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first_imgCALIFORNIA-BRED ACCLIMATE GOES GATE TO WIRE UNDER GARCIA TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, HE GETS 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF IN 2:48.80      ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–In sharp recent form and blessed with an abundance of natural speed, California-bred Acclimate took six rivals on a merry chase that resulted in a stirring half length victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Phil D’Amato, the 5-year-old gelding by Acclamation got the marathon mile and three quarters on turf in 2:48.80.Fresh off a gate to wire victory in a 1 1/8 mile turf starter allowance on May 31, Acclimate broke sharply and was immediately under a snug hold down the hill and enjoyed a three-length advantage heading into the Club House turn.  With favored Causeforcommotion beginning to tire in second position,  Garcia let out a notch a quarter mile from home and Acclimate enjoyed a three length advantage over eventual runner-up Oscar Dominguez a furlong from home en route to a hard fought win.Off at 9-1, Acclimate paid $21.00, $8.60 and $4.40.“It was all in the instruction Phil gave me,” said Garcia.  “He said, ‘Just break, take the lead and don’t look back.  He has natural speed and he is going to handle (the distance) no problem.  When I asked him, he just responded and they never caught me.”Owned by the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing, Acclimate, who is out of the Boundary mare Know No Bounds, was bred by the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen.  A winner in his first stakes appearance, Acclimate is now 14-5-1-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he has earnings of $175,521.“When this horse gets comfortable, he keeps clipping those steady fractions,” said D’Amato.  “Even though he was going fast, he was kind of doing it the right way.  He didn’t look like he was all out.  I knew they were coming to him at the half mile pole and Martin kind of turned him loose and he opened up again…Hat’s off to Martin.  He rode a brilliant race.”Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez, next to last early, rallied strongly but was second best, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Red King.  Off at 5-2, Oscar Dominguez paid $4.00 and $3.20.Red King never threatened and finished 5 ¼ lengths in front of stablemate Ya Gotta Wanna, the third D’Amato-trained horse in the San Juan. Off at 7-1 with Aaron Gryder, Red King paid $5.40 to show.Fractions on the race, all set by the winner, were 22.26, 46.10, 1:09.76, 1:34.95, 1:59.86 and 2:24.10.last_img read more


Camperdown beat St Hugh’s in netball thriller

first_img Camperdown drew level twice in the third quarter, but St Hugh’s maintained their lead going into the final quarter 27-24. It was an exciting and thrilling affair in the final quarter, as at one stage, Camperdown went up by four goals at 29-25, before St Hugh’s rallied to even the score before the team traded goals. At full time, both teams were tied at 34-34. With several of the St Hugh’s players showing fatigue and making several errors, Camperdown took charge in extra time to pull off a four-goal victory. Goal shooter Kadie-Ann Dehaney top scored for St Hugh’s with 36 goals from 60 attempts. Camperdown’s goal attack, Ramone Lawrence, had 30 from 37 and goal shooter Idora McCarthy, 15 from 24. Winning coach Wayne Stewart was very elated after his team’s victory. “Both teams came out and played hard, as St Hugh’s are a good team, but I like the way my girls played this evening. They have been fantastic all season, and it was one of the best finals I have seen. “We had beaten them before, and we were very confident that we would have won again. When we took the four-goal lead in the first minute of overtime, I knew then that it was over,” said Stewart. Gaynstead High and Camperdown High were crowned new champions in the urban area, while defending champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical retained their rural titles in the finals of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association netball competition at the Leila Robinson Courts yesterday. The match of the day was the urban senior finals between Camperdown and last year’s beaten finalists, St Hugh’s High, where the large crowd in attendance was treated to a thriller. The game went into overtime, and Camperdown emerged 45-41 winners. Both teams were meeting for the second time this season, and Camperdown maintained their dominance over their rivals. In the first game, they won by four goals, and yesterday’s game was no different. It was Camperdown who came out of the blocks the quicker of the two as they raced to a 5-2 lead. St Hugh’s rallied to level at 6-6 before Camperdown took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. For most of the second quarter, only one or two goals separated the teams before St Hugh’s jumped into a 19-15 lead at half time. Exciting affair DOMINANT HOLMWOOD In the rural junior finals, Denbigh got the better of Knox 28-22, while in a one-sided senior finals, Holmwood picked up their 11th title after crushing first-times finalists Titchfield 49-25. Goal shooter Tracy Ann Francis was in fine form for the champions, scoring 48 goals from 54 attempts. Gaynstead created history in the urban junior finals, as the Dalton Hinds-coached team defeated many-time champions the Queen’s School 25-21. Goal shooter Kelsey James top scored for Gaynstead with 18 from 22 attempts.last_img read more

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Granger will have to give this nation what it wants, whether he likes it…

first_imgDear Editor,If President David Granger hopes that skirting around the CCJ decision and ignoring the importance of swiftly appointing the GECOM Chairman would rally the public to him, he will be disappointed. The last credible polling I saw pegs his popularity at below 38 per cent and the popularity of the corrupt and incompetent PNC-led coalition that he heads, even lower than that.Guyanese in increasing numbers are rejecting these PNC tactics of pretending that the No-Confidence Motion was not successfully passed and that the Judiciary has not spoken. This is bad news for Mr Granger because every day he delays is another day he will be personally held for the destruction of democracy in Guyana along with the shutting down of the economy.The GDP numbers were positive because some US$180 million in oil pipelines pass through the books of Guyana but such a pass-through transaction does not mean any serious tangible economic wealth for the people was created. To better understand the reality in the economy at the granular level which impacts the lives of the ordinary man, just calculate the non-oil GDP growth. From my computation, the non-oil economy declined by some 1.3 per cent. So, Mr Granger does not have real economic buoyancy on his side.The only weapon team Granger has is a public address to the nation but from the way things are shaping up after observing the PNC-held street protest against GECOM, even their core supporters are not interested in following Mr Granger blindly; their number was under 100 protesters.The bottom line remains, there is not much that Mr Granger can do now to shift public sentiments about this no-confidence vote. In the eyes of the majority, the Government has fallen and we have an illegitimate and illegal gang of interlopers who parade as a sort of junta claiming to be a Government.Mr Granger had a chance after the CCJ judgment to level with the people and take back leadership on this issue but as usual, his poor management style bubbled to the top and he failed again. If I were him, I would have addressed the nation. In that speech, I would have stated clearly what I was thinking and why it was important to seek judicial review and apologise to the nation for the delay and thank them for their patience.I would have laid out a road map for the next 3 months and announced a date of the elections as October 18, 2019 (4 months after – enough time for GECOM). I would have announced a new GECOM Chairman (he has 18 names with a world-class citizen like Major General (Rtd) Joe Singh on it).I would outline what my government had done for the people over the last 4 years and the challenges I faced along the way and just ask the people for another chance since the Guyanese people are a forgiving lot. I would have formally launched the campaign. Such firm and bold leadership would have given him a way out of this political impasse and may have even improved his political chances. That is how pragmatic and principled people operate and this is how you gain the respect of the people. This is what Bharrat Jagdeo does every week at his press conference – level with the people.As we all know, there is a major shortage of pragmatism and principled behaviour in the Granger DNA so what we got instead was more subterfuge and deception, more division in the nation, more intransigence and a total news blackout from State House. At the end of the day, the failure of Mr Granger to personally communicate with the people on this CCJ issue is a microcosm of a larger strategic failure of his presidency – his inability to expand his support base outside the usual Congress Place followers. As we saw in 2015, Mr Granger could not have won those elections without crossover votes from the sugar belt, the urban business community and the urban professionals.He has now permanently lost all of these people and there is no chance of him ever recovering them unless he does right by the rule of law and the Constitution. Saying I will follow the Constitution is not the same as actually following the Constitution and unfortunately, team Granger thinks the people are so stupid that they cannot see the “three card trick game” that the PNC is attempting to play on them by gambling with the intelligence of the people.Everyone in the room, save and except for the delusional, know that Mr Granger will have to give this nation what it wants, whether he likes it or not.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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first_imgPatrick Gildea and his renowned hairdressing team have moved premises to what is being described by many as one of the most modern and tasteful salons in the country.Patrick GildeaTo celebrate how well the transition has gone, Patrick and his team are offering a free makeover to a customer.To get a free makeover by Patrick and the team, simply read his letter below. Open Letter to Our CustomersHello,As you may already know Patrick Gildea hairdressing team have relocated to River View Business Park on the new Neil T Blaney Road in the New Town area and has already in a short space of time has been described as one of Irelands most beautiful salons.Just for you our valued customer, we want you to be assured and to know that we will continue to offer the same professional, friendly service at our new salon, while also creating a first “”Centre of Excellence”” for Hairdressing. Our promise to you is simple. From the moment we welcome you we aim to make your experience perfect.We are focused on customer experience and providing highly skilled staff. It is for that reason we have relocated to this new spacious premise. It also provides free customer parking with easy access for the customer and will give you a more luxurious, relaxing experience.Our aim for you is to deliver a high quality service at a price that is affordable for you. We are continuously improving and adapting to meet your needs. This new centre provides a place for you where the service reflects the surroundings. We are excited at bringing hairdressing to a whole new level in the North West and we want you to be part of that. That’s what the new salon will do for you.We value you so much that we want to offer a FREE make over to someone our customers would like to recommend . To nominate someone to win this make over go to Patrick Gildea Hairdressing on Facebook and nominate someone you think deserves a treat and tell us why.Thanks for everything, your business is always appreciated. Patrick Gildea Hairdressing TeamGET A FREE MAKEOVER AT PATRICK GILDEA’S FANTASTIC NEW SALON was last modified: July 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalmake-overPatrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more



first_imgThe large Garda presence in Glenties as the Taoiseach laves. Pic by Nortwest Nwspix.Right2Water estimate that around 150 people took part in a noisy, but mostly peaceful protest at Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s visit to the McGill Summer School in Glenties.Philip Mc Fadden who was one of the organisers said “We were pleased with the attendance- we never expected the turn-out to be massive, given it was originally the visit of Minister Alan Kelly on the Tuesday that we were organizing a protest for. We most certainly knew that there was no need for such a huge Garda presence, as all protests on water charges so far in Donegal have been peaceful.”Philip also noted the contrast between the reception given to An Taoiseach and the one given to Independent T D Catherine Murphy who actually came over and mingled with the protestors. “The work that Catherine Murphy has done on the Siteserv controversy is widely appreciated amongst those people who have the interests and well-being of all citizens at heart. She had no need to hide behind a line of Gardaí ”.Another person who spoke with the protestors was Michael Gallagher of the Families of the Omagh bomb victims, he simply praised those assembled and said they were doing great work in highlighting their cause.Sinead Stewart of Right2Water Donegal said ” We are really glad that we took our protest to Glenties , considering that the McGill school gives a voice to almost all strands of mainstream political opinion we felt Patrick Mc Gill would be more than pleased that, like himself with his novels we have given a voice to the voiceless , a voice to working people whom are never included in the Summer School Debates. We believe that it is through the active campaigns against austerity an water charges that working people are receiving their political lessons , people who have never seen themselves as political before are now making the connections that the political decisions taken by others affects their lives in so many ways.”Sinead also said ”The unions affiliated to Right2Water will be running political education training for activists in Donegal in the next few weeks, this training is another building block for people to deepen their understanding of how to assert themselves politically in their own lives”. Right2Water in Donegal take great heart from the fact that ordinary working people -including a significant amount of women- have come to the fore in the movement against austerity and water charges in the past 5 years or so , over the next few years or so ,in Donegal and elsewhere expect to see people emerging from these campaigns ,who will be up to the task of challenging the political establishment of this county.WE WERE RIGHT TO PROTEST IN GLENTIES – RIGHT2WATER was last modified: July 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more



first_imgDONEGAL Senator Jimmy Harte has hit back at political opponents who have been ‘using’ his comments about a Polish waitress to “score points.”Senator Harte said he had responded to what the woman had been reported as saying.“It is very simple what happened,” said the Senator. “A journalist in Poland working for the Irish Independent wrote an article based on an interview given by a Polish lady to a Polish newspaper. “A local journalist working for the Irish Independent was asked by his editors to get a response from local politicians based on the information that was given to him at the time.“I gave my response and I made it clear yesterday that if the translation of the original article was wrong, then I would withdraw my comments and I have done that,” he said.Senator Harte said claims from Sinn Fein that he had been ‘opportunistic’ didnt’ ‘stand up to scrutiny.’“The journalist concerned called me, I didn’t call him. It’s as simple as that and I think anyone would have reacted in the same way,” he said. Earlier Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray called on Senator Harte to apologise for his comments. YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.RACISTS OR OFFENSIVE COMMENTS ARE NOT WELCOMESENATOR HITS BACK IN POLISH CLAIMS was last modified: February 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


The role of brands in enhancing the country’s reputation and strengthening its competitiveness

first_imgThe nation brand concept has been around for almost two decades and continues to attract interest due to the very nature of its dynamism. Brand South Africa is mandated with managing the country’s image and reputation and as such, continuously seeks to engage in public and private collaborations to strengthen relations and promote a cohesive approach.Place branding has many similarities with product branding. The general definition that a brand communicates a ‘promise of the rational and emotional benefits that customers can expect’ also holds true for place branding. The difference is that in place branding, delivery of the brand ‘promise’ is constantly affected by the behaviour and actions of a multitude of stakeholders. Those range from the highest levels of politicians, civilian leaders and business people to the person in the street who interacts with visitors.One cannot be dismissive of the fact that in product branding the value chain is far more controlled, manipulated to some extent and the brand promise can be delivered more consistently, whereas with place branding this is far from the truth. Place branding is a long-term process of getting as many brand influencers to adopt and commit to delivering on the brand promise, from the high powered-influencers that have the biggest media following and reach, to local communities and citizens.It has been said several times, that place branding goes far beyond the nice logo design and slogan. While the logo and slogan are important symbols of a brand identity, they usually have a very limited bearing on place brand credibility. Brand experience and brand credibility become the defining pillars that influence a decision to visit a country.The actions and conduct of government, business and community leaders are the real factors that affect brand credibility. This has been evident in our country as we have witnessed our vibrant constitution and democracy in action.The most difficult task in country branding is about proactively canvassing a broad spectrum of brand ambassadors to adopt and ‘live’ the brand; expand the brand communication in a controlled manner and do damage control when the brand image and reputation is threatened. The positioning needs to be converted into a catchy and creative brand essence that is easy to communicate. A marketing strategy should be devised to promote the brand message to selected target markets and segments.  It is all part of an integrated approach.There is now more than ever, a need for more awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of the value of the country’s brand by stakeholders – both public and private. This includes a great variety of sectors, such as tourism, exports, investments, culture, sports and international relations, with whom we can achieve a common message, alignment of contents and a common graphic expression of what South Africa stands for and what it offers to the world. An untapped opportunity is the country of origin though there have been a number of brands who naturally found brand fit with their brands and have encapsulated the South African identity into their communication messages.Country Brands like Chile and New Zealand have been successful in adopting and implementing the country of origin approach in telling their brand promise story. Additionally, a strong incorporation of the country brand has been generated at the level of different companies highlighting the country-of-origin. In the long run, this has a positive impact on the reputation of these countries and the country is able to build strong brand constructs or association.The same opportunity exists in South Africa. We strongly believe that South Africa is a country that punches above its weight and there are thousands of successful stories that when put together under the umbrella of a “brand promise storytelling” can fast track the association of our country brand with inspiration, talent and admiration.  Our country brand’s image and reputation will be enhanced in a way that encourages each and every South African to be a positive ambassador, reflecting the attributes of the brand.The brand of a country is a tremendously powerful tool for the promotion of exports, the attraction of investments, the attraction of talent and, most importantly, to favour business and the development of countries. With appropriate management of a country’s brand and strategic collaborations, it is possible to promote and position the differentiating attributes of a nation audiences.Our vision as Brand South Africa is to create a Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally. The time for this vision to come alive is now as we partner with MAA to get SA corporates to play their part and rally behind their country brand.Public-private partnerships: private businesses have most contact with potential customers, both at a business-to-business and business-to-consumer level. It is extremely important that the government and private sector marketing parties should agree on clear brand messages and should apply and use these consistently. After all, when the country succeeds, the economy improves and the brands prosper.The role of brands in enhancing the country’s reputation and strengthening its competitiveness play an integral component in showing off a country’s capabilities. The value and quality of these brands are a reflection of the country’s brand. They tell the story of a strong Nation Brand which is experienced by both domestic and international audiences.Words by: Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africalast_img read more

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Google Seeking Developers to Make Wave-Based Forum

first_imgThe idea has been batted around before, but now it looks like Google is ready to throw some effort in the direction of creating a Google Wave powered forum.According to a post on the Google Wave Developer Blog, the Google Wave team already open-sourced Forum Botty, a Google Wave extension that creates a forum-like experience inside Wave, and now it wants to “continue developing this code base into a powerful and generic extension for running forums in wave, and we’re hoping that other developers like you will join us in this project.”Google Wave is a real-time, collaborative environment that Google made available to the public at the end of May. Despite much hype and anti-hype (where detractors rush to call it dead), it looks like Wave is still very much alive and kicking and looking at some interesting new uses.The post on the developer blog is written by David Crane, an external Wave developer who is involved in the development of the Debatewise extension. With his work on Debatewise, Crane has already used Wave in holding mass discussions, so he already has some experience in the realm of creating a Wave-based forum. Crane writes that Wave is better than a standard forum right from the get-go:Google Wave offers a number of benefits over traditional forum software, with just its native functionality. However, by incorporating some of the tried-and-tested features from forums into a robot, we could turn Google Wave into the ultimate platform for forum-based discussion.A forum could be a killer app for Wave. It’s a tool that people already use in huge numbers for specific purposes, are used to keeping separate to their email, and will dip in and out of as required. Wave is similar enough for them to jump in quickly and different enough for them to get, and be hooked by, the benefits. A forum removes the need for people to find things to use Wave for and means they could use it even if none of their friends did. Wave could enhance and improve upon some of the most important features of a forum and through acclimatisation, will encourage them to use it for a world of other purposes.Crane says that there are three areas in need of developing: a way of organizing waves around subject matter, a method of encouraging participation with rewards and the development of “trust mechanisms so people can determine who to rely upon or ignore”.To this end, he says that they are looking for “Python, Java and Javascript developers, QA testers and anyone with an interest in forum software, community building and online discussion”. The resulting Wave-based forum will be licensed under the same open-source license used for Google Wave, meaning it will be open for others to implement and modify. Tags:#Google#Real-Time Web#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Dy: We don’t think of ourselves as reserves

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Jelling as a team biggest challenge for PH volleybelles, says Reyes “We’ll still do what the primary players do and I don’t see our situation as a disadvantage because we’ll take this as an opportunity to be part of the national team’s training,” said Dy in Filipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOHitter Kim Kianna Dy and libero Dawn Macandili don’t mind the “reserve” label as long as they’re part of the volleyball squad set to represent the Philippines in upcoming international competitions.“We don’t think of ourselves as reserves, we’re still part of the team and whatever the 12 players do, we’ll do the same,” said Dy during the team’s media day Friday at Arellano University School of Law.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Dy and Macandili, who are also teammates in La Salle, are the reserve players for the PH volleyball team who will compete in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship.The Lady Spiker added her stint with the national team is an opportunity for her to learn new things and help her prepare for upcoming tournaments including the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This will be an opportunity for us players to strengthen ourselves as volleyball players,” said Dy. “It’s also for our mental toughness and skills to help us further improve and prepare for future tournaments.”Dy said that being backups doesn’t put them at a disadvantage. View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

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Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger biggest hit since 3 Idiots

first_imgSalman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger seems to be the biggest hit since 3 Idiots as it has broken all records. The Kabir Khan-directed film co-starring Katrina Kaif has grossed over Rs 200 crore in less than a fortnight.So besides creating the record of the highest opening day ever with a Rs. 32.92 crore, the film also managed to break all opening weekend records.Besides, Ek Tha Tiger also creates a new record for the fastest Rs. 100 crore earning at the box office. The film released on August 15, 2012. “The film has opened to a crazy response, so there are chances that the total box office collection will increase. Since the film was strategically released on a week that included Independence Day as well as Eid, it had an advantage,” said trade analyst Vajir Singh.No sequel to Ek Tha TigerDespite the ending of Ek Tha Tiger leaving a scope for a sequel, the makers have denied any such move.”We have not thought of a sequel for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. We don’t have any idea (story line) for the sequel,” Kabir informed.Even the producers have denied making a sequel. “With the success of the film, it would be the obvious conclusion for anybody to assume that the film deserves a sequel. However, as of now, there are no such plans and it is more conjecture,” Yash Raj Films’ vice president (marketing and communications) Rafiq Gangjee said.Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif recently grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2016: Dwayne Bravo reprimanded for showing dissent at umpire’s decision

first_imgGujarat Lions all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was reprimanded by the Match Referee for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision during his team’s three-wicket win over Mumbai Indies in an IPL match here.”Bravo admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction,” an IPL release said.West Indies’ Bravo took one wicket for 39 runs in his four overs, while scored just 2 off 6 balls before being caught by Parthiv Patel off Jasprit Bumrah.last_img read more

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Jeannette Corbiere Lavell Addresses Gathering

first_imgNova Scotians celebrating Mi’kmaq and Women’s History months were joined by one of the country’s top advocates for women and Native’s rights today, Oct. 25. Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, internationally recognized for her work to advance women’s rights, is making her first visit to Nova Scotia since becoming president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. “The work of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and of Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, is of great importance,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “The province is working in a number of areas of shared priority with the Association, including the elimination of violence against Aboriginal women and girls.” Ms. Corbiere Lavell spoke at an event organized by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “Jeannette Corbiere Lavell has dedicated her life fighting for the equality of Aboriginal women,” said Denise Peterson-Rafuse, the Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “I am very pleased that she is in Halifax to share her insight on issues facing Aboriginal women and her priorities as president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.” She has worked as a teacher and school principal, education and employment counsellor, cabinet appointee and consultant on law, justice and Indian status matters. Ms. Corbiere Lavell is co-editor of Until Our Hearts Are On The Ground: Aboriginal Mothers, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth. Ms. Corbiere Lavell has also received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, which honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advance women’s equality. In Canada, Women’s History Month is celebrated in October, which is also Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

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Rupee opens 5 paise down at 6859 vs USD

first_imgMumbai: The rupee depreciated marginally by 5 paise to 68.59 against the US dollar in early trade Tuesday as the country’s exports entered the negative zone after a gap of eight months.At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened weak at 68.59 registering a decline of 5 paise over its last close. The local currency however pared the initial loss and was trading at 68.55 at 0945 hrs.The rupee had settled at 68.54 against the US dollar Monday.Forex traders said weak trade data, foreign fund outflows and rising crude oil prices weighed on the domestic currency. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepAccording to the government data, India’s exports entered negative zone after a gap of eight months recording a decline of 9.71 per cent to USD 25.01 billion in June.Imports also declined 9 per cent to USD 40.29 billion in June mainly due to falling prices of petroleum products, leaving a trade deficit of USD 15.28 billion.Notwithstanding the weak trade data, positive opening in domestic equities supported the local unit and restricted the downfall, traders said.Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.12 per cent to USD 66.56 per barrel.Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) pulled out Rs 216.44 crore on a net basis Monday, provisional data showed.Domestic bourses opened on a positive note Tuesday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 109.86 points higher at 39,006.57 and Nifty up 31 points at 11,619.35.last_img read more

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Bajaj Finance shares zoom over 7 after Q1 results

first_imgNew Delhi: Shares of Bajaj Finance on Friday zoomed over 7 per cent after the company reported its highest-ever quarterly consolidated net profit during the first quarter ended June 30. The company’s scrip rallied 7.20 per cent to close at Rs 3,265.85 on the BSE. During the day, it zoomed 7.65 per cent to Rs 3,279.65. On the NSE, shares rose by 7.40 per cent to close at Rs 3,272. On the traded volume front, 3.38 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over 69 lakh units on the NSE during the day. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Bajaj Finance on Thursday reported its highest-ever quarterly consolidated net profit to Rs 1,195 crore during the first quarter ended June 30, up by 43 per cent from the year-ago period. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 836 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19. Its total income (consolidated) rose 47 per cent to Rs 5,808 crore during the June quarter of 2019-20, against Rs 3,938 crore a year ago, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BFL) said in a release. On a standalone basis, the net profit in the quarter increased 35 per cent to Rs 1,125 crore from Rs 834 crore in the year-ago quarter. Income jumped 40 per cent to Rs 5,305 crore as against Rs 3,792 crore.last_img read more

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Morocco Keen To Deepen Bilateral Relations with Portugal FM

lisbon – Our conviction and our ambition is to ensure that relations with Portugal are further enriched and renewed, said Wednesday in Lisbon Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar.“The relations binding the two countries are exceptional thanks to the friendship and serenity that have always marked bilateral relations, enriched by our shared vision for the Mediterranean and the Atlantic regions,” said Mezouar during a press conference with his Portuguese counterpart, Rui Machete.These two dimensions have helped us to think of our partnership in relation to our environment, which requires continuous and ongoing flexibility, the minister said at the press briefing which was attended by Ambassador of Morocco to Portugal, Karima Benyaich.“We are in a context marked by a multiple issues related to peace and security and that are related to the problems of migration, human development, and the current economic juncture,” he added. For his part, Rui Machete said Morocco is an excellent partner for Portugal, describing as exceptional the relations between the two country.He said the meeting with the Moroccan top diplomat, held on the eve of the ministerial meeting of the 5+5 Dialogue forum aims to strengthen bilateral relations, and provides an opportunity to assess the work done in recent months, particularly since his visit to Morocco last January.Mezouar, is to take part, Thursday in Lisbon, in the 11th Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the “5 +5 Dialogue” group. read more

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TNA warns Government over failure to address issues

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has warned the Government to immediately address some of the key issues faced by the Tamils in the North, failing which they will back a change of Government.TNA and opposition leader R. Sampanthan said that while the Government has done a lot, more remains to be done. He also said that a new Constitution must be created through which a political solution is given to the Tamils.The opposition leader said that at consecutive elections the Tamils have been calling for a politucal solution. He said that hundreds of Tamils are still without jobs and this must be looked into.Sampanthan was speaking at a public event held in Vavuniya to coincide with the handing over of houses to the displaced families in the North.The 150 homes were built by the Gnanam Foundation. Actor Rajinikanth was to attend the event but he had to cancel his visit following protests by groups in Tamil Nadu. (Colombo Gazette) “Hundreds of Tamils are still suffering. The Government must understand this,” he said. Sampanthan said that the TNA will have high level talks with the Government and push for solutions for the Tamils issues. read more

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