₹3 lakh compensation for death of pregnant woman

first_imgThe Odisha Human Rights Commission has directed the State government to pay a compensation of ₹3 lakh to a man whose pregnant wife died because of the negligence of the doctors at the district headquarters hospital, Subarnapur.The victim, Reetanjali Sahu from Takarla village in Subarnapur, was left to be handled by a nurse despite a doctor diagnosing earlier in the day that her baby’s heartbeat had stopped in the womb.Taking a strong exception to the “nonchalant approach” of the doctors, leading to the death of the young mother, OHRC acting chairperson Justice B.K. Mishra directed the authorities to realise the compensation from the salary of two negligent doctors.Left unattendedReetanjali was admitted to the hospital on May 22, 2016, and examined by Dr. Utkal Naik, a gynaecologist, the same evening. The doctor asked the attendants to wait and left for home.Around 11.44 p.m., Reetanjali gave birth to a stillborn baby. No doctor turned up to attend to her and only one staff nurse was present in the ward at that time.Reetanjali’s family members alleged that immediately after the delivery the staff nurse shifted her to the general ward although she was bleeding profusely. According to the complainant, Reetanjali’s mother, the doctor on emergency duty, Nanda Kishore Naik, did not pay any heed to the relatives’ plea to attend to the patient. The doctor claimed that said such type of bleeding was normal post-delivery.When the bleeding did not stop, Dr. Utkal Naik was called. He examined the patient at 2.45 a.m. on May 23 and declared her dead. Not a single doctor came to attend the critically ill patient for three hours. According to the inquiry conducted by the Chief District Medical Officer of Subarnapur, the patient died due to “severe pre-eclampsia with disseminated intravascular coagulation which occurs when a dead foetus remains inside the womb for some time”. After studying all reports, Justice Mishra came to the conclusion that Reetanjali had died as she could not get timely treatment.last_img read more

Turning point in New Zealand vs South Africa World Cup tie

first_imgNew Zealand convincingly beat South Africa by 49 runs in the third quarter-final match of the World Cup at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.But, it couldn’t have been so had Tim Southee removed Jacques Kallis on the first ball of the 25th over. That wicket is a way started the slide for the Proteas as from then on wickets kept falling regularly as the Kiwis pressed further.Man-of-the-MatchJacob Oram earned the Man-of-the-Match award for his impressive bowling performance finishing with figures of 9-1-39-4.last_img read more

The season is winding down, and it’s time to talk NBA awards

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 26: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the second half of a game at Fiserv Forum on March 26, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPTake a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history.— Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Mahoney: Antetokounmpo. Tough to demote Harden when he was even more valuable this season than last, but can’t ignore a guy with the Greek Freak’s stats on the surprise winningest team in the league.Reynolds: Antetokounmpo. He gets the nod over Harden because the Bucks enjoyed a level of success that few expected, and he’s why.MOST IMPROVED PLAYERMahoney: D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn. Didn’t just have a great season. He saved one for a Nets team that was going nowhere.Reynolds: Pascal Siakam, Toronto. The Raptors were 14-3 when he had a double-double, and he more than doubled his scoring average.COACH OF THE YEARMahoney: Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee. Oversaw improvements across the board to turn a team with playoff aspirations into one with championship aspirations.Reynolds: Doc Rivers, LA Clippers. Hard call over Budenholzer. Steve Kerr, Nick Nurse, Steve Clifford, Michael Malone and Kenny Atkinson also deserving.ROOKIE OF THE YEARMahoney: Luka Doncic, Dallas. Not many players become must-see TV before they even turn 20. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess BOLD OFFSEASON PREDICTIONMahoney: The July 4 fireworks boom brightest in New York, where Kevin Durant is the centerpiece of a transformed Knicks team.Reynolds: If the Warriors win this title, and they should, expect the core to all come back and try to four-peat. Yes, including Durant. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles There they are. The five best seasons in terms of points that the NBA has ever seen. And those five seasons all have something in common — when they were over, someone not named Chamberlain or Jordan was the MVP.What James Harden did this season for the Houston Rockets was scintillating. He scored 50 or more points nine times. He scored 61 twice. He scored at least 30 points in 32 consecutive games, a stretch that lasted more than two months. He will finish this season with the seventh-highest scoring average in NBA history and win the scoring title by more than 8 points per game — a ridiculous margin.He wins Most Voluminous Points.But maybe not the Most Valuable Player.There are some tremendous individual races in the NBA this season, with a slew of deserving candidates for coach of the year, a rather unexpected two-person race for rookie of the year, and the annual befuddlement about who should win defensive player of the year. The ballot that voters will agonize over most, in some cases, will be the one for MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img — Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63.— Michael Jordan scored 3,041 points in 1986-87.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— Chamberlain scored 3,033 in 1960-61.— Chamberlain scored 2,948 points in 1963-64. Reynolds: Luka Doncic, Dallas. Trae Young came on like gangbusters at the end of the year, but Doncic was better from start to finish.EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONMahoney: Milwaukee. The Bucks do so many things well that they can find a way even when things get tougher.Reynolds: Toronto. Milwaukee is built for the long haul and might not be ready — yet. But for the Raptors, if not now, then when?WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONMahoney: Golden State. Still by far the best combination of talent and experience in the league.Reynolds: Golden State. If healthy, the Warriors are still the one to beat. And they want to send Oracle Arena out the right way.NBA CHAMPIONSMahoney: Warriors in 6.Reynolds: Warriors in 5. Is it Harden, for the second straight year?Or is it Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo?Compelling cases can be made either way. Harden carried the Rockets and became the most unguardable player in the league. Antetokounmpo took a team that finished seventh in the East last year and lifted it to the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA, continuing his meteoric rise toward total superstardom.Harden is the better scorer, Antetokounmpo the more accurate shooter. Harden is the better ballhandler and passer, Antetokounmpo the better rebounder and defender. Take Antetokounmpo off the Bucks, and they’d be lucky to make the playoffs. Take Harden off the Rockets, and they’d be lucky to make the playoffs.The biggest argument for Harden is the scoring. It has been sensational, without question.But there is precedent, as Chamberlain and Jordan learned. Even a gazillion points doesn’t guarantee anyone the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.When these playoffs are over and the trophy is finally handed out in late June, Harden will find out if scoring was enough to win the vote this time.It is tradition in this space to end the regular season by having AP Basketball Writers Brian Mahoney and Tim Reynolds reveal their choices for certain awards and predict what will happen in the playoffs.Their selections:MVP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jayson Castro lifts TNT over SMB, sends series to do-or-die Game 3 MOST READlast_img read more

BCCI forgives West Indies for abandoning 2014 tour, waives off USD 42 million penalty

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar has decided to waive off the USD 41.97 million claim for damages imposed on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for abandoning their tour of India midway in 2014. (Also read: BCCI threatens to pull IPL out of India amid water crisis )West Indies will visit in India to complete the unfinished matches next year.Led by Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies pulled out of the tour on October 17, 2014 following pay disputes with their board. The visitors, at the time of departure, had yet to play the last ODI of a five-match series, a one-off T20 International and three Test matches.Then BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel had said that the BCCI was contemplating legal action against the WICB. However, the issue has been sorted out under Manohar’s dispensation. His officials had spoken with the West Indies board late last year and also cleared a tour of the Caribbean, which has been scheduled for this summer.”That is now sorted out because they are going to come back and play here next year,” Manohar told ESPNcricinfo. “They have to complete those [unfinished] games. That was a claim raised by the board. [We] would be satisfied by them coming and playing here.”The schedule for India’s tour of West Indies will be finalised by the end of May, according to Manohar. ESPNcricinfo reported that the BCCI had laid out no other conditions during their discussions with the WICB.last_img read more

Team India elated after historic Test series triumph: Reactions

first_imgIndia wrapped up their first overseas whitewash in Test cricket when they demolished Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs at Pallekele on Monday.India had won the first Test match in Galle by 304 runs and took the second Test in Colombo by an innings and 53 runs.There were terrific all-round performances from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored two hundreds each while Hardik Pandya made a sensational start to his Test career with a fifty on debut and a sizzling hundred at Pakkelele.AP PhotoR Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were in their elements as usual while Kuldeep Yadav, who replaced the latter in the final Test, also did his reputation no harm.Virat Kohli found his mojo back in the longest format with a sublime hundred in Colombo and Wriddhiman Saha was outstanding behind the stumps.This is Kohli’s second whitewash as Test captain – the first had come in New Zealand at the start of an extended home season.Here are some reactions from current and former India cricketers:Kohli: Good win for us. Very happy with the overall performance. Always feels nice to have convincing wins, pretty good day for us. We are a young side, we look forward to play Test cricket, we look forward to play every single Test match with the same kind of excitement and that is the only way you can be ruthless. We like to be prepared before hand and be proactive rather than being reactive. We have age on our side and we have an opportunity to play together for five, six years for the country.advertisementRahane: I played the wrong shot I had to admit,I used my feet well in the last game and I think I played a bad shot in this game. The best part about him (Sanjay Bangar) is he keeps things really simple he always backs us and asks us to go and express ourselves on the field. The guys who aren’t doing well, he takes them out for dinner and makes them feel better. Couple of days off and then I’ll think about my one day plan. We have got a very good bunch. For me it is about keeping it simple and doing my best for the team.Pujara: We have been scoring good runs together (with Rahane). We’ve played enough cricket together. We’ve played for Indian Oil and even there we’ve had big partnerships. When it comes to preparation, he always believes in it. Once we tick-marked all the boxes in preparation, then we trust in our abilities. The best part about this batting unit is that we trust in our processes. We’ve got a couple of overseas tours coming up. We’ll be playing Sri Lanka in India, but after that we are going to South Africa and in 2018 we’ll go to England. We definitely would like to succeed and win series overseas too. I’d like to play some more county matches. Those county games did help me. As a batsman you improve on those challenging pitches.Hardik Pandya (Man of the Match): I am glad that I got my first hundred here. I backed my instincts. I have bowling and Test cricket is not an easy place to come and take a fifer. This team is pretty amazing. Everyone backs me to do well.Kuldeep Yadav:  Nice feeling, there were expectations form family and friends, happy that the match went through nicely. I think Kookaburra ball is more helpful for my style of bowling, the ball tends to spin a lot more when compared to the SG ball. Looking forward to the ODI series, every game is important for me. There will be no excuses, a couple of practice sessions with the white ball will be helpful. Virat Kohli was very supportive, we both planned together and went through with the best possible ideas.Sanjay Bangar: Its an honor to be working among the talent that we possess. The work ethic and the kind of effort they put in…you can’t ask for more. Fine-tuning the techniques, maintaining the confidence and letting them have a free mind-set really worked for us. You need to plant a seed if you feel something might work for a player. Whether he is wiling to take it on board, there are players who will accept it and there are players who takes a bit of time to adjust, ultimately it’s their choice to take it on board and adopt it in their game, The ability and hunger is really, really great. It all depends on who is flexible and who is not. There are a lot of areas we are really working on; like using the crease and taking a particular guard. All those things happen during the game. If there is a technical point or strategic point for a particular player to overcome a challenge, I think that helps.advertisementWhat a fabulous way to end the test series! A big hug to the entire team for their outstanding performance. Good luck for the ODI series! pic.twitter.com/HaXfI7dPwo- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 14, 2017He was the top scorer of the series with 358 runs across 4 innings – @SDhawan25 is Man of the Series! #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/hJY0WhBNyN- ICC (@ICC) August 14, 2017W W W D W W W D W D W W W D W W W W W L W D W W W WIndias record since losing the Galle Test in 201520 wins, 1 loss, 5 draws#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 14, 2017Most wins by a captain after his 1st 29 Tests:21 – Steve Waugh & Ricky Ponting19 – VIRAT KOHLI#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 14, 20173-0! Handshakes all around #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/4DJlmHvzE8- BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2017last_img read more

Celtics Beat Bucks 112-96 in Game 7, Advance to Play 76ers

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each other’s names.When it was over, they gave each other a quick hug — and a smile.“Just respect,” Rozier said after scoring a career playoff high 26 points in Game 7 against Bledsoe’s Bucks on Saturday night to help the Celtics beat Milwaukee 112-96 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second straight year.“You’ve got two guys that want to win, two chippy guys, two short point guards,” Rozier said. “We were just out there having fun. If it takes for us to go back and forth, jawing back and forth to battle, push each other, that’s just part of the game. We talked after the game, no stuff.”Rozier added nine assists, Al Horford had 26 points and eight rebounds, and even Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped in a basket for the Celtics, who will meet the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round.Game 1 is in Boston on Monday night.“We’re going to have to play great,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who was already without would-be starters Gordon Heyward and Kyrie Irving when Jaylen Brown left Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury. “That’s just another thing. Somebody else is going to have to step up and play great. But we’ll get ready.”Khris Middleton scored 32, Bledsoe had 23 and Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee has advanced from the first round of the playoffs just once since 1989, losing nine straight playoff series since Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell brought George Karl to the Eastern Conference finals in 2001.Jayson Tatum added 20 points for the Celtics, who rode the home-court advantage to win all four games in Boston.“Wasn’t able to win on the road, but we pushed the series to Game 7,” Antetokounmpo said. “A lot of the guys in the locker room have never been in Game 7s. It’s a new experience. Now we know now what it takes to win a Game 7. You’ve got to come out, hit first.”Playing in their NBA-record 31st Game 7, the Celtics improved to 20-4 at home and 23-8 overall in best-of-seven clinchers. It was the second Game 7 at the TD Garden this week, with the Boston Bruins beating the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night to advance in the NHL playoffs.“It’s more than you can imagine, just a great feeling,” Horford said. “Our fans really gave us that energy. This is why you work so hard in the regular season, to put yourself with home-court advantage.”BLEDSOE AND BLEDSOEWhen he was at Louisville, Rozier was compared to Bledsoe, who had left Kentucky a few years earlier. But the two did their best to work up a friendly hatred during the series.It started when Rozier referred to his Bucks counterpart as “Drew Bledsoe” — confusing him with the former New England Patriots quarterback. Since then, Bledsoe has pretended he doesn’t know who Rozier is.Celtics fans joined in by chanting “Who is Bledsoe!” in the first half. And during a fourth-quarter break, the scoreboard showed a video of Drew Bledsoe holding up one of his Patriots jerseys and proclaiming himself “the original Bledsoe.”“Man, that was special,” Rozier said. “I don’t know who thought of that, but that was nice.”FIRST HALF RUNSTatum had nine points in the first, when the Celtics scored 15 straight points — including a tip-in by Antetokounmpo into the Boston hoop — and 20 of the last 22 to end the quarter with a 30-17 lead. Milwaukee scored 11 in a row at the beginning of the second to make it a two-point game, but Boston answered with nine in a row to make it 41-30.The Celtics led 50-42 at the half despite going 1-for-12 from 3-point range. Horford had 14 points and seven rebounds at the break, and Bledsoe had 12 points for the Bucks. But both Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe had three fouls at halftime.Milwaukee cut the deficit to three points early in the third but Boston scored 11 of the last 15 points in the quarter. The Bucks never got within single digits in the fourth.HAMMY TIMEJaylen Brown limped off to the locker room late in the second quarter, then came out to test his sore right hamstring just before the start of the second half. But he left the floor and went back into the tunnel; after riding the stationary bike for a few minutes and getting checked out in the locker room, the team said he was available to return, but he did not.“I was told that if we got in a pinch he could play,” Stevens said. “I decided that’s not going to happen. With hamstrings — let’s see how he feels tomorrow.”Brown said it was diagnosed as a Grade 1 sprain. He will have an MRI tomorrow.“Whatever it takes. I wouldn’t miss this series for the world,” he said, vowing to be back for Game 1. “That’s my goal.”TIP-INSBucks: Have an 0-18 record in playoff series in which they’ve lost the first two games. They are 2-8 in Game 7s. … Bledsoe picked up a technical foul in the first quarter after complaining about a foul call. … C John Henson missed his fifth straight game with a sore back. … Scored zero points on fast breaks.Celtics: Hayward, Irving and Daniel Theis were all at the game. Theis, who has been out since March 11, recovered enough from left knee surgery to ditch his crutches for the first time on Friday. … Also in the crowd: Red Sox owner John Henry and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. … Red Sox manager Alex Cora and a bunch of players also filed into a pair of luxury suites after their game ended. … Boston was 4-for-5 from 3-point range in the third. … Rozier’s 26 points were a career playoff high. … Scored 60 points in the paint.By JIMMY GOLENTweetPinShare33 Shareslast_img read more

MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in Australia

first_imgMS Dhoni is well and truly back. After failing to impress in the 50-over format o the game throughout 2018 wherein he scored at 25, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman began the World Cup year on a high.Three fifties in as many games and two match-winning knocks from Dhoni’s blade helped India clinch a historic bilateral series win in Australia. Dhoni, with 193 runs, finished as the highest Indian run-scorer in the three-match series.Having silenced his critics and seemingly repaid the faith captain Virat Kohli and the team management had in him after playing the finisher’s role to perfection in Australia, Dhoni heads to New Zealand as India are set to play a five-match ODI and three match T20I series from January 23.Over the years, Dhoni has found a lot of success in New Zealand. The 37-year-old has scored 541 runs in New Zealand at an average of 90.16 from 12 matches. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, who first toured New Zealand in 2009 has scored six half-centuries but hasn’t reached the three-figure mark yet.Notably, Dhoni is third on the list of most runs scored by a batsman in India-New Zealand ODI series in New Zealand. With 456 uns from 10 matches at 76, Dhoni is sitting behind Sachin Tendulkar (652 from 18 matches) and Virender Sehwag (598 in 12 matches).Top four players in the said batting chart are Indians with former captain Rahul Dravid in the fourth place with 425 runs. Ross Taylor, with 414 runs from 10 matches, is the only Black Caps player in the top five.Dhoni also became the first India captain to win an ODI series as he led the team to a 3-1 win against a Daniel Vettori-led side.advertisementNonetheless, India’s record in New Zealand over the years is ordinary. From 34 matches in bilateral series, the Asian giants have won only 10 and lost 21 matches. In seven series played in New Zealand, India have managed to win only one and lost four while two ended as draws.India’s last trip to New Zealand came in 2013-14 didn’t go as planned as an MS Dhoni-led side were beaten 4-1 in a five-match series.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s men arrived in Auckland on Sunday ahead of the first ODI, which will be played in Napier on Wednesday. The team was given a warm welcome by a section of fans who had gathered at the airport.Notably, captain Kohli had enjoyed his last day of what had been a memorable tour of Australia catching up on some tennis action at Australian Open. Along with Bollywood actor and wife, Anushka Sharma, the top-ranked batsman had posed with Roger Federer, who was ousted in the Round of 16 by Greek youngster, Stefanos Tsitsipas.Also Read | Michael Bevan finished matches with fours, MS Dhoni does so with sixes: Ian ChappellAlso Read | Virat Kohli is the greatest-ever ODI batsman, says Michael Clarkelast_img read more

Emmanuel Ogbah Honored for Senior Night, Headed to NFL

first_imgDefensive end Emmanuel Ogbah has had two extremely productive consecutive years at the FBS level for the Cowboys, and with his NFL draft stock soaring it appears he will indeed answer the call for the NFL and likely enter the draft early. On senior night Saturday, Ogbah was honored with the Seniors.Emmanuel Ogbah’s next stop: The NFL. pic.twitter.com/FEqOFpF0my— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) November 29, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

New Music Monday: Fly Golden Eagle

first_imgIt was in a Nashville basement that Ben Trimble lost himself in rock ‘n’ roll. He found himself working for a music supervisor with a 60,000-strong record collection, and dove headfirst down the rabbit hole. Motown. Blues. Glam rock. Psychedelia. And soon, all of the disparate sources of his inspiration — his lineage, his Detroit roots, his need for expression, the newfound discovery of a musical community in Nashville — slowly began to weave together into the musical tapestry that would become Fly Golden Eagle.“That was a big part of unlocking music for me, as a means to express myself,” Trimble says. “I realized that there was a long line of people who had expressed rebellion — both serious and casual — through music. They’d done so in different ways and in different parts of the country.”Trimble’s musical origins are one piece of the puzzle. Bass player Matt Shaw hails from Celeste, Texas. Mitch Jones on the keys is from Knoxville, Tennessee. Richard Harper, drums, hails from Huntsville, Alabama. Each possesses a musical prowess that encompasses technical skill, deep roots, and a whole lot of heart, evident in their playing and performance styles.It’s an “only in Nashville” combination that leads to a new sound, a sum that is equally indebted to all of its parts. Fly Golden Eagle has also stepped up to become power players in the emerging, way-beyond-country Nashville scene — they’ve worked extensively with Adrija Tokic, cut music in The Bomb Shelter, and played on some of the most significant albums representing the new Nashville sound, including Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Majestico, and Alabama Shakes.But while Nashville may be responsible for bringing these musicians together, their sound speaks to a much bigger musical world.“In Detroit, it’s all about heart,” Trimble says. “There, it does exactly what you as an artist hopes for: it brings people together.”Trimble is describing these points of influence on the road home from Nashville to Michigan to see his family. Family runs deep here. And the spirit of togetherness, of telling a bigger kind of story, is essential to understanding Fly Golden Eagle’s latest release, Quartz.This was a definite contrast from Swagger, Fly Golden Eagle’s previous psych-funk release. “[Swagger] was my thing,” he describes. “Quartz is about something bigger.”“Bigger” is something of an understatement — try momentous. Quartz is a 26-song epic, a collection of songs that join together to form a narrative arc describing a story that is sometimes vulgar, sometimes profane, and sometimes beautiful. It’s about the psychedelia found in the natural world and it’s a love story.Quartz is also meant as an artistic pairing, of sorts — the album lines up with the groundbreaking 1973 film The Holy Mountain, an avant-garde masterpiece directed by Alejandro Jodorowski, produced by The Beatles’ manager Allen Klein, and funded by John Lennon and George Harrison. Trimble found himself inspired by the film while writing the material that would become Quartz. It was not a given that the music and the movie would run in tandem, but as Trimble continued to write, the through-lines of both works matched up, leading to an inspirational set piece of visuals, music, and story.But to limit Quartz’s point of references to one film would be a disservice to the music, and to band that created it. Quartz is a representation of Fly Golden Eagle itself – the psych-rock- glam-funk-gospel sounds that unify to create a beautiful whole. You’ll hear the stomp-heavy drama of T.Rex and the swirling colors, and textures of The Doors. A growl of punk rock mixed effortlessly with the choral echos of the gospel church. It’s also a reflection of place and the environments in which musical mastery is created. For Quartz, that includes Bomb Shelter and “Lil’ Biv Town” in Nashville; Trimble’s bedroom; a garage in Celeste, Texas; but mainly, Trinity College in Tehuacana, Texas.The college was abandoned in the ‘40s, but the gorgeous art deco site still has working power, and even functional dorms. The band decamped with girlfriends and friends to record, cook, and create. They set up shop in what was once the library – the space was flooded with natural light, and windows to the surrounding environment. Days were built around the music; nights were for sharing stories over dinner and wine. The fully immersive experience, and the deeply inspirational space, led to the kind of band chemistry that dreams are made of.This is evident in the power of the overall effort, and the integrity of each individual song. Consider the impact of 12-track Quartz Bijou, a consolidated offering of the longer album effort. Bijou ebbs and flows seamlessly; it’s a deeply satisfying stand-alone musical effort, with the bonus realization that there’s more to be heard and experienced.Bijou starts out strong, with the cacophonous celebration of “You Look Good to Me,” an exercise in musical layering – from the swath of keys to the slap of bass, Trimble wails a sentiment you soon find yourself relating to: “Oh, it’s all the way to the bones/I can’t fight it.”The energy never flags. From the stomp-heavy bombast of “Stepping Stone” to the kaleidoscopic Southern swell of “Medicine Hat,” where the nature of Quartz Bijou, and Quartz as a whole, as a necessary journey is solidified: “Moving down the street with no horizon/One way ticket I’ve got nowhere else to go.”The music is a ride. And it’s one that you should take as often as you can, with the volume turned up. Just say yes to the question posed in slinky seduction of “Horses Mouth:” “I’m never bending to the imitations/ Why don’t you come and take a trip with me?”Purchase Quartz on Amazon or iTunes (Quartz Bijou on Amazon and iTunes) 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Editors’ Recommendations An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play Applast_img read more

Halifax Port Longshoremen Pen New Contract

first_imgzoom Canada’s Halifax Port Authority and the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1843 have renewed their collective agreement.The collective agreement, which covers general operation and maintenance employees, expired on December 31, 2014.”I commend the Halifax Port Authority and the International Longshoremen’s Association for reaching an agreement that will benefit everyone. Strong labour-management relations favour both parties and benefit the overall economy,” Kellie Leitch, Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, said.The agreement was reached with assistance from the Labour Program’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.last_img read more

CE Delft Defends Its Shipping Efficiency Study

first_imgzoom Responding to conflicting claims about the conclusions the study it prepared for Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment on shipping’s efficiency in the press and most recently the criticism of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), consultancy firm CE Delft stood firm behind its findings.“CE Delft’s study for Seas At Risk and T&E found that ships can improve their design efficiency by about 5-15% on average just by going back to 1990 designs alone. As CE Delft has reiterated, its findings are based on the data and EIV/EEDI formulae which the IMO itself used. The ICS now needs to take the results seriously and show us why the EEDI targets shouldn’t be reviewed,” said John Maggs, policy advisor at Seas At Risk and president of the Clean Shipping Coalition.“The EIV formula is a simplified form of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) that was used by the IMO to calculate the EEDI reference lines (which were set as the best fit average lines of all EIVs in the period 1999-2009). It can therefore be considered as a simple yet accepted measure of design efficiency. We have calculated EIVs on the basis of IHS and Clarkson databases, as did the IMO,” the consultancy explained.Furthermore, the consultancy added that the study shows that the EIV of new ships was on average worse than the EEDI reference line for ships built in the 1960s and 1970s, improved considerably in the 1980s and then deteriorated again.“This means that, on average, a ship built around 2010 had a design efficiency (as represented by the EIV) that was worse than a similar ship (same ship type, same size) built around 1990.  One of the main reasons why modern ships have a design efficiency that is worse than ships built around 1990 is that modern ships are, on average, fuller (more block-like). The reason for this is that when freight rates are high, it makes sense to build full ships because within draft and length constraints, they can transport more cargo than a more slender ship,” the statement reads.As explained, the EIV formula as established by the IMO does not take into account improvements in fuel efficiency of engines.  However, if it were taken into account the deterioration in design efficiency since 1990 would likely have been less than the study reported, CE Delfit said.Furthermore, the consultancy said that its methodology compared similar ships, not  how the fleet average design efficiency has evolved, stressing that its  conclusions relate to design efficiency not operational fuel efficiency.last_img read more

New Wasaline Ferry to Get Wärtsilä Navigation System

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Wartsila The new Wasaline RoPax ferry, currently under construction at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) yard in Finland, will be fitted with Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum navigation and communication system.This latest order, placed with Wärtsilä in August, is in addition to the comprehensive package of Wärtsilä products, systems, and integrated solutions ordered earlier. These solutions include Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines, hybrid propulsion and power management, and the capability to operate on LNG and BioLNG fuel, making it one of the world’s most efficient and environmentally sustainable vessels.With the Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system the vessel can be navigated, controlled, and monitored from various onboard positions.“Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine approach is to develop the technologies that enable greater efficiency and better environmental performance, and that approach is perfectly defined with our solutions for this vessel. For example, the CO2 emissions will be 50 percent less than those of the current ferry serving this route. Adding to that, the Nacos Platinum system will further enhance the ship’s operational and navigational efficiency,” Henrik Wilhelms, Director, Offshore & Special vessels, Wärtsilä Marine, said.The Wasaline ferry service between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden is operated by NLC Ferry, and this latest addition to the fleet is scheduled for delivery in April 2021.last_img read more

Atlantic Lottery Regulations to Better Protect Players Retailers

first_imgNova Scotians who play the lottery should have more confidence and be better protected by regulations proposed today, March 13, by the province. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has already implemented most of the recommendations about the sale, validation and payout of lottery tickets, but the Department of Labour and Workforce Development said it is important to make these rules, and some others, law. These proposed regulations are an effort to better protect lottery customers and retailers in the province. “It is our hope that these proposed regulations will restore the confidence in and the integrity of the lottery in Nova Scotia,” said Labour and Workforce Development Minister Mark Parent. Retailers and gaming equipment suppliers will have an opportunity to provide input on new provincial regulations until April 3. The feedback collected from the consultation will be reviewed and analyzed for recommendation. The proposed regulations specify: restrictions on the sale, validation and payout of lottery tickets for retailers that only registered lottery equipment suppliers will be permitted to manufacture, provide, install, test, maintain or repair lottery equipment that all lottery products be developed according to a standard developed by the alcohol and gaming division or have approval of the division’s executive director approvals required for internal operating procedures at the Atlantic Lottery Corporation the reporting requirements for retailers’ wins and suspected abuse and legalities. The proposed regulations are available on the Labour and Workforce Development website at www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/AGD .last_img read more

Budget 20172018 Investments in Southern Nova Scotia

first_img funding to begin work to enhance and modernize the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater funding for the planning, design and construction of satellite dialysis units at South Shore Regional Hospital and Digby Hospital renovations to NSCC Lunenburg funding for a new school in Yarmouth funding for renovations to Park View School in Bridgewater skilled trades centres at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge and at Digby Regional High School road improvement projects, including repaving 6.9 km of Highway 101 from the start of Highway 101 to Exit 34 at Hebron a new mechanical garage in Hebbville to store road maintenance equipment used from the South Shore to Yarmouth funding to create space for collaborative care teams in Shelburne reducing taxes for more than 500,000 people through an increase of up to $3,000 to the basic personal amount, for incomes up to $75,000 increasing the small business tax threshold to $500,000 from $350,000, reducing taxes for 1,800 small businesses support for the recruitment and retention of doctors a three-year investment in SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population funding to increase access to affordable housing, in partnership with the federal government a new target to reduce red tape for businesses enhancements to the Graduate to Opportunity program to help recent graduates land their first job in Nova Scotia 30 new pre-primary sites with early learning programming for four-year-olds with a plan to expand to provincewide in four years funding to hire school psychologists and speech pathologists the expansion of the reading recovery program in schools and an increased investment in coding and computer skills initiatives for Primary to Grade 12 students improvements to rural Internet access Communities in southern Nova Scotia will benefit from improvements to education, infrastructure and health care as part of investments in Budget 2017-2018. “Our budget focuses on helping prepare our children, youth and young adults for opportunities to succeed here at home knowing that when we help families, we help strengthen our province,” said Finance Minister Randy Delorey. “We are also including supports for our aging population that will help older Nova Scotians stay involved and connected to their communities, promote healthy living, and keep older adults in the workforce.” Highlights in Budget 2017-2018 for southern Nova Scotia include: FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD—Budget 2017-18: Investments in Southern Nova Scotiacenter_img Southern Nova Scotia will also benefit from provincewide investments including: Budget 2017-2018 projects a $136.2 million surplus. The surplus includes a one-time revenue increase of $110.3 million because of federal and municipal contributions for the convention centre in Halifax. The $110.3 million will go towards the debt to provide the fiscal capacity to launch a multi-year development of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, enhancing care for Nova Scotians and Atlantic Canadians. The resulting net position is $25.9 million. Revenue and expenses (including consolidation and accounting adjustments) are both estimated to increase by 3.1 per cent from Budget 2016-2017. Government will invest $515 million in roads, schools, health care and public infrastructure in 2017-2018 through the capital plan. For more information about the 2017-2018 provincial budget, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/budget.last_img read more

Ghosn sues Nissan and Mitsubishi for breach of contract

first_imgParis: Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported Wednesday. Ghosn is accusing the Japanese manufacturers of breaching his contract as an employee of NMBV, their joint subsidiary based in the Netherlands, and seeking up to 15 million euros ( 16.8 million) in damages, it said. The big-spending former chief of both Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan is awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsHe was kept behind bars for over 100 days before being granted bail and sacked from all his management roles. Ghosn is accused of under-reporting millions of dollars in income at Nissan and of of using company funds for personal expenses — charges he denies. His lawyers argue that while Ghosn resigned from Renault-Nissan BV (RNBV), he had not done so from NMBV and “the breach of contract” was unwarranted, Le Figaro said. Nissan and Mitsubishi argue that Ghosn’s contract was invalid as it would not have been submitted to NMBV’s board, according to the daily. NMBV had thanked Ghosn after a meeting of his board of directors on March 12, the same day as the announcement of its dissolution.last_img read more

Manitoba childrens advocate to release report into slain Indigenous teen

first_imgSAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — The Manitoba children’s advocate is to release a highly anticipated report today detailing the investigation into the death of a First Nations teen whose body was found in the Red River.Tina Fontaine, who was 15, left her home on the Sagkeeng First Nation to reconnect with her birth mother in Winnipeg in June 2014.Tina had interactions with child-welfare workers, police and the health system before her body was found wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks that August.Her death renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and inspired volunteer groups such as the Bear Clan Patrol, an Indigenous-led neighbourhood watch group.The report from children’s advocate Daphne Penrose is expected to detail Tina’s involvement with social workers, a hospital and police in the weeks before her death.Tina’s family members say while they will never get Tina back, they hope the report will make sure no other children fall through the cracks.“Every system failed her. It talks about that in the report,” said Thelma Favel, Tina’s great-aunt who raised her.Penrose delivered the report to Favel last week and she said she is happy with its recommendations.The advocate’s office said family and Sagkeeng community members asked for the report to be released on Tina’s reserve where there will be ceremonies to honour the teenager.Tina spent much of her childhood living with Favel at Sagkeeng. But she struggled to cope after her father, Eugene Fontaine, was beaten to death in 2011. Two men pleaded guilty to manslaughter and victim impact statements at their trial described how Tina drifted away from the people closest to her after his death.In 2014, the teenager went to Winnipeg to reconnect with her mother.Favel remembers Tina as kind, funny and healthy, weighing more than 100 pounds when she left for the city. Her body weighed 72 pounds when it was pulled from the river.During the second-degree murder trial for Raymond Cormier — the man acquitted last year in Tina’s death — court heard details about what happened in the weeks after she left the First Nation.The teenager was placed in a hotel by social workers. She spent time on the streets and was sexually exploited. She was also treated at a hospital, interacted with police and called 911.There were still many questions about what happened to the teenager after the trial. Favel said some of those answers can be found in the advocate’s report.“I’m just happy the way they wrote it, that they investigated and everything.”Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Liberal MP in Newfoundland issues apology for eat less fish tweet

first_imgAPTN National NewsSt. John’s East Liberal MP Nick Whalen has issued an apology for a tweet he wrote Sunday stating that Labradorians should “eat less fish” if they were concerned about mercury poisoning due to the flooding of the reservoir for the Muskrat Falls dam.“I would like to apologize to the people of Labrador and all Canadians for the insensitive comments I made on social media and regret any offense I have caused,” Whalen said in the brief statement. “I am encouraged that the Premier will be visiting Happy Valley – Goose Bay and meeting with community leaders to try and make progress for the people of Labrador in the days ahead.APTN reached out to Whalen Monday morning to explain the tweet but our calls were not returned.There are concerns among Inuit and Innu people in Labrador that flooding of the reservoir for the over budget $11.4 billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project will cause the neuro-toxin methylmercury to be flushed from the vegetation and topsoil in the reservoir downstream and into fish and wildlife.The comment on social media comes at a sensitive time when Innu and Inuit groups are waging a pitched battle against the planned flood.As of this posting, 50 protectors of the land still occupy Nalcors offices at the Muskrat Falls construction site 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.In Ottawa, Inuk artist Billy Gauthier is on day 11 of a water-only hunger strike. Joining him are Delilah Saunders, sister of Loretta Saunders who was murdered in 2014, and Jerry Kohlmeister. Both are consuming broth.Meetings are scheduled between Innu and Inuit leadership and Premier Dwight Ball Tuesday in Goose Bay.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination to walk free

first_imgShah Alam: A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother will walk free in May after pleading guilty to a lesser charge, her lawyer said. Doan Thi Huong welcomed the “fair sentence” after the judge handed down the verdict in a Malaysian court, where she has been on trial for the murder of Kim Jong Nam with a nerve agent. Huong was sentenced her to three years and four months in jail from her arrest in February 2017. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBut her legal team said that with usual sentence reductions, she would be released next month. “In the first week of May, she will go home,” lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik told reporters in the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur. The decision came after authorities last month rejected a request for her murder charge to be dropped — a shock decision after the attorney-general agreed to withdraw the charge against her Indonesian co-defendant, Siti Aisyah. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsBoth women had always denied murder, saying they were tricked by North Korean spies into carrying out the assassination that shocked the world, and believed it was a prank for a reality TV show. Huong then pleaded guilty to a new charge which said she had “purposely caused injury” to Kim by employing “dangerous means” in attacking him with VX at Kuala Lumpur airport, rather than the original murder charge which carries a mandatory death penalty. Huong told reporters: “I’m happy, this is a fair sentence.” “This is a fair judgement, I thank the Malaysian government and the Vietnamese government,” she added. When she is released, it will mean that no one is facing murder charges for the February 2017 killing of Kim Jong Un’s estranged relative, who was once considered heir apparent to the North Korean leadership until he fell out of favour. South Korea accuses the North of ordering the hit, a claim vehemently denied by Pyongyang. The women’s lawyers presented them as scapegoats and said the real masterminds were four North Koreans accused alongside them, who fled Malaysia shortly after the assassination. There were dramatic scenes when Huong’s initial bid for immediate release was rejected last month — she sobbed in the dock and had to be helped out of court by two police officers. Vietnam reacted angrily to the decision, and started stepping up pressure on Malaysia to free Huong. A murder conviction carries a mandatory penalty of death by hanging in Malaysia. The government vowed last year to scrap capital punishment but recently indicated that it might backtrack.last_img read more

Its a victory of Freedom of Expression Producer Anand Pandit

first_imgMumbai: Even as the controversy rages over the biggest biopic of 2019 – PM Narendra Modi, the makers have cleared all hurdles and announced April 11th as the new date for the release of the film. Commenting on this development, producer and distributor of the film, Anand Pandit, “Now there should be no doubt on what the film is. It is a cinematic product. Those who have questioned the film and asked for a ban on it are the ones who have tried to stifle freedom of expression. Isn’t it hypocritical that the very people who criticise when other films are banned are now calling for a ban on PM Narendra Modi.” Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger Anand Pandit along with the rest of the team have been fighting one battle after the next – from the Election Commission to the courts but finally the film is ready for release. With a smile, Anand Pandit says, “Now the verdict will be with the people who I personally believe are interested in this inspiring film of an inspiring leader. We plan to release it across 38 countries.” The biopic PM Modi will show the journey of Narendra Damodar Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as Chief Minister onto his landmark win at the 2014 election and finally being nominated as the Prime Minister of India. The film has been shot across Gujarat, Uttarakhand and other parts of the country. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Produced by Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit, Acharya Manish Grover and Suresh Oberoi and directed by biopic maestro Omung Kumar, this much-anticipated biopic comprising an ensemble cast has versatile actor Vivek Anand Oberoi in and as ‘PM Narendra Modi’. Anand Pandit is a producer with a prolific list of films. Having associated with films like ‘Total Dhamaal, ‘Baazaar’. The filmmaker has also been associated with ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’, ‘Satyameva Jayate’, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, ‘Sarkar 3’ and ‘Missing’.last_img read more