first_imgINGREDIENTS Fish of your choice 500 gm Gram Flour 1 cup Carom Seed1 tsp Red Chili Powder1 tsp Crushed Black Pepper1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste1½ tbsp Egg1 White Vinegar2 tbsp Lemon Juice1 tbsp Saltto taste Chilled Waterfor batter Oilto deep fry Fresh Mint sprigsfor garnish Chaat masala, potato wafers, lemon wedgesto serve MINT CHUTNEY Mint Leaves1½ cup Coriander Leaves1 cup Yogurt½ cup Green Chillies1-2 Garlic Cloves3-4 Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAGinger1 piece Lemon Juice2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder1 tsp Amchur1 tsp Chaat Masala tsp Rock Salt1 tsp PREPARATION: Marinate the fish fillets in vinegar, crushed black pepper, 1 tsp oil and a little sprinkle of salt and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Then mix together gram flour, chili powder, salt and carom seed in a bowl. Crack in the egg, ginger garlic paste and mix together to make a thick batter, add about 4 extra tbsp of chilled water and make a smooth batter. Drain the excess liquid from the marinated fish and then add the prepared batter to the fish and completely coat the fillets with the batter. Leave for 5 minutes mean while heat the oil to fry. When the oil is hot enough, check by dropping a small dollop of batter if it hits back the surface immediately then the oil is ready. Deep fry the batter smeared fillets until crispy and golden on all side. Drain on a kitchen tissue, garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with a sprinkle of chaat masala alongside potato wafers, lemon wedges and mint chutney. Also Read – DATES AND MILK CRUMBLEMINT CHUTNEY Combine mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic and green chillies and grind them to a smooth paste. Add very little water if required. Beat some yogurt in a bowl and add lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, rock salt, dry mango powder (Amchur) and chaat masala. Now add the paste of mint and coriander leaves and beat to mix everything to a smooth paste. (Courtesy: Chef Pawan Bisht, Verandah Moonshine)last_img read more


first_img Facebook Advertisement This past year was an eventful one for the local music scene, but the conversations around support, spaces, sounds and scenes aren’t quieting as we move into 2019. Here’s what we predict we’ll be talking about this year.FROM THE TORONTO SOUND TO THE SOUNDS OF TORONTOThe success of Drake and the Weeknd brought the hype machine to Toronto over the last decade, and there have been concerted efforts by the music industry and the media to find the next in their mould ever since. For awhile, that meant the city was producing a million watered-down sound-alikes. Then Daniel Caesar broke out in 2017 and the narrative shifted to a warmer, more organic R&B sound taking over.The reality is… both sounds were here all along. And there are a thousand more in their own interconnecting lanes, each with the potential to produce a breakout star on the same level. On the hip-hop side, the Regent Park scene has rallied behind the memory of Smoke Dawg, who died tragically in 2018. Young artists like Prime Boys, Puffy L’z and Lil Berete are ready to make their own moves. And that’s just one micro-scene out of dozens. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Mark-Ché Devonish is a key figure in the city’s buzzy ballroom scene, one of the sounds of Toronto. (Kate Killet) With less of a public profile, beatmakers are making their mark both here and on major rap releases internationally. In the club and queer scenes, ballroom culture is thriving. Techno and house scenes, meanwhile, are staying vital in mostly underground venues. Punk is getting weirder and more inclusive.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Quebecs cannabis agency cuts back expansion plans amid shortages

MONTREAL — Quebec’s cannabis agency generated about $40 million of sales in its first three months of operation, but supply shortages are forcing the public retailer to reduce its expansion plans.The province expects to have 40 points of sale in March 2020, 20 per cent less than the 50 outlined in the original expansion plan.Retail store shelves became empty soon after recreational cannabis was legalized on Oct. 17, a situation observed across the country.The subsidiary of the Societe des alcools du Quebec cut back its hours of operation so that its 12 stores were open four days a week.Jean-Francois Bergeron, president of the Societe quebecoise du cannabis (SQDC), says it put the network’s expansion a bit on ice, which explains the network size being reduced to 40 stores.He also said more time is needed to adapt to the recommendations of the provincial government, including a prohibition on stores openings near community colleges and universities.While supply shortages continue, Bergeron said there should be an improvement by late spring when new volumes become available.However, he said it will take patience before the situation is fully resolved, even as it plans three new store openings by summer.Bergeron is reviewing plans but for now intends to expand the network even if that means stores much closer their doors a few days during the week.“I think it’s better for customers to have a larger network at four days a week than a seven-day network,” Bergeron told The Canadian Press. “When branches are open, it’s easier to gradually add a day of operation.”Bergeron said he expects the cannabis retailer will generate a profit at the end of its first full fiscal year of operations on March 31, 2020 and will report its performance after six months.He estimates Quebec’s 5.7 tonnes of sales have accounted for 35 per cent of the Canadian legal market. The average price per gram was $7.27 including taxes, compared with the Canadian average of $9.70.The black market remains the lowest at $5.50 per gram, Bergeron added.Statistics Canada said $54 million worth of cannabis was sold across the country in November, according to preliminary numbers released Wednesday. That’s up more than 25 per cent from the $43.1 million recorded in October, which including about two weeks of legal recreational pot sales.“With supply being below demand, it creates a huge upward pressure on prices,” Bergeron said. “Producers know that the market is not balanced. This may create upward pressure in the short term.”Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press read more

Resolution at NPC by Sivaji blocked by chair

However Sivagnanam had then wanted to have the debate on another date but the chairman had not responded positively. A resolution which was submitted at the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member M K Shivajilingam was blocked by the chairman of the council CVK Sivagnanam.Shivajilingam said that the resolution calls for an independent international investigation into the war in Sri Lanka. Sivagnanam had told the TNA member that the resolution cannot be debated today as it did not have the support of the council. Shivajilingam told the Colombo Gazette that the stand of the TNA is that the investigation on the war should not be a domestic process.He said that he and the TNA will continue to push for an international investigation to ensure the Tamils get justice. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Comment invited as proposed Haisla Nation LNG project enters regulatory process

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 24, 2019.The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is inviting comment from the public and Indigenous groups until Oct. 20 on a Haisla Nation proposal to build a floating LNG project near the northern B.C. community of Kitimat.The proposed Cedar LNG project would supercool gas to produce three to four million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year.Construction is proposed to start in 2022 and continue until 2025, contingent on regulatory approvals, First Nations consultation and a final investment decision by the Haisla-owned LNG company.The agency, the new federal regulator created in August, says input will be used to prepare a summary of issues, adding it is also seeking input on a proposal from the province to assume conduct of the environmental impact assessment process.According to a project summary, Cedar LNG would receive gas from a link to the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline, the same link . that is to supply the $40-billion LNG Canada project now under construction also at Kitimat.The summary says the project would need about 200 megawatts of power, preferably from the BC Hydro transmission grid but potentially self-generated.It says it expects between 40 and 50 LNG carrier vessels would call at the facility each year. read more

Annan gives a lesson in peacemaking on childrens TV show Sesame Street

In a segment, which aired on Monday, Mr. Annan – the first UN Secretary-General to visit the legendary Sesame Street – mediated a dispute among muppets arguing about whose turn it was to sing the alphabet song. Using his diplomatic skills, the Secretary-General suggested that all of the colourful characters – Elmo, Zoe, Grover, Rosita and Lulu – sing together. The spirit of compromise prevailed, and they all crooned the song in unison. Taped in December, the episode is scheduled to be rebroadcast in the United States again in April, July, September and November. Plans are also under way to screen the show in other countries. After the taping of the programme, the Secretary-General — surrounded by the muppets — was asked by a reporter about what prompted him to make time in his demanding schedule to appear on Sesame Street. “I think it is wonderful to be able to reach the young, and reach them very early, and try to give them the spirit of the United Nations – a spirit of understanding, sharing and working together,” Mr. Annan replied. When Elmo, a furry, red character, broke in to add, “and love,” the Secretary-General agreed, stressing, “and love, and peace.” CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF PROGRAMME read more

McDonalds says small number of customers have complained Minions toy uses curse

by The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2015 8:51 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email McDonald’s says ‘small number’ of customers have complained ‘Minions’ toy uses curse words In this July 7, 2015, photo, images of Minions adorn a McDonald’s restaurant, in Chicago. McDonald’s says some customers have complained that a talking toy inspired by the movie “Minions,” that is included in recent Happy Meals, uses curse words. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s says there are no plans to take a talking Happy Meal toy out of distribution, even though some customers say it sounds like it uses curse words.The fast-food restaurant introduced a Happy Meal on July 3 with toys inspired by the movie “Minions.”The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company issued a statement saying the sounds the small yellow figures make are nonsense words, nothing offensive or profane. It says that the Minion Caveman toy makes three sounds — “para la bukay,” ”hahaha” and “eh eh.”A toy acquired by The Associated Press made a sound that could be interpreted as an obscene phrase commonly abbreviated as “WTF.”McDonald’s says “a very small number of customers” have been in touch with the company about the toy. McDonald’s said the promotion is supposed to run through the end of July.“Our goal at McDonald’s is to serve up food and fun for our valued customers, and we’re glad to have the Minions on board,” the company said.A spokeswoman for McDonald’s, Lisa McComb, says there are no plans to take the toys out of distribution.“Minions,” a prequel of the “Despicable Me” movies, premieres Friday. read more

AP Player of the Year finalists Murray Tagovailoa Haskins

Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins Jr. of Ohio State are the finalists for The Associated Press college football Player of the Year.The winner will be announced Thursday. The finalists are the same as those for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday.Murray leads the country in total offence (4,945 yards), points responsible for (306) and passing efficiency (205.7). He would be the second straight Oklahoma quarterback to win the AP honour. Baker Mayfield was player of the year and Heisman Trophy winner in 2017.Tagovailoa has completed 68 per cent of his passes for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns against only four interceptions.He and Murray will also face off in the College Football Playoff, when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl semifinal on Dec. 29.Haskins set Big Ten passing records with a nation-leading 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns in his first year as the Buckeyes’ starter.The AP player of the year has been awarded since 1998. Oklahoma has had four previous winners: Mayfield in 2017, quarterback Josh Heupel in 2001, quarterback Jason White in 2003 and quarterback Sam Bradford in 2008.Ohio State’s only AP player of the year was quarterback Troy Smith in 2006. Alabama has never had a player win the award.___More college football: and Olson, The Associated Press read more

Social media firms failing to take down gang rival videos because they

As revealed last week by The Daily Telegraph, she is also considering curbs on automated profiling of children and marketing, product placement and adverts targeted at them.Under the consultation launched today, it is also likely the firms will have to ensure children have the highest safety settings as default for privacy and geo-locators. Terms and conditions will have to be clear and understandable.Parents and children will be specifically consulted on the proposed code to ensure children experience online is appropriate to their age.When children can master a tablet before they learn to ride a bike and when kids as young as 13 can sign up for social media accounts, then the websites and apps they use must be designed with consideration of children’s rights and needs built in.Protect yourself and your family. Find out more about our Duty of Care campaign to regulate social media Social media firms are failing to detect gang videos because they don’t understand youth lingo, the head of the UK’s biggest children’s charity has said.Almost 80% of Barnardo’s frontline staff reported that platforms like YouTube were being used to coerce, control or manipulate children as young as eight for drug running, knife attacks and sex trafficking.A third of its senior staff said such criminal exploitation was rising with just 1% saying it was decreasing, according to the survey of 224 managers responsible for 370 services across the UK.Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan told The Daily Telegraph that of particular concern was the way gangs often used coded language to communicate which was difficult to pick up by the social media firms’ algorithms, particularly as it changed rapidly.He said social media firms were not doing enough to protect vulnerable children, citing “baiting the skets”, one current coded term to describe the way social media is used to destroy a young person’s self-esteem or coerce a young girl into joining a gang. Another was “plugging”, one of the most shocking practices of the gangs, where a young boy or girl is forced to carry drugs inside their body with the risk that if caught by a rival gang the drugs are forced out by hand. “Gangs are using social media such as YouTube to goad and disrespect members of rival gangs and inciting violence. They are playing out their warfare on social media, not just on the streets,” said Mr Khan, an expert in gangs who previously led London’s Serious Youth Violence Board.“But the videos are much more sophisticated than just waving a blade around; with many, if the context to a video is not clear it may appear to simply be a music video but is actually publicly goading another gang.“This is dangerous because algorithms, social media companies, trusted flaggers or the police may not be aware of the context and may not flag the content up.“Rival gangs are also antagonising each other by filming themselves on their rivals ‘territory’. The videos in this case do not have to be violent to create tension; just by showing disrespect by being on the other gang’s patch can have a big effect.” He added: “Tech companies are simply not doing enough to protect vulnerable children and need to take action now to ensure dangerous or inflammatory content is removed.”Other words, largely drawn from Jamaican Patois, include skengs (guns), borras (knives), nittys (drug addicts) neeks (drug dealers), lurk (to go into the darkness), live corn (ammunition), crash corn (to bust or shoot your gun), hooters (shooters), dumpies (shotguns) spinners (revolvers) and eastmen (east Londoners), northmen or southmen. Barnardo’s said they also knew the line for prosecution, knowing a hilt of a knife could be shown but not a blade. Martin Hewitt, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said the force had identified 1,400 gang videos that officers were using for intelligence, prosecutions or had been taken down.He said they ranged from videos glamorising violence to direct threats that had led to murders, in effect “revving up” the violence and anger of gangs.“What previously would have been a conflict between one gang and another that would have found its way through word of mouth to various things can now very quickly become amplified as it moves across the various platforms,” Mr Hewitt said.Sheldon Thomas, chief executive of Gangsline, a consultancy that trains professionals to understand gang mentality, said social media had helped extend recruitment into middle class homes in suburban towns such as Chelmsford where he knew of 11-year olds dealing drugs.It was wrong, he said, to suggest they had better parenting but were lured into gang culture because their parents “do not engage with them.” “These kids go on to their phones and look at YouTube videos…and are brought into the culture of gangs through the videos,” he said.“The principal of one school [in Chelmsford] told me that 70% of the white kids thought they were black because of the music they were listening to.” It comes as social media companies face a crackdown on the “addictive” tactics they use to keep children online including auto-play videos and night-time notifications under plans unveiled today  (Wed) by the information commissioner Elizabeth Denham. 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Coral Gables police chief cleared of wrongdoing after pool party photo controversy

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coral Gables City Commission has ruled that Police Chief Ed Hudak did not act inappropriately after he took a photo with several female officers during a pool party.A host of residents and fellow officers showed to support Hudak during a Tuesday morning City Commission meeting where officials determined Hudak’s fate.The city launched an investigation into Hudak after he attended a pool party for one of his officers and posed for a picture with several fellow officers.After the photo was taken, the city received an anonymous letter accusing him of misconduct.After a nine-month probe, the City Manager Cathy Swanson announced her decision. “I’ve decided to rescind the reprimand in the best interest of the city,” Swanson said.“I appreciate the manager’s decision to look at it again,” Hudak said. “I came in today prepared to defend myself and because she revisited it, we are fine.”Hudak has run the Coral Gables Police Department since 2014. He’s a 28-year veteran with the department. last_img read more

Alabama Sets Dozens Of Dates In 2019 For Their 50th Anniversary Tour

first_img Email News On June 6, 2019 the band returns to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to play the Carolina Country Music Festival.”We never thought playing for tips at the Bowery in Myrtle Beach, S.C., that 50 years later we would still [be] playing arenas, stadiums and festivals,” said Owen, quoted in Rolling Stone. “We are finding out that we are playing to three generations of fans who have followed us and our music.”Their indie debut album, Wild Country, was released in 1976 and their major-label, self-titled debut came out in 1980 on RCA. After placing 30 albums on the Billboard 200 charts, the trio’s most recent release, Southern Drawl, reached No. 14 in Oct., 2015. Their pop crossover success through the 1980s proved that a country group could sing, write their own songs and perform their own music live — like the rock bands were doing.In the category Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Alabama’s two GRAMMY wins were for “Mountain Music” at the 25th GRAMMY Awards and for “The Closer You Get…” at the 26th GRAMMY Awards.Tickets are on sale at the band’s website. So far Sept. 14, 2019 in Peoria, Ill. is their final show, but additional dates are expected to be announced.The Oak Ridge Boys “Still Love To Sing”Read more Always fresh, the iconic country band has more to show their three generations of fansPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 17, 2018 – 1:35 pm Country cousins Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen grew up on separate cotton farms in Lookout Mountain, Alabama, singing in church together as well as studying guitar. On July 4, 1969 they visited another cousin, Jeff Cook, and began their phenomenal ascent as the singing/songwriting country band Alabama. Nearly five decades later, beginning Jan. 10, 2019 in Detroit, Mich., the trio embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour.”It seems only a few days ago, but on the fourth of the July, it will be 50 years since me and Teddy went walking into Jeff’s little house,” Owen told the Tennessean. “We picked a little bit and we sang a song I’d written and we thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty good.'”Unfortunately, Cook’s battle with Parkinson’s is expected to interfere unpredictably with some of their 27 dates announced so far. But three separate musicians — a guitarist, a violinist and a singer — are on call to fill in for Cook on days he’s unable to perform. Alabama Sets Dozens Of Dates In 2019 For Their 50th Anniversary Tour Facebook Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Sets Dates For 2019 alabama-sets-dozens-dates-2019-their-50th-anniversary-tour Twitter last_img read more

Baltimore Ceasefire Far From a Failure

first_imgOne of the goals of the Baltimore Ceasefire, which concluded this past weekend was for no murders to happen during the 72 hour span from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. We fell short of that goal because there were two homicides on Aug. 5.However, Erricka Bridgeford, one of the movement’s main organizers gave the violence that occurred during the Ceasefire perspective in a Facebook post. “41 hours of peace from Friday-Saturday+26 hours of peace Saturday-Sunday=67 of 72 hours without murder,” she wrote. Further, one of the other main organizers of the Ceasefire, Ellen Gee calculated that Baltimore has averaged a murder about every 19.5 hours in 2017, a staggering number.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Yet, there have been news outlets (‘Nobody Kill Anybody’ weekend ceasefire collapses as two are shot dead,” was the headline in the London based Daily Mail), and individuals who have suggested the Ceasefire was a “failure.” In fact, there were trolls on social media who hoped people would be killed in the days leading up to the Ceasefire.What shall we then say to these people?’ to paraphrase Romans 8:31.We should mourn the tragedy of two more young, Black men, Lamontrey Tynes, 24, and Donte Johnson, 37, who were gunned down on Aug. 5 They were the 210th and 211th victims of homicide in 2017, within the 72 hour window of the Ceasefire (the Ceasefire movement is actually raising money for the families of the victims to help pay for funeral arrangements).However, the argument that the Baltimore Ceasefire movement was a failure because two people were killed in 72 hours, is flat out stupid and petty.“The goal was 72 hours, no murder and the goal also was to raise the vibration of the energy in Baltimore City, to spread love…to plug people into the resources they need, to create space for people to have conversations about things that they thought about people that weren’t necessarily true,” said Gee. “So, doing outreach in Baltimore City helped to bridge a lot of communication gaps. It helped to show people that people in Baltimore City, they’re not just thugs…they’re human beings,” she added.Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), the Baltimore based Black, grass roots think tank engaged people directly on the streets of East and West Baltimore during the Ceasefire.“Friday night we were on the Eastside at Belair and Erdman and we stayed out all night, and we had food available for people…and we had lawyers, human and social service workers and the goal was to make sure that people could get their records expunged and…we were trying to show communities there are Black people here in Baltimore that are working on your behalf, that can assist you with changing your condition,” said Adam Jackson, CEO of LBS.“Saturday, we were at Frederick and Collins on the Westside. In the course of the time that we were there, because we spent from 6 p.m to 6 a.m., so, 12 hours each day…through the early morning…I think about 170 people total were able to get their records expunged,” Jackson explained.“It was about embracing anti-violence and also uplifting the spirit….and changing the vibration and lifting the vibrations of Baltimore. And I know for me personally…if you were at Belair and Erdman at midnight, that Friday it was electric,” Jackson added.“Because everyone was just like, we were talking about anti-violence and how in 24 hours there were no murders and everyone was just so hyped off of that. And embracing the idea that that’s not normal, murder is not normal and we should feel okay to express that we want to stop it…it’s not normal to embrace violence.”“You had people coming from East Baltimore to Edmondson and Wildwood (in West Baltimore) Friday night for the Stop the Violence rally, and how often does that happen in Baltimore?” said Gee. “And it was all love…at the height of the rally there were probably about 45 people with Ceasefire signs…and created like a party on the corner of Edmondson and Wildwood in the name of stopping the violence,” she added.“And for people to try to downplay that, or to minimize it and make it seem like, `that’s not a big deal,’ I don’t want to say I feel sorry for them, but I wish that they had the ability to see the vision and see the glory of it the way that we do. Because it is a beautiful thing to witness.”Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on WEAA, 88.9.last_img

No Damsels in Distress in Another Castle

first_img“A beautiful princess is locked away high in a dark tower, looming over the evil rulers kingdom. It is up to the noble prince, hero of the people; to rescue her and set peace within the land once again”.You will not find any of this happening within the first issue of Another Castle, which is written by Andrew Wheeler and art by Paulina Ganucheau. In fact, this book is all about flipping this common heroes tale on its head and dishing out a few surprises along the way.At the start of our tale, we meet Princess Misty of Beldora. She longs for excitement in her life but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, bringing the land into total ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s monstrous rule.One of the most beautiful things about Another Castle is how it empowers woman within its pages. Princess Beldora is a fierce fighter from the get go and doesn’t take any crap from those who oppose her. With the release of a small film called Wonder Woman, it is nice to know there are more strong, female-led titles on comic store shelves at this very moment. Variety is key for all comic fans of any age to explore the fascinating world of storytelling. But it’s incredibly important to have more books for young female readers who see thousands of “Man” titles all over their local shops.Don’t let the first few pages fool you. Another Castle pulls a lot from popular hero tales like The Legend of Zelda and Mario Bros. and adds its own epic twists and turns. Every page is as colorful as an episode of Adventure Time thanks to Ganucheau. Characters who seem bland and unoriginal are written that way to push forth the standard tales we’ve heard for years. It’s a few of the characters you would not expect to enjoy who are the ones who really steal the show.Another Castle has been on store shelves for little over a year now. It has received rave reviews from all sorts of readers and is something special. The trade paperback released earlier this year by Oni Press and collects all five issues and includes some never before pin-ups and sketches.If you are a geeky parent who wants their little ones (boy or girl) to experience a more simple tale, like the ones you used to watch on Saturday mornings in the 80’s; but with a smarter writing style and adventurous edge, I highly recommend this tale for them. Just don’t be surprised when you find yourself blowing through your kids comics after they’ve gone to bed. This one will bring out the adventurer in you!View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4.last_img read more

Have no knowledge of Burdwan stations name change CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in Monday that she has no knowledge about the Centre’s move to change the name of Burdwan station and name it after freedom fighter Batukeshwar Dutt.”I have served as the Railway minister for two terms. As far as I know, the Centre must get the nod from the state government before changing the name of any station. The functioning of the government and the party should be different. A political party comes into power and goes but the government and democracy continues to run,” Banerjee said, responding to a query on the name change at the state headquarters Nabanna. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShe maintained that a party desiring to change the name is not enough. “As per system the state should propose and clear the name. But we don’t know of any such proposal for changing the name of Burdwan station coming to us,” Banerjee added. It may be mentioned that it was Saturday when Union minister of state for Home Nityanand Rai had said in Patna that Burdwan railway station will be named after revolutionary freedom fighter Batukeshwar Dutt, who was born in that district but later shifted to Bihar. Rai had made this statement after paying a visit to the house where Dutt had stayed after Independence.last_img read more

The Great Romance that Never Was Louis Mountbatten and Maria Romanov

first_imgIt was love at first sight but was not to be. The story of Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten (uncle of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, mentor to Prince Charles, and namesake to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s youngest son) and the Grand Duchess Maria Romanov, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra of Russia, is one of the most tragic “If only …” footnotes in history. Maria Romanov would be executed at the tender age of 19 — she and her family casualties of the Russian Revolution. Louis Mountbatten would be murdered at the hands of the IRA, decades later.Admiral of the Fleet Lord Mountbatten in Naval uniform, 1976. Photo by Allan Warren CC BY-SA 3.0Louis Mountbatten was born Louis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg in 1900. (Battenberg would be changed to Mountbatten, an anglicized version of Battenberg, in 1917.)His family had close ties to the Russian royals: His father was a first cousin to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; his mother, Victoria, was the older sister of Nicholas’s German-born wife, Alexandra. That made the Romanov children Mountbatten’s first cousins.Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas MountbattenHer Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia entered the world in 1904. She was the third of the couple’s five children.As the middle child, Maria might have gotten lost among her other siblings: the strong-willed Olga, the sophisticated Tatiana, the effervescent Anastasia, and the youngest and long-awaited heir to the throne, Alexei. But Maria made her mark as the family beauty, with chestnut brown hair and enormous blue eyes, known as “Maria’s saucers”.Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, c. 1914Gleb Botkin, son of the family physician, called Maria “…admittedly the prettiest of the four — a typical Russian beauty, rather plump, with cheeks red as apples.” Yet as lovely as she was, Maria’s kind-hearted disposition made an even more indelible impression on those around her. Take an in-depth look with this video:She was unpretentious and kind, often caring for her frequently ailing mother and haemophiliac brother. She was also something of a flirt, years later reveling in the attention of the young sailors on the royal yacht.Smiling Grand Duchess Maria, Finland, c. 1912Louis Mountbatten and Maria Romanov would cross paths in 1910, at a family gathering in Germany, attended by the Romanovs and the families of Alexandra’s sister Victoria and her husband Louis of Battenberg (Louis Mountbatten’s mother and father). Louis was 10, Maria was 11.The young boy, it is said, was instantly taken with the Grand Duchess and her sisters. “Oh, they were lovely, and terribly sweet, far more beautiful than their photographs show,” Mountbatten was quoted as having said, in the biography Mountbatten: Hero of Our Time by Richard Hough. “I was crackers about Marie, and was determined to marry her. She was absolutely lovely. I keep her photograph in my bedroom — always have.”Lord Louis Mountbatten addresses men from No. 6 Commando before the Adour estuary raid, April 1942The young Mountbatten would never see his beloved Maria again, but in a touching side note, his older brother George, a Royal Navy officer, would travel to Russia in 1914.While there, he had a chance to spend time with the Romanov family. Another sister, Tatiana, would catch his eye, and the two would correspond with each other over the next several months. George would marry another: Countess Nadejda de Torby, the daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich.Their first child, a little girl, was born in 1917, while the Romanovs were being held under house arrest. Presumably, as a nod to his friend, the couple named their child Tatiana.Grand Duchess Tatiana NikolaevnaAs the Romanov family was swept aside by the Revolution, young Mountbatten, then 16, eagerly awaiting news of their fate. Decades later, during a 1969 interview, Mountbatten recounted, “We had very little news of the family after the Bolsheviks took over. We all hoped that they would ultimately be sent into exile, but we feared the worst. Even when it happened, it was a long time before we heard the details, which were quite horrible …”Horrible, indeed. In the early morning hours of July 17, 1918 the Royal Family was taken to the cellar of the house where they were being held captive.Romanov familyThere, they were savagely shot and bayoneted to death by Bolshevik guards. Mountbatten, upon receiving the news, was devastated, and he would forever carry the memory of the beautiful, sweet-natured Maria with him. In fact, it’s said that when Mountbatten visited the Soviet Union in 1975, visiting the palaces of long-ago Imperial Russia where the Romanov’s had once lived, he spoke “endlessly” of Maria.Four years later, at age 79, Mountbatten would be assassinated by IRA terrorists who had planted a bomb on his fishing boat. He was given a state funeral at Westminster Abbey, with Queen Elizabeth in attendance and Prince Charles — the young man he had mentored to manhood — offering a reading of Scripture during the solemn service.Earl Mountbatten. Photo by Allan Warren CC BY-SA 3.0The remains of the Grand Duchess Maria, along with her younger brother Alexei, wouldn’t be unearthed until 2007, some 90 years after their brutal execution, in a wooded area outside of Yekaterinburg.Read another story from us: Last of the Tsars – The Vicious Final Night of the Romanov FamilyThe bodies of the other members if the Russian Royal family had been discovered a decade earlier and re-buried in the family crypt in St. Petersburg. But those of Maria and Alexei reside in a laboratory awaiting DNA tests, by order of the Russian Orthodox Church, as proof of authenticity.last_img read more

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Final approval of Estia loan scheme expected in next two weeks

first_imgThe green light for the Estia scheme to help home owners pay off loans is expected to be given in the next couple of weeks after the legal service signed off on the contracts to be signed with finance organisations.According to the Cyprus News Agency, the legal service has sent the files back to the finance ministry and it is expected that Finance Minister Harris Georgiades will submit the scheme for final approval at one of the next two meetings of the council of ministers.The participating institutions will then sign an agreement with the relevant state body, allowing the agreement to be implemented.The state will meet one third of the payment for those on the scheme throughout their revised payment plan on the condition that the person who took out the loan will pay the other two thirds. The state will pay this amount at the end of each year once the finance institutions confirm the rest of the payment has been met.ESTIA is expected to assist the repayment of primary home loans that were not serviced at the end of September 2017. Based on initial estimates, the gross value of eligible loans is €3.4 billion, with the total cost for the state at 25 years of project life cycle €815 million or 4% of GDP.The Bank of Cyprus, Hellenic Bank, Astrobank, Alpha Bank and the Housing Finance Corporation are expected to take part in the scheme.The purpose of Estia is to assist, support and protect vulnerable households who have mortgaged their houses for their loans.To be eligible, a household must have a declared gross income of €50,000, and their primary residence which is mortgaged must have a maximum market value of up to €350,000.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityMake earthquake insurance a family priorityCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Second phase of Tala Square upgrade finally gets go ahead

first_imgThe majority of Tala councillors have finally signed the paperwork allowing for phase two of the planned upgrade to the centre of the village to get underway.They had been refusing to do so until the newly-renovated and recently pedestrianised square is opened to through traffic.“On Tuesday the majority of the council signed the paperwork allowing me to sign the contract for phase two of the village upgrades to go ahead and the problem has been solved,” community leader Areti Pieridou said, speaking to the Cyprus Mail on Wednesday.Five out of the eight councillors have now signed, she added.According to the local community leader and the Paphos District Office, (PDO), the majority of the members of the nine-member community council had reneged on a previous unanimous decision to go ahead with both phase one and two of the project, and instead insisted that a road is created through the centre of the square.Since the decision was made and the board voted unanimously for the design and to obtain funding from the PDO, only two new council members have been voted in.Even though the contract for phase two can now go ahead, there is still a desire from some of the board to create a road through the village square. The main complaint seems to be that vehicles have to circumnavigate the square and that people are not able to park in the square when they eat at its restaurants.A spokesman for the PDO, said that the Paphos District officer Mary Lambrou and the architect of the project, after discussions with the community board about the concept of the square and its benefits proved fruitless, advised that an application for a different planning permit for a different use could be lodged. However, the district office doesn’t believe that it will be approved.In 2017, phase one of the works to overhaul the popular village centre and create a hub for village life were completed ahead of schedule.The square was pedestrianised and modernised, and a central fountain, which turns shades of blue, purple, pink and yellow added to the new look and is a huge hit with village children. Water pipes under the square were replaced, drainage improved and electricity cables placed underground.The square has also been paved, new lighting installed, flower beds planted and uniform pergolas added for businesses around it.Phase two concerns the traffic arrangements on some of the roads at the heart of the village, said Pieridou.“Two small roundabouts, one near the new church and a second the other side of the village will be created making access in and out of the village easy, some roads will be one way, others widened, pavements created and new road surfaces put in,” she said.The local community leader added that work would not get underway until the main access road from Tala to Kamares village is re-opened in the coming weeks.This was closed recently, due to a structurally dangerous, abandoned development that is sliding down a hillside and has compounded traffic problems.According to the PDO, the second phase will cost around €600,000 while phase one, including VAT, was almost €700,000. The project was funded by the community council through the district office and the funds are to be returned gradually. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Three arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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