June 25, 2021
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  • 5:25 am Who should be in and out of the England squad for the Autumn Tests?
  • 7:30 am Committee reaffirms mandatory denominational health plan

first_img“The tests show the presence of stones in the left ureter and their removal is scheduled during the current hospital stay, but still without a defined date,” the hospital said in a statement.“The patient is in a stable condition and good general state from a clinical point of view.”Pele, who is widely considered to be the greatest footballer in history, was discharged late Monday from the private American hospital in the Paris suburbs where he had been taken after falling ill following an appearance at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe.In a statement on Monday on the Globoesporte.com site, Pele said he had required “medical assistance and surgery” for a “severe urinary infection.”Pele, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and perhaps most memorably in Mexico in 1970 when his swashbuckling team re-defined modern football, has had several health scares in recent years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pele will undergo urinary tract surgey in Brazil after picking up an infection during his recent trip to Paris © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASao Paulo, Brazil, Apr 10 – Pele will have an operation to remove a ‘ureteral stone,’ his doctors said Wednesday, a day after the football great returned to Brazil following treatment in a Paris hospital for an infection.The 78-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo for more tests after arriving in Brazil early Tuesday.last_img read more

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first_imgHollywood writers and actors are calling for a code of conduct to govern the growing trend of hidden advertising in TV shows and films and say they will appeal to federal regulators if studios do not respond to their concerns. The unions also say they want their share of the billions of dollars in advertising revenue generated by stories they write and act in. Advertising has been creeping into programming for years. The blurring between ads and entertainment can include simple product placement, such as a Coca-Cola cup prominently displayed on “American Idol.” But increasingly, the products are becoming integrated into the story lines. The character of Gabrielle on “Desperate Housewives,” for instance, was seen last season as an auto show model, touting the benefits of a new model from Buick. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Some reality shows, such as “The Apprentice,” base entire episodes around contestants working with sponsors. The show, featuring Donald Trump, has included tasks involving Burger King, Dairy Queen and the DVD release of the latest “Star Wars” film. Representatives from the Writers Guild of America were scheduled to release a study on the practice Monday, decrying the practice. “We are being told to write the lines that sell this merchandise and to deftly disguise the sale as a story,” the study states. The WGA is calling for a code of conduct that would mandate full disclosure of all product integration deals at the beginning of a program so viewers would know they will be “subject to hidden or stealth advertising,” according to a news release to be issued Monday. The code would also require the issue to be discussed in bargaining with the studios to give actors, writers and directors a voice in how products are woven into the plot. “Just as there is an established right to truth-in-advertising, there should be a similar right to truth-in-programming where advertising is concerned,” SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement. The effort is part of a larger push by the WGA to unionize writers, producers and editors who work on reality TV shows. The guild has said that many of the “unscripted” shows are actually carefully crafted by editors who often write specific dialogue or piece together bits of video to tell a story. A representative of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents film and TV studios, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Sunday. Nick Counter, the AMPTP’s president, has called the WGA’s aggressive stance on the issue “an unfortunate tactic,” in the past. Counter has pointed to the WGA’s last contract with the studios, which called for discussions on reality shows on a case by case basis. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgMIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry was all alone for what seemed like forever. He was in the corner in front of the Miami bench early in the fourth quarter, no Heat defenders within 10 feet of him, and made as open a 3-pointer as one can find in an NBA game.They all weren’t that easy for Toronto.But the Raptors made a lot of them look that way.Lowry scored 24 points, and the Raptors tied a franchise record by making 21 3-pointers while rolling past the Heat 125-104 on Sunday. Half of Lowry’s 10 assists set up 3s for the Raptors — who became the 19th team this season to set or tie a franchise mark for 3s in a game.“Good weather. The body was warm. It definitely helps,” Lowry said. “But we just came out with a composed mentality. We knew who were going up against and those guys are hard to play.”The 3-pointer was the difference. Toronto made 42 field goals, exactly the same as Miami. The Raptors had seven more turnovers. The Heat had five more bench points.These are not the makings of a 21-point win.The 63-24 edge in scoring from beyond the arc, that was too much for Miami to overcome.“You could tell they prepared for us,” Miami’s Dwyane Wade said. “They prepared for our zone. They did things that teams normally don’t do in the zone and they made shots out of it. So kudos to them for coming in with a great game plan and executing it.”Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Danny Green scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers. Norman Powell also scored 15, and OG Anunoby and Jeremy Lin each scored 11 for the Raptors, whose only other game with 21 3s came against Philadelphia in 2005. The Raptors were 21 of 40 from deep, and 21 of 34 from inside the arc — shooting 57 percent.Bam Adebayo scored 19 for the Heat, who had won four in a row. Wade and Dion Waiters each scored 15, and Rodney McGruder added 13.Until two weeks ago, the Heat had allowed an opponent to make 19 3s in a game only once in their history. It’s happened three times in their last six games, and the 21 by the Raptors was a Heat opponent record.“This is the prototypical, modern, progressive NBA — 3s versus 2s,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team remained eighth in the East when Orlando lost later to Memphis.Kawhi Leonard missed the game — “load management” the cited reason — and hasn’t appeared in more than two consecutive Raptors games since playing in five straight from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5.It hasn’t hurt Toronto: The Raptors are now 14-5 when Leonard doesn’t play, and he’ll sit a few more before the playoffs.“We’ve kind of looked at it all the way through now, and I think there’s maybe a few games yet that he’s going to probably stay out,” coach Nick Nurse said. “We’re just super happy with where we are with it. We kind of feel like we’re ahead of the game.”The Raptors set the tone early, going 7 for 10 from 3-point range in the opening quarter.They cooled off, albeit only slightly.By halftime Toronto was up to 12 makes from beyond the arc, helping send the Raptors into the locker room with a 68-54 lead. They had a 14-0 run late in the second quarter, and then the 3s just kept coming.“The shooting gods were with us today,” Nurse said. “No doubt about that.”By: Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_img Related Items:five cays, Pdm, premier rufus ewing, sean astwood TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2014 – The Premier is not being proactive enough about the so called, ‘sluggish processing’of the Crown Land Unit application of the resort development project touted for Five Cays. It was during the PDM Party’s mid-term report card press Conference, that shadow minister for business in the Opposition Party and Member for Five Cays, Hon Sean Astwood explained the problems and the TC Weekly news quotes him saying: “I do know that government departments that have responsibility of facilitating this development need to get their act together.” As for what the Member feels is at stake here, everything. “I am afraid that if that doesn’t happen soon the developers might look somewhere else to do their project.” Cabinet has already approved and bragged about the development; five months later the eco-adventure, low density, spa resort project remains in limbo because of bureaucracy. Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s time for the bibliophiles to rejoice as the Bengali Book Fair is back again. Organised by the Bengal association, the six day festival will mark its beginning from March 14 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich cultural heritage of Bengal at the Kali Bari premises in the national Capital. Started in 1998, at Sapru House, the Bengali Book Fair, popularly known as “Boi Mela” has grown to become the third largest Bengali Book Fair in India with publishers and book sellers from West Bengal, NorthEast India, Delhi and even from Bangladesh participating in the fair. This year, in the the 16th edition of the book fair there will be more than 60 stalls to accommodate publishers like Ananda, Deys, Rupa, Oxford, Niyogi, Abhijan, Lalmati, Sristisukh, Gangchil, Deb Sahitya Kutir and many more. With the book fair in mind, Bengalis from in and around Delhi are planning to huddle up to take home some new books. “I hope to get my hands on some rare Bengali classics. I am very excited for it,” said Tirtho Bose, a senior IT professional living in CR Park. The Book Fair is topped with literary festival in the afternoon and cultural programmes depicting grandeur and depth of Bengali culture and art in the evening. Renowned literary personalities like Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Nabanita Deb Sen, Painter Jogen Choudhury has honed the responsibilities of the Chief guest during various edition of the fair. This year eminent literary person Swapnamoy Chakraborty, Anita Agnihotri and Senior Government Officers like Dr Nandita Chatterjee, Atanu Chakraborty, Anuradha Mitra, Ranjan Mukherjee and other dignitaries will be present during the inauguration. “I am very fond of Bengali novels but in Delhi, they are not easily available. It’s going to be a nice week after Holi and I am hoping to get some good books,” said Shayan Das, a Delhi-based engineering student. During the six days of the festival, literary figures like Kinnar Ray, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharya, Mandakranta Sen, Sadique Hossain, Shirsho Bondopadhyay, Binod Ghoshal, Subhro Bondopadhyay, Sridarshini Chakraborty will participate in various literary discussions. Famous actor Sabyasachi Chakroborty, business icon Satyam Ray choudhury and Ayan Dey will also remain present on various days. The conclusive day will see the presence of Sarod Maestro Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. During the evening, cultural programmes will see artists from Delhi and Jaipur performing along with famous names like Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Ratna Mitra, Shraboni Sen, Suvomita and Lopamudra Mitra. Apart from these, there will be various contests for children like sit n’ draw, recitation, singing and quiz. There will be a lucky draw every day and the winners will be awarded with discount coupons for books.Established in 1958 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich heritage of Bengal through various cultural and social organizations in New Delhi, Bengal Association is a federative body of Bengali cultural associations, Bengali-medium schools and drama organizations spread across the national Capital. Besides cultural events throughout the year, Bengal Association organises Cine Festival, health camps and provide legal aid to needy persons. One of its noble projects includes helping the needy artists by providing them health insurances.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: To Curb the growing number of drug abuse cases in Kolkata, the city police has chalked out a plan to raise awareness among people in the run-up to June 26, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.This year, the theme is #unitedagainstdrugs. The Kolkata Police has planned to reach out to maximum people through a competition. “Take a picture while performing any activity such as dancing, reading, running, sleeping, singing, playing, studying, writing or laughing. Put it up on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with caption — “SAY YES TO (the activity that is seen in the picture eg. reading, running etc); SAY NO TO DRUGS”. Hashtag it with #kolkatapolice #unitedagainstdrugs in Instagram/Twitter/Facebook”, said a senior police officer. The three most innovative pictures will be felicitated by the Kolkata Police.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

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