LUNENBURG COUNTY: Crescent Beach RoadCrescent Beach Road, from Route 311 to LaHave Islands Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Abrams River Bridge, Trunk 3 Abrams River Bridge on Trunk 3, about one kilometre west of Eel Lake Road, will be closed for replacement until Friday, Nov. 30. Detour signs are in place. -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Battery Point Road Battery Point Road, from Blue Rocks Road, has alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Eastern Shore Road Eastern Shore Road, from Trunk 3 easterly for about four kilometres, has alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Lower Branch Road Lower Branch Road, from Tompkin Road to Trunk 10, will have alternating lane closures for paving. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: West Caledonia Road West Caledonia Road, West Caledonia, has alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 Highway 118, northbound between Exit 13 and Exit 14, is reduced to one lane for repaving and widening until Thursday, Nov. 15. DIGBY COUNTY: Cape St. Marys Bridge Cape St. Marys Bridge, located on John Doucette Road, Cape St. Marys, is closed for replacement until Thursday, Nov. 15. Detour signs in place. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 19 Lawrencetown to Exit 20 Bridgetown, will be reduced to one lane with stop and go traffic to accommodate roadwork until Friday, Nov. 30. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3 Trunk 3, from Trunk 12 to Wake Up Hill Road, will have alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Friday, Nov. 23. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102/103 – Bicentennial Highway Blasting is taking place on Highway 102 between Exit 2A and Exit 1D and Highway 103 between Exit 2A and Exit 1B. Work is for the new 102/103 interchange. Blasting will take place twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for ten-minute intervals. Work is expected to continue until Saturday, Dec. 1. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Bass River – Edgewood Road Edgewood Road to Trunk 2, Bass River, is reduced to one lane for brush cutting and road patching until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103Blasting is taking place twice a day, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Highway 103 between exits 5 and 5A. Traffic will be stopped in both directions while blasting is occurring. Traffic may be stopped for periods of 20 minutes. Expect delays and proceed with caution. Blasting will be ongoing until mid-December. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 210 Route 210, from Route 325 (Newcombville) to Waterloo Road, has alternating lane closures until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Barss Corner Road Barss Corner Road, from Trunk 10 to Ramey Road, will have alternating lane closures for drainage improvement and paving. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Conquerall Mills Road Conquerall Mills Road, Conquerall Mills, has alternating lane closures until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. VICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge The Seal Island Bridge is undergoing a detailed inspection that requires lane closures and, at times, short-term closures. Motorists should expect delays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until the end of November. Traffic control is in place. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, northbound from Exit 4C (Bedford) to Exit 5 (Fall River), is reduced to one lane for repaving and widening until Thursday, Nov. 15. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Old Town Bridge, Bridgewater Old Town Bridge, between King Street and Lahave Street, Bridgewater, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 16. Detour on Veterans’ Memorial Bridge, Victoria Road.
APTN National NewsLast Friday the Aboriginal community lost another of its great leaders.Jim Sinclair passed away and as APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot finds out, the work he’s done will be remembered for generations to come.
APTN National NewsA long standing chief has stepped aside to let someone younger take his place.Afater 17 years, the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories has a new grand chief.APTN’s Iman Kassam has the story.
New Delhi: A sub-inspector (SI) of Delhi Police allegedly shot himself dead in Vasant Vihar on Tuesday. According to police at 3.28 am a call was received at Vasant Vihar police station regarding the admission of sub-inspector Sanjeev Kumar, a driver of PCR at AIIMS Trauma Centre. The investigating officer went to the hospital and found that the injured has sustained bullet injury. The injured was sitting out side of the PCR van on a chair, while ASI Pooran Mal and gunman heard a gunshot. Upon checking, they found his service pistol is hanging with cord and blood is oozing out from his chest, his neck was down. Later, he succumbed to his injury.
WASHINGTON — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is expected to announce that she is stepping down from the role.That’s according to a senior administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel discussions. McMahon’s plans were first reported by Politico.McMahon was tapped for the job by President Donald Trump in late 2016. Trump and McMahon were expected to address the press from his Palm Beach estate at 4 p.m. Friday.McMahon is the former president and CEO of the professional wrestling company World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.She poured $100 million of her fortune into two unsuccessful bids for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.Catherine Lucey And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press
19 October 2011A new United Nations research and training facility designed to help poorer countries pursue sustainable development to accelerate economic growth while improving the quality of life and protecting the environment was inaugurated today in the Republic of Korea. A new United Nations research and training facility designed to help poorer countries pursue sustainable development to accelerate economic growth while improving the quality of life and protecting the environment was inaugurated today in the Republic of Korea.The UN Office for Sustainable Development, a joint effort of the UN, the Republic of Korea’s environment ministry, the city of Incheon and Yonsei University, was opened at a ceremony in Seoul, the country’s capital. It is based at the university in Incheon.“The establishment of the UN Office for Sustainable Development 20 years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development underscores the fact that the world’s commitment for sustainable development is as strong as ever,” said Sha Zukang, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Brazil in June next year.The Office will be managed by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will serve as a training and research institution, and a centre for pooling sustainable development knowledge and making it usable and accessible through a knowledge portal that will integrate the three pillars of sustainable development – economic growth, improving the quality of life, and protecting the environment.Mr. Sha said that in the short term, the new office will support developing countries and major groups in their preparations for the Rio+20 Conference, while in the longer term, “it will contribute to advancing the implementation of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference.”The centre will also organize training programmes for national representatives and major groups from developing countries to advance the sustainable development agenda. In addition, it will undertake policy research and seek synergies through mobilizing sustainable development research institutions and universities.
Several Tajik districts have lost infrastructure, including houses, school buildings, roads and bridges, and UNICEF’s appeal covers health and nutrition, water and environmental sanitation, education and child protection. It received $693,793, and Japan built a school for 530 children in northern Penjikent district.UNICEF has allocated funds for reconstruction of water and sanitation facilities in schools in the affected areas and to pay for promoting hygiene. Future action will include establishing sanitation facilities and water supply systems in affected schools in seven districts. Construction of latrines and water supply systems will be supported by the provision of hygiene promotion materials, as well as peer-to-peer training among the children.In the coming months, UNICEF said, it will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to ensure the survival of children in emergencies. Health kits, hygiene kits, supplementary drugs, vaccines, and other humanitarian health supplies will be made available, along with information, education and communication materials.
Sergeant Liam O’Neil said: “It was decided to go with a destruction order as this felt like a proportionate way to manage the situation.”This will provide immediate safeguarding for the public, while avoiding a criminal case for the owners.”Letting the dog back was not an option. There were too many victims for this to be considered a safe option.” 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. A police force is facing criticism over plans to put down a dog that bit four people after escaping from a garden in Storm Doris.Muppet and Phoebe escaped from a property in Duston, Northamptonshire, in February.Four people were bitten by the dogs and needed medical treatment, Northamptonshire Police say.Muppet was seized by police following the attacks and is set to be put down, while Phoebe was shot dead by firearms officers at the scene. However social media users have criticised the force’s decision to put the dog down, with one calling it “an appalling decision by the prosecuting team”.”I suspect the only reason it bit people was because it was terrified,” Cathy Baker added.Another wrote: “I assume that during a storm the dog was frightened to death. Poor dog. Looks like it needs a cuddle not a killing.”
An unidentified pedal cyclist was struck down and killed in front of a popular sports bar at the School Street junction of Grove, East Bank Demerara at about 15:45hrs on Wednesday.This mark indicates where the cyclist had been struck downReports are that the driver of hire car HC 3809 was proceeding north on the western side of the highway in the direction of Georgetown when he allegedly swerved from a minibus and crashed into the pedal cyclist, who was in the process of crossing the road from the western side to the eastern walkway.When this publication visited the scene, the body of the dead cyclist had already been taken to the nearby Diamond Diagnostic Centre.The driver of the car, apparently devastated and in shock from the accident, lay in the yard of the Diamond Hospital, too distraught to speak to media operatives.He nevertheless disclosed that he had felt the impact of the hit, but did not know that he had hit the cyclist. He related that it was only when he was asked if he had hit the minibus that it dawned on him that he had struck down the cyclist.He has since been taken into Police custody as investigations continue. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDriver accused of Goed Fortuin fatal accident leads own defenseJuly 31, 2017In “Court”Cyclist killed in Berbice accidentJune 27, 2017In “Crime”Pedal cyclist killed, struck down by drunk minibus driverSeptember 20, 2017In “Crime”
Just a few weeks away from Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, Tim Cook took to the stage to drop a few hints about the direction of iOS and OS X. Cook spoke at length at the AllThingsD conference, covering a number of topics about Apple, the iPhone, and design, and much more.There has been no shortage of rumors surrounding the next version of iOS. Many users are ready for a new UI, having seen Apple’s competitors constantly updating the look and feel of their offerings. All signs point to Apple preparing to ditch the fake material designs of their apps and switching to a clean, flat UI with deep blacks and bright whites. It’s all speculation at this point, but what we do know — straight from Cook himself — to expect more interaction between iOS and OS X in the next version of both of these operating systems.Apple has been trending towards a unified look and feel between their products for a little while now. OSX getting an app store and the attempts at unity through iCloud and iMessage were just the start. It’s good news overall, but the last generation of this unification wasn’t particularly well received. iCloud hasn’t seen the adoption rate you’d expect from such a tightly knit service, and after Apple had to walk back their attempt at replacing Google Maps it was clear that a re-imagining needed to happen. During an opening keynote of sorts for AllThingsD’s D11 conference, Tim Cook made it clear that WWDC would focus on improvements to iOS and OS X and the intersections of those platforms.Unsurprisingly, Tim Cook was unwilling to comment on any future hardware plans. His refusal to comment on AppleTV, whether or not the company will look to releasing two different iPhones this year, or any plans surrounding wearable technology was expected, and despite many rumors that Apple has irons in all of these fires it seems unlikely that the company s going to deviate from their product lineup this year. Cook made special mention of the impressive hardware rollouts from last year, announcing new hardware in every one of their product categories. This year will most likely be about software and services, in order to complete what Cook believes are the three critical things needed in order to deliver the best products.This could mean an overhaul to the UI on iOS, especially with Apple’s Jony Ive now officially at the helm. Cook was hopefully referencing some new work done to bring iCloud up to fighting speed, as well as some performance and usability updates to services like iMessage and Apple Maps. Software is obviously going to once again be front and center for Apple’s developer conference, and it looks like Apple users everywhere are going to have something to celebrate in a few short weeks.
‘Not in my name’: 30k sign Irish petition against Kenny visiting Trump on St Patrick’s Day A petition in the UK against inviting Trump for a State visit has over one million signatures. The more people that contribute to this conversation, the better.It is has now become customary for the Taoiseach to present a bowl of Shamrock to the US President on St Patrick’s Day and it is expected that Kenny would do the same again were he to visit this year. Enda Kenny presenting Barack Obama with the bowl of shamrocks last year. Source: Jacquelyn Martin AP/Press Association ImagesKenny will become only the second EU leader to visit Trump in the White House if he made the trip, which has been used as a platform to strengthen Irish-American relations in the past.In a Q&A on its website, Fine Gael reiterated that Kenny intends on visiting the White House on St Patrick’s Day:St Patrick’s Day provides the Irish Government with a unique annual opportunity to hold bilateral talks with the US President and this longstanding arrangement is of great value to Ireland. Image: Alex Brandon AP/Press Association Images By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has provoked a strong reaction with his move to ban travellers from a range of countries – all predominantly Muslim – from entering the United States.Demonstrations took place across America over the weekend, and petitions opposing Trump’s measures have garnered a lot of attention both here in Ireland, and elsewhere.It must be pointed out, however, that while many anti-Trump petitions have been geo-specific, it is impossible to say if all of those signatories are from that country.At the time of writing, just over 30,000 people have signed this petition aimed at halting Enda Kenny from meeting Trump in the White House for his annual St Patrick’s day visit.The petition is titled: “Shamrock for Trump: Not in my name”.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, the petition’s creator Cornelius Traas said that the idea arose as he felt that there was room for people here in Ireland to express their dissatisfaction at what Trump was doing.“I wanted to put something together that would be fairly simple,” he said. “A simple petition that people could express a view on.”While happy with the response so far, he believes that he will receive a great deal more signatures to the petition, as many Irish people are “uncomfortable” with the actions taken by Trump.“I think Kenny may go, but that’s not the point. I wanted him to know that he isn’t speaking on my behalf, or the behalf of anyone else that signs this petition, when he meets Trump.”He said he had canvassed local TDs in his own constituency and would urge those who feel strongly on the matter to do the same. 23,507 Views Share1152 Tweet Email Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3212776 139 Comments Visiting the White House on St Patrick’s Day allows the Taoiseach of the day to outline, in person, the Government’s view on a range of issues, such as business and economic ties, immigration and other matters of common interest. The Taoiseach has accepted an invitation from President Trump to visit the White House for the annual St. Patrick’s Day meeting. The Taoiseach will continue to act in the interest of Irish people.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Minister of State Darragh Murphy admitted that Trump’s travel ban had created a sense of “significant confusion”.“I accept that this is a matter that should be discussed,” Murphy said in relation to Kenny’s visit.He mentioned the concerns he felt from Irish people on a recent visit to the US. He added that it was vital to maintain US-Irish connections.Labour Leader Brendan Howlin has said: “Put plainly, if the Muslim ban remains in place, Enda Kenny should not be boarding a plane to Washington in March. And our government should be working might and mane to make sure that these policies are not enforced on Irish soil.”One million signatures for UK petitionThe UK’s petition calling for the government not to allow Trump make an official state visit has already got well over one million signatures.Under the rules for the UK parliament, if a petition gets in excess of 100,000 signatures, it must be considered for debate by parliament.The petition says: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”Although not all petitions end up being debated, a topic will be debated if it’s on a topic that the UK government can do something about.For example, a petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes was rejected as a topic for debate, as the UK government could not do anything about the issue.On the other hand, topics such as a sugar tax, legalising cannabis and junior doctors contracts have all been deemed relevant enough to warrant debate so it is likely that Trump’s visit will get a mention in the House of Commons as that is something that the UK can control.Theresa May has faced growing pressure over her ties to Trump, with this petition joined by dissenting voices on the opposition benches and within her own party urging her to reconsider inviting Trump to the UK.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the smaller Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party have all called for the state visit to be cancelled, as have some Tories.“We have to question whether … this is something that Britain should be doing for a man who has no respect for women, disdain for minorities, little value for LGBT communities, no compassion for the vulnerable and whose policies are rooted in divisive rhetoric,” Conservative Muslim peer Sayeeda Warsi told BBC radio.Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said Trump should not be invited to address lawmakers as Barack Obama did in parliament’s Westminster Hall during his state visit in 2011.Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said the visit could not go ahead “while a cruel and divisive policy which discriminates against citizens of the host nation is in place”.Trump began telling the public his thoughts in his usual manner this morning, taking to Twitter to air his views on critics of his travel ban. There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017 Jan 30th 2017, 1:59 PM Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter Image: Alex Brandon AP/Press Association Images Monday 30 Jan 2017, 1:59 PM With reporting from AFP.Read: Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemptionRead: Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump’s refugee ban
45,170 Views Image: PA WIRE Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Unconditional apology’ from State after gardaí repeatedly call to family’s home The High Court was told that the family were harassed by gardaí calling and asking about a person who didn’t live there. Feb 15th 2017, 4:20 PM http://jrnl.ie/3241377 THE STATE HAS apologised to a family who claimed they were harassed and intimidated by gardaí who called to their home on several occasions asking about a person who didn’t live there.The apology was made before the High Court to members of the Topolnicki family who reside at Ashmount, Clonsilla in Dublin 15.Mr Justice Paul Gilligan heard that the State was offering an unconditional apology to the family, and it was accepted that the gardaí had made a mistake by calling to the wrong address.The family launched High Court proceedings after members of the gardaí called to their home on eight different occasions over the last three years.The family sought various reliefs including orders restraining the gardaí from entering or attending at their home.The also sought an order restraining the gardaí from watching, besetting, harassing or intimidating any member of the Topolnicki family including brothers Marek and Patryk Topolnicki and their wives Malgorzata and Kinga.Court action The family, represented by Pat O’Connell SC and Breffni Gordan BL had sued the Garda Commissioner, the Minister for Justice, Ireland and the Attorney General.The family claimed the gardaí first called to the house sometime in 2014 and said they were looking for a person who may have previously resided at the premises, and were told that person did not live there.On another occasion in March 2016 up to 12 gardaí arrived at the house. Marek Topolnicki said that when he opened to door he was pushed inside and that six to eight gardaí forcibly entered their home and roamed around the house.The court heard that this upset and traumatised the family, who said they were given no information by the gardaí. They said the atmosphere in the house was dreadful.He said they did not have a warrant and before leaving the house a member of the Garda party gave him a document to sign which Mr Topolnicki was told was a confirmation that no damage had occurred during the search.Following that incident the family said their home was watched by the gardaí, who also called to their door on a number of other occasions.On another occasion the family claimed the gardaí called to their home at 2am one night and remained outside their home for a period with the lights of their vehicle on and the engine running.The family said they were law abiding citizens and had no criminal convictions, did not associate with criminals and had never been involved with the police in any jurisdiction.The family, originally from Krakow in Poland, have been living and working in Ireland for several years. They had previously secured an undertaking from the gardaí that they would not enter or intrude or attend at the family’s home unless under the authority of a valid warrant.When the matter returned before the High Court Mr Justice Gilligan was told by Mr O’Connell that the injunction action had been settled and could be struck out. The family were also to get their legal costs.Read: Two journalists killed during Facebook Live broadcast in Dominican Republic >Read: After damning leaks, Trump says his own spies are behaving ‘just like Russia’ > 65 Comments Image: PA WIRE Share8 Tweet Email Short URL By Aodhan O Faolain Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 4:20 PM
Hakan Calhanoglu has ruled out the prospect of leaving AC Milan after admitting he is enjoying life at the club.Calhanoglu had been linked with a return to German football, amidst speculation RB Leipzig had agreed to a deal for the midfielder.However, Rossoneri boss Gennaro Gattuso reportedly vetoed the sale and the Turkey international has since followed suit.“I’m in Milan, I’m a Milan player and I’m happy here,” he told Football ItaliaSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The rest is out of the question right now. I’m preparing for our match at the weekend.”Milan added Lucas Paqueta from Brazilian side Flamengo to their ranks, with the youngster hoping to hit the heights of his fellow countrymen like Cafu, Kaka and Dida.The Italian giants are hoping to seal a Champions League qualification via the league front after a dismal outing in the Europa League.And the club fans are banking on the new recruit and other key players like Calhanoglu to fire them to glory.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Some South Florida police officers have taken off on a long bike ride — all for a good cause.Miami Police officers took off on bikes from Coconut Grove, early Wednesday morning, to support the Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation.The 180-mile bike ride benefits the foundation, which supports the fight against childhood cancer. The cops are joined by Bella’s father.“We’re asking people if they can donate 25 cents or 25,000 dollars, whatever they can,” said City of Miami Police Lt. Freddie Cruz. “Let’s work together to find a cure for this disease.”This the fourth year that Miami Police have participated in the bike ride.The ride, which ends in Key West, will take a total of three days.For more information, visit http://livelikebella.org/
Armstrong: “We have a set of rules where we put things on the outside of the cars to protect the drivers. Unlike other race cars all of our protection is on the outside, so we don’t tear things up when we bump into each other.” The Peninsula Ice Racing series has been running since 1960 in Kasilof, and takes place every Sunday during the winter months.Frank Armstrong: “Right now we’ve got about 10 cars on the ice at time. People come and go, but right now we are at one of our growing peeks and last year we got some new blood in the group.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Stock cars slipping and sliding at high speeds across frozen lakes may sound like your worst nightmare, but not to those competing in Peninsula Ice Racing. On race day, the cars and the ice are inspected to ensure safety. The men race in the morning, and the women in the afternoon, on an ice track atop a frozen lake at the Decanter Inn. Armstrong: “It’s been done on the same lake for over 50 years.” The cars reach an average speed of 25-30 mph depending on the ice conditions. According to Armstrong the race season runs until they ‘run out of ice’.
News Gibson Guitars Taps Slash For Brand Role gibson-guitars-names-slash-global-brand-ambassador Facebook Email Twitter Gibson Guitars Names Slash Global Brand Ambassador The Les Paul-wielding GRAMMY winner will represent the iconic guitar company in a new capacityTim McPhateGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2017 – 1:14 pm GRAMMY.comWhen pressed for word association on Slash, the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, his top hat and shades come immediately to mind. Next on the list would have to be his trusty Gibson Les Paul, which is his weapon of choice to crank out the slithery riffs on classics like “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O Mine.”Fittingly, the iconic guitarist has been tapped to represent perhaps the most iconic guitar manufacturer of all time, Gibson Guitars, as the company’s first-ever global brand ambassador.In his role, the GRAMMY winner will help Gibson develop a range of new products across three of its brands: Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details of the new products are expected to be announced later this month.”Slash embodies the characteristics of creativity, passion and excellence that are so closely aligned with Gibson and we are very proud of the friendship and mutual success we have shared together for over 30 years,” said Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Brands. “We are also very excited about the future products we will be announcing soon.”In June The Washington Post published an eye-opening article spotlighting the declining state of the guitar industry. According to data collected by author Geoff Edgers, over the past decade electric guitar sales have plummeted from annual sales of 1.5 million sold annually to just more than 1 million. Meanwhile, in the last three years, Gibson and one its major competitors, Fender, have seen a dip in annual revenue.Gibson’s new partnership with guitar hero Slash would seem to be part of Juskiewicz’s master plan to keep the company a step ahead.”Everything we do is about music,” Juszkiewicz told Edgers for The Washington Post. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s the making of music with instruments or the listening of music with a player. To me, we’re a music company. That’s what I want to be. And I want to be number one.”Guns N’ Roses Among Top Mid-Year ToursRead more
New Delhi : The Delhi High Court would hear on Friday the pleas of AAP MLAs Anil Bajpai and Col Devender Sehrawat who have sought Legislative Assembly Speaker’s withdrawal from disqualification proceedings against them while questioning his impartiality. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar was informed on Tuesday that separate but similar appeals of the two MLAs have been listed in two different courts and that they be heard together. The bench, thereafter, said it would hear both the pleas together on July 19. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The two MLAs have challenged the single judge’s order dismissing their pleas for a direction to Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel to recuse from hearing the petition for their disqualification under the anti-defection law. They claimed in the appeals that the single judge has not appreciated their grounds for seeking recusal of the Speaker and their grievances have not been heard. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The single judge, in its July 8 order, had said there was “no infirmity” in the procedure adopted by the Speaker and rejected the MLAs’ allegation of bias and their contention that he should have first decided their application for recusal before going ahead with disqualification proceedings. It had said there was no law which said that the Speaker has to decide the issues “piecemeal” and added that he can comprehensively decide the entire matter. AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj on June 10 filed the petition seeking their disqualification under the anti-defection law for allegedly joining the BJP. The Speaker had on June 17 issued notice to the two MLAs asking them to file their response by July 8. Advertise With Us The court had noted the submission made on behalf of the Speaker that the MLAs would be granted two more days time to file their response to the notice issued to them on the petition seeking their disqualification under the anti-defection law. The MLAs have filed their response before the Speaker. The two MLAs alleged that the Speaker is not supposed to have political inclinations, but was seen attending events and protests of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). They said the Speaker was even seen “dancing” in the Lok Sabha poll campaign of AAP candidate Atishi Marlena. They alleged that in these circumstances, the Speaker might not impartially adjudicate the disqualification proceedings and said that the issue be sent either to the Deputy Speaker or a committee be constituted to hear the matter.
Zakir NaikReutersTwo days after the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stated that his country has the right to not extradite Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, the Ministry of External Affairs made a formal request to the Malaysian authorities to deport Naik.Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of the MEA, said that India has made a formal request for the extradition of Zakir Naik. “We would continue to pursue the matter with Malaysia,” Kumar added.Earlier, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad cited an example of Australia, stating that the country refused Malaysia’s request of extradition of Sirul Azhar Umar back in 2015.Mohamad also stated that Naik had informed him that he would not be accorded justice in India.Naik, the founder and president of a Mumbai-based NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), is considered to preach hate and support terrorism. Naik also used to run Peace TV, which has now been banned by the government, was set up in 2006 and was broadcasted from Dubai. According to Naik, the channel got more than 200 million viewers in hundreds of countries.Malaysia has granted asylum to Naik since 2016 when he fled from India after he was charged by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for promoting communal disharmony to the country. An investigation revealed that militants, who carried out the Dhaka Terror Attack in July 2016 and the leader of Hyderabad’s Islamic State’s module, confessed that they were influenced by Naik’s sermons.India has charged Naik under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Sections 120(b), 153(a), 295(a) and 505 (2) of the IPC. His organisation was also banned by the Union Home Ministry in 2016.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also filed a prosecution complaint against Naik on money laundering charges in 2016. An estimated Rs 193 crore has been identified as “proceeds of crime” by the agency, reported news agency ANI.Back in December 2017, the Indian Government’s request to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against Naik was rejected by the Interpol due to insufficient evidence. The mastermind behind the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter Bombings, Zahran Hashim, who is also the leader of the National Thowheeth Jama’ath had praised Naik for inciting Muslims.Shortly after the attack, the Sri Lankan authorities stopped broadcasting Peace TV. His preachings are banned in Bangladesh, India, Canada and the UK.
Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities on Sunday caught four admission seekers for hiring proxies to sit their exams and securing the top merit list in the entrance test for the 2017-18 academic sessions, reports UNB.The university authorities found out when they checked the handwritings of the examinees as per law during viva-voce, and their handwriting failed to match those in the answer scripts submitted in their name in the written test.The detainees are Mahbub Hossaain of Bagura, Ashikul Hasa Rabin of Kushtia, Emam Hossain of Mymensingh and Amit Hasan of Dhaka districts.Emam Hossain secured 3rd position and Ashikul Hasa Rabin secured 16th position respectively in the merit list of law and justice faculty while Amit Hasan secured 11th position in the merit list of Institute of Information Technology and Mahbub Hossaain secured 3rd position in the merit list of Business Studies faculty.Although Ashikul Hasa Rabin denied the allegation, three others confessed to Tapan Kumar Saha, proctor of the university, that they did indeed hire proxies to sit the examination in their place.They also gave a written confessional statement to the proctor.In his statement said Amit said he contracted with Sonet for a payment of Tk 6 lakh, a student attached with Sir AF Rahman Hall of Dhaka University, to arrange proxy for him. The other two also admitted paying between Tk 3-6 lakh for proxies to sit their exam.Proctor Tapan Kumar Saha said, “After interrogation, we confirmed that they secured the position in different units by using proxies and we handed over them to Ashulia police station.”A case was filed at the Ashulia police station in this connection.
Japanese parliamentary vice minister for foreign affairs Iwao Horii shakes hand with Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali in Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: UNBVisiting Japanese parliamentary vice minister for foreign affairs Iwao Horii on Wednesday said the involvement of the UN organisations in Rohingya repatriation process is important.“We hope that both governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar continue to closely communicate with each other and that the repatriation will be steadily realised,” said the vice minister Horii.He also said they also value the cooperation between the government of Bangladesh and the UNHCR.The vice minister had an official meeting with Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali in Dhaka on Wednesday.Horii arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday and will visit refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday.The primary purpose of his visit is to further the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees. He will also be visiting Myanmar on 23-24 March.“I am visiting here following FM Kono’s (Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono) instruction to support the repatriation process based on the agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar,” he said.He said he conveyed three points to the government of Bangladesh.“The key is to realise steady and early repatriation in safe, voluntary and dignified manner,” he said.The vice minister said Japan highly appreciates Bangladesh government’s efforts for the displaced persons and welcome the dialogue with Myanmar.While overpopulation is widely seen in the camps, the risks of serious natural disasters have been pointed out as the monsoon season approaches, he said.“Therefore, promoting the repatriation of displaced persons is needed from the humanitarian perspectives,” he added.He said that Japan will continue to assist efforts of both Bangladesh and Myanmar by closely working with the two countries.