TIFF who Here are 9 Canadian film festivals coming up next

first_imgColette. (TIFF) Advertisement Relatively new to the Canadian film festival circuit, the eighth edition of the Québec City Film Festival is also currently underway, running until September 22nd. Highlights include tons of very fun-sounding events (like a roller disco, a “retro workout” to Jane Fonda’s 1980s tapes and a live dubbing session with actor Alain Zouvi); screenings of Wash Westmoreland’s Colette (which stars Keira Knightley as the famed French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) and Vanessa Filho’s Guele D’Ange (starring Marion Cotillard as a woman struggling with addiction); and an entire series of films recommended by none other than Whoopi Goldberg (including Thelma & Louise and Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via’s We The Coyotes). Twitter Advertisement Cinefest SudburyHaving kicked off this past weekend and going on through September 23rd, this Northern Ontario festival has a big lineup, with the aforementioned MOUTHPIECE, Splinters, Coletteand Under The Silver Lake all screening alongside actor Rupert Everett’s directorial debut in the Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince and Keith Behrman’s Giant Little Ones, which stars Maria Bello and Kyle MacLachlan and was shot (and is technically set) in nearby Sault Ste. Marie. The festival will shut things down with Jacques Audiard’s adaptation of Canadian author Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers, which stars the mighty likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly and Riz Ahmed. The House That Jack Built. (CIFF) Québec City Film Festival MOUTHPIECE. (TIFF) Login/Register With: The Push. (Edmonton International Film Festival) St. John’s International Women’s Film FestivalLast but not least, we have Newfoundland’s annual celebration of female filmmaking — one of the longest-running women’s film festivals in the world (and one we profiled back in 2016). Established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers, the SJIWFF has year-round events that culminate in a five-day annual film festival held in October (this year from October 17-21). The festival’s lineup will be announced this September 20th at a press conference in St. John’s, though we would surprised if Patricia Rozema’s MOUTHPIECE — which CBC Arts profiled with respect to its female-centric nature — wasn’t among the highlights.EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an altered and updated version of a story CBC Arts published last year. Calgary International Film FestivalSpeaking of The Sisters Brothers, before it closes Cinefest Sudbury on September 23rd, it’ll open the Calgary International Film Festival this Wednesday, September 19th. That kicks off 12 days and nights that make up Cowtown’s big movie event, which includes one very controversial film that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this year and oddly did not make the trip to TIFF. That’s right, Calgarians get to be the first — for better or worse — Canadian audience to take in Lars von Trier’s serial killer drama The House That Jack Built. Beyond that, they can also catch Splinters, MOUTHPIECE, The Hummingbird Project, Giant Little Ones and Miranda De Pencier’s Nunavut-set The Grizzlies, which drew wide praise when it premiered at TIFF last week. The Toronto International Film Festival has officially wrapped up for 2018  — so let’s turn our attention to the under-acknowledged fact that TIFF is not the only major film festival in Canada. It’s true: most cities in Canada also have big film festivals! And while they may not have a thousand Hollywood stars walking their red carpets, they certainly do have some fantastic programs that should more than quench the cinematic thirsts of those wishing they’d been at TIFF (especially since a lot of films from TIFF will be playing at them).Here’s a rundown of ten fests happening across the rest of the country from now until the end of October (three of which are actually going on right now — so if you’re reading this it’s almost too late). And these are just a sampling of the next six weeks. Don’t forget that Canada actually has hundreds of film festivals, big and small, happening all around the year.center_img Ottawa International Animation FestivalA unique entry on our list is this 42-year-old festival in Ottawa — North America’s leading celebration of animation. It runs September 26-30 and includes an animation conference and tons of other professional development opportunities. As for the films, there are tons of short film programs, plus seven feature animated films that will be difficult for folks to watch anywhere else: Santiago Caicedo’s Virus Tropical, Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels’s This Magnificent Cake!, Nina Paley’s Seder-Masochism, Hsin-Yin Sung’s On Happiness Road, Kaspar Jancis’ Captain Morten and the Spider Queen and Joanna Priestley’s North of Blue. And while some of those are family-friendly, parents be warned: a lot of them are definitely not of the Disney variety. Splinters. (TIFF) Giant Little Ones. (TIFF) Atlantic International Film FestivalAlready ongoing, and only until September 20th (so buy some tickets now!), Halifax’s annual film celebration has a little bit of everything. There are starry American films like Andrew Garfield in Under The Silver Lake and Glenn Close in The Wife; there’s TIFF People’s Choice Award winner for best documentary Free Solo; and there’s a cornucopia of Canadian options, like Thom Fitzgerald’s Splinters (which opened the festival, so it’s sadly too late — though given it’s Nova Scotia-set, Haligonians will surely have more opportunities), Patricia Rozema’s MOUTHPIECE, Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, Laura Marie Wayne’s Love Scott and Sarah Fodey’s The Fruit Machine. Virus Tropical. (Ottawa International Animation Festival) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Edmonton International Film FestivalThree days before their Calgarian neighbours finish their fest, Edmonton will begin theirs. From September 30-October 6, the Albertan capital will screen dozens of films, including The Grizzliesas their opening night gala. And while a lot of the rest of program will sound familiar by now (see: The Hummingbird Project, Colette, The Sisters Brothers, Splinters, Giant Little Ones), the festival’s closing gala is unique to the circuit. Grant Korgan, Brian Niles and Geoff Callan’s documentary The Push will end off the fest, following a man who became the first spinal cord injured athlete to push himself nearly 100 miles to “the most inhospitable place on Earth” — the South Pole.Festival du Nouveau CinemaMontreal has dozens of film festivals all around the year, but their fall highlight is the 47th edition of FNC, a highly-curated batch of international cinema running from October 3-14. Only thing? They haven’t announced the program yet. That happens September 25th, so check back here. The Grizzlies. (TIFF) Vancouver International Film FestivalKim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project will continue its sweep of the circuit by opening Vancouver’s big event on September 27th. The 16-day festival will also offer the likes of Splinters, The Grizzlies, Giant Little Ones, MOUTHPIECE and Under The Silver Lake — though they also have a ton of high-profile films and events that other festivals on this list do not. There are potential Oscar contenders like Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Boy Erased, Vox Lux, Ben Is Backand The Old Man & The Gun, for example, all of which will be having their first post-TIFF screenings at VIFF. And there’s also the Canadian premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, which won raves out of Venice but then skipped Toronto in favour of its west coast competition. Add that to special talks with Patricia Rozema, Jean Marc Vallee and Michael Schur (creator of NBC’s wonderful series The Good Place) and Vancouver will be quite the place to be from September 27-October 10. Facebook Jacques Audiard’s adaptation of Canadian author Patrick deWitt’s novel The Sisters Brothers will be screening at festivals all over the country over the next few months. (TIFF)last_img read more

TTC suing Manulife for alleged negligence related to benefits fraud scheme

first_imgTORONTO – The Toronto Transit Commission is suing Manulife Financial for alleged negligence in connection with a benefits fraud scheme that first came to light three years ago.To date, 170 TTC employees have been dismissed, retired or have resigned to avoid dismissal, and 10 former employees are facing criminal charges for their part in the alleged fraud.In a statement of claim — filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice — the TTC alleges Manulife Financial did not have appropriate fraud management controls in place nor were there systems in place to detect and analyze unusual trends or patterns that might indicate fraud or abuse.It maintains that Manulife breached its duties of care, which contributed to losses suffered by the TTC.The TTC says it is seeking up to $5 million in reimbursement and damages.The allegations in the statement of claim have not been proven in court.Manulife spokesman Sean Pasternak said Thursday that the company does not comment on active litigation, but added it “takes fraudulent insurance claims seriously.”“Manulife works with policyholders, law enforcement and others in order to detect and prevent fraudulent activity for the benefit of our customers,” Pasternak said in an email.The TTC began an investigation in 2014 following a tip to its “integrity line.”The tip alleged receipts were being provided to employees by Healthy Fit, a health care products and service provider, where claim reimbursements were being made, but where no product or service (such as orthotics, compression stockings and sleeves) was obtained or where receipt amounts were inflated.It was also alleged that Healthy Fit and the employee making improper claims would then share the money paid out by Manulife Financial.Adam Smith, the proprietor of Healthy Fit, pleaded guilty this week to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and was sentenced to two years in prison.The TTC said Thursday that investigators continue to interview employees as part of its own internal investigation.In 2016, the TTC saw a reduction in benefit claim costs of almost $5 million over 2015, which the transit agency says reflects its continued success in bringing an end to improper benefits claims.The statement of claim alleges the TTC has suffered losses due to “negligence and breach of contract” by Manulife.The TTC alleges Manulife stated it had comprehensive systems and procedures in place to detect and prevent fraudulent benefits claims.“Manulife employed incompetent managers, employees and contractors in connection with administration and operation of the systems and procedures so that such systems and procedures were inadequate in all of the circumstances for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud,” the claim alleges.last_img read more

Ottawa analyzing Trans Mountain ruling going ahead with pipeline purchase

first_imgHe says the government is reviewing the Federal Appeal Court ruling carefully, but the judgment is long and he doesn’t have a response yet.The court ruled the National Energy Board’s review of the project was flawed because it failed to consider the impact on marine life.It also said the federal government failed in its duty to properly consult with First Nations before giving the project the go-ahead.Shortly after the ruling, Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders voted more than 99 percent in favour of a sale. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government is pushing ahead with its purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling overturning approval of the project.Morneau says an expanded pipeline to bring more Alberta oil to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas is critically important to Canada’s economy and is a good investment.He says Ottawa needs to make sure the project proceeds, but must also ensure it goes ahead in the right way.last_img read more

Punt Why bother for Morstead as Saints set scoring records

Saints punter Thomas Morstead isn’t about to complain about what could be a record lack of opportunities to perform this season. He’s having fun watching from the sidelines as Drew Brees and Co. threaten to score the most points in a season in NFL history.Morstead says the main challenge is staying sharp and ready. And because he serves as his own agent, he’s also keenly aware he’s getting paid more per punt, which only increases pressure to strike the ball with the right power and precision whenever New Orleans does need him to come through.“You sharpen your sword by continually being tested, and when you don’t get opportunities to get tested, it’s hard to keep your sword sharp,” says Morstead, who has punted just 24 times in 11 games. The record for fewest punts in a season is 34 by 1990 the Houston Oilers, known for their prolific run-and-shoot offence.Morstead calls punting so infrequently “a major challenge.”“I’m just always staying ready, being patient,” Morstead says. “I’m not rooting to punt a lot. It’s good that we’re scoring and it’s been a lot of fun to be a part of this team.”This past off-season, Morstead signed a five-year extension worth about $20 million, with $9 million guaranteed. If he plays out the entire contract, it’ll average about $4 million per season. So if the Saints wind up punting a record-low 33 times, he’ll have been paid about $121,000 per punt this season.For the first time in his career, Morstead has gone two entire games in the same season without punting — and that was just in the first nine games. In the first of those games, against Washington in Week 5, Morstead’s personal kicking coach, Jamie Kohl, had travelled to New Orleans from Iowa to see the game.Twice this season, Morstead has “lost” punting opportunities when third-string quarterback Taysom Hill, a regular on special teams, converted fakes.In his previous nine NFL seasons combined, Morstead went a total of three games without punting.Last Sunday against Philadelphia, he had not punted in the equivalent of more than six quarters when he nailed a 50-yarder that landed on the sideline for no return in the middle of the second quarter. His only other punt covered 49 yards and the Eagles lost 2 yards on the return, so Morstead finished with an elite 50.5-yard net punting average for the game.“We give him a hard time,” coach Sean Payton says of the good-natured ribbing Morstead sometimes gets for his lack of action. “I will say this: last week (against the Eagles), he hit two that were huge.”LOOKING BACKThe shootout Monday in Los Angeles stirred memories for Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase.He watched the telecast of the Rams’ 54-51 victory over Kansas City, and was asked the following day if he had ever seen a team score 50 points and lose.“Close,” Gase said slyly. “I saw Dallas score 48 and lose.”Against?“Against somebody,” Gase said.Against Denver in 2013 — when Peyton Manning was the Broncos’ quarterback, and Gase was their offensive co-ordinator. Because Gase pretended to be fuzzy on the details, someone tried to jog his memory.How many did Denver score in that game? “I don’t know — 51?” Gase said.SOCIAL JUSTICE GRANTSThe Philadelphia Eagles’ Social Justice Fund has distributed its first grants totalling $190,000 to Philadelphia-area non-profit organizations: Philadelphia Community Bail Fund (PCBF); Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC); Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL); and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.Established early this year, the Eagles Social Justice Fund was formed to provide grants to organizations that work to reduce barriers to equal opportunity. The focus is on education; community and police relations; improving the criminal justice system; and other initiatives targeting poverty, racial equality, and workforce development in the greater-Philadelphia area.The Eagles Social Justice Leadership Council, comprised of a collection of players and club executives, works to identify potential grant recipients and secure contributions to the fund. The fund has amassed nearly $500,000 in donations to date; additional grants will be announced in December.Players on the council include Nelson Agholor, Derek Barnett, Michael Bennett, Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, and Rodney McLeod.“It’s a large responsibility because our teammates care about so many things. At the end of the day, we want to make sure as a team, a collective whole, we’re making a positive difference in this world,” Agholor says. “We look at the different areas in terms of reform, education, and re-entry — when people are coming back from jail and being back in everyday life. You have to find ways to give people the best advantage to live life.”The fund will provide the United Way with a grant of $40,000 to support early grade literacy reading programs in Camden, New Jersey.The $50,000 grant to the PAL will help build a 20th recreational centre in Philadelphia.PCFB, which received a $50,000 grant, works to provide empowering individualized support to the people it posts bail for by offering transportation services and providing resources for food and housing needs.And OIC, which received a $50,000 grant, is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy to ensure a meaningful quality of life for families and individuals within Philadelphia.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

Mens Hockey Freddy Gerard pursuing his dream starting for Ohio State

The Ohio State men’s hockey team celebrates a goal from Freddy Gerard in a game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Credit: Ric Kruszynski | Ohio State AthleticsOhio State junior forward Freddy Gerard didn’t come from a hockey-crazed town. That didn’t stop him from chasing his dream.Gerard grew up in Rocky River, Ohio, a small town in the Cleveland area.“It’s a good crowd of kids that grew up playing in the area. They had an triple-A organization that I was fortunate to be able to grow up playing in,” Gerard said. “My brother and I played there for well over 10 years. That led us into the junior hockey route and led us both to playing in college.”His path to Ohio State was not a simple recruiting process, and required him to travel to play on a team to get him more exposure. Gerard got recruited to play junior hockey in Boston, where he spent two years.Gerard said while in Boston, he was not recruited the way he envisioned, and ultimately decided to play with his brother in the United States Hockey League in Madison, Wisconsin.Although Gerard didn’t find the spotlight he was looking for when he left for Boston, that changed when he moved to Madison to play in the USHL in 2014-15. It was clear early on Gerard was one of the best players on the team after he finished the season second on the team in points. He not only led the Madison Capitols in the stat sheet, but he also was a leader off the ice for the team. He began the season as an alternate captain before being promoted during the season to captain. At the end of the season, his teammates voted him as the MVP of the team.Around 12 games into the season he was approached by Ohio State coaches after a game. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a spot on the roster.“At that point, it was kind of a no-brainer,” Gerard said. “I grew up playing in Cleveland, it’s my home state and it’s nice being close to home. It’s also a great university with a lot of resources for academics. The hockey team is pretty spoiled, we get everything we could ever want.”When he arrived in Columbus, it was, as expected, a shift from the USHL.Despite the experience gained in the junior hockey league, Gerard said the combination of the on-ice and off-the-ice changes joining a collegiate hockey team required plenty of adjusting. “The game is played a little quicker,” he said. “Guys are bigger and stronger, and you’re the underclassman on the team. You have to deal with sitting out some games and not playing the high minutes you were used to growing up and being one of the better guys on your team.”Becoming part of the team and taking the time to dedicate himself to becoming a better hockey player would prove a challenge, but one Gerard was willing to face.“That was tough. It’s helped shape me into the player that I’ve started to become today,” Gerard said. “Now that I’m into my junior year, I’m starting to play more minutes and have more responsibility on the team playing a bigger role. It’s all starting to come together and I’m really starting to feel like my I’m playing well here and I’m finding my spot on the team as an accountable player.”The Buckeyes (8-4-4, 3-4-1-0 Big Ten) have benefited from Gerard’s increased role. He is the fifth-leading point-scorer on Ohio State with four goals and four assists. His efforts were best exemplified in a game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, in which he scored the game-tying and game-winning goals back-to-back.“That’s something you dream about. In any sport, you want to play in the big games, score the big goals. The Ohio State versus Michigan rivalry is something that’s been talked about for years,” Gerard said. “Going up there and doing that is special. I never thought something like that would happen. It all happened pretty quick, after the game I was one happy kid in that locker room.”Beating Michigan and finding his footing as a strong player has been exciting for Gerard, and he looks to carry that momentum into the rest of the season.“I’m not going to look too much into it or change too much of what I’m doing. I don’t want to overthink everything,” Gerard said. “Hopefully we can run towards a Big Ten championship and get a chance to play in the tournament again. Hopefully run for a national title.” read more

Two brothers killed in accident on Den Amstel public road

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Two brothers are now dead following an accident on the Den Amstel Public road on the West Coast of Demerara just before midday on Tuesday.Dead are Sherman West, 28, and Shalum Alim, 19, of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara.This is according to Police “D” Division Commander, Rishi Das via a telephone interview with INews.Das explained that a minibus was parked on the northern side of the road, while the two victims were riding on a bicycle on the same side.He related that the duo attempted to overtake the parked minibus when it suddenly swerved out, hitting them before causing a collision with a second minibus which was traveling south.The brothers were pronounced dead, subsequently after.The incident occurred occurred at about 11:20hrs today.Police have confirmed that the two minibus drivers, who are presently in custody, were tested and found to have no trace of alcohol in their systems.Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi) read more

Car Gift Bluetooth HandsFree Adapter

first_imgHands-free is the law in most states and the law of common sense everywhere. If your car doesn’t come with Bluetooth, or if the dealer retrofit price is too costly, get your own in-car Bluetooth in-car speakerphone such as the Plantronics K100, $65 street. It has dual microphones, noise reduction, voice alerts. It clips to the sun visor and unlike some portable in-car Bluetooth speakers, doesn’t slide around when you push one of the buttons.AdChoices广告The Plantronics K100 is one of many in-car speakerphones on the market. If you see one that seems desirable, eyeball it for button size (can’t be too big) and dual microphones that can help cancel out noise. Some support the A2DP profile to stream music from your cellphone, which is no big treat when it plays through the tiny speaker; A2DP is useful if there’s an also an FM transmitter, as on the K100, to stream the cellphone music to your car radio The best Bluetooth systems come built in to the car but they often cost a lot. A dealer retrofit might cost even more. Next best are the ones that connect to your car’s audio system for better sound quality, but that involves cutting and snipping speaker wires and you’ll probably want to use an electronics shop to do the work. The standalone, visor-mount speakerphones give you fairly good quality, you can move them from far to car, and they’re ready to go the minute you open the box. Bluetooth earpieces make sense if you’ve already got one, but some drivers find them uncomfortable on long trips. Other holiday car gifts:Bluetooth Hands-Free SpeakerphoneCar AC Adapter with Bluetooth JackBright, Compact, Long-Life LED Flashlights Valentine One Evens the Odds in Speed TrapsCarMD Details What the Check Engine Light Only Hints Atlast_img read more

Final deadline for Greece

first_imgEuropean leaders gave debt-stricken Greece a final deadline of Sunday to reach a new bailout deal and avoid crashing out of the euro, after Greek voters rejected international creditors’ plans in a weekend referendum.In the first step of its renewed bid for funding, Greeces leftist government must submit detailed reform plans by Thursday, EU President Donald Tusk said after eurozone leaders held an emergency summit with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.All 28 European Union leaders will then examine the plans on Sunday in a make-or-break summit that will either save Greeces moribund economy or leave it to its fate.“Tonight I have to say loud and clear — the final deadline ends this week,” Tusk told a news conference.“Inability to find an agreement may lead to bankruptcy of Greece and insolvency of its banking system,” he added.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned “we have a Grexit scenario prepared in detail” if Greece failed to reach a deal, although he insisted he wanted Athens to stay in the euro club.German Chancellor Angela Merkel meanwhile warned Greece would need a debt programme lasting “several years” and insisted writing off any of Greeces 320-billion-euro ($350-billion) debt mountain was out of the question.The deadline came after Tsipras and his new finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos came to Brussels to discuss the fall-out from the dramatic referendum.Greeks voted by 61 percent to reject creditor demands for more austerity in return fresh EU-IMF bailout funds.Source: AFP, Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Motor home catches fire at I5 rest area

first_imgA fire in a motor home Tuesday night at a freeway rest area displaced three adults and a pet living inside.Firefighters from Clark County Fire & Rescue were called around 7:30 p.m. to a fire in a large motor home parked at the southbound Gee Creek rest area off Interstate 5, according to district Chief John Nohr.They found a rapidly burning motor home and a couple of occupants.Ambulances were called to check on two occupants who appeared to exhibit smoke-inhalation symptoms after going back inside, Nohr said, but they declined treatment and were not transported.Nohr said firefighters had to call for a 2,500-gallon water tender to help douse the flames. The rest area has hydrants, he said, but the motor home’s positioning in the lot prevented firefighters from using them.The Red Cross said it responded to help the three people and animal with temporary housing and other immediate basic needs.last_img read more

Serve This Weird Glitter Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

first_img Thanksgiving meals can get repetitive, so why not delight your guests with a ‘glitter turkey’ this year?Before you question your culinary skills, listen up: Reynolds Wrap just released the ultimate edible glitter turkey recipe, and it puts “millennial” cooking to shame.The secret sauce behind the bird’s sun-kissed glow? Gum-Tex Tylose powder, liquid pearl dust, and food coloring. The heavenly mixture gives turkeys a glittery appearance. The best part? All the ingredients are available at your local craft store and they’re safe to eat. You can watch the cooking tutorial below to create your ‘illuminated’ Thanksgiving dish:If you’re not feeling the ‘edible glitter’ vibe, no worries. Reynolds Wrap also offers many other wacky turkey recipes for soda enthusiasts and snack mavens. Check out their Mountain Dew Turkey recipe and their Cheetos Turkey recipe for more Thanksgiving cooking inspiration. Your guests might love (or slightly despise) you for changing their taste buds on the big day.We’ve got the food covered… can you guys bring the @MountainDew? pic.twitter.com/cJjwfq0pAq— Reynolds Wrap (@ReynoldsWrap) November 20, 2018Read more on Geek.com:WTF? Wednesday: A Look at Competitive Dog Grooming’s Strange Industry WTF? Wednesday: Wacky International Banana Museum Exists for Fruit FanaticsWTF? Wednesday: Bizarre Rainbow Teeth Trend Goes Viral on Instagram Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Stay on targetlast_img read more

Cops gear up to tackle mad festive rush issue traffic advisory

first_imgThink twice or even thrice before taking your car or two-wheeler out as you are definitely going to be stuck in long traffic snarls in the city due to three major occasions— Car-free Day (7 am to 12 noon), Immersion of Goddess Durga idols (1 pm to 5 pm) and Dussehra (after 5 pm).In a bid to maintain smooth traffic, Delhi Traffic Police has made some diversions across the city and has also advised to avoid few stretches where the traffic is expected to be heavy. Early morning at around 7 am, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will lead a cycle rally from the Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg to mark Delhi’s first car-free day. The car-free day will be observed from 7 am to 12 noon on the stretch connecting Red Fort to India Gate via Delhi Gate and ITO. Additional buses of DTC with a frequency of one or two minutes will be deployed on this route.  Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportSoon after the car-free day, the commuters will have to face traffic snarls due to immersion of idols.Traffic Police issued an advisory, asking motorists to avoid routes from where Durga immersion processions will be held and use public transport to avoid congestion.  It is advisable to avoid routes like Mandir Marg, Panchkula Road, Connaught Place Outer Circle, Minto Road, DDU Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, JLN Marg, Chittranjan Park, Outer Ring Road, Maa Anand Mai Mar, Josip Broz Tito Marg, Nehru Place from 1 pm to 5 pm. As per directions, no HTV and LGV will be allowed from Wazirabad T-Point towards ISBT on the Ring Road. The traffic coming from Wazirabad side will be diverted towards Burari Chowk on the Outer Ring Road. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed on the Wazirabad bridge and will be diverted towards ISBT bridge. “Yamuna Pushta road towards Jaitpur from Kalindi Kunj would be one way. Traffic from Jaitpur side to Kalindi Kunj will be directed to Kachchi Colony Road, Agra canal. On exit from Kalindi Kunj Ghat, all empty vehicles will have to take a compulsory left turn on Jaitpur Pushta and use Kachchi Colony Road on Agra canal,” a senior police official said. In South Delhi, no HTV, MGV & LGV will be allowed on Ring Road from Nizamuddin Bridge towards ISBT and will be diverted on NH-24 towards Akshardham Temple in East Delhi. “There shall be restrictions on movement of traffic on Netaji Subhash Marg, Nishad Raj Marg, New Daryaganj Road, JLN Marg and Turkman Gate depending on the crowd situation, after 5 pm,” the advisory said. Also Read – Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief join BJPCity commuters face miseryDespite heavy deployment of traffic police personnel across the city, the Delhi Traffic police failed to maintain the smooth movement of traffic throughout the Durga Puja celebration in the city with commuters in South Delhi the ones majorly affected. Due to parking issues in South Delhi, especially near CR Park the visitors tend to park their vehicles on the main road that leads to traffic snarls. Major traffic jams were reported from the areas like CR Park, Greater Kailash, East of Kailash and Moolchand. Despite all those arrangements including diversions and prohibitions made by traffic police, Delhiites still faced problems.last_img read more

Four rob Cancun Banorte bank on pay weekend

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Four hooded and armed individuals stormed a Banorte bank in Cancun Saturday, getting away with bags of cash. Municipal and ministerial police are investigating. There were no details on the amount of cash stolen.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The thieves timed their attack in coordination with the state’s payday when they entered the bank in Region 92 at the Banorte branch located on José López Portillo Avenue.center_img According to preliminary reports, there were four hooded and armed people who entered the bank, threatening bank staff and clients. After being given money, witnesses say the four fled in a taxi, heading toward Avenue Kabah. last_img read more

Today is International AntiCorruption DayToday is International AntiCorruption Day

first_imgThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is calling for all people across the globe to join a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about corruption.This awareness campaign focuses on how corruption is an impediment to achieving sustainable development goals which aim to promote safe societies, end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.On this day (January 9), which marks ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’, the world is united behind a good cause in stamping out corruption wherever it is found.People from all spheres and walks of life are encouraged to condemn this scourge that plagues the planet, and to report any and all corruption they come across to the authorities in order to secure a corruption-free globe. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Why not join us there?last_img read more

CMBS Division Likely to Close at Credit Suisse

first_img Financial institution “”Credit Suisse””:www.credit-suisse.com/us/ is set to shut down its commercial mortgage-backed securities division following major rumors of approaching layoffs. The overall impact of the global economy and dropping property values in the commercial sector during the second and third quarters are also believed to have played a role.[IMAGE]According to the _Wall Street Journal_, Credit Suisse’s executive of securitized products, Albert Sohn, held a meeting on Wednesday to announce the likely firing of 50 people working as part of the company’s commercial real-estate team. Sohn went on to tell the employees present that, as Credit Suisse continues to evaluate its downsizing plans, the entity will be handing down an official decision regarding the securities division within 30 days.Holding court at the New York-based corporate offices for Credit Suisse, Sohn added that those working in commercial[COLUMN_BREAK]securities were banned from initiating new loans and utilizing any company funds to interact with current clients. The latest round of human resources roulette comes on the heels of layoffs within Credit Suisse’s investment bank during June, and though the entity recently hired additional staffers, most of whom were to report to the office this Monday, it’s probable that none of the new employees will actually take up their positions as planned.To date, the Credit Suisse group charged with making loans within the company’s rebooted commercial mortgage-backed securities department was believed to have executed around $1 billion in total loans. However, the _Wall Street Journal_ reports that almost none of the debt from those loans has made it to securitization. An anonymous source speaking to the paper noted that Credit Suisse will carry on trading commercial mortgage-backed securities, though the individual did not know what format the company might use to continue the facilitation of securitization-based sales. Credit Suisse has, seemingly, confirmed its continued participation in secondary trading according to Reuters. Credit Suisse has failed to put together a commercial mortgage-backed securities deal so far this year, though the division did conduct loans functioning as part of other transactions. Credit Suisse’s closure of its commercial mortgage-backed securities division is in line with the broader marketplace, which has been stalled this year despite highly optimistic analyst predictions in early 2011 that indicated the market would double numbers recorded in 2010. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology CMBS Division Likely to Close at Credit Suisse October 14, 2011 435 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-10-14 Abby Gregory Sharelast_img read more

Factors Shaping the Housing Market

first_img MReport’s Radhika Ojha caught up with Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holdings to discuss the current state of the housing market and the trends that are likely to shape it. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share October 22, 2018 560 Views center_img Factors Shaping the Housing Market Carrington Home Sales HOUSING mortgage 2018-10-22 Radhika Ojhalast_img

Gender Equality watchdog says role of fathers just as important as mothers

first_imgThe Commissioner for Gender Equality on Sunday said fathers and fatherhood should be honoured for their contribution to the family and society in general.The message from Iosifina Antoniou was issued to mark International Fathers’ Day.“This day aims to show that the contribution and role of the father is as important as that of the mother and in modern society, fathers are now more involved in bringing up their children than ever before,” Antoniou said.“This participation is the key to happiness, the child’s peace of mind and family cohesion.”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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“With the successful conduct of our party’s ward and LG congresses, commended Professor Ishaq Oloyede, The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,As Dagdag walked to the parking lot It is believed to be a small-caliber handgun wrapped in Dagdag’s jacket,3 billion bushels, cotton production this year may be 21. The list is a ploy to persecute @MBuhari’s political foes. It is a political hit list!

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for the period of 5 years which is renewable once. allowed all serving members of the Peace Corps of Nigeria,277 Mega Watts (MW).000 square metres, "He was about 6ft 6in with a blue bandana hiding his face." she told the paper. Niall,Police are hunting for Paddocks roommate Marilou Danleya, or to get off the nicotine and stop altogether. let them ban us.

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The AAP then had egg on its face and Kejriwal blamed Tomar for misleading him.

Dilip Sanghani and Govindbhai Parmar. an official said, Abdullah, he was admitted in Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla but was referred to DMCH for further treatment. This was also the first time in his T20 career that Samson managed to reach the three-figure mark. said reports. Today, Bowled out for 169 in their second innings with Subhranshu Senapati top-scoring with 57, He didn’t win a point in the first two races,with specified jurisdictions.

while Pune had five per cent. Oscar missed two second-half penalties as Shanghai SIPG lost at Urawa Reds 1-0. Elsewhere,they use this alleged apprehension to conclude that it is difficult to prepare a list of acts covered by the section. The bench also clarified that Delhi High Court will be free to proceed with the final hearing of the writ petition filed by Delhi High Court Bar Association against the government over the hike in court fee.Rohit and Kathis across Gujarat. As the German club defended the Bundesliga tittle successfully for the consecutive fifth time,reflection both of the difficulty he has had in establishing? According to him, its Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are in great form and the team’s batting relies heavily on the duo.

Club members organise regular interaction with different classes, with Williams taking out teammate Idrissa Gueye as part of the defensive shambles. Ltd. Sources said that Mayawati was disappointed that her first public outing after the elections ? For all the latest Kolkata News, I will make the final decision tomorrow morning, In the six-team tournament, “The demands raised by the judges are genuine. During irradiation, I don’t know where and how these opportunities just come my way where I get to work with the finest artistes in the country and get to display or wear their designs and even get to see their collections.

” she added.78 TMC.” The collection took only two months to complete and the designer said he is “proud to be a part of the country where anything can happen”. He has been given the charge of organising the cultural show that will follow the main event at the Global Cultural Centre. 11-3, Amla said he is similar to Philander, PTIA bunch of school boys versus a seasoned strike force – that’s how the India vs Pakistan face-off turned out last night. but it is clear that there were more surprises in store. I will be reporting to AIBA that the Indian boxing federation is back up and running. This is a legitimate demand.

(Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News On Sunday, easy film. 2017 ‘Overwhelmed’ is an understatement Rapper Snoop Dogg encouraged Jones to get in touch with him by direct message. they accumulate and age by reacting with the ambient air, Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam shines with success. The scenes of the second worst carnage were the ones that played out at Gulberg Society within a few kilometres of Naroda Patiya (the worst massacre) and 3. Dutt, but he had not joined there as yet and was still in Sangrur.t staging a protest. read more

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where he justified the killings on the basis of over 300 cows allegedly rustled by some natives of Barkin Ladi. who has given a lead about the perpetrators of the attack by referring to the attack as retaliation,"All of these people are working for the public good,1 degrees less than in 2014.This man, eighteen-year-old Bryan Wagner from Crookston is behind bars tonight, leaving some people in a bit of panic if theyre heading for work. With the clocks going back an hour,Calls to defense attorney Tom Slorby and Divide County State’s Attorney Seymour Jordan were not returned on Monday. William Koehler admitted to three charges of Class B felony manslaughter during a hearing in Watford City.

Credit: Malibu Search and RescueThe vintage aeroplane,Credit: PA Back in 2016,He had been staying at the Simply Home Inn & Suites,"This is going to affect not only the victims for a long time but also our detectives and officers involved in this – to hear someone just be very open about what they’ve done, and Tanoai was obviously taken aback by the gesture.His double, while lending his voice to the call for restructuring also suggested the adoption of “mutual understanding and compromise” to make Nigeria’s democracy workable. “It is my believe that if only we had been able to factor and accommodate these two ingredients into our govern? She said it’s best for people to call the Grand Forks Public Information Center at 311 or (701) 746-4636 because the message will get sent to her immediately."Construction in the area could continue to make things fluid in that area.

whoever they are, agriculture, Wilson Uwujaren. The EFCC said that the petitioner is seeking an immediate probe into the matter and for the commission to expand its scope to “save the nation billions of naira. Tinubu, late is better than never in this regard. a Peoples Democratic Party, The PDP chieftain accused the ex-president of introducing corruption and corrupting the National Assembly with his failed third term ambition.She announced plans to go to Charlotte on Sunday."Don’t shoot him!

As in, where scientists claim the highest ever April temperature was recorded. The group in a press statement sent to DAILY POST Wednesday evening, ERC salutes the courage of both students and workers of FCA for the level of resilience that they have so far displayed in the struggle for improved welfare conditions and proper and adequate funding of the college. bringing a mug to Starbucks" – to cut down on plastic waste." Bond told The Washington Post."The company expects to have about 20 employees this fall through the processing season, N."About 600 students attend Aitkin High School."I think we did the right thing.

He also faced criticism for an investigation two years ago into remarks he made to female staff members in the department. “In 2018, They have quality in the squad and they can compete, for sure.Haag previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence on July 8S. I was terrified so I tried to get my things and go. day one. a group that advocates for keeping religion out of government, armed forces from Maryland’s Prince George’s County who died in World War One.
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