Animal welfare organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), on Thursday announced its Hero to Animals Award for Assam-based Bollywood singer-actor Zubeen Garg.The award is for his call to end animal sacrifice at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple at a Bihu function on May 28.“All religions call for compassion. No religion requires killing or eating animals, and hacking animals to death with weapons is just plain cruel,” Sachin Bangera, PETA-India’s associate director of celebrity and public relations, said.“We commend Zubeen for being a voice for animals and calling for an end to animal sacrifices,” he added.Mr. Garg is a member of People For Animals (PFA), another animal rights organisation.A PETA statement said it has previously given Hero to Animals Award to a few celebrities. They include actor Asin Thottumkal for saving a dog that was hit by a car, actor and TV personality Cyrus Broacha for refusing to perform a stunt that involved riding a bull, actor Zarine Khan for rescuing a cat from the street, actor Rani Mukerji for helping a dog in distress on her film set, and actor Dia Mirza’s production house for giving hope to homeless animals.One of PETA’s major successes, along with PFA, was influencing the Municipal Council of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh to issue an executive order refusing to grant permission for animal sacrifices on the last day of the Kullu Dussehra festival.PETA has also campaigned against animal sacrifice during Bakrid with a letter from the Animal Welfare Board of India to the States saying killing of animals outside licensed slaughterhouses is illegal under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules of 2001.
Kolkata, Jun 6 (PTI) Indias limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and multiple Grand Slam champion Leander Paes are among a host of top sportspersons, who have decided to come forward to help Kolkata-based cancer patient Bapi Majhi and the family of deceased Alip Chakraborty. The charity fund-raising auction will take place at a Central Kolkata hotel on June 11. It is being organised by Kolkata based media group by sports website xtratime.in. Dhoni will not be present in person (he will be in Zimbabwe) but he has donated his wicketkeeping gloves and pads used in limited overs while Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane donated his autographed India jersey for the fund-raiser. Leander has decided to donate one of his racquets used in ATP tour for the upcoming auction. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to donate a couple of his jerseys while Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has given his autographed bat for the auction. Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman, KKR players Manish Pandey, Brad Hogg, Indian womens team pacer Jhulan Goswami, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri and his team-mate Jeje Lalpheklhua have all donated their jerseys. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu has given his signed keeping gloves. The entire amount collected will be handed over to Bapi Majhis family as he is undergoing treatment for liver cancer. A part of the amount will be handed over to late Alip Chakrabortys wife for the education of her children. Alip passed away recently after suffering from throat cancer. Bapi is an ardent Mohun Bagan fan, who used to be a regular at clubs matches till last year. Similarly Alip was an East Bengal fan. PTI KHS PDS KHSadvertisement
3rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). Full ScorecardHardik Pandya made a strong comeback to the Indian team after his suspension over Koffee with Karan was lifted by BCCI. Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended and asked to return home before the first ODI against Australia in Sydney following their controversial remarks on Koffee with Karan.After the suspension was lifted, Hardik Pandya flew out to join the Indian team in New Zealand for the ODI and T20I series. On Monday, Pandya replaced Vijay Shankar and picked 2 for 45 off his 10 overs and took a stunning catch to see off New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.India skipper Virat Kohli was happy to have his star all-rounder back in the team and said he was glad to see Pandya’s efforts and intensity on the field against the Black Caps on Monday.”It’s very, very good to have Hardik back. He is someone who provides a lot of balance to the team. And the way he bowled today showed he went back and practiced his skills.”He put his head down and focussed on what he needed to do and you could tell from the way he bowled with intensity straightaway.. picking two crucial wickets at that stage.”He’s someone who will give you those important contributions in all three departments and that’s something any team would want to have and when he comes in, the team looks a lot more balanced,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.advertisementHardik Pandya, who had stayed away from social media after issuing an apology, tweeted with two words and a few pictures from what was undoubtedly a special match for him.Thank you pic.twitter.com/rzIKQX7ELxhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 28, 2019After Pandya derailed New Zealand, Sunil Gavaskar hailed the all-rounder for a terrific performance.”Terrific performance, absolutely terrific performance. It’s never easy [to fly and straightway play a match]. The jet lag can get to you. He is a young man, he has had things that have happened and he just wants to forget it. The best way to forget it is being out on the field. And this is what he does best. Being on the field and playing for the country… that’s what you want,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.Also Read | Hardik Pandya showed he went back to India and worked hard: Virat KohliAlso Read | Hardik Pandya wants to forget what happened, was terrific in 3rd ODI: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effort
David Luiz Conte awaits assessment on David Luiz knee injury Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 23:26 11/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images David Luiz Chelsea Premier League The defender been on the bench in recent weeks and could be forced out with a knee issue, but the coach is optimistic about Victor Moses’ availability David Luiz has been ruled out of Chelsea’s Premier League contest against Swansea City and will be subject to a further assessment on his knee injury.Boss Antonio Conte said the centre-back, who has found himself on the fringes of Chelsea’s starting XI, is among several injury concerns, with Charly Musonda definitely out and Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy not yet at 100 per cent.Chelsea 7/10 to beat Swans to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And it appears as though David Luiz may be set for a spell on the sidelines as Chelsea attempt to determine the full extent of his troublesome knee.”I must be honest at the moment it is difficult for me to answer [how long he will be out],” Conte told a news conference ahead of Wednesday’s away fixture.”It will be up to the doctor to assess it and take the best decision. I don’t know [how long].”There was better news on wing-back Victor Moses, though, who is back in contention for the first time since damaging his hamstring last month.”He is in contention but at the same time I have to make the best decision for every player,” he added.”For sure Victor is back from a bad injury and needs a bit of time to find the best physical condition. He is an important player for us.”Conte reports David Luiz (knee problem) and Charly Musonda are out, and Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy are trying ‘to come back to 100 per cent’.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 28, 2017 Conte has made no secret this season of the fact he believes Chelsea to be lacking in depth, and the Italian conceded that more injuries would leave his squad stretched.”Yeah [injuries will stretch the squad], but my hope, my hope, first of all is to have all my players available,” he said.”I have spoken before about our problems at the start of the season. We started with a lot of problems because we started the season with a lot of injuries – with [Eden] Hazard, then Pedro in pre-season, then N’Golo [Kante] and Moses.”For sure, it’s always important for every team to have all the players available. We know our situation and we try to do our best in every moment. “Then, I repeat, I’m very happy to work with my players and try to face every situation: easy or difficult situations.”
Prior to the start of the State of Origin series, the two captains of the men’s open teams Steve Roberts (New South Wales) and Daniel Withers (Queensland) shared their final thoughts.Steve Roberts on…The first game:“The nerves are starting to creep in but there is a good feeling amongst the boys. We are seeking redemption from the last time we played.”The 2012 series loss:“We’ve spoken more so about us and what we can do. I think we are masters of our own destiny. We talked about our attitude and getting that right.”The sky blue of New South Wales:“Whenever you put on a rep jersey, I always wear it with pride. That’s the feeling we are trying to distil in everyone within the team. It is up there with the fastest touch you will play, alongside the Trans-Tasman series. It is really exciting and the skill level out there will be on show.”Daniel Withers on…His team:“We are pumped and are really keen to go. We have got some really young guys who are just enthusiastic and are tearing at the bit to get out there and prove they are more than good enough.”Pressure of being defending champions and playing in Queensland:“At the end of the day you just have to take it as another game. For us it is about coming down tonight, turning up and make sure for 40 minutes we rip and tear, take care of a few things in our game plan and make the scoreboard in our favour.”Team’s preparation:“We had our last session a couple of weeks ago and it was incredibly sharp. I was probably the most sharpest session I’ve ever walked away from in my touch career. We are extremely excited and to see these young boys out there, and if they can bring their A-game, it will just be awesome.”State of Origin series:“You look at the rugby league guys and the New South Wales versus Queensland rivalry, nothing changes. It is probably the fastest game you will ever be involved in and to get out there, play at this level, against some of your mates and the best players in the world, there is no better stage to be running on.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksCaptain’s tales: Men
Twitter/@ClemsonFBClemson, last year’s national runner-up, opened up its 2016 training camp yesterday. The Tigers are considered one of the favorites to win this year’s national championship after coming up just short in 2015.Besides a Heisman candidate at quarterback and an intimidating home field, Clemson is known for its social media presence. The program dropped a highlight video this afternoon recapping yesterday’s practice.Clemson aims to take the next step in 2016.Lace up. Strap in. Cross the line. #Clemson Football is here. Finish with no regrets. #ALLIN #BYOG pic.twitter.com/oxL4kEKCrC— Clemso Football (@ClemsonFB) August 4, 2016The Tigers open up their 2016 season at Auburn on Sept. 3. Kick-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.To see what Auburn has been up to in its camp, click here.
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)One of the longest winning streaks in college football history has come to an end tonight.Florida, which had beaten Kentucky 31 straight times, did not earn victory No. 32 this evening.The Gators fell to the Wildcats at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.Kentucky 27, Florida 16.Kentucky beats Florida for the first time in 32 years ? pic.twitter.com/oUEHJ2iisE— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 9, 2018A Florida defensive back had “guaranteed” the win heading into Saturday night.”It’s 31, right? It’ll be 32 on Saturday.” — Gators DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on streak against Kentucky— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) September 3, 2018Oops.
ESTEVAN, Sask. — The co-founder of a group that helps homeless veterans says he knows his decision to refuse money from organizers of a weekend rally in Saskatchewan was the right one after viewing online video of the event.Jim Lowther of VETS Canada says he accepted a request from the event, called Canada’s Patriot Party, to promote that it would be raising money for the veterans’ group.But days before the rally, convoy and concert in Estevan on Saturday, Lowther says he became concerned about connections that some of the organizers had with political groups — some of which he says advocate hate.Lowther says he informed the organizer that they were cancelling their affiliation, and the organizer responded by sharing Lowther’s phone number on social media, asking people to contact him directly.He says they’ve been inundated with angry phone calls, but he says video of the event only reassures him he made the right move.The platform where speakers addressed the rally was covered with signs opposing globalism, Justin Trudeau and the carbon tax, and one speaker lamented that Canada has lost its morals and is no longer a Judeo-Christian country.“It’s not something that we wanted to be seen supporting or even having it look like we support them,” Lowther said in an interview Sunday from his home in Dartmouth, N.S.“We knew we were going to be attacked. We knew it was going to be rough. We didn’t know how bad it was going to be, but it’s still worth it.”Lowther claimed the organizers also started a GoFundMe page for the event without their permission.Event organizer Jayme Knyx could not be immediately reached for comment on Sunday.On Friday, Knyx posted a statement on Facebook along with a video message where he gave out Lowther’s contact details. “We don’t support hate or any side of any political debate and remain nonpartisan,” the statement said. “This event is about trying to help raise awareness and funds for our veterans, not the yellow vests.”Video of the rally that was posted to the Canada’s Patriot Party Facebook page includes speakers who said they are veterans. But they spoke on a flat-deck trailer that had signs that said “No to Globalism,” “No ISIS Fighters,” “No Trudeau” and one sign that had a United Nations emblem with a red maple leaf and the words “Access Denied” written across it.One speaker read a poem about being Canadian, noting Canadians are different from Americans because “we don’t build fences to keep our neighbours out.”“Get off the couch, get Trudeau out 2019!” he concluded.The Facebook page promoting the event had posted a video called “Top 10 Stupid Things Trudeau Has Done As PM (So Far).”Lowther said the angry calls and emails have been coming in around the clock. He posted one obscenity-ridden voicemail on Twitter that accused him of wanting veterans to be broke.He and his wife founded VETS Canada in 2010, and the group helps vets in crisis who are homeless or almost homeless. They’ll help with rent or grocery bills, and also have drop-in centres in Dartmouth, Edmonton and Ottawa.Lowther said he’s a veteran himself, and decided to get involved after running into a homeless vet he knew.He said it was difficult to turn down a donation. They get support from Veterans Affairs, but rely on contributions.“We can’t be political and we can’t show favouritism to anyone except the veteran,” Lowther said.—By Rob Drinkwater in EdmontonThe Canadian Press
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Fourteen people arrested while protesting a pipeline in northwestern British Columbia will have to wait about two months to learn if contempt charges against them will be pursued as a criminal or civil matter.The 14 were in court in Prince George Monday after being arrested Jan. 7 when heavily armed RCMP officers dismantled a blockade south of Houston, B.C.Justice Marguerite Church agreed with a request to put the matter over to April 15 to give more time to go over disclosure and allow the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch to consider how to proceed. Whether to move to the matter to Smithers, closer to where the defendants live, will also be considered at the April hearing.Arrests began after Coastal GasLink won an interim injunction prohibiting protesters from impeding pre-construction work on the $6.2-billion pipeline which would carry natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat.The gas would then be liquefied for shipment overseas as part of the recently approved $40-billion LNG Canada project.Meanwhile, those opposing a permanent injunction against any further blockades of the pipeline now have until Feb. 20 to make their case after the deadline was extended from Jan. 31.Coastal GasLink has been given until May 31 to file its response. (Prince George Citizen)
MEXICO CITY — The head of Mexico’s financial intelligence unit says that a former executive at the state-owned oil company who was sanctioned this week by the comptroller’s office is Pemex’s former director Emilio Lozoya.Santiago Nieto investigates financial crimes at Mexico’s finance ministry and he congratulated the comptroller via Twitter late Wednesday for banning Lozoya from holding public positions for 10 years. The comptroller hadn’t identified the executive.Nieto says the ban is fundamental in the fight against corruption and impunity.Former executives of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht have given evidence to prosecutors in that country that implicates Lozoya in the company’s bribery scandal. Lozoya has denied receiving bribes.Earlier this month, Mexico’s attorney general said there was new evidence in the case in Mexico and charges would come within two months.The Associated Press
TORONTO — Stock markets surged Friday on further indications that a long-awaited fix to the euro zone debt crisis could be at hand.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 126.61 points to 11,766.36 and the TSX Venture Exchange climbed 9.22 points to 1,190.64 after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande released a joint statement saying they will do anything they can to stop the 17 countries that use the euro from breaking up. They didn’t offer details.Markets have rallied strongly since the European Central Bank president pledged Thursday to do whatever it takes to save the euro currency union.Mario Draghi suggested that the central bank could intervene in markets to lower the borrowing rates of financially weak countries like Spain.“At the end of the day, the only institution that is critical to resolving the issue is the European Central Bank,” said Patrick Blais, managing director and portfolio manager at MFC Global Investment Management.“They’re the only institution with the capacity and the ability to at the end of the day to monetize part of the debt.”The Canadian dollar rose 0.51 of a cent to 99.56 cents US amid rising prices for oil and metals.New York markets were also sharply higher despite data showing economic growth slowed during the second quarter to its lowest pace in a year. Gross domestic product rose 1.5%, which was roughly in line with expectations. That’s down from a revised two% gain in the first quarter. But the data raised expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will indicate next week that another round of economic stimulus is in the works.The Dow Jones industrials surged 187.73 points to 13,075.66.The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 64.84 points to 2,958.09 and the S&P 500 index climbed 25.95 points to 1,385.97.Stocks have been depressed in recent weeks as the focus of the European government debt crisis moved to Spain. Traders skeptical over the government’s ability to manage high debt levels have driven up bond yields past the seven% level, which is considered unsustainable in the long run.Draghi suggested that the ECB considers it part of its job to keep government borrowing rates at normal levels. It could do so by buying government bonds, which has the effect of lowering their yield, or interest rate.Hopes for central bank assistance in Europe and the U.S. helped push the TSX up 1.23% this week.Commodity prices advanced with September copper ahead three cents to US$3.43 a pound. The base metals sector led gains, up 2.5%. First Quantum Minerals improved by 53 cents to $18.60.The September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead 74 cents to US$90.13 a barrel, helping take the energy sector up 1.84%. Imperial Oil moved ahead 87 cents to $43.64.The financial sector rose 1.53% with Sun Life Financial ahead 53 cents to $21.40.Shares in insurance and investment giant Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. shed $2.01 to $377.99 after it said quarterly profit rose 14%, largely due to improved underwriting results and a jump in revenues from premiums written by its insurance and reinsurance businesses.Techs also lent support with shares in electronics manufacturer Celestica Inc. ahead 53 cents or 7.17% to $7.92 after it said quarterly net income fell 48% as it prepares for the end of its relationship with Research In Motion Ltd., for which it had assembled BlackBerry phones. Revenue for the three months dropped five% to $1.74-billion, above expectations for $1.69-billion.The gold sector turned positive while August gold gained $2.90 to US$1,618 an ounce. Barrick Gold continued to lose ground after issuing a disappointing earnings report Thursday, down 55 cents to $32.49.Eldorado Gold gained 58 cents to $11.10 after it reported quarterly net income of $46.6 million or seven cents share. That is down 38% from a year ago. Revenues from gold sales for the quarter came in at $214.2-million, down 13% from a year earlier. Eldorado also revised its 2012 production guidance downward.Elsewhere on the earnings front, Facebook shares plunged 11.7% to US$23.70 after the social networking site reported stronger-than-expected revenue and a gain in user numbers Thursday. But investors weren’t impressed with the fact that growth has slowed. Also, Facebook didn’t offer an outlook for the rest of the year.Starbucks dropped 9.4% to US$47.47 after the coffee retailer reported Thursday that net income in its fiscal third quarter rose 19% from a year ago. But analysts expected more, and were further disappointed when the company cut its outlook for the current quarter because of a recent slowdown in U.S. customer traffic and persisting challenges in hard-hit European regions.In Canada, TransCanada Corp. posted second-quarter net income attributable to common shares of $272-million or 39 cents per share, down from $353-million or 50 cents per common shares in the same period last year. Revenue came in at $1.8-billion compared to $1.79-billion year over year.TransCanada also said it has won final approval on three permits needed to build an oil pipeline to refineries on the Texas coast. Its shares edged five cents higher to $44.85.
He said that real peace can be achieved only after a political solution is given to the people in the North and East of the country.Premadasa also called on UNP stalwarts including the “Wickremesinghes” to join hands for the ultimate goal of establishing a UNP government. (Colombo Gazette) The United National Party (UNP) today called for the unconditional release of former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka.UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, addressing the R. Premadasa commemorative event in Colombo, said that terrorism was defeated as a result of the leadership given to the military by Fonseka in 2009. Sarath Fonseka’s wife Anoma Fonseka was among the guests at the commemorative event while several UNP members and supporters also attended. Speaking here further Premadasa also said that while the UNP welcomes the defeat of terrorism, the country was yet to experience the true fruits of peace.
Meeting in Bonn at the International Conference on Freshwater, ministers from 22 African countries adopted a 17-point Declaration resolving to “put water, sanitation and hygiene issues from the margins to the centre of the sustainable development agenda in Africa,” according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).The recommendation comes against the background of recent statistics showing that 6,000 people a day, or over 2 million a year, are dying as a result of sub-standard sanitation.The ministers expressed hope that the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), taking place in Johannesburg next September, would deliver the much-needed solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation crisis.“We call upon the cooperating partners of Africa and the international community to support a regional and global alliance for tackling water and sanitation problems,” the Declaration says, adding that there is a need for “drastic measures to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions for all our peoples.”Among the eight key actions needed to deliver sufficient safe and clean water for people and wildlife are a strengthening of policies and laws for water management, an intergovernmental policy dialogue for water security and financing for the development of the water sector.
Box Office Top 20: ‘Beauty’ adds $90.4 million in weekend 2 LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theatres, adding $90.4 million to its North American grosses, which now tally at $319 million.“Beauty and the Beast” easily topped the crop of newcomers, including Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” which got off to a solid start with $40 million and a few less successful debuts as well.The sci-fi thriller “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds opened in fourth place, behind “Kong: Skull Island,” with a middling $12.5 million, while the big screen take on “CHIPS” only managed to bring in $7.7 million in its first weekend in theatres for a seventh place start.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Beauty And The Beast,” Disney, $90,426,717, 4,210 locations, $21,479 average, $319,032,604, 2 Weeks.2. “Power Rangers,” Lionsgate, $40,300,288, 3,693 locations, $10,913 average, $40,300,288, 1 Week.3. “Kong: Skull Island,” Warner Bros., $14,670,653, 3,666 locations, $4,002 average, $133,747,891, 3 Weeks.4. “Life,” Sony, $12,501,936, 3,146 locations, $3,974 average, $12,501,936, 1 Week.5. “Logan,” 20th Century Fox, $10,334,390, 3,163 locations, $3,267 average, $201,644,986, 4 Weeks.6. “Get Out,” Universal, $8,851,845, 2,474 locations, $3,578 average, $147,669,880, 5 Weeks.7. “Chips,” Warner Bros., $7,722,802, 2,464 locations, $3,134 average, $7,722,802, 1 Week.8. “The Shack,” Lionsgate, $3,859,551, 2,330 locations, $1,656 average, $49,146,595, 4 Weeks.9. “The Lego Batman Movie,” Warner Bros., $2,100,951, 1,638 locations, $1,283 average, $170,972,203, 7 Weeks.10. “The Belko Experiment,” OTL Releasing, $1,878,370, 1,341 locations, $1,401 average, $7,648,935, 2 Weeks.11. “Hidden Figures,” 20th Century Fox, $753,140, 640 locations, $1,177 average, $167,015,012, 14 Weeks.12. “The Last Word,” Bleecker Street, $535,493, 380 locations, $1,409 average, $988,218, 4 Weeks.13. “John Wick: Chapter Two,” Lionsgate, $457,414, 403 locations, $1,135 average, $90,851,421, 7 Weeks.14. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Disney, $446,992, 267 locations, $1,674 average, $531,314,491, 15 Weeks.15. “Passengers,” Sony, $397,472, 506 locations, $786 average, $99,886,692, 14 Weeks.16. “Lion,” The Weinstein Company, $394,481, 320 locations, $1,233 average, $50,736,321, 18 Weeks.17. “T2: Trainspotting,” Sony, $389,453, 59 locations, $6,601 average, $622,727, 2 Weeks.18. “Wilson,” Fox Searchlight, $336,227, 310 locations, $1,085 average, $336,227, 1 Week.19. “The Sense Of An Ending,” CBS Films, $276,816, 235 locations, $1,178 average, $1,031,040, 3 Weeks.20. “Phillauri,” Fox International Productions, $260,982, 74 locations, $3,527 average, $260,982, 1 Week.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2017 4:19 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 28, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” (Disney via AP)
CHINA MINING Congress and Expo will open in Tianjin on October 20-22, 2009. International Mining is an international media sponsor and will have a booth there. Just today Mineweb reports base metals companies have attracted more investment than their glamorous gold mining counterparts recently, thanks to China’s appetite for metals and still strong investor interest.How is the current economic situation affecting the mining industry & commodities?What do the industry and commodity trends look like?What is the role of China within the global mining industry?How and where can you find business opportunities in China and Chinese companies going abroad? ……All those are keen questions in the industry without certain answers, and this event will provide the appropriate platform to discuss all these questions during one of the largest mining events worldwide, hosted by China’s Ministry of Land & Resources.Providing the largest mineral exploration and mining trading platform, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo plays an important role in creating more communication and co-operation opportunities for domestic and international mining corporations. The rising importance of CHINA MINING Congress and Expo will be also reflected by the continuous raising of the annual visitors and delegates. So more than 3,500 delegates and 400 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries & regions joint the event and celebrated the 10th anniversary in 2008.CHINA MINING Congress & Expo’s trade show attracts foreign and domestic governments, associations and companies, including mining and exploration companies, mining technique and equipment suppliers, geologists as well as banks and legal consulting firms.Conference, exhibition and featured events, as the three cores of CHINA MINING Congress & Expo, contribute to greater world appeal and influence. CHINA MINING Congress & Expo not only collects a tremendous information, capital and technology stream, but also provide a convenient channel for the purpose of economic and trading co-operations and communications between China and the world.CHINA MINING Congress & Expo will continue to impel the constant development of the global mining economy with its cohesive effect and core impact. Therefore this year’s show is also going to build a wider stage for a better dialogue and co-operation opportunity for governments, enterprises and all circles from each country.CHINA MINING Congress & Expo 2009 will be held at Tianjin Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center (BICEC) on October 20-22, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.china-mining.org/
La Joconde livre de nouveaux secrets France – Comment Léonard de Vinci est-il parvenu à peindre des visages aussi parfaits ? Pour la première fois, une analyse chimique a été effectuée sur sept tableaux du musée du Louvre, dont la célèbre Joconde. Elle a permis de révéler la composition et l’épaisseur de chaque couche de matière déposée par le peintre. La peinture de Léonard de Vinci fascine par la subtilité de ses effets optiques, qui donnent un effet artistique vaporeux estompant les contours, adoucissant les transitions et fondant les ombres comme une fumée. Baptisée sfumato, cette technique picturale est non seulement le fruit du génie de l’artiste mais également le résultat des innovations techniques du début XVIe siècle. Si des observations minutieuses, des mesures optiques et des reconstitutions ont déjà décrit le sfumato, de nouvelles analyses tendent à confirmer le procédé notamment dans la façon dont sont rendus les dégradés. Pour la première fois, l’équipe de Philippe Walter du laboratoire du centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France, affilié au CNRS, apporte un nouvel éclairage sur le sfumato grâce à une étude chimique des couches de peinture. Sept tableaux attribués à Léonard de Vinci ont été analysés sans prélèvement, directement dans les salles du musée du Louvre (L’Annonciation ; La Vierge aux rochers ; La Belle Ferronnière ; Sainte Anne, la Vierge et l’Enfant ; La Joconde ; Saint Jean-Baptiste ; Bacchus).À lire aussiUn mystérieux portrait découvert sous un tableau de Picasso Les scientifiques se sont concentrés sur l’étude des visages car ils sont emblématiques du rendu pictural du sfumato. Ils ont utilisé la spectrométrie de fluorescence des rayons X pour déterminer la composition et l’épaisseur de chaque couche de matière au niveau de neuf visages dont celui de Mona Lisa. Tous ont été peints par Léonard de Vinci sur 40 ans de carrière. Les chercheurs ont ainsi mis en évidence plusieurs recettes employées par l’artiste pour réaliser les ombres sur les visages. Ces recettes sont caractérisées à la fois par une technique (emploi de couches de glacis ou d’une peinture très fine) et par la nature des pigments ou des additifs. Dans le cas des glacis, des couches fines de 1 à 2 micromètres ont été minutieusement appliquées pour atteindre une épaisseur totale ne dépassant pas 30 à 40 micromètres. L’ensemble des données obtenues lève un voile sur les recherches constantes de Léonard de Vinci dans le rendu du vivant de ses œuvres d’art.Le 16 juillet 2010 à 11:44 • Emmanuel Perrin
Beppe Marotta admits Ivan Perisic is likely to complete a switch to Arsenal with the sporting director confirming the player doesn’t want to stay at the club.Perisic has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Arsenal but a sticking point remains the structure of his transfer, and Marotta warned time was running out for the Gunners.“The meal went well,” the Nerazzurri chief disclosed to Football Italia after a meeting with Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti and the club’s board.“It’s a normal situation and it happens at all clubs because yesterday the President couldn’t come to Turin.“We took stock of the situation, it’s normal. Perisic? I repeat, it’s difficult to keep players who don’t want to stay, but no real offer has come in yet so there are no grounds [for him to leave right now].Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“It’s up to us to manage this situation. I was hoping for a very quiet transfer window. Instead, there have been very few developments and plenty of dissatisfaction.”Morning. Here’s a video of Perisic making defenders fall over, pic.twitter.com/ZT3oMsuoWY— Aido (@HandofEmery) January 28, 2019
Craig Stephen Hicks faces murder charges in the slaying of three young Muslims in North Carolina. RALEIGH, N.C. — The fathers of three young Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor who was angry over parking spots stood before their caskets Thursday and urged a crowd of thousands to protect others by demanding justice. More than 5,000 people came to the funeral of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, who were killed Tuesday in the couple’s Chapel Hill apartment. A self-described “gun toting” atheist with a reputation for bullying his neighbors, Craig Stephen Hicks, turned himself in and was jailed on first-degree murder charges. Chapel Hill police said they are investigating whether religious or ethnic hatred motivated Hicks in any way, and federal investigators said hate crimes haven’t been ruled out. The FBI also announced Thursday that it has “opened a parallel preliminary inquiry to determine whether any federal laws were violated.” U.S. Attorney Ripley Rand, the district’s top federal prosecutor, had said Wednesday that there was no immediate evidence Muslims were being targeted.
‘When I entered the ground the only thought came in my mind was that we have to win this and we can win this. I had the intuition that it will be our day and we will create history,’ Sreejesh told PTI Bhasha from Incheon, South Korea.A spirited India edged past defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to regain the Asiad men’s hockey gold after a gap of 16 years and also sealed a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Hero of the match Sreejesh, who excelled in regulation time and shoot out as well, said that handling pressure is always key.‘There was pressure as it was a match against Pakistan but I took it as any other normal match. Everyone including me did not let emotions dominate us and we played with passion. That was our key to success,’ he said.It was not an easy task to cope up with additional pressure while playing the final against a side which had also beaten them in the league phase, but Sreejesh opined that the first loss was an eye opener.‘The loss against Pakistan in pool phase was an eye opener . After that we worked harder and were more focused that resulted in semifinal win against strong team like Korea,’ he said.Asked about the heart-breaking 1-7 Asiad final loss against Pakistan in 1982, Sreejesh said that the present win will wipe out all the bad memories.‘Ofcourse, people like to remember good things, good memories. I am sure that they will now remember this win and forget past losses. It is the beginning of a new era,’ he said.Sreejesh also admitted that the expectations will be higher now and said that the team is ready to deliver.‘We know that people will expect us to win more. They want us to do well in Rio Olympic and we are ready to deliver. We have defeated Pakistan, won Asiad gold and qualified for Olympics so this is a 3-in-1 victory for us. We have enough time to prepare for Olympic and won’t let our countrymen down,’ he said.When asked about how they celebrated the win, he said that actual celebration will happen in India.‘We went out for dinner on Thursday but actual celebration will happen in India . May be in our next camp,’ he said.