Amit Panghal Pleads His Coach Should Get Dronacharya Award After World Boxing Championships Silver

first_img Amit Panghalarjuna awardDronacharya awardWorld Boxing Championships First Published: September 22, 2019, 4:11 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Ignored for the Arjuna award due to an “inadvertent” doping violation in 2012, trailblazing Indian boxing ace Amit Panghal (52kg) said he does not care about personal honours but pleaded for a Dronacharya award for his formative coach Anil Dhankar.Panghal became the first Indian boxer to claim a silver medal at the just-concluded World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He is also an Asian Games and Asian Championships gold-medallist. However, he has not been considered for Arjuna award due to a failed dope test back in 2012, for which he served a one-year ban. The “inadvertent” violation was during the treatment he underwent for chicken pox that year.”I don’t really care for awards for myself but I would be grateful if Anil Dhankar, my formative coach, is considered for the Dronacharya. He has shaped me in my early years and had it not been for him, I would not be the boxer that I am today,” Panghal told PTI.”I began boxing in 2008 and Dhankar sir has been my rock ever since. Even now, it is Dhankar sir that I go to when I need guidance on any matter. An award for him would be an award for me too. In fact, it will make me happier,” he said.The 45-year-old Dhankar has never been involved with any of the national teams but was a national-level medallist during his time as a boxer. He was thankful to his ward for the affection.”I have actually known him since 2005. To me, he is family. I have a close relationship with all his family members and he is like my own child. I still remember how skillful he came across despite being so small. He has made me very proud,” he said.The Boxing Federation of India has vowed to nominate Panghal every year till the time his name is among the winners.”The BFI insists it will keep nominating me, I am thankful for this consideration. But all I want to do is win medals for India and I am glad I am able to do that wherever I compete,” he said.”As long as I am winning medals for the country, personal awards do not matter to me,” he added.The 23-year-old Naib Subedar in the Indian Army has been in the form of his life for the past two years. And even a change in weight category — from 49kg to 52kg has had little impact on his performances.By his own admission, he was wary of how things would pan out after the jump but a gold medal at the Asian Championships and the silver at the world showpiece has all but buried any skepticism in his mind.The next big assignment for him would be the Asian Olympic Qualifying tournament in China next February.”It is another challenge and I am trying to better myself for it. Power in punches would be crucial and I am working towards it,” he said. last_img read more

ESPN’s FPI Ranks All 128 College Football Teams Heading Into 2016 Season

first_imgESPN's college football graphic.ESPN FPI ESPNESPNCollege football season will be here in less than two months. If you’re looking for a quick primer on which teams are the favorites to take home the hardware in 2016, we’ve got you covered.ESPN’s FPI, which, according to the network, is a “measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season”, predicts that Florida State will be tops this year. The Seminoles are projected to win 10.6 games, despite having the nation’s third-hardest schedule.LSU, Oklahoma, Clemson and Tennessee round out the rest of the top five. Alabama, last year’s national champion, comes in at No. 6. Here’s the top 25:1. Florida State 2. LSU 3. Oklahoma 4. Clemson 5. Tennessee 6. Alabama 7. Ole Miss 8. Oklahoma State 9. USC 10. Georgia 11. Michigan 12. UCLA 13. Washington 14. Texas A&M 15. Ohio State 16. Louisville 17. Auburn 18. Florida 19. Notre Dame 20. North Carolina 21. Stanford 22. Baylor 23. Texas 24. Pittsburgh 25. ArkansasIf you’d like to see where all 128 teams rank, head on over to ESPN. Only time will tell how accurate their rankings turn out to be.last_img read more

Feel Good Friday – Rose & Fitzgerald

first_img Moving Tips: How to Make Moving Day as Easy as Possible The Best Travel Outfit for Everything from a Weekend Getaway to a Week-Long Business Trip The G-RO SIX Is a 6-Wheel, Push-Style Travel Carry-On Unlike Any Other Imagine picking up from the land of plenty and moving across the world to a third world country. That is exactly what husband and wife Courtney Rose and Laren Fitzgerald did in 2012 in order for Laren to be closer to the work he does for the amazing non-profit, Bridgeway Foundation.Moving from Los Angeles to Kampala, Uganda is quite a bold move but the couple has made the country their home and, once settled, launched their company, Rose & Fitzgerald. The concept came from their need for practical, everyday items that were both beautiful and well made. As Courtney told us, “I started commissioning carpenters and seamstresses to make pillows, lamps, cutting boards, oversized bowls, and barware, like cow horn whisky tumblers and a wood wine holder—and all of these items started to make our home feel warm, inviting and lived-in.”Related: Eco-Awesomeness in Mozambique.The more she worked with these artisans the more she wanted to share these pieces with the world. Hence, Rose & Fitzgerald was born. The couple works closely with the artisans to provide them with consistent business while enhancing artistic traditions with a modern aesthetic.Rose & Fitzgerald: Our Story from Rose & Fitzgerald on Vimeo.Some of the highlights from the collection include (ahem, Mother’s Day is May 10th):Original Wine HolderMade from hand-selected Mugavu logs from the wooded forests of central Uganda, the light, slender form and unique curvature of this minimalist wine holder make it the perfect way to display your favorite vintage bottle. Hand carved on a lathe, it undergoes a long sanding process and is then sealed with a wood lacquer, giving it a smooth and seamless finish.Cow Horn Whisky TumblersThese ethically sourced cow horn whisky tumblers are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite single-malt whisky. Valued for both its hardness and its ability to become pliable when heated, Ankole cattle horn has been used by East Africans for centuries. These natural horn tumblers were hand carved on a lathe, and then shaped and molded at high temperatures to fit perfectly in your hand. They were meticulously sanded, polished, and then sealed with a food-safe lacquer for a smooth and shiny finish. Due to the considerable size of Ankole horns and their wide range of naturally occurring colors, these tumblers are truly one-of-a-kind; no two are exactly alike. Ankole cow horn is indigenous to East Africa, making this material extremely rare.Cow Horn & Brass Bottle OpenerMade from ethically sourced, hand-selected Ugandan cow horn and recycled, industrial scrap brass, this completely unique bottle opener is essential for the bar. The brass piece was measured and cut out by hand from a solid 3mm brass sheet, was sanded and then buffed to perfection. The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection Editors’ Recommendations Men’s Apartment Essentials to Turn Your Bachelor Pad Into a Homelast_img read more

Berlin Opens World’s Largest Street Art Museum (and It’s Free)

first_img Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Growing Legend of Fort George Brewery’s Yearly Release, 3-Way IPA Editors’ Recommendations Not long ago, graffiti was little more than an illegal nuisance in most cities. Fast-forward a few short years and, thanks to Banksy and others, the underground artform has quickly become mainstream. Now, Berlin — a city world-renowned for recognizing the value of its subcultures and their many contributions to art, culture, and community — has just opened the world’s largest street art museum.The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art (their marketing department clearly has some work to do) is situated in a beautiful, five-story building on the capital city’s Bülowstraße. The surrounding section of the west side Schöneberg neighborhood has, in recent years, become a vital link to the burgeoning street art community. Several buildings in the area already feature some of Berlin’s most eye-popping, building-size works.center_img The museum itself boasts a facade that combines more than 8,000 square feet of painted murals. All are drafted on removable panels which can be rotated and archived. Works from more than 30 artists also envelop the tracks of the nearby train station.Inside the museum, a sleek, industrial design (thanks in part to the contemporary architecture firm Graft) serves as the building’s structure and the necessary canvas for its large-scale exhibits. Ten curators worked with more than 150 artists on the exclusive inaugural exhibition. A wide range of genre — including sculptures, paste-ups, acrylic, and legit graffiti — are on display from world-renowned local and international names like Olek, Fintan Magee, Shepard Fairey, and Lora Zombie.The interior anchors a larger multi-use space intended to foster creativity and creation among the growing population of local urban artists. Numerous research and exchange programs, creative workshops, and live and open-air performances are already on the calendar.The official opening took place September 16 on Bülowstraße, between Frobenstraße and Nollendorplatz. The event included skateboarding and breakdancing performances, yoga sessions, and the live creation of numerous exhibits by local artists. Visitors were encouraged to contribute by leaving their mark on a community art wall.The museum is slated to be open indefinitely, and the best part is that it’s 100 percent free. The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Live the High Line Life at This Zaha Hadid-Designed Penthouselast_img read more

Your Grace: Ireland’s Knockdrin Castle Could Be Yours (for $16.6 Million)

first_img The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Prince Harry may have gotten the girl (actress Meghan Markle), but you can still have the digs of royalty.Knockdrin Castle, an 18th-century Gothic Revival castle in Westmeath, Ireland, is up for sale. With 12 bedrooms, five baths, and more than 1,000 acres of rolling parkland greener than a shamrock, Knockdrin will give you the straight #feels of being a king.Plus, there’s plenty of room to do activities while waiting for Game of Thrones returns. (We’re imagining the most epic game of hide-and-seek.)The grounds of Knockdrin include a barn, separate guest quarters, library, carriage house, wine cellar and grotto, horse facilities, more than four fireplaces, the private lake Lough Drin, gardens, and a calm waterfront. The hidden jewel and ultimate bragging right of owning this estate is hidden in the architecture.Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’sKnockdrin Castle is considered one of the pinnacle design examples of the transition from Classicism to Gothic design. (It’s so famous it even has its own Wikipedia page.)During the castle’s construction circa 1810, Gothic architecture wasn’t even an established ideology, let alone a common design doctrine. Blending the then-avant garde Gothic nods (i.e. flying buttress, stone structures, large expanses of glass, and sharply pointed spires), designer Sir Richard Morrison added current classical principles to the estate’s proportions and symmetry (i.e. straight lines and rational geometry).And Morrison really did design the heck out of the home. Take a closer look at any nook and corner of Knockdrin and you’ll get lost in the detailed ornamentation and late-Medieval trappings. However, unlike hardcore Gothic design, the castle maintains its ethereal Classical lightness, so you won’t feel like the Hunchback hiding in the dark shadows. You will, however, be constantly torn between having a cigar in your finest slippers or practicing your sword fighting.Lending to its rare and classic aesthetic is a lightly worn essence and the accommodation of elegance and light. Take, for instance, the top-lit staircase made of carved oak and central glazed dome letting in natural light.As for accommodations (you can’t not invite all your friends and throw a dinner party), there’s plenty of room for entertaining, including a ground-floor reception hall, drawing room, dining room, and ballroom. Following the festivities, you and your guests can rest easy knowing there’s about 19,375 square feet of gorgeous bedrooms, including the Crown Bedroom, where Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain’s prime ministers, rested his laurels here for a bit. His ‘rents, Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, were regular hunting visitors to the estate (it’s fox country). A little more background on its former owners: the castle was home to the a previous president of Dublin City University.Feeling like royalty will cost, however, a little shy of a family fortune. Knockdrin is listed by Sotheby’s for nearly $16.6 million ($16,574,586), which is up from the initial $15,852,513 price tag when we first reported on its availability in December 2017.Or you can do as the Irish Infantry did in World War II and just invade the castle for a weekend before handing it back.Article originally published on December 26, 2017. Last updated on April 6, 2018 to reflect the change in price. 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Next Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Editors’ Recommendations Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection Knockdrin Castle/Sotheby’s Previous How to Support the Teachers in Your Life 1 of 8last_img read more

Jamaica Will Earn from Protection of Traditional Knowledge – Minister Hylton

first_imgMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has hailed the move to protect traditional knowledge within the region, noting that this will increase the earning capacity of Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.He was addressing Wednesday’s (May 29) consultation on a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) project to establish a regional framework for the protection of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions, and genetic resources, at JAMPRO’s New Kingston offices.Mr. Hylton said the Government sees the development of a cultural and creative industry policy as an imperative, and is reforming the secured transactions framework,  which will allow borrowers to pledge moveable assets such as intellectual property, as security for loans.“Ultimately, the goal is to drive commercialisation efforts within the creative industries,” he stated.The Minister noted further that several agencies within the Ministry, including the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and JAMPRO, have developed programmes to support this sector.The regional initiative to protect traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources, took root at a WIPO meeting of Ministers with responsibility for intellectual property in 2006, with the working group formed at a meeting in Kingston in 2008.From the various consultations, policy papers were written, which seek to guide the process of a regional framework.Consultant for WIPO and Chairperson of the Regional Working Group, Mary Ann Richards, noted that the countries of the region need to have a national position before adopting an international position, hence the consultations.She pointed out that the use of traditional cultural materials can contribute to the economic development of traditional communities through the establishment of community enterprises and co-operatives, local job creation, skills development, appropriate tourism and trade in products.In the meantime, Executive Director of JIPO, Carol Simpson, said the agency has been working with local maroon and Rastafarian communities, providing training support to help them document and preserve their traditions and cultural activities.This support was made possible through the assistance of WIPO, the Smithsonian Institute, Duke University and the United States Folk Life Centre, which donated equipment for documentation.The draft report notes that traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions are living bodies of knowledge developed, sustained and passed on from generation to generation, and are important elements of the cultural heritage and spiritual identity of many local and indigenous communities, nations and regions with a shared history.Genetic resources are parts of biological materials that contain genetic information of value; and are capable of reproducing or being reproduced.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detouris available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Carl’s Lake Bridge Carl’s Lake Bridge on Merland Church Road, Merland, is closed toall traffic until further notice for repairs. A detour is available on Monastery Road to Trunk 4 in Monastery.Traffic control consists of signs. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs, Pictou Co., isre-opened to one lane of traffic. Traffic control consists oftraffic signals. The road was closed on Feb. 9 due to acollision. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project betweenExit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Traffic travelling inbound and outbound on Highway 103 willperiodically have to detour at the off-ramps at Exit 4 and Exit5, cross Trunk 3 at Exit 4 and Route 213 at Exit 5, and return onto Highway 103. The periodic detours at both exits will occuruntil Friday, March 11, while the temporary interchangestructures are removed. Minor blasting may occur near exits 4 and 5 between 9 a.m. and3:30 p.m. until March 31. Efforts will be made to minimize delaysat peak travelling times. Traffic control will consist of signs and traffic controlpersons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. -30- Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists ofsigns. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Coxheath Road Work will continue on the interchange ramps on Coxheath Roaduntil June. Traffic control persons are in place. A detour is available onRoute 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. DIGBY COUNTY: Gates Bridge Gates Bridge, near the intersection of Sissiboo Road and GatesLane, will have a 10-tonne weight restriction until bridgerepairs are complete. Heavy vehicles are advised to use Trunk 1 and cross the SissibooRiver at Weymouth. Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371last_img read more


first_img Facebook It’s understandable if you’ve been too busy binging on the latest plethora of hit TV series, web series, mini series, etc. to notice the changes happening in the TV industry. TV is changing. Or rather, has changed. There are numerous ways to consume content now and a range of new platforms for viewers to choose from – there is more content and more options for viewers than ever before. The demand for fresh and exciting content is higher than ever as viewers hunger for new shows. That’s why our renowned program, the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, remains one constant in the TV industry: it’s a go-to source for scouting new talent and original voices who go on to create must-watch TV (in all its forms).The Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, presented in association with ABC Signature Studios, delivers a real-world story room experience and an intense professional and project development process for six TV writers a year. The program has attracted some of Canada’s most prolific and successful showrunners to lead the story room as Executive Producer in Residence (like Michael MacLennan [ Bomb Girls], Graeme Manson [Orphan Black], Karen Walton [Orphan Black, The Listener] and Brad Wright [Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe], to name a few), but what’s more is that the program draws some of Canada’s finest creative talent, that studios and networks seek out as being the next hot writers and showrunners. Many alumni of the program have gone on to create their own series and to write for hit TV series.Tara Armstrong, a 2014 alumna, is currently in production on Season 2 of her series Mary Kills People(Global TV). Comedy series What Would Sal Do?, created by 2008 alumnus Andrew De Angelis, premiered on HBO Canada and CraveTV in March 2017. Blain Watters, who was part of the 2013 program, wrote for Season 1 of Between (Netflix). Karen Nielsen, an alumna of last year’s program, has been hired to write an episode of the next X-Files revival season.“CFC helped me launch the career I’ve been working towards my entire life. Since graduating, I have had the script I developed through the [Bell Media] Prime Time Program, ‘Parker’s Fall,’ optioned by ABC Signature Studios, as well as another one of my original series has been optioned, and I’m now writing an episode of The X-Files.” – Karen Nielsen LISA CODRINGTONLisa Codrington is an actor and writer based in Toronto. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Drama and is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Theatre Award and the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights. Selected playwriting credits include The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (Shaw Festival); Up the Garden Path (Obsidian Theatre); The Aftermath (The New Groundswell Festival – Nightwood Theatre); The Colony (Opera to Go – Tapestry); Cast Iron (Nightwood Theatre & Obsidian Theatre). Originally from Winnipeg, she holds a BA in Criminology from the University of Manitoba and a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University. Advertisement A.J. DEMERSA.J. Demers is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and producer. He has written and performed 100 episodes of his satire segment, The Spin (Sam Ross Award) for CityTV. His television writing credits include shows on Viceland, CMT, and CBC. He is an alumnus of the NSI’s Feature First Program and his feature film Rust, a punk rock mother-daughter drama, with producer Trinni Franke and director Anita Doron, is slated for production in 2018. Demers is currently developing two original series, the horror/police drama, Dunwich, and the private investigator procedural, Impossible. In addition to his writing, as an improviser, Demers has performed in well over two thousand stage shows around the world and spent three years touring with the ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again, where he rapped for Bill Gates. Demers holds an MFA from UBC in creative writing. JORDI MANDJordi Mand is a Toronto-based playwright who has worked with some of Canada’s most prominent theatre companies. Her first play, Between the Sheets, was produced by Nightwood Theatre in 2012 and has been produced nationally, internationally and was published by Playwrights Canada Press. Her second play, Caught, was produced by Theatre Passe Muraille in 2016. Mand has been a Playwright-in-Residence with Theatre Passe Muraille, Carousel Players and Nightswimming Theatre. She is a past member of the Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit and the Stratford Festival’s Playwrights Retreat. Upcoming: world premiere of her new plays This Will Be Excellent (Carousel Players) and Brontë: The World Without (Stratford Festival). Mand is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. JULIA HOLDWAYJulia Holdway is a Vancouver-based screenwriter with two produced TV movies and a third one going into production in October 2017. Her pilot Infamouswas a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab. She has written and directed four short films, which have screened at festivals and art galleries in New York and London. Holdway has worked on the production side of television and film as a script coordinator and producers’ assistant on various shows, including Bates Motel, Warcraft and Roadies. Last summer, she was invited by the Executive Producers, Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse, to be part of the writers’ room in LA for the final season of Bates Motel. She began her career working in the art world in London and then Los Angeles before pursuing her career in screenwriting. Holdway holds a BFA from Ryerson University Image Arts Film Program and an MA in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (an affiliate of Manchester University. Advertisement Additionally, eOne recently announced that 2010 alumna Sandra Chwialkowska will pen their co-pro, the French-language series Mensonges, which it is adapting for English-speaking markets, and they tapped 2013 alumna Marsha Greene to pen their short-form series, The Six. The program also helped develop smash-hit Emmy Award-winning series Orphan Black, which recently saw its series finale, in the 2008 story room, and Travelers, whose second season is set to premiere this Fall on Netflix, began its development during the 2014 Prime Time TV Program.What’s next for the program? Six new writers will join the ranks of these CFC alumni as they embark on the 2017 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, which officially starts on September 18, 2017.“We have remarkable TV writers in Canada,” said Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer. “Year after year, we are excited to welcome talented TV creators into our program and learn what sorts of stories and themes drive them. This year was another very strong year of applicants, and we are delighted to have these six writers on board.”With award-winning writer/producer Dennis Heaton at the helm of the 2017 story room, these writers are armed with an amazing showrunner and mentor, as well as the talent and skills to take on the changing TV industry, pens (keyboards?) blazing.Meet the 2017 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program residents: Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment RJ LACKIERJ Lackie is a writer-producer and a graduate of Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media. He has written and co-written more than 100 produced episodes of dramatic digital series, includingInhuman Condition (Canadian Screen Award 2016 nominee), All For One (Official Selection, T.O. Webfest 2017), forthcoming dark thriller Damaged, and LGBT personality Kaitlyn Alexander’s Couple-ish (Streamy Awards 2016 nominee). His feature debut as a screenwriter, sci-fi adventure Darken(dir. Audrey Cummings), will premiere later this year. His work in digital series has been praised in The Guardian, Vox and AfterEllen, and called “a step forward for the medium” by Bloody Disgusting. Advertisement LAURIE ANNE SMITHLaurie Anne “LA” Smith is an adventurous storyteller who has spent the last 15 years in unscripted TV as a writer and director, and in senior story positions. Smith travelled the world as a story producer for the last two seasons of The Amazing Race Canada, and has been a passionate leader on other competition series such as Game of Homes and the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs Australia. Smith has crafted stories for more than 60 hours of television with story editor credits that include Discovery’s hit shows Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401. Her work has aired internationally and on North America’s top-rated networks. Smith has conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and specializes in coaxing out stories and transforming them into entertainment. She graduated with distinction from the University of Regina’s post-graduate Journalism program, and holds a BA in English and Psychology from Carleton University.By Cory Angeletti-Szaszlast_img read more

Polisario Threatens to Violate UN Restrictions in Guerguerat Buffer Zone

Rabat – Polisario members are planning to repeat their controversial maneuvers disturbing participants of the Monaco-Dakar Rally again this year.Polisario again threatens to violate the Guerguerat buffer zone, a thin strip of land on the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara in southern Morocco. The Africa Eco race winds through Guerguerat between Morocco and Mauritania on its way from Monaco in Europe to Dakar, Senegal.Pro-Polisario news outlet Futurosahara reported that “the Monaco-Dakar Rally organizers ignore the Sahrawi authorities’ warnings for the second year in a row.” The separatist website also confirmed that Polisario sent two vehicles to the region last year,urging MINURSO to “take necessary measures.”Read Also: Facts about Western Sahara Conflict that You Should KnowThe news outlet added that Sahrawis warned the organizers that they will “hinder the passage of the rally in case of a provocation from the participants through carrying the Moroccan flag or any provocative map.”To cover up its intentions, Futurosahara reported that a source from the Polisario denied any development in the region.The participants of the rally are expected to arrive in Mauritania through Guerguerat on January 7.The threats are not new; Polisario members defied UN resolutions by penetrating the buffer zone in January 2018. Polisario’s self-styled “civilian police” sent two vehicles to the race hoping to hinder and intercept two participants of the rally challenge coming from Dakhla.If the pattern continues this year, the UN may take strict measures against Polisario. The Security Council issued a warning in October, calling on Polisario not to change the status quo of the region or hamper the UN-led political process.Through its Resolution 2440, the Security Council also called on Polisario to refrain from relocating or constructing any facilities in the areas that Polisario has long claimed as “liberated zones.” read more

WatchTrudeau to warn Trump of incredibly negative impact of auto import tariffs

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he plans to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that his threat to slap tariffs of up to 25 per cent on vehicle imports would have an “incredibly negative effect” on the American economy.The president’s request on Wednesday that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross consider whether the imports of automobiles and auto parts threaten national security is likely linked to troubled negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, the prime minister said.“We know everything is tied to the ongoing negotiations with NAFTA,” Trudeau told reporters in La Malbaie, Que., site of the upcoming G7 Summit in early June.“It’s clear we don’t take anything lightly but it’s certain that to try and understand what the links are between the national security of the U.S. and cars potentially made in Ontario, it’s starting to become less and less pertinent or justified in any kind of rigorous or intellectually logical way.”Tariffs that hurt Canada will hurt the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry as well, Trudeau said, adding some automobile pieces cross the border six times before they end up in an assembled car.“We will continue to be very firm in our defence of Canadian auto workers while underlining that to attack Canada, it will end up hurting the U.S. too, and no one wants that,” the prime minister said.The tariff threat is “perplexing” because it would make cars more expensive in the United States if imposed, said David Adams, president of Global Automakers of Canada, which represents Japanese car manufacturers Honda Motor Company, Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp.“The prospect of a tariff on imported vehicles is obviously disconcerting and I would think particularly so for American consumers who would end up paying more for their vehicles,” he said Thursday.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that attacking Canada by imposing auto import tariffs will have a devastating effect on the American economy. The harm in Canada caused by tariffs would vary depending on how severe and wide ranging they are, he said.“Maybe other countries were in mind when the president was contemplating that but the reality is the two largest importers into the United States are Canada and Mexico,” he said.The Canadian auto sector supports about 500,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association. About 95 per cent of Canadian-made vehicles are exported to the United States.A vehicle tariff that includes Canada could penalize American manufacturers Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., which have assembly plants in Canada, as well as Italian-American Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.The tariffs could be devastating, but it’s doubtful the U.S. will go through with them because the resulting higher costs would give competitors in Europe and elsewhere a competitive advantage, said Sui Sui, an associate professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.“From Canada’s side, higher tariffs mean higher prices and also less demand,” she said. “In that case, there’s the possibility that factories close down, things move to the U.S.”The threat is typical of Trump’s “brinkmanship” negotiating style, she added, and not necessarily indicative of his intentions.Talks aimed at rewriting NAFTA have stalled between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with the discussions at an impasse over rules for car production. The initiation of the trade investigation could be seen as an attempt to gain leverage in the talks with the two U.S. neighbours.Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that “core industries such as automobiles and automotive parts are critical to our strength as a nation.”U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that efforts to renegotiate the trade agreement could spill into next year.Trump brought a little-used weapon to his fight to protect auto workers: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The provision authorizes the president to restrict imports and impose unlimited tariffs on national security grounds.The Trump administration used that authority in March to slap tariffs of 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on aluminum imports, although it gave a reprieve to Canada and Mexico.Critics fear that other countries will retaliate or use national security as a pretext to impose trade sanctions of their own.The tariff threat is likely meant to pressure Mexico into accepting U.S. demands for NAFTA changes that would shift more auto production to the U.S. from Mexico, said Daniel Ujczo, a trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright PLLC.But he questioned whether it would work.“I do not believe that it will have the desired effect,” Ujczo said. “Everyone knows that (the investigation) will take too long and has no chance of surviving any legal challenge.”Mexico has so far resisted U.S. attempts to get higher regional content rules in the auto industry and move production to higher-wage U.S. and Canadian factories.The U.S. has also sought to change NAFTA’s dispute-resolution system and include a sunset clause that would allow countries to exit after five years.— With files from Giuseppe Valiante in Montreal and The Associated Press read more

Wild west of the entertainment world Reality TV production group hit with

TORONTO — The company that makes “Property Brothers” and dozens of other TV programs is being sued for millions in regular wages as well as overtime, vacation and public holiday pay claimed on behalf of hundreds of contract production personnel.The proposed class action suit claims Cineflix and its affiliates violated the Ontario Employment Standards Act and seeks compensation for all past, present and future personnel in certain job classifications as far back as 2000.The suit filed in an Ontario court also claims the defendants are liable for any tax liabilities, Canada Pension Plan or employment insurance contributions owed by the affected personnel.The allegations have not been proven in court. Cineflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The suit is seeking about $35 million in general damages and $10 million in punitive damages, plus costs and interest.The proposed class action was launched by law firm Cavalluzzo with support from the Canadian Media Guild and its parent, CWA Canada.A statement issued Tuesday by the plaintiffs says that most production companies that make “reality” and “factual” television programs have their workers set up corporations or sign contracts saying they are “independent contractors.”But the suit claims that the provincial labour law still applies — and entitles them to a minimum wage and other protections of the Employment Standards Act — because of the specific working conditions required of the personnel.For example, the suit says members of the class must adhere to a schedule determined by Cineflix, they’re told when and where to work, and to request unpaid days off in advance of taking such days as “vacation” or “sick days.”However, it claims the defendants had no overtime policy in place to monitor, record, or compensate overtime hours.People working in this area of production are cut out of labour laws The suit asks the court to recognize that the Employment Standards Act of 2000 applies to the contract workers and that the defendants have violated its requirements.“Reality and factual TV are the wild west of the entertainment world,” Lise Lareau, a co-ordinator of the CMG’s Fairness in Factual TV campaign, said in a statement.“People working in this area of production are cut out of labour laws. They don’t have the rights of other employees, and historically they’ve been left out of union contracts enjoyed by the rest of the entertainment industry.”The named plaintiff in the suit, Anna Bourque, worked as a story editor with Cineflix from September 2017 to February 2018 at the company’s Toronto production office location.“Picture editors and story editors work together taking hundreds of hours of footage and sharpening it into 43 minutes or so of entertaining television, but as schedules get squeezed our hours expand and there is never compensation for that, so our pay becomes inversely proportional to the hours worked,” Bourque said in a press statement. read more

GM to pay 1M penalty for ignition switch accounting trouble

DETROIT – General Motors will pay the federal government a $1 million civil penalty for violating accounting rules involving the company’s deadly ignition switch scandal.The penalty, announced Wednesday as a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is for failing to have accounting controls in place to determine the potential for a recall and estimate the possible loss.GM said it consented to an SEC cease-and-desist order without admitting or denying any wrongdoing.The order found that GM personnel knew in the spring of 2012 that the switches were a safety issue but failed to tell accountants until November of 2013. Because of that, for at least 18 months, accountants didn’t properly evaluate whether there would be a recall or the potential losses from the scandal, the agency said.“Internal accounting controls at General Motors failed to consider relevant accounting guidance when it came to considering disclosure of potential vehicle recalls,” Andrew Calamari, director of the SEC’s New York regional office, said in a statement.GM said in a statement that since the ignition switch problem, it has reorganized vehicle engineering teams for greater accountability and set up a new vehicle safety organization.GM knew about problems with the switches for more than a decade before it finally recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 to replace the defective switches. The switches could slip from the “run” to “accessory” or “off” positions. That would shut down the engine and disable the air bags and power-assisted brakes and steering. The switches are responsible for at least 124 deaths and 275 injuries.GM has paid nearly $875 million to settle death and injury claims, including $600 million from a fund administered by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg, and $275 million to settle 1,385 separate claims. It also has paid $300 million to settle shareholder lawsuits. But some other claims are pending in court. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 18, 2017 11:00 am MDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GM to pay $1M penalty for ignition switch accounting trouble read more

Teutloff loved art — and how it looked on Brocks campus

The artists, works and current locations for the complete Teutloff Collection are:Ilan Averbuch:She Wolf (1991) — Isaac Brock CircleThe Path of Possibilities (1988) — East pedestrian mallThe Endless March (1991) — on extended loan off campusBleeding Harp (1989) — Thistle West corridorReinhard Buxel:Das Tor [The Gate] (1989) — Isaac Brock Blvd N.Pit Kroke:Gran Golar (1987) — traffic circle, University Rd. E.Fabrizio Plessi:La Stanza della Parole (1992) — Academic South corridorReinhard Reitzenstein:2000 years on the Edge (1999) — Cairns Research Complex, south entranceBuky Schwartz:Facing Oneself: sculpting the spectator (1993)Facing another (1993)Facing eternity (1993) – all located at the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, downtown St. Catharines.Unterbezirks Dada:Fin de Siècle (1994-97) — University Rd E Lutz Teutloff made his mark on Brock University’s landscape like few others have ever done.The philanthropist and art collector died in Germany this month at the age of 79, leaving a remarkable legacy that included populating the Brock campus with major pieces of contemporary sculpture that today are landmarks as familiar as the Schmon Tower.Lutz Teutloff in 1990: He saw Brock’s campus as an ideal place to display public sculptures.The Teutloff Collection is 12 art pieces that made their way to Brock during the 1990s, works owned by Teutloff but created by such international artists as Ilan Averbuch, Buky Schawrtz, Pit Kroke, Fabrizio Plessi, Grimsby resident Reinhard Reitzenstein and others.The artwork’s destiny for Brock can be traced to a campus tour that Teutloff had with then-president Terry White in 1988. Teutloff, who had homes in Germany and in Niagara-on-the-Lake, thought the campus’s natural setting was an excellent showcase for strong artwork. They worked out a plan in which Teutloff and his wife Hannelore would loan sculptures that the young University could put on public display.The first piece arrived in 1990, when Averbuch’s The Path of Possibilities was installed in front of Schmon Tower. In 2015 it was moved to its present site near the busy pedestrian mall between Cairns Research Complex and Chown D Block.Other pieces followed, two of the most high-profile being Kroke’s Gran Golar, placed in the traffic circle of University Road East; and Averbuch’s She Wolf, the huge copper sculpture that resides in Isaac Brock Circle, and which has enjoyed a special status with many students over the years.In 1997, Hannelore Teutloff told Brock’s Collections Coordinator, Lesley Bell, that the idea for the Brock collection started in 1987, when her husband acquired Path of Possibilities at the Chicago Art Fair.The sculpture Gran Golar welcomes campus visitors at the Glenridge Avenue entrance.“He was fascinated by the expression of this work,” said Hannelore, “but had no place for the work at that time. That same year he met former President Terry White who toured him through the Brock campus. Lutz was fascinated from the power and engagement behind Brock, and the different nations of the students impressed him. So Lutz asked Terry White and later, (White’s successor) President David Atkinson …. who was thrilled to bring Ilan’s work in front of the Schmon Tower. So it started – very pragmatic.”The Teutloffs chose works specifically for a student audience, and when Lutz Teutloff received an Honorary Doctorate from Brock in 2003, he told the Convocation audience that Path of Possibilities “signals the possibilities open to you who are studying here, the opportunities and privilege you should make the most of.”Visual Arts Associate Professor Derek Knight worked with Teutloff to produce the 2002 catalogue The Teutloff Collection at Brock University: Nature, Spirit, Matter, available in Brock’s James. A Gibson Library.“it was Mr. Teutloff’s penchant for sculpture that drew him to Brock,” said Knight.  “He saw the potential of the University environs, its broad green spaces and pedestrian concourses, as an ideal context in which to display a collection of public sculpture. To the University’s credit, it was a willing partner in bringing a dozen unique works of contemporary art to Niagara. It is a cultural legacy that Mr. Teutloff intended us to enjoy in perpetuity.”Born in Berlin in 1938, Teutloff had been a successful fashion entrepreneur, enabling him to pursue his passion for art. He eventually left fashion behind, accumulated pieces by artists and photographers around the world, and opened galleries in Cologne and in the German town of Bielefeld-Theesen.In reporting Teutloff’s death this summer, the website Neue Westfalische noted that (translated from German), “In his ‘second home’ Canada, he donated 12 sculptures from renowned artists to Brock University, Ontario.”The Brock sculptures were originally installed on loan, but in 2008 the University began a process to acquire the works permanently. They now belong to Brock. read more


3.Bjerringbro/Silkeborg210163:542 6.Met. Skopje200248:640 bjerringbro-silkeborgEHF Champions LeagueHC Tatran Presov ← Previous Story PSG Handball routine win over RK Celje PL Next Story → EHF CL TOP 5 goals – Irregular Ruesga’s goal as No.1 1.Sporting220057:484 5.Chekhovskiye Medvedi200250:620 4.Besiktas210152:502 Tatran Presov are in TOP form in September. After win in Istanbul against Besiktas Mogaz at the start of the VELUX EHF Champions League season and success in Brest, where they beat Meshkov at SEHA Gazprom League last Tuesday, this weekend was reserved for taking scalp of Danish Bjerringbro Silkeborg 26:24 (12:12) in clash No.2 at European elite competition.Presov – Bjerringbro / Silkeborg 26-24 (12-12)Presov : Janus Lapajne 6, Oliver Rabek 5, Lukas Urban 5, Bruno Butorac 4, Tomas Cip 3, Jakub Hrstka 1, Martin Stranovsky 1, Ante Babic 1Bjerringbro / Silkeborg:  Nikolaj Nielsen 6, Michael Knudsen 5, Stefan Hundstrup 4, Sebastian Skube 3, Nikolaj Markussen 3, Jesper Nöddesbo 2, Johan a Plogv Hansen 1STANDINGS: 2.Presov220054:464 read more

Des pannes sur le réseau Free Mobile

first_imgDes pannes sur le réseau Free MobileLes clients du nouvel opérateur de téléphonie mobile ont eu la mauvaise surprise de voir leur réseau indisponible mardi en fin d’après-midi.Mardi, peu avant 17h, les nombreux nouveaux abonnés à Free Mobile ont eu la mauvaise surprise de voir s’afficher le message “réseau indisponible” sur leur téléphone. Une défaillance qui a duré jusqu’à 20h et qui est due à une panne technique. À lire aussiFree va bientôt arrêter de bloquer la publicité en ligneRésultat, le taux d’appels ayant aboutis est descendu en dessous de 50%. Mais, explique Zone Numérique, ce n’est pas le réseau propre de Free qui est en cause mais l’itinérance vers Orange, du fait de la sous-estimation des besoins en bande passante de la passerelle qui relie les deux réseaux.Une cellule de crise Free-Orange a été mis en place pour rétablir la situation, normalisée vers 20h. Une panne qui ne devrait plus avoir lieu à partir du mois de juin, date à laquelle Free passera sur un accès en fibre optique pour communiquer avec le réseau Orange. La bande passante allouée sera ainsi plus importante, évitant que ces défaillances se reproduisent… en théorie. Le 21 mars 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Crews search for two missing on Bear Glacier

first_imgA helicopter carrying a rescue crew has landed at the base of Bear Glacier in the Harding Ice Fields, near Seward. They’re looking for two hikers who were stranded over the weekend.Download AudioBear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park.(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)36-year-old Jennifer Neyman, of Wrangell and 45-year-old Christopher Hanna of Soldotna were reported stranded near the Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park Saturday afternoon, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch.Staff Seargent Edward Eagerton, a spokesperson for the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, says a helicopter carrying the crew landed around noon.“The HH-60 Helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron was able to break through the weather enough to get to the base of Bear Glacier. They’ve landed there and they’re holding at that position waiting for the weather to clear up enough for them to get further up the glacier to get to the individuals,” said Eagerton.Eagerton says weather and terrain will not allow a ground crew to search for the hikers.Neyman and Hanna had been dropped off by airplane for a day hike on Friday and were supposed to get picked up that evening. The weather changed and the pilot was not able to pick them up, according to the Trooper dispatch.Eagerton says the RCC took the lead on the rescue from Troopers on Sunday and they were able to get a flight out to the glacier Monday. Eagerton says Neyman and Hanna had been communicating through an inReach satellite locator beacon.“The coordinates that they provided through their inReach beacon put them at approximately 4,300 feet in elevation on the Bear Glacier in the Harding Ice Field. They had communicated that their tent had failed, they were running low on supplies, the weather was getting worse and so they ended up having to dig in and make a snow cave for shelter,” said Eagerton.Neyman is a well-known journalist on the Kenai Peninsula where she is the owner/editor of the Redoubt Reporter. Neyman has also worked for KDLL public radio and the Peninsula Clarion newspaper in Kenai.last_img read more

Doctors ventire against National Medical Council Bill in

first_imgSrikakulam: The National Medical Council (NMC) Bill, introduced recently by the Centre to draw guidelines regarding medical education, profession and practice, is a serious threat to public health in India, said doctors and faculty members working in Government RIMS Hospital.Opposing the Bill here on Monday, the doctors staged an agitation under the aegis of Indian Medical Association (IMA) district unit and took out a rally in the city by displaying placards. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, the doctors said that NMC would allow a person to practice medical profession after completion of six months bridge course. The Bill would benefit the corporate sector and led to degradation of medical education standards. Normally medical education requires 11 years duration for completion of both bachelor, master’s degree and specialisation courses but NMC allowed a bridge course, where AYUSH doctors can also work as allopath doctors after completing two years of bridge course. With this, they asked how the people will get quality treatment. They shouted slogans against the NMC Bill and demanded for its immediate withdrawal.last_img read more

The Future of the Internet of Things Will Be Notification Hell Before

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Right now, the Internet of Things (IoT) is primarily the realm of futuristic-minded early tech adopters. Think of the pioneers who use Google Glass to snap pictures, Nest to control their home temperature or turn to their smartphone to dim the light bulbs in their bedroom. In a decade, things will look much different. By 2025, the Internet of Things will become more mainstream, having an economic impact between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion per year, according to a recent economic forecast released by consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The upper figure (including the consumer surplus) could account for as much as 11 percent of the world economy, the report states.That’s a pretty staggering estimate, especially given that today the Internet of Things is still “in the early stages of growth,” according to the McKinsey report. While IoT has a lot of potential, getting it to become a more established industry could be challenging.Speaking on an IoT panel at the Northside Innovation Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y. earlier this year, director of technology at Ready Set Rocket, Gareth Price, asked the audience who was currently wearing a connected device (smartphones don’t count). A very few hands poked up. “This is like the hottest technology conference in one of the most connected cities in the world and there are maybe three people wearing a device right now,” said Price, proving his point that wearable technology is still the purview of a stark minority in 2015.Related: Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car WirelesslyOne of the primary reasons Internet-connected devices are still so rare is because often, each device requires its own separate operating software. Yet between 40 and 60 percent of the potential value of the IoT industry depends on devices being able to operate on the same software system, according to the McKinsey report. It’s onerous to manage dozens of software programs on your smartphone, along with all the push notifications and alerts. This is a fact of life that will likely get worse before it gets better, said Price.  “We are going to go through this phase where we have 10 to 15 different devices, and they will just be notifying the hell out of you, and you will have to turn them off manually.”In addition to software applications needing to consolidate, for the Internet of Things industry to become more widely adopted, the buildings and city infrastructure we live and work in will have to become embedded with Internet connectivity for devices to seamlessly and continuously work.“We need to be talking to architects and city planners about how to get off of the Internet and computer boxes and start thinking about our world as wired everywhere,” said Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer, the CEO and founder of Bionolux, a company specializing in social wearable technology, who also spoke at the Northside Innovation conference. “That’s the only way that we are going to get bigger.“Related: 3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the ‘Internet of Things’The industry’s scalability will also be determined by a shift in our mindset. Indeed, as counterintuitive as it may seem, Internet of Things inventors and entrepreneurs envision a world where we spend less time glued to our smartphones, computer screens or other connected tablet. “We want to get to a place where we don’t have to sit on our phones to get these things to work,” said Jeff Bartenbach, the head of experience at Wink, an open software that connects to and controls multiple smart-home devices from one platform.The long-term goal with inventors and entrepreneurs in the IoT space is pretty grand. By living in a hyper-connected world, we will all be more connected to each other, not less so — as it sometimes seems in our current technology-driven world of smartphones, computers and tablets.“The first round of the Internet is creating a very individualistic, detached experiences,” said Price. “In one way it has even taken us away from social networking. We are still in a box in a room. I think when the Internet becomes this kind of fabric on top of everyday life it will open up new opportunities to reestablish group and commonwealth experiences.”Related: 3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the ‘Internet of Things’ 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.center_img August 31, 2015 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

WATCH Keylor Navas makes his first official save for Real Madrid then

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Ricans can’t stop scoring incredible goals against Manchester United WATCH: Keylor Navas saves another penalty kick La Sele announces 23-man roster for Copa América tournament Trio of Tico stars face off in suspenseful Champions League battle Facebook Comments Keylor Navas, Bryan Oviedo, Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell all starting today for their respective clubs. My heart is about to explode.— screw politics (@Badandy538_) September 23, 2014 Madrid needed Keylor Navas to make a save just four minutes into today’s match against La Liga opponent Elche. Navas got in front of a big free kick from captain Edu Albácar. Albácar prevailed against the Tico goalie 10 minutes later with a penalty kick. actually got a hand on the penalty, but the blast was too powerful and carried into the goal. Teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has bailed Navas and Real Madrid out of an early hole with two goals (28′, 32′). Gareth Bale also scored (20′) as Real Madrid leads 3-1 at halftime. (UPDATE: Ronaldo finished with a FOUR goals. Real Madrid won easily 5-1. Navas finished with three saves in his debut.)Costa Rica’s World Cup hero made his first official start for the legendary Spanish club. He started a 2-1 loss in a friendly against Fiorentina in August. And to begin the La Liga season, Spain national team keeper Iker Casillas was named Real Madrid’s starter.But Real Madrid has a middling 2-2 record, partially due to some weak performances by Casillas. He was booed by his own fans in a recent loss 2-1 to rival Atlético Madrid.  On Tuesday, Casillas was benched to give Navas a chance to prove his worth.Navas is not the own Costa Rican given a starting role today. On what we shall dub Tico Tuesday, four Costa Ricans are making their first starts this afternoon for European clubs. In addition to Navas, Bryan Ruiz (Fulham), Joel Campbell (Arsenal) and Bryan Oviedo (Everton) are all making their debuts for their respective English clubs. Júnior Díaz also is in the starting line-up for Germany’s Mainz 05, although this is the defender’s first start of the season.UPDATE 2: Ruiz scores (16′) in his return to Fulham. The Whites won 2-1 over Doncaster to advance to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.In more Capital One Cup action, Campbell’s Arsenal squad fell 2-1 to Southampton. Oviedo — starting for Everton for the first time since breaking his leg last January — played until the 58th minute in a 3-0 loss to Swansea.Here’s a replay of Ruiz’s goal. read more