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first_imgIf you are going to be successful, you are going to have to work with people with whom you disagree. The more effectively you can do so, the better leader you become.The fastest and easiest way to get what you need from somebody is to help them get what they need. What they need is always something deeper than what is presented. What you need is also always something deeper than what you present.What you heard and what was said are different. Work harder to discern what was said and don’t worry so much about what you heard.Persuasion is better than force. Force is often the tool of choice for the unpersuasive. Persuasion generates buy-in. Force generates resistance.At their core, all problems are the result of a scarcity mindset and a lack of resourcefulness. The universe knows no scarcity. Perhaps not coincidentally, neither does the human imagination.All human beings seek meaning, significance. They need to know that they matter and that they can make a difference. We follow people who provide that meaning.The fastest way to cure a foul mood is to do something to help someone else. The second fastest way is to exercise. The best way to avoid a foul mood in the first place is to get enough sleep.You are the greatest obstacle to your own success. The sooner you recognize this fact and act on it the sooner you produce better results in all areas of your life.You have a story that you tell about yourself. Change the meaning of the events in that story and you change your future (for good or for ill).Adversity is a gift cleverly wrapped in a breath-taking challenge. Unwrap it and grow.Each day, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. This is true no matter what happens on this little spinning rock we call home. Don’t worry too much.last_img read more

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17 children rescued by RPF in Northeast Frontier Railway in a week, 49 this year

first_imgSeventeen children have been rescued by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) from stations and trains in a week since September 17, officials at the railway zone’s headquarters in Guwahati’s Maligaon said on Thursday.The RPF had also rescued 39 children and teenagers from traffickers this year up to August.On September 18, a four-member team headed by Aftar Hussain rescued a minor and caught her abductor Majibar Rahman, 28, from the North East Express. A case had been pending against the man in a city police station.Two days later, RPF inspector R.K. Yadav and the local police arrested Hemanta Sarmah, 47, at eastern Assam’s Ledo railway station and rescued three girls who were being taken to New Delhi for promised jobs.On September 22, a team led by constable Chunu Hansda rescued three minor girls from Alipurduar railway station in West Bengal.Traffickers lure poor children“Our force has been alert to cases of child trafficking in the past few years, resulting in several instances of rescue and arrest of kidnappers and traffickers who usually lure poor children with job offers in some faraway urban centre,” Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Northeast Frontier Railway’s spokesperson, said.Data provided by NFR say 60 children and teenagers were rescued from stations and trains across the zone in 2016. Of these, 40 were males, a majority of them below 18 years of age, while most of the 20 females rescued were a little more than 18.The rescue figure came down to 16 the following year, but this time the victims were mostly girls under 18 years. The trend continued this year with 18 of the 39 rescued from traffickers up to August this year being minors.The RPF has also caught 44 traffickers since 2016 and handed them over to the local police.Other than trafficking cases, the RFP has dealt with 979 cases from January 2016 to August this year related to children and teenagers who were abandoned or had run away from home or shelter. Of the 1,376 rescued, 942 were males and more than 65% of them were below 18 years of age.Among those rescued in non-trafficking cases, 516 were handed over to parents and guardians, and the remaining 860 to NGOs and authorised homes.last_img read more

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PM Modi inaugurates, lays foundation of projects worth ₹3,306 crore in Jharkhand

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and laid the foundation of a slew of projects in the health, education, water supply and sanitation sectors worth over ₹3,306 crore in Jharkhand.Mr. Modi inaugurated four rural water supply schemes in Ramgarh and Hazaribagh; laid the foundation stone for six more rural water supply schemes in these two districts, and an urban water supply scheme in Hazaribagh at a function here.On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the NDA government had taken several development initiatives in Jharkhand in the past four-and-a-half years for the uplift of all sections of society.The Hazaribag visit was another occasion to continue the development work, he said.“Three medical colleges have been inaugurated in Dumka, Palamu and Hazaribag. The state had just three such colleges so far. Now with the addition of three more, students won’t have to travel far to study medicine. Also, people can avail medical facilities at ease,” he said.Talking about the gift milk scheme, which he inaugurated here prior to his speech, Mr. Modi said the initiative will improve the nutritional standards of children in government schools.The Prime Minister also congratulated the farmers on receiving financial assistance to buy smart phones.“The farmers can now get regular updates on climate, learn about modern farming techniques and find out about government initiatives,” he said.Health and sanitationMr. Modi inaugurated three medical colleges in Hazaribagh, Dumka and Palamu and laid foundation of four 500-bedded hospitals in Hazaribagh, Dumka, Palamu and Jamshedpur. He said that the health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY of the central government had benefitted more than 57,000 people in the state.“Jharkhand has witnessed the launch of Ayushman Bharat health scheme last year. Lakhs of families across the country have benefitted from the scheme, including 57,000 people in Jharkhand,” he stated.Mr. Modi also asserted that the central government had been taking initiatives to supply clean drinking water to all homes in Jharkhand. “Health is directly related to cleanliness and sanitation. In the last four-and-a-half years, the Centre has spent thousands of crores (of rupees) to launch 350 projects for supplying clean drinking water. Today, I have laid foundation of 11 such projects to ensure that people receive clean water,” he maintained.The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Sahibganj Sewerage Treatment Plant, and the Madhusudan Ghat, under the Namami Gange initiative.Women’s engineering collegeHe also inaugurated a building of a women’s engineering college in Ramgarh remotely, and said it was the first-of-its-kind in Jharkhand.He also launched a centre of tribal studies at Acharya Vinoba Bhave University here.Jharkhand has two dozen Eklavya schools, a modern residential school for tribal students, and work was on to set up 70 more, he said.Mr. Modi also paid tribute to Vijay Soreng, the CRPF personnel from the state who was killed along with 39 others in the Pulwama terrorist attack last week, and said that the Centre would look after the families of the slain jawans.Jharkhand has seen many revolutions over the years and grown from strength to strength, he added.last_img read more

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NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four timeouts per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.The changes all go into effect starting this coming season, the NBA said Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeams will be limited to two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, instead of having up to three. All four quarters will have two mandatory timeouts, after the 7- and 3-minute marks.“We’re pretty happy with the length of the game,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We were more focused here on the pace and flow of the game. What we heard from our fans, what we heard from many of our teams, was that the end of the games in particular were too choppy. And I think since I was a kid, that was an issue people were talking about, the last two minutes of a game.” Silver said the full complement of commercial-showing opportunities will still be available to the league’s broadcast partners, and that the league doesn’t believe player in-game rest will be affected by speeding up some aspects.Also, all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams are not ready to immediately play when intermission ends.“These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play,” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said. “Fewer stoppages and less time without action, especially at the end of a game, will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans.”The league also changed the trade deadline, moving it up so teams would not have their rosters significantly altered during the All-Star break.This season’s deadline will be Feb. 8 — 10 days before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Under the old system the deadline would have been Feb. 22, when teams are getting ready to resume their seasons after the break.ADVERTISEMENT If an All-Star is traded to the other conference before the game, Silver said the league will review which side that player should play for on a case-by-case basis.The NBA’s Competition Committee also considered making other tweaks — such as the oft-criticized play where so many shooting fouls are now called on 3-point attempts, often when the offending contact there seems to be initiated by the offensive player.But on that front, no changes are coming at this point.In other news from the Board of Governors meeting and Silver’s news conference:— One and done. Silver said the NBA will take “a complete, holistic look” at the one-and-done rule and how prepared players are going into their pro careers. He said that Kobe Bryant spoke with teams on Tuesday about his development before entering the league straight out of high school.“I don’t believe the system is working well for anyone,” Silver said.— Tanking. Silver addressed comments made by Dallas owner Mark Cuban that when the Mavericks were eliminated from playoff contention last season, they tanked with hopes of improving their draft lottery odds.“Yes, it’s not what you want to hear as commissioner,” Silver said. The league and Cuban discussed it, and moved on, Silver said.— Luxury tax. Silver said it’s too early to say if the NBA is concerned about the chance that 10 or more teams could be in the luxury tax for the 2018-19 season.“These systems are so hard to calibrate. As the money’s gotten bigger, it’s gotten harder to project future cap and tax levels,” Silver said. “And I think those are all things that we continue to look at. Our teams are smart. They find ways to compete. They work within the existing system but always with one eye on the next time we sit down at the bargaining table.” In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly. The league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time, when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game.Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — Playoff seeding. Silver also spoke about the perception of conference imbalance, and the notion of seeding the top 16 teams for the playoffs with no limitations based on conferences. He said a study two years ago showed it wouldn’t be ideal, though Silver noted that it will likely be looked at again in the future.“The only fair way to do it is to have a balanced schedule throughout the season,” Silver said.— Expansion. Silver reiterated that neither relocation nor expansion is not in the NBA’s plans right now, and that there’s no focus on putting a team in Las Vegas anytime soon. He did say that when the NBA looks to grow in the future, and it will, the league will look at the Las Vegas market — which it has been fond of for years, especially the role it plays in the summer league. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’ View commentslast_img read more

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Video: Shaka Smart Joined Dan Patrick To Talk Texas Hoops

first_imgdan patrick texas shaka smartdan patrick texas shaka smartThis past Thursday, Texas officially hired Shaka Smart away from VCU to replace Rick Barnes, who spent 17 season in Austin. In the days since, Smart has been on a bit of a media tour to talk about the move, along with how he plans to turn the Longhorns into an elite squad. Monday, he joined Dan Patrick to chat about his experience so far.In the below clip, Smart talks about how he was offered the job, how he plans on succeeding at a “football school”, and how he’s willing to eventually develop a hatred for Oklahoma. Check it out:Smart inherits a team that underachieved a bit this past year, so he’s going to need to restore faith in the program. It sounds like he’s up for the task.last_img read more

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Brian Kelly Announces Notre Dame Lineman Is Transferring

first_imgBrian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 13: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly stands in the tunnel in front of his team before the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)With spring practices underway for college football programs around the country, Notre Dame’s depth chart is starting to take shape. Although the Fighting Irish will lose talent to the NFL Draft, head coach Brian Kelly should have the necessary pieces to contend again for the College Football Playoff.The key component to success for Notre Dame will be the health of Ian Book. Following an impressive junior season under center, it’ll be interesting to see how his final year plays out in South Bend.Notre Dame will also need its offensive line to continue its recent stretch of dominance. The current starting lineup in the trenches features two seniors and two juniors.Unfortunately for the Fighting Irish, the program will lose one of its underclassmen on the offensive line.According to Notre Dame insider Tyler James, Kelly told the media about Luke Jones’ plans to transfer.Jones was the No. 4 recruit from the state of Arkansas in 2018, per 247Sports.Brian Kelly said OL Luke Jones plans to transfer.— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) April 6, 2019Rising sophomore Jarrett Patterson is expected to be the starter at center for the Fighting Irish. It also appears early enrollee Zeke Correll has surpassed Jones on the depth chart at center, which could be the reason behind his decision to transfer.Perhaps Jones will consider heading to the Arkansas Razorbacks. They were on his list of suitors during his recruitment process, and his connection to the area might play a factor.last_img read more

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BSJ Restructures Operations

first_img “With the changes, the BSJ will be able to facilitate business growth and efficiency through the application of standards and quality practices. This is in line with international best practices,” he shared. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has restructured its operations from an inspection and enforcement agency to a trade facilitator and business enabler.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, today (June 7), Executive Director of the BSJ, Stephen Wedderburn, said the restructuring will see the National Compliance and Regulatory Agency (NCRA) taking on the regulatory arm of the Bureau, and the BSJ will drive standards development.“With the changes, the BSJ will be able to facilitate business growth and efficiency through the application of standards and quality practices. This is in line with international best practices,” he shared.Mr. Wedderburn said the repositioned Bureau will also assist businesses through the development, promotion and use of standards.He further noted that training, testing, label assessment and calibration services, as well as certification through the NCRA will be added functions to support the new directive of the agency.The Executive Director noted that the refocused roles of the BSJ should see significant benefits to the local business community, adding that the use of standards is an important tool for increasing innovation, quality, consistency and business competitiveness.He further encouraged businesses to take advantage of the Bureau’s new thrust to guide companies in becoming standard-bearers in the industry.Mr. Wedderburn explained that separation of the functions was necessary for the country’s compliance with international considerations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement.“The BSJ was once seen as the ‘policing agency’. Businesses would be reluctant to turn to the Bureau for help to improve their quality practices. The new move will see us helping businesses to understand standards and how to integrate these best practices in their operations,” he noted.For his part, Director in the Science and Technology Division at the BSJ, Dr. Dwight Ramdon, said the rebranded BSJ will focus on the scientific and engineering laboratories.He said the BSJ will be more responsive to the needs of the various industries that it serves.“We want to drive this change in the mindset of Jamaicans, starting with the staff of the BSJ who focus on service and support to businesses rather than regulations,” the Director said. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has restructured its operations from an inspection and enforcement agency to a trade facilitator and business enabler. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, today (June 7), Executive Director of the BSJ, Stephen Wedderburn, said the restructuring will see the National Compliance and Regulatory Agency (NCRA) taking on the regulatory arm of the Bureau, and the BSJ will drive standards development. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Budget Makes Life Better for Cumberland Families

first_img investing $42.5 million to help make post-secondary education more affordable opening at least four new Collaborative Emergency Centres this year providing tax breaks, such as an increase in the basic personal amount by $250 reducing departmental spending by $170 million investing $28 million to improve business productivity providing $7.9 million to low-income families to help make ends meet. Better health care for local seniors, help for local farmers and improvements to area infrastructure are some of the highlights for Amherst and Cumberland County in the provincial budget today, April 5th. “This budget invests in health care, growing the economy, helping people make ends meet, all while ensuring government lives within its means,” said Graham Steele, Minister of Finance. “We still have a difficult financial situation to address, but this budget shows that we are on target to balance in 2013, as promised.” Highlights for Cumberland County in today’s budget include: For more information on the 2011-12 provincial budget, visit www.gov.ns.ca hiring of a nurse practitioner to visit nursing homes in Cumberland Health Authority and care for seniors where they live, saving them the stress and discomfort of a trip to hospital funding for the new West Highlands Elementary School in Amherst and improvements to River Hebert District High School and other local schools new nursing home beds for Springhill an enhanced soil amendment program for local farmers funds to implement the Homegrown Success agricultural plan helping Cumberland County entrepreneurs by reducing the small business tax to four per cent from 4.5 per cent, the second consecutive year it has declined continued and stable funding support for Cumberland Regional Library repaving of a portion of Highway 104, replacement of the Springhill Junction bridge and other road upgrade and paving projects continued and stable funding support for local museums, such as the Fundy Geological Museum Total revenues for 2011-12, including net income from government business enterprises, are estimated at $8.5 billion, a decrease of $133 million over the 2010-11 estimates. The 2011 budget projects a deficit of $389.6 million. This is in line with the $370-million deficit anticipated in the province’s four-year fiscal plan. Total expenses for fiscal 2011-12 are budgeted at $9.3 billion, up $323.0 million from 2010-11, entirely because of reinstating university funding. Today’s budget also includes: last_img read more

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Sourabh wins Vietnam Open

first_imgHo Chi Minh City: India’s Sourabh Verma registered a thrilling three-game win over China’s Sun Fei Xiang to claim the men’s singles title at the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 badminton tournament here on Sunday. Second seed Sourabh, who has won the Hyderabad Open and Slovenian International earlier this year, recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12 17-21 21-14 in the summit clash which lasted an hour and 12 minutes. “I am very happy with the way, I played this week. I played three Japanese and these players have similar kind of style. Most like to attack and the little differences in their style is something you have to figure out on the court. So it was nice to beat them,” Sourabh told PTI. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHe beat three Japanese shuttlers — Kodai Naraoka, Yu Igarashi and Minoru Koga — on way to his title win. “The final was a tough match but I am happy I could play my game and come out victories. This title will give a boost to my confidence,” the Indian said. It was a third career meeting between Sourabh and Sun. The duo has faced off twice this year at Canada and Hyderabad with the Indian coming up trumps on both the occasions. Talking about the final match, the world no 38 Indian said: “In the first game, I waited for his weak returns. I realised his defence was a little weak, so I looked to exploit that. He committed too many unforced errors and it helped me. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”In the second game, I was troubled by the drift from one side and he jumped into a huge lead. But after the change of side in the decider, I went back to the strategy that worked for me and I am happy I could win,” added the National champion. Asked if he will play the USD 400,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 event to be held from September 24 to 29, Sourabh said: “I will head back home now and depending on the condition of my body and the time required to recover, I will take a call if I want to go to Korea or not.” In the finals, Sourabh dominated the proceedings in the opening game as he jumped to a 4-0 lead early on and kept moving ahead. He enjoyed a 11-4 cushion at the break and surged to a 15-4 advantage after the breather. Sun tried to recover but the gap was too wide to be bridged as Sourabh pocketed the first game comfortably. The Chinese came out all guns blazing in the second game, zooming to a 8-0 lead. He lead 11-5 at the interval and even though the Indian tried to make a comeback, it proved an uphill task as Sun roared back into the contest. In the decider, Sun had a slender 4-2 lead initially but Sourabh ensured he enjoyed 11-7 advantage at the breather. The Indian then maintained his lead, despite the Chinese snapping at his heels. Leading 17-14, Sourabh blasted off the next four points to shut the door on his opponent and win his third title of the year. The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh had won the Dutch Open and Korea Open last year.last_img read more

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DEADPOOL 2s Domino Zazie Beetz Stunt Double on Ducati in Downtown Vancouver

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter Domino on a Ducati. That was the Deadpool 2 sequence for the mutant who can manipulate probabilities in downtown Vancouver yesterday and today. First with a stunt double riding the bike. And then with Zazie Beetz riding the bike on a process trailer. Last week, I saw the stunt double ride the Ducati up and down Triumph Road below the Boundary Road set, where Domino hung out with Deadpool. But so far, we’ve seen no indication that Domino knows Cable, or was ever a member of his crew as she is in the comics. READ MOREcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Snowflake generation of students hostility to free speech revealed

The “snowflake” generation of students’ hostility to free speech on campus has been revealed in a new survey which shows that the majority want controversial speakers to be “no-platformed”.Students were presented with a list of hypothetical speakers holding a spectrum of contentious views, ranging from someone believes climate change is not caused by humans, to someone want to ban religion.Assuming the speaker had already been invited to give a talk at their university, students were asked whether or not a talk should be allowed to go ahead.More than two-thirds of students (68 per cent) said that talks by Holocaust deniers should not be allowed to take place, according the a YouGov poll of 1,004 British students. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––Meanwhile 64 per cent said they would ban speakers who believe that terrorist attacks in the UK can be justified.One in ten students said that speakers who want to Royal Family to be abolished should be no-platformed.  In 2015, students attempted to stop Germaine Greer, a leading feminist, from giving a lecture at Cardiff University His intervention came after a series of attempts to censor gay rights activists, feminists and Conservative politicians due to concerns from students that their views may cause offence.   In 2015, students attempted to stop Germaine Greer, a leading feminist, from giving a lecture at Cardiff UniversityCredit: Jim Petersen Last October, the veteran lesbian activist Linda Bellos has been due to speak at Cambridge University, but a college feminist society revoked their invitation after she said she would be questioning trans politics. According to the poll, only 36 per cent of students said that speakers should be allowed to address students if they believe that transgender woman are not “real” women. Just under half (48 per cent) said the speaker should not be allowed, with the remaining 15 per cent answering “don’t know” or “prefer not to say”.Bristol University’s students’ union backed proposals to ban any “Terf” speakers who question the transgender status of women. Terf, which stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists, is generally used as a derogatory term to describe those who believe that “identifying” as a woman is not the same as being born a woman.It can also be used to refer to people who are deemed to hold “transphobic” views. In 2015, students attempted to stop Germaine Greer, a leading feminist, from giving a lecture at Cardiff University on the basis that she had expressed transphobic views in the past. And a fifth said speakers should be banned if they believe that God literally created the universe in six days.Earlier this year, the higher education minister said that universities which “no-platform” controversial speakers will face a Government intervention. Sam Gyimah warned that universities must stamp out their “institutional hostility” to unfashionable views as he prepares to issue new guidance on free speech. 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. Veteran lesbian activist Linda Bellos Credit:Simon Grosset Veteran lesbian activist Linda Bellos  The “snowflake generation” is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement. YouGov carried out another survey where they asked British members of the general public to imagine they were at university and the same set of speakers had been invited. Students were more likely to ban three speakers than adults: the speaker who claims that vaccinations cause autism, one believes that transgender women are not ‘real’ women, and one believes that climate change is not caused by human actions.The only speaker that the general public are more likely to want banned than students is the one who believes that the royal family should be abolished. read more

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Norway stores pull violent games from shelves after attacks WoW included

first_imgFollowing the terror attacks in Norway two weekends ago, retailers in that country have begun to pull major shooter and role-playing games from their shelves.Gaming business site Gamasutra has compiled reports from Norwegian gaming and IT news sources showing that retailer Coop Norway made the first move by stopping carrying 51 gaming and toy brands. The stoppage mostly includes shooters such as Homefront, Counter-Strike Source, Call of Duty titles, and Sniper Ghost Warrior, but also World of Warcraft.Anders Behring Breivik, who committed the attacks in Oslo and the island of Utoeya and killed 77, had posted online a rambling 1500-page manifesto prior to the attacks mentioning WoW and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and painting the author as part of a modern Knights Templar.Coop Norway director Geir Inge Stokke said in a Norwegian newspaper that the company moved to remove the games once “we realized the scope of the attack.” He added that it was appropriate at the moment to take the games down and mentioned the “negative effects of games like these.” Continuing, Stokke mentioned that the company will carefully consider when to put the games back on shelves, that the business involved is “of no importance,” and that he wouldn’t be surprised if other retailers followed suit.In fact, others have begun to fall in line. Norwegian entertainment seller Platekompaniet has pulled the same games from its shelves as well.The practice of removing games after a violent tragedy has a precedent in Europe. German store Galeria Kaufhof pulled all mature-rated games from its shelves following a 2009 school shooting.via GamasutraBlake’s OpinionMany countries have stricter attitudes toward violent entertainment than the United States. Germany, for example, makes the news several times a year for stopping the sale, or requiring serious modification, of particularly violent games.Stopping the sale of World of Warcraft and Call of Duty following their publication is a capricious and ineffective reaction. One level of Modern Warfare 2 aside, these games offer nothing of value to an aspiring terrorist. Moreover, it would require a perplexing combination of mental instability and determination to read 1,500 pages of nonsense and try everything the madman suggests. Stopping terrorist activity is always an admirable goal, but stopping selling a few games won’t prevent any would-be terrorist from plotting and only serves to annoy gamers.It is, however, free publicity for Coop Norway. The video games industry is thankfully outgrowing the outdated perception that this new form of entertainment is the primary cause of social ills. Bear in mind that The Beatles were viewed in a similar light by some in the 1960s. The recent declaration in the United States that video games are protected speech is a big step forward for the gaming cause worldwide, but that doesn’t mean that gaming won’t gradually gain acceptance in hearts and minds.last_img read more

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10211027 Upcoming Events NXT heading to California WWE in the Midwest Ring

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter Upcoming events for the week of October 21 to October 27, 2016.WWE:* NXT live event in Tampa, Florida tonight, October 21.* WWE live event in Hammond, Indiana tonight, October 21.* NXT live event in Ocala, Florida on Saturday, October 22.* WWE live event in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday, October 22.* WWE live event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 22.* WWE live event in Rochester, Minnesota on Sunday, October 23.* WWE live event in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, October 23.* Monday Night RAW live in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, October 24.* WWE live event in Dubuque, Iowa on Monday, October 24.* Smackdown Live in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 25.* NXT live event in Fresno, California on Wednesday, October 26.* NXT live event in Citrus Springs, Florida on Thursday, October 27.* NXT live event in Sacramento, California on Thursday, October 27.ROH:* Road to Final Battle live event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida tonight, October 21.* Road to Final Battle live event in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, October 22.Attending any of these events over the next week? Send us a live report to either AdamMartin@wrestleview.com or Jason@wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Velvet Skycenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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San Diego community reflects on vandalized Columbus statue

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 25, 2019 February 25, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The paint was quickly cleaned up after a statue honoring Christopher Columbus was vandalized this weekend in the South Bay.Some called the act violent, but others said they want the statue removed altogether because of what the explorer represents.“They don’t have to come out and vandalize a statue,” said Valeria Corona, Chula Vista Resident.The vandals doused the head of the statue with red paint and the word “genocide” was spray painted at the base. An expensive plaque was also missing from the statue standing at Discovery Park in a Chula Vista neighborhood.City crews first used a pressure washer and then they scrubbed the rest of of the paint off using a brush Sunday.The evidence of what happened is still there. You can still see red paint splattered on the ground and the tint of red lingering on the statue.“It’s pretty weird to think someone came here this close to my house to vandalize something,” said Corona.Chula Vista Police believed the vandalism happened sometime Saturday night.Some called it violent. Others said it sent a powerful message.“The red represents or symbolizes the blood that’s been spilled by our people during that time,” said Lucky Morales, Community Activist.Lucky Morales is part of the Yaqui Indian Tribe. He didn’t condone the vandalism, but he agreed with the message. He said his people don’t want these statues around because of what Columbus stands for and because of the way the colonist treated his native people.“If anything, he brought genocide to these lands and he’s responsible for the annihilation of thousands of indigenous tribes, our ancestors,” said Lucky. “Why would we want to celebrate Columbus Day? It would be like us celebrating the murder of our ancestors.”The folks with UNICO, a local Italian American Association, said Columbus represents their journey and they celebrate him. Christopher Columbus Day is an important part of Italian American heritage.UNICO responded to the the vandalized Columbus statue saying, “The Italian-American community does not condone any violation against any statue of any kind representing cultural history. Columbus statues and days of celebration that are attacked do effect our claim to our heritage and contributions to the discovery expeditions.”Lucky said he didn’t believe the vandalism was an act of violence, but Corona said she didn’t feel safe when she saw it.“Just being at my house and then this close to here, a violent message like this really isn’t nice,” said Corona.Chula Vista Police are investigating. There’s no immediate leads about who vandalized the statue, but anyone with a tip for investigators is asked to contact CVPD.Lt. Dan Peak said the person responsible could face felony vandalism charges. center_img , San Diego community reflects on vandalized Columbus statuelast_img read more

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Rep Eastman stands by controversial abortion statements attacks media

first_imgRep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, during a House floor session, March 1, 2017. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Last week, Representative David Eastman made national news by claiming that there are women in Alaska villages who are “glad” to become pregnant in order to travel to Seattle or Anchorage for an abortion – paid for by Medicaid. Eastman is now blaming the press for the furor over the comments.Listen nowAfter Mat-Su Valley Republican David Eastman made comments alleging the abuse of Medicaid-funded travel for abortions last week, he received significant criticism, including from his own caucus. Many saw Eastman’s singling out of women “in villages” as targeting Alaska Native women. Legislators on both sides of the aisle are now calling for Eastman to apologize.Over the weekend, it appeared Representative Eastman might do just that. On Saturday evening, Eastman appeared live on KTVA television.Here’s how Representative Eastman began the interview with anchor Bonney Bowman:“First, the media is a circus–literally a circus—and that’s about the nicest thing I could say about some people in the media right now.”Eastman spent the majority of the twelve-minute interview reiterating his position and blaming the media for the anger many people are directing at his comments.While the word “apologetic” did come up in the KTVA interview, Representative Eastman did not directly apologize for what he has said.“I am very apologetic that anyone would think I was targeting them, or that I was thinking that somehow abortion is a good thing,” Eastman said. “I don’t think it’s a good thing. I think it hurts women, and certainly it hurts children.”Legislators representing rural Alaskans have been sharply critical of Eastman’s comments. Last Friday, four Representatives, including Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, sent Eastman a letter demanding an apology, and Anchorage Democrat Geran Tarr called for Eastman to be censured.Representative Eastman has not provided verifiable evidence to back up his controversial claims. In a statement by email on Monday, he said that he is protecting anonymity, including of one case in which he said the State of Alaska pressured a woman to go through with an abortion after she changed her mind. In the same statement, Eastman said Medicaid travel policies should be evaluated, and he has called on the state to look into their abuse.Senator Donny Olson, a Democrat from Golovin, said he is pro-life, but told his fellow Senators on Monday that Representative Eastman’s comments went “beyond the pale.” Olson is a medical doctor with more than thirty years of experience in rural Alaska. He said Eastman’s claims, in his experience, are simply not true.“They do not go out there and get pregnant so they can get a trip to Anchorage to terminate the pregnancym” Olson said. “Quite the contrary, people in my area, especially amongst the Alaska Native culture in rural areas, have an integrity and morality that enshrines throughout and adores babies.”House Minority Leader Charisse Millett was unavailable for an interview on Monday. The minority caucus issued a press release on Friday distancing itself from Eastman’s comments, and calling on him to apologize.last_img read more

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Steps on to provide relief to floodhit in East Godavari Pilli

first_imgKakinada : Deputy Chief Minister and Revenue Minster P Subhash Chandra Bose assured that necessary steps are being initiated to protect the flood-affected in East Godavari district. The Minister along with Collector D Muralidhar Reddy and SP Adanan Nayeem Asmi visited the flood-affected villages in Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari district on Saturday. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The Minister also visited A Veeravaram, Pudipalli, Posammagandi and Devipatnam villages and supervised the rescue and relief works taken up by authorities.In this connection, he said every required support will be extended to flood-affected. The minister also said that priority would be given to RR package works in Polavaram project works. Collector Muralidhar Reddy said required material to cover from rains would be provided as requested by the local people. Rampachodavaram MLA Nagulapalli Dhanalakshmi also accompanied the minister during the visit.last_img read more

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The Future is Freaky in Pornhub Art Installation

first_imgStay on target Pornhub Maybe Wants To Buy TumblrPornhub Credits Government Shutdown For Traffic Increase It’s hard to imagine the world still standing in 50 years, let alone a utopian society where sex rules all.But Pornhub is daring to dream with a new immersive exhibition opening next month in Los Angeles.Starting July 14, Pornhub Nation invites people to the year 2069 (get it?), “with alien sex plants, DMV sex dungeons, and presidents who … proudly stand behind their secret sex tapes,” co-creator Maggie West explained.AdChoices广告The month-long installation features seven rooms designed by artists West and Ryder Ripps.“Pornhub Nation will serve to epitomize what this futuristic society could look like,” Pornhub VP Corey Price said in a statement.Start with the National Gallery—a collage of marquee lights, neon signs, and portraits of Pornhub Nation Presidents [and X-rated actresses] Asa Akira, Riley Reid, Abella Danger, and Joanna Angel. (Girl power!)From there, visit the National Sexurity ASSociation (NSA), with security camera feeds from other exhibits; the Domination Masochistic Vroomvroom (DMV), a cross between a BDSM dungeon and government office; and ASSA, Pornhub Nation’s space exploration program “devoted solely to exploring zero-gravity space sex.”“Pornhub Nation is a sexy, neon-drenched utopia where we can escape the banality [of] our everyday lives,” West explained of her futuristic creation.Co-designer Ripps, a self-professed “frequent user” of Pornhub’s services—”both within my ‘art’ and ‘personal’ practices” (his use of quotation marks, not mine)—described the project as “a lot of fun” and “ontologically stimulating.”“Come for the innate desire for human procreation, stay for the infinity mirrors and ball pit,” he said.Pornhub Nation (located at UNION nightclub, 4067 W. Pico Blvd.) will open to the public from July 14 to Aug. 17. Following the premiere, the installation will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. PT.Attendees must be 21 years or older (there is a bar). General admission costs $27; tickets are available to purchase online only.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Pair of researchers suggest black holes at center of galaxies might instead

first_img Back in 1974, space scientists discovered Sagittarius A* (SgrA ∗)—a bright source of radio waves emanating from what appeared to be near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Subsequent study of the object led scientists to believe that it was (and is) a black hole—the behavior of stars nearby, for example, suggested it was something massive and extremely dense.What we’re able to see when we look at SgrA∗ are plasma gasses near the event horizon, not the object itself as light cannot escape. That should be true for wormholes too, of course, which have also been theorized to exist by the Theory of General Relativity. Einstein even noted the possibility of their existence. Unfortunately, no one has ever come close to proving the existence of wormholes, which are believed to be channels between different parts of the universe, or even between two universes in multi-universe theories. In their paper, Li and Bambi suggest that there is compelling evidence suggesting that many of the objects we believe to be black holes at the center of galaxies, may in fact be wormholes.Plasma gases orbiting a black hole versus a wormhole should look different to us, the pair suggest, because wormholes should be a lot smaller. Plus, the presence of wormholes would help explain how it is that even new galaxies have what are now believed to be black holes—such large black holes would presumably take a long time to become so large, so how can they exist in a new galaxy? They can’t Li and Bambi conclude, instead those objects are actually wormholes, which theory suggests could spring up in an instant, and would have, following the Big Bang.Making the two’s speculation more exciting is the soon to be installed piece of equipment known as GRAVITY—it will be added to the European Space Observatory in Chili, giving researchers there an unprecedented view of SgrA∗ (and other black holes). In just a couple of years, it should be possible to prove whether Li and Bambi’s idea is correct or not—the photon capture sphere of the wormhole should be much smaller than that for a black hole, they note—if that’s the case with SgrA ∗, space scientists will have to do some serious rethinking of wormholes and how they might fit in to current theories describing the universe. More information: Distinguishing black holes and wormholes with orbiting hot spots, arXiv:1405.1883 [gr-qc] arxiv.org/abs/1405.1883AbstractThe supermassive black hole candidates at the center of every normal galaxy might be wormholes created in the early Universe and connecting either two different regions of our Universe or two different universes in a Multiverse model. Indeed, the origin of these supermassive objects is not well understood, topological non-trivial structures like wormholes are allowed both in general relativity and in alternative theories of gravity, and current observations cannot rule out such a possibility. In a few years, the VLTI instrument GRAVITY will have the capability to image blobs of plasma orbiting near the innermost stable circular orbit of SgrA∗, the supermassive black hole candidate in the Milky Way. The secondary image of a hot spot orbiting around a wormhole is substantially different from the one of a hot spot around a black hole, because the photon capture sphere of the wormhole is much smaller, and its detection could thus test if the center of our Galaxy harbors a wormhole rather then a black hole. Physicist suggests some types of wormholes may stay open long enough to send a photon through © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Pair of researchers suggest black holes at center of galaxies might instead be wormholes (2014, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-pair-black-holes-center-galaxies.html 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.center_img Explore further Journal information: arXiv (Phys.org) —Zilong Li and Cosimo Bambi with Fudan University in Shanghai have come up with a very novel idea—those black holes that are believed to exist at the center of a lot of galaxies, may instead by wormholes. They’ve written a paper, uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, describing their idea and how what they’ve imagined could be proved right (or wrong) by a new instrument soon to be added to an observatory in Chile. Credit: X-ray: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., IR: NASA/STScIlast_img read more

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Cruise Traveller in partnership with Adventure Ca

first_imgCruise Traveller, in partnership with Adventure Canada, is offering a 15% discount plus low solo traveller fares on a new 10-night expedition cruise package circumnavigating Iceland for July 2019, when booked by 19 January 19, 2019. Guests will travel aboard Adventure Canada’s 198-passenger, eco-friendly vessel, the Ocean Endeavour, and have opportunities to go bird-watching and hiking, with Zodiac trips ashore.The circumnavigation will begin and end in Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital of Reykjavik on 4 July 2019, with one night’s pre-cruise stay in Reykjavik included, as well as all shipboard meals and zodiac shore excursions. The cruise is available from USD$5860 per person, twin-share, including the 15 per cent discount for bookings made by January 19, 2019. Flights from Australia are extra.For solo travellers, fares in selected cabins are available for only 18 per cent extra at US$6895. The offers are subject to availability and conditions apply. Adventure CanadaCruise TravellerearlybirdsexpeditionIcelandsolo travellerslast_img read more

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SANTA FE NM – Thomas Stanford who was known fo

first_img SANTA FE, N.M. – Thomas Stanford, who was known for his award-winning editing work on “West Side Story,” has died. He was 93.His family says in a newspaper announcement published Friday that Stanford died Dec. 23. They did not provide any details about the cause of death, saying only that he had a “long and happy life.”Born in Germany and educated in Switzerland and England, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1987 following a decades-long career as a film editor in Hollywood.He earned credits for more than two dozen films and television movies. He received an Oscar in 1962 for his work on “West Side Story.”He is survived by his partner Sherry Bendickson; daughter Nina Mullan and her husband Brendt and their children; and son Adam Stanford and his wife Lyn. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 29, 2017 1:41 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oscar-winning film editor Thomas Stanford dies at 93last_img read more

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