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Caribou Legs runs into legal trouble on his crosscountry journey

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first_imgCharlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN National NewsA resident of the Northwest Territories has been running across Canada to raise awareness about violence against women.Hels also run into some legal trouble along the way.The man they call “Caribou Legs” is currently running through his territory.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

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NDIT appointed by BC Hydro to administer Site C agricultural compensation fund

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first_imgNDIT is an independent corporation that was established in 2005 that has managed more than $80 million in funding for partner organizations, including administration of BC Hydro’s $800,000 Generate Opportunities, or GO Fund.Hydro said that NDIT will manage the fund and act as a secretariat to the regional decision-making board, which is responsible for overseeing the management and disbursement of the fund.Northern Development Initiative Trust and the board will work together to develop a strategic five-year plan, fund application packages and evaluation criteria, as well as a financial management plan.For more information about the Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund, visit www.sitecproject.com/AgFund. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro announced today that it has appointed the Northern Development Initiative Trust as the financial administrator of its Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund.The $20-million fund, which was launched earlier this year, supports agricultural priorities in the Peace Region.Hydro said it set up the fund to recognize the role that agriculture plays in the local economy and the potential effects of the Site C project on agriculture.last_img read more

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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 19 per cent in April at

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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 1.9 per cent in April at $55.2B OTTAWA – Canadian wholesale sales posted a better-than-expected April as they gained 1.9 per cent to total $55.2 billion, a second consecutive monthly increase.Economists had expected an increase of 0.3 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Statistics Canada said Wednesday sales were up in four of seven subsectors with growth led by the motor vehicle and parts subsector, which added 9.3 per cent to total $9.9 billion.Excluding the auto-sector wholesale sales gained 0.4 per cent.In volume terms, wholesale sales increased 2.0 per cent.The wholesale sales data followed disappointing manufacturing sales figures released earlier this week that showed factory sales contracted 2.1 per cent in April.The Canadian economy shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 per cent over the first three months of the year and economists have been watching for signs of a rebound in the second quarter.In addition to the gains in the auto sector’s wholesale sales, Statistics Canada said Wednesday that the miscellaneous subsector rose 3.0 per cent to $7.5 billion.Sales in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector also increased 1.5 per cent to $11.3 billion, more than offsetting the declines in February and March.The food, beverage and tobacco subsector fell 2.0 per cent to $10.4 billion.Sales up in seven provinces, with Ontario accounting for most of the gain.Inventories rose 0.5 per cent to $71.8 billion, the highest level on record. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2015 7:07 am MDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 8:24 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Most activelytraded companies on the TSX

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Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,528.78, up 16.73 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 97 cents, or 5.41 per cent, to $16.95 on 10.5-million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 17 cents, or 2.88 per cent, to $6.08 on eight-million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 22 cents, or 5.25 per cent, to $4.41 on 7.9-million shares.Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX:RKN). Application software. Up three cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $1.68 on 6.7-million shares.Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up 61 cents, or 8.84 per cent, to $7.51 on five-million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up one cent, or 0.51 per cent, to $1.99 on 4.8-million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Fast food restaurants. Up $1.81, or 3.09 per cent, to $60.37 on 725,059 shares. Restaurant Brands reported a big jump in its quarterly profit despite flat revenue compared with the same time last year, which it attributed to the negative impact of currency fluctuations. It earned net income for common shareholders of US$90.9 million or 38 cents per share in the three months ended June 30. That’s up from US$11.0 million or five cents per RBI share in the second quarter of 2015.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up $1.74, or 3.11 per cent, to $57.62 on 497,776 shares. Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin tripled its second-quarter profit with help from its engineering and construction sectors as well as through cost reductions. SNC-Lavalin generated a net income of $88.5 million or 59 cents per share, compared to $26.5 million or 17 cents per share the same time last year, thanks in part to higher margins in its infrastructure, oil and gas and energy sectors. Most actively-traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2016 2:58 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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TSX streak of record highs comes to a halt Wall Street continues

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by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 17, 2017 9:28 am MDT Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The five-day streak of record highs for Canada’s main stock index came to an end Friday while U.S. markets continued hitting new peaks ahead of a holiday weekend for traders on both sides of the border.In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index lost 25.54 points at 15,838.63 after a positive session Thursday that marked an eight consecutive day of advances.Real estate stocks racked up some of the biggest gains on the TSX, while materials, gold and base metals dragged down the index.On Wall Street, stock indices inched ahead to record highs Friday, albeit barely, after a late afternoon push erased losses earlier in the day.The Dow Jones industrial average added 4.28 points to 20,624.05 and the Nasdaq composite advanced 23.68 points at 5,838.58. The S&P 500 gained 3.94 points at 2351.16, capping the fourth straight week of gains for the index, its longest such streak since July.“Certainly ‘Trumpenomics’ is one of the dominant market themes on the minds of investors today,” said Todd Mattina, a strategist and chief economist at Mackenzie Investments.“It really represents a waiting game to get more clarity about the types of policies that Donald Trump will implement in the coming weeks,” he added, describing the U.S. leader’s economic package as a complex mix of helpful and hurtful policies.“On the positive side of the ledger you’ve got tax reform, you’ve got deregulation. But on the unhelpful side you have increased economic policy uncertainty.”Trump’s performance at a news conference Thursday, filled with jaw-dropping moments in which he aired feelings of personal grievance and referenced the political upside of war, “just reinforced that significant, very elevated degree of uncertainty on economic policy going forward,” Mattina added.While Trump remains a dominant market theme, Mattina said overseas considerations also weigh heavily.“Other important factors are increased political risk in Europe,” he said, pointing to France’s upcoming presidential election and concerns about the increasing odds of a win for Marine Le Pen, president of the National Front.Like Trump, the leader of the far-right party has made her anti-immigrant and anti-European stance clear.“There’s also Brexit-related concerns as the U.K. heads toward its so-called ‘cliff edge’ negotiations with the European Union at the end of March,” Mattina said.In commodities, the April crude oil contract added three cents at US$53.78 per barrel, while the March contract for natural gas lost two cents at US$2.834 per mmBTU.The April gold contract dropped $2.50 to US$1,239.10 an ounce and March copper fell 1.15 cents to US$2.707 per pound.The Canadian dollar fell 0.11 of a U.S. cent at 76.34 cents US.Stock markets in Toronto and New York will be closed Monday, with the United States marking Presidents Day and Canadians off for various provincial holidays, including Family Day in Ontario.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. TSX streak of record highs comes to a halt, Wall Street continues peaking read more

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European Union the Guardian newspaper among recipients of UN food agency awards

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gave the Jacques Diouf Award to the EU for its ‘EU Food Facility,’ an initiative that has benefited more than 59 million people in 49 developing countries by improving agricultural production of small farmers in response to high food prices.The EU shares the award with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) from India, which is being honoured for its innovative efforts to lift extremely poor women out of poverty and hunger, FAO said in a news release.The Guardian global development team received the Boerma Award “for its reporting on agriculture, food security and poverty, with emphasis on progress made towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals,” FAO said. The award is presented biennially to a journalist or a group of journalists who have helped to focus public attention on the world food problem. The Edouard Saouma Award, which is presented to an institution that has efficiently implemented a project funded by FAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme, was awarded to the Kenya Forest Service for its sustainable livelihood development project in the Mau forest complex, the largest indigenous montane forest in East Africa.The Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano won the Margarita Lizárraga Medal 2012-2013 for its significant contribution to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development and to the practical application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries in the Central American countries.FAO also recognized outstanding contributions by three of its field officers, who received B.S. Sen Awards: FAO project manager David Doolan kept FAO operations going through difficult conditions in Pakistan; senior officer Patrick Durst was recognized for his 19-year career in the Asia-Pacific region; and emergency coordinator Luca Alinovi implemented innovative approaches to upscale operations in famine-torn Somalia.The awards will be presented on 15 June at the start of the 38th FAO Conference, the agency’s governing body. read more

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How Your Favorite Baseball Team Blows Its Money

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For an article on FiveThirtyEight today, Mike Lopez and Noah Davis charted the relationship between spending and win percentage for every baseball season since 1985. They found that the relationship between money and winning in baseball is as strong now as it’s been any time in the free-agency era. Below you’ll see that relationship for each team in the majors. Each season is one dot in the figure, and the colored line is a smoothed curve fit through the points. Essentially, the higher the curve, the more the team’s money was well-spent. The gray line is an aggregation of all the data points across the entire league, and that line shows a pattern: More money generally means more wins.Read more: Don’t Be Fooled By Baseball’s Small-Budget Success Stories »

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Cryptic Studios discovers its user database was hacked in 2010

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first_imgSuccessful hacks that end in user account information being stolen seem like a commonplace event nowadays. They are usually followed by the service that was hacked issuing a statement, ensuring everything is being done to catch the hacker, and that your account password needs changing.Cryptic Studios, the developer behind games such as City of Heroes, Champions Online, and Star Trek Online, has just discovered its user database has been hacked. There’s just one problem: they made the discovery and issued a statement on April 25, 2012, but the hack occurred in December 2010!The realization a hack occurred 16 months ago was due to “increased security analysis.” The details taken included user account names, handles, and encrypted passwords. Cryptic also confirmed that the encryption has been broken (at least partially), meaning additional information may have been accessible to the hacker simply by logging in.Logging into an account allows access to the following personal information:First and last nameE-mail addressDate of birthBilling addressFirst 6 digits and last 4 digits of registered credit cardCryptic say they have no evidence of this additional information being accessed, but why would they? If the hacker had the account password then access would just register as the legitimate user logging in.To combat the hack Cryptic has reset all passwords for accounts affected by the security breach. However, the fact this happened so long ago means you may have already been stung by your details being taken. If you have any other accounts using the same password as your Cryptic account, go change them immediately.Read more at Cryptic Studioslast_img read more

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Vimeo lance un outil pour améliorer la musique des vidéos

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first_imgVimeo lance un outil pour améliorer la musique des vidéosAvec Enhancer, la plate-forme vidéo propose à ses utilisateurs un service dans le cloud permettant de piocher dans une base de données musicales, afin améliorer la qualité de leurs films au niveau sonore.Vimeo veut donner à ses utilisateurs l’occasion d’augmenter la qualité de leurs vidéos, notamment celle de leur bande son. La plate-forme a lancé son service Enhancer. Il permet d’ajouter à son film une bande son parmi un choix de plus de 50.000 musiques disponibles, sur le Vimeo Music Store, sans avoir à quitter le site web, explique Boursereflex. Cette suite d’outils basée dans le cloud offre ainsi la possibilité d’ajouter une bande son à une vidéo déjà importée, d’ajuster les niveaux audio et de contrôler les points de début et de fin de la musique. “Vimeo souhaite aider ses utilisateurs à proposer des vidéos encore meilleures”, s’est félicitée Dae Mellencamp, Présidente de Vimeo. “Combiner nos projets éducatifs, comme la Vimeo Video School, avec ces nouvelles fonctionnalités de personnalisation va simplifier la création de vidéos que l’on aura envie de partager avec sa communauté”. Car, comme elle se plaît à rappeler, “une bande son peut faire la différence entre une bonne et une excellente vidéo”. Et entre une bonne et une excellente vidéo, ce sont plusieurs milliers de clics et de revenus publicitaires supplémentaires… Le 4 juin 2012 à 19:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Farmer Leader Feature Roy Bardole of Iowa

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first_imgRoy Bardole, current member and past Chair of the World Soy Foundation Board, has been a proud supporter of the Foundation since its beginning, as well as innovative leader in the industry.Roy Bardole, current member and past chair of the World Soy Foundation Board, has been a proud supporter of the foundation since its beginning, as well as innovative leader in the industry. As a fifth generation farmer from Rippey, Iowa, he believes he’s not just growing soybeans and corn. Instead, he’s growing the food and feed that will eventually become protein—the primary building block for malnourished people.Roy says, “A child starved of protein will grow up to be less than they could be. It’s my responsibility as a producer to contribute to a better tomorrow with a generation that can think and reason better. By donating the value of just an acre of soybeans, I can make a difference.”Roy’s support of the Foundation has inspired others, including his grandson, Schyler Bardole. Schyler wanted to support the Foundation’s work in Haiti in 2010 after a 7.0 earthquake. He organized a fundraiser to send SoyCows as a more sustainable solution. In 2011, Roy and Schyler traveled to Haiti together to see the project that they helped fund.The foundation appreciatively recognizes Roy’s past and present support in reducing malnutrition worldwide. We would like to invite you to join Roy and other farmer leaders like him to make a difference by donating the value of an acre of soybeans today. To learn more about Roy, check out this interview here. To donate simply calculate the value of an acre of soybeans in your operation (yield multiplied by price) and either click the Donate Today button below, visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org or send your check to: World Soy Foundation; 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100; St. Louis, MO 63141.The World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.last_img read more

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Wolf hunting to resume near Denali National Park

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first_imgWolf hunting will resume Monday near Denali National Park and Preserve despite calls from conservationists to reinstate a “wolf buffer” near the park.Alaska’s Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten closed the season at in May in an area to the north and east of the park after reports that two wolves were legally shot in the area.The Alaska Dispatch News reports that the issue stems from a 2010 decision by the Board of Fame that removed a buffer zone around the northeast area of Denali National Park where wolf hunting and trapping was banned.The buffer-zone debate has resurfaced as the park’s wold population wanes. A recent report from the National Park Service showed 48 wolves living in Denali, down from more than 100 ten years ago.last_img

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2016 Was Record Year For Houston Home Sales

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first_imgDave FehlingHouston area Realtors sold 76,449 homes in 2016, including 6,628 in December.Last year, Realtors sold 76,449 single-family homes in Greater Houston – almost 1,000 more than in 2014, the previous record year, and up 3 percent from 2015.Cindy Hamann, chairman of the Houston Association of Realtors, said many were surprised when the market seemed to stabilize in the first quarter after a below-average 2015.“About April it started picking up and then after the election things started happening,” she said. “I think the consumer was tired of the doom and gloom and tired of the election and everybody got back to business.”Only upper-end homes seemed to be affected by the oil downturn, Hamann said.“Our luxury properties took a dive during the latter part of the summer,” she said. “That’s when oil companies and (other) companies were starting to lay off.”But by the end of the year, the upper-end market had recovered.In December, sales of homes above $500,000 increased 23 percent compared to a year earlier.Hamann expects sales of all homes to increase even more in 2017. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:04 Listen Share Xlast_img read more

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5 TV Shows To BingeWatch During A Winter Storm

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first_img Share Thomas Gloning/Getty ImagesTV Shows To Binge-Watch During The ‘Bomb Cyclone’The snow and severe cold of the “bomb cyclone” currently hitting the East Coast is no joke.But for a TV nerd, a storm that shuts down work and school means more time for binge-watching!It may be only a day or two, so viewing choices are crucial. Can’t waste time with dramas that go nowhere or marginally funny sitcoms (yes, Twin Peaks and Curb Your Enthusiasm, I’m talking about you). I’m here to give you some suggestions tailored to your tastes. Hopefully, these shows will act like a hot bowl of chicken soup and a thick, warm blanket.If you’re a sci-fi geek looking to disappear into new worlds …Netflix‘s latest season of Black Mirror is the perfect getaway for a day inside; an anthology series with exquisitely framed stories on how technology can transform society and individuals. It’s like The Twilight Zone for an era of Snapchat and self-driving cars. Season four’s batch of six episodes stand out because few fans can agree on which episodes are best.This unapologetic Star Trek geek loved “USS Callister,” a story about a coding nerd who creates a virtual reality fantasy game where all the people who torment him at work are recreated as characters in a Trek-like starship which he commands. “Black Museum” is a convoluted but compelling story about how human consciousness is stored inside artifacts within the most depressing exhibits on Earth. And “Arkangel” is a Jodie Foster-directed morality play on the dangers of installing a chip that allows parents to see what their kids see and affect perception through a tablet computer. Before long, you’ll be tethered to your streaming device like one of the characters from the episode.If you’re a comedy nerd with a taste for period drama … Amazon‘s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the tale of a 1950s housewife who develops a career in stand-up comedy after her husband — who she had been supporting in his hobby as a comic — leaves her. It’s partly a look at the early days of stand-up (Midge Maisel enlists the help of legendary comic Lenny Bruce to hone her act). And it’s a wonderful showcase for star Rachel Brosnahan, who snaps off the one-liners (provided by creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, of Gilmore Girls fame) as if she were born to play this character.If you’re a sucker for stories about blood feuds between powerful men …Showtime‘s Billions was one of the best dramas no one talked about last year. Its most recent, 12-episode season is available for viewing through the premium cable channel’s streaming platforms, and earlier seasons are available through Amazon. The show features Damian Lewis as the billionaire head of a top New York hedge fund and Paul Giamatti as the U.S. attorney obsessed with arresting him. Giamatti’s final scene in the season is one of the best moments of acting I saw on TV last year. If you’re a Star Trek fan on a budget …The first half-season of the newest Trek TV series, Star Trek: Discovery, is available for viewing on the streaming service CBS All Access. (It costs $5.99 with ads, but you can sign-up for a free, 7-day trial and watch the first nine episodes of Star Trek: Discovery in one binge.) This show has boldly tried re-inventing and updating Trek, and, after the first episode, it works. You’ll see one of Trek’s coolest heroes in Sonequa Martin-Green’s Starfleet mutineer Michael Burnham, a human orphan raised as an adopted daughter by Mr. Spock’s dad, Sarek. What self-respecting Trekkie could pass up that?If you love behind-the-scenes stories about the craziest figures in music…The Cinemax series Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus is an overlooked gem. Judge (co-creator of King of the Hill and Silicon Valley) puts together Behind the Music-style documentaries about legendarily dysfunctional figures like Johnny Paycheck and Jerry Lee Lewis. He interviews relatives, employees and members of their backup bands. Then, he animates their stories. Judge recreates a scene of Lewis shooting up a dental lab with a machine gun, and one of Paycheck’s backup musicians declaring “there’s nothing worse than a hillbilly with a hit record.” It’s funny, shocking and a great counterbalance to the perfectly manicured images some country artists present these days. (Tales From the Tour Bus is available by subscription on Cinemax, or for $1.99 per half-hour episode on YouTube or Google Play.)Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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What Issues Will Shape The 2019 Houston Mayors Race

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first_img 00:00 /00:47 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Wikimedia CommonsHouston City Hall.The 2019 Houston mayor’s race is starting to heat up, with Mayor Sylvester Turner facing at least four challengers.His challengers so far include City Council Member Dwight Boykins and former City Council Member Sue Lovell to his left, and former Kemah Mayor Bill King and attorney Tony Buzbee to his right.Bob Stein of Rice University says the left-right dynamic will help shape the contest as next year’s national election draws closer. But Stein says the race will also be a referendum on Turner’s record on issues like negotiations with firefighters.“He has been pushed on issues like Prop B and particularly what I will call issues of development,” Stein said. “He’s now looking at a big backlash against his project for I-45, which is not only a traffic congestion issue but it’s also a development issue in terms of bringing in tax base.”The field isn’t closed yet. Candidates have until August 19 to file to get on the ballot. X Sharelast_img read more

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The spirit of the east

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first_imgOn that note, it is incontestably indicative that twenty-two reputable, senior artists from the Singapore Art Society (of Singapore) are collaborating with Art Spice Gallery in the capital city of India, in this intriguing, large-scale exhibition.Supported by prestigious names like Singapore Airlines, Singapore Embassy, Singapore Tourism Board, luxury car, Mercedes-Benz and a premium magazine, The Ideal Home and Garden; this is a stupendous collaboration that proves to be a monumental cultural exchange between magnificent India and the industrious Lion City. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In this exhibition, the 22 Singaporean artists, each with a unique style of paintings, are representatives of the ‘Nanyang’ spirit. The term ‘Nanyang’ is often used to denote the idea of a regional identity and culture for the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia.  In it, ‘Nanyang’ artists express their personal unique painting styles in their artworks, often through a blend of multiple stylistic techniques of the East and West, resulting in a varied body of works unified by their focus on Southeast Asian subjects. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHaving grown up in Singapore during the developmental period, some of these artists have experienced the tensions between tradition and modernity, enabling them to incorporate these elements into their painting styles. Such is the essence of the ‘Nanyang’ spirit.Conquering the gap between traditional Chinese and Western influence, these iconic artists have brought the ‘Nanyang’ spirit into their art development, and has also achieved acclaim for their artistic excellence within the international art market. Thus, the remarkable collection of art in this exhibition is an engaging voyage into Singapore, with paintings and drawings that re-create multiculturalism, wherein, one cannot help but be fascinated by the incredible ease at which the nation embraces numerous ethnicities and related physical spaces, such as its very own Little India and Chinatown.Apart from Terence Teo Chin Keong (the current President of the Singapore Art Society), the other esteemed artists of the exhibition are Chan Chang How, Lim Choon Jin, P. Gnana, Low Puay Hua, Dr Ho Kah Leong, Wang Fei, Cheng Yoke Khoon, Seah Kang Chui, Koeh Sia Yong, Chiew Swee Fah, Eng Siak Loy, Lee Choon Kee, Ang Hiong Chiok, Wong Hai and Anne Lim Geok Kuan.WHEN: 12 to 21 MarchWHERE: Art Spice Gallery, Metropolitan Hotellast_img read more

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Green themes abound in Durga Puja marquees

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first_imgKolkata: At a time when global warming and high pollution levels have emerged as major challenges for policy planners worldwide, a number of community Durga Puja organisers in and around Kolkata have come up with green themes to spread awareness about a clean environment among the public. Children and adults alike can enjoy the feeling of passing through a sanctuary at “Dinosaur Park” that has been simulated with high quality light and sound effects in Salt Lake City’s FD Block marquee, while the Beliaghata Sandhani club has protested against the killing of tigers and underscored the need for conservation of the big cat with its “Tarjon Garjon” (Roar of the Tiger) theme. Delivering a message about reusing plastics and not littering it everywhere, the “When Useless Becomes Useful” theme finds prominence in the marquee of Kankulia and Fern Road Community Durga Puja. Organisers of the Patuli community Durga Puja festival, on the other hand, have showcased “Go Green with Development” in the marquee. Dum Dum Park Sarbojonin’s marquee on the “Ujan thele Chalo nao, Pakhira bole moder praan bachao” (Row the boat upstream, birds are crying for their lives) theme is a telling reminder about the species of birds which are facing extinction due to radiation emitting from mobile towers and the destruction of their nests due to the felling of trees. The “Nirmal Bangla” (Clean Bengal) project has been highlighted by the Ashwininagar Bandhu Mahal Club, which has created a canvas using mostly nails. Dwelling on green themes presents a win-win scenario for organisers as they are usually big hits with the spectators, who empathise with the marquee’s concern about environmental degradation through the themes, which also bring in the prizes. Ten years ago, FD Block in Salt Lake had started the trend of promoting environment-related themes at community Puja marquees. Since then, green theme Pujas have been gradually changing the face of Bengal’s and perhaps India’s biggest carnival. “About 10 years back, environment-based themes in community Pujas were hardly noticed. But, the growing number of green themes over the past few years is not only encouraging but also instrumental in developing environment consciousness among school children and college goers,” Calcutta University’s Professor of Environment Sciences Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay said. Mukhopadhyay, who has been following the evolution of the environment-based themes since 2007, as a jury member of an award for green community Pujas — Serader Sera Nirmal Pujo Puroskar — said varied themes describing the menace of global warming, climate change, pollution, crop diversity and bio-diversity, conservation of forests, medicinal plants, the marine ecosystem and recycling of waste have made their presence felt at marquees across the city. Topics such as safety and disaster management have also been turned into Puja themes. Mukhopadhyay, however, called for the development of year-long green neighbourhood programmes in order to extend the boundaries, instead of remaining confined to the marquees. “Showcasing green themes during festive days and eco-friendly activities within the Puja premises will not be enough. The crucial thing is how the Puja organisers are able to transform the five-day green activities into actions for 365 days and extend the boundaries to entire the locality to make it sabuj para (green neighbourhood),” Mukhopadhyay told IANS. West Bengal Pollution Control Board Chairman Kalyan Rudra pointed out that the flipside of such a big carnival is that colossal waste, including of non-biodegradable material, is generated and electricity consumption surges as thousands of lights are installed in and around the marquees across the city during the festival days. Even trees are trimmed for displaying hoardings and advertisements. “It will be painful if the Puja organisers do not pay enough attention on these issues. This year, we are issuing an advisory to at least 200 community Pujas across districts to create awareness for environment protection. We have also urged the district administrations to take necessary action,” Rudra told IANS. Artists of Kumartuli — the city’s hub of idol makers — claim they use lead-free colour for painting the idols. Awareness about eco-friendly colour has been developed not only among idol makers, but also among consumers. However, mass-scale adoption of non-toxic paint is yet to be achieved in the absence of any checks and due to a lack of understanding of the cost-benefit analysis, said Krishnajyoti Goswami, Professor of Biochemistry at Malaysia’s Lincoln University College. “Idol makers are claiming that they use non-toxic paint. But who is monitoring this? Mass-scale adoption of eco-friendly colour is yet to be achieved. The unit price of lead-free colour is dearer compared to traditional dust colour but consumption of eco-friendly colour is much lower than that of the dust variety,” Goswami, who has been associated with the campaign for use of lead-free paint in idol making, told IANS.last_img read more

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Efforts will intensify to have Turkish ban on Cypriot ships removed Updated

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first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday that Cyprus efforts to remove the illegal restrictions imposed by Turkey on Cypriot-flagged ships would be intensifying as the Turkish embargo was a clear violation of international law.Anastasiades was addressing the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber in Limassol, in the presence of the President of the House, the President of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Vice President of the Union of European Shipowners.He said Cyprus was proud of its shipping industry, which had played a decisive role in the steady recovery of the economy, acting not only as a gateway for foreign investment but also as an export destination of ship management services.“Cyprus is one of the most modern and quality international shipping centres, having the eleventh largest fleet in the world and the third in Europe, strategically located, with excellent infrastructure, maritime specialization, but above all the determination to do all organizational, structural and tax reforms needed for a promising future,” he said.Commenting on the government`s actions to support the shipping industry, Anastasiades referred to the creation of a deputy ministry for shipping, a new strategy to promote issues the industry and the strengthening of the tax framework for commercial shipping.He said the government would continue to examine ways to adopt more tax and other incentives within the European framework so that Cyprus remains competitive as a shipping centre.The latest data from the central bank showed revenues from shipping companies in 2018 amounted to €1.34bn, compared with €948m in 2017, an increase of 9 per cent. The contribution of the shipping industry was 7 per cent of GDP, he added.Anastasiades said that in 2018, 69 new ships were registered in Cyprus, while the number of multinational corporations transferring their base to the island was increasing.He also highlighted the prospects from the discovery of major hydrocarbon deposits in the region, and lauded the steady development of the Cyprus shipping industry despite Turkey’s illegal embargo on Cypriot-flagged vessels.“Our efforts to remove these anachronistic and illegal restrictions will be further intensified as they are a clear violation of international law,” Anastasiades said.In its progress report on Turkey published on Wednesday, the European Commission said that as long as restrictions remained in place on vessels and aircraft registered in Cyprus, related to Cyprus, or whose last port of call was Cyprus, Turkey would not be in a position to fully implement the acquis relating to the transport chapter.According to the EU’s report, Turkey has made no progress in normalising relations with Cyprus and it repeated Brussels’ call to Ankara to refrain from illegal acts in Cyprus’ EEZ, reconfirming that it would respond appropriately and in full solidarity with Cyprus.Anastasiades on Thursday expressed satisfaction that Europe stood in solidarity with Cyprus and said he hoped Turkey would refrain from any further provocations in Cyprus EEZ to avoid measures being taken against it.  He said however if any measures were required, they would be taken.He said the foreign ministry had made the necessary comments on the report. “In any case, what I am aware of is that the European Union is monitoring Turkey and if measures are required, they will be taken,” he said.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
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