Thiruvananthapuram: Several parts of Kerala received moderate rainfall on Sunday, a day after the southwest monsoon set in over the state, even as a low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea.The Meteorological Department said the low pressure was expected to intensify into a depression in the next two days and subsequently, into a cyclone. Forecasting isolated heavy rainfall and squally weather in coastal areas of the state and in Lakshadweep islands, it advised fishermen not to venture into the sea till June 13. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistA bulletin issued by the department at 3 pm said the low-pressure area has formed over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area and the east-central Arabian Sea under the influence of the cyclone circulation. “It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours over the southeast and the adjoining east-central Arabian Sea. It is very likely to move north-north-westwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm subsequently,” it said. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceThe weather report also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall (115.6-204.4 mm) in isolated places of northern Malappuram and Kozhikode on June 12. After a delay of a week, the monsoon hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, marking the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country. The district collectors have been asked to be on alert in areas where landslides had occurred during the monsoon last year, sources in the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) said. KSDMA Member Secretary Sekar Kuriakose said based on the India Meteorological Department inputs, arrangements have been made to face it institutionally.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army is starting to collect donations for their Christmas Hampers and with the need increasing, more hampers are needing to be filled.The Christmas Hamper Campaign is open to anyone in the community to apply, yet unlike the Food Bank, there is an income matrix used to assess and prioritize the need. The Savation Army assesses household income vs expenses to determine the value of the hamper.Applications for hampers have been available since Nov. 1 and are available until Nov. 30. Late applicants may still be issued a hamper, but it is not guaranteed. Last year 136 hampers were filled and this year the budget is for 150 hampers. The Salvation Army is also seeking help to fill Children’s Hampers and make sure every child is able to experience the holiday spirit. For the children, last year 191 hampers were filled. Each child is given gifts that range in the price of $65-$80 which the parents are given wrapping paper to wrap the gifts and offer to their children for a real Christmas experience.There is a very real need for specific toys and items for kids aged 8 – 17 years such as; Lego, drones, remote controlled cars, barbies, gift cards to Walmart (or other stores that sell youth clothing/toys), etc.Donations can be dropped of at our Community & Family Services office, 10116 100 Ave. or by donating to Century 21’s 2nd annual Toy Drive.Hampers are picked up at our Distribution Day, Wednesday, December 19th.
Rabat – With the Security Council meeting on Western Sahara looming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the extension of MINURSO’s mandate for one year.Guteress addressed a note to the Security Council on Wednesday, asking for a one-year extension for the UN mission in Western Sahara, also known as MINURSO.The document obtained by AFP reads, “I recommend that the Council extend the mandate of MINURSO by one year, until October 31, 2019, in order to give my emissary the space and time necessary to create conditions that will allow the political process to move forward.” The last time the Security Council met to decide on the MINURSO mandate was on April 27. The council extended the mission’s mandate until October 31, 2018.Read Also: Western Sahara: Kohler Invites Morocco, Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania for Talks in GenevaTraditionally, the council has extended the mandate for one year.The secretary-general’s note followed invitations from the UN secretary-general’s personal envoy, Horst Kohler, to all parties: Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, and Polisario.Guterres confirmed the requests of his envoy as he also “urged the parties and neighbors to come to the negotiating table in good faith and without preconditions.”AFP reported earlier that the talks would come in the form of a roundtable rather than negotiations.Guterres’ request might pressure Algeria to join the round-table talks in December in Geneva, which aim to decide on a framework for future negotiations.Algeria has been reluctant to shoulder its responsibility in the conflict, claiming that the issue should be solved between Morocco and Polisario.If Algeria refuses to attend as a fully-participating party, some analysts believe Morocco is unlikely to send a senior representative.On Friday, September 28, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita met Guterres on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. The two officials discussed the Western Sahara conflict.The Security Council will hold three meetings on Western Sahara this month, including one on October 29, to determine the future of MINURSO.
FREDERICTON — The effort to proceed with shale gas exploration in New Brunswick’s Kent County is a “beachhead” for development of natural resources in the province, Premier David Alward said Friday.Alward said those who oppose a shale gas industry are the same people who are against new mines and the proposed Energy East Pipeline project.“We cannot allow the intimidation or the loudest voices to ultimately deter our province from our ability to grow our economy and to allow our citizens to build their lives here,” Alward said.His comments come as the Elsipogtog First Nation seeks an injunction to stop SWN Resources from proceeding with shale gas exploration.That application says there is a risk of a repeat of the violent clash that occurred between police and protesters near Rexton on Oct. 17 because SWN is resuming exploration.“These circumstances combine to create a very real danger that, as active seismic exploration is recommenced in the coming hours and days, outside radical elements, the Respondent SWN and the RCMP, other police and even military forces, all interact,” says the application, which will be heard later Friday in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Fredericton.
The President urged the public not to leave room for a Muslim Prabhakaran to be born. President Maithripala Sirisena today called for unity among all communities saying the country has now divided.Speaking in Mullaitivu the President said that today religious leaders and politicians are divided. “If we divide and fall apart the whole country will stand to lose. Another war will break out,” he said. Sirisena said that most politicians are focused on the elections later this year and not the country.He said that the division is preventing the country from moving forward. The President said that he understands the issues faced by the Tamils and will address some of them.However he said the past must be set aside and the country must unite to take the country forward.He said that there should not be room for extremism to prosper. (Colombo Gazette)
In a paper presented to the European Union (EU), Protecting refugees in Europe and beyond: Can the EU rise to the challenge?, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged Europe to improve support, preparations, and response aspects of its engagement with the refugees. UNHCR also urged greater investments by European Union (EU) member States to assist refugees with integration, housing, employment and language training. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi stressed in a speech to the European Policy Centre in Brussels that last year Europe failed to implement a collective response to help over a million refugees and migrants. In light of the resultant breakdown in public trust and the fact that the issue was seized upon by those who wanted to turn refugees into scapegoats, it is important that EU member States show, through collective action, “that Europe is capable of engaging effectively and in a principled manner with refugee movements, helping to stabilize refugee flows over the long term through more strategic external engagement – while at the same time, continuing to welcome refugees in Europe,” he added. The agency has also proposed a Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally paper, outlining measures to address the reasons why refugees are fleeing, and simplifying an asylum system that would make the process of identifying and registering more efficient. The system also builds on elements of the existing Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and some reforms proposed by the European Commission. The reform would also guarantee the right to asylum, enhance security screening, and improve management of population movements. “History has demonstrated that Europe is stronger when it addresses its challenges together; and I firmly believe that this is still possible today,” stated Mr. Grandi, adding that it is time for a new vision for Europe’s engagement with the global refugee crisis. According to UNHCR, the system will also include a common European registration system, a common approach to unaccompanied and separated children, and efficient system for returning individuals who are not in need of protection to their countries of origin.
If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news.And, as always, if you see a significant digit in the wild, tweet it to me @WaltHickey. 5th-most productiveWillie Mays saw his career home run record eclipsed by beleaguered Yankee Alex Rodriguez last Thursday, but the stats still appear to show that Mays was the better ballplayer. Looking at all-time wins above replacement, Mays is in fifth place in the annals of baseball history, while A-Rod is 17th. [FiveThirtyEight] You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this as an email newsletter, please subscribe.4 percentThat’s Alabama’s existing tax on rentals of “tangible personal property.” The state’s department of revenue wants to extend that tax to rentals on, say, Netflix, which generally speaking is pretty intangible and impersonal. [The Washington Post] $50 billionUber is considering raising another $1.5 billion in funding, which would value the company at $50 billion, basically making it a herd of unicorns if my Silicon Valley terminology is up to date. [The New York Times] 11 percentThe new cigarette tax rate in China, up from 5 percent. About 1 million Chinese citizens die annually from smoking-related illnesses. The last time China raised the tax, the State Monopoly of Tobacco Administration — which owns the country’s cigarette manufacturer because, you know, communism — isolated actual smokers from the tax and just ate the costs. So let’s just wait and see how this goes. [Bloomberg]At least 12 arrestsPlease never change, Massachusetts: More than 100 people were involved in a brawl at Revere Beach in Massachusetts on Mother’s Day. There were at least 12 arrests after an altercation that began between two women and their friends spiraled into an all-out fight at the beach. [NECN]60 kimberlite pipesNew research suggests that the plant Pandanus candelabrum can grow the presence of kimberlite pipes, or underground columns of volcanic rock. Who cares? Well, there are about 6,000 known kimberlite pipes, and a tenth of them have diamonds in them, and about a tenth of those have enough diamonds to be worth digging up. So keep your eyes peeled for Pandanus candelabrum. I don’t really know how this works but between you and me, this weekend I’m going to check to see if there might be diamonds under the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Shh! [CNET]$86Current projection for the fare to ride California’s future bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco. If you follow technology at all, you probably know by now that Californians are really bad at estimating the actual value of things — be it a train ticket or a startup — so it should come as no surprise that the estimate has been as low as $50 and as high as $105. [Los Angeles Times] $1.1 million to $2.3 millionThat was the range of the value of former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke’s assets back when he was running America’s favorite helicopter-based cash-distribution entity. He’s probably a little bit further in the black now that he’s consulting for Pacific Investment Management Co. and the hedge fund Citadel. [Bloomberg] $5.4 millionThat’s how much the U.S. Department of Defense paid NFL teams to honor and thank the nation’s troops from 2011 to 2014. The funds mostly came from the National Guard. [NJ.com via Scout]$11,118,775.13As of Friday, that’s how much money has been spent by the state of New Jersey on legal bills for the parties involved in the “bridgegate” scandal. About $7.8 million went to foot the legal bills of members of the governor’s office. [WNYC’s Matt Katz]
Caterpillar has expanded its line of Tricone drill bits, offering a wider range of diameters with the high wear resistance, improved rock fragmentation and superior rates of penetration customers expect.Cat® Tricone drill bits are designed for the most severe rotary blasthole applications, yet are cost effective for a wide range of drilling needs, according to Caterpillar.The new bit line includes six diameters ranging from 171 mm (6.75 in) to 311 mm (12.25 in.). Their carbide shapes and cutting face arrangements are optimised for high wear resistance and improved rock fragmentation, and the aggressive, long-lasting cutting structure delivers a superior rate of penetration, according to Caterpillar. Caterpillar says its heat treatment technology and advanced air-cooled bearing design yields longer bit life and results in lower overall drilling costs.“Cat bits also use innovative technology to prevent cuttings and unbroken rock ridges from inflicting severe wear on the cone. The result is improved working life,” the company said. Additionally, the gauge row design improves resistance to diameter shrinkage, according to the company.Cat says its Tricone drill bits have demonstrated significantly lower total cost of drilling in head-to-head tests conducted in copper, iron ore and coal mines.
FC Barcelona survived Skopje! The Spartacus was Gonzalo Perez de Vargas with 20 saves! The reigning champions beat RK Vardar Skopje 27:25 (12:15) in front of 5.500 enthusiastic fans in Skopje. Macedonian champions were in control of the match until 50 minutes, when Vargas and Jallouz made crucial advantage and turnover…25 – VARDAR SKOPJE:Sterbik; Toskic (2), Brumen (1), Karacic (3), A. Dujshebaev (2), Gorbok (5) Dibirov (3 ); Manaskov, Maqueda (2), Shishkarev (3), Marsenic (1), Abutovic, F. Lazarov, Cindric (3).27 – BARCELONA:Pérez de Vargas; R. Entrerríos (1), Tomás (7), Sorhaindo (1), Sigurdsson (5, 2p.), Jallouz (8), K. Lazarov (4, 1p.); Gurbindo, Syprzak (1), Morros , Jicha.STANDINGS: 3. HC Vardar8503232:207(25)10 ← Previous Story EHF CL: PSG trash Kiel for pole position! Next Story → Kielce win tight match against Kolding 2. Rhein-Neckar Löwen8512217:202(15)11 6. Montpellier HB8206211:231(-20)4 6. IFK Kristianstad8206235:253(-18)4 PHOTO: ANETA CVETKOVA 3. MOL-Pick Szeged8503231:226(5)10 8. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn7106174:212(-38)2 5. KS Vive Tauron Kielce7322214:202(12)8 FC Barcelona Lassa 1. FC Barcelona Lassa8611238:219(19)13
Some of the most interesting things you’ll ever see are happening far too fast for you to properly appreciate. Slowing down even the simplest occurrence can reveal incredible complexity. With modern high-speed photography we can get a glimpse of such things. So here are 10 things that happen very fast slowed down for closer observation in GIF form.Click the gallery to see each one of the pics and then check out the full explanations of each animations below, without your browser being weighed down by all those hefty GIFs!Gelatin bounceFoods made predominantly of gelatin have a very specific consistency. It jiggles and has a lot of give, but you’ve probably never noticed just how much it can compress. In this GIF a cube of jello bounces off a smooth surface. It can almost completely flatten out because gelatin is a mixture of long protein segments that can interact with each other in solution, forming a semi-solid material.Welding up closeCreating a connection between two pieces of metal isn’t simply a matter of melting the material itself, but often involves depositing an additional metal to strengthen the connection. This GIF shows metal inert gas (MIG) welding. It uses an electrical current to heat the metal and the electrified wire. The drops in the GIF are the wire melting and mixing with the metal to strengthen the bond. Bonus, this GIF is perfectly looped so you can watch it forever.Cymbal crashCymbals are among the oldest known musical instruments, and they look especially cool in slow motion. Just think off the eons people were smacking cymbals with sticks and not seeing the flexing as the metal vibrates. Suspended cymbals like this one can vibrate longer, producing a drawn out, almost eerie sound.Tank firingTanks form the backbone of all modern land-based fighting forces on Earth. The projectiles fired from the M11 Abrams tank leave the barrel moving at over 1500m/s. This shell is actually an experimental kinetic impact round called the XM1111. It was designed to house a rocket motor that would carry it to a distant target with the aid of the stabilization fins you can see deploying in the GIF. The XM1111 was canceled in 2009.Striking a matchThis GIF shows a safety match being struck. Most matches sold today are of this variety, which are more stable than older “strike anywhere” matches. The match head here contains sulfur and an oxidizing agent like potassium chlorate. When dragged across the special striking surface containing red phosphorous. The friction of the strike converts some of the red phosphorous to white phosphorous vapor. White phosphorus spontaneously ignites and decomposes the potassium chlorate. This release of oxygen sets off the sulfur, which lights the match on fire.Egg meets mousetrapThis isn’t a GIF depicting an everyday occurrence slowed down, but it does have some everyday things in it. If you’ve ever wondered what a mousetrap looks like going off, this egg demonstration should do it. The spring-loaded trap is held open by an arm, which is released by pressure on the trigger. A mousetrap of this type can swing closed with the equivalent of several hundred pounds of force. The egg never stood a chance.Bullet striking a steel wallThis GIF is short and sweet — the bullet hitting the wall is a .30 (7.62mm) round with a soft copper jacket and lead core. The video is slowed way down so you can see what’s happening — the slowest guns capable of firing this round have muzzle velocities of nearly 400m/s. This is why it splinters so easily on impact. This differs from a full metal jacketed round that would remain mostly intact.PopcornPopcorn as a nice, friendly food, right? This GIF exposes the violent little explosion that turns an inedible kernel into popcorn. Each kernel has a small volume of water inside, be rigid outer shell is rigid. As the surrounding environment heats up, the moisture inside the kernel becomes steam and the pressure increases. At about 135 psi of pressure and a temperature of 180 °C, the kernel ruptures and the crisped starch explodes outward.Water balloon bounceWith just a little more force, this water balloon might have ruptured, but instead we’re treated to an almost hypnotic bounce. Containing water in the balloon give makes it seem to defy gravity when slowed down as all the momentum runs out at the top of each bounce.Luger firingThe Luger pistol was one of the first semi-automatic guns to be produced in the early 1900s. It used an exposed swinging arm to eject the spent casing after each firing, which allowed the next round to slide into place. The jointed arm needed to be kept clean, but was easy to repair when damaged. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Gelatin bounceGelatin bounceGelatin’s semi-solid consistency is a result of long heterogeneous segments of protein bound to each other. Welding up closeMetal inert gas welding up close as the electrified wire is melted into the joint.Cymbal crashThe suspended cymbal vibrates and rings for a longer time for a drawn-out, wavering sound.Tank firingThe projectiles fired from the M11 Abrams tank leave the barrel moving at over 1500m/s.Striking a matchA safety match being ignited by white phosphorous vapor. Egg meets mousetrapThe egg never stood a chance. Bullet striking a steel wallA .30 (7.62mm) round with a soft copper jacket and lead core hits a wall.PopcornAt about 135 psi of pressure and a temperature of 180 °C, the kernel ruptures and the crisped starch explodes outward. Water balloon bounceWith just a little more force, this water balloon might have ruptured, but instead we’re treated to an almost hypnotic bounce. Luger firingThe exposed swinging arm to eject the spent casing after each firing, which allowed the next round to slide into place. Gelatin’s semi-solid consistency is a result of long heterogeneous segments of protein bound to each other.
Une nouvelle arnaque sur FacebookL’éditeur de sécurité BitDefender a découvert une nouvelle arnaque sur le réseau social Facebook.L’éditeur de sécurité BitDefender a découvert une nouvelle arnaque sur Facebook et invite donc les utilisateurs du réseau social à se montrer prudents. Elle consiste en un message expliquant aux internautes qu’ils sont désormais administrateur d’une page, explique Cnet France. En cliquant sur le lien contenu dans l’email, les curieux sont redirigés vers cette fausse “Fan page”, où un test du nouvel iPad 2 leur est proposé.Mais évidemment, pour y participer, ils doivent confirmer leur e-mail et leur adresse postale. BitDefender conseille ainsi aux internautes de ne pas cliquer sur des liens inconnus et de ne pas fournir de données personnelles afin de ne pas apparaître dans la liste des cyberpirates. Plus que jamais à l’heure actuelle, c’est une attention accrue qui vous protègera des attaques informatiques.Le 28 mai 2011 à 13:53 • Emmanuel Perrin
15 COMMENTS January 23, 2018 at 3:13 pm ♬ Giant Pianist ♬ WWE’s Enzo Amore Fired Following Sexual Assault Allegation johnnynoirman Honestly, this was on the cards for a long time. He had a shitty attitude and half the locker room couldn’t stand him. This incident, whether proven or not, just sped up the inevitable. Word is making the rounds that, yeah, he knew, and didn’t say anything. So yeah, even if he’s found innocent, he STILL withheld information that would’ve been very damaging to their public image if it came out AFTER pushing him. Videos Articles Nick Noel Videos Articles January 23, 2018 at 6:28 pm January 31, 2018 at 6:10 pm January 23, 2018 at 2:41 pm January 24, 2018 at 2:53 am Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Ken Kemper Now Playing Up Next burton31cat January 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight January 23, 2018 at 5:05 pm Enzo Amore January 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm Facebook Haydn Barker He better be found guilty. If found innocent he’ll have a HELL of a lawsuit so seek. Now Playing Up Next Brad Bonesteel January 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm Now Playing Up Next January 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cameron Huff Google+ Comments are closed. Jeffery Adam Phillips Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Sad it took a criminal case to get this untalented unprofessional loud mouth moron gone. Zach Steven Whitlow Apparently he knew about the allegations ever since October, but didn’t tell WWE about it (according to fightful). If that’s true, how stupid can one person be? Learning one of your champions is being investigated for rape via media/angy twitter users on the eve of your anniversary show…yeesh. Just bad alk around. No wonder they fired him Andrew Richards His shirt jeez…”I got the sauce” lol Big Cass If the state the WWE files it’s paperwork out of is an at-will state, no, he won’t. They can terminate him without cause, unless stated otherwise in the contract. Most states are at-will states, if memory serves. Now Playing Up Next January 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE announced the release of Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt) on Tuesday afternoon.Amore, who was the current reigning and defending WWE Cruiserweight Champion, was suspended by the company on Monday over sexual assault allegations dating back to an incident in Phoenix, Arizona last year by an unidentified woman.We reported earlier this morning that WWE pulled the originally scheduled WWE Cruiserweight Championship match between Amore and Cedric Alexander off the card for the Royal Rumble PPV this Sunday in Philadelphia.Amore had just spent the weekend wrestling for WWE at the first ever 205 Live branded events in Lowell, Massachusetts and Poughkeepsie, New York. Due to his suspension, Amore did not appear at the RAW 25th Anniversary show last night.You can view WWE’s official statement below:“WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).”No word at this time what this means for the Cruiserweight Championship.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining 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 Jeffery Adam Phillips Just being a accused is enough!–MacMahon is a cunt! Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte January 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm OH MY GOD!!! Well…there goes the “spark” to the Cruiserweight Division. He better be guilty and if he knew about it months before them he’s a dumbass. Jeffery Adam Phillips Roman Reigns is in Remission “No word at this time what this means for the Cruiserweight Championship.”I can tell you the final decision:give 205 Live a few more months and by the time we get to the Summer, they’ll pull the plug on them WhatsApp Maybe they might justify it for other reasons. Im also guessing her knew about the allegations but maybe didnt inform WWE about it at the time? Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Did he actually do it though? Not proven. Glenn Wolf i thought WWE usually just suspended until the issue was resolved? January 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm Sentinel January 23, 2018 at 3:07 pm January 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm Wait, does this mean the lab results came back positive, or are they doing this preemptively to distance themselves from him? Y’know, you gotta wonder what Neville is thinking as all of this unfolds.
Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLAs have walked out from Assembly over AP assets giving to Telangana government. The members have staged a protest that they are not given the chance to speak in the House. The TDP has questioned how can the government give away AP properties that are in Hyderabad. The leaders alleged that for the currency notes, which TRS gave during the elections, the AP buildings in Hyderabad were given away. The MLAs have demanded to allow them to speak on the issues that remain unresolved among Telugu states. As the Speaker didn’t allow them speak, the TDP members walked out of the House.
Kolkata: The message of communal harmony and the importance of being united irrespective of caste, creed and religion is being represented by Chakraberia Sarbojanin in Bhowanipore through its Durga Puja this year. The mastermind, Siddharth Chaudhuri, along with his team is working overnight, giving final touches to the pandal.”A political party is trying to disrupt the communal harmony in a number of states and Bengal too is not an exception. They are jealous of the peace in the Hills and the development in Junglemahal in Bengal. In this context, we need to remain united and stop them from creating rift among people in the name of religion. We have to remain united and not fall prey to any such provocation,” said Ashim Basu, general secretary of Chakraberia Sarbojonin, Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Vayam Sarva (We All)- India offers unity in diversity is the theme of Chakraberia that has stepped into its 73rd year. The pandal is being adorned with a number of art installations to deliver the message of communal harmony,” Chaudhuri said.Elaborating on the theme, he added that we are creating a sense of water-world through our theme as man cannot live without water. “Water is our creator and when we die our mortal remains are floated in the water. There will be more than 20,000 garland like things made of paper to give a coral kind effect with an unique blend of colours. The use of colours will have a refreshing effect on the mind,” he maintained. Fibre glass, synthetic cloth, parachute cloth, small bottles used for homeopathy medicines, waste pipe of water, are being used to decorate the pandal. The structure of the pandal will be like a drain pipe and the entry will be in the form of a conch. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedLess than a kilometre away, Chaudhuri is also behind the theme for the puja of Bhowanipore Kishore Sangha. Things like vanity bags and dupatta of women, nets used by fishermen, articles used by the mason and various other things associated with the daily lives of people will be used to create the theme ‘Elements of Artistry’. “We have tried to create a sense of adda over a cup of tea which is an integral part of our life. The entrance will be like a tree and tea cups are being installed to create an adda sense,” Chaudhuri said.The organisers are hopeful that both these pujas will be a major crowd puller.
Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a girl whose body was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside her house at Debpur village of Memari in East Burdwan.The victim has been identified as Kaveri Laha. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim might have committed suicide after being jilted in a love affair. Police have recovered a note book from the room of the victim where she has expressed her love for a youth. They also suspect that on the two pages of note book the victim might have written with her blood. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe note book contains a letter written by the victim addressing her boyfriend with whom the victim had a relationship for the past few years. Cops suspect that the girl might have committed suicide after her boyfriend married another girl. The family members knocked on the door of the victim repeatedly but the victim did not open the door. The victim’s parents informed the locals who in turn called up the local police station. Police later broke open the door of the victim and found her hanging from the ceiling fan. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The body was sent for an autopsy which might throw some light on her death. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter interrogating the parents of the girl, police came to know that she had been in a relationship for nearly four years. She was under tremendous mental depression for the past few days but the family members could never expect that she would take such a drastic step. Police also came to know from local sources that the victim had met her boyfriend in a nearby area a few days ago. The victim had also cut her hand on repeated occasions. Cops are also investigating if there was any foul play behind her death. Police have started a detailed probe in this regard.
Travelweek Group TORONTO — You gotta do what you gotta do to get those likes on Instagram, but even if it means risking certain death?A popular Instagram couple, U.S. bloggers Kelly and Kody who go by the name @positravelty, has landed in hot water for posting a photo of them posing over the edge of an infinity pool in Ubud, Bali.Kelly, who is being held by the arms by Kody, is seen hanging on the outside of the pool, which is perched high above the ground.The photo was accompanied by the caption: “Our greatest strength in life, our most important principle, is discernment. Only you can know your body, feel the space around you and understand your capabilities. We would all do well to remember this, knowing that not every action, style or path we witness through others is or should be, replicated. At the end of the day we are to hold ourselves accountable for the decisions that we make.”More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedIt has been liked over 37,000 times by the couple’s 119,000 followers.While many people complimented the photo, including @cruslann who said, “This is honestly a very powerful picture,” and @cluttermarissa who added, “True love, a powerful trust,” many others criticized the couple for putting themselves in danger.”@karan.covai wrote: “Silly stunt. Real couple won’t ever do this stunt. Those who have greatest care for their loved ones won’t ever do this silly stunt.”Another commenter, @pava.patricia, said: “If he sneezed, she could have fallen to her death! Yes, they’re physically beautiful, but risk like this wasn’t smart.”@rhuber65 didn’t mince words, saying: “Vanity and narcissism appears to be your greatest principle. You have done admirably upholding that principle.” And @fidgty07 added: “Your ‘greatest sense of life’ is obviously not common sense.”Kelly and Kody responded to their critics, assuring them that there was another pool below should Kelly had accidentally fallen. How far below the other pool was remains to be seen, however.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulySo what do you think? Is the photo stunning or just plain stupid? Stunning or stupid? Travelling couple’s Instagram photo causes outrage Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, April 18, 2019 Tags: Instagram
5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments Share Western leaders say Moscow is supplying rebels with manpower, training and weapons. Russia rejects those claims.Still, military and diplomatic leaders in the meeting expressed concern about the tactics they said Russia has used in Ukraine — what Carter described as a mixture of subversion, sophisticated threat making and manipulation of information.“All this cocktail that you saw in Ukraine — is that something we’re worried about them using elsewhere? Absolutely. Was that discussed? Absolutely. It is concerning to the NATO countries for sure,” Carter said.In Ukraine, a fragile cease-fire worked out in February has been repeatedly broken, and a major battle erupted in eastern Ukraine earlier this week. Both sides blamed the other for the latest spike in violence.Carter’s meeting at the headquarters of U.S. European Command involved nearly 40 people, including the heads of the Pentagon’s Africa, Pacific, Middle East, special operations and cyber commands, as well as U.S. ambassadors from across Europe and Eastern Europe. Its aim was to assess how effective the economic sanctions and U.S.-backed military operations have been in deterring Russia and discuss what more the U.S. and allies can do. Carter also said the U.S. and others are worried President Vladimir Putin would use similar tactics elsewhere in the region and is positioning Russia as a U.S. adversary.“There are other things we need to be doing in recognition of the fact that, at the moment at least, Vladimir Putin does not seem to be reversing course,” Carter told reporters traveling with him shortly after leaving the meeting. “Therefore we need to adapt, in a long-term sense, to that reality.”Other U.S. leaders insist the sanctions have worked because they’ve battered Russia’s economy. But Carter made the distinction that they haven’t fostered change.“It’s a sign of how heedless the Russian government seems to be about the long-term welfare of its own people that it has not yet resulted in a change, in a reversal at least of course, which is what we want out of Russia,” he said.Carter’s meeting with his military commanders from around the globe, as well as 14 U.S. ambassadors from the region, came on the eve of the Group of Seven weekend summit in the Bavarian Alps, a meeting to which Putin was disinvited. Western leaders at the G-7 are expected to further condemn Russia for its suspected role in the escalating violence in Ukraine, but stricter punishments are not expected. The more-than-four-hour session came at the end of Carter’s 11-day, around-the-world trip, which focused largely on challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.U.S. officials said no decisions were made during the meeting, but Carter said the group discussed a number of actions the U.S. can take. As an example, he said increased U.S. military exercises and training in the region, including in the Baltics, have been successful.He also repeated his call for allies and partners to do more — from increasing their defense spending to participating more in the military exercises and training,And, he said, it’s “really time to make some progress” on NATO’s long discussed desire to improve its intelligence and information sharing, both in terms of Russia and the escalating threat from Islamic State militants and the growing risk they pose beyond the territories they’ve taken in Iraq and Syria.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your life Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The United States needs to increase the number of military exercises and training programs across Europe and strengthen NATO’s intelligence sharing to better counter Russian aggression in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday after a lengthy, closed-door meeting in Germany with top American defense and diplomatic leaders.He acknowledged that the current international economic sanctions against Russia haven’t stopped Moscow’s military support for rebel separatists in Ukraine. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement A Russia-backed rebel guards his position near the division line with the Ukrainian army near Dokuchayevsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 5, 2015. As fears persist that eastern Ukraine is about to fall back into full-scale war, a leader of the international monitoring group is urgently calling for resumed negotiations. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov) 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day LONDON (AP) — Prince George celebrates his second birthday on Wednesday and while he’s just a toddler, he’s already made an impression as a doting elder brother, a magnet to cameras and even a budding fashion trendsetter.A new official photograph of George, the first child of Prince William and his wife Kate, has been released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion. It shows George grinning in his father’s arms. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Official pictures released by the palace also show George growing into his role as elder brother. The toddler has been pictured cradling Charlotte in his lap, giving her a kiss on her forehead.___FASHIONISTAHis mother, Kate, is known as a fashion trendsetter — and George is now following in her footsteps.Britain’s newspapers have gushed about the “George effect.” Whatever he wears can sell out in hours. That includes a pair of navy dungarees he wore for one of his first public appearances, and the Crocs shoes he wore at a charity polo match.The toddler even made it into GQ magazine’s “50 best-dressed men in Britain” 2015, together with his granddad, Prince Charles.___MISCHIEF DOWN UNDERGeorge hasn’t always been on best behavior. On a trip with his parents to a Sydney zoo earlier this year, the prince threatened to grab the ears of a bilby, a rabbit-like endangered marsupial. Presented with a cuddly toy bilby, the 9-month-old grabbed it with delight before immediately flinging it onto the floor.George also reportedly grabbed a toy from a baby girl and made her cry when Kate met with other new mothers during the royals’ trip to New Zealand. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home ___THREE GENERATIONS OF FUTURE KINGSGeorge marked an early milestone in June when he made his first appearance at the queen’s official birthday parade, joining royal family members on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The gathering marked the first time the queen appeared on the balcony together with three future monarchs — her son Charles, grandson William and great-grandson George.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FILE – In this Saturday, May 2, 2015 file photo, Britain’s Prince William and his son Prince George wave as they return to St. Mary’s Hospital’s exclusive Lindo Wing, London. William’s wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday morning. Britain’s royals on Wednesday July 22 ,2015 celebrate the second birthday of George, the first child of Prince William and his wife, Kate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories 0 Comments Share The royal couple is expected to celebrate his birthday privately at Anmer Hall, their country home on Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham Estate.George, who is third in line to the throne, has attracted huge media attention since his birth on July 22, 2013. Here’s a look at some of the future king’s memorable moments:___FIRST WAVEDespite his tender age, George appears to be getting to grips with facing the media — something that will be a huge part of his life.When George visited his mother and newborn sister Princess Charlotte in May, he showed a few nerves and gestured for William to pick him up when he saw the crowd of photographers stationed outside the hospital.But he soon regained his composure, mimicking his father’s wave to the cameras. That moment capturing father and son, dressed in matching blue sweaters, attracted almost as much attention as baby Charlotte.___WHAT’S INSIDE THE BABY CARRIAGE?George again stole the show at Charlotte’s christening ceremony, delighting the gathered crowds as he strolled hand in hand with William to the church. He was pictured standing on tiptoes to take a peek at his sister in her baby carriage after her baptism. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy
Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer spending Deloitte Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-01-18 Tory Barringer January 18, 2013 450 Views Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Loses More Ground in December Share Consumer spending continued its backslide in December, according to professional services firm “”Deloitte””:http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/index.htm.[IMAGE]Deloitte’s Consumer Spending Index–which is made up of components measuring consumer tax burden, initial unemployment claims, real wages, and real home prices–slipped to 3.81 in December from November’s reading of 3.96. The decline continues a downward trend that started in November after nearly a year of steady gains.Most of December’s decline in spending stems from a sharp increase in initial unemployment claims following [COLUMN_BREAK]superstorm Sandy, according to Deloitte vice chairman Alison Paul. First-time claims reached 405,750 at the start of December, an increase of nearly 40,000 from the previous month.””On the plus side, consumers benefited from falling gasoline prices through the last quarter, which helped temper declining real wages,”” Paul noted. “”However, the fiscal cliff debate appears to have impacted consumer confidence late in the year, compounding the adjustment to new tax rates–all of these factors may lead to more conservative spending in the months ahead.””According to Deloitte, the tax burden on consumers reached 11.03 percent for December, up slightly from November. The company explained that an increase or decrease in tax burden can be a sign of weak or strong growth in taxable incomes.Real wages continued to fall on a year-over-year basis, slipping 0.3 percent. While wages were down, Deloitte notes that the pace of the decline leveled somewhat as gas prices fell in November.Further declines were also mitigated by improvements in the housing market, which pushed real home prices up nearly 13 percent year-over-year. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing
Bridgetown, Barbados, January 28, 2009 –Barbados is gearing up for another action-packed year with the unveiling of its 2009 Calendar of Festivals & Events. With lively music, performing arts, film and culinary festivals, as well as exciting surfing, polo, cricket, domino, golf and horse racing tournaments throughout the year, there has never been a better reason to visit Barbados. www.visitbarbados.org:Hike Barbados – Starting in January, every Sunday through DecemberGuests experience the natural beauty of Barbados by hiking through the very middle of its cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities. Hikes are scheduled weekly and depart each Sunday morning and afternoon from different locations on the island, lasting three hours in duration. Morning hikes, departing at 6am, vary in intensity based on hikers’ experience levels and taste, starting with the two mile long “Grin and Bear”, the six mile long “Stop and Stare” and nine mile long “Medium” and “Fast Medium” treks. Afternoon hikes start at 3:30 p.m. and Moonlight Hikes begin at 5:30 p.m. and both follow the “Stop and Stare” route. Hike Barbados is a free activity, but gladly accepts donations to help the Barbados National Trust preserve the built and natural environment.BarbadosJazz Festival – January 12-18Bringing some of the best local, national and international jazz performers to the stage, this annual event is popular with jazz aficionados and attracts music fans from all over the world. Concerts take place at various venues in or close to Bridgetown. Headlining for the 2009 Barbados Jazz Festival is James Blunt.Open House Program – Starting in January, every Wednesday through MarchSponsored by the Barbados National Trust, this program provides entry into rich historic homes that reveal a range of lifestyles, architecture and historical features, giving locals and island visitors the opportunity to visit private properties that usually remain closed to the general public.Slam-a-Dom Extravaganza – January 17-19Slam-a-Dom is the annual international tournament, created by competition domino players to promote the sport. The sport of dominos is not only a favorite pastime of Barbadians, but one that they excel at and have even claimed the World Champion title. The competition is played in both four-hand and three-hand formats and winners are rewarded with monetary prizes.Barbados Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show – January 31 – February 1Held at the Ball Plantation in ChristChurch, this popular two-day show offers visitors the opportunity to see an incredible range of flower displays and show gardens. Barbados has won 12 gold medals in the Queen’s Gold Medal at the famous Chelsea Flower Show in London and continues as a leader in international floral competitions. The Annual Flower and Garden Show, which is organized by the Barbados Horticultural Society, includes live musical performances, trade stalls and numerous food and drink stalls.Waterman Festival – February 14-15, February 21-22 and February 28-March 1The Waterman Festival lasts for three weekends and celebrates surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing with an exciting series of competitive events. Activities take place all over the island with most events composed of invited professionals, but amateurs and touring professionals also have the opportunity to participate. Hot social events are the surfer buffet and the sunset “deAction Beach Party” at Brian Talma’s ‘Irie Man Action Shop’ in Silver Rock.Holetown Festival – February 15-22The week-long celebrations of the Holetown Festival kick-off with a bang at the HoletownMonument in the centre of the town. The event marks the arrival of the first settlers at the site now known as Holetown on February 17, 1627. The festival provides visitors with an introduction to Barbadian culture and traditions through a varied program that includes concerts, live music, street parades, beauty pageants, craft fairs, historical exhibitions, sporting competitions and food and drink events.Sandy Lane Gold Cup – March 7From its humble beginning in 1982 the Barbados Gold Cup, sponsored for the first fifteen years by Cockspur Rum and since 1997 by SandyLaneHotel, has grown to be the most prestigious and significant horse racing event in the Caribbean.Holders Season – March 14 – April 4Barbados’ exciting season of opera, classical, jazz, Latin and Caribbean music which takes place at the historic Holders Plantation House, owned by Wendy Kidd. The 2009 line up includes professionals from New York’s Metropolitan Opera and African blues singers.Paradise Lost Exhibition – February 20 – March 20The Paradise Lost art exhibition, held at the historic Lancaster Great House, illustrates Barbados’ architectural heritage: its losses, excesses, triumphs and disasters. The exhibition is curated by Roger Chubb and Mark Ainslie Barbados Polo Open – March 15-22 and April 2-5These two tournaments, which are jointly sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) and Columbian Emeralds, in association with Simpson Motors, Mount Gay Rum, Raffles Resort, Terra Caribbean Ltd, Barbados National Bank, Ocean 2 and Courtesy Garage, feature some of the top names in international polo over the course of these four-match series.DGM European Seniors Golf – March 17-20One of the stages on the European Seniors Tour, this annual golf tournament is played at the prestigious Royal Westmoreland Golf Club in St. James. Fielding at least 40 pro-golfers, there is a large cash prize up for grabs for the winner so spectators can expect some outstanding play.Barbadian Furniture Exhibition – March 31 – May 30The Barbadian Furniture exhibition, held at the historic Lancaster Great House is curated by the BarbadosMuseum and Historical Society in conjunction with the International Committee of Museums (ICOM).Barbados Game Fishing Association International Tournament – April 4-7Anglers from Europe, the U.K., Canada, North & South America and compete with regional anglers to land Blue Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna and Wahoo at this exciting annual competition.Oistins Fish Festival – April 11-13Held in the scenic fishing town of OistinsBarbados’ south coast, the annual Oistins Fish Festival is a day of celebrations for those that work in the local fishing industry. Visitors can expect live calypso and reggae music, craft fairs, family games and stalls selling delicious seafood dishes. Popular events and attractions include the fish boning tournament, boat races and the fun grease-pole competition.Sir Garfield Sobers Festival of Golf – April 25-27One of the biggest and best-loved golfing events on the island, the annual Sir Garfield Sobers Festival of Golf is a four-day tournament. Lured by the fine courses, hospitality and prospect of great weather, the festival attracts players from all over the world. Golfers compete in teams of four and there is also a ladies’ competition. The festival is hosted and compered by Sir Garfield Sobers, the legendary Barbadian cricketer.Gospelfest – May 17-25Featuring top local, regional and international gospel talent, the annual Barbados Gospelfest is one of the most popular Christian music festivals in the Caribbean. The event was first held in 1993 and covers different styles ranging from traditional gospel choir music to a modern gospel DJ set.Barbados International Masters Football Festival – May 29 – June 1Attracting teams from across the Caribbean, America and Europe, the Barbados International Masters Football Festival bring a close to the island’s domestic season. Played over the Whitsuntide weekend, the soccer tournament attracts a lot of senior players who still have the energy, passion and enthusiasm for the game. In addition to the soccer, attractions, live entertainment and a legendary beer tent draw crowds.Sol Rally Barbados – May 30-31Sol Rally Barbados 2009 is the 20th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s premier two-day tarmac rally event and the Caribbean’s biggest annual International motor sport occasion.Mount Gay Regatta – June 10-14The annual Mount Gay Regatta in Barbados offers visitors the chance to experience great sailing, entertainment and hospitality. Events kick off with a barbecue on the registration evening and then continue throughout the weekend with plenty if aquatic activities and entertainment. The regatta comes to a close on the Sunday evening with a big party and awards ceremony.Crop Over Festival – July 4 – August 3Crop Over is Barbados’ biggest, loudest and best-loved festival which sees the whole island taken over by the party spirit. Dating back to the 1780s when the island was one of the biggest sugar producers in the world, the end of the sugar cane harvest was always celebrated with a big party, and the tradition continues today with added extravagance and flamboyance. The festival culminates with the ceremonial delivery of the last sugar canes of the harvest and the crowning of the carnival king and queen. Events continue for the next five weeks and revelers can expect a heavy mix of live music, dancing, carnivals, markets, cultural presentations and more.Kadooment Day – August 3:This celebratory day marks the end of Cropover in Barbados with a festival and parade, complete with bright costumes, music and plenty of rum.Banks International Hockey Festival – August 16-22Attracting teams not only from the Caribbean but from Europe, the US, South America and other parts of the world, the Banks International Hockey Festival is a real international affair. The tournament is divided into men’s, women’s, veterans and mixed-team divisions and the games are fiercely contested. Although, a friendly atmosphere pervades throughout the festival and there is plenty of entertainment for guests.Taste of Barbados – October 7-11Spread across four mouthwatering days, the Taste of Barbados food festival is an opportunity to truly experience the culinary culture of the island. From rum-tasting, celebrity chef dinners, Barbados Sugar Tours and the Best Big Bajan Barbecue, the possibilities to taste the island’s best foods are endless.Sun, Sea & Slams International Bridge Festival – October, (exact date TBD)Bridge fans from all over the world come each year to this fun, yet competitive, festival. The festival features events for pairs and teams, as well as championship matches and concludes with an awards dinner.Sizzlin’ Sand Barbados Sunsplash Volleyball – November 7-8The best beach volleyball teams from across the Caribbean, including teams from Canada go head to head with the best of Barbados in this tournament for prize money.National Independence Festival of the Creative Arts – November 2009NIFCA showcases the artistic talents of Barbadians and encourages Barbadians of all ages to showcase their talents in the fields of music, singing, dance, drama, writing, fine art, photography, arts and crafts. The festival runs throughout November and concludes with a gala presentation.Barbados International Film Festival – December, (exact date TBD)This annual festival brings together the best of world cinema and international film culture and provides a major showcase for the exhibition of the Caribbean, Latin America and world-wide independent film.Run Barbados – December 4-6The Run Barbados festival takes place annually on the first weekend in December. The event comprises a 5k Fun Run and Walk, a 10k, a Half-Marathon, and a Marathon.www.visitbarbados.org