Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Fans of the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley know Monica Hall as the venture capitalist with the heart of gold, who helps the show’s geeky protagonists go from bored programmers to startup superstars. Now life is imitating art. The actress who portrays Monica, Amanda Crew, who is from Langley, B.C., has signed up to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses through SheEO, a Canadian financing community that’s now catching fire in the United States.Despite her role as a young, confident professional in venture investing, Crew says “I don’t know anything about the tech world. But I know women have proven they’re more than capable of running their own companies – yet there is still this huge divide in how well their companies are funded. They need more capital, but they’re not getting it because they’re women.”Vicki Saunders, the Toronto-based serial entrepreneur who founded SheEO (rhymes with CEO), says the entire financial model is broken. While women are founding more than 50 per cent of businesses today, their businesses receive only five per cent to 10 per cent of risk capital allotted to growth companies. The divide is easily explained. VCs are always swinging for the fences, looking to invest in high-growth businesses that will give them 1,000 per cent return – because they know that nine out of 10 investments always fall short. Women-owned firms, according to the research, rarely launch with such lofty ambitions and thus tend to be easily overlooked by starry-eyed (mostly male) VCs. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Advertisement
The Ontario and federal governments announced starting in March farmers and other businesses can apply again for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.The CAP allows farmers and businesses to get funding for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety, a release said.The intake process will be between March 22 and May 6, 2019 and more information will become available on the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs websites on or before March 8, 2019.“The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is our commitment to farmers, processors and agri-food businesses that strategic funding for initiatives will be there to help them grow, innovate, and prosper,” federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay said in a release.“Our government is proud to support this strong and competitive sector as it continues to create well paying middle class jobs for Canadians and meet the world’s growing demand for its high quality products,” he added.The federal and provincial governments have committed support for more than 1,350 projects through the initiative to help eligible farmers, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow, the release said.The partnership focuses on economic development in the agri-food and agri-products sector, environmental stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health and protection and assurance to reinforce the foundation for public trust in the sector.Program guides will be available at www.ontarioprogramguides.net and applicants can submit to www.ontarioprograms.net.The partnership is a five year and $3 billion commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments.“Through these investments from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, we will strengthen this key economic driver in our province and help eligible businesses grow, improve and prosper,” Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman said in the release.
TORONTO – Sleep Country Canada (TSX:ZZZ) reported its second-quarter earnings after markets closed Wednesday, showing a year-over-year rise in net income from operations of 15.8 per cent to $11.2 million.The Toronto-based mattress retailer’s adjusted net income was up 18.2 per cent to $11.8 million in the three months ended June 30.Revenue increased 10.7 per cent to $133 million while same-store sales, an important metric in retail, was 7.5 per cent.Earnings per share were up 15.4 per cent to 30 cents, while adjusted earnings were up 18.5 per cent to 32 cents.Sleep Country went public in July 2015. It had originally been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as an income trust from 2003 to 2008, when it was bought out for $356 million by Birch Hill Equity Partners and Westerkirk Capital.Founded in 1994, the company owns and operates 237 stores in Canada under its own name and the Dormez-Vous? banner as well as 17 distribution centres. Sleep Country Canada net income increases 15.8% in second quarter by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2017 4:33 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
OSU junior Kyle Snyder stands at attention for the U.S. national anthem after receiving his gold medal on Aug. 21. Credit: Courtesy of Tony RotundoHigh School (2010-14)Snyder begins wrestling at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, where he goes on to record a perfect 179-0 record. Only surrenders a single takedown in his high school career. Won a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in 2013.Freshman Year (2014-15)Second in the NCAA national championships at 197 pounds. Big Ten runner-up.Finished season at 30-4.Summer 2015Becomes youngest world champion for United States in history at 19 years old at 96 kilograms.Champion at Pan Am Games, U.S. Team Trials, U.S. Open.Sophomore Year (2015-16)Removes redshirt to compete for OSU. Finished season 11-0.Big Ten and NCAA champion.Most Outstanding Wrestler at NCAA championships.Summer 2016Qualified for U.S. Olympic team in Rio.Defeated defending gold medal winner Jake Varner in team trials.Defeated Khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan for the gold medal.
At the same time she will lay a wreath at the grave of north Londoner John Parr, who became the first British soldier to be killed at the outbreak of war, in 1914, when his patrol encountered a German cavalry detachment. He was just 17.By coincidence, the two soldiers are buried opposite each other at the cemetery; comrades in death though they almost certainly never knew each other in life.Following the ceremony Theresa May will travel to France to meet President Macron in Albert, the town at the heart of the Somme region which suffered some of the worst bombardment of the war. George Ellison had only to get to 11am on the morning of November 11, 1918 and he would have survived the carnage that had already claimed millions over the course of the First World War.But in one of those heartrending human tragedies that characterised the conflict Ellison was shot and killed by a German sniper just 90 minutes before the Armistice bringing peace between the warring sides came into effect.The 40-year-old Yorkshireman was the last British soldier to be killed in the conflict and on Friday the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at his grave at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, in Belgium, as part of a series of events marking one hundred years since the end of the Great War. Downing St says the visit will give the two leaders the opportunity to “reflect on the unique shared history between our two countries” and the importance of the Centenary.In looking ahead to the commemorations Mrs May said: “Next week will mark one of the most significant moments in our nation’s history. One hundred years after the guns fell silent on the Western Front, each and every one of us can pause to reflect on the immense sacrifices that were made by so many. 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. Credit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph “The killing fields of France and Belgium are scarred by the horrors of war, but the strength and closeness of our relationship today is a testament to the journey our countries have travelled together. I’m proud to represent the immense gratitude of our nation at these commemorations and share these moments of reflection with our friends and partners in Europe.”Mrs May and President Macron will have a working lunch before attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Thiepval Memorial, which bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and troops who died in the battle of the Somme.The two leaders will jointly lay a special wreath made for the occasion, combining poppies and le bleuet, the two national emblems of remembrance for Britain and France. The final resting place for Private John Parr (foreground) who was the first British serviceman to be killed in World War I on 21st August 1914, lies fifteen feet away from the grave of Private George Ellison the the last British soldier to die during the war on 11th November 1918.Credit:Eddie Mulholland for the Telegraph The following day the Prime Minister will attend The Royal British Legion (RBL) Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, along with members of the Royal Family, to lead the nation’s thanks to all who served in the conflict.On Sunday she will attend the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, where, for the first time, a German leader – President Frank-Walter Steinmeier – will also lay a wreath in an historic act of reconciliation.
MDM Engineering has completed work on First Uranium’s, Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) Phase 2 project, 1 month ahead of schedule, within budget and successfully achieving 1 million LTI (Lost Time Injury) free hours in November 2010. This was the final phase of the capital expansion program which saw the Phase 2 module treating 650,000 t/month of reclaimed tailings. The project included a reclamation station pumping the material 10 km to a CIL and elution plant, as well as all adjoining infrastructure. In addition, the plant includes detoxification circuits for all three CIL module tailings and disposal to a combined new tailings storage facility.Martin Smith, MDM CEO said:”MDM is proud to have achieved construction completion and the start of commissioning one month ahead of the planned schedule. This can be contributed to the hard work of both MDM and the owners team, a great milestone for the project”.
La réforme de la dépendance des personnes âgées prise en main par Roselyne BachelotL’ancienne ministre française de la Santé a annoncé qu’elle allait “piloter” la prochaine réforme de la dépendance des personnes âgées. Ce serait le premier gros dossier de son nouveau ministère.Alors qu’elle était encore la semaine dernière la ministre de la Santé et des Sports, Roselyne Bachelot s’est vu attribuer un nouveau ministère après le récent remaniement : celui des Solidarités et de la Cohésion Sociale. C’est dans le cadre de ses nouvelles attributions que la femme politique a d’ores et déjà annoncé son intention de piloter la réforme concernant la dépendance des personnes âgées, une réforme qui concerne également les personnes handicapées, et qui est annoncée pour 2011.À lire aussiRisques liés à Internet : le gouvernement vient en aide aux parentsLe président Nicolas Sarkozy avait promis que la réforme dont est en charge Roselyne Bachelot serait amorcée à l’automne et à la suite de la houleuse réforme des retraites. Selon HandicapInfos.com, la réforme doit “remettre à plat toutes les aides, aujourd’hui insuffisantes pour couvrir tous les besoins des personnes dépendantes. Elle devrait aussi aboutir à l’application de la loi handicap de 2005” qui prévoit que “les aides devraient être identiques avant et après 60 ans”. Actuellement, le dispositif aboutit à de très grandes disparités de traitement, selon que la dépendance s’est déclarée avant ou après 60 ans. Le 17 novembre 2010 à 16:26 • Emmanuel Perrin
La console R-Kaid-6, petite oeuvre d’artOn pourrait croire à un bibelot tout droit sortit de chez un antiquaire…Il n’en est rien. La R-Kaid-6 est une console de jeu pour le moins…Originale.Difficile de donner l’origine de son nom, ni de savoir s’il y a eu 5 modèles avant la R-Kaid-6. Quoi qu’il en soit, cette console toute en bois, ressemblant à une boussole géante du XVIIème siècle, permet de sauvegarder un peu notre histoire des jeux vidéo. En effet, la machine de Love Hulten a été spécialement conçu pour le MAME (« Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator »), un logiciel d’émulation reproduisant les jeux d’arcade d’antan. Disponible avec l’interface Maximus Arcade, il sera possible de jouer à la console à deux, grâce aux manettes qui, si vous ne les utilisez plus, se rangent parfaitement dans un espace prévu sur la console.À lire aussiJouer à Tetris pourrait aider à soigner les yeux paresseux A l’heure des blockbusters comme Modern Warfare 3 ou Uncharted, des constructeurs comme Sony, Nintendo et Microsoft qui se livrent bataille pour toujours plus de technologie, voici un petit bol d’air steampunk pour les nostalgiques. Malheureusement, cette console n’est pas produite en masse, il s’agit là d’un travail d’artisan. Mais peut-être que quelques collectionneurs acharnés pourront la négocier…Le 18 décembre 2011 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners is to pay $209,106 (£158,273.38) in back pay to 131 employees for violating overtime and record keeping regulations.An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), part of the US Department of Labor, found that The Liberty County Board of Commissioners, based in Hinesville, Georgia, failed to pay courthouse guards, jail guards and patrolmen for all the hours they worked. This included staff not being paid to attend mandatory meetings or training sessions, as well as occasions where staff members covered shifts for other employees.This practice meant that the organisation violated overtime regulations within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when employees worked more than 40 hours over the course of the working week.The Liberty County Board of Commissioners also failed to maintain accurate daily and weekly records of employees’ working hours, which does not comply with the FLSA’s record keeping requirements.Eric Williams, district director, Atlanta at the WHD, said: “The Wage and Hour Division works to ensure that employees receive the wages they [have] rightfully earned, and that employers compete on a level playing field.“We encourage all employers to reach out to us and to use the wide variety of compliance tools we offer to help them understand their responsibilities. Violations like those found in this investigation can be avoided.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Matthew W. Goodland, “Matty”, age 27, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on November 13, 2018, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.Matthew was born in Melrose, MA on June 14, 1991; he was the cherished son of Bill and Ellen Goodland of Wilmington. Matthew was raised and educated in Wilmington and he played Wilmington Youth Hockey for many years. Matthew attended Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School in Billerica where he studied Medal Fabrication and Welding. Matthew graduated from Shawsheen Tech with the Class of 2010. Following High School, Matthew, went on to further his studies at the Peterson School in Woburn where he earned his certificates in HVAC as well as Refrigeration.Matthew’s family was very proud of his accomplishments; he quickly became part of the “team” in the family business at the Constant Temperature Systems Company in Billerica. Matthew worked as a HVAC Refrigeration Technician; he was known to be very conscientious at his position and had a great work ethic. Matthew’s wonderful personality and his ability to work well with others made him quite a success at his job.In his spare time, Matthew really enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed being outdoors and having fun with his family and friends. Matthew spent many happy days and weeks at York Beach in Maine with family; they made countless memories that will be shared for years to come. Matthew also looked forward to his many carp fishing and kayaking expeditions with his friends; they spent so many hours just having fun.Matthew loved spending time with his dad working on classic muscle cars and trucks; he was very talented when it came to auto mechanics and could fix just about anything.Matthew had a true passion for music of all kinds, his favorite being heavy metal; he played the guitar in multiple bands throughout the years. He along with his fellow bank mates were featured at many small venues in the area and they loved to perform.Matthew will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” who was kind, caring and friendly towards everyone. Matthew had a huge heart and a personality to match; he loved his family and friends unconditionally and was never afraid to show it. Matthew left a huge impression of everyone he met, and he will forever be loved and missed by all.Matthew was the cherished son of William C. and Ellen (Kendricken) Goodland, beloved brother of Stephanie Goodland all of Wilmington. Dear grandson of the late William & Jean Kendricken and the late William & Irene Goodland. Special nephew of William & Janice Kendricken, Mary Jane Callahan, John & Maria Kendricken, Wayne & Adrianna Goodland, James Goodland and Cynthia Goodland. Matthew is also survived by many loving cousins and friends as well as his special friend Monica.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, November 17th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 16th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Donations in Matthew’s memory may be made to the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Scholarship Fund, 100 Cook Street, Billerica, MA 01821.Matthew W. Goodland(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Carl J. Giangregorio, 37In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”
Interior secretary Ryan Zinke. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/CC 2.0)Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is visiting Alaska this weekend.Listen nowZinke is traveling with Alaska’s congressional delegation, and four other U.S. senators, on a trip to Alaska, Greenland and Norway. They will land in Fairbanks and the secretary will visit Denali National Park Sunday and Monday. He’ll be in Anchorage Tuesday and Wednesday. Among his plans are to speak at an Alaska Oil and Gas Association conference and hike to the Nike Site in Arctic Valley.The Interior Department is responsible for managing about half of Alaska’s land mass, in national parks, refuges and other federal ownership. As secretary, Zinke also oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
HD Deve Gowda addressing public at election rallies held at Andhra PradeshtwitterThe south Indian political scenario has seen quite developments since the election campaigns have started across these states. As the general elections are nearing many leaders have switched loyalties and the coalition is on thin grounds in KarnatakaWith the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo HD Deve Gowda pitching in Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu as the opposition’s choice for the next Prime Minister, it can be a fragile moment for the already upset coalition partners in Karnataka.The JD(S) chief said that Naidu can replace Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India and that the country is looking forward to TDP leadership while addressing election rallies at Krishna district in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Chandrababu Naidu has, however, said that he is not a PM aspirant.According to Gowda, Naidu would lead the coalition front of regional parties as TDP would win 150 assembly seats and nearly 20 constituencies. While holding the rally, Gowda focused on people’s sentiments and he raised the question of the centre denying special status to the state urging people to cast out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Andhra.However, he had nothing to say about the Telugu Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao, who had earlier sought JD(S) support for a federal coalition. N Chandrababu Naidu with Prime Minister Narendra ModiIANS [Representational Image]He is confident on the saffron party’s failure at the centre as he blames Modi government for the destruction and weakening of several democratic institutions and for the misuse of central agencies for his gains.Deve Gowda’s PM remarks have raised many eyebrows in Karnataka, where the JD(S) itself is struggling to maintain grounds in certain constituencies including Mandya, where the party has fielded Nikhil Kumaraswamy as their candidate against actress-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh, who is standing as an independent.The Gowda family has already gained the name for dynasty politics for fielding the whole family at different constituencies, Nikhil Kumaraswamy for Mandya, Prajwal Ravanna from Hassan and for bringing the top leaders of Congress to campaign for them.With the former PM’s latest remarks, has he sunk his own ship in the state of Karnataka, where the Gowda family is already blamed for political nepotism? Already, there is enough squabble between the alliance partners, Congress and JD(S) in the state.During many of the campaigns, Congress has witnessed pro-Modi chants from their own party workers and the JD(S) workers have openly showcased their disapproval of Congress partnership in Mysuru and Mandya.Although Gowda supported Naidu as the prospective prime minister, as he has openly stood up against PM Modi and expects BJP’s defeat, he also said that no party will be able to form a government at the centre without the support from Congress.
Listen 00:00 /01:07 00:00 /08:47 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share Jeff GrassROCO (a.k.a. River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) performs its “In Concert” Series at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd.Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong is the name of a new piece by Anthony DiLorenzo, commissioned by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra for their first concert of the season. And given that Harvey made landfall not even a month ago, the commission happened on very quick notice, but that wasn’t too much of an issue for him.“Fortunately, with a lot of music that I write, I do a lot of writing for television and film. I’m used to those very short deadlines. And I tend to work best under pressure!” The piece itself will be a short fanfare, only about three minutes, and is less about the disaster itself than the recovery afterwards and paying tribute to the community that has banded together because of it.“You hope that this piece of music will find some way into people’s hearts and make them feel like there is gonna be another tomorrow. The sun will come out and they’ll be able to take the next step forward.”Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong will receive its world premiere in two concerts this weekend, September 22nd at Miller Outdoor Theatre and September 23rd at the Church of St. John the Divine.Hear the complete interview with Anthony DiLorenzo about the commission and his reaction to seeing media coverage of Harvey below:
Stay on target January 28th marked the 60th anniversary of Lego’s iconic bricks, and there have been plenty of celebrations going on this year. The latest involves a team-up with the enthusiasts at BrickLink.They’re giving fans (AFOLs, that is… sorry, kids!) a chance to see their creations turned into actual Lego sets. It’s going to work sort of like the Lego Ideas process does, but there are some important differences.For starters, Lego won’t be making any tweaks to the winning designs the way they do with Ideas sets before they head to manufacturing. Up to 20 finalists will be selected, and those designs will then be posted to a crowdfunding site.AdChoices广告That will happen next year on February 19 and you’ll be able to pre-order the sets at that time. You’ll want to move fast, because unlike Ideas sets the production runs will be quite limited. A maximum of 2,500 of each set will be made.Apart from the satisfaction of seeing their designs become actual retail-boxed Lego products, the lucky winners will receive 10% of sales.Anyone can enter starting on Sepetember 18th. Submissions must be in by November 18th, and all MOCs have to be created using BrickLink’s Studio app.For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s an excellent alternative to Lego’s own Digital Designer. BrickLink just released Studio v2.0 and it’s packed with exciting new features.One that will be particularly important to the anniversary contest: the built-in instruction designer. You can lay out professional-looking pages that guide builders through the process step-by-step. The new rendering engine will ensure your digital builds look their best.Just make sure you download the contest-specific palette before you start building. Your MOCs have to stick to the approved bricks, and you’re also limited when it comes to minifigs. You can only include one for every 250 bricks in the set.Good luck, Lego geeks! Can’t wait to see your creations hit the crowdfunding page in February! For more on Lego check out this huge Cloud City set and celebrate 40 years of minifigs.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever
Related posts:More than 40 doctors fired from hospital in Leon “Comandante Macha,” the young woman with cancer fighting from the barricades in Jinotepe US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks We’ve seen how the online misinformation has been used to try and shape elections or recruit terrorists. Now we’re seeing how it’s being used to try and hide the truth in Nicaragua.This is new territory for all of us. Even a decade ago, the situation in Nicaragua might have played out differently. With most of the TV stations, newspapers and radio stations in Nicaragua under control of the government or government sympathizers, the first images of repression on April 19 could have been easily silenced.But instead, independent journalists, cell phones, and widespread internet availability helped spread these images across the world. That’s why we believe our role in this current media landscape is one of amplification.We believe the best way to drown out misinformation is by helping shout the truth.La Prensa has had reporters on the ground from the first day of protests. Some of them have been beaten, robbed, stalked, and threatened for doing the job.Their values are the same as ours: truth. So as of tomorrow, you’ll be able to read selected stories from La Prensa here on The Tico Times. Facebook Comments Information is another weapon in Nicaragua.It’s not the lack of it that’s dangerous, it’s the manipulation. The violence and unrest in Nicaragua is easy to see, but there’s an active campaign to shift blame and confuse.Our first job as journalists is to seek truth and report it. But at The Tico Times, our limited resources and lack of access has made it hard to produce original reporting from Nicaragua.But we know people who do that every single day. The journalists at La Prensa.We’re proud to announce we’ve partnered with La Prensa to translate their stories and amplify them to our English-speaking readers who want to stay informed.La Prensa is a paper we trust to seek the truth and report it during these tough times. When we went to Nicaragua during the first week of protests they welcomed us with open arms, and we reported alongside them during an active flood of misinformation.
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Hezbollah chief weighs in on Lebanon’s Spielberg controversy by The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2018 8:15 am PDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIRUT – The leader of Hezbollah is weighing in on a local controversy surrounding Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama “The Post,” saying it was wrong to screen it in Lebanese theatres.Censorship authorities had recommended the ban because the director is blacklisted by the Arab League over his support for Israel, but a Lebanese minister reversed the decision, allowing it to open Thursday in theatres across the country.Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday said Spielberg’s name is on a “black list” of Israeli supporters and noted he was blacklisted by the League for donating $1 million to Israel for reconstruction during its 2006 war with Lebanon.Nasrallah said showing the movie in Lebanon was tantamount to “rewarding” Spielberg under the pretext of art, freedoms and tourism.
Bhopal: The country is witnessing a riveting Lok Sabha election battle in Madhya Pradesh wherein the political future of several bigwigs is at stake. Amid the ongoing multi-phased contest, the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat is grabbing eyeballs nationally and there are other contests where seniors from both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are battling for their political future.To say the least, the contest in Bhopal — between BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh — is being seen as one of the highlights of the 2019 polls. With this, Singh, two-time chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, is making a return to the direct election arena. At 72, this perhaps would be his last electoral fight and also the toughest of his political career.Singh had announced political sanyas before the 2003 assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh and vowed not to contest any polls for 10 years if his government was defeated, which eventually turn out to be the case. The ‘Raja of Raghogarh’ kept his word and did not even return to active politics after 2013.Craving for a contest in his home town Rajgarh, Singh was made to take up the cudgels against the BJP by the party in Bhopal, a BJP stronghold since 1989. Pitted against strong saffron sentiments in the state capital, Singh now needs to deal with his past when he was massively accused of minority appeasement at the expense of enraging the majority. This, the Congress leader has tried undoing with his soft Hindutva approach. He is also facing public resentment for his rule and the anguish of the government staffers towards him.Pragya Thakur, on the other hand, is riding high on her saffron poster girl image and is also trying to cash in on the sympathy she could generate over her custodial torture. The contest against Singh is also a do or die battle for the BJP, which has, for years, projected Singh as the icon of minority appeasement and Hindutva’s declined.Digvijaya Singh, who has apparently lost favour with the Gandhis to an extent of late, desperately needs this win to keep himself ‘relevant’ in the state politics. And this being an ideological battle, the RSS has also joined in to make Thakur victorious.Another key BJP figure, state head Rakesh Singh who apparently is running the show in the state, is also finding it hard to retain his Jabalpur seat, which he has represented thrice.Rakesh Singh was earlier close to former union minister Prahlad Patel and these days enjoys proximity to both the state leaders and the high command. Into his third successive term, he is finding it hard to contain the anti-incumbency at home turf.His detractors often claim that he has spent the last five years primarily under the shadow of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his persona. Modi’s election rally at Jabalpur on Friday was also considered an effort to bolster Singh’s winning chances.His opponent Vivek Tankha, who lost the Lok Sabha poll in 2014 against him, had worked hard to polish his image. He is also known to be a social figure. Locals believe that there is an undercurrent in his favour this time as Modi wave is not as vigorous as it was in 2014.This is perhaps what is compelling Rakesh Singh to devote most of his time at home turf.Ajay Singh, son of Congress former stalwart Arjun Singh — who was a powerful leader of the grand old party in the 1980s and 1990s– is also fighting for his political future.Arjun Singh was a former minister in Digvijaya Singh government and remained at the helm for the last five years as the leader of opposition. He had suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of BJP’s Shardendu Tiwari in 2018 assembly polls. He had won the seat, considered his family seat, six times in the past.Since 1977, his family has lost the seat only once from Churhat. Not only did Singh lose the assembly poll in 2018, the BJP almost cleaned up the Congress in Vidhya — the region Singh represents in MP Congress. Singh also had lost the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Satna, a town adjoining his home turf Sidhi.Although six MLAs had offered to resign after the 2018 polls so that Singh could contest by-polls, many believe his clout in Vindhya would be dented if he loses the 2019 elections. Well aware, he has also said in public meetings that this was the last attempt he made to serve the public and could be left with opting for Rajya Sabha if he loses now.The odds are also not in his favour as the BJP holds seven out of eight assembly seats in the parliamentary constituency. But strong anti-incumbency for BJP MP Riti Pathak, who is also facing unrest in own party, is still in Singh’s favour. This is what perhaps propelled the BJP to make PM Modi address a rally in Sidhi on Friday.Meenakshi Natrajan, former Mandsaur MP who is considered a key member of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s youth brigade, is also contesting against BJP’s sitting MP Sudhir Gupta. In the headlines often for his off-the-cuff remarks, Gupta is also facing anti-incumbency as locals believe the MP mostly just enjoyed the Modi brand name and did nothing consequential during his tenure.Natrajan had remained active in the area singed by farmer unrest in 2017 and also led various agitations. The Congress district unit also bolstered after the party made it to the power after a hiatus of 15 years.Last but not the least, chief minister Kamal Nath also has his political legacy at stake as his son Nakul Nath is making his electoral debut from the Chhindwara lok sabah seat, held by Nath since 1980.However, despite Nakul being a ‘greenhorn’ in politics, Nath senior is hopeful of a win as the Congress had won all the seven assembly seats in Chhindwara in 2018. Being the chief minister, Nath is likely to find favour for his son from the voters. bhopal-s12p19BJPcongressDigvijaya Singh First Published: April 28, 2019, 10:12 AM IST | Edited by: Divya Kapoor
aam aadmi partyaapBharatiya Janata PartyBJP First Published: May 1, 2019, 4:37 PM IST New Delhi: Accusing the BJP of indulging in horse trading, AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Wednesday alleged that seven of his party MLAs in the national capital have been offered Rs 10 crore each to join the saffron party.The BJP however rubbished the claim terming it “bizarre allegation” and a “desperate bid to gain attention”. Sisodia alleged the BJP had earlier too tried to “buy” AAP MLAs and they were given appropriate response by the public, and claimed that this time also they will get a befitting reply. “Since the BJP does not have any development issue to raise, it has now come down to indulging in horse trading by attempting to buy seven of our MLAs at Rs 10 crore each,” he said.Sisodia also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment that 40 Trinamool Congress MLAs in West Bengal are in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the general elections.”It does not suit the prime minister to make such comments. He (Modi) should realise that India is a democratic country and he is here because of democracy,” the AAP leader said, alleging the BJP is trying to do the same thing in Delhi.Reacting to Sisodia’s allegation, Delhi BJP media head Ashok Goyal said, “The AAP is baffled as it is loosing the elections and its leaders are trying desperately to gain attention by making bizarre allegations.””Arvind Kejriwal is not being able to stop the rebellion of AAP MLAs and is dragging BJP’s name in their internal problems,” Goyal said.