The Essential Back to (Film) School Reading Guide + 3 Free EBooks

first_imgThe Filmmaker’s Handbookby Steven Ascher & Edward PincusThe Filmmaker’s Handbook covers it all, from start to finish, and in an accessible language for any level filmmaker. From pre-production all the way through to distribution, this book is a crash course for each step of the way. It even includes information for shooting on film and is full of tables and data rates in its wonderfully fat appendix.Making Moviesby Sidney LumetMaking Movies is a mixture of memoir and how-to by the Oscar-nominated director. He reflects on his experiences working with actors and handling the pressures on set. He also talks about his process for making creative decisions.Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and The Principles of Screenwritingby Robert McKeeI’ve often felt it’s best to know the rules behind story and structure before you break them. In this highly recommended read, McKee lays the groundwork for story structure and development. It technically covers screenwriting, but the meat and bones of this book are in studying the art of story.Film Directing Shot by Shotby Steven Douglas KatzI absolutely love this book! With so many ways to tell a visual story, Katz’s comprehensive manual is chock full of diagrams and storyboards that show, side by side, the different ways storytelling techniques play out on the screen.On Directingby David MametSpeaking to his own experiences as a filmmaker, this book is less of a how-to and more about Mamet’s theories and approaches to storytelling in the visual medium of filmmaking. Short and sweet to read, but packed with a lot of concepts that will challenge you to think more critically about the way you approach filmmaking.The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebookby Erickson, Tulchin, and HalloranRecommended by my favorite (and the most crafty) executive producer I know, this is the book he loans to any and everyone coming to him with questions about producing or the business side of the industry (as I did). And since the book is addressing the subject from an independent viewpoint, it provides lots of solutions for those coming to filmmaking on a tighter budget.Directing the Documentaryby Michael RabigerI initially read this book for one of the only film classes I took in college, and I’ve had it with me ever since. Just like The Filmmaker’s Handbook, this is a start-to-finish full outline of the ins and outs of documentary filmmaking — and a great reference point for any documentarian.Screenwriter’s Bibleby David TrottierSure, you can find all that you need to know about screenwriting and formatting online these days. However, I personally have benefitted from having my copy of Trottier’s book around to help me structure my story and get my script into proper formatting shape. There are also lots of great insider tips on the world of professional screenwriting that would behoove anyone trying to break into that line of work.Technical RecommendationsAs a less-than-savvy technical soul, I am always looking for reference points for the more technical jobs on set. Though you cannot come close to learning what it takes to be a gaffer, grip or AC through a book alone (or film school for that matter), these handbooks below are great starting points for building your base knowledge and theories.Set Lighting Technician’s Handbookby Harry C. BoxCamera Assistant’s Manualby David E. ElkinsThe Grip Bookby Michael G. UvaThis is a popular book among the entire PremiumBeat staff, and you can read some of the tips and tricks in this article.FREE Filmmaking BooksIf you are on the hunt for a few free books for general filmmaking, take a look at these great options.101 Filmmaking Tips & Tricks: a FREE Filmmaking eBookby PremiumBeatFrom PremiumBeat.com, this free filmmaking ebook, 101 Filmmaking Tips + Tricks, is a catalogue of 101 articles in eight chapters. It’s almost 300 pages loaded with pre- and post-production tips, gear insights, audio/video editing techniques, and more.DOWNLOAD 101 FILMMAKING TIPS AND TRICKSThe Explorer’s Guide to Travel Photography and Destination Videoby Shutterstock/Michael MaherThis comprehensive photo and video travel guide has everything you need to know about travel photography and destination video. From packing your bags to shooting the sunset in the Serengeti, this is your passport to success. You can read much more here, or download the book below.DOWNLOAD THE EXPLORER’S GUIDE TO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESTINATION VIDEOMotion Graphics Design Academyby Timo FecherThis is a free ebook for motion graphic designers, with over 200 pages of advice. Get the book here.You may not agree with the approaches and techniques of all these authors, but it is my hope that most of these books on the list will get you thinking more critically about the beautifully complex medium of filmmaking.Happy reading to you!Fore more free filmmaking books, check out this article: 7 Free Filmmaking Books and Guides No need for film school. Here are your book recommendations for every film department + 3 FREE e-BooksFall is near, with its pumpkin-flavored everything and college students flooding back into a city near you. It’s back to school, but even if your days in the classroom are done, don’t fret! I’ve got the books to keep your mind sharp and inspiration flowing well into the winter months!You don’t have to be in film school to study filmmaking. With the internet and all its resources (like your friends here at PremiumBeat), it is easier now than ever to learn all the skills you need to make films. But if you’re itching to go deeper and take the more old-fashioned approach, here is a list of some great film books to check out. From story to screenwriting to lighting: these books are the best in their categories.This list comes from recommendations straight off of film sets. I spoke with friends in a number of film departments to get their “go to” books.last_img read more

Podcast: Pathological Gambling, Sand Flea Sex, and Ancient Cats

first_imgAre the brains of pathological gamblers wired differently from the rest of us? Why would a researcher let a sand flea live in her body? And how is a new cat fossil redrawing the feline family tree? Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Sarah Crespi.Listen to the full Science podcast.Read the transcript.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Hear more podcasts.last_img read more

Qatar beats Japan in Asian Cup final for first major title

first_imgQatar’s forward Hasan Al Haydos, center, lifts the trophy for the winners of the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar in Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Long scorned for a lack of soccer pedigree, Qatar will enter the 2022 World Cup as the champion of Asia.The Asian Cup was lifted by Qatar for the first time on Friday after a series of victories on the field just as improbable as winning the vote in 2010 that secured the FIFA showpiece for the small, super-rich Gulf nation.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “It’s a huge disappointment,” Japan captain Maya Yoshida said. “But we have to learn from this defeat.”Victory will give Qatar renewed hope of being able to compete against the globe’s best teams when it qualifies for the first time for the World Cup — as hosts — in 2022.“This result doesn’t come from nothing,” said defender Bassam Al-Rawi, the other player whose eligibility was questioned by the UAE. “It came with lot of effort. It came from determination. It came from immense hard work on the pitch. We were able to win today because we took all the chances.”There is an even stronger test for the squad in June when Qatar joins Japan as guest nations at the Copa America. Qatar is in a group with Argentina, Colombia, and Paraguay.“This is one step more to continue developing the team to play another tournament in the summer and to be ready for 2022, to represent Qatar as a very competitive team at the World Cup,” Qatar coach Felix Sanchez said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Rising steadily Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While Japan entered the Asian Cup hotly tipped to win a fifth title, the Qataris hadn’t even reached the semifinals before. But confounding the disparity in the FIFA rankings — with Qatar at 93 and Japan at 50 — the Gulf nation won the final 3-1 to claim its first major soccer title.The strong attacking display was a reflection of Qatar’s remarkable run over the last month in the United Arab Emirates, scoring 19 goals and conceding only once in winning all seven games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Qatar today is a top Asian team,” goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb said. “We wrote history.”After upsetting the final favorite, players wrapped themselves in Qatari flags in a display of patriotic furor that will have resonated far beyond the stadium in Abu Dhabi. Since joining other Arab countries in cutting diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Doha in 2017, the UAE warned residents that expressing sympathy for Qatar could lead to fines and imprisonment. The UAE is among a quartet of nations accusing its regional foe of supporting extremists, which Qatar denies, and even prevented the team from traveling direct to Abu Dhabi for the tournament.There was even an attempt by the UAE to get Qatar disqualified after losing their semifinal. Tournament organizers confirmed only hours before the final they dismissed a challenge by the UAE against the eligibility of two Qatar players who were born outside Qatar.One of them, Almoez Ali, scored the opening goal against Japan in the 12th minute with an audacious overhead kick. That gave him an all-time tournament record nine goals, surpassing Ali Daei’s previous record tally of eight with Iran in 1996.Abdulaziz Hatem doubled Qatar’s lead with a curling strike in the 27th.While Qatar conceded its first goal of the tournament in its seventh game when Takumi Minamino netted in the 69th, Akram Afif restored the two-goal cushion in the 83rd from the penalty spot.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

China risks a dangerous escalation in SCS: US daily

first_imgWashington, Jul 14 (PTI) China risks a dangerous escalation unless it stops construction in South China Sea, a leading American daily warned today after Beijing rejected a UN-backed tribunals ruling that struck down Beijings claims over the disputed areas.”It is a major blow to (Chinese President) Mr Xis (Jinping) attempt to establish Chinese hegemony in the region and presents him with a fateful choice: embark on a dangerous escalation, or slowly and quietly back down,” The Washington Post said in a lead editorial.Noting that China?s communist regime is reacting with rhetorical frenzy to the ruling by an international tribunal rejecting its expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea, The Washington Post said Beijing?s insistence that the court decision is “invalid and has no binding force” only goes so far.”The Philippines sued under the Law of the Sea treaty, which China has ratified. That means the decision is legally binding whether Mr Xi recognises it or not,” The Post said.”Nations far beyond Asia will watch to see if the rising superpower violates a treaty it agreed to be bound by. If it does, the damage to China?s international standing and influence could prove considerably greater than whatever it might gain from fortifying a few coral reefs,” it opined.The Washington Post warned that the United States must be prepared for the possibility that Xi will double down on his adventurism, perhaps hoping to take advantage of a president in his last months of office who has responded weakly to red-line crossings in other parts of the world.advertisement”For some time experts have been concerned China would attempt to militarize Scarborough Shoal, placing planes or missiles 150 miles from Subic Bay in the Philippines; it has also threatened to declare an air defense zone over the South China Sea,” it said.”Any such action must be contested by the United States. The alternative would be to sanction Mr Xis use of raw power to advance his nationalist aims ? and open the way to serious conflict in East Asia,” Washington Post reported. PTI LKJ NSAlast_img read more

Saurav Ghosal sails into semifinals of Asian Squash Championships

first_imgIndia’s Saurav Ghosal today stormed into the semifinals of Asian Individual Squash Championship after an easy 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 victory over compatriot Vikram Malhotra here.The experienced Ghosal, seeded second in the tournament and ranked 30th in the world, needed just 43 minutes to thrash the 10th-seeded Malhotra. Ghosal kept his rival on the run with an array of shots and dominated the proceedings.He will take on Hong Kong’s Leo Au, the fifth seed, for a place in Sunday’s final.Ghosal, who reached the last eight in the championship’s previous edition in 2015, was too powerful for Malhotra, who has been doing well on the PSA Tour in recent times.Earlier, Au caused a mild flutter by getting the better of fourth-seeded countryman Yip Tsz Fung in four games after losing the opener.Au and Fung were locked in a battle of attrition in the first couple of games before the former pulled away to book a berth in the semifinals.Malaysian third-seed Mohd Nafiizwan overcame a mid-match slump to beat compatriot Yuen Chee Wern (7th seed) 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-4 to move into the last four after a 70-minute battle.Women’s top-seed Annie Au of Hong Kong also reached the semifinals as she hardly broke a sweat in her facile 11-5, 11 -6, 11-3 win against Japanese rival Satomi Watanabe in just 28 minutes.Results:Men’s singles (Quarterfinals): Mohd Nafiizwan (3) (Malaysia) beat Yuen Chee Wern (7) (Malaysia) 11-9, 11-6, 6- 11, 16-14; Leo Au (5) (Hong Kong) beat Yip Tsz Fung (4) (Hong Kong) 10-12, 12-10, 11-6, 11-4; Saurav Ghosal (2) (India) beat Vikram Malhotra (10) (India) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7.advertisementWomen’s singles (Quarterfinals): Tong Tsz Wing (6) (Hong Kong) beat Joey Chan (3) 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7; Annie Au (1) (Hong Kong) beat Satomi Watanabe (16) (Japan) 11-5, 11-6, 11- 3.last_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Five most heated moments on the cricket field

first_imgIndia and Pakistan cricket clashes in any part of the world have always been high-octane affairs. The two cricketing giants renew their rivalry when India and Pakistan face off at the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on June 4.There’s no doubt that the India-Pakistan clash will light up the mega event in England and Wales with supporters of both teams set to paint Birmingham ‘Blue’ and ‘Green’.India’s record against Pakistan in limited-overs cricket off late has been really impressive. Out of the contested seven matches since the 2012 bilateral series, which Pakistan won, the Men in Blue have come out on top on six occasions.The bilateral cricket between the two teams has been stalled for quite some time now due to political tensions and cross border terrorism and they meet only at the multi-team tournaments hosted by the International Cricket Council or the Asian Cricket Council.The two teams last met at the ICC World Twenty20 in March 2016. However, it has been over two years since India and Pakistan clashed in an ODI. They met at the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in which India outclassed Pakistan by 76 runs, thanks to Virat Kohli’s majestic hundred.In Champions Trophy, Pakistan lead India 2-1 but it was MS Dhoni’s team that won when the last time these two sides collided in 2013.The clashes in the past have seen a few controversies with players from both ends getting involved in ugly on-field spats.Here’s a look at the few on-field heated moments between India and Pakistan:advertisementMORE VS MIANDAD1992 — Javed Miandad acrobatically imitated an over-enthusiastic Kiran More during India vs Pakistan match in the 1992 World Cup in Sydney. More appealed for a run out leaping up and down that made Miandad furious. Miandad then turned towards More and the two exchanged a few words. The next ball, More again flipped the bails off but Miandad, who survived the run out again, this time imitated More jumping up and down.SOHAIL VS PRASAD1996 — Chasing 288 for a win in the quarter-final, Saeed Anwar and Aamer Sohail gave Pakistan a solid start. While Anwar fell for 48, Sohail continued with his aggression and probably paid the price of that. He hit Venkatesh Prasad for a four and signalled “go fetch that”. A fired up Prasad clean bowled the Pakistan opener next ball and gave him a send off.GAMBHIR VS AFRIDI2007 — Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi were involved in an ugly spat in Kanpur during the third ODI of Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007. The umpire had to intervene frayed tempers.GAMBHIR VS KAMRAN AKMAL2010 — Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal nearly came to blows during the drinks break in an Asia Cup game at Dambulla. Chasing 268 for a win, Gambhir struck 83 but the game was marred when Kamran Akmal’s confident appeal for a caught behind was denied by the umpire. Later in the drinks break a furious Akmal was seen engaging with Gambhir but umpires and captain MS Dhoni, who was on the other end, intervened to calm things down.HARBHAJAN VS AKHTAR2010 — Harbhajan Singh and Shoiab Akhtar were involved in an ugly onfield spat after the Turbanator hit the Rawalpindi Express for a massive six in an Asia Cup match in Dambulla. Harbhajan played a heroic knock in a tense chase and won the match for India with a six off Mohammad Amir.last_img read more

Olympiakos Beats Neptunas, 89-79

first_imgPIRAEUS – Greek power Olympiakos got its seventh win in eight Euroleague basketball games with an 89-79 win over the Lithuanian champion Neptunas Klaipeda.The two teams are stalwarts in their countries and put on a display of running and gunning and firing away, with the Greek side leading 47-36 at the half and keeping the Lithuanian team at bay in the second half.Brent Petway scored 20 points to lead the winners while Vassilis Spanoulis scored 13, collected five rebounds, had nine assists and drew nine fouls from frustrated defenders.The result means that Olympiakos will finish in the top two of its group and will probably avoid playing its Greek arch-enemy Panathiniakos in the next group stage of tourney play. A win over Red Star Belgrade at home next week will seal the top spot for Olympiakos.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Peter Handscomb to replace Usman Khawaja in Australia’s playing XI against England

first_imgAustralia coach Justin Langer has confirmed that Peter Handscomb will start the semi-final against England at Edgbaston on Thursday.Peter Handscomb was confirmed as a replacement for injured top-order batsman Shaun Marsh in their Cricket World Cup squad last week.He will start in place of Usman Khawaja, who injured his left hamstring on Saturday in the loss to South Africa in the group stage. Handscomb has represented Australia in 21 ODI matches and scored 628 runs with an average of 34.89.NEWS: Australia head coach Justin Langer confirms Peter Handscomb will come into Australia’s XI in place of Usman Khawaja for the #CWC19 semi-final against England on Thursday.He’ll be playing his first World Cup game. No pressure… #AUSvENG | #CmonAussie pic.twitter.com/DyZcNA8W4wCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 2019″To actually be able to do it (playing in a semi-final), is like living the dream,” Handscomb told reporters ahead of Australia’s semi-final against England. “It’s really sad obviously for the people who’ve gone down so late in the tournament. For those guys it’s gut-wrenching, but they’re also supporting the rest of the group. That’s the atmosphere we have in the dressing room.”Handscomb is likely to slot into the No.4 position, with Steve Smith moving up to replace the injured Usman Khawaja, who has also withdrawn from the squad.Usman Khawaja had injured himself while batting and the top order batsman will be out of action for approximately three weeks, which also leaves him in doubt for the start of the Ashes on August 1.advertisementMatthew Wade meanwhile has been called up to the squad as a replacement for Marcus Stonis, who has a side problem. Wade has been in irresistible form with 355 runs in four one-day matches on current Australia A tour.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?Also Read | Yograj Singh takes jibe at MS Dhoni, urges Ambati Rayudu to returnAlso See:last_img read more

Scudamore leaves Premier League post

first_imgPremier League Scudamore to stand down from Premier League post after 20 years Jamie Smith 01:08 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Richard Scudamore Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Chelsea Manchester City Manchester United Arsenal Liverpool After spending almost two decades years in the position, the Premier League’s executive chairman is to leave his job by the end of 2018 Richard Scudamore is to leave the Premier League after almost 20 years as the organisation’s executive chairman.Scudamore, who will step down by the end of 2018, helped to build the Premier League into one of football’s most dominant bodies, overseeing massive increases in revenues and attendances.A report released by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group in April found Premier League clubs’ combined revenue increased to a record £4.5 billion ($6bn) in the 2016-17 season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “It’s an absolute privilege to have been allowed to enjoy this role for so long, it is too much fun to be called a job,” Scudamore said in a statement.”Football is an intoxicating environment and therefore difficult to give up being so involved, but my passion for what football means to so many and the positive impact it can make will never diminish.”He added: “This past 20 years would not have been possible without the continuing support and encouragement of the clubs and the unstinting efforts of my colleagues at the Premier League.”We could not have achieved so much without the enormous commitment of broadcast and commercial partners across the world. That number will run into hundreds. They have all contributed to our story and I would like to thank them enormously.”Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who heads the Premier League’s audit and remuneration committee, has revealed that the search for Scudamore’s successor is already underway.”We expect to make an appropriate appointment in good time so there can be a seamless transition,” he said.”I speak for all the clubs when I say we are very sorry that Richard will be leaving, but we could not have asked for anything more from him. For 20 years he has led the Premier League with distinction.”Whilst probably best known for the outstanding growth he has delivered, most importantly he commands the respect of everyone in football for the dignified and positive way he has managed the complexities of keeping the league together and moving us forward.”The Premier League certainly will go on from strength to strength; we also hope that Richard enjoys a very healthy and successful future.”When he eventually leaves later in the year it will be with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for a job well done.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Roy Keane backs Solskjaer despite Manchester United’s worst start in 30 years

first_img Reuters ManchesterOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 08:46 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer conceded results are a cause of concern for Manchester United at the moment (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United held 1-1 at Old Trafford by ArsenalUnited are at 10th spot with just 9 points from 7 matchesNo doubt he will be disappointed at not winning enough games: Keane on SolskjaerFormer Manchester United captain Roy Keane lent his support to the club’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their latest disappointing result left them with a point from a 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal on Monday.United are in 10th place with just nine points, their worst start after seven games for 30 years, and they have won just one of their last six league games.But with youngsters introduced to the side this season, Irishman Keane, who won seven Premier League titles with United, believes his former team mate needs time to shape the team.”I think he has been brilliant, a good honest guy. It is hard work at the moment, but there are six or seven young players learning their way,” Keane said on Sky Sports.”We’re all very impatient, we want success yesterday, but you have to give the man time. He is frustrated, under pressure, but dealing with it. He’s a classy guy but no doubt he will be disappointed at not winning enough games,” he added.United beat Chelsea 4-0 in their opening game but their only league victory since was a 1-0 win over Leicester City. Keane said Solskjaer deserved the chance to bring in new players.”They have given him the job. Support him in a couple of transfer windows. Are there more tough days ahead? You bet your life, but you need to stick with it,” he said.”There was a lack of quality from both teams tonight. Their lack of goals, the lack of opportunities they’re creating.”advertisementResults are a cause for concern: SolskjaerSolskjaer said that despite some encouraging individual displays, United’s results were a concern.”There are many things we look at and many things that give me loads of confidence,” he said.”We can talk about performances but it’s the results that matter. You can talk about the results, I can talk about the six out of seven games good performances,” he said.Also Read | Manchester United beat Liverpool to register maiden Women’s Super League victoryFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow ArsenalFollow Roy KeaneFollow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Premier league Next Roy Keane backs Solskjaer despite Manchester United’s worst start in 30 yearsManchester United were held 1-1 by Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday and the result saw the club slip to their worst ever start to a Premier League season in 30 years. advertisementlast_img read more

The Manual Wind: Bell & Ross BR03-96 Big Date

first_imgLike building blocks, there can only be so many shapes of a watch case.  Round, square, tonneau, rarely rectangular, and thankfully nothing triangular.  The square timepiece, if proportioned correctly, can be very attractive on the wrist.  Bringing the square to the forefront many years ago, Bell & Ross exploded on the scene with their BR01 model.  The oversized 46mm case was perfect for the then ‘bigger is better’ watch mentality.  Since then, that mentality has deflated some making way for the more practical and wearable BR03.  Always hiding behind its larger counterpart, this 42mm square gets its turn.  Bell & Ross has released a new complication in this case with some great looking dials; the Bell & Ross BR03-96 Big Date.The 42mm case with automatic movement always had a date function in the other complications, but as the name says, its now larger.  With a slightly exposed date wheel displaying this larger date at the 3’oclock, this piece takes on new dial proportions.  The new dials offered are different from previous dials.  Two variations include a steel and black dial in the base piece and the same dial but with gold accents in the Golden Heritage edition. The Golden Heritage is fit with a camel colored calf strap to bring out the gold accents, while a black strap fits the contrast well of the other.I like this move by Bell & Ross to reintroduce some simple pieces into their line.  The BR03 42mm case was always the better fit in my opinion, no matter ones wrist size.  With the brand producing many limited editions and more out there designs lately, this piece offers simplicity, attention to detail, and a more useful complication.  These pieces are hardly meant to be worn formally and Bell & Ross has done a good job creating a new casual watch thats squarely classic.  If you are still unsure about the square, these pieces should have you considering one at a well priced $3,700 msrp. How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands Does No-Phones Dining Have A Future? Industry Professionals Give Us Their Take last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Balfour Bridge Balfour Bridge on the Balfour Road, off Route 289, will be closed from repairs. A walking bridge is in place. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 KINGS COUNTY: Black Rock Road Traffic on Black Rock Road will be reduced to one lane at the Highway 101 overpass for overpass repairs. Traffic signals are in place until Tuesday, Oct. 5. Drivers should expect delays and travel with extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Mines Bass River Road Mines Bass River Road will be closed for bridge repairs until Friday, Jan. 31, 2011. Detour route on East and West Montrose Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 at the Cobequid Pass Toll Plaza will have a one lane closure to replace concrete slab until Sunday, Oct. 24. There is a detour for oversized traffic on Trunk 4. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-7085 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fox Harbour Bridge The Fox Harbour Bridge on Ferry Road, near Wallace, is closed to traffic. A temporary, one-lane detour bridge will be opened for drivers in the area during repairs to the regular bridge. Traffic at the detour bridge will be controlled by traffic signals. Drivers should travel with caution and be prepared for delays. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Parker Mountain Road Parker Mountain Road from 1.1 kilometres north of Trunk 1 will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic Control will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hubbards Bridge Hubbards Bridge located on Trunk 3 will be closed to traffic for replacement of the bridge until Friday, Dec. 31. A detour is available on Shankle Road. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 INVERNESS COUNTY: Peter Campbell Bridge Peter Campbell Bridge on the Orangedale/Iona Road is being replaced. A section of the road between McIvor Road and Portage will be closed, expect for local traffic until Monday, Oct. 4. Please use alternate route if possible. Local Area Office: 902-756-2140 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CONTINUING WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Amherst town line, south for about 4.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing until Friday, Oct. 8. Traffic control personnel are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Pumping Station Road The Pumping Station Road will be closed to through traffic between Route 204 and Hastings Road to allow for culvert replacement. The project is scheduled for completion on Friday, Oct. 15. Local Area Office: 902-664-7370 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 at the Kentville/New Minas town line will be reduced to one lane for the replacement of a culvert until Friday, Oct. 8. Traffic signals are in place and delays are expected. Drivers should use an alternate route if possible. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road There are lane reductions on Grand Lake Road from the traffic signals at Central Supplies to the entrance to Mayflower Mall for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and is scheduled to be finished by the end of October. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 DIGBY COUNTY: Robinson Weir Road Robinson Weir Road, from 300 metres north of Route 303, will be reduced to one land for paving and shouldering until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Mira North Road Grand Mira North Road, 16.5 kilometres from Route 327 will be closed for culvert repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 6. Alternate route on Grand Mira South. Local Area Office: 902-563-2250 KINGS COUNTY: Route 360 Route 360 at Highway 101 Overpass (Berwick – Exit 15) will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and resurfacing from Friday, Oct. 1 until Sunday Oct. 31. Traffic signals in place. Expect minimal delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 KINGS COUNTY: 358 Bridge by Port Williams Cornwallis River Bridge in Port Williams will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Keltic Drive Keltic Drive, from the tracks east for 20 kilometres to Sydney River Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for milling, upgrading and repaving until Friday, Oct. 15. Traffic control personnel and a vehicle will be on site. Detour route: Highway 125 to Exit 5 and 6. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 212 Route 212, from two kilometres east of Oldham Road to Antrim Road for 8.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 DIGBY COUNTY: Meteghan River Bridge Meteghan River Bridge in Digby County will be closed until Wednesday, Dec. 15, to construct a permanent bridge. Detours are available on D’Entremont Road, 2nd Division Road and Placide Comeau Road. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, Havre Boucher Overpasses Frankville Road and Linwood Road overpasses, on Highway 104 near Havre Boucher, have alternating lane closures for concrete repairs, joint replacement and waterproofing, until Friday, Oct. 8. There will be timed lights at both overpasses to assist drivers through the construction zone but delays are expected. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers can use Trunk 4 as an alternate route between Exit 37 (Monastery) and Exit 38 (Havre Boucher). Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 DIGBY COUNTY: Acacia Valley Road Acacia Valley Road, from 1.5 kilometres west of Exit 26 to Ridge Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, for replacement. Detour from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail Construction Sections of the Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) will be reduced to one lane from south of Lewis Mountain Road north for about 6.5 kilometres for repaving. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and is scheduled to be finished by the end of October. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, for about 5.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for construction until Sunday, Oct. 31. There is a detour on Keltic Drive. Traffic control people and a vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-565-2518 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8 from about one kilometre south of Virgina Road in South Milford will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic Control will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Street Bridge Street between Kingston and Greenwood will have periodic lane closures for cold planing and repaving from Monday, Oct. 4 until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Spa Springs Road Spa Springs Road, from Route 362 to the bridge 500 metres west of the Route 221 intersection, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Exit 5 Exit 5 on Highway 125 will be closed for upgrades until Sunday,Oct. 31. A detour route is marked and drivers should use Exit 4 or Exit 5A, as directed. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518center_img ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Granville Road Granville Road in Port Wade will be reduced to one lane for repaving and shouldering until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic Control will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 QUEENS COUNTY: Pulp Mill Bridge The Pulp Mill Bridge on River Road will be closed for bridge replacement until Monday, Oct. 11. Detour on Old Garden Road in Pleasantfield. Local Area Office: 902-354-5035 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from 1.3 kilometres east of Cape Breton/Richmond County line, will be reduced to one lane for about five kilometres for paving and bridge repairs until Tuesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2247 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on Highway 104 near Exit 27 in Sutherlands River, is being diverted to a newly built 450-metre detour around the construction zone. A speed limit of 70 km/h remains in place through the construction zone. The detour is expected to be in place until October. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from 3.8 kilometres west of Fox Island Road east to the Canso town line, will have alternating one lane closures for cold planing, pulverization, gravelling and re-paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control personnel and pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and for some time over the weekend. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road will be reduced to one lane each way for road work until Friday, Oct. 15. Expect delays and rough surface. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cheticamp River Bridge Cheticamp River Bridge on the Cabot Trail will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, Prospect Road from lights at Trunk 3 intersection towards Exhibition Park will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Oct. 8. Traffic will be stop and go. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. There will be no lane restrictions from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during week days. Local Area office: 902-835-3935 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 3 Sections of Trunk 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) are reduced to one lane between Cleveland Point Road and Boutiliers Point Road for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-229-1109 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Traffic on Highway 102 is reduced to one lane in each direction at Exit 9 (Milford) to construct a new interchange. Delays are possible. Drivers should exercise caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction zone. Work takes place from dusk until dark until the end of the year. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Sections of Trunk 2, from Shubenacadie River north to the intersection of Route 214 at Elmsdale, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 362 Traffic on Route 362, from Mosher Hill north for about one kilometre, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Gardiner Road Gardiner Road, for about four kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, pipe work and paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-565-2518 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street in Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Friday, Dec. 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 201Route 201 from Old Mill Road in South Farmington, east for about 500 metres, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 255 Route 255 from Homeville/Round Island Line towards Mira Gut Bridge for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for re-paving and bridge repairs until Friday, Nov. 19. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 206 Route 206, from the intersection of Route 320 in Martinique south to Creighton Road will be reduced to one lane for ditching, cleaning culverts and paving until Friday, Nov. 12. Traffic control is on site. An alternate route is available on Route 320. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-625-4025 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, west of Trunk 4 at River Tillard, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Oct. 8. Traffic control personnel and pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30, Cabot Trail Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail), from East Big Interval Road for about 2.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving, shoulder work, and guardrail repairs until Monday, Oct. 4. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Delays Expected Traffic on Highway 101 is reduced to one lane west of Exit 14 at Coldbrook for bridge repairs until further notice. Delays are expected and alternate routes should be taken. Motorists exercise caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, from Route 201 in Nictaux south to Varnier Mountain Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday. Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Traffic on sections of Trunk 2 between the Truro town line and Kennedy Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until the end of October. Drivers should expect delays or use an alternate route if possible. Local Area Office: 902-893-5790 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10, North Ridge Road Trunk 10 at North Ridge Road, about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, patching and paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 376 Route 376, from Pictou Rotary for about five kilometres to Route 256, will be reduced to one lane for pipe work until Sunday, Oct. 31. Delays are expected. Traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Victoria Bridge on Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for repairs and paving until Friday, Oct. 8. A traffic signal is in place. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 DIGBY COUNTY: Route 303 Route 303 from Exit 26 north to Digby Town line will be reduced to one lane for widening, upgrading, patching and paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, from Meadows Road west to St. Mary’s Church, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Oct. 14. A pilot vehicle will guide motorists. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2247 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30-last_img read more

The statesman

first_imgNarendra Modi never ceases to surprise. He surprised everyone, probably including himself, by sweeping the 2019 elections. The brutal victory evoked fears of Armageddon and critics saw Modi 2.0 as confirmation of the proclamation of a Hindu Rashtra. But these have since been found to be grossly exaggerated. The massive victory seems to have done some magic as Modi in his second term has behaved more like a statesman than anything else that has been conjured up of him. Also Read – A special kind of bondHis address to members before the commencement of the first day of proceedings of the newly-elected Lok Sabha was a star performance, especially his gesture of reaching out to the opposition in the interest of legislating for fulfilling the aspirations of ‘130 crore Indians’. “When we come to Parliament, we should forget paksh (treasury) and vipaksh (opposition). We should think about issues with a nishpaksh (impartial) spirit and work in the larger interest of the nation,” the Prime Minister said. That was more statesman-like than Modi has ever been known for. Also Read – Insider threat managementSimilarly, his emphasis on the constructive role of the opposition, even in its truncated form, is a refreshing change. “The opposition need not bother about their numbers. I hope they speak actively and participate in the proceedings of the House with gusto,” Modi said. One hopes the new Speaker takes note and extends the courtesy to the leader of the opposition. Ever since he was swept to power on the wave of what he claimed to be India’s first ‘pro-incumbency wave’, Modi has been maintaining that it was important for the NDA to listen to the opposition ‘even if the opposition had just one member’. Modi even reminded the opposition of its duty to constructively oppose the government. After winning his second mandate, the Prime Minister used typical symbolism to pick Kerala’s temple town of Guruvayur for his first public meeting, where he delivered a clear message on his government’s policy of inclusiveness. He told an enthusiastic crowd of BJP supporters that he opted to hold his first public meeting in Kerala, although the state did not send a single BJP representative to the Lok Sabha. “Some people must be wondering what kind of a man this Modi is, coming first to a state which refused to elect a single BJP candidate,” the Prime Minister said in a speech at a school ground near the famous Sri Krishna temple at Guruvayur, where he offered prayers. Modi said his government belonged to 130 crore Indians and not just the people who voted BJP back to power. He also complimented the people of Kerala for participating in the great national festival of democracy. He said he considered the people of Kerala in the same way as he considered the people of Varanasi. This was in sharp contrast to what Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on the same day at a place not far off from where Modi was speaking. In Wayanad for a thanks-giving visit for electing him convincingly while his supposed family burrow of Amethi rejected him, Rahul continued to attack Modi and reiterated his charge that the prime minister was a liar. Rahul’s diatribe appeared to be completely out of sync with Modi’s approach, which was anchored on moderation and conciliation. The same symbolism was on show when Modi first entered the central hall of Parliament House for his second term as he bowed down ritualistically before the Constitution, which his government had been accused during the election campaign and the period leading up to that of systematically subverting. This phase was marked by an orchestrated campaign against Modi’s alleged disregard for the constitution and its institutions, which prompted the prime minister to complain against what he derisively described as the ‘Khan Market Gang’. Later in his address to the new batch of MPs, he asked the NDA members not to discriminate against anyone and win the trust of minorities, who he said had been cheated by the Opposition for generations and now it is time to win them over. He pointed out that the minorities have been made to live in an ‘imaginary fear’ all this while and the ruling front MPs have to break this ‘deception’. He said they should take everyone along, including those who have not voted for the ruling alliance and have been its trenchant critics. Down and out in the Modi tsunami, the opposition parties by and large seem to have reconciled themselves to the new reality. But the ‘Khan Market Gang’ is persisting with its ways, running down the verdict of the people and igniting passions. Some of the writings by the so-called members of the gang deserve unequivocal condemnation. An article carried by a news portal captioned ‘Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle subsumed as a community is under an emergent Hindu nation’, authored by a Muslim, provides a good sampling of the attempts to create the fear psychosis that Modi referred to in his speech. The highly provocative article surmises that the 2019 election results have one clear message: ‘a New India is here and it is a Hindu Rashtra’. It argues that it is too simplistic to give credit for the BJP’s massive mandate to the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo and claims that the credit should go to over 180 years of sustained efforts of ‘Sangh Parivar reformists’. “However, out of all that is being spoken about in this victory — Shah, Modi, New India, and a Hindu nation — the Muslims of the country are left with a question: Where are we in all this?” Whether it is the result of an oversight by the editors of the portal or a deliberate attempt to ignite passions, it is a fit case for the Press Council of India to take up. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Weather Network forecasts mild dry fall in store for most of Canada

first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – One of Canada’s most high-profile forecasters is projecting comparatively mild temperatures and dry conditions for much of Canada this coming fall.The Weather Network says temperatures are expected to be near or above seasonal norms from coast to coast, with only momentary flashes of prospective winter conditions.Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott says the outlook is similar for precipitation.Most regions are on course to receive rainfall in line with seasonal averages.The one exception is the East Coast, which Scott says is likely to experience some fallout from an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season.The network says Canadians fresh from summer conditions that have deviated from the norm in many cases can now ease into a “quintessentially Canadian” autumn.“We think that this fall will have its share of ups and downs, as is normal, but there will be a few more ups than downs,” Scott said in a telephone interview.This especially holds true for those who prefer a dose of summer mixed in with transitional fall temperatures, Scott said, adding milder conditions are expected to prevail across most of the country.This will be particularly pronounced in Western Canada, which Scott said is just cooling down from an unusually warm past few months.He said fall temperatures are expected to exceed seasonal norms in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, western Manitoba, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.Areas further east, including Ontario and Quebec, have already experienced previews of fall weather in recent weeks thanks to some unseasonable dips in temperature, but Scott said those regions, too, will see overall warmer weather, forecasting an unusual number of pleasant days in October especially.Southwesterly air approaching the Atlantic provinces is expected to keep temperatures in check slightly above the normal range, Scott said, but added the area should brace for wetter conditions than the rest of the country.“We’ve had such a busy Atlantic hurricane season,” he said. “There may be some remnants of storms, or at least moisture from those storms, that gets pulled up and gives us above-normal precipitation for the next few months.”Central provinces will see close to average precipitation, with heavier individual rainfall balanced out by a higher proportion of rain-free, pleasant days, he said.Such conditions will come as a relief to stretches of Ontario and Quebec, which shivered through unseasonably cool and wet summer months.Scott said dry conditions that characterized the summer across the southern Prairies and southeast interior of British Columbia are expected to carry over into the autumn, with rainfall levels expected to be below seasonal averages.The B.C. coast, however, can expect typical rainfall patterns, which Scott said may come as a relief to an area ravaged by wildfires in recent months.Scott said winter conditions will likely settle in nationwide around mid-November, adding colder temperatures are expected to prevail across a large swath of the country for the latter part of the year.— With files from Maija Kapplerlast_img read more

Gwyneth Paltrow Hosts In goop Health Wellness Summit In Los Angeles

first_img An In goop Health retail hall, including a wellness pharmacy, an athleisure shop, a clean-beauty apothecary, and exclusive goop collaborations, such as a nontoxic polish by goop x Côte Nails. The hall also featured an installation from ecologically sensitive electric car company Karma Automotive, the official auto partner of In goop Health. A concluding party with cocktails by Ketel One Botanical, a 100% non-GMO vodka infused with natural essences. goop, the modern lifestyle brand founded and helmed by Gwyneth Paltrow, hosted the third installment of its popular wellness summit, In goop Health.GWYNETH PALTROW HOSTS IN GOOP HEALTH WELLNESS SUMMITThe consistently sold-out summit featured thought-provoking discussions with leading voices in the wellness space and showcased bespoke activations that spoke to our emotional and physical health.The summit featured: A full day of issue-focused panels with leading doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and boundary-pushing celebrities. Highlights included:Intimate fireside chats conducted by Paltrow with creatives such as Meg Ryan and Janet Mock;- A discussion on the cannabis industry with innovative scientists and entrepreneurs, moderated by actress Lake Bell and presented by MedMen. Goop also curated a selection of cannabis-adjacent products at MedMen’s new Abbott Kinney location, which opened today;- An exploration on intuition, creativity, and unlocking your potential led by author and poet Cleo Wade;- Inspired by The Sex Issue and The Post-Natal Depletion Cure – new releases from goop’s book imprint – a Tantra and polarity session with Michaela Boehm, and a Q & A with Loom’s Erica Chidi Cohen and Dr. Oscar Serrallach presented by Munchkin;- A Q & A with leading female entrepreneurs on “Career Health”- A breakout session on plant nutrition, moderated by actress Mena Suvari with Kelly Leveque and Keri Glassman and presented by Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk;- Discussions on the autoimmune spectrum, longevity and health span, where scientists and doctors explained the art of maintaining, and even optimizing, your health at every age. Health-driven food options from top vendors, chefs and food purveyors, including Moon Juice, Gracias Madre, Café Gratitude, Methodology, Kye’s, P.Y.T., Blue Bottle Coffee, Four Sigmatic, Kreation, Dream Pops, Wanderlust Creamery and pizza with activated charcoal crust from Jewel. The VIP lunch was hosted by Jessica Koslow of Sqirl. Wellness experiences including facial stations and master classes by Tata Harper, Shiva Rose, Herbivore Botanicals, May Lindstrom, Anastasia Achilleos, Cyrohealth and Annee de Mamiel, and a LED eye mask station by Dennis Gross. The popular no-makeup makeup station by Glamsquad, and B12 shots from the Hydration Room were also back by popular demand. Complimentary limited-edition slides by vegan shoe company, Native Shoes, were provided to all guests upon entrance. Personalized sessions including scent blending with natural perfumer Douglas Little, human design with Lynette Hagins, life-path readings with Susan Grau, numerology by Josh Siegel, Akashic Record readings by Amor Luz, pulse readings by Martha Soffer of Surya Spa, tarot card readings from Angie Banicki, crystal readings with Kiki Matoba-Smith, Reiki classes with Kelsey Patel, breathwork with Ashley Neese, meditation with Light Watkins, chakra cleansing and psychic readings by Deganit Nuur of Nuurvana, manifestation workshops with Suzannah Galland, aerial yoga with Lululemon, and more. A gift bag stocked with goop-approved beauty, fashion and wellness products, including Tru Niagen, Rent the Runway, The Organic Pharmacy, Naturopathica, May Lindstrom and Olio E Osso. A Wellness Weekender package, which included a two-night stay at Hotel Casa del Mar, exclusive fitness classes, and an invite to a cocktail party the night before the summit. An “eat ugly” produce wall created by Imperfect Produce, which fights food waste by salvaging unclaimed goods directly from farmers. 20% of fruits and vegetables never make it off the farm due to cosmetic reasons alone. All produce from the welcome wall will be donated to LA Compost and reused as a resource for our ecosystems.In collaboration with Mother Denim, goop staff wore “goopfellas” tees, which were also available in the goop Hall for guests to purchase.In goop Health took place at 3Labs in Culver City, with additional events held at Shutters on the Beach, the official hotel partner of In goop Health.last_img read more

Spokesman Iran to break stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran — A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days.Behrouz Kamalvandi made the comment in a news conference carried live on Iranian state television on Monday.He spoke to local journalists at Iran’s Arak heavy water facility.His comments come in the wake of suspected attacks on oil tankers last week in the region that Washington has blamed on Iran and amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America for the nuclear deal.Kamalvandi acknowledged that the country already quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.The Associated Press

IGP makes startling revelations on President before PSC

He had later found out that the President had said not to invite him. (Colombo Gazette) IP Nishantha is the lead investigator in several key cases including the case on the abduction of 11 Tamil youth.The IGP also said that he had not been invited for Security Council meetings since last October. The IGP also said that the President did not want him to attend the National Security Council meetings since last October. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara made some startling revelations on President Maithripala Sirisena before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today.He alleged that he was under pressure from President Maithripala Sirisena to transfer a key investigator of the Criminal Investigations Department. Responding to questions posed by the PSC, the IGP said that the President had put him under pressure to transfer IP Nishantha who is attached to the Criminal Investigations Department. read more

Woods signs deal for exclusive content on global GOLFTV

NEW YORK — Tiger Woods has signed a deal with Discovery, Inc., that will offer behind-the-scenes access on GOLFTV, the PGA Tour’s new global streaming partner.Terms of the deal were not announced.GOLFTV is the brand name for Discovery’s on-demand video streaming service that starts next year. It plans to collaborate with Woods on wide range of programming designed to give viewers a closer look into Woods’ practice routines, life on the tour and some instruction.“I want to talk to golf fans and golfers everywhere, directly, and straight from me,” Woods said. “That’s important to me, talking about what we care about. What’s happening on the course, how to play better, how can I shoot lower scores tomorrow, how can I beat my friends?”The content will be owned exclusively by GOLFTV globally, including in the United States, where Discovery can still develop a distribution strategy.GOLFTV will be available in January except in the United States, South Korea and China, offering content such as featured holes and feature groups. Full PGA Tour coverage will be available around the world at different times through 2024.Discovery, which has networks including Discovery and Animal Planet, agreed to a $2 billion deal with the PGA Tour in June to deliver golf content directly to consumers in 220 markets outside the United States over the next 12 years.___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Jean Michael Seri wins Premier League Goal of the Month

first_imgFulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been awarded the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for AugustThe Ivory Coast international turned down interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in favour of a surprise move to the newly-promoted Fulham this summer for a fee in the region of £25m.Seri has since started all four of the Cottagers’ Premier League fixtures and has impressed with his quick adaption to English football.Now the Premier League have announced that Seri’s world-class hit against Burnley on August 26 has been voted as the Goal of the Month.The 27-year-old hit a clean long-range effort home to help Fulham secure their first win of the season.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“It was the distance, the unexpected decision to shoot, but also the trajectory of the shot,” said former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on the league website.“The ball started off at an angle so far outside of the far post that the goalkeeper was always scrambling to make up ground.“Add the curl, the angle of the ball and the sheer ferocity of the strike; the minute the ball left his boot there was only one place it was going to go.”Seri is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast.last_img read more