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December 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBrowse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on November 4, 2013. By Barbara O’NeillHow will the Affordable Care Act apply to Veterans who sometimes use VA services?Veterans who qualify and receive VA benefits do not need to purchase coverage. VA benefits remain unchanged.Some may choose to sign up for coverage in individual state marketplaces to supplement their current VA coverage.last_img read more

December 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgA resident of the Fishers community in Indiana for over a decade, Gurinder Singh Khalsa is a prominent business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has worked with public service leaders and organisations across the state and nation.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

November 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment
first_imgLena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday.And neutrals, too.These ladies sure did sizzle in their red and blue numbers on the red carpetOn Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline.Julia Roberts, at 46, had fashion observers near speechless as she showed off her legs in a bubbly beaded mini in deep blue. Keke Palmer, of “The Trip to Bountiful,” wowed in a blue cobalt trumpet-shaped gown from Rubin Singer. Layers of fabric skimmed the gown, and a structured strapless bodice was cut in a deep V.Baby bumps represented. Hayden Panettiere (who announced it’s a girl) lovingly stroked her belly in a metallic fitted gown. Amanda Peet, pregnant with her third child, was in an unfortunate, empire-waisted floral.Hayden Panettiere showed off her baby bump in effortless fashionWashington bucked the color trend in fitted orange Prada with a high slit and beaded front pleats.”I saw it hanging there and I knew it was a contender,” she told The Associated Press. “I threw it on during a lunch break when I was shooting `Scandal’ and fell in love.”advertisementSofia Vergara, always a red carpet stunner, went for a more classic look in a fitted white Roberto Cavalli gown with a space agey bodice that showed less of her cleavage than usual.Sofia Vergara donned a more conservative look on the red carpet this time roundAllison Janney, who won best supporting actress in a comedy for her “Mom” role, looked anything but: Her velvet magenta gown seriously hugged her in all the right places.”I love this dress because it makes me look like I have the tiniest waist. I put this on and everyone was like, `Done!'”Taylor Schilling and her “Orange is the New Black” crew walked early – Schilling dressed in a lighter-than-air, pale halter gown with subtle sparkle and fellow cast member Uzo Aduba in strapless red.”I enjoy a nice non-color,” Schilling joked on E! “It just felt sort of timeless.”Aduba has been having big fun in fashion since the Netflix show has grown popular. Earlier this month, she won a Creative Arts Emmy for her role as Crazy Eyes.”I wanted something beautiful,” she told the AP of her custom Christian Siriano.Laverne Cox, another of the show’s co-stars, chatted on the carpet in a caped, white gown by one her favorite designers, Marc Bouwer. Fred Leighton diamonds were sewn into the dress that sported a chest-baring neckline.Robin Wright decided against a dress altogether. She wore a Ralph Lauren Collection custom silk jumpsuit in cream with a tuxedo-style front and wide open back to her waist.Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” represented early for the men, wearing a serious scowl like his character and sporting a top-knot.last_img
November 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Haryana Steelerspro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming First Published: September 2, 2019, 4:34 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Riding high on confidence both Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers will be eager to continue their winning momentum as they meet at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday, September 2. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 clash between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers will take place at 7.30PM. In the 71st match of PKL 2019, Haryana will want to seal their position in the top 6 while Pune will aim to produce an all-round performance.There are two Pro Kabaddi League 2019 matches lined up on Monday. The first match is between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers, which will start at 7.30PM. In the second match of the day, Telugu Titans will take on Tamil Thalaivas at 8.30PM. This year twelve teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers match start?The 71th match of PKL season 7 is scheduled to start at 7.30PM. The match between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers will be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers on TV?The PKL 2019 Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. last_img read more

November 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDoha: The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after reaching the finals in the World Championships here on Saturday.The quartet of Muhammed Anas, V K Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Tom Nirmal Noah clocked 3 minutes 16.14 seconds to finish third and in heat number 2 and book a berth in next year’s Olympics. The top 3 in each of the two heats and the next two fastest qualify for the final of the World Championships to be held on Sunday. 2020 tokyo olympicsiaaf world championshipsIndiaJisna Mathew First Published: September 28, 2019, 11:22 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The Indian 4x400m Mixed Relay team of #TOPSAthlete @muhammedanasyah,#VKVismaya, #JisnaMatthew & #NoahNirmalTom qualified for the final at World #Athletics C’ships after finishing 3rd in Heat2 in a time of 3:16.14.Finals at 1:05 AM IST on Monday. Our best wishes!@RijijuOffice pic.twitter.com/fm20AE3Ooh— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) September 28, 2019The finalists (top 8) in relay races in the World Championships are automatic qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics. last_img read more

November 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFIFA, football’s world governing body, has started an investigation into alleged homophobic chants by Mexican fans during their country’s shock victory against defending champions Germany in the World Cup on Sunday.Germany were the clear favourites as they took on Mexico in their opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But the North Americans had other ideas as they pulled off a massive upset with a 1-0 win at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium.FIFA said it was “collecting the different match reports and potential evidence in regards to the matter, including the one from the anti-discrimination match observer who was present at the game as part of FIFA’s anti-discrimination monitoring system.”FIFA added that it could not comment further until it had evaluated all the information.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEMexico fans have long shouted an insult that gay rights groups argue is homophobic at keepers taking goal kicks.Mexico shock Germany, Swiss deny 5-time champions BrazilThe country has been fined several times during World Cup qualifying play over the slurs.Best goal of my entire life: Mexico’s Lozano on his winner vs GermanyMexico’s football federation (FMF) has in the past appealed to fans to refrain from using the chant.WORLD CUP 2018 DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTSThe historic win was earned through Hirving Lozano’s goal. The 22-year-old scored in the 35th minute with a low shot past Manuel Neuer. The goal led to wild celebrations in the stadium and back home in Mexico.Earthquake detected in Mexico after Lozano stuns GermanyadvertisementSuch was the magnitude of the celebration in Mexico that it caused an “artificial” earthquake according to SIMMSA, the body that monitors and analyses seismic activity in the country.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

November 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMohamed Salah Mohamed Salah returns from injury with start for Egypt against Russia Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:00 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Mohamed Salah Egypt World Cup 2018 Getty Mohamed Salah Russia v Egypt Russia Egypt World Cup African All Stars The star attacker will make his World Cup debut as he returns from injury in a crucial match for his country against the hosts Mohamed Salah is set to make his long-awaited World Cup debut after being named to Egypt’s starting XI for the country’s crucial Group A match against tournament hosts Russia.The Liverpool star’s availability for the World Cup has been the subject of much speculation since he was injured in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26.Both Salah and Egypt had said he would be fit in time to feature for the Pharaohs, and he was named to the team’s final 23-man roster. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, while Salah was named to the bench for Egypt’s opener, a 1-0 loss to Uruguay, but did not make an appearance in the defeat. That came after Egypt head coach Hector Cuper had declared Salah a virtual certainty to play, with Cuper then saying after the loss that he did not want to risk Salah in the contest.Subsequently, the Egyptian Football Association declared Salah had been fit to play and would be available against Russia. But Salah’s fitness remained a question, with Cuper admitting he faced a late fitness test Monday to ensure he was ready for the match Tuesday.However, Salah appears to have passed that test, as he will start in the right attacking midfield role for Egypt against the hosts.إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup #ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS 🆚 #Egy pic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018The forward will make his World Cup debut on the heels of a record-breaking season with Liverpool, in which he scored 44 goals and broke the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season.Egypt’s hopes for advancing to the knockout stage may well rest on the contest.After Russia won 5-0 against Saudi Arabia in the opener, the hosts hold a strong goal difference advantage over Egypt, meaning the Pharaohs may well need three points to have a realistic chance at advancing.last_img read more

October 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgToni Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023In a move to rebuild the squad after a disappointing season, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos extended his tie with the club for 4 seasons over the 3 years left on his original contract.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MadridMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 20:03 IST Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid. ( Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSReal Madrid extended Toni Kroos’s contract till 2023 joined Madrid in 2014, made 233 appearances and won 12 trophies during his five-year spellKroos won three UEFA Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups and a La Liga crownReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the club for four seasons, the La Liga side said on Monday.The 29-year-old German international had three years left on his deal but will now stay a further season until 2023 at the club which is presided over by Florentino Perez, reports Efe news.”Real Madrid and Toni Kroos have come to an agreement on a contract extension which will see the player linked to the club until 30 June, 2023,” the club said in a statement.The former Bayern Munich player joined Madrid in 2014, made 233 appearances and won 12 trophies during his five-year spell, including three UEFA Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups and a La Liga crown.He played in 28 La Liga games and eight in the Champions League this season.This is the first move that Madrid has made so far this summer as head coach Zinedine Zidane undertakes to rebuild his squad after a disappointing season in which it was eliminated from the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, while it only managed to finish third in La Liga’s end-of-season standings.Madrid ended its La Liga season on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Real Betis to be 19 points away from leader Barcelona.Kroos had his first appearance with the Spanish club in the 2014 Super Cup 2-0 win over Sevilla, a month after he lifted the 2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup with Germany.Also Read | 11 soccer players arrested in Georgia in match-fixing caseAlso Read | Kylian Mbappe hints at move away from PSGAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Real MadridFollow Toni KroosFollow UEFA Champions LeagueFollow UEFA Super CupsFollow La Liga crown Nextlast_img read more

October 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe final piece of the wreck of the MV Miner was removed today, June 22, from the coast of Scatarie Island, an environmentally protected area near the Cape Breton community of Main-à-Dieu. “For the first time in a long time, Scatarie Island looks as it should,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “I’d like to thank the Main-à-Dieu Community Association for their support and advocacy on this important project.” RJ MacIsaac, an Antigonish-based contractor, was awarded the $11.9-million contract to remove the ship. Once work began, an additional 32 tonnes of asbestos and more than 26,000 litres of diesel fuel was removed. The additional cost is still being finalized. “If the wreck had been left to erode into the ocean, those contaminants would have permanently damaged the fragile and lucrative fishing grounds off the Scatarie coast,” said Mr. MacLellan. Mr. MacLellan also reiterated the federal government should help cover the additional cost of removing contaminants. “Once we have a final cost for removal of contaminants from the vessel, I will be presenting those numbers to the federal government for help with the cost.” The next step will be to tear down the temporary camp and structures, including the jetty, which was established during the project. The contractor will schedule work around the fishing season. “We are thrilled and relieved at the safe removal of the last remnants of the MV Miner from the shores of Scatarie Island — soon to be a pristine wilderness once more,” said Sean Howard, Main-à-Dieu Community Development Association. “For nearly four years, the community has lived in the shadow of the wreck, a blight and menace in the heart of our fragile marine ecology and vital lobster fishery.” The MV Miner was a bulk carrier that ran aground ago off the coast of Scatarie Island.last_img read more

October 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAarti Sehwag, wife of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, has filed a complaint against her business partners, alleging that they took Rs 4.5 crore loan by forging her signatures. In a complaint filed on Friday, Aarti, a partner in an agro-based company, named eight of her business partners claiming that they took the loan from a Delhi-based creditor without her knowledge. “The accused persons approached the creditors without any consent and knowledge of the complainant … and availed loan of Rs 4.5 crore from them,” the complaint submitted by Aarti to the police stated. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayShe said that the accused influenced the creditors by using her husband’s name and later forged her signatures on the tripartite agreement. Two postdated cheques were issued to the creditors. The firm later failed to pay back the loan amount.”Due to the default, the creditors invoked the arbitration clause and filed a complaint in the court. During the proceeding, it was shocking for the complainant to see her signature and partite agreement, which she had never signed,” it added.Based on Aarti’s complaint, the police has registered an FIR against the accused under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly), 468 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.(Inputs from DNAIndia.com)last_img read more

October 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNew Delhi: Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Saturday told a Delhi court that he was willing to join the probe into the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, while seeking cancellation of a non-bailable warrant issued against him. Puri told special judge Arvind Kumar that he wrote some e-mails to the Enforcement Directorate expressing his desire to join the investigation but the agency did not respond. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”You issued NBW against him (Puri) because he was not joining the investigation. But now ED is not calling him to join the investigation. We need court’s directions to stay the NBW,” Puri’s advocate Vijay Aggarwal told the court. The court was also informed by Puri that he has got interim protection from arrested in the case by the Delhi High Court. However, the ED opposed the application saying its sole purpose was to create confusion. “We are opposing the stay on NBW. This is just to create confusion by filing multiple applications. Ratul Puri e-mailed on August 15 to join the probe. Now we will take our call… We called him regularly to join the investigation but he did not come,” the agency said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The court has fixed August 19 as the next date for hearing further arguments on the application. The ED said that it will file a detailed reply to the application on the next date of hearing. The court had earlier issued NBW against Puri while noting the ED’s submissions that the businessman might try to tamper with evidence and influence the witnesses “as he already did earlier”. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary, AgustaWestland. The deal was scrapped by the NDA government in 2014 over alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of payment of kickbacks for securing the deal. According to the ED, the proceeds of the crime have been deposited in the accounts of different companies owned by Puri and he is a key link to unearth the modus operandi adopted by the other accused and to determine last-mile connectivity of the proceeds.last_img read more

October 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Facebook TORONTO — A Canadian filmmaker who released a 2011 documentary on Harvey Weinstein is now working on a new big-screen project that would tackle the allegations of sexual harassment and assault levelled against the fallen movie mogul and others.Montreal-born Barry Avrich says he wants to look at the accusations that he didn’t know about when he wrote, directed and produced “Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project.”He also wants to examine Hollywood culture and look at sexual misconduct outside of the entertainment industry. Advertisement “At the end of the day, I feel that I made a film about a man that I found incredibly passionate, fascinating and intriguing — and I didn’t get the whole story and I feel cheated,” Avrich said in an interview.“I knew there was a dark side. I didn’t know there was that dark side, and I feel that it’s important to tell the whole story. It’s an incomplete story for me, an incomplete narrative.”Avrich said he wants to make the new documentary quickly, “long before” the next Toronto International Film Festival in September.He’s already started filming and is set to travel to New York, Los Angeles and London.Avrich said he worries that the plethora of headlines surrounding sexual misconduct allegations “desensitizes the situation.” A film would help preserve such stories and “perpetuate the momentum so that this doesn’t become a movement du jour.”“I just think we live in the decade of distraction now where stories that are posted in social media — and there are so many headlines — the accusers, the victims become, at some point, wallpaper, and I don’t want that to happen,” said Avrich, whose other films include “The Last Mogul,” about legendary agent Lew Wasserman, and “Filthy Gorgeous,” about Penthouse founder Bob Guccione.Avrich said he’s already spoken with some victims and has taken out an ad in Hollywood trade magazines asking more to come forward to be interviewed for his new doc.“What I’m saying to them is that a social media posting on your experience is not enough. Why? Because it fades and evaporates instantly after somebody has read it,” he said.“Film lasts forever, and I think the only way we’re going to get change is if these stories are immortalized.”Avrich said he also wants such stories to serve as a possible deterrent and “a warning for the next generation of artists going into this industry, of what they need to know.”“I’m not looking for victims to come on camera and tell me bathrobe stories. We’ve all heard them,” Avrich said.“I’m interested in what they’ve learned, what their advice is in protecting artists going forward, what else they think they can do in terms of changing the culture, do they believe the cultural change?”Avrich said he’ll probably ask Weinstein to be interviewed for this film, but doubts it would happen.“Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project” addresses the producer’s notorious reputation as a hot-headed micro-manager, but it doesn’t mention any sexual misconduct allegations, which came to light in October.Avrich said he had no relationship with Weinstein prior to making the doc, and the producer went at him “very aggressively” with “all kinds of promises, payoffs in terms of other film deals” to try to put an end to the film.Avrich assured Weinstein he would make a “balanced film” about his life, he said, but nobody within the mogul’s stable of artists would speak with him.“Had I known those things, I absolutely would have been there,” said Avrich of the torrent of allegations that have been made.“But at the same time, I can honestly tell you that I know I would have had doors slammed in my face.”Two weeks before the Weinstein story broke, the film studio he founded bought the rights to Avrich’s upcoming documentary on Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz. Avrich said they’ve since given the film back to him.IFC, meanwhile, owns the rights to “Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project.” Avrich said IFC insisted on edits to the doc, including softening the characterization of Weinstein as a bully.Avrich said he felt he had a moral obligation to make changes to the documentary when the Weinstein allegations emerged and asked IFC if he could buy back the rights and re-do the ending.He said he wrote to Jonathan Sehring, co-president of IFC Films and Sundance Selects, who told him that they don’t sell films back to filmmakers and that they were “going to take the high road.”IFC did not immediately respond to an email request for comment Wednesday.“At the end of the day, there are certain things I could do, but I said to myself, as the whole story started to expand beyond Harvey, headline after headline after headline … I said, ‘This is a bigger story and I need to look at Hollywood as the entire culture and see whether or not things will ever change,”‘ Avrich said.“Where did it start, where is it going to end? I need to get different perspectives on it and I think it’s important to make that kind of film.”VICTORIA AHEARN / THE CANADIAN PRESS Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

October 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor years the Orlova did cruise tours in the Northwest Passage.After a dispute the Orlova was impounded in St. John’s, Nfld. for two years.It became an eyesore filled with rats.Last month a tow line broke and the ship was sent adrift.Now it’s somewhere in the Atlantic.last_img

October 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsPeople in the battle against the Dakota Access pipeline have been on high alert since Sunday.That’s when hundreds of people were injured when police opened up on them with rubber bullets, a modified water cannon and according to the water protectors, concussion grenades.On Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the United States, #NoDAPL supporters were ready for anything.tfennario@aptn.caFollow @tfennariolast_img

October 13, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSAN DIEGO – A jury on Friday sided with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with a rival pop-culture convention in Utah over rights to use the phrase “comic con.”The panel decided that Salt Lake Comic Con used the trademarked phrase without permission, though they didn’t do so willfully. The panel awarded the California event $20,000, far less than the $12 million they’d sought.“From the beginning all that we asked of the defendants was to stop using our Comic-Con trademarks,” the San Diego Comic Convention said in a statement. “Today we obtained a verdict that will allow us to achieve this.”Utah co-founder Dan Farr told Salt Lake City TV station KUTV they plan to appeal.Lawyers for the well-known San Diego convention argued during the trial that the upstart event in Salt Lake stole their name to benefit from their reputation built over years of hard work, Salt Lake City-based newspaper The Deseret News reported .“This case is about stealing, taking something that is not yours, something you have no right to. It’s about right, and it’s about wrong,” Callie Bjurstrom, an attorney for San Diego Comic-Con International, said during closing arguments.The event that’s considered the flagship of the popular convention circuit filed a trademark violation lawsuit against the rapidly growing Salt Lake convention in 2014. Their request for $12 million in damages included a $9 million advertising campaign to clear up any confusion.Salt Lake, though, maintains the phrase is a generic shortened form of “comic book convention” and used by 140 events around the country.Salt Lake organizers saw dozens of unaffiliated events using the term and genuinely thought it was usable when they named their event in 2013, co-founder Bryan Brandenburg testified.The Utah convention hasn’t hurt the thriving San Diego brand, and less than 1 per cent of San Diego Comic-Con attendees have been confused about whether the two events are affiliated, Salt Lake Comic Con attorney Michael Katz argued.“From the standpoint of people out there, comic con is generic,” he said.Salt Lake Comic Con has made nearly $3 million since it started in 2013.Deliberations began Thursday afternoon, the eighth day of the trial. The panel was reduced to six people when one woman was excused because a wildfire was burning near her home.Since its start in 1970, San Diego has grown into the Holy Grail of pop culture conventions with attendance of more than 135,000, drawing self-described geeks as well as Hollywood studios and actors looking to create buzz for upcoming projects.Salt Lake Comic Con, meanwhile, has quickly grown to attract more than 120,000 people as well as celebrity appearance from the likes of John Cusack and “Captain America” actor Chris Evans.last_img read more

October 13, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHONOLULU — A new Hawaii law making it a crime to falsely present an animal as a service animal is about to go into effect.Starting Jan. 1, misrepresenting a service animal will carry fines ranging from $100 to $500.Some service animal supporters say the measure is needed to protect those who actually have disabilities, but critics say it will be too hard to enforce.Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the state senator who introduced the bill says it will largely serve as a deterrent. Sen. Russell Ruderman of Puna likens it to a littering law.Hawaii News Now reports at least 21 states have passed laws governing service animals in an attempt to keep unruly pets out of places such as grocery stores, movie theatres and restaurants.The Associated Presslast_img read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

TORONTO — The Bank of Montreal says the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well among young Canadians.According to the bank, almost half of Canadian post-secondary students surveyed — 46% — said they see themselves starting a business after graduation.BMO said that some see their planned new business as a primary source of income while others see it as a secondary source.The findings came out of a survey conducted by Pollara, which asked Canadian post-secondary students about career prospects and their aspirations to own their own business.The results found less than a third of those surveyed — just 29% — were very confident they could find a job in their own field after graduation.Among other findings of the survey: Males, by a margin of 53% to 40%, were more likely to start a business. Meanwhile, more males than females — 38% versus 22% — were also very confident of being able to find a job in their fields.“Our research tells us that a number of students are unsure if they will end up working in their field of study,” said Steve Murphy, senior vice-president, commercial banking.“The good news is, this means they will look to other post-graduate opportunities as a form of income, which could include starting a business.”Murphy described it as “encouraging to see Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates who are ambitious, innovative and eager to contribute to Canada’s economy.”By region, the greatest percentage of respondents who say they planned to start their own business was in British Columbia, at 50%.That was followed by Manitoba and Saskatchewan at 49%, Ontario at 47%, Quebec at 46%, Atlantic Canada at 42% and Alberta at 41%.According to Statistics Canada, approximately 130,000 new small businesses are created in Canada annually. These businesses are the key to driving employment, with more than 40% of Canadians working for an organization with fewer than 100 employees.Pollara conducted the online survey of 602 post-secondary students between July 22 and July 25. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Liang said China is willing to make joint efforts with Sri Lanka to boost bilateral relations. The development of Sino-Sri Lankan military ties has made continuous progress in recent years, which complies with not only the fundamental interests of both countries, but also with the maintenance of regional peace and stability, Liang said. Jagath Jayasuriya, commander of the Sri Lankan army and China’s Minister of Defense Liang Guanglie on Thursday pledged to boost military cooperation between their respective countries.Liang hailed the healthy development of bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1957, adding that both countries share common views on a variety of important international and regional issues. Jayasuriya expressed appreciation for the support China has extended to Sri Lanka, stating that his country will maintain policies that are friendly toward China.Sri Lanka is willing to work with China to boost bilateral military ties to a higher level, he added. (Xinhua) read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

SMMT released figures for June pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in August 2018 that were defined as pre-registrations.The Supply of New Cars Order 2000 requires motor manufacturers to publish the number of pre-registered cars supplied and the gross income received by suppliers from selling those pre-registered cars. This information is published on a monthly basis.Download the June 2018 releaseClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

September 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOsisko Mining, currently evaluating the Canadian Malartic gold deposit and adjacent areas for a large-scale open pit, bulk-tonnage mining operation’ has recently been granted two awards recognising the positive impacts of the project. The Association de l’exploration minière du Québec (AEMQ) presented Osisko with the e3 Award (environmental excellence in exploration) which recognises the corporation’s high level of environmental and social responsibilities as well as its conformity to the e3 best practices developed for exploration activities by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).AEMQ recognised Osisko for its efforts in mitigating the impact of the Canadian Malartic project on the surrounding population, its implication in community development as an important partner to the citizens of Malartic, and the creation of the Fonds Essor Malartic Osisko to financially support local initiatives that will improve the quality of life of the residents of Malartic. In accepting this award, Osisko acknowledged the efforts and commitment of Cygnus Consulting, which has been managing and executing the Canadian Malartic exploration program on behalf of Osisko since 2005.At its recent Annual Awards Banquet, the Chamber of Commerce of Rouyn-Noranda presented Osisko with its 2008 Extra Award for the economic impact of the project in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.Sean Roosen, President and CEO, commented: “We are extremely proud of these awards which recognise our positive approach to sustainability, and in particular to the residents of Malartic and surrounding communities. Osisko continues to ensure that Malartic and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region gain significant benefits from the development of the world class Canadian Malartic project. We share these awards with the residents and Town Council of Malartic”.Osisko Mining is well-funded with approximately C$120 million on hand and is carrying out an aggressive definition drilling and exploration campaign on the Canadian Malartic deposit and surrounding properties.last_img read more