I just watched the entire 1st season of Brooklyn 99 in less than 12 hours.
This is what happens to me when I go through a “break up” or a guy and I stop talking. I’m doing better but I think I’ve stopped caring about anything and everything. I binge watch TV and exercise more.
Haha! Brooklyn Nine Nine 2--18 Points out the fact that Sûreté Quebec (Quebec provincial police) only produces their reports in French
What the hell? Drummondville got a shoutout? Niiiiiiiice! Better than the usual “oh forests” or “To Quebec—! Where Toronto is!” said in US shows.
(wait, Drummondville has an airport? For regional flights?)
The police they have at the Drummondville airport are French Europeans though. They’re even wearing French Gendarmerie-based uniforms too, haha! (SQ, OPP and RCMP wear Stetsons or the other hat. Well, sometimes. I’ve never seen Sûreté Quebec officers with hats. Toques in the winter though.)
Mind you, the RCMP are overly protective of their image brand and use of the uniform in media. SQ might be the same–they maybe have policy on their site…but not in English for foreign productions to access. Woops.
Coudonc, on aura pu avoir un peu de français québecois et canadien parlé sur une émission américaine! Ça fait drôle de voir des ‘policiers’ 'Québecois’ à 'Drummondville’ habillés comme les membres de la gendarmerie française. Parlant à la française en plus. Une chance raté. Ah well.
This episode is ridiculously fun so far though.
(also Ottawa got a shoutout this season. They should bring up Newfoundland and the Maritimes next time!)
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and members of an all-party delegation on Tuesday paid courtesy calls on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli.
The Indian delegation – comprising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Congress leader and former union minister Anand Sharma, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav – met the two leaders after paying homage to former prime minister Sushil Koirala who died on Tuesday.
They met Bhandari at the President’s Office and Oli at his official residence.
Bhandari told the Indian leaders that Nepal-India relationship was “very deep and intimate and transcends politics”.
In the meeting with the prime minister, Sushma Swaraj said that as soon as they heard the news about Koirala’s demise, an emergency meeting was called which decided to send the all-party delegation to Kathmandu to pay homage to the late Nepali Congress chief.
Receiving the Indian delegation, Oli said “India always stands by Nepal in its hour of grief”, which has been demonstrated time and again.
Gopal Khanal, the prime minister’s foreign affairs advisor, cited Oli as saying: “Your presence in this hour of grief also demonstrates that India is a friend during difficult times for Nepal.”
In the meeting between Oli and Sushma Swaraj, the two also discussed his upcoming India visit later this month.
“We are eager to welcome you in India and preparations of your India visit are underway,” Sushma Swaraj said in the meeting.
Oli expressed confidence that the differences in opinion about Nepal’s new Constitution will be sorted out during talks with the Madhesis and that the government will continue discussions with the agitating parties.
Sushma Swaraj returned to New Delhi later in the evening.
He made mistakes, so did I: President Pranab Mukherjee on Rajiv Gandhi
Noting that he has been maintaining a daily diary for years, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday underlined the complexities a politician faces when he decides to bring out facts related to governance in public domain. Speaking at the release of the second volume of his memoirs, The Turbulent Years: 1980-96, he said “some facts are to be buried with me”.
The book was released by Vice-President Hamid Ansari.
Talking about his daily diary, he said: “I have advised my daughter, who is the custodian of this diary, to never release this… digitise this but never release it. If you digitise it, as and when the government finds it necessary, they will release.”
On Rajiv Gandhi
While Mukherjee clarifies he never made a claim for the PM’s post after Indira Gandhi’s death, he cannot but conceal the complex bond he shared with Rajiv Gandhi, especially the hurt when Rajiv, immediately after becoming PM, dropped him from the cabinet. Mukherjee was the finance minister then.
Mukherjee recalls, “…I was shell-shocked and flabbergasted… But I composed myself, and sat alongside my wife as she watched the swearing-in ceremony on television.” He says: “I made no special effort to reach out to Rajiv or ask why I was dropped…”
Rajiv gave him a second “shock” soon. At the centenary session of the Congress in 1985 in Mumbai, Mukherjee writes, “After being asked to move the main centenary declaration, to my utter shock and dismay, I was dropped from the CWC when it was reconstituted in January 1986. This was a blow which hurt me even more than being dropped from the cabinet.”
In April 1986, Mukherjee gave an interview to The Illustrated Weekly, which Rajiv believed “went beyond the limits of party discipline”. “…all I can say is that he made mistakes and so did I,” says Mukherjee.
The bond changed after the 1989 election. “Rajiv’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections of 1989 brought us close together again…”
He points at Rajiv’s failures and says “Rajiv’s actions on Shah Bano judgement and Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Bill drew criticism and eroded his modern image”. “The opening of Ram Janmabhoomi temple site was perhaps another error of judgement,” he writes.
On Manmohan Singh
“There has been some discussion regarding differences between RBI Governor Dr Manmohan Singh, and me…I never saw my differences with Dr Singh…as anything other than legitimate exchanges of opinion over professional matters…I had absolutely no role in Dr Manmohan Singh’s departure from the RBI.”
Dubai school asks parents, students to be vigilant of strangers
Principal sends circular after two students say man approached them outside school
A Dubai school on Monday asked parents and students to be vigilant as a stranger approached two students and offered them a ride.
The incident occurred at the GEMS Wellington International School in Al Sufouh area in Dubai, which issued a circular notifying parents that two students were approached at the school gates on Thursday afternoon.
The incident was the third of its kind reported by schools in Dubai since October last year.
“Dear Parents, I would like to inform you that two of our students have reported they were approached at the school gates on Thursday afternoon by a man in a white car who informed them that he had permission to take them home. The girls had the presence of mind and good sense to immediately come back into the school,” a circular sent by the principal to parents stated.
In all the three incidents that took place in three different schools, a man in a white car was reported to be approaching the children. However, it is not clear if it is the same car and the man.
A GEMS spokesperson told Gulf News that the incident took place last week.
“Both students were unharmed and dealt with the incident in an exemplary way by returning to the school premises. The family has reported the incident to the authorities, who are dealing with the matter. Our schools always remind parents to be diligent in discussing stranger danger with their children and we will continue to reinforce this through our community,” the spokesperson said.
Dubai Police told Gulf News on Tuesday that they had not received any complaint from the school.
Ruth Burke, the principal, who sent the circular, urged parents to remind their children to be cautious when approached by strangers.
“Please can I request that you remind your children of the continued need to be vigilant and highly aware regarding safety matters. In addition, the need for pupils to exercise extreme caution and care when out and about will be reiterated in assemblies, tutor sessions and in classes this week,” the circular read.
The letter comes on the heels of earlier incidents Gulf News reported in October and November.
On October 25, a white car reportedly pulled up alongside a student of GEMS Jumeirah College in Al Safa, where one man tried to lure the boy to get into the car but when he refused the other man tried to pull him inside. The student managed to get away and is safe.
Less than three weeks later, Dubai English Speaking School reported two similar incidents that occurred on November 8 and 9. The schools said two students who got off the school bus near English College were followed by a white Honda car.
The students ignored the driver and reported the incident to their parents and the school.
Pakistani parent Basma Shafiq said hearing about such incidents makes her more nervous about her children’s safety.
“I think that we parents have a responsibility to educate our children about the dangers of talking to strangers. School authorities and police have the responsibility to investigate the matter to prevent it from happening again,” she said.
Palestinian parent Manal Abu Kuwaik believes police should investigate the matter urgently.
“If there are three similar incidents I think it is time for authorities to take action. It might be a gang targeting students,” she said.
Arsenal constrói placar em dois minutos e bate Bournemouth fora de casa
O Arsenal visitou o Bournemouth neste domingo em busca de uma vitória para assumir a vice-liderança do Inglês. Com dois gols em menos de dois minutos, os Gunners conseguiram cumprir a missão fora de casa e levaram a melhor diante da modesta equipe que disputa a elite do futebol inglês pela primeira vez em sua história.
O primeiro tempo começou truncado e os primeiros 20 minutos de partida não contaram com grandes chances de gol. As coisas começaram a mudar depois de cruzamento pela direita aos 23 minutos, quando Giroud escorou para Özil aparecer livre dentro da área e concluir para o fundo das redes, abrindo o placar para o Arsenal. A torcida dos Gunners mal teve tempo para comemorar e em menos de um minuto o time ampliou o placar com Chamberlain, que tirou do goleiro para deixar o time de Arsene Wenger ainda mais confortável no confronto.
Em busca do empate, o Bournemouth quase descontou aos 30 minutos, em arrancada de Marc Pugh. O meia saiu em velocidade e invadiu a área, mas na hora de arrematar ao gol foi travado de forma pontual pela defesa do Arsenal. O jogo voltou à tônica do início do primeiro tempo e ambas as equipes passaram a criar menos chances de gol, disputando as jogadas na faixa intermediária do gramado.
O segundo tempo continuou da mesma maneira que acabou a primeira etapa. Sem muita empolgação, as equipes protagonizavam um jogo truncado e com poucas trocas de passe objetivas. Diante de pouca eficiência, o técnico Arsene Wenger decidiu sacar Chamberlain para a entrada de Flamini. Mais tarde, Alexis Sanchéz deu lugar a Kieran Gibbs. Mesmo com as alterações, o time continuou não rendendo no ataque e cometendo muitos erros na hora de criar as jogadas ofensivas. Já nos acréscimos Petr Cech ainda salvou o Arsenal com uma defesa a queima roupa após escanteio.
Mesmo diante da performance ruim em campo após os gols, o Arsenal garantiu a vitória e se manteve na briga pelas primeiras posições do Campeonato Inglês, com os mesmos 48 pontos do Tottenham, segundo colocado. Já na próxima rodada terá um confronto direto contra o líder Leicester em busca do tão sonhado título inglês, que não é conquistado desde a temporada 2003/04.
Since love day aka Valentine’s Day is around the corner, a love mate site has listed 25 most romantic cities in the world. While Paris is ranked at number one, off course… an Indian city also made its mark on the list… guess which one?