The raw deal with raw water: Fears of a few can lead to the doubts of many

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I was recently in the midst of a battle with a broken water softener. I was made aware of the problem via an aggravating beeping sound coming from the basement — the “error” alarm on the water softener.Within hours I discovered that my thrice-filtered well water had gone from clear to an unsettling iron orange color. I determined the problem, ordered the part and got the water softener issue resolved as quickly as possible. Filtered, treated, softened water is a very good thing that I really appreciate.In the midst of the multiple-day water softening fiasco at my house, I read an article about the rise in popularity of a new, trendy beverage craze — raw water. According to the New York Times, raw water contains probiotics or “healthful bacteria” not found in city water or bottled water subjected to filtration that removes beneficial minerals. The “raw water” is said to be sourced from pristine natural springs and sells for staggering dollar figures of up to $60 a gallon. From a related New York Times article:The founder of Live Water, Mukhande Singh, started selling spring water from Opal Springs in Culver, Ore., three years ago, but it was a small local operation until this year. Marketing materials show Mr. Singh (né Christopher Sanborn) sitting naked and cross-legged on a hot spring, his long brown hair flowing over his chest.Pure water can be obtained by using a reverse osmosis filter, the gold standard of home water treatment, but for Mr. Singh, the goal is not pristine water, per se. “You’re going to get 99 percent of the bad stuff out,” he said. “But now you have dead water.”He said “real water” should expire after a few months. His does. “It stays most fresh within one lunar cycle of delivery,” he said. “If it sits around too long, it’ll turn green. People don’t even realize that because all their water’s dead, so they never see it turn green.”Mr. Singh believes that public water has been poisoned. “Tap water? You’re drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them,” he said. “Chloramine, and on top of that they’re putting in fluoride. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it’s a mind-control drug that has no benefit to our dental health.”The untreated, unfiltered and unsterilized raw water fad is big business in some areas, including San Francisco. I suppose it is certainly the prerogative of those with the means to buy raw water to do so. There are, however, growing concerns about the raw water’s high costs, incentive for trespassing on private property to collect and public safety.As it turns out, water is filtered and treated for many good reasons, dysentery prevention, for one. Treating water has been a tremendous human health benefit because it removes bacteria, parasites, pesticides, and other contaminants. As a result, outbreaks from water-associated diseases are low in the United States where the water is treated. In parts of the developing world, though, limited access to clean, treated water is a real problem and issues including cholera are real threats to human health.And water contaminants are not just problems in far-off places. From a recent Food Chat article from the Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences by Tracy Turner and  Abigail Snyder with OSU Extension:…There were some 42 waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water in the United States from 2013 to 2014, resulting in at least 1,006 cases of illnesses, 124 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths, according to the CDC. Ohio was among those impacted states.The biggest culprit was Legionella, which was associated with 57% of these outbreaks and all of the deaths, the CDC said.One way to deter such waterborne disease outbreaks is through effective water treatment and regulations, which can protect public drinking water supplies in the United States, the CDC said.And those consumers who want to take additional precautions when camping, hiking, or traveling to regions without strict water treatment programs can find additional information on filtration, boiling, and other practices from the CDC website.It’s important to note that just because something is labeled natural, unprocessed, or raw, doesn’t automatically mean that it is healthy or better for you. And while there are some foods and drinks that are safe to consume raw, water is not one of them.In addition to the concern that the raw water trend could make people sick, it is also one more effort undermining science and a means for spreading doubts from the fringes to the mainstream. Whether it is genetically modified foods, pasteurized milk or treated water, if the unscientific fears of a few turn into doubts for many, there can be real consequences for the supplies of food and water society depends upon, particularly for those with the lowest incomes.I am proud to work within an industry where so many people stand up for the way they do things on the farm to address the unfounded fears of people who don’t know any better. So many dedicated farm folks have gone to great lengths to open up their barn doors to show others what they do and how they do it in an effort to combat the same kinds of fears that have led to the growing popularity of raw water. These efforts go a long way to not only highlight the positive things being done in agriculture, but also eliminate unfounded fears before they can even get started.I appreciate the people and the science behind some pretty amazing things we often take for granted — including clean water and the safest, lowest cost food system in the history of the world. Taking things for granted for too long leads to some very strange developments, such as irrational fears about genetic modification, dangerous raw milk consumption and now, cross-legged long-haired naked guys selling high-dollar raw water and making a killing with every lunar cycle.I happen to be a big fan of science and the wonderful benefits it brings to my food and my well water, which courtesy of a functional water softener, costs much less than $60 a gallon and keeps the Reese house dysentery-free in every phase of the moon.last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly bids adieu to competitive cricket

first_imgSourav Ganguly.India’s most successful captain – the man who single-handedly galvanised a bunch of talented players into a winning side – won’t play again. The God on the off-side has announced his retirement from competitive cricket. Sourav Ganguly made this announcement during an exclusive interview with Headlines Today executive editor Rahul Kanwal.  Breaking his silence on the IPL controversy, he said, he was playing Ranji only to stay fit for the league. And he doesn’t see any possibility of playing IPL again. So he’s hanging up his boots. Speaking to Headlines Today, he said: “I have already retired from international cricket. I was playing Ranji cricket only to stay fit for IPL. I see no possibility of playing IPL any more. And now I don’t see any point in playing competitive cricket again.” But he expressed disappointment at not finding a place in 10 IPL teams in which 70 Indians were selected. “I had the runs. Players of my age, Gilchrist, Dravid and Laxman are still actively involved. I haven’t been able to put the finger in the button why I was left out. Cricketing logic and past form suggests I should have been picked. There are several reasons I could have been dropped, but not for cricket.” So there will be no resurrection for the man, who like a phoenix has sprung surprises, every time people thought his innings was over. But Ganguly doesn’t feel betrayed by Shah Rukh Khan. “SRK spoke to me about a possible role as KKR mentor. I don’t think KKR needs a mentor. I see no role there. The team already has enough expertise in Whatmore and Akram. I wanted to play and not mentor the team. I didn’t see myself in the sort of a role Kumble has chosen.” To put it more succinctly, he said: “We are in a profession, where we get selected. Opinions differ. But I thought I deserved a place.” But such is his love for the Kolkata outfit that he was disappointed over how the team has been handled, especially over the past two seasons. “I agree KKR didn’t do well. We had the acumen to deliver, but suffered a confidence problem. I felt there was panic every time we lost. There was panic among the owners, panic among the players. But you need continuity in a team to deliver like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. When we don’t win 3 seasons in a row, there’s an opportunity to rebuild. I understand KKR felt they deserved better and when they got an opportunity to rebuild the team, they wanted to bring in some fresh faces.” His passion for the game won’t die. His IPL dream flickered when Kochi wanted him after the auctions. But the franchises put a spanner in the works. And Ganguly was left in the cold again. “I was very disappointed when the franchises stalled the repurchase. The rules of the IPL have been changed in the past. Every rule in sport should give an opportunity to play, not keep them out. Whether it’s Sourav Ganguly today or some other player sometime.” Ganguly junked the theory floated by some franchises that he brings baggage with him and indulges in politics. “I have played cricket, 5 years as captain and 8 years under different skippers. I have helped in building what Team India is today. And this doesn’t come by playing politics.” And the man who along with Sachin was part of one of the most destructive opening pairs in history won’t swing the willow again. Rather, he will still be part of the game, but not on the field. “I am mentally preparing myself for an administrator’s role at some stage. I would love to be part of the Cricket Association of Bengal at some point of my life. I also would love to coach the Indian cricket team as well.” Cricket Association of Bengal is home turf. But the Bengal Tiger could also eye the chair of the Indian Cricket Board. Nothing is impossible for the unputdownable Dada.advertisementlast_img read more

Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers over short-handed Raptors

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 76ers, though, would’ve liked it to come against a full contingent.“I was disappointed, too,” said Simmons, whose point total was a season high.The Raptors led by as many as seven in the opening half and were within range entering the break trailing 65-59. But the 76ers took advantage of Toronto’s many missing players in the second half, methodically pulling away.“A little too much for us tonight,” Nurse said. “We just didn’t have enough.”Philadelphia led by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter.CHRISTMAS PRESENTThe 76ers next play on Christmas night on Boston, something Embiid and Simmons are eagerly anticipating.“I love playing against those guys,” Embiid said. “I like their physicality. I like their toughness. It’s fun. We’re going to have a blast.”Said Simmons: “I think it’s going to be an amazing experience.”CHRISTMAS COAL Embiid scored 23 of his points in the opening 24 minutes.“They really had nothing to stop him in the first half,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.Leonard was held out of the lineup to rest on the second game of a back-to-back after scoring a season-high 37 points in the Raptors’ 126-110 home win over Cleveland on Friday night. Toronto coach Nick Nurse said prior to Saturday’s contest that Leonard may be available for the second game of a back-to-back going forward.Ibaka missed his third straight contest with a sore right knee, while Valanciunas is sidelined for at least three more weeks after having thumb surgery. Lowry and Danny Green returned after missing time with injuries. Lowry sat out the last four contests with a sore left thigh and Green watched Friday’s win with a sore left knee.It was Philadelphia’s third victory in the last 23 games against the Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT Paul George has 43 and 14 as Thunder hold off Jazz In spite of being one of the premier teams in the league, Toronto isn’t one of the 10 clubs being featured on Christmas, something Nurse admitted was disappointing.“I think it’s a marquee day to play,” he said. “I think our team would’ve liked to play.”FULTZ UPDATEThe 76ers are unsure if Markelle Fultz will play again this season.The 20-year-old Fultz was diagnosed this month with thoracic outlet syndrome and is doing physical therapy in Los Angeles. General manager Elton Brand said prior to Saturday’s game against Toronto that he has no timetable for Fultz’s return to basketball activities.Brand said it was “to be determined” if Fultz will play again this season.“I can’t say right now,” Brand said.The GM expects to update Fultz’s situation in “a few weeks.”Fultz was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, but his career has been sidetracked by injuries and ineffectiveness.TIP-INS JJ Redick added 22 points for the 76ers, who pulled within 2½ games of first-place Toronto in the Atlantic Division.Pascal Siakam scored 26 points and Kyle Lowry added 20 for the Raptors, who slipped to 25-10. Toronto played without two-time defensive player of the year Kawhi Leonard, as well as Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAnd it’s the absences that had Embiid downplaying the victory.“It was a good win, but to me it doesn’t mean anything,” he said. MOST READ View comments Raptors: The Raptors won both previous meetings between the teams this season, 129-112 on Oct. 30, and 113-102 on Dec. 5. Both of those games were in Toronto, where the Raptors have won 13 in a row over Philadelphia. . Leonard has never lost in 12 career meetings with Philadelphia.76ers: Former Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell in the pregame. . The teams will play once more in the regular season, on Feb. 5 in Philadelphia. … Embiid, Simmons and Jimmy Butler all received technical fouls.UP NEXTRaptors: At Miami on Wednesday.76ers: Start five-game road trip at Boston on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers weren’t too excited after their latest win.Embiid had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and Philadelphia routed the short-handed Toronto Raptors 126-101 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

FRENCH OPEN 2019: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ 2019 Match Record: 19-52019 Singles Titles: 1Career Singles Titles: 3Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — Australian Open (2019), U.S. Open (2018)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-Lost in 3rd Round, 2017-1st, 2016-3rd, 2015-Did Not Play, 2014-DNPADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams of the United States, returns a shot against Germany’s Julia Georges during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:___ADVERTISEMENT Age: 292019 Match Record: 28-82019 Singles Titles: 2Career Singles Titles: 27Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — Wimbledon (2011, 2014)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-3rd, 2017-2nd, 2016-3rd, 2015-4th, 2014-3rdAces: Pulled out of Rome with a left calf issue. … Is third on tour in aces this year, but also has hit by far the most double-faults.Topspin: Since getting to the 2012 semifinals at Roland Garros, only has been past the third round once. Her strong lefty strokes and recent form on clay could mean that changes this year.___SLOANE STEPHENS Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — French Open (2018)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-Won Championship, 2017-Runner-Up, 2016-4th, 2015-2nd, 2014-RUAces: Among the WTA’s top 10 in break points converted and first-serve percentage in 2019. … Pulled out of Italian Open with hamstring problem, but said she was sure she’d be OK for Paris.Topspin: Tries to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time. Her movement and defense-to-offense skills have carried her to three of the past five finals at Roland Garros.___KIKI BERTENSRanked: 4Country: NetherlandsAge: 272019 Match Record: 26-10 Aces: After going 1-6 against top-10 opponents in 2018, she is 6-4 in those matches in 2019. … Played cricket while away from the tour for nearly two years after the 2014 U.S. Open.Topspin: After major breakthroughs at the Australian Open in January and when she collected the title at the Miami Open in March, seems poised to show big improvement on her 2-5 career record at the French Open.___SERENA WILLIAMSRanked: 10Country: United StatesAge: 372019 Match Record: 7-22019 Singles Titles: 0Career Singles Titles: 72Grand Slam Singles Titles: 23 — French Open (2002, 2013, 2015), Australian Open (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017), Wimbledon (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016), U.S. Open (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-4th, 2017-DNP, 2016-RU, 2015-W, 2014-2ndAces: Back in the top 10 this year after dropping out of the top 400 while away from the tour to have a baby. … After missing about 1½ years of majors, reached two Grand Slam finals in 2018. … Pulled out of last two tournaments because of injured left knee.Topspin: Comes to Paris with only one clay-court match since last year’s French Open. There’s also uncertainty about the status of her knee. So while she’s always considered a favorite, no matter the site or surface, when she is healthy, it is hard to know what to expect from her this time around.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2019 Singles Titles: 2Career Singles Titles: 9Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: SF, French Open (2016)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-3rd, 2017-2nd, 2016-SF, 2015-1st, 2014-4thAces: Ranks in the tour’s top two in aces and service points won this season. … Hit 20 aces in one match. … At past three clay events, went semifinals-title-semifinals.Topspin: Has the game and the confidence to go far in Paris. Many in tennis think she is ready to play well deep into the second week at a major tournament.___PETRA KVITOVARanked: 6Country: Czech Republic Japanese sumo vs Trump’s WWE: big differences in clash of big men Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ___ASH BARTYRanked: 8Country: AustraliaAge: 232019 Match Record: 24-52019 Singles Titles: 1Career Singles Titles: 4Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: QF, Australian Open (2019)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-2nd, 2017-1st, 2016-DNP, 2015-DNP, 2014-1stcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP NAOMI OSAKARanked: 1FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCountry: JapanAge: 21 Aces: After going only 5-4 on clay last year, heads to Paris with a 7-1 mark on the surface in 2019. … Withdrew with injuries from tournaments in Stuttgart (abdominal muscle) and Rome (thumb).Topspin: Big hitting carried her to two Grand Slam titles in a row on hard courts. Clay presents different challenges.___SIMONA HALEPRanked: 3Country: RomaniaAge: 272019 Match Record: 23-82019 Singles Titles: 0Career Singles Titles: 18 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Ranked: 7Country: United StatesAge: 262019 Match Record: 14-92019 Singles Titles: 0Career Singles Titles: 6Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open (2017)Last 5 French Opens: 2018-RU, 2017-DNP, 2016-3rd, 2015-4th, 2014-4thAces: Recently hired coach Sven Groeneveld, who has worked with such past French Open champions as Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic.Topspin: Run to last year’s final in Paris showed that Stephens is capable of winning a Grand Slam championship on clay to go with her hard-court title from the U.S. Open.last_img read more


first_imgPresident of the South Australian Touch Association Mr Darren Ball and the Treasurer Mr Jarrod Millhouse signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Touch Football Australia on Wednesday 11 April 2007 that will guide the concerned parties in managing the liquid funds of the organisation after dissolution.                                                                                    The purpose of the MOU is to form a committee made up of members from the SA community (via the State Council) and the TFA in order to manage the liquid assets left after the dissolution of SATA. The expenditure of these assets is controlled by rules within the MOU and centres on the SATA Strategic Plan and the ongoing TFA Strategic Plan. The document has been drafted over the past 6 months by Darren Ball, Gavin Macdonald and the TFA Legal Consultant Miss Mel Mallam in consultation with the entire Executive and other independent parties. This document is a landmark in the process and shows the benefits and relationships that the unification model can present. The signing of the MOU now allows the South Australian Touch Association to physically begin the steps towards dissolution which will consist of a few key events.The most important of these events are the two Special General Meetings that will be required. Touch Football South Australia will be sending information to all Affiliate Presidents with details of what is required. Outside of this TFA, TFA SA Office Staff, the Executive and the newly formed State Executive Council will be working behind the scenes to ensure that every possible contingency is checked and carried out on time.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal rout

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pulled up Fabinho after their thrashing of Arsenal.After the 5-1 win, Klopp admits he wanted better from the Brazil midfielder.Klopp said: “Fabinho hit two very average passes and he was shaky in the next couple of moments. That can happen – it’s all part of the process.”Football is a game full of mistakes and it’s how you deal with it. “Then we could bring Jordan Henderson on and he was so fresh. Arsenal didn’t have a lot of chances but that allowed us to close all the space in midfield.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Woman arrested after LGBTQ group protests at Hamilton mayors house

first_imgThe Canadian Press Hamilton police say they’ve made an arrest after a group of LGBTQ demonstrators showed up at the mayor’s house Friday morning.Police say about 20 protesters showed up at Mayor Fred Eisenberger’s house at about 7:15 a.m., banging on the door and planting signs on the lawn that said, “Mayor doesn’t care about Queer People.”They say they’ve since laid numerous charges against a 33-year-old woman, including theft under $5,000, criminal harassment and mischief. They say the woman was not granted bail.The protest follows an altercation at a Hamilton Pride event earlier this month that saw a physical confrontation between attendees and two anti-Pride groups that has led to five arrests.Video of Friday morning’s protest that was posted on social media, including on Eisenberger’s own Twitter account, shows demonstrators shouting and playing instruments.Eisenberger tweeted that he and his family were woken up by the disturbance, which he called “unacceptable.”“This morning, my family and I were awoken to over 20 agitators at my home, yelling profanities, leaving signs on my lawn and banging on my door,” Eisenberger wrote on Twitter.“Harassment of my family, my neighbours or anyone is crossing the line.”last_img read more

Late Chicago photographers acclaimed photos at centre of Canadian court battle

first_imgIn a statement of claim filed with the court, Maier’s estate says Goldstein started producing unauthorized prints from the Maier negatives in 2010 and sold them for well over $1,000 each, and often much higher. The claim also says Goldstein improperly used Maier images in books and public exhibitions. Advertisement Maier did not leave a will and no legal heirs have been identified, meaning the public administrator for Cook County, Ill., has power to protect her estate’s assets and enforce copyright interests. Advertisement She has since won wide admiration for her deftly composed vignettes of life in New York and Chicago, which capture strolling women in furs, carefree children and white-hatted sailors. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The statement says Bulger, who has mounted Maier exhibitions at his gallery, has profited from the negatives without the estate’s consent. The bulk of Maier’s work is now controlled by John Maloof, who bought a box of her negatives in the hope of finding some useful images for a book project on a Chicago neighbourhood. He eventually posted some of the pictures online, generating intense interest and sparking a career archiving and promoting Maier’s work. Another collector, Jeffrey Goldstein, acquired much of Maier’s remaining archive. Three years ago he sold some 17,000 black-and-white negatives and slides to Stephen Bulger, who runs a gallery on Toronto’s Queen Street West. Twitter OTTAWA — The estate of a Chicago photographer whose vivid street scenes have won her posthumous plaudits is asking a Canadian court to prohibit a Toronto gallery from showing or selling her work. The administrator is asking the Federal Court of Canada to prevent Bulger from reproducing, selling or showing the photographer’s work. Login/Register With: The statement alleges Goldstein sold the negatives to Bulger because the buyer was located “outside the United States,” and that the parties in the transaction believed the move would make it more difficult for the estate to enforce copyright beyond “the reach of U.S. courts.” Maloof reached a confidential agreement last year with the public administrator concerning his trove of Maier images.By: Jim Bronskill The estate wants the court to issue temporary and permanent injunctions prohibiting the gallery from displaying or selling the images. It is also seeking an award of damages. This undated photograph provided on Jan. 6, 2011 by Maloof Colection Ltd. shows an undated and untitled self portrait of Vivian Maier. The estate of Vivian Maier, a Chicago photographer whose vivid street portraits have won her posthumous plaudits, is asking a Canadian court to prohibit a Toronto gallery from exhibiting her work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Maloof Collection Ltd., Vivian Maier The tens of thousands of photos she took came to public attention after being discovered in storage and auctioned off in lots to several different buyers. Many of her images remained undeveloped in film canisters. Facebook Advertisement Sana Halwani, a lawyer for the Bulger Gallery, said her client intends to file a defence with the court. Vivian Maier, a long-time nanny who quietly pursued her passion for photography, died in obscurity eight years ago at age 83. Maloof teamed up with producer Charlie Siskel on the 2013 documentary film “Finding Vivian Maier,” a chronicle of her life — and the stunning discovery of her talent — that was nominated for an Academy Award.last_img read more

Surprise Amar Singh aide Jaya Prada is BJP Rampur nominee

first_imgNew Delhi: Soon after joining Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday, actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada surprisingly managed a ticket from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur constituency to take on her bitter rival and SP nominee Azam Khan. The former Samajwadi Party MP is a close associate of Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, who was expelled from the regional party and has since come close to Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).She started her political journey with the Telugu Desam Party and was its Rajya Sabha MP before joining the SP. Later, the Samajwadi Party leader helped Jaya Prada win the 2004 election in Rampur, pulling off quite a feat in a Congress stronghold. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsBJP’s Nepal Singh had won from there in 2014. Due to health reasons, he was not in contention for the ticket this time. Muslims constitutes over 50 per cent of the total voters and the highest concentration of Muslims is in this seat. Meanwhile, Shameena Begum, the whistleblower of triple talaq met Union Minister Rajnath Singh last week in the national capital and asked for a ticket from Rampur. However, resentful Shameena expressed her disgrace and claimed to be ‘betrayed’ by the saffron party. The BJP on Tuesday announced its 10th candidate list of 39 candidates, where the mother-son duo of Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi will swap seats. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who holds Pilibhit, will shift to her original constituency of Sultanpur. Sultanpur’s lawmaker Varun Gandhi, 38, will contest from Pilibhit.last_img read more