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It’s Lalu’s ‘Ram’ vs Paswan’s ‘Lakshman’

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first_img“Pashupati mera Lakshman hain… woh bhi aapka khyal waise hi rakhega jaise main (Pashupati is my Lakshman… he will take care of you like I have),” Lok Janshakti Party chief and eight-time MP from Hajipur Ram Vilas Paswan has been telling people in the constituency while campaigning for his younger brother Pashupati Kumar Paras who is contesting against Mahagathbandhan candidate Shivchandra Ram of the Rashtriya Janata Dal. Citing poor health, Ram Vilas Paswan this time opted out of the Lok Sabha poll and fielded his brother from his traditional Hajipur (reserved) constituency but his ‘Lakshman’ is apparently locked in a tough battle against RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s Shivchandra ‘Ram’.Local vs outsider Mr. Ram is a local from Mahua block of Vaishali district, while Mr. Paras comes from Alauli of Khagaria district. The three Assembly constituencies of Hajipur Lok Sabha seat — Lalganj, Mahnar and Hajipur — are currently held by the NDA while three others — Mahua, Raghopur and Rajapakar — are with the RJD. Lalu Prasad’s two sons — Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav — represent Mahua and Raghopur constituencies respectively, and Mr. Ram is a legislator from Rajapakar. “It’s a battle between Lalu’s Ram and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lakshman… it’s also a contest between local versus outsider,” said sexagenarian Jagdish Rai of Raghopur.Since 1977, Mr. Paswan has won the Hajipur parliamentary seat eight times. In 2009 LS election, he lost to JD(U)’s Ram Sundar Das. He has done some development work including opening zonal office of Food Corporation of India and East Central Railway zonal HQ. This time, Mr. Paswan is working hard to make his younger brother win the seat. Recently, he gave full-page advertisement in local dailies telling the Hajipur residents that he was “dedicating his younger brother Pashupati Paras for the services of his mother, Hajipur”, and would himself continue to serve them from the other side. He also had outlined the development works he undertook for the constituency.‘Father’s prestige’On the other hand, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav too has been telling voters that his father’s prestige is at stake in Hajipur and they should help Mr. Ram win. Mr Ram, who is said to be close to Mr. Tejashwi and Mr. Lalu, was a Minister in the previous grand alliance government in the State. Mr. Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav’s Lalu-Rabri Morcha too has fielded Balinder Ram, a local leader. “Shivchandra is the son of the soil, while Paras is not Paswan, and he also comes from Khagaria,” Madho Singh, a retired LIC employee, said in Mahua. He added that a section of the people may vote for the NDA candidate in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Caste calculations of the Hajipur seat suggest that the contest between the NDA and the Mahagathbandhan candidates appears to be tough and the victory margin might not be like “what Ram Vilas Paswan has been bagging”. With 3.5 lakh Yadavs, 1 lakh Muslims,1.40 lakh Kushwahas and 1.10 lakh Ravidas, the Mahagathbandhan candidate appears to be on a strong pitch, while the NDA nominee seems to be equally strong with 2.5 lakh EBC (Extremely Backward Caste), 1.40 lakh Bhumihars, 2.5 lakh Rajputs, over 60,000 Brahmins and 1.30 lakh Paswans.last_img read more

Till Ethnicity Do us Part

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first_imgBobby Jindal is running for governor of Louisiana. If you are desi and haven’t heard this yet, then you’ve been either out of the country or too preoccupied with your life to care. I’m inclined toward the latter, but with G.W. Bush in the White House and with this constant state of fear produced by his administration, we must get involved.One of the expectations from our community is that if “one of our own” runs for office, we must support that person, regardless of their politics. I reject this line of thought. Ethnicity is important to all of us, but it does not determine our politics. I like Bobby Jindal, but I don’t support him for governor.Brown’s Latur GenerationOn the morning of September 30, 1993, a terrible earthquake (magnitude 6.3) struck the Latur and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra. The government later told us that close to 8,000 people had died and that over 30,000 homes had been destroyed. The scale of the earthquake was very significant. A few hours after the earthquake had struck, I received a phone call from a student at Brown University, Pooja Sarin. Several months before the call, Pooja and Raj Dave of the South Asian Students Association (SASA) from Brown had contacted me. Since I worked in Providence at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) on a campaign to remove tobacco advertisements from the areas of the working class as well as to challenge police brutality, these students had expressed an interest in being involved.I remember when a group of them led by Pooja Sarin and Raj Dave came to my office at DARE to ask how the SASA could get involved in the struggles for social justice being fought by our polycultural community (made up of Black folk from the U.S. South, from the Dominican Republic, Hmong hrefugees and poor Whites). They brought a fiery sense of the injustice in the world to my office located in one of the more battered parts of the city of Providence, but one that housed the most resilient and hopeful population to which I have been introduced in the United States. Now Pooja wanted to do something, anything, to help those who had survived the earthquake and whose lives needed to be rebuilt.In the typically organized fashion of college students, the SASA gathered for a daily fund-drive in the Brown post office and collected money, as well as held a fund-raiser dinner one evening not long after the earthquake. The money was sent to a relief agency in India and it turns out that some homes had been built for their effort. When I remember these Brown students, I think of them as the Latur generation: they had already held numerous political workshops on campus, many of them had been involved in the effort to make Brown more democratic (to allow community people to use the library, for instance, and to ensure that it admit people independent of their means to pay). When they hosted the 8th Annual SASA Conference in March 1996 they made sure to include political discussions that are often not heard at the mainly social, partying SASA.I remember many of these students with joy. Even as I don’t remember Bobby Jindal, I feel that he belongs to this Latur Generation.He was a smart aleck, who when once asked by his elementary school teacher, “Why is it that all Indians are so smart and well-behaved,” answered, “It was the food.” Jindal left Brown for Oxford, then went on to help rescue the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, work as executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission the Future of Medicare (also known as the Breaux-Thomas Commission) to try and help save the health care program for the 40 million elderly and disabled, run the University of Louisiana system as its youngest president, and finally, to serve in the George W. Bush administration as health policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services. This is an extraordinary resume for someone who is only 32. His commitment to public service certainly puts him in Brown’s Latur Generation.Foot Soldier in the Bush CrusadeWhy is this smart, energetic, well-intentioned and generous young man a foot soldier in the Bush crusade? Why would he join-up with a political movement that is generally committed to the very wealthy, that has a disregard for ethnic minorities, and that has put forward laws against immigrants that stifle the life-blood of our communities? What has brought Bobby Jindal to the Grand Old Party, the GOP, the Republicans?My disregard for his candidacy is not over his own personal integrity, his talents or his accomplishments. I am dismayed by his political loyalties.The GOP, unlike the Democratic Party, is a genuine political organization. It has a closely controlled group of operatives, a very disciplined cadre of Congressional representatives who actually follow the Whip in the House, and it tends to be very focused and regimented in its message. There is no wavering from the message, and as the right wing of the GOP is now in dominance, that message is decidedly right wing and hardly mainstream.Take a look at some of the campaign positions that Jindal is forced to take as a result of his being under the GOP tent:Jindal opposes the right of a woman to have control over her body. The test for this control is generally fought on the battlefield of abortion, but the real issue at stake is not abortion itself, but who gets to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. “I am pro-life,” Jindal points out, but because there are 15,000 abortions in the state of Louisiana (a pro-life state), he proposes to regulate abortion. He considers the medical professionals that offer a woman the right to choose, “an abortion industry” and hopes to use “informed consent” and other such laws to ensure that pressure is put on women to accede to others for decisions about their persons.Jindal hinders modern scientific research. While modern science breaks many barriers, one of the most astounding areas for research has been in biology. The use of genes has provided a vast sum of knowledge and, for lesser or worse, we have learnt all kinds of things from it.“Our society must do all that we can to help alleviate human suffering,” Jindal says, “and that certainly includes more scientific research.” On this point, Jindal calls for a ban on human cloning. Under the term “human cloning,” however, the administration includes stem cell research, whose benefits include organ regeneration (according to Dr. Mick Bhatia director of stem cell research at London’s Robarts Research Institute), brain therapy (according to Professor Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis of the University of South Florida’s Center for Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair), reversal of paralysis (according to Professor Douglas Kerr of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). To take a doctrinaire position on stem cells (“human cloning”) is to miss out on very important areas of medicine, including in the field of gene therapy.Jindal threatens the secular American state. Along with his GOP counterparts, Jindal has pledged to promote “faith-based” initiatives in human services that the government provides. This is contrary to the wonderfully secular Constitution whose dispensation allows many of us of different faiths space to live freely in the United States.There are many who have taken Jindal to task for his own conversion to Christianity. I do not join with them. Jindal has the right to make any decision about his spiritual faith that his conscience allows. Indeed, I celebrate when a human being is able to find an ideology that gives him or her some comfort in this cruel world.However, the GOP is currently in the mood to foster its evangelical fervor on the rest of us. The mainstream (68% of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press) opposed the President’s Faith-based initiative for its erosion of the secular principles of the state.Reverend C. Weldon Gaddy, a Baptist head of the Interfaith Alliance, told the media on January 30, 2001, “This whole thing is a religious-liberty nightmare. You can’t have federal funds supporting sectarian proselytizing.” Reverend Jesse Jackson told the AME Church on February 4, 2001, “I’m all for faith-based programs, after-school programs, senior citizen programs, transportation ministries. But I fear federally funded, faith-based initiatives. Don’t let them get into your books, because they are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Money is seductive; the church needs money, but it needs independence even more!” For more on the right-wing evangelical agenda of the GOP and the Bush administration, I recommend as a primer Michael Lind’s Made in Texas. George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics, Basic Books, 2002.Jindal supports an armed society. If you’ve seen Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, you’ll know that a society with guns is one that has a terminal illness. The epidemic of gun violence in our society calls for some drastic solution. How can a man who champions medicine and well being not see that guns are an enemy to public health? Because of the ease with which children can get handguns, the Centers for Disease Control reports that the rate of death among kids under 15 is almost 12 times higher in the United States than in other industrialized countries. These kids are more than 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and 9 times more likely to die from a firearm accident than the combined rate of death for children in 25 other advanced industrialized states. In 1992, children died from handguns in the following numbers: Australia (13), Great Britain (33), Sweden (36), Japan (60), Switzerland (97), Canada (128) and the United States (13,200).Yet, Jindal calls those who promote gun control the “radical gun control lobby” and he pledges to “be vigilant in protecting our Second Amendment rights in Louisiana.”These are just a handful of issues with which many of us radically depart from Jindal. And yet we are told, we must support him because he is desi… Hum Tum Ek Kamare Mein Bundh Ho.In 1996, I got into a debate in the pages of an Indian newspaper in California with Asha Knott of southern California’s GOP about the candidacy of Nimmi McConigley for the Senate. You may remember the full-page ads in our community papers that appealed to desis to send “one of us” to the “most powerful body in the country,” to “create history by putting a first India-born person in the U.S. Senate.”Nimi McConigley, a Wyoming state representative, is a founding patron of the Asian-American Republican Club, and had this to say of her long tenure in the GOP, “Twenty years ago, I was proud to become an American because I believed in the values and principles on which this nation was founded. The Republican Party offers the hope to make America the nation that so many of us from other countries saw as the land of freedom, opportunity and hope.” Keep in mind that this comment was made in 1995, while the Gingrich House tried its best to squelch all opportunity for immigrants and as it pushed the Clinton administration to pass the draconian 1996 immigration act. McConigley’s most egregious position was her support for English-Only, cold comfort for most of us immigrants: even if we speak English (with an accent), we benefit from the liberal climate created toward all immigrants by such policies as bilingual education. The English-Only movement was a thinly veiled attack on all immigrants. She also displayed impatience toward the poor, “people who use lack of money as an excuse for their inability to get the job done.” When McConigley said that her hero is Gandhi, one could only wonder what the great man would have thought about her heartlessness to those who are less fortunate?Fortunately she lost the election.The compulsion to support someone because of ethnicity is false. No one assumes that an ethnic community shares a singular politics. The reason there is this compulsion is because we are a small community in the United States: only 2 million out of 300 million (just more than half a percent). There is a belief any modern society that political office is a mark of social acceptance: if a desi gets elected to high office this means that the “native” population has finally seen desis as those who belong. I sympathize with this feeling, but it is not one that I subscribe to.To believe that we must support any desi is to lock ourselves in a small room, making us suffocate from the claustrophobia of ethnicity. Blood or ethnicity does not automatically make for good politics. Just because Jindal is a desi does not mean he earns our support. We have to read his positions, see what he plans to do on the issues that are meaningful to us, and then take a political not a sentimental position on his candidacy. Without such scrupulousness, we’ll end up promoting candidates that operate against the general tenor of the desi community.From the mid-1960s till recently, the Democratic Party has been the party of choice for desis who could vote. Nevertheless, as Mira Kamdar of the World Policy Institute points out in the recent issue of The Subcontinental (“A Move to the Right? The Shifting Sands of South Asian American Politics,” www.sub continental.org), well off, professional desis seem to be gravitating toward the GOP.But the move is gradual. The most affluent Indian Americans who live in Silicon Valley donate vast sums of money to Democratic candidates: Jessie Singh of BJS electronics, for instance, was a major donor to Mike Honda’s successful run for Congress in 2000. Among the 25 desi candidates who ran for public office in 2000, most of the credible candidates came from the Democratic Party: these included Kumar Barve (Maryland House of Delegates), Satveer Chaudhary (Minnesota State Senate), Swati Dandekar (Iowa State Assembly). Others who held a Democratic ticket and made a strong showing include Ayesha Nariman, Vij Pawar, Stuart John, G. Nanjundappa and Shawn Aranha (Rahul Mahajan ran on the Green ticket for Governor of Texas).The GOP did not field any desi candidate who had a ghost of a chance to win. Indeed, the GOP’s Karen Balderston who stood against Dandekar revealed the racism of many in her party, “While I was growing up in Iowa, learning and reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag, Swati was growing up in India under the still existent caste system. How can that prepare her for legislating in Iowa or any other part of our great United States?”Bobby Jindal seems to be a decent man. Whatever his personal achievements, he is going to conform to the discipline of the GOP and he is going to be used as a false symbol of the GOP’s “inclusiveness.” Let us not promote someone who stands with those who want to make mayhem in our world, just because they share an ethnicity with us. That is the crudest, most vulgar form of politics.   Related Itemslast_img read more

8 vehicles of Supriya Sule’s convoy found in no-parking zone, fined

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first_imgEight vehicles, which were part of NCP MP Supriya Sule’s convoy, were fined after being found parked in a no-parking area in Solapur city, the police said on Sunday.Ms. Sule on Tuesday evening participated in an event, ‘Sanvad Taishi’, a mass outreach campaign, ahead of the Assembly polls, at the Indian Medical Association’s hall at Dufferin Chowk in Solapur.As the programme started, there was a traffic jam in the area following which the police asked the event organisers to remove some vehicles parked in the no-parking area outside the premises, a traffic police official said. However, despite repeated warnings, the vehicles were not removed.Subsequently, eight vehicles, including some SUVs, which were part of Ms. Sule’s convoy, were fined under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act.These included a four-wheeler registered in the NCP’s name and another vehicle in which Ms. Sule, the Lok Sabha member from Baramati (Pune district), arrived for the event, he said. “We are not sure if any of the vehicles belonged to the MP,” the official said.However, some members of the NCP’s youth wing claimed there was no other place in the area to park the vehicles and alleged the action was taken “deliberately” by the police.Ms. Sule on Friday launched her ‘Sanvad’ (dialogue) campaign to reach out to the public ahead of the Assembly elections. In the first phase, Ms. Sule, who is the daughter of NCP chief and former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, will cover Ahmednagar, Solapur, Jalgon, Nashik, Thane and Navi Mumbai, a party leader said.last_img read more

Brighton 2018-19 season: Fixtures, transfers & squad

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first_imgBrighton avoided relegation from the Premier League last term and they are now embarking on a second successive campaign in England’s top division.Chris Hughton masterminded crucial victories over the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal as the East Sussex outfit tallied 40 points in all to steer clear of the drop zone.Players such as Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray shone for the club last season, but they will need to take things to a higher level again in 2018-19 if they wish to preserve their status.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Goal brings you everything you need to know about the Seagulls’ season ahead, including squad numbers, transfer business and their complete Premier League schedule.Brighton 2018-19 squad numbers Squad No. Position Player 1 GK Mathew Ryan 2 DF Bruno Saltor 3 DF Gaetan Bong 4 DF Shane Duffy 5 DF Lewis Dunk 6 MF Dale Stephens 7 MF Beram Kayal 8 MF Yves Bissouma 9 FW Jurgen Locadia 10 FW Florin Andone 11 MF Anthony Knockaert 13 MF Pascal Gross 14 DF Leon Balogun 16 MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 17 FW Glenn Murray 19 MF Jose Izquierdo 20 MF Solly March 21 DF Ezequiel Schelotto 22 DF Martin Montoya 23 GK Jason Steele 24 MF Davy Propper 25 FW Tomer Hemed 26 FW Percy Tau 27 GK David Button 29 DF Markus Suttner 30 DF Bernardo Brighton 2018-19 transfer activity The task which lies ahead of Brighton in 2018-19 is arguably greater than last season and they understandably sought to add reinforcements to their squad during the transfer window.Club records were smashed to sign the likes of Yves Bissouma from Lille and Alireza Jahanbakhsh from AZ, while Leon Balogun and Bernardo have joined from Bundesliga sides Mainz and RB Leipzig respectively.A host of club stalwarts have moved on too, with Steve Sidwell being released and Liam Rosenior retiring, while deadline-day deals included the addition of former Barcelona defender Martin Montoya.Transfer activity in Player Transferred from Fee Date Florin Andone Deportivo La Coruna £5m July 1 Leon Balogun Mainz Free July 1 Jason Steele Sunderland Free July 1 Bernardo RB Leipzig £9m July 5 David Button Fulham Undisc. July 16 Yves Bissouma Lille £17m July 17 Percy Tau Mamelodi Sundowns Undisc. July 20 Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ £17m July 25 Dan Burn Wigan Athletic £3m August 9 Martin Montoya Valencia £6m August 9 Transfer activity out Player Transferred to Fee Date Connor Goldson Rangers £3m July 1 Uwe Hunemeier Paderborn Free July 1 Tim Krul Norwich City Free July 1 Nick Maenpaa Bristol City Free July 1 Jamie Murphy Rangers £1m July 1 Liam Rosenior Retired N/A July 1 Steve Sidwell Released Free July 1 Sam Baldock Reading £3.5m July 30 Jiri Skalak Millwall Undisc. August 2 Dan Burn Wigan Athletic Loan August 9 Brighton 2018-19 Premier League fixtures Alireza Jahanbakhsh BrightonBrighton kicked off the 2018-19 Premier League season away from home against Watford but they struggled to make an impact in a 2-0 defeat.Things don’t get much easier for the Seagulls, with games against Manchester United, Liverpool, Fulham and Southampton completing their opening five matches.The first M23 Derby of the season is set to take place December, when Crystal Palace visit the Amex Stadium and the return fixture will happen in March next year.December will be a particularly testing month, with games Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton also scheduled.Depending on how results pan out during the season, the final run-in could be seriously hazardous, with Newcastle United, then Arsenal at home and away trip to Man City to top it all off.You can see the full list of Brighton’s Premier League fixtures for 2018-19 below. Date Time (UK) Match 11/08/18 3pm Watford vs Brighton 19/08/18 4pm Brighton vs Man Utd 25/08/18 5:30pm Liverpool vs Brighton 01/09/18 3pm Brighton vs Fulham 17/09/18 8pm Southampton vs Brighton 22/09/18 5:30pm Brighton vs Tottenham 29/09/18 3pm Man City vs Brighton 05/10/18 8pm Brighton vs West Ham 20/10/18 3pm Newcastle United vs Brighton 27/10/18 3pm Brighton vs Wolves 03/11/18 3pm Everton vs Brighton 10/11/18 12:30pm Cardiff City vs Brighton 24/11/18 3pm Brighton vs Leicester City 01/12/18 3pm Huddersfield Town vs Brighton 04/12/18 7:45pm Brighton vs Crystal Palace 08/12/18 3pm Burnley vs Brighton 15/12/18 3pm Brighton vs Chelsea 22/12/18 3pm Bournemouth vs Brighton 26/12/18 3pm Brighton vs Arsenal 29/12/18 3pm Brighton vs Everton 01/01/19 3pm West Ham vs Brighton 12/01/19 3pm Brighton vs Liverpool 19/01/19 3pm Man Utd vs Brighton 29/01/19 7:45 Fulham vs Brighton 02/02/19 3pm Brighton vs Watford 09/02/19 3pm Brighton vs Burnley 23/02/19 3pm Chelsea vs Brighton 26/02/19 7:45pm Leicester City vs Brighton 02/03/19 3pm Brighton vs Huddersfield Town 09/03/19 3pm Crystal Palace vs Brighton 16/03/19 3pm Brighton vs Cardiff City 30/03/19 3pm Brighton vs Southampton 06/04/19 3pm Tottenham vs Brighton 13/04/19 3pm Brighton vs Bournemouth 20/04/19 3pm Wolves vs Brighton 27/04/19 3pm Brighton vs Newcastle United 04/05/19 3pm Arsenal vs Brighton 12/05/19 3pm Brighton vs Man City Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Wild card Sinha upsets seeded Japanese rival to enter semis

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first_imgPune, Jun 1 (PTI) Indian wild card Nitin Kumar Sinha surprised his third-seeded Japanese rival Taisei Ichikawa in three sets to enter the boys singles semi-finals of the HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship here at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, here today.Sinha, ranked more than 160 places below his Japanese rival, dropped the opening set before gathering his wits to carve out a shock 4-6 6-2 7-6(7) victory in the quarter finals.Joining Sinha, a lowly 294 in the world junior rankings, in the last four were his compatriots – top seed Siddanth Banthia and Megh Bhargav Patel ? and Malaysia?s Christian Didier Chin who ousted India?s seventh-seeded Dhruv Sunish.In the girls? singles, top seed Mahak Jain and second seed Mihika Yadav kept India?s hopes alive by entering the semi-finals.Mahak Jain breezed past compatriot and wild card Salsa Aher 6-2 6-2 while Mihika also scored a easy win over Funa Kozaki of Japan 6-1 6-2 in today?s quarter final ties.In the other quarter-finals, Taipeis Kuan Yi Lee stopped the run of Indian Vaidehi Chaudhari 6-4 6-4 while Thailanda Mai Napatt Nirundorn got past Mana Kawamura of Japan 6-1 1-6 7-5 to complete the semi-final line-up.The results:Boys singles (quarter finals): 1-Siddhant Banthia (Ind) bt Ho Ray(TPE) 3-6 6-3 6-1; Megh Bhargav Patel (Ind) bt Digvijay Singh (Ind) 6-4 6-4; Christian Didier Chin (MAS) bt 7-Dhruv Sunish (Ind) 7-6(2) 6-4; Nitin Kumar Sinha (Ind) bt 3-Taisei Ichikawa (JPN) 4-6 6-2 7-6(7).Girls singles (quarter finals): 1-Mahak Jain (Ind) bt Salsa Aher (Ind) 6-2 6-2; 4-Kuan Yi Lee (TPE) bt 7-Vaidehi Chaudhari (Ind) 6-4 6-4; 5-Mai Napatt Nirundorn (THA) Mana Kawamura (JPN) 6-1 1-6 7-5; 2-Mihika Yadav (Ind) bt Funa Kozaki (JPN) 6-1 6-2. PTI SSR RSY BASadvertisementlast_img read more

I don’t need any extra motivation as far as cricket is concerned: Cheteshwar Pujara

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first_imgWhen it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara.Whether India have to post a big first innings score or are chasing a big total, Pujara is the man that the Men in Blue, usually, depend upon.And more often than not, Pujara delivers for the team. In fact, the performance of this Rajkot lad has been one of the key pillars in India’s success in Test cricket in the last five to six years.Pujara was dropped from the Test team during the tour of West Indies last year. But since his return to the team, India have played 15 Tests and Pujara has emerged as the team’s highest run-getter.In fact, in the period from August 18, 2016 until now, the gutsy right-handed batsman is the highest run-getter in Test cricket.In 15 Tests in the above said period, Pujara has scored 1469 runs at an average of 66.77 along with five hundreds and eight half centuries.Even in the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle, Pujara, more known as ‘Che’ by his teammates, was once again in his vintage touch as he struck 153 runs to propel India to a monstrous first-inning score of 600.Pujara, alongside Shikhar Dhawan (190), led India’s carnage as they posted 399 runs on the opening day of the Test match. They both stitched together a 253-run partnership and helped the team attain the driver’s seat in the Test match.On Day Two, the visitors further strengthened their grip on the Test match, as they reduced the hosts to 154/5 by the time stumps were drawn.advertisementDuring the press conference after the second day’s play, Pujara was asked about what keeps him going, to which he replied:”Whenever I play cricket, at the international level or first class level, I enjoy this game. I don’t need any extra motivation as far as cricket is concerned. I love playing this game, I love my batting.””Whenever I get an opportunity to score runs or to do something on the field, I always like that challenge and I am always very well prepared. I trust on my preparation and work hard on the same. Whenever there is a challenge, I am always up for it,” he added.One of the most special things about Pujara’s style of play is his conventional, orthodox way of Test batting. In the era of T20s, he is one of the very few batsmen who still uses the conventional way of blocking and grinding the opposition till the time they become tired and bowl lose deliveries.He bats for long periods and tries to build his inning.However, his knock on Wednesday was more fluent as compared to his earlier innings. He used his feet well against the spinners and was always in search of scoring opportunities.Off the 265 balls he faced, Pujara was in control for most of his innings and struck stylish 13 boundaries as well.”As a batsman, you always want to perform well on challenging wickets. The wicket at SSC in 2015 was more challenging than this one. When you score a hundred on such wickets, it is more satisfying than this one. I always enjoy scoring hundreds,” he said when asked about his preparation to bat on challenging wickets.In a stellar Test career of 49 matches, the 29-year-old has amassed 3942 runs at an average of 53.27. He has scored 12 centuries, with a top score of 206*. And one could only expect this Rajkot lad to continue with this conventional, gritty, gutsy style of batting and score more runs for India.last_img read more

RCB vs KXIP IPL 2019, T20 broadcast: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Live Streaming

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first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will aim for yet another victory and keep their slim chances of making it to the playoffs alive when they take on the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.RCB would take a lot of confidence from their last victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which they registered despite heroics from MS Dhoni in a nail-biting clash.The inclusion of Dale Steyn has strengthened their bowling attack who is not only providing the early breakthroughs but also is instilling confidence in others bowlers like Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini. Their batting boasts off having world class batters like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who have been in good form in the tournament.KXIP, on the other hand, lost their previous game against the Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the national capital.Apart from KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, their batsmen have not been performing — a worrying sign for the Punjab-based franchise who are at the fifth position in the points table. Their bowling has also been not great with bowlers leaking runs and not picking up wickets at crucial junctures of the game.RCB would be the more confident side going into the match, having beaten the KXIP the last time these two teams met at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on April 13.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KXIP be played?advertisementThe IPL 2019 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab will be played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KXIP live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KXIP?You can follow our coverage here- www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KXIP?Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas BarmanKings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet BrarAlso Read | Shame to leave IPL midway when RCB is winning: Moeen Alilast_img read more

IOWA & NEBRASKA PLANNED PARENTHOODS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT

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first_imgSeveral affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.The lawsuits were filed Friday in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, Washington, by four different Planned Parenthood affiliates covering New York City and six states including Iowa and Nebraska.Planned Parenthood says the lawsuits are intended to protect the future of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program from what they termed ineffective abstinence-only curriculums.The Trump administration has announced that it would end funding for what Planned Parenthood called science-based portions of the program.APlast_img

Devante Smith-Pelly says racial taunting from NHL fans was ‘disgusting’

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first_img Support The Guardian Evan Sporer (@ev_sporer)Next, he clearly has had enough of whatever is being said, gets up to address the fans. pic.twitter.com/VLu4qHSSMyFebruary 18, 2018 The Blackhawks condemned the fans’ actions in a statement on Saturday night. “We were made aware of an incident at tonight’s game involving a small group of attendees who made harmful comments directed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly,” the Blackhawks said. “The fans were immediately removed and we apologize to Smith-Pelly and the Washington Capitals organization. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for everyone who attends out games and these actions will never be tolerated.” Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Chicago Blackhawks Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Did the NHL kill men’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics? US sports Ice hockey Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Messenger news NHL Washington Capitals The 25-year-old Canadian is in his first season with the Capitals. He also has played for Anaheim, Montreal and New Jersey. He is one of only 30 black players in the NHL. In 2017 he told the Toronto Star that he had been told to “go back to playing basketball” in the past by a fan.“I can’t go to anyone on my team and have them understand really how it is to be in my shoes,” he told the Star of his experience as a black player. “Just because I’m a professional hockey player: they just don’t understand. So it’s really lonely in that sense. You don’t really have anyone.” Share via Email Topics Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Devante Smith-Pelly was taunted by four fans shouting “basketball, basketball, basketball” on Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks’ game against the Washington Capitals.Washington’s Smith-Pelly, who is black, was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago’s Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box. An off-ice official sitting next to him notified building security, and the fans were ejected. Smith-Pelly was visibly upset by the taunting, at one point tapping the glass separating him from the fans. “It’s disgusting. It’s sad that in 2018 we’re still talking about the same thing, over and over,” Smith-Pelly said on Sunday. “It’s sad that athletes like myself 30, 40 years ago were standing in the same spot saying the same thing. You’d think there’d be some sort of change or progression but we’re still working toward it, I guess, and we’re going to keep working toward it.” Reuse this contentlast_img read more

9 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso: We’re not taking Coppa Italia lightly

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first_imgAC Milan coach Gattuso: We’re not taking Coppa Italia lightlyby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says they’ll take their Coppa Italia tie with Sampdoria seriously.Milan also face Juventus next week in Jeddah for the Supercoppa.Gattuso said, “We’re not going on vacation to Genoa, we are taking part in a competition that we really care about.“Last season, we reached the Final of the Coppa Italia and that was a huge disappointment. “It’s true, we are facing a Sampdoria side in stunning shape, but we too will use the best team available to go through.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Here’s Who Nick Saban Thinks Should Be Favored To Win It All (It’s Not Alabama)

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first_imgNick Saban seen talking to the media.ESPN.Alabama is the favorite to win it all this season, according to nearly every sportsbook out there. Nick Saban disagrees with the oddsmakers. Who does the five-time national champion head coach think should be favored to win the national championship? The team his program defeated in last season’s College Football Playoff title game: Clemson. “How can they not pick Clemson?” Saban said during his appearance at ESPN today. “Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in college football since Cam Newton.”Bama 5/1 fav to win nat’l title. Nick Saban: “How can they not pick Clemson? Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in CFB since Cam Newton”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 19, 2016Coach Saban starting the morning off in Bristol on @SportsCenter #RollTide pic.twitter.com/taAVky2Ohs— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) July 19, 2016This is just Saban trying to lessen the expectations for his team, but Clemson’s path to the national championship game is clearer than Alabama’s. The Crimson Tide are probably a more-talented team, but their quarterback situation is unclear and the schedule is pretty brutal. The Tigers, meanwhile, have a Heisman Trophy contender behind center and a more manageable schedule. Who are you betting on to win it all this year?last_img read more

DNV GL Appoints New Director of Europe and Southern …

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first_img Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom DNV GL – Oil & Gas, the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, has appointed Liv Hovem as Director of its Europe and Southern Africa Division.DNV GL’s Europe and Southern Africa Division is a leading provider of risk management, technical advisory and technical assurance services across the entire oil and gas value chain for global customers headquartered in Norway, UK, Continental Europe and South Africa. In her division Hovem leads 2,200 people combining deep industry expertise, particularly in challenging operating environments gained from experience working in North Sea and Arctic projects.In addition to spending 5% of the revenue on research & development which will benefit the whole sector, customers are provided with materials, component, corrosion and coating testing as well as structural and large-scale testing at its state-of-the-art laboratories in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Norway.“Although the outlook for Europe’s oil and gas sector is positive overall, senior oil and gas professionals are uncertain about oil & gas prices and hitting their targets. New EU offshore safety legislation also has implications for operators headquartered in Europe. In this changing environment, DNV GL has a valuable role to play as an independent partner, helping our customers comply with regulations. We also help them manage their costs and performance through technology innovation, standards and our accumulated risk methodologies,” says Liv Hovem, Director of DNV GL’s Europe and Southern Africa Division.“It’s encouraging to see that a deeper industry safety culture is taking root in Europe and companies are waking up to the competitive advantage offered by having an HSE focus. The dilemma is that it may put an additional pressure on costs during this period of belt tightening, which could affect the improvements made in safety records. Ultimately, our goal is to help the industry becoming safer, smarter and greener,” says Liv Hovem.Liv Hovem has been with DNV GL since 1988. She has more than 25 years of experience in international management, technical advisory, engineering, development and research in the oil & gas and maritime industries – in areas such as classification, risk and probabilistic modelling, hydrodynamics and strength of ships and offshore structures. Her leadership background includes strategy and strategic development, innovation and growth in hot markets, leading through change and organizational development. She is a board member in research related institutions.Ms Hovem has an MSc in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from UC Berkeley (1990) and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian Technical University (1987). DNV GL, February 14, 2014last_img read more

Even CongAAP alliance could not have stopped BJP sweep

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first_imgNEW DELHI: After the humongous victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the seven seats of Delhi, the question which is buzzing among the residents and party workers that if the alliance between AAP and Congress could have stopped the BJP in all these seats.However, the trend in Delhi showed that the AAP-Confress alliance might not have worked to defeat the BJP. As counting began at 8 am on Thursday, the voting trends in Delhi were clearly in favour of the BJP. At 1.40 pm, the BJP recorded a 56.1% vote share in Delhi, a jump of almost 10 per cent from 2014. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe Congress’ vote share increased to 22.3 percent from 15.2 percent in 2014, while AAP’s reduced to 18.5 percent from 33.1 percent. According to numbers, the combined number of AAP and Congress would be around 41 per cent which would not have been enough to keep the BJP out of power. However, a section of both parties believes that this number is not comparable with the speculative number of if an alliance happened. Sources in both parties said that the effect of non-alliance on the grass root level played a huge role in this result. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceAhead of the elections, the Opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party had started negotiations to fight the Delhi seats as allies. After talks broke down, many political observers suggested that the split in the vote in Delhi between the Congress and AAP would benefit the BJP. While the minority vote shifted from the AAP to the Congress the AAP also lost its ground from their strongholds such as the slums and unauthorised colonies. In all the seats which has large numbers of slums and the unauthorised colonies, the AAP has significantly performed in those areas. “The non-alliance has played a very negative role in Delhi. People voted for the Center and as we could not form an alliance the people lost the faith on our political narrative,” said a senior AAP leader. In 2014, while both AAP and Congress did not get even one parliamentary seat in Delhi, AAP defeated Congress and BJP in the 2015 Assembly elections. In 2017, the BJP swept the municipal corporation elections. AAP and Congress were neck-and-neck with regard to vote share that year.last_img read more

Lankans displaced in Italy

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The Embassy is in constant touch with the Sri Lankan community in the affected areas and the Civil Protection Agency of Italy to render any assistance, if required. The names of the displaced Sri Lankans could be viewed here http://www.mea.gov.lk/. Around 25 Sri Lankans have been displaced due to the Earthquake that struck parts of Italy with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale on May 20, 2012, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy said.The Embassy said that the displaced Sri Lankans have been provided with the necessary facilities. It was one of the strongest quakes to shake the region, seismologists said, and initial television footage indicated that older buildings had suffered damage: roofs collapsed, church towers showed cracks and the bricks of some stone walls tumbled into the street. read more

Toddler pushes fallen dresser off twin brother

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A terrifying story out of Utah, where a set of twins is lucky to be alive after an Ikea dresser they were climbing on tipped over on top of them.Dressers and shelves falling on top of kids happens a lot. In fact, last June Ikea recalled 29 million dressers after 6 children were crushed to death. This wasn’t one of the recalled dressers, but it should still serve as a reminder to parents to secure their furniture.

Aboriginal Greek connection celebrated

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first_imgPremier Ted Baillieu paid tribute last week to 15 exceptional Victorians who have played a significant part in the community in the 2012 Indigenous Honour Roll Induction Ceremony at Fed Square, and one of those honoured has an eternal connection to Greece. As the image of Reg Saunders MBE (1920-1990) appeared on the video screen, a huge cheer went up from the hundreds of guests at the awards dinner. 22 years after his passing, Saunders – the first Aboriginal officer in the Australian Army – remains an iconic figure in the Indigenous and wider community for his dedicated service as a soldier in WWII and Korea, and for his later work as a leader in Aboriginal development. Saunders fought in the Greek campaign in WWII and in Crete where he was hidden for a year by the Cretan people after the Allied surrender. His connection to Greece was marked movingly on the night by Glenda Humes, (his eldest daughter) who had made a point of inviting representatives of the PanCretan Association of Melbourne to the Saunders’ family table. As Ms Humes received a replica of a traditional malgarr (Aboriginal shield) on behalf of her father, she beckoned on stage Pancretan committee members John Rerakis and Tony Tsourdalakis to rapturous applause. Ms Humes explained the debt of gratitude she said her father felt to the Cretans who gave him refuge after the Battle of Crete. The room stood as one and applauded generously. John Rerakis told Neos Kosmos that it had been an inspirational experience to attend the induction ceremony. “We were welcomed like family. The embrace I got off Glenda was like a Greek mother’s embrace. “For her to invite us on stage was a great mark of respect to the Cretan community. “We were the only non-Indigenous people on stage that night. They wanted to hear our side of the story.” Beyond Reg Saunders’ induction, another 14 inductees were added to the Honour Roll, examples of individuals who had excelled in a range of areas including welfare, activism, business and the arts. “All the inductees were true heroes who faced incredible adversity and helped their community and other Australians in so many ways,” said the PanCretan Association’s vice president. The Indigenous Honour Roll is a central part of the Victorian Government’s approach to reconciliation, raising awareness of the history and contributions Indigenous Australians make to society. Recommendations for inductees are provided to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs by an independent Advisory Panel which includes Aboriginal community leaders. Premier Baillieu told the audience that the Victorian Government was “proud to recognise the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal Victorians to our shared history. “The remarkable achievements of these outstanding individuals provide an inspiring legacy for future generations. “The Honour Roll is an Australian first, and is an important recognition of Indigenous Victorians instigating change and making lasting contributions that benefit the community at a state, national and international level,” Mr Baillieu said. Fed Square will witness a second event celebrating Reg Saunders’ connection to Greece and Crete, as part of The Xylouris Ensemble concert at BMW Edge on December 14. Tickets are available online at www.trybooking.com/CESE Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

300 produits étiquetés nourri sans OGM chez Carrefour

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first_img300 produits étiquetés “nourri sans OGM” chez CarrefourFrance – Le nouveau logo, vert et rond, fera son apparition demain dans les rayons des supermarchés. Il concernera tous les produits comme le porc, le veau, la volaille, les œufs ou les poissons d’élevage. L’enseigne anticipe ainsi la promulgation d’un décret sur l’étiquetage des produits non modifiés génétiquement, en cours d’examen par le Haut conseil des biotechnologies.C’est un pas important pour la grande distribution. Jusqu’à maintenant, les interrogations restent fréquentes dans les rayons : on ignore souvent si des OGM sont présents dans certains aliments. Et cette initiative, approuvée par Greenpeace et WWF, va enfin pouvoir apporter une information plus transparente aux consommateurs. “Aujourd’hui, concrètement, pour être certains de consommer des produits issus d’animaux nourris sans OGM, les consommateurs n’ont d’autre choix que les produits bio, pour le reste c’est l’inconnu”, explique Greenpeace.Avec cette nouvelle étiquette “nourri sans OGM”, le directeur exécutif de Carrefour France veut répondre à cette demande de la clientèle. “96% des consommateurs souhaitent ces informations”, a estimé James McCann dans un entretien avec le Journal du Dimanche.Il faut s’attendre à ce que le prix de certains de ces produits augmente. La traçabilité mise en place pour éviter toute contamination a un coût. La viande garantie sans OGM est vendue en moyenne 8% plus chère par les producteurs. Mais James McCann assure “absorber l’essentiel du surcoût”. L’impact sur le prix de vente sera de 2% environ, selon lui. Greenpeace espère que cette démarche incitera le gouvernement à avancer sur la question de l’étiquetage des produits animaux, et qu’il y aura un effet domino. Elle aimerait à présent voir des pratiques similaires se développer dans les autres enseignes de la grande distribution et l’industrie agroalimentaire.Le 25 octobre 2010 à 13:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Corail les récifs pourraient totalement disparaître dici 30 ans

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first_imgCorail : les récifs pourraient totalement disparaître d’ici 30 ansUn rapport publié par le centre de réflexion World Resources Institute dresse un constat alarmant quant à l’état de santé des récifs coralliens à travers le monde. Le document réunit plusieurs études menées sur ce sujet, et prévient que les coraux pourraient totalement disparaître des fonds marins d’ici les trente prochaines années, si rien n’est entrepris pour les protéger de l’extinction qui les menace.Réchauffement et acidification des océans, navigation maritime, surpêche et urbanisation des côtes sont autant de menaces qui pèsent sur les coraux, met en garde le dernier rapport du World Resources Institute cité par Cyberpresse. “Si on les laisse sans contrôle, plus de 90 % des récifs seront menacés d’ici 2030 et à peu près tous les récifs d’ici 2050”, prévient l’étude.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Le réchauffement climatique, qui engendre une augmentation des températures de l’océan, a déjà provoqué un inquiétant blanchissement des coraux. Ceux-ci abritent des millions d’algues ne supportant pas ce réchauffement de l’eau. Lors que ces algues meurent, le corail perd ses couleurs, meurt de faim, et devient alors un squelette calcaire. Quant à l’acidification des océans, engendrée par la pollution au dioxyde de carbone, elle affecte la croissance et la structure même des coraux, explique le rapport. Les récifs coralliens abritent le tiers des espèces marines à ce jour recensées sur la planète. Leur disparition provoquerait une perte de biodiversité catastrophique, souligne cette étude.Le 23 février 2011 à 20:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

HTC et Facebook sur un téléphone social

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first_imgHTC et Facebook sur un téléphone “social”HTC aurait conclu un accord pour que Facebook gère le réseau social sur leur prochain téléphone. Nom de code : « Buffy ».HTC est un des plus gros fournisseurs de smartphones. Et que font les geeks sur leurs smartphones ? Pour beaucoup d’entre eux, ils passent du temps sur Facebook. Il y a donc une grande cohérence à ce projet de téléphone réalisé en coopération entre les deux entités. Selon All Things Digital, la commercialisation serait prévue dans un an à un an et demi.L’idée est d’inclure le Facebook au cœur du  système d’exploitation, pour que tous les services fonctionnent de façon optimale. Par exemple le HTML5, pour toutes les applications.C’est la première incursion en personne de Facebook dans le monde des constructeurs téléphoniques. Samsung avait d’abord été pressenti comme partenaire, mais c’est HTC qui l’a emporté. Peut-être leur précédents téléphones Chacha et Salsa, dédiés à Facebook, était-il un préliminaire ? À lire aussiFacebook finance un projet qui traduit les pensées en phrases écritesVoilà bien deux ans que Facebook s’est attaqué aux mobiles en proposant un site ainsi que des applications dédiés aux mobiles. Mais ses concurrents directs, Apple et Google, jouent dans une autre ligue puisqu’ils fabriquent les téléphones qui font tourner ces applications ! Facebook cherche donc à diminuer cet écart. Quant au nom de code, il ferait bel et bien référence à la fameuse tueuse de vampires. Un choix original pour un appareil destiné à combattre Apple et Google…Les grands maîtres suceurs de données, pour HTC ?Le 22 novembre 2011 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

New bill to give parents statutory paid leave to grieve death of

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first_imgA new bill has been introduced to Parliament that would enable employed parents to receive statutory paid leave to grieve after the death of their child.The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill was introduced into Parliament on 19 July 2017 by Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton. The law is supported by the government in line with its pledge to enhance rights and protections in the workplace.The new law will work to allow grieving parents in employment to take paid leave in order to privately mourn after the death of their child.Currently, there is no legal requirement for employers to provide paid leave for grieving parents. Under the Employment Rights Act, employees have a day-one right to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to deal with an emergency involving a dependent. This would include making arrangements following the death of a dependent. The length of this unpaid leave is usually agreed between the employer and employee.The bill is expected to have its second reading in the autumn.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will work with employers, employee representatives, and campaigners over the summer in order to better understand the needs of bereaved parents and their employers.Hollinrake said: “This is such an important bill for parents going through the most terrible of times. There is little any of us can do to help, but at least we can make sure that every employer will give them time to grieve.“I have represented a number of constituents who have had to deal with the tragedy of losing a child and I am honoured to be able to do something to help parents in these desperate circumstances.”Margot James, business minister, added: “The loss of a child is a traumatic experience for any parent. For parents holding down a job at the same time as dealing with their grief it can be doubly stressful.“We want parents to get the support they need at this deeply upsetting time. That is why government is supporting this private member’s bill which will introduce statutory paid bereavement leave for employed parents.”last_img read more