Virat Kohli meets Shah Rukh Khan and his son AbRam after destroying KKR

first_imgNot long after after Virat Kohli helped Royal Challengers Bangalore steamroll Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Monday night, the 27-year-old run-machine spent some time with KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan and his son AbRam. (Full Coverage | Points Table) Kohli has been in sensational form this year. Named man-of-the-tournament in the three-match T20 International series against Australia and Player-of-the-Tournament at the ICC World Twenty20, the Delhi dasher has been on song in the Indian Premier League as well. (Virat Kohli Exclusive: Don’t compare me with Tendulkar, it’s embarrassing)The RCB skipper on Monday also became the highest scorer in any single edition of the IPL . He has 752 runs to his name this year in 12 matches. Last week, Kohli became the first batsman to hammer three hundreds in an edition. (Victory is my biggest craving: Virat Kohli )Playing with a split webbing, Kohli mastered KKR’s spinners and added another unbeaten century-stand for the second with AB de Villiers as RCB won a crucial game by nine wickets. (Injured Kohli to lead RCB in must-win game vs KXIP)While RCB need to win their last two remaining games to enter the playoffs, KKR need to win only one.There was immense pressure on both teams in the game but that did not stop SRK and Kohli from spending some nice time together after the formalities were over. Kohli was also seen interacting with King Khan’s youngest, AbRam. The boy has been seen at the Eden Gardens, enjoying the vast open expanse with his celebrity father, this season.advertisementlast_img read more

Workplace sexual harassment discussed at G7 meeting about workplace disruption

first_imgMONTREAL – Representatives from the world’s largest industrialized countries agreed that workplace sexual harassment must be addressed to deal with a problem faced by many working women, Canadian ministers said at the conclusion of a G7 meeting on Wednesday.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters Wednesday that delegates from the seven countries and the European Union acknowledged that the issue needs to be explored collaboratively.Hajdu said participants discussed how endemic harassment and systematic violence are challenges many women face regardless of industry or country.“We talked about the multiple ways we can work together to really let everyone know that time’s up and we cannot tolerate this if we expect women to prosper,” she said after a meeting between the Canadian ministers and a group of G7 counterparts in Montreal.The minister said Canada discussed its approach, including the introduction of Bill C-65 which is designed to prevent harassment and sexual violence in federally regulated workplaces.An official said the government of France in particular was interested in the legislative proposal expected to be passed later this year.Bains said the global #MeToo movement that resulted from accusations against high-profile men such as film producer Harvey Weinstein has started an important conversation among politicians and business leaders.“This is really, really important that we get it right as G7 countries, as G7 leaders to create a safe work environment and if we don’t the consequences are enormous,” he said.Bains said companies that fail to deal with it put their business and brand at risk.The Canadian government has used its position as hosts to push for gender equality.During the two-day meeting, G7 employment and innovation ministers also agreed that all governments should take an active role preparing companies to be part of the digital economy.The participants also discussed strengthening social protections to address the changing world of work. Hajdu said her colleagues are also struggling with how to protect workers, for example, in the gig economy who haven’t contributed to employment insurance or national pension plans.Bains said the mood among delegates was very positive as there was consensus overall, despite different approaches of some countries.The United States, for example, focused on removing regulations to accelerate innovation, said Bains.The ministers also agreed to work toward a common vision for artificial intelligence, hold an AI conference in Canada in the fall, conduct targeted research and analysis to develop priorities and address data gaps on things like gender wage gap, and launch the G7 Future of Work Forum — a digital tool to share policies and ideas.The cabinet members along with Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said ministers agreed that efforts are required to reassure workers caught in the churn of a dramatically evolving labour market.“We must ensure that innovation benefits the many, not just the few,” said Bains.The meeting on the future of work was the first of several that will be held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in early June in Charlevoix, Que.The most recent estimates provided at the meeting suggested that up to 15 per cent of jobs in the G7 could disappear because of automation over the next two decades.An OECD official in attendance said automation is expected to generate demand for both high-skilled and low-skilled occupations, resulting in “a hollowing of the middle” marked by declines in jobs requiring a mid-range level of skill.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more

Ministry of Health to host multicommunity clean up exercise

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#cleanupTCI, #cleanupTCIcommunities, #keepTCIclean, #multicommunitycleanupexercise, #TCIMinistryofHealthcleanupcampaign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 30, 2017 – Providenciales – The Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit of the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services will be engaged in a multi-community clean up exercise on Saturday 8th April 2017.   The sites to be engaged will be Dock Yard, Five Cays, Blue Hills, Kew Town, Lower Bight and along Leeward Highway.   The effort is a collaborative exercise with partners inclusive of the Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Haitian Consulate, the faith based community and other entities residing in the identified communities.The clean-up forms part of continued efforts to ensure that gains made in the eradication of the Zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases continue to yield positive results.  The exercise also follows on the heels of other preventative efforts such as fogging, removal of derelict vehicles and waste appliances and the placing of traps along courses that capture larvae.The Ministry remains committed to ensuring that residents and visitors alike, continue to enjoy safe surroundings by minimizing and eventually eliminating major threats posed by vector borne and other illnesses.For more information contact the Health Promotion Unit on 3382772.#cleanupTCI#multicommunitycleanupexercise#cleanupTCIcommunities#keepTCIclean#TCIMinistryofHealthcleanupcampaignlast_img read more

Second teen jailed in deadly hitandrun crash

first_img Posted: September 1, 2018 September 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Second teen jailed in deadly hit-and-run crash Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 16-year-old boy turned himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Santee that killed one woman and seriously injured a second.The boy was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered. His name was not released because of his age.The boy is the second suspect in custody in the case. Another 16-year- old boy was arrested Wednesday night and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.A third suspect is being sought.Deputies responded to the crash about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 10200 block of Molino Road and found two women lying in the street. Witnesses said the suspect vehicle fled the scene, according to Sgt. Joe Passalacqua of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.Both victims were taken to a hospital, where one later died from her injuries and the other was treated and released, Passalacqua said.Investigators determined that the crash occurred following an argument involving three teenage boys and a resident of a home on Molina Road, near El Nopal.After the escalating dispute moved from inside the house to outside, drawing several neighbors out of their residences, the trio of teenagers got into a late-model Honda sedan and sped off. A short distance away, the car jumped a curb and struck the two women.Later Wednesday evening, the owner of the car involved in the crash called the sheriff’s department and told deputies where they could find the vehicle and one of the teens who had been in it when the pedestrians were struck.That 16-year-old, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, was taken into custody a short time later. last_img read more

Irresistible emotions World Cup fever come to Darjeeling

first_imgDarjeeling: It was Asha’s first ever tryst with Darjeeling that she had heard about from her father and grandfather, not quite the one that she was born and brought up in. Asha, a Class 9 student of a Hill school, was used to a Darjeeling where rallies, slogan shouting and bandhs were a daily affair. The days of unrest usually paved way for agitations marred with violence. But today, the scenario is very different. On Saturday, thousands of students along with people from all walks of life, took to the street with flags and cheered, sang and danced to celebrate the spirit of Darjeeling and the teams they support for the upcoming football World Cup. The frenzy gripped the Queen of Hills that was labeled as Darjeeling — the World Cup Town 2018 by the citizens. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThough the world will ring in the football World Cup on June 14, Darjeeling kick started the frenzy on June 2 with a mega event organised by Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association (DNPSAA,) along with various other organisations, NGOs and citizens of the region.”We are celebrating the spirit of Darjeeling along with our love for the game. We want people to know that Darjeeling is peaceful and the nicest place in the world. We want people from all over the world to visit Darjeeling,” stated Ajoy Edwards, Vice-President, DNPSAA. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedVeteran footballers, students from different Hill schools, locals and even tourists joined in the parade that went around Chowrasta and down Nehru Road to return to where it began. The marchers shouted slogans and danced to football-themed songs. The parade was led by footballer Nirmal Chettri of FC Goa.The town was decorated with separate team flags, roadside walls painted up and billboards put up giving the town which is witnessing a huge tourist onrush, a festive look. The day saw cheer-leading competitions, garage sales by Shanker Foundation; dance fiesta by Edith Wilkins Street Children’s Trust; bike and scooty rallies from Kurseong hosted by MARG; mountain bike rally; BMX stunts; cosplay, b-boying; face painting; nail art; hair do; musical performances and beat boxing. The bike rally from Darjeeling to Kurseong and back was a major attraction. Even women riding scootys, mountain bicycles were part of it. Aces — the Super Bike club from Siliguri also joined them. “I had heard from my father and grandfather that Darjeeling used to be the safest, most peaceful and cosmopolitan place in the country. It was a great place to live in. In the past, I had never seen anything to connect the town with such claims. However, today (Saturday) was different. Hope we get back all the goodness of good old Darjeeling soon,” said Asha. The award for the cheer leading competition was won by Gyanodaya Niketan School, Darjeeling. An award for best decorated area of the town (World Cup theme) was also announced. 10-year-old Pratham Thapa, an MTB rider, was also felicitated. “The event is not just about fun. It has an underlying cause. With the participation registration amount we will buy an ambulance for our project the Clinic on Wheels. This is an ambulance fitted with a mobile lab and ECG machine. The mobile clinic will visit far flung areas every week and provide medical test facilities to the marginalized at highly subsidized costs,” stated Deven Gurung, president, DNPSAA. The organisers also want to revive the golden era of football in the Hills including the famous Brigade of Gurkhas Gold Cup football tournaments.”Even back home celebrations have not yet commenced. Darjeeling has beaten us. I’m happy to see that England too has quite a fan following in Darjeeling,” stated Neil, a tourist from England.last_img read more