Four arrested for duping people on pretext of providing jobs abroad

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested a notorious gang of interstate fraudsters who used to dupe people on the pretext of providing job abroad and has recovered 148 passports, 13 mobile phones, 35 SIM cards and one Verna car purchased from duped money.A case was registered at Janak Puri on the complaint of one Vijay, a resident of Sikar Rajasthan, who alleged that he contacted Black Stone Immigration Services running from Janak Puri on January 17, 2019, after seeing online advertisement, which lured him to provide job in Canada and took about Rs 1.25 lakhs from him. Later they absconded with his money and passport. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarRaids were conducted in several areas of Punjab and finally the accused persons Ishpreet, Karan, Palak and Akanksha were arrested from Zirakpur, Patiala, Punjab on May 22 and at their instance total 148 passports of duped persons, one Verna Car, purchased from the duped money, 13 mobile phones used in offence and 35 SIM cards used in offence were recovered. One co-accused Kaka is absconding and raids are on to nab them. “Accused persons used to lure the victims on the pretext of ensuring foreign work visa and job in foreign countries. After collecting money and passports from several gullible victims they absconded. During the interrogation the accused persons revealed that they duped about 200 persons of various states and taken away their money, about 60-70 lakhs and passports. Efforts are on to trace and contact the other victims. Raids are on to nab the absconding accused Kaka,” said Monika Bhardwaj, DCP West Delhi. One of the accused Ispreet has a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Patiala College. He came to Delhi in 2016 and started working as consultant. Later he opened his own office and started duping people.last_img read more

Anger erupts after statue of martyr gets desecrated in Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: Soldiers from defence forces especially the martyrs hold a great reverence among the villages in and around Gurugram. For the last two days, the residents of Pahari village in Pataudi have erupted in rage after the statue of one of the martyrs was desecrated.The person who committed this act has still not been identified. The statue was created in the memory of martyr Anil Kumar Yadav who had laid down his life defending the country against terrorists in 2007. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to law enforcement officials, the act may have been committed by some drug addicts during the intoxicated act. As of now, there have been no arrests that have been made in the case. “We have been able to bring the situation under control and assured the villagers that the culprits involved in the case will be arrested soon. The heads of the village have been generous enough of cooperating with us,” said a senior official from Gurugram police. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsEven though it is an uncommon sight there have been stray incidents where often persons have desecrated the soldier’s statues. In one such incident that was reported in 2017, the Rezang-la memorial which is located near Palam Vihar was vandalised by few drunkards. The destructors were booked under Section 427 (destruction of the public property) of the IPC. The incident then had resulted in massive outrage among the defence veterans who live around Gurugram. The war memorial had been built in the memory of 114 Army soldiers who were martyred during the 1962 war against the 5,000 strong Chinese soldiers in November 1962. Situated at an altitude of 17,000 feet around 30 km of South of Chusul valley in Ladakh, it was one of the most difficult battles fought by the Indian soldiers on the geographic front. It is said that hundreds of soldiers even in the lack of resources were able to kill a thousand Chinese soldiers. A majority of the war heroes of the 13th Kumaon regiment that fought the battle at Rezang La were from South Haryana districts of Gurugram, Rewari and Mahendragarh.last_img read more

Bill Clinton Thanks Supporters For Birthday Wishes

first_imgBill Clinton has thanked supporters of the Clinton Foundation for the birthday wishes sent to him last week.“More than 35,000 people made my birthday special by sending in messages of support for the Clinton Foundation’s work – work that truly wouldn’t be possible without people like you,” he wrote. “From connecting Malawian farmers with essential tools and resources to helping U.S. communities live healthier, I know I have you to thank for improving the lives of so many people around the world.“After 67 years, I’ve learned that by working together, we can do more than any one of us could do on our own. It’s the best birthday gift to know that you share our commitment to building a better world, and that I can count on you to help us improve even more lives in the months and years to come.”last_img read more

Suspected burglar dies

(Video updated)Hamilton Police say a suspected burglar died after injuring himself on broken glass during two attempted break-ins on the east mountain early Tuesday morning.Police say a 23-year-old man first broke into a home on Lilacside Drive by going head first through a window. An 86-year-old woman who lives in the home confronted the man and was cut with a knife.The man fled the home and the woman ran to a neighbour’s house. She was treated at hospital, but has since been released.

Support for Sudan more critical than ever says UN humanitarian update

A United Nations spokesman in New York said today that there was rising optimism among the people of the Sudan that there would soon be a peace agreement between the national government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.The spokesman added that the improving outlook made the question of support “more important than ever.”A humanitarian appeal for the Sudan will be launched tomorrow in Brussels, asking donors to give more than $450 million to help 3.5 million Sudanese displaced by years of civil war.

Brock graduate students receive SSHRC awards

Programs to help those living with autism or Asperger’s often end in late childhood, leaving teens and young adults to struggle with these conditions on their own. But Master’s student Jeffrey Esteves is aiming to change that.With his Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Applied Disabilities Studies student is analyzing the issue through his thesis titled My Life as an Epic Win: Providing transitional support to adolescents and young adults with a high function Autism Spectrum Disorder.Created four years ago by Rebecca Ward, assistant professor in the Centre for Applied Disability Studies, My Life as an Epic Win works with 16 to 25-year-olds to develop goals and a wide array of skills in four areas of their lives: career/work; education; independence; and relationships.“They do have the skills and tools necessary to be successful in life, however, they’re not really coached through and they’re not provided with that support,” says Esteves. “Autism support really drops off after childhood. We’re trying to fill that gap right now.”Esteves’ research involves forming two groups of youth living with autism and Asperger’s. One group will take the My Life as an Epic Win course while the second group is put on a wait list for the program.Participants in both groups will undergo tests – given before and after the course period – that measure levels of self-esteem, self-determination, life skills, and anxiety, among others. Esteves will compare test results to assess how the course has made a difference in the young peoples’ lives.Esteves is one of more than two dozen graduate students receiving SSHRC awards in 2015-2016 for a wide range of research programs. The funding totaled $730,000: $345,000 for Doctoral and $385,000 for Master’s awards.“We have remarkable graduate students at Brock,” says Dean of Graduate Studies Michael Plyley, “Our students demonstrate the high calibre of research that funding agencies, such as SSHRC, recognize as having great importance to addressing the challenges being faced by Canadians and to citizens around the world.“Our list of SSHRC winners spans more than 12 graduate programs and five academic faculties. Brock University is committed to being a leader in transdisciplinary research and our graduate students are securing their place in contributing to that purpose.”Award recipients of 2015’s SSHRC Scholarships are:Candace Couse, Interdisciplinary Humanities: “The effects of art making and body trauma on identity” (Doctoral)Aly Bailey, Applied Health Sciences: “Understanding and improving positive body image experiences in people with spinal cord injury” (Doctoral)Terrance McDonald, Interdisciplinary Humanities: “Mediated Masculinities: The expression and alteration of masculinity in Hollywood cinema 1995-2005” (Doctoral)Julia Polyck-O’Neill, Interdisciplinary Humanities: “Rematerializing the Immaterial: An interdisciplinary and comparative study of Vancouver’s conceptualist movements in visual arts and literature 1984-2014” (Doctoral)Thalia Semplonius, Psychology: “A longitudinal study of emotion regulation and positive adjustment among young adults and older adults” (Doctoral)Daniella Bendo, Child & Youth Studies: “The social construction of child advocacy in Canada” (Master’s)Brianna Bosgraaf, History: “Nordic settlement in the Atlantic and interactions with Canada’s First Nations People” (Master’s)Deseree Cipollone, English: “Milton’s reader and the political and critical interrogation of authority in Paradise Lost” (Master’s)Meghan Crouch, Applied Health Sciences: “Formative research of anticipatory messages to assist parents in recognizing developmental milestones” (Master’s)Erica Dugas, Applied Health Sciences: “Assessing Physical Literacy: Levelling the playing field for children and youth with physical disabilities” (Master’s)Megan Earle, Psychology: “Intergroup attitudes and growing diversity in Canada” (Master’s)Katrien Ecclestone, Child & Youth Studies: “Advocating for Recess: A proposal to analyze the impact of recess programs on the well-being of children” (Master’s)Jeffrey Esteves, Applied Disability Studies: “My Life as an Epic Win: Providing transitional support to adolescents and young adults with a high function Autism Spectrum Disorder” (Master’s)Melanie Grice, Child & Youth Studies: “Supporting vulnerable readers across the summer months” (Master’s)Taylor Heffer, Psychology: “Examining age differences between young adults and older adults in risk taking perceptions and behaviours” (Master’s)Thomas Irvine, Classics: “The crucial role of Numidian Cavalry during the Second Punic War” (Master’s) Katrina Krievins, Sustainability Science & Society: “Pushing the Boundaries of Freshwater Ecosystem Restoration: Evaluating a conservation initiative in terms of social-ecological resilience” (Master’s)Tessa Mazachowsky, Psychology: “Social anxiety in children and engagement in an educational context” (Master’s)James McBride, Social Justice and Equity Studies: “Wild Life: An autoethnographic inquiry” (Master’s)Edward Middleton, Classics: “Archaeological study of ethnic identity in cases of Archaic Greek colonization” (Master’s)Mohammad Zahidur Rahman, Management: “Explaining Employee Creativity: The roles of task conflict, learning orientation and goal congruence” (Master’s)Nicole Redmond, Education: “What is Perceived as Valued in Assessment? – An exploration of teacher intentions and student perceptions” (Master’s)Scott Robertson, Applied Health Sciences: “The effects of teaching games for understanding on student enjoyment in secondary school health and physical education” (Master’s)Aidan Smyth, Applied Health Sciences: “Exercise as a moderator of body shame and cortisol responses to acute social-evaluative body image threats” (Master’s)Rochelle Tkach, Education: “Teaching with Tablets: Fostering 21st century skills within science and literacy” (Master’s)Zoe Walters, Critical Sociology: “The regulation of female sexuality” (Master’s)Hamza Warraich, Management: “An analysis of individuals’ tax compliance behaviour” (Master’s) read more

Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take backup credit

first_imgUpdated 11.19am THE DÁIL IS expected to be told that Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit facility when its exits the bailout next month.Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to make a statement to the Dáil this morning at 11.30am following a Cabinet meeting earlier.Statements are also expected from the Tánaiste, and spokespersons from Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group.Government chief whip Paul Kehoe has just told the Dáil that normal business will then resume at 12.15pm.Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin described the government’s actions in announcing the intention to make statements in the Dáil just minutes before those statements are made as “shambolic” and “disgraceful”.A vote is now taking place on the Dáil schedule which is likely to delay announcements.Earlier ministers were briefed by the Finance Minister Michael Noonan at a special meeting where he issued his recommendation that Ireland not avail of a back-up facility when it exits the Troika programme on 15 December.Noonan has been briefing his colleagues in advance of attending this afternoon’s summit of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels.Speaking to reporters in Brussels a short time ago, the head of the eurogroup of finance ministers, Dutch Finance Minister Jereon Dijsselbloem, reiterated the bailout exit strategy is a decision for the Irish government.“We’ll hear from the Irish colleague at the meeting today and possibly we can come to decisions,” Dijsselbloem said.First published 10.38am Read: Europe’s finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing bankslast_img read more

Préhistoire 2 cultures lithiques se partageaient les ÉtatsUnis il y a 13

first_imgPréhistoire : 2 cultures lithiques se partageaient les États-Unis il y a 13 000 ansPubliant leurs travaux le 13 juillet dans Science, des chercheurs américains ont découvert des indices de la présence simultanée de 2 cultures préhistoriques différentes, il y a plus de 13.000 ans, aux États-Unis : l’une, bien connue, le ‘Clovis’, naissant vraisemblablement à l’est, l’autre, moins documentée, la ‘WST’, à l’ouest du pays.Les chercheurs de plusieurs institutions scientifiques, sous la houlette de l’Université de l’Oregon, ont découvert dans cet état américain, dans les grottes de Paisley, des pointes de sagaies ou de flèches relevant d’une culture préhistorique appelée ‘Western Stemmed Tradition’ (WST). Or, jusqu’alors, celle-ci était supposée avoir existé entre -10.500 et -9.500 ans, et découler d’une culture plus ancienne, appelée culture Clovis (du nom d’un site du Nouveau-Mexique), apparue, elle, il y a 13.000 à 13.500 ans. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois, la radiodatation de brindilles d’armoise, d’os et de coprolithes (excréments) fossilisés trouvés dans la même couche sédimentaire que ces armes du type WST, ont permis de donner à ces dernières un âge de quelque 13.200 ans.Une véritable découverte dans la mesure où ceci ferait donc remonter la culture WST à un âge au moins aussi ancien que la culture Clovis. “À partir de nos datations, il semble impossible de faire dériver ces pointes WST d’une tradition proto-Clovis. Elles suggèrent que nous pouvons avoir ici, dans l’ouest des États-Unis, une tradition qui est au moins aussi vieille que le Clovis, et très probablement plus”, explique Dennis L. Jenkins, du Musée d’histoire naturelle de l’Université de l’Oregon.Mieux encore, ce nouvel âge apporte une nouvelle information sur les anciennes cultures qui vivaient aux Etats-Unis. Au vu de cette découverte, “nous avons apparemment deux traditions différentes qui coexistèrent aux États-Unis sans se mélanger durant des centaines d’années”, ajoute ainsi le chercheur. Celui-ci suggère donc que la WST a pu naître dans l’ouest et se déplacer vers l’est, exactement à l’inverse du Clovis, les 2 cultures étant présentes à la fois sur certains gisements situés plus ou moins au centre du pays. Le 21 juillet 2012 à 13:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bungie Officially Announces Destiny 2 UPDATE

first_imgStay on target After Bungie and ‘Destiny,’ Please Free Blizzard From ActivisionThe Current State of Destiny 2 UPDATE (03/30/17): Bungie has released a brand-new story trailer for Destiny 2. On top of that, the company has announced that it will hold a live stream showcasing gameplay on May 18. Sometime during the summer, those who pre-order will be able to participate in the game’s beta.Destiny 2 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 8.ORIGINAL STORY: Destiny 2 has officially been announced. Today, Bungie revealed the game’s logo on Twitter, along with information regarding its upcoming beta, and when the game will be released.Last week, social media sites light up over a leaked promotional image for Destiny 2. Shortly thereafter, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier confirmed the poster’s authenticity. At the time, we were told the game would be officially announced that day. It seems that Activision wanted the leak to marinate as they waited several days to make the announcement official.The logo that was revealed today is the very same one from the leaked posters. This confirms the game’s release date of September 8 and the game’s upcoming beta (both of which were also written on the posters). Beyond this, however, there is no additional information provided by either Bungie or Activision.Destiny 2‘s existence has been known for some time now. Earlier this year, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg stated that “development is going great” on the game and that “it is indeed on track for release this fall.” Activision also stated that Destiny 2 will deliver a “great cinematic story” — something the original game was sorely lacking.The original Destiny only came out on consoles. While Destiny 2 won’t be released for last-gen systems, it will come out on PC. If you invested a lot of time into building up your character in the first game, you will be disappointed to know that some of your progress will not carry over. Players who reached level 20 will have some of their progress carry over, though most it is cosmetic in nature. Powers, items, and currency will not carry forward to Destiny 2.Now that Destiny 2 has been officially revealed, it shouldn’t be long before we are treated to some sort of gameplay footage. We’ll bring you that and any other information on Destiny 2 as it is revealed.last_img read more

Crestline fire penalty 10 days 2 million

first_imgIn an emotional court hearing Monday, a 17-year-old boy was sentenced to 10 days in juvenile detention, $2 million in restitution and 150 hours of community service for his role in starting a fire that destroyed Vancouver’s Crestline Elementary School.Dylan Mork pleaded guilty in Clark County Juvenile Court last month to starting the fire.“Nothing in the record indicates you intended to burn down the school,” said Court Commissioner Dayann Liebman. “It was stupid, but I’m not seeing any real malicious intent.”The three-alarm early morning fire Feb. 3, 2013, destroyed the school, at 13003 S.E. Seventh St., and resulted in an estimated $22 million in damage. It displaced 500 students and 50 staff for the rest of last school year and all of this year.Mork expressed remorse Monday for his actions. He set fire to a children’s coat laying on a bench near the school building. The flames then spread to the school, according to court records.“I’m going to do whatever it takes to make up for my actions that night,” Mork said.A Crestline Elementary teacher who spoke during the sentencing hearing took him up on his offer.“You made a really poor decision in what you did,” said Audrey Christina, a third-grade teacher at Crestline. “I forgive you, and I really hope you can forgive yourself.”last_img read more

Hiker dies after fall in Denali National Park

first_imgSeachers discovered the remains of Michael Purdy, 24, near Savage River Loop Trail in Denali National Park. (Photo via NPS press release)Download AudioA hiker died last week in Denali National Park.Searchers discovered the remains of 24-year-old Michael Purdy Sunday near the north end of Savage River Loop Trail.According to a National Park Service press release, Purdy had diverted from the trail onto higher terrain, when he fell, suffering a fatal head injury.It’s believed the fall occurred Tuesday of last week.Purdy, of Portland, Oregon, was set to begin his second season of summer employment at Denali ATV Tours in Healy.last_img

TRS govt upholding TS culture traditions MLA Gudem Mahipal

Patancheru: The TRS government is giving pride of place to Telangana culture and traditions, said local MLA Gudem Mahipal Reddy here on Tuesday.Speaking after participating in special pooja in Pochamma temple located in the 100-bed government hospital here, along with the staff and the area committee members, he observed that people were generally happy thanks to their devotion to village deities. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Reddy alleged that the governments in unified State did not bother about traditions, and pointed out that after the State formation all sections of people were living with a sense of pride. The MLA wished that the blessing of the goddess would bring bountiful rains and crops. Consequently, farmers should be secure profits. Among those present were Market Committee chairman Basveshwar, Hospital Committee president Kankara Srinivas, superintendent Krishnayya, TRS leaders Gudem Madusudhan Reddy and Vijaykumar. read more

Woman in ICU gangraped by hospital staff in UP 4 including nurse

first_imgGetty ImagesA 29-year-old woman, who was admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district, was allegedly gang-raped by the staff when she was asleep on the night of March 23. The woman diagnosed with fatty liver when she came to the hospital complaining of breathing issues.The victim’s husband alleged that she was given some medicines laced with sedatives. When she fell unconscious, the staff proceeded to gang-rape her. The woman woke up to find a man on the bed with her. She had then raised an alarm, reports ANI.After conducting a preliminary investigation, the police detained four men and a woman in connection to the case.”The woman was admitted to the hospital with a breathing problem. She has alleged that she was gang-raped by the hospital staff,” Circle Officer Harimohan Singh told ANI.An FIR was lodged against the accused – Ashok Malik (35), Shabad (23), Niyazu (20) and Lakshmi (50) – under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).Adding to the seriousness of the matter, a source told ANI that the CCTVs installed in the ICU were switched off during the time of the incident.In a similar incident, 26-year-old Kamal Kanti Sen Choudhury, a male nurse at B Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) in Guwahati, had sexually assaulted three female patients in the hospital in December 2018.”Following complaints from the patients to the hospital superintendent, a case was lodged and efforts were undertaken to nab the culprit. He was arrested in Tripura on Sunday,” Inspector Dharani Barman, who is in-charge of Paltanbazar police station, was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.A case was registered against Kamal under sections 354 A (sexual harassment), 376 (rape) and 511 (attempting to steal) of the Indian Penal Code.last_img read more

Acting up

first_imgComing as one of the biggest treats for the theater lover,  Sparsh Natya Rang presents their theatre festival Hriday Manch – a celebration of colour, warmth, laughter and emotions, where four plays will be staged by various groups in Shri Ram Centre. Kicking off the festival comes Bechara Bhagwaan on 8 August at 7 pm. Written by  Late. Purshottum Laxman Deshpandey, music and direction by Ajit Chowdhury, performed by Sparsh Natya Rang, adaptation by Sudhir Kulkarni. A self-explanatory play, Bechara Bhagwaan is about the typical Indian society and its funny way of expressing their devotion. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’9 August showcases the Urgent Meeting, written by Jaywardhan, directed by J.P.Singh and performed by Rangbhoomi. Urgent Meeting is a satirical piece reflecting upon the ills prevailing in the world of art and culture depicting the interlude of push and pull of internal politics, leg-pulling and nepotism in a very lively way. Mote Ram ka Satyagraha will be staged on 10 August. Written by Munshi Premchand the play has been directed by Arvind Gaur. The adaption has been done by the  Late. Habib Tanvirand Safdar Hashmi and will be performed by the Asmita Theatre group.  The play is a comic-satire with all the elements of a musical. On the surface, the play appears to be a simple story about a Brahmin from Banaras. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix11 August will witness the last play Koi Baat Chale. Directed by Ramji Bali and performed by Theater Wala the story of the play, Koi Baat Chale, revolves around the protagonist, Kanhiya Lal Bansi Prasad. He is a 35 years old school drama teacher and yet unmarried. A romantic comedy, the play shows Bansi seeking help of a marriage bureau to help him find a suitable life partner.In the meantime, Bansi meets the beautiful Supriya. On his search for his soul mate, while going to the marriage bureau, he sees Supriya enter the same bureau. When the owner of the bureau, PyaareLal asks Bansi about his preferences, Bansi mentions the enchanting features of the magnificent Supriya he had earlier met. PyaareLal introduces many girls with a mole on their cheeks to Bansi, except Supriya.last_img read more

Fans slam Queen biopic for hetwashing Freddie Mercury

first_imgRami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the movie | Photo: YouTube/20th Century Fox GAYSTARNEWS- Angry fans of Freddie Mercury took to social media to slam the ‘hetwashing’ of the famous frontman. Weird that they made a whole movie about Freddie Mercury and forgot to find out what life-threatening illness he had— Matt Baume IML (@MattBaume) May 15, 2018Another wrote: ‘Freddie Mercury is one of the most famous bisexual ever to have lived. Yet in his biopic, he’s depicted solely with female love interests, and they omit the entire AIDS crisis, as well as the reason he died? Pack it up. There’s nothing of value that movie can bring to the table.’Then another tweeted: ‘So lemme make sure I’ve got this right. The Trailer for the Freddie Mercury biopic, a dude so into other dudes people forget entirely he was bi, only shows his romantic flirtations with women, and the movie itself will not address the AIDS crisis that literally killed him?’[embedded content]The movie takes place over the course of 15 years, from the band’s formation to their 1985 Live Aid performance.Initially, Sacha Baron Cohen was cast in the role of Mercury. Original band member Brian May approved his casting.However, Cohen eventually left the project following creative differences. He wanted to make a more adult-oriented film, with an exploration of Mercury’s personal life, including his contraction of AIDS. However, the band wanted a family-friendlier approach.Once Malek landed the role, many marveled at his uncanny look as Mercury.The movie hits US theaters on 2 November and UK theaters on 24 October.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img After the new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody dropped yesterday (15 May), many wondered why Mercury’s famous sexual attraction to men didn’t feature in the promo.And judging by the film’s description, it looks like they’re also moving the focus away from his AIDS-related death.The description under the trailer on YouTube reads: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.’It then says: ‘Facing a life-threatening illness, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.’Mmmmm the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer sure has a lot of shots with Freddie Mercury with women…— Calvin (@calvinstowell) May 15, 2018Hannibal writer Bryan Fuller wrote on Twitter about the ‘hetwashing’ of the new biopic.He tweeted: ‘DEAR 20TH CENTURY FOX… Yes, it was a life-threatening illness, but more specifically it was AIDS. From having gay sex with men. Do better. #HETWASHING’‘Freddie Mercury is one of the most famous bisexuals ever’Many fans also took to Twitter to express their confusion over the deliberate erasure of his AIDS-related death.One fan wrote: ‘Weird that they made a whole movie about Freddie Mercury and forgot to find out what life-threatening illness he had.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Ready, Freddie?’ New Bohemian Rhapsody trailer releasedRami Malek struts his best Freddie Mercury stuff in Bohemian Rhapsody trailerFreddie Mercury’s secret life as baggage handler celebrated in hilarious videoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Obama to request 1 billion from Congress to help Central America

first_imgRelated posts:Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’ Immigrants find themselves torn between hope, defeat on Obama’s plans New immigration program seeks to reunite Central American families in US ‘Writing was on the wall’ for child immigrant crisis, says new study WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration hopes to increase funding to Central America to $1 billion next year as part of a drive to boost relations with southern neighbors, bolster security and stem illegal immigration.“On Monday, President Obama will request from Congress $1 billion to help Central America’s leaders make the difficult reforms and investments required to address the region’s interlocking security, governance and economic challenges,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday.“The economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras remain bogged down as the rest of the Americas surge forward,” he wrote in an opinion article published by The New York Times. “Inadequate education, institutional corruption, rampant crime and a lack of investment are holding these countries back.”With many economic migrants to the United States coming from the region legally and illegally, the U.S. has a vested interest in improving stability — which has been hit by poverty, rampant gang warfare and drug trafficking.The proposal is part of Obama’s 2016 budget plan — to be unveiled fully next week — which would first have to be approved by a hostile Republican-controlled Congress. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Air Transat announces routes between Vancouver and Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica United kicks off couple flying to their Costa Rican wedding Canadian airline Air Transat will connect both Liberia and San José with Vancouver when it launches twice-weekly service between the three cities in December. The seasonal route will last through April 25, 2020, as part of the leisure airline’s Mexican, Caribbean and Central American focus during Canadian winters. Air Transat’s Airbus A321LR aircraft will depart Vancouver at 6:30 a.m. local time and arrive in Liberia, Guanacaste at 5:25 p.m. following a layover at Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela. The flight will leave Costa Rica at 6:40 p.m. local time with a scheduled arrival in Vancouver at 12:20 a.m. “Bringing our Airbus A321neoLRs into our fleet in winter 2019-2020 will give us greater flexibility, which will help us reinforce our leadership in Quebec, strengthen our presence in Ontario and return in force in the Canadian west,” said Annick Guérard, chief operating officer for Air Transat, in a statement. “We will therefore be adding new destinations out of Vancouver, including Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as well as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.”The triangle route is similar to KLM’s upcoming offering from Amsterdam to Liberia through San José. “A new stage is opening for the coordinated operation of both international airports,” said María Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism. “The fact that Air Transat becomes the second airline offering a triangular flight to these two airports is an opportunity to multiply visitation, generate employment and continue to strengthen Costa Rica as a tourist destination.” Air Transat currently offers seasonal flights to San José and Liberia from both Montreal and Toronto. The new Vancouver flights are available for booking on Air Transat’s website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But did the Cardinals catch some breaks? Though they have to face the Seahawks twice and travel to Carolina, just six games will be played against teams who were in the playoffs last season, and half of those contests will take place in University of Phoenix Stadium.The fact that they cannot play against themselves helps keep their strength of schedule down, but that is not the only reason why they should not find a ton of trouble on a week-to-week basis. Getting the Patriots without Brady is fortuitous, and really, until Week 7 when the Cardinals host the Seahawks, there should not be an opponent who really challenges the reigning NFC West champs.Schatz does point out that the most difficult stretch appears to be the team’s final three games, which see the Cardinals host the Saints before visiting Seattle for a Saturday night affair (the Seahawks previous game will be Thursday night so while they get extra rest, the Cardinals lose a day) and then hitting the road once more to close out the regular season in Los Angeles.As is the case with any schedule predicting piece, no one really knows how good each team will be until the games are played and, even then, injuries will play a factor in how the season plays out. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians before the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) The Arizona Cardinals play in one of the toughest divisions in the league and have a first-place schedule, yet when looking at their 2016 slate, they apparently got off fairly easy.According to Aaron Schatz, in an ESPN Insider piece that ranks every team’s schedule, the Cardinals have the league’s 17th-toughest schedule. It is the least difficult of all the teams in the NFC West.As noted several times this offseason, the Cardinals get a huge advantage hosting the Patriots during Tom Brady’s suspension while the Seahawks must travel to New England after Brady’s return. Arizona’s schedule is generally split into two months of mostly harder opponents at home followed by two monthsof mostly easier opponents on the road. They don’t really have a tough three-game stretch based on what we know about teams right now, although that could change down the road. But the final two games of the season are certainly the hardest two-game stretch.If you need a refresher on the Cardinals’ 2016 schedule, you can find it by clicking here. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Chad Williams, the Cardinals’ third-round pick out of Grambling State, returned punts in college but not kickoffs. He’s been working on the latter though post-practice here in training camp, getting pointers from some of the veterans like “squaring your body and squaring the ball before it actually gets there.”Regardless of whether it’s returning kickoffs or punts, the key is “you have to look (the ball) in” to your hands, according to Williams, who likely will make his most immediate impact on special teams given the depth of wide receivers.“I’m willing to play any special teams so it don’t really matter to me,” he said, smiling.The third player, Ford, already has a lot on his plate. Drafted as a corner in the sixth round out of Auburn, the 22-year-old has found himself playing more safety in recent weeks — and playing well, according to Arians.Still, Ford will be given an opportunity to be a return specialist. His experience, however, only includes kickoffs. He did not return punts in college.Arians also mentioned John Brown, when healthy, and J.J. Nelson (only if “we need him”) as potential other options. Both Brown and Nelson have been back on kickoffs and punts in the past. 3 Comments   Share   Last season, the Cardinals used four and three different players on kickoff and punt returns, respectively.“Any time that you have an opportunity to help change the game for a positive, that’s always something that you want to do,” Kerwynn Williams said, “so if you got an opportunity to do that, you definitely take that very serious.”The Cardinals’ return game has been a source of angst in recent years. Field position is always critical, and a better starting point can do wonders for an offense. It’s why the Cardinals believed they had found their answer in Logan.“Somebody else is just going to have to step up and do it,” Arians said.Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter – / 38 “It’s a shame,” Arians said.So now what do the Cardinals do?Arians listed three players — running back Kerwynn Williams plus rookies Chad Williams and Rudy Ford — who will attempt to fill the role of kickoff and punt returner.Kerwynn Williams will get the first crack at it.“It’s definitely exciting,” he said. “They always say the more you can do — any way that you can contribute to the team, if you can find a way to make yourself more valuable, that’s always a smart thing to do.”Going into his fifth NFL season, Williams last was positioned deep to receive kickoffs in 2015. That year he averaged 15.8 yards a return.Williams, however, has never returned punts on the pro level.“It’s not new to me,” he said, referring to his four years at Utah State, where he returned 11 punts for a total of 135 yards. “Returning punts is definitely a little bit tougher than returning kicks. (When returning) kicks there’s not really anyone right now in your face at the time. You have a lot of time to make decisions and stuff like that. But, I feel like if you stay fundamentally sound in catching your punts and you trust your teammates, I think, that makes it a lot easier to stand back there and catch those punts.” Arizona Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams (33) is among those who could replace injured return man T.J. Logan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. — One game. That’s all it took for Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians to conclude that he had found his return specialist for 2017.Yes, rookie running back T.J. Logan was that impressive Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game. Unfortunately, that’s the last anyone will see of Logan until at least midway through the season after he suffered a dislocated left wrist in the preseason opener. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgNote: You don’t have to accept the latest version of the app, you can choose not to update it, but just imagine how much fun you could have if you did? Not to mention, the money or the time you’d save? So we’d urge you to join in the fun asap!What is the app called?We’re keeping it simple: Skyscanner – Flights, Hotels and Car HireWhy have you decided to unify the three apps?The long answer: we want to move towards providing a full trip planning service, so the first step was to have one application with all of the elements, flights, hotels and car hire, like on the website. Downloading three separate apps requires much more effort and limits our trip planning capabilities. The short answer: we wanted to make it easier for you to find everything you need to plan a trip on your mobile or tablet. Want to know what other features we’ve got that could save you cash when it comes to booking your next trip? Check these out… RelatedIntroducing our new flights appWhether you’re planning your next trip, or just sitting on the bus to work wishing you were a million miles away, searching for the best flights has never been easier with Skyscanner’s new and improved app. We’ve worked hard and took on board your feedback to produce this shiny update…A guide to using Skyscanner’s Hotels Apple Watch appNever get lost finding your way to your hotel again, with Skyscanner’s app for the Apple Watch.Skyscanner skill for Amazon AlexaTravel is only a conversation away with Skyscanner’s skill for the Amazon Alexa voice service. So if you’re not sure where to go next or are looking for a great deal, just ask Alexa. How can I get the latest app?If you’ve not got it already, then head to the iTunes store or Google Play to download the Skyscanner app for free – you’ll automatically get the latest version. If you’re a loyal Skyscanner app fan already (we salute you) then you’ll be upgraded to the 3-in-1 version once the app is updated on your phone. Receive Price Alerts to get the best deal on flights Hungry for more? Last minute flights used to be the go-to for travellers looking for cheap flights. But in our era of budget airlines, are last minute flight deals dead? Not if you know how, when, and where to look! Find the best flight prices by browsing across a whole month! If you’re flexible on when you fly, use Skyscanner’s ‘whole month’ search tool to find the cheapest day to travel to your chosen destination. Our handy flight price tracker will keep an eye on your chosen flight and let you know as soon as the price drops – or if it starts to climb. What’s this Recent Searches feature?If you’re logged in and search for a flight, car hire or a hotel on any platform, be it your phone, tablet or desktop, the results will be saved to your ‘Recent Searches’. Then, when you’re ready to carry on searching or booking, you can log in on a different device and pick up where you left off, by viewing your recent searches – clever huh?!Is login via Facebook or email compulsory?No, there’s no change to this. However, logging in to the app will give you a more personalised experience and enable you to plan your travel seamlessly across multiple devices (see above).How is the app going to save me money?Make the new ‘Explore Top Deals’ section your new deals hunter:Summer holiday deals: For those on the hunt for sunshine this summer, find all the best options per month from your chosen airport City breaks: Find the cheapest options for a last minute weekend city break with this new featureSearch Everywhere: Not sure where you want to go? Challenge Everywhere to find the top deals from your chosen airportTimeline view: If you’ve searched for flights in the ‘Explore Top Deals’ section head to the timeline to view the best flight options for the near futureHow is using the app going to save me time?Two words: Quick Search. This section has loads of new features, including:Hotels and car hire searches are now automatically paired with flights, so you don’t have to repeatedly enter your check in times, destination, pick up location…Now you can get a quick snapshots of all the important info you might need before booking a hotel, like photos, reviews, and of course room ratesDon’t hang around for the latest flight price to appear! 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