Web shows which will stir up the patriot in you

first_imgIndependence Day, that time of the year when we honour the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters, who fought till their last breath, to make the country free.With a bouquet of web-series available on various platforms, here is a list of some critically acclaimed web-shows handpicked for you, which can be watched with your family to stir up the patriot in you. Test Case Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and Vinay Waikul, ALTBalaji’s ‘Test Case’ is a story of Captain Shikha Sharma played by Nimrat Kaur. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe series revolves around the first woman in a combat role in the army who’s only aim is to serve the nation by being part of this male-dominated field. Apart from Nimrat, the show starred the formidable cast of Juhi Chawla, Akshay Oberoi, Manit Joura, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Anup Soni among others. Modi – Journey of a Common Man The web series, ‘Modi-Journey of a Common Man’ is a 10-episode series available on Eros Now. The intriguing show portrays the journey of the talismanic PM Modi right from his childhood days to his political career that include his years as Chief Minister of Gujarat and then go on to become the Prime Minister. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award City of Dreams HOTSTAR’s ‘City of Dreams’ is the story of the feud within the Gaikwad family, which erupts after an assassination attempt on a polarising political figure. Blurring the lines between moral and immoral, in a struggle for power forms the core of this transfixing narrative. Bose: Dead/Alive A historic period drama by ALTBalaji stars the talented actor Rajkummar Rao as Subhash Chandra Bose, which depicts the story of the biggest cover-up of the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On 18 August 1945, Subhash Chandra Bose is presumed to be dead after a plane crash in Japanese-occupied Formosa (now Taiwan). The series explores the speculation about Bose’s death and revolves around characters and situations that hint at his possible return.last_img read more

Solicitor Generals wifes phone snatched by miscreants

first_imgNew Delhi: Two bike-borne miscreants snatched the mobile phone of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta’s wife near Mandi House in the heart of the national capital, police said on Monday. The incident occurred in front of FICCI auditorium on Sunday night. According to the police, Aparna Mehta had stepped out on the road when she was targeted. “We are checking the CCTV footage. The complainant told us that there was no number plate on the bike. And she was not able to see their faces,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

After RBI payout FM says will frontload public spending to boost growth

first_imgNoting that consumption needs a boost, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that more measures to accelerate economic growth are in the pipeline and would be announced in the coming weeks. She reiterated that spending on infrastructure would be the government’s priority. “We can front-load some public spending by the government,” the Minister said during a media briefing in Guwahati, where she is as part of her multi-city tour to interact with tax officials, trade and business. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Sitharaman discussed development schemes for the northeast region besides direct tax and GST. Holding that the Narendra Modi government has been responsive and will come back with answers asked by the various groups, she cited the announcements made last Friday to boost economy by extending partial credit to NBFCs and measures to revive automobile sector. Subsequently, the Centre has eased FDI rules in digital media and single brand retail, coal-mining and contract manufacturing. The government is expected to come with another set of measures to prop up the real estate sector.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

The Latest White House hosts tech execs Thursday

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local):11:20 a.m.The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm.The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, wireless technology and quantum computing and how that will affect jobs and the economy.The gathering comes amid strained tensions between President Donald Trump and the tech industry over the U.S.-China trade war and other topics. The president isn’t likely to attend but his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is organizing it.Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Gini Rometty, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf are among the expected attendees.Also attending are former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and academic leaders.___12:05 a.m.Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump’s administration and the tech industry.The White House says the Thursday meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in innovation and how that will affect jobs and the economy.Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf are among the expected attendees.It’s not clear if Trump is also attending. Some of Trump’s policies on trade and immigration have antagonized the tech industry.The president’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is attending a separate business gathering in Washington on Thursday that includes the CEOs of IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Walmart, Boeing and AT&T.The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN meets with potential contributors to hybrid peace force in Darfur

29 June 2007The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) met today with potential contributors of troops and police to the planned African Union-UN hybrid operation for the violence-wracked Darfur region in Sudan. DPKO regarded today’s meeting as “a constructive start,” spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters, adding that it plans to hold informal discussions with the potential contributors and then another meeting after the Security Council officially authorizes the hybrid operation and establishes a mandate.Earlier this month the Sudanese Government agreed to the deployment of a hybrid force to stem the fighting in Darfur, where more than 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed and at least 2 million others displaced from their homes since 2003, when fighting broke out between armed rebel groups, Government forces and allied Janjaweed militias.Ms. Montas said Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno opened today’s meeting with an appeal to participants for early contributions. He said offers from African countries will be given priority but other offers will also be accepted, especially if there are not enough suitable African commitments.The potential contributors received a briefing on the requirements for the hybrid force, which is expected to need almost 20,000 troops, more than 6,000 police and nearly 5,000 civilians at full deployment. They also heard about the logistical challenges of deploying in Darfur, a remote and impoverished region the size of France on Sudan’s western flank. read more

Zac Goldsmith to run as Tory MP in Richmond Park as Esther

first_imgLiberal Democrats winner of the Richmond Park by-election, Sarah OlneyCredit:PETER NICHOLLS  “After a resounding victory in the 2015 General Election, his absence from Parliament since last December has been a disappointment. He is widely regarded the best MP that Richmond Park and North Kingston has ever had, and we need him back to represent our residents effectively. Esther McVeyCredit:AFP Zac Goldsmith will attempt to mount a comeback as a Tory MP just months after quitting the party in a protest over the Government’s support for Heathrow expansion.Meanwhile, former minister Esther McVey appears set for a return to Parliament after being selected as the candidate in George Osborne’s old seat. “Far from being a hardened Brexiteer as his opponents have painted him, he will fight for the best deal for Britain. He has led on guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and is a champion of strong protection for the environment.”He will also continue to lead the fight against Heathrow expansion, an issue which continues to concern our residents.” Liberal Democrats winner of the Richmond Park by-election, Sarah Olney Esther McVeycenter_img The by-election defeat marked the second setback for Mr Goldsmith within months, after he lost to Sadiq Khan in the 2016 London mayoral election.That campaign was criticised, even within the Tory Party, for its negative messaging and focus on Mr Khan’s Muslim background.Ms McVey, who represented the Conservatives in Wirral West from 2010 until 2015, has been chosen to contest the Tatton seat following the ex-chancellor’s decision to quit Parliament to focus on his other jobs – including editing the London Evening Standard. Lib Dem Sarah Olney won the seat in December in a campaign which focused on Brexit – the Remain-supporting seat voting to oust Leave-supporting Mr Goldsmith.But local Tories insist Mr Goldsmith is not a “hardened Brexiteer”.Constituency chairman Georgina Butler said: “We are delighted that Zac Goldsmith has been reselected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond Park and North Kingston in the forthcoming General Election, and we look forward to having him back again as our representative in Parliament. Mr Goldsmith lost his Richmond Park seat in December 2016 to the Liberal Democrats in a by-election which he forced so he could run as an independent opposed to expanding the west London airport.He is now back in the Tory fold and seeking to regain the seat in the June 8 General Election after being selected as the party’s candidate.Despite the Government’s backing for Heathrow, he will continue to oppose it. Former broadcaster Ms McVey will defend a Tory majority of more than 18,000 in the Cheshire constituency at the General Election on June 8.Mr Osborne said on Twitter: “Huge congratulations to @EstherMcVey1, new Tatton PPC. A real star. I couldn’t have a better successor. A one-woman Northern Powerhouse.” 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.last_img read more

Polymetal to expand pressure oxidation gold treatment in Russia

first_imgThe Board of Polymetal International has approved the expansion of pressure oxidation operations at its operations in Russia and authorised the immediate start of construction at its POX-2 project.A recently released feasibility study on the project showed that the second POX line would meaningfully increase the value of Polymetal’s refractory reserve base, comprising approximately 55% of total ore reserves, processing concentrates from its Kyzyl, Nezhda, Mayskoye, and Voro mines.The project is expected to generate significant economic benefits as all refractory concentrates will be retained for in-house processing as opposed to selling to third-party offtakers. It will result in the incremental production of approximately 30,000-35,000 oz/y of gold from the same amount of feedstock and will, on average, lower total cash costs by $ 100-150/oz per ounce for 500,000 oz of annual gold production, according to Polymetal.POX-2, which is immediately adjacent to the current Amursk POX facility in Amursk, Russia, will also allow Polymetal to create capacity for treatment of third-party refractory concentrates, a market which has grown considerably in Russia and globally in recent years, it said.The project’s base case post-tax net present value (10% discount) was measured at $112 million and factored in a $1,200/oz gold price, 65 RUB/$ exchange rate and a total of 4.3 Mt of concentrate containing 9.3 Moz of gold processed from Kyzyl, Nezhda, Mayskoye, and Voro over a period of 23 years.Pre-production capital expenditures were estimated at $431 million and would be entirely funded out of company’s operating cash flows, Polymetal said.The plant’s design throughput capacity would be 250,000-300,000 t/y of concentrate, depending on the levels of sulphur content. The maximum sulphide sulphur processing capacity, meanwhile, was 48,000 t/y.“This would complement the 200,000 t/y of concentrate and 30,000 t/y of sulphur capacity of the existing Amursk POX facility,” Polymetal said, adding that the new facility would use a titanium-lined steel autoclave operating at 240˚С and a pressure of 43 bar.Hatch Inc will be responsible for the basic engineering, detailed engineering, POX procurement support and the supply of custom-made equipment for high-pressure and acidic processing areas, according to Polymetal. Polymetal Engineering is responsible for other processing areas, general site layout, and infrastructure.Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal, said: “POX-2 leverages our core technical capabilities and creates substantial value. It also fully de-risks our business model by eliminating dependence on concentrate offtake markets. Emerging trends in the global gold mining industry make POX-2 a crucial element of the company’s long-term strategy”.Polymetal envisages the start of detailed engineering and construction in the June quarter, receipt of all permits in the March quarter of 2020, delivery of the autoclave on-site in the September quarter of that year and completion of civil construction works around a year later.Completion of the main equipment installation is scheduled for the March quarter of 2022, followed by completion of external infrastructure and mechanical completion and start of commissioning activities in the September and December quarters of that year, respectively.The end of commissioning and first production could take place in the September quarter of 2023, with full ramp-up by the end of that year.POX-2 will share some of the external infrastructure (gas main, access road, water main) with the existing POX facility. Additional electricity supply will be provided via a new dedicated power line from the regional 110 kW grid, Polymetal said.The project will include a new hydrometallurgical area (POX proper), carbon-in-leach and intensive cyanidation areas, an oxygen plant, an upgrade to the existing dry tailings facility, reverse osmosis water treatment facility, and several smaller infrastructural facilities (warehouses, maintenance areas, etc).POX-2 is designed for processing double refractory concentrates, which contain micron gold particles encapsulated in sulphides (pyrites and arsenic pyrites) together with high concentrations of organic carbon. “High carbon content drives high sorption activity (preg-robbing) and dictates the use of high-temperature (240˚С) pressure oxidation compared with medium-temperature (200˚С) oxidation utilized at the existing Amursk POX facility,” Polymetal said.“Pressure oxidation was selected as the most feasible processing technology for double refractory ores. It is able to achieve gold recoveries of 96% by utilising high temperatures, elevated pressure and oxygen to recover encapsulated gold, while conventional cyanidation methods would result in sub-optimal recovery rates of 20-40%. Completed metallurgical tests on Kyzyl and Mayskoye high-carbon concentrates confirm the recovery rate of 96%.”Polymetal’s Amursk POX facility, in 2018, produced 308,000 oz of gold-equivalent from 170,000 t of processed concentrate for a 96.7% POX recovery.last_img read more

Poll Do you think Irelands corporate tax rate should be retained

first_img No (3147) YesNoI don’t knowVote Poll Results: I don’t know (476)center_img Writing a column for TheJournal.ie today, Dr. Donal Donovan, a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council considers who and what was responsible for the demise of the Celtic Tiger – and whether Ireland’s preferential corporate tax regime can be sustained in the face of pressures from other countries.While he says it has been key to attracting foreign investment over the years, he questions if we can hold on to it.We want to know: Do you think Ireland’s corporate tax rate should be retained? Yes (1945)last_img read more

Alert There is a global wine shortage

first_imgWE HATE TO be the bearer of bad news, but frankly, in this instance we don’t have a choice!According to Morgan Stanley Research, there is not enough wine in the world. Yes, that’s right, we are experiencing a global wine shortage.Apparently, the world’s consumption of wine has grown at such a steady pace that we will probably soon need more wine than the industry is capable of producing.  According to Australian analysts for Morgan Stanley, the industry is: The French are the biggest consumers of wine followed by the Americans and then the Chinese.Between the increase in consumption and bad weather contributing to bad harvests, things are not looking good.WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?H/T CNN Money.Wine for cats is a real life thing now>16 absolutely enraging things that happen in the kitchen> …experiencing an undersupply of nearly 300 million cases a year.last_img read more

Deux astronautes de lISS retrouvent la Terre

first_imgDeux astronautes de l’ISS retrouvent la TerreKazakhstan – L’agence spatiale américaine a annoncé le retour sur Terre de la capsule Soyouz ramenant deux astronautes, l’un russe, l’autre américain, de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Ils sont arrivés le jeudi 18 mars au Kazakhstan, sans qu’aucun incident ne vienne perturber leur voyage.C’est à 11h25 GMT (12 h 25 heure de Paris), que Jeffrey Williams et Maxim Souraïev ont atterri près de la ville d’Arkalyk dans l’ouest du Kazakhstan, des parachutes permettant à la capsule d’atterrir en douceur.À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?Ce retour sur Terre s’est déroulé sans encombre, et “les équipes de secours russes, travaillant dans des températures glaciales, étaient sur place sur le site d’atterrissage pour aider l’équipage à sortir du Soyouz et à se réadapter à la gravité”, a indiqué la NASA.Les deux hommes, qui ont passé plus de cinq mois dans l’ISS, devaient être rapidement transférés à la cité des étoiles, près de Moscou.De septembre à décembre 2009, Jeffrey Williams et Maxim Souraïev ont travaillé à bord de l’ISS en tant qu’ingénieurs de bord, puis le 1er décembre Jeffrey Williams a pris le commandement de la station.Il reste actuellement trois hommes à bord de l’ISS : l’Américain Timothy Creamer, le Japonais Soichi Noguchi et le Russe Oleg Kotov. Trois autres astronautes devraient les rejoindre le 4 avril prochain, un Américain et deux Russes, qui voyageront à bord d’un vaisseau russe. La Station spatiale, dont la construction est presque achevée, peut accueillir six personnes depuis mai 2009, au lieu de trois jusqu’alors.Le 19 mars 2010 à 17:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgBy Rohey JadamaForoyaa has been checking on the current prices of some basic food items in the market in comparison with what they were during the recently ended Muslim month of Ramadan with a view to providing an update to consumers.This reporter visited the Serekunda Central market yesterday, Saturday, 13 September, 2014 to find out the retail prices for rice, cooking oil, onions, sugar etc.Speaking to one Cherno Bah, a grocery owner inside the market, he said the current price for the 20 litres refined cooking oil which was selling at D975 during the Ramadan is now reduced to D950. As for Irish Potato, it is now selling at D500 per bag from D700 to D800 during the Ramadan. A bag of onion is between D370 and D400, adding that the latter is the good quality onion. He said the cooking oil that contains fat is D925 for the 20 litres container.Mr. Bah said he buys these commodities from Tajco shop at Bambo, in London Corner. He explained that the prices of the commodities are not stable as they increase every now and then.He said he pays to KMC a duty of D20 every day in addition to the D100 he pays for waste collection every month, adding that the payments are expensive.The prices offered by Modou Njie Bittaye, another shop owner in the market, are between D930 and D925 for the 20 litres cooking oil, Onion is D420 per bag for the good quality and D375 for the other, a bag of American rice is D1, 300 and D1, 250 depending on the quality and Irish potato is D500 per bag.According to him, he buys from the bigger stores that provide for transport from their warehouse to his shop.Alagie Cham, also a shop owner, explained that the prices of food items he sells are not stable as they depend on what the importer offers including other costs such as transportation etc. He said a bag of Irish Potato at his shop was costing D800 during the Ramadan but it has now reduced to D500. As for a bag of onion, it is D425 for the quality one and D420 for the other while the American rice is costing D1, 150 and D1,125 for the other. According to Mr. Cham, the business is faring well, but added that the frequent hikes in prices are disturbing them.Mr. Cham said he has paid business license and tax to both the KMC and GRA respectively, as well as the yearly D100 payment said to be for waste collection by the Council.]]>last_img read more

Megaworld announces major new residential projects to link with US11 billion Manila

first_img G2E Asia officially announces new Philippines expo In a Thursday announcement, Megaworld said the residential projects will include the 15-storey South Beach Place, comprising 582 units, with direct access to the Westside City Resorts World complex, while Sunny Coast Residential Resort will feature two 21-storey towers with a combined 1,309 residential units. All will be completed by 2024.Megaworld is set to invest around Php64 billion (US$1.23 billion) into Westside City in the next 10 years with Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. committing Php57 billion (US$1.1 billion) into Westside City Resorts World.Travellers, which operates Resorts World Manila, is a joint venture between Genting Hong Kong and Alliance Global Group.Megaworld is also developing two new hotel brands in Westside City – the 529-room Kingsford Hotel and 685-room Grand Westside Hotel – both of which will be linked directly to the casino complex. Load More Philippines real estate developer Megaworld has announced plans to build two new residential projects in the 31-hectare Westside City precinct in Manila’s Entertainment City.The new projects will see the number of units in the township – which forms part of Travellers International Hotel Group’s Westside City Resorts World development – increase by more than 50% from its current 3,500 units to around 5,400. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Megaworld insists POGO exposure “small and manageable” as license moratorium sees share price tumblelast_img read more

Milley Border Deployments Have Neglible Impact on Readiness

first_img ADC AUTHOR The deployment of more than 4,500 soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border does not affect the Army’s readiness, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley told Congress this week.Milley said anytime troops are sent to a contingency operation, it affects a specific unit but not the service as a whole, according to Army Times.“No, it doesn’t have a significant impact at all,” he said. “It’s a very modest, negligible impact on the Army as a whole, primarily because of scale, which is a slightly different scale than… the Marines.”Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller recently wrote that the deployment of Marines to the border is impacting that branch’s readiness and installations.Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfieldlast_img read more

22 BNP Jamaat activists arrested

first_imgPolice in separate drives arrested a total of 22 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami from different upazilas of Faridpur and Chattogram districts from Saturday night to Sunday morning, reports UNB.In Faridpur, police arrested three including district Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) general secretary while they were returning from a demonstration on Rajendra College premises around 11:30am.The detainees were Tanjumul Hasan, general secretary of district Chhatra Dal, Walid Bin Mursalin, joint general secretary and Murad Hossain, general secretary of Chandpur union Sechasebak Dal, said Bipul Kumar Dey, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station.Meanwhile, a total of 19 activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested from different areas in the port city.Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) in separate drives arrested them suspecting BNP-Jamaat activists.After interrogation, if anyone found innocent will be released, said Moinuddin Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Panchlaish model police station.last_img read more

Why the UMD Passport program isnt coming to North America

first_imgWhen the PS Vita launched in Japan it gave gamers the option to transfer their UMD PSP games to the PS Vita for a small fee. Gamers could preserve the games they enjoyed in digital form on the new platform. The service was called the UMD Passport program.Until a couple of weeks ago it was assumed the same service would be available when the PS Vita launched in the US and across Europe. But then Sony confirmed the UMD Passport program would not be making the trip West. If we want to play PSP games on a PS Vita, we have to pay full price for a digital copy.At the time Sony did not explain this decision that clearly angered a lot of gamers. But now Shuhei Yoshida, the boss of Sony Worldwide Studios, has come clean as to why we aren’t getting the service. Yoshida explains that the decision not to launch the UMD Passport program is down to demand and cost. In the West demand for the PSP has been nowhere near as high as it is in Japan, and continues to be there. That makes the transfer program much less cost effective. And in Japan, PSP titles are still being released that will qualify for transfer in the future, that’s not the case in the West.The other consideration is cost. According to Yoshida, Japanese gamers pay a lot more for their PSP games than US and Europeans. Sony charges anywhere between $5-$10 per UMD transfer, where as in the West you can actually buy some gamed new for a similar price. In other words, Sony don’t believe we’d be willing to pay a $10 transfer fee, and on that point I’d say he’s right.So while we may be upset there’s no UMD Passport program, if the transfers were going to cost $10 per title there was little point to it anyway. Sony would have to charge no more than $5 for it ever having a chance of gaining popularity, and that clearly wouldn’t happen.More at Wired and Eurogamer.netlast_img read more

Trans model Munroe Bergdorf becomes LGBT adviser for Labour Party

first_img— (((Dawn Butler MP))) (@DawnButlerBrent) February 26, 2018However, Bergdorf’s inclusion doesn’t please everyone.Tory MP Helen Grant believes the model’s language ‘damages the campaign to promote equality’.Not afraid to speak her mindBergdorf made waves last year when she became L’Oreal UK’s first trans model — and her refusal to stay quiet.Days after her hiring, the beauty company let her go following a Facebook post challenging racism.In her message, following the events in Charlottesville last August, Bergdorf wrote: ‘Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people.’She later wrote another post defending her words.‘When I stated that “all white people are racist”, I was addressing that fact that western society as a whole, is a SYSTEM rooted in white supremacy – designed to benefit, prioritise and protect white people before anyone of any other race.’Despite any backlash, Bergdorf continued to speak out for her beliefs.She’s clashed numerous times with Piers Morgan, about representation and use of the n-word.She also implored the media to do better by trans youth.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Bergdorf takes the next step in her activism. | Photo: YouTube/Good Morning Britain GAYSTARNEWS- Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf has become an LGBT adviser for the UK’s Labour Party. In the new role, she will serve on an advisory board for the party’s women and equality minister, Dawn Butler. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Butler told the BBC she’s ‘proud to stand with those challenging discrimination’.For her part, Bergdorf tweeted she was ‘thrilled’. Here she is with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.Thrilled to announce that I’ve been asked to be part of an LGBT+ advisory board for The Labour Party – To advise Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, on issues affecting the LGBT+ community… pic.twitter.com/v7Be0YtLtE— Munroe Bergdorf (@MunroeBergdorf) February 26, 2018The announcement and creation of the board coincided with the UK’s LGBT History Month.Butler tweeted the board will work with her to ‘tackle the injustices facing the LGBT+ community and make sure society is truly equal for everyone’.Delighted to host a reception in Parliament with @jeremycorbyn to celebrate #LGBTHM18. Pleased that the fantastic @LindaRiley8 and @AnthonyWatson have agreed to work with me to tackle the injustices facing the LGBT+ community and make sure society is truly equal for everyone pic.twitter.com/lKm2Di3K8d eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Munroe Bergdorf steps down from Labour Party’s LGBT advisory boardLGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announce New Board Members Representing the Wide Spectrum of Diversity in the LGBT CommunityGet your Sparkle on to celebrate gender identity this weekendRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/munroe-bergdorf-lgbt-adviser/last_img read more

In Deadpool 2 Negasonic Teenage Warhead gets a girlfriend

first_imgIn the much-anticipated sequel, we meet Yukio—another female teenage mutant that has a budding romance with Negasonic Teenage Warhead.Tell me about it!‘The scene in question takes place when Deadpool visits the X-Mansion for the first time and meets the couple together, holding hands. This alone would mark a major milestone for the comic book genre, as openly queer superheroes are still virtually nonexistent, let alone ones who enjoy a healthy relationship,’ writes David Opie for Into. ‘What makes this representation even more powerful is that Negasonic Teenage Warhead explicitly tells Deadpool that the pair are an item, making it impossible to deny their queerness on screen.’‘From that point on, Deadpool makes an effort to interact with Yukio whenever he sees her and in the film’s final act, he even tells her and Negasonic Teenage Warhead that “You guys make a super cute couple!” Given that the first Deadpool film was the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, this is a huge step forward towards normalizing queer relationships in the mainstream. Even more impressive is the fact that Negasonic Teenage Warhead is played by Brianna Hildebrand, an openly gay actor who is extremely vocal in her support of the LGBTQ community.’Bi/pan erasureMany are saying this makes her the first explicitly queer hero in the Marvel universe. However, some fans disagree—even making comics about how this bi/pan erases Deadpool in his own story.A comic by Tikva Wolf about Deadpool’s bisexual erasure Sooooo will Deadpool’s sexuality be mentioned in this new movie or nah? I want pansexual Deadpool immediately.— ororo munroe (@unimpressedfave) May 17, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A comic by Tikva Wolf about Deadpool’s pansexual erasureIndeed, the Deadpool films don’t address the character’s pansexuality like the comics do.‘The hero has an onscreen girlfriend in Vanessa. In keeping with Deadpool’s story, Vanessa is a sex worker and his feelings for her ground him, exposing his humanity throughout the films. But he can love a woman and still be attracted to other people — does the new film address this? Not outright,’ writes Jenna Whitecar for PopSugar.‘There have been arguments that due to his regenerative cell power, Deadpool can literally be fluid, constantly regenerating as a person who is sometimes homosexual and sometimes heterosexual, just depending on the new cells he grows. This concept makes his powers a metaphor for pansexuality in a sense.’‘In a more obvious sense, clues to Deadpool’s sexuality can be found in his trademark one-liners. He lightens the severity of situations with his scrappy comments that revolve around sexual, sometimes flirtatious, jokes, mostly at the expense of the men (or even fellow superheroes) who he is alongside at the time.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Fan reactionsEither way, some fans are disappointed that the sequel didn’t give Deadpool a boyfriend or allude to his pansexuality that much. Deadpool 2 also introduced Shatterstar, another bisexual/pansexual hero, but apparently didn’t make this explicit either.wade wilson/deadpool• literally canon pansexual• flirts with thor and spider-man in the comics• spideypool but age up peter pls• give him a boyfriend in deadpool 2 you cowards pic.twitter.com/1HSEBfVnof— jojo loves deadpool | 51! (@peterslgbt) May 16, 2018 Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio in the Deadpool 2 trailer Deadpool is the pansexual icon we deserve forever go see deadpool 2 please— Gothie@Saw IW x2 (@nnoites) May 18, 2018Deadpool 2 is out in theaters in the United States and United Kingdom now.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . I love Deadpool so much.. why they gotta do him dirty like that and give him such bad pansexual representation,,:((— dan man [FINALS SOON] (@GarbageDadd) May 18, 2018 Deadpool 2 gave us a pansexual hero, an interracial lesbian relationship, a plus size main character, and a woman with vitiligo pic.twitter.com/RjS1qlFGdg— disAbeld Makkonen Tesfaye (@WhoreGaye) May 19, 2018 the fact that deadpool 2 apparently put in shatterstar without ever mentioning that he’s pansexual is so sad— ronan (@routezeros) May 15, 2018Still, many are applauding the general queer representation in the film.I really appreciate that, while most superhero franchises have yet to feature a gay character, Deadpool 2 is really out there starring two iconic pansexual superheroes and for that I am grateful— a lost boy king (@aantinous) May 14, 2018 while i’m happy that deadpool IS pansexual, i’m still torn between having media representation (normalizing ppl of diverse SOGIE by not really focusing much on sexuality but doing other regular ppl stuff) & capitalism just trying to appeal on pink money — Vince #DefendDemocracy (@vinceliban) May 18, 2018 If you saw the original Deadpool movie from 2016, you may remember Negasonic Teenage Warhead, the moody mutant who ultimately helps Deadpool. In Deadpool 2, it’s been confirmed that Negasonic Teenage Warhead (real name: Ellie Phimister) will be getting a girlfriend. Ryan Reynolds wants Deadpool to explore his sexuality in future moviesMeet the actor playing a bisexual superhero in Deadpool 2WATCH: Ryan Reynolds appears on a Korean singing show dressed as a unicornRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/in-deadpool-2-negasonic-teenage-warhead-gets-a-girlfriend/last_img read more

Travel Alert Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32 Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week On Afro-Caribbean Day, government promises new cruise ship terminal in Limón Chinese contractor says cost of expanding Route 32 could rise The section of Route 32, the main road connecting San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, through Braulio Carrillo National Park will be closed this weekend, March 5 and 6.The National Power and Light Company and the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) need to perform repair and maintenance works at the Zurquí tunnel.The closure covers the stretch of road starting at the route’s toll station in Heredia up to the Río Frío intersection heading to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported.MOPT’s emergency response director, David Meléndez, said the electric wiring in the Zurquí tunnel and 64 lamps will be replaced. “Currently the tunnel has lost about 60 percent of its lighting system, therefore work to improve transit through the tunnel is urgent,” he said.CONAVI staff will begin work on the site Thursday, including weeding out the areas next to the tunnel’s entrances. That work, however, will not affect transit through the tunnel, the agency said.Meléndez urged travelers to use alternate routes over the weekend, either Route 10 between Cartago and Siquirres, or vía the Vara Blanca–Sarapiquí road in Heredia.last_img read more

Saipems pipelayer platform for Zohr work docks at Limassol staying six months

first_imgSaipem’s pipelayer Castoro Sei (Beaver Six) was fully ensconced at Limassol port on Sunday before starting work on underwater pipelines for Egypt’s giant Zohr gasfield.The Zohr gas field was discovered by Eni in August 2015, using the drillship Saipem 10000, which is still operating in the area.The ‘floating factory’ Castoro Sei will remain in Cyprus for six months and is expected to boost the local economy, according to Limassol harbour master Giorgos Pouros.According to Saipem, the scope of work encompasses the installation of a 26-inch gas export trunkline and 14-inch and 8-inch service trunklines, as well work for the field development in deep water (up to 1700 metres) of six wells and the installation of the umbilical system. Work will is due to be completed by the end of 2017.In order to ensure that the accelerated development schedule is met, Saipem said it would mobilise a fleet of vessels to carry out offshore operations, consisting of the ultra-deepwater last generation pipelayer Castorone, the semisubmersible pipelayer Castoro Sei, the trench/pipelay barge Castoro 10, and other specialised vessels.According to CNA, the Castoro Sei, which is 152 metres in length and 70.5 metres wide, has come from Greece and will be docked at Limassol for the next six months, utilising the port’s services.“It is a vindication of the right infrastructure that we have, because although this platform will work for Zohr, the company chose to use the port of Limassol due to the services offered by both the port and by our private sector,” Pouros told CNA.“We have won this first battle in the competition that exists around us,” he said, adding that he believed this would encourage other companies to choose Limassol port future for their activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.The choice of Cyprus by Saipem came about after intensive efforts and consultations, said agent’s Atlas Offshore Operations. The company’s Philip Shoemaker said it was the first time Cyprus has hosted such a platform.“This floating plant will bring many economic benefits to the place,” he told CNA, adding that it would have around 180 people working 24 hours a day. This would benefit local business, the port itself, the airports, hotels and restaurants.The platform provides accommodation for 354 persons.The Castoro Sei arrived off Cyprus on Saturday and mooring began early on Sunday with the help of four towing vessels, a process that lasted more than three hours.The platform was built in 1978 by Fincantieri at Trieste yard, and is owned and operated by Saipem. Her port of registry is Nassau, Bahamas.It has been used for laying a number of pipelines in the Black Sea, North Sea and Mediterranean. The vessel was also deployed for laying the Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea.PHOTOS: CNAYou May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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