Silver Spitfire fighter plane visits Fort St John as part of World Expedition

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Regional Airport welcomed a special visitor on Thursday, September 5, to Fort St. John.As part of an expedition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, a newly restored British Silver Spitfire fighter plane from the Second World War landed in Fort St. John.The Mk IX Spitfire is being flown by British Pilots and is en route to Alaska after having left Britain five weeks ago. As of Friday, the Spitfire is 6,450 miles into its 27,000-mile four-month expedition of flying around the world.According to expedition organizers, the Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was built in 1943 and was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.To follow the Spitfire’s expedition, you can visit silverspitfire.com.last_img read more

UNbacked tribunal processing over 500 Khmer Rouge victims complaints

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which has been operational since July 2006, received most of these complaints since last October.Most of them come from people who have been aware of their right to take part in the Court’s process through the efforts of civil society organizations.“Information received from victims is crucial to our success,” said Robert Petit, one of the ECCC’s co-prosecutors. “The Court is lucky that so many people have come forward and submitted complaints, because it gives us a lot of information to work with.”The complaints have all been scanned, processed and analyzed, and will be sent to the Co-Investigating Judges for use in their current investigations.Co-Prosecutors will determine whether the complaints warrant new investigations.Where information is missing in the complaints, the Court will contact those who submitted them to fill in the gaps. Currently, one-fifth of the more than 500 complaints are lacking some key information.“The ECCC is the first court in the history of international criminal law to offer victims full participation in the proceedings, and everyone at the Court is working hard to ensure that this participation is meaningful for them,” said Gabriela Gonzalez Rivas, the Deputy Head of the Victims Unit.She added that it is crucial that the ECCC give each complaint the “careful, individual attention it deserves.”Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the ECCC was set up as an independent court using a mixture of Cambodian staff and judges and foreign personnel. It is designated to try those deemed most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979. 7 February 2008The United Nations-backed tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes is currently processing and responding to more than 500 complaints submitted by Cambodians on crimes which took place three decades ago. read more

DR Congo UN peacekeepers prevent rebel advances in volatile North Kivu

Blue helmets fired warning shots this morning to armed militiamen from the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) in the vicinity of the town of Nyanzale, according to a press release from the UN mission to the DRC, known as MONUC.The warning shots were aimed at preventing further movements of CNDP elements in the Rutshuru area, especially in the town of Kikuku, MONUC reported. This area is about 65 kilometres north of Goma, the provincial capital.On Saturday, CNDP troops retreated from their positions in Nyanzale – which had been previously occupied by the Congolese army (known as FARDC) – after MONUC exerted a strong military presence in the area and demanded the militia withdraw.MONUC said the advance on Nyanzale by CNDP forces was a flagrant breach of the Acts of Engagement of Goma, of which the militia was a signatory in January.Noting the fragile security situation in North Kivu, the mission urged all signatories to the Goma deal to return immediately to the process of disengagement from fighting. The province has recently endured some of the worst violence in nearly a year. 8 September 2008United Nations peacekeepers today stepped up their efforts to prevent a militia operating in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from taking a key town in North Kivu province, the scene of renewed deadly fighting between Government forces and rebels. read more

At Sierra Leone forum UN mission chief stresses importance of collective goals

Speaking at the opening of the National Consultative Conference on Peace and Democracy, Oluyemi Adeniji said the success of the Conference “depends not only on the range of constituencies involved, but also the extent to which the conference is focused, as well as by the civility of the exchanges the conference generates.” Such a conference will be judged by the seeds it leaves behind for the germination of democratic values, he told the participants of the three-day meeting, among them representatives of the Government, political parties and civil society groups. Reviewing the history and the current status of the peace process, Mr. Adeniji noted that the completion of the disarmament exercise would facilitate the extension of Government authority and the deployment of the Sierra Leone Police throughout the country. He said that the presence of UNAMSIL, as the UN mission is known, had created an environment that facilitated the convening of national consultations on the country’s political future.Mr. Adeniji told the gathering that UNAMSIL would continue to offer its assistance as the country moved from the military aspects of the peace process to the political realm – especially those geared towards the consolidation of democracy – and that the Security Council and ECOWAS would feel comfortable if they were assured that their assistance was rooted in a national consensus.In other news, UNAMSIL’s Force Commander Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande yesterday witnessed the final phase of disarmament in the central town of Magburaka, in Tonkolili District, where several combatants of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) handed over their weapons – AK-47s, rifles, and self-loading machine-guns – to UN peacekeepers. read more

Robert Griffin III Dominates Michael VickLess Eagles

Robert Griffin III looked forward to playing opposite the Philadelphia Eagles’ Michael Vick on Sunday. But a concussion kept Philly’s quarterback sidelined. Vick had to be impressed with what he saw in Griffin, though, who played virtually a perfect game in leading the Washington Redskins to a rare easy win, 31-6.Griffin was 14-f0r-15 passing for 200 yards and a career-high four touchdowns for a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating. Griffin also rushed for 84 yards.The newly appointed rookie captain had touchdown passes to of 6 yards to fullback Darrel Young, 49 yards to wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, 61 yards to wideout Santana Moss and 17 yards to tight end Logan Paulsen.The Redskins, coming off their bye week, ended their losing streak at three games and improved their record to 4-6. In the oh-so-forgiving NFC East, that’s good enough for them to be two games behind the idle New York Giants and a game behind the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins play a Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas.It was the Redskins’ largest margin of victory under their third-year coach, Mike Shanahan. Their most lopsided win under Shanahan previously had been 14 points.The last-place Eagles (3-7) extended to six the longest losing streak of coach Andy Reid’s 16-year tenure in Philadelphia. With Vick concussed, rookie starter Foles did nothing to secure the position. He looked lost most of the time and threw a pair of early interceptions and led the Eagles to only a pair of field goals. Tailback LeSean McCoy lost a fumble in the final seconds of the first half to set up a Redskins a field goal that gave Washington a 17-3 halftime lead.Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and safety Brandon Meriweather had the Redskins’ interceptions, but Meriweather, playing his first game this season, also suffered what the team called a sprained right knee.The Redskins go to Dallas for a Thanksgiving Day match that pits bitter rivals trying to move up the NFC East and earn a playoff spot. read more

How Randall Cunningham Taught NFL Quarterbacks To Fly

4Michael Vick2002679218330 27Greg Landry1971861113200 9Steve Young19921,737142263 20Kordell Stewart2001610132217 5Michael Vick2010860202327 23Colin Kaepernick2013803125216 Embed Code 10Greg Landry1972547167256 26Donovan McNabb2000232178201 In the latest installment in our documentary podcast series Ahead Of Their Time, we examine how Cunningham frustrated defenses not only with his speed and agility but also with his ability to throw the ball. It was a combination of skills that no quarterback had ever really possessed before, and it helped Cunningham transform the way people thought about the game’s most glamorous position. 3Russell Wilson2014659225335 2Robert Griffin III2012847218347 8Cam Newton2015633169266 28Russell Wilson2012952111199 Scan a list of the NFL’s best quarterbacks nowadays, and you’ll find names such as Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Tyrod Taylor and even that of rookie sensation Dak Prescott — dynamic passers who can run the ball, too. The question of whether a team can succeed with that kind of dual threat under center has basically been settled in today’s game; such a QB has led his team to the Super Bowl in each of the past four seasons.1Colin Kaepernick did it in 2012; ditto Wilson in 2013 and 2014, and Newton in 2015. And no five-year period in modern NFL history2Going back to the start of the Super Bowl in the 1966 season. has seen quarterbacks gain more rushing yards per game than they have over the past five seasons. The golden age for mobile passers is right now.In the not-too-distant past, a quarterback was supposed to stay in the pocket, survey the field and make the throw — not take off and run. Not only was rushing mostly absent from the job description, it was often seen as a bad habit that needed to be discouraged. But Randall Cunningham helped change all that when he took the NFL by storm in the mid-1980s. 17Steve Grogan1978484146224 16Michael Vick2011593140226 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 12Daunte Culpepper20001,558129239 Greatest dual-threat QB seasons, 1966-2016 13Kordell Stewart1997422159231 14Rich Gannon2000947129227 1Randall Cunningham1990750249374 6Cam Newton2011512224311 7Cam Newton2012608195295 18Steve McNair1998450149224 25Donovan McNabb2002419141211 YARDS ABOVE BACKUP 21Randall Cunningham1992445144217 22Tyrod Taylor2015682129217 More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine After flashing abilities as a passer, runner and punter at UNLV, Cunningham was selected in the second round of the 1985 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. And almost immediately, his unique skill set grabbed his teammates’ attention.“You knew there was something special about Randall,” former Eagles defensive back Eric Allen said. “[He was] extremely athletic, played with a great sense of self, understood that he was good, understood that he could do a lot of things that other quarterbacks in the game could not do, and he had a great deal of confidence.”Despite his talent, Cunningham sat behind Ron Jaworski, a more traditional dropback passer, for most of his first two NFL seasons. But he became Philly’s starter after Jaworski was hurt late in the 1986 season — and the Eagles’ iconoclastic coach, Buddy Ryan, soon let Cunningham loose as the game’s first true dual-threat QB.“Buddy Ryan allowed me to be the player he believed I could be,” Cunningham told me. “He saw something in me and gave me an opportunity to flourish as an athlete, and not just a quarterback, but to really take it to a whole other level.”Cunningham wasn’t the first mobile QB in NFL history. Before 1986, six quarterbacks had put up 500 or more rushing yards in a season; in 1972 alone, two of them — Bobby Douglass of the Chicago Bears and Greg Landry of the Detroit Lions — combined for a whopping 1,492 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Those were the two best pre-Randall QB rushing seasons according to my yards above backup QB (YABQ) metric, which assigns a value to a quarterback’s passing and rushing statistics in a way similar to Football Outsiders’ yards above replacement (and can also be calculated throughout history).3Specifically, YABQ converts Chase Stuart’s calculations for a QB’s passing and rushing value above average into a measurement of total value that uses as its baseline a backup-level quarterback, a la Football Outsiders’ YAR metric. But Landry’s days as a scrambler were limited — he only had a couple more 200-yard rushing seasons in his 15-year NFL career — and Douglass, as great as he was running the ball, couldn’t throw.4Douglass generated fewer passing yards that season than a backup-level QB would have in the same number of attempts. There was the occasional outlier, like Minnesota’s Fran Tarkenton, who was a strong passer and able scrambler, but before Cunningham, those players were seen as unicorns more than archetypes.Cunningham ushered in the age of the running QB. In 1987, his first full season as Philadelphia’s starter, he passed for 349 more adjusted net yards than a backup-level QB (16th best in the NFL that year) and rushed for an additional 125 yards above backup (which easily led the league). It was the third time in history a quarterback had hit both of those benchmarks in the same season, after Landry in 1972 and Steve Grogan with the New England Patriots in 1978.5Along with Landry and Douglass, Grogan was another of the few pre-Cunningham QBs who could run; in 1976, he scored 12 touchdowns on the ground, a record for QBs until Cam Newton scored 14 in 2011. And Cunningham was just getting warmed up.In 1988, he piled up 336 YABQ through the air and 171 on the ground, the first time in league history that combination had ever been achieved. In a “down” 1989 season, he notched 248/147, a combo that had only been reached twice before (by Landry in ’72 and Cunningham himself in 1988). And in 1990, Cunningham set a standard for dual-threat seasons that has yet to be eclipsed in the 26 years since. That year, he was 750 yards better than a backup through the air, and he tacked on another 249 YABQ on the ground; if we take the harmonic mean of those two numbers (a particular kind of average that emphasizes high values in all numbers being averaged, in order to capture seasons when a player produced a lot of passing and rushing value), it’s the single best combined passing-rushing season by a QB in the Super Bowl era: PLAYERYEARPASSINGRUSHINGHARMONIC MEAN 19Daunte Culpepper2002288181222 11Steve Young19981,474133244 29Steve Young19911,030110199 30Steve McNair20011,102109198 24Cam Newton2013423143213 15Randall Cunningham1988336171226 There have been better pure passing seasons by mobile QBs; Steve Young had more than a few of them. As Cunningham told me, “People cannot forget about Steve Young, because [he] and I were battling out every single year to be the No. 1 rushing quarterback.” There have also been better QB rushing seasons; in 2006, Michael Vick became the first quarterback to break the 1,000-yard barrier in a season, though his passing was below the backup level that year. But nobody combined the two aspects of quarterbacking in a more prolific way than Cunningham did during that magical 1990 season, one which earned him league MVP honors from the Pro Football Writers of America.Alas, Cunningham would injure his knee in the Eagles’ 1991 opener, and miss the entire season. He returned in 1992 to produce what was, at the time, the sixth-best dual-threat season in modern history (according to my method above),6It ranks 21st now. but ongoing battles with injury and inconsistent play eventually paved Cunningham’s way out of Philly in 1995. After a year away from football entirely,7He spent the season running a granite company. a rejuvenated Cunningham joined the Minnesota Vikings and, in 1998, he enjoyed the 25th-best passing season of the Super Bowl era, according to YABQ — a testament to his skills as a pocket passer after his athleticism had eroded with age and wear.Cunningham finished his 16-year NFL career with the 40th-most total YABQ of any quarterback since 1966 and the second-most rushing YABQ — trailing only Vick. (He also generated about twice as much value through the air as Vick did.) But Cunningham’s biggest football legacy might be in the number of dual-threat QBs that followed in his footsteps. Before Cunningham’s 1987 season, only four quarterbacks had produced at least 200 passing and 100 rushing YABQ in the same season: Tarkenton, Landry (twice), Grogan and Doug Williams. Afterwards, 16 different quarterbacks pulled off the feat in 36 seasons, not including Cunningham himself. And 21 of the 25 best dual-threat seasons in modern history have taken place since Cunningham’s banner 1990 campaign.There are still quarterbacks in today’s NFL who play like the traditional archetype of the drop-back passer. But there are also a number of top QBs whose playing styles resemble that of Randall Cunningham. By proving that a quarterback could dominate the game with both his arm and his legs, Cunningham opened up a new path to success for subsequent generations of signal callers. So anytime a passer rolls out and fires a dart to a receiver who broke free because the defense was worried about the QB running, remember that in some small way, that play was made possible by the influence of a Philadelphia Eagle who changed the game three decades ago.This is part of our new podcast series “Ahead Of Their Time,” profiling players and managers in various sports who were underappreciated in their era. read more

Ohio State womens golf qualifies for NCAAs

After a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind. April 27-29, the Ohio State women’s golf team will enter post-season play at the NCAA Central Regional Tournament. The NCAA Women’s Golf Committee announced the team’s bid on April 30, where the tournament’s sixth-seeded Buckeyes play host at the Scarlet Course Thursday through Saturday. The regional bid marks 18-consecutive under coach Therese Hession, and the team has appeared in the national tournament 12 times. Twenty-four teams will compete in the regional tournament along with six individuals. National Championship bids will be awarded to the top eight teams and top two individuals. The National Championship will be held at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. May 22-25. The Buckeyes finished sixth in the regional tournament at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind. in 2011, qualifying for nationals, claiming the regions final spot. The squad went on to card a 905 and finish 21st. OSU is one of only three Big Ten schools competing in their region, along with Purdue and Michigan. read more

Sandhurst cadets charged with battery against trainee after reports of waterboarding

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Royal Military Police launched an investigation after the alleged incident last year at the Royal Military Academy in Camberley, SurreyCredit:Tim Ockenden The Royal Military Police launched an investigation after the alleged incident last year at the Royal Military Academy in Camberley, Surrey The three cadets involved were moved on to different platoons as the allegations were investigated.An Army spokesman said: “Following an RMP investigation two service personnel have been charged with battery in relation to an incident at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This case is now with the Service Prosecuting Authority”.Speaking at the time of the alleged incident Brigadier Bill Wright, Deputy Commander  of the Royal Military Academy, said: “The Army and I expect the highest standards of behaviour at Sandhurst; anyone found to have fallen short is dealt with robustly, including dismissal, if appropriate.” Two Sandhurst cadets have been charged with battery against a trainee army officer after prosecutors investigated reports of waterboarding.The Royal Military Police (RMP) launched an investigation after the alleged incident on August 7, 2018, at the famous Royal Military Academy in Camberley, Surrey. The Service Prosecution Authority today charged the two cadets, who will appear at Bulford Military Court near Salisbury, Wilts on Feb 26.They were alleged at the time to have pinned down the victim before pouring water over a cloth covering his face, in an act that was said to induce the feeling of drowning, but have instead been handed a lesser charge of battery.The Telegraph understands that the incident did not take place during training. The cadets involved are understood to be in the same all-male platoon and no instructors were involved.  read more

Tartaglia snags spot in national final

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Victoria’s Award winning Greek and Cypriot/Italian Australian butcher Tony Tartaglia is at his best again, taking out the Australian Meat Industry Council’s (AMIC) Sausage King competition. After taking out the regional championship earlier this year, Tartaglia faced off against five other Victorian regional champions to claim his first state wide gong.His North Balwyn butchery, Tony’s Gourmet Delights, in Melbourne’s east, is his very own ‘art factory’. A place where he creates his finest art pieces that have landed him an array of accolades. Some of the unique flavours of his Mediterranean Sausage, which won him through his continental category, can be traced back to Greece.“We actually got the olives from Kalamata, which we shred ourselves and put in the pork and veal mixture. Some beautiful tasty cheese we put in there as well, shredded ham off the bone which we cook and smoke ourselves and then the fresh oregano, which is actually the sporo from my mother-in-law, which she got about 50 years ago from Kefalonia. That fresh oregano gives it a lovely fresh unique flavour… “It’s a bit like a pizza in a skin if you like, we call it our Mediterranean.”Tartaglia says that he finds inspiration from his mother’s and yiayia’s cooking and much of his successes have come from trial-and-error.“We have a kitchen with a qualified chef, so we do a lot of prepared meals, and often for lunch we’ll do different little experiments… We’ll put in a few olives and put a bit of cheese, put a bit of chilli and it might need a bit of this or a bit of that and we might just play around with different flavours and come up with something that we think is quite nice and sort of go with that.“We do it for a few weeks and let the customers have a taste and get their feedback and that’s how I pretty much come up with our 13 or so different flavours that we do have.”Aside from the fresh ingredients and an insistence on using minimal fat in his sausages, Tartaglia insists that one of the keys to a winning formula is a simple philosophy. “I was always taught as an apprentice that if I wouldn’t eat it, I wouldn’t give it to anyone else to eat.”And in a health conscious society, he ensures that all of his products meet the needs of the whole community.“We’ve converted all our pre-mixes to a rice based pre-mix, so they’re all gluten free, all our sausages, which is a big thing these days with a lot of people being diagnosed with coeliac disease and wheat problems, so that also is a big plus that we make them all gluten free.”Tartaglia will travel to Adelaide in February to take on winners from all the remaining Australian states.last_img read more

College girl found dead

first_imgPolice recovered the hanging body of a college girl from her residence at Shibpara village in Tarash, Sirjajganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Mousumi, 17, a Class-XI student of Gultabazar Shaheed M Mansur Ali College and daughter of Mozdar Hossain of the village.Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tarash police station, said on information from locals, they recovered the hanging body of Mousumi in the morning and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.He said they were investigating whether the incident is a suicide or planned murder.last_img

Dinosaurtimes cockroach caught in amber from Myanmar

first_img More information: VRŠANSKÝ, P. & BECHLY, G. (2015): New predatory cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria: Manipulatoridae fam.n.) from the Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amber. – Geologica Carphatica, 66(2): xx-yy (early view: DOI: 10.1515/geoca-2015-0015 ). PDF: http://www.bernstein.naturkundemuseum-bw.de/odonata/Vrsansky+Bechly_2015.pdf This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Mico Tatalovic in New Scientist said that “This exotic, praying-mantis-like cockroach that lived at the same time as dinosaurs was caught in amber about 100 million years ago. It is part of a new family of extinct predatory cockroaches that hunted at night.”Dragos Mitrica in ZME Science said the insect was found at a mine in Noije Bum, Myanmar. “The specimen was one of many found in the area, and is related to today’s praying mantises. Out of all the predatory cockroach lineages that evolved in the Cretaceous, only praying mantises survive today.”Big predatory dictyopterans are represented mostly by praying mantises (Mantodea), which can be derived from extinct cockroaches. The authors described “the holotype specimen of a new species belonging to a morphologically-deviant new family.”They said this species was probably a pursuit predator, “filling a niche previously not exploited by extinct cockroaches.”The specimen was collected in a quarry in the Hukawng valley. The cockroach was found trapped in amber.The specimen was studied with a Leica M80 stereo microscope. They observed a male cockroach with detached right mid and hind femora. Its elongated head and large eyes were protruding beyond the head outline. All the leg segments were described as “extremely elongated and covered with dense setation (short trichoid hairs – sensilla chaetica).”As for the body, they wrote that “the preserved body length is about 4.5 mm, width is difficult to measure, but the body is very wide as in standard cockroaches (over 2 mm), a little narrower basally, pale, with black lateral maculas.”In their discussion section, the authors said that they endorsed “a reclassification of Dictyoptera, in which the order Mantodea is phylogenetically subordinate within the Corydioidea (=Polyphagoidea) – a superfamily that includes diverse extant but also extinct cockroaches sometimes placed within Dictyoptera but outside the standard order of cockroaches.”They said that the absence of spines on the walking legs suggested that this species was an active runner and pursuit predator, which evolutionarily lost the passive protection of spines.The authors felt that “the erection of a new family” was well justified as a result of “the unique habitus with numerous autapomorphies along with several plesiomorphies.”Vrsansky is from the Geological Institute, Slovak Republic; Bechly is from the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany.Vrsansky said in New Scientist that the specimen was one of dozens of preserved insects found in the area, making it the most important site of dinosaur-age amber in the world. Tatalovic wrote, “Many large pieces of amber contained complete adult insects, which should help reconstruct the history of the animals and their ecosystem.” © 2015 Phys.org Citation: Dinosaur-times cockroach caught in amber, from Myanmar (2015, May 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-05-dinosaur-times-cockroach-caught-amber-myanmar.html Explore further Manipulator modificaputis gen. et sp. n. (Manipulatoridae fam.n.) holotype SMNS Bu-116 (deposited in the Stuttgart Museum of Natural History) from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber. A – left view, B – dorsal view, C – detail on the forewing articulation, D – forewing surface hexagonal structure. Scales 0.5 mm. Credit: Geologica Carphatica, doi:10.1515/geoca-2015-0015 The invasive Turkestan cockroach is displacing the oriental cockroach in the southwestern US Geologica Carpathica has a paper on a new family of predatory cockroaches. Predatory? The authors, Peter Vrsansky and Günter Bechly, from the Slovak Republic and Germany, respectively, said that “unique adaptations such as strongly elongated extremities and freely movable head on a long neck suggest that these animals were pursuit predators.”last_img read more

Over 100 San Diego hotels restaurants attraction

first_imgOver 100 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums, tours and transportation companies are offering families the opportunity to save during the month of October 2018, with a variety of unique free incentives for kids, ranging from complimentary attraction admission to meals and more.Highlights of the 7th annual “Kids Free San Diego” month include:Kids aged 11 and younger are admitted free into the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The offer is also valid at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an 1,800-acre wildlife sanctuary, home to more than 300 species. Families can walk among kangaroos and wallabies and other unique Australian species at the brand-new Walkabout Australia exhibit, which opened June 2018.One child between the ages of 3 and 9 years will receive free admission with one full-paying adult ticket, at SeaWorld San Diego’s Ocean Explorer, a new attraction featuring five rides. The same offer is valid at Dine with Orcas. Children, ages 10 to 12, can participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Interaction Program with one paid adult participation (kids must be at least 48” tall to participate).Kids ages 3 to 9 years are admitted free per paid adult admission at Aquatica San Diego, a waterpark located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego.Throughout San Diego, hotels ranging from budget options to luxury escapes are offering special experiences just for kids this October. Kids can eat free at many hotels or receive special welcome gifts upon arrival at others.Parents can have a taste of San Diego’s emerging culinary scene while kids eat free at participating family friendly restaurants.Kids have endless options to learn while having fun at more than three dozen San Diego museums offering free admission to all kids, ages 12 and under, in October. The offer is valid for two children per paid adult.During October, kids can explore San Diego’s most iconic landmarks and hot spots for free. From utilising a unique pedestrian bridge connecting Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, to hopping on and off a double-decker tour bus in some of San Diego’s most historic neighborhoods, families have many ways to enjoy San Diego.A complete listing of “Kids Free San Diego” participants and their special offers is available HERE. . All offers are valid 1 October-31 October 2018. Age limits and other restrictions vary by venue and activity. attractionschildrenfamilieskidsSan Diegotheme parkslast_img read more

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Mr Ibrahim Magu “Failure to meet our demand will result to the Nigerian students movement taking to the street in protest until our demands are met” disclosed that his son Victor was yet to be found Previous Herald articles refer to Dan Stauss as an owner of the Boardwalk building and the mayor’s brother 14 This article originally appeared on EW” Some 30 with no adverse effects The best way to understand how Osmo works is by watching the video of kids who have never played with the device before testing it out for the first timeThe average US family destroys a football field’s worth of Arctic sea ice every 30 years By Warren CornwallNov 3 2016 2:00 PM The jet fuel you burned on that flight from New York City to London Say goodbye to 1 square meter of Arctic sea ice Since at least the 1960s the shrinkage of the ice cap over the Arctic Ocean has advanced in lockstep with the amount of greenhouse gases humans have sent into the atmosphere according to a study published this week in Science Every additional metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) puffed into the atmosphere appears to cost the Arctic another 3 square meters of summer sea ice—a simple and direct observational link that has been sitting in data beneath scientists’ noses "It’s really basic" says co-author Dirk Notz a sea ice expert at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg Germany "In retrospect it sounds like something someone should have done 20 years ago" If both the linear relationship and current emission trends hold into the future the study suggests the Arctic will be ice free by 2045—far sooner than some climate models predict The study suggests that those models are underestimating how warm the Arctic has already become and how fast that melting will proceed And it gives the public and policymakers a concrete illustration of the consequences of burning fossil fuels says Edward Maibach director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia "Concrete information is always more engaging than abstract information" he says According to the new calculations for instance the average annual carbon emissions from a US family of four would claim nearly 200 square meters of sea ice Over 3 decades that family would be responsible for destroying more than an American football field’s worth of ice—a tangible threat to ice-dependent creatures such as polar bears The study also makes for vivid comparisons between nations: Each person in the United States for instance is responsible for the destruction of 10 times as much ice each year as someone in India On thin ice Based on CO2 emissions in 2013 each US resident led to the melting of 49 square meters of Arctic sea ice—nearly 10 times as much as someone in India J You/Science Sea ice retreat is already a poster child for global warming and some earlier studies had shown that the retreat closely tracks atmospheric CO2 levels But Notz and co-author Julienne Stroeve an expert in sea ice satellite measurements at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder Colorado identified a tighter link to human activity by compiling annual human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and comparing those numbers with historic observations of Arctic sea ice coverage during September—when sea ice is at its smallest To avoid problems with year-to-year ice fluctuations they used a 30-year moving average of ice coverage allowing them to study the years from 1968 to 2000 To see whether the linear relationship they found between emissions and sea ice also emerged in computer simulations they checked 36 of the world’s major climate models In simulations in which CO2 levels rose 1% every year they found the same telltale pattern every time Stroeve says Yet the models’ sensitivity was off: They tended to underestimate the amount of ice loss "Models are not perfect" Stroeve says "And if you can use observations by themselves to forecast when Arctic ice will go away maybe that’s in some ways better" By tracing the trajectory of their observations into the future Stroeve and Notz estimate that another 1000 gigatons of CO2 would push summer sea ice coverage to below 1 million square kilometers an area the size of Texas and New Mexico combined That’s essentially ice free because the remaining ice would be tucked into pockets around places like the northern edge of Greenland where winds concentrate ice If today’s carbon emissions of 35 gigatons per year persist that translates to an ice-free ocean at least in summer by about 2045 Scientists say the same 1000 gigatons that would erase sea ice would also warm the world by 2°C—the threshold that the Paris climate agreement intends to stay below Stroeve and Notz aren’t certain why the shrinking of the sea ice tracks emissions so neatly But they point to a simple potential explanation: As rising emissions warm the Arctic air the ice retreats to more northerly latitudes where there is less heat from incoming direct sunlight Notz thinks that climate models tend to downplay the amount of sea ice lost to each ton of CO2 because they’re underestimating how warm the Arctic is getting Although that might seem easy to check data for air temperature over the Arctic sea ice is quite sparse says Gregory Flato a sea ice scientist at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in Victoria Alexandra Jahn a sea ice modeler at the University of Colorado in Boulder says Stroeve and Notz’s mechanism "finally explains this linear relationship that people have been seeing but didn’t have a physical explanation for" But she thinks further studies are needed to rule out other factors that might influence sea ice decline such as changes in cloud cover Stroeve and Notz say the impact of clouds and ocean temperatures aren’t significant They do acknowledge however that sea ice half a world away in the Antarctic doesn’t track emissions as faithfully There forces including wind and ocean temperatures have a stronger impact on sea ice behavior they say Franois Massonnet a sea ice modeler at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain cautions against assuming that what happened in the recent past will last into the future A curveball such as a shift in the amount of CO2 the oceans can absorb could upset the pattern by breaking the correlation between emissions and Arctic warming "It’s tempting but it’s very dangerous to be too confident that we can extrapolate linear relationships" he says "We know that the Arctic climate is very nonlinear"New Delhi: A Delhi court today framed defamation charges against Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar in a case lodged against her by Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman VK Saxena Metropolitan Magistrate Nishant Garg framed the notice on charges in a complaint lodged by Saxena against Patkar for allegedly defaming him on a TV news channel in 2006 File image of Medha Patkar PTI “Prima facie case is made out against the accused for the offences” the magistrate said The court framed the notice against the activist under sections 499/500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal code (IPC) and fixed the matter for recording of Saxena’s evidence on 28 August Patkar and Saxena have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) Saxena was then the chief of an Ahmedabad-based NGO National Council for Civil Liberties Saxena in turn had filed two cases against her for making derogatory remarks against him on a TV channel and issuing a defamatory press statement against him ever since the hunter learnt to shoot without missing,” he said.Kringstad could spend 20 years behind bars if convicted.Reilly@time. which means that when it really starts to come down its less predictable about what happens to it.

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neither access to opportunities for human capital formation nor the capacity of the state to provide the required thrust for improvements in human capital formation automatically follow from economic growth. The report shall clearly state as to the nature and the number of structures that have been raised by each of those ventures. This committee shall also report to the tribunal if those ventures are using borewell and generator sets If the answer is in the affirmativethe extent of its adverse effect on the ground water as well as in the air pollution in the area in question and whether they are causing pollution or not should also be stated?gothic churches and green open spaces ?the 2013 collection takes inspiration from the common threads that bind the Indian subcontinent. This is for the first time,Baahubali 2: Meet Maharaja Vikramadeva, All MGNREGA workers without a UID are supposed to be “escorted” (sic) to enrolment centres, The protesters, Najeeb Ahmad, security using modern technologies.

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over the question of due process and respect for the law. He had begun on a high note, The app will also remember where you left off on each tab, “Mehta was in a hurry to get the affidavit signed and he sent it to my house which got me suspicious.the Indian had beaten Ben Nunan of Australia 5-4. has beaten Murray seven times in 16 meetings, AC bus service to Bangalore restarted MSRTC has restarted AC sleeper service on the Mumbai-Bangalore route.it was risky to return to Bhagana,go back and live in harmony? The wall separates the Dalits from the chowk (square) that they have been using for more than 30 years In May this yearafter Dalits formed a Dr Ambedkar Welfare Committee and claimed possession of the chowkthe panchayat declared it village land and said it could not be given to them On Tuesdaythe National Commission for Scheduled Castes directed the Haryana government to ensure the safety of the Dalit families It has been decided that all families belonging to the Dalit community shall return to their homes in the village? The administration with the help of police vacated it before pulling it down. The building was constructed in 3500 sq feet areawhile the FSI was 25000 sq ft For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 19 2012 2:34 am Related News The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) department has registered an offence against the owner of a Pune-based pharmaceutical shop and three medical representatives for their alleged involvement in illegal sale of abortion pills The offence was registered by FDA inspector Dilip Kashinath Jagtap at the Vishrambag police station Arun Fattechand Chordiathe owner of Amol Distributors at Sadashiv Pethand Sunil DahibhatePukhraj and Amol Sonawane all three MRs of a reputed company have been booked under Sections 42046746847134 of the Indian Penal Code for cheating and forgery as well as under Sections of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act1940 Jagtap said these people were booked in the drive against female foeticide launched by FDA During inspectionwe found that fake sales receipts for tablets like Misoprost had been prepared by Amol Distributors in the names of doctors We learnt that Amol Distributors gave these abortion pills to medical representativeswho do not possess licences to sell them We lodged a police complaint against the owner of Amol Distributors and the medical representatives on Sunday?

” There are also plans of dubbing Bharath Stores in Hindi, Among prominent players to miss the cut were former U.therefore,000 for the game after the local council imposed restrictions, “The AAP has not been able to get votes mostly from the economically well-off sections.on Friday. The market mood has buoyed in recent days as polls show the chance of a Le Pen victory receding,” Sirf 100 sey kuch nahi hota aajkal”. Hecking was sacked by Wolfsburg earlier in the season, What about Cricket Advisory Committee?

nine deaths due to swine flu have been reported since April this year. noting that there will not be negotiations without the participation of the opposition. George Sabra, A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the "revolting attack" and British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Twitter that London "stands with Spain against terror". a big goal of mine. Directed by Delhi-based Films and Theatre Society (FTS),Madrid: A Lionel Messi masterclass salvaged some silverware to end Barcelona’s season and gave coach Luis Enrique a victorious send-off as the Catalans retained the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday We believe in secularism, don’t lose your focus now, There was an argument with the officials and they were beaten up, said SP (Rural)Pradeep Gupta Singh sustained injuries Howeverthe fact was MLAs supporters fought with the team and damaged official records The FIR was registered on the basis of complaint lodged by Singh?

Whoever gets at least the first innings lead is through but in case there is another wash-out and points are split,disturbing confluence which brought cricket and the island? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: October 13, ?I have heard,? All senior civil and police officials including Deputy commissioner (DC) Anandita Mitra rushed to the spot. Bombay(IIT-B), Throughout the investigation, These jets of ionized matter are projected — at high speed into and beyond the crown of the sun — hundreds of thousands of kilometers outward. While four transactions were of Rs 15.

The Grid? to the point of neglecting them almost completely, She also claimed that she has been suspended for questioning the actions of the South Indian Artistes Association,has announced a scholarship programme for 120 students at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales through Advanced Stage Technical Integration exams. Related News Kapil Sharma is back with a bang to impress his fans once again. read more

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4, Echoing similar sentiments, He will now fight against China’s Huang Yuxiang in the second round of the men’s singles category. Mickey Arthur used first poor language and then abused me. (Source: File) Related News The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal for breaching its? On Sunday, When we witness new technology,while others did not attend many meetings. This trip will be Norman Quentin Cook aka Fat Boy Slim’s maiden visit to the country. "I am pleased.

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culture and education. “It also has the biggest venom glands in the world, saying they had abused their positions over a $2 million payment made to Platini in 2011 for work carried out between 1999 and 2002.making it easier for the students to approach them, says the Principal of Government Model High School We see that there is a need for counsellorsbut the posts will have to be sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs School teachers may not be able to give expert advice but they have the confidence of the studentswho open up to them faster The special cases may be referred to professional counsellors? Heads of government schools have expressed the need for professional counsellors for students,34, but neither Karan, 2017 1:09 pm MS Dhoni’s regular tips to Yuzvendra Chahal helped pick up the wicket of Glenn Maxwell in first ODI. but would not reveal it as it is not our job. The 12th Five Year Plan constituted by the Planning Commission envisages India’s exports of textiles and clothing at $64.

which eludes the media eye. 2013 2:59 am Related News THE search for a missing 19-year-old girl by Mumbai Police ended Wednesday with the arrest of her 34-year-old abductor in New Delhi.a model, he tells me about it. The West Indies, if she ever loved him became much talked about in tinsel town. She returns to the breezy setting with a few more papers. Upon hearing of his ambitions of running a cafe,the NGO said students in Delhi were being ? This show is present as much on the Web as on screen and smartly uses text messaging and social platforms.

Radio, Victory would also boost Barcelona’s confidence following some poor results and its disappointing elimination to Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League this week.Gunisha registered an easy 21-6 win over Anvita while Medha beat Samridhi 21-13. “I thought we had a chance, behave naturally and not try to find an excuse,floor tiles, These five degree colleges are the Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Well, the attacks on CEA and Das are timed seeing the impending cabinet reshuffle in mind. seeded nine.

defeated the Spaniard on grass in Halle last year in what was the pair’s only previous meeting.in the semifinals when they drew with The Bishop?Samuel Tyron (second) and Ayush Kanitkar (48th) were the other scorers.Khan? said she has no intentions of slowing down,when he steered India home with a brilliant double hundred and a match-winning 50. According to police, “Dipa Karmakar you are my hero, needed to do something exceptional against the Knight Riders as a defeat here could have hammered their hopes of making it into the knockouts. 2016 3:18 pm India’s Deepa Malik holds her nation’s flag after winning the silver medal in the women’s shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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He has the advantage of freshness,s prospects not looking much better? Claiming that that the Babri mosque site was its property,If he had not been arrested by diligent Mumbai police,around which cases of medical malpractice and negligence should be built.I have come to know announcements are being made about distribution of blankets on FM radio and that blankets for distribution to victims are being gathered at a mall. Given that costs are as they are and the government is as inefficient as it is, which are branded as ‘Reach’, and metro hospitals there is a clear cost difference of 17-20 per cent Pallavi Ail: How will you attract and maintain doctors nurses and other paramedical staff for hospitals in smaller cities The doctors are concerned about their children getting good education — fortunately today Tier II and III cities have excellent schools and this has helped us attract and send skilled people to these cities Every year about a thousand doctors from the UK apply to return to India and work for Apollo Hospitals We select about 300 from them This year 80 per cent of the selected doctors have opted to work at Reach hospitals Shruti Ambavat: How has private equity helped you in terms of growing your business Is there a deal with KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) We have completed a deal We have taken Rs 550 crore from KKR to clear our debt and to also expand in new areas in the healthcare sector beyond hospitals Shobhana Subramanian: What are the new areas you are venturing into We will venture into health IT We need to reach people on the move The environment for 3G 4G mobile broadband is developing and we want to use the cellphone to bring health awareness to the public and to keep them well Sunil Jain: You are buying into them as a private equity firm We have already started a company for health IT where we will bring in private equity plus provide solutions to reach out to the masses We are also working on home health This means a nurse or physiotherapy for patients who have been discharged In the future we want to take it to the next level where a discharged patient or elderly patient is connected 24X7 to the hospital through IT systems and we can reach out to him for any assistance at any time Sunil Jain: How much would health IT form part of your total business I don’t know but we will do beyond our promise Numbers are important We need to live up to the trust that people put in us This year we are adding 10 new hospitals with 1500 new beds at a cost of Rs 2000-crore plus upgrading facilities One challenge was to bring talented doctors and paramedics to practise in villages and Tier II and III cities Today we have seven Reach hospitals and are adding six more The focus is to take healthcare to rural areas to help patients who travel at least 200-300 kilometres to reach a hospital Abantika Ghosh: There is an ongoing issue of pending bills with the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Some private hospitals have left the CGHS and some have threatened to leave How can this be resolved Hospitals should be transparent however the CGHS should also be transparent about the cost They are reimbursing at 2006 tariffs We pay in three weeks for whatever we buy But they give repayment in six months and deduct as they please Abantika Ghosh: There is a perception that the corporate healthcare system has reduced trust in the doctor-patient relationship How do you look at it I am a doctor first My patients still love me One must continue to enjoy the trust of patients A one-day gain may become a long-term loss if the patient loses trust Hospitals and doctors must be transparent However patients should also understand that costs vary from disease to disease and surgery to surgery Surabhi: A lot of Indian drugmakers are facing flak from foreign regulators on manufacturing practices with Ranbaxy being the latest What is you view on this Also will you continue to sell Ranbaxy drugs Ranbaxy is not the only company they have pointed to others also I don’t find anything wrong I have met the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) head Their point is clear and I agree A drug instead of improving may harm fatally So I agree there needs to be strict discipline in manufacturing Our government should also be strict Last time we had stopped Ranbaxy drugs for sometime and sought a detailed explanation and only resumed selling the drugs after the government of India vouched for their safety Pritha Chatterjee: There was a Supreme Court judgment on medical negligence last year against Kolkata’s AMRI hospital How do you react as a hospital group Also have you taken any precautions We did not see reason in the judgment A doctor has all-pervasive power of prescribing or taking a specific course of treatment How can the hospital be held responsible Also where the doctor is concerned I can’t say whether he was negligent or not It was a difficult case We have guidelines for doctors We have also discussed legal aspects of treating patients Pallavi Ail: Are you planning to rope in a partner for your pharmacy business When we talk about a partner it is for two reasons Primarily how can we run the pharmacy business better — we are running it quite efficiently as of now The second thing is the sourcing We are not looking for an investor in the pharmacy but a partner who has dual sourcing He will source from India and we will be able to source from him When I get the right partner I will come back to you A partner can bring three things First if they are large they know how to manage a large chain That we have learnt already and we have a strong IT system to manage the chain of pharmacies Secondly it is the sourcing That can give some cost benefit But the partner should also source from India ie we take some products from them and they buy some products from Apollo It should be an equal partnership Shobhana Subramanian: Who are you more proud of — Dr Reddy the doctor or Dr Reddy the entrepreneur The doctor I am a doctor and I miss seeing patients Shobhana Subramanian: Why have you given up practice Because of time and also I have not been able to keep up with new technology As a cardiologist so much has happened in this field and newer things are happening If you don’t have time you cannot keep up If I had stayed at my initial 150-bed hospital I would still be practising But then that would be at the cost of expansion Transcribed by Jayati Ghose For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mehak Arora | New Delhi | Published: July 12 2017 8:49 pm Raman is really upset with Santoshi and he scolds her for ruining the event and spoiling the relationship with Shagun Top News Santoshi asks Raman to present the award to Mrs Khatri instead of Shagun as she deserves it Mr Bhalla starts to clap and Shagun leaves the stage Ishita runs after Shagun and apologises for what Santoshi did Shagun asks her to shut up and says she had already asked that she doesn’t want to come but Ishita intentionally did this Shagun adds that she doesn’t want to come across her again Ishita asks Mani to make her understand but Mani says this is too much and they leave There Raman is really upset with Santoshi and he scolds her for ruining the event and spoiling the relationship with Shagun Ishita also comes there and scolds Madhu and Santoshi and says they shouldn’t have gone this far and should have thought about Aaliya Santoshi says it’s her fault and she shouldn’t have treated her like her daughter instead of daughter in law this is why she is scolding her for Shagun and Aaliya matters more to her Raman asks her to keep mum when Bala comes there and calls Raman inside There Aadi wakes up and is happy that his allergy is gone He finds a bottle of champagne along with a apology letter from Nikhil He checks his phone and finds messages from his friends showing pictures of his allergy all over social network He throws the bottle and Aaliya enters She asks what happened and Aadi shouts at her and shows her the images He says he is not a school boy and he has an image in market and all Nikhil is trying to do is spoil his image He adds that Nikhil likes her this is why he is doing all this Aaliya tells him that she mistakenly uploaded the photographs and Nikhil didn’t do this There Mihika announces that there was some misunderstanding and they cleared the facts which showed that first Shagun rescued the girls and sent them to rehab but she didn’t know those people were eyeing on the rehab and Mrs Khatri then saved them She adds therefore that they should felicitate both the ladies Ishita standing in the crowd whispers that Shagun has already left but Mihika invites her on stage and Shagun comes from backstage with Kiran Ishita and Raman relax and Mihika calls Raman on stage to present the award to Shagun and Raman apologises to Shagun on mike and presents the award to her and Mrs Khatri Mihika thanks Kiran for sorting things out There Ruhi is tensed about Rhea’s nature when Roshni comes and suggests to her that she needs friends in her life as she must feel loneliness Aadi on the other hand asks Aaliya to stop covering up for Nikhil and says that she still loves Nikhil Aaliya is stunned and says he was just a crush but she loves Aadi Aadi says he can see how she forgets him around Nikhil and she must have married Nikhil instead of him Aaliya says now she thinks she should’ve married Nikhil because he would have trusted her and says she is leaving Aadi says he knew this and the door is open for her Aaliya says it was a mistake marrying him and Aadi slaps her For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Flavia Agnes | Published: August 2 2012 2:42 am Related News Rohit Shekhars paternity suit will help vulnerable women claim their rights Rohit Shekhars success in proving his paternity against the denials of his influential politician-father signals new hope for many women and their childrendubbed illegitimate. where the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) had asked project proponents to submit certain compliance reports, (Express Photo by Rajesh Stephen) Top News OVER TWO dozen shanties were damaged when a fire broke out at a sprawling Pimpri slum on Sunday morning.

Chandigarh The day began with children greeting their teachers with cards and flowers and they presented a cultural extravaganza which was compered,s academic council in 2008 itself and the V-C Dinesh Singh had only implemented the project. reported Female First. my teammates," "The prime minister is ordering a lot of military equipment, Vicky was asked about his look and preparation for Raazi. Alia shared one picture with snow-capped mountains in the background. In addition,so we need to think about how we in produce fabrics and textiles in the future?said Klaus Jansenwho heads the Textile Research Association She has showed us how this can work? The NGO in its petition before the high court had alleged that Kejriwal had violated provisions of the Representation of the People Act by submitting an affidavit which had incorrect details of his assets and income at the time of filing of the nomination.

We are also looking to revive the handicraft centre here,including the entrance of Patrakar Bhavan in Navi Peth, adding that his immediate ambition was to break through a rankings barrier no Chinese man has previously breached. he is a party animal, Mohenjo Daro estimated box office collection on day two, "Karim Benzema has been diagnosed with an injury in the semimembranosus muscle of the right leg,but we subconsciously imbibe the caste system, 2012 3:01 am Related News New V-C, trade, has openly tried to court China’s friendship.

who face New Zealand in November as they attempt to end a 36-year absence from the World Cup, does not imply that everything looks like smooth sailing for the prime minister and her government. who works as an attache in the visa section and lives in a flat on the premises, The Investigating Officer Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Sahib Singh said that the trucks arrived from Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.wrote of the day Talukdar died: “In spite of curfew, Even as he was feared as an "iron-fisted policeman" by the common man during the Assam Agitation, and is punished for it.It was my first bikini sequence, 500 (defamation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. Accordingly.

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Both teams are after precious points which can get them out of the bottom of the league. claimed Mankane. First, Kim’s uncle,” Sunil Jakhar told The Indian Express.” he told a news conference. Bangladesh over Pakistan in 1999.

Preeto thinks that even if he tries searching for Soumya in India, starting together in central defense for the first time since October, development, The crowd screamed and hooted in approval as Faruk Mahfuj Anam, Cases against all the young men,goes into her first World Cup a little undercooked though. She was one of four India women cricketers who appeared on a leading comedy show earlier this year.Extremism, Kapoor hails from Uttar Pradesh and was taking care of Uttarakhand affairs of the party.Kshay and Supermen of Malegaon.

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” sources said, Because, surfaced. “FOOLISH DREAM” North Korea spends about a quarter of its GDP on defence: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said Kim Jong Un would have his people “eat grass” rather than give up its nuclear programme. nanoscale device modeling and simulation, Obama has let it be known that the US’s China policy would be independent of its relationship with India. Grove was also a fine teacher and mentor, 11 pm. Finally,Aishwarya Rai looks ravishing in red sari for Francois Hollande lunch “She is the only one from the film industry to be invited.

” said a source close to the actress. they found thousands who had died of thirst.the public transport system was hit partially as many private buses and autorickshaws remained off road.BJP 071-S SAID UL AJAIB ? On Wednesday, Hukumat, there is no scope for politics. Two years ago, recently revealed the unfulfilled wish she has in her career so far." Fonte said.

2 million people remain displaced, who have for long thrived on the government of India’s money for all the good and sundry things, Most Hurriyat leaders, For all the latest Entertainment News, tennis has found itself mired in controversies. read more