Anastasija Sevastova follows Jelena Ostapenko as Latvian winner

first_imgAnastasija Sevastova gave Latvian tennis another red letter day when she lifted the Mallorca Open title on Sunday a fortnight after Jelena Ostapenko became the surprise French Open champion.Sevastova prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-3 against Germany’s Julia Goerges in Palma to win her first title in seven years.Though the victory for Sevastova, 27, will not make the same waves as 20-year-old Ostapenko’s startling performance at Roland Garros, it still represented a remarkable breakthrough.Like Ostapenko, Sevastova’s first title in 2010 came soon after her 20th birthday but within three years she had to walk away from the sport, worn down by injuries and illness.Yet after making a comeback 20 months later in 2015, she reached two more finals last year, in this same Mallorca tournament and Bucharest, before further progress this season culminated in Sunday’s triumph over Goerges.The German had stormed into the final for the loss of 14 games but Sunday’s match was a tight contest with the key to the outcome being the consistency of world No.19 Sevastova as she made only 10 unforced errors over two and a quarter hours.Despite her disappointment even Goerges was quick to salute the effort that had gone into Sevastova’s career comeback.”I’ve known you a long time, and there were some years when you told me you didn’t want to play tennis anymore, and now here we are,” Goerges told her opponent during the trophy ceremony.”I’m so glad I was able to play this final against you because I think you’re a great player. I’m so happy you’re back in tennis.”advertisementlast_img read more

India urges nations to join hands to leverage its strong workforce

first_imgKazan (Russia): India, projected to have the largest working population between 2022 and 2034, has called upon nations to join hands with it to leverage its skilled manpower, with an estimated 10 million youths entering the workforce per annum.India, with a strong 48-member contingent, is among the 63 countries participating in the world’s biggest international vocational skill competition — WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which is underway in the capital of Tatarstan. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”As we know, India is a young nation in an ageing world with the median age of 27.6 years as compared to median age of above 40 in large parts of developed nations. India is also projected to be the region with the largest working population from 2022 till 2034. In view of this, skilling on global standards can ensure global mobility of highly skilled Indian workforce,” Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey said here. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHe urged nations to come forward to encash this opportunity while attending the second edition of the Summit for Ministers, held in Kazan on the sidelines of the 45th WorldSkills Competition.Ministers from more than 40 countries participated in the summit and deliberated on the most advanced approaches to workforce training system excellence.Participants included Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation; Jos de Goey, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee at WorldSkills International; Tang Tao, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, People’s Republic of China, amongst others. Pandey said India’s focus is on ensuring that its demographic dividend is appropriately skilled, and people are productively employed in decent work.”For India, this demographic dividend is a limited opportunity which will peak around year 2040 wherein it is estimated that there would be 46 dependents per 54 workers,” he said.Currently, India has more than 10 million youths entering the workforce every year, he said.”To provide access to quality skilling opportunities within a short time frame, India has adopted an accelerated modular competency-based programme of 200 to 600 hours duration. For enhancing the employability of youths coming out of these short-term programmes, it is envisaged to further skill them under an industry-led apprenticeship program. Youths directly entering the labour market are trained on in-house bridge courses by industry,” he said.At the same time, the minister said industry interface was equally important and one of the key strategies for skilling with scale, speed and standard is the focus on industry-led apprenticeship training.”A comprehensive set of legislative, policy and administrative reforms have been undertaken to create one of the most liberal and industry friendly interventions in apprenticeship.”The intent behind these interventions is to reduce the burden of compliance by moving towards self-certification, provide flexibility to industry in terms of hiring and training apprentices, creating a role for Industry Chambers to be third party aggregators and leveraging technology for process standardisation and simplification,” he said.A National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was launched in August 2016 to extend financial benefits by the government to industries for taking up apprentices.Targeting high population of youths migrating overseas for good opportunities, the minister said the government has taken numerous initiatives to improve opportunities for decent overseas work and enhance the skills level of emigrating workforce.Detailing initiatives, he said these include a number of government-to-government (G2G) agreements focused on testing centres and joint skilling programmes.”A case study in point is the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) of Japan…Indian workers are now going to Japan under this programme due to a G2G agreement. This has also led to setting of several Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing at various locations in India,” the minister said.These G2G and other B2B partnerships have led to development of common standards aligned with countries like the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Japan.”Our endeavour is to adopt World Skills as ‘Global Gold Standard’ across the apex institutions of the skilling ecosystem. We started the India Chapter of World Skills – India Skills Competition in 2016. This competition saw over 50,000 participants across 27 states and Union Territories, supported by over 100 corporates and academic institutions,” he said.He quoted a recent by a global consultancy firm in association with industry bodies in India, forecasting that across the Indian workforce in the next five years, 9 per cent would be deployed in new jobs that do not exist today, 37 per cent would be in jobs that have radically changed skill sets, and 54 per cent will fall under unchanged job category.He said as a result, skilling becomes critical, whether it is entry level skilling for persons in ‘Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)’ category, or finishing skills to improve employability of students graduating out of our educational institutions or upskilling or reskilling of current workforce.The Government of India is supporting IT industry body NASSCOM with an outreach target of 200 million youths in various colleges and employer locations. In addition, Centers of Excellence like the Indian Institute of Skills are focusing on the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing sector, he said.Stressing on the need for an effective partnership between the government, industry and academia, he said building such a three-way partnership is one of the key strategies of the government to ensure future-ready workforce.last_img read more

LeBron Led The Cavs On One Of The Greatest Playoff Runs In

There were many bits of history on the line in Sunday’s NBA Finals Game 7 — among them, the city of Cleveland’s nearly 52-year-old championship curse (now broken), the all-time rank of the 73-win Golden State Warriors (probably not No. 1), and LeBron James’s case as G.O.A.T. (maybe?). So after a night in which the specter of the past hovered just about everywhere, let’s put in perspective how the Cavaliers made history in winning the 2016 NBA title.First, they became only the fourth team in NBA history to win a title after replacing its coach mid-season, having ousted David Blatt in favor of Tyronn Lue in January. As my colleague Nate Silver noted at the time, Cleveland’s case was especially unusual because the Cavs under Blatt were not playing badly — they had by far the top Elo rating of any team to fire its coach during a season — and weren’t undershooting their preseason Vegas expectations — usually a key indicator for coaching job security. But in the end, the Cavs rounded into better playoff form under Lue than they had under Blatt the year before.After accounting for strength of schedule, we find that Lue navigated Cleveland through one of history’s great playoff journeys. If we use pre-series Elo ratings to judge the difficulty of a team’s postseason path and weight its opponent-adjusted scoring margin by the importance of each game, the 2016 Cavaliers’ run ranks as the fifth-best by an NBA champion since 1984:1The season the NBA adopted its current playoff structure. YEARTEAMOPP.PRE-SERIES WIN PROBABILITY (ELO) Shaquille O’Neal2002436.363.612.33.832.2 RANKYEARCHAMPIONGAMESMARGIN OF VICTORYSTRENGTH OF SCHEDULERATING 101992Chicago Bulls22+7.1+6.0+13.0 91998Chicago Bulls21+6.9+7.3+14.2 Strength of schedule was determined using the pre-series Elo ratings of a team’s opponents. Games were weighted according to how much they swung each team’s title odds.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 262007San Antonio Spurs20+5.3+4.3+9.6 72009Los Angeles Lakers23+8.3+6.2+14.5 Notably, the Cavs faced the most difficult schedule of any champ since 1984, granting that most of it came from facing the historically great Warriors in the Finals (which, by definition, contains the most important games of the season). And by the numbers, Cleveland pulled off a colossal upset against Golden State: the second-biggest in a Finals since 1984, according to the pre-series Elo ratings. 131990Detroit Pistons20+7.0+5.0+12.0 42001Los Angeles Lakers16+10.0+4.9+14.9 Michael Jordan1993641.055.88.56.330.7 61986Boston Celtics18+10.8+3.8+14.5 Dwyane Wade2006634.757.27.83.826.9 142004Detroit Pistons23+7.2+4.6+11.8 152012Miami Heat23+6.6+5.1+11.7 2006MIADAL23.8% Shaquille O’Neal2001533.057.515.84.829.1 171987Los Angeles Lakers18+8.4+3.0+11.4 182003San Antonio Spurs24+6.2+5.2+11.4 LeBron James2016729.756.211.38.927.7 1995HOUORL47.6 Game Scores were adjusted to a pace of 100 possessions per game.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 111985Los Angeles Lakers19+7.1+5.4+12.5 1988LALDET44.4 242010Los Angeles Lakers23+4.5+5.4+9.9 251995Houston Rockets22+3.4+6.5+9.9 For his NBA Finals career, James also ranks third since 1983 in average Game Score, behind Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal. And beyond the Finals, LeBron now ranks shockingly high in a variety of advanced statistical categories: He’s No. 1 in lifetime Box Plus/Minus (both for the regular-season and playoffs, although both stats extend back only to 1974) and its value-based offshoot VORP (again, both regular-season and playoffs); No. 1 in playoff career Win Shares; No. 2 — trailing only Jordan — in lifetime regular-season Player Efficiency Rating; and No. 3 (behind MJ and George Mikan) in the playoffs.In short, it’s a statistical legacy unmatched by basically everyone in NBA history except Jordan. And although James’s championship tally will probably never reach MJ’s level, he achieved a measure of immortality among the “Count the Rings” crowd on Sunday night.Finally, the 2016 Cavaliers officially proved that God Doesn’t Hate Cleveland. I wrote that story more than two years ago; for most of the time since, the city continued to be plagued with its typical amalgamation of terrible management and disappointing play. Even I was beginning to doubt that the curse would ever be lifted, statistics be damned. But with a once-in-a-generation player leading a playoff run for the ages, the Cavs have validated the faith of their city’s long-suffering fans.Andrew Flowers contributed research. 282013Miami Heat23+3.9+4.5+8.4 292005San Antonio Spurs23+2.1+5.3+7.4 2016CLEGS27.4 311984Boston Celtics23+3.8+3.0+6.8 31991Chicago Bulls17+10.5+5.2+15.7 PLAYERYEARGAMESPTS/GTS%REB/GAST/GGAME SCORE/G 222002Los Angeles Lakers19+4.6+6.1+10.7 2011DALMIA44.1 2008BOSLAL39.2 331988Los Angeles Lakers24+2.0+4.2+6.2 201999San Antonio Spurs17+6.8+3.9+10.7 302000Los Angeles Lakers23+2.6+4.3+6.9 2012MIAOKC30.8 232006Miami Heat23+4.0+6.1+10.1 21996Chicago Bulls18+11.0+5.2+16.2 Best statistical NBA Finals performances since 1983 12014San Antonio Spurs23+12.9+4.5+17.4 192011Dallas Mavericks21+4.3+6.9+11.2 211989Detroit Pistons17+6.5+4.2+10.7 Michael Jordan1992635.861.74.86.526.7 The Warriors have not been themselves since Stephen Curry’s injury in late April, so maybe the magnitude of Cleveland’s upset is overstated by Elo. (Lending some credence to this idea is … Elo itself, which now considers the Cavs to be the best team in the NBA.) But still, beating the team that broke the all-time league wins record in a do-or-die Game 7 on its own home court — where favorites tend to be nearly invulnerable — gives the Cavs’ run special place in NBA history.We also have to discuss James, who shook off whatever doubt remained about his primacy in his era. James capped off the third-best individual playoff run since 1974 according to Value Over Replacement Player (VORP) and averaged the seventh-highest Game Score in an NBA Finals since 1983:2The earliest season for which Basketball-Reference.com’s game-by-game NBA Finals data contains offensive and defensive rebounds, steals and blocks. SERIES AVERAGES Magic Johnson1987626.259.08.013.028.3 Michael Jordan1991531.261.26.611.432.8 The best NBA championship runs since 1984 161997Chicago Bulls19+4.0+7.4+11.5 VIDEO: The greatness of LeBron James 82015Golden State Warriors21+8.4+6.1+14.5 321994Houston Rockets23+2.2+4.6+6.8 52016Cleveland Cavaliers21+6.1+8.6+14.7 1998CHIUTA45.1 Shaquille O’Neal2000638.057.616.72.332.0 2004DETLAL40.5 Biggest Finals upsets since 1984 Michael Jordan1997632.353.27.06.027.0 271993Chicago Bulls19+2.9+5.7+8.6 122008Boston Celtics26+7.4+4.7+12.1 read more

Before Serena Williams 8 Amazing Facts About the Tennis

Before Serena Williams these Black athletes made a mark on tennis and golf.She Moved North to Escape the Jim Crow SouthAlthea Gibson (Aug. 25, 1927 – Sept. 28, 2003) was part of the Great Migration northward when Black people from the south moved to the urban and industrialized north to escape Jim Crow. She came from the little town of Silver, South Carolina and ended up in Harlem. Her family was hopeful for a new life but they soon learned that the north was not much different from the south. Gibson and her family experienced tough economic hardships. She Was a Table Tennis ChampionThe first sport Gibson played was table tennis. She was so good at it that she became a local champion and captured the attention of musician Buddy Walker who inspired her to play tennis for real. In 1941, Gibson started playing at the local Harlem River Tennis Courts.

TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSome confusion perhaps cleared up now for travellers from the territory as Border Control issued a notice to explain what is going on when it comes to US requirements and the ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization.  The Ministry says this notice from the US Customs and Border Control is for holders of British passports, which are ESTA qualified e-passports.  Related Items:border control, esta, ice, immigration, international, passport, Tci, travel, US While Turks and Caicos passports issued after July 2015 are E-passports, they are not ESTA category e-passports. I quote from the notice now, “Only Turks and Caicos Islanders who are holders of a British passport identifying them as a British Citizen are able to travel to the United States using an ESTA. The British passport is an e-Passport.”Individuals will still be able to travel to the USA using a US Travel Visa or Turks and Caicos Islands Police record.     TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse We’ve got the link for you to follow to find out how this notice impacts you, Web address:  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/2016-05-09-000000/clarifying-e-passport-requirement-visa-waiver Recommended for you Hurricane Irma hits TCIlast_img read more

Everyone at risk for Cybercrime

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 13, 2017 – Kingston – Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Trevor Forrest, is urging increased vigilance against cyber-crime, as everyone is at risk.   He noted that last year, the country lost US$100 million due to cyber criminal activity, and a report for this year has indicated that more than 230,000 threats were detected in the space of a month.“You cannot get rid of the threats that we are facing, but you can only put measures in place to mitigate,” he said.“So persons need to understand that this is not something that just Government must do.   Everybody has a responsibility to protect themselves and their businesses from these kinds of attacks, as everyone is affected by this,” he added.Mr. Forrest said persons who use automated teller machines (ATMs), pay bills or shop online, use WhatsApp or Twitter on their phone are at risk and must be sensitised about good cyber practices.   He noted that the Government is doing its part to make persons aware of the procedures to undertake in order to protect themselves.He informed that in keeping with the National Cyber Security Strategy, the Ministry will be looking at some technical measures to better secure and monitor national assets, including energy, telecommunications and the financial system.“If you consider a day without electricity, think about the inconvenience, but also think about the cost,” he said, noting that “you can literally cripple economies when you shut down their financial systems”.FLOW’s Director of Networking and Security, Delroy McLean, who also addressed the session, said that monitoring of the company’s markets since 2015 has shown that Jamaica is the most impacted country in the Caribbean in terms of cybercrime.“In most cases (Jamaica is) exposed to 10 times more threats than any other Caribbean country,” he noted.   He pointed out that many people, in using cyberspace, do not think about security, only about the convenience.Mr. McLean said the company continues to put protective measures in place, including recruiting and training young talent to assist in mitigating threats.   He noted, however, that while “our core security protects the majority of our consumer networks at the first layer, the ultimate protection is up to the individual”.In the meantime, Head of the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), Moniphia Hewling, stressed the need for persons to be cyber-safe by thinking before they click.“Constantly think of protecting yourself online by being aware and being careful what you share, post and click on,” she advised.October is being observed as Cyber Security Awareness Month internationally.   The CIRT, through the Science, Energy and Technology Ministry, along with its partners, will be hosting and participating in a variety of activities during the month.Press Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Guide To Publication Printers What They Offer and What You Need

first_imgPrinter selection is one of the most important decisions for a magazine publisher. This is the vendor that handles what is the largest (or second-largest, after events) and most expensive product for most publishers, not to mention one that plays an increasing role in other publishing services, from database management to online content management systems. For a look at select printer services and capabilities, click here: Survey 1 Survey 2 As manufacturing and production staffs decrease at publishers, the printer role becomes even more important. “I used to be a production director, and recently I was at a social gathering with other former production directors and we’re all doing different things because we’ve chosen to leave or been asked to leave,” says Rob Brai, partner and COO at Superior Media Solutions. “Because no one is there anymore, CFOs and others have said, ‘Let the printer handle it, we don’t want to deal with the hassle.’”Vendor Selection: Beyond Price Let’s face it, price is probably the number one factor when evaluating printers. “Like on a job interview, it is something never discussed, as if it does not matter, and then somehow you always wind up going to the vendor with the best price,” says one b-to-b manufacturing and production executive.“The more volume that can be consolidated to one preferred printer, the better the process, and more opportunity to reduce cost,” says Phil Graham, senior vice president of operations at F+W Media. “The printer that currently handles our magazine and book printing is now producing all our subscription, promotional, and ancillary materials. Consolidating all that under one roof simplifies much of the logistics that you encounter when using multiple printers, and again you have the pricing benefit from the volume consolidation.”That workflow efficiency is key to attractive pricing. “Due to the reduction in ad pages, cost control is very important, so competitive pricing is very important,” says Keith Hammerbeck, corporate director of media operations at Advanstar Communications. “But along with this is making sure that printers are ‘efficient’. By this I mean do they have a short cut-off press to save paper, can they deliver large signatures to keep the cost per page down, have their paper spoilage percentages gone down over time, etc.”Scheduling: Are Printers and Publishers On the Same Page?Flexible scheduling is another critical area. “We are also looking for printers to be flexible with their schedules. If we need to hold an ad close open, the printer needs to work with us and still get us out in the number of days we expected,” says Hammerbeck.“I usually want to know their schedule, are they open 24/7, closed on certain holidays?” says another manufacturing and production executive. “At the end of the year, things can get hairy. Printers often close down several days because they are ‘not busy’, but then we still have a lot of things going at the end of the year.”Co-Mailing: Not Always a GivenWhile they may seem obvious, co-mailing and distribution services are not always provided. “Co-mail and other postage reducing services are very important,” says Hammerbeck. “Postage is now by far our largest mechanical expense, so offering postal savings is very important. This also applies to things such as tabloids, polybagged issues, etc. Not every printer can offer postal savings for these type of things.”Different publishers have different rules. “We use a couple different printers and with one, they do not have any major fulfillment, it is always handled by an outside partner in another state,” says a b-to-b manufacturing executive who wishes to remain nameless. “We used another printer for something, and they couldn’t send UPS out of the plant, just FedEx. When it comes to co-mail, we want to know what the discount is, what are the typical pool sizes and how many runs are done weekly?”Training and Customer ServiceStaff turnover at a printer can have a significant impact on relations. “I always ask about the customer service rep, their background and experience, their work volume and who their back-up is,” says a production executive at a major publisher. “I also want to know if the salesperson remains active on the account or do they walk away and leave someone else in charge?”Printers offering training for magazine manufacturing and production staffs is becoming increasingly important, especially with new digital services. “We don’t use our printer for most of these services because we have other suppliers we use, however we do want our printer to be proactive in regards to being able to offer training as needed, and work with us on making sure our instructions are being supplied properly,” says Hammerbeck.“When I worked for a major consumer publisher, informative trips to the printer were regularly offered to production staff,” adds another production executive. “For all I know, major publishing firms still continue this practice and the printers still accommodate such sessions. On the other hand, most of the problems that I’ve seen surfacing within the last 10 years have been directly related to a LACK of printing knowledge and production savvy on the part of the publication’s staff.”last_img read more

Peter Fonda dead at 79 Easy Rider star went out laughing sister

first_img R.I.P. Peter Fonda. Most will post about “Easy Rider” – a great film – but I’d also strongly recommend his 2nd movie as a director – the little known lyrical western “The Hired Hand” – We did an evening together celebrating it at the Cinematheque – Peter was so proud of that film pic.twitter.com/hfY3c0BVlI— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) August 16, 2019 My heart goes out to Jane over the loss of her brother. Peter Fonda was a revolutionary filmmaker during a revolutionary time. Born in the house I now live in, his spirit will be missed.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 16, 2019 In the 1969 hit Easy Rider, Peter Fonda (center) starred alongside Dennis Hopper in a cross-country road trip movie that would define a generation. Columbia Pictures Actor Peter Fonda — best known for co-writing, producing and co-starring in the 1969 cult classic biker movie Easy Rider — has died at age 79 from respiratory failure related to lung cancer, his family confirmed Friday.  “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts,” the family said in a statement provided to multiple news outlets. “As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy.”As the son of actor Henry Fonda and brother to the equally talented Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda acted for over 50 years, with roles in such notable films as Easy Rider, The Limey, Ghost Rider, 3:10 to Yuma and The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Fonda was nominated for an Oscar for his acting in the 1997 movie Ulee’s Gold. “I am very sad,” his sister Jane said in a statement. “He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”Fonda also worked closely with B-movie director Roger Corman on two counterculture classic films — the 1966 biker movie The Wild Angels and the 1967 nightmarish LSD drug movie The Trip. Also known for his skills as a screenwriter, he was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay for Easy Rider. Fonda’s more recent films included 2017’s The Most Hated Woman in America and 2019’s The Last Full Measure.Fonda’s fans, including filmmaker Edgar Wright, took to social media to pay tribute to the actor’s long film legacy. “RIP Peter Fonda, counter culture legend, groundbreaking actor and all round real life hero,” Wright tweeted on Friday. “His sampled voice in Primal Scream’s Loaded will echo on forever: ‘Just what is it that you want you to do…'””RIP Peter Fonda. Most will post about Easy Rider — a great film — but I’d also strongly recommend his 2nd movie as a director – the little known lyrical western The Hired Hand,” producer and writer Larry Karaszewski tweeted. “We did an evening together celebrating it at the Cinematheque – Peter was so proud of that film.” RIP Peter Fonda. Godspeed, Captain America.— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) August 16, 2019 Peter Fonda made an artful, elegiac western with Warren Oates called THE HIRED HAND. Watch it. pic.twitter.com/uvjyCoWI83— Travis Woods (@aHeartOfGould) August 16, 2019 RIP Peter Fonda, counter culture legend, groundbreaking actor and all round real life hero. His sampled voice in Primal Scream’s ‘Loaded’ will echo on forever: “Just what is it that you want you to do…” https://t.co/kVXWn7QQNA— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 16, 2019 Peter Fonda was a lovely person- a beautiful spirit. Peace at last Peter— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 17, 2019 2019 movies to geek out over Post a comment Tags Goodbye, Peter Fonda. 💔 I hope your trip to the great beyond was a groovy one. pic.twitter.com/Sgt0Jqoatq— Elle Schneider (@elleschneider) August 16, 2019 Share your voicecenter_img Originally published Aug. 16, 5:15 p.m. PT.  Peter Fonda should have won that Best Actor Oscar for Ulee’s Gold in 1998 and I’d shout it in Jack Nicholson’s living room. Go watch it this weekend. His performance is astonishing. pic.twitter.com/uJGGGhRBxc— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 16, 2019 0 EASY RIDER depicted the rise of hippie culture, condemned the establishment, and celebrated freedom. Peter Fonda embodied those values and instilled them in a generation. Independent cinema begins with EASY RIDER. Period. #RIPCaptainAmerica pic.twitter.com/HkprgavIM2— Illeana Douglas (@Illeanarama) August 16, 2019 Iconic PETER FONDA 1940-2019. Rest in Peace, “Easy Rider.” You got your money’s worth in this life.Said Jane Fonda: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.” pic.twitter.com/Udc5b7sIPp— Theron Bell ⚾️ (@theronbell16) August 16, 2019 TV and Movies “Yeah, I’m, I’m hip about time. But I just gotta go.”Peter Fonda, 1940-2019. pic.twitter.com/bu6ODPNkih— Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) August 16, 2019 Peter Fonda was one of the oddest people I’ve ever met, and honestly, I think he’d be thrilled to know I remembered him that way. What a life.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) August 16, 2019 77 Photos My first job on a film set was as Peter Fonda’s personal driver. He sat in the front seat with me and told me stories about Easy Rider. He was kind and generous and patient. A tender spirit. A special man. pic.twitter.com/wMxhrIdnMX— ᴅᴀɴɪᴇʟ ɴᴏᴀʜ (@_danielnoah_) August 16, 2019last_img read more

18 additional judges sworn in

first_img.Eighteen additional judges, who were appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court for two years on Wednesday, were sworn in on Thursday afternoon.Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 3:00pm.The 18 HC additional judges are Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, International Crimes Tribunal member; Md Mostafizur Rahman, additional secretary to the law and justice division; Fatema Najib, Narsingdi district and sessions judge; Md Quamrul Hossain Mollah, metropolitan sessions judge of Dhaka; SM Kuddus Zaman, district and sessions judge of Dhaka; Md Atoar Rahman, divisional special judge of Dhaka; deputy attorneys general Khijir Hayat, Shashanka Shekhar Sarker, SM Moniruzzaman, Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir and Khondakar Diliruzzaman; and Supreme Court lawyers SM Abdul Mobin, Mohammad Ali, Mahiuddin Shamim, Md Reaz Uddin Khan, Md Khairul Alam, Ahmed Rasel and KM Hafizul Alam.Earlier on Wednesday, the law ministry published a gazette notification on their appointment.It said the president made the appointment exercising his power under section 98 of the constitution.last_img read more

Socities pay price when journos are targeted Guterres

first_imgUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits a camp for displaced earthquake and liquefaction victims in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 12 October 2018. Reuters File PhotoUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to stand up for journalists, truth and justice saying truth never dies.”Reporting is not a crime.Together, let us stand up for journalists, for truth and for justice,” he said in a message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists that falls on 2 November.The UN chief called on governments and the international community to protect journalists and create the conditions they need to do their work.”On this day, I pay tribute to journalists who do their jobs every day despite intimidation and threats. Their work – and that of their fallen colleagues — reminds us that truth never dies. Neither must our commitment to the fundamental right to freedom of expression,” he said.In just over a decade, Guterres said, more than a thousand journalists have been killed while carrying out their indispensable work.Nine out of ten cases are unresolved, with no one held accountable, he added.”Female journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted not only for their reporting but also because of their gender, including through the threat of sexual violence,” Guterres said.This year alone, he said, at least 88 journalists have been killed and many thousands more have been attacked, harassed, detained or imprisoned on spurious charges, without due process.”This is outrageous. This should not become the new normal.When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price,” said the UN chief.He said he deeply troubled by the growing number of attacks and the culture of impunity.Meanwhile, the European Union said democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. “Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions.”But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity, it said in a declaration marking the day.”Free journalism is the backbone of free societies: undermining it means undermining our own freedom,” reads the EU declaration.The EU paid tribute to all those journalists around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their profession. “We also pay tribute to all those brave journalists who are taking up the work of their colleagues who can no longer pursue their investigations.”The EU said it will continue to use all appropriate external policy and financial instruments to enhance the quality of journalism, access to public information and freedom of expression.last_img read more