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CBI to conduct narco test on truck driver cleaner in Guj

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first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI has taken the driver and cleaner of the truck involved in the Unnao rape victim's accident, to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Gandhinagar to conduct Narco analysis test on them.This comes after the special CBI team constituted to probe the accident case had conducted a lie-detector test on the driver, Ashish Pal, and the cleaner and owner of the truck. With the Supreme Court-mandated deadline to finish the accident probe and file a chargesheet by August 14 fast approaching, the Central Bureau of Investigation may also conduct brain mapping of the driver and the cleaner if they do not agree to undergo the Narco test. Also Read - Uddhav bats for 'Sena CM'The central probe agency had swiftly taken over the investigation in the case after the authorities in Uttar Pradesh hurriedly registered a murder case in the matter the day after the accident and immediately consented to the CBI taking it over. The CBI swung into action, assigning over 20 additional officers to the case and a six-member team of experts from the probe agency's Central Forensic Science Laboratory here. Sources here had told the Millennium Post that the team had visited the accident spot multiple times and collected quite a bit of forensic evidence pertaining to the case. Also Read - Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Unnao rape case came into the limelight again after the victim, who was travelling with her two aunts and lawyer was hit by a truck in a head collision that left her and the lawyer in critical condition, killing her two aunts. The accident turned suspicious after it came to light that the truck's number plates were blackened. It also came to light that about 10 days before the accident, the rape victim's family had written to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, asking to move the cases to Delhi because of continuous threats and intimidation from Sengar's men.last_img
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Tidal wave moment In one day MeToo cause makes political cultural landfall

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first_imgWASHINGTON – In the span of a single day, a long-building tidal wave made political and cultural landfall, with pent-up disgust over sexual abuse against women bursting onto an iconic cover of Time magazine, washing over Capitol Hill and potentially wiping away a once-promising political career.After a solid few eons, the patriarchy had a rocky few hours Wednesday.It began with Time naming as its Person of the Year, ”The Silence Breakers,” a group of women so vast as to be innumerable — the famous, not-so-famous and downright powerless who this year raised their voices against sexual mistreatment.The day ended with Democrats exploding the career of a formerly bright star: One after another, a group of lawmakers, most of them women, called on their colleague Al Franken to resign from the Senate and he has scheduled a career announcement Thursday.That sets the stage for political standoffs ahead — with an Alabama senate race involving an accused child-molester and a president whose election was cited by Time magazine as the blow that broke open this cultural geyser.Time’s story points to the election of Donald Trump, despite numerous groping allegations and despite the video of him bragging about doing it, for inspiring a sense of outrage reflected in the massive women’s march on the first day of his presidency.Trump was the last Time Person of the Year.This year’s cover featured an anonymous field worker, a Mexican-born woman who picks strawberries; another anonymous woman, a hospital employee, showing just her elbow in the frame; movie star Ashley Judd; lobbyist Adama Iwu; singer Taylor Swift; and engineer Susan Fowler.”The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe. They might labour in California fields, or behind the front desk at New York City’s regal Plaza Hotel, or in the European Parliament. They’re part of a movement that has no formal name,” said the cover story.”But now they have a voice.”The piece tells the story of celebrities like Judd, who sounded the alarm years ago about alleged predator Harvey Weinstein. It describes actress Alyssa Milano tweeting an old slogan, coined years ago by social activist Tarana Burke, ”#MeToo,” going to bed, waking up to see 30,000 messages about women sharing abuse stories and bursting into tears.Swift talks about her lawsuit against a DJ who groped her. She wonders what abuses must be endured by less-powerful people than her. This is a recurring theme in the article — that millions of women experience this and can’t afford to speak out.”(Yet) dozens, then hundreds, then millions of women … came forward with their own stories of harassment,” said the story. ”Actors and writers and journalists and dishwashers and fruit pickers alike: they’d had enough. What had manifested as shame exploded into outrage. Fear became fury.”The fury crashed into Capitol Hill.First one senator, Democrat rising star Kirsten Gillibrand, then another, and another and finally the head of the party apparatus, called for Franken to resign, in a sudden but collaborative takedown effort that illustrated a shift in the politics of sexual misconduct.A growing list of groping allegations appears set to fell the former comedian, now a two-term Minnesota senator. Via Twitter, Franken announced he would be making an announcement Thursday.Gillibrand called this a moment of reckoning. She said it’s too important to remain silent just because allegations involve a friend, colleague, partisan ally and, in the case of Franken, someone she’s also fond of.”Enough is enough,” Gillibrand later told reporters, after posting a message on Facebook.”When you start having to talk about the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment and unwanted groping, you’re having the wrong conversation. We need to draw a line in the sand and say, ‘None of this is okay.”’Democrats are now poised to flip the spotlight onto their opponents.At the moment, Republicans are rallying behind a Senate candidate from Alabama who in addition to being fired twice as a judge, being anti-gay and wanting to bar Muslims from serving in Congress, faces numerous allegations of long-ago sexual advances on young girls.Some Republicans are encouraging their party to join in the moment of moral cleansing and dump Roy Moore. One soon-to-be-retired senator, Jeff Flake, even donated $100 to Moore’s Democrat opponent.But the party apparatus is coalescing behind Moore.That includes Trump. The president, who has just endorsed Moore and will speak at a rally near the Alabama border Friday, has more groping allegations against him than Franken and a Quinnipiac poll this week said 70 per cent of Americans want Congress to investigate the allegations against Trump.But on Wednesday, Congress had the president’s back.A Democratic lawmaker tried advancing articles of impeachment against Trump, which referred to sexism but were mainly about alleged racism. The effort was defeated 364-58, with the vast majority of Democrats also protecting the man in the Oval Office.last_img
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TORONTO IS NOW PLAYING ITSELF IN MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS

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first_imgIn the trailer for the forthcoming The Handmaid’s Tale television series, Toronto plays a city in the Republic of Gilead. Of course, Toronto’s used to taking on various new identities in a slew of popular movies and TV shows.Two weeks before The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on Hulu, however, a new digital series will start streaming on CBC.ca. It’s called Save Me and it follows a group of paramedics responding to 9-1-1 calls throughout Toronto. Twitter Creator and director Fab Filippo (who appeared in Queer as Folk, Guidestonesand Buffy the Vampire Slayer) describes Save Me as a sort of anthology. Aside from the main cast (the paramedics), it features new characters each episode. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img
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School District 60 seeks to renew lease for Camp Cameron

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 is seeking to renew a lease for Camp Cameron.For the past 30 years, the School District has developed and maintained an outdoor facility at Cameron Lake.This facility was originally established when the District secured a long-term lease on the property with the Provincial Government. According to the School District, this renewal has been delayed as the property has been recently included in lands nominated by the West Moberly First Nations as part of their Treaty 8 Land Entitlement Settlement.The District’s preference is to renew the lease through the Province.While only recently being made aware of the TLE Claim, the District says they fully recognize the importance of efforts to facilitate reconciliation between the Province and First Nations.School District 60 would also like to find a way to recognize their investment in the site and to ensure continued access for all students.To date, the School District has been exclusively negotiating with the Province as the title holder of the property, but the District is open to working with representatives of the West Moberly First Nations in order to secure a lease extension.The School District hopes this matter can be resolved in a manner that will allow outdoor education to continue for many years to come.last_img
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ICE Futures Canada Wednesday Canola futures prices lower barley unchanged

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WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’17 $13.20 lower $566.00; Nov. ’17 $13.20 lower $514.00; Jan. ’18 $13.50 lower $517.50; March ’18 $13.70 lower $520.30; May ’18 $13.00 lower $520.50; July ’18 $12.60 lower $521.10; Nov. ’18 $4.60 lower $485.40; Jan. ’19 $4.50 lower $486.20; March ’19 $4.50 lower $486.20; May ’19 $4.50 lower $486.20; July ’19 $4.50 lower $486.20.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00.Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 466,060 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 466,060.
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Brock will close overnight Friday

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Brock’s main campus will be closed to all faculty, staff and visitors from 8 p.m. on Friday, May 21, to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 due to planned campus-wide maintenance and utility upgrades.In the unlikely circumstance the university is unable to reopen by 10 a.m. Saturday, information and updates will be posted on the Brock website homepage and facebook.com/brockuniversity until the situation returns to normal.Click here to read the full notice.
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Annan saddened by Philippines landslide disaster UN sends team

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A statement from Mr. Annan’s spokesman in New York, said that the world body was ready to assist the Philippines Government, and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said it was releasing a $50,000 emergency grant to help the UN team in country respond to the disaster.OCHA said that the landslide, which was caused by heavy rains, hit the village of Guinsaugon on the southern part of the island of Leyte today. Philippine agencies estimated that 200 may be dead and “up to 2,000 may have been buried.”“In the whole village, only three houses are still standing. The rest of the village, including 300 houses and an elementary school, are completely buried in mud. As many as 251 school children and six teachers are believed to be trapped,” OCHA said.According to the Philippines Office of Civil Defence, 7 people are currently being treated in hospital. Government search and rescue teams are at the site, but rain is hampering operations.”OCHA said that the Philippines National Red Cross Society was providing 100 family tents, 300 blankets, five cartons of water purification tablets, and 700 body bags, while the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies had released $152,000 for the victims from its emergency fund.The UN coordinating office said it was in close contact with the Philippines Office of Civil Defence, the Department of Social Affairs, the UN Country Team and its own regional office in Bangkok.
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Canadian dollar closes lower US retail sales put in disappointing showing

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Canadian dollar closes lower, U.S. retail sales put in disappointing showing by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2014 6:47 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Tuesday amid a worse than expected reading on U.S. retail sales and mixed commodities.The loonie was down 0.11 of a cent at 91.66 cents US.The Commerce Department reported that U.S. retail sales rose just 0.1 per cent last month, after surging 1.5 per cent in March following a harsh winter that had curtailed shopping.Auto sales increased 0.6 per cent in April and purchases at clothing stores were up 1.2 per cent. But most of those gains were offset by declines in spending at restaurants, online retailers and furniture and electronics stores.It’s a light week for Canadian data. Statistics Canada releases the March report on manufacturing shipments on Thursday.On the commodity markets, June crude in New York gained $1.11 to US$101.70 a barrel, June gold bullion edged $1 lower to US$1,294.80 an ounce and July copper slipped a penny to US$3.14 a pound after running up over two per cent Monday.In other economic news, a German survey of investment professionals has found that optimism fell in May for the fifth month in a row, a sign that growth in Europe’s biggest economy may be slowing.The ZEW indicator fell to 33.1 from 43.2 in April. The decline was bigger than anticipated as the market consensus had been for a more modest drop to 40.0.
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Vince Young Bids Farewell to Buffalo Bills Fans

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The Vince Young era in Buffalo proved to be short-lived following the arrival of Tarvaris Jackson from Seattle.In a Monday morning tweet, Young thanked Bills fans in what was an apparent signal that he had been cut by the club.“I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity,” he wrote, “and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season.”The Bills confirmed the move on Monday afternoon.The developments come on the same day that Buffalo agreed to a restructured contract with Jackson, completing his trade from the Seahawks, ESPN reported.Young, the former University of Texas star who struggled in the professional ranks, signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Bills in May after spending last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.The former Heisman Trophy runner-up and former third overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft had seemingly wrested control of the race to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, only to play poorly in the Bills’ 38-7 preseason loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night and change the minds of both coach Chan Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix.Young threw two interceptions in the loss, with the first coming on his first pass attempt en route to completing just 12 of 26 passes for 103 yards in the second half.In three preseason games, Young had completed just 48 percent of his passes for 276 yards and two interceptions without a touchdown. He was also sacked three times and charged with a fumble.Jackson had been scheduled to make $4 million this season, but both sides agreed to reduce that number because the Bills were adamant the price was too high for a backup quarterback.Buffalo signed Fitzpatrick to a six-year, $59 million extension last season, leaving Young to battle Tyler Thigpen for the backup job. Gailey has maintained that he planned to just keep one backup quarterback because the No. 3 spot would be reserved for wide receiver/Wildcat specialist Brad Smith.
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Worlds loneliest plant is looking for love at newly restored Temperate House

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 An interior view of the "Temperate House" at Kew Gardens  Speaking about the plant at the opening, Sir David Attenborough said: “Plant species can go extinct and there is one cycad here which is the only one specimen of its kind known.“It is a lonely plant, like the Galapagos tortoise.“Human beings are taking over so much of the planet and the climate is changing so that areas where plants once grew they can’t grow anymore. There is nowhere else for them to go, except they can be kept here.” During the restoration the entire framework of the building at gardens in west London has been repaired, with thousands of panes of glass replaced, along with intricate ironwork and paved flooring.Alan Hodgson, former Kew trainee. Former RHS Editor-in-Chief. Editor of The Garden magazine for 18 years said: “I was a student here in the 70s and I can remember we had to wear hard hats in here the Temperate House, in case we were hit on the head by a lump of rusty cast iron. That was before the first restoration in the 80s.“In bad weather, high winds etc, we weren’t allowed up to the gallery level it was too unsafe. They’ve done a great job.” Describing the Temperate House as ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ Sir David said he had fond memories of escaping to Kew while he was working as controller of BBC Two in the 1960s.“When I had an office job with the BBC, and I used to come down at weekends when I was getting really depressed and take a deep breath because there was a smell of the tropics here,” he said.“And I thought, it’s still out there, those jungles.” Richard Barley, director of horticulture at Kew Gardens, added: “The Temperate House is a glistening cathedral where the new glass allows the sun to stream in and the ironwork has been restored to its glossy best.” The ‘loneliest plant in the world’ has taken centre stage at the newly restored Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.The world's largest Victorian glasshouse, which dates from 1863, has finally reopened its doors to the public since it closed for major restoration work in August 2013.It is now home to 10,000 plants from the world's temperate regions, including some of the world's rarest and most threatened species such as the cycad Encephalartos woodii.Now extinct in the wild, the plant has been dubbed the loneliest in the world because there are no known female specimens with which it can breed. All other examples of the plant are clones and reside in other botanic gardens and all expeditions to find a mate have proved fruitless. A gardener works in front of the newly restored Victorian Temperate House which has been re-opened to the public following a five year restoration programme The Temperate House opens to the public on May 5. A gardener works in front of the newly restored Victorian Temperate House which has been re-opened to the public following a five year restoration programmeCredit:TOBY MELVILLE REUTERS   An interior view of the "Temperate House" at Kew Gardens Credit:ADRIAN DENNIS  AFP  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.
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Germany stays at home Czech Republic at the EC 2014 in Denmark

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The country with the strongest handball league in the world, and 2004 European Champion – Germany – will not participate at the upcoming European Championship 2014 in Denmark. The two defeats at the hands of the Montenegrins and the defeat away at Czech Republic have been crucial in the group stage, which will see Czech Republic and Montenegro travel to Denmark, while the Germans will have to watch the championship on TV.Despite the dominant home win over Israel with 38:19 (21:12), Germany also needed Czech Republic to lose at home against Montenegro, which did not happen. On the contrary, Czech Republic won at home comfortably with 30:25 (16:9), which sees Filip Jicha and company in Denmark 2014. ← Previous Story Alain Portes takes over French (W) national team Next Story → Luka Mitrovic to Danish Nørdsjelland Czech Republicdenmark 2014european championship 2014germanyhandballMartin HeubergermONTENEGRO
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Kennedy Space Center Weather Delays Shuttle Launch Again

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first_imgThe space shuttle Discovery experienced yet another delaylaunch today. This is the fourth delay for the shuttle, which is set to embarkon its 39th and final mission. The shuttle was original scheduled tolaunch on November 1st.The launch has been plagued by technical problems, includingissues with pressurization and circuit breakers. Today’s delay is the result ofpoor weather conditions on the ground in Florida.At present, the launch is scheduled to occur on Friday. NASA’smission managers are set to meet tomorrow at 5:00AM to evaluate the weather conditions for the launch.last_img
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Traders high hopes for winter sales

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first_imgThe Greek winter sales started on Friday with expectations that the winter sales will feature sales items discounted by between 50 and 60 percent.Many retailers had started their sales immediately after the New Year in an attempt to stimulate sales, following muted retail sales in the run up to Christmas with retail sales figures 20 percent down on the comparable period in 2008.The sales will finish on February 27. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img
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PS orbis et Xbox 720 le point sur les dernières rumeurs

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first_imgPS orbis et Xbox 720 : le point sur les dernières rumeursSony ne présentera pas la PlayStation 4  au prochain salon international de l'E3 2012,en juin prochain. Mais l’internet se rabat sur de nouvelles informations officieuses, dotant la machine de la même puissance que celle de sa concurrente : la Xbox 720.Quant à cette dernière, il aurait été dévoilé son type de support physique et quelques infos supplémentaires.La semaine dernière, il a été rapporté une rumeur selon laquelle Sony titrerait sa PlayStation 4 du nom de « Orbis ». Nouvelle semaine, nouvelles rumeurs, et en contradiction avec les premières en plus !Selon les dernières informations, la PS4 pourrait être dotée d’un processeur AMD A8-3850 battant la cadence à 2,9 GHz, avec une carte graphique intégrée.En ce qui concerne la carte graphique, les rumeurs parlaient auparavant plutôt d’une Radeon HD 7900, mais maintenant il s’agirait d’une Radeon HD 7670, prévue pour Direct 11, avec une fréquence de 1GHz et 1GB de VRAM dédiée. Selon les rumeurs à propos de la Xbox 720, les deux machines pourraient alors partager la même carte graphique (la HD 7670 était une HD 6670 sous un nom différent.) Les autres composants de la PS4 seraient le support de l’HDMI 1,4a et d’une sortie 4k (résolution de cinéma), et d’autres parlent d’un processeur AMD.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Concernant la Xbox 720, des informations provenant du site vg 24/7 donnerait le nom de la console "Durango", son type de lecteur physique (un lecteur blu-Ray), ainsi qu'un détail qui fera grincer des dents : la console devra nécessairement se connecter à Internet pour jouer. Une information qui fait écho avec celle concernant la PS Orbis. S'il paraît difficile de se faire une idée des enjeux se cachant derrière ces rumeurs, on peut d'ores et déjà les positionner, vis à vis de leur hardware et du public visé, dans ce qui devrait être la guerre des consoles du futur.Pour s'en faire une idée, retrouvez notre dossier consacré à la nouvelle bataille vidéoludique qui s'engage, sur Maxisciences.Reste à voir si ces rumeurs passeront à l’étape supérieure ou si elles s’évaporeront sous peu…Le 6 avril 2012 à 11:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img
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NE 88th St upgrades topic of open house

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first_imgClark County will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday on a project to widen and improve 1.7 miles of Northeast 88th Street from Highway 99 to St. Johns Road.The open house will be held at Clark Regional Wastewater District, 8000 N.E. 52nd Court.Construction is slated to begin in June.The project includes rebuilding a travel lane in each direction, adding a continuous left-turn lane, installing bicycle lanes, planter strips, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; replacing utility lines; and building stormwater improvements, including rain gardens to collect and treat polluted storm runoff in some planter strips.The $17.4 million project will interfere with traffic flows, and drivers should expect delays. Only emergency vehicles, school buses and residents who need to leave and return to their private residences will be allowed inside the construction zone.C-Tran Route 25 (Fruit Valley/St. Johns) will not serve Northeast 88th Street between Northeast 25th Avenue and Highway 99 during construction. The change begins May 13.For information, visit N.E. 88th Street improvements.last_img
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3 die after falling off trains

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first_imgThree people died after falling off the roofs of running trains near Dhirasram rail station in Gazipur city on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, reports UNB.One of the deceased is Zinnah, from Pabna district.Helal Uddin, the station master, said two of the bodies were spotted around 11:00pm on Tuesday.He suspected that someone might have pushed them off or they might have fallen accidentally.Locals recovered the body of an unidentified man, aged about 35, from near the rail station soon after Khulna-bound ‘Chitra Express’ from Dhaka left around 10:30pm on Tuesday.They also rescued Zinnah in critical condition from near the station and took him to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries later that night.The body of another unidentified man, aged about 45, was found near the outer signal of the rail station on Wednesday morning.Railway sources said they suspected that muggers had thrown the three men off trains.last_img
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Cardinal Martini liberal papal contender dies

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first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   “The time has come in which age and sickness have given me a clear signal that it’s time to resign from earthly things and prepare for the next coming of the Kingdom,” he wrote his readers. “I assure you of my prayers for all the questions that went unanswered.”A funeral was scheduled for Monday in Milan’s cathedral, where bells tolled on Friday afternoon upon word of Martini’s death.___Follow Nicole Winfield at http://www.twitter.com/nwinfield Top Stories The vital role family plays in society (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Born on Feb. 15, 1927, in Turin, Martini was ordained a priest in the Society of Jesus in 1952. After terms as rector at the Gregorian and Biblical Institute, he was named archbishop of Milan in 1979 and held the post until his retirement in 2002; within that time he was also head of the European Bishops’ Conference for six years, until 1993.In a statement Friday, the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi paid tribute to his fellow Jesuit, saying his style as a pastor set him apart. He quoted Martini as writing in his book “The Bishop” that a bishop can’t guide his flock with decrees and prohibitions alone.“Instead point to the interior formation, on the love and fascination with the Sacred Scripture, present the positive reasons for what we do according to the Gospel,” Martini wrote. “You will obtain much more than with rigid calls to observe norms.”Despite his desire to spend his final years in Jerusalem, Martini returned to Italy a few years ago as his Parkinson’s worsened. By the end, he was wheelchair bound and could barely speak.In June, he announced he could no longer continue with his Corriere della Sera Q&A column. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Martini frequently voiced openness to discuss divisive issues for the church, such as priestly celibacy, homosexuality and using condoms to fight HIV transmission. While not at odds with church teaching, his views nevertheless showed his progressive bent. He was an intellectual and a noted biblical scholar, yet he had a warm and personable style and seemed to connect with his flock like few high-ranking prelates.And, despite his liberal views in a College of Cardinals that grew increasingly conservative under Pope John Paul II, he was considered “papabile,” or having the qualities of a pope, going into the 2005 conclave that brought the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, to the papacy.Benedict was told Thursday that Martini’s death was near, and on Friday issued a heartfelt letter of condolence, praising his “dear brother” for serving the church generously and faithfully for so long. He cited Martini’s tenure as rector of the Jesuit’s Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and of the Pontifical Biblical Institute as well as his “diligent and sage” leadership of Milan’s Catholic faithful.Martini was well known and well-liked by Italians, many of whom got to know him by his frequent contributions to leading daily Corriere della Sera, which for three years ran a popular column “Letters to Cardinal Martini,” in which Martini would respond directly to questions submitted by readers. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center But he returned to the topic of priestly celibacy earlier this year_ as well as a host of other thorny issues like artificial procreation, embryo donation and euthanasia _ in his last book “Believe and Know,” a conversation with a left-leaning Italian politician and doctor who had been his same interviewer for the 2006 Espresso article.As a result of his openness to discussing sensitive issues, liberal Catholics had pinned their hopes on Martini going into the 2005 conclave, and some reports in the Italian media said he had received significant votes in the initial rounds of balloting.But according to the most detailed account of the conclave to emerge _ that of a purported diary kept by an unnamed cardinal _ Martini was never really in the running. Instead, Ratzinger’s main challenger was another conservative, Argentine Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio.Martini retired as Milan archbishop in 2002 and moved to Jerusalem to devote himself to prayer and study. He had long established relations with the Jewish community, writing books and articles on the relations between Christianity and Judaism.“Without a sincere feeling for the Jewish world, and a direct experience of it, one cannot fully understand Christianity,” he wrote in the book “Christianity and Judaism: A Historical and Theological Overview.” “Jesus is fully Jewish, the apostles are Jewish, and one cannot doubt their attachment to the traditions of their forefathers.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Associated PressVATICAN CITY (AP) – Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless considered a papal contender in the last conclave, died Friday. He was 85.Martini, a Jesuit and former archbishop of the important archdiocese of Milan, had been battling Parkinson’s disease for several years. His death at a Jesuit institute in Gallarate, near Varese, was announced by the Milan archdiocese, which said his condition had worsened Thursday evening. The topics covered everything from the clerical sex abuse scandal to whether it was morally acceptable for a Catholic to be cremated (“it’s possible and allowed,” he wrote). His responses were filled with Biblical citations and references to church teachings, but were accessible as well, written as if he were chatting with his readers rather than preaching to them.Martini also wasn’t afraid to discuss issues that, while important to many lay Catholics, are usually considered off-limits by his colleagues.In 2006, he raised eyebrows at the Vatican when he told the Italian weekly L’Espresso that condoms could be considered a “lesser evil” in combating AIDS, particularly for a married couple. While somewhat revolutionary at the time, his views seem to have struck a chord: Four years later, Benedict himself came close to echoing Martini’s sentiment when he said a male prostitute who intends to use a condom might be taking a step toward a more responsible sexuality because he was looking out for the welfare of his partner.In 2009, Martini insisted he was misquoted by a German publication as calling for a re-evaluation of priestly celibacy as a means to combat pedophilia among priests.last_img
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Arizona Cardinals Jim Dray 81 celebrates after

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first_imgArizona Cardinals' Jim Dray (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that they have signed veteran tight end Jim Dray as they fill a void left by injuries.Jermaine Gresham has not participated in practice this week after taking a shot to the ribs in the Cardinals’ Week 1 loss against the Detroit Lions, while fellow tight end Troy Niklas appeared on the injury report as a limited participant Thursday with a hip injury.Arizona also has 6-foot-5, 243-pound rookie Ricky Seals-Jones on the practice squad, but he is inexperienced at the position having played receiver at Texas A&M. The 30-year-old Dray played for the Cardinals from 2010-13 before spending 2014-15 with the Cleveland Browns. He was on the rosters for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers last season.With 56 receptions and 605 yards with three touchdowns in his career, Dray’s best season with Arizona came in his last. He caught 26 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.Dray was the Cardinals’ seventh-round pick (233rd overall) in 2010 out of Stanford. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs' buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes' introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img
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Torontoraised director Domee Shis Oscar win for

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first_img Toronto-raised director Domee Shi’s Oscar win for the Pixar short “Bao” on Sunday had Sheridan College’s animation program celebrating — and added yet another notch to its stellar legacy.Shi and Hamilton-born director Trevor Jimenez, who was nominated in the same category of best animated short for “Weekends,” are both graduates of the Ontario-based program that was feeling “a deep sense of happiness and pride,” a representative said Monday.They’re among several Academy Awards-recognized alumni of the program that’s been called the Harvard of animation schools for its reputation for producing top-tier talent.“Our program has always been very connected to the industry, very industrially minded,” said Christopher Walsh, a professor in the honours bachelor of arts animation program.“One of the modules I teach is Canadian animation history, and Sheridan College animation is actually a part of that history. And I make it clear to students that this program helped to build the Canadian animation industry.”Shi’s film, about a Chinese-Canadian woman who dotes on a dumpling that springs to live, reflects her Toronto upbringing and heritage. And Jimenez’s Toronto-set story, about a young boy who’s shuffled between the homes of his divorced parents, was inspired by his own experiences with his parents’ split.“In both Domee’s case and in Trevor’s case, they’ve worked very hard not just to get ahead in their particular disciplines but to find themselves as filmmakers,” Walsh said.Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the program at the Oakville campus attracts students from around the world and offers a four-year degree in both classical and computer animation, which evolved from a three-year diploma program in 2001. It also offers one-year graduate certificate programs in computer animation, visual effects and digital character animation.Alumni have gone on to work at major studios, including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Nelvana and Guru — sometimes within days of graduating.“I did the summer school classical animation program for three years, from 1988 to 1990, and it was an amazing experience,” Dean DeBlois, an Oscar-nominated writer-director behind the “How to Train Your Dragon” films, said in a recent interview.“You got to do everything, from conceiving of your story and storyboarding all the way through to the final editing, and you’re working with all the equipment. So it gave you a broad sense of filmmaking and did not put you in a box.”Other alumni who have won Oscars include Jon Minnis in 1985 for “Charade,” Chris Williams in 2015 for “Big Hero 6,” and Alan Barillaro in 2017 with “Piper.”“It’s a great legacy,” said DeBlois, who was hired to work for acclaimed animator Don Bluth just a month after finishing the program.David Quesnelle, a professor in the B.A. animation program, said they prepare students “to be work-ready, work on any production, work in any position on production.”They also “push the drawing skills and the creative skills and the storytelling skills — and the cinematic and acting skills,” he added.“Because animation is really about acting. We’ve always called ourselves ‘actors with pencils,’ and now we’re actors with computers and pencils.”That approach stretches back to when the program first started in the 1960s and recruited instructors who had worked in the industry, at major studios including Disney and Lucasfilm.“They wanted people to develop skills to become artists and auteurs of their own, and be able to be a contributing member within a studio system,” Quesnelle said.“And to fall in love with the artform, where you’re always constantly trying to improve yourself, you’re always constantly trying to learn new things, you’re always constantly trying to experiment but also to be a very strong co-worker.”Shi and Jimenez embraced that mentality when they were in the program, he added, noting they were both inquisitive, wanting to improve their own skills and contributing ideas and drawing skills to group projects.The two, who now work at Pixar, are also examples of the program’s emphasis on telling stories that strike a passion within the filmmakers.“I said to the first-year students, ‘Look at this as an example,’ pointing to the importance of making good, short films,” said Walsh.Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Domee Shi Oscar win adds to storied legacy of Sheridan College animation program by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 25, 2019 12:48 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Domee Shi, director of the Pixar short film "Bao" poses for a photo at the Shangri La Hotel in Toronto on Monday, June 11, 2018. The latest Pixar short is packed with firsts: the first directed by a Chinese-Canadian, the first directed by a woman, the first helmed by an all-female writer-director-producer team and the first to be set in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin last_img
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