MACGREGOR, Man. – RCMP in Manitoba have made an arrest in the homicide of a grandmother nearly 10 years ago.Mounties said the historical case unit took a 30-year-old woman into custody in MacGregor, Man., on Wednesday.Charlene Ward, who was 46 and from Portage la Prairie, was killed on Nov. 1, 2007.Ward had worked in a coffee shop, was divorced and had two grown daughters and five grandchildren.One of her daughters found Ward dead in her Portage home three weeks after she had been told by doctors she had beaten cancer.She had been stabbed three times in the neck.“I looked in her room and I (saw) her lying on the floor at the bottom of her bed. And when I looked up, there was blood all along her bed,” Britney Lake said in October 2010 when police made one of several pleas to the public for help.“She was clean and clear. She was just starting to live her life over,” said Cherie Lake, another of Ward’s daughters.Ward’s family believes she put up a fight because they saw bruises on her arms at the funeral home.The unsolved slaying weighed heavily on the family at the time of the 2010 police request for information.“I had nightmares. (I) still go through counselling. I’ll probably have to go for counselling the rest of my life,” said Britney Lake.Police say the investigation into Ward’s death is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the RCMP or Manitoba Crime Stoppers.— With background from CTV Winnipeg
Nouaceur – The Poultry Sector succeeded in overcoming the avian influenza H9N2 and reached self-sufficiency in terms of producing white meat and eggs, said, on Saturday in Nouaceur, agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch.Speaking at a meeting initiated by the poultry inter-professional federation, the minister said that the generalization of vaccines in poultry breeding helped to limit the impact of avian influenza H9N2, reassuring consumers that this disease does not affect humans.Recalling that the poultry industry generates a turnover of over 30 billion dirhams in annual average with a production of over 560,000 tons of white meat, the minister described the sector’s current situation as “stable” and “healthy”. The poultry sector is growing at a steady pace thanks to evolution of consumption, the minister said. Akannouch explained that Moroccans have contributed to the industry’s development through an annual per capita consumption of around 18 kg in 2015, against 16 kg a year earlier.
Rabat – A group of Moroccan migrants is among the 636 undocumented migrants currently being held in Turkey.Security sources told Anadolu Agency that Turkish authorities were holding 565 Moroccan migrants in the western Edirne province near the Turkish-Greek border.In addition to Moroccan citizens, the list of the migrants also includes citizens from Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Syria. The news agency also reported that a minibus carrying 16 undocumented migrants from Morocco and Algeria crashed in Edrine.The crash injured 11 people, including the driver.Read Also: Official: Morocco’s Efforts Helps Reduce Irregular Migration’s Pressure on SpainLike Morocco, Turkey has been one of the routes used by refugees, and undocumented migrants seeking to cross into Europe.The Turkish Ministry of Interior said that nearly 268,000 undocumented migrants were arrested in 2018. “The migrants were mostly Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi nationals,” said the news outlet.In recent years, the Moroccan government has also been faced with significant numbers of undocumented migrants entering the country. Due to these high numbers, Morocco has collaborated with Spain to curb the flow of immigration.The Spanish government has repeatedly supported Morocco, calling on the European Union to assist the North African country over migration.Earlier in May, Spanish Minister of Defense Margarita Robles said that her country has “full confidence in the collaboration with Morocco.”Spanish news outlet ABC quoted the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, saying that the number of irregular migrants in Spain dropped by 52% from April 2018 to April 2019.ABC emphasized that the significant decrease is thanks to Morocco’s efforts.
Mumford and Sons have had to postpone their next three shows because of a health scare.The band’s bassist, Ted Dwane, had emergency surgery Monday for a blood clot on his brain. As a result, Mumford and Sons has put plans on hold for a show Tuesday night in Dallas, another in Woodlands, Texas on Wednesday, and a show in New Orleans Thursday. At this point, they haven’t announced plans to cancel or postpone any other concerts, including a big festival they’re headlining in August in Simcoe.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
There were 14 signatures, 37 ratifications, 35 accessions, one acceptance and six consents to be bound during the four days the event was held at UN Headquarters in New York. The total is likely to rise further because Cambodia is expected to add its signature to four separate pacts on Monday.Palitha Kohona, Chief of the UN Treaty Section, told reporters today he was pleased that many of the countries that participated did so at the level of Head of State or Foreign Minister – an indication of the importance they are giving to the conventions and treaties.This year’s focus was treaties that protect the rights of civilians, especially during times of armed conflicts, but the pacts signed or ratified covered subjects ranging from trans-national crime to pesticides and chemicals.Liberia was the most active nation this week, either signing, ratifying or acceding to 18 different treaties and protocols. Paraguay, Madagascar, Lesotho and Sri Lanka also took more than two dozen actions between them.Mr. Kohona highlighted several notable actions, including ratifications by Burundi, Guyana and Liberia of the Rome Statute, which set up the International Criminal Court to try war criminals.Nine nations either ratified or acceded to the UN Convention Against Trans-national Organized Crime and its related Protocols, taking to 92 the total number of parties to that treaty.
Connecticut junior guard Ryan Boatright (11) points to the sky in celebration after the 2014 National Championship April 7 at AT&T Stadium. Connecticut won, 60-54.Courtesy of MCTI absolutely love the NCAA Tournament. Nothing comes close to beating it, in my eyes. The hustle, the close games, the heartbreak and jubilation — it is the ultimate sporting event.But it’s certainly not without its flaws.The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to be crowned National Champions Monday night. But does this really make them top in the country?Obviously this is a massive accomplishment. UConn’s second national title in four years is something most fans can only dream about. But is it fair that surviving the tournament is the sole mark of the nation’s best team?The problem I often have with the tournament is that it is a simple reflection of which teams got hot at the right time. It’s not like that’s not a problem in other sports (look at the New York Giants’ two most recent Super Bowl wins, both of which saw the Giants playing on Wild Card weekend), but the tournament is so much easier to get into than the playoffs in other sports.Look at Ohio State basketball this year. It was a mediocre team, plain and simple. It had no semblance of an offense, no go-to scorer, no interior presence, and seemed to only excel at defending inbound passes.But the Buckeyes easily made the tournament. Dominating their exceptionally weak non-conference schedule and squeezing out a few big conference wins was enough for 25 victories, a lock to get in, despite a 10-8 record in Big Ten play.The Buckeyes didn’t find the magic that UConn did, though, as their season came to a close in their first tournament game against the No. 11-seed Dayton. But what if OSU had figured out how to score late in the season?If the Buckeyes had managed to get hot and make a tournament run, could you really say that a team that lost twice to Penn State was one of the nation’s elite teams? I don’t think anyone could watch its offensive strategy of passing the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and argue that.UConn finished the regular season ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll, just four spots better than the Buckeyes. Its season featured some good wins over Florida, Memphis, and Cincinnati, but despite 32 wins, it was still only good enough to earn a No. 7 seed.Kentucky didn’t even finish the season ranked in the AP Poll, although its name can be seen in the “others receiving votes” column.Are these the teams that can be narrowed down as the two best in the country? I realize basketball is more than just stats and polls, and the postseason is what it’s all about, but is it possible that winning the tournament creates an overrated legacy just a little?I’m not saying there’s a better way to determine the season’s champion. But when you look back on this season 10 years from now, will it be easily recognizable that Wichita State didn’t lose a regular season game or Arizona, Florida, and Syracuse spent a combined 15 weeks at No. 1? No, the only thing you will see will be UConn claiming the national title.I am not trying to take away this tremendous accomplishment by the Huskies, but is it right that a few weeks in March and April completely wash out an OK regular season?
Exit slip of the northbound #M1 is closed at 11:Luton due to an incident – long delays (16:41)— Total Travel South E (@Traffic_SouthE) September 22, 2016 Sixteen people have been detained after police received reports of immigrants in a lorry travelling on the M1.The vehicle was stopped on the motorway on Thursday afternoon shortly before 3pm.Police intercepted the vehicle near junction 11 for Dunstable, Bedfordshire.The lorry is reported to have begun its journey in Romania and was heading northwards from Essex. Credit:South Beds News Agency Bedfordshire Police said: “We were called at approximately 2.55pm by Hertfordshire Constabulary after receiving reports of immigrants in a lorry heading towards Bedfordshire on the M1 northbound.”A number of officers attended and detained 16 people after the lorry was stopped just before junction 11.”The ambulance service is in attendance and will be taking some people to hospital as a precaution before they are taken to custody.”A spokesman for the force told the BBC that the driver was Romanian, “so it may be those on baord came from Romania”. The group were assessed by the East of England Ambulance Service. They were said to be in a stable condition.A police helicopter was deployed to search the area for any more suspected illegal immigrants.The case will now be passed on to staff at the UK Border Agency. The incident called tailbacks on the motorway for drivers. @Traffic_M1 what’s going on after the dunstable turn off (northbound) stationary traffic, nothing moving— Lisa Hayley Roberts (@LisaHRoberts) September 22, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Outotec has today published its 2018 sustainability report. The online report, themed ‘Co-creating for future plants’ illustrates the benefits of various stakeholders collaborating for the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. “Outotec’s sustainability work in 2018 included, for example, updating the company values utilising crowdsourcing within the company, conducting a materiality assessment based on a web survey and stakeholder interviews, and establishing science based targets to reduce the climate impacts.”Outotec says it commits to reduce the absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions of its own operations by 13% as well as scope 3 emissions by 10% by 2025 from a 2017 base year. These targets were validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative in early 2019. Key achievements in 2018 were the handprint – 6.2 Mt less CO2e emissions generated by the metals industry using six Outotec’s technologies compared to annual industry baselines, as well as inclusion in the Global 100 index of the world’s most sustainable companies for the sixth consecutive year, ranking 5th.“Customers increasingly seek co-creation and trust Outotec to solve demanding challenges together with them. By working closely with our customers from as early in the project as possible, and by sharing knowledge and combining forces with customers, partners and the scientific community, we create solutions that benefit all parties. In this report, we present a case about battery metals, together with cases of urban infra revolution and our customer’s view on sustainable mining. All these cases are great examples of co-creation. The report also demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our own performance, data quality and reporting”, says Outotec CEO Markku Teräsvasara.“It all comes down to sharing knowledge. If you keep knowledge to yourself, it has no value and benefits no one. By sharing information within the organization and with external partners, it can be refined and applied to practice. This is essential at Outotec; we are increasingly working in teams, in research projects as well as delivery projects and even customer meetings. We invite customers to attend test runs and, in turn, audit their processes to understand them better,” says Kari Knuutila, Chief Technology Officer at Outotec.Co-creation and mutual development projects are often partly publicly funded, with participating businesses investing some money as well. The EU is a particularly strong proponent of such projects. Outotec is currently involved in several raw materials projects of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), with participation from a variety of its customers, as well.“Cooperative development is actually nothing new to Outotec, although it is trending in the world of technology and in other industries, as well. We always engage in close cooperation with customers, because all our solutions are customised to some extent to meet their specific needs and operating environment. It begins with the raw material: no two ores or concentrates are alike, and the characteristics of the feed material define the best processes to treat it,” says Juha Kemppainen, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy at Outotec.First the feed material sample is analysed and tested in a laboratory, often with the attendance of customer’s metallurgical and process experts. A suitable process solution is developed, and more extensive pilot tests are carried out, while continuously optimising the process. All these stages are necessary to ensure that the process yields the best and most efficient results with the specific raw material.The report is prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and is third-party assured by Ecobio Ltd. The report is available in English at www.outotec.com/sustainability-report/2018.
Anyone who said robotics and liquor don’t mix obviously never met the guy who created “The Inebriator” — a robotic alcoholic drink dispensing machine. The thing of dreams for any bachelor pad or man cave, this open-source project allows users to create the perfect drink with the touch of a button.It uses an electronic display to provide different drink selections. Once an option is selected, motors begin to move a glass-sized pedestal to the appropriate liquor bottle. Alcohol is then dispensed based on the settings for the selected drink, and then it’s off to the end of the line so the mixers can be added in.Dispensing of the mixers acts like a soda fountain, with a gas tank connected to the various beverage bottles. “When the gas tank is opened (through a regulator) the bottles are pressurized to a low safe pressure,” explains the creative engineer on the official Inebriator website. Each mixer is independently controllable.Don’t worry — there are safeguards in place to prevent drunken operation of the machine. For starters, there is a force sensitive resistor to ensure that drinks will only be dispensed if there is a glass or cup correctly placed on the machine. In addition, administrative functions such as how much alcohol is to be dispensed for each drink, can only be edited with the scan of a special RFID tag.On one hand, this is the kind of thing that should be in every high-end bar in the next five to 10 years, alongside teams of Honda Asimo bartenders. On the other hand, though, what will happen to the practice of tipping the bartender to get an extra kick to your drink? Before those very important questions are addressed, though, the only thing to do is just watch this in action and marvel at the ingenuity:The Inebriator, via Hackaday
L’astéroïde 2005 YU55 a “frôlé” la Terre sans incidentHier soir, à 23H28 GMT, l’astéroïde 2005 YU55 est bien passé à quelque 320.000 kilomètres de la surface de la Terre comme l’avait annoncé la NASA. Un rapprochement qui s’est fait sans casse. L’évènement tant attendu a bien eu lieu et s’est déroulé sans incident, exactement comme l’avait prédit les experts de la NASA. Hier soir, à 23H28 UTC, soit 00H28 heure française, l’astéroïde 2005 YU55 mesurant pas moins de 400 mètres de diamètre a “frôlé” la surface terrestre à une distance inférieure de celle qui sépare notre planète de la Lune. C’était ainsi le plus gros objet céleste à s’approcher aussi près de la Terre depuis 35 ans, le dernier de ce genre s’étant produit en 1976. À lire aussiInternet : l’ISS double sa connexion”L’astéroïde s’est approché comme attendu au plus près à 23H28 GMT précisément”, à 319.000 kilomètres de la surface terrestre, soit environ 324.600 kilomètres de son centre, a indiqué à l’AFP DC Agle, porte parole du Jet Propulsion Laboratory de la NASA à Pasadena en Californie. Une approche qu’il a faite à près de 46.600 kilomètres par heure, selon les calculs. Néanmoins, les effets gravitationnels de cet astéroïde n’ont pas été perceptibles sur la Terre, y compris sur les marées ou les plaques tectoniques, a expliqué l’agence spatiale américaine au vu de leurs observations. Découvert il y a près de six ans par l’astronome américain Robert McMillan de l’université d’Arizona, l’objet 2005 YU55 se trouve en fait sur une orbite qui le fait passer à intervalles réguliers dans le voisinage de la Terre, de Vénus et de Mars. Mardi, il effectuait ainsi son plus proche passage de notre planète depuis au moins 200 ans. Malheureusement, pour les astronomes amateurs et les curieux, l’astéroïde sphérique et très sombre n’était pas visible à l’oeil nu et son observation nécessitait un télescope avec une ouverture d’au moins 15 centimètres. De son côté, la NASA a toutefois bien profité du passage de 2005 YU55 pour multiplier les observations et les mesures radars. Ceci devrait lui permettre d’en apprendre plus sur l’objet qui fait partie des 8.500 astéroïdes et comètes dont l’orbite passe dans le voisinage de la Terre et qui ont été à ce jour découverts et catalogués par la NASA. Sur une période de dix heures l’astéroïde devait traverser 70 degrés de la voûte céleste vers l’est, croisant plusieurs constellations, précise Le Monde.fr.Le 9 novembre 2011 à 10:17 • Maxime Lambert
Last week, a gamer known as Daymeeuhn bought a leaked copy of the eagerly anticipated No Man’s Sky for a whopping $1250 from eBay. He posted several gameplay videos to Dailymotion before they were forced to be taken down by Sony. Since then, Daymeeuhn has been posting updates on his progress on Reddit. In the latest update, he revealed that, after playing for 30 hours, he has reached the center of the galaxy — effectively reaching the end of the game.30 hours of gameplay isn’t short, relatively speaking, but considering how Hello Games stated that it would take the average gamer anywhere between 40 to 100 hours to reach the center of the galaxy, this revelation could be seen as a disappointment for those who wanted a game that could last for months or even years.It should come as no surprise that Daymeeuhn used a bit of an exploit to finish No Man’s Sky at light speed. He farmed an in-game item which he then sold for a substantial profit. This allowed him to upgrade his spaceship’s warp drive faster than if he had earned money at a slower rate.A big part of the game’s appeal is exploring the countless, randomly generated worlds and making new discoveries. On top of finding new and strange planets, the game features space combat and the ability to interact with other players. While Daymeeuhn may have reached the end of the game in 30 hours, most people will take considerably longer. Given the amount of things to see, it is likely some may even spend hundreds of hours with the game and never finish it.No Man’s Sky will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PC next week on August 9.
The Football Association are reportedly confident that Gareth Southgate will not leave the England post to take charge of Manchester United, according to SportsMole.The Red Devils are currently under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norwegian currently has a perfect record since replacing Jose Mourinho as manager last month.United are expected to appoint a permanent manager at the end of the season, however, and Southgate has been rumored as a possible candidate.The former England U21 international, who guided the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has a contract with the FA until the summer of 2022.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Reports in the English press suggests, ‘senior FA insiders’ are not concerned by the United rumors, with a host of them believing that Southgate would not turn his back on the national team.The former defender’s only previous managerial experience as a club manager came with Middlesbrough between 2006 and 2009.
“It’s on a good will mission,” said Shake-A-Leg Miami co-founder Harry Horgan. “It’s looking for the innovators that are doing good work to improve quality of life.”The damage has set back their summer program for the students who wait all year to attend. “Preying on people that shouldn’t be preyed upon,” Kirk said.They are asking the public for help to repair the boats and security system, so they can continue helping the community.A donor has created a cash reward for information that’ll lead to an arrest.To make a donation to Shake-A-Leg Miami’s effort to repair the boats, visit this link.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the culprits who vandalized several boats belonging to a South Florida charity.According to the crew at Shake-A-Leg Miami, on July 1 several boats were scratched and deflated, causing thousands of dollars in damage in Coconut Grove.“This isn’t just making marks on a boat. This was pretty aggressive behavior,” said volunteer Craig Kirk.Among the boats vandalized were several safety boats, which staff use to patrol water sport activities.Officials said their security cameras were damaged during Hurricane Irma. Therefore, they did not catch the vandals in the act.“It’s life changing. It’s totally life changing for everybody involved,” Kirk said.Shake-A-Leg Miami is a water sport community serving people of all abilities. They let students with physical and developmental challenges experience marine and boating life in South Florida.
Bill Phillips, currently editor of MensHealth.com and executive editor of Men’s Health magazine, will become vice president and editor-in-chief of the magazine. Peter Moore, currently the editor of Men’s Health magazine, will be promoted to vice president and editor. Adam Campbell, executive editor of MensHealth.com and fitness director of the Men’s Health brand, will become editor of MensHealth.com.”He’s one of the hardest working people I’ve ever known, and I’ve known a lot of good, smart workers. He deserves a break,” says a source with direct knowledge of Zinczenko’s departure. David Zinczenko, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Men’s Health, is leaving Rodale, the company has confirmed following a report by New York Post’s Keith Kelly. Rodale says the decision was mutal to not renew his contract at the end of the year.In the meantime, Zinzcenko is out in an official capacity as of end of day today, but will continue with Rodale as a book author. An internal memo sent this afternoon notes Zinczenko’s departure and details the editorial shift that will occur in its wake.
Hyderabad: the doors of the major Mahakali temples will remain closed on Tuesday afternoon due to the lunar eclipse in the city. As usual, the devotees can take the blessing on the goddess in the morning, but devotees coming with Bonams are restricted for the day. Major Mahakali temples will remain closed from 1.00 pm on Tuesday and will be reopened on July 17 at 9.00 am in the city. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us According to the Executive officer at Ujjaini Mahakali temple, the temple will be closed on Tuesday afternoon. The devout were informed about the closing beforehand. The temples will be closed from Tuesday 1.00 pm to Wednesday 8.59 am. After the purification of the temple by sprinkling the holy water at temple premises, the doors will be opened on Wednesday at 9.00 am. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us According to temples officials of Lal Darwaza, temples doors will be closed on from Tuesday at 1.00 pm to Wednesday 8.59am. According to temples officials of Golconda Jagadamba temple, the doors of the temples will remain open, devotees can visit the temple for the normal darshan, but devotees coming with bonams will be restricted for the day.
PUBG Mobile Season 4 release date confirmed: What’s new? Close PUBG Mobile prime subscriptions have gone live on Android and iOS, giving players a feasible option to leverage new features in the game such as purchasing items with BP, getting discounts on crates and more. PUBG Mobile Prime and Prime Plus subscriptions come with monthly rentals unlike the premium Royale Pass upgrade.Make no mistake, PUBG Mobile Prime subscriptions are different from the Elite and Elite Plus Royale Pass, which offers a wide range of benefits at a cost. PUBG Mobile Prime and Prime Plus come with convenient pricing and its benefits clearly justify the asking price.Before we get to what PUBG Mobile Prime and Prime Plus plans have to offer, let us point out the one problem that needs to be addressed. PUBG Mobile Prime subscriptions are priced differently on Android and iOS platforms.Here’s how the pricing of PUBG Mobile Prime and Prime Plus are on Android vs iOS:AndroidPUBG Mobile Prime: Rs 85 per monthPUBG Mobile Prime Plus: Rs 400 first month, Rs 850/month thereafter PUBG Mobile Prime plans on AndroidPUBG screenshotiOSPUBG Mobile Prime: Rs 79 per monthPUBG Mobile Prime Plus: Rs 419 first month, Rs 799/month thereafter PUBG Mobile Prime plans on iOSPUBG screenshotNow, the mystery behind differential pricing is unclear, but the benefits offered under these plans on both platforms remain the same.PUBG Mobile Prime subscription allows users to purchase items with BP (Battle Points), which can be won by performing daily tasks and playing the game. The second benefit under the basic plan is that users can earn 5 UC (Unknown Cash) daily, which means a total of 150UC by the end of the month.Coming to the PUBG Mobile Prime Plus, users get 20UC every day, totalling to 600UC and the ability to purchase items with BP. In addition, players can ear 10 Royale Pass every day, get daily discounts on different items and avail a 50% discount on the first Classic Crate Lottery, which gives them unique items.To put things in perspective, 300UC would cost you Rs 420, which is given for free under the Prime Plus subscription, which is priced around the same range for the first month. Both plans are worth their money as they allow purchases using BP.
The three day extravaganza will create riot of colours in the air which will attract attention and enthusiasm across. Delhiites who have been indulging in this sport for many years will have a visual delight to watch for. Professional Kite Flying experts from across India and World will be taking part in this year’s kite festival.The festival will be inaugurated by Somnath Bharti, Minister of Tourism, Law, Art & Culture & Administrative Reforms, Govt. of Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival has a lot in store. Some of the major highlights are night kite flying, where expert kite flyers will fly kites attaching LED lights and kite trails, which will have more than 100 kites on one string.Famous international kite flyers like Barbara Meyer from USA, Bob C from UK ,Sami Sayeghs from Beirut, Tinton and Sari from Indonesia, Cho from South Korea and Antonio from France will be demonstrating their skills in this year’s Delhi International Kite Festival. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThey would demonstrate their kite flying skills with kites like Hexagon Stars, Sled Kites, Delta kites, Barongi kites and many more. This year the festival will have 30 expert Kite Flyers from across India from places like Kerala, Chennai, Rajkot, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Trivandrum and Delhi.A theme stall is also set up where an exhibition on the history of kites will enlighten visitors about this age old art. This stall will also display kites of different sizes from one square inch to 70 square inch, kites made of tissue paper, elastic paper, bamboo, cloth, etc. More so Delhiites will get a perfect opportunity to savour lip smacking food as there will be a food stall, which will have street foods of Delhi and Rajasthani food. Cultural programs scheduled every evening will enthral the visitors too. There will be folk music performances, dances by Sahitya Kala Parishad. There will be magic shows, puppet shows, biscope, longman etc. to provide visitors a fun filled time at the Kite Festival.A special kite making demonstration for children will be organised where professional kite flyers will showcase their expertise and demonstrate the art of kite making. A painting competition for children will also be organised on 25 Jan, (Saturday) at 2 pm at the venue.Delhi Tourism’s sole purpose to celebrate kite festival is to revive the fading age old tradition and give an opportunity to Delhiites to witness patangbaazi out in the open.When: 24-26 January; Timings: 12pm-6pmWhere: Golden Jubilee Park. Near Old Yamuna Iron Bridge
Kolkata: Elgin Road, which houses the famous residence of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, will turn to Fun Street on Sunday, December 23.The Bhowanipore Sports Lover Association is busy making arrangements to host the event from 5 am till 8.30 am. “The main objective of organising the event is to bring in people from all communities on Elgin Road and welcome Christmas and New Year 2019. India offers unity in diversity and our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advocates religious harmony in the best possible way. This is our small step in delivering the message of harmony. This is the second year when we are holding such an event to welcome Christmas,” Ashim Kumar Basu, chairman of the Club and councillor of Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeward 70 said. According to Basu, this will be completely family entertainment for one and all on Elgin Road on December 23. There will be a plethora of open-to-all events such as cycling, roller-skating and outdoor games like badminton, cricket, football and basketball, where people can participate. There will be a special zone for kids, karate and other forms of martial arts, DJ music and a selfie zone. “We have introduced chess and dart for the first time this year,” a club member said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe special attraction will be Zumba dance — only for women — which is a popular form of exercise to keep themselves fit. “We are laying special emphasis on delivering social messages and awareness on health and hygiene through this event. There will be banners on keeping our city clean and green, awareness on precautionary measures for preventing mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, dumping garbage at designated bins. People can also fill up forms by pledging to donate his/her body after death,” Basu said. Elgin Road from the stretch of Lee Road crossing to Woodburn Road crossing will be the place for Fun Street. “After Fun Street was organised for the first time last year, locals have urged me for holding such events on numerous occasions but this road is a very important stretch. Hence, I have again chosen a single day of three-and-half-hours for it,” he said.
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