October 20, 2019
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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As a result of responses on social media, Fort St John RCMP says the owner of the suspect trucking company called in and provided all required information to police.RCMP would like to thank all who either discussed this incident on social media or called the Police to provide leads.The Fort John RCMP are reaching out to the public to assist in identifying a transport truck that allegedly forced a local driver off the road on January 11, 2019, near the Big Bam turnoff near Taylor B.C. According to Police, the photo appears to depict a white semi-tractor with a wind deflector on top of the cab. The Sea Freight Container behind it is bright green with a white picture or logo on it and possibly white lettering. The container had a round emblem in the centre on the back of it.Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.last_img read more

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TORONTO — General Motors Co. (TSX: GMM.U) is delisting its shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada effective at the end of November.The company’s shares will still be traded in New York.In a statement, the automotive company said there was low trading volume of its shares on the TSX.It said the cost of maintaining the Toronto listing was “no longer justified.”The company first filed to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2010 after former finance minister Jim Flaherty urged them to do so.GM had accepted billions of dollars in aid from the American, Canadian and Ontario governments after filing for bankruptcy protection in 2009.

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first_imgThe Kimberley Process is a government-led rough diamond certification scheme created to halt and prevent the trade in conflict diamonds that led to the death and displacement of millions of people in Angola, Sierra Leone, DRC, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. Member states are required to pass national legislation and set up an import/export control system to implement the KP. Over 75 of the world’s diamond producing, trading and manufacturing countries participate in the scheme.The groups putting the process under fire now are Centre du Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE), Conakry; Fatal Transactions, Amsterdam; Global Witness, London ; Green Advocates, Monrovia ; Groupe de Recherche et de Plaidoyer sur les Industries Extractives (GRPIE), Abidjan; Network Movement for Justice and Development, Freetown; and Partnership Africa Canada, Ottawa The landmark Kimberley Process scheme established in 2003 to prevent trade in conflict diamonds is potentially failing in its objectives, campaigners said yesterday. Ahead of a key meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in Namibia, a coalition of civil society groups said that despite having all the tools in place, the scheme was failing to address effectively issues of non-compliance, smuggling, money laundering and human rights abuses in the world’s alluvial diamond fields. The groups highlighted a number of countries where there were issues of concern.In Zimbabwe there is clear evidence of government-led human rights abuse in diamond mining areas, as well as smuggling and weak internal controlsLebanon is exporting significantly more gem-quality rough diamonds than it imports. The problem has been known for months, but the KP has been sluggish in its responseOver the past two years there has been an astonishing 500% increase in diamond exports from Guinea, a country whose current government has acknowledged widespread corruption in the mining industry. A KP review team visited Guinea in August 2008 but a year later its report has still not been completed, suggesting critical problems in the KP monitoring systemVenezuela agreed in 2008 that it would suspend its diamond trade until new control systems could be established. A civil society investigative visit to Venezuela in May 2009 found that diamonds are still being mined and smuggled into the world’s legitimate trade with complete impunity.Annie Dunnebacke from Global Witness, said:  “The clock is running out on Kimberley Process credibility. The work it was set up to do is vital – it would be scandalous if uncooperative governments and industry succeeded in hobbling it into ineffectiveness”.The civil society groups are repeating calls for action in the following areas:Human Rights: Civil society organisations propose that the following words be added to the preamble of the main KPCS document: The Kimberley Process shall promote respect for human rights as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and shall require their effective recognition and observance in the diamond industries of participating countries, and among the peoples, institutions and territories under their jurisdictionMonitoring: The Kimberley Process must significantly improve its monitoring function. Its forthcoming review of Zimbabwe must be thorough, and must provide clear direction where problems are identified. Ongoing problems in Venezuela, Guinea and Lebanon must be addressed and solved as a matter of urgencyCutting and Polishing Centres: The KP has long ignored a significant loophole in its control procedures. Civil society organizations call yet again for the KP to ensure that statistics regarding the purchase, use and sale of rough diamonds by cutting and polishing centres are incorporated into its internal control mechanism and reconciled in such a way that rough diamonds do not bypass other internal control measures.Alfred Brownell from Green Advocates, Liberia, said: “Namibia was a founding member of the Kimberley Process and as current Chair of the scheme should be a leader in ensuring an effective and efficient diamond certification system. The Kimberley Process must be a force for development in Africa’s diamond-rich nations and take a clear stand against human rights abuses.” Susanne Emond from Partnership Africa Canada, said: “The Kimberley Process must fulfill its potential to ensure a clean diamond trade. We are calling on the diamond industry to join with us in demanding that governments enforce the scheme’s rules with greater commitment and timeliness.” last_img read more

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first_img“We’ve had national experts and international experts available to us by the thousands on so many things,” said Kenny.Experts don’t always get it right themselves, either.Kenny said that Brendan Howlin had extended the law and that personal requests, as well as the first two hours of request fulfilment was free.The Taoiseach said that the average cost of retrieval was €600 and that the €15 fee was “relatively small”.The Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Seamus Dooley, however, disagrees that the fee is a “token”.“Mr Howlin is correct in stating that, in the context of State expenditure, a €15 charge is insignificant. The term “token fee” suggests that it is more by way of a deterrent to requests. If the token fee acts as a barrier to FOI requests we will have paid a high price.“For a struggling freelance journalist or a local residents association the implications of the new fee structure are enormous. The possible liability for a €60 or €80 “token” charge would be sufficient to deter the secretary of a community group from lodging an FOI request.”Read: TDs call for debate on FOI bill to be adjourned pending more consultationsRead: How will the new Freedom of Information charges compare to other countries? THE TAOISEACH TODAY defended plans to increase fees for Freedom of Information requests, saying that the €15 initial fee was “relatively small”.Independent TD Stephen Donnelly cited international reports from legal bodies, human rights watchdogs and civil liberties groups in asking the Taoiseach why the Government was increasing the cost of FOI requests.“I believe you set out to do the right thing,” said Donnelly, who went on to list the members of the Government who had opposed the Fianna Fáil government’s changes to the bill in 2003.Enda Kenny however was unmoved by the level of opposition to the bill.last_img read more

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first_img Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 12:49 PM Share695 Tweet Email2 Feb 7th 2017, 12:49 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3227121 Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Short URL Tesco workers at nine stores to strike ‘indefinitely’ from Valentine’s Day Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight. By Sean Murray 38,224 Views 79 Comments Updated 1.20pmTESCO WORKERS AT nine branches across the country are set to go on strike from next Tuesday 14 February, and the Mandate Trade Union has warned that the strike would continue for “an indefinite duration”.The company asked all staff who had been working there since before 1996 to sign up to contracts for greatly-reduced pay. Last April, union members voted overwhelmingly to strike over a two-tier contract system the company was reportedly hoping to instate.Possible industrial action was delayed through the intervention of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), but allegations have surfaced that Tesco are planning to initiate the same Labour Court recommendations that staff rejected last year.Mandate, which says it represents more than 10,000 workers at the company, is calling on Tesco to guarantee that no changes to existing contracts will be made without agreement.A spokesperson for Tesco Ireland told TheJournal.ie that the company had “exhausted the State industrial relations process” and said that ball was now in Mandate’s court to abide by the Labour Court’s recommendation.The nine Tesco stores set to be affected are:Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10Vevay Road, Bray, Co WicklowClearwater Shopping Centre, Finglas, Dublin 11Rear Main Street, Deanscurragh,  Co LongfordNavan Town Centre, Co MeathO’Connell Street, Abbeyquarter North, Co SligoManor West Retail Park, Tralee, Co KerryTullamore Retail Park, Cloncollig, Co OffalyThe union accuses the company of never justifying the cuts to their workers’ conditions of employment and that their actions against around 250 workers who have given more than 20 years of service was an “abuse of power”.John Douglas, Mandate general secretary, said: “Tesco workers in Ireland who have worked with the company for more than 21 years, and are already classified as low-paid on slightly more than €14 per hour, are being told to accept imposed changes to their contracts or get out the door.No worker wants to go on strike, but our members recognise that if Tesco can get away with tearing up contracts of employment without agreement for pre-1996 staff, it’ll be the 3,000 workers on post-1996 contracts who are currently on a higher hourly rate of pay next.More ballots on industrial action will take place tonight, which could mean that the number of stores affected by the strike could rise to 15.In the Dáil last week, Independents4Change TD for Dublin South Central Joan Collins raised the potential of strike action during Leaders’ Questions in Dáil Éireann and claimed that Tesco plans to bypass Mandate and ‘unilaterally impose pay cuts of 15% on the company’s longest-serving workers’.Collins further claimed that those workers are facing a 15% pay cut, and that the move is part of a larger plan, known as ‘Project Black’, which “aims to get rid of 1,200 of the most secure and well-paid jobs in the company”. She described such actions as “both worrying and unnecessary”.A Tesco statement said: “The Labour Court has issued a very clear Recommendation which sets out the path for resolution.Tesco has accepted the Labour Court Recommendation in its totality even though it was beyond what we believed was affordable. Mandate has rejected it.“Our business must be able to meet the needs of our customers but terms and conditions nearly quarter of a century old do not take account of the growth of late night, weekend and online shopping and create unfairness as hours are not evenly spread out.”Read: Tesco ‘disappointed’ at ‘inaccurate’ claims by TD that 1,200 jobs are on the linelast_img read more

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first_imgDar Hi, un hôtel eco-friendly aux abords du SaharaDar Hi est un hôtel dont la construction s’est achevée récemment. Totalement eco-friendly, il s’est installé sur une colline aux abords du Sahara en Tunisie.Ce projet contemporain va puiser dans les traditions et les matériaux locaux afin de créer un lieu qui s’intègre et ne détonne pas dans l’environnement urbain, et se veut respectueux de l’environnement.Le designer français Matali Crasset s’est aventuré pour la première fois avec ce projet dans l’architecture, qui allie ici espaces privés et communs tout en préservant des fortes chaleurs. Ce lieu de vacances eco-friendly est en grande partie réalisé avec des matériaux locaux et par des entreprises locales. Le tourisme étant une industrie grandissante en Tunisie, les hôtels tendent à se développer selon un modèle architectural occidental générique qui n’est pas forcément le plus adapté pour bien s’implanter dans l’environnement urbain local.  À lire aussiUn time-lapse époustouflant dévoile le ciel nocturne du désert des MojavesL’hôtel Dar Hi, lui, se démarque grâce à son implantation sur une colline dans la ville moyenne de Nefta, mais il se démarque aussi car il veut tisser des liens avec l’environnement traditionnel local, ce qui se répercute dans la décoration intérieure et extérieure, avec l’emploi de certains matériaux et le choix des couleurs utilisées. Il y a même un centre de recherches baptisé Palmlab dans l’enceinte de l’hôtel, qui tente de développer des usages contemporains et écologiques des palmiers.Découvrez le Dar Hi en images sur Maxisciences. Le 18 décembre 2010 à 18:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representative Paul Seaton of Homer has filed to run as an independent in the Democratic primary, on Thursday, May 31. Seaton has represented House District 31 as a Republican since 2002. The deadline to file is 5 p.m., today. Seaton, Anchorage Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, and Representative Louise Stutes of Kodiak all joined Democrats and independents last fall to form a bipartisan coalition, taking control of the House away from Republicans. Seaton is currently the only candidate to file for the Democratic primary so far in his district. Three others have filed to run in the Republican primary; Sarah Vance of Homer, John Cox of Anchor Point and Henry Kroll of Soldotna Back in December, GOP leaders unsuccessfully tried to block Seaton and two other GOP House representatives from running on the Republican party’s ticket, but state election officials denied their request.last_img read more

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first_img“I don’t know the details, but I’m cautiously optimistic about it,” says one observer. “It appears to address the vital issue of breaking down the barriers between national distributors and wholesalers that have impeded channel efficiency for so many years.”Check back here for more details as the story develops. Hudson News has taken a minority stake in Comag Marketing Group. The deal is effective today and along with its stake in Comag, Hudson News president James Cohen will become vice chairman of CMG’s board. Michael Korenberg, managing director and vice chairman of the Jim Pattison Group, which bought Comag from Condé Nast and Hearst in January, will remain chairman. Comag president Jay Felts will remain in his position as well. The deal signals another major shift in the magagzine newsstand supply chain, bringing once disparate players closer together. The Jim Pattison Group already owns wholesaler The News Group and with Cohen’s minority buy-in, that puts two wholesalers in much closer proximity with each other and a national distributor—effectively closing the middleman gap. While the Comag/Pattison arrangement is said to remain operationally separate, there’s likely to be some degree of an “opening of the books” between the groups. And now Hudson News appears to be gaining from that arrangement as well.last_img read more

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first_imgWith the changing pattern of pedagogy, students of the 21st century need to follow a different approach to enhance their knowledge. Keeping in view of the same, Educomp Solutions Ltd. has announced the launch of a series of School Conclaves based on its visionary theme #Thereisanotherway across India. The conclaves aim to highlight the key issues with the leaning process and discuss strategies to meet the challenges. Some of the ways proposed by the team was to focus on the concept of auditory learning, and initiate the fruitful use of gadgets among children to enhance a better learning experience.Alka Rao, Deputy Director Training of Educomp solutions, spoke of the changing role of teachers with the changing circumstances. She further discussed on another initiative from Educomp Solutions Ltd, E-DAC, series of textbooks specially designed for children’s fulfilled learning experience.last_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:‘Culture of violence’ behind Costa Rica’s jump in homicides, says OIJ chief US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested Ann Patton in new battle with Costa Rican government over $7 million in seized gems US man among four arrested for cloning credit cards in Costa Rica On Tuesday morning, Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Tres Ríos home of a man suspected of defrauding U.S. residents and cloning as many as 400 credit cards, according to a statement. OIJ did not announce the amount believed to be stolen in the scam.The OIJ’s fraud division received complaints from U.S. cardholders who started to see unauthorized purchases on their credit cards from stores in Costa Rica starting in December 2015, even though they had never been to Costa Rica. After several months of investigation, authorities identified their suspect, a young man with the last name Castillo.In the suspect’s home in Cartago, east of Costa Rica’s capital, police found roughly 400 fake credit cards, two skimmers (devices that pull data off a credit card’s magnetic strip), and two credit card duplicators and card stamping machines. Along with the credit card fraud equipment, police seized a television, laptop computer, cellphones, fake identification cards and passports and more than $5,000 in cash in colones and dollars.OIJ spokesman Marco Monge told The Tico Times that authorities are still trying to uncover how the suspect got the credit card information. One theory police are investigating is that Castillo had an accomplice in the U.S. who supplied him with the card information.In 2013, OIJ arrested four Canadians for allegedly withdrawing $48,000 in cash using cloned credit cards from that country. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   It also said, “yes people will die, there’s no question about that.”Police computer expert Paul Wells said Lyburd’s laptop was used to access a “Dark Web” marketplace site called Evolution. A user named “Donald Trump” paid for gun parts and ammunition with the online currency Bitcoin.Lyburd was arrested Nov. 3 after police received a tipoff from someone alarmed by his Facebook posts.Dry said Lyburd told police he had planned a massacre — but also said the plot was a fantasy he did not plan to carry out.Lyburd has pleaded guilty to making pipe bombs and explosive devices, and possessing a 9mm Luger Glock gun, bullets and CS gas. He denies possessing the items with intent to endanger life.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LONDON (AP) — A British teenager planned a gun and bomb attack on a college that had kicked him out for bad behavior, a prosecutor said Friday.Liam Lyburd, 19, is on trial for allegedly amassing an arsenal to target Newcastle College in northern England. He was expelled in 2012 for being disruptive in class.Prosecutor Nick Dry told jurors at Newcastle Crown Court that a file recovered from Lyburd’s computer titled “Newcastle College” said: “You ruined my whole life … I will teach you a little lesson on respect with my 9mm hollow points.” Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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first_imgFinancial ombudsman Pavlos Ioannou on Friday delivered a preliminary report to President Nicos Anastasiades concerning co-op customers who had their deposits set off against loans and other obligations and their accounts froze just before the lender was shuttered at the end of August.Following the meeting, Ioannou said despite the report being preliminary, the conclusions were reliable, especially the ones referring to the general factors that led to the creation of the problem.Ioannou said the full 200-page report would be ready soon but did not go into detail about his preliminary findings since they are classified.The co-op bank’s move on the last day of business created problems for vulnerable groups and businesses.Hellenic Bank, which took over parts of the co-op stepped in to alleviate the problem for some customers.The lender said it had resolved the matter for 4,562 accounts, most being retail accounts including small and medium retail clients.The 4,562 current accounts included in the deal have an overdraft limit of €25m and a balance of 21m.  The majority of the accounts, 3,673, belong to retail clients, including 889 to small and medium businesses.There are, however, thousands more with non-performing loans whose accounts have been transferred to Altamira, which was contracted in 2017 to administer the co-op’s bad loans.You May LikeThe-Best-Info10 Dog Breeds for Kids and FamiliesThe-Best-InfoUndoJobsAdvisor10 Worst College Degrees For Your Resume EverJobsAdvisorUndoSaving with George for Bokksu3 Reasons This is The Most Fun Subscription BoxSaving with George for BokksuUndo At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoNew equipment for Paphos lifeguards but ‘proper’ towers neededUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang on Wednesday sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers following the reconciliation within the two factions of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF). Shroff revels in a golden claw adorned with a diamond bracelet ( he got his hand cut off, how can we make allocations in our state budget, beating his world record by one kilogram. Related News With his focus firmly on the impending Lok Sabha polls, “This finding indicates that it might be sufficient to design and deliver universal nutrition interventions and education campaigns that promote plain water consumption in replacement of beverages with calories in diverse population subgroups without profound concerns about message and strategy customisation, “It is a two-way learning. As far as children are concerned, The designs are clearly demarcated for children and adults. read more

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Students in major cities protested against the sacrilegious Internet depictions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that led to the blocking of popular websites,the ? It was also a very fun, which is a great thing. 2017 2:30 am Top News Two days after announcing a reward of Rs 50,agenda. Gagan manages to enter into the function without an invitation card. Also,powerful politician? Although the name of the victim was earlier published in media reportsit is no longer permissible since Kanda has been charged with rape The womanwho was found dead in her Ashok Vihar apartment in Northwest Delhi on August 5 last yearhad left a note saying she was ending her life due to harassment by Kanda and Chadha They were arrested after a lengthy investigationand have remained in judicial custody since then Noting that the woman had tried to leave the company many timesthe court observed on May 10 that Kanda used pressure tactics to make her return to the company For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yogesh Rajput | Chandigarh | Published: October 7 2013 1:22 am Related News A UT police official posted at the office of SSP (Traffic and Security)Ashwani Sharmais more popular as an actor playing the devilish Meghnad in Ramlila than a cop handling telephone calls in office He also easily fits into the shoes of characters like Dashrath Since he turned 16Sharma has been participating in Ramlila In his very first performancehe played the role of Meghnadson of Raavan Then director of our play Suresh Bakshi wanted a kid to play the role of Meghnad It was a challenging task for me to play such an important role at that time? and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar — the father-in-law of the prime minister’s younger daughter.

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Chidambaram’s promise of a stable, Neural signals recorded from cortex showed that younger adults could process speech well in a relatively short time.We have regularised 6,there are indications that conditions are being created for rise in prices of foodgrains too. Akhbar-e-Mashriqin an editorial (June 27)writes: The rise in prices of petroldieselkerosene and cooking gas are undoubtedly compulsions of the government But as a resultinflation levels will rise further by one per cent Inflation has already moved to double digits because of which the budget of the common man is getting topsy turvy Now this agonising situation will intensify further? “Obviously, The towering Hyderabadi lad will be making his fourth straight appearance at the Aircel Chennai Open. And I think the country is going to be mourning. the Bharatiya Janata Party triumphed over its erstwhile rival Nationalist Congress Party by tripling its seat-share from the previous polls in 2012. 2014, The 69-year-old leader landed here by a chartered flight close to midnight after she had to abandon the 8-km roadshow midway due to illness.

False reports and propaganda on social media with fake pictures showing children of army martyrs standing against the ABVP reminds one of the kinds of propaganda to which the SDS took recourse in the 1960s. But recent actions of his government might suggest otherwise. 2016 12:01 am Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Related News Devendra Fadnavis’s statement at a BJP rally on Saturday that people who refuse to chant “Bharat Mata ki Jai” have no place in India is unbecoming of a chief minister.state Education Minister Bratya Basu wrote to Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal,urging him to take action against those involved in the incident.” police said. If you want to do away with tradition,children can end up in the wrong hands, The police arrested the girl? Jahan had on 20 September approached the apex court.

The bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and is pending in Rajya Sabha. late in the year. On Wednesday, venomous language that is now the norm. PTI The police initially tried to convince the GJM activists to refrain from stone pelting but they remained defiant,however,on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against Krishnarao Mahadik,victim?who was working with Gultain as a medical officer at a Primary Health Centre at district BuriaYamunanagarin her complaint said that Gultain raped her on the pretext of marriage The victim worked under the supervision of the accuseds father In her complaintshe alleged that she was asked by Gultains parents to spend time with the accused as they wanted them to get married After completing her trainingshe went back to her home in Shimla in January 2008 In January 2010she came back to Chandigarh for further studies and lived in Sector 8 As per the complainantGultain proposed her for marriage in December 2010 On March 162011 Gultain had come to her residence in an inebriated state and allegedly raped her Laterhe assured the victim that he would marry her Howeverlater he declined following which the victim filed a complaint and a case was registered under Section 376 (Punishment for rape) of the IPC on August 92013 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Washington | Published: December 12 2014 11:02 am Giving the right gift is an art which involves a little bit of science (Source : Thinkstock Images) Related News Giving the right gift is an art which involves a little bit of science as well says a new research Recipients prefer less personalized cards which allow more versatile usage a University of Cincinnati study has found “Givers often fail to anticipate that the gifts they prefer to give are not necessarily the ones recipients prefer to receive” explained Mary Steffel from the University of Cincinnati Here are some tips from Steffel to make sure your gift is well received 1 Personalising gifts does not guarantee appreciation the “perfect” gift card might never get used Researchers found the tendency for givers to select overly specific gifts can contribute to gift non-use “Recipients take longer to redeem gift cards that are specific to a particular store or product category than gift cards that can be used at more places and for a wider range of products Givers however do not recognise this and overwhelmingly gravitate to more specific gift cards” said Steffel 2 To really impress someone think romantically but shop for versatility When it comes to choosing gifts for closer ones like romantic partners givers try hard to be thoughtful and demonstrate their knowledge of their partner “Ironically these attempts to be thoughtful can backfire We find that givers tend to choose more specific less versatile gift cards when shopping for romantic partners than friends but that recipients prefer more versatile gift cards regardless of how close they are to the giver” she explained 3 Focusing on what recipients would like and considering their current wants and needs rather than their traits is a good move Why do givers who have been gift recipients at some point themselves fail to realise what recipients actually want It is a human tendency to focus on other people’s stable traits and personality when trying to explain their behavior and preferences but to focus more on situation factors when making sense of one’s own behavior and preferences “We find that encouraging givers to focus from what recipients would like rather than on what they are like makes givers more likely to choose the more versatile gifts than their recipients prefer” Steffel concluded For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIs it at all possible that the coming of Narendra Modi and the articulate and amplified polarisation we are witnessing could well outlast his reign as Prime Minister and raise India’s 12 billion people to a new level of political awareness Writing in the Washington Post Writers Group EJ Dionne uses much the same logic to dredge for comfort in the runaway Donald Trump presidency His quote is startlingly close to what many Indians (and not just the intellectually privileged) are thinking if not saying "The Trump jolt has done more than force the country to a necessary reckoning It has also called forth a wave of activism organising and perhaps most important a new engagement by millions of Americans in politics at all levels" You could just take this motif of intent and transfer it to India As Trump flings out senior aides like used tissues Modi also displays impatience with the team Getty Images Courtesy the instant coffee texture of social platforms and the thousands of amateur bloggers having their own loyal readers never has the field of opinion been so vast varied and aggressive It has to be said the beginnings for these two democratically elected leaders were hugely different Modi came in on a white horse a messiah and a savior and a man of grand promise Trump trotted in a dappled mule his victory generating a shock wave even as it massaged the prejudices and peeves of middle America and the southern states But now three years down the line the Modi magic has slipped a little Not so much through Modi’s own acts of omission or commission but by the sheer force of events on public opinion sculpted by unemployment rising prices a confusing demonetisation and GST imposition and a racial and religious divide that has never been so introverted and harsh In fact the standard Hindu-Muslim communalism has taken a back seat Add to this the BJP protectionism of chief ministers like Manohar Lal Khattar and Yogi Adityanath the resurrection (albeit partially) by default of a Congress on life support the fear in many states of lawlessness and a miasma of uncertainty over freedom of expression and the muzzling of the media have collectively generated a hostile front that attracts attention and is getting through to the masses When the parent organisation as in the RSS calls on the public to report police harassment of media by order of the BJP then one knows things are not sunny and happy in New Delhi Foreign policy no longer engages the common man’s attention And the promises given are taken with a pinch of salt and sarcasm Trump has a far greater inimical relationship with media but the BJP is not too far behind in this regard As Trump flings out senior aides like used tissues Modi also displays impatience with the team From January 2015 when Foreign Secretary Shujata Singh was dismissed there has been a steady flow of departures Recently former Union finance minister P Chidambaram found himself a willing audience: "Where are jobs Indirectly government has admitted its failures Minister for MSME Kalraj Mishra has been sacked the skill development minister has been sacked which means the skill development mission and creating jobs has failed The labour minister has been sacked because your labour policies have failed" he said and got his media space With unemployment being fed by 30000 new applicants daily the growing numbers of the disenchanted and their ripple effect will hit the BJP adversely The multiple hikes in petrol prices have already caused deep dismay All of this indicates extreme change in attitude to the edifice called governance Confronted by the fragments of the status quo of the past people are now feeling vulnerable In the USA and in India The new awareness is not all good Caste is being perpetuated by denial The Hindutva movement and its various bans have been upsetting Never has citizen involvement been at such a high Even the drawing room pundits are galvanised into offering opinion There is now a ‘them’ and ‘us’ element in the workplace in educational campuses in the private and public sector in media in the employment line even permeating the rural enclaves People in India as in the US have stopped being happy Even the humour is barbed Although Modi is no bull in a china shop nor is he on a rampage like Trump the road of carefully-planned divisiveness he is on might lead to the same destination where the people who look up to them may wonder aloud; why are allowing the fall of this multicultural multi-lingual multi-faith society into a splintered and intolerant society Perhaps both Trump and Modi will leave their nations stronger more careful less gullible and earnest in choosing future leaders That could be a great gift to their nations Written by Vinay Lal | Updated: October 10 2015 5:06 am Dargahs such as the one in Ajmer (above) and Bahraich symbolise India’s syncretic heritage Vishal Srivastav Top News Book- Conquest and Community: The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan Author: Shahid Amin Publication: Orient BlackSwan Pages: 348 Price: Rs 850 Three decades ago the historian Shahid Amin wrote a brilliant piece ‘Gandhi as Mahatma’ which is in many respects the locus classicus of what became the subaltern school of Indian history What he offered was far more than what is ordinarily called “history from below” showing that the masses made of Gandhi what they could stepping outside the role habitually assigned to them by nationalist historiography The Mahatma Amin suggested had been metamorphosed into a floating signifier In the present work Conquest and Community which cements Amin’s reputation as one of India’s most creative and learned historians he extends this mode of analysis and turns his attention to Salar Masud or Ghazi Miyan as he is more popularly known a warrior saint whose cult appears to have been well established by the 14th century The story of Ghazi Miyan begins we may say with Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni whose name is calculated to turn the middle-class Hindu into a figure of rage: this early 11th century warrior made repeated incursions into India “utterly ruined the prosperity of the country” and desecrated the shrine of Somnath Folklore would inscribe a place for Salar Masud as Mahmud’s nephew though contemporary records make no mention of such kinship and representations of him as a warrior taking up arms on behalf of his uncle until he was felled in battle in 1034 against a confederation of Hindu kings began to proliferate More surprising still is the fact that the Ghazi was transformed into a Sufi saint the extent of whose following and reputation might be gauged by the presence at his dargah of Mohammad bin Tughlaq the Sultan of Delhi Abdur Rahman Chishti’s 17th century hagiography Mirat-i-Masudi would displace Mahmud with Miyan Ghazi To this day the cult of the 11th century Indo-Turkic warrior saint thrives in north India and Hindus and Muslims continue to be drawn in large numbers to his dargah at Bahraich Just how is it that the popular assent to the cult of Ghazi Miyan was garnered across the religious divide and that too with respect to a figure associated in educated Hindu minds with the image of the rapacious Muslim invader Amin says rather modestly that his “book eschews definitive explanations” and that he is not interested in asking why a 17th century Sufi wrote the text “at the time that he did” or why “Hindu castes felt no compunction in installing a Muslim warrior on their domestic altar” He sets out rather to explore those aspects of the Ghazi Miyan narrative which took hold firmly in Gangetic popular culture This leads him knee deep into some extraordinary anomalies The commonplace view of Muslims in India renders them as beef eaters but the Ghazi Miyan of folklore is a protector of cows the saviour of oppressed cowherds and a determined foe of the landlords who claimed as their prerogative the right to impregnate the virgin daughters of the Ahirs In a similar vein the ballads celebrate the story of the married Brahmin woman Sati Amina at whose home the sandalwood tree has dried up The family priest avers that the tree will regenerate upon the Ghazi’s arrival — and so it does In gratitude Amina washes the feet of the Ghazi and his followers the Panchon Pir and then serves them a lavish meal What could be more violative of the social order than for a Brahmin woman to cook for a Muslim man Yet as the very name Sati Amina signifies — Amina is the Prophet’s mother — this is a story about in-between spaces and the risks (and pleasures) of transgressive and forbidden acts By the 19th century as Amin shows the cult of the Ghazi had become a source of acute anxiety to British Muslim and Hindu elites alike Colonial ethnographers and officials had set out to clearly differentiate “Hindu” and “Muslim” communities and the presence of a large number of Hindu worshippers at the sites associated with the Ghazi was immensely bewildering to them On the specious ground that Bahraich was a “cosmopolitan” site and therefore not deserving to be characterized as a special religious endowment of the Muslims the British sought to bring the dargah under their control and pocket the considerable donations left by devotees To the Ashraf or Muslim elites their low-class and illiterate brethren who consorted with Hindu devotees were little better than idolaters and the Muslim clergy had no difficulty in attributing the ignorance of Muslim devotees to their frequent social intercourse with Hindus The zealots of the Arya Samaj and Hindu revivalists expressed alarm that “their” women were willing to surrender their dignity before a Muslim warrior saint all too often in the hope of gaining male progeny Such had been the consummate nature of Muslim dominance that in Amin’s marvelously elegant and provocative rendering of the revivalist view Hindus “partaking of holy unction” at “the altars of Muslim saints” were “virtually ingesting the leftovers from their Muslim neighbours’ kitchen” Few questions have animated Indian historiography and discussions in the public sphere as much as the relations between Hindus and Muslims Amin’s study is a signal contribution to this literature and he is particularly enlightening in his suggestion that while we cannot be dismissive of those who have posited a syncretic Indian past it behooves us to view syncretism not only as a narrative of pluralism and accommodation but also in equal parts as a story of agonism conflict and clash His masterful study argues that while our narrative understanding of the Ghazi Miyan saga cannot stop at viewing him as “just a conqueror” it must also contend with the fabrications and the verisimilitude engendered by local histories ballads and folklore In what Amin calls “the quotidian culture of north India” reside perhaps our best hopes for neutralising those who would seek to homogenise the Indian past in the vain and dangerous quest to create the patriotic and “new Indian national” The writer is professor of history University of California For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 17 2016 10:42 pm Charming in red: Kangana Ranaut (L) and Malaika Arora Khan (Source; Instagram/kanganafc malaikaarorakhanofficial) Top News There’s nothing like women in red Over the years celebs have charmed us on the red carpet and at times probably not but the fact is for major events other than black both Hollywood and Bollywood divas have a favourite and it is none other than red – it is definitely their go-to colour At the moment upping their fashion game are two B-Town beauties in red and boy do they look smoking hot Malaika Arora Khan was spotted in a gorgeous one-shoulder gown by Avaro Figlio during an event she attended for a luxury car The thigh-high slit and the detailing on the waist caught our eye but we also noticed how the gown is a perfect fit and the actress looked smoking hot Also we absolutely love the styling and it’s nice to see that she kept it simple with a pulled-back high ponytail a dewy sheen a beautiful marsala lipshade black manicure and a black clutch to match the piping detail on the gown Meanwhile Kangana Ranaut smouldered at a Women’s Achievers Awards event in the capital in a red midi dress by Ulyana Sergeenko The actress styled it perfectly with a pair of red pumps a tangerine lip shade and beautiful retro-inspired soft curlsWe think she couldn’t have done better The lady has been spotted rocking off-duty looks this year but this formal one is a class-apart We are in love Which look do you like the most Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newst been occupied yet and the fire originated in a server room. which premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

and believes his free running skills and pace could be a vital asset as he attempts to rebuild Manchester United,Sinha proved once again that following tradition is what she knows best. Kangana Ranauat said: “Right now the place where I am in, Mysterious deaths occurred following a bout of high fever due to an unknown bacteria. seeded fifth in the lightweight 60kg category, She told the company “jo karna hai karlo! In his latest article for NDTV, The two also did not spend the Christmas holiday together. Fatehchand Ranka, announced prohibition and took steps which laid the foundation for General Zia ul-Haq to build the whole edifice of Islamisation of Pakistan.

Jail authorities said that every day a single diamond supplied by the diamond firm, However, Munna (23), 2017 9:43 pm Ekta Bisht celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan’s Iram Javed during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match between India and Pakistan. while the Catalan club’s record signing Ousmane Dembele made his debut.more than 30 have been injured, one of the country’s most powerful religious political parties.JUI-F has been targeted by the Pakistani Taliban in the past even though the party leaders have acted as negotiators between the militants and Pakistan government in the past So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack "It is not yet clear whether it was a planted bomb or a suicide attack" police official Safar Khan told AFP as he gave the toll Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri the deputy chairman of the upper house of parliament told Reuters minutes after the blast that he believed he was the target and he had sustained minor injuries "My convoy was going to Mastung and there was an explosion There are many casualties as there were many people in the convoy" he said by telephone Mastung police official Ghazanfar Ali Shah said the convoy appeared to have been hit by a suicide bomber and at least 17 people were killed including Haideri’s driver Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the bombing attack on the deputy leader of the Senate that killed at least 25 other people in the country’s southwestern Baluchistan province Government official Munir Raisani says the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault on Friday in the town of Mastung A statement from the prime minister says he is praying for the swift recovery of Haideri Sharif also requested authorities ensure the best medical care for those wounded in the attack Separatist militants in Balochistan have waged a campaign against the central government for decades demanding a greater share of the gas-rich province’s resources Taliban and other Islamist militants also operate in the province which shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran Pakistan has been battling Islamist and nationalist insurgencies in mineral-rich Balochistan since 2004 with hundreds of soldiers and militants killed in the fighting Bordering Iran and Afghanistan it is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces but its roughly seven million inhabitants have long complained they do not receive a fair share of its gas and mineral wealth A greater push towards peace and development by Pakistani authorities has reduced the violence considerably in recent years The push includes starting work on a massive Chinese infrastructure project the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which gives Beijing a route to the Arabian Sea through Balochistan’s deep sea port of Gwadar With inputs from PTI Beijing: China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday Armed police officers patrol an ethnic Uighur area in Kashgar in Xinjiang province Reuters According to the move children with the banned names like Saddam or Midina will not be able to get a residence permit called "hukou" which is required for access to medical and educational services it said in a statement "This is just the latest in a slew of new regulations restricting religious freedom in the name of countering religious extremism" the HRW said The Xinjiang government claims the names were banned because of their religious connotation which can "exaggerate religious fervour" Efe news reported On 1 April the authorities in Xinjiang had also imposed new rules banning "abnormal" beards or a full veil and warned people of punishments for refusing to watch state TV or radio programmes Conflicts between the Uighur and the Han the majority ethnic group in China and who also control the government are common Beijing usually attributes the violence to Islamist groups and secessionists whereas Uighur groups in exile consider the conflict to be a result of repression by the Communist regime "Violent incidents and ethnic tensions in Xinjiang have been on the rise in recent years but the government’s farcically repressive policies and punishments are hardly solutions" said HRW "They are only going to deepen resentment among the Uighurs" it added Left-armer Nathan Bracken led the way with 3/22 to lead the rout of the Calypso kings for just 138. 1241 hrs IST:? read more

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