Japanese car part maker INOAC Corp fined 13 million for bidrigging

first_imgOTTAWA – Japanese car parts manufacturer INOAC Corp. has been fined $1.3 million by Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice after it pleaded guilty to rigging bids.The Competition Bureau says its investigation determined that INOAC entered into illegal agreements with a competing Japanese parts manufacturer to determine who would win calls for bids issued by Toyota in 2004 for the supply of plastic interior car parts.The parts were used in Toyota Corollas manufactured and sold in Canada between 2008 and 2014.The guilty plea concludes the bureau’s investigation of international bid-rigging by car parts suppliers that has led to 13 guilty pleas and fines totalling more than $86 million.The sum includes three of the largest bid-rigging fines ever imposed by Canadian courts —$30 million to Yazaki Corp., $13.4 million to Mitsubishi Electric and $13 million to Showa Corp.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Madelaine Petsch as Teen Penelope Blossom, Lili Reinhart as Teen Alice Smith, Ashleigh Murray as Teen Sierra Samuels and Camila Mendes as Teen Hermione Gomez – The CWCamila Mendes as Teen Hermione Gomez and Cole Sprouse as Teen FP Jones – The CWThe CWMadelaine Petsch as Teen Penelope Blossom and KJ Apa as Teen Fred Andrews – The CWCharles Melton as Teen Marty Mantle, Casey Cott as Teen Tom Keller, Major Curda as Teen Daryl Doiley and Michael Consuelos as Teen Hiram Lodge – The CWAshleigh Murray as Teen Sierra Samuels and Casey Cott as Teen Tom Keller – The CWRiverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Advertisement Advertisement Riverdale ~ The CW Login/Register With: Facebook Riverdale is throwing it back!The CW drama is headed back in time on Wednesday, exploring the parents’ years at Riverdale High with a bit of creative casting — and a deadly twist.All of Riverdale’s main stars play the younger versions of their parents in the ep — with a special appearance by Mark Consuelos’ son, Michael, as young Hiram — which puts a dark spin on The Breakfast Club, as the early ’90s teens come together in detention to play an all-consuming game of Gryphons and Gargoyles. “The Midnight Club was when we all were in detention together and they uncovered this secret game that everybody started playing,” Mädchen Amicktold ET’s Leanne Aguilera ahead of Wednesday’s epic episode, which features Alice telling Betty (Lili Reinhart) the story of the group’s harrowing hijinks. “It really takes you into a dark, twisted, mental space, and then we ended up losing a life along the way.”Check out this week’s episode of Sweetwater Secrets for more on the fun flashback, and scroll down to see the cast in their ’90s duds for the epic episode! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Facebook removes 687 pages, accounts linked to Congress IT Cell for ‘inauthentic behaviour’

first_imgNew Delhi: Social media giant Facebook Monday said it has removed 687 pages and accounts linked to individuals associated with an IT Cell of the Congress party as it cracks down on fake accounts and spam. These accounts, it said, were part of a coordinated networks and were removed not based on content or fake news but for “inauthentic behaviour” and for pushing spam. Besides, Facebook has also removed 103 pages, groups and accounts on its platform and Instagram for engaging in similar behaviour as part of a network that originated in Pakistan. Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher told reporters that Facebook has removed 687 Facebook Pages and accounts – the majority of which had already been detected and suspended by its automated systems – that engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” in India and were linked to individuals associated with an IT Cell of the Indian National Congress (INC). “When we remove one of these networks, the reason we remove them is because of their coordinated inauthentic behaviour, that they are using network of fake accounts to conceal their identity….to mislead who’s behind them. That’s the basic reason for removal,” he told reporters. He asserted that the removal was not based on the content that was shared by these pages and groups. “We are constantly working to detect and stop coordinated inauthentic behaviour because we don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people. We’re taking down these pages and accounts based on their behaviour, not the content they posted,” he said. No immediate comments could be obtained from the Congress. Facebook, which has been facing flak globally for instances of user data breach, has been ramping up efforts to ensure that its platforms (that includes WhatsApp and Instagram) aren’t misused to spread misinformation, especially ahead of polls in India. It has recently started providing details of political ads on its platform in a bid to enhance transparency. It is also strengthening its team of fact checkers and deploying technology tools to flag fake news. With ensuing general elections, the Indian government had warned social media platforms of strong action if any attempt was made to influence the country’s electoral process through undesirable means. Talking about the steps taken post the removal, Gleicher said: “We have reached out to the INC to educate them about what we have seen and answer questions they have. We have also reached out to policy makers and government to ensure that they understand the types of behaviour we are seeing and what we are learning”. He explained that the page admins and account owners typically posted about local news and political issues, including topics like the upcoming elections, candidate views, the INC and criticism of political opponents including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “While the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our review found that it was connected to individuals associated with an INC IT Cell,” Gleicher said. In a blog post, Facebook – which has over 200 million users in India – said the pages and accounts removed had spent around USD 39,000 for ads on Facebook, paid for in Indian rupees. The first ad ran in August 2014 and the most recent ad ran in March 2019. Separately, Facebook has also removed 15 pages, groups and accounts for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on Facebook and Instagram that were linked to individuals associated with an Indian IT firm, Silver Touch. These account owners used a combination of authentic and fake accounts to share their content like local news and political events, including topics like the Indian government, the upcoming elections, the BJP and alleged misconduct of political opponents including the INC. These pages spent around USD 70,000 for ads on Facebook, paid for in Indian rupees. The first ad ran in June 2014 and the most recent ad ran in February 2019. Referring to the removal of pages linked to a network that originated in Pakistan, Gleicher said the individuals behind this activity used fake accounts to operate military fan pages, general Pakistani interest pages, Kashmir community pages, and hobby and news pages. “They also frequently posted about local and political news including topics like the Indian government, political leaders and military. Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found that it was linked to employees of the ISPR (Inter-Service Public Relations) of the Pakistani military,” he added. This network spent about USD 1,100 for ads on Facebook that was paid for in US dollars and Pakistani rupees. The first ad ran in May 2015 and the most recent ad ran in December 2018. In addition, the US-based company has removed 227 pages and 94 accounts in India for violating its policies against spam and misrepresentation. “These pages and accounts were engaging in behaviour that expressly violate our policies. This included using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names, impersonating someone else, posting links to malware, and posting massive amounts of content across a network of Groups and pages in order to drive traffic to websites they are affiliated with in order to make money,” Gleicher said. He added that unlike the takedowns for coordinated inauthentic behaviour, this activity was not part of one coordinated operation.last_img read more

Nations must look beyond self interests to ensure successful climate deal –

“A will has emerged in Bangkok to build the architecture to rapidly implement climate action,” said Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the end of the two-week talks in the Thai capital attended by some 4,000 people.But he emphasized that “it is time now to step back from self interest and let the common interest prevail.”Although progress was made on the issues of adaptation, technology transfer, capacity-building and forests, not many advances were made on mid-term emission reduction targets for industrialized and on financing for developing countries to cur their emissions and adapt to climate change, the official noted.Mr. de Boer called on developed nations to follow the lead of Norway, which announced a minus 40 per cent reduction target today.The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that to stave off the worst effects of climate change, industrialized countries must slash emissions by 25 to 40 per cent of 1990 levels by 2020 and global emissions must be halved by 2050. The last round of negotiations will be held next month in Barcelona, Spain, ahead of the Copenhagen conference, which will take place from 7-18 December.The UNFCCC head today called for “bold leadership” in the world’s capital to allow negotiators to complete their work.The Bangkok talks came shortly after last month’s high-level summit, the largest ever on climate change, which was convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York. That event drew some 100 heads of State and government who issued a call for a comprehensive pact to be reached in Copenhagen. The leaders also stressed the need to boost action to help the world’s most vulnerable and poorest adapt to global warming, as well as the importance of industrialized countries agreeing on ambitious emissions reduction targets. “Your words have been heard around the world. Let your actions now be seen. There is little time left. The opportunity and responsibility to avoid catastrophic climate change is in your hands,” Mr. Ban said at the end of the summit, which he convened in a bid to mobilize political will ahead of the Copenhagen meeting. 9 October 2009‘Sealing the deal’ on a successful new climate change pact at December’s Copenhagen conference will require nations to look beyond their own interests since “significant differences remain,” a top United Nations official said today as the latest round of negotiations wrapped up. read more

Canadian dollar falls on little overnight Asian European economic news

Canadian dollar falls on little overnight Asian, European economic news AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 12, 2013 8:56 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was lower Thursday amid a dearth of major economic news around the globe.The Canadian dollar dipped 0.10 of a cent to 96.85 cents US.The dollar has strengthened in the past week on positive economic indicators from overseas, particularly China.Statistics Canada says its housing price index rose 0.2 per cent in July, following an identical increase the previous month.The agency says the combined metropolitan region of Toronto and Oshawa, as well as the Calgary region, were the top contributors to the increase. Prices were unchanged in five of the 21 metropolitan areas surveyed.The loonie had moved higher earlier this week against a weakening U.S. dollar ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting.Investors are waiting to see if the U.S. central bank will announce it will begin tapering back its $85 billion in monthly asset purchases and by how much. The stimulus have been credited with holding down interest rates and lifting the markets.Commodities were mixed, with the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $1.08 to US$108.64 a barrel.Gold bullion fell $32.90 to US$1,330.90 an ounce and December copper was off five cents at US$3.21 a pound. read more

Swedish shooter Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz to Rhein Neckar Lowen

One of the best shooter in the last two years, well-known after the World Championship in Sweden, where he played at home, Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz (22) is coming to Rhein Neckar Lowen next summer from the French team HBC Nantes.– In Rhein Neckar Lowen I will have chance to develop as a player. I am looking forward to play for RNL in the Bundesliga – said young Swedish star. ← Previous Story TRANSFER BOMB: Bielecki and younger Lijewski in Vive Targi Kielce Next Story → Sigurdsson officialy in THW Kiel: “We got the World Class Player” Kim Ekdahl Du RietzRhein Neckar Lowen read more

Football must remain open Guram Kashia

first_imgThe winner of the UEFA Equal Game award made a stand for diversity that causes many problems for him in his native GeorgiaGeorgian international Guram Kashia made a statement this year: he stood up for the rights of the LGBT communities.The United States’ San Jose Earthquakes player, while captaining SBV Vitesse in the Netherlands, wore an armband with the rainbow colors.And this brought a lot of problems to him back home in the ex-Soviet republic.But he stood his ground up and was able to continue his work on the field without problems.“I would like to thank [UEFA] for giving me this award,” Kashia said to the UEFA’s official website.“I was really surprised to receive the award, but I’m really grateful.”gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“Football connects people, it brings so much happiness and excitement,” he added.“I believe football has a great power to gather people together – it doesn’t matter what color you are, what kind of lifestyle you have, and who you are.”Guram Kashia has been presented with the #EqualGame award for his courageous public stand for equality ?️‍???❤️Here’s what he had to say… pic.twitter.com/JAt1r7MGR8— UEFA (@UEFA) August 30, 2018last_img read more

Alonso should have been sent off – Hughton

first_imgBrighton manager Chris Hughton believes Marcos Alonso should have seen red during Chelsea’s 2-1 victory at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.Chelsea seemed to be cruising to a comfortable away victory after taking a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to goals by Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard.But Solly March scored in the 66th minute to reduce the deficit, and the home side pressed and pushed for an equalizer.Alonso pulled back Solly March late in the game as he appeared to be heading clear for goal, and the Spaniard escaped punishment after an earlier challenge on Anthony Knockaert.“My first impression was that it was a red card,” Hughton told Sky Sports.“Having seen it again, I do understand that it’s a difficult decision with the pace on the ball and whether Solly would have been right through.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I can understand that a bit. I still think there are referees who would have sent him off as the last man.“He should have been on a yellow card anyway. He pulled back Anthony Knockaert, which is generally always a yellow card.“The fourth official, Kevin Friend, explained it to me. He didn’t think Solly would have been in control of the ball.“Because he’s the last man, and because of the intensity of the game, there would have been a lot of referees who would have sent him off.“In the end, whether we deserved (a draw) or not – probably not over 90 minutes – when you get a rhythm in the game and are in the ascendancy, you do think it might be your day.”last_img read more

Behind The Board TOKiMONSTA On Creativity And Finding Common Ground Through Music

first_img Facebook Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 1, 2019 – 10:01 am TOKiMONSTA Shares How She Got Behind The Board The L.A.-based electronic music producer describes the organic journey of turning her love of music into a career, how she’s learned to go with the flow creatively and more Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 1, 2019 – 10:00 am Jennifer Lee aka TOKiMONSTA is up for her first GRAMMY Award this year, for Best Dance/Electronic Album for her third studio album, Lune Rouge. While she has been experimenting with beats and sounds and sharing her music with the world since her first EP in 2009, she didn’t always think her love of music would ever be more than a hobby.In the second episode of the Recording Academy’s Behind The Board, which looks at the producers and other creatives behind the studio board, Lee dives into how she went from a music lover to full-time creator. She shares how she got her making beats with the likes of Flying Lotus and Daedalus at underground parties in her native Los Angeles and how that paved the way to where she is today. Behind The Board: TOKiMONSTA On Creativity And Finding Common Ground Through Music News Email Behind The Board: TOKiMONSTA behind-board-tokimonsta-creativity-and-finding-common-ground-through-music She also discusses another way that going with the flow has helped her in her life, sharing that forcing herself to make music has never really worked. “I’ve learned that for me in my ‘creative process’ is to not really have a process,” she says.Lee also talks about how she’s proud of her GRAMMY-nominated album, that time Skrillex called to congratulate her on her nomination and how making music that she truly loves helps her connect with fans.”I’m hoping that if I make music that’s for myself, that there’s a commonality between me and my listeners where we can agree on this music together. So it’s more of a joint venture where we all get this,” Lee explains.Watch the exclusive interview with TOKiMONSTA above, and don’t forget to tune into the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sun. Feb. 10 on CBS.Meet The First-Time GRAMMY Nominee: TOKiMONSTA On Authenticity & Why ‘Lune Rouge’ Is “A Celebration Of Life”last_img read more

Unalaska museum closes after ancient Bible found in directors house

first_imgMuseum of the Aleutians’ Oct. 12 board meeting. Board members (at table, L-R) Melissa Good, Sharon Svarney-Livingston, Eilleen Scott and executive director Zoya Johnson. (Photo by Greta Mart/KUCB)The Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska remains closed after the discovery of museum materials–including a Russian Orthodox Bible from 1801–at the executive director’s house disrupted normal operations last week.Download AudioThe museum’s board of directors voted Oct. 12 to close the museum and place executive director Zoya Johnson on paid administrative leave.In a statement issued on Friday, the museum’s board said it completed an investigation and found that “no criminal intent was exercised” by Johnson. The Unalaska City Council member has served as the museum’s executive director for the past 11 years.The board said it closed the museum to allow for a review of its policies as well as best practices at museums around the state. The board did not say when it plans to reopen the museum.The allegations arose after a museum employee house-sat for Johnson in September. Ingrid Martis said she often house-sat for her boss over the past five years. This time, she went into a room that had always been locked before.On Loan From Anchorage“This time around, I run into three books that were on loan from the Russian Orthodox Museum in Anchorage since 2008,” said Martis.Martis said she opened one of the books, a Russian Orthodox Bible from 1801.“And opened the page and saw the loan agreement, which was – I had to sit down for a moment. Maybe she forgot, maybe I should take these books and return them to the museum right now,” Martis said. “And then I’m thinking, well, I can’t take anything from this person’s house, that would be theft, but I need to talk to someone about it.”Martis took her concerns to museum board chair Sharon Svarney-Livingston. Svarney-Livingston and board member Eileen Scott accompanied Johnson to her home to retrieve the 19th-century religious books.According to Martis, when the board members initially came to the museum and asked Johnson about the books, Johnson denied they were in her home.“The facts were that, yes, the books were in my house,” Johnson said on Friday. She said she had forgotten about them.The books had been part of a 2008 exhibit at the Museum of the Aleutians on the history of the Russian Orthodox mission in Alaska. Johnson said when the exhibit came down, she was supposed to courier the books back to the Russian Orthodox Museum in Anchorage. She said it is common in the museum world for staff to hand-deliver items between institutions.But in 2009, the Russian Orthodox Museum closed its doors for good.The books never made it back to the Museum of the Aleutians’ collection storage room. Johnson said she forgot about the books in the wake of her husband’s death in 2009.“It was a time of, extremely hard time for me, of grief and personal tragedy for me. People who live here know I lose my husband in an accident and they know that I have a very hard time,” said Johnson. “So if they haven’t forgotten anything in their lives, in a period like that, then they must be super-human.”Martis starting working at the museum in 2010 as collections manager. She said she documented that the three books were missing from the museum inventory shortly after she arrived and Johnson told her she did not know where they were.Key Staffers QuitMartis resigned from the museum four days after alerting the board of her discovery. She said she had planned to leave her job soon to return to her native France, but the current situation prompted a hasty exit.Martis said when she saw the books in Johnson’s house, they were on a shelf and appeared spotless. They did not have years of dust on them.Museum collections manager Sara Strain also resigned in the aftermath of the discovery.The museum’s board said on Friday it is satisfied with Johnson’s explanation of how and why the books were in her home for the past seven years.“We all believe that Zoya didn’t take these books intentionally, but we do want to go through the right process on how we deal with this. Because many of us are new to the museum, we want to make sure we are taking the right steps,” board member Melissa Good said at the museum’s board meeting last week.Interim Unalaska city manager Don Moore also voiced support for Johnson at that meeting.“My opinion, and the opinion of the city, is that this is a very fine, well-run institution and go ahead and check with the other small town museums,” Moore said. “I have no problem with the investigation, but I hope the museum doesn’t stay closed for very long.”“I thank my board for the vote of confidence,” Johnson said on Friday.“I personally believe this was just a fluke, having known Zoya and the excellent work she has done,” board member Eileen Scott said. “I hate doing this.”In its statement on Friday, the museum board said the allegations that Johnson had removed the books and a document listing them were “proven untrue during the investigation. Proper documentation was in the item file.”The board also said it was taking action to close the museum and clarify policy to satisfy community members who had sent them letters of concern.Longtime Unalaska resident and artist Ray Hudson, who now lives in Vermont, urged the board to work to restore confidence in the museum.“It appears that the board condones the removal of priceless materials and appears to knowingly avoid oversight to safeguard what has been placed in its trust,” Hudson wrote in an Oct. 8 email to the board.Anne Rowland, the museum’s first collections manager and curator when it opened in 1999, called on the board to take the allegations seriously.She said she expressed her concern to Johnson and the board about the “obvious loss of control with collection documentation” in 2008. She said the current situation is a major problem for the museum.According to the International Council of Museums’ ethics guidebook, no one associated with a museum should be permitted to take items from museum collections for personal use, even temporarily.Unalaska deputy police chief Michael Holman said there will be no criminal investigation.last_img read more

Nun expelled from congregation for her lifestyle

first_imgKochi : A Kerala nun who took part in a protest against former bishop of Jalandhar diocese in connection with a rape case has been expelled by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation for ‘failing to give a satisfactory explanation’ for her lifestyle “in violation of the proper law of the FCC.” Sister Lucy Kalappura had also published poems, purchased a car and taken part in a protest against a rape accused former bishop of Jalandhar dioecese. The congregation, under the Roman Catholic Church, said the nun was issued “proper canonical warnings”, but did not show the needed remorse. In its August 5 letter to her, head of the Aluva based congregation, Ann Joseph said “you are hereby dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation as you failed to give a satisfactory explanation for your lifestyle.last_img read more

RollsRoyce Wraith Debuts in India for ₹46 Crore

first_imgBritish car maker Rolls-Royce on Monday launched its most powerful luxury coupe in India for a whopping ₹4.6 crore (ex showroom Delhi).Rolls-Royce Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic car from the luxury auto maker, packs a twin-turbo V12 engine which delivers 624 bhp power and 800 Nm torque. The engine is mated with 8-speed automatic ZF transmission and the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.4 seconds.”Rolls-Royce has enjoyed a great and lengthy history in India, and we are happy to greet our customers here with this exceptional new model,” said Herfried Hasenoehrl, General Manager for Emerging Markets-Asia, Rolls-Royce.The car, which made its first appearance at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March, has received rave reviews from across the globe and Rolls-Royce hopes to see the the same response in India. According to the company, the first car will be delivered by the end of this year to the country.The Rolls-Royce Wraith has borrowed many features from the Ghost model .The vehicle measures 5200mm in length and rides on a wheelbase of about 180mm shorter than that of the iconic four-door Ghost. It packs many stylish and elegant features like the Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology which provides ease while driving. Wraith is the first vehicle from Rolls-Royce to feature SAT.Rolls-Royce had first used the brand ‘Wraith’ in 1938 and now resurrected the name with the new model. The car will be brought as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) to India. The company which is looking to expand its visibility in the country also kick-started a three month India tour with Rolls-Royce cars starting from Delhi.last_img read more

Pilot Program Aims To Clean Up Houstons Abandoned Shopping Carts

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:03 Listen Florian MartinSolid Waste Department worker Barnett Small loads an abandoned shopping cart on his trailer.Barnett Small drives through neighborhoods in the Gulfton area just north of Bellaire Boulevard.Every few blocks he spots an abandoned shopping cart, stops and loads it on his trailer.Today, in just two hours, he’s picked up 10.“They’d be at bus stops, on sidewalks,” he says. “Sometimes they’d be on the middle of the street.”Small unloads them at a city depository.He does this five days a week, alternating every week between council districts I and J.The program was initiated by council members Mike Laster and Robert Gallegos last year. It started in February and will end after this month.Sarah Mason, division manager for recycling at Houston’s solid waste department, says they’ve collected about 1,500 shopping carts so far, “and once we have the carts collected, we make contact with the retailers and then let them know that we’ve got some of their carts at our site and allow them time to come and pick them up.”Mason says a budget amendment to continue the program did not pass, so its future is uncertain.Correction: The city initially provided the wrong number of shopping carts picked up during the four-month pilot program in districts I and J. They collected about 1,500 total. Sharelast_img read more

In Fells Point Rioters Focus On Easily Stolen Goods

first_imgDavid Davighi, owner of the property that houses Capitol Mac in Fells Point, received a call early April 28. Looters had broken in around midnight by throwing a cinder block through the front window of the computer repair shop. They then stole computers that were set up as display models and broke through the front door on their way out. “If anything, it makes people whose mind they[protesters] want to change dig into their positions,” he said while checking to make sure the windows were properly boarded up.While most of the focus on the destruction caused by the riot on Monday night was on West Baltimore, several businesses in Fells Point were also looted. The vast majority of Fells Point was open for business the next day but several were closed while they tried to clean up the destruction and calculate their losses. In addition to Capitol Mac, at least two Metro PCS’s were hit and robbed of phones and other valuables, said Jesus Viveros, a worker at the Metro PCS located on S. Broadway.Gold Sun, a pawnshop on Fleet near Eastern Avenue was also hit. However, the owner Gus Plakas, decided to take matters into his own hands instead of waiting for the police to respond while thieves made off with around $5,000 worth of goods. “They were crawling through the door [after shattering the glass] and I was chopping them up,” he said. When asked what he was “chopping them up” with he replied that he was using a machete. He then showed this reporter a machete covered in what appeared to be dried blood.last_img read more

Highlighting local issues

first_imgArt in a sense may not be able to change anything in the eye of the storm but it does and must bear witness. National Foundation for India (NFI), a social justice philanthropic institution that has nurtured several civil society initiatives across India’s Northeast and the rest of the country also believes in bearing witness.Given that NFI is completing 25 years of its civil society strengthening work, ‘Arteast,’ an initiative of NFI in collaboration with India International Centre (IIC), The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Ourstories will be raising pertinent questions through a series of engagements on art, livelihood, social justice,climate change, communication, history, past and present; issues that have a far reaching impact on everyday life of people and of the nation. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPreparations for ‘ArtEast’ 2017, a first of its kind festival on art and livelihood, migration and displacement are underway – artists, musicians, writers and members of the civil society are traveling to Delhi, from the Majuli island on the Brahmaputra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Kolkata and Mumbai for the festival which will be held on March 24 and 25. The highlight of this festival is Majuli around which ‘ArtEast’ will feature a film and two art installations on March 24 and 25 respectively. This riverine island and its challenges has remained NFI’s focus since the last twenty years. The Film, Majuli – Land between Two Rivers by Parasher Baruah, explores the challenges in preserving the island physically and its culture of mask making that is as threatened as the island itself. A searing narrative of the survival of art and life itself, told through masked characters drawn from mythology. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAnd besides the fountains at IIC, an exhibition, depicting the homelessness of the people of Majuli with relentless erosion and loss of livelihood would be displayed through water installations. Some of the other exhibitions are:Ebb and Flow: Migration, masks and River StoriesMask-makers and artists from Majuli, the world’s biggest inhabited river island will demonstrate their craft through installations and workshops. Central to their artistic approach is the performative aspect of masks. The exhibition will be on view from March 24 till 25, starting from 11 am till 7 pm at the Gandhi-King Plaza. Roots: Living Root Bridges of MeghalayaA photo essay documented by Ian Lyngdoh. Bridges in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya are not built but grown. The photo essay at the Quadrangle Garden from March 24 to 30 shows how villages in Meghalaya use traditional knowledge to engineer a unique bridge building art with living roots of rubber trees. Tectonic LiveAn exhibition of paintings and puppets by Jimmy Chishi which explores the architecture of forms mimicking human movement and inspired by the constructing powers in nature as well as architecture. It attempts to capture the multi-facetedness of living, which is passive and active, organic and inorganic. The work which will be on view from March 24 till the end of the month is inspired by the aesthetics of Bauhaus and traditional Naga renderings. Faces’Every face has a story’ is a bit of a cliché, but every face does tell a story. This series of 10 portraits in charcoal made with photographic references is part of an ongoing project by Joydeep Choudhury to document faces from more than 200 ethnic communities in India’s Northeast and map the region through faces. MukhabhaonaA traditional mask theatre/dance performance by the mask-makers of Majuli; the mukha or mask is an important component of the bhaona – a traditional form of entertainment with a religious message. The performance is a tribute to development activist, SanjoyGhose.’ArtEast’ is a product of NFI’s interventions and investment in India’s northeast region under the NE desk headed by its director Dr Monica Banerjee. NFI has seeded and supported around forty voluntary organisations around constructive work, given fellowships to some 70 journalists, offered capacity building support to youth working towards community development in conflict ridden areas of northeast. The aim has all along been to strengthen civil society – one that appreciates and assimilates diversity and is not given to polarisation. It is this premise for a plural society wherein lies the fundamentals of people-centric good governance. Through this festival the collaborators wanted to bring the potentials and concerns of the region to the consciousness of public in Delhi.last_img read more

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