Riding high at Paris Fairgrounds

Nick Goncalves, Ben Peever, Adam Hinkley and Tyler Bauer may have significantly different backgrounds but they still have a lot in common.All four love bull riding and were at the Bulls and Bikes Show 2019 Stampede Days at the Paris Fairgrounds on Sunday. The event brings together top bull riders and extreme motocross to entertain fans and raise money for Help A Child Smile and Camp Maple Leaf.“I compete at a lot of rodeos every year but the one in Paris is kind of special for me,” said Goncalves, 29, of Simcoe. “This is where I competed for the first time. I was 12 at the time and after my first ride I was hooked.” Contributed photo Goncalves has been bull riding ever since and spends his weekends competing at rodeos across North America. He’s having a good season so far this year and considering the rigours and dangers associated with riding a 500- to 1,000-kilogram beast for eight seconds, Goncalves considers himself fortunate.After 17 years of bull riding and a lot of bumps and bruises, he hasn’t suffered any major injuries.Bull riding requires a lot of time travelling and, fortunately for Goncalves, he has a friend in Simcoe – eighteen-year-old Ben Peever – who also competes on the Professional Bull Tour.Peever, who has been riding since he was 15, is a graduate of Simcoe Composite School. He and Goncalves work together at Kings Wood Products in Paris and travel together to competitions.Peever is getting help in his first year from Kicking Cowboy Designs, a clothing design company.Hinkley, 33, who hails from Colac Victoria, Australia, was also at the Paris Fairgrounds to compete on Sunday. He, too, fell in love with bull riding as a youngster.“I came here (Canada) because there are more competitions than there are in Australia,” Hinkley said. “I can compete in a couple during the week and on weekends.“There’s a lot of travelling involved but it’s something that I’m passionate about and it’s what I like to do.”Although casual observers might think bull riding is all about staying on the bull for as long as possible, Hinkley said it’s about technique and the riders are judged.Although, he has competed in hundreds of rodeos, Hinkley still remembers his first time.“I was scared sh…ss at the time and really wondered what I had gotten myself into. But after my first ride, I never looked back.”Bauer, meanwhile, is an 15-year-old from Amaranth, Ontario, near Orangeville. He is autistic and discovered bull riding after years of searching for an activity he’d enjoy.“He tried karate trampoline, cub scouts and soccer but it was always kind of hard for him,” his mother Jill said Sunday. “This is something he loves and I support all of my children in their chosen activities. But yes, of course, I’m nervous for him when he’s competing.”So nervous in fact, that she never watches him ride. Instead, she keeps herself busy video taping his competitons.Bauer began his career with steer riding when he was 11 and attended two riding schools, Build A Cowboy and Bramers. After only two years of competing, Bauer earned himself a spot at the Calgary Stampede.Although the competitions are nerve-wracking, Bauer said Tyler enjoys it and said there are benefits that go well beyond the bull riding.“He’s with people who love what they do and they accept him for who he is,” Bauer said. “He’s a better person for having been around all of the people on the tour.”Tyler said he has had a few injuries but nothing too serious and only needed a couple of words to describe what he likes about bull riding.“It’s the adrenaline rush,” he said.Sunday’s event also featured Canadian motorcycling legend Jordan Szoke, winner of more than 22 national championships in Superbikes and Sport bike. Szoke and his freestyle extreme team put on a display of skills and stunt driving that included free-style motocross jumpers.Founded in 1987, Help A Child Smile provides support to more than 800 families with children being treated at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.Camp Maple Leaf was founded in 1955 by the Council of Canadian War Veterans. It is located in the Kawarthas and provides programs that promote self-confidence, self-esteem and problem solving skills to underprivileged children and children of military families.Vball@postmedia.comtwitter.com/EXPVBall Ben Peever, left and Nick Gonclaves of Simcoe were at the Bulls and Bikes Show 2019 Stampede Days at the Paris Fairgrounds on Sunday. The show brought together bull and motocross racers for an afternoon of entertainment in support of Help A Child Smile and Camp Maple Leaf. Gonclaves, 29, is a veteran of the professional circuit while Peever is a relative newcomer. Both will be competing in rodeos throughout North America this season. read more

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Bountiful harvest at community gardens

A harvest party will be held this weekend at the John Race Memorial Community Gardens in Simcoe.It promises to be a happy occasion. Ideal growing conditions this summer made most every participant look like a master gardener.“It was a really good year,” says Gord Snively of Simcoe. “We had all kinds of tomatoes and cucumbers and three different crops of green beans. It’s nice to have your own vegetables.”Each of the 35 plots at the Gilbertson Drive facility covers about 400 square feet. The garden was fully subscribed this summer but the waiting list is minimal. As such, there are no plans to expand.“When dad was alive he didn’t want it to get any bigger,” says Phil Race of Paris, owner of the vacant industrial property near the intersection of Davis Street East. “I think we have as many plots as we want. The garden is going well and I know a lot of the people will be back.”The late John Race and his family are known for their philanthropy and community spirit. John Race started the garden in 2009 in response to the global financial crisis of 2008. He concluded that Simcoe and area would need a place to grow food if the collapse of the global banking system caused a prolonged depression.The worst-case scenario didn’t come to pass. However, public interest convinced Race there was a need for the garden. Eleven growing seasons later, a set of rules has been struck that allows everyone to garden in harmony.The rules include no pesticides or herbicides and the confining of tall plants such as sunflowers and corn to the garden’s north end. That way, no one casts shadows on someone else’s production.Perennials such as rhubarb, raspberries and asparagus are discouraged because the land is plowed in the fall. Gardeners are advised to clean out their plots by Thanksgiving to make way for the tiller.Management wants the public to know this is a “community garden” for people who pay to participate. It is not a “community garden” where people can wander in and help themselves.“We have people who come in once in a while who think it is a community self-serve garden,” says field manager David Zeldon, of Waterford. “We have to explain it to them. But our gardeners are very generous. Sometimes you just have to ask if you want something.”Deliberate or inadvertent, theft was an issue in 2018. Signage this summer appears to have worked. Unfortunately, wildlife can’t read.“Rabbits were quite a problem,” Snively said. “And there were a lot of them. Everyone had a fence around their plot to keep them out.“If you planted lettuce, you were lucky to get any before the rabbits ate it. And they’ll eat your beans and beets when they first come up. There are a lot of rabbits around here and they don’t seem to be very afraid of you.”Saturday’s barbecue is not a public event. Rather, it is restricted to participating gardeners and their families.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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UN refugee agency closes makeshift camp along PakistaniAfghan border

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that the last group of 391 Afghans had been transferred from the sight commonly known as the “Chaman waiting area” to Zhare Dasht, near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, putting an end to 18 months of controversy over the insecure, waterless site that once hosted some 26,000 Afghans. According to the agency, they left behind ragged, homemade tents and a maze of mud walls that were immediately flattened by the Pakistani authorities. This final group joined more than 10,000 Afghans who had been moved to Zhare Dasht over the last few weeks, as well as another 7,000 who had chosen to be relocated there last year. A separate group of more than 7,800 people who had been confined to the waiting area opted to move to Mohammad Kheil camp in Pakistan, while only 32 chose to return to their home areas in Afghanistan. The makeshift camp was first created by Afghan asylum-seekers when Pakistan closed its borders to new refugee arrivals in February 2002. However, UNHCR always considered the site, located along a smuggling route, unsuitable for a refugee camp. Last month, bodies of 22 fighters killed nearby in a battle with Afghan government troops were dumped in the centre of the refugee settlement in a grim reminder of the area’s fragile security. In addition, Pakistani authorities, anxious to prevent the area from becoming a permanent village, would not let aid workers provide more than basic humanitarian relief such as food and water. Aside from a few UNHCR tarpaulins distributed to emergency cases a year ago, the refugees lived under homemade tents. The decision to close the area by the end of July, which was not a recognized refugee camp where UNHCR could provide full assistance, was taken in May at the first meeting of the Tripartite Commission, a body set up under an agreement by Afghanistan, Pakistan and UNHCR to set policy on the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees until 2005. read more

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Doubledigit growth for British car manufacturing in February

UK car production continues strong start to 2016, with 13.1% growth in February.Export production increases 9.1%, with output for UK market up by a quarter.284,507 cars built in the year so far, up 10.6% on 2015. 24 March, 2016 British car manufacturing achieved another month of strong growth in February with output up 13.1%, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).Reflecting the growing popularity of UK-built cars both at home and abroad, February’s performance puts production for the year-to-date up 10.6% over the same period last year. Output for the domestic market rose 24.4% in the month, accompanied by a robust 9.1% increase in export production.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “The UK automotive industry’s impressive growth continued into February, with demand from both domestic and overseas customers showing no signs of slowing. The outlook for the sector is bright, but much will depend on global political and economic conditions in the months and years to come.”Download the full release as a Word document.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Ireland v Australia 3 key battles to make November a success for

first_imgWE’RE GONNA GO out on a limb here and say that Ireland’s tight five is a cut above what the green and gold will present tomorrow.With that in mind we’ve shred up our original key battlegrounds in favour of something a little looser.This fixture is one that Ireland have enjoyed over the past decade and it always throws out an intriguing contest. So, after the new coaches on either side of the fence named teams with a mix of fresh blood and experience, here’s where we think the keys lie.Sean O’Brien v Michael HooperHooper introduced himself to the world a year ago as a glorious carbon copy of David Pocock in the win over England at Twickenham. 12 months on, the mask has slipped a little, but Hooper remains a quality openside and that skill-set is absolutely key to a pack that would otherwise find itself backpedaling.Chris Henry’s hamstring injury means there is now no genuine competition in the Ireland back-row, but it does deliver us the first choice trio (until Stephen Ferris rolls the stone away). The debate over O’Brien’s abilities as a ‘traditional’ seven are long over, but the challenges keep on coming and if Eoin Reddan’s selection is to be vindicated, then the scrum-half will need efficient service so that he can give the same to Jonathan Sexton.Jonathan Sexton v Quade CooperSpeaking of the Racing Metro out-half, he’ll be lining up opposite one of the few men in world rugby who make him look like ‘a kicking 10′.Joe Schmidt described his former Leinster out-half as “flat” a week out from the win over Samoa and duly left him out. Tomorrow will be Sexton’s first outing for Ireland since the Six Nations defeat to England. On top of that, it will be his first cap  as an outsider, having not been playing with half the back-line on a weekly basis. Reddan’s selection should ease the transition, but we expect some teething problems as Sexton gets back in the groove.Quade Cooper is a month into his second chance at life as a Wallaby and back with Will Genia. Formidable as this pairing is, their last meeting with Ireland and England have shown that they can be pressured into mistakes.Luke Marshall v Matt ToomuaThis head to head pairing have a combined age of 45 and both will be targeting one another to make a name for themselves on the big stage.Toomua is a true second-five-eighth in that he is actually an out-half. While Marshall has also been converted from the number 10 slot, his transformation was always by design and Joe Schmidt’s hope must be that the Ulster prodigy’s extra bulk can give him an extra dimension to (literally) take him over Toomua.‘Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was’ – O’Connell on Lions arm-breakMcKenzie highlights scrum ‘irony’ before taking on axis of Healy, Best and Rosslast_img read more

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Like Most People Neural Network Struggles to Write Opening Line

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. MIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven GarmentsResearchers Train AI To Feel Emotion, Too Stay on targetcenter_img It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, to those in the biz). And who better to try their hand at penning a novel than a neural network?The annual creative writing event—the goal of which is to create a 50,000-word novel between Nov. 1 and 30—is for “anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel,” according to the website.Anyone, or anything, in this case.“When you’re faced with a blank page, sometimes it’s just hard to get started,” research scientist Janelle Shane wrote in a blog post. “I wanted to see if I could train a computer program to help.”Turns out, she couldn’t.To churn out anything remotely useful, the algorithm requires thousands of examples. Unfortunately, Shane could only find “a couple hundred” of the most famous opening lines.Malnourished, the neural network rebelled, basically reading back word-for-word what was fed into it.“Think of it like cramming for a test by memorizing instead of learning how to apply rules to solve problems,” Shane said.The result, while predictably hilarious, isn’t much help to aspiring writers, who could be slapped with a plagiarism suit if they tried passing off one of the computer’s lines as their own.Like this jumbled mess, appropriated from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities:“The snow in the story of the best of times, it was the season of Darkness, it was the season of Light, it was the epoch of belief, it was the worst of times, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the season of exploding past of Eller, and Junner, a long sunset side of the World.”(Honestly, use that rambling sentence in a publication, and you may have bigger problems than literary theft.)According to Shane, much of the computer’s output didn’t make sense, or was an “obvious mishmash” of famous lines. A few usable (if not thought-provoking) sentences, however, managed to slip in:“It was a wrong number that struggled against the darkness.”“The moon turned out to see me.”“The sky above the present century had reached the snapping point.”“I was born in the darkness.”(The algorithm obviously has an affinity for S. E. Hinton.)“Clearly, the neural network needed help,” Shane lamented. “Where could I get it more data?”Probably not the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which invites people to write the worst first sentence.“I added them all,” she admitted of the 900-strong archive. “It didn’t help.”(Personally, I’d read a book that starts with “It was a dark and stormy night and the secret being a silver-backed gorilla.”)So, Shane put out a call for help: Following her successful crowdsourcing of Halloween costumes and D&D character backstories (coming soon), she is asking folks to share their own first line, that of their favorite story, or one from “every novel on your bookshelf.”Enter online as many as you like; Shane hopes to collect enough sentences by the end of the month to “give this another try.”last_img read more

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Spotify Simplifies Podcast, Music Navigation for Subscribers

first_imgThe Music tab automatically drops you into playlists, with artists and albums you follow just a click away; pull down to search, sort, and filter as you like.Every playlist you’ve ever created or approved lives here, with new roommate Liked Songs: Any time you “heart” a track, it gets added to this list (which is downloadable for offline listening).Similarly, all followed artists and saved albums are front and center.Podcast listeners, meanwhile, can now manage content in three distinct sections: Episodes, Downloads, and Shows.The first tab prioritizes paused broadcasts (“so picking up where you left off is a snap”), followed by fresh releases; the second serves as a repository for the chapters you’ve downloaded for offline enjoyment.Last but not least, the new Shows section collects all of your podcasts in one place—sorted by most recently released.“From podcasts to music, the refreshed Spotify will help you manage and access all your audio content in a more personalized, streamlined manner,” the blog said.A brief outage on Thursday was not related to the app redesign, TechCrunch reported.Earlier this month, Spotify introduced the experimental listening app Stations and snagged the Obamas to produce a series of exclusive podcasts. As if that weren’t enough, on Wednesday it launched Your Daily Drive—a new playlist feature that merges news and music for the commute.More on Geek.com:Capcom Brings Years of Killer Video Game Songs to SpotifySpotify Is Testing A New Feature That Will Let You Block Music ArtistsDIY a Spotify Speaker With Raspberry Pi Stay on target The streaming service on Thursday rolled out a new version of Your Library to Premium users.“Everything about the reimagined Library is designed to get you to the content you want faster,” according to a Spotify blog post. “It also makes getting started and staying up-to-date with podcasts … a seamless, personalized experience.”Visit the revamped tab for easy access to favorite songs, artists, and albums, as well as the latest podcast episodes, downloads, and a catalog of your shows.All it takes is a tap or swipe to toggle between tunes and talk.center_img Spotify’s Rise to Power Dramatized in TV Mini-SeriesDisney Soundtracks Now Live in Special Spotify Hub last_img read more

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Project aims to ease East Fork of Lewis River’s woes

first_imgThe East Fork of the Lewis River has been called an environmental jewel.In reality, that jewel has been tarnished by more than a century of human activity.Mining, logging, farming and residential development have taken their toll on the free-flowing river. Today, the East Fork is on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s polluted waters list for elevated water temperature and fecal coliform bacteria.The Ecology Department has scheduled a town hall meeting for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the La Center Grange, 328 W. Fifth St., to raise awareness, share information, answer questions and encourage property owners to support restoration efforts. The event is being hosted in partnership with Clark County Public Works, the city of La Center, Washington State University Clark County Extension, the Clark Conservation District and the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington.Devan Rostorfer, an Ecology Department water quality specialist, said the meeting will be a good way for landowners to learn how they can help improve water quality.“Our long-term goal is to support recreation and aquatic life so people can swim, fish and enjoy the East Fork Lewis River,” she said.Ongoing restoration efforts have been bolstered by the East Fork Lewis River Partnership, a collaboration of local, state, tribal and federal governments, nonprofit organizations, watershed groups, private industries and landowners.last_img read more

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Facebook wants to show its a force for good amid scandals

first_img Share your voice Comment 1 Internet Services Tech Industry Tags Facebook’s mission is to bring the world closer together. But lately the company has been associated with breaking societies apart.The world’s biggest social network was used to spread misinformation in elections around the world, potentially affecting their outcomes. The UN determined that Facebook played a role in furthering hate speech in Myanmar, contributing to a possible genocide. Five people were reportedly lynched in India after a rumor spread through WhatsApp, a messaging app owned by Facebook, over the summer.The social network, which has 2.3 billion users, has been doing more to combat these issues, by pulling down groups and pages that violate its rules and limiting the number of WhatsApp messages that can be forwarded.Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg made a brief appearance at the social network’s communities summit in Menlo Park.  Queenie Wong/CNET On Thursday, the tech giant tried to reset perceptions, showcasing the work it’s been doing to “build community and bring the world closer together.” More than 400 community leaders gathered at the social network’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters for the company’s third annual Communities Summit. Live music filled the air as attendees shuffled into a room filled with bright colors.The summit was yet another reminder of how many people still use Facebook to spread the word about causes they care about, find new customers and share their stories even as the social network deals with a series of scandals. About 1.4 billion people use Facebook groups every month worldwide. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who kicked off the summit, acknowledged that the company is going through a challenging time and needs to do more to prevent harm on the platform because “the bad threatens to drown out the good.””The power to share and connect is only step one,” Sandberg said. “It’s what we do with it.” Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg also made a brief appearance to thank community leaders for what they’re doing to help the social network accomplish its mission. “I really believe that the work that you’re doing is the most important work that we are helping to empower here at Facebook,” he told the audience.Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice president of product partnerships, pointed out in a blog post how the social network has been used for good. Tarjimly, a nonprofit, uses Facebook Messenger to connect volunteer translators with immigrants and refugees in need around the world. “The Broke Black Girl,” a Facebook group, provides finance and career advancement information to women. It has more than 50,000 members.At the summit, Archibong unveiled updates to tools for people who run Facebook groups and pages, many of which are operated by nonprofits. Though Facebook is making more tools available, Archibong told community leaders it’s up to them to make sure they have a positive impact.”We ultimately want to make sure that physical distance isn’t a barrier to emotional proximity,” he said in a speech.The tech giant is expanding a feature, which debuted in India in 2017, that lets Facebook users sign up to be blood donors to the US. Users who sign up will receive notifications about blood types that are urgently needed.Instagram, a Facebook service, will let users demonstrate their support for a nonprofit by posting a donation sticker in Stories, a feature that lets users post videos and photos that disappear in 24 hours. Users who run Facebook pages will also be able to respond to direct messages from Instagram from their Facebook page inbox.Over the next few months, the company is also expanding a tool that lets users find mentors and mentees in Facebook groups globally, including in North and South America. The feature used to be available only to groups aimed at parenting and professional and personal development.Facebook said it’s making it easier for people who administer Facebook groups to let members know when they’ve violated a rule. It will also allow Facebook Group administrators to search through membership requests and filter their activity log by date.Some of the Communities Summit’s attendees said the scandals plaguing Facebook haven’t given them pause about using the social network.Nick Black and Brian Kinsella co-founded the nonprofit Stop Soldier Suicide, which has a Facebook page with more than 384,600 followers.The North Carolina veteran-founded nonprofit uses Facebook to spread awareness about its cause, raise funds and find veterans who struggle with mental health. In 2018, the group raised about $2.5 million using Facebook, Kinsella said.Within the last year, the nonprofit also grew the number of people who followed its Facebook page by more than 150,000.”I think in the face of the growing pains the company is seeing, the organizations are still thriving on the platform,” Kinsella said. Latasha Morrison, founder of the Facebook group Be the Bridge to Racial Unity, said that social media, like a car, can be used for good or evil. The Facebook group, which aims to foster more awareness about racial disparities and injustice, has more than 21,000 members. Be the Bridge, which began on the social network, was eventually incorporated into a nonprofit. “When you have tremendous fast growth in this amount of time,” Morrison said. “you’re going to have hiccups.”First published Feb. 7, 10:33 a.m. PTUpdates, 12:50 p.m.: Includes remarks from keynote speeches; 3:30 p.m.: Adds quotes from Communities Summit attendees. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game.  Facebooklast_img read more

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PM opens Badda Uloop

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the Badda U-loop (North U-loop) under Hatirjheel integrated development project on Saturday. Photo: UNBPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the Badda U-loop (North U-loop) under Hatirjheel integrated development project, which is expected to ease traffic movement, reports UNB.After the inauguration, the prime minister toured the U-loop in her vehicle.This U-loop will ease vehicular movement from Pragati Sarani, Aftab Nagar and Rampura towards Malibagh area.As part of the Hatirjheel integrated development project, there were plans to build two U-loops in Rampura and Badda areas to help passengers rid of the nagging traffic gridlock.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the Badda U-loop (North U-loop) under Hatirjheel integrated development project on Saturday. Photo: UNBThe U-loop in Rampura was opened on 25 June 2016.The Badda U-loop will contribute largely to easing traffic congestions the way the Rampura U-loop did, project officials said.According to them, the Badda U-loop, which cost approximately Tk 330 million to be built, is 458.50-metre long and 10-metre wide.With the Badda U-loop inauguration, the roads from Merul Badda to Kuril are now free from U-turns.Besides, vehicles bound for Rampura, Banasree or Aftabnagar can change their lanes easily.last_img read more

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Govt appoints new DCs in 10 districts

first_imgThe government has appointed new deputy commissioners in ten districts.In this regard, the public administration ministry on Sunday issued a gazette notification.Public administration ministry deputy secretary (DS) Kabir Mahmud has been appointed DC of Barguna, secondary and higher secondary division DS Abu Ali Md Sajjad Hossain to Pirojpur, foreign minister’s personal secretary Hayat-ud-Daula Khan to Brahmanbaria, local government division DS Md Shahidul Islam to Tangail, DS of same division Anjuman Ara to Narail, Bangladesh Shipping Corporation general manager Mohammad Golam Rahman to Natore, primary and mass education ministry DS Gopal Chandra Das to Chuadanga, health services division DS Md Ali Akbar to Magura, housing and public works ministry DS SM Mostafa Kamal to Satkhira and housing and public works minister’s personal secretary Foyez Ahmed to Bogura.This is the largest appointment at the DC level of administration ahead of the parliament election expected at the year end.The public administration ministry officials said more DCs will be appointed in several districts soon.last_img read more

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Woman gangraped again in Subarnachar for voting choice

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationAround 10 to 12 people allegedly gang-raped a woman and assaulted her husband for not voting a ruling Awami League candidate in upazila parishad election on Sunday evening.The victim, a mother of five children, was sent to Noakhali General Hospital in the small hours of Monday.The additional police superintendent of Noakhali district, Dipak Jyoti Khisha, rushed to the hospital when he came to know about the matter on Monday.He quoted the victim as saying that a gang of miscreants attacked a woman and her husband and dragged her to a banana plantation nearby and raped her.”The victim alleged that she was attacked following an altercation over voting for the AL candidate during upazila parishad elections. We want police investigation into the matter. Her husband will file a case soon,” he added.Undergoing treatment at the hospital, the gang-rape victim told Prothom Alo that she and her husband were threatened by Yusuf Majhi, a supporter of the ‘lock’ election symbol because they voted for the ‘spectacles’ symbol instead.Both of the candidates contesting for vice-chairman post are ruling Awami League leaders.As the couple were threatened, they took shelter in one of their relative’s residence on Sunday afternoon and were returning home around 7:30 in the evening, she said.”We were stopped on our way to home by some 10 to 12 persons. Of them, Bechu Majhi, 35, Fazlu, 30 and Abul Basar, 25, took me to a banana plantation and raped while others assaulted my husband,” she said to Prothom Alo.The victim’s husband said, the attackers left the place after a thunderstorm began and he, with the help of the locals, recovered his wife unconscious. Resident physician of Noakhali General Hospital Syed Mohi Uddin Abdul Azim told Prothom Alo that the victim would go through some medical examinations today, Monday.Another woman of Subarnachar upazila was previously gang-raped for voting for ‘sheaf of paddy’, the electoral symbol of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) by ruling Awami League men on 30 December, 2018.last_img read more

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Add lamps greenery to your home for positive vibes

first_imgDecorate your home with ample lights be it in the form of lamps or chandeliers, introduce few planters with fresh flowers to the sad and empty corners of your home to bring in that positive vibes and tranquility, suggest experts. * Fetch greenery inside: Adding planters with loads of fresh flowers and green plants creates the serene milieu.* Light the area right: Lights plays a key role in setting the ambiance right. Adding up few chandeliers and lamps will create a beautiful serene in the room. Also, incorporating few scented candles in your rooms is yet another great idea that not only spread aroma around but also generate the loving atmosphere around.* When we talk about bringing spring botanicals in your abode then instead of changing whole upholstery best way to bring them is in cushions or nature inspired curtains can also work well. You can contrast them with neon colours and dwelling is ready with a makeover.Adding floral design, nature upholstery pieces with contrasting rugs can also work well. Also watercolour-style flower-print fabric can also be incorporated that can be used on key items, such as a footstool or cushions.* Small decorative pieces, fruit bowls, decorative ornaments and magazine baskets also enhance the look of the living room, hence plays a vital role in bringing any themed décor in the house.You can add photoframes, bamboo décor products also smaller objects such as coasters, decorative trays and room diffuser, art pieces works well.* Many a times we see that only one single colour wall is the focal point in any room. This trend is passé. Instead use printed wallpapers to brighten any space in your house whether it is bedroom, living area, dining room or balcony as well. * Infuse the light scented candles that not only create an aromatic room but also create a nice ambience. Furthermore, you can set a relaxing mood by arranging a variety of oil lamps and candles on decorative trays and let them work their magic on your senses.* Adorn your interiors with brighter shades of yellow, orange, red, blue and green. Opt for the colours that complement each other and provide an exuberant aura to your home.Use floral prints as décor in your home to keep your home lively, cheerful and fresh.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh tweets that he is really excited for his colonoscopy kickoff

first_imgJim Harbaugh doesn’t do anything half way, from coaching, to recruiting to….colonoscopies.Harbaugh tweeted out this morning that he is “Attacking this day with an Enthusiasm Unknown To Mankind before my 1:30 PM colonoscopy kickoff.”The rest of the Big Ten must be excited for the shoe to be on the other foot, since Harbaugh has given the rest of the conference a colonoscopy since arriving on the scene two years ago.Never change Jim Harbaugh.Attacking this day with an Enthusiasm Unknown To Mankind before my 1:30 PM colonoscopy kickoff. @umichmedicine @FightCRC #ColonCancerMonth pic.twitter.com/6TRFvHEoDn— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 16, 2017last_img

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