The third edition of ‘Navrasa Duende Classic Movie Festival’ is a rare and rich ensemble of films by directors from around the world. This year, the festival plans to screen classics including ‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang (Germany); ‘My Fair Lady’ by George Cukor (USA); ‘400 Blows’ by François Truffaut (France); ‘Viridiana’ by Luis Buñuel (Spain); and many more. These evergreen classics transcend all geographical, cultural and language barriers and foster a universe of their own. Hosted by Navrasa Duende Movie Club, a not to profit film society registered under Society Registration Act, 1860, the 2-day event will be held from June 29 – 30, 2019, at Sirifort Auditorium, Delhi. It is supported by Federation of Film Societies Of India, Goethe Institute, Institut Francais, Instituto Cervantes, Polish Institut, Japan Foundation, Svenska Filminstituet, Films Sans Frontieres and other institutions.
New Delhi: Four of the 10 most valued domestic companies together witnessed an erosion of Rs 84,432.8 crore in market capitalisation last week, with HDFC twins taking the biggest hit.RIL and SBI were the other frontline companies that suffered a drop in their market capitalisation (m-cap) for the week ended Friday, while Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HUL, Infosys, ITC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank finished with gains. However, the cumulative gain of these firms at Rs 22,058.3 crore was less than the total loss suffered by the four companies. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe m-cap of HDFC Bank plunged Rs 26,900.6 crore to Rs 6,22,401.90 crore, making it the top loser among the top-10 firms. It was followed by HDFC, whose valuation tumbled Rs 23,360.6 crore to Rs 3,74,131.53 crore.Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) lost Rs 22,123.4 crore in m-cap to stand at Rs 7,69,627.33 crore, while SBI’s valuation dropped Rs 12,048.2 crore to Rs 3,05,667.95 crore.In contrast, the market cap of TCS jumped Rs 11,951.35 crore to Rs 7,91,302.89 crore and that of ICICI Bank zoomed Rs 3,484.66 crore to Rs 2,68,125.39 crore. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostITC added Rs 2,487.11 crore to its valuation to reach Rs 3,31,749.04 crore and Kotak Mahindra Bank gained Rs 2,138.61 crore to Rs 2,88,522.40 crore.The valuation of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) climbed by Rs 1,266.41 crore to Rs 3,74,651.29 crore and that of Infosys rose Rs 730.16 crore to Rs 3,38,148.69 crore.In the ranking of top-10 firms, TCS closed the week with number one ranking, followed by RIL, HDFC Bank, HUL, HDFC, Infosys, ITC, SBI, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank.TCS on Thursday went past Reliance Industries Limited to become the country’s most valued firm by market valuation yet again.During the last week, the Sensex lost 454.22 points or 1.18 per cent to close at 37,882.79 on Friday.
LITTLE FORT, B.C. — The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it has seized 13 exotic cats that were found in “horrific conditions” outside of Kamloops, B.C.The SPCA says in a statement that 10 adult serval cats and three kittens were taken from a breeder in Little Fort after it received complaints of sick and injured animals being sold.It says most of the African cats were being kept in RV trailers on the property and were exposed to high levels of ammonia from urine, with litter boxes overflowing with feces.The SPCA says there was no proper ventilation or access to water despite high temperatures, and no natural light because the windows were covered.The animals were removed with the help of a conservation officer and are being cared for at an undisclosed location.Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer, says in a statement that the African cats require extensive space to run and a highly enriched environment to express natural play and hunting behaviours.“They are carnivores and require a very specialized diet to meet their physical needs, including proper bone development,” she says.“The idea of these beautiful wild animals being confined in captivity is disturbing enough, but in this case, the animals were kept indoors in substandard conditions without access to the outdoors or exercise.”Moriarty says the case fits with a trend of substandard breeders who have very attractive websites so buyers are unaware of how distressing the actual living conditions are for the animals.All interactions are online and buyers never visit the property, she says.In addition the 13 exotic cats, the SPCA also seized two dogs and one domestic cat in distress from the same property.Serval cats are not included in the provincial controlled alien species legislation, which means their breeding is not regulated.The investigation is ongoing but the SPCA says it will recommend charges of animal cruelty in the case.The Canadian Press
Rabat – The global list of state-accredited private institution majors now includes additional options. The ministry accredited the new majors and renewed established courses after their expiry.The global list now includes Business Management (SIST), Entrepreneurship and Economic Intelligence (ESTEM), Graphic and Digital Design (ESDAV), to name a few.The accreditation of the new majors, published in the Official Bulletin (page 5100) on July 18, will expire either in the 2019-2020 academic year or the 2025-2026 year (in the case of private medical schools). Major accreditation means that the related training programs become state-approved. Once all its majors are accredited, the institution can apply for state-recognition of their degree.The application for accreditation is submitted by the owner of the institution to the department in charge of higher education according to a set of specifications.The accreditation procedure is carried out according to a number of conditions. The institution must have a Scientific Council and at least 30% of its teaching staff must be permanent.For management, commerce, and communication majors, one teacher for every 40 students is required for accreditation. One teacher for each 25 students is required for the science and technology majors, while paramedical majors require one teacher for each 10 students.The institutions must also respect national pedagogical methods.Morocco has 202 private institutions for higher education. In the academic year of 2015-2016, 1231 students graduated from Moroccan private universities such as Mundiapolis or Universiapolis. The universities had 7032 students already enrolled and 2153 new students for the same year.In 2016-2017, 6093 students graduated from private schools all around Morocco, 2801 in Casablanca alone.New students enlisted in private schools to study Business and Management, Science and Technology, and Health Sciences increased from 7,912 in 2010-2011 to 10,623 in 2016-2017. 61% of new enrollments (2016-2017) in private institutions were in private schools, with 20% in private universities. 28,493 students were in training in private schools for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Speakers said the Tamil Nadu Government should also resume the fourth round of talks with the Sri Lankan Government and its fishermen and retrieve Katchativu islet, so that the Indian fishermen could fish in the traditional area also. Various associations’ functionaries, including NJ Bose, S Emiret and P Sesuraja, who participated in a meeting, claimed they had the backing of all fishermen’s associations in Tamil Nadu, the Press Trust of India reported. They warned that they would resort to an indefinite stir from December 5 and intensify it, stage a dharna in front of Parliament and boycott elections if no action was taken. Mechanised boat owners’ associations in Tamil Nadu, comprising 11 outfits, warned of launching an indefinite stir from December 5 if the Centre in India did not take steps to secure the release of the 23 fishermen and 53 boats seized so far by Sri Lankan naval personnel.They also wanted compensation for the boats that were totally damaged while anchored in the Sri Lankan coast, said Sandhya, Vercode fishermen’s association president.
by The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2017 1:01 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jury in ‘Top Chef’ case says 1 member is assuming guilt BOSTON – The jury in the trial of four Teamsters accused of threatening and harassing the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show “Top Chef” has told the judge there is one juror who is “assuming guilt over innocence.”The note came on the third day of deliberations.In his note back to the jury, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock said presumption of innocence “is a cardinal principle of our system of justice.”The Local 25 union members are accused of using strong-arm tactics in an attempt to extort jobs as drivers with union-scale wages. The show’s host, Padma Lakshmi, testified that she was “terrified” when a Teamster confronted her outside a Boston-area restaurant where the series filmed in 2014.Lawyers for the men say they were merely demonstrating against the nonunion crew.
“It’s critically important for us to put our best foot forward and we have done just that,” chief executive of the conference Falalavauu Perina Sila told UN Radio following the flag raising. With cannons firing, the UN blue and the Samoan blue, red and white were hoisted over the Tuana’imato sports complex in a symbolic handing-over of the venue to the UN for the next several days. The site’s aquatic centre is used for accreditation, with photos for identification cards being taken next to diving boards and a lap pool. The hockey stadium has been temporarily converted into office space. Hanging bananas decorate walkways where joggers once stepped, and electric carts ride up and down the complex routes. On Friday afternoon, the site had more visiting families than delegates. The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to begin on 1 September, with a series of pre-conference forums on youth, private sector and civil society, organized mostly off-site. Safuneituuga Paaga Neri, surrounded by her grandchildren, was among those visiting the complex. “I wanted them to see this. It is historic,” she said. As part of the preparations for the conference, the school year was adjusted to give students a break, and free up more volunteers for the conference.In addition, residents have been decorating the villages between the Faleolo International Airport and Apia’s centre. Visitors are welcomed with flags, painted coconuts and flowers.Asked what she hoped the conference would bring, Ms. Neri’s answer turned to climate change. She stressed that partnerships must be created that will allow people living near the shores to withstand extreme weather and rising sea levels. Samoan journalist Andrew Fassau told UN Radio that the people he has interviewed in the run-up to the event are particularly concerned about the impact of climate change. “They hope that something good will come out of this conference with regard to the small island nations like us,” he said, adding that islanders are pointing to industrialized nations for causing the climate woes.The expectations held for this conference are seen outside of the sports complex gates, where Samoan police direct traffic on streets named “SIDS,” “welcome” and “hope.” In a Guardian opinion piece today, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi urged world leaders to help, warning that the Pacific islands are sinking.“I want world leaders to see for themselves what our islands are doing to deal with climate change, natural disasters and the tough economic challenges thrust upon us,” he wrote. The conference will also kick off a drum beat to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s climate change summit which will be held in September. Mr. Ban is due to visit tomorrow with a community that has been impacted by extreme weather, and see how Samoa is coping with these challenges. The theme of this year’s conference is creating “genuine and durable partnerships,” and more than 300 partnerships are expected to be announced, according to Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo, who is the Secretary-General of the conference. In addition, more than 120 side and parallel events will be held in the city, which are likely to spur more collaborations, he told the UN News Centre last week. For the villages in Samoa, such as Fasito’o Uta, the importance of these partnerships and the conference can be summarized using the Samoan word for ‘welcome’: “Talofa to all delegates, welcome to paradise.”
Vice-chairman Pavel Nedved has hailed the “legendary” Juventus side that won their seventh consecutive Serie A title as “almost inhuman”The Bianconeri’s goalless draw against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday was enough to secure them the league crown and their fourth consecutive domestic double.Nedved, who himself played for Juventus between 2001 and 2009, believes that the only thing that was missing from an otherwise brilliant season was winning the Champions League.“Allegri and the players were the stars of this seventh Scudetto,” the former midfielder told Tutti Convocati, via Football-Italia.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“This season was very difficult because our motivations were mainly for the Champions League, in which we missed the last step for a perfect season.“Still, we’ve worked every day to get to these results. Juventus are legendary, almost inhuman, animals even. These players have done something fantastic.”Juventus will next face the relegated Verona at their Allianz Stadium in Turin for their final game of the season.
Shahalibanda: The annual 2-day Bonalu festivities in Old City took off on a colourful note and concluded peacefully in the Old city on Monday. The new elephant ‘Sudha’ has been an attraction of the annual Bonalu festivities in Old city, which led the grand Bonalu procession which was started from the Akkanna Maddanna Mahankali temple in Hari Bowli.The second and concluding day of grand festivities of the annual Bonalu started by the grand Pooja on early morning, which was attended by the hundreds of devotees in Mahankali temples in Old city. Later in morning around 11 am the Pothuraju Swagatham was organised by different Mahankali temples. Advertise With Us Pothuraju was seen touring the surrounding areas of temple while showering blessings by donning this special avatar, which is believed to safeguard devout from evil spirit. Different cultural programs were organised on roads and nearby temples by the devotees and later Rangam was organised. On evening the fully decorated Matha Ghatam has taken out in procession Shri Mahankali Jathara on the fully decorated elephant ‘Sudha’, specially brought from Karnataka. The procession started by the Pooja performed by K V Ramana Chary Retd IAS and Advisor to Government and City Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar. Advertise With Us The procession started from Akkanna Maddanna Mahankali temple in Hari Bowli passing through Maissamma Mahankali temple in Bela, Nehru Statue, Lal Darwaza x roads, Shahalibanda, passing through Charminar, Pattarghatti, Madina and culminated at the Matha temple near musi river in Nayapul peacefully, in which thousands of devotees took part. Elephant ‘Sudha’ replaced by local elephant Rajani Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India Akkanna Maddanna Temple Patron, G Niranjan lamented that, it was sad that since 2005 the elephant ‘Rajani’ was part of the annual Bonalu procession and this year due to her health issues, she was not able to take part in the grand procession and he was praying for her good health. The main attraction for the procession on Monday remained the new elephant. It may be mentioned here that due to ‘bad attitude’ of elephant ‘Gaja Lakshmi’, which took part in Ujjani Mahankali procession on last Monday in Secunderabad Bonalu, she was sent back. Following a request to Endowment and forest department to arrange another elephant for the procession, the departments arranged the new elephant ‘Sudha’ from Karnataka and the elephant has performed well in the Sabzi Mandi Bonalu procession on Sunday. The organisers and devotees felt satisfied with the good behavior and her performance in the procession. Tight security arrangements The city police made tight security arrangements for smooth conduct of the two-day grand festivities. CCTV cameras were installed at the temple and nearby areas. More number of women constables were deployed to assist the devotees arriving at the temple. Police personal were also deployed at the Masjid terrace in Pathergatti. Around 2000 police personnel were deployed like RAF (Rapid Action Force), Traffic police, Law and Order police, bomb squads etc. Additional Commissioner of Police (L&O) D S Chauhan, DCP (Traffic) K Babu Rao, DCP South zone Amber Kishore Jha and other officers were inspecting the areas.
There are only three words anyone ever wants to hear an attractive stranger say to them: “I’m the Doctor.”In lieu of that, though, try some of these Doctor Who-themed pick-up lines on that cute geek you’ve been eyeing.(Disclaimer: We take no responsibility or liability for drinks tossed in faces or punches thrown as a result of these conversation openers.)Is that a sonic screwdriver in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?BBCYou’ve stolen both my hearts.BBC AmericaYou know what they say about Time Lords with long scarves…BBCAre you a Weeping Angel? Cause I can’t take my eyes off you.BBCYou’re so Oodiful.BBCHello, Sweetie!BBCIf I were the Doctor, would you be my companion?BBCEven a Cyberman couldn’t delete you from my heart.BBCWanna come back to my place for a great wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey? This Bird Attracts His Valentine With His Heart-Shaped Red Throat SacThe 11 Best Video Games to Play With Your Significant Other Fezzes are red, the TARDIS is blue, bowties are cool, and so are you.BBC AmericaI would burn up a sun just to say hello to you.BBCIf you and I were together, there would be no Silence in the library.BBCYou’re Dalektable.BBCMy planet exploded. Wanna repopulate?BBCI’d wait centuries for you.BBCCozy up with your new companion to count down the days until April 15, when Doctor Who returns to BBC and BBC America for its 10th season. This marks the final 12-episode arc for showrunner Steven Moffat and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi; after a brief vacation, Broadchurch‘s Chris Chibnall will take over the search for the next Doctor.The April premier will be followed by the debut of spin-off Class. Penned by Patrick Ness, the drama follows four Coal Hill School students as they navigate friends, family, love, loss, and possibly the end of existence. Stay on target
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News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more June 30, 2016 — Vital Images Inc. recently launched version 7 of its Vitrea advanced visualization software. This application-based platform delivers full-powered solutions for 2-D, 3-D and 4-D medical imaging and comprehensive user workflows, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and X-ray angiography (XA) applications.Vitrea software is one of several solutions Vital featured at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting, June 23-26 in Orlando, Fla.With several new applications and unified, scalable deployment options, Vitrea software empowers chief medical informatics officers (CMIOs) and their clinicians to grow their applications based on current and future needs. The flexibility of partner applications being available on all deployments and content personalization built into Vitrea software can help CMIOs gain more rapid physician adoption.Vital also streamlined the user interface and integration of new applications to ensure consistent user experience across all modalities (CT, MR, XA, positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography). By providing advanced clinical tools within a uniform user interface, Vitrea software enables physicians to have meaningful interactions wherever they are.At SCCT, Vital showcased a Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3-D Printer, which is able to physically replicate the anatomy using data from an imaging study. Vitrea software takes patient scans and converts them into STL files for direct use with a 3-D printer. A range of anatomical models from demonstration patient studies were on display as well. Many of these models were 3-D printed using Stratasys’ Connex line of 3-D printers that enables simultaneous multi-material, multi-color 3-D prints to mimic both the appearance and texture of patient anatomy.For more information: www.vitalimages.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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This release… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Travelweek Group Domestic travel expected to increase in light of 150th birthday celebrations Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Tags: Canada, Trend Watch Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> OTTAWA — Despite a stubbornly sluggish economy, travel to and within Canada has actually grown this year, thanks in large part to low gas prices and a weak Canadian dollar.According to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Travel Markets Outlook for both national and metropolitan cities, overnight visits are on track to grow by 3% in 2016 and 2017. On top of the nearly 10% growth last year, overnight visits from the U.S. are expected to increase a further 7.8% this year, as many American travellers are choosing Canada – known as a safe travel destination – over competing destinations struggling with safety concerns.Similarly, overseas arrivals to Canada saw an increase of 8.7% this year, but are expected to cool slightly in 2017 to an estimated 6.4%.“The tourism sector is one of the handful benefiting from the low Canadian dollar. We’re seeing increased levels of both U.S. and international visitors that are nothing short of tremendous and restore much of the travel volume lost during the past decade,” said Greg Hermus, Associate Director for the Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Research Institute.Next year’s domestic tourism numbers will receive a boost from several factors, including growing consumer confidence, increases in disposable income as well as major events, like the 150th anniversary of Confederation and Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Domestic pleasure travel is estimated to increase by 3.2% in 2017.Travel prices are forecasted to continue ramping up slowly with increases ranging between 2.1 and 2.3% between 2017 and 2020. While travellers were hit with a 3.7% increase for accommodations in 2016, a more moderate annual increase at a pace between 2 and 3% is expected across the forecast horizon. Travellers can also expect to spend between 2.1 and 2.4% more for food and beverage services.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsOf the nine Canadian cities covered in the ‘Travel Markets Outlook’s Metropolitan Focus’, most can count on tourism growth between 2-5% next year.Domestic overnight visits to Halifax are projected to increase by 2.8% before the end of the year, while overall visits should grow by 3.8%.HALIFAXDomestic overnight visits to the city are projected to increase by 2.8% before the end of the year, while overall visits should grow by 3.%. The King’s Wharf waterfront project is scheduled for completion in spring 2017 and should attract both business and pleasure travel to Halifax, with overnight visits set to grow 3.1% in 2017.MONTREALThe renewal of hotel space and major sports events have contributed to a strong year for pleasure travel in Montreal. The city will experience a 4.3% increase in overnight visits in 2016. As Montréal celebrates its 375th anniversary in 2017, a further increase of 5% is projected for overnight visits.QUEBEC CITYOvernight visits to Quebec City are expected to grow by 3.7% in 2016, with pleasure travel receiving a boost from the recently completed Videotron Centre, a multi-use indoor arena. Visits from the U.S. to the city are expected to grow by 8.9% this year amidst low gas prices and a favourable exchange rate.OTTAWA-GATINEAUWith sporting events such as the Canadian men’s curling championship and strong gains from international markets, overall visits to the city are estimated to increase by 3.4% in 2016. Celebration for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 will see overnight visits to the nation’s capital grow considerably. Other major events, such as the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup and the 105th Grey Cup will also lend a hand in the projected 6.4% increase in domestic pleasure travel next year.More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthTORONTOStrong convention activity will lead to growth in business travel to Canada’s largest city this year. In 2017, pleasure travel is projected to increase by 3.%, boosted by Toronto hosting Prince Harry and his Invictus Games and the NHL Centennial Classic Game.WINNIPEGBusiness travel is set to grow 3.6% in 2016, receiving a boost from the recently completed RBC convention centre. In 2017, a 3.3% increase for overall overnight visits is expected as the city hosts the Canada Games and opens a new outlet mall.CALGARYAttendance at the Calgary Stampede was at a 22-year low in 2016. The outlook is much brighter for 2017 with pleasure travel expected to see a boost as a result of the recently opened National Music Centre and the Calgary Film Centre. Overnight visits to the city should expand by 2.5% in the new year.EDMONTONWith the continuing weakness of the energy sector, local tourism activity suffered this year. While overnight visits to the city are projected to decline 1.7% in 2016, strong growth from the U.S. and overseas markets should help contribute to an increase of 2% in overall overnight visits next year.VANCOUVERVancouver will see a 6% increase in tourism activity in 2016. Next year, the city will benefit from hosting a number of large sporting events, such as the NCAA basketball tournament and the Canada Sevens rugby tournament. Overall, overnight visits are projected to increase 4.1% in 2017.
“They shouted these things at me for an entire month,” the 20-year-old university student said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I couldn’t walk out of my house in peace.”Frustrated by something all too common in this South American country of 41 million, Rizzo in April posted a video on YouTube about her experience. She argued that verbal assaults could lead to physical abuse.The video, seen by half a million people, touched a nerve, turning Rizzo’s campaign into a cause celebre and prompting lawmakers to draft legislation that would make such street harassment a crime. A vote is expected within a few months.The moves come amid a national campaign protesting physical attacks against women. Tens of thousands of Argentines took to the streets last week in a march dubbed “ni una menos,” meaning not one more woman lost to gender violence.There are many contradictions in Argentina when it comes to gender equality. Women have equal rights under the law and there are more women than men enrolled in college. The country’s most powerful person is a woman — President Cristina Fernandez. But the macho culture of many Latin American countries is pervasive here as well. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day In this May 18, 2015 photo, Aixa Rizzo poses for a picture in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Legislators in Argentina are proposing an anti-catcalling law that could make the practice punishable with a fine. The recently proposed project was sparked by Rizzo, who posted a video online recounting her experience of verbal harassment at the hands of strangers. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Top Stories Concern has been growing about increased violence against women, including a rise in reported cases of domestic abuse.In 2010, the Supreme Court created the Office of Domestic Violence to receive and evaluate claims of abuse. The first year, the office dealt with 7,437 cases. By 2014, the number had risen to 10,573, a 42 percent increase.There has also been a growth in the number of women killed in violent acts nationwide as well, according to Meeting House, an organization that works with battered women. It says that 277 women were killed violently last year, including in cases of rape and kidnapping, up from 208 in 2008, when it began to compile statistics.Other countries in the region have considered similar bans on lewd comments.Under a law passed in Peru in March, women can report street harassment and a judge then evaluates the claim and decides on a possible jail sentence.A catalyst for that legislation was an incident last year that scandalized the country. Peruvian singer and actress Magaly Solier claimed that a man masturbated behind her on a busy bus in Lima. The man was identified and Solier filed a police report. But a judge decided against pursuing charges, saying that because there was no physical contact, the complaint didn’t belong in court. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When she left her house each day, Aixa Rizzo would brace for a barrage of sexually laden comments from male electricians working on a project in her neighborhood.It started with under-the-breath remarks, applause and whistles, but over several weeks developed into vulgarities about her body and chants about sexual fantasies. One day, three of the men followed her, prompting Rizzo to turn around and shower them with pepper spray. The men swore at her and told her she was crazy, but they ultimately walked away. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Four benefits of having a wireless security system Many men, from taxi drivers to construction workers to white collar workers, frequently whistle or say things when women walk by.“Lewd comments are just the tip of the iceberg that manifests itself in domestic violence,” said opposition congresswoman Victoria Donda, who has put forward legislation making such verbal taunts a crime.Under Donda’s bill, which includes funds to raise awareness about abuse in schools and workplaces, women could report sexual harassment in public places.A judge would then review the complaint, interview any witnesses, and decide whether a fine should be levied.The law is aimed at combatting aggressive sexual comments, not compliments about nice hair or clothes.However, Orlando Britez, a 23-year-old construction worker, worries that men could be punished if women interpret their comments as too aggressive.“It means I would have to hold it in, and not say what I really want to” when women pass by, Britez said from a Buenos Aires worksite.“If we say nice things, what’s wrong with that?” asked fellow construction worker Elio Borlio. “Things like, ‘Look at how beautiful you are.’”The bill appears to have wide support, including among ruling party lawmakers, and two similar proposals are being considered by the municipality of Buenos Aires, the country’s capital and largest city. 0 Comments Share Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories In her video, Rizzo tells a similar story. After the pepper spray incident, she tried to file a police report, but was told the men couldn’t be charged because they never touched her.In a Facebook forum called “Action/Respect,” women share stories of men jeering, hissing and calling out to them.One woman recently wrote that men would shout at her even though she was six months pregnant.Beyond the potential for harm, many women say the harassment is simply infuriating.“If they say, ‘Nice smile,’ I laugh and just continue walking,” said Susana Godoy, a 20-year-old university student in Buenos Aires. “But I hate it when they say, ‘Hey, baby,’ and other gross stuff.”___Associated Press video journalist Paul Byrne contributed to this report.___The story has been corrected to note that the rise in domestic violence complaints is 42 percent, not 18 percent.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Seven Seas Voyager entering Sydney Harbour before sunrise on the morning of 12th January 2017Sydney welcomes newly refurbished Regent Seven Seas VoyagerToday marks the return of Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) to Sydney’s harbour with the newly refurbished Seven Seas Voyager, commencing her 14-night Sydney to Auckland sailing, taking in breathtaking ports including Burnie, Rotorua and Bay of Islands along the way. She will then embark on a 25-night sailing from Auckland to Singapore.Seven Seas Voyager underwent a massive 25-day refurbishment as part of the brand’s US$125 million fleet-wide refurbishment programme in late 2016. Along with the recently refurbished Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Voyager now boasts the same elegant style and indisputable attention to detail famously featured on Seven Seas Explorer, providing all RSSC ships with a consistent look-and-feel.Deepening the brand’s commitment to the Australia and New Zealand region, the also newly refurbished Seven Seas Navigator will soon follow Seven Seas Voyager visiting local shores in February and March 2017.Celebrating a 25-year legacy of providing exquisite service on board the most luxurious fleet in the world and a first year of successful operations of its local contact centre, RSSC is set to announce exclusive offers on selected cruises as part of its 25th anniversary in 2017.For more specific itinerary details or for general information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises, email firstname.lastname@example.org , call Australia: 1300 455 200, New Zealand: 0800 625 692, or contact a professional travel agent.About Regent Seven Seas CruisesRegent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’s most inclusive luxury cruise line with a four-ship fleet that visits more than 375 destinations around the globe. The line’s newest ship, Seven Seas Explorer, entered service on 20 July, 2016 and has been recognised as The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™. A leader in the luxury cruise segment, the line’s fares include all-suite accommodation, highly personalised service, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and spirits, unlimited internet access, sightseeing excursions in every port, gratuities, a 1 night pre-cruise hotel package and transfer from hotel to ship for guests staying in concierge level suites and higher.Source = Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Comments Share — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 31, 2015A rushing touchdown from running back Marion Grice sealed up the win.Here’s Sunday night’s game, by the numbers:39A 39-yard reception from John Brown was the signature play of the game for the Cardinals offense. The ball was a bit underthrown, possibly on purpose, which allowed Brown to slow down and rise up for the catch.2.1The Cardinals running game struggled to get going. Andre Ellington had 9 rushes for 19 yards, averaging only 2.1 yards per carry.3Mack only had three tackles in the game, but he was a humongous factor. He had two sacks and put Palmer under constant pressure, whether it was Jared Veldheer on the left or Bradley Sowell on the right, nobody could contain him.11The Cardinals had 11 tackles for loss, including three from Calais Campbell.4David Johnson had four rushes and four receptions. He had far more success in the pass game, averaging 10 yards per catch as opposed to -0.5 yards per carry.61Momah had three receptions for 61 yards. – / 25 A second half comeback from the Arizona Cardinals backups, highlighted by a game-winning drive, lifted the team to a 30-23 win over the Oakland Raiders.While the first-team offense struggled mightily for the Cardinals, the defense did not. The Raiders couldn’t take advantage in the first half, scoring 15 points on five field goals.Quarterback Carson Palmer had a rough first half, with two interceptions and the Raiders tremendous pass rusher Khalil Mack dominating the Cardinals offensive line. Palmer was consistently under pressure and wasn’t able to get in rhythm with his receivers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires #AZCardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah be like, “get off me man!”#AZvsOAK | #SNF pic.twitter.com/iqiNUcxCx3— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 31, 2015 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling #AZCardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah did what?#AZvsOAK | #SNF pic.twitter.com/HDsLYcDE7P Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo His two interceptions put the Cardinals defense in bad positions, but they continued to step up and keep the game close. Great performances from the secondary, particularly a couple of big plays from safety Tyrann Mathieu repeatedly had the Raiders settle for three-and-outs and field goals.A 15-3 score at halftime could have been much worse for the Cardinals and they took advantage. An interception from rookie cornerback Cariel Brooks was returned 81 yards for a touchdown that got the Cardinals right back into the game.After that, a 12-play, 80-yard drive from backup quarterback Drew Stanton produced a touchdown and that was followed by another touchdown drive of 10 plays and 59 yards from quarterback Phillip Sims.The Raiders tied the game up at 23, but an end of the game drive from quarterback Logan Thomas was the difference. The hero of the drive was tight end Ifeanyi Momah, who had two catches where he refused to go down. Those extra yards Momah got kept the Cardinals alive and put them in field goal position. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) evades Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong (57) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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Reads of 2017 by the History Channel she saidGrann a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine and the Washington Post also wrote "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon"Marlon James who teaches at Macalester College in St Paul is the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the United Kingdom’s most prestigious award for "A Brief History of Seven Killings" she saidThe book which garnered several other awards delves into Jamaica’s underworld in the ’70s and the assassination attempt on the life of reggae musician Bob Marley Molly McCully Brown author of "The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded" which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize explores the fact that had she been born 50 years earlier Brown could have been placed in the institution that figures in her bookEducators may relate well to journalist and teacher Lauren Markham community school program manager at Oakland (Calif) International School which focuses on 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saidCommunity workshops provide aspiring and published authors the opportunity to work with and receive advice on their work from visiting authors and UND graduate students in creative writingAt public readings writers in the area are invited to read from their worksThe conference which faced financial pressures a few years ago is on stronger footing now thanks in part to income from a private endowment Alberts said"We are in a much better position now than we have been in the past" she said noting that half of the operating budget comes from the endowment"The rest comes from annual donations and grant writing"The conference is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the ArtsFor a complete schedule go to wwwundedu/orgs/writers-conferencecomWednesday March 21:All events held in the UND Memorial Union Second Floor Lecture Bowl unless otherwise noted9 am—Panel: "Information Gathering Using Drones Social Media and Artificial Intelligence"10 am—Panel: "Making Sense of Climate Change at a Local Level"11 am—Panel: "What’s News The State of Journalism in North Dakota and Beyond"Noon—Panel: "Art and Justice" UND Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom2 pm—Panel: "Remodeling Academic Publishing: New Tools New Challenges and a New Culture"3 pm—Panel: "Information Overload Cognitive and Cultural Consequences"4 pm—The Kemen/Randall Family Writers Conference Endowment Reading: Molly McCully Brown5:30 pm—Film: "Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story"8 pm—Reading: David Grann Greater Grand Forks Reads Featured AuthorThursday March 2210 am—Public readings UND Memorial Union Second Floor River Valley RoomNoon—Panel: "Art and Politics" UND Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom2 pm—Film: "McCabe and Mrs Miller"4 pm—Myers Foundation Presentation: Nicholas Galanin6 pm—Reading: "Voices of the Valley"8 pm—Reading: Marlon JamesFriday March 2310 am—Public readings UND Memorial Union Second Floor River Valley RoomNoon—Panel: "Art and History" UND Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom2 pm—Film: 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