Govt shouldnt wait for an apple to fall on its head CPIM

first_imgNew Delhi: Taking a dig at Union minister Piyush Goyal’s comment that maths did not help Albert Einstein discover gravity while speaking on the government’s target of USD 5 trillion economy, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said instead of focusing on distant dreams, the minister should focus on reality.The Commerce and Industry was trolled over the gaffe in explaining that achieving the target of nearly doubling the size of the economy to USD 5 trillion should not be looked through the prism of maths. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In a tweet, Yechury said, “The govt shouldn’t wait for an apple to fall on its head before it realises that the Math about the economy is all bad. It doesn’t even need an Einstein (due apologies to Newton) to tell us that. Instead of focusing on distant dreams, minister would do well to focus on reality.” At a meeting of the Board of Trade, Goyal said, “Do not get into the calculations that you see on television…Oh if you are looking at USD 5 trillion economy, the country will have to grow at 12 per cent, today it is growing at 6-7 per cent.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Do not get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity. If he had only gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I do not think there would have been any innovation in this world,” he said while wrongly attributing the discover of gravity to renowned scientist Einstein. The slip up was not lost on the netizens who quickly took to Twitter to point out that gravity was discovered by Isaac Newton and Einstein is credited for his theory of relativity. Some even made fun of the minister’s statement.last_img read more

Pacific nations spotlight impact of climate change during UN Assembly debate

27 September 2007The representatives of four Pacific Ocean nations today used their addresses to the General Assembly to warn the world’s affluent countries to make sure they do not shirk their responsibilities in the global fight against climate change. Speakers from Papua New Guinea, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru and Palau told the Assembly’s annual high-level debate that their landscapes – with long coastlines exposed to rising sea levels – leave them in the front line of the global warming battle.Sir Michael Somare, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, said “we are very concerned to see certain industrialized nations attempting to avoid responsibility for their own carbon emissions and shifting the focus to developing nations.“Only after industrialized nations take responsibility for the consequences of their own actions will the pathway become clear for lasting solutions. However, as developing countries we are willing to contribute equitably towards a sustainable future.”The Prime Minister outlined a series of measures he said must be in place in the successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions, which is due to expire in 2012.Those measures include a new global framework dedicated to reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation, the scaling up of funding for developing countries as they adapt their industries to the impact of climate change, and commitments by wealthy nations to more aggressively cut their emissions.Micronesia’s President Emanuel Mori said any global response to the various threats posed by climate change should feature the “provision of adequate and additional financing by the developed countries to the most vulnerable to assist us in coping with our adaptation and mitigation requirements.”Small island developing States such as Micronesia have a pressing need for greater access to renewable sources of energy so they can move away from a dependence on fossil fuels, Mr. Mori said.He stressed that a response to climate change will not be effective unless it is pursued “within the frameworks of the United Nations.”Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru, said it was unfair that small island developing States were among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change when they collectively contributed so little to the emission of greenhouse gases.Although he joined the call for developed nations to do more to help poor nations to adapt, Mr. Scotty also said non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the rest of civil society in poor countries can cooperate more to build up capacity in the fight against climate change.“Capital investments alone are not sufficient,” he said. “The need is to respond to the climate challenge with technology, skills and knowledge which are required to guide us.”Palau’s Vice-President Elias Camsek Chin said the proposed reductions under a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol must be ambitious and quantifiable, rather than a set of general intentions.Mr. Chin warned of the dire consequences if the world’s countries do not agree soon on an urgent programme of emission reduction.“We are no longer in total control of our own destinies. When temperatures increase, our corals bleach, the seas rise, and the oceans acidify, threatening to demolish our marine biodiversity, jeopardizing our livelihood, and eventually destroying our identity,” he said. read more

UN envoy proposes setting benchmarks to move Somalia to next political phase

“I have flagged to the Security Council and I also wish to propose to this meeting that in order to secure compliance from the future TFIs on implementing transitional tasks we, together with the TFIs should agree on a set of implementable benchmarks, timelines, a monitoring mechanism and mutual obligations in achieving the transitional tasks,” said Augustine Mahiga, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia.“I agree with the proposal that in addition to a coordination and monitoring mechanism, we need a collective political undertaking in the region to ensure accountability of the TFIs to a regional political body,” said Mr. Mahiga in his opening remarks at the two-day 19th meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Somali in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, yesterday.Political divisions between Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and interim Parliament have undermined the momentum of the country’s peace process.The Parliament voted in February to extend its term for three years after the end of the transitional period, a move rejected by the TFG, which has instead proposed extending the interim period for one year, saying it wanted to try to enhance political stability and security.A planned consultative meeting of Somalia’s leadership in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, later this month is expected to result in an agreement on a schedule for elections in the Horn of Africa country.“I am requesting this ICG meeting to lend its full support to the position of the Security Council and to use the rare joint presence of the President and the Speaker [of parliament] at this meeting to muster their political will to arrive at an understanding to make the Mogadishu meeting a landmark success in the Somali peace process.“It can be an opportunity to strike a win-win compromise between the executive, Parliament and above all, the Somali people,” said Mr. Mahiga. 3 June 2011The United Nations envoy for Somalia has proposed the setting up of benchmarks and a monitoring mechanism to encourage the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFI) to abide by obligations requiring them to prepare the country for a new political phase beyond August, when the current interim arrangement expires. read more

Major corporations establish North American learning forum for UN Global Compact

Hewlett-Packard hosted some 50 representatives of leading North American companies, as well as of academia, in a meeting held yesterday at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, to establish a North America Global Compact Learning Forum. The meeting, co-hosted by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, provided an opportunity for Global Compact participants to inform other interested companies about the opportunities and challenges of engagement in the initiative, under which businesses affirm support for nine key human rights, labour rights and environmental standards. Participants recognized that more active participation from North American companies was essential to the success of the initiative, and also acknowledged that the Global Compact offers opportunities to address priority issues, including building trust between business and society. The Secretary-General first raised the notion of developing a “global compact of shared values and principles” in business at the World Economic Forum in January 1999. He challenged world business leaders to “embrace and enact” the benefits of global economic development through voluntary corporate policies and actions. Mr. Annan’s vision was realized 18 months later with the creation of the UN Global Compact. The initiative sets forth nine guiding principles that focus on human rights, labour standards and concern for the environment. Companies subscribing to the principles are encouraged to make clear statements of support and to submit an annual report that includes concrete examples of “good practices” for other firms to emulate. read more

Whos that Irish person in todays Google Doodle

first_imgIT WOULD HAVE been Irish writer Flann O’Brien’s (aka Brian O’Nolan, ) 101st birthday today.Sound of Google to give him his own doodle for his birthday: O Brien/O’Nolan, who was born in Strabane in Co. Tyrone is best known for his works At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman. He also wrote a satirical column for The Irish Times called Cruiskeen Lawn.Uploaded by AllTheatreStrabaneWATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle> Who is Robert Moog, and what’s this Google Doodle all about?last_img

Google Earth puts Paris on interactive 48 screen display

first_imgIn the movies, governments and secret agencies have spent years viewing far corners of the Earth on giant interactive displays. Truth is about to emulate fiction, as a collaboration between Google and a French government bureau is bringing Google Earth to a giant 48 screen display. The aim of the project is to give you a projected view of what Paris — 3D buildings and all — will look like in 2020.The project, housed in the Google Research Institute in Paris, is a joint venture between Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal (Paris Center for Architecture and Urbanism) and Google. While the Liquid Galaxy project has seen Google Earth ported to public computers with eight displays (like in Androidland), Le Pavillon’s proposal was to spread the satellite images over more than 130 square feet; Google jumped at the chance.Each of the 48 displays is running a separate instance of Google Earth, all of which are synchronized. The singular view is then controlled at any of the four surrounding multitouch terminals. Guests can pan, pinch-to-zoom, and use the gigantic Google Earth much as they would on an iPad or Galaxy Tab. The result is a tremendous birds-eye view of the planet that would make a James Bond villain drool.To avoid making the 40 square meter display look like an Atari game, Google shot higher-resolution satellite images of Paris. If you can’t make it to Paris, you can view the combination of real and sci-fi images by downloading this file and opening it with the Google Earth desktop app.Google says it’s going to open source the project’s results on Liquid Galaxy over the next few months. You can see Google’s video of the display below:via Google LatLong Bloglast_img read more

Appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in assault outside Cork pub

first_img Mar 13th 2017, 3:19 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 13 Mar 2017, 3:19 PM Short URL 18,021 Views 11 Comments Pearse Street, Clonakilty Source: Google MapsGARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses to an assault outside a pub in Co Cork to come forward.The assault happened outside the pub on Pearse Street, in Clonakilty, a half hour after midnight on Sunday morning.A man in his 30s suffered serious injuries in the assault.He was subsequently taken to Cork University Hospital where his condition is described as critical.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact gardaí at Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 8821570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111, or any Garda station.Read: Man found guilty on 92 counts of sexually assaulting and raping his stepdaughterRead: ‘There is a place within us that is yours and yours always’ – Clondalkin victims laid to rest Appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in assault outside Cork pub The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday morning in Clonakilty. Share Tweet Email By Cianan Brennanlast_img read more

Delphi Bank major sponsor of Greek festivals

first_imgMelbourne’s historic Greek precinct will once again be home to the thousands of eventgoers set to attend the 2016 Lonsdale Street Festival; the largest Greek street party in Australia, which is scheduled to fall on the weekend of 27-28 February.Delphi Bank has long supported a range of community initiatives and constantly aims to give back to the Hellenic Australian community that has supported the bank. The Lonsdale Street Festival is just one of the many community festivals around the nation that the bank supports, bringing together both community and family spirit for future generations to enjoy.Delphi Bank is also the major sponsor of Sydney’s Greek Festival, also to fall on the weekend of 27-28 February.“Good corporate citizenship is an integral part of our business and we constantly think about what we can do beyond banking to help our customers and strengthen the communities they live in,” says the bank’s chief executive officer George Tacticos.A great attraction for thousands of Melbourne locals, the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival provides an assortment of traditional Greek food spread across 60 stalls, cooking demonstrations, traditional dancing and live entertainment across three stages. There are also plenty of children’s activities as well as vendor displays and craft stalls.Festival organisers never cease to hold back on providing a stellar line up of international acts, with this year’s entertainment no different , with the festival having secured headline act Alkinoos Ioannidis. The Cypriot-born musician infuses a unique blend of electric and orchestral sounds and will be sure to entertain the crowds as he performs on the Delphi Bank stage on Saturday 27 February.Founded by the cultural arm of the Greek Community of Melbourne, the Greek Centre continues to provide the Greek community with a calendar of vibrant events and celebrations that promotes the Hellenic culture for all to enjoy. Also included in the festival program is the Writers Festival, Flavours of Greece and the Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Geek Deals Get a School of Game Design Lifetime Membership for 69

first_imgIf you’ve ever felt the urge to make a video game of your very own, this StackSocial deal is too good to pass up. Right now, you can get a lifetime subscription to the School of Game Design at a 98% discount. Whether you want to make small-scale indie games for fun, or start down the path of a full-fledged career, taking this first step won’t cost you much. • Lifetime Membership to School of Game Design for $69 (List price: $5990)With over 120 hours of training videos, there’s a lot of content to work through right out of the gate. But on top of that, you’ll also gain access to new material whenever it’s added to the course. You’ll learn to program and create in-game assets, so you’ll be well-rounded when it comes time to make something you’re extremely passionate about. Besides the training itself, plenty of art and assets are included royalty-free. So even if you end up using any of the assets in a finished game, you’ll still be able to sell it without having to pay an additional licensing fee. And if you hit any road bumps, there are instructors available to help you along. While a single year of unlimited access would typically cost nearly 600 bucks, a lifetime subscription is valued at $5990. Thankfully, you won’t need to drop that kind of money. Make your purchase from StackSocial now, and you can save thousands.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at more great deals, head over to read more

Matteo Politano cant wait for his first Derby

first_imgInter winger Matteo Politano “can’t wait” for his first Derby della Madonnina in an Inter jersey.He states that one can breathe the derby in the air.” The match will kick off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time and Politano has this following to say:“I am really excited and can’t wait for Sunday to come,” the former Sassuolo winger told Inter TV via Football Italia.Prade revealed Fiorentina wanted to sign Suso and Politano Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 The Fiorentina sporting director explained what players his team wanted to acquire but couldn’t, including Suso from AC Milan and Matteo Politano.“You can breathe the derby in the air. I’m so proud and am so fired up to get on that pitch. We’re coming off a good period of form and so are Milan. I expect a balanced game, but as with all derbies, there’s never a favourite.“Our fans are exceptional, they always pack the stadium and we are proud to represent all those people. We hope to make them proud of us in return on Sunday.”It could be tough set of games coming up for Inter, as they will face Barcelona in the Champions League and Lazio in Serie A.last_img read more

Police questioning two for securing officer shooting

first_img Police involved shooting in Lewis Yard, details scant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 May 2015 – According to strong sources police have two people in custody, questioning them about the armed robbery and shooting at the ScotiaBank on Leeward Highway last week which left a Security Guard wounded. Police are tight lipped about the individuals being questioned but last week, one day after the shooting which turned into an exchange of gunfire between the assailants and the security officer, it was said that one person was already eyed as a person of interest in the crime. That Caribbean Security Services security guard had to drive himself to hospital, where he was treated for three gun shots. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Manhunt on for Kim’s Crescent killer, Bahamas police report two other shootings Related Items:caribbean security services, police, questioning, Scotia bank, shooting TCI Police Investigate shooting in Providenciales; two escape injurylast_img read more

TGI Fridays employees commence fifth strike over tip and pay policies

first_imgWorkers at American restaurant chain TGI Friday’s who are members of the union Unite have begun strike action today (24 August 2018), in continuation of a dispute regarding tips and minimum wage.The strike is being undertaken by employees at restaurants in Milton Keynes, Covent Garden and Stratford City. Protests will be taking place today and tomorrow (25 August 2018), and the walkout will end at midnight on Sunday 26 August.This is the latest in a series of industrial actions organised by Unite in protest of a new policy introduced in January. The union states that employees were given two days’ notice regarding a change that sees a percentage of tips from card payments earned by wait staff redirected to bolster kitchen wages. Unite alleges that this is to avoid paying kitchen staff a higher wage, and costs minimum wage employees £250 a month.Dave Turnbull, Unite regional officer, said: “Our members are striking for a historical fifth time, not because they wanted to but because they’re not being listened to. It is [organisations] like TGI Friday’s that give the hospitality industry a bad reputation. The sooner it realises that the workers will no longer stand idly by and be exploited, the better it will be.”The series of protests, the most recent of which took place on 4 July 2018 across three London restaurants, as well as sites in the north-west, Wales and Glasgow, aim to commence discussion with the organisation to put an end to the policy across the chain’s 81 UK sites.“It is inexcusable that a company, which claims to have the best interests of its workers at heart, can continue to refuse to sit down with our members and their union to settle this dispute,” Turnbull continued. “Unite will continue to maker the case for action in these branches to expose bad practice across the entire business. Our message to the [organisation] is ‘pay your staff fairly and talk to the union’. Together we can find a sensible solution to this dispute.”A TGI Friday’s spokesperson said: “Our team members are a part of our Fridays family, and we care about them. We believe all our team members should be, and are, treated and paid fairly. [100%] of tips go, as they have always done, to our team members, and our tipping and pay policies are separate. Overall, the change to our tipping policy has had positive feedback from our Fridays Family. However, we are listening to the small minority of our team members who are unhappy with the changes and are collectively working to find a resolution.”last_img read more

BMW M850i First Edition brings limitededition looks to 400 cars

first_img 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 71 Photos Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. BMW,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 68 Photos 0 69 Photos 10 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Coupes Luxury cars Sports Cars 18 Photos Share your voice Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Comments 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness BMW Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 52 Photoscenter_img GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow Share your voice 12 Photos 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Enlarge ImageBMW’s “frozen” paints have a matte finish, but they aren’t as finicky about maintenance as they used to be. BMW These days, it feels like nearly every new car has some kind of “first edition” or “launch edition” with extra trimmings and a higher price tag. Ahead of the BMW 8 Series’ release, BMW hopped back on that bandwagon with the M850i First Edition.BMW unveiled the M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition on Monday. Offered on just 400 cars, this comprehensive upgrade covers interior and exterior aesthetics, with some additional flourishes by way of a couple optional packages available on other M850i models. That quantity is the worldwide limit, so each market will receive far fewer — the UK, for example, only gets 10 of these cars.On the outside, BMW’s in-house Individual program applied its Frozen Barcelona Blue paint to the body, a color developed just for this car. There’s also a set of 20-inch alloy wheels finished in black. From the options menu, the car ditches its chrome trim in favor of gloss-black bits, and carbon fiber adorns the roof and other various trim pieces.Inside, BMW Individual shows up once again, this time adding a two-tone interior made from blue and white Merino leather. That color combination extends to the steering wheel and the Alcantara suede headliner, both of which are finished in blue. The interior is finished off with piano black trim, unique badges, cut glass knobs and buttons, as well as a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system. The car also sports several optional packages to boost its complement of tech.Otherwise, it’s the same ol’ M850i as usual. Under the hood is a 523-horsepower, 553-pound-foot 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends its power to all four wheels. While pricing has not yet been announced for the US, the M850i First Edition goes on sale in June. The regular M850i is already a pricey proposition, commandng a $111,900 window sticker. 4 49 Photos Car Industry Get exclusively fancy with the BMW M850i First Edition 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Tags 26 Photos Post a comment 81 Photos 7 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

Preserving what matters

first_imgThe Sadharan Brahmo Samaj may not be what it once was but it still runs one of Kolkata’s oldest libraries that continues to enlighten its readers with 25,000 rare tomes, journals, manuscripts  and paintings dating back to the 19th century. With most of the treasure trove in dire need of preservation and restoration, a modernisation drive has been undertaken by the Samaj authorities during 2015. Luminaries of the Bengal Renaissance like Shibnath Shastri, Anandamohan Bose, Nilratan Sarkar, Umesh Chandra Dutta, P C Mahalnobis, Dr Jagadish Chandra Bose, P C Roy and Bipin Chandra Pal contributed to the rare pile of books over the years. But many of these have grown brittle over time. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The whole process of modernization including digitization of the books has begun but it is an expensive process and we could not do it as quickly as we wanted to for paucity of funds. As for restoration of paintings, three out of 19 have been completed and we plan to get three more restored in 2015”, Biswajit Roy, Library Secretary told Millennium Post.A portrait of Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore, has been recently restored by art collector and restoration expert Ganesh Pratap Singh. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“The paintings are of great historical value since they throw light on some of the most gifted and inspiring personalities of the Bengal Renaissance”, says Singh, who recently displayed some of Rammohun Roy’s original letters in the library. Important journals, some of them a mirror of the times, include Tattabodhini, Tattakoumudi, The Indian Messenger, Bharati, Probashi, Sakal, have yellowed but provide scholars of theology, philosophy and history with priceless research material. Books from personal collections of Jagadish Bose, Pearychand Mitra and P Ray have also enriched the library’s rare possessions.Another art de object in possession of the library is a bust of Raja Rammohun Roy which was originally created in marble by the famous sculptor George Clarke. It is known that Rammohun Roy had modelled for Clarke’ when the original was being created. The replica was in possession of the Tagores of Jorasanko and was gifted in 1936 to the library and is still in its possession.The library allows the city’s research scholars and bookworms to read 5 days a week for a few hours every evening. However you can photocopy relevant sections from the books and periodicals at this heritage(founded 1895) institution.last_img read more

Carnival Panorama completes sea trials in the Adriatic Sea

first_img MIAMI — New ship Carnival Panorama successfully completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea earlier this week in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Long Beach on Dec. 11, becoming the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years.Currently in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Panorama had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who tested the ship’s sophisticated technical, mechanical and navigation systems.“Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet and she passed all of her maneuvers and tests with flying colours. We can’t wait to welcome guests aboard this beautiful ship,” said Carnival Panorama Captain Carlo Queirolo.As the newest ship in the fleet, Carnival Panorama will offer innovations such as the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea and a new ChooseFun WaterWorks aqua park inspired by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, as well as popular onboard venues like Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse, featuring BBQ favourites created by Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri and craft beers brewed on board.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesCarnival Panorama will also offer a variety of accommodation choices, including the tropics-inspired Havana area with colourful staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool; Family Harbor with extra-roomy staterooms and the Family Harbor Lounge; and luxurious Cloud 9 Spa staterooms with special amenities and privileges.Following an inaugural three-day voyage to Ensenada, Carnival Panorama will launch year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach Dec. 14. The week-long itineraries will visit Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan. Monday, July 22, 2019 Posted by Carnival Panorama completes sea trials in the Adriatic Sea Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Adriatic Sea, Carnival Panoramalast_img read more

Frances most famous white supremecist JeanMarie Le Pen booted from his farright

first_imgPARIS, France — Jean-Marie Le Pen, France’s elderly, far-right master provocateur, was booted out of the National Front (FN) he founded on Thursday after a high-profile feud with his daughter and party leader Marine.In a dramatic move, the FN’s executive committee questioned the 87-year-old for three hours and voted to exclude him over inflammatory comments that proved too much for Marine Le Pen, pushing him out of a party he led for close to four decades.But he immediately announced his intention to appeal the decision in court.“There is indignation, there is sadness, it’s always trying when one has the feeling of not having made any mistake, of having expressed one’s opinion as a politician,” he told the iTele television network.“I’m a father, so when unfair attacks come from my family, from my daughter, I am more affected than if it were an unknown opponent,” he said, adding he felt he was the “victim of an ambush.”A gifted orator with a taste for controversy, Le Pen had for years been an irritating thorn in the side of his daughter, who took over the party from him in 2011 and had tried to steer it away from the overt racism and anti-Semitism of its past.The final straw came in April when the elder Le Pen rehashed familiar comments about gas chambers being a “detail” of history and said France should get along with Russia to save the “white world.”Marine Le Pen openly split with her father, saying he was committing “political suicide,” and later suspended him from the party.‘Multiplying mistakes’ But the octogenarian firebrand showed little interest in going quietly, successfully challenging his suspension in court and barging onto the stage during a major FN rally in May.In a sign of how deep the rift with his daughter had become, he told a local newspaper on Sunday that he would not vote for her in 2017 presidential elections.Marine and her deputy, Florian Philippot, stayed away from the meeting of the party’s executive committee to ensure “total impartiality.”“Jean-Marie Le Pen kicked off a process of which he knew the outcome by multiplying mistakes over many weeks, which could only lead to this kind of decision,” Marine said in a statement after the decision was announced.The former Foreign Legionnaire’s inflammatory speeches had made him the figurehead of France’s far right since he co-founded the FN in 1972. And even after he handed over the reins to his daughter, he continued to come out with controversial statements, such as asserting that the Ebola virus could “solve” the immigration problem within three months.Born fighterThe FN had been on something of a roll, having scored unprecedented election results in the past two years, notably coming first in European polls in 2014.A struggling economy and growing distaste for mainstream politics has helped the FN, with Marine Le Pen skillfully repackaging the party’s traditional dislike of outsiders as opposition to the EU and defence of secularism.But Jean-Marie Le Pen has been an awkward reminder of the group’s roots — a “parasite” on the party, in the words of Philippot — when it should be focusing on regional elections in December.Always keen to position himself outside the mainstream, Le Pen’s provocative rhetoric nonetheless brought the party to the forefront of politics after a slow start in the 1970s — even reaching the second round of presidential elections in 2002.That seemed to mark the high-water mark of his chauvinistic appeal, however, as a stunned France responded with days of anti-racism rallies that helped his unloved centre-right rival Jacques Chirac back into office.The older Le Pen can still count on support from a die-hard rump within the party, and the man who became an orphan in his teens and survived the brutal wars of Indochina and Algeria is a born fighter.In a newspaper column this week, the FN patriarch said: “One thing is certain … the political line that I have represented for decades will not disappear from the national scene.” Facebook Comments Related posts:NBC dumps Donald Trump after incendiary remarks on Mexicans For Mexicans, the Donald Trump candidacy is getting scarier Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugeeslast_img read more

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2019 3:22 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO — The NBA wants to tone down Drake’s on-court antics.The Canadian Press has learned the league made a call to the Raptors to discuss the Toronto rapper’s behaviour on the sidelines.Drake has made headlines throughout the playoffs for his behaviour courtside at Scotiabank Arena, where he has seats close to the Raptors bench.While most of his antics are limited to standing up and shouting at opposing players — which are allowed by the NBA’s fan conduct policy, so long as extreme language is not used — he has also drawn the ire of at least one opposing coach for walking onto the court during timeouts and rubbing Toronto head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders — which are in violation of said policy.It’s not the first time the Raptors have been asked to rein in their global ambassador. The NBA made a similar request during last season’s conference semifinals when Drake got into a heated confrontation with then Cleveland Cavaliers Kendrick Perkins. The two fired profanity-laden volleys at each other and security had to step in and de-escalate the situation.Drake’s behaviour was called out by Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer after Game 4 of Toronto’s Eastern Conference final win over the Bucks. Budenholzer suggested that the league should look into the rapper’s antics.The Canadian Presscenter_img NBA calls Raptors about Drake’s antics on Scotiabank Arena sidelineslast_img read more

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The decision to push things fast comes after the BJP decided to hold its National Executive Meet in Allahabad on June 12-13 followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting there, Gadze has spent the intervening time on loan in Finland with HJK Helsinki. read more