Auditions will be held across Canada in these provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Ontario. We are seeking dentists who speak English or French. (Dentists cannot be licensed to practice in these provinces, but one could have gone to school there: SK, QC, NB, PEI & NS – due to advertising rules in those provinces.)If interested in auditioning OR you think your dentist might look great on camera…. please email us ASAP! Send us two photos of yourself (full length + head and shoulders), along with your name, age, city & province in which you live or practice, and the best number at which to reach you. Please be sure to include your dental office contact information as well. First rounds of auditions will be held via Skype. Roughly 5-10 minutes of your time. Let us know please if you speak English, French or both! Only one required of course:)Email to email@example.com Deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 7th at midnight.Time is of the essence, and we would love to hear from you! Thanks so much! Advertisement SEEKING CANADIAN DENTISTS FOR TOOTHPASTE COMMERCIALMorgan Casting is seeking real dentists to appear in a national commercial for a major toothpaste brand. You will be compensated if chosen to shoot the commercial in Toronto in October. Do you think that your dentist has an outgoing personality and would look great on camera? If so, please pass this along! It’s free to be considered, and nothing to lose!Seeking women and men. Late 20s to 50s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. No acting required. Just you talking about what you know best – dentistry and toothpaste. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitter
ACTRA Toronto president Theresa Tova – Photo Courtesy of ACTRA Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Toronto – ACTRA Toronto Council yesterday elected Theresa Tova to succeed David Sparrow as the new President of ACTRA Toronto. The president sits for a two-year term.“This union has nurtured me, inspired me and allowed me to grow into a true arts and labour activist ready to seamlessly move forward on important files,” said Ms. Tova addressing council.A member for over 30 years, Tova has been active in the union since 1992, when she began her long-time work of protecting children in the entertainment industry. ACTRA Toronto’s first Child Advocate, she has mentored her successors in the role. Under her dedicated stewardship, Ontario passed the Protecting Child Performers Act, which came into force last year. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: As a Councillor and vice-president over the years, Tova has worked with many of ACTRA Toronto’s most important committees. She has been the executive liaison for the committees, caucuses and concerns of background performers, as well as the Diversity Committee. She founded and continues to mentor ACTRA Toronto’s senior committee, Act Your Age. She has built relationships with agent associations and, as Chair of the Entertainment Industry Coalition (EIC), is overseeing the development of an improved code of ethics for EIC talent agents. Tova has held the post of ACTRA Toronto Vice-President, Internal for 10 years and is also currently serving as ACTRA National’s Treasurer and Communications Committee Chair. She is a recipient of the Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award and the Canadian Association of Labour Media Award. She has sat on the bargaining committees for several of ACTRA’s agreements. She volunteers as an On Set Liaison Officer and sits on the Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union board.Theresa Tova is an award-winning actor, writer and singer. Recognized for her Gemini-nominated role as Marge on the television series E.N.G., Tova has worked in television, film and theatre, including starring roles in the Broadway tour of Ragtime and at the Stratford Festival. Her award-winning Holocaust musical, Still the Night, garnered four Dora Awards and a Governor General’s award nomination for Excellence in Dramatic Literature. Tova has released three CDs and is described as a “towering, pan-cultural jazz-cabaret diva.” Tova tours internationally playing to multicultural crowds in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Argentina, Poland and Luxembourg.ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 22,000 professional performers working in recorded media. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers. Facebook Twitter
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, announced today that SiriusXM’s 200+ channels of world class audio entertainment are now available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation) via the SiriusXM app. SiriusXM on Apple TV gives subscribers another convenient way to access its extensive lineup of programming, which features Howard Stern, commercial-free music, plus live sports, news, entertainment, comedy, and more, inside their home. With SiriusXM on Apple TV, SiriusXM All Access and streaming subscribers can access exclusive music and entertainment, including Howard Stern’s two exclusive channels, commercial-free music from multiple genres, an extensive schedule of live games and events from professional and college sports, plus news from respected national outlets, exclusive talk and entertainment, a broad range of comedy, and sports talk from some of the biggest names in broadcasting; as well as dozens of exclusive online-only channels that span music, talk, comedy and news.SiriusXM showcases exclusive artist branded music channels from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Kenny Chesney, Pitbull and many more. Its expertly curated channels play music from multiple decades and genres that span rock, pop, country, electronic dance, jazz and more. Subscribers with Apple TV can also access concept-based channels curated by SiriusXM’s acclaimed programming team, such as The Coffee House, SiriusXM Chill, Road Trip Radio, Yacht Rock Radio, and The Covers Channel.SiriusXM content available on Apple TV mirrors what is available to subscribers with their streaming subscription. For more info on what channels are available on various SiriusXM subscriptions, go to siriusxm.ca/plans.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member. Twitter Advertisement With the SiriusXM app on AppleTV, SiriusXM trial or paid subscribers with streaming access may:Customize music and comedy channels with MySXM for a personalized experience.Choose from a large library of archived programming on SiriusXM On Demand.Experience a user interface optimized for Apple TV.Set and select favorites for easy access to preferred channels and shows.Resume shows from SiriusXM On Demand from where they left off when listening previously on the SiriusXM app on Apple TV or other devices.View currently-playing content on the integrated screen saverLearn more at siriusxm.ca/appletv. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook USAfter the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning phenomenon that was Get Out, expectations couldn’t be higher for Jordan Peele’s next thing – and since the trailer hadn’t dropped at press time, all we know is that the story involves a family’s beach-house getaway being interrupted by uninvited guests. Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke co-star with Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker and Moonrise Kingdom’s Kara Hayward. But honestly, “Jordan Peele’s next thing” was all we needed. March 15 NWIT: CHAPTER TWOAndy Muschietti did a more than decent job directing the first part of this adaptation of Stephen King’s horror opus about seven losers battling a shape-shifting monster named Pennywise. The second part – filmed, like the first, in and around Toronto – will be more of a challenge, but it’s got plenty of star power, including Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy playing the adult counterparts to three of Chapter One’s teens. Word is Muschietti has dispensed with the book’s icky ending. If he gets the Chinese restaurant fortune cookie scene right, I’m in. September 6 GSUNCUT GEMS Advertisement Lupita Nyong’o stars in Jordan Peele’s horror film Us. (Universal Pictures) If you noticed the Safdie Brothers and The Weeknd liking each others’s pics on Instagram and wondered if they were collaborating – they are. The Toronto musician is appearing with Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Judd Hirsch and Trinidad James in this crime drama set in New York City’s diamond district. The auteur brothers have had this project on the back burner for years, and now that Good Time has raised their profile – Martin Scorsese signed on to exec-produce this one – it’s finally happening. Release TBA KR Twitter
You can’t put your arms around a memory, the song tells us, and this is true.It’s still nice to have a keepsake in your possession, however. Something physical, something concrete. Something you can touch. A memento. The box in which those memories were gifted, as it were. Advertisement Twitter The Matador was — is, I should say, since it seems premature to pronounce the 103-year-old ballroom at 466 Dovercourt Rd. completely dead just yet — a catalytic “container” for the memories of countless Torontonians. Hazy memories, a lot of them, to be sure. But memories nonetheless. And those memories have value. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment When it became common knowledge this past week that the Matador was sold last Saturday to a “private buyer” with connections to a prominent local condo-development company after a heroic, nine-year effort on the part of former owner Paul McCaughey to reopen the one-time Dovercourt Assembly Hall and First World War-era dance hall as a public venue of some sort, a lot of those Torontonians with fond memories of the place were understandably baffled, saddened and worried for its ultimate fate. We know what happens to sacred spaces in this city when they’re sold: they become condominiums or a drugstore. Or both.Maybe the Matador will be fine. Maybe the new owner is a dreamer, too. I’d love to talk to him about his plans. But I know for a fact there’s an offer already in from someone on at least one other property along the adjacent block to the immediate south on College St., and when one takes into account the amount of real estate the Matador “footprint” occupies behind that strip — kitty-corner to the busy West End YMCA — it’s easy to make assumptions. And if it goes the way everyone assumes it will and the Matador and everything around it are subsumed two or three or four years from now into a stylish and shapely new four- or five-storey luxury condo, that’ll be a bummer. That’ll be the city of Toronto’s failure. Login/Register With: Facebook The Matador’s famed sign in 2002. Richard Lautens *p66 x / TORONTO STAR
APTN National NewsOTTAWA-It has faced protests on both sides of the border, and now the U.S. State Department has ordered a review of the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline in a decision that could delay the project until after 2012 U.S. Presidential election.TransCanada has been working to build the 2,735 kilometre pipeline to move Alberta tar sands oil to the Gulf of Mexico since 2008. Native American and First Nations groups, along with environmentalists, have been campaigning to stop the project.Thousands have recently protested the pipeline at the White House and a sister protest on Parliament Hill ended with over 100 people arrested.The U.S. State Department wants TransCanada to study re-routing the pipeline around environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska.U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement backing the U.S. State Department’s decision.“Because this permit decision could affect the health and safety of the American people as well as the environment, and because a number of concerns have been raised through a public process, we should take time to ensure that all questions are properly addressed and all potential impacts…properly understood,” said Obama in a statement.Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in statement released to the media that he was “disappointed” with the decision.“While we are disappointed with the delay, we remain hopefully the project will be decided on its merits and eventually approved,” Harper’s statement said.
APTN National NewsTo say it was a tough weekend in Nunavut would be an understatement.A man in one Nunavut community was shot by RCMP.In another nearby community, an RCMP officer was charged with sexual assault.And as APTN’s Kent Driscoll tells us Nunavut’s RCMP commander is concerned with the type of calls coming in
APTN National NewsA long-awaited report expected to tackle First Nations representation on juries was released Tuesday and aims to do just that.Retired Supreme Court Justice Frank lacobucci’s report found systemic and procedural issues preventing First Nations from sitting on juries.In fact, laccobucci called it a “state of crisis”.“For Ontario’s First Nations peoples, particularly in the north, the justice system and juries process generally are in a crisis,” said lacobucci in a press release. “As a result of our face-to-face meetings with leaders and community members from 32 First Nations from across Ontario, we developed 17 recommendations that will help ensure that the cultural values, laws, and ideologies of First Nations’ are better reflected in the Canadian justice system.”The Ontario government handpicked lacobucci in August 2011 to determine why there seemed to be a lack of First Nation jurors.That came after Jacy Pierre, 27, died at the Thunder Bay jail five years ago. The inquest into his death, which is common when prisoners die behind bars, was put off because no one on the jury was First Nation.Others have voiced concerns about lack of First Nations jurors.Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto applauded the report and urged the province to implement the recommendations.“This type of exclusion contributes to excessive imprisonment of Aboriginal people. This report is an opportunity to move forward and ensure that constitutional rights of First Nation people are upheld, so they are active participants, like all Ontarians, in the jury system,” said Christa Big Canoe a legal director with ALST.Key recommendations made by the Independent Reviewer include:-Establishing an implementation committee with First Nations membership, government officials and individuals (including a youth Aboriginal member) who would be responsible for the implementation of the report.-Establishing a First Nation advisory group to the Attorney General on matters relating to First Nations peoples and the justice system.-Providing cultural training for all government officials working in the justice system who have contact with First Nations peoples (e.g. police, court workers, Crown prosecutors, prison guards and other related agencies).-Determining promptly and urgently the feasibility and suitability of using existing government databases or other suitable sources, such as band residency information, Ministry of Transportation information, OHIP roles, and other records, to generate a database of First Nations individuals living on reserve for the purposes of compiling the jury roll.-Amending the questionnaire sent to prospective jurors so that it is more appropriate for First Nations communities.-Considering a procedure whereby First Nations people on reserve could volunteer for jury service as a means of supplementing other jury source lists.-Creating an assistant deputy Attorney General position responsible for Aboriginal issues, including the implementation of this report.The full list of the recommendations can be found at www.firstnationsandjuriesreview.ca.
APTN National NewsTens of thousands of jobs have disappeared in the Alberta tar sands since the price of oil fell through the floor.APTN’s Chris Stewart spoke with Melody Rain, a single mother, who was laid off in September.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A private equity firm emerged Tuesday as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.The Weinstein Co. announced in a statement that no other bidder made a better offer than Dallas-based Lantern Capital, which made a “stalking-horse” bid last month to pay $310 million in cash for the Weinstein Co.’s assets. The emergence of another qualified bidder would have triggered an auction leading to higher sale price.The sale is subject to approval by a Delaware bankruptcy court, which has set a sale hearing for next week. The sale faces numerous objections that must be resolved, some from actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt, who claim they are owed profit participation from projects.The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy in March, succumbing to a fate it had tried to avoid since the scandal that forced Harvey Weinstein’s ouster as CEO in October. Some 80 women, including prominent actresses, have accused Harvey Weinstein of misconduct ranging from rape to harassment.The New York company’s primary assets are a lucrative 277-film library, a television production business, and an unreleased film portfolio that includes four distribution-ready films and other projects in various stages of development.Lantern also has agreed to assume about $125 million in project-related debt and to cover obligations related to the assumption of certain contracts and leases.“We are honoured by the board’s recognition and acceptance of Lantern’s planned acquisition,” Lantern said in statement.The company said it was “committed to providing premier content with a diverse workforce and a safe environment founded on a culture of respect and creativity.”In a last-minute twist, a company formed by Broadway producer Howard Kagan made an offer Tuesday, asking for an extension to complete due diligence. But the Weinstein Co. declined to consider the bid, saying it lacked “a purchase agreement, a financing commitment, a deposit, or a number of other requirements for a qualified bid.”Kagan’s offer had the support of five women who have filed a class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. In a statement, the plaintiffs said they opposed the sale to Lantern because it contained no guarantee of a settlement fund for Weinstein’s accusers.In a letter, Kagan outlined a plan that would have included $25 million, along with 4 per cent of the equity of the company, for a fund for Weinstein’s accusers. He also proposed a cash payment of $5 million plus 1 per cent of the equity in the new company for employees and former employees with claims against Weinstein.“What really should happen here is that the company should be sold in a way that the victims are taken care of,” Kagan told The Associated Press.Kagan, a former hedge fund manager-turned-Broadway-producer, often works alongside his wife, Janet. They won Tony Awards for the 2013 revival of “Pippen” and the 2012 revival of “Porgy and Bess.” Their most recent foray onto Broadway ended disastrously. Having taken “Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812” to Broadway with Josh Groban, the Kagans faced criticism over how they handled replacing the pop singer.Lantern has been in talks for months about acquiring The Weinstein Co. It had been part a group of investors led by businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet that had been involved in long and ultimately unsuccessful negotiations to buy the company.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Weinstein Co.’s employees, had urged any bidders for the company to include compensation for the victims.“From the start, we’ve underscored the importance of adequately compensating victims, protecting current employees, and ensuring that wrongdoers are not rewarded,” said Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for Schneiderman’s office. “We’ll continue to push for those critical goals.”
When it comes to new home sales, Calgary is generally considered to be a buyer’s market.Despite that, prices for a two-story home are up by about 3.2 percent over the past year.The average listing is about $529,000.Corrine Lyall with Royal LePage said there are a lot more listings compared to a year ago.“There’s definitely some really great choice for buyers, especially with the larger amount of inventory we have this year compared to last year. I think we’re almost 30 percent more in term of new listings on the market,” she said.Lyall says because there are more choices, many first-time buyers are skipping entry-level homes and purchasing higher-end houses.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad.Trump tweeted Friday that those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can “rest assured” because changes are coming that will bring “both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship.”Trump says the U.S. wants to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue careers in the U.S. As a candidate, he promised to stop H-1B visas from being used as a “cheap labour program.”A draft proposal circulated in January to review regulations, find ways to allocate visas more efficiently and ensure that beneficiaries are “the best and the brightest.”The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – GeoscienceBC announced today that it is funding a new project in Northeast B.C. to map and predict sour gas – natural gas which can contain harmful and/or dangerous concentrations of hydrogen sulphide – or H2S.The project, which is titled “Distribution, origin, and implications of hydrogen sulphide in unconventional reservoir rocks in Western Canada with insights into the stratigraphic zonation and lateral variability of producible hydrocarbon liquids,” is being led by principal investigator Dr. Marc Bustin.Dr. Bustin, who is a professor with the University of British Columbia’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, said that the project will map and predict the distribution of sour gas and hydrocarbon liquids in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, including the active Montney, Doig, and Duvernay formations. “The Montney, Doig, and Duvernay formations are important areas for natural gas activity, but the distribution of sour gas within these formations is complex,” said Dr. Bustin. “By mapping and predicting its location, natural gas production can be safer as well as easier and cheaper to plan.”Gas analyses and isotopic data for the study is being provided from industry partners and complimentary, additional analyses will be undertaken as part of the study.At low concentrations, hydrogen sulphide is colourless, flammable and smells like rotten eggs. At concentrations of greater than 100 parts per million it is potentially deadly and extremely corrosive.“Responsible natural resource development is a central tenet of Geoscience BC research,” said GeoscienceBC Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas. “This project will provide detailed maps of produced gases and isotopic analyses, as well as predictive maps of hydrogen sulphide distribution across northeast British Columbia. It will also include reservoir production models to help plan resource exploration and drilling programs.”
The magnitude of the earthquakes ranged between 3.4 and 4.5 on the Richter scale.The Commission says CNRL immediately suspended hydraulic fracturing operations as per the Commission’s Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area Special Project Order and, the Drilling and Production Regulation.The Commission also states that CNRL’s operations may not continue without thewritten consent of the Commission. The Commission says they are requesting a 30-day halt to fracking in the area close to the source of the earthquake.“Companies operating within that area have confirmed that there will be no hydraulic fracturing activities for the next 30 days within the specified area. This will provide the Commission with sufficient time to conduct a thorough investigation. Companies will need to confirm with the Commission before operations within the specific area resume.”The Commission will continue to monitor the area for further earthquake activity. CORRECTION – An earlier version of the article headline suggested the cause of last weeks earthquake had been determined. This headline was incorrect. The cause is still under investigation. We apologize for this mistake.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has narrowed down the source of the earthquake that occurred southeast of Fort St. John on November 29, 2018.The Commission conducted a study and found that the cause of the earthquake may be linked to hydraulic fracturing operations being conducted by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in the Septimus field of the Montney formation, southeast of Fort St. John (see map).
The differential, which was over US$50 at one point this fall, has bounced back in recent days and now trades at about US$25 less than the benchmark West Texas Intermediate price.Notley is buying rail cars and continues to push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for action to end the pipeline bottleneck, considered the primary culprit for the low prices.Trudeau said this week his sympathy is with Alberta this holiday season, but Notley says she hopes that comment comes with a gift receipt so she can trade it in for a pipeline. SLAVE LAKE, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the decision to cut oil production seems to be working but says it’s not a long-term solution.Notley has ordered companies to cut production by almost nine percent starting in the new year to close the price gap between Alberta oil and the North American benchmark.That price gap was growing so wide that vast reserves of oil were building up in Alberta and the price was falling through the floor, leading to fears of massive job cuts and project closures.
Mumbai: Singer Akriti Kakar says she composed “Jobless” from her personal experience, and was pleasantly surprised when director Tigmanshu Dhulia decided to include the song in “Milan Talkies”. Akriti has sung the song with Sukriti and Prakriti. “I had composed ‘Jobless’ from a personal experience for my then boyfriend and now husband. I wrote the lyrics out of relatability saying ‘I feel jobless when he goes out of town and doesn’t pay attention to me, how I keep looking at my phone all day for it to ring, anticipating a message from him’,” Akriti said in a statement. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “But I guess these are the side effects of love and even though we know how it drives us crazy, we still love being in love. The song mysteriously reached Tigmanshu Sir and he contacted me two years ago saying he would like to include it in his film ‘Milan Talkies’ whenever it would be made,” she added. The singer was left speechless. “He told me he will create a situation for the song in his film, and made me realise how fond he was of the song. I am overjoyed since it was going to be my first song for a film composed, written and sung by me. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “For me, it has been such a ‘pinch me’ experience, especially because I had not created this song keeping in mind a film but from personal experience…it’s a really special feeling,” she added. Talking about the song, Dhulia said: “Every love story has to have a breezy love song but I wanted something else instead of a duet. I thought the girl should express what she feels after she has fallen in love.” “Milan Talkies” is a love story set against the backdrop of single-screen theatres. It stars Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath, and is slated to release on March 15.
NEW DELHI: Controversy irrupted on Thursday after Delhi Pradesh Congress chief Sheila Dikshit in a TV interview allegedly said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not as strong as his successor, PM Narendra Modi, in tackling cross-border terrorism. While the BJP top brass came down in the support of the statement, Delhi’s ruling AAP lashed out at Dikshit over her statement.However, Dikshit had said that her comments had been taken out of context. She had tweeted, “I have seen some media is twisting my comments made in an interview. Here is what I said — it may seem to some people that Mr Modi is stronger on terror but I think this is a poll gimmick more than anything else..” Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsTaking to Twitter, BJP Chief Amit Shah said, “Thank you Sheila Dikshit ji for reiterating what the nation already knows but the Congress party is never ready to admit.” After the statement the AAP top leaders alleged that there is a secret pact between Congress and BJP. The bitter rival Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who defeated then CM Sheila Dikshit by nearly 25,000 votes missed not word to slam Dikshit. “The statement of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is really surprising and indicates something is going on between the BJP and the Congress.” AAP has consistently maintained over the years that depending on their convenience according to time and situation, the BJP and Congress do not hesitate to come together. Delhi is one of the prime examples which witnessed this phenomenon many times during last four years when Congress did not hesitate even for a moment to join hands with the BJP. AAP leader and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, “We have been saying this since the beginning that this time the Congress is working to make Modi ji the Prime Minister once again.”
New Delhi: A day after two persons have died and two others injured after they went into a kitchen treatment unit in a restaurant named Pirates of Grill in West Delhi’s Rajouri Garden, Delhi Police arrested two persons in this regard.Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj told Millennium Post that they have arrested one Pankaj- area manager and Aftab- Unit manager in this regard. “They are the employees of hotel and they were responsible for sending them inside the sewage,”said DCP West. Investigation is on from all angles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderOn Saturday, the police received a call at around 1:30 pm that four men who got down in the kitchen treatment unit have fallen unconscious. Soon, the team from the local police station and the fire department reached the spot and tried to rescue the injured persons. In the hospital, two men, identified as Rakesh (45) and Ajay (19), succumbed to their injuries and the other two are still receiving treatment in the hospital. They have been identified as Pankaj and Raju. They all are members of housekeeping staff of the restaurant,” said a senior police officer. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsManual scavenging –a practice — in which workers enter into sewers and septic tanks to clean out excreta – has historically been connected to Dalit communities, making its prevalence another egregious case of caste discrimination. Though, India banned the practice in 1993 and the law was amended to expand its ambit in 2013, manual scavenging continues across the country. In 2018 alone, more than 10 people died in Delhi while cleaning septic tanks. In February 2019, the Delhi government flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer-cleaning machines, with the aim of eradicating manual scavenging in the Capital. “We have registered a case against the accused under relevant sections and the investigation has begun,” said a senior police officer.
Madrid: Barcelona are closing in on their eighth La Liga title in 11 years after Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba both scored in a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday. Victory means Barca only have to beat Alaves on Tuesday and then Levante next Saturday to be crowned champions at Camp Nou, while three points against Alaves will be enough on its own if Atletico Madrid then lose to Valencia on Wednesday. Whether in three days or seven, it is now surely only a matter of when rather than if Ernesto Valverde’s side successfully defend their trophy, despite Atletico keeping the gap to nine points after they edged past Eibar earlier on Saturday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”We have to get it out of our heads that we are nine points clear,” Valverde said. “We now have three days until we play again and it will be difficult.” Wrapping it up early though would allow Barcelona the luxury of focusing completely on the Champions League, which could give them an advantage over their semi-final opponents Liverpool, who seem to be embroiled in a Premier League race to the finish with Manchester City. But this was no stroll, with Real Sociedad pulling level in the second half thanks to Juanmi’s equaliser, even if parity lasted less than two minutes. Lionel Messi might not have scored but it was his cute pass that teed up the excellent Alba to score the winner after Lenglet had earlier powered in a header from Ousmane Dembele’s cross.
CAIRO – Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is likely to become Egypt’s next president, headed to Russia accompanied by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation, the army said.Field Marshal Sisi, who is also Egypt’s defence minister and deputy prime minister, and Fahmy would hold “2+2” talks with their Russian counterparts, army spokesman Colonel Ahmed Aly said in a statement.The talks would focus on “bilateral relations and aspects of cooperation between the two countries”, the statement said. Egypt foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty told AFP the two men had Wednesday left Cairo for a visit to Russia that would last two days.The trip comes “in response to the historic visit of the Russian defence and foreign ministers to Cairo” last November, the army statement said.Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Cairo for two days mid-November to discuss weapons sales as well as political and economic ties.That visit came amid tension between Egypt and its longtime ally the United States, which has suspended some of its military aid to Cairo after Sisi toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.Egypt had close ties with Russia before then president Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel in 1979, bringing in roughly $1.3 billion in annual US military aid over the subsequent decades.Since Morsi’s ouster, the military-installed government has been waging a deadly crackdown on his supporters that has left more than 1,400 people dead according to Amnesty international and thousands others jailed.Sisi, who is hugely popular after ousting the unpopular Morsi, is expected to stand in upcoming presidential elections, which he is likely to win by a landslide.