Sitting on a boat on a river in West Bengal, India, magician Chanchal Lahiri had others bind him in ropes and chains and prepare to barricade him in a cage down in the water. A day after crews began combing the river to find him, his body – still shackled – washed up late Monday not far from where he had plunged into the water, the Guardian reported. Leading up to Sunday’s stunt, the magician told AFP that he did almost the same stunt more than two decades ago on the Hooghly River, a branch of the Ganges River. “All magic has to be perfect, and it takes a lot of practice, but even with practice, things can go wrong. I don’t know if it was a breathing issue or just not being able to undo the locks.”
June 18, 2019 11:26 UTC
When I need her, I call her.” She described leaving long messages on a voice recorder, as if they’re voice mails for Elias. It’s maybe important to note that I’m as sensitive as a ripening strawberry, and it’s possible that Winfrey meant it with admiration, or curiosity, but. “Woo-woo” is a semi-pejorative term referring to wellness or spiritual practices that are outside of the mainstream; people who are into “woo”-stuff will use it, sometimes, self-deprecatingly. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWIf Oprah Winfrey can’t take in the whole of someone else’s — awkward, maybe freaky — grieving process, what hope is there for the rest of us to understand, or be understood? It’s happened to me, and being what I guess is benignly neglected in grief felt worse than just being alone in it.
June 18, 2019 11:02 UTC
And finding one that also boasts of noteworthy architecture and plentiful green space, is a major accomplishment. Tretti Condos, steps from Wilson subway station, claims to tick all of those boxes. The suites are designed to maximize natural light, with views of lush landscaping. Interior designer Carmen Dragomir, of esQape Design, placed bedrooms on either side of the central living and kitchen area to give them a more spacious feel. And a park by the front door is connected to a 16,000-square-foot green space.
June 18, 2019 10:52 UTC
Matthew Watson was a sports fan long before becoming a tech executive, supporting West Coast teams like the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Seattle Mariners. “Basically all the major leagues for the U.S. and Canada, we’re their exclusive distribution partner for short-form video,” Watson says. “In the U.S., we’ve probably got a 60 per cent penetration of newspaper dot-coms and similar with radio dot-coms and we’re well on our way with native digital sites and also broadcast dot-coms,” Watson says. Revenue comes from advertising that’s shown before its sports videos begin to run. “Just in the U.S., we do about 450 million video views a month and we have over 25 million unique viewers in the U.S. alone with all of our publisher sites.”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW
June 18, 2019 10:52 UTC
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to defuse protests that have rocked the city without stepping down or officially withdrawing a bill that would allow extraditions to China for the first time. “I personally have to shoulder much of the responsibilities,” Lam told reporters Tuesday, in her first public address since suspending the proposal on Saturday. “CHRF does not accept at all Carrie Lam’s so-called apology,” Bonnie Leung, the group’s vice convener, said after Lam spoke. Still, China — her most important backer — said on Monday it continues to “firmly support” Lam and her government. Only people who threw bricks and wielded metal poles against police officers might have committed riot offences, police commissioner Stephen Lo told reporters.
June 18, 2019 10:52 UTC
MADRID - Spanish police say they have freed 11 women, most of them Ukrainian, who travelled to Spain thinking they were taking jobs as hotel chambermaids but were forced to work as prostitutes. The National Police said in a statement Tuesday they believe the international gang had forced more than 200 women into prostitution in the same way since 2015. The statement said the women were lured by online advertisements offering a loan to travel and well-paid hotel jobs in Burgos, a city in northern Spain. After arriving, they were forced under threat of violence to work as prostitutes 10 hours a day, seven days a week. Two Spaniards and two Ukrainians were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and criminal organization, among other crimes.
June 18, 2019 10:41 UTC
The Pentagon responded by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East, including security forces for additional surveillance and intelligence-gathering. The escalation of American military might was aimed at deterring Iran and calming allies worried about the safety of strategic shipping lanes . Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, insisted Tuesday that while “we do not wage war with any nation,” Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWSome supporters of the multinational nuclear deal blamed the Trump administration for Iran’s provocative announcements, saying they were predictable given the renewed U.S. pressure. Under the deal, Iran can keep a stockpile of no more than 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of low-enriched uranium.
June 18, 2019 10:34 UTC
There was plenty of fathering going on at Commonwealth Stadium surrounding Fathers Day weekend. Coming in, Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Trevor Harris’s two-year-old son, T.J., has gotten to take over on the turf after his dad is done practising, since Harris’s family arrived following the close of training camp. And coming out of it, general manager Brock Sunderland was showing his dad, Marv — a National Football League scout of more than 40 years — around Commonwealth Stadium during Monday’s practice. But while football is obviously generational in the Sunderland family, time will tell what’s in store for the next generation of Harris. “As long as he does things he’s passionate about and he does them with everything he’s got.
June 18, 2019 09:56 UTC
An employee has been fired from a bar in Changsha, central China, after replying to her manager with an OK emoji on instant messaging app WeChat. The manager tagged the employee in the team’s WeChat group last week, asking her to send over some meeting documents, and took issue with her response. “You should use text to reply to the message if you have received it, don’t you know the rules?” the manager replied. “Is this your acknowledgement of receipt?”A few minutes later he told the employee to contact the human resources department and sort out her resignation. “This is a real case, the resignation is still processing,” the employee told online media platform Btime.
June 18, 2019 09:32 UTC
Creating its own globe-spanning currency — one that could conceivably threaten banks, national currencies and the privacy of users — isn’t likely to dampen regulators’ interest in Facebook. The digital currency, called Libra, is scheduled to launch sometime in the next six to 12 months. Calibra pledges that it won’t share transaction data from details of Libra user’s financials with Facebook unless compelled to do so in criminal cases. Calibra won’t require users to have a Facebook account to make a free wallet. Libra partners will create incentives to get people and merchants to use the coin.
June 18, 2019 09:22 UTC
PARIS - Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday. Confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart, the official said Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the awarding of the tournament. French financial prosecutors have been investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and previously questioned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Platini told the AP in 2015 that he “might have told” American officials that he would vote for the United States bid. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWQatar’s methods to bring the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time have been subject to investigations by FIFA.
June 18, 2019 09:07 UTC
That means 24 to 29 per cent of all the corporate income tax legally due in Canada didn't get paid that year. Since 2014, the agency has been gathering tips from the public about Canadians engaging in offshore tax avoidance and evasion through its Offshore Tax Informant Program. When all the reports are added together, tax evasion costs Canadians between $21.8 billion and $26 billion per year. “The current international corporate tax architecture is fundamentally out of date,” she wrote. “The ease with which multinationals seem able to avoid tax and the three-decade-long decline in corporate tax rates compromise faith in the fairness of the international system.”
June 18, 2019 09:01 UTC
Nicholas Taylor’s release from the Edmonton Eskimos lasted all of one week. The coverage linebacker was back in the fold Monday, after having been one of 17 players cut at the end of training camp June 9. You’ve just got to deal with it,” said Taylor, who was practising Monday after having been signed to the Eskimos practice squad in the wake of an upper-body injury to Don Unamba in Friday’s season opener. How much is too much for the current crop of Eskimos to be asked about Mike Reilly this week? “So all my guys know now what I mean by those three guys (Alouettes quarterbacks).
June 18, 2019 09:00 UTC
——ELECTION TOOL LOOKS AT ETHNIC VOTE IMPACTSA new tool launching today will help voters learn what federal issues are resonating in ethnic media and the potential effect on voting in this fall’s election. Together, they created a website called Diversityvotes.ca, that ties comprehensive statistics about Canada’s minority communities with ethnic media stories. Brock Eurchuk made the comments Monday during a public inquest into his son Elliot’s death and will continue his testimony today. — Library and Archives Canada makes an announcement today on the design of the first federal net-zero carbon facility. — Statistics Canada will release today its monthly survey of manufacturing for April.
June 18, 2019 08:15 UTC
MIAMI - A Florida police officer has been found guilty of culpable negligence for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man’s caretaker. News outlets report North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda was found not guilty Monday of attempted manslaughter. Arnaldo Rios Soto fled his group home in 2016 with a shiny silver toy truck. A passerby reported a possibly armed man, and police soon surrounded Soto and caretaker Charles Kinsey.
June 18, 2019 06:33 UTC