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HC asks CBI to probe land grab charge against exAssam DGP

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first_imgGuwahati: The Gauhati High Court has directed the CBI to probe an alleged case of land grabbing by former Director General of Police of Assam, Khagen Sarmah. Justice S K Medhi in an order on Thursday observed that the investigation into the matter was conducted in an “unfair, partial and unethical manner by the police” and as such the CBI is ordered to conduct the probe. The order was given on two writ petitions filed by family members of late Magni Devi Jain. It was alleged in the petitions that a plot of land owned by Jain was sold in 2009 to Bandana Sarmah, wife of Khagen Sarma by fraudulent means by suspected land mafias.last_img

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Former Malaysian PMs stepson to be charged with money laundering

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first_imgKuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. Anti-Corruption Commission chief Latheefa Koya said Riza was picked up Thursday but has been released on bail. “He has to appear before the court tomorrow to face charges under AMLA,” she said, referring to the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001. She declined to give details. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Riza was quizzed last July by the agency over alleged theft and money laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund. US investigators say Riza’s company, Red Granite Pictures Inc., used money stolen from 1MDB to finance Hollywood films including the Martin Scorsese-directed “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Red Granite has paid the US government 60 million to settle claims it benefited from the 1MDB scandal. Alleged corruption at the 1MDB fund helped bring on the unexpected defeat of Najib’s coalition in May 9 polls last year. The new government reopened investigations that were stifled while Najib was in office. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingNajib is currently on trial for alleged criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering linked to 1MDB. He denies the charges. His wife, Rosmah Mansor, also has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and tax evasion related to 1MDB but her trial date has not been set. Najib’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa, slammed the legal action against her brother. “Despite the settlement in the U.S. and the fact that alleged wrongdoings occurred entirely outside of Malaysia, the MACC decides to press charges after a whole year of leaving this case in cold storage. He is not a criminal,” she wrote on Instagram.last_img read more

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First outdoor statue of Sister Nivedita installed in England

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first_imgKolkata: The first outdoor statue of Sister Nivedita in England has been installed at the Great Torrington family cemetery on July 4. Incidentally, July 4 is the death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The statue will be officially unveiled by Swami Girishanandaji on July 27. Sister Nivedita died at Roy Villa in Darjeeling on October 11, 1911. She had gone there with Jagadish Chandra Bose and his wife Abala. Nivedita was cremated in Darjeeling. Her ashes were sent to England, which was received by her brother Richmond Noble. In the family cemetery, Sister’s father, brother and her ashes have been buried. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersRamakrishna Mission (RKM) in collaboration with the state government has installed a bronze statue of Sister Nivedita. The 4-feet statue of Sister Nivedita up to the knee has been built by sculptor Nirjan Dey under the supervision of Swami Vishyamayananda. The state government has borne the cost of the statue. The statue was installed by J. Short and Sons, monumental masons whose firm was set up in 1895. The installation of the statue has become possible due to the initiative taken by Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Mission and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that Banerjee had gone to Wimbledon in 2017 where a blue plaque was installed in the house where Sister Nivedita had opened her school. Swami Vivekananda had visited the school in 1895. Swami Suhitanandaji, the vice-president of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, was also present at the event. The pedestal of the statue has Benediction inscribed on it, which is a poem written by Swamiji ,on one side along with a biographical sketch of Sister Nivedita on the other side facing a path and the name of the donor, on the third side, which also faces another path. Sarada Sarkar, a school teacher settled in the UK, got in touch with the descendents of Sister Nivdita. Selendra Margot Giardin, great granddaughter of Richmond Noble came to Kolkata in 2017. Sarkar, along with some Indians, set up the Sister Nivedita Celebrations Committee in UK and started raising funds for the statue and approached the RKM in this regard. Swami Suviranandaji in turn took up the matter with Mamata Banerjee and following their initiative the first statue of Sister at a public place has been installed. Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had acquired Roy Villa and handed it over to the RKM, which has set up a centre there. She acquired the house of Sister at Bosepara Lane and handed it over to Ramakrishna Sarada Mission.last_img read more

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Nerd HQ Launches StarStudded Online Auction For Operation Smile

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first_imgNerd HQ invites you to join them in supporting children’s charity Operation Smile by bidding on select memorabilia and one-of-a-kind pieces that will earn you serious bragging rights with friends, while simultaneously providing life-changing surgery for children around the world.There’s a massive number of items going under the hammer, signed by stars such as Zachary Levi, Charlize Theron, Yvonne Strahovski, Stephen Amell, Dule Hill, Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Karen Gillan, Alan Tudyk and more.The auction only runs until August 12, so get in quick. To view items and make a bid, click here.last_img

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BC Premier will meet with chiefs today amid tensions over resource projects

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first_imgAPTN National News VANCOUVER — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is expected to address First Nations leaders at the second annual all-chiefs meetings in Vancouver Thursday.Clark will address the gathering amid simmering tensions over issues of sovereignty, land rights, and resource development.About 500 Aboriginal leaders are meeting with Clark and members of her cabinet, expecting to sign a joint government-First Nations working agreement.Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B-C Indian Chiefs said they’re giving the government a one-year deadline to negotiate a reconciliation deal.The meeting is taking place in what’s described as a more polite and relaxed atmosphere than the tensions which characterized last year’s inaugural gathering.But Phillip said despite the improved feeling in the room, there is mounting frustration among First Nations over what he calls the slow pace of change following the historic Tsilhqot’in land title decision last year.The high court decision granted Aboriginal title to lands in traditional Tsilhqot’in territory in B.C.’s central interior, a ruling that now permeates all government and First Nations relations, including potentially lucrative and environmentally-sensitive resource projects.Clark has said that ignoring the Supreme Court decision put B.C.’s future in peril and she wants to use the ruling to work together with First Nations.The B.C. government is acknowledging that negotiations are moving slowly.Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad said a handful of First Nations have negotiated treaties but the parties need to find a way to come to agreements in a much more expedited manner.APTN National News is attending today’s gathering and will have a full report on this evening’s television newscast.–with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Smoky skies bulletin issued for Northeast BC

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first_img“The view at the moment is that it’s likely coming from there. It’s likely that this smoke is coming from Eurasia, but at this point, there’s no agreement.”During a wildfire, Environment Canada says that smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects.Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that’s cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care. For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a smoky skies bulletin for all of Northeast B.C. today.Officials with the Ministry of Environment say that at this point, it’s not entirely known where the smoke is coming from.Air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams said that the smoke isn’t coming any local fires in Northeast B.C., but could possibly be coming from fires burning in the Yukon anjd Northwest Territories, and even as far away as Scandinavia and Siberia.last_img read more

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UK nerve agent victim meets Russia’s envoy in London

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first_imgLondon: A British man poisoned along with his partner with a nerve agent, amid an assassination attempt on a Russian ex-spy in England blamed on Moscow, met its top UK envoy on Saturday, according to reports. Charlie Rowley, 45, whose partner Dawn Sturgess died after exposure to the toxin, held a 90-minute meeting with Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at Russia’s embassy in London, Britain’s Sunday Mirror said. “I went along to ask them ‘why did your country kill my girlfriend?'” he told the tabloid newspaper. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”But I didn’t really get any answers. I just got Russian propaganda,” Rowley added, saying Yakovenko’s explanations of Russian innocence in the plot were “ridiculous”. Rowley and Sturgess, a 44-year-old mother of three children, who lived near the southwestern English city of Salisbury, fell ill on June 30 last year. Authorities determined they had been exposed to Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the latter days of the Cold War. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe poison was contained in a perfume bottle that Rowley had found in Salisbury and given to Sturgess. She died eight days later but after two weeks in an induced coma, he was discharged from hospital. It followed former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia being left in critical condition after they were targeted with Novichok in Salisbury three months earlier. The pair survived and have made full recoveries, according to British authorities. Western allies accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being ultimately responsible for the poisoning, which sparked dozens of diplomatic expulsions by both sides. British prosecutors in September issued arrest warrants for two alleged officers of Russia’s military intelligence service, known as the GRU. But the Kremlin has repeatedly denounced the accusations as “unacceptable.” “The ambassador kept saying the substance definitely wasn’t the novichok they had made because if it was it would have killed everyone,” Rowley told the Mirror. “He (Yakovenko) kept on saying the British won’t talk to him so he can’t tell us anything that he hasn’t read in the media, so he can only give his view.” A Russian TV station also reported Saturday’s meeting, saying Rowley was eager for answers that Britain had failed to provide. Yakovenko gave him a book on the “unanswered questions” concerning the events in Salisbury and a tour of Russia’s grand west London embassy on one of its most exclusive streets, it added.last_img read more

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2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Morocco

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Rabat – The Spanish National Geographic Institute has announced that a 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in the town of Arkman, in the Nador city region in the northeast of Morocco. The same source added that the earthquake occurred at around 9:51 A.M, noting that it did not cause any casualties or material damage.

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Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

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Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday.The mayor’s presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one of the designers deemed as racist.The stalwart Milanese brand also faced a boycott in China, the luxury world’s biggest market, and the longer term impact of the incident remains unclear. This was their first womenswear show since the controversy, which was followed by another incident involving Milan colleagues Prada and Gucci for including images that recalled blackface in their collections.Highlights from Sunday’s previews for next fall and winter:___DOLCE & GABBANA PARADE ELEGANCEDolce & Gabbana gave the fashion world an encyclopedic review of their artisanal credentials with an expansive show of 127 looks.The multi-theme runway show flipped through a series of well-catalogued Dolce & Gabbana themes. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana started with elegant suits topped with fedora hats or elaborate feathered fascinators worthy of a female Dasheill Hammett character then transitioned to chiffon and silk dresses or pantsuits with feather boa trim that exuded leisure.The designers then ran through patterns, textiles and colour: leopard, florals, houndstooth and Prince of Wales, jewel tone colorblocking and brocades. The designers, unusually, then highlighted a series of frothy bridal gowns. And the final flourish was reserved for the brand’s true mainstay: beautifully tailored looks in black.The looks played on classic, even stereotypical, roles of femininity, which remains at the heart of Dolce & Gabbana’s appeal with its core consumer.Highlights included a royal purple A-line coat with cape and bow details that popped with layers of turquoise crinoline, an all-white fitted double-breasted suit topped with a soft cashmere overcoat, a modern take on the suit deconstructed into an off-shoulder look and a black-and-white polka dot dress made voluminous by underlays worn by an Asian model. Applause emitting from a VIP front row punctuated the show.The show titled “Elegance” opened with a video showing Dolce draping fabric on a model and hand stitching a garment that, when finished, was branded with the duo’s script in Italian “Fatto a mano,” or “Made by hand.”___STELLA JEANHaitian-Italian designer Stella Jean’s collection for next fall and winter took a dramatic turn with a sleeker silhouette and more urban styling.Jean said that her “bourgeois lady” is taking an updated version of a 17th-century European tour, and instead of cultural capitals, she is visiting places usually considered beach destinations — but which instead have a rich artistic tradition. By that, she referred to the naive art of French Polynesia, Haiti and the Caribbean in general.A grey, brick and camel plaid belted trench gave expression to Jean’s old continent influence and European styling. A tiered, pleated red print dress worn with a turtle neck and knee-high boots projected an easy elegance. A black laser-cut top with slit-skirt and short-shorts with a sweater with a pair of cats had youthful flair.Jean maintained her colorful naive art prints, but with a long pencil skirt worn with a sleek high-neck blouse in seashell pink.The colour palette was more subdued than in some seasons past, including pink, green, blue, brick red grey and white.“For the first time there is some black. I guarantee that it does not reflect any malaise. I am not having a difficult moment. I like black,” Jean said backstage.___MARRAS’S MINERSAntonio Marras’s collection exuded the freedom that he imagines would have been felt by Sardinian mine workers freed from labour, dressed in their Sunday best and ready to party. It’s a feeling many new economy workers could easily relate to.The joyful looks had a deliberate rag-tag feeling that Marras achieved by taking cuttings from discarded or used clothing and other fabrics, creating a chronological history of a garment through panels and patches as it is passed from mother to daughter, father to son, adapted for occasion and season.Marras’ fantasy revolves around the Italian painter Modigliani, whose father owned Sardinian mines, and painterly images appear on garments, most sweetly on the fronts of knee socks.A woman’s coat was made from scraps of a man’s plaid jacket and a military coat, decorated with feathers and dark sparkles that evoke the minerals within the mine. A man’s jacket was recycled with sleeves from one coat and panels from another. A dress was constructed out of layers of ruffles, tiers and bows over lace. A sweater was decorated with a copper sheen, patched with a masculine plaid and the lace.It was all about improvisation: Marras was representing workers without means — but deliberately executed — they have skill and passion.___ODP SUSTAINABLE BAGSModel Arizona Muse brought her sustainability chops to a capsule collection of structured bags by Italian brand Officina del Poggio, or ODP for short.“We’re living in a really exciting time where sustainability isn’t earthy and brown anymore. It’s really chic and luxury,” Muse said at a presentation.Muse, who is on the board of the London-based Sustainable Angle non-profit, sourced rich ostrich skins taken from the bird’s legs, which until recently would have been discarded, and fused seamlessly together with new techniques to make luxe coverings for bags designed by American Allison Hoeltzel in her Bologna workshop.Hoetzel’s handbags have the simple elegance of a Shaker box, and are built around wooden forms clad in leather, offering stylish protection objects in a hard shell. The bags are secured by sleek golden closures or belt straps. The designer said she plans to incorporate elements from the capsule in the main line of her 5-year-old brand, including a sustainable micro-suede for the bags’ interior and organic cotton velvet for the exterior.The sustainable collection retailed for about 20 per cent higher than her main collection, she said.___ATSUSHI NAKASHIMA EXPLORES EROSIONJapanese designer Atsushi Nakashima’s seventh Milan runway collection explorex erosion, with one element gradually invading another.Nakashima employed a sophisticated use of materials to create a trench coat with sheer silvery panels alongside black-trim khaki.A military green dress was set off by a partial iridescent ruffle on the hem, puffy sleeves and transparent arm. A cropped belted trench coat with technical detailing was paired with a matching skirt, with just a peek of a white top setting the two garments apart. Textiles themselves had a distressed look, seeming to erode on the garment.His triangular logo representing the A in his first name was worked into repeating patterns on sweat shirts, smocked dresses and most luxuriously on a fur coat with a sheer overlay.___UJOH’S PROPORTION PLAYSMitsuru Nishizaki’s latest Ujoh collection combined western elements like fringe scarves, ribbed knitwear and quilting alongside looser Asian silhouette with elements of a kimono jacket and martial art trousers.Both the female and male silhouette played with proportions. Sleeves were elongated, trousers loos and jackets wide.A woman’s double-breasted jacket was paired loose Asian style trousers. A man’s jacket closed with a built-in kimono belt. A long grey tunic with kimono arms tied in the front scarf-like at the waist, creating two lengths. Knitwear wrapped around the body, but was never symmetrical. Nishizaki also played with quilting, mimicking it with laser cuts on a leather-like textileThe palette was mostly black and neutrals, with flashes of colour mostly left for glimpses in linings.Colleen Barry, The Associated Press read more

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Mondays Daily Brief human rights in the Near East and a Forum

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On Sunday, the UN food and agriculture agency, FAO, elected Qu Dongyu, China’s agricultural deputy minister, to take the reins on 1 August. Having received a total of 108 votes out of 191 cast, FAO’s 194-member countries chose Mr. Qu during its 41st annual conference in Rome.The new FAO chief, who was born in 1963, is the first person from a communist country to hold the top job and the ninth Director-General since the Organization was founded in 1945. Current chief José Graziano da Silva, from Brazil, will complete his four-year term on 31 July. As China’s vice-minister for agriculture, Mr. Qu worked on several rural development projects all over the world, during which time he was in close contact with many UN countries. UN committee sounds alarm over Israeli practices that violate Palestinians’ human rights Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL terrorist fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq, must be treated fairly by their captors and taken back by their home countries, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Monday.In an address to Member States marking the start of the Human Rights Council’s 41st session in Geneva, Michelle Bacheletexplained that more than 55,000 men, women and children have been rounded up since the fall of the self-styled “Caliphate” in the spring.Read our full story here.Displacement challenges ‘cannot be done alone’ A United Nations human rights committee, mandated with investigating Israeli practices, noted on Monday “with deep concern the continued degradation of the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” as a result of  Israeli policies and practices. The recent spike in settlement expansion and settler violence, especially against children and schools, was also noted as alarming. The findings stem from the UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, which just concluded its annual mission to Amman, Jordan.The various illegal and discriminatory practices denounced by the committee include, to name a few: The killing and injury of Palestinians, resulting from the use of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas by Israeli security forces against people posing no direct threat to life.Night raids to arrest children in the West Bank, after which children are often taken to unknown locations, held in military vehicles, and subjected to threats and verbal abuse during interrogations.Severe, arbitrary and punitive restrictions on the fishing zone in Gaza and lack of safe drinking water.The committee will present its next report to the General Assembly in November 2019.  Listen to or download our audio News In Brief for 24 June on SoundCloud: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, announced that on 17 and 18 December it will be hosting the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva.With tens of millions of people affected by war, conflict and persecution, the Forum will provide an opportunity for countries to take stock of the situation today and strengthen the international response. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said that “refugee situations send ripples across entire regions and beyond”, pointing out that “dealing with displacement challenges cannot be done alone”, requiring a united vision among countries, coupled with concrete action.“This is the goal of the Global Compact on Refugees and it is what we will be working towards” during the Forum, he spelled out.UN Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to attend the event, which will be held at Ministerial level and, among other things, focus on burden and responsibility-sharing; education; livelihoods; and protection.New UN agriculture agency chief hails from China Statelessness for terrorists’ families, never an acceptable option, urges UN rights chief read more

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Une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure découverte à AixenProvence

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first_imgUne nouvelle espèce de dinosaure découverte à Aix-en-ProvenceLe bassin d’Aix-en-Provence est connu de tous les paléontologues grâce à ses riches gisements de fossiles et oeufs de dinosaures. Et la ville fait aujourd’hui encore des envieux, avec la récente découverte d’une nouvelle espèce qui s’apprête à faire son entrée au Muséum.En 2008, les paléontologues aixois ont mis au jour un os crânien près de la commune de Pourrières. Comme le rapporte le site CityLocalNews, le doctorant en paléontologie Thierry Tortosa, employé au Muséum de la ville, a réussi grâce à ce seul fragment, à reconstituer l’ensemble de la structure osseuse du dinosaure. À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesCousin du Tyrannosaure, l’animal qui n’a pas encore été baptisé, pouvait mesurer jusqu’à six mètres. Il est à ce jour considéré comme le plus gros dinosaure carnivore ayant vécu dans le sud-est de la France.Thierry Tortosa est en pleine préparation de sa thèse, portant bien sûr sur cette nouvelle espèce. Des travaux qui une fois publiés, devraient être lus par des chercheurs aux quatre coins du monde. Le jeune paléontologue poursuit par ailleurs avec ses collègues les fouilles menées en bordure de l’autoroute, près de Pourrières, espérant mettre au jour de nouvelles découvertes qui permettront à Aix-en-Provence de mériter encore son surnom : Eggs-en-Provence (eggs signifie oeufs en anglais).Le 2 février 2011 à 16:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Hong Kongs Hot Spicy KFC Ad Reimagines Delicious Chicken As Explosions

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first_img Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Stay on target KFC has delicious fried chicken. I live in Kentucky and can attest to this, though it really matters if the chicken is fresh or not. I imagine, weirdly enough, that KFC Hong Kong may have better chicken given their awesome advertising campaigns. KFC Hong Kong has teamed up with Ogilvy Hong Kong, an ad agency, to release a set of striking and unique ads for the new line of Hot & Spicy fried chicken. The result is a hilarious mixture of delicious chicken and energetic photos that use chicken Photoshopped to look like explosions and other sorts of firestorms.If you edit a bunch of fried chicken, as many graphic designers will know, using the right lighting and photo magic, you can make it look just like a gnarly firestorm. It’s all the crispy skin on the chicken that comes together to do it, so you’ll end up with an explosion from a rocket, a race car, or many other things. Just look at this kind of genius and you’ll see what I mean.No, that’s not fire shooting out of the end of the rocket as it lifts into space. It’s chicken. Yummy chicken. Spicy chicken. But don’t put your mouth on it since you might breathe in a bunch of rocket fuel particles. That’s not exhaust27 and fire coming out the back of that race car, either. Nope. It’s chicken too. Were you really expecting something else?This unique ad campaign will certainly ensure you want to try a piece of the new spicy chicken, at least if you live in the area, so chalk one up to Ogilvy Hong Kong for taking one of the most interesting internet trends out there and flipping it to make sense as an ad campaign. Big ups! Can you make your own set of copycat ads using Photoshop? Make sure you share them with us!center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Man stabbed to death in Poway during altercation at convenience store

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 14, 2018 Posted: January 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:44 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, POWAY (KUSI) — A 30-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion he stabbed a man to death in Poway early Sunday, sheriff’s deputies said.Kevin Talbott, a transient from the Poway area, matched the description of a possible suspect in the homicide, sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said.Talbott was arrested Sunday and booked into the San Diego Central jail on a murder charge. Talbott was being held without bail.Deputies responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at a 7-Eleven store in the 12000 block Pomerado Road just after 1:30 a.m., where they found a man with a “traumatic injury,” Williams said.The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. His name was withheld pending notification of kin.Deputies asked anyone with information about the incident to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 / after hours at (858) 565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Man stabbed to death in Poway during altercation at convenience storelast_img read more

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Federal agents serve search warrant in Orchards area

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first_imgFederal agents, with the help of Vancouver police and Clark County sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant in the Orchards area Tuesday morning, officials said.Crews staged before 8 a.m. along Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard near Northeast 105th Avenue, according to emergency dispatch logs. The exact location where the warrant was served was not released.The warrant is related to an ongoing criminal case, said Andrew Munoz, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).No further information is available at this time, Munoz said.last_img

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Local reading program provides childrens books to West MiamiDade clinic

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first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – More and more children are learning there’s nothing like a good book, thanks to a South Florida-based reading program.A ribbon-cutting ceremony and read-in was held Friday at the Women, Infants and Children’s Center in West Miami-Dade.The Read to Learn Books for Free Campaign, spearheaded by the Miami Book Fair in partnership with The Children’s Trust, is responsible for expanding the number of bookshelves at the clinic. The books are free for the taking and are constantly restocked.Read to Learn provides more than 4,000 books a week to children who do not have access to them.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Auto industry group tries to talk Colorado out of a ZEV mandate

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first_img 52 Photos 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric rocks a familiar form 2019 Fiat 500X first drive: New engine, same problems More From Roadshow 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ Electric Cars Car Industry 8 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury’s most screaming deal? Comments Tags Enlarge ImageColorado wants to increase the amount of zero emissions vehicles sold by adopting California’s standards, automakers are trying to convince it to do otherwise. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow Colorado has been on track to adopt California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) standards since Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order in January of 2019. As part of that order, it was stated that rules for the move to California’s standards would be proposed by May.Well, here we are in May, and now a lobbying group called the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is urging the state to change its mind, according to a report published Monday by Reuters. This trade group is comprised of representatives from Ford, General Motors, Toyota, the Volkswagen Group and others. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is proposing that voluntary actions on the part of the automakers would be more effective. Specifically, they would bring all California-market EVs that they make to market in Colorado by January of 2020.The lobbying group also proposed working with the state of Colorado to offer consumers a $5,000 incentive for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles at the time of purchase. This would be a change from the current incentive program which works with tax credits.Colorado’s lawmakers will proceed with a scheduled hearing for the ZEV mandate this week, but it would seem — based on a letter sent to the automakers from the government — that the Alliance’s proposal didn’t fall on deaf ears. The state will “seek to continue discussions about a possible ZEV alternative on a parallel path.”Neither the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers nor the Office of the Governor of Colorado responded immediately to requests for comment. Share your voice General Motors Ford Toyota Volkswagenlast_img read more

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Green Line pays Russel second instalment of Tk 500000

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first_imgFile photoGreen Line Paribahan provided Tk 500,000 to Russel Sarkar, who lost his leg after being run over by a bus of the company in the city’s Dholaipar on April 28 last year.Palash Chandra Roy, a counsel of Green Line Paribahan, handed over the cheque to Russel before the bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader on Monday.The court on March 12 ordered Green Line to pay Tk 5 million to the victim within two weeks. The Appellate Division later upheld the order and asked the company to pay the money.Green Line had paid Tk 500,000 to Russel on April 10. On June 25, the High Court ruled Green Line Paribahan could pay the compensation amount through monthly instalments of Tk 500,000. With today’s payment, Tk 1 million has been paid.The court meanwhile fixed October 17 for next hearing in the case. Green Line will have to pay within the first week of every month and submit a report on payment before the court within the 15th day of the month.A luxury coach of Green Line hit Russel’s car from the behind as it stood stationary on the slope of Hanif Flyover on April 28 last year. As Russel stepped out of the car to assess the damage, driver Kabir Hossain drove the bus over him and fled. Police later detained the bus and the driver. Russel’s left leg had to be amputated from the thigh down.last_img read more

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Curry Supports HUs New Golf Program

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first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comHoward University’s athletic department recently accepted a monetary gift from three-time NBA champion and six-time all-star Steph Curry to help tee off a new version of their golf program. Howard athletic director Kery Davis wouldn’t disclose the donation amount but did say it was “significant” enough to fund the program for at least six years. Curry’s passion for golf has been well-documented over the past few years, particularly on the satirical miniature golf TV show “Holey Moley,” which he executive produced on ABC earlier this summer. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he tried to qualify for the PGA Tour when his NBA career is over.NBA Superstar Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors at Langston Golf Course in Washington, D.C. to announce his commitment to Howard University establishing a new Division I golf program (Photo by Mark F. Gray)The two-time MVP is a regular during the offseason. He plays several celebrity golf tournaments and earned an exemption to play in the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he barely missed the cut finishing ahead of several other amateurs in the competition. Curry also has become a regular in the American Century Golf Tournament that features a group of athletes from other sports during a 96-hole event in Lake Tahoe, Nev.“Golf is a sport that has changed my life in so many ways,” Curry said. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus and is impossible to truly master.” Plans for the program include for the inception of a women’s program as well. The program will also receive an apparel sponsorship from Baltimore-based Under Armour for its uniforms and from Callaway Golf Company for equipment. Former Howard basketball player Jeron Smith was one of the key players who helped bring the program back to life.  Smith, a former Nike executive who worked for President Barack Obama in the last 18 months of his presidency, accompanied Curry to the historic Langston Golf Course, home of the program.  However, it was the passion of senior recreational golfer Otis Ferguson IV that motivated Curry make the commitment. Ferguson, an avid golfer himself, approached Curry during a visit to Howard and explained how he’d been unsuccessful at convincing the school to restart the golf program. The university previously fielded a Division II golf team but the time spent with Ferguson was the catalyst for Curry to jump start a new beginning like this.“We connected on golf,”  Curry said. “Accountability, competition, discipline, all those different ideals we learned through the game of golf.”The program at Langston Golf Course is scheduled to launch during the 2020-2021 school year. Ironically, of the relationship between the university and it’s home course is forged inside a bond of two legacies: the Golf DC run course is named after Howard alum John Mercer Langston, the first Black American to hold public office.  It was also the first course that allowed Black golfers to play in D.C. Curry began the process of making his HBCU sports investment long before Fox Sports analyst Chris Broussard admonished the NCAA for its recently terminated “Rich Paul Rule” requiring basketball agents to have a degree before advising players who were thinking of entering the draft as being racist. Broussard opined, on an instagram post, that blue chip Black college athletes attend HBCUs.  Though Curry went to Davidson, a non-HBCU, he admitted that he was not making a statement.“You don’t have to go to an HBCU to support it,” Curry said.  “This is just an opportunity that I wanted to get behind.”last_img read more

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RWBY Volume 6 Premiere Date Set at Rooster Teeth

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first_imgFor now, Rooster Teeth isn’t saying anything more about volume 6, including how many episodes (referred to as “chapters”) it will run. Volume 1 comprised 16 episodes; seasons 2-4 each had 12 and volume 5 was 14.“RWBY” is the first Western-style anime to be distributed in Japan, via a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Japan. Genre purists have turned up their noses at the show — dismissing it as not true anime because it’s produced in the U.S. The show was created by Rooster Teeth animator Monty Oum, who died in 2015. Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation, serves as supervising producer of “RWBY.”“RWBY” producers have previously said there could be as many as 12 seasons of the show, and that the team already has scoped out story arcs that would take the show that far. It’s pronounced “ruby” (like the show’s protagonist) and is also an abbreviation of the foursome’s first-name initials.The voice cast of “RWBY” features Lindsay Jones (Ruby Rose), Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna) and Barbara Dunkelman (Yang Xiao Long).Austin, Texas-based Rooster Teeth, founded in 2003, is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group.Rooster Teeth’s other original series include the long-running “Red vs. Blue” sci-fi spoof, which was the company’s first 3D animated series, and the anime-style “gen:Lock,” starring Michael B. Jordan, set for 2019. “RWBY” volume 6, the latest installment of Rooster Teeth’s popular anime-style series, will premiere Oct. 27, the company announced.The new season (which Rooster Teeth dubs “volumes”) will initially be available on the company’s subscription-streaming service, which starts at $4.99 monthly, with new episodes to be released on a weekly basis.“RWBY” is set in the magical world of Remnant, in which four girls — Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang — fight legions of evil monsters. In volume 6, “RWBY’s” female foursome have been reunited and their first mission back is one of grave importance: escorting the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas. With Beacon Academy destroyed and the kingdom of Mistral compromised, per Rooster Teeth, “Remnant’s northernmost academy may now be the safest place in the world, but making it there will be more dangerous than anyone could have imagined.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

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The Doctor Is Still The Doctor Even In Extremis on Doctor Who

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first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target This article contains spoilers for “Extremis,” episode six of Doctor Who season 10.Woah, we’re halfway there: Steven Moffat-penned “Extremis” ironically marks the midpoint of season 10.The Latin term, most commonly used in the phrase “in extremis,” means “at the point of death” (or, more literally, “the furthest extreme”).Luckily, the Twelfth Doctor has another seven episodes (including the Christmas special) to save the world.Still blind (and lamentably still wearing those sonic sunglasses), the titular character must navigate a terrifying text, murderous monks, and one of the most controversial figures in the history of the Catholic Church: Pope Benedict IX.Summoned by the pontiff to read the ancient Veritas—which comes with a death toll nearly as high as the Doctor’s—the Time Lord, Bill, and Nardole take a reluctant trip to the Vatican, where the corpse-like Monks are lying in wait.The mysterious, murdering Monks (via BBC)Draped in red cloaks (perhaps to hide their rotting bodies), the creatures move easily between various locations via luminous portals. In an encounter with the Doctor in the Vatican’s Haereticum Library, they tell him “This is a game.”Literally.In the episode’s final unveiling, the Doctor reveals that all events of the past few hours have taken place inside a computer simulation.Don’t be too quick to scoff at Moffat’s overactive imagination.Last year, auto and space mogul Elon Musk declared that we’re likely “living in a simulation.” And Y Combinator venture Capitalize Sam Altman in October suggested two tech billionaires are secretly employing scientists to break us out of this Matrix world.“There are theories—taken semi-seriously by clever people—that what we are living in is a simulation (which would certainly explain why my coffee cup is never where I left it),” the showrunner told Radio Times about “Extremis.” “Now for me, the most interesting thing about that is the idea that a simulation could be smart enough to figure out that it’s a simulation. Weird, kind of tragic.”Audiences, however, are too distracted to even consider the possibility that these characters (or, for that matter, the actual human race) are operating inside of a video game.The mid-season chapter follows two intertwining stories: One set “a long time ago” at Missy’s pending execution, the other happening in the here and now. Sometimes confusing, never boring, “Extremis” is Moffat’s “attempt at pushing the envelope.”“Bending the show, trying not to break it,” he told Radio Times.Missy (Michelle Gomez) faces her death (via BBC)This episode also has the distinct pleasure of returning Michelle Gomez to her former glory as Missy—now a prisoner on Carnathon, facing her death at the hands of the Doctor.“I’ll be good. I promise. I’ll turn good, please. Teach me how to be good,” the self-proclaimed queen of evil begs for mercy.“I know I’m going to die. I have to say it: the truth,” she continues in a flashback. “Without hope, without witness, without reward. I am your friend.”Whether or not Missy’s speech—bold, yet drained of her usual sassy power—made any impact on the Doctor, both Time Lords walk away from the scene unscathed.At least, as unscathed as you can be fated to live out your next 1,000 years inside a Quantum Fold Chamber (i.e. the vault we’ve been scrutinizing for weeks).“It’s definitely Missy in there, we’re not fooling you about that,” Moffat confirmed.“The story now is what’s going on between them. That dangerous friendship, burning away—who else will be lost to the flames?” he teased. “‘Show me how to be good,’ she asks him. Will the No. 1 liberal do-gooder of the universe be able to resist?“And we gave it away early because I know Doctor Who fans—they’ll have had it figured out by the end of episode four,” Moffat added.(For the record: I did!)Sadly, Gomez, this week announced her planned departure from Doctor Who at the end of season 10; she joins “pals” Peter Capaldi and Moffat, also leaving the show later this year.Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) go toward the light (via BBC)But Missy isn’t the only kick-ass lady in the Doctor’s life: Bill has held her own for five installments. Which makes it feel even more disappointing when she was pushed into the background of Saturday’s story.After weeks of strong showings from newcomer Pearl Mackie, Moffat undeniably turns the focus of this episode onto the Doctor and Nardole, shining a spotlight on the actors’ talent, without really moving their characters any further forward.Even without his sight—which is temporarily restored using a machine that looks like the Gallifreyan equivalent of shock therapy—the Time Lord saves the day but warns that “something’s coming.”“Something very big, and something possibly very, very bad.”“For me, the whole point of the story is the Doctor is still the Doctor, even in extremis,” the executive producer said. “Even when he’s not real, even when he’s a simulant on a hard drive, and there is no possibility of escape or reward, he holds true to the man he wants to be. Never cruel, never cowardly—and never giving up till he wins.”Missed episode five of Doctor Who? Check out our recap of “Oxygen,” as well as our review of Class episode “Detained.”last_img read more

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