Had heard about moon in stories Kids after visiting ISRO station before

first_imgJammu: For a brother-sister twin from Jammu, the moon had always been about the stories they had heard from their grandmother: a friendly celestial body so far away that they could only imagine to reach there some day. Not anymore, they say. Swapnil and Swapnila, both Class 10 students, this week visited the ISRO station in Andhra Pradesh and saw the massive rocket that will spark their lunar imagination into reality. There, they heard stories about the the moon again, but they would have surely missed the warmth of their grandma’s storytelling. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”The launch was only in our imagination. We used to hear stories of moon from our grandmother. When we actually saw it (the rocket), we were spell-bound. It was amazing,” Swapnil told PTI. “It’s a dream come true.” Swapnila said they saw the GSLV Mk-III rocket that will launch the mission into space. “It was so huge,” she added. The students are among 110 children who are part of Chandrayaan-2 project. In Sriharikota, scientists explained the mission to them and they said they feel happy about it. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedEleven years after the success of its first lunar mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation is set for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 project at 2.51 AM on Monday. The mission on board the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mk-III will take 54 days to reach the moon’s south pole. Billed as the most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the US and China. “We saw the track through which the Chandrayaan-2 vehicle will be transported to the launch pad. We saw the launching control centre and the main control centre,” Swapnila said. ISRO has launched a programme for schoolchildren, called the ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (YUVIKA), from this year in tune with the government’s ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’ vision. Swapnil and Swapnila were selected after undergoing a series of test of their academic, sports and extra-curricular record. At the age of 7, both have flown the Microlite Aircraft at Hindon Air Base as co-pilots. The government is inculcating a “scientific zest among the youth” with such programmes for students, Swapnila said. “Best scientists and technocrats will come up now in the country”. Shib Narayan Acharya, a photo officer in the Ministry of Defence, and Sarmistha Acharya are proud parents and said they are happy about their children visiting the ISRO station. “The full family will see the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 launch,” said their mother. Their father said the children were invited by former president the late APJ Abdul Kalam, who spent a few hours with them.last_img read more

Saudi Arabia Facilitates Visa Application for Moroccans

Rabat – Saudi Arabia has facilitated the procedures for granting visas to Moroccan nationals wishing to travel to the country.Visa for Moroccan nationals will be extended to a duration of two years, reported Moroccan news outlet Assabah in its weekend edition. Moroccans will also enjoy facilitated transit at Saudi airports.The daily indicated that the Saudi Arabia announced its new visa policy in a press release issued by the Saudi Embassy in Rabat. The Saudi embassy said that it is open to provide counseling and answer questions regarding visa applications, especially for businessmen.By facilitating access to Saudi Arabia, the oil rich country aims to encourage and improve investment opportunities between the two countries. As oil prices are falling, the Saudi government is trying to diversify its revenues to maintain a local economy, as part of the vision of Saudi Arabia to promote its economy and investment by 2030.The Saudi embassy in Rabat also denied “the publication of false information by the media” saying that “Saudi authorities mistreated the Moroccan pilgrims” during this year’s Hajj.The visa announcement coincided with the celebration of the Saudi National Day on Friday, September 23.During Hajj rituals, Moroccan pilgrims have complained about the unsanitary in which they are performing this season’s Hajj.According to different online media outlets, Moroccan pilgrims slept  in an overly crowded camp  in Mena since they arrived there.They have told Moroccan media outlet Hespress that there are more than 3,000 people staying in the camp, while the number of pilgrims in other camps is it most 2,000. read more

International tourism rebounding from global economic crisis says UN

According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist arrivals surpassed 1 billion for the first time in history in 2012, up from 996 million in 2011, with demand holding well throughout the year and concluding with a stronger-than-expected fourth quarter. “2012 saw continued economic volatility around the globe, particularly in the Eurozone, yet international tourism managed to stay on course,” UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai confirmed in a news release. “The sector has shown its capacity to adjust to the changing market conditions and, although at a slightly more modest rate, is expected to continue expanding in 2013,” he continued. Looking back at the past year, the UNWTO reported that growth was stronger in emerging economies with tourism arrivals for Asia and the Pacific up seven per cent while Africa and the Americas saw a six and four per cent increase in arrivals, respectively. Meanwhile, leading the pack in the total number of tourist arrivals for 2012 was Europe, the most visited region in the world, which registered “a very positive result” in view of the economic situation with a total of 535 million tourists. In a report released yesterday, however, the UNWTO urged European nations to relax their visa restrictions in order to promote a greater circulation of tourists and assist in the region’s economic rebound. Underscoring the necessity of less stringent visa requirements as well as the facility of an electronic visa system, Mr. Rifai warned yesterday that “an overall restrictive visa policy means lost opportunities for economic growth and jobs, which tourism could bring to destinations.” “Travellers regard visas as a formality which entails a cost. This can be a deterrent to travel if costs – whether monetary or indirect – including distance, wait times and service, exceed a certain threshold.” In its latest forecast, the UN agency has predicted tourist arrivals to increase by 3 to 4 per cent in 2013, in line with its expectations as detailed by its Confidence Index, a report compiled from statistical analyses by over 300 international experts. As a result, Mr. Rifai once again urged Member States to do more in sustaining tourism, adding that financial assistance for the tourism sector would also help in promoting economic recovery for regions hard hit by the recession. “Tourism is thus one of the pillars that should be supported by governments around the world as part of the solution to stimulating economic growth,” he said. read more

New Canada Elite Basketball League partners with Canada Basketball

HAMILTON — Canada Basketball has named the new Canada Elite Basketball League as the official first divisional professional league partner of Canada Basketball.The partnership makes the CEBL a Division 1 League of Canada Basketball, adhering to official FIBA rules and regulations for the play and officiating of its games.The CEBL becomes the first pro league in Canada designated with an affiliation with FIBA, the international governing body for basketball.The league is slated to start in 2019 with teams in Hamilton, St. Catharines, Ont., Guelph, Ont., Edmonton, Saskatoon and Abbotsford, B.C.“We are very pleased to welcome the Canadian Elite Basketball League as an official partner of Canada Basketball,” Canada Basketball president/CEO Glen Grunwald said in a statement.“Under the leadership of Mike Morreale and Richard Petko, the CEBL has proven to be committed to operating with high professional standards that align with those of Canada Basketball and FIBA. It is a league created by Canadians for Canadians.”The Canadian Press read more

Sadie Hartley murder The story of a Bunny boiler love rival killing

first_imgSarah Williams has been found guilty of the “savage and demonic” murder of love rival Sadie Hartley, who was paralysed with a stun gun in the hallway of her home before being stabbed more than 40 times.The 35-year-old – who was described in court as a jealous and obsessive “bunny boiler” – spent 17 months planning the “perfect murder” with her friend, Katrina Walsh, who was also convicted of the killing.Mr Justice Turner said the pair had played a “game of death” which led to the “savage butchery of a blameless woman”.”Sarah Williams, over a period of about eighteen months you plotted the murder of a woman whose only crime was to love the man you wanted for yourself, ” he said.”But let no one make the mistake of thinking that this was a crime of passion. It was a crime of obsession, of arrogance, of barbarity but, above all, it was a crime of pure evil.”You Walsh, are every bit as morally degenerate as Williams. No wonder you have been the best of friends over so many years.”They have both been jailed for life, Williams will serve a minimum term of 30 years and Walsh 25 years. 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. Sarah Williams, right, recruited her friend, horse riding instructor Katrina “Kitt” Walsh, left, to execute the “perfect murder” of Sadie HartleyCredit:PA When their brief relationship broke down, Mr Johnston began a new life with Ms Hartley and the pair set up home together in the picturesque village of Helmshore. Police at the £500,000 home of Sadie Hartley in the village of Helmshore, LancashireCredit:Pat Hurst/PA Williams, who was financially supported by her married boyfriend, 75-year-old David Hardwick, met Mr Johnston at the dry-ski slope Chill Factore in Manchester in 2012. “It is the most shocking and unforgettable news,” she said.”The two women who murdered my mum plotted for months to do these things and I don’t know how a human being could do this to another human being.”It’s like living a nightmare. I will never be able to forget how frightened and scared my mum would have been that night in her own home where she is meant to be safe.”Williams and Walsh, both of Chester, had denied murder. Ms Hartley, 60, a wealthy businesswoman, was murdered after answering the door to Williams at her £500,000 home in the village of Helmshore, Lancashire, in January this year.Her partner, ex-firefighter Ian Johnston, 57, who had previously been in a relationship with Williams, was away on a skiing trip at the time. She said that she was unable to put the “heartbreaking thoughts to the back of my head”. But the pair continued to exchange flirtatious text messages and explicit photographs right up until days before the murder.Mr Johnston had denied he “led her on”, telling the jury the relationship was “just sex”, but Walsh told police Williams would “do anything” to be with Mr Johnston, even planting secret tracker devices on his car to follow his movements.The jury retired its verdicts after a seven-week trial at Preston Crown Court. Sadie HartleyCredit:Lancashire Constabularycenter_img Ian Johnston and Sadie Hartley on holiday in Ecuador in 2013 Ian Johnston and Sadie Hartley on holiday in Ecuador in 2013Credit:Lancashire Police Jurors had heard that Williams recruited her friend, horse riding instructor Katrina “Kitt” Walsh, 56, to execute the “perfect murder”.But in a plot said to be “the stuff of spy novels”, John McDermott QC, prosecuting, told the jury that police recovered Walsh’s detailed diary, chronicling the women’s plan to murder Ms Hartley. Police at the £500,000 home of Sadie Hartley in the village of Helmshore, Lancashire Former husband Garry Hartley, daughter Charlotte Hartley and brother Graham Cook arriving at Preston Crown CourtCredit: PA Sarah Williams, right, recruited her friend, horse riding instructor Katrina "Kitt" Walsh, left, to execute the "perfect murder" of Sadie Hartley Former husband Garry Hartley, daughter Charlotte Hartley and brother Graham Cook arriving at Preston Crown Court Jurors heard the pair travelled to Germany to buy the stun gun last December and, exactly a week before Ms Hartley was murdered, Walsh delivered flowers to her door in a dry run for their plans.Williams, who was a “kept woman” supported by her wealthy “sugar daddy”, Mr Hardwick, wanted to be with Mr Johnston.Ms Hartley’s daughter Charlotte said that she was unable to explain “how much pain and horror” it had brought to her family.She said that the last time she spoke to her mother was to tell her that she had got engaged while in Hawaii.In a poignant victim impact statement read to the court through the prosecutor John McDermott, she said that her mother had been “so happy”. Sadie Hartleylast_img read more

UPDATE Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory

first_imgMore: Supplier to Penneys based in Bangladesh building that collapsed, claiming 87 lives > BANGLADESH POLICE HAVE arrested owner of a factory in a garment block that collapsed last week, killing at least 367 people.“He has been arrested and will be tried,” the country’s deputy home minister Shamsul Haque Tuku told reporters, referring to Sohel Rana, allegedly a ruling party official, whose building violated the country’s construction code.The head of the country’s Rapid Action Battalion police force, Mukhlesur Rahman, told AFP: “Rana has been arrested from the Benapole border. He’s being flown back to Dhaka in a helicopter.”Benapole is Bangladesh’s main border post with India.Three owners of factories inside the destroyed eight-storey Rana Plaza building were arrested on Saturday and face charges of “causing death due to negligence”.Separately, police are also searching for the Spanish businessman and part-owner of the factory.David Mayor is the managing director of the Phantom-Tac apparel factory, a joint Spanish-Bangladeshi venture that was housed in the eight-storey Rana Plaza, which imploded last Wednesday.Police told AFP on Sunday they had filed preliminary charges of “causing death due to negligence” against him and the owners of another four manufacturing firms inside the illegally built block.The case was filed after survivors told police how managers had forced them to return to work on Wednesday despite an evacuation the day before caused by the building developing visible cracks.Speaking to AFP in 2009, Mayor explained that he ran the factory and a training centre for women in rural Bangladesh and said his group was run ethically.“We are a factory. Prices are tight. Every single cent is important. We are not an NGO, but in addition we have this social concern,” he had said at the time.His whereabouts are currently unknown, but he faces up to five years in jail if convicted in Bangladesh.© AFP, 2013Earlier: No more ‘cries for help’ as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh buildingRelated: ‘Stench of dead bodies is so strong’ says Bangladesh building rescuersRead: Safety inspectors ‘ignored cracks’ at collapsed clothing factory in Bangladesh >last_img read more

Im happy at Fiorentina says Federico Chiesa

first_imgFiorentina signing Federico Chiesa says he won’t let his €70m price-tag affect his performance, as he expresses his happiness at the club and vows to “never stop learning.”Chiesa, 20 years old, already has 63 Serie A appearances, with nine goals and 12 assists.“Players generally come in two categories: those who do their best if they are relaxed and those who must always give 100 per cent. I am in the second category,” Chiesa told the Corriere Della Sera newspaper, via Football Italia.“The first rule is to keep your feet on the ground. My father told me the secret is to remain concentrated on what I’m doing, and of course, I listen to him. If I got this far, it’s thanks to my family.”“I am happy with what I’ve done so far, but let’s go easy when calling me a top player. I know I can do far better. I didn’t have an anxious summer, because I had already agreed with the club that I would remain in Florence. It was the best choice for me.“Knowing I am considered to be worth this much doesn’t give me sleepless nights, nor does it change my life. Price-tags in recent years have skyrocketed, so I simply try not to think about it.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We’ve got to grow together, Fiorentina and I. Last season we just missed out on Europe, but while we have reinforced the squad, so have our opponents.“I faced Cristiano Ronaldo last summer in Madrid and he does things we can only imagine, he’s like an alien. Cristiano will help Juventus to win, but also Italian football in general to expand and Carlo Ancelotti does the same at Napoli.“As for me, people expect more of me this season and I hope to be ready for this challenge. I know that I must score more goals and provide more assists, but also improve defensively.“(Fiorentina Coach Stefano) Pioli gave me so much advice and the 4-3-3 system should help me give my best.”last_img read more

Ronnie Butler Inducted to the Caribbean Hall of Fame

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Oct 2014 – Magnetic Media is happy to announce that our nomination of Ronnie Butler into the Caribbean Hall of Fame was not only accepted, but the iconic Bahamian recording artist will be among the 2014 inductees. Congratulations Ronnie Butler… Magnetic Media spoke to him earlier, he is overjoyed! RONNIE IS READY Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:caribbean hall of fame, ronnie butler Official Presentation of Ronnie Butler’s Caribbean Hall of Fame Award Recommended for you UNESCO Sponsors the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Famelast_img

REMODELING Magazine Launches Home for Life Virtual Home Tour

first_imgAccording to Strachan, Hanley Wood has done many show-home projects, building homes for demonstrations. But it wouldn’t be possible to demonstrate home improvement projects for already exiting homes, and the virtual tour can show many different improvements. “Moving walls to accommodate wheelchairs, showers without a step-up, even residential elevators for multiple-story homes” were just some of the examples Strachan gave of renovations shown in the virtual tour that would be impossible in the show-home.Another study by AARP showed that baby boomers and seniors are more active on the Internet than expected. The study showed that the most important online activity for this demographic is watching videos, and the virtual home tour uses that to its advantage. According to the survey, 75 percent of boomers and 68 percent of seniors take an action after watching a video.Strachan explains that sponsorships are sold to building product manufactures and featured within the virtual tour. Visitors will be able to view more information and link to the product’s website. And will be able to make purchases once on the page.The “Home for Life” virtual tour originally debuted last year, with over 26,000 unique views on the tour’s website and generated 7,000 registered leads. Many improvements have been made to this year’s version, including integration with the REMODELING website and social media. REMODELING magazine announced its launch of “Home for Life 2013,” a virtual tour showing how to remodel a home to be cost-efficient, safe and comfortable for life after retirement.The virtual tour will be targeted towards members of the baby boomer generation entering their retirement years—nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. A study by AARP found that 84 percent of boomers want to stay in their homes during retirement, but only 16 percent have adapted their home for retirement.Rick Strachan, group president, Residential Remodeling at Hanley Wood explains that the targeted audience for “Home for Life” has two audiences in mind. “We saw a very significant need for serving both trade and consumer audiences in the field of retrofitting homes for retirement,” says Strachan. “Creating this tool would allow reach to both of those audiences.” Boomers are the largest customer group for these professionals. “As of today, 44 percent of all home improvement expenditures are coming from baby boomers,” he says.last_img read more

Indian govt to raise about Rs 11370 crore from GIC Res IPO

first_imgIPOTwitterThe government-backed General Insurance Corporation of India’s initial public offering (IPO) of shares next week is likely to raise around Rs 11,370 crore.The company has set a price range of Rs 855 to Rs 912 per share for its IPO. At the upper end of the price range, the IPO would raise Rs 11,370 crore, according to Reuters.General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) will sell 107.5 million shares, while it will also raise funds by selling 17.2 million new shares. Citi, Axis Capital, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Kotak are the banks managing GIC Re’s IPC, which is the biggest after Coal India’s IPO in 2010.Since, Narendra Modi has stepped into power, more companies started to file for the Initial Public Offering. Several listings have been made after he took over as the Prime Minister in 2014.These listings have taken a while to arrive as there were very limited opportunities provided to the investors to park their funds in new companies before 2014.Frustrated by the slow economic growth, India’s IPO market was in a deep slumber.However, companies under the Modi government are taking advantage of this renewed investor confidence and are using the opportunity to tap the market for funds.Last month, Insurance company SBI Life had started offering shares as a part of IPO aimed at raising $1.3 billion. This IPO could also be one of the largest in India.However, the biggest IPO so far was that of government-run mining company Coal India in 2010 that raised $3.4 billion, the biggest stock market debut in the country’s history.GIC Re’s IPO could be the second largest after Coal India. A coal mine [Representational image]Reuters fileTo help meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.2 percent of GDP, the government aims to raise about Rs 725 billion by selling stakes that it holds in state-run companies and private firms.To fuel the process, the Modi government is all set to boost stake sales in at least five companies this year and has fast-tracked the process of valuation and final approvals as it looks to raise money from the disposal of assets.Earlier this year, the Centre had also kick-started the process of selling a minority stake in seven state-owned enterprises that are known as the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) including blue-chips like — Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and NTPC formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.last_img read more

Defense Poised for the Challenges of the Notre Dame Offense

first_img Defensive coordinator Bryan Brown Jack Fagot Nick Okeke Story Linkscenter_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a long, hard camp, the end is near for the University of Louisville football team.  With the season opener just four days away, the Cardinals are putting the finishing touches on preparation for the opener against No. 9 Notre Dame in front of an ESPN audience.”We are getting there,” defensive coordinator Bryan Brown said. “We have to work out some kinks. Every time you start zeroing on an opponent you have to work on their base stuff, and some of the things they want to try to get you into.””Today was the first real work day and the guys flew around a bunch today. We just have to clean up something tomorrow.”Facing a top-10 team in the nation, there are plenty of challenges facing the UofL defense that hopes to erase a tough 2018 season. One of those obstacles will be quarterback Ian Book, who took over the offense and led the Irish to a College Football Playoff appearance.”Ian is a great passer and runner,” Brown said. “He’s a playoff quarterback. He’s good with his feet and he’s good with his arm. He does a great job keeping the chains moving. He’s a leader on that team especially being able to lead that team to the playoffs. I can tell right now he’s going to be a tremendous challenge for the defense.”Sophomore linebacker Nick Okeke, who will likely get the start, has also been impressed with Notre Dame’s productive quarterback.”I’ve been looking at Notre Dame since the spring since I knew we were playing them,” Okeke said. “The quarterback is a good player and we have to respect him. He’s making all the smart decisions.”Notre Dame will have a big advantage on the offensive line against a smaller UofL defensive front, but the Tennessee native thinks his defense can use speed to offset the Fighting Irish’s big bodies”I feel with our speed and athleticism that we can give them a good game,” Okeke said. “Physically upfront, we have to out smart them. We watch their tendencies on how they lineup and their pass sets to see if we can pick up any advantages.”Not only are the players excited for the chance to hit a different colored helmet on Monday night, the coaching staff – which is making its Louisville debut – are just as hyped for the opportunity to take over the program this season.”We’re excited for the challenge too,” Brown said. “We’ve been going against the same offense for the last 20-something days it gets kind of boring. However, now that we are coaching for something each and every day, each game is a challenge. We’re excited to get this first game underway this weekend. We’re just excited.”Playing in front of a huge national television audience and what we be a raucous crowd at Cardinal Stadium, the players have are ready to experience the electricity of a Monday night game against one of the most iconic programs in the country.”We talk about it,” Okeke said. “We know when Cardinal Stadium is filled up and ready to support us. We know the atmosphere is going to be huge, but we just have to stay poised and be ready.”  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Amazon Hires Nickelodeons Dave Perry as Prime Video Head of Social Media

first_imgDave Perry, a 17-year Viacom veteran who was most recently head of Nickelodeon’s VP of social media marketing, has joined Amazon as global head of social media for Prime Video.In joining the Amazon Prime Video team, Perry has relocated from New York to L.A. He reports to Andy Donkin, global head of marketing for Amazon Prime Video and originals, according to a company rep.At the ecommerce giant, Perry will lead Prime Video global social-media marketing efforts with the goal of driving acquisition and retention of Prime membership through Prime Video programming and branded content.At Nickelodeon, Perry has led fan engagement, social creative, and cross-platform social strategy for the kids cable channel for nearly three years. Prior to that, he spent seven years at VH1, including as VP of social media and innovation. Perry first joined Viacom in 2002 as director of on-air graphics production for MTV Networks. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img “I’m honored and humbled to be working for Amazon, and I look forward to all of the challenges and opportunities that await me,” Perry wrote in announcing the move in a post on LinkedIn. He added, “Thank you to all of my dear friends at Viacom, particularly my Nickelodeon and VH1 families still there and spread across the globe.”Perry will work with Prime Video media, Amazon Studios research and Amazon measurement teams to integrate and measure the value and impact of social-media marketing initiatives across Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, as well as new and emerging platforms.last_img read more

Kolkata Police looks to boost relation with citydwellers through band performance

first_imgKolkata: In a significant step to boost police-public relation, Kolkata Police will now organise performances of police band in front of Victoria Memorial on weekends. The first performance of the band was held at the venue on Saturday afternoon and was followed on Sunday at the same time.”I wanted to experiment by bringing the performance of the band to the general public, to increase police-public relations. As of now, it is going to perform on weekends in front of the north gate of Victoria Memorial,” said Anuj Sharma, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that the Kolkata Police Band is an old heritage of Kolkata Police, with a long and enriching history. The formation of the band dates back to November 1, 1858, when a group of Englishmen were hurriedly mobilised from the city of Calcutta and organised into a “Pipe-Band” to play at the Governor’s House. The Band normally performs during Republic Day, Independence Day, at national and international sporting events as well as on the occasions of State Receptions hosted in the honour of State guests. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”We have plans to have the band perform in different parts of the city in near future,” Sharma added. According to a senior official of Kolkata Police, the primary objective of the band is to contribute to effective operation of police service by strengthening and expanding lines of communication and public relations between the public and police and provide ceremonial support as and when required. “We have plans to host the band’s performance at some major tourist destinations in the city which have large footfall,” the official said. The Victoria Memorial has an average footfall of 35,000 during the winter season and it often goes up to 40,000 during weekends. Normally, 15 percent more visitors turn up at the Memorial during weekends. Moreover, in the afternoon, a number of people turn up at the north gate to take photographs of the Memorial and also to take a ride on the horse carriage that starts from near the gate.last_img read more

Sudanese struggle to ignite their own uprising

first_imgAssociated PressCAIRO (AP) – “I think my country Sudan has really hit rock bottom.” Those were the last public words uttered by Usamah Mohamad, a 32-year-old Sudanese web developer-turned-citizen journalist, in a video announcing he would join protests against President Omar al-Bashir.Mohamad, popular under his Twitter handle “simsimt,” was arrested the same day his video was aired. For the next month, his family had no idea where he was. Finally they learned he was in Khartoum’s high security prison and were allowed to visit him last week. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements “I think a popular uprising to topple the regime is not an attractive option to the Sudanese right now,” said Hassan Haj Ali, a Khartoum University political science professor.Many are wary of new turmoil after the long civil war and are bracing for a worsening economy. Sudanese also remember how unrest against al-Bashir’s predecessors led to military coups, bringing Sudanese “back to square one,” he said.Sudanese and the region worry of further fragmentation, with separatist movements not only in Darfur but also in the east and in the south.“What remains of Sudan may not hold as one bloc and may become so unstable it reflects on neighboring countries,” including South Sudan, said Haj Ali. As a result, regional powers _ and the United States, he said _ may prefer “to deal with the regime in its current condition and not be embroiled in further crises.”Khartoum came close to war with South Sudan early this year. With the two sides in torturous negotiations over oil sharing and borders, al-Bashir’s regime can drum up public support with anti-South rhetoric.Sudan’s crushing economic crisis has given youth groups a tool to galvanize the public behind their protest movement. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   “He is detained for a month, a treatment reserved usually for a ringleader,” the friend said.Activists report arbitrary arrests of protesters and bloggers and their families in the middle of the night, beatings and humiliation in detention. Two Egyptian female journalists reporting for foreign media amid the unrest were deported.Some detainees were forced to call fellow activists to arrange meetings that were really sting operations to arrest them. Interrogators threatened to release pictures of women activists wearing revealing clothes to scandalize them in Sudan’s conservative society.One student told ACJPS that an officer threatened to snap his neck while another scraped off his eyebrows, moustache and hair with a blade. “Now we’ve marked you and if we catch you again protesting we will cut other parts of your body,” they told him.Two activists face serious criminal charges including inciting violence against the regime. One of them, Rudwan Dawoud, who is married to an American and holds U.S. residency, was labeled a spy and could face the death sentence.Nagui Moussa _ a 26-year old activist from the protest group Girifna, or “We are fed up” _ left to Cairo after being detained twice, deciding he was of more use outside spreading information about the protests. Sponsored Stories Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security systemcenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family “These are enough reasons to topple a regime, aside from the corruption, oppression and the rising cost of living,” he said. “The continuation of this regime is dangerous for the rest of the Sudan.”But those troubles could also prolong the life of al-Bashir’s regime. Al-Bashir has showed a survivor’s talent for using external threats to keep key parts of the public behind him. He is backed by a brutal security machine and a network of interests built on Islamist ideology, economic ties and tribal politics.At an inauguration of a factory in central Sudan on July 11, al-Bashir ridiculed prospects for an uprising.“They talk of an Arab Spring. Let me tell them that in Sudan we have a hot summer, a burning hot summer that burns its enemies,” al-Bashir said, waving his cane threateningly.So far, his prediction has borne true. Some activists fled the country, others are lying low amid the crackdown after protests by thousands raged for more than a week in June, the biggest since the Arab Spring began in late 2010. Under censorship, newspapers are not reporting on the protests.Under a blanket of fear instilled by security agencies, several activists spoke to The Associated Press on condition anonymity to avoid detention or refused to talk at all. After years of a boom fueled by southern oil, Sudan has reeled since the south’s independence. The crisis is threatening to worsen under austerity measures recommended by the International Monetary Fund to deal with shrinking resources.Inflation is expected to rise further, electricity bills are going up, and consumer groups are urging a boycott of meat and poultry because of rocketing prices. The currency lost nearly half its value the past year, reaching 4.4 pounds to the dollar officially and six on the black market, according to media reports.The youth groups, some of them working since 2009, put together a movement through social media and university activism, linking with disgruntled communities of Darfuris and others who live in Khartoum.On June 16, protests erupted. Female students marched in Khartoum University, were joined by male students, and together they moved into the streets of the capital. Over the next six days, protests broke out at universities in Khartoum and other cities. On the Friday of that week, the strongest day of protests, regular citizens in Khartoum joined, coming out from mosques in marches that numbered several thousand.“The people demand the downfall of the regime,” some chanted, a refrain heard in other Arab uprisings. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain The vital role family plays in society Throughout the week, police struck back with tear gas and rubber bullets and _ in at least one case _ live ammunition, according to the London-based Sudanese rights group the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies. Several students were seriously injured. Student militias helped security agents in seizing protesters, according to ACJPS. Finally, Khartoum University’s vacation was moved up to prevent more protests.The movement planned nationwide protests on June 30, coinciding with regime celebrations for the anniversary of al-Bashir’s coming to power. Under a security clampdown, protesters managed only a small turnout. But with so many troops in the streets, anniversary parades were not held.Mohamad, the web developer, was seized at the Friday protest as he tweeted about arrests by agents of the notorious National Security Services in Khartoum’s Burri district.But friends say he may have been targeted because of his video aired the same day on Al-Jazeera English TV. “After 23 years of oppression and injustice, poverty and crime that are all committed under the current regime, change now is an inevitable must,” he said in the video.His detention without charge, while others have been freed, shows how the regime sees information about the protests as the biggest threat, said a friend of Mohammed who was held twice in custody, including once for 11 hours without water. He says protests may have waned _ because of both the crackdown and the fasting month of Ramadan _ but “people have changed. Why? Because they are seeing the continuous lies of the regime.”Protests in Khartoum make those in the core of Sudan realize that “the injustice is all over, in the center as in the periphery.”“People will see that the one who strikes and tortures in the south, or in Darfur, is the same as the one who strikes and tortures in the north,” he said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) He was skinnier and darker, a sign he had been left to bake in the scorching Khartoum sun, people close to his case say. The family itself is saying nothing.Mohamad and hundreds of others _ no less than 2,000, activists say _ have been detained the past month in a campaign unleashed by the Sudanese government. The crackdown aims to crush a new attempt to launch a protest movement calling for the ouster of al-Bashir, inspired by the Middle East’s uprisings that toppled the leaders of Sudan’s neighbors Egypt and Libya as well as Tunisia and Yemen.Anti-government activists see al-Bashir’s 23-year-old regime as the ripest in the region to fall. He has been weakened by the loss of oil-rich South Sudan, which became independent last year after two decades of Africa’s bloodiest civil war. His regime has had to impose painful economic austerity measures to make up for the loss of revenues from the south’s oil, sending inflation up to nearly 40 percent this month. The years-old rebellion in the western Darfur region continues to bleed the country. Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in that region.“We have more reasons than any other Arab country for an uprising,” said Siddique Tawer, of an opposition umbrella group. “No other country was split. Sudan was. 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first_img Top Stories Can’t blame us for trying, right? It’s actually not much of a surprise that Arians was reluctant to say anything about the running back, for a variety of reasons. While rumors continue to swirl around the six-time Pro Bowler and his supposed desire to leave the Twin Cities, as long as he’s not a member of the Cardinals.Read into that what you want with regards to the Cardinals and possibly having interest in Peterson. Speaking at the NFC Coaches Breakfast during the annual NFL Meetings, Arians did talk about his team’s running game. Last season, Arizona finished 31st in the NFL in rushing, gaining just 1,308 yards on the ground. Andre Ellington’s 660 yards led the team, with Kerwynn Williams’ 246 placing second and Stepfan Taylor’s 208 coming in third. The team signed Pro Bowl guard Mike Iupati away from the San Francisco 49ers to pair him with tackle Jared Veldheer on the left side of the line, and is moving other people around up front in an effort to run the ball better. “That’s two truckloads coming down there on a double team; they should be dominant,” Arians said. “And they do take a lot of pride in it. I’ve only been left-handed running one time in my career, and that was in Indy a couple years ago with (Anthony) Castonzo, and it’s like, I don’t mind running left, I don’t mind telling you we’re coming over there. Stop it. PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians channeled his inner Marshawn Lynch Wednesday morning when asked about Adrian Peterson being linked to his team.“Are you trying to get me fined,” he asked, with an incredulous look on his face. “That’s tampering, dude. I can’t talk about another player. I ain’t saying jack about Adrian Peterson. I’d get fined for that. Nope.” “His touches should not come down,” Arians added. So, even while the Cardinals have been linked to Peterson, and if not him then some of the 2015 Draft’s top backs, it would appear the goal is to find someone to compliment Ellington, not replace him. Arians talked about how the team missed Jonathan Dwyer’s skillset last season.“Yeah, we’re looking to hopefully find that,” he said. “Not just a big back, but a big, fast back.”You know who is big and fast? That Peterson fella in Minnesota. But if he is not an option, then a player like him wouldn’t be a bad fit for the team, right?“A player like him,” Arians asked. There’s not many around like him; he’s got the one in a million.” Comments   Share   “That will be my challenge to those two guys: Come up to the line and tell them, ‘We’re running right here, stop us.’”While there is no doubt better blocking will help, it will still be up to the running back — whoever it is — to run through whatever holes are provided.And that’s where things are interesting going forward, with Ellington, Williams, Taylor, Marion Grice and Robert Hughes all seemingly in the mix, along with whoever else the team may add in the future.Though Ellington struggled some last year, Arians said he still believes the third-year pro can be an every-down back, attributing last season’s issues to a “freaky, freaky injury.”“He still had his touches,” the coach said. “What really set him back is he couldn’t evolve as the pass receiver.”Arians said he could think of three times in the team’s loss to the Seahawks in Seattle where they missed out on big plays because Ellington wasn’t on the same page as the quarterback due to a lack of practice. Even still, the former sixth-round pick averaged nearly 21 touches per game last season, so it is not as if he had a light workload.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_imgOctober 2, 2007 Contemporary Dance Ensemble For this performance, the cafe crew, once again, put together a wonderful meal. Vegetarian chef Erin Turner and chef Carrie Krueger presented a menu of: Salmon with Dill and Capers, Portabello Mushrooms stuffed with Roasted Vegetables, Wild Rice Blend with Crinimi Mushrooms, Spinach Artichoke Soup with fresh Basil, Organic Greens with Radicchio, Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Pears and Vanilla Cream Pies with Caramel, Chocolate and Raspberry Sauce. [Photo & text: sa] [from the performance program] DANCEDOWNRIVER is a prayer for the river and for all wild places and wild things. It tells the story, in a non-literal sense, of the river’s journey from source to sea. [from left] Delisa Myles, Joanna Rotkin, Nathan Montgomery, Jayne Lee, Paul Moore [Arcosanti alumnus], and Mizu Desierto. Human Nature integrates live music, spoken word, and dramatic lighting with their movement phrases, communicating their creative ideas on a variety of levels. Each performance contains a central idea or narrative that flows through a number of individual pieces. Formed in 1994 by Jayne Lee and Delisa Myles, and based in northern Arizona, Human Nature performs regularly in Flagstaff, Prescott, and Jerome, as well as their annual engagement at Arcosanti. They work on a project-to-project basis, and have performed additionally in London, UK; Boulder, CO; and Sedona, Cottonwood, Tucson, and Phoenix, AZ. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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injuries and there was even a small boon to local tourism: To this day the little town of Esperance exhibits some of the debris in its local museum along with a display of the $400 check it received in payment of a (mostly) playful highway littering fine it imposed on the US Thirty-nine years after Skylab the business of predicting the reentry of out of control objects has not gotten much more precise That’s for a few reasons For starters what causes orbits to decay in the first place is mostly drag from the faint wisps of atmosphere that reach into what we consider the vacuum of space The International Space Station which orbits at an apogeeor high pointof 252 miles must periodically fire its thrusters to make up for this slow erosion of altitude and speed Tiangong-1 had a slightly lower apogee of 223 miles Without any thrusters to keep the ship flying that’s now down to just 129 miles and falling fast Making matters more complicated the atmosphere subtly expands and contracts in response to solar activity meaning that the drag it exerts on any orbiting spacecraft can unpredictably increase or decrease Finally Tiangong-1 is slowly tumbling That causes the faceand thus the surface areait presents to the atmosphere to change constantly adding one more x-factor to the rate of orbital decay Given all of those variables a plus-or-minus 24-hour prediction period is actually not all that bad The larger question of course is whether anyone will get hit orlet’s be honestwhether you will get hit The answer is no almost certainly In the long history of space flight only one person has ever gotten on the wrong side of a piece of falling space junk That was Lottie Williams of Tulsa Oklahoma who was struck on the shoulder by piece of Delta II rocket in 1996 She was unhurt Given that the large majority of Tiangong-1 will incinerate before it ever reaches the ground that 70% of the Earth’s surface is water and that most of the world’s land mass is entirely unpopulated the odds of a particular individual being struck are less than 1 in 1 trillion according to the Aerospace Corporation The European Space Agency pegs the odds even longer at roughly 10 million times less than the annual risk of getting struck by lightning or 1 in 300 trillion That’s not certainty People do win the Powerball lottery people do lose sure bets and if Lottie Williams had been standing just an inch or two to the left or right she would have had a very bad day back in 1996 Still you can comfortably move on There’s nothing to see hereor at least nothing to duck here Probably Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecomEtroits La Gonave Haiti 1986Alex Webb-Magnum Photos Etroits La Gonave Haiti 1986Alex Webb-Magnum Photos1 of 20Behind the PhotosHaiti: Photographers’ Love Affairs With a Country on the BrinkOlivier LaurentJan 12 2015For decades as Haiti has weathered political upheavals coups d’état economic crises and natural catastrophes—including the devastating earthquake that killed more than 160000 people in 2010—photographers have nurtured an enduring and at times tense relationship with the small Caribbean countryHaiti’s vibrant society pulsating energy and stunning light combined with its tragic and violent history consistently attract photographers of all ages and nationalities Many of them are inspired by Alex Webb’s seminal work Under a Grudging Sun which continues to this day to influence their aestheticsWebb’s first trip to Haiti back in 1975 transformed him—both as a photographer and as a human being “I photographed a kind of world I had never experienced before a world of emotional vibrancy and intensity: raw disjointed sometimes beautiful often tragic” he tells TIME “I encountered a world that kept drawing me back again and again”RelatedportfolioHaiti Earthquake: Five Years AfterportfolioHaiti Earthquake: Five Years After“I have this idea that Haiti chooses you” echoes photographer Maggie Steber who first visited the country 35 years ago “If she doesn’t want you there she will do everything in her power to make you run screaming for the next plane out of there But if she likes you if she recognizes in you a kindred spirit she doesn’t let you go and she wrings your heart out every day She uses you up” Steber’s first experience with Haiti came when she moved to New York after living in Africa; she was missing living abroad and Sipa’s director Gkin Sipahiolu suggested that Haiti might satisfy that craving She arrived just when President Jean-Claude Duvalier fell in a coup d’état“Then everything exploded It was thrilling It was exciting There was so much happening” she recalls “For the first time people could really speak their mind It was a country finally letting go after taking this deep breath To me that’s when the story really started to unfold That’s when I was spellbound by it”When Bruce Gilden first landed in Haiti in 1984 he rented a car with his first wife and as he was driving to the hotel he turned to her and said: “Where have I been my whole life” Since then Gilden has made 22 visits to the country “Every time I’d go I’d find something else to photograph” he says The stunning light hooked him first but the reason he returned so often was all about the people "They love me and I love them" he says "They are my people”Together these photographers and many of their contemporaries have shot published and exhibited thousands of images of Haiti—many of them with the stated goal of contributing to the dialogue about this “complicated country that has had such a difficult and tragic history” says Webb And yet five years after a 70-magnitude earthquake destroyed large parts of Haiti and brought unprecedented attention to the country with billions of dollars of aid pledged and hundreds of NGOs setting up operations there the situation remains grim calling into question the photographers’ rolesSee how Haitian photographer Daniel Morel one of the first photographers on the scene covered the 2010 earthquakeThe deep connection many photographers feel when they first visit Haiti battles against the frustration many of them feel for a country that doesn’t seem to be able to escape its cruel fate“I do feel a frustration because every time Haitians try to take a step forward something happens that sends them back two steps” Steber tells TIME “I think it’s frustrating for a lot of photographers” For the Miami-based photographer Haiti’s troubled situation can be traced back to the country’s slave revolt in the early 1800s “Haiti had the only successful slave uprising at a time when the whole world’s economy was rotating around slaves so the world turned its back on Haiti” she says “In a way Haiti seems to have been punished by fate”In the last five years the number of photographers visiting the small Caribbean country has surged coinciding with the flock of NGOs pledging to help Haitians recover from the earthquake While the organizations “are absolutely vital in moments of crisis or natural disaster” says Institute photographer Paolo Woods the situation in 2015 tends to show that in the long-term NGOs’ impact on the country remains ambiguous “I’m often asked what’s the difference between before and after the earthquake” Gilden adds “There’s no difference Haiti is poor and nobody cares”That’s a problem that hits home with photographers too Though their goal is not the same as NGOs’ the nation’s poverty is ostensibly on display in their work and they wrestle with how to show that world without harming the people in it Photography that is not carefully considered can contribute at times to the reinforcement of stereotypes frequently applied to developing countries across the globe from Africa to Latin America to Asia“As photographers we tend to go to places with our eyes and brains already full of images and very often unfortunately we try to confirm those images” says Paolo Woods who moved to Haiti five years ago to work on his book State The photographer doesn’t deny that Haiti is crippled by its unstable political situation and deep-rooted poverty but he says that’s only one side of the story “When you look at images from Haiti you get this impression of a country that’s very far away from what it actually is” he says “For me it was just a matter of looking around [to find other stories to tell]”Relatednatural disasterFive Years Later See TIME’s Coverage of the Haiti Earthquakenatural disasterFive Years Later See TIME’s Coverage of the Haiti EarthquakeWoods only had to look around his hotel where he stayed during his first month in Haiti to find his story—one that centers on Haiti’s rich upper-class population “It was in December 2010 and we were getting close to the one-year anniversary of the earthquake so a lot of journalists had come back to Haiti to do a story” he says “At that time I was still living in a hotel in Port-au-Prince where a lot of media people gathered What astonished me was that in this nice hotel with working wifi and a swimming pool you’d have all these photographers getting on motorbikes in the morning to go to Cité Soleil [one of the country’s poorest slums] take hundreds of images and then come back to the hotel without ever looking at anything else”In the same hotel in its lobby restaurant and swimming pool rich Haitians would come to wine and dine “I thought this was interesting” says Woods “Who are these people How did they make their money How do they spend it That became one of the multiple stories that built my book State”In his photographs Gilden has tried to steer clear of the conflicts and the political mess focusing instead on the everyday life of Haitians whom he says he cares deeply about Yet his goal was never to change their lives “I know [photographers] can’t change the world If [we could] things would not be the same as they were 10 years ago 20 years ago or 50 years ago”Some photographers—Steber and Woods included—have started looking for ways to give back to Haitians often through photographic workshops “I teach photography with the goal of encouraging education and to empower Haitians” says Steber “We leave the cameras behind and we come back to teach them again and again It’s about training them to re-seize their country to appreciate it and to see the possibilities for themselves”For Woods it’s also a way to allow Haiti to be defined photographically by its own people “I often get calls from NGOs and I always try to refer them to Haitian photographers” he says “It makes a lot more sense I think a country is healthy when its own citizens can tell its story”Certainly Haiti which is just a two-hour $200 flight away from Florida will continue to charm attract and inspire photographers to produce “significant and deeply committed work ranging from classical photojournalism to highly interpretive photography” says Webb And not just because “the country is poor or has horrific political violence” he adds “There is something about the intense sense of life 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