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SAD, INLD stitch alliance for Haryana elections


first_imgDays after severing ties with the BJP in Haryana, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday announced to contest the State Assembly polls in alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal.The SAD, which is the part of the ruling NDA at the Centre, had snapped ties with the BJP in the State after its lone MLA from Kalanwali Balkaur Singh switched sides.SYL canal issue The SAD had contested the 2014 Assembly elections in the State in alliance with the INLD. Their alliance had come to an end in 2017 over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue. On Thursday, Akali candidates will file their nomination papers from Kalanwali, Ratia and Guhla Cheeka. The remaining seats, which would be contested jointly with the INLD, would be declared on October 3, said SAD vice-president Daljit Singh Cheema here on Wednesday evening. He, however, refused to tell on how many seats the SAD will be fielding its candidates. Nomination papers In a statement here, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said party patron Parkash Singh Badal and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala would accompany Ratia and Kalanwali candidates for the filing of nomination papers. Rajinder Singh Desujodha, who defected to the SAD from the BJP on Tuesday, will file his nomination papers for the Kalanwali seat while Kulwinder Singh Kunal will submit papers for the Ratia Assembly seat. Ram Kumar Revarh Jagir would be the SAD-INLD candidate from Guhla Cheeka, said Mr. Cheema. Meanwhile, the INLD declared its first list of 64 candidates for the Haryana Assembly elections, slated for October 21.The party’s election committee met in New Delhi under the chairmanship of its national president Om Prakash Chautala and decided on the names.12 women in INLD list In its first list, the party has fielded 12 women candidates. Senior party leader Abhay Singh Chautala will contest from Ellenabad Assembly constituency.Party’s State unit chief B.D. Dhalia said the INLD has taken care to give representation to various sections of society and the candidates were decided accordingly.While INLD has fielded former MLA Dilbagh Singh from Yamunanagar, its former MLA Sita Ram is in the fray from Dabwali seat, where Abhay’s sister-in-law and Jannayak Janta Party’s Naina Chautala is the sitting legislator.On September 25, O.P. Chautala had announced that the party would give 33% reservation to women in the distribution of tickets. The INLD saw a split in 2018 after there was a bitter power struggle between the two brothers — Ajay Chautala and Abhay Chautala. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more


65 Pakistanis given Indian citizenship in 2016


first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) Sixty five Pakistani nationals, including singer Adnan Sami, and 55 people of other nationalities were given Indian citizenship in first two months of 2016, Rajya Sabha was informed today.Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in 2015, 263 Pakistanis and 344 people from different countries were given Indian citizenship.In 2014, 267 Pakistani nationals and 352 people of other nationalities were given Indian citizenship, he said in reply to a written question.Pakistan-born Sami was given Indian citizenship on January 1 this year. PTI ACB SMJ DV SMJlast_img


District Panchayat Dadra and Nagar Haveli is hiring for 121 stenographer, other posts: Apply before September 26


first_imgDistrict Panchayat Dadra and Nagar Haveli has released notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the posts of Stenographer, Accountant, Computer Operator posts. The candidates may apply in the prescribed format on or before September 26.Vacancy details:Total posts: 121Post wise vacancy details:Stenographer: 4Junior Engineer: 16Accountant: 2Assistant: 5Extension Officer: 5Investigator: 1Mukhya Sevika: 1Surveyor: 1Draught’s Man: 2Hindi Translator: 1Hindi Typist: 1Gram Sevak: 14LDC: 20Driver: 7Multipurpose Worker: 8Panchayat Secretary: 11Accountant cum Computer Operator: 11Lineman: 11Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification:The candidates must hold matriculation (Class 10)/ intermediate (Class 12)/ ITI/ Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Master’s degree from a recognised board or university.Age limit:For post wise details on age limit, please check the notification.Pay scale:For details on pay scale please check the notification.How to apply:The candidates may download the application form from the official website www.dnh.gov.inFill the application form as per notificationSend the application form to the following address “Office of the Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa- 396230Important date:The last date to receive the application is September 26.Read: Delhi University (DU) introduces 7 new vocational courses: Check out the details, registrations from September 1 Read: Meet 17-year-old ‘Unschooled’ Mumbai girl Malvika Joshi who makes it to MIT Click here for government jobs related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.com.last_img read more


Air India Limited is hiring graduates: Hiring on for Supervisor post, apply now!


first_imgThe Air India Engineering Services Limited has released an employment notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the positions of Assistant Supervisor on fixed term employment (FTE) contract basis.The present vacancies are as under:Hyderabad: 16Bangalore: 4Chennai: 4Cochin: 1Vacancy details Total posts: 25Name of the posts:Assistant SupervisorEligibility criteriaEducational qualification:The candidates interested in applying for this post should be graduates from a government recognised university in any discipline and must have pursued diploma in computer application or certificate course from a recognised university or BSc/BCom/BE/BTech having computer application course of minimum one-year duration.Age limit:The age of the candidates applying for these posts must not exceed 33 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per the government norms.(Read: Sports Authority of India notifies recruitment: Apply before October 28) Selection procedure:Candidates will be selected on the basis of a skill test and an interview.Pay scale:Selected candidates will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 15,180.How to apply:The candidates interested in these posts are required to send their applications in the prescribed format along with all other relevant documents to ‘The General Manager (Engineering), Air India Engineering Services Limited, MRO Complex, Near RGIA Gate No-3, Shamshad, Hyderabad-500409.’Important dates:Last date for the submission of an application is October 31.Read: Military Engineer Services Recruitment 2016: Apply now for Stores Officer, other posts For information on more latest government jobs, click here.last_img read more


Behind the Goods at Shwood’s Shop in PDX


first_img Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process Editors’ Recommendations Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree Shwood, the Northwest’s premiere purveyor of wooden shades, is ridiculously cool. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their line of unique wooden eyewear, do it now. Their frames are all clean and modern, while at the same time the material they’re made from lends itself to a rustic, natural aesthetic. It’s this sort of old-meets-new, hot-meets-cold dynamic that helps Shwood spectacles hit that Goldilocks sweet spot – they’re juuust right. We got in touch with them when we caught word about their new stone line a few weeks ago, and set up a date to come see where the magic happens.From the outside of Shwood’s manufacturing facility, you’d never guess what goes on behind the doors; but as soon as you set foot inside, your nose clues you in. The air is filled with that warm woody aroma you only get in a woodshop, and soon after your nose catches on, your eyes realize that just about everything in the room started life as a tree: the front desk, the waiting bench, the wall hangings, displays – even the spectacles on the receptionist’s face.I only had a minute to gawk before my tour guide Ryan (who also happens to be the company’s CEO) came out to greet me. After a quick introduction, he filled me in on how Shwood got started – a charming story about Eric Singer fashioning a pair of shades from a tree branch that caught his eye. With no formal design experience, Singer used some old cabinet hinges and thrift store lenses to make the first pair, and then refined the design over time. After the quick spiel i suspect he’d done before-Clearly, the company has come a long way since those humble beginnings, but that spirit of gonzo creativity has stuck around. And not just in the glasses either – it permeates every aspect of the company. Many of the tools used throughout Shwood’s production process are custom made; designed over years of trial, error, and fearless experimentation. Take their new pewter inlays for example: rather than paying outlandish prices to have them made by a machine shop here in the states or have them imported from China, they just played around until they figured out a casting process. If Shwood wants to try something new, it just dives in and does it.Shwood’s mantra is “Experiment With Nature” and after touring their shop, we’ve got to say they really do live by those words. They’re constantly toying around with new materials, new ideas, and their shop is overflowing. We can’t tell you how many boxes full of awesome unreleased designs they had just sitting there collecting sawdust. After seeing first hand how deep the spirit of innovation runs in this place, Shwood’s stone line looks like a drop in the ocean. Expect to see a lot more from these guys in the future – they’re just getting started. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Menlast_img read more


Feel Good Friday – ReFleece


first_img When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts Editors’ Recommendations Saint Archer Brewing Company’s New Tropical IPA is Coming Soon and Coming In Big With combined degrees from Northeastern, Stanford, Harvard and Yale, you would expect this power couple to be on Wall Street or CEOs of a Forbes flaunted company. Instead, Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller have founded ReFleece, a company that designs iPad and tablet sleeves out of reclaimed fabrics. They work with some of America’s best companies (whom we like even more now!) such as Woolrich, Patagonia and Polartec.Rather than throwing away extra textiles, the companies sort them and save them for ReFleece. They send everything from old scraps to damaged or returned garments that cannot be donated to charity. They won’t partner with just anyone; the company has to have quality materials and be eco-conscious about their wool, water, dyes and petroleum use too.Don’t be afraid that old wool or felt isn’t going to keep your products safe and sound. With the Classic collection, all the items are double lined with recycled exteriors and upcycled fabrics on the inside. The exterior wool also resists wear, dirt and spills. The Wild Side collection is reversed with the colorful upcycled fabrics on the outside making each sleeve unique.Recently ReFleece partnered with J.Crew and made a limited edition run of sleeves made from vintage US Army tents.  And 2014 is looking stellar for the brand. ReFleece has all sort of new stuff coming out for spring: an iWallet with room for the essentials, 4Square organizing modules for desktop, a City Bag that can carry a laptop, and some sweet little zip bags that work for toiletries, corralling cables or whatnots of all types. They will also start working with Ibex Outdoor Clothing, creating a source for  more magical wools to work with.Stay tuned for what else these braniac sustainable pioneers have up their, ahem, sleeve on their blog. 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style last_img read more


THICI Delivers Bulker Global Vega


first_imgzoom Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THICI) delivered a 58,000 dwt type bulk carrier m/v Global Vega on May 12th 2014.M/V Global Vega, launched on February 17th 2014, is the 8th vessel delivered by the shipbuilder in 2014, and 179th ship delivered since the establishment of THICI in 1994. The ship, with five cargo holds and four deck cranes, has a length of 190 meters and width of 32.26 meters.The vessel, owned by a Japanese national, is en route to Indonesia where she will be loaded with coal.With a total of 60 more ships still to be delivered, THICI will be busy until 2017. thici, May 12, 2014last_img


Nova Scotians Still Have Time to Send Minister Their Provincial Budgets


first_imgNova Scotians who have not yet shared their ideas about the next provincial budget can still do so as Finance Minister Graham Steele winds down his annual pre-budget consultation tour. The minister completed his tour across the province but still has a few scheduled meetings. The centrepiece for the 2012 budget consultation has been the interactive budget-making website www.backtobalance.ca . “This new public engagement website has been really successful in raising awareness about the province’s finances and how challenging it is to balance revenues and government spending,” said Mr. Steele. “The site gives anyone with an Internet connection a chance to have their say in this next budget and beyond.” Since it was launched November, the website has received 41,960 page views. Visitors have submitted 493 budgets as of today, March 7. The consultation will incorporate submissions up to Friday, March 16, and the website will remain live until budget day. A summary of the results will be posted online within a few days. The minister expects to release the 2012-13 budget during the first week of April.last_img read more


First visit to Saskatchewan Gov Gen Payette calls her job a great


first_imgREGINA – Julie Payette is making her first official visit to Saskatchewan more than a year after taking office and says being Canada’s Governor General is a great privilege.There have been questions about Payette’s work ethic and she has faced criticism recently for how she has approached her role as the Queen’s representative.But, when asked about the barbs in Regina, she invited her critics to spend a few days in her office and see what it is like.The Governor General arrived at the provincial legislature to a 21-gun salute and shook hands with Premier Scott Moe.On Friday, she is to tour a Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw, the same base where the former astronaut obtained her military pilot captaincy on a Snowbird jet in the 1990s.Payette says she specifically chose to come to Saskatchewan in mid-October to see the final air show of the season.On Saturday, Payette is to walk through the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Exhibit before watching the junior hockey team in action.Sixteen members of the Broncos died and 13 were injured in April when the team’s bus and a tractor-trailer collided at a rural intersection.Payette’s office says she will make her first visit to Manitoba at the end of November, but not before she makes a state visit to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Nigeria at the end of October.She has yet to go to Yukon.“We have to do the entire country (and) it’s a big country,” Payette said.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more


Meet the new head of Torontos Inside Out film festival


first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: The 33-year-old, dressed today in a tan shrunken blazer over a black shirt and pants, founded Halifax’s OutEast film festival, now in its fifth year.“When we started OutEast, it was like a fish-to-water situation,” she says. “When you get a chance to speak about the thing that you are the most passionate about in front of an audience that is also there for the same reason, it becomes the easiest thing in the world.” Advertisement Scott Ferguson, Inside Out’s outgoing executive director who is stepping down after 15 years, applauds the hire. “There is an opportunity to look at people coming up in the ranks who are young and are going to approach things with a slightly different eye,” he says. Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter In July, Andria Wilson and her girlfriend Jules Hobin packed their two cats into a U-Haul and left Halifax to start a new life in Toronto.“I just decided to go all in,” she said in an interview this week at a coffee shop on Richmond St.Her gamble paid off. Following a year-long international search, Inside Out announced Thursday that Wilson is the LGBT film festival’s new executive director. Inside Out is the third largest film festival in Toronto (following TIFF and Hot Docs) and Canada’s largest LGBT film festival. Facebooklast_img read more


Eight Key Characteristics About Princess Lalla Salma


Fez – Lalla Salma, consort of Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, has attracted the attention of international mass media thanks to her elegance, benevolence, and involvement in social projects. Here are eight things you might not know about the princess:The first Moroccan consort to be given a royal title Unlike her predecessors, Lalla Salma is the first consort to appear in public and be given a royal title. Many consider this a transitional period in the history of Morocco which symbolizes modernity, transparency, and a huge initiative to promote the role of women in the Moroccan society.She is from an upper middle class family She was born in Fez. Her father was a teacher, and her mother died at the age of three. She moved to Rabat, where she lived with her maternal grandmother and attended school.The princess grew up in the Qbibat neighborhood of Rabat. This is the same place where the princess sometimes takes her kids to remember her childhood, according to Telquel.She was valedictorian of her class at ENSIASAfter receiving her baccalaureate in mathematical sciences, Lalla Salma spent two years of preparatory classes in Moulay Youssef  High School in Rabat and entered Higher National School of Computer Science and Systems Analysis (ENSIAS)  in 2000 Where she was valedictorian and received the State engineering  diploma in computer Engineering.Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco walk down the red carpet at Rabat Airport on July 15, 2014 in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images EuropeThe most elegant guestPrincess Lalla Salma attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, among several public figures. The elegance of Lalla Salma caught the attention of the British magazine Hello and its fans who elected the princess as “The Most Elegant Guest” of the ceremony by 55 percent due to her sumptuous pale pink caftan, which was decorated with gold.Princess Lalla Salma at the Prince William and Kate Middleton weddingLalla Salma is fond of travelingLalla Salma loves traveling, a passion she shares with her husband, Mohammed VI. From Greece to China, via Egypt or Ireland, the royal couple does not miss the chance to spend holidays with their two children. She was elected world’s third most beautiful first lady and Africa’s most beautiful first lady In a ranking published by the American site Richest Lifestyle in 2014, Lalla Salma dominated the third position with her taste for fashion, sophisticated kaftans, distinctive red hair, and commitment to the fight against cancer. The princess founded an association in 2005 which aims at preventing and treating cancer. The association succeeded in drawing many partners, raised public cancer awareness in Morocco, and enabled patients to have higher standard of cancer care. The same site ranked Lalla Salma as the most beautiful first lady in Africa in 2014.Mohammed VI helps to choose her outfitsLalla Salma has a team of stylists who help the princess to be elegant in all circumstances, but Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, also advises his wife about her outfits. A source close to the royal family said that “the king chose her official uniforms.’’ This was revealed in a dossier on “the privacy of the three kings” published by Tel Quel in 2012.She is down to earthLike Mohammed VI, Lalla Salma does not hesitate to take pictures with passersby. She is also attentive to the needy and the poor and sometimes shares the same table with her staff, according to the Arabic-language newspaper Al Jarida Al Oukhra, which published a record of the wife of the Moroccan king in 2005.Princess Lalla Salma Chairs Opening Ceremony of 22th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music read more


Five Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in India


Coast Guard sources said the fishermen’s boat had developed a technical snag resulting in draining of fuel. Five Sri Lankan fishermen on board a mechanised boat were arrested by the Coast Guard after they were found in Indian waters south east of Nagapattinam on Thursday, The Hindu newspaper reported today.The Coast Guard ship ICG Anand, which was on patrol, found the Sri Lankan fishermen and detained them along with their boat. As a result, the boat drifted towards the Indian waters. The fishermen were brought to Karaikal where they were interrogated by the Coast Guard officials before being handed over to the Coastal Security Group of the State police for further inquiry. Police sources gave their names as B.Kithisre (44), I. Iymadhava (33), W.A. Sujeet Piyandha (44) E. Magesh Kumar and D.W.Lahiru Romesh (23). They hailed from Mattara and Trincomalee.The Vedaranyam Marine Police arrested the fishermen and booked a case against them under the Maritime Zone India (Regulation of Fishing by Foreign Vessel) Act. read more


Prominent Argentinean lawyer to be elected ICC prosecutor


The formal election of Luis Moreno Ocampo as Prosecutor for the world’s only permanent war crimes tribunal is expected to take place when the resumed session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC convenes from 21 to 24 April at UN Headquarters in New York. The countries had agreed informally on Mr. Moreno Ocampo as their choice last Friday.In a statement released yesterday, Prince Raad Al Hussein of Jordan, President of the Assembly, praised Mr. Moreno Ocampo’s “recognized integrity,” saying the Argentinean prosecutor had been chosen by consensus from a list of strong contenders. “In agreeing to Mr. Moreno Ocampo, the States Parties are confident the newly-established Court will benefit in the coming years from a gifted prosecutor with proven abilities,” he saidThe ICC was inaugurated in The Hague on 11 March, with the swearing-in of its judges in a solemn ceremony hailed by top UN officials as an historic day for international justice. Outlining the importance of their task, the Secretary-General called on the judges to show great patience, compassion and an unfailing resolve to arrive at the truth, adding “in all your functions – judicial administrative and representational – you must act without fear of favour, guided and inspired by the provisions of the Rome Statute.”The 18-judge tribunal will have jurisdiction over the most serious crimes, including war crimes, genocide, mass murder, enslavement, rape, torture, and, once defined, the crime of aggression. The Rome Statute – the treaty establishing the ICC – entered into force 1 July 2002, and the Court’s jurisdiction will cover only crimes committed after that date. The Statute allows States Parties as well as the UN Security Council to refer situations to the Court for investigation. read more


Surge in new missions may strain UNs capacities peacekeeping chief says


With fewer wars beginning and many more ending, the demands of those that are winding down are stretching the UN’s peacekeeping capacities, Under-Secretary-General Jean-Marie Guéhenno of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) said in a commentary in the International Herald Tribune newspaper today. The United Nations must continue to avoid taking part in hot wars, he said. It must follow the recent trend of partnering with such regional organizations as the European Union, NATO and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), use the right tools for the job and persevere until peace takes root in the country. “Building peace from the ashes of war takes time and the international community must be willing to work with local institutions until they are ready to shoulder responsibility for democratic governance, the rule of law and continued economic development. Peacekeeping operations must be linked to a longer term plan for achieving this sort of stability,” he said. Support for successful peacekeeping must come from both developed and developing countries, which must provide the men and women in uniform, the specialized military support services from those countries that have them, the financial resources, the strategic force reserves and the sustained commitment, Mr. Guéhenno said. To ensure that current conflicts end completely, the UN Security Council has deployed new peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, bringing to 15 the number of UN-led missions, with 50,000 soldiers and police on three continents, while in Haiti, a multinational force will soon be replaced by UN troops. The numbers of soldiers and police could rise to 70,000 or more by the end of 2004, he said. “There is a paradox, though, in this growing peace: The military resources needed to help keep the peace are being strained by so much peace to keep,” he said. The UN peacekeeping bill could rise to $4 billion a year, but that would be less than 1 per cent of what the United States alone spends each year on defence, he said. Perhaps a more difficult problem would be that for every staff member in the UN peacekeeping headquarters, more than 100 would be stationed in the field, creating major challenges in planning, force generation, logistics, procurement and command and control. read more


Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 13 January 2012


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Nicolas Cage reveals he went on a Holy Grail quest to Glastonbury


Nicolas Cage went on a quest to find the Holy Grail which took him to Glastonbury, the actor has revealed, where he drank from a stream that he said tasted like the blood of Christ.He went on a “grail quest”, inspired by religion and mythology, in which “one thing lead to another”, he said, and ended up there.According to mythology, Glastonbury was the location where Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail from Jerusalem, as well as the site of King Arthur’s grave.”One thing would lead to another,” the actor told the New York Times, “It’s like when you build a library.”You read a book, and in it there’s a reference to another book, and then you buy that book, and then you attach the references. For me it was all about where was the grail? Was it here? Was it there? Is it at Glastonbury?”He added:  “If you go to Glastonbury and go to the Chalice Well, there’s a spring that does taste like blood.” “But that led to there being talk that people had come to Rhode Island, and they were looking for something as well.”It is thought that the natural spring at Glastonbury is the spot where the Holy Grail was hidden. “I guess it’s really because there’s a lot of iron in the water. But legend had it that in that place was a grail chalice, or two cruets rather, one of blood and one of sweat. Chalice Well in Glastonbury, SomersetCredit:Getty Chalice Well in Glastonbury, Somerset 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. read more


9 fictional deaths that you will never ever forget


first_imgTwitter/VeeHeartrush_ox5. Duke and Allie in The NotebookSeriously. Not able.videogum.com6. Marley in Marley and MeSo *sob* faithful *weep, slobber*.Twitter/hilaryduffelbag7. Bambi’s mother“We made it, mum!” Oh no. Oh no you didn’t.fanpop.com8. Jack Dawson in TitanicOK, so he’s a little annoying in retrospect. But if this didn’t make you weep like a garden hose as a teenager, your heart is a shard of Arctic iceberg.Twitter/ThingsIGrewUpOn9. Carl’s wife Ellie in UpOfficially the most heart-rending montage of all time.Hold us.Twitter/abbie_yuleCheck out the real life Moe’s Tavern, Kwik-E-Mart and Krusty Burger!>The 38 best rollercoaster poses of all time> WE SHOULD PROBABLY warn you that this contains spoilers. Death-related spoilers.But not for Game of Thrones. Anyway, here are the most traumatic on-screen deaths:1. Mufasa in The Lion KingDad. We gotta go home.*BAWL*Twitter/Renzo_Soprano2. Littlefoot’s mother in The Land Before TimeI mean, come on.Twitter/TheScottyAdams3. Jenny in Forrest GumpDAMN YOU, UNKNOWN VIRUS.Twitter/KurtYourDa4. Johnny in The OutsidersStay gold, Ponyboy.*WEEP*last_img read more


Mayo legend Andy Moran announces retirement from intercounty football


first_img Image: James Crombie/INPHO Short URL Mayo legend Andy Moran announces retirement from inter-county football ‘I left the WhatsApp group last night and it sounds silly, but that was the toughest moment of it all.’ https://the42.ie/4783233 46,020 Views MAYO LEGEND ANDY Moran has announced his retirement from inter-county football. Moran revealed the news to Richie Sadlier on Second Captains’ Player’s Chair. “My career is finished as of yesterday, to be honest”, Moran revealed. “We had a conversation with James [Horan] yesterday and let him know it was finished, so I am now refocusing.“My mind is clear now, I can think what is my next step and what I want to get into. I left the WhatsApp group last night. I have had some great memories and made some great friends, and it sounds silly, but that was the toughest moment of it all.” Moran won eight Connacht senior titles with Mayo, and he came exasperatingly close to All-Ireland success, ultimately losing six finals in 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. He also won a National League title with Mayo earlier this year.  Aug 26th 2019, 6:40 PM Monday 26 Aug 2019, 6:40 PMcenter_img By Gavin Cooney 40 Comments He was the Footballer of the Year in 2017, the same year as he won a second All-Star award to go along with his recognition in 2012. More to follow Share231 Tweet Email Image: James Crombie/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Climat les thèses de Claude Allègre réfutées par lAcadémie des Sciences


first_imgClimat : les thèses de Claude Allègre réfutées par l’Académie des SciencesFrance – L’Académie des Sciences a remis ce jeudi 28 octobre à la ministre de la Recherche Valérie Pécresse, un rapport sur le réchauffement de la planète et l’impact de l’activité humaine sur ce changement climatique. Ce document réfute les thèses défendues par Claude Allègre, l’un des membres de l’Académie.L’Académie confirme en effet dans son rapport adopté à l’unanimité par ses membres, que l’augmentation du CO2rejeté dans l’atmosphère, engendrée par les activités humaines, est bien la cause principale du changement climatique. “Plusieurs indicateurs indépendants montrent une augmentation du réchauffement climatique de 1975 à 2003. Cette augmentation est principalement due à l’augmentation de la concentration du CO2 dans l’atmosphère”, lit-on dans les conclusions de l’étude.Le rapport est donc en totale contradiction avec les idées soutenues par l’ancien ministre de l’Éducation Claude Allègre. Membre de l’Académie des Sciences, ce dernier contestait en effet dans son livre L’Imposture climatique, la thèse largement adoptée par les climatologues internationaux quant au lien existant entre changement climatique et émissions de CO2dont l’Homme est responsable. Dans son livre, M. Allègre met en cause les travaux du Giec (Groupe d’experts intergouvernementaux sur le climat), s’insurgeant contre la mobilisation internationale autour “d’un mythe sans fondement”. Il assure que les nuages ou l’activité solaire ont des impacts plus déterminants sur le changement climatique que l’augmentation du CO2, dont il dément le lien avec le réchauffement planétaire. Or, “l’activité solaire, qui a légèrement décru en moyenne depuis 1975, ne peut être dominante dans le réchauffement observé sur cette période” assure l’Académie. Les conclusions de cette dernière ayant été adoptées à l’unanimité, il semble que Claude Allègre ait finalement changé d’avis. “Il a le droit d’évoluer”, s’est contenté de déclarer à ce sujet le président de l’Académie, Jean Salençon. Pour la ministre de la Recherche Valérie Pécresse, qui avait réclamé en avril dernier cet état des lieux, “la polémique est close”.Le 28 octobre 2010 à 16:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


The Great American Eclipse is on the way


first_imgSome people have been looking forward to Monday’s solar event ever since the 1979 total eclipse came through Clark County.Other people might still be a bit vague on the details. After all, it’s a day away, right?That is correct, so we’re up to speed on that, at least.Here are few other things to keep on mind for local viewers of the Great American Eclipse:• 99 percenters: When umbraphiles rhapsodize about the life-changing experience of a total eclipse, please remember that Clark County will not be experiencing a total eclipse. In our sky, the moon will cover 99 percent of the sun, which means we are getting a partial eclipse. (The 65-mile-wide path of totality runs through Salem, Ore.)• Timetable: We will see the moon take its first nibble from the right edge of the solar disc at 9:06 a.m.; our eclipse will max out at 10:19 a.m.; and the show will be over at 11:38 a.m.• Look-alikes: To get a sense of how dark it will get Monday morning, astronomers advise going outside today at 9 or 9:30 p.m.; that’s about how dark it will get when our eclipse peaks at 99 percent Monday.• Eye safety: Solar eclipse glasses are mandatory for looking at the sun during our eclipse. There is no guarantee you can find them on sale today, by the way. Don’t assume you can just take a quick look with the naked eye. The 1 percent of sunlight that peeks around the moon is enough to damage your eyes.• Viewing spots: Groups and agencies hosting free public gatherings include Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (the Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Fort Vancouver National Trust (in front of the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row); Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.; Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth St.; La Center Community Library, 1411 N.E. Lockwood Creek Road; Woodland Community Library, at Hoffman Plaza at Horseshoe Lake, 510 Goerig St. The libraries will have a limited number of free solar eclipse glasses.last_img read more