Cops: 100 Naxals suspected to be involved in Dantewada ambush

first_imgRaipur: At least 100 Naxals are suspected to be involved in the attack in which a BJP MLA and four security personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, a police official said on Wednesday.Police have also recovered a GPS device of Naxals from the site in which the rebels had set the location of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) used in the incident. Bheema Mandavi, the BJP MLA from Dantewada seat, and four personnel of his security staff were killed when Naxals blew up their vehicle near Shyamgiri village on Tuesday, just two days before the first-phase of the Lok Sabha polls in the state. “We have received inputs that around 100 Naxals, including 50 to 60 armed and rest militia (lower rung) members, led by commanders Deva and Vinod, were involved in the attack,” Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI over phone. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Malangir area committee of the banned CPI (Maoist), which is active in the area, along with Kerlapal area committee and some cadres of Jagargunda area committee jointly executed the attack, he said. Three weapons, including a 9 MM pistol and two rifles, were reported to be missing from the attack site, he said. “According to ground inputs, it was a pre-planned attack as a large number of armed cadres could not gather in such a short span of time. It could have been a trap laid for the MLA,” Pallava said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOn Tuesday, it was Mandavi’s third visit on the route in the election season. The SP said the area was sanitised twice by the District Reserve Group (DRG) in last five days, but the IED can be planted in a day only. On Monday, Mandavi passed through the same route but that day, de-mining exercise was done by security forces and he was escorted by an additional team of DRG, Pallava said. That day, the MLA is suspected to have told some villagers that he would attend the fair held in Shyamgiri on Tuesday, or somebody from the village would have invited him for it, he said. “We are checking the call details record of the MLA to ascertain if any person from the area called him,” he said. The MLA’s mobile phone is missing and it might have been taken by Naxals, the official said. On Tuesday also, Mandavi was being escorted by additional security of 50 DRG personnel on 25 motorcycles, during his poll campaigning. But when he sought that security be withdrawn citing that he had completed his campaigning for the day, the security forces returned, he said. The MLA then suddenly decided to head to towards Kuwakonda in his bullet proof vehicle, following which his security staff in the escort vehicle informed the police. The Bacheli police station head officer immediately called the MLA, asking him not to take that route due to security reasons, he said. “In the meantime, the MLA left behind his piloting escort vehicle. He, along with four security personnel in his SUV, and another vehicle behind carrying five policemen, headed towards Shyamgiri, ignoring the advisory,” he said, adding two escort vehicles followed his SUV. After spending a couple of minutes at Shyamgiri fair, the MLA headed towards Kuwakonda.last_img read more

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Gambian UN development official takes over world bodys Africa thinktank

Mr. Janneh, who began his tenure yesterday, said in Addis Ababa on Friday that he was looking forward to working with a team that had “done great things for Africa over the past 10 years” under the leadership of outgoing Executive Secretary, K.Y. Amoako.Praising Mr. Amoako’s achievements, Mr. Janneh added: “I want to give him the assurance that we will continue to follow his commitment, hard work, and dedication to African priorities, as defined by Africans and their institutions, particularly the [African Union] AU, to really make sure that this decade belongs to Africa.”Mr. Janneh’s career in UNDP culminated in his position as Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa from June 2000, managing the agency’s largest regional bureau and covering 45 countries in sub-Saharan Africa with over 1,500 staff members.As a UN Assistant Secretary-General and a senior UNDP manager, Mr. Janneh has been particularly interested in the institutional transformation of the continent-wide, Addis Ababa-based AU and the successful implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as critical initiatives for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of anti-poverty targets to be reached by 2015.With this in mind, he has long supported core elements of ECA’s work programme, including the promotion of good governance, economic reform, the fight against HIV/AIDS, fair trade, crisis prevention and poverty eradication.Mr. Janneh joined UNDP in 1979 as a development planner from the Government of his home country, Gambia. He holds an MA in Urban and Regional Planning Studies from the University of Nottingham, England, and an undergraduate degree from Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone. read more

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Rising numbers of women opt for priesthood as a second career

There are so many more women in ordained ministry, it’s much more visible, they can see those people around and about, that actually becomes something that is possible for them.Catherine Nancekievill, head of discipleship and vocation “Now those women are into their 50s and their later 40s and that calling is still there.  “Maybe they’ve had a bit of a career, their children have left or are in their teens, and that calling has come back to them. “Now there are so many more women in ordained ministry, it’s much more visible, they can see those people around and about, that actually becomes something that is possible for them.”Many commentators have also cited the importance of Church role models, including Dame Mullally, who was chief nursing officer until 2004, and other female bishops such as Libby Lane, Rachel Treweek and recently-appointed Bishop of Bristol Vivienne Faull. The growth of “celebrity vicars”, such as the Reverend Richard Coles, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, and the Reverend Kate Bottley, who came to prominence on Gogglebox, has also been suggested as influencing rising interest in the priesthood. The figures also showed that the number of people aged under 32 recommended to train for ordination this year has risen by nearly a third compared to two years ago.Almost three in 10 of those entering training for the priesthood this year are expected to be under the age of 32.Women make up 54 per cent of this year’s candidates, the highest ever proportion. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rising numbers of women are entering the priesthood as a second career, Church of England figures show. Women are being encouraged to join after movements such as #MeToo boosted their confidence and prompted male clergy to offer them more support, church leaders suggested.Following in the footsteps of the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who joined the Church after a successful career in nursing, the number of women aged 40 to 54 being accepted for ordination has grown by 32 per cent in two years. Catherine Nancekievill, the church’s head of discipleship and vocation, said that “changing attitudes are definitely a factor”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”Men actually championing women’s ministry and getting behind it really seems to have shifted over the last ten years, and congregations becoming more accepting as well,” she said.Women who had come of age when female priests were first allowed in 1994 were pursuing vocations only more after 20 or more years in their first career, she added. “They may well have got into careers and families, and that calling might have been there but they might not have actually taken these steps forward, because once you get into your 30s and 40s you just get very busy with lots of things that are happening.  read more

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Andjela Bulatovic to Krim Mercator

← Previous Story Kristina Liscevic played Final with broken hand Next Story → HC Montpellier with new deals for Hmam and Gutfreund Montenegrian playmaker from RK Buducnost Podgorica Andjela Bulatovic (26) will change the team and the country for the upcoming season. She will wear t-shirt of Slovenian champion RK Krim Mercator with whom will have the same ambitions as in Podgorica – to win the Women’s EHF Champions League. Andjela Bulatovichandball transfersKrim mercator new playersRK Krim Mercator

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Four la tablette du futur

first_imgFour: la tablette du futur ?Four, une tablette concept, fabriquée par Marko Vuckovic, vient d’être présentée. Elle se démarque un peu de la production actuelle.Alors que les tablettes tactiles se répandent sur le marché comme des petits pains, des concepteurs travaillent déjà à leur évolution. C’est le cas notamment du designer Marko Vuckovic et de sa tablette Four. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette tablette mesure 145 x 235mm et elle semble avoir été dessinée et fabriquée pour être accrochée à un mur. La tablette Four est, en effet, capable de délivrer les prévisions météo juste avant de quitter son domicile, de préparer ses vacances ou alors de faire entendre des ambiances sonores telles que sons naturels et de se transformer en œuvre picturale dès qu’elle passe en mode veille. Le design de cette tablette est novateur et laisse entrevoir une ère où les tablettes ne miseront plus uniquement sur la rapidité des temps de calcul mais aussi sur des propositions décalées ou bien s’adressant à des publics bien spécifiques, tout en utilisant pleinement les possibilités offertes par le multimédia et la connexion aux réseaux. Le 27 mars 2012 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Titanfall 2s Upcoming Free Map is a Blast From the Past

first_img Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Actual Games of the YearTitanfall 3 Not Guaranteed, Says Respawn Stay on target Titanfall 2 may not be doing great sales-wise but it has something that could help it in the long run: free DLC. We’ve known about the game’s free DLC model for some time but didn’t know when it would arrive or what it would contain. Today, Respawn Entertainment has at last outlined what the first downloadable content will be.The first DLC will be called Angel City’s Most Wanted, which has an all-new map, weapons, Titan kits, and more. The Angel City map is new to Titanfall 2 but not to the series since it appeared in the original Titanfall. Those who pre-ordered the game will have access to the map on November 30 while everyone else will get it on December 3.The new Titan Kits have options and attacks that will help give players an edge on the battlefield. These kits include Refraction lens for Ion, Scorched Earth for Scorch, Threat Optics for Northstar, Burst Loader for Tone, Hidden Compartment for Legion, and Phase Reflex for Ronin. On top of that, there is a new execution move for pilots as well as a Wingman Elite Pistol.Respawn has also listed some of the things players can look forward to in 2017. This includes Game Mode Twists, which will provide players with semi-regular events that change the rules of certain games, Double XP weekends, recognition for the top in-game community networks, and social giveaways every Wednesday.Though Respawn itself is unsure about the possibility of a Titanfall 3, it seems committed to making Titanfall 2 not only a better game, but one that is decidedly more consumer friendly. Now that both Respawn and Ubisoft have embraced a policy of giving players free DLC, we should keep an eye out and see if other big developers and publishers follow suit.For more information on Angel City’s Most Wanted, make sure to follow this link. Titanfall 2 is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.last_img read more

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Update on Samoa Joe injury New WWE show on Fox Sports Mexico

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Baron Corbin, Samoa Joe, and Ricochet all advance to the Semifinals of the King of the Ring Update on Samoa Joe injuryTo follow up on an earlier report this week, Samoa Joe was in Birmingham this week to have his knee diagnosed according to a report by PWInsider.com.As of now, the early estimate is that Joe will be out of action for four to six weeks.We will continue to follow this situation as it develops.New WWE show on Fox Sports MexicoWWE issued the following press release on Friday.FOX SPORTS MEXICO AND WWE® ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE NEW WEEKLY PROGRAM WWE SATURDAY NIGHTMEXICO CITY and STAMFORD, Conn., (September 1, 2017) – FOX Sports Mexico and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the launch of a new weekly Spanish-language show, WWE Saturday Night, featuring the best action and family-friendly entertainment from WWE, beginning tomorrow, September 2 at 9 p.m. CDT on FOX Sports 2.Distributed throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, WWE Saturday Night features thrilling highlights and pivotal moments from WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown®, as well as WWE’s premium live events, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®, Royal Rumble® and Survivor Series®. WWE Saturday Night is presented by renowned FOX Sports Mexico broadcasters Verónica Rodríguez and Jimena Sánchez and also includes exclusive interviews with WWE Superstars and social media features, giving viewers in Latin America a unique, localized WWE experience. Additionally, WWE Saturday Night will be available on-demand through the FOX app to authenticated FOX Sports subscribers.“We are very excited to launch this new project with WWE that we have been working on for many months,” said Ernesto López, Senior Vice President, FOX Sports Mexico production and programming. “We are confident that WWE Saturday Night will strengthen our relationship with a great brand like WWE while also delivering unique and spectacular content to our viewers.”“We are excited to partner with FOX Sports Mexico to deliver new, localized content throughout the region and expand our reach,” said Joaquin Del Rivero, WWE Vice President & General Manager, Latin America. “WWE Saturday Night offers a premier destination for FOX Sports Latin America’s viewers to enjoy WWE’s blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 listcenter_img Velvet Sky Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WWE RAW Results – 9/2/19 (Clash of Champions contract signing, KOTR Quarterfinals)last_img read more

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Chainreaction crash causes driver to slam into Miami Gardens home 2 hurt

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a chain-reaction crash caused a driver to slam into a Miami Gardens home, sending two people to the hospital.According to Miami Gardens Police, the crash took place at the intersection of Northwest 199th Street and Seventh Avenue, just before noon, Saturday.Investigators said the driver hit the side of the house where a music studio sits.Officials said no one was trapped in the vehicle as a result of the crash.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews transported the victims to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Apple to fix 2018 MacBook Air logic boards for free report says

first_img News • Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Apple Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Air (128GB, Gray, 2018) 1:40 $1,099 Apple • CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Walmart See It $1,199 Now playing: Watch this: Preview • The MacBook Air is dead. Long live the MacBook Air $899 Blink and you’ll miss these MacBook Pro updates Review • Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop See Allcenter_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Computers Laptops 0 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See it See It Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Apple MacBook Air Post a comment Share your voice If your 2018 MacBook Air isn’t booting up Apple might now be able to fix it for free.  Sarah Tew/CNET If your 2018 MacBook Air isn’t turning on, heading to the Apple Store could get you a free fix. The company has apparently found that a “very small number” of MacBook Airs are experiencing issues with their logic boards The issue was reported nearly two weeks after Apple issued a public recall for older 15-inch MacBook Pros over a potential fire risk, according to documents seen by 9to5Mac. Faulty logic boards could prevent the computer from powering on, with the website noting that Apple has identified the issue in certain 2018 13-inch Retina MacBook Airs.  The company knows which serial numbers are affected and is reportedly emailing impacted customers to let them know about the program. Those whose MacBook Airs are at risk can take their computer to an Apple Store or authorized service center and get the board fixed for free. 9to5Mac’s report also adds that Apple will offer the program for four years from the computer’s original purchase date.  While the replacement program is not yet listed on Apple’s page for “exchange and repair extension programs,” if you’re worried about your recent MacBook Air suffering this issue, now would be a good reminder to make sure to keep your computer’s backups up to date. You can also take your computer to the Apple Store to get it checked out.   Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.   Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags reading • Apple to fix 2018 MacBook Air logic boards for free, report says Applelast_img read more

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IAF vice chief flies in Rafale during IndoFrench drill

first_imgNew Delhi: IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Friday flew in a Rafale aircraft during the India-French joint air exercise Garuda-VI at the French Air Base Mont-de-Marsa. “The Air Marshal flew in Rafale with Colonel Antoine Courty” of the French Air Force, the Indian Air Force (IAF) tweeted. The Air Marshal was briefed about the safety procedures before the flight. He also flew a sortie in a simulator to acclimatize with the aircraft systems and handling procedures. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Air Marshal Bhadauria arrived at Mont-de-Marsan on Thursday. The Garuda-VI, a joint exercise of IAF with the French Air Force, got off on July 1 and ended on Friday. The participation of the IAF in the exercise was to promote professional interaction, exchange experiences and operational knowledge besides strengthening bilateral relations with the French Air Force, an official said.last_img read more

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No first use of Nukes can change

first_imgNew Delhi: India may see a major shift in its nuclear weapons doctrine by doing away with a ‘no first use policy’ in the future, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. “Till today, our nuclear policy is ‘No First Use’. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” media reports said quoting the minister who was at an event in Pokhran, the site of India’s nuclear tests in 1998. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The comments come in the midst of heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the Indian government revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan had condemned the move. In February this year, India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff by conducting an aerial raid on a terrorist training camp in Pakistan after the 14 February Pulwama suicide attack. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us In a tweet, Rajnath Singh added, “Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atal Ji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances.” The Defence Minister was in Pokhran to pay respects to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary. It was during Vajpayee’s tenure as prime minister that India conducted five nuclear tests and became a nuclear weapon state in 1998. Advertise With Us Pakistan, in response, had conducted six tests – breaking out of the nuclear closet. India had brought out its nuclear doctrine in 1999 in which it had declared a ‘no first use policy’ i.e. it would not be the first to launch a nuclear weapon but retained the right to retaliate in response to an atomic strike. In 2016, the then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had set off questions about whether the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was doing a rethink on its nuclear doctrine when he had asked why should India bind itself to a no first use policy.last_img read more

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Mysterious UFO spotted shooting past SpaceX satellite triggers alien debate

first_imgYouTube: Third Phase of MoonPopular conspiracy theory YouTube channel, ‘Third Phase of Moon’ operated by Blake Cousins has recently uploaded a video that shows an unidentified flying object (UFO) shooting past a SpaceX satellite. The YouTube channel revealed that the footage of this mysterious sighting was captured by the camera onboard SpaceX’s Amos 17 satellite which was launched earlier this week.After analysing the trajectory of the UFO, Blake cousins ruled out the possibility of this object being space debris.”It’s moving and shoots straight ahead, then banks to the left. That’s what makes this video very cool. What is it? Is it powered by something? How can it make a bank to the left in space unless it has its only propulsion system? The whole idea of this just being space debris, you would see it continue in a straight trajectory. But it does this unusual maneuver that defies any logic,” said the uploaders of the video.As the video uploaded by the Third Phase of Moon went viral, viewers of the conspiracy theory channel also put forward various theories to explain the weird phenomenon. Most of the viewers who watched the video claimed that the UFO spotted in the video could be an alien spaceship.”Saw that SpaceX stream live and thought the same thing about that Anomaly. wicked cool,” commented Jason Semerau, a YouTube user.”That’s not space junk. We are watching the skies and they are watching us,” commented Cosmic Drive, another YouTuber. ‘A few days back, a YouTube user named Tom Brown had uploaded a video on YouTube that shows two triangular UFOs hovering very near to the International Space Station (ISS). After analysing the clip, popular UFO hunter Scott C Waring assured that these sightings are proof of extraterrestrial existence. However, skeptics dismissed the alien angle and made it clear that the UFO could be actually reflections of objects inside the ISS.last_img read more

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India just made it easier for trans people to get their tax

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Trans people can now register as a third gender when apply for a tax number. | Photo: Flickr/Whitney Lauren The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) directs policy for the Indian Income Tax Department.It announced it will create a ‘third gender’ option on the Permanent Account Number (PAN) form.The PAN is a unique 10-digit income number for income tax.CBDT listened to the callsThe decision to add a third gender option came after multiple requests, according to CBDT senior official.Trans people can identify as third gender on the national ID card, Aadhaar. But until now could not do so on their tax records.‘Individuals from the transgender community were facing hassles in obtaining a PAN card and this problem was further magnified as Aadhaar had the third gender category but not PAN,’ the senior official told The Hindu. Talking tax isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but for trans people in India doing their tax just became a lot easier. ‘Hence, they were notable to link their PAN with their Aadhaar due to this anomaly.’In 2014, the Supreme Court of India instructed the Indian Government to allow transgender Indians to register as third gender in official documents. The court’s historic ruling also instructed the government to recognize trans people as economically and socially discriminated against. This recognition would help them get preferential treatment in finding employment and education.Since then a third gender option has been counted on the national census and even when booking train tickets.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… UK Government changes official guidance to include non-binary people on formsPakistan has just issued its first transgender passportOntario, Canada issues very first non-binary birth certificateRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/india-just-made-easier-trans-people-get-taxes-done/last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Avalon Waterways will i

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAvalon Waterways will introduce a new program in 2020 that enables guests to customise holidays by pairing a European river cruise with an itinerary of sister companies, Monograms and Globus. Dubbed “Your Way”, the program is designed to make it easier than ever before for cruisers to customise their holiday, from start to finish.Through Avalon’s Your Way program, guests can book a cruise and then add on:An Avalon Waterways land extension featuring expert, guided sightseeingA Monograms independent vacation package that comes with handpicked hotel accommodations, city sightseeing and the on-site services of a Local HostA Globus escorted touring vacation with included sightseeing, hotel accommodations, transportation and coach driver, Tour Director and certified Local Guides.“With our new Avalon Your Way program, we’re making it easier for travellers to extend their river cruise vacation with land itineraries that are perfectly suited to their preferences and budget,” said Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “No matter which Your Way extension our guests choose, we will take care of details like ship-to-hotel transportation, hotel accommodations and sightseeing in the world’s most fascinating cities, from Paris to Prague and Budapest to Berlin.”In addition, with its onboard Avalon Choice menu on each and every river cruise itinerary, travellers have their pick of the widest array of included excursions, from classic sightseeing to immersive discoveries and active adventures.Classic: A local expert guides travellers through the history and heritage of local destinations to marvel at legends, lore and architecture of iconic and historic sites.Discovery: Travellers are invited to engage in inspiring and interactive activities designed to cater to their interests, from cooking classes to painting workshops. Discovery excursions help travellers immerse themselves in culture.Active: Avalon guests can embark on energetic excursions – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam to biking, paddling and hiking their way through each destination – keeping travellers in motion and on the go.Additionally, the company’s AvalonGO App helps travellers independently explore each destination throughout their vacation with a detailed, daily schedule of their itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (featuring hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps and directions as well as local cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment options for further exploration.“With the flexibility to choose exactly where to go before and after a cruising vacation, and the freedom of Avalon Choice on board each and every cruise, Avalon Waterways is helping travellers see the world the way they’ve always envisioned,” said Hoffee.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — Right off-stage from where the Oscars are handed out, there’s a whole mini-show happening in the wings with a cast of busy production people, anxious stars and dazed winners circulating in and out of the tight space. The Associated Press got a front seat to the action, where “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa could be seen giving a bear hug to “Free Solo” director Jimmy Chin, Lady Gaga asked, “Did I nail it?” after her show-stopping “Shallow” performance and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producer Amy Pascal looked at her Oscar and proclaimed, “It’s so cute!”Here are some highlights that didn’t make the broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards.BUT WHERE’S MY DRINK?Winners are often quite shell-shocked walking off the main stage of the Dolby Theatre and into the wings where they’re immediately photographed and asked to do a reaction video, but some quickly decide on what they want: A drink.Lady Gaga, still wiping away tears from her emotional win for best song, came backstage and asked, “Is there champagne?” By the time she’d made it to the main hallway, a flute had found its way into her hands, but she hoped that photographers wouldn’t capture her downing it. Others had friends to help, and best actress winner Olivia Colman had two: Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand.“White wine for this woman, white wine,” McDormand said as soon as they got off-stage.Rockwell chimed in: “She needs a white wine.”And sometimes, you don’t even need to have won to get one. Sarah Paulson told her co-presenter Paul Rudd they were going to get cocktails — after they’d finished their job of course.CAPTAIN AMERICA MEETS AQUAMANChris Evans had moments with more than a few people backstage as one of the early presenters, many of which came in line for the restroom of all places. One such encounter was when comic book imprint rival Jason Momoa, aka DC’s “Aquaman,” came backstage. “Captain America” kept things civil as the two exchanged “hey mans.” Later, a woman came through saying, “I have somebody who needs to be in the theatre” who hoped to skip the line. That somebody was best supporting actress nominee Rachel Weisz. “Oh, just somebody,” Evans joked, while letting Weisz cut to the front of the line. Steve Rogers would be proud.EVERYONE WHO’S ANYONE HAD A COMFORTABLE SHOE OPTIONThe Oscars can be a long night for women in uncomfortable footwear, so Jennifer Hudson and Bette Midler came prepared. Hudson, who performed the nominated song “I’ll Fight,” wore slippers with royal blue feathers before putting on her lacy high heels for her moment on stage. And Midler had on a pair of black boots and socks, as well as a corduroy jacket, that were switched out for a pair of metallic platforms to sing “Where the Lost Things Go.” But there was one woman who stayed in the comfy footwear all night: last year’s best actress winner Frances McDormand rocked a pair of bright yellow Birkenstock sandals.A BACKSTAGE SING-ALONGSure, everyone who tuned in for the Oscars probably caught the opening number at the very least, but right off-stage, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph all had their own private sing-and-dance-along to the performance. They bobbed their heads along to “We Will Rock You,” but really got into it for “We Are the Champions,” before taking the stage to present the best supporting actress trophy to Regina King. Not even “Shallow” got such a karaoke reception — but perhaps it was because everyone, KiKi Layne included, was too rapt with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s performance.EVEN THE PRESENTERS ARE NERVOUS“I’m so nervous,” said Awkwafina as she made her way to stage to present the sound editing and mixing awards with John Mulaney. Thankfully her bit was all about being nervous, so it wasn’t exactly a bad thing to actually be feeling that way. Others get ribbed. Guillermo del Toro laughed and greeted Allison Janney, who had just walked off stage, telling her, “You didn’t (expletive) it up!” And some treat themselves to a snack. Jennifer Lopez grabbed a small plate of cheese and crackers after presenting. “You deserve it,” said Evans.BRIE LARSON OFFERS OSCARS ADVICEBrie Larson seemed a little hesitant to join in on Spike Lee’s adapted screenplay win moment. She presented the award to him with Samuel L. Jackson, who Lee called to join in on a photo backstage. Larson demurred. “No, no, I’m in the back,” she said as Jackson tried to pull her up to the front of the photo with a beaming Lee, still clutching his speech in one hand and his Oscar in another.“Major,” Larson said, as they all posed.As they walked out, Larson gave co-writers David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel a piece of advice about winning an Oscar.“Enjoy the moment,” she said. “It won’t make sense for a long time.”Larson won her best actress trophy for “Room” in 2016.AMY ADAMS IS A SUPPORTIVE CO-STARLate into the show, Amy Adams dashed out of the green room, champagne in hand. Her husband Darren Le Gallo chased after her with her purse. “You forgot this,” he said. But Adams had more important things to think about, like where she was going to stash the champagne. “I want to be back there for this,” she said. 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” Ubair Ahamad, at the residence of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. 10 am PT Get the latest deals reviews and recommendations from the editors of TIME: sign up for The Goods newsletter here What can we expect from the Cupertino Calif tech giant this year It’s probably too early for the introduction of a new iPhone But the rumor mill suggests we could see a Siri-powered smart speaker to rival the Amazon Echo and Google Home Mac desktop and laptop announcements are likely too And even if we don’t get a new iPhone we’ll likely see the latest version of iOS the software powering the popular handset How can you watch Apple’s WWDC 2017 Tune in to the livestream above Alternatively visit Applecom in the Safari web browser or watch on Apple TV Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alexfitzpatrick@timecomPresident Donald Trump’s endorsement of Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore has emboldened support for the embattled candidate by some within the GOP but not all Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter late Monday to distance himself and his party from the former Alabama judge who faces several allegations of sexual misconduct Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes No vote no majority is worth losing our honor our integrity Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 4 2017 Moore who denies the allegations viewed by senior members of his party as “credible” has to date been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women Among the allegations are several accounts by women that he made sexual advances toward them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s Since the Washington Post broke the story several other women have accused Moore of preying on teenage girls when he was an adult According to the New Yorker one Alabama shopping mall even banned the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for serially harassing teen girls As the allegations against Moore mounted many prominent Republicans called for him to exit the race Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in November that Moore should step aside if guilty Asked whether he believed the allegations were true McConnell replied: "I believe the women yes" The Republican National Convention initially withdrew funding and support for Moore as GOP heavyweights continued to abandon his corner In light of Trump’s endorsement however the organization has reversed its position and decided to once again back the disgraced candidate a senior RNC official confirmed to TIME in an email The sudden about-face follows reports in late November that both the RNC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee had no plans to change their position on the candidate A multitude of other Republicans have either withdrawn their support or directly spoken out against Moore in the weeks preceding the president’s endorsement including House Speaker Paul Ryan Senators Bill Cassidy Steve Daines Cory Gardner and Mike Lee Senators Bob Corker and Susan Collins were among those calling for Moore to step down At time of writing none of the above have publicly responded to the president’s endorsement Write to Alana Abramson at AlanaAbramson@timecom and Laignee Barron at LaigneeBarron@timeinccom the Foreign Ministry said Trump is making an “extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula, “We have no evidence, bdnews24. Recall that the Police has recently announced its own version of the exercise to the chagrin of the FRSC authorities, Just after noon,), If yes. Miss Elizabeth Odunlami who said the monarch dated and jilted her.

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This section allows either partner in a marriage to claim maintenance from the other while a case filed under the law is pending; for instance,in case of dissolution of a marriage However theAct applies only to a Hindu marriage solemnised in accordance with customary rites and ceremonies such as "saptpadi" (Section 7) and does not recognise live-in relationships A couple sits along the seafront promenade at dusk in Mumbai’s suburbs May 16 2012 Reuters/Vivek Prakash Section 125(1)(A) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) states that a woman who has divorced and not remarried can claim maintenance from her ex-husband in cases where he neglects or refuses to help her financially This provision also applies only to married couples who subsequently divorce Under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 a magistrate may order monetary relief in the form of maintenance to an aggrieved person who has suffered domestic violence under Section 20(D) Notably this Act covers a broader range of relationships as a "domestic relationship" — asdefined in Section 2(F)— rather than marriages alone Indian courts on the right to maintenance in live-in relationships Notwithstanding the absence of laws granting the right to maintenance in live-in relationships Indian courts have readily granted this right to partners who live together on a number of occasions In October 2010 the Supreme Court in the Veluswamy vs Patchaiammal case recognised the right to "palimony"— the equivalent of alimony in live-in relationships— but limited it to genuine relationships alone not ones in which the partners lived together only for sexual reasons and ones where either partner was married to someone else In this case the court also laid downa number of criteria to determine whether a couple was in a "relationship in the nature of a marriage" (under Section 2(F) of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act which defines a "domestic relationship") The relevant factors are: the couple must hold themselves out to society as being akin to spouses; they must be of legal age to marry; they must be otherwise qualified to enter into a legal marriage including being unmarried; and they must have voluntarily cohabited and held themselves out to the world as being akin to spouses for a significant period of time Additionally the couple must have resided in a "shared household" (as defined under Section 2(A) of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act) In May 2015 the Supreme Court had ruled that under the Hindu Marriage Act a man in a live-in relationship was obliged to pay maintenance to his partner and children from the relationship after it ended In this case the man was married to someone else and was in a live-in relationship with another woman fornine years In July 2016 the Gujarat High Court had recognised that a woman was entitled to seek maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC even if she had not married the man but had been living with him for a reasonably long period of time as his wife More recently in April 2018 the Bombay High Court allowed a married woman who was in a live-in relationship with another man for 15 years to claim maintenance from him under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act The court had emphasised the welfare objective of the Act to protect women from violence and held that the term "domestic violence"encompassed physical abuse as well as "economic abuse" (Section 3(A) of the Act) Courts have also recognised other rights in live-in relationships For instance in April 2015 the Supreme Court had ruled that couples in live-in relationships would be presumed to be married and the woman would be entitled to inherit her partner’s legal property Further the burden of disproving the presumption of marriage would lie on the party refuting the presumption The Supreme Court recognised this presumption as early as in 2010 in the case of Madan Mohan Singh vs Rajni Kant where the court had to rule on the legitimacy and right to inheritance of children born out of a live-in relationship File image of the Supreme Court AP In December 2013 the top court had framed guidelines on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act applyingto live-in relationships recognising that the legislation would apply in case of relationships "in the nature of marriage" Right to maintenance in live-in relationships in other jurisdictions The right to "palimony" is also recognised in the United States where certain states including California have palimony laws in place Interestingly in the United Kingdom a "common-law marriage"— or an informal marriage/marriage in fact—is not recognised Therefore cohabiting couples do not have any right to maintenance or property when they break up The UK Parliament is in the process of considering aCohabitation Rights Bill to grant certain rights to couples in live-in relationships Court precedents in India indicate a strong inclination of judges to rule in favour of granting maintenance to a woman in a live-in relationship In the current case in the Supreme Court it was alleged that the man had promised to marry the woman eventually which further strengthens the case that the couple was in a de-facto or "common-law" marriage It is likely that in this case the Supreme Court will uphold the social welfare objectives of family laws instead of adopting a formalistic approach and allow the woman’s claim for compensation from her partner The author is an LLM candidate at University of Cambridge Editor’s note: Starting National Science Day 2018 The Life of Science and Firstpost bring you a series profiling Indian women in Science The challenges in Indian scientific life are many — more so for women taking up this path This series honours those who beat the odds and serve as inspirations for the next generation of Indian science — a generation that is slowly and surely on its way to becoming gender equal *** By Sandhya Ramesh Farah Ishtiaq | 45 | Ecologist and avian disease researcher | Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru We’ve all heard of malaria In school we wrote answers about the female Anopheles mosquito when we were barely old enough to understand the concept of an epidemic This mosquito’s bite spreads the disease we associate with heat sickness and tropical climate It killed over four lakh people in 2015 Interestingly malaria isn’t unique to humans It affects non-human primates mammals reptiles and even birds Each is infected by a specific species of mosquito that acts as a carrier for a single-celled parasite called Plasmodium There are over 200 species of Plasmodium and it’s quite common for them to cause the disease in birds Avian malaria is a subject of study all over the world Not so much in India though “I wanted to study the spread of malaria in birds because there is not a single scientist doing it in India” states Farah Ishtiaq who has been working as a research fellow at the Center for Ecological Sciences (CES) in IISc Bangalore for the past four years Malaria in the Himalayas Nearly all birds we see such as house sparrows parrots and mynahs are susceptible to malaria Though there has been definitive evidence of this for a while until recently the disease wasn’t really being tracked and studied Farah wants to find out how malaria is introduced and if it spreads the same way in birds as it spreads in humans — rampantly in tropical climates To figure this out she needs to go somewhere geographically close to these climates but in a region quite different in terms of temperature —somewhere like the Himalayas “Mosquitoes and cold don’t go together So I wondered if it is possible that birds that live in higher altitudes like the Himalayas evolved without the parasites” she explains She established seven sites across the Himalayas from Dehradun which is at about 600 metres above sea level to Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary which lies at 3400 metres Farah’s team travels to these sites to “sample” birds — that is take their blood samples —during the breeding season Meanwhile her ground personnel sample mosquitoes all year-round “This is to understand how the parasite is transmitted” explains Farah A year in Farah’s shoes The same site in bad (left) and good (right) weather This means that Farah spends four months every year hiking up the mountains setting up traps for mating birds The rest of the year she works from her Bengaluruoffice On a typical day in the Himalayas she hikes up from the campsite at 3 am sets up traps at a low height and waits These bird traps are nets propped up by poles Made of black silk coir the nets are difficult to spot against the background and invariably birds fly into them The birds that her team studies are small enough to pick up quickly draw blood from and release Sometimes they tie a marker ring around the bird’s legs to make sure there are no repeats Farah ringing birds at a high elevation site Her days in her Bengalurulab start at around 10 am Now it is time to analyse the information they have collected from the field The team works together to crunch data on the thousands of birds they have sampled The ringing gear she uses “There are birds that live their whole lives in the Himalayas and there are some species that migrate down to the south in the winter to the warmer climates” Farah says Warmer climates are also where malaria-spreading mosquitoes flourish She has recorded birds that were healthy in the mountains but flew down to the warmer Dehradun in the winter and got infected there These migratory birds then fly back to the mountains during the breeding season in April-May While breeding birds’ immune systems are easily compromised so it is likely that this is when the disease would spread Farah wonders if malaria is non-existent in the mountains or if there are birds there that are immune to it “It’s like a three-piece jigsaw puzzle — there is the parasite the bird and the mosquito How do they all fit together” It is a long-term study and Farah doesn’t have enough data to figure it out just yet Getting a taste of ornithology Farah did her schooling in Delhi and then her undergraduate degree in zoology at the Aligarh Muslim University As the child of two doctors she admits that her mother was not always happy with her choice of career Her father on the other hand was incredibly supportive “He had also encouraged my mother to focus on getting her degree in gynaecology” After her Master’s degree she went on to obtain her PhD in Avian Ecology and Behaviour from the Centre for Wildlife Science at AMU in 1999 Post her PhD Farah was offered a small-but-intensive project: to work with the famed ornithologist Pamela Rasmussen on a bird species that was recently discovered to not be extinct The small and fluffy Forest Spotted Owlet had not been seen after 1884 for a very very long time It had been declared extinct until American ornithologist Rasmussen came along from the Smithsonian Institution at Washington DC During the course of her research for a book on birds in the Indian subcontinent she looked for the bird until she found it in 1997 This species of owl is endemic to the dry deciduous forests of the Central Highlands in India (from Gujarat to Orissa) The bird whisperer Blyth’s reed warbler a European migrant in India Studying small birds is difficult as they are hard to spot Scientists need to know where and when to look so they need details about the birds’ habits — the time of the day (or night) they prefer to be active the kind of trees they like to perch on the food they eat their calls etc Considering that the owlet hadn’t been seen in over a century nearly nothing was known about it “Rasmussen didn’t know what she was looking for and where she should go” reminisces Farah “But after she re-discovered it I studied it with her the next year” After experiments and searches for a whole year Farah became an expert in this owl species She could interpret the different calls of males females and the chicks of the species “What is interesting about this owl is that unlike most other species it is not nocturnal And since 1884 people had been searching for it at the wrong time never finding it” Furthermore the Forest Spotted Owlet is actually quite similar in appearance to another species called the Spotted Owlet The latter has more spots on its back and has a white front while the former has fewer spots and a brown front The Spotted Owlet is also active during the day “So even when they did spot a Forest Spotted Owlet they assumed it’s the Spotted Owlet” Tracking small birds and doing the kind of field work Farah did in Central India is not easy on ecologists “The rocky terrain and extreme heat were particularly challenging” she remembers “But the progress I had made after four months was tremendous so I received more funding and worked for a year” The story is fascinating but when I ask Farah what made her pick this particular project she replies that it wasn’t fully intentional “In ecology or conservation in India beggars can’t be choosers The Bombay Natural History Society had funding for four months and I accepted it” She then moved on to three years of non-academic work where she was instrumental in creating a network of ornithologists and birdwatchers around India called Indian Bird Conservation Network A fascination for diseases However her passion lay elsewhere “I always wanted to study diseases in birds especially malaria” says Farah But as an ecologist she did not have the knowledge to study diseases Disease study needed an understanding of bloodwork which meant a lot of analysis under the microscope “I knew what DNA was and that’s all” she laughed “I’d never had a job in a lab before” She got an opportunity to do her postdoctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC where she studied the birds of Hawaii for two years Her research focussed on the spread of malaria in the birds endemic to Hawaii Malaria came to Hawaii through birds introduced to the islands in the late 19th century Each group of colonists brought fowl from their own country that carried the malarial parasite As the endemic birds had never encountered this parasite before their immune systems were not prepared for it and the disease rapidly spread wiping out over 90 percent of native birds Studying avian diseases is a well-established field in the US and Farah built up her toolkit She learned how to use molecular biology and genetic markers to study and track diseases Farah then went on to Oxford University for her second postdoc: understanding how parasites colonise islands Islands are isolated and therefore are prime ground for testing hypotheses about how a disease spreads Working for over five years with these unique birds at exotic locations was not only a colourful experience for Farah but also moulded her into an able evolutionary biologist She could now return to India fully prepared to work with the birds here “It was life-changing” she affirms Farah says she is in this field of research in India at exactly the right time There is a lot of interest in diseases spreading in other species due to the H1N1 and Zika epidemic “I am lucky to have fantastic funding that also allows me to make my own decisions in my research I do more field work and don’t face restrictions on how I utilise the grant This is a really big deal considering these restrictions on funding are what I anticipated would be the biggest hurdle I would face” Farah is one of the few to receive the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance grant in the field of ecology; most other awardees are molecular and cell biologists Ageist policies widen the gender gap None of this is to say that her work has been free of difficulties Indian jungles where she studied birds are both physically challenging to navigate as well as politically tough to work in While Farah was driving through Naxalite areas in Bastar the government vehicle behind her was blown up because of a landmine There were instances where being a woman prevented her from befriending forest staff in interior India “If I had sat and had coffee with those men they would have started saying that I have a loose character whereas male ecologists could easily sit with them and learn more things” But Farah’s biggest challenge is stability in academia She is doing groundbreaking research in her field today but believes she has no job prospects in India “I am over 35 years old and despite the fact that I am working on something new unique and important I won’t be able to find a job outside of this lab” 35years is the upper age limit for prospective candidates for assistant professor posts in India as preferred by academic institutions While the age restriction is counter-productive to everyone in general (students complete their PhD in ecology on an average at age 34) it is especially detrimental to women since this is also the time most women want to have children Thus ageist academic policies manifest themselves as sexist too Farah has written about this in much depth here These rigid academic policies affect women disproportionately and there are immense scope and necessity for change Farah is sure that unless these changes come about women will have no choice but to drop out “Who knows if even I will be around in two years” Read more from the Women in Science series here THELIFEOFSCIENCECOM is a feminist science media project on a mission to make Indian women scientists more visible and investigate the gender gap in Indian academia ANI The man was later shifted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and his condition is now stable" Scott said in a statement" Das said is run by Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais made the announcement while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting in Borno state " Yechury said I guess youll be fine” Oko said see the 4 September issue of Science Kilian Ludewig" Moore said Over the ensuing three weeksEmory University Hospital 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