SP fields Mulayam from safest Mainpuri LS seat

first_imgLucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Friday released a list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri. Dharmendra Yadav will contest from Badaun, Akshay Yadav from Firozabad, Kamlesh Katheria from Etawah, Bhailal Kol from Robertsganj and Shabbir Valmiki from Bahraich, the party announced. The list was signed by SP national chief general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. The party left Mainpuri, described as its “safest” seat, from Mulayam Yadav, who is MP from Azamgarh right now. He represented Mainpuri in the Lok Sabha in 1996, 2004 and 2009. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mulayam Yadav contested from Azamgarh and Mainpuri and won both. In Mainpuri, his victory margin was a massive 3.64 lakh votes.last_img read more

Attempts to create an uprising Audio

He said that however there are still problems in Iraq, Libya and Egypt even after regime changes were forced in those countries. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has warned of attempts to create an uprising and destabilise the country by creating discord between communities on racial and religious grounds.He recalled that in the Middle East governments were overthrown by sending out SMS messages, staging street protests, instigating the youth and creating clashes among Muslims. The President warned that similar attempts are now being made in Sri Lanka by raising false allegations and creating rifts between the people.“The people should be mindful of this and be cautious,” he said. The President urged the Muslim and Tamil community not to be misled by false propaganda and instead support the reconciliation efforts of the country. (Colombo Gazette)Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/H-E-EDITE-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/H-E-EDITE-002.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Speaking at an election rally in Matale today, the President said that those claims and allegations in Middle East were merely created to overthrow governments. read more

White House wants to push tax overhaul without Democrats

WASHINGTON – A senior administration official said Thursday the White House plans to push its tax overhaul without any support from congressional Democrats.It’s a sign of the intense partisanship over President Donald Trump’s outlines for cutting tax rates in hopes of stimulating faster economic growth, increasing business activity and helping the middle class. The proposal unveiled Wednesday would also repeal several taxes that target the wealthy but eliminate many deductions they use. Democratic lawmakers say the plan would favour the wealthy and blow a deep hole in the federal budget.An independent estimate by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates federal revenue would plunge $5.5 trillion over a decade under the Trump plan, likely causing the deficit to balloon. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has suggested faster economic growth of 3 per cent or more would replace the lost tax revenue, a position most budget experts dispute.The administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss private deliberations, suggested Thursday that the White House might also find a way to work around a Senate rule that requires a 60-vote majority to pass bills that increase the deficit over the longer term. Under the rule, measures passed by a simple majority that increase the deficit expire in a 10-year window.The official indicated that the administration might not necessarily need to follow a 10-year window, noting that budget forecasts are often inaccurate. It was unclear how the suggested manoeuvr would overcome Senate procedure.Republicans currently hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate, leaving them in need of support from at least eight Democrats under the rule.On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he planned to pass a tax overhaul without Democratic support, but only if it didn’t add to long-term deficits.“Regretfully we don’t expect to have any Democratic involvement in” a tax overhaul, McConnell said. “So we’ll have to reach an agreement among ourselves.”The Trump tax outline would reduce the top corporate tax rate by 20 percentage points, to 15 per cent, and enable private business owners to claim the new lower rate for their incomes. The number of tax brackets for individuals would be reduced from seven to three, with the top tax rate lowered from 39.6 per cent to 35 per cent. It would roughly double the standard amount taxpayers could deduct.The measure would eliminate the estate tax and reduce taxes on investments primarily paid by the wealthy. It would further reduce the tax burden for the rich by eliminating the alternative minimum tax, which ensures the high-income can’t get away with paying little to no taxes.Senate Democrats quickly came out against the proposal.“This scheme is a massive tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations at the expense of middle-class families,” said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. White House wants to push tax overhaul without Democrats President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, left, head to the motorcade to go to the Department of Veterans Affairs to sign an Executive Order on “Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection,” Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Apr 27, 2017 8:35 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

EU parliament advises freeze of Turkeys membership talks

EU parliament advises freeze of Turkey’s membership talks ANKARA, Turkey – The European Parliament has advised the European Union to freeze accession talks with Turkey amid growing concerns over the country’s human rights and democracy. Turkey rejected Thursday’s move, calling it an attempt to “sabotage” relations with the EU.The legislature voted 477-64 with 97 abstentions to approve a non-binding report recommending the suspension of the negotiations in the wake Turkey’s referendum in April that approved constitutional amendments to give the president sweeping new powers.The parliament called on the EU’s 28 states to formally suspend the talks “without delay” if the constitutional reforms are implemented without change in Turkey.Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said what mattered was the opinion of EU leaders and that there was no change in Turkey’s aim for EU membership.“The EU should determine its vision for its future and decide whether or not it will walk with Turkey,” he said.The EU has been concerned by declining human rights, media freedoms and rule of law issues in Turkey. Frequent comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowing to re-instate the death penalty have also raised alarm.Turkey embarked on an unprecedented crackdown in the aftermath of last year’s failed military coup attempt, arresting some 50,000 people and dismissing tens of thousands civil servants, which the EU has criticized as a disproportionate response.“This Parliament speaks with one and clear and loud voice in condemning the Turkish government’s serious decline in democratic standards,” said Kati Piri, who prepared Thursday’s report.Omer Celik, the minister in charge of relations with the EU, slammed the report as “geared toward sabotaging relations” and said Turkey would consider it “null and void” as it has done with equivalent reports in the past.“When the report reaches us, we will return it to the (European Parliament) without making any assessments,” Celik told reporters.Before the vote, Celik said the decision would go down in history as a “terrible mistake” and that European lawmakers should be standing in solidarity with Turkey following last year’s failed coup attempt.The minister also said Turkey would never accept any proposal to reformulate EU-Turkish ties through a series of agreements on immigration, combating terrorism and trade. by Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press Posted Jul 6, 2017 6:34 am MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks before a welcome ceremony for Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Juy 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) read more

UN reports slow uneven use of Afghan law protecting women

While registration of reported incidents such as forced marriage, domestic violence and rape increased by 28 per cent in 16 provinces since the previous year, the use of the law on the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) as a basis for indictment increased by only two per cent, according to ‘A Way to Go’ co-authored by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“Police, prosecutors and courts, in our view, need increased resources and technical and political support and direction from the highest levels of Government to deal adequately with the increase in reporting and registration of cases of violence against women documented in this report,” Georgette Gagnon, director of the human rights unit at UNAMA and OHCHR representative, told journalists in the Afghan capital of Kabul at the report launch. Women are “coming forward in demanding justice”, Ms. Gagnon said flanked by the heads of two key civil society group – Hasina Safi from the Afghan Women’s Network, and the Afghan Women’s Skills Development Centre’s Mary Akrami. “The Government needs to step up and provide that justice.”Presenting the report findings, Ms. Gagnon said that of an estimated total of 1,669 reported incidents registered throughout the country only 109 cases or seven per cent went through a judicial process using the EVAW law.“What we found is that, instead, the police and prosecutors were mediating more cases of violence against women,” said the UN official, speaking on behalf of Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Afghanistan.Mediation whether through formal or informal dispute resolution bodies often fails to protect women from further violence by not applying criminal sanctions and legal protections for women, according to the report. It compares and updates findings from UNAMA’s December 2012 report on EVAW law implementation and is based on consultations with 203 judicial, police and Government officials, and monitoring of almost 500 cases of violence against women throughout Afghanistan. The report analyses statistical data on the law’s application obtained from police, prosecutors and other judicial officials in 18 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces over the one-year period October 2012 to September 2013.Enacted in 2009, the EVAW law criminalizes acts of violence against women and harmful practices including child marriage, forced marriage, forced self-immolation, ‘baad’ (giving away a woman or girl to settle a dispute) and 18 other acts of violence against women including rape and beating. It also specifies punishment for perpetrators.“The landmark law on the Elimination of Violence against Women was a huge achievement for all Afghans,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a news release from UNAMA. “But implementation has been slow and uneven, with police still reluctant to enforce the legal prohibition against violence and harmful practices, and prosecutors and courts slow to enforce the legal protections in the law.” “Afghan authorities need to do much more to build on the gains made so far in protecting women and girls from violence,” Ms. Pillay urged.Among its recommendations, the report calls on the Government to put in place a concrete plan, within six months, for the next two-year period for improving implementation of the EVAW law, including measures recommended to Afghanistan by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in August 2013. Another recommendation is that major donors establish a joint monitoring framework with specific indicators to measure progress in EVAW law implementation. The release of the report coincides with the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. The campaign begins annually on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked on 25 November, and ends on 10 December Human Rights Day. read more

Ohio State golfer misses cut at US Womens Open

Then-freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik watches her shot at the Lady Buckeye Invitational April 19 in Columbus.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter starting the day at nine over par, Ohio State golfer Jessica Porvasnik shot a 12-over 82 to miss the cut by 12 strokes at the 2014 United States Women’s Open.She finished the tournament 149th out of the original field of 156.Porvasnik’s Friday round at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C., included eight pars and no birdies. She finished the front side with a seven-over 42 before heading to the club house with a 40 on the back nine.The men’s U.S. Open was held at the same course last weekend.The Hinckley, Ohio, native qualified for the open after shooting consecutive rounds of 73 at a qualification tournament at the Butler Country Club in Butler, Pa., May 12.Her first go around at the U.S. Open came after she won two events for the Buckeyes in 2014, which was her freshman season. Along with winning the Big Ten Championship and the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Porvasnik came in the top five at four other tournaments and the top 10 at two other tournaments.Porvasnik is at least the third Buckeye to have taken part in the U.S. Women’s Open. OSU’s coach, Therese Hession, played in the event seven times, and former Buckeye golfer Meg Mallon won the U.S. Open in both 1991 and 2004.Out of the 25 amateurs playing in the tournament, Porvasnik finished third to last ahead of Emily Pentilla and Hannah Pietila. Six amateurs made the cut with Australian Minjee Lee carding the best scores — she is in a tie for third at even par heading into the weekend.Porvasnik is scheduled to begin her sophomore season with the Buckeyes when OSU travels to Lincoln, Neb., for the Chip-N-Club Invitational Sept. 8. read more

And The Oscar Goes To No Place

David Stern wants action, not acting.“Flopping” in the NBA is when a player goes through exaggerated motions to give the impression he was hit harder than he was to dupe the referee into calling a foul on the opposition. This bad acting is more than norm now than the exception, and commissioner David Stern wants to see it controlled.“I think it’s time to look at (flopping) in a more serious way,” Stern told ESPN, “because it’s only designed to fool the referee. It’s not a legitimate play in my judgment. I recognize if there’s contact (you) move a little bit, but some of this is acting. We should give out Oscars rather than MVP trophies.In Game 1 on the Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks first-round series, Tyson Chandler was assessed a flagrant foul 1 on league MVP LeBron James after James ran into a well-timed screen by Chandler. There was contact, yes. But the 6-foot-8, 260-pound James acted as he were blindsided by an NFL linebacker. He went stumbling to his side, his arms flailing. His stunt to the court, where he rolled around, grabbing his neck and grimacing as if he had been shot him in the back. Fake.James is not aone, as several other stars have become prone to “flopping.” Take the Los Angeles Clippers, as an example. They have come under fire as a team for excessive flopping. Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph claims Chris Paul is to blame, telling ESPN Radio, “It all starts with Chris, because Blake (Griffin) didn’t really used to flop like that.”Boston’s Paul Pierce is another who goes into a stunt fall or over-the-top stumble most every time there is contact. The game has been cleaned up from the 1990s to where there is no hand-checking and hard fouls are not flagrant fouls. If the floppers have their way, a “foul” will be called on most every play. Expect Stern and the league to come up with something to penalize “floppers.” And rightfully so. read more

Majority of Brits like pineapple on pizza where do you stand in

first_imgForget pepperoni – mushroom is Britain’s most liked pizza topping (65%), followed by onion (62%) and then ham (61%) https://t.co/5kYikXOEtF pic.twitter.com/AJezMfJHbk— YouGov (@YouGov) March 6, 2017 Most people wouldn’t want to others from eating the toppings they dislike, but 15 per cent would ban pineapple as a pizza topping.It is only the fifth-most-banned topping in the list YouGov presented, which is topped by anchovies, olives and tuna.The polling organisation then decided to find out the pizza toppings Brits like the most. 42% like pineapple on pizza? Who were @YouGov asking?!— Peter Campbell (@petergcampbell) March 6, 2017 Presenting its audience with a list of pizza toppings, the company invited the respondents to pick as many as they liked.Perhaps surprisingly, mushrooms topped the list, being chosen by 65 per cent of people. Most people like pineapple on pizza  Seven pizza toppings were enjoyed by the majority of the country; mushrooms, onion with 62 per cent, ham (61pc), peppers (60pc), chicken (56pc), pepperoni (56pc) and tomato (as a topping, 51pc). Pineapple was also popular; 42 per cent would have it on their pizza as a chosen topping, making it more popular than spinach, which was chosen by 26 per cent of people, and olives, chosen by 33 per cent.The fruit is also more popular than pork, beef, chillies, jalapenos, anchovies and tuna.Of course, YouGov’s findings were met with fury on social media: @YouGov how can mushroom get more than Bacon?! Some people just want to watch the world burn— Dave (@skybluedave83) March 6, 2017center_img @YouGov Humans are awful.— 🤖👯 (@Off0800) March 6, 2017 Most people like pineapple on pizzaCredit:YouGov Where do you stand in the culinary debate which is almost as divisive as Brexit?Over the past few weeks, there has been passionate debate raging online over whether or not pineapple is an acceptable topping for pizza, culminating in Iceland’s president, Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, joking that it should be outlawed.However, a survey by YouGov has revealed that 53 per cent of Brits like pineapple on pizza, compared to 41 per cent who dislike it. @chrissyhannah67 @YouGov This just goes to show you can only trust 35% of people who like pizza! 😂🍄🍕— hutchi (@ewerk95) March 6, 2017 Older people were also more likely to enjoy pineapple on pizza, with 56 per cent of those over the age of 65 saying they enjoyed it, compared to 45 per cent of 18-24 year olds. 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.last_img read more

Meal ticket for life bid backfires as divorcee loses £175000 a year

first_img 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. Rejecting her claim and allowing the husband’s appeal, Lord Justice Moylan said: “The expression ‘meal ticket for life’ can be used as an unfair trope. I, of course, acknowledge that long-term maintenance can be required as part of a fair outcome (in a divorce.)”But it is plain to me that the wife would be able to adjust without undue hardship to the termination of maintenance.”Lord Justice Moylan said that the wife would be able to make up the “shortfall” created by the loss of the maintenance payments by investing £950,000 – roughly 10% –  of her huge payout and live off the interest.He said that if the money produced by the investment was not enough to meet her financial needs, “the wife would be able to obtain employment” from next year.Lord Justice Moylan added: “Any extension of the sharing principle to post separation earnings would fundamentally undermine the court’s ability to effect a clean break.”Following her court defeat Mrs Waggott also now faces a significant legal bill. Lord Justice Moylan, sitting with Sir James Munby and Mr Justice MacDonald, heard that the couple, who were married for 21 years and had one daughter, lived in a “very substantial” £4.3m property near Great Missenden, Bucks, before splitting in 2012.The Court of Appeal was told that following their divorce Mrs Waggott used her £9.76m share of the “fruits” of the marriage to buy a £2m home near Chester and a holiday home in the Balearics, while Mr Waggott moved into a £1.9m farm near St Albans “with another lady”.Nigel Dyer QC, for Mr Waggott, argued that the maintenance order should be ended in two years’ time and that Mrs Waggott should get back to work and start supporting herself.”How long should an order based on sharing last for? When does the meter stop ticking?” he asked the judges. “It is unfair to expect the husband to continue working long hours in demanding employment and not expect the wife to realise her earning potential as soon as is reasonably practicable.”Mrs Waggott claimed the maintenance package was not generous enough and her barrister, James Turner QC, asked for her payments to be increased by £23,000 a year.center_img An attempt by a divorcee to have a “meal ticket for life” backfired after a High Court Judge ruled her maintenance payments should cease after just three years.Kim Waggott, 49, had been awarded a settlement of £9.76m and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for the rest of her life when she split from her multimillionaire husband William in 2012, after Mr Waggott twice had affairs.Unhappy with the deal she went back to court and asked for a £23,000 a year increase in the annual maintenance payments.But Mr Waggott, 54, has now successfully challenged the original award, leaving his former wife with a fraction of what she wanted.Lord Justice Moylan, at London’s Appeal Court, on Wednesday ordered the £175,000 a year maintenance payments to stop in three years’ time rather than continuing till their deaths, granting Mr Waggott a “clean break” from his former wife.He said that Mrs Waggott, the former finance controller of UCI cinemas, will not suffer “undue hardship” – and can always get a job if she needs more money.Mr Waggott, the finance director of TUI travel, had protested that the ruling made by a divorce judge in 2014 was wrong and meant his wife had “no financial incentive” to get back to work and stop living off him.last_img read more

Handanovic believes Inter didnt take enough risks

first_imgInter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has criticized Inter for their negative approach to Barcelona, stating that If they don’t take some risks, it will be tough to get results.Even though the Nerazzurri were beaten 2-0 at Camp Nou, the goals would’ve been more if Handanovic wasn’t there to save them with his goalkeeper’s heroics.“I don’t think we were frightened or awed by the environment. Quite simply, when you misplace the first few passes, it affects your confidence,” Handanovic told Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“The truth, and it’s what we saw today, is that if you don’t take some risks, it’s tough to get results.”Inter takes the second position in the group with six points, while Tottenham Hotspur only drew 2-2 with PSV Eindhoven and remain on one.Handanovic had represented Slovenia’s under-21 team and made his senior international debut in 2004. He has gone earned 81 caps for his country, the second-most appearances for Slovenia and most by a goalkeeper, and played for them at the 2010 FIFA World Cuplast_img read more

Home Group and Asda celebrate achievements via digital peer recognition

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2016: Home Group uses a digital recognition programme to enable both peers and managers to celebrate individuals’ achievements and hard work by sending e-cards to employees across the business.The number of e-cards sent and the reasons for these are reviewed by the executive team on a monthly basis, with employees’ achievements compared to the organisation’s four values: accountable, caring, energised and commercial.Top-performing employees are then recognised in the organisation’s monthly Home Essentials briefing for all staff, with each of these winning employees being awarded a small reward for their contribution.Becky Robson (pictured), head of reward and resourcing at Home Group, said: “This is where Home Group has invested quite heavily as an organisation. I think where pennies are tight within an organisation, if you can get your recognition strategy to the forefront, it’s where you start playing with the hearts and minds of individuals and really recognising their contributions. When the pennies are tight, homing in on that recognition is pivotal.”Robson was speaking in the Motivating employees on a budget panel discussion at Employee Benefits Live 2016, alongside Miriam Tapaki, payroll manager, pensions and benefits at The Francis Crick Institute, and Jane Earnshaw, senior director of reward at Asda.Asda uses a similar digital recognition model, via an internal social media-style app, which allows colleagues to recognise each other by sending thank you e-cards. So far, around 7,000 of the organisation’s 160,000 employees have engaged with this. Earnshaw said: “You can see then that we are building momentum around the simple thank you.”Asda uses a range of communication methods to promote reward and benefits to staff, after going paperless resulted in a fall in engagement. Earnshaw advised delegates that online communication should be supported with more traditional methods such as posters and table toppers.Robson added: “Staffing populations give you a diverse range of requirements and it’s about understanding those requirements and blending them in to a variety of different options and approaches. It’s about highlighting where you’ve got really good ambassadors and using them across the organisation to encourage and support others who weren’t necessarily getting it and moving them [towards] that agenda. You will always have a split of needs.”last_img read more

Man hospitalized after shooting in Miami home gunman at large

first_imgNeighbors say someone came to this home, put at least two bullets into the side window then shot a 30-year-old man inside. That man was rushed to the hospital. @MiamiPD is looking for the shooter as an active crime scene remains. @wsvn #7News pic.twitter.com/2Ld81ZV8vH— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) July 6, 2019 If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the person who, they said, opened fire inside a City of Miami home, sending a man to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the shooting in the area of Southwest 31st Avenue, near 25th Street, just after 8:15 p.m., Friday.As of 11 p.m. there were still two active crime scenes, one inside the house, and one in the surrounding neighborhood.Officials said responding officers found the 30-year-old victim suffering from gunshot wounds.7News cameras captured two bullet holes in a large side window of the home.Neighbors said they heard gunshots possibly coming from outside the house first. They said the subject then somehow found his way inside the residence and shot the victim.Police set up a perimeter extending across several blocks, as they continued their search. center_img Shortly after arriving at the scene, 7News cameras captured distraught family members on the sidewalk talking to uniformed officers and plainclothes detectives. Cameras captured a boy also appearing upset.Officials said the shooting does not appear to be domestic-related. They have not specified whether or not the shooter or the victim lived inside the house.Paramedics transported the victim to Ryder Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Officials said he was alert and talking during transport.7News cameras captured paramedics wheeling the man into the hospital.Investigators have not provided further details about the incident or the shooter, as they continue to investigate. last_img read more

Bonnier Corp Taps Former Meredith Exec as New SVP People on the

first_imgElise ContarsyElise Contarsy started at Bonnier Corp. this week as its new SVP, Bonnier Consumer Products. Based in the New York City office, Contarsy is tasked with further developing the company’s consumer products and brand licensing programs and will report directly to CEO Eric Zinczenko.Contarsy brings to the role a decade of experience as VP of brand licensing at Meredith Corp., as well as experience she collected as the VP, general merchandise manager of product development and branding at Bed Bath & Beyond. She also currently serves on the board of the Licensing Industry Merchandising Association (LIMA) and is a consultant to the Private Label Manufacturers Association.“I am thrilled to be joining Eric and the Bonnier team on the path to creating deeper consumer connections and growing non-advertising revenue,” Contarsy said in a statement. “The Bonnier portfolio of enthusiast brands has great potential to expand through strategic licensing and joint venture partnerships.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Ryan PauleyVox Media promoted Ryan Pauley to chief revenue officer from his former title of SVP of business operations. In his former role, Pauley led the launch and expansion of the company’s ad marketplace, Concert, and led new business and advertising strategies across the company. In his new role, Pauley will report directly to CEO Jim Bankoff and will be based in New York. “He knows better than anyone how to leverage Vox Media’s premium quality scale and creative along with our technology and analytical strength to ensure continued success and growth for our clients, and in turn, our business,” said Bankoff in a statement. “He’ll lead an immensely talented team that has consistently excelled through attention to client success, innovation and integrity.”In addition to this, Courtney Glaze and Regina Zaremba were promoted on Pauley’s team. Glaze is taking on the role of VP of revenue operations where she will continue lead the revenue strategy across solutions planning, inventory management, and revenue operations, but will take on the added responsibilities of ad operations and paid social as well.Zaremba will take on the titles of both chief of staff of Pauley’s team and head of operations for Vox Media, which is a newly created position. She will be tasked with running the operational functions in the revenue organization, as well as taking on training and enablement, and special projects. Zaremba formerly worked alongside Pauley on Concert.Katy ByronKaty Byron was appointed as the first MediaWise editor and program manager at The Poynter Institute and is responsible for managing dozens of teenage fact-checkers as well as a team of professional reporters in order to help teenagers determine fact versus fiction online. In this new role, Byron will also be tasked with expanding the fact-checking product onto Snapchat and other platforms that are aimed at younger demographics. She joins Poynter from Snapchat where she served as the managing editor of news and oversaw the production and curation of all news “Our Stories” on Snapchat, which garners millions of views. Prior to that, worked as a producer for both CNBC and CNN. Poynter Institute president Neil Brown said in a statement that “Katy’s expertise in visual storytelling and her leadership on platforms like Snapchat will catapult MediaWise to new places and secure additional partners as we aim to reach one million teenagers in the next two years.” Jim KirkByron started in her new role Oct. 15 and reports to the executive director of PolitiFact, Aaron Sharockman.Crain Communications Inc. tapped Jim Kirk for the newly created position of publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business. In this role, Kirk will be responsible for editorial and business operations of the weekly and will directly report to group publisher Mary Kramer. He is joining the company from the Los Angeles Times where he served as editor-in-chief.“[Kirk’s] experience both in journalism and in the rapidly changing media business will support growth for our flagship city business publication,” said Crain Communication Inc. president KC Crain in a statement. Yara Bayoumy is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor leading national security coverage. Most recently, she served as a national security editor and foreign correspondent at Reuters, and reported exclusively from the Middle East and Africa. Bayoumy starts her new position next month and will work closely with politics editor Vernon Loeb to build and operate the expanding team of national security reporters, as well as with London-based editor Prashant Rao and the reporters on the global desk.Yara Bayoumy“Yara is a brilliant editor and reporter with a great feel for Atlantic journalism, and she has a strong sense of where and how major stories develop,” EIC Jeffrey Goldberg and TheAtlantic.com editor Adrienne LaFrance wrote in a memo to their staff. “She has a talent for getting scoops, as well as for identifying patterns and larger themes behind the day’s most complicated stories.”The Atlantic also tapped Hugo Rojo as its new communications team manager in Washington. Most recently, Rojo served as manager, social media communications for NPR where he was tasked with managing strategic and digital communications with the media relations team and helping to spearhead new initiatives.Danni Santana was hired to Skift’s Skift Table team as its new business reporter, restaurants. Most recently an associate editor at Digital Insurance, where he covered the technology strategies of insurance companies around topics like artificial intelligence and big data, Santana says that he’s excited “to bring my B2B journalism experience and apply it to this rapidly changing industry.”Danni SantanaBusiness Insider hired Keenan Trotter as its first investigations editor for its Insider site. Trotter most recently worked at Gizmodo on special projects and also previously served as a staff writer at Gawker. Former editor-in-chief of Popular Science, Jacob Ward, is joining NBC News as a technology correspondent and will be based in San Francisco. He also recently served as a correspondent for Al Jazeera and as a commentator for the BBC.Dana DiScenza announced that she is starting at C&NE BrandLab as a project associate on Oct. 29. She recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Ph.D. in chemistry and served as a graduate research assistant while earning her degree.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame star Zoe Saldana on James Gunns comeback

first_imgGamoraGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Official Instagram (guardiansofthegalaxy)James Gunn is rehired by Disney to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Fans of this series are excited that the production of this movie will finally start after such delay. Movie’s star, Zoe Saldana has recently opened up about Disney’s decision for rehiring James Gunn.James Gunn was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after there was outrage over his tweets from a decade ago. In those tweets, Gunn joked about rape and paedophilia and many considered that the best way to punish the acclaimed director is to fire him from the franchise.Guardians’ cast member like Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and others wrote a heartfelt open letter. Over the last couple of months, a lot of director’s name surfaced who would be replacing James Gunn as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’s writer-director but in the end, Marvel and Disney decided to rehire Gunn, who is currently busy with DC’s reboot to Suicide Squad.Zoe Saldana, who was last seen as Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, has now opened up about Disney’s decision for rehiring James Gunn. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Avatar movie star praised the studio for showing “redemption is important.” Director James Gunn attends The World Premiere of Marvel’s epic space adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy.”Getty Images”I’m proud of him. I’m happy that he’s coming back. I’m so proud of Disney, actually, that all the leaders right now behind that big corporation decided to lead by example, and spreading the word and the message of redemption is important.”After James Gunn’s dismissal from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 seemed in dark. The movie was supposed to release before Avengers: Endgame and there were several speculations that the story of Guardians 3 will somehow affect the plot of Avengers: Endgame.Meanwhile, Zoe Saldana’s character, Gamora, was “sacrificed” by her father, Thanos, in order to get the Infinity Stone in 2018’s release, Avengers: Infinity War. There are several theories that suggest that we will get to see some time travel in Avengers 4. and If that happens then there are chances that Gamora will get to live again. Since Saldana has to reprise her role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie, there are chances that these time travel or reversing theories would be accurate.last_img read more

Teenage girl found hanging from tree

first_imgA teenage girl was found hanging from a tree at Jotgopal in Rajshahi’s Godagari upazila on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was Salma, 17, daughter of Ashraful Islam of the area.Hasmat Ali, officer-in-charge of Godagari police station, said locals found the girl hanging from a tree near her house around 8:30pm. Later, police went there, recovered her body and sent it to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for autopsy.last_img

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Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more October 28, 20009 – The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center will be the first cancer center on the West Coast of the United States to own all the latest oncology products from Elekta, including Impac and CMS software. Rex Hoffman, M.D. is Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center will be located. He says the groundbreaking for the new Center was held in October 2007. “We’re very excited to bring this state-of-the-art cancer center to the San Fernando Valley (California). The Center is on schedule to open its doors to the community in February 2010.” He expects the Center to treat approximately 2,600 new patients every year. Using one company to provide planning, treatment, and oncology information systems or EMR support can help improve patient throughput, quality of care and efficiency. When it opens, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center will house an Elekta Axessefor Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and two Elekta Infinity systems for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). The Center also will utilize Impac and CMS Software, including treatment planning and workflow management solutions, as well as the latest version of MOSAIQ dedicated oncology information system, designed to streamline the entire therapy workflow. This electronic medical record (EMR) will not only be in the radiation oncology department, but will be throughout the building allowing physicians and their staffs to be inter-connected. The Center will be home to a cancer resource center, where patients will be able to research information with the help of a medical librarian and trained volunteers, as well as a pharmacy and a personalappearance center. It also will house the Sheri and Roy P. Disney Center for Integrative Medicine where patients will be able to explore complementary therapies like acupuncture, herbal medicine, yoga, meditation and tai chi, along with traditional treatment. A great deal of emphasis also will be on the program’s survivorship program which will help both patients and their families heal from their diagnosis and get some semblance of normalcy back in their lives. Additionally, the Center is collaborating with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and its medical group to establish an Adolescent and Young Adult program which will benefit both survivors of pediatric malignancies and patients diagnosed between the ages of 18 and 35 by providing services and treatment regimens specific to their needs. For more information: www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | October 27, 2009 Elekta Equipped World-Class Cancer Center to Open in Early 2010 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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first_img Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers upon arrival at the ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ premiere in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be among the honourees at the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Tribute Gala. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Vianney Le Caer/Invision TORONTO — Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be among the honourees at the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Tribute Gala.Streep is set to receive the Tribute Actor Award at the festival’s first annual fundraiser for year-round programming.The event celebrating outstanding contributions to the film industry will be held at Fairmont Royal York on Sept. 9.TIFF will also hand out the Impact Award to Participant Media, the production company behind best-picture Oscar winners “Spotlight” and “Green Book.”Other honourees to be announced include the winner of the Mary Pickford Award for female emerging talent, and a second Tribute Actor Award recipient who will be named in the coming weeks.Steep will star in this year’s festival in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat” about a group of journalists probing the so-called Panama Papers money laundering scandal.The festival runs Sept. 5-15.The Canadian Press by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2019 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Meryl Streep to receive acting award at inaugural TIFF Tribute Galalast_img read more

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