Abhishek Bachchan was asked how he could afford a vacation. His response is savage

first_imgWhile many celebrities prefer to shun sadistic trolls, Abhishek Bachchan knows how to put the haters in their place. Over the years, Junior B has lashed out at anyone who has tried to make unsavoury comments about him, his wife Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya.Yesterday, Abhishek slammed a false news report for suggesting that he and Aishwarya had fought on their return from Paris. In response to his tweet, a Twitter user asked, “Not worked for last 3 years but has money for vacation ! How ?” Abhishek replied, “Because, sir, I have several other businesses that I run apart from acting and producing movies. Sports being just one of them.” Abhishek is the owner of Pro Kabaddi League team Jaipur Pink Panthers and a co-owner of Indian Super League football team Chennaiyin FC.In another incident, Abhishek responded to a person, who wondered why director Anurag Kashyap had cast him in his next film after having worked with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee and others.”Yay, he called me a film star!!!” Abhishek replied. When the person said what he had ‘meant’ to say was that Abhishek was the ‘son of a movie star,’ Abhishek answered, “Oh You ‘meant’ Chalo, I’ll consider it a Freudian slip.”In 2015, Abhishek lashed out at a Twitter user who brought in Aaradhya, while talking about the actor’s career. Abhishek said, “Don’t like my movies? That’s cool. Will work harder to make movies you like. Bringing my daughter into it is NOT cool,” he had written.On the work front, Abhishek will be seen in Manmarziyan, which will release in September.advertisementALSO SEE: It’s a family reunion for Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya in London PHOTOS | Aishwarya and Aaradhya celebrate France’s World Cup 2018 win in ParisPHOTOS | Aishwarya and Aaradhya are setting Paris on fireALSO WATCH | Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on daughter Aaradhya, Cannes 2018 and morelast_img read more

Gov’t Focused on Re-Establishing Essential Services in ZOSOs

first_imgStory Highlights “One of our main strategies and pillars is to re-establish services such as solid waste management; citizen security and safety, that is, more community policing, neighbourhood watches; community groups; recreational activities as well as education and training programmes, to ensure that the people in these areas are fully engaged,” he pointed out. Deputy Chairman, Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the various initiatives being undertaken in Mount Salem and Denham Town, where a ZOSO is currently in effect, are aimed at re-establishing essential services to these communities.Mr. Sweeney, who was addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (February 27), pointed out that even before the ZOSO, the communities were benefiting from engagements being undertaken by various entities as a means of effecting positive changes.He said that through the work of the Committee, the agencies that have been operating in these areas every day will now have a coordinated approach in providing the intervention that is needed, whether through work on the physical environment, skills and educational development or social services.“One of our main strategies and pillars is to re-establish services such as solid waste management; citizen security and safety, that is, more community policing, neighbourhood watches; community groups; recreational activities as well as education and training programmes, to ensure that the people in these areas are fully engaged,” he pointed out.Mr. Sweeney said that as the interventions are carried out, it is of utmost importance to ensure sustainability of the measures in order to ensure that the communities never retreat to where they were before.“So, as we build out the social fabric, what we want to ensure is that there are proper governance structures, community engagement, and the involvement of the requisite government agencies, non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations to form a nucleus and a core of practitioners that can help to re-establish services to the communities,” he pointed out.Mr. Sweeney said a key area of focus of the Committee is formalising services such as water and electricity.“A lot of this has to come through dialogue and engagement, and that is what many of the agencies are doing… . It is about utility regularisation, that is water and electricity supply, and already, some 160 persons in Mount Salem have now put their account in good standing and are in a formal relationship with the National Water Commission (NWC),” he noted.He said that initiatives to foster job creation, skills training and business development are also being undertaken.“We have a focus… on microenterprise development, so one of the programmes is targeted at this group as these communities have a lot of small shops and small businesses and need help in areas such as accounting, marketing and training persons to work with them.“It is about creating opportunities for persons to earn… have a livelihood, and so we want to use the programmes to create avenues and improve conditions in these communities,” Mr. Sweeney said.He noted that the objective of the interventions is to effect change and provide relief to residents. He said the services being delivered will empower people to solve their own problems and, ultimately, uplift their community.The Social Intervention Committee is charged with developing a sustainable development plan, which will include addressing issues related to health, the environment, social improvement, infrastructural development, education and economic development. He said that through the work of the Committee, the agencies that have been operating in these areas every day will now have a coordinated approach in providing the intervention that is needed, whether through work on the physical environment, skills and educational development or social services. Deputy Chairman, Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the various initiatives being undertaken in Mount Salem and Denham Town, where a ZOSO is currently in effect, are aimed at re-establishing essential services to these communities.last_img read more

CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD GIVE TAX BREAKS TO STUDIOS THAT LEAVE STATES WITH

first_img Twitter Login/Register With: Hollywood Sign Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A California lawmaker reportedly introduced a bill Monday that would give tax breaks to production studios that leave states with restrictive abortion bans.Assembly Bill 1442 would allow an additional tax credit starting in January 2020 for qualified productions that decide not to film in states that have “pending legislation or existing law that prohibits access to, criminalizes the provision of, or otherwise restricts a woman’s access to abortion services after 6 weeks from the beginning of the pregnancy or earlier.”The proposal comes a week after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed legislation criminalizing nearly all abortions, with no exceptions for rape and incest. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more