UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UST Growling Tigers428 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Coach: Boy SablanLast Season: 3-11 (8th Place)Holdovers: Marvin Lee, Jeepy FaundoAdditions: Steve Akomo, Christian Garcia, Jordan Sta. AnaKey Losses: Louie Vigil, Jon Sheriff, Renzo Subido, Mario BonleonCoach Boy Sablan acknowledges that after last year’s disastrous run, the UAAP Season 80 campaign will be make or break for him in University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games With key figures from last season’s campaign gone, the Growling Tigers will lean on veterans Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo to carry the fight.But Sablan believes that UST’s unpredictability makes it dangerous, as he expects several players to step up unlike others who depend largely on only one go-to guy.“You won’t rely on just one person. Everybody can be depended on. There are no main guys. I’m not particular on one, two, or three players. Now, I have more confidence on my players. I trust what they can do on the court.”While he’s not willing to make any promises, he guarantees that UST will be better prepared for the challenges that this season brings.“No promises,” he said. “That the team prepared well and we’ll try do everything we practiced the last eight months during the games. You’ll see the changes in our players. That’s one thing you have to watch out for. You’ll see the difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo But Sablan is willing to take on all comers in his second season at the helm for the Growling Tigers with a squad that he can proudly say is his own.“I built this team unlike last year’s. When I arrived, I had no choice but to run with whatever I had. This time, I’m in control of everything. We had a longer preparation this time and I believe we’re in a better groove,” said Sablan in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingParading a mix of veterans and new recruits, Sablan is confident with the group that is slowly showing signs of maturity after the numerous pocket tournaments it participated in in the run up for this season.We had a longer time to prepare, not like before that we only had two months of preparation. So now, we’re running a bit better. The system I was trying to instill last year is finally happening. The bottomline is we had a longer preparation,” said Sablan. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments
Arunima SinhaAmid the outpouring of sympathy and financial aid for injured national volleyball and football player Arunima Sinha, generous amounts of which were doled out to score political brownie points, a crucial aspect was bypassed – the quality of medical attention being delivered to her.The 23-year-old athlete, who lost her left leg after being pushed off a moving train by goons, underwent a second surgery at Lucknow’s Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) on Sunday owing to an infection in the amputated limb. She was shifted from Bareilly District Hospital on Saturday noon after developing multiple complications.Apart from the swelling and infection, Arunima’s haemoglobin level had plummeted because of excessive bleeding.This necessitated an emergency blood transfusion on Saturday night. She has been given two bottles of blood since she was admitted to the Lucknow hospital.Officially, her condition continued to be serious but stable. Earlier, however, CSMMU chief medical superintendent Prof SN Shankhwar said a team of doctors decided to re-perate the athlete’s left leg to save her life.The doctors revealed that she had undergone debridement under general anesthesia. Debridement surgery is done to help wounds heal quickly. She was also found to have suffered multiple fractures on her right leg.Shankhwar said she had been admitted under Prof Vineet Sharma and Dr Santosh Kumar of the department of orthopaedic surgery. Her case was that of traumatic below- knee amputation on the left leg with compound fracture on the right leg.No wonder Arunima’s mother Gyanbala had a sinking feeling when she saw her at CSMMU. “I was horrified by what I saw when the doctors were cleaning the wounds on her amputated left leg. It was rotten up to her knee. There was moist dead tissue around the area. That portion of her limb has become numb. I am a health supervisor in Ambedkar Nagar and realised that the situation is serious,” Gyanbala said, recounting her brief meeting with her daughter who was in agony.advertisementThe medical teams treating Arunima inexplicably kept her family members in the dark. “I fail to understand why the doctors are not telling me the actual condition of my daughter. Late on Friday night, all of a sudden I was told by the Bareilly doctors that she would have to be shifted to CSMMU’s Trauma Centre at Lucknow. Although they were very supportive, they didn’t tell me what the problem was. I also overheard some doctors saying that she should be shifted to a Delhi hospital,” a worried Gyanbala said.”The authorities took five days to shift her from Bareilly to Lucknow. It is only five days after the incident that we have come to know that she has fractured her right leg as well,” she added.”While we are receiving help from all quarters, I’m just hoping that my daughter survives this ordeal. I want people to pray for her recovery. The Railways and CISF have agreed to give her a job. The Union sports ministry, UP government, Samajwadi Party, two cricket players and many individuals have extended their support to us,” she said.Arunima’s elder sister Lakshmi Sinha said: “The attention of the entire nation is fixed on her. We believe the doctors would have saved her leg if she was directly brought to Lucknow. But this is not the time for levelling allegations.”Divulging details of the treatment, Shankhwar said: “The left leg stump wound was full of slough and necrotic tissue. All superficial debris was removed. The patient was then planned for debridement under general anesthesia after her haemoglobin built up. She is currently admitted in the high dependency ward of the Trauma Centre.”For his part, Bareilly District Hospital medical superintendent Dr Vijay Yadav said: “We did our best and recommended that she be shifted to Lucknow as soon as we saw some improvement in her health. A doctor and a pharmacist here even donated blood for Arunima.”At Lucknow, Prof. Abbas Ali Mehdi, who is in charge of the Trauma Centre, said: “The hospital authorities have decided to treat her free of cost. We are giving her the best possible medical care.” The doctors also said that two CISF jawans, Ram Pal and Thakur Das, had given their blood for Arunima on Saturday.The victim and her family have indeed been flooded with offers of help. In the latest such case, the IIIT, Allahabad, announced that it would give her a highly advanced artificial limb free of cost. IIIT director M. D. Tiwari said: “We have developed an artificial leg which would even enable her to run as fast as she used to. We want her to resume playing.”advertisementEarlier, cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh offered her Rs 1 lakh each in aid. Union sports minister Ajay Maken also announced a medical compensation of Rs 2 lakh and an immediate ex gratia of Rs 25,000 for her.Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati said Arunima would be given financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1 lakh by her government.Apart from this, Arunima has been offered jobs by the Railways and CRPF. The internationally acclaimed artificial limbs provider, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, also volunteered to equip her with the Jaipur Foot free of cost.Meanwhile, even after a lapse of five days, the GRP has failed to identify the miscreants who had thrown Arunima out of the train.Additional director general of Railways AK Jain had said the culprits would be nabbed with the help of sketches and announced a reward of Rs 15,000 to those who would help in catching them.
New Zealand authorities have seized the country’s largest cocaine shipment which arrived to the port of Tauranga hidden in a compartment attached to the underwater hull of Maersk Antares container vessel.A spokesperson from Maersk Line confirmed that the shipment was discovered on October 31, when the boxship arrived to Tauranga from Chile in the late evening hours.New Zealand’s Customs Service informed that members of a trans-national drug syndicate approached the ship and retrieved the cocaine, with a street value of around NZD 20 million (USD 13.8 million), from the compartment.The authorities executed search warrants in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and residential addresses in Auckland on November 1 related to the shipment, which culminated in arrests of four foreign nationals. The arrested people are believed to be in no relation to the ship’s crew members.The Maersk Antares, which is deployed on Maersk Line’s AC3/Triple Star service, linking Latin America, New Zealand and Asia, departed the Port of Tauranga “as per the schedule with no delay to the service,” the spokesperson said.“Maersk is fully committed to abiding by the local laws of every jurisdiction we operate in. As such Maersk Line is cooperating fully with the New Zealand authorities,” Maersk Line informed.Assistant Commissioner Chambers said that this is the largest single seizure of cocaine in New Zealand, and that the shipment was destined for New Zealand.
Every now and then a blog post I do gets people talking. That’s always fun, and the ideas that bubble up are often fresh and useful. Irwin Krimke, whose work with Backwoodsman magazine has been very successful, contacted me to say that I neglected, in my reporting of a recent conversation with him, to give appropriate credit to the wholesalers with whom he’s been partnering, and especially to Kable News Company, which has worked to grow his client publication over 600 percent since they took it over. Hats off to everyone involved in this great success story!See Also: The Newsstand Is Not All “Doom and Gloom” From a reader responding to the notion that the conversation has become too negative: Does anyone seriously believe that retailers do not notice how their sales are down? Please. What would be really strange is if we as an industry didn’t address these issues.Ideas and suggestions have also been pouring in about Plan B. Many have to do with eliminating one layer from the distribution process—either the national distributor or the national wholesaler network. Suggestions center around setting up direct-style distribution, drop-shipping from distribution hubs, and eliminating merchandising or doing it on a fee-for-service basis. Here is a sampling:• From a former direct distributor: “Based on the free market system, if this system collapses another will arise to take its place. Currently I am working with India-based businesses on outsourcing solutions for data analysis that might prove useful to publishers and distributors.”• From a newsstand consultant: “Wholesalers are clear they cannot stay in business without more money; publishers are clear they cannot provide more money. If we don’t listen we are perpetuating a vicious cycle. What if the printers were to develop tie lines for the pick and pack and drop ship direct to retailers? Wholesalers could reduce their business to merchandising on a fee-for-service basis; national distributors can bill and collect the retailers on behalf of the publishers. It takes a step and several costs out of the process.”• From a group publisher: “Set up the tie lines/distribution hubs at the Clark (or other trucker) warehouses and ship direct from there. Retailers take back merchandising responsibility.” • From an independent publisher: “Work with the major retailers to truck to their distribution centers and ship from there.” • From a national distributor executive: “Use a system already in place to swing to direct distribution.” Are any of these plans strong candidates for Plan B? What do you think?
NEW YORK—Despite honoring an industry in never-ending flux, much about the 2018 National Magazine Awards (or the Ellies, named for the accompanying elephant-shaped trophy) remained consistent with well-established tradition.Wine and cocktails flowed liberally, a TV news anchor reaffirmed the importance of journalism amid trying times (in between quips about the presence of Anna Wintour and Joanna Coles), and Adam Moss and David Remnick—editors of New York magazine and The New Yorker, respectively—wore thin the Cipriani ballroom’s carpeting during repeated trips to the stage to collect honors on behalf of their publications.What was glaringly different about this year’s 53rd annual Ellies was the omission of its most prestigious award: Magazine of the Year. The American Society of Magazine Editors, which administers the awards, indicated that the move was a reflection of the fact the Ellies are no longer confined to honoring print magazines alone. Replacing Magazine of the Year are two new categories: one for social media and one for digital innovation. “Now that every category is open to digital content, ASME believes that the goal of the Ellies—to recognize editorial excellence in a wide range of publications—is better served by focusing attention on the finalists and winners in the four General Excellence categories,” said ASME in a statement announcing the change.“It’s a bit like the Oscars deciding to stop giving out an award for Best Picture,” opined one publisher in attendance.What remains constant, however, is the Ellies’ commitment to honoring truly inspiring work from some of the best and brightest in the industry—not just in news and general interest reporting, but in sports, food, personal service, entertainment, lifestyle, criticism, fiction, design, and photography.The big winners this year, like in so many previous years (and not undeservedly so), were New York, which took home three wins among ten nominations, and The New Yorker, which also won three awards, among eight nominations.Apart from Moss and Remnick, the guest of honor was Metropolitan Home, Saveur, and Garden Design founding editor Dorothy Kalins, who joins the likes of Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, Hugh Hefner, and Gloria Steinem in the now 29-member Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame.The four General Excellence winners, which, according to ASME, are now the most prestigious honors, were Aperture (for Literature, Science, and Politics), San Francisco magazine (Special Interest), T: The New York Times Style Magazine (Service and Lifestyle), and The New Yorker (News, Sports, and Entertainment).After Outside editor and ASME president Chris Keyes honored the previously announced winner of the ASME Award for Fiction (Zoetrope: All-Story‘s second consecutive win) and the five honorees of the ASME Next Awards, honoring magazine journalists under 30, “CNN Tonight” anchor Don Lemon took to the stage to begin the proceedings in earnest.“It’s been a tough year for all of us,” Lemon quipped. “I was 25 when it all started.”The first winner, in the Public Interest category, was The New Yorker, for Ronan Farrow’s reporting, which helped to break open the Harvey Weinstein scandal. It was The New Yorker‘s eighth win all-time in the category.Cosmopolitan then scored a repeat victory in the Personal Service category for its October story, “How to Run for Office,” followed by W, which earned its fourth Ellie award for photography.W editor Stefano Tonchi, accepting the award, said that the magazine tried to get celebrities to do something different and special in their portraits, “like a man kissing a man or a woman kissing a woman.”“Men kissing men and women kissing women,” replied Lemon, returning to the podium. “I’m here for all of it.”After Aperture won for General Excellence: Literature, Science and Politics, Texas Monthly earned the Ellie for Leisure Interests, for its July feature, “The Golden Age of BBQ.” Accepting the award was Tim Taliaferro, who stepped aside as EIC of the magazine just two weeks ago amid some controversy.Honored in the Single-Topic Issue category was National Geographic, which famously stepped outside of its yellow box for the January issue titled “Gender Revolution.”“I have never, in 38 years of journalism, had a reaction the way we did after we put a nine-year-old transgender girl on the cover,” said editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg, adding that readers credited the issue with enabling conversations they couldn’t have had before.After wins by New York and Time/Mic in the Columns/Commentary and Video categories, respectively, Alex Tizon earned a posthumous Ellie Award for Essays and Criticism for his viral June 2017 story in The Atlantic, “My Family’s Slave.”Next, Self, which shuttered its print edition at the end of 2016, earned the first-ever Ellie for Social Media.“This was a really huge pivot and change for us,” said editor-in-chief Carolyn Kylstra, accepting the award. “I’m so proud of the team and what we accomplished. When you no longer have that flagship property, everything else has to become the flagship property.”New York had two separate sections nominated in the Magazine Section category, which was won by its trendspotting section, “The Strategist.”The other first-time category, Digital Innovation, went to SB Nation, for its July feature about what football will look like in the future—which the category’s judges affectionately deemed “an online acid trip.”“Holy shit,” remarked editor Elena Bergeron.Among other winners and nominees of note, TMC Pulse—the monthly magazine serving Texas Medical Center—earned a surprise nomination in the Feature Writing category (GQ won). And despite losing out to T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Bon Appétit earned an eighth consecutive nomination in the General Excellence: Service and Lifestyle category.View the full list of Ellie Award winners here.2018 Ellie Awards Finalists (Winners in Bold)General ExcellenceNews, Sports and EntertainmentThe New Yorker; The Atlantic; The California Sunday Magazine; National Geographic; New YorkService and LifestyleT: The New York Times Style Magazine; Bon Appétit; Eater; Saveur; Teen VogueSpecial InterestSan Francisco; Bicycling; Inc.; Outside; Texas MonthlyLiterature, Science and Politics Aperture; The Marshall Project; Oxford American; Popular Science; Virginia Quarterly ReviewPublic InterestThe New Yorker for “Abuses of Power,” October 23 print issue, “Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein,” October 27 at newyorker.com, and “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” November 6 at newyorker.com, by Ronan FarrowHarper’s Magazine for “Where Health Care Won’t Go,” by Helen Ouyang, JuneThe New Yorker for “The Takeover,” by Rachel Aviv, October 9ProPublica and NPR for “The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth,” by Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Renee Montagne, NPR, May 12, “Lost Mothers,” by Nina Martin, Emma Cillekens and Alessandra Freitas, July 17, and “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth,” by Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Renee Montagne, NPR, December 7, at propublica.orgVanity Fair for “The 5th Risk,” September, and “Made in the U.S.D.A.,” December, by Michael LewisPersonal ServiceCosmopolitan for “How to Run for Office,” reporting by Laura Brounstein, Meredith Bryan, Jessica Goodman, Emily C. Johnson, Tess Koman, Rachel Mosely, Rebecca Nelson and Helen Zook, October 10 at cosmopolitan.com and November print issueConsumer Reports for “Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication,” by Teresa Carr, August 3 at consumerreports.orgGrist for “Ask Umbra’s 21-Day Apathy Detox,” by Umbra Fisk, April 17 at grist.orgSeventeen for “This Is a Story About Suicide,” by Andrea Stanley, November/DecemberWomen’s Health for the article “Wakey Wakey!” by Malia Jacobson, December print issue; “Sleep Center,” December 11 on womenshealthmag.com; and the video “Wakey Wakey!,” December 11 on facebook.com/womenshealthmagazinePhotographyW; GQ Style; National Geographic; New York; Virginia Quarterly ReviewDesignGQ; Bon Appétit; ESPN The Magazine; Men’s Health; WiredLeisure Interests5280 for “The 5280 Guide to Four Corners,” by Kasey Cordell, SeptemberBicycling for “How Cycling Works,” OctoberBon Appétit for “A Simple Roast Chicken,” by Amiel Stanek, OctoberNew York for “The Encyclopedia of Vegan Food,” by Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite, November 13-26Texas Monthly for “The Golden Age of BBQ,” by Daniel Vaughn, JuneSingle-Topic IssueNational Geographic for “Gender Revolution,” JanuaryThe California Sunday Magazine for “A Teenage Life,” December 3Columbia Journalism Review for “The Trump Issue,” FallNew York for “My New York,” October 16-29The New York Times Magazine for “The New York Issue,” June 4Feature PhotographyThe New Yorker for “Faces of an Epidemic,” photographs by Philip Montgomery, October 30 at newyorker.comThe New Republic for “Charlottesville’s Faces of Hate,” photographs by Mark Peterson, August 14 at newrepublic.comNew York for “The 43-Day Fashion Shoot,” photographs by Holly Andres, August 20 at thecut.comTIME for “Death Reigns on the Streets of Duterte’s Philippines,” photographs by James Nachtwey, January 16Vogue for “American Women,” photographs by Lynsey Addario, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Daniel Arnold, Jonas Bendiksen, Cass Bird, Charlie Engman, Alex Majoli, Bella Newman, Jackie Nickerson, Benjamin Rasmussen, Stefan Ruiz, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Lorna Simpson, Deanna and Ed Templeton and Mayan Toledano, March 8 at vogue.comMagazine SectionNew York for “The Strategist”Backpacker for “The Play List”Bon Appétit for “Starters”Martha Stewart Weddings for “Planner”New York for “The Culture Pages”Website New York; The Marshall Project; National Geographic; Pitchfork; VogueSocial MediaSELF; Mother Jones; The New Yorker; Seventeen; TIMEVideoTIME and Mic for “Life After Addiction,” video by Aja Harris and Paul Moakley, November 8 at time.comThe Atlantic for “What Will Happen to Undocumented Doctors?,” video by Jeremy Raff, February 2The New Yorker for “A Fever Dream at Beautycon,” video by Tim Hussin, September 18The Outline for “The Republican Who Quit the Party Because of Trump,” March 22Vogue for “We Are All Fabulous . . . ,” video by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, February 24; “Paris, Je T’aime,” video by Gordon von Steiner, July 20; and “Workin’ 9 to 5 . . . Inside the Vogue Office!,” video by Charlotte Wales, September 25Digital InnovationSB Nation for “17776: An American Football Story,” by Jon Bois, July 5HuffPost Highline for “FML,” by Michael Hobbes, December 14The Marshall Project With Condé Nast Entertainment and Participant Media for “We Are Witnesses,” by Jenny Carchman, October 26 at themarshallproject.orgNational Geographic Traveler for “North: An Illustrated Travelogue,” by Christoph Niemann, April 4TIME for “Finding Home: 3 Babies, 3 Families, 1 Year,” photographs by Lynsey Addario, reporting by Aryn Baker, video by Francesca Trianni, December 18ReportingThe New York Times Magazine for “The Uncounted,” by Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal, November 19The California Sunday Magazine with the Investigative Fund for “Below Deck,” by Lizzie Presser, February 5ESPN The Magazine for “Sin City or Bust,” April 24, “Standing Down,” November 13, and “Roger Goodell Has a Jerry Jones Problem,” December 4, by Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth WickershamHarper’s Magazine with the Investigative Fund for “Ghost Nation,” by Nick Turse, JulyNational Geographic and ProPublica for “How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico,” by Ginger Thompson, June 12 at propublica.orgThe New York Times Magazine With ProPublica for “Kushnerville,” by Alec MacGillis, May 28The New Yorker for “On the Brink,” by Evan Osnos, September 18Feature WritingGQ for “A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof,” by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, SeptemberThe Atlantic for “My President Was Black,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, January/FebruaryThe Atlantic for “A Death at Penn State,” by Caitlin Flanagan, NovemberThe New York Times Magazine for “The Mailroom,” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, January 22TMC Pulse for “Alan Dickson’s Final Days,” by Alexandra Becker, JulyVirginia Quarterly Review for “The Useful Village,” by Ben Mauk, SpringWired With Epic Magazine for “Love in the Time of Robots,” by Alex Mar, NovemberEssays and CriticismThe Atlantic for “Lola’s Story,” by Alex Tizon, JuneElle for “Her Eyes Were Watching the Stars,” by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, JuneNew York for “The Uninhabitable Earth,” by David Wallace-Wells, July 10-23The New Yorker for “Losing Streak,” by Kathryn Schulz, February 13 and 20Smithsonian for “What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?” by Ian Frazier, OctoberColumns and CommentaryNew York for three columns by Rebecca Traister: “Why the Harvey Weinstein Sexual-Harassment Allegations Didn’t Come Out Until Now,” October 5, “Your Reckoning. And Mine.,” November 12, and “This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work,” December 10, at thecut.comBuzzFeed News for three columns by Bim Adewunmi: “How the Oscar Flub Demonstrates the Limits of Black Graciousness,” March 1, “How Oprah Got Her Acting Groove Back,” April 10, and “Maria Sharapova’s Rivalry With Serena Williams Is in Her Head,” September 9ESPN The Magazine for three columns by Howard Bryant: “The Williams Movement,” February 27, “Power Play,” April 24, and “How Is This Still a Debate?” December 4Longreads for three columns by Laurie Penny: “The Horizon of Desire” October 10, “We’re All Mad Here: Weinstein, Women, and the Language of Lunacy,” October 23, and “The Unforgiving Minute,” November 7Pitchfork for three columns by Jayson Greene: “Is Rihanna the Most Influential Pop Singer of the Past Decade?” April 5, “Can Music Heal Trauma? Exploring the Therapeutic Powers of Sound,” September 20, and “Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitars? Exploring the Future of Musical A.I.,” June 12
File photo: AFPA man opened fire on passersby in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring at least four African migrants in an attack that might be racially motivated, local media reported.The mayor of Macerata, located about 200 km (125 miles) east of Rome, appealed to locals to remain indoors.“Stay at home until further notice. There is an armed man in a car who is shooting in the city,” Mayor Romano Carancini said in a statement posted on local Facebook sites.The shootings happened just days after the body of an 18-year-old Italian woman was discovered cut up and hidden in two suitcases. A Nigerian migrant has been arrested in connection with the death.The website of newspaper Corriere della Sera said a man fired from a car window at two young African migrants shortly after 11:00 am (1000 GMT) Saturday, injuring one of them. A short while later another migrant and an African woman were shot.It was not clear how serious were their injuries.
Mainul Hosein. File PhotoThe High Court on Sunday granted six months bail to lawyer Mainul Hosein in 15 defamation cases, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Md Rezaul Haque and justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing separate bail petitions.Lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain, counsel for Mainul, said some 23 cases-one under the Digital Security Act and 22 defamation cases–were filed against lawyer Mainul for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti in a television talk-show.The defamation cases were filed in Kishoreganj, Bhola, Rangpur, Kurigram, Cox’s Bazar, Magura, Narail, Chattogram, Jashore, Rajshahi, Netrakona, Jhenaidah, Rajbari and Brahmanbaria districts.Mainul who was connected to a talk-show ‘Ekattor Journal’ through videoconferencing aired on Ekattor TV hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an ‘offensive comment’ against Masuda Bhatti on 16 October.During the talk-show, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, “You say that you’re in the Jatiya Oikya Front as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying that you are there as a representative of Jamaat.”Angered with the comment, Mainul said, “I’m thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as ‘characterless’. There’s no question about Jamaat’s link with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me.”
Renowned photographer Shahidul Alam speaks at Vent House by Amnesty International at EMK Center in Dhaka on 4 May 2019. Photo: CollectedAmnesty International’s South Asia campaigner Saad Hammadi on Saturday said people will naturally be afraid of speaking when they do not know what they say or write may constitute an offence.Such feelings breed resentment and are not healthy for a country’s social development, he observed.He made the observation at the first ever campaign event by Amnesty International in Dhaka.Amnesty International in partnership with the Edward M Kennedy Center hosted the campaign event of arts and performances in defence of freedom of expression.The event was organised in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, reflected on the attacks on media and online platforms, intrusion of privacy and repressive laws which have been used against people’s legitimate rights to freedom of expression.“We have noticed that newspaper editors in Bangladesh have become extremely careful about publishing stories and editorials, and even refrain from publishing columns and stories due to fear of reprisals,” said Saad Hammadi.“The event today is part of Amnesty International’s continued campaign for reclaiming freedom, which includes the right to freedom of expression in countries where people are met with heavy punishment for peacefully sharing opinions,” he said.Saad Hammadi said, “People cannot freely express themselves without protection from the state. Censorship of information and the fear of reprisals dwindles quality of life, integrity and their accountability to the public.”Vent House by Amnesty International brought together comedians, cartoonists, journalists, bloggers, musicians, poets, activists and live performance artistes to promote freedom of expression and reflect on the role that the government and people can play with respect to protecting this right.The event also launched hashtag campaign #YoursPeacefully to remind the government that peaceful exercise of freedom of expression must not be criminalised.Celebrated photographer Shahidul Alam, standup comedians Yamin Khan and Ahmad Ashik, cartoonist Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, journalists Shuprova Tasneem, Ayreen Khan, Syed Tashfin Chowhdury, media personality Iresh Zaker, blogger and activist Fahmidul Haq, artists Liza Hasan, Reetu Sattar, Sayeef Mahmud and Aabir Khalid signed up for the Amnesty campaign event.Performers and discussants also included indigenous rights activist and musician Sham Sagor Mankin, singer and songwriter Armeen Musa and her band Ghashforing Choir, young poetry collective The Versemongers and activist Samina Luthfa Nitra.Amnesty International has, in different parts of the world, been supported by a wide range of artistes, including Coldplay, Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert among a host of international artists in defence of freedom of expression around the world. The Dhaka event is the first time supporters and members of Amnesty International in Bangladesh have come together along with members of the international community.
The 4th Annual Comic Con kicked off with a grand start on Friday, 7 February, with huge crowd hindering free movement. A comic and/or custom stuff lover’s way of socialising and finding more stuff which he/she will need, the fourth iteration is already a huge hit even though this is the first time it is being held outside their usual venue Delhi Haat. This time around, Comic Con has an exhibition of works of Charles M Schulz, the creator of Peanuts. The visitors are greeted by the exhibition gallery upon entering the venue. What more has changed is that now, the venue is divided in two zones, one being a display and engagement zone for introducing people to the new stuff. Sony has a stall here and has put up its latest console, the PlayStation 4 for the visitors to enjoy. There is also LAN gaming zone here. The second zone has all the merchandise stores and is the real crowd puller, like the previous three iterations. From comics to pillows and even slippers, everything that can accommodate a Batman or Superman is available for sale. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Not to forget, various visitors are here dressed as comic characters. Talk about Bleach, Naruto, Asterix, etc and you will see them all here. For those who want to see more, there is our desi SuperKudi too. Talk about India amongst the comic giants and there you go. The extravaganza is on from 7 to 9 February at Thyagraj Stadium near INA Colony. Do not miss this one. For those who have never been to one of these events, start now and make ‘history’. You will not regret being at this place at any hour, that is a promise.WHERE: Thyagraj StadiumWHEN: On till 9 February
Kolkata: Marking a new chapter, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will transport container cargo belonging to food and beverage giant PepsiCo (India) from Kolkata to Varanasi on river Ganga (National Waterway-1).The country’s first container movement on inland vessel post Independence is scheduled on Tuesday October 30. Secretary (Shipping) of the union government Gopal Krishna along with Chairman, IWAI, Pravir Pandey, and other senior government officials will flag off the vessel carrying the consignment in presence of PepsiCo representatives from Kolkata. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”It will prove to be another testament for waterways being the preferred transport modal choice among cargo owners owing to its cost effectiveness and environment friendliness,” a senior IWAI official said. The flag off will also coincide with IWAI’s first foray into Public Private Partnership (PPP) model when IWAI will hand over the operation and management of its terminals in Kolkata to M/s Summit Alliance Port East Gateway (India) Pvt Limited (SAPEL) on a supply, operate and maintain (SOM) model. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to an IWAI official, PepsiCo will move 16 containers — equivalent to 16 truckloads — filled with food and snacks in the vessel MV RN Tagore which will reach Varanasi in 9-10 days. The vessel will make its return journey with fertilisers belonging to IFFCO that will be procured from its Phulpur plant near Allahabad. Container cargo transport reduces the handling cost, allows easier modal shift, reduces pilferages and damage and enables cargo owners to reduce their carbon footprints.
Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Today’s automobiles now come loaded with software and sensors that can help drivers navigate the roads more safely and even do away with the need to have human drivers at all.However, this world of connected vehicles involving on board computers collecting and transmitting data about location, speed, and engine performance also leads to a much more insecure automobile landscape.This is why the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM)—an alliance of twelve automakers including Ford, General Motors, and Mercedes-Benz—said Tuesday that it is creating an information sharing and analysis center (ISAC). This center will let participating companies swap cyber security data and keep each other abreast of the latest hacking threats targeting vehicles.The organization said that the new center will be up and running later on this year, and that it will be distributing cyber threat information to the automakers involved with the hub. The goal is to “further enhance the industry’s ongoing efforts to safeguard vehicle electronic systems and networks,” explained Robert Strassburger, vice president for vehicle safety at the AAM, in a statement.As the threat-sharing hub matures, the AAM expects that other companies related to vehicle manufactures—such as auto part suppliers, telecommunication providers, and even tech companies—will join the hub.Google has been busy developing its own self-driving car, so one would imagine the hub would like to tap into any security related information the tech giant might have that could help car companies.Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton was selected to help the AAM develop the center. The auto organization is also asking the government to help out by including “legal protections that facilitate cyber security information sharing,” explained Strassburger.President Obama has recently called for companies and government agencies to swap security related informationto help prevent cyber attacks. Additionally, a couple of cyber security bills were recently created to encourage the private and public sector to exchange security data. Both bills support the idea of a government-sanctioned threat-exchange hub and would offer some sort of legal protection for companies willing to swap data in case any privacy-related lawsuits emerge.Considering how regulated auto manufacturers are, it’s probable a given that they expect the government to get involved with their new threat-sharing hub somehow.Whether tech companies like Google, Facebook, or Apple choose to participate remains to be seen. The tech industry has made it clear that it doesn’t want the government to participate in any data-swapping initiative they may be involved with.Additionally, carmakers have made it clear that they want to limit the amount of data like engine and braking information they share with tech companies like Google and Apple so only they can be the ones holding valuable data that could improve their bottom line. July 15, 2015
August 20, 2014This is the second report about the Keystone project.The crew is chipping away at the ramp in the middle of the keystone.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]Here is a view of the work site from the top of East Crescent Unit 6.The material is graded and the rocks are sorted out, so it can be used in the concrete work.[photo by Lorenzo Mastino]More to come.
Rep. Joe Bellino this week successfully secured final legislative approval of special funding for a women’s addiction recovery home in Monroe.The new Michigan state budget plan includes $100,000 to assist construction projects at Paula’s House, a facility for women who are homeless and have substance abuse problems.“It’s a place to help them get their lives together, focus on recovery in a safe environment, and look ahead toward getting a job and self-sufficiency – a fantastic program,” Bellino said. “This home deserves this support.”The budget bills are headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. 13Jun Rep. Bellino secures funding for women’s recovery home in Monroe Categories: Bellino News,News