Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Suzuki had early control of the match and eventually slapped a rear-naked choke on Pacio as the Filipino tapped out 3:17 into the first round.Pacio was supposed to vie for the title once more, after losing his first championship match against Yoshitaka Naito, in the event of a win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hayato Suzuki vs Joshua Pacio. in their ONE Championship bout in Macau. PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMACAU—Hayato Suzuki derailed Joshua Pacio’s title aspirations after scoring a quick victory in their strawweight clash in ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors Saturday at Cotai Arena here.The Japanese is still undefeated and improved to 17-0-2 while Pacio slipped to 9-2 and his second loss in three fights.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Boku spoils Kelly’s ONE Championship return DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Kolkata: The Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) arrested another activist of the Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen (Bangladesh) from Pakuria in Jharkhand on Wednesday.The arrested JMB activist, Dilwar Hasan (26) alias Ali Hasan alias Umar, was involved in the case of explosion of IEDs at Bodh Gaya in January.Acting on a tip-off, a team comprising officers of the city police’s STF raided some hideouts at Pakuria and arrested Dilwar.The police has initiated a case against him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), on charges of criminal conspiracy (120B), waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging of war against the Government of India (121), concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war (123) and 4 and 5 Explosive Substances Act. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources said that Dilwar was a close associate of Kausar, the mastermind of the Khagragarh blast case, who was arrested on Tuesday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).The NIA has also arrested another JMB activist, Adil alias Assadullah, from Bengaluru. It may be recalled that Kausar was arrested from Bengaluru as well, on Tuesday. The police came to know about him after questioning Kausar.The 29-year-old Adil is a resident of Elisabad village in Murshidabad. After receiving information, NIA officers conducted a raid and found him at an auto stand near Cantonment Railway Station in Bengaluru. He will be taken to Patna in transit remand and will be produced before the NIA Special Court at Patna. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that Kausar isone of the prime accused in the Khagra-garh blast case that took place in October 2014. He had taken shelter in the southern part of the country and got arrested on Tuesday, after almost four years of the incident.The investigating officers have searched the house where he used to stay at Ramnagar in Bengaluru and recovered electronic devices and traces of explosives.Kausar was also involved in the Bodh Gaya incident as well and serial blast cases in Bangladesh. He had entered India through the porous border in 2014 and carried out the terror activities. He was an expert in making IEDs and circuit designs for preparing explosives.
Art Karat, one of India’s oldest and most renowned designer jewellery houses, celebrated its 30th anniversary on February 6, 2018, at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. To commemorate this glorious day, the jewellery house presented ‘Art Karat Awards For Excellence 2018’. It was followed by a tribute to the nightingale of India, Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi, with a vocal recital by her great-granddaughters S Aishwarya and S Saundarya.Art Karat also honoured those who have contributed to the society in the field of art and culture. The selected awardees were Vineet Jain, Chairman Times of India Group, Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017, Ashok Pratap Singh, Chairman Modern School, Vivek Burman, Chairman Dabur India, Paresh Maity, Painter, Jaya Prada, film actor, Sunil Sethi, President FDCI, Muzaffar Ali, filmmaker and Krishen Khanna, painter. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn this special occasion, Art Karat launched their spectacular new jewellery collection ‘Padmaavat’, which has been created by Asha Kamal Modi, the designer behind Art Karat. She has tirelessly researched and created rare masterpieces to capture the grandeur of the period. This collection is extremely special as for the first time a designer has recreated the amazing jewels in silver instead of gold, thereby making it more affordable for a lot of women who wanted to own a part of this timeless heritage. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBiggest names from the fashion fraternity, art circuit, and prominent socialites graced the evening with their presence. Guests like politician Amar Singh, Anju Modi, Fashion Designer, Meera Muzaffar Ali, Fashion Designer, Sushma Seth, actor, Yuvi Suri, actor, Uma Sharma, Kathak dancer, Sonal Mansingh, dishi dancer, Ranjana Gauhar, Padmashree and Pavleen Gujral, actor are some of the names that made the glitterati event a rather memorable one.
Adieu, French Riviera! Provence & Cote d’Azur rebrand Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Travelweek Group TORONTO — France is red hot these days, with Emmanuel Macron’s historic win earlier this week to become the country’s new president, and the upcoming Cannes Film Festival kicking off in just a few days. With so much ‘joie de vivre’ on full display, there was no better time for Atout France – the country’s official Tourism Development Agency – to embark on a North American roadshow, which included a stop in Toronto on May 8.The agency brought along a delegation of over 40 tourism partners from the Provence and Côte d’Azur tourist boards to showcase the region’s top tourism offerings this year and beyond. Provence, which includes the Côte d’Azur, is experiencing a resurgence in recent months, thanks in large part to a government grant awarded last year to the Côte d’Azur region to promote tourism on an international scale.As a result, Provence and Côte d’Azur rank as the second destination in France among international tourists, and the first for golf, yachting, cruises, festivals and UNESCO heritage. According to Loïc Chovelon, CEO of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Tourism, there’s been a 50% increase in stays in the spring and fall months, with shoulder season gaining in popularity.And even more heartening is the fact that 50% of bookings to the region come from travel agencies, with the other 50% booking direct.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionInterest has never been greater, particularly among Canadians, who comprise the region’s second international market outside of Europe (behind the United States). Canadians contributed 1.2 million overnights in 2016, an increase of 17% over the last five years, with numbers expected to grow in light of increased airlift.On June 9, Air Canada will launch direct service from Montreal to Marseille, while Air Transat will also increase frequency to the French city. In total, Canadians will have access to 14 weekly flights from Montreal to Marseille Provence and Nice Côte d’Azur airports with the two airlines.Both Provence and Côte d’Azur are also benefitting from recent rebrands: Provence launched its new brand – Brand Provence – in April 2017 with a focus on lifestyle, gastronomy and living culture, while Côte d’Azur, which will no longer be known as the ‘French Riviera’, unveiled its new campaign in late 2016. It has now been linked to the main Atout France brand, the first French destination to do so.Despite dropping its ‘French Riviera’ moniker, which Eric Doré, Managing Director of the Côte d’Azur France Tourism Board told Travelweek will take a few years to stick, the destination will continue to be known for its glitz, glamour and holiday splendour. But in an effort to expand its appeal to a wider audience, the tourist board is promoting alternative offerings, like gastronomy (cooking classes are available with famous chefs), nature (Côte d’Azur is home to 80 gardens and launched its first garden festival last month), and MICE (it offers 18 convention centres and 60 hotels that can accommodate events).More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThe region is also heavily pushing sports tourism; Côte d’Azur is home to Europe’s biggest tennis facility – Mouratoglou Tennis Academy – as well as the new Vesubia Mountain Park, Europe’s biggest indoor canyoning centre. And let’s not forget about Provence’s biggest sporting attraction – the Grand Prix. After a 10-year hiatus, the Grand Prix de France Formula 1 will return to Le Castellet for five sessions between 2018-2022.The forecast for France is definitely bright, especially in light of Macron’s presidential win. According Doré, the mood in France has never been more hopeful.“Macron is very good for tourism,” he said. “We were faced with the choice between an open country versus a closed one, and luckily open won. With Macron as president, hopefully France will remain open.” << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Atout France