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Nova Scotia Launches Cannabis Consultation

first_img For more information or to complete the survey visit Copies of the survey will also be available at Access Nova Scotia Centres starting Oct. 12. They can be mailed in or dropped off at those locations once they have been completed. Cannabis will be legal in Canada by July 2018 and Nova Scotians are being asked to share their thoughts. An online survey was launched today, Oct. 6 and runs to Oct. 27. The province is asking for input on key issues including the legal age to purchase and use recreational cannabis, where it can be purchased, and where it can be used. “As the federal government moves toward legalizing cannabis, our top priority is to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “We want to hear from Nova Scotians as we develop a well-regulated legal market that encourages responsible use and minimizes organized crime.” Within the federal legal framework, each province and territory is responsible for making decisions and creating rules and laws around the sale and use of recreational cannabis within its borders. While the federal legislation sets limits, such as minimum age or maximum possession limits, the prov¬inces and territories can add additional restrictions. The online survey asks for feedback on the following: age 19 as the legal age of purchase and use the sale of cannabis through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation where recreational cannabis can be used drug-impaired drivinglast_img read more

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When Brad Pitt made Kendall Jenner nervous

first_imgLos Angeles: Supermodel Kendall Jenner has revealed why she slipped out quickly from brother-in-law Kanye Wests recent Sunday Service. She was too nervous on spotting Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt at the Service.”He was there. I think he’s been a couple times, but that was the first time that I was there when he was there. And, I literally left early,” Jenner confessed to Jimmy Fallon, on his popular show, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, according to a report in “”. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaPitt surprised all when he turned up at West’s Service on September 1. Although the “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” actor has been to West’s Service before, this was the first time he was around on the same day that 23-year-old supermodel Kendall was around.”I just saw ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ and it was so good and he just gets better with age so I was like ‘I gotta go. Isn’t there a saying ‘don’t ever meet your superheroes?’ I just love him so much I’m going to leave it at that,” she explained to Fallon.last_img read more

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Alliance with BJP inevitable says Uddhav

first_imgMumbai: Amid reports that ruling BJP and Shiv Sena are hardening their positions on sharing of seats to contest the assembly polls, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the saffron alliance is “inevitable” and it will return to power once again. Speaking at a function here, Thackeray lavished praise on Modi for nullifying Article 370, and gave a call for construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and introduction of Uniform Civil Code. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”PM Modi has provided leadership and direction to the country which has immense capacity to progress and develop. I thanked Modi for abrogating Article 370 (which provided special status of Jammu and Kashmir) and the ‘Chandrayaan-2’ mission… Now the nation awaits the construction of a Ram mandir in Ayodhya and (introduction of) Uniform Civil Code,” said Thackeray. “Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will remain so. Modi has proved this in deed and not just in words,” he added. Thackeray said the country was also proud of ISRO scientists for manoeuvring the ambitious moon mission.last_img read more

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Sudanese military forces must withdraw from Abyei Security Council says

In a presidential statement issued today, the Council strongly condemned “the Government of Sudan’s taking and continued maintenance of military control over the Abyei area and the resulting displacement of tens of thousands of residents of Abyei.”The statement, read out by Nelson Messone, the Permanent Representative of Gabon, which holds the rotating monthly presidency for June, added that Sudan’s military presence in the area constitutes “a serious violation” of previous agreements. Violence and looting broke out in Abyei town after the northern troops took control of the area last month, displacing an estimated 45,000 people. “The Council calls on the Sudanese Armed Forces to ensure an immediate halt to all looting, burning, and illegal resettlement,” the statement said. “The Council stresses that all those responsible for violations of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law, as well as those who ordered those acts, will be held accountable.”A previous Council statement condemned an attack by Southern forces against a convoy of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), and today’s statement condemned two additional attacks last month.Noting that supply routes have been blocked and a bridge in Southern Abyei was destroyed by the Sudanese Armed Forces, the Council called “on all parties to respect humanitarian principles and allow all humanitarian personnel timely and unfettered access to vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the fighting.”The presidential statement echoed remarks made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who last month called on “both parties to cease their military operations, withdraw all forces and armed elements from the Abyei Area, and desist from further acts of aggression, including attacks on UN peacekeepers.”The recent violence is taking place just weeks before Southern Sudan formally separates from the rest of the country, following a referendum held in January. 3 June 2011The Security Council today demanded that the Government of Sudan withdraw immediately from Abyei, the disputed area which is contested by both north and south Sudan. read more

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Al Jazeera nabs matchfixers in the act at Galle stadium

Both matches were played at Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka. In secretly filmed meetings, the match-fixers also said that they were planning to fix England’s game against Sri Lanka, also at Galle, in November this year. The world cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), has launched an investigation into our findings.Robin Morris, a match-fixer from Mumbai, told undercover reporters that he bribed the groundsman at Galle to doctor the pitch to ensure guaranteed outcomes. Cricket’s Match-Fixers will be available to watch online on Sunday at 10:00 GMT. At a meeting in a hotel in Galle, Morris gestures towards Indika, and says: “What happens is he – we – can make a pitch to do whatever we want it do to.”“Because he’s the main curator. He is the assistant manager and curator of the Galle stadium.”For the Australia match Indika says he made a pitch for bowlers. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third.The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016. The match-fixers then made large sums of money from betting.In Al Jazeera’s documentary “Cricket’s Match-Fixers”, the groundsman, Tharanga Indika, assistant manager at the Galle stadium, says he can make pitches to favour either bowlers or batsmen.“If you want a pitch for spin bowling or pace bowling or batting, it can be done.” “In that five-day match, we prepared the wicket poorly without using a roller. In that way we made a spinning wicket.”The “bowling pitch” ensured that the game would not last for the full five days and so the game would not end in a draw.Batsmen were out quickly and the match was over in less than two and a half days. A Test match can last for up to five days.Knowing that batsmen would struggle, the match-fixers made money by betting that the game would not end in a draw.A Test match can end in a draw only if no side has won when the teams have played for the full five days.Concerns were raised about the condition of the pitch at the time but the International Cricket Council, which had an inspector at the match, took no action.Indika told our undercover team that for the India match at Galle he made a pitch for batsmen. “India was set for a batting wicket.”“We pressed the wicket thoroughly with a roller and then we put water on it to make it even harder,” he says in the documentary.The batting pitch ensured a high score in the first innings so the criminals could bet on a first innings total higher than the bookmakers’ prediction.In the event, India scored a massive 600 runs in their first innings – and the match-fixers made a large profit.Morris, a former professional cricketer, offers an undercover reporter a deal for future fixes.“I have the information. I will give it to you. And you can bet good money – big time.”The match-fixer says he wants no money up front but wants 30 percent of the reporter’s winnings.At the meeting in Galle, the reporter asks the match-fixer when the next pitch-fix will be carried out at the stadium.Morris replies: “England v Sri Lanka.” England are due to play Sri Lanka at Galle in November 2018.The reporter asks Indika if he could ensure that the match would be over within four days.Indika replies, laughing: “I can do it in two and a half!”Morris denies any wrongdoing and says Al Jazeera had invited him to audition for a role in a movie “for public entertainment only”.Indika denies any involvement in pitch-fixing and says any conversations he had with Al Jazeera journalists was just to be courteous to foreign tourists.There is no suggestion that any of the players involved in these Test matches had any knowledge of the pitch-fixingThe ICC said it “will take the contents of the programme and any allegations it may make very seriously”.It said it was “working with anti-corruption colleagues from member countries based on the limited information we have received”.The ICC declined to comment on why it had not taken action when initial concerns were raised about the Galle pitch for the Australia match in 2016.Cricket’s Match-Fixers will be available online on Sunday at 10:00 GMT and can be viewed on Al Jazeera at the following times: Sunday, May 27 20:00GMT Monday, May 28 12:00 GMT Tuesday, May 29 01:00 GMT Wednesday, May 30 06:00 GMT Thursday, May 31 12:00 GMT Friday, June 1 20:00 GMT Saturday, June 2 01:00 GMT Sunday, June 3 06:00 GMT<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more

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Traders face uncertainty over fiscal cliff in holiday trading week

TORONTO – Holiday cheer will be swapped with a dose of fear after traders return from a holiday break this week as developments over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations keep the attention of investors, and will likely lead to erratic movements in stock markets.The shortened trading week, and traditionally low volume levels around the Christmas holiday, will likely accentuate any market shifts related to developments in the stalled U.S. federal budget talks. Congress will reconvene on Thursday.But before then, trading will likely remain calm in the shortened session leading up to Christmas Eve.The Toronto Stock Exchange closes early on Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET, while New York markets end the session at 1 p.m. ET.North American markets will remain closed for the Christmas Day holiday, and the TSX will also be closed on Wednesday for Boxing Day.On Thursday, traders will return their attention to the ticking clock leading up to the year-end deadline.Last Friday, stocks fell sharply after House Republicans called off a vote on tax rates and left federal budget talks in disarray 10 days before sweeping tax increases and government spending cuts are scheduled to take effect.President Barack Obama said later Friday that he is “ready and willing” to get a big package done to deal with the fiscal cliff, adding there’s no reason not to protect middle-class Americans from tax increases.Obama says he spoke Friday with House Speaker John Boehner and met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He says Congress should pass a plan to extend tax breaks for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits.Obama says no one can get 100 per cent of what they want and there are “real consequences” to how they deal with the across-the-board tax increases and steep spending cuts scheduled to kick in Jan. 1. Economists fear the combination could deliver a blow to the U.S. economy.A deal must be reached to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff,’ which would involve the automatic imposition of hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases that could plunge the world’s largest economy back into recession and depress economies around the world.“Legislators are under increasing pressure to act quickly to prevent the sort of acute market volatility seen before (the) agreement on TARP and a debt ceiling deal 16 months ago,” said CIBC World Markets senior economist Peter Buchanan.Investors will also be squaring away their tax books for the year. Monday marks the last day for tax-loss selling for Canadian taxpayers selling equities through domestic accounts. The deadline for U.S. securities tax loss sales is Wednesday.“Once you get past those tax-loss selling deadlines, the markets have to look ahead, because there’s nothing else you can lock in for 2012,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.“Once we get to Thursday and Friday people will start focusing way more on 2013. That’s probably when the Washington news and noise will have even greater influence and that’s probably where the volatility picks up again.”In the U.S., pending home sales figures are due on Thursday with expectations for home prices to show further appreciation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dvaid Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 23, 2012 8:00 am MDT Traders face uncertainty over fiscal cliff in holiday trading week read more

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Metso wins processing equipment deal for Kaunisvaara iron ore project

first_imgNorthland Resources has contracted Metso to supply the mineral processing equipment and services for the two processing lines at Northland’s Kaunisvaara iron ore project in northern Sweden. The order is valued at $293 million and covers the complete equipment package for the processing plant,including two primary gyratory crushers, two AG mills, seven vertical grinding mills (VTM 3000), magnetic separators and seven VPA press filters. The agreement also includes engineering, electrical and automation and the construction of the process plant. Given the long lead times for the first primary gyratory crusher, an AG mill and three vertical grinding mills, they have already been ordered.The deliveries for the Tapuli and Sahavaara process lines are scheduled for mid-2012 and for first and second quarters of 2014, respectively. In a move toreduce the impact of inflation on the project, the price levels on the equipment have been fixed.“We are very pleased to have partnered with Metso for the mineral processing equipment and services. Access to the long lead items, and Metso’s track record as a reliable supplier of equipment and services to mining companies operating in northern Sweden were critical factors in our decision-making. This agreement supports our goal of keeping the project on time and on budget,” said Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO of Northland.The Kaunisvaara iron ore project is located in Northern Sweden, about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the municipality of Pajala. Upon completion, the annual capacity of the process plant will be 12 Mt of dry iron ore and 5 Mt of iron ore concentrate.Northland is a development-stage mining company with a portfolio of iron ore projects in northern Sweden and Finland. The Kaunisvaara Project will exploit magnetite iron ore deposits, feeding a single, multi-line processing facility. The process yields a very high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate. The company is also preparing a Definitive Feasibility Study for the Hannukainen iron ore/copper/gold project in northern Finland.last_img read more

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HCM Constanta defend title in Romania

9Energia Panduri207013490 – 534-4414 1HCM Constanta201811617 – 46814937 3HC Odorheiu S201325620 – 5952528 12Univ. Cluj202018467 – 638-1714 4CSU Suceava201316574 – 5334127 ← Previous Story Poland: Vive Kielce again easily deals with Piotrkow Next Story → Draw for Junior WCh 2013: France and Denmark in Group A – Germany and Croatia in Group B 8CSM Bucuresti207211549 – 576-2716 11Petrolul Teleajen Lukoil Ploiesti204115514 – 592-789 6UCM HC Caras Severin20839538 – 4875119 The best Romanian team, HCM Constanta will have a new chance to play among the best European teams at VELUX EHF Champions League in the upcoming season. Two rounds before the end of Championship, HCM Constanta has 7 points more than the biggest rival Bacau…STANDING: 10Dinamo Bucuresti197013533 – 621-8814 HCM ConstantaRomanian handball 2Stiinta Municipal Dedeman Bacau201424613 – 50910430 7Poli-Izometal Timisoara208111498 – 505-717 5Potaisa Turda201217620 – 5754525 read more

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Greek Speaker praises Australian MPs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis, the Speaker in Greek Parliament, praised the work of Greek MPs in foreign countries at the World Hellenic Inter-parliamentary Association (WHIA) this week. Mr Meimarakis underlined the need for further cooperation with the Australian and Greek Parliament in order to have ministers take on an ambassadorial role for Greece in their own parliaments. He said to the delegation, “You make us feel proud knowing that you are our best ambassadors in your countries. “I think the Greek MPs of foreign parliaments can play a very important role in Greek times, let alone during the difficult period in our country now,” he said. The Speaker wanted to expand on the friendship already established and use it to be a voice of Greece. “It is a process that should not be left simply in a typical friendship but should become more effective and more efficient,” he said. Victorian MP and head of the Association John Pantazopoulos chaired the meeting and congratulated the Speaker on taking office. He stressed that as Greek expatriates, our influence lies in being united. “The Greeks have excelled at all areas they peruse, whether it is scientific or political. “Our strength is when we are united,” he said. Mr Meimarakis mentioned that although we might find ourselves far away, the distance makes for a more informed and level headed counsel. “You have the privilege of distance characterizing your view. This allows you to see the Greek reality with more clarity and give us the necessary advice,” he said.last_img read more

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UAS to offer marine transportation degree program

first_imgDownload AudioStudents and mariners will soon be able to get formal marine transportation education without leaving the state. The University of Alaska Board of Regents last week approved a new marine transportation degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast.Dale Miller taught marine transportation courses at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)For decades, UAS has offered classes and training to ferry workers, the Coast Guard, shipyard workers, sea pilots, the tug and barge industry, fishing and charter boat captains and other maritime employees.These classes have never been part of a formal degree program.“In the 14 years I’ve been with the university, every year students come to us and ask us if we do have a degree program in marine transportation, so there is a demand from the students without us even advertising,” said Dale Miller, a recently retired marine transportation instructor.A formal degree program will allow more students, like military personnel and veterans, to access funding for course tuition.“In the early days, they could receive funding by taking our non-degree classes, but in the last several years, it’s changed a lot and they’re a lot more strict with the regulations. They’re being denied funding now because we do not have a degree program,” Miller said.The program approved by the regents is atwo-year associate of applied science degree. Miller said this can go far in helping someone transition to an on-shore career.“Hopefully when people go through that program, they’re halfway to a bachelor’s and they would think seriously about continuing their education. All the different fleet managers – the tourism, the tug boat, the Marine Highway System headquarters in Ketchikan – they all need managers and shore-side support people,” Miller said.The degree program will also keep students in the state, Miller said, instead of going elsewhere for a degree in marine transportation.“I think it’s a great opportunity for young people in Alaska to be able to get a degree at a lot less cost than leaving the state, paying for room and board and going to outside institutions, and coming back to the state to work,” Miller said.More than 430 students took marine transportation classes last year. That number is expected to increase with changing regulations requiring more mariners to take refresher and navigational courses.The associate degree program was originally proposed in 2006 and has been a priority for the Ketchikan campus ever since. The degree program starts this spring.last_img read more

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TTD opens one more PAC in Tirumala

first_imgTirumala: The TTD on Thursday brought one more Pilgrim Amenities Complex (PAC) into use taking the total number to four improving facilities to the visiting pilgrims in Tirumala. The old Seva Sadan complex renamed as Padmanabha Nilayam located at RTC bus stand in Tirumala is opened to pilgrims with the performance of puja after creation of facilities required for temporary stay of pilgrims. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The massive building has 816 lockers and 70 toilets and bathrooms. Bengaluru based Vinay-a pilot and Anush a B Tech student received the first allotment of the lockers after the building is thrown open to the utility of pilgrims. PACs which are proving immensely useful to the pilgrims, who were unable to get accommodation in Tirumala particularly during weekends, provides shelter in all to about 6,000 daily. Superintendent Engineer Ramachandra Reddy, Special Grade Deputy EO (Reception) Parvathi, FMS EE Mallikarjuna Prasad and other officials were also present.last_img read more

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Embankment in Punjab collapses as Pakistan releases water

first_imgCHANDIGARH: A crucial embankment in Punjab’s Ferozepur district collapsed early Monday due to heavy discharge of water from Pakistan, posing a threat of flooding in at least 17 villages. For the past three days, local authorities have been working on a war footing to strengthen the 50-foot embankment in Tendiwala village along the swollen Satluj river with the assistance of the Indian Army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and locals. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Over 17 villages located on the right bank of the Satluj and along the Indo-Pakistan border are facing flood threat owing to the strong current of water coming from Kasur in Pakistan, an official told IANS. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked the Water Resources Department to work out a joint action plan to strengthen the embankment to avert the flooding of nearby villages. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us Presiding over a high-level meeting here to review the flood situation in the state, the Chief Minister directed the Principal Secretary, Water Resources Department, to ensure strengthening of the Tendiwala embankment. The Chief Minister also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Ferozepur to keep NDRF teams on standby to meet any exigency arising out of the floods. Advertise With Us Deputy Commissioner Chander Gaind said that 500 persons have been evacuated and 630 given necessary medical aid in 15 flood-affected villages in Makhu and Hussaniwala areas. Locals rue that Pakistan has released toxic water from its tanneries into the Satluj that has created havoc in their villages. The Satluj water enters Pakistan via a creek and because of the river’s natural course, one its tributaries flows back near Tendiwala village. This season it brought huge flows of highly toxic waste of leather tanneries in Kasur district of Pakistan into India. The pollutants have caused skin-related diseases in the villages along the border. Even livestock have been affected. Gatti Rajoke, the last village in India before the international border, is one of the worst affected villages due to the water released by Pakistan.last_img read more

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Warren Buffettled Berkshire Hathaway invests over Rs 21 billion in Paytm

first_imgAn advertisement of Paytm, a digital wallet company, is pictured at a road side stall in Kolkata, India, January 25, 2017.Reuters fileOne of the wealthiest persons on the planet, Warren Buffet has invested in One97 Communications, the parent entity of India’s largest digital payments firm, Paytm. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has invested $300 million (Rs 21.79 billion) in a fresh round of funding. Interestingly, Paytm is the first invest of Warren Buffet in India.Mint reported that the regulatory filing from One97 Communications says that the company sold 1.7 million shares to BH International Holdings on September 27. This means that Berkshire Hathaway will own 2.9 percent holding in the Indian firm.The fresh round of investment has increased Paytm’s valuation to Rs 731 billion ($10 billion). Berkshire Hathaway had confirmed that the company was in talks to invest in Paytm, earlier this month.Paytm clarified that Buffett himself wasn’t personally involved in negotiating this deal. Both the companies are yet to officially confirm the deal.Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder, and chief executive officer of the company said, “We feel both excited and humbled by this endorsement. Berkshire’s experience in financial services and long-term investment horizon is going to be a huge advantage in Paytm’s journey of bringing 500 million Indians to the mainstream economy through financial inclusion.”Paytm has received investment at a time when the company is locking horns with global giants Google and Facebook-owned WhatsApp. Both US technology behemoths have either already launched or are under the process of launching their digital payment products.Google’s payment interface, Google Pay is one of the most used UPI payment apps in the country. On the other hand, Whatsapp is already trying to get clearance from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to launch its UPI services.Presently, its payment service is already on offer to only beta users. Facebook’s messaging app has a large database with 200 million monthly users already using the app. It is to be noted that the CEO of Paytm has been most vocal about the global companies as he went on to call Facebook ‘the evilest company in the world.’last_img read more

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Imran Khan marries spiritual adviser in 3rd marriage

first_imgPakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time, his party said on Sunday, confirming his marriage to a woman local media call a “faith healer”.Khan, who captained the Pakistan team when it won the Cricket World Cup in 1992, wed Bushra Watto in a low-key ceremony in the eastern city of Lahore.Khan has previously referred to Watto, a mother of five, as his ‘spiritual adviser’ and someone whose guidance he valued.Khan’s previous two marriages, particularly when he wed his first wife, British socialite Jemima Khan, captivated international tabloids as well as local media in the deeply conservative Muslim nation of 208 million people.”Many congratulations @ImranKhanPTI. May Allah bless your future life with lots of happiness,” tweeted Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the deputy chairman of Khan’s opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) party.A photo of the couple released by PTI showed Khan, 65, wearing a dark blazer over a traditional white shalwar kameez, while Watto is clad head-to-feet in a grey robe with a red veil covering her face.Khan, who has sought to shed the playboy reputation of his younger years, has built a large political following in the northern parts of Pakistan, especially with the conservative Pashtun population.Over the past year he has also seen his political stock rise following the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif through judicial proceedings that Khan had championed.Khan has cultivated an image of pious devotion in the run up to the general elections in about six months time, when he hopes to become prime minister, but his political rivals and media have often mocked his colourful personal life.Last month, Khan responded to feverish media speculation about his marriage proposal by lashing out against political opponents and urging others to be respectful to Watto’s “very conservative” family.”All I ask of my well-wishers and supporters is that they pray I find personal happiness which, except for a few years, I have been deprived of,” Khan tweeted on 9 Jan.Khan’s first marriage to the daughter of the financier James Goldsmith, ended in 2004, while his second ended after nine months in 2015, following a whirlwind romance with former BBC journalist Reham Khan.last_img read more

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Mirpur slum fire injures four burns hundreds of shanties

first_imgA total of 24 fire-fighting units working to douse Chalantika Slum fire in the capital`s Mirpur on 16 August, 2019. Photo: Dipu MalakarAt least four people were injured and several hundred shanties gutted in a fire that ripped through a slum in Mirpur’s Rupnagar in the capital on Friday.Fire Service and Civil Defence officials identified three of the injured as Kabir, 35, Habib, 19, and Rafiq but the other’s identity could not be traced immediately.A total of 24 fire-fighting units working to douse Chalantika Slum fire in the capital`s Mirpur on 16 August, 2019. Photo: Dipu MalakarAccording to the Fire Service and Civil Defence, a total of 24 fire-fighting units worked around three hours and brought the fire under control around 10:30pm.The fire was originated from a shanty of Chalantika Slum on the West side of Al Arabia Mosque around 7:20pm, said Fire Service and Civil Defence Central Control Room officer Ershad Hossain.Several hundreds of shanties burnt to ashes in Chalantika Slum fire in the capital`s Mirpur on 16 August, 2019. Photo: Dipu MalakarChalantika slum dweller Mahmuda Akter told Prothom Alo that she was staying with her two sons in their shanty.Suddenly, she heard people screaming ‘fire, fire’. Coming out of her shanty, she started running with her sons and somehow escaped the fire. But, she could not save any valuables of her residence.Injured people in Chalantika Slum fire in the capital`s Mirpur being rushed to a hospital on 16 August, 2019. Photo: Dipu Malakar”Everything in my house was burnt to ashes,” said Mahmuda, a house help in profession.The reason of the fire, however, could not be known immediately.last_img
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Exploring tessellations beyond Escher

first_img “Escher’s work introduced the world to the beauty of geometrical art,” Le writes in a paper at “But non-mathematician artists tended not to follow his example, and so a wealth of trigonometric shapes only exists as blank tiles waiting to be filled. By describing the process of incorporating tessellations and fractals into art, we hope to show that the challenges are artistic rather than mathematical.”Whereas Escher’s tessellations and that of most artists that came after him have consisted of tile images having one dominant figure in a tile that is completely filled, Le deviates from this standard by experimenting with multiple figures and negative (white) space between the figures. This change allows for different ways to connect the tiles, such as with Penrose tilings, fractals, and tessellations inside fractals. Some example are shown below. The fractal-tessellation combination tile on the left was used to create the pattern on the right. The tiles were decreased in size by one-third instead of one-half to prevent branches colliding. Image credit: San Le. As Le writes in his paper, there are limitless possibilities for what designs can be drawn inside a tile. By exploring new designs, along with new shapes and new ways to connect tiles, there are many interesting patterns that are still waiting to be discovered. The fractal-tessellation combination tile on the left was used to create the pattern on the right. The tiles were decreased in size by one-third instead of one-half to prevent branches colliding. Image credit: San Le. Most Cave Art The Work Of Teens Not Shamans Citation: Exploring tessellations beyond Escher (2011, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The two Penrose tilings on the left contain a design of intertwined human figures with negative space in between. Using the same connecting rules as above, the tiles create the tessellation pattern on the right. Image credit: San Le. The two Penrose tilings on the left, which consist of a dart and a kite shape, are connected by following simple rules (e.g., A with A, A’ with A’, etc.). These tilings create the tessellation pattern on the right. Image credit: San Le. Explore further ( — By incorporating geometrical concepts into his artwork, M. C. Escher demonstrated the potential beauty that could be achieved by combining mathematics and art. One of Escher’s most well-known types of art is tessellations, in which he combined tiles with images of lizards, fish, angels, and other figures to create various repeating patterns. Recently, computer programmer and artist San Le from Santee, California, has shown how to generalize Escher’s technique, revealing that many mathematical shapes are still waiting to be explored. The two Penrose tilings on the left, which consist of a dart and a kite shape, are connected by following simple rules (e.g., A with A, A’ with A’, etc.). These tilings create the tessellation pattern on the right. Image credit: San Le. More information: San Le. “The Art of Space Filling in Penrose Tilings and Fractals.” arXiv:1106.2750v1 [math.HO]via: The Physics arXiv Blog © 2010 A tessellation pattern created by San Le, building on the work of M. C. Escher. Image credit: San Le. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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POPacific Dawnwaterslide

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