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Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ legacy, centred on crime family, inspires Bollywood

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first_imgMr Big: Amitabh Bachchan in The Family, a story about the clash of two clansVijay, Deewar’s angry young man-turned-mobster, and Agneepath’s middle-aged don isn’t ageing gracefully. His black mop has turned blondish, a patchy white false beard hides the wrinkles, and the brooding eyes are shielded by black Prada shades.,Mr Big: Amitabh Bachchan in The Family, a story about the clash of two clansVijay, Deewar’s angry young man-turned-mobster, and Agneepath’s middle-aged don isn’t ageing gracefully. His black mop has turned blondish, a patchy white false beard hides the wrinkles, and the brooding eyes are shielded by black Prada shades. A Cohiba, lit with practised disdain, stands in for the cigarette. “We are a different kind of family,” Amitabh Bachchan says, blowing smoke rings. “We get to work at night.”Bachchan’s newest venture, The Family, isn’t called so because it is the launch pad for producer Keshu’s son with the numerologically correct screen name of Aryeman (and more than a passing resemblance to Hollywood’s typecast mobster Chazz Palminteri). Bollywood’s busiest star plays the patriarch of a crime family.Hmm. Just two months ago, there was another family get together, with Bachchan standing behind the clapper board playing the head of Ram Gopal Varma’s parallel government in Sarkar. No five-star mahurat because Varma wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Just muted celebrations for a series of firsts-with Bachchan sharing screen time with son Abhishek and Varma realising his dream of working with his long-time screen idol.Switch on the TV and you have Family Business, Star One’s slick new soap about Harvard-educated NRI Sachin Tyagi who discovers he has inherited a crime empire.The inspiration for all of the above? The Godfather series. Mario Puzo’s best-seller is now more classic literature than pulp fiction while Francis Ford Coppola’s films, Hollywood’s finest mafia movies, are known for effortlessly bridging high-brow sensibility and commercial success. Politics of Crime: The Nagres at dinner in Varma’s SarkarAlready it is Indian cinema’s most richly mined source for crime dramas, inspiring a series of movies beginning with Feroz Khan’s Dharmatma and Tamil superhits like Nayagan and Thevar Magan, both starring Kamal Haasan. Now, the inspiration is returning to cater to a new generation of cinegoers and TV viewers,who can expect feuding feudals and executions of rival mobsters amid plenty of thesping.”We have a fascination for the mafia and the underworld and the idea of a man who works outside the system,” says writer director Anurag Kashyap. “The problem is that whenever it has been adapted to the Indian context, it ends up looking like any other Hollywood rip-off, with the characters inhabiting a strange unreal world. No film, with the possible exception of the underproduction Sarkar, has adapted itself to the Indian milieu.”Like Mani Ratnam who transformed Coppola’s Vito Corleone into Mumbai’s south Indian don Varadaraja Mudaliar’s character, Varma has zeroed in on the Thackerays for inspiration. Crime has been replaced by politics and the suits by dhoti kurtas and pathan suits with the swank mansions giving way to an old brooding joint family home with courtyards where the Nagre family dines together.”The film is not based on Bal Thackeray,” says Varma. “But the similarities are there. Thackeray wields enormous power, he has personal charisma and is trusted by lakhs of people,” he adds. While Bachchan sports a phonetically similar screen name, his real-life friend Thackeray has in recent months grown a Bachchan-style goatee.Varma is single-minded in his devotion. Though the film also stars Abhishek and Kay Kay, posters of the film will feature only the Big B. Varma doesn’t hide his devotion to The Godfather either, one of his guiding influences ever since the civil engineer started the Movie House video cassette rental in Hyderabad over two decades ago. “What really fascinates me about The Godfather is that it is more about power than about crime. It is about a powerful family which could be true of any family, be it a dictator or an industrialist,” he says.There is also the not-so-subtle realisation that at 62, Bollywood’s most enduring legend may be the only choice to play godfatherThe Other Godfathers advertisementDharmatma (1975): Feroze Khan is first off the block with Bollywood’s Godfather clone featuring Premnath as the Don and Khan as Michael.Dayavan (1988): Khan returns to the godfather mode with a remake of Mani Ratnam’s Nayagan, but Vinod Khanna is not a patch on Kamal Haasan.Aatank Hi Aatank (1995): Aamir Khan plays a moustachioed successor to crime lord Ishrat Ali and Rajnikanth as his hotheaded older brother.A realisation Kashyap dubs the patriarch fixation. “Filmmakers are merely writing films and offering the role of the oldest character, the patriarch, to Mr Bachchan.” Gadar writer Shaktimaan has seen the film and read Mario Puzo’s book dozens of times. Two years ago, he even wrote the screenplay for Firoz Nadiadwala’s Kutumb (family).Not that it took a lot of effort, but Nadiadwala wanted his now-aborted project to be a “frame-by-frame remake” of The Godfather with both the Bachchans and Akshay Kumar in lead roles. Shaktimaan instead went on to write the story for The Family, a story about the clash of two clans, one from the crime world and the other from middle-class Mumbai. He sold the idea to Rajkumar Santoshi. The director, who muses about never having touched a mafia-related subject in his 14-year career because he never got an interesting subject, snapped it up and fine-tuned it with scriptwriter Shridhar Raghavan.It is totally different from anything I have ever done,” says Santoshi who last directed Bachchan as the wheezing over-the-hill IPS officer in Khakee. “But it is not a realistic documentary footage type gangster film. It is an entertainer.” Santoshi hopes to complete the movie by August 2005-around the time Varma would have released Sarkar. “I have gangster films coming out of my ears,” laughs Hansal Mehta, who with two underworld films under his belt-Chhal and Raakh with Mithun Chakraborty and Sohail Khan-can joke about being asked to helm Star One’s Family Business because he is considered a gangster expert. But he also admits the genre is too much of a temptation to stay away from. The soap is Michael Corleone’s story but because it is a TV serial with a limited budget, Mehta doesn’t have the luxury of shooting it on the streets of Prague and London, like Raakh. Still, the genre is too much of a temptation to stay away from. Ask Amitabh Bachchan.advertisementlast_img read more

CWC 2019- IND vs WI Review: India inch closer to semis after Windies knockout

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first_imgImage Courtesy: News 18AdvertisementThe prospect of a semi-final spot ended for the West Indies after a heavy defeat to India. The Men In Blue triumphed in all the three departments to get closer to the semi-final. Image Courtesy: News 18On a surface which had been used, Virat Kohli had no hesitation to bat first and hoped for the spinners to take advantage of the dryness of the surface and the rough spots.Rohit Sharma endured yet another lacklustre outing while KL Rahul narrowly missed out on a half-century. Virat Kohli yet again applied himself on a slow surface and adapted well to notch up his fourth successive World Cup half-century becoming the third Indian after Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar to do so.Despite once again lagging behind in the middle overs courtesy of the early dismissals of Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar, pinch hitter Hardik Pandya boosted the run rate with a handy knock.MS Dhoni proceeded to bring up his fifty as well despite starting off slow. The southpaw scored 16 off the last over to help India post 268-7 after 50 overs.The explosive West Indies line-up had no answer to the fiery spells from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami. After dismissing Chris Gayle with a delivery that skidded off the surface, Shami took things up a notch by castling Shai Hope with a peach of a delivery.With the top order rattled, wickets at regular intervals made the target beyond reach for the Windies who ultimately collapsed for 143.Read Also:ICC CWC 19 Preview: India vs. West Indies; Can Kohli’s men continue their unbeaten run?CWC 2019- NZ vs PAK Review: Pakistan instill life in their campaign after dismantling the Kiwis Advertisementlast_img read more

Rashid, Tamim, Shakib to play for World XI vs WI at Lords

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first_imgDubai, Apr 23 (PTI) Top-ranked bowler Rashid Khan of Afghanistan along with Bangladesh stars Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI, which will take on the West Indies in a charity T20 game at Lord?s on May 31. The match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes last year. The trio joins three other Asians who have already confirmed for the match ? Pakistan?s Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera of Sri Lanka. More big names are likely to be confirmed in the coming days for the ICC World XI side, which is being led by England?s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan. ?It is a matter of great honour and pride for me and my country that I have been chosen to support one of cricket?s oldest and most loyal members,” Rashid said. “I don?t think it will be incorrect to say that a number of cricketers from this and previous generations were inspired and attracted to cricket due to the heroics of the West Indies sides of the 70s, 80s and 90s. And if the West Indies are now looking upon us for help, then there shouldn?t be any hesitation.” Tamim Iqbal said: ?I am delighted to have been chosen to once again represent the ICC World XI for a cause which will only make cricket a bigger and better sport. ?The West Indies? contribution to the global game is unmatched and unparalleled, and if the cricket fraternity can get together to play a small role in the rebuilding of their damaged venues following last year?s hurricanes, then this is a very small price with hugely positive results,” Tamim added.advertisement ?Playing at Lord?s is itself a great honour for any cricketer. My only international appearance there was in 2010, so I look forward to reliving those memories. Playing with and against some of the best cricketers of this era will only make this occasion better and more memorable,” the flamboyant opener further said. The West Indies are reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions and will be led by Carlos Brathwaite and the side includes other top names like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell. The proceeds from this match will be donated towards rebuilding and renovating five major venues as well as other community cricket facilities that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The venues that will benefit include the Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla, the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua, the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica, the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in the British Virgin Islands and the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten. PTI KHS KHS KHSlast_img read more

ATK sign Jordi Figueras Montel

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first_imgIndian Super League ISL 2017: ATK sign Spanish centre-back Jordi Figueras Montel Goal Last updated 2 years ago 15:50 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Atletico de Kolkata ISL Champions season 3 2016 ISL Indian Super League ATK The Kolkata outfit have roped in their sixth foreigner for the upcoming season of Indian Super League On Saturday, ATK announced the signing of 30-year-old defender Jordi Figueras Montel for the 2017-18 season of Indian Super League. The central defender last appeared for Karlsruher SC, a German football side based in Baden-Wurttemberg. Jordi became a free agent in the month of July after having served his spell at the German side. He has earlier plied his trade for La Liga clubs like Celta Vigo, Real Betis and Real Valladolid. Besides playing in first and second division Spanish Clubs, Jordi has also performed at the Copa del Rey, Russian Premier division league Premier Liga and Turkish Super Lig. The former Rubin Kazan player also played for Club Brugge KV from the Belgian Pro League which featured in the UEFA Europa League. Apart from operating at the centre of defense, Jordi can also function as a left-back. He joins Prabir Das, Keegan Pereira, Anwar Ali, Ashutosh Mehta, Augustin Fernandes and others in the defensive department of The Bengal Tigers. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 “I am delighted to get a chance to experience Indian football through ATK. India is gaining popularity in the global arena post the onset of ISL as we are being able to meet new fans and play some exciting football. I am eagerly looking forward to getting to know my team-mates, contribute to our game plan and earn many fans from India,” commented Jordi on his arrival to the Teddy Sheringham-led outfit.last_img read more

Aubameyang a doubt for Klassiker

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first_imgBorussia Dortmund Aubameyang a doubt for DFB-Pokal Klassiker clash with Bayern Tom Webber 21:12 12/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Auba - cropped Bongarts Borussia Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund Bayern München DFB Pokal The Gabon international may be forced to sit out Borussia Dortmund’s meeting with the Bundesliga leaders at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday Borussia Dortmund could be without top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they take on Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.Aubameyang scored his 21st goal of the season as Dortmund defeated Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday, but sustained a muscular injury during a training session on Monday.Head coach Peter Stoger is unsure whether the Gabon striker will be fit in time for the Klassiker at the Allianz Arena, though he is confident the defending champions have enough options to cope with his potential absence. 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 “The availability of Aubameyang for Wednesday is still not certain. We have to wait,” Stoger told a pre-match news conference.”We have several options in the event of Aubameyang missing out.”Aubameyang has scored six goals in as many appearances and has this week admitted to having extended his stay at Signal Induna Park through to 2021.last_img read more

Vote For The Rebels In The KooGa Relentless Competition

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first_imgThe Sydney Rebels currently hold the lead in KooGa’s ‘Relentless’ competition and with just two weeks left, make sure you vote to get them over the line. The Rebels have put together a great video about how they turned around their luck and defied the odds to finish runners up at the 2010 National Touch League. To view their video and to vote, please click on the link below:http://apps.facebook.com/koogarelentless/entry/268623 The winners of the competition will win $30,000 of KooGa kit. To view KooGa’s product range, please visit their online shop:www.shop.kooga.com.au Related LinksVote For The Rebelslast_img read more

ESPN Releases Its Final College Football Top 25 Poll

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first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN has released its final college football top 25 poll of the 2018 season.The season came to an end on Monday night, with No. 2 Clemson’s blowout of No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff national title game.It was an insane performance by the Tigers, who are rightfully finishing the year at the top of ESPN’s rankings.Here’s ESPN’s full top 25:ClemsonAlabamaOhio StateOklahomaNotre DameFloridaLSUTexasGeorgiaKentuckyUCFWashington StateTexas A&MWashingtonFresno StateSyracuseMichiganArmyAuburnPenn StateNorthwesternBoise StateCincinnatiOregonIowaWho’s ready for the 2019 season?We certainly are.last_img read more

Mosquito species responsible for the majority of Zika cases caught in Ontario

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first_imgAn adult mosquito belonging to the species of the insect responsible for the majority of Zika cases has been caught in Canada for the first time by a southern Ontario health unit, but the insect captured isn’t carrying the virus.The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit said one of their mosquito traps recently caught an adult Aedes aegypti mosquito. It noted that the specie’s larvae was also found in the region last year.Despite the development, the health unit said there’s no reason to worry about an increased risk of Zika virus in the region.Aedes aegypti mosquitos are capable of carrying the Zika virus as well as a number of other tropical diseases, including dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever.They are typically found in tropical environments, including the southern United States, but have been known to travel as far north as Michigan.Public Health Canada says there are currently no reported cases of Zika virus being transmitted by mosquitos in Canada.Dr. Wajid Ahmed, acting medical officer of health at the health unit, said it isn’t clear exactly how the adult mosquito that was captured made it to the Windsor area. But he said that Aedes aegypti mosquitos have hitched rides into colder climates in shipping containers in the past.“When you look at the spread of this particular species of mosquitos, that’s how they’re spread in other parts of the world as well,” he said.Windsor, Ahmed pointed out, is a hub for shipping between Canada and the United States. He added that Windsor also saw the first cases of West Nile virus in Canada.Windsor’s warm summers, as well as a very mild winter last year, may also be a factor, he said.“This warmer temperature is definitely one of the reasons that these particular types of mosquitos are finding it much more favourable to grow and survive,” Ahmed said.Ahmed said that the Windsor-Essex County health unit is consulting with provincial and federal health authorities on how to deal with Aedes-type adults and larvae.The health unit said local residents should use bug repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts when outside, and ensure that their doors and windows don’t have holes.Unlike many mosquitos, the Aedes aegypti mosquito bites during the day. The mosquito also doesn’t breed in ponds, puddles or marshes. Instead, the health unit said, it prefers to lay eggs in objects that contain still water, like buckets or vases.Another mosquito species that’s closely related to Aedes aegypti — called the Aedes albopictus — is also present in the Windsor region, and is also capable of carrying the Zika virus. Last year, the health unit said it captured 17 adults of the species, and Ahmed said more adults were captured this year.Curtis Russell, a program consultant with Public Health Ontario specializing in mosquito-borne diseases, said the Aedes aegypti mosquito population in Canada is too small for a serious outbreak of Zika.“It’s very unlikely for this to occur in Windsor or Canada,” he said, noting that Canadians are more at risk of getting Zika if they travel to southern locations where it is more common.Regions affected by the Zika virus include the Caribbean and South America, as well as parts of west and south Africa and the southern United States.Most people who contract the infection have no symptoms; those that do get sick experience such ill effects as fever, joint pain, rash and red eyes. The disease usually resolves in about a week.However, the virus has been potentially linked in Brazil to cases of abnormally small heads in infants born to women who may have been infected while pregnant, as well as cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurological condition that can cause muscle weakness or even partial paralysis. Researchers are still scrambling to determine if Zika causes both the birth defect — known as microcephaly — and Guillain-Barre.last_img read more

Sikh truckers need helmets when exiting truck at work sites Quebec Appeal

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first_imgMONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled against turban-wearing Sikh truck drivers who sought an exemption from putting on the helmet required by their employers.The province’s highest court ruled Thursday that workplace safety must take precedence over temporary impacts on freedom of religion.The three Sikh truck drivers had invoked their religious beliefs to challenge the requirement that they wear a hard hat when they have to leave their trucks at the Port of Montreal.Their employers, three private trucking companies, said they adopted the helmet policy to protect the workers’ health and safety, adding that it was required by law.The workers first filed an application seeking an exemption in 2006, but it was refused in 2016 by Superior Court Justice Andre Prevost.The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms did not apply in the case because the helmet policy was dictated by private companies, not the state. The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms did apply, the court found, but it concluded the infringement of freedom of religion was justified by the helmet’s safety benefits.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

DR Congo UN report deplores excessive use of deadly force impunity in

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In a report on the clashes in the western Bas-Congo province between security forces and the political-religious group Bundi Dia Kongo (BDK), in which 105 people were killed and at least a further 100 injured, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour called on the authorities to bring to justice all those who had committed crimes.The authorities should ensure that the trial in appeal of the civilian members of BDK are tried by civilian courts and take appropriate measures to equip the national police so that it could better deal with such events, Ms. Arbour added.She deplored the impunity being enjoyed by the security forces and the fact that trials of civilians involved were being conducted before military tribunals, a clear violation of international human rights standards. The violence followed the first democratic elections in the vast country in over four decades, the largest and most complex polls the UN has ever helped to organize, aimed at cementing the DRC’s transition to stability after a brutal six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives through fighting and attendant hunger and disease, widely considered the most lethal conflict in the world since World War II. 27 July 2007While both the security forces and protestors claiming electoral fraud shared responsibility for deadly violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) earlier this year, the high death toll pointed to an excessive use of lethal force by the army and police, who are now enjoying impunity, the United Nations reported today. read more

DR Congo UN official underscores zero tolerance for sexual misconduct

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Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye was responding to questions from reporters in New York following the announcement that an investigation by the UN had found prima facie evidence that troops with an Indian contingent in the mission, which is known as MONUC, may have engaged in sexual exploitation and abuse.He noted that there are 17,000 troops deployed in the DRC, “some of them doing their task in very tough conditions and the misbehaviour of just one peacekeeper may tarnish their image and all their work.” The UN has imposed a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers, and senior officials have reiterated in recent years that this means there is no impunity for blue helmets who engage in such practices. “We are doing our very best to implement zero tolerance. I can tell you that there is much progress on that now. The mindset of all the peacekeepers in regard to the issue of zero tolerance is very clear. They know that all fraternization, all sexual relations are forbidden. But unfortunately there are still some of them who are misbehaving,” Lt. General Gaye stated.He said that the mission was on track to stamp out sexual abuse by peacekeepers, through measures such as establishing “out-of-bounds areas” for troops, curfews which prevent them leaving their barracks after a certain hour, and stopping them from going out in civilian clothes.As for what happened to soldiers found guilty of misconduct, Lt. General Gaye said it was important to see their home countries taking steps against them and that some nations had taken action.In a statement released by his spokesperson yesterday, Mr. Ban said that the Indian Government had assured the UN that the allegations into conduct by peacekeepers with MONUC would be promptly and thoroughly investigated and, if proven, strict and exemplary action would be taken as per the law. MONUC, which was established in late 1999, is one of the largest UN peacekeeping missions in the world. 13 August 2008The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is committed to the world body’s zero-tolerance policy against sexual misconduct, the mission’s Force Commander stressed today, noting that the misbehaviour of even one soldier can damage the reputation of the entire operation. read more

Intact insurance companys Q2 profit shrivels in heat of Alberta wildfires

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by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 27, 2016 7:22 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Intact property insurance business got burned in the second quarter by the huge Alberta wildfire that forced a mass evacuation of the Fort McMurray area in May.Intact Financial (TSX:IFC) says its profit fell by more than half to $93 million or 67 cents per share.That’s down from $199 million or $1.47 per share in last year’s second quarter.The Toronto-based insurer says the Fort McMurray catastrophe drove down its net operating income by 46 per cent to $114 million, or 83 cents per share.Excluding that fire, Intact says its net operating income would have been up 15 per cent.Revenue from insurance policy premiums was $2.46 billion, up five per cent from $2.34 billion a year ago, but underwriting income fell to $16 million from $158 million as the fire offset growth elsewhere.Intact says most of the impact from the fire was from property insurance and a smaller portion from auto insurance. Intact insurance company’s Q2 profit shrivels in heat of Alberta wildfires read more

Monitor Your Blood Pressure With Your iPhone

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first_imgLast night at ces Unveiled (a kickoff show of sorts), a company called Withings was showcasing all manner of health gadgets, including a Wi-Fi scale, and an iPhone-based baby monitor. The centerpiece of the company’s booth, however, had to be the company’s Smart Blood Pressure Monitor.Wrap the band around your arm like a traditional blood pressure monitor, connect it to your iPhone or iPod touch (actually, the company just says “iOS device,” so I suppose the thing will work with the iPad, as well), and then, with the click of a button, it will send the relevant information to your mobile device.The company uploads the information and gives you your results and where your your results should be. It will also, over time, chart trends in your blood pressure, including time of day trends.AdChoices广告The health gadget is launching this month, for $129.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Friday

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first_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The monkey, George, seized by gardaí during an operation Finglas today. Source: RollingNews.ie Armed gardaí raided a premises in the Finglas area of Dublin this morning and seized a significant quantity of guns, drugs, ammunition as well as a monkey in a cage. Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian, who went missing after a party 14 years ago.A Syrian national barred from a Dublin mosque has fled Ireland after he allegedly attacked a man with a hammer.Jackie Healy-Rae, the son and parliamentary assistant of TD Michael Healy-Rae, has appeared in Kenmare District Court on a charge of assaulting a 30-year-old visiting Englishman in a late-night incident in Kenmare over a year ago.A garda investigating the disappearance of Bobby Ryan made a note saying, “Mary Lowry had his head melted,” but he couldn’t remember who made the comment, the Central Criminal Court has heard.SDLP Councillor Máiría Cahill has withdrawn from upcoming local government elections in Northern Ireland over concerns about her home address being made public. Sligo County Council has called RTÉ to boycott this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his team will visit Dublin on Monday. https://jrnl.ie/4579608 Apr 5th 2019, 9:13 PM No Comments WORLD Paleontologists in Peru have discovered the fossil of 43-million-year-old whale that had four legs, hooves and long, webbed fingers. Source: RBINS Museum #BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked for Brexit be delayed until 30 June as she holds ongoing negotiations to get British MPs to agree a withdrawal deal.#BIRMINGHAM BOMBING: An inquest into the deaths of 21 people as the result of two separate IRA bombings in 1974 has found that the victims were all unlawfully killed.#DIVORCE: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, has agreed a divorce settlement with his wife MacKenzie worth $35 billion (€31bn). PARTING SHOTPolitico has set up an interactive search tool which lets you see which UK MPs are following other MPs, news outlets, EU leaders etc. Analysis of the Westminster Twitter bubble found that most MPs’ timelines are skewed towards their own political party. Turns out MPs don’t care what their opponents think. Who knew.  Source: PoliticoHave a go here.  10,690 Views Share6 Tweet Email center_img Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Here’s what made the headlines today. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 5 Apr 2019, 9:13 PM By Adam Daly Get our daily news round up: Short URLlast_img read more

Hémorragies une molécule pour les freiner

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first_imgHémorragies : une molécule pour les freinerMonde – L’utilisation d’un médicament jusque là réservé à la chirurgie pourrait sauver la vie de 100.000 traumatisés par an.Qu’elles soient la conséquence d’un accident de voiture ou d’un coup de couteau, les hémorragies peuvent être meurtrières. Elles sont la deuxième cause de mortalité chez les jeunes adultes. The Lancet, revue médicale britannique, publie aujourd’hui une étude sur un antifibrinolytique : l’acide tranéxamique (TXA). À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Il est utilisé en chirurgie pour limiter les pertes de sang, mais son action sur les personnes souffrant de traumatismes n’avait jusque là jamais été considérée. Or, l’étude démontre que le TXA diminue le risque de mortalité de 10%. Ces résultats sont une source d’espoir pour ceux qui pourraient, à l’avenir, voir l’un de leurs proches sur le point de mourir exsangue aux urgences. L’espoir est d’autant plus présent que ce médicament est libre de brevet et bon marché.Son utilisation pourrait être étendue à la limitation d’autres hémorragies comme les hémorragies cérébrales ou les hémorragies post-partum. Le 15 juin 2010 à 11:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Report Mousa Dembele close to completing £11m move to China

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first_imgTottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is reportedly closing in on an £11m switch to Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super LeagueThings haven’t gone so well for Dembele this season with just seven starts in 10 Premier League appearances due to the strong competition at Spurs and his own fitness problems.The Belgium international has been sidelined since injuring his ankle against Wolves at the beginning of November.And, with his contract due to expire this summer, Dembele and Dutch striker Vincent Janssen are expected to leave Spurs during this month’s transfer window.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.Now the BBC reports that Dembele is on the brink of sealing an £11m move to China with Beijing Guoan.This comes despite Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino claiming to be unaware of any interest from China in Dembele on Monday.Since arriving from Fulham in 2012, Dembele has managed 12 goals and 12 assists in 243 Premier League appearances for Spurs.last_img read more

Town Accountant Mike Morris Announces Retirement

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Longtime Wilmington Town Account Michael Morris has notified the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen of his intention to retire on July 12, 2019.“It has been a pleasure serving the Town of Wilmington for over thirty years, but I will have reached the maximum amount for retirement and it is time to move on to the ‘retirement world’,” Morris wrote in his retirement letter.“Mike Morris is a fantastic human being,” said Selectman Michael McCoy upon hearing the news. “He’s been our Town Accountant since the 80’s. He’s done a great job. He’s a good man. He will be greatly missed.”“Mike Morris is a pro’s pro,” agreed Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “He’s dedicated a lot of time to the town. He’s a very intelligent individual… It’s going to be a significant task to fill his shoes.”“Mike has been a real trooper over the last 30+ years. He’s got 30+ budgets behind him. It’s going to be tough to see him leave,” added Town Manager Jeff Hull.Hull noted that the recruitment process to find Morris’s successor will need to be discussed in the fall. Eaton noted municipalities are struggling to find qualified candidates as many financial professionals are opting for the private sector.The Board of Selectmen are the appointing authority for the Town Accountant.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance Director/Town Accountant On Wednesday NightIn “Government”last_img read more

Malaysia reopens grisly murder case linked to Najib

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first_imgThis file photo taken on 24 May shows Malaysia`s former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to the media after being questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya.Malaysian police have reopened an investigation into the grisly murder of a young Mongolian woman in 2006 which has been linked to the country’s ousted leader, reports said Friday.Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with military-grade plastic explosives near Kuala Lumpur.The murder was the most shocking aspect in a scandal involving allegations that an associate of recently toppled prime minister Najib Razak arranged huge kickbacks for the purchase of French submarines in 2002.The case captivated Malaysia for years and there have long been allegations that Najib-defence minister at the time of the deal-and his wife Rosmah Mansor were involved. They have steadfastly denied the claims.Two government bodyguards were convicted of the killing and sentenced to death. One subsequently fled to Australia, where he is in detention, and maintains he was ordered by “important people” to carry out the murder.Altantuya’s father visited Malaysia this week. He met new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who backed re-opening the investigation, and lodged a fresh police report about the murder.“I can confirm we are reopening investigations,” national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun was cited as saying by The Star newspaper.“We will conduct our duties without fear or favour.”Eric Paulsen, head of local rights group Lawyers for Liberty, told AFP that Najib should be among the new witnesses to be interviewed by the police.“We want to know why Altantuya was killed and who ordered her killing,” he said.Malaysians broke the six-decade stranglehold on power of Najib’s coalition at elections last month, and voted in a reformist alliance headed by 92-year-old Mahathir.Altantuya was the mistress of Najib’s associate, Abdul Razak Baginda, and was alleged to have demanded a cut in the submarine deal for translating during negotiations.Abdul Razak was cleared in 2008 of abetting the murder.The bodyguard who fled to Australia, Sirul Azhar Umar, recently said he is willing to assist any new government investigation into the case, a potential major breakthrough.last_img

The Best iPad Deals in July 2019

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The Motorola One Action doesnt want you shooting vertical video

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first_img The camera configuration isn’t going to appeal to those you post everything they record to Snapchat or Instagram, but for uploading to sites like YouTube it seems like a clever idea. With the special vertical/horizontal video trick, you’ll be able to hold the phone in one hand while recording, and then watch the footage back in 21:9 widescreen. The other 12 MP and 5 MP lenses complete the rear camera array.Besides the camera, the Motorola One Action brings with it a respectable configuration: a Samsung Exynos 9609 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a 3,500-mAh battery (that’s listed as lasting all day), and even a headphone jack. The screen measures 6.3 inches, with a 1,080 x 2,520 pixel resolution.Like other recent Motorola phones, it’s an Android One handset, which means a clean and uncluttered version of Android straight from Google, with regular updates. The phone is going on sale in select countries today, before reaching the US in October. Pricing for the US hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s going on sale in Europe for €259, which works out at around US$285 with a straight currency conversion.Source: Motorola Tailoring asthma treatment based on eosinophilic markers. Learn why it is done on Allmedx.com. What are the treatment options for chronic asthma? Learn more about the condition at Allmedx.com. AllMedX I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more How does mepolizumab relieve symptoms of asthma? Visit Allmedx.com for information. The star of the Motorola One Action show is the 12 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP cameraMotorola Powered by Privacy policy AllMedX We recommend AllMedX It’s easier to film and view video on a mobile when it’s in a vertical rather than a landscape orientation, but it looks very odd on sites like YouTube. The new Motorola One Action offers a compromise – shoot landscape footage while holding the phone in portrait mode.In most respects the handset is another solid mid-range offering from Motorola – something the Lenovo-owned brand specializes in – but the eye-catching feature here is the 117-degree, 12 MP ultra-wide “action video camera” that’s around the back, together with two other camera lenses.”Through a unique combination of hardware and software innovation we’ve made it possible to finally film amazing ultra-wide video while holding the phone more naturally in a vertical position,” says Motorola. “And when you play it back horizontally, you can relive all your action packed memories in full screen.”Motorola says it’s packed enhanced video stabilization into the camera too, as well as pixel technology designed to allow more light into each frame for a better picture. Essentially, it’s like a miniature GoPro inside a phone. AllMedX AllMedX How is mepolizumab administered? See the Prescribing Information at Allmedx.com. Google Analytics settings What role does interleukin 5 play in asthma? Read the latest research on Allmedx.com. When was mepolizumab FDA-approved for the treatment of asthma? Visit Allmedx.com to find out. AllMedX Yes Nolast_img read more