King Mohammed VI Appears in a New Photo with Maître Gims

Rabat- King Mohammed VI appears on a new photo with French singer Maître Gims accompanied by his Moroccan manager Arab Youssefi.The manager of famous French rapper and pop-singer Maître Gims, Arab Youssefi, posted a photo of himself with King Mohammed VI and Maître Gims on his Instagram account on Tuesday.The photo shows the sovereign smiling at the camera and posing with Gims on his right and Youssefi on his left. Youssoufi wrote next to the photo: “With Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in good shape, Alhamdulillah”Following his successful heart surgery in France, King Mohammed VI has been posing for several photos that have recently gone viral on social media.The photos show King Mohammed VI in good health, with both Moroccan and international fans, including the latest photo with his fan Israël Goldberg who expressed immense joy upon meeting the sovereign.After experiencing a heart rate disorder, King Mohammed VI underwent a successful surgery on February 26, in Paris. read more

Highprofile tax fraud cases could hurt Spanish soccer

High-profile tax fraud cases could hurt Spanish soccer Argentina’s Lionel Messi dominates the ball during a friendly soccer match against Honduras in San Juan, Argentina, Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera) by Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2016 4:54 am MDT Last Updated May 30, 2016 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MADRID – Now that the season is over, Lionel Messi is getting ready to go to court.Messi will appear in front of a judge this week to defend himself from accusations he failed to properly pay taxes for part of his earnings from Barcelona, becoming the latest high-profile player to have to deal with Spain’s tough tax system.Neymar, Javier Mascherano, Adriano and Xabi Alonso also had to deal with Spanish tax authorities recently.The cases have brought unwanted attention to Spanish soccer, and could start scaring some players away just as the Spanish league tries to find ways to become more competitive against the Premier League, whose clubs have the financial power to go after nearly every top player on the market.Neymar’s father last year said the constant harassment over his son’s taxes could lead to the player’s departure from Barcelona.Players have been keeping quiet and don’t speak publicly about tax cases in Spain, but many admit it’s uncomfortable to watch Messi and others face the tribunals because of off-the-field issues. The Spanish league also avoids the subject, saying it can’t interfere in legal matters involving players and tax authorities.Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, have been charged with three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty of defrauding Spain’s tax office of 4.1 million euros ($4.5 million) from 2007-09.The case is centred on the alleged unlawful activities of Messi’s father, but authorities said the Barcelona player knew enough to also be named in the case. They deny any wrongdoing.Messi was also being investigated by Spanish tax authorities after his name was among those released in the probe of international offshore accounts, known as the Panama Papers, although he was not charged for those allegations.Messi’s trial starts Tuesday, and the Argentine player is expected to testify at the Barcelona court on Thursday. He is not obligated to appear in court every day.In nearly all cases involving soccer players, the alleged irregularities are related to the creation of fictitious corporate structures to avoid paying taxes on income from image rights. Some also include the use of tax havens.“The tax agency has always looked into these structures created by football players, as it looks into the activities of people from other sectors as well,” Spain’s tax authority said in a statement. “We must control the use of companies that are aimed at reducing people’s fiscal burden.”Many players have defended themselves by blaming financial advisers who claimed such structures were legal. That was the case with Mascherano, Messi’s teammate with Argentina and Barcelona, who earlier this year was handed a suspended one-year prison sentence for not paying nearly 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) in taxes for 2011 and 2012.He said he hired a “prestigious Spanish tax firm” which recommended “certain structures” that it said were accepted by the law.“I’m a professional athlete,” Mascherano said at the time. “I have no extensive knowledge of tax and legal issues. Therefore, I must lean on professionals who handle these technical issues that are complex for me.”Not long after Macherano’s case, Brazil striker Neymar had to testify before a judge because of alleged irregularities involving his transfer to Barcelona. He and the club were accused of withholding the real amount of the transfer fee, in part to avoid paying the full amount of taxes.“If we don’t have peace of mind in our working environment, we will have to leave Spain,” said Neymar’s father, who was also named in the case.Earlier this year, former Real Madrid midfielder Alonso was accused of defrauding Spain’s tax office of 3 million euros ($3.3 million) from 2009-11. Last month, prosecutors accused Barcelona defender Adriano of failing to declare income from his image rights between 2011 and 2012.Neymar, Alonso and Adriano have denied wrongdoing.___Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 17 July 2015

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China to receive Outokumpus zinc leaching technology

first_imgOutokumpu Technology has made an agreement with the leading Chinese zinc producer, Hunan Zhuye Torch Metals, a fully owned subsidiary of Zhuzhou Smelter Group, for the design and delivery of a zinc plant expansion with new environmentally sound leaching technology. The plant is located close to the city of Zhuzhou, Hunan province in China. The contract value is nearly €30 million.Outokumpu’s delivery includes the engineering of a zinc plant with new Atmospheric Direct Leaching Process, iron precipitation and solution purification processes, main equipment supplies as well as supervision of installation and commissioning. The expansion will increase the plant capacity by 100,000 t/y of zinc and the plant is estimated to be operational by July 2008.Outokumpu has developed a new process for zinc concentrates, called atmospheric direct leaching, which eliminates the conventional roasting phase in zinc processing. The process is already in use in Boliden’s Kokkola zinc plant in Finland and its Odda zinc plant in Norway. Hunan Zhuye Torch Metals selected this process for its expansion because it is an environmentally sound way to produce zinc, it includes recycling of process residues, and it represents the latest technology. A wider selection of zinc concentrates can be used as raw materials in the process, which improves the use of resources.In order to expand the use of the atmospheric direct leaching process in China, Outokumpu has also signed a collaboration agreement with Zhuzhou Smelter Group.last_img read more

Milena Knezevic and Clara Woltering staying at Buducnost Podgorica

Clara WolteringMilena KnezevicRK Buducnost Podgorica ← Previous Story Dan Beutler to continue career in Qatar? Next Story → Draw for Men’s Junior WCh 2013 in Sarajevo The two important players staying at RK Buducnost Podgorica. They are Milena Knezevic and Clara Woltering. Domestic playmaker and German goalkeeper have signed new deals with the EHF CL 2011/2012 winner. Knezevic will stay for four more years, while Woltering has signed new contract for the upcoming season only…photo: vijesti.me

Hello spaceman Commander Hadfield is back on earth

first_imgCOMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD, the Canadian astronaut who showed us the world in a new way (and became a global star in the process), has landed back on earth.Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), left, Russian Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn sit in chairs outside the Soyuz Capsule. Pic: NASA/Carla CioffiHe and fellow Expedition 35 members, cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and astronaut Tom Marshburn, left the International Space Station, which had been their home for 144 days, yesterday evening.They landed in their Soyuz capsule in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kasakhstan, right on time: 2.31am GMT, 10.31pm EDT.To make their return and leave their home for the past number of months, the trio climbed into the Soyuz capsule that would bring them back to earth, while being cheered on (and hugged) by fist-pumping colleagues.After a series of checks, during which the men got comfortable in an extremely tight space, the hatches were closed and the Russian Soyuz vehicle was detached from the ISS.(NASATelevision/YouTube)The man at the controls of the spacecraft was Romanenko, as it undocked last night from the Rassvet module.The capsule brought them through the earth’s atmosphere, where they began to experience gravity for the first time in months, and down to the Kazakhstan field. There, the trio – who, though tired and readjusting to gravity, were smiling following the successful arrival – were examined by medical experts.The Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft is seen as it lands. Pic: NASA/Carla CioffiNASA explained that Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the vehicle and adjust to gravity.Thanks to Hadfield’s son Evan, the commander’s Twitter and Facebook feeds were kept updated throughout the journey:Pic: Evan Hadfield/TwitterHis father’s most recent tweet captures the poignancy of his return home:The Canadian commander and proud moustache bearer bid farewell to the ISS in classic Cmdr Hadfield fashion: with a video of him singing the David Bowie classic Space Oddity inside the station.(Chris Hadfield/YouTube)Now that these three Expedition 35 members are back on earth, it’s time for Expedition 36 members to take over.(NASATelevision/YouTube)The Canadian Space Agency welcomed Cmdr Hadfield’s return by saying he achieved a historic milestone, becoming the first Canadian to command the ISS.The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency said: Over the past five months, Chris Hadfield has confirmed our country’s world-renowned space expertise, with accomplishments reaching beyond his role aboard the Station.Thanks to Cmdr Hadfield’s illuminating and educational videos and tweets, generous love for music, and infectiously positive attitude, we have a new understanding of what the men and women aboard the ISS do – and the world (and space) will never look the same to us again.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/Press Association ImagesVideo: Commander Hadfield sings Bowie as he bids farewell to spaceVIDEO: Ever wonder how Chris Hadfield takes his photos from space?Here’s how they’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day in spacePHOTO: Check out this amazing picture of Dublin from spaceHow fast is the Internet in space? 8 things we learned from an astronaut’s sonlast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door…#GUILTY Entertainer and artist Rolf Harris has been found guilty in London on 12 counts of indecent assault. The 84-year-old was convicted of the attacks against four girls between the years 1968 and 1986.#TRAGIC A five-year-old boy has died after falling into a lake in west Dublin. It happened at Belgree Lawns in Tyrrelstown at 9.30am this morning. Gardaí are not treating it as suspicious.#MURDER RATE There were 16 more murders in the 12 months up to the end of March this year, compared to the previous 12 month period — according to new crime stats out today. The CSO figures show that kidnapping offences also rose, with 119 recorded.#PISTORIUS A panel of experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. The trial of the athlete recommenced today, after a break of one month.#LUCKY ESCAPE An Irish woman living in New York walked away with little more than a broken shoulder — despite three trains rolling over her after she fell onto the subway tracks. It happened at around 6am yesterday.last_img read more

San Diego Padres sign Manny Machado

first_img SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city’s long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal.A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. Machado can opt out after five years and become a free agent again, the person said.Machado’s agreement would be the second-largest in baseball history behind Giancarlo Stanton’s $325 million, 13-year deal signed with the Miami Marlins ahead of the 2015 season. It would be the highest deal for a free agent, topping Alex Rodriguez’s $275 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees from 2008-17.More records may be broken soon. Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper could top Stanton’s deal in coming days or weeks.That won’t matter a bit to Padres fans, who have never celebrated a World Series title and were keeping their fingers crossed in recent days as it became apparent that their team, with a mostly sad-sack history stretching back a half-century, actually had a chance at landing Machado, who is only 26.Some fans seemed braced for yet another disappointment. But news of the deal was greeted with euphoria on social media.Speaking at spring training in Peoria, Arizona, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said: “We do not have a deal with any free agent player. We are continuing discussions, and that’s all we have to say.”Teams draw a distinction between an agreement subject to a physical and a finalized deal.While Fowler looked serious, general partner Peter Seidler couldn’t help but smile while waiting for his turn to speak.Without confirming the deal, Seidler — a nephew of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley — spoke of what his ownership group wants to bring to San Diego, where the Padres play in a gem of a ballpark just off the bay.“Ron and I, we love the city of San Diego, we love sports in San Diego, but we’re also well aware of the history. There’s never been a championship from a major sports franchise in San Diego. … We as an organization want to completely change that. We want our franchise to win year after year after year. And we’re going to do whatever we can rationally do to help make that happen.”The Padres lost 96 games last year, haven’t had a winning season since 2010 and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2006. They haven’t won a playoff series since the 1998 NL Championship against Atlanta. They were routed in their two World Series appearances, by Detroit in 1984 and the New York Yankees in 1998.And they’ve had the city’s big league sports scene to themselves since the NFL’s Chargers moved to the Los Angeles area two seasons ago. The Chargers did win the AFL title in 1963 but were blown out by San Francisco in their only Super Bowl appearance, after the 1994 season.Other than the AFL title, the biggest championships won around here were probably Little League World Series titles in 2009 by Park View of Chula Vista and in 1961 by El Cajon-La Mesa Northern, which included Brian Sipe, who won the NFL’s MVP Award in 1980.Padres players were ecstatic, even though the signing was not yet official.Catcher Austin Hedges was headed toward bunting drills when he heard the news. He pumped his fists and said, “I’m just that excited about bunting.”“You see me smiling right here,” said first baseman Eric Hosmer, who exactly a year ago earlier finalized a $144 million, eight-year deal with San Diego. “We’ve all been practicing today, obviously. We’ve all kind heard what’s been going on, and all we can say is he’s a guy we’d love to have, and I think it changes things pretty quickly if we do have him here.“He’s one of the top guys in the league,” Hosmer added. “Obviously extremely young free agent that’s got a lot of amazing baseball left in him and he’s already had a lot of amazing baseball in his career. We’re all just glad he’ll hopefully be here with us in San Diego.”The Padres have been rebuilding mostly with prospects and draft picks since a failed win-now approach with high-priced veterans in 2015.Machado is expected to fill the team’s glaring need at third base. He began last year at shortstop with Baltimore, was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the All-Star break and split time and shortstop and third. He struck out to end the World Series loss to Boston.With Machado on board, the next big move for the Padres is expected to be the promotion of shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., the 20-year-old son of a former big leaguer and the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball.A four-time All-Star, Machado hit .297 last year and set career bests with 37 homers and 107 RBIs. A four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, he has a .282 career average with 175 homers and 513 RBIs in seven big league seasons.The Chicago White Sox were among the teams that pursued Machado, trying to get in position for a second title under owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who turns 83 next week.“Still in a bit of disbelief,” executive vice president Kenny Williams said. “I feel we put our best foot forward. Jerry, in particular, really stepped up.”Machado also met with the Yankees, a team that had expressed concern over Machado’s remarks about hustling — not hustling, actually — during the playoffs.After failing to run out a grounder in the NL Championship Series, Machado said: “Obviously I’m not going to change, I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle’ and run down the line and slide to first base.”Machado tried to clarify his remarks after the season, saying, “looking back, it doesn’t come across how I meant it.”Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner took notice of Machado’s initial comments, labeling them “troubling” and added, “That ain’t going to sell where we play baseball.”No worries. Padres fans will take him.___AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum and AP freelance writers Jack Thompson and Weston DeWitt contributed to this report. Posted: February 19, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports Manny Machado has agreed to a deal with the @Padres, @JeffPassan reports. pic.twitter.com/oggb6g1X2Q— MLB (@MLB) February 19, 2019Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) hits a single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Manny RN. pic.twitter.com/tBdIVVKC78— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) February 19, 2019 Mike McKinnon III Mike McKinnon III, February 19, 2019 Updated: 1:53 PM FacebookTwitter San Diego Padres sign Manny Machado By Bernie Wilsonlast_img read more

Pills a potent problem

first_img6.13: Percentage of Washington residents who used pain relievers for nonmedical purposes in 2008 (Ninth highest in the country).55: Percentage of Americans who obtained pain relievers for nonmedical use from a friend or family member for free.1.4: Percentage of 18-to-25-year-old Americans who are dependent on pain relievers.2,500: The number of U.S. teenagers every day who use prescription drugs to get high for the first time.2006: Since then, deaths in Washington from unintentional drug overdoses have surpassed auto deaths.12.3: Percentage of Washington deaths in 2007 due to unintentional drug overdose.Sources: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2010 survey); Washington State Department of Health; Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe methamphetamine epidemic that plagued Clark County in the past decade has taken a backseat to another public health crisis: prescription drug abuse.The number of people seeking care at Lifeline Connections, Clark County’s largest treatment center, for opiate addiction has surpassed methamphetamine and most other drugs, making it second only to alcohol. In the 2011 fiscal year, more than 17 percent of people who sought treatment at Lifeline Connections used opiates or synthetics, including oxycodone and hydrocodone, as either their primary, secondary or tertiary drug of choice. More than 7 percent identified the drugs as their primary choice, compared with nearly 36 percent who primarily used alcohol.Physicians acknowledge the issue. Law enforcement recognizes the trend. But nobody seems sure how to rein in prescription drug abuse.“There’s a tear in the fabric of our community somewhere, and I’m looking for it,” said Sgt. Shane Gardner with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.But the problem isn’t unique to Clark County.Last year, 6 percent of the American population used prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives for nonmedical purposes. That’s 16 million people misusing prescription drugs — more than four times the number a decade ago, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.last_img read more

Officers respond to report of man firing shots in Tacoma

first_imgTACOMA — A Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman says SWAT officers have been called to a Tacoma-area residence where a man believed to have been shooting at nearby homes is holed up.Spokesman Ed Troyer says the man is believed to be armed with multiple weapons and has refused to come out.There are no reports of injuries.Sheriffs’ officers responded late Tuesday afternoon after 911 callers reported a man walking around the Browns Point area, shooting at homes.last_img

Business human rights activist to run for Vancouver council

first_imgTy Stober, who describes himself as a business, human rights and neighborhood advocate, says he will run for Vancouver City Council.Stober, a 42-year-old initiative manager for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, says he will file for Position 2 on the council, currently held by Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart.Stober said in a press release that, if elected, his top priorities will be to focus on helping families feel safe, secure and valued in the city and to foster job creation through local, quality infrastructure projects and investments.“Vancouver is a dynamic community that has served as a natural trade hub for hundreds of years. This is a strategic advantage that we can use to grow our economy and the security of our families. I look forward to working with the Council to create opportunities for our city,” Stober wrote in a press release.“Having worked on both sides of the bridge, I can tell you that we need new leaders on the council committed to growing local jobs for local families — that means smart investments and a city government that works with business to create opportunity,” he wrote.Stober said he believes “his values are the best qualifications he brings to the position. ““As an Eagle Scout, I learned honesty and to leave a place better than I found it,” Stober said. “At church, I learned the means justify the ends and that the greatest honor is to be a servant to others. As an American, I learned that all people are created equal,” he said.last_img read more

Keanu Reeves John Wick TV series spinoff to explore the origin of

first_imgKeanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2. Twitter/ John Wick: Chapter 2There is going to be a lot of time before a TV spin-off of Keanu Reeves’ franchise John Wick will take place. However, from what Deadline has learnt, the TV spin-off will explore the origin of The Continental. Speaking about the same, Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch stated that it was very unlikely that they will be able to launch the TV spin-off before the fourth film debuts on May 2021.”My sense is that where we are today, the movie date has been set but we’re still in early development on the series so [it will air] most likely after,” Hirsch said during a summer TCA press tour. Like we mentioned earlier, the film will explain the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel which serves to rogue assassins and is kind of like a refuge. Hirsch did refuse to answer whether Reeves would get a good amount of screen time in the TV series.”That’s a really good question that I’m not going to answer. No answer is as good a tease you’re going to get,” he said. “It’s a great franchise, we’re excited about bringing that show to the network,” he concluded. It was announced last year that Keanu Reeves would be joining the team of the TV spin-off as an executive producer. The TV series is being penned down by Chris Collins. The other members who have been part of the film franchise namely, Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk, Chad Stahelski, John Wick franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad, along with Collins and David Leitch, will also return to work on the spin-off.The #JohnWick TV show confirmed to be a prequel series, more details revealed:https://t.co/5y8hMpDofJ pic.twitter.com/Wi661gQgqa— Comicbook.com (@ComicBook) July 27, 2019 The pilot episode will be directed by Chad Stahelski. It will be interesting to watch the origin story of the Continental Hotel. Thanks to Keanu Reeves’ onscreen awesomeness and the high-octane action sequences in the John Wick films, the third chapter saw a tremendous surge at the box office. A report on Forbes did state that the R-rated film earned a whopping $170 million at the domestic market. And from the way John Wick as a character and a franchise has gained popularity, the fourth chapter will definitely see a good surplus from the overseas market.last_img read more

Houston Police Have Taken Precautions After Last Years Dallas Shooting

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Associated PressDallas Police officers salute during a memorial service for fallen peace officers in downtown Dallas, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The Dallas Police Department and city leaders held a ceremony to honor fallen officers as part of the annual Police Memorial Day less than a year after five officers were slain. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Ray Hunt is the president of the Houston Police Officers Union.He says he remembers exactly what he was doing on July 7 2016.“I recall it vividly,” Hunt says. “I was talking to the vice president of the Dallas Police Association about an issue and he told me that he was in route to a shooting of multiple police officers, and it sounded like at least one of them was going to be fatal.”Hunt says from then on out officers in Houston were reminded to be more vigilant regardless of where they are.He mentioned donations made by local groups to help officers have more protective vests while on duty.“We now have high power rifle vests that can handle a high power rifle round through the vital organs of an officers,” Hunt says.Hunt says he knows that a shooting can deter people from wanting to become an officer, but it also may have an opposite effect.“I also think that you have people out there who say, ‘You know what this a tragic situation that happened in Dallas. I want to go out and I want to do something to make this place better,’” Hunt says.Officers on patrol turned on their red and blue lights for one minute in remembrance of the officers who were killed. 00:00 /01:06 X Listen Sharelast_img read more

Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Dr King

first_imgThe Washington National Cathedral, in conjunction with the Advancement Project D.C., Howard University and the Episcopal Church, is scheduled to host a celebration honoring Dr. Martin L. King Jr., titled “Awake and in Motion: 50 Years of MLK” on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. The free event will be held at the cathedral, located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, and will feature live performances from the Children of the Gospel, the Howard University Choir, the Washington National Cathedral house band, and other artists. Doors are slated to open at 3:30 p.m.last_img

Novoneels Cheaters to be web series

first_imgA thrilling story from ‘Cheaters’ – a 2018 anthology of nine short stories on modern-day infidelity – authored by Novoneel Chakraborty, will soon be adapted into a web series, publishers of the book said recently. Chakraborty has signed the rights for the story ‘The Vacation’, which is about a person’s clash of loyalty and morals on social media, the publisher said in statement. Known for his romantic thrillers, the Mumbai-based author’s short stories on human relationships discuss a different shade of infidelity in today’s times. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSaying that he is thrilled to be seeing “some exciting on-screen storytelling”, Chakraborty thanked the director, Srikanth Velagaleti, for his directorial vision. Velagaleti, who wrote the 2011 film Utt Pataang, himself finds the tales intimately relatable with today’s audience who “binge-watch web content”. The publisher said that books transitioning into films or web series is a seamless move, with the potential to engage with a larger audience, and added that Chakraborty’s stories are dark and edgy with a twist at the end. Before writing this crime, thriller and mystery novel, the author wrote and developed TV shows such as ‘Savdhaan India’ and ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’.last_img read more

Avani Samui Invites Guests to Discover the Lesser Travelled Islands

first_imgAvani+ Samui Invites Guests to Discover the Lesser Travelled IslandsAvani+ Samui Invites Guests to Discover the Lesser Travelled Islands of Thailand’s Koh Samui for FreeStep aboard the new Avani+ Samui longtail fishing boat to experience Koh Samui’s untouched natural beauty. This experience allows guests to explore the gorgeous island paradise of Koh Madsum – and it’s our treat!The resort sits on Phang Ka Beach off the beaten track away from the hustle and bustle of the more populated tourist areas, ideal for those looking to escape and bliss out in peace. From its boutique, chic beachfront villas, guests are treated to stunning views of the sunset as well as outlying islands, which are popular day trip destinations for resorts all over Samui. While others have to start their tour with a drive guests at Avani+ Samui need only hop out of their private pool, onto the sand and into a longtail boat.Everyone staying at the Avani+ Samui will get to experience nature’s true beauty whilst island exploring. Having chosen a morning to climb aboard the longtail boat for its 10 AM daily departure, guests simply relax as they’re whisked over crystal clear waters, for a morning spent exploring Koh Madsum’s unspoilt beaches. Soaking in nature’s wonders, the adventures onboard are truly memorable and perfect for those hungry for a taste of tropical paradise. A 1 PM return ensures everyone is back just in time for lunch at Essence restaurant, where fresh local ingredients grace plates for a true taste of island life.The journey of discovery needn’t stop there, with endangered mangrove forests just a few minutes’ kayak away and the lush forests surrounding Na Muang Waterfall waiting to be explored by intrepid hikers. Meanwhile, additional longtail boat trips can be arranged for a full day of island hopping and snorkeling for guests who can’t get enough of life on the high seas.To book an island getaway at Avani+ Samui Resort, visit HERE or contact reservations by phone on +66 2 365 9110 or email:  reserveavani@avanihotels.comAbout Avani Hotels & ResortsLaunched in response to a growing global group of discerning world travellers whose priorities are service, style and value, Avani Hotels & Resorts is a contemporary, upbeat brand that delivers the perfect balance. With a focus on good sleep, effective social spaces, locally sourced sustenance and genuine service. Avani welcomes guests to over 20 properties in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Laos, with a pipeline of further openings in Australia, Asia, Indian Ocean and the Middle East.Avani is part of the DISCOVERY loyalty programme. Source = Avani+ Samuilast_img read more

Tobacco and cigarettes seized

first_imgTobacco and cigarettes were seized from two people in the Nicosia district on Tuesday, the customs department announced.On Tuesday morning, customs officers found 7.5kg of Old Holborn tobacco and 2,300 cigarettes in the home and vehicle of a Nicosia resident.As the items were not labelled in Greek and Turkish as is required by law it was assumed that they were illegally imported from the north.The suspect was arrested and his vehicle confiscated, while he was also charged €7,000 for taxes and the use of his vehicle to transport the illegal goods.He was released and the car was returned after paying the amount.The products were destroyed by the customs officers.At noon on the same day, members of the department found 750g of tobacco in a resident’s vehicle.The suspect admitted bringing over the tobacco from the north. The duty due was €156.The case was settled with an out-of-court order and the suspect paid a total of €600.You May LikeFood PreventHow To Clear Arteries Safely And Reduce Cholesterol FastFood PreventUndomydayoff.meTop 10 Luxury Bicycles Created by Car Brandsmydayoff.meUndoCBS NewsThe 50 Worst Movies Of 2018, RankedCBS NewsUndo Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoRussian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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But Sardesai, fresh from its sacking of Digvijaya Singh as a central overseer, Jr. whose work inspired the original Jurassic Park novel Rutgers botany professor Lena Struwe named the species Strychnos electri after the Greek word for amber "Strychnos electri has likely been extinct for a long time" she said in a statement "But many new species living and unfortunately soon-to-be-extinct species are discovered by scientists every year" Contact us at editors@timecomArizona Sen John McCain the 2008 Republican presidential nominee will campaign for the first time on behalf of his friend Sen Lindsey Graham in New Hampshire next week According to a Graham spokesperson McCain who won the 2000 and 2008 New Hampshire primaries will appear with the South Carolina senator at a barbecue at a VFW hall in Littleton NH on Saturday Aug 1 The pair will campaign in the state throughout the weekend McCain’s in-person assistance is critical for Graham who is casting his message as the natural successor to McCain’s “straight talk” combining a hawkish foreign policy with calls to reform the immigration system preserve the environment and modernize entitlement programs It comes as a bevy of 2016 contenders are hoping to deploy a “tell-it-like-it-is” campaign in the Granite State The pair traveled extensively together in 2008 when Graham was a ubiquitous presence on McCain’s campaign bus and plane Together with former Connecticut Sen Joe Lieberman the trio branded themselves as “the three amigos” (The three were united in New York last week at an event opposing President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran) In an interview with TIME last month McCain praised Graham for being a “happy warrior” on the campaign trial “He’s been on it with me for so long he knows that one of the things that’s important about a campaign is to enjoy it and that enjoyment many times will transmit itself to the voter” McCain said “He’s going to be a happy warrior He already is And sometime that’s very helpful in getting support particularly when sometimes the face-to-face contact is what you get with voters in Iowa and particularly New Hampshire” In 2012 McCain held off endorsing anyone until the day after the Iowa Caucuses when he appeared with former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney at a joint New Hampshire town hall as the eventual GOP nominee and McCain’s once bitter primary rival sought to consolidate the party’s support Write to Zeke J Miller at zekemiller@timecomFew things make a science teacher happier than hearing a child call an idea weird If you speak fluent child (and a good science teacher does) weird doesn’t mean what it usually meansodd off-putting It means interesting mystifying and deeply deeply cool Finding stuff weird was how Hakeem Oluseyi realized he was interested in science as a child He liked dinosaurs sure but mostly the bizarre ones The same was true for his fascination with modern animals and the same was true too for his interest in space Any kid can take a shine to planets and moons but Oluseyi was also drawn to the through-the-looking-glass physics of the cosmos with its elastic time and its telescoping dimensions TIME Health Newsletter Get the latest health and science news plus: burning questions and expert tips View Sample Sign Up Now These days Oluseyi is an associate professor of physics and space sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology And while teaching science to college students is his day job introducing science to younger kids is where he spends his outside-the-classroom energy hosting the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science and contributing regularly to Discovery Education Oluseyi has also just released a book Spaceopedia published by Discovery and by Liberty Street (a division of Time Books) that aims to make space from its most basic to its most sweeping comprehensible and more important irresistible to kids TIMEcom recently chatted with Oluseyi and asked him for his top five ways to teach science to kids and by extension to anybody else Keep it complexsort of: One of the biggest mistakes teachers and scientists make is assuming that technical detail is beyond their listeners To an extent that’s true; it’s fine to describe the way time dilates as objects accelerate but don’t ask a lay audience to work the equations with you But that streamlining can easily go too far “You see teachers and scientists breaking things down to a level that they just become inaccurate” Ouseyi says “You want to reach an audience that’s knowledgeable and up to date” And if the audience is not that way to begin with it’s the educator’s job to get them there “That means making things comprehensible without dumbing them down” he says But keep it simple too: Folksy beats formal and conversational beats technical every time The best science instructors are the ones who feel the thrill and understand the wonder in what they’re teaching Even if it’s the ten thousandth time they’ve covered the material it’s the first time for many of the listeners Tone in this case is everything “I have an advantage” says Oluseyi “and that’s that I’m from rural Mississippi I don’t have to break things down too much because that’s just the way I talk and that’s my fail safe” But good pedagogy is hardly just about geography “If you really understand something you should always be able to explain it” he says R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Established science may be a fixed thing but the people learning about it come from all kinds of backgrounds with all manner of biases misconceptions even fearsespecially kids Spend even a little time listening to the news or simply moving through the world and you could be forgiven for thinking that climate change is a hoax vaccines are deadly and any moment an errant asteroid is going to wipe us all out Science teachers get a bellyful of this stuff and can be forgiven for growing impatient with it but the exasperated educator is an ineffective educator This is particularly true when it comes to the collision of religion and science “Faith varies everywhere on the planet” says Oluseyi “and all of those differences are fine But E = MC2 is the same everywhere I’m always happy to explain that” Admit what you don’t know: Two of the most powerful words a science teacher can utter are “beats me” and there are plenty of questions to which that is a very good answer: Why does the universe exist How will it end Will humans ever become extinct Acknowledging what you don’t know but explaining what you do can go a long way toward democratizing sciencemaking it clear that even the teacher lacks some of the answers That’s important too when it comes to explaining the differences among various branches of science Math and physics are provable and knowable down to the last decimal point But other disciplinespaleontology biology climatologyinvolve a lot of prediction and analysis “Medicine has a margin of error of plus or minus a lifetime” says Oluseyi There’s nothing wrong with owning up to that uncertainty Go big or go home: Don’t be afraid to push the limits If kids have stayed with you through one level of complexity take them to the next When they’ve learned about the planets say give them the moonsand after that the asteroids and the comets and the Kuiper Belt objects Maybe they’ll quit when you get to the Oort cloud but you’ll never know if you don’t try As long as you’re excited about what you’re teaching you’ve got a fair shot that they’ll be excited too When they quit asking questions that’s as good a sign as any that you’ve at last hit the wall Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecom the whole entire situation about women is not really funny. as she should, along with all his ministers’, minutes after holding his last Cabinet meeting. according to authorities. 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