Braid-chopping incidents: restrictions imposed on movement of people in Srinagar

first_imgRestrictions were, on Friday, imposed on the movement of people in several parts of the city in view of the separatists’ call for peaceful protests against the rising braid chopping incidents. All educational institutes in Kashmir remained closed for the second consecutive day. The Srinagar District Magistrate said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC would be in force under the jurisdiction of police stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma as a precautionary measure. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan said the educational institutions have been shut for the second day. The University of Kashmir also suspended classes for the day but exams were conducted as per schedule on Friday. Separatist organisations had called for peaceful protests against braid chopping attacks on women in the valley. More than 100 incidents have been reported so far but no arrests have been made even after passage of one month. Police has formed special investigation teams and offered a reward of ₹6 lakh for information leading to arrest of the culprits.last_img read more

Steady for so long, Francesco Molinari’s wet miscues cost him Masters

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “But it is what it is.”It looked like Molinari might run away with his second major in two years during the first part of the round. He made six straight pars as others faltered. When he walked to the No. 7 tee box, he had a three-shot lead, looking unfazed by what was happening around him.He made bogey on No. 7 to end his par-or-better streak at 49 holes, but recovered with a birdie on No. 8. At the turn, he was still two shots ahead.But the first double bogey on 12 dropped him into a tie for the lead. The second on 15 sent him tumbling out of contention.“You cannot open the door to those kids of great players,” Molinari’s caddie Pello Iguaran said. “So you see what happens.”By the time 18 approached, the roars from the crowd had turned toward Tiger. The opportunity for his second major title had disappeared.“I’m really happy of the way I felt out there,” Molinari said. “I was calm, collected, never panicked — even after the first double bogey. I learned a lot of things today.“I did a few things I wish I had done differently now, but I learn from my mistakes.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Francesco Molinari, of Italy, takes a drop on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Francesco Molinari was gracious in defeat, despite losing control of the Masters following a wet and disappointing back nine.Just two bad shots, that’s all it took. Two splashdowns in the water and two double bogeys Sunday left him watching Tiger Woods celebrate capturing another green jacket.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue 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 The 36-year-old Italian went 49 straight holes without a bogey at one point during the tournament. But a couple of bad swings erased all that good work in a hurry.“From my point of view, it’s just a step along the way,” Molinari said. “I think it wasn’t my day today. That ball on 12, if it is one yard further left it goes in the bunker (instead of the water). The third shot on 15, it could easily have not clipped the tree.“Sometimes it’s your day. Sometimes it isn’t.”Molinari said he hit an 8-iron on the decisive 12th hole. Last year’s British Open champion said the wind was difficult to judge on Sunday and he didn’t always have the control he wanted.“We picked the right shot.” Molinari said. “I just didn’t hit it hard enough. Simple as that. It was tough today with the wind gusting. I managed to scramble well on the front nine. I just had a couple mental lapses on the back nine that were costly.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles But Molinari was anything but petulant following the stinging setback. He acknowledged that watching Woods make history was special. Despite blowing a three-shot lead during the final round, he could appreciate the roars from the crowd and the electric atmosphere at Augusta National.However, he stopped short of saying he turned into a fan for a moment on the 18th green when Woods won.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“No,” he said before breaking into a small grin. “Sorry.”After playing rock-solid golf for 3½ rounds, Molinari flinched and errors opened the door for Woods — and others. Molinari hit his tee shot into the water at No. 12 and his third shot on No. 15 ended up wet as well. MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Tiger’s Journey: 11 years that felt like several lifetimes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pankaj Advani claims 13th world title

first_imgIndian ace Pankaj Advani successfully defended his World 6-Red Snooker Championships title with a commanding 6-2 victory over Yan Bingtao of China here on Wednesday.The Bangalore cueist, who claimed his 13th World Championship title, held off a strong fight back by his Chinese opponent to register a 37-21, 57(30)-0, 32-29, 0-66(66), 6-38(37), 48-0, 75(71)-0, 40(35)-28 win.Advani was off to a good start with an early 3-0 lead in the best of 11-final. But Bingtao made a spirited comeback by winning the next couple of frames with the help of the 66-break.Advani however, took the next two frames without allowing his opponent to score a single point, to regain the upper hand.Advani then scored a huge 71 break in the seventh frame to move one frame away from winning the title.However, in the final frame, Bingtao took a comfortable 28-5 lead before missing what proved to be his last shot of the tournament as Advani cleared the table with a 35 break.last_img read more

2022 FIFA World Cup Emblem Launch to Be Shown Live in Mumbai

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mumbai: Football fans here will be able to witness the World Emblem launch of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as the event on September 3 will be live streamed in the megapolis.The Gulf country will be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022 for the first time. It will set a major footprint in India on September 3 as the World Cup Emblem launch will be streamed live on a giant screen at Babulnath Mandir junction in South Mumbai simultaneously at around 10.50 pm, a media release issued here said on Monday.Mumbai is the only Indian city alongside 14 other cities in the non-Arabic world where the event will be streamed live.The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of Qatar, the local organising committee of the quadrennial tournament, has taken up the initiative to generate more interest amongst Indians for the football’s global showpiece event.The 2022 FIFA World in Qatar is, incidentally, going to be the second edition of the quadrennial flagship tournament hosted by an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member association, of which India is an integral part.The ensuing World Cup is scheduled between November 21 -December 18, 2022, instead of the conventional international FIFA window during June-July. 2022 fifa world cupfootball First Published: September 2, 2019, 10:09 PM ISTlast_img read more

Russia, India among worst offenders in global sport, says World Anti-Doping Agency

first_imgRussia was the leading doping offender in global sport during 2014, followed by Italy and India, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday.Russia, whose participation in the Rio Olympics’ athletics programme is in doubt due to a doping scandal, accounted for 148 of the 1,693 failed tests recorded, according to WADA’s 2014 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report.Find out which countries reported the most Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in 2014: WADA (@wada_ama) April 27, 2016Italy (123), India (96), Belgium (91), France (91), Turkey (73), Australia (49), China (49), Brazil (46) and South Korea (43) rounded out the top 10 spots on the list that illustrates doping offenses committed in global sport.The total number of failed tests globally fell 13 percent from the 1,953 recorded in the previous year.Athletics and bodybuilding had the most violations with 248 and 225, respectively, followed by cycling, weightlifting, powerlifting, football, wrestling, boxing, rugby union and aquatics.The WADA report marks the final year of statistics under the 2009 World Anti-Doping Code. The 2015 report, which will be issued in 2017, will reflect results of current anti-doping efforts under the 2015 Code.Russia, second behind the United States in the athletics medal table at the 2012 Olympics, is banned from all athletics after an independent WADA commission revealed widespread state-sponsored doping.The country now has to convince the IAAF that it has made enough progress in reforming its anti-doping operation to be re-instated to the sport in time for the Aug. 5-21 Rio Olympics.last_img read more

Indian rowers claim gold, 2 bronze medals

first_img(Eds: Incorporating gold medal win) Palembang, Aug 24 (PTI) Indian rowers won a gold and two bronze medals in an incredible start to the sixth day of competitions at the 18th Asian Games here, making up for the disappointment in the days gone by. The team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh clocked 6:17.13 to win the gold medal in men’s quadruple sculls. It was redemption of sorts for Bhokanal after yesterday’s forgettable show, when he failed to complete his event leaving the coach fuming. Hosts Indonesia (6:20.58) and Thailand (6:22.41) were placed second and third respectively in the quadruple skulls. Before landing the top prize, India bagged two bronze medals in the sport through Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in lightweight double sculls after Dushyant started the day with a third-place finish in lightweight single sculls. Rohit and Bhagwan clocked 7:04.61 to win bronze in their event at the JSC Lake. Japan’s Miyaura Masayuki and Takeda Masahiro won the gold with a timing of 7:01.70 while Koreans Kim Byunghoon and Lee Minhyuk (7:03.22) bagged silver. Earlier, Dushyant won the country its first rowing medal at the ongoing Games, claiming a bronze in men’s lightweight single sculls. Korea’s Hyunsu Park and Hong Kong’s Chun Gun Chiu won the gold and silver medals respectively. Dushyant, who was declared the best rower in the 2013 National Championships, finished third on the podium with a timing of 7.18.76 as India enjoyed a good beginning on the sixth day of competition. The Indian, who began rowing in 2012 at an army training camp in Roorkee, had won a bronze in the last edition of the Games, too, in Incheon.advertisement India now have 21 medals — five gold, four silver and 12 bronze. PTI AHAHlast_img read more

Michigan Star Was Asked About Date With Madonna’s Daughter At Combine

first_imgmichigan star defensive player chase winovich on the fieldANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The NFL combine has been absolutely brimming with strange and personal questions for the would-be pros. The latest intimate line of questioning was directed at Michigan star Chase Winovich, who was asked a probing question about his social life.In an interview on The Rich Eisen Show, transcribed by Maize n Brew, Winovich revealed that at least five NFL teams asked him about his date with Lourdes Leon, the daughter of recording artist Madonna. He said that he knew Leon as a student at Michigan and initially reached out to her via email before eventually going on a date with her.“It was probably at least like five.. asking about my date with Madonna’s daughter,” Winovich said.Winovich knew Lourdes was a student at Michigan and he emailed her to get the ball rolling.“I emailed her and told her I was trying to join the school of music, theater, and dance. So one thing led to another and we went on a date.”Winovich later revealed that there was only the one date and the two had fun.For the paparazzi among us, it’s probably disappointing to see that Winovich won’t be able to compete with fellow Michigan alum Tom Brady to see who has the most high-profile significant other.As for the questioning, Winovich is just the latest player to receive some truly bizarre lines of questioning in interviews. Other players have been asked questions ranging from whether they’d prefer to win a sprint or finish second in a marathon, to participating in starting contests.The Michigan defensive star had 59 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, and a fumble recovery in his senior year with the Wolverines.[Maize n Brew]last_img read more

French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic gets going with easy 1st round win

first_img Reuters ParisMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 21:42 IST French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic clinched a comfortable 1st-round win on Monday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDjokovic defeated Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets in the 1st roundThe top seed set up a second-round clash with Switzerland’s Henri LaaksonenDjokovic is bidding to win his 2nd French Open title in ParisTop seed Novak Djokovic eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-4 6-2 6-2 defeat of young Polish player Hubert Hurkacz.The 32-year-old Serb is bidding for a second Roland Garros title and to become the first man in the professional era to hold all four Grand Slam titles on two separate occasions.Reigning champion Rafael Nadal, the man most likely to block Djokovic’s path to a second “Nole Slam”, had earlier launched his bid for a 12th title on the Parisian clay in sublime fashion.But Djokovic more than matched the Spaniard’s display with a near faultless performance in the afternoon sunshine on Court Philippe Chatrier to seal a 22nd consecutive win in Grand Slam play since losing in the quarter-finals here last year.He broke serve in the opening game on his way to taking the opening set in routine fashion and the only blip was when he dropped serve at 4-1 in the second set.The match was more or less in the bag by then, however, and Djokovic cantered to victory to set up a second-round clash with Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen.Also Read | Rafael Nadal eases into 2nd round after comfortable win over HanfmannAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 French Open 2019Follow tennis scoresFollow Novak Djokovic Next French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic gets going with easy 1st round winTop seed Novak Djokovic brushed off a challenge from Polish player Hubert Hurkacz, beating him 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of French Open 2019 on Monday. advertisementlast_img read more

Ouverture du centre de justice de Yarmouth

first_imgLes citoyens du comté de Yarmouth ont maintenant un nouveau centre de justice multifonctionnel. Le premier ministre Rodney MacDonald a procédé à l’ouverture officielle du centre, aujourd’hui 13 février, par une cérémonie d’inauguration et une journée portes ouvertes. Il était accompagné du juge en chef Michael MacDonald, du ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités Richard Hurlburt, et du ministre des Affaires acadiennes Chris d’Entremont. « Ce centre est le résultat de quatre ans de travail ardu, et il offrira un nouveau niveau de service aux gens de la région du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse, » a dit le premier ministre MacDonald. « Je suis très fier que les Néo-Écossais pourront profiter d’un établissement aussi bien conçu et fonctionnel qui offrira de nombreux services et programmes juridiques importants sous un même toit. » Le centre de justice, d’une superficie de 48 000 pieds carrés, compte deux salles d’audience, cinq cellules de détention provisoire, des salles où les avocats peuvent se réunir en privé avec leurs clients, des bureaux pour le personnel d’administration des tribunaux et une bibliothèque de droit. Le centre compte aussi les bureaux du service d’aide juridique, du service des poursuites publiques, du service des shérifs, des services de probation et des services aux victimes. « Le nouveau centre de justice est un ajout de pointe à la ville de Yarmouth, » a dit M. Hurlburt, ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités. « Il offrira aux clients, aux avocats, aux policiers et au public un endroit privé et toutes les commodités. Il répond aux besoins qui ont été identifiés il y a de nombreuses années. » « Le centre de justice de Yarmouth offrira des services à la plus grande région acadienne de la province, » a dit M. d’Entremont, ministre des Affaires acadiennes. « Il s’agit du premier édifice de ce genre en Nouvelle-Écosse à offrir un affichage bilingue, ce qui est très approprié. » Le personnel déménagera au nouveau centre de justice immédiatement, et les services judiciaires seront offerts à compter du 16 février. Les membres du comité consultatif des utilisateurs du palais de justice de la région ont été reconnus pour leurs conseils et leur appui. L’édifice de 14,8 millions de dollars a été conçu par John K. Dobbs & Associates d’Halifax.last_img read more

King St in Toronto reopens and being closed by hydro vault fire

first_imgTORONTO – A key route through Toronto’s financial district reopened to traffic late Tuesday night, about 18 hours after it was closed to traffic because of a hydro vault fire on Monday afternoon.Firefighters extinguished the remains of a smouldering fire in the vault on Tuesday morning, but King St. west of Yonge St. had remained closed until about 11:30 p.m.Capt. Adrian Ratushniak of Toronto Fire Services earlier said fire crews would remain on scene as a precaution while hydro crews began the work of replacing a transformer damaged in the blaze.Toronto Hydro had said crews would have to pump water out of the vault and dry the equipment before beginning repairs.There were no injuries in the incident, which included several explosion and thick smoke billowing from grates.Ratushniak says crews initially had to fight the fire with carbon dioxide gas because dumping water on the energized hydro vault would have been dangerous. They were eventually able to extinguish the blaze with water.last_img read more

Industrial livestock production near cities can damage environment – UN agency

Industrial livestock production in developing countries often causes severe environmental damages, especially when meat and dairy factories are crowded together around cities or close to water resources, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has warned. In a report released on Thursday, the Rome-based agency urged governments to create incentives for more environmentally friendly dairy and meat production practices. Meat and dairy products have become more widely available and affordable in many developing countries. Between 1980 and 2004, meat production in developing countries tripled from around 50 million to 150 million tonnes. Although consumers in developed countries still eat three to four times as much meat per person, developing countries now produce and consume well over half of the world’s meat, FAO said. Meat production in developing countries is expected to increase by about 110 million tonnes by 2030. In many developing countries large industrial livestock operations with thousands of animals have displaced production on small farms that raise both animals and crops and recycle nutrients as fodder and fertilizer. New production has shifted increasingly from cattle that graze on grass in rural areas to industrial pig and poultry production on the outskirts of major cities, according to the reportIn industrial production systems, large quantities of animal wastes accumulate far from croplands where they could be safely recycled. Dense concentrations of industrial livestock production create vast quantities of manure. This can cause nitrates and pathogens to leach into groundwater, which often threatens drinking water supplies. Another risk is the destruction of fragile ecosystems, such as wetlands, mangrove swamps and coral reefs. Government policies such as zoning regulations and taxes can discourage large concentrations of intensive production close to cities, the report said. Taxes, certification programmes and other policy instruments can support best practices in livestock production. Unfortunately, in many countries outdated and misguided policies actively promote environmentally unsustainable livestock production, FAO said. Many developing countries provide subsidies for chemical fertilizers, energy and credit, but these tend to be of greater benefit to large operations. The agency points out that eliminating subsidies, adjusting taxes and providing incentives for investing in technology to reduce pollution could reduce the environmental damage caused by industrial livestock production. read more

SAP Business Reimagined Tour stops in Calgary

by Tanya B Posted Jul 31, 2017 6:47 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 6:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New technologies are coming to Calgary today to help businesses operate more efficiently and intelligently.The SAP Business Reimagined Tour sets up Monday.The Tour allows visitors to interact with and try out technologies, like digital board rooms, that could help streamline meetings and business processes.One of the features is Pepper the Robot, a 4 foot tall android receptionist known as the face of the tour, who will give participants a glimpse into the “office of the future.”The mobile set up will be at the corner of 5 Street and 5 Avenue S.W. from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. SAP Business Reimagined Tour stops in Calgary read more

University student feared to be tenth in Bristol to take own life

The University of Bristol A university student in Bristol is feared to have taken his own life, which would make him the tenth undergraduate in the city to do so in 18 months.Popular Alex Elsmore, who was in his 20s, was a fourth-year Electrical and Engineering student at Bristol University.It is understood he fell from a bridge in Bristol on Saturday, April 21. His death is not being treated as suspicious.Mr Elsmore is the eighth student from University of Bristol believed to have taken their own lives in the last 18 months.A further two students from the city’s other university, UWE, are also believed to have died in the same way.Inquests into the deaths of the students before found none of them was linked. A University of Bristol spokesman said: “We have been informed of the sudden death of one of our students, Alex Elsmore, a fourth year Electrical and Engineering student.”We have spoken to Alex’s family, who have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.”We are not aware of any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and the coroner will hold an inquest in due course.” Bristol University has been undergoing a review of its student health services, putting some £1million into its mental health and wellbeing provision. 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. The University of BristolCredit:Olaf Protze/Getty Images read more

Facebook active la reconnaissance faciale

first_imgFacebook active la reconnaissance facialeLe réseau social généralise un système mis en place aux Etats-Unis depuis 2010 consistant pour l’internaute à mettre automatiquement un nom sur un visage dans ses photos publiées, si la personne est déjà identifiée sur d’autres clichés et fait partie de ses “amis”.Depuis quelques jours, un nouveau paramètre de confidentialité est apparu sur Facebook, “Suggérer à mes amis les photos où j’apparais”. Cette option, uniquement disponible jusque-là aux Etats-Unis, est activée par défaut, explique Sophos. Elle consiste en une reconnaissance des visages. Ainsi, lorsqu’un membre charge une photo sur Facebook, le service compare ces clichés avec ceux stockés sur ses serveurs et qui ont déjà été associés à un nom. S’il reconnaît une personne figurant dans les “amis” de l’utilisateur, Facebook suggère alors d’associer son nom aux nouveaux clichés.Un procédé auparavant manuel et donc désormais automatisé. Si le réseau social explique que “seuls les amis peuvent vous identifier dans des photos” et que “les suggestions sont basées sur les photos dans lesquelles vous avez autorisé à être identifié(e)”, le fait qu’il ait choisi de l’imposer par défaut sans informer ses utilisateurs fait débat. Le 8 juin 2011 à 14:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mama Bird Caught Feeding Chick Cigarette Butt at Florida Beach

first_imgStay on target This bird family isn’t the only one to hit up Florida’s beaches over the past couple of months: According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, skimmer nesting season takes place from May to early September. Watch: Girl Gets Hit in the Face By Bird During Roller Coaster RideWatch: Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo Has More Moves Than You “Let’s clean our beaches and respect them…big fines for litterbugs…,” one commenter wrote.Another added “The little one so cute but so maddening that has to be subjected to this.”“Put your butts out in the garbage or put them in your pack if u don’t see a can..I smoke but never do I throw them on the ground… just disgusting think of our wild life,” another Facebook user said in response to Mason’s post.center_img Pollution can negatively impact the tiniest creatures on Earth: A woman in Florida captured a photo of a mama bird feeding its chick a cigarette butt on the beach and the moment is heartbreaking.On June 20, Karen Mason, a resident of Largo, Florida, snapped the beach photo at St. Pete Beach, which is west of St. Petersburg, Florida, and posted it on Facebook, FOX 13 News reported. “If you smoke, please don’t leave your butts behind,” Mason wrote under the photo which has raised concerns from the greater Facebook community. The National Audubon Society also recently issued a warning about fireworks during the summer months. According to the organization, beach fireworks, which generate loud sounds and bright lights, could cause adult skimmer birds to abandon their chicks and nests.More on Tiger Sharks Are Eating Backyard Birds, Study FindsToronto Zoo Saves Woman Bitten By Poisonous Snake in Thailand2 Beluga Whales Flown on Boeing 747 From China to Icelandlast_img read more

Vijay to play Mahesh Babus role in Maharshi Tamil remake

first_imgThalapathy Vijay in Sarkar.PR HandoutVamsi Paidipally’s Telugu movie Maharshi is rumoured to remade in Tamil soon. Ilayathalapathy Vijay is said to be playing the lead role essayed by superstar Mahesh Babu in the original version.The trend in India cinema is that some movies get huge demand for their remake rights after they register critical and commercial success. But it is a rare scene where a film gets it even before its release in the cinema halls. This feat is achieved Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi, which is scheduled for worldwide release on May 1. Thanks to the hype and curiosity generated by its promos.It rumoured that a not Kollywood producer is impressed with the songs, posters and teaser of Maharshi and he has approached the makers of the movie for its remake rights even before the film hit the screens. He is said to have planned to adopt this Telugu movie to Tamil with an A-list star in the lead role.It is known that Vijay has earlier acted in the Tamil remake of Mahesh Babu’s hit movies like Pokkiri and Okkadu. Like Prince, Thalapathy has been starring movies with a message to society for the last few years. Maharshi is also a message-oriented romantic action drama. Hence, Vijay is expected to act in Tamil remake of this film. It will be very interesting to see Vijay if he gives his consent for this project. Mahesh Babu in MaharshiTwitterVijay is currently busy shooting for his upcoming movie Thalapathy 63. He may not accept the remake of Maharshi for two reasons. Firstly, of late he has stopped acting in remakes, rather he is working with young directors, who are coming up with fresh scripts. Secondly, Mahesh has a good fanbase in Tamil Nadu and his 25th film will release in a good number of screens there. Hence there is no point in remaking it.Maharshi is produced by Dil Raju, C Ashwini Dutt and Prasad V Potluri under the banners Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies and PVP Cinema. Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde are seen in the lead roles, while Allari Naresh and Ananya and Meenakshi Dixit essay in prominent roles in the movie, which has Devi Sri Prasad’s music and KU Mohanan’s cinematography.last_img read more

How to watch Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 online Watch

first_imgKit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 is going to be the last time when we are going to see the world of Westeros and the amazing characters it brought to life. Game of Thrones prequel is still in work and it might bring the origin story to Night King but fans are currently focused on the last and the final episode which is going to air in just two days.Game of Thrones season 8 has met with some heavy criticism from fans from around the world. Several fans are blaming the poor writing for such a disappointing story arc. As we mentioned earlier, a fan has even started an online petition to urge HBO to reshoot the ongoing last season with “competent writers.” As of this writing, that petition has already grossed more than 850,000 signatures and it will touch the 1 million mark by Saturday. But are things going to get different with the currently untitled episode 6 of Game of Thrones season 8?For starters, in the upcoming episode, we are going to see the conclusion of those characters whom we have adored from the last ten years. We might see Arya Stark wearing some face to kill Daenerys Targaryen. At the same time, there are chances that we might see Bran Stark finally warging into a dragon and burning Daenerys Targaryen alive. Whatever the scenario is, fans deserve a magical ending from a show like Game of Thrones and we just have to wait a couple of days to stream it online.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 will feature Kit Harington as Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. It would be interesting to see if we get to see some other major characters reprising their respective roles.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 will air in the United States on Sunday at 9 pm on HBO. In India, the uncensored episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones will air on Hotstar on Monday, May 20, 2019. Fans in the United Kingdom will be able to watch it on Sky Atlantic at 2 am on Monday morning.last_img read more

Pharma strategy GlaxoSmithKline sets up first team for acquisitions in 93 years

first_imgA British Airways airplane flies past a signage of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London in this file photo. GlaxoSmithKline is said to have formed a separate team to chalk out aggressive acquisition plans to further its growth in the competitive Indian market. REUTERS/Luke MacGregorGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals is scouting for acquisitions in the domestic market for the first time since it started its operations in the country 93 years ago, according to a Business Standard (BS) report on Monday.The change in strategy for a company which has preferred to rely on its traditional strengths in the branded generics space. The decision to grow inorganically comes at a time when the government is increasing price over branded generic medicines which has affected the company’s profitability.”So far, our inorganic growth in India has primarily been driven by global acquisition strategy,” Managing Director Annaswamy Vaidheesh told the financial daily.The firm has established products like Zinetac, used for acid peptic ulcer therapy, which have been included in the National List of Essential Medicines (NELM), and reduction of prices on these drugs has affected the firm’s margins.Since the NELM inclusion, Zinetac’s value has fallen 5 per cent, despite its volumes increasing 36 per cent, Business Standard said. Zinetac has market share of 47 per cent in the category, according to December 2016 data from IMS.The UK-headquartered company recorded compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of a meagre 4.4 per cent to Rs 3,000 crore for 2016-17. Profit declined to Rs 337 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 429 crore in 2011. For the first quarter of fiscal 2018 ended June 30, 2017, net sales touched Rs 587 crore, with profits at Rs 26 crore. The company changed its financial year to March-ending in 2014-15 from December-ending earlier, the report said.Regulatory headwinds, eroded marginsDespite pricing headwinds propelled by the government’s social obligations finding their way into pharmaceutical policy, the firm has cemented its commitment to India by investing Rs 1,000 crore in a new manufacturing facility in Vemgal, Karnataka. Another Rs 500 crore is being spent for upgrading a facility in Nashik, near Pune. It is now bringing more products in areas of respiratory drugs and vaccines from its global pipeline to India, the BS report said.In 2015, the parent company, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, had swapped its marketed oncology portfolio with the vaccine business of Novartis AG, Switzerland. This involved the swapping of their businesses in India, too, the BS report said.The parent company got its current identity with the merger of Glaxo Wellcome with SmithKline Beecham in 2000.Vaidheesh said that it was only in the recent past that the company built a India team to evaluate inorganic growth opportunities in the domestic market. “Since we have got our manufacturing footprint more or less sorted, it is time for us to look at what else we can do to drive growth,” Vaidheesh told the financial daily. A woman walks past a GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd logo outside the company headquarters in Mumbai in this December 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiRegulatory pressures on Indian pharmaceutical companies have been worsening by the day, accompanied by pricing pressure in the generics segment denting realisations.USFDA alerts on Indian pharma companies have increased over the past few years. Regulators used to visit the plants every two years. Now they come every eight months. Increasing inspections have led to a total of 41 import alerts in the past eight years, with 33 of them occurring in the 2013-16 period. This clearly signifies increased USFDA scrutiny on Indian pharma firms.last_img read more

Cards Fall to No 3 Virginia 6452

first_img RSN Postgame Quotes Chris Mack Postgame Press Conference Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Postgame Notes Christen Cunningham Postgame PDF Box Score Matchup History Story Links Photo Gallery Next Game: at Boston College 2/27/2019 | 9 p.m. Preview LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — De’Andre Hunter scored 19 of his career-high 26 points after halftime, and No. 3 Virginia rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat No. 18 Louisville 64-52 on Saturday.The Cavaliers (24-2, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed early in the second half before regrouping to hold the Cardinals (18-10, 9-6) to 6 of 30 from the field (20 percent) and 31 percent shooting overall. Virginia also found its offense, shooting 59 percent and using a 12-1 run over 4:36 for a 55-48 lead it stretched to 12 for its fourth consecutive victory.Hunter was perfect after the break, making all six shots to finish 9 of 11 from the field. Mamadi Diakite added 14 points, while Jay Huff came off the bench to score 12. The Cavaliers maintained at least a share of the conference lead in the process.After making 10 of 16 from long range in the first 20 minutes, Louisville managed just 2 of 17 afterward and lost for the fifth time in seven games.Jordan Nwora had 17 points and reserve Ryan McMahon scored 12 for the Cardinals.POLL IMPLICATIONSVirginia continued its push toward the top of the AP Top 25 with the victory. Louisville figures to fall out of the poll with its second double-digit loss this week.BIG PICTUREVirginia: The Cavaliers improved to 8-2 against ranked foes and won their eighth in a row over Louisville. While they shut off the inside throughout the game, their patience in letting the Cardinals shoot themselves out paid off as they won on the boards 39-28 while dominating the paint 38-4.Louisville: The Cardinals needed this victory for reasons beyond conquering their nemesis. They instead continued their freefall in the standings, and their failure to generate anything inside was a key factor.UP NEXTVirginia: hosts Georgia Tech on Wednesday in its lone regular-season meeting with the Yellow Jackets.Louisville: visits Boston College on Wednesday night, seeking a season sweep of the Eagles after winning the earlier matchup 80-70 last month.—More AP college basketball: and Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Indian Museum to introduce online ticket booking facility

first_imgKolkata: People visiting the Indian Museum here will no longer have to wait in queues as a new online facility for booking tickets will be introduced next year, its director Rajesh Purohit said. The new system will be inaugurated in January, enabling a prospective visitor to buy tickets, along with souvenir items, from site, he said on Wednesday. “The e-transaction facility will be our new year gift to the visitors. People visiting the site can also choose from an array of souvenir items and museum publications,” Purohit said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Earlier, too, the museum, one of the oldest and largest in south west Asia, has taken initiatives to go online with its repository. “Last September, six per cent of 14,383 objects in the Arts section were put on display online, some dating back to the 4th millennium BC. The objects included pots, earthen vases and female figurines,” the museum director said. The objective is to reach out to historians, archivists and other interested people in every nook and corner of the world, he said. “We have lined up a slew of initiatives in the coming days. Our primary motive is to connect and collaborate with historians, teachers as well as common people,” Purohit added.last_img read more