Bombay HC to hear Maratha quota petitions on December 10

first_imgThe Bombay High Court will hear petitions on 16% reservation to Marathas on December 10.A Division Bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice M.S. Karnik was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Dr Jayanti Patil, founder of a body called – Indian Constitutionalists Counsel, which wants the reservation to be struck down as NEET forms have been issued and the recruitment for teachers has also begun. Senior Counsel VA Thorat said pending petitions at HC had opposed the reservation on the basis of 2014 Act but now the new Act has come in place.Advocate Sadavarte said in the present situation “there are around two lakh applicants in the State who annually apply for the engineering and the medical courses with the new reservation there will be only 32% seats left for the open category.”An intervention application filed by Dr. Kanchan Vadgaonkar opposing the PIL urges that reservation should be allowed. The court will hear both petitions on December 10.last_img read more

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Show of grit

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments The Ginebra victory and Phoenix Petroleum’s 104-100 conquest of GlobalPort in the first game knocked Blackwater out of the playoff race.The Fuel Masters will face TNT KaTropa on Sunday for the remaining quarterfinal berth with the winner clashing with twice-to-beat San Miguel Beer in the quarterfinals.Magnolia battles GlobalPort armed with the same advantage, while NLEX and Alaska clash in the other best-of-three quarterfinal series.Facing elimination, the Fuel Masters survived GlobalPort’s furious comeback in the first game. Matthew Wright had 32 points, but the Phoenix nearly blew a 31-point lead before winding up with a 5-6 record like Talk ’N Text and GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT Streaking Petron, F2 Logisitcs renew rivalry Ginebra finally made key plays in the third overtime against a suddenly cold-shooting Rain or Shine squad to forge a 100-92 victory and secure the fourth seed in the quarterfinals.Jervy Cruz hit a jumper with 34.1 seconds remaining and LA Tenorio buried cushion free throws as the Gin Kings avoided a difficult knockout duel against Blackwater for the eighth seed in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutInstead, the Gin Kings will end up as the fourth seed with a duel against the same Rain or Shine team that pushed them to the limit on the final day of the elimination round.Japeth Aguilar had 20 points in 51 minutes to lead Ginebra, which wound up with a 6-5 record just like NLEX and Rain or Shine. The Gin Kings, however, grabbed the fourth seed when quotient was applied. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Ginebra vs Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESDragged into a dogfight, Barangay Ginebra showcased its trademark grit and resilience to come away with a victory that could go a long way in its hopes of going deep in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But if this was a sign of things to come, the road to the top won’t be any easier for the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Guj: Rajputs, Dalits clash over youth sporting moustache

first_imgAhmedabad, Aug 2 (PTI) Members of Dalit and Rajput communities clashed in an Ahmedabad neighbourhood after Karadia Rajputs, an OBC group, allegedly objected to a Dalit youth wearing shorts and sporting a moustache, police said today.The clash took place in Kavitha village on Tuesday night, following which members of both the groups have filed complaints against each other at Bavla police station, P D Manvar, deputy superintendent of police, said.He added that up to five people from the Rajput community have been detained for questioning.In his complaint, Ramanbhai Makwana has alleged that seven people attacked his nephew Vijay on July 31, when he had gone to a shop in the village.Makwana has alleged that the seven people, reportedly belonging to the Rajput community, made casteist slurs against Vijay for wearing shorts and keeping a moustache, a Bavla police official said.The complainant stated that later a few Rajput men came in a pick-up truck and attacked Makwana’s brother Vinubhai and the latter’s sons Vijay and Sanjay.Another police official said a few Rajput men, including Gambhirsinh Rathod, were booked on charges of attempt to murder, criminal intimidation and relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.In his counter-complaint, Rathod has alleged that it was Vijay, along with others, who attacked them.Rathod has told police that Vijay held a grudge against them following a verbal spat between Dalit and Rajput youths at a primary school on July 29. PTI PJT PD BNM ABHABHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Shreyas Iyer hits fifty as India A win series 1-0 against South Africa A

first_imgHalf-centuries from captain Shreyas Iyer and Ankit Bawne as India A drew teh second match against South Africa A on Monday at Bengaluru.The result also meant that India clinched the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first four day match by an innings and 30 runs.Starting the final day on 294 for 7, the Proteas added 25 runs losing the remaining three wickets to get all out for 319 in 98.2 overs.Mohammed Siraj (4/72) and Ankit Rajpoot (3/52) shared bulk of the spoils while limited overs specialist Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed two for 84 in 22 overs.With a slender 26-run lead, India A finished their second essay at 181 for 4 with Iyer (65) and Bawne (64 no) steadying the ship with a 86-run stand for the fourth wicket.Iyer hit four boundaries and four sixes in 103 balls while Bawne hit nine boundaries in 100 deliveries.This was after Prithvi Shaw (4) and Mayank Agarwal (28) were dismissed cheaply.”I am happy that I got some runs under my belt. For sure, there was nothing wrong in my batting in the last two innings, just that I needed to convert 30s into big scores, which I tried focussing on,” Iyer told reporters at post-match press conference.The match was called off at tea after heavens opened up.Brief Score: India A first innings: 345 all out in 101 Overs (GH Vihari 148; D Olivier 6/63)South Africa A first innings: 319 all out in 98.2 Overs (Zubayr Hamza 93, SJ Erwee 58; Mohammad Siraj 4/72; Ankit Rajpoot 3/52; YS Chahal 2/84)India A 2nd innings: 181 for 4 in 51 overs (Shreyas Iyer 65; Ankit Bawne 65 not out; Duanne Olivier 2/24; Seuran Muthusamy 2/45).advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Royal Enfield launches Classic Signals 350 Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand

first_imgRoyal Enfield has launched the Classic Signals 350 motorcycle in two new colors in India. Conceived as a tribute to Royal Enfield’s 65 years of association with the Indian armed forces (since 1952) the Classic Signals 350 is inspired by the Enfields that have been in service, and the men and women who ride them.Expanding Royal Enfield’s offering in the 350cc segment and building on the military heritage, the Classic Signals 350 will be available in two colors – Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand. These new motorcycles will be available with a dedicated collection of gear and over 40 motorcycle accessories that include panniers and steel engine guards.Launching the Classic Signals 350 motorcycles, Rudratej (Rudy) Singh – President Royal Enfield said “We have been associated with Indian Armed Forces since in the early 1950’s and continue to be the largest supplier of motorcycles to the armed forces till date. Inspired by this association we are happy to launch the Classic Signals 350 Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand; two motorcycles that represent our pride of partnering with the men and women who guard our skies and our land.”The two new color schemes – Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand of the Classic Signals have taken inspiration from coveted units of the Indian Armed Forces. These motorcycles will sport a distinctive stenciled number on the tank representing the production number. Each motorcycle will have a unique number, making each of them an exclusive and one-of-its-kind motorcycles. The Classic Signals 350 stands out complimented by its blacked out scheme on the engine, silencer and wheels and dark tan seat.advertisementWith the Classic Signals 350, Royal Enfield will introduce Dual Channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) for its customers. The dual-channel ABS helps prevents wheel locking under sudden application of brakes providing riders with better braking efficiency.Revealing the price of the Classic Signals 350 motorcycles Shaji Koshy – Head India Business+, Royal Enfield said “Classic Signals 350 will be available for bookings from August 28th onwards, across all stores in India. The motorcycle will be retailed at a price of Rs 161,728 (ex-showroom Chennai). Our consumers can also choose from a collection of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, all of which will come with a 2-year warranty.”An array of Gear, inspired by the celebrated motorcycling legacy, ranging from shirts, t-shirts, caps, lapel pins, bags and helmets will also be available. There will be more than 40 Genuine Motorcycle Accessories. These will include heavy-duty water-resistant military panniers, a wide range of durable steel engine guards, touring seats with 3D mesh technology for increased comfort, windshield kit for increased wind protection, durable and corrosion resistant solo rear racks and cast aluminum wheels and many more to choose from.last_img read more

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Blake Corum, Country’s No. 17 RB, Announces Commitment

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling the University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Four-star running back Blake Corum is a top prospect who many teams have had their eyes on. After making several visits over the past few weeks, he’s settled on a college for 2020.Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Corum revealed that he would be choosing the University of Michigan. His announcement follows a visit to the Michigan campus this past weekend.This is home… CommittedCorum is the No. 202 overall prospect in the country per 247Sports. He is the No. 17 running back in the nation and the No. 8 player from the state of Maryland.This is home… Committed pic.twitter.com/ZjM7cPD34j— #2⃣4⃣BeSavage (@blake_corum) June 27, 2019Per his scouting report, he recently ran a 4.44 forty-yard dash, demonstrating his remarkable speed.In choosing Michigan, Corum turned down offers from arch-rival Ohio State, along with LSU, Michigan State, and Kentucky.Corum joins a Michigan recruiting class that is looking very sharp heading into 2020. 247Sports currently ranks the class No. 8 in the nation and No. 2 in the Big Ten.The rise in the rankings comes following a big weekend of recruiting that has already seen eight players join the program.Jim Harbaugh has done a great job of recruiting this year – as he often does. Hopefully he can get it to translate into getting those one or two extra wins he needs to return the Wolverines to national title contention.last_img read more

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NADA to start testing cricketers during Duleep games, BCCI wants only doctors as DCOs

first_imgNADA to start testing cricketers during Duleep games, BCCI wants only doctors as DCOsBoard of Cricket for Cricket in India recently came under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency allowing it to test India cricketers. The apex body of India cricket has handed the full itinerary of the domestic games for the season to the NADO. advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 13:58 IST Photo for representation (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSNADA is expected to test players in Duleep Trophy from August 23BCCI has requested qualified doctors to test India cricketersNADA has only 16 registered doctors among 11 empanelled contractual personsThe National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will start testing the players registered under Indian cricket board during the next Duleep Trophy game in Bengaluru, having agreed to BCCI’s demands for qualified medical practitioners as Lead Dope Control Officers (LDCO).Recently, BCCI’s GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim and head of anti-doping unit Dr Abhijit Salvi met senior NADA officials, including Director General Naveen Agarwal, to discuss the road map after the country’s richest sporting body came under its ambit.”We are looking forward towards commencing this partnership soon beginning from Duleep Trophy,” the NADA had announced after the meeting.While NADA is not expected to test any players during the ongoing opening game between India Blue and India Green teams in Bengaluru, there is a possibility of carrying out a few tests during the next game which starts on August 23.The BCCI, on its part, handed the full itinerary of the domestic games for the season, including the dates and venues, so that the NADA can prepare its cricket testing calendar.”The Duleep Trophy has already started and probably they will be coming for later matches. They haven’t specified whether they are planning target testing or random testing. It is expected there will be a few tests done on match days (in-competition),” Salvi told PTI.The BCCI’s anti-doping officer cleared the air about how exactly the Board is going to “pay extra” (differential cost as said by CEO Rahul Johri) to ensure highest standards are maintained during tests that are carried out.advertisement”Our primary concern was about quality of Dope Control Officers (DCOs) and time taken for disposal of cases. NADA has assured us about both. What we have requested is that we would like DCOs assigned for BCCI tests to be registered medical practitioners (MBBS) with knowledge of anti-doping,” Salvi said.The moment the DCO is a doctor, there will be excess charges involved and BCCI will be paying that, which BCCI CEO has already clarified.Asked whether it will be possible for the NADA to arrange for so many qualified doctors, considering the number of matches that BCCI organises, Salvi had a solution.”When IDTM (International Doping Tests and Management of Sweden) used to collect samples, they would assign medical practitioners. We suggested the NADA if they can empanel IDTM registered doctors,” Salvi said.A look at NADA’s website would suggest that the qualification for DCOs is science graduates and the remuneration paid is Rs 20,000 per month. The DCOs are hired on contractual basis.Currently there are 111 empanelled contractual persons under NADA which includes Lead Dope Control Officers (LDCOs), DCOs, Blood Collection Officers (BCOs) and Chaperones.In the list of 111, there are only 16 registered doctors — all designated as LDCOs. Out of those 16, there are 12 who are based out of Pune and four are residing in Thiruvananthapuram.However, there are questions whether NADA can always have qualified doctors as DCOs for all BCCI assignments.”Why will qualified doctors be interested in urine sample collection of cricketers just because BCCI is ready to pay the differential costs?” questioned an official, who is privy to NADA functioning.”It’s a simple thing. Do qualified doctors visit our homes to collect samples? So why will this be any different for BCCI?” the official asked further.It is also learnt that the BCCI won’t mind if NADA gives prior notice as some of its venues are open ones and they need to build a separate sanitised ‘Dope Control Room’.For example, if random tests are carried out at a ground like JU (Salt Lake 2nd campus, in Kolkata), it has a county like dressing room where there isn’t any separate room.The BCCI carried out around 275 tests during last season when it had employed IDTM for sample collection but it is to be seen as to how many cricketers’ tests NADA carries out considering it is only 11 months left for the Olympics in Tokyo.Also Read | World Cup semi-final defeat my biggest disappointment in last 2 years: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | India vs West Indies A: Cheteshwar Pujara hits hundred, Rohit Sharma shines on Day 1Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow NADAFollow BCCIFollow Duleep TrophyFollow India cricket dopinglast_img read more

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CBI searches at premises of former MP Ateeq Ahmad

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI is carrying out searches at the premises of former MP Ateeq Ahmad, who has been booked in a case of alleged assault and abduction of a businessman while in UP’s Deoria prison, officials said Wednesday.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has already registered a case against the former Samajwadi Party MP from Uttar Pradesh on charges of abduction and assault of real estate dealer Mohit Jaiswal in December 2018.The case was registered last month following a direction of the Supreme Court, the officials said.last_img read more

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Trudeau border crossers task force to review next steps for asylum seekers

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate Wednesday in a Montreal meeting with the federal-provincial task force charged with managing an unprecedented flow of asylum seekers over the Canada-U.S. border.While officials say the number of those crossing into Quebec has declined to about 140 a day this week compared to from 250 a day last week, the federal government continues to ramp up its ability to process their claims for refugee status — and to be ready for a potential new spike in arrivals.More than 6,000 people have crossed illegally into Quebec from New York since July, the vast majority Haitians. They’re believed to be fleeing an announcement by the U.S. government that it is considering lifting temporary protected status for Haitian nationals, meaning thousands could end up deported back to Haiti.But they’re not the only group facing that policy change: temporary protected status for citizens from nine other countries is set to expire in the coming months and there’s no guarantee the U.S. will renew it.Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he’s aware citizens from those countries could very well be seeking to tread the same rocky paths over the Canada-U.S. border as Haitians continue to do.Canada doesn’t know if protected status will be lifted, Hussen said in an interview Tuesday.“Every country has a sovereign right to decide who comes into their country, who stays, who gets removed and the United States is no exception,” he said.“But we will be vigorous, we will be proactive.”The federal Liberals have been accused by the Opposition Conservatives of being anything but proactive in their response to the increased numbers of asylum seekers coming into Canada since the start of the year.While the change in U.S. policy is likely the root cause of the Haitians migration, they’ve been spurred as well by false information circulating since the spring on social media and elsewhere, claiming that Canada will give them special status because of their temporary protected position in the U.S.Hussen said it was not fair to suggest the government hasn’t been doing enough outreach.He noted that he and others have been stressing for months that those crossing illegally into Canada have no guarantee of asylum and have also repeatedly pointed out that all security screening procedures are being followed.It was, however, was only last week that Canadian consulates in the U.S. were drafted into efforts to clear up misconceptions about Canada’s system.On Wednesday, Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg will travel to Miami for direct contact with the Haitian diaspora there, using his status as a member of Canada’s Haitian community and fluent Creole skills to try and manage the issue.Dubourg is also a member of the task force that will meet in Montreal.He said in an interview with The Canadian Press this week that, for now, he’s unaware of any efforts being made to directly reach out to groups from other countries who could be looking to come to Canada.Trudeau is also scheduled to meet Haitian community leaders in Montreal on Wednesday.Hussen said the efforts underway in Canada to deal with the current flow will stand the government in good stead should there be another wave.Among the measures to be discussed Wednesday include progress in increasing the number of immigration officers available in both Montreal and Cornwall, Ont., — where hundreds of asylum seekers are being temporarily housed — in order to process claims faster.Eventually, the goal is to build a mobile team of immigration officials who could process claims on site — a group that could be deployed should another surge materialize.last_img read more

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Talks aimed at resolving issue that closed Ontario provincial park continue MNR

first_imgGRAND BEND, Ont. – Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says talks continue in an effort to resolve an issue that led to the closure of a provincial park nearly two weeks ago.Pinery Provincial Park in southwestern Ontario was closed to the public on Nov. 9 after demonstrators set up a trailer by the front gate in support of what police said was a land claim.Ministry spokeswoman Emily Kirk says the trailer has been moved so that it now blocks the park entrance.Kirk says the ministry and Ontario Provincial Police are involved in discussions with the individuals involved.The park near Grand Bend, Ont., boasts about 10 kilometres of sand beach along Lake Huron and 21 square kilometres of forests and rolling dunes.It has been the site of land claim protests in the past.An Aboriginal family led by demonstrator Maynard T. George has made several attempts to “repossess” Pinery Provincial Park in past years, saying the land belongs to approximately 100 of his great-grandfather’s descendants.In 2004, then Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant told the legislature that George’s claim was “an individual grievance” and not a land claim.Bryant noted that the First Nations in the area — Kettle and Stony Point First Nation — had said that they didn’t endorse the grievance and that they have no land claim at Pinery.Pinery Park is near Camp Ipperwash, where a land claim demonstration turned deadly in 1995 when a police sniper killed Dudley George — no relation to Maynard George — during a raid on the protesters’ camp.The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation approved the deal with the federal government in 2015 to settle that claim.last_img read more

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Perry Bellegarde reelected as chief of Assembly of First Nations

first_imgVANCOUVER – Perry Bellegarde has reclaimed his seat as national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, in an election that also saw his challengers accuse the federal government of interference.Bellegarde won 328 of the 522 votes in a second ballot, giving him just over the 60 per cent needed to be elected as leader for a second term.Bellegarde, who is from the Little Black Bear First Nation in Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan, has said his close relationship with the federal government has secured billions of dollars in new funding for Indigenous issues over the last three budgets. He has been criticized by other candidates for being too cosy with Ottawa.Following his election, he said the assembly’s strong voice has meant positive change for Indigenous communities.First Nations leaders are “bringing about policy and legislative change, and starting to see investments in education, in water, in housing, in health care, and commitments to really do something vital to our survival as Indigenous peoples by bringing about the Indigenous Languages Revitalization Act. So (the federal government is) responding to our agenda that we’re putting in front of them,” Bellegarde said.Sheila North of Manitoba won 125 votes, Miles Richardson of B.C. won 59 votes and Russ Diabo of Quebec won 10 votes.Katherine Whitecloud of Manitoba was eliminated in the first round of voting for having the fewest number of votes.The vote in Vancouver sparked some controversy, as all four of Bellegarde’s challengers claimed election interference by the federal government because Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett was at the convention during the vote.“Our four candidates are standing together to make sure at least the integrity of our decision(-making) political process is protected and honoured amongst our people. We do not condone the interference of the federal government, and anyone who does should be accountable to this assembly,” Richardson said.North said Bennett’s presence represented a “disgusting display of interference” and a direct attack by the Liberal government on the assembly, while Diabo called for the minister to be sanctioned.“This is what we’re talking about, running our own affairs. We don’t need the federal government to interfere in our elections,” she said.Both North and Richardson said they accepted the election results in their concession speeches, while Diabo said there would be consequences — a statement that was met with boos from the audience.Bennett’s office issued a statement saying the minister was invited by Chief Marlene Poitras of Alberta to listen to her regional concerns, and at no point was the election for national chief discussed.“In no way did the minister interfere in the electoral process for national chief. This is a decision for First Nations to make without outside interference,” the statement said.Bellegarde said he considered it the right of the Alberta caucus to invite the cabinet minister.“They’ve got regional issues and national issues of concern they wanted to raise directly to the minister and that’s their right, that’s their call,” he said.Bellegarde said he will use his next term to continue working with federal and provincial governments to improve quality of life for Indigenous peoples, including closing the gap in youth suicide rates, which are five to seven times the national average, and putting resources toward the 40,000 First Nations children who are in foster care.“This gap is not good for us and it’s not good for Canada. So once we start closing this gap it’s good for our people but ultimately it’s good for the country as a whole,” he said.last_img read more

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12th annual Printemps du MAC ELO LEO a spectacular event benefitting the

first_img“Springtime in Montréal always has a special vibe, and this festive, happy and electric evening captures that feeling perfectly. It’s a terrific event to organize, and it supports a vital cause: the Foundation of the MAC. Being a part of it is a very hands-on way to support the Foundation and, in so doing, remind people of the importance of contemporary art in the affirmation and development of our culture and its immeasurable value to our society,” says Stefanie Stergiotis(Transat A.T.), Co-chair of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee.ELO LEO: A timeless soirée enlivened by beatnik sounds and geometric designsCreated by La Maison W, in collaboration with the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee, the evening theme is a phonetic salute to Leonard Cohen’s work and will cap the Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything exhibition in memorable fashion.The theme is also inspired by the beatnik movement. “This period is synonymous with freedom and rebirth, just like spring. So we took this artistic movement and added a touch of modern. As soon as guests arrive, they will be immersed in a monochromatic graphic universe, where shapes, lines, curves and crosshatching will create a hypnotic effect,” explains Nikolaos Lerakis, Managing Director at La Maison W Montréal.TICKETS ON SALE NOWPrice: $175A receipt for charitable donations will be issued for the eligible portion of the amount.To buy tickets:www.printempsdumac.comOr contact us at 514-847-6272 / fondation.mac@macm.orgPrintemps du MAC 2018 Organizing Committee, Montréal’s can’t-miss event this springThe Foundation of the MAC wishes to offer its heartfelt thanks to Honorary Chair Martin-Luc Archambault (AmpMe), Co-chairs Alexandra Mohsen (SSENSE Canada) and Stefanie Stergiotis (Transat A.T.), as well as the members of the Printemps du MAC 2018 Organizing Committee, who so graciously put in the time and effort to make the event a success.Members: Alexandra De Roy (SNC-Lavalin), Ariane Bisaillon (Blakes), Catherine Plourde (De Grandpré Joli-Coeur), Isabelle Nazon (McCarthy Tétrault), Luana-Ann Church (Quebecor), Lysandre Laferrière (Gowling WLG), Marie-Josée Therrien (BDC), Marion-Isabelle Muszynski (BNC), Shady Ahmad (Budge Studios), Virginie Bourgeois (Danone Waters), Annette Nguyen (Newad), Benjamin Lessard-Nguyen (Freedom 55 Financial), Isabelle Nazon (McCarthy), Marc-Antoine Dufresne(BFL Canada), Sophie La Flèche (Stingray).Printemps du MAC was created in 2006 as a means to raise awareness among younger generations of contemporary art and the crucial role the MAC plays in protecting and promoting this heritage in Quebec, Canada and the world.Every year, the event dazzles under the guidance of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee, a group of young philanthropists passionate about contemporary art, whose mission is to plan a unique event with genuine added value for guests as well as provide the MAC with exposure benefitting the Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain.Since its inception, the Printemps du MAC event has raised nearly $1,200,000 for the Foundation. When you buy tickets, you are supporting the MAC and its Foundation in a very real way, while also contributing to our society’s cultural and artistic enhancement.About the MAC FoundationThe Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is dedicated to supporting the museum in its various activities, with a focus on building the collection, mounting exhibitions and maintaining educational programs. To achieve this mission, the Foundation’s mandate is to raise funds from organizations and individuals interested in promoting and preserving contemporary art from Québec, Canada and abroad. In this way, the Foundation helps raise the profile of the collection at the heart of Canada’s premier institution devoted exclusively to contemporary art.About the Musée d’art contemporain de MontréalLocated in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is also a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive permanent collection. They may feature every form of expression: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that extend the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.macm.org/en/About La Maison WLa Maison W has offices in Montreal and Paris, comprising a team of strategic advisors, designers, architects and copywriters. La Maison W mobilizes its expertise in design, branding and architecture to help brands build unique and memorable client experiences. La Maison W’s most notable clients include Maripier Morin, Ivanhoé-Cambridge, Montreal Museumof Contemporary Art, Roland-Garros, Sofitel and Pernod Ricard. The Printemps du MAC (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Facebook MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2018 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is the place to be this coming Friday, April 13, from 9 p.m. on, when it holds the 12th edition of the famous Printemps du MAC event. The exceptional event, inspired by this year’s theme ELO LEO, will offer a nod to Leonard Cohen with a geometric take on the Beat culture, and will take place in a museum that has been utterly transformed for the occasion. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Musée Foundation, whose mission is to support the MAC in its various areas of activity: building the collection, producing exhibitions, promoting contemporary art and offering educational programs.This essential event on Montréal’s spring social calendar is well known for its inventive celebratory style, its eye-popping themes, its trendy attendees and its avant-garde taste. This year, the event will once again welcome more than 1,000 young professionals to an exclusive cocktail reception where all present will be invited to share in cultural and gastronomic discovery. Throughout the evening, participants will be able to groove to the music of DJ Thomas H, bid on various prizes offered in the silent auction and enjoy a very special opportunity to visit the Musée’s exhibitions in a unique, elegant and festive atmosphere.“What makes this event unlike any other fundraiser is its twofold mission: raise money to support the MAC’s activities and expose young professionals to contemporary art by having them spend an evening at the Musée,” explains Alexandra Mohsen (SSENCE), Co-chair of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee. “It’s much more than a party. The Committee plans the artistic side of the evening for months to put on an event like no other, year after year.” Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Intransigence of Hamas Government will affect aid UN Middle East partners

“The Quartet welcomed President Abbas’ call for the new Palestinian Government to commit to a platform of peace and, having carefully assessed the programme of the new government approved on March 28, noted with grave concern that the new Government has not committed to the principles” spelled out by the Quartet in a pronouncement made soon after the January elections, the group said in a formal statement.Those principles include the acceptance of previous agreements including the Road Map peace plan – steps to be taken concurrently by the Israelis and Palestinians toward a two-state solution – it sponsors. read more

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Staples to speed up closure of about 15 US stores plans to

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2012 5:57 pm MDT FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Staples is speeding up the closure of about 15 of its U.S. stores and plans to close 45 stores and some delivery businesses in Europe.The office products company also says it will invest more in its online and mobile efforts and will expand the product assortment that it offers to its business customers.The announcement didn’t include any closures in Canada.Staples Inc. said Tuesday that these moves and other actions are part of a strategic plan to better serve customers’ needs and accelerate growth.Staples is trying to adapt to the evolving needs of its customers. Last month the company reported that its second-quarter net income fell as sales of computers, software, and basic office supplies softened. Computer sales have been pressured by the introduction to many offices of the computer tablet and other mobile devices. Traffic is also down at Staples’ stores and Europe continues to be a weak spot.The chain expects the U.S. store closings will result in a charge of about $35 million in the fourth quarter. For fiscal 2012, it anticipates about 30 U.S. store closings. Staples also expects 30 stores will be scaled down and stores being relocated.In Europe, the store closures are expected to occur before the end of fiscal 2012. The company has also tapped John Wilson to serve as president of Staples Europe. Wilson succeeds Rob Vale, who is retiring.The retailer says its U.S. retail and online businesses will now be run by Demos Parneros. Joe Doody will continue to lead the North American contract and Quill.com businesses, and will assume leadership of supply chain and customer service operations in North America.Staples expects its actions to result in charges of $145 million to $195 million by the end of fiscal 2012. It also foresees a third-quarter goodwill impairment charge of $790 million to $850 million within its European retail and catalogue businesses.The company says it is still looking into additional operational and strategic opportunities for its European operations, which includes the potential sale of its European printing systems business. It anticipates taking a third-quarter charge of $15 million to $20 million as it classifies the European printing systems business as discontinued operations.The chain will also take a charge of $20 million by fiscal 2012’s end as it rebrands its Australian business.The Framingham, Mass., company anticipates annual savings of about $250 million by the end of fiscal 2015.Staples’s stock fell 55 cents, or 4.5 per cent, to close at $11.80 Tuesday. Its shares hit a 52-week low of $10.57 in late August and peaked for the year at $16.93 in March.The company has stores in 26 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Staples to speed up closure of about 15 US stores, plans to close 45 stores in Europe AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ohio State womens soccer ready for tilt with Indiana Hoosiers

Senior goalkeeper Rachel Middleman takes a free kick during a match against Illinios Sept. 20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy chiefComing off a 1-1 draw against Illinois in its last match, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is set to host undefeated Indiana.Thursday afternoon’s match will be the second Big Ten game for the Buckeyes this season. OSU players said they notice a change in play when it comes to conference games.“It’s just a whole different ball game. The girls are so physical, and so feisty, bigger actually, physically bigger than the other teams we play,” sophomore goalkeeper Jillian McVicker said.McVicker and senior Rachel Middleman have split time in goal almost evenly this season. In nine games this year, The Buckeyes have only allowed six goals between them. The 0.67 goals against average is good enough for third best in the conference, tied with Iowa.“I feel like we both compliment each other and the team really well,” McVicker said of the goalies splitting time.Freshman forward Nichelle Prince leads the Buckeye offense this year scoring five goals while recording four assists. The 14 points for the first-year Buckeye has her tied for 10th in the Big Ten.“She’s definitely a strong player up top, has amazing touch and super fast,” said freshman forward Lindsay Agnew of Prince. “Her presence on the field kind of calms people down, and any goal could happen any second.”Prince, originally from Ajax, Ontario, said she is still adjusting to her role with the Buckeyes.“It’s new coming into a new environment, but the players have been really open to helping us,” Prince said. “We have a decent start right now and a lot more games to do well.”On offense, the Buckeyes have been working hard to improve on their ability to finish.“We really focused on our final passes, because we have a lot of opportunities in games, but the final pass and the final shot are a little off sometimes. We’ve just been working on a lot of patterns to capitalize that,” McVicker said.Indiana is 8-0-1 on the season, and the Hoosiers have only allowed two goals so far. Those figures, however, have not changed the practices for the Buckeyes this week.“We usually just practice the same, and adjust a few things depending on the opponent,” Prince said.Senior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy leads the Hoosiers in scoring with six goals. Indiana averages 2.33 goals a match, good for sixth best in the conference.The match is set to begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Rita Wilson receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek American actress Rita Wilson received the her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hers was the 2,659th star, positioned just four stars away from that of her legendary husband, actor/filmmaker Tom Hanks.She was extremely excited at the ceremony attended by her husband of 30 years and sons, Chet and Truman. Celebrity friends also came to support her, including Julia Roberts, Martin Short, Larry David and Nia Vardalos. On the same day as the star, her new album Halfway to Home was also released on Friday.The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. It is a popular tourist destination.last_img read more

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Jabulani le ballon de la Coupe du Monde seraitil trop parfait

first_imgJabulani : le ballon de la Coupe du Monde serait-il trop parfait ?Afrique du Sud – Jabulani, ou la pomme de discorde entre les ingénieurs et les footballeurs. Le ballon au nom exotique, conçu spécialement pour la Coupe du Monde, serait en effet “trop parfait”, ce qui le rendrait assez imprévisible sur sol rugueux selon les témoignages de footballeurs. Un ballon de football est en principe constitué de trente-deux pièces (vingt hexagones et douze pentagones), alors que pour le Jabulani d’Adidas, seuls huit éléments sont assemblés grâce à une technique de soudage thermique.Malheureusement, cette nouveauté ne fait pas l’unanimité. La stabilité, la résistance et la précision du ballon sont remises en cause par les simulations informatiques du professeur Derek Leinweber de l’université d’Adélaïde (Australie). Pour lui, le ballon va plus vite que les autres et subit plus de déformations.Les gardiens de buts sont les plus mal logés : la texture “Grip n groove” rend les trajectoires de l’objet assez hasardeuses et empêche toute anticipation des mouvements du ballon. L’Anglais David James qualifie d’ailleurs ce dernier de “pourri”, tandis que l’attaquant brésilien Luís Fabiano le trouve “surnaturel”. Espérons qu’Adidas trouve rapidement une solution. Le 14 juin 2010 à 16:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Facebook signe un partenariat avec le navigateur RockMelt

first_imgFacebook signe un partenariat avec le navigateur RockMelt Facebook a annoncé avoir signé un partenariat avec le navigateur social RockMelt. Lancé en novembre dernier, il n’avait pas rencontré le succès escompté. Mais cet accord pourrait changer les choses.Alors que selon la rumeur, Facebook planche sur son propre navigateur social, le site vient de signer un accord avec RockMelt, rapporte ZDnet. Ce dernier peine à se faire une place avec quelques centaines de milliers d’utilisateurs seulement depuis son lancement en novembre dernier. Et si Facebook assure ne pas faire de RockMelt son navigateur officiel, celui-ci intégrera désormais de façon plus étroite ses principales fonctions, telles que la messagerie, les demandes d’amis ou les notifications. Des fonctions dont les icônes s’affichent désormais dans la barre d’onglets de RockMelt.À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesLa mise en page du navigateur peut en outre être personnalisée. L’utilisateur pourra par exemple placer le bandeau de sa liste des amis Facebook d’un côté ou de l’autre de la fenêtre. La nouvelle version de RockMelt améliore également la fonction chat du réseau social, en ouvrant directement une fenêtre de discussion lorsqu’un contact se connecte. Toutefois, le partenariat n’ira pas plus loin a indiqué Ethan Beard, le directeur des partenariats plateforme de Facebook. Dans les colonnes du New York Times, il explique qu’il n’est pas question de promouvoir RockMelt plus que d’autres navigateurs.Le 15 juin 2011 à 16:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Broward entities host plane rides for children with disabilities

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two South Florida organizations teamed up to give more than 100 very special children the gift of flight, Saturday.Challenge Air and the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale hosted free 30-minute rides for children with disabilities. Under close supervision, some of the young participants even took over the controls momentarily.The executive director of Challenge Air said the idea is to use aviation to demonstrate that challenges do not mean limitations. “Our mission is to build confidence and self-esteem in kids with special needs through the gift of flight,” said April Culver.Challenge Air is a nonprofit established in 1993 by a paraplegic naval aviator. The program has sent over 35,000 children with special needs soaring into the sky.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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