A day after the February 26 Balakot air strike, as Indian and Pakistani fighter jets were engaged in combat over the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir, news filtered in of an Mi-17 crashing in Budgam. Six IAF personnel on board and a civilian were killed; among them was sergeant Vikrant Sherawat. With preliminary probe findings suggesting that the helicopter was shot down by India’s own ground-based air defence systems, Vikrant’s family feels cheated over being kept in the dark all these months — the IAF officers who brought his remains home had alluded to a “technical fault”.‘Facts hidden from us’At their house in Bhadani village here, Vikrant’s father Sri Krishan, 62, lies on a wooden bed, anguish writ large on the farmer’s face. “We had the right to know the circumstances in which he died. We don’t understand the politics. But it could be because of the elections that the facts were hidden from us. The way the Pulwama attack was politicised to seek electoral mileage, it seems the matter [friendly fire] was hushed up to avoid embarrassment to the government in election season,” says Mr. Krishna.Vikrant’s widow Suman says that a week after the incident, she had stumbled upon an article in a Hindi daily suggesting that the chopper was possibly hit by friendly fire. Kanta Devi, the late sergeant’s mother, says that a couple of his Air Force friends from neighbouring villages had also hinted at it, but advised her to keep mum in view of the political situation.Court of Inquiry The Court of Inquiry probing the incident is expected to submit its report in the next couple of weeks but until a definitive official version is shared with them, all Vikrant’s family has is information through the media.“News reports suggest the senior-most officer among those guilty is being transferred as punishment. I demand that all officers responsible for it be given strict punishment,” said Ms. Devi.
London, Apr 18 (PTI) Islamic States income has plummeted by a whopping 30 per cent to USD 56 million since last year, prompting the dreaded terror group to impose a plethora of ridiculous fines and taxes on its captives including installing satellite dishes and “exit fees” for leaving a city, a report has said.Significant territory losses means the number of people living in the Jihadi caliphate slumped from nine million at the start of 2015 to fewer than six million, according to the tax report by the US-based consultancy firm IHS.It has caused the dreaded groups tax receipts to plummet from around USD 80 million each month to USD 56 million, the report said.”In mid-2015, the Islamic States overall monthly revenue was around USD 80 million. As of March 2016, the Islamic States monthly revenue dropped to USD 56 million, said Ludovico Carlino, senior analyst at IHS.Once branded as the “richest terrorist group” in the world, the ISIS is now in crisis as the territory under its control has declined by about 22 per cent since mid-2014.”Our research has found that the Islamic State is increasing taxes on basic services and coming up with new ways to get money from the population,” Carlino was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.”You can be fined for driving on the wrong side of the road and for not being able to answer questions correctly on the Koran,” Carlino said.Carlino also claimed that the terror group slapped taxes on “installing satellite dishes” and “exit fees” for people trying to leave a city.advertisementThe report also said that oil production in areas under the jihadist groups control had gone down to 21,000 barrels per day from 33,000 barrels per day.ISIS receives half its revenue from taxation and confiscation while selling and smuggling oil makes up 43 per cent of its cash.But both income streams have been badly affected after its territory shrank by nearly a quarter.The Islamist group suffered another setback after it was noted that a “precise” air campaign wiped out more than 25,000 jihadis, the report said.ISIS, which controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, were recently pushed by Iraqi forces towards the center of a town held by the dreaded outfit in western Anbar province.The group was also driven out of Palmyra and Russian forces have now entered the city.More than 270,000 people have been killed in the Syrian war since its eruption in 2011. PTI MRJ AKJ MRJ
The England of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 have already outshone all the previous English teams that have played in the tournament but just outdoing the previous was never their target, winning is.Their previous best performance was reaching the quarter-finals in 2007 and 2011. But The Three Lions of the 2017 U-17 World Cup are bringing about a revolution.England will square-off against U-17 European Champions, Spain in the final of the U-17 World Cup on Saturday.Interestingly, their last meet was also in a final — the European U-17 Championships in May this year — Spain emerged champions, 4-1 on penalties then.???????????The #FIFAU17WC has been a memorable tournament. Re-live some of the best moments of India 2017 so far!??https://t.co/PHpcc20Kua pic.twitter.com/5WoZFRgOeW- #FIFAU17WC ????????? (@FIFAcom) October 27, 2017England have never won the U-17 World Cup but neither have Spain. Either way, history is surely beckoning.”I think in the Euros we were fantastic. It was these boys’ first ever official tournament. We played well and got so close. The performance was everything to be proud of. But that’s gone now; we will not be looking back. All we are looking at is the future, tomorrow is obviously a big stage. The only thing we are focused now is tomorrow’s final,” England coach Steve Cooper said at the pre-match press conference in Kolkata.Cooper and his boys know their opponents very well and are well aware of what they will be facing in the final.AP Photo”Spain are fitting World Cup finalists. They are an amazing team overall, we respect them,” he said.advertisementA sense of familiarity will help them, says the coach, “We know where their strength lies as well as the areas we can exploit. Because of that we will be going into the game confident.”One day until the #FIFAU17WC final! ??? pic.twitter.com/NuI5SYQVTS- England (@England) October 27, 2017Despite speaking of their confidence, Cooper was quick to waive off any assumptions of England going in as favourites tomorrow.”We will never call ourselves as favourites, particularly in a game like tomorrow. We have to be respectful of our opponents. It’s flattering that people consider us as favourites for the World Cup final. But we will never consider that. We have already lost the Euro finals against Spain so how can we be favourites tomorrow?”England will regain their support in Kolkata after a small hiccup in the semi-finals, where the entire city was cheering for their opponents, Brazil.”It is a magnificent stadium, we have had a great experience so far and we have got the results in our favour which makes it even better. To think that we are playing a World Cup final here is something to get excited about,” he said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The celebrating after Game 4 was done by Cavaliers fans, not Golden State players, their families or anyone else dressed in blue and gold who came looking for a historic party.“Cavs in 7! Cavs in 7!” Cleveland fans chanted as they walked toward the exits.Yes, the NBA Finals are right where they were last year and could still end with the same result.But it seems like an even more improbable task than it did last year.The Cavaliers and Warriors, who have tangled for three consecutive Junes, headed back to the West Coast on Saturday after Cleveland’s record-setting 137-116 victory. Kyrie Irving said he was aware the Warriors wanted to finish a 16-0 romp through the postseason and celebrate a title on the Cavs’ court, just as they did in 2015.But Draymond Green said Golden State is eager to end this one back in the Bay.“We have a golden opportunity going home on Monday to close this thing out. I’ve won one on the road. I want to see how it feels to win at home,” he said. “We have to come out with some fire and try it get done.”They couldn’t do it in this same situation last year.Golden State brought a 3-1 lead back west but then took the floor without Green, who was suspended for accumulation of flagrant foul points, and couldn’t stop LeBron James or Irving. The Cavaliers won that game to start what became the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history.Now they need the biggest ever in the NBA’s postseason.No team has erased a 3-0 deficit in any series. Then again, few had a player like James, who set an NBA Finals record with his ninth triple-double in Game 4, or Irving, who scored 40 points.The Warriors are no longer unbeaten in the playoffs, but James said they still have the Cavaliers where they want them.“Listen, at the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourself in position to play another game, and we did that tonight and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here,” James said.He has won a road game in 29 consecutive series, another of his many NBA postseason records, but the challenge now is far greater than what the Cavs faced last year. Golden State will be at full strength this time, and while the Warriors have finally lost a game, they haven’t lost any confidence.“When you have home court ideally you take care of business at home and get a split on the road. So we’re in a great spot, and now we have to capitalize,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “But last year is last year, this year is this year. I’m pretty sure Draymond won’t get suspended for Game 5. Maybe he will. I don’t know. But we’ll go back and tee it up again.”As great as James, Irving and the Cavs’ shooters were when they scored 86 points in the first half and made 24 3-pointers, Golden State still showed signs of getting into the game even on off nights for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. They don’t figure to shoot as poorly again at home, nor should the Cavaliers expect to have a 39-point advantage from behind the arc.“I can’t foresee them coming to Oracle and hitting 24 3s,” Green said.James said after Game 3 that it takes an A-plus-plus game to beat the Warriors, and the Cavs delivered one Friday. But they have to do it four straight times to keep the crown that they brought home from California last June.The Warriors carried their collapse with them throughout this season, and they will surely hear more 3-1 chatter over the next two days as some pressure shifts to them while the series moves to their home.But they didn’t have Green then and they have Kevin Durant now, two reasons why the Warriors believe they will finish the job this time.The unbeaten talk is gone. A chance for a championship remains in their grasp.“Sixteen and one sounds pretty damn good anyway,” Thompson said. “Forget about that undefeated talk or whatever. It’s time to put on a show for our fans in Oakland and the rest of the Bay. Try to close out at Oracle.”BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Mark Richt of the Miami Hurricanes looks on during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Last week a college football quarterback was in hot water for a lewd video posted to his Snapchat account. Miami’s N’Kosi Perry allegedly posted a video to his Snapchat story depicting two people having sex.Although the video was from September, it started circulating around the Miami community in late November and threatened to lead to Perry’s benching.Miami is set to take on Wisconsin in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday. With the drama surrounding N’Kosi Perry, Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt is turning to fifth-year senior Malik Rosier to be the team’s starting quarterback on Thursday.He announced the news on Wednesday afternoon.Miami coach Mark Richt says Malik Rosier will start at quarterback vs. Wisconsin. He says N’Kosi Perry isn’t suspended, but that “he’s been educated” after a sexually explicit Snapchat post was revealed in the leadup to the bowl game.— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) December 26, 2018Rosier and Perry battled for the starting role throughout much of the season, though it looked like Perry took a solid hold on the job late in the season.Now he’ll ride the pine as Rosier gets the start against the Badgers.Miami and Wisconsin kick off on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Elders welcome the announcement of the agreement on the “end of conflict” in Colombia, including the terms for a bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian security forces and the FARC guerrilla, as well as the modalities for disarmament and security guarantees.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said: “We are encouraged by the work so far accomplished in Havana and by the perseverance of both parties in moving the peace process towards a successful conclusion. We commend the important roles that Norway and Cuba are playing as guarantors and Chile and Venezuela as accompanying countries, as well as the US. We also welcome the role a United Nations political mission will play in providing independent and credible international verification of the ceasefire.”Ernesto Zedillo, member of The Elders, added: “Colombia is on the cusp of reaching an historic agreement. The Colombian people deserve peace and I sincerely hope they will seize this opportunity to end the violence they have lived through for generations, to bring redress for millions of victims, and to bring real opportunities to the people of the regions most affected by conflict. Peace is not an event but a process. It must be a national project, bringing together all Colombian patriots in an inclusive fashion, across political rifts, to have a respectful debate when they vote on the agreements and to ensure they are fully implemented.”
Rabat – Moroccan tennis player of Algerian origin Lamine Ouahab said that he has no regrets about choosing to play for Morocco and compete for his wife’s country.Ouahab said that he did not resort to choosing Moroccan nationality because it is the only choice, but because he is happy to belong to the kingdom. Morocco gave him a passport in 2013 at his request to become a Moroccan citizen like his children and wife.Ouahab explained in a recent interview with an Algerian newspaper that he does not regret his decision and will not regret it at all. He mentioned his difficult circumstances in Algeria, where he did not have the financial capacity to hire a coach or manager, in the absence of companies willing to sponsor his talent. The player went on to add that he intends to be among the top 200 tennis players in the world, which now carries additional weight since he bears the responsibility of defending the colors of the kingdom and the leadership of Morocco’s national tennis team.Ouahab stressed that he had not received any phone calls from the Algerian authorities to persuade him to return to play for his native country. Even if they do call him, he said, he would not respond to their demands, because they have “rejected him since the beginning, abandoned him, and pushed him to leave.”
In her more than 10 years as a Brock teaching assistant, Christina Quintiliani has come to understand she learns just as much from her students as they do from her.The doctoral student in Educational Studies describes being a TA as a big part of a lifelong learning process that has enriched her academic experience both personally and professionally.“One of the most rewarding aspects of being a TA is the reciprocal nature of the learning that takes place in the classroom,” she said. “Not only do you receive the opportunity to contribute to your students’ learning and observe their progress throughout the semester, but you also have the privilege of learning from and with your students.” Quintiliani will be a panel member at the closing plenary for Brock’s annual TA Day, held on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pond Inlet.She and other seasoned TAs will offer stories about their teaching experiences and how serving as a TA has impacted their academic journeys. The plenary will wrap up a full day of TA professional development workshops and information sessions presented by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI).All Brock teaching assistants are invited to participate. Visit the CPI website for more information and to register by Tuesday, Sept. 5. Those who attend are eligible to earn credits toward a TA certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.“One of the unique aspects of TA Day is that it seeks to educate both new and experienced TAs equally,” says Quintiliani, who received a Senior TA Award in 2013. “No matter how long someone has been instructing in a seminar environment, there are always new skills to be learned and ideas and teaching strategies to explore.”A facilitator at past TA Day events, Quintiliani says the workshops provide insights and tips on an array of teaching topics, such as planning seminar sessions and effective grading and assessment. “The ideas and strategies presented can be applied in any department or academic field of study,” she says. “The sessions motivate you and boost your confidence around your abilities to facilitate learning, grade course assignments and create a positive and supportive classroom environment for students.“Overall, the day unites and celebrates the thoughts and experiences of all TAs and their unique perspectives and viewpoints on teaching and learning,” Quintiliani says. Lianne Fisher, CPI’s Educational Developer, says the variety of workshops will appeal to TAs at all levels. “We have an assortment of workshops for those who are new to being a TA,” she said, referencing sessions titled What to Do the First Day of Class, Marking Madness, Icebreakers and Energizers, and Getting to Know SAKAI.Experienced TAs also have a variety of sessions to choose from, such as Managing Multiple Relationships as a Teaching Assistant, Maximizing Digital Accessibility, and Design for Learning.“There’s something for everyone,” Fisher said.
L’Institut islandais d’Histoire Naturelle : un cube de glace “vert”Conçu par le groupe islandais ARKÍS, le nouvel Institut islandais d’Histoire Naturelle s’apparente à un gigantesque cube de glace qui scintille au soleil. Composé dans sa majorité d’un verre traité, sa paroi donne l’illusion d’être entièrement faite de glace. Une construction innovante et plutôt “givrée”, derrière laquelle se cache la volonté d’une architecture toujours plus respectueuse de l’environnement.Ce nouvel institut de recherches islandais a été construit pour accueillir une cinquantaine de chercheurs et mettre à leur disposition une bibliothèque et une collection impressionnante de spécimens pour mener au mieux leurs différentes recherches sur le développement durable, entre autres. A l’image des études effectuées au sein de l’Institut d’Histoire Naturelle, les architectes du groupe ARJKIS ont souhaité relever un défi à la fois architectural et environnemental.À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?S’inspirant de la nature, que sa façade en verre permet de refléter, l’Institut de recherches islandais est segmenté en trois parties séparées par des passerelles de verre, qui permettent aux chercheurs de circuler d’une partie du bâtiment à une autre, sans en sortir. Quel que soit l’endroit où l’on se situe, les parois transparentes livrent une vue grandiose sur la nature qui entoure le bâtiment. Ouvert sur la nature, le bâtiment est également conçu pour la respecter au maximum. Ses étages supérieurs sont enveloppés dans une double façade en verre, ce qui permet à la structure d’utiliser une ventilation et un éclairage dits naturels, et d’être parée face aux intempéries. Ayant subit un traitement spécial, le verre donne à la façade l’illusion de cristaux de glace et apporte une luminosité intense. Cela permet à la lumière de traverser la paroi transparente du bâtiment et d’inonder l’intérieur des locaux sans éblouir ses occupants. Les parois de verre participent aussi à chauffer les lieux. Les lampes et les radiateurs n’ont alors plus aucune utilité ! L’Institut islandais d’Histoire Naturelle a su allier la beauté du design au respect de la nature. Découvrez cet Institut en images sur Maxisciences. Le 10 janvier 2011 à 13:44 • Emmanuel Perrin
Médicaments : les Français ont diminué leur consommationSelon une étude publiée mardi par le groupe de réflexion LIR, la France vit actuellement la fin de son exceptionnelle consommation de médicaments. Le pays reviendrait dans la moyenne, excepté dans le domaine des antibiotiques et des anxiolytiques.L’étude menée par le groupe de réflexion LIR (qui représente 16 filiales d’entreprises internationales de recherche en santé) retrace auprès de sept pays et sur dix ans les volumes de médicaments consommés dans huit classes thérapeutiques : antibiotiques, anxiolytiques, anti-dépresseurs, anti-ulcéreux, hypolipémiants, anti-hypertenseurs, anti-diabétiques et anti-asthmatiques. C’est ainsi une bonne nouvelle qu’ont annoncé les premiers résultats. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ceux-ci révèlent “la fin de l’exception française en matière de consommation de médicaments : la France affiche le taux d’évolution le plus faible et une modération relative de sa consommation de médicaments”. En effet, si en 2000, les Français étaient les plus gros consommateurs des huit classes thérapeutiques, en 2011 ils se placent “dans la moyenne européenne” avec une “nette régression” dans les six dernières classes de médicaments (anti-dépresseurs, anti-ulcéreux, hypolipémiants, anti-hypertenseurs et anti-diabétiques).En revanche, “les deux seules classes pour lesquelles la consommation française reste encore élevée sont les classes des antibiotiques et des anxiolytiques”, souligne le LIR. Pour ces deux types de médicaments, la France reste parmi les trois premiers consommateurs, aux côtés de la Belgique, l’Espagne et l’Italie. L’Allemagne, les Pays-Bas et le Royaume-Uni sont quant à eux de moins gros consommateurs. Bien que toujours trop élevées, les prescriptions d’anxiolytiques décroissent, tout comme celles d’antibiotiques.Des baisses qui sont notamment dues aux nombreuses campagnes lancées ces dernières mois par les autorités sanitaires. “Le médicament n’est pas un produit comme les autres” ou encore la fameux “les antibiotiques c’est pas automatique”, autant de slogans et de sensibilisation qui ont semble t-il été efficaces alors que la trop grande consommation médicamenteuse des Français suscitait encore l’inquiétude il y a peu.Le 5 juillet 2012 à 16:31 • Maxime Lambert
In March 2009, Time will introduce new print package called “Health & Wellness,” targeting 1 million women. “We hope this will take off as a standalone supplement that we can possibly offer quarterly,” says McCarrick.Agencies Resist Audience GuaranteeMcCarrick said that by lowering its ratebase Time has been able to improve profits. “We’re not chasing marginal subscriptions,” he added.However, McCarrick expressed disappointment that ad agencies and media buyers haven’t embraced Time’s audience guarantee, which was intended to move the magazine in line with how other media around world (including international editions) are evaluated—on audience, rather than circulation. “Until we shift from circulation to audience, we won’t be evaluated on an even level with other media,” said McCarrick. “But agencies haven’t taken us up on this. Agencies cling to circulation because it gives them a proven negotiating tactic.” RELATED POST: Time Publisher Wants to Capture Readers from Cradle to the GraveCHICAGO—Time magazine has more than 3 million readers in print and currently does 82 million page views online, and president and worldwide publisher Ed McCarrick thinks the brand can “easily do 200 million page views” online in the near future. “We must be constantly innovative to earn audience back each day,” said McCarrick, who delivered the opening keynote at the FOLIO: Show here today.Online advertising revenue currently accounts for about 10 percent of overall revenue at Time and is projected to grow by 57 percent in 2008 and another 35 percent to 40 percent in 2009, according McCarrick.While McCarrick thinks online will eventually account for 30 percent to 35 percent of overall revenue, “offline revenue is still the big engine.” Still, one medium is leveraged with another. “We’re putting together a multifaceted approach and it’s no longer clean in terms of one media being separate from another.”Beyond the Red BorderTaking the Time audience “beyond the red border”—referring to the magazine’s famous cover margin—is key for the publisher, according to McCarrick. The magazine “broke down barriers between news breakers and the audience” by opening up its popular 10 Questions feature, in which Time staffers ask noted individuals 10 questions, to the readership, who can ask questions online and read the responses in a variety of media, from print to online to video on YouTube and audio files on iTunes. Rather than attempt to scratch out print revenue while depending on online and events for all new growth, Time made big changes in the way it delivers its print magazine. The shift in delivery from Monday to Friday wasn’t about cutting costs but adapting to how the audience consumes media, McCarrick said. “From Monday to Friday, moment-to-moment, the Web site does the heavy lifting,” he said. “On the weekend, then relax and they’re open to spending time with long-form analysis. We didn’t do this because to cut costs, we actually incurred considerable costs for printing and delivery. This brings the magazine closer to the consumer.”
Mexico’s coach José Manuel de la Torre conducts a training session at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Friday, on the eve of their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A football match against Japan. Yuri Cortez/AFP BRASILIA – Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff held crisis talks Friday to weigh her response to two weeks of mass protests as a top aide warned the unrest could affect Pope Francis’s Rio visit in July.An estimated 1.25 million people marched in scores of cities on Thursday to demand better public services and slam the huge cost of staging next year’s World Cup. Two people have now died in incidents related to the protests.Smaller protests were planned for late Friday in at least 35 cities, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba and Fortaleza.Rousseff, who remains relatively popular even as the protesters denounce the country’s political class as a whole, summoned her ministers to seek ways to regain the upper hand.Her chief of staff however warned that Brazil must plan for the possibility that the unrest could be ongoing during World Youth Day, the Catholic youth festival due to be held in Rio in late July, which the pope is due to attend.“We have to be prepared,” Gilberto Carvalho said in Brasilia ahead of a meeting with organizers of the Catholic event.The demonstrations have overshadowed football’s Confederations Cup, which Brazil is currently hosting and which is seen as a dry run for next year’s World Cup tournament.Many Brazilians are angry over the multi-billion-dollar expense of preparations for the World Cup and for the 2016 Summer Olympics.Several protests have been held outside stadiums and a mammoth march is scheduled for June 30 to Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium on the day of the Confederations Cup final.The secretary general of world football’s governing body FIFA however insisted Friday that the World Cup must be held next year in Brazil as planned, no matter what happens.“The Confederations Cup is taking place in Brazil and the World Cup must be held in Brazil,” Jerome Valcke told local media ahead of a meeting with World Cup organizers.“There is no plan B,” he added.Earlier Friday, FIFA said it has no plans to scrap the Confederations Cup currently under way, and that no team wants to pull out despite the huge protests.“At no stage has FIFA considered or discussed abandoning the Confederations Cup with the local authorities,” FIFA media chief Pekka Odriozola said. “We are monitoring the situation with the authorities.”“We support the right of free speech,” he added. “We condemn violence.” No related posts. Carvalho conceded that the nationwide protests – which began two weeks ago after a hike in bus fares – reflect widespread public resentment.“We must understand that these demonstrations are calling for change. They signal popular dissatisfaction,” he noted.“This big group of Brazilians who emerged from exclusion to become consumers want new rights and this is all good,” he added.More than 40 million Brazilians are estimated to have been lifted out of poverty and to have entered the lower middle class in the past decade, but growth is slowing and popular frustration mounting.Thursday’s marches were largely peaceful but were marred by violence and acts of vandalism by small groups of hardliners, notably in Rio and Brasilia.Two fatalities were reported.An 18 year-old man was struck by a car while protesting in the southeastern city of Ribeirao Preto and a 54-year-old woman died of heart attack after an explosive device detonated in the northern city of Belem.In Rio, where some 300,000 people rallied in the city center, Mayor Eduardo Paes on Friday reviewed the damage from violence that left 62 people injured, including eight police officers.“I have no doubt that most of the demonstrators had good intentions and only wanted to assert their rights,” he told a press conference at City Hall.“Unfortunately, groups – a minority – through their acts of vandalism, have tarnished this demonstration which is part of the city’s democratic history.”He said public buildings and bank branches were damaged, shops looted, seven cars destroyed and the biggest Samba cultural center, which had been fitted with giant screens for Confederations Cup match viewing, were gutted.Fires also damaged some of the buildings at the Sambadrome where Rio’s sumptuous Carnival parades are held.Early Friday, 100 hooligans ransacked the municipal council in Caucaia, a suburb of the northeastern city of Fortaleza, according to press reports.The unrest quickly expanded from anger over the state of Brazilian public transport into a wider protest against corruption in the world’s seventh largest economy.The movement has no political hue and no clearly identified leadership.“We have demonstrators without leaders facing politicians without leadership who kept silent,” the daily O Globo said in an editorial.Meanwhile, the Passe Livre Movement campaigning for free public transport in São Paulo said it would no longer call for demonstrations after fare hikes were reversed. 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by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 29, 2018 12:08 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian actor Evangeline Lilly attends the world premiere of “Ant-Man” at the Dolby Theatre on Monday, June 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. Lilly is enjoying a sense of female empowerment these days, in her career and beyond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP Evangeline Lilly on female empowerment and Fan Expo Canada appearance TORONTO – Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly is enjoying a sense of female empowerment these days, in her career and beyond.For starters, the Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., native stars in the summer superhero hit “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” which is the first film in the Marvel cinematic universe with a female character in its title.“It’s very exciting for me, because suddenly I have a huge uptick in the number of fans who are female,” the 39-year-old, who plays Hope van Dyne/Wasp in the film, said in a recent phone interview from her home in Hawaii to promote her appearance at Fan Expo Canada this weekend.“It’s great. Historically, I’ve had a more predominantly male fanbase and I’ve always thought, ‘How do I get women? I want the women!’” she said with a laugh. “God bless the men, but you get tired of making pictures where you’re attractive and you want to just make pictures where you’re you.”Lilly also was emboldened recently when revealing a situation in which she felt powerless.In an episode of “The Lost Boys” podcast last month, Lilly admitted she felt “basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked” during season 3 of ABC’s “Lost,” in which she starred as Kate Austen.After another scene involving her character undressing arose for season 4, she vowed she would never take her clothes off on the show again.“Lost” producers J.J. Abrams, Jack Bender, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof recently apologized to Lilly, which she called a “beautiful, empathetic gesture.”“I think the fact that there’s now an environment where I felt brave enough to say that, which was to answer a question that was asked and not to feel that I needed to hide the truth to protect anybody — and that then after that, instead of there being enormous professional backlash, there being nothing but loving support from the men who ran that show — really says a lot about what #MeToo has done and where it has taken us,” said Lilly, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award and got a Golden Globe nomination for her role on “Lost.”“The fact that I felt that I could tell that story says a lot.”Lilly said she’s grateful to be able to continue these types of conversations and keep them at the forefront, through platforms like “Ant-Man and The Wasp” and “Fan Expo Canada,” which runs Thursday through Sunday.Lilly will appear at the convention on Friday and Saturday. Other guests expected include William Shatner, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Momoa, cast members from “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” and “Back to the Future” actors including fellow Canadian Michael J. Fox.The “Ant-Man” franchise has drawn in a younger fanbase, said Lilly, and on Saturday at Fan Expo she’ll be doing a panel on her children’s book series “The Squickerwonkers.”Rodrigo Bastos Didier did the illustrations and Lilly wrote the books, about a clever little girl and a band of colourful marionettes.Lilly said she was inspired by the likes of authors Roald Dahl and Edward Gorey, whose books her grandfather introduced her to when she was young and a “reluctant reader.”“I was a very slow reader but I was a very smart girl, and I found that all the books that were at my reading level spoke down to me and I felt insulted and bored,” Lilly said.Gorey’s stories had an irreverent, childlike humour that opened the door to reading for Lilly. Now, she’s hoping her books will help her son, whom she said is also a reluctant reader.“When I’m looking for books for my kids, yes, I want to tell them idealistic, beautiful stories about pixies and faeries and unicorns and teddy bears,” Lilly said.“But also I want to tell them stories that allow them to learn about and integrate some of the more difficult things that they deal with in reality.”
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