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2019 Asbury Park Music And Film Festival Performers Include Yo La Tengo, JAZZ IS PHISH, More

first_imgThe 2019 edition of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival will take place in various venues and movie theaters throughout the oceanside New Jersey town next month on April 25th-28th. Festival organizers are still in the process of announcing which music artists will perform and where, but have already revealed that artists including Cat Power, Jazz Is Phish, Yo La Tengo, and more will take part in the annual weekend event at the Jersey Shore.Yo La Tengo will perform with The Feelies‘ offshoot band Yung Wu on April 26th at The Stone Pony. The performance will feature Feelies percussionist Dave Weckerman singing with the rest of the band backing him. Hot Water Music will also perform at House of Independents on April 27th and 28th as part of their 25th-anniversary tour. They’ll be joined at both performances in support by Iron Chic and Crime in Stereo. Additionally, Bobby Bandiera will be joined by Bliss at Wonder Bar on April 26th, where Waiting On Mongo will also perform on April 27th, followed by JAZZ IS PHISH who will play the same venue the following evening on April 28th.Related: Bruce Springsteen Shares Full ‘No Nukes ’79’ Madison Square Garden Performances To Live ArchiveThe film portion of the weekend will include screenings of documentaries including Echo in the Canyon at The Paramount Theatre on April 25th, featuring a post-screening Q&A with Jakob Dylan, Cat Power, and Jade from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Clarance Clemons: Who Do You Think I Am? about the late E Street Band saxophonist will also screen at The Paramount on April 27th; in addition to a screening of David Cosby: Remember My Name at The Paramount on April 27th, with the latter featuring a post-film Q&A with David Crosby and producer Cameron Crowe.One of the notable screenings that weekend will be Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll, which screened at the Festival in 2017 but will now feature more interview footage with Asbury Park hero Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg. Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll will screen at The Paramount Theatre on April 28th.Tickets for the Yo La Tengo/Yung Wu show go on sale this Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m. here. Tickets to Hot Water Music can be purchased here, while tickets to all other musical performances and film screenings can be purchased via the event website.[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]last_img read more

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Bruins continue playoff drive with shocking win over Leafs

first_imgThe Nelson Leaf may want to avoid top spot in the Murdoch Division and stay away from playing the Grand Forks Border Bruins in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The Bruins roared back to score four unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 5-2 road-victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the second time in a week the Bruins have beat up on the Leafs.“It appears that maybe we do have Nelson’s number,” Bruins assistant coach Matt Zamec told The Nelson Daily Sunday prior to a key game against Spokane Braves.“We’re battling for that last playoff spot and have been playing very well since the Christmas break so it’s nice to see us be able to win last night and last week.”Despite being down 2-1 after two periods, Zamec felt the Bruins were not out of the game.And when Nate Corey jumped out of the penalty box to score a breakaway goal to tie the game at 2-2, Grand Forks felt ready to steal the road win.Michael Rand notched the winner midway through the final frame before Nelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson sealed the win. “I’ve been with the team for eight years and have never played a meaningful game this late in the season,” Zamec admitted.“This is huge for the team, it’s huge for the town which is right behind us.”Former Leaf Connor Gross and Max Newton, into an empty net, also scored for Grand Forks.Adam Hodge and Robson Cramer replied for Nelson.Nelson out shot the Bruins 32-31.Dominic Stadnyk was in goal to lead the Bruins to its second win in eight days over Nelson.Brad Rebagliati took the loss in goal for Nelson.Nelson, 32-8-1-3, remains in second spot in Murdoch standings, one point behind idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Leafs host Castlegar Wednesday in a rare mid-week encounter at the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile the Bruins, trailing the Braves by four points with four games in hand, played Sunday against Spokane.ICE CHIPS: Nelson’s captain Darnel St. Pierre was on the sidelines serving another suspension after receiving a hit-to-the head penalty during Friday’s 9-0 drubbing of Castlegar. This is the third time this season the rugged rearguard has been suspended for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties. . . .Nelson played the game with only three regular defencemen in Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer and Nick Trefry. Croome sat out Friday’s game due to suspension. Nelson is hopeful to see defenceman Austin Seaman back on the roster. The Calgary native has been sidelined after suffering a leg injury since December 6 in Fernie.last_img read more

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Sudafrikas Wildtierwunder

first_imgDie Stadte sind gewachsen, viel Land wurde der Landwirtschaft zugeteilt, mit der Jagd wurden ganze Herden ausgeloscht und die Zeiten, in denen eine Springbockherde tagelang durch eine Karoo Stadt hindurchziehen konnte, sind lange vorbei.Und dennoch bleibt Sudafrika gesegnet mit einem Überfluss an Wildtieren, dank der Voraussicht von Naturschutzern in der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart.Die großen funfDie grossen KatzenWeniger bekannte WildtiereÜber 200 Arten von SaugetierenMeeressauger und FischeDas Krokodil…und andere ReptilienVogelweltDie großen funfAm bekanntesten sind die Saugetiere, und die bekanntesten davon sind die beruhmten großen funf: Elefant, Lowe, Rhinozeros, Leopard und Buffel. Nicht dass Giraffe, Flusspferde oder Wale etwa klein waren…Sudafrika’s Bushveld und Savannenregionen sind immer noch die Heimat einer großen Zahl von Saugetieren, die allgemein mit Afrika verbunden werden. Der Kruger National Park hat alleine uber 10.000 Elefanten und 20.000 Buffel – in 1920 waren nur schatzungesweise 120 Elefanten in ganz Sudafrika ubrig.Weisse Nashorner sind ebenfalls vor dem Aussterben gerettet worden und gedeihen nun mit sowohl im Kruger als auch im Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal. Das Augenmerk ist derzeit auf die Erhaltung des schwarzen Nashorn gerichtet.Beide Parkts bieten den großen Funf eine Heimat, wie auch andere großere Schutzgebiete in Sudafrika – wie z. B. Pilanesberg in der Provinz North West – und zahlreiche kleinere Schutzgebiete und private Jagdhutten.Die grossen KatzenSie haben nicht nur den hochsten Rang auf der Raubtierleiter inne, Lowen sind auch top im Glamourfaktor. Traurigerweise haben sie im Menschen einen schrecklichen Feind, der sie aus weiten Teilen des Landes verjagt hat, so dass sie fast nur noch in Naturschutzgebieten vorkommen.Der schone Leopard uberlebt in einem großeren Gebiet, in großen Teilen des Sudkaps und weit im Norden des Landes, obwohl die Zahlen in einigen Gebieten niedrig sind.Die dritte der beruhmten Großkatzen ist besonders faszinierend. Der Gepard schlagt sie alle in Geschwindigkeit, mit einer Sprintgeschwindigkeit von nahezu 100 kmh. Dennoch ist die Gepardenpopulation vergleichsweise klein, gefahrdet durch die Verluste aus Raubtierangriffen auf ihre Jungen, und beschrankt sich weitgehend auf den hohen Norden (inkl. dem Kruger National Park), dem Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park am Nordkap, und Reservaten in KwaZulu-Natal und der North West Provinz.Weniger bekannte WildtiereAndere vollkommen afrikanische Großtiere sind Flusspferde, Giraffen, Kudus, (die beruhmten Wildebeest) Gnus und Zebras, alle haufig Sudafrika’s Naturschutzgebieten zu sehen.Erweitertes Bewußtsein hat ein gesteigertes Wertschatzung weniger bekannter Tiere bewirkt. Eine Sichtung der seltenen Leierantilope (einer Verwandten des Gnus) kann ebensoviel Begeisterung hervorrufen wie der Anblick eines Lowenrudels, das sich unter einem Bushveld Dornenbaum rakelt. Und obwohl man einen Elefanten in der Nahe wohl kaum ubersehen kann, braucht man schon gute Augen, um die scheue kleine waldbewohnende Suni Antilope (Livingstone’s Antilope) zu erspahen und man darf sich in jedem Fall selbst gratulieren.Auf dem wirklich kleinen Maßstab konnte man sich der Herausforderung stellen und alle der sieben Arten von Russelspringern in Sudafrika abhaken – eine Aufgabe, die einen durch das ganze Land fuhren wurde und wahrscheinlich eine sehr lange Zeit in Anspruch nehmen wurde.Über 200 Arten von SaugetierenMit mehr als 200 Arten ist der Begriff kurzer Ausblick bei Sudafrika’s einheimischen Saugetieren ein Widerspruch in sich. Ein paar Beispiele genugen, um die Bandbreite anzudeuten.Im Bereich Attraktivitat liegen die Primaten weit oben. In Sudafrika gehoren die nachtaktiven Buschbabies dazu, die grune Meerkatze und die Weißkehlmeerkatze, Tchakma Paviane, die sich – ermutigt von unverantwortlichen Futterungen und unter dem Druck, ihren Lebensraum zu verlieren – unbeliebt gemacht haben durch Raubzuge durch die Hauser an der Kap Halbinsel.Klippenschliefer (Hyraxe, Bewohner felsiger Lebensraume) und Erdmannchen (Suricate, bekannt durch ihre aufrechte Alarmhaltung) haben enormen Reiz, obwohl die Klippenschliefer ein Problem fur die Landwirtschaft darstellen konnen.Das zuruckhaltende nachtaktive Erdferkel (das Ameisen frisst und das einzige Mitglied der Ordnung Tubulidentata ist) und der Erdwolf (der Termiten frisst und mit den Hyanen verwandt ist) sind zwei weitere reizvolle Geschopfe, und man findes sie sozusagen uberall im Land.Und fur diejenigen, die ihre Erdsaugetiere feucht mogen, gibt es den weitverbreiteten Kapotter, der sowohl in Frischwasser als auch im Meerwasser herumschwimmt. Der Fleckenhalsotter hat ein eingeschrankteres Revier. Beide sind jedoch selten und schwierig zu finden.Ein Saugetier, dessen Anziehungskraft sich erst neu herausgestellt hat, ist der afrikanische Wildhund oder Hyanenhund, eines der gefahrdesten Saugetiere Afrika’s. Einst irrtumlich als wahllose Killer verunglimpft, mittlerweile aber geschatzt wegen des okologischen Wertes und ihrem bemerkenswert fursorglichen Familienverhalten im Rudel, brauchen Wildhunde ein großes Revier. Ein einziges Rudel braucht durchschnittlich mehrere hundert quadratkilometer.Sie finden sich in kleinen Zahlen in Kruger Nationalpark und Umgebung, im nordlichen KwaZulu-Natal (einschließlich Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park), in der Kalahari, und im Madikwe Schutzgebiet in der North West Provinz.Verbreitere Canide sind Hyanen, Schakale und Loffelhunde. Neben den bereits erwahnten Katzen gibt es noch den Karacal mit seinen charakteristischen gepinselten Ohren, die afrikanische Wildkatze und den seltene Schwarzfußkatze. Weitere Fleischfresser sind Zibetkatze, Ginsterkatze und einige Mungoarten.Die Pflanzenfresser sind besonders gut vertreten durch verschiedene Antilopen, vom kleinen Kronenducker bis zu den großen Kudus und den außerordentlich schonen Rappenantilopen, die nur in den nordlichsten Gebieten zu finden sind.Aber die Saugetiere schwingen sich auch in die Lufte: Sudafrika ist reich bestuckt mit Fledermausarten.Meeressauger und FischeUnd sie begeben sich auch ins Wasser. Das großte Saugetier von allen – in Sudafrika wie auch der Welt – ist der Blauwal, der eine Große von 33 Metern erreichen kann.Aber von den acht Walarten, die in sudafrikanischen Wassern gefunden werden (inkl. dem aufregenden schwerz-weiße Schwertwal), ist es der Sudkaper, der am haufigsten von Menschen beobachtet wird. Dieses beeindruckende Geschopf kommt in die Kustenbuchten um zu kalben, wobei man sie hervorragend vom Land aus beobachten kann.Der Sudkaper steht fur eine der Erfolgsgeschichten des Naturschutz’s. Einst zum “richtigen” Wal fur die Jagd erkoren wurde ihr Bestand derart dezimiert, dass sie zu den geschutzten Arten zugeordnet wurden. Mit großerer Vertrautheit, bedingt durch ihre Ruckkehr in die Kustenbuchten, sind sie nun genauso beliebt wie die viele Delphine in unseren Kustengewassern.Sudafrika verfugt auch uber einen großen Fischartenreichtum. Der wohl beeindruckenste ist der große weiße Hai, er ist aber nur einer von mehr als 2.000 Arten, die 16% der Arten in der ganzen Welt darstellen. Verschiedene Fangfische, Langusten und Seeohren sind von besonderem Interesse fur Gourmets, wahrend Hochseefische (Sardinen und Pilcharde) von großem wirtschafltichen Wert sind.Das Krokodil…und andere ReptilienNicht so reichlich bestuckt mit Frischwasserfischen – 112 bekannte Arten, lediglich 1.3% des Weltanteils – hat Sudafrika dennoch einen Flußbewohner, der im gleichen Maße wie die Großen Funf ein Symbol Afrika’s ist. Das Krokodil beherrscht immer noch einige Teile von Flussen und Flussmundungen, Seen und Teichen, und fordert auch gelegentlich noch ein Menschenopfer.Andere bemerkenswerte Wasserreptilien sind die Kabarettschildkroten und Lederschildkroten, die durch die Seen ziehen, sie sind Schwerpunkt großerer Naturschutzbemuhungen der Gemeinden, die ihre Nistplatze an der nordlichen KwaZulu-Natal Kuste schutzen.Zu Sudafrika’s Landreptilien zahlen seltene Schildkroten und die faszinierenden Chamaleone. Es gibt weit mehr als 100 Schlangenarten. Und wahrend etwa die Halfte, einschließlich Pythons, ungiftig sind, sind es andere – wie die Puffotter, die grune und schwarze Mamba, die Boomslang und die Ringhalskobra – ganz bestimmt.Das vergleichsweise trockene Klima des Landes ist verantwortlich fur die relativ geringe Zahl an Amphibien – 84 Arten. Als Ausgleich dafur glanzt Sudafrika mit uber 77.000 Arten von wirbellosen Tieren.VogelweltVogelkundler aus der ganzen Welt kommen nach Sudafrika um die große Vielfalt typisch afrikanischer Vogel, Zugvogel und (nur in Sudafrika) heimische Vogel zu erleben.Mehr als 850 Arten in etwa wurden bisher in Sudafrika erfasst, ungefahr 725 sind ortsansassig oder kommen jahrlich zu Besuch, und etwa 50 davon sind einheimisch oder quasi einheimisch.Abgesehen von den ansassigen Vogeln, halten sich in Sudafrika auch eine Reihe von intra-afrikanischen Zugvogeln wie Kuckucke und Eisvogel, wie auch arktische, europaische, zentralasiatische und antarktische Vogel wahrend des Jahres auf.Die sudafrikanische Vogelwelt reicht vom Strauß – der in Farmen im Kreis Oudtshoorn am Westkap gezuchtet wird, aber in wilder Form zumeist im Norden des Landes zu sehen ist – bis zu so auffallenden Arten wie dem Nashornvogel und dem allgegenwartigen kleinen braunen Cistensanger.Nur ein kleines Gebiet um die Stadt Vryheid herum in nordlichen KwaZulu-Natal, bietet Sumpf, Grunland, Thornveld und sowohl berg- als auch flussartigen Wald, und etwa 380 Arten wurden hier erfasst.Ein Vogelkundler muss sich nicht einmal aus einem typischen Gauteng Garten herausbewegen um Graularmvogel, Mausvogel, Wiedehopf, Hagedashe, Halsband- oder Haubenbartvogel, Kapbrillenvogel, Kurrichane zu sehen… oder einen einsamen Tiputip, der linkisch um einen Baum herum stochert. Und damit ware die Liste keinesfalls schon beendet.Zu den spektakularsten Vogeln Sudafrika’s zahlen die Kraniche, die am besten in den Supfen gefunden werden – obwohl der Klunkerkranich so selten ist, dass eine Sichtung schon viel Gluck erfordert. Der wunderschone Paradieskranich ist der Nationalvogel von Sudafrika; der Kronenkranich ist wahrscheinlich der auffalligste von den dreien mit seinem unverkennbaren markanten Kamm.Unter den großeren Vogelarten hat Sudafrika auch einige Adler und Geier zu bieten. Zu den farbenprachtigsten zahlen die Eisvogel, Bienenfresser, Nektarvogel, die exquisite Gabelracke, der Helmturako und der Glanzhaubenturako.Quelle: South African Tourismlast_img read more

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Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, stayed on the canvas for a couple of minutes. After rising slowly he had to be helped to his corner stool. The first knockdown came 42 seconds earlier when southpaw Srisaket landed a similar short right hook to the side of the head. Gonzalez was able to get up at the count of seven and continue — but looked out of sorts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 30-year-old Srisaket went to work quickly in the first round, easily landing combinations and body shots — the fruits of months of intense training in the gym for the most important fight of his career.“I trained really hard for four months because I wanted everyone to know what I came here for,” said Srisaket of the brutal beatdown. “I have shown that I am the best 115 pound fighter in the world.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Thai dynamo silenced critics who had claimed his majority decision win in the first fight six months ago in New York was a fluke and the result of accidental head butts.Both fighters came out swinging from the opening bell in Saturday’s 115-pound rematch at the outdoor StubHub Center stadium, as it became apparent in the early rounds that Srisaket was in charge and the fight likely would not go the distance.“For the first fight I only trained two months. This fight I knew I was going to knock him out,” Srisaket said. “I am not scared of anyone.”Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KOs) said he wanted to make his country proud. “I fought for Thailand, for the pride of Thailand,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) of Thailand celebrates as Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua lays motionless at StubHub Center on September 9, 2017 in Carson, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPSrisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman Gonzalez in the fourth round Saturday with a devastating right hook to retain his WBC super flyweight world title in his second straight win over the former champ. Thailand’s Srisaket knocked ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez down twice in the final round, finishing the challenger off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215 Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-2 overall, was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for medical treatment.He was trying to avenge the only loss of his career against Srisaket but he failed to put up any defense against the onslaught of the Thai’s superior punches.The former pound-for-pound division king has had several gruelling fights in recent years, which have taken a heavy toll on his 30-year-old body.On the undercard, Japan’s Naoya Inoue won his US debut by defending his 115 pound WBO title with a sixth round knockout of Antonio Nieves.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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15 days agoEriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in Januaryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid aim to prise Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham for a bargain £30million in January.But AS says Eriksen would rather wait until his deal runs out in June so he can leave for free and pick up a huge signing bonus.Real can enter talks on January 1 over a summer switch as clubs abroad will not be breaking rules speaking to a player in the final six months of his deal.But they could still try and tempt Spurs into cashing in, which would give Eriksen a choice to make.Zinedine Zidane’s No1 midfield target was Paul Pogba but Manchester United were not open to selling. last_img read more

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Cabinet ministers meet with Mexican presidentelect in shadow of trade spat

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs minister says a meeting with Mexico’s president-elect has cleared the haze about diving back into free trade talks between Canada, the United States and Mexico.The meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came one day before his representatives travel to the U.S. to talk to American trade negotiators and in the shadow of a simmering trade war with the Trump administration.Freeland spoke in broad, largely positive terms about the meeting with the 64-year-old political veteran, but wouldn’t detail what he told Canadian officials. Freeland said she was “hopeful” NAFTA talks could hit high gear now that she gauged the policy pulse of Canada’s new political neighbour in North America.“It was important to meet with the president-elect and with his team to understand their position so we really knew where Mexico was,” she said in a conference call from Mexico City.“We have a clear understanding now and we certainly are very committed to moving forward as quickly as we can.”Lopez Obrador and his top officials have said they back the North American Free Trade Agreement, emphasizing that talks about North American trade must involve all three countries — eschewing the idea of a one-on-one deal with the Americans.Lopez Obrador, who goes by the nickname AMLO, is “astute enough to recognize that Trump is playing a game and trying to divide and conquer his two NAFTA allies,” said Laura Macdonald, an expert on Mexican politics from Carleton University in Ottawa.But, she cautioned, “we never know.”Carlo Dade, an expert on Latin American politics from the Canada West Foundation, said the uncertainty around trade pacts in North America as well as with Pacific Rim countries means Canadian politicians need to build up a personal relationship with Lopez Obrador, something which can often get overlooked.“There’s an expression in Spanish: ‘hasta en la sopa’ — even in the soup. It’s when you keep running into someone every time you turn around and that, I think, could potentially be us and Mexico at the trade table.”NAFTA negotiations were paused in late spring because of the July 1 Mexican presidential election that Lopez Obrador won with a majority of the popular vote. He assumes office in December.Trump viewed Lopez Obrador’s victory at the national and state levels as a symbol of political strength, and that’s a significant factor in the relationship between the two men, said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center.“Trump sees AMLO as a strong leader, as a legitimate leader, somebody to be taken seriously. He didn’t always see (outgoing Mexican President) Enrique Pena Nieto in that way,” Wood said.In a letter to Trump earlier this month, Lopez Obrador called for talks between all three countries to avoid prolonged trade uncertainty that could damage economies. Trump’s reply to Mexico said such a deal would help both countries, “but only if it can go quickly, because otherwise I must go a much different route.”A number of issues remain unresolved in the talks, including U.S. demands for changes to rules of origin for automobiles, a five-year sunset clause for a new pact and demands for Mexico to quickly hike wages.Macdonald said immediately raising auto worker wages in Mexico — Trump argues low labour costs siphon American jobs — would shutter plants. But Lopez Obrador’s vow to improve wages may help negotiators get past the thorny issue, Macdonald said.The five-year review is more problematic and Freeland said Canada’s opposition to it has stiffened throughout the talks.In the meantime, Trump is considering imposing a 25 per cent tariff on auto imports that Republican lawmakers, industry — although his own administration officials warn that such a step could kneecap the American economy.The World Trade Organization said in a report Wednesday that the proliferation of tariffs by the United States, Canada, Mexico and the European Union among others “could place economic recovery in jeopardy.”— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more

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Fraudster held for duping banks of Rs 8crore

first_imgNoida: Noida Special Task Force (STF) police team has arrested a wanted criminal, carrying bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head, who allegedly duped various banks to the tune of Rs eight crore as he financed over 60 cars against fake documents.Police said that the accused produced fake documents on the name of a Greater Noida based firm, said STF officials. According to police, the accused had been identified as Rajat Kulshreshtha (34), a resident of Antriksh Golf view society of Noida. Cops said that over half a dozen cases of fraud were registered against the accused in Agra district. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticRaj Kumar Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Noida STF said that the accused had floated a fake automobile company with its address in Greater Noida while he had financed several car loans with banks but the cars were never bought. “Kulsheshtra, along with his friend, had duped banks to the tune of Rs 8 crores as he financed around 61 cars within a span of past three years on the basis of forged documents. The accused had formed fake company while they hired few staffers who responded to calls where they tried to pose it as authentic,” said Mishra. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe officer further said that the gang had submitted forged documents including quotations for vehicles costs, payslips of staff, and other documents to obtain loans. “The accused has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 420 (fraud), 467 (forgery) and related offences while nearly seven cases have been registered against in at various police stations in Agra district.” “The accused has been arrested and produced before the Agra police for further proceedings,” added Mishra.last_img read more

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Not only Mallya and Nirav 36 bizmen fled from country

first_imgNew Delhi: ED opposed the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam, saying there was a likelihood of him fleeing the country like 36 businessmen who had criminal cases against them.The Enforcement Directorate told special judge Arvind Kumar that 36 businessmen, including Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, have fled from the country in the recent past. The probe agency’s special public prosecutors D P Singh and N K Matta countered Sushen’s claim that he had deep roots in the society, saying, “Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Sandesara brothers (Sterling Biotech Ltd promoters) had deeper routes in the society yet they left the country. There are such 36 businessmen who fled from the country in the last few years.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDuring the argument, ED’s advocate Samvedna Verma told the court that the probe was at a crucial stage and the agency was trying to find out who was “RG” referred in the diaries of Sushen. Verma also accused Gupta of influencing the witnesses in the case and told the court that he even tried to destroy the evidence in the case. The court reserved order on Gupta’s bail application for April 20. Gupta has sought relief on the ground that the agency has already completed the investigation and filed a charge sheet in the case. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn his bail application, the accused told the court that the ED’s contention of the flight risk could be rejected considering his past activities, where he joined the investigation as and when summoned. The agency arrested Gupta under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED officials said Gupta’s role in the case came to light based on disclosures made by Rajiv Saxena, who has turned approver in the case after he was deported from the UAE and arrested by the agency here. It is suspected that Gupta has in his possession some payment details in the Rs 3,600 crore purchase deal of AgustaWestland VVIP choppers and the link is to be unravelled, they said.last_img read more

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Allahabad University campus has become a haven for criminals HC

first_imgMAllahabad: Lamenting that Allahabad University hostels have become a “haven for criminals” who have converted its campus into a “play ground” for their misdeeds, the Allahabad High Court has asked the varsity and the police to apprise it of steps taken by them to address the issue.A bench comprising chief justice Govind Mathur and justice S S Shamshery made the observation on Tuesday while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on the murder of a youth at PCB hostel of Allahabad University on Monday night. The court issued notices to Uttar Pradesh chief secretary, state director general of police and district commissioner and senior superintendent of police of Prayagraj as well as the registrar of Allahabad University on the issue. The court directed the University registrar to file an affidavit about the steps taken to make the university campus free from criminals. The court also directed the SSP of Prayagraj to file a status report regarding steps taken in the matter. “In a democratic society, rule of law is to prevail and any harm to that cannot be accepted in any manner. No one can be allowed to cause even a minor injury to the peace and tranquillity of the area and inhabitants thereof,” the court said in its order. “It is brought to our notice that a huge number of criminals are staying in the different hostels under the control of university though they are not regular students,” it said. The bench, in its oral observations, said that “campus and hostels of Allahabad university have become a haven for criminals”. “The entire campus has been converted by them into play ground for their criminal deeds,” it said. The court directed the district magistrate and SSP of Prayagraj and the registrar of the university to be present in court on April 22.last_img read more