Memo freezing NIH communications with Congress triggers jitters

first_imgColleagues,For your additional awareness, please note that we have been directed not to send any correspondence to public officials (to include Members of Congress and state and local officials) between now and February 3, unless specifically authorized by the Department. If you or your staff have any questions about whether a letter should go forward, please contact me or NIH Exec Sec.Thanks and best wishes,Larry Tabak The Huffington Post reports that some other agencies at NIH’s parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have received a similar directive. That story puts the memo in the same vein as a recently reported freeze on grants and a shutdown of social media posts and press releases at the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, Trump officials have blocked the release of public documents at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research arm.(USDA has since anounced it is withdrawing the order and will rewrite it.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“The freeze has startled aides on the Hill and people at those agencies, who worry that it could abruptly upend current operations and stifle work and discussions that routinely take place between branches of government,” The Huffington Post reports.But NIH spokesperson Renate Myles in Bethesda, Maryland, explained in an email to ScienceInsider that Tabak’s memo was just part of a suspension of new regulations and policies issued by HHS: Myles added that the HHS guidance, in turn, “was just a summary” of a memorandum that Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff, issued on 20 January. It freezes new regulations until the new administration can review them. The memo also tells agencies to hold off on issuing any statement “that sets forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue or an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue.”The NIH memo was not sent to employees across the agency. And NIH has not received any guidance restricting the agency from issuing press releases or posting on social media, Myles says.Benjamin Corb, ASBMB’s director of public affairs in Rockville, Maryland, says it’s possible that the guidance is “a normal thing that happens in any transition period. But we want to make sure federally funded science agencies are able to carry out their mission without political interference.”One source close to NIH suggested the freeze on new policies is standard during a transition, but that Tabak’s email was poorly worded, setting off alarms among an already jittery NIH community. NIH issued an email to the NIH Institute and Center directors providing guidance from HHS on new or pending regulation, policy or guidance. The HHS guidance instructs HHS Operating Divisions to hold on publishing new rules or guidance in the Federal Register or other public forums and discussing them with public officials until the Administration has had an opportunity to review them. Is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) part of the clampdown by the 5-day-old Trump administration on communications at science agencies? That’s how some are reacting to White House directive telling NIH to halt correspondence with public officials and hold off on new policies. But some observers say the NIH directive is not unusual for a new administration.The worries were triggered by an email sent today by NIH Principal Deputy Director Larry Tabak to NIH’s 27 institute and center directors. It was first reported on the blog of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and states in part:last_img read more

Go, Nieto power Eagles to Finals

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout “I couldn’t allow our season to end like this,” said Nieto, after blowing a defensive cover that allowed Jasper Parker to give FEU a one-point lead late in the game. “We’ve been through so much, we worked so hard, we didn’t want our season to end.”And boy did the Eagles come close to their season’s end.Racking up 13 straight wins in the elimination round, Ateneo missed out on an outright Finals berth after Go bungled a point-black shot against La Salle in the stretch that could have sealed an elimination-round sweep.The 6-foot-8 center endured long nights of scrutiny and doubt after that shot. He completely redeemed himself with a basket much farther and with much more at stake.“For the three, I just have to thank Coach Tab (Baldwin) because he believed in me,” said Go, who finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Then Matt Nieto swooped in and completed the mission.The result? Another dose of the country’s fiercest basketball rivalry on college hoops’ grandest stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGo rescued Ateneo’s season with a clutch triple that forced overtime before Nieto racked up five straight crucial points that provided the needed buffer in an 88-84 victory over a hard-fighting Far Eastern University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena that gave the Blue Eagles the last UAAP Finals berth.The Eagles, who entered the Final Four as the No. 1 seed, will face defending champion and No. 2 seed La Salle in an expectedly mammoth best-of-three tussle for the crown. “He had more confidence in me than I had in myself. After the game, all I could say was thank you. His belief in me and my teammates and the coaching staff helped me make that shot.”Faced with a three-point deficit and the stunning prospect of an upset at the hands of the fourth-seeded Tamaraws, Go took a feed from Nieto and fired his triple over Richard Escoto to tie the game at 75 with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.And it wasn’t lost on the Ateneo bench just how huge that shot was, especially after Parker put FEU up by three with a pair of free throws.“That seemed like a lost game, but the players really stayed focused,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.After Arvin Tolentino bungled FEU’s final play in regulation—the ball slipped from his hands as he tried a drive-and-pull-up move against Go—the former Xavier star had one more key play left for Ateneo.Nieto put Ateneo up by five in overtime after swishing in a running jumper and a clutch three from the top of the key. Escoto trimmed the deficit to three, 85-82, with a mid-range jumper.Ateneo missed its next attempt, but Go collected the offensive rebound, fell to the ground, and banked in a short stab with a knee on the floor to seal the win.“The last shot, when I got the ball, I just put it up because it might get loose,” said Go. “What’s the worst that could happen [if I missed it]?”Looking sharper than the team that finished the elimination round with just seven wins, the Tamaraws stayed in the coattails of the Eagles, before unleashing an 18-5 blitz starting late in the third period to take a 65-59 advantage on Prince Orizu’s lay-up.Parker was a handful for the Eagles with the fleet-footed playmaker finishing with 19 points only to leave the game briefly in overtime due to cramps. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay But the FEU run exposed the Eagles’ vulnerabilities anew in the same way the Tamaraws toyed with them in an 80-67 win last Sunday that sent their Final Four matchup to a deciding game.The Eagles dug deep heading into crunchtime, slowly clawing their way back into the contest, behind Thirdy Ravena and Mike Nieto, before Go’s big triple bailed them out to force the first overtime game of the season.“We were ready to play a close game, and that’s what happened,” said Arespacochaga. “Of course, credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focused and stuck to the game plan. There were ups and downs but what a great game, and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game and we’re happy they got to experience that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After waiting for almost two weeks to get redemption, Ateneo center Isaac Go came through with the biggest shot of his career to buy the Blue Eagles an extra five minutes to get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT Cignal HD dedicates game vs Sta. Lucia to injured leader MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Lionel Messi ends 12-year wait vs Chelsea: ‘He’s not just any player, he’s the best’

first_imgBarcelona’s Lionel Messi had to wait 12 years and endure a goal drought of eight games against Chelsea but he finally broke his duck in Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League last 16, first leg draw.The last time Barca played Chelsea, in a semi-final in 2012, Messi whacked a penalty against the bar which allowed the London side to claw their way back to an unlikely win at the Camp Nou.The diminutive Argentine atoned on Tuesday, giving Barcelona a precious away goal as he strode on to a pass from Andres Iniesta in the 75th minute and calmly side-footed the ball home to cancel out Willian’s opener for Chelsea 13 minutes earlier.”For us he is the best player in the world. He’s not just any player,” Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic said of Messi, who has now scored 98 Champions League goals compared to his Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s 116 in the competition.”We have a lot of faith in him. We know that what we need to do is free him up as much as possible. And it’s not easy for him, he gets so little space, it’s hard for him.”Tuesday’s Champions League encounter was the ninth time that Messi had faced Chelsea, a run of games stretching back to 2006 when the sides met in the competition’s group stages.That kicked off a series of often epic encounters between the teams in the following six years.Yet even during the 2011/12 season, when Messi scored 73 goals for Barcelona, he failed to find the net in the two games he played against the Londoners.advertisementDespite his record against Chelsea, and the approach of his 31st birthday in June, he looked like Barcelona’s most likely route to goal on Tuesday, finding space in Chelsea’s otherwise disciplined defence and linking up dangerously with Iniesta on several occasions before the pair worked the equaliser.”We see that so often from him, either with his scoring or his passing for goals,” Barca defender Samuel Umtiti told reporters. “In the big matches he makes his mark.”(Source: Reuters)last_img read more

OnePlus 6 may be priced around Rs 34,000 in India, launch expected by April end

first_imgIt is expected that the OnePlus 6 will launch in a couple of weeks. Ahead of the launch, the pricing details of the OnePlus 6 have been leaked online. Interestingly, the new report from GizmoChina that reveals the pricing details of the OnePlus 6 also confirms that the smartphone will come in three variants with the base model coming with 64GB storage. This will be followed by 128GB and 256GB internal storage models.As for the pricing is concerned, the OnePlus 6 is said to launch at a starting price of $523, which translates to approximately Rs 34,000 for the 64GB model. Of course, this is a direct dollar to Rs conversion. The OnePlus 6 price in India will most likely be slightly different. But how different is something we will get to know only during the launch. It is expected that it will cost slightly more than Rs 32,999 that is the current price of the OnePlus 5T.Leaks suggest that the OnePlus 6 with 64GB internal storage will come with a price tag of $523. The 128GB storage of the OnePlus 6 is expected to be priced $602, which is roughly around Rs 39,000. The high-end model of the OnePlus 6, which is the 256GB internal storage, will cost around $697 which is roughly around RS 45,000.Earlier reports had revealed that OnePlus 6 will be slightly expensive compared to the OnePlus 5T. The new report seems to confirm the same. The price rise is because the OnePlus 6 will come with improved hardware and software set up and will also have an improved display and will likely sport much better cameras on the rear as well as the front compared to the OnePlus 5T.advertisementTo recollect, OnePlus 5T was launched at the same price as the OnePlus 5 last year, which left a lot of OnePlus 5 users disappointed. OnePlus 5T was launched at a starting price of Rs 32,999 for the 6GB model. The 8GB RAM with 128GB storage sells at Rs 37,999. The OnePlus 6 is likely to be more expensive than the 5T for all its variants, but not by much.Another reason for the price increase with the OnePlus 6 could be because of the iPhone X-like notch design that OnePlus will bring with this phone. This is for the first time that the pricing details of the OnePlus 6 have been leaked.While the price of the OnePlus 6 could be on the higher side compared to the earlier OnePlus phones, it will still be cheaper than other top phones. The OnePlus 6 will be definitely cheaper than almost all other flagship phones. It will be cheaper than the Galaxy S9, or the likes of the iPhone 9 and the Pixel 3 that may come to India in the forthcoming months.In addition to pricing details, an official back cover of the OnePlus 6 has also surfaced online highlighting the rear panel design details of the device. The leaked case of the phone re-confirms the earlier rumours. The case shows that the OnePlus 6 will come packed with vertically placed dual cameras, following which will be the LED flash and the fingerprint sensor. The leaked case of the OnePlus 6 doesn’t reveal any further details of the upcoming OnePlus 6.The report, alongside revealing the price of the phone and the rear panel design also provides a tentative launch timeline of the OnePlus 6. It reveals the OnePlus 6 may launch is a couple of weeks or so from now, to be specific, most likely by end of April. OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau earlier confirmed the next OnePlus flagship will launch in Q2 2018. Hence, we can most likely expect the OnePlus 6 to launch in May or early June in India, with May looking like a stronger possibility.last_img read more

Zidane: My Madrid contract means nothing

first_imgReal Madrid Zidane admits his contract ‘means nothing’ after disappointing draw Jamie Smith 07:56 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, 17/18 Getty Images Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Numancia Numancia Copa del Rey After seeing his side fail to beat second-tier Numancia at home in the Copa del Rey, the manager admitted that he is vulnerable Zinedine Zidane accepted his Real Madrid contract “means nothing” as his side’s troubles continued with a 2-2 home draw against second-tier Numancia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.Madrid progressed 5-2 on aggregate thanks to their 3-0 first-leg win, but that victory remains the only success in their last four matches.Numancia striker Guillermo started on the bench but came on as a first-half substitute to score a pair of equalisers and cancel out two Lucas Vazquez strikes as Zidane’s men stumbled again. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid were also held at home by lower-tier opposition in the last round, Fuenlabrada having taken advantage of Zidane’s under-strength selection by claiming a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.And with Madrid a gigantic 16 points adrift of Barcelona in La Liga, having been held at Celta Vigo on Sunday and after last month’s 3-0 thumping at home to their Clasico rivals, Zidane acknowledged his position has weakened.”I just go game to game, year to year,” said Zidane, who agreed a new Madrid deal in September. “I cannot think two or three years down the line, as I know how it is here, even having a contract, which means nothing.”It is not easy for the players who play less. We played a good game. We maybe lacked a bit of gas at the end.”Two goals from @Lucasvazquez91 helped us progress to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Check out some of the best photos of the night… #RMCopa | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/VmN40ncOi1 — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 10, 2018 Vazquez’s first double in 109 appearances for the club was a rare bright spark in another game where Madrid lacked cohesion, purpose and energy.But Zidane, who made 10 changes from the 2-2 draw in Vigo when they gave up another lead, claimed to be satisfied with the performance of his young team, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric among the stars left out.”I am happy with what the players did,” Zidane added.”The pity is the goal before half-time, and also a goal at the end. But apart from that we had a good game, and they did what they had to do.”For me, we are recovering things and we will [recover] with my players and staying relaxed, without problems. “All the questions, things you think about bad play or whatever, it could be. But we are convinced we will move forward. “I am happy with those who played. I am satisfied across the two games, and the players are too.”Madrid return to the pitch with a league match against Valencia on Saturday.last_img read more

R Ashwin, KL Rahul join Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Caribbean cruise

first_imgR Ashwin, KL Rahul join Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Caribbean cruiseIndia’s Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was seen having some time away from the game along with skipper Virat Kohli, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and other India teammates after the visitors clinched a record win in the opening Test against the West Indies.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 27, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 11:28 IST KL Rahul also shared the same picture with a different caption. (Twitter: KL Rahul)HIGHLIGHTSRavichandran Ashwin took to Instagram to share a picture with his India teammatesIndia beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match serieVirat Kohli has now become the joint-most successful Test captain along with MS DhoniTeam India players Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul went alongside skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on a cruise on the high sea around the Caribbean Islands after India’s dominating win over West Indies in the 1st Test.R. Ashwin, who was dropped from India’s playing XI for the 1st Test, took to Instagram to share a picture which he captioned Seaside+sunset+good company.Rahul, who was able to score 82 runs in the match, also shared the same picture with a caption: Endless blues.India beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in style. It was also India’s fourth-biggest win (in terms of runs) in Test cricket overall. This win also made Virat Kohli the joint-most successful Test captain along with MS Dhoni as it was his 27th as skipper in the longest format of the game.Windies were bowled out for 100 in the final innings of the Antigua Test which is also their lowest total against India in the longest format. Their previous lowest total against India was 103 in Kingston in 2006.India rode on Jasprit Bumrah’s fourth 5-wicket haul in Test cricket to bundle out the Windies in the final session on Day 4. Ishant Sharma bagged three wickets and Mohammed Shami accounted for two wickets.advertisementEarlier, India declared their second innings at 343 for 7 with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari top-scoring for the visitors.Rahane scored 102 off 242 balls while Vihari made 93 off 128 balls with the duo stitching a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take the game away from the hosts.Also Read | Watch: Krunal Pandya plays tennis-ball cricket at home with his fatherAlso Read | Shane Warne hits out at former England cricketer over Matt Prior’s Ashes jibe at AustraliaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow KL RahulFollow Virat KohliFollow Ravichandran Ashwin Nextlast_img read more

Navy issues EOI for building 6 submarines worth Rs 45k cr

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Navy has issued an Expression of Interest for shortlisting potential strategic partners for the construction of six P-75 (I) submarines, a major initiative under the ‘Make In India’ costing nearly Rs 45,000 crore, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.This is the second project being undertaken under the latest Strategic Partnership (SP) Model, with the first being the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH). This would provide a major boost to the indigenous design and construction capability of submarines in India, in addition to bringing in the latest submarine design and technologies as part of the project, the Navy said. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana”As a major initiative towards ‘Make in India’, the government immediately on taking over has issued the Expression of Interest(s) for shortlisting of potential Indian Strategic Partners (SPs) for “Construction of six Conventional Submarines” for P-75(I) Project of the Indian Navy on June 20,” it said. The case was approved by the Defence Acquisition Council on January 31. The Expression of Interest (EoI) for shortlisting of Indian Strategic Partners has been uploaded on Ministry of Defence and Indian Navy websites. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahThe EoI for shortlisting of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will be issued in two weeks, the Navy said. The SPs in collaboration with OEMs have been mandated to set up dedicated manufacturing lines for these submarines in India with an aim to make India the global hub for submarine design and production. “All six submarines under this project will be built in India by the selected Indian Strategic Partner in collaboration with the selected OEM. In addition, the Indian Navy would have the option to manufacture six more submarines under the project,” the Defence Ministry said. The project would not only aid in boosting the core submarine and the ship building industry but would also greatly enhance manufacturing, industrial sector, especially the medium, small and micro enterprises, by development of an industrial eco-system for manufacture of associated spares, systems, equipment related to submarines. The potential SPs are expected to respond to the EoI within two months. “The Indian companies would be shortlisted based on their capability for integration of system of systems, expertise in shipbuilding domain and the financial strength. The OEMs would be shortlisted primarily based on their submarine design meeting the Indian Navy’s Qualitative Requirements and qualifying the Transfer of Technology and Indigenous Content (IC) criteria,” the Defence Ministry said. “This will be an important step towards meeting broader national objectives, encouraging self reliance and aligning the defence sector with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government,” it added.last_img read more

Woman sues ex for half of 6 million lottery win after he

first_imgAn Ontario woman is suing her former common-law partner for allegedly denying that the couple had won $6 million in a provincial lottery before claiming the full prize for himself.Denise Robertson’s lawsuit against Maurice Thibeault and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation alleges the winning ticket was purchased with the understanding that any winnings would be split between the two parties.Robertson’s statement of claim alleges Thibeault kept up a long-standing tradition and purchased a ticket for the Sept. 20, 2017 draw, but later denied that it was a winner.Days later, she alleges he packed up his belongings, left their home and tried to redeem the winning ticket. The OLG has since paid Thibeault half the prize while the rest remains in legal limbo.Robertson’s suit accuses Thibeault of breach of trust and unjust enrichment and seeks the roughly $3 million that would represent half the winnings from the lottery ticket, plus an additional half a million dollars in aggravated damages. She is asking that a jury hear her civil suit.Representatives of OLG declined to offer specific comment on the suit, but Thibeault’s lawyer Richard Pollock said his client denies there was ever an agreement in place with his former partner.Pollock said Thibeault has readily complied with an OLG investigation into the matter and criticized Robertson for not taking part in an agency arbitration process to resolve the dispute.“There’s a statement of claim, and there is the truth,” Pollock said in a telephone interview. “And the truth is that my client has participated with the OLG investigation in every respect, including offering to take a polygraph examination.”Pollock added that Thibeault had gone through with the polygraph and passed “with flying colours.”Robertson’s lawyer Steven Pickard said his client decided to pursue a lawsuit in lieu of the arbitration process, arguing a court procedure would give both parties a better opportunity for a full investigation and fair hearing.“The jury is critical in this,” Pickard said. “I think this is a case where the public and the community needs to weigh in and say what they think is appropriate and what’s acceptable in society.”Robertson’s statement of claim alleges that she and Thibeault regularly bought lottery tickets together throughout their nearly two-year-long common-law relationship, with both members of the couple purchasing or paying for the tickets at different times.The statement said both Robertson and Thibeault loved muscle cars and dreamed of purchasing a vehicle each, a piece of large country property near their home in Chatham, Ont., and a shop in which they could indulge their shared hobby. The statement of claim said both parties had an understanding that they would split any winnings that came from their lotto purchases.On Sept. 20, 2017, the OLG announced that a $12 million prize was to be split between two tickets — one purchased in Quebec, the other in Chatham.The statement of claim said Robertson texted Thibeault urging him to check whether their ticket was among the winners. He agreed to do so, but later told both Robertson and some of their mutual friends that they had not won anything, the statement alleges.Three days later, Robertson said Thibeault told her he was driving to London, Ont., for a granite installation job. When Robertson got home from work, however, the statement of claim alleged she found he had packed up his belongings and left their home.“When Denise looks back, she recalls that he did approximately 15 loads of laundry of all his clothes the night prior, and didn’t put them into the drawers and closets, as if they was preparing to pack up and leave,” the document said.Later that week, Robertson alleges she got word from a mutual friend that Thibeault had sent a text to his boss announcing the end of his relationship, giving in his notice and displaying a picture of the winning ticket.Robertson sought an injunction preventing the OLG from paying out the full amount. In January, the corporation paid Thibeault half of the $6 million prize, since that sum was not in question.OLG said it intended to pay the remaining money “into court,” but said it could not offer further comment.last_img read more

Keeseekoose First Nation elders spark RCMP investigation into band council

first_imgKenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsThe RCMP has confirmed to APTN National News that it has launched an investigation on Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan after two elders came forward providing a stack of financial documents.The investigation is in the early stages said Sgt. Rob Laurent of the RCMP’s Yorkton detachment.“We do have an investigation that is ongoing,” said Laurent.Laurent confirmed the investigation is based on complaints made from elders and the documents they provided.Elders Frances Musqua, 70, and Seraphine Straightnose, 71, met with Laurent Aug. 21 and provided him with over 150 pages of financial documents, including receipts and records of large cheques connected the band’s co-manager Edwin Chalupiak and his Regina-based companies Dynamic Management Solutions and Chalupiak and Associates, as well as the band’s director of operations Chris Lafontaine.Chalupiak and Lafontaine have refused to answer questions from APTN citing confidentiality but Chalupiak said the council has launched its own investigation into how “confidential” documents were leaked from the band office.He claimed to have spoken to Laurent and copied the officer on an email to APTN.“He also indicated to me that neither (Dynamic) Management Solutions Inc. or Chalupiak & Associates is under investigation,” wrote Chalupiak. “Any reference to the investigation involving these entities will be misleading, and these entities will suffer damages due to the reporting of incorrect information.”APTN tried to confirm Chalupiak’s comments with Laurent but he didn’t respond to a message left at his office or an email. He also didn’t respond to Chalupiak’s email.Straightnose said she called Laurent and told APTN the officer confirmed he spoke to Chalupiak but it’s against RCMP policy to confirm who is, or not, a subject of an investigation.Straightnose first went to the RCMP after she learned the band’s director of operations had cut two large cheques while the band membership was celebrating Treaty Days on May 17-18, where each member gets a symbolic $5.The one cheque was for $124,944 and the other $50,000 according to documents provided to APTN.There are records of other large cheques and receipts for band membership assistance and housing repairs included in the RCMP documents.“Somebody said they were making cheques on Treaty Day. That’s what really upset me,” Straightnose told APTN, as to why she went to the RCMP.Laurent said because of the large volume of documents the RCMP intends to ask Indigenous Affairs to launch a financial review of the band to assist the investigation.“That is going to be one of the avenues of the investigation we’re going at. It’s just I haven’t gotten to that part, yet,” he said.Keeseekoose First Nation is nearly 300 kilometres northeast of Regina and about 700 people live on reserve according to Indigenous Affairs.The complaint to the RCMP was the boiling point of frustration brewing in the months prior over Chalupiak and Lafontaine.Chalupiak was brought on to be the band’s co-manager, or recipient-appointed advisor, on Nov. 1, 2015 as INAC found the band to be in default of its finances. A contract was signed with Chalupiak’s company Dynamic Management Solutions which gave the company primary authority over finances.The deal provided Dynamic $10,000 a month, plus expenses.In a separate contract, Lafontaine is paid approximately $15,000 a month.Soon after the band council signed the contract with Dynamic, seven members of council told APTN their wages were scaled back and in the summer of 2016, the council of 12 was effectively laid off by Chalupiak for several months, while Chief Lyndon Musqua continued to be paid.By the fall of 2016, Musqua and several councillors wanted Chalupiak and Lafontaine gone according to recordings of meetings provided to APTN, along with interviews with several of the councillors and Musqua. But on April 24, 2017, seven councillors agreed to extend Chalupiak and Lafontaine’s contracts in band council resolutions (BCRs) signed by the councillors in Chalupiak’s Regina office.Musqua was not present at the meeting and claims the meeting was illegal because the band’s custom election act stipulates all meetings have to be called by the chief.Musqua was able to have those BCRs rescinded in May, which was when Lafontaine had the large cheques made out at the band office during Treaty Days.The description on the cheques, according to documents from the band office, said the one for $50,000 was for breaching Lafontaine’s contract, and the other paid out Lafontaine’s salary for the year in advance.Musqua said he tried to determine if the cheques were cashed and called the Bank of Montreal to find out.However, staff at the bank said they weren’t authorized to give the chief any information and could only speak to Dynamic.This all played out during a council meeting on June 20 with Chalupiak and Lafontaine in attendance. The meeting was audio recorded and provided to APTN.“I still got no clarity if the cheques going around were cashed or not,” says Musqua during the meeting. “I asked if they were cashed. Show us.”Later in the meeting, Chalupiak says the cheques were voided, while Lafontaine says the cheques were made as a “lesson” of the consequences the band would face if they breached his contract.“The simple fact they were made – the intent was there – is disturbing enough,” Musqua says. “That’s what upsets me.”The next month, Chalupiak’s contract was renewed for another year by nine councillors.Then Straightnose went to the RCMP with the support of Musqua.“I am not going to back down. I’m not,” she said.Contact Kenneth here: kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

Sirisena telephones Modi in damage control attempt

He mentioned that the “mischievous and malafide reports” were utterly baseless and false, and seemed intended to create misunderstanding between the two leaders as well as damage the cordial relations between the two friendly neighbours. The President apprised the Indian Prime Minister of the urgent steps taken by him personally and the Government of Sri Lanka to publicly reject these reports. In this context, he also recalled his meeting with the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka today morning. The President also stated that he regards the Prime Minister as a true friend of Sri Lanka, as also a close personal friend.He stressed that he greatly valued the mutually beneficial ties between India and Sri Lanka, and remained steadfast to work with the Prime Minister for futher strengtheing them. President Maithripala Sirisena telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in what was seen as a damage control attempt after a media report stated that Sirisena had accused RAW of being involved in a plot to kill him.Modi’s office said that the President of Sri Lanka stated that he categorically rejected the reports in sections of the media about him alluding to the involvement of India in any manner whatsoever in an alleged plot to assassinate the President and a former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister appreciated the prompt steps taken by the President and his Government to firmly refute the malicious reports by publicly clarifying the matters.He also reiterated India’s emphasis on ‘neighbourhood first’ policy and the priority the Government of India and he personally attach to developing even stronger all-round cooperation between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette) read more

General Assembly opens weeklong debate on fighting international terrorism

Numerous participants in today’s debate advocated adherence to existing UN anti-terrorism treaties as well as the elaboration of new legal instruments to fight the menace. There was also broad support among the more than 20 speakers for the recently adopted Security Council resolution which lays out wide-ranging strategies to combat international terrorism. In addition, several participants put forward new proposals for galvanizing worldwide action in this effort. In opening the debate General Assembly President Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea said the fight against terrorism transcended cultural and religious differences. “We must never forget that terrorism is not a weapon yielded by one civilization against another, but rather an instrument of destruction through which small bands of criminals seek to undermine civilization itself,” he said. United States Ambassador John D. Negroponte said the struggle against terrorism would be lengthy and its progress would be erratic. “Already we see heartening results through effective law enforcement around the world, but this war won’t be over until we shatter the global terrorists’ ability to share information, techniques, personnel, money, and weapons,” he said. “And as we dismantle the terrorists’ ability to leverage their resources by cross-border subterfuge, we must also shut down their activities in each and every Member State.” He added that the US did not feel alone in this effort. “In this great house of nations, we have many friends.” Speaking on behalf of the European Union (EU), Jean de Ruyt of Belgium said the EU would step up action against terrorism through a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach. Stopping the flow of funds for terrorism was a decisive aspect of the European policy, he said, pledging the EU’s full support for all measures to combat any financing of terrorist activities. For his part, South African Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo said his country would cooperate with all efforts to apprehend those responsible for the 11 September attacks and bring them to justice. “To the extent that the current investigations into these acts of terror may require concrete intelligence information that South Africa may have at its disposal, our security agencies will continue to co-operate with their US counterparts,” he said. Costa Rican Ambassador Bernd Niehaus stressed that the fight against terrorism must not oppress religious or ethnic minorities. “The war against terrorism does not justify the use of totalitarian methods nor does it legitimize the existence of dictatorial regimes,” he said. “On the contrary, the fight against this scourge must follow closely principles of human rights.” Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Ambassador of Egypt, said using Islam to justify crimes against innocent people was “a cause for deep sorrow.” He also reiterated a proposal by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to convene an international conference on terrorism, emphasizing that this would be a great contribution to combating the scourge and calling on the Assembly to adopt a resolution setting in motion preparations for the event.Mongolia’s representative, Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, stressed that his country’s participation in international conventions against terrorism was based on its firm belief that international terrorism affected all and that all States, including those not directly affected, could make a difference. Terrorists could pursue their aims in or through small and weaker States, seeing in them the ‘weak link’ in opposing or fighting terrorism, he noted. The discussion of terrorism, moved up from a later date because of the urgency of the issue, was convened at a time when the Assembly should have been holding its annual high-level debate. That debate, which annually attracts national leaders from around the world, was postponed because it would have been a drain on New York City’s security services at a time when they were already stretched while coping with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. read more

Multilateralism needed to confront global ills Annan says

“It is too easy to proclaim the virtues of multilateralism in principle, only to go your own way whenever a decision has to be taken that directly affects your citizens’ security, or the interests of a well-organized domestic lobby,” the Secretary-General said at a roundtable discussion held at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales de Sciences Politiques.Mr. Annan noted that there are some areas, such as international peace and security, where universal laws do need to be directly enforced by global action, but for multilateralism to work, it must be applied consistently, he added.Earlier Monday, the Secretary-General met with President Jacques Chirac of France and Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin. In addition to discussing the return this week of UN weapons inspectors to Iraq, they spoke for over an hour on the situation in the Middle East, and African issues ranging from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Burundi and Côte d’Ivoire, according to a UN spokesman.The Secretary-General also briefed the President on the situation in Colombia as well as his recent talks with the Presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon concerning their dispute over the Bakassi peninsula.During a luncheon which followed, their talks continued touching on Cyprus, Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, next year’s Franco-African Summit, the Global Compact and Georgia, the spokesman said.Asked afterwards by reporters about a letter sent over the weekend by Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri, the Secretary-General said the correspondence raised a number of legal objections, which would be up to the Security Council to decide. [The letter was distributed to Council members this morning in New York.]Mr. Annan also stressed that the Iraqi Government must fully cooperate with UN weapons inspectors. “This is the only way to avoid a military conflict in the region,” he said. The Secretary-General then went on to meet French Defence Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie, who talked about France’s contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, as well as about Iraq, Afghanistan and the Secretary-General’s visit last week to the Balkans. read more

UN refugee agency calls on Syria not to extradite Iranian Arab refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “is increasingly concerned about the fate of several Ahwazi (Iranian Arab) refugees recognized by our office in Damascus,” spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva, citing the recent arrest of seven Ahwazis. Six of these are recognized by UNHCR as refugees under the 1951 Refugee Convention and one is a former refugee recently naturalized by the Netherlands. The Agency immediately raised its concerns at the highest levels, stressing that the recognised refugees should immediately be released. As a result, three have been freed but four remain in detention. “UNHCR is particularly concerned about the fate of these Ahwazis, as the Syrian authorities recently deported to Iran an Arab-Iranian Ahwazi who was recognised as a mandate refugee by UNHCR Damascus at the end of 2005 and who had been accepted for resettlement in Norway,” Mr. Redmond said. According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, the extradition was requested by the Iranian authorities. “Extradition does not mean that a refugee or asylum seeker loses his or her international protection status. We therefore strongly appeal to both Syrian and Iranian authorities to allow the refugee to depart to Norway as scheduled,” Mr. Redmond added. Ahwazi refugees came to Iraq and Syria during various periods. Recent human rights reports have expressed concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in Al-Ahwaz (Khuzestan) in Iran, home to nearly 2 million Iranians of Arab descent. Individuals promoting rights of the Arab people in the Ahwaz region have reportedly been targeted, and access to the region has been denied to foreign and local journalists, Mr. Redmond said. “UNHCR strongly appeals to Syria to abide by its obligations under international law and to ensure that the principle of non-refoulement is recognised,” he added. “The principle of non-refoulement prohibits states from returning refugees or asylum seekers to territories where there is a risk that their lives or freedom would be threatened on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” read more

TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference a way for all people

“This is an opportunity for people from across the globe, regardless of their nationality or circumstances, to be part of the most important discussion of this century; the unprecedented action needed to reach the Paris Agreement targets,” said Sir David Attenborough.“I encourage everyone to take their seats and to add their voice so that the People’s Address truly represents a mix of voices from across the world,” he added.The ‘People’s Seat’ initiative, launched by the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), calls for inputs for the address to be delivered during the opening plenary session of the COP24, by Mr. Attenborough, on 3 December. Everyone and anyone who wants to add their message to voice the urgent need for action, can do so by using the hashtag #TakeYourSeat on Twitter. Michal Kurtyka, Secretary of State of Poland and incoming COP24 President, hailed the initiative, stressing that the conference wants to encourage “openness, listening and the full participation of civil society in global efforts to tackle climate change.”The call for global advocacy comes weeks after the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report showing how urgent and possible it still is to limit global warming to 1.5°C from pre-industrial levels. The report warned that if no action is taken, the world is headed towards a warming of over 3°C.The aim of the COP 24 is to agree on a collective implementation plan for the 2015 Paris Agreement, and raise ambitions to achieve its goals.The People’s Address will also trigger the launch of another initiative to engage global citizens: the ‘ActNow’ Bot via the United Nations’ Facebook Messenger account, recommending everyday actions – like taking public transport and eating less meat – and tracking the number of actions taken to highlight the impact that collective action can make on such a critical issue. read more

Former Buckeye wrestler adjusting to life as a coach

Ohio State alumnus and wrestling Big Ten Champion Lance Palmer followed his dreams and is now training for Mixed Martial Arts while coaching wrestling at Virginia Tech. This fall, Palmer heard there was a coaching position open for Virginia Tech’s wrestling team and traveled to the university the next day. Tony Robie, associate head coach for wrestling at Virginia Tech, said Palmer met the criteria the team was looking for. “Lance’s wrestling credentials speak for themselves,” Robie said. “He had a lot of success at the Division I level.” Although 23-year-old Palmer doesn’t have extensive experience in recruiting or administration, his biggest strength is his age, Robie said. “He is good at teaching our guys wrestling, getting on the mats, the physical part,” Robie said. Since he was in high school, Palmer knew he was interested in coaching. “Being in a coaching position has a lot to offer with experience and helping others achieve their goals,” he said. Aside from coaching, Palmer has also gotten involved with MMA since he graduated. He works out two to three times a day by practicing jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, sparring and other MMA training. He usually takes Saturday and Sunday off to travel with his team. “When we’re not doing wrestling, he is training,” said Kevin Dresser, head coach of the Virginia Tech wrestling team. “He is doing his mixed martial arts thing and staying sharp in the arena.” He said coaching and practicing with college wrestlers helps him train for his fights. “I see myself with a 3-0 in the MMA and helping out at VT,” Palmer said. “I can get the best of both worlds at the same time.” Robie said many successful MMA fighters have similar backgrounds to Palmer. He feels Palmer has a good shot as a fighter. “The sky is the limit,” Robie said. “He is a competitive and tough guy.” Palmer gives credit to his family members. He said they helped him get started with wrestling at a young age and pushed him to earn a full scholarship to OSU. “They have supported every decision I’ve made,” Palmer said. “A strong family base is the key to the success I’ve had so far.” read more

Revealed Labour MP faced criminal charges over election expenses but it was

first_imgIn a statement this week, the CPS announced that Tory politicians would not be facing charges in a move that dominated the day’s news bulletins. However it made no mention of the fact that a former Labour MP and their electoral agent had also been cleared.  A former Labour MP was facing criminal charges over election expenses at the same time as Tory politicians but it was never made public, The Telegraph can reveal. The Crown Prosecution Service was handed police files on the Labour politician and their electoral agent earlier this year. This week the CPS decided not to bring charges but – unlike Tory politicians in a similar situation –  made no public comment about the case. The revelation has triggered fresh claims that the election watchdog unfairly targeted Tory politicians and was not “politically neutral”. However sources at the Electoral Commission last night said the specific issue was a police matter and it was up to them to decide whether to go public. The so-called “Tory expenses scandal” refers to whether spending during the 2015 general election – especially on campaign buses – was counted as local or national. Candidates have a strict limit on how much they can spend on trying to get into Parliament which is distinct the amount parties can invest on campaigning nationwide. Theresa May has faced questions from critics, including SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, as to whether she called an early election to distract from the row. This newspaper has learned that while the CPS was considering charges for more than a dozen former Tory MPs, they were also looking into the case of a former Labour MP. It is understood the case referred to the same issue – whether any laws were broken by counting local spending as a national expense – although it is thought not to involve a campaign bus.  Sources at the CPS said that the case was not already in the public domain and therefore it would not have been appropriate to issue a statement. Karl McCartney, the Tory candidate who had been investigated but was told no charges would be brought this week, criticised the handling of the case. He said: “It is shocking to now learn that a Labour MP was being investigated over election expenses from the 2015 general election but that this fact was never made public by either the Electoral Commission nor CPS.”A CPS spokesperson said: “We received a file from police in respect of an allegation relating to expenses incurred by a candidate during the 2015 General Election campaign.“We have now considered the file and concluded there is insufficient evidence for any criminal charges to be brought.”END 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

46 would like their employer to provide financial education

first_imgJust under half (46%) of respondents would like their employer to offer financial education support, according to research by Equiniti.Its survey of 6,700 savers and investors from Equiniti’s client base, also found that 49% of respondents feel that their employer does not do enough to support informed financial decisions on savings and investments.The research also found:50% of respondents first acquired shares through a workplace share scheme.58% of respondents do not save or invest as much as they would like to.19% of respondents cite uncertainty about what steps to take next as the reason for not saving or investing as much as they would like to.Phil Ainsley (pictured), managing director of employee services at Equiniti, said: “Of the people we surveyed, many of them got into investing through their employer when they joined a [workplace] share plan.“It shows that these schemes are a valuable gateway to saving and creating wealth for the longer term for many employees and, coming from the same source as their salary and pension, it’s unsurprising they look to their employer for further guidance.”last_img read more

At 2019 Golden Globes Amazon doesnt have the prime night it hoped

first_imgRachel Brosnahan won a Golden Globe Sunday for her starring role in the Amazon Prime show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but the show didn’t follow its Emmy win for best comedy series.  Nicole Rivelli Amazon didn’t have quite the prime night it had hoped for at Sunday’s 76th Golden Globes Awards, but the streaming content provider didn’t go home empty-handed either.Amazon Prime streaming shows got nominated for three biggies — best drama series, best comedy series and best limited series — for Homecoming, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and A Very English Scandal, respectively. As Gold Derby noted, Amazon stood a chance of being the first TV network since 2001 to win all three of those awards at one Golden Globes awards show. That last happened when HBO took home trophies for Six Feet Under, Sex and the City and Band of Brothers in the same night.  HomecomingAmazon Prime thriller Homecoming didn’t take home the Golden Globe for best drama series. Jennifer Clasen/Amazon Prime Video Instead, Amazon lost in all three categories. FX thriller The Americans beat out Homecoming for best drama series, and another FX offering, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, won over A Very English Scandal. The winning drama about Andrew Cunanan’s killing spree will stream on Netflix starting Jan. 17.While The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won a Golden Globe for best comedy last year, this year’s award went to another streaming giant, Netflix, for The Kominsky Method, which also beat out Barry, The Good Place and Kidding. The Kominsky Method tracks acting coach Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas, who nabbed an acting statue) and best friend Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin) as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older. Douglas dedicated his award to his 102-year-old dad Kirk Douglas and more generally, to the alta cockers, Yiddish for old folks. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which follows a housewife turned stand-up comic in the ’50s, did take home a major honor from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Rachel Brosnahan won for best actress in a comedy, though Alex Borstein, who plays Mrs. Maisel’s marvelous manager, lost to Patricia Clarkson’s controlling mother in Sharp Objects. Netflix saw Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden win the Golden Globe for best TV drama actor for the his role in the BBC drama Bodyguard, distributed by Netflix outside the UK.Netflix is also the distributor for Roma, which won for best foreign language film and for best director for Alfonso Cuarón.Streaming giants won big at the Emmy Awards last fall, with Amazon Prime Studios and Netflix taking home 12 of the night’s 26 awards. Both services have more than 100 million people with access to their respective subscription video offerings.It wasn’t a super night for superheroes, however. While Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse won for best animated feature film, Black Panther failed to win either the best drama or best score award.We’ve reached out to both Amazon and Netflix for comment on tonight’s results. For much more on all the show visit our sister site TV Guide. CNET writer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper contributed to this report. Share your voice That totally relatable feeling when you win two consecutive #GoldenGlobes and your dress matches your award. @RachelBros @MaiselTV pic.twitter.com/0Zdnqvp8gz— Amazon Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) January 7, 2019 Beautiful Roma sparked my own childhood memories Julia Roberts thriller Homecoming leaves burning questions Sharp Objects shows more mysteries deserve to be on HBO Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse weaves web of sheer joy Bohemian Rhapsody movie review: A killer Queen biopic TV and Movies Digital Media In another Amazon victory, however, A Very English Scandal star Ben Whishaw won for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or movie picture made for television. A Very English Scandal tells the story of Jeremy Thorpe, a member of British parliament who was tried and later acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott. Tags Post a comment 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Target Amazon Prime Amazon Netflix Best Netflix series: There’s no shortage of original Netflix series to binge. Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. 0 50 Photos More on the Golden Globe winnerslast_img read more

Even More Kelloggs Cereal Gets ReBorn as Craft Beer

first_imgStay on target Kellogg’s has extended their partnership with the U.K.’s Seven Bro7hers Brewery. What started last year with a single beer has expanded into a trio of beers — all made with rejected cereal.In December we told you about the Brewery’s Throw Away IPA. The recipe (formulated with help from Brew Dog) for the unique milkshake IPA utilized Corn Flakes that were rejected for being too large, too small or overcooked.Heres a little sneak peek at our @KelloggsUK brew! Find it at @BoothsCountry stores and https://t.co/B3R5QYORtd#Sustainability pic.twitter.com/mgSivLLyNz— SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWERY (@SEVENBRO7HERS) June 14, 2019Clearly it was rell-received, because Seven Bro7hers and Kellogg’s are teaming up again. This time around Kellogg’s shipped over a generous supply of Cocoa Krispies and Rice Krispies that didn’t make the grade.Logically enough, the Cocoa Krispies (Coco Pops in some countries) found their way into a nice chocolate stout. The Rice Krispies were crafted into a double dry-hopped pale ale. Both of the new brews pack 5.5% ABV.Though Sling It Out Stout and Cast Off Pale Ale are made with discarded cereal, there’s a difference. In the recipe for Throw Away IPA, the Corn Flakes replaced some of the wheat that would’ve ordinarily been used. The Cocoa Puffs in the stout and Rice Krispies in the Pale Ale replaced malted barley. Another new twist is that beer drinkers can pick up all three of the Seven Bro7hers beers in a single pack. They’re offering a mixer with four of each of their Kellogg’s-infused creations.The company says they’re “always looking for innovative ways to use surplus food,” adding that the collaboration with Seven Bro7hers “is a fun way to repurpose non-packaged, less-than-perfect cereal.”Kellogg’s says their aim is always to convert every ounce of grain purchased into food that can be sold in stores. There will always be slightly imperfect flakes and pops, of course… so it’s cool to see the company embracing sustainability with projects like these.More on Geek.com:Butterflies Inspired and Helped Brew This Craft BeerBakery and a Brewery Turned Surplus Bagels Into BeerDogfish Head Unveils Beer That Can Develop Kodak Super 8 Filmcenter_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticButterflies Inspired and Helped Brew This Craft Beer last_img read more

Soulmate Bringing together maestros and promising artists

first_imgTwenty art maestros are coming up to present a plethora of artwork at a group exhibition titled ‘Soulmate’. Curated by Renu Khera, Director of National Institute of Fine Arts, the show illustrating art as the reflection of the soul, will be held from June 1 – 4 at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi.The exhibition puts forth the various facets of Indian mythology, religious thoughts, vintage theme, culture, life and nature. An amalgamation of artworks by the artists of Indian origin from across the world, the exhibition features names like Sujata Bajaj, Niladri Paul Bratin Khan, Arpan Bhowmik, G Subramanian, Swati Pasari Also Read – Add new books to your shelfand Sandeep Chhatraband among others.The event will also bring together promising upcoming artists to showcase their work. “All the 20 different artists have different mediums of work and different thought processes. So to see them together under one roof is truly going to be an unforgettable experience for the spectators”, says Renu Khera, curator of the show.Bratin Khan, one of the artists and the master of traditional and folklore themes, will bring alive the themes of Indian mythology. Fragile, emotive and rich in colour, Bratin’s works use the traditional method of tempera painting, which goes back to the Indian miniatures. Seven to eight coats of transparent color are put on the surface, one after another to get a complete tone. Simple but evocative, Arpan Bhowmik’s art is a study in contrast. Bhowmik’s paintings showcase the vintage theme of a heritage city, Kolkata bringing the city and its humdrum affairs to life with his brushstrokes. Whereas, a painter and a collagist, G. Subramanian uses the medium of collage, and layers it along with acrylic paint and ink washes in brilliant hues to create mixed media works. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNiladri Paul’s work bears ample testimony to his talent, integrity and awareness of his surrounding reality. Deriving inspiration from everyday life, he captures vividly the mood and spirit of his subjects. The young and vibrant artist from Kolkata, Swati Pasari, describes her latest collection of sculptures as ‘Celebrating Life’. Through her collection, she has made an attempt to understand her own personality and life around her. “My paintings are a reflection of my thought process. When I paint, I think and feel inner peace and beauty, serenity and calmness. So my paintings manifest these feelings. As I go along with the creations, I build on the idea of what the painting should look like”, says Swati.”They say that you have to be lost in order to be found. Every artist strives for inner peace, and art is only a method of finding inner wholesomeness”, adds Swati.last_img read more