Vale Pens Cooperation Deal with Qingdao Port

first_imgzoom China’s Qingdao Port has inked an agreement with Brazilian mining giant Vale to establish a sister-port relationship with Vale’s Ponta da Madeira Port in order to boost iron trade between the two terminals.The agreement stipulates bolstering of cooperation on port development planning, operations management, process optimization and increasing of productivity along with utilization and promotion of green technologies and energy saving solutions.The deal also includes cooperation on exchange of information, best practices and studies, along with promotion of maritime routes between the two countries.Ponta da Madeira terminal, located in northeastern Brazil, is one of the main ports for shipping cargo from Vale’s Carajas mines.The port of Qingdao, located on the east coast of northern China, receives more than 100m tonnes of iron ore a year, Vale said.Earlier this year, Vale’ Tubarão Port, in Brazil, and Lianyungang Port, in China, signed a similar agreement to boost productivity of their operations, exchange knowledge on safety and  develop technologies aimed at cutting energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.Vale also signed a deal with China Merchants Group  in Beijing on September 26 under which Vale will lease ten very large ore carriers to be built by China Merchants for a period of 25 years.The VLOCs will be used to transport Vale’s iron ore from Brazil to China.last_img read more

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Alberta Health Services fires two employees over Indigenous racial slur

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an Indigenous educator.Last week Alberta Health Services apologized for a text message that was sent between two workers that referred to a member of the Kainai Board of Education as a “rabid squaw.”Dr. Verna Yiu, CEO of AHS, said Monday that two employees have been terminated effective immediately.“This incident is not representative of who AHS is or what AHS stands for,” Yiu said in a release.“All AHS employees are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct, which includes treating all people with dignity and fairness.”The slur was accidentally sent to an employee of the Kainai Board of Education, which provides services for the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta.Last Friday Annette Bruisedhead, deputy superintendent of the board, said the AHS employee later apologized.Bruisedhead called the comment a severe act of discrimination and racism that would not be tolerated.At the time Ramona Big Head, the principal of the middle school on the reserve, said she was the employee being referred to in the text.She said the AHS official and many others “share the same dark, racist thoughts.”A spokeswoman for the chief and council said the incident has hurt many people.Yiu said no further information about the terminations or the fired employees would be released.“AHS is committed to advancing the process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities, and we will move forward from this incident together with our Indigenous communities and all Albertans.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

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The PRRD allows Old Fort Residents to return home

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District Board of Directors has given most Old Fort Residents approval to return to their homes starting today.In a special meeting on Sunday, the Board received a summary report from Westrek Geotechnical Services.  The report said the landslide will to continue to move “Based on present conditions, the potential for the massive rockslide to move again is high, possibly causing the earthflow and both adjacent landslides to also move.”The report goes onto say “A larger rockslide could reach the temporary access road but does not pose any imminent risk to any houses.” The Board of Directors voted in favour of letting residents back into their homes, except for one property located 7605 Old Fort Road.  This has been the only home damaged by the slide.Residents will now a attend a meeting at the Northern Grand Hotel where the PRRD will discuss the re-entry plan. Some residents will be allowed home starting at 3 p.m. Sunday.More to come…last_img read more

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Give information on deaths related to cow slaughter: CIC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Union home ministry to respond to an RTI applicant who wanted to know the number of people killed between 2010 and 2017 on suspicion of cow slaughter.Sameer Khan filed the RTI application with the ministry seeking to know state-wise statistics of the number of people killed and injured in incidents related to cow slaughter, their names and compensation paid by the government to the families of the victims. The ministry did not respond to the application following which Khan approached the Commission, the highest appellate authority in the matter of RTI, seeking directions to the ministry to furnish the information. The facts provided by the applicant make clear that no response has been furnished to him, Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava noted. He said under the RTI Act it is mandatory to respond to RTI applications within the given period.last_img read more

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Moroccan writer Fouad Laroui awarded Grand Prix Jean Giono 2014

Paris – Moroccan writer Fouad Laroui was awarded on Thursday in France the Grand Prix Jean Giono 2014 for his novel “The tribulations of the last Sijilmassi.”The Grand Prix Jean Giono, created in 1990, crowns the career of a French-language author who has championed or celebrated the art of the novel.Fouad Laroui is a Moroccan economist and writer who was born in Oujda, Morocco. He authored several works as: “Les Dents du topographe” (1996) and “La Meilleure Façon d’attraper les choses” (2001).He won in 2013 the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle (short story) for “L’Etrange Affaire du pantalon de Dassoukine.” Photo Courtesy Le360 read more

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Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to 19 billion in April

OTTAWA — Canada’s merchandise trade deficit was cut in half in April as exports rose to a record and imports moved lower, Statistics Canada said WednesdayThe agency said the deficit amounted to $1.9 billion compared with a deficit of $3.9 billion in March.Economists had expected a deficit of $3.4 billion, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.“Canada’s trade picture perked up to start Q2, consistent with expectations that growth is going to bounce back after a soft start to the year,” said Benjamin Reitzes, Canadian rates and macro strategist at BMO Capital Markets.“While there’s still tons of room for improvement on the trade front, this is welcome news and consistent with the Bank of Canada hiking rates at the July policy meeting.”The smaller-than-expected deficit came as exports rose 1.6 per cent to a record $48.6 billion in April boosted by exports of metal and non-metallic mineral products, consumer goods and energy products.Meanwhile, imports fell 2.5 per cent in April to $50.5 billion as imports of motor vehicles and parts and consumer goods fell.In volume terms, exports rose 1.2 per cent and imports fell 2.4 per cent.The latest trade figures came after an announcement by the U.S. last week that exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs that Canada, Mexico and the European Union had received would expire. Canada has responded with its own tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports as well as tariffs on a broad range of consumer goods.“Despite the good monthly print Canadian exporters are in for a rough ride in the coming months, and perhaps quarters,” TD Bank senior economist Michael Dolega wrote in a report.“The recently imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel, together with retaliatory Canadian tariffs, will likely hold back movement of metals and metal products across the border and be a drag on economic activity — particularly in Quebec and Ontario.”Statistics Canada said that last year the export value of aluminum products subject to the new tariffs was about $9.2 billion, while the value of the steel products was about $7.2 billion.The agency said the import value of U.S. goods that may be subject to Canada’s proposed tariffs was $19.4 billion in 2017.In April, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the United States increased to $3.6 billion in April from a $2.0-billion surplus in March as exports of crude oil and bitumen increased and imports of imports of passenger cars and light trucks fell.Canada’s trade deficit with countries other than the United States narrowed to $5.5 billion in April compared with $6.0 billion in March. read more

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Roboadviser Wealthsimple launches investment portfolio for observant Muslims

Robo-adviser Wealthsimple launches investment portfolio for observant Muslims TORONTO – Robo-adviser Wealthsimple has launched a new investment portfolio for observant Muslims, a move the company says builds off its success targeting smaller, underserviced groups of investors.The Toronto-based wealth management firm says its Halal investing portfolio is designed for those adhering to Islamic laws that prohibit investing in certain companies and financial products.Wealthsimple CEO Michael Katchen hopes the portfolio will resonate with a portion of the public, the same way its socially responsible investment portfolio options launched last year have.“With socially responsible investing, people thought it was going to be a such a small niche, that it wouldn’t be worth our time, but it turned out to be enormously successful,” Katchen said.“We now see a third of our clients in socially responsible portfolios. We realized there was an opportunity to create solutions for groups of people that were underserviced in the financial services industry — and in this case, with Muslims who hold certain religious beliefs and really don’t have options when it comes to investments.”Katchen said there are only a handful of Islamic-compliant portfolio options available in Canada, some of which he said have “egregiously expensive” management expense ratio fees upward of more than 2.8 per cent as well as high account size minimums.Wealthsimple’s Halal portfolio will have the same fee structure as its other core offerings, with 0.5 per cent on the first $100,000 invested and no account minimum.Market size has also figured into its introduction of the portfolio, Katchen said.With slightly more than one million Canadians identifying themselves as Muslim in the latest census, representing 3.2 per cent of the total population, “it’s important to us that we go after opportunities that represent growth,” he said.Wealthsimple designed its Halal portfolio with global index provider MSCI, using a methodology approved by its committee of Shariah scholars.The all-equity portfolio, which uses the same passive investment strategy as Wealthsimple’s other portfolios, is comprised of 50 stocks designed to maximize diversification and closely track the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index.The stocks included in the portfolio are filtered using two processes. A business activity screen filters companies that are directly active in, or derive over five per cent of their revenue from, a prohibited Muslim activity such as alcohol, tobacco, gambling or pork production. A financial screen filters out companies that derive significant income from interest or have considerable leverage.Katchen said Wealthsimple will continue to launch new products that introduce solutions for investors who are underserviced or improve upon offerings that are already in the market.“If you look at our history, we generally try to lead with innovative new products and services a few times a year, so I think you can expect more stuff from us.”— Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled Katchen. by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2017 4:05 am MDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Larviciding continues on campus

Brock University is currently conducting a larviciding program, under the authority of the Region’s Medical Officer of Health, to control larval mosquitoes and prevent their development into vectors of West Nile virus.The application of larvicide by Ministry of the Environment-licensed applicators started earlier this month and will continue until Sept. 14.The larvicide (Mosquiron 0.12CRD – ingot formulation, PCP No. 31079), under the federal Pest Control Products Act, will be applied by direct hand application into catch basins at Brock-owned and leased properties within Niagara.For details on the exact locations and dates of treatments, call x3717 or email facilities.management@brocku.ca. read more

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Ohio State to be awarded with Capital One Cup at ESPYs

The OSU men’s volleyball team pose with their second consecutive national title trophy alongside James DeSantis, nine-year-old super fan. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOver the past year, few athletic programs have accomplished as much as Ohio State. And for that success, the Buckeyes’ men’s athletics program will be rewarded Wednesday during the ESPYs with the Capital One Cup, an award given to both a men’s and women’s group of athletes that demonstrated consistent success over a variety of sports. The Stanford Cardinal women’s athletics program won the women’s Capital One Cup.The award is earned on a points basis, with different point values being assigned to either ranking within the Top 10 of a certified poll, or placing in the championships of any given sport. The Ohio State men’s athletic program received 111 points, narrowly edging out two-time cup champion Florida who came in second with 105 points.To the athletes and alumni, this award takes on a special meaning.“It says that you’re one of the best,” said Eddie George, former Ohio State running back and 1995 Heisman Trophy winner. “For us to finally hoist up a Capital One trophy to say, ‘OK, our athletic program as a whole is the best in the land,’ says a lot.”For its victory, Ohio State will receive not only the trophy, but $200,000 to be put towards student-athlete scholarships.And though Ohio State ranked third in highest-grossing athletic programs according to Business Insider, George said the school can benefit from the additional source of funding.“Anytime that you can get money for student-athletes to get more opportunities to come, it’s just that added bonus,” George said. “It’s saying that you don’t have to go out and fundraise as much. That goes right toward the bottom line, and it allows for student-athletes to get scholarships, not just for football, but for all sports. It gives someone a chance to foster their dream and to get a great education.”Winning an award such as this requires a well-oiled machine of athletics and someone at the helm who knows how to run it, George said. As a result, George believes a great deal of credit belongs to Smith for the work he has put into Ohio State athletics to put the program in a position to function as well as it has. “It just goes to show you the great job that Gene Smith has done for Ohio State as our athletic director,” George said. “(He) is very adamant and persistent about equality in all of our sports and supporting all of our sports.”George said that Smith and the rest of the athletic department have worked hard to bring Ohio State to the point of where it is no longer just viewed as a football or basketball school, but a university with widespread success across all different sports. He added that winning an award like this one sends a message to any potential incoming recruits that the program as a whole is committed to bringing together all the pieces required to drive a championship-caliber team.“It says that we’re hiring the best coaches, we’re giving the best mentorships, we’re doing everything we can as a university to put our athletes in the best position both athletically and academically,” George said. “It says that you’re coming to a program that believes in winning championships, that’s getting recognition, the best of the best.”George will officially bestow the honor to his alma mater during the presentation of the award, handing the trophy to fellow Ohio State alum and member of the 2016 National Championship-winning men’s volleyball team Miles Johnson.The former standout running back said he did not know how he was chosen, but that as soon as they called to offer him the position, he immediately accepted.“When they asked me to do it, I didn’t hesitate,” George said. “And to honor Ohio State for winning their first-ever Capital One Cup trophy is pretty amazing, so I’m honored to do it.”The ESPYs will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and will be aired on ABC. Point Breakdown:Lacrosse: 36Volleyball: 20Football: 15Gymnastics: 12Wrestling: 12Tennis: 8Fencing: 6*Rifle: 2**The rifle and fencing team received double the listed total, but since both teams are mixed genders, the point totals had to be split with half going to men’s athletics and the other half allotted to women’s athletics. read more

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/futureGalore Apr 27th 2017, 4:46 PM The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… By Sean Murray 6,612 Views Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/futureGalore Short URL EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #GRACE: A High Court judge approved a settlement of €6.3 million for the woman at the centre of the Grace case.2. #HOLLES STREET: Dr Peter Boylan has resigned from the board of the national maternity hospital after criticising the plan for the new hospital at St Vincent’s.3. #WATER CHARGES: Joan Burton said that she “felt [she] was running for [her] life” while giving evidence in the Jobstown trial.4. #GANGS: The Tánaiste has said that she wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in Irish prisons.5. #LONDON: A man found with knives was arrested near the UK Houses of Parliament. Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 4:46 PM http://jrnl.ie/3361797 No Comments last_img read more

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Poll Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter

first_img Image: PA Archive/PA Images Yes (2917) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share6 Tweet Email Image: PA Archive/PA Images Poll: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers? Drivers caught not wearing one are fined up to €90 and are given three penalty points. http://jrnl.ie/3445021 14,578 Views Thursday 15 Jun 2017, 9:07 AM TODAY IT EMERGED that almost 10,000 drivers were fined last year for not wearing seatbelts – and a third of them didn’t pay.So far in 2017, over 3,000 notices have been sent out with only 47.2% having been paid (although some may not yet have reached deadline).The fine for not wearing a seat belt is three penalty points, with five being issued on conviction. Payment ranges between €60-90 depending on how quickly it is paid.However, due to the large amounts of unpaid fines, TDs are calling for more stringent penalties for those who don’t belt up.So today, we’re asking: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers?  No (3712) Poll Results: YesNoVote Jun 15th 2017, 9:07 AM By Garreth MacNamee Short URL 89 Comments last_img read more

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Vancouver man in court in armed robbery case

first_imgA 27-year-old man accused of robbing a Vancouver gas station at gunpoint Wednesday night made a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court.Robert M. Blevins of Vancouver appeared Thursday on suspicion of second-degree robbery and first-degree criminal impersonation.Vancouver police were dispatched to a robbery in progress just before 9 p.m. at the Shell Station, 4905 N.E. 94th Ave. An armed man wearing a black stocking cap demanded that the clerk give him $400 from the register. He only got about $60, however, and then ran off west of the station, according to a probable cause affidavit.Police contacted a man matching the suspect’s description on the north side of Vancouver Mall. He provided a false name and birthdate, the affidavit states.The man, later identified as Blevins, was detained and consented to a search. Police found his wallet, which contained his identification and $84 in cash. He also had a black stocking cap in his back pocket, court records said. A records check showed Blevins had a DOC warrant.On Thursday, Judge David Gregerson appointed Blevins an attorney and set his bail at $75,000.He will be arraigned Nov. 10.last_img read more

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We will try to play well Neves

first_imgWolverhampton and Huddersfield will play tonight, and the Wolves will have no mercy over the last-place Premier League team.Wolverhampton Wanderers will pay a visit to English Premier League last place team Huddersfield Town tonight.The Wolves are currently in the seventh position of the table with 40 points, while Huddersfield is at the bottom with only 11 points.One of Huddersfield’s only wins came against Wolverhampton earlier this week at Molineux stadium.And this is the reason playmaker Ruben Neves says his team will not have mercy on them.“We will play as we want to play, with our identity. Trying to play well, trying to be organized and do what we do every game,” he told The Birmingham Mail.“We will try to achieve the three points, but mainly play good, because if we play good, if we are in shape, if we are organized, we are closer to getting the three points and come home with another win.”“Every game we don’t win is really disappointing. But I think that Huddersfield game at home was one of our worst games,” he added.“We were in a bad moment, in that month, but the big teams are not the ones that win every game, we have to know that something is wrong, and you have to bounce back. We did it, and we did it well.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We don’t think about that game now. We are in good form and we want to keep on going, winning games and achieve the maximum points as we can,” he commented.“We want to look forward and want to achieve the maximum points we can. We don’t have points target. We only think game-by-game and we always want to win each game.”“I think that will make the difference in our team because we want to win every game, it doesn’t matter the opponent, the stadium, we always want to be us and to play like we want to play, and, if we can, win every game,” he explained.We scored four at the John Smith’s Stadium back in 2015, including Conor Coady’s first goal for the club!**Five months before he signed for us…🐺👀 pic.twitter.com/PDGylnTcS0— Wolves (@Wolves) February 26, 2019last_img read more

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Swara Bhasker – Himanshu Sharma part ways after dating for five years

first_imgSwara BhaskerInstagramSwara Bhasker and her boyfriend Himanshu Sharma have parted ways after painting the town red with their relationship for the last five years. Though the reason remains unknown, the report states that the couple parted ways recently.As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Swara and Himanshu parted ways amicably and didn’t have an ugly fall-out. While Swara is one of Bollywood’s most radical and unconventional actresses, Himanshu Sharma is a renowned writer who also has won a National Award for his writing. The duo had started dating during the shoot of Ranjhaana and came closer while filming Tanu Weds Manu. From their romantic getaway to Paris to attending family functions together; the couple always appeared madly-in-love.Talking about Himanshu, Swara had said, “Yes, we are dating and are happy and committed. Now you know why Himanshu is my favourite dialogue writer. There are no marriage plans right now. We are both busy with our respective careers. To top that, I, for one, am too broke to get married.”Talking about Swara and his plans on getting married, Himanshu had said, “Yes, we are dating each other. We’re in a happy space and currently, both of us are concentrating solely on our careers. We haven’t thought about marriage as yet, but when the time comes, we will surely take the leap.”Delving deeper into her equation with beau, Swara had said in an interview with SPotboye, “I fight a lot with Himanshu (Sharma, boyfriend, writer), like for one during Raanjhanaa where I kept telling him that he didn’t give any space to Zoya’s world and ended up making stalking look cute. But at least she does not surrender, which is better than most of our Bollywood films.”last_img read more

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Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF along Chapainawabganj border

first_imgMap of ChapainawabganjA Bangladeshi national was shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Gilabari border in Bholahat upazila of Chapainawabganj early Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Jahirul Islam, 25, son of Enamul Haque of Futanibazar in the upazila. Commanding officer of Chapainawabganj Battalion-59 of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Mahmudul Hasan said Jahirul along with some other people crossed the zero line and tried to cut the Indian barbed-wire fence around 4:30am.Members of Kristapur BSF border outpost opened fire on them, leaving Jahirul dead.He also said they held a flag meeting with BSF in the morning when they protested the killing of the Bangladesh citizen.BSF told them that the body will be handed over to Bangladesh after autopsy, Mahmudul said.last_img read more

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Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman announced

first_imgKolkata: Minister of State for Cultural Affairs and Tourism Indranil Sen announced the Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman in 11 different categories on Monday. As many as 75 Pujas receiving the award will take part in the Red Road Carnival scheduled on October 23.The categories in which the awards were announced include Best Idol, Best Pandal, Best Theme, Best Lighting Arrangement, Best Eco-friendly Puja, Best Invention, Best Ambience, Best Artist, Best Dhakeshri, Best Biswa Bangla branding and Best Traditional Puja and also Best of the Best award. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Best of the Best award was bagged by as many as 17 Pujas including Suruchi Sangha of New Alipore, Chetla Agrani, Naktala Udayan Sangha, Tridhara, Kashi Bose Lane, Ahiritola Sarbojonin to name a few. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has penned the theme song for the festival and also composed the music for Suruchi Sangha. The Best Idol prize has gone to 11 Pujas, the Best Pandal to as many as 9 Pujas and Best Lighting to 6 Pujas. There are three categories of the award — Best Puja, Best Idol and Best Pandal — for the Pujas in the rest 22 districts of Bengal which will be announced soon. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, lakhs of pandal hoppers hit the streets on the day of Mahashashti to visit their favourite Puja mandaps. The weather office has predicted pleasant weather during the Puja days much to the joy of the pandal-hoppers so the Puja revelers will hit the road more in the next four days — Saptami, Ashtami, Nabami and Dashami.”We are thankful to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as she starts inaugurating Puja mandaps from the day of Mahalaya. It gives us opportunity to visit the Puja mandaps for more number of days. We try to cover entire Kolkata and its adjoining areas,” Satadal Chatterjee, a college student said. Additional policemen have been deployed to ensure better crowd control and traffic management as well. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Monday announced the name of the Puja committees that will be the recipients of the Kolkata Shree 2018. The prizes are given out every year to the best Pujas by the civic body.Mayor Sovan Chatterjee announced the name of Puja committees that have won the award for this year. 81 Puja committees were chosen for the awards from 402 applications that were received by the civic body. The competition was judged by several eminent personalities.The 10 categories in which prizes were announced includes ‘Serar Sera’, ‘Sera Pujo’, ‘Sera Pratima’, ‘Sera Sailpik Utkorsho’, ‘Sera Bishoy’, ‘Sera Aloksajja’, ‘Sera Paribesh’, ‘Sera Parichana Pujo’, ‘Sera Sambhabana’ and ‘Mayor’s Choice’.The Pujas that won in the category of ‘Serar Sera’ are Chetla Agrani, 95 Palli, Suruchi Sangha and Tridhara Akalbodhan. In the ‘Sera Pujo’ category, the winners are: Naktala Udayan Sangha, Rajdanga Nabauday Sangha, Hindustan Club and Abasar Sarbojanin. Baghbazar Sarbojanin, Tala Prattay, Kashi Bose Lane and Behala Natun Dal.The awards for ‘Sera Sailpik Utkorsho’ category was bagged by Shib Mandir Sarbojanin, Selimpur Pally Sarbajanin, 66 Pally and Bosepukur Sitala Mandir; ‘Sera Bishoy’ category includes Bhowanipore Swadhin Sangha, 75 Pally Sarbojanin, Bosepukur Talbagan and Samaj Sebi Sangha; ‘Sera Aloksajja’ category includes Ekdalia Evergreen, Badamtala Ashar Sangha, Dakshin Kalikata Sarbojanin and Kalighat Milan Samity.A total of 45 Puja committees have won the category of the ‘Mayor’s Choice’. The Mayor’s Choice award will go up as the Mayor himself will visit several pandals during the Puja days. Last year, the total awards were 101. “It is expected to be more or less same this year also,” a KMC official added.last_img read more

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One held for selling ganja to school students

first_imgKolkata: The Narcotics Cell of Kolkata Police has arrested a youth on Monday for allegedly selling ganja to school students.The accused was arrested in front of a reputed English medium school in Park Street area.According to police, on Monday, police personnel from the Narcotics Cell got a tip-off that a youth was seen selling ganja in Park Street area. Working on the information, police on Monday kept a strong vigil in and around the Park Street. Meanwhile, in the afternoon police came to know that the suspect had arrived in front of the sschool. Immediately the police team surrounded the suspect identified as Shaikh Rashid Iqbal. During search police recovered 1.5 kg ganja from his possession. During interrogation, Iqbal stated that he used to sell ganja in packets 10 grams for Rs 1,000. Iqbal confessed that he used receive orders over phone. He sold the ganj around schools and colleges of ParkStreet and Park Circus area.last_img read more

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Cops allegedly found man restrained in suspected Toronto serial killers apartment

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Sixth victim of alleged Toronto serial killer found by policePolice find more human remains in gay serial killer investigationAlleged gay serial killer, Bruce McArthur, charged with seventh murderRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mcarthur-murder-man/ They later charged him with the murder of three more men. All the men disappeared in or around Toronto’s gay village in the last eight years.According to CBC sources, when Toronto police officers stormed McArthur’s Thorncliffe Park apartment, they found a man in restraints.They saw the man enter McArthur’s apartment early on the morning of 18 January. Believing the man to be in danger, they acted swiftly.After storming the apartment, they allegedly found the unnamed, restrained man.It is believed the man went to the apartment seeking a sexual encounter.Toronto Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga revealed police found the dismembered remains of ‘at least’ three victims last week. They were discovered in the planters in  a backyard where McArthur worked. He was a self-employed landscaper in the city. GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Toronto Police reportedly found a naked man in the apartment of Bruce McArthur’s apartment prior to his arrest, reports CBC Toronto.McArthur was charged two weeks ago with the first-degree murder of two men. Both men were reported missing in Toronto in 2017. Toronto authories first arrested McArthur, 66, on 18 January.VictimsPolice initially charged him with the murders of two gay men: Selim Esen, 43, and Andrew Kinsman, 49.Police later charged McArthur with the murders of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi, and Dean Lisowick.Navaratnam disappeared in 2010. He was last seen leaving popular gay bar Zipperz on 6 September with an unknown man.Police have confirmed to the Toronto Star that McArthur was not investigated in relation to Navaratnam’s disappearance at the time he went missing.Besides Navaratnam’s disappearance in 2010, two other men disappeared from the Toronto gay village between 2010 and 2012: Abdulbasir Faizi, 44, and Majeed Kayhan, 58. Police at the time investigated all three disappearances as Project Houston.Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told to CBC Toronto that although McArthur was not investigated at the time, police are not ruling out any potential connection.Police are continuing to search properties where McArthur worked in their search for evidence and the remains of the missing men.H/T: CBCShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Pope opens holiday season decrying selfishness

first_imgROME (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI has kept up a holiday tradition, praying at the foot of Rome’s Spanish Steps in the heart of the city’s posh shopping district, and warning against selfishness.The 85-year-old pontiff wore a long red cloak, bundled up against the damp and chilly air early Saturday evening. The Dec. 8 annual appearance, on a church holy day to honor the Virgin Mary, kicks off the city’s holiday shopping season. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Benedict told a crowd of Romans and tourists that selfishness `’triggers emptiness” in people, families, nations and the world, and he warned against `’false remedies,” including drug use” to fill these voids. He said that the `’poisonous root of selfishness” makes people harm themselves and others.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Check your body, save your lifelast_img
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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   For the first time since the summer of 2009, the Arizona Cardinals have a pretty sure thing at the quarterback position.There is no Matt Leinart to lose the job to Derek Anderson. There is no Kevin Kolb to hand the job to, albeit without him having proven much at the NFL level.And there is no John Skelton to win an uninspiring quarterback battle.Carson Palmer, who is an established player in the league, is the guy, and barring injury will be the starter Week 1 when the Cardinals visit the St. Louis Rams. However, one player Palmer doesn’t have to learn much about is Larry Fitzgerald, who he’s admired from afar for many years via studying film. “He’s working as hard in practice as he was in games,” Palmer said of what he’s learned from being up close with Fitzgerald as a Cardinal. “He’s a perfectionist, he wants to do things right every single time.“He and I are going to get along great because I’m the same way.”But it’s not just about Fitzgerald, and Palmer knows that. “It’s of the utmost importance to be on the same page with Larry, but it’s of the utmost importance to be on the same page with every one of those guys because the ball can’t always go to him,” Palmer said. “I know that’s not what he wants to hear, but that’s the truth.”The latter statement was said with a smile and drew some chuckles, but it’s true.The quarterback added it’s important he gets on the same page with Floyd, Andre Roberts and anyone else who will be lining up with him, which is a process that is only now beginning. “Getting on the same page is just about repetition, it’s not about anything else,” he said. “Everybody runs the route different, a little bit of a different depth; the timing’s a little bit different coming out of breaks. That knowledge makes things easier on coaches, fans and players alike. To an extent, anyway.“You know who the for sure starter is so you always try to get the most reps with him,” second-year receiver Michael Floyd said after the team’s organized team activity Tuesday. “But it goes away because everyone’s just one play away from not playing so I think you’ve just got to have chemistry with both of them, just in case something happens.”Indeed, even the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray, and while Palmer is penciled in as the starter, backup Drew Stanton may find his way onto the field at some point. But for now, the veteran of nine NFL seasons is trying to get used to working with a new set of wideouts.The early returns, though, are very positive.“It’s just good to have this speed on the field and the size of these guys we have,” Palmer said. “They’re all big and strong.”Palmer acknowledged there is still a long way to go with regards to getting used to his new targets, and given that it’s just the middle of May there is still plenty of time to get acclimated. There were some interceptions Tuesday, which coach Bruce Arians attributed to players learning new roles and new teammates. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Top Stories “The only way you get that timing down is just repetition after repetition.”A two-time Pro Bowler who has twice been to the postseason, when Palmer says something like that, you believe him. Whereas last year similar statements would have been met with doubt, the fact that Palmer has “been there and done that” allows him to command the room and allow those around him to feel confident. While no one will openly say it, that was probably lacking last season.And for a guy like Floyd, who caught 45 passes from four different quarterbacks as a rookie in 2012, having a guy like Palmer under center is comforting. “I like Carson’s leadership,” Floyd said of what’s different with the quarterbacks this season compared to last. “He demands a lot out of us and I feel like he’s the main guy out there, being very talkative. There’s a lot of experience in him, so a young guy like me coming into my second year, you know I looking a lot to him and focus because he’s been through it and the quarterback kind of makes everything roll.” – / 43 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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