Imphal newspapers run blank editorials in support of ‘Poknapham’

first_imgProminent Imphal-based newspapers, including the daily that was burned down by alleged members of BJP’s youth wing, left their editorial columns blank on Monday in protest.Copies of vernacular newspaper Poknapham were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in front of the BJP’s party office at Nityapat Chuthek here on Saturday over allegedly disparaging content against the Prime Minister.“The editorial column has been left blank today in protest against burning of an Imphal-based newspaper by BJP’s youth wing,” the editor of Sangai Express said.Widespread condemnationThe president of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union, W. Shyamjai, condemning Saturday’s incident, told reporters that “the act of burning the paper amounts to promulgation of mob culture”.“If the parties involved are unable to settle the matter at the level of AMWJU, they can approach the court,” he said.The BJP Manipur Pradesh Yuva Morcha did not discuss the matter with the editors and the publishers of Poknapham, Mr. Shyamjai added.‘Right forum’Echoing similar sentiments, president A. Mobi of Editors’ Guild Manipur said the members of the political party should have approached the right forum instead of burning editions of the vernacular.A BJP party functionary said the “Vox Populi” column in Saturday’s edition of Poknapham earned the wrath of his party members. “The content which appeared in the ‘Vox Populi’ column of the daily is being considered derogatory against the Prime Minister,” he said.Case headed for PCI?The functionary, however, did not confirm if the copies of Poknapham were burned by his party members. “The case might be taken to the Press Council of India,” he added.last_img read more

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Obama & McCain: The Power Of Superstitions

first_imgBoth candidates for the Presidency of the United States are reportedly superstitious. John McCain calls himself a superstitious sailor. He does not put his hat on the bed and carries a flat penny in his pocket.He likes rain on an election day and prefers watching movies as results trickle in. Apparently many sailors are superstitious and most pirates in the Caribbean appear to wear a many trinkets. Obama is right there with McCain. He likes to play basketball on Election Day. Many have seen the photographs in Time magazine where his “lucky charms include, among other things, our own Hanuman. This is a battle of two levels of superstitions. We will see who(se) wins.It is funny the great experiment of Democracy (as McCain calls it) depends so much on powers that are purely coincidental and out there in the ether. Rational judgments are not even in play here. Sure we talk about all that stuff all the time, but it all depends on how, we the voters, wear the appropriate socks, get out of bed on the right side, carry a rabbit tail in our pocket and part our hair on the right side. Or, it could depend on the hanging chads or someone finding his superstitious mojo during the campaign. Just think of the campaign. Is there any reason there? Is there much about policy, issues or vision? Or is it about who the baby killer is, who believes in god more, who seems like a nice guy and who seems to appeal to our sense of superstition. May Hanuman save democracy! Related Itemslast_img read more

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Visa issues delay Ceres departure

first_imgBackups keep San Miguel, Magnolia out front Club officials are hoping to get the Busmen’s visas by noon on Monday that will enable them to immediately fly to Tianjin via Hong Kong or Beijing.As if playing the Chinese side teeming with world class players is not enough, Ceres will also play amid freezing conditions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Busmen returned from Australia on Thursday night after stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre. Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros’ unexpected victory over Brisbane Roar in the AFC Champions League has left the club with a difficult challenge of securing a visa.The Busmen have been forced to delay their departure to China for a day, leaving them with little time to prepare and acclimatize for their playoff match with Chinese Super League powerhouse Tianjin Quianjian slated Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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John Abraham to celebrate Durga Puja in Kolkata

first_imgJohn AbrahamHe has been dating Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu for the past seven years and it looks like Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham is a Bong’ at heart as he will be celebrating Durga Puja with his lady love in her native Kolkata. The Dostana star will be savouring puchkas and visiting the pandals with Bipasha at Ballygunge, where she grew up.Yes, I will be celebrating Durga Puja in Kolkata. I had also stayed in Ballygunge for 9 years and I am very attached to that place, said the actor who was in the capital to promote his upcoming flick Jhootha Hi Sahin.While Durga Puja celebrations are high on his priority list, the actor said that his tight schedule meant that he gave the Commonwealth Games a miss. The 37-year-old is a avid sports fan and had visited South Africa during the Football World Cup. I had a very tight schedule and not much time to spend in Delhi, so I was not able to attend any of the Commonwealth events, John told PTI.While he is a dedicated boyfriend, John says that like his character Sid in Jhootha Hi Sahin, he sometimes lies to Bipasha If I lie it shows on my face. But I think white-lies are ok as long it does not hurt or harm someone, said the actor.He had left both men and women swooning with his dare-to-bare act in Dostana, but John has shed his famous chiseled physique to play a nerd in the romantic comedy, which releases on 22 October.advertisementThough Abraham’s earlier attempts to escape from his brawny image in films like Kabul Express, No Smoking and Aashayein failed at the box office, John is quite confident that his latest flick would click with the audience.An actor should try to get out of his comfort zone. He should have the guts to experiment with different roles and provide something different to his fans. My earlier films may have failed but they received wide critical acclaim,” said the actor. ADI/KKR VSSlast_img read more

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MBA to help players to get international exposure

first_imgMumbai, Sep 25 (PTI) The Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) today said it will focus on infrastructure development and increased use of technology to further promote the racquet sport in the state. The association also expects count of its registered players to more than double in 12 months.This was discussed among other things at the 75th Annual General Meeting of the MBA held here.MBA has also introduced a new software, which saves players from the hassle of filling multiple forms for different tournaments.The single online form can now be also used for district, state, national and international tournaments.The software will provide timely updates via emails and SMS on changes regarding the entries or reminders about important notification, the last dates, etc to the players.The District Associations too will have their own website linked and provided by MBA. They can run their tournaments, photographs, messages, sponsorship advertisements on the same.MBA president Arun Lakhani said, “Our focus in the coming years is to provide better facilities and support to our players. For the same, MBA intends to propose to the Maharashtra government to hand-over six large stadiums built at commissionarates like Pune, Aurangabad, Nasik, Nagpur, and facilities at district level built by the DSO. MBA aims to have at least two large academies functional by the end of three years and many more courts at district levels.”The office-bearers said the plan to be submitted to the government will be comprehensive.The association will also actively promote players for sponsorship and recruitment as well with public sector companies, government departments, and corporate.advertisementIt has also taken up the issue of “sports marks” with the Maharashtra government.He also said the association had proposed setting up a Maharashtra state ranking system from where the first 200 deserving players to be given 25 marks benefit.The number will depend on the players participating. It will give proper evaluation and regular players will be benefited. PTI NRB ARS AH AH JMFlast_img read more

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Fortunate Nico Rosberg moves closer to maiden title

first_imgThird place in the Malaysian Grand Prix was not what Nico Rosberg was hoping to savour, but it must have tasted sweeter than the champagne he drank out of Daniel Ricciardo’s boot as the German inched closer to his maiden Formula One title.Rosberg went into Sunday’s race with an eight-point advantage over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the overall standings.He looked set to leave with a five-point deficit and a fourth-placed finish after being spun around and dropped to the back of the field by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the start.Instead, Rosberg came away with a podium and a lead of 23 points over Hamilton after the Briton’s hopes of a 50th career win literary went up in smoke, as well as fire, 16 laps from the end. (Also read: Malaysian GP: Daniel Ricciardo leads Red Bull one-two as Lewis Hamilton retires)”Well, it doesn’t feel like a win because it’s only third place and today was a tough day,” said Rosberg on the podium after sharing in race-winner Ricciardo’s now trademark ‘shoey’ podium celebrations and playfully pulling a sour face.”Of course I’m happy with the comeback…I definitely didn’t think that was going to be possible.”Rosberg surged to a 43-point lead over Hamilton early in the season until a lacklustre middle part of the campaign allowed the Briton to overturn it and head into into the August summer break with a 19-point advantage.Rosberg, who won the opening four races this year, has been the man in form since racing resumed, igniting a fresh streak of three successive victories.advertisementA fourth-straight win on Sunday appeared unlikely, however, even before his spin, with Hamilton back in the groove and Rosberg acknowledged the helping hand luck had given him.”Listen, I’m doing my race and I’m fighting my way from last and I want to get as high as possible,” the German, who also escaped unscathed after brushing bodywork with Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari and hung on to third despite a 10-second time penalty for it. (Also read: Give Max Verstappen a break, says Lewis Hamilton)”Now, of course it’s a good thing for me that I’ve got more points and that’s it. There’s no hiding that fact.”Rosberg will continue to hold the points advantage over Hamilton even if he finishes second to the Briton in three of the remaining five races.Hobbled by reliability problems while fighting for the title in 2014, the 31-year-old is still taking it race by race.”I’m not going to start thinking like that,” he said.”I want to win the races, that’s it.”last_img read more

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Pep impressed with Aouar & Ndombele

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed the talents of Lyon midfielders Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombele.The two players, aged 20 and 21 respectively, played in midfield as the French side held City to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday.Ndombele is perhaps the most feted of the two, and has been repeatedly linked with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and City themselves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, Guardiola believes Aouar, who reportedly turned down a move to Liverpool in the summer, is just as good, and was impressed with the way the pair played.”Houssem Aouar is a very good player, he is incredible,” he told reporters.”We talk a lot about Ndombele, but Aouar is also excellent. He’s always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.”Lyon really has a very good team. There are young people full of quality and I think the team is in place tactically, I think we can congratulate them, we have had absences tonight, but we have to congratulate them!”City are guaranteed to progress to the knockout stages of the competition after their draw, and need just a point in their final group game against Hoffenheim to confirm top spot.And Guardiola was delighted with the way his side played, having marked Lyon out as dangerous opponents.”We are so delighted and so happy,” he told BT Sport.”They’re one of the toughest teams I have ever faced. They’re physical, they’re strong and their counterattacking is incredible.”People say the French league is just PSG, but they are so wrong.”City are next in action this weekend, when they face Bournemouth in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Allegro MicroSystems: ISO 26262/ASIL-D power management IC for automotive control units

first_img Continue Reading Previous Holtek: sub-1GHz FSK/GFSK RF transceiver ICNext Cypress: automotive touchscreen controller with cryptographic engine Allegro MicroSystems Europe has announced a new power management IC that integrates a buck or buck/boost pre-regulator, four LDOs, and four floating gate drivers. The pre-regulator uses a buck or buck/boost topology to efficiently convert automotive battery voltages into a tightly regulated intermediate voltage complete with control, diagnostics, and protections.  Allegro’s ARG82800 device is targeted at the automotive market with end applications to include electronic power steering (EPS), transmission control units (TCU), and advanced braking systems (ABS).The output of the pre-regulator supplies a 3.3 V or 5.0 V selectable 350 mA linear regulator, a 5 V / 100 mA linear regulator, and two 120 mA protected linear regulators which track VUC output. Designed to supply power for microprocessors, sensors, and CAN transceivers, the ARG82800 is ideal for under-hood applications.The independent floating gate drivers have the capability of controlling N-channel MOSFETs through SPI. These MOSFETs can be configured as phase or battery isolation devices in high current motor applications. An integrated charge pump allows the driver outputs to maintain the power MOSFETs in the on state over the full supply range with high phase-voltage slew rates. Enable inputs to the ARG82800 include a logic level and a high voltage key-switch enable. It also provides flexibility with a disable function of the individual outputs through a serial peripheral interface.Diagnostic outputs from the device include a power-on reset output (NPOR) and a fault flag output (FFn) to alert the microprocessor that a fault has occurred. The microprocessor can read fault status through SPI. Dual bandgaps (one for regulation and one for fault checking), BIST, and a myriad of internal diagnostics enhance Functional Safety coverage for critical automotive applications.The ARG82800 is supplied in a low-profile (1.2 mm maximum height) 38-lead eTSSOP package (suffix “LV”) with exposed power pad for enhanced thermal performance.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Diego Maradona hospitalised after Argentina vs Nigeria match at World Cup

first_imgArgentina great Diego Maradona was taken to the hospital after he collapsed following his country’s dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria in third and final Group D match of the FIFA World Cup 2018.Diego Maradona was first treated by paramedics in the stadium before he was taken to the hospital at St. Petersburg on Tuesday.According to a report in The Independent, the 1986 World Cup winner was seen taking a private jet to Moscow in the wee hours of Wednesday.The victory helped Argentina qualify for the round of 16 where they will face Group C toppers France, who ended with 7 points after a goalless draw against Denmark on Tuesday. Argentina and France will play the first knockout game on June 30 in Kazan.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEArgentine media, including newspaper La Nacion, said Diego Maradona was treated for low blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave normally shortly afterwards.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEIn the video posted by Fernando Schwartz, a well-known sports journalist in Mexico, a man can be seen helping Diego Maradona to stay on his feet as he was led away from his seat overlooking the pitch and into an adjacent room.A photograph also posted on Twitter appeared to show two medical staff attending to Maradona.Maradona stable after needing medical attention at #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/tf0XIPRh72The Sportz Zone (@SportzGlobal) 27 June 2018Its exhausting being Maradona. pic.twitter.com/5n3xp8lUx5Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 26 June 2018Earlier, he had been captured by television cameras flicking his middle fingers towards the crowd and celebrating wildly as Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 with the winner coming minutes before the South Americans would have been eliminated from the finals.advertisementRespect #maradona pic.twitter.com/kHCFFk7k99Hernán Sarmiento (@hsarmien) 27 June 2018Defines how different people react to the same situation #ArgentinaVsNigeria #Maradona pic.twitter.com/U9L5030QXJTravis (@sekharravi) 27 June 2018The Argentine website of sports broadcaster ESPN said Maradona was taken to hospital. But other Argentine media described the incident as only a scare.Knew God would help us, says Messi as Argentina advanceA spokesman for World Cup organisers FIFA said Maradona had left the stadium but could not provide further comment.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTA spokesman for Argentina’s football association could not immediately be reached.Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, has battled cocaine addiction in the past. In 2015, he underwent a gastric bypass operation.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Ariana Grande gets a tattoo dedicated to Pete Davidson’s dad who died on 9/11

first_imgLos Angeles, Jul 1 (PTI) Singer Ariana Grande has honoured fiance Pete Davidson’s father, Scott Davidson, who was killed on 9/11, with the help of a tattoo. The 25-year-old singer sported a new tattoo on her foot of the numbers “8418,” which is the badge number worn by the late New York City firefighter who died in 2001 during the Twin Tower attacks. Davidson, 24, has the same tribute to his father, sporting an 8418 tattoo on his left arm. Last month, Davidson got two tattoos in honour of the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer: a black bunny ears mask inspired by the artwork from the singer’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ album, behind his ear and Grande’s initials on his thumb. PTI SHDSHDlast_img

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10 months agoSouthampton striker Gabbiadini fields first foreign offer

first_imgSouthampton striker Gabbiadini fields first foreign offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is preparing to leave England this week.Sky Sports says Real Betis, AC Milan and Fiorentina are all in contact with Gabbiadini.And Gabbiadini is the subject of ‘concrete offers’ from ‘at least one’ of the trio.The striker is now ‘weighing up his options’, given his lack of game time under new Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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New Injury Update For USC Starting Quarterback J.T. Daniels

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A star college football quarterback won’t be on the field Saturday. USC’s freshman phenom J.T. Daniels suffered a concussion in last weekend’s loss to Utah.Despite having a week to recover, it looks like the road was just too long for Daniels. According to John Walters of Sports Illustrated, both J.T. Daniels and Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook will miss their games this weekend with concussions.Earlier this week, USC head coach Clay Helton revealed Daniels was “50-50” to play this weekend.Here’s the news from Walters.Both Alex Hornibrook (Wiscy) and J.T. Daniels (USC) are sitting out Saturday’s games with concussions.— Medium Happy (@jdubs88) October 26, 2018Daniels is the team’s leading passer with just over 1,600 passing yards and eight touchdowns passes on the year.His replacement, sophomore quarterback Matt Fink, has thrown just nine passes this season when Daniels missed time earlier in the year.It’s a tough blow for the Trojans who face Herm Edwards and the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday afternoon. The game between USC and Arizona State is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff.last_img read more

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New Zealand not focussed on landing knockout blow on South Africa: Trent Bout

first_imgNew Zealand not focussed on landing knockout blow on South Africa: Trent BoutInstead of being motivated towards ending South Africa’s chances of progressing at the World Cup, New Zealand will focus on their own game, when the two sides meet on Wednesday, Trent Boult has said. New Zealand is well-placed in the table to qualify for the semi-finals.advertisement Reuters BirminghamJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 13:27 IST New Zealand not focussed on landing knockout blow on South Africa. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa must win against New Zealand to stay alive in the tournamentNew Zealand have won three of their four games so far in Word Cup 2019New Zealand and South Africa will meet on June 19 in BirminghamNew Zealand will focus on their own game and not be motivated by the prospect of ending South Africa’s chances of progressing at the World Cup when the two sides meet at Edgbaston on Wednesday, fast bowler Trent Boult has said.New Zealand is one of two unbeaten teams at the World Cup along with India, and they are well-placed to finish in the top four and qualify for the semi-finals. South Africa are eighth in the table of 10 teams.With only one win after losing their first three matches and having one match abandoned due to rain, Wednesday’s game is a must-win encounter for South Africa as they bid to stay alive in the tournament.”It’s not driving us in any respect,” Boult told reporters in response to a question about virtually eliminating South Africa.”It’s a chance for us to go out there and perform and how we can bring the game and style that we play back home in New Zealand very well, to test it against quality players in foreign conditions on a big stage.”There have always been exciting games between New Zealand and South Africa over the past World Cups. The semi-final at Eaton Park (where New Zealand won by four wickets in 2015) was one of the greatest games that the Kiwis have played.”New Zealand has won three of their four games so far, with all their wins coming after fielding first and bowling out the opposition. Their match against India was abandoned due to rain.advertisementBoult has picked up only three wickets in three games, but the 29-year-old said he was not worried about his form as long as the bowling unit performed well to restrict the opposition to low scores.”We’ve got 30 wickets. Probably that’s the only main thing I’m worried about,” Boult said. “I think as a unit we’ve been going really well.”We’ve put the ball where we wanted, and we’ve put a lot of pressure on the teams that we’ve come up against. If we can continue to do it as a unit and obviously give us some lower totals to chase, then I’ll be happy.”Also Read | New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019 Match 25: Prediction and probable playing XIAlso Read | New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019: Weather updates from Birmingham on WednesdayAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow New Zealand vs South Africa Nextlast_img read more

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Kai D. Makes and Sells Keepsake Clothing

first_img 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America After gaining experience at such well-known brands as Nautica, menswear designer Kai D. Fan launched his eponymous small-batch locally made collection Kai D. at his own pop-up store in lower Manhattan in November 2009. He has since relocated the store to Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he continues to offer the house brand, which combines timeless artisanal looks made with high-quality imported fabrics, and a variety of clothes, accessories, and other items from outside labels that he personally chooses.This somewhat inexplicably under-the-radar designer/retailer caught up with me at his impressive and inviting store last week where he stressed the appeal and importance of his “slow fashion” sartorial assortment – one that is definitely worth your time and money to shop.What is the store’s product mix?About 65 percent are our own designs which we produce in the Garment District and the other 35 percent are mostly accessories from different labels but we are starting to incorporate more and more so it is starting to become more of a multi-label store.What are bestsellers aside from the Kai D. house brand?For the clothing we carry rainwear from Denmark called Rains. They are doing really well. It’s very good product that is very functional and well priced. The other two brands we carry are Shuttle Notes from Japan which is mostly knitwear and Hansen Garments from Denmark which is pretty much the same concept as me. For the accessories we carry Bellroy wallets and another brand called Secret from The Netherlands. We also carry a leathermaker from New England upstate called Sweettrade. They were just featured in a bunch of men’s magazines and are an up-and-coming maker. The bags also come from different labels. We carry the brand Bleu de Chauffe from the south of France and a Brooklyn label called TM 1985. We also have sweaters from the English brand North Sea Clothing.How has the Kai D. collection evolved over the years?It probably started as a little more workwear. It still has the inspiration from the early century workwear but at the same time I kind of wanted to make it a little more modern so a lot of the pieces are essential, timeless pieces that I think men should have. I try to establish the right pant, the right shirt, the right jacket. I don’t change season after season. It’s kind of a classic silhouette so it’s a little more utilitarian in that sense.On the other hand, because this is so very consistent with details and designs I try to express my creativity through making one-of-a-kind pieces. I took an old Japanese farmer coat and then I changed the shape and used a different cut but keep a kind of kimono look. I created this hybrid and I make them in luxury fabrics like cashmere and alpaca. We did that last year and it was really well received so we started to make more. We make shorter versions and on-off pieces. That’s almost like a separate entity that is evolving.Who are the customers who shop at Kai D.?A lot of them are in the creative field. A lot of them are photographers or architects. Other professions that are really popular are designers, writers, musicians, artists or entrepreneurs and small business owners that don’t have to wear corporate clothing but they want something that is well made and has a little bit more unique detailing compared to just generic materials. We tend to attract those kind of customers but the age range can run from someone who is 17 that has exquisite taste to the oldest customer, who is actually 72 and I used him as a model for the launch.You also sell online…Yes. I also have a friend who has two stores in Brooklyn called Modern Anthology and they carry a small portion of my designs. But the majority is sold here. Although the ecommerce is growing it’s probably ten percent of sales. Most of the people who shop here might not live in New York so when they go back to wherever they live they can shop online.What sets your brand and store apart?I think it’s the way I approach designs. I don’t think of a seasonal collection. I just design pieces that I think are something I would want to wear for at least five if not ten years. It’s almost like a keepsake kind of piece – you just keep wearing it and it will age better and better. So that dictates how I design and the choices that I make in shapes, fits, trims, colors and materials that I pick. Because of those micro-decisions that I make the pieces tend to feel like they don’t get out of style. So I like to stick with that. I did some research online and I came across Kate Fletcher who published the term “slow fashion” so I kind of use that generally speaking to describe what I do. It’s all about things that are higher quality and thoughtfully made so that they will last a long time.last_img read more

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Golar LNG Sells Shares to Fund FLNGV Conversion

first_imgzoom Golar LNG is offering 7,170,000 common units, representing limited partner interests in Golar LNG Partners LP, to fund a portion of the recently announced contract with Keppel Shipyard to convert the 126,000 cbm LNG carrier Gimi into a floating natural gas liquefaction facility (FLNGV). Golar says that these proceeds will be in addition to the net proceeds expected to be received over the next two years from the recently announced USD 390 million sale of the Golar Eskimo to Golar Partners.Following completion of the offering, Golar will own 1,668,096 common units, 15,949,831 subordinated units, the 2% general partner interest (through its ownership of the general partner) and all of the incentive distribution rights in Golar LNG Partners.last_img

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No Im not playing Amrita Pritam Taapsee Pannu

first_imgMumbai: Taapsee Pannu has denied she is playing Amrita Pritam in a new biopic. On Tuesday, sections of the entertainment media, mistook Taapsee Pannu’s social media post quoting legendary author-poet Amrita Pritam to rashly assume that the actress is set to play Pritam in Anubhav Sinha’s underproduction “Thappad”. It now turns out Tapsee is not playing Amrita Pritam. “It’s sad that the majority don’t bother to read and interpret my Tweet efficiently enough. Nor connect it with what I posted just a day before the post on Amrita Pritam. It’s sad that I have to spell it out so obviously to you,” the actress exclusively told this journalist. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Taapsee, who recently signed a film where she plays a Gujarati sprinter, feels she would be far more open in admitting it if she were to really play Amrita Pritam. “It’s sad that people think I will write such a cryptic post if I am portraying that magnificent character on screen. So, sadly but honestly, the truth is Amrita is the name of my character in Anubhav Sinha’s film Thappad and since her name has a certain connect with Amrita Pritam I used a quote that’s written by her but reflects in my character Amrita’s life in Anubhav Sir’s film,” she cleared the air.last_img read more

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Spanish Association Denounces Sexual Harassment of Moroccos Mule Women

Rabat – The Association for Human Rights in Andalusia (APDHA) has denounced the dire predicament that the “mule women” experience to transport bales of contraband products from Spain’s enclaves, Ceuta and Mellila, into Morocco’s territory where they will be distributed across Morocco’s markets.In a new report published by Lavanguardia, entitled “Respect and dignity of Moroccan women who import products on the border of Morocco and Ceuta,” APDHA said that “over 7,000 Moroccan women carry on their backs weights of 60 to 90 kilos [of products] from “El Tarajal,” Ceuta to neighboring villages, for an average commission estimated at 10 euros per day.”In continuing remarks, the report reveals “many cases of Moroccan women who face every day humiliation and sexual harassment from Spanish and Moroccan polices forces on the border.” Cristina Fuentes, researcher/member of the APDHA, condemned the indifference of the Moroccan and Spanish governments by saying, “This situation cannot last any longer despite the substantial benefits it brings. Approximately half of Ceuta’s exports carried on the backs of the carriers [mule women].”Fuentes went on to note, “This illegal activity is estimated at over 400 million euro, according to a study conducted by the University of Granada on the economic and fiscal regime of Ceuta.”“These profits are based on the violation of the rights of those women – who are in need of a job to feed their families,” Fuentes added.Edited by Constance Guindon read more

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Ravi to urge IMF to increase annual aid to Lanka

Secretary to Ministry of Finance Dr Samarathunga said that WB/IMF provides Sri Lanka the long term credit with the repayment period up to 40 years and the grace period of seven years with 2 percent interest. Presently this aid is used in developing infrastructure facilities in different sectors of the economy. Japan is a largest aid donor to Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka team headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is expected to hold talks on further improving the ties between the two countries in the field of economic co-operation and investment. (Colombo Gazette) This year’s discussion by Minister Ravi Karunanayake with the IMF team is aimed at increasing the annual aid to Sri Lanka towards more areas of activities.Meanwhile Karunanayake en route to WB/IMF meeting will also visit Japan to join Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on an official visit to Japan where discussions will be held on economic and bilateral co-operation between the two countries. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake left the Island to attend the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund which will take place in Lima, Peru, from 9-11 October 2015. The Minister was accompanied by the Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arujuna Mahendran and the Secretary to Treasury and the Ministry of Finance Dr. R.H.S. Samarathunga.The Annual Meeting of the WB will bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from its 188 member countries. It will provide a unique opportunity for a broad dialogue on issues of global economic importance. They serve to discuss international economic and financial developments, the state of the global economy, and policies to reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth in the member countries especially the developing countries. Karunanayake will hold special discussion with World Bank/ IMF team on the aid provided to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka receives long term aid to the value of 400 million US Dollar annually from the WB/IMF. read more

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Western directed student away from CBC

An instructor at Western University says that he steered a journalism student away from a possible internship at former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s show ‘Q’ because of a disturbing incident.But the university is saying something a little different. Sean Leathong visited the Western campus Monday — the university where he studied journalism — and he has this first-person account.I was speaking to Jeremy Copeland an instructor at what was then the University of Western Ontario, my former instructor in 2010, and he told me that part of this came from an incident that happened with a former student, after she had graduated, but nevertheless raised a red flag for the future.It was December of 2012 when Western University journalism instructor Jeremy Copeland was told a disturbing story by his former student.Jeremy Copeland: “It was a surprise that that happened to her. It would have never occurred to me before hand to say don’t go down there.”According to both Copeland and the Toronto Star, the young woman attended a taping of ‘Q’ where she had hoped to work. Afterwards, she said Ghomeshi touched her inappropriately and made advances — Enough that she was compelled to tell her former teacher. The following September, faculty at Western were discussing a wish list of potential internship placements submitted by a new class — one of which, had rated ‘Q’ at the very top.Jeremy Copeland: “I said, I spoke up, is it a young woman? and they said yes, I hadn’t met her, this student at the time and I said I don’t think she should go there.”Copeland says he was also aware of the Toronto Star investigation into Ghomeshi, while other faculty noted that a previous intern had a bad experience at ‘Q’ — unrelated to issues with Ghomeshi, but rather a lack of good journalistic experience: “So within about 60 seconds we had moved on to her second choice.”In speaking with other faculty members from the journalism program at Western, they say that they don’t recall in any meetings the conduct of Jian Ghomeshi coming up with regards to any internships. But the University did released a statement.The statement reads: “The faculty of information and media studies has not pro-actively sought opportunities for student internships to CBC’s ‘Q’ for the past six years. This position is of a direct result of a student returning from an internship at ‘Q’  in 2008 and reporting he had been assigned everyday errands not related to journalism.”Copeland says that this does not reflect at all on the CBC as a placement for interns in the future: “To me this is like one really bad apple in the CBC.”Copeland was careful to point out that it is extremely rare for the faculty to have fears about a student’s safety at a placement, so you can see why they wouldn’t want to take chances.This internship placement is a very serious part of the course as many students hope to get a job afterwards, so a student is trying their best to go above and beyond. read more

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