PB: Early in your career, you worked as a score reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, engaging with the likes of John Williams, Joshua Bell, and Christoph Eschenbach. Can you explain for our audience what the role of a score reader entails?MH: It’s a rare thing. I was new to L.A., working on a TV show at the time, and I was itching to do something different. The opportunity came up through a friend who worked for the L.A. Phil to be a score reader — you attend the rehearsals with the orchestra and conductor and you actually mark the score with cues, then you work with the video crew. You know how you watch a live performance on TV and they cut to the tuba player right before his solo? That’s some nerd like me, sitting with the camera crew and letting them know where the cues are coming up in the piece, so they know where to focus the camera.It was a really fun gig, and I was able to hang around huge talents and watch them work very intimately. Working alongside John Williams was definitely a highlight. I did that for a few summers, and every time, it was immensely rewarding. I had the best seat in the house for some truly amazing performances, back then. Now, when I go to Disney Hall or The Hollywood Bowl, I have to pay top dollar like everyone else!Cover image via Long Shot (Paramount).Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Interview: CW Costume Designer Catherine AshtonIndustry Interview: “Whiplash” Production Designer Melanie JonesInterview: “My Dinner with Herve” Composer David NorlandThe Universal Language of Music: Interview with Composer Jacob YoffeeIndustry Insights: Behind the Scenes with Editor Nena Erb Miles Hankins offers insight into composing for film and television — as well as collaborating with musicians around the world.Composer Miles Hankins‘s career has spanned many feature and TV projects. We sat down with this prolific musical scribe to talk Rogen, reality, and real sports.PremiumBeat: Long Shot is getting great reviews as a funny piece that also explores deeper issues. How did you approach the score, and what kind of discussions did you have with the principal players about the tone and tenor of the film?Miles Hankins: In every great rom-com, there is a touching personal story. As the composers, Marco Beltrami and I have watched the film a lot. Getting to see it at SXSW and in NY was awesome — I have never seen a response so positive. People seem to love it. We always had a good feeling that people would like the film. Our main concern was that the score didn’t get in the way of the comedy — it’s hard to make music funny. The great film composer, Elmer Bernstein, said something to the effect of: “The trick is to score it sincerely and that will make it funnier.” We didn’t want to over-score or manipulate the viewers’ emotions, but rather stay out of the way of the story. We used a lot of different styles from indie folk guitar with hand percussion, and then more traditional orchestrations. We also leaned on a sense of grand sweeping patriotism (in places) since it is a political drama, and then there are some epic action scenes, so there were many things we looked to accomplish in the score.Being Serena via IMDBPB: You’ve done documentary projects for HBO: The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti and Being Serena. These seem very different from your other work. How did you come to these projects?MH: I’m not a big sports guy, per se, but both of these projects were so special. Serena Williams is a personal hero of mine — I played tennis growing up. When I was approached, I wondered if I even knew how to set about a sports documentary musically. But the showrunners said, “That’s why we want you, because you come from the world of film.” This project wasn’t about tennis but about her becoming a mother. It was a very intimate look at a woman that we know as a fierce competitor and seeing another side to her. I brought in a vocalist and also explored different musical styles — from R&B to electronic music to string quartet. I was so happy to learn the project was nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition.The other film was about the NFL legend Nick Buoniconti. He was a character I was aware of. I went to University of Miami in undergrad and he had played for the Dolphins and was an iconic figure there. I found out his story . . . he’s going through CTE, a neurological disorder related to his playing days. So, he became this unlikely spokesperson for the condition, with a heart-wrenching personal story. I think it appealed to me because I was coming off A Quiet Place, which was so dark and intense — I just wanted something beautiful and lyrical to work on. We recorded the music in Europe, and I worked remotely from Los Angeles.A Quiet Place. Photo by Jonny Cournoyer. © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.PB: Is that unusual?MH: With today’s technology and the magic of the internet, it’s actually quite easy to operate a remote session abroad. We always love to use our peerless local AFM musicians here in LA, but that’s a decision the production companies, networks, and studios make for us. When we can’t stay in town, we’re fortunate to have access to a wide variety of gifted musicians abroad as well. And it’s always exciting to hear different perspectives on the music, from around the world.Long Shot premiere.PB: You created additional music for A Quiet Place, The Snowman, and The Shallows working with Composer Marco Beltrami. Obviously, collaborating on three projects, you have a good working relationship. Can you tell us about that process?MH: A Quiet Place was a challenging project for numerous reasons. Almost no dialogue, so the catch was to find the music in the film where we supported the material, but was the least intrusive. We often struggled to find the right balance. I remember the moment when it clicked. We had tried a million things. We had hired a huge orchestra to experiment with all kinds of aleatoric gestures; we were throwing as much paint on the canvas as possible to see what would work; and finally, at the end of all this experimentation, we broke through to something and finally began to hear it. And it felt right.I met Marco through Buck Sanders — I think on Fantastic Four — I jumped in on that one, and it was a really high-pressure scenario, and we found we worked well together.There isn’t really a set process. We usually watch the film (or what there is to view at that point) and discuss how best to play it. The director will give us their idea of instruments and orchestrations. Marco will go to work writing and we will experiment with ideas, as well. We often work separately and then come together. We’ll share thoughts, share files, and we’ll collaborate until we find what we are looking for. We’ll kick cues back and forth. Each project is different. All this time in Hollywood, you’d think it gets easier but it doesn’t — it’s like a unique puzzle — each film has a different sound, and once you find it, it’s a beautiful thing. Although it’s always challenging, it’s very satisfying when it clicks.Long Shot (via Paramount).PB: You’ve had a love of film and music since you were a kid. In fact, at 12, you were given a sound generator to create digital music and a canon video camera.MH: When the camcorder thing happened in the ’80s, my parents got one. And one afternoon, my sister and I took out the camera and decided to shoot something. That became what we would do — we would come up with scripts and get our friends over and put them in crazy outfits. But even before discovering the camera, movies were always a part of my life. My parents were huge film people — they loved the classics, and every Sunday night we would watch them. It always struck me (while watching them) how amazing the scores were, even before I was studying theory and harmony — I was hearing all this lush, sophisticated music from those classic films, which had such feeling and personality. I feel like that influence made it into Long Shot. There is a scene at a black tie dinner in Buenos Aires. We usually played the theme on acoustic guitar, but I rewrote it for that scene to sound Gershwin-esque — lush with a different harmony to call back to those classic films.Miles Hankins.
As expected, Chinese company Meizu launched its Redmi Note 3 rival, M3 Note in India on Wednesday. The M3 Note which is an affordable budget phone albeit with some interesting specs has been priced at Rs 9,999.The M3 Note will be exclusively available to buy from Amazon India starting from May 31.Meizu’s M3 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD screen with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slot.The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Flyme OS and supports 4G LTE connectivity.The M3 Note sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. There’s also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.The M3 Note boasts of an all metal body that resembles the company’s flagship phone MX5. This also means that it oddly resembles the iPhone. It comes with a physical home button on the front which doubles as a fingerprint sensor aka MTouch. The phone is backed by a 4,100mAh battery and will be available in the colours Grey, White and Gold.Its biggest competition will be the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3, a phone that also boasts of a full metal unibody and fingerprint scanner. That said, the Redmi Note 3 has a slightly upper hand in the hardware department, particularly the processor and camera.Also read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: Mr dependable like Rahul Dravidadvertisement
carpetCannes, May 18 (PTI) French actress Marion Cotillard ditched the gown and instead appeared in a casual denim look as she walked the red carpet at 2017 Cannes Film Festival.Cotillard paired a plain white maxi dress with a simple gold neck chain and ruffled jeans from the fall 2017 collection of Y/Project by Belgian designer Glenn Martens.She finished her look with a pair of strappy stilettos.The 41-year-old actress, who in past years has rocked attires by Alexander McQueen and Maison Martin Margiela, sported the surprisingly dressed-down look during a photo call for her upcoming film “Ismaels Ghosts”.She posted a picture of her wearing the creation and was clicked by award-winning photographer Eliott Bliss. PTI RDS JCH
Cette année, le comité a examiné divers indicateurs, tels que les conditions économiques, la crise financière actuelle, les données de Statistique Canada, les tendances en matière de main-d’œuvre, la valeur changeante du salaire minimum et d’autres facteurs, avant de recommander de conserver le calendrier d’augmentations déjà proposé. Les augmentations permettront d’atteindre le seuil de faible revenu d’ici 2010. Le comité continuera de se réunir chaque année afin de surveiller les indicateurs économiques et d’examiner d’autres enjeux. Les versions française et anglaise du rapport sont disponibles à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/employmentrights/MinimumWageReview-fr.asp. On encourage le public à commenter le rapport d’ici au 22 janvier, en envoyant une lettre par télécopieur au 902-424-0648, en envoyant un courriel à email@example.com, en téléphonant au 1-888-315-0110, ou en envoyant une lettre par la poste à la Division des normes du travail, 5151, chemin Terminal, 7e étage, C.P. 697, Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse) B3J 2T8. 6,5 pour cent pour porter le taux horaire à 8,10 $ le 1er mai 2008 6,2 pour cent pour porter le taux horaire à 8,60 $ le 1er avril 2009 Le Comité d’examen du salaire minimum de la Nouvelle-Écosse continue à explorer de nouvelles options, mais il recommande pour le moment à la province d’aller de l’avant avec les augmentations déjà prévues. En 2008, le comité a préparé un calendrier d’augmentations sur trois ans qui porterait le salaire minimum à 9,20 $ l’heure le 1er avril 2010 et à 9,65 $ l’heure le 1er octobre. « Après une étude approfondie du climat économique actuel, le comité nous recommande de maintenir le cap et d’aller de l’avant avec les augmentations prévues du salaire minimum, de dire la ministre du Travail et du Développement de la main-d’œuvre, Marilyn More. Nous invitons tous les Néo-Écossais qui souhaitent faire connaître leur opinion à ce sujet à communiquer avec nous. » Les augmentations déjà recommandées et mises en œuvre sont les suivantes :
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has written to Directorate General of Health Services (Delhi Government) related to starting a pilot project on a child-friendly room in one of the city hospitals.The letter was written by DCPCR official Rita Singh. “Being a monitoring agency in the field of child rights, a large number of cases of children in distress are being reported in DCPCR from different parts of the city. In some cases, difficulties being faced by such children rescued from different situations have been brought to the notice of the Commission,” reads the letter. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarIt further reads,” A sizable number of grievances of children are related to treatment being meted out to them in the environment in the hospital where they are taken to the examination daily in attending to them by the hospital authorities is very common.” The commission would, therefore, suggest that for providing child-friendly environment to such children, a room dedicated to the children by designed where the rescued children and the team escorting to them to the hospital can stay. Such an arrangement would go a long way in ensuring the safety and security of the rescued children besides providing them with an environment in the hospital where he/she can feel comfortable, reads the letter. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”On the pilot basis, the scheme of designing a designated room for rescued children and the team escorting them can be started in Rohini based hospital,” added the letter. Rita Singh stated that they have chosen the area where crime against children is regularly reported. Earlier DCPCR said that it studied the situation of crimes against children in Delhi and identified over 25 areas. A comprehensive study was conducted by the child rights body from 2015 to 2017 and found that Ranhola, Narela, Samaypur Badli, Shahbad Dairy, Jaitpur, Neb Sarai, Khajuri Khas, Sagarpur, Jahangirpuri, Bhalswa Dairy, and Mehrauli were among the 20 areas prone to missing children cases. Whereas areas like Aman Vihar, Nihal Vihar, Mangolpuri, Begumpur, Kalyanpuri, Narela, Anand Parbat, New Ashok Nagar, Malviya Nagar and Ghazipur are among the 20 places where child abuse cases are high.
TORONTO – Grief over the deadly van attack that took place on the streets of Toronto is truly sinking in as the public learns more about the 10 people killed in the rampage, mourners said Thursday.Three days after a van careened down a stretch of Yonge Street, striking pedestrians in its path, city residents were still gathering at the site to lay flowers, shed tears and pay tribute.One of them was Kristi Wing, who works in the area and had seen paramedics treating patients and covering those who were beyond help in the moments after Monday’s incident. The tragedy feels more real now that victims’ personal stories are coming to light, she said.“I saw bodies and now there are names and faces to them,” she said.The makeshift memorial to those who lost their lives in the incident continued to grow Thursday as bouquets, candles and written notes were added. The messages, written in numerous languages, included the sentiments “rest in peace” and “spread love, not hate.”Nil Adjei, another visitor to the memorial, said he used to live in the area years ago and was drawn to the site after the attack.“I felt it’s my duty to come over and pay tribute,” he said.Authorities have not named any of those killed, saying identifying the victims will take time given the size of the crime scene and the scope of the probe.But other sources have identified some of the dead. They ranged in age from their 20s to their 90s, hailed from as far away as Jordan and South Korea, and are remembered for everything from their passion for cooking to their devotion to their young children.Social media posts from various co-workers identified one of the victims as Chulmin (Eddie) Kang, a chef at a downtown Toronto steakhouse.“It hurts knowing I won’t be able to see your bright smile every weekend, or hear you say ‘Hi’ to everyone in your energetic voice,” coworker Mailee Ly wrote in a Facebook post.“I don’t think you knew the touch and influence you had on everyone … simply because of your kind nature and passion for cooking. Times like this, it goes to show that by simply being a kind person, you can have a further reach than you ever know.”On Thursday evening, the University of Toronto confirmed one of its students was among the deceased, though it did not release a name.“We are deeply saddened that a member of our community has died as a result of this terrible incident,” university president Meric Gertler said in a written statement. “We mourn the loss of our student and want those affected to know that they have the support of the university.”Others killed include Renuka Amarasingha, a Toronto school board employee who was the sole caregiver for her seven-year-old child, and Betty Forsyth, believed to be in her 90s, who was described as a lively person who loved to feed animals on her walks through the neighbourhood around the scene of the attack.The victims also include Jordanian citizen Munir Alnajjar, who had recently travelled to the city to visit his son; Anne Marie D’Amico, an investment company worker with a love of volunteering; and Dorothy Sewell, an 80-year-old grandmother who was passionate about local sports.Two unidentified Korean nationals and an unnamed student from Seneca College were also killed.At least one not-for-profit group said it’s mobilizing to meet the diverse needs of mourners with direct ties to Monday’s attack.Victim Services Toronto offers emotional and social supports to those impacted by crimes or other tragedies, according to Executive Director Bonnie Levine.She said establishing a sense of community around a person in mourning is a critical first step.“One of the things that we really want to do very quickly is to mobilize the person’s natural support system,” she said. “So we’ll say, ‘Is there family or friends or neighbours that we can call for you? Is there anything that we can do?’”The organization’s volunteers speak 35 languages between them, she said, ensuring supports are available to immigrants or visitors from outside the country if necessary.In addition to the 10 people who died, police say 14 others were injured in the attack allegedly carried out by 25-year-old Alek Minassian of Richmond Hill, Ont.Minassian has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, with police anticipating a 14th count in the coming days.Toronto police did not provide updates Thursday on the ongoing investigation into Minassian’s activities, though Chief Mark Saunders issued a statement lauding the force’s response to the attack.Monday’s events have prompted unprecedented interest from international law enforcement agencies, he said.“I am contacted almost daily from other police executives from around the world as they express interest in what is happening here,” Saunders said. “This week, record numbers of calls have been pouring in to offer support, express condolences and compliment the actions of all emergency service personnel.”A city fundraiser dubbed TorontoStrong had raised more than $893,000 to support the victims and their families by Thursday evening.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency.“We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.”O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. O’Reilly is under a multi-book contract with publisher Holt, including for at least one more “Killing” book. In May, Holt president and publisher Stephen Rubin told The Associated Press that he was “totally committed to Bill, long-term.”“We have created the most successful adult nonfiction franchise in recent publishing history and we are thrilled to continue it,” Rubin said at the time.According to Holt, more than 17 million copies of O’Reilly’s “Killing” series are in print. The historical books, co-written by Martin Dugard, include “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Lincoln.” The most recent book, “Killing England,” was published last month and quickly topped the nonfiction bestseller list of The New York Times, although sales have been lower than with his previous works. “Killing England” was the first O’Reilly book to come out since he was forced out of Fox in April amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment.More recently, The New York Times reported that O’Reilly paid $32 million to a Fox legal analyst to settle a harassment claim. The conservative commentator has denied any wrongdoing, telling the AP in May that he was the victim of false and ideologically driven attacks.
MONTREAL – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. shares got a lift Monday after it announced a deal to unload its US$1 billion female sexual dysfunction drug to the company’s former owners for next to nothing.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Valeant’s shares closed up 4.75 per cent to C$15.43 in Monday trading.Under the deal, Valeant will receive a six per cent royalty on sales of Addyi starting 18 months from the signing of the sale agreement. The company declined to estimate how much it expects to realize.The agreement also ends a legal dispute between Valeant and the former owners of Sprout Pharmaceuticals.“Returning Sprout to its former owners will enable us to further streamline our portfolio and reduce complexity in our business,” Valeant chairman and CEO Joseph Papa stated in a news release issued a day before releases its third-quarter results.He said the company’s turnaround efforts are focused on its core businesses, including eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology.Valeant (TSX:VRX, NYSE:VRX) bought Sprout in 2015 for US$1 billion in cash, plus a share of future profits.Addyi is used by premenopausal women to enhance their libidos and improve their sex lives. It comes with a hefty sales price of US$800 per month.In connection with the sale, Valeant will provide a US$25-million loan to fund initial operating expenses. The sale is expected to close before the end of the year.Douglas Miehm of RBC Capital Markets said the transaction isn’t overly surprising given the disappointing sales of Addyi since its launch in October 2015.He estimates sales this year would be less than US$10 million, far less than Valeant’s earlier forecast of up to US$150 million that last year it said it couldn’t achieve.“However, the company will need to write off a large part of the US$836MM in intangible asset value plus contingent consideration associated with the drug, making the optics particularly poor,” he wrote in a report.Valeant shares have plunged since questions about its business model first emerged two years ago, when they traded for more than $300 per share.The company has since faced a string of lawsuits, including one from its former chief executive, as well as swelling debt levels, losses of more than US$2.4 billion and scrutiny over its drug pricing practices.With its recently announced US$125 million debt repayment, Valeant has reached its goal of repaying US$5 billion of debt about four months ahead of its February 2018 target, wrote Neil Maruoka of Canaccord Genuity.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford is getting the celebrity treatment on a surprise trip to Los Angeles, but it’s still not clear if he is attending tonight’s Academy Awards.Ford touched down in L.A. yesterday where he was greeted by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel wore a chauffeur’s cap and held a sign reading “ford.”Ford’s brother, Doug, is also in Hollywood, and says the two will likely attend Kimmel’s Oscars party tonight.The embattled mayor will appear on Kimmel’s show tomorrow night. The show has repeatedly poked fun at the mayor for his admitted drug use.
Three people are facing charges following a drug trafficking investigation in Welland. The Niagara Regional Police Service launched an investigation earlier this month into the alleged sale of fentanyl from a home on Ontario Rd.The investigation was focused on a man who was recently released on bail for several drug and property charges.On Friday, Adam Fougere, 33, Timothy Viletel, 30, and Elisabeth Fougere, 29, were arrested and charged with drug-trafficking offences. Police also seized roughly $1,000 worth of suspected fentanyl.
UK engine manufacturing rises 7.6% in August following summer shutdown shift.Demand from home and international markets grows 10.9% and 5.8% respectively, but YTD volumes remain down.Almost two-thirds of output shipped overseas this year, highlighting importance of frictionless trade. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,This month’s figures are welcome news, however the impact of keeping some production lines rolling throughout August when they would traditionally be shut down cannot be discounted. Securing a Brexit deal that maintains frictionless trade with our key export markets, therefore, remains vital to ensure the future competitiveness and success of this vital sector.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
THE ENTIRE CONTENTS of a south Dublin hotel where film legends such as Maureen O’Hara, Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton stayed is to be auctioned off this weekend.Over 3,500 lots will be sold in a one day auction at The Montrose Hotel on the Stillorgan dual carriageway Donnybrook this Saturday with public viewings at the 158-bedroom hotel starting today.The Montrose was built in 1964 by PV Doyle, a renowned hotelier and later chairman of Bord Fáilte, and was used by stars such as Maureen O’Hara, Liza Minelli, Jack Doyle, Peter Ustinov, Richard Burton, and Peter O’Toole when they appeared on RTÉ’s Late Late Show.Gaelic football teams, Ireland’s international soccer and rugby sides also frequented there and will have used some of the items that will be auctioned off this Saturday.These include thee large Waterford Crystal chandeliers, two large Empire style chandeliers, over a hundred table lamps, a dozen leather settees, over a hundred double beds and hundreds of more items.
An earthquake has shaken central Greece early on Tuesday and was felt as far away as its capital city but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Greek police and firebrigade officials said.The quake of 5.2 magnitude occurred at 1:05am local time, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said on its website. It struck near the city of Chalkida on the island of Evia, and its epicentre was at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles).Greece is often rattled by earthquakes, most causing no serious damage. Greeks still have fresh memories of a 5.9 magnitude quake in 1999, which killed 143 people.Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The German footballer is working hard to be considered for the first-team tomorrow against Russia, but he knows he’s contending with othersGermany national team international Serge Gnabry hopes he can make it into the starting eleven tomorrow against Russia.“I wouldn’t have any problems with that. I would be excited to play for Germany again. We played well against France and are doing everything we can to be dangerous and to play attacking football,” he told the nations’ official website.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The atmosphere in the team is very upbeat. I feel very happy and am having fun here. There are a few us who played together for the U21s and this makes it easier to settle into the senior team.”“I have my anatomy to thank for why I can run so fast. However, as a footballer, you constantly have to work hard on your strengths,” he explained.“Timo Werner is also a fast player and pace is a strength for anyone. I always try to give my best on the pitch. I hope my performances contribute to me playing an important role for club and country.”
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are made available. The department made a Facebook post about the death around 8 p.m., on Saturday. A sign has been posted at the head of the trail stating that it is closed until further notice. The name of the deceased has not been released while next of kin is being notified. Original Post: The Girdwood Fire Department posted on social media on Saturday announcing that one person has died after falling from the hand tram at Winner Creek Trail Saturday afternoon. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated: A man has died after falling from a platform on an Alaska hiking trail, officials said.On Sunday, 57-year-old Jeffrey Hummel of Anchorage was killed in the accident Saturday at a hand tram in Girdwood.The Girdwood Fire Department and Whittier Police Department responded to the Winner Creek Trail at 3:40 p.m.“Due to the severity of the fall, Jeffery Hummel was pronounced dead at the scene,” police said in a report.Hummel was assisting hikers crossing in the hand tram, a basket cage enabling people to cross a deep gorge in the town 39 miles (63 kilometers) southeast of Anchorage, Whittier police said.Hummel missed the safety netting and fell 50 feet (15 meters) after apparently losing his footing on the platform, authorities said.Volunteers helped emergency personnel lift Hummel to the top of the trail.The Girdwood Fire Department posted a message on social media Saturday night acknowledging those who assisted with the rescue effort, including Alyesksa Resort Mountain Patrol, LifeMed Alaska, the Anchorage Fire Department, Whittier police, and off-duty medical professionals and other bystanders.The hand tram was closed Sunday.
A barge carrying hundreds of tons of marine debris collected on shorelines in Alaska and British Columbia has arrived in Seattle for sorting and recycling.Volunteers are being organized to help sort, a process that could take weeks. Whatever can’t be recycled will be taken by train for disposal in Oregon.Despite the mass of debris collected, the president of the cleanup organization coordinating the project says it represents a small percentage of the cleanup work that remains.Some of the debris collected likely was swept to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.But marine debris in general, including rubbish like plastics and fishing nets, is an ongoing environmental problem.
Attendees of the YKHC dedication sign a drywall panel which will be incorporated into the construction of the Paul John Memorial expansion. The dedication took place on April 5, 2017.(Katie Basile, KYUK – Bethel)The late Paul John of Toksook Bay is remembered as one of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s most respected leaders. Last week, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation honored his legacy and his decades of service as a board member by dedicating its new hospital expansion to the late elder. More than 100 people wrote on a piece of drywall.Listen now“Best wishes,” Jennifer Uruvak Stevens of St. Mary’s wrote on the panel.“God bless,” Michael Jimmy of Chuloonawick scribbled.“I’m saying ‘good job’ to those people who made the YKHC hospital,” Bernadette Lewis of Chefornak said as she uncapped a Sharpie.Over 100 people attended the YKHC dedication to celebrate the hospital expansion which will greatly increase health care access for people of the region. (Photo: Katie Basile / KYUK)The drywall panel will be placed somewhere in the new hospital building, and most likely painted over. But the messages, written in black marker by the dedication crowd, will live within it.YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman, with the help of his team, raised $300 million for the hospital project from various federal, state, and private funders. More than half of the funds came from the largest Community Facility Loan ever given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The project includes building a new primary care facility, renovating the existing hospital, and adding 54 units of staff housing.It’s the largest construction project in the region, and when it’s done, patients won’t have to cross the highway to get dental or optometry care. The added space and funding means more staff to tend to more patients at the hospital and to travel to villages to provide care.YKHC Board Chair, Esai Twitchell, addresses the crowd at the YKHC expansion dedication on April 5, 2017. YKHC CEO and President Dan Winkelman (left) and his team raised $300 million to fund the project. (Katie Basile / KYUK)The entire hospital project is dedicated to Paul John, the respected Toksook Bay elder, who died in 2015 after serving on YKHC’s board since the hospital’s incorporation in 1969. Gloria Simeon is a current board member who served with Paul John for years.“He would stress that we needed to go back to our teachings and apply them to today, because those teachings are the backbone of who we are as Native people,” Simeon said. “It’s the backbone of our culture and those teachings should always, always be kept in the forefront of our brains.”The hospital project is expected to be completed in 2021.
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M Dana Kishore on Tuesday held meeting with professors of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (JNTU-H) on actions being taken to clear some 160 water logging places in the city.The commissioner held meeting with professors of Centre of Excellency Disaster Management Department and Centre for Water Resource Department separately. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us He also held meeting with prof Lakshman Rao and prof Giridhar. Speaking in the meeting, Dana Kishore said that they have identified around 160 water logging places in the city, where the traffic becomes a huge problem in the rainy season. “We have requested the JNTU professors to give a solution to get rid of the water logging problem in the city, he said. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us The commissioner said two professors from the department would examine the water logging spots in the city on Wednesday and Thursday and give a solution to get rid of the water logging in those places. Around 30 water logging spots have been identified as most critical spots and the professors will chalk out a solution to repair these critical water logging spots in the city, Commissioner said.
Kadapa: Deputy Chief Minister Amzadh Basha SB has released water from Adinimmayapalle Anecut to Kurnool-Cuddapah canal(KC) for agriculture operations in the current Kharif season. This water release would be continued in various stages up to till the conclusion of Kharif season in the district. Farmers are growing crops around 2.25 lakh acres under KC canal in Kharif apart from paddy is in 1.25 lakh acres being grown in the manuals like Duvvuru, Chapadu, Khajipet, Mydukuru, Kamalapuram in Mydukuru, Kamalapuram constituencies. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us This time farmers who proposed to grown paddy in a big way disappointed a lot following poor rainfall recorded in June, and July months. But wide rains which are occurring in Telangana, North Andhra, East, West Godavari districts for the last couple of weeks brought cheers on the faces of farmers as there was sufficient Krishna water is being available in Srisailam Dam helps farmers irrigating crops under KC canal. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us According to the sources presently government is proposed to release 10,000 cusecs of water from Srisailam Reservoir to KC canal every day. If the same flood situation continued for some more there will be a possibility of releasing water to Subsidy Reservoir-1, Subsidy Reservoir-2, of Brahmam Sagar, through Velugodu reservation reservoir, and also Right and Left canals of Gandikota Lift Irrigation Scheme. Advertise With Us “We disappointed a lot as there was no sufficient rainfall recorded in the current Kharif. But unexpected rains occurring other places in the state turned boon for us as we are high hopes of securing good profits in cultivation”. said R. Rama Krishna Reddy of Duvvuru Mandal. Joint Director of Agriculture J. Murali Krishna said agriculture operations are being conducted in 2.25 lakh acres against total 3.5lakh Hector’s crop area during Kharif under KC canal in the district. Apart from paddy is largely being grown around 1.25 lakh acres in Mydukuru, Kamalapuram, Kadapa constituencies in the district. He said three was no problem in supplying water for agriculture operations.
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday described the lower court order in Pehlu Khan mob lynching case as “surprising” saying there should be no place for an inhuman act in our country and the Rajasthan government’s decision to bring a law on mob lynching is a welcome decision. “The lower court decision in the Pehlu Khan case is surprising. There is no place for inhuman act and killing of a man by the mob in our country,” she said in a series of tweets on Friday. Also Read – Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance Advertise With Us “Law being brought by the Rajasthan government against mob lynching is a welcome decision. Hope that Rajasthan government will provide justice to Pehlu Khan and give a good example,” she said in another tweet. Her remarks came two days after a lower court in Alwar acquitted all the six accused in Pehlu Khan death case. Pehlu Khan was beaten by a mob of cow vigilantes on April 1, 2017 on the suspicion of cattle smuggling.