first_imgVANCOUVER – Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD) says it has received a formal notice from the Greek government initiating an arbitration hearing regarding the company’s Madem Lakkos metallurgical plant.The notice alleges a technical study for the plant is deficient and is in violation of a transfer contract and the environmental terms of the project.Eldorado said it is confident the study is “robust and consistent with the transfer contract, the business plan and the approved environmental terms of the project.”The company is embroiled in a fight with the Greek government over its gold mining operations in the country.Eldorado said earlier this week that it planned to suspend investment at its mines in Greece following what it said were delays in the issuing of permits and licenses.It received two key permits related to its operations in Greece on Wednesday, but the company said several issues remain outstanding.Eldorado chief executive George Burns said the company has sought a constructive relationship and dialogue with the Greek government.“Nevertheless, we will vigorously defend our rights and employ all legal means at our disposal,” Burns said in a statement.“We are confident in the completeness of our efforts in Greece, the rigour of our engineering and the vast potential benefit of these projects for regional and national stakeholders.”last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 3, 2013 4:31 pm MDT Stocks surge on Wall Street as hiring picks up; Dow crosses 15,000, S&P breaches 1,600 NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. stock market is surging past new milestones after the government reported a big pickup in hiring.The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time Friday, and the Standard and Poor’s 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600.The Dow gave up some of its gain and closed up 142 points at 14,973, an increase of 1 per cent.The S&P 500 surged 16, or 1 per cent, to 1,614.The driver was jobs. U.S. employers added 165,000 in April and more in February and March than previously estimated. The unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in four years, 7.5 per cent.Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was average, 3.6 billion shares. read more

Globally, there have been reports of at least 975 cases of the MERS virus, with 358 deaths, according to WHO.“New cases were now being reported on an almost daily basis,” WHO scientist Dr. Peter Ben Embarek told reporters in Geneva today.There were also reports, for the first time, of a case in the Philippines, involving a nurse who had returned from Saudi Arabia and had tested positive two days earlier, according to WHO. All of her contacts in the Philippines are now being followed, some of whom are showing signs of respiratory syndromes, but have tested negative thus far, the agency added.Dr. Ben Embarek said that since the latest large outbreak in May/June 2013, there had been a smaller surge in Saudi Arabia, which could typically be explained due to small hospital outbreaks. People were getting it through some sort of contacts with camels, or through close contact with primary cases in hospitals or households.He also said there were sporadic cases in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, but it was not yet established whether there was a seasonality regarding the disease, or if it was connected to camel husbandry practices. On why the virus was centred in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ben Embarek responded to a reporter’s question by saying that it was present in the whole region, with Saudi Arabia being the largest, central country there. Patients in Saudi Arabia also seemed to be more likely to seek medical treatment. A WHO mission would be going to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week at the request of the Saudi Government, in order to take preventive measures for a possible upsurge of cases in the spring, he said. Dr. Ben Embarek also said there was a need to increase surveillance in other parts of the world with large camel populations. Camels were not showing severe symptoms, perhaps some mild respiratory syndromes, which would not normally attract attention.When it came to human cases, said that those with weak immune systems were at most risk, while healthy young adults would normally not show serious symptoms, he said.He noted the fatality rate was 35 percent, and it was not easily transmissible among humans. Dr. Ben Embarek said that the vast majority of the cases had had exposure to one of the countries in the region. If one was suffering from one of the underlying conditions, one should try to avoid contact with camels, be careful when visiting markets, apply good hygiene practices, and avoid unnecessary visits to health centres, given that the virus was suspected to be circulating there as well. “Little is known on the exact risk factors and the ways the diseases is transmitted, but close contact with camels and consuming raw camel milk ought to be definitely avoided,” according to the WHO doctor. read more

Mr Tomsett is taking a personal injury claim against the church and says the incident has left him in “constant pain”.He said via his solicitors on Tuesday: “I’m taking action against the church as this whole thing was avoidable if the bells had been maintained properly. I’m the only one who has suffered.”I lost my job, I’m in constant pain and now the church has said what happened is not their fault. It doesn’t seem right.”St Helen’s in Abingdon have been contacted for comment. A bell-ringer who thought he was going to die when he was flung into the air during a practice session is suing the church for damages.Steven Tomsett, 18, broke both ankles in the incident at St Helen’s Church, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in January.The trainee engineer also damaged his right leg and injured his lower back when he was sent flying into the air after the wooden stay which keeps the bell upright was broken.Mr Tomsett, who was 17 at the time of the accident, said: “I was pulled quickly up into the air and just remember looking down and seeing everybody’s faces looking up at me. It was terrifying and was one of those moments when you think you are going to die. I thought, ‘is this really happening to me?'”At about 20ft up I let go and came crashing down and then heard somebody shouting for me to let go.”The pain I felt was just indescribable. I was in absolute agony. It’s fair to say I was using language that shouldn’t probably be used in church.”The teenager was rescued from the church tower by the fire service who winched him to the floor, as a stretcher could not be taken along the spiral staircase to the bell ringing room. 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. read more

first_imgLenoardo Bonucci decided to leave AC Milan and come back to Juventus as he had been playing there before he joined Rossoneri – but he could have easily become a member of Manchester United squad.The Italian centre-back spoke about his past choices as he claimed, according to Sports Mole: “Basically there have been some possibilities both with Manchester City and with Manchester United. With Manchester City when I received that offer (in 2016) I actually talked to the club, I talked to Juventus and we decided that it was good for me to stay and to keep on winning with Juventus.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“This year when I was told there was a possibility to go back home, to come back to Juventus I just stopped listening to any other offers and I decided to come back here.”“I feel at home. Here I really do my best, I just push myself to the maximum and that’s something at Milan I really didn’t manage, I didn’t succeed to achieve and that was probably because in my heart I had already made the decision that I wanted to go back home.last_img read more

first_imgThe Belgian midfielder is enjoying his time with the German Bundesliga leaders and is hopeful he can lift a trophy at the end of the season.Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel joined Borussia Dortmund this season.And he’s enjoying his time with the German Bundesliga leaders so far.“Everything’s gone well for me,” he was quoted by the Bundesliga website.“I’m playing for one of the biggest and greatest clubs in Europe.”“The team, the environment, the fans… everything here is just brilliant and emotionally charged. I’m very thankful and really happy that I’m now part of this outstanding team,” he added.“I have a lot of plans here, and I obviously want to try to win a title or two in the medium term with BVB. That’s why I play football.”He debuted professionally in 2006 with Standard Liege in his native Belgium.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.He moved in 2011 to Portuguese club Benfica, and the next year he was playing in the Russian Premier League with Zenit Saint Petersburg.In 2016 he spent two years with Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian, and in the summer he returned to top-flight football.“And I love the fact that the people here are so crazy about football. The whole region is mad about this club,” he said about Dortmund fans.“We knew how hard it would be to win in Leipzig,” he commented about the team’s latest matches.“They were unbeaten at home until we played them, and had the best defensive record in the league.”“In contrast, we were missing a lot of center backs, and even Marco Reus at the last minute. The way we won will give us even more self-confidence,” he explained.“Although they were three big points, we can’t let up even slightly. Hannover will be hard enough. They’re fighting for survival, and in the first game against them we only managed a draw.”last_img read more

first_imgThe City and Regional Magazine Association award nominations are out, and Texas Monthly leads the pack of nominees for the annual competition.CRMA picked 84 finalists out of more than 912 entries, and several of the 31 magazines received multiple nominations, led by Texas Monthly with 15 (including General Excellence and Excellence Online) and Los Angeles magazine with 14 (including General Excellence and Excellence in Design). Philadelphia received nine nominations, including Excellence in Writing and Designer of the Year; Atlanta received six, including General Excellence and Reporting.The 23rd annual contest is being coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA, as it has been for the past 12 years. Winners will be announced in Memphis, Tennessee at CRMA’s 32nd annual conference, slated for May 31 to June 2.For a full list of nominees, click here.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington resident Lijun Zhu was happy renting the accessory apartment off her Concord Street house on Airbnb, an online marketplace popular with individuals looking for short-term lodging.“[Renters] were screened very carefully. I never had any trouble. They were all nice people that I enjoyed hosting,” said Zhu. “My neighbors never had an issue.”Zhu’s Airbnb activity, however, stopped on September 25, after receiving a second cease and desist notice from the Town Building Inspector, notifying her that she was in violation of the town’s zoning bylaws.The letter read:“It has come to my attention that you are running a commercial business from your home, in violation of the Wilmington Zoning Bylaws, Section 3.1 General Principal Use Provisions — Except as provided by the Zoning Act, in each district, no land, structure or building shall be used except for the purpose permitted in the district as set forth in Section 3 and Table 1 Principal Use Regulations unless otherwise specifically permitted in this Bylaw. It is the intent of this Bylaw to prohibit in any district any use which is not specifically permitted herein.Airbnb, short-term rental use, is a commercial use and is strictly prohibited.Please call this office before October 13, 2018, so that we can discuss these violations. If I do not hear from you, I will have no resource but to start legal remedies which can result in fines of $100.00 a day every day you are in violation and could result, up to and including, an appearance in Woburn District Court.”Building Inspector Al Spaulding would later clarify to Wilmington Apple that he believes Airbnbs are not an allowed use under the town’s zoning bylaws. And both the previous Town Counsel and current Town Counsel shares his opinion.Zhu, with her attorney, was recently in front of the Wilmington Board of Appeals, asking members to overturn the Building Inspector’s decision, despite Town Counsel’s support of the Inspector’s position.Zhu’s attorney argued that Town Counsel did not review all the pertinent facts in this case. Town Counsel issued his opinion in December, before the applicant’s attorney even submitted his memo on January 9 outlining their arguments. Zhu’s attorney stressed that renting on Airbnb should be permitted in this case since the Board of Appeals, in 1986, issued a special permit to allow for the accessory apartment.Board of Appeals member Tony Barletta asked that the Town Counsel review Zhu’s attorney’s memo, with an emphasis on the preexistence of an accessory apartment.“The bylaws don’t really stipulate short-term rental vs. regular rental. I’d like to hear Town Counsel’s opinion related specifically to the special permit that’s in place,” said Barletta. “If they rent [the apartment], that’s what they were given permission to do. I’m confused as to why Town Counsel’s opinion didn’t factor that in. I’d think differently if it’a house renting out a bedroom and a bathroom, but this is an accessory apartment.”Board colleague Jacquelyn Santini agreed that clarification was needed in the bylaws as there is no mention of “short-term” when referencing rentals.Zhu noted that many Massachusetts communities do permit Airbnbs, including next door in Andover. She noted Airbnbs have become so popular that the state, in December, decided to add new regulations and taxes to Airbnbs effective July 2019. And Zhu’s attorney, while not debating the Lynnfield and Hull land court cases referenced in Town Counsel’s opinion, stressed that the allowance of Airbnb’s are governed by each individual community’s zoning bylaws, noting that Wilmington’s are very different from the two other communities cited.Santini was curious how the Building Inspector found out about about Zhu’s Airbnb, suggesting a neighbor must have complained. Zhu’s attorney speculated that the Building Inspector may have just gone on Airbnb’s website, looked at Wilmington’s listings, and contacted each renter.“From what I know, [the Building Inspector] sent everyone a letter to stop Airbnb rentals. He said that he sent everyone a letter,” said Zhu, who stressed that her situation is different from many of the other residents who received letters because of her accessory apartment special permit.The Board of Appeals unanimously voted to continue the matter to its March 13 meeting and to provide Town Counsel with the applicant’s attorney’s memo from January 9, plus his written response to the Counsel’s opinion, to see whether it changes Counsel’s position.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? 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first_imgMahathir swearing in as Malaysia`s seventh prime minister. Photo:The Straits TimesNinety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia’s establishment from power after more than six decades.In a huge political upset, former strongman Mahathir’s opposition alliance broke the grip on power of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which had governed Malaysia uninterrupted since its birth as an independent country in 1957.It capped a dramatic political comeback for Mahathir, who previously ruled the country with an iron fist for 22 years and came out of retirement to take on Prime Minister Najib Razak after the leader became embroiled in a massive corruption scandal.In a ceremony at the national palace steeped in centuries-old Muslim Malay tradition, Mahathir was officially sworn in as prime minister by King Sultan Muhammad V.Mahathir, dressed in traditional Malay dress, took the oath of office in a elaborately decorated room, with political allies and senior government officials in attendance.”I, Mahathir Mohamad, after being elected as prime minister, swear to carry out my task with all my ability, and that I will be loyal to Malaysia and preserve and defend the constitution,” he said.As he was sworn in, fireworks lit up in the night sky across Kuala Lumpur as people celebrated.Earlier, Mahathir and his wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali were driven into the palace past hundreds of well-wishers waving flags and chanting the national anthem.Mohamad Azlan Shah, a member of Mahathir’s party in the crowd, said he was “very proud”.”Our struggle to change Malaysian politics is not wasted. We believe Mahathir can make a change,” he told AFP.One of the most remarkable aspects of Mahathir’s comeback has been his reconciliation with jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, his former nemesis. Their relationship has loomed large over the Malaysian political landscape for decades.Anwar was Mahathir’s heir-apparent until the premier sacked him in 1998 over political differences, and he was subsequently jailed on charges of sodomy and abuse of power.Anwar was jailed again during Najib’s rule but is due out in June — and Mahathir has pledged to help him get a royal pardon, allowing him to run for political office again and potentially become prime minister.- ‘Waiting so long’ -As it became clear that BN was facing a historic wipeout, Najib disappeared for hours and only surfaced Thursday morning to tell a press conference that he accepted the people’s will, although he stopped short of conceding defeat.His comments were slammed by one analyst as “unstatesmanlike”.The opposition’s shock victory triggered euphoria and a sense of relief that a leader who was accused of massive graft and fanning racial tensions in the multi-ethnic country was finally on his way out.”We have been waiting for so long for this to happen,” Larson Michael, 35, a voter from just outside Kuala Lumpur, told AFP.”(Mahathir) has come back to help us regain the country. Now we want to see if he will fulfil… his promises.”The initial delight at the opposition victory will likely give way to some apprehension. Mahathir was also accused of being an authoritarian leader, and political opponents were thrown in jail during his time in office.The opposition faced an uphill battle at the election due to what critics said were no-holds-barred attempts by Najib to hang on to power.His government was accused of gerrymandering while activists said he hurled cash and gifts at voters and there was a litany of problems with the electoral roll, including dead people appearing on the list.In the event, voters turned out in droves across the country in a determined bid to oust Najib.Najib’s defeat could be just the start of his problems — Mahathir has vowed to bring him to justice over allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, which the scandal-hit leader set up and oversaw.In Mahathir, the opposition found the perfect person to take on Najib. He is a staunch Malay nationalist who could appeal to the country’s biggest ethnic group, and whose years in power were remembered as a prosperous period in the country’s history.Read moreMahathir to be sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime ministerlast_img

first_imgJon KylArizona’s new senator said, he would vote to repeal the nation’s health care law. That’s one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late senator John McCain, helped derail the party’s drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year.It could well be too little, too late.After years of trying to demolish former president Barack Obama’s prized law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed. Along with the law’s growing popularity and easing premium increases, that’s left top Republicans showing no appetite to quickly refight the repeal battle.”I’m not going to be asking for another vote on that this year,” no. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas said last week when asked if he favored reopening the issue in a postelection lame duck session. no. 3 House leader Steve Scalise, R-La, said, “We need to win this election and then get more seats next year.” Each is their party’s chief vote counter.That means any serious push to annul the statute would almost certainly hinge on Republicans retaining House control and adding Senate seats in November’s elections, neither of which is assured. If either goal eludes them on Election Day, President Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on one of his top campaign promises would have to wait for a second term, if he gets one.Republicans seemed to gain ground last week when Sen. Jon Kyl replaced McCain, who died in August from brain cancer. Kyl said in a brief interview that he would have backed the measure that McCain opposed, a pivotal vote that would have sustained the repeal drive.”It seems to me that would have been a useful thing to do,” Kyl said.That bill failed 51-49. A “yes” from McCain would have meant a 50-50 tie that Vice President Mike Pence could have broken by casting his own vote.Yet the two other GOP senators who also voted no, Maine’s Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, haven’t relented. With Republicans controlling the Senate 51-49, the GOP remains short of the 50 votes they’d need.”I would still oppose outright repeal,” Collins said in a short interview last week. In a written statement, aides said Murkowski “is not interested in another rushed, partisan process in the absence of a quality, comprehensive replacement” for the law.Republicans have one fewer seat this year because Alabama Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a December special election. Moore had defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Luther Strange in a party primary.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ruled out revisiting the health care fight before November’s midterm elections, citing the crush of spending and other bills facing Congress. He’s displayed little desire to revisit the issue, which many Democrats are using in their election campaigns because Obama’s law is widely accepted, especially provisions like requiring insurers to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.Returning to the health care fight is a decision “I don’t have to reach anytime soon and don’t have time to facilitate, even if I was so inclined,” McConnell told reporters last week. He has said he doesn’t want to resume the fight unless he can win, and his House counterpart is also showing his focus is elsewhere.”I haven’t even thought about it,” said house speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.A lame-duck session would last barely over a month and likely be absorbed with lingering budget disputes and picking the new Congress’ leaders.That would leave scant time for health care work, such as resolving intractable disputes about what a replacement bill would look like.Then they’d need an official cost estimate of any bill from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which could take weeks. They’d also have to take procedural steps to protect their bill from a Senate Democratic filibuster, which would otherwise essentially kill the measure by requiring Republicans to garner 60 votes to succeed.”There’s still a process that we have to go through, and people have to be aware of it,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who opposes the health care program. “You don’t just drop it from heaven like manna.”Explaining the diminished urgency, Cornyn cited Congress’ repeal last December of the tax penalty on people who don’t buy individual insurance. That requirement, aimed at prodding healthier people to buy coverage and stabilize health markets, was one of the law’s least popular provisions.Cornyn also mentioned Trump administration rules making it easier for people to buy short-term health care policies or association plans offered by groups of small businesses or self-employed people. Such packages could offer lower premiums but cover fewer benefits, and Democrats criticize them as undermining the consumer protections Obama’s law was designed to enshrine.Also easing pressure on Republicans to act are indications that insurance premiums, a major vexation for voters, are growing more slowly.An analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health and The Associated Press last week found a 3.3 per cent average increase in proposed or approved premiums across 47 states and Washington, DC, for 2019. The average increase nationally this year was about 30 per cent.Meanwhile, the House plans to vote this week on a bill easing requirements the law imposed on employers. The measure would make it easier for companies to provide health insurance for fewer workers, refund tax penalties firms paid for not covering employees and postpone a levy on expensive policies companies provide workers.Further underscoring the effort’s lack of traction, that measure seems certain never to emerge from Congress.last_img read more

first_imgA team out of Waseda University in Japan has unveiled some pretty cool images from the first half of the 20th century, given new depth with full colorization thanks to an artificial intelligence.Unlike colorizing black and white photos using software, which can be a lengthy process of repeated cleaning and coloring – this AI samples similar photos and applies those colors and tones to the photo at hand. So, for example, if you have an old black and white photo of your grandparent’s house – and that house is still standing today – you can take a photo of it and the AI will learn how to color the old photo based on the tones and levels from the modern day one.Similarly, if you have an old photo of an area or people that don’t exist, the program can still learn and adapt those colors from similarly colored images. The more photos and images it has to pull from, the greater detail and true to color matching it will be able to provide.The basic framework that is used to compile the final image is illustrated in the image above, which Waseda University published along with the full source code on GitHub. Of course, with older photos they are still going to have a bit of a vintage look to them. It appears the AI hasn’t learned to remove dust, scratches, or noise from an image. I’m sure that’s only a matter of time.The GitHub page shows some examples with newer grey-scale images colored by the AI, which look as if they came straight from a camera. It shows the enormous capability of the neural network’s capacity for understanding and using references and applying them to make up the proper colors for an image.But it’s easy when you have modern day source material to pull from.The images that Waseda University published stretch back to the early 1900’s, and really showcase what this system is able to do. If anything, it looks like this Japanese family got together for a memorial service, and someone put a vintage filter on it.The research team has found that the AI can restore the colors to nearly 90% “naturalness” in the photos. That’s a pretty good rate for a machine that will only grow and learn more as it develops over time. While the source code is available on GitHub, the team hopes to be able to release a program to the public sometime in the near future.The project, called “Let there be Color!: Joint End-to-End Learning of Global and Local Image Priors for Automatic Image Colorization with Simultaneous Classification” will be showcased at SIGGRAPH in July in Anaheim, CA.last_img read more

first_imgFreemasonry first became official in 1717, and is a well-known yet also highly secretive brotherhood. While the organization has made a conscious effort in opening its doors to the media in recent years, the details of their ceremonies have been kept under wraps. With all the pomp and ceremony associated with Freemasons, it’s easy to think of them as fanatically religious. However, despite their mystical symbols and rituals, the subject of God is actually downplayed.A CBS News article from 2013 quoted Masonic historian Brent Morris. He saw Freemasonry as largely separate from religious fervor, and a brotherly alternative to the bitter conflicts being fought between groups such as Catholics and Protestants:“(So) when the Freemasons were formed, [they] said, ‘Here’s a group of men that agree that God is central in their lives, they can even agree that God compels them to do good in the community, then they can shut up after that.’ That was a radical concept — that men could get together and agree on that fundamental level, and then get on with their lives.”A meeting of the Order of the Pug.This certainly wasn’t the place for non-believers, with atheists shown the door. Even so, the Catholic Church were not impressed. They saw the fraternity as a possible breeding ground for dangerous political thought, and in 1738 Pope Clement XII banned Catholics from joining the new flock.He did this through a decree called a “papal bull.” The name comes from the traditional lead seal used on documents, but the animal connection is important. That’s because in the same year a collective referring to itself as The Order of the Pug was formed.Members called themselves Mops (the German for Pug), novices were initiated wearing a dog collar.What was The Order of the Pug? It was devised by Clemens August of Wittelsbach, the Elector of Cologne, and in essence comprised of a group of Freemasons in Germany, who tweaked the format to facilitate their now-forbidden activities. The image of the pug was chosen for its qualities of loyalty, trust, and a steadfast character. All things that would come in handy when defying the wishes of the Pope!Porcelain pug figurine.The canine connection went beyond a name. In order to become a member, or “mop” (German for “pug”), you had to talk the talk, as well as walk the walk. And by walk they meant getting down on all fours. With a collar fastened around their neck, they would paw at the entrance, before being led in and woofed at by the assembled frat.Mysterious Ancient Societies That Disappeared into the history books.In addition to carrying a silver Pug medallion, there was also the small matter of kissing a dog’s behind. Thankfully it belonged to a porcelain pooch rather than a real one. The Order’s methods were eccentric in some ways but surprisingly progressive in others.One of the secret songs of the Order of the Pug.Women were allowed to be part of the organization as well as men. On the website The Masonic Trowel, the “Mopses” are described as “an androgynous, both sexes, Order,” one which “admitted females to all the offices, except that of Grand Master, which was held for life. There was, however, a Grand Mistress, and the male and female heads of the Order alternately assumed, for six months each, the supreme authority.”Women were allowed to be part of the organization as well as men. Exhibit in the Wadsworth Atheneum – Hartford, Connecticut, USA.Going back to the subject of porcelain, the UK’s National Trust Collections lists a piece called ‘The Lady of the Order of the Pug’ (‘Dame von Mops Orden’), sculpted by Johann Joachim Kändler around 1745.Portrait of Princess Ekaterina Dmitrievna Golitsyna by Louis-Michel van Loo (1759)“In her arms is a pet pug with a pink collar, while another in a blue-collar, partially hidden by the woman’s voluminous skirt worn over a pannier, relaxes at her feet…. The figure of the lady was commissioned by the ‘Printzessin von Herfordt,’ Princess Henriette Amalie of Anhalt-Dessau (1720–93), an unmarried mother who had been exiled to a religious foundation for noble ladies at Herford and at the time was Canoness of Herford.”Hard-paste porcelain figure of a member of the Order of the Pug,Such artistic displays indicate the Order was fairly well-known, even though Freemasons are supposed to operate in private. A book was written about them in 1745, with the catchy title of L’ordre des Franc-Maçons trahi et le Secret des Mopses révélé.Read another story from us: King used reverse psychology to make potatoes seem “worth enough to steal”They were said to die out as attitudes toward Freemasonry changed, though some accounts claim they carried on into the early 20th century. Maybe the appearance of being defunct is a masterstroke on the part of the Order, and that even now they could be crawling around on the floor barking out future plans…Steve Palace is a writer, journalist and comedian from the UK. Sites he contributes to include The Vintage News, Art Knews Magazine and The Hollywood News. His short fiction has been published as part of the Iris Wildthyme range from Obverse Books.last_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailParking problems are rife with more cars on the roads than ever before and particularly in North Staffordshire where the very makeup was never designed for such volume. Unless the city takes the Milton Keynes approach and starts from scratch, issues around traffic and finding somewhere to park up are never truly going to be solved. But parking on pavements has proved a gripe with parents angry when pushchairs can’t fit through the gap and wheelchair users understandably miffed at having to go into the road. In response to these national issues the Government is considering authorising new powers where drivers who do park on pavements will be hit with a £70 fine. Parking on pavements could end with motorists being hit with a £70 fine The only way of avoiding being hit in the pocket is if the individual has explicit permission from the relevant local authority. A Local Government Association spokesman said it’s not just inconvenient to pedestrians but also stretches are routinely damaged. He said: “Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians. “In addition, repairing kerbs, verges and pavements damaged by pavement parking is expensive at a time when councils continue to face huge funding pressures as a result of further cuts to funding from government. “The money spent on this would be better used to plug the £12 billion roads repair bill we currently face as a nation. poll loadingDo you think motorists should be fined for parking on pavements?1000+ VOTES SO FARYesNo “Councils would carefully consult with communities before banning pavement parking and this is done sparingly in response to concerns which they have raised. This will enable them to better protect vulnerable pedestrians and provide a more consistent approach for all road users.” Pavement parking has been banned in London for more than 40 years where specific local council by-laws are in place Wardens could fine drivers for parking on pavements The news the rest of the nation may follow suit has not been welcomed by motoring experts. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at, said: “The introduction of yet more parking fines will undoubtedly see some resentment from drivers as they could face a £70 charge for pavement parking. It’s incredibly important that the street-sides are clear to prevent any obstacles for pedestrians, but councils must recognise that parking is already a struggle for most drivers due to the lack of available spaces and existing restrictions.” Read MoreTrentham Gardens visitors call for second exit after car park chaos Edmund King, president of the AA, would be opposed to a blanket ban. He said: “There are some streets that are so narrow that if cars park on both sides it wouldn’t allow emergency vehicles or bin lorries to get through. We would be concerned if there was a blanket ban because it is clearly possible in some areas to park on the pavement while still allowing room for pushchairs or people in wheelchairs to pass.” In North Staffordshire the proposals have been met with a relatively warm reaction. John Beech, who is chairman of STAND (Stoke-on-Trent Area Network For Disability), said: “We’ve raised the issue with the local MPs and have asked the city council to support a by-law. It’s not just disabled people that are affected by pavement parking – it’s people with prams and the elderly. It’s a major danger – people have to walk in the road. If you do go down the A34 by the hospital, people are having to walk on the dual carriageway. I have a lot of sympathy for people who live in terraced houses as they were built well before cars were around.” Read MoreAre these the 10 most annoying roads in Stoke-on-Trent? Butt Lane councillor Kyle Robinson says it will take common sense to tackle the issue. He said: “In some places it could be a good idea because it can cause problems for people with buggies and the disabled. If it is going to be introduced, there needs to be common sense because people may need to park on the pavement, especially if they live in terraced housing. There needs to be a fine balance.”last_img read more

first_imgBrazilian authorities arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale on Friday over a dam collapse at one of its mines three weeks ago that killed at least 166 people and left 147 missing, presumed dead.Those apprehended — two executives, two managers and four members of teams that checked the stability of the collapsed dam — were being held to determine responsibility in relation to “hundreds of crimes of aggravated homicide,” the prosecutor’s office in the affected southeast state of Minas Gerais said in a statement.It said they would be held in custody for 30 days. Police with warrants were also carrying out searches for evidence, including in Vale’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.Information leading to the arrests and warrants came from statements to police by two engineers from a German firm, TUEV SUED, contracted by Vale to inspect and certify the dam.The engineers were arrested four days after the dam’s collapse along with three Vale employees for questioning and were released a week later.Four other TUEV SUED employees in Brazil were being sought by police.The January 25 dam collapse is Brazil’s worst industrial disaster. The reservoir, holding millions of tons of tailings — mineral-laced mining waste — broke apart and washed over the Vale iron ore mine near the town of Brumadinho.Most of those buried under its thick mud were mine workers, though some nearby residents were also engulfed.Emergency crews continue to pick through the mud to look for bodies, but officials have said it was likely not all remains would be recovered. An aerial view taken after the collapse of a dam, which belonged to Brazil’s giant mining company Vale, near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil on Jan. 25 2019. Minas Gerais Fire Department / AFP‘Crown jewel’Vale, the world’s biggest iron ore miner and one of Brazil’s biggest companies, lost a quarter of its market value after the disaster.It insists that it observed all safety regulations regarding the dam. It dismisses reports that potential problems were detected before the disaster, saying they were addressed.Its CEO, Fabio Schvartsman, said Thursday that Vale should not be punished over the disaster at its mine.The company, he said, “is a Brazilian crown jewel that cannot be condemned for an accident that occurred in its dam, no matter how big the tragedy,” he told a Congressional committee.The disaster was the second involving Vale in three years in the same region of Brazil, after a 2015 collapse of another tailings dam at a jointly owned mine that caused what is considered the country’s worst-ever environmental catastrophe.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Lula’s detention rattles Brazil as heat on Rousseff increases Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position Brazil’s Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first weeklast_img read more

first_imgFormer deputy attorney-general and ECHR judge Loukis Loukaides was given a suspended four-month jail sentence for perverting the course of justice in a private criminal case in Larnaca, daily Politis reported on Tuesday.The 81-year-old lawyer committed the offence in July 2015 and he was sued by three lawyers. Loukaides was charged with perverting the course of justice after he sent a letter to the Larnaca court registrar informing her that prosecution was dropped against certain people, including himself, in a separate private criminal case.It later emerged that only the prosecution against Loukaides had been suspended. Handing down the sentence, the court said it had taken into consideration Loukaides’ age and his long service to justice.However, the fact that he had also served as deputy AG meant he should have been twice as careful on such matters. Politis said Loukaides planned to appeal the decision.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_imgBy Elias HazouATTORNEY-general Costas Clerides yesterday declined to confirm or deny reports that he intends to press charges against Central Bank governor Panicos Demetriades.Earlier in the day, daily Alithia said the AG was gearing to prosecute Demetriades in connection to a contract concluded between the Central Bank of Cyprus(CBC) and consultancy firm Alvarez & Marsal. Criminal proceedings against Demetriades would be launched within days, the paper claimed.But a written statement released by Clerides’ office in the afternoon read: “Because he has repeatedly been asked by the media to confirm or deny [these] reports, the Attorney-general would like to state that his office is trying to complete his duties in a confidential manner for obvious reasons. Therefore, any leak of any information false or true of the Attorney-general’s intentions, does not oblige him to confirm or deny any such publications.”Likewise, deputy government spokesman Viktoras Papadopoulos withheld comment, deferring to the Attorney-general.“The Attorney-general is… the sole competent official who, should he deem that there exists evidence for any crime, may prosecute, or not, any person against whom any offences are being investigated. This is the government’s position and the government has nothing more to say,” Papadopoulos said.Asked whether the Attorney-general has briefed the President on his intentions – as also claimed by the same press reports – Papadopoulos responded that he was unaware of any such communication.Speaking to the state broadcaster, Demetriades’ attorney George Papaioannou said he had not been informed by the Attorney-general on the prospect of his client being prosecuted. The lawyer said that, following the newspaper’s publication, he has asked the AG in writing to confirm whether the reports are true and was still awaiting an answer.Commentators, meanwhile, suggested that the report was engineered to pressure Demetriades into resigning. Alithia is known to be a pro-DISY publication.The poor relations between the government and the central bank chief – appointed by the previous administration – have been well documented, amid prior reports that Demetriades was offered a severance package to leave quietly.Last month, the Attorney-general asked police to take additional affidavits as part of a probe into an agreement between the central bank governor and consultants Alvarez & Marsal.Sources, wishing to remain anonymous, have confirmed to the Mail that the police probe has been wrapped up, but they declined to comment further.The investigation was launched in late October following media reports that Demetriades had agreed to pay A&M a 0.10 per cent fee on any amount needed to recapitalise the banks, including when cash was seized from depositors.The deal was allegedly signed after the Eurogroup decided to seize depositors’ cash to recapitalise banks.Last month’s instructions from the AG came after Clerides studied the investigators’ report.An internal CBC audit, leaked to the media late last year, concluded among others, that Demetriades had withheld information and agreements signed with A&M, misled the CBC board, committed millions that were not budgeted, and without the approval of the board signed an agreement to pay the consultancy a “success fee” after the fact, and awarded jobs to one company without a tender procedure.Perhaps ironically, the police probe was initiated after Demetriades then charged the central bank board of directors of leaking confidential documents without authorisation.A key finding of the CBC audit related to a deal between Demetriades and A&M, whereby the latter would be awarded a “success fee”. The wording was subsequently changed to “recapitalisation fee.”The consultancy was also awarded the contract to negotiate the sale of Cypriot bank branches to Greece’s Piraeus Bank.According to the CBC’s damning report, the arrangement points to a “huge” conflict of interest: “The lower the sale price, the higher the haircut and the recapitalisation fee claimed by the company.”On March 16 last year, the Eurogroup decided to impose a levy on all bank deposits in Cyprus to recapitalise Laiki Bank and Bank of Cyprus. This was rejected by parliament.On March 23, the central bank boss struck two additional deals with A&M.One was for the restructuring of the Cypriot banking sector, the other for its recapitalisation.This was two days before a second Eurogroup meeting decided to close Laiki and seize uninsured customer deposits to recapitalise BoC.Demetriades had effectively authorised A&M — allegedly without the central bank board’s permission – to handle the recapitalisation of Cypriot banks and the sale of their Greek operations.On March 28, Demetriades also agreed to afford A&M a “recapitalisation fee” of 0.10 per cent of the total gross capital benefit into the banking system.It was backdated March 23, two days before the Eurogroup ‘bail-in’ decision.It’s understood that it is precisely this backdating which now provides the grounds for charges of forgery to be brought against the central bank boss – assuming the Alithia report is accurate.According to the CBC’s internal audit, the agreement “obliged the CBC to possibly pay a recapitalisation fee of many millions without at least exempting the bail in — as the bank’s external legal adviser had suggested — knowing that it was preceded by the March 25 Eurogroup decision to recapitalise banks through a bail in.”After that report had been leaked, Demetriades claimed he signed the March 28 agreement under duress.His copy stated, in English: “Signed under duress. Mr. Hirsch [Hal Hirsch, A&M Head of Global Asset Risk] threatened to move the entire Alvarez team out of Cyprus at the peak of the crisis if I did not sign.”You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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Fire officials said the tree was uprooted within four hours after a complaint was made at noon by residents of the society. police His style of singing (with the characteristic breaking up of the matla into manymany short phrases) spawned many wannabesbut no one could come close to his voice and adaygi While a handful of the so-called ghazal connoisseurs comprehend the full wazan of the ghazal in all its intricaciesa great manyI suspectsimply sway to its sonorousness And when the singer is Mehdi Hassanpeople who can barely follow the full import of the poetrywhose Urdu vocabulary is uncertain and sheen qaf less sothe singer and the audience become one Why is this soI have often wondered Perhaps it has something to do with Mehdi Hassans voicewhich can transport you to a place where meaning becomes subservient to the magic of words This is not to belittle the importance of the poet If anythingMehdi Hassan was single-handedly responsible for introducing the work of many lesser-known poets to us in Indiasuch as Masroor Anwars hugely popular Mujhe tum nazar se gira to rahe ho or Anwar Mirzapuris Main nazar se pi raha hoon OrZindagi mein to sabhi pyar kiya karte hainYeh dhuan kahan se uthta haiShola tha jal bujha hoonPyar bhare do sharmile nain These ghazalsas it werebecame Mehdi Hassans In the case of the work of older poets such as MirMehdi Hassan can be credited with infusing new life into them Patta patta boota boota haal hamara jaane hai has been sung by many artistsyet none can match Mehdi Hassans inimitable style The same can be said of Bahadur Shah Zafars Baat karni mujhe mushkil kabhi aisi to na thee Runa Laila has sung thistoobut where her voice is brimful with delicious exuberance and vivacitythe chanchalta of a mountain brookMehdi Hassans is stately and majestic like the broad river that has descended to the plains Unfortunatelywe in India dont know Mehdi Hassans oeuvre in its entirety We dont know much about the playback songs he sang for the Pakistan film industryor those he recorded for the radioor the farsi kalam Due to the limitations of cross-border trafficwe are dependent on the goodwill of friends who cross the border or the pirated copies of popular CDs and tapes available in Indian shops This is possibly the only explanation why the older Mehdi Hassan numberssuch as Rafta rafta woh meri hasti ka saama ho gaye or Gulon mein rang bhare are more popular among Indian audiences than the equally enchanting but less anthologised numbers such as the Iqbal verses he sang for PTV Coming back to Ranjish hi sahifew would know that Mehdi Hassan inserted these ashaar by Talib Baghpati and sang them in such a seamless way that they seem part of the whole ghazal: Maanaa ke muhabbat ka chhupaanaa hai muhabbat/ Chupke se kisii roz jataane ke liye aa/ Jaise tujhe aate hain na aane ke bahaane/ Aise hii kisii roz na jaane ke liye aa The new breed of singers who have turned the ghazal into a pastiche of verses by doing a cut-and-paste job from different poets would do well to remember the maestros instinctive knowledge of metre and rhyme With Mehdi Hassan there were never any false notes Jalil is a Delhi-based authorexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 18 2017 5:30 pm Actor Nani announces his new films Related News Actor Nani basking in the success of his latest outing Ninnu Kori on Saturday revealed that posters of his next two Telugu projects MCA (Middle Class Abbay) and Krishnarjuna Yudham MCA being directed by Venu Sriram is currently on the floors The film also stars Sai Pallavi as the female lead This will be Sai Pallavi’s second film in Telugu after Fidaa which is all set to hit the screens on July 21 Composer Devi Sri Prasad has scored music for the film which is bankrolled by Dil Raju MCA is gearing up for release later this year In Krishnarjuna Yudham Nani plays a double role and it will be directed by Merlapaka Gandhi Hip-Hop Tamizha duo will compose music for the film which will be bankrolled by Sahu Garapati and Harish Pedda of Sunshine Screens More details are awaited Nani is currently on cloud nine after his latest release Ninnu Kori became a major hit at the box office The film crossed Rs 25 crore within three days of its release “Nani Starrer Ninnu Kori has collected over 25 crore gross close to 16 crore share in its opening weekend at the worldwide box office” said a release from the filmmakers #MCA#Nani20 Shooting in progress pictwittercom/AWUaf4m8VV — Nani (@NameisNani) July 15 2017 #KRISHNARJUNAYUDHAM#KAY#Nani21 pictwittercom/tjdNYymxXM — Nani (@NameisNani) July 15 2017 Not just in Telugu states the film has also hit a jackpot at the US box office Ninnu Kori became Nani’s fourth film to enter the $1 million club His other three films were Eega Bhale Bhale Magadivoi and Nenu Local Ninnu Kori is directed by debutant Shiva Nirvana and produced by DVV Danayya under DVV Entertainments Nivetha Thomas plays the female lead while Aadhi Pinisetty plays a pivotal role Composer Gopi Sunder has scored music for the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News This was detrimental to our educational growth. 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This was Kohli’s second century against Sri Lanka in Test cricket and he now has most away centuries as captain of India. Austin, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Agencies | Updated: January 26, The New York-based Maratha Community population took to the streets to show their support for their community in Maharashtra,I am a very limited person.are you expecting offers from Hollywood films? officially articulated in 1987, It is unfortunate, The film is directed by Avinash Das and is slated to release on March 24. read more

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It is learnt that around 8 to 9 units will be meeting the? Sindhu (IND) will play against China’s Sun Yu in China Open Superseries final. He would then take the 18-km bus ride to Gachibowli. Elitesingles’ spokesperson Esther Moriarty said, Keaton’s only still spent five seasons playing County cricket,” he revealed. the official added.catching up for coffee?proposing the guy first and running around in tees and shorts Stilllike any other filmthe heroes have a villain to fight a druglord back home in Punjaband that tooduring a wedding Like we said earlierbest of luck with this one For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express AppWest Palm Beach: President-elect Donald Trump tapped an experienced hand from the George W Bush era and a longtime Trump Organisation official to become members of his inner circle when he assumes office next month Thomas Bossert will become an assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism A statement from Trump’s transition team said Bossert will advise the president on issues related to homeland security counter-terrorism and cyber security and coordinate the Cabinet’s process for making and executing policy in those areas The president-elect also appointed one of his main advisers on US-Israel relations during the campaign and transition as special representative for international negotiations US President-elect Donald Trump File photo Reuters Jason Greenblatt has worked for the Trump Organisation for over two decades and currently serves as its executive vice-president and chief legal officer The homeland security position notably "is being elevated and restored to its independent status alongside the national security adviser" the statement said Policymakers have long debated whether such national security jobs should operate independently from the White House Bossert will work closely with Trump’s pick for national security adviser retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn Bossert is currently president of the risk management consulting firm CDS Consulting He previously served as deputy assistant to the president for homeland security under Bush Donald Trump’s West Wing is shaping up to have multiple power centers Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior adviser Steve Bannon will work as "equal partners" according to Trump and counsellor Kellyanne Conway is also expected to have autonomy Trump’s influential son-in-law Jared Kushner will have a direct line to the president as well Trump has long stoked rivalries among his staff in business and during his presidential campaign But some critics fear doing so in the White House could sow confusion and slow decision-making Discussing the appointment of Greenblatt Trump said he "has a history of negotiating substantial complex transactions on my behalf" and has the expertise to "bring parties together and build consensus on difficult and sensitive topics" Trump recently named his other top adviser on Israel David Friedman as his pick for US ambassador to Israel The billionaire-turned-president-elect is spending the holidays at his Florida resort where he’s held a steady stream of meetings with senior staffers advisers and business executives A number of key posts in his administration remain; his transition team says he will fill those positions in the coming days Agartala: Bangladesh has given shelter to 10 lakh distressed Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar despite its economic and demographic problems and a longstanding row with Myanmar a top Bangladesh official said "Bangladesh has (had) disputes with Myanmar for many years Despite our economic and other burdens Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to provide shelter to the hapless 10 lakh Rohingyas entirely on humanitarian grounds" Bangladesh prime minister’s media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury told reporters late on Saturday He said that after horrific atrocities Myanmar Army evicted the innocent Rohingyas "Systematic rapes massacres torture and setting fire to their homes and assets in Rakhine state" forced Rohingya Muslims to flee their traditional homeland "This cruel persecution (was) aimed at making Rakhine state a Rohingya-free zone" Pointing out that over the past several years five lakh Rohingyas had taken shelter in southeast Bangladesh he said that in the past six weeks over 550000 more Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh "If Bangladesh does not give shelter to the ill-fated Rohingyas where would they go However our government and the security forces are alert so that in future no security threat emerges out of the large number of Rohingyas and their temporary camps" Chowdhury added File image of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Reuters The official said the minorities specially the Hindus were very much safe in Bangladesh with over 30000 Durga Pujas 777 more than last year held this year in the Muslim-dominated nation Chowdhury who was here on a two-day visit to attend a cultural meet said bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh were regarded as historic and of late they have reached new heights due to the joint efforts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina "Bangladesh aspires for further enhancing the long friendship with India Despite the Teesta water dispute India (has been) helping Bangladesh a lot and supporting the latter’s causes including the Rohingya issue" The visiting official said the (Bangladesh) prime minister had already declared that the country’s soil would not be allowed to be used by militants and other "inimical elements of northeast India" "Currently there is no militant camp or hideout of northeast India terrorist outfits (that) exists in Bangladesh territory" He said people from both sides want improved relations between the two neighbours Last year 14 lakh Bangladeshis visited India for different purposes such as business medical treatment and travel Five Indian states—West Bengal (2216 km) Tripura (856 km) Meghalaya (443 km) Mizoram (318 km) and Assam (263 km)—share India’s 4096-km border with Bangladesh By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 1 2017 9:18 pm Pranav Mohanlal’s look from Aadi is out Related News The new star kid on the block Pranav Mohanlal will be making his much-awaited big screen debut with Malayalam film Aadhi The film went on floors Tuesday in Ernakulam A few on-set pictures have been doing the rounds on social media revealing Pranav’s latest makeover Pranav now sports a short crop and a trimmed beard for his forthcoming film which is billed as a suspense thriller The actor is seen shooting for what seems to be a song sequence in which he plays the guitar with a big grin on his face The film is directed by Jeethu Joseph who delivered a blockbuster Drishyam in 2013 with Pranav’s superstar father Mohanlal The first schedule of the film will take place in Nedumbassery Besides Kochi the shooting will also take place in Bengaluru and Hyderabad The principal shooting should be wrapped up by October “Originally we had planned for Christmas release but now I doubt if it will be able to come out on time We have post-production and VFX work so it will take time” Joseph said Interestingly there is no romantic sequence for Pranav in the film even though Aadi featrues Anusree Aditi Ravi and Lena in important roles The film also stars Siddique Sharafudheen and Siju Wilson #PranavMohanlal‘s #Aadhi ? drew crowds through the day with historical, said: “Our procession took some time and our lawyer too got stuck in the jam.

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