Indias allfemale UN police unit serves as inspiration for Liberian women

20 November 2009Liberian girls and women should draw inspiration from the all-female Indian police unit serving with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to join law enforcement agencies in the service of their own nation, the top UN official in the West African country said today. Liberian girls and women should draw inspiration from the all-female Indian police unit serving with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to join law enforcement agencies in the service of their own nation, the top UN official in the West African country said today.“I hope the inspiration that you have provided Liberian girls and women will be among the many lasting impressions of your work here in Liberia, and your work here will leave a positive legacy in the rule of law sector,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Ellen Margrethe Løj declared as she decorated 125 Indian women peacekeepers.She praised the women for their important outreach programmes with basic self-defence training and computer classes, helping Liberian women to develop their capacities and practical skills and empowering them to improve their lives.“Your medical outreach and awareness campaigns to promote proper hygiene and sanitation have touched the lives of many community members in Congo Town; you have adopted the pupils of Hebron Orphanage and Victory Chapel School, and you have positively changed their lives,” she said, mentioning some of the initiatives.Ms. Løj praised India for being the first country to send an all-female police unit to a UN peacekeeping mission, citing a Security Council resolution recognizing that “armed conflicts often affect women and girls most severely, and so it mandates that women should play a more active role in peacekeeping efforts.”Quoting Indian non-violence leader Mahatma Gandhi, who said, ‘be the change that you want to see in the world,’ she reminded all UNMIL peacekeepers to display the utmost professionalism in their work.“Our behaviour must be a demonstration of our commitment to upholding the essential qualities of trust and respect in our daily interactions with our Liberian brothers and sisters,” she stressed.UNMIL, set up by the Security Council in 2003, now numbers over 11,500 uniformed personnel and played a major role in restoring stability and a democratic government after more than a decade of civil war. But in a report to the Security Council in August, Mr. Ban warned that the gains remain fragile, especially with regard to security, rule of law and job creation. read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 27 March 2015

DOWNLOAD1.     Commission consultation on reduction of GHG2.     EU commercial vehicle registrations up 8%3.     Launch of INGRESS Industry Group on EU Standardisation4.     Council agrees negotiating position on MSR5.     Leaders of European cities make pledge to tackle climate change6.     Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Windies prepare for Zimbabwe World Cup qualifiers

The West Indies will travel to Zimbabwe for next year’s 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament following an ICC announcement that the African nation has been selected to host the tournament.In addition to Zimbabwe three other countries Ireland, the UAE and Scotland also put forward bids to have the matches played in their homelands.  Zimbabwe was, however, given the rubber stamp after a visit from ICC chairperson Shashank Manohar in August.The regional team will join a group of nine other countries taking part in the tournament a list which includes the bottom four sides from ICC ODI Team Rankings, the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two sides from ICC World Cricket League Division 2.The top two teams will gain entry to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England.  The West Indies were officially eliminated from automatic qualification after being defeated 4-0 by England in a five-match One Day International series last month.  In order to progress in an unlikely scenario, the team would have needed a complete reversal of the result.Bangladesh were initially scheduled to host the tournament but the Asian side have qualified directly to the tournament proper due to their world ranking. (SportsMax) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies gain automatic qualification for T20 World CupJanuary 2, 2019In “latest news”‘Call us, we won’t call you’ – Windies CEO Grave says absentees no longer first choiceJanuary 26, 2018In “Sports”Windies arrive in Zimbabwe to kickstart qualification bidFebruary 19, 2018In “Sports” read more

12 memories every Irish person has of the local teenage disco

first_imgDOES THE PHRASE “Will ya meet me mate?” send a chill down your spine? Do you still have a penchant for body glitter? Do you know all the moves to Saturday Night by Whigfield? You probably attended a teenage disco or two.Any decade, any city, any town, whether you went to one in your whole life or one every week – if you’ve been to one, you’ve been to them all.The decidedly unglamorous settings Source: Geograph.ieParish halls, rugby clubs, glorified barns. If you could fit 30+ teenagers in there, you had  a disco.Being too self-conscious to dance properlyShuffling. Swaying. Big fish, small fish, cardboard box. Source: ImgurJust add crippling self-doubt and you’ve got the average teen’s full repertoire of dance moves.Both looking forward to and dreading the slow set Source: TumblrSo much could go wrong here. But it was a chance to get close to the person you fancied, so it couldn’t be missed.Terrible, terrible musicIn the 1980s, it was Rick Astley. In the 1990s, it was the Macarena. In the 2000s, it would have been the DJs Cammy, Sammy or Rankin. Source: mynottc/YouTubeDon’t allow nostalgia to cloud your judgement. They’re all terrible.Terrible, terrible clothesThink of the style of the era, but LESS. Not nearly enough body glitter, girls. Source: ShutterstockThe tiniest skirt you could get away with leaving the house in (to be swapped for a much tinier skirt once you reached your friend’s house).  String tops. Dress shirts for the lads.And body glitter. So much body glitter.Having one of your first sups of alcohol on the bus to the disco Source: FanpopAnd feeling incredibly cool and rebellious.“Will you shift my friend?” Source: ShutterstockYou either a) did the asking, b) were asked or c) were the friend. No one was safe.Hearing rumours that someone was going ‘all the way’ out the back Source: ReactiongifsOr at least some of the way. Whatever, you still CAN’T BELIEVE IT.Trading shocking tales of discos in big towns Source: Facebook/The WezzWezz in Dublin had (and still has) a reputation of being The Absolute Worst. Your friend’s cousin goes there and she told them everything. Your own disco never really matched up, did it? (You probably didn’t want it to.)The weekly dust-up outside the venueWhat was the reason again? Doesn’t matter. HIT HIM! HIT HIM! Source: WikiaThe shame of being picked up by your parents afterwardsAnd trying to disguise the fact that you were out of your little tree on alcopops, or that you’d just been wearing the face off some young one. Source: HowlAtTheMoon.comAnd exchanging stories the next dayIt was all about the numbers – how many cans? How many times did you get the shift? How many fights? Source: Giphy(Sadly, the same thing still applies to your adult social life.)Share your cherished memories of teenage discos in the comments – but keep it clean, OK?11 appalling trends you will DEFINITELY spot in an Irish nightclub>The 9 types of dancer in an Irish nightclub>last_img read more

Surgeons want you to ditch your wire grill cleaning brush

first_imgPlenty of barbecue tools look like they can hurt you pretty badly, but your wire cleaning brush? As odd as it might seem, it could be the most dangerous of them all.There may be a pointy, two-tined fork or a long, stabby knife swinging from your grill’s accessory hooks, but it’s that innocent-looking wire brush you have to look out for. That’s because those stubby metal bristles have a tendency to fall out… and when they do, they can wind up in your food.Like it or not, you eat all kinds of things without your knowledge. Stuff like pet hairs and small insects aren’t any big deal, but those wire bristles? They can do some seriously bad stuff to your body. They can become lodged in your tongue or throat, for example, and surgeons say that they have yet to figure out a reliable method of finding and removing them.Dr. Ian Dempsey explained that it’s like the old saying “trying to find a needle in a haystack,” adding ” but the haystack is your tongue.” Bristles that work their way down farther can be downright deadly. One patient wound up with a minute bristle lodged in his small intestine. Doctors finally managed to find it as it started working its way through the intestinal wall — if they hadn’t, it could have eventually worked its way into another organ and killed him.How big a problem is this, really? Dempsey said that in Halifax alone they’re seeing one or two ER visits every week. Halifax isn’t a particularly big city at around 400,000 people, so there could easily be more than a thousand barbecue brush-related emergencies in North America each month.Less likely to produce organ-damaging shardsMaybe it’s time to chuck your brush and switch to one of those pumice cleaners.last_img read more

Teslas New Big Rig Spotted in the Wild

first_imgStay on target We’ve known that Tesla’s been working on an all-electric semi-truck for some time now. And this is, most likely, the very first look at the transport of the future.The image is of the truck sitting on a trailer, apparently in California. Originally posted to reddit, the picture was quickly taken down and then re-posted it. And… yeah, it looks a lot like image Musk teased earlier this year.Originally, Musk posted a silhouette of the electric truck to twitter. The image showed off the basic outline, with sharp, defined wheel wells protruding out from a narrow body. Looking at the photo of the maybe-Tesla truck out in the wild, there’s definitely a strong resemblance.Given that the truck is expected to see its first public showing later this month, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some movement on this front.Is This the Tesla Semi? #Tesla— Tesla Motors Club (@TeslaMotorsClub) October 3, 2017As with the Model 3, Tesla has a lot riding on its big rigs. The company is banking that it will be able to leapfrog basically every other automaker around to electric vehicle game. As more and more countries begin to push standards away from fossil fuels, there will be a huge demand for alternatives. Tesla hopes that by getting in on the ground floor, it will be able to capitalize on that shift and rocket itself to the top of the industry.As of right now, though, the company’s only manufactured approximately 200,000 vehicles total. Major investments have been made in battery production, though. By next year, Tesla’s “Gigafactory” will be cranking out almost one-half of all the batteries on the planet. Several more facilities have been planned, too, and, together, they’ll make up the vast majority of the world’s output of lithium-ion batteries. At that point, if all goes well, Tesla will have a strong hand in the automobile market and hopes to be able to furiously out-compete its rivals thanks to economies of scale.But, all that assumes the company can fix its pernicious production problems. Some have said the company’s been trying to tackle too much, too fast, adding on new models and variants (like this semi) before it has production mastered. Only time will tell.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow last_img read more

69 WWE Smackdown TV Preview Dean Ambrose vs Chris Jericho in the

first_img The following is scheduled for tonight’s 6/9 WWE Smackdown on the USA Network.* Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose.* Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady.* Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro and Sami Zayn.* Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke.* Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto.Check back later tonight for a recap of Smackdown on videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list justice Now Playing Up Next WWE Star Thinks The Rock Could Be The Next President Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Shawn Michaels Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Videos Articles Twitter WhatsApp WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie June 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm Pinterest Jon Moxley Joins AEW Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Now Playing Up Next I thought Jericho was done…again. Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road Seth Rollins 1 COMMENT Videos Articleslast_img read more

Jonathan Coachman responds to ESPN sexual harassment lawsuit and allegations against him

first_img Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. well let’s hope he counter sues. i’m fkn sick to the back teeth of people getting falsely accused by someone trying to truin livs for a bit of cash and they do nothing about fighting back. After news broke late last night that Jonathan Coachman was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against both current and former ESPN employees, the newly signed WWE commentator took to Twitter to respond to the allegations.Former ESPN employee Adrienne Lawrence filed a lawsuit on Monday in Connecticut’s United States District of Court alleging sexual discrimination and harassment against ESPN and named Coachman specifically in the lawsuit.Coachman had the following to say on Twitter earlier this morning, claiming he is not part of the lawsuit despite his name being specifically noted in it.I will address this only once because I am seething today. In 21 years of being a PROFESSIONAL I have never been more offended in my life. I my 9 years I can count on one hand the amount of times I interacted with anyone other than a co-anchor. To allow someone to spread vicious— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018 WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Glenn Wolf Anything. Trust me it doesn’t feel good. But most of you have been incredible and supportive. Onward and upward.— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018As reported last night, WWE issued the following statement regarding the matter:“We take these matters very seriously and are investigating.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipGeorgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme CourtVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:22/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 15.08%0:03Remaining Time -2:20 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles DeeTrain Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Sonia Sotomayor No-Deal Brexit Warning: What Does it Mean for U.K. Assets? Videos Articles Twitter March 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Counter sue? He literally just said he’s NOT apart of the lawsuit. Pound Would Rise on Corbyn-Led Labour-LibDem Coalition: RBC 5 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Zach Smith Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problemscenter_img March 7, 2018 at 3:05 pm Neil Gorsuch Videos Articles Facebook Samuel Alito Now Playing Up Next “After news broke late last night that Jonathan Coachman was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit ”“and named Coachman specifically in the lawsuit.” Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ He could counter sue for slander and/or defamation of character. March 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm March 6, 2018 at 4:56 pm WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Glenn Wolf Anonymous March 7, 2018 at 1:34 am We have come to the point where It is Guilty till proven innocent. Will back that up. I am also offended that someone can dangerously throw peoples names into something for the clear attempt at getting headlines. This the only time I will address this because I am not a part of this lawsuit. My heart goes out to anyone falsely accused of— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018 Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Lies and flat out fabrications is not ok and it’s time someone stood up for themselves. @jemelehill addressed her lie last night. I am not a part of this lawsuit because I have never done anything wrong. My reputation speaks for itself and anyone that has ever worked with me— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more

Citizens Question how Coalition will Contest NA Election

first_imgBy Madiba SinghatehAs the National Assembly election draws nearer, citizens are questioning whether the coalition will contest as independent candidates or whether they will be contesting under their various parties.The Independent Electoral Council has already issued a press stating its preparedness to conduct the National Assembly election which should take place on the 6 April, 2O17 and the local government on Thursday 12th April 2017.Eliman Ceesay said it is high time for them to make a decision as to whether the coalition will stand on their independent banner or each political party contest on its own.According to him, announcement has been made by the IEC and the Coalition has not said anything yet. “Coming together is the best thing for the public, because the public want them to come together as in the presidential election,” he said“We really need information about this coalition because nobody understands their agenda on this issue and the election is getting nearer,” Ceesay said.Also speaking, was one Maimuna  Jeng an accountant, said all she want is for parties to come together as a coalition.Maimuna said she believe that when the parties become one the will be able to control the entire seat in the National Assembly and eradicate all the bad laws they were adopting.She added that they want to see new faces on the national assembly building not the old faces who were implementing bad laws.“We want them to come together as coalition,” she saidOusman Jallow said if one hears about a coalition it means many parties coming together. He said the elders are telling them that they are meeting on that issue, and write now nobody will say whether the coalition has to stand or the parties.“We want to wait until the meeting is over so that anything that has to disseminated by the public will be done.He said people are doing their individual ground work that’s not a problem, but when the coalition is ready anybody who is willing to stand for the coalition can do so, provided that that person is chosen.This reporter will talk to necessary people in the Coalition for on the issue.last_img read more

People on the Move 012810

first_imgHealth magazine appointed Stephanie Dolgoff special projects manager. Dolgoff previously served as features director at Self, executive editor of Glamour and contributing editor at Real Simple.United Business Media’s EE Times Group said Barbara Couchois rejoined the company as vice president of sales operations. Most recently, Couchois served as a sales executive at ON24. Previously, she served as strategic account manager at TechWeb and regional sales director with the EE Times Group.Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications announced a pair of personnel changes: Shelley Stonebrook was named assistant editor at Mother Earth News and Susan Melgren was named editorial assistant at Natural Home. Roger D. Hodge has stepped down as editor of Harper’s Magazine and will be replaced by longtime managing editor Ellen Rosenbush. Hodge joined the magazine as an intern in 1996 and later served as deputy editor from 2004 to 2006. Rosenbush has served as managing editor since 1989.Time Inc.’s Cooking Light named Karla Partilla associate publisher. Most recently, Partilla served as associate publisher at Southern Living, a position she held since 2004.IDG announced a pair of promotions at its IDG TechNetwork: syndication and networks vice president Mike Romoff was named TechNetwork general manager and Brian Gleason, who served as vice president of sales, was appointed chief revenue officer.last_img read more

What happens when an oil producer moves into the neighborhood

first_imgHilcorp’s Seaview drill site located in Anchor Point. (Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Willy Dunne)Earlier this fall, Hilcorp began exploring for natural gas and oil in an Anchor Point neighborhood where many own their mineral rights. That’s making it difficult for some residents and landowners near the drill site to get information about the project and any future plans Hilcorp may have.About a month ago, Lorri Davis woke up to a strange noise.“I was laying in bed the other night. I thought what in the world is that? They had just put it up, and when I opened the back door, I thought, oh yea, there it is,” Davis recalled. “You can hear it constantly.”What she was hearing was a drill rig owned by Hilcorp exploring for oil and gas about a quarter of a mile from her home in Anchor Point. She says it sounds like a dump truck is parked in her driveway.Sarah Spencer lives in the same neighborhood and she had a similar experience.“I saw it. The lights are very bright and very tall, and my first concern was my well water, whether that would be affected by the drilling so close by,” Spencer explained.Spencer said Hilcorp has done little to assure that her well will be unaffected.However, Spencer and many of her neighbors knew this was coming. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources had to permit the drill site because Hilcorp is drilling through state land on the way to the private subsurface it’s exploring.Hilcorp applied for an exemption to a state law limiting how close oil and gas wells can come to unleased private subsurface property. Spencer received a notice about that.Spencer and her neighbors initially found out that Hilcorp planned to explore the area through company representatives asking them to lease their land over the past few years, so the company could explore for oil and gas below their land from the drill site in the neighborhood.Spencer said the lease was complicated, and she was worried about what she would be agreeing to.“They were just like, well, everybody is doing it, everyone is signing it. So, you should sign it too,” Spencer said. “I felt like I couldn’t get enough information to feel like I was comfortable to sign that document.”Spencer owns the mineral rights to her land because her property was homesteaded prior to statehood, which means she has control of all resourceextraction on her property. Many of her neighbors also own their mineral rights and that makes her nervous.“If you’ve got somebody next door to you who’s wanting to develop something, you don’t necessarily have the right to go over and say, hey, what are you guys doing?” Graham Smith, who works for DNR’s Division of Oil and Gas, explained. “To a certain extent, it’s their land, it’s their business.”He said this scenario is common on the Kenai Peninsula.“It’s one of the first regions of the state to have oil and gas development, and it’s also one of the first regions to become heavily populated in that region,” Smith added. “Those two things happened sort of happened concurrently.”That muddies the public process. A private landowner with mineral rights can lease their land to Hilcorp as a drill site or lease just the subsurface of their land without any requirement to tell their neighbors.Smith adds that public information about oil and gas exploration on private land comes with a lot of what ifs.Oil and gas wells themselves are permitted internally at the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and the location of wells is only made public after they are approved.Other information can spring from peripheral development. For example, Hilcorp may need permits to build roads from the Army Corps of Engineers or a water usage permit from DNR. Each permit could provide snippets of information about Hilcorp’s plans.“There’s certainly no template or boiler plate to which we can refer to,” Smith said. “A lot of times we just have to judge it on its merits and take it on a case by case basis.”What Hilcorp might do in Spencer’s neighborhood is unclear. The company said it will assess its findings from the current well it’s drilling before it moves forward with more development in the Anchor Point area, though DNR’s permit for the drill site indicates it plans to drill a second well.Late last month, Hilcorp leased five parcels on the western end of Anchor Point from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and it indicated it had agreements with private landowners surrounding those properties.That’s setting up a potential regulatory maze for landowners like Spencer who want to track any potential development Hilcorp has planned.“I’m worried about it, but at the same time I feel like there’s nothing I can do because I can’t stop them from drilling. I don’t think any of us can. The borough can’t,” Spencer said. “If a private landowner allows them to drill on their property, then they can do it.”It’s not just her well water she’s worried about. It’s how development might affect her property value or just how the character of the town, known for its sport fishing opportunities, might change.She said it’s left her feeling hopeless.last_img read more

BJYM stages protest at Narayana School

first_imgLB Nagar: The BJYM staged a protest demonstration in front of Narayana School here on Sunday demanding the regulation of the hiked fee structure.The activists criticized the officials concerned for remaining indifferent on the issue despite making several rounds to their offices. They also criticized the State government for acting as mediators for corporate institutes. They questioned as to why the schools aren’t following the report of DFRC committee. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us They criticized Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for making a false electoral promise during the Telangana agitation. “Tuition fee in corporate institutions have gone up by 400 per cent ever since the TRS government was formed,” they added threatening to intensify their protest if their demands weren’t met. When contacted, the Principal of Narayana School said that the issue has been taken to the notice of the management. It will be sorted out in 10 days, he added.last_img read more

High alert sounded in Tirumala

first_imgTirupati: On the instructions from the DGP office, Chittoor SP Ch V Appala Naidu and Tirupati Urban SP KKN Anburajan have directed all the DSPs to be on alert in the wake of Central government scrapping Article 370 which empowers Special Status to Jammu & Kashmir and bifurcating Jammu & Kashmir State into two union territories.One union territory is Jammu & Kashmir with Assembly and another union territory is Ladakh without Assembly. The TTD security officials were also told to be on vigil in Tirumala. The DSPs were asked to focus on towns like Madanapalle, Punganur and Piler where presence of Muslims is more. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, Chittoor SP Ch Venkata Appala Naidu stated that instructions were given to police personnel in Madanapalle, Punganur and Piler towns to ensure no untoward incidents take place. The policemen are keeping a close watch on sensitive areas in these towns, he said. The local BJP leaders celebrated passing of the resolution scrapping Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The raised slogans in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appreciated him for taking a bold decision to revoke Article 370 regarding Jammu & Kashmir. The BJP workers burst crackers and distributed sweets to people at Nalugukalla Mandapam Junction here on Monday afternoon.last_img read more

12000 dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh

first_imgDHAKA: At least 12,000 dengue patients have been hospitalised across Bangladesh between August 12 and 18, health officials said on Monday. Over the last week, hospitals outside Dhaka were receiving more dengue patients than those in the capital, The Daily Star newspaper reported. In 24 hours as of 8 p.m. on Sunday, 972 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country compared to Dhaka’s 734. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us With the number of patients rising, hospitals outside Dhaka were facing huge challenges to cope with the pressure due to the inadequate provision of health facilities, especially in remote and rural areas. The 500-bed Faridpur Medical College Hospital is now handling 751 patients, 277 of them dengue patients, said Kamoda Prosad Saha, superintendent of the hospital. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The hospital has half the required manpower, and the current flow of dengue patients has increased their burden, he said. The current spell of dengue started from Dhaka and was now spreading fast to outlying districts as a huge number of people travelled from the capital to different districts during Eid vacation, health experts said.last_img read more

Sculpting tradition in modernity

first_imgHis inspirations from his predecessors have kindled in him the spark of creativity, where rootedness to living tradition acted as a point of departure, which has ultimately brought him to the creation of a series of sculptures under the title ‘The Babu, the Nayika and the Cat’ based on the urban-folk forms of the paintings famously known as ‘Kalighat Pat’developed in 19th century Calcutta around the temple of Kalighat. This series was first exhibited at the Indian Art Fair 2012 held in Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The bronze and fibre-glass sculptures displayed in the present show posit all the characteristic and visual philosophy of his works mentioned above.The lyrical lines, the rhythmic volume, the concentrated mass emerging out towards the dynamic outward surface from the still central core, creating the negative space through synchronization of positive volume, the rhythmic distortion of mythical figures from naturalistic conventions – all these aesthetic attributes of his works postulate his position as a modern and modernist sculptor emanating traditionally oriented contemporary values. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixApart from the bronzes of mythical and humanist subjects of his well known genre in this show there are six pieces of his Kalighat Pat based works, four of which are in coloured fibre glass and two in bronze.In developing these witty, humorous, lyrically rhythmic yet socially critical forms he has displayed a kind of post-modern values in the evaluation of a defunct tradition and using it to transpire some of the intrinsic features of contemporary life.last_img read more

Beyond the clichéd clicks

first_imgWith each passing frame of time, each new face and every place slowly explored, the colors seemed to sink deeper into my veins.  From colourful block prints, elaborate Mughal crafts to blue pottery and meenakari, Colors of India is more than just a story. It is a way of life. I heard new stories, created some and became a part of others and developed an identity which makes me feel proud to be an Indian,’ says Kaynat Kazi, an avid traveller and an amateur photographer.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Hanging on the red bricked walls, with white threads were not pictures but tales; stories that we listened with our eyes wide open, as our minds wandered from Jaipur to Ladakh and beyond. The ambience of open air, with breeze flowing in, added to the flying imaginations of the visitors.  We have all often heard of statements like, ‘We should do something about the dying art’. Well, here is someone who has done her share. Coming from Delhi, she has travelled far and wide, alone and in a group, to cover the crafts that are dying.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis is for the first time that choosing our favourite was so difficult. From, zardozi, thathera, meenakari, bangle making to blue pottery, she has covered it all. Herself a lover of art, she truly worries about the fading culture that has defined India till date; its handicraft. ‘Colors of India is a journey of self discovery. It is a compilation of four years of experience, a  travel memorabilia  through seldom explored nooks and corners of the largest democracy of the world,’ says the beautiful woman. The show at Open Air Gallery at IHC wrapped up today amidst rave reviews from the visitors who trooped in to witness some incredible clicks.last_img read more

Costa Rican astronaut becomes first Hispanic member of US Astronaut Hall of

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon. Chang, 62, is the first Hispanic astronaut to enter the hall of fame.“To be recognized by those who you admire is even more powerful than just to be recognized at all,” Chang said, at his induction ceremony.The Costa Rican-born astronaut began training at NASA in 1980, and partook in his first space flight in 1986. He would finish his career with seven space flights, tied for the most ever.Astronaut George Nelson introduced Chang at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.Nelson told the audience about how the Costa Rican came to the U.S. without knowing how to speak English. Chang later earned a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a plasma physicist before joining NASA and being launched into space.Nelson said Chang “seemed to be the most comfortable astronaut, seemed to fit up there.” Chang spent more than 1,600 hours in space.In 2005, Chang left NASA to start his own business, Ad Astra Rocket. The technology company is working to create a plasma engine, which could revolutionize space travel and make it easier to travel to far off places like Mars.During his induction speech, Chang thanked in Spanish his mother, who was in attendance, and his wife, Peggy, among others. He showed his appreciation for Costa Rica and the United States for supporting his dreams.“I am the product of two cultures,” Chang said.The 11th class of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame also included Kevin Chilton, the military’s highest-ranking astronaut, and Charles Precourt, former chief of the NASA astronaut corps. Chang, Chilton and Precourt all logged hours on the Russian Mir space station.The hall of fame counts 82 astronauts among its inductees including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shepard. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

When Todd Heap was released by the Baltimore Raven

first_imgWhen Todd Heap was released by the Baltimore Ravens, the 31-year-old created a short list of teams he’d like to play for.“From day one once I got released my wife and I talked, and we had a short list,” Heap told Sports 620 KTAR’s Dave Burns and John Gambadoro. “The Cardinals were at the top of that list.”That’s a good thing, too, as Heap will surely help the Cardinals. Heap caught 40 passes and scored five touchdowns last season, and for his career has 467 receptions and 41 scores. Numbers like that would place him among the very best tight ends to ever suit up for the Cardinals. In fact, it would make him the best to ever play the position in Arizona.And yet, he almost never made it to the Valley. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

Top Stories

Top Stories Andre Ellington has been nothing short of a revelation for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013.The former sixth-round pick is second on the team in rushing yards (558) and rushing touchdowns (3), leads the team with seven rushes of 20 yards or more and also has 34 receptions for 351 yards and a touchdown.But as detailed in a ‘Between the Tackles’ piece Thursday, his season might even more impressive than meets the eye. 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Despite his somewhat diminutive stature, the 5-foot-9 standout out of Clemson ranks in the top 10 in both yards after contact on inside (2.47 per carry) and outside (league-leading 4.62 per carry) rushes. Ellington is one of only three players — Adrian Peterson and Rashad Jennings being the others — to be in the top 10 of both lists.However, while Ellington has embraced contact during his first NFL campaign, his teammate and the Cardinals’ leading rusher, Rashard Mendenhall, apparently has not.The first-year Cardinal ranks in the bottom 10 in both yards after contact on inside (1.67 per carry) and outside (1.78 per carry) rushes.Mendenhall is one of only three players — Ray Rice and Willis McGahee being the others — to make both dubious lists. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact read more

Probe after threemonths worth of clinical waste found unprocessed outside disposal unit

first_imgBy Evie AndreouAuthorities said on Thursday they had launched a probe into the improper storage of more than 100 tonnes – more than three months’ worth – of highly hazardous medical waste outside the Kofinou premises of the disposal contractor for state hospitals.Officials on Wednesday caught employees of the company red-handed loading the waste onto a truck to be transferred to an unknown location and called in the police to guard the unit to make sure no hazardous material exited the premises.According to the head of the agriculture ministry’s department of environment, Costas Hadjipanayiotou, officials from his service discovered over the past few days large volumes of  infectious clinical waste stored improperly in the outdoor area of the processing unit in Kofinou, without having any prior notification that there was a technical problem with processing and that it was being stored without proper treatment.The volume of stored untreated waste, he said, was very large in comparison to the quantities collected daily from state hospitals.“State hospitals contribute 1.2 tonnes of waste per day, that is, around 30-35 tonnes per month. The accumulation of waste in the plant is more than 100 tonnes, meaning about three months of clinical waste,” Hadjipanayiotou told the Cyprus News Agency.This waste must be immediately managed, he said.Photo: CNAThe premises were guarded overnight by police on Wednesday, after officials from the department of environment earlier in the day found some of that waste – clinical infectious surgical waste – camouflaged in other bags ready to be transported to an unknown location.“This urged us to seek help from the police to monitor the premises during the night so that no waste is transported away to a location unknown to us,” Hadjipanayiotou said.According to daily Politis, the waste was to be transferred on trucks to be buried somewhere in Paphos. The waste was reportedly not managed properly due to damage to the disposal unit’s equipment.Hadjipanayiotou said that both his service and the police have launched a probe.“We are investigating how such great volumes of clinical waste ended up at the management unit, why the necessary disposal treatment did not take place and why the health ministry and the environment department were not informed of the technical problem at the unit,” he said.The company in question, he said, which is the only one that signed a contract with the health ministry for the management and disposal of hospital waste, was obliged under its operation permit to inform both the health ministry and the department of environment of any problems.He said that the premises had not been checked over the past two to three months, until last Tuesday, where they came across the large volume of waste sitting on the premises without being properly treated.Photo: CNAAfter the discovery, he said, his service also checked all units that manage clinical waste, and went back to the unit in question on Wednesday, where they caught them red-handed, trying to load the waste and remove it from the premises.“We were lucky we went there when they were loading the clinical waste onto the truck which was ready to go,” Hadjipanayiotou said.The company, Vouros Ltd, was fined €4,000 on Wednesday, the highest on-the-spot fine provided by law. The unit resumed operations on Thursday morning, Hadjipanayiotou said. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more