Chief says it was a truly amazing day as Shoal Lake 40

first_img. (Prime Minister poses with members of Shoal Lake 40 Thursday. Photo: Karen Kejick, facebook)Dennis Ward APTN National NewsThe Chief of Shoal Lake 40 says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in the community Thursday morning to a warm welcome.The trip to the community, that borders the Ontario, Manitoba border by the prime minister, was billed as a “private tour.”Shortly after forming government, the Liberals announced their commitment to ‘Freedom Road.”The all weather road would end 100 years of isolation the community was forced into when the aqueduct was built to supply water to the city of Winnipeg.Despite providing the Manitoba capital with water, Shoal Lake 40 itself has been on one of the longest boil water advisories of any First Nation.But Chief Erwin Redsky told APTN National News by phone that he didn’t talk about the road with Trudeau.Redsky said there were no “asks and no commitments.”Trudeau “is a teacher by profession and today he was a student” said Redsky.  “He was here to listen and learn.”Trudeau, centre, with community members in Shoal Lake 40. RCMP helicopter that Trudeau arrived in is in background. Photo: Dakota Redsky, facebookOn Wednesday, the chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation wouldn’t confirm Trudeau was coming but said if he did, there would be no media allowed.However, later in the day, Vice News issued a press release saying they would be accompanying Trudeau to the community as part of an upcoming documentary.Redsky said he was contacted by Vice News and the Prime Minister’s Office about the trip.The exclusive access set off a firestorm on twitter among journalists and others concerned that only one media outlet was getting access.Normally, media, including APTN National News, pools resources to cover events when the prime minister goes on the road.Still, APTN and a crew from Global Television in Winnipeg were able to get on the man-made island.Police escort APTN National News and Global Television reporters from Shoal Lake 40 Thursday. Photo: Dennis Ward/APTNBoth crews were quickly stopped by Treaty 3 Police and escorted to a police boat and taken back across the lake to Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation.Redsky said it was his decision and those of his council and community not to let media in.“I told you to respect my decision and you did not do that.”Redsky said he didn’t want a media circus in the community.Media were not the only ones prevented from going to the all day event with the prime minister.George Linklater from neighbouring Band #39 said they were informed that no other members were allowed into the community other than members of Band #40.It was a disappointment for Linklater who said he would have loved to meet the prime minister.Children from the David Kejick School were also waiting for Trudeau, signs in hand.Trudeau accessed the community via helicopter.The opportunity to meet Trudeau didn’t stop Penielle Linklater.She hopped into a boat and snuck over. And she took a message with her.In a “chance of a lifetime meeting” with Trudeau she raised her concerns about missing and murdered Indigenous women.“It makes me sad and as an Aboriginal woman I don’t feel safe” Linklater said.Penielle and George Linklater. Penielle met the Prime Minister. Photo: Dennis Ward/APTNBack at Shoal Lake 40, the chief said he encouraged the prime minister during his visit to make similar visits to Attawapiskat and “other communities going through what we are.”Redsky said Shoal Lake 40 is one example of “the broken relationship but it can also be the model for a new relationship moving forward.”dward@aptn.calast_img read more

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Family mourns Sri Lankan immigrants killed in QEW crash

“They came here looking for a better life for their kids just like any immigrant — and to lose their daughter that way,” said Wijeratne’s nephew Lakshan.“She was gifted in so many ways.”After the crash, police arrested the 19-year-old driver and say impaired driving charges are pending. He is in St. Michael’s Hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive. “This is my youngest brother,” Rohana told Citynews. “I lost him.”The Wijeratnes came to Canada from Sri Lanka 12 years ago to escape civil war and also have a 19-year-old son, Brian. Jayantha Neil Wijeratne, 49, and his 16-year-old daughter Eleesha Nimani were killed on impact. Wijeratne’s wife Antonette, who celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday, underwent surgery and remains in critical condition at Sunnybrook hospital. The family had been on its way home after a week-long holiday in Florida with other relatives. They had dropped off Wijeratne’s brother, Rohana, and his wife and were headed back to their North York home. “Our family forgives you for what you did,” Lakshan said in a message to the driver. “But just know that it was wrong and that your careless actions caused this to our family. It’s something that shouldn’t have happened.” (City Tv) A family is mourning a Sri Lankan immigrant and his daughter, who were killed in a head-on crash on the QEW last weekend.Early Sunday morning, a teen was driving the wrong way on the ramp from the QEW to the northbound Highway 427 when his SUV collided head-on with the victims’ minivan. read more

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Tamil Nadu reiterates demand to get back Katchatheevu

The Minister listed the efforts made by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, who opposed the legislation in his letter to the Prime Minister, and added that the State government would continue to oppose the legislation. “Retrieving Katchatheevu is the only solution to the problem. We will definitely retrieve Katchatheevu,” Mr. Jayakumar reiterated emphatically. Later in the debate, when the Minister referred to the ceding of the islet to Sri Lanka in 1974, DMK Deputy Floor Leader Duraimurugan said the then Central Government under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi did not keep the then State government under Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in the loop over its decision. Reiterating its stand on Katchatheevu, the Tamil Nadu Government strongly opposed the recent legislation passed by the Sri Lankan Government, which restricts certain fishing practices, and asserted that it would retrieve the ceded islet from the neighbouring island nation, The Hindu newspaper reported.Responding to DMK MLA and former Minister K.P.P. Samy (Thiruvottiyur), who raised the issue during the debate on the demand for grants for the Fisheries department in the Assembly, Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said, “We will not accept the legislation [passed in the Sri Lankan Parliament].” Congress Legislative Party leader K.R. Ramasamy (Karaikudi), however, maintained that the situation back then was different from what it is currently, and hence, the debate should focus on the future course of action.Mr. Duraimurugan listed the efforts made by Mr. Karunanidhi to ensure certain rights for fishermen over Katchatheevu and claimed that the AIADMK chose to walk away from the all-party meeting and from the House, which had passed a resolution to this effect. read more

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Iran UN rights expert calls for jailed journalists release

Akbar Ganji was sentenced to six years jail in 2000 after returning from a human rights conference in Berlin where he reportedly expressed views critical of the Iranian authorities and the country’s Supreme Leader. He was charged with “harming national security” and “spreading propaganda against the regime.” “I wish to express again my deepest concern regarding the situation of journalist and writer Akbar Ganji,” the Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Ambeyi Ligabo, said in a statement, noting that Mr. Ganji had been hospitalized earlier this year.He recalled that since Mr. Ganji’s arrest in 2000, various mechanisms of the Commission on Human Rights had often appealed to the Iranian authorities to review his situation, as well as the situation of other intellectuals and journalists imprisoned for press and opinion-related offences.“I understand that, after a few weeks in a hospital under police surveillance, Mr. Ganji has been imprisoned again in spite of his poor health,” he said. “Therefore, I call on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to grant him an unconditional amnesty on humanitarian grounds and to release him without further delay.” read more

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UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health protect

Topics that were discussed ranged from plastic pollution in the oceans and seas to ocean acidification and illegal fishing – which tie in with topics of alleviating poverty, ending hunger, promoting health, ensuring access to water and sanitation, and so on. Mr. Thomson attributed the success of the conference to the “wonderful way” in which all the different participants came together to discuss and work together. He lauded the “openness to civil society, to the science sector, to private society” in breaking down the typical divisions between governments and other sectors. “There’s no them and us. It’s all of us or nothing.” In addition to eight plenary meetings and seven partnership dialogues, The Ocean Conference included 150 side events, 41 exhibitions and interviews at the SDG Media Zone. These included events with New Oceans Advocate and globally-acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, as well as Marine biologist Douglas McCauley, Aboriginal artist Sid Bruce Short Joe and Spanish philanthropist Álvaro de Marichalar, for example. The mix of personalities and strong support for action brought “creativity and a sense of unity” to the action for oceans, said conference co-chairwoman, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden Isabelle Lovin. “The bar has been raised on global consciousness and awareness of the problem in the oceans,” the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, told journalists in New York. Mr. Thomson, whose native Fiji co-sponsored the event along with Sweden, said the organizers got what they wanted from the conference: “I’m 100 per cent satisfied with the results of this conference. Our aim was high. Our aim was to start the reversal of the cycle.” The Ocean Conference ends today with the adoption by consensus of a 14-point Call for Action where the participating Heads of State and Government and senior representatives “affirm our strong commitment to conserve and sustainably use our oceans, seas and marine resources tor sustainable development.” Speaking alongside Mr. Thomson, the Secretary-General of The Ocean Conference, Wu Hongbo, said the negotiated document lists specific measures “to galvanize global commitment and partnerships” for the oceans.The main points from the political document and this week’s discussions will be part of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN’s central body for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015. The HLPF is scheduled to meet next month in New York.In addition to the political Call for Action, participants – who also included thousands of civil society representatives, academics, artists, financial institutions and other practitioners and activists – pledged actions to conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources. This is the goal of SDG14. By Friday afternoon, more than 1,300 voluntary commitments had already been registered.Calling the figure “truly impressive,” Mr. Wu, who is also UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, underscored that the commitments now comprise “an ocean solution registry.” ‘It’s all of us or nothing’The week-long conference, where some 6,000 people participated, was the first time that the UN brought everyone together to discuss the challenges facing the world’s oceans.“When it comes to the ocean, it’s the common heritage of humankind. There’s no North-South, East-West when it comes to the ocean,” Mr. Thomson said. “If the ocean is dying, it’s dying on all of us.” The senior official underscored that by “getting the wheels turning” on SDG 14, the conference helped push forward action on all 17 SDGs. finance ocean science, but much more is required to fill the capacity gaps,” he explained. read more

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Former Ohio State captain Will Smith murdered at 34

I have no words right now. I can’t believe this. #RIP— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) April 10, 2016 My heart is broken ??? R.I.P to my former teammate & friend Will Smith!!! My condolences goes out to his family! You will be missed ????— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) April 10, 2016 Will Smith celebrates during a game against Arizona on Jan. 16, 2010 during a playoff game at the Superdome in New Orleans.Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State lost an All-American Saturday night, as Will Smith, who played defensive end for the Buckeyes from 2000-2003, died in a shooting in New Orleans.Smith, who was 34, was involved in a traffic collision around 11:30 p.m., NOLA.com reported. After the fender bender, he was shot inside his vehicle following an argument. The shooter, 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, has been booked on second-degree murder charges.Smith was a captain and on-the-field standout of OSU’s 2002 national championship team, picking up eight tackles in the national championship game against Miami (Fla.). Upon graduating from OSU, he was drafted 18th overall by the New Orleans Saints, where he played 10 seasons.He made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and won a Super Bowl in the 2009 season. He finished his career with 457 tackles, including 67.5 sacks.Smith leaves behind his wife, Racquel, who was with him during the shooting, and three children.After the news came out early Sunday morning, several former Buckeyes took to Twitter to express their grief. Words can’t express how much I will miss my teammate and friend Will Smith! With a heavy heart I’m praying hard for his wife and family…— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) April 10, 2016 My heart and prayers are with @iWillSmith and his family. Life is precious. Stop the violence! Jesus and peace are the answers!!#Buckeyes ??— Will Allen 20 (@WillAllenWAF) April 10, 2016 read more

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Vote for the Velux EHF CL 20112012 MVP

← Previous Story THW Kiel wins, 64:0 !!! Next Story → HC Partizan wins “triple crown” in Serbia! Five days until Velux EHF F4 in Cologne is the perfect time to choose the EHF Champions League 2011/2012 “Most Valuable Player”. Last week, all the Handball-Planet.com visitors and our fans on our Facebook page voted for the best players of EHF F4 Teams. The best two from every team and third one with the most votes are qualified for the “EHF CL 2011/2012 MVP Contest”. We got more than 2500 votes!Here are the best players of the European handball elite this season:KIRIL LAZAROV (BM ATLETICO MADRID, 1254 – number of votes he got)BARTOLOMEJ JASZKA (FUCHSE BERLIN, 193)MIKKEL HANSEN (AG COPENHAGEN, 178)MOMIR ILIC (THW KIEL – 152)FILIP JICHA (THW KIEL – 111)LUC ABALO (BM ATLETICO MADRID – 56)KIM ANDERSSON (THW KIEL – 38)SILVIO HEINEVETTER (FUCHSE BERLIN – 32)GUDJON VALUR SIGURDSON (AG COPENHAGEN – 24)VOTE UNTIL FRIDAY! Bartolomej Jaszkaehf cl mvpFilip JichaGudjon Valur SigurdssonKim AnderssonKiril LazarovLuc AbaloMikkel HansenMomir IlicSilvio Heinevetter read more

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Ireland to learn fate as Euro 2016 qualifying format set to be

first_imgUEFA’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE begins a two-day meeting in Switzerland this afternoon with the aim of ironing out the details of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.Chaired by president of European football’s governing body Michel Platini, top of the agenda in Nyon will be confirming the qualifying draw format and seeding system, discussing the match schedule for the finals in France and reshaping how international weeks are played.Ireland, sitting 19th in the UEFA rankings, will be hoping to clinch the final spot in Pot 2, which would give them a greater chance of avoiding some of the stronger nations.According to Football-Rankings.info, these are the projected pots with 24 teams qualifying for the tournament: Pot 5: Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus Pot 3: Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Montenegro Pot 2: Croatia, Ukraine, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Ireland Pot 4: Armenia, Poland, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus Pot 1: Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina Pot 6: Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, GibraltarWhile the draw for the Euro 2016 qualifiers doesn’t take place in Nice until 23 February, UEFA will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon to confirm the procedure.Coleman suffers ‘minor soft tissue injury’, Everton confirmGary O’Neill scores on Drogheda return after battle with cancerlast_img read more

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11 Harry Potter Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie

first_imgStay on target Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys If there’s one buzzword that describes media in the 21st century, it’s “cinematic universe.” What was once a linear progression from sequel to sequel has exploded into loosely-connected waves of films set in the same fictional worlds. Marvel obviously led the charge with this one, but Star Wars is plumbing the same well, as are DC Comics, the Universal monsters and more.We can add Harry Potter to that list with the second Fantastic Beasts film (in theaters November 16). They’re calling it the “Wizarding World” franchise, and if they keep making money (and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t), they’ll make more of them. So we pulled out the books and came up with 11 supporting Harry Potter characters who could pull a Solo and anchor their own movies.Xenophilius LovegoodOh yeah, we’re going to be going really deep with some of these. Strap in. Luna Lovegood’s father Xenophilius (just call him Xeno or we’ll be here all day) was an eccentric hippie wizard who, when we meet him in the main series, edited The Quibbler newspaper. But here’s what we want to do with him: a flashback movie, set in the late 1960s, featuring his young adult years after graduating Hogwarts. Tackling the psychedelic Summer of Love through a wizardly lens is just the kind of ridiculous high-concept thing I love, and it’d be an interesting change of perspective.Remus LupinOne of the absolute best Defense Against The Dark Arts teachers (which isn’t saying much, considering), Remus Lupin the werewolf wizard is just crying out for a prequel movie. Rowling’s written a bunch of his origin — the child of a wizard and a Muggle, attacked by a lycanthrope in his bed as a child — but a young Remus growing up wrestling with his curse would be solid drama. We’d set it before he came to Hogwarts as a student, while his parents struggled to keep him safe during his monthly transformations while also keeping the secret from those around them. It’d be a cool horror-tinged take on the Potter mythos.DobbyNobody ever said that these movies have to be about human characters. The freeing and redemption of Dobby the house elf in Chamber of Secrets is one of the best moments in that film, with Harry finally getting one over on Snape with the aid of a dirty sock. After his freedom, he was unemployed for a while before coming to work at Hogwarts (and eventually dying, sorry for the spoilers), so that seems to me to be the sweet spot for a solo Dobby movie. Think of it like a Potter-themed Shrek-style thing, with Dobby and a few new magical friends getting caught up in some sort of comedic quest. It practically writes itself.Dudley DursleyThe Muggle antagonist to Harry for most of the original series, Dudley Dursley is just crying out for a movie that depicts the Wizarding World from his point of view. Sure, doing a normie-centric film seems like a stretch, but the bullying son of Harry’s adoptive family undergoes some significant character growth over the series. Think about a film featuring an adult Dudley coming to terms with the bizarre events of his childhood — there’s plenty of room for antiheroes in this kind of universe (think Venom if you don’t believe me) and the concept of a totally powerless person trying to contend with magic is pretty compelling.Nymphadora TonksThe Auror Tonks is one of the characters in the Harry Potter series who just doesn’t get enough page time. Able to change her appearance at will – the only adult wizard in the whole franchise who can — she uses her skills to spy on the Ministry of Magic for the Order. We know very little about her upbringing or past, which opens up all sorts of possibilities. The story of a young woman who can change the way she looks has tons of resonance in the modern appearance-obsessed world, and the franchise has always had a knack for writing compelling female characters.The Weird SistersThe wizarding world has plenty of counterparts to the Muggle one — there are mystical shopkeepers, bankers, lawyers and the like, so why not a wizard rock band? The Weird Sisters were the group Dumbledore hired to play the Hogwarts Yule Ball and despite their name are all dudes who jam out on a variety of ancient and modern instruments. In Goblet of Fire they were portrayed by a pretty insane supergroup of real-world rock stars including members of Pulp and Radiohead. While we doubt that kind of casting will happen again, the idea of a touring band of wizards is just ridiculous enough to make us want to see more.Gilderoy LockhartOne of the many deeply crappy Defense Against The Dark Arts teachers Harry had during his tenure at Hogwarts, Gilderoy Lockhart was a legendary wizard who accomplished many magical feats — or at least he said he did. In fact, the half-muggle wizard was an expert in goofing with people’s memories, and used that skill to build a legend. Imagine an action comedy in the vein of Fletch, where a young Gilderoy has to use his BSing skills and meager magic to survive his schemes falling apart and come out on top? It’d be a great way to redeem his character and an insanely fun role for whatever actor lands it.The Bloody BaronThe ghosts of Hogwarts are some of the most interesting minor characters in the series, each of them with their own tragic tale. You could do a whole spin-off series covering one of them in each, and there’s no better place to start than with the Bloody Baron. Back in the 11th century when the school was founded, he was sorted into Slytherin and fell in love with Helena Ravenclaw. When she didn’t return his affections, he murdered her and then killed himself. Strong stuff for a young adult franchise, true, but setting a movie that far back would be a bold step for the Wizarding World.Kingsley ShackleboltAnother of the Aurors in the Order of the Phoenix, Kingsley Shacklebolt is a supporting character in the series that we’ve always wanted to know more about. His limited appearances in the movies established him as a serious talent who also manages to earn the trust of the muggle community. After the end of the series he becomes the Minister of Magic, but this is another case in which a prequel film would be more interesting. Shacklebolt is considered one of the most accomplished sorcerous duelists in the world, and imagine a fight-centered Wizarding film, with lots of sweet choreography and FX battles.Mundungus FletcherFlawed heroes always make for better movies, and one minor Harry Potter character who might be able to carry his own is Order of the Phoenix member Mundungus Fletcher, a dealer in stolen magical artifacts. Fletcher is notorious in the series for shirking his duties to watch over Harry when the Dementors attacked him at the Dursleys. He’s obviously not the most responsible or dependable guy, but Dumbledore was adamant that he had a place in the Order for his abilities. A story about Fletcher hunting down some magical widget to sell could combine the heist movie archetype with Rowling’s magical universe and produce something quite fun.Rubeus HagridHagrid is one of the larger supporting characters in the series, both literally and figuratively, but I feel that there are still stories to be told about the half-giant gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures teacher. There are all sorts of possibilities for a Hagrid solo flick, either a prequel following him as he gets expelled from Hogwarts and comes into his new life as a gamekeeper or something after the book series. Hagrid is in many ways one of the movies’ strongest audience identification characters, and we’re all about Robbie Coltrane getting a few more paydays, so greenlight this puppy.More on Geek.com:The Most Magical Harry Potter ToysHarry Potter Ultimate Trivial Pursuit is #GameNightGoalsLearning to Code Just a Swish & Flick Away With Harry Potter-Themed Kitlast_img read more

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Campfire Closure Lifted North Of Alaska Range Still Remains In Effect On

first_imgResidents should contact their local forestry office or go online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn to determine whether there is a burn suspension in effect in their area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With wildfire danger moderating in some parts of the state due to cooler, wetter weather, the Alaska Division of Forestry is lifting the campfire closure that was put into effect last week on state, private and municipal lands in the following boroughs and geographic regions effective at noon on Sunday, July 14.Denali BoroughFairbanks North Star BoroughTanana Valley including Delta, Nenana, Northway, Tanacross, Tok and surrounding communities.Campfire restrictions will remain in effect for the following boroughs and geographic areas:Copper River Valley, including Glenallen south to ValdezKenai Peninsula BoroughMunicipality of AnchorageMatanuska-Susitna BoroughFire managers will continue to monitor conditions daily and adjust campfire closures and Area burn permit suspensions as conditions change. Burn permit suspensions prohibiting open debris burning and the use of burn barrels are currently in place in all Division of Forestry protection areas and will be re-evaluated daily based on conditions. While conditions have moderated in some northern portions of the state, wildfire danger remains high in the southern half of the state, particularly in the Copper River Basin, Southwest Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campfire closure and burn suspensions in those areas will remain in place until conditions change.last_img read more

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Florida Georgia Lines SweetTalking New Single Talk You Out Of It

first_imgNews Facebook Email Meanwhile the journeymen are on tour across the U.S. offering plenty of chances to catch them before summer is over. As the pair continue to earn more new fans all the time, the formula for their success remains, well, simple.”Stick to what you believe in and stay true to that and it’ll eventually work out some way, in some form or fashion,” Hubbard told us in a 2014 interview. That “form or fashion” is looking pretty great as we wait for details about their upcoming album.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter https://twitter.com/FLAGALine/status/1015242391253651458 This summer is shaping up to be the creative country duo’s hottest yet with a highly anticipated album on the wayPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 6, 2018 – 4:16 pm On July 5 country duo Florida Georgia Line released the third preview of their upcoming album with the lyric video for “Talk You Out Of It.”Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are both singer/songwriters who began music in Southern church, where Hubbard also began Christian hip-hop in his teens. “Talk You Out Of It” has hints of R&B and seductive lyrics yearning to get in a Luther Vandross kind of mood, with the lines, “Now you’re lookin’ like a line from a Vandross song/ I’m looking at that fine little dress you got on/ Don’t get me wrong girl I love it/ Now I just want to talk you out of it.”Florida Georgia Line have been everywhere lately, with their Bebe Rexha collaboration “Meant To Be” reaching No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart dated July 7, FGL Fest coming in Sept. and a recently announced one-week Dec. residency in Las Vegas. The other album-preview singles have been “Colorado” and “Simple,” with their lyric video for “Simple,” released May 31, approaching 10 million views and reaching No. 45 on that same July 7 Hot 100. Florida Georgia Line Want To “Talk You Out Of It” florida-georgia-lines-sweet-talking-new-single-talk-you-out-it Florida Georgia Line’s Sweet-Talking New Single “Talk You Out Of It” last_img read more

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Smriti Irani scripts history defeats Rahul Gandhi by 35000 votes

first_imgCongress chief Rahul Gandhi with Union Minister Smriti Irani.Congress president Rahul Gandhi faced a tough battle from BJP candidate and Union Minister Smriti Irani in Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Now, it seems that the Congress chief is trailing for over 35,000 votes.As the Lok Sabha election results pour in, the constituency is witnessing a see-saw battle between the Gandhi scion and Union textile minister Smriti Irani. Irani is leading by nearly 35,899 votes. So far, Gandhi has received 2,63,102 votes, while the Union minister has won 2,99,0012 votes.Addressing a press conference, Rahul Gandhi said, “Respect that India has chosen Narendra Modi as PM.” Conceding his defeat in Amethi, the Congress leader congratulated PM Modi.An estimated 67.11 per cent of the 90.99 crore electors decided the fate of over 8,000 candidates who were in the fray for 542 seats. This is the highest ever voter turnout in Indian parliamentarian elections.last_img read more

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AL welcomes new alliance so does BNP

first_imgObaidul QuaderRuling Awami League secretary general Obaidul Quader on Thursday welcomed the initiative to forge another political alliance outside the folds of the AL and the BNP before the next general elections.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, nevertheless termed the new alliance, reportedly initiated by former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and some other leaders, a ‘tactical one, not based on ideology’.Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirWelcoming the new initiative, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called it pro-people, democratic, and an anti-government political platform.”We’ve always welcomed any initiative in favour of the country’s people and democracy. We’ll surely welcome those who take a stand against the current illegal, unethical, and repressive regime,” he told a press conference at the party’s central office.Both the leaders of the two main parties gave their reactions to Wednesday’s meeting at B Chowdhury’s residence, attended by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) president ASM Abdur Rab, Jatiya Party co-chairman GM Quader, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, and Gono Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury.”It is only natural that new alliances will emerge in the political arena ahead of the national polls… They were not conspiring there. Let’s see what happens ultimately,” Quader said, addressing an awareness raising discussion at Daffodil International University.Asked by newsmen why the earlier meeting held at ASM Rab’s Uttara residence was opposed by law enforcement, the AL general secretary said, neither the government nor the top leadership stopped it. “Some overly enthusiastic people might have done that,” he added.When his attention was drawn to Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad’s statement that his party might quit the grand alliance soon, Quader said the Jatiya Party is part of a “consensus government”. “He will leave if he wants. The government is not in any crisis. However, I don’t think he (Ershad) will go; he made no such indication,” the AL leader added.last_img read more

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Mom is your best friend go tell her you love her

first_imgLove her verballyEspecially men have the philosophy—I don’t have to say I love you, she already knows it. I SHOW love, not just say it…and that may be true, but a woman needs to hear those words, “I Love You!” Moms need to hear it too…and saying it makes you more of a man, not less! Let’s tell her a warm – I LOVE YOU! Love her physicallyWhen’s the last time you gave her a big hug …or a kiss on the cheek, or a neck rub, or just sat on the couch and held her for a change? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’She’s the first person who ever touched you…she wrapped you up in her womb for months, and you came out and first priority was to hold you, and she cuddled you, stroked your head, rubbed your feet, held your little cheeks against her, gave you a finger to grasp…in love she did all these things.  Just HUG her once and keep hugging her.Love her patientlyMothers have an incredible job without any pay.  No position in the business world compares to the physical, emotional, and spiritual commitment she has in motherhood. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShe rises up at break of day and through her tasks she races. Here’s the point, in spite of all she does for us, we often become impatient with her…we get so used to her taking care of things and we come to expect it. Love her patiently. Because she’s tender to your needs is no reason to take advantage of her, it’s reason to be patient and to loveher all the more!Love her attentivelyMothers listen as you pour out your heart…she has a sympathetic ear, and always has…and even as an adult you’ve gone to her when you want someone who will really listen and understand…and she’ll always be on your side.It’s no wonder we like to talk to mom…she listens…but now she has issues, and now it’s your turn to be her “rock”…and take time to listen…it’s payback time! In their older days, our parents have many fears / anxieties…may we treat them as we’d hope to be treated when we are in their shoes! Love her honourablyIf father is the head of the home, then the mother is the heart…don’t break her heart!Respect her position and always ensure to gift her smile, her happiness and peace of mind. As children, its our responsibilty to honor her.  Lord, help us never to be too busy for mom, take time and great effort for her to love her while we have her in our life! Her value is priceless and beyond any words or deeds.Have a love or life query  you cannot find an answer to?  Send your questions to –  roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Martinelli says FARC controlled 25 percent of Panamanian forests

first_imgNo related posts. Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said on Monday that the Colombian guerrilla group FARC controlled 25 percent of the Darién Gap, along the Panamanian frontier with Colombia, in 2009. The testimony followed news that thefirst coca plantation in Central America had been found and destroyed in the same region last month, according to the Spanish newspaper El País. “When I arrived in office in 2009, 25 percent of Darién was controlled by the FARC,” Martinelli told the Panamanian Congress, adding, “today I can say that Panama is totally sovereign over 100 percent of its land.” The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are currently in negotiations with the Colombian government of Juan Manuel Santos to put an end to more than 40 years of violence.Darién has been a conflict zone for Panama, not only because of the presence of guerrilla forces but also because of drug trafficking.On June 18, a joint operation between Panamanian authorities and the Colombia military destroyed nearly 5,000 coca plants in the area and a laboratory to process the plants into cocaine. The facility had the ability to process 30 kilograms of cocaine, reported El País.Carlos Alvarado Valverde, director of the Costa Rican Drug Institute, told the newspaper that the find was not surprising, considering the presence of coca plantations on the Colombian side of the border.InSight Crime, a nonprofit research center, noted that the Darién Gap is used as an operational base by the 57th Front of the FARC, a branch of the guerrilla group involved in international cocaine trafficking. The center suggested that the FARC’s presence in the area makes it likely that the guerrillas are involved if not complicit with the coca plantation discovered.InSight Crime added that coca cultivation in Ecuador has also been attributed to the FARC.Martinelli said, “In the presence of weak state structures, criminal organizations grew,” and noted that the majority of the countries in the region face “escalating violence, increased crime and the presence of organized crime.”“It’s our duty to fight against a new class of sophisticated and organized criminals who have no respect for the law or the constitution,” the president said. Official figures estimate that 90 percent of the cocaine that enters the United States passes through Central America from South America.During 2012, Panama seized some 35 tons of drugs compared to 39 tons in 2011, according to official records. The largest seizures, however, took place in 2009 and 2010 with 54 tons each year.Panamanian authorities reported a drop in the movement of drugs through their national waters thanks to police presence and “Operation Hammer,” a multinational anti-drug initiative launched by the United States and Central America in 2012.The Darién Gap is a nearly impassable stretch of thick jungle along Panama’s western border with Colombia. Known for its lawlessness and isolation, the terrain is so rugged that it remains the only break in the Inter-American Highway, which otherwise stretches interrupted from Alaska to Argentina.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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TAT appoints new deputy governors and advisor

first_imgThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the appointments of three internal executives to the Deputy Governor posts and one executive to be Advisor 10 effective from 1 October, 2015.Mrs. Sujitra Jongchansitto, Executive Director for the Northern Region, has become Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing while Mr. Visanu Jaroensilp, Executive Director at the Office of the Governor, has been named the Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business.Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT’s Executive Director for the East Asia Region, has been promoted to Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific).In addition, Mr. Charun Ohnmee, Executive Director for Planning Department has become Advisor 10.They have replaced the former Deputy Governors and Advisor 10 who retired on 30 September, 2015.The retiring executives are Mr. Pongsathorn Kessasamli, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific), Mr. Anupharp Thirarath, Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing, Mrs. Vilaiwan Twichasri, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, and Mr. Apichart Intharapongpan, Advisor 10. Discover ThainessSource = Andrew J Woodlast_img read more

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JADE Condo Hotel Residences Beach Club at Manuel

first_imgJADE Condo Hotel Residences & Beach Club at Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica announced its official groundbreaking, moving forward with the construction of what is anticipated to be one of the region’s most sought after condo hotel/ resort destinations. The property is situated one mile from Manuel Antonio National Park-the most visited park in Costa Rica-and approximately five miles from Quepos, considered the sport fishing capital of the world.JADE Condo Hotel Residences & Beach Club will feature 240 designer residences within a four-star hotel setting complete with world-class hospitality Laura,Laura,services and resident and guest amenities. JADE is a branded Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property and is affiliated with The Registry Collection® Exchange Program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program offered by Group RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN).Among plans for JADE Condo Hotel Residences & Beach Club are: a private beach club featuring an oceanfront cafe and bar with lagoon pool, cabanas and a lazy river (the only one in Costa Rica); a luxurious resort pool with 180-degree Pacific Ocean views, cabanas and poolside services; a lobby featuring a magnificent nine-story atrium and a 40-foot cascading waterfall; a 2,000-square-foot health, fitness and aerobics center; “Tico,” an upscale Latin fusion restaurant; a wellness spa; a 6,000-square-foot meeting facility; and an array of concierge and guest services. Area activities include golf, white water rafting, kayaking, treetop zip-lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, water sports and other beachside recreation.Dan Dykgraaf, lead developer for JADE Condo Hotel Residences & Beach Club said, “Our vision was to create a place of peaceful discovery and adventure, where people can connect with nature and themselves. In creating this, we were inspired by the stunning backdrop and rainforest of ManuelAntonioNational Park and the pristine beachfront. JADE is situated beautifully in the center, combining a modern design approach with natural and cultural influences.”www.jademanuelantonio.comlast_img read more

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Bank of Cyprus announces first half €18 billion loss

first_imgBank of Cyprus (BoC) on Tuesday reported a €1.8 billion net loss for the first half of the year, impacted by its forced disposal of Greek operations and rising provisions.The bank, forced to seize client deposits to recapitalise in March, was one of three Cypriot lenders forced to sell its Greek operations in March in an attempt to ring-fence the eurozone from contagion from a messy international bailout for the island.Disposal of Greek operations resulted in a loss on disposal of €1.4 billion while impairment of loans was €539 million, BoC said.“The elevated provisioning reflects the continued deterioration in the loan portfolio due to the advancing recession and the ongoing reduction in collateral values in Cyprus.”BoC made a loss of €134 million a year earlier.Since when it has been transformed by the forced acquisition of assets of now-defunct Laiki Bank and the Greek asset disposal this year.CEO John Hourican conceded that the lender was faced with “unprecedented challenges” but the course of action was clear.“Our priority remains to restore investor and customer confidence in the Bank,” he said. “This can only be achieved through our focusing on arresting asset quality deterioration, making progress on non-core disposals and maintaining capital ratios so as to build a strong platform for the safe return of depositors to the Bank.”Based on new Central Bank definitions for non-performing loans the bank had an NPL ratio of 36 per cent in the first half of the year.Bank of Cyprus seized 47.5 per cent of clients’ deposits exceeding €100,000 to recapitalise itself when international lenders discussing a bailout for Cyprus refused to inject cash into the bank.It is the first time in the history of the eurozone crisis that client deposits were tapped to boost regulatory capital. Based on central bank guidelines its core tier 1 capital should exceed 9 per cent.The bank presently has a core tier 1 ratio of 10.5 per cent.“The Group’s Core Tier 1 capital ratio has been restored to 10.5 per cent. The restructuring plans are underway and the Group is taking decisive steps to deal with non-performing loans, strengthen risk management and defend its deposit franchise,” Hourican said.The Group’s total deposits were €17 billion on June 30, 2013 compared with €28.4 billion at the end of the previous year.The drop is primarily due to the disposal of €7.7 billion deposits in Greece and the conversion of €3.8 billion of deposits to equity as per the Bank’s recapitalisation.Deposits in Cyprus account for 85 per cent of Group deposits, Russia, 7 per cent, and deposits in the United Kingdom for 8 per cent. The Bank’s deposit market share in Cyprus was 30 per cent at the end of June.Customer deposits remain the Bank’s primary source of funding and accounted for 51 per cent of assets, while the Bank’s net loans to deposits ratio totalled 140 per cent.Following the absorption of Laiki, Emergency Liquidity Funding was €11.1 billion – some €9 billion came from Laiki.At present, the lender, ELA was €9.8 billion and funding from the European Central bank €1.3 billion.The Bank said it aimed to increase the contribution of deposits towards its funding and to reduce the reliance on funding from Central Banks, and in particular its reliance on ELA.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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