first_imgYou can now upgrade your royalty free music licenses directly from our site! It’s a quick and easy way to start growing your project’s audience today.Often you don’t know the full scope of a project until it’s released into the wild. For instance, a client may love that web commercial you made so much that they want to use it for broadcast television. Or perhaps you’ve created a film for festival distribution that gets picked up for a major theatrical release.Previously, we worked with PremiumBeat customers through email support to upgrade music licenses when their needs expanded. Although the process was typically quick, we knew there was a better way to approach the upgrade process.We’re excited to share with you the latest feature addition to PremiumBeat: the ability to upgrade to our Premium license directly through the website. You can now choose any track in your account history and instantaneously upgrade it to one of our extended licenses… so you’ll only pay for the licensing you need.TRY IT NOWIt’s quick and easy to upgrade your PremiumBeat license. Here’s how it’s done.1. LoginLog into your PremiumBeat account. Go to your user menu and select Orders and Downloads.2. UpgradeFind the song you’d like to upgrade. Click Order Details. Then click Upgrade License. Simply select the Premium License by clicking Enhance Now. Your new license is now in your cart!3. CheckoutTo complete your purchase, simply go through the normal checkout process. Then, download your new license from the confirmation page. That’s it!We’re constantly adding new features to the site, implementing feedback, and improving the overall customer experience. Are there new features you’d like to see on PremiumBeat? We’d love to know. Don’t hesitate to contact our team via support!last_img read more

first_imgAll India Congress Committee’s Punjab in-charge Asha Kumari on Tuesday sought a report from the party’s State unit over the face-off between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu. Mr. Sidhu is under fire from his own party leaders after during electioneering he questioned as to why no FIR was lodged against the Badals for the desecration of religious texts in 2015. “We seek a report on every event, and in this issue too a report has been sought from the PCC,” Ms. Kumari said. She said the State party chief Sunil Jakhar, who is seeking re-election from Gurdaspur, will give the report once he is free from the election process after the declaration of the results.Captain Amarinder on Sunday had accused Mr. Sidhu of “damaging” the party in the State and suggested that he wanted to be the CM himself.Support for CM Meanwhile, more party leaders came out in support of the Chief Minister. “Amarinder Singh is an undisputed leader of Punjab. There are many facets to his personality,” said former Union Minister and party leader Manish Tewari. He praised Capt. Amarinder as a “protector of Punjab’s waters”, a writer, an able administrator who has a mass appeal. Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa also hit out at the Local Bodies Minister, saying, “Making such a statement during elections meant directly helping the Badals.” He added that Mr. Sidhu should know that it was Amarinder Singh who fought against the Badals and ensured the Congress victory in the 2017 Assembly polls. “In the 2017 Assembly polls, the Congress came to power in Punjab with an overwhelming majority as people voted in Amarinder Singh’s name. The party high command is with the Chief Minister. Our party has never tolerated indiscipline,” Mr. Randhawa said.Mr. Randhawa also alleged that when Mr. Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur, was a BJP MLA, she never spoke on the desecration issue.‘Unease in ranks’ Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, who is the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar, took a jibe at the Congress, saying, “All along the campaign, one could sense unease in their ranks.” “Now the cat is out of the bag,” he tweeted.last_img read more

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 In a recent  Q&A session with USA Today’s Sam Amick, one of James’ fiercest rivals, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, addressed possible problems with the four-time NBA MVP’s heavy workload.“To a certain extent yes. And to a certain extent, no. I don’t think anyone should be panicking 12 games in, or 13 games in,” the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year said of the Cavs’ subpar 8-7 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“However, there are some glaring concerns with them. And at the same time, you’re missing a 30-point (per game) player (in Thomas) on the bench who’s hurt,” he said.“So my concern would be that LeBron is playing so many minutes right now,” Green added, pointing out LeBron’s 38.1 minutes per game—the highest in the NBA this season. Read Next 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China “He’s not just doing it because [he wants to]. That’s tough. That’s tough mentally also. That would be more of my concern over them not playing well. Like, [expletive], it’s Game 13. Who cares who’s playing well?”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A staunch believer of “Father Time,” Green acknowledged LeBron’s freakish talents, but claimed that everyone slows down at some point.“Yeah, he’s superhuman but eventually his superhuman powers go away, so that would be more of my concern if I’m a Cavs fan or somebody with the Cavs or a player, is like ‘Man, he’s been playing a lot of 40 minute (nights) and it’s only Nov. 12.’ But I wouldn’t be pressing the panic button just yet,” he said.James is about to turn 33 next month but continues to put the entire Cavs team on his shoulders each game.Green also addressed the Cavs’ recent roster woes, which he attributes to LeBron’s extended minutes on the floor.“I don’t know who it is. But at the end of the day, if he’s doing it, he’s doing it for a reason,” Green said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fall to the floor during the first half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017, in Oakland, California.  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPApart from his unworldly talent on the basketball court, LeBron James is also perhaps best known for his durability, evading any significant injuries thoroughout his career.Despite getting up in age, his heavy usage rate on the court continues this season, especially with the recent struggles of the perennial contender Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgR Ashwin leaves training session after sustaining hand injury Ravichandran Ashwin was hit by a cricket ball during the morningsession on the final day of Team India’s preparatory camp in Bengaluru. Kohli and Co. fail one hour batting test at preparatory campThe India Test squad, ahead of the West Indies tour, was put to test in a Test cricket simulation exercise in which the Indian batsmen faced three pacers and three spinners each in their one hour session.Sai Praneeth, Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy pair win Canada Open badminton titles23-year-old Hyderabad shuttler Sai Praneeth made light work of his Koreanopponent Lee Hyun II 21-12, 21-10 on Sunday to win Canada Open 2016.Euro 2016: France eye Germany after ending Iceland’s dream The French team is wary about World Champions Germany threat but are geared up to write a new chapter in its football history.Man City manager Guardiola dismisses chances of signing MessiNewly-appointed Manchester City manager, who addressed a fan meet atEtihad Stadium, said Lionel Messi had to stay in Barcelona for the restof his career.last_img read more

first_imgGeneral view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 22: General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Recruiting is well underway for the class of 2019. Many top prospects have already offered up verbal commitments.Arizona State landed its first commitment of the Herm Edwards Era this week. It was Arizona State’s first 2019 commit.Incredibly, there are two Power 5 programs that have been shut out so far. They are still looking for their first commit in this cycle.The two programs are UCLA and Pitt.UCLA makes some sense because Chip Kelly is entering his first season as head coach of the Bruins. Even with Kelly’s reputation, it can take a new coach some time to get going on the recruiting trail.Pat Narduzzi is established at Pitt, however, so its more surprising he doesn’t have a commit. It seems linebacker Joe Smith is a candidate to become the first to pull the trigger.A linebacker came to #Pitt’s Sunday camp from Florida and now he’s feeling pretty good about the Panthers. Could he be the first 2019 commit?— Chris Peak (@PantherLair) June 4, 2018Just a hunch here: with the commitment flurry that occurs every June, expect Pitt and UCLA to land one sooner rather than later.In the meantime, fans of both programs will likely remain anxious.last_img read more

first_imgKerryon Johnson of Auburn leaps for a touchdown.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Kerryon Johnson #21 of the Auburn Tigers dives for a touchdown past Deandre Baker #18 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Auburn’s most well-known rivalry series is with Alabama in the Iron Bowl, and Georgia has its famous game against Florida, which is played in Jacksonville every year. The two share the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry as well, but that game may undergo a pretty big scheduling change.Right now, that makes for a really difficult November every year for the Tigers. Auburn plays Georgia and Alabama, often two of the best teams in the country, in the span of three weeks.Auburn has proposed a few different solutions to lighten that end-of-season load, and it sounds like we may be nearing one. As of now, the Tigers have Georgia and Alabama on the same home-road rotation as well, so in even years, they have to go to Athens and Tuscaloosa in the same month.Part of that issue stems from SEC expansion earlier this decade.When Missouri and Texas A&M were added to the league, Auburn got back-to-back home games against Georgia because of the wrench it through in the rotational conference schedule. Auburn would have to return the favor and head to Athens two years in a row to undo things and break up how their two rivalries are split, something Kirby Smart discussed last year.It sounds like that may be impossible until the current schedule rotation ends in 2024, but the Auburn-Georgia series could move up to September or October.That may come as soon as 2020. From 247Sports:Auburn, Georgia and the SEC are nearing an agreement to move the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry to earlier in the 2020 season in an effort to alleviate scheduling burdens for both schools, industry sources tell Auburn Undercover.The parties still have hurdles to overcome, but it is expected the 14 SEC schools and commissioner Greg Sankey will move forward to push the game to September or October, the sources said. The scheduling change would lift enormous weight from the Tigers’ difficult November schedule, which was set to feature away games at both Georgia and Alabama in the final three weeks of the regular season. Alabama won the SEC title in 2018 and Georgia defeated Auburn to win it in 2017.Having the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry earlier in the year would definitely feel weird. It has been a November game dating back to 1937.However, in the last few years, we’ve had some lean early weekends, especially in September. Moving a prominent SEC rivalry up could help matters there as well, though its unclear when exactly this proposal would change the 2020 game to.[247Sports]last_img read more

first_imgOklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)In mid-January, former Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall announced his plans to transfer within the Big 12.The former top recruit was line to become the starting quarterback for the Sooners, but the addition of Jalen Hurts complicated matters.He chose the West Virginia Mountaineers as his final collegiate landing spot. After just a few months with the program, he’s already made an impression on new head coach Neal Brown.In an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Brown named Kendall the team’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season.“Austin Kendall won our starting quarterback job. We tracked everything from spring practice through fall camp. Decision making, completion percentage, number of turnovers and scoring drives were tracked from spring practice all the way through fall camp. It was clear after Friday’s night scrimmage in the stadium that he earned it,” Brown said.Austin Kendall has been named QB 1️⃣.”It was clear after Friday’s night scrimmage in the stadium that he earned it.”— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) August 20, 2019Lincoln Riley and the Sooners initially attempted to block Kendall’s immediate eligibility for the Mountaineers.However, the team eventually gave up on that pursuit and allowed their former quarterback to play this season.After Will Grier left via the NFL draft, the Mountaineers had a major hole to fill. It will be a whole new experience for West Virginia fans as they take the field with a new head coach and new quarterback.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_img AP PuneJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 15:11 IST Kevin Anderson defeated Jaume Munar in straight sets in the quarter-finals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKevin Anderson beat Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Maharashtra OpenAnderson to meet Frenchman Gilles Simon in the semi-finalsThird-seeded Simon survived a scare before beating compatriot Benoit Paire 3-6, 7-6, 6-4Kevin Anderson advanced to the semi-finals of the Maharashtra Open by beating Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3. The top-seeded South African Kevin Anderson broke Jaume Munar four times to set up a meeting with Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat him in the 2018 final.”I thought I did a really good job creating opportunities and taking them, so definitely felt good out there,” Anderson said.”I’m happy with the way I’m playing and I have to come out and focus on what I do best and if I do that I’m going to give myself the best chance of getting through.”Third-seeded Simon survived a scare before beating compatriot Benoit Paire 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.Paire served for the match at 5-4 in the second set but Simon fought back to keep his title defense alive.Ivo Karlovic also advanced by defeating Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).The 39-year-old Karlovic will meet Steve Darcis, who beat fourth-seeded Malek Jaziri 7-5, 6-2.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Kevin AndersonFollow Jaume MunarFollow Gilles SimonFollow Maharashtra Open Kevin Anderson advances to the semi-finals of Maharashtra OpenKevin Anderson broke Jaume Munar four times to set up a semi-final meeting with Frenchman Gilles Simon.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor Le Labo – one of the world’s most selective perfume brands out there may have been born in Grasse (the fragrance capital of France) but they proudly make their products in New York City using the finest oils and natural products.Their Tubereuse 40 collection, so popular – the famous Park Hyatt in New York City fills their guest’s rooms with everything from their hand soap to shampoo.Le Labo perfumes are freshly handmade to order, making them a truly bespoke experience. After years of success, Le Labo is ready to launch their newest fragrance perfect for the modern man.THÉ NOIR 29. The cologne is an ode to the noble leaf and the craft that surrounds it.The fragrance hits the mark – deep, but fresh – soft – but still strong with the help of bergamot, fig, bay leaves and cedar wood. Vetiver and musk also make an appearance.Perfect for the office, that upcoming holiday party, a hot date….So if you are looking for something a little different, or need a little adventure – put down your usual spray and head into winter smelling fresh.Check out Le Labo’s collection here at their official website.  Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable last_img read more

first_imgzoom The platform supply vessels ‘Blue Fighter’ and ‘Blue Prosper’ have entered into long-term contracts with Apache for work in the North Sea.Both vessels were delivered in 2012, and entered into one year contracts for Apache. The contracts have now been renewed for another year with the option for an additional year.The ships are owned by Blue Ship Invest and operated by Remøy Shipping.Ulstein, October 16, 2013last_img

first_imgNova Scotians are encouraged to reserve some time with nature by visiting provincial camping parks. The provincial park reservation lines will open Saturday, April 2. “Nova Scotia parks have more to offer than ever,” said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker. “By investing in our park system, we are providing first-class facilities that offer visitors more opportunities to enjoy nature’s finest experiences. “Parks are a great way for families to get together and spend quality time while enjoying Nova Scotia’s natural beauty.” Laurie Provincial Park along with sites in Mira, Whycocomagh and Cape Chignecto all benefitted from the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. Redeveloped Laurie Park has upgraded campsites, a new central washroom and improved services. Mira River Provincial Park will offer the most campsites in the province, a new washroom and serviced sites. At Cape Chignecto, visitors will have a chance to use upgraded trails as part of their experience. Whycocomagh Provincial Park added serviced sites and the first Yurts, which are tent-like structures with nylon and canvas covering a steel frame. Visitors can choose sites within camping parks through the online reservation system by following the link at or by calling 1-888-544-3434, between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. Service is available in English and French. Beyond camping, provincial parks provide attractions and activities for all ages, from observers to the experienced outdoors people. Facilities include beach and day-use parks, as well as many trails. Day-use provincial parks operate from Victoria Day weekend until Thanksgiving Day weekend. Camping park dates vary by park, with openings in May and June and closings in September and October. Reservation fees are $9, with a $7 cancellation fee. Fees are $18.36 for basic camping, $24.48 for parks with flush toilets and showers and $32.64 for water and electrical sites at Porters Lake. Wi-Fi is available at a designated area in 12 of the camping parks from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No alcohol is permitted in provincial parks from the opening date to checkout time on July 3. For more information, go to the provincial parks website at .last_img read more

first_imgDubai: As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf’s narrow mouth, the Strait of Hormuz, 20% of all crude oil sold passes onto the world market. Any disruption there likely will see energy prices spike. The U.S. has been willing to use its firepower to ensure that doesn’t happen. It escorted ships here in the so-called 1980s “Tanker War .” America fought its last major naval battle in these waters in 1988 against Iran. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Now, the U.S. Navy is trying to put together a new coalition of nations to counter what it sees as a renewed maritime threat from Iran. But the situation decades later couldn’t be more different. The U.S. public is fatigued from years of Mideast warfare after the Sept. 11 attacks. The demand for Persian Gulf oil has switched to Asia. Gulf Arab nations poured billions of dollars into their own weapons purchases while inviting a host of nations to station their own forces here, even as infighting dominates their relations. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Meanwhile, Iran finds itself backed into a corner and ready for a possible conflict it had 30 years for which to prepare. It stands poised this week to further break the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, over a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord and imposed crippling sanctions on the country. “It is plausible to imagine a scenario where these forces stumble into some type of accidental escalation,” said Becca Wasser, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corp. who studies the region. “While U.S. efforts are intended to deter, Iran may view increased U.S. maritime presence as offensive in nature or as preparation for a larger attack on Iran and respond accordingly.” The U.S.-led Sentinel Program aims to secure the broader Persian Gulf region. It includes surveillance of the Strait of Hormuz and the Bab el-Mandeb, another narrow strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden off Yemen and East Africa. Smaller patrol boats and other craft will be available for rapid response. The plan also allows for nations to escort their own ships through the region, said Cmdr. Joshua Frey, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which oversees the region. For now, the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet is not escorting U.S.-flagged ships through waters, though that remains a possibility, he said. So far, only Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom have said they’ll join the U.S. program. India has begun escorting its own ships independently of the U.S. coalition, while China has suggested it could get involved as well. The U.S. Navy has sent Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to chokepoint positions, like either end of the Strait of Hormuz. There, they observe ship traffic and monitor for anything unusual as drones and other aircraft fly surveillance routes overhead, Frey said. Some of what the U.S. plan calls for already falls under the routine operations of the 5th Fleet, which has been in the region since 1995. U.S. Navy ships coming in and out of the Persian Gulf often find themselves shadowed by Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels. Some incidents have seen the U.S. fire warning shots or Iranian forces test-fire missiles nearby. What’s different now though is shippers find themselves under attack. The U.S. blames Iran for the apparent limpet mine explosions on four vessels in May and another two in June sailing in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, something Iran denies being behind. Iran also seized a British-flagged oil tanker and another based in the United Arab Emirates. Facing growing financial pressure from U.S. sanctions on its oil industry, Iran has sought diplomatic support from those still in the deal, while increasing pressure militarily as well. Even President Hassan Rouhani, who had supported rapprochement with the U.S. in the run-up to the 2015 deal, has been threatening to close off the Strait of Hormuz if Tehran can’t sell its oil abroad. “If someday, the United States decides to block Iran’s oil, no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf,” he told a cheering crowd in December 2018. That raises the stakes for conflict. “The United States is not seeking a military confrontation, and are certainly not soliciting international support for any provocation,” Frey said. “With that said, while the intent of our presence is deterrence and stability, we are prepared to defend (coalition) member nations’ interests from attacks in the maritime domain.” But it won’t be just the United States involved if things spin out of control, nor will it likely be confined to the high seas. Since the 1980 Carter Doctrine, the U.S. has vowed to use its military power to defend its interests in the oil-rich Persian Gulf. That saw America enter the “Tanker War” toward the end of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, in which U.S. naval ships escorted reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers. It culminated in a one-day naval battle between Washington and Tehran, and also saw America accidentally shoot down an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people. The 1991 Gulf War, in which a U.S.-led coalition expelled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s troops from Kuwait, further cemented America’s presence, as did its later wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.last_img read more

first_imgLENDRUM TOWNSHIP, Ont. – Police say four people killed in a two-vehicle crash in northern Ontario over the weekend were from Calgary and Winnipeg.Ontario provincial police say the collision happened Sunday in Lendrum Township, about 15 kilometres south of Wawa, Ont., when a southbound vehicle struck a moose and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a northbound vehicle.They say all five people in the northbound vehicle were taken to hospital with serious injuries and two of them died.Police have identified those two people as 51-year-old Cynthia Caraoa and nine-year-old Anika Caraoa of Winnipeg.They say two people in the southbound vehicle were pronounced dead on scene and two others were also transported to hospital with serious injuries.Police identified the deceased as 45-year-old Fatos Metko and 14-year-old Fioralb Metko of Calgary.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly said five people were in the vehicle that struck the moose.last_img read more

first_imgTom Fennario APTN NewsJuliette Lisbeth Jérôme says she still has stains in her hair from the pepper spray attack.The Lac Simon First Nation woman says a stranger yelled racial slurs at her and her boyfriend before suddenly wielding the spray can last September.“It burned my eyes, and half my mouth became swollen, right here, my cheek also, I couldn’t feel anything,” Jérôme told the Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations in Val-d’Or on Thursday.What makes the incident even more upsetting for Jérôme is what she calls the police’s lack of response.“The complaint that we made, our statement, they don’t seem to take it into consideration, there’s still no investigation,” she testified.The Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations was spurred by accusations that provincial police were abusing Indigenous people in the city of Val-d’Or.Adding insult to injury, Jérôme said she recognizes the man who assaulted her. She said he works at a local grocery store.“Last time I saw him at the IGA he said to me ‘Oh, let me go get my pepper spray’. He still threatens me, it doesn’t stop.”When questioned why she doesn’t go to police to provide this new information, she said she’s afraid.Jérôme had her own run-in with the provincial police this past Christmas. She was charged and found guilty of simple assault for repeatedly hitting her boyfriend with her purse.Jérôme marvels at how her own case was treated – compared to the assault she reported.And she said she’s not the only Algonquin to feel this way.“The police come down hard on Indigenous folks, and that’s discrimination and that needs to be fixed and needs to be stopped.”Jérôme hopes the Quebec inquiry will address what she sees as a double standard.The hearings continue Friday and the final report is due in September 2019.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

first_imgBhopal: BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday threatened to “reconsider” continuing support to the Kamal Nath-led government in Madhya Pradesh after her party candidate from Guna Lok Sabha seat joined the Congress.BSP candidate from Guna, Lokendra Singh Rajput, joined the Congress on Monday evening and extended his support to Guna’s sitting MP and Congress candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia. Reacting to it, Mayawati on her official twitter handle said, “The Congress is not behind of BJP in misusing the government machinery. The Congress has intimidated the BSP candidate from Guna in MP to withdraw from the fray.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”But, the BSP would reply by contesting the elections on its own symbol and also reconsider continuation of support to the Congress government,” she tweeted in Hindi. In the last year’s state Assembly polls, the Congress emerged as the single largest party in the 230-member House with 114 seats, two short of the simple majority mark. It formed the government with the support of two legislators of the BSP, one MLA of the Samajwadi Party and four Independents. The BJP won 109 seats in the state polls.last_img read more

Rabat – On Wednesday morning a truck bomb exploded in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded after the attack which rocked the area near the presidential palace near Zanbaq Square.The blast, which happened during the morning rush hour, caused widespread panic and reportedly left a crater that was about four meters deep. After two hours, smoke was still rising from the scene and shops nearly a mile away from the blast experienced blown out windows.According to a statement from the police chief in Kabul, the bomb consisted of a tanker truck packed with explosives. Video footage, captured by witness, shows the extent of the damage to buildings in the area. Security around the blast site was tight and included forces from the coalition led by the United States. Afghan forces patrolled the scene while intelligence officers checked the paperwork of workers to prevent the possibility of a follow up attack.The German Embassy, which is located close to Zanbaq Square, was extensively damaged and at least one Afghan security guard employed by the embassy had been killed. Many German nationals had reportedly been injured and photos show victims using makeshift bandages.The attacks came a few days into the holy month of Ramadan. read more

Rabat – The 2018 Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World continues to bring international and national artists, delighting their fans on the six stages of the capital.A day before the end of the festival, which boasted superstars such as Bruno Mars, Nancy Ajram, Kadim Al Sahir, and French Montana, the show must go on, as several artists are expected to perform tonight, Friday, June 29.Maria Taledo at Mohammed V National Theater: The Spanish singer Maria Taledo will bring some flamenco vibe to the Mohammed V National Theater at 7:30 p.m. Maria Toledo represents the new image of contemporary flamenco. She is the first woman to sing flamenco and play the piano at a time.She has released four hit albums: “Maria Toledo,” “Uñas Rojas,” “ConSentido,” and “Magnética.” The 34-year old artist has been nominated several times for the Latin Grammy Awards. Imad Benomar, Nouamane Belaiachi, and TiiwTiiw at Salé:Moroccan singers Imad Benomar, Nouamane Belaiachi will start their show at 9:30 p.m.Born in Tetouan, Imad Benomar is a young artist whose music is between Arabic pop and Moroccan raï. He started posting videos on his YouTube channel as of July 2015. Some of his videos have reached a million views.Nouamane Belaiachi is a 25 year-old singer-songwriter, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Rocked in classical music and raï, this young Tétouani artist recorded his first song “Kheles El Kalam” in 2011.Tiiw Tiiw is a Rraï singer, ex-comedian, and Belgian producer of Moroccan origin. Between 2008 and 2014, Iliass became known with his band of dDakka mMarrakchia known in Brussels as Dakka TiiwTiiw. A few years later, he embarked on a singing career and is already one of the most influential Moroccan singers in the Maghreb with millions of views on YouTube.Ahmed Chiba and Douzi at Nahda:The oriental stage will welcome Egyptian and Algerian stars Ahmed Chiba and Douzi, starting at 10 p.m.Recognized as the youngest raï—Algerian folk music—artist, Moroccan singer Douzi sings in multiple languages, including Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Turkish, and Hindi.Ahmed Chiba is an Egyptian singer who is famous for his song “Ah law laebt ya zahr,” which received over 10 million views on YouTube and has even been translated into English.Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 featuring Yasiin Bey at Bouregreg:The band Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 featuring Yasiin Bey will perform at the African stage of Bouregreg at 10 p.m.A son of the king of Afrobeat Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun Kuti learned saxophone and piano from the age of 8 years. One year later, he joined as chorister his father’s orchestra, Egypt 80. After the death of Fela, Seun Kuti took over and is now the worthy heir of Afrobeat thanks to his unique phrasing and the incomparable groove of a legendary formation.The Weeknd at OLM Souissi:Last but certainly not least, The Weeknd. Festival-goers will call out his name, starting 10 p.m. at the international stage of OLM Souissi. Born Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd is a 28-year-old R&B and pop performer whose debut “Trilogy” was gold-certified. He has scored 8 top ten entries in the Billboard Hot 100 list, including hits such as “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “Starboy.” read more

Rabat – Air Arabia Maroc has announced it will launch a new round-trip domestic service connecting Tangier and Marrakech on October 28.Low-cost airline Air Arabia Maroc made the announcement Tuesday in a statement.The Airbus A320, with a capacity of 174 seats, will be used in the flight. The flight will be operational three days a week: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The plane will depart from Tangier at 7 a.m. and arrive in Marrakech at 8:10 a.m.. The return flight from Marrakech to Tangier will fly at 8:40 p.m. and arrive at 9:50 p.m.The flight will be part of the route between Dakhla and Tangier, and the Marrakech stop will be a technical stop of 40 minutes between the two. Air Arabia Maroc “continues its ongoing commitment for the development of domestic tourism in the kingdom,” the statement said.With the new service, Air Arabia Maroc’s network now has six domestic flights. In June, Air Arabia Maroc added a new round-trip domestic service connecting Casablanca and Nador. The airline opened its first domestic service connecting Fez and Marrakech in June 2017.Air Arabia Maroc, headquartered in Casablanca, is a member of the Air Arabia group. It was launched in April 2009.  The airline is considered to be Morocco’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC). read more

BEIJING — China’s economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions.Tuesday’s announcement, carried by the official Xinhua News Agency, follows talks last week in Beijing that a U.S. envoy said “made headway” on key issues.Negotiators face a March 2 deadline for planned American tariff hikes on $200 billion of Chinese imports to take effect.Xinhua said Vice Premier Liu He will hold talks with the top U.S. trade envoy, Robert Lighthizer, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.The Associated Press read more