Directors Jay Baruchel and Jeremy Garelick To Helm JFLThruline Television Staged Readings

first_imgAdvertisement Montreal, PQ [May 24, 2017] — Actor/writer/director Jay Baruchel (Goon, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Man Seeking Woman) and writer/director Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Break-Up) return to Just For Laughs ComedyPRO for a third year of JFL/Thruline Television Staged Readings. The duo will each helm an all-star cast of actors and comedians in a staged read through of one American and one Canadian script. The event takes place Thursday, July 27th at the Hyatt Regency Montreal during Just For Laughs ComedyPRO, the leading industry event of the comedy business.Since 2015, the JFL/Thruline Television Staged Readings has proven to be an open and welcoming door for talented American and Canadian scriptwriters looking to develop their ideas. To date, two of the three scripts staged have been optioned as a direct result of the readings:A**hole Detective. Written by George Reinblatt, this riotous comedy is currently in development with Canadian television and broadcasting powerhouse, Bell Media. The 2016 read through was directed by Jay Baruchel and featured Jimmy Carr, Colin Mochrie, Allison Miller and Sarah Tiana among others. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Wunderkind. Written by Tyler Greene, this script sold to Seeso, Comcast and Universal’s new digital comedy network. David Zuckerman (Family Guy) is currently attached as executive producer while Jeremy Garelick is set to direct and executive produce. The 2015 table read was directed by Jeremy Garelick and featured Chris D’Elia, Bridgit Mendler and Affion Crockett.“Just For Laughs is the perfect venue for bringing a television script to life,” says Paul Ronca, Director of Industry & Special Events Programming and Strategic Partner Development at Just For Laughs. “We put the world’s top comedy creatives in a room with the world’s top development and programming executives. It’s magic.”“Just For Laughs is a hub of laughter and positive energy,” adds Jeremy Garelick. “It’s inspiring to just be a part of it.”The two scripts selected for this year’s read through will be announced in early July.Just For Laughs ComedyPRO runs from July 26 – 29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, part of the 35th annual Just for Laughs Festival, which takes place from July 12 – 31st, 2017.Passes for Just For Laughs ComedyPRO are on sale now through June 16 at a reduced rate. Please visit http://comedypro.hahaha.com/ for details or make your purchase directly with Eventbrite.last_img read more

Remove Nick Beyak from council to promote unity Chief

first_img(Chief Arnold Gardner of Eagle Lake First Nation.)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe chief of the closest First Nation to Dryden, Ont. wants Nick Beyak removed from city council.Eagle Lake Chief Arnold Gardner said he’s “deeply disappointed” by comments Beyak make about Indigenous people that “promote division.”“A councillor holding a public position representing the City of Dryden bears a responsibility to promote unity,” Gardner said in a letter he sent to Dryden Mayor Greg Wilson.The letter was discussed at Monday night’s council meeting in the northwestern Ontario city.It condemns him supporting the position of his mother – now-independent Sen. Lynn Beyak – that some good came from Canada’s notorious and racist Indian residential school system.And opinions Nick Beyak himself shared that Indigenous people are unable to feed, clothe and protect themselves.The letter points to Nick Beyak’s lack of a public mandate.“Because Coun. Beyak was appointed mid-term and at no time was voted in by the people of Dryden, we expect yourself and your council members to publicly repudiate (Beyak’s) comments,” Gardner said.“In addition, it is our position that you and your council members expressly have an obligation to remove him from office.”Nick Beyak is seen second from the left in the back row in this picture of Dryden city council.Gardner asked for a response by the end of this week, and a meeting with the full council out of respect for their positive relationship to “bring closure to these recent occurrences.”Nick Beyak was absent from the meeting but left a prepared statement the mayor shared with council.“The mayor did read a statement from Coun. Beyak which was read into the record,” said Coun. Mary Trist. “Mr. Beyak reiterated that he spoke as a son and not as a councillor.”Trist, who has spoken out against the Nick Beyaks’ comments, said council cannot remove him as councillor but could ask him to resign.She said the mayor, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, also spoke about racism, residential schools and freedom of speech.“He was emotional when he talked about the boy in his school who took his own life,” Trist recalled.Wilson told council an Indigenous classmate of his in Grade 8 was in foster care and died by suicide.“It is only decades later that I started to get a faint understanding of the forces behind such tragic events,” he said.“This kind of result is what happens when people in power try to dictate the lives of others from a distance without understanding or respecting the culture, leadership, economic and social fabric of local communities. Unfortunately, that legacy persists to this day.”Eagle Lake is an Ojibway community approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Dryden.Its letter is the latest salvo in a war on words that’s landed the Beyaks in hot water and led to Lynn Beyak’s ouster from the federal Conservative caucus. She remains a senator.She and her son operate car dealerships in Dryden and Fort Frances. Businesses that are now the target of a boycott by First Nations.Lynn Beyak is also the subject of an online petition launched by the area tribal government to have her removed from the Senate.She was widely condemned following a pro-residential school speech last March, and fanned the flames by posting ‘letters of support’ expressing anti-Indigenous sentiments on her Senate website.She was removed from the Senate’s Aboriginal committee and is now being investigated for potentially violating the Senate’s ethics code.Gardner wasn’t available for comment.kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

Export Potential of Fruits and Vegetables to Russia Remains Important Minister

Agadir – Morocco’s fruits and vegetables export potential to Russia remains important, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, said Thursday in Agadir.“This potential should allow Morocco to improve its position in the Russian market,” said Akhannouch who was speaking at the opening of Morocco-Russia Business Forum, adding that the kingdom is stepping up efforts to diversify its agricultural supply to this market.Russia accounts for nearly 15% of the total value of food exports from Morocco to reach 1.6 billion dirhams in 2015, said the Minister, adding that agricultural exports increased by 35% between the two export seasons 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Concerning the fisheries field, Russia is the 13th customer of Moroccan exports of seafood products with a turnover of nearly 300 million dirhams in 2015, noted the Minister. read more

Fed will be patient in rate hikes amid global growth woes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says that in light of a slowing global economy and last year’s financial market turmoil, the central bank intends to remain “patient” in determining when to make future changes in its benchmark interest rate.The Fed’s semi-annual report to Congress on monetary policy stood in contrast to its last report in July when it signalled that it was on track to keep raising rates at a gradual pace over the next two years.The new report cites a range of risks to the economy that have developed over the last six months, as well as continued muted inflation as reasons to slow further hikes.Many private economists believe the Fed may raise rates at most only one more time late this year.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press read more

Protests or Promotions Womens Rights Activists on March 8

By Stephanie Willman Bordat and Saida Kouzzi, Rabat – Happy Pancake Day! It is time to check out a couple of online videos for some recipes. Oh wait, no, that was this past Tuesday, March 5. Today is International Women’s Day.It never fails. Every year around mid to late February, the calls and the e-mails start. “What are you doing for Women’s Day?” Sigh, bang head on table, repeat. As an NGO working for over 19 years to promote women’s rights in Morocco, Women’s Day is about roll-up-the-sleeves, slow but steady efforts 365 days a year, not a one-off occasion for a concocted activity. The first Women’s Day was organized—not celebrated—in 1909, and emerged from the labor rights movement, with women mobilizing for a host of political and economic rights related to voting and the right to be elected to public office, as well as worker’s rights and employment discrimination issues.Women across the world, from England to Egypt have been arrested at March 8 rallies, when the day was about protests, not promotions—of either the personal or the commercial kind. On December 16, 1977, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution inviting member states to proclaim a “United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace” (emphasis added). To illustrate the rights-based context, on the same day the General Assembly also passed a resolution calling for a Draft Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).Given the tendency of certain current political representatives in Morocco to denounce the CEDAW as neocolonialism from the “West,” it is worth recalling that the original request for a United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women was co-sponsored by 22 mostly African, Latin American, and Asian countries—one of which was Morocco.The original objectives of International Women’s Day were to highlight discrimination, inequality, and gender-based violence and organize concrete actions to address these violations of basic human rights. It is supposed to be a “lutte,” not a “fete.”At one memorable event long ago, a women’s group organized a bake sale in which women customers paid 65 percent of the prices men paid, to highlight experientially the wage gap between men’s and women’s earnings.Read Also: Law 103-13 on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Morocco: A Missed Rendezvous with Democracy?In the decades since, Women’s Day has been transformed into a commercial opportunity to be exploited for sales. The day now focuses on women as gender-coded consumers and service providers, not on their fundamental rights as human beings.To these companies with their special deals, fanfare, and decorated window displays, we say, if you are not respecting labor laws, paying a fair wage, or guaranteeing minimal hygiene and safety standards for your female workers, then you have no business “celebrating” Women’s Day. (We have a sneaking suspicion that your staff may actually be worked unpaid overtime today to enhance sales).To add insult to injury, we have seen discussions circulating recently on social media where men complain that Women’s Day sales are a form of discrimination against them and a violation of their Article 19 constitutional rights.Discrimination is not just any difference made between people based on categories such as sex. It is a “distinction, exclusion or restriction” which has “the purpose or effect of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal basis with others, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” Studies have shown that women pay more for similar products than men—it is called the “pink tax.” In addition, since women earn less than men, they pay a higher percentage of their income than men for the same product. So in reality, it is the everyday prices that are discriminatory, not the one day sales.These products are often highly overpriced the other 364 days a year, with their profits more often than not going into the pockets of male CEOs, since in Morocco, women represent seven percent of administrators of the largest public enterprises and only 11 percent of listed companies.The CEOs’ nod to Women’s Day is to make less of a profit than usual off of women who earn less all year round. But please tell us again how you really wanted to buy that specific beauty cream today specifically and how the fact that you do not get the same discount as women for a 24 hour period is a violation of your fundamental human rights.Unfortunately, it is not just private profit-making entities lowering the bar on International Women’s Day. Over the years, we have seen March 8 transformed by those who purport to support women’s rights—associations, the press, academics, activists, funders, and government representatives both domestic and foreign—into occasions for self-promotion. They plan last minute activities with no strategic objective hastily put together and built more around selfie opportunities than around rights-based advocacy. In Morocco, seven out of 10 women will experience some form of gender-based violence in her lifetime. On average, women in Morocco spend five hours per day on domestic work and caretaking for other household members, compared to 43 minutes for men.Women make up only 17 percent of the 395-member House of Representatives and 12 percent of the 120-member House of Councilors. Moroccan women earn 29 percent less than men, and unemployment rates for women are double those for men.Consumer products, social media posts, and shameless self-promotion are not going to help address these issues constructively or advance women’s rights. Women in Morocco and around the world face serious problems that need solving. For this, as the saying goes, we need a movement, not a moment.In the meantime, rendez-vous on May 4 for Star Wars Day.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial views.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Court rules in favour of Suncor on random drug testing union to

CALGARY — Energy giant Suncor Energy has won another victory in a years-long legal battle over random drug and alcohol testing at its northeastern Alberta oilsands sites.Suncor (TSX:SU) started randomly testing staff in safety-sensitive jobs in 2012, but the union representing many of those workers called it an infringement of privacy.The majority of an arbitration tribunal ruled in favour of Unifor in 2014, but last year Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Blair Nixon quashed that decision.Unifor appealed Nixon’s ruling, but three judges with the Alberta Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the union’s challenge in a decision released Thursday.“The question before us is whether the reviewing justice selected the appropriate standard of review and applied it properly,” the Appeal Court judges wrote.“We hold that he did both.”The arbitration tribunal heard that, at the time of the grievance, there were about 10,000 workers at Suncor’s oilsands sites at any given time, including nearly 3,400 represented by Unifor.The company presented evidence of more than 2,200 incidents that involved drugs or alcohol, but did not break down how many involved unionized employees versus non-union members and contractors. In Thursday’s ruling, the judges noted workers inside and outside the union regularly work side-by-side.They also highlighted why safety is such a concern. Suncor’s facilities around Fort McMurray, Alta., operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year and its employees work 12-hour shifts operating some of the biggest and most complicated industrial equipment in the world.“The equipment includes heavy haul trucks that are as large as multi-storey buildings and weigh in excess of 400 tons, as well as cable and hydraulic shovels that can stand 21 metres tall.”The Appeal Court judges said the key question during arbitration was whether there was sufficient evidence of a widespread substance abuse problem that would warrant random drug testing at its sites, given the privacy issues at play.“Rather than considering whether there was evidence of a problem in the workplace, the majority asked only whether there was evidence of such a problem specific to bargaining unit employees,” the judges wrote.“By unreasonably narrowing the evidence that it considered when deciding this issue, the tribunal majority effectively asked the wrong question, and therefore applied the wrong legal test.”The Appeal Court judges said they agree with Nixon that the matter should be heard by a fresh arbitration panel.Unifor called the Court of Appeal decision a gross violation of workers’ rights.“This ruling supports an invasive and degrading policy that violates the fundamental rights of workers,” said Unifor national president Jerry Dias.“Safety is always our first priority but we know that random drug testing does not reduce accidents or improve safety.”Ken Smith, president of Unifor Local 707-A, said the fight will continue.“We will take all available action to fight this abusive policy, including a potential motion to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.”Suncor spokeswoman Nicole Fisher said the company was happy with the decision.“Nothing is more important than protecting ourselves and others from harm. That’s why safety is one of our core values and we’re very pleased with this decision,” she said.“We strongly believe that this program will contribute to a safer workplace and ultimately save lives.” read more

Amazon offers a way to delete Alexa recordings automatically

NEW YORK — Users of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically.Amazon says it saves such commands to improve the service. But the practice has raised concerns with privacy experts who say the recordings could get into the wrong hands, especially as Amazon and other companies use human reviewers rather than just machines. Tech companies have been reviewing their practices in light of those concerns.Previously, users had to go into Alexa’s settings and delete recordings manually. Users can now ask Amazon to automatically delete recordings after three months or 18 months. But users need to specify that in the settings, as recordings are kept indefinitely by default. And there’s no automatic option for immediate deletion. Users would still need to do that manually.Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press read more

US retail sales rise a modest 02 pct in August on strong

US retail sales rise a modest 0.2 pct. in August on strong demand for autos, furniture by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 13, 2013 8:39 am MDT WASHINGTON – Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses only modestly in August, indicating that economic growth remains sluggish. Consumers bought more cars, furniture and electronics last month but held back on most other purchases.Spending at retail businesses rose just 0.2 per cent last month, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the smallest gain in four months. But the government said retail spending was stronger in the previous month than first estimated, revising the July estimate to 0.4 per cent from 0.2 per centExcluding volatile spending on autos, gas and building supplies, sales in August increased just 0.2 per cent, or less than half July’s 0.5 per cent gain.Consumer may be growing more cautious about spending, a trend that could slow economic growth in the July-September quarter. Slow wage growth, modest job gains and higher taxes have limited Americans’ spending power.Retail sales are closely watched because they’re the government’s first look each month at consumer spending, which accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity.“Consumer spending remained stuck in middle gear in the summer,” said Sal Guatieri, an economist at BMO Capital Markets.Guatieri forecasts that spending is growing at an annual rate of roughly 2 per cent in the current July-September quarter, about the same as the previous quarter. That suggests economic growth is slowing to an annual rate of about 2 per cent, down from the 2.5 per cent annual rate that the government estimated for the April-June quarter.Most economists said the retail sales figures are likely healthy enough for the Federal Reserve to begin cutting back its monthly bond purchases when it meets next week. The Fed is buying $85 billion in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities each month to keep interest rates low and spur more borrowing and spending.Sales of autos and furniture both jumped 0.9 per cent in August. Electronics and appliance sales rose 0.8 per cent. But clothing sales dropped 0.8 per cent and sporting goods sales also fell.Last week automakers reported that their sales in August topped 16 million at an annual pace for the first time since November 2007, just before the recession began. Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Chrysler and General Motors all posted double-digit gains over last August.But many retailers have said in recent weeks that shoppers have been reluctant to spend freely for back-to-school shopping. According to a tally of 10 retail chains by the International Council of Shopping Centers, sales rose 3.6 per cent last month. That’s down from a 6 per cent gain for in August 2012.Job gains have been steady this year. But the pace of hiring has been too weak to rapidly lower the unemployment rate, which is 7.3 per cent four years after the Great Recession officially ended. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Lombard to sponsor SMMTs 2015 Annual Dinner

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce Lombard, the UK’s largest provider of asset finance for business, as sponsor of its Annual Dinner taking place on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London.Lombard has been supporting UK businesses for more than 150 years, offering a range of asset finance packages to companies of varying sizes, from SMEs to large multi-national corporates across an assortment of industry sectors.Jim Higginbotham, Head of Corporate Specialist Sales, Lombard Asset Finance and RBS Invoice Finance, said, “Lombard has a proud history as a key supporter of the automotive industry and our commitment to this sector remains as strong as ever. It is critical to nurture innovation in order to stay at the forefront of the industry and Lombard is delighted to be associated with the SMMT and help businesses transform innovation into commercial reality.”Nick Robinson, broadcaster and the BBC’s former Political Editor, who will present BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme from the autumn, will be making the keynote speech at the event, while SMMT’s President, Gareth Jones, Managing Director of ebm-papst Automotive and Drives (UK) Ltd, will make an address on the industry.Gareth Jones said, “I’m thrilled to be attending my first SMMT Annual Dinner as President. It’s a key networking date in the diary at an exciting time for UK automotive, as well as a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of the year with industry colleagues”.The winners of SMMT’s Award for Automotive Innovation 2015, run in partnership with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), sponsored by GKN and supported by The Times; and the Autocar Courland Next Generation Award will be announced during the evening’s proceedings.Last year’s Dinner brought together more than 1,000 senior representatives from across industry, government and media for an evening of networking and discussion.Click through to find out more about SMMT’s Annual Dinner or to purchase tickets. read more

Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

first_img Share299 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4529775 Friday 8 Mar 2019, 8:01 AM Short URL Image: The Democrat By Órla Ryan Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge He is the sixth person arrested as part of the investigation. A MAN HAS been released without charge after being arrested in relation to a number of incidents which took place on a farm in Co Roscommon in December.The 50-year-old man was arrested yesterday and detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.The man is the sixth person arrested as part of the investigation into the incidents which took place at a farm in Falsk, Strokestown, on 16 December 2018.A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Two men have been charged to date.The events in December followed the repossession of a property by private security personnel days earlier.There were scuffles with the family who lived in the house and among a group of people who were present to support them. During a subsequent incident at the property, eight people were injured, three of whom required hospital treatment, while vehicles were set on fire and a dog that was seriously injured had to be put down.The eviction led to a number of protests and the issue was raised in the Dáil. Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. center_img Screengrab of footage from the incident Image: The Democrat No Comments 5,901 Views Screengrab of footage from the incident Mar 8th 2019, 8:01 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sterling reveals the secret behind prolific form

first_imgRaheem Sterling has revealed how he has evolved from trying to do fancy tricks and flicks into being a prolific goalscorer.Sterling, 23, has been in excellent form for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this season, scoring four goals and providing two assists.Sterling knows he needs to deliver in an England shirt as well but, at club level, he has lived up to the billing after bringing a new maturity and understanding to his game.Sterling told Daily Mirror: “The main thing now is to keep trying to be a goal threat.“When I was a bit younger, I wasn’t too interested in scoring goals, I was all about trying to look nice and show people I’ve got a lot of ability.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“But now I’ve started to realise that no one remembers the fancy stuff you do on the pitch, it’s about the effectiveness and what you do for your team.“As I’m growing and developing, I understand that now, especially with the national team because I need to get these goals going.“I think I’m probably more driven now to be able to get on the end of things, being in the box a lot more.“Before, I was going wide, trying to beat a player and now I’m trying to get on the end of stuff, being around for scraps and trying to make goals for myself.“I’m much more confident when I’m in and around the penalty area now so I feel the goals will come for England as they have been doing for City.”last_img read more

UPDATE Kids teachers from devastated school reunite

first_imgMOORE, Okla. — Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week’s tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins.Some children carried thank-you cards. A first-grader was eager to see her favorite gym teacher and for a chance to say goodbye for the school year. It was one of many difficult goodbyes for the city of Moore. Family and friends attended the funeral of a 9-year-old girl who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School — the first since Monday’s storm, which killed 24 people. Students who survived the storm’s onslaught at the school and those whose parents had pulled them out of class just before it hit gathered with their teachers at another Moore school that wasn’t damaged. Seven children died at Plaza Towers.Authorities kept journalists at a distance, but Cheryle Dixon, a grandmother of first-grader Crisily Dixon, talked to a reporter about how hard it was for the little girl.last_img read more

Warning For Rip Tides At Galveston Island Beach

first_img Share Galveston Park BoardA view of the newly-renovated beach in Galveston.As beach-goers enjoy this Fourth of July holiday, there is an increased warning for rip tides at Galveston Island beach.National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Huffman said on Monday to be aware of the beach’s flag system: “So the flags are yellow at the moment. They were red yesterday. And what those flags mean are an increased risk for rip current. So if you’re not a strong swimmer, or if you’re taking your kids out with you- be sure to check those flag colors before you enter the water.”Huffman also recommends swimming near a lifeguard.To see how some beaches are doing ahead of the 4th of July holiday, click here.last_img read more

Cheat sheet to set trend during summer

first_imgRummaging your closet to pick a perfect outfit to conquer the simmering sun before stepping out in summer? Ditch the usual denims and tops for long and flowing maxi dresses or crop tops to make a style statement and beat the summer heat with style.If a dull umbrella or a scarf to shield yourself from the sun bores you, then opt for trendy accessories like chic hats and funky glasses.Experts lists some great ideas to stack in your cupboard and be summer ready: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The summery maxi dress: Something long, flowing and breezy in form of a long maxi dress is a perfect wear this summer. Opt for bright colours with floral prints to strut away on the streets like a diva. The dress will help you make a delicate yet beautiful style statement. Hats are in: Covering up with a scarf to protect your your hair and skin from sun damage is a passe this season. Go the hat way this time. From retro to peppy, pick any one that defines your style. You can also choose a beach hat with a denim flower to get the beach vibe.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFunky shades: From retro to quirky, an extensive range of eyewear have flooded the market this season. So what are you waiting for? Pick any one and flaunt it to the world. If you want to add more fun, then a yellow party eye glass is a cool and trendy accessory for indoor or outdoor parties. The must-have bag: A woman without a bag is a rare sight. It is not just an accessory, but a haven for all the essentials — be it the sunscreen, face wash, face wipes or perfume. Go for a polypropylene bag with abstract prints which can be teamed up with everything pretty. Crop tops: Crop tops is one trend which is still making news by setting a style statement. They are chic, comfortable and one can easily team up with anything be it denims, shorts or skirts.last_img read more

Safe Drive Save Life impact Number of accidents down by 27 says

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday requested everyone to follow traffic rules and not to do anything illegal.Speaking on the occasion of the third anniversary of the launch of the highly-successful Safe Drive, Save Life (SDSL) project, Banerjee said: “We have launched the Safe Drive Save Life project across the state. We have completed three years of the project and today (Monday) is its third anniversary.” After flagging off a rally by the Kolkata Police to celebrate the event, she informed that the accident percentage has gone down considerably since the inception of the project. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Chief Minister also announced that the Kolkata Police Hospital will be merged with SSKM Hospital and half of its beds will be available for general people. According to Banerjee, from now on doctors of SSKM Hospital will treat patients of the Kolkata Police Hospital as the government has decided to merge it with the former. Also, 50 percent of the Police Hospital’s beds will be made open for the general public. She also stated that after her government had introduced the project with an intention to create awareness about the rules of the road and how to stay safe, the accident percentage has gone down by 35 percent in Kolkata alone. She also informed that during 2016, a total of 407 people had died due to road accidents across the Kolkata Police jurisdiction. But after commencement of the SDSL, the number of deaths has come down to 294 during the year 2018. “The percentage of accidents and deaths has also come down across the state. Compared to 2016, death and accident percentage has gone down by 17 percent and 27 percent respectively in 2018. Police are doing a good job. Odisha and Jharkhand are also following our project and using the same name,” she added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Chief Minister has also instructed the cops to continue with the naka checking which was started a month ago after former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta was harassed by a few errant bikers. She stated that everybody must follow the traffic norms and bikers must wear helmets to save themselves. Banerjee also told that police personnel not to harass anyone unnecessarily. She also praised the Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police for their relentless efforts to keep roads smooth for traffic movement across the year despite all odds. Before she flagged of a rally by the traffic sergeants at Harish Mukherjee Street and Benninandan Street Crossing, she visited injured constable Tapan Oraon at the Kolkata Police Hospital who on June 2 night tried to intercept an errant biker in front of a shopping mall on Syed Amir Ali Avenue. Banerjee praised Oraon’s sincerity while doing his duty. After a brief interaction with him, Banerjee handed over a cheque of Rs 50,000 as a reward. She also interacted with other patients in the ward and wished them a speedy recovery.last_img read more

Shark attack leads to closure of gay nudist beach in Sydney

first_imgCongwong Bay has a number of secluded beaches (Photo: Maurice Van Creij | CC-by-3.0)Shark experts, after looking at photos of the woman’s ‘severe injuries’, have concluded a Great White ‘most likely responsible.’Little Congwong Beach is a popular hangout for the local gay male community. Although not an official nudist beach, its sheltered location has made it a popular spot for nude sunbathing.The beach has now reopened, just ahead of Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebrations this weekend. Swimmers may want to show caution and avoid swimming at dusk.Mayor Shurey says the local council will be reviewing whether to install shark nets at the location.See alsoHere are the top seven tips to keep safe at Sydney’s Mardi Gras Authorities closed beaches in the La Perouse area of Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia over the weekend following a suspected Great White shark attack.A woman, 55, was bitten by the shark while swimming just 20 meters from the shore of Little Congwong Beach last Friday evening. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) She suffered serious bite lacerations to her leg. Paramedics subsequently rushed her to hospital. She underwent surgery and is continuing to recover.It’s the first shark attack in the area in 25 years, leaving locals shocked.Speaking of the attack to news.com.au, Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey said, ‘I think she’s very lucky to still have her leg… and to survive.’Authorities closed local beaches for 24 hours following the attack.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Gay beach vacations in Crete: The essentialsMexico’s premier LGBT destination to host major LGBT events in 2016 and 2017Munroe Bergdorf steps down from Labour Party’s LGBT advisory boardRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/shark-gay-beach-sydney/last_img read more

Taxi chased all on board shot leaving two dead

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Two people died and one more injured as a result of an attack on a taxi in Region 237 ofthe continental zone of mainland Isla Mujeres, just outside Cancun.Beginning in the area of Rancho Viejo, armed men in a red Chevy came in pursuit of a taxi with three people on board, one of whom was apparently already injured.On the Vial Arch in the colony San Antonio, the gunmen caught up with the taxi and shot everyone on board.An ambulance arrived and transferred a wounded man identified as Candelero N to the General Hospital with a bullet in the abdomen. He was reported in serious condition.Another man, 29-year-old Laureano N, was transferred in a private vehicle to the General Hospital, however, by the time he arrived, he was already deceased.Ministerial police and crime experts who gathered evidence from the scene say they found a variety of 9 mm, 45 and .223 casings used for rifles.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BlackBerry cuts jobs as part of turnaround plan

first_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry Ltd. announced another round of job cuts Tuesday as it deals with weak smartphone sales and pushes ahead with a restructuring plan.The Waterloo, Ontario-based company declined to disclose how many employees were affected in the latest changes, but said that some workers were shifted to different roles while others were laid off.BlackBerry said the move is part of a plan to reallocate certain resources to help grow its operations. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 0 Comments   Share   5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishescenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories BlackBerry has shed thousands of jobs since it began restructuring its operations under chief executive John Chen, who joined the company in 2013 and has focused on tightening spending and innovation.At the peak of its success, BlackBerry had about 20,000 employees across the world, but its failure to innovate against some formidable competitors, including Apple and Samsung, left the company slashing its operations in an effort to contain costs.In its most recent annual filings, BlackBerry said it had 6,225 full-time global employees as of Feb. 28.Since then, the company has made further cuts to its operations.A round of cuts happened earlier this year when BlackBerry laid off an unspecified number of employees.The changes have meant that most of BlackBerry’s staff is now centered around the company’s headquarters in Waterloo, Ottawa, and the Toronto area.Last month, Chen said he was “looking at every single function” within its operations in an effort to further reduce costs.Many of those changes have been focused on outsourcing the company’s smartphone development and manufacturing.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

Caliber Hires Managing Sales Director for Correspondent Lending

first_img Movers & Shakers 2014-04-04 Tory Barringer April 4, 2014 528 Views Caliber Hires Managing Sales Director for Correspondent Lending Caliber Home Loans, Inc., a residential mortgage origination and servicing company with headquarters in Texas, announced the hiring of Karen Bausman as managing sales director of correspondent lending for the Eastern Region.Bausman brings more than 30 years of experience in mortgages and financial services and has held numerous senior management roles throughout her career. Prior to joining Caliber, she was president at GMH Mortgage.As a director of Caliber’s correspondent sales team, Bausman will be responsible for spearheading the development of the company’s correspondent channel in the East, leading and directing divisional sales initiatives, and building production relationships.“I am thrilled to join Caliber and I am looking forward to rekindling my relationships with my former correspondent customers,” Bausman said. “We are operating in a competitive field with economic challenges and contracted volumes, and I believe lenders will recognize the stability of a non-bank investor, like Caliber Home Loans, that is committed to the correspondent space.”center_img in News, Origination, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

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