BJP will make sedition law more stringent Rajnath

first_imgShimla: Hitting out at the Congress for promising to abolish sedition law in its poll manifesto, Union Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said the legislation will be made more stringent after BJP returns to power at the Centre. At a rally in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district in support of Ram Swaroop Sharma who is seeking re-election from Mandi Lok Sabha seat, he said Indian economy has become on of the fastest growing economy in the world and the IMF has praised the country for its economic growth. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework He also claimed that inflation has been controlled during the five years the BJP’s rule. If voted to power again, the BJP will make the provisions of sedition law more stringent to check anti-national activities, Singh said, adding India has not acquired even an inch of land of any other country but if any other nation tries to do so, India will prevent it at any cost. In its poll manifesto, the Congress has promised to abolish the provision of sedition in the IPC and review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as well as deployment of the armed forces. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “The BJP is the only party where a ground-level worker can become a chief minister and even prime minister with his relentless efforts. On the other hand, there is a party which revolves around only a family,” Singh claimed. Ram Swaroop is pitted against Sukh Ram’s grandson Aashray Sharma who has been fielded in the seat by the Congress. Aashray Sharma’s father Anil Sharma recently resigned from the state cabinet but is still a BJP MLA in Mandi Assembly segment. Voting for state’s all four seats — Shimla (SC), Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra — will take place during the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 19.last_img read more

Why Canada is unlikely to take a chainsaw to corporate tax rates

WASHINGTON — While they have slightly differing views on the landmark tax cuts just adopted in the U.S., and their potential effect on Canada, some of the country’s leading fiscal-policy experts agree on one thing.In short: Don’t expect Canada to engage in a corporate-tax-cut-war with the U.S. That’s according to three prominent fiscal experts contacted by The Canadian Press as the U.S. passed a bill that will make it cheaper to do business down south.Kevin Page, Jack Mintz, and Kevin Milligan all agreed Canada has different policy tools to respond. And they expressed doubt the likeliest tool involves taking a chainsaw to corporate tax rates.The University of Calgary’s Mintz believes Canada should worry about its neighbour’s tax reform; he’s expressed it in National Post pieces with titles like, “Trump’s tax tsunami is about to wallop Canadian jobs and investment.”U.S. passes biggest tax overhaul in 30 years — and there are big consequences for CanadaTrump’s tax tsunami is about to wallop Canadian jobs and investmentTrump’s promise: ‘The rich will not be gaining at all’ from the U.S. tax plan. Reality: They willHis view is that for several decades Canada had two business advantages: lower corporate taxes, and free trade. Now the taxes are about equal, and free trade is in jeopardy. He said Canadian businesses also face new challenges, like carbon taxes; while the U.S. eliminates regulations.But he said Canadian policy-makers can respond with a variety of solutions. One is tax rates. Others include simplifying regulation, or designing tax policy to benefit investment, say, by steering the proceeds of carbon taxes back to businesses.“There are a gamut of different policies,” he said in an interview.“It’s wrong to think that a single nugget is going to solve, deal, with the issue.”He suggests Canadians seek some clues in an annual World Bank document. In the bank’s annual Doing Business report, Canada scores high in several places — it’s No. 2 in the world for ease of starting a business.But it points to sore spots.Overall, Canada ranks as the 22nd-best country to run a business, sandwiched between Lithuania and Malaysia — 13 spots behind its neighbour, the U.S. It’s 57th in dealing with construction permits, and 108th in getting electricity.Page, Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer, also doubts copycat tax cuts are coming.“I think it is unlikely Canada will try to match U.S. tax cuts,” Page said in an email.“Tax reform pressures will likely build in Canada over the next few years leading up to the 2019 elections but it is more likely to have a broader agenda than tax reductions , including fairness, sustainability, growth, (the) environment.”He said corporate income taxes are one important cost of doing business — but that companies look at a variety of things: dividend, capital and payroll taxes; regulations; and production costs like wages.He said Canada might even draw some early benefit from the U.S. tax bill. That’s because economic growth in the U.S. tends to spill into Canada. Scotiabank’s models estimate that for every percentage point of growth in the U.S., there’s a half-point growth in Canada.Page said he expects a short-term positive impact for Canada. But he said that dissipates as the bill’s less-desirable aspects kick in — like the $1.5 trillion added to the debt, Republicans’ talk of offsetting that through social-spending cuts, growing inequality, and the diminished fiscal manoeuvring room whenever another recession hits.He offers a term to describe the temporary boost for Canada: “A sugar high.”Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist who has advised the Trudeau Liberals on tax reform, said he’s not nearly as concerned about this bill as he would be if it gave U.S. businesses a permanent tax advantage of, say, five percentage points, rather than simply putting the countries at similar rates.“Then we’d be in a world where we’d be really, perhaps, in trouble — where you’d see firms wanting … to shift profits out of Canada. The fact that we’re tied, at about the same rate, means there’s no incentive to move profit,” he said.“That’s why I don’t have apocalyptic concerns that some others might have expressed.”He said businesses will continue making choices based on numerous factors, like the cost of providing health insurance to employees, a significant issue in the U.S.; good transit links; pleasant communities; workforce training; and the ability to attract talented immigrants — an area where Canada has gained some advantage, he said, given the current U.S. political climate.“So that’s the question,” Milligan said.“Are we best off getting into a tax-rate competition with the U.S., or competing on other grounds?” read more

Chilaw temple cancels animal sacrifice

He said that both in principal and policy the government is against cruelty to animals that takes place in these ritual sacrifices. Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga had said last week that there was no agreement with the government to allow animal sacrifices at the Sri Munneswaram Bhadrakali Amman Kovil. “The Government is also aware that the ritual sacrifice of animals is not acceptable to the Hindu Community, which considers it a sinful act, as clearly stated by the All Ceylon Hindu Congress. Similarly, the majority of other faiths in the country do not accept animal sacrifice in their worship and rituals, and importantly, all faiths in our country are against cruelty to animals,” he said in a statement last week. The Munneshwaram Bhadrakali Amman Hindu temple in Chilaw has decided to cancel the animal sacrifice scheduled for this year.According to the government information department this decision was announced by the chief priest of the temple. read more

Sidney Crosbys Out And The Penguins May Be Next

Includes all Pittsburgh Penguins regular-season and playoff games, 2005-06 to 2016-17.Source: Crosby’s loss can’t be overstated. In terms of individual numbers, he stands toe-to-toe with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin as the best player of the NHL’s post-lockout generation. But even more than his own production, Crosby also brings the best out of the Penguins’ offense while he’s on the ice. Over the span of his career (since 2005-06), here’s how Pittsburgh’s stats change when Crosby plays versus when he sits: WITH CROSBYWITHOUT CROSBYDIFFERENCE Shots against per game30.128.8-1.3 Games914176— Points percentage55.355.7+0.4 Save percentage90.790.9+0.2 How losing Sid the Kid has affected the Penguins, 2005-17 Shots per game31.130.9-0.2 Goals per game3.152.94-0.21 Goals against per game2.82.64-0.16 Although the Pens have traditionally fared slightly better defensively in games Crosby missed, they’ve struggled to replace him on offense, producing fewer shots and shooting the puck less accurately when their star sits out. Those differences become even more stark when you look at what happens when he’s on the ice. Pittsburgh’s shots and goals per minute improve sharply with Crosby on the ice — no player of his generation has wielded a bigger influence on his team’s scoring than Sid the Kid.Now, the Penguins will be without that offensive leadership for at least one game, and possibly many more. (This isn’t the first time Crosby has missed time with a head injury; he sat out 101 games in 2010-11 and 2011-12 while fending off concussion symptoms, and he missed time with a concussion earlier this season as well.)Prior to this week’s injury, the reigning Stanley Cup champions had been cruising through the playoffs and seemed on their way to dispatching the Capitals for the second-straight year. It’s up to Crosby’s teammates to prevent this from being the turning point the Capitals needed to claw their way back into the series. Shooting percentage10.29.5-0.7 Power-play goals per game0.810.74-0.07 The Pittsburgh Penguins had a rough Monday night, losing their superstar center Sidney Crosby after a hit to the head by Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen, then losing Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in overtime. Tuesday afternoon was arguably even worse, as news arrived that Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out of Thursday’s Game 4: read more

Care home blasts out Beyonce when residents want to hear James Last

first_imgA care home has been criticised for blasting out rock and pop music continuously in the lounge when residents would rather listen to James Last and big band.Barham House, near Canterbury in Kent, played songs by Beyonce and Bon Jovi, the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said, failing to adhere to the wishes of the 23 people in its care.A CQC report said residents told inspectors they had not been consulted on their music preferences.And because the radio was permanently on, the television in the main lounge was switched off all day.The care home was issued with a warning notice after an inspection last January which found it was “inadequate”.In its follow up inspection, it stated that the facility required improvement in all five areas, including safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness and being “well led”. Residents expressed a desire to listen to James LastCredit:Tony Russell/Redferns Another was given a chocolate mousse instead of biscuits because kitchen staff incorrectly said they needed a soft diet.It was only when the resident informed staff that she should not be eating the mousse, which contained 14g of sugar, because she was diabetic that it was replaced with yoghurt.Despite the criticisms, residents gave inspectors positive feedback about their care.One said: “They do everything they can to make us comfortable” while another said “We’re alright here; everyone’s kind and I feel lucky and looked after”.The home, which is owned by Care & Residential Homes Ltd and which looks after elderly people with diabetes, dementia and mobility problems, declined to comment on the report. James Last, who died in 2015, was the big band leader of the James Last Orchestra and recorded 52 hit albums between 1967 and 1986.Known as “Mr Happy Sound,” he was credited with achieving sales surpassed only by Elvis Presley. He is estimated to have sold up to 100 million albums worldwide and had hits with songs including Games That Lovers Play and Happy Heart.The report said staff were not always considerate of people’s choices or the impact of what they said to them and there were not enough activities to offer people social stimulation.“Staff spoke kindly with people but on occasions did not consider the potential impact of what they said,” it found.”For example, staff openly told people that the service was running short staffed and passed comment about how this affected them personally, for example, causing them to sweat or be ‘Dead on my feet.’”This was not appropriate and one person told us ‘I don’t like to ask them to come in to me again; they’re so busy.’”The home was also criticised for failing to meet individuals’ nutritional needs and following professional diet advice.One person assessed as needing a soft diet was observed eating biscuits given to them by kitchen staff that could have proved a choking risk. “Pop and rock music was played on the radio almost continuously in the main lounge during our inspection,” the report said.“People who were able to speak with us said they liked big band music for example. One person said “Oh I like James Last”.“We heard music by Beyoncé and Jon Bon Jovi being played and people said they had not been asked if they liked the radio station selected, which was not considerate of their preferences.” Residents expressed a desire to listen to James Last Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images 40 Comments Apr 28th 2017, 2:27 PM Context is very important, because [the Irish Language Act] had become a political demand. Share Tweet Email1 But as we talked about its culture and identity, I felt that it would be good to step back and actually listen to people who love the language and want to use it in their everyday lives.This jars with previous comments Foster had made on the Irish language, where she said that there would be no point in bringing in an Irish Language Act because it would only encourage Gaeilgeoirí ‘to come back for more’. By Gráinne Ní Aodha IN THE MIDST of an election, the beginning of Brexit talks and a lot of talk around a united Ireland, Arlene Foster has signaled a peace-offering to Irish language activists.Previously, the Irish language had been used as a political tool to inflame both nationalists and unionists, with Sinn Féin’s demand for an Irish Language Act and the DUP’s refusal causing difficulties during efforts to form a Northern Ireland Assembly.But this week, DUP leader Arlene Foster and a number of her colleagues set time aside to meet with Irish speakers in an attempt to learn more about the concerns of activists.Yesterday, Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge went to Stormont to meet with the DUP’s David Graham, Chris Stalford and Edwin Poots.After attending a gaelscoil in on Wednesday, Arlene Foster made said that she was “on a journey” of learning more about the language outside of the context as a political demand. Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Friday 28 Apr 2017, 2:27 PM Short URL Foster’s presence at Martin McGuinness’ funeral hinted at a chance of cooperation between nationalists and unionists in the North. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesBowing down to Irish brigadeBut for all that progress, there’s still tensions that this is giving in to nationalist demands.Today, TUV leader Jim Allister told BBC’s The Nolan Show that Arlene Foster was ”genuflecting to the Irish Language Brigade”.When suggested that Foster changing her views on the Irish language was a mature and grown up thing to do, Allister said that it was a grown up thing “to keep your election promises”. They said that under the DUP there would never be an Irish Language Act, and yet here we are a few weeks later.In January of this year, the Assembly’s Communities Minister Paul Givan withdrew funding for the Líofa Irish language bursary fund, which was worth about £50,000 per year.The fund allowed at least 100 students from disadvantaged areas to attend a Gaeltacht in Co Donegal, and led Gerry Adams to call the move ”an ignorant decision taken by an ignoramus”.That decision has since been reversed, but it did prompt protests by Irish language speakers, as it seemed to prove the use of An Ghaeilge to irk Sinn Féin.Talks to form an Assembly in Northern Ireland have been postponed until after UK elections, which will be held on 8 June.Read: How the Irish language drove a wedge between Northern Ireland’s AssemblyFactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 15,172 Views last_img read more

Gary Lineker addresses accident at King Power Stadium

first_imgFormer Leicester City and England striker Gary Lineker has addressed the horror accident involving Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter.The helicopter was leaving the stadium after Leicester’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday evening but for some reason, the helicopter crashed as soon as it took off.The Foxes were held to a one-all draw at the King Power Stadium by visitors, West Ham United.Manuel Pellegrini’s men took the lead in the first half through defender Fabian Balbuena in the 30th minute but were also reduced to ten men, after captain Mark Noble was sent off in the 38th minute for a rash challenge.Nigeria international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi salvaged a point for Leicester in the 89th minute of the game when his long-range strike was deflected past Lukasz Fabianski in the West Ham goal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Lineker addressed the helicopter crash that has engulfed his favoured team Leicester City, during BBC’s Match of the Day program.He said: “Then, after Leicester played West Ham this evening, the helicopter owned by the Leicester chairman took off from the pitch at the King Power Stadium and a few seconds later crashed outside the ground.”“Clearly, this is a breaking story and we’ll do our best to keep you updated throughout the programme.”“First, this is what happened during the game.”last_img read more

The painful and sensitive questions about Emiliano Salas contract

first_imgThe Argentinean footballer disappeared after visiting former Nantes friends in France as he traveled to his new destination: Cardiff City Football Club.Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson were traveling over the English Channel when they disappeared from the radar.Two and a half days later, the light aircraft on which they were traveling hasn’t been found.And as search and rescue mission is set to resume tomorrow, one has to ask painful and sensitive questions about his contract.The footballer signed a 17 million Euros contract with Cardiff City in the English Premier League.He then went back to say goodbye to his former teammates in the French Ligue 1 team Nantes.And when he traveled back to the United Kingdom, his aircraft disappeared, and family and friends are fearing the worst.But what happens to his contract?“The transfer contract is valid as soon as it is registered with FIFA,” Alexandra Cohen Jonathan, a lawyer, and partner at the Paris firm August Debouzy was quoted by Fox Sports Australia.“If this is the case, in principle Cardiff must pay the 17 million Euros to Nantes even though the player has disappeared.”She then described how teams protect themselves with insurance policies.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“Nantes had certainly signed a contract of this type, but does this contract still apply when a transfer has already been signed?” asked Cohen Jonathan.“Have Cardiff already taken out this insurance? Had it already come into effect?”And for liability insurance, it would have only come into play “if one of the two clubs was the organizer of air transport,” said Cohen Jonathan.“We spoke to the player and asked him if he wanted us to make arrangements for his flight, which would have been commercial. He declined,” said Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman to The Mirror.Sala’s agent, Mark McKay, has already confirmed he arranged the private flight for his client.“In any case, someone will have to pay 17 million euros,” said Cohen Jonathan.ICYMI | Yesterday, we announced the Club-record signing of @EmilianoSala1 from @FCNantes.👉 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 20, 2019last_img read more

All clear given at Brentwood Elementary after suspicious device prompts evacuation

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have given the all clear at an elementary school in Miami Gardens after a suspicious device found on campus led to an evacuation.Officers responded to Brentwood Elementary at around 2 p.m., Friday, after a custodian found a device on school grounds, according to officials.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene showing teachers evacuating children across the street from the school. The children were seen walking in single file holding hands while being escorted by school personnel.Cameras later showed a robot taking away the device, which was located near a chain-link fence. Moments later, an officer was seen picking it up.Officials determined that the suspicious object turned out to be a water meter. It had wires sticking out with a timer on it, but authorities stressed it never posed a danger.K9 units searched the property for any clues about what may have led to the device being placed on school grounds. The investigation remains ongoing.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Local Woman Works to Get Parents Directly Involved in their Childrens Educations

first_imgShareki Chaney at the Greater Homewood Community Corporation headquarters.Shareki Chaney spent five years in the foster care system, being taken advantage of by one family who had her serving as a nanny to their biological children, and almost derailing her quest to become the first person in her family to graduate from high school and move onto college.  Chaney is now a coordinator for a program, run in partnership with Baltimore’s Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC), that seeks to get parents actively involved in their children’s education, becoming partners in the classroom and ensuring that the kids continue to have the support and motivation to accomplish their educational aims.The program for which Chaney serves as a coordinator is known as LIFTT, which stands for Learning Ignited by Family and Teachers Together.  It is a pilot program of ACTS (Alliance for Community, Teachers, and Schools), an organization under the fiscal umbrella of the GHCC, which is a local non-profit focused on sustainable community development efforts that also serves as a sponsor site for the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) program, which provides funding for volunteers who then work in short term service projects identified by GHCC.“GHCC’s mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities,” explained Tyson Garith, the AmeriCorps VISTA supervisor for the 45 year old organization.In pursuing that mission, GHCC looks to identify programs that could be established and overseen by VISTA volunteers for a period of one to three years, the idea being that the program will be able to then stand on its own once VISTA volunteers are no longer overseeing it.AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that provides funding for volunteers like Chaney to serve in anti-poverty initiatives.  In Baltimore, GHCC coordinates programs with a number of non-profits and governmental agencies which provide service opportunities for VISTA volunteers, according to Lee Domeika, one of GHCC’s AmeriCorps Vista leaders.For Chaney, now in her second year of volunteering through VISTA, LIFTT was an opportunity to directly influence some of the limitations her East Baltimore upbringing had on her own educational path. Chaney’s mother was not present for most of her life, which left her in the care of her grandmother.“My grandmother never came to the school,” said Chaney about her grandmother’s involvement in her education. “I would always want my grandmother to come to the school but because she was older it was harder for her.”Chaney explains that while she always enjoyed school, there came a point during her high school years when she lost focus. Nobody was pushing her to see her education through to the end, and it did not help that at 14, Chaney ended up in a foster home where she was taken advantage of by a family who encouraged her to stay out of school in order to take care of their biological children.Through LIFTT, Chaney now works to ensure that parents are more engrossed in the educational lives of their children by getting involved in actual classroom instruction.  The single mother of an eight year old son who attends Kipp Academy, Chaney felt her input was valued by her son’s teachers, and has worked to bring a similar ethos to the four LIFTT sites, all in Baltimore City public schools, she is currently overseeing.“When we go into these schools, I try to tell the parents the same thing: your voice is important, very important, more important than you actually know,” said Chaney.There are many advantages to having community parents directly involved in their children’s instruction says Chaney. Students are better behaved when someone they encounter on a regular basis in their neighborhood is in the classroom, and teachers get more direct input about how the students are faring.LIFTT parents are involved in lesson planning as well as classroom instruction, able to have input into various stages of the educational process.  The greater engagement facilitated by LIFTT has helped a number of parents become more active in their child’s school community overall, with a parent at one site coming to administer the school’s food pantry, another becoming vice president of the PTO, and another serving as a football coach.“All of that from LIFTT and because the administrators, the principals, everyone valued those parents . . . just because they have such a positive impact,” said Chaney. ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Apple Patents Gesture Expression Tracking for Mixed Reality Headset

first_img Popular on Variety The challenge with that approach is that you can’t simply film a user’s face if they’re wearing a headset. That’s why Apple is looking to combine data from separate sensors, including some used for eyebrow and jaw tracking, as well as eye tracking cameras. The latter could also be used for biometric authentication, as the patent application notes. The company also may use cameras for gesture tracking, according to the patent application.Apple has been working on its own headset for a couple of years now. Cnet reported last year that this headset would combine augmented and virtual reality, meaning that it would overlay virtual objects and worlds over a view of the real world.The patent application filed last week further outlines how the company is likely going to do that: by capturing the real world with outward-facing cameras, and then displaying these images on a display — an approach that’s very different from the way Microsoft’s and Magic Leap’s augmented reality headsets work. From the patent application:“In some embodiments, the world sensors may include one or more “video see through” cameras (e.g., RGB (visible light) video cameras) that capture high-quality video of the user’s environment that may be used to provide the user with a virtual view of their real environment.”Apple has yet to publicly comment on its headset plans, including when it intends to ship any such product. In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimated that the company may start to produce its headset by Q4 of this year, and then publicly introduce it in 2020. Massive iPhone Hack Compromised Thousands of Phones Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset could include a number of sensors to track the eyes, gestures and even facial expressions of its users. The company applied for a patent to track these kinds of inputs, and combine them with information gathered from outward-facing sensors for mixed reality experiences.The patent application in question, simply titled “Display System Having Sensors,” was first filed in March of this year, and published last week. It describes in detail plans to use a range of sensors to gather data from the wearer of a mixed reality headset.Such sensors would make it possible for Apple to more realistically reproduce a user’s facial expression in mixed reality. Apple has already developed facial tracking software for Animoji, the company’s animated AR emoji. Animoji make use of an iPhone’s selfie camera to track facial expressions, and then translate those movements to animation. Steven Spielberg’s Apple Event Appearance Was a Slap at Netflix (Analysis) Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

The Tokyo Ghoul LiveAction Movie Trailer Is Appropriately Freaky

first_img Do you like gore? You like live-action versions of anime series? Check this out: Tokyo Ghoul is getting a live-action film, and there’s a trailer out already!For the uninitiated, Tokyo Ghoul is one of the goriest shows you’ll have the pleasure of getting into, so keep that in mind before delving in. If you’re squeamish or faint of heart, you might find something like Sankarea or something a little less gross is more your speed. If that sounds perfect, consider running full speed ahead through this narrative as you follow Ken Kaneki through his transformation into a ghoul, eating humans here and there, looking for ways to stay sane while adjusting to his new life. It’s great. I promise.After receiving an organ transplant from the aforementioned Rize Kamishiro (who was, incidentally, trying to kill and eat him), Ken has lost most of his humanity and has gained a bit of a double life, fighting to retain any shred of normalcy he can, eventually taking up a job as a waiter and becoming a part of ghoul society.As Kaneki grows, he realizes there’s a whole subset of the world of ghouls who aren’t as cannibalistic and disgusting as the rest would let on, and that’s what Tokyo Ghoul centers around — his integration and coming to terms with the strange turn of events that’s befallen him. After all, how many college students do you know walking around with an irresistible longing for human flesh? Probably not that many.The trailer looks like a pretty worthy adaptation, even if Kaneki’s mask isn’t the coolest it could be. The film is aiming for a June 2017 release in Japan, though there isn’t yet a date for a Western release just yet. Hopefully we’ll see a run in our theaters too! How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Stay on targetlast_img read more

Why Men Started Shaving Their Beards for Health Reasons

first_imgThe threat of tuberculosis is still strong in many people’s minds. “TB” has affected humanity throughout its history, and it wasn’t until the start of the 20th century that doctors understood how the disease was spread. As described on the website of PBS, “Victims suffered from hacking, bloody coughs, debilitating pain in their lungs, and fatigue.” The affliction cast a shadow over millions. At the start of the 19th century a reported one in seven were dying from it.Public health campaigns in the 1920s tried to halt the spread of TB.Germ theory first entered public debate during the late 1800s, via figures such as chemist Louis Pasteur. Physician Robert Koch’s “tubercule baccilum” pushed Mankind further toward enlightenment, though it took some years to catch on.When the idea of bacteria and contagion was finally established, it replaced old notions of the condition being hereditary.Robert Koch discovered the tuberculosis bacillus.The presence of germs ushered in greater hygiene, and a concerted effort in countries like America to promote a new standard of healthy living. So while TB was a terrible thing, it also had an effect on modern society for the better.One small but significant impact on the male population was the removal of beards. Facial hair has all manner of importance to a man’s psyche, from religious conviction to simply wanting to look rugged.An iconic photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.However, tuberculosis cared not for these beliefs and conventions, playing havoc with furry chins in the Land of the Free. The clean-shaven look became essential, yet prior to that, the beard was seen as a protector from disease rather than its incubator.The Museum of Healthcare site writes that, in 1881, “Dr. Tom Robinson, an English physician… encourages men to grow facial hair to help prevent illness. According to Robinson, who drew on medical literature dating back to the Renaissance… medical conditions such as loose and sore teeth, nasal catarrh… and facial neuralgia… could all be prevented.”Before Germ Theory was widely accepted, people thought that a beard could protect it’s wearer from harmful particles in the air.While it seems ridiculous now, before Pasteur and Koch’s research was announced, a beard possessed qualities that positioned it as a kind of health shield for the face.The piece goes on to say, “soldiers with facial hair were less likely to be admitted to hospital with respiratory ailments such as bronchitis because it was believed that the hair could sift out harmful particles in the air.”Civil war soldiers with beards.By the beginnings of the 20th century, that baby was being thrown out the window, along with the infected bathwater. In North America the “contamination of milk supplies in New York became an international headline when it was argued that facial hair could harbor farmyard dirt or tuberculosis, which could then end up in the milk.”A rule was put in place whereby “only clean-shaven men would be allowed to milk cows and deliver their product to distribution centers.” From there the sight of a beard became unwholesome, and not only that but a danger to human life.Roland Richer (VSer) shaving Grandpa Abe Mast, 96 years old.Within decades the government’s message of fresh air and germ awareness, combined with antibiotics development, had taken the fight to TB and won.Intriguingly, this plague led to the expansion of American culture, as people wanting to escape TB set up home along the railroad. Their endeavors saw the construction of cities, together with an embracing of the outdoors life as a bedrock of public health.As PBS summarizes, “The acceptance of tuberculosis as a contagion had a huge impact on American society, not only in medicine and public health policy, but also in recreation, city planning, and even popular fashion.”Read another story from us: Men in Russia used to be Taxed for Growing a BeardThe beard emerged from the devastation and has recurred as a fashionable adornment over the decades. But arguably its reputation was damaged forever after its run in with tuberculosis.If Mankind has become less whiskery as a result, then surely that is a small price to pay.last_img read more

Xiamen Airlines adds capacity to see China visits top 1000000 mark

first_imgXiamen Air Airlines additional capacity to see China visits top 1,000,000 markA dramatic increase in seat capacity, and continued strong demand from Chinese tourists, will see the annual number of Chinese visitors to Australia top one million in coming weeks (according to data from Tourism Research Australia).By December, Xiamen Airlines will be one of six Chinese carriers with direct flights to Sydney, the multi award-winning Fujian based carrier will bring an estimated 36,000 visitors to Australia. That extra capacity will help push the annual Chinese visitor number beyond 1,000,000. For a country that once boasted it lived “off the sheep’s back”, Chinese Tourism is now worth more than two-and-a-half times the entire wool export industry.Xiamen Airlines inaugural Sydney Flight (MF 807) landed at 09:55hrs this morning at Kingsford Smith Airport. The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (Registration B-2763) is a brand new aircraft having commenced service in September 2015. Source = Xiamen Airlines Xiamen Airlinesbook and fly herelast_img read more

FHA Updates Lender Certification Requirements

first_img On Thursday, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) proposed several revisions to its lender certification requirements. Specifically, the FHA is proposing revisions to its Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application (Form 92900-A) and to its annual lender certification form.Additionally, the FHA is revising its “defect taxonomy” to clarify the various loan defect categories and how the agency weighs the severity of each defect.“A key focus of this Administration and of my tenure at HUD has been to improve the clarity, certainty, and transparency of our regulations and requirements,” said Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. “As part of this work, we have updated our defect taxonomy as well as the annual and loan-level certifications delivered in connection with FHA-insured loans. While HUD will preserve its strict enforcement authority where our requirements are violated, we will continue to reduce unnecessary burdens on stakeholders across our programs.”“It has become clear that our lending partners are seeking clarity and greater certainty when documenting compliance with FHA requirements,” said Acting Deputy Secretary and FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery. “We are proposing a new, more transparent set of requirements that will preserve our enforcement authority. We anticipate that this will encourage more lender participation in FHA business, thus increasing competition in the market and resulting in greater choices for borrowers.”The FHA notes that traditional banks participating in FHA’s single-family mortgage insurance programs has declined since the housing crisis, and non-bank lenders originating FHA-insured mortgages have increased. According to the FHA, President Trump issued a memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform on March 27, 2019. The President’s memorandum included a directive that FHA work to diversify the network of FHA-approved lenders through “increased participation by registered depository institutions,” in order to expand mortgage financing options offered by a more diverse population of lending institutions. Lending mortgage 2019-05-09 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Government, News, Servicing FHA Updates Lender Certification Requirementscenter_img May 9, 2019 1,125 Views Sharelast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But aside from their individual skill sets and how they fit in to what the Cardinals want to do on offense and defense, it’s how their character and personality — and that includes first-round draft pick D.J. Humphries — fit with the players already on the roster.“The one thing that stands out about these two picks is these two guys really are the epitome to me of passion, love for the game, the kind of character that we want in our locker room,” general manager Steve Keim said. “Both of them (were) team captains. Both of them (bring) tremendous intangibles. Both guys are hard workers. Both of them play at the highest level. They compete.”Keim has often said when teams miss on a prospect, they miss more on the person than the player.It’s why the Cardinals put a premium on drafting those individuals who have a passion and love for the game.“It’s one of the most important factors,” said Keim, now in his third year leading the draft. “Again, all these guys on our board have a degree of ability, and what the hardest part to judge is the heart and the mind. And the thing that is so good about our football team right now is to come in and to be accepted and to fit in in that locker room; you better love it and you better have passion, or those veteran leaders are going to call you out, and they’re going to eliminate you quick.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 47center_img TEMPE, Ariz. — Leading up to the NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals insisted they had no areas of need.They did, though, have areas to address, and they did so with their two draft picks on Friday.First was the pass rush specialist: 6-2, 260-pound outside linebacker Markus Golden out of Missouri. He was taken in the second round at 58th overall.Then came a running back, one with size, in Northern Iowa’s David Johnson, who measured 6-foot-1 and 224 pounds. He arrived in the third round at No. 86 overall. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Those that play with a strong emotion rather than go through the motions can easily be identified, according to head coach Bruce Arians.“You get them on the phone and they’re so excited,” he said. “They can’t wait to get here Thursday (for rookie mini-camp). They’re looking for a role. First thing they said, ‘Hey, I’ll cover kicks, Coach,’ and, ‘I return kickoffs. Don’t forget I return kickoffs.’ I said, ‘Yeah, I ain’t forget that. I know. You’ve got a pretty good resume.’ They’re very excited, so that makes it fun.”Going into the third day of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cardinals own six picks, including two each in the fifth and seventh rounds.They obtained that second fifth-round selection after trading down with Baltimore in round two.“Looks good,” said Keim, referring to their draft board. “Still a lot of guys that Coach and I like — and our scouts and our coaches like as well. (We) may go back (to the draft room) and we’ve had some conversations about going up, so we’re going to be active and aggressive. If there’s somebody that we think can help us, we’re certainly going to make a jump at them.”last_img read more

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