first_imgA day after the proposed National Sports Bill was rejected by the cabinet, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday hit out at the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) saying that the cricket board needs to be more accountable in its functioning.Maken said the proposed bill was intended to make sports bodies more transparent and efficient and was in no way an attempt to take control of these National Sports Federations.”I wouldn’t want to say what happened in the cabinet meting yesterday, I just like to reiterate the sport ministry’s stand and my stand. We are in no way trying to control the sports federations or sports bodies,” Maken told reporters in the national capital.”We don’t intend to have our own representatives in any way in any of the managements of these sports bodies, we don’t want to direct them, whether they would like to take Ajay Maken as one of their members or some of others MPs or ministers,” he said.Maken said he was particularly disappointed with the opposition to the bill by cricket administrators and said federations need to be brought under the ambit of the Right to Information Act for greater accountability.”We just want transparency and efficiency in their functioning, since they are sending teams outside India representing the country, they should be answerable to all Indians through RTI (Right to Information). Their accounts should be known to public through RTI, after all they are using government funds and sending teams, so we want them to be accountable to the citizens of India through RTI,” he said.advertisementMaken said that for example people would like to know for how much did the BCCI get the land for the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi or the ground at Dharamsala.”The BCCI should point out what provisions are intrusive in nature and which clauses will have government control. We will remove all that but they should not oppose 25 per cent representation of sports persons in the Executive Board and the RTI,” Maken said.”Secondly, they should have age restrictions, after all in bureaucracy, we have 60 years as age of retirement, in judiciary it is 65 and in others it is 62-63, we have kept the age limitation at 70 years for sports federations,” he said.Explaining the nuances of the bill, Maken said having sports persons in administration is a step towards transparency.”What we are saying is that 25 per cent of the executive body should constitute of sports persons of the same game, we are not saying govt will appoint that 25 per cent.”What we are saying is that sports persons who have played at the national level, they should among themselves select, elect sports persons who should represent 25 per cent of their executive body,” he said.”We want to give more power to sports persons, we want them to be transparent in their accounting and entire process, we want them to be answerable to the citizens of India because after all they are sending teams which is representing India as a nation,” he added.The cabinet had rejected the bill on Tuesday with ministers such as ICC President Sharad Pawar, Mumbai Cricket Association chief Vilasrao Deshmukh and J&K Cricket Association head Farooq Abdullah opposing it.The Ministers felt that the bill was seeking to control rather than facilitate the development of sports and had raised objections on the age and tenure restrictions.last_img read more

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Injured while kissing daughter, Jason Day gets a lot better Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next George finished second in the league with 28.0 points per game this season, and he led the league with 2.21 steals per contest. He shoots 39 percent from 3-point range and is the team’s No. 3 rebounder.George hit the game-winning 3-pointer against Houston on Tuesday, but he aggravated a previous injury during the game and was in too much pain to play in the regular-season finale Wednesday at Milwaukee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGeorge also missed games on Feb. 28, March 2 and March 3 with soreness in the right shoulder. He has had problems with his left shoulder, too, though the issues are unrelated. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, left, reaches up to block a shot by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) as George shoots between Tucker and James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder forward Paul George could miss Sunday’s playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness.Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Friday the All-Star is considered day-to-day.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBlack Panther x Dame 5.MANILA, Philippines—At some point in our lives, we all wanted to be like our favorite superheroes.Whether it’s to build a technologically-advanced suit like Iron Man, own an indestructible shield like Captain America or have supernatural powers like Captain Marvel, we wish we had it even if it’s fictional.ADVERTISEMENT The collection includes an Iron Man-inspired Harden Vol. 3, a N3XT L3V3L silhouette with Captain America colors, a Black Panther colorway of the Dame 5, a Nick Fury take on the TMAC 1 and a Captain Marvel x adidas Pro Vision “ACE” which was unveiled by WNBA star Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks.Iron Man x Harden Vol. 3Only the N3XT L3V3L and the Dame 5 will hit Philippine shelves.Captain America x N3XT L3V3L.The release comes on the same day the biggest blockbuster of the year Avengers: Endgame hits PH theaters on April 24.Nick Fury x TMAC 1.Captain Marvel x Pro Vision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Avengers’ honored with handprint ceremony in Hollywood PLAY LIST 02:39’Avengers’ honored with handprint ceremony in Hollywood01:35Filipino Marvel fans react to ‘Avengers: Endgame’: ‘It has a lot of heart’04:10’Avengers: Endgame’ cast bids farewell to the series02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ajax stuns Ronaldo, Juventus to reach Champions League semi Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Adidas Basketball, though, has taken our fandom to a whole new level as it joined forces with Marvel to create a limited edition “Heroes Among Us” footwear collection inspired by our beloved superheroes.Hoop stars, who possess out of this world athleticism, accuracy and grace, are the closest that we could get to seeing real-life superheroes in sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd like superheroes, these athletes have alter-egos too and each has their own unique skill as they carry their respective teams, cities and communities on their shoulders.The “Heroes Among Us” line features new sneaker designs which will release on select Philippine stores April 24. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Osgood-Schlatter disease

first_imgDefinitionOsgood-Schlatter disease is a painful swelling of the bump on the upper part of the shinbone, just below the knee. This bump is called the anterior tibial tubercle.Alternative NamesOsteochondrosisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsOsgood-Schlatter disease is thought to be caused by small injuries due to repeated overuse before the knee area is finished growing.The quadriceps muscle is a large, strong muscle on the front part of the upper leg. When this muscle squeezes (contracts), it straightens the knee. The quadriceps muscle is an important muscle for running, jumping, and climbing.When the quadriceps muscle is used a lot in sports activities during a childs growth spurt, this area becomes irritated or swollen and causes pain.It is common in adolescents who play soccer, basketball, and volleyball, and who participate in gymnastics. Osgood-Schlatter disease affects more boys than girls.SymptomsThe main symptom is painful swelling over a bump on the lower leg bone (shinbone). Symptoms occur on one or both legs.You may have leg pain or knee pain, which gets worse with running, jumping, and climbing stairs.The area is tender to pressure, and swelling ranges from mild to very severe.Signs and testsYour doctor can tell if you have this condition by performing a physical exam.A bone x-ray may be normal, or it may show swelling or damage to the tibial tubercle — a bony bump below the knee. X-rays are rarely used unless the doctor wants to rule out other causes of the pain.advertisementTreatmentOsgood-Schlatter disease will almost always goes away on its own once the child stops growing.Treatment includes:Rest and decreasing activity when your child has symptomsPutting ice over the painful area two to four times a day, and after activitiesIbuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or acetaminophen (Tylenol).In many cases, the condition will get better using these methods.Adolescents should be allowed to play sports if the activity does not cause too much discomfort. However, symptoms will improve faster if activity is kept to a minimum. Sometimes, a child will need to take a break from most or all sports for 2 or more months.In the rare case where symptoms do not go away, a cast or brace may be used to support the leg until it heals. This typically takes 6 – 8 weeks. Crutches may be used for walking to keep weight off the painful leg.Rarely, surgery may be needed.Expectations (prognosis)Most cases get better on their own after a few weeks or months. Most cases eventually go away once the child finished growing.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if your child has knee or leg pain, or if pain does not get better with treatment.PreventionThe small injuries that may cause this disorder are usually unnoticed, so prevention may not be possible. Regular stretching, both before and after exercise and athletics, can help prevent injury.ReferencesWells L, Sehgal K. Osgood-Schlatter Disease. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB,Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbookof Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 669.4.Review Date:11/12/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

first_imgMajuli, Sep 8 (PTI) Majuli – the seat of neo-Vaishnavite Bhakti renaissance – today became Indias first island district with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating it as the 35th district of Assam.”The long cherished dream of the people of Majuli has been fulfilled today. However, to give a fillip to the growth momentum of the district a comprehensive approach is required,” he said, adding that the government is committed to propel Majuli into the “fast growth trajectory.”The inauguration of Majuli as a district coincides with the 90th birth anniversary of music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika.”If we want to usher in an era of development in Majuli, everybody has to render their concerted efforts. Emergence of Majuli as a full-fledged district on the birth day of Bhupen Hazarika is indeed a matter of joy, pleasure and pride”, he said.”As Majuli is a treasure trove of potentialities and possibilities, the district has to tread the path of development in tandem with the development initiatives taken in the fields of art and culture, PWD, tourism, rural development, health and sports, agriculture, water resources, soil conservation,” Sonowal, who represents it in the assembly, said at a function.Elaborating on the development work of the government, he said the construction of Bogibeel bridge was at its terminal stage, while Dhola-Sadiya Bridge will be commissioned in 2017.He said Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced construction of a 122 km road connecting Majuli, besides two other bridges on the Brahmaputra.advertisementThe proposed cultural university in Majuli will enable research and advanced studies of art and culture of the state, he said.The cabinet meeting, which was held at Majuli for the first time outside Guwahati, had decided that a Centre of Water Resources would be set up in the island to suggest remedial steps for the recurring flood and erosions there.Paying rich tributes to Hazarika, the Chief Minister said, “his contribution is evident in every aspect of our life and his role towards giving Satriya dance (of Vaishnavite culture) national recognition as a classical dance form is really laudable”. MORE PTI ESB KK MRJlast_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney believes England will be among the contenders to taste World Cup glory in 2022.Having seen a so-called ‘golden generation’ struggled to deliver on expectations over a number of years, the Three Lions helped to restore national pride on Russian soil this summer.Gareth Southgate’s side upset the odds to reach the semi-final stage at a global showpiece for the first time since 1990. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! There is now renewed hope that an exciting young squad can build on that platform and challenge for more major honours in the future.Former England skipper Rooney expects that to be the case, telling CNN World Sport: “The maturity the team showed was fantastic and unfortunately they couldn’t get to the final and have a chance of winning it.“But I think they had a great tournament, a lot of positives, and that will stand them in good stead going into the next tournament in two years’ time.“I think that [the 2020 European Championships] will be a huge test to see where they are at for that next World Cup.“The European Championship is a very difficult tournament to win.“You know, two years down the line, I think those players will have a bit more experience, and I just hope they get the game time in England and at club level.“If they do that then I’m sure England will be in a very good position for the next World Cup.”England are set to start down a path leading to Euro 2020 when they open their campaign in the newly-formed UEFA Nations League.Tough tests against Spain and World Cup finalists Croatia await in that competition before Southgate’s side discover their opponents for the group stage of qualification.The draw for that part of the process is due to be held in Dublin on December 2.last_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team named a much-changed lineup on Sunday against Panama but just as it did on Thursday against Mexico, it cruised to an easy World Cup qualifying victory. This time the U.S. won 5-0 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, N.C., all but clinching a spot in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women’s Championship. The team will qualify for next summer’s World Cup with a victory in the semifinal round. The Panamanians were overmatched from the off and were it not from a fantastic performance from 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, the score could have truly gotten out of hand.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Here are three observations from the USWNT’s win.Ellis rings the changesJill Ellis USWNT Friendly 06052016The U.S. dismantled Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night, and head coach Jill Ellis opted for heavy rotation on Sunday against Panama. The U.S. started only two of the same 11 players that faced El Tri on Thursday, with just Abby Dahlkemper and Julie Ertz keeping their places. If the U.S. reaches the final as expected, it will have five matches in less than two weeks, so Ellis’ rotation is sensible if not simply an outright necessity.”The sole reason was to manage this tournament,” Ellis said in her post-game press conference regarding the changes. “It was really about making sure it’s a 13-day type deal with five games – it’s a lot. We have the ability to do that and I think with the talent we have on this team it makes sense.”The U.S. is playing its most meaningful games in more than two years, but Ellis would have been in little doubt before the game that her reserves could handle 66th-ranked Panama easily. In truth, Ellis’ reserves would match up favorably with some of the world’s best sides, such is the USWNT’s depth, so it was far from a surprise to see the U.S. easily take care of business on Sunday.”It shows the team has a lot of depth when you can make nine changes and come out and play a similar brand of soccer,” midfielder Sam Mewis said. “We are so thorough in our training and in our preparation, the points that this team is focusing on are really hammered home to every player and I give the coaching staff a lot of credit for giving us that opportunity.”Mace pulls double dutyEmily Sonnett Carli Lloyd Hailie Mace USWNT 2018The official U.S. Soccer Twitter account confirmed the team would start Sunday’s match in its usual 4-3-3 formation, with Hailie Mace starting next to Abby Dahlkemper at center back. When the game kicked off though, the USWNT lined up with a three-player back line, and Mace actually lined up as a forward next to Carli Lloyd.Mace rotating between forward and defense isn’t actually a big surprise, considering the UCLA star began her collegiate career as a defender before shifting to forward. It certainly was a surprise, though, to see her move from forward back to defense just 10 minutes into Sunday’s game against Panama.Ellis explained after the game that Mace playing the first 10 minutes up top was in order to practice for a situation that may come up in the future. “A lot of what we’re trying to do is train for situations,” Ellis explained. “It’s not just about today’s game, it’s about adding more to our game. In situations where perhaps there are five minutes left and you need to force a goal, what does that look like?”As a coach I think there’s different situations that I’d rather manage now and see them and learn from them now then wait until next summer.”It may not say a lot about the level of competition that Ellis used the first 10 minutes of a World Cup qualifier as a training exercise, but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday night. Lloyd shows well in rare startCarli Lloyd USWNTPrior to Sunday’s start, Carli Lloyd’s last eight appearances for the national team came off the bench. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year appears set for a substitute role next summer at the World Cup when she’s 37 years old, but against Panama Lloyd showed she can still make an impact from the off by netting a hat trick, her eighth career treble with the USWNT.While she once filled an attacking midfield role for the U.S., these days Lloyd plays further up the field as the lone striker in her team’s 4-3-3 formation. Alex Morgan is the unquestioned starter at that particular position, but on Sunday Lloyd showed she can still play a vital role if needed.”I can’t say you expect anything less,” Ellis said of Lloyd. “Ultimately what she gives us is the ability to score goals and to see her get a hat trick tonight was great.”last_img read more

first_imgzoom Thailand’s Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) has expanded its fleet by adding a second-hand dry bulk vessel, the 58,700 dwt MV Thor Caliber.The Supramax vessel, which was formerly named MV Albion, was purchased for a price of USD 14 million.TTA informed that the 2008-units was bought from a company which is not connected to Thoresen Shipping Singapore (TSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of TTA.With this additional vessel, the Thoresen-owned fleet comprises a total of 21 vessels with an average size of 54,512 dwt and an average age of 11.57 years.The transaction comes on the back of the company’s sale of two older ships over the previous six months.In February 2018, TTA disposed of the 1995-built MV Thor Endeavour. The 42,529 dwt general cargo vessel was sold at a price of USD 4.2 million. In late 2017, the company sold its 2002-built MV Thor Horizon for USD 5.4 million.TTA said that the sale transactions were in line with prevailing dry bulk shipping conditions, in which older vessels become less competitive and less able to meet operating costs. The proceeds were to be used to improve the efficiency of the TTA fleet and the company’s fleet renewal program.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton joined global and community leaders for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report and data visualization site on Monday, March 9, in New York City.The No Ceilings Full Participation Report is the culmination of a year-long effort to aggregate and analyze new and existing global data by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center, and Fathom Information Design. This comprehensive data is available in written form, as well as through a collection of interactive and sharable visualizations, graphics, stories, and compelling videos produced by Scratch, a division of Viacom. The data is open and easily downloadable.“There has never been a better time to be born female,” wrote Hillary Clinton in an email to supporters of the Clinton Foundation. “That’s the conclusion of a sweeping new global report that Chelsea, Melinda Gates, and I were thrilled to unveil yesterday morning. It’s called The Full Participation Report, and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself the gains that women and girls have made around the world – as well as the gaps that remain.“At, you can explore more than two decades of data from more than 190 countries and the compelling stories of women and girls from around the world that make all the statistics come alive.“We’re excited for you to dig into this data yourself – to use it, share it, learn from it, and get motivated by it. You can learn something fast or take a deep dive into the areas that interest you most. I hope you’ll visit the site today.“It’s been twenty years since the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where the international community pledged to work toward the full participation of women and girls in all aspects of life. Today, two decades later, it’s time to take stock.“There are real gains to celebrate, including more laws protecting the rights of women, more girls going to primary school, and more mothers getting access to services that can keep them healthy. Yet despite this progress, significant gaps remain around the world, including in the United States, especially in the areas of security, economic opportunity, and leadership. The evidence is clear: When it comes to gender equality, we’re just not there yet.“This data proves that progress is indeed possible, but it is not inevitable. More needs to be done to fulfill our promise and ensure that every woman and girl has the opportunity to live up to her God-given potential.”Visit to explore the gains and the gaps.last_img read more

first_img“What with all that’s going on in the world today, why wouldn’t Canadians want to join me and escape all of that and watch THE INDIAN DETECTIVE?”, said Russell Peters. “It’s an easy, fun show to watch, and I think they’re going to love it, or at least like it. If they don’t, they’re dead inside.”THE INDIAN DETECTIVE also stars Canadian icon William Shatner as a billionaire property developer from Toronto who may have ties to the criminal underworld; Bollywood Movie Award-winning veteran actor Anupam Kher (The Big Sick, Silver Linings Playbook, Bend It Like Beckham) as Stanley D’Mello, Doug’s father and a retired airline pilot who moved back to India after the death of his wife; Christina Cole, (Casino Royale, SUITS) as Constable Robyn Gerner, Doug’s tough, beautiful, all-Canadian partner; Mishqah Parthiephal (SNAKE PARK) as Priya Sehgal, an earnest and dedicated lawyer, born into an upper-middle class family in Mumbai; and Hamza Haq (mother!, QUANTICO, Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2), as Mumbai drug lord Gopal Chandekar, and who recently appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Canada’s Rising Stars: 15 Breakouts Making an Impact in Hollywood“ list.In the premiere episode of THE INDIAN DETECTIVE (Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), when a suspected heroin shipment Doug (Russell Peters) and Robyn (Christina Cole) were secretly investigating turns out to be children’s bikes, Doug’s dream of becoming a detective fades into oblivion. Coerced into going to Mumbai to visit his father Stanley (Anupam Kher), Doug meets Priya Sehgal (Mishqah Parthiephal), a beautiful, passionate legal-aid lawyer. Together, they fight to uncover the truth behind a false murder confession, and while finding his stride in Mumbai, Doug realizes his failed case back home might have roots in his homeland.THE INDIAN DETECTIVE is executive produced by Golden Globe®-winning and Emmy®-nominated Frank Spotnitz (THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE X-FILES) of Big Light Productions and Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron (MADIBA, THE BOOK OF NEGROES) of Blue Ice Pictures.THE INDIAN DETECTIVE is a co-production between Big Light Productions, Blue Ice Pictures, the IDC, Wonder Films, and Bell Media. The series was created, executive produced, and written for Russell Peters by Spotnitz and Smita Bhide (HUNTED,TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES). The series is directed by BAFTA award-winner Sandy Johnson (BENIDORM, JONATHAN CREEK) and produced by Trevor Hopkins (FORTITUDE, CUFFS). It is executive produced by Blue Ice Pictures’ Daniel Iron and Lance Samuels (MADIBA, THE BOOK OF NEGROES), Wonder Films’ Mark Burton (Water, Tallulah), Russell Peters (HIP-HOP EVOLUTION), CPI Pictures’ Clayton Peters (Breakaway, RUSSELL PETERS VERSUS THE WORLD), and Paul Canterna. Co-executive producer is Sharon Remmer (THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE).THE INDIAN DETECTIVE is an official co-production among Detective Doug Productions Inc., Instinctive Film GmbH, and Brightway Investment (Pty) Ltd.Production Executives for Bell Media are: Sarah Fowlie, who is Director, Original Programming, Comedy; Chris Kelley, Production Executive, Original Programming; and Corrie Coe, who is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. The project is financed by Blue Ice Pictures and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC).SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the upcoming international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at TORONTO – Following on the heels of the recent success of CTV’s THE DISAPPEARANCE, CTV’s latest original event series, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, debuts Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, as announced by Russell Peters today. Securing a coveted Thursday night timeslot immediately following the two biggest shows on television, THE BIG BANG THEORY (8 p.m.) and YOUNG SHELDON (8:30 p.m.), the four-part, one-hour, comedy-drama stars the global comedy sensation in his first starring scripted role for television, and was filmed on location in Cape Town, Toronto and Mumbai last spring. Click here for a sneak peek.THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, a classic fish out-of-water story with equal doses of comedy and high-stakes drama, follows Toronto cop Doug D’Mello (Peters) as he becomes embroiled in a murder case while visiting his father in Mumbai. The investigation leads Doug to uncover a dangerous conspiracy while dealing with his own ambivalence towards a country where, despite his heritage, he is an outsider.“Russell Peters is a must-see Canadian icon, whose talent has been recognized and celebrated all over the world by millions of fans,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “We’ve given THE INDIAN DETECTIVE a much-deserved prime spot, during television’s biggest night, and are excited to share Russell’s first series with viewers across the country.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

first_imgCroatia-born Bharatanatyam danseuse Nikolina Nikoleski, who was encouraged to pursue dance forms and sports from childhood, finds to her delight that more and more Indian youngsters are taking to physical expression. “India has recently changed and is still going through changes in last 6-8 years where more youngsters are also being exposed and encouraged in physical expression,” Nikoleski, 43 said. “I see that as a very positive change and good sign. Being healthy and free in one’s body is the foundation of a good and complete life,” she said. Also Read – The Puja carnivalSpeaking about her own early practice, Nikoleski recalled: “I was born and brought up in Croatia where children from a very tender age are exposed and encouraged to pursue various dance forms and sports. Almost every child then takes this hobby very seriously.” The hobbies later translate to professional spaces, and make Croatia – with a population of close to 42 lakh people – a country with “world, Olympic and European champions in every sport”, she said. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraShe is trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance, folk dances, flamenco, physical theatre, and yoga, apart from Bharatanatyam. Nikoleski’s quest to learn multiple dance forms took her from the small European country, where she started with gymnastics at the age of four, to the land of multiple cultures and dance forms – India. Settled in Delhi since 2005, the professional dancer-teacher has learnt Bharatanatyam in India under the tutelage of gurus Saroja Vaidyanathan, Malavika Sarukkai, as well as Shanta and V.P. Dhananjayan. Coming from the light-footed ballet tradition, it took dedicated practice for Nikoleski to master this age-old dance form, that requires the performer to do heavy footwork along with gestures and body movements. “I fell in love with Bharatanatyam because of its amazing holistic art, beautiful expression, use of all body, including facial expressions, ‘mudras’, intricate footwork, state-of-art costume and jewellery, music and ragas. “They transform and elevate one’s feelings. Most importantly, it’s storytelling of ancient spiritual scripts, and brilliantly expresses all human yearnings, longings, emotions, and inner battles,” she explained. Heading her own dance academy now, she said that learning the Indian classical has completed her as a human and as an artist. Her students performed classical ballet, contemporary and jazz at an event here last week.last_img read more

El Jadida  –  The UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy, unanimously adopted by all member states in 2006 and reaffirmed in June 2014, is a comprehensive approach to fight terrorism, wrote a note to the press on the sidelines of the two-day inaugural conference on “border security” (BSI), hosted by Morocco in El Jadida.Composed of 4 pillars, this strategy provides a strategic framework for states to elaborate global responses to terrorism based on human rights and the law. The first pillar provides measures to eradicate conditions propitious for spreading terrorism, the second concerns measures to prevent and combat terrorism, the third includes measures to reinforce the UN’s/states’ capacity to prevent and combat terrorism, and the fourth involves measures to ensure the respect of human rights and the rule of law as a fundamental basis to fight terrorism.  Since 2006, the implementation of the Strategy progressed thanks to efforts by member states, supported by UN bodies, but much remains to be done, said the note. The inaugural conference of the joint initiative by the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) on “border security” (BSI) opened, on Tuesday in El Jadida with the participation of over 30 countries. This event, which will run until July 22, is a platform to discuss and analyze shortcomings related to terrorism and border security. It is also an occasion to share good practices regarding cooperative frontier management. read more

Police officers serving with the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) are helping train their counterparts in southern Sudan on providing security during the upcoming referenda on the self-determination of the region.Some 40 officers from the Southern Sudan Police Service (SSPS) have arrived in Juba to start the five-day course, UNMIS said in a statement yesterday.The training for the second batch of officers receiving the training was inaugurated by Ann-Marie Orler, Police Adviser and Director in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.The referenda are provided for in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which was signed in 2005 and formally ended two decades of civil war between the northern-based Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the south. Following the agreement, the SPLM formed the autonomous Government of Southern Sudan.Inhabitants of southern Sudan will vote on 9 January next year on whether to secede from Sudan or remain united with the rest of the country. On the same day, residents of Abyei area in central Sudan will vote separately on whether to retain Abyei’s special administrative status in the north or become part of southern Sudan.“I understand that we are entering a very challenging moment of the CPA, so we as UNMIS would like to give advice to the police service… and train them on democratic transformations and policing,” said Ms. Orler, who arrived in southern Sudan on Sunday for a three-day visit.Organized by the SSPS, UN Police (UNPOL) and Norway, the training course has drawn a total of 120 officers from all 10 southern Sudanese states. They will then share their new skills with their colleagues when they return to their bases.“We need the referendum to be peaceful,” said SSPS Deputy Inspector General Gordon Micah Kur. “For it to be peaceful, it requires proper efforts exerted by the police,” he added.Mr. Kur said the police will be responsible for overseeing the conduct of the referenda and safeguarding the security of the ballot boxes during the tabulation of votes.Ms. Orler said one of the challenges facing the SSPS is lack of experience and instruction in law enforcement for police officers before they enlist in the force. “We will exert every effort to professionalize them,” she said.Police Captain Andrew Jagei said he was looking forward to the training course. “I will better my people by ensuring that the referendum receives maximum security,” he said. 14 September 2010Police officers serving with the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) are helping train their counterparts in southern Sudan on providing security during the upcoming referenda on the self-determination of the region. read more

“Our objective is to deliver equal rights and opportunity to all, to eradicate extreme poverty and to set the world on a sustainable development path,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a news conference at UN Headquarters to launch the International Conference on Population and Development Global Review Report.The International Conference on Population and Development (IPCD), held in Cairo in 1994, was a milestone in the history of population and development, as well as in the history of women’s rights. A total of 179 Governments signed up to the ICPD Programme of Action, which set out to provide universal access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health services and reproductive rights, and deliver gender equality, empowerment of women and equal access to education for girls.The Programme of Action also sought to address the individual, social and economic impact of urbanization and migration, as well as support sustainable development and address environmental issues associated with population changes.“It affirmed sexual and reproductive health as a fundamental human right,” Mr. Ban said of the Conference. “And it emphasized that empowering women and girls is key to ensuring the well-being of individuals, families, nations and our world.”He noted that the past two decades have seen “considerable” advances in equality and empowerment for women, global health and life expectancy, and education for girls, adding that much has been accomplished through the framework of the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “But much remains to be done,” he said, noting that the report launched today highlights the enormous inequalities that remain in the realization of human rights and access to vital services, as well as new challenges and opportunities related to population growth, changing age structures, rapid urbanization and migration.“We need to establish common policy responses to the yearnings of people everywhere for a better life,” stated the Secretary-General.Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), recalled the “ground-breaking consensus” forged at the Cairo Conference.“Delegates from all regions and cultures recognized that increasing social, economic and political equality and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is the basis for individual well-being, lower population growth and sustainable development. The evidence of the report launched today supports this consensus.” While describing some of the achievements cited in the report, Dr. Osotimehin said that progress over the past 20 years does not tell the whole story. “The report reveals in stark detail the persistent inequalities and discrimination that threaten to derail development. In many countries and regions, progress is limited to the wealthy with enormous numbers of people excluded from the process and benefits of development,” he said.“More than half of the absolute gains in global income from 1988 to 2008 went to the richest 5 per cent and none went to the bottom 10 per cent. In the poorest communities, women’s status, maternal death, child marriage and many of the concerns of Cairo have seen too little progress over the past two decades,” he added.Among other challenges, he noted that around 800 women die daily while giving birth; one in three women worldwide report having experienced physical or sexual abuse; and one in three girls in the developing world is married before the age of 18, despite the fact that marriage under 18 is illegal in 158 countries. The Executive Director went on to add that there is no country today in which women are equal to men in political and economic power. In addition, too many people, particularly the poor, live without access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning. Indeed, more than 200 million women in the developing world who want contraception are not getting it.“Twenty years on, we still have a long way to go in realizing the vision of Cairo,” said Dr. Osotimehin. “But the ICPD 20-year review shows us that the vision is still as relevant today as it was in 1994.” read more

Regional Chairman Genevieve AllenFollowing the termination of a contractual agreement between the Region 4 Executives and contractor; Navin and Sons, for the construction of a new health centre at Supply, East Bank Demerara, Chairwoman Genevieve Allen has revealed that bids for the project will be re-invited sometime early next year.Allen made this disclosure to INews on the sidelines of an event hosted at the National Cultural Centre earlier today (Wednesday).“Works are currently not in progress because we have realised that there were some substandard work that was done” Allen noted.“With the termination of the contractor it means therefore that the works will have to be advertised so that another contractor can begin works…so work is expected to recommence early next year,” Allen revealed.Asked whether or not legal action is an option at this point, against the contractor, the Chairperson noted that the contractor was already informed of what is required of him and the Region is working along to ensure he meets the necessary requirements.It was only recently reported in sections of the media that the contractor was ordered to repay the Region for its shoddy foundation works.Back in August, concerns over the quality of the work and the actions of the contractor resulted in a screeching halt of the project.The issue which came up at the Regional Democratic Council’s (RDC) monthly meeting was disclosed by the Regional Executive Officer, Pauline Lucas who revealed several unsavoury details about the project.According to the Region’s Public Relations Department, one of the details she revealed is that the contractor, Navin and Sons, was ordered by the Clerk of Works to cease casting the foundation of the centre.Earlier last month, the contractor was ordered to correct the inferior works. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRegion 4 Capital Works not suspended; REO unaware of who sent statementAugust 17, 2015In “Business”Region 4 REO terminates Supply Health Centre contractDecember 1, 2018In “latest news”UK to invest over $830M to disaster proof 5 health care facilitiesApril 6, 2018In “Health” read more

first_imgA BOMB CLAIMED by the Pakistani Taliban has killed 20 soldiers and wounded 30 after it ripped through a military convoy in the restive northwest of the country.The attack, one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years, happened in the city of Bannu near the North Waziristan tribal region which is a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.“A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device caused the blast,” a senior military official told AFP, adding the exact circumstances were unclear.An official statement said 20 soldiers were killed and 30 injured in the attack, which hit one of the vehicles in the convoy at 8:45 am local time.The convoy was about to leave for the town of Razmak in North Waziristan when the blast hit one of the civilian vehicles hired to move troops.Taliban ‘ready for talks’Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility.“It was part of our fight against a secular system,” he said by telephone from an undisclosed location.“We will carry out more such attacks in future,” he said, adding the Taliban were seeking revenge for the deaths of their former chief Hakimullah Mehsud and deputy Waliur Rehman — both killed in US drone attacks.The Taliban vowed they would not engage in any dialogue with the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following the death of Mehsud.But Shahid said today that the group “is ready for meaningful negotiations despite facing huge leadership losses, if the government proves its authority and sincerity” by halting drone attacks and withdrawing troops from tribal areas.Taliban insurgents have led a bloody campaign against the Pakistani state since 2007, staging hundreds of attacks on security forces and government targets.- © AFP, 2014Read: Plastic bullets fired as hundreds protest Turkey internet restrictionsRead: Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talkslast_img read more

first_img 20,445 Views Short URL Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 2:29 PM Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h. 271 Comments It is going to be done in the correct way by secondary legislation, we are going to go the extra mile in the pursuit of saving lives.He said the new regulations will tie in with the government’s plan to encourage more cyclists onto the roads.‘More cyclists, less cars’“We need more cyclists, we need less cars… If we make the roads a safer place there are likely to be more people getting out of their cars,” said the minister.He acknowledged that some critics believe research in this area is in it infancy. In light of this, the minister said the legislation will be reviewed after 12 months.The regulations will be introduced once the legislation is finalised and approval by the Office of the Attorney General, and once the required equipment for measuring the minimum passing distance has been procured by the gardaí.Until then, the Road Safety Authority will be launching an awareness campaign in the coming days.Tesco ‘unable to make most home deliveries’ today due to the treacherous conditions>Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the ‘the Beast from the East’> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRING drivers to allow a minimum passing distance for cyclists will soon be introduced.Confirming the new measures today, Minister for Transport Shane Ross said the new rules will save lives.The law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h and 1.5 metre on roads with a limit of 50km/h or above.Speaking today, Ross said he has been extremely concerned about the rise in cyclists fatalities on Irish roads.In 2017, there were 15 cyclists killed, which was a 50% increase on 2016.Road deaths“Clearly this is an intolerable situation which has to change. Every life lost on our roads is a tragedy and as Minister for Transport, I am committed to do everything within my power to prevent preventable road deaths,” he said.Cyclists have claimed the new law is much-needed, however, there were concerns about the perceived difficulties in enforcing it. A petition with 6,500 signatures calling for a change in the law was handed in to the minister last week.The minister said research was undertaken into other jurisdictions that apply a minimum passing distance to see if such legislation would benefit Irish cyclists.A new report by the Road Safety Authority, published today, states that little conclusive evidence is currently available to support or rebut claims that minimum passing distance legislation will specifically address cyclist fatalities.However, it states that greater awareness by both motorists and cyclists while overtaking was recognised as having safety benefits. Feb 28th 2018, 2:29 PM Share108 Tweet Email Image: Sam Boal Image: Sam Boal Source: Christina Finn/Twitter Minister Shane Ross on his new law on minimum passing distance for cyclists— Christina Finn (@christinafinn8) February 28, 2018 By Christina Finn Can’t see the video, click here.Saving lives“If such awareness entails safer driving and fewer fatalities then it will be worth introducing the necessary legislation. If such awareness entails safer driving and fewer fatalities then it will be worth introducing the necessary legislation,” said Ross.As a legislator. he said “it is not enough for me to say we simply just have an education campaign, my job is to introduce law and to make law”.last_img read more

first_imgAS Roma forward Patrik Schick has rubbished rumors linking him with a loan move in January, saying “I want to show my worth”.Schick joined AS Roma in 2017 on a temporary deal for a loan fee of €5 million, with a conditional obligation to buy the player.The 22-year-old has failed to make an impact at the Giallorossi having made just 6 appearances and scored one goal this season.His lack of game time and form has led to speculations about his future and the latest transfer gossip has him being shipped out on loan in the January transfer window.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“It’s just conjecture,” Schick insisted, speaking to reporters at the Czech Republic training camp, as cited by Football Italia.“I’m still convinced of wanting to show my worth and make it with the Giallorossi.“I’m happy to have scored my first league goal [against Samp] and now I’m sure I’ll get more chances.“I need to play more, I’m lacking minutes.”last_img read more

first_imgThe only catch here is there can’t be a button or link that allows the customer to purchase that content outside of the app. As Mac Rumors notes, the removal of the rule necessitating the corresponding subscription deal at the same or better price now allows publishers to raise their pricing to pad Apple’s 30 percent cut, which, of course, still remains intact. It also appears that the other sticking point for publishers, detailed subscriber data, has not been changed either. Apple has changed its rules for in-app subscriptions and content access in the App Store. Reports are indicating that the most significant change is access to content purchased outside of the app without a corresponding in-app subscription requirement, and a concomitant relaxation of pricing requirements.In February, Apple released its app subscription service, which debuted with the launch of News Corp.’s The Daily. The subscription service rules were set to take effect at the end of this month. Until now, Apple required publishers that wanted to offer subscription deals outside of the app to include the same or better offer inside the app. Also, publishers couldn’t provide direct links inside the app to purchase content outside the app. Here’s what Apple CEO Steve Jobs said when the company announced is subscription plan in February: “All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app.”The new rules, as initially reported by Mac Rumors’ Jordan Golson, now let apps link to purchased or subscription content outside of the app without also requiring a similar or better deal in the App Store. All Things D’s Peter Kafka raises another point—that the new rules could pose significant problems for apps such as Amazon’s Kindle app, which has a button that delivers customers right into the Kindle store.Up to this point, big publishers have been split on their acceptance of the rules in general. Conde Nast and Hearst just started selling subs via iTunes and the Financial Times decided to forego an iOS app, instead launching an HTML5 Web app, freeing it from any of Apple’s App Store requirements.While the rule adjustment does allow for greater outbound content and pricing flexibility, it’s not a wholesale change to the model. Publishers that want to play within the walls of the App Store still have to swallow the 30 percent cut, limited subscriber information and the inability to direct customers to Web-based content offers.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: With junior doctors on strike in major government hospitals, patients are flocking to various Area Hospitals and urban PHCs in GHMC limits for medical treatment. Nearly 20 to 30 per cent jump of out-patients has been witnessed in these hospitals and health centres during the last few days. It may be mentioned here that patients’ footfall has dropped considerably in OGH (Osmania General Hospital) and Gandhi Hospitals in the last few days due to ongoing junior doctors strike. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us As the impact of junior doctors strike on services in major government hospitals have has been highlighted by the media, some people have zeroed in on other government hospitals and health centres where services are not affected since junior doctors are not on rolls in these wings. There are seven Area Hospitals, one District Hospital in King Koti and over 80 urban PHCs are located in the State capital. According to doctors, footfall has jumped considerably in some of these hospitals. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Dr Deen Dayal, a doctor at an urban PHC in the Old City and Hyderabad president of TGGDA Hyderabad wing, the number of patients visiting PHCs increased by 20 to 30 per cent in the last few days. For major diseases, patients have no option but to visit tertiary hospitals, but for common ailments and treatments urban PHCs are no less important, he said. Advertise With Us In the Dar-ul-Shifa PHC, nearly 120 patients have been visiting every day for last few days as against the average of 80 patients per day earlier. Take the case of Area Hospital, Malakpet, where patients footfall has increased by over 20 per cent in the last few days compared to any regular day of a week. Here usually 700 patients come for OP treatment per day on an average. Hospital superintendent Dr Badrinath said that they are ensuring every patient visiting the hospital gets treatment during OP timings and even after that. With junior doctors not in a mood to relent on their stir opposing NMC Bill, it can be expected that patients rush in hospitals under TVVP and DH in the state capital would continue for some more days.last_img read more