fund the development of the joint venture, Canopy’s Canopy Rivers subsidiary will also contribute $15 million in cash and Canopy has agreed to buy all of the cannabis produced during an initial term.Canopy and its Canopy Rivers subsidiary will own a two-thirds stake in the joint venture, while Bertrand, which will operate the joint venture, will hold the remaining third.last_img read more

UN envoy begins talks in Iraq on security and sovereignty issues

2 November 2009A senior United Nations political official held talks today in Baghdad with Iraq’s Prime Minister and defence and national security ministers as part of his discussions with the country’s leadership on Iraq’s security and sovereignty. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, held consultations with Nouri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister, as well as with other senior Government officials, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced last week that he was dispatching Mr. Fernandez-Taranco to Iraq following a request from the Government, days after a double bombing in Baghdad killed around 150 people.In September, during his address to the high-level segment of the General Assembly, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani called on the UN to set up an independent international commission to investigate deadly bombings and attacks that have struck the country since 2008, including the 19 August blasts that killed an estimated 100 people in the capital.Mr. Talabani said that the scope and nature of the attacks meant they could only have been carried out with external help and warranted an outside investigation, as well as a special international court to try those accused of committing the crimes. Last week Mr. Ban said that any probe into these attacks requires a mandate from the UN’s 15-member Security Council. Iraqi lawmakers are also considering amendments to key electoral laws over voter records in the oil-rich, ethnically mixed region of Kirkuk in the north and the publication of candidate lists, which threaten to delay national elections scheduled for January. read more

Children grow body hair from alleged drug mixup in Spain

MADRID — Parents of babies and toddlers in Spain who have developed abnormal body hair plan to sue a pharmaceutical company that put a treatment for hair loss into packages meant for addressing acid reflux and other conditions.Spanish health authorities have blamed the Minoxidil mix-up on Farma-Química Sur. They say the well-known topical treatment was put in packaging that was supposed to contain a syrup with omeprazole, which is used for stomach problems.Spain’s Health Ministry has said at least 20 children from the age of a few weeks to two years have been affected,The mother of a 10-month old boy said Saturday that families are getting preparing to file a joint lawsuit against Farma-Química Sur. The company has been closed down pending an official probe.The Associated Press read more

UN officials welcome Southeast Asian agreement on human trafficking

At a meeting in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, representatives from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam signed a memorandum of understanding that binds them to help them deal with human trafficking in the Mekong river region, one of the world’s hotspots for the problem.The agreement – the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region – includes measures to establish a network to repatriate victims to their home countries, improve extradition procedures and create links between specialist police units in each State.Hailing the agreement, J. K. Robert England, Chair of the Regional UN Working Group on Human Trafficking, said cross-border collaboration is essential to defeating the trade in human trafficking. He also welcomed “the balance between law enforcement and human security that the memorandum of understanding embodies.”Charles Petrie, UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, said the UN system would support the six nations as they moved to implement the accord. read more

The Dodgers Best Bats Heat Up At Just The Right Time

WORLD SERIES GM. 4 RAA -7.1+2.5 Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, Fangraphs PLAYERPOSREG. SEASON WOBABEFORE 7TH INN.7TH+ INN. Cody Bellinger1B.396-3.5+1.6 Justin Turner3B.411-1.2+0.0 Andre EthierRF.326+0.00.0 The Dodgers’ best bats showed up late in Game 4Weighted on-base average (wOBA) and batting runs above average (RAA) for Los Angeles hitters in 2017 regular season and World Series Enrique HernandezCF.320+0.4-0.5 Yasmani GrandalC.336-0.80.0 Austin BarnesC.396-1.6-0.5 Charlie CulbersonSS.237+1.30.0 Logan Forsythe2B.313-0.7+1.0 Chris TaylorLF.373+0.5-0.3 Joc PedersonLF.331+1.3+1.3 Total The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t buy a run, and their World Series chances were slipping away. After scoring six times off the Houston Astros but coming up short in a crazy, back-and-forth Game 2, they mustered three relatively low-leverage runs in Game 31None of those scores ever brought them any closer than within two runs of the Astros. and were shut out for the first six innings of Game 4. A loss here would have dropped LA’s World Series odds to around 20 percent, if history was any guide, and left this 104-win juggernaut staring at another postseason disappointment.But finally, after waiting most of the series for their bats to heat up, the Dodgers got what they were looking for late Saturday night. Cody Bellinger, who’d gone 0-for-13 in the World Series before the seventh inning of Game 4, delivered a double, then came around to score the tying run on a Logan Forsythe single. Two innings later, Corey Seager, who’d been hitless since Game 2, got on base with a single and scored on another Bellinger double, giving LA a lead it would never relinquish. (Joc Pederson’s three-run insurance homer four batters later also helped.) Suddenly, instead of falling into a 3-1 hole, the Dodgers knotted up the series at two games apiece and are back to being championship favorites again.Before Game 4’s assault on the Astros’ bullpen, the Dodgers as a team had produced 7.1 fewer runs than average in the series based on their weighted on-base average (wOBA),2Using the formula and constants provided at FanGraphs.com. including a collective 6.5 runs below average from the team’s four best hitters during the regular season by wOBA — Bellinger, Seager, Justin Turner and Austin Barnes. But all four batters played a role in LA’s late-innings scoring outburst, during which they collectively produced 1.6 runs above average (to go with 0.9 runs above average from their teammates): Corey SeagerSS.374-0.2+0.5 Yasiel PuigRF.360-1.2-0.5 Chase Utley2B.325-1.40.0 It’s impossible to say whether the Dodgers’ well-timed turnaround at the plate will kick-start their offense over the rest of the series. But they’d definitely been hitting below their talents up to that point — with a wOBA 94 points below their regular-season average — so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Bellinger and company’s late-game performance be part of a positive regression to the mean going forward.As for the Astros, Game 4 was an enormous missed opportunity. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton pitched extremely well — he had a Game Score of 76, tied for seventh-best ever among World Series starters in a game the team ultimately lost — and it was looking like he’d steal Houston a crucial second series win in a game not started by team co-aces Justin Verlander or Dallas Keuchel. Leading up to the World Series, Houston was 5-1 in playoff games started by Verlander/Keuchel but 2-3 in all other games, so getting a pair of wins from Morton and Game 3 starter Lance McCullers would have been a major coup for the Astros at this point in the series.Instead, Houston is left wondering how a bullpen that had outpitched Los Angeles’s early in the series managed to blow such a winnable home contest. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, Astros closer Ken Giles has now allowed as many earned runs (10) in 7⅔ postseason innings as he did in 50⅔ innings during his last 50 appearances of the regular season, and the Houston bullpen as a whole now has a 5.21 ERA during the playoffs — nearly two runs worse than their starters per nine innings.The Astros aren’t doomed, of course. The series is basically a toss-up now, a de facto best-of-three affair that will see them face the Dodgers’ best pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) at home and also be able to use their own top starter (Verlander) to neutralize LA’s home-field advantage in Game 6. But in a flash, the Dodgers’ cold bats warmed up and saved their season, turning what would have been a commanding Houston lead into a series either team can now win.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 2017, 11 a.m.): A previous version of this article mischaracterized the regular-season stats of Ken Giles. His 10 regular-season earned runs allowed came in his last 50 appearances of the season, not the entire season.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.): A previous version of this article said Los Angeles scored seven times in Game 2. The Dodgers scored six times. read more

Gardaí exchange fire with man barricaded in parents house

first_img(Image: Sarah Townsend/Twitter)It is understood the man shot at an unmarked garda car outside the house but no one was injured, though there was some damage to the car.Gardaí said a critical incident was established and an on scene commander was designated in accordance with barricade incident protocols. Two cordons were put in place around the house in question and neighbours were moved out of the area.The scene was then attended by armed units from the Emergency Response Units, trained hostage negotiators and local units.At 1.30pm today, the man exited the house and was arrested. His shotgun was recovered and he is now being detained at Sligo Garda Station.Gardaí said the area is still sealed off to facilitate a technical and ballistic examination.A media blackout was observed while the incident was ongoing today, at the request of gardaí.First posted at 2.40pmRead: Man in 40s hospitalised with head injuries following garda stand-off>Read: Man arrested over Bailieborough death released from hospital for questioning> Updated at 8.38pmA MAN HAS been arrested after barricading himself into his parents house in Sligo with a shotgun in the early hours of this morning.Gardaí were called to the scene just after midnight after receiving a report of suspicious activity at the house on the Strandhill Road.On arrival, local gardaí noticed damage to a patio door and saw a man in his 30s in the house with a firearm. He fired at the officers who retreated to their patrol car and called for backup.A source told TheJournal.ie that the house belongs to the man’s parents, who were away at the Leopardstown Races.Armed units arrived at the scene and the man later discharged further shots, with gardaí returning fire and also using “less lethal” rounds.last_img read more

13 txtr Beagle ereader will cost 69 in the US

first_imgWhen it comes to value for money, nothing can really beat the Kindle as an e-reading device at the moment. At $69 it offers a great screen, storage for over a 1,000 books, and a battery life of about a month. But everyone can be tempted by a bargain, and that’s what the txtr Beagle priced at $13 promised to be.There were a few caveats and compromises to make to pick one up at that price, though. The Beagle doesn’t have any way to load books on to its very limited storage other than through a Bluetooth connection. It also has no rechargeable battery and relies on two AAA batteries for power. It only has a 5-inch 800 x 600 display, and can only hold 5 books at a time. If you want to purchase or transfer books, you need to use your smartphone.Still, $13 is a bargain, right? Well, there’s some bad news. That price point is only being offered across Europe, and only as part of a phone subsidy package. The Beagle will be available to buy in the US, but txtr thinks you’ll be happy to pay $69.99.The only people who would pay $69 for the Beagle are those who’d never encountered a Kindle, or any other e-reader for that matter. For the same price, the Kindle is clearly a much better deal, and you’d be crazy to choose the Beagle instead in my opinion. I’d also question paying the $13 price in Europe due to just how limited this device is.Here’s an unboxing video showing you what it’s like:last_img read more

OBITUARY John F Conner 89

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — John F. Conner, age 89, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on May 10, 2019 at Care One Wilmington.John was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who proudly served his country.John was the beloved husband of Jean H. (Anderson) Conner, devoted father of James Conner of Wilmington, loving “Grampy” of Ryan Conner and Dylan Conner, cherished son of the late Wilbur and Edith Waldron.Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62) Wilmington on Tuesday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Morris “Moe” Anderson, 68In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Anchorage hospitals appeal states ER bed cap

first_imgEntrance to Anchorage’s Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Anchorage’s two largest hospitals are appealing the state’s recent allocation decisions in hopes of building more emergency room beds in the next several years.Download AudioThe Alaska Dispatch News reports that Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospital have both filed appeals accusing the Department of Health and Human Services of making groundless assumptions about costs and the best interests of the public.Too many emergency room beds can push up health care costs, so Alaska, like most states, has laws limiting the capacity of emergency rooms. In July, Providence Alaska received permission to add eight beds, six fewer than it requested. Alaska Regional’s proposal to add two freestanding Emergency Rooms in South Anchorage and Eagle River was denied, in an effort to prevent unnecessary ER costs.The appeals will be heard by an administrative law judge, who will make a recommendation the state’s health commissioner.last_img read more

Walker to return to S Korea to pitch gasline plan

first_imgGovernor Bill Walker is going back to South Korea Saturday for the second time this month to pitch his gasline plan. It’s Walker’s third trip to Asia as governor.Listen Now He was invited back to South Korea by the Future Consensus Institute, a nonprofit research group based in Seoul. The Future Consensus Institute is paying for the Governor’s portion of the trip.Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer will join the governor.According to the Governor’s office, Meyer’s travel expenses are not covered by the Future Consensus Institute.A press release stated that Walker and Meyer will discuss Alaska’s oil and gas potential with the Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, in addition to leaders Korea, China, Russia and the U.K.last_img read more

Flagship phone deal alert Poco F1 with 6GB RAM gets price cut

first_imgXiaomi earlier in the month announced to slash the price of the company’s flagship phone Poco F1 in India and as promised, the 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage model is now available for a good bargain.Prospective consumers who are looking for a premium phone, which doesn’t burn a deep hole in the pocket, you can go for the Poco F1 and you won’t regret it. I had used the Poco F1 for close to a month, and have to say, it’s a true beast of a phone. It comes with a Qualcomm’s time-test Snapdragon octa-core processor, praiseworthy camera, which takes really good videos and a massive battery that will last a whole day if not more with mixed usage. Poco F1 (6GB RAM and 128GB storage) model to get price cut for limited time in IndiaPoco India/Twitter (screen-shot)Recently, it received a software update with Widevine L1 support, which means you can now watch HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, among other multimedia streaming services on the Poco F1.Guess what? Xiaomi has plans to release another update soon to further improve the gaming experience on the Poco F1. It will come with a dedicated Game Turbo mode that will offer user best user-experience with performance boost so that graphics-rich games play flawlessly and buttery smooth on the phone.The price cut on Xiaomi Poco F1 is valid only on 6GB+128GB model. Previously, it used to cost Rs 22,999 and now with the new offer, you can get it for Rs 20,999 on Flipkart and mi.com till March 28 and beyond that, the price of the device will come back to MRP.For those unaware, the Poco F1(review) flaunts a sturdy polycarbonate shell on the back with a dual camera and a fingerprint sensor below it. On the front, it flaunts a 6.18-inch full HD+ display with iPhone X-like notch on the top housing an advanced 20MP camera with an IR sensor for face unlock capability. It can even work in a dark environment. Poco F1 Game Turbo mode will enhance user-experience on the phone.Poco India/Twitter (screen-shot)Under-the-hood, it houses Snapdragon 845 octa-core, Qualcomm’s most powerful and fastest processor to date and it is backed by the Liquid Cool technology and the newly introduced DSP architecture with AI performance that’s three times higher than the previous generation. Supported by up to 8GB LPDDR4x DRAM, Poco F1 can render the most demanding games at high FPS for an unparalleled gaming experience, the company claims.As far as the camera is concerned, it comes with feature-rich 12MP (Sony IMX363, F1.9, 1.4μm) + 5MP AI dual camera, Dual Pixel Autofocus, HDR, Multi-frame Noise Reduction, more than 200 AI scene detection, AI Beautify and AI portrait mode. Poco F1 comes with 6.18-inch full HD display with iPhone X-like notch on the top housing an advanced 20MP camera with IR sensor for face unlock capability. It can even work in the dark environment.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaOn the front, it features equally impressive 20MP sensor with 1.8μm pixel size, 4-in-1 Super Pixel, F2.0 aperture, HDR, AI scene detection, AI Beautify, AI portrait mode and Infrared illuminator + infrared camera for the Face Unlock feature.Poco F1 comes with big 4,000mAh battery, which is enough to last a whole day if not more under mixed usage. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Close Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310?last_img read more

Faiz Kadawallas journey from restaurateur and auto enthusiast to avid filmmaker

first_imgFaiz KadawallaPR HandoutIf Faiz Kadawalla was the name of a Bollywood blockbuster, it sure would have been a multi-grosser action flick with images of lavish cuisines and the tadka of fast cars.Born in a family that ate, breathed and made films, it was quite natural for Faiz Kadawalla to enter the same industry and dabble successfully with a slew of Bollywood films. Son of Hanif kadawalla, his production house, Magnum Films International  has produced blockbusters, such as Dil Hi Toh Hai (1992), Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990), Sanam (1997) and several with a top-rated star cast.Another of his passion is cuisine. Not surprisingly, Faiz Kadawalla is the owner of Arbab in Bandra, known for its mouth-watering Lebanese and Arabic spread. Inspired by the popularity of father Hanif Kadawalla’s Tavaa restaurant, that serves an extensive array of grilled and fried Mughlai fare in a warm, easygoing ambience, Faiz’s Arbab is also a huge hit with celebs and Lebanese and Arabic food aficionados. What sets apart Arbab from the run-of-the-mill eateries is the use of authentic and fresh ingredients, with dishes rustled up by chefs of Lebanese and Arabic origin, thereby retaining their dash of authenticity.However the real tadka in Faiz Kadawalla’s life is his passion for 2 & 4 wheeled beauties.His venture Auto Customs is the only OEM in India to be approved for wraps and PPF by Triumph Motorcycle Co. UK. Auto Customs specialises in dramatically altering the look of your car and making it your most prized possession. Right from the exterior to interiors, to regular maintenance, Auto Customs has it all covered. Auto Customs is known for its cost-effective customisation solutions, trained manpower, advanced equipment and quick turnaround.last_img read more

by Jake Coyle The Associated Press Posted Jan

first_img by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2018 6:11 am PDT Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro’s full-hearted ode to outcasts “The Shape of Water,” embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele, and made “Mudbound” director of photography Rachel Morrison the first woman nominated for best cinematography.In nominations that spanned young and old, studio blockbusters and passion-fueled indies, the 90th annual Academy Awards on Tuesday gave many who have long been shunned by the movie business — women directors, transgender filmmakers, minority actors, even Netflix — something to cheer about.Leading all nominees with 13 nods, including best picture, was “The Shape of Water,” by veteran Mexican filmmaker del Toro, whose Cold War-era fantasy is about a mute office cleaner (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with an amphibious creature.The film, shot in Toronto and Hamilton, came just shy of tying the record of 14 nominations shared by “All About Eve,” ”Titanic” and “La La Land.” Toronto native J. Miles Dale shares in the best picture nomination for the film.But the nominations also carried forward some of the ongoing reckoning of the Me Too movement that has been felt especially acutely in Hollywood, where male filmmakers outnumber women by a ratio of approximately 12-to-1.Gerwig, the writer-director of the nuanced coming-of-age tale “Lady Bird,” became just the fifth woman nominated for best director, following Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow, the sole woman to win, for “The Hurt Locker.” Speaking by phone Tuesday from Los Angeles, Gerwig said the distinction was extremely meaningful.“When I think about Kathryn Bigelow winning and me sitting there watching it and feeling suddenly like, ‘It’s possible,’” said Gerwig. “To be nominated as the fifth woman, I hope that what it does is that women of all ages look at it and they also find the spark within themselves that says: ‘Now I have to go make my movie.’ That’s what I want. And I want it selfishly because I want to see their stories.”Morrison posted Twitter of her nomination: “I hope it tells all the dreamers out there (especially the young girls with cameras in their hands) that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.”In what’s been a wide-open awards season, Oscar voters chose nine best-picture nominees, including four with female protagonists: “The Shape of Water,” ”Lady Bird,” Martin McDonaugh’s rage-fueled comic drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jordan Peele’s horror sensation “Get Out,” Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill drama “Darkest Hour,” Steven Spielberg’s timely newspaper drama “The Post,” Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk,” Luca Guadagnino’s tender love story “Call Me By Your Name” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s twisted romance “Phantom Thread.”One of Gerwig’s first calls of congratulations was to another first-time filmmaker, Peele. The two have been brought together by Hollywood’s months-long Oscar campaigning and their mutual rookie status. (Gerwig previously co-directed a small feature.)Peele becomes the fifth black filmmaker nominated for best director, and the third to helm a best-picture nominee, following Barry Jenkins last year for “Moonlight.” He’s also the third person to receive best picture, director and writing nods for his first feature film after Warren Beatty (“Heaven Can Wait”) and James L. Brooks (“Terms of Endearment”).“I’m going to write. I’m now going to get hard at work on the next one,” Peele said by phone. “One of the greatest things that I get from this whole process is this faith in my voice. It’s like jet fuel. It makes me want to make as many movies that I can in my life.Del Toro said in an interview Tuesday that he would celebrate with an extra chicken sausage for breakfast: “That will be my indulgence for the day.”“You realize that we are all, in some way or another, a bit of an outsider in different ways,” said del Toro of his film’s resonance. “Not fearing the other but embracing the other is the only way to go as a race. The urgency of that message of hope and emotion is what sustained the faith for roughly half a decade that the movie needed to be made.”All of the acting front-runners — Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) — landed their expected nominations. But there were plenty of surprises and more than a few landmarks in the nominations announced from Los Angeles ahead of the March 4 ceremony, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.Meryl Streep scored her 21st nomination, for “The Post,” and John Williams (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) his 51st. Two 89-year-old legends became the oldest nominees: Agnes Varda (“Faces Places,” best documentary) and James Ivory (“Call Me By Your Name,” for adapted screenplay). There were eight first-time acting nominees, including 22-year-old “Call Me By Your Name” breakthrough Timothee Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya, 28, of “Get Out.” Saoirse Ronan, that grizzled 23-year-old, landed her third Oscar nom, for “Lady Bird.”Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”) was nominated for best actor, likely eclipsing James Franco (“Disaster Artist”). Franco was accused of sexual misconduct, which he denied, just days before Oscar voting closed.Canadian Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” also sneaked into the best supporting actor category. Added to the film in reshoots little more than a month before the film’s release, 88-year-old Plummer is the oldest acting nominee ever. “Everything has happened so quickly of late that I am still a trifled stunned but excited by it all,” said Plummer.Perhaps most unexpected was the broad success of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” which scored not only nods for Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor and Lesley Manville, for best supporting actress, but also nominations for best picture, Anderson’s direction, costume design and Johnny Greenwood’s score.Anderson likely displaced Steven Spielberg (“The Post”) and Martin McDonagh, the director of the film many have tapped to win best picture, “Three Billboards.” His absence is a major knock for a film that has endured the harshest backlash of the contenders, with many claiming it’s out of touch in matters of race.Still, “Three Billboards” scored seven nominations Tuesday, behind only “The Shape of Water” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The World War II epic, thus far little-honoured in Hollywood’s awards season, emerged especially strong with Oscar voters, taking eight nominations, many of them in technical categories. It’s Nolan’s first nomination for best director.Though the favourites are largely independent films, a number of blockbusters fared well, including five nods for “Blade Runner 2049,” four for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” three for “Baby Driver,” two for “Beauty and the Beast” and two for Pixar’s “Coco,” which is up for best animated feature. The Wolverine film “Logan” even notched a screenplay nod, a first for a superhero movie.Yet Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” which became the highest grossing movie ever directed by a woman, failed to receive any Oscar nods despite an awards campaign. Sean Baker’s far lower budgeted “The Florida Project” also managed only a supporting actor nomination for Willem Dafoe despite hopes for more.Though some minorities were still absent from the acting categories, the film academy, which has worked to diversify its membership in recent years, voted for a field of nominees almost as diverse as last year when “Moonlight,” ”Fences” and “Hidden Figures” powered a rebuttal to the “Oscars So White” backlash of the two years prior. Four black actors — Washington, Daniel Kaluuya, Spencer and Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) — were among the 20 acting nominees.The documentary category — also including “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” ”Last Men in Aleppo” and two Netflix entries: “Icarus” and “Strong Island” — likewise contained history. Yance Ford, the director of “Strong Island,” about Ford’s investigation into his brother’s 1992 murder, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar.Some had lobbied for “A Fantastic Woman” star Daniela Vega to become the first transgender actor nominated. While Vega didn’t garner a nomination, her film, from Chile, landed in the best foreign language category. The other nominees are: “The Insult,” from Lebanon; “Loveless,” from Russia; “On Body and Soul,” from Hungary; and the Palme d’Or winner “The Square,” from Sweden.Last year’s Oscars broadcast drew 32.9 million viewers for ABC, a four per cent drop from the prior year. More worrisome, however, was a steeper slide in the key demographic of adults aged 18-49, whose viewership was down 14 per cent from 2016.Though the show ran especially long, at three hours and 49 minutes, it finished with a bang: the infamous envelope mix-up that led to “La La Land” being incorrectly announced as the best picture before “Moonlight” was crowned.This year, the academy has prohibited the PwC accountants who handle the envelopes from using cellphones or social media during the show. The accounting firm on Monday also unveiled several reforms including the addition of a third balloting partner in the show’s control room. But the movie business has larger accounting problems. Attendance hit a 24-year low in 2017.It was a dominant if bittersweet day for 20th Century Fox. Its specialty label, Fox Searchlight, is behind both “Three Billboards” and “The Shape of Water,” and Fox released “The Post.” Yet Fox’s leading 27 nominations may soon count for the Walt Disney Co., which last month reached a deal to purchase Fox for $52.4 billion.Both Amazon and Netflix failed to crack the best picture category but earned nominations elsewhere. Netflix’s “Mudbound” scored four nods and Amazon’s “The Big Sick” grabbed a nomination for Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s original screenplay about their real-life romance.“At times we worried it would be insurmountable, or would rip us apart, or even worse — that no one would like it,” Nanjiani and Gordon said in a joint statement. “The fact that it connected with audiences is exhilarating, and this nomination proves that our love is real. We have decided to stay married.”___Associated Press writer Sandy Cohen contributed to this report from Los Angeles.___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeasonlast_img read more

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Dont worry about what anyone might think. [Bloomberg] Contact us at editors@time. Dr Thundiyill continued: "You end up peeing out more than you take in.will try to enter the market in a way to make sure the boosted production will not cause a further drop in prices Production potential does not mean we will be entering the boosted production into the market or stockpile it We will be producing as much as the market can absorb” January 6 according to Reuters Ghamsari underscored Irans aversion to adding downward pressure to crude prices: “We don’t want to start a sort of a price war We will be more subtle in our approach and may gradually increase output I have to say that there is no room to push prices down any further given the level where they are” Ghamsaris measured approach stands in sharp contrast Irans public posture in 2015s second half during which Iranian officials promised to push crude exports energetically as soon as the international community lifted sanctions In September soon after the P5+1 countries reached agreement with Iran on its nuclear program Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh stated that "Production will rise immediately by a half-million barrels per day and after four to five months by an additional half-million barrels" As the December 4 OPEC meeting in Vienna approached Zanganeh asserted that Iran would not seek OPECs permission to export an additional 500000 barrels daily and was not concerned about the impact on crude prices: "The drop in prices wont be a concern for us It should be a concern for those who have replaced Iran" Why the Shift Several explanations for the shift in public posture are possible One is that Irans immediate post-sanction aggressive public posture was a bluffthat Iran currently does not have the physical capacity to produce and export an additional one million barrels and cannot do so without substantial foreign investment International sanctions on Iran over the years have eroded Irans oil production transportation and export infrastructure The conditions of its oil wells likely deteriorated and require extensive maintenance while many pipelines are in poor condition and potentially unfit to handle increased volumes Oilpricecom: Shocking: ISIS Attacks On Libyan Oil Facilities Visible from Space Another (and not necessarily contradictory) explanation is that Iran recognizes its aggressive public posture is proving counterproductivethat it contributed substantially to the decline in crude prices in 2015 The following table provides the monthly OPEC basket crude price for 2015 In the first quarter as global markets absorbed the shock from the shift in OPEC production policy at its November 27 meeting in Vienna crude prices began to stabilize In the second quarter prices increased as markets anticipated supply and demand soon would balance In the third quarter however as an agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran grew increasingly likely markets anticipated that the end to limits on Irans oil exports would delay rebalancing and prices resumed their decline In the fourth quarter Irans assertion that it would increase exports by one million barrels per day in the course of 2016 exacerbated the downward pressure and the OPEC basket price reached its 2015 nadir at $336 In January the OPEC basket price reached ~$30 per barrel The decrease in crude prices means that the incremental 500000 barrels per day will now generate less net export revenue for Iran than exporting only one million barrels at $45 per barrel Assuming that increasing the total incremental export volume to one million barrels per day would cause the OPEC basket price to drop an additional $5 to $25 per barrel net revenues would fall further (annual revenues net of the $15 production cost) Of course Iran will generate more net revenue exporting 15-20 million barrels daily than it will exporting only one million barrels at $30 per barrel However Iran desperately needs foreign investment in its oil industry Due to low crude prices Irans investment in its oil industry has dropped to a trickle Oilpricecom: Rig Count: Capitulation Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh put investment at $6 billion in 2014 and given the continued decline in prices in 2015 investment likely at best remained at this level Saeed Ghavampour strategic planning general manager in Irans oil ministry put the investment requirement at $100-$500 billion over the next five years Goldman Sachs put the requirement at $30 billion over five years and envisaged 350000 barrel per day incremental output At such low crude pricesand given the uncertainty about the timing and extent of any recovery–however investing in the Iranian crude industry loses its financial luster According to the investment contract the Iranian government is promoting the foreign investor will be the junior partner in a three-party investment group that includes the (cash-strapped) Iranian government and the obligatory (and likely cash hungry) Iranian partner What share of revenues can this junior partnerwhom the Iranian government undoubtedly expects to provide the capital equipment and expertise–expect One third One quarter Fifteen percent The following table shows the revenue per barrel a foreign investor could expect at various OPEC barrel crude price points net of the $15 production cost assuming a 30 percent share: Oilpricecom High Risk Modest (at best) Rewards Rather than decreasing as anticipated in the run up to the P5+1 agreement the risks involved in investing in Iran have increased The intensifying conflict with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies is one risk Victor Shum IHS Singapore oil market chief described the conflict as adding "to the calculus of making a long-term capital investment decision in Iran It will slow down investment possibly by months or even years and slow the addition of new output" Oilpricecom: Is $20 Oil A Possibility Within Iran the opening to the West (and restrictions on the nuclear program) faces determined resistance from influential power centersthe Revolutionary Guards the military the nuclear establishment and conservative clerics among others They have expressed their opposition both to attracting Western investment to the energy industry (complicating the oil ministrys efforts to design confirm and present an attractive foreign investment contract) and to the West in general (conducting UN-resolution banned ballistic missile tests arresting trying and imprisoning US citizens expanding military operations in Syria and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen) Finally investors are unlikely to make significant commitments (or any commitments whatsoever) until they are certain about US policyand US policy wont be settled until the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections are over A Republican president and Congress could (in fact are likely to) reverse course on policy toward Iranand to seek to sway its allies policies A Democratic president and Congress could take a harder line on Iran given that Democrats have joined Republicans in questioning the Administrations decision to delay new sanctions on Iran for its recent ballistic missile tests Iranian officials have planned to start the bidding process on oil projects in Marchand they still may hold to this timetable They also likely will draw some participantsRussian Chinese and Indian companies among others They too however may tread carefully Much Ado About Something Or Nothing The next several months should prove interesting volatile and tense for oil producers investors and consumers Markets will be waiting to see whether Oil Minister Zanganeh can deliver on his claim that Iran can add an incremental one million barrels to its crude export in the course of 2016 as well as for the Iranian government to prove it can attract substantial foreign investment to its oil industry The fortunes of producers investors and consumers rest on the answers to these questions This article originally appeared on Oilpricecom Contact us at editors@timecomIllegal downloading of Game of Thrones has 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