DUs AC EC seek reversal of changes in eligibility criteria

first_imgNew Delhi: Members of the c have written to the vice-chancellor to reverse the changes brought in the eligibility criteria for various courses, describing them as “arbitrary” and “unwarranted”. Students have been caught unaware as the eligibility criteria for some courses have been changed. Many aspirants have queried about the changed eligibility criteria for BA (Honours) Economics course. Till the last year, if a student had 50 per cent in Mathematics, he or she could apply for BA (Hons) in Economics, but this year the subject has been made mandatory for ‘Best of Four’, which means Maths has to be part of the top four subjects, aggregate of which will be considered for the admission. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarSimilarly, BCom (Honours) required a student to have passed Mathematics/Business Mathematics with an aggregate of 45 per cent marks as a mandatory requirement. This year, the criteria has been tweaked which mandates that a student should have 50 per cent or more marks in Mathematics/Business Mathematics and an aggregate of 60 per cent with number of new conditionalities attached, the letter said. “We, the following members of AC and EC, wish to draw your attention towards the drastic changes in eligibility criteria for admissions in various UG courses. “We are shocked to find these major changes in the basic criteria which are at variance with the eligibility criteria being applied till the last academic session. This is important to note that these changes do not have sanction of the Academic Council,” the letter said. The letter said these changes are “arbitrary, unwarranted and uncalled for” as the admissions are finalised on basis of merit as reflected in cut-off of the various courses and thus causing chaos among the students.last_img read more

Frenchman achieves dream of 1st hoverboard Channel crossing

first_imgSt Margaret’s Bay (UK): A French daredevil who spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard zoomed across the English Channel on Sunday, fulfilling his quest after pulling off a tricky refuelling manoeuvre that cut short his first attempt 10 days ago. Franky Zapata blasted off on his “Flyboard” from Sangatte on the northern coast of France at 8:17 am (0617 GMT) for the 35-kilometre trip to St. Margaret’s Bay in Dover. Escorted by three helicopters, he glided across the water in the early morning light and landed 22 minutes later in the picturesque bay, to the applause of dozens of onlookers and journalists. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”I’m feeling good. I’m feeling happy, I’m feeling lucky. This is just an amazing moment for me,” Zapata told AFP after landing. He said the indicators in the visor of his helmet showed he raced over the busy shipping lane at a speed of 160-170 km/h, doing zig-zags as he neared the coast to try to ease the fatigue in his legs. “It’s an isometric exercise for the thighs, so it burns — it’s quite hard. But you recover quickly, it’s not like riding a bicycle,” he said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMinutes after descending from the metal platform where he landed his craft, Zapata had broken down in tears of emotion while talking on the phone to his son, who could be heard saying, “Dad, you’re the best!” Zapata, a 40-year-old former jet-ski champion, made his first attempt on July 25, to coincide with the 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot’s historic first crossing of the Channel by plane. But the bid was cut short when he tumbled into the water after failing to land on a boat to refuel — his backpack carries some 35 kilogrammes of kerosene, enough to keep him aloft for around 10 minutes. Asked if he considered himself Bleriot’s successor, Zapata told BFM television: “It’s not really comparable, he was one of the first men to fly.” “Let’s just say that I achieved my dream.” This time the refuelling boat was bigger and had a larger landing area, and French navy vessels in the area kept an eye out in case of trouble. Zapata’s team had been racing to repair the hoverboard and its five turbines after it was damaged from falling in the Channel waters 10 days ago. The main uncertainty this time around, Zapata had warned, was that his craft might end up having “a little problem.” But he said Sunday that his team worked around the clock since the failed attempt ten days ago, spending 15 to 16 hours a day to rebuild the device after it was damaged in the water. Zapata’s team said he would return to Sangatte — by boat this time — for a press conference at the city hall. Zapata has been developing his hoverboard for the past three years, despite losing two fingers during its maiden flight in his garage near Marseille, when they got sucked into the turbines. He already holds the Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight, a 2.2-kilometre trip over the Mediterranean Sea in April 2016. No Guinness adjudicator was on hand for the latest Channel attempt, though a spokeswoman said he could still be awarded a new record if the trip meets its guidelines. Zapata burst into the spotlight at this year’s July 14 Bastille Day military parade in Paris, where he and his craft buzzed above a crowd of stunned onlookers that included French President Emmanuel Macron. His device has also captured the attention of the French defence ministry, which in December gave Zapata’s company, Z-AIR, a 1.3 million euro ( 1.4 million) development grant, in particular for improving the turbines. He acknowledged that for now the hoverboard isn’t ready for military use, not least because of the noise and the hours required to master the craft. But he is aiming higher, hoping to eventually soar into the clouds at altitudes well above the 15 to 20 metres (50-65 feet) currently — something that will require him to figure out how to carry a parachute, guidance equipment and possibly an oxygen tank. Zapata is also working on a flying car that would be easy enough for anyone to pilot. “Everyone wants to fly… We want to give everybody the ability to go flying whenever they want,” he told BFM.last_img read more

Icy plunge blamed for deaths of three bison in Yukon conservation officers

first_imgHAINES JUNCTION, Yn – Conservation officers in Yukon have unravelled the mysterious deaths of three apparently healthy bison.The remains were found in a remote valley northeast of Haines Junction and conservation officer T.J. Grantham says it appears the three slipped on a buildup of ice on a hilltop.He says the bison were among a herd that started moving down a hill covered in snow and ice that was nearly an inch thick.Marks in the snow reveal the entire herd likely skidded down the hill, but the unlucky trio was swept over another drop.Grantham says they plummeted a further 300 metres to the bottom of the hill.They careened through trees as they fell and Grantham says the animals probably died of internal injuries.While such accidents probably occur from time to time in nature, Grantham says it has piqued the interest of biologists.“I can say it’s rare for us to encounter it in the field,” Grantham says, adding that scientists don’t often get a chance to document such events. (CKRW)last_img read more

Vanessa Hudgens To Lead The Electric Run For Smile Train

first_imgElectric Run, the country’s brightest and most outrageous 5K run/walk, is coming to Los Angeles on Friday, May 24th with actress Vanessa Hudgens leading the pack through a technicolor wonderland weaving throughout Home Depot Center in Carson.Electric Run LA will partner with Smile Train, donating a portion of proceeds to the nonprofit that brings smiles to children’s faces by providing a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without a cleft.Electric Run is like no other run: the original spectacular of its kind has attracted over 100,000 Day-Glo clad participants, including Carmen Electra and Seth Rogan, to its events. The all-ages, nighttime event features premier musical acts, an energized crowd and over 1 million watts of mesmerizing light art installations, such as glowing neon trees, rainbow-hued tunnels and lit-up lakes.“With Electric Run, our goal is to bring more to the table than your traditional 5K — the run becomes a performance in itself,” said Dan Hill, founder of Electric Run. “We’ve hand picked talented artists from Coachella, Dreamworks, Disney and the hottest shows in Vegas and beyond who’ve come on board to specifically design our electric wonderland.”Electric Run LA promises to be a star-studded event from start to finish. Hudgens will be kicking off the race and Charissa Saverio, aka DJ Rap, the undisputed queen of the turntables, will be pumping up the runners at the finish line. Electric Run has also partnered with leading active lifestyle brand Neff Headwear, creating Neffmau5 Land, an EDM wonderland dedicated solely to the Deadmau5 x Neff collaboration. Neffmau5 Land is a special section of the 5K course with Deadmau5 music pumping and special Neffmau5 lights and visuals mixed into the race track.At its core, Electric Run is founded upon giving back to the community. With each event, Electric Run donates proceeds to a philanthropy in which it firmly believes. Partnering with Smile Train for the second time now was an easy decision.“To partner with an organization such as Electric Run that focuses on celebration and smiling is particularly special to Smile Train and brings much needed awareness to our mission to help children suffering from cleft. We are so grateful to be the beneficiary of the LA race and hope to continue doing so in many years to come.” said Troy Reinhart, Director of Donor Engagement for Smile Train.Online registration for Electric Run LA is between $45 and $60 depending on registration dates and volunteers are also encouraged to sign up at www.electricrun.com/losangeles/.Over 10,000 people are expected to participate in Electric Run LA. Electric Run has expanded to over 70 cities nationwide, including San Francisco, Austin, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Portland, Madison and Seattle.For more information about this or any Electric Run events visit: www.electricrun.com.last_img read more

Football Ohio State promotes Ryan Day to offensive coordinator

Ohio State announced the promotion of Ryan Day to offensive coordinator from co-offensive coordinator on Jan. 23, 2018. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter being rumored as a potential candidate to join former Ohio State player and assistant coach Mike Vrabel’s staff with the Tennessee Titans, Ryan Day will stay on staff with the Buckeyes with his promotion from co-offensive coordinator to offensive coordinator.“Ryan is clearly a very talented coach who has been an outstanding addition to our program,” head coach Urban Meyer said in a press release. “He has been approached by other schools numerous times this off-season for coordinator and head coach opportunities, and by the National Football League for a coordinator opportunity. I am pleased that he has elected to continue to work on this staff and to lead, mentor and coach the terrific young men we have in this program.”Day served as the team’s co-offensive coordinator with Kevin Wilson last season in his first year on Meyer’s staff.The university release said Day will remain the team’s quarterbacks coach and “work with Kevin Wilson to lead the Ohio State offense with additional adjustments to his responsibilities forthcoming.”Day was an integral part of an Ohio State offense that finished sixth in scoring per game and seventh in total offense.Meyer said in December that Day turned down an offer to become the head coach in the Southeastern Conference, but that was never confirmed.Day was scheduled to make $800,000 in his second year before the promotion. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio States 5second emotional roller coaster

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) prepares to take a three-pointer in the second half of the game against Penn State on Jan. 25 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop fell to the ground after drilling his third consecutive 3-pointer in one minute, this shot tying Penn State at 79.Bates-Diop immediately stood up, raising both hands with three fingers pointing up, signifying his latest triple. With just five seconds remaining in the game, Ohio State’s bench went wild. All of a sudden, after trailing for 37 minutes and 26 seconds of the game, overtime seemed inevitable.Then, sophomore guard Tony Carr released an off-balance, near-half-court shot. The jubilation turned to disbelief when the ball hit the backboard and went through the net to give Penn State the 82-79 upset victory against Ohio State Thursday.The shot wasn’t the result of bad defense. It was just bad luck.“I think two of our guys contested the shot and he ended up double-pumping and throwing it up. It was a crazy shot,” Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said. “Hat off to him he played a great game, he was very hard to stop tonight.” Hitting two 3s in a minute, including one well beyond the 3-point line with 10 seconds remaining, Bates-Diop gave the Buckeyes hope. There was still a chance they could pull off a win after trailing the Nittany Lions by nine with less than three minutes remaining.But emotions shifted in a matter of seconds, when Carr made his fourth 3-pointer, this one coming from near half-court. As junior guard C.J. Jackson watched Carr’s shot bank off the glass and fall in, he immediately fell flat on the court in disappointment while the Penn State bench went into a frenzy, dogpiling on the court beside him. Fans at the Schottenstein Center exited the stands shocked and devastated.The game ended on two improbable, back-to-back long-range 3s, by the Big Ten’s two leading scorers. After what looked like a comeback for the Buckeyes, Carr’s final shot put Penn State on top, which gave the Buckeyes their first loss in Big Ten play.But it was not just the game-winning shot by Carr that put the Nittany Lions in the position to beat Ohio State. The buzzer-beating 3 was just the shot that capped it off.“We’ve got to be more assertive when we start off the game. We didn’t lose on that last shot,” Tate said. “They played a great game.”Carr led both teams with 28 points. He was 4-for-5 from 3 and 10-for-14 in the paint. The Nittany Lions were hot from behind the arc the entire night, hitting 11-of-14 triples. Penn State’s 58.3 shooting percentage was the highest Ohio State allowed to a Big Ten opponent so far this season. “I feel like we definitely outplayed them from the tip. We were just more focused. We were just more hungry,” Carr said. “Big kudos to [Bates-]Diop. He made tough shots down the stretch.”Bates-Diop finished with 25 points, shooting 4-for-6 from 3. He did his job with 10 seconds remaining and the ball in his hands. It just wasn’t enough to fix the damage already done. read more

Witnessing Social Media measuring the real power of Twitter after bin Ladens

first_imgLast night, an historic event occurred as President Barack Obama walked to a podium in the White House and announced that after a tactical assault on Osama Bin Laden the Al Qaeda leader had been killed, his body recovered, and then promptly buried at sea. As I sat in front of my HTPC watching the president speak on the subject, I was overcome with a powerful feeling of surprise, confusion, and excitement. I wasn’t feeling these things at the death of Al Qaeda’s leader, but rather the knowledge that this information, being brought to us live from the President himself, was already an hour old. On the other side of the planet, at the scene of the assault, a single tweet had stolen the President’s thunder, and started a fire that burned all the way across the globe in seconds. Since then some 14 hours later, we see the true force of the impromptu news network, Twitter.Nearly a full hour after the tweet came from @ReallyVirtual, The news had shot around the world to thousands, and discussion of the news being true or false, conspiracies and plots, and of course jokes had been shared by all. Then President Obama took the stage and announced what hundreds of thousands had already seen. Twitter’s global PR account shows that 4,000 tweets a second were flying before and after the announcement, and even now you can see 20 tweets a second just by searching “Bin Laden” on Google.Right now, news of the event occupies 5 of the 10 spots on Twitter’s global trending report, including #obl, #osama, Navy Seals, Sadam Hussein, and Jack Bauer (finally explaining what he’s been doing since the end of “24”). Twitter accounts like @ghostosama and @bobafett_ have gained incredible followings overnight from their comedy filled tweets, while political debates ranging from gas prices to other terrorist cells have erupted across the social networking giant.By this morning, millions of people had an opinion on the subject, and Twitter was the place to be to share it. Those watching as more news comes from Al Jazeera, or watching the recorded speech on Hulu, or even just getting their news straight from Twitter are talking about it, reaffirming any doubts in my mind that social media is a real and present method of delivering information. It seems that eventually everything we see will be blasted at us 140 characters at a time, like it or not. This was a powerful global event, and unlike the major worldwide events of the past, this one can be measured in megabytes.last_img read more

Renewed appeal for witnesses after woman 75 dies following being struck by

first_img Image: Shutterstock/LIPING No Comments Share79 Tweet Email Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 5:45 PM 12,496 Views Apr 14th 2019, 5:45 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Renewed appeal for witnesses after woman (75) dies following being struck by motorcycle The woman was seriously injured on 8 April and later died in hospital. Image: Shutterstock/LIPING By Aoife Barry GARDAÍ ARE RENEWING their appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision in Ballinteer on 8 April 2019.At approximately 7.45pm that night, a female pedestrian, Tressa McKernan (75), was seriously injured when she was struck by a motorcycle on Ballinteer Avenue, Dublin 16.It’s understood she had just alighted from a bus and was attempting to cross the road when the collision occurred.She was taken by ambulance to St James’s Hospital and was transferred to Beaumont, where she passed away yesterday, 13 April.The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 6665600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4591616 last_img read more

Activity Continues Around Potential WRDA House Chair Cites Importance to Soy

first_imgWhile floor consideration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in the Senate has been put off in favor of gun control and immigration, there continues to be significant activity on the waterways infrastructure and policy issues.The delay in Senate floor consideration provides an opportunity to educate members on the importance of addressing the funding issues related to inland waterways infrastructure. The WRDA that was passed by the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee has many positive aspects, but does not yet address the key revenue and financing issues that would enable progress on the ageing locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River.EPW Committee leaders have indicated that there will be a manager’s amendment that will include federalization of Olmsted Lock & Dam, raising the federal general treasury contributions to major rehabilitation projects and inclusion of a user fee increase. However, it is not yet clear if there is sufficient support in the Senate to pass those provisions.ASA Washington staff joined with representatives of the National Grain & Feed Association, National Oilseed Processors Association, and other agriculture industry partners in a series of meetings with Senate offices to reiterate the needs and priorities for U.S. agricultural commodities. ASA Washington staff will also meet with staff for Members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee offices in the coming week.The House T&I Committee held a hearing on WRDA this week with representatives from the waterways industry serving on the panel of witnesses. In addition, the committee has held a “roundtable” discussion for Members and WRDA 101 briefings have been conducted for staff.In his opening statement and the T&I Committee hearing, Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) relayed the importance of inland waterways to the soybean industry saying, “I was visiting with the soybean folks and they explained to me how it costs $85.19 to ship a metric ton of soybeans down the Mississippi from Davenport, Iowa, through Louisiana’s ports, and on to Shanghai, China. It costs Brazil $141.73 to ship the same amount of soybeans approximately the same distance. However, Brazil is planning to invest $26 billion to modernize its ports and has begun major investments in its waterways so that it can better compete with the United States.”ASA Washington staff along with the Soy Transportation Coalition met with Chairman Shuster in March and provided the information that the Chairman has utilized frequently when talking about the importance of enacting a WRDA.last_img read more

Family believes crooks targeted their cars for 2nd time in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A home surveillance camera was recording crooks as they went through a parked car for what the victims said was the second time.The video caught three men who broke into the vehicle, which was parked outside of a family’s Southwest Miami-Dade home on March 27.One of the men grabbed a spare key inside one vehicle that gave him access to another car, but they could not steal it since it was blocked. The family said this is the second time the thieves stole from their vehicles.“I couldn’t believe it that they would trigger so many times,” said victim Kathy Abbattista. “It seems like it’s a group of them. We believe they might be linked to the first burglary, and they just keep targeting and targeting and targeting. It seems like they don’t care. They’re bored.”The family believes the same people burglarized them back in February, even though their surveillance cameras were not able to capture that crime. They said those burglars took a gun and a wallet.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Flamingo hatchling at Flamingo Gardens makes history

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A baby flamingo made a South Florida debut at Flamingo Gardens.The wildlife sanctuary introduced the little one to the world after being born last week.The flamingo’s birth made history for the wildlife sanctuary in Davie.“On Aug. 1, we had our very first American Caribbean Flamingo born at the park in its entire existence,” said the curator of wildlife at Flamingo Gardens, Laura Wyatt, “so we were very excited that our birds actually bred and had offspring of their own.”This is only the second time in 15 years that the flamingos there have laid eggs, which made this hatchling that much more special.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Little jewelry factories

first_imgA child is seen smiling adorned with jewellery ornaments at a shop. The photo is recently taken from Savar’s Bhakurta union parishad. Photo: Zahidul KarimFrom tiara to anklet, from silver to copper and brass, they make it all. Around 10,000 people of 12 villages in Savar’s Bhakurta union parishad make jewelries worth Tk 15 million every year.It was a tradition of their ancestors and now they not only make ornaments for others, but also ensure their economic solvency.The ornaments crafted by these artisans are sold in super markets of the capital and other district towns of the country as wholesalers buy the jewelries from them.Local people said, the culture of craftsmanship in the area dates back to the British period. Initially they made golden jewelries. Then they started to craft silver jewelries, and now they focus on copper and brass made jewelries.The craftsmanship of the area boomed in 1980, thanks to the effort of Rasamay Podder, Jagannath Podder, Sachindra Sarker and others. Rajesh Das, Nitai Das and some others helped the industry get a commercial breakthrough.From housewives to students, every one of the villages is involved in jewelry making. Almost every house of the area has the instrument of making jewelries and none in the villages are unemployed. The trend has also spread to adjacent villages of Keraniganj upazila.The craftsmen of the villages have established two organisations. Bhakurta Gold and Silver Merchants Cooperative Samity has 80 members. The other association, Bhakurta Bazar Gold Silver and Imitation Merchants Cooperative Samity, has 104 members.Presidents of the associations, Anwer Hossain and Nazimuddin, said, only those who own a shop or a factory are eligible for the association’s membership. A lot of people other than the members are also involved in jewelry making.They said on an average the area makes jewelry worth Tk 1 million every month. The amount multiplies three to four folds during the two Eid festivals.Nazimuddin said, they sold jewelry worth Tk 5 million during the Eid-ul-Fitr. He expected the sale to be Tk 2 million this Eid-ul-Adha.They craft all kinds of women jewelries like pendants, tiara, nose ring, bracelet, hip chain and anklets. The ornaments are polished and coloured in capital’s Tantibazar.Shyamlashi village of Bhakurta, where the stretch of jewelry making villages starts, lies on the right side of Basila Bridge.In Bhakurta Bazar, one would see the craftsmen melting metals like silver, copper and brass in the shops on both sides of the road.Sanjit Chandra Sarker, a businessman in Bhakurta Bazar, said he inherited the business from his ancestors and he himself is involved in the business since his childhood. Currently five workers are employed in his factory.Kartik Shil, a craftsman of the factory, said he earns Tk 10,000 to 12,000 every month.In Bottoli village, women of almost all the homes can be seen crafting jewelries.Housewife Eirin Khatun said, she make jewelries in free time.Md Salah Uddin and his wife Josna Begum were crafting ornaments in a nearby house. They said they don’t have any lands but bought some cattle, fridge and furniture by making jewelries.Acting chairman of Bhakurta union parishad Abdur Rashid thinks marketing of the ornaments made in the area could have been easier had there been proper communication facility.Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) director Swapan Kumar Ghosh told Prothom Alo, the jewelries seem to be of cottage industry. So, the artisans can get pieces of land for setting up factories in the BSCIC industrial area and bank loan from government banks.last_img read more

The TIME Persons of the Year that Caused the Most Controversy

first_imgIt seems that many people are unaware of the criteria TIME uses when nominating individuals for their Person of the Year list. The main criteria are the impact a person had on the news throughout the year, without any reference to popularity or judgement on the impact being positive or negative. As TIME writes: “Editors are asked to choose the person or thing that had the greatest impact on the news, for good or ill — guidelines that leave them no choice but to select a newsworthy — not necessarily praiseworthy — cover subject.”There have been many controversial figures featured on this list throughout history, which is worth remembering.Adolf HitlerIn 1938 Hitler was featured as a person of the year. TIME explained their choice in an article the following year: “Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom-loving world faces today.”Far from not being aware of the danger of his rise and the cruelty he brought about, the editors featured him on this list exactly for his dangerous power that took hold in Europe.Joseph Stalin-TIME-1930He shocked the world and especially Europe, still traumatized from the previous war, in the late 1930s when his cruelty began. As we all know he only continued to commit atrocities one after the other before his end in 1945.Joseph StalinStalin was elected a person of the year not once, but twice — first in 1939 and the second time in 1942. In 1940 TIME wrote about him and his rising popularity as a strong leader after Lenin’s death in 1924: “Joseph Stalin has gone a long way toward deifying himself while alive. No flattery is too transparent, no compliment too broad for him. He became the fountain of all Socialist wisdom.”Joseph Stalin-TIME-1930However, his rule proved to be far from flattering. He defied German occupation, and built Soviet industry up to world-competing levels, but likewise was paranoid beyond belief and became one of the cruelest authoritarians of his time.Nikita KhrushchevKhrushchev was a trusted inner-circle supporter of Stalin who, nevertheless, was responsible for the “de-Stalinization” of Russia. He led Russia throughout a big portion of the Cold War, when Americans transformed from allies to cold rivals.Nikita Khrushchev on the cover of TIME Magazine, January 6, 1958.He was in command when the Soviets launched Sputnik in 1957 which marked the beginning of the space race. TIME nominated him person of the year for 1957 and according to the Business Insider they wrote in 1958: “The symbols of 1957 were two pale, clear streaks of light that slashed across the world’s night skies… With the Sputniks, Russia took man into a new era of space, and with its advances in the art of missilery, posed the U.S. with the most dramatic military threat it had ever faced.”Richard NixonRichard M. NixonOne of the most controversial presidents of the U.S. was also named the person of the year twice, in 1970 and 1971. He inevitably did some good, however it all got forgotten following the Watergate scandal and his ensuing resignation.He was picked for the title due to his historic visit to China and, after much pressure it must be said, put into place the eventual withdrawal from Vietnam. Be that at it may, even in 1971 TIME described him as “disconcertingly unpredictable.”Ayatollah KhomeiniRuhollah KhomeiniAyatollah Khomeini, a Shi’ite cleric and one of the central figures of the Islamic Revolution in Iran was featured as person of the year in 1979. He devoted his time to preaching warnings of the dangers of Western influence in Iran and was once exiled from the country in 1964.Read another story from us: Why ‘A Clockwork Orange’ was Banned…by Stanley Kubrick HimselfHowever, returning from exile he managed to establish a rule adhering only to Islamic law, which turned the U.S. into the greatest enemy which he called the “Great Satan.” His figure still has influence in Iran even though he died almost 30 years ago. TIME wrote in 1980: “Rarely has so improbable a leader shaken the world.”last_img read more

Cancun dive shop owner fabricates story to cover debt collection

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The report of a robbery at a dive shop in Cancun has turned out to be a fabricated story to cover a collection of debt.Earlier this week, a 68-year-old man was arrested after a dive shop owner called Emergency 911 for an attempted robbery. Police came and arrested a man who had suffered a gun shot wound to the head that, the business owner said, occurred during a struggle.However according to the prosecutor’s office, the man who was arrested for allegedly trying to rob the dive shop, was released Thursday without charges. The Public Prosecutor’s Office determined that not only did he not try to rob the dive shop, but that the gun found at the scene actually belonged to the shop owner.According to reports, the man, who has been identified as 68-year-old Gonzalo N, went to the dive shop to collect a large debt that was owed. He and the dive shop owner began to exchange heated words when the owner apparently physically attacked the elderly man.The Attorney General’s Office says they did not find evidence to support the initial story that Gonzalo N attempted to rob the dive shop. Their investigation determined that the owner was inside his business when Gonzalo N arrived to collect a debt.The owner of the dive shop verbally assaulted and beat the man, later using a revolver-type pistol, with which he caused a wound to the man’s forehead.Gonzalo N was unjustly accused of having attempted to commit a robbery, and after receiving medical attention at the General Hospital, was arrested by Municipal Police.During the investigation, several contradictions arose, one of which included a review through the Plataforma México system revealing that the gun found turned out to belong to the owner of the dive shop.Ministerial Police have determined that Gonzalo N entered the dive shop unarmed to collect a debt, and instead of collecting on his debt, became the victim.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CTA wants to hear from you about air passenger protection

first_img Travelweek Group Share GATINEAU – Got something to say about air passenger rights? You’ll have your chance to be heard at in-person consultations across the country where the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is inviting the public to voice their concerns.The first session will take place in Toronto on June 14, followed by Vancouver (June 18), Calgary (June 20), Yellowknife (June 22), Winnipeg (June 25), Montreal (June 27), Halifax (June 29) and Ottawa (July 4), before ending with a call-in session on July 5.The in-person and call-in sessions form part of the consultation process that CTA launched on May 28, just a few days after the amendments to the Canada Transportation Act took effect, giving the CTA the authority to make Air Passenger Protection Regulations.The consultation process has started strong, with more than 4,500 Canadians visiting CTA’s website so far, and more than 1,350 completing its online questionnaire. According to the CTA, it wants to build on this momentum and hear from as many Canadians as possible.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perks“We know air travel issues are important to Canadians and they want to see new air passenger protection regulations in place as soon as possible. We also know that they want their say on the content of those regulations,” said Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the CTA. “Our three-month consultation process will achieve both goals: it gives individuals, consumer organizations, and airlines multiple channels for offering input, while being focused and facilitating timely development of the regulations. We’re committed to ensuring that airlines’ obligations to passengers are clear, transparent, fair, and consistent.”The consultation process will continue until Aug. 28, 2018. Once it concludes, all the input received will be considered and the new regulations will be drafted. The regulations will require approval from both the CTA and the Governor in Council to come into force.Members of the public who wish to attend in person are encouraged to register on the consultation web site and provide a written synopsis of the topics they wish to discuss.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Anyone requiring accommodations for accessibility and communication support at the sessions, such as assistive listening devices and sign language interpretation, should indicate their requirements when registering, no later than 10 calendar days prior to the sessions.Individuals wishing to participate but who cannot attend the public consultations in-person, can participate via an audio live session on July 5, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT.For more information or to participate in the online consultation, go to http://www.airpassengerprotection.ca/. CTA wants to hear from you about air passenger protection Tags: CTA, Statisticscenter_img Monday, June 11, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Denmarkbased logistics company DSV is to acquire

first_img Denmark-based logistics company DSV is to acquire Swiss rival Panalpina for 4.6 billion Swiss francs (US$4.6 billion), ending a more than two-month takeover battle designed to build scale in the consolidating transport sector.Reuters reported that DSV, whose chief executive Jens Bjorn Andersen has been on the hunt for targets to broaden his company’s global reach and help cut costs, said on Monday Panalpina had accepted the offer. GT USA Wilmington confirms new partnership with Ch … DSV’s combination with Panalpina’s air- and sea-freight operations will create the world’s fourth-largest freight-forwarding company, with only DHL Logistics, Kuehne & Nagel and DB Schenker now bigger.The 20 largest freight forwarders control just a third of the market, making the industry ripe for takeovers or partnerships as companies look for ways to improve profitability and take advantage of economies of scale.Andersen said he believed DSV would be able to integrate Panalpina into DSV within two to three years and he felt confident that competition authorities would approve the deal. U.S.: Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican papaya … April 01 , 2019 center_img You might also be interested in Spain’s El Ciruelo acquires leading Brazilian tabl … Mexico: Taco lovers cry foul over restaurants’ gua …last_img read more

It is this moment that Human Nature Dance Theatre

first_imgIt is this moment that Human Nature Dance Theatre explored through dance, music, and voice. The first thing we notice is that we have only our one unique perspective with which to understand the world. Therefore, our first drive is for relationship. It is in relationship that we recognise and understand ourselves. The goal of this years performance, from the Human Nature web-site:Human Nature Dance Theatre returns to Arcosanti to work on fertile ground for exploration. Of course the future is always unknown, however, there are certain times, like the present, when the range of uncertainty feels larger than ever. It was a beautiful performance, passionate, seamless and excellent. Performers this year were Francis Martineau, Jayne Lee and Paul Moore. This years performance combined the beauty and grace of dance with the drama of expressing the deep-seated anxiety of present day issues. October 5, 2011This is the 18th year that the talented group of dancers from Flagstaff have graced the Colly Soleri Music Center. Human Nature Dance Theater comes every year for a week of rehearsals culminating in a performance on Saturday. This years performance ONE WAS THE OTHER took place this past Saturday, 10/1/2011.last_img read more

Two remanded after cross stolen from church updated

first_imgThe Larnaca district court on Monday morning remanded two people for three days in connection with the theft of a cross from a church in Mosfiloti.Police said they were notified of the theft of a wooden cross decorated with gold ornaments worth €7,000 from the Ayia Thekla monastery in Mosfiloti on March 31.A 47-year-old man, a resident of Lythrodontas, and a woman, also 47, from Ayia Napa, were arrested on Sunday afternoon.The man was originally arrested because a court order was pending against him relating to a theft carried out between September and October last year.The woman has an outstanding fine of €821.The male suspect reportedly admitted to stealing the cross, while evidence points to the involvement of the woman in committing the offence.Police are investigating claims that the cross has been sold to buy illegal drugs.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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