Nouvelle exposition sur lexploration et la découverte de lArctique

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais auront l’occasion d’apprendre l’incroyable histoire de l’exploration et de la découverte de l’Arctique canadien qui a débuté il y a un siècle. L’exposition itinérante intitulée « Expédition : L’Arctique », réalisée par le Musée canadien des civilisations en collaboration avec le Musée canadien de la nature, sera présentée au Musée maritime de l’Atlantique à Halifax du 30 avril au 21 juillet. Elle contient des dizaines d’artéfacts des années d’expéditions maritimes, glacières et terrestres dans l’Arctique. « Le Musée maritime de l’Atlantique aide les Néo-Écossais à mieux apprécier notre histoire maritime, notre rôle continu dans l’exploration et la cartographie des océans, ainsi que l’élaboration de recherches et de technologies novatrices, a dit Leonard Preyra, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Grâce à cette exposition riche en artéfacts, les visiteurs néo-écossais auront la chance d’explorer la vie, la culture, le patrimoine et le paysage de l’Arctique. » Le voyage de découverte présenté dans cette exposition coïncide avec la période où le navire du musée, le CSS Acadia, explorait les eaux de la région est de l’Arctique dans le cadre de sa mission inaugurale. « Cette exposition sur l’expédition dans l’Arctique complète très bien les célébrations du 100e anniversaire du CSS Acadia cette année », a dit M. Preyra. L’exposition réexamine les triomphes et les tragédies de l’expédition canadienne dans l’Arctique de 1913-1918, qui a coûté la vie à 17 hommes, dont la plupart sont décédés d’hypothermie, d’un accident ou de famine. Elle aide également les gens à comprendre la région ouest de l’Arctique canadien et la culture de ses Premières nations. « Nous sommes ravis de partager l’histoire de l’un des plus grands voyages de découverte et d’exploration du Grand Nord avec le Musée maritime de l’Atlantique, a dit Mark O’Neill, président-directeur général de la Société du Musée canadien des civilisations. Grâce à nos expositions itinérantes, nous élargissons notre public et nous joignons les Canadiens peu importe où ils habitent afin de raconter les histoires qui ont contribué à façonner notre pays. » « Expédition : L’Arctique » est la première de quatre expositions qui seront présentées au Musée maritime de l’Atlantique et au Musée d’histoire naturelle cet été qui explorent le Grand Nord et dont les thèmes touchent le Grand Nord. Pour plus d’information, consultez le museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew ou suivez le Musée de la Nouvelle-Écosse sur Twitter @ns_museum.last_img read more

NIA seizes arms components used for making IEDs rockets from Bengaluru

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Investigation Agency has seized five fabricated hand grenades, one timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, components used for making IEDs and rockets and several incriminating material from Bengaluru, it said Tuesday. The seizure was made from Soladevanahalli area in north Bengaluru based on leads provided by Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist Habibur Rehman, arrested for his involvement in a 2014 blast in Burdwan in West Bengal. The blast case had unearthed a larger conspiracy to carry out several attacks in India and Bangladesh. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! NIA said in a statement the hand grenades seized in Bengaluru were fabricated for use in terrorist activities in the state. On June 25, Rehman was arrested in Bengaluru was sent to police custody by an NIA court. He was charge-sheeted as absconder in Burdwan blast case being probed by the agency. “While evading arrest as absconder, he was a part of a JMB module which intended to wage war against the democratic set up of the State by conspiring to commit terrorist acts,” the agency said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed He and other JMB members raised funds through dacoities in Bengaluru city in 2018, it said. Following the seizure of hand grenades and other material, a fresh case has been registered at Soladevanahalli police station against Rehman and other JMB cadres. Two persons were killed in a bomb explosion in a rented house in Burdwan on October 2, 2014. Later, it came to light that those present in the house, suspected to be JMB members, were preparing bombs, ammunition/arms, and organising terrorist training camps for a larger conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks in India and Bangladesh.last_img read more

Tim Hortons looks to rebuild its brand with better lid new marketing

first_imgTORONTO – The president of Tim Hortons is fed up with the leaky brown tops on its coffee cups that haven’t changed a bit in 20 years — so much that he pushed the company to turn over a new leaf — literally.Alex Macedo said Thursday that six of the brand’s locations are experimenting with more environmentally-friendly lids emblazoned with a maple leaf, adding they have been rigorously tested by thousands of people who climbed hundreds of stairs and drove plenty of kilometres with cups in hand to design a cap that will cut down on the leaking.“If we don’t make these adjustments, we will fall back in time,” Macedo said.“The only people who are going to be pissed off are dry cleaners and car-washing companies. They will wash fewer shirts and fewer cars.”The lid change is just one aspect of the company’s plan to admit mistakes, some of which caused it to fall behind competitors, and make significant changes to win over consumers and franchisees alike.Macedo and Duncan Fulton, the chief corporate officer at Tim Hortons’ parent company Restaurant Brands International, said in a meeting with The Canadian Press that customers will soon see new packaging, marketing campaigns and an emphasis on being environmentally friendly.The initiatives are part of a raft of changes the company recently announced including all-day breakfast, a kids menu, delivery, digital kiosks and a loyalty program.They’re the product of hours of meetings the executives had with franchisees, feedback they received from customers and gripes they’ve heard from their top ranks.“Our head of marketing, who is in charge of packaging, has fallen in love with the Boston cream doughnut,” said Fulton. “Every day I watch him as he gets his Boston creme doughnut, takes it out of the bag looks at the doughnut and looks at the bag and the top of the Boston cream doughnut is smeared inside the bag.”“He is (saying) functionally this is the worst way in the world to serve someone a doughnut with a fresh topping, so packaging has to get at (the) environment, function and design.”He and Macedo said the pressure to change packaging has also mounted in recent months as environmentalists have pushed restaurants to ditch the use of plastic straws unless individual customers ask for them. Tim Hortons most recently that it is “actively reviewing” the use of straws.Macedo doesn’t know which kind of packaging environmentalists will turn their attention to next, but said “we need to be ahead of whatever is next.”That includes looking beyond plastic to the brand’s perception, which came under fire in recent months because of a dissident association, which claims to represent at least half of Tim Hortons franchisees.The Great White North Franchisee Association has publicly argued with Tim Hortons over everything from alleged misuse of a national advertising fund to cuts to employee benefits after Ontario’s minimum wage hike, but Macedo has previously vowed to patch things up.“We think it is not wise to drag the brand through the mud in the public eye because there are 1,500 families that depend on the brand to make a living,” Macedo said, emphasizing that his focus is on keeping franchisees profitable and customers happy.He aims to do that with a new marketing plan he hopes to roll out later this year with a focus on true stories, including one about a Kenyan hockey team that played hockey with little equipment at a mall and has embraced the brand so fervently that Tim Hortons will fly the players over to skate with NHL stars.Another will feature a story Tims staff stumbled across about a girl with a hearing impairment who often heads to Tim Hortons after school with friends. She used to have a hard time communicating that she wanted to order a doughnut or hot chocolate.“It was wintertime and she would blow on the glass and write hot chocolate so the (Tim Hortons staff) would know. The next week (she) came in the lady that had served her had on her own learned how to sign hot chocolate and doughnut,” said Fulton.“They are at a Tim Hortons today shooting the story with the actual lady (and girl). It is what the brand is all about.”Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX: QSR)last_img read more

Michael J Fox Martin Short to receive Governor Generals lifetime award

first_imgTwo Canadians who hit the big time in Hollywood will be honoured in Ottawa this year with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.Michael J. Fox – star of Family Ties, Spin City and the Back to the Future films – and Martin Short – formerly of SCTV and Saturday Night Live – are among the laureates announced Thursday by the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation, which this year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards.Other laureates include Quebecois film and TV director Jean Beaudin, the National Arts Centre’s Brigitte Haentjens, and First Nations indigenous writer, director, filmmaker and actor Yves Sioui Durand. “The 2017 laureates are among the world’s finest and best-loved performing artists,” reads a statement by Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. “As Canadians, we are extremely proud of them and share in their success as they reflect Canada’s boundless creative spirit and its enduring impact on audiences around the world.”Fox, 55, was born in Edmonton and raised in Burnaby, B.C. He moved to Los Angeles at 18, where he landed the role of Alex P. Keaton on the long-running sitcom Family Ties. The Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991, which he made public in 1998. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gull Bay First Nations accounts drained while Chief King was away

first_imgAPTN National NewsTwo years ago, Gull Bay First Nation had a healthy million dollar surplus.Now, the northern Ontario community is almost broke and its books are in a mess.Chief Wilfred King was in charge when the finances were healthy, but he lost the election and left office for two years.He was reelected in January.King says that while he was away, the band’s general accounts were drained.Even the welfare accounts had a shortfall.APTN’s Matt Thordarson visited the community to find out what went wrong and how residents are coping.last_img

Charlie Lake Elementary to host walk for ALS

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Charlie Lake Elementary will be hosting a walk for ALS on May 30th.The walk was born at the school from personal connections the students and staff had with ALS. Students will raise money through online pledging, door to door pledging, and with a bake sale. All money raised from the event will be given to the ALS Society.Charlie Lake added some friendly competition to their fundraiser challenging other schools in the district to raise money for the cause. The principals of the schools who raise the least amount of money will have to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The walk will start at 1:00 p.m. on May 30th.last_img

Harpers chief of staff faces conflict of interest questions over Barrick Gold

He has very close personal relations, they have a huge financial stake and he is the chief advisor to the prime minister. He needs to recuse himself. That’s what the Conflict of Interest Act calls forOTTAWA — Pointed questions are beginning to swirl around Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, and whether he used his position to further the financial interests of friends at Barrick Gold Corp.Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson is following up with Wright after the disclosure that he was lobbied twice by Barrick, the world’s largest gold producer, in May.Wright has known Barrick founder and board chairman Peter Munk for years and is particularly close to his son, Anthony, who sits on Barrick’s board of directors.[np-related /]Indeed, in a 2011 magazine article, Peter Munk disclosed that Wright is godfather to Anthony Munk’s son. Wright worked with Anthony at Onex Corp., the private equity investment giant from which Wright has taken a leave of absence to work for Harper.Wright also served as a director on the board of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable foundation established by Peter Munk and his wife in 2006 to support the study and development of public policy. He resigned from the board shortly before joining Harper’s office in November 2010.In a story in the April 2011 edition of The Walrus, Peter Munk lavished praise on Wright.“I’d rank Nigel Wright among the mere handful of people I’ve met in whom I have complete trust,” Munk was quoted as saying. “He’s just one of those rare human beings with whom you feel totally comfortable in seeking an opinion or discussing complex issues, on any subject.”According to a report summary filed by Barrick with the federal lobbying commissioner, someone from the company — the report does not identify who — contacted Wright on May 14 to discuss international relations and international trade.Nine days later, a second report indicates, Barrick talked to Wright again on the same subject matter — this time along with Harper’s foreign policy adviser, Andrea van Vugt, and his principal secretary, Ray Novak, who is Harper’s point man on government-to-government relations.Barrick’s contact with Wright came shortly after Harper blocked a resolution on Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands during the Summit of the Americas in Colombia in mid-April. The Globe and Mail reported at the time that Harper’s stance infuriated Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who stormed out of the conference, muttering, “This is pointless. Why did I even come here?”Barrick operates a mine in Argentina and is developing another controversial open pit gold and silver mine that straddles the border between Chile and Argentina.Companies were “freaked out” that Harper’s performance at the Summit of the Americas was making it harder for them to obtain permits from the Argentine government for their mining operations, said New Democrat MP and ethics critic Charlie Angus.“What I was told was Canadian permitting suddenly got a lot more difficult, that there was an immediate blow-back on Canadian mining interests,” Angus said.“We don’t know what was said at the meeting (with Wright). But we know what the interests were for Barrick, ” he added.“There would have been an obvious reason they would want to meet … They’re interested in getting permitting for a very controversial mine site and they don’t need the prime minister making waves.”The NDP is contemplating a formal complaint with the ethics commissioner’s office, Angus said, adding that Wright should not have participated in any discussion involving Barrick, regardless of the subject matter, given his relationship with the Munks.“He has very close personal relations, they have a huge financial stake and he is the chief adviser to the prime minister. He needs to recuse himself. That’s what the Conflict of Interest Act calls for.”The ethics commissioner’s office appeared to be unaware of the matter until contacted by The Canadian Press.“We will follow up with Mr. Wright,” said Margot Booth, spokesperson for Dawson’s office. “Beyond that, the office cannot comment on individual cases.”Asked about the propriety of Wright being lobbied by Barrick given his ties to the Munk family, Andrew MacDougall, Harper’s communications director, would say only: “Mr. Wright did not take part in any decision with respect to Barrick Gold.”MacDougall declined to discuss publicly the subject of Barrick’s lobbying.Barrick spokesperson Andy Lloyd did not respond to a request for further information about who lobbied Wright and the precise subject matter. He confirmed that the lobbying report summaries were accurate and noted that Barrick “is registered to lobby on various matters that affect our business.”“All of our lobbying activities are carried out in accordance with the regulations,” Lloyd added in an email.A person doesn’t necessarily need to be involved in actual decision-making to wind up in a conflict of interest.Under the Conflict of Interest Act, a public office holder is supposed to recuse himself or herself from “any discussion, decision, debate or vote on any matter” which could result in a conflict.The act describes conflict of interest as the exercise of “an official power, duty or function that provides (the public office holder) an opportunity to further his or her private interests or those of his or her relatives or friends or to improperly further another person’s private interests.”On the advice of the federal ethics watchdog, Wright set up a “conflict of interest screen” when he joined the Prime Minister’s Office. The screen is meant to ensure that Wright abstains from any participation in matters relating to Onex, its subsidiaries and affiliates or even involving general policy matters, such as tax treatment of the private equity industry, that could affect Onex.The question now is whether Wright should also have recused himself from discussions involving Barrick.Harper, when he was in opposition, used to rail against cronyism in the PMO, Angus said.“It was always this thing of who you know in the PMO and that’s what Mr. Harper said he was going to change. And yet, time and time and time again when there’s ethics issues, they just shrug them off.” read more

ONGC denies joint 5B bid for ConocoPhillips oil sands stake

MUMBAI, India — State run Indian oil giant Oil and Natural Gas Corp. denied Tuesday that it and two other state-run oil companies have jointly bid $5-billion for a stake in six Canadian oilsands assets owned by U.S. energy giant ConocoPhillips, the Press Trust of India reported.However, the PTI report suggested the companies haven’t completely ruled out making an offer at some point.“I can categorically say that we have not made a bid yet for the $5-billion deal,” ONGC chairman and managing director Sudhir Vasudeva told PTI.Vasudeva said that ONGC is looking for overseas acquisitions, but declined to comment on specific deals or timelines.News reports Monday, quoting anonymous sources, said that ONGC, Indian Oil Corp. and Oil India Ltd. made a joint, non-binding bid for the Canadian assets in July.Canada’s federal government has been ambiguous about its position on major acquisitions by state-owned foreign companies. Although the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is general in favour of foreign investment in Canada, it has blocked two major deals since coming two power.A $15-billion purchase of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC has been overwhelmingly approved by shareholders but the deal will require approval by the federal government.India imports three-quarters of its oil and its state-owned oil companies have been looking to secure energy supplies overseas to meet rising domestic demand.Executives at the three Indian companies could not be reached for comment on the PTI report.“We do not comment on market rumours,” said ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Davy Kong. read more

OSC approves 101M settlement with TD over currency traders sharing info

TORONTO — A panel at the Ontario Securities Commission has approved a $10.1-million settlement agreement with Toronto-Dominion Bank after the lender’s currency traders shared confidential information in chatrooms to gain a potential advantage in foreign exchange transactions.As part of the settlement, TD Bank will make a voluntary payment of $9,300,900 to the securities regulator and an additional payment of $800,000 to cover the costs of the OSC’s investigation.TD’s internal audit group will also conduct an audit of its compliance with the FX global code, a set of principles for the foreign exchange market.TD Bank agreed as part of the settlement approved today that their currency traders exchanged confidential information, such as the existence of stop loss orders, with traders at other financial institutions over a period between 2011 and 2013.TD also agreed that it did not have a sufficient system of controls and supervision in place in relation to its foreign exchange business during that time.Royal Bank is also seeking a settlement with the OSC in a hearing scheduled later this morning in Toronto. Companies in this story: (TSX:TD)The Canadian Press read more

More chemical arms material leaves Syria joint OPCWUN mission confirms

“The Syrian Arab Republic is encouraged to expedite systematic, predictable and high-volume movements to complete the safe removal of chemical materials,” the OPCW-UN joint mission said in a note to journalists.Accompanied by naval escorts from China, Denmark, Norway and Russia, the Norwegian cargo vessel ship is sailing for international waters where it will be met by British naval escorts. In addition, Finnish experts are onboard the Danish vessel.Also today, the OPCW-UN mission confirmed that in-country destruction of some chemical materials has taken place.The removal of the chemical agents out of the country involves transporting them to the port of Latakia and onto commercial vessels provided by some Member States. They are then loaded onto a United States ship and will be destroyed at sea using hydrolysis.In accordance with the decisions of the Security Council and OPCW Executive Council, Syria’s chemical weapons are being transported outside its territory to ensure their destruction in the “safest and soonest manner,” and no later than 30 June 2014.Despite delays reported by Joint Mission Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope last week that the 30 June target date for completion would be met.The removal of the most critical material for destruction began in early January, in line with an agreement brokered by Russia and the United States under which Syria renounced its chemical weapons material and joined 1992 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons.The Mission said that it “welcomes progress to date” and reiterated its continued close working relationship with the Syrian Government and Member States to implement Security Council Resolution 2118 and decisions of the OPCW. read more

2014 NFL Preview Great Players And Gambling Problems In The NFC North

This includes a record 13 touchdowns (the previous career record for any punt returner was 10). Hester also has five touchdowns from kickoff returns (good for eighth on the all-time list9Despite playing for a good defensive team for much of his career and not even returning kicks full-time for parts of it.) and is looking to break his present tie with Deion Sanders for most non-offensive touchdowns in NFL history.Kick and punt returns normally aren’t a big enough part of the game for a good returner to produce much value unless he also does other things well. But Hester is so insanely good he may be as close to an exception as you’ll ever see.Determining how much value Hester added on kick returns is relatively simple. Taken on a season-by-season basis, a typical NFL kick returner would have scored about 1.8 touchdowns on Hester’s attempts, while Hester had 6.0. This leads to about an extra .20 points per game.10Actually it’s .204 points per game, compared to .208 if you estimate the value of additional field position directly.But where things get interesting is with punts. With teams taking such crazy measures to avoid giving him the ball, Chicago’s punt return game benefited greatly whether Hester actually touched the ball or not.11Giving Hester credit for Chicago’s entire return game is neither an aggressive nor a conservative assumption. If the rest of the special teams squad was below average, it’s possible that Hester provided even more value than the squad as a whole.Since 2006, when Hester joined the team, Chicago has had the highest number of yards per punt return, resulting in the best average starting position, and has scored a touchdown on one of every 21 returns. The average for teams other than Chicago was one TD every 82 punt returns. And that’s not even counting all the times other teams punted short or out of bounds to avoid a return.According to ESPN’s “expected points added” metric, Chicago’s punt return game was worth about .15 expected points over expectation for each of the 668 punts they faced, or about .80 points per game total.Combining this .80 with the .20 Hester gained returning kickoffs, he was probably worth around 1 point per game overall.We’re obviously not talking Aaron Rodgers-type value here. But football is a 46-on-46 sport: It’s hard for any one player (aside from a quarterback) to matter much. A reliable 1 point per game is pretty significant.Chicago had an average margin of -2.1 points per game last year, so with Hester’s departure, let’s say the team is starting out in a 3-point hole. If the offense gets worse or the defense gets better, it could go either way from there.Detroit LionsExpected wins: 8.3Playoff probability: 38 percent (25 percent to win the NFC North)Super Bowl win probability: 3 percent Last year, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers missing half the season due to a broken collarbone, the Packers finished with just an 8-7-1 record, and gave up more points than they scored. Despite all that, they still eked out an NFC North division championship for the third year in a row.In the eight games in which Rodgers played more than the opening drive, the Packers went 6-2 with an average margin of victory of 7.4 points. In the eight games that featured the smorgasbord1Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace all started games in Rodgers’s absence. of Packers backups, they went 2-5-1 with an average margin of defeat of 8.8 points. It’s difficult to disentangle a quarterback’s performance from that of his teammates (or his coaches), but the Packers’ 2013 results are perhaps the best evidence yet that Rodgers is the real deal.2Though not quite Peyton-esque.Since Rodgers took over for Brett Favre in 2008, the Packers have been one of the NFL’s best franchises. They’ve won the fourth-most games (they’re in essentially a four-way-tie behind the Patriots) and a Super Bowl (as many of those as anyone else over that period, and one more than the Patriots). ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) is one of the most all-encompassing quarterback rating systems out there today.3Note this isn’t necessarily a compliment. In a phenomenon I like to call “The Paradox of Quarterback Metrics,” beyond a certain point, the more information a QB metric takes into account, the less it tends to tell you about the quarterback. Rodgers’s QBR in the last six years is 72.9, second only to Peyton Manning’s 80.7. Rodgers performs fantastically well in a variety of other quarterback metrics.But that’s what happens when you a) play for a good team and b) don’t throw interceptions. These are strongly related. Most interceptions are thrown when the quarterback’s team is trailing (about twice as many as when it’s ahead), and they become more and more likely the more his team is down or the closer they come to the end of the game4Being ahead or behind one score is 0-8 points, two scores is 9-16 points, three scores is 17+ points.:Interceptions are often (even largely) a product of completely rational risk-taking by desperate quarterbacks. A logical implication of this is that if a quarterback is too conservative, he can throw too few interceptions, which can be just as bad as throwing too many.Despite his various successes, it’s possible Rodgers fits this description of an overly conservative quarterback. For example, with his team down by two or more scores (9+ points) he has thrown only three interceptions out of 354 passes attempted (0.8 percent) in his career. This is typically when quarterbacks throw the most INTs, because they’re trying to get their teams back into the game, and high-risk strategies often give them the best chance to win. Overall, quarterbacks throw interceptions about 3.5 percent of the time on average in those situations, with even most great quarterbacks breaking 3.0 percent. Peyton Manning, for example, has averaged 3.1 percent, Drew Brees has averaged 3.3 percent, and even Tom Brady has thrown 2.3 percent (slightly above his career average).5Based on play-by-play from 2001 through 2013.Being insufficiently willing to gamble even when circumstances are dire can be good for a QB’s stats, while bad for his team. And there’s evidence of this in Rodgers’s record as well: He has only engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks in his career — good for 149th all time (Russell Wilson already has eight).There’s nothing wrong with giving your team the lead and then keeping it.6I vividly but hazily recall this being Troy Aikman’s response when someone asked him about his lack of fourth-quarter comebacks back in the ’90s — and he had one about every 10 games. But Rodgers has averaged one fourth-quarter comeback every 14.5 games. This is staggeringly low, even for a player whose team isn’t behind that often. Brady has played for an even more consistently good team and has a fourth-quarter comeback once every 6.2 games. Both brothers Manning have averaged one every six games, Ben Roethlisberger has one every 6.2, Drew Brees and Joe Flacco have one about every eight. Favre (surprisingly) had one only every 9.9 games.But the good news for Packers fans is that Rodgers has some pretty low-hanging room for improvement: If he starts taking more calculated risks (likely sacrificing his stats a little in the process), the Pack may be even more dangerous.Chicago BearsExpected wins: 8.4Playoff probability: 39 percent (25 percent to win the NFC North)Super Bowl win probability: 3 percent ­Editor’s Note: FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.Green Bay PackersExpected wins (using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 9.4Playoff probability: 55 percent (41 percent to win the NFC North)Super Bowl win probability: 6 percent Last year the Detroit Lions finished 7-9, the second-highest win total of quarterback Matthew Stafford’s career. Despite throwing for 4,650 yards and 29 TDs, Stafford now faces headlines like this one from Fox Sports: “Stafford needs to bounce back in a big way.”According to that article, Stafford “must cut down on his crucial mistakes when it’s make-or-break time.” Presumably, this refers to the six fourth-quarter interceptions Stafford threw in one-score games last year.But, see above: Interceptions are hard to interpret. Stafford also had seven touchdowns under those circumstances, and four of his six interceptions were with his team trailing.12Also known as the best time to throw interceptions. So let’s break down Stafford’s interception rate a bit further:With his team down 2+ scores, his interception rate is 2.5 percent. If anything, this may be too low.With his team down one score or less, his interception rate is 2.8 percent. This is probably just about right.With the game tied, his interception rate is 2.2 percent, which is below average.With his team up 2+ scores, his interception rate is about 3 percent, which is a little high, but not necessarily a problem considering the sample size.With his team up one score or less, his interception rate is pretty high: 3.8 percent overall and a whopping 6.7 percent in the second quarter.In other words, if there’s one spot where Stafford has been making an unusually high number of mistakes it hasn’t been “make-or-break time,” it has been earlier in the game, when his team is up one or fewer scores and most QBs would play it safe (league average interception rate is around 2.3 percent under those circumstances).Of course, while throwing interceptions with your team up one score isn’t generally wise, it could be worth it if it’s helping you gain a ton of touchdowns. Indeed, Stafford throws a good number of TDs in these situations.While that 4.5 percent is good, it’s only 0.5 percentage points better than average — in other words, it’s not a very good trade-off considering his interception rate under these circumstances is 1.5 percentage points higher than average.To generalize a bit, you can think of the sum of a player’s touchdown rate and interception rate as his “aggression level.” Stafford is a fairly aggressive quarterback overall, but his aggression level while ahead by one score or less in the second quarter is 10.4 percent, which is off the charts compared to the league average of 6.8 percent. This isn’t really the best time to get aggressive, and it isn’t really working for him.Minnesota VikingsExpected wins: 6.5Playoff probability: 17 percent (9 percent to win the NFC North)Super Bowl win probability: 1 percent Last season, the Chicago Bears finished 8-8, fitting for a team with one of the best offenses (not led by Peyton Manning) and one of the worst defenses in football. That’s a good excuse to talk about their special teams.For as yet unknown reasons, Chicago let its best player7Relative to his position. go.While Devin Hester never developed into the double-threat for Chicago that the team hoped (much less the triple-threat he was at the University of Miami), he is almost certainly the greatest punt returner in NFL history.8Some of that field position is no doubt due to Hester’s reputation and the fact that teams went to great lengths trying to avoid kicking him the ball — so he probably grabbed the ball in better positions. But the average Chicago field position from a non-Hester return was around the 30 yard line. And the fact that Hester was able to take so many returns and still do so much with them is remarkable in its own right. Adrian Peterson now has more than 10,000 yards rushing and 91 touchdowns in his seven-year career, giving him over 2,000 more yards and 24 more touchdowns than anyone in the last seven years. Yet the Vikings finished 5-10-1 last year, their third 10-loss season in four years. They haven’t had a top-10 offense since Brett Favre’s miracle year, nor before that since the Randy Moss era.The utility of the running game in football is still an open question. While pass-heavy offensive approaches typically gain points (and wins) more efficiently than run-heavy ones, we’re nowhere near game-theoretical dominance. In other words, however marginal it may become, the running game still has its uses:The threat of the running game forces defenses to defend multiple strategies, which makes the passing game more efficient.It’s low-risk and eats up the clock: A team that is ahead may be willing to give up a small amount of per-play value in order to shorten the remainder of the game and decrease the chances of a costly turnover.Runs gain positive yards more consistently than passes, which can be useful in a number of ways beyond average yardage. For example, very good running backs (or running games) set up a higher number of second-and-short situations than passes do, and these can be better than first downs.Of course for Nos. 1 and 2 to work most efficiently, you have to run effectively. And running effectively mostly means No. 3.While Peterson breaks a larger share of long runs than typical running backs, he is neither a consistent gainer nor a producer of high-leverage situations.Obviously Adrian Peterson’s long runs are worth something: They’re worth a lot of yards. But yards are easier than ever to come by in today’s game. No matter how great a running back is at breaking long ones, he’s not going to be as efficient at gobbling up yards as his team’s passing game is (no matter how mediocre the team’s quarterbacks are).On the other hand, the better a team is at strategically maximizing the running game, the more valuable those “bonus” yards become — because the running plays that produce them are no longer taking the place of passes.In other words, if you can’t run consistently, it doesn’t matter if you can break a bunch of long runs, because you’d still be better off passing. But if you can run consistently, those long runs become gravy.None of this is to say that Peterson’s shortcomings necessarily reflect poorly on his running skills, no more than we can say the same for any running back’s underperformance. Peterson has simply produced a little below average at the bread-and-butter stuff that keeps the running game relevant, and this undercuts the value of his long runs considerably. With a better offensive line, or quarterback, Peterson’s value would improve doubly.Read more of FiveThirtyEight’s NFL season previews. read more

Womens soccer returns home to take on Fighting Illini

Junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) attempts to win the ball during a match against Pittsburgh Aug. 28 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorNearly three weeks after the team’s last home game, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is scheduled to return to Columbus to face Illinois. The matchup with the Fighting Illini (5-2-1) will be the conference opener for the Buckeyes, as they look to improve upon their current 6-1-1 record, including a 3-0-1 slate at home.The Buckeyes are currently on a three-game winning streak, continuing last week with a sweep at the Hoosier Classic. After goals from junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber and senior midfielder Danica Wu, the Buckeyes defeated Central Michigan 2-0 Friday.Buckeye goalies, senior Rachel Middleman and sophomore Jillian McVicker, helped shut out a St. John’s team, 1-0, that had been averaging 3.5 goals per game.“I (was) very proud of our squad… to be put in a situation to play a rested team on a Sunday morning was unfortunate,” said coach Lori Walker. “We stepped up to the challenge and played very well as a team.”Following Sunday’s match, the Buckeyes have moved up near the top of the Big Ten in some defensive categories as they begin conference play Friday. OSU now ranks third in goals against and corner kicks allowed, and fourth in total goals allowed, only giving up five goals through its first eight games.The teams last met in Bloomington, Ind., for the 2012 Big Ten Tournament championship. The Buckeyes took home their third Big Ten tournament title when they defeated the Illini, 2-1.Coming into the season, the Fighting Illini were picked to finish third in the preseason coaches poll, one spot better than the Buckeyes.Offensively, Illinois is led by redshirt-junior forward Janelle Flaws with eight goals and senior midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo, who has four goals of her own. Although the Illini have scored 28 goals on the season, they have given up 18 goals defensively in eight games.The game is set to start at 5 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

New Hong Kong presence for SRK Consulting

first_imgSRK Consulting, one of the world’s leading resource consulting groups, has opened a new practice in Hong Kong, its seventh in Asia and 50th around the globe. The new office strategically positions SRK to take advantage of rapidly growing demand for resource consulting services in the region. “Hong Kong was chosen to service both the Chinese and international finance sectors, Hong Kong listed companies and state owned enterprises”  said Brian Middleton, Director of the new company and Vice Chairman of the SRK Group, “and will complement our offices in China, Indonesia, Mongolia and Australia.” The Hong Kong office will be led by Dr Gavin Chan, a Senior Consultant Geologist relocated to Hong Kong from Australia. His expertise lies in geological due diligence, project analysis and exploration targeting.  The new office will be supplemented with local hires and supported by specialists from its sister offices. “The establishment of the new office in Hong Kong will enable SRK to better serve our potential and existing clients and strengthen our relationship with the regulators,” said Chan. “With Hong Kong being a key global mining financial hub, its location on the doorstep of the world’s most significant resource investment country, China, having a presence in Hong Kong has become increasingly important for resource consultancies,” he added.last_img read more

Two men walk away unharmed after 2 t rock slab falls on

first_imgIn September, a standard option from MacLean Engineering possibly saved the lives of two underground hard rock miners. Thanks to the safety canopy mounted on the work platform of the MacLean Engineering machine they were working from, Bobbie Caissie Jr. and Clayton Kitchkeesick returned safe from working a night shift at Musselwhite mine, 500 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were loading explosives from the basket on the MacLean AC3 ANFO charger when a large slab of rock detached itself from above and fell on the canopy. If Goldcorp and MacLean Engineering had not joined forces to design and implement this engineered canopy, these valued workers may have suffered severe or even fatal injuries.last_img

Suzana Lazovic signs new Buducnost deal

Pivot Suzana Lazovic is to stay in Buducnost for two more years. After the club assured the services of Neagu and Cvijic for longer now, now it’s Lazovic that has accepted to stay until 2016. Lazovic is only 22 and has already won the Champions League in 2012 with Buducnost, and the Gold at the European Championship with the National team. Buducnost has played a draw in Gyor in the EHF Champions League main round, as well as a 30:15 home win over Krim Ljubljana, and are on the course of advancing to the semi-finals. ← Previous Story Bidasoa Irun sign Filip Kallman Next Story → Slovenians say “YES” to SEHA League! Hungarians to join too? buducnostsuzana lazovic

Trumps election and Brexit make more sense than the vote for the

first_imgTrump’s election and Brexit make more sense than the vote for the 10-team league We’ve somehow arrived at a situation where 30% of the popular vote was sufficient to change its structure, writes John O’Sullivan. Mar 3rd 2017, 3:04 PM Share6 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/3268608 IT’S BEEN QUITE the year for people casting votes.Donald Trump is US president thanks to the quirk of US politics that is the Electoral College system. It allowed Trump to win the US Presidential Election despite his receiving approximately three million votes less than Hilary Clinton. Trump won 46% of the popular vote to Clinton’s 48%.The Brexit vote across the UK last year was similarly contentious. Even though Northern Ireland and Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, the future of both states has been defined by others, elsewhere, during an ‘all or nothing’ vote.There is no electoral college system in Irish football. Nevertheless, we’ve somehow arrived at a situation where 30% of the popular vote was sufficient to change to the structure of our league.At least everyone in the Brexit referendum was given the opportunity to vote and express their opinion. In our league, 40% of the clubs weren’t afforded that same opportunity and now find their futures affected by 30% elsewhere who thought change was needed.Ultimately, neither Trump nor Brexit helps to explain how we’ve ended up with a decision to have two 10-team divisions from next season, or why the decision ended up being announced after teams had already committed to a new budget. Unfortunately, we might as well ask Trump for clarity on the league’s structural change as the response from clubs and the FAI on the process has offered little.What we do know is that FAI Director of Competitions Fran Gavin has praised the clubs for their ‘brave decision’ during an interview with extratime.ie last week, though there’s no clarity or evidence whatsoever that the clubs had any part in the decision.Gavin stated: “They formed their own association, the Premier Club Alliance, and they were looking for a change of structure. Amongst themselves, they came up with the decisions to go to 10 teams.“I suppose it is a brave and courageous decision as it meant that three of them were going to go down in order to get a 10-team Premier and 10-team First Division. 2017 will be the last year in which 12 teams compete in the Premier Division. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO 12,998 Views Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Three teams going down is a high number from a league with only 12 teams. It was the clubs who made the decision, which was endorsed by the FAI.”While there are clubs that have consistently sought a 10-team Premier Division, there’s no evidence clubs as a whole were looking to bring about the structural change proposed in the Conroy Report from 2015.There are doubts that a majority of Premier Division clubs voted for the move — there’s even doubt that the clubs were aware it was a vote at all. The only thing that is crystal clear is that the decision was made without the agreement of a majority of clubs, in fact, the input of the eight First Division clubs was not considered by anyone.This was not a decision reached through a popular vote. From speaking to a number of officials across a number of clubs, it’s likely that only five or six Premier Division clubs expressed a preference for the change, not even a majority of the sides in the top flight.Even then, one of those clubs, Bray Wanderers, publicly withdrew their support for the change when they realised that a conversation at PCA level was being presented by the FAI as the justification for the change, while with the ‘decision,’ a wedge was being driven between Premier and First Division clubs. Sligo Rovers were also suggested to be wavering on their initial vote.It quickly became clear during my conversations that some clubs didn’t consider the meeting where the structural change was discussed as a formal vote, feeling it was more ‘conversational’ based on an FAI request for feedback. There seems to have been no sense in the room at the time of the vote that its outcome would be used to define the structure of the league within a matter of months. It’s also very clear that even those clubs who preferred the 10-team option were not aware that the change would be brought about so quickly, requiring one quarter of the league to be relegated in a single season and the removal of the opportunity for second and third-placed teams in the First Division to be promoted.It’s my understanding that the PCA informed the FAI that the clubs couldn’t come to an agreement and requested a meeting of all 20 clubs to discuss potential changes. Of course, this only goes to show the lack of a unifying vision from the clubs.Ultimately, the impact to clubs as a result of this ‘decision’ by a minority has very real consequences for a number of sides who had already set out their budgets and plans for 2017. It begs the recurring question since the FAI and league merger: do the clubs have any real input into the running of the league?Unfortunately, it would appear not.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 2017 will be the last year in which 12 teams compete in the Premier Division. Follow us: the42.ie By John O’Sullivan Friday 3 Mar 2017, 3:04 PM 14 Comments Antoine Griezmann’s goal last night was nothing short of sensational>‘I was up watching my young fella train with the U8s and all the parents are saying to me ‘Bohs this week”> Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

REI boycotts Vista Outdoor over guns ammo

first_imgSEATTLE — Public pressure against companies connected to the gun industry following last month’s school shooting in Florida has hit an unlikely target: REI, the outdoors co-op better known for its public lands advocacy, liberal return policy and annual dividend for customers.The Seattle-based retailer, which doesn’t sell guns, announced late Thursday that it will at least temporarily stop ordering ski goggles, water bottles, bike helmets and other products from some popular brands — including CamelBak, Giro and Bolle — because their parent company, Vista Outdoor, also makes ammunition and assault-style rifles. The decision came a few hours after REI’s Canadian counterpart, Mountain Equipment Co-op, took a similar step.“We believe that it is the job of companies that manufacture and sell guns and ammunition to work towards common sense solutions that prevent the type of violence that happened in Florida last month,” REI said. “This morning we learned that Vista does not plan to make a public statement that outlines a clear plan of action. As a result, we have decided to place a hold on future orders of products that Vista sells through REI while we assess how Vista proceeds.”An outpouring of customer concern over continued mass shootings has prompted MetLife, Hertz, Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. corporations to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, at some political risk. Kroger, L.L. Bean, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart have announced that they’ll no longer sell guns to anyone under 21.Smaller companies have acted, too, including bike shops around the country that have announced they’ll no longer carry Vista products.Vista, based in Farmington, Utah, did not return an email seeking comment. It owns ammunition and firearms manufacturers, including Savage Arms, and it acquired outdoor-equipment companies over the last few years to complement its shooting-sports division, buying CamelBak in 2015 for $412.5 million.last_img read more

Grand Bahamian among those on PLP Constitutional Committee new leader readying for

first_img Related Items:#GingerMoxey, #magneticmedianews, plp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Opposition party national convention opens tonight Bahamas: Brave wins, Cooper wins, Mitchell wins, Lynes wins for new PLP leadership Bahamas Rake n Scrape group set to steal the show in Folklore Fair in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 22, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama’s Ginger Moxey is named by the PLP Constitutional reform leader, Reynard Rigby as among those on the team to return a more modern party constitution in seven months to the PLP executive.    In a media meeting on Tuesday, the PLP Leader, Phillip Davis introduced his Constitutional Committee chairman and spoke candidly about why he believes the reformation is of urgency for the party which just under a month ago emerged from its Convention with Davis as the newly elected PLP Leader.The Cat Island MP said, “I think the perception out there is that the PLP had become over the years a sort of a closed shop and I think the structure of the constitution may have lent itself to that perception.   I think that the first step of revisiting our constitutional mechanisms and structures is to show that we have become more inclusive and be more responsive to a contemporary Bahamian electorate.”Rigby, who is a former PLP Chairman told the media:  “… looking at the recommendations that we’ve already had presented at the run up to the last convention in October, and deciding how we are going to divide the work in terms of where the meetings will be, that is in New Providence, in Grand Bahama and Abaco.”The Progressive Liberal Party, which was soundly defeated at the May 2017 polls retained four seats in the House of Assembly, but the party says it is getting in shape for the 2022 election race.    Raynard Rigby shared that the last time the Opposition party engaged in a major review of its guiding principles was around 2005 or 2006.#MagneticMediaNews#PLP#GingerMoxey Recommended for youlast_img read more

Best smart plugs for 2019

first_img Best for outdoors SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug Share your voice iDevices Outdoor Switch Best for HomeKit See All Chris Monroe/CNET TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring See at Amazon Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Preview • Apple’s slow-moving HomeKit is a smart-home slacker • See at Walmart Apple HomeKit Best overall Smart Home TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini At $30, the WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug is affordable and comes with native Google Assistant, Alexa and yes, HomeKit compatibility.The WeMo app isn’t our favorite, and you won’t get energy monitoring with this plug. Those shortfalls aside, this space-saving design and solid HomeKit compatibility make it easy to recommend to users in Apple’s ecosystem. Read our full review of the WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug.  Comments Google Assistant Alexa SmartThings Amazon Best Buy Apple Apple HomeKit This smart plug comes with an easy-to-use app, monitors your energy consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh), and works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice commands. The plug’s design blocks the outlets above or below it, and it isn’t compatible with Apple HomeKit. Still, the TP-Link’s Kasa app is great, and you’ll get a clear picture of how much energy your connected appliance is using. Unlike some smart plug manufacturers, TP-Link has a host of other Kasa smart home products including light bulbs, cameras and even a power strip, making it easy to expand your smart home in one app if you like this plug.Read our full review of the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring.  Tyler Lizenby/CNET Now playing: Watch this:center_img See at Amazon Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected News • The best Apple HomeKit devices of 2019 Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See at Best Buy Best for energy monitoring At just $18, this smart plug is the most affordable on our list. It’s also the smallest. Pair that with energy monitoring and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smarts, and you’ve got a great option for your smart home. The SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug won’t work with HomeKit and there’s no extra USB charging port. The SmartThings app doesn’t offer as many customization options and scheduling capabilities as TP-Link’s Kasa smart plug above, but SmartThings did impress us by creating an easy to set up smart plug that doesn’t need a SmartThings hub.  reading • Best smart plugs for 2019 3 Tyler Lizenby/CNET 3 reasons you need a smart plug Other models we testedThere are dozens of smart plugs out there from companies large and small, and while we haven’t tested every single one, we’ve seen quite a few come through the CNET Smart Home. Here’s a quick look at other notable options. Amazon Smart Plug: Amazon’s flagship smart plug costs $25 and only works with Alexa. While setup is easy, it isn’t as feature-rich as other models. Satechi Dual Smart Outlet: This HomeKit friendly smart plug is expensive at $60, but you will get two outlets and energy monitoring capability. There isn’t any compatibility with Google Assistant and or Amazon Alexa. iHome Outdoor: This $40 outdoor smart plug works with all three voice assistants, but you’ll only get one outlet. ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2: This $60 behemoth does it all—energy monitoring, individually controlled outlets, a USB port and LED status lighting. However, the price and unattractive, oversized design are enough to keep me from recommending it. Koogeek: This $32 smart plug works well with HomeKit, but blocks adjacent outlets. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integrations aren’t as smooth as we’d like to see. Puregear Pureswitch: This HomeKit-centered smart plug is another solid choice for Apple smart homes, but it didn’t perform as well in our testing. Eufy smart plug mini: This pint-sized smart plug is just slightly larger than our SmartThings budget pick above and costs just a few dollars more at $23. You’ll get Amazon and Google Assistant smarts, as well.  Things to rememberChoosing the best smart plug for you begins with voice assistant compatibility. Choose a plug that works with whichever voice assistant you’re using. You can usually find this information on the product box, website or in your voice assistant’s mobile app. Next, consider where your plug will be placed and whether blocking other adjacent outlets is a concern. If so, be sure to pick a plug that isn’t too large. Most models described as “mini” will be space-saving.  Extra features like energy monitoring and USB charging can add even more control and convenience. No matter which smart plug you choose, bringing everyday products online with a plug is one of the simplest ways to automate and smarten your home.  Tags The $50 iDevices Outdoor Switch is a great way to automate outdoor lights, fans, lamps or other patio electronics. It works with Google Assistant, Alexa and HomeKit and includes energy tracking.  While you will get two outlets, you can’t control them individually. If that’s a must-have for you, we’d recommend checking out the iClever Smart Plug.Read our full review of the iDevices Outdoor Switch.  Smart products are replacing our old light bulbs, refrigerators, speakers and more, but what about the stuff in our homes that isn’t smart yet? That’s where smart plugs come in.These nifty gadgets connect your regular old coffee maker, lamp, fan or nearly anything else to your smart home for voice control and automation. There are models for every voice assistant. Some even work with all three: Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. Read more: Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first | These smart plugs are the secret to a seamless smart homeNew smart plugs are popping up all the time. Wyze recently announced the Wyze Plug (we’ll be testing it out soon). Picking the right smart plug means taking a look at your needs, your home and the platform you use to control it all.We’ve tested dozens of smart plugs from companies large and small and these are our best bets for bringing the rest of your home online. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. TP-Link’s Kasa line of smart home products includes this space-saving smart plug. It works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and the Kasa app offers plenty of detailed options for customizing scheduling, away modes and timers. What you won’t get? Energy consumption data, a USB port or HomeKit compatibility. Still, if you’re interested in scheduling and voice commands, TP-Link’s $30 smart plug is a great choice.Read our full review of the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini.  Best budget pick Chris Monroe/CNET 2:02 CNET Smart Home CNET Smart Home See at Best Buylast_img read more

Spreading magic of love Jugraafiya song from Super 30 featuring Hrithik Roshan

first_imgJugraafiya song stillTwitterHrithik Roshan released the romantic number from Super 30 titled, Jugraafiya which is out now and the love ballad is a soothing treat to your ears.The song, Jugraafiya showcases love exchange between the lead pair Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur.The chemistry between Hrithik and Mrunal, and the soothing music of Ajay-Atul hits the right chords which will make you fall in love with the song, instantly.Hrithik took to his official social media handle and shared the romantic number Jugraafiya from his upcoming film Super 30. Sharing the song Hrithik Roshan writes, “Kar ke gustaakhiyaan, Maange na maafiyaan, Teri chaahat ne badla mere dil ka #Jugraafiya! Song out now. @mrunal0801 #UditNarayan @shreyaghoshal @AjayAtulOnline @OfficialAMITABH @RelianceEnt @NGEMovies @PicturesPVR @ZeeMusicCompany @super30film”.The melodious song, Jugraafiya is sung by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal and composed by dynamic duo Ajay-Atul and penned down by Amitabh Bhattacharya.There was much anticipation before the song comes out as earlier, Hrithik had shared a teaser and a few glimpses from the song Jugraafiya.The fans are going gaga over the superstar’s yet another stellar performance in a never seen before avatar in Super 30’s trailer, while he has created a legacy for himself with challenging roles.The actor has definitely gotten into the skin of his character of a Bihari maths teacher by hitting the right chords with the strong accent.A story on the triumph of spirit, Hrithik will be reprising the role of a teacher with a de-glam look which is winning appreciation from all across. The movie also features Mrunal Thakur alongside Hrithik in the trailer which is being hailed as the “best trailer of the year”.Reliance Entertainment in association with HRX Films presents Super 30, which is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala Film, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Phantom Films and Reliance Entertainment. A Reliance Entertainment and PVR Pictures release, the film hits the theatres on July 12, 2019.Watch the song video below:last_img read more