Mumbai: Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s Independence Day war at the box-office has begun. Bollywood’s poster boys of nationalism, Akshay and John, have released Mission Mangal and Batla House respectively on August 15 this year, and initial reports suggest both films have seen a good opening at the box-office on day one. Mission Mangal, which is based on Indian Space Research Organisation’s successful mission to Mars, has raked in over Rs 29 crore upon opening on Thursday, while Batla House has minted over Rs 14 crore. However, Mission Mangal has the advantage of a bigger screen count. While the Akshay Kumar-starrer opened in over 3,000 screens nationwide, John’s Batla House released across 2750 screens. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaDirected by Nikkhil Advani, Batla House is about the alleged police encounter that took place in Delhi in the wake of the serial blasts of 2008. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and announced the box office numbers of both the films. “Batla House fares well on Day 1, although the numbers are affected due to the clash… Gathered momentum post noon onwards… Independence Day holiday gave its biz additional push… Will need to score from Friday-Sunday… Thursday Rs 14.59 cr. India business,” Taran tweeted. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaTaran also compared the opening day collection of Akshay’s latest space drama to his past films, which were released around Independence Day. According to the numbers, Mission Mangal has emerged out to be Akshay’s highest Independence Day opener. “2016: Rustom Rs 14.11 cr [Friday; working day] 2017: Toilet Ek Prem Katha Rs 13.10 cr [Friday; working day] 2018: Gold Rs 25.25 cr [Wednesday; holiday] 2019: Mission Mangal Rs 29.16 cr [Thursday; holiday] India business,” Taran added. Akshay is happy with the responses but he does not give heed to box office numbers. Responding to one of his fan’s tweet, Akshay said: “The motive behind making the film (is) to inspire more kids and develop an interest in science. This is real success for me, not the box office numbers.” Last year, Akshay’s Gold and John’s Satyamev Jayate released clashing on the Independence Day weekend.
Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 last week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days.The special endeavor preceded the release of their fifth studio album 747 available in stores now.The campaign started last Monday, when Lady A popped up in Miami, FL on their way to New York City and surprised South Miami Elementary Expressive Arts Center teacher Vivian Gonzales. The trio snuck into the music teacher’s classroom and surprised her with an instrument donation for the school with the help of friends at Little Kids Rock. Lady A also invited Gonzales and her husband on an all-expense paid vacation to New York City to attend the group’s album release show at Gramercy Theatre. Gonzales was nominated by her husband who describes her as a “a great wife, an amazing mom and a phenomenal music teacher” who “spends her days, nights and weekends coming up with lessons to engage every student she has in the world of music, and change their lives forever.”The following day, during their appearance on Today, Lady Antebellum surprised nursing student Katharine Laventis, who lost both her parents at a young age and is now paying her own way through school. Laventis, who was in the crowd under the pretense that she and a friend had won free tickets to the taping, was recognized and pulled up on stage by the band during their on-air interview. The trio then completely shocked Laventis with their announcement that they would be setting up a scholarship with American International College to help offset the cost of her tuition.On Wednesday, Lady Antebellum stuck around the city to surprise 9-year-old New Jersey native Kate Koval during her trip into Manhattan today. Koval was taken in by her grandparents as a baby after her parents died, and then adopted by her aunt after the death of her grandmother. Shortly after she moved in, she and her aunt lost their home in Superstorm Sandy. Koval’s aunt, who nominated her for the surprise, took her niece on a visit to the American Girl Store in NYC where she was told she’d be given her own special doll. Much to her surprise, the trio walked out with the doll in hand to present to Koval, in addition to announcing that they will be providing a year’s worth of groceries with the help of Crock-Pot Slow Cookers.For the fourth day, Lady Antebellum hopped on over to Fort Meade, Maryland to surprise Carrie Warfel, an army wife and mother of four who tirelessly takes great care of everyone around her. Warfel was nominated by her sister, but everyone on the army base says she is a true hero who selflessly puts everyone else’s needs before her own, including a family whose daughter has cancer. Lady Antebellum snuck onto the military base where Warfel’s husband is stationed to throw her a surprise party and treated her to an indulgent day at the spa. On top of that, the trio shocked her even more with a trip for two to the 2015 ACM Awards and a Polaris for her husband.On day five, Lady Antebellum took their 7FOR7 project back home today with a stop in Nashville, TN to surprise nurse and single mother, Kelly Blackburn. Blackburn diligently works 12-hour night shifts without complaining in order to provide for her young daughter and give her the best life possible. Lady Antebellum recognized Blackburn’s sacrifice and decided to surprise her with a fun lunch in downtown Nashville with all of her friends, including the trio themselves. On top of that, they gifted her with an assortment of amazing experiences: VIP tickets to Lady A’s New Year’s Eve show including a luxurious hotel stay, a CMA Mega Prize Pack for this year’s CMA Awards, tickets to the 2015 CMA Music Festival, one-year admission passes to the Nashville Zoo plus several other local attractions to enjoy with her daughter, and much more.Lady Antebellum spent day six of their 7FOR7 project in Perry, GA surprising newly engaged Alexis Wonais, who was nominated by her fiance Jordan, who wanted to do something special for her. While the couple was having lunch in downtown Perry, the band came in singing an acapella version of “I Run To You” and invited them to be VIP guests at their show that night at the Georgia National Fair. On top of that, the trio announced they would be covering the bride-to-be’s wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses, in addition to a 5-night honeymoon at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico.And finally, on day seven, Lady Antebellum made a wish come true in Music City today for 22-year-old Shelby Parker, a journalism major at CSU Bakersfield with aspirations to become an entertainment journalist in Nashville. The group surprised Parker by taking her to Country Weekly and securing her a mentorship with the reputable magazine’s Editor-in-Chief so that she could begin to pursue her dream career. They also granted her a red-carpet interview, complete with brand new laptop and camera, for the premiere of the new movie “Best Of Me,” for which the trio wrote and recorded the track “I Did With You.”
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APTN National NewsThe Massachusetts State House is located in the historic Beacon Hill neighbourhood of Boston.It’s an iconic landmark and is where Kathryn Burton works as chief of staff for the state treasurer.But Burton is no ordinary Bostonian.APTN’s Tim Fontaine has the story in his second of a three part series looking at Boston’s Mi’kmaq.Tfontaine@aptn.ca
Indore: Domestic giants Mumbai defeated Vidarbha by six wickets in their Super League Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament here Monday. Opting to field at the Holkar Stadium, Mumbai bowlers, led by medium pacer Tushar Deshpande (3-28), put in a spirited show to restrict Vidarbha to 137/8 in their alloted 20 overs. Deshpande was ably supported by another pacer Shardul Thakur (2-21), while Shams Mulani (1-22), Shivam Dube (1-28) and Siddhesh Lad (1-9), too, played their part, picking up a wicket each. Deshpande gave early breakthrough to Mumbai when he accounted for Vidarbha opener Atharva Taide (4). Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherJitesh Sharma (20), captain Ganesh Satish (24) and Rushabh Rathod (26) got starts, but failed to convert them into big scores as Mumbai bowlers struck at regular intervals. Vidarbha were reeling at 95-6, but pacer Umesh Yadav chipped in with a blazing 26 off 12 balls, which included three fours and two sixes, to ensure his side crossed the 130- run mark. Young prodigy Prithvi Shaw did not play for Mumbai, but opener Jay Bista hit an unbeaten 73 off 51 balls to see his team romp home with 26 deliveries to spare. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenBista took the experienced Vidarbha attack to task, hammering nine fours and two sixes. He got able support from skipper Shreyas Iyer (28) and Surya Kumar Yadav (25). Mumbai lost two quick wickets, but Bista ensured that his side emerged triumphant. Earlier in the day, Gujarat defeated Railways by seven wickets in their Super League Group A game. Gujarat bowlers, led by leg spinner Piyush Chawla (3-12), dished out a clinical show to restrict Railways to a 110/9 in their 20 overs after they chose to bat. Piyush Tanwar led Gujarat’s chase as he hit an unbeaten 55 off 43 balls and took his side home with 5.5 overs to spare in company of Axar Patel (20 not out). Brief scores: At Holkar Stadium: Vidarbha 137/8 (R R Rathod 26, Umesh Yadav 26; Tushar Deshpande 3-28, Shardul Thakur 2-21) lost to Mumbai 138/4 (Jay Bista 73 not out, Shreyas Iyer 28; R L Jangid 2-23, Akshay Wakhare 2-38) by six wickets. Mumbai 4 points, Vidarbha 0 points. At Emerald Heights International School Ground: Railways 110/9 (Harsh Tyagi 32 not out, Amit Paunikar 23; Piyush Chawla 3-12, Hemang Patel 1-17) lost to Gujarat 112/3 (Piyush Tanwar 55 not out, Parthiv Patel 25; Ambikeshwar Mishra 1-15) by seven wickets. Gujarat 4 points, Railways 0 points.
By Alexandra KrauskaRabat – American Actor Will Smith talked about Donald Trump at a press event in Dubai, saying that Trump’s rhetoric is hateful, but may help the United States to realize the flaws in those beliefs.“in terms of Islamophobia in America, for me that is why it important to show up. I am in Dubai and I am having fun and I am Tweeting and I am showing pictures, hey does not look like they hate me, does it,” the American actor said sarcastically. “As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk, and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good,” he said. “We get to hear it, we get to know who people are, and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”The press event on Sunday was part of the publicity tour for Suicide Squad, the DC Comics movie about the “bad guys” of the DC universe. Smith was cast as Deadshot, a supervillain and sharpshooting assassin.This was not an easy role for Smith, however. “I had never played bad guys before,” he said in an interview with Access Hollywood earlier this month. “I couldn’t understand the mentality. I got this really powerful comprehension that what makes someone evil is they don’t think they’re evil, they think they’re doing good. They actually think it’s okay to call a woman a ‘fat pig’ on television. They think it’s okay, that’s what makes them evil.” Smith referred to the incident in which Donald Trump called Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig” in an interview.Smith has been very outspoken about Donald Trump, either overtly or through pointed references. Several times in recent months, he has discussed his thoughts on the businessman’s campaign and his supporters. In an interview with BET.com, he expressed his views on the importance of the election this November.“I think, as Americans, we have a really, really critical decision to make right now. I think many times in history, the soul of our country is at stake. Who we are. Are we exclusionary or inclusive? Are we going to commit to diversity or are we going to commit to separateness? Are we going to commit to optimism or fear and pessimism? So I think more than ever, we have a huge decision to make. Like, what does it mean to be American?”
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced concern about a paramilitary group which sides with the Government of Sri Lanka against separatist Tamil Tiger rebels that the agency believes is not living up to public assurances to eschew recruitment of children as soldiers to fight in the country’s bloody civil conflict. Although the so-called Karuna faction – which split from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and now supports Government troops – denies that it is actively enlisting children as soldiers, UNICEF says there are consistent reports that contradict this. After returning from a mission last week to a conflict area where the Karuna group was supposed to provide UNICEF access to a camp, the agency’s head of protection in Sri Lanka, Andrew Brooks, described the level of cooperation as “stalemated.” “We seriously question whether the Karuna group is acting in good faith,” he said in the capital, Colombo. “Our supposed cooperation is obscured by the faction’s apparent determination to delay, frustrate, and mislead the process to end the use of children as combatants in this country’s conflict.” Last week’s assessment was intended to be the first of regular inspection of known locations of the Karuna faction and its political offshoot, known as the TMVP, to verify that no children are being used as soldiers. However, the leader of the UN team reported that he had been led to hastily created mock site in a jungle area, and despite the Karuna group’s repeated promises to fully cooperate, requests by the world body to inspect known locations were spurned. After a UN fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka last November, the faction’s leader, Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, known as “Colonel Karuna,” reassured the UN that his group would cooperate in efforts to curtail child combatant recruitment. Despite these assurances, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a report to the Security Council in January that “a particularly disconcerting development during the reporting period was the increase in abductions and recruitment of children in the east by the Karuna faction.” The report also cited the Sri Lankan army’s complicity in the group’s efforts to enlist children. “Unfortunately, despite exhaustive approaches to the Karuna group and TMVP officials since then, the few children they’re released falls well short of the public commitments they’ve made,” Mr. Brooks said. “We continue to receive reports of children being recruited.” According to UNICEF, as of the end of last month, out of the 285 children known to have been recruited as soldiers by the Karuna faction, there were 194 outstanding cases. 27 April 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced concern about a paramilitary group which sides with the Government of Sri Lanka against separatist Tamil Tiger rebels that the agency believes is not living up to public assurances to eschew recruitment of children as soldiers to fight in the country’s bloody civil conflict.
Rodolphe Adada, who is also the AU-UN Joint Special Representative for Darfur, directed that a high-level delegation from the mission hold a series of meetings today with IDPs and other concerned parties, UNAMID reports.Another UNAMID assessment mission to Kalma camp has been scheduled to try to rebuild confidence among the camp’s estimated population of 80,000 IDPs. The mission comprises police officers, military advisers, human rights staff and civil affairs personnel.UNAMID said today it has obtained concrete evidence that 31 IDPs were killed on Monday when Sudanese military and police forces raided the camp, which is situated in South Darfur state.The Sudanese forces had entered the camp to execute a search warrant for illegal weapons and drugs and said they only returned fire after gunshots were directed at them from behind a human shield of women and children.Yesterday UNAMID issued a statement condemning what it called the “excessive, disproportionate use of lethal force” by Sudanese security forces, noting that those forces were heavily armed while the residents carried sticks, knives and spears.“While the alleged presence of weapons in the Kalma camp is a real security concern for the Government of Sudan authorities, the actions taken to address it are a clear violation of the Darfur Peace Agreement,” UNAMID stated.“UNAMID strongly condemns the excessive, disproportionate use of lethal force by the Government of Sudan security forces against civilians, which violated their human rights and resulted in unacceptable casualties.” However, the statement also stressed “that the presence of weapons voids the status of IDP camps granted to them by international humanitarian law and exhorts the IDP community and its leaders and representatives to ensure that their camps are, and remain, weapons-free zones.”The residents have told the mission today that the continued armed presence maintained by Sudanese Government security forces is contributing to tensions at Kalma, one of many camps across Darfur, where rebels have been fighting Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen since 2003.In his latest regular report to the Security Council on the work of UNAMID, published today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced deep concern at the continuing violence across Darfur and its humanitarian consequences for the civilian population.“I urge all parties to recognize the urgent need to end the suffering of innocent civilians and immediately commit themselves to an unconditional ceasefire,” he wrote.Mr. Ban stressed that although more UNAMID units will be deployed in the coming months, they “cannot be a substitute for a political process. Ultimately, the crisis in Darfur can be resolved only through political negotiations and a comprehensive and inclusive peace agreement.”Meanwhile, the newly appointed Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Djibril Bassolé, arrives in the region tomorrow to take up his duties.Mr. Bassolé is slated to arrive in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state and the headquarters of UNAMID, and then will travel soon to Nyala and El Geneina, the capitals of South Darfur and West Darfur respectively. 27 August 2008The head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) set up meetings today with the residents of a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in a bid to ease tensions after dozens of people were shot dead there earlier this week during clashes with Sudanese security forces.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women will be the main focus of attention when government ministers from across the world gather in New York for the annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) next week.“It goes without saying that the empowerment of women has one of the strongest multiplayer effects on achieving all of the MDGs,” said Hamidon Ali, President of ECOSOC, referring to the eight human development and poverty eradication targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which countries have pledged to try and achieve before the 2015 deadline.He told journalists at UN Headquarters that this year’s agenda had been selected to stress the importance of women as agents of social change. Empowering women has the potential to improve maternal and child health, reduce global hunger, contribute towards universal primary education, help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and curb environmental degradation.Mr. Ali said women did 66 per cent of the world’s work and produced 50 per cent of the food, yet they earned 10 per cent of global income, owned one per cent of the property, and constituted 60 per cent of the world’s poorest people.Also on the agenda at the ECOSOC meeting are efforts to end gender-based violence, which remains a priority for the UN because of its potential to prevent women from participating fully in productive social activities.The week of high-level meetings will include the Annual Ministerial Review, which will focus on implementing the international goals for gender equality and the empowerment of women, and the Development Cooperation Forum, which will centre on development cooperation in times of crises.Six developing countries – Brazil, Guatemala, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia and the Republic of Congo – will make the national voluntary presentations on lessons they have learned when formulating and implementing their national development strategies. Seven developed countries – Australia, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Korea and the United States – will make presentations on how they have helped poorer nations meet their development priorities.Keynote speakers include the former Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet; the British Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell; and Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s Minister of State for Family and Population Affairs. 25 June 2010Gender equality and the empowerment of women will be the main focus of attention when government ministers from across the world gather in New York for the annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) next week.
Two Hamilton men stranded in Nepal after the deadly earthquake are alive and well. Bryan Prince, who used to own Bryan Prince Booksellers in Westdale, and his brother Ross had been trekking through Nepal for more than a month. Luckily they weren’t hurt in Saturday’s quake, and now they are trying to help others. Ross Prince told American reporter Miguel Almaguer of NBC News what it was like to be there. “It’s hard to explain. It’s kind of bizarre.”“In one regard it’s kind of exciting but then good God look at the devestation, you know. We’re in the middle of a world situation. Ultimately, it’s awful. But biding your time, pitching in, doing what we can and that keeps your mind off it.”The brothers have been very critical of the Canadian consulate’s handling of the situation, saying they have done nothing for them. The two are staying at the American consulate. Our consulate in Nepal is a courtesy residence and has only one volunteer employee. Family members of others stranded say they don’t blame the consulate, but they’re frustrated with the lack of information and assistance being provided.Canadian DART team arrives in KathmanduA Canadian military plane carrying an advance disaster-assistance team has landed in Kathmandu. 31 armed forces members are in the earthquake-hit country. The crew will assess where a full team can best help. It’ll be able to fly up to 100 Canadians to New Delhi once it’s ready to leave later today. A second Canadian plane with more equipment and people is expected to land in Nepal tomorrow. The death toll from the quake has topped 5,000 with more than 8 million affected. Nepalese PM visits quake zoneNepal’s prime minister wore a mask as he spoke to members of the military helping with rescue and recovery efforts in Kathmandu. Rescue efforts continued today with helicopters bringing wounded from remote villages to the capital for treatment. On-and-off rain over the past few days has hampered rescue efforts. Ottawa to match aid donationsThe Canadian government announced Monday that it will match donations to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund dollar-for-dollar until May 25th.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Federal prosecutors say a former State Department employee has pleaded guilty to disclosing confidential bid proposals in an effort to help a friend win a lucrative government contract for embassy furniture.In a news release, prosecutors say 69-year-old Patricia DeLaughter pleaded guilty Friday to illegally disclosing contractor bid or proposal information. She faces up to five years in prison when sentenced in November.Delaughter was responsible for procuring furniture for United States embassies. Prosecutors say that from December 2016 to March 2017, DeLaughter and another State Department official knowingly disclosed confidential bid prices and design plans of at least three competitors to furniture company executive Steven Anstine.The information enabled Anstine to win the contract with a bid of about $1.56 million.Anstine pleaded guilty earlier this year to illegally obtaining contractor bid or proposal information.The Associated Press
“Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather, rising temperatures and sea levels, as well as floods and droughts have a significant impact on the right to food,” said Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, in a news release.“All these climate incidents will negatively impact on crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and on people’s livelihoods,” she added, warning that responding to the food demand through large-scale production oriented agricultural models is not the right solution.Ms. Elver also underlined that there is a need for a major shift from industrial agriculture to transformative systems such as agro-ecology that support the local food movement, protect small holder farmers, respect human rights, food democracy and cultural traditions, and at the same time maintain environmental sustainability and facilitate a healthy diet.“Those who have contributed the least to global warming are the ones set to suffer the most from its harmful effects,” she stressed. “Urgent action is needed to respond to the challenges posed by climate change, but mitigation and adaptation policies should respect the right to food as well as other fundamental human rights.”The Special Rapporteur made her recommendations in advance of the UN climate change conference, known as COP 21 due to take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. The aim of the summit is to achieve a universally applicable legal instrument under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.“Civil society pressure is mounting on the parties of the UNFCCC to achieve results in Paris by adopting a human rights approach to the climate change agreement that will respect, protect and fulfil human rights of all persons, and especially those most vulnerable. Any agreement must include a clear commitment by all relevant parties to ensuring climate justice and food security for all,” Ms. Elver said.“As jointly stated by all special procedure mandate holders on World Environment Day in June, Governments should ?make sure that human rights are at the core of climate change governance.’”Meanwhile, the Special Rapporteur highlighted her concerns surrounding the impact of climate change on the right to food in her recent report presented to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee in October. Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.
Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello competes in a match against Arizona State on Nov. 13. Credit: Courtesy of OSUOne could have heard a pin drop in St. John Arena as redshirt sophomore Nate Tomasello started his match at 125 pounds. All eyes were on the national champion, and “pin” was exactly what he did to start the night.The Ohio State team (11-3, 7-2) picked up another win this year in its final dual meet in St. John, taking down Edinboro in a National Wrestling Coaches Association dual-series bout. With six individual victories, the Buckeyes battled their way to a hard-fought team win, 26-13.It was the second time in two seasons the Scarlet and Gray faced the Fighting Scots in a NWCA dual and the second time OSU came out on top.Tomasello earned his third pin of the year, while maintaining an unblemished record for the season. The Parma, Ohio, native remains one of two undefeated OSU wrestlers, along with sophomore Kyle Snyder.Tomasello hasn’t lost since January of last year.There was a surprise absence at 133 pounds for the Buckeyes, as senior Mike Manuche competed in place of redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius. Manuche went up against redshirt junior Anthony Rivera.In his 10th match of the year, Manuche struggled against Rivera, unable to secure any takedown or escape. Eventually, Rivera won 6-0, pulling Edinboro into striking distance, with OSU only up 6-3.Redshirt junior Micah Jordan quickly turned the tide for the Buckeyes, with a good performance against freshman Tyler Vath. Even though Jordan got caught in a bad position and had to sprawl and tumble away from a near fall, he would go on to pick up a 22-9 major decision.After noting that he needed to create more energy and open up earlier this week, Jordan seemed to fix the issues. He now has eight major decisions on the season, which leads the team.After an injury in sudden victory in the previous match for redshirt senior Hunter Stieber at the 149-pound weight class, redshirt freshman Cody Burcher re-entered the lineup. Burcher was the starter for OSU at the beginning of the season against Virginia.Burcher drew a tough opponent in freshman Patricio Lugo. Lugo is the 19th-ranked wrestler in the nation at 149 pounds. With a tight contest into the third, Burcher gained a 1-0 lead on an escape, before being taken down with little time left.Burcher scrambled with eight seconds left looking for an escape, but was unable to capitalize. Lugo went on to win 2-1. OSU coach Tom Ryan said he felt Burcher performed well overall, even with some issues earlier this week with making weight.“The door opened, and (Burcher wasn’t) quite ready to run through it,” Ryan said. “But, he gave a good effort overall.”Buckeye fans got a treat once again at 157 pounds, as redshirt freshman Jake Ryan took another match down to the wire, this time against redshirt sophomore Austin Matthews.A tight contest throughout, things came picked up near the end of the last period. After a takedown was thwarted by Matthews, it was initially ruled that two points went to Edinboro. However, after a video replay, the call was reversed, and the match came down to riding time, which gave Jake Ryan the 4-3 win.With the ball now in their court, the Buckeyes looked to increase their 13-6 team lead. Redshirt sophomore Bo Jordan was just the man for the job.After a shaky outing in the previous match, Bo Jordan started off in a bit of trouble, as his opponent, redshirt senior Casey Fuller, nearly got Bo Jordan’s shoulders down for a fall. However, Bo Jordan rolled out of danger and proceeded to control the rest of the bout.Midway through the second, the St. Paris, Ohio, product secured Fuller and earned the fall. That pin was his fifth of the year.“Last week I couldn’t get my opponent’s feet moving at all,” Bo Jordan said. “I really focused on, this week in practice of, getting guys feet moving.”The adjustment paid dividends for him.Up next at 174 pounds, freshman Myles Martin looked to continue his stellar rookie year. After securing the first takedown, the lead would remain firmly in his hands.After a few more takedowns, one more by Martin gave him a 14-4 major decision win. Martin now has a season win total of 24, which is ranks third on the team.Tom Ryan went to a different wrestler at 184 pounds than he did last week, turning to redshirt sophomore Dominic Prezzia. The absence of the usual competitor, Kenny Courts, should not raise any concerns about the redshirt senior’s status for the rest of the year, the coach said.“Kenny had something come up today,” Tom Ryan said.Prezzia made a valiant effort against fifth-ranked redshirt senior Vic Avery, but he was outmatched as the bout wore on. Avery won 19-7, while Prezzia fell to 13-10 on the year.After a strong outing in the previous match, senior Mark Martin had a much tougher go against senior Vince Pickett. With a team win seemingly in hand, Martin looked to earn another win for OSU to pad the team’s stats.Although he picked up a takedown in the first, Martin could not respond with any more scoring, and he was forced to defend for the rest of the match. Pickett earned an escape but failed to score again, giving Martin a 2-1 decision win.Redshirt junior Nick Tavanello was the last man out for the Buckeyes, and he faced redshirt freshman Billy Miller. The two Ohio natives clashed in a tough, grind-it-out bout.Tavanello struggled to create any separation or scoring chances and could not secure any of his numerous takedowns. Miller would go on to win 5-1.Even with the loss in the final match, OSU won with ease, 26-13.Although Tom Ryan had a smile on his face and was celebrating the NWCA dual-series victory as he made his way into the press conference, he noted what he felt his wrestlers seemed to need to change moving forward.“Fear is debilitating,” the coach said. “We gotta find a way to wrestle fearless.”Postseason play awaits the Buckeyes next, as they are set to head to Iowa City, Iowa, to compete in the Big Ten Championships. The event is scheduled to take place on March 5 and 6.
Five food outlets in and around Georgetown are facing impending closure by the Mayor and City Council’s Meat and Hygiene Food Department. This was disclosed yesterday by Acting Head of the Department Abiola Baker during a press conference, according to the Department of Public Information.Acting Head of Meat and Hygiene Food Department, Abiola BakerBaker said that none of the five businesses have the necessary documentation that would permit operation of any sort, more so a business that deals with food. Some of the outlets that are being closed have been notified since 2015, DPI said.According to DPI, Baker explained that “some of them have been operating under insanitary conditions, they have been operating without their food handlers certificate and they have also been employing staff and have them operating under those circumstances and conditions as well. We have visited them several times, we served them with violation notice to no avail so we have had to take this decision of having them closed.”Two of those businesses are located on Sheriff Street, one in Castello Housing Scheme, another on Dennis Street and one on Duncan Street. It was also disclosed by Baker that the council is preparing to close more food businesses that are not complying with the laws.Town Clerk Royston King, speaking to the issue, said that the non-compliance of the regulations and bylaws governing food establishments is something that has been ongoing for years.According to DPI, King stated that “we are now taking action to close them down because we have an interest in securing the public health of our local neighbourhood and all of our citizens… it is for the good of the citizens of the city.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCity Hall suspends several unregistered food businessesOctober 11, 2017In “latest news”Lodging houses in Georgetown to undergo stringent grading system – M&CCJanuary 15, 2018In “latest news”Georgetown businesses must have sanitation certificate – Town ClerkJanuary 8, 2018In “latest news”
The Social Protection minister says that “there is nothing decided” on proposals to cap social welfare, Joan Burton added that she has a “professional relationship” with Eamon Gilmore.Priory Hall residents say that they have been unofficially approached by the government to try to sort the situation at the abandoned apartment complex.Auctioneers Allsop Space have signed a deal with the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation that could stop the sale of repossessed homes.The search for a man who fell into the sea off the coast of Antrim continued today, but was suspended due to bad weather. The man was swept off the rocks at Ramore Head in Portrush.Just four discoveries of natural gas have been made in Irish waters since the 1970s, but a junior minister says that encouraging private exploration is important.Hundreds of people protested against plans to remove 22 acute psychiatric beds from St Bridget’s Hospital in Ballinasloe.INTERNATIONAL An Iraqi Army soldier, centre, stands guard as policemen inspect the site of a car bomb attack at a vegetable market in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometres) south-east of Baghdad. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)#EVACUATED 5,000 people were evacuated from the Mexican state of Veracruz as Hurricane Ingrid picks up strength.#BOMBINGS A series of car bombs across Iraq killed at least 48 people, officials said.#COLLAPSE At least 24 people were killed when a coal mine collapsed in Afghanistan.INNOVATIONA new algorithm developed at Tel Aviv University will make it easier to identify 3D objects in 2D photos. Sounds weird? The video is incredible. [CNet] PARTING SHOTGalway captain Lorraine Ryan raises the O’Duffy Cup in celebration as Galway overcame Kilkenny to capture the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. The Tribeswomen had Ailish O’Reilly’s goal to thank as they edged the Cats by a score of 1-9to 0-7. (INPHO/Cathal Noonan)Here’s what happened yesterday. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…TheJournal.ie reader Eoin Judge sent us this picture of British Airways’ Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet in the world, over Poolbeg at today’s FlightFest event. An estimated 100,000 packed Dublin city to catch a glimpse of the 30 aircraft that flew low over the Liffey.IRELAND
In an argument that Roger Ebert basically started then eventually backed out of, the Museum of Modern Art has taken a side, and acquired 14 video games as part of a new collection, with an aim to grow it to 40 titles in the future. If MoMa housing a collection of works doesn’t declare something as “officially art,” we don’t know what does.The 14 games that have already been officially chosen:Pac-Man (1980)Tetris (1984)Another World (1991)Myst (1993)SimCity 2000 (1994)vib-ribbon (1999)The Sims (2000)EVE Online (2003)Katamari Damacy (2004)Dwarf Fortress (2006)flOw (2006)Portal (2007)Passage (2008)Canabalt (2009)In MoMa’s announcement, it asks the question “Are video games art?” answering, “they sure are.” However, it didn’t simply choose which game is the prettiest, or has the most stylized art, but rather used design approach as their main metric. The games were selected for being “outstanding examples of interaction design,” and MoMa is even taking the elegance of a game’s code into consideration. Within the next few years, MoMa wants its collection to grow, with its sights set on a large swath of games we can all pretty much agree belong on the list.Spacewar! (1962)various games from the Magnavox Odyssey (1972)Pong (1972)the original Snake (1970s)Space Invaders (1978)Asteroids (1979)Zork (1979)Tempest (1981)Donkey Kong (1981)Yar’s Revenge (1982)M.U.L.E. (1983)Core War (1984)Marble Madness (1984)Super Mario Bros. (1985)The Legend of Zelda (1986)Nethack (1987)Street Fighter II (1991)Chrono Trigger (1995)Super Mario 64 (1996)Grim Fandango (1998)Animal Crossing (2001)Minecraft (2011)Don’t be too mad that games like Journey, Rez, and Shadow of the Colossus aren’t on the list yet. MoMa is on the right track, and — if anything — setting its sights on Tim Schafer (with Grim Fandango) shows a great deal of competence and promise for the collection.Some of the main design traits MoMa is looking for when considering to acquire a game include a game’s designed behavior, the aesthetics, if the game does something unique in its medium, and how the game’s length affects the overall experience.Depending on the best presentation of the game, MoMa might make it available to play in the gallery. The whole of Chrono Trigger, for example, wouldn’t quite lend itself to a playable art exhibit, whereas five minutes of flOw or the open, timeless approach of Minecraft (hunger meter aside!) would lend itself well to groups of museum patrons shuffling in and out. However, MoMa is thinking of ways to present demos of the games that don’t quite lend itself to a full play. It’ll be especially interesting to see how the museum presents EVE Online, a game that doesn’t lend itself well to a museum atmosphere because of its very genre, but also because it is regularly referred to as “playing a spreadsheet.”The initial 14 games will be installed in MoMa’s Philip Johnson Galleries in March 2013.
A discussion around the Parthenon and its cultural significance and restitution of the Parthenon Marbles will take place at the University of Sydney between 15 and 17 November. Entitled ‘Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship’, it will be hosted by the International Organising Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) with the support of the British and American Committees. The event will be opened by the Premier of NSW, The Hon. Barry O’Farrell MP on Friday 15 November at the Nicholson Museum (University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus). The three-day event encourages feedback on popular social media platforms to inspire the global community to take part in the conversation, comprising a mix of lectures, visual presentations and workshops. Workshops on the major themes of education, activism, litigation and economy will be open to the online community around the world through the use of special hashtags (#). Workshop participants will be able to follow and discuss comments by the online community in real time. Since mid-year the campaign for restitution has increased in pace. This colloquy has been a major focus of social media activity drawing global attention from committees and interested individuals. The Greek Minister for Culture and Sports, Panos Panagiotopoulos, has suggested Greece/UK mediation through UNESCO as one possible strategy. All the latest developments will be discussed at this event, which will help to build international interest and momentum in the campaign for return of the Parthenon sculptures. Visit the event’s website for more information www.parthenonmarblesaustralia.org.au/colloquy2013 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Samsung Série 5 550P en deux modèlesLa marque coréenne propose deux versions pour sa Série 5 550P. L’une avec un écran 15 pouces, l’autre avec un écran 17 pouces. Même nom, mêmes caractéristiques techniques ? Deux ordinateurs portables pour un même nom. Le Samsung propose en effet deux modèles pour son Série 5550P. L’un avec un écran 15 pouces, l’autre avec un écran 17 pouces. Mais disposent-ils des mêmes performances ? Tous deux disposent d’un Intel CoreTM i7 de 3ème génération qui permet d’assurer l’utilisation de divers outils multimédias comme le montage vidéo ou de profiter des dernières sorties jeux vidéo. Ils sont aussi équipés d’un lecteur Blu-Ray, de haut-parleurs JBL 3 x et d’une caméra 1.3M HD. Les similitudes s’arrêtent là. Le modèle 17” est vendu avec la carte graphique 2Go NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M, tandis que le modèle 15” dispose de la GT 630M. Les propriétés des deux appareils diffèrent aussi sur la capacité de stockage (1 TB pour le 15”, 2 TB pour le 17”) et, évidemment, sur la taille des écrans (un écran HD en 1920X1080 antireflets pour l’un, un écran HD en 1600X900 antireflets pour l’autre).Deux inconnus Le modèle 15” reste moins lourd que son grand frère (2,5 kg contre 3,05 kg), mais il est néanmoins plus épais (29.9 mm contre 29.2 mm).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? D’après le communiqué de presse, seule cette première version du Série 5550P possède une mémoire système DDR3 8Go à 1600MHz (4Go x 2). On suppose alors que la version 15” possède des performances plus limitées à ce niveau. Reste une seconde inconnue, le prix de chacun des appareils qui seront disponibles début juin. Le communiqué ne fournit qu’un seul prix de vente conseillé pour les deux ordinateurs : 899 euros. Espérons que le modèle 15” sera moins cher que la version 17” ! Le 15 mai 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert
Let’s be honest.If you’re enduring a Vancouver winter — cold, damp, perpetual mist — you put up with a certain amount of misery. But hey, it makes you a better person! At least that’s what my mom always told me.And if there’s a chance to seek out a little more misery — you know, to keep making yourself better — hey, why not.Paul Montague recently found himself doing just that.Let me explain. A few weeks back on what almost certainly was a cold, damp, misting day, Paul was headed over to the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, where he’s the business services coordinator. He loaded up the parking meter for the max — two hours — and went into work. He knew he would have to return two hours later.So at exactly two hours and one minute later — you guessed it — Paul found a parking ticket on his car. Cha-ching. Count Paul $25 lighter in his pocket. Welcome to the club, Paul. And those $25 parking tickets add up. Last year, the city brought in more than $700,000 in fines.Paul wasn’t aware of it at the time, but he joined what I called the Unlucky 100 Club. Because — on average — the city dishes out a little more than 100 parking tickets every day. If you do the math (don’t count weekends) that means there are more than 30,000 tickets given out a year. That was last year’s number, by the way. But I suspect this year won’t be much different. Lou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor emeritus. His column of personal opinion appears the first Saturday of every month. Reach him at email@example.com.