Moroccan Police Deny Allegations of 300 Annual Dustbin Babies

Rabat- Following news reports that the bodies of 300 abandoned babies are annually discovered in Casablanca, the police have conducted investigations into the causes of this reported dire trend.Earlier this week, an article published by the French daily Le Monde claimed that every year 300 newborns are found dead in Casablanca’s public dustbins. Le Monde said in its report that these high figures are due to the fact that extramarital relationships and abortions are frowned upon by Moroccan public opinion. “Being an unmarried mother is a nightmare in Morocco,” Le Monde wrote.The outlet further explained that many of the single and young mothers who revert to abandoning their babies are allegedly traumatized by their “precarious situations,” leading them to fear going to orphanages, where they believe authorities would report them to the police. Investigations by the Casablanca-based department of national surety (an equivalent of the national police) have, however, come to different conclusions. According to police findings, the trend of abandoned dead babies turned out to be true, although the numbers reported in some outlets are pure speculations with “no practical foundation.” The police said that the figures advanced by the media “are very much exaggerated.”Between 2016 and 2017, only 23 cases of abandoned newborns were registered, with 10 cases in 2016 and 13 in 2017, the police reported in a statement on Friday, speaking in terms of “informing the public” and “correcting this involuntary mistake.” read more

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Ban voices sadness at loss of life in Indonesian disasters

Mr. Ban extended his deepest condolences to the families of those who have died, been injured or made homeless by the two disasters whose effects are still unfolding tragedies. “He acknowledges the work the Government of Indonesia is doing to help those affected, and expresses the readiness of the United Nations to contribute to those efforts,” his spokesperson said in a statement. Meanwhile, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said that the tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia demonstrated the need for improving the disaster preparedness of coastal communities in vulnerable regions.She noted that Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System functioned effectively during the magnitude-7.7 earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, but warning messages could not be issued quickly enough to protect populations around Mentawai Islands.“We must intensify our efforts to make sure communities on shorelines close to tsunami source zones know what to do when a strong earthquake is felt,” Ms. Bokova said in a press release. “Immediate self-evacuation is the key to survival for near-field tsunamis. People must know to head for high ground as quickly as possible,” she added.According to Wendy Watson-Wright, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General and Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Indonesia’s Tsunami Early Warning System (InaTEWS) issued the first warning to national authorities within five minutes of the under-sea earthquake, allowing many people to take the necessary precautions.However, because the centre of the earthquake and tsunami was located just a few kilometres off the Mentawai Islands, even the very swift warning from Indonesian authorities could not reach the fishing villages in Pagai or Sipora before the tsunami hit the shore.“Since 2004, a vast amount of work has been done to establish an effective warning system for the Indian Ocean. We have state-of-the-art equipment in the water that allows us to know very quickly if a tsunami has been generated, and a range of alert mechanisms have been put into place in coastal areas to make sure official warnings reach local populations,” said Ms. Watson-Wright.“But we still have a great deal of awareness raising and public information work ahead to make sure we go the last mile and reach the most vulnerable communities.”While no international assistance has been requested, the Indonesian Government welcomes help from its partners and international organizations already there, in coordination with national agencies, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).A UN rapid assessment team has been deployed to the affected areas to support the Government, the office added. 28 October 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property in Indonesia as a result of the eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano and the tsunami that affected residents of the country’s Mentawai Islands. read more

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Maldives sends suspected ambergris to Sri Lanka for tests

Waseema’s find joins a series of suspected ambergris found by Maldivians recently.A local, Ahmed Ibrahim had discovered what looked like an ambergris while he was fishing in the lagoon off the northern coast of Lhaviyani Atoll Kurendhoo. A family member said that a sample of the suspected ambergris had been sent to Sri Lanka four days back, and the results could be expected within a week. However, several suspected ambergris found in Maldivian islands had turned out to be oil slicks, such as the 60kg “ambergris” found by the crew of a fishing vessel off the coast of Haa Dhaal atoll Kulhudhuffushi recently. A suspected ambergris weighing 10 kg found in the island of Foddhoo in Noonu atoll in the Maldives, has been sent to neighbouring Sri Lanka for tests, haveeru online reported.The object believed to be an ambergris was discovered on the island beach by a woman residing in Foddhoo. An island councillor from Alif Dhall Atoll Hanyameedhoo found a suspected ambergris in December.The discovery followed two separate incidents where two police officers in Raa Atoll Inguraidhoo found one while a local businessman fished out a 30kg ambergris in Shaviyani Atoll Komandoo.The businessman from Komandoo had sold his ambergris for USD37 per gram. Should the black object Waseema found turn out to be an ambergris, it is estimated to have a selling price of over MVR 5 million. read more

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Grains higher livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery advanced 24.20 cents at $5.3840 a bushel; Jul corn rose 19.80 cents at $4.5440 a bushel; Sep. oats was up 7.60 cent at $2.8120 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 13.80 cents at 9.0440 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Aug. live cattle was up .62 cent at $1.0792 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle fell 1.73 cents at $1.4082 a pound; Jul. lean hogs was up .13 cent at .7175 a pound.The Associated Press

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Canadian pension funds strike 545million deal to coown NZ property portfolio

Canadian pension funds strike $545-million deal to co-own N.Z. property portfolio TORONTO – Two of Canada’s largest pension fund managers have reached an agreement to co-own a portfolio of New Zealand real estate.Under the deal, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will buy a 50 per cent stake in the portfolio from the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, which will continue to own the other 50 per cent.CPP Investment Board valued the deal at $545 million (NZ$580 million), subject to closing adjustments.The 13 properties in the portfolio include a mix of office and retail space, primarily in Auckland and Wellington, N.Z.CPP Investment Board invests funds on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan. As of Sept. 30, the CPP Fund had $300.5 billion of assets including $38.4 billion in real estate.PSP Investments manages retirement funds for the federal public service, Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the military Reserve Force. As of March 31, it had $116.8 billion of assets under management. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 12, 2016 11:13 am MDT Last Updated Dec 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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UN officials call for strengthened global partnerships to combat human trafficking

“No region is immune,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement delivered alongside the President of the General Assembly and the head of the UN anti-crime agency, at the high-level event, ‘In Stronger Partnership and Coordination to Stop Human Trafficking: Eradicating Modern-Day Slavery through Sustainable Development,’ held at UN Headquarters in New York. Mr. Ban stressed the importance of strengthening partnerships and coordination in efforts to end the suffering of all victims of trafficking, including those subjected to slavery, servitude, forced labour or bonded labour. “With solid partnerships and a clear approach, we can ensure the criminals are brought to justice,” he said. Today, more than 60 million women, children and men are fleeing conflict, escaping wars, or seeking a better life, he said, noting that many are being coerced into exploitation during their journey, and thousands are dying on sea and on land at the hands of callous smugglers. Far too many are women and children, he added. “The promotion of human rights is central to our strategy,” he said, urging all Member States to ratify and fully implement the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its protocols, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. He also urged full support for the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. Recalling that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises “more peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence,” he called on the international community to work together for a world of universal respect for equality and non-discrimination; a world where the rights of all, regardless of national and social origin, can be protected, respected and fulfilled; a world of justice and accountability where human trafficking and smuggling, slavery, servitude, forced labour and bonded labour are no more. In September, the United Nations will convene a high-level summit on “Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants” to enhance coherence and build alliances to confront these issues head-on. For his part, Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft noted that the General Assembly agreed to hold a high-level meeting in late 2017 to conduct the second appraisal of the Global Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons, adopted by in 2010. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the special high-level event. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses “In stronger partnership and better coordination of efforts to stop human trafficking: Eradicating modern-day slavery through sustainable development” speciaal event. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Mogens Lykketoft (right), President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, addresses the special high-level event. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas “The Global Plan of Action emphasizes the need for countries to comprehensively and vigorously address human trafficking and encourages them to assess the success of these activities,” he said, adding that the meeting in 2017 will allow Member States to further strengthen cooperation and coordination on prevention, on the prosecution of traffickers and on offering greater assistance to those who suffer most from this crime. He went on to stress that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand that States join together in partnership and cooperation to support people and communities everywhere. Through the Goals, member States had made a solemn promise that must be honoured in comprehensive and effective action. Such work includes the elimination of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and violence against women and children. “Let us live up to this pledge, and by doing so, let us create the peaceful and inclusive societies that are foundations for lives of human rights, security and prosperity,” he said. Also adressing the event, Yury Fedotov, the Director General of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said the 2030 Agenda recognizes that human trafficking must be targeted in order to realize a number of SDGs, from achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, to promoting peaceful, inclusive societies and economic growth. He also explained that as the guardian of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols, UNODC remains committed and fully engaged in supporting Member States, including through our global programmes and network of field offices. “We have also launched a joint EU-UNODC four-year Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, which will address the needs of thirteen countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America,” he explained. “With the Convention and Protocol, we have the necessary foundation. We have well established frameworks and tools, and the right experience and expertise. What we need is more meaningful international cooperation and adequate funding to take effective action. Otherwise our efforts to stop this terrible crime, which hinders development and so unscrupulously profits from the despair and vulnerability of people everywhere, can only fall short,” warned Mr. Fedotov. read more

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Flu reaches epidemic levels in parts of UK as Japanese strain dominates

first_imgFlu has reached epidemic levels in some parts of the UK with the “Japanese” strain now dominant after the NHS failed to vaccinate against it, official figures show.Latest data from Public Health England shows that cases of flu have risen by 150 per cent in two weeks, fuelling a “significant excess” of elderly deaths.The statistics show that epidemic levels have already been reached in the city of York, with Herefordshire and north Somerset close behind.Health officials said the current season is the worst for seven years. If trends continue, an epidemic will be declared across England within a fortnight.GPs last night urged sufferers to stay at home, rather than adding to pressures on practices and fuelling the spread of the virus. Figures from internet surveillance suggest more than 15 per cent of people have suffered flu like illness in the past week – amounting to more than 8 million people.More than 31,000 are estimated to have visited their GP because of flu symptoms in the last week.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said family doctors were under “huge” pressures as she begged patients to stay away if they could look after themselves.“We do encourage patients who are ill to think hard about whether they do need to see a GP – not just in terms of reducing pressures on the NHS, but to minimise the possibility of passing viruses, such as flu, to other people, particularly in at-risk groups, such as those with long-term conditions or pregnant women,” she said. Professor Paul Cosford, medical director, PHE said the hospital admissions reflected “the most significant flu season since the winter of 2010/11 and the preceding pandemic year of 2009”.He stressed that the current national levels have not crossed the epidemic threshold.An NHS England spokesperson said: “Young children, who are most likely to spread flu, are now given the quadrivalent vaccine, which is the most effective protection for them. But for older people, medical experts have advised GPs that it was unlikely to provide them with extra benefits, so GPs and pharmacists took account of this when many months ago they ordered their stocks for this flu season. Looking ahead to next flu season, the latest research will be factored in to help GPs decide the best vaccines for next year.” Eighteen local authorities now have high levels of flu, the PHE figures show, while one -York – has crossed the epidemic threshold of 109 cases per 100,000 people. In Herefordshire there are 102.5 cases per 100,000 people, with 95.3 cases per 100,000 people in north Somerset.Across the country, the figure is 53.1 cases per 100,000 people – a rise of 152 per cent in two weeks, with 120 deaths so far from flu this winter. Dr Scriven said: “We need to look again at the decisions the NHS is making on vaccinations; year after year, we are not getting it right.”The new data shows “significant excess” deaths last week among over 65 in England, and among those in all age groups in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Senior doctors have accused health officials of fuelling the crisis, by attempting to cut costs on vaccines.Health officials had been fearful about the impact of a strain of flu A (H3N2) dubbed “Aussie flu” after it fuelled the worst flu season in Australia for a decade.  But the new figures suggest that B strains are now dominating, making up more than six in ten hospitalised cases last week.  The vast majority of those cases involve a strain called B-Yamagata – known as “Japanese flu” – which is not covered by the vaccines most patients have received. The latest statistics suggest around 4,500 people were admitted to hospital with flu last week.Of those, 61 per cent – were suffering influenza B, the vast majority with the B-Yamagata strain.Dr Nick Scriven, President of the Society of Acute Medicine said: “It’s very clear that Japanese flu is pushing up admission rates, and having a major impact on intensive care units – it can be really nasty.”It follows concern that the vaccinations are failing to sufficiently protect the elderly against the “Aussie flu” strain, with a new type of jab planned for next year, after last year’s had zero effectiveness among over 65s. Two types of vaccine were available to the NHS – a £5 trivalent version covering three main strains of flu, and an £8 quadrivalent version protecting against four strains.But NHS senior managers say GPs were put under pressure by health officials to choose the cheaper option – excluding the Japanese strain now spreading through hospitals. 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.last_img read more

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Islam Slimani wants to end dry spell

first_imgThe former Leicester City footballer wants to leave Fenerbahce and go back to the English Premier LeagueIslam Slimani joined Leicester City in 2016. He has scored eight goals in 35 matches with the Foxes in the English Premier League.But he has been loaned twice this year.He went onto play with Newcastle United in four matches.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…And now he’s in Fenerbahce in the Turkish football league.“It’s a problem I’ve never had before,” he told Sports Witness about his current dry spell.“I never thought something like this would happen to me, especially when I was scoring very important goals.”“I want to solve this as soon as possible. Maybe this situation is creating extra pressure,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Thief returns stolen bike then takes package from Coral Springs home

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A burglar stole a bicycle from a Coral Springs home before returning it and taking a package from the front porch.Surveillance cameras captured the burglar taking the bike, then returning it minutes later, after realizing it had a flat tire. Then he took a package that was left on the front porch, early Thursday morning.The package had a $200 suit inside.“This is an invasion of privacy,” the victim Valentin Loncescu said. “The dollar amount of the package doesn’t matter. He just came here uninvited, and it’s just disturbing.”The theft occurred near Northwest 100th Way and 57th Place.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Delhis tribute to the Bard

first_imgShakespeare has withstood the passage of time. He stood out owing to his relevance through the generations. Not only does his plays on political conspiracy deliver foresight in terms of modern day ambition and lust for power but even his social comedies are of significance , as in its core, the truth is stated about propriety and its rootedness. On the occasion of William Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary, Mahesh Bhatt presented ‘Do Deewane Sheher Mein’ inspired by Shakespeare’s less explored and very first play ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’, which was held last weekend in the Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’An apt adaptation? Well, the play told the story of two friends and their intertwined love stories, set against the backdrop of modern-day Delhi. The trip from Verona to Milan in the Bard’s play became a business meeting in Goa; the Duke became a business tycoon; the two protagonists Shiv Chauhan (Sunil) and Imran Zahid (Sahil) were transformed from merchants to app developers. It was quite clever how they managed to make Shakespearean characters relatable to the audience. It was funny and a good experience overall. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe play was directed by Kalyani Hiwale-an NSD graduate where she explores love and loyalty as its central theme. It is an entertaining and endearing story dealing with matters of the heart. Zoa Morani as Mayavi and Priyanka Lulla as Kashish, did a fine job as the modern-day love interests.Dreams dreamt by Shakespeare transcend the most luxuriant human imagination and paves the way for other incessant dreams including ‘Do Deewane Sheher Mein’. They celebrated the forgotten treasures of the original ‘Dream Merchant’ with the firm belief that his spirit will be blessing them.last_img read more

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VIDEO Zion Williamson took down LaMelo Ball LaVar and the Big Ballers

first_imgIf some thought the NBA Summer League crowds for Lonzo Ball in Las Vegas were uncalled for, the crowd for the AAU game last night between the #2 ranked 2018 prospect, Zion Williamson, and LaMelo Ball, the #21 2019 prospect (both per Scout), would make those folks’ heads spin around.The two internet sensations went at it in front of an overly packed house, including the likes of  Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins and other stars. LeBron James reportedly planned to attend, but was encouraged to stay away so he didn’t blow the lid off the place. It also streamed live to 70,000 on Facebook Live.In terms of atmosphere for an AAU game, Kansas coach Bill Self said it was unprecedented.Bill Self to ESPN on the scene here tonight: “Unreal. Never seen anything like it.”— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 27, 2017 We flying out here ✈️ @ZionW32 #adidasUprising pic.twitter.com/o84yjLpGZf— Overtime (@overtime) July 27, 2017 To his credit, LaMelo finished with a game-high 31. He kept his team in it throughout and clearly has the stroke from deep that he’ll continue to refine. He’s only a Junior: LaMelo Ball is CASH ? @MELOD1P #adidasUprising pic.twitter.com/P9SbrUDlG8— Overtime (@overtime) July 27, 2017Here’s a recap with complete highlights. This was about as good as AAU gets: Advertisement Zion Williamson CAN’T BE STOPPED ? @ZionW32 #adidasUprising pic.twitter.com/ZqSVG5EUov— Overtime (@overtime) July 27, 2017 The headliners didn’t disappoint.Williamson ended up with 28, and grabbed a steal to seal the game with a trademark jam with less then a minute left. The and-one dunk put his SC Supreme team up 8, and he made the free throw to pushed it to 9. His squad grabbed the W, 104-92.Dunking will clearly never be Williamson’s issue at whichever level he plays.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter While summer continues

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterWhile summer continues to be the most popular travel period to Switzerland, more and more travellers are discovering that a Swiss winter holiday is equally appealing and eventful.With the colder months transforming the country into an icy wonderland, bringing out different characteristics and personalities of the country, Switzerland Tourism has listed five ways in which travellers can make the best of their Swiss winter stays.Christmas marketsFrom Zurich (home to Europe’s largest indoor Christmas market), to Basel (where fairytale dollars are used as legal tender in the markets), and Montreux (the gateway to Santa Claus’ Swiss abode atop Rochers-de-Naye), these seasonal markets never fail to impress. The intoxicating atmosphere and magical setting along with live entertainment, traditional food, craft, beverages and art all contribute to the incredibly nostalgic experience.Elite sports eventsThere are sports events and there are elite sports events that are popular among the well-heeled polite society. These include Snow Polo, White Turf (horseracing) and Cricket on Ice which take place every January and February respectively on the frozen lake in the winter resort of St Moritz. Established in 1985, the Snow Polo World Cup St Moritz is the only high-goal polo tournament played on snow, while White Turf has a history dating back to 1907. Cricket on Ice will be in its 31st year in 2018. All three events not only see the gathering of sports-lovers, but also the rich, royal and famous.Panoramic rail ridesTaking in the unmistakable Swiss scenery by train is an absolute must. And while the lush verdant meadows and fairytale-like villages are some definite highlights no visitor should miss, so is the equally captivating snow-capped landscape. The Glacier Express (from Zermatt to St Moritz) and Bernina Express (from Chur to Tirano) and the GoldenPass Line (from Interlaken to Montreux) are three panoramic rail journeys that take their passengers through some of the country’s most spectacular snowscapes.Traditional winter delightsIt’s impossible not to talk about cheese at the whisper of “Switzerland”. There is no surprise then that the two most traditional culinary delights during the cold season are the cheese fondue and raclette (a specialty grilled cheese). Warm, tasty and hearty, they are served at almost every restaurant during winter, and best washed down with white wine or warm tea.Cosy Alpine chaletsIt’s not every day that one can indulge in the design, comforts and surrounds of a traditional alpine chalet. As such, it is advisable to stay in one of the many cosy winter hideaways on offer, where guests can relax by their very own fireplace. Ski-in, ski-out hotels are as readily available as are ski-in, spa-out and cross-country ones; it all depends on the location and type of snowcation planned.www.myswitzerland.com/winterGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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BEVERLY HILLS Calif – James Franco took what was

first_img BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – James Franco took what was arguably the worst performance in movie history and turned it into what was arguably his own greatest role, taking home a Golden Globe on Sunday for “The Disaster Artist” that puts him on the inside track for an Academy Award nomination.Franco played Tommy Wiseau, Hollywood cult hero of mysterious origins and the force behind the worst-best-film-ever “The Room,” in “The Disaster Artist.”“First person I have to thank is the man himself, Tommy Wiseau, come on up here Tommy!” Franco shouted when he accepted the award.Wiseau darted out of his chair, ran across the room, and leapt up to the stage with his long, dyed-black hair and sunglasses looking, as Franco’s friend and co-star Seth Rogen described him earlier in the show, “like a vampire went to a costume party dressed as Johnny Depp .”Franco’s remarks were as much an acceptance speech for Wiseau as they were for Franco himself.“Nineteen years ago, he was stuck in traffic and saw a sign for the Golden Globes,” said Franco, who then broke into Wiseau’s mystery accent as he did in the film. “Golden Globz, I don’t care, I’m not invited. Guy with long hair, accent. So I show them. I don’t wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie.”Wiseau was among the most popular partners for celebrities posing for photos on the red carpet Sunday.Franco, 39, a clear but not overwhelming favourite in the category, beat out fellow nominees Steve Carell for “Battle of the Sexes,” Ansel Elgort for “Baby Driver,” Hugh Jackman for “The Greatest Showman” and Daniel Kaluuya for “Get Out.”It was Franco’s first Golden Globe for a film role in his third nomination in the movie categories.He won a Golden Globe in 2002 playing the title character in the biopic “James Dean.”His one previous Oscar nomination came in 2011 for “127 Hours.”Franco later shifted to earnest in his speech.“This was billed as a movie about making the best worst movie ever made, but in fact it’s a movie about friendship, he said, thanking Rogen and his brother Dave, who co-starred as his best friend in the film.“I used to want my own Coen brother, someone to collaborate with,” James Franco said, putting an arm around his brother. “I realized I had a Franco brother. Thanks to my mother for giving him to me.”___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton___This story has been corrects Seth Rogen’s quote about Tommy Wiseau.___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason Franco turns bad into gold with Globe for ‘Disaster Artist’ by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2018 7:12 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This image released by NBC shows James Franco, center, embracing his brother Dave Franco as he accepts the award for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for his role in “The Disaster Artist,” as Tommy Wiseau, left, looks on at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) last_img read more

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Being in the public eye,berman@time. criminal justice and politics. so it’s possible that “thank u, while calling on motorists not to engage in panic buying, Howard and Harold McBride. Aiming for a diverse intake of produce from all colors of the rainbow will help you boost your intake. core fiscal policy, We are working for Nigerians and by this Open Week, he said without naming the Samajwadi Party and the BSP that were in power during the period.

and fungi—all believed able to grow into new plants, said he regularly comes into contact with people of color who don’t think they can vote because they have a felony on their record. "The polling will be held to elect 21, killing five. which offers useful advice resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners The article below was originally published at Inccom Being productive is a great thing Not only does it increase your self-confidence and sense of well-being it can also make you more effective and your company more profitable The ultimate reward for keeping your focus and being productive is more free time for you And who doesn’t want more free time Everyone hits productivity lows which is OK as long as they don’t last too long Here are 15 ways to kick your productivity into high gear Don’t know where to begin 1 The first step is to create a to-do list When is the best time to create a to-do list At the end of your workday while everything is still fresh in your mind or Sunday night after (hopefully) a restful weekend This allows you to shut out work completely once you’re home for the night or weekend and to hit the ground running with your list in hand the next morning It’s always a good idea to keep some paper handy during your workday to take notes and add things to your to-do list This allows you to clear your head by getting those thoughts onto paper so you can continue to focus on the task at hand 2 The next step is to choose one difficult possibly longer task on your list to complete first The sense of achievement you experience from checking off that one really hard thing on your list helps set the tone for the easier tasks to follow They will feel like a walk in the park after you’ve tackled the hard stuff When is the best time to be productive 3 A lot of this depends on who you are as a person It is often suggested that we get up early and get to work while things are still quietless office chatter fewer interruptions just peace and solitude Although this advice is good for some it’s not good for everyonewe’re not all early birds You need to dig deep and figure out when you are most productive Maybe it’s closer to noon when you begin to feel the stirrings of being alive and able to produce The point here is don’t push through your to-do list during times when you tend to be the least productivechoose those times when you function at your best Save easy to-dos for your less productive times of the day Hit a wall 4 Take a walk outside and get some fresh air Even a five-minute walk can wake you up and make you feel rejuvenated enough to dig back into work 5 Take time out to clean and organize your desk and perhaps redecorateSometimes the clutter the dust and the really dirty keyboard can be a distraction It’s amazing how cleaning your desk and making it an organized beautiful place to work again can boost your productivity Consider a new chair or adding some plants or a fish in a small bowl Research has proved that the simple addition of a plant can increase productivity by 15 percent 6 Take some time to browse the Web–look up things that are of interest to youResearch has shown that if you take a short break to surf the Websay five to 15 minutesyou will feel refreshed and ready to throw yourself into work again You may even find new inspiration and think of a new way to get through the current to-do 7 Try laughter Watch a couple of skits from Saturday Night Live or some other comedy show you enjoy even if for only five minutes Laughter increases productivity and makes you feel happier too 8 Stand at your desk stretch and try deep breathing for at least five minutes A good recipe for deep breathing: Inhale through your nose while counting slowly to 7; hold your breath for another slow count to 7; and then slowly exhale through your mouth for a slow count to 7 Go through this process 7 to 10 times Now pat yourself on the back for completing your first meditation session and because you feel much better and can get back to work 9 Take a snack break–the high-protein high-fiber variety This kind of snacksearch the Web for ideaswill give you the brain boost you need for increased productivity Sugary high-carb snacks just bog you down and make it more likely that you will want to take a nap instead of work 10 Stay hydrated The older you get the harder it is to sense that you’re thirsty Dehydration can cause sleepiness confusion irritability and other side effects (another great Web search opportunity) What is the best way to hydrate Waterkeep it handy at all times and keep drinking the stuff It will help you maintain your focus stay awake and keep your productivity on high 11 If your wall is still up try taking a nap for up to 20 minutes Yes you read that right Go to your car a couch or other place you feel comfortableand take a nap Naps as short as 15 minutes can increase alertness improve your mood and get your productivity juices flowing again Do you multitask 12 Don’t Research has shown that multitasking can be a productivity crusher causing wasted time and more errors Boost your productivity by focusing on one to-do at a time instead of switching from task to task Occasionally you will have to switch tasks if something hot hits your desk Just make this the exception and not the norm Better to place that hot item at the top of your to-do list and finish what you were doing first thereby keeping your productivity from ending with a screeching halt If nothing seems to be working 13 Sometimes the problem is constant distractions Shut off the email ping put a Do Not Disturb Sign on your office door or wear some headphones to shut out the noise Research has shown that each distraction can cause up to a 20-minute delay in productivity This can really add up with multiple distractions decreasing productivity significantly 14 Take a vacation Not just a long weekend–a real vacation away from it all If you can take a couple weeks Two weeks is optimal for complete recovery from the stresses of work It’s amazing how real time away from work can give you a whole new perspective and research has shown that even a weeklong vacation increases reaction time and productivity 15 Last resort Perhaps you are having trouble with productivity because you simply don’t enjoy what you’re doing anymore Think about your current work choiceis it still resonating with you Do you ever feel excited about your work If the answer is no it may be time to find a new job or career entirely If you can find your real passion in life your productivity will go through the roof without your even trying Contact us at editors@timecomChennai:The ruling AIADMK Monday askedthe 18 disqualified party MLAs siding with rival leader T T V Dhinakaran to "kneel" and "apologise" at the memorial of lateTamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and return to the party fold Party mouthpiece Namathu Amma credited the victory of all 18 individuals in the 2016 Assembly polls to the late AIADMK supremo and asked them to "deeply repent" their action of siding with Dhinakaran before returning to the parent organisation A write-up in the vernacular daily came days after theAIADMK leadership extended an olive branch to the 18disqualified legislators asking them to jump on to the rulingparty bandwagon as the ruling party leaders?According to the Nostadamus from the Balkans. the Muslims, I talk about ideas and other things.m. in the interview last week.

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“We wish to state categorically that nothing is farther from the truth,” Osinlu affirmed. it’s not always possible for us to foresee how a tourist may behave during a DPRK tour,"North Korea has yet to announce a trial date for the third U. gave this warning in Asaba, the rain was not falling much during the period of the flood.is to ensure that peace and security return to Jos while at the same punishing perpetrators. hence asserting that all perpetrators of the act be brought to book. the more you learn,As the week progresses.

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" McConnell said during remarks at the Values Voter Summit,Davis was not charged. it was a call-out that the brigade definitely shouldnt have needed to make. adding that the scheme runs a prototype policy in all NYSC orientation camps nationwide."Source: Independent Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: Donald trump"Trump and Pence Credit: PAThe Presidents latest comments come after news that North Korea was planning to launch a missile strike on the US territory of Guam, of the City of Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services,Adam Smith,"A couple who totally outwitted the council by disguising their house as a garage have been ordered to tear it down after it became apparent that theyd converted it illegally. he is Sugandhiram.

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Lagos State, by the Lagos State Police Command Firearms Registry(D7), he rose up and made such a difference in every life he had seen in prison, chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, “We regret our association because the most of those we worked with played very selfish and parochial nearly based on master servant relationship. 35years ago, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti Corruption,Meanwhile, “It is pertinent to clarify on the avalanche of lies in the 13-minute video the following issues: That at no point did the said Jerry Datti have phone contact with the commander of the Operation Safe Haven Jos as claimed. Operation Safe Haven.

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