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Esta suerte de instalación está auspiciada por el Comité contra la Trata de Personas, una ONG de Naciones Unidas. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service] En los meses que anteceden al XLVIII [campeonato nacional de fútbol americano] Súper Tazón [Super Bowl], los episcopales de Nueva Jersey y otros estados vecinos han estado preparándose, no para el gran encuentro deportivo, sino por la fluencia de mujeres y niños que las autoridades advierten que ingresarán en la región como víctimas de explotación sexual.Las diócesis de Nueva Jersey y Newark han estado ofreciendo talleres y seminarios educativos en distintas iglesias a través del estado, dirigidos por episcopales como Louis Cavaliere, un capitán jubilado de la Armada de EE.UU. que se interesó en la trata de personas cuando tuvo conciencia de ella por el “lado de la demanda” [en términos de oferta y demanda] durante su tiempo en el servicio activo.“Yo enviaba hombres al extranjero, y participaban de esto”, dijo Cavaliere, miembro de la iglesia de La Gracia [Grace Church], en Merchantville, Nueva Jersey, en una entrevista telefónica.En 2000, Estados Unidos promulgó la Ley de Protección a las Víctimas de la Trata de Personas, que define la trata sexual como una “forma grave de tráfico”, en el cual “se induce por la fuerza, fraude o coerción, un acto sexual de carácter comercial”.En la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey, Cavaliere dio charlas en iglesias que se centraron en el problema de la trata de personas que tiene lugar al tiempo de gigantescos eventos deportivos tales como el Súper Tazón.“Un Súper Tazón tras otro ha demostrado ser uno de los mayores eventos del mundo donde la crueldad de la trata de personas dura varias semanas”, dijo Christopher H. Smith, representante por Nueva Jersey, en un artículo de la Associated Press sobre los esfuerzos del estado por reducir la trata de personas antes del Súper Tazón.Los Halcones Marinos [Seahawks] de Seattle y los Broncos de Denver jugarán el 2 de febrero en el Meadowlands, un estadio del norte de Nueva Jersey, en la Diócesis de Newark.“El Súper Tazón traerá acaso más pompa y glamur que ningún otro evento de que Nueva Jersey haya sido anfitrión. Y, tal como la historia del Súper Tazón ha demostrado, traerá más sufrimiento y oscuridad —en la forma de esclavitud humana— de lo que podamos llegar a medir”, dijo Mark Beckwith, obispo de Newark, en una columna de opinión publicada el 24 de enero en el Star-Ledger. “La mayoría de nosotros no veremos esta maldad. La mayoría de nosotros no sabremos si está ocurriendo en Newark o en Nutley, en Ho-Ho-Kus o en Hackensack, o en otros lugares intermedios. Cualquier testimonio que podamos dar, cualquier conciencia que podamos crear y cualquier luz que podamos arrojar tiene la posibilidad de frenar a algunos traficantes —y puede proporcionarles una oportunidad a algunos que se encuentran en la esclavitud de escapar a la libertad”.La trata de personas asume muchas formas: adoptados, refugiados y personas que buscan asilo y que terminan atrapadas, adolescentes que han huido de sus hogares y víctimas de secuestros. Se calcula que 27 millones de personas en todo el mundo son víctimas de esta trata, la mayoría de las cuales son utilizadas como esclavos laborales o sexuales, según el Informe sobre la trata de personas del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos en 2013. Sólo en 2012, se identificaron otras 46.000 víctimas, dice el informe más reciente.Durante la convención anual de la Diócesis de Newark, Laura Russell, abogada y miembro de la diócesis, ofreció el 25 de enero una presentación y un taller dedicado a la trata de personas.“Fue un taller muy bueno el de ayer, sobrado de información y conocimiento”, dijo Martha Gardner, que sirve en la Junta de Justicia de la diócesis, en una entrevista con ENS al día siguiente.Después del taller, clérigos y laicos querían saber que otra preparación podría haber y qué podían hacer localmente las congregaciones para identificar y ayudar a las víctimas, dijo Gardner, que también preside la Comisión de Mujeres de la diócesis.La Diócesis de Newark ofrece medios litúrgicos aquí.En otros empeños, los episcopales de las dos diócesis del estado se han asociado con la Coalición de Nueva Jersey Contra la Trata de Personas para crear conciencia [de este azote] en comunidades que se extienden desde el norte de Nueva Jersey hasta sitios del extremo sur [del estado] como Atlantic City; en adiestrar a gerentes de hoteles, que luego entrenarían a sus empleados a identificar señales de trata de personas; así como adiestrar a los camioneros a buscar señales de que alguien está siendo retenido contra su voluntad.“Los traficantes de sexo con frecuencia eligen a personas vulnerables con antecedentes de haber sido víctimas de abusos, y luego se valen de la violencia, amenazas, mentiras, falsas promesas, retención por deudas y otras formas de control y manipulación para mantener a sus víctimas inmersas en la industria del sexo”, según el Proyecto Polaris, una organización no gubernamental que se dedica a combatir la trata de personas y que dirige línea nacional de acceso directo útil para hacer una denuncia, tener acceso a recursos, solicitar entrenamiento o recibir referencias.La coalición de Nueva Jersey también se está asociada con la SOAP, [sigla en inglés de la organización] Salve a Nuestros Adolescentes de la Prostitución, para dejar en las habitaciones de los hoteles barras de jabón envueltas con una cinta roja que da el número de la Línea Nacional de Acceso Directo sobre la Trata de Personas.“El Súper Tazón era una oportunidad de resaltar el problema”, dijo Gardner. Durante los últimos seis meses, según explicó ella, la diócesis ha estado debatiendo sobre la trata de personas y ha reunido algunos recursos al respecto. “El lunes 3 de febrero estará teniendo lugar [el Súper Tazón] aquí”.Otras organizaciones también esperan que el Súper Tazón les ayude a crear una mayor conciencia [sobre el problema de la trata].Un grupo de trabajo de las Naciones Unidas, la ONG Comité para Combatir la Trata de Personas, incluye a unas 50 organizaciones sin fines de lucro y cuenta con una gran presencia interreligiosa, entre ellos a Cavaliere; a Lynnaia Main, la funcionaria encargada de relaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal, y a otros episcopales. [Esta organización] ha auspiciado la GIFT Box de la ONU en Nueva York.A partir del 23 de enero, los transeúntes que pasan por la esquina de Broadway y la Calle 17 en Union Square pueden ver una gigantesca caja de regalo azul con una cinta roja. La palabra GIFT [regalo] que se destaca afuera responde a la sigla en inglés de “Iniciativa Global para Combatir la Trata de Personas”.En su interior, la caja cuenta los relatos de algunas víctimas de la trata de personas, como es el caso de Holly Smith, una estadounidense de 35 años que, cuando tenía 14 años y ya había sido víctima de explotación sexual, cayó en las manos de un traficante. Y está el relato de Sofía, una mexicana de 20 años que fue secuestrada en su país, traída a Nueva York y obligada a ejercer la prostitución por una banda internacional de traficantes.Rita Fishman, que representa al Consejo Internacional de Mujeres Judías en el Comité para Combatir la Trata de Personas, explica el origen y propósito de la caja de regalo [GIFT] de la ONU. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.El concepto de la caja de regalo surgió primero en Londres antes de los Juegos Olímpicos de 2012 como iniciativa del fundador de Frenar la Trata, dijo Rita Fishman, que representa al Consejo Internacional de Mujeres Judías en el comité de la ONG.“Uno se queda tan intrigado por la envoltura y la cinta, todo el aspecto que tiene”, dijo ella durante una entrevista con ENS el 24 de enero. “Pero, tristemente, en las manos de alguien que quiere engañarte…”.“El problema consiste es que se trata de una población oculta, y no sabemos quiénes son”. Las reacciones de los que visitan la Caja, añadió ella, van desde [los que dicen] “he aprendido muchísimo” a [los que afirman] “no sabía que eso estaba pasando aquí”.“Y cuando uno les cuenta que eso está sucediendo en Nueva York, en California, en Connecticut, se muestran incrédulos… Es sorprendente saber que está ocurriendo en tu traspatio”.El Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. informa que, en toda la nación, de 100.000 a 300.000 niños, con edades promedio entre los 12 y los 14 años, están en peligro de [ser víctimas] de explotación sexual comercial, una forma de trata de personas, todos los años.Desde 2000, la Convención General ha aprobado varias resoluciones en que condena la trata de personas, ha apoyado a las víctimas de esta trata y ha pedido que se lleven campañas para educar al público al respecto en el ámbito denominacional. En 2012, la Convención aprobó una resolución que pedía un diálogo interprovincial [sobre el tema]. (Los Episcopales contra la trata de Personas han iniciado una página de Facebook).En marzo de 2013, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori fue la anfitriona de un diálogo denominacional centrado en la definición de la trata de personas y en mostrar cómo se vincula con la violencia contras las mujeres y las niñas. El evento se celebró en conjunción con la reunión anual de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer.“He visto una evolución desde el diálogo denominacional en marzo”, dijo Main, funcionario de enlace del Comité sobre la Condición de la Mujer del Consejo Ejecutivo. “Una de las cosas que descubrimos es que hay montones de episcopales realizando labores locales: [dirigiendo] albergues, creando una conciencia educacional, yendo a los centros y administrando la Comunión, [realizando] servicios sociales y todo lo demás”.El 17 de enero, Main ayudó a coordinar una llamada de 90 minutos que incluía a unas 35 personas desde la costa oriental [de EE.UU.] hasta Hawái. Los participantes compartieron información, programas y medios sobre la trata de personas, el rescate de víctimas y materiales de concienciación para escuelas, iglesias y comunidades, así como discutieron acerca del próximo Súper Tazón.Lelanda Lee, miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo que preside el Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Promoción e Interconexión para la Misión, coordina la labor del Comité sobre la Condición de la Mujer del Consejo Ejecutivo.“La trata de personas es un tema que preocupa a muchas partes de la Iglesia”, dijo Lee luego de la llamada del 17 de enero. Basándose en lo que los participantes compartieron, resulta obvio que se está llevando a cabo una ingente labor sobre el terreno, afirmó ella. “Para lo que concierne a mi comité, quiero estar consciente de esa actividad, conocer e interconectar mejor ese trabajo a través de la Iglesia.“Y también queremos apoyar la labor de la OGR [la Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C.] que se relaciona con los gestores de la política respecto a la legislación que afecta a las personas que son víctimas de la trata, tanto ciudadanas como extranjeras”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Suarez prefers Anfield crowd to Barcelona, says Enrique

first_img Valencia-born Enrique, who played with Suarez at Anfield, has said that Anfield is a special place and has no doubts that the Uruguay no. 9 would much prefer to play in front of the adoring Anfield crowd rather than the hoards in Catalonia. Speaking on a podcast with The Anfield Wrap, Enrique, 34, who has now retired, said: “What am I going to say to a player that wants to go to Liverpool? “There is no better place to go to. The situation at the club right now is unbelievable. There is no better place to go to. “Okay, everyone can talk about Real Madrid and Barcelona. Yeah, maybe you can think about them because of the weather in Spain and the food. But in terms of how much you want to enjoy as a player, talking about being a player in Madrid or Barcelona or in Liverpool you cannot compare I believe. “I believe if you ask, for example, Suarez, yeah obviously in Barcelona he is playing with the best player in history, [Lionel] Messi, and winning things as well. But if you ask him about where he enjoyed more as a player playing and I am sorry it was in Anfield with Liverpool. “You know why because I remember some games where they were singing his song for 60 minutes of the game. It was unbelievable. “Then you go to Barcelona. I went to see him play against Juventus there a few years ago when Neymar was still on the team. I remember them singing “Messi, Messi” maybe twice in 90 minutes and you think wow in Liverpool they sing about Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Jurgen Klopp. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Jose Enrique has said Luis Suarez preferred playing in front of the Liverpool crowd more than his current fans at Barcelona. “They have like 20 songs for every player they are still singing about ex-players to Stevie, to Luis Garcia. Every game so much. Fans they sing it and are happy to do it but as a player inside how you feel when you hear this is unbelievable.” Enrique, who underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour, has also revealed how Alberto Moreno got him a ticket with the Reds fans for Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final, first-leg defeat against Barcelona at the Camp Nou last season. “I was seeing a lot of Liverpool fans, a lot of Liverpool fans were stopping me and taking pictures and everything,” he added. “To be honest I loved it. The fans were great, so respectful as well because it was the first time they were seeing me after my operation as well so people were coming to me but not jumping or anything like that they were really respectful and saying ‘I hope you’re well’. It was an amazing, amazing experience for me. “I remember after the game I went to the hotel because obviously the players they stay overnight. read also:Suarez ‘hurt’ by criticism of Barca players’ pay cut delay “I told them about it. Dejan Lovren, Henderson, Alberto, we were talking about it they were saying ‘He put you there?’ We were all laughing about it but I said I loved it. “It was a really nice experience and the fans were great with me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

South Africa turns attention to water

first_img6 November 2014The Giyani Water Treatment Works will bring clean running water to 55 villages in Mopani District Municipality, in Limpopo province.The works were opened on 31 October during the Presidential Siyahlola Monitoring Programme, two months after Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane visited Giyani and promised residents that when she returned, they would have access to clean water.The Giyani water treatment plant is one of 26 water treatment works that supply the district. The scope of the project, which is 98% complete, includes the construction of an additional capacity of 6.7 megalitres a day, as well as the refurbishment of the existing 30 megalitre plant. Earlier in the day, President Jacob Zuma visited the home of Emily Sambo in Bonwani village, where he opened a water tap that had been installed on her property. Until now, Sambo, 68, has had to walk a long distance to fetch water from a river.Speaking to residents at the Giyani Stadium later, Zuma admitted that there was a shortage of water in Mopani District. The scale of dependence on boreholes illustrated the gravity of this challenge; even hospitals had to use boreholes, half of which were not working. South Africa was becoming a water scarce country, he explained, in part in the result of broader changes caused by climate change and global warming.“It is not only this province which faces water shortage challenges, but many others in the country do. Where there is a shortage of water, sanitation is also poor and consequently health is affected. In other areas the biggest challenge is ageing infrastructure.”Interventions to water challengesMany interventions have been undertaken to stabilise the water supply over the past two decades. Among the 18 Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) – which fall under the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordination Commission, established by Zuma in 2012 to co-ordinate and fast-track infrastructure projects – is one specifically focused on water and sanitation infrastructure.SIP18 has a 10-year plan to address the estimated backlog of adequate water to supply 1.4 million households and 2.1 million households to basic sanitation. The project involves provision of sustainable supply of water to meet social needs and support economic growth. Projects will provide for new infrastructure, rehabilitation and upgrading of existing infrastructure, as well as improve management of water infrastructure.In addition, SIP 6, the integrated municipal infrastructure project, focuses on developing national capacity to help the 23 least resourced districts (19 million people) to address all the maintenance backlogs and upgrades required in water, electricity and sanitation bulk infrastructure.Among the interventions have been the expansion of water infrastructure, building of dams and refurbishing and improving old infrastructure. Zuma has also said the government is increasing the Municipal Infrastructure Grant so municipalities can expand service delivery.“In the past five months, we have attended to water and sanitation challenges in places such as Bloemhof, Ngobi and Ngaka Modiri Molema District in the North West Province, Makana District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, Hobhouse in the Free State and Umkhanyakude District Municipality in KZN among others,” he said in Giyani.Given the scarcity of water, people were urged to save water by fixing leaks and drips, and reporting any wastage is reported to the authorities “without delay”.In March, the R3-billion, 347-million cubic metre De Hoop Dam was opened in Sekhukhune, also in Limpopo. The De Hoop Dam is the 13th largest dam in South Africa and one of the largest to be built in the country in the last 20 years.At the time, Zuma said a new pipeline from Jane Furse to Lobethal, catering for the villages of Ga-Mashabela, Diphagane, Ga-Phahla, Ga-Marishane, Tisane and Mamone, was 70% complete, and a pipeline from Mooihoek to Tubatse was 100% complete. “The bulk distribution system connected to the dam will ensure that, over a period of time, all the people of this area will be served with an uninterrupted water supply, which is the ultimate goal of government.”It followed the opening of the Spring Grove Dam near Rosetta in KwaZulu-Natal in November 2013. In that province, dams are expected to open soon in Ntambanane and Mkhanyakude.Five million people are expected to benefit from the Spring Grove Dam which will pump water to the uMgungundlovu District, eThekwini, Ilembe, Sisonke and Ugu. “South Africa remains one of the 30 driest countries in the world. We have the National Development Plan, which states what our country should look like in 2030. It says all households should have clean water supply by 2030,” he said.The path to 2014Released in March, the 20 Year Review Report stated that significant progress had been made since 1994 to ensure equitable access to water. According to the report, the process of water allocation has been reformed to ensure equitable access and to ensure that old legislations have been addressed. In recent years, a number of new waste water treatment schemes have been completed and existing ones refurbished.Strategies have been developed to guide future water resource planning, management and investment requirements, based on an assessment of the country’s water balance against projected future needs. The key issues include a greater focus on water conservation and water demand management as the country cannot afford to waste any more water.To secure water supply, several bulk water projects were completed between 1994 and 2013, including the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and a network of water-transfer schemes to transport water from areas of relative abundance to those of relative scarcity. The report acknowledges that although South Africa is one of the few countries in the world in which tap water is safe to drink, challenges remain around ensuring equitable access to water and maintaining water quality.SAinfo reporter and SANewslast_img read more

Lithium Reinvents Itself as a Social CRM

first_imgRelated Posts steven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Lithium has changed its game. Once limited to customer communities, the company has moved to become a complete social CRM for the enterprise. Lithium’s new approach creates a flow of information from the social web into your community. The result is the creation of valuable content, community-driven support, and the identification of engaged customers. The only stumbling block may be the ambiguity behind the company’s new messaging. Defining Social CRMReleased this week, Lithium’s new suite takes their previously forum-centric software and ushers it in to a Web dominated by Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, they’ve decided to brand themselves with a buzzword that lacks a fixed meaning in the market currently. The social CRM (or CRM 2.0) label may be accurate when applied to Lithium, but it depends on which definition you pick. We’ve seen vendors tout CRMs with internally-focused collaborative features called as such, but what it commonly means is CRMs connected in some way to public social media or support systems. With such a wide ranging use of the term, Lithium is likely to have a hard time maintaining a clear and focused message on what the software actually does. Social Media MiddlemanAll marketing aside, there is substance to what is new about the software. Lithium acts as content repository and community site like before, and this is retained in what’s now quaintly called the “tribal knowledge base,” formed of something like a wiki, instead of just forums. Lithium is also is now acting like a channel between the consumer Web, your community, and your company CRM. They integrate with leading CRMs like Salesforce.com, and they draw in blog posts and Twitter search. For the Twitter tie in, the widget can be embedded in just about any page, and the keywords can be set on a page-by-page basis. If there’s a particularly relevant discussion going on, then a tweet can be used to seed a forum thread.Stiff CompetitionLithium is one of the top community solutions for the enterprise, but in this new space, they’re facing some determined competition. Many see the core of social CRM as being a way to monitor public conversations about the enterprise from within your usual CRM software. In that frame of mind, Lithium is going to have a hard looking more useful than tools such as Oracle social CRM and Salesforce.com’s Service Cloud, which already integrates with Twitter.Compared to other examples of social CRM, the core base for Lithium is still going to be those who want a customer community that identifies and rewards engaged people. Whether or not the customers that make these communities tick are going to get excited by integration with the social media spectrum is the question that remains to be answered. center_img Tags:#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Hammer & Hand Shares Its Construction Guide

first_imgHammer & Hand, a well-known construction company in the Pacific Northwest, has posted its Best Practices Manual online.Used by Hammer & Hand carpenters in the field, the guide includes 180 step-by-step illustrations on dealing with a range of details, including crawl spaces, rainscreens, window installation, and wall penetrations.“We’re launching this section of our site in the spirit of collaboration,” co-owner Sam Hagerman wrote. “The details contained within have been developed through extensive in-the-dirt experience and informed by our building science training and research. They’re details that we have found combine durability, performance, and constructability in our Pacific Northwest climate.”The company, founded in 1995 by Hagerman and Daniel Thomas, has offices in both Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, where it’s housed in the Bullitt Center. The company has tackled a variety of high-performance, high-end designs, including projects built to the Passivhaus standard, and also makes custom wood doors for Passivhaus buildings.Hammer & Hand has won a number of awards, including Custom Builder of the Year in 2014 from Earth Advantage.last_img read more

Virtual Learning Event September 2016-Strengthening the Family CORE – Session 3

first_imgVLE 3 | Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play TherapySession 3Date: September 15thTime: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EasternLocation: VLE Session 3: Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play TherapyThis session will be presented by James Corbin, MSW, LSW. James is the MSW Program Assistant Director at the Graduate School of Social Work at Temple University, as well as, the Clinical Director and Lead Developer of the Family Center at Temple University. During this session, James will be offering valuable information on the utilization of play therapy in the effort to rebuild attachment with children in military families. He will be describing the unique strengths of and risk factors for military children and families and he will explain the benefit of play therapy. The adaptation and application of techniques for working with trauma and grief to military children and families will also be presented. Join us on September 15th at 11:00 am Eastern!We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. MFLN FD Early Intervention will also be providing Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) CE credits, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

IMD downgrades cyclone alert for Odisha coast

first_imgThe Odisha government has alerted 15 District Collectors to be prepared for heavy rain as the India Meteorological Department revised its prediction saying cyclonic storm was likely to miss the State’s coast.“We had a detailed discussion with IMD officials. The latest IMD forecast says the predicted cyclonic storm could miss the Odisha coast and move away towards West Bengal and Bangladesh,” said P.K. Jena, Special Relief Commissioner, on Tuesday.Mr. Jena said the Collectors were asked to stay alert for heavy rain to be caused by cyclonic storm. People should not resort to panic-buying, he said.“The depression over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea moved westwards with a speed of 11 kmph and lay-centred about 270 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 890 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 980 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 990 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh),” the IMD said.According to bulletin, it is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.“It is very likely to move west-northwestwards initially and then north-northwestwards, towards West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts,” it says. Squally wind speed reaching 40–50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to commence over northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha–West Bengal coasts from November 8 evening and gradually increase thereafter.The State Agriculture Department has asked farmers to harvest ripe paddy and store the stock at a safer place.last_img read more

Global Greenlights High Stakes Drama Ransom for a Second Season

first_img Login/Register With: “We are thrilled to start Season 2 of this character driven crime drama with the team at Global,” said John Morayniss, Co-President of Film, Television and Digital, eOne. “This season promises bigger stakes for the elite negotiating squad as they continue to travel the globe taking on even more dangerous cases.”Season 2 of the series continues to follow crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont and his team as they save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they do, and uses his insight into human behaviour to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, Eric refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world.Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who, along with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world. They travel the globe to help multinational corporations and governmental agencies with complex negotiations and conflict resolution.Ransom was created by David Vainola (Diamonds, Combat Hospital) and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle). Ransom is a Canada–Hungary treaty co-production and will be produced by eOne with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny via their Sienna Films banner and Spotnitz, via his Big Light Productions banner.  Wildcats Productions’ Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald will executive produce with Daniel Kresmery and György Rajnai of Korda Studios will co-producing. Ransom is developed in association with Corus Entertainment Inc., with the participation from the Canada Media Fund, and will be produced with the financial assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.About Entertainment OneEntertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.About Korda StudiosKorda Studios is a new state-of-the-art filmmaking facility opened in 2007, just outside of Budapest, Hungary. The facility features 3 permanent backlot sets and 7 sound stages, including the Superstage, the largest sound stage in Europe. Over the last 10 years Korda Studios has been home to blockbuster features such as Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, The Martian, and Blade Runner 2049, and television series such as The Borgias, Emerald City, and The Last Kingdom. In 2016 Korda Studios launched its production arm, Korda Productions, with the aim of developing content and fully servicing productions on and off the studio lot, and also founded Korda Finance, offering banking, financing, and executive producing services to producers.About Sienna FilmsHelmed by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, Sienna Films is one of Canada’s preeminent production companies. Cardinal, a serialized 6 X 1 hour detective series for Bell Media, starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, premiered as the #1 new Canadian series and ranked among the Top 10 new series overall in 2016/17. The series is currently in post-production on Season 2, with Season 3 in production. Previous television series include the 13-episode Combat Hospital for Shaw TV, ABC and Sony International, and Canada-South Africa mini-series Diamonds for CBC, ABC and Antennae with James Purefoy, Derek Jacobi and Judy Davis. The company also co-produced the Julian Fellowes-penned mini-series Titanic, a Canada-UK-Hungary co-production for ITV, Shaw Media and ABC. Sienna’s feature films have been released internationally and opened at film festivals including Sundance, Toronto International, Berlin and Rotterdam. They include How She Move (Paramount Vantage/MTV Films); Touch of Pink (Sony Pictures Classics); New Waterford Girl (Alliance Atlantis); I, Claudia; Marion Bridge and Saint Monica. Recently completed is the Canada-Irish co-production Unless starring Catherine Keener. Sweetness in the Belly, a Can/IRE co-production is set to shoot in Ethiopia and London in 2018.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Big Light ProductionsAward-winning American writer and producer Frank Spotnitz founded Big Light Productions Ltd. in 2013 to create and oversee a diverse slate of international television series including drama, comedy, and documentaries, and Big Light has since become one of the fastest-growing independent production companies in Europe. The London and Paris-based production company’s projects include Ransom; the upcoming Medici: Masters of Florence with Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman; the upcoming comedy-drama series The Indian Detective with international comedian Russell Petersand CTV; the acclaimed Amazon drama series The Man in the High Castle; Crossing Lines Season 3, and Transporter: The Series Season 2 for U.S. and international markets. Spotnitz’s 20+-year career in television includes creating, writing and producing series with networks, cable, streaming services, and other production companies all over the world. His credits also include eight seasons of the hit series The X-Files and its two feature films, Hunted, Strike Back, Night Stalker, Robbery Homicide Division, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm and Millennium. www.biglight.com Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO – Global announced today that original suspense drama Ransom has been green lit for Season 2. From global studio Entertainment One (eOne), Korda Studios, Big Light Productions and producers Sienna Films, Ransom will shoot in Hungary in the coming months and premiere next year on Global in Canada and CBS in the U.S. Additional details to be revealed at a later date.With a 13-episode order, Season 2 welcomes back Luke Roberts (Black Sails, Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones) as expert hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont in the new season. Beaumont’s team includes Maxine Carlson (Tony Award-nominated Sarah Greene, Penny Dreadful, Burnt) a young newcomer eager to prove herself; Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland, The Killing), a psychological profiler; and ex-cop Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor, Heroes Reborn, Covert Affairs).“We are proud to team up again with our broadcast and production partners to deliver a second season of this powerful, original drama to audiences nationally and internationally,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “The first season of Ransom brought intense, high-octane action coupled with compelling storytelling, and we can’t wait to see where the series takes us in Season 2.” Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Justin Blackmon Finally Signs With Jaguars

Justin Blackmon is in the record books and he has not even played a game yet for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He certainly did not plan for the dubious distinction he acquired, but then who would?Blackmon became this year’s final first-round draft pick to sign a contract. The No. 5 overall will show up for his first NFL practice Tuesday after he signs a four-year deal worth $19.5 million, according to the Florida Times-Union.As it is in today’s technologically advanced times, the Jaguars announced the contract agreement with Blackmon via the team’s Twitter account.In any case, the club is ready to have the receiver with so much potential begin working on his craft with his teammates. Blackmon isn’t likely to play in the Jaguars’ first preseason game Friday against the New York Giants. New rules call for a player to have three days of non-contact work before he’s allowed to put on full pads. Starting practice Tuesday only allows for two days of non-contact work before the preseason game.Whatever the case, Blackmon will arrive with a cloud of drama hanging over him and suspect eyes because of his troubled past.The former Oklahoma State star pleaded guilty last month to drunken driving in Oklahoma. He negotiated a deal that did not included jail time.Still, it was s disturbing scenario. Blackmon was arrested in Stillwater, Okla., on June 3 and charged with aggravated DUI when he registered a .24 alcohol level, three times the legal limit. He later apologized and indicated that he would stop drinking.This arrest followed an arrest for an alcohol-related offense while at Oklahoma State, leading to speculation that the Jaguars wanted some sort of contractual protection should he run afoul of the law again.It is not clear at this time if that kind of stipulation was a sticking point in the contract negotiations. read more

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at an illicit massage parlor, police in Florida said Friday.Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. Kraft has denied wrongdoing.FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)Jupiter police said details about the charges against Kraft will not be released until next week.The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking in the area surrounding Palm Beach County. About 200 arrest warrants have been issued in recent days and more are expected. Police said they secretly planted undercover cameras in targeted massage parlors and videotaped the interactions between men and the female employees.In a statement, a spokesperson for Kraft said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”The Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this month in Atlanta, their sixth in the last 18 seasons.Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a strip-mall massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.“We are as equally stunned as everyone else,” Kerr said.The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, which would prosecute the case, had no comment.Kraft lives in Massachusetts and has a home in the Palm Beach area. He is a frequent guest of President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club. Though a Democrat, he is friendly with Trump.Kraft’s wife Myra Hiatt died in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander since 2012.The NFL did not immediately respond to a message Friday seeking comment.Most people charged for the first time for soliciting a prostitute in Florida are allowed to enter a diversion program, said attorney David Weinstein, a former prosecutor. Kraft would have to perform 100 hours of community service and pay to attend an educational program about the negative effects of prostitution and human trafficking.Kraft, who made his initial fortune through a packaging company, was a Patriots season ticket owner when he purchased the team’s previous stadium during in 1988, then used his leverage to buy the team in 1994 for $172 million to keep if from moving to St. Louis.He hired Bill Belichick to be his coach in 2000 and the team subsequently drafted quarterback Tom Brady, launching their nearly two decades of success.Under Kraft, the Patriots have been the most successful team in pro sports, having made it to 10 Super Bowls, winning six, including this year against the Los Angeles Rams.But there also have been issues involving team actions under Belichick.In 2007, the Patriots were caught filming signals from New York Jets coaches; New England was suspected of doing so against other teams, as well, and that was confirmed later on. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined the Patriots $250,000 and stripped them of their 2008 first-round draft pick. Belichick was fined $500,000, the most an NFL coach ever was fined.In the 2014 AFC championship game, the team — specifically, star quarterback Tom Brady — was accused by the Indianapolis Colts of doctoring footballs.The NFL concluded that Patriots employees were involved in deflating the footballs and Brady was “at least generally aware” it was being done. After lengthy legal battles, Brady served a four-game suspension at the beginning of the 2016 season and the Patriots were fined $1 million — the heftiest for a team in league history. New England was stripped of a first-round and a fourth-round draft choice.Neither Kraft nor Belichick were implicated after the investigation. read more