first_imgNEW YORK — Renewed losses for technology companies are taking U.S. stock indexes slightly lower Monday morning. Internet companies are also down, while energy companies are falling along with the price of oil. High-yielding defensive stocks including real estate and utility companies are rising. Nissan’s stock sank after the company accused its chairman of serious misconduct and announced plans to oust him.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 12 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,724 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 117 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 25,295. The Nasdaq composite shed 83 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 7,164. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 10 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 1,517.NISSAN BOSS: Nissan said Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested Monday and will be dismissed from the company after allegedly under-reporting his income. Nissan said an internal investigation found Ghosn under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other “significant misconduct.”U.S.-traded Nissan shares lost 7.4 per cent to $16.63. In Paris, shares of Nissan’s partner Renault dropped 9.6 per cent.TECH LOSSES MOUNT: Apple gave up 2.6 per cent to $188.57 and Amazon shed 2.3 per cent to $1,556. Facebook sank 3.3 per cent to $134.91 and Microsoft lost 1.1 per cent to $107.14. Chipmaker Nvidia dropped another 7.5 per cent to $152.10 after it said last week that it had a large number of unsold chips because of a big drop in mining of cryptocurrencies.Clashes between China and the U.S. at a Pacific Rim summit over the weekend left investors feeling pessimistic about the prospects for a deal that would end the trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The U.S. has imposed a 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods. That tariff is set to rise to 25 per cent in January. Another $50 billion of Chinese goods already is subject to 25 per cent duties. Beijing has responded with penalty duties on $110 billion of American goods.Talks continue ahead of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump planned for the G-20 summit later this month.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 1.6 per cent to $55.76 a barrel in New York. U.S. crude prices have dropped for six weeks in a row and are at their lowest level in about nine months.Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 1.6 per cent to $65.72 a barrel in London.BONDS: Bond prices fell after a sharp climb last week. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.08 per cent from 3.07 per cent.CURRENCIES: The dollar slipped to 112.72 yen from 112.83 yen. The euro rose to $1.1430 from $1.1412. The pound dipped to $1.2828 from $1.2831.OVERSEAS: France’s CAC 40 gave up 0.1 per cent and Germany’s DAX was little changed. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.6 per cent.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.7 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4 per cent.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

21 May 2009The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the international fashion retailer H&M have teamed up to call attention to the issue of HIV among young people. H&M chose UNFPA as one of the recipients of its 2009 Fashion Against AIDS (FAA2) campaign. As a result, the retailer will give the agency 25 per cent of donations to the campaign to support UNFPA’s HIV prevention projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Oman and Turkey. Those schemes will be carried out by Y-PEER, a groundbreaking youth-to-youth initiative.With over 5 million youth worldwide living with HIV, young people are at the centre of the global epidemic, UNFPA noted in a news release. The agency seeks to provide young people with access to information and services to protect them against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.H&M has launched the FAA2 campaign with the organization Designers Against AIDS, which aims to raise AIDS awareness using elements from pop culture.Their second collaboration is a clothing collection featuring designs by world-famous singers and others which will be sold in nearly 1,000 H&M stores worldwide by the end of this month. read more

The eight suspects today admitted before the Colombo High Court that they were involved in the abduction. (Colombo Gazette) Eight suspects, except Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, today admitted in court they had abducted an individual in Dematagoda.Premachandra and the other suspects had been accused of being involved in the 2015 abduction of an individual.

by Larry Lage, The Associated Press Posted Mar 9, 2014 11:51 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email William Clay Ford, Lions owner and last surviving grandson of Ford Motor founder, dies at 88 DETROIT – William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88.Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for more than five decades. He bought one of his own, the NFL franchise in the Motor City, a half-century ago.He served as an employee and board member of the automaker for more than half of its 100-year history.“My father was a great business leader and humanitarian who dedicated his life to the company and the community,” William Clay Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and Lions vice chairman, said in a statement. “He also was a wonderful family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, yet he will continue to inspire us all.”Ford was regarded as a dignified man by the select few who seemed to know him well. To the masses in Detroit, he was simply the owner of the Lions who struggled to achieve success on the field despite showing his passion for winning by spending money on free agents, coaches, executives and facilities.Ford’s first full season leading the Lions was in 1964, seven years after the franchise won the NFL title. The lone playoff victory he enjoyed was in 1992. The Lions are the only team to go 0-16 in a season, hitting rock bottom in 2008. After an 11-year drought, the Lions improved enough to make the playoffs in 2011 only to lose a combined 21 games over the next two seasons.“No owner loved his team more than Mr. Ford loved the Lions,” Lions President Tom Lewand said in a statement released by the team. “Those of us who had the opportunity to work for Mr. Ford knew of his unyielding passion for his family, the Lions and the city of Detroit. His leadership, integrity, kindness, humility and good humour were matched only by his desire to bring a Super Bowl championship to the Lions and to our community.“Each of us in the organization will continue to relentlessly pursue that goal in his honour.”Born into an automotive fortune in 1925 bearing what was already a household name, Ford was 23 when he joined the Ford Motor Co. board of directors in 1948, one year after the death of his grandfather, Henry Ford.He maintained as low a profile as his name would allow, serving on various executive committees and spearheading the design, development and introduction of the Continental Mark II in 1956. He was elected a Ford vice chairman in 1980 and retired with that title in 1989. Ford remained a company director until 2005, later taking the title of director emeritus.“Mr. Ford had a profound impact on Ford Motor Company,” Ford CEO Alan Mulally said in a statement. “The company extends its deepest sympathies to the many members of the extended Ford family at this difficult time. While we mourn Mr. Ford’s death, we also are grateful for his many contributions to the company and the auto industry.”He helped institutionalize the practice of professional management atop the company that began with the naming of Philip Caldwell as Ford CEO in 1979 and as Ford chairman in March 1980, without relinquishing the Ford family’s control.As a board member, Ford helped bring the company back under his family’s control in 2001, when the directors ousted former CEO Jacques Nasser in favour of William Clay Ford Jr.The youngest of Edsel B. Ford’s four children, Ford Sr. was first elected to the Ford Motor Co. board in June 1948. He rarely spoke publicly but was reflective during the company’s centennial year in 2003. At the annual meeting, he told stories about his grandfather teaching him to drive at age 10, and of being taken for his first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor by Charles Lindbergh.“I just want you to know that we have tremendous pride in the Ford name,” he told the shareholders more than a decade ago. “We have a spirit of working together, and we have a passion for cars. And we also have a great desire to see the Ford name in the forefront of world transportation.”Ford always kept the Lions close to his heart. He knew how much the team meant to people who lived in or grew up in Michigan.“I think sports are a wonderful diversion,” Ford told The Detroit News in 1980. “People can relate to sports very easily. It’s a quick study.”But while each of the Motor City’s other three professional franchises — the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers — won at least one championship, the Lions were synonymous with losing under Ford.He seemed to lead the Lions with a light touch, leaving most decisions up to administrators such as Russ Thomas, Chuck Schmidt, Matt Millen and current general manager Martin Mayhew.Even though the franchise rarely produced a successful product, the stands are usually filled with fans desperate to witness a winner.“Detroit, and I’m not blowing smoke at anybody, is probably the greatest fan sports town in the country,” Ford told The News in 1980, the year after a 2-14 team set a franchise attendance record. “They’ll support anything.”Ford moved the club from Tiger Stadium in Detroit to the Pontiac Silverdome in 1975 before bringing his team back downtown.Ford Field — a spectacular 65,000-seat, $315 million indoor stadium — opened in 2002 that, coupled with a state-of-the-art team headquarters in nearby Allen Park, gave the Lions the best facilities money could buy.But a blueprint for consistently winning was elusive. From Ford’s first season as team owner to his last, the Lions won 310 games, lost 441 and tied 13.Ford was married to the former Martha Parke Firestone, an heiress to the Akron, Ohio, rubber fortune. Her grandfather, Harvey Firestone, was a close friend of Henry Ford. They had three daughters, a son, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.___AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher contributed to this report.___Follow Larry Lage on Twitter: read more

“Innocent civilians continue to bear the brunt of the deteriorating security situation,” said Fatou Bensouda as she presented her latest report the 15-member Council.In the aftermath of the 2011 civil war in Libya, the Council decided to refer the situation in the country to the Court. A formal investigation was opened by the ICC Prosecutor in March 2011, and to date, three arrests warrants have been issued: against former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi; Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi; and Abdullah Al-Senussi.“Libya continues to be split, with two governments vying for legitimacy,” the ICC Prosecutor added. Ms. Bensouda said her Office has encouraged the formation of an ‘international contact group’ on justice issues through which material, legal and other support could be provided to Libya. She also proposed that a willing State, with substantial experience in transitional justice, to consider partnering with Libya to explore more concretely how such a contact group might be brought to life in the near future. “It is crucial for such efforts to include local actors, so that their voices and views on achieving justice are amplified and heard,” Ms. Bensouda added, commending the efforts of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The ICC Prosecutor also reiterated the need for Libyan authorities to facilitate a visit by representatives from the local councils of Misrata and Tawergha to meet because facilitating a solution for the Tawergha issue is of “symbolic importance and resonance.”Ms. Bensouda also took note of relevant Security Council resolutions on the Libya situation which have also stressed the important of the Libyan government’s full cooperation with the ICC and with her Office. On the use of violence against civilians by groups purportedly claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), she said that while ICC jurisdiction over Libya extends to such alleged crimes, it is the State that bears primary responsibility to prosecute perpetrators. Furthermore, she expressed concern about alleged indiscriminate attacks in heavily populated areas that have resulted in civilian casualties whether in Benghazi, Tripoli, Warshefana, and in the Nafusa Mountains. “I reiterate my call to all parties involved in the conflict to refrain from targeting civilians,” Ms. Bensouda urged. read more

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 2017 record: 5-7 (2-7 Big Ten) Head Coach: P.J. Fleck 2018 record: 3-1 (0-1 Big Ten) All-time record vs. Ohio State: 7-44What has happened thus far in 2018:Minnesota found early season success in its nonconference schedule. Starting the 2018 season with a three-game winning streak, the Gophers outscored New Mexico State, Fresno State and Miami (Ohio) 95-27. With a 3-0 nonconference record, Minnesota traveled to College Park and lost to Maryland 42-12 after a slow first half and a poor defensive performance. Impact Player:Freshman quarterback Zack Annexstad has made strides in the passing game for Fleck’s offense in his collegiate debut. Annexstad completed 16-of-33 pass attempts for 220 yards and two touchdowns against New Mexico State, helping lead the team to 522 yards of total offense. This season, the freshman quarterback has completed 52.3 percent of his passes, throwing five touchdowns and two interceptions. Despite the loss against Maryland, the increased number of passing and rushing yards will create more opportunities for Annexstad to succeed down the stretch. Strengths: The biggest strength for Minnesota this year is its offense. Entering his second year, offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca has produced a high-tempo offense that so far has accumulated 1,387 yards of total offense, with 748 total passing and 639 total rushing yards so far this season. This offense outshined the Aggies defense, totaling 23 first downs, 522 yards of total offense, 295 rushing yards and 227 passing yards in the season opener.Weaknesses:In the first three games of the season, Minnesota’s defense started off strong, holding teams to under 14 points. However, when the Gophers took a trip to Maryland, the defense gave up 42 points to the Terrapins’ offense. Maryland defense was positive when it controlled the game against the Aggies, giving up no points in the second half and holding New Mexico State to 271 yards on total offense. read more

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head out the door into the long weekend.1. #GAZA: The humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza lasted less than four hours as both sides have resumed fighting. An Israeli soldier has been captured and at least 27 Palestinians have been killed.2. #STRIKE: Irish Rail says there would be no services on the days of the first All-Ireland football semi-final and both finals if a proposed strike goes ahead.3. #TRAGEDY: A three-year-old boy has died in a farming accident involving a digger in Bantry, Co Cork.4. #INVESTIGATION: A human leg was discovered at a waste recycling plant in Dublin last night.5. #YEWTREE: Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his convictions for a string of sex offences.last_img read more

first_imgMéningite B : bientôt un vaccin pour les nouveau-nésFrance – Des chercheurs français sont parvenus à faire un grand pas vers la mise au point d’un vaccin contre la méningite du nouveau-né, grâce à l’identification d’une protéine impliquée dans le développement de la maladie.La méningite B ou méningite du nouveau-né, touche comme son nom l’indique les enfants juste nés. Plusieurs scientifiques français de l’Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale), l’Institut Cochin, l’Institut Pasteur, l’AP-HP (Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris)  et l’Université Paris-Descartes se sont unis afin de mieux identifier la maladie.Ils auraient ainsi, au cours de leurs recherches, trouver une protéine qui entraînerait l’une des formes les plus dangereuses de méningite chez le bébé. Cette protéine serait située en surface de streptocoques B et les chercheurs tentent aujourd’hui de trouver le moyen d’utiliser cette découverte afin de prémunir l’enfant de la méningite B.Le 20 octobre 2010 à 16:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgNotes, quotes and anecdotes while wondering why some folks give a president — any president — all of the blame when gas prices go up but none of the credit when gas prices go down:Two types of builders — Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or an independent, here’s everything you need to know about politics and construction: If they’re building stuff you like, they’re entrepreneurs and job creators. If they’re building stuff you don’t like, they’re crony capitalists and downtown mafia. “The economy, stupid”– James Carville immortalized that phrase and helped Bill Clinton win the 1992 presidential election and an eight-year occupancy of the White House. That slogan remains just as popular and powerful a decade later; both Republicans and Democrats use it to strengthen their cases.Granted, unemployment remains way too high, but here’s an economic reality that helps people of all political beliefs as they ponder retirement plans: Since the Jan. 20, 2009 inauguration (Launch Day for the “I want my country back!” gang), the Dow is up about 65 percent, the NASDAQ has more than doubled and the S&P 500 has climbed about 73 percent.Earning the Prejudice merit badge — Yes, Boy Scouts of America has the right to exclude openly gay men and boys from their ranks. As USA Today pointed out recently, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 affirmed that right. But, as a former (half-century ago) assistant patrol leader with a Star rank and seven merit badges, I hereby denounce the policy as exclusionary. By refusing to show a level of tolerance that even the U.S. military has adopted, BSA faces consequences that could include declining membership.last_img read more

first_img3:30 Review • 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: A competent and feature-rich midsize sedan Car Industry Crossovers Sedans Now playing: Watch this: Preview • 2018 Subaru Legacy: AWD family stalwart heads to Chicago with new cabin tech Subaru Post a comment Share your voice 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Rich in features, but not in style 40 Photos 2020 Subaru Outback first drive: Tech and trail mixcenter_img 0 2019 Subaru Ascent review More about 2018 Subaru Legacy Enlarge ImageUnlike the Ascent recall for missing welds, these vehicles can be repaired. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Last year, Subaru recalled 293 Ascent SUVs for missing spot welds on the B-pillar, offering complete replacement vehicles for the nine owners who actually collected cars before the defect was found — the rest were put to an early death. Now, it appears Subaru has another similar recall on its hands, although these vehicles can actually be fixed.Subaru has issued a recall for 2,107 examples of the 2019 Legacy sedan and 2019 Outback crossover. The vehicles carry build dates between May 31 and June 6, 2019. It’s noted in the recall documents that Subaru expects only 12% of the recalled vehicles to carry the defect, and a Subaru spokesperson told The Detroit Bureau that maybe only a dozen vehicles or so actually made it to consumers before the problem was discovered.The issue stems from spot welds located below the cowl panel. These welds may have been improperly applied, thanks to a spot-welder tip that may have been cleaned and reshaped incorrectly. The bad welds may contribute to a reduction in overall body strength, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.Subaru discovered the issue at its US production plant after a body shop employee “heard an abnormal noise from the duct area,” according to documents filed with NHTSA. The very next day, Subaru’s supplier found the root cause, and within a couple weeks, Subaru had determined the population to recall and had initiated the recall itself.The small handful of buyers who have the recalled vehicles will have to return to the dealership. If technicians determine the car has an insufficient weld, the owner will have three options: The owner can receive a fresh replacement, Subaru can buy the car back from the owner or the vehicle can be returned to the manufacturing facility for repair. Subaru told The Detroit Bureau that the buyback and replacement options are less time-consuming for owners, which is why Subaru isn’t only suggesting repair. The vehicles that have not yet been sold will be inspected, repaired and prepped for sale. 2020 Subaru Legacy first drive: It’s what’s inside that counts 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: A competent but plain… Recalls Subaru Tags More From Roadshowlast_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen NowCuts to state jobs prompt union outcryElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauIn a class action grievance filed Tuesday, the Alaska State Employees Association says the governor overlooked a crucial detail in its contract agreement.State delays renewal of Pebble land use permitDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamAlaska’s Department of Natural Resources has delayed renewing a two-year land use permit for the Pebble Limited Partnership to give state regulators more time to review an “extensive” number of public comments.Juneau’s cruise ship head tax spending pitches due next weekJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauProposals to spend Juneau’s cruise ship passenger fees are due January 2, and so far, the city hasn’t received many pitches.Young, striking Trump-like note, reflects on 2016Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.\Alaska Congressman Don Young showed no enthusiasm for Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. But with President-elect Trump three weeks from his swearing-in, and a new Democratic minority leader in the Senate, Young is looking at the big picture and seeing the bright side.Capital City Fire/Rescue got hit with hundreds more calls in 2016Quinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauJuneau’s fire department is battling a near 12 percent increase in emergency calls. The higher volume has stretched the department thin and the Fire Chief says additional personnel is the only real solution.UAF research facility device could boost use of renewable energyTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksEngineers at UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power have invented a device that should help promote greater use of renewable-energy sources such as wind and hydropower to generate electricity in small, remote communities. Center officials say development of the ST100 is an important milestone in their effort to boost the use of renewables to help communities save money by burning less diesel fuel to generate power.Naknek augments power supply with new solar arrayAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamIn the search for cheap, renewable sources of energy to power rural Alaska, solar seems to have rarely gotten a look. But solar panel technology is constantly improving, and one small company set up an array in Naknek this year to prove it can work.last_img read more

first_imgA fuel tanker moves past Air India passenger jets parked at an airport in Kolkata May 6, 2012.Reuters fileState-run Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is expected to buy the Air India’s iconic former head office in Mumbai for an estimated Rs. 2,000 crore by the end of the current financial year, Mint has reported.Both the parties, JNPT and Air India are calculating their individual valuations for this iconic building situated at Mumbai’s Nariman Point. The money raised from this sale will be used to pay off a part of the national carrier which it has taken from the multiple financial institutions.The amount of Rs 2000 crore for this 23-storey building is expected to boost the debt-laden Air India as it will surpass the previous realisation. At current levels, the net debt of Maharaja is Rs 55000 crore which includes Rs 21,000-22,000 crore of aircraft debt. The national carrier is reporting losses since last decade and has also witnessed a muted response from the potential investors in the recent privatisation attempt.The iconic building served as the corporate headquarters for Air India until 2013 after which the head office was shifted to New Delhi. Currently, the building which is spread over 220,000 sq ft have multiple floors vacant overlooking the Arabian Sea and have been rented out to companies including the directorate general of shipping, State Bank of India, and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Air India Airbus A-320 Neo gets Water Canon Salute as it lands in New Delhi on Feb 16, 2017.IANSIn July, the property consultants had estimated that Air India could fetch about Rs 700 crore from the sale of this building, far below what the same building would have fetched a decade earlier. Apparently, Nariman Point, once among the world’s office locations, has lost its significance. The companies prefer Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex office hub.There are few challenges which real estate advisory firm Liases Foras’ managing director Pankaj Kapoor had highlighted to Mint in July and had said, “The buildings at Nariman Point are old and are not conducive to setting up modern offices with large floor plates and automation facilities.” He also had added that the Air India building could only fetch the airline about Rs 650-700 crore.last_img read more

first_imgAmerican Centre, Motion Picture distribution association, India in collaboration with Cinedarbaar will be organizing a three day Black History Month Film Festival on the 5, 6 and 7 February at the American Center, in the Capital. The festival will show six films docu-fiction that highlights the issues of civil rights, African American citizens and their fight for justice. Beloved starring Oprah Winfrey based on a novel will begin the festival. The film is set after the American Civil war and centers on a former slave and her experiences. The second day of the festival will show films like The Rosa Parks Story by Julie Dash which shares experiences of the life of Rosa Park and her actions in civil rights followed by Talk to Me is a biographical film about a radio personality Petey Greene who was also a community activist in the 1960s. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival comes to an end with three contemporary films- 42 is a biographical sports film about baseball player Jackie Robinson who became the first African- American Player, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom , again a biographical film on South African President. The closing film of the festival is the historical drama and a critically acclaimed film directed by Steven Mc Queen 12 years a Slave.The theme of the festival brings forth the observance of Black History month which is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans. Black History month owes its origins to Carter G. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWoodsen who started the celebration of Negro History week in February since it coincided with birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass (Social reformer). The festival will discuss such details; highlight the history, contemporary issues through sessions organized before the film screening by American Officials. Quiz on civil rights and black history month will be organized based on the films screened for the audience to win exciting prizes sponsored by the American Centre. Come and explore the dramas, docu fictions and take away the knowledge about the black history month by attending the interactive sessions and win exciting prizes. The entry to the festival is free and open for general public.When : January 5 to 7Where : American Centrelast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: An aircraft of Biman Bangladesh suffered a bird hit at Kolkata Airport while landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport on Monday morning. As no major damage could be traced, the flight took off for Dhaka around 12 pm.According to the sources, on Monday morning, around 10:30 am, an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh coming from Dhaka was about to land at NSCBI Airport. After the landing gear was opened, the pilot felt a hit below the front door of the aircraft. Immediately, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifewas informed. Upon receiving the information, the ATC officials arranged for an immediate landing of the aircraft. Emergency measures were taken. Around 10:30 am the flight landed safely and the passengers were evacuated. There were 162 passengers and seven crew members on board. The aircraft was declared grounded immediately. Later, the engineers checked with the aircraft for damages. As no major damage could not be identified, the flight was given the clearance to take off. The aircraft then took off from Kolkata for Dhaka around 12 pm. Significantly, the number of bird hit incidents are increasing in Kolkata as garbage is being dumped in the adjacent areas. In several occasions, the Airport Authority met with the civic bodies requesting removal of garbage from the area. Though municipalities and corporation in the adjacent areas of NSCBI Airport strictly ordered residents not to dump garbage, no one bothers.last_img read more

first_imgThe street names of Hollywood have become as famous as the movies the community is known for. While Mulholland Drive was immortalized in 2001 as the location of a surreal mystery thriller by David Lynch, the actual Drive played host to its own saga of debauchery and nightmares. In the 1970s Mulholland Drive became associated with not one, not two, but three legendary Tinseltown hellraisers: Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Marlon Brando. The street was actually renamed “Bad Boy Drive” in their somewhat dubious honor.Mulholland Drive signpost.All were famous for a catalog of outrageous exploits, but the men themselves were arguably very different. Nicholson reportedly ran an open house, bought with the proceeds from the drug-fueled yet generation-defining road movie Easy Rider (1969).In a 2009 article for the Express, promoting author Richard Sellers’ book Bad Boy Drive, Nicholson’s unusual approach to housewarming was revealed, where he “spent three months walking around completely naked from dawn till sunset whether he had visitors or not.”Jack Nicholson signing autographs at a ceremony for Dennis Hopper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo by Angela George CC BY-SA 3.0The laid-back star had no shortage of callers, drawn to the secluded nature of the property. It was “Tucked away in a private canyon” and soon became “the epicentre of the era’s drug-soaked social scene… its owner has described it as a ‘goofy little tiny mountain cabin.’”However, the decadent vibe turned dark during a visit by director Roman Polanski in 1977. Polanski brought with him an underage model and the result was a situation where he fled the United States, following charges of rape.Roman Polanski in Paris at the lunch of the César awards nominees. Photo by Georges Biard CC BY-SA 3.0On a lighter note, Marlon Brando was known to drop by for a snack or two. It was something he found difficult in his own place, owing to the lock he’d placed on his own fridge. Brando had to be forcibly separated from food and constantly battled his cravings. When Jack went out for a stroll, Marlon went in for a bite.Marlon Brando. Photo Lou Wolf49 -Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0Unlike Nicholson with his welcoming hideaway, Brando lived in what was described as a “fortress, protected by vicious dogs and armed guards.” It was probably appropriate, as the house saw some violent behavior over the years. As with Nicholson and Beatty, Brando was a womanizer, but his romantic inclinations would sometimes produce disastrous consequences. His relationship with actress Rita Moreno being a case in point.Rita Moreno, 1963. Photo by Jac. de Nijs / Anefo – Nationaal Archief CC BY-SA 3.0 nlA 2017 Vanity Fair article quoted Moreno, who talked about her dramatic association with the master method actor. She said that “meeting him that first day sent my body temperature skyrocketing as though I had been dropped into a very hot bath… He broke my heart and came close to crushing my very spirit with his physical infidelities and, worse, with his emotional betrayals.”Cruising at night in Los Angeles it can get confusing which way to go at some of these intersections.Brando was already cheating on his first wife Anna Kashfi. When he decided to move on from Moreno however, he got more than he bargained for. The devastated actress “tried to kill herself on his doorstep,” according to the Express.Even worse was to come in the shape of a tragic homicide at the house involving two of Brando’s children, Christian and Cheyenne. Believing Cheyenne was being abused by fiancé Dag Drollet, Christian shot and killed him in 1990. The bride to be was reportedly suffering from mental health issues, and Christian claimed what happened was an accident. He received a five year sentence for manslaughter.Jack Nicholson Mulholland Drive Estate – a modest 4 BR 3 BA 3303 square foot home. He is known to jump from the second floor balcony directly into the pool, and loves to smack golf balls into the canyon below. Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty ImagesWhereas Nicholson was comfortable in his unconventional domestic environment and Brando put up walls to keep people out, Warren Beatty was less of a homebird. He’d resided in hotels before heading to Mulholland Drive. The Express mentions that he “moved to number 13671 in the mid-Seventies to be near his pal Nicholson.”Scenes from the movie Bonnie and Clyde with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Produced by Warner Brothers Studios. Getty ImagesThere are serial seducers and then there’s Warren Beatty. states he “has been linked to numerous co-stars and other celebrities. He had a romance with Natalie Wood, whom he’d met while filming Splendor in the Grass.” That ended when Beatty skipped dinner with Wood to have a 3 day romp with an employee of the restaurant they were in.Biography writes he has “created a lasting legacy for his many dalliances with his leading ladies and other high-profile women.” His eventual settling down with Annette Bening, coupled with Brando’s passing, has left Nicholson the last of the so-called Bad Boy trio.Read another story from us: Glitz, Glamour and Debauchery – Inside the Legendary Chateau MarmontMulholland Drive is a less exciting place now. But listen carefully and you may hear the echoes of former triumphs and tragedies, generated by these three extraordinary individuals.last_img read more

first_imgGreyson García and Kerlin Jiménez buy flowers at the Floristería La Central in downtown San José. The couple has been together for three years and decided to give themselves a nice flower bouquet to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Facebook Comments Related posts:A rocket landing in Tortuguero? PHOTO ESSAY: Barrio Amón Shoe Repair Shop Crisis at the border: Costa Rica weighs its options after Nicaragua violently turns back Cuban migrants Obama addresses the Cuban nation in historic Havana visitlast_img read more

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald is not a hockey player, and that was apparent from the moment he stepped on the ice Monday afternoon at Gila River Arena to skate with Shane Doan and other Coyotes.Fitzgerald traded his cleats for skates in part to help promote Saturday’s Coyotes game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which is also “Larry Fitzgerald Night” — 10,000 bobbleheads of him in a Coyotes uniform will be given out. “It’s really exciting,” he said. “I know my kids are excited; I’m excited to be there and watch the game.“I haven’t been for about a year or so, so it’s always good to come out and support. Hopefully, we come out with a W Saturday.”Fitzgerald said taking the ice at Gila River Arena was something he had always wanted to do but never tried, and to his credit, he never fell down and only a couple times appeared to stumble. He was also able to corral some short passes from Doan as well as get a couple pucks to the Coyotes’ Captain.Turns out, none of this was tough to put together.“When they told me that they were potentially thinking about doing a bobblehead night, I was very receptive,” Fitzgerald said. “Shane didn’t have to call me or try to tug me on it. I wanted to do it.“I’m a big fan. I love my local teams. The Coyotes are always very active in the community, their players are always out doing great things. I wanted to come out and lend some help to try to get some people to come watch the game.”Alas, the 33-year-old who last week announced he was going to continue his Hall of Fame football career in 2017 will not likely be looking to change sports anytime soon, which is fine with the Cardinals and their fans, who are excited to have another season with one of the best players in the franchise’s history. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling A good guy — nay, a great guyOn Saturday at the NFL Honors, Fitzgerald was named a co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Many of the Year Award. He is sharing the honor with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.“I’m still just extremely humbled by it,” he said. “I don’t think anyone who has ever won sets out to win a humanitarian award; I don’t think that’s the essence behind serving.“But to be recognized with three outstanding men, and then it was even cooler to have Kurt Warner invited to the stage — a past recipient and the newest Hall of Famer — it was just a really cool night and one I will never forget.”Warner won the same award while with the Cardinals in 2008, with the trophy being presented him prior to Super Bowl XLIII, in which Arizona played.Kurt’s in CantonFitzgerald, who caught 39 touchdown passes from Kurt Warner, was excited to see his former teammate finally get the Hall of Fame nod.“It’s great to see Kurt get in,” he said. “I know he’s been waiting for the call and to see him up on that stage with some of the greatest to ever do it, it was a lot of fun. I’m so happy for him. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories center_img “He’s meant a lot to me on a personal level and obviously on a professional level, and to see that smile on his face and know the sacrifices he’s made, to be able to finally get up there was great.”That BobbleheadMost of the time, bobbleheads have a pretty strong resemblance to the player (or person) they are meant to honor. Fitzgerald is pleased with his.“They kept me abreast of the whole process when it was going,” he said. “It came out good. I’ve got a good looking bobblehead.”Fitzgerald, who is donning the Coyotes’ home sweater, thinks they got the important details right.“I think so. It’s got my hair, it’s got my earrings, it’s got my big teeth,” he joked. “I think it’s got me sewed up.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Make sure to pick up this sweet @LarryFitzgerald bobblehead on Feb. 11 for Larry Fitzgerald Night vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. #Coyotes— Jeffrey Sanders (@JeSanders11) January 9, 2017 Why keep going?That Fitzgerald decided to return for another season may not have come as a surprise to some, especially since he is still playing at a high level and was under contract for another season.But still, Fitzgerald did contemplate calling it a career. He reiterated that he just couldn’t see his playing days end on a season like the last one.“Just got unfinished business,” he said. “We had a great year the previous year, then came back and didn’t have the kind of year we wanted to have.”Fitzgerald said the standard the organization has set was not met in 2016, and he is sure they can do better.“We have too much talent and ability,” he said. “Everybody knows the windows in sports are very small, and when you have a team that possesses the talent and ability to make a run, you want to keep the nucleus together.”The Cardinals finished last season 7-8-1, but that final record does nothing to limit Fitzgerald’s belief.“I just know the kind of talent we have. Offensively, defensively we can compete with anybody,” he said. “We have a roster full of very gifted players; we just need to be able to put it together for 16 weeks to get us a chance to get in the dance. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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