Forget Botox and facelifts; these five exercises will give you a firm and sculpted face

first_imgFor the women of today, youthful skin is not only about the “glow” but also about firm, supple skin and a perfectly sculpted face. With hundreds of celebrities sporting the contoured look, it’s no wonder that modern women want to achieve the look. Traditionally the face is imagined as a triangle, often referred to as the “ageing triangle”.Also read: Ladies, struggling with dark spots on the face? This could be the reason! A youthful face has the base of the triangle on the cheeks and the apex is on the chin. As we age, due to effects of gravity and the subtle changes in the teeth and bone structure of the jaws, the facial muscles and skin sag–and the triangle reverses. The base is now the chin and the apex moves to the nose.Also read: Skin talk: Here’s how you can restore that youthful look To keep looking young, the “youthful triangle” should be maintained. So how do you do that? Certain smart moves, daily care and some great skincare products can help you get back that lost glow.Baby bird: This gives you a firm chin, jawline and neck. Stand or sit with your back straight and tilt your head up, looking at the ceiling. Drop your jaw and close it, feeling the stretch in your neck and below your chin. Repeat five times. Tilt your head to the right and repeat the exercise for five more repetitions before tilting your head to the left for a final five repetitions.Fish face: Tighten and tone the jaw and chin with the “fish-face” pose. Pucker your lips and then suck in your cheeks. Hold the pose for a count of 20; release and then repeat for 5 times. Or hold your face like this for as long as you can and whenever you can.Kiss the ceiling: This exercise works the jaw and neck and can be done standing or sitting. Hold your arms at your sides, tilt your head back slightly and pucker your lips, as if trying to “kiss” the ceiling. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.Head raises: These help firm up and tone neck and chin. Stand or sit in a straight-back chair while looking directly ahead of you. Slowly and gently tilt your head back as far as possible. Hold the position for a count of five before returning to the starting position. Repeat 10 to 15 times daily.Tongue reach: This is a yoga exercise for the neck. It firms and tones the chin. Stick out your tongue, and say “Ahhh”. Hold your tongue out while keeping the rest of your face relaxed. Hold for 60 seconds and repeat 5 times.A workout benefits the skin as well as the body and mind. There’s a huge difference in skin radiance between a woman who works out or walks regularly and one who doesn’t.advertisementlast_img read more

Pregnant woman, husband killed for honour in Pakistan

first_imgLahore, Jun 19 (PTI) A heavily pregnant woman and her husband have been shot dead by her brother in Punjab province for marrying a man without the familys consent, the latest incident of “honour killing” in Pakistan days after another pregnant woman was killed by her mother.Muhammad Shakil, 30, and his wife Aqsa, 26, were killed for “honour” by Aqsas brother who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, police said.The couple were married for four years, and lived in Thikriwala village in the province.Four days ago Aqsas brother along with their mother, maternal uncle and another accomplice barged into the couples home and beat them mercilessly. Then they took the couple to an unidentified location and shot them, the Express Tribune reported.The bodies were recovered from Gujra-Jang Branch canal on Thursday night.Shakil worked at a government school in Faisalabad and Aqsa worked as a health visitor in Rural Health Centre.Thikriwala Police Station has registered a case in this regard after a complaint by Shakils father, Khushi Muhammad.An autopsy revealed the deceased were killed by gun shots on their head. Injury marks were found on their bodies.The autopsy report showed Aqsa was pregnant and was likely to deliver a baby in about four days, the report said.The police said that one suspect has been arrested while others were on the run.Two days ago, a 22-year-old pregnant woman was killed by her own mother in the provinces Gujranwala for contracting marriage against their families will.Last week an 18-year-old teen was burnt alive by her mother in Lahore for marrying a man of her choice.advertisementAt least 1,100 women were killed in the name of honour in Pakistan last year by their relatives on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour. PTI SUA ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Boxer Vikas Krishan settles for bronze after eye injury

first_imgIndian boxer Vikas Krishan (75kg) settled for a bronze medal in the Asian Games after he was declared medically unfit to fight his semi-final bout due to a cut on his left eyelid sustained earlier in the event.The 26-year-old was to take on Kazakhstan’s Amankul Abilkhan in his last-four clash Friday evening but has been forced out due to the injury, a source in the Indian contingent told PTI.He sustained the cut during his pre-quarterfinal bout and the injury aggravated during his quarterfinal clash against China’s Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan.He has, however, managed to script history by becoming the first Indian boxer to clinch three successive Asian Games medals.India medal tally now reaches 60, which includes 13 gold, 21 silver, 26 bronze.Vikas won a lightweight 60kg category gold in Guangzhou 2010, before winning a middle-weight bronze in the 2014 edition in Incheon.The former world championships bronze-medallist overcame the bleeding to assure himself a medal but was declared medically unfit for the semifinals by the team doctors.last_img read more

Cardale Jones Is Never Going To Stop Trolling Joakim Noah

first_imgOhio State's Cardale Jones celebrates after throwing a touchdown.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after throwing a 47 yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith #9 in the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)When Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah mouthed off about the SEC to Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, he probably didn’t expect a feud like this. Cardale Jones has already joked about fighting and boxing against the former Florida Gator, and he continues to tweet at Noah during every game in the Bulls’ series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bulls lost tonight’s game five 106-101 to go down three games to two in the Eastern Conference semifinal, and Jones was all over Noah once again.I see the Bulls wanna start some mess while 12 ain’t there, yall lucky— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015LETS GO CAVSSSSSSS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015GET UP CHUMP!— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Just double team D Rose, @JoakimNoah is self checked, he’s not a factor on offense— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Ain’t nobody hating on Noah I just don’t like the bum, Butler, Rose, Gasol, & the rest of the Bulls, mess with yall just not this series— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015CLEVELANDDDDDDDD— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015great pass @JoakimNoah— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Let Noah shoot the 3— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Ayyyyyyyyyy Lets Go Cavs— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Just in case @JoakimNoah don’t know 3-2…… CAVS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Don’t insult Cardale Jones if you value your Twitter mentions. He doesn’t let people live anything down, apparently.last_img read more

Zaha reaction impresses Hodgson

first_imgWilfried Zaha’s reaction to staying at Crystal Palace has impressed manager Roy Hodgson.The winger came off the substitutes’ bench to play the last 25 minutes of his side’s 0-0 home Premier League draw against ten-man Everton, who had Morgan Schneiderlin sent off.Arsenal and Everton were among the teams to pursue Zaha, 26, during the transfer window, with the player making his desire to leave clear. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But after remaining at Selhurst Park beyond deadline day, Zaha’s return to action saw him given a generous reception by the Palace fans when he entered the pitch on Saturday.”I thought he handled it very well,” Hodgson said at his post-match media conference.”The crowd helped. It was nice to have him available. It was good to have him to come on – and Connor Wickham too. I thought the two front players [Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke] did an exceptional job, but they were tiring.”I only really saw him [Zaha] on Friday. He was fine. He was excellent in the dressing room.”The fact is that situation has been and gone. I am sure he will bring his straw to the water to help us have a good season.” Asked if he was concerned about losing Zaha when the transfer window re-opens, Hodgson replied: “We are in August! You are asking the wrong man. I am not worried about January at the moment.”Speaking to BBC Sport, Hodgson added of Zaha: “He did well, he did what we hoped he would do – create opportunities, set us up for a Max Meyer chance that could have won us the game.”He almost helped us take three points. A couple of times he had to be bundled off the ball at the last minute. He’s a little bit rusty, of course when a player comes back from three weeks away he’s going to need a bit of time to find his true form. “He’s phenomenal as an athlete when it comes to fitness, but to get him back to full capacity it will take a week or two.”Palace’s next fixture sees them travel to Premier League new boys Sheffield United next Sunday. The Blades returned to the top flight with a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, thanks to a late equaliser from substitute Billy Sharp. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Has Massive Praise For Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts

first_img Meyer’s comments on FOX after OU’s win, via 247Sports:The now-FOX Sports analyst’s comments came after fellow analyst Reggie Bush called Hurts the “total package” and added, “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I like his chances to win the Heisman Trophy this year.”“Statistically when you were a running back, we had Zeke (Ezekiel Elliott), or the great backs or a Percy Harvin or Parris Campbell, you’d always do the yards after contact, yards after contact. When you had a scrambling quarterback, you did the yards after the play breaks down,” Meyer responded. “He’s unbelievable. I mean, this is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You hold your breath when he breaks the pocket.“So yes, he’s great when things are the way it’s supposed to be,” Meyer said. “He’s even better when he’s not [in those perfect situations]. He doesn’t look like he’s straining, but nobody catches him. He never gets sacked. Unbelievable.”Through four games, Hurts has thrown for 1,295 yards, completing over 77-percent of his throws for an impressive 15.2 yards per attempt. He has 12 touchdowns, and just the one interception. He also remains deadly on the ground, with 443 yards and five touchdowns (9.53 yards per carry).After the game, Jalen Hurts continued his tradition of getting right back to the weight room. His focus during his one year in Norman has been incredible.Once again, his former teammate Tua Tagovailoa may be the one guy standing in his way. The junior sensation entered today’s Alabama game with 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns. Today, he already has 301 yards and four touchdowns.However things shake out, it will be really cool to see Tua and Jalen together in New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December. It is hard to see a scenario in which they don’t both make it, barring an injury or other unfortunate circumstance. former alabama quarterback jalen hurtsTUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the field between quarters against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Another Saturday, another massive Jalen Hurts performance for Oklahoma. The former Alabama signal caller was dynamite through a half for the Sooners against Texas Tech today, with 366 total yards and three touchdowns.He added to that effort a bit in the second half before taking a seat, with Oklahoma up big. He finished with 415 yards passing and 70 yards rushing, and four total touchdowns. He did throw his first interception as a Sooner, but the Red Raiders could only take advantage with a field goal.Oklahoma wound up with a 55-16 win. After the game, one media member that has a lot of experience with great dual threat quarterbacks heaped praise on Hurts: former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.Meyer, now with FOX Sports, promoted Hurts’ Heisman candidacy, saying he’s putting together one of the best seasons he’s ever seen for a dual-threat quarterback. Meyer coached guys like Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, Braxton Miller, and J.T. Barrett, who could get the job done with their arms and legs, so it doesn’t come as light praise.last_img read more

Will Leather Goods trains home to Eugene’s Fifth Street Market

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Leather aficionado Bill Adler’s esteemed company, Will Leather Goods, has long called the city of Eugene, Oregon its home. Since 1992, Spirit Leather Works — Will Leather’s parent company — operated in Eugene solely as the company’s headquarters, serving as a design, production, and shipping facility for the business. Throughout the years, the company’s logo has long pointed to the city as its source of origin, though Adler had yet to open a formal storefront in the area. After a chance encounter with one of America’s oldest forms of transportation, Bill now offers people the ability to get a first-hand look at his dazzling collection right in the city where it’s made.Related: Craftsmen get their due with the Charleston-based Tide & TrailFor years, opening a shop in Eugene had always been in Bill’s plans, though it wasn’t until he stumbled upon a vintage freight car that his dream transformed into reality. After coming across an old livestock boxcar near his hometown this past January, the team at Will Leather Goods needed just five short months to spruce up the rig before officially launching the company’s next venture. On May 15th, Adler’s aspiration came to life as the company flung open the doors to its affectionately named “boxcar boutique” in Eugene’s posh Fifth Street Market.From the outside, Will Leather Goods’ new storefront appears as roomy as — for lack of a better comparison — a boxcar, something accentuated by the fact it only took up seven of the market’s available parking spaces. Though after stepping foot inside the just over 500 square foot retail space, the freight car is far from cramped, offering an incredibly spacious, well-lit area perfect for perusing the company’s fine leather goods. Moreover, the team flanked the store’s entrance with several big windows which give the entire car a warm natural lighting, and allow the products to stand out even more.The crew responsible for the finished exterior — which is a bonafide work of art in itself — adorned the boxcar with a vibrant coat of red paint, several Will Leather Goods logos, and decked the car’s side doors out with a gorgeous fir trim finish. During production, students from nearby University of Oregon’s acclaimed architecture school helped design and implement the company’s vision for the unique store. This exclusive partnership allowed the students to see their work come alive in the real world, and gave the Will Leather Goods team a chance to utilize some of the brightest young adults in the architecture community; this was clearly a big win for everyone involved.Aside from the interior’s kiln-dried fir siding, much of what the customer sees is the original boxcar in all its vintage glory. From the original freight car’s sturdy flooring — of which the team hardly touched during its restoration — to the authentic tin ceiling panel, old and new are in perfect harmony throughout the entire store. Even the store’s support beams, which run from end to end, were salvaged from a burned down cabin on Oregon’s gorgeous Mt. Hood. Repurposed and refinished, the beams give this boxcar boutique a particularly cozy feel, emphasizing the company’s proclivity for making customers feel at home. Adler even included a classic model train which constantly navigates its way around the store’s ceiling, further adding to the shop’s “life always moves” motif.A complete sum of its parts — the distinct smell of leather, the captivating display of Bill’s personally sourced merchandise, and a palatable cup of cold brew coffee provided by the employees — Will Leather Goods’ boxcar boutique is a righteous achievement of both quality and style. Though like each product found in Adler’s stunning collection, it’s a quality his customers have come to expect. Editors’ Recommendations Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Nowlast_img read more

Tranquil Beach Meets Modern Oasis at South Florida’s Newest Resort

first_imgBaker’s Cay Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, opens this week in Key Largo, offering a rejuvenating stay inspired by nature KEY LARGO, Fla. – Carved into Key Largo’s most lavish and secluded area of the archipelago, Baker’s Cay Resort opens this week in the straits of Florida. As the newest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton and the first in the Florida Keys, Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo is timeless as a mid-century landmark with a welcoming appeal. “Curio Collection is pleased to add Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo to our global portfolio of nearly 70 hotels and resorts, providing an ideal getaway for every trip occasion,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “From relaxing on the beach to the vast property experiences inspired by nature, Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo is a destination not to miss in 2019.” The 200-room resort spans 14 acres of lush tropical groves with towering ficus trees and provides exclusive access to one of the most secluded beaches in the area. Situated on a former pineapple plantation owned by the hotel’s namesake, Captain Ben Baker, the resort pays homage to the pineapple symbol of hospitality. “We are honored to be surrounded by the sparkling serenity of the turquoise Florida Bay and the deep green tropical forests. Our lush environment along with our heartfelt team envelops you.” said Joy Michelle Boyd, general manager, Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo. “Each moment is filled with the grace and charm that make the Florida Keys such a beloved destination.  True to the Keys: Come as you are.” DesignThe exclusive beachfront resort exudes marine inspiration from the Florida Keys.  Designed by Dayna Lee and Ted Berner of Powerstrip Studios, Baker’s Cay Resort boasts compelling integrations of bold modern teak furnishings, flirty patterns woven through textile and custom designed lighting. AmenitiesGuests can rejuvenate at the resort’s Green House, an Aveda exclusive salon at Baker’s Cay, or relish in an extensive list of amenities, inclusive of two swimming pools enhanced by a waterfall grotto, a library with reading nooks and a hammock-lined path. Resort ProgrammingOutdoorsy travelers will enjoy programs that span across wellness, sustainability, informational workshops, watersports and more. Activities include a children’s eco-educational camp, seaplane rides, beach golf with bio-degradable golf balls, fishing charters, parasailing, diving and more. Elevating each guest’s experience, Baker’s Cay Resort launched inclusive programs designed to involve family members and pets during their stay, including:Cay-1: Designated experts curate site-specific guest activities like a sea plane ride to Key West for the day or helping restore the only live coral reef in the United States.Cay-9: Boasting an onsite husky as the Director of Pet Relations as well as a slew of canine offerings such as beachside tikis, custom lifejackets, marriage ceremonies, and Paw Happy Hours complete with bacon flavored yappetizers, Dog Perignon Champagne and FetchMe Noir.Cay-11: The Kids Camp offers nature immersion experiences, including snorkeling to learn about the area’s coral reef, ‘trashion’ arts and crafts, scavenger hunts identifying Bakers Cay Resort’s natural elements, culinary classes and more. Keeping the authentic Keys experience at the forefront, the resort has partnered with sustainable and local businesses such as Lather®with Keez-Beez®, Samba Sol,  Aloha Collection, artist Michelle Nicole Lowe, Maaji, Jade Yoga, Just Water and Kind Traveler. DiningUnder the leadership of Executive Chef Andy Papson, who brings a dash of New Orleans soul to the eateries, the Baker’s Cay Resort culinary team leverages the abundance of local ingredients and its rooftop garden to create dining and craft cocktail experiences with fresh, flavorful menus. Calusa, an indoor/outdoor Caribbean-Creole restaurant, boasts panoramic views of the bay, turquoise tinged décor and approachable yet intricate dishes. Guests can enjoy an upscale beach atmosphere at Dry Rocks, complete with live music, fire pits and certified tequila connoisseurs who will teach guests to craft their own cocktails using signature Baker’s Cay Patron Reposado and Anejo. To round out the dining varieties are The Pool Bar and food truck offering fresh-from-the-grill favorites and a beach Tiki Bar with ice-cold cocktails. SustainabilityIn its commitment to steward the health of the environment around them, the property is part of Reef Relief’s “Skip the Straw” campaign and has partnered with The Everglades Foundation, Coral Reef Restoration Foundation and Dolphin Plus Marine Mammal Responder for responsible community support and educational programming. Through these efforts, the property will help bring Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy, to life and contribute to achieving Hilton’s 2030 Goals to double its investment in social impact and cut its environmental footprint in half. “The Keys are experiencing such a resurgence this year and we’re honored to bring a concept like Baker’s Cay Resort to the mix whose focus will be tied heavily to supporting the local environment through interactive guest experiences and thoughtful partners,” said Thom Geshay, COO at Davidson Hotels & Resorts. “From its unparalleled location with private shoreline to a sustainable and luxurious design, our whole team is eager to welcome new and returning visitors to the newest addition of our portfolio.” Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo is also a part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 16 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit Baker’s Cay Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton. For more news on Curio Collection by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/curio.  About Baker’s Cay ResortSet to debut in January 2019, Baker’s Cay Resort is perfectly situated on a former pineapple plantation with access to one of the most secluded white-sand beaches in the area. Set to boast a fresh tropical look, locals and guests alike will enjoy an array of new amenities and programming including 200 nautical-theme suites with unmatched bay vistas, five dining outlets including a beachside tequila and taco hideaway, and 25,000 square-feet of meeting space including a grand lawn and two expansive ballrooms with panoramic views of the sea and sunset. Other outdoor features include a lush, winding nature trail lined with hidden beach retreats, two alluring swimming pools with a waterfall grotto, and boating dock with parking. About Pivot Hotels l ResortsPivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, operates with a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, inspired marketing and financial responsibility.  Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality, Pivot Hotels & Resorts caters to today’s experience-seeking, adventure-minded traveler through inspiring design, thoughtful service, and one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its hotels and resorts.  Pivot Hotels & Resorts operates several hotels and resorts across the U.S.  More information may be found at www.pivothotels.com. About Curio Collection by HiltonCurio Collection by Hilton is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 65 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; determine what kind of traveler you are by taking the curiosity quiz ; and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

UCP Leader Kenney Ontario Premier Ford to hold Calgary anti carbon tax

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta’s United Conservative Party has invited Ontario Premier Doug Ford to Calgary for a “Scrap The Carbon Tax Rally.”The UCP has posted an image on Twitter of its leader Jason Kenney and Ford both beaming at the camera with an arm around each other to promote the Oct. 5 event.Kenney, the leader of Alberta’s Opposition, has promised to repeal the province’s carbon tax if his party wins the 2019 spring election.He has also pledged to fight any attempt by Ottawa to impose a national price on carbon.Ford’s new Progressive Conservative government is challenging the federal government’s carbon pricing plan in court.A United Conservative party official says both leaders will give speeches at the rally.last_img read more

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

first_imgThe attacks resulting in so many victims in the churches and hotels in Sri Lanka leave us in profound shock. We must always fight hate and intolerance wherever they arise. Our most sincere condolences to all those affected.— GGJuliePayette (@GGJuliePayette) April 21, 2019Sri Lanka’s government has imposed a nationwide curfew and blocked access to social media in the wake of the attacks at churches, hotels and a guesthouse on Easter Sunday.The country’s foreign minister says at least 27 foreigners were among those killed in the coordinated attacks, but it’s not clear if any Canadians are among the victims.The Sri Lankan defence minister says seven suspects linked to the blasts have been arrested.— with files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Press Absolutely horrific news from Sri Lanka. Canada strongly condemns the heinous attacks on Christians at churches and hotels. Our hearts & thoughts are with the families & loved ones of those killed and all those injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 21, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is warning Canadians in Sri Lanka to limit their movements and avoid affected areas after a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people.Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement warning that the situation in the island nation remains “volatile,” and more attacks are possible.The government has also warned that the High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka in the capital Colombo will be closed on Monday due to the security situation.Justin Trudeau also reacting to the attack, condemning the incident.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka: https://t.co/8hlZgXXysQ— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) April 21, 2019last_img read more

Starlight Childrens Foundation To Host 2016 Dream Halloween

first_imgStarlight Children’s Foundation will host LA’s iconic Dream Halloween costume party and fundraiser at the historic Park Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on October 22, 2016.The popular family-friendly event returns this year as a charity benefit for Starlight, a US-based children’s health charity. Starlight is providing free event tickets to hundreds of seriously ill children and their families who are supported by LA-area children’s hospitals. This one-of-a-kind costume party will delight children and adults with two floors and three ballrooms full of games, crafts, food, toy giveaways and live performances from Butterscotch, Leftover Cuties, Mahkenna, Aussie Youth and Le Petit Cirque.Among those expected to attend are Ella Anderson (“Henry Danger”), Ashley Argota (“The Fosters”), Allisyn Ashley Arm (“Astrid Clover”), Thomas Barbusca (“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”), Jailen Bates (“OMG!”), Megan Batoon (“Making Moves”), Oliver Bell (“Westworld”), Luna Blaise (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Cassie Brennan (“Speechless”), Jake Brennan (“Richie Rich”), Ava Cantrell (“Lights Out”), Cree Cicchino (“Game Shakers”), Sage Correa (Kidnap), Koda Corvette (recording artist), Ava Cota (“Dance Moms”), Abby Donnelly (“Just Add Magic”), Chloe East (“Jessica Darling’s It List”), Tiffany Espensen (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Kacey Fifield (“Clique Wars”), Hunter Fischer (“Kids vs. Zombies”), Mckenna Grace (“Designated Survivor”), Sammi Hanratty (“Mom’s Night Out”), Ronni Hawk (“Stuck in the Middle”), Jacob Hopkins (“The Amazing World of Gumball”), Rusty Joiner (“Melrose Place”), Serena Laurel (“Outcast”), Merit Leighton (“Sofia the First”), Sam Lerner (“The Goldbergs”), Lance Lim (“School of Rock”), Joey Luthman (“Mad Dog and the Fly Boy”), Elise Luthman (“The Hollywood Complex”), Kayla Maisonet (“Stuck in the Middle”), Jax Malcolm (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), August Maturo (“Girl Meets World”), Jeremy Miller (“Growing Pains”), Aubrey K. Miller (“Just Add Magic”), Aidan Miner (“School of Rock”), Alexa Nisenson (“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”), The Official AJ (recording artist), Hunter Payton (“The Jonses Unplugged”), Marlowe Peyton (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Aiden Prince (“The Ellen Show”), Terrell Ransom (“The Amazing World of Gumball”), Chad Roberts (“Modern Family”), Brooklyn Robinson (“Married with Secrets”), Bryson Robinson (“Class Dismissed”), Matthew and Benjamin Royer (“Best Friends Whenever”), Kara Royster (“Pretty Little Liars”), Olivia Sanabia (“Just Add Magic “), Sarah Shahi (”Person of Interest”), Madisyn Shipman (“Game Shakers “), Matt Shivley (”The Real O’Neals”), Belle Shouse (“Project MC2”), Dylan Riley Snyder (“Astrid Clover”), Jillian Shea Spaeder (“Walk the Plank “), Benjamin Stockham (”About a Boy”), Justin Tinucci (“Lady Dynamite”), among others.Title sponsor Michaels Stores will transform the 2nd floor of The Park Plaza into a Halloween fun house where guests are invited to experiences such as DIY stations, face painting, festive games and prizes, and live entertainment from artist Stephen Fishwick.Event sponsor Nintendo will offer an immersive gaming experience featuring one of its new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Guests will be among the first people in the world to get their hands on Mario Party Star Rush, the newest game in the popular and hilariously fun Mario Party series. Guests can even participate in some on-stage competitions inspired by the game to win cool prizes, while supplies last.Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families by turning pain, fear and stress into laughter, fun and joy – because a sick kid is still a kid at heart. Founded in 1982 Peter Samuelson and Emma Samms, Starlight has helped more than 60 million sick children in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK by providing programs that offer the best in entertainment, education and innovative technology. Steven Spielberg serves as the organization’s Chairman Emeritus.WHENSaturday, October 22, 2016Red carpet – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dream Halloween – 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Media check-in for CREDENTIALED MEDIA ONLY – 3:30 p.m.WHERE The Park Plaza, 607 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057Find out more here.last_img read more

TRC taking feds to court over documents

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission is heading taking Canada to court hoping to force the federal government to hand over what they say is much needed documents.The TRC has collected thousands of statements from survivors of Indian Residential Schools, many who have shared their painful stories of abuse and being torn away from their families. Tens of thousands of children were removed from their homes and put in the schools.The TRC say part of their mandate is to review millions of government documents but to date only a portion of 150 years of documents have been handed over given.The feds say they see no issue with how things have been handled.last_img read more

Alberta passes bill that could cut oil to BC in Trans Mountain

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. –  Alberta has passed landmark legislation giving it sweeping power to intervene in oil and gas exports that could result in punitive price spikes in British Columbia in the dispute over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion.Premier Rachel Notley won’t say when and how the power will be used, but said she won’t wait long.“Alberta will be equipped with new tools to assert our rights to control the flow of our resources to British Columbia,” Notley said Wednesday prior to Bill 12 passing third and final reading. “Albertans, British Columbians and all Canadians should understand that if the path forward for the pipeline through B.C. is not settled soon, I’m ready and prepared to turn off the taps.”The bill would give Alberta the power to intervene in the energy market, to decide how much fuel is sent and by what means, be it by rail or pipeline.B.C. Premier John Horgan called the Alberta law provocative.“Instead of asking how can we work together on this, they took aggressive action,” he said in Chilliwack, B.C.B.C. Attorney General David Eby, in a letter, said legislation designed to inflict harm on another province violates the constitution.He urged Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley to first run the bill past the courts to confirm its legality. “In the absence of such a commitment, I intend to instruct counsel to bring an action challenging its constitutional validity in the courts of Alberta,” said Eby.“Bill 12 is a step back towards trying to resolve differences through threats of economic harm.”Cutting oil flow to B.C. is expected to cause price spikes in gas at the pumps along with other related fuel fees.But Notley said it’s justified legislation, given that Alberta is losing billions of dollars due to transportation bottlenecks and the fact that B.C. is frustrating the federally approved Trans Mountain project.center_img “With pipeline capacity stretched to the limit, Albertans have the right to choose how our energy is shipped,” said Notley.“Alberta has the right to act in the public interest.”The Trans Mountain expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the B.C. coast.Notley said Alberta oil sells at a discount because of tight pipeline capacity and because most of it goes to the United States. A better price could be fetched on overseas markets.The $7.4-billion project was approved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government in 2016, but since then has been hamstrung by permit delays and court challenges in B.C.Horgan has said his government remains concerned about the effects of spills on the inland waterways and coastline.The pipeline owner, Texas-based Kinder Morgan, has scaled back spending on the line and has given Trudeau’s government until May 31 to show that there is a way to complete it.The Alberta and federal governments have committed to backstopping the project with public dollars if that’s what it takes to make sure it’s completed.Earlier Wednesday, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said those talks continue. He said if Kinder Morgan wants to abandon the expansion, there are plenty of other investors willing to step up.Notley’s bill echoes similar legislation passed in Alberta a generation ago in the early 1980s in a dispute with Ottawa over oil ownership and pricing.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Tyrannosaurus rex found in Canada is world’s biggest

first_imgMontreal: The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world’s biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton. Nicknamed Scotty for a celebratory bottle of scotch consumed the night it was discovered, the T. rex was 13 meters (yards) long and probably weighed more than 8,800 kilos (19,400 pounds), making it bigger than all other carnivorous dinosaurs, the team from the University of Alberta said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”This is the rex of rexes,” said Scott Persons, lead author of the study and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences. “There is considerable size variability among Tyrannosaurus. Some individuals were lankier than others and some were more robust. Scotty exemplifies the robust,” Persons said. While the giant carnivore’s skeleton was discovered in 1991, paleontologists spent more than a decade just removing the hard sandstone that covered its bones. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsOnly now have they been able to study it and realize its uniqueness, which is not limited to its size. “Scotty is the oldest T. rex known,” having lived into its 30s, Persons said. “By Tyrannosaurus standards, it had an unusually long life. And it was a violent one,” Persons said. “Riddled across the skeleton are pathologies — spots where scarred bone records large injuries.” An exhibit featuring the dinosaur’s bones is to open in May at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.last_img read more

Child casualties rise dramatically in latest fighting in Somalias capital – UN

Of the 1,590 reported weapon-related injuries in May alone, 735 cases or 46 per cent were suffered by children under the age of five, compared to only 3.5 per cent in April.“This is the highest number of injured children that has been reported since the beginning of this year,” said Marthe Everard, WHO’s representative for Somalia, in a press release. “Many children are suffering from very severe wounds, burns and other injuries due to bullets, blast injury and shrapnel.”Fighting intensified in March, especially around the sprawling Bakara market. For many internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other civilians in Mogadishu, the market is one of the cheapest places to rent accommodation.Since the beginning of this year, more than 3,900 patients injured in the conflict have been admitted to three main hospitals within Mogadishu. Civilians are particularly vulnerable when fighting flares up because most of the clashes occur in the streets.“Service delivery is hampered by accessibility issues, poor infrastructure and an insufficient number of health facilities,” said Dr. Everard. “Wherever health facilities are operating, they often lack very basic and essential medicines, supplies and equipment, operational and logistical support.”In response to the high child casualties, WHO trained 50 doctors and nurses in Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital on how to treat burns and chest injuries in children.The agency has also provided the hospital with a trauma treatment kit and two operating theatre kits, including an operating table, operative lights, surgical instruments, medical supplies, drums and sutures.UN humanitarian agencies and their non-governmental organization (NGO) partners have requested $58.8 million to fund health services in Somalia this year, but only $9.4 million or 16 per cent of the appeal has been received. 31 May 2011Violence in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has driven the number of child casualties to a new high, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, noting that the main cause of children’s deaths were burns, chest injuries and internal haemorrhage resulting from blasts, shrapnel and bullets. read more

Governor signs law on protections for Uber drivers others

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries.The legislation makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation.Its potential effect on companies like Uber and Lyft had prompted intense lobbying at the Capitol.Newsom in a Wednesday signing message called the legislation an important step to rebuilding the middle class.There’s been dispute over whether making rideshare workers employees will allow them to unionize.The federal government considers so-called gig workers to be independent contractors.Newsom says he wants to convene labour and business leaders to find a way to ensure those workers can organize.The Associated Press read more

TD says Bank of Canada may sound dovish but wont cut interest

by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 22, 2014 2:18 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TD says Bank of Canada may sound dovish, but won’t cut interest rates OTTAWA – Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is often accused of sounding dovish — to keep the loonie in check — but that won’t lead to lower interest rates, says the TD Bank in a new analysis.At a news conference last week, Poloz made headlines by referring to the “serial disappointment” of the global recovery, while downgrading Canada’s economic outlook once again, this time to 2.2 per cent growth this year.Markets reacted to Poloz’s cautionary words by clipping the wings of the loonie in anticipation that if the central bank wasn’t going to gut interest rates, it would at least keep the current one per cent setting in the overnight rate in place longer than expected.Given what’s happened in the economy during the first six months of 2014 — stalled jobs growth, 1.2 per cent economic growth in first quarter in Canada, contraction in the U.S. — Alexander said more monetary easing could be justified.But, he added, it’s “highly unlikely” the bank will go in that direction and that markets are probably correct in pencilling in the first rate hike for the fourth quarter of 2015, or about 15 months from now.That’s because the U.S. Federal Reserve is moving toward tightening, and a lower rate in Canada could encourage more borrowing in real estate. As well, inflation is perking up, even if the bank does not yet see it as a problem.“One can debate whether the Bank of Canada will tighten monetary policy before, in tandem, or after the Fed,” said Alexander.“But one cannot debate that higher rates in the U.S. will also mean higher rates in Canada.”The Bank of Canada’s overnight rate has been set at one per cent since September 2010.David Madani of Capital Economics has been among the vocal private sector analysts in suggesting that Poloz should consider cutting rates, but he has also said the most likely outcome is that rates will stay unchanged for a longe term.Most analysts, however, believe it would require a major economic shock, such as another recession, for the Bank of Canada to ease rates further, in part because borrowing costs are already at or near historic lows.The unofficial C.D. Howe monetary policy council is recommending that the overnight rate be jacked up by three quarters of a point to 1.75 per cent by next July.Alexander says when rates do start heading north, the central bank will likely do so in slow and incremental steps, until it reaches a normal or neutral position.The question is what the “new normal” will look like. In the 1990s, the normal or neutral policy rate — the setting when the economy is operating at full capacity — was between 4.5 and 5.0 per cent, said Alexander.Now, some U.S. economists believe the Fed’s new neutral, when it comes to it, will be at about two per cent, which would imply a similar setting for Canada.“In my mind, this is too low, as it implies a real neutral level of zero per cent (when inflation is factored in),” Alexander says.“In other words, the next move is a hike, but the rebalancing of monetary policy should not lift it beyond (that) range.”That’s can be attributed to the new cruising speed of the economy will also be slower, at about two per cent, according to the Bank of Canada. read more

RMI Pressure Systems takes step forward with certification in China

first_imgRMI Pressure Systems has taken a major step forward in expanding its support of the Chinese mining market by achieving a five year mining approval certificate for its complete product range, including the pump control system. The company has now been issued with the certificates, concluding an extended process which included detailed examinations of both the products and the production facilities. As a global leader in the supply of high-pressure and high-volume fluid pumping stations, RMI has been involved with the Chinese coal mining industry for over 30 years. It has been installing high pressure pumping systems in over 10 provinces across China and it has also established a sales and service network designed to provide extensive product support to this important market.But until this point, RMI, like many of its competitors, has applied for batch certification, which states that the product in question has met the applicable requirements; but the certification is only valid for a very restricted time. Any subsequent shipments, even of the same model, from the same factory would require a new certificate. In order to simplify the importation process for the increasing numbers of high pressure pumps being sold to the Chinese mining industry, RMI submitted applications for the entire product range over two years ago and has been working through the process ever since. This has involved technical reviews, a factory audit and random product testing before a general review ultimately led to the 5 year approval certificate being issued.The certificates are issued by the Mining Products Safety Approval and Certification Center (MA Center) and they encompass the entire pump range from the S200 up to the S500 pump station, in both water and emulsion configurations, as well as the PC21 control system. Coupled with the recent move to a new headquarters in Manchester, RMI is expecting to reduce lead times and improve sales even further within the Chinese market. Mike Sherman, RMI Marketing Manager, comments: “Achieving long term MA approval in China is a huge step that validates our company values of high quality and excellent reliability. An enormous effort has made this possible and now we will be able to improve our delivery times and continue to support the Chinese mining market.”For over 100 years the company’s research and manufacturing facilities have consistently delivered innovative, practical solutions for customers across the globe. With particular expertise within the mining industry, both above and below ground, many of RMI’s most popular products include certifications and approvals from some of the world’s leading mining organisations.last_img read more

Man with screwdriver in forehead smoked cigarette then called help

first_imgA 25-YEAR-old man has undergone a three-hour operation to remove a screwdriver lodged about five centimetres (two inches) into his head.Dr Jan Kochanowicz, one of the doctors who treated the man in the Polish city of Bialystok, said the man apparently fell and lost consciousness, but does not remember that.When he regained consciousness he was at first aware only of pain in a hand before realising something else was wrong. He walked to his car, looked in a mirror and noticed the screwdriver, penetrating his forehead just above his right eye.Kochanowicz told the station TVN24 the man smoked a cigarette before calling a neighbour who got him to the hospital.The screwdriver did not damage the man’s eyes or brain.NFL player tweets X-ray of what his mangled finger looked like during the playoffs>last_img read more

Patriot Prayer Washington 3 Percenters plan Saturday rally in downtown Seattle

first_imgTwo right-wing groups, Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer, are planning a “Liberty or Death” rally Saturday by Seattle City Hall that also is expected to draw counterprotesters from the left.The rally is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. Left-wing counterprotest groups, including Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party, are planning to stage a rally from noon to 4 p.m. at the same site to “unite against fascism.”The right-wing rally is intended, in part, to oppose Washington gun-control Initiative 1639. The initiative, if passed, would increase the age requirement for purchasing semi-automatic weapons to 21, establish enhanced background checks for these weapons and secure gun-storage requirements for firearms.However, a judge on Friday dealt a major blow to the proposed firearms-regulation measure, raising questions about if it will appear on the fall ballot.Seattle police wrote in a tweet Friday that officers will be directing traffic during the rallies.Matt Marshall of Washington 3 Percenters, in an Aug. 6 Facebook posting, said that members of his group will be “exercising our 2nd amendment rights, which includes open carry” of firearms.last_img read more