Portuguese man-of-war spotted on Goa beach

first_imgThe Drishti Marine, Goa Tourism’s beach safety agency has issued an advisory for tourists as well as residents to refrain from venturing into the sea on Baga beach, as lifeguards have spotted a cluster of Portuguese man-of-war, a jelly-like marine organism, washed ashore on the popular beach in north Goa.The marine organism is commonly known as ‘bluebottle’ or ‘floating terror’.The bluebottle spotted on Friday were less than an inch in size, said Drishti Marine in its communiction to the State Tourism department.Drishti Marine has cautioned that the bluebottle could possibly be present in the waters or along the shoreline. Even wading into the waters is not advisable during the monsoon as the sea and weather conditions are not favourable for swimming. While most jellyfish stings are harmless to humans and cause only a mild irritation, species like the bluebottle are venomous and can cause harm on contact. Even a dead bluebottle washed up on shore can deliver a sting, said the advisory to tourists.First aidFirst aid that can be delivered include washing the stung area with hot water, as heat breaks down the toxins. Vinegar is also known to diffuse the poison present in the tentacles. Ice packs can reduce swelling but a visit to the doctor is recommended, the advisory added.last_img read more

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Beermen off to fiery start

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” a satisfied Austria said after his Beermen held the short-handed Elite to 36 first-half points. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”Wendell McKines scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and five assists while four locals also finished in twin digits. McKines, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo combined for 32 points in the first half and almost outscored Blackwater, which fell to its third straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOvershadowed by the Beermen’s explosive debut was Meralco’s 89-73 ripping of Rain or Shine in the second game that gave the Bolts a piece of the early lead with NLEX.Allen Durham scattered 23 points, had as many rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists. Jared Dillinger backed him up with 19 points built around four triples. Meanwhile, the Road Warriors collide with Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX is coming off a win over the Elasto Painters, who are now at 1-2. Yeng Guiao and his rejuvenated Road Warriors are shooting to extend a five-game winning streak dating back to their last two games in the Commissioner’s Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 PH riders join London cycling fest FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Showing no signs of a championship hangover, San Miguel Beer put its Grand Slam bid into high gear right in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup by routing Blackwater, 118-93, on Saturday at Ynares Center.The result made coach Leo Austria say something he had never said before.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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Manchester City close in on £47m Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes

first_imgManchester City Transfer window Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share on Messenger Topics Sporting news Share on Twitter Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Vincent Kompany is City’s man for all seasons, but will he stay for another? Manchester City are set to beat Manchester United to the signature of Bruno Fernandes. Pep Guardiola has been monitoring the Sporting and Portugal midfielder and City have made a €55m (£47.2m) bid for the 24-year-old, who United inquired about last month.City have jumped ahead of their rivals in the queue and expect to conclude the deal in the next few weeks. Fernandes, an attacking midfielder who prefers to play centrally, has 19 goals and 13 assists in 31 league games this season. City’s sporting director, Txiki Begiristain, has been in discussions with his Sporting counterpart, Hugo Viana, and they have edged towards an agreement. Fernandes has a buyout clause of €100m (£86m) but City are confident they can secure a deal for considerably less with the help of one or two players going in the opposite direction.Fernandes, who has 11 caps, joined Novara in Italy from Boavista at the age of 17 without having played a first-team game in Portugal. He played for Udinese and Sampdoria before signing for Sporting for €8.5m in 2017. Share on WhatsApp Share via Emaillast_img read more

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Siport21 to Offer Maritime Resource Management Courses

first_imgzoom Siport21 Training Center has joined to centers group with a license of The Swedish Club Academy for giving Maritime Resource Management (MRM) Courses. With this action, the Training Center, established in Madrid, has met the requirements of the demand from their clients for the development of these training programs. The aim of this course is to minimize the risk of incidents by encouraging safe and responsible behavior. The course meets the requirements laid down in the IMO International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCWS), celebrated in 1978.The courses, which will begin in January 2014, foster positive attitudes favoring good personal communication, excellence in leadership skills and compliance with operation procedures. The course content includes subjects such as: situation awareness; attitudes and management skills; cultural awareness; communication and briefings; challenge and response; short term strategy; authority and assertiveness; management styles; workload; state of the ship; human involvement in error; judgment and decision making; leadership in emergencies; crisis and crowd management and automation awareness, among others.The methodology of the training program takes place in workshops, conducted by Workshop Leaders at Siport21 approved by The Swedish Club Academy, where the trainees work together in groups and bring up solutions to different cases based on real incidents. MRM course is intended for all captains, deck and engineer officers, pilots and personnel working on companies or institutions related to maritime world.Thus, in recent years the Siport21 Simulation Center has hosted hundreds of seafarers, including Captains, Officers, Pilots and Harbour Masters that have carried out numerous training courses. Over the past six years there have been more than 90 Training Programs for 30 shipping companies, among others: BP Shipping, Shell, Knutsen OAS Spain, Elcano, Teekay, Golar, Höegh, NYK, MOL, etc. These involved almost 300 Captains and Officers from multiple countries (Russia, UK, Croatia, Belgium, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.).Siport21, November 13, 2013last_img read more

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Le gouvernement poursuit son plan de protection contre les coyotes agressifs

first_imgLe plan à quatre éléments visant à sensibiliser davantage les gens et à protéger les communautés contre les coyotes agressifs se poursuit, y compris le programme de primes pour les peaux de coyotes. « Nous continuons de déployer des efforts visant à rendre notre province plus sécuritaire pour tous, a dit Charlie Parker, ministre des Ressources naturelles. Le plan à quatre éléments que nous avons mis en œuvre au cours de la dernière année et demie a permis d’obtenir des conseils d’experts, d’offrir des primes, d’éduquer les gens et d’orienter les mesures visant à aborder la question des coyotes agressifs. Nous poursuivons la mise en œuvre des quatre éléments du plan. » Le gouvernement provincial a lancé, au printemps 2010, un plan visant à sensibiliser les gens et à les protéger des coyotes. Le ministère des Ressources naturelles a publié des documents éducatifs à l’échelle de la province, a formé 13 trappeurs pour prendre les coyotes agressifs dans certaines régions, a embauché un biologiste de la faune et a mis en œuvre un programme de primes pour les peaux de coyotes. Ce programme vise à encourager un plus grand nombre de trappeurs autorisés à prendre des coyotes pendant la saison régulière du piégeage et à contribuer à modifier le comportement des coyotes afin qu’ils évitent les gens. La même prime de 20 $ est encore une fois offerte cette année pendant la saison de piégeage régulière, du 15 octobre au 31 mars. Les résultats du programme pour l’année 2011-2012 seront évalués à la fin de la saison. Le nombre d’incidents de coyotes au comportement agressif a considérablement diminué cette année. Pendant la période d’avril à septembre 2010, 10 incidents impliquant des coyotes agressifs ou qui s’approchaient trop des gens ont mené à la prise de 32 animaux. Pendant cette même période cette année, un seul incident a été signalé, menant à la prise de deux coyotes. « Il s’agit d’un signe positif, mais il faut encore du temps et des recherches pour déterminer à quel point cette méthode est efficace dans la réduction des incidents de comportement agressif chez les coyotes, a dit M. Parker. Toutefois, la campagne de sensibilisation et d’éducation que nous avons offerte a aidé les Néo-Écossais à se protéger et à éviter les coyotes. » Les documents éducatifs de la campagne « Gare aux coyotes » sont disponibles sur le site www.gov.ns.ca/natr.last_img read more

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Statement from Minister Zach Churchill

first_imgToday, Feb. 21, the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union told us their membership voted in favour of illegal job action. They’ve asked to meet and I am willing to do that, as I have previously. My office has reached out to set that up. The status quo is not an option. This will have to be a meaningful discussion about solutions to the challenges we have. I maintain that the best place for students is in our schools. -30-last_img

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Boost immunity stay fit

first_imgSeasonal changes are the times when people are more prone to falling ill. But nutritionists and health coaches have tips at hand to help you boost immunity and stay fit, no matter what the weather. Your go-to drink: Start your day with coconut water, instead of tea. Let a natural drink, and not a concoction, be the first thing you put in your body. Breath of life: Pre and post sleeping, concentrate on inhalation and exhalation just for 2 minutes to clear your thoughts and start your day fresh. Also Read – The Puja carnivalDrink your superfluids:16 ounces of celery juice can detox your kidneys and make your body alkaline and increase your productivity. Your immunity booster: Sip warm water with ginger wedges and mint leaves to keep the flus and virus at bay. Drum away inflammation: Consume drumsticks as much as your can, and creatively. Use the beans and leaves in soup, sambhar and buddha bowls. You can also blend moringa powder in your smoothies or drink it like a shot with aloe vera juice. Ditch the treadmill: Indulge in creative workouts like the prowl, which is inspired by animal movements that engage all your body muscles. Exercises like prowl and zumba help you burn more calories and are way more fun than aimlessly walking on a treadmill.last_img read more

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Coal import declines about 4 to 19 mn tonnes in July

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s coal import declined by 3.7 per cent to 18.93 million tonnes (MT) in July this year from 19.67 MT in the same month a year ago. Of the total coal imports in July 2019, non-coking coal shipment was at 12.66 MT, coking coal’s was at 4.17 MT, among others, according to a provisional compilation by mjunction services based on monitoring of vessels’ positions and data received from shipping companies. “Against a modest increase in import in June, volumes during July dropped because of softer demand for power during monsoon with thermal power generation falling 7.2 per cent during the month,” mjunction MD and CEO Vinaya Varma said. However, with a fall in coal stock at power stations during July and August, imports may firm up in coming days, Varma said. During the April-July period of the ongoing fiscal, the import of thermal coal was up 13.4 per cent to 60.97 MT, against 53.76 MT reported for the same period last fiscal. For coking coal, the volume imported during April-July of FY’20 was 17.73 MT, slightly higher than 17.25 MT imported during the corresponding period last financial year.last_img read more

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Pak judge declines holding judicial probe into Hindu dental students death case

first_imgKarachi: A local court judge in Pakistan has reportedly declined to hold a judicial inquiry into the death of a Hindu dental student, who was found dead in her hostel room last week, despite being asked by the home department, according to a media report. Nimrita Chandni, a final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Sindh province’s Larkana district and a social activist, was found lying on a cot by her friends on September 16 with a rope tied to her neck. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The Larkana district and sessions judge appeared reluctant to hold the judicial inquiry into the mysterious death of Chandni despite the request made by the home department on September 18, the Dawn newspaper reported. The Home secretary Abdul Kabeer Kazi – who is travelling abroad – has been informed by the police about the sessions judge’s reluctance to initiate the inquiry. It did not identify the judge. “We have learnt that the sessions judge has outright declined to hold the inquiry,” the paper quoted a source as saying. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests He said Kazi has told the Larkana police that the session judge was supposed to put it in writing if he was not willing to initiate the inquiry. One objection on the part of the judge is that the home department has directly made the request to him (the sessions judge) whereas it’s the Sindh High Court registrar to have issued such a directive to him, the paper reported. “But even for that matter, no reply has officially been communicated either to the Larkana police or home department and it was the message that has been conveyed to the police,” the report said. The Larkana police, meanwhile, remained in a fix. Neither the (bereaved) family is coming forward to lodge an FIR of the incident nor are the police ready to register a suicide case, the source was quoted as saying in the report. The police has so far detained 32 suspects, including two classmates of the victim –Mehran Abro and Ali Shan Memon–after tracing the call data from the deceased’s cell phone. Abro during the interrogation has claimed that the victim was in love with him and he had declined to marry her, the paper said. A few days before the September 16 incident, she had talked to Professor Amar Lal about her issues, it said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Masood Bangash contacted Chandni’s family and asked them to register a case against the vice-chancellor of the university, the report said. Chandni’s room was locked from inside when the body was discovered. Police have not yet ascertained whether she committed suicide or was murdered. The girl hailed from Ghotki district, which recently witnessed riots after a school principal from the minority Hindu community was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy. The laptop of Chandni was also being analysed for possible clues, the report quoted police as saying.last_img read more

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UP BJP MLA booked for abusing govt official

first_imgBallia (UP): A case has been registered against BJP MLA Surendra Singh for allegedly abusing and threatening a government official, police said on Monday. The action was taken after an official in the state’s electricity department had given a written complaint against the controversial MLA from Baria, they said. A case has been registered on the basis of the complaint and investigations are on, police said, adding further action will be taken on the basis of evidence. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Earlier this month, superintending engineer in the state’s electricity department, Ram Kishore had alleged that the MLA had called him on his mobile phone and pressurised him to transfer a junior engineer. When Kishore tried explaining to Surendra Singh the difficulties in doing so, the MLA used foul language and threatened him, the official alleged. Kishore had forwarded copies of the complaint to senior officials of his department, administration and police alongwith the audio of the conversation. He has also alleged that there was a threat to his life.last_img read more

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Rupee reverses early losses as crude oil drops over 1 pc

first_imgMumbai: The rupee recovered from early lows to trade higher against the US currency in afternoon session following more than 1 per cent drop in crude oil prices in global markets. The domestic currency was trading up by 10 paise at 70.78 at 1325 hrs against the dollar which otherwise was ruling high in overseas markets. The rupee opened lower and fell further to 70.93 as the US currency rose to multi-weeks high against the major currencies like euro. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The rupee moved in a range of 70.76 to 70.93 in day trade. It had closed at 70.88 to the US dollar on Thursday. Weakening crude oil prices following a quick recovery in Saudi Arabia’s production, which was hit by attacks at its refineries two weeks ago, helped the rupee stem losses. International Brent crude declined by 1.88 per cent or USD 1.18 to USD 61.42 per barrel. India’s oil import dependence is more than 80 per cent and any spike in crude oil prices weighs on the rupee due to forex outflows. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Foreign fund inflows also helped the rupee post gains over the US dollar. FIIs, who were net sellers for the last few sessions, bought equities worth a net Rs 737.17 crore on Thursday, according to provisional exchange data. Indian stocks were trading lower, tracking weak cues from global markets which fell after the impeachment probe into US President Donald Trump hit investor sentiment. Market benchmark BSE Sensex was down by 56.37 points or 0.14 per cent at 38,933.37 while the broader NSE Nifty slipped by 25.30 points or 0.22 per cent to 11,545.90.last_img read more

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IT eassessment Person with no PAN efiling account not eligible

first_imgNew Delhi: A taxpayer who does not have an e-filing account or a PAN will not be able to avail the facility of getting into e-assessment system of income tax that is set to be launched from next month, a latest Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) directive said. It added cases where a taxman has conducted raids and instances categorised under “extraordinary circumstances” shall also not be covered under the faceless assessment system set to be launched on October 8 in the country. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The CBDT, which frames policy for the Income Tax Department, issued a circular on Thursday stating exceptions to the new system. Cases where the Income Tax Return (ITR) was filed in the paper mode and the assessee concerned does not yet have an e-filing account; assessment being framed in non-PAN (permanent account number) cases; cases where there are administrative difficulties, complex cases or there are certain extraordinary circumstances will be exceptions for the new system, the circular accessed by PTI said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Cases of assessment in search or raids, set-aside assessments due to an earlier probe issue will also be exempted, it said. It said the assessees, who are part of the e-assessment system, will be “required to produce their response, evidence to any notice, communication or show cause issued by the assessing officer (AO) electronically through their e-filing account on the official portal of the department. “It is further directed that requisition of information in cases under e-proceeding should be sought after careful scrutiny of case records,” the circular directed the taxman. The circular added all such e-assessment communication and notices to taxpayers should bear the document identification number (DIN), a policy initiated recently to ensure transparency in the process. It added that in e-assessment cases there can even be instances where a “personal hearing or attendance” of the taxpayer is required. Those instances will be: where books of accounts have to be examined, where the taxman has invoked provisions of section 131 (power regarding discovery, production of evidence) of the I-T Act, where examination of witness is required to be made by the assessee or the department and where a show cause notice contemplating any adverse view is issued by the assessing officer and assessee requests through for personal hearing to explain the matter. A national e-assessment centre (NeAC) has been recently setup in Delhi as part of the central government’s plan to launch the faceless and nameless assessment for income tax payers. The NeAC will serve notices to assessees specifying the issues for selection of their case for assessment and after a response is received from them within 15 days, the Centre will allocate the case to an assessing officer using an automated system, a government notification had earlier said.last_img read more

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Islamabad Cashstrapped Pakistan will have no nee

first_imgIslamabad: Cash-strapped Pakistan will have no need to go back to the IMF in future once it receives the last loan programme of USD 6 billion from the global lender, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan has said. Reza Baqir said the recent structural reforms implemented under commitments made with the IMF had started providing much-needed support to the weak economy to enable it to stand on its own feet. “The goal is to have foreign exchange reserves that are sufficiently high and with that we will not go back to the IMF for another programme,” he was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The IMF approved the latest 39-month-long loan programme in July, when the lender released the first tranche of USD 991.4 million of the total loan programme of USD 6 billion. Baqir was also appointed State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) chief when negotiations were going with the IMF. He was working as chief of IMF in Egypt before switching to Pakistan. He said in his lecture on ‘Pakistan Economy: Macroeconomic Challenges and Outlook’ at IBA University of Karachi on Monday that maintaining high reserves remained the most crucial challenge to the economy to get rid of the IMF in the future. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests The reforms introduced to determine the rupee-dollar exchange rate would help in maintaining the reserves at an optimal level, he said. “Yes, we entrenched a market-based exchange rate system, which means the rate will be determined by the supply and demand (of dollars in the market) which is perhaps one of the key institutional changes that have happened in the reform process,” he said. Earlier, the central bank had control over the rupee-dollar exchange rate. It used to fix the rate but the practice caused depletion in the country’s foreign currency reserves almost every time after Islamabad completed the IMF loan programme since 1995. This forced Pakistan to return to the IMF time and again, Baqir said. The central bank still has the option to intervene in the market to control exchange rate in case it finds market participants are involved in manipulating the market-based exchange rate. Baqir highlighted three key elements for running the economy independently, going forward. He talked extensively about having sufficiently high foreign currency reserves among the three to permanently quit the IMF. The two other elements to avoid the IMF included maintaining the “fiscal discipline” through zero government borrowing from the central bank and raising domestic saving and investment rates.last_img read more

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New Delhi The DelhiVande Bharat Express Train wh

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi-Vande Bharat Express Train which will start regular service from October 5 would have six days a week, except Tuesday, officials said here on Tuesday. The regular service of 22439 New Delhi-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express Train will commence from October 5 from New Delhi. The train will depart at 6 am to reach Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 2 pm the same day. In return direction, the regular service of 22440 will commence from October 5 from Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. The train will depart at 3 pm from October 5 to reach New Delhi at 11 pm the same day, they said. The inaugural run of 02439 will be on October 3 and will depart from New Delhi at 9.50 am to arrive at Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 5.50 pm the same day. It will stop at Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi stations. The inaugural will not be a commercial run.last_img read more

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HAL trade unions to launch indefinite strike from October 14

first_imgBengaluru: The All India HAL Trade Unions Coordination Committee (AIHALTUCC) has issued an indefinite strike notice effective from October 14, at all the nine locations of HAL with regard to settlement of wage revision effective from January 1, 2017. Earlier on June 26, 2019, the anomalies in the demands of AIHALTUCC were brought to the public through a media release and sought the co-operation of the unions based on “realistic and affordable expectations”, HAL said in a statement on Friday. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The AIHALTUCC without realising the various limitations such as guidelines issued by DPE has decided to resort to an indefinite strike to fulfil their “untenable demands” and the “unreasonability” of their demands has been brought out in a number of meetings, the company claimed. The management is open for discussions and conclusion of wage revision effective from January 1, 2017 can be achieved only with the cooperation of the unions based on realistic and affordable expectations/demands, it said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days The proposed indefinite strike by the unions would neither be in the interest of the organisation nor the employees, HAL claimed. “Management has brought out that acceding to unrealistic and unsustainable demands would, while on the one hand contravene Government’s guidelines and also impact the competitiveness of the company,” the statement said. In line with the extant statutory provisions, the proposed strike will be tantamount to illegal strike and workmen bound to loose various company benefits, HAL said.last_img read more

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first_imgWe recently watched Bard Of Blood and it smells of gore and gunpowder. Wow! That’s a nice way of putting it. There’s a lot of gore and gunpowder but there’s more to it. It’s quite serendipitous that you launched Bilal Siddiqi’s The Bard Of Blood about four years ago. Was there any discussion about a screen adaptation of the book back then? No. But there was a journalist at the press conference back then who asked me about it. That year there were a lot of book-to-film adaptations. She asked, ‘What if The Bard Of Blood was adapted into a film?’ This was back in 2015. I said to her, ‘Yeah, I would love to do it.’ Four years post that, the book got adapted not for a film, but for a Netflix Original series, which is even better. I say better because we are not truncating or editing out a lot of things that are there in the book. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerWe have a seven-part series which is almost five hours long. A lot of things have been added to the series to enhance it which makes it even better and now we can take it to 190 countries and 150 million subscribers. The world audience can watch it, and is not just limited to our subcontinent. When I read the book, I felt that it had the scope of going that far and wide. Do you want to add something from the perspective of an actor? The book has a certain authenticity and an entertainment quotient at the same time. It does break away from a lot of stereotypes in this geopolitical scenario but what really struck me about the book is that the world there is authentic and real. When we adapted it into a mini-series, that authenticity was retained. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upWe are showing spies and antagonists in the show with their vulnerabilities and not just with their strengths. There is a conflict-ridden state and there are these agents who are dealing with the ghosts of their own past. The book humanises these agents and spies. Yes! It is about the human story more than just action. It keeps viewers at the edge of the seat. You don’t know what is going to happen next. The book had a nail-biting finish. But it is even more nail-biting in the series. The book was great but here, you have to engage and hook the audience in every episode. Every episode ending has to be like a great interval point in a film so that you can bring your viewers back. This is very important and they have done it so effectively with every episode. You play Kabir Anand, an expelled spy who is now a school teacher teaching Shakespeare. That is quite a wide arc. Was it a challenging part to play? First of all, I was a terrible Shakespeare student in school. So that made my character slightly tougher. (Chuckles) I didn’t really love Shakespeare in school; it was something that I had to do and so I did it and passed decently. Coming to Kabir’s character in the book and the mini-series, the duality of it had me sold. It is like a dream come true for any actor to play a spy who is also a Shakespeare teacher. What a mixed bag! They are like two opposite ends of the spectrum. So hence the title ‘Bard Of Blood’! Yes! You find Kabir at a time in his life when he is dealing with these problems and he is an average Joe at the same time. He comes from a middle-class home, drives his middle-class car and teaches Shakespeare. At one point, you think that he is dangerous, he is a killer, he is a spy, he is a hostage rescue specialist and he is a legend in the agency. You may wonder how all of this fits in? You discover him by peeling away his layers when you go on a mission with him. The guy in the first frame vis-à-vis the last are like two different people and two alternative lives. But he had to catch on to this because he lost his job on the battlefield because he was wronged in his last assignment. But he goes back to redeem himself. How was it having Shah Rukh Khan backing you as a producer? My interaction with him did not happen during the shoot because he was busy shooting for his film at that point of time. I know that he was really involved during the writing process. The reason why one of the characters was added to the show was because of him. He added the track of Jannat (Kirti Kulhari) in the series and it was not there in the book. He said that when my character goes back to Baluchistan, it will be interesting to have a romantic link. During the edit stage, we went to show him the first four episodes which were in rough edit and these things generally happen at night because he works at night. I, on the other hand, am a morning person; I generally doze off at 11:30 pm. The conversation that happened that night and just the way he was, kept me up till 5 o’ clock in the morning. We were sitting and chatting in his house. I was blown away by his memory. He watches an episode and he remembers the sequence of events, what you were wearing and what dialogues you have said. He is so sharp. When we were watching the episodes and if I felt like a beat was not going right in a particular scene, he actually spelt it out and explained the reason behind it. That gave us valuable information on how we can tweak it and it was at a stage where we required to tweak it as we were a long way from home. Tell us about the promotional video that you did with him. The small skit of about four minutes that I did with him is a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life. (Laughs) I had to put a bag on Shah Rukh Khan’s face. I was feeling so bad and guilty! I have grown up watching his films. He has had a huge impact on me as an actor and a person. I have seen him since I was in school. It was not like a slow burn with Bard Of Blood where I knew that I share a script with him and I knew that I would shoot with him after a definite period of time. After two days into the shoot, I was told that I have to shoot a sequence with Shah Rukh Khan. I was sitting across a table and I was getting interrogated by him. One part of me was telling me that this is wrong as I was calling him a dhakkan and a dabba. I thought I was going to hell for this. (Laughs) But the other part of me was saying that I will be professional. And a part of my brain wanted to take his autograph. (Smiles)last_img read more

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Paris climate activists kick off global Extinction Rebellion protests

first_imgParis: Hundreds of climate activists barricaded themselves into a Paris shopping centre for hours ahead of a planned series of protests around the world by the Extinction Rebellion movement. Campaigners faced off against police and some inconvenienced shoppers as they occupied part of the Italie 2 mall in southeast Paris all day on Saturday, staying put into the early hours of Sunday. They unfurled banners with slogans like “Burn capitalism not petrol” above restaurants and the window displays of fashion boutiques. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe protest comes ahead of planned disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, from Extinction Rebellion (XR), which is warning of an environmental “apocalypse”. As the centre tried to close up on Saturday evening, security forces ordered the protesters to leave the area, activists told AFP. According to images broadcast on social networks, police then tried to enter the building while protesters blocked entrances with tables and chairs. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”I am with XR to say stop this crazy system before it destroys everything,” one young woman told AFP, giving only her first name Lucie. The demonstrators said they eventually chose to leave at around 4am (0200 GMT). Other campaign groups also joined in with the Paris shopping centre demonstration, including some members of the “yellow vest” anti-government protest group. Non-violent protests are chiefly planned by XR from Monday in Europe, North America, Australia, but events are also set to take place in India, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Wellington. Another protest was held in Berlin on Saturday, with campaigners setting up camp near the parliament building. “To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel,” XR said on its website ahead of its International Rebellion wave of activism. “You can’t count on us or Greta to do this for you,” it said, referring to teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. “Look inside yourself and rebel.” Extinction Rebellion was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental movements. Campaigners want the government to declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025, halt biodiversity loss and be led by new “citizens’ assemblies on climate and ecological justice.last_img read more

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