October 15


first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: CBC Radio One today announced that CBC News correspondent Duncan McCue has been named the new host of CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP, beginning Sunday, August 7. The popular open-line program airs Sundays at 1 p.m. PT, 2 p.m. MT, 3 p.m. CT, 4 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. AT and 5:30 p.m. NT on CBC Radio One.“Duncan is the perfect choice for Cross Country Checkup,” said Susan Marjetti, executive director of CBC Radio English Services. “He brings a fresh perspective and strong history of award-winning storytelling on CBC to this iconic program, which has proven to be a mainstay in our mandate to connect and reflect Canada to all Canadians.”Celebrating its 51st anniversary this year, CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP is Canada’s only national open-line radio program. More than half a million listeners tune in  every Sunday afternoon to hear a lively exchange of ideas between callers and invited guests, and a broad cross-section of opinions on the topic of the day. On average, 5,000 to 10,000 people attempt to call in during the broadcast to join the discussion.McCue has guest-hosted a number of episodes since Rex Murphy’s retirement as host in September 2015, including a live show from Iqaluit.“I’m honoured to join a program with such a long history,” said Duncan McCue, “Cross Country Checkup is a special place – a couple of hours on national radio where Canadians from all walks of life get to talk and listen to one another.”A reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years, McCue’s work has garnered several RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of the CBC Aboriginal team’s acclaimed investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that has won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism and the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalist’s Don McGillivray Award. He’s also an author: his book The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager. Now based in Toronto, his news and current affairs pieces will continue to be featured on CBC’s flagship news show, The National.Canadians can engage with CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP through a toll-free number (during the broadcast only) at 1-888-416-8333, online live chat at www.cbc.ca/ checkup (during broadcast), and on Twitter @checkupcbc, Facebook at CBCCrossCountryCheckup and by email at checkup@cbc.ca.-30-About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

October 11

Côte dIvoire UN calls attention to unmet needs of conflictaffected communities

“Despite our commitment to support the people and the Government, insecurity still limits our ability to provide aid in Yopougon and Abobo neighbourhoods in Abidjan as well as in the vicinity of Zouan Hounien, Toulepleu and Bloléquin, where instability persists,” said Ndolamb Ngokwey, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Côte d’Ivoire, in a press release.Over the past three weeks, the humanitarian community, supported by the UN Disaster and Assessment Coordination team (UNDAC), has assessed needs in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital, and the rest of the country, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Medical supplies, including drugs and equipment, and personnel have been provided to hospitals, and a mobile clinic is now available in the west and in Abidjan for those who are unable to reach health centres or hospitals.According to UN estimates, an estimated 1 million Ivorians were displaced by the violence, including those who fled to neighbouring countries – particularly Liberia, which is hosting 135,000 Ivorian refugees.The crisis ended earlier this month when former president Laurent Gbagbo finally surrendered, ending months of violence that erupted in the wake of his refusal to step down after he lost the UN-certified presidential run-off election last November to Alassane Ouattara.The reopening of schools remains a challenge due to the displacement of children and teachers, the looting of equipment, schools being used as shelters for internally displaced persons (IDPs), and insecurity in Abidjan neighbourhoods, including Yopougon and Abobo, according to OCHA.Aid workers have supplied educational materials, created temporary classes and recruited volunteer teachers. A school feeding programme is also planned to encourage children to return and to provide nutritional support. Up to 800,000 children have been out of school during the past four to six months because of the unrest.Measures have been taken to restore the water supply in Abidjan and, progressively, in the rest of the country, although shortages are still frequent in Man in the west. Uncollected garbage in Abidjan, Man and Duékoué poses a threat to public health for which urgent action is required, OCHA said.In Abidjan, garbage collection is in progress in accessible neighbourhoods and humanitarian workers are supporting community initiatives in Duékoué and Man, but more resources are needed to expand work in other areas.“More must be done to protect civilians and assist victims of rape and assault, which continue in areas of the country that remain insecure. This must stop, and law and order must be restored so that the population can live in peace,” said Mr. Ngokwey.Neils Scott, the head of OCHA in Côte d’Ivoire, said overcrowding in the Catholic Mission in Duékoué, currently sheltering 28,000 people, is unacceptable. “Humanitarian workers are continuing work to reduce the size of the camp population to a manageable level,” said Mr. Scott.Due to the displacement and looting, farming households are in need of both immediate and longer-term assistance to resume agricultural activities.Donors have so far provided only 20 per cent of the $160 million requested to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, according to OCHA.Cote 28 April 2011Thousands of people in southern, central and western Côte d’Ivoire remain in great need of humanitarian aid, United Nations officials in the country reported today, stressing that priority requirements include health care, education, water, shelter and protection of those affected by the recent post-election violence. read more

October 8

Cabinet reshuffle next week

There has been speculation over the past several weeks that former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake will be reappointed Prime Minister. (Colombo Gazette) There is strong speculation that a cabinet reshuffle will take place next week, government sources said.Several Ministries are expected to change hands during the reshuffle with some former Ministers also likely to be reappointed. Former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama is among those tipped to make a comeback into the Cabinet.A new Prime Minister is also expected to be named as a result of the poor health of current Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne. read more

October 4

Barrick Gold shares slide lower again after massive financing deal announced

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Barrick Gold shares slide lower again after massive financing deal announced by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2013 9:32 am MDT TORONTO – Shares of Barrick Gold continued to fall Friday in the wake of a massive US$3-billion financing deal by the gold miner.The Toronto-based company announced the plan late Thursday after saying it would suspend work at its Pascua-Lama gold project in South America.Barrick has signed a deal with a syndicate of underwriters to issue as many as 188 million shares at a price of US$18.35 per share.After deducting underwriting commissions, Barrick will receive about US$2.9 billion or as much as US$3.3 billion if over-allotment options are fully exercised.The company said it will use the cash raised to pay down debt and bolster its balance sheet.Barrick shares were down $1.47 or 7.3 per cent at C$18.81 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The shares have lost more than 45 per cent so far this year.On Thursday, Barrick suspended work at its Pascua-Lama project in the face of lower gold prices and other problems at the mine under construction in the Andes mountains.With nearly 18 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves and 676 million ounces of silver, the project is one of the largest deposits in the world.When Barrick first gave the project the green light in 2009, it was expected to cost US$2.8 billion to US$3 billion to build with commissioning to begin in late 2012 and production in early 2013.However, project costs have ballooned to more than US$8 billion as it has also been hit by several delays. read more

September 21

Greece will not give up WWII claims

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram President Karolos Papoulias on Thursday raised two controversial issues with his visiting German counterpart Joachim Gauck – Greece’s ongoing demands for WWII reparations from Germany, as well as the return of a forced loan given by the Bank of Greece to the Nazis – but failed to elicit the desired response. Gauck, who met with Papoulias amid high security as protests were banned in the city center, said he was not in a position to differentiate his stance from the official position of the German government, which has repeatedly said there is no case for the reparations Greece is seeking. “I believe the legal course for it is closed,” Gauck said after Papoulias stated that Greece “has not relinquished its claims” relating to WWII reparations.The German president acknowledged, however, that his country carried a “moral responsibility” for dozens of massacres carried out by Nazi soldiers during the war and offered to set up a special fund to boost German awareness of Nazi war crimes in Greece. Without providing details, Gauck said the fund would “dispense substantial sums to make Germans confront that part of their past.”Earlier, at a lunch with Gauck, Papoulias is said to have pressed the Greek case for reparations, saying it was “a paradox” that Greeks are saddled with painful austerity measures and commitments while Germany refuses to discuss “responsibilities” arising from WWII. “Your position that ‘there is no issue’ is something that you claim. It cannot be unilaterally projected as a final conclusion,” Papoulias was quoted as saying.The two heads of state travel to Ioannina yesterday, for a visit to the village of Ligiades, where Nazi forces executed 92 people in October 1943.Gauck also met on Thursday with SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and leftist MP and war hero Manolis Glezos, who both also pressed him on the reparations issue. Tsipras stressed that Germany should have a greater sense of responsibility as Europe’s leading economic power, noting that the austerity measures championed by Berlin in Greece and other Southern European countries have “splintered and divided Europe.” Source: ekathimerinilast_img read more

September 18

Burnley star signs new contract

first_imgBurnley youngster McNeil has signed a new contract with the club and has put paid to speculations over his exit from the club.The teenager signed his first professional contract at the club last April and has been in blistering form since he made his debut for the club last season.“A lot has happened in a short space of time and I’m happy to have signed a new deal,” McNeil Lancashiretelegraph.“I hadn’t really thought this far ahead but I’m just happy it’s come so soon.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“The main aim was to sign it so I can focus on my football and I’ve done that now so I can focus and crack on with what I’m doing.“I think I’ve taken my opportunity well and hopefully I can build on that.“Hopefully I can stay in the team and really focus on this season. I think we’re doing well and we’ve got to keep that form going.“It’s a dream staying in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world and you always want to stay and play in the Premier League.”last_img read more

September 14

BtoB Heavyweights Form Online Ad Network

first_imgDerek Reisfield, a former CBS executive and founder of Marketwatch, has been appointed chairman of BBN. “The partnership is trying to satisfy the need for a wider audience for a medium that is measured so much on ROI,” says Evan Kramer, vice president of online sales for Nielsen. Both Reisfield and Kramer hope to open BBN up to other b-to-b publishers later this year.Tough Times The venture comes at a decidedly tumultuous time for b-to-b publishers. Nielsen recently laid off an undisclosed number of staffers at its business media unit as part of an overarching restructuring plan that aims to eliminate roughly 4,000 jobs. That same week, Ziff Davis Enterprise CEO Steve Weitzner announced a salary and hiring freeze, right around the time when the final 2007 Business Information Network numbers were released, showing an overall advertising revenue decline of 2 percent in 2007 following essentially flat numbers the year before. With the industry facing declining print advertising revenues, four prominent b-to-b publishing companies—Cygnus Business Media, Nielsen Business Media, Reed Business Information and McGraw-Hill—have launched an online advertising network to leverage their combined traffic for marketers.Called BBN, the network—consisting of more than 200 Web properties from titles including Aviation Week and Defense Technology, CPA Technology Advisor and Construction Equipment—will target advertising dollars normally outside the b-to-b realm, flexing the network’s 10 million combined unique visitors a month and allowing marketers to make large-scale purchases. The companies have partnered with New York-based 24/7 Real Media, a digital technology firm, to handle the delivery of the ads. last_img read more

September 11

STATE REP RACE Progressive Massachusetts Endorses Erika Johnson

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Erika Johnson Endorsed By Planned ParenthoodIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Erika Johnson Receives Endorsement From ‘First Ask Of America’In “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidate Erika Johnson Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With ‘Your Tewksbury Today’In “Government” BOSTON, MA — Elections matter. Our ability to make progressive change in Massachusetts depends on our electing progressive champions to office — every office.In particular, primaries matter. Whether you’re ousting a conservative or passive incumbent (of either party) or electing a real champion in an open seat (replacing a retiring one or getting a real progressive upgrade), primaries can send a powerful message.Massachusetts’s state primary is Tuesday, September 4th. Help Progressive Massachusetts send such a message.Over the past couple of months, we’ve been inviting candidates to fill out our comprehensive policy questionnaire — a vital tool for informing voters and for holding politicians accountable. Our Election and Endorsement Committee reviews them and then chooses whether to make a recommendation to our members, the ultimate deciders.We’re proud to endorse Erika Johnson for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District.Erika Johnson is a community activist in Wilmington and the chair of the Wilmington Democratic Committee. After graduating college with a political science degree, she worked in impact investing and then moved to the energy efficiency field, working to increase energy efficiency in residential applications and helping electrical distributors upgrade their customers to energy efficient lighting through rebates and incentives. She is running for office to fight for safe, well-funded quality public education; living wages for all; more affordable health care and higher education; and twenty-first-century infrastructure.About Progressive MassachusettsProgressive Massachusetts (“Progressive Mass”) is a new, statewide, diverse grassroots organization built from the ground up by organizers and activists from across Massachusetts.We organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on these issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values.Progressive Mass works to move Massachusetts toward a future where the values of equal opportunity, social and economic justice, consumer and environmental protection, health care as a right, equal access to quality public services, respect for all residents and accountable and transparent government are given top priority.Progressive Mass welcomes all progressives regardless of political affiliation.Progressive Mass is committed to organization-building in all areas of the state, educating and training progressive activists, creating opportunities for ongoing engagement, working to elect more progressives to public office, and continually holding all elected officials accountable for their positions on issues of importance to the people of Massachusetts.(NOTE: The above information is from Progressive Massachusetts.)last_img read more

September 5

Chennai Floods Union minister thanks companies for sending packaged food water

first_imgUnion Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday reviewed the situation of processed food articles and bottled water supplies being contributed by manufacturers for the flood-affected people of Chennai.According to an official statement released by the Union Food Processing Industry Ministry, the minister, in her appeal to processed food manufacturers, said it was time to make exemplary contribution for the people of Chennai, who have been patronising food brands and products manufactured by the industry.She along with the Cente and the Tamil Nadu government, appealed to the industry to “also ensure that there is no shortage of milk, packaged food articles and bottled water for the people of Chennai”.The ministry is currently coordinating with all food processing companies to supply packaged milk and food, and bottled water to the flood-affected people in Chennai.According to the ministry statement, Nestle India has supplied 10 Metric Tonne (MT) of noodles, 5,000 litres of tetra-packed milk and 50,000 pouches of coffee. An additional 25-30 MT of noodles, about 8 MT of the firm’s chocolate covered wafers and 800 kg of company-manufactured biscuits are also being supplied.ITC, meanwhile, has supplied six truckloads of 3,163 boxes of biscuits, said the statement, adding that MTR has supplied 14,128 ready-to-eat food packets, with another 35,000 ready-to-eat food packets to be delivered by Monday.Britannia has supplied three truckload of 345 boxes of biscuits on Sunday, and another two truckloads of food items. They have also been requested to supply additional quantity of milk produce and some bread.Coca Cola India has supplied 50,000 one-litre water bottles, while Pepisco has pledged 12,000 such bottles, and was arranging transport of the material on Monday, said the statement from the ministry.Parle is also arranging to send three truckload of biscuits it manufactures.Several people from the Tamil film industry are already doing their bit to alleviate the suffering of the flood-affected in Chennai.last_img read more

September 3

Government bombing intense in south Syria opposition holdout

first_imgSyrian policemen stand guard in front of poster of Syrian president Bashar Assad and Russian president Vladimir Putin, right, at a check point on the entrance of the central Syrian town of Rastan, Homs province, Syria, Tuesday, 17 July 2018.Talks to cede the largest opposition holdout in southwestern Syria to government forces have failed, triggering an intense overnight bombing campaign on the densely populated town of Nawa that killed over a dozen people and wounded over a hundred, activists and rescuers said Wednesday.Separately, some 7,000 Syrians were expected to be evacuated from two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria as part of a negotiated deal with insurgents who have besieged them for three years.Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “frenzied” overnight bombing in Nawa and the town’s surroundings continued into Wednesday, with at least 350 missiles launched. The Observatory said at least 12 people were killed as rescuers struggled to get to the casualties.Khaled Solh, head of the local Syria Civil Defense known as White Helmets, said they have documented 14 killed while Nawa’s only hospital was bombed and rendered non-operational late Tuesday. Only one ambulance was able to get to the town and civilians relied on their cars to bring out at least 150 wounded. He said one of the last orthopedists in the town was killed in the strikes.Images from across the frontier in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights showed large plumes of smoke rising over the Nawa area, as the bombing continued Wednesday. Hundreds of civilians were seen taking cover in shelters along the frontier, apparently seeking safety in the de-militarised zone between the two countries. Israel has occupied the Golan Heights since 1967, and a cease-fire deal was reached in 1974.In less than a month, Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power have been able to seize control of most of southwestern Daraa province, including the provincial capital of the same name. The city of Daraa was the cradle of the uprising against president Bashar Assad more than seven years ago.The government stepped up its military offensive on the remaining opposition pockets in the southwestern region, which includes the Daraa and Quneitra provinces that straddle the border with Jordan and the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In recent days, Syrian forces have turned to the last opposition pockets near the frontier with Israel.Alongside the military offensive, the government has struck “reconciliation” deals, essentially a negotiated capitulation in a number of villages that have been in rebel hands for years, to restore government control there.Talks to hand over Nawa, one of the most densely populated towns in Daraa province, have been ongoing for a couple of days. That has encouraged displaced civilians to return to Nawa, said a local activist who goes by the name Selma Mohammed.But the talks faltered, triggering the overnight onslaught and a new wave of displacement, with hundreds leaving the town again.On Wednesday, the bombing focused on towns and villages surrounding Nawa, making the road in and out of town deadly, Mohammed said.The Observatory said warplanes and ground forces have also targeted the southern tip of the region, which is held by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.The government offensive has displaced more than 230,000 people, many of them on the run in the open. Jordan said it will not take in new refugees and Israeli soldiers have shooed away dozens of protesters who had approached the frontier Tuesday, demanding protection.Meanwhile, about 7,000 Syrians were expected to be evacuated from two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria, ending a three-year siege by insurgents who control the surrounding area. Dozens of buses arrived in the Foua and Kfraya villages to transport the evacuees on Wednesday, Syrian state media said.Evacuation deals have been criticised by the United Nations as forced displacement.A negotiated deal to evacuate Foua and Kfraya villagers earlier this year faltered after the evacuation of only 40 people from a third village. The evacuees’ first stop is the government-controlled city of Aleppo.last_img read more

September 1

The Top 10 Music Business Stories of 2018

first_imgChanging of the Guard at Sony/ATVAs Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier, indisputably one of the greatest music publishers of all time, approached and passed his three-quarter-century birthday, speculation grew about who his successor might be, with the company’s U.K. chief Guy Moot eventually emerging as the most-likely-to. Yet all of that came to naught in October, when the Sony chiefs in Tokyo abruptly informed Bandier that his contract will not be renewed in April, and in fact Warner/Chappell CEO Jon Platt, who worked under Bandier for many years at EMI Publishing, will be taking the helm. Despite the drama inherent in such a move, the succession has been outwardly handled with grace from all parties thus far — and, as such things often go in the small world of publishing, Moot is widely expected to take Platt’s CEO gig at Warner/Chappell, likely in a tag-team role with new COO Carianne Marshall.Def Jam Gamely Rolls With KanyeAny attempt to recap the 2018 events around Kanye West would stretch well into 2019, but one intermittently fascinating side-effect of his, er, unpredictable behavior over the past year has been the entertainment industry’s reactions to it. Granted, anyone going into business with him these days knows what they’re getting into — although two of his backing musicians on “Saturday Night Live” could be seen shaking their heads in unison during West’s pro-Trump rant after the show’s telecast had ended — yet the staff of Def Jam Records deserves a collective Purple Heart (and perhaps hazard pay) for standing by their artist non-judgmentally through some completely unprecedented events, including his pledge to release five albums in five weeks (two featured him as an artist, the other three he produced). To cite just one telling example: At the airport in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the morning after a listening session for his “Ye” album — which West, his management and the label had frantically organized in less than week (over Memorial Day weekend, no less), flying in and putting up more than 500 people — a Def Jam executive who’d been up all night was heard saying, “I finally got the artwork — we just released the album.” “Ye” hit streaming services 10 or 11 hours after the usual midnight release time, and several of the other albums were a few hours or even a day or two late. But for better or worse, West’s label, and the industry at large, continues to provide a high-profile platform for his art. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 BONUS 2019 STORY: The Super Bowl Halftime Performance DebacleIt’s December 31st, and still no performer for the Super Bowl’s halftime — the biggest stage for a musician, with an audience of 100 million — has been officially announced. Back in September, word leaked out (probably intentionally) that it would be Maroon 5, and no one has denied it. Yet that news was met with a fierce outcry, partially because the big game is taking place in Atlanta, the capital of black music in the U.S. — but largely because of the NFL’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been essentially drummed out of the league for kneeling during the National Anthem (a move many feel is based in racism). Performing at the Super Bowl now amounts to an endorsement of the NFL’s policies, and sources tell Variety that multiple artists of color — ranging from Cardi B to Outkast and Mary J. Blige — have been approached to perform with Maroon 5, with none accepting as of yet (reports that Travis Scott will join them onstage remain unconfirmed). Justin Timberlake, who performed at the 2018 Super Bowl, was announced on the preceding Oct. 23; Lady Gaga, the 2017 performer, was announced on the preceding Sept. 29. Less than five weeks from the big game, how is the halftime performance still an unknown? Your guess is as good as ours.Additional reporting by Chris Willman and Shirley Halperin.  The Music Modernization Act PassesThe creative community has little to thank Donald Trump for, but at least he didn’t hold up the years-in-the-works Music Modernization Act, which includes payments to songwriters and artists for pre-1972 recordings, as well as increased compensation for works played on streaming services. “Certain entertainers have been taken advantage of, but no longer, because of Trump, can you believe it?” Trump said at the ceremony in an uncharacteristic display of self-awareness. Be that as it may, the MMA is a huge first step in a long journey for artists and creators to receive their due.Country Music Industry Drops Mic (Huckabee)Did “hate win,” as Mike Huckabee suggested when he was compelled to quit the CMA Foundation’s board of directors, just a day after his appointment to the Country Music Association’s charitable wing was announced? It seemed a lot more like a triumph of common sense, since polarizing right-wing political figures have not historically been sought out as great boons for nonpartisan arts fundraising — even in more conservative-friendly Nashville. Country music progressives upset about Huckabee’s anti-gay-rights activism quickly raised their voices, and with a promised conservative backlash against the supposed snowflakes of Nashville never materializing, a bullet was dodged.The YouTube “Value Gap”While Spotify is often cited as the world’s largest music-streaming service, that status comes with an asterisk: It’s the world’s largest paid music-streaming service. YouTube actually holds the overall title, and for more than a decade the music industry has railed against its relatively low royalty rates and its use of “safe harbor” laws as a way to sidestep policing unauthorized music on its site, which robs creators of countless millions in royalties. As the European Union’s proposed Article 13 threatens safe harbor, YouTube (and its parent company, Google/Alphabet), which have long insisted that their rates and copyright enforcement are fair, has doubled down on their messaging, claiming that Article 13 will hamper creativity and, in one rather far-fetched example, said that the global hit “Despacito” would never have happened in a post-Article 13 world because the publishing information was incomplete. These claims, championed by YouTube Music chief (and former adversary) Lyor Cohen, have been met with now-familiar howls of outrage from multiple music-industry organizations, and YouTube seems to be the only one defending them. While the December stock market fluctuations have made everyone take a deep breath, 2018 was another boom year for the music business. A recovery that many of us could not have hoped for in our wildest dreams during the desolate years of the late 2000s continues to take hold, thanks almost entirely to streaming. According to an IFPI report issued in October, 86% of the respondents (1,000 to 2,000 people between the ages of 16 and 64 in 20 countries) said they engage with music via streaming, with 57% in the 16- to 24-year-old demo using a paid audio service. You can find more details here,but what those numbers point to above all else is the near-miraculous feat of convincing a generation of music consumers, many of whom had never paid for music in their lives, that it’s actually something worth paying for (albeit much less than 20 years ago).center_img Taylor Swift signs with RepublicThe entire industry had known for years that Swift’s contract with Big Machine, the Nashville-based label that had been her home for her entire recording career, was up in November. But right up until the announcement was made, hardly anyone knew what her next move would be. Would she re-up with Big Machine in exchange for ownership of her catalog? Would she jump to another major — nearly all of whom she was reported to have met with? Would she craft some unprecedented direct deal with a giant like Apple or Amazon, roughly along the lines of Frank Ocean’s distribution deal with Apple for his “Blonde” album? Or would she do something no one had even speculated? In the end, she took a fairly unsurprising course — signing directly with known quantities, Republic in the U.S. (which distributes and helps market Big Machine releases) and its parent company, Universal, globally — but with a twist: Swift will own her master recordings going forward, and UMG pledged that it will share with artists the proceeds from the expected sale of its Spotify equity, and make them non-recoupable against the artists’ earnings, as Sony Music has done. It was another example of Swift, who in the past has strong-armed both Apple Music and Spotify into terms more favorable to artists, using her formidable leverage to benefit not just herself but other creators as well.Vivendi to Spin Off Universal Music GroupSome saw it coming in August of last year, when Goldman Sachs, as part of a wildly optimistic series of reports about the music industry, valued the world’s largest music group, Universal, at $23.5 billion, $3 billion more than Sony Music, its nearest competitor. And just under a year later, parent company Vivendi confirmed rumors that it would indeed look to spin off UMG, putting up to half of the company on the market. Under chairman Lucian Grainge, UMG has continued to thrive, with the signing of a long-term deal with Taylor Swift — not to mention being the primary driver in Vivendi’s 56% revenue increase in the third quarter — the latest in a long string of coups. Yet it has also learned that, pardon the pun, the race often goes to the swift: While the other two major label groups and the indie collective Merlin all sold their stakes in Spotify, UMG has waited, presumably on the belief that the company is worth more with equity in the streaming company than without. It has since seen the value of that equity drop as Spotify’s valuation has fallen in recent months. Popular on Variety Leading that charge, of course, was Spotify, which has been the primary news-generator since it brought its above-ground streaming revolution to the United States in 2011. That remained true in 2018, although there were plenty of other headlines as well. And so, in the waning hours of 2018, in no particular order, we present the biggest music business stories of 2018 …Spotify Goes PublicDespite the seemingly bottomless pockets of competitors like Apple and Google, 12 years after its launch Spotify remains the global streaming market leader. It went public with a roar back in April, although many top executives jumped ship shortly after they’d cashed in, it is years from showing a profit, and its valuation has shed billions (to be fair, along with many tech stocks) since its late-July peak of $35 billion. According to several sources, the company dropped to No. 2 in the U.S. at some point in the third quarter — behind Apple Music — and it made an excruciatingly high-profile misstep by attempting to ban from its playlists what it deemed artists who’d engaged in “hateful conduct” (which amounted to R. Kelly and XXXTentacion) before it walked back the policy just days later. Yet the Swedish company, more than any other platform, has led the streaming revolution that saved the music business. Whether it can remain on top is an open question, but the race is Spotify’s to lose.“Step Up”Rarely have two words had as much impact as Grammy chief Neil Portnow’s awkwardly worded comment to a Variety reporter that female artists and executives needed to “step up” in order to receive greatest recognition. While a firestorm of criticism ensued, the Recording Academy made several moves in an effort to improve the situation — including appointing an internal task force led by former Obama administration official Tina Tchen — and the dramatic increase in female representation in the 2019 Grammy nominees announced earlier this month gives some cause for optimism. Whether that diversity will continue with the Grammy winners, and the industry at large, remains to be seen.“Time’s Up” Impacts Music Biz With a WhimperWhile the music business’ mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll persisted for decades, the housecleaning that followed the 2017 departures of Epic Records chief L.A. Reid and Warner Bros. SVP Jeff Fenster, due to allegations of sexual harassment, paled in comparison to the movie and TV industries. One notable exit, Republic Records president Charlie Walk, took place at the top of the year when the executive and the Universal Music Group label “mutually agreed to part ways” after he was accused of sexual harassment by five female former employees of Republic and two Sony Music companies where he was formerly employed. While rumors about other executives have continued to fly since Walk stepped down late in March, nothing of similar impact has gone public yet — and anyone continuing such behavior in the wake of the past two years’ events might as well pack up their desk and send a resume to the only place in America that publicly condones it: the White House …last_img read more

August 31

BJP leader arrested for storing bombs at home

first_imgKolkata: North 24-Parganas police have arrested a BJP leader for keeping bombs at his home in Bagda. The incident triggered tension among the local residents.Police said that the accused BJP leader, identified as Bishnupada Roy, stocked 6 live bombs inside his house at Jagadishpur village of Bangda. The police came to know that the accused had kept bombs in his house. A police team on Wednesday night raided his house and seized six bombs from the kitchen of his house. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe district BJP leaders, however, alleged that Roy has been framed and local Trinamool Congress leaders have conspired to dent BJP’s image in the area. The BJP leaders also claimed that Roy had been instrumental in strengthening the party organisation in Bagda area. The district Trinamool Congress leaders denied the allegations and said that the BJP leaders in the area are trying to unleash a reign of terror ahead of elections. Some of the local residents in the area alleged that bombs were being stored to create trouble during the elections. The police officers are verifying the allegation of local residents. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe police have started a detailed probe in this regard. Police are trying to know why the accused stocked the bombs in his house. They are investigating if there were any plans of to use the bombs during the elections. Earlier, the district police seized arms from various places of Bagda and other areas of Bongaon sub-divisions. Following the notification of the Lok Sabha elections, there have been raids in various parts of the districts to confiscate illegal arms and ammunition. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that some other persons might have been involved in the incident. They are trying to identify the other accused.last_img read more

August 27

Involved Field Irradiation Therapy Reduces Toxicity for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer

first_imgNews | Radiation Therapy | October 23, 2015 Involved Field Irradiation Therapy Reduces Toxicity for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Chinese trial finds more targeted radiotherapy reduces side effects for patients without negatively impacting recurrence or survival rates News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.center_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Imago Systems October 23, 2015 — For patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes, radiation therapy (RT) targeting only the involved lymph nodes regions results in less toxicity without statistically significant differences in loco-regional lymph nodal recurrence, distant failure and overall survival rates, according to new research. Study findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 57th annual meeting.The American Cancer Society estimates that while esophageal cancer makes up approximately one percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, it is far more prevalent in China, where esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most common type of esophageal cancer in China. Many patients with ESCC are not diagnosed until the cancer is in an advanced stage.Chemoradiation (the combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy) is a standard treatment for locally advanced esophageal cancer. Elective nodal irradiation (ENI)—RT to the tumor and lymph nodes, including uninvolved lymph nodes in the region around the cancerous tumor—is a common form of RT used to treat ESCC. The use of ENI has been controversial due to increased level of irradiation and possible toxicity. This study evaluated the feasibility of reducing the nodal irradiation volume of RT by comparing ENI to involved-field irradiation (IFI)—RT that involves only the regions where the lymph nodes are located.The prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial included 110 patients with esophageal cancer enrolled from nine cancer centers across China between April 2012 and November 2014. The patients had inoperable, newly diagnosed stage II – stage III thoracic ESCC.Patients were treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy and all of the patients received docetaxel (75 mg/m2 on day one) and CDDP (25 mg/m2 on days one-three) every 21 days for two to four cycles. The patients received image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) in once-daily fractions of 1.8-2Gy to a total dose of 60-66 Gy to the gross tumor volume (GTV) and 50-54 Gy to the clinical target volume (CTV). The patients were randomly divided into two groups; 56 patients received elective nodal irradiation (the ENI group); and 54 patients received involved-field irradiation (the IFI group).The primary endpoints of the study were toxicities (side effects) and loco-regional lymph nodal recurrence (indicating the cancer had returned to the area and nearby lymph nodes). The secondary end points were distant failure and overall survival (OS).At a median follow-up of 20 months, data showed that IFI resulted in significantly decreased radiation pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs) and radiation esophagitis (inflammation of the lining of the esophagus). Grade = 2 radiation pneumonitis in the ENI group was 26.8 percent, compared to 12.9 percent in the IFI group (p = 0.011); and the rate of radiation esophagitis was 37.5 percent in the ENI group compared to 20.4 percent in the IFI group (p = 0.001).No significant differences in the loco-regional lymph nodal recurrence rate were observed between the two groups. The ENI group experienced a 17.9 percent loco-regional lymph nodal recurrence, compared to the IFI group, which experienced a 20.4 percent loco-regional lymph nodal recurrence (p = 0.819).Evaluation of distant failure rates (measurement of whether the cancer appeared in other areas other than the original tumor site), indicated a positive result with no difference between the two groups. The ENI group had a 12.5 percent distant failure rate and the IFI group had a 13 percent distant failure rates (p = 0.465).The two groups achieved similar one-year and two-year OS rates.  The one-year OS rate was 89.2 percent for the ENI group and 88.3 percent for the IFI group (p = 0.431); and the two-year OS rates was 64.2 percent for the ENI group, compared to 55.6 percent for the IFI group (p = 0.857).“Elective nodal irradiation is the most commonly used type of RT for treating esophageal cancer, but its side effects and toxicity have been criticized,” said Tao Li, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and vice chairman of the department of radiation oncology at Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute. “Researchers have suggested decreasing the nodal irradiation volume with the use of IFI, yet prior to this study its potential advantages had only been measured in smaller trials. We anticipated that IFI could significantly decrease toxicity such as radiation pneumonitis and radiation esophagitis, but were initially uncertain if IFI might increase the loco-regional lymph nodal recurrence rates, distant failure and overall survival. The mid-term results of our trial show that IFI is an acceptable and toxicity-minimizing method of treatment for thoracic ESCC. This is a significant discovery for future esophageal cancer radiotherapy care.”For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read morelast_img read more

August 26

Researchers release unCaptcha2 a tool that uses Googles speechtotext API to bypass

first_imgA team of researchers at the University of Maryland released unCaptcha2 last week, an updated version of their tool Uncaptcha that defeated Google’s reCAPTCHA audio challenge with 85.15% accuracy in 2017. Google’s Audio challenge is aimed at solving reCAPTCHA’s accessibility problem for visually challenged people who can’t see where to “tick the box” to prove that they’re a human and not a robot. Hence, they’re offered an option to listen to the audio and enter what they hear as a response. UnCaptcha, which was released in 2017, managed to pass the reCAPTCHA audio system by using an approach that involved downloading the audio and segmenting it. These segments were then uploaded to multiple speech-to-text services, which in turn would convert the message.                                                         unCaptcha Finally, the response obtained would be typed into the reCAPTCHA form to solve the challenge. However, after the attack in 2017, Google updated the reCAPTCHA form by introducing changes such as improved browser automation detection and using spoken phrases instead of digits for reCAPTCHA. These changes managed to successfully protect reCAPTCHA from the 2017 unCaptcha attack but failed to protect it from the new unCaptcha2. “As of June 2018, these challenges have been solved. The reCAPTCHA team..is..fully aware of this attack. The team has allowed us to release the code. The code now only needs to make a single request to a free, publicly available speech to text API (by Google) to achieve around 90% accuracy over all the captchas”, states the team. UnCaptcha2 makes use of a screen clicker that helps it move to certain pixels on the screen and move around the webpage as a human would. However, this method is not very robust and still needs more working. Also, unCaptcha2 uses a different approach than the first version and no longer requires the use of multiple speech-to-text engines as well as the segmentation approach. UnCaptcha2 involves navigating to Google’s ReCaptcha Demo site, navigating to audio challenge for reCAPTCHA and then downloading the audio challenge. After this step, the audio challenge is submitted to Speech To Text services. Finally, the response obtained is typed in and submitted to solve the challenge. “unCaptcha2, like the original version, is meant to be a proof of concept. As Google updates its service, this repository will not be updated. As a result, it is not expected to work in the future, and is likely to break at any time,” state the researchers. Read Next Google launches score-based reCAPTCHA v3 to filter abusive traffic on websites Google’s secret Operating System ‘Fuchsia’ will run Android Applications: 9to5Google Report Google Cloud releases a beta version of SparkR job types in Cloud Dataproclast_img read more

February 23

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November 5

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September 1

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" an administration official was quoted as saying by WSJ.handover? Sadiqa resident of Bhavnagarwas killed in encounter by Gujarat Police in Ahmedabad on January 132003 Police claimed he was a Lashkar-e-Taiba operativeand was on a mission to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi and VHP leader Pravin Togadia For all the latest DO NOT USE Gujarat News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Lucknow | Published: December 7 2015 12:47 am Smriti Irani Related News FOLLOWING THE intervention of BJP MP Kunwar Bhartendra Singh the Union HRD Ministry has approved Rs 134 crore for Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) Kishanganj centre in Bihar This is the first major funding that the university has received since the Modi government assumed power in 2014 On December 1 the MP from Bijnor had met HRD Minister Smriti Irani along with a delegation of AMU students who represented the Sir Syed Minority Federation of India They had requested Irani that funds be sanctioned for AMU centres and also a 150-room hostel — in the name of Jat King Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh — be constructed Soon after Irani had approved the funds for AMU’s Kishanganj centre While Singh is now receiving support from teachers and even alumni of the university he had faced protests in April from the students after he was appointed as an AMU Court member In the past an FIR was also lodged against him for giving inflammatory speeches in Muzaffarnagar following which riots had broken out in 2013 When contacted Singh said: “Obviously nobody will want a person named in a riot case I understand the situation… But you have to take the good things along with bad I can only say that charges against me are politically motivated “I am really thankful that the opportunity to help AMU came my way It (the university) provides excellent education I believe that education is the only way to save poor people from falling in the trap of unemployment and criminal divisive and self-defeating ideology” he added He also hoped that Irani would sanction the 150-room hostel to ease lodging problems at the AMU “The Kishanganj centre is located in a very poor locality… I appreciate the minister’s prompt action In future also I will extend all possible help to AMU” Singh said His father Raja Devendra Singh had completed his MBA from the varsity in 1959 The proposal for the Kishanganj centre was pending with the HRD Ministry for some time now Due to paucity of funds the centre has been facing crisis When contacted AMU Finance Officer Javed Akhtar said: “We have received the approval letter from the HRD Ministry regarding funds for the Kishanganj centre MP Kunwar Bhartendra Singh along with students had met the minister in this regard We are thankful to them “We have got a letter which mentions some conditions for allotment of funds These are small conditions and will be fulfilled Only one issue of recognition of our BEd course by National Council for Teacher Education is pending which will be cleared soon” he added Pervez Siddiqui president of Sir Syed Minority Federation of India too said Singh was instrumental in ensuring that Irani meets them at a short notice “We will remain indebted to him… he helped us in presenting our case before the minister His support also helped in bailing out our institution from financial crisis” he added For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: December 9 2015 5:31 am The traffic police will also organise a ‘car-free’ week in the first week of January to make the people aware of the traffic-related problems Related News On thelines of Delhi the Chandigarh Police has mooted a proposal for plying of the vehicles with odd and even numbers on alternate days to minimise the traffic congestion The proposal has been sent to UT Advisor Vijay Kumar Dev by Inspector General of Police (IG) R P Upadhyay The proposal also suggests construction of underpasses on busy stretches in the city and staggering office timings The proposal states that if the construction of the flyovers or underpasses could not be done expeditiously then the vehicles with odd and even registration numbers should ply on alternative days which will reduce the traffic volume on the roads The traffic police will also organise a ‘car-free’ week in the first week of January to make the people aware of the traffic-related problems The UT Police has also suggested that a flyover or an underpass should be constructed on Dakshin Marg from Chandigarh-Mohali border and airport light point up to Tribune Chowk in Sector 29 The flyover or the underpass would go towards Faidan barrier on one side and Modella lightpoint on the other Another flyover or underpass has been proposed on Madhya Marg between the roundabout near Grain Market in Sector 26 up to Dhillon lightpoint near Fun Republic The traffic police authorities also suggested that the timings of all the government offices should be staggered to avoid major traffic jams in different parts of the city especially in the morning and evening hours It was also suggested that multi-level parking lots should be constructed near Elante Mall district courts in Sector 43 and at the markets of sectors 35 and 22 Chandigarh has around 10 lakh registered vehicles In addition there is a floating population of around 15 lakh vehicles The proposals of the Chandigarh Administration to promote public transport are hanging fire Neither the proposal for Metro Rail nor Bus Rapid Transport System have taken off IG R P Upadhyay said “I have sent the proposal to the Adviser The proposal has been prepared to minimise traffic congestion in the city” However UT Adviser Dev said that he was yet to receive the proposal For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata: Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s devastating five-wicket haul after a late batting blitzkrieg put India firmly in command as they reduced a hapless New Zealand to 128 for 7 on the rain-hit Day 2of the second Test in Kolkata on Saturday The Indians resuming at 239/7 produced a purposeful batting performance in the morning session with Wriddhiman Saha (54 not out) scoring his third Test half-century to help the team reach 316 in the 105thover before the fall of the their last wicket In reply the Black Capswere tottering at 128/7 still 188 runs behind and facing the prospect of another big defeat after the 197-run drubbing in the opening Test in Kanpur Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates after dismissing New Zealand’s Matt Henry AP The wrecker-in chief was Bhuvneshwar with a sensational 5-33 his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests from 10 overs that broke the back of New Zealand’s batting The Kiwis faced 34 overs in all on Saturday after a bulk of the final session was held up due to wet ground conditions and stumps were drawn early because of bad light It was a turnaround of sorts for India who had staggered to 239/7 on the opening dayon a pitch that offered uneven bounce But the lower order came up with a confident performance to push India over the 300-run mark helped to a large extent by Saha’s gritty knock which came off 85 balls and was laced with seven fours and two hits over the boundary line With a good total on the board the Indian bowlers were incisive against their rivals in the post-lunch session reducing them to 85 for 4 However weather played spoilsport close to tea and an early break was taken which eventually lasted two and a half hours Passing showers of less than 10 minutes were enough to leave the ground unplayable for more than two hours However once play got underway Bhuvneshwar lit up the gloomy atmosphere with his feisty spell Included in place of Umesh Yadav Bhuvneshwar was at his furious best bowling a tidy line and length as he removed stand-in skipper Ross Taylor (36) in his first over after play was resumed following a two and half hours delay Bowling a beautiful line Bhuvneshwar dismissed Taylor after he jabbed the ball at first slip and took two wickets in two balls by removing Mitchell Santner (11) and Matt Henry (0) off successive balls Mohammed Shami (1/46) bowled with pace and bounce to tighten the noose at the other end Reduced to 23/3 shortly after the lunch break when Bhuvneshwar castled Henry Nicholls Taylor and Ronchi (35) put in their best effort to build a partnership but it did not last long with Jadeja (1/17) cutting it short at 62 runs Ronchi was trapped on his backfoot by Jadeja off a delivery which seemed to be going down the leg but umpire Rod Tucker had other ideas In fact Ronchi’s innings almost ended at 16 but he was dropped at point by substitute Gautam Gambhir who put down a tough chance for which he got a fraction of a second to react Suddenly a thick cloud covered the sky above Eden and passing showers meant that the match had to be stopped for an early tea break Earlier youngster Nicholls who replaced skipper Kane Williamson in the side dragged a widish delivery onto his stumps in a replay of Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal as India kept taking regular breakthroughs In reply to India’s 316 New Zealand lost Tom Latham (1) and Martin Guptill (13) in successive overs with Shami and Bhuvneshwar taking the wickets Shami struck in his first over to trap Latham LBW while Guptill continued with his woeful run to be bowled by Bhuvneshwar when the ball hit his elbow before crashing on to the stumps In the morning session the highlight was Saha’s gritty 54 not out — his third Test half-century in India He was involved in a quick 31-ball 35 last wicket partnership with Shami (14 from 14 balls; 3×4) which took India past 300 Resuming the day at 14 Saha got hit on his elbow by a rising delivery from Matt Henry and was up against an attacking field with a packed slip cordon a forward short leg and a leg gully But he was calm unnerved and slowly came into his own replying to Henry with a delicate boundary dissecting the packed slip cordon as India went past 250 At the other end Jadeja who was yet to open his account endured a testing time from the three Kiwi pacers — Henry Trent Boult and Neil Wagner The left-hander could only breathe easy after spin was introduced in the 10th over of the day Jadeja looked to break free after stepping out to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner for a six in the previous over but Wagner set him up brilliantly Jadeja pulled a straight catch to Matt Henry at fine leg for the day’s first dismissal India were soon reduced to 281/9 but the two local lads in Saha and Shami scripted a revival Saha looked effortless and made steady progress He was all attack when spin was introduced Saha hit Santner over mid-on for a boundary and followed it up with a glorious inside-out shot over long off to bring up his first fifty in India For Saha who has had one century and two fifties this half-century came at a crucial period when India looked in danger of being dismissed for under 250 after Friday’s poor show in the first hour Matt Henry was the top wicket-taker for New Zealand with his 3/46 while Neil Wagner Trent Boult and Jeetan Patel accounted for two each India lead the three-match series 1-0 with their massive 197 runs victory in Kanpur Test as people both in Kashmir and Jammu regions have to suffer enormous human tragedies and economic losses because of the hostility, added the report. 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