California Highway Patrol warns those headed to the mountains KUSI Newsroom MOUNT LAGUNA (KUSI) – The California Highway Patrol is warning those headed to the mountains for a romp in the freshly fallen snow today that the roads are icy and chains, or four-wheel drive vehicles, are recommended.“Chains are needed from Interstate 8 if you’re exiting from the freeway onto Sunrise Highway,” said Tammy McGuire, CHP dispatch supervisor.“We do have snow plows responding, but they are not here yet.”The CHP said several accidents have been reported, while cautioning travelers to expect delays as crowds work their way up the mountains to play in the snow. December 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: December 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:20 PM
Bradley Cooper (R) and his partner Russian model Irina ShaykGetty imagesBradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have been in a committed relationship from a very long time but as per a recent claim, things are not going too well between them. Fans are now speculating if Lady Gaga is reportedly the reason behind the ongoing friction between the couple or is there something else going on between Cooper and Shayk.As per a recent claim by PageSix, the 44-year-old Bradley Cooper and his longtime girlfriend Irina Shayk are reportedly doing their best to make everything work for the sake of their daughter, Lea De Seine. However, their long-time relationship is “hanging by a thread.”Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga shared the screen space in the Academy Award-nominee movie, A Star Is Born. Ever since then, fans are rooting for them to become a couple in real life as well.Things started to go south after Bradley Cooper and his A Star Is Born co-star Lady Gaga performed a highly intimate duet at the 91st Academy Awards. During the Oscars, Gaga and Cooper amazed everyone by singing “Shallow” and several reports surfaced around that time suggesting that there is something going on between these two. Lady Gaga, however, has already debunked these absurd claims and stated that they are actors and they were merely acting on the stage.That being said, another insider previously revealed to PageSix that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are reportedly miserable together as the acclaimed actor does not drink but his long-time partner wishes to go out. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)”They were not looking happy … They barely spoke to each other at the start of the meal,” another source revealed. “They couldn’t break up when he was doing promotion for ‘A Star Is Born,’ but who knows what will happen now?”Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk began dating in 2015. Apparently, this is not for the first time when such bogus reports have surfaced online. But the couple has remained strong than ever. Even Lady Gaga has made it clear that she is a very good friend of Bradley and nothing is going on between both of them. It should be noted that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are not dating, and he is still in a very loving relationship with Irina Shayk, despite the claims.
Galagodaatte GnanasaraA Sri Lanka court on Thursday found a radical Buddhist monk guilty of criminal intimidation, the first time the notorious extremist has faced the prospect of jail.Galagodaatte Gnanasara, who has been accused of hate crimes against Muslims, was convicted of two counts of harassing and intimidating a woman whose husband was abducted in 2010 by state forces.A magistrate in Homagama town released the firebrand monk on bail pending his sentencing on 14 June. Each count carries a maximum jail term of two years and an unspecified fine, or both.The court held that Gnanasar used abusive language and insulted Sandya Eknaligoda, whose cartoonist husband was abducted by military intelligence in 2010.Eknaligoda has campaigned to find out what happened to her husband, whose cartoons lampooned former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse.Several members of military intelligence were arrested in connection with his disappearance but all have since been released on bail.Gnanasar had accused Eknaligoda of supporting Tamil extremists and bringing the military into disrepute.”This is not a personal victory for me, but a vindication for many thousands who had suffered as a result of this monk’s behaviour,” Eknaligoda told AFP.Eknaligoda’s perseverance earned her an “Internal Women of Courage” award last year from US first lady Melania Trump.Saffron-robed Gnanasara was in court, but remained silent when the guilty verdict was read out. His spokesman told AFP the monk was not making any comment.The controversial priest was on the run for a month last year as police pursued him in connection with a string of hate attacks against Muslims.He later surrendered to police and was granted bail.Gnanasara’s Buddhist Force, or BBS, has denied allegations it was behind riots against Muslims in 2017 and 2014 that left four people dead.Gnanasara maintains close ties with Wirathu, an extremist monk in Mandalay, whose hate speech has galvanised religious tensions in Myanmar.Wirathu visited Sri Lanka as a guest of Gnanasara shortly after the 2014 violence in Sri Lanka’s tourist resort of Aluthgama.
Literature, clashing cultures and global performance genres merge quaintly on the Indian stage, riding on legendary 16th century playwright William Shakespeare’s works at the National School of Drama’s annual theatre fest in the Capital.The annual showcase of the country’s premier drama school turned its spotlight on ‘inter-cultural Shakespeare’ this time, with a cache of six productions from across the world.These are a Hindi version of Twelfth Night; an Indian-British interpretation of The Tempest; a Bengali Macbeth; a retelling of Othello in Malayalam; a non-verbal Indian-American Shakespeare collage, The Knocking Within; and Julius Ceaser in Assamese by Guwahati’s Seagull Theatre group. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Theatre critics said the festival reflected the globalization of a trend that began nearly 300 years ago in India when the British rulers brought Shakespeare’s plays to these shores to entertain the ‘white crew’ of the erstwhile East India Company.Today, Shakespeare has become part of the Indian heritage, a favourite across class and language divides. His works now spawn cross-cultural innovations.The flavour of Shakespeare on the Indian stage is now one of innovative conceptualism, where the bard’s stories are expressed as ideas. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYamadoothu – After the death of Othello – a bilingual adaptation of Othello in Malayalam and Hindi by B. Abhimanyu dramatises the 30 minutes between the death of the body and the death of mind in the case of Othello. The play runs for 73 minutes.The production Indianised the performance without digressing from its original elements. Kalaripayatu – the native martial dance of Kerala – was used to good effect.’Before making the performance text, we had a clear cut idea about death – and the difference between body death and mind death. It is a scientific thing, the time period when you can see people but you can’t respond. It gives us a certain language to perform. All things appear dreamy,’ said Thrissur-based Abhimanyu. Explaining one possible reason why Shakespeare may be easily adapted across the world, Paddy Haytor, founder of French repertory company Footsbarn Theatre, said: ‘It is believed that most of Shakespeare’s plays were collated into a compendium of texts after his death as a result of which the texts were improvised many times.’Haytor has adapted Shakespeare’s The Tempest in English, Malayalam, French and Sanskrit in the outdoor style using traditional, operatic, Western folk and contemporary theatre elements. Last year, London’s Globe Theatre had commissioned Mumbai-based The Company Theatre to produce Piya Bahuroopiya, an Indian adaptation of Twelfth Night for the ‘Globe to Globe Shakespeare’ festival to coincide with the London Olympics.‘It renders itself to any language. But we were meant to stay with the rules of Shakespeare when we staged the play. But it has changed after we moved out of the Globe Theatre. We have restructured on the floor, allowing it to grow organically,’ director Atul Kumar told.The National School of Drama has re-invented Shakespeare in the Indian context. Two of the most memorable productions were a 1965 rendition of King Lear starring Om Shiv Puri and a 1989 production directed by Amal Allana in a Rajasthani milieu.