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Ban urges Israelis Palestinians to show courage needed to make peace


29 November 2010The United Nations today marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a challenge from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to both Israelis and Palestinians to show the statesmanship and political courage needed to reach peace. The United Nations today marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a challenge from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to both Israelis and Palestinians to show the statesmanship and political courage needed to reach peace.He noted that there was little optimism on either side that peace could be achieved soon, let alone within the one year target date set by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when they resumed direct talks in September, and he reiterated his calls to Israel to freeze settlement activity and to the Palestinians to fight terrorism and curb incitement.“Soon after direct talks on final status began in September, they were undermined by the expiry of Israel’s commendable settlement moratorium,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the Day. “Construction of hundreds of new units throughout the West Bank commenced, and new approvals for settlements in East Jerusalem were given.“This development is a serious blow to the credibility of the political process. The obligation remains on Israel to meet its responsibilities under international law and the Road Map to freeze settlement activity,” he added, referring to the internationally-endorsed peace plan that foresees two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.Noting the lack of optimism in Israel, he called on all Israelis to “look with fresh eyes at the indisputable emergence of a reliable security partner on the ground, and the continued commitment of President Abbas to Israel’s right to live in peace and security, and to his rejection of violence and terrorism.” He commended steps taken during the past year to improve conditions on the ground but said much more is needed. “The Palestinian Authority must continue to roll out the institutions of statehood, combat terrorist attacks and curb incitement,” he urged. “Meanwhile, it is both Israel’s interest and its duty to begin rolling back the measures of occupation, particularly with respect to movement, access and security actions.”Mr. Ban noted that an overwhelming international consensus exists on the need to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory that began with the 1967 war, address the major security concerns of both parties, find a solution to the refugee issue and see Jerusalem emerge from negotiation as the capital of two States.“I challenge the two leaders to show statesmanship and political courage in reaching a historic peace,” he said. “The international community, for its part, must be ready to assume its own responsibilities for peace.”Addressing an observance at UN Headquarters to mark the Day, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro reiterated Mr. Ban’s message, adding: “Let the year ahead be the one in which we realize, finally, a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”General Assembly President Joseph Deiss also called on the parties to step up their efforts to engage each other in honest negotiations and overcome deadlocks.“Violence and acts of terror must cease,” he said in his message. “International law and UN resolutions must be respected and actions which could aggravate the situation and increase suspicion and mistrust must be stopped.”He noted that the Day marked the date in 1947 when the General Assembly adopted the resolution partitioning then-mandated Palestine into two States, one Jewish and one Arab, which has not happened. He urged that everything be done to alleviate the daily suffering of the Palestinian people.The Chairman of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Abdou Salam Diallo, highlighted the human tragedy of the Palestinians and stressed that Israel must be “called upon to adhere strictly to international humanitarian law,” particularly on the issue of settlements.The Committee has repeatedly urged the parties to refrain from unilateral acts, including building new settlements or expanding existing ones, but “unfortunately, it appears that Israel found itself unable to assume this undertaking, recognized by the entire international community as a minimum confidence-building measure,” he said.“Member States, individually and collectively, must demonstrate their active solidarity and take immediate action to improve the lives of the Palestinian people,” he added, calling for the lifting of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and for all the appropriate international bodies to prevent impunity, “particularly during military operations in the territories, and to ensure that the status of East Jerusalem and the holy sites is respected.”The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, urged the UN and the international community to draft a new protocol declaring the prolonged occupation and refugee status imposed on the Palestinians over the past 43 years a crime against humanity.Mr. Falk, who serves in an independent capacity and reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, stressed in a news release the need to impose “some outer time limit after which further occupation becomes a distinct violation of international law, and if not promptly corrected, constitutes a new type of crime against humanity.”In a cultural performance entitled “The Gaza Monologues” by the Ramallah-based Ashtar Theatre, 25 young people narrated personal statements written by children in Gaza in the wake of the 2008-2009 Israeli offensive. In addition, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is presenting a photo exhibit entitled “Summer Games in Gaza” at UN Headquarters in conjunction with the Day. read more


Official appointed to look into issues of Welikada female inmates


The inmates had demanded that their concerns be looked into, including delays to hear their cases. (Colombo Gazette) An official has been appointed to look into the issues faced by female inmates of the Welikada prison, the Justice and Prison Reforms Ministry said.The official was appointed after several female inmates launched a protest on the roof of the Welikada prison yesterday.


Wilden AODD pumps now available in aluminium


first_imgWilden, part of PSG, a Dover company and a world leader in air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, has released of aluminium versions of its 420/430 Advanced™ FIT AODD pumps. Featuring bolted product containment, easier maintenance and more efficient operations, Wilden 420/430 Advanced FIT pumps have been specifically designed to be direct replacements for existing 38 mm pump installations. The release of the aluminum 420/430 Advanced FIT pumps now completes the Advanced FIT pump line, which is available in 38 mm through 76 mm sizes with either aluminium or stainless steel wetted path options.Providing increased performance with no repiping necessary, Advanced FIT pumps precisely “FIT” bolt-to-bolt and pipe-to-pipe in existing fluid-handling piping systems that use competitor pumps or Wilden Original™ and Advanced pump models. Wilden says its “Advanced FIT pumps feature superior flow rates and easier installation compared to other brands. They have been engineered to be an easy, cost-effective way to enhance and upgrade existing pump performance with superior bolted product containment.The pumps are available with the patent-pending Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS) for outstanding energy efficiency and maximum Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR) or the Pro-Flo X™ ADS offering high operational flexibility. A wide range of Wilden diaphragms are available for a greater diversity in fluid compatibility including exceptional performance for abrasive applications. The 420 Advanced FIT pumps are supplied with NPT or BSPT threaded connections, and the 430 Advanced FIT pumps are available with ANSI or DIN flanged pipe connections.last_img read more


New crane heights for Mali gold mine


first_imgA gold mine in Mali has been so pleased with the performance of and support for its on-site Potain tower crane that, as this model reached the end of its operational life, it has been replaced with another Potain unit. With the de-rating of the mine’s Potain MD830 crane due to its age, local distributor SA French is supplying the new Potain MCT205 tower crane for general maintenance and repair duty on the remote mine site.SA French sales manager, Louw Smit, says that technical and after-market support are considered critical for customers, and even more so for those that operate on remote sites in Africa. “Significantly, SA French has been recognised as an Elite Dealer by Potain of France, which means a guarantee of 80% availability of spare parts on first call, and it is this level of customer centric focus that has ensured the success of Potain cranes in Africa,” he says.“We dismantled the crane for our customer in November last year, and the brand new Potain MCT205 model is being supplied as a permanent installation,” Smit says. “The load curve on this unit is well-suited to the mine’s needs on this site.”The crane will be erected in a configuration that includes a 65 m jib, a 59.4 m hook height, a 17.6 m counter jib and reusable fixing angles. Its lifting capacity is over 6 t at 25 m, and 1.75 t at the full jib length. “The crane will be erected to a hook height of about 40 m and then telescoped to its final height,” says Smit. “The standard erection will take three days and telescoping it to the final height will take another two days.”Among the advanced features of this Potain model – adding to its versatility in areas where stable power supply is not always available – is the 60LVF25 hoist winch that includes a new power control function. “While the normal starting power on this tower crane is 62 KVA, the advantage of this function is that the KVA requirements can be lowered to 38 KVA if there is not sufficient power available on the mine,” he says.Smit emphasises that this lower power supply has no effect on the slewing or trolley function of the tower crane, but only reduces the hoisting speed. The lifting capacity of the tower crane remains unaffected.last_img read more


Les forêts vierges indispensables à la préservation de la biodiversité


first_imgLes forêts vierges indispensables à la préservation de la biodiversitéProtéger les forêts vierges est indispensable à la conservation de la biodiversité des régions tropicales. Une équipe de chercheurs de l’université de Singapour explique cette nécessité dans une récente étude.Les forêts vierges, dites également primaires, espaces ni exploités, ni fragmentés, ni influencés par l’homme, doivent à tout prix être protégées pour préserver la biodiversité abritée par les régions tropicales. Dans une étude publiée par la revue Nature et rapportée par le site Sciences et Avenir, des chercheurs de l’Université de Singapour évoquent cette nécessité.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasLes forêts dégradées ou transformées, comme les forêts secondaires, ne peuvent pas abriter une faune et une flore aussi riche que celle offerte par les forêts vierges. Pour parvenir à cette conclusion, les chercheurs ont examiné près de 140 études sur la biodiversité de forêts d’Asie, d’Amérique latine et d’Afrique. Les impacts de l’exploitation des espaces forestiers ne sont pas les mêmes selon les régions. Mais dans tous les cas, l’influence de l’homme sur les forêts mène toujours à une perte de biodiversité.Comme le notent les chercheurs, les oiseaux sont les animaux les plus vulnérables face aux modifications exercées sur leur habitat dans les forêts tropicales. Les auteurs de l’étude considèrent comme urgente et indispensable la mise en place d’actions en faveur des forêts primaires. Si aucun effort n’est réalisé pour les préserver, ce sont les richesses qu’elles abritent qui disparaîtront avec elles.Le 19 septembre 2011 à 13:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Salah here to stay – Klopp


first_imgAfter Liverpool edged past Manchester City, who are currently the leaders in the Premier League standings, in the quarter-final stage of the Premier League with an aggregate score 5-1, Klopp voiced his certainty that Salah is not going anywhere.Considering the fact that Coutinho was sold to Barcelona in the January transfer window despite Liverpool’s desire to keep him and the popularity of Mo Salah in the football world, there have been quite a few rumours regarding a possible transfer.“It’s not a situation that I would even think about it,” Klopp said when asked for a potential Salah sale, according to the Independent.“Mo Salah came in not a full year ago. He came in to make the next step in his career, and he did it. To come to Liverpool, he had different options and he wanted to come here.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We always start talking after a year. It’s that thing, will he leave or whatever? I don’t think about it.”“I don’t think, I know he will be here. But that’s all.”“We have a big chance here to create something for the future. In the moment we have to deliver performances, collecting points, winning.”“But the age group of the team is really good. They are still young and full of potential. My impression is they are all excited about being in this group,” Klopp voiced his hopes of his players’ loyalty.last_img read more


German employee swims 2km to work


first_imgSomething for the weekend: The daily commute to and from work can have a significant impact on an employee’s overall wellbeing, whether they arrive at work stressed due to train delays or unexpected traffic on the road, or they get home feeling unwell after overheating on a stuffy tube carriage. One German employee, however, has learnt how to bypass the usual commuting complaints by swimming to work.Benjamin David takes the unusual commuting route of swimming 2km along the Isar River in Munich, Germany, according to a report on BBC Capital. The avid swimmer packs his laptop and work attire into a waterproof bag that he carries on his back, before diving into the local river to avoid traffic on the nearby roads in rush hour.Depending on the weather, David will don either swimming trunks or a long wetsuit, and he always wears rubber sandals to help protect his feet from general river debris.Here at Employee Benefits, we admire David’s energetic commute, but we think we might skip a dip in the River Thames as our mode of travel…last_img read more


Alaska News Nightly Friday Dec 4 2015


first_imgVA: Fix for Choice plan taking longer than expectedLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageThe Veterans Affairs Department pledged to create a pilot program to help Alaska vets get health care services outside the VA.Transit Center: Anchorage looks to relocate, rebrand its ugly ducklingZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageOfficials in Anchorage are planning a major overhaul of the city’s downtown Transit Center.Ketchikan council votes to ban marijuana salesMaria Dudzak, KRBD – KetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council last night (Thursday night) voted to ban the commercial sale of marijuana within city limits.Lawmakers on prowl for cheaper digs in AnchorageRachel Waldholz, APRN – AnchorageLawmakers are considering alternatives to their expensive and controversial office space in Anchorage.State agencies pinch pennies with small-scale furloughMonica Gokey, KSKA – AnchorageState agencies are feeling the squeeze of of a shrinking budget, and some are using furloughs on a small scale to save a little money.In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor’s shoesLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauAs Juneau’s mayor, Mary Becker is establishing  regular office hours at city hall, attending meetings scheduled by the late-mayor and educating herself on her new role. At the same time, she wants to follow through with some of Greg Fisk’s initiatives.AK: After prison, giving back to a community once hurtAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageRestarting life after prison is full of challenges — but also successes. In the village of Tyonek on Cook Inlet, one man recreates himself and gives back to the community he once hurt.49 Voices: Jane Standifer of TyonekThis week we’re going to Tyonek to hear from Jane Standifer. She remembers working at the teen center in town when she was a teen herself back in the early 1980s. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more


BNP to protest Milons death in custody


first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP leaders and activists will hold demonstrations carrying black badges across the country on Sunday to protest against custodial death of a leader of the party’s student wing, reports UNB.Dhaka’s Tejgaon thana Chhatra Dal leader Zakir Hossain Milon allegedly died in torture during the police remand last week.The party will also arrange doa mahfil in mosques across the country after Juma prayers on Friday seeking salvation of the departed souls of those who were subjected to ‘government’s planned’ killings, including Milon.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at its Nayapaltan central office on Thursday.Their party’s all district and city units will stage demonstrations holding black badges on Sunday, he said.In the capital, the BNP leader said their all the thana units will also hold the similar programme on the day.Plainclothes police arrested Milon, also the acting president of Tejgaon thana unit of JCD, front in front of the Jatiya Press Club after a human chain programme of the party on 6 March.He was taken on a three-day remand on 8 March and sent to jail on Sunday.Milon was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday morning where doctors declared him dead. BNP alleged that he died due to ‘brutal torture on him during the remand.”Rizvi alleged that their party’s Narayanganj unit general secretary Mamun Mahmud has been tortured taking him on remand repeatedly in ‘false” cases.He said Mamun has got seriously ill due to immense torture on him. “I, on behalf of BNP, demand the law enforcers immediately stop repression on him.”Rizvi criticised Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that the BNP has become dejected and desperate as people did not respond to its movement, saying it his delirium. “Even, Awami League’s friend HM Ershad said two days back that Awami League’s popularity has gone down to zero level.”He also alleged that Quader is making provocation to create anarchy in the country in a planned way.last_img read more


JaPa to fix its role in parliament Thursday GM Quader


first_imgGM QuaderJatiya Party co-chairman GM Quader on Wednesday said its parliamentary party on Thursday will decide its role in the 11th parliament, reports UNB.”Our newly-elected MPs will join Jatiya Party Parliamentary Party meeting tomorrow (Thursday) after taking oath,” he said.GM Quader further said, “The parliamentary party meeting will decide what will be the role of Jatiya Party in parliament considering the interests of the country and the Grand Alliance.”Talking to reporters after a joint meeting of Jatiya Party’s presidium members and newly elected MPs at party chairman’s Banani office, he also said they will talk about the issue with the Grand Alliance after their meeting.”We’re there in the Grand Alliance and contested the election with the alliance partners with identical goals. So, we’ll finlaise all the decisions through discussions.”The JaPa co-chairman said the joint meeting of the party presidium members and new MPs discussed the country’s overall situation and evaluated the political activities.Party secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga said they will take some steps to strengthen JaPa further.He also said Jatiya Party Parliamentary Party members will sit with the Grand Alliance to determine the party’s role in parliament.Jatiya Party senor leaders and newly-elected MPs joined the meeting held with GM Quader in the chair.However, party chairman HM Ershad and senior co-chairman Raushon Ershad did not attend the meeting.On Tuesday, Moshiur Rahman Ranga said they would decide on Wednesday whether they would remain as the opposition or the part of government in parliament.last_img read more


Louisville Postgame Notes vs Kentucky


first_img Christen Cunningham led the Cardinals with a season-high 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field. Jordan Nwora registered his 20th career double-figure scoring outing and the 12th this season with his 17 points against UK. Saturday’s outing marked the fifth double-figure scoring performance of the season and the 76th career outing for Cunningham. Cunningham has led the Cardinals in scoring three times this season. Cunningham set season highs in both shots made and attempted. The graduate transfer connected on a trio of three-point baskets and has made at least a pair of three-pointers three times this season. Cunningham added four assists marking the fourth time this season he has dished out four or more assists in a game. Louisville has a 16-36 record in the series with Kentucky, which dates back to 1913. The Cardinals are 9-13 at home against the Wildcats, including a 2-3 record at the KFC Yum! Center. UofL has an 86-73 record all-time against current members of the Southeastern Conference.TEAM NOTES Nwora has made at least one three-pointer in 10 of 13 games this season, including one on Saturday. Nwora equaled a career high with his 17 field goal attempts against the Wildcats. With his three steals on Saturday, Nwora equaled a season high. In his last six games, Nwora has averaged 19.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per outing while shooting 52.5 percent (42-for-80) from the field and making 17-of-33 (51.5 percent) of his three-pointers. Story Links Louisville is 139-22 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have an 81-6 record all-time against non-conference opponents in the KFC Yum! Center, including wins in 37 of the last 40 games. With 13 offensive rebounds on Saturday, Louisville has registered 10 or more rebounds on the offensive glass seven times this season, including each of the last four games.PLAYER NOTES SERIES NOTES Steven Enoch matched a career high with his game-high nine rebounds on Saturday.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


The Exorcists Second Season is Already Off to a Great Start


first_imgStay on target 7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were GreatThe 11 Scariest Religious Horror Movies Fox’s surprise horror hit kind of came out of nowhere last year. It was a sequel to a classic movie whose previous sequels had all sucked. It was on network TV at 9 p.m. on a Friday, a time slot usually reserved for shows networks have no confidence in. How could this thing possibly be any good? As we found out, all it took was some great acting, an ominous and creepy atmosphere, and horror imagery that really pushed the limits of the show’s TV-14 rating. It also came up with a good justification for turning The Exorcist into a series. Chicago was crawling with demons, and a satanic cult had infiltrated the upper echelons of society. Not only did that add to the crushing, oppressive atmosphere where nothing felt safe, it expanded the series’ scope and gave it somewhere to go after season one’s story finished.Now that the Rances are safe and out of the story, The Exorcist refocuses its scope to begin season two. There’s no mention of the larger demonic conspiracy, but I’m sure we’ll get there eventually. This show is at its scariest when we’re trapped in a small room with a demon. For that, we need a more personal story. Already, this new season is off to a stronger start than the last. It’s found its identity. It knows how to scare us, and doesn’t need to preface every commercial with a jump scare. Instead, it keeps the tension high by splitting its time between two possession stories. One, involving Father’s Marcus and Tomas, is a familiar exorcism with the added stress of a time limit. The other is a slow burn that will make up the bulk of the rest of the season.Zibby Allen and Alfonso Herrera (Cr: FOX)The episode opens with a disorienting dream sequence, and a seemingly out-of-place car chase. It’s the show’s way of knocking you off guard from moment one. It’s certainly effective. For the duration of the first scene, you have no idea what’s going on. Thomas is in a church, hears a noise outside, and goes to investigates. He follows a trail of kid handprints to a children’s party where a woman with a baby is waiting. She tells him her child is a miracle before a kid breaks open a piñata full of black demon goo. We then abruptly cut to Tomas driving a truck, being chased by cops. In the truck’s bed, Marcus is trying to perform a high-speed exorcism. It’s a little silly, but it ensures we have no idea what to expect.Their part in the episode consists of trying to expel the demon from this young woman (Cindy) while her husband, a police officer, try to stop them. This is where most of the episode’s scares come from. The rest is spent setting up pieces for the rest of the season. The familiar horrors of the exorcism are given an interesting new twist now that Tomas can enter another plane of existence with the possessed and the demon. The ability only adds to the trust issues Marcus and Tomas already had with each other, and will probably be the source of their interpersonal drama for the season to come. Marcus warns that entering that plane is dangerous. It allows the demon to see where he’s weak. It gives the demon a weapon against the exorcist. Tomas thinks it may be a new way of helping people. A quicker, less painful way of extracting a demon. That point of contention alone should be fascinating to watch play out over the course of the season.Unfortunately, we don’t get to see who’s right just yet. While Marcus tries to hold off the police outside the barn, Tomas grows frustrated with reading incantations to a woman in pain. He invites the demon to speak directly on the other plane for a truly creepy confessional scene where an arm comes out of Cindy’s mouth to choke the priest. There’s also plenty of crab walking and unnatural movements, because it wouldn’t be The Exorcist without body horror. Before we can see if Tomas’s plan worked, he’s interrupted by the cops who’ve made their way past Marcus. The Exorcism will have to continue next week. The episode preview at the end already looks even more terrifying.John Cho (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)The other half of the episode was a set-up story for the rest of the season. We’re introduced to Andy Kim, a man who’s fostering five kids on a Pacific Northwest island. It’s a clever way to sustain a sense of dread while the episode does the slow, but necessary work of introducing us to new characters. Last season featured a clever bait and switch in the first episode. The whole time, we were made to think that the depressed, reclusive sister was the possessed one, when it was actually the peppier, outgoing, sports-playing kid. They weren’t going to be able to pull off the same trick twice, so instead, we meet five foster kids who could all be demon fodder for different reasons. There’s David, who’s on the autism spectrum and sleepwalks. There’s Shelby, who seems to be the most “normal,” but on this show, that’s about as big a red flag as any. Caleb is new to the family, and angry that his biological father doesn’t want the work of raising a blind kid. He also likes playing records backward and appears to see a social worker in one unsettling scene. Verity is angry and scared that she’s about to age out of the foster system, and finally there’s Grace. She’s the youngest, and has fairly severe social anxiety. To help her, Andy has made her masks out of pillowcases she can wear around people. They are the most slasher movie looking masks I’ve ever seen on a child. Really, Andy? You had to make the kid look like a serial killer?We spend most of the episode trying to figure out who’s going to be possessed. It’s a fun set-up and makes every scene involving these kids particularly creepy. The kids tell a story of an Island Witch, who will almost certainly come up later. Verity tells Caleb that he can summon her if he stands on top of some rickety boards over the well she purportedly died in for 10 seconds. He tries, but is scooped up by one of the other foster kids. Late that night, Caleb sneaks out and the family goes looking for him. Andy finds him standing on top of the well. As he reaches the 10th second, the boards snap and he falls through. Thankfully, Andy is there to catch him and bring him home. So who will be possessed? It’s still unclear at this point. Grace is standing there holding her creepy mask and watching her foster brother be carried safely inside. There’s something truly unsettling about the way Caleb stares directly into the camera. And the social worker who has a romantic history with Andy? I don’t trust her. This whole final scene is underscored by the classic Exorcist theme for extra creep factor. Oh, and just to let us know that the Marcus and Tomas will be heading this way eventually, the child handprints on Andy’s wall are the same that Tomas keeps seeing in his visions.Cyrus Arnold, Li Jun Li, Brianna Hildebrand and Alex Barima (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)The first episode of a new season always has a ton of set-up to do. Even when done well, it’s never the most interesting part of a show. The Exorcist pulled it off about as well as you’d hope it would, though. By not telegraphing at all whose going to be possessed, it created a sense of uncertainty and dread that persisted throughout the whole episode. There may not have been a ton of scares, but the episode put plenty in place for the future. I wish there had been some mention of the larger demonic world and conspiracy they set up last season, but I’m sure the show will get there. A mostly new cast requires a bit of a reset, and making sure that was properly established took precedence. Also, as much as I’ll miss Geena Davis and Alan Ruck, I appreciate that their story is finished for real. Plus, now we get John Cho. This show really attracts some great actors.last_img read more


Conference to develop AYUSH held at Maulana Azad Centre


first_imgKolkata: A unique conference was organised by the Independent research ethics society Kolkata at Maulana Azad Conference Centre to create a road map for development of AYUSH in the state.The programme was organised in association with Vivekananda Vijnyana Mission (VVM), National Ayurveda Students And Youth Association (NASYA), Jignasa-Paschimbanga, Nationalist Doctors Association (NDA), Arogya Bharati, Vishwa Ayurveda Parishad (VAP), All Bengal AYUSH Doctor Association, Yoga And Naturopathy Awareness Association, AYUSH Prachar & Prasar Samiti, Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturer Association of India, National Pharmaceutical Consultancy Services, the AYURVEDA Clinic and Research Centre.There was a proposal to form a joint forum named as “AYUSH SAMRIDDHI”. Emphasize was given on the importance of united positive efforts at social level, to develop quality of life inAYUSH sector.Dr G P Sarkar, Chairman – Allen Group, Shri Tapas Sarkar -President, Arogya Bharati, WB, Dr RD Dubey , President NDA, Shri M K Sreeprasad, Org. secy, VVM, Dr Sumit Sur,President NASYA-WB, Kvj. Suryaprakash Sharma, President ,VAP-WB, blessed the conference by their motivational speeches.It may be mentioned that Bengal has made a significant improvement in the Ayush sector. A great of works were done for the enhancement of infrastructure.last_img read more


Tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in winter


first_imgThe onset of winters can prove to be a health hazard if you are not following a nutritious diet, and a balanced lifestyle. So make sure you are getting right nutrition this chilly season.Here are some tips to stay fit and enjoy the chilly season: Turning to organic honey to boost immunity: Organic honey is nature’s nectar that not just tickles your taste buds but also contains several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to boost immunity levels to deal with winter allergies.Adding a few drops of Apple Cider Vinegar for body detoxing and blood purifying: Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonder liquid which works both for beauty and health. It has properties which can ease your sinus issues during the cold season, give lustre to your limp dry hair which falls under the stress of winter pollution and also can enliven your skin if taken with water in the morning.Sipping Tulsi Tea for antioxidants and other nutrients: Colder months are closely associated with lowered immunity which in turn increases your chances of contracting the flu. Tulsi (Holy Basil) enhances your immune system to fight the viruses. It also improves the body’s overall defence mechanism, reduces stress, improves stamina, boosts immunity, fights and prevents chronic disease, and provides a rich supply of antioxidant and other nutrients.Organic Coconut Oil to fight dry skin: Another common issue we all face is the dry, flaky skin caused by cold breeze and dehydration in winter months. The best all round elixir is organic virgin coconut oil. When applied externally, coconut oil keeps the skin moisturised, prevents dry scaly skin and strengthens the connective tissue under the skin. With its anti-microbial properties, skin stays healthy and nourished. Stay hydrated to make sure your skin stays healthy.Organic ghee to keep your body warm: Including organic ghee in your diet is one of the best ways to keep your body warm and it helps additionally in dealing with winter dryness of the skin.Raghubansh Singh, Senior Ayurvedic Physician at Ananda in the Himalayas, too has some Ayurvedic tips to keep your skin plumped, oiled and glowing in the winter seasonGet in the habit of “oiling up” each morning with the ayurvedic self-massage “abhyanga” before your bath or shower. This will lubricate and protect your skin and give your complexion a radiant sheen that lasts throughout the day.Be sure to drink plenty of water each day. Rather than cold or iced, drink your water warm, or at least at room temperature.Include oil-rich foods in your daily diet. Nuts (especially walnuts and blanched almonds); ground flaxseeds; sunflower, pumpkin seeds; olive oil; ghee in small amounts; and green leafy vegetables (they contain omega 3’s and help purify the skin and liver).Use herbs like Amla, Aloe vera, Shunthi, Manjishtha, Anantamool, Triphala, Chandan, which have gentle detoxifying properties and also help to maintain moisture balance.ianslast_img read more


Update ANC mourns the death of Winnie Mandela


first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Comrade Madikizela-Mandela dedicated her life to the betterment of her people and she worked for this realisation right until the end of her life.She was an inspiration to both young and old who shared her vision of an egalitarian, prosperous and free South Africa – and generations of activists not just in South Africa but around the world today deeply mourn her as we do.To the Madikizela-Mandela family, we share this incomprehensible loss of an icon of our struggle.Your loss and pain runs through our structures, for Winnie belonged to the greater family of the African National Congress and the formations of the liberation movement.We are grateful to her for having bequeathed us a lasting legacy and inspiration to serve our people.Be comforted by the knowledge that the name of this great daughter of South Africa will forever be illuminated. Go well, loyal and trusted servant of the Most High.The African National Congress will be meeting with her family to plan the sending off of this giant of our revolution.Lala kahle Qhawekazi! You will never, ever be forgotten.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! The African National Congress and the nation mourns the passing of a titan of the liberation struggle, a revolutionary and a stalwart of our glorious movement – Mama Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela.On Monday afternoon, social media started buzzing with the news that struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had passed away.Circus lorry carrying five elephants overturns in Spain, killing one – VIDEOSThe stalwart had been taken into hospital for treatment. She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year.She succumbed peacefully, surrounded by her family and loved ones.The ANC lowers its revolutionary banner in honour of the memory of this great woman who was so loved and revered, and whose name will forever be inscribed in history as having played a formative role in the history of South Africa.Update: Mandela family speaks out on death of Winnie MandelaMama Winnie, as she was popularly known, would have celebrated the rich age of 82 years in September this year, but it was not meant to be.“We mourn the passing of this great patriot and Pan Africanist, whose resilience and courage inspired freedom struggles not only in South Africa but across Africa and her diaspora,” said Cde Ace Magashule (Secretary General African National Congress).Tributes to South Africa’s Winnie Mandelalast_img read more


New programming video courses for March 2019


first_imgIt’s not always easy to know what to learn next if you’re a programmer. Industry shifts can be subtle but they can sometimes be dramatic, making it incredibly important to stay on top of what’s happening both in your field and beyond. No one person can make that decision for you. All the thought leadership and mentorship in the world isn’t going to be able to tell you what’s right for you when it comes to your career. But this list of videos, released last month, might give you a helping hand as to where to go next when it comes to your learning… New data science and artificial intelligence video courses for March Apache Spark is carving out a big presence as the go-to software for big data. Two videos from February focus on Spark – Distributed Deep Learning with Apache Spark and Apache Spark in 7 Days. If you’re new to Spark and want a crash course on the tool, then clearly, our video aims to get you up and running quickly. However, Distributed Deep Learning with Apache Spark offers a deeper exploration that shows you how to develop end to end deep learning pipelines that can leverage the full potential of cutting edge deep learning techniques. While we’re on the subject of machine learning, other choice video courses for March include TensorFlow 2.0 New Features (we’ve been eagerly awaiting it and it finally looks like we can see what it will be like), Hands On Machine Learning with JavaScript (yes, you can now do machine learning in the browser), and a handful of interesting videos on artificial intelligence and finance: AI for Finance Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading Bots with Python Hands on Python for Finance Elsewhere, a number of data visualization video courses prove that communicating and presenting data remains an urgent challenge for those in the data space. Tableau remains one of the definitive tools – you can learn the latest version with Tableau 2019.1 for Data Scientists and Data Visualization Recipes with Python and Matplotlib 3. New app and web development video courses for March 2019 There are a wealth of video courses for web and app developers to choose from this month. True, Hands-on Machine Learning for JavaScript is well worth a look, but moving past the machine learning hype, there are a number of video courses that take a practical look at popular tools and new approaches to app and web development. Angular’s death has been greatly exaggerated – it remains a pillar of the JavaScript world. While the project’s versioning has arguably been lacking some clarity, if you want to get up to speed with where the framework is today, try Angular 7: A Practical Guide. It’s a video that does exactly what it says on the proverbial tin – it shows off Angular 7 and demonstrates how to start using it in web projects. We’ve also been seeing some uptake of Angular by ASP.NET developers, as it offers a nice complement to the Microsoft framework on the front end side. Our latest video on the combination, Hands-on Web Development with ASP.NET Core and Angular, is another practical look at an effective and increasingly popular approach to full-stack development. Other picks for March include Building Mobile Apps with Ionic 4, a video that brings you right up to date with the recent update that launched in January (interestingly, the project is now backed by web components, not Angular), and a couple of Redux videos – Mastering Redux and Redux Recipes. Redux is still relatively new. Essentially, it’s a JavaScript library that helps you manage application state – because it can be used with a range of different frameworks and libraries, including both Angular and React, it’s likely to go from strength to strength in 2019. Infrastructure, admin and security video courses for March 2019 Node.js is becoming an important library for infrastructure and DevOps engineers. As we move to a cloud native world, it’s a great tool for developing lightweight and modular services. That’s why we’re picking Learn Serverless App Development with Node.js and Azure Functions as one of our top videos for this month. Azure has been growing at a rapid rate over the last 12 months, and while it’s still some way behind AWS, Microsoft’s focus on developer experience is making Azure an increasingly popular platform with developers. For Node developers, this video is a great place to begin – it’s also useful for anyone who simply wants to find out what serverless development actually feels like. Read next: Serverless computing wars: AWS Lambda vs. Azure Functions A partner to this, for anyone beginning Node, is the new Node.js Design Patterns video. In particular, if Node.js is an important tool in your architecture, following design patterns is a robust method of ensuring reliability and resilience. Elsewhere, we have Modern DevOps in Practice, cutting through the consultancy-speak to give you useful and applicable guidance on how to use DevOps thinking in your workflows and processes, and DevOps with Azure, another video that again demonstrates just how impressive Azure is. For those not Azure-inclined, there’s AWS Certified Developer Associate – A Practical Guide, a video that takes you through everything you need to know to pass the AWS Developer Associate exam. There’s also a completely cloud-agnostic video course in the form of Creating a Continuous Deployment Pipeline for Cloud Platforms that’s essential for infrastructure and operations engineers getting to grips with cloud native development. 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Entries Open for Australian Event Awards 2012


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