Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Anjelica Huston has also joined the film as a figure known as The Director. Other newcomers include Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, Jason Mantzoukas, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger Hu Chen. READ MOREHalle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast of “John Wick: Chapter 3.”The film, starring Keanu Reeves, will bring back Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick. It will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019. READ MOREJohn Wick 3 Has Officially Cast Halle Berry And MoreThe last we saw our favorite retired hitman and puppy avenger John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2, he was in a world of trouble, having been declared officially excommunicado from the Continental and dealing with a global contract out on his head. When it releases next year, John Wick: Chapter 3 will pick up after the events of the last film and find Keanu Reeves’ character facing countless threats with no sanctuary to turn to. READ MOREHalle Berry goes for kill, joins Keanu Reeves in assassin-filled ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’Halle Berry has joined a killer group of assassins facing Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3. The action film announced Monday that Berry would join a star-studded cast, including Anjelica Huston, for the third installment due out May 17, 2019.The casting details remain secretive, but Berry will star as an underworld assassin named Sofia, while Huston will play “The Director.” READ MORE Facebook HALLE BERRY JOINS KEANU REEVES IN ‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3’Director Chad Stahelski, who oversaw the mayhem in the first two movies, will be back behind the camera. Halle Berry has signed on to star opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3, the latest installment in Liongate’s action series. Director Chad Stahelski, who oversaw the mayhem in the first two movies, will be back behind the camera for Chapter 3.The story picks up after the events of Chapter 2, which finds Wick, a former assassin who tried and failed to live the quiet life, with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. READ MOREHALLE BERRY JOINS JOHN WICK 3Halle Berry has officially joined John Wick: Chapter 3. Berry confirmed on Instagram she will star opposite Keanu Reeves. Details about her character, which reportedly isn’t a villain, weren’t shared. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter
APTN National NewsKathleen Wynne is the minister of Aboriginal Affairs for the province of Ontario.APTN National News asked her some questions about what her government is doing for Attawapiskat.Wynne said she’s reached out to her federal counterpart, Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan, who is not returning her calls.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s RCMP detachment commander, Inspector Mike Kurvers, will be retiring at the end of this week.Fort St. John City Council took a moment to thank Kurvers on Monday for his 28 years of serving with the RCMP, the past four of which have been in the Energetic City. Kurvers was born in the Netherlands, and began his career with the RCMP in Moosomin, Saskatchewan in 1990.After several years, Kurvers’ career took him across the country, working general duty in Richmond and Mission, B.C. He spent seven and half years with the Emergency Response Team, the RCMP’s equivalent of the SWAT team, before moving to the West Shore RCMP in the Victoria area. Moving back to the Lower Mainland to stops at the detachments in Burnaby and Richmond once again, Insp. Kurvers got to experience first-hand the excitement of the 2010 Winter Olympics while serving as the detachment’s liaison for all of the City’s planning to host the Games.“The Olympic experience was fantastic,” said Kurvers. “We weren’t part of the integrated security unit, so Richmond had to development its own plans because we had the Olympic Oval and YVR. We created an operations plan for the Celebration site. I kind of lucked-out because Holland House was involved. I’m fluent in Dutch, so it was very handy.”After Richmond, Kurvers moved back to the Island District detachment in Victoria with the Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit before moving to become the detachment commander in Fort St. John in 2014.Kurvers said that the experience of commanding the detachment has been incredibly rewarding.“This place has been fantastic. The city has been great, Mayor has been great, Council’s been great, and members are good. They come and do their jobs.”Kurvers said that while he isn’t involved in the search for another Inspector that will take over as detachment commander, he says that Staff Sergeant Perret will serve as interim detachment commander for the time being.
Rabat – The Moroccan Royal family celebrated on Friday the “Berza” ceremony during which Prince Moulay Rachid and his spouse are officially shown in couple before their families and distinguished guests, according to the most authentic ritual of the Moroccan tradition.During the Berza ceremony (when the bride and the groom are installed to be seen and admired by the entire audience), the festive atmosphere prevailed and was marked by ululations, prayers for the happy couple and burning incense.Souvenir pictures of the King and Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan with the newly-wed couple were taken on this occasion. The ceremony crowns two days of festivities, notably the Hdiya procession (gift-offering ceremony) on Thursday which was marked by the participation of delegations from Morocco’s 16 regions displaying the Moroccan culture’s diversity and richness.On Thursday evening, the guests attended, in the Royal Palace, the traditional henna ceremony which is a basic ritual to celebrate the Moroccan wedding
The reinforcements will improve the operational capacity of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), in particular in protecting civilians, mission spokesman Hamadoun Touré told a news briefing in Abidjan, the commercial capital, where Gbagbo loyalists have attacked civilians supporting opposition leader Alassane Ouattara.Mr. Ouattara, the UN-certified and internationally recognized victor of November’s run-off election, is himself under siege in the city’s Golf Hotel.UNOCI itself has come under targeted attacks following a call made by a major Gbagbo loyalist, Charles Blé Goudé, leader of the Young Patriots, according to Guillaume Ngefa, the deputy director of UNOCI’s Human Rights Division. He told the same press briefing that 50 people had died in clashes between pro-Gbagbo and pro-Ouattara forces in one week, bringing the total death toll to 365 since violence erupted in mid-December. In New York, following a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy, the Security Council voiced deep concern at the escalating attacks on civilians in Abidjan, the increasing numbers of refugees and displaced persons, estimated in the scores of thousands, and the risk of a resurgence of the civil war that in 2002 split the country into a Government-held south and a rebel-controlled north.Calling on both sides to show the utmost restraint, the 15-member body condemned the violence perpetrated against UN personnel and civilians, reiterated its long-standing call to Mr. Gbagbo to lift the siege of the Golf Hotel, and urged UNOCI “to use all necessary means to carry out its mandate, in particular to protect civilians.” In addition, it repeated its readiness to impose sanctions against all those threatening the peace process, obstructing UNOCI and inciting hatred and violence.The 9,000-strong UNOCI has been supporting the stabilization and reunification efforts over the past seven years and was asked by all sides to certify the elections, which were meant to be the culminating point. But after Mr. Gbagbo’s rejection of the results and his demand that the mission withdraw, the Council authorized the immediate deployment of 2,000 more troops and three armed helicopters.“UNOCI wants to stress that these helicopters will be used to promote peace and provide protection,” Mr. Touré said, noting that the mission carried out 864 air and ground patrols throughout the country during the past week despite roadblocks and other obstacles.Mr. Ngefa voiced extreme concern at armed confrontations in the west and Yamoussoukro, the capital, as well as in some neighbourhoods of Abidjan, warning that those who violate human rights will be held accountable.Introducing her annual report in Geneva today, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay voiced extreme concern at the increasing violence and rights abuses in Côte d’Ivoire. “The flaring up of armed clashes in Abidjan and the west of the country puts civilians at grave risk,” she said. “A humanitarian crisis is unfolding as people flee the fighting. I deplore violent attacks by Laurent Gbagbo’s supporters against the United Nations.”Cote 3 March 2011United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire have received two attack helicopters, with a third on its way, to reinforce the world body’s mission as it confronts increasing violence sparked by former president Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to step down despite his defeat at the polls.
Princess Tsuguko (27 years old), a member of the Imperial House of Japan and the eldest daughter of Prince Takamado and Princess Takamado, will visit Sri Lanka from August 19 to August 23.She is to be a guest at the Perahera Festival, Sri Lanka’s largest traditional festival, Japanese media reports said. In March 2013, Princess Tsuguko graduated from the School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University. She is presently working at the Japan Committee for UNICEF, but attends ceremonies and functions at the Imperial Palace and accompanies her mother to some other official events. (Colombo Gazette) In 2008 she was included as 15th on the list of the “20 Hottest Young Royals” as compiled by Forbes Magazine, the list ranking young unmarried royals by “international Web and media presence as well as family wealth”. She will also visit the world heritage sites by the helicopter. Princess Tsuguko met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife when they visited Japan this year.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reaffirmed that the United Nations will fully support the work of an independent panel he commissioned to examine allegations of corruption surrounding the UN Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq.UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters today in New York that the Secretary-General welcomed a statement issued by panel chairman Paul Volcker, former head of the United States Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Annan “fully accepts the arrangements set out in that statement,” Mr. Eckhard said.In his statement yesterday, Mr. Volcker said that, at his request, the Secretary-General had taken the necessary steps to ensure that all UN staff cooperate fully with the investigation and that all relevant documents are secured solely for the committee’s use, according to the spokesman.Mr. Volcker also said that as the investigation proceeds, and as the committee arrives at an understanding of the substance and scope of the relevant documentation, including material in Baghdad, it will consider appropriate disclosure.Mr. Eckhard said the Secretary-General assured the inquiry of the full cooperation of all UN staff. “He earnestly hopes that the inquiry will reveal the full truth about the management of the programme, and repeats his undertaking to waive the immunity of any official found by the inquiry to have broken the law,” he said.The UN Oil-for-Food programme began operating in 1996 and allowed Iraq to use a portion of its oil revenues to purchase humanitarian relief. The effort was monitored by the Security Council “661” committee, which included representatives from all 15 countries on the Council.Until its termination in November 2003, the Programme oversaw the delivery of some $39 billion worth of humanitarian assistance to roughly 25 million people, many of whom were largely dependent on outside aid to survive since normal economic activity was severely constrained by sanctions imposed after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.
As many as 6,000 people are believed to have been taking shelter at the church, according to media reports. On 7 July, rebels purportedly entered the site and killed at least 27 people, including women and children.The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) “condemns in the strongest possible terms all acts of violence,” a UN spokesperson said in New York. The UN Mission remains actively engaged in efforts to end the violence and strongly encourages all parties to lay down they arms and engage in political and reconciliation processes aimed at putting a sustainable end to the cycle of violence in the country, he added.Violence in Bambari has escalated at an alarming rate, according to UN officials, and there is increased targeting of civilians in the area, which is reportedly home to one of the country’s Roman Catholic diocese.Fighting in the country overall has been increasing, fuelled by what are believed to inter-communal retaliatory attacks between anti-balaka and Séléka rebels, after the latter were ousted from power in January 2014. An estimated 2.2 million people are believed to be in need of humanitarian aid as a result.In late May, the UN Security Council strongly condemned the latest wave of violence in the country. It stressed that the CAR Transitional Authorities have the primary responsibility to protect civilians, and to encourage them to take the necessary measures to prevent further violence in the capital, Bangui, and throughout the country.
Des espèces de poissons menacées servies dans les cantines scolairesDorade sébaste ou grenadier de roche : la grande majorité des enfants français consomment à l’école des poissons menacés. L’ONG Bloom dresse ce constat après une étude menée dans les plus grandes villes du pays, et dénonce la non-information des parents.L’association Bloom, qui lutte pour la préservation des océans et des espèces marines qu’ils abritent, a mené une enquête sur l’approvisionnement en poissons des cantines des écoles maternelles et élémentaires françaises. Le constat est inquiétant : neuf villes sur dix servent des espèces de poissons issues de la pêche en eau profonde aux écoliers. La dorade sébaste, la lingue bleue ou le grenadier de roche, pêchés en eau profonde, sont par exemple régulièrement servis dans 90% des communes étudiées par l’ONG. Quant à la saumonette, qui regroupe certaines espèces de requins critiquement menacés, elle est proposée aux enfants de près de la moitié des villes interrogées. À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vous”Les écoliers sont ainsi malgré eux complices de la surpêche, de l’extinction d’espèces et de la destruction de l’environnement marin”, déplore Bloom dans un communiqué. Or les parents ne bénéficient d’aucune information quant à la provenance des poissons qui sont servis à leurs enfants. L’association demande alors aux fournisseurs et acheteurs de repas destinés aux cantines scolaires de fixer des exigences précises, de manière à éviter un approvisionnement en espèces menacées ou issues de la pêche destructrice.La pêche en eau profonde a un impact considérable sur les fonds marins. Généralement pratiquée à plus de 500 mètres de profondeur, elle requiert un matériel, tel que le chalut, qui dégrade les écosystèmes.Le 11 mai 2011 à 18:32 • Emmanuel Perrin
L’imprimante qui “désimprime”Des ingénieurs de l’Université de Cambridge, en Angleterre, viennent de développer une imprimante qui efface l’encre. Le processus, mis au point par des ingénieurs américains, consiste à utiliser de courtes impulsion laser. Ainsi, en chauffant la feuille, l’encre finit par s’effacer.David Leal-Ayala, qui a mené la recherche, explique au New Scientist: “quand vous lancez le laser sur la fine couche d’encre d’une feuille, il chauffe l’encre, jusqu’à ce que cette dernière s’évapore”. “En effet, l’encre est composée de carbone et d’un polymère plastique. Et c’est le polymère qui s’évapore”, ajoute-t-il.Ce procédé fonctionne, selon les chercheurs, avec n’importe quel type de papier et n’importe quelle encre et serait plus éco-responsable que le recyclage. Digital Trends précise que cette invention pourrait permettre la sauvegarde des forêts et réduire les émissions des carbone de 80%.Pourtant, il n’est pas nouveau. De nombreux constructeurs s’y sont déjà essayé. Mais un problème subsistait, car le papier finissait endommagé ou décoloré à l’issue du processus. Ou alors, il nécessitait l’utilisation d’une encre spécifique. Toshiba, qui vient de présenter un photocopieur qui efface l’encre des feuilles avant d’imprimer dessus, admet que l’appareil est dépendant de son encre “e-blue”.Utiliser un laser vertÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour remédier à ce problème, l’équipe d’ingénieurs a testé plusieurs lasers – ultraviolet, infrarouge… – à différentes vitesse. Et c’est avec un laser vert qu’ils ont obtenu les meilleurs résultats. Malgré une légère trace et après de nombreux tests, les chercheurs ont décrété que le papier effacé était “comparable à une feuille vierge qui n’aurait subi aucun traitement laser”.Cependant, de nombreuses recherches sont encore nécessaires avant que ce produit soit disponible à la vente. Les ingénieurs espèrent pouvoir rapidement développer un prototype viable. Mais le coût de fabrication d’un tel engin pourrait bien avoisiner les 19.000 livres. De quoi dissuader beaucoup d’entreprises qui pourraient alors préférer le recyclage. Pourtant, David Leal-Ayala explique à la BBC, que “quand nous recyclons, nous utilisons de nombreuses ressources: électricité, eau, éléments chimiques… Et soyons honnêtes, quand on imprime quelque chose, l’unique raison pour laquelle on ne ré-imprime pas sur la feuille, c’est parce-qu’il y a de l’encre dessus”.Le procédé pourrait bien aussi résoudre le problème de: comment imprimer quand vous n’avez pas de feuille blanche sous la main… Le 19 mars 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambert
Miralem Pjanic admits Juventus need to improve their Champions League form as he suggested Atletico Madrid have a “similar philosophy” to the Serie A side.The first leg of the Round of 16 is at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday evening.And Pjanic is wary of the threat posed by Diego Simeone’s men owing to their tactics and style of play.“Their philosophy is not easy to deal with at all, so it’s up to us to control both games and most importantly try to score a goal in Madrid,” the midfielder told Football Italia.“Atleti do have a lot of similarities with Juve, as both teams are solid, allow few spaces and don’t concede many goals.“They are very aggressive when marking or pressing opposition players, whereas we have stronger individual talents. That is where we must make the difference over the two legs.”The Champions League Final this season will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano.“They’ll be even more motivated because they want to play the Final on home turf, having played two in the last five years. They’ve got the same record reaching the Final in that period as Juve.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Pjanic claims the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo means Juventus are among the favourites to win the Champions League, which would be their first since 1996.Everyone. Everywhere. #GETREADY#AtletiJuve #UCL #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/yyuRKtMpMc— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 17, 2019“We feel strong, even if we’ve been knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta. Other than that, we’ve only had great results this season.“There have been some more complicated matches lately, so we need to improve in two or three areas when facing these knockout ties.“We’ve conceded too many goals recently and it is not like us. The team must defend as a unit and when I say all together, I really mean it. Even the strikers must participate in helping the defence.“This is an important year and we’ve got to focus.”
Three years after offering a reported $210 million for Playboy, Penthouse’s parent company has filed for Chapter 11. The FriendFinder Network owns and operates 36 digital properties in addition to publishing Penthouse, however it appears the company expanded too quickly in recent years.The late Bob Guccione founded Penthouse magazine in 1965 as an antidote to the success of Playboy. The magazine had a number of ups and downs since it was founded-including a 2003 bankruptcy that inspired Guccione to step down as CEO of parent company, General Media, in 2004. In 2007, the reformed Penthouse Media Group purchased the assets of Various, Inc. for $500 million. Various owned and operated several online dating sites, including AdultFriendFinder.com. The corporation became FriendFinder Networks soon after the merger. In 2009 and 2010 FriendFinder Networks was ranked as one of Inc.’s fastest growing companies, swelling by nearly 1000 percent in a four-year span. And in 2010 it was reported the corporation secured upwards of $551 million in an effort to roll out its IPO. Times have not been good since, however. Its 36 sites have not been profitable, despite massive investments and marketing efforts. Even worse, the corporation reportedly has somewhere between $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities with only $10 million in assets behind it.FriendFinder Networks generated $293.7 million over four consecutive quarters ending June 30 2013 and its NasdaqGM (FFN) 52-week range has been a volatile .18-1.00. Representatives from the corporation and Penthouse could not be reached for comment, so it is uncertain what the magazine’s future is. However, the Penthouse brand carries a circulation of 109,000, a TV division, an e-commerce site and 10 live-entertainment clubs around the world.
Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper assured DOD staff in a Pentagon memo Monday that despite last week’s sudden departure of former acting agency chief Patrick Shanahan, the department will stay its course, The Hill reported.Esper, previously Secretary of the Army, emphasized the administration’s National Security Strategy as the agency’s path forward, according to the report.“As we continue to advance the Nation’s security, let me reaffirm our path forward,” Esper wrote. “The National Security Strategy remains our guiding document, and everything we do should support its stated objectives. The Department’s priorities remain unchanged.”Esper also highlighted three main department objectives including building a more lethal force, strengthening alliances and attracting new partners, and reforming internal DOD practices.He also emphasized that top DOD leaders should demonstrate “those values and behavior that represent the best of the military profession and mark the character and integrity of the Armed Forces that the American people admire.”Esper became under secretary of the Army in 2017. He is a West Point graduate who has also served as a Senate aide and a top Raytheon executive. If confirmed, he would be President Donald Trump’s second permanent Defense secretary.Photo by Will Noonan/ADC ADC AUTHOR
There have been debates and controversies, both at home and abroad, over the number of votes, turnout of voters and the margin of victory between the winning grand alliance and the opposition candidates in 11th parliamentary elections held in 30 December.The ruling Awami League-led grand alliance secured 288 seats while the AL itself won 257 seats in the 260 where it alone contested.Not only had the number of seats, the votes received by the winning candidates and the ratio exceeded all the records in the past.The unofficial results, given by the election commission, showed the grand alliance obtained 75 per cent of the total turnout while the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s coalition Jatiya Oikya Front received only 12 to 15 per cent of the votes.Among the winning candidates, 110 obtained 90 per cent of the total votes.Such a huge number of votes created discomfort even in the ruling camp.The BNP rejected the poll results while the masses have been stunned by the results.This has been a hot topic in the foreign media as well. Leading US daily The Washington Post wrote that such a margin of victory was hardly expected in a democratic nation like Bangladesh.The victory and the campaign before the election seemed to be exclusively for the ruling party. On election day, the AL simply grabbed the entire field.There were no agents for the Oikya Front candidates. The BNP alleged the police and administration facilitated the vote rigging.As many as 17 people died in election violence on voting day.However, AL president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said, the BNP itself is responsible for its electoral debacle.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda said, “The polls results were based on how the people voted.”Various political analysts think the BNP lacked preparations and organisational control over the party which is one of the reasons of the grand alliance’s landslide victory.However, political analysts also believe, the way the BNP candidates have been defeated by such huge margins, there would be doubts about the overall results of the elections.Former election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain told Prothom Alo that the BNP even at its lowest in 2008 elections secured 27 seats and 30 per cent of the turnout. The present record low number of votes matter needs to be analysed, he added.Notably, the AL secured 49 per cent of the total votes cast in 2008 election while the BNP got 33 per cent.110 candidates got 90 per cent votesA total of 110 candidates obtained 90 per cent of the total votes. Of them, 108 are AL candidates. The other two were from the Awami League-led alliance — Mostafa Lutfulla of Workers Party in Satkhira-1 and Jatiya Party’s Anwar Hossain in Pirojpur-2 constituency.The five of the six candidates who got 99 per cent of the total votes, are health minister Mohammad Nasim in Sirajganj-1, Faruk Khan in Gopalganj-1, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in Gopalganj-2, Nur-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton in Madaripur-1 and Iqbal Hossain in Shariatpur-1.And AL chief Sheikh Hasina got over 99 per cent of the votes this time which was as much as 97 per cent in 2008 elections.The Oikya Front candidates got less than 1 per cent of the votes in these seats.Among the winners, 89 candidates received 80 to 90 per cent of the votes, 45 got 70 to 79 per cent, 28 candidates received 60 to 69 per cent, 18 people got 50 to 59 per cent and six others received 30 to 49 per cent of the votes. Information about the remaining two candidates was not available. The opponents of the grand alliance candidates got less than 10 per cent of the votes in 146 seats. Of these, candidates in at least 83 seats have received less than 5 per cent of the total vote. Almost all of them were Oikya Front candidates.The initial data of the poll results obtained from the election commission showed the above picture.Competition in only 17 constituenciesThe poll results also showed that the polling was competitive in only 17 of the 298 parliamentary constituencies. Most of the seats are in northern region. For instance, Awami League candidate Mazharul Haque secured 55 per cent votes in Panchagarh-1 constituency while his opponent BNP candidate received 42 per cent votes.In contrast, the BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has won with a wide margin in Bogura-6 that is generally the contesting seat for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. He got 81 per cent of the votes. His nearest rival Jatiya Party’s Nurul Islam Omar got only 15 per cent votes.However, Fakhrul was beaten by a wide margin in his own constituency Thakurgaon-3. He received only 36 per cent of the votes while Ramesh Chandra Sen of Awami League, received 63 per cent.BNP lost in its strongholdBNP candidates never lost in Feni-1 and 3 from 1991 to 2008. Similarly Laxmipur 1, 3 and 4 constituencies are known as the BNP’s strongholds. In these seats, the Oikya Front candidates lost by a huge margin. The BNP did not get more than 11 per cent votes in any of the three seats of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s own area, Feni.BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s hometown is considered to be a strong seat for the party. The BNP has fared relatively better in the seats. In Bogura, the BNP candidates won in two seats (Bogura-4 and 6) among seven.The BNP candidates got nearly 6 per cent votes in Bogura-1, 25 per cent in Bogura-2, 26 per cent in Bogura-3 and 12 per cent in Bogura-5.Victory with big marginIn the majority of the seats, the margin of votes is more than several thousand. The AL candidate in the Dhaka-19 constituency won with the biggest margin. The difference of total votes with his opponent BNP candidate is 420,648.Zillul Hakim of Rajbari-2 won by 393,000 votes. AHM Mustafa Kamal in Cumilla-10 received 392,000 more votes than his opponent. AL candidate in Jamalpur-3, Mirza Azam secured 380,000 more votes while Ekramul B Chowdhury of Noakhali-4 received 372,00 more votes than his rival candidate.AL candidates in Brahmanbaria-3, Jamalpur-5, Pirozpur-1, Jashore-3 and Sirajganj-1 have received more than 300,00 votes each than their rivals.Fall of BNP heavyweightsMany heavyweight candidates of BNP have lost by big margins as well. BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed contested in Noakhali-5 seat against AL general secretary Obaidul Quader. Moudud got only 10,970 votes in the constituency. And Obaidul Quader got 93 per cent of the total votes that is counted to be 252,744 votes.Another standing committee member of BNP, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain lost in two seats in Cumilla-1 and 2.Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, also a BNP standing committee member, contesting in Chattogram-11, received only 52,898 votes while Mirza Abbas in Dhaka-8 and Goyeshwar Chandra Roy in Dhaka-3 obtained 38,717 and 16,612 votes respectively.National University vice-chancellor, political scientist Harun-ur-Rashid said the way the BNP or Oikya Front took part in the election cannot not be called a contest.“They did not take part in the election wholeheartedly. They were complaining all the time from the very beginning,” he added.“The BNP lost the election because it lacked organisational and ideological strength. The BNP would have faced the same consequence, no matter which political government conducted the election,” Harun-ur-Rashid concluded.* This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakat
By The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming a TriMet bus driver violated his civil rights by refusing to let him board a bus because he is Black.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 54-year-old Willie Taylor filed the complaint Thursday.(Courtesy Photo/(Trimet.org)Taylor is asking for a federal jury trial to determine whether his rights to equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution were violated when he says a White bus driver refused to let him board a bus July 30.Taylor says he was waiting on bus platform when the driver got on the bus, closed the door and refused to let Taylor onboard despite his pleas. The bus driver left and then stopped in the street and let a White woman board, according to Taylor’s lawsuit.TriMet declined to comment on the case citing active litigation.___Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com
CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that left two people dead.The Prince George’s County Police Department issued a news release saying that 20-year-old Sean Davis Jr. of Accokeek was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting Thursday night in Clinton.The news release said that two 19-year-old men died in the shooting.Officers responding to calls about the shooting found one man wounded around 7 p.m., and the second man arrived at a hospital suffering a wound. Both died of their wounds.The news release says that investigators believed Davis set up a drug transaction with the two men with the intention of robbing them.Davis faces charges including first and second degree murder. Police media representatives didn’t immediately respond to an email asking if Davis has an attorney.
In 200 IM, Maria Sumida was fifth 2:02.71, Grace Oglesby was sixth (2:03.81), Diana Dunn was 7th (2:03.84), and Mariia Astashkina was 8th (2:05.62). For the men, Jarrett Jones touched third in the 200 IM with a 1:50.43. Evgenii Somov was fifth in 1:50.98 and Daniel Sos was 7th with a 1:51.14 followed by Chase Sellers at 1:54.33. In men’s 1M Diving, Daniel Pinto took fourth place for the Cards with a 322.88, Daniel Fecteau was fifth with a 306.98 and Sean Riley put up a 259.50. In women’s 3M diving: Cardinal Molly Fears was second with a score of 325.50, Michaela Sliney was third with a 266.10, Brianna Price was fourth with a 258.08, Annika Holland had a 239.40 9, Elizabeth Lambert posted a 201.53 and Sophia Middendorf had a 179.63. The No. 3 Indiana men’s team defeated the No. 8 Louisville men 187-106 for the Hoosiers’ 30th straight dual meet victory. The No. 16 ranked Cardinal women fell to the 11-ranked Hoosiers 154.5-145.5 with the Cardinals winning seven events and both relays. The swimming events began with the women opening the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:40.47 put up by Alina Kendzior (25.46), Mariia Astashkina (28.30), Oglesby,24.45 and an anchor of 22.26 by Comerford. The Cardinal B relay touched second in 1:42.13 put up by Ashlyn Schoof (26.36), Kaylee Wheeler (28.43), Nastja Govejsek (24.38) and Casey Fanz 22.96. The Cardinals’ men’s 200 medley relay touched second with a time of 1:27.23 put up by Nick Albiero (22.22), Evgenii Somov (24.28), Zach Harting (21.41) and Andrej Barna (19.32). In the 500 free, Maria Sumida takes third in 4:52.56 and Sophie Cattermole is sixth in 4:58.19. Arina Openysheva is 7th in 5:02.61 and Emily Moser wraps up the field with a 5:19.51 for 8th. For the men, UofL’s Colton Paulson was second with a time of 4:34.42, followed closely by T.C. Smith’s third place time of 4:35.95 and Marcelo Acosta’s 4:36.52 and Graham Barrett’s 4:39.07 for fourth and fifth. In women’s 1-meter diving: Molly Fears was second with a 284.18, Michaela Sliney was third with a score of 282.23, Annika Holland was fifth with a 252.90 and Brianna Price was sixth with a 249.23, Elizabeth Lambert took tenth with a 206.18 and Sophia Middendorf was 11th with a 151.88. In men’s 3M Diving, Daniel Pinto was fourth with a score of 362.85 and Daniel Fecteau was seventh with a score of 304.95 for the Cards. In the women’s 1000 freestyle, Sophie Cattermole was the top Cardinal, touching fourth in 10:06.50. Teammate Emily Moser was sixth in 10:47.26. For the Cardinal men, Marcelo Acosta stopped the clock at 9:12.62 for third place. Fellow Cardinal Graham Barrett was 6th in 9:26.43 and TC Smith was 7th in 9:26.97 with Hayden Curley finishing 8th in 9:30.46. The No. 8/16 Louisville Cardinals fell to the No. 3/11-ranked Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams Friday afternoon at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. The Cardinals took the top two spots in the 200 butterfly with Grace Oglesby taking top honors with a 1:59.70 as the only sub two minute finisher. Alena Kraus was second in 2:01.07 and Carley Lowe was seventh in 2:06.15, Kelly Tichenor finished out the event in eighth in 2:07.59. For the men, Nick Albiero was second in the 200 butterfly with a 1:47.49. Zach Harting was fourth in 1:48.04, Jarrett Jones was 6th in 1:49.80 and Daniel Sos completed the Cards’ slate with a 1:51.03. Cardinal senior Alina Kendzior won the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.90. Teammate Ashlyn Schoof was sixth in 56.68 and Sofie Underdahl was 7th in 56.93. For the men in the same event, Mitchell Whyte touched second with a time of 48.22. Nikkos Sofianidis was third in 49.05 and Jack Wever was sixth in 50.31. For the Cardinals in the women’s platform, Annika Holland was third with a 240.75 followed by Brianna Price in fourth with a 208.80 and Sophia Middendorf in sixth with a 143.03. On the men’s side, the Cardinals were led by Daniel Fecteau, who finishesd third on the platform with a score of 286.20. Mariia Astashkina took third in the 100 breast, posting a 1:02.69. Morgan Friesen was fourth in 1:03.15, Kaylee Wheeler was seventh in 1:03.33 and Lauren James was eighth in 1:05.21. For the men, Cardinal sophomore Evgenii Somov hit the wall second with a time of 54.91. Chase Sellers was 6th in 57.95, Michael Hampel was 7th in 57.98 and Griffin Manning was 8th in 59.73. Senior Mallory Comerford won the 200 free in 1:47.31 for the Cardinals with teammates Diana Dunn touching fourth in 1:50.23, Arina Openysheva was fifth in 1:50.40 and Annette Schultz was 8th in 1:52.90. On the men’s side, Cardinal Bartosz Piszczorowicz touched third in the men’s 200 free with a 1:38.56. Colton Paulson was fourth in 1:38.73, Kyle Worrell was seventh in 1:42.35 and Sam Steele was eighth in 1:43.17. The Cardinal women took the 400 free relay in 3:19.50 with Avery Braunecker (51.00), Mallory Comerford (48.70), Casey Fanz (50.01), Arina Openysheva (49.79) for the win. In the 400 free relay, Matyi Kovacs (45.67), Tanner Cummings (45.46), Abel Aulbach (46.43) and Colton Paulson (45.49) put up a time of 3:03.05 to touch third. Mallory Comerford won her second sprint event with the 49.71 win in the 100 free. Avery Braunecker was third in 51.18, Casey Fanz was 6th in 51.43 and Lainey Visscher is 7th in 51.56. For the men, Andrej Barna was second in the men’s 50 freestyle with a 44.27. Bartosz Piszczorowicz was third in 44.99, Tanner Cummings was 6th in 46.27 and Mate Kovacs was 7th in 46.68. Mariia Astashkina touched fifth in the 200 breast with a 2:16.19, Morgan Friesen is close behind with a sixth place time of 2:16.49. Lauren James was 7th in 2:20.83 and Kaylee Wheeler was 8th in 2:24.40. Evgenii Somov touched third in a wild finish of the men’s 200 breaststroke. He was one of three under two minutes with a 1:59.89. Daniel Sos was sixth in 2:05.65 and Michael Hemple was seventh in 2:08.41. Grace Oglesby holds off the Hoosiers for the win in the 100 fly with a time of 53.77. Alina Kendzior was fourth in 54.90, Alena Kraus was fifth in 55.11 and Nastja Govejsek was sixth in 55.78. Zach Harting touched second in the men’s 100 fly with a 47.84. Nick Albiero was fourth in 48.84. Nikkos Sofianidis was seventh in 49.83 and Mitchell Whyte was eighth in 50.35. Complete Results IU vs, UL Swim Senior Alina Kendzior gets her third win of the day with the victory in the 200 backstroke, going 1:59.32. Sofie Underdahl was fourth in 2:00.92, Annette Schultz was fifth in 2:03.07, and Ashlyn Schoof was seventh in 2:04.15. Nikkos Sofianidis was the top Cardinal finisher in the men’s 200 backstroke with a fourth place time of 1:48.20. Mitchell Whyte was fifth in 1:48.31 and Jack Wever was 7th in 1:50.25! Avery Braunecker was the fastest in the field with the winning time of 23.07 in the 50 free. Arina Openysheva was third in 23.38, Lainey Visscher was 5th in 23.56 and Casey Fanz was 6th in 23.58 in a hotly contested finish. Andrej Barna took second in the men’s 50 free with a 20.21 with teammate. Mihalis Deliyiannis taking fifth in 20.64 and Matyi Kovacs putting up a 21.00 for eighth. Story Links The Cardinal women were buoyed by multiple winners Mallory Comerford (100 free, 200 free, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay), Alina Kendzior (100 back, 200 back, 200 medley relay), Grace Oglesby (100 fly, 200 fly, 200 medley relay) and Avery Braunecker (40 free, 400 free relay). Print Friendly Version
“He’s too easily hit. He doesn’t have any attributes to aide him. He doesn’t have reach. He doesn’t have height. He doesn’t have size. I can’t see it going any other way than a dominating performance, and a stoppage by knockout or strangle.”He continued, “I’m gonna go and cement my name in history, and raise these two world titles. And bring that army, because you’re gonna need that army to take that belt off of me. That’s what I’m saying.”When Colin asked McGregor if he has any pre-fight superstitions or routines he uses to get into the zone, he scoffed at the idea of superstitions, which he equated to fear.“That’s superstition. And to me, superstition is another word for fear. And I don’t have that. I don’t need a pair of lucky jocks, and I don’t have those jocks, it’s over. All that is ridiculous to me. It’s just another day for me. Whooping ass, and looking good.”“Superstition is simply another word for fear… It’s just another day for me doing what I do. Whoopin’ ass & looking good”- Conor McGregor pic.twitter.com/6lrODu2tVM— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 10, 2016Madison Square Garden is built for stars, and there won’t be a bigger star in New York on Saturday night than Conor McGregor at UFC 205. It should be electric.Conor McGregor responds to Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) calling him “the least intimidating fighter” he’s ever met. pic.twitter.com/e6QDBPJupg— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 10, 2016 Advertisement The UFC will finally make its New York debut on Saturday night after a protracted legal battle with the New York State Athletic Commission. UFC 205 is set to invade the mecca of Madison Square Garden for the sport’s first blockbuster event in the Big Apple.The sport’s biggest mainstream megastar, and featherweight champ, Conor McGregor is headlining the massive pay-per-view, and will fight lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the 205 main event.Today, he joined The Herd ahead of the pre-fight press conference to rant on the sport’s MSG debut, his place in the sport, and his mindset heading into the Alvarez fight.When asked to give a scouting report on Alvarez and his predictions for the fight, McGregor, true to form, didn’t hold back.
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