New Delhi: Representatives of trade unions Saturday pressed the government to raise the minimum wage to Rs 20,000, provide 200 days of assured work under the rural employment guarantee scheme and ensure minimum monthly pension of Rs 6,000. The unions during a pre-budget meeting also demanded hiking slabs for exemption of income tax for salaried persons and pensioners to Rs 10 lakh per year. They asked for Rs 8 lakh income tax slab for senior citizens and exemption of all perks and fringe benefits like housing, medical and education facilities and running allowances from income tax. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepBesides, the representatives of around a dozen central trade unions expressed their reservation against the privatisation and divestment in profit-making public sector undertakings and stressed on increasing investment for job creation in the pre-budget meeting with Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur. After the meeting, some of trade union leaders also expressed their unhappiness over the absence of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the meeting. Thakur chaired the meeting as Sitharaman had to attend the NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meeting held around the same time. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAll India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur said, “Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had invited us for pre-budget consultations. But we had a discussion with Minister of State. They tried to limit the discussion on four broad points protection of labour, skill development, jobs and wages.” However, she said, “We, the 10 central trade unions group, put up all of our points. We have demanded for Rs 20,000 minimum wage, Rs 6,000 minimum monthly pension and guaranteed employment of 200 days under MNREGA (100 days at present).” She stressed that the government needs to make investments for creating jobs and stop divesting and privatising public sector undertakings as well as the implementation of fixed-term employment announced in the last budget. She also pointed out that the government had given no heed to their suggestions and demands in the budget last year. Indian National Congress Union Congress (INTUC) President G Sanjeeva Reddy said, “We have opposed the idea of giving profit being earned by the government to the private sector. We have opposed privatisation and divestment in profit-making PSUs. There is no such need. Reddy said, “There is a need for creating jobs at present. Besides we have opposed the consolidation of 44 labour laws into four codes. At present, individual labour laws are not being implemented.” In a statement, the Finance Ministry said that experts and representatives from various trade unions and labour organisations gave suggestions related to the alignment of skill development with aspirations of rural youth with a focus on agriculture; the need for strict enforcement of Minimum Wages Act and introduction of the comprehensive unemployment insurance scheme. They also asked for a revision of ITIs’ syllabus for enhancing employability; provision of social security for contract workers; and giving a boost to the capital intensive industry. Other demands included conversion of casual/contractual workers to formalised employment; fixation of minimum wages on the recommendation of 15th Indian Labour Conference; increase in allocations on social sector and basic essential services like health, education and food security; extension of MGNREGA to remaining all rural areas and introducing it in urban areas besides increasing number of workdays under the scheme to 200 days and creation of National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide social security.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO — The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled today its In Conversation With… slate. Honouring five remarkable, multi-talented industry heavyweights, this year’s lineup stands out for the richness and diversity of the experiences that these accomplished artists will share with Festival goers. TIFF audiences will have the opportunity to hear about the fascinating careers — both in front of and behind the camera — of Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx, Antonio Banderas, Allison Janney, and Kerry Washington during intimate onstage conversations at TIFF Bell Lightbox.“Through our In Conversation With… series, TIFF is proud to give fans and film lovers an opportunity to connect with and learn from the most talented artists working in film and television today,” said Christoph Straub, Lead Programmer, In Conversation With… and Senior Manager, Adult Learning, TIFF. “This year’s lineup includes award-winning creators who have helped shape the discourse in the entertainment industry, moving it forwardand charting new territory on the big and small screens. We are incredibly honoured to have these leaders join us for a series of empowering and exciting conversations.”This year’s series will also be more accessible to all audiences, as open-captioning will be offered onscreen in real time. The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.The In Conversation With… programme includes:In Conversation With… Michael B. Jordan & Jamie FoxxHollywood megastars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are both at the top of their game. They first gained fame for roles on television: Foxx with In Living Color in 1991 and later The Jamie Foxx Show, and Jordan with his heartbreaking turn as Wallace in HBO’s The Wire. In 2013, Jordan made his major feature-film breakthrough in Ryan Coogler’s acclaimed Fruitvale Station. He has collaborated with Coogler on two more game-changers:Creed, their acclaimed expansion of the Rocky saga; and the mega-hit Black Panther. In 2016 Jordan founded his production company, Outlier Society, in order to focus on more eclectic and diverse stories and voices. Outlier Society recently co-produced HBO Films’ Emmy-nominated adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, which netted Jordan a Producers Guild Award. Foxx is renowned for powerful lead performances in Ray, for which he won anAcademy Award, Michael Mann’s neo-noir Collateral, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. TIFF proudly presents this conversation with two iconic artists and producers about their creative process, their desire to tell inclusive stories, and Just Mercy, their highly anticipated new film premiering at the Festival.In Conversation With… Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas is a superstar of international and Hollywood cinema. An alumnus of the famed Cervantes Theatre in Málaga, Spain, Banderas burst onto the film scene with performances in Pedro Almodóvar’s Labyrinth of Passion and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, paving his way to a series of acclaimed roles in Hollywood films directed by the likes of Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia), Neil Jordan (Interview with theVampire), and Robert Rodriguez (Desperado). Deftly moving between blockbuster (The Mask of Zorro; the Shrek franchise) and independent films (Julie Taymor’s Frida), and with his recent portrayal of Picasso in the National Geographic miniseries Genius, Banderas has cemented his iconic status as one of the most versatile performers in film and television. TIFF is proud to welcome this award-winning actor, producer, director, and humanitarian for an inspiring conversation about his career in front of and behind the camera, his numerousphilanthropic efforts, as well as his highly anticipated films at this year’s Festival: Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, for which he won Best Actor at Cannes, and Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat.In Conversation With… Allison JanneyAllison Janney swept the 2018 Awards season with an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe Award, Critic’s Choice Award and SAG Award for her acclaimed portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother, LaVona Golden in I, Tonya. Janney will next be seen opposite Hugh Jackman in director Cory Finley’s upcoming film, Bad Education, written by Mike Makowsky about the true, twist-filled conspiracy that occurred during his middle school years in Long Island in the early 2000’s. The film will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Additionally, Janney stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron in Lionsgate’s yet untitled film directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph about the fall of Roger Ailes at Fox News. Janney lent her voice to MGM’s animated feature film The Addams Family with Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac. She recently wrapped production for Tate Taylor’s Breaking News in Yuba County opposite Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, and Regina Hall. She has previously starred in The Help based on the best-selling novel of the same name, where the cast won ensemble awards from the Hollywood Film Awards, SAG, National Board of Review and Broadcast Film Critics and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Independent Spirit Awards in Todd Solondz’s film, Life During Wartime. Janney also delivered outstanding performances in the Oscar nominatedJuno, the movie version of the Tony Award winning play Hairspray, Girl on The Train, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,The Hours, and American Beauty. On television, Janney has won seven Emmy Awards for her work on CBS’ Mom, Showtime’s groundbreaking drama Masters of Sex, and for her indelible portrayal of CJ Cregg in Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed series The West Wing.In Conversation With… Kerry WashingtonAward-winning actor, producer, director, and activist Kerry Washington is always charting new territory. Following a number of guest-starring roles in network television and a breakout role in Save the Last Dance, Washington starred opposite Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004), and quickly added a string of notable roles in such acclaimed features as The Last King of Scotland, Miracle of St. Anna, and 2012’s Django Unchained. That same year, she landed the lead role of Olivia Pope in Shonda Rhimes’ series Scandal, on which Washington also went on to work as a producer and director. When Scandal premiered, Washington became the first Black woman in nearly four decades to headline a network television drama. A fearless and outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, she served on President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and is leading by example, producing diverse and inclusive content for various platforms through her production company Simpson Street. In this in-depth conversation, Washington will speak about her remarkable career, the Festival premiere of American Son — in which she reprises her lauded role from the Broadway production — and her highly anticipated adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere.For synopses, images, and more information, see tiff.net/icwFestival tickets go on sale September 2 at 10am (TIFF Member pre-sale August 31, 10am–4pm). Buy tickets online at tiff.net, by phone at 416.599.2033 or 1.888.258.8433, or in person at a box office. See box office locations and hours at tiff.net/tickets.TIFF prefers Visa.Social Media:@TIFF_NET#TIFF19Facebook.com/TIFFAbout TIFFTIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributorsincluding Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. 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In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member body also expressed their concern about the violence that occurred on the day before the 8 November run-off poll and welcomed the establishment of a Special Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incidents. Liberia’s electoral authority declared incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the winner of the run-off after garnering more than 90 per cent of the vote, while her challenger, Winston Tubman, withdrew from the second round alleging that the first round held on 11 October was not fair. The Council called on all parties to comply with the Liberian Constitution and to use legal channels to settle electoral disputes. “The members of the Security Council encourage all Liberians to remain committed to the legitimate political process, to exercise maximum restraint, and to work together to promote enduring peace and stability,” the statement added. Appreciation was also expressed for the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ellen Margrethe Løj, and the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in promoting security and providing logistical support for the electoral progress. The Council encouraged the Liberian authorities to continue to work with UNMIL towards achieving progress on the transition of security responsibilities from the mission to the national authorities. The UN has maintained a peacekeeping force in Liberia since 2003 to bolster a ceasefire agreement ending a decade of war that killed nearly 150,000 people, mostly civilians. 18 November 2011The Security Council today commended the people of Liberia for holding a free, fair and transparent presidential election earlier this month, and encouraged them to work together to promote lasting peace and stability.
The police said that the accident involved a container truck and a cab.Meanwhile two others were killed in another accident in Maharagama. Three people were killed following a road accident along the A-9 road in Vavuniya, the police said.Among those killed were two women. The accident involved a three-wheeler and a car and the accident took place near the Maharagama town.
In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was concerned in particular about “the growing military mobilization in and around the capital Tripoli”. Armed confrontation “risks negating the sacrifices made by the Libyan people”, particularly at this critical juncture in the political transition process, the Secretary-General said. He urged all parties in Libya to refrain from acts which undermine the democratic transition. Last week, the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) voiced deep concern over recent violence in the country, and called on all sides to address differences through political means and on authorities to quickly address the lawlessness.In today’s statement, Mr. Ban urged all parties in Libya to resume dialogue, stressing that he would be ready to facilitate such dialogue in the interest of peace and national unity.While undergoing its democratic transition, Libya has also been grappling with a deteriorating security situation. The first three months of this year witnessed a dramatic increase in violence across the country, according to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri, including targeted assassinations, bombings, abductions and attacks on state institutions and civilians.
Since 2006, Foresight Vehicle has been working as a partner alongside 21 European companies in the Pegasus consortium. SMMT Foresight Vehicle is the UK’s prime knowledge transfer network for the automotive industry involving collaboration between industry, academia and government. Focused on research and development, the programme aims to promote technology and stimulate suppliers to develop market-driven technologies for motor vehicles. SMMT Foresight Vehicle will present at the DRIVENet Whole Life Vehicle Conference in November, giving attendees more information on the Pegasus consortium. The consortium’s main objective is to increase the size of the market open to SMEs, maximising benefits for the European supply chain. To advance the project, the consortium set goals to: · Develop a new concept environment for SMEs supplying the automotive sector that will facilitate the integration of functions, processes and materials in a single industrial process. Results from the Pegasus consortium’s work will be communicated through SMMT Foresight Vehicle and the European Plastic Converters Association in Belgium. · Make use of nano-particles in colouring technology, disassembly on command components and local reinforcements to improve the components performance. · Integrate knowledge from within the new supply chain concept allowing SMEs to co-operate and provide a quick, high-tech and customisable service directly to OEMs at a lower cost. Click here to become a registered member of Pegasus. This will allow you access to downloadable material regarding this project.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Photo courtesy of Shelby BagleyThe Emery High Spardettes recently traveled to Corner Canyon High School to take part in their final invitational before the upcoming region competition.At the invitational, the Spardettes walked away with a first-place recognition as well as two second-place finishes. Emery also took home a third-place recognition.Up next, the team will travel to compete in the region competition on Saturday. The contest will be hosted at Richfield High School. In Region 15, Emery will compete against Grand, Manti, North Sanpete, Richfield, South Sevier and San Juan. The competition will begin at 1 p.m.
In the first two matches of the Groups in Varazdin and Osijek, The Netherlands and France won the first points at Women’s EHF EURO 2014.Dutch girls beat Germany 29:26 (12:11), while France had difficulties to overplay brave Slovakia 21:18 (7:9). ← Previous Story EURO 2014 – Group B: Routine day for Denmark and Norway Next Story → Montenegro win Balkan derby – Sweden stun Croatia
A look at some of the facts and figures relating to employee benefits in May 2016:42% of respondents in the UK believe flexible working is the most important benefit for supporting an older workforce (Source: Canada Life Group Insurance) bit.ly/1STl7Nm34% of UK employee respondents do not feel inspired by their organisation to perform their best at work (Source: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Halogen Software) bit.ly/21EuCps£1.4bn worth of claims were paid out by the UK group risk industry in 2015 (Source: Group Risk Development) bit.ly/1WOa24U80% of employer respondents believe it is important to offer employees a wide range of benefit choices (Source: Grass Roots Employee Solutions) bit.ly/1VQfdCE 38% expect to consider introducing the lifetime individual savings account (Isa) into their employee remuneration scheme in the future (Source: Sackers) bit.ly/1T3A8MM
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Negotiations over a fiscal 2017 stopgap measure needed to keep the government open when the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1 are “largely done,” according to one senator participating in the talks, but as of Wednesday night there was no indication that an agreement had been reached. Earlier in the day, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said the negotiations were wrapping up, reported CQ Roll Call. Other lawmakers, however, insisted a deal should not be expected yet.“There’s been a lot of back and forth,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). “I just don’t think [Democrats] are in a big hurry to do this because they’d like to keep all of our 2016ers here and not back home campaigning. So it’s pretty predictable.”The Senate on Tuesday advanced the continuing resolution (CR) even without an agreement on the final text, voting to limit debate on a motion to proceed to the expected legislative vehicle for the measure. A second procedural vote is scheduled for Thursday. Negotiators reportedly have reached agreement to include emergency funding to combat Zika, with lawmakers agreeing to remove language barring Planned Parenthood affiliates in Puerto Rico from receiving federal funds. The CR is expected to run through Dec. 9 and include a full-year FY 2017 spending bill for military construction and Veterans Affairs.
Vijayawada: Home Minister Mekatoti Sucharita stated on Friday that women and girl students are suffering many problems due to cybercrimes in the State and the government is trying to help the victims at the earliest. She addressed a workshop organised by Police department at the Secretariat on “women safety in cybercrime’ on Friday. Women MLAs, senior police officers and others attended the programme. Addressing on the occasion, Sucharita said the cyber criminals are targeting the young girls, students and women and robbing the personal data for misuse. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us She said women and girls, who are active on the social media, are becoming victims of cybercrimes as the criminals are using the Spy App to steal the data from the phone users, when the phone users give for a repair. She said women and girls are suffering a lot due to lack of awareness on the cybercrimes and preventive measures have to be taken in this regard. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The Minister said the criminals are inserting the spy app in the mobile phones when the customers give the cell phone for repairing and most of the phone users don’t known about the insertion of spy app. She cautioned the people to be vigilant with the criminals, who send friend requests on face book and other social media. She lamented that some women are committing suicides after getting cheated by these criminals. Advertise With Us She said the objective of conducting the workshop is to create awareness on the cybercrimes among women and girls. Director General of Police D Gautam Sawang said the Police department is giving top priority for the safety of women and children. He said Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the police department to give top priority to the safety of women and children. Special Chief Secretary P Malakondaiah stressed on the need to strengthen the cyber laws to give protection to the people particularly to women and girls. Expert on mobile and software technology Anisetti Anil Kumar explained the protective measures to be taken by the phone users. Deputy Chief Minister Pushpa Srivani, women MLAs, police officials and others attended the event. The DGP said complaints on cybercrime can be made to whatsapp number 912121 1100.
Stay on target Microsoft is preparing to make a very big change to Windows 10. It’s huge, really… and yet you may never realize that things are any different once it arrives.The Start Menu is finally going to run in its own process. Windows Insiders spotted the change in build 1903, which should start rolling out to the general public next month.That’s not something that you’re likely to notice as you go about your business in Windows 10, but it’s important for a couple of reasons.To understand why, you only need to look as far as your web browser. Google Chrome runs every tab you open in a separate process. If a web page you have open in one tab happens to go off the rails it won’t affect all your other tabs.The same is true for any browser based on the open source Chromium code, like Vivaldi, Opera, and even the next incarnation of Microsoft Edge. Firefox separates tabs into individual processes by default, too.Likewise, splitting the Start Menu off on its own should ensure that you can still click in to it even if the Windows shell gets tripped up on something.That isn’t how the Start Menu currently works. It’s still lumped in with other parts of the Windows interface including the taskbar and Windows Explorer.Four Explorer windows running as separate processes. Soon you’ll see a process called Start, too.Speaking of Explorer, that’s where Microsoft started laying the groundwork for this tweak. An option was introduced way back in Windows 7 that allows you to launch file browser instances in separate processes.It hasn’t been enabled by default, but that’s going to change soon. Isolating the Start Menu isn’t the only multiprocess tweak Microsoft has made in the May 2019 update. They’ve finally checked the box above for you too.More on Geek.com:Windows 10 May Learn to Automatically Remove Updates That Bork Your PCSkype’s Background Blur Hides Embarrassing EnvironmentsMicrosoft Goes Minimal With All-Digital Disc-Less Xbox One S Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountMicrosoft Releases Retro Windows App as ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-In
(PhysOrg.com) — A new species of bird from the Cretaceous period in China has been identified. It had toothless upper and lower jaws, and provides significant information on the diversification in the evolution of birds during the Early Cretaceous. Citation: Earliest toothless bird found (2009, December 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-earliest-toothless-bird.html Dr Zhonghe Zhou and colleagues from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing found the fossils in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, in north eastern China. The newly discovered bird, Zhongjianornis yangi, has a pointed snout, and is the earliest toothless bird so far discovered.The new bird was around the size of a pigeon, and had a number of other unusual features, including having a humerus with a wide deltopectoral crest. It probably fed on fish (since the fossil was found in a lake bed), catching its prey on the wing. The shape of its feet suggests it may have rested, and possibly also nested, in trees.Over 30 genera of birds from the Early Cretaceous have been discovered in north eastern China in the last couple of decades, which the scientists say is evidence that a burst of diversification in birds occurred in the 20 million years or so after the earliest bird, Archaeopteryx, appeared around 150 million years ago. The fossils have been found in deposits which also contained hundreds of specimens of feathered dinosaurs, mammals, amphibians, pterosaurs, insects, and flowering plants.Zhongjianornis yangi belonged to the most primitive of four groups of birds that independently lost their teeth, and the researchers believe this, and the development of a beak, may have given the birds an evolutionary advantage because of the reduction in weight. The findings also suggest tooth loss was more common in the early evolution of birds than previously thought. Among known toothless birds, Confuciusornis is the next most advanced. The researchers reasoned that there must have been a selective pressure for a reduction of weight, especially of the head, since it is further from the center of gravity.More information: The research paper is available online at the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Zhongjianornis yangi. Photo: Zhonghe Zhou New fossil bird found
Kolkata: State health department has collaborated with department of periodontology and organised a seminar at Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital on the occasion of ‘Oral Hygiene Day’ on Thursday to spread awareness among the patients.The seminar demonstrated various techniques on how to maintain good oral hygiene among the masses. Bengal State branch of the Indian Dental Association with Indian society of periodontology celebrated the day to commemorate Dr GB Shankwalkar’s birthday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA scientific seminar on periodontal regenerative surgery was held at Command Military Dental Centre in Alipore. The programme witnessed the esteemed presence of Dr Anil Melath, president of Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP), Dr Nymphea Pandit, president elect , ISP, Dr Abhay Kolte, secretory of ISP, Major General Satish R Iyer, Dr TK Giri, principal of Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Dr J K Singh, president of IDA in the state and Dr Raju Biswas, state secretary of the IDA. Free oral health screening camps were organised to celebrate ‘Oral Hygiene Day’ at Kalighat by the Bengal chapter of the Indian Dental Association in assistance with the Women’s Dental Council and Indian Society of Periodontology. Sex workers and their children were examined and given education how to maintain a disease free oral hygiene during the seminar.
“13 posts for each department were issued, of which all of them were internal. The reason we took to protesting is because we saw more people from outside being hired. This really makes us angry and confused as to why it is called internal if they would hire people from outside,” said municipal worker Bongani Mtshali.The protesters also have other issues, such as the out-sourcing of jobs and disabled people not being hired.The protesters blocked off the gates to the Department of Hygiene, Engineering & Services, saying that nobody will get in until officials come to resolve the matter.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Municipal workers at the Department of Hygiene, Engineering & Services are furious with department officials and burned tyres outside the offices today (July 5) as part of a protest action.The protest stems from internal posts within the department, claiming that more people from outside the municipality are being hired than ones who are already working there.Read more: Warning: Stay clear of Murchison Street as municipal strikers protest out-sourcing of jobsThis story has been updated: Update: Murchison Street clear as striking municipal workers disperseAlso read: Engineering Department workers go on strike WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
Costa Rica boasts a good number ofgroundbreaking Ticas, each of whom has shaped the country in myriad ways. Ana Istarú has taken her place among them as the quintessential “Renaissance woman.” In a career spanning three decades, the San José native has become an accomplished poet, playwright, and actress – and she can even deliver a good zinger.On March 11, the National Theater will present short theatrical works by Istarú, partly to celebrate her astonishing oeuvre, and partly to make you laugh. “Theater and Humor with Ana Istarú” is a series of excerpts from her works “Baby Boom en Paraíso” (“Baby Boom in Paradise”) and “Hombres de Escebeche” (“Men in a Pickle”).Istarú is acclaimed for her unflinching interest in difficult topics. In her recent one-woman show, “Virus,” she took on AIDS, cancer, and family secrets, creating a dozen distinct characters. Istarú is known for verse that explores female eroticism, and she co-wrote the screenplay for “Caribe,” an intensely political film about Caribbean farmers and the developers who seek to exploit them.The performance is designed to honor International Women’s Day, and although each excerpt covers the gamut of situations and themes, Istarú complements her comic writing with serious issues, often about gender relationships – sexuality, family, and motherhood.If you have a strong grasp of Spanish or want to improve your skills, Istarú’s work is a great opportunity, as she masterfully mimics different Costa Rican dialects. “Theater and Humor” is also the perfect sampler of local writing, from both an accomplished playwright and an extraordinary mujer.“Teatro y Humor con Ana Istarú” takes place March 11 at the National Museum, downtown San José. 10 a.m. Free. Info: RedCultura. Facebook Comments Related posts:Christmas-themed theater warms hearts this month ‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea ‘Blood Wedding’: García Lorca tragedy opens at Teatro Espressivo 12 days, 13 plays at National Theater Event
5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes The April 13 launch failed. But it aroused international concern because it was viewed as a pretext by the North to test its missile technology, despite Security Council resolutions demanding it stop doing so.Both statements urged Pyongyang to honor nonproliferation commitments and Security Council demands and dismantle its nuclear-weapons and missile programs. The North has tested nuclear arms twice.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share VIENNA (AP) – The United States and the European Union have condemned North Korea’s satellite launch and are urging it to honor its nonproliferation commitments.Alluding to the North’s mid-April launch, U.S. envoy Robert Wood has told the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency that it represents a “show of bad faith and provocation.” An EU statement at the same meeting strongly condemns the launch and says it is “serious violation” Top Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family
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Former NFL defensive tackle and co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Arizona Sports 620, Mike Golic has an adoration for the state of Arizona. But all personal opinions aside, Golic believes the Cardinals possess the one weapon that should make them clear-cut favorites to land Peyton Manning.“I think the one thing that [could] break the tie for Arizona is Larry Fitzgerald,” Golic told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Friday. “Again, that trumps just about everything any other team had.” Two of the NFL’s greats at their respective positions running an offense together in the desert would surely be a historic sight indeed. 0 Comments Share What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Golic said he was surprised the Indianapolis Colts decided to release Manning — a decision he thinks they may later regret.“Listen, I think the Colts made the wong move,” Golic stated. “I think the Colts should have kept him and still drafted Andrew Luck and had them both because I still think he’s [Manning] going to play well.”Manning is believed to be seriously considering the Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, among other select teams. Golic, who played a short tenure with the Dolphins during his NFL career, expressed concern over whether a quarterback of Manning’s stature would be happy playing in an apathetic market. “Miami is probably, and I played in Miami for a year, it’s one of the worst sports town known to mankind,” Golic explained. “They’re awful.”For Golic, he doesn’t think any team can offer Manning what Arizona can, and for that reason, he believes the four-time MVP would benefit from signing with the Cardinals.“From a team wise, I would take Arizona,” Golic stated. “Again, Miami has Brandon Marshall who’s athletic and good, but Arizona has Larry Fitzgerald. I mean the conversation really ends there.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away