US financier Jeffrey Epstein found injured in cell after possible suicide attempt

first_imgNew York: Disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of trafficking underage girls for sex, was found unconscious in his New York jail cell after a possible suicide attempt, US media reported Thursday. Epstein — a convicted pedophile — was discovered on Tuesday at a federal jail with marks on his neck, anonymous law enforcement sources told multiple media outlets including The New York Times. The 66-year-old, who has befriended countless celebrities and politicians over the years, was taken from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan to hospital and the injuries are not believed to be serious, media reports said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USGuards are also investigating whether Epstein was the victim of a possible assault — or if he injured himself in a bid to be transferred out of the jail — as they piece together what happened. Prison officials, lawyers for Epstein, and prosecutors were not immediately available for comment when contacted by AFP. The wealthy hedge fund manager was denied bail last week after appearing at a New York court charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. He denies the charges and faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIn the ruling, Judge Richard Berman cited Epstein’s ownership of a private jet, along with a fake Austrian passport and 70,000 in cash found in his house, as evidence that the financier could skip bail. Epstein’s lawyers had argued that he should be allowed to remain at his home, fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet and with his building under police video surveillance. Prosecutors say Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage teenagers, some as young as 14 years old, at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005. They claim that Epstein was “well aware that many of the victims were minors.” The girls were paid hundreds of dollars in cash to massage him, perform sexual acts and to recruit other girls, prosecutors allege. They say that Epstein had an army of recruiters often not much older than their targets who would approach vulnerable teens.last_img read more

InFocus Perspectives on housing

first_imgInFocus on APTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations, Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis shares his perspective on housing in First Nation communities.Poor housing remains one of the biggest problems that seems only to be creating more problems in its wake.In the second half, a panel discussion on the financial side of potential housing solutions.Guests: John Beaucage from the First Nations Market Housing Fund, Jamie Catterall from BMO and Regina Atkinson Southwind from Roseau River First Nationlast_img read more

Motorcyclist invloved in single vehicle crash near Wonowon

first_imgWONOWON, B.C. – On the afternoon of March 29, Fort St. John RCMP responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Highway 97 near Wonowon.According to RCMP, the lone motorcycle rider, a 17-year-old man from the local area was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.Police say the cause of the collision is unknown, however, the debris field was described as spanning over 300 feet, suggesting speed and driver inexperience may have played a role. The rider was issued tickets for no insurance and operating contrary to the driver licence class.The RCMP would like to remind motorists to be vigilant for motorcyclists this season.According to provincial data, motorcycles make up about 3.5 percent of insured vehicles on B.C.’s roads, yet they make up over 10 percent of total roadway fatalities. On average, 33 riders are killed in 2,400 crashes involving motorcycles on B.C. roads every year.Motorcycle safety tips can be found on the B.C. RCMP Traffic Services’ website.last_img read more

Moroccos Raja of Casablanca Fans are Worlds Second Best Fans of

Rabat – Raja Casablanca fans were selected world’s second best fans of the week (12.01-18.01) by Ultras World, a leading website for soccer fanatics.The fans of Raja Casablanca rank second on the list, ahead of the fans of Italian sides Parma and Sampdoria, Larissa from Greece, and Red Star of Serbia.Ultra World’s best fans of the week title went to the fans of Uruguay’s Club Nacional and Penarol. During a friendly game against CS Sfaxien from Tunis, Raja’s fans coordinated a massive outburst of green lights on the stadiums’ stands. read more

Ethiopia to Open an Embassy in Morocco

Rabat – Ethiopian officials announced on Monday in Rabat its intention to open an embassy in Morocco.The announcement was made by Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, who said that this steps aims to “strengthen bilateral relations and strengthen the partnership” between Morocco and Ethiopia.He recalled that the two countries have signed several agreements in the fields of agriculture, education, health and services as well as a memorandum of understanding establishing a joint ministerial commission. Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, and Finance and Economy Minister, Sufian Ahmed, started an official visit to Morocco on Monday.Moroccan Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, described the Ethiopian officials’ visit to Morocco as “historic.”“The visit of Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom and Finance and Economy Minister Sufian Ahmed to Morocco is a strong signal of the two countries’ desire to build strong and forward-looking relationships, Morocco’s Foreign Minister said Monday in Rabat.This historic visit ‘will give new impetus to Moroccan-Ethiopian relations, which have always been marked by respect and mutual consideration, Mezouar said following a meeting with the two Ethiopian officials.He added that discussions have stressed the need to firmly commit to building a partnership through the signing of new generation agreements, establishing a continuous political dialogue and sharing experiences that will be mutually beneficial. read more

Mike Tyson Reveals How He Escaped AntiDoping Tests

Rabat – The youngest boxing heavyweight champion ever, Mike Tyson has made a shocking revelation about the way he used to escape anti-doping checks.In an interview with ESPN on August 8, the American boxer admitted to having used to submit his wife or children’s urine in order to avoid positive results in anti-doping tests.“I used to use my wife’s urine and she would say when the results are known, they’ll tell you you’re pregnant. So I thought it would be better to use my children’s urine,” said Mike Tyson. .@MikeTyson le cuenta a @herculezg como pasaba las pruebas de antidoping— Ahora o Nunca ESPN (@ahoraonuncaespn) August 8, 2019Tyson revealed the truth when the show presenter recalled the case of DJ Cooper, an American basketballer who was suspended for 2 years after using his girlfriend’s urine sample during a performance-enhancing drugs (PED) test and the result came out positive for Pregnancy.Competing from 1985 to 2005, Mike Tyson won the world heavyweight boxing title at just 20 years, four months, and 22 days old.Holding a record of 44 knockouts out of 50 wins, Tyson was only defeated 6 times and tied twice. read more

Entertainment One eyeing takeover of Alliance Films

TORONTO — Movie and television company Entertainment One confirmed Monday it has held talks regarding the possible purchase of Alliance Films, the independent Canadian film distributor behind the Hunger Games movie.“The board confirms it has held discussions with the shareholders of Alliance Films, but there can be no certainty this will lead to a transaction,” the company said, noting recent speculation about a possible deal.“In any event, the company would only undertake such a transaction on acceptable terms, and on the basis that the directors believe it would be financially and strategically value enhancing for the company and its shareholders.”[np-related]The statement came as Entertainment One reported its results for its latest financial year. The company, founded in Canada but listed in London, earned 16.2 million pounds for the year ended March 31 compared with 3.6 million pounds a year earlier. Revenue improved to 502.7 million pounds, up from 469.7 million pounds.Entertainment One said if it is able to reach a deal it plans to raise the necessary money to pay for the acquisition through a combination of debt and equity that would be underwritten by a limited group of institutional investors.Last year, Alliance Films bought Lionsgate’s Canadian distribution business Maple Pictures for approximately $38.5-million.The deal would give Entertainment One control of an 11,000-title film library and distribution rights to films released by Relativity Media in Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as titles from Lions Gate Entertainment, Focus Features, the Weinstein Company and CBS Films in Canada.Entertainment One is already the distributor for the lucrative Twilight franchise, among other titles.Alliance Films was formerly part of Alliance Atlantis, which was acquired by Canwest Communications for $2.3-billion in 2007.Goldman Sachs helped finance that deal and wound up getting control of the film assets when Canwest went bankrupt and sold its newspaper and broadcasting operations to creditors and Shaw Media, respectively.Investissement Quebec owns a 38.5% stake. read more

Rising demand for peacekeeping stretches UNs resources Fréchette says

“Already there has been a marked shift in the composition of our peacekeeping forces, with the share provided by OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation for Development] countries declining and that of developing countries rising,” she said in her keynote address to the Sixth Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Asian Security Conference, hailing India’s longstanding support.While acknowledging that “it certainly makes sense for Europeans to take the lead in peace operations in the Balkans,” the Deputy Secretary-General pointed to existing inequities. “There is a manifest imbalance between the 30,000 NATO peacekeepers deployed in tiny Kosovo and the 10,000 UN peacekeepers deployed in [the Democratic Republic of the] Congo, which is the size of Western Europe, and where some 3.5 million people may have died as a result of fighting since 1998.”Solidarity is not only a matter of peacekeeping, she added, pointing out that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of global antipoverty targets agreed to at a 2000 UN summit – remain out of reach. “Unhappily,” she said, “the commitment to follow through on these Goals has been uneven, resulting in a loss of momentum in the drive to attain them.”Ms. Fréchette also said the current security paradigm – the “Post 9-11 context” – has raised a number of questions which must be resolved in order to strengthen the system of collective security. Among these is the perception by countries that they have the right to unilaterally use pre-emptive force without agreement by the Security Council.”This logic represents a fundamental challenge to the principles on which, however imperfectly, world peace and stability have rested for nearly six decades, and could easily lead to a proliferation of the unilateral and lawless use of force, with or without justification,” she warned.The UN Charter, she emphasized, is not “a suicide pact.” But she added that States would not adhere to it unless they had confidence that threats would be dealt with through collective action. The Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, she said, would seek to tackle these issues as part of the “enormous effort of will” needed to forge a common, multilateral strategy. read more

Youth leaders pledge their commitment to development goals at end of UN

The three days of discussions, interactive debate, concerts and seminars, at UN Headquarters in New York focused on how best to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and in particular used the themes of sport and culture to encourage young people to get more involved in the global battle for development.“Sport can be a powerful tool for efforts to achieve the MDGs and I hope all of you will seek ways to take advantage of that potential,” said Adolf Ogi, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace in his closing statement.The MDGs are an ambitious series of targets set by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000, seeking to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, maternal and infant mortality, lack of access to education, as well as other social ills all by 2015, and the youth delegates – comprising a young woman and young man from each Member State – will now be spokespersons for these goals in their countries.The Summit Declaration, which the delegates said should be available in a few days time, also calls on Governments to fulfil their commitments to achieving the MDGs by the target date.The UN New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace organized the Summit and its Director Djibril Diallo highlighted the private sector in supporting the event, as well as emphasizing the role that will now be played by the youth leaders in promoting the development message.“As Youth Spokespersons, the delegates will mobilize other young people and public and private sector partners in their countries to accelerate progress towards the goals,” said Mr. Diallo.Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened the Summit with a speech on Sunday, before the delegates focused on combating HIV/AIDS and malaria, knowledge sharing, education, gender equality and a host of other development issues during the next three days. read more

New lithium mines planned for Canada may challenge pollution rules

by Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 2, 2012 1:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New lithium mines planned for Canada may challenge pollution rules OTTAWA – Canada’s environmental regulations have lagged behind the global rush to develop deposits of lithium, a rare metal found in the rechargeable batteries that power millions of iPads, smartphones and laptops, says a new report.The recent surge in lithium exploration, driven by a consumer electronics explosion and limited world supplies, includes several companies developing Canadian sites.But Canada has little historical experience of lithium extraction, and existing environmental regulations are not well-tailored to the burgeoning industry.“The Metal Mining Effluent Regulations do not specifically regulate all of the individual substances of concern that might be released from the mining or processing of rare earth elements and lithium,” says the report.The regulations “were not specifically designed to manage the environmental aspects of these mining processes.”The March 2012 report, commissioned by Environment Canada, was obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.Canada has just one functioning lithium operation, the underground Tanco Mine at Bernic Lake, Man., that produces a lithium-containing ore known as spodumene, along with other minerals.But soaring world demand for lithium, largely for use in the lithium-ion batteries that power a constellation of electronic devices and some vehicles, has sent more prospectors into the field.Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX:CLQ) has been rejuvenating an old lithium mine 60 kilometres north of Val d’Or, Que. Production is slated to begin later this year, with on-site refining of the spodumene ore into lithium carbonate early in 2013.The Quebec government issued a mining licence in June for the $207-million open-pit mine, though an environmental assessment is still underway.And at least three companies are considering lithium-extraction operations using a brine-water process in an area of Alberta about 200 kilometres west of Edmonton. Those plans are in the early stages, and no environmental assessments have been completed, says the report.Last summer, Environment Canada ordered a review of the lithium and rare earths sector in anticipation of surging interest and “to ensure that the current requirements of the (regulations) are adequate.”Rare earths are exotic elements such as scandium and yttrium that are also vital to the electronics industry, including their use in flat-screen technology.The $17,600 study by Cheminfo Services Inc. says that radioactive thorium is the byproduct of most concern in rare-earth mining and processing, still in its infancy in Canada.Lithium extraction is somewhat more advanced in Canada. Hard-rock mining of lithium may have a lesser environmental impact than lithium produced through evaporation of brine, as proposed in Alberta.Neither process is specifically referred to in the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations, and the consultants suggest the regulations may need to be changed to include brine processes. Provincial regulations may also apply.Cheminfo also says one federal backstop to the mining regulations is a section of the Fisheries Act, which prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances into waters frequented by fish.But the report was completed in March, a month before the Conservative government watered down many environmental protections in the Fisheries Act, through the omnibus C-38 budget bill, raising questions about its continued effectiveness.A spokesman for Environment Canada said the department has no plans to revise the mining effluent regulations.“There are currently no plans to have new requirements outside of the existing provisions of the regulations,” Mark Johnson said in an email.He noted that the report cited a regulatory gap for brine extraction, which is not currently practised in Canada.“(Hard-rock) lithium mining from spodumene, which is the most common approach to lithium mining, is quite similar to other mining processes already covered by the MMER.”The Cheminfo report notes Canada has reserves of some 360,000 tonnes of lithium, a fraction of reserves in the top three countries, Bolivia (5.4 million tonnes), Chile (three million tonnes) and China (1.1 million tonnes).The study also cites forecasts suggesting there may be a world oversupply by 2020 as more players develop lithium mines and extraction facilities.Global use of lithium, the lightest metal in the periodic table, has doubled since 2000 while prices have tripled. read more

Mason Capital loses appeal challenging Telus over its share conversion plan

Mason Capital loses appeal challenging Telus over its share conversion plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mason Capital lost an appeal Tuesday in its ongoing fight with Telus Corp. over the telecom company’s move to a single class of common shares.In striking down the appeal and approving the one-for-one share conversion plan, the B.C. Supreme Court took note of the New York-based hedge fund’s so-called empty voting tactics to block the conversion of voting and non-voting shares in Telus.Mason’s opposition to the plan must be viewed through the “lens of its unique strategy,” which had nothing to do with the well-being of Telus and its shareholders, Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick wrote in her decision.“It can hardly be overstated that the contention by Telus that Mason is an ’empty voter’ in this and prior proceedings has infused much of the tenor in the contest between them,” Fitzpatrick wrote.“Mason rails against this pejorative moniker. Whether one accepts that name or not, it seems that, at best, one could describe Mason as an ‘opportunistic investor.’ “Telus CEO Darren Entwistle said the decision confirms its share proposal is fair and beneficial to shareholders.“We look forward to completing the share exchange in the near future and moving forward with a share structure that supports excellent corporate governance, share marketability, and enhanced trading performance as a single share class. I would like to thank all of our committed shareholders for their support in this process.”By accumulating an 18.7 cent stake in Telus in common stock while at the same time short-selling nearly the same amount of non-voting and common Telus stock, Mason was able to vote nearly $2 billion worth of stock with only a $25-million net economic stake, Telus has said.The B.C. Supreme Court upheld an earlier ruling that cleared the way for Telus to hold a shareholder meeting to vote on the plan, which was approved by shareholders in October.“Mason stands alone and its submissions are clearly directed at the benefits it alone will achieve by defeating the arrangement,” the decision read.“I conclude that the terms of the arrangement are fair and reasonable,” the judge wrote in approving the share conversion plan.The battle between Mason and Vancouver-based Telus has been going on since the spring. Mason Capital repeatedly said holders of Telus’ voting shares should get a premium to approve the share conversion plan.The New York-based hedge fund had proposed a minimum premium valuation of either 4.75 per cent — which represents the historic average trading premium of the voting shares over the non-voting shares — or a minimum premium of eight per cent.Tuesday’s decision noted that Mason can appeal the ruling. Mason Capital had no immediate comment.The B.C. Supreme Court also noted that aside from Mason Capital, the overwhelming majority of both common and non-voting shareholders supported the share conversion plan.Telus had two classes of shares to comply with Canada’s foreign ownership rules for big telecom companies, which don’t allow such ownership to exceed 33.3 per cent. U.S.-based telecom Verizon sold its last stake in Telus in 2004.Telus has said the dual-share structure posed corporate governance issues and reduced share liquidity. Historically, the common shares have traded at a premium to the price of the non-voting shares.Last month, Telus said foreign ownership of its common shares had been cut in half, leading the telecom company to believe that Mason had reduced its stake in the company.Telus said the non-Canadian ownership of the company was roughly 15 per cent as of Nov. 16, down from almost 33 per cent last summer. by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 18, 2012 7:30 pm MDT read more

Club of 1 BC finance minister singles out province for balanced budget

VANCOUVER – British Columbia is preparing to enter an exclusive economic club by bucking a trend of deficit budgets nationwide, says the province’s finance minister.Mike de Jong has echoed the confident refrain of Premier Christy Clark that the books will be balanced when they are revealed on budget day in Victoria on Feb. 17.“Balancing the budget isn’t easy. If it were, we wouldn’t be, probably the only province in Canada that will have done it this fiscal year and will do it again next year,” he told The Canadian Press.“So that is why we are able to buck the trend, and that exclusive club you hear me talk about occasionally around having a balanced budget is probably going to be very exclusive and probably going to be a club of one.”But taxpayers should not be expecting any bonuses either. De Jong said challenging economic times mean the province is in no position to provide huge tax relief, although there’s also slim likelihood taxes will be hiked.Prudent, cautious forecasting, coupled with a diverse economy, has paved the way for the more detailed announcement later this month, he said. In November, de Jong boosted his surplus projection to $444 million from the $184 million forecast one year ago.B.C. has avoided the vacuum that’s sucked coffers dry elsewhere due to a dependency on oil and gas revenues, he said. The federal government has delayed its budget until April over the dramatic downfall of crude pricing.“Don’t make assumptions about what revenues to the government of British Columbia are. We are not anywhere near as dependent upon oil as provinces like Alberta or even Saskatchewan,” he said. “It accounts for a very, very small amount of our revenue.”Revenues are “clearly down,” he agreed, but said the amounts are manageable. Positive activity in other areas of the economy make up the difference, and the province was cautious making natural gas revenue projections.“You will hear about some very positive numbers in terms of retail sales and housing starts,” he said. “So there are other areas of the economy we can draw from, which is what distinguishes us from some of those other jurisdictions in a positive way.”De Jong also attributes the province’s financial health to its discipline around controlling expenditures and success at breaking into Asia-Pacific markets.In late January, Premier Christy Clark said she expected Saskatchewan to be the only other province to table a balanced budget for the coming year.B.C.’s 2014 budget was also balanced. A new legislative session kicks off with a throne speech on Feb. 10.Follow @TamsynBurgmann on Twitter by Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 4, 2015 5:00 am MDT Club of 1: B.C. finance minister singles out province for balanced budget AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Season is over for Xavier Barachet

paris saint germainXavier Barachet The French right back Xavier Barachet won’t be able to help his team-mates in Paris Saint Germain until end of the season. Experienced lefthander suffered injury of knee ligaments which will keep him out of the court for a couple of months. That means absence from the Olympic Games in Rio also, the tournament which will start in five months from now… ← Previous Story Germany smash Qatar in Leipzig Next Story → Vardar and Macedonia without Filip Lazarov at least four weeks read more

Kovac Robben is a doubt for Der Klassiker

first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac revealed that they may be without Arjen Robben for Saturday’s Der Klassiker against Borussia DortmundThe Dutch winger is suffering from a knee injury and faces a late fitness test to determine his availability.The loss of Robben will likely come as an unwelcome blow for Kovac, whose side trail Bundesliga leaders Dortmund by four points ahead of Saturday’s game.“Everyone is fine,” Kovac told reporters on YouTube.“Arjen tried to train yesterday but has a couple of knee problems so we’ll have to see how he trains today.”Since the last international break, Bayern have won five of their last six games in all competitions.But the pressure continues to grow on Kovac with players like Thomas Muller reportedly frustrated over the Croatian’s rotation policy.Just last weekend, Muller’s wife publicly slammed Kovac on social media after the striker was left on the bench in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with SC Freiburg.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…However, Kovac is making no promises ahead of his first Der Klassiker in charge of Bayern.“It’s the Klassiker and everyone wants to play,” Kovac added.“Everyone wants to play every Bundesliga game but tomorrow [Saturday] even more so.“I think people will be even more disappointed if they don’t play but everyone has to work hard to make a positive atmosphere.“I always try with my coaches to pick a team to win the game, that’s always the case and always will be the case. I don’t pick players because I like or dislike them.“Some would have thought I wouldn’t have picked Thomas Muller [against AEK Athens in the Champions League] but it’s not the case.“I look at the training and the opponent, it’s nothing to do with liking or disliking players. I like all my players.”The league match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.last_img read more

House fire in Carlsbad injures two kills dog

first_img Posted: March 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCARLSBAD (KUSI) – A house fire in a neighborhood near Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad caused extensive structural damage today, left a resident and a firefighter with minor injuries and killed one of two dogs that wound up trapped in the burning residence.The blaze began spreading in an attached residential garage in the 3900 block of James Drive about 12:15 p.m., said Division Chief Mike Lopez of the Carlsbad Fire Department.A resident inside the single-story house at the time was able to escape the flames, but re-entered his burning home in a futile attempt to rescue his dogs, Lopez said.It took firefighters, including personnel from Oceanside and Vista, about 25 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which gutted the garage, spread into the home and damaged a vehicle parked in front of it.Crews found the two canines inside the scorched home, unconscious and unresponsive due to apparent smoke inhalation. Firefighters were able to revive one of the them, but the other died at the scene.The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced man arrange for interim lodging.The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of late afternoon, Lopez said. Updated: 7:32 PM House fire in Carlsbad injures two, kills dog Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom March 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

New Billy Corgan Album To Feature Bowie Tribute James Iha Collab

first_img Facebook The Rebirth Of Billy Corgan new-billy-corgan-album-feature-bowie-tribute-james-iha-collab According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Corgan was the only person to play on the album besides a string quartet and Iha, who appears on “The Processional.” This marks the first time the two have recorded together since the 2000 Smashing Pumpkins album Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music. Evidently, Corgan and Iha’s reunion came from a very musical place.”I sent him some [songs] and said to him, ‘I feel like this is right up your alley’ as far as the kind of music he likes to work on,” Corgan said. “He picked out two songs, though one will likely be a B side.”The first single for Ogilala, “Aeronaut,” was released last month, a piano-driven, string-laden indication of how personal his new album might be.Corgan also revealed how one of his biggest inspirations, David Bowie, worked his way into the project. The first track on the LP, “Zowie,” is a tribute to the late legend.“It was written around the time that David had passed and I was thinking about him a lot,” Corgan said, “I was lucky that I got to work with him a little bit. I was really struck by his passing. You almost have to take a step back and be like, ‘OK, that’s the end of a journey. What does it mean? How do we evaluate this artist now that there’s no more?’ It sort of closes the circle.”William Patrick Corgan begins a tour in support of Ogilala on Oct. 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y.Read More: Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koening Teases New Album DetailsRead more Email Twitter New Billy Corgan Album To Feature Bowie Tribute, James Iha Collab GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and former Smashing Pumpkins frontman reveals details behind his new solo albumNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 22, 2017 – 2:53 pm William Patrick Corgan, aka Billy Corgan, seems to be at peace in his full given name. Corgan has a solo album on the way, Ogilala, set for release on Oct. 13, and while the album was produced by Rick Rubin and features a collaboration with former bandmate, guitarist James Iha, the project promises to be one of Corgan’s most personal. News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 18, 2015 – 2:23 pm Smashing Pumpkins Win Best Hard Rock Performancelast_img read more

India needs to increase its civilian aircraft fleet size 6fold

first_imgAircraft manufacturer Boeing forecasts a demand of about 1,850 new aircraft valued at $265 billion in India over the next two decades. The company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) report for the country on Tuesday.According to reports, India has about 400 aircraft at present. With the new demand of 1,850 aircraft, the number will rise to 2,200 aircraft, which means a six-fold increase. The forecast for the demand is based on India’s new aviation policies. “India continues to have a strong commercial aerospace market and highest domestic traffic growth in the world. With the new aviation policies in place, we see even greater opportunities and remain confident in the market and the airlines in India,” Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India sales, Boeing, said in a statement.Single-aisle aircraft such as next-generation 737 and 737 MAX will continue to account for the largest share of new deliveries. The new aircraft would support the growth of low-cost carriers and replace the ageing and less efficient fleet of air planes, Boeing added.Reports by International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that India is the fastest growing aviation market in the world.The three key highlights of the report includes:-India’s traffic growth is the highest in the world at 8.6 percent. – Budget carriers account for 60 percent of all flights. – In the last one year, domestic passenger traffic increased by 21 percent.The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer forecasts a global demand of about 39,620 air planes over the course of next two decades. Of this, Indian carriers will require more than 6.4 percent of the total global demand.Commenting on potential of the Indian market, KG Vishwanath, partner at consulting firm Trinity Aviation Consultants told Mint: “The domestic industry is expected to grow 15 percent per annum, which means it doubles every five years. By 2025, single-aisle fleet could go up to 1,400. That’s an incremental 1,000 aircraft in 10 years. Plus, there will be replacement required. So, a 20-year target like this seems to be realistic.” [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Trump promises renewal of the American spirit

first_imgUS President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPPresident Donald Trump pledged a “renewal of the American spirit” Tuesday, as he tempered his most inflammatory rhetoric while fleshing out his nationalist agenda during a landmark speech to Congress.Transposing hardline campaign promises into a presidential key, Trump offered the most restrained and detailed explanation yet of his America-first world view.He criticized threats against Jewish community centers and condemned the recent seemingly racially-motivated killing of an Indian immigrant, answering calls for him to speak out.And although the 70-year-old president again promised a hard line on illegal immigration, he couched those policies in economic rather than xenophobic terms, winning sustained applause from the Republican dominated Congress.“By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone,” he said.Putting some policy meat on the bones, he proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system to reduce the flow of unskilled workers—and held out the prospect of a bipartisan compromise with Democrats on root-and-branch immigration reform.Trump arrived to deliver his maiden address to Congress facing historically low approval ratings and embroiled in multiple crises.Hailing what he called a “new national pride” sweeping the country, he sought to use the pomp of the occasion and the presidential pulpit to reclaim authority and course correct after 40 difficult days.Discussing trade, Trump even enlisted Abraham Lincoln’s help, echoing what the first Republican president described as “protective policy.”“Lincoln was right—and it is time we heeded his words,” Trump said. “I am not going to let America and its great companies and workers, be taken advantage of anymore.”Looking abroad, Trump softened his criticism of NATO partners and vowed to work with allies in the Muslim world.But he offered no apologies for emphasizing a world order centered on the nation state.“We will respect historic institutions, but we will also respect the sovereign rights of nations. Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people—and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path.”“My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America,” he said.“But we know that America is better off, when there is less conflict—not more,” he said, promising to “find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align.”‘Massive’ tax reliefIn Trump’s longest speech to date as president he remained largely on message, reading his planned address almost verbatim.Pressing his domestic agenda—and pleasing mainstream Republicans who reluctantly embraced him—Trump promised to provide “massive” tax relief for the American middle class and to repeal his predecessor’s landmark Obamacare health reform.“When you get into a job and you do it for a while you become better at it, and I think he’s improving every single day,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.The billionaire’s populist economic message was crucial in his November victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton—helping him sway voters in crucial Rust Belt states Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.Now his challenge is translating that into tangible policy steps and legislative achievements.He outlined plans for rebuilding America’s creaking infrastructure and for high-stakes tax and healthcare reform.But on all three issues, Trump faces a difficult balancing act with fellow Republicans, who control both the Senate and House of Representatives.To succeed, Trump—the consummate political outsider—may have to embrace Washington deal-making.Conservatives are desperate to pull Obamacare out by its roots, but party pragmatists are wary of dismantling a system that helped some 20 million Americans obtain health insurance.Tensions between the executive branch and the Republican-led Congress are also simmering over Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.Trump wants to hike defense spending by $54 billion, offsetting with cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending.On all these issues Trump offered little detail about how to meet his promises worsening the country’s nearly $20 trillion national debt.last_img read more

Just warm up with your love

first_imgMy mother-in-law is very superstitious. She lives with us and her daily behaviour is causing me immense irritation. What can I do?Devika, ChandigarhAvoid her. Ignore all tempatations to get irritated. I do understand, this is much easier said than done. But, some solutions come only with patience. Usually people don’t change. More so, if the person concerned is elder. Spend quality time with your husband. He is the prime reason why you are with your mother-in-law and his support is your strength. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Last week I have realized that my 9 year old daughter gets physically abused by my husband’s cousin who lives with us. He’s a student and hence we host him. I’m completely shattered. What should I do?Mrs Sethia, PunjabJust accost this b****** and organise another accomodation for him immediately. This is a crime and please don’t ignore this. Try to slowly educate your child on this issue. Handle it very carefully The pervert should realize his mistake but too much of attention might hamper the fragile mind of your little one. Don’t do anything harsh in front of her but as I said earlier, please forget all politeness and warn him to stay away from her. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI’m married for last 4 months. Whenever I’ve tried getting close to my wife, she is very cold. Her reluctance forces me to stay away! Is this normal? Tejas, New DelhiWell, there could be a few reasons. Firstly, she is cold because she’s taking time to know you and open up. Secondly, she has had a bad experience in her past that is shadowing her mind. Thirdly, she is not too sexually active as a person. I suggest, have an open conversation with her. Maybe you can go for a vacation and then you slowly try to warm her up with your love. If nothing is working, consult a professional. Don’t stop expressing your love and desire of closeness. My best friend for last 10 years has suddenly changed her attitude towards me. After my dad gifted me a car on my birthday, I realize this more. She constantly taunts me. How do I handle this?Prea, New DelhiHumans do have an ugly tendency to compete. Have you tried talking to her? You can even write an email. Friendship like any other relationship is a mutual association. If the other person doesn’t reciprocate or respect your feelings, take a back seat. Sometimes ignorance is bliss and if the person is your ‘best friend’, such materialism should be the last reason for a fallout! Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

SpaceX TESS Mission Live Launch 351 PM Pacific time today –

first_imgBlog Archives Recent Posts About Glen HiemstraGlen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades. SpaceX TESS Mission Live Launch 3:51 PM Pacific time today – PostponedTime for another SpaceX live launch, this one the TESS mission, set for 3:51 Pacific time today. [Note: the mission was postponed until Wednesday April 18. Click the video below and you can set an alert to be sent to you.] The TESS mission is a quite exciting NASA mission to search for exoplanets. TESS, or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, will survey the Southern Hemisphere in its first year, the Northern Hemisphere the second year. The hope is that in addition to finding numerous gas giants and other planets, this survey will “identify about 50 worlds that are less than four times Earth’s diameter. They hope at least a few of those planets will be in the habitable zone of their stars; if TESS achieves this goal, these worlds would add to a noteworthy catalog of nearby planet-hosting stars, including Proxima Centauri, which is just 4 light-years from Earth, and TRAPPIST-1.”[embedded content] © Copyright 2018 Glen Hiemstra Futurist.comlast_img read more