Madhavan’s next film is on ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan

first_imgAfter a four-year break, Madhavan returned to silver screen with the super hit Irudhi Suttru in 2016. He then went on to deliver another blockbuster titled Vikram Vedha.Currently, the actor is busy with a handful of projects in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.According to the latest report, Madhavan will work on an untitled biopic based on the life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. National Award-winning filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan will be directing this film in Tamil, English and Hindi.In an interview to an entertainment website, director Ananth said, “I heard about the ISRO spy case and how Nambi Narayanan, who was charged with espionage, fought to prove his innocence. When I met this gentleman, I learned the whole story behind his life. Unfortunately, it was the spy case that brought him to limelight whereas he should have been known for a much better reason.”Ananth further added that he will treat the biopic as an international film.”For a film like this, we cannot think of an actor who is not educated or aware. The actor should not only be in tune with just politics and general awareness but science itself. And Madhavan is an electronics engineer, and he knows science and what rockets are. He also had a stint in Indian Air Force training. I think Madhavan is the only Indian actor qualified to do this part because he is a thinking actor who is also well-read.”Madhavan is expected to sport three different looks in the film.”His character starts as 27-year-old Nambi Narayanan in Princeton and goes on till he is 70. So we are shooting the film in three stages: first in his early thirties to mid-forties, next from mid-forties to late fifties – that’s when the spy case actually happens and finally in his seventies, where he recalls everything. He has to undergo the transformations for each phase. He is going to do all by himself,” the director revealed.advertisementThe untitled film will go on floors in a month or two. The film will have English portions shot in Princeton and Russia, and Tamil portions in Sriharikota.ALSO SEE | Madhavan’s transformation for Maara will make you go weak in the kneesALSO WATCH | Hype about Tanu Weds Manu frightens us: Kangna and Madhavanlast_img read more

Cheng to pay 400000 under OSC settlement in Amaya insider tipping case

first_imgTORONTO – A former money manager involved in insider tipping of information about Amaya Gaming Group Inc. has agreed to pay a $350,000 penalty and $50,000 in investigation costs as part of a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission.Under the conditions of the settlement approved today, former co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Aston Hill Asset Management Benedict Cheng is prohibited from trading any securities or derivatives for six years.Among other things, Cheng is also prohibited from becoming or acting as a director, or officer of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager for six years as well.In 2014, Cheng learned about Amaya’s impending acquisition of the parent company of online gambling site PokerStars because funds he managed agreed to participate in the financing for the transaction.Before the acquisition was publicly announced in June 2014, Cheng informed his Aston Hill subordinate, senior vice president John David Rothstein, and said he could pass on the information to others.Also as part of the settlement, Cheng has agreed to co-operate with OSC staff in its ongoing investigation into illegal insider activities in securities of Amaya, including testifying as a witness.“Mr. Cheng’s involvement in insider tipping was a serious breach of Ontario securities law,” said OSC commissioner Mark Sandler in his oral reasons for the settlement approval. “The improper use of insider information leads to unfair advantages for those who use it and can undermine confidence in the integrity and fairness of public markets.”last_img read more

UPDATED – Edmonton Police issue Amber Alert for 8 yearold

first_imgUPDATE #2 – The Amber Alert for Noah Ducharme has been cancelled. Noah and his mother were located in Calgary at 5:30 am. Noah is unharmed. Thankyou to everyone who shared the information about the Amber Alert. #yeg #yycUPDATE as of 11pm pacific – They are now believed to be travelling in a 2002 Buick Century with Alberta plate M A E 9 0 3 in the Calgary, Alberta area. It is believed that Noah is in imminent danger. ORIGINAL STORY – EDMONTON, A.B. – Edmonton Police have issued an amber alert for 8-year-old Noah Ducharme. Police say he was taken from Waverley Elementary School in Edmonton at 2:50 p.m. mountain time.  Noah is described as age 8, male, 4 FT., 70 lbs, short brown hair, wearing a dark green hoodie, light coloured jeans, yellow and black Nike prescription glasses.Police believe Noah was abducted by his mother Brianne Hjalte described as age 31, Indigenous female, 5 FT., 7 inches, 180 lbs, dark shoulder length hair, wearing a dark jacket, dark pants.They left the area on foot westbound on 89 avenue.Police say they are travelling in a 2008 Silver, Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate Z W K 8 4 4. It is believed that Noah is in imminent danger.Do not approach the suspect. Please call the Edmonton Police at 780-423-4567 if you have any information.last_img read more

Is federal carbon tax killing jobs Experts say answer isnt black and

first_imgREGINA — The Saskatchewan government says the federal carbon tax is killing jobs, but experts and even the province’s trade minister say it’s not that easy to calculate.The government reports that jobs are down in the oil and gas sector by about 1,400 and by another 1,500 in mining compared with July 2018.The province brought in its own tax on excess emissions from heavy industry in January, but consumers became subject to the federal carbon tax in April, because Saskatchewan did not have its own pricing deemed acceptable by Ottawa. The province is taking its challenge of the federal tax to the Supreme Court. At the same time as Saskatchewan voices its concerns, the province reports an increase of more than 12,000 mostly private-sector jobs in the last year.Harrison says job growth and the carbon tax’s effect on employment are not “mutually exclusive.”“The fact that we’ve been creating private-sector jobs outside of the energy sector, outside of the mining sector, speaks to a wonderful entrepreneurial spirit in the province.”Trent Wotherspoon, finance critic for the NDP Opposition, says the government is playing “fast and loose” with an important file and didn’t even factor in potential costs of the carbon tax in its last budget. “You’re not going to be able to directly link exactly to the carbon tax,” Trade Minister Jeremy Harrison told The Canadian Press in a recent interview.“It is killing jobs because it’s making us less competitive.”One of Premier Scott Moe’s arguments against the tax is that it costs jobs.Harrison concedes job losses in the energy sector are not the result of any sole factor, but a confluence of different issues.He points to a lack of new pipelines as well as to federal legislation that overhauls how large energy projects are approved and restricts tankers off the British Columbia coast. He says those things put Canada at a competitive disadvantage compared to other jurisdictions.The carbon tax is another layer, says Harrison, although he adds it’s hard to measure its immediate impact over a short period of time.center_img Alberta comes at the numbers from a different position.The NDP there brought in a provincial carbon tax when it was in power, but Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives got rid of it not long after they won the April election.An email from the Environment Department says economic modelling estimates the repeal will create 6,000 new, full-time private-sector jobs and increase GDP by $1.3 billion.Alberta is also challenging the federal tax, which Ottawa says it will apply to the province in the new year.Some experts say not enough time has passed and not enough research has been done to know what impact federal carbon pricing is having on jobs.Trevor Tombe, an economics professor at the University of Calgary, points to two studies published in recent years that examine British Columbia’s carbon tax.One study concludes the province’s revenue-neutral tax doesn’t hurt employment. It says while jobs in “carbon-intensive and trade-sensitive industries” were affected, employment rose in clean industries.The other study reports between one to two per cent increases in unemployment rates among men with low to medium education levels.“It’s not at all clear that B.C. has had employment losses. Maybe it has if you look in certain specific areas, but it’s not an economy-wide issue,” says Tombe.“Looking at the question in a black-and-white way is probably not the right way for these particular leaders to go about doing it.”He adds that the carbon tax is likely to result in a lower rate of economic growth until it reaches its maximum of $50 a tonne in 2022. He says any action to reduce emissions comes with an economic cost in terms of GDP growth.Brett Dolter, an economics professor at the University of Regina, says statements that the carbon tax is “job-killing” need to be tested.“Any analysis of the impact … would need to consider that 90 per cent of the revenue raised through the carbon tax is returned to households through rebates on their income tax returns,” he wrote in an email.“People will still have money to spend, but they may spend it on goods and service that pollute less, and jobs will shift accordingly.”Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ohio State reclaims No 1 ranking in both polls

With two wins this week, coupled with a loss by previously No. 1-ranked Duke, Ohio State has ascended to the top of The Associated Press‘ Top 25 poll for the second time this season. The Buckeyes (27-2, 14-2 Big Ten) were previously No. 1 for a four-week stretch, Week 11 to Week 14, before a loss at Wisconsin moved them out of the top spot. OSU received 45 first-place votes, with No. 2 Kansas and No. 3 BYU receiving 14 and five first-place votes, respectively. Duke, which still received a lone first-place vote despite its loss to unranked Virginia Tech on Saturday, is tied at No. 4 with Pittsburgh. OSU’s 27-2 start to the season is the best under coach Thad Matta and with two games remaining in the regular season, the Buckeyes are first in the Big Ten, one game ahead of second-place Purdue. The Boilermakers are ranked No. 6. The Buckeyes are also No. 1 in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. OSU jumped from No. 3 despite No. 2 Kansas winning both its games last week. read more

Rooney scores for DC in the MLS

first_imgNew DC United signing Wayne Rooney opened his scoring account for the club as Bayern-bound also scores twice for Vancouver Whitecaps.Wayne Rooney marked his match as captain of DC United with his Major League Soccer (MLS) goal.The former Manchester United captain opened his scoring account with a goal during DC United’s last-gasp 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids.England’s all-time top scorer opened the scoring for DC United in the 33rd minute calmly slotting the ball through the legs of former United teammate Tim Howard after receiving a pass from Luciano Acosta.Colorado Rapids equalized on the 82nd-minute mark through Kellyn Acosta, but DC secured all three points on home soil in the 90th minute when Rapids’ Niki Jackson put through his own goal.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…Rooney was left with five stitches after a broken nose and a gash above his left eye after putting in a gritty performance on his debut as captain.“I don’t think this is the first time he has bled in a game,” DC head coach Bren Olsen said, according to FourFourTwo.“It shows how much this means to him putting his face and body on the line. He’s a tough guy and I’m sure he’ll be alright.”“He has been fantastic in every way we wanted him to be for this group with his leadership and goal-scoring abilities and I hope it can continue to get better.”last_img read more

Liverpool Wijnaldum bares it all about failed move to Spurs

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he almost joined Tottenham Hotspur back in 2016.Jurgen Klopp signed the Holland international for Liverpool from Newcastle United, but he reveals he held talks with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.“I had a really good conversation with Pochettino but we didn’t come to an agreement. Not just me, Newcastle also didn’t come to an agreement with Tottenham,” Wijnaldum said, according to Liverpool Echo.“When I spoke with Jurgen, he made me feel really good. He gave me a lot of confidence because he said he liked my way of playing football.”“Three days after our meeting, they had reached a deal and that gave me a good feeling as well. I didn’t think twice. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I wanted to make the transfer and I’m happy that I did.“The fans welcomed me from the start here. I think they appreciate that I give 100% every game and do my best always for Liverpool. If they can see that you are willing to do ever”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Speaking about Klopp improving him as a player, Wijnaldum said:“He is always busy making the team better and also trying to make you better as an individual. He has great attention to detail.“He shows you situations in a game where he feels you could have done better. During training he makes it very clear what he wants to see. He asks a lot from players. He asks for a lot of concentration, he asks for a lot of hard work.”“It’s not always easy, you know how players how. Sometimes you aren’t 100% concentrated and you might think ‘I can do things a bit easier today’. But with him you always have to be 100% concentrated and give everything you have.”last_img read more

Mateo Kovacic can imagine staying at Chelsea

first_imgMateo Kovacic is enjoying life at Chelsea and can see himself sticking around, but accepts it’s Real Madrid who have the final sayThe 24-year-old midfielder is currently on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea after struggling for regular opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu.Kovacic has since established himself as a key member of the Chelsea team with 22 appearances made in all competitions this term.And the Croatia international is very pleased with how things have turned out for him at Stamford Bridge.“I think it [a loan switch] was the most important thing I did for now in my career,” Kovacic told Sky Sports.“It was a step I wanted a lot, I wanted to come here. I say thank you to my previous club, to Chelsea as well, who wanted me a lot. I am enjoying it and I like it a lot here.“For now, I am happy here. The city is amazing, the club is one of the best in the world, and my team-mates are great.”As for a permanent switch to Chelsea, Kovacic revealed he’s open to the idea but conceded it’s Real who will make the last call on his future.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I need to respect my previous club, Real Madrid. I can imagine myself staying here, but I have a contract I need to respect, and that is what I will do,” added Kovacic.“For now, my business is to give my best every day.”Meanwhile, Real have been strongly linked with one of Kovacic’s new teammates in Eden Hazard – who has asked him about life at Los Blancos.“For me, he is an incredible player,” said Kovacic on Hazard.“I did not know he was that good and he can easily be one of the two or three best players in the world.“He asked me how it was there [at Real] but we are looking forward to having a great season together, to be fully concentrated on Chelsea.“He is focused a lot on doing great things with Chelsea.”Chelsea will face Watford today in the Premier League with kick-off set for 20:30 (CET).last_img read more

Caroline Blalock Named Inside Lacrosse Preseason AllAmerican

first_imgFor the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville lacrosse sophomore Caroline Blalock has been named preseason All-American honorable mention by Inside Lacrosse. A team captain for the second consecutive season, Blalock was named All-ACC Second Team, ILWomen All-Rookie Team and IWLCA All Region Second Team at the conclusion of her freshman season. She played in all 17 games with 14 starts, leading the team with 43 goals, 55 points, and 24 caused turnovers. Her 1.41 caused turnovers per game led the team and ranked fourth in the ACC, while her 2.41 ground balls per game ranked fifth in the ACC. She scored a career-high five goals vs. Robert Morris and six times scored four goals (Marquette, Butler, Coastal Caroline, Duke, Mercer, Virginia). She led the team with nine hat tricks. Story Links The Cardinals open the 2019 season at Northwestern on Friday, Feb. 8. After three road contests to start the year, they host Mercer on Sunday, Feb. 24.last_img read more