first_imgAmerican Pie 2, Hangover part II or 22 Jump Street, which opened well above their respective predecessors. READ MORE‘Deadpool 2’ Director Explains How That Shocking Celebrity Cameo HappenedSome unexpected faces pop up in Deadpool 2, but there’s one cameo that’s especially shocking. The cameo — an appearance by an A-list actor — is brief but electrifying. David Leitch, the director behind Deadpool 2 revealed to Inverse how the Merc With a Mouth was able to nab such a big star for such a quick but memorable role.This post contains huge spoilers for one of Deadpool 2’s best jokes, so be warned. When Deadpool is recruiting the X-Force, he enlists a member of the team that we didn’t see much of in any of the trailers despite the marketing’s heavy focus on the X-Force. READ MOREHow the Biggest ‘Deadpool 2’ Brawl Played Out in the Comics[This story contains spoilers for Deadpool 2] Deadpool 2 surprised fans with the appearance of one larger-than-life character. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Russell (Julian Dennison) are sent to the Ice Box prison, where one mutant is kept away from the general population: the Juggernaut. Russell befriends the huge mutant, who helps him in his quest for revenge against the evil man running the center for mutant youths where Russell has been raised. READ MORE‘Deadpool 2’ finally dethrones ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ at the box officeDeadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. READ MOREDeadpool 2 Takes Over Top Box Office Spot After $125M Opening WeekendThis weekend, Marvel superheroes went up against a Marvel anti-hero, and the so-called merc with the mouth came out on top. “Deadpool 2,” a sequel to the surprise 2016 21st Century Fox hit, collected $125 million on its opening weekend in theaters in the U.S. and Canada, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. It toppled Walt Disney Co.’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” which held first place for the last three weeks, with $28.7 million this weekend. Counter-programming new movies “Book Club” and “Show Dogs” earned $12.5 million and $6 million, respectively. READ MOREDeadpool 2 Ends Avengers’ 3-Week Reign Atop Box Office(LOS ANGELES) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million in its opening weekend and ended the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.“Deadpool 2,” with Ryan Reynolds returning as the title character and co-writing this time, fell somewhat short of the $130 million the studio predicted and the $132.4 million that its predecessor earned two years ago. READ MOREDeadpool 2 cameos: Yes, that is Brad Pitt and the X-Men*** SPOILERS AHEAD *** If you blink, you’ll miss these hilarious cameos.Alan Tudyk, the first person to see CableLook for Tudyk early on, almost right after you see Cable (Josh Brolin) for the first time on screen. He’s sporting a mullet and drinking watered-down beer in an open field with his buddy. Cable comes up to the duo, asks a simple question and then gets annoyed when there’s no simple answer. Tudyk drops to the ground when Cable hits him, and that’s the last we see of him. Poor Wash. READ MOREA Big-Name Cameo In ‘Deadpool 2’ Stemmed From A Joke That Required Oscar-Winning TalentSlight spoilers for Deadpool 2 … Deadpool is blending reality and fiction all while breaking down the fourth wall, only to stack the rubble back up to adorn it with a lovely spraypainted mural of Hugh Jackman’s face. Deadpool 2 ups the bizarre ante, and it will exist in our world, the X-Men universe still owned by Fox (for the time being) and the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also deliver a possible Matt Damon cameo, but you may not know where the Oscar-winning actor shows up, or why. READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Vancouver-filmed ‘Deadpool 2’ rakes in US$125 million in opening weekendRyan Reynolds’ Vancouver-shot action comedy Deadpool 2 has hit the screens, and is on track for a US$125-million domestic opening at the box office. That will fall short of its predecessor, 2016’s Deadpool, which took in US$132.4 million and holds the title as the top-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated movie.But it was enough to easily displace Avengers: Infinity War as the weekend’s biggest film. The Marvel juggernaut took in US$29 million this weekend. READ MORE‘Deadpool 2’ Sets New Opening Weekend Record For Comedy Sequels20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 earned $125 million over its opening weekend, putting it between It ($123m) and Deadpool ($132m) among R-rated openers. Yes, it still trails the original Deadpool’s $141m adjusted-for-inflation debut (ditto Matrix Reloaded’s $139m adjusted-for-inflation launch), and it’s a 5% decline from the first film’s debut. But, truth be told, when you open with $132m the first time out, there’s only so much higher you can go. If we look at it as a comedy sequel, as opposed to a superhero sequel, it’s a huge triumph. 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A collaboration for keyhole surgery in NE India

first_imgTo benefit patients for laparoscopic surgery in four states of rural North-east India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland), Leeds Global Health Research Group, UK on Surgical Technologies (GHRG-ST) are collaborating with Kolkata Medical College.As a part of this initiative, seven surgeons from the North-Eastern states undertook their first training – a mix of teaching, simulation, and live demonstration at Kolkata Medical College from March 11-14, 2019. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe Leeds team comprised of surgeons, researchers, and engineers who have expertise in developing new solutions to areas of clinical need and evaluating the benefits and costs in clinical practice. Laparoscopic – or ‘keyhole’ surgery is done through small cuts, rather than large incisions used in open surgery. In this process, patients suffer less pain and make a quicker recovery with fewer complications. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are well known in high-income countries but have not been evaluated in lower income countries, where the benefit may be even more apparent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe barriers to implementing laparoscopic surgery in rural settings are a lack of resources, in particular, a lack of anaesthetists. One of the solutions is modification of the laparoscopic technique, called Gas Insufflation-Less Laparoscopic Surgery (GILLS). The GILLS technique can be used under simple spinal anaesthesia to perform laparoscopic operations at a lower cost, but with similar benefits for patients. The programme is funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research, the research arm of the UK National Health Service (NHS), with the aim of improving surgical care. Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, met the Leeds GHRG-ST team in Kolkata. He said: “We are fully supportive of this exciting new initiative, which addresses a real clinical need and will help to raise the availability and standard of surgical care in the rural areas of northeast of India”. Professor Sukumar Maiti, Head of Department, Surgery, Kolkata Medical College said: “Guest surgeons and gynaecologists from different medical colleges in Kolkata had a useful session on the scope and future of safe principle of Laparoscopic Surgery. It was a programme with grand success for the hands-on training of seven surgeons working in the rural areas of northeast of India.” The next phase of the programme will consist of further workshops and a preceptorship programme providing one-to-one support. The aim is for the rural surgeons to become the GILLS trainers of the future, helping to spread laparoscopic surgery across rural areas, reducing costs , and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the programme.last_img read more

Vicaima Eyes Morocco: ‘a Market of Business Opportunities’

Rabat – Casablance is gearing up to host the 2017 edition of The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2017. Like all participants, building supplier Vicaima, is looking forward to the first-ever Moroccan edition of the annual event.Scheduled to take place on April 25-27 at the Parc des exposition de l’Office des Changes, in Casablanca, the event will host more than 120 exhibitors from 20 countries. More than 4,000 visitors are expected to attend.What’s in it for Businesses? For Vicaima, the Big 5 Construct is an opportunity to consolidate its already solid branding in Morocco. Operating under the name VAF, the company has officially been part of the Moroccan business landscape since 2014, with offices in Casablanca offering sales and installation support services.In an interview with Morocco World News (MWN), the company describes its Big 5 outlook. “Our participation in Big 5 Morocco will be very important, considering the dimension of Vicaima’s stand and also the diversified solutions that we will present for hotel, housing and health segments.”Vicaima’s list of products includes interior and security doors, acoustic doors, fire doors, hoops and wardrobes and panel designs for commercial builders such as hotels, restaurants as well as commercial housing clientele.Morocco is an “Example to Follow”As a market for their products, Morocco presents some unique challenges, represented in the diversity of the products Moroccan businesses request. These include custom designs that run the gauntlet from the culturally traditional to more contemporary designs based on European influences.When they were looking to expand their brand and create a foothold in the region, Vicaima was attracted to Morocco’s economic growth model, which it calls “an example to follow.” The company describes its relationship with Morocco as a true partnership which has helped them in their brand-building process with the region’s key industry stakeholders.The company also credits Morocco’s welcoming approach to courting foreign investment as a critical part of that growth model, saying that it shows the Kingdom to be “a market of business opportunities, therefore ideal for holding an event such as the Big 5.”See You April 25-27Founded 37 years ago in Dubai, the Big 5 takes its name from the 5 sectors of construction namely; mechanics, electricity and plumbing, interior constructions and finishes, tools and building materials, building envelope and special constructions and machinery and vehicles.In addition to showcasing innovative products for the construction industry, this year’s event will also offer ten free Certified Development (DPC) workshops. read more

Children killed in Pallai explosion

“The two children were playing with something in their house which exploded and they were killed,” the military spokesman told the Colombo Gazette. (Podcast below)He said that the incident took place in Mullaiadi in Pallai and the two victims were brothers. Two children aged 2 and 4 were killed when they were playing with an explosive device they had found in Pallai, Jaffna last eveming, the army said.Army spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasekera said that the Pallai police are investigating the incident. read more

More attacks persisting security challenges threaten progress in West Africa Sahel

Against the backdrop of high population growth, worsening youth unemployment and economic austerity measures, including the elimination of subsidies in some countries, Mr. Chambas underscored that “rising insecurity has placed a heavy burden on governments in the region”.Rising insecurity has placed a heavy burden on governments in the region – UN Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel The Special Representative outlined that UNOWAS was working to advance the region’s long-term stabilization goals, cooperating closely with regional partners, within the framework of the last year’s new UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS).He also noted that while “laudable progress” was made in implementing the Council’s 2017 resolution for a regional response to the Lake Chad Basin crisis, “more support is needed to advance the stabilization efforts in the Sahel”.Elections: ‘A litmus test’Beyond the “persisting security challenges” Mr. Chambas lauded presidential elections in Mali last year, regional elections in Mauritania, and voting across Togo and Cote d’Ivoire, while underscoring that “despite appreciable progress in democratic consolidation in the region, continuous efforts are needed to address contentious issues around elections”.Indicating that this was of particular importance over the next six months as the region would conduct “several high-stake elections” in Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritania and Benin, he called the next cycle of regional elections “a litmus test for the consolidation of democratic gains”.Mr. Chambas pointed out that women continue to be discriminated against and marginalized from political processes, saying that they “comprise less than 15 per cent of parliamentarians in several countries of the region”.He also expressed concern over human rights challenges, particularly allegations of human rights violations by security forces, as well as the increasing re-emergence of self-defence groups, “whose actions have been fueling intercommunal tensions”.“Through inclusive approaches predicated on national ownership, we must continue to work hard on addressing the governance deficits, the extreme poverty and lack of development that feed and sustain armed violence and extremism”, concluded the UN Special Representative. “Military solutions, while necessary, are not sufficient,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), pushing for holistic responses, “grounded in the respect of human rights, and the socioeconomic needs of the population in the affected areas.”In breaking down some of the most pressing challenges, he highlighted:In the Chad Basin, there have been increased Boko Haram attacks in recent months, notably against military installations. Also, violent clashes between farmers and herders continue, but on a lesser scale.Burkina Faso: Against the backdrop of a significant rise in security incidents, a state of emergency had been declared in seven of the country’s 13 regions in the north, west and east.Niger: Despite mass mobilization of defense and security forces, they are “continuing to face challenges in the west and south.”Niger, Benin and Togo: “Increased attacks and kidnappings by extremist groups are heightening security risks”. read more

South Florida stays home to face Marshall in Gasparilla Bowl

Marshall (8-4, Conference USA) vs. South Florida (7-5 American Athletic Conference), Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ETLocation: Tampa, Florida.TOP PLAYERSMarshall: WR Tyre Brady, 66 catches for 914 yards and 9 touchdowns.USF: RB Jordan Cronkrite, 173 carries for 1,095 yards and 9 touchdownsNOTABLEMarshall: The Thundering Herd had won three straight games before falling 41-20 at Virginia Tech on Saturday. Marshall owns a 5-0 bowl record during Doc Holliday’s coaching tenure.USF: The Bulls raced to a 7-0 start and then lost their final five regular-season games. They will try to end that skid by playing a bowl game at their home stadium.LAST TIMEThis is the first meeting between the teams.BOWL HISTORYMarshall:USF: 10th bowl appearance. This marks the fourth straight season the Bulls have gone bowling.Marshall: 15th bowl appearance. Marshall’s 11-3 record in NCAA-sanctioned bowl games leads all programs that have made at least five bowl appearances.___More AP college football: and Associated Press read more

Football Quarterback Joe Burrow fights for Ohio State future

Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback Joe Burrow (10) prepares to throw the ball during the first quarter of the 2018 Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorThe same three players were competing against one another for the second straight spring. This time there’s more at risk, especially for one player. Entering the fourth spring game of his career, Ohio State redshirt junior Joe Burrow finally had something beyond the backup position to play for.J.T. Barrett’s college career has ended and one of the three quarterbacks — Burrow, Dwayne Haskins or Tate Martell — will begin his own in 2018. Burrow believes he has taken the steps necessary to becoming the next starting quarterback for the Buckeyes in what he called his best offseason yet.”Burrow felt he had taken a big step in proving his ability to become the next starting quarterback during what he called the best offseason he has had since arriving in Columbus. “I think, this spring, I have played just about as well as I could,” Burrow said after the Spring Game. “I put everything I had into it.” Now, head coach Urban Meyer, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff have a decision to make. For Burrow, this could determine not only his depth chart position but also his future at Ohio State. The past three semesters, Burrow said he has loaded up his class schedule, allowing him to graduate in May and have the option to transfer and play immediately. Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback Joe Burrow (10) throws a pass in the 2018 Spring Game in Ohio Stadium on April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Lantern PhotographerCapping off his spring by completing nearly 70 percent of his passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the Spring Game, Burrow said everything is on the table regarding his future. “I came here to play,” Burrow said. “I didn’t come here to sit on the bench for four years and I know I’m a pretty darn good quarterback and I want to play somewhere.” For Burrow, the transfer rumors are nothing new. “I’ve heard for three years that I am never going to play here,” Burrow said. “I’m going to end up transferring. I’m not good enough to play here. I just sit back, put my nose to the grindstone and work and that’s what I have done for three years and I’ve come a long way.” Burrow, admittedly, felt apprehensive heading into the spring about his chances of earning the starting quarterback role after injuring his hand and watching Haskins take the backup job. With the Spring Game behind him and the 2018 season ahead, Burrow must decide whether to stay or transfer — even if Meyer is not yet ready to make a quarterback decision. He said the next step will be evaluating his status with the coaching staff. “You have to step back and evaluate everything with your coaches and see what they are thinking, what you are thinking and you have to, kind of, meet in the middle,” Burrow said. Meyer said he saw progress from Burrow not just throughout the spring, but also from the first day he stepped on campus. “He has to be one of the more improved quarterbacks as far as delivery speed and arm,” Meyer said. “He’s always been a very smart, tough guy and a very good leader, but his improvement is very notable over the past couple years.” With spring practices complete, Burrow said he will not stress about his future. “Now, you can kind of sit back and relax,” Burrow said. “You know the body of work that you had and I know I played very well and I took a step as a leader this spring as well. You kind of just have to take a step back and see how it plays out.” read more

Zoo puts all of its mammals on birth control amid fears of

first_imgIts team of in-house vets have been working closely with experts across Europe to ensure the animals are not adversely affected.”It’s a pretty new technology, so we are still collecting data on contraception in different animals and how it might affect them,” Ms Sayers added.”And animals are individuals, so – like humans – some contraceptives suit some better than others. “It isn’t an exact science. The length of time the contraceptive works may vary between individuals. Animals could get pregnant if the contraceptive wears off earlier than anticipated.“If animals are contracepted too young it may permanently sterilise them. Contraceptive implants can be lost – I’ve known them to be groomed out by primates!”The side effects can include changing a male’s appearance, such as him losing his mane or experiencing muscle loss, altering the way other animals interact with them and others can cause uterine disease or abnormal tissue growths.“We can simply separate males and females during the breeding season if they are seasonal breeders, like maned wolves,” she added.”We can also give contraception to both males and females; it comes in the form of tablets, injections, implants and IUD coils. Some of the injections act like a vaccine that kills off the animal’s own reproductive cells.”The zoo has consulted extensively with the European Group on Zoo Animal Contraception, a Europe wide body that shares data, experiences and recommendations, as well as colleagues in the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.It was forced to halt its breeding programme last August which usually sees it sending animals to hundreds of zoos worldwide.Its restrictions will only be lifted when APHA are satisfied that TB has been eliminated from the zoo’s animals. It is believed the outbreak was caused by a badger. Paignton Zoo “Animal contraception is a relatively young science and presents us with many problems and worries. Some groups are single sex, which is one piece of good news. But we have many breeding groups here because that’s something we do – breed rare and special animals.“In many cases we need to discuss contraception with the studbook coordinators or the European Endangered species Programme supervisors for the species. What we do here could have consequences for international breeding programmes.” The Animal and Plant Health Agency automatically imposes movement restrictions on farms and centres if TB is discovered.The centre must then test their animals again in six months before the APHA will consider lifting the restrictions.The charity is now being forced to give contraception to 60 mammal species with injections, tablets, implants and IUD coils. A zoo has put all of its mammals on birth control amid fears of overcrowding following an outbreak of TB.Paignton Zoo was forced to cull 11 antelopes last year after TB was discovered in one of the animals.Now Government restrictions imposed on the Devonshire sanctuary prevent it from moving any of its mammals until the end of the year at the earliest.As a result it is taking drastic steps to stop the animals mating due to a lack of space.It says the repercussions could have worldwide consequences for the conservation of rare species.Paignton Zoo’s Head of Veterinary Services Ghislaine Sayers said: “Contraception is a complicated subject. It is vitally important to large parts of our collection right now. We must prevent overcrowding but we must still be in a position to take part in breeding programmes when the restrictions are lifted. So we need temporary solutions. Paignton Zoocenter_img Paignton Zoo is giving mammals contraceptives.Credit:SWNS Paignton Zoo is being forced to give 60 species contraceptives to prevent overcrowding during a TB lockdown.Credit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Duchess of Sussexs first patronage revealed as National Theatre makes accidental online

Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre The Queen is the current Royal Patron of the theatre Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre Palace sources have previously disclosed that she has been holding regular private meetings with charity leaders, emphasising her desire to choose patronages carefully and build a life-long relationship with them.Along with Norris, she is known to have met with the Campaign for Female Education, which works to empower young women in Africa, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.She has spoken often of her passion for gender equality, with one patronage expected to be dedicated to women’s empowerment. The National Theatre's premature announcement The patronage will deepen the long association between the Royal Family and the arts, dating back generations. She recently invited Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the theatre, for a private meeting at the palace, with industry leaders later speaking of their hopes that she would take up a role championing the arts.The news was due to be publicly confirmed by Kensington Palace soon, along with a handful of other patronages which will shape the Duchess’ work over the coming years. Next week, the Duchess of Cambridge will make her own official theatre visit with an engagement at The Royal Opera House’s costume department to learn about the 10,000 outfits used each year by its ballet dancers and opera singers.The trip will see the Duchess go back to her family’s roots, following in the footsteps of her great-great-grandfather, Francis Martineau Lupton, a mill owner who ran a textile manufacturing business, William Lupton & Company, with his three brothers. The National Theatre’s premature announcement The Duchess of Sussex in her former career as actress Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex in her former career as actress Meghan Markle The Queen is the current Royal Patron of the theatreCredit:Reuters It has been one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Duchess of Sussex’s career, as she worked behind-the-scenes to perfect her first Royal patronages and announce them to the world.That is, until someone at the National Theatre got a little overexcited.The theatre has accidentally published confirmation that the Duchess would be their official royal advocate on their website, with a photograph celebrating the news.In a message on the main ‘what’s on’ page of their website, dated January 10th and intended to be shared once the news was confirmed by Kensington Palace, it declared: “The Duchess of Sussex announced as our new Royal Patron”.  –– ADVERTISEMENT ––The patronage is currently held by the Queen, who is understood to handing it over to her new granddaughter-in-law in a public show of support.The role will be considered an ideal fit for the Duchess, who was an actress before she married into the Royal Family. The announcement will be the result of months of careful planning, with the Duchess and her team making secret visits to numerous charities as she learned the ropes of being a working royal. The first confirmed patronage will see the Duchess work with the National Theatre to build on its mission to convince a new, young, diverse audience that the art form is for them.Norris, who has been the director of the National Theatre since 2015, is a vocal advocate for broadening theatre audiences, pledging to increase the diversity of actors and staff and promising a 50-50 gender balance.Last year, Alex Clifton, the artistic director of Storyhouse theatre which the Duchess of Sussex visited in June, said she “provides extraordinary leverage into a massive range of communities”, adding: “She’s a really powerful voice and can help any theatre achieve more of its mission, in terms of telling stories to as many and as broad a range of people as possible.” read more

Ten led before prosecutor for clashes in downtown Athens

first_imgTen individuals appeared before a prosecutor on Thursday after being arrested during clashes in downtown Athens on Wednesday during a demonstration held within the framework of the 24-hour nationwide general strike. Three of them were minors and will be tried in a juvenile court. Four of those arrested will be tried under the law providing harsher penalties for individuals that conceal their faces, such as by wearing hoods, and their case file has been forwarded to an examining magistrate. The four are charged, among others, with inflicting grievous bodily harm upon police officers. Two individuals will be tried for misdemeanours, while one was ordered released. The charges filed by the prosecutor also include disturbing the peace Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Thousands attend Fyssas funeral

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Pavlos Fyssas, the well-known hip-hop performer stabbed to death by a neonazi on Tuesday night in Keratsini Piraeus, was buried on Thursday in Korydallos near Piraeus, a day after he was stabbed to death by a neonaziRelatives, friends and thousands of people attended his funeral.Antifascist demonstrations that turned violent were held the previous day throughout Greece. Police said they detained 130 people and arrested 34.The 45-year old man and Golden Dawn member, Yiorgos Roupakias, that has been charged with Fyssas’ murder and for the illegal possession of a weapon has already confessed to police that he stabbed Fyssas.Roupakias will be led before a prosecutor today. His wife, who has also been arrested, has told police that her husband received a phone call in order to go to the café where other Golden Dawn members were already attacking Fyssas. Police are believed to be checking phone records in an attempt to identify the man who called Roupakias.Source: enetenglishlast_img read more

Sida à Paris les créateurs se mobilisent pour les malades du 12

first_imgSida : à Paris, les créateurs se mobilisent pour les malades du 12 au 15 maiFrance – L’Association pour la recherche et la communication pour l’accès aux traitements (Arcat) organise sa 23e grande braderie au profit des personnes touchées par le VIH. C’est à Paris, à l’Espace Showroom 30, que luxe et solidarité se rencontreront du 12 au 15 mai 2010.L’évènement “Les créateurs ont du cœur” permettra à l’Arcat de récolter des fonds en faveur des personnes touchées par le VIH/sida durant quatre jours. Deux cents donateurs issus de l’univers du luxe, de la mode, de la beauté mais aussi de la décoration, des arts de la table et du design seront réunis lors de la braderie Arcat qui attire plus de 3.000 visiteurs à chaque édition et permet de sensibiliser le grand public à la lutte contre le sida. Chaque année, 6.000 à 7.000 nouvelles infections sont découvertes en France. En 2009, 35.000 à 40.000 habitants de l’Hexagone ignoraient encore qu’ils étaient séropositifs. Pour obtenir plus d’informations sur l’évènement, rendez-vous sur ou 11 mai 2010 à 15:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sonic Forces Gets a Release Date and Nifty Collectors Edition

first_imgIf you’re like me, then you’re probably still enjoying the hell out of Sonic Mania. Euphoria is certainly something many Sonic the Hedgehog fans are feeling at the moment. However, this could all be undone later this year by Sonic Forces. Unlike Sonic Mania which is a return to 2D, Sonic Forces is a 3D title, and we all know how… inconsistent those can be. With that said, I’m sure some folks are looking forward to Sonic Forces, and they’ll be happy to know Sega has finally revealed a release date.Sonic Forces lands on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch on November 7 in North America and Europe. Best of all, it will only cost $40. A November release date means Sonic Forces will be in the company of titles like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, Mario Odyssey, Star Wars: Battlefront II, and a ton of other AAA giants. It could get lost in the shuffle, but at the same time, I doubt there’s much overlap between Sonic the Hedgehog and Call of Duty fans.As with seemingly every game release these days, Sonic Forces will get a collector’s edition. What’s cool about this “Bonus Edition” is that it won’t cost an extra penny. Those who pre-order the game will get a physical box emblazoned with the words “Bonus Edition” on the top left corner. They’ll also get a Sonic Forces controller skin, and a “Sega/Atlus pack” add-on. This DLC features 13 in-game outfits and accessories based on various Sega and Atlus titles. You can dress you a customizable hero in outfits from Nights Into Dreams, Persona 5, Jet Grind Radio, and Puyo Puyo.Sonic Forces will be playable at this year’s PAX West. If you’re attending the renowned convention, you may want to pop over to Sega’s booth and see if the game will keep the Sonic party rolling in 2017. Everyone else will have to wait until November. It’s still up in the air if Sonic Forces will be any good. But if it does suck, at least it would have only cost consumers $40.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Sheriff Man leads high speed chase on I5 after threatening Las Vegastype

first_imgA man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to commit a “Las Vegas”-type mass shooting, then led deputies on a high speed chase along Interstate 5, Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies said Thursday.During the chase, the man hit a semi-truck, swerved in front of other cars and attempted to ram deputies’ cars, said Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig, a spokesman for the department.Deputies say Christopher James Bleavins, a 35-year-old from Lakewood, is a retired military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.After a report that Bleavins threatened a mass shooting Wednesday afternoon, military police approached him at Joint Base Lewis McChord, about nine miles south of Tacoma, Rosenzweig said.Bleavins was not armed. Deputies do not know whether he has access to firearms.Bleavins fled the base in a red Mazda 6 at about 4 p.m., almost hitting a military police officer, Rosenzweig said.Military police pursued him south on I-5, then Washington State Police took over. State police followed Bleavins until he reached the Cowlitz County line at milepost 57.Shortly after, Castle Rock police spotted the Mazda driving more than 100 miles per hour near milepost 49.A Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy spotted Bleavins near milepost 42, and joined the chase, Rosenzweig said.As the deputy drove onto the freeway, Bleavins cut across the highway lanes and tried to ram the deputy’s car, Rosenzweig said. The deputy was able to swerve out of the way.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online from August 18, 2019 to August 25, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierSenior Center members push for new Senior Center by Cassia BurnsPublic safety substation a priority by Lizzie McDermottWilmington schools end of year wrap-up by Lizzie McDermottSupt. informs Wilmington parents of data breach by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunNoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Lady Gaga says fk off amid Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayks split

first_imgLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have reportedly parted ways. Now that he is single, several fans want Bradley to start dating his A Star Is Born co-star Lady Gaga. The “Shallow” singer recently performed in Las Vegas and asked everyone to stay kind and if they can’t stay kind then they can f**k off.Earlier this week, Grammy-winning singer Gaga performed at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. Before singing her Academy Award-Winning song, “Shallow,” she took a moment to address the audience.During the performance, Lady Gaga wanted to talk about LGBTQ rights. Gaga stated how people used to change her but she never let anyone change who she is. Prior to this, she was told her image was a little too gay with her anthems but she realized that they all were shallow, subtly hinting about her song.”I remember saying, ‘Well, I don’t see it that way, but there’s also gay people in the world,'” Gaga told the live audience. “They told me it wouldn’t work and they tried to change me, but I never let them.”However, things took a sudden shift when fans started to ask her about Bradley Cooper, with whom she performed at the 91st Oscars. Right before performing “Shallow” when several fans started to ask about Bradley, Gaga simply stated, “…one more thing, be kind. Be kind or f**k off.”Ever since reports have surfaced that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have called it quits, fans from around the world are stating that Bradley should start dating Lady Gaga. It should be noted that after the reports surfaced, neither Bradley nor Shayk have commented on the alleged breakup. Several reports alleged that the famous model has left their Los Angeles mansion and took a suitcase with her. As of now, if the split reports are true, then Irina and Bradley should be working on how they are going to share the custody of their young daughter.I LOVE HER SO MUCH❤️ @ladygaga— ?????? (@PutYourPawzUp) June 9, 2019At the same time, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga looked great together when they acted in the musical romantic movie. But it was all an act. As we have mentioned several times in the past, there is nothing going on between Cooper and Gaga. These two are simply good friends and are not into any romantic endeavour with each other.last_img read more

With her loving mercy

first_imgThis autumnal festival, popularly known as Shardotsav, celebrates the power of Shakti, symbolised by the Goddess Durga, who slays asura to re-establish peace and sanctity on earth again. Bengalis all over the world during these days rejoice to their heart’s content, reconnecting with friends and relatives. Durga Puja is not simply about celebrations and feasting. The actual carousing of the Puja is all about enlightenment of soul and the celebrations of the goodness over evil. It is about the triumph of truth over false and right over wrong. Durga Puja is about sustaining the mass believe of emergence of an almighty savior whenever evil tries to take over the goodness in the universe. Durga Puja is an occasion when the familiar sound of dhak, Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’dhunuchi nachh,the mild fragrance of shiuli, give a familiar tug at every Bengali heart. Spread over five days, Shashti, Shaptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami, multiple rituals are performed, though vermilion play ( Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixsindur khela) – probably four-century-old and perhaps the most glamorous captivates Bengalis like nothing else. As per mythology, since on Vijaya Dashami evening, goddess Durga returns to her husband’s home, hence all married women, mostly in white or yellow sarees with red borders, are seen honouring the goddess and each other with ‘sindur’. This ritual is all about resplendence accompanied with sweets and the sound of drums and cymbals.  The origin of public celebrations of Durga Puja can be traced back to the 16th century. With the ascent of the Mughals, Durga Puja became more of a status symbol. The annual festival soon became the most celebrated. It was an ocassion to make merry with friends, relatives, neighbours and acquaintances. Hosted for over a week, Durga Puja is considered one of the most expensive festivals of India. The social and ritualistic significance has also been modified to a certain extent. Durga Puja celebrations at Matri Mandir, Safdarjung Enclave, has been associated with grandiose and splendour in decoration. Each year thousands throng the Mandir premises to partake in the celebrations and appreciate the creativity and hard work that is evident in the intricate and imaginative themes in Pandal decorations. This year the theme is – ‘Go Green’ – back to the simplicity of life!They explored the vast diversity that is our country and rediscovered the Tribals in the East. Untouched by the madness of the cities, their concept of progress lies in co existing with the environment without disturbing nature. That is the essence they have depicted in the decoration this year. Progress is symbolized through the invention Boats as the main mode of transport, as they lived along the river banks, and the biggest invention of all, the Wheel. The entire structure and framework has been constructed out of environment friendly products and every piece used in decoration reflects the minimalism that marked human race when civilization began. The main entrance showcases the time wheel (Samay Chakra) and evolution of man.  The other entrance exhibits Tribal Goddesses found at the entrance of ethnic villages. Tribal handicrafts are on display in abundance. To realize this vision, more than 80 artistes from across West Bengal and Odissa have been working tirelessly for over 40 days. Extensive use of bamboo, raw wood, feathers and others natural products help build the ambience. The endeavor has been to capture the grandiose in simplicity and create, not only a visual treat, but also to give a message to conserve nature.In keeping with the practice of theme-based pandals, this year Co-operative Ground Durga Puja Samity will be celebrating its 40th Durgaotsav where they will portray SAT-CHIT-AANANDA (EXISTENCE – KNOWLEDGE – BLISS). SAT-CHIT-AANANDA is a Sanskrit phrase which means the existence of Gods and Goddess amidst the common people and imparting Knowledge to them and making their life bliss. Co-operative Puja’s theme for 2015 depicts a village scenario where Devi Saraswati, Devi Lakshmi, Ganapati and Karitikeya are amidst the common people and empowering them with knowledge, prosperity and good health. While Devi Saraswati is imparting Vidya and Cultural fulfilment, Kartikeya is teaching the secret of Good Health by daily exercise and attaining Perfection through Archery. Devi Lakshmi and Ganapati are enabling the prosperity and development of the Village. The entire Pandal depicting the above theme has been created by eco-friendly material such as Thatch, Jute, Mud, Bamboo and most importantly Areca Nuts’ bark. Areca Nuts bark (Supari Tree bark) which is an eco-friendly product is usually produced in Southern or Eastern parts of India. The bark is usually hard in form and thus they are shaped into various plates, bowls and spoon. In fact, co-operative puja has been serving Bhog (Langar) to the mass in these plates from last 19 years. In sync with the Pandal, the Idol have been created within a background of the Half Shaped Areca Nut Plate and been made with eco-friendly material and Colours. Catechu or Cutch tree (brown), Gamboge tree resin (dark mustard yellow), Himalayan Rubhada root (yellow), Indigofera plant (blue), Kamala tree (red), Madder root (red, pink, orange), Myrabolan fruit (black). The above colours have been used keeping in view the “Clean Yamuna Project” and we are trying to protect it from artificial, chemical based colours. The streets of Chittaranjan Park locality, adoringly christened “Delhi’s mini-Bengal”, delightfully transform into a whirlwind of colors, textures, aromas and culinary pleasures and the entire area comes alive with the sounds of children’s laughter, elderly gossips, trance-inducing religious hymns and gyrating beats of drums that refuse to die down even in the late hours of night – Durga Puja is here and it is that time of the year when the Bengali population gears up to adore and offer obeisance to Goddess Durga, the sophisticated Hindu feminine deity, and in this profound tradition they are joined by hundreds of thousands of residents of the city who turn up at CR Park for a taste of the enviable culture and delectable culinary delights that the Bengalis are renowned for. Though the whole place wears a festive look complete with lights, music and crowds that tend to spill out on the arterial roads and side lanes, the mainstay of the wonderful celebrations remain the numerous, brilliantly-lit grand “pandals” (makeshift temples composed of cloth and paper over a bamboo framework) which are erected in the larger community parks and temple arenas and house idols of the Goddess and her hallowed accomplices, it is around these pandals that it appears that a major fair is in progress where there are joyrides, restaurants, food stalls, shopping counters and souvenir stalls, in fact, at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, each of these extravagant temporary structures, raised primarily through corporate sponsorship (with nominal religio-charitable donations to indicate collective social participation), are constructed at the cost of several million rupees after immense thought and enormous labor and bear a uniquely distinctive and often thematic appearance which eventually culminates into being a major draw for the visitors, spiritual-seekers and photographers for whom this entire festival of colors, lights and humanity is an offer to delve some more into the city’s inconceivably diverse culture and traditions. India is a land of holy places, holy rivers, and large religious festivals. Almost every aspect of life is infused with religious gestures, rites, and meaning. The importance of Hinduism as India’s most dominant religion extends far beyond the private sphere into the public realm. Every year hundreds of religious festivals and pilgrimages are celebrated all across this vast and diverse country, and being able to witness or participate in one or several of them is a great cultural or even spiritual experience for foreign visitors.  Among India’s most colorful and lively festivals is Navratri (Festival of Nine Nights), and Durga Puja is one of the most popular versions of this festival celebrated in Eastern India, especially in the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) in the state of West Bengal. For five days each year, the city takes on a festive atmosphere and comes to a complete standstill, when temporary temples spring up all over the city to honor the Hindu goddess Durga. Hundreds of thousands of worshippers from Kolkata and all over India visit these temples to pay their tribute.last_img read more

Childrens magical performance charms the audience on Day 3 of theatre festival

first_imgThe third overseas theatre troupe of the festival, Center of Artistic Creativity, Egypt, headed by Md. Habib performed ‘Flashback’. The short play based on the classic, Romeo-Juliet, was presented in dance-drama style. However, the event of the evening was Kalindi Bratyajon’s children’s workshop based production, ‘Bhombol Sardar’. The young artistes stole the heart of the gathering at the Academy of Fine Arts with their enthusiasm and what seemed far superior spontaneity and acting skills than adults. Credit goes to the director of the production Sumanta Roy and the initiatives taken by Bratyajon in developing young talents to flourish and engage with nuances of theatre and culturally rich Bengali literature for children, much before they face the harsh reality of their lives. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe 31 bubbly, pint-size energy bombs, in the age group 4 years to 14 years, flaunted their on-stage artistry, on the inaugural show. Bratya Basu, the convener of the festival, reiterated the importance of reading and engaging with children’s literature of Khagendranath Mitra, Lila Majumder, Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay, Rabindranath Thakur etc. along with English literature of the kinds of Harry Potter and others. He thanked the guardians for keeping faith in the enormous power of theatrical art form having massive potential to add positivity, confidence, and vigour in tender minds. In the end, Sangita Chakraborty of Ashokenagar Natyamukh was felicitated as a promising young director of theatre in Bengal.last_img read more

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