LPG agency worker beaten to death in Rajasthan

first_imgA group of villagers and relatives of a woman allegedly thrashed a man to death suspecting his motives when he entered a house at Lavera Kalan in the Bhopalgarh area of Jodhpur district’s ;ate on Tuesday night. The victim, Rampal Jat, 30, was stated to be an employee of a gas agency.The police have arrested five persons, two of them women. While Rampal’s father, Koja Ram Jat, said in his complaint to the police that his son had gone to the village to attend to a complaint of gas leak, villagers doubted his intentions because there was no one except a woman in the house when he had come.Lavera Kalan village is predominantly inhabited by the nomadic tribal Bawari community. The villagers allegedly attacked Rampal with sticks and other objects and left him to die on the spot. When the police reached the site, he had died.The police have launched an investigation after arresting the five accused — Shravan Ram, Kamal Kishore, Ramprakash, Vimla and Chayati Devi — identified in the FIR. Rampal’s body was handed over to his family after a post-mortem in Mathura Das Mathur Government Hospital in Jodhpur.Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot expressed anguish over the incident, which occurred shortly after the alleged lynching of dairy farmer, Rakbar Khan, in Alwar district. “It has once again proved [that] there is no law and order in Rajasthan, as people are taking the law in their hands almost everyday,” he tweeted.last_img read more

French Open: Milos Raonic parts ways with coach Richard Krajicek

first_imgMilos Raonic and coach Richard Krajicek have decided to part ways after less than six months working together, the Canadian said in the wake of his exit from the French Open.The world number six did not win a title under the former Wimbledon champion, who was appointed in December, and progressed to the final in two of nine tournaments.Raonic lost to Pablo Carreno Busta in the fourth round at Roland Garros on Sunday.”My coach, Richard Krajicek, and I have decided to part ways. This decision has been a mutual one,” Raonic said on his official Twitter account.”I would like to thank Richard for his help with my game, his dedication and professionalism. I wish him all the best.”Raonic, who has continued to work with long-time coach Riccardo Piatti, will aim to get his season back on track at the Aegon Championships in Birmingham, later this month.last_img read more

The Amazing Aris Sports Bar in Wisconsin (Video)

first_imgWEST ALLIS, WI – The Aris Sports Bar is located in West Allis, Milwaukee, and its logo is Aris, the God of War. It is obvous that the owners are supporters of the major Greek multi-sport club Aris Thessaloniki which is founded on March 25, 1914.The bar has opened in 2009 and specializes in Greek-American cuisine.“Opening in 2009, Aris Sports Bar has become synonymous with outstanding Wings and B.B.Q. and traditional American-Greek cuisine in West Allis. Our chef and staff has an amazing amount of skill and experience creating splendid dishes using the freshest ingredients, serving everything in a warm and inviting environment,” the owners of the Aris Sports Bar write in their webpage. TweetPinShare66 Shareslast_img read more

Corbin Earns 1st Win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

first_imgWASHINGTON — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 Thursday in the deciding matchup of a three-game series.Signed to a six-year contract in December after pitching for six seasons in Arizona, Corbin started three games without a decision with his new team. In this one, the Nationals staked him to an early lead that he easily made stand up.“It feels great to get my first win here as a Nat,” the lefty said. “It seemed like every inning I was able to make pitches and get ahead of guys.”Corbin (1-0) struck out nine, walked one and a hit a batter over 7 2/3 innings against a struggling San Francisco offense that came in with a .208 average. The lone hits against the 29-year-old were a fifth-inning double by Evan Longoria and a two-out RBI double by Erik Kratz in the eighth.After Kratz broke up the shutout, Corbin exited to cheers from most of the 26,085 fans at the weekday afternoon game in the nation’s capital.“I still felt strong at the end,” he said.Kyle Barraclough entered and retired pinch-hitter Buster Posey. Sean Doolittle worked the ninth, giving up three hits and a run while earning his second save.The Giants had problems with Corbin’s fastball and the strike zone of plate umpire Ryan Additon. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was tossed in the fifth inning and left fielder Brandon Belt was ejected in the seventh after he threw down his helmet in disgust over a called third strike.“I probably said something. It wasn’t very nice,” Belt said.For the Giants, it was an unfortunate case of subtraction by Additon.“As big leaguers we make adjustments. He’s got to do the same thing,” Belt said. “We put too much into this game to have at-bats taken away. That’s a tough pill to swallow.”Asked about the third strike that got him ousted, Belt said, “At no point was it a strike. That’s the tough thing.”Bochy, who was ejected after arguing a fifth-inning called strike on Belt, said, “It was frustrating for some of those hitters. That zone was too big. Belt had no chance.”There were a combined 23 strikeouts in the game, 12 of them called.San Francisco starter Drew Pomeranz (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out seven but walked three.After the Giants went down in order to start the game, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom half for a 1-0 lead. San Francisco is the only team in the majors that hasn’t scored in the first and is 6 for 63 (.095) in the inning.In the third, Anthony Rendon extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games with a two-out double and scored on a double by Juan Soto.Wilmer Difo hit a solo shot in the fourth, and Pomeranz was lifted after issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.By: David Ginsburg, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rahul and Deepak Chahar to play together for India for the first time

first_imgRahul Chahar became the latest leg-spinner to break into the India team after he was handed his international debut in the 3rd T20I against West Indies at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday. Rahul Chahar will play alongside his brother Deepak Chahar as the two would be in action for India together for the first time.Rahul Chahar was handed his debut cap by India captain Virat Kohli as the 20-year-old became the fourth youngest T20I debutant for India.Having clinched the series already, India tried a new playing XI combination for the final game. Rahul Chahar replaced all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, while Deepak Chahar came in place for Khaleel Ahmed. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma was rested and KL Rahul replaced him in the side.Rahul and Deepak Chahar have now become the 4th pair of brothers to play for India in the international cricket with Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath, Irfan and Yousuf Pathan, Hardik and Krunal Pandya being the other three pairs to feature for India.Rahul and Deepak Chahar were born seven years apart and are cousin brothers. The two have already been at opposite ends of one of the fiercest rivalries of the IPL when Deepak got the better of his brother Rahul as he dismissed him for a duck in the IPL final in Hyderabad.20-year-old legspinner Rahul Chahar will make his India debut today in the third T20I against West IndiesHow do you think he’ll get on?#WIvIND LIVE https://t.co/BLwOeTRm5h pic.twitter.com/BptzRexnh9advertisementICC (@ICC) August 6, 2019Deepak has already represented India in the ODIs and a T20Is and was named in the T20I squad for West Indies on the back of an impressive performance for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019. With 22 wickets, the right-arm pacer ended up as the team’s second-highest wicket-taker (after Imran Tahir), and the third-highest in the tournament.Rahul Chahar earned his maiden call-up to the national side on the back of excellent show with the ball for India A last month. The leg-spinner claimed six wickets in three outings as India-A won the series 4-1.The young leggie alsp starred in Mumbai India’s record title winning IPL season. Rahul picked up 13 wickets from 13 matches at an impressive average of 23.69 with an economy rate of 6.55.Rahul has so far played 14 first-class matches and picked up 63 wickets at 26.44 including 6 five-wicket hauls while in 24 List-A games he has got 42 wickets at 24.52. He is averaging 23.33 in T20 cricket with 27 scalps from 16 matches.Deepak on the other hand, had his best season in the IPL this year with 22 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 21.90 and gave away just 482 runs in the process. He was a key wicket-taking option for skipper MS Dhoni with the new ball in the Powerplay overs.India defeated West Indies by 4 wickets in the opening T20I and won the following match by 22 runs by DLS method after rain stopped play to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.Also Seelast_img read more

Lee Kang-in: Meet South Korea’s answer to David Silva

first_imgWhile the Under-20 World Cup threw up plenty of surprises, one of the biggest was South Korea finding themselves in the final against eventual winners, Ukraine. The Asian side had one player largely to thank for that success: Lee Kang-in.Despite having only just turned 18 in February, Lee picked up the Golden Ball as the best player during the tournament in Poland, after netting score twice in the knockout stages, including a penalty to open the scoring in Saturday’s final.But it was his all-round play which impressed the most, causing opposition defences endless headaches with his quick feet and ability to feel comfortable playing anywhere in the attacking third of the pitch. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And while Lee begins to make his mark on the global game, his talents have been clear to those in his native Korea since he appeared as a six-year-old on television talent show ‘Soccer Prodigy’ in 2007.The son of a taekwondo instructor father, Lee was able to illustrate his extraordinary athleticism as well as his enviable left foot.”He absorbs knowledge like a sponge,” said South Korea legend Yoo Sang-cheol at the time. “He is the ace of the team with excellent speed, shooting and defensive technique.”Four years later, Lee was spotted by Valencia and, along with both his parents and his two sisters, the then 10-year-old moved to the east coast of Spain. Three years of continuing to impress within the Liga outfit’s academy structure and he signed a six-year contract to remain in the shadow of Mestalla until he reached maturity.By the age of 16, Lee had developed at such a rate that he had begun to be included in Valencia’s Under-20s side, though in most games he remained a level above both his team-mates and opponents.His professional debut would not be far away as he was soon promoted to the Valencia Mestalla side, who play in the third tier of Spanish football.Lee Kang-in GFXYet more eye-catching performances saw the club move quickly to tie Lee down to a new four-year contract, which included an €80 million (£71m/$89m) release clause.The headlines that created meant that he could not be ignored by first-team coach Marcelino and, in October 2018, he made his Valencia debut in a 2-1 win over Ebro in the Copa del Rey. Appearances in La Liga and the Europa League followed, as well as further starts in the Copa for the eventual winners.”He is willing to learn every day, regardless of whether he is in first or second-team training,” said Valencia academy director Luis Vicente Mateo when speaking to Goal about Lee’s potential in 2018. “He is a player with outstanding talent.”Having been named in Goal’s NxGn list of the best 50 teenage footballers on the planet in March, the pressure will begin to mount on Lee to further his development for both club and country.Already at Valencia he has been likened to David Silva, who, like Lee, was a diminutive left-footed creative midfielder that came through the club’s academy before becoming the lynchpin of the first team.Lee Kang-in South Korea 2019Meanwhile, in South Korea, the expectation on Lee following his exploits over the last month will only grow, and though Son Heung-min continues to draw the majority of the attention of the footballing public after playing a starring role in Tottenham’s passage to the Champions League final, it will not be long until he is usurped in the public’s consciousness by a player eight years his junior.The potential for the pair to play together at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is mouthwatering, to say the least.Whether Lee is still playing for Valencia by then is another question.Despite his eyebrow-raising release clause, his performances in Poland have led to reports of interest from Real Madrid.Los Blancos have already secured the services of one of Asia’s most prodigious young talents in the shape of Takefusa Kubo, and combining him with Lee may well prove a dream scenario both on and off the pitch.For now, though, Lee is taking his new-found attention in his stride.On returning to his homeland following the Under-20 World Cup, he said: “The Golden Ball is a prize that all my team-mated received together.”Modest but super-talented, Lee has every asset required to become a global superstar.last_img read more

VRBO Is ‘Giving Away’ a Mountain with the Win the Mountain Sweepstakes

first_img Next Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany The sweepstakes was announced on the heels of VRBO’s all-new 2018 Winter Travel Collection. Sometimes a budget Airbnb is good enough for those seeking reasonable slopeside accommodations. But, when you want to go big, you need a proper ski chalet. Most of the mega-cabins in this VRBO collection sleep more than 20 guests, and all boast seriously over-the-top amenities. While many run north of $1,000 per night, consider how cheap that rate actually is when you divvy it up among a dozen or more of your closest friends. Plus, VRBO offers rentals in the best U.S. ski destinations — Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, Vail, Breckenridge, and Park City — and throughout the world.The VRBO Win the Mountain Sweepstakes is open from now through November 17, 2018. Just head to the official website, enter a few personal details, and you’re registered to win! 1 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations Professional Climber Adrian Ballinger on the Savage Mountain, No-Oxygen Climbing, and YouTube center_img Plus, the entire winning group will enjoy a three-night stay at a stunning, slopeside mansion in Beaver, Utah. Even for non-riders, the sprawling, 3,600-square-foot “cabin” is destination-worthy in its own right. With two living rooms, a large loft, dedicated gaming and entertainment areas, a gourmet kitchen, and two wraparound decks with an outdoor hot tub and eye-popping views, you may want to skip the slopes altogether. Previous Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More As with hiking, going to the movies, and trimming your nose hair, skiing is an activity best enjoyed without throngs of strangers around. Unfortunately, unless your Richard Branson or some Russian oil tycoon, “private skiing” isn’t really a thing. This year, VRBO is changing that notion for we mortal men with the Win the Mountain Sweepstakes.For skiers, snowboarders, and people who love scenic alpine grandeur in winter, this prize pack is about as sweet as it gets. One lucky winner, plus 19 of their closest friends and family, will score an entire day in February 2019 of private access at Utah’s Eagle Point Resort. In this case, “private” means private — enjoying the whole mountain including lifts, trails, all facilities, a mountain concierge, and even one-on-one ski instruction — all without a single other snow-rider in sight. The package also includes two additional days of lift tickets for everyone and a $5,000 travel stipend to get your squad to Utah. 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List last_img read more

You Can Seek Wild Sharks in the Bahamas in the Name of Conservation

first_imgMost beach-goers hope to avoid shark encounters altogether. For adventurous nature-lovers, however, shark diving is practically a required bucket list experience. It’s one thing to see them from inside a cage; it’s quite another to experience a hands-on encounter with the opportunity to handle and tag them. Next month, one Bahamian resort in The Exumas will provide travelers the option to do just that.Sami KattanThe aptly named Shark Tagging Adventure at Grand Isle Resort and Spa promises travelers unprecedented, up-close access to the ocean’s greatest apex predator. Guests will board a research vessel alongside some of the world’s leading marine biologists, including Dr. Austin Gallagher. They’ll sail the Atlantic in search of hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and reef sharks. Once found, the creatures will be tagged with satellite trackers to allow biologists to monitor their real-time movements. Guests can help take measurements and even small tissue samples.The adventure is designed for guests to interact with the sharks as much or as little as they wish. Although, who’s booking a shark tagging adventure and doesn’t want to actually tag sharks? World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Sami KattanWhile the initiative is designed to provide travelers with a unique experience, its primary goal is, of course, to do some good for the sharks. Beneath the Waves, the NGO behind the project, promotes healthier oceans in general and the advance of shark conservation in particular. The organization’s ongoing research helps to ensure the future of their populations throughout the Bahamas which is one of the world’s most critical and diverse areas for sharks. All of the $500-per-person donation fee for guests of the Shark Tagging Adventure goes towards supporting the initiative. If that price seems steep, you can rest a little easier knowing you’re doing some good for the environment (plus, there are free snacks on board!).The first round of tagging excursions from Grand Isle Resort & Spa (just a one-hour flight from Miami) is scheduled for February 19-26, 2019. Space aboard each daily outing is limited to guarantee an exclusive, small-tour experience. Because of its unexpected popularity, however, the hotel already expects to add more dates in the coming months. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App center_img Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Editors’ Recommendations Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Otherlast_img read more

WWL Fleet Ready for EU MRV

first_imgzoom Wallenius Wilhelmsen group has received class approval for its MRV plans across the company’s fleet.As explained, Wallenius’ fleet will be compliant when the new regulation takes effect from January 1, 2018.The Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 (MRV) regulation is part of EU’s regulatory strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which for shipping are 98% CO2. It requires ship owners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 gross tons calling at any EU and EFTA – including Norway and Iceland – port.To prepare to comply with the EU MRV regulation, the first step was to develop and submit a monitoring plan for each of the group’s ships that fall under the scope of the regulation by August 31, 2017.The monitoring plans have now been verified by the various classification societies used by the fleet.“The reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the largest challenges for the shipping industry. Wallenius Wilhelmsen group supports a fact-based approach to further CO2 regulatory development and therefore sees comprehensive data collection and analysis as a logical first step in that process,” Roger Strevens, Head of Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), commented.Data collection, which starts on January 1, 2018, must be done for every voyage, or voyage leg, where an EU port is involved. That data includes the quantity of each fuel type consumed as well as the amount of cargo work done in ton kilometers. The data is verified by a third-party organization and then aggregated on an annual per vessel basis before being sent to a central database. The aggregated vessel data will be published by the European Commission by June 30, 2019.A global CO2 Data Collection Scheme (DCS) is also being developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is set to start in 2019.“As a global industry, it is critical to have effective global regulation, therefore WWL strongly supports efforts to bring EU’s MRV into alignment with the DCS of IMO. That effort will help to avoid unnecessary double reporting,” WWL said.The IMO is currently working on its Initial GHG Strategy, which will be ready by mid-2018. That strategy will set out the general approach to decarbonization in the sector and may include indications of when specific reduction milestones should be met.last_img read more

Flying man fails to cross English Channel on flyboard

first_imgParis: French inventor Franky Zapata, dubbed “Flying man”, on Thursday failed to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered flyboard after he missed a refuelling platform on a boat. Zapata, a former jet-skiing champion, took off from Sangatte in northern France while standing on the hoverboard powered by five turbine engines, with 42 liters of kerosene in his backpack, enough for about 10 minutes of flight. He planned to reach Dover in England in 20 minutes. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTravelling at an average speed of 140 km/h and at an altitude of between 15 to 20 metres, the 40-year-old inventor failed to land on the boat to refuel the machine to soar above the remaining distance. “It’s a huge disappointment… We practiced this manoeuver dozens of times in heavier seas, with platforms that moved more, without any problems,” Stephane Denis, a member of Zapata crew told BFMTV news channel. Due to waves the platform hit the flyboard while Zapata was landing and overbalanced him before he fell into the sea, he said. “The ships were able to recover him very quickly. Physically, he is unharmed, but he is very angry,” Denis added.last_img read more

DNA privacy questioned as police nab suspects by searching family trees

first_imgVICTORIA – As the years stretched into decades with no arrests after his sister’s body was found in Washington state, it was becoming hard for John Van Cuylenborg of Victoria, B.C., to maintain hope for any justice or answers.Then he received a phone call about investigators getting a break in the cold case.It involved a controversial new investigative technique that American police have been using to comb through the genetic family trees of potential suspects in such unsolved crimes.The technique is raising questions about privacy of a person’s DNA on both sides of the border.“It was surreal, really, after 31 years to get that phone call,” Van Cuylenborg said. “It was very gratifying for all of us who have held out hope for that long that something would come of it, but without the technology, I don’t think it would have happened.”Police in Snohomish County, Wash., announced the arrest of William Earl Talbott in May and have charged him with first-degree murder in the death of Tanya Van Cuylenborg, who was 18 in November 1987. The body of her boyfriend Jay Cook, 20, was found about an hour’s drive away.Detectives said they uploaded a DNA sample from the crime scene to an open-source genealogy database called GEDmatch. After identifying genetic relatives, investigators built a family tree that led to Talbott as a suspect. Police then collected a fresh DNA sample from a discarded cup. It was a match.The charge against Talbott has not been proven in court.While the arrest has brought some sense of closure to John Van Cuylenborg, the new investigative strategy has prompted debate in Canada about privacy rights.Josh Paterson, executive director for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, warned that positive results don’t necessarily justify the process.“The fact of one story or a handful of stories seemingly going in a positive way doesn’t take away our concern for the potential of misuse for these kinds of tools,” he said.Even in cases where a website warns users that their genetic information may be shared with police, Paterson said, it means someone’s third cousin may be consenting on their behalf.In Canada, there are strict rules for good reason around the use of genetic information in the National DNA Data Bank, which limits samples to individuals convicted of certain crimes and regulates their use by police, he said.In contrast, he said American detectives appear to be fishing for suspects through genealogy sites that store genetic information.“They’re basically throwing a net in the sea and asking these companies what they might come back with,” he said.On the other hand, Eike-Henner Kluge, a professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria with an interest in biomedical and information ethics, said there are cases where privacy rights can be breached if there’s a threat of harm to others, and unsolved murders may be one of them.“Any right is subject to the equal and competing rights of others,” Kluge said in an email. “This is also recognized in the classic legal statement, ‘Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.’ “Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, who assisted in the Van Cuylenborg investigation, said she used genetic genealogy to help thousands of adoptees find their biological families before agreeing to help law enforcement.“It’s something I declined to do for a very long time. I was concerned about informed consent, about people in the genetic genealogy databases having their DNA used for a purpose they had not consented to and were not aware was a possibility,” Moore said, adding it took her only eight hours to identify a suspect.After genetic genealogy was used to make an arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer case inApril and GEDmatch changed its terms of service to alert people to possible police involvement, Moore said she feels more comfortable with the idea that people are informed.She also said while she can help police identify suspects, their DNA must still be tested against samples from the crime scene in the traditional way.“What I’m doing is only a hint or clue pointing them in the right direction. It’s not evidence they could use for an arrest,” Moore said.It’s unclear if Canadian law enforcement are using the same techniques.The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are subject to federal and provincial private-sector privacy laws, if they are based in the country or have a real and substantial link to Canada and are engaged in commercial activities.Generally speaking, Canadian police would have lawful authority to pursue an action such as trying to identify suspects with DNA information held by private companies under those laws, the office said.It also noted, however, that the DNA Identification Act, which introduced the National DNA Data Bank in 1998, does not allow for familial searching.“Our view is that DNA constitutes highly sensitive personal information. While DNA profiles can help solve cold cases … and bring emotional closure to victims and families, their collection and retention must respect the highest possible standards of fair balance between security and privacy,” it said in an emailed statement.“As direct-to-consumers genetic tests become increasingly available, particularly over the Internet, it is important to understand their privacy risks.”last_img read more

NEW CBC SERIES BECOMING CANADIAN TELLS THE STORIES OF CANADAS NEWEST CITIZENS

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Episodic Descriptions:Episode 1 (Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): Rachel was assigned male at birth, but always knew she was a woman. Ellaha came from an educated family in Afghanistan, but was told by the Taliban that girls could no longer attend school.  Kerstin grew up trapped inside East Berlin until the Berlin Wall came down. Syed’s mother was six months pregnant with him when an accident killed his father leaving his mother to raise her two sons.Episode 2 (Monday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT)): Mohamad left war-torn Lebanon to become a medical doctor in Canada. Mo has a career she never would have imagined possible back in China. After leaving Trinidad, Jerome rediscovered his love of soccer in his new home country. After hearing about the ‘politeness’ of Canada, Annabelle and Aidan decided to raise their children here.Episode 3 (Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): With tribal warfare raging, Jemal fled to the world’s largest refugee camp, leaving his pregnant wife behind.  Janice came to Canada and found a job and the love of her life at a Tim Hortons. Abimbola realized his dream of bodybuilding in Canada, something he would never have done back in Nigeria. Rita and her family fled from Iraq to Syria – a relatively safer place at the time. She ended up being on the last plane out of Damascus before the airport was closed.Episode 4 (Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): Hsa’s family was given a simple choice by his homeland’s oppressive government: flee or die. From a region known for rugby, Rhys moved to Canada for his love of hockey. Juliette wants to break the cycle of systemic racism and teach her kids to appreciate the diversity of Canada. Esther went from a Mexican living a secret life in the US to being a married Maritimer.Episode 5 (Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)): Gannon came to Canada for love. Tony brought his experience to a small prairie town and reopened the local Legion to support veterans. Kallie lost everything when she arrived in Canada, but she built a successful and fulfilling business with hard work. Following a chance encounter on a cruise ship, Romulo moved to Canada and changed his family’s lives for the better.Episode 6 (Friday, June 30 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT)): With three young daughters and financial struggles, John and Claudia took the biggest risks of their lives – moving to Canada to start a business without knowing how to speak English. An 88-year old is proud of all her accomplishments, including her four-person marriage and now adds her long-awaited, hard-earned Canadian citizenship to the list. Sharmila was expecting to become a Canadian alongside her mother but an unfortunate illness had her sharing her citizenship ceremony with her young daughter instead.  Saliu and Adeola moved from a big city in Nigeria to a small town in Regina with reservations but found an unexpected new way of life.BECOMING CANADIAN is produced in by Antica Productions and eOne in association with CBC, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and with the participation of the Bell Fund. The series is executive produced by eOne’s Jocelyn Hamilton and Antica’s Stuart Coxe and produced by Brad Brough and Jeanette Trigiani Diehl for Antica.CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to have CIBC as a partner in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, in the same year that CIBC is also turning 150. For full 2017 programming information please visit 2017guide.cbc.ca..About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.About Antica ProductionsAntica produces engaging, award-winning, nation-building content. We’ve proven that our TV, digital, podcast, and branded entertainment start important national conversations. From large studio shows to intimate films and documentaries, Antica gets people talking about history, science, music, sports, and so much more. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Narrated by Canadian rapper and producer Kardinal Offishall, new six-part factual series BECOMING CANADIAN will premiere on CBC with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), with additional episodes airing throughout the week in the lead up to Canada 150 on July 1. Produced by Antica Productions Ltd. in association with global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), the series captures citizenship ceremonies from across Canada and reveals the amazing, inspiring and heart-warming stories of some of the approximately 250,000 people who will become Canadians in 2016/2017. All of these new Canadians have stories that are as diverse as the number of countries they are emigrating from, ranging from heartbreaking and tragic, to inspirational and uplifting. With four stories in each half-hour episode, the series captures, firsthand, how life-changing becoming Canadian can be for new citizens and those closest to them.First launched online in January 2017 with short-form digital content, BECOMING CANADIAN has amassed hundreds of participants and thousands of followers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and cbc.ca/2017/becoming-canadian. The digital extension of the series will feature additional new content and stories throughout the rest of 2017.Full Broadcast Schedule:Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. NT)Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (8:30 and 9 p.m. NT) Twitterlast_img read more

First Nations and minority groups targeted by scouting campfire song book

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsKidnapping. Cannibalism. Murderous savages. Black children eating bananas before bleaching their skin: these aren’t your typical campfire sing-along songs.But the very real – and very concerning lyrics – were all found in “Chansons Cigalou,” a Scouts songbook published and used by the 212e Troupe Ste-Bibiane, based in the Rosemont neighborhood of Montreal.Back in March, a Haitian mother was alerted to the controversial song choices when her daughter, one of two black children in the troupe, came home distressed.At camp, they were learning a song called “Le Petit Negro” (The Little Negro); its primitive-sounding language and pandering to time-worn racial stereotypes caused immediate concern.Translated, the song goes like this: “When me hungry, not sick, me eat bananas/ Zim boumba, zim boumba!/When me dirty, all filthy, me use Javel (bleach) water/ Zim boumba, zim boumba!”(“When me sad, me sick, me cry big tears/Zim boumba, zim boumba!/When me hungry, not sick, me eat bananas/Zim boumba, zim boumba!/ When me dirty, all filthy, me use Javel (bleach) water/ Zim boumba, zimboumba!/ When me clean, perfumed, you’ll see I’m pretty/Zim boumba, zim boumba!)When the mother contacted senior officials at L’Association des Scouts du Canada – a French-language organization unaffiliated with the more widely-known Scouts Canada – the mother was allegedly told she was “oversensitive,” and trying to be politically correct.In another instance, she was told that if every song was considered objectionable, there wouldn’t be anything left to sing.“This is supposed to be the Scouts movement – open to the world, open to diversity, respectful of – among other things – human rights and human values,” explained Fo Niemi, executive director of the Centre of Research and Race Relations, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to Montrealers looking to make public complaints about systemic racism.Niemi says they’ve been following the case – and the lack of response to it – for a couple of months.He was appointed spokesperson for the case after the mother, who works in the French education system, opted to remain anonymous out of fear there would be repercussions for herself and her daughter.“We feel that this whole booklet, this songbook taken as a whole, basically perpetuates a lot of negative racial stereotypes of different people,” Niemi explained.“Firstly we didn’t believe it, until we saw the songbook and we realized ‘we have a big problem,’” he added. (The first stanza of the song Tomahawk says “your name is war, your place in combat. The second stanza is slightly more alarming: “When they come in the plains/ an enemy people/ you’ll shout your chant of hate/while flying towards them/Ugh! Ugh! Crow yuh work!/ Thrown by a strong arm/Messenger of death/Making blood run”)One song called “Zimbaboue” makes reference to bringing home a “little dark-skinned friend” as a souvenir from Africa to replace a white child eaten by cannibals.“Mahomet” openly ridicules the prophet Muhammed.Some songs use gibberish in place of foreign languages or cultural chants.First Nations are also targeted in a handful of ‘Cigalou’s’ songs.“Tomahawk,” for example, makes reference to Indigenous peoples shouting their “songs of hate” towards an oncoming enemy, calling them “messengers of death [who] make blood run.”In another, Indigenous people are also presented as cannibals, boiling their enemies in copper pots before eating them “with ketchup and little olives” all the while “playing tam-tams through the night.”“This is supposed to be the Scouts movement – open to the world, open to diversity, respectful of – among other things – human rights and human values,” Niemi said.(“At the bottom of big copper pots/ they’ll boil their enemies/ They’ll eat them with ketchup and little olives/all while playing tam-tam through the night.”)Scouts Canada confirmed they are continuing to receive heated messages about the songbook, and were quick to denounce its existence.“Please note that l’Association des Scouts du Canada and Scouts Canada are two separate, independent organizations,” Scouts Canada wrote in a Facebook post. “Scouts Canada neither uses, nor approves of such program materials as mentioned [here].”A senior official from l’Association des Scouts du Canada finally promised action; however, a follow-up email sent by the mother last month went unacknowledged.The association has not communicated directly with CRARR after the story was made public, according to Niemi.But when contacted by APTN News, there was a slightly different message.“The association is indignant at the distribution of a collection of songs containing racist remarks within its group of young Scouts, and apologizes to all those who have been offended by the nature of certain content,” a spokesperson said in an email statement. “The Cigalou collection of songs is an independent, isolated, unfortunate, and reprehensible work. It is not part of the animation and singing materials provided to managers of Scouts groups and units.” (“I am the big Indian chief, yah!/I come from far, far away, yah!/ Sometimes I roll in the hay/ I lose my moccasins/ But that doesn’t bother me, yah!”)The book has officially been pulled from circulation in order to “protect the youth and assure that no other incident of this type manifests.”Thing is, no one really knows how the collection made it to print.According to the same spokesperson, while the French branch of Scouts does have standardized learning tools, “groups are free to add documentation at their discretion.”An internal investigation is now underway within the 212th troupe, and all leaders have reportedly been ordered to undergo sensitivity training.But Niemi says he’s wary of the promises made.“We’ll believe it when we see it,” he said. “We don’t know what the quality of the training will be, who will do the training.”Meantime, the mother and Niemi have filed a complaint with Quebec’s Human Rights Commission alleging racism, and seeking $10,000 in damages.“Scouting and human rights usually go together,” he said. “And this is more than just a slip up on the part of the group leader.”“This is basically institutional resistance to, and insensitivity to racism and complaints of racism.”lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img read more

French Police Force Muslim Woman to Remove Her Swimwear on the

Rabat – Pictures emerged on social media networks yesterday showing French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her swimwear on the beach which sparked  outrage among Muslims. The pictures show four armed police officers confronting  a middle-aged Muslim woman resting like other beachgoers on the shore at the town’s Promenade des Anglais. She was being forced to remove her long blue garment.Several French cities have banned burkinis and clothing that “ostentatiously manifests religious affiliation on the beach.” The woman was issued a ticket for not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism,” reported Agence France-Presse.“I was sitting on a beach with my family,” said the 34-year-old who gave only her first name, Siam. “I was wearing a classic headscarf. I had no intention of swimming.”“The saddest thing was that people were shouting ‘go home’, some were applauding the police,” said eyewitness Mathilde Cousin. “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” is the national motto of France. But many are questioning whether the nation respects the choices of its Muslim population. Muslims are estimated at five million in France and are considered the largest Muslim population in Western Europe.Earlier this week, Veilkini, a brand of fashionable swimwear, expressed its solidarity with Muslim beachgoers amid the recent abuses they have endured from the burkini ban in several French cities and announced on its Facebook page that it can bear the costs of its clients’ fines for wearing Burkini.Edited by K.Barrett Bilali read more

Opioid talks at impasse Purdue bankruptcy filing expected

CLEVELAND — Attempts to reach a nationwide settlement over the opioid crisis with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma have hit an impasse, and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy.State attorneys general for Tennessee and North Carolina have been leading the negotiations. They sent a message Saturday to other attorneys general saying the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, had rejected two offers from the states and declined to offer counterproposals.As a result, the attorneys general said they expect Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue to file “for bankruptcy protection imminently.”Purdue spokeswoman Josephine Martin said the company would decline to comment.The breakdown puts the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic on track to begin next month and sets the stage for a complex bankruptcy involving more than 30 states and 2,000 local governments.___Mulvihill reported from New Jersey.Geoff Mulvihill And Mark Gillispie, The Associated Press read more

Football Young talented cornerbacks need to prove themselves before earning playing time

OSU cornerback coach Kerry Coombs and then-freshman cornerback Denzel Ward (12) celebrate after a tackle by Ward during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Credit: Lantern file photoRecruit rankings mean everything when college football teams are looking for fresh talent, but they mean little when it comes time to suit up and get to work. For the young secondary coming in to fill the shoes of outgoing talents for Ohio State, the journey has just begun.Co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano met with the media for the first time this season, and had high praise for both freshman cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Jeffrey Okudah. Although he liked what he saw out of the new faces in the secondary, he said there’s a certain adjustment that takes time.“Well there’s two things I think,” Schiano said. “The volume of football, as far as it’s much different than high school. All the details that go into playing. It’s not, you know, go cover him. And then, the other thing is the speed of the game and the tempo of the game and the speed of the players you’re trying to defend. But I can tell you that it’s real early, but those are some special guys.”Okudah was clocked running at 23.2 miles per hour at one point during winter workouts, as evident by his name and speed being flashed across the giant screen in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center indoor practice field. He, along with Wade and sophomore transfer Kendall Sheffield all have a chance at contributing significant playing time in 2017.Schiano stressed on multiple occasions that it’s still far too early to tell who will be playing where, and how often.“I think it’s too early to judge,” he said. “I’m very impressed with them, as I said. Very athletic guys. Let’s let them play, and let’s see how it goes. Without a doubt, your initial impression is, really talented guys.”OSU coach Urban Meyer, who first met with the media on Tuesday, said he sees lots of promise in his young players at all positions. However, replacing talents like those of the three departing defensive backs is going to be a monumental challenge.Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker broke out as two of the best players at their respective positions in all of college football last season, and Gareon Conley had a productive career while donning the scarlet and gray. Both Schiano and Meyer said a rotation with a blend of returning players and new players will be key to success in the pass defense.“I think the way we play defense, we’d like to do that,” Meyer said. “We have (redshirt sophomore) Damon Arnette, and (junior) Denzel Ward are the only guys who have ever played for us right now. You’ve got (sophomore) Rodjay Burns. We moved (redshirt freshman) Wayne Davis to safety. You’ve got these four corners that just stepped out there today that looked pretty good. We’d like to play three or four — we’d like to play more than three or four. We learned a lesson. That was as good of production as we’ve had out of corners anywhere we’ve been. Obviously you’ve got great players, but what we ask those guys to do, it’s a track meet for four hours. If you can (get) a little rotation in there, it’s going to be much better.”Both Arnette and Ward played in 13 games last season, but the former enjoyed a majority of the playing time. Although Arnette comes in as one of the most experienced corners, he struggled at times last season to stay with receivers and read routes correctly.Schiano said he and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs will be looking closely at who can separate themselves from the pack, and who can earn a spot in the secondary rotation.“Kerry was saying he likes all the depth at the position,” Schiano said. “But, again, the cream’s gotta rise to the top because we have one guy who really played meaningful reps at the corner position.” read more