Patna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday strengthened speculation about a realignment ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls, saying he and his party are not adverse to JD-U President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “We are not adverse to Nitish Kumar, we are not against him,” Singh said. He said all secular parties should unite and join hands to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Singh said he welcomes non-BJP parties to join the Grand Alliance in the state. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana Singh held a closed door meeting with senior Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Narendra Singh. Singh, a former Union Minister and considered close to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, had earlier also showed a soft attitude towards Nitish Kumar and asked him to join the Grand Alliance. He said Nitish Kumar should join hands with the non-BJP parties to fight against the saffron party. However, the JD-U, an ally of the BJP-led NDA, has repeatedly claimed that it was with the BJP and part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The RJD failed to win even a single seat in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections.
VANCOUVER – The Transportation Safety Board’s final report into the deadly capsizing of a whale-watching vessel off Vancouver Island is expected to be released next month.An email from the board says its investigation report into the October 2015 incident involving the Leviathan II will be issued June 14.Six people died and all 27 aboard were thrown into the waters off Plover Reef north of Tofino when a large wave hit the side of the vessel.Safety board investigators have said most passengers and crew were on the top deck of the vessel’s port side when the 20-metre vessel rolled and capsized.Survivors described being thrown into the ocean without life jackets and grabbing hold of a single floating life ring while others reported swimming through oily water and rough seas to get away from the boat’s rotating propellers.At least 15 survivors and several family members of the six victims have filed lawsuits against the vessel’s owner, Jamie’s Whaling Station.
Halifax musician Asif Illyas (right) hosts the online talk show “Live On The Flight Deck” in a home-built flight simulator. Here he is shown interviewing musician Joel Plaskett (left). THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Asif Illyas MANDATORY CREDIT Illyas said he had long wanted to host a music show, and he had finally found the perfect setting. This week, Illyas is in Barbados to film an episode on a real tarmac. On another episode, Halifax musician Dave Carroll relives the United Airlines flight that inspired the trio of protest songs “United Breaks Guitars” about how his guitar was damaged by reckless baggage handlers. Illyas, the 45-year-old former frontman of Halifax alt-rock group MIR, said the concept for the web series came to him while he was watching Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” in which the legendary comic drives around with his famously funny friends to talk shop over caffeinated beverages. Illyas said some of the most interesting tidbits from the interviews are unrelated to music, like learning that Newfoundland singer-songwriter Amelia Curran is named after aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. He said his passion for aviation stayed with him through adulthood, and he became eventually interested in recreating the rush of flying through digital simulations on his laptop. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In each episode, Illyas and his co-pilot travel the world in a digitized plane. The flight path is usually of some significance to the guest, he said, such as Plaskett’s voyage over the suburb of Mesa, Ariz., where he recorded his acclaimed 2005 album “La De Da.” “Sometimes, the best conversations happen when you’re travelling,” he said. “For me, it was just a no-brainer. This is where we’re going to get to know these people really well.” “It was just like this light bulb moment,” said Illyas. “I think I could finally find a way to bring these worlds together, because these are the two things that I love — music and flying.” HALIFAX — Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett croons about Arizona over what appears to be an aerial view of the desert landscape near the Grand Canyon — but in reality, he is sitting in a cramped corner of Asif Illyas’s Halifax home. But with two kids, Illyas said his days on the road are over for the most part, which is why he is excited to have found a way to take to the skies without leaving his own home. Twitter Advertisement Growing up in England, Illyas said he used to sit on the roof of his family’s car and watch the planes take off from Heathrow Airport while he waited for his father to get off work as a pilot. Often, he said, musicians who seem fearless on stage are revealed to be nervous fliers. Halifax’s Ria Mae has a strong distaste for takeoffs, he said, and Alan Doyle of Newfoundland’s Great Big Sea gets claustrophobic in close quarters. “It’s also such an atypical thing for people to try and fly a plane,” said Illyas. “We go on airliners all the time, but when you’re actually in the front, it’s just so weird that a lot of fun happens.” A longtime musician who now works primarily as a film score composer, Illyas said he had been saving up money to record another album, but instead spent roughly $20,000 to convert his home office into an cockpit-like shell outfitted with instrument panels, switch plates and thrust levers. Plaskett was the inaugural guest on Illyas’s new online talk show “Live On The Flight Deck,” where he chats with fellow East Coast musicians as they soar through computer-generated skies in his home-built flight simulator. When the plane reaches cruising altitude, the captains pull out their instruments and jam out amid the virtual clouds. The web series premiered last week after about a year in production, and Illyas said upcoming shows feature some of the biggest names in East Coast music. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement “I needed to be able to travel because it’s so much a part of being a musician,” he said. “I needed to have a way to get places, even if it was with pixels.”Adina Bresge | The Canadian Press
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Toronto – Indonesian fashion designer, Anniesa Hasibuan, is returning to the runway with her second New York Fashion Week collection. Once again, hijabs will be front and centre of her work, according to the UK Independent.It’s New York Fashion Week and that means the second collection for breakout Muslim fashion designer, Anniesa Hasibuan. Last year, Hasinuab became the first fashion designer to feature the hijab in her collection for New York Fashion week.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Anniesa Hasibuan takes a bow on the runway at the Anniesa Hasibuan during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)She’s making history again this year by using only immigrants and second generation children of immigrants as models. For the designer, however, her collection is more about answering the call from Muslim women who were looking for fashion industry representation, than it is a political response. The red-hot designer was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and opened her first boutique in 2015. In Spring of that same year, she made her fashion debut in London and is now travelling to the US to introduce and showcase her game-changing collections.So-called Islamic fashion is fast becoming the new darling of the industry and simply refers to fashion which acknowledges the Islamic view that some parts of the female body should remain modest.In recent years, there has been an increasing demand from Muslim women who desire fashionable clothing that adheres to their beliefs. Islamic fashion offers an important bridge between the world of consumer fashion and religion. It encourages the idea that Muslim women can be covered, if they so desire, and still be fashionable.Breakthrough designers such as Anniesa Hasibuan are answering the demand by presenting the hijab as a religious component which can also be fashionable; modest yet beautiful.Asked about the pairing of fashion and the hijab, Hasinuab has declared that “fashion is for everybody.” Asked about her own creative perspective as a designer, she said “There is beauty in diversity and differences, something we should not be afraid of.”According to the same source, Somali-American model Halima Aden, is also breaking barriers. Last November the she participated in the Miss USA pageant, proudly sporting her hijab and modelling a burkini during the swimsuit portion of the competition. In Yeezy Season 5, Kanye West cast the 19-year-old to make her runway debut during this year’s fashion week. Aden is fast becoming an icon in the beauty industry.
The younger brother of popular Chutney Singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan was on Sunday evening killed following an accident on the De Willem, West Coast Demerara (WCD) public road.Dead: Roopchan Charles RamkellawanDead is 27-year-old Roopchan Charles Ramkellawan of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.According to the deceased’s wife, she was informed of the fatal accident at about 23:00hrs.She related to INews that based on what she was told, at about 22:30hrs, her husband was returning home after visiting his 6-month-old baby at another WCD village, for Father’s Day.However, on the way, he encountered a police road block on the De Willem public road.Mahendra RamkellawanHe was reportedly stopped by traffic ranks and this online publication was informed that it was while Ramkellawan was in the process of crossing the road to meet with the officers that he was struck down by a speeding motorcar.The man reportedly died on the scene. In his car at the time was a cousin.Ramkellawan leaves to mourn his child, wife, seven brothers and two sisters.Investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Inebriated joint services officer was driver in fatal WCD accident – PoliceJune 18, 2018In “Crime”GDF Officer arraigned for causing death of brother of chutney singerJune 26, 2018In “Court”10-month-old, 7-year-old siblings killed in WCD crashSeptember 14, 2016In “latest news”
Microsoft publie les prix et les dates de sortie d’Office 2010France – Microsoft a annoncé qu’Office 2010 serait bien disponible pour les professionnels le 12 mai et pour le grand public en juin. De plus, les acquéreurs d’Office 2007 pourront bénéficier d’une offre sur l’achat de la mouture 2010.Microsoft a confirmé la prochaine commercialisation de la mouture 2010 de sa suite bureautique Office. Chaque version est proposée à un prix différent : Famille et Étudiant à 139 euros en boîte ou 109 euros en téléchargement, Famille et Petite entreprise (Outlook en plus) à 379 ou 249 euros et enfin Professionnelle (avec Publisher et Access) à 699 ou 499 euros. L’éditeur américain a aussi confirmé que le logiciel serait gratuit pour les possesseurs d’Office 2007 ayant activé leur produit avant le 30 septembre. De plus, une réduction de 25 euros est possible sur Office 2007 pour tout achat effectué avant le 8 mai. La version définitive d’Office 2010 sera terminée le mois prochain mais la version Bêta est déjà disponible sur la toile.Le 9 mars 2010 à 12:24 • Emmanuel Perrin
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has hinted at rotating his squad ahead of a busy run of matched both in the league and in Europe.The former Napoli manager, who has used the second least number of players this season, has revealed that he will possibly call on some of the club’s fringe players with the match roster about to get packed.“We have used 26 players in official matches [in all competitions] this season so the rotation at the moment is this, but I don’t know in the future,” said Sarri, according to LiveSoccer.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“If you look only in the Premier League the situation is that, you are right [only used 19 players] but I have to look at all competitions: 90 minutes are 90 minutes. You have to look at the League Cup, Europa League, and the national team.“I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams. So I think the rotation is good. Every moment was done only between the Europa League, League Cup, and Premier League but, in the future, it will be different.“If you look at December and January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we will play every three days in the Premier League. So we need to change in the Premier League.”
Logo of fire IllustrationTwo workers were burned to death while another injured in a gas cylinder blast at an oxygen factory in Nasirabad, Chattogram on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Pabitra Kumar Das, 60, from Barishal and Md Sabed, 30, from Feni.The fire broke out following a cylinder blast at ‘Siraj Anu Oxygen Limited’ owned by Shafiqur Islam Chowdhury around 7:00am, said Md Jasim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence.On information, four fire-fighting units from Nandankanon, Agrabad, Chandanpura and Bayazid stations rushed to the spot and doused the fire.The firefighters rescued the three workers as burn injured. Among them, one died on the way to hospital while another died at the hospital, said Md Jahirul Islam, in-charge of Chattogram Medical College Hospital police outpost.Injured Nurul Islam is undergoing treatment at the hospital, he added.
A woman gave birth to a baby girl on the road at Tangail on Tuesday morning on her way to Kurigram from Gazipur to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with her near and dear ones. Photo: CollectedStuck in long gridlock for hours, a woman gave birth to a baby girl on the road at Tangail on Tuesday morning on her way to Kurigram from Gazipur to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with her near and dear ones, reports UNB.The newborn was named ‘Swarani’ to remember the incident.Baby’s father Habib Hossain of Porarvita village in Kurigram Sadar upazila said he along with his pregnant wife started for their village home from Gazipur by a bus in the early hours.They got stuck in a long tailback on the Dhaka-Tangail highway and reached the roundabout of the Bangabandhu Bridge around 10:00am when her wife went into labour, he said, adding that then they got down from the bus.Later, his wife gave birth to a baby girl through normal delivery by the road around 10:30am, Habib said.In the meantime, a passenger of the bus called national emergency helpline 999 for help, he added.Two nurses from Bhuapur Upazila Health Complex rushed in by an ambulance and they provided the mother and the baby with primary treatment.Sajeda Khatun, senior nurse of the hospital, said the baby was born before they arrived at the spot.Both the mother and the baby girl were doing well, she said, that the couple started for their home again along with the baby girl.Day-labourer and part-time rickshaw-puller, Habib lives in Gazipur with his wife. They were going to their village home to celebrate Eid with other family members.
This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 1 min read Jaguar Land Rover launched a technology business on Monday which aims to create apps for services such as car-sharing, the latest automaker to explore ways of tapping demand for cheaper and greener ways of making short journeys.The InMotion venture will begin testing products including car-sharing in North America, Europe and Asia from next month before broader testing by the public.Automakers are trying to appeal to younger consumers in major global cities who are less likely to buy a car and have been attracted by new services such as car club Zipcar and ride-service Uber.Britain-based JLR, owned by India’s Tata Motors, hopes the wholly-owned subsidiary will draw in new customers.”With the development of new apps and on-demand services, InMotion provides us with an opportunity to provide engaging and invaluable experiences to both new and existing customers globally,” Group Strategy Director Adrian Hallmark said.A number of automakers have sought to tap into demand for short-term car use including BMW, which operates its DriveNow car club in a number of cities, and Toyota which has a scheme renting cars from dealerships.(Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Mark Potter) Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals April 11, 2016 Register Now »
Ads by Amazon Search “When we combined that with lunar topography data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we discovered the unexpectedly large amount of mass hundreds of miles underneath the South Pole-Aitken basin,” explained Peter B. James, an assistant professor of planetary geophysics and the lead author of the study. “One of the explanations of this extra mass is that the metal from the asteroid that formed this crater is still embedded in the Moon’s mantle.”The South Pole-Aitken basin, as its name suggests, is located near the lunar south pole. It is oval-shaped and measures about 2,000 kilometers. Scientists believe that the crater was formed 4 billion years ago.Remains Of A Massive AsteroidWhatever the mass is, it is weighing the basin floor downward by more than half a mile, the researchers shared. They tried computer simulations of large asteroid impacts and found that under the right conditions, pieces of an iron-nickel core might have been dispersed into the upper mantle.”We did the math and showed that a sufficiently dispersed core of the asteroid that made the impact could remain suspended in the Moon’s mantle until the present day, rather than sinking to the Moon’s core,” James stated.Another possible explanation for the anomaly is a concentration of oxides in the area. Oxides might have formed when the Moon’s ancient magma ocean cooled and solidified.The researchers noted that larger asteroid impacts might have had occurred throughout the solar system, but none of those have left traces like the one that crashed on the lunar surface to form the South Pole-Aitken basin. James called the crater “one of the best natural laboratories for studying catastrophic events” that was influential to the evolution of rocky planets and moons.The researchers published the study in the Geophysical Research Letters on April 5. TAG Moon, Asteroid, South Pole Aitken Basin, Asteroid Strike, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Bestseller Close The Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin is the largest crater in the solar system. It was formed when an asteroid crashed into the lunar surface a long time ago.In a new study, scientists suggested that the remains of that asteroid are still buried underneath the ancient crater.Mystery Of The South Pole-Aitken BasinWhile analyzing the data collected during NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of researchers from Baylor University noticed an anomaly between the surface topography and the gravitational tug of the moon. AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches DEAL OF THE DAY All ENDS IN Ads by Amazon
Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has said it hopes to secure new flights to Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia.Tony Hallwood, the airport’s commercial director, will be attending this week’s Routes Europe 2009 conference in Prague in order for LBIA to gain new European routes.More than 650 delegates will attend the event, including as many as 75 airlines and up to 200 airports.Mr Hallwood said that he was confident the LBIA would be in a position to announce the launch of new routes later this year.”With strong support from the business community across the Yorkshire region, we are already stimulating significant interest in what Leeds, Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region can offer to a range of European airlines,” he commented.Mr Hallwood will meet with a number of cheap flights carriers and scheduled service airlines in the hope that they will be encouraged to launch new business and leisure flights from LBIA.Pakistan International Airlines recently increased its number of flights to Islamabad from the airport from two to three times a week.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedLeeds Bradford nominated for ‘Best Airport’ awardLeeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has been nominated for a prestigious travel industry award.Extra weekly flight to Islamabad from Leeds Bradford to be introducedPakistan International Airlines will increase its number of flights to Islamabad from Leeds Bradford International Airport.Rhodes flights added at Leeds BradfordCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline Jet2.
Former Akel MP Kyriakos Tyrimos on Friday criticised environmentalists whose actions upset the wedding plans of a Russian family, saying millions were spent on the three-day affair held at the luxurious Anassa hotel in Paphos.As part of the wedding reception, the hotel used heavy excavators to flatten the beach and build a platform.Singer Christina Aguilera had been booked to perform for the Russian newlyweds and their guests on Wednesday evening.The hotel had secured a permit from the local authorities, revoked after concerned people flooded social media protesting that the party preparations were endangering turtles on the beach, which is a protected area. The reception was eventually held inside.Crews were working on Friday to restore the beach without using heavy machinery.The former MP, who attended the wedding, said the reactions of the environmentalists were exaggerated.“Why did they not have the same sensitivity when the Argaka forest burnt?” he said, in a written statement. “Is the exposure that our island received abroad negligible? I think some things that will benefit our country must be dealt with more seriously.”He raised the question why environmentalists have not reacted to the many violations which have taken place in the area, where houses, villas, and apartment blocks have been built illegally.The wedding lasted three days, millions of euros were spent, and some of the foreign guests expressed their desire to invest in Cyprus, he added.He also noted the platform was built in an area where there are sunbeds and umbrellas every day anyway, so no environmental disaster took place.Tyrimos said the Russian businessman and his family lived in Limassol until 2012 and this is where his daughters grew up. In recent years, they have been living in Switzerland and the family is active internationally and has offices in Cyprus as well as in England, Switzerland, Russia and elsewhere.According to Tyrimos, the family knows the Akamas area where they spent their holidays when they lived in Cyprus and had visited the island earlier this summer for discussions with the hotel during which they made some requests that were accepted.The permit for the beach party had been issued by the Paphos district office.It’s understood it was granted on condition that any works carried out at the site would not cause any damage to the environment – especially the rare species of turtles that nests there – and that any installations would be dismantled once the event was over.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMacy'sYou Will Not Believe Macy’s Deals for TuesdayMacy’sUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola