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Venkaiah Naidu bats for promotion of mother tongue

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first_imgRespecting and recognising the mother tongue and promoting it is vital for the survival of any civilisation, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has said. Addressing the valedictory function of the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) here on Sunday, Mr. Naidu said, “the colonial rulers always try to attack the culture by destroying the local language and we should not fall prey to that.” “Every nation must encourage their children to study primarily in the mother tongue, as I always say the mother tongue is your eyesight and the other language is your spectacle. If you have eyesight, then spectacle will give better sight. If you don’t have eyesight and if you wear glasses, nothing will be visible. Promote, propagate and write in mother tongue first, then go to other languages. All other languages are important. You should respect, learn and understand your mother language,” he said.Stating that promotion of literature was also an “impactful method” to preserve and promote language, the Vice-President pointed out the best way to do so was to use it extensively in everybody’s life. “That is why, wherever I go, I suggest to people to promote, practise and feel proud of their mother tongue. That’s why in the beginning itself I used certain Odia words,” he said.On the importance of poetry in life, he said, “what is needed is to encourage youngsters to take to poetry, literature, music, dance and other arts so that they can become an ideal citizen. I would also like to ask universities to encourage literature, arts and humanity education. We need poets, writers, artists and singers as much as we need doctors, engineers and scientists.” “Poetry should promote peace, motivate people to cultivate universal brotherhood, social harmony and tolerance, and poetry can serve as a powerful catalyst for transformation. I urge schools to make poetry reading and appreciation a compulsory part of curriculum,” Mr. Naidu said.last_img read more

Pacio unfazed by last-minute opponent change

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first_imgPhoto by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJoshua Pacio is likely on his way to a title shot if he goes on to hurdle his Chinese opponent Min Qiang Lan in the co-main event of ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.But as much as the Filipino strawweight contender wants to get his hands on the gold, he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself especially with a big bout coming up against a dangerous opponent.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “Of course, I want the belt but for me, right now, I’m not thinking about getting a title shot just yet,” Pacio told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Tuesday.“I still need to gain more experience for me to get to the level of champions,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPacio is supposed to fight Pongsiri Misatit, but the Thai was forced to withdraw due to an injury.ONE announced the opponent change on Friday, giving Pacio’s camp less than two weeks to adjust their game plan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding But Pacio isn’t concerned with the sudden change.“I’m not worried because fighters in the international stage are expected to cope up with the changes and that’s how fighters’ mentality should be,” Pacio said.Pacio said there are similarities between his initial foe and replacement in terms of their strengths which is striking, but added that Lan is the more lethal striker than the two.“We saw a video of one of Lan’s fights and he’s better than Pongsiri in striking so I prepared really hard in training and that’s what I’m going to showcase on Friday.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Joanna Lumley And Brian Blessed Back New Campaign To End The Fur

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first_img“A LIFETIME” is a new film launched this week by Animal Defenders International (ADI) about the brutal short lives of two foxes, brothers Borys and Eryk, born and killed on a Polish fur farm.ADI placed hidden cameras on the farm to capture this rare insight into an industry that kills more than 100 million animals a year.Watch the film here.Joanna Lumley and Brian Blessed are backing ADI’s campaign to end the fur trade.Animal Defenders International President Jan Creamer said: “Over 100 million animals die for their fur every year. Our film shows the lives of these intelligent, feeling individuals and the cruelty they suffer when treated like a product. Just because they are not like us. Playful fox cubs Borys and Eryk, grow up in a small cage and die a terrifying and painful death for vanity and trinkets. This is the real cost of fur – when you buy fur, you buy cruelty, not beauty or luxury.”Three arctic foxes are followed from birth on the Polish fur farm – ADI named them Borys, Eryk and Aleska. We see them nursed by their mother and Aleska taking her first halting steps as a tiny cub. Their world is a small wire cage. After a few weeks their mother is removed and we see the growing cubs explore their world and play together. As their coats change to the thick white fur that would protect them through the winter months, their days are numbered; their fur is a prized product.At less than seven months of age, Boris and then Eryk are dragged from their cage. They have seen other foxes being killed outside their cage and there is nowhere to hide; desperate to avoid their fate, Borys, Eryk and Aleska try to run from the farmer. A terrified Aleska watches as her brothers are pulled from the cage by their tails, one at a time, hung up by a back leg, electrocuted and their bodies thrown on a cart to be skinned. Aleska is spared; she will breed next year’s foxes, her babies will be taken away from her and killed like her brothers.Poland is the fourth largest producer of fox fur in the world – almost all is exported. ADI’s previous investigations of fur farms in Finland, the world’s largest producer of fox fur, have shown similar suffering and cruel deaths. The ADI team has also filmed inside farms in the United States and UK – the UK banned fur farming but remains a major dealer importing and exporting fur. The ADI findings reveal a cruel industry built on an image of beauty and luxury, desperately hiding the suffering of sensitive, intelligent, animals being farmed in filthy, intensive factory conditions or trapped for their fur.• Wild foxes are forced to live in small bare wire cages • Excrement falls through the cages and piles up beneath them • Animals farmed for their fur are denied their most natural behaviours, the chronic deprivation and extreme confinement causing both psychological and physical damage. • Babies are torn from their mothers at just a few weeks old • The stark, filthy fur farm — a far cry from the complex, enriched wild habitat they deserve — takes a toll on their mental and physical health • After only seven short months, baby foxes are dragged from cages by their tails, hung upside down and electrocuted in front of their families and other animals on the farm. • The animals are aware of what will happen to them and make desperate attempts to evade capture in the small cage and cling onto the mesh. • Animals not killed outright despite industry claims and are electrocuted a second time. • During ADI’s Polish investigation, one fox completely regained consciousness, ran away and found somewhere to hide. The fox was dragged from his hiding place and hug up again but desperately resisted the probe that he now knew, would kill him.Worldwide every year over 110 million animals are killed on fur farms, with more than 16 million trapped in the wild for their fur. Over 15 million foxes are killed in a year, usually for trinkets, trims and accessories but up to 35 foxes can be used to make a fur coat.Recently, products being sold as “fake” have been found to be real fur – perhaps unsurprising that an industry that treats animals as they do, would lie about it to fool the public into buying their cruel products.Naturally shy and secretive animals, in the wild foxes have large territories, live in dens below ground in open country and eat a wide range of foods. Arctic foxes like Borys, Eryk and Aleska are nomadic, travelling many miles each day over the ice, enjoying the existence for which they evolved.On the Polish farm ADI documented foxes with bent feet and overgrown claws, the result of a lifetime stood on a floor of wire mesh; individuals who suffered tail loss, caused by chewing due to stress; an animal with a weeping eye, swollen with pus, that was left untreated; young foxes attempting to play but restricted by the confines of their cage; animals chewing and pawing at their cages in a desire to escape and to express themselves in their natural digging behaviours.Actress and long-time ADI supporter Joanna Lumley, said: “Be comfortable in your own skin, and not that of a poor defenceless animal caged and killed to provide it. Say no to fur and yes to helping these fashion victims. Please help ADI stop this brutal trade.”Animal loving actor Brian Blessed, said: “Millions of wild animals live on factory farms, bred for the fashion industry. It’s time to kill the suffering, not the animal. Always choose faux and not real fur and support ADI’ in this campaign.”Jan Creamer, who has filmed in multiple fur farms, said: “Small, barren cages denying wild animals anything natural are the norm for an industry responsible for the cruel and unnecessary killing of over 100 million animals every year for vanity. In the UK 74% of the public opposes the wearing of fur, so it is disappointing that 17 years after the banning of fur farms here, the country remains a hub for the import and export of fur products. We need a concerted effort to eliminate this trade worldwide and that includes people being on the look-out for real fur being sold as “fake”.”Other stars also back the campaign:Legendary TV host and philanthropist Bob Barker, said: “Many years ago I helped make ‘The Price Is Right’ among the very first shows to not allow fur coats as prizes. We’ve come a long way in making the world more humane for animals, but as you can see in the absolutely horrific treatment of foxes on ADI’s undercover video, we have a long way to go. Fur is never fashionable. Please don’t buy fur.”Actress Elaine Hendrix, known for her roles in The Parent Trap, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and Inspector Gadget 2, said: “It was actually from an undercover fur video years ago that I became enlightened as to what was happening with animals. That changed my life, and I hope this video from ADI will change yours. When you see these vulnerable baby foxes brutalized for fashion, it should make us all think differently about our relationship to animals, and never, ever buy fur.”Actress Alexandra Paul, internationally recognized for her 5-year starring role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the tv series Baywatch, said: I believe in all animals’ right to live free, pain free. ADI’s recent undercover fur exposé, which follows three baby foxes through their heartbreaking life to their tragic death on a Polish fur farm, is shocking. Thank you ADI for exposing this. We all need to share this video and make this stop.”last_img read more

Wiz Khalifa Announces Decent Exposure Tour With French Montana More

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first_img Wiz Khalifa Announces Decent Exposure Tour With French Montana & More News Wiz Khalifa Announces Decent Exposure Tour wiz-khalifa-announces-decent-exposure-tour-french-montana-more Facebook Email https://twitter.com/wizkhalifa/status/1119456254403833857 The tour announcement comes days after the rapper released the ‘Fly Times, Vol.1: The Good Fly Young’ mixtapeJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 22, 2019 – 1:36 pm Wiz Khalifa has announced plans to hit the road for his Decent Exposure Tour and will bring French Montana, Playboi Carti and more along with him.The tour will kick off on July 9 in Atlanta, stop by in Cincinnati, Chicago, San Antonio, Texas, Denver and other cities before its last stop in Boise, Idaho on Aug. 15. Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama and Chevy Woods will also tour with Khalifa.  Twitter The tour announcement comes days after the rapper released the Fly Times, Vol.1: The Good Fly Young mixtape.Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public Friday, April 26. For more information on tickets, visit the Ticketmaster website.  Beyoncé Created A Space To Celebrate Black Culture At Coachella & More Things ‘Homecoming’ Taught Uslast_img read more

Kolkata Police gears up to ensure safe Puja

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first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police has made elaborate security and traffic arrangements for Durga Puja. According to senior police officials from Lalbazar, around eleven thousand police personnel, including traffic police, will be deputed during the Puja days.This year, Kolkata Police has urged the vehicle owners to write their names and phone numbers on paper and stick it on the windshields as it will be helpful if the car needs to be moved due to some reason. If the owner is not driving, the driver’s name and number should be there instead. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA temporary control with a helpline number 9002999999 will be active during the Puja days. On Thursday, police informed that in the major Puja pandals, forces will be deputed from Chaturthi. The full-fledged police arrangement will come into effect from Panchami. This year, a total of 2,509 Pujas will take place in the city.To secure the city from Panchami to Nabami, a total of eight thousand police personnel will be deployed in the different Puja pandals throughout the city. Three thousand traffic police personnel will be on the road to maintain smooth vehicular movement.Apart from overall management, 400 police pickets will be placed in different areas. Also, 13 Heavy Radio Flying Squads (HRFS) will patrol the city. Also, 46 watchtowers have been built to keep strict vigil in the areas. Police have also installed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in 74 places, leaving the existing cameras.last_img read more

Romancing nature with Tagore songs

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first_imgIndia International Centre will come alive with ‘Romancing Nature’, an evening of Tagore songs by Kamalini Mukherjee. The event will be presented by SEHER in association with India International Center on June 7, at 7 pm at C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi.Mukherjee is known for Rabindra Sangeet across India and Bangladesh. Paying an ode to Tagore’s love for nature, Kamalini, a student of South Point school, Kolkata aspires to take Tagore’s music to a wider international audience, cutting across generations and geographical boundaries. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe concert will reflect Tagore’s creative impulses which were deeply influenced by nature and the environment in which he lived. To him, nature is an entity much bigger than the individual parts of beauty that make it up. It is a moving spirit; a source of inspiration he drew much of his philosophy from. Kamalini has performed extensively in India, US, Canada, and Bangladesh. In 2013, she went to Mauritius on a mission to teach and spread Tagore’s music as a joint initiative between Government of Mauritius and UNESCO, in commemoration of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary. The evening’s concert will be a tapestry of Tagore’s songs to illustrate the deep connection between the poet and nature.last_img read more

Luxury Golds 2020 Americas collection makes its debut

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first_img Tuesday, June 11, 2019 TORONTO — Luxury Gold has unveiled its 2020 Americas ‘mini-magazine’ with 12 journeys throughout North and South America.The collection includes some of the brand’s most popular journeys such as Majesty of the Rockies, Treasures of the Incas, and Indulgence in Eastern Canada, as well as three brand new journeys to Colombia, Ecuador and Canada & the USA.Also new, Luxury Gold is also offering recently enhanced journeys and six itineraries with Chairman’s Collection VIP experiences on select departures.Clients can book early and take advantage of the popular Early Payment Discount, offering savings of 10% if they book and pay in full by Dec. 18, 2019.Past guests of Luxury Gold and sister companies can get a 5% Past Guest Discount off all trips until Aug. 3, 2019 in addition to the Early Payment Discount.“We are delighted to be offering our truly immersive 2020 Luxury Gold Americas journeys by bringing back the golden era of travel with our exclusive VIP experiences, exceptional dining and carefully chosen luxury hotels,” says Brad Ford, President of Luxury Gold in Canada.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & Mexico“Our valued clients will enjoy the expert knowledge of their Travelling Concierge, special small group departures and opportunities to make travel matter while learning to travel more sustainably with our partner, the TreadRight Foundation.”Here’s a look at the newest itineraries…10-day ‘Art, Culture & Cuisine of Colombia’With Luxury Gold’s VIP Experiences, clients on this trip get a private, before-hours guided tour of the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) in Bogotá and an after-hours guided visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. On select departures, guests will enjoy a Chairman’s Collection VIP experience by meeting ‘The Sound of Things Falling’ author, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, whose book has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.5-day ‘Treasures of the Incas with ME to WE Extension to Ecuador’ extensionTravellers can choose to extend their ‘Treasures of the Incas’ journey to Peru with a unique visit to the Amazon. On this 5-day expedition through the Amazon jungle, clients explore Ecuador’s lush landscapes and vibrant culture while staying at the Minga Lodge. A jungle walk leads clients to the nearby community, where they will help build local infrastructure as part of a WE Village’s development project.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochure10-day ‘Vibrant Eastern Canada & the USA’Clients journey from Montreal to New York City with a special stop at Confiturerie Tigidou in l’Île d’Orléans to meet knowledgeable locals who make the region’s famous jam. In Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Le Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent guests can indulge in a Luxury Gold VIP Experience within the world of Champagne and learn about the controversy of differentiating Champagne from sparkling wine. Clients journey on to New Hampshire and take in the best views of fall foliage. Accommodation is in five-star hotels like the luxurious Essex House in New York City with its Art Deco-inspired decor located adjacent to Central Park. Tags: Luxury Gold Posted by Luxury Gold’s 2020 Americas collection makes its debutcenter_img Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Rep LaFave hosts CEO Brisson for governors State of the State address

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first_img19Jan Rep. LaFave hosts CEO Brisson for governor’s State of the State address David Brisson, CEO of Roadmaster and Great American Disposal, on Tuesday joined state Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, on the Michigan House floor to listen to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State speech.The governor uses the speech to announce his agenda for the coming year.  Each state representative is allowed to invite one guest to the House floor for the address.“Small, local businesses provide the jobs and economic engine our communities and Michigan need, so it’s important to include our industry leaders’ perspective in the state government’s policy discussions,” LaFave said. Categories: LaFave News,LaFave Photoslast_img

Video will represent 80 of all internet traffic i

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first_imgVideo will represent 80% of all internet traffic in 2021, up from 67% in 2016, according to new research.Cisco’s 12th Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast claims that video will continue to “dominate IP traffic and overall internet traffic growth” and predicts that there will be nearly 1.9 billion internet video users, excluding mobile-only, by 2021 – up from 1.4 billion in 2016.Cisco estimates that the world will reach three trillion internet video minutes per month by 2021 – the equivalent of five million years of video per month or about one million video minutes every second.Live internet video is also tipped to increase 15-fold and account for 13% of internet video traffic by 2021, due to a rise in streaming from TV apps and in personal live streaming on social networks.Cisco said that by 2021, virtual and augmented reality traffic will also increase 20-fold, representing 1% of global entertainment traffic.“As global digital transformation continues to impact billions of consumers and businesses, the network and security will be essential to support the future of the Internet,” said Yvette Kanouff, senior VP and GM of service provider business, Cisco.last_img read more