Earl wont be there

first_imgAPTN National NewsEarl Cook was in many ways an ordinary young man.Originally from the rural community of Cross Lake, Manitoba, he grew up in foster homes and was plagued by life-long struggles.Now his death from cancer at the age of 23 is being felt from coast to coast.And in the NHL, which become like a second family, tonight Cook is being warmly remembered as a courageous man who faced his challenges with courage and humour.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has the story of an extraordinary life.last_img read more

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Quebec moves to tax Netflix after Ottawa wouldnt

Quebec’s political parties formed a common front on Tuesday to demand companies such as Netflix pay provincial sales tax.All members of the legislature voted unanimously for a motion to “ensure the Quebec sales tax (TVQ) is imposed on all foreign companies that offer products and services online, notably in the cultural sector, as soon as possible.”The motion was in reaction to the federal government’s recent agreement with Netflix that allows the online-streaming giant to forgo paying sales tax by investing $500 million on Canadian productions over the next five years.Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said he supported the motion but added the province wouldn’t take any steps on taxing Netflix before getting the details of the agreement from the federal government.Canada’s new cultural policy takes ‘baby steps,’ but leaves heavy lifting for laterWhat you need to know about the Liberal government’s new cultural roadmap“Netflix’s service is a taxable service,” he said. “The issue is for the company to collaborate with the imposition of taxes. In order for that to happen, we need to know, very clearly, the position of the federal government.”Meanwhile, in Montreal, the president of Canada’s largest French-language artist union left a meeting with the federal heritage minister saying a massive gulf exists between Ottawa and the artistic community.Sophie Pregent of Union des Artistes said minister Melanie Joly didn’t realize the furor her deal with Netflix would cause, especially among the country’s artistic class.The minister negotiated a sweetheart deal for the U.S. web-streaming giant at the expense of Canada’s cultural producers, Pregent told reporters.“Maybe she underestimated the furor in the industry, on the ground,” said Pregent. “I think she didn’t see it coming.“I think (Joly) genuinely thought the deal with Netflix would assuage our concerns but it did the opposite. The fire has spread all over.”Union des Artistes represents roughly 13,000 French-speaking artists across the country.Artists say the federal government is giving Netflix an unwarranted subsidy by not forcing the company to pay taxes like it does in many other countries around the world.Pregent said Canada should look to pressuring internet service companies if it can’t get big online firms to pay taxes.“Ultimately, if we don’t have the legislation to act on the Netflixes of the world, let’s go higher and see the internet service providers,” she said.Joly said she “hears” the concerns of the artists.“The issue,” Joly said, “is how to work together so that we have tools to protect our culture online.”Joly also dismissed the claim she has essentially given Netflix a tax break that Canadian-based production companies don’t get.She said the government has the power to hold Netflix accountable if it doesn’t hold up its end of the deal.Joly added she is waiting for a report by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission about the new business models in the internet era.The Canadian Press read more

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VIP backup vehicle injures two

The backup vehicle of Minister Johnston Fernando was involved in an accident this morning injuring two people, the police said.According to the police the accident had taken place in Pannipitiya when the vehicle was escorting the convoy of the Minister. The third backup vehicle of the convoy was believed to have been involved in the accident.One  person who was injured in the accident was admitted to the Kalubowila hospital while the other person was admitted to the Sri Jayawardenapura hospital for treatment. The police said that the driver of the vehicle was arrested following the accident. read more

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SARS contained in Guangdong China but rural areas need better monitoring WHO

A World Health Organization (WHO) team that visited Guangdong, currently the largest and oldest known outbreak, issued its official interim report to Chinese Government officials. The WHO experts said Guangdong might hold important clues about both the origins of the virus and measures for clinical management. “The SARS reporting system established in Guangdong is an excellent model that all provinces should follow,” the report says. “The Guangdong experience should be used to develop uniform standards throughout all provinces for preventing the spread of SARS in health care facilities.”Since early last week, the WHO team has assessed local conditions in an effort to strengthen the surveillance and control of SARS cases in Guangdong. The report says the outbreak in the province appears to have been contained, as reported cases of SARS decreased substantially throughout March and early this month from a peak in mid-February, though new cases continue to be reported daily.The report also states that Guangdong’s health care system has responded well with virtually all probable cases presenting at a provincial hospital rapidly detected and reported. There is however an urgent need to improve surveillance in rural areas to prevent new outbreaks.Details of the provincial surveillance system and measures to control community and hospital infection are outlined in the report. It also gives a detailed review of patient management and of microbiological findings. “Guangdong clinicians have cared for the largest number of patients in the world and their experience should be shared with the international community,” the WHO report recommends.Other priority actions recommended to contain SARS include the early recognition and treatment of cases as well as stringent infection control measures in hospitals and clinics. Meticulous investigation in the community and public awareness campaigns are also recommended.As of yesterday, 2,671 SARS cases with 103 deaths have been reported from 17 countries. read more

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British professor joins UN factfinding mission on Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today that it has appointed a second member of its high-level fact-finding mission to Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military attack last month killed 19 Palestinian civilians. The legal professor Christine Chinkin of the United Kingdom will join Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu on the mission, which is scheduled to head to the region this weekend.The mission’s tasks include: assessing the situation of victims: dealing with the needs of survivors; and developing recommendations on how to protect Palestinian civilians against further Israeli attacks. A report to the Council is due by the middle of this month.A professor of international law at the London School of Economics and a faculty member of the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. Chinkin has spent much of her career focusing on the law of treaties and human rights, especially the protection of women’s rights and international dispute resolution. She has also served as a consultant on human trafficking to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).The Council established the fact-finding mission in a resolution adopted during a special session on 15 November that described Israeli military attacks as “a collective punishment of the civilians.”At the time of the Beit Hanoun attack, which occurred on 8 November, Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced his shock and took note of Israel’s announcement of a full investigation into the incident, saying he looked forward to its early results. read more

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Man accused of murdering drinking buddy remanded

An afternoon of drinking which turned deadly has left one man dead and one before the Court of Law charged for murder.Twenty-two-year-old Eno Charles appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge of unlawful killing before him.The charge against him alleged that he on March 22, 2108 at Barima, North West District, unlawfully killed Lawrence Leon.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield who told the Court that in his bid to escape punishment, the accused attempted to cross the Venezuela boarder.As such, bail was denied and Charles was remanded to prison to return on May 21, 2018.According to reports received, the men who are known to each other were imbibing together when an argument broke out between them. Lawrence allegedly attacked Charles and attempted to injure him but Charles, who was able to arm himself, allegedly stabbed the now dead man.Both men were subsequently rushed to the hospital but Lawrence later succumbed to his injuries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan accused of killing peacemaker during sibling row remandedNovember 14, 2017In “Court”Man denied bail over alleged attempt to smuggle ganja in prisoner’s foodOctober 26, 2018In “Court”Mother of 3 accused of sneaking marijuana into lockups remandedJanuary 23, 2019In “Court” read more

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Corentyne men get life sentences for killing Mandir security guard

Ryan PersaudTwo men were on Thursday given life sentences for their involvement in the killing of a security guard at a Corentyne Mandir in 2013.The duo Shivnarine Jainarine, also called ‘Sammy’ or ‘Samuel,’ of Train Line Dam, Port Mourant, Corentyne, and Ryan Persaud, also called ‘KK,’ of Williamsburg along with another man Kerwin Hintzen, also called ‘Rattie,’ murdered Jagdat Ramcharran, called “Ronald”, 61,  a security guard, of Bloomfield, Corentyne  between January 6, and January 7, 2013 .Hintzen had earlier pledged guilty to the murder and was given a 20-year sentence, leaving the two to stand trial.Attorney Mursalene Bacchus represented Jainarine and Attorney Arudranauth Gossai represented Persaud.Prosecutor Mandel Moore, outlined that the men murdered the security guard during the course of a robbery.The man’s body was found bound and gagged at the Iskcon Hari Krishna Mandir at Block 6 Williamsburg.The security guard’s body was discovered around 03:00h by a worshipper who visited the temple. When he arrived no one came to greet him and the gate was locked.After making several calls and getting no response, the worshipper scaled the fence and to his horror, noticed the watchman lying on the ground.Shivnarine JainarineGovernment Pathologist Dr Vivakanand Bridgemohan gave the cause of death as strangulation. Ramcharran’s head was also bashed in.Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry after listening to a probation report of Jainarine and Persaud noted that from the evidence during the trial it was evident that both men profited from the crime, Jainarine received $5,000 for his involvement in the robbery while Persaud was paid $1500 the following day for his involvement.None of them did anything to extricate themselves from the crime when they saw the security guard being tied up.Both men were given life sentences without the possibility of parole until after 45 years.In handing down the sentence the Judge said she took into consideration the physical and emotional turmoil that the family of the dead security guard had to endure.She also ordered that through the Prison’s welfare department that they are provided with counseling.In his opening address Prosecutor Moore told the court that Ramcharran was a watchman at the Mandir when the two men and others broke and entered the place of worship and in the course of committing a burglary, murdered the victim.His bloody and bound body was subsequently discovered in the ransacked building.A bell, a pair of pure gold murti slippers and a tape recorder were missing and the entire building was ransacked.The bandits had reportedly cut open a grill on a window to gain entry to the building. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“Two feet” charged with murder of carpenterJanuary 16, 2019In “Court”Popular horse racing jockey among 2 remanded for murder of Berbice manJanuary 11, 2017In “Court”Mother, 2 teens remanded for Corentyne security guard’s murderApril 7, 2018In “Court” read more

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Man arrested after gardaí search 6 premises in 3 Leinster counties

first_img Short URL Saturday 22 Oct 2016, 4:43 PM Image: Twitter/An Garda Síochána Oct 22nd 2016, 4:43 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha No Comments Man arrested after gardaí search 6 premises in 3 Leinster counties The man is being detained at a Kildare garda station under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3041042 A MAN IN his 30s has been arrested in Kildare following a search operation in three Leinster counties.Six separate searches of premises in Co Kildare, Co Carlow and Co Dublin were made as part of Operation Thor – a garda operation focusing on organised crime operations in Ireland.A small amount of drugs were found at each of the six premises.The man is being detained at a Kildare garda station under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act.On Wednesday, gardaí from the Kilkenny/Carlow division carried out a day of action in the Thomastown area, Co Kilkenny which resulted in 52 arrests.18 of those were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, 11 of which have been charged in connection with investigations into burglary, theft and possession of controlled drugs.Four people were arrested for the purpose of charge in connection with investigations including theft.On Friday a major crackdown on transient criminal gangs resulted in the arrest and charge of 31 people in areas of North Dublin.Comments have been closed as some of those arrested have been charged.Read: 341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdownRead: Over 30 people arrested and charged after six day garda operation 21,910 Views Share3 Tweet Email Image: Twitter/An Garda Síochánalast_img read more

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Man kills father for insurance money

first_imgMedak: Gurrala Dayakar (20) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly killing his father Gurrala Chandram on Aug 16. According to police, Chandram was found electrocuted at his farm. On investigation, it was revealed that Dayakar with selfish motive of getting insurance money and other possessions framed a murder plan. He connected binding wire to bore motor fuse. Chandram fell prey to Dayakar’s plan when he went to switch on motor. The accused has been sent to remand. Higher officials appreciated SI Anjaneyulu and staff for investigating the case.last_img read more

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The youth gala

first_imgThe youth festival 2013, that is going on in the Capital, is empowering the country’s young achievers. It is also providing them with a national platform to showcase their talent. The festival is bringing together a truly Indian extravaganza of dance, drama and music for youngsters.The festival stages together an array of dance forms that depicts the flavour of India. Young and talented artists and groups, from all over the country, are participating in the event. Be it contemporary, classical or folklore – there’s a lot of action to watch out for in every segment of the festival. Youth bands selected from different states and cities are set to take the festival on a much higher note. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘We are extremely overwhelmed to see the kind of acknowledgement this festival is receiving from people of all ages in the city. The crowd, the hoots and the appreciation from the audience on each day, says it all’, said Sindhu Mishra, Deputy Secretary of Sahitya Kala Parishad.She moves on to explaining the concept of the festival further. There are many independent groups/institutes in our country who are continuously helping the youngsters with adequate training in different art forms. Then, there are youth bands who have their own unique take on music and a huge fan following. ‘Our country has a bunch of talent waiting to get explored. At the same time, these young dancers, musicians, cultural groups and trainers, need support and the right kind of exposure. The youth festival acts like their backbone and give them the platform to showcase their talents and the culture,’ she added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGiving the ongoing festival a much-needed edge, an exhibition showcasing the best artworks by young artists from various art colleges of Delhi is also up for display and exploration.As part of their many endeavours to keep the roots of our country intact, the Delhi government’s Department of Art, Culture and Language celebrates this festival annually to make sure that our young achievers are recognised and encouraged and take their talents seriously. It also, in turn, brings a reason for celebration. Groups like Sadhya, Bhoomika, ASPA, Abhinay dance company, Tapasya among others are taking on the contemporary juncture in full swing. Music bands including Secret Weapon, Indian Saber, Three the People, Daksha, to name a few, will musically empower the festival in coming days.In the classical segment, dance forms like Kathak, Oddissi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Chhau, Kuchipuri, Bharatnatyam and Kathakali will be performed by young birds from all across the country, reflecting the true culture of our country.Also Murad’s Sarangi, Akram Khan’s Tabla, Ajay Kumar’s ritual drum, Anupriya’s Parinday band playing the violin and Pt Bhajan Sapoori’s Santoor will ensure classical music gets its due at the Youth Festival, on all days.When: Till 1 DecemberWhere: Central Park, Connaught Placelast_img read more

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Class XII girl streams her own suicide on social media

first_imgKolkata: In a sensational incident, a class XII girl from South 24-Parganas’s Sonarpur went live on a social networking site and showed the way she committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her house.The victim, Mousumi Mistri was a student of Sonarpur Kamrabad School. The incident took place in Baidyapara area of Sonarpur. The incident triggered tension in the area. Police on Monday morning recovered the body from the house and sent the body for postmortem. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to police, the victim had an affair with a local youth for quite some time. Police came to know in the course of the investigation that the victim on Sunday afternoon received a phone call from one of her friends and left the house. She told her mother that she would return home by 5 pm. Though, she returned home at around 6 pm. After returning, she did not talk much. Her mother, Shampa Mistri who works as an Ayah left the house a little after 6 pm. Later, she went to attend a cultural programme that going on in the locality and returned home at around 9.30 pm. After having her dinner, the girl went to her sleep in her room and closed the door. The victim’s father and younger brother live somewhere else and the victim used to live with her mother. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAs the girl did not open the door till 8.30 am on Monday morning despite her mother’s repeated knocks on the door, she informed locals, who broke a portion of the window to see the victim hanging from the ceiling fan. The girl generally got up within 8 am. After being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body. Police said before committing suicide she spoke to her boyfriend through video chat on a social networking app. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They are yet to ascertain the exact cause.last_img read more

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Thousands brace for deportations in Dominican Republic

first_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Thousands of people began preparing Thursday for deportation from the Dominican Republic after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government program to crack down on migrants, most of them from neighboring Haiti or of Haitian descent.The government urged people to start carrying documents to prove they’re residents and avoid deportation in case immigration agents stop them. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Many expected authorities to immediately start deporting people, but the government said it would be a slow, ongoing process.The repatriations are not going to be “a witch hunt,” said Interior Minister Ramon Fadul. “It will be a gradual process, as it should be, without any sudden surprises.”Ruben Paulino, migration director, had warned that starting Thursday agents would patrol areas with a high concentration of Haitian migrants to repatriate those lacking the required documents.Dozens of people were turned away at midnight Wednesday’s deadline after standing in line for more than 24 hours to submit applications to establish their legal status.Even those who did apply said they are still concerned because enrollment does not guarantee a residency permit.“Every day I wake up to that, to the fact that I’m leaving for Haiti,” said Froilan Bartelmi, a 27-year-old clothes vendor who was among the last to enroll in the immigration registration program.Bartelmi said he doesn’t fear being deported: “I’m not going to die of hunger.” But he does worry about losing all his merchandise and being separated from his wife and 5-year-old son, who was born in the Dominican Republic. Police officers in riot gear guard migrants waiting to register for legal residency outside the Interior Ministry building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Authorities are prepared to resume deporting non-citizens without legal residency in the Dominican Republic after largely putting the practice on hold for a year, the head of the country’s immigration agency said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) Sponsored Stories Officials said nearly 290,000 people enrolled in the immigration registration program, but noted that only some 10,000 have provided the required documents.The program began last June after legal challenges delayed its original launch in 2004. Non-citizens can qualify for legal residency if they can prove they have been in the Dominican Republic since before October 2011.The government implemented the program amid international criticism of a Supreme Court decision that people born in the Dominican Republic to non-citizens did not qualify for citizenship under the constitution unless they had at least one parent who was a citizen or legal resident. The ruling rendered thousands effectively stateless. Officials said they will grant citizenship to some 50,000 people in this category.An estimated 460,000 Haitian migrants live in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Check your body, save your lifelast_img read more

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 1 celeb

first_imgCarolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates after Jonathan Stewart, not pictured, scored on a touchdown carry in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Panthers are coming off their bye, and it was a much-needed week off, as they try to regroup after dropping four straight games. Their last contest was against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, where they lost 41-38 on a Wil Lutz 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left. The Panthers’ 26th-ranked secondary continued to be an issue, as they surrendered 465 yards and four touchdowns to Drew Brees.All week, we’ll keep you informed on the Panthers’ moves and preparations as they get ready to take on the Cardinals.It’s Behind Enemy Lines…Friday, October 28• Panthers corner placed on IR (Charlotte Observer)Just when the Carolina Panthers thought their corners were getting healthier…Teddy Williams has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced on Friday morning. The cornerback left practice early with a trainer on Thursday.• James Bradberry a gameday decision, but Panthers CBs may have suffered another setback (Charlotte Observer)Although Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry said on Thursday that his reps at practice are increasing, even he doesn’t know if he’ll play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1).Bradberry has missed two games with a turf toe injury suffered in the loss to Atlanta on Oct. 2. • TV reacted when Panthers-Cardinals went from must-see to not very sexy (Charlotte Observer)When the NFL schedule was released last spring, the Week 8 game between Carolina and Arizona looked like a must-see midseason matchup.Last season’s NFC Championship Game contestants returned most of their starters and were widely expected to contend for the conference crown again.How far have they fallen? So much so that FOX moved the NFC title game rematch out of its game of the week spot at 4:25 p.m. to a 1 p.m. kickoff.• Panthers need to turn once-feared defense around to save season (ESPN.com)The unit that finished among the top 10 in the NFL the past three seasons ranks 24th overall, allowing 371.5 yards a game. It ranks 29th in scoring, allowing 29.3 points a game.It’s been so inconsistent that Carolina coach Ron Rivera said the key to turning this season around and making a playoff run is getting the defense on “good footing.”• Panthers’ Robert McClain makes nice profit from art sale to Cam Newton (ESPN.com)McClain brought three of his abstract paintings to Bank of America Stadium and set up a small studio in the adjacent locker that belonged to Bene’ Benwikere before he was released three weeks ago. Top Stories Newton was intrigued by the painting that featured the silhouette of a woman with red rain-like streams of water pouring over her. So the NFL MVP asked McClain how much he wanted for it.• Looking back at last five Panthers-Cardinals clashes (Panthers.com)The teams will face off for the 15th time in the last 17 seasons Sunday, meaning the Panthers have faced Arizona more than any team that they’ve never shared a division with. Many of those early matchups weren’t particularly memorable, but three of the last eight – including the last two – have been playoff showdowns.• Opposing View: Panthers vs. Cardinals (Panthers.com)“Really when you turn on the film, you think they’re 5-1 because they play that well and they’re scoring a lot of points. They’ve lost some close games at the end like we have. But the same cast of characters are there. They have the same front seven and it’s as good as there is in the League. They have the best inside linebacker in the League. Obviously they have had some injuries at cornerback which has hurt them. But offensively and defensively, I think they are as sound as they’ve ever been.” — Bruce AriansThursday, October 27 • Playoffs? Panthers coach Ron Rivera optimistic after staycation, self-scouting during bye (The Charlotte Observer)Asked Monday if he believes the Panthers can make the playoffs, Rivera said: “Oh yeah, absolutely. Why not? We’ve still got 10 games left. We take care of business, do our job, play hard and you just never know.”• Carolina Panthers get a mix of good news, bad news in trenches (The Charlotte Observer)(Vernon) Butler missed three games with a high ankle sprain suffered against Minnesota. He returned to practice on Monday, the team’s first after a bye week. He said the rehab process went well, and he’s “no doubt” ready for Sunday’s matchup against the Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1).• Jon Beason to Cam Newton – “Answer the questions like a man” (carolinahuddle.com)“What I would say to Cam now is, there’s no more of the childish being a rookie or maybe a second-year guy and walking out of press conferences,” Beason said. “You can sit there, answer the questions like a man because you are the franchise.”• Explaining the Panthers’ 1-5 Start With Stats (blackandbluereview.com)Numbers aren’t everything, but they can help explain part of a story. So if you’re having a hard time understanding how the bulk of a team that went 15-1 last year is now 1-5, some of these stats should shed some light. Comments   Share   “Life would be much easier, I can tell you that much,” Peterson said as he looked ahead to Sunday’s game against Carolina. “I can guarantee that. Having that freak of nature running down between the hashes and down the sidelines, that’s not supposed to happen.• Cam Newton: ‘We just need to win, and at a rapid pace — fast’ (ESPN)“We don’t need no messages,” Newton said. “We’re out of messages. We’re out of things that need to be said. We’re out of big rah-rah speeches. Listen, we’ve got to win. That’s it.”It really is that simple for the Panthers. Lose Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1), and their hopes of returning to the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season basically are done.• Panthers QB Cam Newton said concussion won’t change run game (ESPN.com)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he doesn’t plan to change the way he runs because of the concussion that sidelined him for the Oct. 10 game against Tampa Bay.Wednesday, October 26• Panthers’ Graham Gano feels for kickers who missed field goals in Sunday’s tied game (The Charlotte Observer)center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires When Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano watched highlights of Sunday’s Arizona Cardinals-Seattle Seahawks game, he said he felt for the kickers involved.• Panthers know stopping Cardinals starts with stopping David Johnson (ESPN)Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera didn’t hesitate when asked if his 1-5 team could make the playoffs.“Absolutely,’’ Rivera said. “Why not?’’• Do the Carolina Panthers have a Morale Problem? Part 2 (catscratchreader.com)It is not exactly a mind-blowing statement to say that a 1-5 team might have a morale problem. In fact, such a statement seems obvious given the current circumstances. Of course the Carolina Panthers have morale issues right now. They have only won one game, and have fallen to a last second field goal hit or miss three different times. The offense doesn’t feel like it can score enough points to outrun the poor defense, and the defense doesn’t feel confident in its ability to stop a team when they need it or to keep a late game lead.• Kawann Short’s play might be hurting the Panthers, but it’s not hurting his market value (The Charlotte Observer)Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Short has drawn additional blockers because of his success last season. While Short is usually lined up opposite a guard in the Panthers’ 4-3 scheme, he’s now having to fight through a guard and sometimes the center or a running back to get to the quarterback. • ‘Fuddy-Duddy’ Ron Rivera Backs Bill Belichick’s Opinion of Tablets (blackandbluereview)Now think of all the times cameras have shown Rivera since Microsoft gave the NFL $400 million to put Surface tablets on the sidelines starting in 2014. Have you ever seen him holding one?Tuesday, October 25• Cam Newton has track record to show he can still get in MVP race (ESPN)The Carolina Panthers are 1-5, and there’s a stronger case for Newton being the biggest disappointment of 2016 than the first player since Peyton Manning in 2008 and ’09 to repeat as league MVP.• Kawann Short is more concerned with wins than sacks or long-term deal (ESPN)Short said the energy he saw in Monday’s practice was encouraging. He’s convinced the front seven will start pressuring the quarterback the way it has to in order to turn around a defense that is surrendering an average of 29.3 points, 10 more per game than a year ago.• Panthers prepared to make post-bye push (panthers.com)Getting physically healthy is just one part of the equation. Across the board, the Panthers worked on their mental health during the bye week, grinding to get to back the kind of success the team enjoyed last season on its momentous march to the Super Bowl. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game — a game in which the Panthers dismantled the Cardinals, 49-15.This Week 8 matchup was highly anticipated when the schedule was released, but that has changed. With the Cardinals not performing up to expectations and the Panthers being at the bottom of the NFC South with a 1-5 record, the game has lost a lot of its luster. The potential NFC heavyweight bout was originally the Fox Game of the Week, but it has been brought down to the 10 a.m. slot because of the teams’ recent struggles. • Panthers QB Cam Newton on hit that left him concussed: ‘I knew I was messed up’ (Charlotte Observer)Newton said the hit from Jones that caused him to miss the Oct. 10 loss to Tampa bay as he went through concussion protocol was one he didn’t see coming.“I try to describe it as, ‘I feel like I got sucker-punched,’” he said. “Everybody has a brace, an automatic reaction to what your body goes to when you get scared. Everybody puts their hands over their face; that’s just natural. When I look back at it, I was trying to just brace for the hit, and before I could it was just bam, it happened.”• Carolina QB Cam Newton, asked about 1-5, says he knows exactly what team needs to do (Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke to the media for more than 20 minutes Wednesday about his concussion and his mindset after a bye-week getaway.But Newton isn’t planning any lengthy speeches this week to try to stir the Panthers from their 1-5 start. Newton says the time for talk is done.• Patrick Peterson: ‘Life would be much easier’ if Cam Newton didn’t run (ESPN.com)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson responded how most NFL defensive players likely would when asked what it would be like to prepare for the Carolina Panthers if quarterback Cam Newton didn’t run.last_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, author Ntozake Shange attends a special screening of ‘For Colored Girls’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Playwright, poet and author Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” has died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, according to her daughter, Savannah Sange. She was 70. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) Author Ntozake Shange of ‘For Colored Girls’ fame has died NEW YORK, N.Y. – Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theatre piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died Saturday, according to her daughter. She was 70.Shange’s “For Colored Girls” describes the racism, sexism, violence and rape experienced by seven black women. It has been influential to generations of progressive thinkers, from #MeToo architect Tarana Burke to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. After learning of Shange’s death, Nottage called her “our warrior poet/dramatist.”Savannah Shange, a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, said Saturday that her mother died in her sleep at an assisted living facility in Bowie, Maryland. She had suffered a series of strokes in 2004.“She spoke for, and in fact embodied, the ongoing struggle of black women and girls to live with dignity and respect in the context of systemic racism, sexism and oppression,” Savannah Shange said.“For Colored Girls” is an interwoven series of poetic monologues set to music — Shange coined the form a “choreopoem” for it — by African-American women, each identified only by a colour that she wears.Shange used idiosyncratic punctuation and nonstandard spellings in her work, challenging conventions. One of her characters shouts, “i will raise my voice / & scream & holler / & break things & race the engine / & tell all yr secrets bout yrself to yr face.”It played some 750 performances on Broadway — only the second play by an African-American woman after “A Raisin in the Sun” — and was turned into a feature film by Tyler Perry starring Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington and Janet Jackson.Born Paulette Williams in Trenton, New Jersey, she went on to graduate from Barnard College and got a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Her father, Dr. Paul T. Williams, was a surgeon. Her mother, Eloise Owens Williams, was a professor of social work. She later assumed a new Zulu name: Ntozake means “She who comes with her own things” and Shange means “She who walks like a lion.”“For Colored Girls” opened at the Public Theater in downtown Manhattan, with Shange, then 27, performing as one of the women. The New York Times reviewer called it “extraordinary and wonderful” and “a very humbling but inspiring thing for a white man to experience.” It earned Shange an Obie Award and she won a second such award in 1981 for her adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” at the Public Theater.Shange’s other 15 plays include “A Photograph: A Study of Cruelty” (1977), “Boogie Woogie Landscapes” (1977), “Spell No. 7” (1979) and “Black and White Two Dimensional Planes” (1979).Her list of published works includes 19 poetry collections, six novels, five children’s books and three collections of essays. Some of her novels are “Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo” (1982) and “Some Sing, Some Cry,” with her sister, Ifa Bayeza. Her poetry collections include “I Live in Music” (1994) and “The Sweet Breath of Life: A Poetic Narrative of the African-American Family” (2004). She appeared in an episode of “Transparent” and helped narrate the 2002 documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.”She worked with such black theatre companies as the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco; the New Freedom Theater in Philadelphia; Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, New Jersey; St. Louis Black Rep; Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota; and The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas.Shange taught at Brown University, Rice University, Villanova University, DePaul University, Prairie View University and Sonoma State University. She also lectured at Yale, Howard, New York University, among others.In addition to her daughter and sister, Shange is survived by sister Bisa Williams, brother Paul T. Williams, Jr. and a granddaughter, Harriet Shange-Watkins.___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitscenter_img by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Oct 27, 2018 7:51 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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dismantle peacefully Its slow but steady progress on the nuclear front is something that the US and the rest of the world has been unable to stop "Our policy right along" Defense Secretary William Perry told TIME in his flying stateroom over the Atlantic 22 years ago "has been oriented to try to keep North Korea from getting a significant nuclear-weapon capability" That effort has failed In fact in 2006 Perry and Ashton Carterthe current defense secretaryargued that the US should attack a North Korean missile before it could be launched The US didnt attack and the missile test failed Somewhere down the road Americans might not be so lucky Write to Mark Thompson at mark_thompson@timemagazinecomIt must be election season because the chimera of ‘EVM tampering’ has surfaced again This fake narrative based on wild allegations has grown to become an indispensable feature of elections since the Narendra Modi government came to power It duly emerges during election time and depending on whether BJP wins or loses either escalates or vaporises into thin air For instance EVMs were alright when Arvind Kejriwal’s party swept Delhi in 2015 EVMs became "tampered" when AAP lost MCD polls two years later The peddlers — a motley crew of Opposition parties and a section of the media — either have no memory of elections in pre-EVM days or worse still they do and that’s exactly why they want to turn back the clock They have not even an iota of evidence to back their charge but who needs proofs when accusations are a self-serving mechanism If even a fraction of the young and first-time voters who weren’t born during those paper ballot days of large-scale rigging and booth-capturing are taken in by the nonsense their objective will be met Representational Image: PTI At the heart of this fake narrative is a clever conflation between machine malfunction and manipulation This conflation seeks to tap into our unawareness and insecurities over technology and trigger doubts about the fairness of an election process conducted by the Election Commission of India — an independent and autonomous constitutional body The frolic of fakery isn’t just mudslinging It is a calculated and cynical attempt to undermine a robust public institution by lowering people’s trust in it Be it the judiciary ECI and/or other autonomous bodies it has been the Opposition’s standard operating procedure to weaken institutions through machinations and illogic to feed their narrative that Modi government is "destabilising institutions" It is a classic syllogistic fallacy where deductive reasoning is inverted to suit the cause BJP’s dominance may have led the frustrated Opposition to explore these deranged options but they have been aided in their mission by a section of the media who shares their visceral hatred of Modi This cabal’s hatred for Modi’s political dominance has reached such obsessive proportions that it would rather spin fantastic conspiracy theories and level outlandish allegations against public institutions than see the absurdity of it all These fake outrages could be temporal but little by little they serve to harm institutional credibility in a democracy which already suffers due to theweakness of its institutions Did machine malfunction take place during the byelections on Monday Yes it did In some Lok Sabha and Assembly seats such as Kairana in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara Gondiya in Maharashtra the ECI had to replace 208 percent and 1922 percent of all VVPAT machines respectively That is an unusually high number Does that mean there was manipulation No Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat pointed out that last instance of "a large-scale VVPAT malfunction" was witnessed during Punjab Assembly polls "In one constituency it was as high as 35 percent In most constituencies that went to bypolls today VVPATs were used for the first time" he was quoted as saying by The Times of India Incidentally Congress formed a government in Punjab after beating BJP and its ally “Many VVPATs malfunctioned due to failure of polling staff to take training seriously which led them to place machines under direct source of light causing malfunction Faulty VVPATs were checked by engineers who set them right or had them replaced with reserve VVPATs”.2/n — Bharti Jain (@bhartijainTOI) May 28 2018 From CEC’s statement and comments from polling officials it seems that unfamiliarity with these new VVPAT machines led to their mishandling by untrained superintendents following which many devices developed faults It is certainly disconcerting because it held up voting and in many cases it may have led to voters getting discouraged from casting their ballots by the time engineers could fix the snags Notably this was a bipartisan complaint levelled by both camps Tabassum Hasan Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate for #Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll casts her vote; says ‘machines are being tampered everywhere faulty machines haven’t been replaced in Muslim&Dalit dominated areas They (BJP) think they can win polls like thisThat won’t happen’ pictwittercom/1jyBDTmtKZ — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 28 2018 There was massive technical snag in the EVMs and total breakdown of systems My supporters went back without voting as machines were not working My party leaders have approached the EC regarding the matter: Mriganka Singh BJP Candidate from Kairana Lok Sabha bypolls pictwittercom/EZP6KURv1T — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 28 2018 076% ballot units and 081% Control units of EVMs and 1160% of total VVPATs deployed were replaced during bypolls in 10 states today says EC @htTweets — Smriti Kak (@smritikak) May 28 2018 To the extent that this affected overall voting percentage the ECI is responsible and it must move swiftly so that these errors can be minimised Notably however EVM malfunctioning was well within the normal range of one percentand it is the newly inducted VVPAT machines that developed snags which suggests a strong correlation between errors and lack of 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