The Congress could be staring at being a distant third partner in the Samajwadi Party- Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh and would get only eight seats as per the agreed formula between these two parties.Informal talks have been going on between the SP and the BSP for many months now. According to sources, the two main players of the alliance have agreed that 2014 Lok Sabha results should be used as the parameter for seat division.“According to the 2014 results, the Samajwadi Party won five seats and was on second place on 31. The BSP on the other hand was on second place in 34 seats and the Congress won two seats and was second in six seats. So deducing from this, the SP should get 36 seats, the BSP 34 and for the Congress we can spare only eight seats,” a senior SP leader told The Hindu. The SP will have its National Executive on July 28 where among other things this formula too will be discussed officially within the party forum.RLD shareThe Rashtriya Lok Dal will get up to two seats. As per the analysis, these include Mathura, where Hema Malini of the BJP won, the RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary was in second position there; and in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was second to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “In exchange of Varanasi, we are ready to give it a seat in western Uttar Pradesh. They already hold Kairana. So the SP can spare one seat out of its 36 taking the RLD’s total claim to three,” the leader added.There is no clash in vote share between the SP, the BSP, the RLD or the Congress if this formula is followed.Both the BSP and the SP are clear that they will not court the Congress themselves till the grand old party comes knocking seeking a place in the alliance. “We saw in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections last year how the Congress behaved. They negotiated their seat share far above their capacity which eventually hurt electoral fortunes of the alliance,” the senior leader said. Mayawati’s claimBSP supremo Mayawati, meanwhile, has been publicly staking claim on 40 seats and wants to be the senior partner in alliance. “If the Congress acts pricey, we will be more than happy not to give them a place in the alliance. We have polled sizeable number of votes on the six seats that the Congress was in second place in 2014 so we can easily claim them for us,” a senior BSP leader said.
With Singapore and India swapping financial data as per the revised double taxation avoidance agreement (DTA), people who have assets or bank accounts that is undeclared in Singapore are in for trouble.DTAA came into force last year. “The updated DTA preserves the existing tax exemption on capital gains for shares acquired before 1 Apr.2017, while providing a transitional arrangement for shares acquired on or after 1 April 2017,” said a statement from Singapore’s Ministry of Finance.It added that for shares acquired on or after April 1, 2017, there will be a two-year transition period, during which the capital gains from such shares will be taxed at 50 per cent of India’s domestic tax rate if the capital gains arise during April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019.If the holder of these assets or bank accounts has not declared them to authorities in India, he is liable to be prosecuted under the foreign black money law, passed in the year 2015. Those found guilty will be liable to pay taxes and penalties up to three times the tax computed and may face up to seven years imprisonment.The foreign black money law deals with the problem of the black money that is undisclosed foreign income and assets. “The procedure for dealing with such income and assets and to provide for imposition of tax on any undisclosed foreign income and asset held outside India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto,” said a statement from the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice.A Delhi-based person was handed a letter from the tax authorities in Singapore at the end of last year, the Economic Times reported. The authorities in Singapore are looking for account details and investigating the beneficial ownership of assets from banks and other agencies held between 2008 and 2017. Once the information is collated, it will be shared with Indian authorities.“Singapore and India have reached agreement to phase out the capital gains tax exemption gradually, and have also committed to find new ways to promote bilateral investments,” the statement added.Banks have also been asked to provide records related to all accounts that a person may own either directly or indirectly. In some cases, the person may also hold these accounts as a beneficial owner or may have the power of attorney over between 2008 and 2017, the ET report added. Related ItemsSingapore read more
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Hardik Pandya made an impactful debut against Sri Lanka scoring a 49-ball 50 in the first innings to help India reach a huge total of 600 at the Galle International Stadium.Talking to Cheteshwar Pujara after the 304-run victory, Pandya, who hit three sixes and five fours in his 49-ball knock said that he doesn’t think of hitting sixes but plays according to his team’s demands.”I don’t think about hitting six sixes. I just focus on what the team requires,” he said. VIDEO: @cheteshwar1 quizzes @hardikpandya7 on a wide range of topics – by @28anand https://t.co/OTV61Zhms8 #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/WHRXtXWVZN- BCCI (@BCCI) July 31, 2017During the Champions Trophy, he hit three consecutive sixes of the bowling of Imad Wasim but decided to not go for it on the fourth ball. Pujara, who’s a completely different batsman from him, said that he feels Pandya one day can emulate Yuvraj Singh’s feat of hitting six maximums in the same over. However, the all-rounder said that he plays according to the situation and not for sixes but didn’t rule out the possibility of doing so one day.”Even in my short career I’ve hit three sixes in three balls but never went for the fourth one because the situation didn’t demand. But someday when I’ll have the situation where I can go all six balls, I might do it,” said the 23-year-old.Pujara also asked Hardik about how he felt about pulling the ball and who hits it better him or Pujara? To which he promptly replied that it was definitely the Saurashtra batsman who does it better.advertisement”Definitely you. He (Pujara) pulls it so well that he can easily hit a ball 100 metres easily in any ground,” he said.”I was proud of myself because I know I don’t play the pull shot that well. I’ve not played it till now,” he added.The Baroda boy made an impressive Test debut. He hit an aggressive half-century in the first innings and also took a wicket off a beautiful inswinger to get read of Nuwan Pradeep. Talking about his debut game, he said that he feels pretty good and proud of his achievements.”It feels pretty good. As a youngster you always want to play Test cricket and eventually when you get the opportunity and you do well, it always feels good. So I’m really proud of myself,” Pandya said.Talking about how he prepares for a Test match which is completely different from the shorter formats, where Pandya has been very successful, he said that he just changes the way he thinks as the skills one has remains the same.”As an international cricketer you need to be smart with the preparation you do. You need to switch from the mind according to the format. You don’t change your skills much. You work on your bowling, batting and patience,” said Pandya. read more
Former Portugal boss Paulo Bento has been appointed as the new head coach of South Korea.Bento replaces Shin Tae-yong, who was not offered a new contract in July after South Korea’s group-stage exit at the World Cup in Russia.The Portuguese will be in charge of the South Korean team till the 2022 World Cup in QatarBento became available in July when he was fired by Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan.”After reviewing his plans, we believe Bento is a coach who can develop South Korean football if we can support him for four years,” Kim Pan-gon, the head of the Korea Football Association’s Technical Committee, told a news conference Friday. “His results at Euro 2012 were very good and he is professional, charismatic, passionate and confident.”Bento was chosen over candidates on a shortlist that was reported to include Vahid Halilhodzic, who took Algeria to the second round of the 2014 World Cup, and Quique Sanchez Flores, a Spanish coach who has had stints at La Liga clubs Atletico Madrid and Valencia as well as Watford in the English Premier League.Bento’s first game in charge will be a home exhibition against Costa Rica on Sept. 7.(With AP inputs) read more
MI vs RCB, IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live StreamingMI vs RCB, IPL 2019 live stream: Mumbai Indians will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 21 of Indian Premier League 2019 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 14:26 IST After a convincing win against Kings XI Punjab, RCB will now take on Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday (AP Photo)For the first time in this edition of the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore will go into a game as favourites. After a convincing win against Kings XI Punjab, RCB will now take on Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.While Mumbai Indians are seated third on the points table with four wins from seven games, they lost their last match against Rajasthan Royals at the same venue on Saturday. On the other hand, even though RCB is placed last on the table with just one win in seven outings, the fact that they beat KXIP at home on Saturday will surely motivate them further.Speaking after Saturday’s game, while Kohli had mentioned how his players still have the desire to go out and express themselves, Man of the Match AB de Villiers had rung the warning bell for the opposition saying he loves playing at the Wankhede. Not good signs for Rohit Sharma and his boys for sure.Also, the clinical way that RCB chased down KXIP’s total of 173 shows that the batting unit is definitely in form. With Dale Steyn joining the squad, the bowling too will wear a bolstered look. In fact, uncapped Navdeep Saini would like to take the opportunity of learning from the pro in the remaining games. Saini has by far been the most impressive bowler for RCB and Mumbai Indians too would look to play him cautiously.In the batting department, Mumbai have little worries as both Rohit and opening partner Quinton de Kock have been in fine form. With Kieron Pollard also showing that he still has match-winning abilities and Hardik Pandya finishing with a bang in almost all games, the batting part of things look sorted for the home team.advertisementWhere will the IPL 2019 match between MI and RCB be played?The IPL 2019 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between MI and RCB live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between MI and RCB?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between MI and RCB?Mumbai Indians: Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant YadavRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya, Dale SteynAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow MI vs RCBFollow Live broadcast read more
OTTAWA – The Canadian annual inflation rate came in at two per cent in July to hit the Bank of Canada’s ideal target for a second straight month.Statistics Canada says consumers paid less last month for gasoline, internet services and traveller accommodation compared with a year earlier.However, the latest consumer price index showed higher costs, year-over-year, for auto insurance, mortgage interest and fresh vegetables.The average of Canada’s three gauges for core inflation, which are considered better measures of underlying price pressures by excluding volatile items, was also close to the central bank’s target at 2.03 per cent, up from a revised two per cent in June.On their own, the readings don’t apply immediate pressure on the inflation-targeting Bank of Canada to adjust interest rates.But with weakening global economic conditions related to the U.S.-China trade war more economists now expect governor Stephen Poloz to cut interest rates this fall — perhaps as early as the September. read more
by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 6, 2016 2:34 am MDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2016 at 3:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pricey produce prompts some shoppers to snub certain fruit, veggies: survey TORONTO – Some Canadians are snubbing expensive fruits and vegetables, instead turning to frozen produce and juice as less-pricey alternatives, a new survey by researchers from two universities has found.Soaring produce prices have been a hot topic recently. Fresh vegetable costs rose 11.7 per cent and fresh fruit prices increased 11 per cent year-over-year in April, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent consumer price index report.Researchers from the University of Guelph’s food institute and Dalhousie University surveyed more than 1,000 adults in Canada between May 12 and 24 to determine if these rising prices have changed consumer grocery shopping behaviours.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.The results suggest low-income households, less-educated folks and young people are more vulnerable to produce’s ongoing price volatility, said Sylvain Charlebois, the dean of the faculty of management at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., and one of the report’s authors.About one-quarter of respondents said they ate less fruits and vegetables over the past 12 months. Respondents with low incomes and lower education levels were more likely to have taken this measure than their wealthier counterparts, Charlebois said.Slightly more than two-thirds of respondents said they passed on purchasing specific high-cost produce.About half of respondents opted not to purchase cauliflower at some point over the past year. Several months ago, cauliflower prices soared toward double digits a head thanks to a sliding loonie and drought in California. Some restaurateurs showcasing the cruciferous vegetable hiked prices or pulled the items from their menus.More than 15 per cent of respondents also admitted to avoiding broccoli, lettuce, oranges and apples. Apples, for example, jumped 23.4 per cent in price from April 2015 to last April, according to Statistics Canada.Tomatoes, cucumbers, bananas and carrots were snubbed in smaller numbers.Many respondents — about 45 per cent — also considered buying or purchased frozen produce as a way to reduce their total grocery bill. Fewer of them — about 17 per cent — did the same with juice.These cost-cutting measures may be something consumers will continue to do as produce prices don’t show any signs of easing.In the University of Guelph’s 2016 food price report, Charlebois predicts this year’s food inflation will outpace general inflation with vegetables increasing in price by two to four per cent and fruits by 2.5 to 4.5 per cent.It’s hard to say exactly how produce prices will play out in the future, he said, but produce price increases are unlikely to go away.“Because of climate change, we are expecting vegetable and fruit prices to become much more volatile than they have ever been in recent decades,” he said.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more
by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2017 9:32 am MDT Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A plethora of negative corporate and earnings news weighed on the Toronto stock index Thursday, with banks and energy companies making up the biggest portion of the retreat.The S&P/TSX composite index gave up 82.66 points to 15,550.55, as the majority of sectors finished the day in the red.Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Canada’s six big banks over concerns about ballooning consumer debt and inflated housing prices.The move resulted in a decline across Canadian banks, with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) losing 0.62 per cent to $92.75, CIBC (TSX:CM) falling 1.26 per cent to $94.48, and TD Bank (TSX:TD) dropping 0.74 per cent to $63.42 a share.“Moody’s looks at this on a periodic basis. The reality is that private sector debt is getting higher and higher in Canada and the consumer is more indebted,” said John Stephenson, president and CEO at Stephenson & Co. Capital Management.“There are worries that Canada could be in a situation similar to what happened in the U.S. I think there is scant chance of that. Nonetheless that’s on the mind of the ratings agencies.”Elsewhere, shares in Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) fell $5.60, or 62.71 per cent, to $3.33 after the country’s largest airline, Air Canada (TSX:AC), announced it was not renewing its contract with the loyalty points company and was instead starting its own in-house program.One bright spot was plane and train maker Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B), which saw its stock rally after Pierre Beaudoin, the scion of the family that controls the company, announced he was stepping down as executive chairman after he became a focal point of public protests and shareholder frustration. Its shares rose 7.8 per cent, or 16 cents, to $2.21.On Wall Street, indices were lower amid a round of dismal earnings from retailers Macy’s and Kohl’s.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 23.69 points to 20,919.42, the S&P 500 index shed 5.19 points to 2,394.44, and the Nasdaq composite index was down 13.18 points to 6,115.96.“It was looking like a pretty good earnings season south of the border,” said Stephenson, noting that the disappointing results raise the question about why consumers aren’t shopping in an economy that shows signs of strength.The Canadian dollar dipped 0.18 of a U.S. cent to an average value of 72.96 cents US.In commodities, the June crude contract was up 50 cents at US$47.83 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was up eight cents at US$3.38 per mmBTU.The June gold contract gained $5.30 at US$1,224.20 an ounce and the July copper contract was up a penny at US$2.51 a pound.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. Financials, energy drag down the Toronto stock index, Aimia loses 62 per cent read more
“With the momentum continuing to build for a solution to the long-standing division of the island, the Secretary-General salutes the commitment of the leaders to move forward without delay, in a constructive and dedicated manner,” the UN spokesperson declared in a statement issued early this morning.“The Secretary-General calls on the leaders to seize this opportunity to achieve tangible progress towards a comprehensive settlement that would clearly benefit both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.”The negotiations – scheduled to resume today – will be held under the facilitation of the UN Special Adviser, Espen Barth Eide, who recently said that he strongly felt 2015 would be a decisive year and that he hoped it would be a decisive one in the right direction.In the statement, the spokesperson added that Mr. Ban reiterated his commitment to supporting the leaders in their efforts to achieve “a mutually agreed comprehensive settlement” based on the Joint Declaration of 11 February 2014 and in line with the relevant Security Council resolutions. read more
“The struggle for gender equality is a tough struggle, and obviously it is tougher when we look at it from the perspective of Governments and institutions,” Mr. Guterres said during a town hall-style discussion at UN Headquarters in New York, an event held on the margins of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality.“So it is civil society that is indeed being in the forefront of this struggle… Without civil society leadership and pressure, I doubt we would be where we are today,” he added. The Commission is taking place from 12 to 23 March, with the theme, ‘Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls,’ bringing together global leaders, non-governmental organizations, private sector actors, UN partners and activists from around the world.The UN chief stressed that the Organization must reach gender parity, starting from the upper echelons, noting that his Executive Office now has a staff ratio of 56 per cent for women against 44 per cent for men. The female-male ratio was 40 per cent to 60 per cent when he started as the top executive. At the most-senior management level, gender parity was reached last month – for the first time in UN history – with 23 women against 21 men. “This is the clear symbol that when I talked about gender parity, it is not just an intention,” he said.In April, he expects to increase the proportion of female resident coordinators from 47 per cent now to 50 per cent.The next target for gender parity is the ranks of Special Representatives and Envoys, in which only one third of positions are held by women.He also said he has issued a roadmap to achieve full gender parity in 2028, having already asked all UN departments and agencies to present their plans. Mr. Guterres also said he is addressing the problem of UN staff sexually exploiting and abusing the people they serve as well as sexual harassments happening within the UN. UN Photo/Mark GartenUN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the Secretary-General’s Townhall.Calling the townhall-style meeting an opportunity to build the relationship between the Organization’s leadership and civil society, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said it is “part and parcel of our movement” to work with you in different parts of the world.”She highlighted that there were an increased number of woman participating from rural areas.“This is the tipping point,” she said, “this is the constituency we are discussing in this CSW that is critical for ensuring we leave no one behind.”In the question-and-answer portion of the event, one participant asked Mr. Guterres for specific actions on how all women, girls, gender non-conformists, those at risk and other marginalized groups, would “truly not be left behind.”Admitting that “we have a hard job in front of us,” the UN chief pointed out that the world has a long way to go before gender equality could be ensured. He noted that many countries have abhorrent penal mechanisms, saying that the UN denounces those situations, adding “our role is advocacy.”A representative from feminist group YWC World explained how some of her “sisters” were unable to attend. Ticking off members’ names from Nepal, Iran and South Sudan, she asked how the UN could justified having CSW in the US – with its travel bans and visa denials.Mr. Guterres agreed that it was a serious question, especially since the UN wants civil society represented. He said that unfortunately visa denials and travel bans still exist although the Organization “engages actively with governments to solve it,” and will do everything it can to avoid them.An indigenous Guatemalan woman asked what the UN chief would do to guarantee the Organization’s technical support and economic resources for women’s and indigenous women’s organizations globally to improve the conditions for women and girls.Acknowledging that not enough has been done in this area, Mr. Guterres said that in the context of human rights instruments and economic and social resources, there are “action plans that are geared to the rights of indigenous people and those that are most vulnerable, which includes women,” conceding that the programmes are smaller than they should be, given the real need. read more
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Feb 7th 2017, 8:00 AM The42 Rugby Show: how Ireland can get their campaign back on track after Murrayfield defeat Johne Murphy joins Murray Kinsella to dissect the opening weekend action. Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 8:00 AM Short URL http://the42.ie/3226505 17 Comments By Adrian Russell Source: The42.ie/YouTubeUpdated at 08.00SO WHERE DO Joe Schmidt and Ireland go from here?Murray Kinsella is joined by Johne Murphy to analyse the disappointing opening weekend defeat to Scotland on Saturday.We discuss how the hosts broke through the Irish defence, the performance of the lineout at Murrayfield and look ahead to Rome for a game with Conor O’Shea’s Italy.Let us know your thoughts in the comments.Parisse ready to shrug off neck concern ahead of Ireland clash 14,946 Views Share3 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
‘It’s about freedom of expression’: Inside the battle between planners and Irish street artists Many have expressed frustration at the use of planning laws to remove street murals in recent weeks. By Stephen McDermott 30 Comments Source: SUBSET/Twitter Short URL 13,866 Views https://jrnl.ie/4798722 Happy Birthday David! pic.twitter.com/RoSQs75iLt— SUBSET (@SubsetDublin) May 8, 2019 Share12 Tweet Email1 Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 12:05 AM Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Successful collaborationsThat said, other counties have shown how murals can revitalise urban centres in other counties when artists and local authorities collaborate successfully.In the south-east of the country, street art festival Waterford Walls has proven that street art can reap economic reward on top of social benefits.The festival, founded in 2014 to help reinvigorate a city hit hard by the economic downturn, has attracted its fair share of visitors from across the world who might not have otherwise had reason to go there.Its co-founder Edel Tobin explains that much of its success derives from the positive relationship between the co-founders and the council.“We brought around €8.5m worth of public relations to the city last year, which we’re expecting to go above €10m this year,” she tells TheJournal.ie.The festival has become a platform for international and Irish artists to paint within the city. But it’s also about trying to inspire people and make them connect with their city again.“Everyone from the elderly to the youngest people in the city know about the artworks. It’s all really close to their hearts. It knits the fabric of Waterford society and acts as an inspiration.”It’s a similar situation across the country in Sligo, another town where murals appear virtually everywhere you look.Declan McPartland of Sligo Tidy Towns Committee, who has helped commission murals for the town since 2011, explains that similar good links exist between the council and those who seek to put art on public walls:We’ve a great relationship. We work very closely with the council, and people are really on board with it because we’re giving back to Sligo.For McPartland, it’s important that the work he commissions has a local connection, something evident in the art seen around the town, which includes depictions of WB Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Westlife, and local character Joe Carroll.“Sometimes with other murals you see, you might wonder what the connection is at all,” he says.“I saw the David Attenborough one. He’s a great guy and has done fantastic things, but you’re left wondering what the actual link to Dublin is.”New climate projectBut not all work created by SUBSET has as tenuous a connection to Dublin. The group has recently partnered with Inner City Helping Homeless to highlight the ongoing housing and homeless crises.And despite the setbacks, the group says its artworks will continue to appear across the city.“We like to move fast: we’re not big-headed, we’re not ignorant or arrogant,” the group’s spokesman says.“Despite the fact that we just do what we want, we’re not doing that because we feel we can do whatever we want. We’re doing that because we feel that this is the best course of action.”At council level, the new Arts committee hopes to set up a working group and consider the report from last year’s street art forum. But Rebecca Moynihan admits that it could be November before this happens.In the meantime, SUBSET will continue painting walls: a project on climate change is currently in its final planning stages, and a new piece by the group expected to appear in Dublin city centre in coming weeks.It’s not known how long this will remain in place. Blink and you just might miss it. “IT’S ABOUT FREEDOM of expression. People express themselves through this medium. Some people do it on football pitches; others do it in the office. Whatever it is, you choose your own poison.”It’s Monday morning, and a spokesman for SUBSET is explaining to TheJournal.ie over coffee why the group is continually driven to produce enormous works of art on the sides of buildings in Dublin.During the conversation, the spokesman – who preferred not to be named – shared the frustrations the group has with the local authority, particularly when it has received permission from private property owners to paint on the side of buildings.It follows recent outcry over an order by Dublin City Council to remove ‘Horseboy’, an effervescent piece depicting a youth sitting bareback on a white horse, from the side of a two-storey house on Church Street on the northside of the city.At the time of writing, almost 5,500 people had signed a petition to prevent the removal of the mural, with many signatories suggesting that the council should be grateful to have such an artwork in the area and calling for the local authority to reverse its decision.SUBSET, of course, has been here before: in 2017, the group was told to remove a large mural of the grime artist Stormzy from nearby Smithfield. It responded by launching a visual protest in what was a clear jab at the council’s decision. “We always say, we’re actually very grateful towards Dublin City Council in many respects,” the group’s spokesman says. “We’re grateful for the obstacles and hurdles they chose, because without them, there probably wouldn’t be a SUBSET.”But a series of controversies over the removal of murals, including another enforcement order for the removal of a depiction of documentary-maker David Attenborough, has left some of the city’s residents feeling less appreciative.Many are now wondering whether the council has an appetite for street art at all, and whether planning laws are being used to stifle independent attempts to introduce some colour to parts of the capital.Frustrating planning lawsMuch of the frustration for SUBSET over the removal of murals derives from what the group feels is the council’s use of the Planning and Development Act 2000.Under current regulations, anybody who wants to paint a mural on a property has to apply for planning permission, as they would if they were to build an extension.Another individual explained that, in order to do this, artists or those who commission murals must create a proposal, obtain permission from a property owner, and then show their idea to the council, who will accept or decline it on a number of conditions.But SUBSET believes that the planning application process for murals is too far removed from the end product. Pointing to the example of ‘Horseboy’, the group’s spokesman also argues that the council could grant permission for a piece, only to revoke it later.Instead, the group believes that a licensing agreement – similar to that which exists in other countries – should be introduced to the process instead. “Painting a building is an entirely different matter from constructing one. So to apply the same set of rules and regulations is nonsensical,” the group’s spokesman said.“But under a licence agreement, a space would be agreed upon as suitable for an artwork, which can be produced once it’s accepted to fall within a certain set of standards, by which I mean social and political, as opposed to it having a subjective level of quality.“As long as it passed a checklist, like making sure it’s not derogatory or defamatory, and permission was granted by a proprietor to use their property, it should be fine. The process should take no longer than five days.”Specific exemptionsSUBSET have already expressed their frustrations with the current process to the council.Last year, the group appeared at the council’s ‘street art forum’, which resulted in the creation of a working group to advise the local authority on street art and to address the ongoing challenges in relation to creating murals and other works.During the forum, the group said it had received legal advice that planning permission was not required for street art and questioned the council’s motivation to deal with the issue.Labour councillor Rebecca Moynihan, who sits on the council’s Arts committee, agreed that more needed to be done to facilitate those who wanted to create street art.“We definitely need to make it easier for artists to be able to do it,” she said. “We have to be clear in how the rules are applied.”Moynihan also pointed to exemptions within the Planning and Development Act which say that street art can be facilitated if it addresses anti-social behaviour, like preventing graffiti, or if artists work with the council to develop it.Indeed, some of those who decried the council’s order to remove SUBSET’s David Attenborough mural in Portobello noted that the piece was situated in an area notorious for graffiti and tagging. Sep 8th 2019, 12:06 AM The #Horseboy’ mural located on the wall of a house just off Church Street in Dublin Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie The #Horseboy’ mural located on the wall of a house just off Church Street in Dublin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
UPDATE: @MiamiBeachNews public works on scene repairing the break. Roadway will be shut down for several hours. Seek alternate route. https://t.co/M7fwaikXp8— Miami Beach Alerts (@BeachNewsAlerts) February 8, 2017The road block is expected to continue into the evening.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A water main has burst on Miami Beach.7’s Skyforce HD flew over the scene of the break, located along Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Wednesday afternoon.According to Miami Beach Alerts Twitter account, crews responded to repair the break. They also said all traffic has been blocked on Meridian Avenue from 18th Street to Dade Boulevard.
00:00 /01:04 – / 3Conservative activists held a “Stop Socialism” rally at Sugar Land Town Square on Monday. A Who’s Who list of Fort Bend County Republicans spoke to a modest crowd, as they embraced a fairly broad definition of socialist ideology.The rally kicked off with opening remarks by Republican Congressman Pete Olson, who said there’s little difference between self-declared socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders and mainstream Democrats.“Still the fact is, they are so far left that right now a socialist is in charge of their national party,” Olson said, referring to current Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez, who served as labor secretary under President Obama.Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay closed the rally, lashing into historical leaders of both parties.“Socialism started back with Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, when they started shredding the Constitution,” DeLay said. “And the Republicans/conservatives just let them inch their way – Woodrow Wilson, FDR, almost every president that we’ve had except for Reagan and George W. Bush.”In between, speakers linked socialism to everything from illegal immigration to the Federal Reserve to abortion. Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen read more
Mariah Carey is working on a holiday movie with Brett Ratner. According to Deadline, the diva is expected to play a key role in the Christmas film and Ratner will serve as a producer. It will also feature her songs along with other tracks by different artists.Carey was last seen on the big screen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler in 2013, while Brett Ratner directed Hercules and Horrible Bosses 2 last year.The two friends recently sparked romance rumours after they were caught getting cozy in St Barts, France during their weekend birthdays.
The NBA regular season doesn’t start until next week, but Russell Westbrook is already playing with playoff intensity.Last night, in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Nuggets, Westbrook decided to send a message to 7-footer Nikola Jokic by knocking him flat on his ass for no apparent reason.This may be the first time an NBA player has sent a message in a preseason game. It’s not clear why the message was sent, but watch out for Russ, even if the games don’t count.
Firefox WebRender Rollout begins with the release of Firefox 67 by Martin Brinkmann on May 20, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: May 21, 2019 – 22 commentsMozilla plans to release Firefox 67 to the Stable channel tomorrow on May 21, 2019. The release was pushed back a week, likely to take into account the time it took to address the add-on signing issue earlier this month.Rollout of a component, called WebRender, begins tomorrow when Firefox 67 is released to the public. WebRender, which was known as Quantum Render previously, is a component that Mozilla has been working on for a while as part of the Quantum project.Mozilla ran a WebRender study back in July 2018 in Firefox Nightly, and started to enable the new technology on compatible systems in Firefox Nightly in September 2018.Basically, what Mozilla plans to do is replace the existing Compositor component of Firefox with WebRender promising that this will improve performance and stability of the browser significantly.Mozilla’s ultimate goal is to run apps and services in Firefox at least in “silky smooth 60 frames per second” with the help of the component; this is achieved by letting the graphics processing unit do the heavy lifting when it comes to the rendering of web content instead of the processor.The rollout is limited in two ways when Firefox 67 gets released:Only 5% of compatible Firefox systems will have WebRender switched on, the remaining 95% stay on the existing compositor for now.The feature only supports Windows 10 and Nvidia graphics adapters at the time.Mozilla plans to change these limitations in 2019. The organization plans to support WebRender, at least in development builds, on Windows 7 and 8.1, Mac OS X, laptops (Linux already supported), and devices with AMD and Intel hardware.Checking the WebRender statusYou can check the active status of WebRender in Firefox by loading about:support in the browser’s address bar.Scroll down to the graphics section or use F3 to search for Webrender to find out about that. Firefox should highlight whether WebRender is enabled or not, and whether it is blocked.Enable or Disable WebRenderFirefox users can enable or disable WebRender in the advanced configuration of the browser currently.Load about:config in the browser’s address bar.Search for gfx.webrender.all.Set the value to True to enable WebRender or to False to disable it.It is recommended that you enable WebRender only on compatible systems at the time of writing. Firefox will still start if you enable the component on a non-Windows 10/Nvidia system.Closing WordsThe enabling of WebRender in Firefox Stable marks an important step in the development process even though it is fairly limited at this point in time. Mozilla plans to add support for AMD and Intel to cover most of the desktop and laptops, as well as Mac in 2019.SummaryArticle NameFirefox WebRender Rollout begins with the release of Firefox 67DescriptionThe rollout of the Quantum component WebRender begins with the release of Firefox 67 on May 21, 2019.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement read more
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