‘Digital boards will change the face of classrooms, education’

first_imgThe launching of ‘Operation Digital Board’ across 15 lakh classrooms in the country in the next four years will change the face of education in the country, said Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar.Speaking at the third edition of Excellence in Education conclave organised by The Hindu group in association with Blue Star here on Thursday, Mr. Javadekar said, “We get valuable inputs from such events to raise the educational standards in the country. The media is not just a loudspeaker but has to critically examine government programmes and come up with new suggestions so that the country is benefitted and enriched.” In his special message delivered via video link, Mr. Javadekar mentioned the initiatives undertaken by the NDA government to harness the digital revolution. “Our government has taken benefit of the digital revolution to educate 15 lakh teachers and making education available online and offline. Education policy today is based on accessibility, accountability, affordability and equity,” he said.He said that the HRD Ministry had unveiled initiatives like SWAYAM and the National Digital Library (NLD) to revolutionise the structure of education in the country.He further said that the granting of complete autonomy to IIMs was a major step towards ensuring excellence in education. The concept of research parks and Atal innovation centres was a major step towards fostering entrepreneurship, he added.State Education Minister Vinod Tawde said The Hindu conclave was “a breakthrough” for thinking about the education system not only in Maharashtra, but in the entire country.“Our educational system still languishes in the industrial revolution era. The conclave will help in providing inputs on how the curriculum can be adapted to today’s digital educational epoch,” Mr. Tawde said.He further remarked on the need to mull about the emotional and spiritual quotients and not merely the intelligence quotient in education.In his keynote address, Maharashtra Education Commissioner Vishal Solanki noted that the three critical issues were digitalisation in 21st century schools, excellence in education and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.“While phrases like ‘Technology is a great leveller’ sounds good to the ears, in reality, a lot needs to be done towards improving digital connectivity in the State’s — and India’s — rural hinterland,” Mr. Solanki said.Observing that while education offered by some establishments was expensive, he questioned whether an ‘Ivy League’ education truly guaranteed quality education or imbibed the right values in moulding children’s characters.“It is necessary to introspect in this digital age if a wealthy education is the sole guarantor of quality? For there is an amazing hunger for education among children in the rural areas as opposed to their privileged urban counterparts. We also have to ask hard questions as to how effective is the vocational training being imparted to students in institutes across the State,” he said.Fondly recalling his eager wait for The Hindu during his days as a civil services aspirant, Mr. Solanki said Pune was an apt place to host the conclave as it had a number of excellent institutions with a 200-year academic pedigree.Commenting on the yeoman service rendered by The Hindu in upholding journalistic values and maintaining literary standards, B. Thiagarajan, Joint Managing-Director, Blue Star, said the conclave symbolised a marriage of two iconic brands in fostering education and an entrepreneurial spirit through knowledge.“For educationists as well as the student fraternity, The Hindu is indelibly associated with high-quality English writing and a judicious choice of informative articles. Likewise, a commitment to providing quality vocational training constitutes a significant part of Blue Star’s CSR initiatives,” said Mr. Thiagarajan.last_img read more

Polling peaceful in six LS, 42 Assembly seats in Odisha

first_imgPolling passed off peacefully in six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies of Odisha in the third phase of simultaneous elections on Tuesday.An average of 61% voting was recorded till 5 p.m., and it was likely to increase since voting was in progress, according to the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha. The Lok Sabha seats where polling was conducted during the day are Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur and Keonjhar. The 42 Assembly segments came under these six Parliamentary constituencies.EVMs malfunctioningReports of malfunctioning of EVMs were received from some booths in the morning hours, but polling was resumed after replacing those machines. Polling was postponed in a booth under Sambalpur following error and wrong pairing of VVPAT.In another incident, a polling official passed away while on duty in Dhenkanal district. The official, Nabakishore Nayak, who collapsed inside the booth, was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar hospital.Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik was among the prominent leaders to cast their votes in the morning hours. After casting his vote, Mr. Patnaik exuded confidence that the BJD would perform well in the elections in the State.The prominent candidates who were in the fray for Tuesday’s elections include former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, former Director General of Police Prakash Mishra and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra.4th phase on April 29 Polling is already over in nine Lok Sabha and 63 Assembly constituencies in Odisha in the previous two phases – April 11 and 18. The fourth and last phase polling in the remaining six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies, for which campaigning is still going on, is scheduled to be held on April 29.On the other hand, Mr. Patnaik campaigned for party nominees in areas under the Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituencies later in the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed two public meetings at Balasore and Kendrapara during the day.last_img read more

Manny Pacquiao attends Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night, meets Floyd Mayweather at courtside

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pacquiao, however, didn’t expect to see rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. sitting courtside in the game the Clippers won 128-109 against the Charlotte Hornets. Timberwolves escape Thunder in Ryan Saunders’ coaching debut 🥊 x 🏀 x #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/XRBv7nBsmI— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2019Filipino-American recording artist Apl.de.ap—Allan Pineda Lindo in real life—also performed during the halftime break.Mayweather and Pacquiao both had storied careers and the exchanged the pound-for-pound king label in the late 2000s and early 2010s.The two eventually fought each other in 2015 with Mayweather taking a unanimous decision win.Pacquiao is set to defend his WBA World welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 👋 @mannypacquiao pic.twitter.com/lQaXwk7jW0— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Things went from planned to complete serendipitous for Manny Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBoxing’s only eight-division World champion was a guest during the Los Angeles Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night at Staples Center wherein he got to spend some time with the players and join in the few events the team planned for the night.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? They meet again. Only here.@mannypacquiao | @FloydMayweather | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/OQrezLim14— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2019While throwing t-shirts to the crowd, Pacquiao chanced upon Mayweather and the two dapped each other up.Pacquiao also went to the Clippers’ locker room where head coach Doc Rivers, Tobias Harris, Lou Williams, and Patrick Beverley got to meet the Filipino boxing icon.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

GST rollout from April 1 if law passed in next session: Sinha

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Targeting April 2017 for the rollout of Goods and Services Tax, the government is betting on support from smaller regional parties to pass the national sales tax legislation in the Parliament session from next month, and expects approval for supporting laws by year-end. GST was earlier planned to be introduced from April 1 this year, converting 29 states into a single market through the new indirect tax regime, but the deadline was missed as the bill to roll it out remains stalled in the opposition- dominated Rajya Sabha. “If we can pass it in the monsoon session (of Parliament beginning next month), then we can implement it in April 1, 2017,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha told PTI. The government has enough backing from smaller regional parties to pass the Bill in Rajya Sabha without support from the main opposition Congress party, he said. Congress, which first proposed the constitutional amendment in 2006, is demanding capping the overall rate at 18 per cent and scrapping an additional 1 per cent tax designed to compensate manufacturing-heavy states that fear losing revenue once the measure is implemented. After Parliament approves the constitutional amendment to allow GST, it needs to be ratified by more than half of states. Then Parliament must pass another bill to implement the GST, Sinha said. “First the Constitution Amendment will have to be ratified by 50 per cent of the state assemblies, then the GST Bill will be passed by all the state assemblies,” he said. After the Constitution Amendment Bill is passed in Parliament, there are three more legislations – Central GST (CGST), State GST (SGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) – which are required to be passed. “Of course, there is a complicated legislative calendar that we have to work through. Then there are implementation issues which are working, but we feel that we can get all of that done in time,” he said. Meanwhile, the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers will deliberate on the model GST law at a two-day meeting in Kolkata beginning tomorrow. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will participate in the meeting and try to iron out differences with the states over the new regime. The GST bill — which will help create a single national sales tax to replace several state and central levies — has already been approved by the Lok Sabha or Lower House of Parliament and is pending in the Upper House where the government doesnt have a majority. Sinha hoped to get support of most of the parties on GST Bill so that it is passed with national consensus. “Our expectation is that we will get support from many parties. We would like it to be passed with a national consensus, so we would like all parties to approve it. In the Lok Sabha when the Constitution Amendment was passed, it was passed unanimously. So we would like it to be passed in Rajya Sabha unanimously as well,” he said. PTI JD DP CS ANZ SAadvertisementlast_img read more

Madras HC notice to ASI authorities over plea on excavations

first_imgMadurai, July 17 (PTI) The Madras High Court today sought the stands of the commissioner of the Archaeological Survey of India and others on a plea for setting up a museum for antiquities unearthed from Adhichanallur excavation site in Tuticorin district since 2004.A Madurai bench of the high court sought the stands of the ASI Commissioner, Chennai, the Bengaluru superintending archaeologist and the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department commissioner also by August 2, the next date for the hearing.On a plea by by one S Kamaraj, a historian, the division bench of justices K K Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan also issued notices to the principal secretary for archaeology education, and Tamil Nadus Youth welfare and Sports Development Department. In his petition, Kamaraj submitted that after a gap of about 100 years, the fourth phase of excavations were carried out at the site in 2004, where an extraordinary large burial site spread over 114 acres, besides habitation sites were discovered.Urns with Tamil Brahmi scripts (100-200 BC), iron weapons and bronze utensils too were unearthed, he said. However, he said, no report had been published so far with regard to the excavation, which was discontinued though the site was more than 3,500 years old and could throw a lot of light on ancient Tamil culture.The petitioner submitted that in 1876, during the first excavation, 5,872 objects were unearthed by a German, Dr Jagor and later a British national unearthed 5,800 objects, all of which had been taken to Chennai.As per the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, the officials should have continued the excavation and submitted a report, he claimed.Though many had written about the ASI site and sought publication of a report by the ASI, no action had been taken so far, he alleged.Hence, he prayed the court to intervene and direct the ASI to resume the excavation and display the objects unearthed in a museum. PTI SSN ROH APR RAX DKlast_img read more

India vs Pakistan Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs PAK ODI match Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV

first_imgIndia vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, live streaming: Super Four 3rd match live telecast from Dubai. Watch Asia Cup Super Four, Ind vs Pak cricket match free live streaming online: Watch IND vs PAK ODI match Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TVBeaming with confidence after successive lop-sided wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh, a confident India will once again aim to brush aside the Green Brigade when the two sides clash in a Super Four tie of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.India vs Bangladesh Final Asia Cup 2018 Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs BAN Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TVThe men in blue are in sublime touch presently and after an average show against Hong Kong in their campaign opener, the Rohit Sharma-led side registered convincing victories against Pakistan and Bangladesh.Pakistan fan, who sang Indian anthem in match vs India, has another plan for SundayThe last time when the two sides met, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan side had no answer to either Indian bowling attack or the batting as the issue became a completely one-sided affair with India dominating in each department of the game.It was a very ordinary performance from Pakistan: Wasim AkramRohit will be eyeing another top-level show from his bowlers and batsmen, including himself. The skipper himself is in good touch with the bat, amassing 158 runs from three innings while opener Shikhar Dhawan, too, looks in fine form, putting 213 runs in three games.advertisementAsia Cup 2018: Sunil Gavaskar impressed with Rohit Sharma’s captaincyOn the other hand, Pakistan will need to come up with something special to stop a spirited team India.Overall, India will once again be the favourites but an unpredictable Pakistan has the ability to bounce back and so another high-voltage clash could be on the cards on a super Sunday.Bhuvneshwar was confident against Pakistan despite nervous injury return vs Hong KongWhat time is India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?The game starts on 5:00 PM IST on September 23, Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Pakistan match.Where will the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI be played?The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI will be played at at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Pakistan from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the team squads for the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Hope ‘Manikarnika…’ gets a solo release on Republic Day: Kangana Ranaut

first_imgMumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen playing the role of Rani Laxmibai in “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”, hopes that her forthcoming film gets a solo release at the box office early next year.Kangana was interacting with the media at the 25th anniversary of Swiss Watchmaker brand Chopard where the brand unveiled “Happy Sport Collection” on Saturday.There were reports that Hrithik Roshan starrer “Super 30” is running behind it’s due schedule since the time the film’s director Vikas Bahl’s name cropped up in sexual harassment cases and therefore, the film will not be able to release on January 25 along with “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”.When asked whether this situation is favourable for her film, Kangana said, “It’s very good thing because I feel we should remember people who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country on days like Independence Day and Republic Day.””Our film has a patriotic theme so, that date is very important for us and we will be very happy to have a solo release on that day.”When asked how the post-production work of the film is going on, Kangana said, “Actually, we were feeling that we are in a war zone because the post-production of the film is taking place.”Our film is on a huge scale so there are lots of VFX involved in the film but now by the grace of God, our deadlines are under control. It’s an amazing experience. After January 25, I will be very happy to sort of take a little break and go somewhere because I have been working so long on this film.””Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” also stars Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Danny Denzongappa, Suresh Oberoi and Jisshu Sengupta in key roles. It is directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti.The film is scheduled to be released on January 25.–IANSiv/nv/bgadvertisementlast_img read more

5 wickets gave me more pleasure: Shakib Al Hasan after equalling Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record

first_imgShakib Al Hasan on Monday equalled Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record of scoring a fifty and picking up five-wicket haul in the same match to lead Bangladesh to a 62-run victory over Afghanistan in Southampton.Shakib Al Hasan registered career-best figures of 5 for 29 in 10 overs and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to pick up a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match as they bowled out Afghanistan for 200 while defending 262 for 7 at the Hampshire Bowl.Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was the first cricketer in World Cup history to bag 5 wickets and score a fifty in a match. Yuvi had achieved the feat against Ireland in the 2011 edition, when he got 5 for 31 and scored 50 not out in the match which India won by 5 wickets in Bengaluru.Shakib’s bowling figures were the best by a Bangladeshi cricketer in World Cups and the second best by a spinner from the country in ODI cricket.Shakib’s figures today were the best ever recorded by a Bangladeshi player in a World Cup match #CWC19 | #RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/jv7LKmj93QCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019He also scored 51 runs with the bat and went past David Warner as the highest run-scorer in World Cup 2019 but it was his second five-wicket haul in ODIs that gave him more pleasure in this match.”Crowd support has been great throughout this World Cup. Luckily we started well so the fans have been behind us. I think the five wickets gave me greater pleasure. I had to work really hard for the fifty.advertisement”Mushfiqur played an important knock, without him we wouldn’t have got the runs. We knew it was going to be tough with their three spinners, so it needed a team effort.”I did work really hard before the World Cup, I was well prepared. The best I could ever be prepared. It’s paying off. Definitely want it to carry on. Two more important games are coming up for us. India and Pakistan, we have to play to the best of our ability to win those matches but this win will give us a lot of confidence,” Shakib said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.The man of the moment!#BANvAFG | #RiseOfTheTigers | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/NozCozxhZECricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019Shakib was also involved in a 61-run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim, who top-scored with 83 runs.Shakib’s knock of 51 was his fifth 50-plus score in six innings and he also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runs.Best bowling figures for in World CupsMost wickets for in World CupsMost runs for in World CupsMost runs of anyone in #CWC19Ladies and gentlemen, Shakib Al Hasan.#RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/YR47zbcstgCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019Overall, he is the 19th batsman to go past the 1000-run mark in World Cup history. Shakib, who has played 4 World Cups from 2007 to 2019, reached the milestone in his 27th World Cup match.Shakib has amassed 476 runs so far in 6 innings at an average of 95.20 with two hundreds and three fifties. He also has 10 wickets to his name at 30.10 with one five-wicket haul.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Bangladesh ride on all-round Shakib Al Hasan to inflict 7th-straight defeat on AfghanistanAlso Read | Shakib Al Hasan 1st Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runsAlso Read | Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019last_img read more

Province Celebrates the Opening of Community Living Units

first_imgNova Scotians recovering from mental illness now have more support as they transition from inpatient care to living more independently in their communities. Simpson Landing is a set of community living units on the Nova Scotia Hospital site. It is designed to support people who need more rehabilitation and skills development to safely transition back to their community. The government, Capital District Health Authority, and the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia officially opened the facility today, Aug. 1. “The government is proud to provide better care and more opportunities for people with mental illness in Nova Scotia,” said David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness. “Simpson Landing will make life better for Nova Scotians living with a mental illness, and we are pleased to have been a part of making this project happen.” Simpson Landing features four bungalows, each with 10 bedrooms and living space. The residential-style units create a community-focused living and care environment outside of the traditional hospital setting, to support patients, their families and staff. “Transitioning from a fully-supported hospital environment back into the community can be a stressful experience for many individuals living with a mental illness,” said Danny Chedrawe, chair of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia Board of Trustees. “By contributing to this project, the foundation is ensuring critical mental health care needs are being met so that Nova Scotians experience smoother hospital-to-home transitions and improved recovery rates as they each make their unique journey home,” said Mr. Chedrawe. The $10.3-million project was cost-shared by the province, health authority and the mental health foundation. The provincial portion of the funding is $8.6, while the health authority and the mental health foundation contributed $1.7 million. “This has truly been a collaboration. Capital Health engineers, the Department of Health and Wellness, the architectural firm, builders, and members of the Mental Health Program came together to complete this project,” said Barbara Hall, vice president of Person-Centred Health, Capital Health District Authority. “They worked with individuals living with mental illness, family members, clinicians and managers who ensured the spirit of recovery and integration back into the community informed the look and feel of Simpson Landing.” said Ms. Hall. Construction of the units began in 2010. and The facility is a part of the Mental Health program’s Recovery and Integration Strategy at Capital Health. The units were open to patients as of June 19.last_img read more

MURDOCH MYSTERIES SEASON 13 ADDS COLM FEORE CLAIRE GOOSE IN GUEST ROLES

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “MURDOCH MYSTERIES continues to draw passionate audiences in Canada and around the world – a testament to the talented team in front of and behind the camera. We’re thrilled to deliver more of the mysteries and characters viewers love as we head into production on our thirteenth season,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury / Executive Producer, MURDOCH MYSTERIES.One of Canada’s most successful and longest-running dramas, MURDOCH MYSTERIES (13 seasons; 207 total episodes – 204 x one-hour episodes, 3 x two-hour specials) has become a staple for CBC and broadcasters around the world with its winning formula that brings together compelling mysteries, unique slices of turn-of-the-century history, ingenious inventions and personal moments for each character. The series is licensed to broadcasters in 150+ countries and territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Finland and China.The MURDOCH MYSTERIES brand continues to grow and evolve – brand licensing deals include an all-ages immersive game experience, The Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series, a collaboration between Shaftesbury and Company & Co. that launched in early 2017 in Toronto, and recently relocated to historic Casa Loma in Toronto.MURDOCH MYSTERIES is based on Maureen Jennings’s popular Detective Murdoch series of novels and premiered in Canada in January 2008.MURDOCH MYSTERIES is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner, and produced by Stephen Montgomery and Julie Lacey. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Drama, Scripted Content; and Nicole Mendes is Executive in Charge of Production. MURDOCH MYSTERIES is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the IPF’s COGECO Television Production Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment holdworldwide distribution rights for the series.Cast on Twitter: @yannick_bisson, @helene_joy, @jollyharris, @lachmeup, @Daniel_Maslany, @arwenhumphreysMurdoch Mysteries Series Social Channels:Facebook: facebook.com/MurdochOnCBCTwitter: @CBCMurdochInstagram: CBCMurdoch#MurdochMysteries #MysteryMondayABOUT SHAFTESBURYShaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, digital, and brands. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 13 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, three seasons of detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and Kew Media, three seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix, as well as new primetime series Hudson & Rex for Citytv/Rogers Media, and Departure for Global/Corus Entertainment. Shaftesbury’s digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon and MIPTV Brand Content of the Year award winner Carmilla. Shaftesbury’s branded entertainment division drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers. Recent brand partners include Walmart, Interac, U by Kotex®, and RBC.ABOUT CBC/RADIO-CANADACBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform,enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.ABOUT ALIBISky 132, Virgin 126 Alibi is the only TV channel dedicated to crime drama, promising the best selection from the genre premiering hit US series such as Rosewood and Quantico. The channel also features some of British TV’s best-known detectives such as Miss Marple and most-loved British crime dramas including Death in Paradise, Father Brown and Silent Witness. Plus, the original crime scene detective Doctor William Murdoch in the channel’s popular co-production, Murdoch Mysteries.ABOUT ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENTITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is one of the world’s leading international TVdistribution, home entertainment, publishing, merchandising and licensing businesses. ITVS GE distributes more than 45,000 hours of celebrated content across all genres from both its in-house production business, ITV Studios, and in collaboration with leading producers from around the world.Part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV Studios GlobalEntertainment has offices in London, Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles and Sydney. Murdoch Mysteries Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement TORONTO, May 21, 2019 – Shaftesbury announced today that #1 Canadian drama* MURDOCH MYSTERIES has begun production on Season 13, for CBC and UKTV, distributed by ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment. With 18 new one-hour episodes, Season 13 will see the beloved series celebrate its 200th episode. Starring Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, Jonny Harris, and Thomas Craig, the internationally acclaimed series averaged 1.1 million viewers each week on CBC in Season 12,** and in the U.K. remains one of Alibi’s top-performing shows. MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 13 will film on location in Ontario until November 2019, and premiere on CBC this fall, with international dates to follow.With personal and professional changes for some of the Station House No. 4 team last year, Season 13 will continue to explore new developments in the lives of Detective William Murdoch (Bisson), Dr. Julia Ogden (Joy), Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Craig), Constables George Crabtree (Harris) and Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch), and Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany) as they tackle Toronto’s toughest mysteries, from the serious and historic to the comical and unusual.  Returning cast also include Shanice Banton, Arwen Humphreys, and Siobhan Murphy. Season 13 guest stars include Colm Feore (The Umbrella Academy, House of Cards) and Claire Goose (The Coroner, Casualty).Yannick Bisson returns to the director’s chair for a Season 13 episode. Other episodes will be directed by showrunner Peter Mitchell, Harvey Crossland, Gary Harvey, Mars Horodyski, Sherren Lee, Mina Shum, and Craig David Wallace. Season 13 episodes are written by Mitchell, Paul Aitken, Noelle Girard, Maureen Jennings, Simon McNabb, Mary Pedersen, and Dan Trotta. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Hilale Polisarios Actions in Western Sahara Are Flagrant Violation to UN

Rabat – Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN Omar Hilale has counted off Polisario’s provocative actions conducted in restricted areas in Western Sahara.Hilale recalled that Polisario conducted military maneuvers with heavy equipment and live ammunition in the town of Mehriz on January 6. The following day, Polisario moved an “administrative structure” to the same town and claimed it a “liberated zone.” On January 8, the Polisario also deployed two military vehicles in the buffer zone of Guerguerat, according to Hilale. The diplomat said that Morocco was concerned by Polisario’s acts, which could destabilize the region and “dangerously threaten the ceasefire.”Hilale addressed two letters to the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres.Read Also: US Officials Urge Trump Administration to Support Morocco on Western Sahara Conflict“On the behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, I would like to bring to your attention that the Polisario persists in its violations and provocations in the Guerguerat buffer zone, as well as in the east of the defense system in the Moroccan Sahara,” Hilale’s letters read.Hilale added that the actions constitute a “flagrant violation of the provisions of Resolution 2414 of April 27, 2018, in which the Security Council ordered the Polisario to withdraw immediately from the Gurgeurat buffer zone and ordered it not to engage in destabilizing acts of relocation of administrative structures to the east of the defense system in the Moroccan Sahara.”The letters also said that Polisario’s acts represent a “reprehensible denial of the commitments of the Polisario not to return to the buffer zone of Guerguerat, nor transfer any structure to the east of the defense wall.”Polisario’s actions do not violate only Resolution 2414, but also the recently adopted Resolution 2440, which clearly urged Polisario not to conduct any action that might change the status quo of the region. read more

Kosovo orders new elections in Serbdominated areas

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s president has ordered four Serb-dominated communities to hold new municipal elections on May 19.Hashim Thaci said Monday the decision was taken “following consultations with political parties,” a move that may aggravate already tense ties between Kosovo and Serbia.Four mayors from the Serb-dominated northern municipalities in Kosovo resigned in November to protest the Kosovo government’s 100% tariff on goods imported from Serbia.Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has resisted international calls, saying the tariff will only be lifted when Belgrade recognizes Kosovo’s sovereignty and stops preventing it from joining international organizations.Serbia says it won’t take part in European Union-mediated talks on normalizing ties with Pristina until Kosovo lifts the tax. Serbia doesn’t recognize Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence.The Associated Press read more

McMaster unveils a new lab aimed at turning the tide against

Strep throat, to bladder infections and pneumonia at one time or another people, would’ve had to taken antibiotics to cure a bacterial infection. But McMaster researchers say that every year, about two thousand Canadians die as a result of antibiotic-resistant diseases.Antibiotics, like Penicillin, either destroy or stop bacteria from growing. The drug normally cures infections but the widespread use of antibiotics is creating bacteria that have evolved to be unaffected by the drug.The new lab at McMaster University will research why this happens, and how it can be fixed to save lives.

OSU field hockey seniors honored as Buckeyes drop 2011 home finale

The No. 18 Ohio State field hockey team (8-6, 2-1) fell, 3-0, to the No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3, 2-2) Saturday afternoon in their home finale. The Buckeyes honored their senior captains, Jenn Sciulli and Ally Tunitis before the matchup against the Hawkeyes. Although the Buckeyes were not victorious, the players and fans in attendance were able to celebrate the senior day with their captains who have combined for 53 wins and 116 starts since joining the program in 2008. “It is a great honor to be playing at such a great school athletically,” said senior goalkeeper and Macungie, Pa. native, Tunitis. “Just being able to represent Ohio State is important to me.” After the loss Saturday, Tunitis fell to 8-6 on the season, recording one save. The Buckeyes also recognized senior back Sciulli, a native of Palmyra, Pa., who leads the conference in defensive stops and tied her 2010 season high in the first half of Saturday’s game. She is now tied for second on the OSU all-time list with 22 career stops. “It was a great honor to be recognized before the game [Saturday] after spending four years here,” Sciulli said. “Unfortunately we did not get the result we were looking for today.” After the Buckeyes began the game pressuring in the first half, the Hawkeyes capitalized on their first scoring opportunity and netted their first goal at the 24-minute mark. As the Buckeyes headed into halftime trailing by just one goal and their hopes still high, they eventually fell short as the Hawkeyes scored two more to close the game out with a 3-0 win. The loss Saturday ended the Buckeyes six-game winning streak and brought them back to the middle of the pack in the Big Ten standings sitting at 2-1. The team will have to play a full game if they want success to find them down the stretch said coach Anne Wilkinson. They now have four games left on their regular season schedule. “We need to be able to play a full 70 minutes,” Wilkinson said. “You can’t check out for even a minute against a ranked team and we need to continue to bring the energy out.” Despite the recent loss, Tunitis recognized some positives the Buckeyes can take into their next match against Michigan State at the end of this week. “We know what we need to work on now,” Tunitis said. “Today really just highlighted what needs to be done in practice this week.” The Scarlet and Gray will finish their regular season with four road games, the first being Friday as they take on Michigan State at 3 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich. read more

Trump Order Would Help Communities Fight Vets Suicide

first_img ADC AUTHOR The federal government would provide grants and technical assistance to state and local governments to fight veterans suicide under an order President Trump signed Tuesday and legislation the White House is proposing to Congress.The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS Initiative) creates a Cabinet-level task force led by the secretary of veterans affairs to coordinate prevention efforts across the federal government, according to USA Today.The Department of Veterans Affairs has said about 20 veterans kill themselves each day.last_img

Program providing housing life skills helps youth succeed

first_imgResearch shows that kids who age out of the foster care system are less likely to finish high school, find jobs, or go to college. But one organization in Anchorage is trying to change the outcome for former foster kids and other young adults who need to learn the skills to live independently.The L.I.F.E. apartment building. Photo courtesy of Shiloh Community Housing, Inc.Download AudioTwenty-two-year-old Luke Guthrie shows off the sparsely furnished kitchen of the small two-bedroom apartment he shares with a roommate.“This is my cabinet,” he says, pulling open the aged wooden door to reveal a stack of ramen noodles and other easy-to-prepare foods. “We both have one side, each of us. That’s my cabinet. That’s Jesse’s. This is our shared table.”His fluffy, blazing orange ponytail flows behind him as he heads to the stove to put on a kettle for tea, eager to be polite and welcoming.“Do you guys, like coordinate? Someone’s duty to dishes on one day…?” I ask, glancing around the tidy kitchen.“Yeah, we have a rotation chart actually. That the program provides.” Guthrie pulls out a sheet of paper the outlines each of the duties.Guthrie is part of the Living Independent ForEver program at Shiloh Community Housing in Anchorage. The program provides low-rent housing for young adults while also teaching them life skills, like learning to live with other people.Guthrie says it was hard at first because he never saw his roommate.“But one night he just came out and said ‘Hey man, wanna watch a movie?’ I was going ‘Alright.’ Apparently he had a movie I wanted to watch. I can’t remember what it was. It was about robots. Fighting or something else.” He shrugs.Guthrie grew up in Ketchikan but moved to Anchorage to go to job training. When he finished, he didn’t want to go back to the drama of his family life. But he was young and shy and didn’t really have the skills to live on his own.Shiloh Community Housing Executive Director Verna Gibson says many kids end up in the same situation. They come from rough homes or age out of foster care and have nowhere to go. They often don’t know what is and isn’t acceptable as responsible tenants.“Nobody wants to rent to them. They’re not good renters. They don’t know all of the rules. They turn their music up too high; they throw trash on the ground.”Gibson says many of her former foster kids had the same problem and they needed help transitioning into adulthood. So she worked with Shiloh Baptist Church to create the L.I.F.E. program back in 2008. They don’t provide anything for free. To live in the 8-plex apartment complex, the 14 young people have to start applying for jobs from day one.“The Bible says if you don’t work, you don’t eat,” Gibson explains. He office is dotted with religious references though the program does not have any religious requirements. “They needed to understand that they needed to work to provide for themselves. But they needed the opportunity to be put in a position to increase their skills, get their GED or diploma, and do that in a safe, affordable environment.”The residents also learn about financial literacy, hygiene, interviewing for jobs, and showing up to work on time.L.I.F.E. graduate Jessica Steve says the program gave her a safe environment to make mistakes and learn from them. She was fired from a job because she chose to stop showing up.“I knew the policy. I knew what I was doing. So I took responsibility for my actions. That’s another thing that Shiloh has taught me. To take responsibility for myself.”Now, she’s starting a new job with a decent wage and knows she needs to be responsible.Back at Luke Guthrie’s apartment, he comfortably settles into the old used couch in his living room with his cup of tea and smiles at Steve and another resident. The young adults interview each other to make sure they’re a good fit before joining the program.“This program is like family. You gotta live like a family. Help each other,” Guthrie says.Each week the entire group meets together to discuss their issues and their successes. He says this new, supportive family has changed his outlook on life.“I feel more confident. More inspired. More outgoing. Before, I’m not going to lie, before, at work, as a janitor at the 5th Avenue Mall. Before, if I saw a homeless guy, I’d try to avoid him and stuff. But now, man, I just walk up, and buy him a meal if he’s hungry. I just feel like a nicer person.”He’ll take those strengths and the skills he learned as an electrical apprentice to his new job as well. After acing the application test and the interview, he’ll begin as lead electrician for a cruise line railroad this summer.last_img read more

Africa to prioritise aviation IATA

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on industry and government leaders in Africa to work together in making aviation a priority. IATA’s director general Tony Tyler said aviation could play an even bigger role in facilitating Africa’s growth and development. Currently the industry supports 6.7 million high quality jobs and business activity totalling some $67.8 billion. “We need a team effort of government and industry focused on improving safety, adopting a coordinated policy approach and implementing global standards,” Mr Tyler said. At the Aviation Days event in Dakar, Senegal, key issues such as safety, regional cooperation and global standards for infrastructure funding were highlighted as needing to be addressed. With the continent experiencing an average of one accident for every 305,000 flights in 2011, safety was the most pressing problem for the aviation industry in Africa. “It should be as safe to travel by air in Africa as it is in any other part of the world,” Tyler said of the figure that was nine times worse than the global average. The director general said the Africa Strategic Improvement Action Plan aimed at addressing safety shares the goal to achieve world-class safety levels across Africa by 2015. Key priorities of the plan include adopting and implementing an effective and transparent regulatory oversight system. Focus will be on the implementation of runway safety measures, training on preventing loss of control, implementation of flight data analysis (FDA) and of Safety Management Systems (SMS). In addition to addressing safety issues, Africa faces challenges including inadequate infrastructure, ‘brain drain’ and skills building, finding sources for capital, fleet modernization and building competitiveness, according to Mr Tyler. However the governments of Africa do not see aviation as a priority, as focuses on eliminating poverty, improving health, raising living standards, and generating jobs rank much higher. “My message is not to shift priorities, but to ask governments to see aviation as an economic driver and develop policies to support that important role,” Mr Tyler concluded.last_img read more

Kenya Airways renews its operations in Tanzania

first_imgKenya Airways, up from 14 flights limit, will resume operating 42 flights a week to Tanzania. The ministers of foreign affairs of the two neighbouring countries would convene and chair a meeting of the parties, including ministers of transport, ministers of tourism and chiefs of staff in the two presidencies to discuss and reach a mutually beneficial agreement.“The Kenyan and Tanzanian leaders have also agreed that, with immediate effect, Tanzania-registered vehicles will access Kenya’s main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, as before,” said Amina Mohamed Kenyan Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Foreign Affairs and International Trade.Mohamed said that the two leaders would continue to discuss openly issues affecting the brotherly and long-standing bilateral relationship between Tanzania and Kenya.“The first meeting will be held in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam on a date to be agreed by the two governments. The meeting was held under a very cordial atmosphere with the two Heads of State emphasising the need to continue to discuss openly issues affecting the brotherly and long-standing bilateral relationship that exists between Tanzania and Kenya,” Mohamed added.last_img read more

US Avocado shoppers show unique demographic pr

first_img U.S.: Avocado shoppers show “unique demographic pr … U.S.: Border closure threat sends Mexican Hass avo … Hazel® Avocado is a small packaging insert that is placed in the box during packing to reduce respiration rate and increase resistance to ethylene, resulting in longer fruit shelf-life and a higher quality presentation following shipping. In the past year, more than 100 prominent fresh produce shippers have partnered with Hazel®, including DFI Marketing for use with melons, and Agritrade Farms for use with okra.“International interest in Hazel Technologies products has increased faster than anticipated,” said Aidan Mouat, CEO and co-founder of Hazel Technologies. “We look forward to building our relationship with AMR Agro and continuing to build traction in the United States and Latin America in the coming months.”About Hazel Technologies, Inc.Hazel Technologies Inc. is a USDA-supported company based in Chicago, IL. Hazel Technologies helps growers, packers, and shippers of produce extend the shelf-life of their fruits and vegetables, which reduces produce rejections, can extend seasonal availability, and expand geographic markets. Hazel Technologies develops products in the form of packaging inserts that slow ripening of produce due to ethylene and use a blend of essential oils to reduce to inhibit microbial growth. For more information, please visit https://www.hazeltechnologies.com/.About Amr AgroAmr Agro is a group of dedicated growers of cocoa, avocado, lemon and orange in the Dominican Republic. Established more than a decade ago, Amr Agro strives to be a leading company in exports of Dominican Republican products by efficiently serving its customers with high-quality products consistently. For more information, please visit http://www.amr-agro.com/. August 13 , 2018 PRESS RELEASEChicago  — Hazel Technologies, a USDA-funded company developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce, announces a new partnership with AMR Agro, one of the largest packers and exporters of green-skin avocados in the Dominican Republic. The partnership will initially focus on one of Hazel’s most recent innovations in post-harvest quality technology, Hazel® Avocado. After successful commercial trials with Hazel® Avocado, AMR has adapted its use across a variety of their export programs from the Dominican Republic in order to maintain excellent quality products with minimal waste during transport.The Dominican Republic, once 8th in global avocado production as recently as 2011, is now 2nd globally in total production by volume, behind Mexico. AMR Agro, originally founded in 2007, exports to international markets including the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Spain, Holland, France and U.K.“Over the past decade, AMR Agro has grown to be a premier packer and exporter of agricultural products from the Dominican Republic,” said Raul Reyes, general manager at AMR Agro. “Through our dedicated partnerships and investments in new, proven technologies such as Hazel® Avocado, we are able to provide higher quality fruit to our customers, increase profits, and reduce waste.”center_img NZ: ‘Serious pest’ affecting avocado trees discove … You might also be interested in Australia: Massive hail storm rips through NSW avo … last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to be playing w

first_img The Arizona Cardinals are expected to be playing with the roof open for their Sunday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.A high of 78 degrees on Sunday with sunny conditions is projected for Sunday according to The Weather Channel.Kickoff will take place at 6:30 p.m., with national game coverage on NBC and local radio coverage on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires University of Phoenix Stadium is seen during media day for the Super Bowl XLII football game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Glendale, Ariz,. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more