Halifaxs Neptune Theatre Benefits from Federal Support

October 15, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Quotes“Our government is proud to support arts and culture by investing in high-calibre cultural spaces such as the Neptune Theatre. Audiences can enjoy the work of professional artists in facilities that meet industry standards and also contribute to the quality of life in communities all across Canada.”—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“I am delighted that our government is supporting upgrades to the Neptune Theatre, which has been a significant feature of Halifax’s cultural infrastructure since the early 1960s. This well-loved theatre offers Nova Scotians and visitors a variety of professional theatre presentations, while contributing to local economic activity.”—Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament (Halifax)“Advice and investments from the Department of Canadian Heritage have helped Neptune Theatre plan and make smart decisions about its infrastructure and technology requirements. This investment will enhance the experience of visitors to the theatre and better position Neptune to respond to the needs of the community and long-term sustainability.”—Rebecca Hiltz LeBlanc, President of the Neptune Theatre FoundationQuick factsThe Neptune Theatre, which staged its first show in 1963, is the largest production theatre in Atlantic Canada.The Neptune, a registered charity, is owned and operated by the Neptune Theatre Foundation and is run as a not-for-profit society.The upgrades made possible through this funding will help fully integrate the new specialized light and sound equipment that Neptune purchased thanks to earlier support from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.Some of the main upgrades will include modernizing the stage area, upgrading the box office capacity, and installing a new heating and ventilation system.The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund plays a key role in improving physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.Associated linksCanada Cultural Spaces FundNeptune Theatre With this investment, the Neptune Theatre Foundation will carry out technical and general enhancements to Neptune’s Fountain Hall Theatre (main stage), as well as improvements in customer service.This support is being provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. In Budget 2016, the Government of Canada dedicated $168.2 million to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund over two years. Budget 2017 provided an additional $300 million for the fund over 10 years. Advertisement Twittercenter_img Facebook HALIFAX – Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament (Halifax), today announced funding of $499,978 for upgrades to the Neptune Theatre. Mr. Fillmore made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation looking to reopen June 1st

October 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDr. Helm said that the Foundation has also made a request to the provincial government for emergency funding support, and is also approaching local and regional industry and service groups. He explained that the Foundation’s goal is to raise a total of $200,000, although he said that raising $150,000 would allow the museum to open until the end of September and continue raising the remainder of the required funds in the interim.“Re-opening our museum would allow us to leverage external funds: over $300,000 is anticipated, which includes the enhancement of exhibits and educational programs,” said Dr. Helm in a release. “It will also enable us to complete a major $500,000 renovation project that will enhance our facility, through external funding from Cultural Spaces and the Northern Development Initiative Trust.”Helm said that the Foundation’s long-term goal is to continue to secure stable funding, of which he said a significant portion should come from the provincial government due to the importance of the paleontological work by done at the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre, and the precedent set in other jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. — The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation is hoping it will be able to reopen its doors by June 1st after recently receiving two separate offers of $50,000 in funding.The Foundation was forced to close its doors at the end of March after it was denied an application for a $200,000 grant from the District of Tumbler Ridge earlier this year. However, a motion by Mayor Don McPherson to grant the Foundation $50,000 to open five days a week from June 1st to October 1st was approved at a District Council meeting on May 7th. Included in that motion was that District staff draw up a referendum to hear from residents about whether they would like the District to continue funding the museum going forward.Foundation spokesperson Dr. Charles Helm said that the Foundation is grateful for the funding offer from the District. He said that the Foundation recently received a $50,000 grant from a private donor challenging governments and other funding sources to contribute funds to enable the museum to reopen. last_img read more

Morce-Net And The Creation of 100 English Resource Centres: A…

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

Taroudant, Morocco – After the success of Moroccan Resource Centers of English Network (MoRCE-Net) first national conference held in Agadir, April 16-19, 2013, and the second conference in Marrakech, November 16-18, 2013 under the theme “Promoting Lifelong Learning through Enhancement Activities and Project Work”, the Network honored its commitment and promise. Its ambitious dream of creating 100 resources centers around Morocco has finally become a reality.100 resource centres across MoroccoEven though it is newly created and thanks to its thoughtful vision and the commitment of its founders, MoRCE-Net managed to create 100 resource centers in middle and high schools scattered all over the regions of the kingdom providing them with useful pedagogical resources. In collaboration with the Ministry of National Education, the British Council and the US Regional English Language Office (RELO), MoRCE-Net has succeeded since its creation in providing educational resources to many English resource centers around Morocco. Yet, the 100 resource centres’ project has been a unique one in that the following resources were donated to all the 100 centers that were set up in different middle and high schools in Morocco: 150 Readers, 10 dictionaries, 12 markers, 2 mobile loud speakers, 1 CD player, 3 packets of flipcharts, and 5 packets of paper. The British Council promised to fund all those resources.Mr Nick Cherkas, English Language Projects Manager at the British Council, showing a sample of the materials donated to English resource centres. “I would like to confirm that I have received the materials for our resource center. We are grateful to MoRCE-Net for the efforts they invest to create more resource centers around the country,” said Mr Lahsen Ahmam, a member of MoRCE-Net board and teacher of English at Ibn Elhaitam technical high school in Ouarzazate.“The initiative was warmly welcomed by all students and teachers in my school,” said Ms Mouna Marbou, teacher of English at Khadija Oum Elmouminine middle school in Casablanca.“Being a member of MoRCE-Net board makes me feel prouder and more confident that the 100 resource centres initiative is a successful project for the teaching and learning of English nationwide,” said Mr Mohamed Bakkas, teacher of English at Ibn Soulaiman Roudani high school in Taroudant. As stated in its website (www.morce.net), “MoRCE-Net is a network whose main interests revolve around implementing learner-centered activities and creating professional collaboration and development opportunities. It is a platform for joining efforts among teachers, educational professionals and institutions interested in creating resource centers and English clubs.”Mr Mohammed Loutfi, teacher of English and English resource centre coordinater at Al Mohammadia High School, Ksar El Kebir, in a meeting with students, teachers and administrators exhibiting the materials received from MoRCE-Net. “MoRCE-Net,” as explained by its president, Mr. Abdellatif Zoubair, “is a qualitative addition to the rest of the associations and centers that operate in the field of teaching and learning English in Morocco. Its main purpose is to provide spaces within educational institutions all over the kingdom to engage students in various activities and provide resources for learners in order to help them refine their talents and develop their linguistic, communicative and creative competencies.” “The resource center”, states Mr. Mohammed Hassim, MoRCE-Net secretary general, “is more than a library or collection of materials. It’s a space where students and teachers gain skills and competencies that would help them get engaged in project work and extra-curricular activities in better and more efficient ways. The role of the Network is to provide not only materials but, more importantly, a structured framework conducive to the acquisition of qualitative educational products and professional expertise.”Ibn Maja high school English Resource Centre, Agadir, Morocco, was visited on Thursday, 29 May 2014 by Mr Martin Rose and Mr John Mitchell, two British Council directors together with some English teachers, inspectors and MoRCE-Net board members. According to MoRCE-Net’s president, “in its initial phase, the 100 English Resource Centers Program will benefit about 300 teachers and over 15000 students in Moroccan public middle and high schools in urban, semi-urban and rural areas. More accurate data will be collected starting this fall to determine the potential impact of the program on the quality of English language learning and instruction in the targeted schools”. To ensure the productive and professional orientation of the resource centers’ programme, each resource center is required to prepare a Portfolio of Evidence.The Network shares through its website, a well structured and easy to use template of the portfolio that the centers have to complete and send to a MoRCE-Net committee for evaluation.The centers’ coordinators will then meet to showcase their portfolios and products in a national gathering that will be held by the end of January 2015. The centres will be classified according to the quality of their achievement and will be granted bronze, silver, or gold tags.Mr. Abdellatif Zoubair and Mr. Mohamed Hassim edited and contributed to this article© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. 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UN agency Pakistan set to continue screening programme for Afghan refugee applicants

October 6, 2019 0 Comments

“Afghans have responded favourably to the exercise, turning out in big numbers to register and provide general information on their families and places of origin,” said Millicent Mutuli, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During the first phase, over 21,000 families were processed at two screening centres near Peshawar city in northwest Pakistan in less than three weeks.A total of 14,564 families will go to the next phase of the screening exercise, which starts tomorrow, while 6,465 families have opted for voluntary repatriation, Ms. Mutuli said. Afghans who have registered will be called for interviews to determine their status while those who have expressed the wish to return home will receive an aid package.Fifty-five teams are on standby to begin interviewing all Afghans who have registered. Those found to be in need of protection will be granted temporary legal status in Pakistan and all those accepted will be transferred to a camp at New Shamshatoo, where they will be provided assistance by UNHCR and its partners, Ms. Mutuli said. Negotiations are continuing between UNHCR and Pakistani authorities to identify further sites.”Afghans whose cases are rejected will have the right to appeal, but once a final decision is made, they would have to return home,” Ms. Mutuli said. “Especially vulnerable people from drought-affected areas would be given a temporary humanitarian stay until conditions improve in their villages.”UNHCR estimates that overall, there are 1.2 million Afghans living in refugee villages in Pakistan. read more

Investors look to slew of economic data earnings from corporate Canada

October 4, 2019 0 Comments

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2013 4:00 am MDT Investors look to slew of economic data, earnings from corporate Canada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Investors will focus on economic data this coming week as the third quarter earnings season starts to wind down in the U.S., and key data, including employment updates, come in from both sides of the border.There will also be plenty of marquee earnings reports from major Canadian corporations this week, including updates from big insurance companies including Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC), GreatWest Lifeco (TSX:GWO) and Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF).Stocks in many of the insurers are well off their 52-lows and close to their best levels in a year as easing by the U.S. central bank has helped boost stock markets and increased bond yields.Other big corporate names reporting this week include retailer Canadian Tire (TSX:CTA.B), coffee chain Tim Horton’s (TSX:THI) and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ).Last week, the TSX ended down 0.46 per cent as gold stocks fell further into negative territory and bullion prices continued to lose ground. Despite the dip, the market had its best month so far this year during October, running ahead 4.5 per cent, leaving the TSX up 7.26 per cent year to date.The TSX is entering the final two months of 2013 trading at its highest levels since the summer of 2013 but Andrew Pyle, portfolio manager and senior wealth adviser at ScotiaMcLeod, wonders just how sustainable the strong gains will prove to be.“The problem of course is that we have had an equity market that has just gone stellar on this relief rally post-(government) shutdown regardless of data flow, regardless of concerns over the quality of the data,” he said.“And so the market is at greater risk obviously.”Meanwhile, U.S. traders will take in a key reading on the health of the American non-manufacturing sector, growth figures for the third quarter and most importantly, the U.S. government’s employment report for October.The data will be carefully weighed for hints as to when the Federal Reserve might decide the economy can handle the central bank cutting back on a key stimulus — its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases that have kept rates low and helped lift equity markets.But there is a bit of a problem with this currency crop of U.S. reports.“The quality of this data has been impeded by or affected by the U.S. government shutdown,” said Pyle,who is based in Peterborough, Ont.“So everything and anything that impacted the ability to do a survey will show up in these numbers.”That difficulty with the crop of data makes it even more difficult for traders who want to know when the Fed is likely to start tapering those asset purchases.“And I don’t think it will be until December or maybe January when economists will say, OK, these numbers are showing a clear sign of the health of the U.S. economy or the Canadian economy and I can place real bets on that,” he said.Degraded or otherwise, the U.S. jobs data is expected to be a disappointment. Economists expect the U.S. Labor Department to report that only 125,000 jobs were created during October following as 148,000 in September. They also expect the jobless rate to rise to 7.3 per cent from 7.2 per cent.That is because the jobless rate will include workers who were temporarily laid off during the shutdown. It will also include private sector employees laid off by companies that rely on federal contracts.In Canada, economists look to Statistics Canada to report on Friday that job creation during October will likely match September, coming in at about 11,000 with the jobless rate gaining 0.1 of a point to seven per cent.Other U.S. data coming out this week will likely show the American economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.9 per cent during the third quarter, down from 2.5 per cent in the previous quarter, dragged down by sluggish consumer spending growth of around 1.5 per cent.Economists looked for the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing sector to show slightly lower expansion for October, coming in at 54 on top of a 54.4 reading during September.“A weaker October report would suggest that lingering political uncertainty continues to dampen business confidence,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Sal Guatieri. read more

Starbucks launching Mobile Order and Pay in Calgary

October 3, 2019 0 Comments

Imagine ordering your caramel macchiato or your green tea latte before you leave the house.Starbucks’ new Mobile Order and Pay app is promising just that.Those who use it will have their drinks and snacks ready to go when they get to the store, and be able to by-pass the line.The feature will be available to Calgary Android and iOS users starting March 15, and works with the coffee company’s existing apps.Starbucks says 18 per cent of transactions in their stores are already done on mobile phones. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Mar 8, 2016 7:29 am MDT Starbucks launching Mobile Order and Pay in Calgary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Starbucks Mobile Order and Pay arrives in Calgary on March 15th (CNW Group/Starbucks Coffee Canada) read more

Charges dropped against Elvis impersonator in US ricin letters

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgSuspect arrested after ‘ricin’ poison letter sent to Obama > IN THE US, an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi accused of sending a poison-laced letter to the White House has been released and has his charges dismissed.Paul Kevin Curtis’s lawyer waved the dismissal order at a news conference held shortly after investigators in hazmat suits inspected the home of a man with whom he said he had a longstanding dispute.“The government was able to basically find another suspect who we believe is the true perpetrator of this heinous crime,” defence attorney Christi McCoy told reporters.Curtis, 45, said the week since his arrest in Mississippi had been a “nightmare for myself and my family,” adding he was anxious to “get back to normal.”“I respect President (Barack) Obama, I love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other US official,” Curtis said.Three letters laced with ricin were discovered last week as the nation was reeling from a deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon.Human body partsThe letters were addressed to Obama, Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a justice of the peace in the same US state, Sadie Holland.Investigators initially suspected Curtis because he had written publicly about an alleged black market for the illegal sale of human body parts that he thought was being covered up by the government.But his attorney insisted from the get-go that Curtis was framed and pointed the finger at Everett Dutschke, who reportedly also had a long-standing dispute with the Holland family. Local media published photos of investigators in white suits exiting the Dutschke’s home in Tulepo, Mississippi yesterday.Dutschke came out of the home before they arrived to tell reporters he had nothing to do with the plot and that he was being questioned by the FBI, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.Meanwhile, a suspicious letter discovered earlier at Bolling Air Force Base outside Washington raised concerns that the ricin scare wasn’t over.While initial tests detected “possible biological toxins” during routine screening, further investigation “found no suspicious packages or letters,” said the Defense Intelligence Agency, which is headquartered at Bolling. – © AFP, 2013Read: Here’s what the poison sent to Barack Obama can do >last_img read more

18yearold driving sports car wrong direction dies kills two in I805 crash

September 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_img18-year-old driving sports car wrong direction dies, kills two in I-805 crash SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An 18-year-old driving a sports car the wrong direction on Interstate 805 died and killed two people when the car collided with an SUV, causing a fiery pileup in the Miramar area, officials said Friday.The series of collisions involving as many as five vehicles — two of which wound up ablaze — occurred on the northbound side of the freeway near Miramar Road shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.An 18-year-old man driving a 2014 McLaren sports car was traveling southbound in the northbound I-805 HOV lane at a high rate of speed when the car struck a 2010 Hyundai SUV traveling northbound on I-805 near La Jolla Village Drive, according to CHP and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.The McLaren driver, a 43-year-old woman driving the Hyundai and 12- year-old girl riding in the Hyundai died at the scene, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The names of the victims were held pending family notification.One person was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious but non- life-threatening trauma, CHP public affairs Officer Jake Sanchez said.Northbound traffic was diverted off I-805 at the La Jolla Village Drive exit until two right lanes were reopened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Doerr said. All northbound lanes at La Jolla Village Drive were reopened around 2:30 a.m.The circumstances leading up to the McLaren driver traveling in the wrong direction on I-805 remain under investigation.Around 30 minutes before the crash, a motorist smashed through a gate at Ashley Falls Elementary School in the Carmel Valley area before speeding off, according to San Diego police.RELATED STORY: Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash on I-805 in University CityWitnesses reported seeing the driver of a black sports car slam through the gate, get out of the car, smash a window on a school building and speed out of the campus parking lot.CHP officers were at the school Thursday, but officials did not say whether the two incidents were connected. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: August 24, 2018 August 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Bits n Pieces Giving the gift of hearing resoundingly rewarding experience

September 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe Amazon rain forest is hot and humid and sticky and, frankly, overwhelming. And it was nothing to complain about, Katie Kelley found right away.Kelley, operations manager for Vancouver medical and audiology management company Audigy Group, was one of 11 employees who visited two Peruvian cities as part of a charitable mission in August co-sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Rotary International. Over the course of a couple of weeks, the group fitted nearly 5,000 Peruvians with nearly 10,000 new hearing aids.“There’s no way in a million years we could complain” about the conditions they were visiting when the people living there are so joyful and appreciative, she said.They also suffer more than their fair share of hearing loss, she said; that’s due to both the natural aging process as well as simple maladies such as influenza and even the common cold — and injuries and mishaps that are relatively common in the jungle, like getting “sticks and rocks in their ears,” Kelley said. Such problems would be easily treatable, if only the people had access to care, Kelley said.Lining up at the group’s first stop, a Rotary Center in the jungle-isolated city of Iquitos, were people from ages 5 to 97, Kelley said. “So many kids,” she said. “In our first day, we fit 200 people with hearing aids.” And that was a light day; more typical was 500. “When you are there and they’re all lined up, you just keep going till the last person is taken care of,” she said.last_img read more

Then and Now Kareena Kapoor to Katrina Kaif top 2000s actresses and

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDeepika Padukone: Deepika probably had no clue that she would turn out to be the top actress of the industry, when she had made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. With films like Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail, Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat; Deepika has not only emerged as the top actress of the country but is also the highest paid actress we have in the industry today. Kareena Kapoor: Kareena made her debut with JP Dutta’s Refugee opposite Abhishek Bachchan in 2000. She had also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female. Kareena continues to remain one of the most sought after and bankable actresses of the industry today. The 2000s was a decade that changed everything for Bollywood. From actresses who carried the film on their shoulders to actors accepting to play second fiddles; the entire decade brought about a massive change in the way the industry functioned and was perceived. Let’s take a look at the top actresses of the decade and how they have transformed over the years. Katrina Kaif: Katrina kick-started her career with Kaizad Gustad’s Boom which fared badly at the box-office. However, with films like Namastey London, Rajeneeti, Ek Tha Tiger and the recent one being Zero; Katrina has created a strong foothold for herself in the industry. Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka Chopra made her debut with Anil Sharma’s Hero: Love Story of a Spy opposite Sunny Deol in 2003 in a supporting role. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar, directed by Raj Kanwar.center_img Sonam Kapoor: Sonam Kapoor made her acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. With films like I Hate Love Storys, Raanjhana and Neerja; Sonam has carved a niche for herself in the industry. Bipasha Basu: Bipasha made her debut with Abbas- Mustan’s suspense-thriller Ajnabee in 2001. She had also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female. Though we don’t get to see her much onscreen, the fan following and acclaim Bipasha received, is difficult to match till date. Vidya Balan: Vidya Balan is another actress who made everyone sit upright and take notice of this new talent on the block. Right with her first film Parineeta, Vidya had given a taste of what she was capable of to the audience. She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female for Parineeta.last_img read more

HPD Participates In National Police Week

September 2, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgImage: Houston Police Department via FacebookThe activities pertaining to National Police Week will include placing a wreath at the Houston Police Officers Memorial Site, near downtown Houston.The Houston Police Department (HPD) is participating in National Police Week, which started on Monday and will end on Friday, May 18. As part of the event, the Department will host an awards ceremony, its Honor Guard is visiting Washington, D.C. and children will tour HPD’s Training Academy.HPD’s Honor Guard went to Washington, D.C. this past Saturday, May 12, and will be in the nation’s capital until Wednesday, May 16.As for the awards, they will be presented at a luncheon. The luncheon is by invitation only and will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 12 p.m. at the Downtown Aquarium.On Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. a public ceremony with local clergy members will be held at the Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) office, located at 1600 State Street.That same day, at 7 p.m., there will be a public memorial service at the Houston Police Officers Memorial Site, which is located at 2400 Memorial Drive. The service will honor officers who have given their lives in the line of duty and will include a candlelight vigil.As for the tours at HPD’s Training Academy, which is located 17000 Aldine Westfield, they are pre-scheduled and the children who take them will meet with officers and partake in demonstrations from HPD’s Air Support Division, the K-9 Unit, SWAT, the Dive Team, the Training Division and the Community Outreach Unit.Also as part of National Police Week, all officers and citizens are encouraged to drive with their headlights on, in remembrance of the peace officers who have sacrificed their lives while protecting the cities of the United States. Sharelast_img read more

Amazon Starts Selling Its Echo Link Amp

September 1, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Popular on Variety Amazon finally began selling its Echo Link Amp Wednesday, making it easier for audiophiles to bring internet-connected music streaming and voice control to their favorite pair of speakers. The Link Amp is available on Amazon.com for $299.99, and was first announced in September of 2018.The device comes with a built-in 2-channel amplifier, with up to 60W of power per channel. In addition to dedicated speaker outputs, it also comes with outputs for analog, optical, coax, headphones and a subwoofer, as well as analog and coax line-in. There’s an Ethernet port for wired connectivity, but the Echo Link also comes with built-in Wifi, and even supports Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming.The one feature the Echo Link Amp surprisingly doesn’t have is a built-in microphone array for far-field voice control. This means that consumers still have to add an Echo Dot if they want to use Alexa with the device. Also notable: While the Echo Link does support multi-room audio, it’s not actually capable of piping music from your record player, or any other audio sources directly plugged into the device, to other rooms. Amazon first showed off the Echo Link last summer when it introduced a range of new devices, including revamped Echo speakers as well as a Hi-fi audio adapter called the Echo Link that doesn’t come with a built-in amplifier. On Wednesday, the company announced that it would now also sell the Echo Link and Echo Link Amp in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.In many ways, devices like the Echo Link Amp are an attempt by Amazon to move upmarket, and bring support for Alexa and its own music service to music lovers who would otherwise have bought a more expensive setup from companies like Sonos. Interestingly, this is happening just as Sonos is moving down-market, and introducing two budget-priced speakers in partnership with Ikea.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

A saree affair

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgSo here is your chance ladies! An exhibition by Delhi Craft Council titled Sarees of India – ‘Innovating Tradition’ is on in the Capital.The three-day exhibition brings together weavers from all corners of the country. Weavers from Odisha, West Bengal, Assam and Banaras and other states will be displaying their creations at this event. The exhibition focuses on novel techniques and new ideas re-inventing the traditional weaves and prints.‘This year we will exhibit the work of 20 participants bringing numerous types of sarees. The range of textiles includes chanderi, chikankari, linen, khadi, South Indian weaves, prints, kantha, bandhani, ikat, tussar prints,  laharia and more,’ said Purnima Rai, president, Delhi Crafts Council. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artistes have brought their specialities and personal touches to their work through interesting textures, bright and bold hues.A hint of modernity with traditional bandhani with unique contemporary designs on tussar silk is what artiste Suleman Khatri plays to display. Pracheen is showcasing the fine art of hand block printing and dyeing in vegetable colours.Delhi Craft Council will also present their annual award ‘Sutrakar Samman’ to Bhanu Murthy- a weaver from Tamil Nadu who specialise in traditional weaving of the region.last_img read more

Woman kills husband with help of lover at Nimta

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgKolkata: A man was murdered by his wife over an extramarital affair on Saturday night. Later, the woman was arrested by the police.According to local residents, on Saturday night, the body of a man identified as Sanjiban Mondal (40), who is a carpenter by profession and resident of Purba Alipur of Nimta, was found inside a bush near his home. His throat was slit and a piece of cloth was entangled on Sanjiban’s neck. Police from Nimta police station recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy examination. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Saturday night, the police detained Sanjib’s wife Anita Mondal for questioning. During detention, investigators found some ambiguities in her statement. When Anita was asked where was she since the evening she fumbled and stated that she was not at home. Anita claimed that she came back home and found blood inside their house and screamed. Later, local residents found her husband’s body. On the ground of suspension Anita was arrested late on Saturday night. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOn Sunday morning, during another phase of interrogation, Anita admitted that she along with her lover killed Sanjiban. Sources informed that as per her statement, Anita worked as a maid at a house near Belgharia Expressway. She took care of a baby at a home and later developed an illicit relation with the child’s father. However, the police claimed that there could be two more persons who are connected with the murder and one of them may have an illicit relation with Anita. During the interrogation, Anita said as per the plan she had sent her 14-year-old son outside and then gave sedatives Sanjiban. Later, two other people strangled him and slit his throat to confirm the death. After the duo fled, Anita screamed as part of their plan. Police are searching for the duo who were also involved in the murder.last_img read more

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson 21

August 11, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgArizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) points to the stands after intercepting a pass agains the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) With eight receptions and 18 receiving yards, Fitzgerald will record 100+ receptions and 1,000+ receiving yards, becoming the first player in NFL history to hit those marks in a season he began at age 34 or older. In addition, Fitzgerald would join Jerry Rice (14), Randy Moss (10), Tim Brown (9), Terrell Owens (9) and Jimmy Smith (9) as the only players with 1,000+ receiving yards in at least nine seasons.“We’re playing for stats right now. We’re playing for completion ratings. We’re playing for what you’re giving up this time of the year because this time of the year,” Peterson said, “guys start to think about vacations and start planning things. I’m not worried. I have two games left on the schedule that I’m looking to finish strong.”A big ticket lostFor Peterson, the Christmas Eve matchup against the Giants does not have the same excitement as it did back when the schedule was announced in April. And it has nothing to do with either team’s current record.“This was a big ticket for me this week. I was definitely looking forward to this matchup,” he said.Much of the luster was lost, in Peterson’s eyes, when Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a fellow LSU Tiger, suffered a season-ending ankle injury on Oct. 8. TEMPE, Ariz. – Don’t tell the Arizona Cardinals there isn’t anything to play for this week, or next week.“We trying to win games. We trying to get another ‘W’,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said.Sure, the playoffs are out of reach, and perhaps have been for some time now. The loss at Washington officially eliminated the Cardinals from contention.Still, don’t expect the Cardinals to just cruise through the end of 2017. Head coach Bruce Arians made that quite clear on Monday, when he announced the change at quarterback, saying Drew Stanton gives them the best chance to beat the New York Giants. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling No one knows for sure, let alone the man himself.On Nov. 11, the Cardinals announced they had signed Fitzgerald to a one-year extension, thus keeping the face of the franchise under contract through 2018. However, Fitzgerald has yet to commit, at least publicly, to playing next season.“I don’t know,” he said, when asked when a decision might be made. “I’m going to take some time and figure it out. I’ll let you know, though.”Still, might Fitzgerald linger a little longer on the field post-game just in case it is his last home game?“No,” he said. “I’ll do what I usually do, say hello to my guys on the other team and head to the locker room. It’s no different.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img 5 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “He’s still the only one I haven’t guarded yet, as far as a top-tier receiver. He’s the only one I haven’t had the opportunity to go up against,” Peterson said. “I’m telling you, this was a big ticket for me. I was definitely looking forward to this game because I believe Odell, he’s special. He has the speed, he has the agility, he has the quickness, he has the hands, the toughness; he has everything that you would want in a receiver. It’s just unfortunate to not have him out there on Sunday. I was definitely looking forward to this game.”Unlike most, Peterson welcomes the challenge of facing the other team’s No. 1 receiver.“No doubt about it. I mean, that’s why I play the game,” he said. “I believe that’s the only way you’re able to leave your mark, when you’re guarding the best each and every down. You want that, and that’s why I play the game, to get my opponent’s best shot and if it’s going up against the best player, that’s what I want.”Fitzgerald’s futureWith Sunday being the final home game of the 2017 season, the question had to be asked: Might the game also mark the final time Fitzgerald plays in front of Cardinals fans at University of Phoenix Stadium. Top Stories “We’re not going to throw our hands up and say, ‘Hey, let’s lose the games, get a better draft pick.’ That’s all (expletive) to me,” Arians said.And therein lies the difference in thinking between coaches and players with that of fans and media.“It’s about being a professional. It’s about being a leader. It’s about being accountable. It doesn’t change that we’re mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. We still got two opportunities to go put some good tape on the field,” wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Thursday.“The thing about it, I’m always telling the young guys is that we’re constantly being evaluated. Everything you put on the practice tape, everything you put on the game tape, somebody will be making the decision if they want to have you back here next year or if they want to give you a contract extension or if they’re going to send you packing. This is a performance-based business and every time you step on that field you have to understand that somebody is evaluating your every single step, your every single decision.“That’s never been lost to me and I hope the young guys understand that also.”There are also individual milestones within reach, including two big ones for Fitzgerald.last_img read more

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January 20, 2019 0 Comments

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January 12, 2019 0 Comments

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November 7, 2018 0 Comments

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November 5, 2018 0 Comments

the Church and Denominational leaders have been invited to participate in a PEACEFUL PROTEST MARCH to both the National Assembly and the State House to impress on the government to see the need to effectively stop the unprecedented killings. We appeal to our members to be law-abiding before, Ben Bruce, has said that vice president, According to the newspaper, The resolution was adopted by 128 votes to nine.

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October 24, 2018 0 Comments

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