Shazam App Gets Full Artist Playlists, if You Live in Europe

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Shazam, the magic mobile app that identifies music playing in the room you’re in, has added a new option for interacting with a song it’s identified: listen in Spotify. Spotify, a killer desktop and mobile music app that’s not yet available but to a few thousand testers in the United States, is widely loved in Europe. It’s a great way to discover new music, listen to an artist’s full or nearly full body of work and just generally get your groove on. I’m lucky to be listening to the band Bassnectar on Spotify as I write this post. I used Shazam earlier tonight to identify several songs, however, and did not have the option to fire those artists up in Spotify. I wish I could have. Along with creating a Pandora or channel based on an identified artist, watching that artist’s YouTube videos, searching for their nearby tour dates and buying their music by MP3 – Spotify subscribers are now going to have a great new way to start listening to new music they discover on Shazam.The advantage of using Spotify, instead of Pandora or, is that Spotify users can easily listen to entire albums and navigate among related artists much more freely than on most other services.According to the Spotify blog, this feature is only available to Spotify Premium subscribers at launch, but will be made available to free account holders soon. If you live in the United States and have not been fortunate enough to get one of relatively few Spotify preview accounts, prior to what everyone hopes are pending US licensing agreements with the major record labels here – well, don’t hold your breath. ReadWriteWeb cannot be held responsible if you burst while waiting.As a happy new subscriber to the similar service Rdio, I hope that Shazam will integrate listening in Rdio as well.A seamless ability to listen to entire albums of whatever musician or group is playing on the speakers in a room you’re in, with just a click or two and some awesome music identification technology, is truly incredible. Thank goodness for bandwidth, smartphones and streaming mobile music. Tags:#mobile#music#news#web center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout marshall kirkpatrick 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Put Themselves First

first_imgHustlers take care of themselves before they take care of other people. This sounds selfish, doesn’t it? It’s not selfish; it is necessary. Keep reading.Hustler’s put their personal health first. They make time to exercise each morning, knowing that the body that carries around that brain full of ideas has to be cared for. If the body is polluted, so is the brain. And if the body lacks energy and vitality the hustler won’t be able to accomplish as much.The non-hustler doesn’t believe they have time to exercise and take care of their physical health each morning. They hit the snooze button three times and choose 27 minutes of comfort over 27 minutes of the physical stress that produces health, energy, and focus.As the body transports the brain, the brain transports the mind, and the mind needs to be fed. Hustler’s never stop learning and developing themselves. They make time, almost always in the morning, to read something that will help them perform better, better understand their world, or provide them with even greater inspiration.The non-hustler doesn’t have time to read or listen to an audio program. They believe they don’t have the money to invest in themselves. The non-hustler rushes right to their inbox to respond to the rest of the world’s mostly-petty demands first. Because they’re reactive, the non-hustler feels the need to get a jump on things.Hustlers sharpen their saw. They take time to write and review their goals. The hustler spends time working on her mission and values and things that bring meaning to her life. Hustlers take time to reflect on what they’ve learned, to notice what is working, what isn’t working, and what needs changed. They make time to review their progress each day and plan for the following day.The non-hustler is either too worried about appearing busy to spend time sharpening their saw or too lazy to do the heavy-lifting around values, meaning, and goals. They’d rather wait for the world to produce something for them to respond to than determine what’s important for themselves.Hustlers put themselves first because they know that without taking care of the only real asset they have with which to produce results, they can’t make the contribution of which they are capable. Without taking care of their physical health, they can’t take care of their family and the people they care about. Without taking care of their mind they can’t keep up with the radical changes occurring all around them.By taking time to put themselves first, the hustler is better prepared to care of those around and to make a greater contribution. By putting others first, the non-hustler limits their ability to produce and contribute.If you’re struggling with this concept, let me say it to you another way: Adjust your own mask before helping the person sitting next to you. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Even after death, Lt. Ummer Fayaz is an inspiration

first_imgHeads covered with scarves, around a dozen girls comfort Uzma Jan, a Class 12 student, on the veranda of a three-storey house at Sursoan village in Kulgam, with silence looming large after the murder of Lt. Ummer Fayaz.At the village, over 70 km south of Srinagar, mourning entered the fifth day on Sunday. The sisters and friends of 22-year-old Lt. Fayaz, abducted and killed by militants on Wednesday in adjoining Shopian district, are still to come to terms with the fact that their inspirational figure is no more.Elder to the siblings, Asmat Jan, 19, and Uzma Jan, 16, the Army officer, who belonged to 2 Rajputana Rifles, was more than an elder brother.“He [Lt. Fayaz] was our motivation and hope. When he came home this time, he gifted me a pen with the advice: ‘Work hard. I will help you realise your dreams now. I have started earning and you need not worry. You will scale heights’,” recalled Uzma, who wished to become a doctor. “My hope has been dashed now,” she added.Full of confidence that Kashmir was safe for him, Lt. Fayaz, who arrived on April 30 from Nagrota in Jammu and was kidnapped on May 9, brought famous sweets from Kud, a major stopover on the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the family. It was his first visit after his formal induction into the Army six months ago.‘Self-made man’  “My son accompanied me to my orchards and sprinkled pesticides on apple trees. He was humble and self-made. He always made me proud,” said father Fayaz Ahmad, a farmer.During his short stay, neighbours said, Lt. Fayaz played cricket with local children and caught up with old friends. Lt. Fayaz stayed for three nights at his maternal cousin’s place to attend her wedding. “His cousins had no brother. My son was their elder brother too,” said Mr. Ahmad, getting emotional as he recalled the tragedy. He was home when the sad news was broken to him on Wednesday.‘Dutiful Army officer’“Fayaz sahib never had an iota of apprehension. He always felt free here being an Army officer. When he was asked to accompany the armed men on the fateful day, he did not resist. He would often say I have done no harm to anyone. Why would anyone harm him?” recalled Lt. Fayaz’s aunt.Residents continued to trickle in at the victim’s house. Flanking Mr. Ahmad, Lt. Fayaz’s school friends Rahil and Adil said he was their inspiration.“Fayaz was a computer wizard and Hollywood action-movie buff. We watched Martian movie together recently. We were together till Class 12. Many students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya sat for the National Defence Academy examination in 2012. However, he was the only one to pass from the Kashmir division. He was our inspiration and role model,” said Rahil, who is pursuing honours degree in physics from Kashmir University. Rahil said the Army’s disciplined life motivated him to join it.Adil said his friend was “apolitical”. “We would stay in touch on WhatsAap all the time when he was undergoing training. He would never discuss politics. He would joyfully wrap his arms over our shoulders with no airs of being an officer,” said Adil, an employee with the Animal Husbandry department.As the shocked mother refused to talk, the father insisted that no politics should be allowed over his death. “It was destiny and had Allah’s nod. We could not have avoided it. It’s painful to keep raking it up. I want closure,” said Mr. Ahmad, while welcoming the Army move to name a local goodwill school after him. Family members of the slain Army officer Lt. Ummer Fayyaz mourn during his funeral in Kulgam district.  | Photo Credit: PTIlast_img read more

Bundesliga: Ruthless Borussian Dortmund maul Vfl Wolfsburg for flawless start to season

first_imgBorussia Dortmund overcame hosts VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 on Saturday to make a flawless start to their Bundesliga season.New Dortmund coach Peter Bosz had promised attractive, attacking football and his team, who finished third last season, delivered on his Bundesliga debut.There was more good news for Dortmund with Mario Goetze making his comeback after half a year out following a metabolic disorder and the Germany international set up Christian Pulisic after 22 minutes for the first goal at the Volkswagen Arena.The absence of suspended Ousmane Dembele, who missed training last week amid speculation about a possible move to Barcelona, was quickly forgotten as Marc Bartra doubled the lead five minutes later against a dazed Wolfsburg defence.With the Wolves cornered, Dortmund kept up the pressure and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last season’s Bundesliga top scorer, added a third on the hour.Champions Bayern Munich are also on three points after Friday’s 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.An 84th-minute deflected effort from Andrej Kramaric gave Hoffenheim, who face Liverpool next week for a spot in the Champions League group stage, a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen.Australian Mathew Leckie struck twice for new club Hertha Berlin as they beat promoted VfB Stuttgart, back after a season in the second division, 2-0.Nicolai Mueller’s goal gave Hamburg, who narrowly avoided a relegation playoff last season and suffered a shock German Cup first-round exit last week, a 1-0 win over Augsburg for their first victory at the start of the season in seven years.advertisementPromoted Hanover 96 won by the same score with Austrian Martin Harnik on target against Mainz 05.Last season’s runners-up RB Leipzig travel to Schalke 04 later on Saturday.last_img read more

Warriors Rout Rockets, 115-80

first_imgHOUSTON — Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry’s performance the night of May 23 simply. “Steph was Steph,” Kerr said.Indeed.The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power a 40-point game and the Warriors made it look easy against Houston, beating the Rockets 115-80 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.“He’s had a brilliant season,” Kerr said. “The shooting is hard to describe because I don’t think we’ve ever seen anybody shoot the ball the way Steph does off the dribble, off the catch.”The Warriors won the first two games by just five points combined. There would be no such drama in this one, with Curry leading them to a 26-point advantage in the second quarter.Now the baby-faced MVP has Golden State one victory away from its first trip to the NBA Finals since it won the 1975 title. Game 4 is May 15 in Houston.“We understand it’s a special moment, it’s just we’re wrapped up in our day to day grind of preparing for games and going out and exerting all the effort we need to make this story happen,” Curry said. “So it’s kind of hard to remove yourself from those emotions.”Curry was unstoppable, making seven 3-pointers to break the NBA record for most 3s in the playoffs in a season with 64.MVP runner-up James Harden finished with 17 points behind 10-of-11 free-throw shooting, but made just 3 of 16 shots as the Rockets dropped three straight for the first time all season.Dwight Howard, who played despite a knee injury suffered in Game 1, had 14 points and 14 rebounds.Houston rebounded from a 3-1 deficit in the conference semifinals to beat the Clippers and move on. No team in NBA history has won a series after falling behind 3-0.“We just can’t quit on each other,” Howard said. “We’ve come too far. We’ve been through too many battles to just allow it to end like tonight … we’ve just got to man up.”Draymond Green and Klay Thompson added 17 points apiece for the Warriors.Curry had 37 points after three quarters and went to the bench for good with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining after his seventh 3-pointer made it 103-73. He also had seven rebounds and five assists.After coach Kerr complained about turnovers in the last game, the Warriors had just one before halftime to help them run away with this one early.“If we defend like crazy and take of the ball, we’re going to be in good shape,” Kerr said.The Rockets have rebounded from double-digit deficits in three of their eight wins this postseason, but this time they fell into a hole way too big to overcome. Especially when Harden’s shots weren’t falling.The Warriors were in control of this one from the start and were up by 12 at the end of the first. But things got out of hand quickly when Curry heated up.A pair of free throws by Harden cut the lead to nine points with about 6 minutes left in the quarter when Curry took over. He scored the next six points as part of a 16-5 run where he scored all but two of the Warriors points to push the lead to 54-34.Curry broke the record for 3s in the playoffs on a long one from the top of the key that put Golden State up 49-32 about 4 1/2 minutes before halftime. Reggie Miller set the previous mark of 58 in 2000.He did a little bit of everything in that span. There was the finger roll layup, a bank shot, seven free throws and even a pair of rebounds to get Golden State rolling.Houston couldn’t do anything right on either end of the court for most of the second quarter, and made just one field goal and missed six shots in the six minutes before halftime.“I was surprised that we didn’t come out with more,” Houston coach Kevin McHale said. “I thought we would come out with a little more juice.”The Warriors led by 25 at halftime and Houston opened the third quarter strong, using a 13-6 spurt to get within 68-50. Thompson made a free throw after that before Curry took control once again, scoring the next five points, including a 3-pointer under heavy pressure, to push it to 75-50 midway through the third quarter.Curry pumped his fist and screamed to no one in particular as several of his teammates raised three fingers in the air.He wrapped up the third quarter in much the same way, scoring Golden State’s last five points, capped by a 3-pointer to make it 92-61 entering the fourth quarter.Howard was the only positive for the Rockets in the first half and he had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Harden made just one of eight shots in the first half, but had eight points after making all six of his free throws.Golden State led 62-37 at halftime. The Warriors led 30-18 at the end of the first quarter behind 10 points from Andrew Bogut.(KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Subra wants TRWFC to keep focus in final 2 matches

first_imgSuper League Subra praises JDT as worthy Super League champions Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 07:10 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) S. Subramaniam, Gabriel Guerra, Kelantan, Johor Darul Ta'zim, Super League FMLLP Super League Johor Darul Ta’zim v Kelantan Kelantan Johor Darul Ta’zim S. Subramaniam paid tribute to the qualities of JDT after Kelantan’s latest league defeat Subramaniam Sooryapparad returned to his old hunting ground at Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium on Wednesday but a defeat to Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) only left his Kelantan team in the middle of a relegation battle heading into the last two rounds of Super League matches.The centre-back made his first start for Kelantan since the resumption of the domestic schedule since the break in early August but saw his team conceded three goals to the league champions, putting Kelantan in a precarious position, just one point ahead of Sarawak. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Subramaniam however remains confident that it is all still in Kelantan’s own hands to decide their league destiny and wants his team mates to concentrate only on themselves in their final two matches against PKNS and Melaka United.“Our target is to stay in the league. Next two games we have to give all we have to win. It’s a big task but it’s not critical. We have to win our game and not worry about what others do,” said Subramaniam after the match.As a former JDT player, Subramaniam is also best placed to speak about the virtues of the team who have now won the league in four consecutive seasons.“Playing at Larkin isn’t easy. We gave our best. JDT have changed a lot, even the system. Their up three and middle three are really strong.”“The results today reflect the game and congratulations to them. You can see the qualities. They have all the best players in the country, including the foreigners,” added Subramaniam.This latest defeat marks Kelantan’s 11th defeat of the league campaign with their last win in the league coming way back in May.last_img read more

Gritty City prove they have character as well as class

first_imgManchester City Gritty Man City prove their character to break their most telling record yet Sam Lee Manchester City correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:28 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Raheem Sterling Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Raheem Sterling Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Opinion Huddersfield put up more of a fight than any of the Blues’s opponents so far this season but even they could not stop Pep Guardiola’s impressive side Another game, another Manchester City victory. No surprise there, if this is the first you’ve seen or heard about the game, yet there was nothing too familiar about the Blues’ 2-1 win at Huddersfield.Pep Guardiola’s vibrant side have broken records with every passing game in recent weeks. Most wins, most goals, you name it. Today they broke another, and one that perhaps says as much about them as the others; this was the first time they have come from behind to win an away Premier League match in which they had trailed at half time since, wait for it, 1995!Man City 9/2 for UCL glory Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Even with the various different talented teams that have been moulded in this new City era, and for the trophies won against the odds, they had never quite managed to dig deep on occasions like this.Yet here they are, proving doubters wrong in as many ways as you can imagine.Manchester City celebrateFor a while it looked like English football would get something like the result it has been most intrigued about for the past few weeks. Guardiola’s side have certainly received plenty of plaudits for putting together a run of 17 usually breathtaking wins in recent weeks, but there has been a growing sense of intrigue as to how they would respond to defeat, or even a draw.Ahead of almost every City away game for the last six weeks or so fans and pundits alike have wondered whether the Blues would finally come unstuck at some of the Premier League’s toughest grounds.The Hawthorns, perhaps? The King Power, surely?Of course, City continued sweeping aside every team put in front of them, and with fine performances. The only fault you could find with wins at West Brom and Leicester – 3-2 and 2-0, respectively – was that the Blues did not put away their chances and rack up thrashings. Not much of a complaint, in all honesty.Yet Huddersfield gave Guardiola’s well-oiled machine plenty to think about at the John Smith’s Stadium, and maybe for many weeks to come.So often this season City have exploited any gaps, no matter how small, in the opposition ranks. Huddersfield barely offered any all afternoon.They sat deep in a way many suggest is the best way to frustrate City and they did so in a way that backs up the argument. They also scored the type of goal you would imagine could easily end a winning run; a comical deflection from a set-piece, and just before half-time, too.Yet City showed more proof of their mettle by immediately winning a penalty after the restart. Sergio Aguero converted to set the tone for the rest of the match; City dominating the ball as Huddersfield dropped deeper and deeper.Manchester City celebrate v HuddersfieldThe Terriers did so admirably, starving Kevin De Bruyne of space and letting City’s wingers have it out wide, but giving them no angles to do anything with it.Many teams will replicate this approach in the coming months but few will do it as well as David Wagner’s men. Still, though, it was not enough. And neither was it a beautiful City goal.Raheem Sterling Manchester CityGuardiola had rolled the dice by then, throwing on Gabriel Jesus for Vincent Kompany, and it was Jesus who showed he can find space even where little exists by tiptoeing free of his markers to fire off a less-than-clean shot. It was easily saved by Lossl but another of City’s star men, Raheem Sterling, showed yet again that he knows exactly where to be and exactly when to be there.So many of his 12 goals this season have been tap-ins, testament to his ability to carry out Guardiola’s orders. This, though, was as scrappy as they come: Lossl’s save deflected off the winger’s thigh and up into the net for a much celebrated winner.City could contribute at least half of the entries for goal of the season in the comings months; that will certainly not be one.Pep Guardiola Manchester CityBut how important it could prove to be. City now welcome Southampton and West Ham to the Etihad before the Manchester derby, while United, already eight points behind, travel to Watford and Arsenal.City will, surely, lose this season, and Guardiola has been planning for it for weeks. While seeing his side take opposition apart for fun, he has still noted the moments that will stand them in good stead when they finally come unstuck.They reacted to Stoke scoring twice by going on to score seven. They reacted to Napoli taking the lead and then getting it back to 2-2 by becoming the first English side to win a Champions League game at the San Paolo. They have now dragged a Premier League game back from the brink to keep their winning streak alive.When will that streak end? If they can ride out an afternoon like this, it may not be for quite some time. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool need ‘close to perfection’ to unseat Manchester City

first_imgJürgen Klopp said Liverpool would not be deflated by missing out on the Premier League title with an astonishing 97 points but admitted it would take “close to perfection” to usurp Manchester City as champions. Jürgen Klopp Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Manchester City Liverpool Pinterest The Kop was in excellent voice after the match, despite Manchester City’s win. Photograph: David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images “But we made unbelievably big steps and I really expect more to come, that’s the truth. What that means in the end, I don’t know. But if you see whatever happens to you in life as the only chance you ever had, then I feel a bit sorry for you to be honest.“There’s a lot to come, a lot of years; it’s all about you and what you do with it, and that’s what we do with it. People will tell us it’s 30 years [since Liverpool won the league] but they have bigger problems, to be honest. We will go again. This team tried it the first time and I really think they did it quite impressively for a first time. And to be on this road and also qualify for the Champions League final is pretty special.“This team is one of the best to have ever played for Liverpool but we play in a league with other very good teams and we have to accept that, no problem. We will go again, 100%. But give me a few hours to get over what happened today.” Twitter Read more Topics The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this content Klopp congratulated City on retaining the title and admitted the commotion in the crowd when Brighton took the lead on the south coast had a destabilising effect on his team. “It’s difficult to prepare a team for a situation like that, to say: ‘If we score and Brighton score, stay calm,’” he said. “It was going nuts. Then it was difficult. Then it calmed down and it was clear when the atmosphere was not that ecstatic any more that something happened at Brighton which we didn’t like.”Despite his pride in Liverpool’s performance this season Klopp was relatively subdued in his post-match press conference and did not hide his disappointment at being pipped on the line by City.He added: “It’s disappointing. It’s not a wonderful moment but we have enough time to feel how brilliant the season was: 97 points is incredible. And only because City is there it’s not enough. In every other country it would have been easily enough but here. No problem with that. That is the competition we are in. Sadio Mané double sinks Wolves but Liverpool’s title wait goes on Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Liverpool left disappointed but proud as the big prize fails to arrive Share on Twitter “It’s not the competition of 30 years ago, 20 years ago or 10 years ago. It’s completely different. These boys were really ready for it and they have my maximum respect. Not only them because I have to say I know a lot of people will say the Liverpool supporter base are so desperate to win a league, and how they follow this path and our way is just incredible.“This club is in its best moment for a long, long time and it will not end because there is one team with a point more. We will keep going. If you would have thought before the season that we would have 97 points everyone would have taken it but then somebody decided there is another team with 98 points. That’s how it is.” news Facebook Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Liverpool ended their title challenge with a 30th win of the season, at home to Wolves, with Alisson keeping a club-record 21st clean sheet and Sadio Mané sharing the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah – and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – on 22 goals.But the third-biggest points haul of all time in England’s top division was not enough to land a first league title in 29 years for Liverpool, who have the Champions League final to come against Tottenham on 1 June. Their manager insisted he had no concerns the monumental effort only to finish second would have a lasting psychological impact on his players.“I’m not worried,” Klopp said. “That was the season we played. Next season we will play a different season. As long as City are around with the quality and the financial power that they have then it’s not like any other team will pass them easily. That’s clear. We need to be very, very close to perfection to win the Premier League as long as this is the case. Read morelast_img read more

Thoresen Shipping Adds Secondhand Supramax

first_imgThoresen Shipping Singapore (TSS), a subsidiary of Thoresen Thai Agencies, has purchased and taken delivery of the secondhand dry bulk vessel Karaweik, which will be renamed Thor Future.Featuring 54,170 dwt, the Supramax was bought for a price of USD 7.9 million. Although the company did not reveal the ship’s previous owner, data provided by VesselsValue shows that the vessel was operated by Japan-based Santoku Senpaku. The 190-meter-long bulk carrier has a market value of USD 10.8 million.With the addition of the 2006-built Karaweik, the Thoresen-owned fleet comprises a total of 20 vessels with an average size of 52,908 dwt and an average age of 11.8 years.The company said that the acquisition is part of TTA’s ongoing fleet renewal plan launched in an effort to develop a fleet of modern and standard dry bulk vessels and increase operating efficiencies.last_img read more

2 Sikh youth charity workers held in UK antiterror probe

first_imgLondon: Two persons, including a woman — having links with a Sikh youth group, have been arrested by Britain’s counter-terrorism police in connection with an alleged fraud relating to the group’s charitable funds.West Midlands Police said a 38-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were arrested in Birmingham on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation by dating back to September last year. The UK’s Charity Commission is investigating the receipt and use of charitable funds by the Sikh Youth UK which has raised “a number of regulatory concerns”. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe Sikh Youth UK is not a registered charity but the independent regulator has jurisdiction over it because the funds being scrutinised in the investigation are charitable. “Two people have been arrested by detectives from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU), this resulted following the examination of evidence obtained during searches which took place in September 2018,” a West Midlands Police statement said. “A 38-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were detained from an address in Birmingham for questioning in connection with alleged fraud offences of donated charitable funds. The pair are Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customsbeing held at a police station in the West Midlands,” the statement said. It said that the WMCTU officers had been working closely with the UK’s Charity Commission, which has opened a “statutory inquiry” into funds held by and raised in connection with Sikh Youth UK. The British Sikh outfit is described on its website as a national organisation raising awareness on social evils and supporting the victims of sexual grooming, substance abuse and domestic violence within the community. Some of its activities include commemorating those who died during ‘Operation Blue Star’ at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984. “The organisation uses spirituality, sport and education based treatment and rehabilitation programmes coupled with close mentoring and support groups,” according to the Sikh Youth UK website. “In October 2018, West Midlands Police notified the Commission of concerns relating to the organisation’s receipt and use of charitable funds,” a Charity Commission statement said. “The Commission exercised its powers under Section 52 of the Charities Act 2011 to obtain copies of bank statements. The Commission’s analysis of the information obtained to date has identified a number of regulatory concerns which warrant further investigation,” it said. The watchdog said its inquiry will examine all aspects of the group’s functioning as well as its status in order to determine whether it is a charity in law and present a report at the end of its probe. The action this week against Sikh Youth UK workers is connected with anti-terror raids related to extremist activity in India led by the WMCTU last year, when coordinated raids were conducted British Sikh addresses in Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham. “The searches are in connection with allegations of extremist activity in India and fraud offences,” West Midlands Police had said at the time in September 2018. Ptilast_img read more

Manitoba government to pull nurses ad that union says is demeaning to

first_imgWINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is pulling a series of advertisements aimed at recruiting nurses after one of the images was criticized as being sexist and patronizing.The ads have been online since February and tout Manitoba as offering a work-life balance.They depict nurses, still in uniform, doing fun activities such as hiking in snow or visiting an art gallery.One ad used a stock photo of three women getting facial treatments at a spa, and a nurses uniform and stethoscope were photoshopped onto one of the women.The ads were criticized on social media.Health Minister Cameron Friesen says the ads will be pulled.“Yeah, this is … odd,” read a post on Friesen’s Twitter account Thursday.“As minister, I don’t normally wade too far into advertising campaigns. However, I share the same concerns as everyone else does about the images, have ordered them removed, and will have internal discussions about next steps in the days to come.”The Manitoba Nurses Union condemned the ads.“This is tone deaf and demeaning to women and Manitoba’s nurses, who are dealing with 16 hour workdays, record (overtime), and crushing workloads,” the union said on Facebook. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

From blizzards to flooding Canadians left wondering what happened to spring

first_imgMONTREAL — As Canadians grapple with wild weather ranging from snowstorms on the Prairies to heavy rain and flooding in the East, many are wondering if the days of T-shirts and mild spring temperatures will ever arrive.And the perception of a tardy spring is more than just vitamin-D-deprived grumbling, according to a senior climatologist from Environment Canada.“Everyone’s asking me, ‘Where’s spring?’ ” David Phillips said in an interview. “We’re sending out a search party.”Phillips says the “consistently lousy” and “relentless” cold and rainy weather across much of the country can be blamed on the long winter, which caused higher-than-normal snowfalls, frozen ground and cold temperatures that refuse to let go. “It’s like a bully, it grabs on and takes hold, there’s a big tug of war, a meteorological fight between the warm air and the cold air,” he said in a telephone interview from Toronto. “Clearly, the cold air is winning out.”From high winds in British Columbia to cold and ice that delayed the start of the spring lobster season in parts of the Maritimes, it appears no part of the country is immune.In Alberta, blizzard conditions forced road closures east of Calgary last weekend as crews rushed to remove stuck or smashed vehicles on the Trans-Canada Highway.The snow forced the city to close sports fields across the city, leaving teams scrambling to reschedule their first games of the season.“The biggest problem is the season lasts only until the first week of July,” said Mario Charpentier, president of the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association.“We have eight weeks to play 16 games, and if we lose one of the weeks, it forces us to reschedule and play maybe instead of two games a week, to play three games a week to catch up.”In Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick, thousands of people were forced to leave their homes as rising rivers spilled out of their beds, threatening roads, hydro dams and other infrastructure.In Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, northwest of Montreal, residents had to resort to using boats to visit their stranded homes after the Lake of Two Mountains burst through a man-made clay and grass dike for the first time in decades.And much like Edmonton’s minor soccer players, even some of Montreal’s top-tier athletes were not immune from the effects of below-average temperatures, ample rain and the occasional snow that plagued the city throughout much of April.Remi Garde, the head coach of the Montreal Impact, said he’d been forced to ease off on training because of a playing field that remains stubbornly brown and muddy.“I know the people here are doing their best to get it green, but the cold temperatures at night don’t allow the seeds to germinate, so the field is very difficult for the players,” he told reporters on Tuesday.In Ontario, which saw frequent rain throughout the second half of April, the opening dates for several provincial parks have been postponed due to weather.Ontario Parks cited the “late spring arrival” for the delayed opening of Algonquin, Arrowhead and a handful of other popular parks, while Bonnechere and Fitzroy parks will open later due to flooding.Phillips says the Ottawa and Montreal areas recorded below-average temperatures for every month between October and April — something that “never happens,” he said.But April showers bring May flowers, right? Not so fast, he warned.“I have to tell you, May is not looking good,” Phillips said, explaining that below-average temperatures are expected to persist for at least the first part of the month.But he did offer a glimmer of hope: He said that while a cold winter can lead to a late spring, the same isn’t true of other seasons. “Spring gives no sense of what summer will be,” he said.In Ottawa — where thousands of homeowners, volunteers and first responders have been contending with grey days and cold weather while filling sandbags and fortifying houses from floodwaters —  this spring has meant hardship, fear and questions about the future.But there could be relief on the horizon as the most recent forecast for the National Capital Region calls for a weekend of sun and hot weather, which should see the floodwaters finally start to recede. Organizers of the National Capital Region’s most celebrated spring festival are also hoping the sun will bring something else: an explosion of tulips.Jo Riding, the manager of the Canadian Tulip Festival, says the 300,000 flowers are very resilient and need only a little sun to burst into bloom in time for the annual event that begins May 10.“What that takes is three hot, sunny days,” she said. “So we have high hopes for the weekend, that with three or four good, sunny, hot days in a row we’ll see their faces.”— With files from Daniela Germano in Edmonton, Adam Burns in Toronto, and Lee Berthiaume in OttawaMorgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Toronto, Canada – Global raises the stakes this spring as Season 2 of original suspense drama Ransom returns Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT in simulcast with CBS. From Entertainment One (eOne), Korda Studios, Big Light Productions and producers Sienna Films, the 13-episode series returns to the life-and-death world of crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and his elite team of experts. This season, as they negotiate with top-ranking criminals and delve deep into the world of high-stakes hostage situations, the team members struggle to balance their personal lives in a criminal world that knows no boundaries.“Global has a longstanding history of airing high-octane crime procedurals, and Ransom delivers an excellent balance of thrilling drama with a gripping overarching storyline and compelling characters,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus. “In Season 2, viewers will be on the edge of their seats as we see this elite team take on even more extreme hostage situations.”New this season, Karen LeBlanc (Mary Kills People), joins the series as new team member Cynthia Walker, a confident, charming, and clever, corporate lawyer in whom Eric (Roberts) quickly meets his match. Login/Register With: Along with Luke Roberts as hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont, Season 2 also welcomes back Tony Award nominated Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful), as Maxine Carlson, the young newcomer eager to prove herself; Canadian Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland), as Oliver Yates, the psychological profiler on the team; Canadian Nazneen Contractor, (Heroes Reborn) as ex-cop Zara Hallam; Emma de Caunes (Mr. Bean’s Holiday) as Nathalie Denard, a sometime client of Crisis Resolution; and Canadian Morgan Kohan (Star Trek: Discovery) joins the cast as Evie Beaumont, Eric’s 15-year-old daughter.The Season 2 premiere entitled “Three Wishes,” picks up moments after Season 1’s cliffhanger, where Eric’s longtime adversary, Damien Delaine (guest star Carlo Rota, Jane the Virgin), has taken Eric and Nathalie’s (de Caunes) daughter, Evie (Kohan), hostage. Delaine appears at Crisis Resolution and demands that Eric fulfill his ‘3 wishes’ in order to release Evie, threatening to kill her within hours if he doesn’t comply. In a race against time, the team works to fulfill Delaine’s strange demands which include Eric answering a series of emotionally compromising questions and performing ethically questionable tasks. Tensions rise when Damien challenges Eric with a final wish that will force him into making an impossible decision.Viewers who missed any of the action can catch up on Ransom following the broadcast the next day on, Global Go (now available on Apple TV), and On Demand. And in anticipation of the Season 2 return, Season 1 is available on, Global Go (now available on Apple TV), and On Demand for viewers to get up to speed before the new Season begins.Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who along with partner, Marwan Mery, are considered to be among the top negotiators in the world. Today, they travel around the globe to help multinational corporations and governmental agencies with complex negotiations and conflict resolution.Ransom was created by David Vainola (Diamonds, Combat Hospital) and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle). Ransom is a Canada-Hungary treaty co-production and is produced by eOne with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny via their Sienna Films banner and Spotnitz, via his Big Light Productions banner. Wildcats Productions’ Valérie Pechels and Odile McDonald will executive produce with Daniel Kresmery and György Rajnai of Korda Studios co-producing. Ransom is developed in association with Corus Entertainment Inc., with the participation from the Canada Media Fund, and is produced with the financial assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series..SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@GlobalTV Facebook: Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at Twitterlast_img read more

Morocco Celebrates Grand Opening of Museum of Contemporary African Art

By Sarah GoodmanRabat – The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) held an official international opening on Saturday, February 24, at the Maaden luxury compound in Marrakech. MACAAL is the first of its kind in North Africa: a nonprofit art museum that showcases not only contemporary Moroccan art but also artists from across the continent.The same weekend, Marrakech hosted the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which debuted on the African continent after earlier iterations in London and New York. Though MACAAL launched locally in 2016, the museum’s February 24 international opening built on the momentum and crowds drawn to Marrakech for the weekend. Leila Alaoui, “Khamlia, southern Morocco #1”: The Moroccans Series. Courtesy of MACAALMACAAL was both founded and funded by Othman Lazraq and his father Alami Lazraq, a multimillionaire Moroccan property magnate and art collector. Othman Lazraq is the president of the museum, which now displays some of his family’s 2000-piece collection.The museum also avows an ambitious education and outreach agenda. “Our mission is to disseminate, educate, and popularize art in Morocco and within the continent, namely among younger audiences. We believe that culture is a shared asset that can be an outstanding lever for development,” according to Othman Lazraq.François-Xavier Gbré, “Archives I, printing works, Porto Novo, Benin”; Tracks Series, 2009-2016. Courtesy of MACAALTetouan-based, Los Angeles-born art historian Tina Barouti believes this is a trend across the continent, with museums such as MACAAL and the Zeit Modern Art Museum in South Africa creating “spaces by Africans to represent themselves on their own terms and soil.”Speaking to Morocco World News, Barouti noted that Morocco is uniquely situated at a “crossroads,” and that MACAAL’s “breathtaking” architecture and ambitious education programs demonstrate the ways that Morocco is asserting itself as African.Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden. Photo Credit: Sarah Goodman/MWN“We are seeing Morocco value its African identity by supporting not only emerging Moroccan artists but also emerging African artists. In this climate, it’s really important for North Africa to represent itself as African.”The Contemporary African Art Fair also held FORUM, a series of seven talks curated by Omar Berrada, a Moroccan writer, translator, and co-director of the Dar al-Mamûn library and artist residency.“There’s been a lot of talk about Africa in Morocco in recent years, for many reasons,” said Berrada, referencing to Morocco’s 2017 decision to rejoin the African Union after a 33-year absence. “There is a serious [Moroccan] interest in reclaiming a sense of belonging on the continent, which wasn’t the case five or ten years ago.”Joana Choumali, “Mme. Djeneba”: Hââbré, The Last Generation. Courtesy of the artist and 50 Golborne galleryMorocco has begun establishing itself as a both a destination for and a cultivator of contemporary African artists. In 2014, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI opened the kingdom’s first museum of modern and contemporary art in Rabat.However, Berrada continued, “it cannot only be based on economic investment—there needs to be cultural substance in terms of research, knowledge, and art production. For that to happen, there needs to be more presence, more exchange, more crossing of borders, until artists from all over Africa are more present here and vice-versa.”With 900 square meters for exhibitions divided between two floors, MACAAL creates an impressive space for African artists to display their works and promote cultural exchange.The Grand Opening also inaugurated the temporary photography exhibit “Africa is No Island,” available through August 24. It surveys works by 40 emerging and established photographers from across the continent and the wider African diaspora. As MACAAL explains, the exhibit examines “universally relevant cultural concepts of tradition, spirituality, family and the environment, within the context of modern African experiences and daily life.”The museum captured the new exhibition and the greater international opening on Twitter: “Africa is not an island but rather a connected territory, full of possibilities.”Mohamed El Baz, “A Love Supreme.” Courtesy of MACAAL read more

Lack of resources threaten gains in Pakistans HIV response warns UN agency

8 February 2010Although Pakistan has a plan of action to tackle HIV and AIDS, the country is facing a lack of resources that could jeopardize an effective and timely response to the epidemic, according to the lead United Nations agency on the issue. “Pakistan has made substantial progress over recent years, including in addressing sensitive social issues and increasingly involving people living with HIV in the forefront of the AIDS response,” says Oussama Tawil, Country Coordinator for the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). “However, it is now critical that a collective effort be made to sustain the momentum in these life-saving measures.”According to UNAIDS, the South Asian nation has an HIV prevalence rate of less than 0.1 per cent among its general population. But overall prevalence among injecting drug users has risen steadily from 10.8 per cent in 2005 to nearly 21 per cent in 2008. There are an estimated 91,000 injecting drug users in Pakistan of which nearly one in four in large urban settings are infected with HIV, notes the agency.The country needs $293 million over five years to implement its national action plan, which includes measures to urgently address the rising levels of HIV infection amongst injecting drug users and other segments of society through sexual transmission and avoid a spill-over to the general population. During 2006-2007, AIDS expenditure totalled nearly $29.7 million, with prevention-related activities having been allocated the biggest share – 61 per cent. Despite the resources made available by the World Bank, bilateral donors and the Government, “these funds are insufficient to cover the current needs and to create a sustainable long-term capacity to address the HIV response in the future,” states UNAIDS. The agency warns that HIV/AIDS could have a severe impact in certain communities over the coming decade. “Financial and human resources are urgently needed to scale-up the provision of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services in order to have a definite impact on the HIV epidemic and to mitigate its social and health consequences,” UNAIDS said. read more

Emotional Prince William on how his mothers death made him a mental

first_imgThe Duke Of Cambridge attends a screening of the BBC’s ‘Mind Over Marathon’ Documentary  The Duke Of Cambridge attends a screening of the BBC's 'Mind Over Marathon' Documentary  The first part of the programme, Mind over Marathon, will be broadcast at 9pm on BBC One on Thursday. “I really think we’re on the cusp of something really big and I know the BBC are keen to continue covering mental health and really trying to make that change. “As you can see, you know, I have my own reasons for being involved in mental health – what happened to me with my mother when I was younger – but equally the charitable work I do at the moment and the areas that I’m involved in, it all comes back to mental health.”Speaking without notes, the Duke went on to say: “So many parts of what I go and visit and people I meet, mental health is at the key heart of all their problems, whether it’s homelessness, veterans’ welfare, addiction, many of that stems from mental health issues. Diana, Princess of Wales, died on August 31, 1997, when Prince Harry was 12 and Prince William was 15. The Duke, along with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, has been campaigning for Heads Together to encourage the nation to speak about their psychological problems or to be a sympathetic ear.Lady Gaga has joined their campaign, teaming up with the Duke for a video, watched by thousands online, where they encouraged people to open up about their feelings and bring an end to the “shame” of talking about mental health issues. The Duke of Cambridge poses with Mind over Marathon runners Speaking after the screening of the first instalment of the two-part Mind over Marathon documentary, at Old Broadcasting House, in central London, the Duke said:  I’m speechless actually. I’m quite emotional. So I am just going to take a minute to calm myself down.”He went on to say: “I really think this is a pivotal moment in the change of mental health.center_img The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in their Heads Togther marathon bands The Duke of Cambridge poses with Mind over Marathon runnersCredit:Getty The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in their Heads Togther marathon bandsCredit:Getty “And we need to make mental health normal, we need to treat it the same way we treat physical health, it has to be seen in the same way.”And the more documentaries we have like this, the more we have influential and very important people speaking about their issues and their battles, the better.”In a separate video with Lady Gaga, the pop star, he said: “It’s time that everyone speaks up.” The Duke of Cambridge has said the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, spurred him on to tackle the issue of mental health, as he pledges it is “time everyone speaks up”.Speaking after the preview screening of a BBC documentary about a group of London Marathon runners with psychological problems, the Duke said the more “influential and very important” people open up about their “issues and their battles” the better.His words follow widespread praise for his brother Prince Harry, who this week disclosed that he sought counselling to come to terms with his mother’s death. 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.last_img read more

The end of deal between IHF and Adidas

← Previous Story GERMANY 2017: Seven teams at 100% after Round 2 Next Story → 500.000 REASONS – Petar Nenadic to Telekom Veszprem from January 1 AdidasIHF The International Handball Federation and Adidas AG are announcing that it was agreed not to extend the existing partnership agreement. The agreement will end on December 31, 2017.  The International Handball Federation wishes to explicitly thank Adidas AG for their professional and successful collaboration. adidas AG and the International Handball Federation were partners for decades and worked together at many events, such as Olympic Games and World Championships.                         The International Handball Federation will announce the new equipment supplier for the next period soon.source: IHF read more

Large amount of cash stolen in Monaghan robbery

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information after two men stole a substantial amount of cash from a bank in Monaghan.At around 5pm yesterday, two men, not better described, used a small white van to gain access to a bank on the Dublin Road in Castleblayney.One of the men then entered the building and took a large amount of cash.The two then left the scene in the white van, in the direction of Carrickmacross.No weapons were used and no persons were injured during this incident.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for information and in particular any sightings of a small white coloured van with two men onboard in the vicinity of Castleblayney/Carrickmacross/Cullaville prior to or after 5pm yesterday.Anyone with information is asked to contact Castleblayney Garda Station on 042 9740668, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Read: Man tied up, bundled into car boot during home raidlast_img read more

New Video Game Console Cycle to Start In 2014

first_imgGood news for gamers everywhere! The next generation of video game consoles could kick off in 2014, according to Sony and Microsoft. However, it does come with a catch for both companies, Nintendo is reportedly ready to launch its next console as early as next year.While all of these are loose target dates, many gamers are already getting ready for the upcoming gaming cycle. The last one happened in 2006 to 2007, which left both Microsoft, and Sony behind Nintendo until recently. None of the three companies have released any statements about these dates, but Sony and Microsoft are both building up to the launch. AdChoices广告Via TG Dailylast_img read more