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U.S. Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Stem Cell Patent

first_imgA U.S. federal appeals court has rejected an attempt to strike down a long-contested stem cell patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The Santa Monica, California–based Consumer Watchdog (CW) had hoped to invalidate the patent, which it says puts a burden on California’s taxpayer-funded research by requiring licensing agreements to use the cells, but on 4 June the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that CW isn’t involved in work on human embryonic stem cells and, thus, can’t challenge the patent in court.The patent, awarded in 2006, involves creating an in vitro culture of human embryonic stem cells. CW challenged it and two other WARF stem cell patents, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) upheld the patents in 2008. Last year, CW appealed its challenge to the federal circuit court, claiming that the isolation of these cells was an obvious, incremental step beyond existing techniques. In a brief to the court, CW’s attorney, Dan Ravicher of the Public Patent Foundation, also cited the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in the Myriad Genetics case that human genes are “products of nature” and cannot be patented.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The appellate court didn’t address either of those issues. Instead, Circuit Judge Randall Rader wrote in the decision that CW lacks the legal “standing” required to bring a case against WARF.“We are very disappointed with and obviously disagree with the ruling,” Ravicher told ScienceInsider in an e-mail. He added that CW will “consider its options” for the next step. But time is running out, because the patent will expire in early 2015. The case was a test for a 2013 change in patent law specifying that anyone who gets an adverse judgment from the patent office has the right to appeal to the federal circuit. But the decision makes clear that the constitutional requirements for legal standing still apply, says Kevin Bastian, a patent attorney Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in San Francisco, California. “You have to have some skin in the game, as it were,” he says.If it stands, the decision guarantees “a shorter and more certain resolution” for groups hoping to fight patents on political or ideological grounds, says Konstantin Linnik, a patent attorney at Nutter McClennen & Fish in Boston. Without a chance for such groups to appeal to the circuit court, “now it becomes a binary deal: You can win or you can lose at the patent office.”last_img read more

Delhi’s prime snapshots for the month of June 2006

first_imgWomen in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7. 3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights 4 Relish Sicilian delights,Women in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7.3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights4 Relish Sicilian delights at Pickwicks in Claridges. Till June 11.Environment Day5 It’s Environment Day. Watch movies at British Council, 7 pm.6 Check out Kashmir Views, a show of B&W prints by late Ram Chand Mehta. At: Visual Arts Gallery. Till June 8.Soccer on giant screens9 Watch soccer on giant screens and indulge in special F&B promotions for sports freaks. At Tonic.Glass and ceramic works10 Display of glass and ceramic works. At Osho World Galleria. From June 9 onwards.12 Browse at Celebrating Daggers, a display of books and DVDs on crime fiction. At British Council, 10 am. Till July 8.Celebrating Daggers13 Last day for Indus to Gangotri, an exhibition of oils by artist K. Jagjit Singh. At Visual Arts Gallery.14 Listen to a Hindustani Classical violin recital by artiste Indradeep Ghosh. At 6:30 pm, IIC.Vegetable printed textiles15 Go for an exhibition and sale of vegetable printed textiles. At the Attic, 10 am.Burger17 Make your own burger. At Jaypee Vasant Continental. Till June 19.A Heritage of Flavours19 Savour a delicious variety of salans at A Heritage of Flavours. At ITC Maurya Sheraton. Till June 25.Darjeeling tea21 First flush of Darjeeling tea promotion. At Taj Mansingh.22 Go for a gallery show of artists like Sunil Das and Akhmal Hussain. At Dhoomimal Gallery. Till June 30.23 Enjoy a jazz and couple dance performance by Danceworx. At Talkatora Gardens, 7:15 pm.101 martinis25 Time to go on a liquid diet, try 101 martinis. At Intercontinental The Grand. Till June 31.26 Watch a 185-min screening of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at the summer festival. At IIC, 6 pm.27 Last few days for a gallery works show by artists like Aditya Basak and Suchendra. At Gallery Espace. Till June 30.28 Let your child’s creativity flow at an enamelling workshop. At The Enamel Studio. Till June 30.Psychedelic music30 Put on your dancing shoes and rock the night away with Psychedelic music. At Elevate.advertisementlast_img read more

Need to work collectively against gender bias: PM

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Observing that girls have left a mark in every area, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed the need of working collectively against gender bias and help provide all opportunity to them to shine.”The girl child has left a mark in every area, from studies to sports. Saluting their accomplishments on International Day of the Girl Child.”We should collectively work towards an India where there is no discrimination based on gender & where girls get all opportunities to shine,” he said in a message on International Day of the Girl Child.The International Day of the Girl Child is observed every year on October 11 to support more opportunity for girls and increase awareness of gender inequality faced by them worldwide. PTI MP SClast_img read more

You can buy these cars under Rs 10 lakh

first_imgThe price bracket under Rs 10 lakh is the most lucrative segment in the Indian car industry as majority of the population opt for this price range. In return, the Indian car-makers tend to provide their most loaded vehicles for this segment. These includes hatchbacks, compact sedans and compact SUVs. We pick out 11 such cars that have a large section of buyers in India.Hyundai Elite i20 (Rs 5.36 lakh- Rs 9.07 lakh)A new Elite i20 has been introduced in the market by Hyundai, one with new features and an updated price tag. Changes made to the car are subtle and majorly on the inside. The biggest update is the blacked out roof that gives it a floating roof effect. This colour scheme is only available with two body colours; Passion Red and Polar White. Apart from that, the Elite i20 will now also be offered in a Marina Blue shade.Hyundai Elite i20The dual tone paint scheme is only available in the Asta trim. The interiors have been spruced up by making them all black, highlighted by orange accents. Equipment level has also been upgraded in the car and it now features a first in class 7.0-inch touchscreen AVN system that will only be available in the Asta trim.Hyundai Grand i10 (Rs 4.58 lakh- Rs 7.32 lakh) The new Hyundai Grand i10 was showcased at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and has been highly anticipated ever since. The exterior projects Bold, Sporty and Dynamic Styling while the interiors echo generous flair of Comfort, Luxury and Hi-tech appeal. The new Grand i10 comes with many design refinements and projects Hyundai’s new design identity with the Cascade Design Front Grille and Aerodynamic Profile, characterized by signature Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language which gives The New 2017 Grand i10, a curved natural flowing line.advertisementHyundai Grand i10Under the hood, the new Hyundai Grand i10 facelift will come with a 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine producing 81BHP of peak power and 113NM of peak torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, while the 1.2L U2 diesel engine will come with maximum power output of 73BHP and maximum torque of 190NM, mated to five-speed manual transmission.Hyundai Xcent (Rs 5.42 lakh- Rs 8.45 lakh) Hyundai India has updated its compact sedan offering Xcent by giving the car a facelift and bringing it more in line with its current range of products. The facelifted Xcent now follows Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy which all current Hyundai cars follow. The head lamps have been sharpened up a little and the Xcent receives the Aston Martin-esque front grille that present on the new Elantra also. The tail-lamps have also been tweaked and now look a little more upscale than more. On the inside, the Xcent gets the same treatment as the facelifted Grand i10. It gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror Link capabilities. The steering wheel has a new voice command button but it will only work if you have a compatible phone that’s connected via USB to the system. Neat little features like automatic climate control, cooled glove box and rear AC vent have been carried over from the previous generation car.Hyundai XcentThe new car will use 1.2-litre petrol and diesel motors that will put out 83PS and 75PS of power, respectively. Power will be sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant will also be offered with an automatic transmission.Ford Aspire (Rs 5.39 lakh- Rs 5.39 lakh) The Figo Aspire will be available in three engine with two transmission options. The Ford Figo Aspire comes with a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine with a displacement of 1,196 cc that churns out a total power of 88 PS and 112 Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 18.16 km/l. The diesel engine of Ford Figo Aspire comes with a 1.5-litre TDCI Duratorq unit with a displacement of 1,498 cc with a total power output of 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque and fuel efficiency of 25.83 km/l.Ford AspireThe features in the new Ford Figo Aspire include six airbags along with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Ford’s SYNC with AppLink entertainment system, Voice Commands, MyFord Dock, Ford MyKey, climate control, Electric Power Steering, 14-inch alloy wheels, Electronic stability control (ESP) and Hill Launch Assist for the automatic transmission variant.Ford Figo S (Rs 6.31 lakh- Rs 7.21 lakh) The Figo S gets two powertrains- a 1.2l TiVCT petrol engine, generating a peak power of 88 PS and fuel efficiency of 18.12 KM/l and 1.5l TDCi diesel engine that generates class-leading power of 100 PS and fuel efficiency of 24.29 KM/l. The engine comes paired to a five-speed manual transmission.advertisementFord Figo SThe Ford Figo Sports Edition boast of an aggressive, impressive look. Sharp, fresh exterior changes on the two models, include sporty grille, black inset on headlamp bezel and smart, dynamic graphics on the sides and rear. The sophisticated exterior theme across Sports Edition extends inside with sporty all-black interiors – from inner door handles to the centre console. The Ford Figo Sports Edition seats will don impressive red stitching. The steering is leather wrapped and uses contrasting coloured seams.Mahindra Thar (Rs 5.88 lakh- Rs 8.85 lakh) The new Thar comes with minor modifications to the exteriors. This comes in form of a new plastic cladding over the wheel arches. The bumpers are plastic as well. Mahindra has also added new clear lens headlamps and side steps as well. The canopy now features a more user-friendly design. The major change though comes on the inside. The Thar gets a brand new dash in beige tone which has slots for a 2 Din audio system. The centre console also gets built in air con vents with the controls positioned right below. The steering wheel is new as well. The instrument console is now a three pod affair with the speedo taking centre stage.Mahindra TharHowever it is not just cosmetics which have been worked upon in the Thar. Considering that most owners dwell off the road with their Thars, Mahindra has added a mechanical locking rear differential which allows ever better off road capabilities. Power continues to come from the 2.5-litre CRDe engine which offers 105bhp and 247Nm of torque.Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Rs 5.28 lakh- Rs 8.43 lakh) The Baleno was the second model to be offered through NEXA. The Baleno was exclusively manufactured in India by Maruti Suzuki and exported to over 100 countries including Japan. The car comes with HID Headlamps with LED Daylight Running Lamps & LED Rear Combination Lights. For safety, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with dual airbags, ABS, EBD & seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters as standard fitment from the base variant onwards.Maruti Suzuki BalenoThe Baleno comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel 190 engine. The 1.2-litre VVT petrol will churn out a maximum power output of 83bhp and maximum torque of 115Nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox, while the 1.3 DDiS 190 diesel engine will produce peak power of 74bhp and peak torque of 190Nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.Maruti Suzuki Ignis ( Rs 4.59 lakh- Rs 7.80 lakh) Maruti Suzuki launched the much awaited Ignis in India in January this year after being showcased at the Auto Expo as the3 Ignis Concept along with the Baleno RS. The Ignis  took four years to develop and is manufactured at the Maruti Suzuki plant at Gurugram.Maruti Suzuki IgnisWhen noticed closely, you can see that the Ignis resembles a lot like Wagon R and a hint of the Celerio too. The three slats on the c-pillar, a throwback to the Giugiaro-designed Suzuki Fronte Coupe from the early seventies, are called Suzuki Progressive Triad mark. The Ignis comes with a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine that produces maximum power output of 83hp and maximum torque of 113Nm, while the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine will churn out peak power at 75hp and peak torque at 190Nm. Both come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard and AMT gearbox as optional. The features list for the Ignis includes projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels, Smartplay touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, keyless go with push button start and 2 DIN audio system. The Ignis is the first car in the under Rs 10 lakh segment to get LED headlamps.advertisementTata Tiago (Rs 3.24 lakh- Rs 5.77 lakh)After the overwhelming success of Tiago in the passenger vehicle market, Tata Motors launched Tiago Easy-Shift AMT. The Tiago AMT is available in the XZA variant.Tata TiagoThe Tiago comes with a 1.2L, 3 cylinder, Revotron petrol engine that churns out 84 bhp of peak power output and 114Nm of torque, mated to AMT gearbox. The Tiago sports a fresh new design as evident in other cars from the Tata Motors portfolio. It gets a sleek front end with a blacked-out grille that has the Tata Motors badge sitting on it. The interiors of the car feel different than what we are used to expecting from Tata and the quality of plastics used feel upscale. The instrument panel is neatly laid out and Tata has able to give the cabin a premium feel.Tata Tigor (Rs 4.70 lakh- Rs 7.09 lakh) The new Tigor is Tata Motors’s third product based on the IMPACT design philosophy after Tata Tiago and Tata Hexa. The Tigor is also Tata’s 3rd compact sedan in India after Tata Indigo CS and Tata Zest. Tata Tigor flaunts a dual-coloured bumper with the Tata Signature Grille, which is accentuated with a striking chrome humanity line at the front, extending into the crystal-like, smoked projector headlamps to create the face of the car. The dynamic character lines integrate seamlessly with the signature split LED tail lamps and a stylishly integrated high mounted LED stop lamp, highlight the length of the car.Tata TigorThe all new Tata Tigor will be available in both petrol and diesel variants – Revotron 1.2L (petrol engine) and Revotorq 1.05L (diesel engine), with class-leading driving dynamics, for today’s young and fast generation. The Revotron 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine delivers an optimum power of 85ps and a maximum torque of 114Nm whereas the Revotorq 1.05L diesel engine delivers optimum power of 70ps and a maximum torque of 140Nm. Both engines are available with multi-drive modes – Eco and City. Equipped with multiple safety features, the Tigor has dual front airbags for maximum safety in case of a collision, an energy absorbing body structure, an advance Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC) for improved braking efficiency.Volkswagen Ameo (Rs 5.24 lakh- Rs 9.32 lakh)Ameo, which has been developed specifically for the Indian market, is the German auto major’s first ever sub 4-metre sedan. The exterior of the Ameo will have body coloured bumpers, with detailing in the chromes, alloy wheels and static cornering lights. While the interiors of the Ameo will consist cruise control, electrically adjusted and foldable ORVMs, leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, power window and central locking.Volkswagen AmeoThe Ameo comes with two fuel options- a 1.2L, three-cylinder, MPI petrol engine and a 1.5L, four-cylinder TDi diesel engine. The 1.2L Turbocharged petrol engine will churn out peak power of 74 bhp @5400 rpm and peak torque of 110 Nm @3750 rpm, mated to five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.5L diesel engine will produce maximum power output of 89 bhp @4200 rpm and maximum torque of 230 Nm @1500 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG gearbox.last_img read more

NSBI Receives fDi Magazine Digital Marketing Awards

first_img “This comes as no surprise, as the innovative use of online by Nova Scotia Business Inc. as part of its excellent overall communications brought welcome clarity to a potentially complex choice for us. It made a compelling case that Nova Scotia was the right choice for our first North American location,” said David Walsh, chief operating officer, Frontier Developments. “What really stood out for me was the unique ability to quickly and fully understand Nova Scotia’s many strengths through a creative digital approach.” “Nova Scotia Business Inc. put in an eye-catching entry in fDi’s first ever Digital Marketing Awards, and as a member of the judging panel I was very impressed,” said Courtney Fingar, editor of fDi Magazine. “It is apparent that NSBI has a well-thought-out strategy for maximizing exposure across digital platforms. The organization understands that online marketing is a great equalizer, allowing smaller locations to be savvy about how they promote themselves with limited resources.” “NSBI’s approach covers all online areas comprehensively, yet in distinct fashion, and in particular, I found the website to be attractive and informative. All of these efforts appear to be carried out with a clear focus on return on investments, which is very important. Congratulations to NSBI for standing out in our benchmarking.” Mr. Lund congratulated Greater Halifax Partnership for also being recognized by fDi for its digital marketing efforts. For more information about the awards and the results, download the pdf Digital Marketing Awards 2012. fDi Magazine is a specialist publication from the London-based Financial Times Ltd. publishing group which reports on crossborder investment and corporate expansion. It is read by senior level executives at multinational companies. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s private-sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, NSBI assists local companies and attracts international companies to Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.nsbi.ca . NSBI’s website ranked eighth worldwide and is the top website among regions Second worldwide for Most Innovative Digital Marketing Strategy Second among regions for Top Digital Marketing Tenth for Top Overall Digital Marketing Strategy Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s (NSBI) effective use of digital marketing to attract investment to the province from around the world is also attracting an international award of excellence. NSBI has been recognized for its work by U.K.-based fDi Magazine, a publication from The Financial Times Ltd. “Innovative online strategies are attracting new companies to Nova Scotia and creating new jobs in our province,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “We all work together to deliver on the jobsHere plan, to create high-value jobs in Nova Scotia.” “Digital marketing strategies are a key component of our work at attracting international investment to Nova Scotia,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “I congratulate my team on this accomplishment and for putting Nova Scotia on the map.” From over 50 global entries, categorized by country, region and city, NSBI performed well across the board. NSBI placed in a number of fDi Digital Marketing Awards’ categories:last_img read more

Sir Mo Farah Signs Up For Soccer Aid 2018

first_imgSir Mo Farah has announced he will play for England in this year’s eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for UNICEF match on ITV.Set to take centre stage at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June, four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah will play for his home nation and be on the opposing side of his good friend, and fellow Olympian, Usain Bolt. Rumours of when Mo and Usain would go “head-to-head” have been rife ever since the pair, who are close friends both took part in their final major T&F championships towards the end of last year.Sir Mo Farah, England said: “When I got the call from Robbie to play for the England side at the Soccer Aid for Unicef match, I immediately said yes! Everyone knows that I’m absolutely mad about football and to top it off, this event is for such a good cause and helping children around the world makes it something I definitely want to support. My instant ‘yes’ was even easier in the knowledge that I would finally be going head-to-head with my friend Usain Bolt. People have long suggested we should compete against each other, so on Sunday 10th June at Old Trafford, you will see us trade our spikes for boots. Usain has the speed but I have the stamina so we’ll see who comes out on top at the end of 90 mins! It’s going to be a brilliant day and hopefully we’ll get to see some Mo-bots as the goals go in for the England Team! Let’s go!”Over the coming weeks, the England V Soccer Aid World XI rivalry is set to intensify further, with some of football’s biggest legends and celebrities set to join both Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt in the growing line-ups. With two Olympians now confirmed to be on the pitch, this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef match is going to be a game like no other.The international friendly match will take place at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June, just four days before the FIFA World Cup in Russia begins. Tickets are on sale now and the game will be broadcast live on ITV. Kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST.Soccer Aid for Unicef is the original England V Soccer Aid World XI charity match. It was launched and co-founded in 2006 by Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, and has previously featured A-list stars such as Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Niall Horan, plus footballing royalty including Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever.Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children, has joined forces with ITV to make the pro-celebrity football match bigger and better than ever, with more potential to raise money and vital support for children in danger. Soccer Aid for Unicef is produced by Initial, part of Endemol Shine UK, for ITV.100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and viewer donations during the match will add to the incredible £24 million that has already been raised through Soccer Aid over the last 12 years.Tickets for the Soccer Aid for Unicef football match on Sunday 10th June 2018 at Old Trafford are available now at www.manutd.com/socceraid or by calling 0161 444 2018 with tickets priced between £10 and £50.last_img read more

Desperate family still searching for loved one

first_imgAPTN National NewsKarina Wolfe’s mother still hopes her daughter will return home.Interpreting through her son Desmond, Carol Wolfe says, she shares the pain of the family of another victimized Indigenous woman Loretta Saunders.APTN’s Larissa Burnoff has more.last_img

Humane Society expects more calls

The Simcoe & District Humane Society occasionally investigates animal abuse and neglect cases in partnership with the Norfolk OPP.If push comes to shove on the question of animal welfare, the executive director of the local humane society says this will be the model going forward now that the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it is getting out of investigations and enforcement.“That’s what we’ve been doing all along when OSPCA agents are unavailable,” Cathie Hosken of Vittoria said Wednesday.“That is nothing new. I do believe the local call volume will escalate and people will panic. But I don’t believe the province will leave us in a negative situation. I hope they will act before it comes to that.”The role of the OSPCA has been in flux since last fall when the animal welfare organization announced it would no longer investigate complaints involving horses and other farm animals.The agency suffered another setback in January when a Superior Court judge ruled that a private charity with no civilian oversight could not conduct criminal investigations in Ontario.This ruling and ongoing funding issues prompted the OSPCA to announce this week that it will suspend enforcement activity April 1. In a news release, OSPCA has invited the province to enter into negotiations that could extend the current working relationship till June 28.“Enforcement is the responsibility of government, one that we can confidently support by offering animal protection services to enforcement agencies,” OSPCA CEO Kate MacDonald said Tuesday in a news release.“Being an outside agency, we have been woefully under-resourced to provide enforcement. We have struggled to meet the need and have struggled with both officer safety and – at time – conflicts with our charitable mission. It simply is not in the interests of animals or this charity to continue along the same path.”The OSPCA has a 146-year history in Ontario. It has operated under its current mandate since the passage of the Ontario SPCA Act in 1919. The agency says enforcement accounts for about 20 per cent of its activity.Cracks in the OSPCA edifice became public in December when spontaneous protests erupted outside a hobby farm in Townsend Centre east of Waterford.A Waterford-area resident circulated photos of three sick horses with comments that the OSPCA was neglecting its responsibilities.One horse was euthanized in a driveway in front of the crowd while the other two were removed to an undisclosed location.The OSPCA gave assurances at the time that it is monitoring the situation. However, the incident in Townsend Centre was the catalyst for the formation of a new animal-welfare group dedicated to strengthening animal welfare laws in Ontario.One of the founders of Animal Welfare Watch Ontario (AWWO) is Brenda Thompson of Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville.“At least this should get the government to act,” Thompson said in response this week to the OSPCA announcement.“We’ve been telling them for some time that the OSPCA had lost its way. The court decision that said OSPCA’s enforcement authority is unconstitutional should have been a wake-up call but the (Ford) government decided to waste more time and money by appealing that decision. Now, they actually have to pay attention to the fact that Ontario is about to become the only province without animal welfare law enforcement.”AWWO co-founder Michael Zimmerman was responsible for the drafting and oversight of animal welfare laws during his career with the Ontario public service. In the same AWWO news release, Zimmerman said police in Ontario are the default enforcement agencies in the absence of the OSPCA.“Police should not have to take that on though,” Zimmerman says. “They’re busy enough and they generally don’t have the training, equipment or infrastructure to deal with animals.“Handing off animal protection to police is not the solution. Their involvement – even on an interim basis – is only a good thing if it compels the government to act.”AWWO members have been urged to lobby their MPPs and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to address the void the OSPCA is about to create.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

South Sudan UN Mission chief urges warring parties to abide by truce

“All sides need to abide by what they agreed to and have their actions on the ground carefully monitored and scrutinized,” said David Shearer, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, known as UNMISS, referring to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed in December 2017.“The intensification of the conflict is having a serious human impact. Hundreds of people are sheltering next to the UN base,” he said. “We saw tukuls (huts) burnt to the ground. We were told that elderly people and children had been killed and medical clinics ransacked.”Mr. Shearer made his comments during a visit to Leer and Dublual in the Unity region to see first-hand the impact of the deteriorating security situation on communities.“I met a little girl who had been shot through her stomach and back. She is just one example of dozens of people injured and killed over recent weeks.” – David Shearer, head of UNMISS“I met a little girl who had been shot through her stomach and back. She is just one example of dozens of people injured and killed over recent weeks,” said Mr. Shearer. “We also know that hundreds, if not thousands, of people have fled into the swamps and are surviving on wild vegetables and fruit.”Mr. Shearer and his mission team met with both Government and opposition leaders in the area, urging them to lay down their weapons, reconcile, and work together to build durable peace.“Earlier this year it felt like we were moving in the right direction. But after seeing the effects on civilians of this conflict, I believe there is a real risk that the situation will deteriorate further and undermine the chance for lasting peace.”He said the signing of the Agreement last year had given the peace process momentum, but that it was at risk of unravelling without genuine political will.Mr. Shearer said UNMISS would continue to fulfill its mandate.“Our job is still to protect people and help them get through these dark times so that the peace process can work and we can find a durable solution. We will do all we can to support the people of South Sudan,” he said. read more

Britain is medicalising children rather than bringing them up properly the head

Protect yourself and your family. Find out more about our Duty of Care campaign to regulate social media Earlier this month Mr Stevens called for a levy on social media firms to fund NHS treatment of problems fuelled by social media.He also called for a ban on breast enlargement advertisments during Love Island, warning that the adverts – later banned – risked stoking body dysmorphia.Yesterday he said action to protect children from pressures online was critical, warning that statistics due to be published within weeks are set to show record levels of mental health problems among children.“We can’t just medicalise the failure to provide our children with a healthy and nurturing childhood,” he told MPs.Earlier this month Mr Stevens told a global summit that there is now a compelling body of evidence demonstrating the damaging impact of social media on children, which appears to be fuelling rising admissions to mental health services.Charities are concerned that long periods online mean children are growing up feeling increasingly inadequate, as they compare themselves to lives on Intagram on Facebook.Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, is currently carrying out a review of the impact on technology on children, which will consider whether the government should issue recommended screen time limits.It follows research in the Lancet  Child and Adolescent Health which found that children who spend more than two hours a day on smartphones and video games have significantly worse brain development than those with more strict limits. Britain is increasingly “medicalising” children instead of bringing them up properly,  the head of the health service has warned.Simon Stevens said the NHS will expand its mental health services in response to rising levels of anxiety and distress fuelled by social media.But he said that far more needed to be done to protect children, by giving them an upbringing which shielded them from some of today’s pressures.Health officials are currently drawing up plans to improve access to children’s mental health services, with £2bn a year set aside for mental healthcare.  But Mr Stevens said society needed to take more fundamental steps, to give children a better chance in life.The head of the NHS has already backed The Daily Telegraph’s duty of care campaign, calling for more stringent regulation of social media sites, in order to protect children from harm.Yesterday he told MPs that society needed to take action on the “underlying causes” of the twin epidemics of obesity and mental health problems afflicting today’s children.“There are broader questions that I think are quite fundamental here,” he told the Public Accounts Committee, highlighting the impact of social media  on Britain’s youth.“What is it that is driving the increase in the mental health problems, self-harm, various other expressions of distress and lack of psychological wellbeing on the part of young people?” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgThe 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Share Tweet Email EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #BLUE-TURN: The garda pay deal has left other public sector unions unhappy, meanwhile the Taoiseach says martial law was never contemplated.2. #COURTS: Paul Cuddihy has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of 55-year-old Maria O’Brien, who died after she was stabbed more than 100 times.3. #BREXIT BACKLASH: Some British tabloids have been venting anger at the decision by the UK High Court that Brexit must be approved by parliament.4. #SUPER CRUISERS: Plans have been given the go-ahead for new berth that could see 250m cruise liners docking in Dún Laoghaire.5. #BADGE OF HONOUR: Fifa has charged the Republic of Ireland with wearing a political symbol during a football match after a British MP raised it in during a debate about the poppy. Short URL By Rónán Duffy Image: Shutterstock/Phonlamai Photo http://jrnl.ie/3063709 No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Phonlamai Photo Nov 4th 2016, 4:56 PM Friday 4 Nov 2016, 4:56 PM 7,682 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue as extradition bill withdrawal slammed as

first_img Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Image: Vincent Yu via PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4796262 Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 7:30 AM By AFP 6,821 Views Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue as extradition bill withdrawal slammed as ‘too little, too late’ Carrie Lam announced yesterday that she is scrapping the controversial extradition bill. an inquiry into police conductan amnesty for anyone arresteda retraction of the label “rioters” to describe protestersuniversal suffrage – the last a major red line for BeijingSo far Lam has consistently rejected those four demands, even though many say backing an independent inquiry could peel some moderate protesters away from the movement.  The timing of Lam’s bill withdrawal was a surprise but it came after leaked audio recordings emerged of her suggesting her options were limited because Beijing viewed the protests as a direct threat to China’s sovereignty and national security.China has increasingly portrayed the protests as a foreign-backed “colour revolution” and described radical demonstrators as “terrorists” and “separatists”. Speaking today, Lam insisted her decision to withdraw the bill was hers alone and that she received no direction from the mainland – although she said Beijing supported the move. “They respect my decision and they support it at every stage,” she said.- © AFP 2019 5 Comments Image: Vincent Yu via PA Images Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Short URL Source: AFP news agency/Twitter Online forums used by protesters have filled with calls for new rallies – including plans on Saturday to disrupt transport links to the city’s airport, a major regional aviation hub. More moderate pan-democrat lawmakers have also rejected the concession and even some pro-establishment figures within Lam’s camp have said the bill withdrawal will not do enough to curb public anger.Beyond calls to scrap the extradition bill, protesters had four core demands Initial response to Carrie Lam:1. Too little and too late now — Carrie Lam’s response comes after 7 lives sacrificed, more than 1,200 protestors arrested, in which many are mistreated in police station.— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) September 4, 2019 At a press conference today, Lam continued her newfound conciliatory tone, saying her decision to fully withdraw the bill was an attempt “to help prevent violence and stop chaos as soon as possible, resume the social order and help our economy and people’s livelihood to move forward”.“It is obvious to many of us that the discontentment in society extends far beyond the bill,” she added, saying she recognised that anger over inequality and the government had spiralled and needed to be solved.She renewed her appeal for protesters to enter into a dialogue with her administration and called on moderate protesters to abandon their more militant allies who have frequently clashed with riot police over the last 14 weeks.But there is little sign her belated concession will end protests of heal divisions in the international financial hub.Airport protest plansHong Kong’s protests are leaderless and organised through social media, encompassing a vast swathe of the city, from moderates to more radical groups. Since Lam’s announcement yesterday evening there has been uniform condemnation across the protest spectrum with activists vowing to keep up their campaign.At a “citizens press conference” yesterday evening – a useful gauge of the youth-led wing on the frontlines at rallies – an unidentified woman wearing a mask and helmet rejected the concession. “If Carrie Lam had withdrawn the bill two months ago, that may have been a quick fix,” she said. “But applying a band-aid months later on to rotting flesh will simply not cut it.”“Too little, too late,” prominent activist Joshua Wong said on Twitter. Share7 Tweet Email Sep 5th 2019, 7:30 AM VIDEO: 🇭🇰 Hong Kong’s leader #CarrieLam says her government will “formally withdraw” an extradition bill that triggered three months of pro-democracy protests “in order to fully allay public concerns” pic.twitter.com/fkZG3xlsJC— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 4, 2019 Source: Joshua Wong 黃之鋒/Twitter HONG KONG’S LEADER has urged pro-democracy protesters to end their demonstrations after her surprise decision to bow to one of their key demands was condemned as ‘too little, too late’.Carrie Lam, the city’s pro-Beijing chief executive, surprised many yesterday when after three months of rallies she suddenly announced she was scrapping a hugely unpopular extradition law.Millions of people have taken to Hong Kong’s streets since June in the biggest challenge to China’s rule of semi-autonomous Hong Kong since its handover from the British in 1997.The protests were sparked by a proposed bill allowing extraditions to the authoritarian mainland but as Beijing and Lam refused to budge the movement morphed into a broader campaign calling for democratic reforms and police accountability.Yesterday evening, Lam released a video message saying she was scrapping the bill entirely, a key demand of protesters. 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Klopp praises Sturridge in Liverpool return

first_imgThe England international had somehow managed to get himself forgotten at Anfield but is now back as he scored twice in the 7-0 “friendly” win against Chester.Injuries have been quite an issue for Daniel Sturridge in recent times – he had only nine appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool last season. However, that did not stop him from netting twice and showing an exquisite form overall on the field.Sturridge also played in six games while he was at West Brom but did not manage to find the net.“I saw a lot of good things from Daniel,” Klopp said, according to Goal.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Impressed? It takes a lot for Daniel to impress me because I know about his quality.”“Very positive week and today he looked really good. We started playing football when he was involved. That’s how it is.”Sturridge was far from the only star on the field as new acquisitions Fabinho and Naby Keita made their debuts for Liverpool.last_img read more

FCCs Pai proposes fix to giving Lifeline subsidies to dead people

first_imgThe FCC is proposing some “administrative” changes to its Lifeline subsidy program to root out fraud and abuse of the program. SOPA Images Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is looking to root out waste, fraud and abuse in the government’s phone subsidy program for the poor. But he’s not ready to cap the budget on the program just yet. On Monday, Pai’s office began circulating its latest proposal for cleaning up the program, which the government’s General Accounting Office stated in its 2017 report is rife with waste, fraud and abuse. The latest proposed action is what the FCC is calling an “administrative clean-up” but it doesn’t tackle some of the more controversial items on the agency’s to-do list, such as instituting a funding cap and excluding wireless resellers from participating in the program. The FCC is still considering those issues separately, according to a senior FCC official.The biggest fix to the Lifeline program in this proposal is making sure that subsidies go to people who are alive. A three-year audit of the program by the GAO in 2017 found that more than $1 million per year had gone to fake or deceased individuals. And more than a third of customers receiving the subsidy could not be confirmed as eligible for the program. The FCC said this is the kind of abuse it’s trying to address in this latest proposal. Specifically, the agency will put in additional requirements to ensure that carriers enrolling subscribers can verify the person is still living. It will also prohibit carriers from incentivizing employees or agencies tasked with signing up new customers by paying commissions for the number of customers they enroll. The $1.5 billion subsidy program known as Lifeline is designed to help low-income families pay for phone service by giving out a $9.25-per-month subsidy. Created in 1985, Lifeline was initially designed to provide discounts on traditional phone service for qualifying low-income families. It was revised in 2005 to add prepaid wireless mobile plans to the mix. It was expanded yet again in 2016 to help pay for broadband service. However, Lifeline has proven controversial as fraud and abuse of the program have been rampant throughout the years. The FCC under two previous chairmen has adopted measures to fix the problems. Democrat Julius Genachowski, appointed by President Obama during his first term in office, put into place a system that would root out duplicate applications and ensure that only one person in a household got Lifeline benefits. In 2016, Tom Wheeler, Obama’s second term pick for FCC chairman, created a National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier, which has yet to be fully deployed.  The program went live in March 2018 in six states: Colorado, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In June, it expanded the verifier to 11 more states: Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. The FCC said on a call with reporters on Monday that the identity verifier will be rolled out to the rest of the country by the end of this year. Pai’s FCC opened an inquiry in 2017 asking whether it should cap the program and exclude wireless resellers from offering Lifeline service. Critics say that these changes would gut the program and leave millions of poor Americans without phone service. Roughly 70% of Lifeline participants subscribe to service from a reseller. This latest proposal does not address the question of whether to cap the program’s funding or to eliminate resellers, FCC officials said. Pai’s latest Lifeline proposal has not been made public yet, and it’s not clear when the FCC will vote on it. Originally published August 19, 2:51 p.m. PTUpdated August 20, 12:48 p.m. PT: Added more details about efforts by previous FCC administrations to fix Lifeline problems. Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Post a comment Share your voice 0center_img Tags The FCC’s looking to kill off robocalls for good (The… 5:26 FCClast_img read more

Prince Harrys shocking behaviour towards staff Duke swears at those who work

first_imgPrince HarryGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have been facing a lot of criticism lately. Though the brunt of it has been directed at Meghan, she has been able to take it with poise. Or at least, she has been able to mask her displeasure quite well.But it looks like Prince Harry may be having a little more trouble keeping his emotions in check. Reportedly, Prince Harry was criticised for being unable to cope with the bad press he sometimes receives and was accused of having the “thinnest skin” in the Royal Family – unlike Meghan Markle who does not even read what the media writes about her.The harsh criticism of the Duke of Sussex came from talkRADIO host Dan Wootton who argued Prince Harry is “bristling about even the smallest criticism of him”. Which may not be the smartest move on his part. A Royal is expected to be cool, calm and collected, diplomatic even while dealing with criticism. A temper won’t help him.  Meghan MarkleThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Instagram (sussexroyal)Mr. Wootton claimed that unlike his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry reads absolutely everything it is written about him and “curses at his staff” when he is not happy about what he sees. He said: “I can tell you because I report a lot on the Royal Family, Harry has been bristling about even the smallest criticism of him for some years now…..And actually, he has the thinnest skin of any member of the Royal Family.”Well, if what he said about Prince Harry is true, he might not take kindly to being called thin-skinned.Mr. Wooton added: “So he will sit in that publicly funded mansion – because it’s not a cottage, it’s a £2.4million mansion refurbished by us on taxpayers money – he’ll watch the TV coverage and he’ll flick through the newspapers and look at all of those articles online about him, cursing his staff.”If this is indeed how Prince Harry behaves, then he may have to face a lot more criticism going forward. We hope that Meghan Markle can help him deal and cope with the criticism directed at them. You can check out the video here:last_img read more

Fire at City Heart Shopping Complex doused

first_imgfireA fire that broke out at ‘City Heart Shopping Complex’ in the capital’s Nayapaltan area, has been doused after nearly one and half hours of frantic efforts on Tuesday morning, reports news agency UNB.Fire service control room sources said that the fire broke out around 7:40am from the second floor of the market.On information, five firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 9:00am.However, smoke was seen billowing out from the fire but there is no casualty, said duty officer of the control room.The causes behind the fire could not be known yet.last_img read more

Doom Marine 16 scale action figure is expensive but totally worth it

first_imgThis figure is available to pre-order now for a whopping $260. That’s certainly a pretty penny, but seeing as how you’d be getting such a high quality product, it’s worth putting a small dent into your bank account. You’ll be charged the full amount upon purchase, but can always get a refund if the order is cancelled before the figure ships sometime in the second quarter of 2017. The ship date is subject to change but you will be notified if that happens.Spring 2017 won’t be here any time soon, so if you want to bring a piece of Doom home, you have plenty of time to save up for this expensive but awesome figure. Doom is one of the best games of 2016. It successfully resurrects the classic franchise by keeping the elements everyone loved while still being a thoroughly modern title. Having and playing the game may be good enough for most, but for those who want more, there is something extremely cool on the horizon. Bethesda is partnering with ThreeA to produce one hell of a collectible for the most hardcore Doom fans.The Doom Marine figure is a 1/6 scale replica of the game’s bloodthirsty protagonist. The figure stands over 13 inches tall and features 27 points of articulation, three sets of interchangeable hands, and of course, comes with a nice assortment of weapons. These tools of destruction include the chainsaw, plasma gun, shotgun, and super shotgun. The figure’s Praetor suit is also meticulously detailed and looks like it came straight out of the game. <>last_img read more

I try to create a lived history

first_img“That never stopped me from reading,” he said recollecting his childhood days which was filled with reading books by Enid Blyton and others.Ghosh articulated the finesse of language in telling a story while giving a preview of his new novel the third and final book of his Ibis trilogy, Flood of Fire, at Spring Fever by Penguin, a celebration of books and literature that began here on March 14, Ghosh, whose historical fictions that tend to make you “desperate for the end only to read it again,” are witness to the author’s extensive experimentation with the language. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Charting out how the language in fiction writing is distinctively different from that of a work of non-fiction, for instance his Countdown, Ghosh said, “Novel is not reflecting reality but creating reality, where language is used constitutively like clay.” It is in the usage of the language, in its repetitions, resonances and substitutions, he said, that a new word becomes “clear from the context that it means something.”  About English author Blyton’s pot beef he said, “How can I know what pot beef is unless I tasted it but I figured out it was some sort of food, and that’s all you need to know.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhile the genre of Ghosh’s fiction writing is fairly constant and revolves around historical events, the diversity of language in his works is beyond capture.In Hungry Tide, which is “a reflection on language and on translation,” he claimed to have tried his hand, much successfully, at experiencing metre.Having grown up bi-lingual, Ghosh said he owed a large faction of his research to his mother tongue Bengali. The metre called the payar chhanda too, he said, came from the 16th century Bengali poet Kashiram Das’ poetic rendition of the Mahabharata. As the facts blend effortlessly with the fiction to tell the enchanting tale of Fokir and Piyali in Ghosh’s book Hungry Tide, the language alternates between being poetic and scientific.Flood of Fire, being the third in the Ibis series, is the culmination of the journey that began in Calcutta, spanning over a significant part of Asia. For the author’s love of language, the book is replete with Hobson Jobson, with characters speaking Bhojpuri, Bengali, Chinese and French.The author admitted to have derived from this diversity “joy and sheer exuberance.” “It is really fun,” he said.Ghosh conspicuously romances the liberation that the art of writing offers, and perhaps that is why he bluntly dismissed the idea of writing about non-fictional characters from history.“It ties your hands too much,” he said. Asserting that bringing the factual aspect of history to the fore is the job of a historian, he expressed his sole interest in bringing out “the experiential aspect of history,” instead.“I try to create a lived history. I try to inhabit it,” he said. Ghosh’s Flood of Fire is expected to reach the stands by early June this year. The 58-year-old has written 10 highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, which include the Booker-nominated work The Sea of Poppies, The Glass Palace and The Shadow Lines, which won him a Sahitya Akademi award.last_img read more

Businesses help Animal AntiCruelty League

first_imgProceeds from the Adopt-a-Pet feature that was published in the Ladysmith Gazette newspaper were used to purchase dog food for the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL).Knowing that the league is in desperate need of dog food, the businesses, together with the Ladysmith Gazette team, are proud to know that the proceeds went towards a good cause.Great job, guys!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more