He is very much a chip of the old block. The tall, handsome son of movie legend Dharamendra and youngest brother of acclaimed actor Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol was launched by his father in Barsaat. The film also marked the debut of Rajesh and Dimple Khanna’s daughter Twinkle. While Barsaat failed to make waves, Bobby who set the screen on fire with his histrionics and dancing talent, became the heartthrob of thousands of drooling female fans. While his ascent was marked by a few stumbles along the way, Gupt, Soldier, Ajnabee and recently Humraaz went on to do big business at the box office. 2001 saw him become a father and it is evident that Bobby Deol has also inherited his father’s well known humility and unassuming demeanor, explaning that he is very shy and jittery when it comes to speaking with the media. In an exclusive interview with Little India, Bobby Deol talks of how being part of tinsel town is not what matters most to him. Were you able to see a lot of dad as a child?Fortunately I was. I was the youngest and by the time I was born he was already well established in his career. He really regretted the fact that he had not been able to spend a lot of time with my brother and my sisters, so I used to accompany him pretty much everywhere.The only thing my parents were very particular about was to keep us away from the filmy lifestyle. They never held parties or entertained people from the film industry at home. There are so many good sound values that were handed down to us from my grandparents and parents. My father has always taught us not to bad mouth anyone, to be a down to earth, good human being and true to yourself.When you are manipulative and dishonest or unethical it comes back to you, and finally there comes a time when you hate yourself for having done things that were unethical but by then it may be too late.That is why I wanted to have a child quickly once I got married. It does not matter which profession you are in, most networking parties are so fake. People are fawning over you because you are their man of the moment. My parents were very over protective and concerned that I may end up with friends who may suck up to me because of who I was. Well I actually hrefused to be presumptuous and I have some great friends who would do any thing for me. The truth about a person usually comes out, and when I do find people who are genuine I love spending time with them.So do you remember your first shot?Yes, I played a young Dharmendra in the film Dharamveer. Of course when you are young you have no inhibitions, so I was very confident and charged up, but when the time came to make my debut, I was terribly nervous. I didn’t really take any training or acting classes. I just tried a crash course and gave it up, because it really didn’t teach me much.I feel acting is instinctive, and like any other profession you get better at what you do with experience and time. As you grow as a person you become more in touch with your emotions and how you channel them on to the screen is the key issue. I am a lot more relaxed now and more comfortable before the camera, but I don’t obsess about camera angles or how good I am looking. Its more important that I am doing a good job of portraying the character I am playing. I don’t rehearse incessantly. It is terribly monotonous after a while. I am very spontaneous. I think spontaneity is hrefreshing as far as I’m concerned. There are other actors who work incessantly on body language, which camera angle suits them best, and maybe it works for them, but I would rather react naturally and not bog myself with too many technicalities.How was it working under Sunny. He is the big brother and directed you in Dillagi. Did you take advantage of the fact? Well it was funny because every time he would admonish or correct me I would throw a tantrum, because he used to do that when I was a kid. I would get yelled at for not doing my homework, and stuff, so I would forget he is directing me and instead all I would remember is my brother is scolding me in front of so many people, but in reality I realize now that knowing me so well, he really brought out my best attributes and he was very relaxed and incredibly patient.You had a pretty challenging role in Humraaz , in more ways than one. Not only were you pitted against an actor of amazing caliber in Akshaye Khanna, he also seemingly had a more powerful role with so many shades and a vast scope to milk that role. Yet surprisingly every one talked about how you complemented him perfectly. People loved your new look as well. Were there ever any qualms about being upstaged? You also did a great job as the confused husband embroiled in a wife swapping murder mystery with Ajnabee. Do you think Indian audiences are more accepting of risqué movies like that and Jism?The Indian audiences no matter how liberal or open minded you think they have become, are really pretty conservative and traditional in their hearts of hearts and it is hard for them to digest bold subjects. You can see how many films that jumped the bandwagon didn’t do well. Personally I’m pretty conservative and would love to act in films that one can watch with the entire family, but then some times the script or subject is so intriguing that you feel compelled to do it.You were amazing in Shaheed Bhagat Singh. You even looked like him in the film. How tough was it to do a role like that? I have grown up listening to stories about our heroes from my grandmother, and specially Bhagat Singh all my life. I loved Manoj Kumar’s Bhagat Singh and watched it many times. Sunny Bhaiya always dreamed of doing this role, but when it finally came to me, I was really excited but also terrified at the same time. How do you play a hero who is so larger than life and do justice to his legacy, bring out all that he stood for and not mess up?It was very tough. You should have seen me when I started shooting. I was a wreck every single day. It was also sad that so many people jumped into making a film on him simultaneously. As a result not one of those films received the attention from the masses it deserved.It was also very sad that while the shooting was going on there was so much hoopla in the media, commemorating his life and death. This year no one remembered his birth or death anniversary. That is how shallow people are. Not just him, there are so many unsung heroes that lie lost in the annals of history.It really bothers me. We have become so self absorbed and selfish. I am a father now and I’m afraid for my son’s future. Today after all that has happened in the past couple of years all I pray for is world peace.Would you be interested in theatre and cross over cinema? Plays are now getting back into vogue. I am scared silly even of live stage shows, so I’m not sure about theatre, but cross over cinema maybe. While I enjoyed films like Monsoon Wedding and Bend it Like Beckham, I also felt saddened that it made a mockery of India and its traditions. I am not saying there wasn’t any truth in the films, but I wish someone would make a film depicting what is precious and worth treasuring and following in the Indian tradition. I think Bollywood is going through a lot of changes and upheavals, hopefully once things settle down, we will see some good stuff coming out of there.What is in the works right now?I am looking forward to completing my friend the late Bunty Soorma’s film, which is now being directed by Vikram Bhatt after his sudden untimely death. I miss him so much. It’s called Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, and should be out early next year. I am doing Bardasht, which deals with a relationship between two brothers, there is Anil Sharma’s film with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. I’m really excited about a film by Mani Shankar called Tango Charlie, which deals with the life of a soldier who rises from the lower ranks and the professional and personal challenges he faces and how he evolves as a result. Then there is an action packed love story with Guddu Dhanoa called Kismat, where there are shades of dad’s film Phool aur Pathar. Which one of your dad’s films is your favorite?It would be Mera Gaon Mera Desh. It had emotions that were so real. Dad was amazing in it. I would love to do his role in a remake if I could! I think dad also has an amazing sense of comedy as you saw in Chupke Chupke, and pathos as you saw in Satya kam. I said earlier he is one actor who could do any kind of roles, and he never got his due. People couldn’t see beyond his dazzling looks and physique. But he really didn’t care, because that lack of recognition by the film industry was more than compensated by the adoration and love of millions of fans worldwide.You should have seen the people when he came for the stage shows in Vancouver – people went crazy, removed their turbans and hats to honor him and gave him a standing ovation. I couldn’t care less if I didn’t go down in the annals of film history as the greatest actor alive. If there is anything that I want, its that kind of love from the masses. Related Items
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Laussane: Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year.They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019. There are nominees from the Bundesliga, Spanish Liga and women’s World Cup and one, a jaw-dropping shot by Billie Simpson of Cliftonville Ladies, from a Northern Ireland women’s league game played on what appears to be a public pitch in front of no spectators. Messi, who has yet to win the award, earned a seventh nomination with a delicate chip for Barcelona against Betis in Seville. Ibrahimovic netted with a balletic volley for LA Galaxy in Toronto in Major League Soccer.The award, which was established in 2009, is named after the legendary Hungary, Spain and Real Madrid striker Ferenc Puskas. Fans can vote until September 1 on the 10 candidates nominated by FIFA. The governing body of world football will then choose between the top three vote getters. The two other women candidates are Ajara Nchout for a dribble and shot for Cameroon against New Zealand in the World Cup and Amy Rodriguez of Utah for a dribble and long-range shot in the US National Women’s Soccer League. The remaining five choices are: Brazilian Matheus Cunha, of RB Leipzig, for a spin and chip against Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, Italian veteran Fabio Quagliarella for a back-heeled volley for Sampdoria against his former club Napoli, Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero for a free kick for River Plate against Argentine rivals Racing, Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace for a volley against Manchester City and Daniel Zsori for an overhead kick for Debrecen in the Hungarian league.Last year the Puskas award was won by Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. Ibrahimovic won in 2013. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have also won.The winner will be announced at the FIFA Football Awards in Milan on September 23. FIFAfootballlionel messiPuskas Award First Published: August 19, 2019, 11:55 PM IST
Roger Federer turned on the style to win 10 of the last 11 points in a 7-6, 7-6 defeat of Germany’s Florian Mayer and reach the semi-finals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Friday.World number 226 Mayer had three set points in the second set when Federer served at 5-6 but the Swiss 17-times grand slam champion found another gear to finish the job in straight sets.”Two matches in a row, it’s beautiful right now,” Federer, who pulled out of the French Open with a back injury, said of his grasscourt buildup ahead of this month’s Wimbledon.The 34-year-old seven-times Wimbledon champion will now play rising Austrian Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals.Federer looked to be moving well on the slick grass and his serve clicked throughout apart from when he was broken by Mayer early in the second set.He battled back from 15-40 in the 12th game of the second set and then saved another set point with an unreturnable serve.Federer was immaculate in the tiebreak, treating the crowd to some glorious winners as he strolled into a 6-0 lead.He claimed victory with a clean winner on his second match point – moving ahead of Ivan Lendl into second place on the all-time list for ATP career match wins with 1,072.
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This was no “Fight of the Century” – even in a century only 14 ½ years old. The wars between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, Mickey Ward and Arturo Gatti, and Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, now those are candidates for Fight of the Century.Not so the overhyped, far-belated showdown (more like shutdown) between “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr., arguably boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighter, and Pacquiao, the Filipino phenom who has dazzled audiences throughout the world with his flamboyant fisticuffs since his spectacular KO of Barrera in their first encounter a dozen years ago.MISMATCHThe fight itself – which boxing fans inexplicably begged to see for years, was a mismatch in the making all along. A mismatch certainly not in talent – both fighters are destined Hall of Famers – but rather in styles. Because Floyd likes to run, frustrate opponents, and make them miss, fans have long clamored for a headhunter to knock his block off. That would be a guy like Gennady Golovkin, not Pacquiao.Pacman is just too small to deal with Floyd’s swarming, frustrating defense. Though Pacquiao has more power, he’s really a “small” welterweight whereas Mayweather’s a “big” one. That they fought at 154 lbs., the “junior middleweight/super welterweight” pseudo division favored Floyd even more so.Pacquiao would come at Mayweather from all angles, went the script. He didn’t. Floyd is simply too hard to hit. It’s like a machinegun trying to do battle with air. The bullets fly, but the air’s still there. Air wins, every time.Would Floyd hit back? No, because he’s not really a puncher. And Pacquiao is not really a counterpuncher. So it’s much like a batter trying to hit a baseball that’s really a hologram. When you realize you can’t hit it, you stop trying.THE FIGHTAppreciating the fight as a thriller or a yawner has to do with one’s approach to sports. There are those who clearly prefer basketball to soccer, as the former is replete with thrilling plays every few seconds. Soccer, on the other hand, can result in a 90-minute 0-0 tie which to many is less exciting than watching water boil.On the other hand, some contended that nothing beats a world-class soccer match for intensity. If you’re one of those, you would have loved this fight, simply because of the excitement about what could happen – even if it didn’t.I saw the first six rounds – half the fight – as a perfect see-saw battle in which a fighter would win one round by being the less inactive fighter, and then losing the next one. Mayweather took rounds 1, 3, and 5, Pacquiao 2, 4, and 6. It was 57-57 (scoring rounds 10-9) halfway through.I thought Pacquiao was the more active fighter in the seventh, and so I gave him his first and only lead of the fight at that point. But that was his peak. He didn’t win a single round in my book after that. Floyd took the 8th. The 9th round was one of the more exciting ones – which is only relative, compared to sheer dullness – and I scored it even (I hate scoring rounds even, but sometimes it’s just the best thing to do). Perhaps shocking themselves that they actually caused a fight to break out, both boxers retreated to their respective doldrums in Round 10, which I also scored even.As the fight headed into what are called “the championship rounds” – Rounds 11 and 12, because nontitle fights usually last only 10 rounds – I had it 96-96. Four rounds apiece, with two even. But Mayweather rose to the occasion, saved his best for last, took Round 11 convincingly and then clowned with Pacquiao in the 12th. He won the fight, in my book, 116-114. Far, far closer than the ringside scores of 116-112 and the ridiculous 118-110.DON’T HATE FLOYDAnyone familiar with these two gladiators would not be surprised that although the fight was in Las Vegas, the “hometown” American Mayweather was not the fan favorite. He has alienated boxing fans for years with his attitude outside the ring, and his reluctance to mix it up inside the ring. His recent “I am better than Muhammad Ali” quip didn’t win him any friends, either.Only a big, strong middleweight or light heavyweight, with an iron jaw and a sledgehammer fist can cut off the ring and bounce Mayweather around it. But Floyd is no fool – with two fights left until he can retire 50-0 (he says he’s only fighting one more, but who’s kidding whom?), he’s not about to take any chances.Floyd is just doing what he needs to do to win. He uses his superior boxing skills, not least of which his gifted reflexes, to elude opponents, frustrate them, and outpoint them – scoring a rare knockout for good measure every now and then.So don’t blame Floyd – blame the hype. This was certainly no Fight of the Century in 2015, and, by the way, it wouldn’t have been a decade ago, when it should have taken place, either.TweetPinShare0 Shares
India, Australia and England are among the favourites for the 2019 Cricket World Cup but while Australia are in the middle of a preparatory camp at home and England are playing Pakistan in a limited-overs series, several India stars are busy in the Indian Premier League playoffs.India named a 15-man squad for the World Cup in the middle of the 2019 Indian Premier League and the selectors stuck to their promise: IPL form was not considered as they picked players to travel to England for the World Cup. However, the IPL is a long tournament and it tests the best of players and their resolve. On player who was severely tested was India’s star wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav.During Kolkata Knight Riders’ home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kuldeep Yadav broke down after an assault from Moeen Ali. He was since left out of the KKR line-up and did not play another game and there is a fear this setback might affect Kuldeep in the World Cup.Vengsarkar said Kuldeep Yadav’s poor form in the IPL would have no bearing on his World Cup. “It’s a different format. He will get enough chance to get acclimatised to the conditions. Unlike T20, there are more overs and scope to comeback in odis. He will be fine,” he told India Today.Dilip Vengsarkar, a former chairman of selectors, had reserved high praise for Rishabh Pant before the squad selection but he was no named in the side for the World Cup. Pant himself has moved on from the disappointment and Vengsarkar said India needed to look ahead now.advertisement”It’s in the past now. One has to look ahead and I hope India does well in the World Cup,” he said.Dilip Vengsarkar, like a lot of other experts, picked hosts England, defending champions Australia and 2-time World Cup winners India to reach the semifinals. “My feeling is India, England and Australia will make the semi finals. I don’t know about the fourth team yet. India certainly has the potential to make the last four. If they have a good day in the semis then the finals.”
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Ashes: Jonny Bairstow hopeful of England repeating Headingley miracle despite Steve Smith heroicsAshes 4th Test: Jonny Bairstow said England will stick to their decided plan despite Steve Smith double hundred that helped Australia reach 497 in their first innings.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterSeptember 6, 2019UPDATED: September 6, 2019 13:54 IST England were 23 for 1 after Australia declared on 497 for 9 at the end of Day 2. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith scored a double hundred to power Australia to 497 in their first innings of 4th Ashes TestWith the series levelled at 1-1, England face a uphill task at Old TraffordEngland were 23 for 1 at the end of day’s play in ManchesterThough he missed the Headingly Test after a concussion but Steve Smith returned to 4th Ashes Test in a rather destructive form and as world’s best Test batsman to once again torment the English bowlers.Smith showed extraordinary determination at Old Trafford on Thursday as he converted his overnight fifty into a double hundred to power Australia to 497 for 8 before the visitors decided to declare. It was Smith’s third triple-digit score of the series from four innings, and his third double-century overall.However, with Australia having a massive advantage and England having lost a wicket already before Stumps on Day 2, Jonny Bairstow remains to be hopeful to pull another Headingley like victory at Old Trafford.After Ben Stokes’s heroic hundred and 10th-wicket partnership of 76 with Jack Leach, England had the Ashes stolen from under the vistors’ noses to keep the series alive.”There are three innings and three days of cricket left,” Jonny Bairstow said in a press conference at the end of Day 2.”If we can go out and apply ourselves tomorrow, bat for a long period of time like we did at Headingley, there is no reason why not.”Let’s look at the next day, let’s look at the next session and see where we get to. I don’t think looking too far ahead, we’ve had two contrasting days with the weather, we’ll see how the pitch changes over a period of time.”Smith is now also the first Australian since Allan Border in 1981-85 to score more than 500 runs in consecutive Ashes series and only the third player – after Don Bradman and Jack Hobbs – to post that number in three Ashes series.advertisementAustralia captain Tim Paine was dropped twice – on 9 and 49 – in his innings of 58, while Smith was given an unlikely reprieve after he nicked spinner Jack Leach to slip when on 118. Smith was on his way back to the pavilion, berating himself, only for replays to show that Leach had overstepped.Also Read | Ashes 2019 4th Test: Magnificent Steve Smith puts Australia in command on day 2Also Read | Steve Smith recreating Don Bradman for those who haven’t seen the legend batAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Steve Smith hundred Next
Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said a third, the Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations, 2018, is expected to be tabled at a later date. Story Highlights The Public Procurement Regulations 2018 and the Public Procurement (Reconsideration and Review) Regulations were approved by members of the Senate on July 13. The regulations are linked to the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, which was passed by both Houses of Parliament earlier this year. The Act seeks to regulate the procurement of goods, works and services by entities of government. The Public Procurement Regulations 2018 and the Public Procurement (Reconsideration and Review) Regulations were approved by members of the Senate on July 13.Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said a third, the Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations, 2018, is expected to be tabled at a later date.The regulations are linked to the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, which was passed by both Houses of Parliament earlier this year. The Act seeks to regulate the procurement of goods, works and services by entities of government.“The third requires the establishment of the new Commission, and that will only happen after these regulations are passed and the Act comes into force,” she said.Senator Johnson Smith said both regulations are formulated pursuant to section 60 of the Act and intend to prescribe provisions, procedures, standards and criteria for the various methods and subject matter of procurement; the establishment, management and operation of an electronic procurement system; overall bidding proceedings; and an appeal mechanism.“The ones not yet before us are those that will consider issues which are often of concern to suppliers, so those are the concerns related to the forms, the fees and procedures for the registration or classification of suppliers, the evaluation criteria for qualifications required for the registration and classification of suppliers, and the circumstances under which registration under the Act may be modified, suspended, cancelled, approved or withdrawn by the new Public Procurement Commission,” she explained.Senator Johnson Smith said in addition to codifying the rules, the regulations seek to build institutional capacity to ensure continuity in the levels of practice of modern procurement.She added that the regulations also outline the procedures for refusals and reviews of procurement applications.
heat cramps such as muscle spasms fainting or near fainting heat exhaustion, which may include fatigue, weakness, reduced energy, headache, and nausea heat stroke, which may cause confusion, disorientation, loss of consciousness or seizures In cases of extreme temperatures, a fan may not provide enough cooling. Family pets may also be affected by high temperatures. They should have plenty of water available, and be kept in well ventilated areas. People with underlying health issues may see their symptoms worsen. If they experience heat-related illness symptoms they should call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse. In an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. To beat the heat, health officials recommend that you: Nova Scotians can beat the heat this summer by keeping an eye on the temperature and protecting themselves from heat-related illness. Infants, pre-schoolers, adults 65 and older, and people with chronic conditions, such as lung or heart problems, may become sick because of high heat and humidity. Dr. Richard Gould, a medical officer of health, reminds Nova Scotians to adjust their daily activities if it is going to get too hot. “We should all monitor the weather conditions to protect ourselves from high temperatures,” said Dr. Gould. “If you’re going to be spending the day outdoors — especially if you are taking part in a sport or other vigorous activity or are vulnerable to health effects — make sure you have plenty of water and rest breaks as the temperature rises.” When the humidex exceeds 40, extra caution and rescheduling vigorous activity to a cooler time of the day should be strongly considered. The humidex tells how hot it feels for the average person. It combines temperature and humidity. Symptoms of heat-related illness can include: stay in shaded or cool air-conditioned areas drink plenty of water wear light-coloured clothing take breaks often when exercising or working outside People without access to a cool place at home or work should take advantage of air conditioned places like shopping malls, libraries, or community centres. Cooling off in a pool or area close to the ocean may also provide relief. For more heat safety tips visit www.gov.ns.ca/dhw . To find the local humidex level visit www.weatheroffice.gc.ca .
New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to make public the details of compassionate appointments under consideration on their website, a senior official said Tuesday.The move comes following an order by the Central Information Commission (CIC) in this regard. The Ministry of Personnel had on May 20 issued an order to all central government departments seeking compliance of the directive of the CIC. The commission, while hearing a case, observed that a voluntary disclosure of all information that ought to be displayed in the public domain should be the rule and members of public who having to seek information should be an exception. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC”An open government, which is the cherished objective of the RTI Act, can be realised only if all public offices comply with proactive disclosure norms,” it said in the order. Section 4(2) of the RTI Act mandates every public authority to provide as much information suo-motu to the public at regular intervals through various means of communications, including the Internet, so that the public need not resort to the use of the RTI Act, the transparency watchdog said. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations”The Commission felt that details on compassionate appointment which were in a waiting list of all the ministries and autonomous institutions under the Government of India and policy/directives relating to compassionate appointment, etc. should be suo-motu uploaded on their website to facilitate access to information and efficaciousness of the RTI Act,” it said. After hearing submissions made from all concerned, the commission said such information should be displayed on the website of each of the institutions governed by the DoPT under the personnel ministry for the benefit of employees and public at large.
Akola: Two persons were killed and one was seriously injured in a clash between two groups over an old dispute in Akola district of Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday. Five people were arrested in connection with the incident, police inspector Gajanan Shelke said. The clash broke out after heated arguments between the two sides “over some old family dispute” in Nimbi village on Tuesday, he said. “Members of both the groups attacked each other with axes and other sharp weapons. Three of those injured were later rushed to different hospitals where two of them died,” Shelke said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The deceased were identified as Laxman Daberao (40) and Krishna Solanke (35). The injured person was undergoing treatment at a local hospital where his condition was reported to be serious, the official said. The police later arrested five people and booked them under various Indian Penal Code Sections, including 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and those pertaining to rioting and unlawful assembly. Search was underway for another absconding accused, Shelke said. The two sides earlier also clashed in 2017 when one person was killed, he added.
TORONTO — A union representing more than 12,000 of Canada’s media workers is calling on the federal government to help support local news after CTV announced layoffs in three cities in Ontario.Bell Media spokesman Scott Henderson would not specify how many people lost their jobs, but said in an email that the company reduced a number of broadcast positions at local TV stations in Kitchener, London and Windsor.He said the move is part of a larger restructuring that began earlier this year and is a response to the challenges facing the media industry, including growing international competition and a tough advertising market.Unifor spokesman Howard Law said in a statement that more cuts are expected at CTV stations across Canada and the federal government should move quickly to review the industry, which it promised to do in the federal budget released last week.He said the government could help through regulatory and tax changes.The Liberal government said in its budget that it will review the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act this year and that will include examining how to strengthen the future of Canadian media and content creation.
Alistair Carmichael, the Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, said: “Scandalous underfunding under this Conservative government has turned our prisons into powder kegs.”It is beyond belief that 71 potentially dangerous prisoners have been released by mistake.”What should be places of rehabilitation are now dangerous hotbeds of violence, self-harm and drug abuse. “No prison guard should have to go to work in fear of being seriously assaulted while being outnumbered six to one.”The government has lost control of our prisons and urgently needs to get a grip.” Ministers have launched a recruitment drive to add 2,500 frontline officersCredit:Peter Macdiarmid/PA G4S and HMP employees clearing debris after a disturbance at HMP BirminghamCredit:Jason Alden / G4S Earlier this month Peter Clarke, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, warned that staffing levels in many establishments are too low to maintain order and described the conditions some inmates are held in as “squalid, dirty and disgraceful”. Prison staff carrying riot shields leave HMP Birmingham Credit:AFP/OLI SCARFF There were also a record 19,361 of assaults by prisoners on other inmates, up by a fifth on the previous year.The Government said that the performance of 10 jails is now of “serious concern” as it emerged that 71 prisoners have been freed by mistake – a rise of seven on the previous year.The findings are the latest in a line of statistics laying bare the scale of the safety crisis behind bars in England and Wales. Campaigners and watchdogs have issued a catalogue of warnings about violence, drug use and overcrowding across the jail estate, which has been hit by a number of disturbances in the last year. Prisons violence has reached record levels with assaults on staff rising by a third over the past year to 20 a day.New figures revealed that 7,159 staff were assaulted in the year to March 2017, up by 1,750.The number of serious assaults on staff has trebled since 2013 to 2,285 last year. Peter Dawson, director of the Prison Reform Trust, said: “These numbers confirm what the Chief Inspector of Prisons has described in graphic detail – that our prison system is nowhere near being safe for those who live and work within it.”Ministers have launched a recruitment drive to add 2,500 frontline officers, and put in place new measures to tackle the availability of mobile phones and drugs in jails as part of a reform drive. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Justice Secretary David Lidington said improving safety and security in prison was his top priority.He said: “These figures reinforce how crucial it is that we make progress as quickly as possible.”I have seen first-hand the challenges our dedicated and hard-working prison staff face. “Boosting the frontline is critical to achieving safety and the number of prison officers we are recruiting is rising, with the number of new prison officers joining the service at its highest level since 2010.” David LidingtonCredit:PA
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$605M Drug scandal: No reason for COI into Lawrence’s involvement – HarmonMarch 24, 2017In “Business”Jagdeo questions whether GPHC board was structured to facilitate irregularitiesMarch 15, 2017In “Health”$605M Pharma scandal: There are grounds for Lawrence’s dismissal- PPPMarch 20, 2017In “Business” Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence, today, announced the names of persons who will comprise the new Board of Directors for the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation, GINA said. The minister said that based on the experience and qualification of each appointed member, issues that are currently faced by the GPHC should be addressed in a more timely and efficient manner.Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Trevor Thomas and Minister of Public Health Volda LawrenceKessaundra Alves who has a Certificate in Legal Education and a Masters’ Degree in Law specializing in Health Law, Ethics and Policy has been named chairperson of the Board. Lawrence said Alves is quite suitable for the position based on her qualifications.Other members of the board include Dr. Holly Alexander, Dr. Ivelaw Sinclair, Collette Adams (representing the Ministry of Public Health), Sonya Roopnauth (representing the Ministry of Finance), Cleopatra Barkoye (representing the nurses) and Kempton Alexander (representing the Guyana Public Service Union). Acting Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, Allan Johnson and Director of Medical and Professional Services, Sheik Amir, will continue to be ex officio members of the board, according to GINA.
16,181 Views Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy after last-ditch survival talks fail The company Harvey Weinstein co-founded has faced into financial ruin since the allegations were made against him. 26 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3872380 Monday 26 Feb 2018, 8:04 AM Harvey Weinstein co-founded the company in 2005. By Associated Press Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Harvey Weinstein co-founded the company in 2005. Image: John Carucci/AP Photo Share4 Tweet Email Feb 26th 2018, 8:04 AM Image: John Carucci/AP Photo THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY’s board of directors says the company is expected to file for bankruptcy protection after last-ditch talks to sell its assets collapsed.Now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein co-founded the company in 2005. He was fired last October after being accused of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women.The Weinstein Company has been searching for a financial saviour ever since while Weinstein has denied all allegations.The Los Angeles Times reports the board said last night it has no choice but to pursue bankruptcy.A statement from the board said: “While we recognize that this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for our employees, our creditors and any victims, the board has no choice but to pursue the only viable option to maximize the company’s remaining value: an orderly bankruptcy process.”The decision came after the board was unable to revive a deal to sell the struggling studio for about $500 million to an investor group.As part of the pact, the bidders had promised to raise at least $40 million for a fund to compensate Weinstein’s accusers.A proposed sale of the company was complicated after the state of New York said earlier this month it was suing the Weinstein Company for failing to protect staff.State attorney general Eric Schneiderman said any deal should embody three principles: adequate compensation for victims, protection for employees and the removal of those people who were complicit in Weinstein’s misconduct for 12 years.“They knew what was happening. It was flagrant. It was flamboyant. They knew how pervasive it was and not only did they fail to stop it, they enabled it and covered it up,” Schneiderman said.The New York lawsuit alleges that female assistants were required to facilitate Weinstein’s sex life as a condition of employment and clean up after his sexual encounters, even going so far as returning items of clothing left behind.Prosecutors said Weinstein made verbal threats to “kill” several staff or their families, that assistants were taught “how to dress and smell more attractive” and that his drivers were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the car.“While Mr Weinstein’s behaviour was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality,” his lawyer Ben Brafman hit back in response.“At the end of the inquiry, it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive positions than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination,” he added.With reporting from AFPRead: Actress Emma Watson donates £1 million to kickstart new anti-sexual harassment campaignRead: Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement ‘hasn’t gone far enough’ Short URL
11,673 Views 18 Comments Share4 Tweet Email1 THE US SUPREME Court has allowed President Donald Trump’s administration to implement asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American migrants from applying at the US border.Democrats said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk.The decision – temporarily in effect while lower court proceedings play out – is a victory for Trump’s restrictive immigration policies, which he has made a central pillar of his presidency but which have been repeatedly challenged in court.The top court stayed a decision by a lower court that had blocked the restrictions, which declare ineligible for asylum any migrants who enter the United States from the southern border and who have not asked for asylum protection in any of the countries they crossed to get to there.Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting from the decision, wrote that: “Once again the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution.”“In effect, the rule forbids almost all Central Americans… to apply for asylum in the United States if they enter or seek to enter through the southern border, unless they were first denied asylum in Mexico or another third country,” she wrote.Trump took to Twitter to hail the move, saying, “BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!”The decision “greatly helps build on the progress we’ve made addressing the crisis at our southern border and will ultimately make American communities safer,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups challenging the asylum restrictions, expressed hope that “we’ll prevail at the end of the day”.‘Life and death’“The lives of thousands of families are at stake,” Gelernt said in a statement.Democrats in the House of Representatives made a similar point.“Lives will be lost. This rule will result in those fleeing fear and persecution to be turned away at our doorstep and will only exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in the region,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Zoe Lofgren, who chairs the immigration and citizenship subcommittee, said in a joint statement.“The United States can and must do better.”House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Eliot Engel said that “for many refugees, this is life and death”.The asylum restrictions target the flow of migrants from Central America and other countries who have tried to cross into the United States from Mexico and request asylum.These requests – often made by families saying they have fled endemic violence and poverty in their countries – allow the applicants to remain in the United States and to move around freely while their cases are adjudicated, which can take two years.The policy is among a host of measures Trump has taken in a bid to stem the flow of migrants, including the deployment of troops at the southern border.Official statistics show the number of people apprehended or declared inadmissible at the southern border has dropped to around 64,000 in August, from more than 144,000 in May.The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it will keep up to 5,500 military members at the border for the coming year to help combat illegal immigration.It has also announced that it would divert $3.6 billion in funds for construction of an anti-migrant wall on the frontier, which Trump repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for.The diversion of the Pentagon funds to border wall construction was justified under a controversial emergency declaration made by Trump after Congress repeatedly denied the president money for the project.Trump has also pressured Mexico to take action.Mexico said last week that it has slashed undocumented migration to the United States by 56% since May, and the steps it has taken have drawn praise from Washington.© AFP 2019 Image: Pool/ABACA via PA Images Short URL Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 7:19 AM By AFP https://jrnl.ie/4805626 US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions Democrats have said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk. Thu 7:19 AM Image: Pool/ABACA via PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetReal-Life CIA Card Game Makes Toppling Governments Fun! Stay on target Everyone loves board games and tabletop games, but too often there are so many out there that it’s hard to choose one to play. Which ones should you buy on your own or for your tabletop game-loving friends? Never fear, we’ve got what you need right here — a gift guide to ensure players of every taste has a chance at finding something they enjoy. Whether you’re buying for friends or family, you can use this guide as a great jumping-off point. Specifically, we think these are some of the best 2-player board games. While they may work great with large groups, and may even require some rejiggering to work for head-to-head match-ups, we think these games make for delightful duels.Star Wars: RebellionIf you’ve got a lot of time, friends, and pocket cash, this Star Wars adventure is as meaty as they come, and you’ll need to spare several hours if you want to play it with friends, but it’s all totally worth it in the end.Pandemic LegacyIf you’ve played the original Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy is somewhat similar, but it’s a whole cluster of games culled into one campaign. It evolves as you play, just like the virus you’re looking to control.King of New YorkThe sequel to Richard Garfield’s King of Tokyo follows a scrappy band of monsters all vying to be the king of, well, New York! Into monster movies and things of that nature? This is definitely going to be up your alley.Smash UpShufflebuilding is the name of the game when it comes to Smash Up, where you literally shuffle up two decks in an attempt to beat out your opponents with pirates, dinosaurs, zombies and more!Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card GamePlayers compete in this adorable video game-styled adventure to create their own harrowing dungeon to keep players out, while playing as game bosses. It’s a very clever idea, especially when Heroes end up playing through the boss dungeons you’ve built up!Coup (The Dystopian Universe)Coup is a game where you’re basically the head of a family in an Italian city-state where your aim is to come into power by destroying other ruling families’ influence. It may sound strange, but it’s actually a nuanced and exciting game where you’re always kept guessing.Rick and Morty Total RickallThis game based on the Rick and Morty episode of the same name pits players against each other while trying to figure out if they’re a real person or a parasite trying to get one over on everyone else. If you love Rick and Morty, you’ll love this!Exploding KittensDespite the somewhat inflammatory name of the game, this isn’t really about making kittens explode unless you draw one anyway. It’s a little like Russian Roulette, as the game’s instructions state, where players could eventually draw said exploding kittens and lose the entire game. Yikes.Glory To RomeAs a rare board game, Glory To Rome is about as complex and decadent as its titular fallen empire. But with so many options and creative ways to express yourself, you do feel like a Caesar-level genius when victory is yours and not your commoner friend’s. Just watch out for knives in your back around March.Betrayal At House on the HillThis haunted house building game pits players against each other, when one of the characters ends up betraying the rest and everyone left has to figure out who did it. It’s a strategic classic, and a game that should be in any board game lover’s collection.Gloom (2nd Edition)Weave the saddest tale you can for these dark and depressing families as they meet their “untimely” ends. It may sound terrible, but without sadness can we ever really appreciate the happiness that is playing Gloom?That’s our list of the best 2-player board games. For more on tabletop games check out our list of the best board games and these spooky Halloween tabletop games.
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On May 5, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) kicked off a week of celebrating, honoring and thanking teachers as part of national Teacher Appreciation Week. All week long, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, principals, parents, central office staff, community members, and others took to social media with #DCPSlove and the “Love My DCPS Teacher” sign. Henderson and her staff stopped by schools throughout the week to surprise and thank teachers across the district.“Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to hears me say that our teachers are absolutely killing it,” said DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson. “This week, I want to make sure that they are especially feeling the #DCPSlove. I hope the whole city can take some time this week to thank a DCPS teacher in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are changing our students’ lives and they deserve some extra love and gratitude this week from all of us.”