Akali Dal protests against high fuel taxes in Punjab

first_imgThe Shiromani Akali Dal staged a statewide protest on Tuesday, demanding that the Congress government in Punjab cut down its share of taxes on petrol and diesel.The Akali Dal leaders and workers protested at almost all district headquarters, including Ludhiana, Tarn Taran, Rupnagar, Mansa, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ferozepur and Amritsar, and later submitted a memorandum to the local authorities seeking immediate reduction in the VAT (value-added tax) levied on petrol and diesel by the State.Senior Akali Dal leader Daljeet Singh Cheema said the Punjab government was charging the highest VAT on petrol and diesel in the north region, while putting the blame for the surging fuel prices on the Central government.GST demand“The Congress government should pass a resolution in the Cabinet for putting petrol and diesel under the Goods and Services Tax and send its proposal to the GST Council immediately so that prices can be reduced,” said Mr. Cheema.He said the Centre had asked the State to reduce VAT on petroleum products but the Congress government in Punjab was not ready to give relief to people.Demanding that fuel prices in Punjab be matched with that in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, he said the State government was charging 35.14% VAT on petrol while Chandigarh was charging only 19.76%. “Similarly, 6% more VAT was being imposed on diesel in Punjab than in Chandigarh. The people of Punjab could get a huge relief if the government lowers its tax rates on petroleum items on par with Chandigarh,” he said. Mr. Cheema said the Akali Dal would keep fighting to safeguard the interests of people till the time the Congress government does not take pro-people decisions.last_img read more

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The False Choice

first_imgDemocracy shines at its resplendent best in periods of the deepest darkness. It is not the most efficient of political enterprises, frequently manipulated by the lies and deception of the powerful, duping thumping majorities into voting in a remarkable gallery of rogues, scoundrels and buffoons the world over.But as has been proven repeatedly – from the stunning defeat of Indira Gandhi after the Emergency in India and the overthrow of the Marcos regime in the Philippines to the triumphant transformation of Nelson Mandela from political prisoner to president of South Africa – democracy alone among the major political systems, has the unique capacity to restrain egregious abuse.Alas, we may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the pernicious and abusive regime of George W. Bush. For the first time during his presidency, a Newsweek poll has found that the proportion of Americans who would prefer to not see him reelected outnumbers those that do (49 percent to 44 percent).It is easy to forget now that Bush is a usurper to the throne, who having lost the popular vote was eased into office through the legal shenanigans of a conservative Supreme Court and his brother Jeb Bush’s politically greased machine in Florida. His administration milked the national crisis after 9/11 to burnish his tarnished electoral loss reversed into victory. The frontal assault on civil liberties this reversal required has transformed one of the world’s most open societies into a Soviet-era state.In Bush’s secret society, prisoners are held indefinitely without charge, immigrants are detained and deported without a hearing, or even access to a lawyer, citizens and non citizens alike are monitored and tapped without judicial or political oversight, and soon perhaps capital trials are conducted in sham kangaroo military tribunals. The country has been put in a state of perpetual war against a shadowy, invisible enemy, whose authenticity has to be accepted on blind faith in a lying administration. In this Orwellian world, periodic, scary bulletins are put out of real and imagined plots and threats with no potential for public scrutiny and subsequent accountability.This state of perpetual war to stir up fear and anxiety is Bush’s trump card for coasting to an easy reelection and for months the whole country was so petrified by the lies his spin machine pumped out that no questions were asked.At long last, the public may have gotten wind of the Bush scam. The public is developing a healthy suspicion of both the rationale and the prosecution of the Iraq war. It is hopefully, only a matter of time, before the exaggerated and bogus war on terror is unmasked as a calculated political stunt as well.It is undisputed that a motley group of militant are bent on terroristic assaults against American and Western targets. There is also no question that a police state the Bush administration has constructed can be occasionally effective in muzzling such threats. But that’s not a choice democratic societies are, or should be, comfortable with. The famed political philosopher William Ernest Hocking warned over a half-century ago: “Men are in general freer under a despotic regime which establishes firm law than in social chaos. But public order may easily serve the orderer more than the ordered. Every existing social order, every inherited technique, every historical context with its cumulative wisdom is an instrument of liberty for which individuals will and do pay a great price; but in each case that price may be needlessly great. The choice is not between this heavy burden and chaos. The choice is between this heavy burden and a lighter burden which will serve the same end.”There is hope now that Americans may be ready to lighten their burden by casting off the iron heel of the police state the Bush regime has rested upon a once proudly free people.   Related Itemslast_img read more

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McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program He throws hundreds of punches from every angle with the goal of setting up the vicious left hand that has turned out the lights on MMA opponents.And if none of that is successful, McGregor could bend the Marquess of Queensberry rules to their breaking point in hopes of goading Mayweather into a brawl.None of it is guaranteed to work. But it’s definitely worth a shot.Looking back at Mayweather’s history is a daunting task, given his 49-0 record, but it contains clues for tactics that could magnify McGregor’s chances.For instance, McGregor could amplify the strategy used by Marcos Maidana and Jose Luis Castillo. Both boxers pressed Mayweather constantly, using roughhouse tactics on the border of legality, and bombarded Mayweather with punches, many from unorthodox angles.Mayweather won both fights, but definitely looked uncomfortable for long stretches. McGregor doesn’t have the hand speed of those professional boxers, but he should strive to emulate their urgency.He should also attempt to show Mayweather things he’s never seen before in the ring, and his decision not to hire a boxing trainer for the bout might actually help in that regard. The UFC star should switch stances and try just about any punch, including the looping overhand shots rarely seen in high-level boxing matches because they’re easily countered, but common in MMA bouts because of the distance they create from the opponent.If McGregor gets hit, so be it. Every punch absorbed is the price for a chance to reply.McGregor believes Mayweather made a mistake by agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the typical 10-ounce pillows, but he shouldn’t rely solely on the unicorn one-punch knockout. While McGregor has definite power, only the biggest Mac homer would think it’s something Mayweather hasn’t seen from boxers — and Mayweather has shown a solid chin and excellent recovery skills on the few occasions he has been hit.Instead, the key is to use that energy to get in a good position to unload the left hand or a combination through Mayweather’s shifty defense. McGregor could repeatedly tie up Mayweather and attempt to land shots in the clinch. These things could all unsettle Mayweather, who typically doesn’t face trouble unless he takes a voluntary risk by moving into dangerous areas to throw combinations, or getting angry and brawling a bit.And therein is another potential route for McGregor. Call it the Aldo Strategy: If he can get Mayweather feeling both confident and angry, there’s a chance Mayweather will let down his defense enough to attempt to finish McGregor in brute style — and maybe McGregor will have an opening.Mayweather hasn’t seemed interested in McGregor’s typical trash talk during the buildup to the fight, but perhaps he could waver the champion’s focus with the wrong word, an errant elbow or a rabbit punch behind the head — enough to draw a warning, but not lose a point.McGregor amplified his boasts this week, calling Mayweather “a broken man” and vowing to finish him within two rounds. Nobody knows whether McGregor actually believes his bluster, but the Irishman has defiantly vowed he will win.It’s not probable. But with McGregor, anything is possible. Floyd Mayweather presents an entirely different challenge when McGregor steps in the Vegas ring Saturday night. In his professional boxing debut, McGregor must figure out how to beat Mayweather at his own game — something the best boxers in the world have never done.McGregor is a massive underdog, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when the self-proclaimed Mystic Mac is involved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTo declare McGregor can’t possibly win this fight displays more arrogance than, say, spending every night at a strip club the week beforehand, as Mayweather is currently doing.Of course the hard-hitting Irishman has a chance — and there are several tactics he could employ to pull the biggest upset in boxing history. Conor McGregor speaks during news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn’t lost in a decade. Conor McGregor talked his way into a big-money showdown, but he had to back up his boasts against Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in his sport.McGregor finished the UFC featherweight champion in 13 seconds with one devastating left hand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Big money bets roll in late on Floyd Mayweather Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “The people who don’t believe it don’t know anything about fighting,” said UFC President Dana White, who admittedly has a slight bias here. “This isn’t going to be a boxing match. This is going to be a fight.”It’s also a fight between a 29-year-old southpaw in his prime and a 40 1/2-year-old veteran who hasn’t fought in nearly two years and doesn’t particularly want to be here, as he acknowledged repeatedly Wednesday. Mayweather isn’t the fighter he once was, and his competitive fire is dwarfed by his need for the mammoth paycheck from this endeavor.But how does an MMA fighter with no competitive boxing experience since childhood take on a 21-year pro veteran with world championships in five divisions and arguably the most brilliant defensive skills in the history of the sport?He gets in Mayweather’s face, both before and during the fight.He charges forward from the opening bell and forces Mayweather to think defensively all night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Bellinger, Dodgers top Astros to tie World Series 2-2

first_imgLATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Houston had put a runner on in 14 consecutive innings before the 26-year-old lefty retired the side in order in the first.Morton was nearly as stingy, allowing three hits in 6 1/3 innings.Chris Taylor singled leading off the first but was thrown out on a delayed steal attempt that ended the inning, the first runner caught stealing by Houston catcher Brian McCann since June 18. That was part of a streak of 15 straight outs by Morton before he hit Barnes on the right forearm with a pitch leading off the sixth.Enrique Hernandez’s single put runners at the corners and Taylor hit a two-hopper to third that Bregman scooped on an in-between hop and threw home in plenty of time for McCann to tag Barnes, who tried to stop about 10 feet from the plate and fell. Bregman also threw out the Yankees’ Greg Bird at the plate in the fifth inning of Game 7 in the AL Championship Series. Joe Musgrove relieved and allowed Austin Barnes’ sacrifice fly and Joc Pederson’s three-run homer, his second home run of the Series.“You like that! You like that!” Pederson yelled to teammates, a la Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, as he came back to dugout.Wood, Brandon Morrow, winner Tony Watson and Kenley Jansen combined on a two-hitter. Jansen allowed Alex Bregman’s two-out homer in the ninth, the 14th home run of the Series.Giles, the loser, was charged with three runs. He has an 11.75 postseason ERA, allowing runs in six of seven appearances.“When you’re a back-end reliever,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, “unless you’re extraordinarily dominant, you’re only talked about when you suffer, when you struggle. So for him, he can handle it mentally. He can handle it physically.”Springer put the Astros ahead when he drove a curveball, Wood’s 84th and final pitch, over the left-field scoreboard and into the Crawford Boxes. Wood dropped to a knee on the mound and watched the ball land in the seats and rebound onto the field.Houston was nine outs from winning for the 18th time in 20 home games since returning to Minute Maid Park after Hurricane Harvey, and from becoming the first major league team to start a postseason 8-0 at home.But the Dodgers tied the score in the seventh. Bellinger pointed skyward when reaching second standing up on his opposite-field hit. He clapped both hands above his head, said “It’s a miracle!” and pointed for the ball to be saved.Los Angeles had been 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position before Forsythe’s hit.Making only his second appearance since Sept. 26, Wood accomplished a feat that eluded Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Orel Hershiser and other Dodgers pitching greats. In the team’s 109th World Series game, Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher to hold an opponent hitless through five innings. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after hitting an RBI double during the ninth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — Cody Bellinger pulled into second base with his first World Series hit and said: “It’s a miracle!”With the Dodgers three innings from falling into a deep deficit, the rookie slugger sparked a late comeback that stopped the Houston Astros’ surge.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Pelicans too much for LeBron’s Cavaliers Hitless in 13 at-bats, Bellinger doubled and scored the tying run in the seventh inning, then doubled home the go-ahead run off struggling closer Ken Giles in a five-run ninth that lifted Los Angeles to a 6-2 win Saturday night and tied the Series at two games apiece.“Relief, for sure,” Bellinger said. “I think everyone knows I was struggling.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGeorge Springer put the Astros ahead with a two-out homer in the sixth, the first hit off Los Angeles starter Alex Wood. The crowd at Minute Maid Park, where the Astros had been 7-0 this postseason, was revved up in anticipation of the Astros having a chance to win the first title in their 56-season history on Sunday.Instead, the Series will go back to Los Angeles no matter what. Clayton Kershaw starts Game 5 for the Dodgers on Sunday night and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros in a rematch of the opener, when Kershaw pitched Los Angeles to a 3-1 win. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Nextcenter_img Bellinger, a 22-year-old bopper who set a National League rookie record with 39 home runs this season, struck out four times in Game 3 and once more in the fifth inning — his eighth whiff of the Series.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed faith Friday night in Bellinger and again Saturday afternoon.“He’s got that calmness about him,” Roberts said. “And when things speed up, he has a way of sort of resetting and not letting it spiral.”Bellinger doubled over left fielder Marwin Gonzalez, chasing starter Charlie Morton, and came home on Logan Forsythe’s two-out single off Will Harris.Giles entered to start the ninth and got into immediate trouble, allowing a leadoff single to Corey Seager and a walk to Justin Turner. Bellinger took a low slider, then lined a fastball at the letters to left-center. He raised a hand rounding first and clapped his hands half a dozen times in excitement after sliding into second.ADVERTISEMENT Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

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ISL: ATK earn crucial away point with a 1-1 draw vs Jamshedpur FC

first_imgATK earned a crucial away point thanks to a solid defensive display to hold an in-form Jamshedpur FC to a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League match.The home side went ahead in the 35th minute from a Sergio Cidoncha free-kick but his goal was canceled out at the stroke of half time after Manuel Lanzarote scored directly from a corner.ATK’s defence was called into action early on when Gerson Vieira’s headed clearance thwarted Cidoncha from getting his head to a Michael Soosairaj’s cross in the sixth minute of the match.The hosts were in control of the midfield with the ever-present Mario Arques and Memo working in tandem to nullify ATK’s forays.Soosairaj, meanwhile, was enjoying space down the left flank. His cross into the box allowed Cidoncha to send a volley at goal from close-range but the effort was straight at goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya, who managed to punch the ball away.Cidoncha had another chance to score when a rebound fell in front of his feet after Soosairaj’s effort was initially blocked. But ATK had plenty of bodies inside the box to keep out the forward’s attempt.The Spaniard finally gave Jamshedpur the lead in the 35th minute. Pronay Halder’s foul on Cidoncha just outside the box allowed the forward to curl the resulting free-kick into the bottom right corner with goalkeeper Arindam at fault for not reading the bounce.ATK equalised against the run of play on the stroke of half-time.Manuel Lanzarote scored directly from a corner to cancel out Sergio Cidoncha’s strike and helped @ATKFC take home a crucial away point.More videos: https://t.co/mrtZlxdTeK #ISLRecap #LetsFootball #JAMKOL #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/Y9UAW3HwmHadvertisementIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 21, 2018Lanzarote’s in-swinging corner flew directly into the net after goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury failed to clear the ball.After the break, John Johnson and Gerson Vieira were required to hold firm as the hosts tried to find gaps in ATK’s backline.At the other end, a free-kick from the left by Lanzarote just after the hour mark managed to take the entire Jamshedpur backline out of the equation but the near-post delivery missed Johnson by a whisker.A fantastic ball into the box by Mario Arques allowed Tim Cahill to sneak in behind ATK defence but the Australian’s header fell safely into the hands of the goalkeeper.Lanzarote’s willingness to drop deep in midfield allowed ATK to hold on to the ball better as the second-half progressed.Sergio Cidoncha gave @JamshedpurFC the lead and was a creative force for the home team. He is the Hero of the Match.#HeroISL #JAMKOL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/vsKoP6gRZuIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 21, 2018Jamshedpur, who threatened from the flanks in the first half, were unable to maintain the same intensity after the restart.Jamshedpur almost took the lead at the end when Carlos Calvo’s cross was headed just over by Mario Arques.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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From Deschutes to Ecliptic: Talking hops with brewmaster John Harris

first_img The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Three decades in the microbrewery business is no small feat—John Harris could attest to that. The Portland, Ore., native has been brewing in the Pacific Northwest since the mid ’80s, jumping between several of the state’s flagship breweries and pioneering some of the most beloved craft beers on the West Coast ever since he began his professional career at a local brewpub while in his early 20s. He’s concocted a venerable list of classics, from Deschutes’ Mirror Pond Pale and Black Butte Porter to McMenamins’ Hammerhead and Full Sail’s Hop Pursuit, while continually batting around the idea of a brewery of his home even when insipid commercial lagers were still at large.Although Harris has undoubtedly made a name for himself in the Northwest—and a respected one, at that— he’s only just beginning. Bespectacled, bearded and donned with a fading, red ponytail, he speaks modestly, a smile brimming from ear to ear whenever he breaks the mildly pensive look on his face. Then again, he has reason to smile. After heading Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve line of beers for nearly 20 years, he finally has a colossal brewhouse to call his own (the aptly dubbed Ecliptic Brewery).Evident from more than the brewery name alone—after all, “ecliptic” refers the sun’s apparent path throughout the year—the concrete-lined interior situated amid a former auto shop in northeast Portland takes after Harris’ keen interest in astrology. Celestial events puncturing such as the winter and summer solstices help dictate the rotating menu every 6 weeks, encouraging new additions to the constantly-rotating menu while providing beer names like Procyon Pale, Spica Hefepils, and Arcturus IPA. The Manual recently sat down with brewmaster to talk about his award-winning career, his new space, and what beer means to him.M: How did you begin your career as a professional brewer in Oregon?JH: I answered an advertisement in Willamette Week in the April of ‘86. McMenamins’ Hillsdale brewpub—[what would become one of nearly 65 establishments in the brewery and entertainment chain’s Northwest lineup]—needed a brewer. I went in, they interviewed and then hired me.M: How did you find yourself moving between the three big-name breweries during the course of the last 30 years?JH: I worked for McMenamins for about two years, from ‘86 to ‘88. During that time we ramped up business and hired a bunch of brewers, only to eventually lay many of them off (including me). At that point I had already started thinking I want to work for a more technically-savvy brewery, and no disrespect to McMenamins, but it just wasn’t there. It was a shoe-string operation at the time, with small kettles and open, unrefrigerated fermentors. There was no real control over fermentation temperature. As I learned more about how to make beer and control the process, I really wanted to get into a brewery equipped with more current technology. I was working with a guy at the time to possibly open a brewpub in Bend, Ore., but I was also constantly looking at a wanted ad for a brewer at Deschutes. I kept telling myself, “that’s your job.” I finally called Deschutes and told them I was their brewer. I was hired within two weeks as the brewery’s first employee.Unfortunately, Bend just didn’t work for my wife and I. It was moving from lumber to tourism at the time, and tough to make friends given how clique the town was. I was friends with the owner of Full Sail, who knew of my wife’s displeasure, and they eventually offered me a position running their Portland operation. We were just starting to talk about opening a new a production brewery [at Deschutes] and I didn’t want to design it and then leave without commissioning it. It was a hard decision—the brewery was growing and the beer recipes were all my own—but it was the right choice.M: Did you have any previous homebrewing experience prior to starting your professional career?JH: I had homebrewed a little bit in the mid ‘80s. Charlie Papazian had just written what became the most entry-level homebrew book, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, and that pretty much revolutionized home brewing in a way. People were obviously brewing prior to that, but his book really brought an understanding to the process and made it accessible. A Portland writer had written a book before that about lagers, but it was highly technical and required so much knowledge before you could figure out what the hell he was talking about. Papazian’s tagline was, “ relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.”I read a bunch of books and was enjoying the microbrew revolution and all the new beers on the market at the time. I remember my first homebrew was terrible. My friend and I bought a homebrew kit at a local winery, cooked it up, and basically had no clue what we we’re doing. I think it was probably a light lager or pale, but I immediately knew we overcarbonated it when the top came off.M: What does a glass of beer mean to you? Why the desire to brew beer to begin with?JH: I fell in love with the process when I started brewing at McMenamins—and I loved watching people enjoy something I made. It’s great being able to say to myself, “I created that great experience.” Like a chef who might create that wonderful dish for his or her customers to devour nightly, I fell in love with making a consumable product people actually like to drink. Back then, there was theoretically less than 20 people really making beer in Portland. It was also just a cool job.M: What do you look for when crafting your own beers, or when drinking others’?JH: I look at what’s out there and what’s popular to get an idea of what flavors people are into. In America, we all started out modeling beers after English ales such as porters and stouts, but we we’re essentially making them with American ingredients. Ingredients like the different hop varieties didn’t have the ability to create the flavors of their English counterparts, and so we created all these new styles as a result.I believe beer should have balance. If I’m making an incredibly hoppy, quadruple IPA it should still have a malt presence, a sweet presence, a body and mouth feeling. It should all still be present, even if you’re going to get your head smacked by a four-by-four by the bitterness at the end. I feel beer needs to be on the edge, but balanced. I craft styles traditionally, but also artfully interpret them as my own. For instance, we recently had a standard porter, but it also had an American hop character to it—which you wouldn’t normally be looking for in a classic porter. People never expected it.M: Why did you decide to quit Full Sail and open your own brewery and restaurant?JH: Every cook wants their own restaurant, or at least they think they do. I always felt like Portland lacked a brewery that took food as serious as it does beer and I had toyed with the idea of opening a brewery for some time. Everyone always expects pub grub from a brewery, but I wanted to create a place where people would be just as excited to see what’s on the food menu as the beer menu. We have one of the hottest food scenes in the country, if not the hottest beer scene in the country, and I wanted to pair the two together.M: How do you think Portland’s microbrew scene changed over the last 30 years?JH: Before McMenamins started brewing its own beer, it opened several multi-tap taverns where they were more than willing to put out the local beer being made by young brewers attempting to change the world. Oregon has always had a “buy Oregon” mentality, and it’s passionate about the goods it produces. In the late ‘80s, people often used to ask the bar owner what they could get that that tastes like Budweiser. Now that same pub owner often hears requests for beers that are whacky, different, and filled with weird ingredients. We’ve gone from drinking beers normal as possible, to drinking a product as far away from macro beers as possible. People are looking for more esoteric brewing styles. You’re also probably confused if you don’t see 12 beers on tap at a bar.M: What are some of your favorite breweries and beers?JH: I really respect Sierra Nevada as a brewery. Its beers have only gotten better as the brewery has expanded and their seasonal Celebration Ale remains one of my top five beers. I’m an hophead, so I’m always trying the IPA or pale ale when I go to a brewery for the first time, but I’m also a fan of pilsners. The late EKU Pils, though you can’t get it anymore, was really a great beer.M: Where do you think Ecliptic, and craft brewing in general, is headed in the years to come?JH: There’s no better time to be in this industry than now because there is so much acceptance for what we’re doing as brewers. Many years ago, New Belgium founder Kim Jordan declared that [craft beers] would one day represent 20 percent of the overall market share. It was such a bold comment when she said it, but at this point, I looks like it might actually happen. My goal is to provide standard beers people will expect such as pales, IPAs, stouts, porters, and lagers, yet with my own twist. People want to come in and feel as safe as they are at home, but they also want to be able try a sour.Check out Ecliptic’s rotating food and beer menus online, or if in the area, stop by the new Portland brewery. How to Make a Mojito Sleep Cool with Chilipad, a Personal Bed Chiller and Heater Hallo Freunde: Trumer Pils Brings Austrian Lager to the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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The Bitter Housewife: Small Batch Cocktail Bitters

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Bring on the Bitter, Because Negroni Week 2019 is Here The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The Best American Gin When Genevieve Brazelton started dabbling in craft bitters, her goal was simply to complement her home bar and enjoy cocktails with her husband, Dan. But like other small start-ups, as she began putting her heart into her bitters, the idea of a company emerged.“My husband and I were surprised by my first batch,” said Genevieve. “It was so much better than expected.” As she kept experimenting using real, natural ingredients without the use of extracts, the efforts continued to delight them. Dan said, “I think you have something here—what if we try to sell this?”Genevieve spun in her tracks and spontaneously blurted out, “Oh yeah, and I’ll call it The Bitter Housewife.”Dan replied with, “Oh YES you will!”They researched how to put it all together and then moved from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon, a town she says is great for small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit. They officially launched the company in October 2014 with sales of the aromatic bitters, and then added the grapefruit and cardamom varieties by the holidays.Today, Genevieve focuses on the business when she’s not caring for their 10-month-old child, and Dan helps out at night and on weekends. “We’ve pushed the product more to the home bartender or even the curious home bartender who is interested in bitters, but has no idea how to use them,” said Genevieve. “We also package everything with a hang tag around the neck with a recipe to get started.The Bitter Housewife serves up this recipe for a great summertime drink:Backyard Collins1.5 oz gin (Genever style preferred)1 oz citrus-rosemary syrup*1 tsp The Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters4 oz soda waterPour gin, syrup, and bitters into a collins glass. Add ice, top with soda and stir.*Bring 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 lemon juice, a generous handful of rosemary sprigs (4-6), and 2 cups of sugar to a simmer. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then cool.last_img read more

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BMO class action certified by court

TORONTO — A class action lawsuit accusing BMO Nesbitt Burns, BMO Investorline and BMO Trust Company of automatically converting any foreign currency that was paid into RRSP accounts into Canadian dollars without authorization has been certified by the Ontario Superior Court.The lawsuit alleges that BMO charged undisclosed or inadequately disclosed and unauthorized fees related to the foreign currency transactions.[np-related]None of the allegations have been proven in court.The Income Tax Act allowed foreign currency to be held in a registered account after June 14, 2001.The case is seeking reimbursement of the foreign exchange fees charged on the purchase and sale of foreign investments held in registered accounts and the fees paid related to the conversion of foreign currencies that were paid into the registered accounts.The Canadian Press read more

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Congress against Ealam

India’s ruling Congress party does not support a separate Ealam sate in Sri Lanka, the Hindu newspaper reported.Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan said his party strongly believed that a solution to the ethnic question should be found within a united Sri Lanka. Reacting to the demand for Eelam by various Tamil leaders, including DMK president M. Karunanidhi, Mr. Gnanadesikan said that any aggressive stand by political leaders in Tamil Nadu would not be in the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils, the Hindu reported. “It will unnecessarily create suspicion among Sri Lankan political leadership and will not augur well for the Tamils. So, I appeal to the Tamil leaders to exercise restraint.” “We cannot interfere with the internal affairs of another country. But, India is committed to the rehabilitation of the Sri Lankan Tamils, who suffered at the hands of both the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Army in the last 20 years. The priority is to find a home for them and ensure education for their children.” read more

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Millions search for flight MH370 using satellite imagery

first_imgDigitalGlobe has direct contact with the US government and there is close and continuous coordination on this and many other world events.The company said more than three million people have participated in the program, with some 257 million “map views” and 2.9 million areas “tagged” by participants.Last night, Tomnod released new Digital Globe satellite imagery of the Indian Ocean in a renewed effort to find the plane. Try it here.Earlier today, authorities said investigators had discovered that data had been deleted from the home flight simulator of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah about one month before the plane vanished, but cautioned against a rush to judgement.“Some data had been deleted from the simulator, and forensic work to retrieve this data is ongoing,” said Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.Angry relatives tried to gatecrash the tightly controlled daily media briefing on the missing plane in chaotic scenes underlining the frustrations surrounding the 12-day search.They accused Malaysian authorities of withholding information and doing too little to find the plane.Additional reporting by © AFP, 2014Read: Missing flight was ‘turned by someone in the cockpit’ >More: Why didn’t passengers on missing flight MH370 use their mobile phones? > MUSICIAN COURTNEY LOVE claimed earlier this week that she had spotted wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on satellite imagery.The songstress hadn’t saved the day – it was in fact just a boat.However, the website she was using could hold the answer to the what happened to flight MH370.Tomnod is a crowd-sourcing website that has put together recent satellite imagery from locations where the aircraft could potentially have crashed into the sea.Of course, the aircraft could still be spotted intact on land.WreckageUsers can browse thousands of kilometres worth of sea, and highlight if they see wreckage, liferafts, oil spills, or any unusual objects.“DigitalGlobe’s expert analysts will examine the tags to identify the top 10 or so most notable areas and share the information with customers and authorities,” a statement said.last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_img No Comments The American Hairless Terrier breed is among three new breeds competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Source: Bebeto Matthews/PA Images#QUEBEC SHOOTING: Six people were killed and eight others were wounded after at least one gunman opened fire at a Mosque in Quebec, Canada.#BRUNHILDE POMSEL: The former secretary of Nazi Germany’s propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels died aged 106.#FAMILY TREE: Scientists have discovered what’s being described as  the earliest known ancestor of humans. It had a large mouth and no anus. (BBC)PARTING SHOT Source: DonalMoloney.comA rather stunning photo of a lone tree during the leafless winter taken in Dublin’s Phoenix Park by photographer Donal Moloney. Monday 30 Jan 2017, 8:56 PM http://jrnl.ie/3214068 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Jan 30th 2017, 8:56 PM 10,081 Views Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Trump’s travel ban causes headache for Enda Kenny and a massacre at a Canadian mosque. Get our daily news round up: By Rónán Duffy Share1 Tweet Email1 NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The British flag flies on top of Government Buildings as PM Theresa May visits Dublin. Source: RollingNews.ieOne person has been turned away from Dublin Airport since the controversial US travel ban was enforced.British PM Theresa May met Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Dublin. Donald Trump was on the agenda.A man given two life sentences for a double murder has had his conviction upheld.An investor into allegations of crimes by Anglo’s Sean FitzPatrick has admitted shredding documents that he should not have shredded.A man his 20s died after the car he was driving collided with roadside fencing in Co Cavan.A Fine Gael Senator has not fully repaid a large allowance which he received after he lost his Dáil seat.A woman who earned €20,000 from offering illegal and dangerous tanning injections has avoided a jail term.New research has shown that Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls.The first officially approved parcel delivery by drone in Ireland was completed over the weekend.WORLDlast_img read more

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Greek singer Demis Roussos dies age 68

first_imgArtémios Ventoúris Roússos was born in Alexandria on June 15, 1946. His death was announced in a brief statement by Ygeia Hospital, where he was being treated with an undisclosed illness. His funeral took place on Friday at the First Cemetery of Athens, following a public liturgy.The Egyptian-born pop star sold about 60 million records worldwide. The boy who relocated in Greece at age 15 in 1961 in the middle of the Suez Canal crisis met with stardom in the ’70s after founding the band Aphrodite’s Child, a pioneering Greek trio – sometimes quartet- seen as one of the originators of progressive rock. Demis Roussos was on the bass guitar and main vocals, with fellow Greek composer Vangelis Papathanasiou playing the keyboards, while Loukas Sideras was on drums and vocals and Anargyros ‘Silver’ Koulouris played the guitar. Roussos’ career took off when he went solo, though, while his hits Forever And Ever, Mr Reason, Goodbye My Love, Goodbye and Quand je t’aime sold millions of copies.The extravagant but sensational signer was viewed as something of a kitsch figure at the time, as featured by Mike Leigh’s 1977 BBC TV play Abigail’s Party. “Even if I die tomorrow, Demis Roussos left a card, a trademark, something that cannot be forgotten,” he later commented, taking pride in his immortalisation. His unique ground-breaking style and frugal personality, not to mention his size, were to blame. The musician, also known as the Kaftan King, made a statement with his iconic kimono-style dresses, apart from his extremely high-pitched singing abilities and folklore Greek-inspired melodies.His larger-than-life figure reportedly peaked near 150kg in his hey-day. The singer embarked on a weight-loss journey he later featured in a diet book, A Question of Weight.In spite of his ‘grande’ physique, women seemed to be quite fond of him. “Yes. Because I never consider myself a sex god. I love women, I always liked women – no secret about that. It did surprise me, but when someone is at the top of the limelight of success, it is normal,” Roussos said back in the day.During his eventful years of fame, he was even briefly held hostage by Lebanese militants in 1985 when he was aboard a hijacked TWA flight from Cairo to the US. The predicament took place on his 39th birthday. The hijackers, armed men seeking the release of Arab prisoners from Israeli jails, threw a party when they realised he was on board and released him first amongst eight nationals. “Along with Nana Mouskouri, he is one of the two biggest Greek pop music artists. They are the two great voices that put Greece on the map,” French Greek TV personality Nikos Aliagas told AFP.“We had known each other since I was a kid. He broke through borders and made his country proud,” Aliagas added.“He had a superb voice, he traveled the world … he loved what he was doing,” Nana Mouskouri told French radio RTL.“He was an artist, a friend. I hope he is in a better world.”* Demis Roussos recorded and toured until 2009, when he released his last album. In 2013, he received the Legion of Honour – France’s highest distinction – for his life’s work and travelled to Athens for one of his last and most mesmerising performances. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Industrial space shows signs of filling up

first_imgClark County’s industrial real estate market is on the mend, aided by a slowly improving economy, investments in infrastructure and a long pause in new construction.Since the start of the year, more than 245,000 square feet of vacant manufacturing and warehouse space was rented and removed from the local inventory, said Bill Connelly, a vice president and managing broker with Eric Fuller & Associates Inc. in Vancouver. That brought the vacancy rate to 13 percent in March, down from 15 percent at the end of 2011.Connelly considers industrial leasing an indicator of business health, signalling company expansions as the need for work space and storage space grows. Such expansions had been postponed since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. Now, the surviving businesses are beginning to shake off the fragile economy.“Many of the remaining companies are actually improving their business,” said Connelly, who recently brokered a deal for janitorial supplier Golden Star to take up 23,500 square feet of space in the Quad 205 Distribution II industrial complex at 3809 N.E. 109th Ave.The Michigan-based company had been looking for an opportunity to expand to drum up new West Coast clients.“We’re right on the (Interstate) 5 corridor,” Connelly said. He said Quad 205 Distribution’s proximity to freeway onramps has helped fill the center. It is just one small lease away from being 50 percent full.last_img read more

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Kenai Soldotna Proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

first_imgThe LeeShore Center will be hosting its annual Spring Community Awareness Workshop: On Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, on April 1-5. The LeeShore Center in Kenai, and the Haven House in Homer, have full-time staff and volunteers who work year-round to address sexual assault in the Kenai Peninsula, by providing 24-hour crisis services. The proclamation will be introduced at the Soldotna City Council meeting at 6 p.m., on Wednesday. Barbara Walters, Training and Education Coordinator at the LeeShore Center: “We’re holding the community awareness workshop, and that is a 40 hour workshop here at the LeeShore Center. It is open to the community and we will be discussing domestic violence, sexual assault, and the effects of domestic violence on children.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai, Soldotna City Councils have issued a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Community Awareness Workshop on Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault is a 5- day workshop held each April and October.  Walters: “We will have guest speakers from the office for children services, the District Attorney’s office, and also our staff will be doing different parts of the workshop all week long.” last_img read more

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Lawmakers might have more control over the Permanent Fund than they think

first_imgLegislative Finance Director David Teal testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on April 3, 2017, in Juneau. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)There’s an old brown church, with a steeple on top, just across the street from the state Capitol. But it isn’t a church anymore. Now it’s where the director of the legislative finance division, David Teal, works.Listen nowUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Alaska’s budget is a mess. After three years of fighting it off, the legislature seems to have finally agreed to tap into the state’s Permanent Fund.Breaking into the state’s biggest piggy bank carries a lot of political and financial risk. But, it turns out that maybe lawmakers have more control over the outcome than they thought.Alaska’s Permanent Fund, at last count, is worth about $66 billion. It’s basically made up of two parts — there’s the corpus, or main account, worth nearly $50 billion. It’s protected by the constitution, so lawmakers can put money in it but they can’t take money out of it.The second part is called the Earnings Reserve. This is the account that holds the earnings — the money the Permanent Fund makes on its investments. And it can be spent. It’s worth more than $16 billion.When legislators talk about spending the Permanent Fund, they mean the Earnings Reserve.Teal says the Earnings Reserve is fundamentally different than other reserves the state has used to pay its bills.“It can vanish without being spent,” Teal said.Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation sign at headquarters, March 14, 2016, in Juneau. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)There’s volatility in that account because of the way that it’s invested. Sometimes that’s a good thing: those investments have doubled the size of the fund in the last decade, adding billions to that piggy bank.But, big risks can also bring big losses. In early February, there was a stock market slide and the fund lost 4 percent of its value. That’s nearly $3 billion dollars.Losing value isn’t the same as losing money. The market goes up and down on a daily basis a lot of those losses can be regained quickly. But if something catastrophic happens and those losses were to stick? Teal said the Earnings Reserve can lose a lot of real money, real fast.But, it can be hard for lawmakers to plan for true losses because, in the entire history of the Permanent Fund, there has been just one year where its investments lost more than they made. That was 2009.Remember that global recession? It triggered some of the worst years the U.S. stock market has ever had.In Alaska, Teal says the Earnings Reserve — that’s the one lawmakers want to use now — was drained.“There was some concern right up until the final month of the fiscal year that there was no money for dividends,” Teal said.That’s right, the Earnings Reserve is the account that pays Permanent Fund Dividends every year too.So back when that financial crash took a big bite out of the Permanent Fund and its managers were faced with the prospect of losses in both accounts, they chose to protect the main one.Managers transferred money into it from the Earnings Reserve to keep that main account from taking a loss.“Based on standard accounting practices in place in 2009,” Permanent Fund Corporation spokesperson Paulyn Swanson wrote in an email.Ten years later, the state’s in a recession again. But some things are different.This time, there’s enough cash in the Earnings Reserve to pay dividends, but the politics have changed. Now, the governor, along with the legislature, has been capping PFDs.This leaves millions in that Earnings Reserve for lawmakers to potentially spend. They haven’t yet, but it is hugely controversial.Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) on the Senate Floor during debate about CSSB 26 (fin) on March 15th, 2017. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)One senator said it’s illegal, and so he sued. That case made it all the way to the state Supreme Court last year.It’s pretty widely known as “The Wielechowski Decision.”But, when you talk to Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, it’s clear that it’s not a decision that he would have made.“Well the lawsuit stemmed from my belief, my firm belief after reviewing the case law and the statutes, and the legislative history, and the constitutional history — that that the governor did not have the right to go and veto the dividend,” Wielechowski said. “Unfortunately it didn’t turn out the way we had hoped.”Wielechowski lost that case.Not only that, but the court’s ruling had a much broader meaning.That’s because the crux of Wielechowski’s case was that sometimes money automatically flows out of the Earnings Reserve account and it doesn’t require the legislature’s appropriation.The state argued that everything that comes out of that account has to be officially approved by the legislature.“And so we had this knock down drag out battle over whether or not it was a dedicated fund, what the legislature intended in 1976, what the voters intended in 1976, what the legislature intended when they created the Permanent Fund dividend program in 1982 … and so the court sided with the state,” Wielechowski said.Remember back in 2009 when the Permanent Fund lost more money than it made? Well, its managers didn’t ask permission to use that earnings account as a buffer; they just did it. And if that crash were to happen again? They couldn’t do it that way again because Wielechowski lost that case.But that was not immediately clear from the ruling. At least not to the Permanent Fund Corporation’s legal counsel, Teal or even Wielechowski.“That wasn’t something that we focused on,” Wielechowski said.Wielechowski was focused on dividends. Most people were. He says the secondary impact is a big deal. He sees it as a power shift from the Permanent Fund’s managers to the legislature.If lawmakers start relying on the Earnings Reserve to pay the bills, Wielechowski doesn’t trust that they’ll transfer money out of it to protect an account they can’t touch.But David Teal sees it differently. He says now that losses are spread out between both accounts, running out of cash to spend from that Earnings Reserve is less likely. And maybe that’s a good thing if the state is going to rely on it to pay bills.last_img read more

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Ekta Kapoor opens up about ALTBalajis upcoming web show The Verdict State

first_imgState vs Nanavati stillPR Handout’The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati’ trailer is creating immense excitement amongst the audience for its unique narrative. It is based on a real life story from 1959 Nanavati case which shook the entire nation by becoming a landmark judgement. Ekta Kapoor shares her experience by recreating and presenting the untold story based on true events to the audience.Talking about the web show Ekta Kapoor shared, “The movies that have been based on the case [were] lacklustre, and [had a] one-sided view about a man who killed another man to protect his wife, and the nation. The jury went against what was probably legally right and supported a man who killed someone, because his wife was having an affair. [What wasn’t considered in cinema] was that it was a consensual affair. Today, such an issue would be considered entirely personal.We have finally removed the law that treated women as property. That was a time when women were treated badly and were not allowed to take decisions. We’ve also explored the aspect of [the wife] being a foreign national.[The magazine] was criticised. There is a scene in the series that showcases the owner of a leading daily accusing the [magazine owner] of only attempting to make sales. The latter responds stating, ‘Years later, you will do the same thing “.Content Czarina, Ekta Kapoor who is known for her unique projects has made a series for her OTT platform, ALT Balaji and presents the highly controversial case of a Naval Commander K. M. Nanavati who killed his wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja is one of the landmark cases in the history of IndiaIn the trailer, we see actors from different platforms come together to play the uniquely different characters of this iconic case. From various readings together to the study of original documents, everything was undertaken by the makers to present an authentic case file for the audience.Despite six decades, the story of the trial which revolved around infidelity, cold-blooded murder and patriotism still grabs people’s attention. This 10-episode courtroom drama will be based on public records, newspaper articles of the time, interviews with people who have knowledge of the case- keeping it as real and authentic as possible. While the result of the trial is now a known fact, it is the unfolding of the case that remains a matter of interest to the nation.ALTBalaji’s The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati will have a whole host of theatre veterans playing pivotal roles. Stay tuned for more information on that!last_img read more

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Step Into the Final Year with Clueless Senior Year

first_img “Your favorite girls from Beverly Hills are back in an all-new, all-original adventure! It’s senior year, and Cher, Dionne, and Tai find themselves in a bit of a crisis of self… where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to DO after high school? Luckily they have all year, and each other’s help, to figure it out!”I was never a big fan of the Clueless movie. The coming of age film was never my thing. I was way more a The Craft girl. However, Clueless: Senior Year allowed me to revisit the classic movie. I have to say; I dig it a little more now!CLUELESS: SENIOR YEAR(W): Amber Benson & Sarah Kuhn (A): Siobhan Keenan (C): Shan Murphy (L): Jim Campbell (CA): Natacha BustosClueless: Senior Year brings the girls of Beverly Hills to life once again. We read as they go through the most important year of their lives before hitting adulthood. Senior Year. Yes, that dreaded year where you figure out what you might want to do for the rest of your life. Cher, Dionne, and Tai hit this realization hard as they each come to grips with their identities and what they want to do.via BOOM! StudiosClueless: Senior Year is sort-of a continuation from the cult hit movie Clueless, written and directed by Amy Heckerling. Amber Benson and Sarah Kuhn take her girls and usher them into the hardships of accomplishing their final year unscathed.Benson and Kuhn span out three stories in a year, allowing you to follow the girls through the seasons of the year. Cher suffers an identity crisis as she tries to figure out what career suits her best. Dionne aka D wants her voice heard. She steps out from being Cher’s sidekick to become her own Batman. Tai suffers a tragic loss in her family. She has to decide to either go to art school or run her great-aunts apple farm.Benson and Kuhn write the girls openly and honestly enhancing the original characters and source material. They also keep the nostalgia of in their flawless writing as well. The best part about narrative is they keep the female friendship at the heart of the story. Cher, Dionne and Tai’s friendship are an important element in any piece Clueless work. Even if they have a tiff or disagree with each other, they always come back together. Their bond stays stronger than ever. via BOOM! StudiosSiobhan Keenan’s art style wonderfully captures the world of Clueless. She has a sharp, sleek style that’s made for this comic, especially when it comes to fashion and the power of character expression. She distinguishes the girls in their sense of who they are and even adds a little bit more about them and their individual personalities.Shan Murphy’s stellar colors are so complimentary to Keenan’s lines. It feels like they were just meant to join as one. The colors are muted and soft. It adds a gentle feel throughout that goes hand and hand with Keenan’s art. The overall feel of the comic is warm and inviting, which makes you want to pick up the comic even more.Clueless: Senior Year is a delightful continuation for the girls from Beverly Hills. This team truly captured what Amy Heckerling created and continued a story that is realistic and sublime. I can’t recommend this comic enough for fans of the original movie. I’m totally buggin’ out over it and you will too.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) last_img read more

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Of soul and serenity

first_imgThe artist through her work challenges the assumptions about femininity and abstraction. Her work is bold and unbound, completely unrestrained by formal academic logic of composition and balance, thus allowing her to explore her own subjectivity and its expressions. “My Experiences with Truth is a deeply layered series, and can stand as metaphors space and explorations. Yet it let one see exploration of moments that are very violent, extremely tender and completely innocent,” says Rashmi Khurana. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Her acts of silence, deliberately letting go of her conscious mind, seeks her inner self and explores the unknown within her. Her works bring the viewers into a zone that sets their souls free. “I want to see and sense the objects that I paint, rather than to simply reproduce them. Most of my paintings are impressions of my observations that I express with total freedom of formulation using vibrant colours and bold strokes. My way of art practice is more about being with the ‘act of painting’, I try to suspend my consciousness and let colours forms and techniques flow through me”, says Rashmi Khurana. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixRashmi Khurana is a self taught artist, from New Delhi. As an avid traveller she got exposure and experience of working with various national and international artists over the period of time. After being a prominent part of over 12 group shows and four solo shows, Rashmi is now coming up with this solo show which holds her own way of experimentation with her genre.Where: Niv Art Centre, Neb Sarai, Sainik FarmsDate : 19 December till 30 January, 2015 Timings: 11 am till 7 pmlast_img read more

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5 killed 31 injured as truck collides headon with passenger bus

first_imgKolkata: Five persons killed and at least 31 injured after a truck and a passenger-bus collided head on at Chandrakona in West Midnapore early on Wednesday morning.According to locals, the truck was driving rashly and thus the accident took place. On Wednesday, a passenger-bus was coming from Kharagpur along Chandrakona-Ghatal State Highway headed to Tarakeshwar. The truck was going towards Kharagpur using the same road. Near Khejurdanga, a cycle rickshaw came in the way of the bus. To avoid collision, the bus driver turned his steering right. Just after overtaking the rickshaw, when the driver was about to move the bus left, the truck, which was running at high speed, collided head on with the bus and as a result both the vehicles toppled. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn hearing the loud noise and screams from the passengers of the bus, locals rushed to their aid. Chandrakona police station was informed. Locals commenced the rescue operation. Later, police went to the spot and started rescuing passengers. Five persons died in the accident. Four of them including bus driver Srikumar Dey, a resident of Bankura and truck driver Chandan Roy, a resident of Bihar died on the spot. Another injured person succumbed to his injuries at Chandrakona Rural Hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was alleged that the truck driver was rash driving. Before reaching the incident spot, a few kilometers behind, the truck driver had hit a bike while overtaking two bikers. Both of them sustained minor injuries. On Wednesday, Superintendent of Police (SP) in West Midnapore, Alok Rajoria, said: “Till now five persons have died. Several injured persons are ongoing treatment at multiple hospitals here. We came to know that the truck driver was driving his vehicle dangerously. Thus, the incident happened.” Among the injured persons, seven persons were shifted to Medinipore Medical College and Hospital as their health condition deteriorated. A few injured persons were shifted to Ghatal Sub-Divisional Hospital as their health condition was not much critical. A passenger of the bus identified as Ratna Mallick, who is an ICDS staff and had boarded the bus from Midnapore for Birsingha, said: “The bus driver was driving perfectly and at a moderate speed. I was sitting beside the driver in the cabin. All of a sudden a speeding truck hit the front and after that I do not remember what happened later.”last_img read more

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It contains 475 mg Iodine/mL organically combined with ethyl esters of the fatty acids (primarily as ethyl monoiodostearate and ethyl diiodostearate) of poppyseed oil. Lipiodol is supplied in a box of one 10 mL ampoule.FDA approval provides clinicians with additional resource for patient care management.Guerbet has acquired the Ethiodol NDA effective May 7, 2010 and since then has been working with the FDA to resume manufacturing of Ethiodol to ensure continued availability to U.S. patients. During this interim period, Guerbet, in conjunction with the FDA, maintained a temporary importation of Lipiodol. 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