Wouldnt endorse a pan masala ad: Hollywood actor Martyn Ford

first_imgBengaluru, Oct 7 (PTI) Hollywood actor and professional bodybuilder Martyn Ford said he wouldnt endorse a pan masala advertisement like the one done by James Bond star Pierce Brosnan.”Personally, I wouldnt promote this (Pan Masala) type of products. I would only promote life-saving or health-related products,” Ford told PTI here.”I dont smoke and drink and it will be weird to be an ambassador for such products and companies,” he added.Brosnan had received a lot of flak and was even trolled on Twitter for featuring in advertisement of a pan masala brand.In response, Brosnan had expressed his distress over Pan Bahars “unauthorized and deceptive” use of his image to endorse their range of pan masala products.Asked whether he would advise or discuss about the controversy with Brosnan, with whom he is doing a film “Final Score”, Ford said, “I dont know whether Pierce is going to listen to my advice.”Ford is in the city to promote bodybuilding in India and take it to international level. He is attending “Fitfactor”, acompetition for body builders, which is being organised by United Kingdoms Bodypower in association with WTF, Bengaluru.Ford has also acted in “Undisputed 4″.Asked which Bollywood actor is best suited to play James Bond, Ford said John Abraham.”I believe there are many Bollywood stars who are eligible, but to me, John Abraham has that kind of looks, the talk and body – I mean someone of that caliber. I definitely see, Abraham doing that type of role,” he said.advertisementBefore being a bodybuilder, Ford wanted to be a professional cricketer, but could not fulfill his dreams due to an injury, and chose bodybuilding as his profession.On impact of cricket on his professional life, Ford said the sport laid foundation for his success in life as it ingrained the values of discipline.”As an youngster, I learnt a lot from cricket. It made me a strong, determined and focused professional. Hundred percent I would say, cricket was my foundation for my success,” he said.Ford said, of the three professions, he feels more comfortable attending training sessions in his gym.”I enjoy training the most. The environment which I find myself more comfortable is the gym in my house. That is the safe place for me, but facing camera is stressful, but I enjoy the challenge,” he added. PTI BDN RA VS JCHlast_img read more

AAP believes in changing lives of Delhi people not spelling CMs jibe

first_imgNEW DELHI: Dismissing BJP leader Vijay Goel’s demand of changing the spelling of Delhi to ‘Dilli’, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the AAP dispensation believes in changing the life of Delhiites instead of renaming the city. He sought to know how the people of Delhi will benefit by changing the name of the national Capital. “We have to change the life of Delhiites instead of changing the name of Delhi. We have to make their life better. How will people of Delhi benefit by changing the name of the city?,” CM Kejriwal said on Twitter in Hindi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Prosperity will only come when we ensure quality education and medical treatment to their children, as well as provide them good roads, electricity and water,” he said. On Wednesday, Goel, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, demanded that the name of the national capital be spelt ‘Dilli’ in English instead of ‘Delhi’. He was speaking during the Question Hour of the ongoing budget session. Goel said there were many different versions to the origin of the word ‘Delhi’. Some believe ‘Delhi’ originated from Raju Dillu, a king of Mauryan Dynasty who named the city after himself. Others say the name ‘Delhi’ is derived from the word ‘Deehleej’ as Delhi serves as the gateway to the great Indo-Gangetic Plain. “Demands like naming Delhi as Indraprastha or Hastinapura have also been raised earlier but if the name ‘Delhi’ had to stay then at least it should be pronounced correctly,” he added.last_img read more

Vancouver Aquarium files civil claim suing city and park board over cetacean

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium is suing the city and park board over the 2017 cetacean ban for breach of contract and claiming it lost millions of dollars in revenue.In May 2017 the Vancouver’s park board voted 6 to 1 to approve a bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.The bylaw went into effect immediately, preventing the Vancouver Aquarium from bringing new cetaceans to its facility in Stanley Park.In the civil claim filed May 14, the Vancouver Aquarium states attendance has dropped in the last two years, adding the bylaw has interfered with the aquarium’s “ability to carry out day-to-day administration” of the Marine Science Centre.“Compared to 2016, attendance at the Marine Science Centre in both 2017 and 2018 has declined by approximately 13 per cent,” the aquarium says in the claim.“Based on 2016 admission rates, this decline in attendance equates to a loss of approximately $4 million in revenues for each of 2017 and 2018.”  The Vancouver Aquarium has one senior-aged Pacific white-sided dolphin named Helen that the park board continues to support.“She was rescued from fishing nets many years ago, and has no pectoral fins as a result,” says a spokesperson for the aquarium.A B.C. Supreme Court judge had agreed with the aquarium’s attempt to quash the park board bylaw and declared it void. But that ruling was overturned in February by a panel of three Appeal Court judges, who sent the matter back to the B.C. Supreme Court.The Vancouver Aquarium says as the matter is currently before the B.C. Supreme Court, it is not in a position to provide additional details on the lawsuit.For more than five decades, cetaceans have been a central feature of the aquarium and its efforts to engage the public, the lawsuit says.In January 1999 the aquarium housed five belugas, one killer whale and one Pacific white-sided dolphin, it says.By September 2011 the aquarium had four belugas, three pacific white-sided dolphins and one harbour porpoise, the claim reads.In the early 2000s, it says the aquarium began planning a three-phase, $100-million expansion of the Marine Science Centre. It says the first phase included improvement of “facilities and systems” for cetaceans costing more than $2.75 million, while the second phase included expansion of habitats for cetaceans including the Canada’s Arctic exhibit.Over the last two years the lawsuit says the aquarium wrote off $2.2 million in design and consulting costs for the new Canada’s Arctic habitat for cetaceans, and lost a “major private donation” equal to $7.5 million which was in support of the habitat. The lawsuit says the aquarium also revised its plans for the second phase of the expansion project.The aquarium had announced in February 2017 that it would phase out its cetacean program by 2029. But it intended on bringing in five more belugas in the interim once it opened its Canada’s Arctic exhibit.“The ability to control the day-to-day administration of the Marine Science Centre — including the choice of what aquatic animals to bring into or display at the Marine Science Centre — is crucially linked to the Vancouver Aquarium’s fiscal sustainability,” the lawsuit says.  The lawsuit says since 1995 the aquarium has owned and operated the Marine Science Centre in Stanley Park under a series of licence agreements with the city, represented by the park board.The aquarium pays two licence fees, it says. This includes a fixed fee of $150,000 which is to be increased by $25,000 after every five years, and a monthly amount based on a percentage of gross revenues from retail food and beverage sales, it says.“Despite the changes to its permitted uses under the license agreement, the Vancouver Aquarium has continued to pay combined annual licence fees to the park board and the city in excess of $290,000,” the lawsuit says.A statement from the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation says it has received a claim for damages in response to the 2017 amendment of the bylaw to restrict the importation and keeping of cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium.“The Park Board is reviewing the claim with legal counsel and considering its options going forward. The Park Board will have no further comment while this matter is before the courts,” the statement says.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Family talks tough puts up REWARD in Galmo Williams shooting

first_img BIG REWARD FOR ARMED ROBBERY THUGS, Friends enraged Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIlovesGilley Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 7, 2017 – A $20,000 reward is being offered for information in the shooting of Galmo Williams; Williams, the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands was shot in the left knee and was airlifted yesterday to Florida for work on that knee.Businessman and Philanthropist are other hats Mr. Williams who owns the Wine Cellar and Gilley’s Café wears and friends believe the three thugs who robbed him are strangers in this town, they say anyone who knows their dear friend Gilley, knows he would have gladly given the guys money.The long time residents, now Belongers are fuming over the audacity of anyone to harm Galmo.  We distorted the voice by request of the donor who is concerned about the thugs themselves retaliating.  “He would have given it anyway, and then they take his money, and then they shot him, this man works for every single community, organizations with our communities, from South Caicos to Salt Cay, to Blue Hills, Blue Hills is his home, they don’t get any better than the people from Blue Hills.  This man is kind, gold, sweet, passionate, this man gives everything to everybody.  This man I love, how could you do this to this man.  You people out there, whoever you are, you’re gonna pay.”  The $20,000 reward of their own money is for information going to the Police that leads to an arrest and conviction.Police report that Williams cooperated with the three masked, armed men on Superbowl Sunday night as he was headed toward Ricky’s Flamingo Cafe – the trio got away with Gilley’s wallet and his wedding ring.#MagneticMediaNews #TCIlovesGilley Galmo Williams in physical therapy nowlast_img read more

Worlds oldest Olympian Bahamian Sir Durward dies with family at his side

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sir Durward Knowles oldest living Olympic Champion, celebrated 100 Years Nov 2 Related Items:#bahamasgoldmedal, #oldestolympian, #sirdurwardknowles Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, #Bahamas – February 26, 2018 – Sir Durward Knowles, who up to Saturday was the world’s oldest living Olympic champion died at the age of 100 in his home country of The Bahamas.Revered for his philanthropic work, his striving to forge a stronger bond between black and white Bahamians in an initiative called One Bahamas and saluted for his accomplishments as a decorated sailor – Knowles slipped away on Saturday.#SirDurward on  November 2nd 2017 marked a century of life, a goal he desperately wanted to accomplish.  The intriguing Bahamian hero told us, at a book signing that he wanted to live to see 100 years old, and he did it.  One hundred years and nearly four months Sir Durward lived and lived a robust life.Last November, The Bahamas held a slew of events – nationally – to help the Olympic champion sailor celebrate the milestone.There are many outstanding feats for the man, who now leaves a nation in mourning but satisfied at his amazing life.  Sir Knowles is the first champion for The Bahamas at the Olympics level and he did it in sailing at the Tokyo Games in 1964; before the gold, Sir Durward won bronze as a sailor and Sir Knowles is one of the longest competing Olympians in history, attending eight of the Games in all, seven of them consecutively.Knighted in 1996, Sir Durward supported the disabled with donations of wheel chairs… he supported sailing, ensuring the culture remained vibrant and prominent… and he shared his story of tenacity, with anyone, anywhere that he went.His family confirmed his death was on Saturday February 24 at 2:15pm at Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau, New Providence.Flags today fly at half mast for Sir Durward Knowles, Bahamian Sea Wolf… may you rest in peace. Recommended for youlast_img read more

Legendary Lionel Messi reaches 400 La Liga goals

first_imgAfter his goal against Eibar at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi kept making history with the club after reaching his 400th La Liga goal.We are already out of adjectives to describe how incredible Lionel Messi has been for La Liga, today he scored his 400th La Liga goal against Eibar in front of all his fans and he became the only player in football history who has scored so many goals for a single domestic competition.The Argentine also has 159 assists in the Spanish tournament, which also puts him at the very top of the stats. In a match that was supposed to be easier than it actually was, Luis Suarez and a recovered Philippe Coutinho joined the party.The Uruguay international scored two goals against Eibar, the first and the last one of the 3-0 victory.The Brazilian wasn’t able to score, but he left several hints of his quality throughout the whole match and even assisted Suarez on his first goal.Playing as he did against Eibar, we can already state that Philippe Coutinho is completely back to his best form but he will need to remain like this for the rest of the season if he doesn’t want to be sold to the highest bidder next summer.But tonight’s main man was Lionel Messi, he keeps on gifting us with magical moments in 14 years of his career.✅ ¡LOGRO DESBLOQUEADO! 🔐⚽ 400 GOLES en #LaLigaSantander ⚽🌟 ¡MESSI es #LaLigaHistory! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/2lcCSqx43W— LaLiga (@LaLiga) January 13, 2019That very first La Liga goal he scored against Albacete back in 2005 was only the beginning, he reached this mythical number today and became an absolute legend amongst other legends.The player who is closer to him at the top of the list in all European leagues is Gerd Müller, who managed to score 365 goals for Bayern München in the Bundesliga.Jimmy Greaves is third with 357 goals scored in the English First Division before the Premier League was created.Then we have two Italians, the first one is Dellio Onnis, who scored 299 goals in the French Ligue 1. And we can’t forget legendary Silvio Piola, who got to score 274 goals in the Italian Serie A.These are the players who complete the list, but Messi has more merit for being able to get this milestone in the same era as Cristiano Ronaldo.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Portuguese forward has a lot of merit in La Liga as well, as he managed to score 311 goals in the competition and remains as the second all-time goal-scorer after his spell at Real Madrid.Cristiano still has more league goals than Lionel, 12 to be exact.#LionelMessi es el primer jugador en alcanzar 400 goles en una sola de las 5 ligas grandes de EuropaLo logró con su 13er gol en @LaLiga vs Eibar. #Messi400 pic.twitter.com/vjbK4nMju0— ESPN Datos (@ESPNDatos) January 13, 2019Considering that Messi is nearly 2 years younger than Cristiano Ronaldo, being only 12 goals below the Portuguese player is truly incredible.Cristiano began his career at Sporting Lisbon and scored three goals in the domestic competition, then he moved to Manchester United and scored a good 84 goals during his spell with the Red Devils.We all know his story with Real Madrid, but Ronaldo remains strong and has already scored 14 Serie A goals since he arrived at Juventus last summer.The debate will forever remain alive between these two because some give more credit to Messi for being able to make La Liga his own, but many will always give Cristiano the advantage because he has been able to become a legend in the three biggest European leagues that exist.One thing is for sure though, Cristiano Ronaldo will never do what Lionel Messi achieved this Sunday because he never wanted to remain in a single club throughout his career.Perhaps if he would’ve stayed at Real Madrid during his whole career, Ronaldo may have reached Messi’s numbers but things worked out differently and he had to leave.👑 ¡MESSI, REY DEL GOL! 👑Messi = 400 goles Cristiano = 311 golesZarra = 251 golesHugo Sánchez = 234 goles Raúl = 228 goles#LaLigaSantander #LaLigaHistory pic.twitter.com/JvrwwoYRBJ— LaLiga (@LaLiga) January 13, 2019What has more credit, Messi’s 400 goals for a single club or Ronaldo’s 412 between 4 clubs? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Last C130 from Ft Bragg Airlift Wing Set to Depart

first_imgThe last C-130H from Fort Bragg’s 440th Airlift Wing will leave the post’s Pope Field Wednesday for the Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson in one of the final steps before the Air Force Reserve unit is formally inactivated. The last significant hurdle to the Air Force’s effort to shutter the unit was crossed in February when the Army’s top civilian and military leaders agreed to the plan in February. In May, the Air Force notified Congress that it would go ahead with its plan to shutter the airlift wing, reported the Fayetteville Observer. North Carolina’s congressional delegation had fought to postpone the unit’s elimination since the Air Force first proposed it as a cost-cutting measure in early 2014.The loss of the 440th means Fort Bragg’s paratrooper units will need to rely on air crews from other bases for airborne training. The unit moved to Fort Bragg — initially Pope AFB before it was transferred to the Army — in 2007.Other C-130s from the 440th were shifted to an Air National Guard unit in Little Rock, Ark. Today, only a few hundred of the 440th’s airmen and civilians, down from 1,200, remain at Fort Bragg. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Abundant Life Christian School To Hold Middle School Open House On November 6

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Abundant Life Christian School will be holding a Middle School Open House on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm, for families with students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 for the 2019-2020 school year.According to Grade School Administrator Kristen Jones, the middle school program at Abundant Life is an academically challenging experience designed to gradually prepare students for the increased responsibilities of high school and beyond. Grades 6-8 follow a set schedule of 40 minute class periods of academic subjects with elective choices including Newspaper, Creative Writing, Sign Language and Japanese. Middle school students are encouraged to become critical independent thinkers, and there is a strong emphasis on applying Biblical principles in all subjects, including the annual middle school retreat and 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.All families in Wilmington and surrounding communities with students currently in grades 5, 6 and 7 are invited to come to meet the amazing team of teachers and learn about what an affordable, rigorous, firmly rooted private education at Abundant Life can mean for their child.Abundant Life Christian School is located at 173 Church Street, Wilmington, across from the Wilmington Town Common.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Abundant Life.)Like 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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 10 Wilmington Students Named To Honor Roll At Abundant LifeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 10 Wilmington Students Make Honor Roll At Abundant LifeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Graduate From Abundant Life Christian SchoolIn “Education”last_img read more

GEs giant stovetop smart display goes on sale

first_img Share your voice Comment How GE torture tests its appliances 4:57 The GE Kitchen Hub connects with other connected GE appliances from the Café, Monogram and Profile lines, as well as a range of Haier appliances.  Tags CNET Smart Home reading • GE’s giant stovetop smart display goes on sale Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) GE Appliances We saw the latest version of the GE Kitchen Hub at CES this year, and now you can buy it.  The over-the-range hood has a built-in 27-inch smart touchscreen and fits in the space above your range. It’s designed to be the connected center of your kitchen. The official MSRP is $1,199, but some stores, including Home Depot, are selling it for less, namely $1,079.  The hub is powered by the GE Appliances U+ Connect platform (formerly the Haier U+ Smart Life Platform). It includes recipes and guided cooking from SideChef, support for streaming music and movies via Netflix and Spotify, video chatting, social networking, and smart home controls. The Kitchen Hub also includes Google Assistant smarts. From the screen above your stovetop you can check your calendar, get guided recipe help and control other connected appliances. center_img Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Now playing: Watch this: See All 1 Smart Home CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house • GE Google Assistantlast_img read more

Taxman asks breakup of net worth of those earning over Rs 50

first_imgIndians earning more than Rs. 50 lakh a year will have to declare the break-up of their net worth, stipulates the new income tax return form (ITR) for financial year 2015-16, reported the Economic Times.All assets and liabilities at the end of financial year 2015-16, by all individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) earning over Rs. 50 lakh, will have to be filed under the new schedule AL that has been added to all ITR Forms, it said.Talking about a series of action the IT Department has taken over the year, Archit Gupta, founder and chief executive officer of ClearTax, told Mint, “Last year, the income-tax department asked for bank account information and this year they have gone a step further and asked for net worth of taxpayers.” The daily added that both individuals and HUFs will also have to provide details of pass-through income from business trust or investment fund in ITR form 2 and ITR form 2A.Pass-through income is an income sent through a pass-through entity to its owners. It is not subject to tax at the corporate level but only at the level of an individual owner.”While further instructions on how to value assets are awaited, taxpayers will find it challenging to value their assets themselves, especially jewellery and vehicles,” Gupta told at a different occasion to ET.The notification has classified liabilities as outstanding loans if any, and assets as movable and immovable in the traditional way of cash and, property and chattels respectively. However, amongst the movable assets, jewellery and vehicles (including boat, yacht and aircraft) will come to cause valuation difficulties, said Gupta. He explained that most salaried individuals usually do not maintain fair market value of jewellery owned or written down allowance (depreciation) of vehicles owned by them.The ET added that the department has also introduced a new section to ITR-4S seeking code, nature and description of the three main businesses — activities or products that individuals earn from. The new ITR-4S can now be filed by partnership firms too. All they have to declare is the salary and interest paid to the partners.”ITR-4S was earlier a succinct form, now with three additions specifying nature of business, salary and interest paid to partners (applicable only to firms) and schedule AL, it will need a lot more effort from those who preferred to file it,” added Gupta.In this year’s Budget, the scope of ITR 4S was extended to bring professionals earning up to Rs. 50 lakh a year under presumptive tax, wherein, they have to pay taxes at a pre-determined rate of 50 percent of gross receipts. However, in the earlier tax filing process, the only requirement was profit declaration. The IT Department’s newly introduced forms will now change this in case of multiple businesses, said the daily.last_img read more