Two militants killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam

first_imgSecurity forces killed two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a pre-dawn operation in Kulgam on Wednesday. The police said Irfan Manzoor Bhat from Poniwah in Kulgam and Zahid Ahmad Mantoo from Ferripora in Shopian were surrounded by a joint team of the Army, the police and the CRPF in the Gopalpora area of Kulgam. “The operation was launched on credible inputs. Both the militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site,” the police said.Mantoo, they said, was involved in planning and executing a series of attacks in the area. “He was involved in a case pertaining to the killing of three policemen at Batgund Shopian last year,” the police said.Bhat, who joined militancy recently, was “part of a militant group behind the killing of Abdul Majeed Dar from Shalipora in Kulgam”.In Poonch district in the Pir Panjal Valley, one solider was killed died and two others were injured in an “accidental” blast.An Army spokesman said the blast took place around 9.15 a.m. “during a training activity on a military post in the Mendhar sector”.“One soldier was critically injured in the incident and later succumbed to his injuries,” the Jammu-based Army spokesman said.last_img read more

Global Industry Alliance Welcomes Maersk

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Danish shipping group A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S has become the latest member to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) aiming to support low carbon shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said.Following the addition of Maersk and the Panama Canal this March, the GIA now comprises eighteen members.Maersk signed up to the GIA during the fifth meeting of the GIA Taskforce at IMO Headquarters in London on March 15, 2019.The GIA Taskforce meeting progressed work on several ongoing projects, including on the validation of performance of energy efficiency technologies, the assessment of barriers to the uptake of just-in-time operation of ships and resulting emission saving opportunities from its effective implementation, as well as work on the current status and application of alternative fuels in the maritime sector and barriers to their uptake.The Taskforce was also shown a preview of an open-access e-learning course on the energy efficient operation of ships, which is expected to be completed and launched later this year.Additionally, the Taskforce formalized the extension of the GIA until December 31, 2019, and agreed to develop a White Paper outlining a vision and potential priority areas for the GIA.Launched in June 2017, the GIA is an innovative public-private partnership initiative of the IMO, under the framework of the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project that aims to bring together maritime industry leaders to support an energy efficient and low carbon maritime transport system.Current members of the alliance are shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, oil companies and ports.last_img read more

NEW STUDY FINDS FEMALELED MOVIES MAKE MORE MONEY

first_imgAdvertisement If you clicked on that headline, chances are you have a few questions. When I saw this mythical “new study” trending on the Internet last week, I had more than just a few. So I wrote all my queries down, then I combed through the footnotes and took to my handy Google search bar to find the answers. When you sit down for a family meal during the holidays, feel free to toss around some of these facts — and then make sure to recommend a handful of your favourite female-led films from this past year.First off, where is this study coming from?The study comes from the talent agency Creative Artists Agency—who earlier this year, published a similar study that proved diverse casting leads to box office success—and the tech company Shift7. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Are we talking films from 2018, or every film ever made?Neither. The study looks at global box office revenue for films release between 2014 and 2017.How do you define a female-led film?The data used in this study—including film budgets and box office numbers—comes from Studio System by Gracenote, a service  recognized as the Hollywood’s most trusted source for entertainment data, research and industry contacts. Studio System defines a “female lead” as a woman who is listed first in official press materials.But what about ensemble casts? There isn’t always a lead character, right?This is true. Many films—especially those big budget superhero ones—feature co-leads or ensemble casts. Here’s how the study addresses the grey zone: “For consistency, and because this designation is generally reflected in the marketing of the film, this analysis uses the first actor listed by Studio System as the lead actor. Login/Register With:last_img read more

MONTGOMERY Ala AP – Democratic gubernatorial c

first_imgMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox has launched a series of videos about Republican Gov. Kay Ivey’s refusal to debate.The campaign posted the first video on social media Thursday. It shows an empty debate podium with “Kay Ivey” written on it. A caption lists the “debate topic” as abortion, guns and the U.S. Supreme Court.An announcer asks without getting a response: “Governor Ivey, governor?”Ivey’s campaign didn’t have any immediate response to an email message seeking comment on the spot.Ivey has refused to debate both her GOP primary challengers and Maddox. She says Maddox should debate himself because of his inconsistent positions on issues.Maddox answers that claim in the video, saying he’s been consistent with his stances.(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more