November 13, 2019

Here’s Your Updated March Madness Bracket Heading Into Friday

first_imgUpdated NCAA Tournament bracket.Day one of the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament did not disappoint, as four teams notched huge upsets to advance to the third round this upcoming Saturday. Two No. 3 seeds – Baylor and Iowa State – fell to No. 14 seeds in thrillers. That being said, the two No. 1 seeds in action – Kentucky and Villanova – looked solid in convincing victories.Here’s the updated bracket, via CBS Sports, with scores, game times, locations and all of the other pertinent information.updated bracketFriday will see another 16 contests, and hopefully even more madness. How’s your bracket look?last_img read more

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Slowdown shadow on air traffic to and from India

first_imgNew Delhi: Air travel to and from India during January-March quarter of this calendar year grew at slowest pace of 3.8 per cent in the last four years pointing to slowdown in the economy. The latest data compiled by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shows that both foreign and Indian carriers together flew 16.4 million passengers in this period compared to 15.8 million in the corresponding quarter last year. Compared to this, the airlines had clocked 11.3 per cent growth in 2018 over the previous year when they had flown 14.2 million passengers. In 2016 and 2017, the traffic growth was 9.32 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAviation industry experts said the slower growth this year is a result of multiple factors ranging from Jet Airways pulling out their operations, slowdown and lean season. “There are multiple reasons for this. Jet Airways has, of course, dented because it reduced capacity on international routes in those months. But even other airlines are not going 100 per cent full. Economic slowdown, I think, is one of the important factors,” said Rajan Mehra, CEO of Club One Air and former India head of Qatar Airways. “It’s not just travel. People are not buying cars, they are not buying consumer goods. So, I think slowdown in the economy is probably a much more important factor than Jet pulling out. People are travelling less. There is overall a sense of the economy softening up,” he added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostFollowing suspension of Jet Airways operations, both local as well as foreign airlines have mounted capacity to fill the gaps. Among the local carriers, SpiceJet and IndiGo have aggressively expanded their capacity on foreign routes. Some of the foreign destinations that have been the focus of airlines are Dubai, Singapore, London and Bangkok.Kapil Kaul, CEO (South Asia) of Sydney-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said Jet Airways operations had declined a lot in the fourth quarter (January-March of 2019). Besides, launch of international flights by some LCCs (low-cost carriers) also got delayed. “There was no reflection of a slowdown during January-March. The Q4 is basically a weaker period. So, it is a combination of many factors,” Kaul said. The DGCA data, however, show that the share of Indian carriers has been gradually on the rise in last few years. The share of Indian and foreign carriers in the total international passenger traffic during the first quarter (January-March) of the year 2019 stands at 40.7 per cent and 59.3 per cent respectively. “In the same quarter (Q1) of the year 2019, the share of Indian and foreign carriers was 39.5 and 60.5 per cent respectively,” the DGCA said in its latest analytical report on international traffic.last_img read more

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City Councillors set to recruit Surgeons

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John ‘Move up Here’ Campaign; CLICK HERE By going in person to the job fair ensures that Fort St. John will be represented as a desirable location. Sending a Council member shows the attendees of the job fair a member of the community who is passionate about the City and who can answer any questions they may have.Recently Councillor Bolin attended a nurses conference and the results of going directly in person were impactful as Bolin shares ‘Fort St. John was the only Municipality represented at the event’, “It was great we had nurses sending their friends and co-workers down to our booth, it was non-stop nurses at our booth for two days, pretty fantastic”In efforts to attract and retain more professionals to the area, the City created ‘Move up Here’ to be attractive recruitment of new people to the community.In terms of the ‘Move Up Here’, “The Campaign is a celebration and showcase of the community,” said Ryan Harvey Communications Coordinator of the City of FSJ. Collaborating businesses included in the recruitment campaign are the Chamber of Commerce, School District, Northern Health, the Northern Lights College as well as others.‘Move Up Here” has been submitted to larger online and hard copy publications to try to help attract a large range of people from different demographics as well as being used in different capacities for social sharing.To read more about Nurse recruitment; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a recent City Council meeting, Council passed a motion for Mayor Lori Ackerman or one of the Council Members to attend an upcoming Job Fair for recruiting Surgeons.The City has been actively involved in the recruitment of professionals to FSJ to help ensure residents have access to quality and timely health care services as well as other professionals that will raise the bar with the ‘Move Up Here’ campaign.The upcoming Job Fair for Recruiting Surgeons, in Penticton, on May 11, 2019, is an event that is a valuable opportunity to connect our community with surgical students and surgeons who are looking for positions in a rural community shared the City staff.last_img read more

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Miami Open: Agut eliminates Djokovic

first_imgMiami: Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, ranked 25th in the world, became the surprise of the ninth day at the Miami Open Masters 1000, overcoming the world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-5 and 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. Djokovic, 31, who was looking to get his seventh title in the Masters 1000’s most important tournament of the season in the US, saw Bautista Agut, who this year had already beaten him in Doha, overcome a setback in the first set on Tuesday night, in just 35 minutes, to then lead the greatest comeback so far in the tournament. Bautista Agut, took two hours and 30 minutes on the new court at the Hard Rock Stadium, with a break of 40 minutes due to rain, to achieve his third victory, second in a row, in the 10 duels he has played with Djokovic (7-3), reports Efe news. The Spaniard, 30, will play in the quarter-final against US’ John Isner, seventh seed, and current defending champion of the tournament, who won 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (3) against the nineteenth seeded England’s Kyle Edmun. In the first set against Djokovic, Bautista Agut began with very poor tennis, full of unforced errors and without a consistent serve, so that the Serb could overwhelm him in just 35 minutes. Djokovic showed his best performance with a powerful and safe serve, as well as placing the right shots for which the Spanish tennis player had no answers. But the story changed in the second set. Bautista Agut rediscovered his best level of play and responded firmly in the exchange to reach a 5-4 when the rain came, and with it the temporary suspension. The stoppage favored the Spanish tennis player, who focused his game even more and even though Djokovic had a breakpoint at 5-5 after the rain, the world number one failed to react in time and lost the set to the Spaniard, who tied the duel at 1 set each.last_img read more

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Modi-Shah duo responsible for promoting ‘mobocracy’, damaging cultural identity of states: Cong

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Wednesday condemned the violence during Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata while accusing the Narendra Modi-Shah duo of promoting “mobocracy” in the country and damaging the cultural identity of the states. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi also condemned the desecration of the statue of national icon and social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar during the violence, terming it a “shameful act”. “A new politics where ‘mobocracy’ is being actively encouraged and abetted by the ruling party — the BJP — in the country has gained ground in the past five years. Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah-led BJP are squarely responsible for systematically damaging the cultural identity of each state in India. The Modi-Shah duo are responsible for promoting mobocracy in the country,” he told reporters. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Singhvi alleged that the federal structure, respect for regional aspirations, culture, language, food habits and the identity of indigenous people are under attack by the BJP in every state of the country. “This negative politics of ‘destruction, demolition and discretion’ are methodically vitiating the political atmosphere of the country. The BJP wants to exert its monolithic supremacy and bigoted agenda on each state, thus weakening the federal polity,” he alleged. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Singhvi said “federal fascism is embedded in the BJP’s DNA and the power hungry Modi-Shah duo are hell-bent on bulldozing the cultural identity of states.” He said the Congress strongly condemns the violent discretion of the statue of national icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, a great educationist who changed the Bengali alphabet, sanskrit scholar and reformer who brought in the widow remarriage act and fought for women’s education. “We are deeply pained that such a shameful incident took place,” he said. Singhvi said Congress president Rahul Gandhi has taken upon himself to protect the culture, identity and language of the various states that make India. “This is one of the strongest reasons why Rahul Gandhi is fighting elections from both north India (Amethi) and south India (Wayanad) so that all parts of India feel united under the common umbrella of the Congress party,” he added. The Congress leader alleged that disrespect for national icons and hegemony of its own ideology was reflective of the BJP’s mindset and recalled how BJP H Raja had pledged to destroy the statue of social reformer Periyar in Chennai. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav “actively justified pulling down statues, but no action was taken against him”, he claimed. Singhvi alleged that a bust of national icon B R Ambedkar was found splashed with red paint in north Chennai and in February this year, members of a fringe right wing group associated with the Sangh Parivar “shamelessly” re-enacted the scene of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination by shooting his effigy with an air pistol after garlanding a picture of his assassin Nathuram Godse in Uttar Pradesh. He said the current situation was the result of “condemnable policies” of the Modi government for various states, including not granting special status to Andhra Pradesh, and “systematic mauling” of the federal structure as had happened during government formations in Goa, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur. “The Modi government’s politics of division was in full form, after it brought in the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which was opposed tooth and nail in many states of the northeast. This was a direct assault on the indigenous people of the region,” Singhvi said. In Jammu and Kashmir too, he said this government promised Rs 80,000 crore, but gave only 31 per cent of the package and so was the case in Bihar, where a total of Rs 1.25 lakh crore was promised but nothing reached the state. “PM Modi, who paraded co-operative federalism as an ‘article of faith’, hasn’t even released the funds to states, with reports stating that the Centre has achieved only a third of devolution, thereby starving states of funds needed for vital welfare schemes like education and health,” he alleged.last_img read more

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Former Ohio State offensive lineman Jack Mewhort picked up by Indianapolis Colts

Redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort (74) prepares to block a defender during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFormer Ohio State offensive lineman Jack Mewhort was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 59th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.Mewhort was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes and a 2013 ESPN first-team All-American, as well as an Associated Press third-team All-American.Named as a team captain during his senior season, Mewhort led an offensive rushing attack that ranked fifth in the country with 308.6 yards per game. The Buckeye offense broke school records for points scored in a season with 637 and touchdowns with 87 behind Mewhort and the rest of the line.As a junior, Mewhort started all 12 games in an undefeated season for the Buckeyes. He missed just 10 offensive snaps from scrimmage in 2012, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors.Mewhort started all 13 games during his sophomore season and played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2010.He graduated from OSU with a degree in consumer and family resource financial services May 4.Mewhort was the first selection of the Colts in the 2014 draft and the fourth OSU player taken behind linebacker Ryan Shazier (Steelers), cornerback Bradley Roby (Broncos), and running back Carlos Hyde (49ers).The Colts are scheduled to begin their season against Roby and the Denver Broncos Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. read more

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Zoff Pressure is good for us

first_imgFormer Napoli goalkeeper Dino Zoff has wished Alex Meret good luck in his endeavours as well as hopes that he will have the same experience as he did at San Paolo.Even though the young Udinese goalkeeper is ready to move the club to replace Pepe Reina, there is a growing concern surrounding his age and the step up from Spal.“Pressure is good for us,” Zoff insisted, speaking to Corriere del Mezzogiorno via Football Italia.“Napoli or Spal makes no difference, the goalkeeper remains a man alone. On my debut, I conceded five goals, but I overcame the difficulties.ROME, ITALY - DECEMBER 18: Dino Zoff, former of SS Lazio attends the former SS Lazio player Felice Pulici funeral at Sacro Cuore of Cristo Re on December 18, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)Dino Zoff says this was a good Juventus season Manuel R. Medina – May 25, 2019 The former Bianconeri and Italy goalkeeper believes the team didn’t win the Champions League because of “unfortunate physical condition for that moment.”“I hope Alex can have the same experience as me at San Paolo.”In 2017,  having had impressive performances for SPAL in Serie B, Meret was called up to the Italy squad for the World Cup qualification by then-coach Antonio Conte for a match against Albania and a friendly against the Netherlands.However, in 2018, he made his debut with the Italy U21 team, playing as starter in a friendly match against Norway.last_img read more

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Tuchel explains Neymars best position

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel will continue to use Neymar as a number 10 and explained why ahead of tonight’s Ligue 1 clash with Stade ReimsThe 26-year-old was moved from the wing to the middle in last Sunday’s 3-1 win at Rennes.It marked a big change for Neymar, who has primarily operated on the left wing since arriving from Barcelona last year.But Tuchel has done this a few times now and explained he intends to continue doing so as it allows Neymar to be more involved in attacking plays.“Of course he likes to be there and we like to have him in the number 10 position because he is involved in every attack, not only from the left,” said Tuchel in a press conference.“He has the chance to be a bit more free and be in the centre of the game and we have the chance to involve him in every attack we make.“If you involve Neymar in your attacks, there’s a high possibility that you create chances.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“This is how I think about players, so what can we get from them and what do we want from them and this is why it’s a good option to play with Ney in the centre.”Neymar has managed four goals and two assists in five Ligue 1 games this season.PSG currently lead the league standings by five points from Lille after winning all six of their opening games.Total focus from @neymarjr 👊🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/bfSCkMWpgA— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 25, 2018last_img read more

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DOD Should Pursue More Holistic Energy Strategy House Panel Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR While the Defense Department’s first priority in fulfilling its installation energy needs is ensuring it can carry out its mission, DOD has not fully integrated its aims to expand supply, trim demand, and adapt future forces and technology, the House Armed Services Committee says in its report accompanying the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.“The committee is concerned that the initiatives being pursued by the department have not fully integrated these three pillars into a unified line of effort,” the report states.“The committee encourages the department to interpret and integrate its existing authorities to support a holistic approach, focusing on projects and initiatives that integrate efficiencies, generation, storage, and infrastructure modernization at military installations,” it states.The report notes that the department has a variety of available authorities to improve energy efficiency and acquire new plants, including third-party financing and securing appropriated dollars.The committee approved the annual defense policy bill April 28. H. Rpt. 114-537 will be available on Congress.gov shortly.last_img read more

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Will Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 Airlift Mastizaade do a Bajirao Mastani

first_imgAfter the box office success of Eros International Media-distributed film “Bajirao Mastani”, the spotlight will now be on Balaji Telefilms’ “Kya Kool Hain Hum 3” and Pritish Nandy Communications’ adult comedy “Mastizaade”, along with Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift”.Balaji Telefilms (BTL) and Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) — both listed entities — would like to see a decent success at the box office, after “Bajirao Mastani” grossed over Rs 359 crore till its fifth weekend worldwide.The film, starring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, released on 18 December, the day Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dilwale” also released.In a regulatory filing with the BSE last month, PNC said the Sunny Leone-Tusshar Kapoor-Vir Das-starrer “Mastizaade” will release on 29 January, 2016, with an estimated 2,000 prints by Kumar Mangat’s Panorama Studios, which acquired the movie’s theatrical rights.Eros International Media, global distributor for “Bajirao Mastani”, grossed much more than the Rs 200-300 crore predicted by brokerage Maybank, as reported by NDTV.”Dilwale”, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, did better than “Bajirao Mastani”, grossing Rs 375 crore worldwide at the box office. The film was distributed by Shah Rukh’s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment.”Kya Kool Hain Hum 3″, produced by Ekta Kapoor’s BTL, has Tusshar Kapoor, “Bigg Boss 9″ contestant Mandana Karimi, Gizele Thakral and Aftab Shivdasani in the lead, and will release on 22 January, 2016.BTL, which has interests in movies apart from Hindi and regional soaps, had earlier said in its post-second-quarter earnings presentation that movies would be part of its three-pronged strategy to become a media powerhouse in India, the other two being television content and digital business.”Kya Kool Hain Hum 3” is scheduled to release the same day Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift”.Shares of Balaji Telefilms closed at Rs 119.40 on the BSE on Tuesday, up 5.11% from the previous close. In the past six months, the stock has appreciated almost 35%.PNC shares edged lower on Tuesday to close with a loss of 4.6% at Rs 20.70. The stock has gone up 55% in the past six months.,After the box office success of Eros International Media-distributed film “Bajirao Mastani”, the spotlight will now be on Balaji Telefilms’ “Kya Kool Hain Hum 3” and Pritish Nandy Communications’ adult comedy “Mastizaade”, along with Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift”.Balaji Telefilms (BTL) and Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) — both listed entities — would like to see a decent success at the box office, after “Bajirao Mastani” grossed over Rs 359 crore till its fifth weekend worldwide.The film, starring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, released on 18 December, the day Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dilwale” also released.In a regulatory filing with the BSE last month, PNC said the Sunny Leone-Tusshar Kapoor-Vir Das-starrer “Mastizaade” will release on 29 January, 2016, with an estimated 2,000 prints by Kumar Mangat’s Panorama Studios, which acquired the movie’s theatrical rights.Eros International Media, global distributor for “Bajirao Mastani”, grossed much more than the Rs 200-300 crore predicted by brokerage Maybank, as reported by NDTV.”Dilwale”, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, did better than “Bajirao Mastani”, grossing Rs 375 crore worldwide at the box office. The film was distributed by Shah Rukh’s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment.”Kya Kool Hain Hum 3″, produced by Ekta Kapoor’s BTL, has Tusshar Kapoor, “Bigg Boss 9″ contestant Mandana Karimi, Gizele Thakral and Aftab Shivdasani in the lead, and will release on 22 January, 2016.BTL, which has interests in movies apart from Hindi and regional soaps, had earlier said in its post-second-quarter earnings presentation that movies would be part of its three-pronged strategy to become a media powerhouse in India, the other two being television content and digital business.”Kya Kool Hain Hum 3” is scheduled to release the same day Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift”.Shares of Balaji Telefilms closed at Rs 119.40 on the BSE on Tuesday, up 5.11% from the previous close. In the past six months, the stock has appreciated almost 35%.PNC shares edged lower on Tuesday to close with a loss of 4.6% at Rs 20.70. The stock has gone up 55% in the past six months.,After the box office success of Eros International Media-distributed film “Bajirao Mastani”, the spotlight will now be on Balaji Telefilms’ “Kya Kool Hain Hum 3” and Pritish Nandy Communications’ adult comedy “Mastizaade”, along with Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift”.Balaji Telefilms (BTL) and Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) — both listed entities — would like to see a decent success at the box office, after “Bajirao Mastani” grossed over Rs 359 crore till its fifth weekend worldwide.The film, starring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, released on 18 December, the day Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dilwale” also released.In a regulatory filing with the BSE last month, PNC said the Sunny Leone-Tusshar Kapoor-Vir Das-starrer “Mastizaade” will release on 29 January, 2016, with an estimated 2,000 prints by Kumar Mangat’s Panorama Studios, which acquired the movie’s theatrical rights.Eros International Media, global distributor for “Bajirao Mastani”, grossed much more than the Rs 200-300 crore predicted by brokerage Maybank, as reported by NDTV.”Dilwale”, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, did better than “Bajirao Mastani”, grossing Rs 375 crore worldwide at the box office. The film was distributed by Shah Rukh’s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment.”Kya Kool Hain Hum 3″, produced by Ekta Kapoor’s BTL, has Tusshar Kapoor, “Bigg Boss 9″ contestant Mandana Karimi, Gizele Thakral and Aftab Shivdasani in the lead, and will release on 22 January, 2016.BTL, which has interests in movies apart from Hindi and regional soaps, had earlier said in its post-second-quarter earnings presentation that movies would be part of its three-pronged strategy to become a media powerhouse in India, the other two being television content and digital business.”Kya Kool Hain Hum 3” is scheduled to release the same day Akshay Kumar’s “Airlift”.Shares of Balaji Telefilms closed at Rs 119.40 on the BSE on Tuesday, up 5.11% from the previous close. In the past six months, the stock has appreciated almost 35%.PNC shares edged lower on Tuesday to close with a loss of 4.6% at Rs 20.70. The stock has gone up 55% in the past six months.last_img read more

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Justice lost in loopholes of the law

first_imgJustice lost in loopholes of the lawIn the end, all we know is that the five-months-pregnant Honufa Begum was caught in a fire at her husband’s Uttara residence on a certain night, and she died at her father’s home in Narsingdi 60 hours later.That Honufa’s husband Monir Hossain tied her up, poured kerosene on the body before setting her on fire, as her father said in the complaint lodged with the Uttara police station, could not be proven in the court.The victim’s father also said that 12 days prior to that fateful night Monir had threatened to kill her if dowry of Tk 10,000 was not paid.The case ran for more than 10 years at the court, and then the fugitive husband was acquitted. Apart from the verdict, no other documents of the case could be seen, which leads to a number of questions.Before we go look for the answers, let us have a look at another such incident. Sometime in 2007, a sixteen-year-old girl, working at a Dakkhinkhan household, died. The owner of the house informed her uncle of the matter over the phone and the uncle then filed a case. The investigation found that the girl had in fact been raped and then strangled to death with a scarf. However, the accused was acquitted last year.Prothom Alo has analysed data available on 421 murder cases filed with five Dhaka tribunals under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act over a period of 15 years. These cases include murder or attempt to murder for dowry, and death by rape or killing after rape. There were six murder cases filed under the penal code, four of which were actually rape and murder cases.As many as 84 per cent of these cases were murders over dowry while 15 per cent dealt with murders caused by rape or killing after rape.Prothom Alo scrutinised information of 16 murder cases of three categories.In Honufa’s case, it was required to prove that she died after Monir set her on fire when he failed to get the dowry he had demanded. When one is killed in a fire, not much evidence is found in autopsy and investigation. Even if the murder is proved, it has to be established that dowry was behind this killing. Or else, the accused gets acquitted.In the Dakkhinkhan girl case, it had to be proved that the accused raped and then killed her so that she could not tell anyone. The autopsy did say that she was raped and then murdered. However, the state could not produce witnesses or evidence to prove that the accused was the rapist.One thing is common in both the cases — the verdicts were delayed. About 22 per cent of cases that dealt with murder for dowry and 21 per cent of rape related murder cases ran in the court for 10 to 14 years. However, the manners in which the cases were disposed of were different.In only four per cent of the dowry cases the accused were punished. The number of rape related murder cases was comparatively low (61). But the ratio of the culprits getting punished is higher in such cases (25 per cent). However, the number of the accused getting acquitted is also very high.Murder for dowry?According to the law, if anyone related to the bridegroom demands cash or kind, it would be considered dowry. In the same way, if the bride’s family agrees to meet such demands, it would be considered dowry, too. It is often hard to prove that such gifts were connected to the marriage.If it cannot be proved that the man had demanded dowry, justice cannot be served.Honufa’s father in the case statement quoting three neighbours said that she had been murdered. But the witnesses told the Tribunal-2 that they heard anything about dowry.They said they had rescued Honufa breaking down the door while the kerosene stove was lying there. Monir was not there, but the fence of the house was broken.The public prosecutor declared them hostile before questioning. There were discrepancies in their statements and they did stick to their words.Monir was arrested when the charge was framed. He then secured bail and went into hiding. He was eventually acquitted.The verdict did not say anything about the autopsy report nor did it mention Monir’s whereabouts on the day.According to the charge sheet, the neighbours took Honufa to the hospital that night, but they informed her father a day later.The verdict said, the Dhaka Medical College Hospital authorities refused to admit Honufa as her condition was too serious, but it did not mention from where Honufa’s father took her to Narsingdi. The state did not present Honufa’s father at the court either.Supreme Court advocate Maksuda Akhter said, generally the murders over dowry take place at the in-laws’ place and the victim’s family is informed much later. In the meantime, they come up with a story to make it look like a suicide. There is hardly any direct witness and the autopsy or other reports are mostly questionable.Lengthy prosecutionJustice delayed is justice denied. Fazlul Haq hit his wife Minara Begum on the head with a stick. Their 15-year-old son informed his maternal uncle, Kamrul Hasan, who then took her to a hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries there.Minara and Fazlul were married for 30 years. Kamrul filed a case alleging that Fazlul along with his family members hit Minara demanding a dowry of Tk 1 million. The police found them guilty after investigation, but the Tribunal-4 has not yet framed any charges over the crime that was committed in 2014. Fazlul had passed away in the meantime.Kamrul Hasan in April said, Fazlul’s brother is a fugitive now. The proceedings are being delayed as notices in the newspapers to find the culprit are taking time, he said.”It is just harassment, waste of time and money,” he said. Kamrul alleged that the court officials were delaying the case, taking bribes from the accused.Rape and MurderInitially a person was paid to be defendant in the Dakkhinkhan maid rape and murder case. Later, after the police investigation, the head of household’s younger brother was accused. He gave a statement to the magistrate saying he lured the girl into having physical relations by promising her marriage. But the investigation officer did not mention any such thing in the charge sheet.The IO presented three of the brother and sisters of the accused as witnesses. The plaintiff, the girl’s uncle from the village, did not come to the court to give his statement. When called over phone by these correspondents, his younger brother received the call. He said the girl’s family is extremely poor. The defendants, in presence of local member and chairman, negotiated a deal and paid Tk 150,000 to the victim’s family. Following these ‘negotiations’, no one came forward as witness.Another 6-year-old child was raped and murdered in a Dakkhinkhan hotel in April 2011. The autopsy found the child had been hit heavily and strangled to death. Her brother filed a rape and murder case against their cousin in this connection.After arrest, the defendant in his statement to the magistrate said he committed the crime because of enmity with his aunt. He brought the child to Dhaka from Sylhet on pretext of a trip to the zoo.The case is under trial at tribunal-2. The plaintiff said, they had not been called for any statement yet. The defendant is home on bail.In many cases, the criminal cannot be identified. A 12-year-old girl’s dead body was found in a makeshift under the Mayor Hanif flyover of Dakkhin Jatrabari in November 2015. The police recovered the body in a decomposed state. She was a mentally challenged girl, living on the streets.The autopsy report said she was raped and then strangled to death. A case of rape and murder was filed. The police and the criminal investigation division (CID) conducted investigations twice, but could identify neither the girl nor the criminal.The second final report said the incident was true, but witnesses were unavailable. There was no police box CCTV footage either. Tribunal-2 has not yet accepted the report.The additional deputy inspector general of CID, Sheikh Rezaul Haider said, witnesses and evidence are hard to find in gang rape cases too. He said, even if the girl is alive after the crime being committed in the night, it’s hard to identify the criminals. “If accused are not found, then against whom the charge sheet will be filed?” he said.Advocate Abdul Gani said, the IOs are not skilled in such cases. “Crucial evidence is not collected at times.” The chemical tests are not done properly either.Rajshahi’s Wahida Sifat fell in love and married her classmate Md Asif. Their married life was not happy. One day in March of 2015, Sifat’s father-in-law called her brother over phone and said Sifat had committed suicide.There were injury marks on her dead body. Her face and nose were stained with blood. In four hours of first autopsy, physicians reported her death to be suicide. Sifat’s uncle filed a case on charges of murder for Tk 2 million as dowry.After 58 days, the body was exhumed and another autopsy was carried out. According to this report, a blood clot was found in her head and the death was said to be murder.The case was shifted from the Rajshahi Women and Children Tribunal to the Speedy Trial Tribunal in Dhaka.According to the verdict in last December, none of the charges for dowry or murder was proved beyond doubt. The accused party said Sifat committed suicide. Circumstantial evidence said Asif instigated her to commit suicide. Under the related section of the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPC), the judge sentenced him 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Tk 10,000.Mafruda Haque Sutpa died in her in-laws house in Mirpur. Her brother Aminul filed a murder case. He brought charges that after their marriage, her husband Imrul Sadat and in-laws family tortured her and threatened to kill her.According to the autopsy report, it was suicide. In the verdict of the case last year, the metropolitan magistrate said as per circumstantial evidence, torture by her husband instigated her to commit suicide. The magistrate sentenced her to three years’ imprisonment. Sutpa’s brother Aminul said he had to return along with witnesses from the court many times. He went to the court for justice. The verdict disappointed him.False cases and compromiseCriminal Investigation Department (CID) inspector Md Ibrahim said the complainants sued everybody of in-laws house. Another inspector Nurul Islam said it takes time to drop the additional accused person from the case. In December of 2016, at the national judicial conference, a judge in his keynote paper said cases filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, 80 per cent of them are related to dowry. The majority of these cases are filed on charges of beating and injury for dowry. But in most of the cases, the matter of dowry was not proved.Lawyer Fahmida Akhtar said according to her experience over a decade said, women tortured in their in-laws’ home filed charges of being beaten for dowry, as there are no legal options. “The torture may be true, but when it is not proved, it is referred to as a false case.”Due to the long-drawn-out legal procedures, and also in consideration of the future of the victims’ children, the most of the families eventually compromise. Former public prosecutor Faruk Ahmed said he saw such two compromises between the defendants and the accused during his tenure. In one case, the complainant was a government official. At one stage, the complainant declined to continue the case. The public prosecutor realised Tk 2 million from the accused.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.last_img read more

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2 siblings burnt dead

first_imgLogo of fire IllustrationTwo brothers were burned to death and their father was injured as a fire broke out at a tin-shed house at Matuail Council road in Dhaka early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Palash, 12 and Tushar, 7, sons of Iqbal Hossain.Mizanur Rahman, duty-officer of fire service and civil defence headquarters, said that the fire originated from a mosquito coil in their house around 2:44am.On information, two fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 3:45am.Later, they recovered the charred bodies of the two siblings from their room and rescued their injured father.The injured was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital Burn Unit.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition Wednesday Jan 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe continue the conversation about the need for reform in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, as we report on tomorrow’s planned, “March on Annapolis: Day of Action Against Police Violence.” Also, we follow up on the plight of Kelli Murray, the Baltimore County 911 operator allegedly harassed by members of the Baltimore County FOP because of her social media posts protesting police brutality. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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Cardinals Host NC State in a Top 25 Match Up

first_imgThe Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with four players averaging over eight points.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.  Christen Cunningham is second on the team in scoring with 10.4 points and leads the team with 72 assists on the year. Dwayne Sutton ranks third on the team in scoring with 9.9 points along with 6.8 rebounds per game. Steven Enoch averages 9.6 points per game along with 5.2 rebounds per game. Louisville Game Notes Louisville won its third straight and seventh in the last nine games as the Cardinals won 79-51 at Georgia Tech last Saturday. Jordan Nwora led the Cardinals with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Christen Cunningham handed out a season-best 11 assists without a turnover. UofL handed out a season-high 21 assists and held Georgia Tech to 38 percent shooting from the field. Where to Watch Coached by former UofL assistant Kevin Keatts, NC State (14-3, 2-2 ACC), ranked 17th by AP and 16th in the USA Today poll, has won nine of its last 11 games, including winning 77-73 at Notre Dame on Jan. 19 in its last game as CJ Price led the Wolfpack with 23 points (9-of-14 FG, 5-of-5 3FG). Story Links CARD FILES GAME 19Date: Jan. 24, 2019Time: 8:00 p.m.Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (141-22 in 9th year)Television: Raycom (WAVE-TV in Louisville; other stations: click link to the right) – Tom Werme, play-by-play; Mike Gminski, analyst.Radio: WKRD (790 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (Sirius 133, XM channel 193, Internet 955)Series History: Louisville leads 11-10 (6-2 in Louisville, 4-5 in Raleigh, 1-3 neutral)Last Meeting: NC State 76, UofL 69 (March 3, 2018 in Raleigh, N.C.)UL National Ranking: 23rd Associated Press, 24th USA TodayOfficials: Brian Dorsey, Mike Roberts, Chuck JonesNext UofL Game: Jan. 26 vs. Pittsburgh, KFC Yum! Center, 2:06 p.m. ET (Raycom/WHAS-TV)center_img NC State is sixth in the nation in scoring offense (86.7), 10th in turnovers forced per game (17.6), 10th in rebound margin (+8.2), 17th in field goal percentage (.494), 17th in assists per game (17.3) and 20th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.293). NC State is No. 24 in the Sagarin Ratings, No. 17 inESPN’s College Basketball Power Index (BPI), No. 26 in the NET rankings and No. 30 by Ken Pomeroy through Jan. 20. Live Stats NC State Game Notes Louisville has an 11-10 series edge over NC State, winning three of the last four matchups. UofL fell 76-69 in last season’s meeting in Raleigh, N.C. (3-3-18) as Deng Adel led the Cardinals with 20 points and seven rebounds. Louisville, ranked 23rd by AP and 24th in the USA Today poll, returns home to the KFC Yum! Center as the Cardinals face the NC State Wolfpack on Thursday. Jordan Nwora is just the third Louisville player over the last 17 years to score 25 or more points in back-to-back games. Nwora scored a career-high 32 points against Boston College before pouring in 25 at Georgia Tech in his last game. Nwora is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 18.5 scoring average up 12.8 ppg from his 5.7 average last year. He needs eight points for 500 in his career. Christen Cunningham became just the third UofL player in the last 47 years to hand out 11 assists without a turnover when he accomplished that feat at Georgia Tech. In his last seven games, he has shot 63.6 percent from the field – including 61.1 percent from the three-point line (11-of-18) – while averaging 14.1 points and 6.0 assists. With its debut at No. 23 in the AP rankings this week, Louisville is one of only five schools to be ranked in the AP Top 25 poll at least once during each of the past 17 seasons, excluding preseason polls (others: Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and North Carolina). UofL has scored 80 or more points in 11 of its 18 games (79.9 ppg) and the Cardinals are 13th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency by Ken Pomeroy. UofL leads the ACC in scoring offense for conference games (83.6 ppg). Louisville has a 44-12 record in its conference home games over the last six years (.786). UofL has the fourth-most conference home wins in its five years in the ACC with a 29-9 ACC home record. Dwayne Sutton has had double-doubles in three of the last four games. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked second in the nation by ESPN.com, fifth by Rivals.com and fifth by 247sports.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Cardinals Defeat Eastern Kentucky in Home Opener

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team started off the home portion of its schedule on a positive note, downing Eastern Kentucky 5-1 on Tuesday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Fitzgerald led the offensive attack on the day, picking up two of the Cardinals’ five hits on the afternoon. Live Stats Louisville (2-2) got off to a great start on Tuesday, as Smith tossed a scoreless inning and the offense took advantage of an EKU miscue. Lucas Dunn worked a walk to start the bottom of the first and Jake Snider’s fly ball into left-centerfield was dropped, giving the Cardinals two runners in scoring position with nobody out. ACC Network Extra Highlights Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Louisville will now get set to take on Brown for a weekend series beginning on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Version Next Game: Brown 2/22/2019 | 2:00 PMcenter_img Julian Jackson (0-2) took the loss for the Colonels after allowing three runs, one earned, in his two innings of work. Smith settled in on the mound for the Cardinals, tossing four scoreless innings before a throwing error allowed a run to score with two outs in the fifth. The junior bounced back though, finishing off the frame and one more in his winning effort. Dan McDonnell Postgame Louisville’s pitching staff took care of the rest retiring 12 of the final 13 Eastern Kentucky hitters to close out the victory. Luke Smith (1-0) went six innings in his first start in a Cardinal uniform, giving up just one unearned run on two hits while striking out six. Michael Kirian, Michael McAvene and Shay Smiddy combined for three scoreless innings to close out the victory. Preview UofL immediately cashed in on Tyler Fitzgerald’s double into the right-center gap to make it 2-0 Cardinals just three batters into the inning. A groundout advanced Fitzgerald to third base and the junior dove headfirst across the plate on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 after one. Leading 3-1, Louisville answered Eastern Kentucky’s run with two of its own in the bottom half of the fifth. Snider drew a one-out walk and Fitzgerald beat out a bunt single to put the Cardinals in business. A balk advanced them to second and third and Logan Wyatt stretched the margin back to three with a groundout that scored Snider. Fitzgerald then scored on a wild pitch for the second time in the game to set the final margin.last_img read more

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Cards Set for Louisville Spring Tournament

first_imgStory Links The University of Louisville field hockey team will host its spring tournament this weekend at Trager Stadium. Complete Louisville Spring Tournament Schedule Saturday, April 13, 20199:00 a.m. – Ohio State vs. Louisville10:15 a.m. – Michigan vs. Northwestern11:30 a.m. – Iowa vs. Louisville1:00 p.m. – Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)2:15 p.m. – Ohio State vs. Indiana3:30 p.m. – Iowa vs. Michigan5:00 pm. – Miami (Ohio) vs. IndianaSunday, April 14, 20198:00 a.m. – Iowa vs. Miami (Ohio)9:15 a.m. – Michigan vs. Michigan State10:30 a.m. – Iowa vs. Northwestern11:45 a.m. – Miami (Ohio) vs. Louisville1:10 p.m. – Michigan vs. Indiana2:25 p.m. – Michigan State vs. Northwestern3:40 p.m. – Louisville vs. Indiana Louisville will open tournament play Saturday at 9 a.m. against Ohio State and will take on Iowa at approximately 11:30 a.m. The Cards will continue action on Sunday when they face Miami (Ohio) at 11:45 a.m. and Indiana at 3:40 p.m.center_img The Cardinals will welcome Indiana, Iowa, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern to Trager Stadium to compete in the two-day event which will feature full-field play with four 12.5-minute quarters on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can follow Louisville Field Hockey on Twitter (@ULFieldHockey) at  https://twitter.com/ULFieldHockey and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ULFieldHockey Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Disneys Latest Research Project Can Turn Scripts Into Virtual Reality

first_imgDisney Research has been working on a way to turn natural language scripts into virtual reality (VR) pre-visualizations. While currently focusing on VR story creation, the tool could ultimately be used for traditional filmmaking as well, said Disney Research digital platforms group lead Sasha Schriber during a talk at the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) in San Francisco Monday.Pre-visualizations, rough draft animations that give directors an idea of how their characters behave in a space, and how changes to the script might affect the scene, are a key step in movie-making. But previs, as it’s also called in the industry, can take time. “This is a very lengthy process,” said Schriber about both previs and storyboarding. “Some animation films take sometimes up to two years to finalize the story.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Project Cardinal’s software can ingest scripts and turn them into simple animations, which can then be manually manipulated by filmmakers. Creatives can also integrate voice recordings on the spot, and then preview scenes directly in VR while wearing a headset, giving a vantage point that’s similar to being on scene with the actors of a movie.Characters can even be moved around from within a headset, and Disney’s researchers ultimately want to add the ability to do more advanced editing directly in VR as well.Cardinal is currently being tested with a handful of VR filmmakers, but Schriber readily admitted that there is still a lot of work to be done. For one thing, natural language processing has proven to be challenging. “Each script writer writes in his or her own way,” she said.That’s why Disney Research has developed a simplified markup language for scripts, and is currently advising writers to streamline their work to make it easier for computers to understand, for example by sticking to the present tense.However, Schriber said that ultimately, Disney Research was looking to turn Cardinal into a more potent tool, which also includes potentially making it available outside of the world of VR filmmakers. Her group had already shown Cardinal to traditional filmmakers, she said: “They asked us: what about us?” Disney Research’s Project Cardinal wants to speed up that process by automatically turning scripts into storyboards and then previs films. “It goes from script to storyboard to animation in real-time,” said Schriber.last_img read more

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Bike rams into police barricade cop sustains injuries

first_imgDuring the wee hours of Sunday, a Delhi Police Assistant Sub-Inspector received critical injuries after a speeding motorcycle rammed into a barricade in New Delhi area.The incident took place on Janpath Road-Rajendra Prasad crossing. Ramnivas, the ASI is posted at the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi. At the time of the incident, Ramnivas along with two other policemen were posted at the check post. All the three policemen noticed two young men riding on a motorcycle are heading towards them. The rider was driving the motor bike very rash and at a high speed. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThe victim policemen told police that they signalled them to stop but they were not showing any gesture that they would stop the bike. In a bid to stop them, two policemen blocked their path. The driver then steered the vehicle towards Ramnivas who was standing near the barricade.“Ramnivas tried to run for cover, but the motorcycle rammed into the barricades. The barricade hit him on his legs, causing him to fall down. The motorcyclists also fell down, but they immediately got up and managed to ride away before the other two policemen could apprehend them,” police said Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedOne of the two policemen then called the police control room (PCR) number for assistance and Ramnivas was rushed to the RML Hospital. The police are searching for the motorcylists. A case of rash driving and causing hurt has been registered at the Parliament Street police station based on the victim’s statement after he was treated at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in New Delhi. He sustained injuries to both his legs, but is reportedly out of danger.last_img read more

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QmlNet A new C library for crossplatform NET GUI development

first_imgQml.Net is a C# library for cross-platform GUI development with native dependency. It exposes the required object types to host a QML engine. In Qml.NET, Qml and JavaScript together form the UI layer. It can be thought of as the view in MVC. Qml.Net features The PInvoke code in this .NET library is hand-crafted by developer Paul Knopf to ensure appropriate memory management and pointer ownership semantics. He is pretty confident about the library and mentions in his blog “I’d bet you couldn’t generate a segfault, even if you wanted to.” In Qml.Net C# objects can be registered to be treated as QML components. You can then interoperate with them as you would with regular JavaScript objects. The registered C# objects serve as a portal through which the QML world can interact with your .NET objects. This has an added benefit of keeping your business/UI concerns separate cleanly. There will also be no chatty PInvoke calls for rendering. It is a great match. A pre-compiled portable installation of Qt and the native C wrapper is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux. Developers wouldn’t have to bother with C/ C++. All you need to know is QML, C#, and JavaScript; QML if fairly simple. QML can’t really be classified as a language, in the semantic sense. More appropriately it can be considered as a combination of JSON and JavaScript. Qml.Net support and working Qml.Net will work with any .NET language including popular C# and functional languages like F#. Your libraries will reference the pure .NET NuGet package, Qml.Net. The host process (Program.Main) references the native NuGet packages. This is dependent on the OS you are on: Qml.Net.WindowsBinariesQml.Net.OSXBinariesQml.Net.LinuxBinaries Paul currently only tests his own models that are C# objects registered with the QML engine. They are specific to each control/page. Since Microsoft’s announcement of .NET Core, there hasn’t been any clear idea on cross-platform GUI development. Although Microsoft plans to support WPF in .NET Core 3.0, it will be limited to Windows machines. With community involvement and support, Qml.net can be a potential game changer. You can head to the GitHub repository and also view some hosted examples to get a better idea. Read next Exciting New Features in C# 8.0.NET Core completes move to the new compiler – RyuJITMicrosoft Azure’s new governance DApp: An enterprise blockchain without mininglast_img read more

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Whats new for Taucks 2018 river cruise lineup

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Friday, April 21, 2017 Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Tags: Tauck WILTON, CT — Tauck has announced its European river cruising plans for 2018 and it looks like it’s going to be a busy year for the 92-year-old company.New for 2018 are itineraries on the Danube and Rhine; the 14-day ‘Royal Danube, Berlin & Krakow’ and the 11-day ‘Rhine Enchantment, Milan to Amsterdam’. Tauck has also merged two of its itineraries on the Rhone, ‘French Waterways’ and ‘A Taste of France’ to form the 10-day ‘Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence’, which includes two nights in Paris and a seven-night Rhone River cruise aboard the company’s ms Emerald riverboat.The ‘Royal Danube’ itinerary (from $5,990 per person plus airfare) begins with an included three-night hotel stay in Berlin at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, complete with two full days of guided Tauck sightseeing. Guests then travel by high-speed train to Nürnberg, where they’ll embark Tauck’s ms Savor riverboat to begin a seven-night cruise along the Danube that visits Bayreuth, Kelheim, Straubing, Linz, Krems and the Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughts‘Rhine Enchantment, Milan to Amsterdam’ (from $5,290 plus airfare) likewise begins with a three-night hotel stay, at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, where guided Tauck sightseeing in the city includes a viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Other highlights include a day-long excursion to Lake Como, a high-speed train to Basel, transiting the 35-mile-long Gotthard Base Tunnel (the longest railway tunnel in the world), and a seven-night Rhine River cruise that visits Breisach, Germersheim, Heidelberg, Rudesheim and Dusseldorf.For the coming year, Tauck is also ramping up its shore excursions, adding a second option in many locations to give its guests a choice of experiences to better match their interests. For example, guests on day five of the company’s ‘The Blue Danube’ itinerary will be able to choose from full-day excursions to two different countries; Salzburg, Austria or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. And on the new ‘Rhine Enchantment’ itinerary, guests have their choice of a visit and wine tasting in Riquewihr or a guided bicycle ride in the Black Forest.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksThe excursion in the Black Forest is one of several organized cycling opportunities that Tauck has added to various cruises, along with new hiking opportunities and onboard yoga-inspired stretching classes, for more active guests. Other enhancements to Tauck itineraries include exclusive pre-opening visits to Versailles and after-hours tours of the Louvre (both piloted on selected departures in 2017 and expanded for next year), a private Tauck dinner inside the German Parliament building, and an included lunch at Alain Ducasse’s newest restaurant, Ore. What’s new for Tauck’s 2018 river cruise lineuplast_img read more

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