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25 killed as attackers ignite fire in Mexico bar

first_imgCoatzacoalcos (Mexico): At least 25 people were killed and 11 badly wounded when gunmen burst into a strip club in eastern Mexico, doused it with gasoline and ignited a raging fire, officials said Wednesday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned Tuesday night’s “shameful” attack in the city of Coatzacoalcos, and said federal authorities would investigate evidence that it may have stemmed from collusion between the state prosecutor’s office and organised crime. The attack is the latest to rock the state of Veracruz, a flashpoint in bloody turf wars between Mexico’s rival drug cartels and a hotbed of political corruption. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USSurvivors said gunmen descended on the bar, the Caballo Blanco (White Horse), in a hail of bullets, blocked the entrances and set the club alight. But because of the loud reggaeton music pounding inside, many patrons and dancers did not even notice the attack until the entire bar was in flames, they said. “They arrived in several vehicles, with rifles and pistols. They threatened the security guards at the door and took control of the main entrance,” one survivor told an AFP reporter, speaking on condition of anonymity, as frantic family members rushed to the bar looking for their loved ones. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsVeracruz Governor Cuitlahuac Garcia tweeted that authorities had identified one of the attackers as Ricardo “N” — Mexican law bars the release of suspects’ full names — adding that he was a repeat offender known as “La Loca” (“The Crazy One”). The suspect was previously arrested last month, but was released by prosecutors within 48 hours, Garcia said, vowing that “this vile crime… will not go unpunished.” President Lopez Obrador said federal authorities would investigate why the suspect had been released, and whether there was a conspiracy between the state prosecutor’s office and organised crime. “There’s a problem there that needs to be investigated regarding the actions of the Veracruz prosecutor’s office,” he told a press conference.last_img read more

Rookie legislator leaves Tory caucus over decisions affecting francophones

first_imgTORONTO — A Progressive Conservative legislator who publicly denounced Ontario’s decision to eliminate the independent office of the French-language services commissioner and a planned French-language university has left the Tory caucus.In a letter to the Speaker of the legislature, Amanda Simard says her decision is effective immediately, and she will remain in parliament as an independent.The rookie legislator, who represents a largely Franco-Ontarian riding, broke ranks with Premier Doug Ford’s government over the two controversial decisions affecting about 600,000 francophones in the province.Simard said Wednesday that she was not satisfied by the government’s announcement late last week that it would create a commissioner position within the office of the provincial ombudsman, establish a Ministry of Francophone Affairs, and hire a senior policy adviser on francophone affairs in the premier’s office. She said the partial backtracking was not enough.Ford has said the measures announced in the fall economic statement were necessary to bring down the province’s deficit, although he has not said how much would be saved.Simard argued Wednesday the moves would not “contribute in any meaningful way” to the provincial belt-tightening.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

First Contact launches second season on APTN

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsLove it or hate it, the controversial show First Contact debuted its second season this week on APTN.Over the course of a month six Canadians with racist views and prejudices travelled to several Indigenous communities to learn more about Canada’s role in cultural genocide.Their trip included visits to Kanesatake, Que., to learn more about the Oka Siege from Ellen Gabriel and Elder John Cree; to Natuashish in Labrador to spend time with local Innu people; to Thunder Bay to learn about exposed racist attitudes toward Indigenous people; as well as to Saskatoon to speak with Colten Boushie’s family.For Stephanie Pituley things started to change after she visited an old residential school in southern Ontario.“Just the idea of children being taken away from their parents gives me the heebie jeebies. I can’t imagine somebody coming in and taking my child from me for no reason,” the mother of five told APTN.In a twist, Pituley herself is Metis.She obtained Metis citizenship with the Manitoba Metis Federation three months before filming.It’s something she struggled with while filming the show.“Halfway through our journey this is when I started to feel I shouldn’t even recognize myself as that because there are so many people that do recognize as Metis and they know their heritage, they know their culture, they know the history behind it. I know nothing,” said Pituley.After the first season debuted last fall social media lit up with praises for the program, which takes its premise from the Australian show of the same name, but also many criticisms, especially from Indigenous people.The main concern being it shouldn’t fall on Indigenous people’s shoulders to educate others.Vanessa Loewen, a producer with Animiki See Digital Production, said this is the position they wanted to take while creating a Canadian version.“We decided that our efforts toward reconciliation and trying to build a better relationship was to take this approach,” she said.During a reunion panel on Thursday one participant argued it is up to Indigenous people to educate others after saying he was at the blunt end of ‘hostile’ attacks on social media.“All I would like is Indigenous people if you’re online and you see someone legitimately wanting to learn about the culture and asking questions and you see them getting attacked please help,” said Brennen Kovic.“Indigenous people want allies. People that want to learn want allies in you as well.”Stephanie MacLaurin was a community host to three of the participants while they visited Fort William First Nation in Ontario.She took the opportunity to engage in peaceful dialogue with the participants, including Pituley, but says Indigenous people should not apologize for their anger.“I think that Indigenous righteous rage is important…we have more than enough right to be angry over what’s happened,” said MacLaurin.MacLaurin doesn’t regret the decision to participate in the show and even says if the opportunity came up again she would do it, but she believes non-Indigenous people have to step up and educate themselves as well.“I want to turn one of the misconceptions about Indigenous people around and one of them is we’re lazy. I think as non-Indigenous people they’ve been extremely lazy in learning their history and the truth around Canadian society,” said MacLaurin.First Contact is available to stream online at aptn.ca.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

Jhoot boot campaign on by BJP says Akhilesh

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the BJP whether it was pursuing a “jhoot and boot” campaign, a day after the party was embarrassed by its two legislators who attacked each other during a meeting, with one of them using his shoe.By “jhoot” (lies), Yadav appeared to be referring to the multi-crore Rafale aircraft deal, which the Opposition has alleged involved corruption. His comments came a day after the BJP-led government at the Centre told the Supreme Court that documents related to the agreement had been “stolen” from the Defence Ministry. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”First there were parallel negotiations. Then the (Rafale) files were stolen. Meanwhile in Uttar Pradesh, MP-MLA used shoes for dispute resolution at a meeting to discuss development. Now BJP workers are asking their leaders as to what campaign is on? The ‘jhoot’ and the ‘boot’ or the youth and the booth?” Yadav said in Lucknow. His “boot” dig was aimed at the fracas in Sant Kabir Nagar, where two elected representatives of the BJP hit each other during a meeting in presence of minister of in-charge of the district, Ashutosh Tandon, son of Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedOne of the legislators involved in the fight, caught on tape, used his shoe to hit the other. On Thursday, Yadav’s ally in Uttar Pradesh for the general election, BSP chief Mayawati, too had a dig at the Centre’s disclosure about “stolen” Rafale jet deal documents. Mayawati said in a tweet it was a “very strange and irresponsible chowkidari” that the documents were “stolen”. “The Modi govt made a sensational disclosure in the Hon’ble Supreme Court that secret documents pertaining to Rafale fighter deal were stolen from the Defence Ministry.” ‘Very strange & irresponsible chowkidari. Is national security & interest in the safe hands? Think long & loud,” she tweeted. Later in a statement, she said it was “most irresponsible, most unfortunate and shameful” that Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the ministry. She asked the Modi government to apologise for failing on the matter of national security. “Before making the stunning revelations (about documents being stolen) in the Supreme Court, the Narendra Modi government ought to have apologised to the nation for failing on the matter of national security,” the BSP chief said in the statement. She said the Supreme Court should now get the entire matter probed under its supervision to satisfy the country.last_img read more

European recession further slowed global manufacturing – UN report

Global manufacturing output rose by merely 1.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the same period in the previous year, the lowest quarterly growth rate in the last three years, according to a United Nations report released today that attributes the slowdown to the prolonged recession in Europe and weaker growth in other industrialized countries. According to the report by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the risk of another slowdown looms over developing economies as long as the economic recession persists in industrialized countries.In industrialized countries, manufacturing output fell by 1.8 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, while the manufacturing output of developing economies grew by 7.6 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.In Europe, the decline in industrial production previously observed in a few countries of the European Union spread across the continent. Industrial production systematically decreased there in all four quarters of 2012, UNIDO reported.Manufacturing output in the fourth quarter fell by 3.9 per cent in France, 2.9 per cent in Germany, 6.9 per cent in Italy and 1.8 per cent in the United Kingdom. The severity of the crisis slightly eased in Greece and Portugal where there was a much lower declining rate. However, manufacturing output in Spain dropped significantly, by 6 per cent in the fourth quarter, according to the UN agency.Growth in North America continued but at a lower rate than in the previous quarter. In East Asia, manufacturing outputs dropped for the second consecutive quarter, mainly due to a decrease in Japanese exports. Improved growth in China helped bolster figures in developing countries averting a further slowdown in the rate of manufacturing growth observed during the first half of 2012, UNIDO reported. read more

Kristaps Porzingis Is Doing His Best Carmelo Anthony Impression

Jamal Crawford43.9243.52 Porzingis has vaulted up the bad-shot leaderboardLowest-ranked players in quantified Shot Quality (qSQ) in 2017-18 and how those players ranked a year ago “The stars in this league take tougher shots because defenses are focused on them. He’s 22, he’s going through that for the first time, and teams are gearing up on him, and not letting him spin or get a clear opportunity to pass the ball,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told me before a recent game.Without Anthony to worry about, defenses have aggressively seized on Porzingis. A little more than halfway through the season, he’s already been double-teamed in the post 79 times (about twice a game), the fourth-highest total in the NBA and more than he faced during his first two seasons combined, according to Second Spectrum. This effectively is a way of daring him to make a quick, accurate pass to the right man — which is not his strength.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/passes.mp400:0000:0000:52Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Porzingis turns the ball over nearly twice as often as he records an assist, and averages fewer assists per game than any of the other players who rank among the NBA’s top 10 in post-ups. If opponents don’t double him, they will often crowd him on the catch, force him to put the ball on the floor, and bring a help defender so he’s forced to see two bodies.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/kpreel.mp400:0000:0001:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The latter strategy, in particular, has worked well since Porzingis still lacks the physicality he needs to push some defenders — even small guards, who give up 6 or 7 inches — off their square.In theory, you could argue that Porzingis is better equipped to take the sorts of shots Anthony did because of how much taller he is, giving him clearer looks at the basket. But despite being the NBA’s tallest player,2He’s tied with Detroit’s Boban Marjanovic — a FiveThirtyEight favorite — who doesn’t see regular playing time. Porzingis’s midrange jumpers have been blocked more often than anyone else in the league. (Anthony is tied for third.) The budding star has an unusually low average release point of just over 9 feet on his midrange attempts, the third-lowest among the league’s 46 volume shooters,3This included players who’d taken at least 100 midrange attempts at the time of publication. according to an analysis run by senior data analyst Matt Scott of STATS SportVU at FiveThirtyEight’s request.Porzingis is the first to acknowledge that he began rushing his offense too much after the blistering pace he set to begin the season. “I think now I’m starting to realize it doesn’t need to be that way,” he told ESPN’s Ian Begley. “I can just let the game flow and see what happens. I can make the right play and not force and try to get those numbers.”No one would be foolish enough to write off Porzingis at this juncture, for his Melo-like shot selection or any other reason. This is his first year as the primary option — he wasn’t even the second banana last season, when both Anthony and Derrick Rose averaged more shot attempts per game — and aside from Tim Hardaway, Jr.,4Whose month-and-a-half-long absence coincided with Porzingis’s slump. he has no other teammate that qualifies as a true playmaker. He plays within the offense more than Anthony did. (Almost two-thirds of Porzingis’s 2-point baskets are assisted, while just under a third of Anthony’s 2-pointers in New York were.) And Porzingis provides enormous value as a rim protector, even when he’s not doing well on offense.Similar to Anthony, Porzingis can be lethal when teammates get him the ball in scenarios that allow him to make quick decisions off the catch. Hornacek’s best weapon to do that — playing Porzingis at center as part of a five-out lineup — deserves more spin, and would help things flow a bit more. Outside of that, the Knicks have been good at setting up these looks in transition, when Porzingis is trailing a play and can simply square up to shoot from the top of the key. Porzingis posts a whopping 56.7 percent effective field-goal rate when he shoots within two seconds of getting the ball, a rate that puts him in the same stratosphere as Kevin Durant or Anthony Davis as far as efficiency is concerned. But he becomes the equivalent of one of the two or three worst shooters in basketball, around 40 percent, when he attempts a shot after holding it for any more than two seconds. (More evidence of this: his 0.73 points per possession in one-on-one situations rank last among the 33 NBA players who isolate at least twice a game.5And have played at least 20 games.)New York’s made an effort to run plays for Porzingis — they run about 19 off-ball screens for him per 100 possessions, according to Second Spectrum, up from 10 last year — though it doesn’t always result in a touch, because of all the defensive attention he’s facing. “Even if I’m not open, it means someone else is open,” Porzingis said. “When we’re in movement, those are good plays for us.”This maturation process — figuring out how to create separation when defenses load up on a single player — was the one Anthony spent the most time helping Porzingis with early in his career.The pair often played one-on-one at practice, and every couple minutes, Porzingis would stop the game to ask Anthony for advice with certain moves. “[Working with him] has been fun,” Anthony told me back in 2015. “For me, it’s knowing that one day I’ll be gone, and somebody else will be here. And he’s the future.”For New York’s future to be brighter than its cloudy past, they’ll need Porzingis to navigate this stretch and learn how to find better shots than the ones Anthony feasted on as a Knick. Kristaps Porzingis45.6448.871 Jarrett Jack*44.83—— When the Knicks finally traded Carmelo Anthony last offseason, both he and the organization itself viewed it as an opportunity to get out from under a cloud. With the Oklahoma City deal, Melo joined a contending team that already had two All-Stars and left the club that fumbled his prime — one that then gladly handed the keys to the franchise to 22-year-old Kristaps Porzingis.For awhile, that experiment was going swimmingly. Porzingis averaged 30 points per contest through his first 11 outings of the season, a highly impressive, if clearly unsustainable, rate. Yet that hot start to the campaign probably camouflaged something that’s come into clearer focus as both the big man and his team have cooled down: For all the trouble New York went through to move on from Anthony and his ball-dominant tendencies, Porzingis launches many of the same heavily contested shots that prompted so much head-scratching and frustration among Knicks fans.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/badshots.mp400:0000:0001:49Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Going into the Knicks’ nationally televised game in Utah Friday, Porzingis has taken far more heavily contested jumpshots than any other NBA player this season. The majority of those attempts come from the antiquated midrange part of the floor, where New York continues to take more shots than any other team despite the firing of team president Phil Jackson, who insisted on using an unpopular triangle offense. Porzingis takes more than seven shots a game from midrange, the NBA’s second-highest mark; more than Anthony, who considers that area his sweet spot. Perhaps most eye-opening of all: according to Second Spectrum data, Porzingis is tied for the league’s fourth-lowest1Among those who’ve taken at least 300 shots for the season. quantified Shot Quality (qSQ), which measures the likelihood of a shot going in if taken by an average player. To put that into context, last season, Porzingis ranked 71st-lowest in the NBA by this measure, while Anthony had the NBA’s fourth-lowest shot quality profile during 2016-17.In other words: Kristaps Porzingis’s shot selection has essentially morphed into Carmelo Anthony’s. PlayerShot QualityRank (lowest)Shot QualityRank (lowest) DeMar DeRozan43.8%142.2%1 Devin Booker45.6546.012 * No rank for 2016-17 due to injuryqSQ measures the likelihood of a shot going in if taken by an average player; minimum 300 shots.Source: Second Spectrum 2017-182016-17 read more

Garda Twitter account answers ultimate question Oasis or Blur

first_imgONE OF THE now infamous Garda Twitter accounts hosted another Q&A session this evening, offering to answer all questions, no matter how trivial.Garda Declan and and Garda Jimmy from the Command and Control Centre at Harcourt Street in Dublin were on hand to get a grilling from the public and were asked questions about CCTV monitoring, response times and use of the garda helicopter.But then came the ultimate question – Oasis or Blur?We’re almost afraid to ask – do you guys agree?Read: ‘I’ve never worn heels while driving’ and other things we learned from the Garda Twitter Q&A>Related: “Vehicle” or “Veh-icle”? Garda Twitter account tackles the big questions>last_img read more

Greek style yoghurt conquers global markets

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek-style yoghurt sales around the world are sky-rocketing.Yoghurt company Chobani Australia whose factories are in Dandenong South in Victoria has seen strong demand for it’s product locally and overseas and just recently started exporting the product to Singapore and Malaysia.The company has also recently expanded in factory to meet growing demand in Asia. “Every market is unique, but what is consistent so far is that all early indicators show strong demand for Chobani Greek Yoghurt in Asia,” Peter Meek, Managing Director, Chobani Australia said.In the US, sales shot up from just 1 per cent in 2007 to 49 per cent this year, according to a report by Bernstein Research. Greek consular authorities in Washington estimate total turnover in the US grew to $2.66 billion last year from just $35.4 million seven years before.Fage, the Greek dairy manufacturers who pioneered the strained type of yoghurt in the US, now face strong competition from companies such as Chobani, General Mills and Danone. The firm expects that an investment in Johnstown, New York, will expand its capacity from 85,000 tons to 160,000 tons annually by the end of September. It has also started producing for private label distributors.According to data compiled by Nielsen, the turnover of Greek-style yoghurt in the UK rose to 265.4 million euros last year from 150.7 million in 2011. After a two-year litigation in that country, FAGE obtained a court ruling forbidding Chobani from using the term ‘Greek yoghurt’.According to a survey by GfK, 7.23 million German households bought Greek-style yoghurt between June 2012 and June 2013, up 37 per cent from the year-earlier period.Source: Ekathimerinilast_img read more

Structure collapse killed four Houston firefighters

first_imgHOUSTON – A structure collapse in a burning building killed four Houston firefighters, the deadliest fire in the history of the country’s third-largest fire department, officials confirmed in a statement Saturday.The four firefighters – Capt. Matthew Renaud, Engineer Operator Robert Bebee, Firefighter Robert Garner and Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan – were responding to a five-alarm blaze reported around noon Friday at an Indian restaurant in southwest Houston that soon spread to a neighboring hotel. More than 200 firefighters eventually arrived to fight the blaze, officials said.Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison and Mayor Annise Parker said during a Friday briefing that at some point, a wall inside the burning buildings collapsed on the firefighters who died. Saturday’s statement reiterated that the deaths stemmed from a “collapse,” and a Fire Department spokesman said it was best described as a structure collapse.Three firefighters died at the scene, while a fourth was taken to a nearby hospital and later died, officials said.As of Saturday, 14 additional firefighters had been hospitalized in connection with the fire, according to a Fire Department statement. One was in critical condition and another was undergoing surgery Saturday, the statement said. The rest were stable, some enough to be released Saturday, the statement said.Authorities were still trying to determine what caused the massive blaze.“The scene is currently secured and under investigation. The Houston Fire Department arson division is the lead investing agency on this incident with assistance from the State fire marshal office, (federal Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and Houston Police Department,” the statement said.last_img read more

Smartphone Pocket PC Magazine Shuttered

first_imgCiting market changes and declining ad dollars, ThaddeusComputing Inc., the Iowa-based publisher of Smartphone & Pocket PC, hasdecided to suspend publication of the 11-year-old magazine after its next issue.”It has become harder to grow circulation over the pastthree years since Windows Mobile changed from being PDAs to being phones,”Thaddeus co-founder and CEO Hal Goldstein wrote on the Smartphone& Pocket PC Web site.In the note, Goldstein also indicated difficulties in attractingadvertising sponsorships from major companies like Microsoft, and from phonecompanies and OEMs. “In order for us to sell subscriptions at current lowconsumer magazine-type prices, we must have a stronger and growing circulation,and we must attract the large advertisers who benefit the most from ourexistence.” Thaddeus is “leaving the door open,” according to Goldstein,for a sponsor or buyer to step forward to either acquire or fund future issuesof the magazine, which had been published seven times per year. There are no immediateplans to take down the Smartphone & Pocket PC Web site.Changing FocusIn an e-mail to FOLIO:, Goldstein said that suspendingpublication is actually an opportunity to refocus the Smartphone magazinebrand. This month, Thaddeus is launchingiPhone Life magazine under the Smartphoneumbrella.”We may or may not produce more Windows Mobile issuesafter the final issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC, however, Smartphone magazinewill continue and assume the same newsstand distribution, but focus on the iPhonerather than Windows Mobile,” Goldstein wrote in the e-mail. “That leaves thedoor open for a Google Android edition or a RIM Blackberry edition.”Launched in 1985, Thaddeus Computing also published thePortable Paper, which folded in 1991. It publishes the Ultimate PalmtopCatalogue, and produces the PalmtopPaper.com and UsedHandhelds.com sites.last_img read more

iMirus Latest to Launch Digital Newsstand

first_imgAccording to Market America president and CEO James Ridinger, he and his team are surveying their customers in hopes of showing publishers “quantifiable evidence” of which magazine titles will sell best on the maNewsstand. An iMirus spokesperson declined to say which publishers the company is working with so far but said they are targeting “the gamut” of consumer magazines.A number of digital publishing platforms have launched digital newsstands in recent months. Among them are Zinio’s Zinio Newsstand, Nxtbook’s Nxtstand.com and Texterity’s Coverleaf.com digital magazine service. In a partnership with online marketing firm Market America, Tulsa, Oklahoma-based iMirus has joined the ranks of digital publishing platforms to develop a digital magazine newsstand.Expected to launch before the end of the year, iMirus’ maNewsstand will offer Market America’s more than three million customers with print and digital editions of magazines, books and catalogs. The service, iMirus says, will enable customers to buy and download individual articles or book chapters.To quickly build-out its inventory, iMirus and Market America are digitizing select consumer publications at no cost to the publisher. They also will include certain titles on the newsstand in an effort—again, free to publishers, they say—to help sell print subscriptions. “We’re so confident of our ability to increase paid circulation, we’re willing to put our chips in the game by offering the creation of digital editions in a no-cost, no-risk revenue share model with these publishers.” iMirus president and CEO Chris Riggs said in a statement.” last_img read more

Macaulay Culkin has a new middle name picked by the internet

first_img Share your voice Merry Christmas to me, from all of you! My new middle name has been chosen. You voted and the winner is clear. In 2019 my new legal name will be:Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin. It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name).#MerryChristmas— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 25, 2018 Tags Culkin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on whether he actually plans to head to the courthouse for an official name change. But as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month, he assured the host he would.  Given the internet’s record with crowdsourced names (we’re looking at you unmanned submarine Boaty McBoatface), Culkin should probably just be happy his new middle name isn’t Macaulay McMacaulayface. ‘Cause that’s just confusing.  Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Home Alone with a new middle name.  Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET Actor Macaulay Culkin is ditching “Carson” for a new middle name: Macaulay Culkin. Too meta for you? Well, that’s the kind of middle name you get when you ask the internet to pick it for you.  In late November, the Home Alone actor asked the world to gift him a middle name for Christmas because “my middle name is something dumb … honestly, I can’t even remember it,” he shared on his website Bunny Ears.  After receiving hundreds of suggestions, he narrowed the field to his top five: Macaulay Culkin, Shark Week, Kieran (his actor-brother’s name), TheMcRibIsBack and Publicity Stunt. The public had a month to vote via Bunny Ears, which Culkin describes as a lifestyle site that’s “kind of like the Goop meets the Onion.” More than 100,000 votes came in. “You voted and the winner is clear,” the 38-year-old actor tweeted on Christmas. “In 2019, my new legal name will be Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin. It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name.)”  center_img 0 Post a comment Onlinelast_img read more

Probe Pilots of crashed Russian plane were drunk

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories ErrorOK ErrorOKInvestigators say they are looking into who was responsible for letting the pilots board.Russia has had a series of deadly crashes in recent years, rooted in lax government controls, poor crew training and neglect of safety rules. Investigators determined that the pilot of a plane that crashed in June 2011, killing 47, was also drunk.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 ErrorOK ErrorOK MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s investigative agency says both the pilots of a plane that crashed last month in Russia’s far east, killing 10 people, were drunk.The Investigative Committee said Monday that a forensic study found the first pilot of the local flight was lightly intoxicated and his co-pilot was moderately intoxicated when their An-28 slammed into a forest on the Kamchatka Peninsula on Sept. 12. Ten of 14 people on board, including both pilots, were killed. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more

AccorHotels adds three luxury global brands to its network

first_imgAccorHotels Group has officially announced the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) and its three prestigious luxury hotel brands: Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel. This new development has now positioned the Group as a leading player in the global luxury hotel market thereby increasing long-term growth potential and profitability. It also significantly expands the company’s footprint in North America, the world’s largest and most influential consumer market.The acquisition of these three emblematic luxury hotel brands is a historical milestone for AccorHotels. It will open up amazing growth prospects, lift our international presence to unprecedented heights, and build value over the long term,” said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AccorHotels.Also joining the AccorHotels’ global network is a portfolio of globally acclaimed and admired hotels including The Savoy in London, Raffles Singapore, Fairmont San Francisco, New York’s The Plaza, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, and Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris.“We remain committed to providing guests with unparalleled service, while also keeping the ambition to deliver exceptional return on investment for our shareholders and hotel owners. By leveraging the operational synergies between FRHI and AccorHotels, we are well-positioned to accelerate the growth of our luxury brands and offer guests even more exciting hotel choices and destinations to explore,” added Bazin.last_img read more

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India’s concern lies in a policy dilemma that has arisen due to the unique circumstances of having to deal with two claimants to the Lankan prime minister’s chair.Rajapaksa the controversial former president whose proximity to the Chinese has caused a rift between New Delhi and Colombo and plunged his country into a debt-trap has mass backing and presents the new axis of power His party SLPP (a faction of Sirisena’s SLFP) returned with good results in recent local elections Rajapaksa is touted to be the front-runner in upcoming general elections On the other side is Wickremesinghe The sacked prime minister—who still holds the numerical advantage in 225-seat Assembly—is largely seen as a pro-India figure who has been trying to get Indian participation in a host of Sri Lankan infrastructure and connectivity projects India’s role as a balancer in the power equation of Indo-Pacific is incumbent on taking decisions that go towards upholding the rules-based order and strengthening democracy and democratic institutions in South Asia Yet this is not an absolutist position Well may the US focus on upholding democratic institutions and processes in its reaction to Lanka’s constitutional crisis as a key player in South Asia India might be getting into a geopolitical blind spot if it refuses to engage with the Rajapaksa-Sirisena front and risk landing on the wrong side of public opinion in the neighbourhood This might appear to be the more pragmatic option to counter China’s influence (the only nation to have recognized the Rajapaksa government) and yet it may affect India’s long-term strategic interests The sidelining of Wickremesinghe who has clearly lost popularity and yet has legitimate claims over the prime minister’s chair risks undermining India’s own goal of upholding democratic institutions and processes in south Asia As Brookings India fellow Constantino Xavier wrote in Hindustan Times “In the short term New Delhi is tempted to close its eyes to the extra-constitutional moves that allowed President Sirisena to appoint Rajapaksa as prime minister In the long run however New Delhi also realises that such blind engagement will legitimise this weekend’s ‘soft coup’ weaken Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions and bolster China’s divide and rule tactics to convert its economic leverage into political and security influence across the Indian Ocean region” India has so far been trying to follow the middle path In its sole official statement—where it professed to “closely following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka As a democracy and a close friendly neighbour we hope that democratic values and the constitutional process will be respected We will continue to extend our developmental assistance to the friendly people of Sri Lanka”—there was an obvious stress on “democratic values” and “constitutional process” India a democracy was trying to brand itself differently vis-à-vis an authoritarian China The effort to reinforce the nature of India’s ties with Sri Lanka was also to be noted What the electoral transfer of power does is take away India’s imperative of having to choose between two sides and presents a more straightforward script If Wickremesinghe comes out as winner the task for India is simpler Even if he loses to Rajapaksa India will put in a quiet diplomatic effort to develop a working relationship It has reasons to believe that Rajapaksa too is keen on a reset Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with Indian PM @narendramodi in New Delhi today pictwittercom/ErFukZkqJx — Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) September 12 2018 To sum up while Sirisena’s move might extend the political uncertainty in Lanka it has probably made things simpler for India which honours India’s first deputy prime minister The inauguration ceremony is expected last three hours as part of an effort to bolster U Recall that the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity has kicked over alleged irregularities 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