Raipur, Mar 6 (PTI) A group of about 15-20 youths sporting saffron bands on their forehead and allegedly belonging to right wing Hindu outfit Bajrang Dal today barged into a church on the citys outskirts while prayers were underway and vandalised the premises and thrashed those present. The president of Chhattisgarhs Christian Forum Arun Pannalal alleged that the slogan-shouting attackers belonged to Bajrang Dal and that women and an infant were also not spared while the police in the state capital remained tight-lipped on their identity. “Around 15-20 youths entered the church premises located at Kachna village while prayer was underway,” Raipur Additional Superintendent of Police Neeraj Chandrakar told PTI.They allegedly damaged chairs, fans and other articles in the premises and even beat up the people present, he said.The accused were reportedly sporting saffron bands on their forehead, he said. They fled the spot when the police arrived, he added.Based on the victims complaint, a case has been registered under sections 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt), 295(injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and 147(rioting) of the IPC, he said.Three motorcycles belonging to the accused were seized from the spot, he said, adding efforts are on to nab the miscreants. Pannalal claimed that todays incident was the fourth attack on a Christian place of worship in the past one month in the state.”Around 15-20 men with saffron bands on their forehead entered the church while Sunday prayer was under way at around 12 PM, and started vandalising the premises and started breaking everything,”Pannalal said and claimed that the “Bajrang Dal youth indulged in sloganeering and were raising Jai Shree Ram slogans”advertisement”They started damaging chairs and fans. They did not spare women and even tore up their clothes. They also thrashed an infant,” he said.The assailants were heard accusing that people were being converted in the church, he said.”A group of 40-50 people from downtrodden families in the village had set up the church under a tin shed, where they perform prayers every Sunday,” he said, refuting the conversion charge.He said, “We are thankful to the police that they reached immediately and took the necessary action.” PTI TKP SDL RJS GSN GSN
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Taking a set from Thais fans hope of PH volleybelles Hounded all game long by Tungcab, Suerte—who came into the game leading the UAAP in scoring with 22.8 a game—struggled mightily, finishing with only four points on 2-of-15 shooting from the field while also turning the ball over four times in over 35 minutes of action.“His long game brilliance of defending Rey Suerte helped us a lot,” said UP coach Bo Perasol, whose wards struggled with their shots and gave up big leads.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“It’s just the principle that we have in our team—whoever it is, whoever is doing well, is going to have the time. That was what happened. [Tungcab] was able to give back to the trust that I gave him,” Perasol said.That principle kept Tungcab on the floor, and did a world of good for Perasol and UP—Tungcab threw in a little extra by knocking the biggest shot in the game too. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Known more for his scoring, Tungcab has embraced the role of being a dependable defensive stopper when he transferred to UP after playing his first two seasons with Adamson.“It’s a bit challenging because it’s not that easy to play good defense but I accept the role given to me to help the team,” he said.The Maroons, who blew a double-digit lead before making the stops to halt the Warriors, notched their third consecutive win in a 4-1 card.Bright Akhuetie had 16 points for UP while Javi Gomez de Liaño added 15. Kobe Paras tallied a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to help the Maroons stay close to unbeaten Ateneo.With Suerte neutralized, Alex Diakhite powered the Warriors with 21 points and 17 rebounds but his herculean effort wasn’t enough as his team dropped to 1-4.Later in the day, Andrei Caracut came up clutch to push La Salle past Adamson, 68-61.With the Green Archers clinging to a 60-58 lead, Caracut buried back-to-back triples inside the final minute to slam the door on the Falcons.La Salle climbed to 2-3 and dealt Adamson its third loss in six games. Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ANTIPOLO—All in all, it was a good day to be Jaydee Tungcab. Thrust into the starting unit with University of the Philippines looking for someone to shadow University of the East’s Rey Suerte, Tungcab responded in a way that surprised even him.“I actually didn’t think that I was going to lock him down and he would only score four points because it’s already a given that he’s a scorer and he’s going to score against me,” said Tungcab after the Maroons gutted out a 62-56 victory over the Warriors on Saturday in UAAP men’s basketball at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With 1:38 to play and UE pouncing on a UP squad whose ball-heavy stars kept looking for their shots, Tungcab buried a triple—his only field goal for the game—to give the Maroons breathing space, 60-56.“We had lots of lapses, but in the end, it was Jaydee who saved us with his 3-point shot at the corner,” Perasol said.The surprise wasn’t that Tungcab made the shot. It was that he was able to get it off in a game where Perasol rued his wards’ tendency to be too individualistic.“Most of my players, my starters, a lot of them are ball-dominant guys,” Perasol said. “Although we really wanted to make sure that we have our own plans, we have our own roles … when we see we are leading, we fall back on our personal and individual tendencies to score.Tungcab had just four points on 1-of-3 shooting from the field, two rebounds, one steal and a turnover in close to 23 minutes of play.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments
Australian opener David Warner’s life has taken a turn for better over the past few months. After his return to international cricket post a year-long ban, Warner has hit supreme form with the bat leading the run-charts in the ongoing World Cup 2019. As if his on-field exploits were not enough, Warner’s joy received another shot in the arm with the birth of his 3rd child in London on Monday.Warner was travelling with his pregnant wife Candice during the World Cup 2019 in England while expecting the birth of their 3rd daughter. Warner confirmed the news via social media when he posted a picture of Candice with their 3 kids including the new-born Isla Rose, with the caption: ‘We welcomed our newest family member Isla Rose Warner at 10:30pm late last night. @candywarner1 was absolutely amazing. Mum and Bub doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon. #prouddad’.According to news reports, Warner had to rush to the hospital soon after Australia’s clash against New Zealand was over on Saturday evening.We welcomed our newest family member Isla Rose Warner at 10:30pm late last night. candywarner1 was absolutely amazing. Mum and Bub doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon. #prouddad https://t.co/wAsjXZLeYnadvertisementDavid Warner (@davidwarner31) July 1, 2019The Warners already are proud parents of two girls – Ivy Mae and Indi Rae. Thankfully for Warner, The Australian team has an almost week-long break before their final league match against South Africa in Manchester.Warner has scored a phenomenal 516 runs in the World Cup with 2 centuries and 3 fifties and looks set to challenge Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time high of 673 runs scored during the 2003 edition.Australia have already qualified for the semi-finals and are leading the points table with 14 points from 8 matches. They are also already assured of a top-2 finish in the points table.Also Read | Sportsmanship of few champions got tested, they failed badly: Waqar Younis slams Team IndiaAlso Read | You all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, there he is at No. 4: Rohit Sharma’s epic reply to journalist
Liverpool Forget Alisson! Karius continues to strengthen his case as Liverpool’s No.1 Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 1 year ago 01:14 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Liverpool Premier League Liverpool v West Ham United West Ham United Opinion The Reds ace produced a crucial save in Saturday’s 4-1 win over West Ham that showed just why Jurgen Klopp has ended his pursuit of the Brazilian Only last week, Goal revealed Liverpool had pulled out of a proposed £62 million deal for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, with manager Jurgen Klopp having decided that Loris Karius would be his No.1 for the remainder of the season – and beyond.There were those that questioned the German’s judgement again in midweek when Alisson produced yet another sensational display of shot stopping in the Giallorossi’s 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. So impressive was he that a frustrated Paulo Fonseca claimed afterwards that his side would have won the last-16 first-leg clash by a far bigger margin had it not been for the brilliant Brazilian.However, Karius produced the perfect riposte at Anfield on Saturday, playing a pivotal role in a 4-1 victory over West Ham that propelled Liverpool into second place in the Premier League standings ahead of Manchester United’s meeting with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Of course, the Reds’ awesome attacking triumvirate will dominate the headlines once more, and rightly so. They were all on target again. Pleasingly, Sadio Mane underlined that he has got his mojo back just in time for the business end of the season, Mohamed Salah’s left foot wrote itself into the history books with a 20th goal of the season, while Roberto Firmino turned in another demonstration of how to play as a modern No.9.20 – Mo Salah has scored 20 goals with his left foot in the Premier League this season, the most by a player in a single season in the competition’s history. Phenomenon. pic.twitter.com/M6ybeBTWFF— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2018 However, for all Liverpool’s customary offensive excellence, they remain vulnerable in defence and that is where Karius came in.He produced two spectacular but, more importantly, pivotal saves when the game was still delicately poised during the first half. Indeed, his first stop was as impressive as it was crucial, with Karius getting his fingertips to a wonderfully delicate chip from Marko Arnautovic that looked destined to open the scoring at Merseyside.The former Mainz goalkeeper denied the Austrian attacker after Liverpool had taken the lead through Emre Can’s header, this time keeping a 25-yard effort out of the top corner. Karius was eventually beaten in the second half by Michail Antonio, who bagged his now seemingly obligatory goal against the Reds – it is now four in five appearances against the Reds for the winger.However, there was little that the 24-year-old could have done about that, having been left brutally exposed by his defence. Those backline problems still have to be addressed, of course, but if Karius can continue to influence games in such a positive manner between now and the end of the season, Liverpool fans’ interest in Alisson’s performances will quickly fade.After Klopp had made the decision to replace Simon Mignolet with Karius as his first-choice goalkeeper, he warned his compatriot: “Of course, Loris now has to deliver.”He did just that on Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
zoom Star Bulk Carriers Corp. said that the company acquired 33% of the total outstanding common stock of Interchart Shipping Inc. (Interchart), a Liberian company which acts as chartering broker to Star Bulk’s fleet for total consideration of $400,000 consisting of $200,000 in cash and 22,598 restricted common shares of Star Bulk, to be issued on March 31, 2014.Interchart was founded in 1986 and under the same management since 2003, has performed over 640 fixtures. It maintains offices in Athens, Greece and employs 6 senior brokers. The ownership interest was purchased from an entity affiliated with family members of our Chairman, including Star Bulk’s director Ms. Pappas.Also on February 25, 2014, the company entered into a services agreement, with Interchart for chartering, brokering and commercial services for its vessels for an annual fee of $685,000. This fee is adjustable for changes in Star Bulk’s fleet pursuant to the terms of the services agreement. Under the services agreement, all previously agreed upon brokerage commissions due to Interchart are canceled retroactively from January 1, 2014.Spyros Capralos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Star Bulk, commented: “This transaction is consistent with our strategy to enhance our in ‐ house vessel management capabilities and reduce our costs from operations. After having made substantial enhancements to our technical ship management capabilities, we are now moving forward with a focus on expanding the Company’s capabilities with the commercial management of vessels. We believe this transaction merges the interests of Interchart and the Company and benefits our shareholders.”Star Bulk Carriers Corp, March 18, 2014
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced a new agreement which sees Thor Shipping & Transport commit 10 years to the Port of Hull.In addition, ABP has invested GBP 6 million (around USD 7.7 million) into Thor’s 10-acre leased terminal, allowing substantial infrastructure improvement works and an additional 2.5 acres of container storage space.As part of this investment, a hybrid GBP 3.5 million Liebherr harbor crane will arrive in March 2019 to bolster eco-friendly operations, the port said.Since July 2014, Thor has trebled its tonnage through the two-berth terminal on King George Dock. It has a regular container and breakbulk service from its own shortsea operator – Sunline – connecting the UK with the East Coast of Sweden twice a week.The company also facilitates vessels three times a week to Zeebrugge and a breakbulk liner service every fortnight from Finland and Iceland.“This agreement shows that both ABP and Thor are confident in committing to support the Humber region for a substantial amount of time, so much so, it’s double the length of the previous contract agreed in 2014,” Chris Green, ABP Port Manager for Hull and Goole, commented.This year, Thor hopes to see its strongest performance yet and expects to handle one million tons of cargo. In addition to containers, Thor’s other core business concerns steel and timber which boost the efficiency of the operation and reduce carbon footprint.“We look forward to continually building upon our international trade and transport links, helping to put the Humber on the map as a key gateway for trade. It will enable us to realise and sustain future growth opportunities,” Thomas Bryan, Thor Shipping and Transport Managing Director, said.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rate cut is expected to provide a boost to the economy. Lower interest rates will help in providing support to the economy but are not the sole elixir that India needs. The focus must not be just on the immediate economic issues but on the broader target of implementing changes that have a long-lasting positive impact on the economy. Two issues that merit significant attention are: Further boosting the liquidity and depth of the government bond futures market and Consolidation of the public sector banks in India. Indian policymakers and the central bank need to start creating a roadmap for greater participation of investors to develop further liquidity in the government bond futures market in India. Further development of the market involves complicated intricacies such as a better market design that allows greater participation by a variety of investors including foreign ones. However, in the long-run the government bond futures market is indispensable to India’s financial market development. Also Read – A staunch allyIssues such as illiquid mispriced loans, incorrect pricing of credit risk, and an over-dependence on bank loans versus corporate bonds have plagued the Indian credit markets. At a fundamental level, resolving these issues requires further improvement in the liquidity of the benchmark government bond future that can effectively form the base of the market. Solutions to tide over the current credit issues are critical, but it is imperative that structural problems in the credit markets are addressed. Also Read – Cuban pathosThe primary advantage of a liquid and deep government bond futures market with increased participation by both domestic and foreign investors will be the provision of liquidity to the benchmark government bond curve, which in turn will allow other fixed-income instruments to be priced as a spread to it. Building liquidity in the benchmark government bond curve, especially in the longer end of the curve, is essential to creating robust lending markets in India. Higher liquidity in the government bond futures market will allow the development of the long-end lending instruments so crucial to infrastructure investments in India. One of the primary reasons as to why long-term lending is challenging in India is the lack of liquid interest rate hedging instruments in the longer tenures. A more robust benchmark government bond market will also expedite the development of a liquid corporate bond market. This liquid corporate bond market with active price discovery is the vital base required for better pricing of credit risk by market players. Not creating structural changes leaves us exposed to repeating the mistakes of the past. As is clearly illustrated, the greater focus on the government bond futures market will significantly assist in achieving the targets of greater long-term infrastructure, and more liquid corporate bond markets – the two objectives that are high on the priority list. The consolidation in the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) through the mergers last year is another vital issue that the government needs to continue to focus on. A multitude of government-backed banks, all of which have similar roles has been one factor that has led to significant credit problems in the economy. A look at the list of creditors in the bankruptcy courts in India throws up a myriad of PSBs, all of which mostly have the same credit exposure. The PSBs should be aggregated to avoid situations whereby lending continues unabated even as the credit quality of the borrower declines. Bank mergers are not a simple and easy process but are a must towards ensuring that poor lending practices of the past are not repeated in the future. That said, PSB mergers must always be done to create an organisation that is larger than the sum of the parts. For instance, regional synergies and diversity in the type of clients on the loan books (corporate versus retail) must all be considered to create larger, more successful PSBs. Time devoted to creating robust organisations is well worth the effort. The changes regarding creating a more liquid and functional government bond futures market and larger PSBs are all long-term changes that will deliver returns in terms of a stronger financial foundation on which to build India’s economic growth story. The government and the various stakeholders together would do well to start creating a roadmap for the efficient implementation of the much-needed changes. That said, patience will be of the essence to eventually deliver these changes. (The author heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm. The views expressed are strictly personal)
APTN National NewsIn Saskatchewan, there is fresh concern that the federal government has a secret plan that might dramatically impact the lives of First Nation people.The fears come from a seeming contradiction, between what the prime minister says to Aboriginal leaders and what his MPs are doing in the House of Commons.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story.
Defence Secretary of Pakistan, Lt. Gen. (R) Ikram-ul-Haq, during his 4-day visit to Sri Lanka, met with the Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka, Admiral R.C. Wijeygunaratne, Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, Commander of Sri Lanka Army, Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe.Comprehensive discussions were held during the meetings with the view to further broaden and deepen the strong bond of commitment and mutual understanding between the two countries as both sides are committed to work closely in all fields to boost cooperation and to promote peace in the region, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said today. High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat and military officials were also present during the meetings.
Haldimand-Norfolk residents are being urged to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals this spring to prevent the spread of the rabies virus.In 2018 there were four animal cases of rabies in Haldimand and one in Norfolk. This year, there has been only one animal case, in Haldimand County. All were in raccoons – none were in domestic animals.Ontario has seen 462 cases of rabies in raccoons and 21 in foxes since a 2015 outbreak of the virus in neighbouring areas.“The virus isn’t just limited to animals – it can cause serious illness in humans as well,” said Shanker Nesathurai, Haldimand-Norfolk’s Medical Officer of Health, in a press release. “Once symptoms appear, the disease is almost always fatal, so it’s incredibly important to seek treatment before symptoms of the infection appear.”Rabies is spread through the saliva of an infected animal by a bite or scratch and is fatal if left untreated. Any mammal can be infected by rabies, with raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes being common regional carriers. Pets such as dogs and cats should be vaccinated for rabies at the age of three months, and the vaccination should be kept up-to-date.To reduce the risk and help prevent the spread of rabies in the community, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit recommends that you:• Ensure your pet’s rabies vaccination is up-to-date. It’s the law.• Stay away from and do not touch unfamiliar animals, or animals acting strangely.• Stay away from wild animals and do not feed them.• Prevent pets from coming into contact with wildlife.• Supervise children when they are around animals.• Do not let pets roam free.• Feed pets indoors. Feeding pets outdoors can attract other unwanted animals.• Keep garbage securely covered.Every owner of a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep must ensure that each animal is immunized against rabies unless the animal is only being taken care of by one person and the animal is not accessible to the public.To report wildlife acting abnormally in Haldimand or Norfolk, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Rabies Information Line at 1-888-574-6656.To report contact that might result in the transmission of rabies to a person, contact the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623.Incidents involving domestic pets being exposed to potentially rabid animals should be reported to your local vet.
A diet rich in antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids, such as that followed in Greece and other Mediterranean countries, could protect the body from melanoma, a type of skin cancer, according to a study recently published in Nutrition Reviews. Dr Niva Shapira said that the Mediterranean diet helps Greeks have lower melanoma rates in contrast to other sunny countries such as Australia. Shapira, of Tel Aviv University’s School of Health Professions, explained that, “The sun’s rays damage both the skin and the immune system by penetrating the skin and causing photo-oxidation affecting both the cells themselves and the body’s ability to repair any damage.” She advised a diet rich in foods such as olive oil, fish, yogurt and colourful fruits and vegetables to fight the oxidising effect of the sun and said the use of hats and clothing to protect against the sun was also a good idea. Shapira presented her study at a nutritionist conference in Sydney. The Head of Department and Associate Professor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition at LaTrobe University, Catherine Itsiopoulos, praised the work and its significance about the Greek diet also being incorporated into planning meals for children. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Un prototype du Galaxy S III sur le Web ?C’est une fois de plus une unité de test d’un téléphone à venir qui a été découvert, cette fois du tant attendu Galaxy S3 ! Ce Samsung GT-l9300 prototype est doté de plus de boutons que d’habitude. Après les informations des jours précédents sur son nom et son annonce officielle, c’est un prototype du Galaxy S3 qui se serait révélé sur la Toile.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le téléphone se trouve dans un étui qui n’est sans aucun doute pas définitif, mais qui nous apprend tout de même que l’appareil serait très fin, dans la continuité de son petit frère le Samsung Galaxy S2.Alors que celui-ci n’a que 3 boutons, le S3 semble en avoir 5. En plus des existants boutons apps et Retour, les boutons Tab (changement d’application, en multitasking) et home font leur retour. Cela va à l’encontre de la politique d’Android 4.0 et ultérieurs, qui ne suggère que les deux boutons précédemment cités. Mais après tout, cela aidera aussi à moins le confondre avec un iPhone !Cela montre au moins que Samsung réfléchit à ses interfaces et ne se contente pas de recopier les choses. Une vraie réflexion est nécessaire en permanence pour intégrer des interfaces comme son TouchWizz dans Ice Cream Sandwich.Le 25 avril 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
Real Madrid are interested in signing Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan, according to Metro.Madrid have sent officials to Italy to negotiate a deal in the region of £99million for the Argentine striker.The Spanish giants are looking to invest heavily in their squad to replace the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Juventus earlier this summer.With the lack of firepower up front, Madrid are keen to bring Mauro Icardi from the San Siro to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Inter Milan captain finished as the joint top scorer in the Serie A last season with 29 goals.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Real have sent representatives to discuss with Inter and Icardi‘s agent Wanda Nara who also happens to be his wife.Meanwhile, Madrid are keen to avoid any discussions with Inter over the availability of Luka Modric. The San Siro outfit are keen to sign the midfield maestro who has already agreed terms with the club.Real Madrid insist Modric is not for sale considering the fact that fellow Croatian Mateo Kovacic has already left the Bernabeu this summer.Modric is believed to be keen on a move to Inter to reunite with fellow Croatians Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 15, 2018 – Nassau – King: His Voice, His Teachings, His Love for Humanity. It’s been some 20 years in the making. The friendship between Dr. Debbie Bartlett and Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr’s second daughter, has strengthened over the years.. The two first met around 2000 after Debbie invited Martin Luther III to speak qt her CEO network conference.Destiny clapped her hands and on Monday, January 15, Debbie will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to speak at the annual ecumenical service honoring one of her childhood heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Says Dr. Bartlett, “Destiny has Predetermined That A Bahamian Woman Of Color would Be Invited To the United States of America to speak on this historic occasion. It is an opportunity that I am deeply humbled by and do not take lightly. It is my prayer that I will make the Bahamian people and Caribbean People Proud.”King entered Morehouse College, Atlanta at the age of 15 and later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He received his doctorate in Systematic Theology from Boston University. The “I have a Dream Speech was written in Bimini, Bahamas while on a fishing expedition with boat-builder and historian Ansil Saunders.”Policy makers, educators, civil and human rights leaders and the general public are expected to be in the audience. The service will be held at the historical Ebenezer Baptist Church and streamed live on www.fox5atlanta.com at 10:00 a.m. A delegation of family, friends and colleagues will accompany Dr. Bartlett to Atlanta representing The Bahamas and the United States.#DebbieBartlett#MartinLutherKingDay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
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It would be a nice gesture to replace them, but don’t bother with pricey Apple AirPods or Samsung Galaxy Buds — not when these TaoTronics true-wireless earbuds are nearly as good for a fraction of the price. Microsoft Vava • Read full review Forget the whimsical, obvious choice — Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go — and give a grad something of actual use: a book that teaches the basics of saving and investing money. Because, let’s face it, few high-school or college programs give kids the knowledge they need. Elements is a relatively slim 208 pages, so it’s not as intimidating as some money-advice books. 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To get it, you’ll need a MassGenie account. Then just click the orange Power Deal button. Dorm rooms and apartments are, unfortunately, prime targets for thieves. So why not give your grad the tools to keep an eye on things? The Wyze Cam Pan security camera is a fantastic choice for smaller living spaces, as just one of them can probably provide all the necessary surveillance. Meanwhile, the just-released Wyze Sense kit comes with a motion sensor and two door/window sensors, all designed to integrate with the Cam. Mighty Vibe portable Spotify player: $80 Amazfit Bip smartwatch: $80 There’s nothing inherently graduate-friendly about this, but the Mighty Vibe is one of my favorite under-the-radar products — and kids are all about the Spotify, right? This tiny portable player resembles Apple’s old iPod Shuffle, but sucks up Spotify playlists for phone- and data-free listening. So the kid suffered through school with that slowpoke phone with the cracked screen. A pretty great reward would be a new phone. CNET has rounded up some of the best phones to gift to a grad, but I’m going to give the nod to the Moto G7 Play, which delivers a ton of features for under $200. Grads Tech Gift Guide Gift subscription to LinkedIn Premium ($29.99 per month) See at Amazon Read full review Sarah Tew/CNET The Elements of Investing: $13 Moto G7 Play phone: $199 See at Amazon These are our 15 favorite gifts for grads in 2019 14 great graduation gifts for under $50 9 great graduation gifts under $100 Best gifts for grads from $100 to $250 Best streaming boxes and TVs for your grad Laptop, PC and tablet gifts for grads Best phones to gift to your grad Best headphones for grads Best wireless speakers and audio for grads Best gifts for grads looking to stay fit Gifts for the graduating gamer Gifts for foodie grads The best graduation gifts for a first apartment The Cheapskate’s top gift picks for grads Nine automotive gift ideas for your graduate Amazon Wyze Cam Pan ($30) and Wyze Cam Sense ($20) Vava Voom 20 waterproof wireless speaker: $22.50 (save $42.50) with code See All Aug 23 • 11 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm room Read full review This is the time of year when kids finish up high school — or, scarier still, college. Looking to reward their achievements? Give them a little help as they venture on to the next chapter? I’ve got some ideas. Below you’ll find my picks for some of the best gifts you can give a grad. Because I’m The Cheapskate, I do tend to look for affordable options — you won’t see Apple AirPods or Sonos speakers here. But I think any young person would be happy to get any of these items, regardless of what you paid. Read more: The best grad gifts under $50 Read more: The best grad gifts under $100 Read more: CNET’s complete guide to graduation gifts 2019 Tags See at Amazon Share your voice Jun 23 • The Apple Watch is still on sale starting at $199 at Amazon and Walmart See at Amazon Comments Jun 26 • Dorm TVs and more: Best back-to-school streaming boxes and TVs Read full review
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Director of Legal Strategies at Demos, Chiraag Bains, said the letters are discriminatory. “The letters essentially ask U.S. citizens to prove that they are citizens and they are targeted at a certain set of citizens, that is people who were not born in this country. So, this is, in effect, national origin discrimination,” said Bains.Of the 92 letters Galveston County sent out, two-thirds were sent to people who officials now know are citizens.“A sloppy exercise”On January 25, Secretary of State David Whitley issued an advisory on Texas voter registration insinuating the possibility of voter fraud by foreign-born residents.VOTER FRAUD ALERT: The @TXsecofstate discovered approx 95,000 individuals identified by DPS as non-U.S. citizens have a matching voter registration record in TX, approx 58,000 of whom have voted in TX elections. Any illegal vote deprives Americans of their voice.— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 25, 2019Based on research they had conducted using data from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), voter registrars and election administrators across the state were encouraged to revise the voting eligibility of approximately 95,000 people.In Harris County, the number of people on that initial list has since dropped by thousands after people’s citizenship had been verified. ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura said the Secretary of State, “has engaged in a sloppy exercise that threatens to unfairly strip people of the opportunity to participate in American democracy.”On behalf of the Texas Civil Rights Project, Beth Stevens, legal director of their voting rights division, said the lawsuit, “seeks to put the brakes on this voter suppression by rescinding the flawed advisory.” Pending litigationThe Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has also initiated litigation.The organization filed a lawsuit last Friday on behalf of a group of naturalized citizens and advocacy organizations against the Texas Secretary of State for, “conspiring with Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to violate their Constitutional rights by improperly and baselessly questioning their eligibility to vote,” MALDEF said in a press release. Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel said, “Texas continues to distinguish itself through its aggressive efforts to target legitimate voters and to deter or suppress their participation.”MALDEF’s lawsuit seeks an injunction requiring the Texas Secretary of State to refrain from targeting new citizens for “voter purges” and to withdraw his current list, “unless and until it acquires information that the voters are currently ineligible to vote,” according to the suit. It names Whitley, Abbott and Paxton as defendants, along with Galveston County Voter Registrar Cheryl Johnson. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was the first organization to file a lawsuit over the Secretary of State’s advisory on January 29. They claim Whitley and Paxton are trying to intimidate people who are legitimately eligible to vote.Mayor Turner speaks outHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner penned a letter to Ann Harris Bennett, Harris County Voter Registrar, urging her to reject state officials’ questioning of the voter registrations.Please read my letter to @HarriCountyTAC & Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett urging her to resist efforts to disenfranchise registered voters who became naturalized citizens since 1996. #VotingRights #voting #Ipledgeallegiance pic.twitter.com/XjKphtVOia— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) February 4, 2019“State officials have already had to acknowledge widespread errors in their initial list of 95,000 names,” said Turner, “there’s no reason to have faith in this manifestly slapdash process.”The Office of the Texas Secretary of State didn’t respond to a request for comment.Galveston County Voter Registrar Cheryl Johnson declined to comment for this story, citing pending litigation. Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaElection signs at an early voting location at Spring First Church, in Spring –a suburb north of Houston– on October 28, 2018.The Texas Secretary of State, David Whitley, Texas Director of Elections, Keith Ingram, and five county election officials are facing legal troubles after multiple civil rights organizations have sued on the basis of voter discrimination. On Monday, the ACLU and ACLU of Texas, the Texas Civil Rights Project, Demos and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed suit in a move they say will protect the voting rights of foreign-born citizens.According to the filing, the state encouraged election officials to remove foreign-born people from voter rolls, despite knowledge that thousands were indeed citizens.In the suit, civil rights groups claim the state wrote a flawed advisory to voter registrars and election administrators on how to deal with a list of voters that had not yet been proven to be citizens. Soon after the state released the list of names, they informed county officials that the list was flawed and included names of thousands of naturalized citizens eligible to vote.The lawsuit also targets election officials from Galveston, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette and Washington counties for sending out notices that warned foreign-born voters that their names may be removed from voter rolls if they couldn’t prove their citizenship. Galveston County’s voter registrar sent out letters to at least 92 registered voters asking for proof of citizenship, the lawsuit claims. 00:00 /00:58 Share
Le-Rythme, an organization of Promoting Indian Music and Dance, organizing a Musical concert- Sur Sandhya a live performance by Singer Rini Mukherjee on January 4 at Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road. This Musical Event will be dedicated to the prestigious campaign of India Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Mahesh Sharma Minister of State Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation and Meenakshi Lekhi Member of Parliament will be the Chief Guest of this event. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The programme will be presided by Shyamalendu Niyogi, Former Managing Director- UPPCL, Director (HR) –GAIL, In the august presence of Pranab Mukhapadhyay, IFS and Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, IFS (Former High Commissioners of India), A.K. Balyan, Managing Director and CEO Petronet LNG Ltd, M. Ravindran, Director (HR), GAIL (India) Ltd, Veena Swarup, Director (HR), Engineers India Limited, Brig. R. S. Chikkara, Executive Vice Chairman, Netaji Subhash Bose INA Trust, Anandamohan Mukherjee, General Secretary, Netaji Subhash Bose INA Trust, Renuka Malaker, Trustee, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose INA Trust will be the guest of Honour on this occasion. Sheila Sengupta (nice of Netaji subhash Chandra Bose), Padmabhusan Saroja Vaidyanathan, Flute Maestro Pandit Rajendra Prasanna will be the special guest on this occasion. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGolden Melodies by Rini Mukherjee will captivate the audience in musical evening ‘Sur Sandhya’. Dance performance by troupe of Padmabhusan Saroja Vaidyanathan Choreographed by Ganesha Natyalaya will be another attraction on this occasion. Apart from this Performance by famous Bengali band of Kolkata Creations will also mesmerized the audience on this occasion.When: January 4, Where: Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road
While making the unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegation of how the judiciary is scared of “five-star” activists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have forgotten intimidating outfits like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which are affiliated to his own party.How the RSS interacts with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be seen from the regular meetings between its top leaders with party president Amit Shah and other top office-bearers. The ascension of Ram Madhav (a former RSS spokesperson) to the post of National General Secretary of the BJP is only one example of the close ties between the pro-Hindutva organisation and the BJP government. Also Read – Gateway of criminal justiceHowever, if the RSS influences the government, the latter also holds some sway over the RSS. The proof of this two-way interaction can be easily gleaned from the decision of the RSS to put the Ram temple issue on hold, apparently in response to Modi’s call for a moratorium on sectarian tension in his Independence Day speech.It is also possible that the reason why the RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, no longer argues that all Indians are essentially Hindus is because of an internal understanding between him and the government. Also Read – Turning a blind eyeArguably, there is nothing unusual about such interactions between different wings of what the Hindutva camp claims to be one big “parivar” or family.But the point here is that such exchanges between the RSS and the government take place behind closed doors, whereas there is nothing secret about the pleas of the “five-star” activists, as the prime minister derisively called the various Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), before the judiciary.Besides, not only are the NGOs open to judicial and media scrutiny, but their emphasis is almost always on public welfare irrespective of their religious denominations and preferences. It is possible, of course, that there is a hidden political motive behind some of their initiatives or that some of the activists push an agenda which has the support of what Indira Gandhi used to call the “foreign hand”. Even then, what stands in favour of the activists is that their tacit intentions are liable to be revealed sooner or later as the lawyers for and against them present their cases in open courts.Unfortunately, this isn’t true of saffron organisations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which have traditionally been associated with an anti-minority outlook. What the general public will be grateful to the government, therefore, is if it can keep outfits like these in check.On the other hand, the average citizen will expect the NGOs to continue to function without fear or favour because they are known to consist of people who, to a very large extent, have no axes to grind. The very fact that they occasionally run afoul of governments is testimony to their impartiality and non-partisan behaviour. Moreover, in such cases, the government’s charges, as against Greenpeace, usually carry less conviction than the latter’s defences.It will be a pity if India is to begin to resemble the totalitarian and theocratic countries where NGOs are unwelcome. It has to be remembered these NGOs are very much unlike the RSS or the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which are opaque organisations who admit followers of only one religion as members.It goes without saying that the three institutions which enjoy considerable public trust are the judiciary, the media and the NGOs. Of the three, the last two may have their faults, but they operate in an open, competitive field where the slightest slip can be disastrous for their future.In contrast, the general reputation of politicians is hardly lily-white.One must be thankful that Indian democracy is far more vigorous today than, say, four decades ago when large sections of the media were accused of bending and crawling before a draconian government. Such an eventuality is extremely unlikely at present because of the huge proliferation of television channels, newspapers and magazines, not to mention social network sites.The judiciary, too, has recognised that the Emergency years (1975-77) were not its finest, as is evident from the comments of PN Bhagwati, one of the judges who delivered the verdict in the so-called habeas corpus case. According to him, his judgment was “an act of weakness”, adding that “it was against my conscience”.Although the media is seemingly not under any overt official pressure, there is little doubt that the NGOs have become somewhat more vulnerable, as the recent deplaning of an environmentalist, who was on her way to Britain, showed. As may be expected, it was the judiciary which came to her rescue.But the episode underlined the government’s ire, which is probably due to the fact that several NGOs had joined the National Human Rights Commission, the National Commission for Minorities and the Supreme Court to pillory the Gujarat government under Modi during the 2002 riots.The apex court had then described the state’s rulers as “modern-day Neros” who fiddled while Gujarat burnt. Modi’s charge that the judges fear the NGOs is apparently a riposte to that accusation 12 years later.
GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Orlando Boldewijn, a Dutch, black, gay individual. Last week he met up with people he met on Grindr, he never got home. Today, one week later, his body was found in a lake. Say his name. #OrlandoBoldewijn pic.twitter.com/vYPRRv5Jzl— (@fIickerdolan) February 26, 2018Boldewijn’s friends say he frequently made dates using apps and websites, but he always returned home afterwards.Police have so far not stated how they are treating the case.‘Acting on new information in the investigation, the fire department and police went into the water on Monday afternoon using sonar boats and divers,’ police said in a statement.Grindr is one of the most popular gay dating apps in the world. It, and its paid-for version (Grindr EXTRA), are supposed to be for adult-users 18 years and older only.The investigation into Boldewijn’s death is ongoing.Gay Star News has contacted representatives at Grindr for comment.See alsoAdvice for gay and bi men arranging to meet others via dating apps Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… 16-year-old Orlando Boldewijn’s body was discovered a week after he went missing in Den Haag, Holland (Picture: Twitter) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The body of a 17-year-old gay teen has been found in a lake, following his disappearance after a Grindr date. On 17 February, Orlando Boldewijn, from Rotterdam, Netherlands, reportedly used the gay dating app to meet someone, reports NL Times.His body was discovered around 10.15am local time (9.15am GMT) on Monday 26 February, after he was reported missing six days earlier.Divers located the body of Orlando in the Böttgerwater lake, in the Ypenburg district of Den Haag (The Hague).Teenage boy went missing for a week after Grindr dateThe boy could not be located from CCTV footage in the area, while Police combed the surrounding area for witnesses on Sunday.A message was sent to Boldewijn’s mother, stating he was on his way home, just after midnight on the morning of the 18th February.However the messages were not consistent with other notes written by the teen.His family reported him missing later that day.According to reports, his phone and bank accounts remained unused. Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/body-dutch-boy-grindr-date-lake/