Close shave at SAI: Arrow pierces neck of 14-year-old archer

first_imgBy Tapan MohantaKolkata, Oct 30 (PTI) A 14-year-old archer from Sports Authority of India (Bolpur) had a close shave after an arrow pierced through the right side of her neck during a practice session this morning.Terming it “accidental”, SAI regional director MS Goindi said the arrow pierced through the collarbone of Fazila Khatun and she is “out of danger” recovering at the hospital.”A stray arrow hit hear near the collarbone luckily its not pierced through the wind pipe and she is now out of danger,” Goindi told PTI.According to reports, a misfiring arrow from her fellow archer Jewel Shaikh hit Fazila.In a video, Fazila is seen with the arrow pierced through the skin in the right side of the neck at the hospital.Calling for a detailed inquiry into the incident, Goindi said: “Theres a strict protocol about shooting as when archers go to collect the arrows there is a ceasefire. Only when they return to their respective marking line, the next round of shooting begins. But I dont understand how this has happened.Goindi said that these kind of mishap would not happen again.”All the coaches are accountable, I will conduct a thorough inquiry to ascertain whether theres a lapse from us. I will ensure that such mishaps dont happen again,” Goindi said.”It appears to be a lapse from the coaching staff as after one set of shooting a ceasefire is declared when the archers go to their respective targets.”A promising recurve archer, Fazila was inducted as one of the 23 SAI trainees after a trial and district competition earlier in July.advertisementShe was training to prepare for the Inter-SAI tournament to be held here next month. PTI TAP KHS KHSlast_img read more

New Film Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

first_imgFeaturing an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.Photo still from Unity directed by Shaun MonsonWritten and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation. Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope. Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience.Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, David DeLuise, David LaChapelle, Deepak Chopra, Dianna Agron, Dr. Dre, Edward James Olmos, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel, Eve Best, Famke Janssen, Freida Pinto, Geoffrey Rush, Gregory Colbert, Helen Mirren, Isabel Lucas, January Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Tilly, Jesse Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe Perry, Joel Edgerton, John Paul DeJoria, Jorja Fox, Julia Ormond, Kathy Freston, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Bell, Kristen Wiig, Larenz Tate, Leighton Meester, Lena Headey, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Grace, Maggie Q, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Marianne Williamson, Mariel Hemingway, Marion Cotillard, Mark Strong, Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine, Matthieu Ricard, Michael Beckwith, Michael Gambon, Michelle Rodriguez, Minnie Driver, Missy Higgins, Moby, Nestor Serrano, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Pamela Anderson, Paul Watson, Persia White, Phil Donahue, Portia de Rossi, Rick Allen, Rose Byrne, Russell Simmons, Rutger Hauer, Ryan O’Neal, Sam Simon, Selena Gomez, Shaun Toub, Susan Sarandon, Tim McIlrath, Tom Hiddleston, Tony Hawk, Tony Kanal and Zoe Saldana.“The title Unity signifies the intention of the content. It’s not so much to entertain, like a past-time, but rather turn something ‘on’ inside you that has been suppressed or forgotten by the mask that society or tradition puts upon us,” said Shaun Monson, Director. “But more than that the film also helps relate us to the mystery of existence, to all of existence, which we are merely a part. And as such it demonstrates an interesting power for a film, which not only engages but has a transforming effect on the consciousness of humankind.”“I am thrilled to be working with Shaun and the Nation Earth team on this project,” said Mark Rupp, President & CEO SpectiCast. “Unity is an extraordinary and important film that explores the contrast between empathy and apathy that exists between all living things.”“We at Fathom realize the importance of sharing this impactful documentary with U.S. audiences,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “We hope that moviegoers will walk away from the event with a new perspective about the world around them.”For more information, please visit the website.last_img read more

In Other News Senate Set to Begin NDAA Debate Air Force Moves

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate is scheduled to begin debating the contents of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill this morning after the measure surmounted a procedural vote Monday night. The chamber is expected to take up multiple amendments as part of a manager’s package, reported CQ. A handful of amendments could get votes on the floor this week as well. … Peterson AFB, Colo., will lose 72 military and civilian positions following the Air Force’s decision to transfer cyber responsibilities from its Space Command to Air Combat Command, headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Despite the realignment, Colorado Springs stands to gain as the service ramps up its space efforts over the next several years, Jay Lindell, chief advocate for military and aerospace jobs for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), told the Gazette. … Military Times has created a searchable database of drinking water systems and monitoring wells located both on- and off-base where elevated levels of the contaminants PFOA and PFOS have been detected. The database relies on data from DOD, which previously reported that drinking water systems at 36 installations tested above EPA guidelines, and 90 installations recorded elevated contaminant levels in the groundwater at either on- or off-base locations. Remedial actions carried out by DOD could take up to a decade or more to complete, Maureen Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment, safety and occupational health, told Military Times.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russelllast_img read more

Artistic vision

first_img‘Naayika’, an art exhibition was inaugurated by Kala Drishti on the occasion of the Women’s Day in collaboration with the Airport Authority of India to highlight the contribution of Indian women to society through visual art like painting, sculpture, installation and photographs.The five-day event includes art exhibition, art competition, cultural programme and workshop lecture on art. The closing ceremony is on March 12 when the prominent and upcoming Indian women artists, social workers and winners of the art competition will be felicitated in the presence of a prominent guests and VIPs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Being a woman myself, I think women of India take a lot of load on them. We sacrifice and compromise so much for our families, but not too often women get that credit. So we are exhibiting the artworks of upcoming and promising artists who do not get the right atmosphere for promoting their art. We have given awards to Renuka for her sculpture, Sangeeta Singh and Nivedita Pandey and a special prize to Neelam Mansharamani, who has a special child. The aim is to provide the tools and platform for the artists to help them come up. There is much more liberal to visual art around the world, but India is still lagging behind in Art, since our education system has become lopsided.” Saluting the woman of today, the ‘nari shakti’ and ‘naayika’ of today’s India the event was coordinated mostly with women.Kala Drishti is an artist run trust for the promotion of Visual Art. They have conducted a number of art exhibitions where the works of the upcoming Indian artists have been showcased. Also, workshops, on art highlighting the various aspect of art, symposiums and conferences to attract special groups in the corporate world and other professionals to take interest in visual art, have been conducted.last_img read more

Agents and clients win big with TravelBrands 48hour Flash Sale

first_img Posted by Share Tuesday, February 28, 2017 MISSISSAUGA — Blink and you may miss TravelBrand’s exclusive 48-hour Flash Sale with Bahia Principe Hotels. But agents and clients who are quick to book will benefit from “never-before-seen savings” and extra Loyalty Points.The Flash Sale is available to agents who book a land-only or TravelGenie package online on ‘Access’ or by phone. As of Feb. 28, the 48-hour sale offers savings of up to $1,070 per couple (for a seven-night stay at Grand Bahia Principe in Jamaica), as well as 3x the Loyalty Points for agents.Agents will also accumulate Bahia Principe Rewards with every booking.“Our long-standing partnership is a testimonial to the relationship that we have built throughout the years,” said Frank DeMarinis, President and CEO of TravelBrands. “We are committed to our travel agent partners by offering a roster of top notch suppliers and Bahia Principe Hotels fulfill that commitment year after year. Their dedication to unparalleled service and quality properties is best in their class.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureFor more information go to travelbrandsagent.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Former USVI Tourism Commissioner takes the helm at Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

first_img Posted by TORONTO — The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Beverly Nicholson-Doty as its new Chief Executive Officer.Boasting over 30 years of industry leadership experience, Nicholson-Doty most recently served as Commissioner of Tourism at the USVI Department of Tourism from 2007 to 2018. She brings with her significant experience in marketing, sales and strategic planning in Caribbean travel and tourism, and has developed deep relationships across the airline, cruise, hotel and service industries.Her many achievements include the successful development of the Ports of the Virgin Islands concept that elevates the territory’s port facilities, and the creation of USVI’s strategic Meetings and Incentives (MICE) plan. She was also instrumental in engineering double-digit airline capacity growth over a 10-year period.As SLTA’s CEO, Nicholson-Doty will be responsible for overall management of the organization, including oversight of the development of its marketing and destination services and general administration. She will also work closely with the Board of Directors to achieve overall objectives.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“I look forward to this opportunity. Our team at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will be focused on developing and implementing a strong strategic plan aimed at increasing market share, and even more importantly, increasing visitor spend for maximum return on investment,” she said.For more information go to stlucia.org. Share Tags: CEO, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Travelweek Group center_img Former USVI Tourism Commissioner takes the helm at Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Friday, June 28, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more