About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum reveals Euro16 heartbreakby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken about the pain of missing Euro 2016 with his country.The Dutch midfielder was not able to play at that tournament, or the 2018 World Cup, as his nation did not qualify.But it appears the Netherlands are ready to end their exile from the major international tournaments with Euro 2020.And Wijnaldum cannot wait to put that old pain to the side and compete on the biggest stage.”It was very painful to miss the last World Cup and European Championship before that,” said Wijnaldum to reporters. “When we were off on holiday in the past summers, it was going through my head the whole time that we should have been there.”That’s why this win is so nice [over Belarus in a Euro 2020 qualifer]. Of course, we are not completely sure of a place in the tournament but we have certainly taken a giant step.”
OTTAWA – Tax experts say Finance Bill Morneau’s plan to adjust his controversial tax proposals is easier said than done.Morneau has tried to calm the anger surrounding the federal government’s small business tax package with some hints on how he might address some of the concerns.But tax experts who have studied the government’s tax proposals warn that while there are some options, delivering on many of Morneau’s tweaks will be challenging.Even Finance Department officials have acknowledged at least one expected change is posing a major problem.Earlier this week, as a 75-day consultation period on the three-part plan came to a close, Morneau conceded that “changes are going to be required” to the proposals he announced in mid-July.Morneau said the government’s next steps will guided by the several “key principles” based on the concerns it received during the consultation.He has offered a few clues on where some adjustments to the proposals might be made.The highlighted concerns that Morneau has signalled he will seek to fix include: avoiding any change that would complicate the intergenerational transfer of family farms; ensuring women entrepreneurs will be able to put away money within their firms for maternity leaves; and making sure businesses won’t be subjected to additional, onerous administrative work.Morneau also said this week that he would make sure angel investors and venture capitalists — whose financing so often helps start-up firms grow — won’t face “unintended consequences” from the tax changes.The finance minister has tried to reassure owners of farming and fishing businesses on the family succession issue by saying “technical fixes” may be on the way. There are concerns the reforms could add significant costs for those who seek to keep these businesses in the family.“Is the challenge that they’re dealing with difficult? No question,” said Kim Moody, a director at Moodys Gartner Tax Law.“And, frankly, I don’t have any easy suggestion for them, either, because I’ve racked my brain in terms of how they could solve what they’re trying to solve.”Officials from Morneau’s own department have also admitted that finding a fix to the succession issue hasn’t been easy.“We’re still struggling to find another approach to this and, to the extent, when we’ve been talking to farm groups and others we’ve really been trying the emphasize the point that we’re looking for comments on this,” Brian Ernewein, the department’s general director of legislation in the tax policy branch, told a Senate committee Tuesday.“I can’t say that we’ve…looked at all the submissions because most of them just landed with us in the last couple of days with the consultation period closing.“We’re hopeful that there’s something in there that will give us inspiration.”Morneau argues the proposals are designed to create a fairer tax system, especially for those in the so-called middle class. He also hopes the tax reforms will unlock cash for business investment and help lift the country’s “productive capacity.”His proposal package includes restrictions on the ability of business owners to reduce their tax rate by sprinkling their income to family members in lower tax brackets, even if those family members do not contribute to the company.Morneau has also proposed limits on the use of private corporations to make passive investments that are unrelated to the company. Another change would limit the ability of business owners to convert regular income of a corporation into capital gains, which are typically taxed at a lower rate.Critics of the plan say it would hurt entrepreneurs who take personal financial risks when they decide to open a business, hire staff, save for retirement, save for maternity leave and sock away funds for economic downturns.Tax experts, including Moody, do see a couple of ways the government can make changes to the reforms to fit the principles Morneau laid out this week.To address a number of those issues, Moody suggested the government “dramatically simplify” the income-sprinkling rules by extending the existing regime to only allow business owners to split income with family members aged 24 and above. He also recommended that the system should continue to allow income transfers with spouses.“I think that would be a big one,” Moody said.“What they’ve got right now is just a whole bunch of complexity and a whole bunch of uncertainty, and both of those just are not good policy tenets.”Jack Mintz, a tax expert with the University of Calgary who has been critical of the proposals, agrees that dropping spouses from the legislation and raising the age of family members eligible for sprinkling — even to 28 or 30 — would solve some of the problems.On the succession issue, Mintz said changes are needed to help families avoid double taxation, but making it happen will be difficult.Mintz said some of Morneau’s other potential fixes will also be complicated to pull off, including making sure the reforms will enable women to save for leaves through their corporations.He said there are many reasons why someone would want to retain earnings in a company and that it will be difficult to carve out selected categories.“He’s just putting a band-aid on a bad proposal,” Mintz said.Moody said he didn’t know how the proposals could be adjusted for women business owners. One possibility, he noted, could be making women entrepreneurs eligible for Employment Insurance.When it comes to ensuring angel investors and venture capitalists are not hit by unintended consequences of the changes, Mintz said the government would likely have to eliminate the passive investment income proposal altogether.He said these investors would be “heavily hit” by the new passive income rules.“I think (the proposal) is completely unworkable,” he said.“I would drop it altogether, but I suspect that’s not necessarily going to happen.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
Advertisement Social Media links MONTRÉAL – After 40 years in radio, including more than 20 years at CJAD 800, Tommy Schnurmacher is calling it a career.Schnurmacher announced today that he will host the last edition of TOMMY SCHNURMACHER’S GANG OF FOUR (Monday to Friday 12-1PM) on December 13th, 2017. His career highlights include covering John and Yoko’s world famous “bed-in”, winning a Gold Ribbon Award from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and interviewing politicians and celebrities including: Stephen Harper, Paul Martin, Clint Eastwood and Ariana Huffington.Schnurmacher told listeners he will travel more and finish a novel, although he promises to continue to share the opinions that have earned him popularity and created debate: “I may be saying goodbye to daily radio deadlines but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will not be able to keep myself from holding court from time to time whether that’s on-air, off-air or on Twitter”. CJAD 800 Program Director Chris Bury called Schnurmacher unique and irreplaceable. “Tommy is incredibly talented”, said Bury. “I haven’t seen his particular mix of wit and humor in anyone else. Not only will we miss hearing him on the radio, we will also miss having him around the office.”CJAD 800 will mark Schnurmacher’s departure with a special broadcast on December 13th. Listeners will have a chance to win tickets to attend the event on THE ANDREW CARTER MORNING SHOW, THE AARON RAND SHOW and on TOMMY SCHNURMACHER’S GANG OF FOUR.As of December 14th, CJAD 800’s midday lineup will include THE NATASHA HALL SHOW (12-2PM) and THE EVAN SOLOMON SHOW (2-4PM). Login/Register With: CJAD 800 on Facebook CJAD 800 on TwitterAbout Bell MediaBell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook
LBJ: Three times the MVP.Boston Celtic fan douses LeBron James with beer after Miami Heat winLeBron James is villainized by critics when he has a less-than-stellar game. He’s also villainized when he plays well.After the Miami Heat’s 98-79 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, a fan threw a drink on James as he was heading to the lockerroom.James, who had just scored 45 points, chose not to react and kept walking.Nothing that he could have said would have made more of a statement than his play had anyway.With his team facing elimination, he seemingly couldn’t miss. He scored 14 points in the first quarter, had 30 by halftime and added 11 in the third quarter. He made 19 of his 26 field-goal attempts, his most efficient output in any of the six games in which he scored 45 points or more.He also had 15 points and five assists.Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra gushed about the player who is accused of not being clutch in big games.“He was absolutely fearless tonight,” Spoelstra said. “And it was contagious.”Boston Coach Doc Rivers also paid homage to the highly criticized superstar.“I hope now you guys can stop talking about LeBron and that he doesn’t play in big games,” Rivers told reporters. “He was pretty good tonight. Now that’s to bed.”James didn’t let the classless Celtics fan ruin his moment or spoil his mood.While on the podium, he took a moment to reflect on his performance.“It’s a great feeling to be in, when you feel like everything you put up is going in,” James said.Source: LA Times
Head Coach Chris Holtmann tells Ohio State redshirt junior guard Keita Bates-Diop (33) to head back into the game in the first half in the game against Michigan State on Jan. 7 in Value City Arena. Ohio State won 80-64. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team turned around its downward trajectory Monday, rising from No. 17 to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.After losing to Penn State Jan. 25 and falling four spots from No. 13, Ohio State bounced back with wins against Indiana and Illinois. The Buckeyes are joined by No. 3 Purdue, No. 4 Michigan State and No. 20 Michigan as Big Ten teams in the top 25. They travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, to face the Boilermakers at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ohio State will head back onto the road to face the Wolverines on Feb. 18.AP Poll Villanova (48) Virginia (16) Purdue Michigan State Xavier Cincinnati Texas Tech Auburn Duke Kansas St. Mary’s Gonzaga Arizona Ohio State Tennessee Clemson Oklahoma Rhode Island West Virginia Michigan North Carolina Wichita State Nevada Kentucky Miami (FL)
Leonardo Spinazzola who has been on the Bianconeri’s books since 2010, but has never actually played for the first team says that about six years ago, the signing of Madrid all-time goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo was unthinkable.The defender left Juventus in 2012 and has been on loan ever since but when asked what has changed now since he left Turin six years ago, Spinazzola said as quoted in Football Italia:“The difference is Cristiano Ronaldo. When I left six years ago, a signing like that was unthinkable.“That means the club has done a great job and does it every day, you can see that from the new training ground which is wonderful. Now, this is one of the top clubs in the world.”The left-back will wear the number 37 shirt this season.“It’s the number I took in my first year in Bergamo and it brought me good luck,” Spinazzola explained.“There are plenty of reasons why 7 is my favourite number but it was already taken!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.“[Juan] Cuadrado had it, now it’s changed and I left it alone! I like both three and seven, so I chose this number.”Spinazzola can’t be active at the moment as he was forced to undergo surgery on his meniscus.“My condition is a bit more positive now, I’ve been running for a week and I went to see [surgeon Pierpaolo] Mariani last week and he said it was fine.“Now all I can do is work, be patient, and wait.“I think I’ll be back in mid-October or early November. I think you should always be calm with these kind of injuries, because it’s pointless coming back in four months only to feel bad for three months.“So it’s better for me to let the doctors get me in shape, then when the Coach says I’m ready I’ll train.”
The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue. In addition to the performance on stage, Katie will also be involved in music-based activities in New York City. Katherine Delker’s performance scheduled for Sunday, February 4th in New York City. Katherine Delker, a 9th grade student at Soldotna High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Katie will perform Soprano 1 in February with the Honors Women’s Choir. Participation is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the nation.The performance at Carnegie Hall is scheduled for Sunday, February 4th. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Many blessed with vocal talents envision the day when they can be on stage, maybe one of the grandest stages; how about Carnegie Hall. Katie will join other performers from the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. All will perform at Carnegie Hall. Katie Delker on nomination processAudio PlayerDecker-on-nomination-process.mp3VmDecker-on-nomination-process.mp300:00RPd Katie Delker on choir and tour eventsAudio PlayerDecker-on-choir-and-activities.mp3VmDecker-on-choir-and-activities.mp300:00RPd
Mangoes and Indian summer have always remained inseparable, with the literature and poetry of the whole sub-continent being full of numerous nostalgic and glowing references to the elaborate ways of savouring the mouth-watering varieties of the juicy and tasty delight to beat the scorching tropical heat.To give more mangoes to savour to the people in the Capital, the state government in collaboration with National Cold Chain Board has embarked on special effort to transport mangoes directly from the orchards of the hinterland of Bengal to the National Capital in specially equipped refrigerated vans. The supply chain lasted for weeks to ensure the freshness of the fruit delivered to the buyers in Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Around 24 tonnes of Bengal mango varieties like Himsagar, Laxmanbhog, Langra and Fazli are being sent to Delhi, Malda District Magistrate S K Dwivedi said. ‘The main objective of organising this festival is to establish the brands of Malda mangoes and to facilitate its marketing,’ he added. Organised by the food processing industries and horticulture department of the West Bengal government, the mango festival is being held at Dilli Haat, INA. Krishnendu Narayan Choudhary, at the inauguration of the event gave a long speech thanking Mamata Banarjee, the current CM of West Bengal for her initiative. He also emphasised on the fact that these mangoes were being brought to Delhi directly from the farmers and that no brokerage was involved. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSet up in the AC Lounge, delectable varieties of mangoes like Langda, Fazli, Himsagar and Laxmanbhog, the last three having received registration under the Geographical Indication (GI) Index. A GI is a name or a sign used on certain products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin. Typically, such a name assures quality and distinctiveness. For the first time, Amrapali mangoes from Bankura, successfully grown under a convergence program with MGNREGA, will be available towards the end of the festival. A lot to relish once you visit Dilli Haat. You will even be given the opportunity to relish processed mango products like Aam Panna and Mango pickles. The only sad part is, that the mangoes are overpriced. 12 mangoes for 400 rupees is the average price.Where: Dilli Haat, INAWhen: On till 30 June
How does a sculptor translate a yogic stance into a bronze? Arun Pandit’s fibre glass maquette for a monumental bronze entitled “Meditation” is a work that personifies the flow of artistic expression. Pandit creates works that make us stop and think.He does not give us a work that is a straight forward literal illustration. Instead he creates a work that gives us an inner and outer shell of awareness. He keeps the mould in which he creates and gives us an inside outside rhythmic feel that speaks of two worlds – in this case the yogic asana and gives us a tumultous melding of both states. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhen it comes to yoga or art there is something deeply fulfilling, about expression–but accessing creativity through yogic symbolism isn’t always easy. Like the most difficult yogasanas, self control and inner creativity arise naturally. When we are in the state of stillness and can keep the calmness of presence, it creates its own aura. Pandit here creates two moulds – the first is the complete yogic being created in the wholesome image of man.The second is the mould in which the image was created. For the past 20 years Pandit has created works in which he has conjoined the inner and outer shells to create hybrid realities that have puzzled as well as enamoured buyers in the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePandit’s most famous work is the ‘Tirupati Airport Garuda’ in which he created a man with Garuda’s wings that were actually 12 pairs of hands. Pandit plays with illusion and elusiveness to give us sculptures that have a surreal feel. In this case, he personifies yoga as a gift for an artist as well as normal human being. Pandit describes his position: “When we practice awareness in asana, pranayama, and meditation, we learn to see and let go of the distractions of the mind. It is from this place of clear seeing that inspiration springs forth. So in my work I’m showing two worlds.The outer external like a shell –when I cover the human with the outer mould I am stating that we have to detach ourselves from those attachments so we can achieve that inner state.” In more ways than one Pandit is also pointing towards the truth that creativity arises naturally in states of stillness and presence. The basic tenet of yoga is to let go of the clutter and the burdens of everyday living, and giving into the tools of yoga can give you the feeling of being completely present, awake, and alive. And while yoga is often thought of as a tool to help us find ease in the body, it can also be a way of helping us tap our creative selves. This work with its many inner and outer realms when made into a bronze will indeed be an instrument that will draw the energy of those who view it.Pandit, the National Award Winner from Bihar College of Art junior to Subodh Gupta has come a long way for the art world to take notice of him. His sculptures at the Art Heritage stall of the India Art Fair this year drew huge response. According to him, meditation and yoga grant us access to the deep places of our psyche and consciousness that inspire creative ideas to emerge, while simultaneously offering us tools to work with some of the biggest obstacles as artists. He states: “I called my work “Meditation” because no matter what kind of art you call your own, your yoga practice can more fully connect you with your creative mind, body, and soul. I wanted people to connect with that.” Arun Pandit takes the yogic meditation aasan and gives us a figure that translates meditation into a calming serene posture. Pandit works with the mould and the human figure – creating a karmic echo in which the being is both within and without. The sculpture reflects the truth that yoga is a science, one that has been with us for generations and meditation is the ultimate journey to nirvana.Yoga gurus state that once we approach creative expression from the perspective of mindfulness and devotion, we begin to see art-making itself as a spiritual practice. In this way, our art serves a higher purpose: it helps us become more present in our daily lives and offers us an opportunity to connect more deeply with the universal creative force that resides in us. As we become more perceptive in our yoga practice – by examining ourselves – we become more perceptive in other areas of life, including creating art. This work “Meditation” has been created as a maquette, for an assignment in Delhi Airport’s T3. If accepted it becomes a feather in the cap of one of the greatest sculptors in the country and at present the Garhi studios in Delhi.
Women are more likely to get jealous or upset than men when they read messages on Facebook or other social media indicating that their romantic partner has been unfaithful, a study has found. Researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK investigated how jealousy manifests between the sexes when people find compromising messages on their partner’s social media accounts.As part of the study, 21 male and 23 female undergraduate students were shown imaginary Facebook messages in a Facebook format, revealing that their partners had been either emotionally or sexually unfaithful. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEight short messages along the lines of: “You must be my soulmate! Feel so connected to you, even though we haven’t slept together,” (Emotional infidelity) and “You must be the best one-night stand I’ve ever had,” (Sexual infidelity) were shown to participants.The “discovered” message was either composed and sent by the participant’s partner, or came from someone else.Participants had to rate how distressed they would have felt if they had come across such messages while accessing their partner’s Facebook messaging service without permission. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMen felt more distressed when they read social media messages that revealed their partners’ sexual rather than emotional infidelity.However, women were more upset than men in response to emotional messages.The researchers also found that women were significantly more upset when a potential rival had written the message, compared to when it was composed by their own partners.For men, the opposite seemed to be true and they appeared to be more upset by imagining their partner sending rather than receiving an infidelity-revealing message. Irrespective of the contents, women overall were more upset than men when they had to imagine discovering an infidelity-related message.The study supports evolutionarily derived theories that hold that there are differences in what triggers jealousy among men and women, and in how they subsequently direct such feelings towards the cheating partner or the potential rival.According to the researchers, it is important to understand the mechanisms underlying jealousy, and how it plays out in the digital age.Real or suspected partner infidelity that causes sexual or emotional jealousy is often given as the reason for domestic abuse and violence.”Applying an evolutionary perspective to understanding the manifestation of jealous behaviour and how infidelity-related anger can trigger partner dissolution and domestic abuse may help counteract inevitable rises in such behaviours in an age where clandestine extra-marital relationships are facilitated by modern forms of media technology,” said Dunn.The findings are published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science.
Spirit Creations released a Bengali album Chhoan at Abanindra Gallery (ICCR) recently. It is a Bengali non-film album featuring five songs covering a wide range of music rendered by ace singers like Srikanta Acharya (Sobi Bhule Jai), Lopamudra Mitra (Banchte Chai), Manomay Bhattacharya (Akash Tomay Chhunye Jabe), Rana Sarkar (Ek Phaali Rang Niye, Music- Satadal Roy), Sriradha Bondopadhay (Akash Ghumay). Sarod exponent Rajib Chakraborty also graced the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLyricist Shouvik Majumder, who has penned lyrics for all the five songs belongs to a musical family from Siliguri and learnt Hindi, Nepali, Urdu (from Iqubal Siddiki). His journey started as a lyricist with RANG, in which he translated Rabindra Sangeet in Hindi. He even wrote ghazals for which he was conferred with the title “Kahinoor-E-Ghazal”. Zubin Garg, the popular singer, even did lots of shows for Shouvik.Composer Rana Sarkar, son of eminent singer Sudhin Sarkar of Golden era, has composed four songs in this album. His name was included in “Limca Book of World Record” for non-stop 36 hours harmonium playing in “Indian Classical Music” with Pt. Ramesh Narayan. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA musician from R.D. Burman’s team, Shyam Raj (Saxophone) has played in one song. Beside that noted musicians like Satadal Roy (lead guitar), Joy Nandi (Tabla, Thumba, Cazan and Percussions), Rahul Chattarjee (Sitar), Tarun and Bubai (Flute) have played musical instruments in this musical venture.Ek Jaati Ek Praan (EJEP)Soma Das, a singer who loves root musicians resides in London though she did her diploma in Tagore songs from Dakshini, a noted music institute from Kolkata. She has released her single ‘Ek Jaati Ek Praan’ basically a song of Lalan Fakir named Jaat Gelo Jaat Gelo revolving around the serious issue of communalism. It was released in the presence of Srabani Sen, Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, Dipannita Acharya on INRECO. Soma loves to include root musicians, be it baul, tribal musicians, street musicians, or traditional old band party group. In her recent venture, she has done shooting at Santiniketan with bauls and danced with Saotali musicians too.She has also worked with noted music composer-musician Debojyoti Mishra on her debut Tagore album Amar Praner Manush which was released in presence of popular band party group from Kolkata, Mahboob Band. In her recent visit to Kolkata, she launched her single ‘Jaat Gelo’ (co-singer Pratyay Raha), with narration by Samya Karpha. She is all set to release another single to commemorate the International Mother Language Day, composed and penned by ace singer Rupankar in February.
Kolkata: Two persons were arrested by the officers of the Baruipur Women police station for allegedly employing an eight-year-old girl as a domestic help at a home in Modarhat, Baruipur.The accused woman, who hired the girl and reportedly tortured her, was arrested on Wednesday morning. Later on Thursday, the maternal uncle of the girl was held for forcing the girl to work as a help. According to sources, the eight-year-old girl lived with her parents and five siblings at Ghutiyari Sharif. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHer parents decided to employ her as a domestic helper to support their family. The girl’s maternal uncle Asmat Shaikh had information that a family in Baruipur was looking for a domestic helper. He got in touch with Anjumina Khatun at Modarhat in Baruipur, who was allegedly looking for helper. Approximately five months ago Shaikh had taken the girl to Khatun. It is alleged Khatun used to force the girl to do all the household work. Khatun use to beat up the girl when she refused to work. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt is alleged that Khatun used a blade to slash the girl’s hands when she was not happy with her work . The victim girl said she was even not provided proper food. When she couldn’t bear the torture any more, she risked her life to climb down the water pipe from the roof and fled from Khatun’s house. But as she was not familiar with the area, she started crying after reaching a primary school. On seeing the girl crying, a teacher of the school consoled her. Later, the girl narrated the incident to the teacher. When the schoolteacher came to know about the torture, he immediately informed the Baruipur women police station. After the police complaint was lodged, the officers immediately nabbed Khatun and produced her before the Baruipur Court on Wednesday. She has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by the magistrate. The victim girl has been sent to a home located in Sonarpur. Later on Thursday, police arrested Shaikh from Changa Islamnagar in Baruipur for allegedly forcing a minor girl to work as a domestic help. He will be produced before the Baruipur Court on Friday with an appeal for his police remand.
July 29, 2005FLAM CHEN visits Arcosanti for a 3 week period of practice and work on a short art film. FLAM CHEN visits Arcosanti for a 3 week period of practice and work on a short art film. At a Flam Chen show, you may be invited to witness a “Toybox” come to life with 10-foot dolls, battling toy-soldiers and manic puppet-makers. “Rites ov Spring” merges images inspired by bug life in Microcosmos and the bacchanal of Fellini’s Satyricon, all mingled with the choreographic influence of Martha Graham.At dusk, the roof of the Ceramics Apse, becomes the Empresses Court. [Photo: Adam Cooper & text: sa] Flam Chen propels itself above the audience on flying trapeze, ziplines, rappels and bungee, creating dazzling characters that hover, zoom or drop out of the sky. The audience is wrapped in visions ranging from futuristic and cyborg, commedia del arte and vaudevillian, to fantasy and fairy tale-esque. The troupe has, over the years, become a production company that fabricates costumes, props, machines, rigging, lighting, and sound— all in house. Technical Director Paul Weir: We have been fortunate to have a strong connection with the community at Arcosanti to be able to utilize the phenomenal locations and of course use of the famous Arcosanti Crane.In the very early morning hours the sky cooperated magnificently for this shoot of mermaids suspended from the Arcosanti crane. [Photos: Adam Cooper & text: sa] The Vaults are a perfect area for practice. Paul Weir graciously teaches stilt walking to Arcosanti children and residents. This has been an amazing and exciting visit, especially for the children.FLAM CHEN has performed at large raves, such as ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL in Hollywood, CA and NOCTURNAL WONDERLAND in Indio, CA; at arts festivals such as NYC FRINGE in New York, PA FRINGE in Philadelphia, TSUNAMI ARTS FESTIVAL in Prescott, Az, International Arts Festival of MACAU, China, GLITTER AND GLOW festival in Glendale, AZ; at numerous clubs and site-specific installations across the nation and overseas. FLAM CHEN has earned awards such as Tucson Weekly’s Best Performing Artist Award for the past three years, and a NY FRINGE Excellence Award for “Rites Ov Spring.” The troupe also has been raved about in The New York Post, New York Times, Philadelphia Tribune, and Details, among other publications. [Photos & text: sa]
News Corp has said it will rename its media arm 21st Century Fox following the split between the group’s publishing and film and TV units.21st Century Fox will replace the previously announced name for the media arm of Fox Group.21st Century Fox will include pay TV channels Fox, FX, FXX, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, Fox Pan American Sports, MundoFox and Star; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and Shine Group.The company will also comprise pay TV services Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and its equity interests in BSkyB and Tata Sky.“Over the years, we have built a global portfolio of companies that has consistently defied conventional wisdom, and succeeded where others have failed because we are driven by a steadfast belief in great ideas, the power of imagination and the desire to thrill and engage audiences with enduring stories and experiences,” said Rupert Murdoch, who will serve as chairman and CEO of the company. “21st Century Fox is a name that draws upon the rich creative heritage of our film studio, while also speaking to the innovation and dynamism that define all of our global media and entertainment businesses and will guide us into the future.”
Russian service provider Rostelecom has launched a new promotional offer for its video-on-demand service, making 100 movies available for RUB100 (€1.98) to attract new subscribers.The offer is valid for four months from the date of connection, after which users will be able to access the VoD service according to the terms of their regular package subscriptions.Rostelecom offers a VoD catalogue of about 1,500movies and TV series.