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Zoo Miami launches Zoo Doo to celebrate Endangered Species Week

first_imgZoo Miami launched a new program, “Zoo Doo,” in an effort to reduce its landfill footprint and celebrate Endangered Species Week, Wednesday.As part of the program, Zoo Miami has been collecting the manure of various endangered herbivores, including rhinos and elephants, and combining it with ground up tree, plants and zoo debris to create compost.The process also helps the zoo to save on the purchase of soil.The program was made possible through the use of a specialized composter called the Enviro-Drum, which is only utilized by Zoo Miami and one other zoo in the country.About 2,000 pounds of manure was collected daily from six elephants, five rhinos and three Bantengs, supplying the “brown” waste that is then combined with landscaping “green” waste to create compost.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Sri Reddy to release footage and voice recording of financier Subramanians murder

first_imgSri ReddyTwitterControversial actress Sri Reddy has announced that she will release the footage and voice recording of financier Subramanian and others, who allegedly planned to murder her at her Chennai residence.After levelling serious allegations against many Tollywood and Kollywood celebs, Sri Reddy shifted her base to Tamil Nadu last year. She has been living at Anbu Nagar, Valasaravakkam, in Chennai for some time now. She had recently filed a complaint against two people who allegedly assaulted her.In her complaint, Sri Reddy claimed that financier Subramani and his assistant Gopi had come to her apartment on March 21. The two assaulted her and threatened to kill her. Valasaravakkam police officials are now investigating the case. Subramani was arrested in a case when he was in Hyderabad. He came to Chennai later to accuse her. He assaulted her saying that she was the reason behind the arrest.Sri Reddy has claimed that she has video and audio proof for financier Subramani’s assault. The actress took to her Facebook account to announce it and wrote, “I have a life is in a question mark..they did a murder plan(financier subramanianAnd others)..few people waiting for a time to murder me..they wl murder me..I am going to release the footage and voice record today..”After failing to get film offers, Sri Reddy had started a protest against casting couch and sexual harassment in the film industry. She exposed some popular celebs including Koratala Siva, AR Murugadoss, Raghava Lawrence and Abhiram Daggubati. She even stripped in front of the MAA office in Hyderabad to prove her point.Her fight yielded good results with two offers coming in her way. Sri Reddy has bagged a role in Raghava Lawrence’s upcoming film. She is playing the role of Lakshmi Parvathi in filmmaker Kethireddy Jagadishwar Reddy’s Lakshmi’s Veeragrandham. She also revealed that there will be a biopic titled Reddy Diaries, based on her life. This film will be helmed by debutant director Alauddin.last_img read more

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RCOM in Talks To Merge With MTS Provider Sistema Shyam

first_imgA merger of telecom business of Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Russia’s Sistema is on the cards.The merger between the Indian telecom business of Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) and Anil Ambani-led RCOM is likely to happen through stock swap.”The discussions are indicative and non-binding in nature, and remain subject to due diligence, definitive documentation and approvals, as may be necessary,” Reliance Communications said in a statement Monday.”There is no certainty that any transaction will result,” the statement added.RCOM, a flagship company Reliance ADAG Group, has more than 118 million users on its network.SSTL, which provides telecom services through MTS brand, has a customer base of over 10 million wireless users, Business Standard reported.India’s fourth largest telecom operator RCOM is struggling to reduce its debt, which stood at ₹36,725.7 crore by the end of March quarter this year.So far, the telecom operator has pledged 22.25 crore shares, or 8.94 per cent, of the share capital.To trim its debt, RCOM is considering monetizing its non-core assets by selling DTH business, offloading its stake in overseas operations at Reliance Globalcom and selling stake in tower business Reliance Infratel, Business Line reported.In 2014-15, net profit of RCOM plunged 32 percent to ₹714 crore compared to ₹1,047 crore a year ago.However, the company has announced to make substantial investments in the current fiscal to grow its data business.”We will invest in the range of ₹1,500-Rs 2,000 crore this fiscal. Our focus area would largely be to increase data revenue,” RCom Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Business Gurdeep Singh told PTI.MTS has a strong presence in non-voice segment and derives 46.9 percent of total revenues from the segment. MTS saw its data card subscribers going up by 10.3 percent to 1.6 million by the end of 2014, Telecom Lead reported.last_img read more

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Capering with the Cape Town boys

first_imgOn a Saturday afternoon in Capetown, basking in a corner of the Old Biscuit Mill- an erstwhile mill turned into a buzzing art and craft market- Jeremy strummed his guitar inconspicuously. Taken in by his music, Motheo walked into the picture with a polite request, ‘If I may rap along?’ This was back in 2010.Fast forward to 2013: Jeremy Loops is a rage in South Africa, after having performed in Rocking the daisies and Oppikoppi festival to over 10000 plus audience. And on this World Music Day, they came to the Capital as an upcoming international music band under Viacom 18’s emerging artistes platform – Emerge.  Jeremy,  armed with his loop peddle, harmonica and guitar; Motheo Moleko with his engaging rap; and Jamie Faull with his smooth saxophone tones made a debut in Delhi with some balmy notes, a heart full of curiosity for India, and exuberance writ large on their faces. Millennium Post catches up with Jeremy.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’How’s India, going by the first impressions?I have been here since today morning but I always dreamt of coming to India as a little boy.  The things that I thought of imaginatively, I have already sensed them: the smells, the people, the crazy motorcyclists…Growing up in South Africa, I had quite a few Indian friends. So, it’s not foreign for me.Looping live on stage post a degree in finance was a big transition. What did you set out for?I am a creative person by nature who was balancing the creative side with academics while growing up. I did my B.Sc in property development and finance. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe academic pressures made me go more creative. By the end of four years of college, when I had to take up a corporate job, I wanted to be in a band. I knew a lot of bands never take off or fail quickly and I had never sung before. I could only play guitar, so nobody would have accepted me back then. So, in 2007, I sailed off on a yacht and carried a set of loop peddles to escape for a few years. That extra time on my hands, my solitude, night time photography and music forced me to be more creative and dreamy. I have always loved Neil Young’s ’Dreaming man’, I connect to the song that goes this way: I am a dreaming man but that’s my problem.. I can’t say when I am not being real. It is wonderful to travel around the world with my music.  Was meeting Motheo in the Old biscuit mill, a significant juncture for your musical journey?Old biscuit mill is this organic place to go to for food and craft markets. I had just come back from sailing then and didn’t know what to do with my life. I was in a dark space. I had all this material I had been writing and I wanted to be in a band but I had never performed. I was making folk music and he jammed in with rap. Two weeks later, I was invited to play a gig in a club that made me believe, ‘maybe I can do something.’Quoting you, ‘I was scared of walking on stage to a gathering of 20000 people…’ Does the fear still overpower the performer in you?People always tell me that the scare would subside while excitement grows on.Standing amidst so many people out there, you have to grow over your personal barriers and insecurities. Its your music that you are putting out there and if people don’t like it, it gets personal.  With looping, we make our music live, so there are more chances of mistakes but the fear dissipates sooner now. What inspires you as a musician?Folk movement in the last few years by bands such as Mumford and sons.Ten years ago I couldn’t have been making my kind of music, but now the folk electronic music is commercially feasible. And I love music– live music by real people. Of my own songs, I really connect to ‘Power’. I made it to motivate myself and listening onto the radio, people connect to it in the same way, while starting their day in the morning.Is there a dream platform where you want to perform?I think I told myself, when I play in Glastonbury festival in UK, I will believe I have really achieved. But my goals are constantly changing. That’s the problem with human nature!Now, I am trying to set my goals as to where I want to spend my time. I don’t want to be a band that tours all around the world the entire year because it is incredibly taxing to be on road all the time. It will be better for us to find places where we resonate with the people to make them our strongholds. Eventually I would love to jam with the tabla and sitar players in India. It would be great if there could be a musical exchange between South Africa and India.last_img read more

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Man taken to hospital after police called to man in distress on

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA man was taken to hospital after emergency services were called to a bridge over a busy Stoke-on-Trent dual carriageway in the early hours of the morning. Police and paramedics were called to the bridge over the A500 in Etruria at around 2.30am today (Wednesday April 10) after the man was spotted on the wrong side of the railings by an off-duty paramedic. The road was briefly shut while the man was persuaded to come down. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to a report of a man in distress on a bridge on the A500 in the early hours of this morning at 2.30am (10 April). Read MoreNorth Staffordshire couple killed in motorbike crash with tractor   “Officers attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital by colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service. “The road reopened 20 minutes later.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman added:  “An off-duty paramedic was heading back and spotted a male on the wrong side of the railings on a bridge over the A500. “They quickly called the police. “We attended and the man was assessed and taken to hospital by ambulance.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

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first_imgNews | April 30, 2009 Ohio State University, Cardinal Health, State of Ohio to Invest $10 Million To Advance Medical Imaging News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more April 30, 2009 – The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health and Ohio Third Frontier announced a collaboration that will invest more than $10 million to help shape the future of the medical diagnostic industry, combining Ohio State’s Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging research capabilities and Cardinal Health’s manufacturing and commercialization expertise for molecular imaging agents.Molecular imaging is one of the fastest growing areas in biotechnology, where specialized pharmaceuticals are injected into the body and seek out cellular functions related to specific disease. These imaging agents are visible using sophisticated imaging equipment, resulting in the ability to diagnose disease before a patient exhibits symptoms.The partnership will expand OSU’s Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging to include a new Molecular Imaging Technology Center. The center will house Ohio State’s researchers, as well as Cardinal Health’s radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility and nuclear pharmacy operations. Also, a distinguished faculty position in radiopharmaceutical chemistry will be added to Ohio State’s department of radiology.The new Molecular Imaging Technology Center will provide Ohio State researchers with unique manufacturing capabilities and expertise to aid development of new molecular imaging agents in positron emission tomography (PET imaging). Cardinal Health will support manufacturing and dispensing of these agents for clinical trials across its national network of radiopharmaceutical facilities.”While we expect to immediately create up to a dozen highly-skilled jobs with this exciting new partnership, the true value is collaborating with Ohio State and Cardinal Health to attract the best and brightest researchers to Ohio and continue to diversify our state’s economy,” said Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher.”Never before has the University’s role in generating long-term economic growth been more evident,” said E. Gordon Gee, president of the university. “The Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging is an excellent example, creating some 280 jobs, attracting or launching nine companies and generating a 10-to-1 return on the state’s investment.”John Rademacher, president of Cardinal Health’s Nuclear Pharmacy business said, “Researchers and industry alike will be attracted to the Molecular Imaging Technology Center as a one-stop shop for research, development, clinical investigational trials and full commercialization of new molecular imaging agents.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more last_img read more

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Bill Neville Joins LoanLogics as President COO

first_imgBrian Fitzpatrick, CEO and former President of LoanLogics, will focus on strategy, revenue growth, new clients, new products, and continue to improve customer satisfaction. As the CEO, Fitzpatrick is also LoanLogics’ “chief culture officer” and will be responsible for ensuring the organization remains faithful to its values during a time of rapid growth. Share Bill Neville Joins LoanLogics as President, COO LoanLogics, a Pennsylvania based technology provider in loan quality management and performance analytics, announced the appointment of veteran financial services leader Bill Neville as its President and COO. In his new role, Neville will be responsible for overseeing all operational controls, technology and software development, and the procedures and staff required to scale and grow the company. In addition to his executive role, Neville will also be a member of LoanLogics’ Board of Directors. Bill Neville Brian Fitzpatrick COO loan LoanLogics mortgage technology 2018-01-27 Radhika Ojhacenter_img “We are thrilled Bill is joining LoanLogics, especially at this critical time in the company’s growth,” said Fitzpatrick. “In particular, Bill’s expertise in financial planning, organizational development, product management and financial services technology make him a perfect fit for this role. We expect him to have a significant impact on LoanLogics’ future.” Neville has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as President, North America for Finastra. In his prior roles he served as a Board Director and later President of U.S. business at D+H, where he played an important role in the acquisition of various companies including Mortgagebot, Avista Solutions and Harland Financial. “LoanLogics has earned a stellar reputation by doing more than any other company to ensure the quality of loan file data in financial transactions,” said Neville. “In fact, the company’s loan quality management software is the go-to platform for lenders. I look forward to playing an instrumental role in the company’s continued growth by improving upon its financial strength and operational efficiency.” Neville also served as Managing Director and head of Citi’s North American hedge fund servicing business, as President of BISYS Alternative Investment Services, and as Group President of BISYS Banking Solutions Group. Earlier in his career, Neville held senior positions at several technology companies, including IBM. A U.S. Navy veteran, Neville holds an MBA from Suffolk University. January 27, 2018 666 Views in News, Technologylast_img read more

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first_imgTorpOslo86 Two words can make my irrationality levels start to rise: London, Luton. It’s not London, Luton, it’s bloody Luton, Luton. They are two distinct places separated by 55km and a pricey train ticket or a brutally slow drive from London. London Stansted annoys me too and that’s even further away but I think it’s because Luton is a real town and has its own identity. I have nothing against Luton at all – I feel certain it is a good and noble place. Barry, who co-founded Skyscanner, comes from near there and he’s a fine fellow but he wouldn’t describe himself as a Londoner.Much as I realise this is a minor complaint, I do think that it underpins a serious point. Clearly, part of the reason the budget carriers keep their prices down is that they often fly into secondary or tertiary city airports – which primarily are cheaper but also have more available landing slots. The problem is that often they are miles away from where you want to be. I picked a popular low-cost airline and had a look at some of their routes. LubeckHamburg57 WeezeDusseldorf61 Where you fly toWhere you want to beDistance (km) BratislavaVienna56 CharleroiBrussels47 BergamoMilan47 SkavstaStockholm106 SchonefeldBerlin71 HamiltonToronto68 KirchbergFrankfurt110 ReusBarcelona93 I accept that sometimes it will be the case that passengers will actually want to get to somewhere near Weeze or Torp (wherever they might be) and that is jolly lucky for them; but those people going for a weekend away however, are likely to want to venture to the bigger, tourist cities. It’s like a couple from Spain deciding to spend a romantic weekend in Luton rather than London. Somehow, I think it unlikely.When I see Stockholm with Skavsta in brackets, I assume I am going to be landing somewhere near Stockholm, not over one hundred kilometres away. That is the same distance as travelling from Portsmouth to London. No tourist in their right mind would fly to Portsmouth and then trek on up to hit Big Ben and Harrods. And as far as I am aware, Vienna is not even in the same country as Bratislava which confuses me enormously.I think carriers have a duty to make it clear to passengers that they could well be flying into an airport that is actually quite a distance from where they potentially want to be. Cheap flights are all very well but only useful if you know where you are going.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAmbiguous Airports: how far is the airport from the city it serves?Skyscanner investigates the world of ambiguous airports, where the airport is actually nowhere near the city it claims to serve.Luton Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationGet all the London Luton arrivals and departures right here, with our real-time flight schedule. Whether you’re double-checking your flight status or meeting someone in the arrivals hall, we’ll keep you updated. Find cheap flights direct from Luton Download our app How do I check my flight status? Use the…Seven new Ryanair flights at London LutonSeven new Ryanair flights at London Lutonlast_img read more

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NEW YORK NY – Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspo

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir “Becoming.”Others appearing with the former first lady will include Sarah Jessica Parker, Michele Norris and former White House aide Valerie Jarrett. The announcement was made by Live Nation and Crown Publishing on Tuesday.Obama’s book comes out Nov. 13 and her tour begins that night at Chicago’s United Center, with Winfrey serving as moderator. Witherspoon will join Obama in Denver and Jarrett in Washington, D.C. Obama will make 12 stops in all, ending in New York City’s Barclay Center on Dec. 19, with Parker as moderator. FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC’s “Today” show in New York. Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir “Becoming.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2018 11:26 am PDT Last Updated Oct 30, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Winfrey, Witherspoon among guests on Michelle Obama tourlast_img read more

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Opposition leaders speech prompts outrage

first_imgAkel leader Andros Kyprianou’s speech at the party’s convention on Sunday, in which he named Stavros Malas as the party’s nominee in next year’s presidential election, has prompted a barrage of reactions from several government ministers and political parties.Kyprianou attacked President Nicos Anastasiades – the frontrunner in the upcoming election – on his commitment to a solution to the Cyprus problem, which the party has consistently questioned in recent months after an international conference on Cyprus collapsed in July.“Once more, [Anastasiades] placed his personal ambitions over the fate of future generations and Cyprus’ interests,” Kyprianou said, although he added that “no one doubts the responsibilities of the Turkish side, or its notorious intransigence”.He then set his sights on the other major contenders for the presidency – Diko’s Nicolas Papadopoulos, supported by socialist party  Edek who have denounced bizonality as an element of a solution to the Cyprus problem, Solidarity, who have denounced federalism altogether, and the Citizens Alliance candidate Yiorgos Lillikas.“Who is proposing a new strategy, abandoning the federal model?” he asked.“The party of [Turkish] settlers in the north and the campaigns of Mr Papadopoulos and Mr Lillikas.”Commenting on the government’s performance on domestic issues, Kyprianou said half the population of Cyprus is essentially living below the poverty line, and cited Eurostat in claiming that Cyprus has sunk to the last spot in social protection spending, topping the list of countries with the fastest-growing gap between rich and poor.On energy, Akel’s chief said that the government has nothing to show for its five years in power but the third licensing round, and has killed plans for a natural gas liquefaction terminal that could have turned Cyprus into an energy hub.The all-out assault prompted reactions by various ministers and presidential candidates.A statement from the labour ministry said the statistics Kyprianou used “could not diverge from reality more”, since the most recent data released by the statistical service suggest that the rate of people living under the poverty line was 20.8 per cent in 2015, down a third from 33.4 per cent in 2012.Similarly, the energy ministry hit back at Kyprianou’s criticism by denying it had received a comprehensive energy strategy from the previous Akel-backed  government.“Instead, we received a tunnel-visioned obsession with creating a liquefaction terminal, which would have led our country into further economic risks,” the ministry said.“What is surprising is Akel’s nerve in accusing this government of its own inaction and wrong decisions.”Responding to Kyprianou, presidential candidate Nicolas Papadopoulos said Akel’s leader “has supported, and continues to support, Anastasiades’ failed strategy in the Cyprus problem”.“His false criticism cannot hide the fact that he bears much of the responsibility for the financial disaster that struck our country in 2013,” he said.In a statement, Lillikas complained that Kyprianou had misquoted him, “yet again distorting my remarks”.“I never said that Akel accepted the continued presence of Turkish troops or guarantees [in a solution to the Cyprus problem],” Lillikas said.“I only stated that the criticism leveled against Anastasiades regarding the collapse of talks at Crans-Montana is off the mark. If some believe [Anastasiades] should accept these too, that’s a different discussion, but I never attributed such beliefs to Akel,” he added.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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charge ticket holders $30 for a "game-day pass" to board the train to the stadiumWhile many people think urban schools are the most in danger Almost all political parties in our country can easily stake their claim for a patent on double-speak This phenomenon has been slowly corroding the foundation of our democratic system for a while now However it becomes disturbingly pronounced during the time of elections And unfortunately we are in the midst of one in the immediate aftermath of the announcement of Assembly election results in five states The dichotomy between the words and the actions of the political class has stopped baffling conscious citizens of the country long back But it has never stopped enraging them Let us take the example of the results of the recent state elections Clarity of the verdict in respect of Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand and Punjab has severely restricted the scope of political maneuvering At the same time fractured mandates in Goa and Manipur have created a fertile ground for some ‘smart’ politicians to tweak the verdict in their favour overturning certain ethos on which any democratic republic has long been thought to be premised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the BJP headquarters on 12 March adequately amplifies that dichotomy There is no denying the fact that Modi is a powerful and riveting speaker He can connect to a vast majority of the electorate quite effortlessly by adroitly employing a new vocabulary containing both earthy touch and rhetorical flourish He deserves credit for changing the very grammar of electioneering in the country especially from the campaigning stage of the 2014 parliamentary election But one’s strength may not always be able cover all the warts And the warts are not few to say the least It is pretty difficult to find fault with prime minister’s victory speech on Sunday as he did not veer away from the path of political correctness His emphasis on the need to work harder accepting victory in humility and reiterating that the newly elected state governments would be for all the citizens (and not for the people who voted them to power) are like music to the ears provided these words are analyzed on a stand-alone basis But once an objective analysis is attempted in the light of a politically important event the music turns slightly jarring Newly sworn-in Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal at the swearing-in ceremony in Imphal PTI The rapidly emerging political scenario in the state of Manipur after the declaration of the election results was a pointer to that direction I find it extremely difficult to reconcile the exhortation of the prime minister for a corruption free India with what might have possibly happened in Manipur during the course of the recent election The moot question is — in their over enthusiasm for a Congress-free India has BJP added further layers to the nasty game of horse-trading spearheaded by Congress not very long ago If the answer to the above question is positive should we be surprised at the fact that the iron lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila got only ninety votes in her maiden electoral fight against the political heavyweight Okram Ibobi Singh of Congress During her 16 year long relentless struggle demanding the withdrawal of the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the ‘disturbed’ Manipur she had thousands of supporters many of whom were very keen to be seen as champions of human rights in those turbulent days It is ironical that some of her earlier ‘cheerleaders’ are now alleged to be involved in certain undesirable political activities which are totally inimical to the growth of proper democratic ethos On 15 March Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath as the 24th chief minister of Manipur It is interesting to note that 56-year-old N Biren Singh (as he is popularly known) is a national football player-turned-journalist-turned-politician and more importantly he was a close confidante of the earlier chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh He left Congress and joined BJP only in October 2016 Shyamkumar who defected to BJP only a few days back after winning the election on a Congress ticket was also inducted as a cabinet minister throwing all norms of propriety to the wind Keenly observing the development many people have a question on their lips — is this the right way of purging the country of the Congress By changing the political loyalty for their own vested interests can a person change the age-old mindset associated with the party But unfortunately very few powerful politicians seem to have time and inclination to answer this kind of uncomfortable question In the recent Manipur election despite facing huge anti-incumbency sentiments Congress got 28 seats missing the magic number by 3 in the 60 member assembly Congress has been in power in the state since 2002 However their vote share declined from 424 percent to 351 percent in the current election On the other hand BJP got just 21 seats but their vote share saw a dramatic jump from 2 percent in the 2012 election to 363 percent in this election The fact that BJP trumped Congress on vote share percentage was very cleverly underlined by the party to bestow legitimacy to their efforts in forming the government This in turn has underlined the duplicity of the party in respect of adopting a moral high ground by the top leaders and doing just the contrary by its second rung leaders solely dictated by political expediency The support extended to BJP by National People’s Party (NPP) and Naga People’s Front (NFP) who got 4 seats each is not surprising as both the parties are part of NEDA (North East Democratic Alliance) NEDA was formed by BJP immediately after the Assam assembly election of 2016 with the powerful Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as its convenor The objective of NEDA is to ensure a Congress free North East Its first success was Arunachal Pradesh Sarma who masterminded and micro-managed the political events in Manipur has undoubtedly earned many brownie points in the eyes of the BJP central leadership But with Congress MLA Shyamkumar’s post-election defection to BJP and the news that another half a dozen Congress MLAs may switch loyalty amplifies the crisis plaguing our democracy These leaders brusquely talk about their desire to go to polls again if their earlier elections are rendered null and void under anti-defection law But they forget about the huge cost it imposes on common taxpayers There is a need for building up an academic debate to decide about the inclusion of the provision of ‘Right to Recall’ in our statue books in order to make the republic more robust At least the recent political events in the small state of Manipur clearly highlight the need for that debate on an urgent basis But whether India would be receptive to this idea or not is a matter which would be watched with abiding interest by many But before that happens it can be safely concluded that what has recently been magnified by the Manipur election is certainly not very magnificent for the nation Apple stock dipped more than 4% on Wednesday just a few days before a Sept 9 event where the company is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6 The tech giants shares closed at $9894 finishing the day below $100 for the first time since August 18 There could be a number of culprits for the Apple slide The companys iCloud service is at the center of a widely publicized hacking scandal in which nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen from Apple accounts and posted on the Internet (Apple says the incident was a "very targeted attack" and its services were not compromised) Samsung also announced its latest set of large-screen smartphones Wednesday including the newest iteration in the Galaxy Note Line and a new phone with a curved screen The iPhone 6 is expected to have a much larger screen than older iPhone models as a response to the success of Samsung’s 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A..VIEW MORELorenzo Meloni—Magnum Photos1 of 28PalmyraInside War Ravaged SyriaAndrew KatzApr 07 2016The killing fields in Syria spread quickly Blood has spilled from streets to neighborhoods urban centers out to the countryside and eventually to ancient ruins No corner of the country has been spared Hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions have fled internally crossed into neighboring countries or Europe exacerbating a global refugee crisis A cease-fire between the government and opposition factions hangs in the balance six months after Russia officially entered this intractable fray to support President Bashar AssadMagnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni who for years has documented the grind of war and its toll on civilians fighters and their surroundings recently returned from a weeklong trip inside Syria Based in Paris but often in Beirut he obtained a visa and after arriving to Damascus on March 26 soon ventured out to three major cities — Aleppo Homs and PalmyraRelatedPalmyraSee the Palmyra We Can Never Get BackPalmyraSee the Palmyra We Can Never Get BackIn Aleppo he observed the mourning of a government soldier who died fighting ISIS and photographed internally displaced men women and children living in a former university building that was converted into a refugee center by a Syrian aid group He stood in the city’s famous souk one of six UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Syria that have all been damaged—not solely by jihadists In one surreal scene he watched the protestant vicar’s wife use a selfie stick to take photos of the congregation gathered outside the new church as part of the Easter celebrationsThe city has two sides: the sections that have retained an essence of normalcy—“it still feels like you’re in a warzone but a different kind” Meloni says—and their counterparts the war-torn areas have been so bombed and shelled that the mind struggles to understand how it can be rebuilt In this two-faced city Meloni says “most people have lost at least one relative in this war”In Homs Meloni saw streets and districts that had been bombed-out like in the Bab Amr district where the February 2012 shelling of a makeshift media center in an opposition-held area killed journalist Marie Colvin an American working with London’s Sunday Times and French photographer Remí Ochlik Some families displaced by the war had taken refuge in the shell of a school or returned to their own half-collapsed homes Flowers had been painted on the shell-ridden exterior of one buildingDuring this trip Meloni received permission from the Syrian government to enter Palmyra the city in central Syria that has recently been recaptured from ISIS after 10 months Palmyra’s ancient ruins are among the world’s most coveted cultural sites Meloni and a handful of journalists got there early in the morning and left in the evening spending the day shadowing government forces and seeing what remained of the ancient site“We arrived at a very important moment” he says “The first thing that the commander wanted to get across was the importance of commemorating the fighters who died there”From the hilltop citadel Meloni observed smoke rise from the modern city where he was told bomb disposal teams were detonating booby traps and mines—ISIS parting gifts He photographed Syrian soldiers at the amphitheater where ISIS militants conducted executions and watched them traipse around the new ruins of the ancient ruins “Before being there I was really afraid that everything was destroyed” he says “After we arrived I saw that many of the [structures] had survived” Among the losses was the Temple of Bel reduced to a sole portico above a bed of rubbleThe Tetrapylon in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra 2009Peter Aaron—OTTO The Tetrapylon in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra 2009Peter Aaron—OTTO1 of 10He found statues that had been defaced and ancient columns which despite weathering empires had been felled He stood near the fountain where ISIS showed off the decapitated body of Palmyra’s octogenarian antiquities scholar and top local preservationistTeju Cole the photography critic of The New York Times Magazine put it best in a column last October He wrote that a temple “as a record of both human skill and emotion is already a site of memory; when its only remaining trace is a photograph that photograph becomes a memorial to a memory” It is that photograph he continues that is “shadowed by its vanished ancestor”This notion is not limited to ruins of ancient times It can be applied to the living and the dead and the numbing destruction in parts of Aleppo and Homs that Meloni shows us in his pictures—in this evidenceLorenzo Meloni is a Paris-based photographer represented by Magnum PhotosAlice Gabriner TIME’s international photo editor and Andrew Katz TIME’s international multimedia editor edited this photo essayIDEAS Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME You’d think the end of the world would be enough to get us scared Humans have always been an exceedingly risk-averse specieswhich is how we came to survive as a species at all If there are lions on one part of the savannah we go to another If crocodiles keep coming out of the river we fish somewhere else So when it comes to the loss of the entire planet well we ought to take action And yet we don’t; we never do That odd contradiction is on display again in the wake of an announcement by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that a catastrophe is nighthat that distant future of an Earth best by floods droughts wildfires and typhoons isn’t distant anymore but as little as 12 years away Unless we act dramatically and fast the report says by 2030 temperatures will have risen to 27 F (15 C) above the average of the pre-industrial erathe threshold that has long been cited as the tipping point for calamity And while the announcement has been reported widely the public reactionagain as alwayshas been meh Volumes of research have been published over the decades trying to explain how and why we so often miscalculate riskover-preparing for things that are not likely to hurt us and ignoring or shrugging off the things that are The bad news for environmental scientists and policymakers trying to wake the public up to the perils we face is that climate change checks almost every one of our ignore-the-problem boxes For starters it lacks the absolutely critical componentthe “me” component “Nobody wakes up in the morning and looks at the longterm climate forecast” says David Ropeik an international consultant on risk perception and communication formerly with the Harvard School of Public Health “They ask what the weather is today where I live and how it’s going to affect me” That’s sensible as far as it goes Immediate concerns will always trump eventual concernswhich is one more trick of species survival But when it comes to climate change even when we do try to think long-term a lot of things get in the way Paramount among them is that climate action requires a lot of right-now sacrifice for a down-the-line payoff “When it comes to acting on problems the lure of our current comforts and conveniences will often cause us to act contrary to our values” says Paul Slovic University or Oregon psychologist and the president of Decision Research and international group of investigators who study decision-making and risk “If we think the consequences are far in the future we tend to discount the risk People just aren’t going to inconvenience themselves unless they’re forced to” Indeed even when the risk is not far in the futurewhen say a hurricane is cannonballing toward the coast and the government orders an evacuationplenty of people still don’t budge Here what’s known as the optimism bias is at work Other people may need to make tracks but your storm windows are top-of-the-line or your house is on slightly higher ground so why get off the couch If we find it so easy to talk ourselves out of acting in the face of a storm that’s just days away a disaster that’s many years away doesn’t stand a chance We establish that kind of distance from risk not just temporally but geographically and culturally If you live in an inland region well the floods are going to inundate the suckers on the coast not you If you live on the coast it’s the south coast that’s going to get hit and you live north And developed nations like the US are typically going to be able to deal with climate instability better than developing ones which allows us to conclude that while disasters happen elsewhere they don’t happen here “The question is often ‘Do I feel vulnerable’” says Slovic “For the most part we don’t and that shapes our behavior” Even when we do try to personalize things we have a hard time doing it We can picture what it would be like to get eaten by a shark Ropeik says or die in a mass shooting or an airplane crash That leads us to over-prepare for those risksarming teachers avoiding the beach driving instead of flying even though driving is manifestly more dangerous “But if you ask even the most devout climate change believers how they think it’s going to affect them they often can’t quite describe it” he says If it’s hard to picture it’s easy to ignore Finally there’s a sense of futilitythe inefficacy factor as risk experts put it Climate change is a huge problemarguably the biggest of all problemsand that makes individual action seem awfully pointless “We reason that we can curtail things we want to dolike driving or flying” says Slovic “but if other people aren’t going to do it it’s not going to make any difference” Of course every great human enterprise has called on people not to do things they want to do or to do things they don’tpaying taxes volunteering for military service tolerating rationing in time of war None of it is fun none of it is easy but all of it has helped ensure the success of the larger human project and the survival of the next generations If we can’t bestir ourselves now in the face of yet another alarming report from the climate change scientists we’re going to owe those generations an explanationand an apology Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThis month marks the second anniversary of Pope Francis election The following is taken from THE FRANCIS MIRACLE: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church by John L Allen Jr Nowhere is the contrast between Benedict XVI and Francis more tangible than in the degree to which the papacy seems to have recovered its diplomatic and geopolitical swagger The normalization of relations between the US and Cuba in December 2014 came about in part thanks to Francis who wrote private letters to President Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro that reportedly helped break the ice between the two leaders "Francis is not resigned to a passive vision of world affairs" said Marco Impagliazzo president of the Rome-based Community of SantEgidio a Catholic organization active in conflict resolution and peace brokering in a 2014 interview "We must prepare for a new age of political audacity for the Holy See" Massimo Franco is one of Italys most respected journalists a veteran reporter who has covered all of Italys political figures of the late 20th century He believes that Francis is potentially even more crucial a political actor than John Paul II who mobilized the solidarity movement and set the dominoes in motion that led to the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe "By virtue of being Polish John Paul was hugely important for the fate of communism and for the reunification of Europe" Franco said in 2014 "As the first pope from the developing world Francis is important for every major issue facing the world today: poverty the environment immigration and war" While Francis clearly wants to deploy whatever influence he can to promote peace the pontiff is selective about how and how often he wades into conflicts His first real test came over Syria In August 2013 after President Bashar al-Assads regime was believed to have carried out a sarin chemical attack on opposition areas near the capital Damascus Western leaders began trying to foster public support for the use of military force US Secretary of State John Kerry said "History would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye" while President Barack Obama put Congress on notice that he was weighing a "limited narrow" attack As the first pope from the developing world Francis feels a special responsibility to listen carefully to what he calls the "peripheries" the places outside the usual Western centers of power That summer he was therefore determined to consult Syrias Christian leadership before reacting Christians are an important minority in Syria composing about 10 percent of the population of 225 million The majority is Greek Orthodox followed by Catholics the Assyrian Church of the East and various kinds of Protestants The leaders of those churches told the pope both in writing and during face-to-face encounters in Rome that forcing Assad from power was a recipe for disaster As they saw it if Assad fell Islamic radicals would most likely fill the voidthe choice for Syria is not between a police state and a democracy but between a police state and annihilation Most Syrian Christians recognize that Assad is a thug but believe that the alternative is even worse That judgment was confirmed in the summer of 2014 when forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant proclaimed a caliphate in northern Iraq driving tens of thousands of Christians and minority Yazidis from their homes and beheading a pair of American journalists and a British aid worker Francis has made clear that the crisis in Syria is a deep concern He used his first Urbi et Orbi ("to the city and the world") message on Easter Sunday 2013 to invoke prayer "for dear Syria for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort" "How much blood has been shed" Francis said that day "How much suffering must there still be before a political solution to the crisis will be found" In private Francis stressed during meetings with the Vaticans diplomatic team that he wanted updates from religious orders and other Catholic groups on the situation on the ground in Syria and told his brain trust that he planned to oppose expanding the conflict in Syria in every way he could The Vatican swung into action even dispatching anti-war messages through the popes Twitter account Although Syria was not the only crisis percolating Francis felt a special urgency about getting involved because of the precedent of Iraq At the time of the first US-led Gulf War there were an estimated 15 to 2 million Christians in Iraq Although they were second-class citizens under Saddam Hussein they were basically secure Husseins most visible international mouthpiece former foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz was himself a Chaldean Catholic Today up to 400000 Christians are thought to be remaining in the country but many believe the real number is lower as Islamic radicals have had a free hand in targeting the Christian minority Francis was determined not to stand by while another Christian community in the Middle East suffered the same fate Looking back at John Paul IIs vain efforts to stop the Iraq offensive in 2003 which included dispatching personal envoys to both Sadaam Hussein and President George W Bush in February and March of that year Francis felt the intervention had been too political It failed in Franciss eyes to draw on whats most distinctive about the papacy as a global force: its spiritual capacity So Francis opted to do something only a religious leader could do: he called a global day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria on Sept 7 2013 inviting the worlds 12 billion Catholics as well as all women and men of goodwill to help him storm heaven with prayer When darkness fell in Rome that evening Pope Francis stepped out into St Peters Square to preside over a five-hour prayer service designed specifically for the Syria campaign The Vatican estimated the global television audience for the service to be in the hundreds of millions Thousands of Catholic parishes and other venues staged their own prayer services that day too Its not clear how much credit Francis can claim for halting the initial rush to declare war against Assad Before Francis stepped out into the square that evening support for Western strikes in Syria was already beginning to erode UK Prime Minister David Cameron had already lost a vote in the House of Commons seeking support to join the US in military action and French President François Hollande was softening his earlier bellicose rhetoric Nonetheless the popes stance was given wide play in the Arab media and when he visited the Middle East in May 2014 Syrian Christian refugees in Jordan brandished signs thanking the pontiff for "saving our country" In June 2014 Francis made an even riskier and more audacious diplomatic foray: an invitation to the presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray for peace in the Vatican in an effort to revive the stalled peace process The invitation was a result of Franciss May 2014 trip to Jordan Israel and the Palestinian territories the region known to Christians as the Holy Land The visit crystallized Franciss reputation as a pope of surprises because it was punctuated by moments that veered off script and left the popes advisers scrambling to keep up The shocks began on May 25 when Francis called on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem Afterward the pontiff was scheduled to proceed to Bethlehems Manger Square to celebrate mass for the citys dwindling Christian population His route for the short drive took him immediately next to the massive 26-foot-high barrier separating Israel from the West Bank known as the "security fence" by Israelis and the "apartheid wall" by Palestinians At a certain point and with no advance warning to anyone Francis asked his driver to stop and pull over There was a moments delay as his security team scrambled to get into position and then the pope got out walked over to a portion of the wall where "Free Palestine" had been graffitied and paused for about five minutes of silent prayer At the end Francis placed his hands on the wall and leaned in until his forehead came to rest then made the sign of the cross It became the most powerful visual of the trip and was almost universally taken as a gesture of solidarity with Palestinian suffering While it was happening a visibly flustered Vatican spokesman an Italian Jesuit named Fr Federico Lombardi was madly thumbing his BlackBerry Lombardi knew that the stop at the wall was political dynamite and was desperately trying to invent a nonpartisan way to frame it Later that day Lombardi told reporters that Francis wasnt taking sides but was simply expressing a biblical lament "The pope thinks like a prophet" Lombardi said "He imagines a day when a wall wont be necessary to keep these two peoples apart This was not a statement about the present political situation" In a sense Lombardi and other Vatican officials trying to spin the stop at the wall lucked out because two hours later the pope supplied an even more startling storyline when he announced that he had invited both Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to join him for a prayer for peace "in my house" Both leaders swiftly accepted the invitation and the date was set for June 8 In the run-up the Vatican did everything it could to lower expectations "Anybody who has even a minimum understanding of the situation would never think that as of Monday peace will break out" said Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa a Franciscan priest based in the Middle East who organized the event The popes lone ambition he said was to "open a path" that was previously closed Peres and Abbas arrived separately at the popes residence at the Domus Santa Marta where each had a brief private moment with the pontiff Francis and his guests were then joined by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople with TV cameras capturing the four men exchanging embraces and kisses They proceeded to the Vatican gardens chosen as the setting because they contain no obvious Christian symbolism and took part in a service that featured scriptural readings and prayers for peace from Judaism Islam and Christianity Franciss message was brief but forceful "Peacemaking calls for courage much more so than warfare" he said Only the tenacious he argued "say yes to encounter and no to conflict; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation" With the benefit of hindsight the peace prayer seemed to carry three layers of significance First it pioneered a new channel of backdoor diplomacy under the cover of religious piety Second it solidified a Vatican recipe for making prayer with followers of other religions theologically acceptable Whenever popes staged such events in the past there was always blowback from traditionalists who grumbled that such exercises promote the idea that all religions are equal amounting to a sort of New Age sacrilege This time there was no single moment of joint prayer but rather separate prayers for Jews Muslims and Christians Organizers insisted that the leaders were not "praying together" but instead "coming together to pray" Third the fact that Francis invited Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to join the summit has ecumenical importance because it signifies that it wasnt just a papal undertaking but a broader Christian project It also suggests that in the future the pope will look to build ecumenical coalitions behind his peace initiatives By now Francis has demonstrated how he wants to engage the world as a peace pope He approaches conflicts in a uniquely spiritual fashion He wants to rely on the resources of faithprayer and fasting invocations of the sacred texts of the worlds great religions and popular devotions and religious observances In his eyes its not only the appropriate way for a pope to exert his influence its also good politics Many of the worlds bloodiest conflicts have a clear religious subtext which means that a spiritual leader can engage them in a fashion that no secular diplomat could The Francis brand of diplomacy is premised on personal relationships American Catholic writer David Gibson refers to this one-on-one style as the "Francis doctrine" citing the popes remarks immediately after his return from the Holy Land that peace is not mass-produced but "handcrafted" every day by individuals This artisanal approach runs through the popes peace efforts Francis felt emboldened to invite Peres and Abbas because he had established a personal rapport with both leaders during previous encounters in the Vatican He brought Skorka and Abboud along to the Middle East not just because theyre well-established points of reference in interfaith dialogue but because theyre old friends He has set up Bartholomew I of Constantinople as his geopolitical partner not just because hes a prominent Orthodox leader but because the two men clearly like and respect each other In the future its reasonable to expect that Francis will pick where to deploy his political capital in part based on where he has developed personal ties Excerpted from THE FRANCIS MIRACLE: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church by John L Allen Jr.

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