ROOTS X SHAWN MENDES TO LAUNCH DECEMBER 4 2018 IN CELEBRATION OF

first_imgTORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 – Roots (“Roots,” “Roots Canada” or the “Company”) (TSX: ROOT) the premium outdoor lifestyle brand, announces the launch of Roots x Shawn Mendes, with a capsule collection designed in collaboration with Toronto-born multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Shawn Mendes. The official release of the limited-edition collection, which celebrates Shawn’s first-ever stadium show, is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. eastern time at the Roots x Shawn Mendes pop-up shop in the Roots store at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Shawn’s global fanbase will be able to buy the collection online at www.roots.com on December 5, 2018. Fans that attend the in-store event will be given a code for priority presale access and guaranteed tickets to Shawn’s Rogers Centre show. Roots x Shawn Mendesis the first step in an ongoing creative collaboration between Roots and Shawn.Roots x Shawn Mendes Capsule Collection (CNW Group/Roots Corporation)“I’m so excited to launch this collaboration with Roots,” said Shawn Mendes. “With my first ever stadium show coming up in my home town Toronto, it felt like the perfect way to celebrate, by teaming up with one of the most iconic Canadian brands.”Roots, together with Shawn and his creative team, designed the capsule collection to celebrate the announcement of Shawn’s homecoming with his first-ever headlining stadium show, taking place at the Rogers Centre on September 6, 2019. Presales for Shawn’s Rogers Centre show start on December 5 and go on sale to the general public on December 15 (a full list of on-sale timings and ticket links can be found at ShawnStadium.com). Shawn Mendes: The Tour begins in March 2019, with more than 60 dates across Europe, North America and Australia. In May 2018, Shawn released his highly-anticipated third album (Shawn Mendes) which debuted at #1 on international album charts, making him the third youngest solo artist to ever have three #1 albums. Advertisement Shawn Mendes wearing the Roots x Shawn Mendes Award Jacket at Rogers Centre, in Toronto. (CNW Group/Roots Corporation) Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img “We are thrilled to partner with Shawn during such an important milestone in his career,” said Karen Zuccala, Vice President, Marketing of Roots. “It is an honour to work with such an incredibly talented Canadian singer and songwriter and bring his vision to life. The collection is the beginning of an ongoing creative relationship; we are excited to see where we can take this.”For 45 years, Roots has been drawing inspiration through art and music and celebrating the individuality of style as a form of self-expression. Roots has proudly collaborated with Grammy- and Juno-winning musicians, Academy Award-winning actors, Olympic athletes and other notable celebrities across the globe. The Roots x Shawn Mendes collection welcomes another great artist into the creative fold.Featuring nods to the album art for Shawn’s latest release, the limited-edition capsule collection consists of a hoodie ($88), sweatpants ($82), two pocket t-shirts ($36 each), a toque ($32), as well as a custom-designed Award Jacket ($598), handcrafted in the Roots Toronto Leather Factory. The collection embodies the unmistakable style, and uncompromising comfort and quality Roots is known for.About Shawn MendesToronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland & more. Shawn Mendes made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three #1 albums, and became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018. The album shot to #1 on iTunes upon release in over 80 countries around the world. Leading up to the album, he released multiple tracks including “Youth” Featuring Khalid, “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan.” Both “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” the first two songs released off the new album, experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. With “In My Blood,” Shawn became the first artist to ever have had four #1 singles at AC radio before the age of 20. In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x Platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining 7x Platinum single “Stitches.” Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 3 consecutive #1 album debuts, 2 Platinum albums, and 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 15 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 16 billion song streams and 5 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and London’sO2 Arena in minutes. Shawn Mendes: The Tour begins in March 2019, with over 60 dates currently announced across Europe, North America and Australia, with more to be announced soon. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and 2018 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential”. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.About RootsEstablished in 1973, Roots is a premium outdoor lifestyle brand with a rich Canadian heritage and portfolio of apparel, leather goods, accessories and footwear. Roots delivers products to customers through its store network, online platform and international partnerships. As of August 4, 2018, Roots integrated omni-channel footprint included 117 company retail stores in Canada, five company retail stores in the United States, 112 partner-operated stores in Taiwan, 27 partner-operated stores in China and a global e-commerce platform. Roots Corporation is a Canadian corporation doing business as “Roots” and “Roots Canada”.Forward-Looking InformationCertain information in this press release contains forward-looking information. This information is based on management’s reasonable assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us and are made as of the date of this press release. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors. Information regarding our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate is forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not facts but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.See “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018 for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements. Readers are urged to consider the uncertainties, risks and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. We have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Peguis FN hands out over 9 million to band members

first_imgAPTN National NewsMembers of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba are receiving their payouts from the largest land claim settlement in Canadian history.APTN National News reporter Josh Grummett was there.last_img

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Facebook rebuts Vietnam claims over alleged illegal content

first_imgHANOI, Vietnam — Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam’s cybersecurity law.The social media giant said Wednesday that it had a clear process for reporting and handling content that violates laws. The company said it had restricted illegal content and was in discussions with the government.The comments were in response to state media reports that the Ministry of Information and Communication has complained Facebook was allowing users to upload slanderous content and anti-government comments, among other alleged violations of a cybersecurity law that took effect Jan. 1.The law requires service providers such as Google and Facebook operating in Communist-ruled Vietnam to store user data and open offices in the country and remove offending contents within 24 hours if requested by the authorities.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Pot producer Sun Pharm to become Zenabis via reverse takeover

VANCOUVER — Medical marijuana producer Sun Pharm Investments Ltd. is moving to create Zenabis Global Inc., a publicly-traded company with growing operations in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and eventually in Nova Scotia.The privately-held cannabis company is merging with a subsidiary of propagated agricultural plants supplier Bevo Agro Inc. via reverse takeover, in which a smaller firm takes over a public company.Bevo is currently listed on the TSX Venture exchange and after the transaction and amalgamation, the company will change its name to Zenabis, taking after one of Sun Pharm’s cannabis brands.Sun Pharm says it currently has two licensed production facilities in British Columbia and New Brunswick, with a third due to come online shortly in Nova Scotia, together, encompassing more than 61,000 square metres of growing space.After the transaction is complete, the companies say Bevo’s greenhouse facilities in Langley are intended to be expanded and retrofitted.On completion of planned expansions, the companies say the combined entity will have more than 320,000 square metres of indoor and greenhouse space across the three provinces.Companies in this story: (TSXV:BVO) read more

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UN team finds northern Liberian city broken and in need of help

In a dispatch from the capital Monrovia today, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that representatives from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), and OCHA had completed a “rapid assessment” of the city, near the Guinea border, which had recently been under the control of the rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).”Fourteen years of civil war have left Voinjama broken and in need of assistance,” said Dr. Omar Khatib, Head of the WHO office in Liberia. “The city has little infrastructure to speak of and civilians are forced to scavenge for food in the bush.”Dr. Khatib delivered two medical kits to the clinic in Voinjama, as part of a programme of longer term United Nations engagement in the city, according to the OCHA statement.”This rapid assessment represents the critical first step in ensuring a sustained UN engagement in Voinjama and Lofa County,” said UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Abou Moussa.According to OCHA, the mission found a mostly deserted city with many injured during fighting awaiting treatment in the city’s only clinic, which receives an overwhelming 100 patients each day and is in bad need of repair, medicine and basic supplies. All houses were in a state of disrepair – with less than 10 per cent of the structures in a habitable condition. Schools are barely functioning, though a small group of teachers continue to work free of charge to provide what little education is possible in a community with almost no remaining infrastructure.Immediate needs include drugs, vaccines, rice seed and agricultural tools, shelter, construction and educational materials.”OCHA said LURD’s high command reiterated a previous guarantee for safe humanitarian access to Voinjama. The United Nations will conduct a follow up mission in the near future – a further step towards establishing a permanent United Nations presence there, the Office said. read more

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Heatwave breaks with spectacular lightning show but what is the Bank Holiday

first_imgA boy jumps into the River Thames at Henley as temperatures soar A man paddles on a surfboard at Henley-on-Thames A series of dramatic images captured lightning strikes over Cambridge on Wednesday eveningCredit:Wessex News Thunderstorms pushed northwards across southern parts of the UK throughout the night, with the Met Office saying more thunderstorms were possible on Thursday. Here’s the latest radar showing heavy #rain across parts of the UK, also #thunderstorms to the west of N Irelandhttps://t.co/nze1ktlJLj— Met Office (@metoffice) August 25, 2016 Cambridge lightning People took to the beaches across the UK on Wednesday as thermometers recorded the hottest day of 2016, with health officials warning people to take extra care of themselves and vulnerable friends in the blistering temperatures.Temperatures hit 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent, topping the 33.5C (92.3F) recorded at Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, on July 19.  Sunseekers take it easy on the coast at Llandudno in Wales A boy jumps into the River Thames at Henley as temperatures soarCredit:Carl Court/Getty Thursday will still feel warm in the South East, with temperatures reaching the mid-20Cs, while across the rest of the country thermometers will register around the low 20Cs.Showers overnight will push northwards from the south coast, and while rain will only be sporadic it could be heavy in localised areas.The weekend will see a “mixed bag”, Ms Sharples said, with cloud and rain coming in from the South West on Saturday – before turning brighter and clearer on Sunday.Bank Holiday Monday is expected to be the best day of the long weekend, with sunny spells and temperatures reaching the mid-20Cs, along with the odd isolated shower.UK weather forecast – Friday, August 26 Fine for most yesterday, but it was hot in the southeast. 33.9C recorded at Gravesend, #hottestdayoftheyear so far! pic.twitter.com/Xv9gQa2vS2— Met Office (@metoffice) 24 August 2016 After issuing a series of heatwave alerts earlier this week, the Met Office said the hot weather was due to a combination of strong sunshine and extra warmth being pushed northwards from the continent.But there will be a respite from the heat in the coming days as temperatures fall a little, with some cloud and rain bringing fresher conditions. Bookmaker Coral is offering odds-on at 2/1 that August will be the hottest ever, and has it at 5/2 that the record high temperature of 37.5C (99.5F) is broken this year.Coral’s John Hill said: “The odds suggest by the time this month is out, it will have been the hottest August in history in the UK, while the gamble behind this summer being the hottest on record is showing no sign of stopping, leaving bookmakers sweating over a big pay-out.” Explaining the heatwave, Emma Sharples, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We are drawing on the continental flow from France and Spain, where they have been having equally high and higher temperatures as we have seen today.”As we go through the next couple of days that changes subtly and we will see some cloud and showery rain around, which will cool things off.” Sunseekers take it easy on the coast at Llandudno in WalesCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty A man paddles on a surfboard at Henley-on-ThamesCredit:Carl Court/Getty The new high for 2016 spurred bookies to slash odds on it being the hottest summer on record, with Coral offering 2/1.With more people flocking to the UK’s beaches and after five people who were pulled from the water at Camber Sands died, the Royal National Lifeguard Institution (RNLI) has urged seaside visitors to take care and respect the water. The odds suggest by the time this month is out, it will have been the hottest August in history in the UKJohn Hill, Coral 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. Issuing a warning to seaside visitors, an RNLI spokesman said: “The sea may look appealing, and the RNLI would encourage people to use it, but do so safely – it can be dangerously unpredictable.”Please visit lifeguarded beaches and swim between the red and yellow flags – the safe swim zone and the area watched by lifeguards.”RNLI lifeguards are always happy to answer any questions or advise of any risks, including where any rip currents may be, which can catch out even the most experienced swimmers.” Dramatic lightning storms have broken the heatwave causing parts of Britain to swelter after the hottest day of the year so far.After a muggy Wednesday evening that made for uncomfortable sleeping conditions in the south and south east of England, widespread heavy and thundery showers helped to clear the air and bring fresher weather.last_img read more

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Researchers show how thieves robbed ATMs with USB sticks

first_imgRESEARCHERS HAVE SHOWN how thieves were able to hack into ATMs and steal cash from a major European bank earlier this year.The methods used were demonstrated at the Chaos Computing Congress, an annual event which brings together the international hacking community, in Hamburg, Germany.The BBC reports how the bank noticed several of its ATMs being emptied despite its use of safes to protect the cash inside.After it increased its surveillance, it found that the thieves were cutting holes in the ATMs to access the machine’s USB ports. They could plug in USB drives that would install malware onto the machine.Once it was installed, the thieves would patch up the holes, allowing them to target the same machine several times and prevent discovery. Later on, they could return to the ATM and enter a 12-digit code to launch a custom interface, giving them access to the machine.The researchers found the thieves would focus on the highest value banknotes to reduce the chances of being discovered. However, before they could access the money, a second code was required which would differ each time.The thief was required to ring a second member and tell them the number displayed before they got the right code.This was because the thieves didn’t trust each other and were worried that some of their members would go solo and take the money for themselves. If they did nothing for three minutes, the machine would return to their normal state.Read: Everything you should know before shopping online >Read: How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure >last_img read more

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Danny Murphy understands why Spurs wont rest star player

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy insists he believes the club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino is in a tight position regarding the fitness of Harry Kane.The Argentine tactician has received a lot of backlash for the recent fitness of struggles of the England captain after the player admitted to be struggling but physically and mentally with his fitness.Pundits and fans alike have questioned Pochettino’s decision not to give Kane a more extended holiday after he featured in all of England’s seven games at this summer’s World Cup.The academy product of Tottenham Hotspur finished as the top scorer of the tournament with six goals and with some other key players like Heung Min-Son missing from the Spurs’ team for the start of the season, Murphy believes he understands why Pochettino had to start the new campaign with Kane up front.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“What can he do? If you are the manager and you have your best player saying I want to play it’s difficult.” Murphy told Sky Sports.“You can say protect him, but the manager has to protect himself, what if he leaves Kane out and they don’t win? There are lots of different things to it.”Spurs next face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday and Pochettino’s men will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Watford just before the international window.last_img read more

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Boy hospitalized after being pulled from SW MiamiDade canal

first_imgLay also took the opportunity to remind families to observe safety precautions whenever they are near a body of water. “Please be mindful that there are a lot of waterways, and for kids and adults who don’t know how to swim, stay clear,” he said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted a boy to the hospital after, officials said, he was pulled unresponsive from a canal in Southwest Miami-Dade, Sunday afternoon.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the near-drowning in the area of Southwest 127th Place and 204th Lane, at around 4 p.m.“Upon arrival, our skin divers entered the water and immediately pulled the child out of the water,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay.Witness Gisela Pauli told 7News she saw crews pulling the boy out of the water. “They pulled him out, and I seen them just give him CPR,” she said. “I seen how they were grabbing him, and they pulled him up to the truck, and they started giving him CPR. He’s a young boy, so they have to do it fast.”Paramedics airlifted the child to Kendall Regional Medical Center in critical condition.Lay said they had initially received reports of multiple children in the water, but the boy was the only one in the canal.Officials are attempting to determine the circumstances behind the incident. “We don’t know how the child wound up in the canal,” said Lay. last_img read more

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Anchoragearea power companies announce agreement to reduce costs

first_imgChugach Electric in Anchorage is one of three utilities announcing a preliminary agreement to work together to reduce power costs. (Photo: Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Three electric utilities serving the Anchorage area — Chugach Electric Association, Municipal Light & Power and Matanuska Electric Association  – on Monday (Jan. 30) announced a preliminary agreement to work together to provide lower-cost power.Listen nowThough not finalized, the agreement makes it easier for the electric utilities to buy power from each other when it’s cost effective.Speaking at a press conference, Matanuska Electric Association CEO Tony Izzo likened it to being able to choose a vehicle based on road conditions:“If I have to commute up a mountain, I’m going to take the four-wheeler,” Izzo said. “If I have to run down the clear highway, I’m going to take the most fuel-efficient vehicle.”The utilities estimate the agreement could jointly save $12 million to $16 million a year in costs. However, they said it’s too early to know how big of an impact this will have on electric bills.“As the utilities project millions of dollars in annual savings from reduced fuel, and operation and maintenance costs, we believe ratepayers will save money,” Chugach Electric Association spokeswoman Julie Hasquet said in an emailed statement. “We don’t know how much yet, as we have to see how the pool works going forward and what the other associated costs of doing business are at any given time.”The announcement came over a year after the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) wrote a letter to the legislature saying the current Railbelt electric system “does not deliver the maximum benefit possible to ratepayers.”The agreement announced today begins to address some, but not all, of RCA’s recommendations. For example, the commission said all six electric utilities serving the region stretching from Homer to Fairbanks should coordinate, not just the three utilities in the Anchorage area.However, at least one other electric power provider in the Railbelt, Golden Valley Electric Association, has been in discussions surrounding the agreement. It is possible for other utilities to join.Golden Valley “is pleased that the southcentral Alaska utilities were able to reach this agreement and enjoy even more economic dispatching benefits,” GVEA President & CEO, Cory Borgeson, said in a statement. He added, “this is a distinct advantage for GVEA, and we look forward to working with all the Railbelt utilities in 2017.”RCA Chairman Bob Pickett said more details need to be worked out, but he views today’s announcement as a good first step.“The utilities have voluntarily come to this agreement amongst themselves and the Commission, I believe, will be very supportive of this effort,” Pickett said.The RCA needs to approve any final agreement the utilities reach. The utilities don’t expect to submit one to RCA until 2018.last_img read more

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slams Congress for opposing Triple Talaq

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday slammed the Congress party for opposing Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha, saying the Bill has nothing to do with religion but wrong practices. “Congress leaders obstructed the path to make laws for women’s empowerment and security. Triple Talaq has got nothing to do with religion but it pertains to wrong traditions and wrong practices,” he told ANI. Also Read – JNU poll panel cancels Yogi’s nomination Advertise With Us Citing references of child marriage and Sati system, he said that ending the menace of Triple Talaq is the need of the hour. He said: “To end wrong traditions and wrong practices, this country first ended child marriage, Sati system, and other such practices. So why should this be not done? The Bill will be passed in both the Houses.” The controversial Triple Talaq Bill was introduced on Friday in the Lok Sabha amid a huge uproar from the Opposition parties, which are against criminalising the offence. Also Read – Sisodia inaugurates three-day Mehrauli Monsoon Festival Advertise With Us The Opposition raised strong objections at the introduction of the Bill itself. After a brief discussion, the motion for tabling the Bill was put to vote. As many as 186 members voted for the introduction of the Bill and 74 against. While opposing the Bill, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had said the Bill does nothing to improve the status of Muslim women. Advertise With Us The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, seeks to replace an ordinance by the government in February and to make instant Triple Talaq a penal offence. Last year, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, was passed in the Lok Sabha but it lapsed after the dissolution of previous Lok Sabha with the bill pending in the Rajya Sabha.last_img read more

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Ratna Chatterjee stages sitin protest in front of Mayors house

first_imgKolkata: The soured relationship between Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and his wife Ratna took its ugliest turn with the latter organising a sit-in demonstration in front of Mayor’s apartment at Southern Avenue. Ratna started the agitation since late Thursday night alleging that her husband has been refusing to sign documents for her daugther’s visa, who is scheduled to leave for Germany. The husband wife duo has been living separately since November last year after Mayor filed a divorce petition at Alipore court. Ratna started the sit-in demonstration accompanied by her daughter at around 1 am on the footpath infront of Chatterjee’s residence claiming that the latter has got a chance to visit Germany in connection with a school project and he refuses to sign visa documents. “I have been trying to contact Sovan numerous times but he has been avoiding us. His signature is required on some documents, so that my daughter can avail the visa,” Ratna said. Chatterjee shot back questioning the authenticity of the documents on which Ratna is demanding his signature.”I am being blackmailed and forced to sign on some documents that are not meant for my daughter’s Visa. I am the city Mayor and have to adhere to some international protocol. I cannot sign on any anything or everything,” Chatterjee said.He further questioned: “Why should I not sign on the my daughter’s documents? Do you think 1 am is the time when somebody would come to sign documents?”He maintained that as a divorce petition is pending before the court, he has to follow court order before taking any step. Later at around 10 am in the morning, on the basis of Mayor’s complaint, his wife was arrested by Rabindra Sarobar police station and later released on bail. Ratna on Friday afternoon lodged a complaint with the police station that some persons had heckled her while she was peacefully agitating infront of Mayor’s residence.last_img read more

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Hong Kong leader accused of snubbing LGBTI issues in live QA

first_imgA similar statistic showed that 78% of those polled thought that same-sex couples should have the same basic rights as straight couples. 69% also said that Hong Kong should have laws to protect against LGBTI discrimination.However, problems for the city’s LGBTI community still persist.In a huge blow to Hong Kong’s LGBTI rights movement, an appeals court overturned a decision to give same-sex couples the same recognition as heterosexual couples earlier this year.There are also influential conservative elements of Hong Kong society which oppose LGBTI rights.In June, a group called Sexual Orientation Ordinance Concern Group successfully lobbied to have LGBTI themed children’s books removed from shelves in public libraries. LGBTI rights groups and their supporters took to the streets protests the move.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Equality watchdog commissioner called to resign for anti-LGBTI commentsPressure mounts on Hong Kong libraries to put LGBTI books back on shelvesHong Kong Court overturns decision to recognize same-sex couplesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hong-kong-leader-accused-of-snubbing-lgbti-issues-in-live-qa/ GAYSTARNEWS- Hong Kong’s leader has been accused of ignoring LGBTI issues in a live question-and-answer session.LGBTI groups released a statement expressing disappointment at Carrie Lam for ignoring their questions and messages on Facebook Live.The city’s Chief Executive, Lam took 30 questions from the public for 48-minutes on Facebook Live last week. She is the first Hong Kong leader to do so.Over 470 LGBTI-themed messages were posted during the session.Despite LGBTI issues being one of the most popular points of discussion, Lam did not address any LGBTI-related topics.‘Many people hoped the chief executive would respond to [calls for an] anti-discrimination law on sexual orientation and gender identity,’ Billy Leung, convenor of Hong Kong Equality Project, told the South China Morning Post.‘However, the hosts repeatedly avoided raising questions about the issue.’Leung also questioned whether Lam deliberately ignored LGBTI-themed messages.Growing supportPublic support for LGBTI rights in Hong Kong has grown at a rapid pace in recent years.A study released last month showed that 50% of Hong Kongers thought same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. This is an increase from 38% in 2013. Photo: Pixabay/skeezeHong Kong at night | Photo: Pixabay/skeezelast_img read more

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Galapagos Islands Travel Advice

first_imgGalapagos Islands Travel AdviceGalapagos Islands Travel AdviceLa Cumbre Volcano in the Galapagos Islands began erupting on 16 June 2018, creating spectacular laze clouds and steam explosions as the lava flow reached the shore line. The volcano forms the uninhabited Fernandina Island and is the most active volcano in the archipelago.Eclipse Travel‘s local partners report that emissions and tremors have decreased since Sunday evening considerably, however the situation is unpredictable, and a safe distance should be kept. Passengers on cruises in the area have been able to witness the dramatic eruptions from a safe distance with no impact on itineraries. Local authorities are monitoring the situation on Fernandina as well as neighbouring Isabela Island that is on yellow alert, although viewpoints on the rim of the Chico Volcano still open to visitors.Any travellers planning to visit the Galapagos Islands in the near future should monitor the situation however all tourist activities are currently not impacted and remain open for business. Contact Eclipse Travel’s Galapagos experts for travel advice and further updates via enquiry@eclipsetravel.com.au or 1300 575 752.Source = Eclipse Travellast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Food always tastes so much better when it’s prepared outdoors so the new Cooking Classes at Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi offer the best of both worlds with stunning scenery and cuisine all in one great event.This must-join activity gives guests the chance to show off their culinary skills under the expert tutelage of one of Soi Dao Restaurant’s expert chefs who’ll teach you all the tips and tricks in the book in preparing a delightful local dish,  taught in the fresh, clean air beside the resort’s gently rippling lake for an experience packed full of picture perfect memories. And at a price of only THB 1800 for two adults and one child, the price is as delicious as the food.Guests can select their own special appetiser and two main courses to prepare (and taste of course) choosing from Egg Noodles served dry with braised pork ribs, spicy salad with fern, shrimp toast, stir-fried boar with chili paste and cardamom or green curry with chicken and coconut shoots, the exact same dishes available on the menu at Soi Dao Restaurant. All the ingredients and vegetables have been personally selected by your chef from Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao’s Nursery Farm.This activity is just perfect for families to spend some quality time together or couples to share a special moment amid the gorgeous scenery of one of Thailand’s most beautiful provinces, and under chef’s professional guidance you’ll soon be cooking like a Michelin Star celebrity yourself.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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