Modis LS poll campaign filled with lies poison and hatred Rahul

first_imgWayanad (Ker): Stepping up attack on the prime minister on the second day of his visit to Wayanad, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha election campaign was filled with “lies, poison and hatred”, but his party stood for truth, love and affection. Gandhi, who is in his constituency on a thanksgiving three-day visit after being elected to Lok Sabha, addressed party workers at Kalpetta, Kambalakadu and Panamaram and continued his roadshow Saturday. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist A large number of Congress-led United Democratic Front workers and women thronged the route. Congress general secretary in-charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran were with Gandhi in his special vehicle. Though it rained heavily in parts of the constituency Friday, the weather did not play spoilsport as it was bright and sunny till this noon. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Gandhi said Modi “uses hatred, anger and lies” which are his “weapons”. He said his party will continue to fight the “worst sentiments” the prime minister represents. “At the national level, we are fighting poison. Modi’s campaign was filled with lies, poison, hatred and divided the people of the country. He used lies in the election… Congress stood for truth, love and affection,” he said addressing the crowd at Kalpetta. At Kambalakadu, Gandhi said there are big challenges in Wayanad which can be resolved by working together. “My job is to represent all of Wayanad. People from all parties supported me in the election. There are big challenges and issues in Wayanad. We will work together and solve everything,” he said. Gandhi had contested the Lok Sabha election from Wayanad, in addition to his family bastion of Amethi, but lost to Union minister Smriti Irani in the Uttar Pradesh constituency. He won from Wayanad with a margin of about 4.31 lakh votes. After the Congress party’s poor show in the second consecutive general election, Gandhi had offered to resign as the Congress president, but it was rejected by the party’s highest decision-making body. Congress won 52 seats in the 2019 polls. However in Kerala, the only state besides Punjab and Tamil Nadu where it did well, the party and its allies won 19 out of 20 seats. On Friday in Malappuram district, Gandhi said his party would emerge as a strong Opposition and defend the poor. Attacking Modi, he said, “Modi may have money, he may have the media by his side, he may have rich friends. But the Congress will continue to fight against the intolerance created by the BJP”. “The intolerance created by BJP and Modi will be dealt by the Congress party with love and affection,” Gandhi added.last_img read more


Angelina Jolie Addresses UN Security Council On Syria

first_imgUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday warned that the international community must do everything possible to prevent a further deterioration of the situation in the Middle East before it becomes irreversible.Angelina Jolie addresses the Security Council on the continuing conflict in Syria and the humanitarian and refugee crisesCredit/Copyright: UN Photo/Mark Garten“The situation in the Middle East is a cancer that risks spreading and metastasizing. If things continue this way, we could see future developments spin out of control, independently of our will and with increasingly dangerous global consequences,” he warned in an address in New York to the UN Security Council.The High Commissioner said the regional spillover effects of the Syrian conflict were taking on dramatic proportions. “Fourteen million people are now displaced due to the interlinked crises in Syria and Iraq. Security threats to neighbouring countries are growing. As a result, we have been observing a steady deterioration in the protection space for Syrians trying to escape the conflict,” Guterres said.He added that UNHCR was seeing a growing fatigue on the part of the hosts and, in some areas, harsher policies imposed on refugees. There were increasing tensions between communities. Meanwhile, humanitarian agencies like UNHCR and the World Food Programme struggled to meet needs. Many, desperate to escape, were risking their lives on Mediterranean crossings.And dangerous coping mechanisms were on the rise, he said, with more and more families forced to send children to work or marry off their teenage daughters. There are also reports of refugees resorting to survival sex to make ends meet.Guterres said that only a political solution could end the suffering, but stressed that so long as that remained a distant prospect the international community must do all possible to prevent the crisis spiralling out of control. “First, some immediate priorities must be addressed: providing more humanitarian aid to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and stopping the horrific loss of life in the Mediterranean,” he stressed.“Second, there has to be massively increased support to the neighbouring countries. The funding announced in Kuwait last month to support the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan is an important signal of hope and must now be disbursed quickly. But it is also essential for the structural investment programmes presented by the host governments to receive development funding from the international community.”The High Commissioner called for a rethink of development cooperation policies to help host countries cope better with the extra burden.Thirdly, the High Commissioner said, “We have to recognize the increasingly protracted nature of this refugee crisis. UNHCR’s ultimate priority objective remains voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity, in line with what most refugees prefer. But we have to recognize that for Syrians, this option is not immediately in sight.”“In the meantime, neighbouring countries will require adequate help to manage the vast economic, demographic and fiscal impacts of the refugee influx,” he noted, while adding: “With more support across the region, we could help turn refugees’ situation around from one of dependency and unsustainability to one where their economic self-reliance becomes an option, allowing them to also contribute to the development of their host societies.”But Guterres predicted more bad times ahead. “One thing is clear: the situation in the region has become utterly unsustainable. After Iraq became so dramatically engulfed in the Syrian conflict with the attacks on Mosul and Tikrit last year, I do not know where the next disrupting shock will take place. I only know that it will come, and that things risk getting even worse,” he said.Meanwhile, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt, who has made 11 visits to Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan Lebanon, Turkey and Malta since the crisis erupted in March 2011, told the Security Council that the United Nations was failing the people of Syria.“So on behalf of Syrian refugees, I make three pleas to the international community: The first is an appeal for unity. It is time for the Security Council to work as one to end the conflict, and reach a settlement that also brings justice and accountability for the Syrian people,” she said.“Second, I echo what has been said about supporting Syria’s neighbours, who are making an extraordinary contribution,” Jolie Pitt added. “If we cannot end the conflict, we have an inescapable moral duty to help refugees and provide legal avenues to safety.” The Special Envoy said her third plea was for a greater response from the international community to the barbarism of those inflicting systematic sexual violence.“We also need to send a signal that we are serious about accountability for these crimes, for that is the only hope of establishing any deterrence. And I call on member states to begin preparations now so that Syrian women are fully represented in future peace negotiations, in accordance with multiple resolutions of the Security Council.”Source:UNHCRlast_img read more


BC First Nation chief faces sexual offence lawyer says accusation unfounded

first_imgThe Canadian PressVICTORIA – A First Nation chief in British Columbia is facing a charge of sexual interference of a person under the age of 16.The province’s prosecution service says Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in is alleged to have committed the offence in Williams Lake, B.C., on or about May 12 and was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.It says special prosecutor Brock Martland approved the charge after he was appointed on Monday because the assistant deputy attorney general considered the matter in the public interest.William declined comment but referred questions to his lawyer, David Rosenberg.He described William as a “tremendous leader and devoted community member” who was “greatly saddened” when he heard the accusation.“Roger is going to vehemently defend against these charges,” Rosenberg said in an interview. “It takes a lifetime of good work to build a reputation like his, and it just takes one unfounded allegation to destroy it.”William, a former champion bull rider, was a leading figure in a Supreme Court of Canada decision that granted the Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal title to more than 1,750 square kilometres of land in the Nemiah Valley, a mountainous area with pristine lakes, alpine valleys and wild horses.The decision in 2014 was the first time a Canadian court declared Aboriginal title to lands outside of a reserve.The Xeni Gwet’in First Nation is one of six Tsilhqot’in communities.The band’s website says William was first elected for a five-year term in 2013.The prosecution service says the appointment of a special prosecutor is intended to avoid any potential for real or perceived improper influence in the administration of justice.Martland is a Vancouver lawyer in private practice and the prosecution service says his mandate was to provide legal advice to RCMP investigators as necessary, and conduct any related charge assessment as well as the prosecution if charges were approved.The prosecution service says it postponed announcing his appointment pending completion of the investigation and approval of charges.last_img read more


Electoral bonds to stay, parties to submit funding details: SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday did not stop political funding through electoral bonds but brought in several checks to bring transparency to the scheme by directing all political parties to furnish receipts of the amount received and details of the identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission.In an interim order, the apex court also directed all political parties to provide details of the amount of the bond and bank account of donors by May 30 to the poll panel. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe apex court refused the Centre’s submission that it should not interfere with the scheme at this stage and examine whether it has worked or not only after the ongoing general elections. The top court said it would examine in detail the changes made in laws – Income Tax, electoral and banking – to bring them in consonance with the electoral bond scheme and ensure the balance does not tilt in favour of any political party. It also directed the Finance Ministry to reduce the window of purchasing electoral bonds from 10 days to five days in April-May and said it would fix a date later for final disposal of the petition filed by an NGO. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe order was pronounced by a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna. The government had notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 on January 2, 2018. As per provisions of the scheme, electoral bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or an entity incorporated or established in India. A person being an individual can buy electoral bonds, either singly or jointly with other individuals. Only political parties registered under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and which secured not less than 1 per cent of votes polled in the last general election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of the State, will be eligible to receive electoral bonds. As per the notification, electoral bonds will be encashed by an eligible political party only through a bank account with an authorised bank. State Bank of India (SBI) in the 6th phase of sale, had been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 29 Authorised Branches from November 1-10, 2018. The Electoral Bonds had a validity of 15 days from the date of issue. No payment was to be made to any payee political party if the bond was deposited after the expiry of the validity period. The bond deposited by an eligible political party in its account was to be credited the same day. The Centre and the EC had taken contrary stands in the Supreme Court on Wednesday over political funding with the government wanting to maintain the anonymity of donors of electoral bonds and the poll panel batting for revealing names of donors for transparency.last_img read more


Winners of UNbacked media prize personalize struggle to meet development goals

22 May 2007An indigenous group in Malaysia, nomadic children in China and an HIV-positive couple in India are the focus of stories that have won United Nations prizes for media that depicts the quest to meet UN-backed development goals in the Asia-Pacific region. The announcement of the first Asia-Pacific Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Media Awards – for stories on the individual dimension of the international goals to cut extreme deprivation and boost basic services by 2015 – was made today in Almaty, Kazakhstan, during the annual session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). At a ceremony attended by representatives of the 62 member governments of UNESCAP, three top winners received the awards, each with a cash prize of $7,000, from Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary of UNESCAP. “Through the powerful media of TV, radio, print and the internet, journalists can focus attention on the human face behind the MDGs,” said Mr. Kim. “They also have an important role in holding governments accountable to the pledges they made in the Millennium Declaration – the pledge to free the world from dehumanizing condition of poverty, hunger and illiteracy,” he added. Receiving the awards from Mr. Kim were top winners in the three media categories: Print: Chin Mui Yoon of Star Magazine of Malaysia, for an article examining the challenges in providing basic health services to an indigenous group in Malaysia. Radio: He Fei, Wu Jia, Guan Juanjuan and Jin Zhao of China Radio International, for a report on a girl who dropped out of school in rural China before finally managing to return to the classroom.Television: Li Jiejun of China Central TV (CCTV) International for a feature exploring innovative solutions for delivering education facilities to nomadic children in remote western China.Three runner-up awards were handed out to journalists based in Bangladesh, India and the Philippines. The awards are jointly sponsored by UNESCAP, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank, and the competition was organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD). More than 100 entries from 23 countries were judged by an international panel of media professionals. read more


Children in Gaza left without textbooks as paper restriction continues –UN

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) added that it has still not received permission to import the necessary paper to print the remainder of its textbooks, leaving 60 per cent of children without textbooks. John Ging, UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza, voiced exasperation last week at not being able to get paper into the area, some three weeks after Israel ended its devastating offensive against Hamas with the stated aim of stopping rocket attacks against it.“It’s really beyond comprehension,” he stated, adding that this “shameful” situation was the result of politics. Along with paper, UNRWA is also unable to import bulk plastic needed to package food aid, a dire situation for an agency responsible for feeding some 900,000 people.UNRWA has repeatedly warned that not nearly enough food and other vital supplies are getting through because of Israel’s closure of most crossing points into Gaza. All crossings are closed today due to the holding of Israel’s general elections.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in New York today that things have not improved since he visited Gaza in early January. “I saw, with my own eyes, how difficult life has become for ordinary people. These difficulties have not diminished since my visit,” he said.“Nearly 1 million refugees depend on daily UN aid. Yet we are getting in supplies for only 30,000,” he noted. Mr. Ban also announced that he had initiated steps to establish a UN Board of Inquiry into incidents involving death and damage at UN premises in Gaza during Israel’s offensive. Led by Ian Martin of the United Kingdom, the Board will include legal advisers and a military expert and report back to the Secretary-General within a month. UNRWA also reported that thousands of Gazans remain homeless following the Israeli offensive which, in addition to killing 1,300 Palestinians and injuring more than 5,300, destroyed or damaged 21,000 homes.As of yesterday, three non-school UNRWA shelters remain open in Jabalia, Beach Camp and Deir Al Balah, hosting 388 displaced people. Priority needs for the population include blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, kitchen kits, hygiene kits, water tanks and clothing.Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 25,000 to 50,000 new people are likely to be in need of psychological intervention for longer-term effects of the hostilities. 10 February 2009The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees has distributed notebooks to 11 schools in Gaza over the past week, but has halted further distribution since it has not been able to import any additional notebooks. read more


UN honours 25 groups for outstanding communitybased response to AIDS

12 July 2010Community-based groups working for prisoners’ rights in Burkina Faso and treatment services for drug users in Nepal are among the 25 winners announced by the United Nations today for the 2010 Red Ribbon Award for outstanding local leadership and action in responding to AIDS. “Grassroots and community-based organizations are at the heart of the global response to AIDS,” said Jan Beagle, who serves as Deputy Executive Director for Management and External Relations at the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).“UNAIDS is proud to celebrate and honour these groups who have mobilized themselves to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities with energy, passion, and compassion. The red ribbon award winners give a resounding voice to the voiceless.”There were 720 nominations from over 100 countries for the Red Ribbon Award, which is named after the global symbol in the movement to address AIDS and is given by the UNAIDS family every two years.The 25 winners, representing 17 countries, were selected by a group of civil society experts in the community response to HIV for having demonstrated the most remarkable efforts in terms of innovation, impact, sustainability, strategic partnerships, gender sensitivity and social inclusion.“Communities really hold the key to finding solutions to their own problems,” said Dr. Helene Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the non-governmental organization CARE, and a member of this year’s selection committee. “So while those of us with a lot of outside expertise may know the theories, community organizations are best suited to reach those most in need when it comes to applying them.”The winners, each of whom will receive a cash award and international recognition for their efforts, are invited to participate in the XVIII International AIDS Conference to be held in Vienna from 18 to 23 July.They will be guests of honour at a formal awards ceremony there and will host a forum for dialogue and exchange between policy makers and community representatives.Jeffrey O’Malley, Director of the HIV/AIDS Practice at the UN Development Programme (UNDP), noted that these organizations clearly demonstrate that effective responses to the epidemic require the full participation of front-line, community-based groups. “Community groups recognize that AIDS is one of many issues that are tied together,” he said. “They understand that AIDS requires an exceptional response but they also understand that you need to link AIDS to broader issues of health, development and justice to be effective.” read more


Sovereignty cannot stop intervention against rights abuses Belgium and Italy tell UN

“Belgium will not stand idly by when people claim a future free of coercion and terror,” Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Institutional Reforms, Steven Vanackere, told the annual general debate of the General Assembly on Saturday.“Instead of non-interference, Belgium believes in non-indifference. Sovereignty is no longer a wall leaders can use as an excuse to violate the rights of their citizens.”He noted that the uprising against authoritarian governments in North Africa and the Middle East had demonstrated that democracy and accountability are universal ideals valued by people across the world.Mr. Vanackere stressed the need for a multilateral approach to global challenges, saying that the UN should lead efforts to find solution for humanity’s common problems, a stand echoed by Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini in his address to the General Assembly, where he called for greater UN involvement in post-conflict assistance in Libya.Franco Frattini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy“We do not want less United Nations involvement; we want more,” said Mr. Frattini. “Libya can be the first test case for a more prominent UN role. The UN is called upon to coordinate and lead the international community’s assistance to the country.”Mr. Frattini also stated that the only way to prevent a massacre of the Libyan people was for the international community to invoke the principle of “responsibility to protect.”“By helping to implement this decision in military, diplomatic and, and humanitarian terms, we shifted from a culture of sovereign impunity to one of responsible sovereignty, rooted in national and international accountability for the most serious violations of human rights.”Separately, Mr. Frattini and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a meeting in which they discussed in detail a number of issues, including the Middle East and North Africa, Somalia, Lebanon, as well as Afghanistan. 26 September 2011Sovereignty can no longer be used as excuse by States to oppress their own people or prevent the international community to intervene to stop gross abuses of human rights, Belgium and Italy said at the United Nations. read more


FAE Australia showing mining reclamation prime mover range at AIMEX 2013

first_imgFAE Australia will be showing its range of mining and land reclamation prime movers at AIMEX 2013, held in Sydney from August 20-23. The company’s prime movers range from 134 kW up to 450 kW and are designed for land clearing operations around mines – including tree-falling and mulching, rock crushing and soil stabilisation using various attachments.FAE’s recently released PT600 will be on show, which is the largest in its range with a power output of 450 kW. FAE Australia’s company Managing Director Diego Facchinetti said that the range incorporates various attachments driven by a purpose-designed transmission system allowing the speed of the rotor to be easily adjusted during operations. The transmission incorporates automatic variable displacement piston motors to ensure a seamless transition between high and low speed.Facchinetti said “Each machine is equipped with separate hydraulic systems to power the various functions in order to maximise performance in every situation.”The 500U-275 crushing and mulching attachment will also be present at AIMEX 2013, which incorporates FAE’s A S/R hammer design for longer life containment areas.“Each machine is equipped with separate hydraulic systems to power the various functions in order to maximise performance in every situation,” said Facchinetti.Also on show will be its new 500U-275 crushing and mulching attachment, which incorporates FAE’s A S/R hammer design for longer life in contaminated areas. Features of the crushing and mulching attachment also include a 2.75 m wide mulching head, an 830 l fuel tank, joystick controls and large ergonomic cab, giving the highest levels of visibility and comfort and an 800 mm wide track shoes giving just 39 kPa ground pressure.Safety features include Lexan Margard cabin windows, a FOPS/ROPS cabin structure, a roll bar on the engine cab and three emergency exits, including a manhole in the cabin roof with an external handle.last_img read more


FLSmidth launches reengineered trommel chassis associated screen media package

first_imgFLSmidth has launched a completely re-engineered trommel chassis and associated screen media package. The new trommel designs have been engineered using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design calculations to ensure they are structurally sound and will offer excellent service life. The screening media has been custom designed to be less than 25 kg per piece which provides safe handling and fast implementation.“FLSmidth trommel frames and screen media boost milling productivity through increased durability, modular screen media and digital optimisation. The new trommel frames and lightweight screen media are now available to the mining industry globally and several pre-launch enquiries have already been received and quotes issued.”The re-engineered trommel frames utilise modular design and standardised construction principles that produces a frame with less mass while maintaining maximum structural integrity. The new design employs screen media that is custom designed to be easy and safe to install and service. The new trommel frames have been engineered and checked from top to bottom using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design calculations throughout the design process. This insures the trommels are structurally sound and will offer excellent service life.The screening media weigh less than 25 kg each and are fitted to the trommel using friction grip rails that use no extra parts such as bolts or pins. This means panel fitting and maintenance activities can be carried out quickly and safely using simple tools, reducing the time it takes to perform routine maintenance activities. Discrete Element Analysis (DEM) software is available to customers through FLSmidth. This simulates the operation of the trommel and allows an analysis of pulp flow through the trommel.“Our engineers can advise on how to optimise pulp flow through the trommel to improve both throughput and wear life of the screens. The trommel chassis are largely pre-engineered but still can be custom made to suit specific requirements. Global sourcing plans are already in place and, in combination with the modular features incorporated in the new designs, means trommel chassis can be fabricated closer to our customers’ sites, providing faster delivery.”“We are excited to deliver this innovative solution to the market because we believe it will be a key component for increase capacity for our customers. We recognised the customer’s need for a simple to use and dependable trommel solution and we responded. These are suitable to any mining operation across the globe and will deliver on our promise of sustainable productivity enhancement,” comments Brent Stokes, Head of Wear Parts & Consumables at FLSmidth.last_img read more


Un voyage en lama pour sauver les poissons

first_imgUn voyage en lama pour sauver les poissonsEn Angleterre, l’Agence pour l’environnement a décidé de déplacer dans un autre lac des corégones, espèce de poissons d’eau douce menacée par une élévation de la température des eaux. Un voyage périlleux à travers des routes rocheuses que les poissons ont effectué à dos de lama.C’est une idée surprenante qu’a eu l’Agence pour l’environnement anglaise. Dans le lac de Derwentwater dans le nord-ouest du pays, celle-ci s’est inquiétée du sort d’une espèce de poissons bien particulière et présente depuis l’Âge de glace. Aujourd’hui, il semblerait en effet que les corégones, poissons d’eau douce, soient de plus en plus menacés par une élévation des températures dans le lac. Pour protéger l’espèce assez rare, les scientifiques ont donc décidé de les changer de demeure. À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Réchauffement, inondation, sécheresse, vague de chaleur : “tout ceci a un impact sur une grande partie de la faune et la flore sauvage native d’Angleterre et particulièrement sur les espèces aquatiques telles que le corégone rare et spécialisé. Donc nous sommes maintenant en train d’agir pour conserver les populations existantes” a expliqué Chris Smith de l’Agence pour l’environnement. Si le “plan de sauvetage” apparait donc important, celui-ci présente néanmoins un aspect tout à fait surprenant. En effet, transporter les poissons à travers les routes rocheuses et irrégulières des montagnes apparait compliqué lorsque celles-ci sont impraticables pour des transports conventionnels. C’est donc à dos de lama dans des glacières et des bouteilles que les corégones ont effectué leur périple avant d’être relâchés dans leur nouveau milieu.Selon les spécialistes, la liste des animaux menacés par ces changements climatiques inclut également d’autres espèces telles que le chat sauvage écossais, le hibou moyen-duc ou encore le rat d’eau. Le 17 avril 2011 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Bowser

first_imgStay on target Who Are They?The Satan of video games, Bowser is the monster dragon/turtle ultimate enemy that makes the Super Mario universe even more bizarre unless you’re up to date on Japanese “kappa” mythology. As with most long-running villains, Bowser has become weirdly softened over the years, having a kid and forming more of a friendly rivalry with Mario that outright vendetta. But never forget that time he tried to blow up the galaxy.Smash HistoryAlong with Peach, Bowser’s addition in Super Smash Bros. Melee brought the Mario franchise more of the representation it deserved. He has also been a mainstay for villainous heavy characters. And his Smash-exclusive Giga Bowser boss form is up their with Master Hand as a breakout character for the franchise of franchises.What Looks New in Ultimate?Someone on Sakurai’s team must really love Bowser because all throughout Smash they just keep making him faster and faster, all while retaining his immense power and ability to shrug off lesser attacks with super armor. In Ultimate, Bowser in general has more range, more speed, more power, less lag, less weakness to worry about.Our Hopes?Smash gameplay’s general bias against slower heavy characters, at least in competitive one-on-one fights, is always going to be an issue. Forgive the pun but it doesn’t pay to turtle up in your spiky shell. But with Ultimate we’re hoping Bowser’s accumulated buffs will finally allow him to burst through that barrier and be a great character without qualification. Or just put Dennis Hopper in the game.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide Bowser Gets Bossy!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Bowser.center_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… last_img read more


BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons MKS Instruments Mark Michalski Installed As President Of SME

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, MI — SME, a manufacturing association promoting the interests of manufacturing industries, advanced manufacturing technologies and the development of the manufacturing workforce, has recognized several professionals assuming new leadership roles in the organization for 2019. These manufacturing professionals were recognized at the annual SME Installation and Awards Gala on Dec. 2Officers of SME are chosen by a nominating committee and selected by the SME Board of Directors. These directors are elected annually by the entire voting membership of the organization.2019 officers installed are:President: Mark L. Michalski, MKS Instruments (retired), Wilmington, MassachusettsPresident-Elect: Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME, General Motors (retired), Warren, MichiganVice President: Michael D. Packer, FSME, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, TexasTreasurer: Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, The Boeing Co. (retired), SeattleSecretary: James W. Schlusemann, Prosperia International, Batavia, IllinoisAbout SMESME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With more than 85 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through an education foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.(NOTE: The above press release is from SME via PRNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Honors Top Suppliers At Inaugural Supplier Day 2019In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of April 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more


We are touched by Salman Khans gesture witness of 1947 partition says

first_imgSalman Khan with elderly viewers of BharatPR HandoutBharat has already set a record of being the highest opener ever for Salman Khan. Also, the film became the second highest opening of all times and still continues to fly higher than ever. To make the journey even more special, the superstar hosted a special screening with the families who saw the journey through the era of partition in 1947.The evening was held in special association with an organisation, ‘1947 Partition archives’. Ecstatic about the massive success of Bharat, Salman arranged a special screening for many real families who have experienced the events of 1947 partition. There were seven families, just like the storyline of the film who had come back to India, separately and reunited over a period of time. The real heroes enjoyed the special screening along with superstar Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, where a barter of emotional journeys was exchanged.Salman also shared a few moments on his official social media handle, Salman wrote, “Special screening of #Bharat for the real families who experienced the events of 1947 and the partition. Honoured to meet all of them! Salute to the real #Bharatfamilies”. At the meet, Salman made sure that he personally heard each of the tales while sharing the emotions that the exchange entailed.Overwhelmed after the screening, Atu Relwani, a witness to the historic partition shares, “We are touched by this gesture from Salman. I had tears in my eyes while watching Bharat, especially when the train scene happened. I was nine years of age when we travelled from Hyderabad in a train just like that. The story of Bharat is touching and real and Salman made it more special”.Another family member present at the event, Tarachandani HM expresses, “Salman in Bharat reminded us of the vision, commitment and struggles we carried along from one land to the other. To me, the train scene when I had looked for my family back in 1947 brought back all the memories. The movie is par excellence with its storytelling”.The 1947 Partition Archive is a nonprofit oral history organization in Delhi, that collects, preserves and shares firsthand accounts of the Partition of India in 1947. They collate and document histories of the people who have seen the times of partition and emphasise on the need to document. The archives also recently launched a campaign called #ChasingMemories to immortalize the dying oral histories of Partition.After receiving appreciations and setting the record straight with the release on Bharat, Salman Khan is beaming with pride and expressed gratitude to all the real families who have experienced 1947 partition where the storyline and the real experiences found common ground.Touted to be the ‘biggest film of all times’, Salman Khan starrer is charting new records already. The nation saw a fan frenzy and the numbers are proof.Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar under the banner of Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd. and Salman Khan Films, presented by T-Series. The film is an Indian Hindi-language historical period drama film written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.last_img read more


Verdict of 6 Gaibandha Razakars any day

first_imgThe International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday concluded the hearing of arguments from both sides on the trial of six alleged war criminals for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 in Gaibandha and kept the verdict pending for any day, reports news agency UNB.After hearing the law-point arguments from both the prosecution and the defence lawyers, the three-member ICT, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, passed the order in presence of the only one accused Abdul Latif.Meanwhile, five other accused including former Jamaat lawmaker Md Abdul Aziz alias Ghoramara Aziz from Gaibandha, remained absconding.Prosecution lawyers Syed Saidul Haque presented arguments during the hearing while Gazi MH Tamim argued for five fugitive accused and Khandaker Rezaul Karim stood for lone detained defendant.The six accused are Jamaat leader and former lawmaker Abdul Aziz, Md Ruhul Amin alias Monju, Md Abdul Latif, Abu Muslim Mohammad Ali, Md Nazmul Huda, and Md Abdur Rahim Miah.Earlier on 9 May the ICT was kept the verdict pending for any day after hearing arguments from both sides.Later on 12 Oct the reconstructed ICT set 22 October for placing further arguments in crimes against humanity case against the six alleged Razkars.The ICT-1 on 28 June 2016, started trial of the case after indicted the accused, framing three charges of crimes against humanity against them.The accused six are facing three charges, including those for mass killing, abduction, looting and arson attack, during the 1971 Liberation War.last_img read more


CIT Tours launches Europe and Best of Italy 2017 brochure

first_img Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group CIT Tours launches Europe and Best of Italy 2017 brochure Posted by TORONTO — CIT Tours’ new 2017 Europe brochure offers customizable tours and features everything from extended independent rail tours to new FIT packages, City Breaks and Wine & Gourmet itineraries.New rail tours include a seven-day Rome and Puglia tour including accommodation in a traditional trullo, a five-day Tale of Loreley Tour along Germany’s Rhine River and an exclusive seven-day Magical Ireland rail tour.With the new Wine & Gourmet trips comes the Splendorous Florence & Tuscany, a seven-day tour of Tuscany’s old cities with a focus on art and gourmet experiences, as well as an eight-day Flavours of Greece Tour. A five-day Malta Experience and a seven-day Athens & Islands Adventure to Mykonos and Santorini have also been added.To help navigate the brochure, a new ‘Make It Your Own’ logo has been created and placed next to available tour names to showcase all of CIT Tours’ flexible vacations.“Then it is up to us to fine-tune the selected tour,” said CIT’s Diane Pothan. “And when we say ‘Make It Your Own’ we really mean it. Our flexible vacation programs can be customized to include anything passengers wish to do and see, or even be redesigned to create that one-of-a-kind experience. Each passenger is unique and knows what he or she wants – and we can make it happen!”More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoThe brochure also includes a variety of CIT’s well-known escorted coach and small-group coach tours, including the Jolly Sicily Tour, Rome Tuscany & the Cinque Terre Tour and Devon & Cornwall.See cittours.ca.last_img read more


Film sparks scandal for look at family of Israeli assassin

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 0 Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The late filmmaker Herz Frank, who died two years ago, spent about 10 years following Amir’s wife, Larisa Trembovler, receiving unprecedented access to her and their son, Yinon. The film paints a non-judgmental portrait of the family, never directly confronting Trembovler over what her husband did, even as she talks of him as a hero. It documents mesmerizing tape recordings of the bedtime stories Amir tells his young son in telephone conversations from his maximum security cell, stories that, critics say, seem to serve as a lesson that his actions were noble.Israeli filmmakers tend not to shy away from picking at their society’s most festering wounds, but painting an open-minded portrait of Amir’s family has long been a no-go zone.“I do think it really is one of the last remaining taboos,” said Shmulik Duvdevani, a scholar of Israeli documentary film at Tel Aviv University.Amir, an ultranationalist law student who objected to Rabin’s peace moves with the Palestinians, shot Rabin following a rally in Tel Aviv on Nov. 4, 1995. Now 45 years old, Amir is serving a life sentence in prison.The firestorm over the film’s compassionate look at his family broke out in the lead-up to its Israeli premiere at the prestigious Jerusalem Film Festival. The film’s title references the fears of Amir’s family as well as the fears of the filmmakers in telling their story, Kravchenko said.Amir’s bedtime stories to his young son over the telephone, heard in the film, are biblical tales of heroes who persevered with God’s help despite the odds. The toddler tells his father that he prayed at the Western Wall, a key Jewish holy site, for the Messiah to come and free Amir from prison. In the film’s final scene, the boy covers his eyes and walks backward from the Western Wall, a Jewish tradition.Meir Schnitzer, an Israeli film critic, called the portrayal of the son irresponsible. “The film follows him as if he is … a kind of future Messiah who soaks evil into his bloodstream from the day he was born, until the moment he must supposedly complete his father’s heinous mission,” Schnitzer wrote in the Maariv newspaper.The opening screening went smoothly, with one lone man holding a small sign in protest. Many in the audience were immigrants from the former Soviet Union. One, Nehama Peretz, said she has befriended Amir’s wife and now hosts her and her son at home from time to time.Sitting in the second to last row, Peretz sighed throughout the film. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like “It bothers me that there is silence on this subject. We can’t touch the topic,” Peretz said. “This film maybe takes us out of our comfortable area … to see Yigal Amir’s family, and to think.”___Follow Daniel Estrin at www.twitter.com/danielestrinCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Even before the documentary was complete, the filmmakers knew their footage was explosive. The producers kept the project a secret to protect Amir’s wife and make sure they would be able to finish. They did not apply to any of the Israeli film funds that finance documentaries, said producer Sergey Tsirkin. In one scene, filmmaker Frank struggles with the question of whether to complete the film at all.“The story attracted and frightened at the same time,” says co-director Maria Kravchenko at the start of the film. She completed the film after Frank’s death.In an interview with The Associated Press, Kravchenko said she did not expect the film to change viewers’ minds about Amir and his family. “I just want (viewers) to stop for a moment and think,” she said.The film shies away from interrogative questions for Amir’s wife’s — Kravchenko said she never discussed Amir’s actions with her. Instead, the camera follows Trembovler as she lugs groceries up a staircase alone, sends her son off to school, and drives to the desert prison where her husband is kept in a one-man cell.She talks about falling in love with Amir, calling him an “idealist” who “sacrificed himself” for the sake of others. She speaks of her concerns about the impact of her marriage on her children from her first husband and whether it was wise to bring into the world a son who must carry the burden of his imprisoned father. The son’s circumcision was held on the anniversary of Rabin’s assassination. Rabin’s granddaughter called the film a “cynical use of the freedom of expression.” Culture Minister Miri Regev threatened to pull funding from the film festival for screening it.“Can the state stay indifferent to the fact that its budget is funding the Jerusalem festival that will screen a film about the murderer of a prime minister?” Regev said in parliament. “The state does not need to fund a film or a festival that gives it a nice, comfortable platform and perhaps even gives it legitimacy.”The festival selection committee said the film “is not free of problematic moral choices” but that was important to screen since it “stirs sharp debate over the borders of representation in documentary cinema as it touches on one of Israeli society’s most painful taboos.”Festival directors refused to remove “Beyond the Fear” from the competition lineup for best documentary, but in a compromise, agreed to screen it at a private venue on the sidelines of the festival at a nearby conference center.That sparked accusations from Israel’s cinema community that the festival had succumbed to government censorship, and there were calls for directors to withdraw their films from the festival. Pressure from an Israeli organization for children’s welfare forced the filmmakers to blur Amir’s son’s face for the film’s Israeli screenings to protect him. In this photo taken, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is seen during a screening of “Beyond the Fear” movie in Jerusalem. A new documentary has set off an uproar in Israel for its peek into the family life of the country’s most reviled prisoner, the man who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin nearly 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) Men’s health affects baby’s health too Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home JERUSALEM (AP) — A new documentary has set off an uproar in Israel for its peek into the family life of the country’s most reviled prisoner — the man who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin nearly 20 years ago.Despite an effort by Israel’s culture minister to sideline the film, audiences packed a hall this week for back-to-back screenings of “Beyond the Fear.” The film explores the thorny drama of a Moscow-born intellectual who married assassin Yigal Amir after he was sentenced to life in prison and, following a court battle for a conjugal visit, gave birth to their son in 2007. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more


Airlines expand codeshare cooperation on Brazil Routes

first_imgJAL and AA will expand their codeshare agreement by serving Brazilian routes from 26 October.This leads to additional JAL codeshare flights available on the US to Brazil routes operated by AA.Furthermore to JAL’s code share flights (operated by AA) to Brazil via New York and Dallas Fort Worth, the airline has added new codeshare flights on Los Angeles to San Paulo route into its network between Japan and Brazil, to provide customers with improved convenience and benefits.last_img


The next day began with a Thought Leader Breakfast

first_imgThe next day began with a Thought Leader Breakfast Panel hosted by Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor, after which attendees headed to the trade exhibition. Thursday also featured a series of chef demonstrations, a student program, a media program, and even a visit by the U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., Woody Johnson.Concluding the event on Friday were four industry tours, including a visit to a wholesale market, a fruit farm, some of London’s most innovate foodservice outlets, and leading retailers.Please find below a selection of photos from the first two days of the event.[Not a valid template] The fifth annual London Produce Show and Conference took place last week at Grosvenor House in the heart of the U.K. capital.Hosted by the Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business magazine, the three-day event included educational panel discussions, a trade fair and industry tours, bringing together a range of people from across the entire fruit and vegetable sector in an intimate environment.The sister event of the Amsterdam Produce Show and New York Produce Show kicked off on June 6 with a Food Service Forum and seminar on accessing the U.K. market, followed by an opening cocktail reception. Colombia’s blueberry industry “developing quite we … You might also be interested in U.S.: Autumn Glory apples gain ground in February … center_img Bayer faces second U.S. trial over alleged Roundup … Spain’s largest avocado cooperative expands into P … June 13 , 2018 last_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Sheraton Bali Kuta R

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has introduced parent/child treatments at Shine Spa so family members may bond with each other as they recharge and relax. Shine Spa’s ‘Better Together’ mother/daughter and father/son offerings are available now.“Mum and Little Princess” is a ‘Better Together’ treatment designed especially for mums to be pampered alongside their little girls. The mother-daughter journey begins with a side-by-side rose petal body scrub for each.  Mothers will then enjoy a traditional Balinese massage while her daughter enjoys a kiddie massage. Following the body treatments, the two will receive express manicures or pedicures. The 120-minute full-body experience is available for IDR 1,008,000 for both mother and daughter.“Dad and Little Prince” gives the boys a chance to enjoy down time together starting with a side-by-side coconut vanilla scrub for father and son. The pampering continues for dad with an Oriental massage while his son receives a kiddie massage. In addition to the body treatments, both will enjoy invigorating foot massages tailored especially for each. The 120-minute spa journey is available for IDR 945,000 for father and son.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more