Woman alleges she was driven around atop police vehicle

first_imgA 35-year-old woman alleged on Wednesday that she was made to sit on the roof of a police vehicle and driven around Shehjaza village in the Majitha Assembly constituency of Amritsar.Identified as Jaswinder Kaur, the Amritsar-based woman alleged that she sustained injuries when she fell from the top at a sharp turn near Chawinda Devi village. She claimed that there was CCTV footage of the incident.Police deny charge However, the police denied the allegation, saying an investigation was under way.The woman told reporters that a team of the Bureau of Investigation of the Punjab police had visited her house to arrest his father-in-law in a criminal case, but on not finding him, they allegedly made her sit on the roof of the police vehicle and drove around the village.SP Amritsar (Rural), Parmpal Singh said the raid was conducted by a BOI team and no district police men were involved.“I would be in a position to comment on the allegations of the woman after the matter is thoroughly investigated. The raiding team has also approached us and lodged a complaint against the woman for attacking the police,” he said.last_img read more

Fitness is our main concern: Kumble

first_imgFormer Test captain Anil Kumble reckons it is India’s best chance to lift the ODI World Cup and end the 28-year-old jinx, but fitness of players would be a major concern. “My only concern is the fitness of the guys. If they can last the entire tournament without injuries, we could certainly regain the Cup,” Kumble said on Saturday.Kumble said along with India, defending champions Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka are the other favourites for the coveted trophy. “We have a very bright chance, probably it is our best opportunity to win the Cup,” said Kumble. Kumble weighed the advantages that India had to win back the title, last won by Kapil’s Devils in 1983.”We have a lot of advantages going into the tournament. The form of the players is encouraging. The quality of players is good. “There are some all-rounders as well who can chip in with both bat and ball,” emphasised Kumble, who was part of the Indian World Cup campaigns in 1996 (at home), 1999 (England), 2003 (South Africa) and 2007 (West Indies). India’s most successful bowler feels the sub-continental wickets would be of great advantage to India.”Besides the form and quality of players, the pitches would suit our game. We know our conditions too well. We know what we can expect,” said Kumble, who as president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, will oversee the World Cup matches in the Garden City.Talking about the disappointment of losing the 1996 semifinals and the 2003 finals, Kumble said: “We came very close to winning. It was disappointing that we could not get to do what we were capable as a team. “Each time we got close and lost, we knew we had to wait for a long time as the World Cup is played only once in four years.”advertisementAsked if Sachin Tendulkar, who will be playing his sixth successive World Cup, will be under pressure to deliver in front of the home crowd, Kumble said: “He has been around for 21 years. So there is no question of him being under pressure. “He is playing at his best that I have seen. He has looked relaxed in all the matches that I have watched.If he plays the World Cup like any other ODI,he should be scoring lots of runs,” said Kumble. When India came close to winning the title but lost in the finals of 2003, Kumble said Tendulkar, like the rest of the team, was terribly disappointed. “Considering that we came very close to winning in 2003, I am sure Sachin will be looking forward to winning the one trophy that has eluded him.The entire team will also be striving hard to win back the Cup after five attempts (since 1983).” Kumble said the expectations will be high as the entire nation will be looking up to the players to win the title. “The expectations will be there as everyone would want the team to triumph. But the players have the experience to cope with it,” he said. Aside from the top teams, Kumble felt Pakistan could be the surprise package.”Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be front runners for the title along with India. But we cannot underestimate Pakistan, as you never know what they could do. They are an unpredictable side,” said Kumble. Kumble’s newly-elected committee has ensured that the players are given facilities that they richly deserve. The dressing rooms have been refurbished. The open-air media box has been air-conditioned.The entire Chinnaswamy Stadium, which will host five World Cup matches, besides two warm-up games, has been given a fresh coat of paint. “The players deserve the best. Without them there would be no stadia, no crowd,” said Kumble.last_img read more

PBA: Ginebra locks up 3rd seed after crushing also-ran Meralco

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Greg Slaughter leads Ginebra. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Ginebra continued to roll ahead of the playoffs, dumping Meralco, 88-76, for a fourth straight victory in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday.Playing with a playoff spot already locked up, the Gin Kings still refused to ease on the gas pedal and pulled away in the second half to doom Meralco, which is already out of quarterfinal contention.ADVERTISEMENT With trilogy looming, Kevin Belingon seeks decisive victory Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Ginebra is already assured of the no. 3 slot in the next round even with a meeting against NorthPort, a team in search of a playoff spot, still in its schedule.Four players wound up in double digits for the Gin Kings with Greg Slaughter leading the way with 18 points and nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Bolts, who crashed to 3-8, ended their conference on a three-game losing skid.The league takes a break to make way for the annual PBA All-Star weekend in Calasiao, Pangasinan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

RCB collapses to lowest IPL total of 49, loses by 82 runs

first_imgbl24_IPL KKR Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL bl24_IPL KKR SHARE IPL 2017 ×center_img April 23, 2017 In a stunning collapse, Royal Challengers Bangalore were all out for 49, the lowest score in the history of IPL as Kolkata Knight Riders spanked them by 82 runs, here tonight.The hosts had put up a modest total on the board as they were all out for 131 with RCB leg—spinner Yuzvendra Chahal taking three wickets.However, the hosts defended the total despite facing one of the biggest hitters in the game in the rival camp.Australian paceman Nathan Coulter—Nile ripped apart the Bangalore top—order by dismissing skipper Virat Kohli (0), AB de Villiers (8) and Kedar Jadhav (9).Pacemen Chris Woakes (3/6) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) also took three wickets each to bowl out RCB for 49 in just 9.4 overs.Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal rocked the middle order with a three—wicket burst as Royal Challengers Bangalore bundled out Kolkata Knight Riders for a modest 131 in their IPL clash at Eden Gardens, here today.Opting to bowl, Virat Kohli was in for a shock as KKR’s new opener Sunil Narine hammered Samuel Badree for 18 runs in the opening over, hitting three fours and a six.The next over, Gambhir had some tough time against Mills before using the Englishman’s pace to guide the ball over third—man boundary.It was raining boundaries and sixes as KKR raced to 39 in three overs before Mills finally gave the breakthrough dismissing KKR skipper for 14 when the ball kissed Gambhir’s bottom—hand thumb and went to the wicketkeeper.Narine though lived up to his new—found opening role pushing them to 65/2 in Powerplay but what unfolded next was a batting harakiri and the sellout Eden crowd switched loyalty Kohli and Co and kept chanting ‘RCB, RCB’Narine slammed six boundaries and one six before holing out at deep square leg off Stuart Binny in the last over of Power Play.Kohli introduced his ace spinner Chahal in the eighth over as the Haryana leggie bowled his quota at one go and rattled KKR who managed just 20 runs from 10 to 15 overs.An alert Chahal quickly altered his line seeing Yusuf Pathan (8) stepping out for his first wicket and had him stumped while in the 12th over he struck twice to remove Manish Pandey (15) and Colin de Grandhomme (0).The home team lost five wickets for 28 runs with Chahal making the difference in his 4—0—16—3 spell while Pawan Negi (2/15) and Tymal Mills (2/31) added to their misery.Left—arm spinner Negi took wickets of Nathan Coulter Nile (2) and Suryakumar Yadav (15) in successive balls in the 18th over while Sreenath Aravind cleaned up Kuldeep Yadav (4) to bowl KKR out in 19.3 overs.This is for the first time KKR were bowled out by RCB who would be sniffing a second win in a row, as it’s a big ask for Gautam Gambhir to defend the modest total.Having been smashed by Narine in his first over, Badree returned to trap Uthappa LBW in his second spell, a twin blow for KKR in four balls with addition of one run. cricket COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

Dil Dhadakne Do: Mehra family in blue

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Priyanka Chopra does a rare wrong with florals

first_imgPriyanka Chopra is the queen of sartorial choices, and we can never get enough of her looks.But one of her recent outfits left us aghast, because we do not expect fashion misses from the Bajirao Mastani actress. Priyanka opted for a floral print slit Monse caftan top. Photo: Instagram/pcourheartbeatOne of her outfits for the Forbes Women Summit at New York was a floral print slit Monse caftan top and looked rather chic. It was teamed up with a denim skirt with a front slit. The look was accessorised with black mini sunglasses and a catchy pair of mules.Florals are in this season, and Priyanka has been sporting it in a big way. But we did not like the print, or the style of the top. Priyanka rocked florals in this white-and-blue combination. Photo: Instagram/ pcourheartbeatThe top looked messy, and not in a good way, and the large prints on it did not help.We loved the skirt’s grunge street chic look,, and especially that distressed look on the zipper skirt, which showed off Priyanka’s toned legs.Her flaming red mule were also screaming slay in a big way. We loved the red mules and the statement glasses. Photo: Instagram/pcourheartbeatBut when paired with her floral top, the skirt and mules lost most of their sheen.We are waiting for Priyanka to bounce back after this rare fashion faux pas.ALSO READ | The cost of Priyanka Chopra’s handbag can fund a trip for two to USadvertisementALSO WATCH | Wanted to be seen as a modern actor, says Priyanka Chopralast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Falcao leads charge as Colombia hammer sorry Poland

first_imgColombia’s World Cup campaign roared back into life with a 3-0 win over Poland in Group H on a sweltering evening at the Kazan Arena which sent the Poles tumbling out of the tournament on Sunday.Defender Yerry Mina opened the scoring in the 40th minute with captain Radamel Falcao and winger Juan Cuadrado sealing a deserved victory with two goals in five minutes as the desperate Poles chased the game in the last quarter.Midfielder James Rodriguez, winner of the Golden Boot at the last World Cup, returned to the starting lineup after injury and played a part in two of the goals as Colombia got back on track after their opening loss to Japan.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe victory puts Colombia in third place in the group on three points behind the Japanese and Senegal, who shared a 2-2 draw earlier on Sunday to move to four points apiece.A victory over the Africans in their final first-round match in Samara on Thursday would secure Colombia a spot in the last 16 as they target at least matching their charge to the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago.For Poland, the optimism fostered by their quarter-final spot at Euro 2016 and a strong qualifying campaign proved to be misplaced as they slumped to a second successive defeat.The match started to a barrage of noise from the yellow-shirted Colombian fans and the early exchanges were frenetic with Poland putting in some physical challenges and Robert Lewandowski getting close attention from the Colombian defence.advertisement OFFENSIVE TACTICSPoland’s offensive tactics were limited to launching long balls towards their prolific striker and although Colombia were trying to play the ball on the floor they could not get their passes to stick.Cuadrado was causing some problems down Poland’s right flank, however, and a piece of mazy dribbling in the 37th minute saw the winger forge the first genuine opening, which goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny blocked behind.The respite was brief and on the next Colombia attack Juan Quintero found Rodriguez lurking inside the box and the midfielder chipped a delightful cross into the danger area for Mina to head the ball into the net from point-blank range.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEThe Poles came out firing at the start of the second half but their limitations remained and Cuadrado was soon causing them more problems down the right.Lewandowski finally got a chance to score his first World Cup goal in the 58th minute but his first touch on the long ball was not his best and goalkeeper David Ospina smothered his shot.Quintero played creator in the 70th minute and Falcao turned the last defender before stroking the ball past Szczesny with the outside of his boot for his first World Cup strike.Poland pushed forward to try and get back into the game and five minutes later were caught on the break by the Colombians with Rodriguez rasping a pass across the field to allow Cuadrado fitting reward for a fine performance.last_img read more

Arena failed miserably in his second chance

first_imgUnited States Bruce Arena got his second chance but failed to make the most of it Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 2 years ago 23:32 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Bruce Arena USA Honduras United States World Cup Another opportunity to coach the U.S. national team probably felt like a dream, but the dream became a nightmare with one failed match Perhaps Sunil Gulati put it best shortly after the most crushing loss in U.S. national team history. Addressing the media after Tuesday’s catastrophic World Cup qualifying defeat to Trinidad & Tobago, the U.S. Soccer president tried to offer some context and said Bruce Arena wasn’t a genius on Oct. 6 — when the U.S. crushed Panama 4-0 — and he wasn’t an idiot on that fateful day in Couva.No, Arena was neither a genius or idiot, but by the time he walked out of Ato Boldon Stadium with the look of a bankrupted gambler after losing the last of his cash, Arena was a failure. Though he was far from the only one to blame for that fact.Arena resigned as U.S. head coach on Friday, a move that was a mere formality and one that felt like the sacrificing of a fall guy in order to buy some time while U.S. Soccer prepares its explanation for what went wrong, and plan for climbing out of a historic disaster. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “It is the greatest privilege for any coach to manage their country’s national team, and as I leave that role today I am honored and grateful to have had that opportunity twice in my career,” Arena said in a statement.”When I took the job last November, I knew there was a great challenge ahead, probably more than most people could appreciate. Everyone involved in the program gave everything they hadfor the last 11 months, and in the end we came up short. No excuses. We didn’t get the job done, and I accept responsibility.”NEWS: Bruce Arena has resigned as #USMNT head coach » https://t.co/R8UKP2xXex pic.twitter.com/iLwpKiuriN— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 13, 2017In some ways, it’s a sad ending for a coach who stepped into a mess that wasn’t of his own creation. Arena wasn’t the coach who led his team to a pair of losses to open the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. That was Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena wasn’t the one who let Klinsmann continue on as coach after the 2015 Gold Cup debacle even after plenty of signs pointed to that being the right time to fire him. No, that was Sunil Gulati.Arena stepped into a thankless task filled with his usual bravado, fully confident he could steer the team to the 2018 World Cup, even with the two-loss handicap. Nobody could blame him for taking the job. It was a decade earlier when Gulati first relieved Arena of his duties as U.S. coach, a move that left Arena enraged at the time because he believed — mistakenly — that he deserved more time. It took a few years, but Arena eventually accepted that Gulati had made the right decision. A decade later, with more experience and success under his belt, Arena considered himself well-equipped to take another crack at coaching the U.S. When Gulati reached out in desperation after those early World Cup qualifying losses, Arena fully believed he would find national team redemption.Arena quote gfxFor eight months, Arena handled the job perfectly. The U.S. gathered eight points from four qualifiers, including a precious point from its trip to Mexico, and he even threw in a Gold Cup title to boot. By the time Arena was sipping champagne after the Gold Cup final, all seemed right with the world, and the U.S. probably started thinking it would be a good time to start planning their trips to Russia.Then something happened. Arena’s hubris in the wake of that early success led to some moves that laid the groundwork for the failure in Trinidad. He called up and started Fabian Johnson despite Johnson not having played yet since returning from a back injury. He started Geoff Cameron and Tim Ream together despite them having no real history as a center-back tandem. He left Tim Chandler home despite Chandler starting regularly in the Bundesliga and Eric Lichaj playing sporadically in the English League Championship.The Costa Rica loss should have served as a wake-up call, but it didn’t. Instead, it led to Arena losing faith in two of the team’s best players, Cameron and Johnson. He benched Cameron for Omar Gonzalez, which then gave us Gonzalez’s shocker against Honduras, and he benched Johnson. At the time, both moves were understandable, but then Arena compounded things by keeping Cameron benched for the October qualifiers despite Cameron clearly being a better defender than Gonzalez. He also then chose to leave Johnson in Germany rather than call him up, this despite the fact Johnson was clearly back to full fitness by then, unlike in September, when Arena threw him into the lineup and then watched him be invisible against Costa Rica.So there was the U.S., in Trinidad & Tobago with Johnson back in Europe, Cameron on the bench, and with the U.S. fielding the same exact lineup that had played just four days earlier. We all know what happened next. The U.S. team came out flat, lacking energy against an inspired Trinidad & Tobago team. Gonzalez managed to steer a ball into his own net, and Jorge Villafana and Darlington Nagbe were nowhere to be found when Alvin Jones blistered his long-range shot past Tim Howard.Arena tried chalking up the events of that fateful first half to bad luck, but he had to know deep down it wasn’t that simple. He had to know it was his decision not to play Cameron, and his decision to leave Johnson home, and his decision to not inject any fresh legs into the starting lineup. That part was all him, and is why he gets a heaping serving of the blame for the U.S. missing the World Cup for the first time since 1986.He doesn’t get it all though, and that part can’t be overshadowed simply because Arena is the one to fall on his sword first. Gulati deserves the lion’s share of blame for having chosen the coaches who helped bake this cake of failure the American soccer community is being forced to eat. And while it is unlikely Gulati will be following Arena’s lead in resigning any time soon, the good news is Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying failure has led to an awakening in the American soccer community, one that is now, for the first time, really calling for accountability in the highest levels of the sport in this country.”Obviously the biggest disappointment is for our fans,” Arena said. “As a person involved in the sport for more than 40 years, to see how support for soccer in the United States has grown is incredibly gratifying. I believe I speak for everyone involved in the game in thanking all of you for your passion and commitment, and I hope you maintain your steadfast support of U.S. Soccer.We can only hope that leads to more action, and more change, than just one coach handing in his resignation.last_img read more

Icardi ruled out of Argentina squad

first_imgArgentina Injured Icardi out of Argentina squad Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 07:34 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mauro Icardi - cropped Getty Images Argentina Serie A Russia v Argentina Argentina v Nigeria Friendlies The 24-year-old will not travel to Russia with his national team-mates after suffering a knee problem in Sunday’s draw against Torino Inter captain Mauro Icardi has been forced out of Argentina’s squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Russia and Nigeria with a knee injury.Icardi sustained the knock during Inter’s 1-1 Serie A draw with Torino on Sunday, although he completed 90 minutes and provided the assist for Eder’s equaliser.Argentina 8/1 to win 2018 World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti later commended the forward on producing “a great performance” despite the concern.But the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has withdrawn the 24-year-old due to pain in the patella tendon of his right knee.[SELECCIÓN MAYOR] El delantero de @Inter Mauro #Icardi será baja por una sinovitis con dolor en el tendón rotuliano de la rodilla derecha. pic.twitter.com/dNn7JhVrij— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 5, 2017Argentina meet 2018 World Cup hosts Russia on 11 November and Nigeria on three days later, with both matches to take place in the Russian cities of Moscow and Krasnodar respectively.last_img read more

Lane Kiffin Calls Out Miami Herald Over Recruiting Article

first_imgHead coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen.BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)On Wednesday afternoon, Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin called out the Miami Herald after it published an article about the team’s recruiting.David Wilson of the Miami Herald spoke with recruiting expert Charles Fishbein who said Florida International has recruited better than FAU headed into National Signing Day.“FIU is out-recruiting FAU right now,” Fishbein said. “Butch has always done a good job of identifying diamonds in the rough. Lane is looking more at graduate transfers and junior-college kids.”Lane Kiffin didn’t take kindly to Fishbein’s statement, or the article from the Miami Herald. “Might want to write these articles after signing day not before,” Kiffin said on Twitter.Might want to write these articles after signing day not before. ?‍♂️??⁦@MiamiHerald⁩ https://t.co/I9xilWknrT— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) February 6, 2019FAU currently owns the No. 67 recruiting class in the 2019 cycle, while FIU is 23 spots back at No. 90.Butch Davis and company out-recruited Lane Kiffin in 2018, bringing home the No. 68 class while the Owls landed the No. 75 class.However, as Kiffin said, the Miami Herald may have jumped the gun on saying FIU is out-recruiting FAU as a whole. The Owls have a significantly better class headed into the 2019 season, headlined by the sons of former NFL stars Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp.We can always rely on Kiffin for a solid quip in Twitter.last_img read more

Gentlemen, Here are the Best Ways to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor There comes a point in just about every man’s life when he looks in the mirror and asks, “When did I start looking like this”? The fine lines have become wrinkles, the eye bags have turned into luggage, and that scattering of freckles has become a fleet of age spots. It happens to all of us — some of us later than others, depending on how well we have taken care of our skin — but trust us when we say, no one is safe. Even in the winter! Just because it is freezing outside doesn’t mean your face is isn’t still soaking in the sun’s harmful, skin-aging rays. Whether you live up north or on the equator — whether you are on the ski slopes or beach bumming — you’re going to have to figure out how to deal with the sun exposure.Good for you if you’ve been wearing sunscreen everyday and using retinol, but for some of us, the information has arrived too little, too late. Now we’re stuck with some pretty gnarly damage to the ‘ole money maker — but it’s not a lost cause. There are a few ways to go about repairing sun damaged skin, from treatments we can go pick up ourselves to laser beams for our faces. Different methods work better for different people, so we’ve outlined some of the best options for reversing the effects of sun damage. We would recommend seeing a dermatologist before doing too much on your own,AntioxidantsThe most popular antioxidant for topical use is vitamin C, and there are a lot of vitamin C-based creams and serums out there, from inexpensive cult favorites like The Ordinary to top-notch, dermatologist-recommended brands like SkinCeuticals. By applying these super lightweight serums to your face after cleansing, you’re allowing the potent ingredients (such as vitamin C) to penetrate as deeply in the skin as possible. These help to lighten the spots you have now, but also act to help fend off future damage. Keep in mind, these are not a replacement for sunscreen; they only act as an additional layer of protection. The more gentle the solution (if you can purchase it without a doctor, consider it fairly gentle), the longer it is going to take to see results. But stick with it — it pays off.Spot TreatmentsSome people say these are worth it, others are less enthused. Our opinion: if it helps reverse sun damage, we’re in. Spot treatments are super concentrated produts made with various ingredients that lighten the skin, but the very best are going to have one key ingredient: retinol. This is not to be confused with a vitamin A prescription product (which we’ll get to a little later). Spot treatments are a gentler over-the-counter version that works to exfoliate skin at a faster rate. That means those dark skin cells are lifted away from the skin, effectively bringing the spot to match the skin tone around it.PrescriptionsHydroquinone and Tretinoin (Retin-A) are the going to be the best of the best when it comes to creams that help reverse sun damage. Hydroquinone is a controversial topical ingredient because it works by inhibiting melanin production, which lightens the skin. Some studies have shown that long-term usage may damage skin cells. Typically, this is a short-term remedy for intense damage. A more common topical cream is Tretinion, also called Retin-A. Once used for younger guys with severe acne, it was found to help decrease wrinkles and dark spots because it increases cell-turnover in the skin though exfoliation. This means newer skin is making it’s way to the surface faster and, if protected by a daily sunscreen, it’ll look brighter, smoother, and younger over time.Image Source/Getty ImagesChemical PeelsThese have come a long way since the days when you had to take a week off work to recover in private. Of course, those intense peels are still around, and the most popular among them use glycolic, trichloroacetic, salicylic, lactic, and carbolic acids to essentially burn the skin off — in a controlled way — to allow newer, younger skin to replace it. This helps to lessen the dark spots and deep wrinkles associated with sun damage. If done repeatedly long periods of time, skin will look much more even and youthful.However, the trend in chemical treatments in recent years has moved from severe single treatments to more gentle treatments in greater succession. Lower concentrations of the same acids, combined with skin-soothing ingredients, allow you to leave the dermatologist’s office with less redness and irritation for a shorter period of time — some can even be applied at home.BSIP/Getty ImagesIntense Pulsed LightThe most aggressive treatment is an Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL. You won’t find one of these over the counter, that’s for sure. These are lasers found in dermatologist’s offices and, depending on the frequency chosen, can be used to remove hair, help rosacea, or get rid of spider veins. This is best suited for targeting specific spots or small areas, like freckles and checks, respectively. When used for pigmentation (the irregular dark spots from past sun exposure) the IPL effectively damages the spot, allowing the body to dispose of the dead cells and reveal more even skin quickly afterwards. What you can expect from an IPL treatment is a bunch of pain as it’s happening and a few days of slight redness, but you can actually watching the spots die and fall off you face.Sun damage is one of the hardest afflictions to treat topically. That being said, using a good antioxidant, a Vitamin A product (Retinoid, Retinol, or Retin-A), and, of course, a sunscreen everyday (Every. Single. Day. No. eDxceptions.) will get your skin into the best shape you can get it in on your own. If you’re noticing spots and wondering what the next step would be, see your dermatologist (or find one through the American Academy of Dermatology database) and make an appointment, right away. Most people put off making an appointment to these magical mystery doctors because they don’t see anything particularly weird on their skin, but these brave men and women can see things we, as laymen, cannot. They can also help us keep our skin in good enough shape where we may never feel the need to do all this reversing stuff. Good luck with your efforts, gentlemen. Retinol For Men: What to Know and What to Buy The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped Editors’ Recommendations The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men last_img read more

Sophie Goyette charts own cinematic path in Mes nuits feront écho

first_imgGoyette’s short films have won prizes at the Toronto, Sundance and Locarno film festivals, among others. After premièring at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in October and opening in Quebec theatres on Friday, Mes nuits feront écho will make its international debut in competition at the Rotterdam film festival later this month.The director — who also wrote, edited and produced the film, while handling costumes and set design — is taking it all in stride. Developed over a three-year period, and shot in 17 days over the course of 12 months, the project was an adventure in more ways than one, from behind the scenes to on screen. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Sophie Goyette doesn’t see the world like everyone else. With her bold first feature, Mes nuits feront écho, the Quebec director brings viewers along for the ride, while staking her place among Quebec cinema’s new wave of creative talent.Marked by unusual camera angles, long takes and innovative use of sound, the film follows the existential ruminations of three characters, while travelling from Montreal to Mexico City to an unnamed Asian metropolis, in a quest for something more.It’s an impressive artistic statement from a filmmaker who has been racking up the accolades since dropping out of her microbiology studies at UQAM a decade back to pursue her dream. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival set to take over Ottawas National Arts Centre

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsIn two weeks Ottawa will play host to the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival.The two week event will feature some of the top Indigenous artists in music, theatre and food.Buffy Sainte Marie, Jeremy Dutcher, Susan Aglukark and Cody Coyote are among the headlining acts.The play “The Unnatural and Accidental Women” from director Marie Clement will put missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls front and centre.The play tells the story of the spirits of 10 women who bear witness to each other’s lives and deaths.Jennifer Brousseau, an actor in the play, says the work “is a bit heavy — but it’s to start tearing down those walls and to be really honest and raw about our stories.“Because the only way to heal through this and the only way for change to happen is to be talking through it,” she explains, “and art is an incredible form to bring these through to the open and to the public.”The play will mark the first production in the first season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre program, led by Artistic Director Kevin Loring.“We’re going to see some amazing stuff,” he says of the festival. “There’s Buffy Sainte Marie, Susan Aglukark with the orchestra — we have theatre, we have dance, we have a main stage, we have our first ever production as Indigenous theatre…it’s going to be amazing.” Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival runs Sept. 11-29 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more

More maintenance work to take place on Taylor Bridge starting Wednesday

first_imgYRB is advising drivers to plan this delay in their commute.Check DriveBC for updates, or you can call the after-hours line at 1-888-883-6688. TAYLOR, B.C. – Yellowhead Road and Bridge North Peace have announced that more deck maintenance to be performed on the Taylor Bridge.YRB says deck maintenance will be taking place on the night of March 27 and again on March 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.Traffic will be single lane alternating with up to 20-minute delays.last_img

Morocco Denounces UN Secretariats Hostile Campaign

New York – Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN, ambassador Omar Hilale denounced on Thursday the hostile campaign of the United Nations Secretariat.Hilale expressed Morocco’s consternation regarding the leaking of the UN Secretary-General letter’s addressed to King Mohammed VI.“We have received the letter the day before yesterday and twenty-four hours later it was leaked to some stakeholders, which is contrary to the UN ethics and against diplomatic practices,” Hilale told the press. Tackling the UN Secretary-general’s unacceptable actions during his recent visit in the region, the diplomat said “we have unfortunately found that the office of the United Nations spokesman is instrumentalized in a media campaign against Morocco.”This behavior “is contrary to UN practices,” he stressed.Hilale also cited the distortion of MINURSO’s mandate and the mention of the referendum during the visit of Ban Ki-moon in the region, adding that the Security Council and the Assembly general have stopped talking about it since 2004 and 2007 respectively.Morocco “remains at the disposal of the United Nations regarding the military component of MINURSO,” the ambassador noted, praising “the good cooperation” between this component and the local Moroccan authorities.The Moroccan diplomat made it clear in this context that “the latest report of the UN Secretariat said that Minurso’s military component is working under normal conditions.” read more

Casablanca to Host Jazz Festival Jazzablanca on April 1624

By Umnia RaisTetouan – The annual event Jazzablanca festival will be held for the 11th time on April 16-24 in Casablanca and will feature six international jazz performers.Since its inception in 2006, more than 400 musicians have performed in the Jazzablanca Festival and since then, it has become one of the key events for Jazz music lovers around the world. To start off the festival, American singer and song-writer Macy Gray will be performing. The R&B singer has 8 studio albums, one live album, three compilation albums, 27 singles, seven promotional singles, and 21 music videos. Gray has received five Grammy award nominations. She has also appeared in a number of films including Training Day, Spiderman, Scary Movie 3, and For Colored Girls.Jazz bassist and musician Richard Bona will take the stage on day two. Richard has ten albums including “Voices,” “Moyo,” “Kosmo,Mwaliko” and “Beyond Words.” He has released one live album “Bona makes you sweet” in 2008 and one extended play” Kaze ga Kureta Melody” in 2000.The Franco-Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra is set to perform on April 18. Her first album” Handmade” was released 2010 and the second one “Homeland” in 2015. She has performed in more than 300 concerts in one year and half. Her songs are mostly in English, French with some Berber lyrics.Melody Gardot is a Grammy nominated American singer, writer and musician. Her first album “Worrisome Heart” was released in 2008. She released her second album “Me one and Only Thrill” in 2009. Her single ” Who will comfort me?” subsequently became a top 10 hit at Smooth Jazz radio.In 2012, she released her third album “The Absence “and in 2015 her forth “Currency of Man.” Gardot will be performing Jazz, Acoustics and Blues on the Casa-Anfa stage on April 19.Goran Bregovic will perform on the same stage on April 20. He is one of the internationally known Yugoslav modern musicians and composers of the Balkans. Among his better known scores are three of Emir Kusturica’s films: Time of the Gypsies, Arizona Dream and Underground.The Jazz-Pop singer and song-writer Jamie Cullum will also be present on April 21 at Casa-Anfa stage performing varied genres of Jazz. After his first television appearance on Parkinson in 2003, he released three albums with Universal who beat Sony in a bidding war.Cullum’s first studio album “Heard it all before” was released in 1999, his latest album, titled “Interlude,” was released in 2014. read more

UN Police international force arrest 50 in TimorLeste for gang fighting crimes

Speaking at the same press conference in Dili, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General Finn Reske-Nielsen stressed the importance of restoring stability throughout the country, particularly ahead of this year’s planned elections in the tiny South-East Asian nation that the UN shepherded to independence from Indonesia in 2002.Wednesday’s arrests were the latest moves by UN Police (UNPOL) and the ISF to help the authorities restore order in Timor-Leste, which continues to see sporadic gang violence and where last year deadly conflict – attributed in part to differences between eastern and western regions – led to the deaths of at least 37 people and forced about 155,000 people, or 15 per cent of the population, to flee their homes.Yesterday afternoon 120 UNMIT (UN Mission in Timor) police officers, including Formed Police Units (FPU) backed up by 100 personnel from ISF conducted a large operation at Bairro Pité and Hudi-Laran in Dili, UN Police Commissioner Rodolfo Tor told the reporters, adding that 47 suspects were arrested and weapons were confiscated. “Found in their possession were a large number of illegal weapons, including some homemade firearms and Molotov cocktails. The suspects are presently under UNMIT custody at the detention centre in Dili for the police to collect more evidence before taking them to court for appropriate measures,” he said.Mr. Reske-Nielsen told the reporters that yesterday’s operation was an indication that the police are “stepping up” their efforts to stop the violence in the capital, adding that in light of this year’s planned polls it was a “major focus” of both the UN and the Government to ensure an adequate police presence throughout the country.“I would like first of all to emphasize the importance of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections that it be free and fair and that it be conducted without violence and without intimidation and that the results be accepted by the vast majority of the Timorese people as being a true reflection of the will of the people,” he said.“The United Nations through UNMIT and through other members of the UN family is providing a significant amount of support to the electoral process but it is important to bear in mind that the responsibility for conducting the elections rests with the Government of Timor-Leste.”Mr. Reske-Nielsen also highlighted the latest report of the UN’s Independent Electoral Certification Team (ECT), which is made up of three electoral experts charged with overseeing and certifying that all aspects of the election process comply with international standards. He said the team concluded that the electoral process is not yet proceeding in a “satisfactory manner,” and Mr. Reske-Nielsen urged the Timorese authorities to consider the recommendations from this report as well as from two others, relating to a wide range of polling issues, including the legal framework, voter registration and political campaigning.The ECT was appointed by the Secretary-General in October 2006 and is independent of UNMIT. It is mandated to observe each phase of the electoral process and to verify the satisfactory conduct of each of those phases on the basis of benchmarks developed by the Team in consultation with the UN and Timorese electoral authorities. 1 February 2007Continuing efforts to improve security in Timor-Leste, more than 100 United Nations Police officers, backed by troops from the International Security Forces (ISF), have arrested around 50 gang members from two neighbourhoods in the capital Dili, and confiscated homemade firearms, machetes, Molotov cocktails and other weapons, the top UN police official in the country said today. read more

Polythene lunch sheets rigifoam banned from September

The short term measures include the prohibition of polythene use for decorations in all events, implementing the prevailing regulations for prohibition of use, sale and production of polythene equals or less than 20 microns, allow the use of polythene less than 20 microns for essential activities only on the approval of Central Environmental Authority, prohibition of the sale, importation and production of lunch sheets, prohibition of the sale, importation and production of containers, plates, cups, spoons made using polystyrene, prohibition of the sale of processed or cooked meals packed in polythene containers, promotion of providing paper, cloth or reed bags or biologically degradable plastics for customers when purchasing items in stores, prohibition of burning polythene and plastic in open places and the introduction and promotion of biologically degradable polythene and plastics. The long term activities approved by the cabinet include the complete prohibition of recycled plastic products. (Colombo Gazette) The midterm activities proposed are the provision of tax concessions in the importation of machinery used in biologically degradable plastic productions and imposing a cess tax of 15% on importation of plastic row material and goods. The use of polythene lunch sheets, rigifoam lunch boxes and shopping bags will be banned from September.A proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, to implement short term, medium term and long term activities recommended by the committee of intellectuals appointed in this regard, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. read more

Billions of people in developing world still without Internet access new UN

The State of Broadband, produced by the UN Broadband Commission and released today, reveals that 57 per cent of the world’s people remain offline and unable to take advantage of the enormous economic and social benefits the Internet can offer.The report, which comes ahead of this week’s summit in New York at which world leaders will adopt the 2030 Agenda which contains the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stresses that access to information and communication technology (ICT), particularly broadband Internet, has the potential to serve as a major accelerator of development. The importance of ICT connectivity is specifically recognized in the SDGs. “The UN Sustainable Development Goals remind us that we need to measure global development by the number of those being left behind,” said Houlin Zhao, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), who serves as co-Vice Chair of the Commission with Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “The 2030 Agenda recognizes the power of new technologies to accelerate human progress, to bridge the digital divide, to develop knowledge societies – we must do everything to support States in reaching these goals, especially developing States,” Ms. Bokova noted. “This calls for stronger efforts by governments and all actors, in ensuring access, use and affordability – it requires also greater work to build the capacities of all women and men to make the most of all new opportunities,” she added.According to the report, the Internet is currently only accessible to 35 per cent of people in developing countries. The situation in the 48 UN-designated Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is particularly critical, with over 90 per cent of people without any kind of Internet connectivity. This year’s figures show that the top ten countries for household Internet penetration are all located in Asia or the Middle East. The Republic of Korea continues to have the world’s highest household broadband penetration, with 98.5 per cent of homes connected, followed by Qatar (98 per cent) and Saudi Arabia (94 per cent).The lowest levels of Internet access are mostly found in sub-Saharan Africa, with Internet available to less than 2 per cent of the populations in Guinea, Somalia, Burundi and Eritrea. read more

Judge writes to teenager to explain why he cant live with his

first_imgA High Court judge has taken the unusual step of writing to a teenager to explain why he has turned down his wish to be allowed to live with his father.Mr Justice Peter Jackson wrote to the 14-year-old boy, known only as Sam, to inform him that he would not allow him to move to Scandinavia following the collapse of his parents’ marriage.In a near-unprecedented step he set out his judgment in a letter written directly to the teenager, following a family court hearing into the case, during which Sam gave evidence.Turning down his request to be able to follow his father Justice Jackson told the boy that he was a “self-centred” and “troubled” man who exerted too much influence over him and did not appear to have his son’s best interests at heart.He stated in the letter: “I believe your father has in some ways lost sight of what is best for you. I would worry about how it would be for you if things started to go wrong. I think you would find it exciting at first, but when reality set in, you might become sad and isolated. I also don’t think it is good for you to be with your father 24/7.” But Justice Jackson goes on to tell Sam that he has concluded that it would not be in his interests to move abroad with his father.“All fathers influence their sons, but your father goes a lot further than that. I’m quite clear that if he was happy with the present arrangements, you probably would be too. Because he isn’t, you aren’t. My view is that you brought the proceedings mainly as a way of showing your dad how much you love him,” he wrote.Justice Jackson points out that Sam’s father had made no concrete plans for the proposed move to Scandinavia and had made no effort to find work or accommodation there.He ruled that the teenager should remain with his mother until he has finished his education and is old enough to decide for himself where he wants to live.Justice Jackson has previously taken steps to make his family court judgments comprehensible for the children they affect, replacing dry terminology with a down-to-earth phrases and even a smiley face emoji.In a sting in the tail the letter to Sam concludes with a reference to the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, in which two New Yorkers get their cousin, a newly qualified lawyer, to bail them out of trouble during a trip to rural Alabama. Justice Jackson told Sam: “I wanted to tell you that your dad and I enjoyed finding out that we both love the film My Cousin Vinny, even if it might be for different reasons.“He mentioned it as an example of a miscarriage of justice, while I remember it for the best courtroom scenes in any film, and the fact that justice was done in the end.”In a preamble to the ruling Justice Jackson said Sam, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had received his decision with “apparent equanimity”. 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. Justice Jackson added: “I believe that (maybe sincerely and without realising it) he needs you to fall in with his way of thinking. I also think it would be very harmful to be living so far away from your mum.”The case came to court after Sam’s father announced that he wanted to take him to Scandinavia, despite the objection of his mother – who has had custody of her son since he was a baby – his stepfather and his Cafcass children’s representative.Sam himself said he wanted to move with his father and appeared in court to answer questions from both his parents put to him by the judge.In a move backed by the teeanger’s mother, but opposed by his father, Justice Jackson yesterday published his letter to Sam announcing his decision.In the letter the judge goes on to state: “You told me that you have long wanted to live in Scandinavia and that you could see yourself living there with your dad. You feel that your father helps you more with your education. If your dad goes to Scandinavia without you, you would be extremely unhappy.”He added: “I believe that your feelings are that you love everyone in your family very much, just as they love you. The fact that your parents don’t agree is naturally very stressful for you, and indeed for them. I was impressed with the way you gave evidence. You are of an age where your views carry a lot of weight with me.”last_img read more