first_imgMore details of the upcoming 14th annual Sioux City International Film Festival have been released.Spokesman Rick Mullin says the five-day event will be jam packed with movies, and special events:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………going to be talking. ;24Directors Ron Clements and John Behring both got their start at KCAU-TV in Sioux City.Mullin is a former classmate of Clements, and he will show the short film he made here that eventually became the feature animated film “The Great Mouse Detective”.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..Shades of Sherlock. :22There will also be a local world premiere of “The Truman Decision,” a feature film written and directed by Sioux City’s Adam Gonshorowski:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….great venue. ;09Silent Film Sunday will feature “Wings”, the first movie to receive the Oscar for Best Picture in 1927.The festival runs September 12th through the 16th at the Stoney Creek Hotel Conference Center and the Orpheum Theatre.last_img read more

Nainggolan reveals reasons for Chelsea snub

first_imgTransfers Nainggolan reveals why he turned down the chance to join Chelsea Chris Burton 15:47 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Radja Nainggolan Roma Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Roma Premier League Serie A The Roma midfielder has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge on a regular basis, but has shunned interest from afar as he feels settled in Italy Radja Nainogglan has revealed his motives for having snubbed regular rounds of interest from Chelsea in favour of staying at Roma.Having established a reputation as one of the most destructive midfielders in Europe during his time in Italy, the Belgium international has attracted plenty of interest from afar.Premier League sides have often led the chase for his signature, with Stamford Bridge mooted as one possible destination. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Nainggolan has, however, continued to ignore the speculation surrounding his future as he has no desire to take on a new challenge outside of Serie A.He told Sport Voetbal Magazine: “I could have gone to Chelsea and many other clubs, but starting something new when you are 28 or 29 years old, in a new culture, another lifestyle… that’s not for me.”I prefer to stay where I feel good. If money were my only motivation, I would have changed clubs many times and my salary would have grown, but my first priority is to live well.”You need to live well and be happy playing where you are and I have both of those things here. Everything is perfect; my family is happy in Rome.”There are lots of good restaurants and it’s a good place to go shopping. When friends or family come to visit, you can send them almost anywhere.Radja Nainggolan Chelsea snub“I’m liked at the club and the supporters are behind me. I’ve given a lot on the field and I get a lot of respect for that. As a footballer, that’s one of the best things you can get. I grew up in Antwerp, but I became a man in Italy.”As things stand, I can see myself living in Rome in later life.”Nainggolan first linked up with Roma on an initial loan deal in January 2014.That switch from Cagliari was eventually made permanent and he has gone on to make close to 200 appearances for the Giallorossi.He has also committed to two new contracts during his time in the Italian capital, with the latest of those – penned in the summer of 2017 – set to take him through to 2021.last_img read more

Friends is hitting theatres for its 25th anniversary

first_imgLos Angeles: ‘Friends’ is coming back. There’s no reunion or a movie but the six fan favourites – Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross – are coming together for a re-run of the beloved sitcom on account of its 25th anniversary. According to Entertainment Weekly, 12 iconic episodes of the popular NBC series will be specially screened over three nights of September 23, September 28 and October 2. Over 1,000 theatres across the US will feature four episodes per night that have been newly re-mastered in 4K format from the original 35mm camera negative. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaEach screening will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content. The night of September 23 will showcase the pilot ‘ReDo’, followed by ‘The One With The Black Out’, ‘The One With The Birth’ and ‘The One Where Ross Finds Out’. Next night will see ‘The One With The Prom Video’, ‘The One Where No One’s Ready’, ‘The One With The Morning After’ and ‘The One With The Embryos’. On October 2, episodes ‘The One With Chandler In A Box’, ‘The One With Ross’ Wedding – Part 2′, ‘The One Where Everyone Finds Out’ and ‘The One Where Ross Got High’ will be screened. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaLisa Gregorian, Warner Bros Television Group President & Chief Marketing Officer, said the team wanted people across ages, along with the loyal fans, to enjoy the show in a new way. “The cultural impact that ‘Friends’ continues to have, 25 years after its premiere, is astounding, a true testament to the genius of Marta Kauffman, David Crane, Kevin Bright, and the incredibly talented cast,” Gregorian added. The series starred Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and others.last_img read more

Alan Thicke 1947 – 2016

first_img Twitter There were no airs about Thicke, who was always approachable and friendly, especially when you made the Canadian connection. Login/Register With: You never want to hear about anyone dying at 69, and I can’t imagine the heartache his 19-year-old son Carter experienced watching his dad being stricken right before his eyes. There is something so Canadian, however, about Alan Thicke meeting his end on a Burbank, Ca., hockey rink.Thirty years ago, Alan Thicke was one of the biggest stars on network television. The Cosby Show had single-handedly resurrected the sitcom, and since imitation is the sincerest form of television, ABC was anxious to match the success of NBC with a similar, family-oriented comedy. Thicke was cast as family patriarch Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, a series that ran for seven seasons, from 1985 through 1992. The series wasn’t especially memorable or significant but it sure was popular, thanks mainly to Kirk Cameron who played the Seaver’s oldest son. He quickly became a teen sensation. (Future heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio stole some of the glory in the series’ final season.)Thicke was never the Cosby of his own show, but it still made him rich and famous. He even cashed in on a couple of highly-rated follow-up TV-movies. I was working in LA for TV Guide Canada in the mid-’80s and as a young photo editor remember meeting him on the set of Growing Pains. Photographer Gene Trindl was posing Thicke and co-star Joanna Kerns. He was shooting them through a large round wreath Gene had made out of branches cut in his own back yard. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Hina calls Priyanka a walking inspiration

first_imgCannes: Popular television actor Hina Khan, who made her debut at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival here last week, calls actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas the “best version of her dream self in the future”. The TV actor made the admission in an Instagram post she wrote, while sharing a string of photographs with Isn’t It Romantic star and her pop-singer husband Nick Jonas on Sunday. The pictures were clicked at an exclusive after-party the Chopra Jonas couple hosted recently on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerKhan partied with the star couple and a slew of supermodels, singers and actors at the gathering put together by luxury Swiss jewellery and watchmaker Chopard. In her long post, Khan praised Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her encouragement to an upcoming artiste like her. “An unexpected invitation by a world star.. personally. After I gained consciousness and prepared myself to finally make it, I was still an outsider, but only until you arrived. You didn’t need to, but still never left my hand for a second, introduced me to the people I probably wouldn’t have met and I felt as if all the achievements of my little career happening in fast forward as you present me as a star to each one of them,” she wrote.last_img read more

Smugglers use Sri Lanka as transit point to pump in gold

“We believe the smugglers are also using a few other lesser known routes to bring in gold illegally into our country. We have stepped up security arrangements at Trichy, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore airports apart from Chennai airport. A special circular has been sent to staff at these airports to check carefully the baggage of passengers arriving from Sri Lanka,” an immigration officer said. Inquiries with the carriers caught so far have revealed that they get a mere 5,000-10,000 for a trip to India. “Of the 13 arrested in the past one month, at least 10 are Sri Lankan Tamils,” an official said. Sri Lanka seems to have become a transit point for smugglers bringing gold to Chennai from places like Dubai and Singapore. In the past month, bureau of immigration officials at Chennai airport arrested 13 people, including several Sri Lankan Tamils, and seized 3.5kg of gold. At least 30kg of gold has been recovered at Chennai airport from smugglers so far this year, sources said.A senior immigration officer confirmed the new route. “As officials double-check baggage of air passengers from Dubai and Singapore, smugglers are taking a lengthy route via Sri Lanka to avoid being scanned with extra care,” a police officer said. The increase in the gold prices in India has led to smugglers trying to bring in gold from abroad, officials said. Several attempts to smuggle in the yellow metal had been successful, but a number of attempts had been thwarted with the help of informers, they added. “We are getting information about smuggling of valuables from abroad through sources. Though most of the carriers arrested don’t know much about the bigger network, special teams are on the trail of the big fish,” the immigration officer said. (TOI) read more

People are not junk

Christopher Smorenburg of Oakville plays an instrumental piece during the International Overdose Awareness Day gathering on Saturday August 31, 2019 in Delhi. Brian Thompson / Brian Thompson/The Expositor Ashley McCluskey shared her story of recovery in front of about 40 people who gathered Saturday afternoon in Delhi for International Overdose Awareness Day – Haldimand-Norfolk.McCluskey said she wanted to lend her voice in the hopes that people “would see the opioid crisis as a health issue as opposed to a moral deficiency.”The 29-year-old mother of three from Walsingham is a member of Resilient Women’s Recovery, a grassroots group whose aim is to support long-term recovery and prevent overdose. RWR helped organize the event in Quance Park adjacent to the Delhi museum.McCluskey described herself as a mother, partner, daughter, friend and community member.“These are labels that define me. Addict is not,” she said. “It sickens me when I hear people use terms like crack head, drunk and junkie. People are not junk.”McCluskey said that kind of language drives the stigma that prevents people with mental health and substance use disorders from having the courage to reach out for the life-saving help they need.Complications following the birth of her first child resulted in a prescription for painkillers that became a dependency. McCluskey’s desire to stop taking opiates originated when she became pregnant again, and feared her unborn child would be harmed.Methadone maintenance therapy was begun at a clinic in Guelph where she lived before moving to Norfolk. Treatment continued locally, where a clinic counsellor suggested she join a few other women to start a recovery group for women.“I’m lucky to have the Resilient Women’s Recovery group to support my long-term recovery,” McCluskey said. “I am lucky to be alive and clean.”Tamara Robb, a public health nurse with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, told the crowd that 13 people from the community died in an 18-month period from April 2017 to December 2018. Robb said they were all accidental overdoses in private homes, adding that Naloxone kits were given in only 25 per cent of those incidents. “Our goal is to reduce overdoses in our community and provide education on how to reduce overdose risks,” Robb said, adding that providing Naloxone kits, safer injection equipment and encouraging single-use of needles helps to reduce the risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis-C.“Don’t use alone,” Robb told those in attendance, encouraging people to know the signs of overdose and call 9-1-1. Robb reminded people of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act that provides some protection against certain charges when people call 9-1-1 regarding an overdose.Michelle Demelo made the drive from Oakville to attend Saturday’s event in Delhi.“It’s a super important event to me to come to these events,” Demelo said, citing the loss of her sister to a suicide overdose.As she walked through an art installation of purple and white balloons attached to pairs of shoes, representing the number of overdose deaths in Ontario over a four-month period in 2018, Demelo said people incorrectly think of overdose as a moral thing.“It’s a true health concern, not a choice necessarily,” she said. “I’ve been to more funerals than weddings, and I’m only read more

Former sweetener company CEO pleads guilty to theft fraud charges over failed

by Jim Salter, The Associated Press Posted Sep 2, 2014 1:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges.Bruce Cole pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and one count of theft in state court. Sentencing is set for Nov. 3. Under the plea agreement, he faces 5 to7 years in prison.Cole was CEO of Mamtek U.S. He convinced Moberly, Missouri, to issue $39 million in bonds for a plant Cole said would employ 600. The state authorized up to $17 million in incentives. The plan collapsed financially before construction finished.Attorney General Chris Koster filed charges in 2012, accusing Cole of diverting at least $700,000 to forestall foreclosure of his California home. Former sweetener company CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud charges over failed Missouri plant read more

Freshman Johnnie Dixon to have knee surgery out for season

Before ever catching a pass as a Buckeye, Ohio State freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon will have to wait until next season to step back on the field.OSU coach Urban Meyer said on 97.1 The Fan that Dixon is set to have knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Meyer said Dixon’s healthy issues stem from tendinitis in both of his knees.Dixon was praised by the coaching staff during fall camp and expected to contribute early in his career, but didn’t play in OSU’s first two games of the season. He made his Buckeye debut against Kent State on Sept. 13 and carried the ball four times for 20 yards in the 66-0 victory.Per NCAA rules, Dixon will be eligible for a medical redshirt. In order to be eligible for a medical hardship waiver, the injury has to be season-ending and the player has to have taken part in less than 30 percent of the team’s entire season.OSU’s next game is scheduled for Saturday against Cincinnati at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more

WORLD FEMALE YOUNG right back 20172018

 Loading …VOTE ALSO FOR…WORLD YOUTH FEMALE LEFT WING 2017/2018WORLD YOUTH FEMALE LEFT BACK 2017/2018WORLD YOUTH FEMALE PLAYMAKER 2017/2018WORLD YOUTH FEMALE RIGHT BACK 2017/2018WORLD YOUTH FEMALE RIGHT WING 2017/2018WORLD YOUTH FEMALE LINE-PLAYER 2017/2018WORLD YOUTH FEMALE GOALKEEPER  2017/2018 Female Youth World Handball right back 2017/2018? Hanna Blomstrand (Kobenhavn Handbold – Sweden) Mette Tranborg (Odense Handbold – Denmark) Djurdjina Malovic (ZRK Buducnost Podgorica – Montenegro) Moa Hogdahl (Byasen Handball Elite – Norway)View Results WORLD FEMALE YOUNG right back 2017/2018? organizes the voting Contest for the WORLD FEMALE YOUNG HANDBALL PLAYER of the season (2017/2018) for the fifth year in a row.Vote for World Female Youth right back 2017/2018 until May 21. ← Previous Story WORLD FEMALE YOUNG left back 2017/2018? Next Story → WORLD FEMALE YOUNG right wing 2017/2018? read more

Whatever happened to A mega shopping centre in Dublins Point Village

first_img Jan 22nd 2017, 8:00 AM By Fora Staff Take me to Fora Whatever happened to… A mega shopping centre in Dublin’s Point Village? The centre was built by developer Harry Crosbie years ago but is still deserted. Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 8:00 AM Share Tweet Email3 22 Comments 36,847 Views Get the top business news from Fora delivered to your inbox: OVER THE PAST few weeks, Fora has taken a look at some of the more notable big-ticket projects that were floated during the Celtic Tiger period – or in the aftermath of its demise.Most recently, we detailed the story behind what could have been Ireland’s tallest building, the U2 tower. In this installment, we’ve decided to take a look at a project that was built but was never fully realised.While the Point Village shopping centre, located just across the Liffey from where the U2 tower would have been built, did get off the ground, today it remains a ghost town. This is why.What is it?The Point Village shopping centre was part of a larger development spearheaded by builder Harry Crosbie, who was determined to revitalise Dublin’s docks.In 1988 there was little development in the area, most of which was in a fairly sorry state of affairs. Crosbie, a relative unknown at the time, bought an old warehouse for £1 million and promised to make it into a world-class music venue.Crosbie followed through on his promise and over the years the newly dubbed Point Depot would host some of the music world’s biggest acts. The developer would go on to spearhead some of the city’s best-known projects, such as the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Vicar Street. Harry Crosbie Source: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ieBuoyed by his success, Crosbie became ever-more ambitious and looked to get a major project close to his heart, the Point Village, off the ground.The development at the mouth of the Liffey was intended to be a ‘city within a city’ that would feature a huge shopping centre with dozens of shops. It was also planned to include the tallest building in Dublin, the Watchtower.It was intended that work at the Point Village, and other nearby developments such as the U2 tower, would help to “shift the centre of gravity” for Dublin further down the river.When was it first suggested?Crosbie was trying to get the project moving for years, but it only really started to gain traction in the early 2000s.Work on the scheme, which was estimated to cost €850 million, officially started in 2006.What happened?The government was eager to progress work in the docklands, creating the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in 1997 and giving favourable zoning to many areas near the river.Dunnes Stores was said to have signed on as an anchor tenant for the new shopping centre, the foundations were laid for the Watchtower and work started on building a new, four-star hotel.Building was well under way when the economic crash came. While some of the projects, such as the Gibson Hotel, were finished, others, like the Watchtower, were swiftly abandoned when the money dried up. Harry Crosbie outside the Gibson Hotel Source: RollingNews.ieThis meant that much of the Point Village was left half-finished, and there was no sign of Dunnes Stores. Crosbie took the supermarket to court, alleging that the firm had backed out of an agreement to pay millions of euro and become the anchor tenant in the new shopping centre.The retailer said that it was entitled to back out of the agreement after the Watchtower was left unfinished and lawyers for Dunnes said that the project was not a ”commercially realistic venture”.The case rumbled along in the courts for years. But with no signs of Dunnes, no other stores were interested in the Point Village shopping centre either. The Irish Independent reported in 2013 that Dunnes’ withdrawal may have affected 20 other prospective tenancies.There were a few projects aimed at attracting people into the area, such as the establishment of the Point Village market and the erection of a ‘Dublin’s Eye’ Ferris wheel, but both were short-lived and closed within a year or so of opening. The short-lived ‘Wheel of Dublin’ Source: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ieCrosbie’s loans were later transferred into Nama and the state bad bank started looking for money back from the indebted property developer, who had spent big during the boom.Properties connected to Crosbie, such as the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, were put up for sale, and in 2013 Nama appointed receivers to the Point Village complex. Work on the shopping centre ground to a halt and it has remained virtually deserted since.What’s the latest?Today, Crosbie is mostly out of the picture as far as the Point Village is concerned. Nama has pursued him in an effort to recover €77 million in debts, and the businessman is said to have agreed to have no further engagement in the legal battle with Dunnes.However, just because Crosbie is no longer involved doesn’t mean the case is done. Last April, Dunnes was back before the commercial court with receivers for the Point Village picking up the litigation torch. The Point Village on a Monday morningThey claim that Dunnes Stores is holding up work at the Point Village shopping centre by refusing to release €15 million it owes for development works.The receivers said that they signed leases with nine other tenants since August 2015, fulfilling an agreement with Dunnes that seven units had to be leased before the supermarket handed over the cash for development.However, the Sunday Times reported in April that Dunnes had criticised the other tenants and was disputing that the terms of the funding agreement had been met.Fora contacted both Dunnes Stores and Grant Thornton, the receivers to the Point Village, however neither had responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. Outside shot of the Point Village shopping centreMeanwhile, development near the Point Village is picking up after the barren years of the recession. While not much has happened since the Odeon cinema was set up in 2012, a Starbucks recently opened its doors in the shopping centre.Planning permission for what will be Dublin’s tallest office building was recently granted nearby, although the structure will be just over half as tall as the proposed Watchtower, the foundations of which it will fill.Cork developer Michael O’Flynn also recently got planning permission to build a student accommodation complex that will house 7,000 beds right next to the Point Village, while a host of nearby office blocks have either recently been built or are in construction.Although it’s still largely a ghost town at the moment, in the coming years perhaps the Point Village will finally fulfill some of its potential.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


first_imgBy Mustapha JallowFamily members have told Foroyaa that they have been told by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) that their loved one, Sheikh Omar Colley is not with them. According to them, in the early days of his detention they were told by personnel at the reception at NIA headquarters that they cannot have access to him but when they went there last week they were told that he was not in their custody.They say that their visit last week was prompted by information they received that he was transferred to Janjangbureh Prison in the Central River Region from the NIA headquarters in Banjul.However, the brother said they are still concerned and worried as to why their brother is still held without any information given for his arrest and detention. “Since his arrest, we have been running up and down to security centres in order to secure his release, because he is sole breadwinner of his family and he has got wives with children,’’ the distraught brother said.The Imam has now been in detention for 48 days now without trial.His detention is in contravention of section 19 of the Constitution, that a person should not be detained for more than 72 hours without being released or taken before a court of law,His detention started when he received a phone call from someone who claimed to be calling from Bansang Police station who asked him to report to the nearest Police station on Thursday, 15 October, 2015.According to family sources, the caller asked Imam Colley to tell him which police station is nearest to him (Colley) and he mentioned Old Yundum Police Station. Subsequently, he was asked by the caller to report at the Old Yundum Police Station immediately.It was disclosed that the caller told the imam to call him when he gets to the police station and hand over the phone to the Station Officer (SO) that he (the caller) wants to talk to him. Without hesitation, Colley informed his family members who accompanied him to the police station.Upon their arrival at the station, Imam Colley called the said caller from Bansang to talk to the police they met there, who later directed him to hand over all his personal belongings such as mobile phone. He was detained overnight before being picked up by unnamed security agents who headed towards Banjul, on Friday 16 October, where he was detained.Omar Colley is the imam at a mosque in Jabang-Borehole and also a resident ofJabang Village in the Kombo South District. He is also the head of the Brikama-Basse car park in Banjul.last_img read more

Expert tries to educate young drivers about importance of attention to road

first_imgRelated Coverage2014 in Clark County saw dramatic jump in fatal crashesWhile young drivers represent only about 13 percent of all licensed drivers on the road, according to the Federal Highway Administration, they are involved in a disproportionate number of vehicle crashes. That trend was reflected last year in Clark County’s 36 fatal crashes, which killed 39 people. One-quarter of the drivers in those cases were under 25 years old. Young drivers also accounted for nearly half of all the collisions in Clark County that resulted in serious injuries, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. “Driving is the most dangerous thing they’re going to do their whole life,” said Nikki Bisconer, owner of Driving 101 in Vancouver.As an instructor, she wants students to pass the driving test, but more importantly she wants to shape safe, knowledgable young drivers. She has students purposely drive in the grass and navigate safely back to the roadway without swerving. They learn what to do if the hood of the car flies up while they’re driving, or if the brakes go to the floor. It’s about giving her students real-life perspective on what it means to drive. That entails learning more than a checklist of things that will appear on the test. Driving requires 100 percent of a driver’s effort and attention, she said. Life is fragile, she said, particularly in the hands of two tons of metal barreling down the highway at 60 mph.last_img read more

Watch Virender Sehwag croons Kishore Kumar song while Harbhajan Singh sings Gurdas

first_imgViru and Bhajji are both music enthusiastsTwitter/ICCThe love Virender Sehwag has for music has become well known. The former India opener has revealed how he used to hum Bollywood songs while facing bowlers in international cricket. Furthermore, during the Cricket All-Stars event in the United States which featured an array of retired cricket legends playing T-20 cricket as part of one of two teams – one captained by Shane Warne and the other by Sachin Tendulkar – the former India captain was heard singing some famous Bollywood numbers to himself while the bowler was running in to bowl.Now, Sehwag’s love for music, especially Kishore Kumar’s songs has come to light again with him crooning a few lines of the legendary singer’s famous number ‘Chala jata hoon kisi ki dhun mein, dhadakte dil ke tarane liye.’You’ve seen Harbhajan Singh!Now it’s time to see @virendersehwag on the ?— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2019Twitter/ICCThis was during one of the interactions that the official social media team of the World Cup had with the stars on the sidelines of the India vs Sri Lanka game. But Viru wasn’t the only Indian star who showed his singing skills. His former teammate and now, co-commentator Harbhajan Singh also performed for the official Twitter handle of ICC.Not surprisingly, Harbhajan, a Punjabi, decided to perform one of Punjabi music legend Gurdas Mann’s most famous numbers ‘Mamla gadbad hain.’ Harbhajan too, has been a music lover and has even featured as a singer in some music videos.?HARBHAJAN SINGHS ? Watch @harbhajan_singh below ?— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2019Twitter/ICCBoth cricketers are covering the World Cup for Star Sports and are commentating in Hindi. These two were part of the great period of Indian cricket in the early 2000s when, under Sourav Ganguly’s captainship, the team broke many barriers and became a formidable side. They were also key members of the Indian 2003 World Cup team which reached the finals where they lost to Ricky Ponting’s Australia. It must be remembered that in that tournament, the Indian team lost just two matches out of 11, both to the Australians.last_img read more

Which big star advised Cheran to enter Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house

first_imgCheran is the ninth contestant to enter Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house.PR HandoutCheran’s decision to enter Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house has met with mixed response. While a section of people are happy with his presence as it helps them to know more about his real-life character, a large section of his fans are unhappy to see him struggle and face humiliation in the house.He is a four-time National Award winning filmmaker, but his achievements have no value inside the show as he is just another contestant in Bigg Boss Tamil. But what the fans are not able tolerate is the insults that he is facing from other inmates, who are yet to prove themselves in film and television industry.Last week, Meera Mitun made a strange allegation on Cheran of “manhandling” her in a task and try to project him in a negative light. Following this incident, there was an outrage online over her behaviour and the question of why the filmmaker entered the show started haunting the fans as there is a history of big names damaging reputation after taking part in the show.Now, Cheran has revealed why he entered and who advised him to be part of Bigg Boss Tamil 3. When a contestant raised the questions during a task, the 48-year old said, “I tasted my last success in My Autograph after which I have seen a lot of struggles over making films. Money is the one of the reasons why I am here, but I decided to enter the house based on the advice given by Vijay Sethupathi,””He convinced me that Bigg Boss will be a good platform to share my life experience, especially with the rural audience which might get to see them positive things from my journey,” he added.last_img read more

It is high time for Bollywood New Producers like Ayush Sabat are

first_imgProducing something doesn’t mean you are just investing money, Producer covers every part of the movie. He should be creative than his team. He is the person who should have more vision than others in his project.When a project comes it comes to Producer-only, he/she think beyond others, whether song or movie will work or not if he is not that much capable than he might be losing some significant amount in a single project.Ayush Sabat, a renowned name which has produced many events and concerts in recent times and he has been part of many events recently in various part of India. He is very much popular in the B-town. Ayush Sabat is a well-known person who is involved in many businesses also if he joins B-town and makes his production house then it will benefit B-town for sure.Ayush Sabat is an incredible guy very down to earth easy-going personality. Once he likes anything, he never things twice in investing in it. Whether it works or not, he feels if you are not taking the risk for your dreams than you can never achieve anything in life and Music and Movies are dream projects you have to take a chance, and for that, you need belief to go forward.Ayush’s understanding has helped him get this much success till now in his life, and we can expect the same if he joins B-town as a Producer. He might be the top Producer for sure as he has that extra factor in him, and his risk-taking capability will take him long.Ayush is very close to many superstars of Bollywood; he is always busy with managing events and concerts for B-town celebs. What is good about Ayush is that he does everything with ease, and he knows how to work under pressure. Trying new things in work is his nature.Well, if things go to his plan, he is definitely ready to start his new inning in B-town as a Producer. He becomes a producer or not he will be close to all the top stars as he is a remaining part of Bollywood with his events and concert.Here’s wishing Ayush Sabat all the best for his future projects and we hope that he motivates more young talents to become like him in life.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Anil Agarwals Volcan Investments shows interest in Jet Airways

first_imgVedanta group Chairman Anil Agarwal during a press conference in Kolkata on Dec 25, 2018.IANSVolcan Investments, the family trust of Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal, has shown interest to invest in the now grounded Jet Airways and has submitted an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the debt-ridden airline.”Volcan Investments, an investment company for Anil Agarwal, in an exploratory move, has sought an EoI for Jet Airways, to understand the business scenario for the company and the industry,” the trust said in a statement on Sunday.It, however, added that the EoI is in “no way linked to Vedanta”.The EoIs will be examined by resolution professional Ashish Chhawchharia to verify their eligibility. The final bids are to be submitted by September 12.last_img

Commuters suffer in raindrenched Dhaka

first_imgCommuters suffer in rain-drenched Dhaka. Photo: Abdus SalamHeavy rains on Monday morning crippled life in Dhaka city as most of the roads went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing sufferings to commuters, report news agency UNB.The torrential rains lashed Dhaka leading to waterlogging in many parts of the busy mega-city.The Met office recorded 66 millimeter rainfall in three hours between 6:00am and 9:00am, said Muhammad Arif Hossain, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.During the time, it also recorded 37mm rainfall in Comilla while 9mm in Khunla, 5mm in Tarash of Sirajganj, 2mm in Chandpur.The worst affected areas in Dhaka include Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi 27, Karwan Bazar, Sobhanbagh, Panthapath, Greenroad, Fakirapool, Khilgaon, Mauchak, Malibagh, Moghbazar, Motijheel, Paltan, Kazipara, Sukrabad, Shantinagar.Vehicles remained stranded for hours in traffic jams.Hundred of commuters especially office and school goers faced huge troubles in reaching their destinations due to water-logging and lack of transports caused by the incessant rains.Many of them were seen wading through ankle to knee-deep water on the roads and bilanes.The rain may continue till Wednesday and even Thursday, meteorologist Arif added.Commuters faced difficulties due to water-logg8ing in Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar and some other areas, said victims.The situation turned worse in areas like Malibagh Chowdhurypara, Mauchak for pothole-riddled road, said Ferdous Koni, a commuter from Malibagh.According to heavy rainfall warning of the Met office, under the influence of active monsoon over Bangladesh heavy (44mm – 88mm) to very heavy (>=89mm) rainfall is likely to occur at places over Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions during next 24 hours commencing 9:00 am Monday.Due to very heavy rainfall landslide may occur at places over the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions.last_img read more

Were Reviewing Red Dead Redemption 2 Just Like You

first_img ‘Red Dead Online’ Finally Fully LaunchesThe Actual Pinkertons Are Suing the Makers of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Stay on target If you’re looking for deeper thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2 here’s our full review and our opinion of the opening hours. Or keep reading for a fun look behind the scenes of writing about games for a living.Here’s a little bit of video game journalism inside baseball you may or may not find interesting. If you look on the internet starting around now you’ll probably see some sites posting their reviews of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar’s hotly anticipated open-world cowboy epic that finally launches this Friday. It’s arguably the most significant game of the year, Rockstar’s first new game since GTA V and their first game period made for this generation of consoles specifically.We here at also have a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 and are feverishly playing through it, getting our horses nice and shiny for the 100-hour journey ahead, all possible due to the labor of hardworking developers.However, as we’re still deep in the Old West rolling along with Arthur Morgan, we didn’t feel comfortable publishing a full review or even a lengthy piece of criticism just yet. Frankly, we haven’t had enough time. And it’s not like the version of Red Dead Redemption 2 players will get their hands on this Friday represents the final experience. The online multiplayer beta won’t launch until November. People will be playing and talking about this one for a while.So while we definitely plan on writing much more about Red Dead Redemption 2, for now we’re just stoked to play a bunch of more of it alongside all of you. And once we do publish more final thoughts we hope you’ll check back in next week to read them. But we’ve already wasted enough time just writing this explanation. We’ve got more cowboy business to get up into.For more on Red Dead Redemption 2, to tide you over until you can play for yourself, check out the latest gameplay trailer and character portraits and fancy special edition.last_img read more

Soon 3 hardware parks 4 IT parks to come up in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has envisaged a vision to place Bengal among the three leading states in the country in the field of information technology by 2020, state Information Technology minister Bratya Basu said on Thursday.”We are coming up with three hardware parks at Sonarpur, Naihati and Falta and four IT parks in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Salt Lake Sector V and Rajarhat,” Basu said on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying event of Genpact, which will co-develop a technology park at Salt Lake Sector V with Simplex Infra Group. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsState Additional Chief Secetary, IT, Debashis Sen, who was also present in the event, said that the latest Genpact initiative signifies that Sector V is on the path of revival again. He stressed on the need for industries in the state to embrace the new technological advancements, which are taking place at a very fast pace, to ensure a smooth future ahead.According to Basu, the two hardware parks at Falta and Naihati will come up on 60 acres of land each and entail an investment of Rs 60 crore each. “The work for the park at Falta is in its final stages, while the one at Naihati is expected to be functional by the beginning of 2019,” the minister said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned that Genpact has 1.5 acre leased land in the IT hub of Salt Lake Sector V, where Simplex Infra will develop the ‘Imagine’ Tech Park. “This will enable us to get a portion of the developed property without any investment in construction. We mostly follow an asset-light model globally,” Genpact HR head Piyush Mehta said. However, he did not divulge the number of people it will recruit after the new facility comes up by around 2021. Genpact, which had begun its journey in the city in 2004 with 300 people, now employs 3,000 people.Simplex Infra Techno Park managing director Rajiv Mundhra said the G+25 building will have a built-up space of 6,00,000 square feet and will cost about Rs 150 crore. Out of this, some 1.10-1.20 lakh sq feet will be given to Genpact, as part of the co-development terms.last_img read more