The Elders call for decisive action to end sectarian violence in Sri

“I am deeply alarmed by the recent upsurge in sectarian violence in Sri Lanka. Anti-Muslim attacks are an increasing threat to peace and security across South and South-East Asia, and the authorities in Colombo need to act urgently to restore peace and order before communal relations deteriorate further.”Lakhdar Brahimi, Elder and former UN diplomat, added: To avoid further deterioration of the security environment and loss of life, The Elders urged decisive action from the Government to end impunity for those committing and inciting violence, defend human rights and promote inter-communal reconciliation. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former Prime Minister of Norway, said: “Sri Lanka has had more than its fair share of strife, violence and gross human rights abuses in recent years. The people of Sri Lanka deserve peace, and their Government fully understands and accepts that it has a responsibility to protect the rights of all its people. All political and civil society leaders must reject the toxic rhetoric of Islamophobia from extremist Buddhist monks, the consequences of which can be seen across the region. All should do more to promote tolerance and reconciliation.” The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007. The Elders are Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan (Chair), Ban Ki-moon, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Harlem Brundtland (Deputy Chair), Hina Jilani, Ricardo Lagos, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Ernesto Zedillo.Ela Bhatt, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu are Elders Emeritus. (Colombo Gazette) A group of independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide, today called on the Government of Sri Lanka to act with greater urgency and thoroughness to end sectarian violence targeting Muslim communities on the island.The Elders noted that the Government has taken some measures to counter the criminal violence, but also warned that since unrest erupted on 5 March, police and civil authorities have failed to make sufficient arrests or counter the inflammatory messaging on social media against Muslims being propagated by extremist Buddhist monks. read more

Johnson leads Chattanooga past Tennessee Tech 7160

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jerry Johnson led a balanced squad with 14 points, Maurice Commander scored 13 and the pair combined for 7 of Chattanooga’s season-high 13 3-pointers and the Mocs defeated Tennessee Tech 71-60 on Saturday.Commander made 4 of 5 from distance, Johnson hit a trio of 3s, Kevin Easley scored 11 points with two from distance and David Jean-Baptiste also scored 11 with one 3-pointer.Chattanooga (4-5) made 13 of 29 from behind the 3-point arc, 45 per cent, and was 24-for-52 overall.Jr. Clay led Tennessee Tech with 15 points with seven rebounds and three steals. Garrett Golday added 10 points. The Golden Eagles stepped up defence after trailing 40-23 at halftime, forcing 12 of Chattanooga’s 18 turnovers in the final frame and racking up 7 steals, out of 11 on the game.Tennessee Tech (1-7) hit five of its first six shots of the second half and cut a 19-point lead down to eight, 66-58.Chattanooga opens Southern Conference play against VMI next week.The Associated Press read more

Build the ultimate sand castle with a Stone Spray Robot

first_imgI’m always mightily impressed when I see the professional sand sculptures being created on a beach. But it’s unfortunate they are only temporary structures that will be reclaimed by the sea just a few hours after being finished.A group working out of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has come up with a more permanent method of sand castle construction, though. It involves the use of a new 3D printer called the Stone Spray Robot.What the Stone Spray does is combine soil/sand with a liquid to form a jet spray that can be used to 3D print structures. Once formed, they dry to a permanent sculpture. In the video above you see the robot using sand along with the liquid mix to create a structure on a beach, but the robot can be positioned anywhere and create your structure of choice on any surface.The goal of developing this robot is to research new ways for on-site fabrication. So rather than mixing materials together and having a workforce use them for construction, we could use a robot instead coupled with a predefined model of what needs constructing.The Stone Spray Robot may be a prototype unit and research experiment, but it clearly works. It’s also eco-friendly due to its low power use with the research team claiming it can be run purely off solar panels. All the materials used in the creation of the robot are LEED Certified, meaning they have been created with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.If it could be scaled up and the jet made more accurate, I’d like to see the Stone Spray having a go at 3D printing a full-size building.Read more at the Stone Spray Project, via The Vergelast_img read more

Government to spend more than 600 Million on Road and Infrastructure Project

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 19, 2017 – Kingston – The Government has signed a contract with Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited for the first package of improvement works to be undertaken on 4.8 kilometres of main road from Agualta Vale to Broadgate in St. Mary.   The contract, which is valued at more than $597 million, is expected to begin in October and last for 14 months.The project, which is being implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) forms part of plans to improve an overall 18.4 kilometres of main roadway from Tom’s River to Agualta Vale.   The second phase, which involves 13.6 kilometres of main road from Broadgate to Tom’s River, will be undertaken over fiscal years.Works to be carried out on the Agualta Vale to Broadgate main road include construction of shoulders, provision of sidewalks, relocation of utilities, installation of road furniture and road traffic control devices and the construction of surface and subsurface drains.   Construction of bridges and pavement upgrading are also to be carried out on the 28 parcels of lands that were acquired by the Government.Addressing the contract signing ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister on September 15, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the need to have the roadway repaired has long been expressed, having been proposed years ago.   He said the project is being financed from the Capital ‘A’ budget, which is designated for Government of Jamaica-funded projects.The Prime Minister informed that the works will improve road safety and maneuverability by removing some of the deep curves in the roadway.“It will (also) increase mobility and reduce both travel time and transportation costs. The project will also resolve the drainage issues in the area while providing greater connectivity between the northern and southern highways of the country,” he said.The Prime Minister added that the project will have a positive effect on the long-term economic benefits on neighboring towns and communities, through the creation of employment directly related to the works.“At the end of the project, I expect the people of St. Mary and indeed Portland to say that their tax dollars were well spent,” he noted.Mr. Holness informed that the contract-signing is a tangible demonstration of the government’s commitment to using infrastructural works to bring improvements to the lives of the people.   He indicated that the improvement works is but a “portion of the Government’s financial commitments to the parish of St. Mary”.Since April 2017, approximately one billion dollars has been spent on infrastructural works in St. Mary.  They include river training, road patching, drainage improvements and the general rehabilitation of roads and bridges.Meanwhile, State Minister in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Everald Warmington, said the overall purpose of the project is to “reduce the fear and trepidation associated with travelling through the junction because of ravines and hair-pin curves”.“We intend to make the corridor far more reliable and intend to reduce travel times. These are all positives, which will redound to the benefit of not only those who live in St. Mary and Portland but to the entire country,” he said.Consultancy firm, Stanley Consultants will assist with supervision on the project, and signed a contract with the Government valued at $29.4 million for this undertaking.Release: JISlast_img read more

13th Annual Duncan L Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic

first_img Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom, April 16, 2018 Posted: April 16, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsThe 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic is happening on Monday, April 23rd.The tournament raises money for the wounded, ill and injured fund of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA. Over $700,000 has been raised in its 13-year history. Congressman Duncan Hunter was in studio to tell us more about it.More information about the tournament can be found here. Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classiclast_img read more

Finding the perfect high school

first_img 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) – It’s time for parents of eighth grade students to start shopping for the perfect high school that will help prepare young people for college and careers.Dr. Helen Griffith is the executive director of e3 Civic High visited Good Morning San Diego with some tips on what to look for when searching for the perfect school for your children.Dr. Griffith advises that parents ask the following questions:Does the school offer prep for tests like the SAT, and if so, when do they begin?Does the school offer AP classes, honors-level courses, and college coursework?Does the high school take scholars on college tours?What is the level of engagement the high school expects from parents?Are there study abroad opportunities?What are the internship opportunities for scholars? Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 4, 2019 Finding the perfect high school KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Forget DigitalFirst How About TechnologyFirst

first_imgFOLIO: Compare Cygnus as a company from when you took it over to what it’s like now.John French: Generally, everybody’s in really good spirits about the performance of the company.When I got here in September 2009 the company was emerging from bankruptcy. It was a pretty tough way to start—there was absentee management and the CEOs beforehand had stripped the company, it was a really tough time.Jump forward three and a half years, and the biggest changes I see are not only are we hiring and expanding, we’re hiring at will. From a financial standpoint, in the early days coming out of bankruptcy it was touch-and-go. It was tough, and that’s why I hired one of the most experienced CFOs in the industry, Paul Bonaiuto, who had been the CFO of Journal Communications. Fast forward to today and the company’s performance financially couldn’t be better.In 2012 we increased our operating margin by 20 percent year-over-year.That’s something I would put on any scoreboard at any b-to-b company, considering the economy. On the digital side we were growing the top line 20 percent year over year.However, the one-third of the company that continues to get hammered is public safety—everyone’s getting hammered there. And there we just watched our costs and we dropped less than the other guys from a revenue standpoint. FOLIO: Is the hiring across the board, or are you mostly hiring for, say, digital?French: Most of our hiring right now continues to be in digital and in the events group. The events group is another great example. It was underserved and separated from the rest of the company and underperforming. I changed out all the management there from top to bottom and we have fresh new people who came in there in the last year and a half. And our show business is growing dramatically. Between 2011 and 2012 we invested just over $4 million into the digital infrastructure of the company. And for a company our size that’s a lot of money. We paid it off in 18 months out of cash flow, it didn’t deteriorate our earnings and we have a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.FOLIO: You reorganized Cygnus under its three affinity groups. How did this change your business?French: We took a chance and we put every product in a market place under one leader. We have three EVPs and they control everything that we do in those verticals.Once they were under one leadership we could go into our major customers and put together a proposal that covers the entire landscape. We’re pulling market share that way because people see us as a very easy company to do business with, plus they can buy through one door and they can pick up all of our platforms.FOLIO: So what didn’t work so well?French: We also tried to integrate all sales under one VP of sales and that turned out to be a mistake. We killed the idea. People who sell the magazine, people who sell online and people who sell the booths are still in the same place. But they come together at the senior level of the affinity group and they report up to the EVP. So we still have that one single span of control, and it works for everything—content, business development, everything but the sales channel. That still has to be independent because people are used to selling booths and not advertising pages.FOLIO: You’ve defined Cygnus as a technology company. How does that impact how you do business as a media operation?French: This is where I get in trouble with my peers, but I’ll say it anyway. I think one of the more over-used terms in b-to-b today is ‘marketing services.’I’m not sure anyone really knows what marketing services is. It’s a convenient place to go, it sounds more sophisticated than just doing the things we’ve done before.It’s more important to understand what happens at the point of engagement. Anything we’ve ever done since the first day I sold an ad thirty years ago is based on proving what you bought from me helped increase your sales or was good for market share or share of mind for your company.  But proving that has become unbelievably sophisticated. And so we’ve built the Cygnus Analytics Program which takes that point of engagement and asks, what happened? Who’s engaged, why did they come to you, why did they choose that particular platform, what message do they want to receive from you— how are you going to turn that into a sales process?And part of the Cygnus Analytics Program is our Return on Engagement Report, which is a sophisticated data-driven analytics product. When we go into our big customers, we can talk to them about how they’re viewed, how their competition is viewed and what’s working—what gets the most engagement. And because of our integrated databases we’re able to gather audiences that they’ve never seen before.That’s where b-to-b is going, it’s delivering a new audience. It’s not the same 50,000 people that read the magazine, the same 5,000 that go to the tradeshow. It’s developing new audiences that the publisher and the customer have never seen before.But in order to drive all of that you have to be really good at the technology, and that’s why we’re a technology company first.FOLIO: How has this changed the way your sales force goes to market?French: We turned over 40 percent of our sales people in the last 18 months because this demands a level of sophistication of talking to our advertisers. All of that data is unvarnished.They’re not getting this data from anyone else, it works, their sales people love it, their marketing machines love it, and we say we’re not going to charge them for the data, but we want 10 percent more of their business than last year. If they tell us their budget is flat, we say we understand that, but take it from another part of your schedule. We’re picking up share of dollars that way and that’s why it takes a much more sophisticated, stronger salesperson to do it.FOLIO: How does that sales approach impact share of dollar across print, digital and events? Or does it even matter, as long as you’re increasing your customers’ spend?French: The customer is going to buy whatever brings them to the point of sale as fast as possible. And by nature, we’re getting more information from the digital products than we do from print. But while we’re growing very fast in digital—20-25 percent year over year on already big bases—our print is declining. But we’re not declining as quickly as other companies. I’ve seen declines of 5, 6, 7 percent—we’re less than that.I’m not sure what that means longer term—we do want to be less dependent on print. But when I first came here, roughly 60 percent of the company was print, now that’s hovering down around 50 percent and it’s being supplemented with online and tradeshow growth. In some cases, people still think that’s too print heavy, but it depends on your market.If you put all the platforms together, by presenting all this data, the customer votes with their feet. They tend to consume more and more digital. They certainly increase their sponsorships in our trade shows and it seems that print is declining less than I’ve seen at our competitors.FOLIO: When you joined as CEO, you were forecasting revenues to be around $75 million by this point. Have you hit that mark?French: No, we haven’t hit that mark, but we’re around it. Part of the reason is if you look at the year-over-year growth, outside of public safety, it’s strong, robust, double-digit digital, it’s the public safety sector that’s weighing down the rest of the company. And it’s true of our competitors too. Cygnus Business Media CEO John French, who was brought on three years ago just as the b-to-b media company came out of bankruptcy protection, has spent that time making some dramatic moves in an effort to turn the company around. While it hasn’t quite reached his original goal of $75 million in annual revenues—a benchmark he says is close—Cygnus increased its operating margin by 20 percent in 2012.Magazines still represent a good portion of revenues—at about 50 percent, down from 60 when he took over— but both events and digital have been growing at double-digit percentages year over year.Some of this is attributable to a major reorganization that aligned the brands into three primary affinity groups: construction, public safety and a combined agriculture, technology and transportation group. Plus, Cygnus has poured $4 million into its tech infrastructure to overhaul its database and rebuild its digital operations. This last point is likely the most significant move for French, who describes Cygnus as a technology company first, media company second. The technology, he says, is what drives the data services that now form the backbone of everything the company sells to its marketing customers, and measures how readers engage with the brands.Here, French describes the progress Cygnus has made in the last three years and where he’s taking it next. If you’re looking to better understand how your brands can thrive in a converged media landscape, register now for FOLIO: and min’s MediaMashup event on April 16.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly May 16 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioState Files Fairbanks 4 ResponseDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe state has filed a response to petitions for post conviction relief for the Fairbanks four.  The four men, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts and Eugene Vent were convicted of the 1997 beating death of John Hartman, but continue to profess their innocence.   Last fall the Alaska Innocence Project filed new information in the case that points to others being responsible for the killing. The state response indicates it so far is not convinced, but it has requested an evidentiary hearing.Ravn Outlines Safety Improvements As NTSB Pushes For Investigation Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelThe National Transportation Safety Board took the unusual step last month of asking the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the Ravn family of companies. A report says Hageland failed to achieve safety outcomes, and launched flights without proper oversight.   The company’s CEO says the report does not reflect the changes Ravn has made in recent months.Trial Program Aims To Increase Number Of Insured Alaska Natives Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauA tribal health organization in Southeast Alaska is encouraging members to enroll for health insurance. Through a new program, some Alaska Natives will have an opportunity to get it at no cost.Special Exhibit Offers Hands-On Glimpse Of University’s New Research VesselEmily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksA new exhibit opens at the University of Alaska Museum of the North over the weekend. The year-long installation is called “Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq.”  It offers a first-hand look the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ state-of-the-art new research vessel, slated to sail in Arctic waters next year.AK: Rusty BlackbirdsEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThat’s the call of the rusty blackbird, a ubiquitous species that has caught the attention of the Audubon Society.  The reason:  numbers of the birds are plummeting, and causes of the decline are not well understood. The rusty blackbirds breed in Alaska’s wetlands. And Audubon is asking Alaskans to help count the birds to get a handle on what’s happening to the species.300 Villages: Point LayJolene Almendarez, APRN InternThis week, we’re headed to Point Lay on the Chukchi Sea. Dorothy Henry lives in Point Lay.last_img read more

Agriculture labs in all constituencies K Kanna Babu

first_imgAmaravati: The state government is going to start agriculture laboratories in all Assembly constituencies to test the quality of seeds, fertilisers and pesticides. Making this announcement during question hour in Assembly on Friday, agriculture minister K Kanna Babu said a new legislation would be brought soon to allow these agricultural inputs to be sold only after their quality was tested. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Stating that the agriculture sector was in crisis, Kanna Babu said Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had introduced several measures to uplift the farming sector. “Both temporary measures to provide immediate benefit to farmers and long-term steps for permanent solution to problems are being taken,” he added. Listing the steps taken by the government to bail out farmers, he said, “An amount of Rs 3,000 crore has been allocated for price stabilisation fund. Already the groundnut, oil palm, and tobacco farmers have been given some incentives to encourage them in terms of providing good market price. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The state government wants to extend help to farmers without political interference. The Agriculture Commission is also actively working to protect the interests of farmers. All the government funding agencies have been directed by the Chief Minister not to force farmers to repay their loans. The YSR Bima Scheme was introduced to help the farmers.” Advertise With Us The agriculture minister alleged that the previous government had not extended the incentives to farmers and added that 1,115 farmers died in the last five years out of which 454 cases were proved to be suicide. The remaining deaths are yet to be confirmed as suicide and the state government was paying an ex gratia of Rs 7 lakh each to the family members of the deceased. YSRCP MLAs T Prakash Reddy and K Venkatrami Reddy expressed concern over the farmers’ suicides. They requested the state government to extend support to the family members of farmers who committed suicide.last_img read more

Taliban bomb attack injures 95 near Kabul police station

first_img Can Trump Solve Afghanistan? Officials carry an injured man to a hospital after the blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 7, 2019.ReutersAt least 95 people were injured after a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Wednesday, August 7. The explosion took place at around 9 am local time (10 am IST) near the checkpoint of a police station in western Kabul, said interior ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi.Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said most of the injured were civilians, including women and children, and have been taken to hospitals.”I heard a big bang and all the windows of my shop broke with glass flying everywhere,” local shopkeeper Ahmad Saleh told AFP.”My head is spinning and still I don’t know what has happened but the windows of about 20 shops around one kilometre from the blast site are broken,” he saidThe Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. A statement released by the terrorist group said a  “recruitment centre” had been attacked by one of their suicide bombers. “A large number of soldiers and police were killed or wounded,” the statement read.The terror group and the United States are in the process of negotiating a historic pact for the US troop to officially withdraw from Afghanistan, in exchange for the Taliban’s promise to not use the country as a base. Close The attack took place a day after the Taliban called for a boycott of the Afghan presidential election that is scheduled to take place on September 28.Afghan security forces also reportedly attacked two Islamic State hideouts in Kabul in an operation that killed two terrorists and led to the seizure of a large number of explosives, according to the National Directorate of Security. Around three members of the security forces were also killed, reported Reuters. More than 1,500 civilians were killed or injured in July due to the ongoing Afghan war, according to a recent report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The number is higher than the UN’s numbers that reported 1,366 civilians killed and 2,446 wounded in the six months to June 30.Last month, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed more than 10 people near the Afghan Defence Ministry HQ in Kabul. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/10:08Loaded: 0%00:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-10:08?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Group learning makes kids active decisionmakers

first_imgParticipating in collaborative group work to learn about important social issues can make children better decision-makers than their peers who learn the same curriculum through teacher-led discussions, says a new study.“Collaborative group work positions students as active decision-makers, whereas direct instruction places them in a passive role, following the reasoning of their teacher,” said study lead author Xin Zhang from University of Illinois in the US. “If children are to become thoughtful decision-makers, they need more time in the school day for collaborative group work that involves active reasoning about significant issues,” Zhang added. The study involving more than 760 fifth-grade students compared the efficacy of collaborative group work with conventional direct instruction at promoting students’ ability to make reasoned decisions.The students studied a six-week curriculum in which they explored whether a community should hire professional hunters to kill a pack of wolves that was causing many residents concern. Students examined various perspectives on the issue, including the potential impact on the ecosystem, the local economy and public policy. The study was published in American Educational Research Journal.last_img read more

Costa Rican health officials confirm eight deaths from AH1N1 virus

first_imgCosta Rica’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the eighth death this year from the AH1N1 influenza virus.The latest cases were patients at Hospital México in the capital who died this week after suffering respiratory complications caused by the virus.The first victim, a 33-year-old woman from the south-central Pacific port of Quepos, died on Monday. On Tuesday, a 58-year-old woman died at the same hospital.According to Health Ministry records, another 19 people have died in the country this year from other respiratory viruses.The San Juan de Dios Hospital, also in the capital, currently has four patients who tested positive for the AH1N1 virus, and two other cases are being tested to confirm the disease. Hospitals outside the capital activated security protocols due to the recent increase in cases.Respiratory viruses are keeping hospitals busy throughout the country, boosted mainly by the beginning of the rainy season, which in Costa Rica runs from May to November.Health Ministry officials so far have not ordered the suspension of major public events as occurred in 2009, when for the first time in more than 200 years they cancelled the traditional pilgrimage Ticos make every Aug. 2 to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles in the province of Cartago, usually attended by more than 1 million Catholics. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican health officials alarmed at spike in respiratory illnesses Annual vaccination against influenza begins early Caja distributes influenza vaccine Caja to distribute flu vaccines next weeklast_img read more

ATEC to advise Chinese tour operators

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T The establishment of a compliance taskforce under the Approved Destination Status (ADS) has placed the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in a “unique position to advise and guide” Chinese tour operators, according to ATEC managing director Felicia Mariani. “Given ATEC’s singular focus and long history as Australia’s only inbound industry association, we have been asked to participate on this very important taskforce,” Ms Mariani said. The newly established taskforce will continue to build upon ATEC’s current involvement in growing the tourism industry’s engagement with China. “The Taskforce has been established as part of the enhanced ADS scheme announced by the Prime Minister last year and is aimed at ensuring Australia provides Chinese tourists with quality experiences and removing some of the negative practices around their free time, flexibility and shopping options,” Ms Mariani said. “China offers the Australian tourism industry a great deal of opportunity for growth and ATEC welcomes the invitation to represent the inbound industry on this Taskforce aimed at ensuring a high quality product and good business practice.” A strategic tourism investment grant was awarded to ATEC in an effort to provide training and educational programs about Chinese visitors. “We are well placed to provide feedback and intelligence around the issues of most concern to our operators and, in turn, support our operators by advocating for the best business environment possible,” Ms Mariani said.last_img read more

5 Palermo Sicily Sfincione The fluffy base of S

first_img5. Palermo, Sicily: SfincioneThe fluffy base of Sfincione is very similar to focaccia bread, and it is traditionally served with tomato, anchovy, cheese and breadcrumbs on top. It’s known to have inspired the deep-dish pizza that is popular in America and is often served in rectangular slices. You can pick up a slice or two from either street vendors or bakeries. Sample Sfincione in Sicily So hungry that you want to search for flights? We’ll just pop this box right here…ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Bari, Puglia: PanzerottoLove a good calzone? How do you feel about it being deep-fried? If you’ve been to Scotland, you’ll have probably tried the deep-fried pizza delicacy at the local chippy, but if you want a good calzone in the same format, then you need to visit Bari in Puglia. So what are they? They’re known as a panzerotto and are small pizza pockets, normally filled with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella although you can find versions with ham and onions if you’re feeling adventurous. Don’t get us wrong – sometimes you can find them in other places in Italy, but Bari is their home so if you want a truly authentic version, you best head there. Sample a panzerotto in Bari 2. Rome: Pizza al TaglioSo remember at the start of this, I mentioned circles? Scrap that for Rome. Rectangular and served by the slice, Pizza al Taglio is the best ‘fast food’ Rome has to offer. Simply pick out which pizza takes your fancy, nod when they slice up the right amount (make it a big slice. No judgement here) and they’ll give you a price based on the weight. The Roman-style is to eat standing just outside the pizzeria – the perfect snack during a day’s sightseeing. Get Pizza al Taglio in Romecenter_img 4. Turin: Pizza al PadellinoGood things come in small packages and these little delights are no different. These individual pizzas are native to Turin in Northern Italy and unique as they are baked and served in a pan. The distinctive baking style means that the dough is more risen and you get more of a fried crust than other Italian pizzas. Nearly every pizzeria in Turin will serve this indulgent deep pan style, so take your pick and enjoy. Grab a pizza in Turin 1. Naples: Pizza NapoletanaIf pizza is your priority for a trip to Italy then Naples – the birthplace of modern pizza – is the place you need to go. Famously featured in the film Eat, Pray, Love, Pizza Napoletana is the city’s signature dish and it’s not just any pizza. There are very strict rules when it comes to its preparation – only a certain recipe for the dough must be used and only two toppings are allowed. What are my options I hear you cry? Marinara or margherita (don’t even try to ask for pineapple). The end result is a delicious pizza with chewy crusts that traditionally should only be eaten with a knife and fork. Grab a pizza in Napleslast_img read more

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decisively a bad situation will become worse It is amazing to me and I think well have agreement on this up here that we have a major party called the Republican Party that is so owned by the fossil fuel industry and their campaign contributions that they dont even have the courage the decency to listen to the scientists 10:08:25:00 It is beyond my comprehension (APPLAUSE) how we can elect the president of the United States somebody like Trump who believes that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese (LAUGHTER) Bottom line is we need to be bold and decisive we can create millions of jobs We must for the sake of our kids and grandchildren transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy 10:08:53:00 (OVERTALK) BERNIE SANDERS: 10:08:54:00 Ive got the most comprehensive legislation in the Senate to do that And as president I will fight to make that happen LESTER HOLT: 10:09:00:00 Governor OMalley 30 seconds 10:09:01:00 (OVERTALK) MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:09:02:00 Thank you (APPLAUSE) Lester on this stage tonight this Democratic stage where we actually believe in science (LAUGHTER) I would like to challenge and invite my colleagues here on this stage to join me in putting forward a plan to move us to a 100% clean electric energy grid by 2050 It can be done with solar with wind (APPLAUSE) with new technologies with green buildings 10:09:27:00 This can happen But in all President Obama made us more energy independent But but in all of the above strategy didnt land us on the moon We need American ingenuity and we need to reach this goal by 2050 for the sake of our kids LESTER HOLT: 10:09:40:00 Thats time Were gonna take a break 10:09:42:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:09:42:00 When we return (APPLAUSE) the late-breaking development regarding Iran (MUSIC) The threat of ISIS now more real than ever on US soil Americans in fear and hearing few good answers Well be right back (LONG PAUSE) (MUSIC) Charleston Andrea Mitchell has questions now for the candidates starting with Iran ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:16:12:00 Thank you Lester Senator Sanders the nuclear deal is now in force Iran is getting us billions of dollars Several Americans who have been held are now gonna be heading home The president said today is a good day Its a good day for diplomacy Is it time now to restore diplomatic relations for the first time since 1979 and actually reopen a US embassy in Tehran BERNIE SANDERS: 10:16:36:00 I think what we have got to do is move as aggressively as we can to normalize relations with Iran understanding that Irans behavior in so many ways is something that we disagree with Their support for terrorism the anti-American rhetoric that were hearing from some of their leadership is something that is not acceptable 10:17:00:00 On the other hand the fact that we managed to reach an agreement something that I very strongly supported that prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and that we did that without going to war and that I believe were seeing a thaw in our relationships with Iran is a very positive step So if your question is do I want to see that relationship become more positive in the future Yes 10:17:27:00 Can I tell you that we should open an embassy in Tehran tomorrow No I dont think we should But I think the goal has got to be as we have done with Cuba to move in warm relations with a very powerful and important country in this world ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:17:41:00 Your response Secretary Clinton (CHEERING) (APPLAUSE) HILLARY CLINTON: 10:17:44:00 Well Im very proud of the Iran nuclear agreement I was very pleased to be part of what the president put into action when he took office I was responsibility for getting those sanctions imposed which put the pressure on Iran that brought them to the negotiating table which resulted in this agreement 10:18:06:00 And so they have been so far following their requirements under the agreement But I think we still have to carefully watch them Weve had one good day over 36 years and I think we need more good days before we move more rapidly toward any know normalization And we have to be sure that they are truly going to implement the agreements And then we have to go after them on a lot of their other bad behavior in the region which is causing enormous problems in Syria Yemen Iraq and elsewhere 10:18:39:00 (OVERTALK) ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:18:39:00 You you mentioned Syria let me ask you about Syria all of you Lets turn to Syria the civil war that has been raging there Are there any circumstances in which you could see deploying significant numbers of ground forces in Syria Not just special forces special operators but significant ground forces to combat ISIS in a direct combat role Let me start with you Secretary Clinton (UNINTEL) HILLARY CLINTON: 10:19:00:00 Absolutely not I have a three-point plan that does not include American ground forces It includes the United States leading an air coalition which is what we are doing Supporting fighters on the ground the Iraqi Army which is beginning to show more ability the Sunni fighters that we are now helping to reconstitute and Kurdish fighters on both sides of the border 10:19:25:00 I think we also have to try to disrupt their supply chain of foreign fighters and foreign money And we do have to contest them in online space So Im very committed to both going after ISIS but also supporting what Secretary Kerry is doing to try to move on a political diplomatic course to try to begin to slow down and hopefully end the carnage in Syria which is the root of so many of the problems that we see in the region and beyond ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:19:57:00 Senator Sanders (APPLAUSE) BERNIE SANDERS: 10:19:58:00 This is ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:19:58:00 ground forces Yes or no BERNIE SANDERS: 10:20:00:00 As everybody here knows this is an incredibly complicated and difficult issue And I applaud I know President Obamas been gettin a lotta criticism on this I think he is doing the right thing What the nightmare is which many of my Republican colleagues appear to want is to not have learned the lesson of Iraq To get American young men and women involved in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of Syria and the Middle East would be an unmitigated disaster that as president I will do everything in my power to avoid MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:20:38:00 Andrea BERNIE SANDERS: 10:20:39:00 We should (APPLAUSE) ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:20:39:00 Governor OMalley BERNIE SANDERS: 10:20:40:00 We should learn we should learn from King Abdullah of Jordan one of the few heroes in a very unheroic place And what Abdullah said is this is a war for the soul of Islam And that Muslim troops should be on the ground with our support and the support of other major countries That is how we destroy ISIS not with American troops in perpetual warfare ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:21:09:00 Governor OMalley MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:21:09:00 Thank you (APPLAUSE) Andrea governors have led us to victory in two world wars by doing what America does best And that is by joining forces with others by acting in coalitions And I believe that President Obamas doing the right thing in this case We need to learn the lessons from the past 10:21:28:00 We do need to provide the special special ops advisors We n do need to provide the technical support that over the long term we need to develop new alliances We need a much more proactive national security strategy that reduces these threats before they rise to the level where it feels like we need to pull for a division of marines 10:21:45:00 And I also want to add one other thing here I appreciate the fact that in our debate we dont use the term you hear Republicans throwin around tryin to look all bravado and macho sending other kids tr kids into combat They keep using the term "boots on the ground" A woman in Burlington Iowa said to me "Governor when youre with your colleagues please dont refer to my son who has served two du du tours of duty in Iraq as a pair of boots on the ground’" We need to be mindful (APPLAUSE) of the (UNINTEL PHRASE) ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:22:15:00 I have a question I have a question for Senator Sanders Did the policies of the Obama administration in which Secretary Clinton of course was a part create a vacuum in Iraq and Syria that helped ISIS grow BERNIE SANDERS: 10:22:29:00 No I think the vacuum was created by the disastrous war in Iraq Which I vigorously opposed Not only did I vote against it I helped lead the opposition And what happened there is yeah its easy to get rid of a two-bit dictator like Saddam Hussein but there wasnt the kind of thought as to what happens the day after you get him and what kind of political vacuum occurs and who rises up 10:22:59:00 Ca groups like ISIS So I think that President Obama made a promise to the American people when he ran And he said "You know what Im gonna do my best to bring American troops home" And I supported what he did Our job is to train and provide military support for Muslim countries in the area who are prepared to take on ISIS 10:23:23:00 And one point that I wanna make here that is not made very often You have incredibly wealthy countries in that region Countries like Saudi Arabia countries like Qatar Qatar happens to be the largest wealthiest country per capita in the world They have got to start putting in some skin in the game and not just ask the United States (APPLAUSE) to do it ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:23:46:00 Senator Secretary Clinton I wanna talk to you about red lines Because former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a recent interview that President Obamas decisions to stand down on planned missile strikes against Damascus after Assad had used chemical weapons hurt the presidents credibility Should the president have stuck to his red line once he drew it HILLARY CLINTON: 10:24:09:00 Look I I think that the presidents decision to go after the chemical weapons once there was a potential opportunity to build on when the Russians opened that door resulted in a very positive outcome We were able to get the chemical weapons out I know from my own experience as secretary of State that we were deeply worried about Assads forces using chemical weapons because it would have had not only an horrific effect on people in Syria but it could very well have affected the surrounding states Jordan Israel Lebanon Turkey So getting those chemical weapons out was a big ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:24:54:00 But should he HILLARY CLINTON: 10:24:54:00 big deal But ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:24:54:00 Should he have stuck to his guns 10:24:56:00 (OVERTALK) HILLARY CLINTON: 10:24:57:00 Well but but look ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:24:57:00 or did it hurt US credibility HILLARY CLINTON: 10:24:58:00 I I think as commander in chief youve got to constantly be evaluating the decisions you have to make I know a little bit about this having spent many hours in the situation room advising President Obama And I wanna just add to something that Senator Sanders said The United States had a very big interest in trying to help stabilize the region 10:25:23:00 If there is any blame to be spread around it starts with the prime minister of Iraq who sectarianized his military se setting Shia against Sunni It is amplified by Assad who has waged one of the bloodiest most terrible attacks on his own people 250000 plus dead millions fleeing causing this vacuum that has been filled unfortunately by terrorist groups including ISIS 10:25:54:00 So I think we are in the midst of great turmoil in this region We have a proxy conflict going on between Saudi Arabia and Iran You know one of the criticisms Ive had of Senator Sanders is his suggestion that you know Iranian troops be used to try to end the war in Syria and go after ISIS ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:26:14:00 Your your ti your time is up Secretary 10:26:15:00 (OVERTALK) BERNIE SANDERS: 10:26:16:00 let me just HILLARY CLINTON: 10:26:16:00 Which I dont think would be a good idea BERNIE SANDERS: 10:26:17:00 Okay but let me 10:26:18:00 (OVERTALK) HILLARY CLINTON: 10:26:18:00 but overall a lot of the forces at work in the region BERNIE SANDERS: 10:26:21:00 All right HILLARY CLINTON: 10:26:22:00 are ones that we cannot BERNIE SANDERS: 10:26:23:00 Okay HILLARY CLINTON: 10:26:24:00 directly influence but we can BERNIE SANDERS: 10:26:27:00 All right let me suggest 10:26:27:00 (OVERTALK) ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:26:31:00 Senator Sanders (APPLAUSE) BERNIE SANDERS: 10:26:33:00 Where where Secretary Clinton and I think I I agree with most of of of what she said But where I think we do have an honest disagreement is that in the incredible quagmire of Syria where its hard to know whos fighting who and if you give arms to this guy it may end up in ISISs hands the next day We all know that 10:26:53:00 And we all know no argument the secretary is absolutely right Assad is a butcher of his own people a man using chemical weapons against his own people This is beyond disgusting But I think in terms of pr our priorities in the region our first priority priority must be the destruction of ISIS 10:27:14:00 Our second priority must be getting rid of Assad through some political settlement working with Iran working with Russia But the immediate task is to bring all interests together who want to destroy ISIS including Russia including Iran including our Muslim allies to make that the major priority MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:27:36:00 But in all of that Senator and Secretary I think were leaving out something very important here And that is that we still dont have the human intelligence overt in terms of diplomatic intelligence or covert to understand even what the heck happens as the secondary and tertiary effects of some of these things (COUGH) 10:27:55:00 We are walking through this this region Andrea without the human intelligence that we need And we need to make a renewed investment as a country into bringing up a new generation of foreign service officers and bringing up a new generation of business people and then actually understanding and having relationships in these places so we have a better sense of what the heck happens after a dictator topples and can take action to prevent another safe haven and another iteration of terror ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:28:23:00 Your time is up LESTER HOLT: 10:28:24:00 Yes ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:28:25:00 Lester LESTER HOLT: 10:28:25:00 as (APPLAUSE) Senator Sanders mentioned Russia a moment ago Secretary Clinton you famously handed Russias foreign minister a reset button in 2009 Since then Russia has annexed Crimea fomented a war in Ukraine provided weapons that downed an airliner and launched operations as we just d discussed to support Assad in Syria As president would you hand Vladimir Putin a reset button HILLARY CLINTON: 10:28:48:00 Well Id depend for what I got for it And I can tell you what we got in the first term We got a new start treaty to reduce nuclear weapons between the United States and Russia We got permission to resupply our troops in Afghanistan by traveling across Russia We got Russia to sign on to our sanctions against Iran and other very important commitments 10:29:15:00 So look in diplomacy you are always trying to see how you can figure out the interests of the other to see if there isnt some way you can advance your security and your values When Putin came back in the fall of 2011 it was very clear he came back with a mission And I began speaking out as soon as that happened because there were some fraudulent elections held and Russians poured out into the streets to demand their freedom And he cracked down and in fact accused me of fomenting it So we now know that he has a mixed record to say the least and we have to figure out how to deal with him We LESTER HOLT: 10:29:59:00 Whats your relationship with him HILLARY CLINTON: 10:30:01:00 Well my relationship with him (LAUGH) its its its interesting Its (LAUGHTER) its one I think of respect Weve had some very tough dealings with one another And I know that hes someone that you have to continually stand up to Because like many bullies he is somebody who will take as much as he possibly can unless you do 10:30:32:00 And we need to get the Europeans to be more willing to stand up I was pleased they put sanctions on after Crimea and Eastern Ukraine and the downing of the airliner But weve got to be more united in preventing Putin from taking a more aggressive stance in Europe and the Middle East LESTER HOLT: 10:30:49:00 We wanna turn right now (APPLAUSE) to the issue of balancing national security concerns with the privacy rights of Americans That bring us to YouTube and this question MARQUES BROWNLEE: 10:31:00:00 Hi my name is Marques Brownlee and Ive been making YouTube videos about electronics and gadgets for the past seven years I think Americas future success is tied to getting all kinds of tech right Tech companies are responsible for the encryption technology to protect personal data But the government wants a back door into that information So do you think its possible to find common ground And where do you stand on privacy versus security LESTER HOLT: 10:31:20:00 So Governor OMalley MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:31:21:00 Thank you I believe whether its a back door or front door that the that the American principle of law should still hold That our federal government should have to get a warrant whether they wanna come through your back door or your front door (APPLAUSE) And I also agree Lester with with Benjamin Franklin who said "No people should ever give up their privacy or their freedoms in a promise for security" 10:31:42:00 So well were a collaborative people We need collaborative leadership here with Silicon Valley and other bright people in my own state of of Maryland around MSA that can actually figure this out But there are certain immutable principles that will not become antique things in our country so long as we defend our country and its values and its freedoms 10:32:02:00 And one of the things is our our right to be secure in our homes and our right to expect that our federal government should have to get a warrant I also wanna say that while weve made some progress on the patriot act I do believe that we need an adversarial port system there We need a public advocate we need to develop jurisprudence so that we can develop a body of law that protects the privacy of Americans in the information and digital age LESTER HOLT: 10:32:26:00 Thats time You have all talked about what you would do fighting ISIS over there But weve been hit in this country by home-grown terrorists from Chattanooga to San Bernardino the recent shooting of a police officer in Philadelphia How are you gonna fight lone wolves here Senator Sanders MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:32:42:00 Okay Lester year in and year out I was the leader of the US 10:32:44:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:32:45:00 Senator Sanders I wasnt clear I apologize BERNIE SANDERS: 10:32:47:00 Okay I just wanted to add in the previous question I voted against the USA Patriot Act for many of the reasons that Governor OMalley mentioned But it is not only the government that we have to worry about it is private corporations You would all be amazed or maybe not about the amount of information private companies and the government have in terms of the websites that you access the products that you buy where you are this very moment And it is very clear to me that public policy has not caught up with the explosion of technology So yes we have to work with Silicon Valley to make sure that we do not allow ISIS to translate information LESTER HOLT: 10:33:32:00 But in terms of lone wolves the threat how do you deal with it BERNIE SANDERS: 10:33:36:00 Right what we have got to do there is among other things as I was just saying have Silicon Valley help us to make sure that information being transmitted through the internet or in other ways by ISIS is in fact discovered But I do believe we can do that without violating the constitutional and privacy rights of the American people LESTER HOLT: 10:34:00:00 We have to go to 10:34:00:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:34:01:00 We have to go to a break but when we come back let me get to some of the burning questions these candidates have yet to answer 10:34:06:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:34:07:00 to talk about 10:38:08:00 (MUSIC) LESTER HOLT: 10:38:15:00 And welcome back to Charleston As we were going to a break S Secretary Clinton I I cut you off I Ill give you 30 seconds to respond on the issue of lone wolves MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:38:22:00 Can I get 30 seconds too (LAUGHTER) (CHEERING) LESTER HOLT: 10:38:33:00 Secretary Clinton HILLARY CLINTON: 10:38:36:00 Well I I wanted to say and Ill do it quickly I was very pleased that leaders of President Obamas administration went out to Silicon Valley last week and began exactly this conversation about what we can do consistent with privacy and security 10:38:52:00 We need better intelligence cooperation We need to be sure that were getting the best intelligence that we can from friends and allies around the world And then weve gotta recognize our first line of defense against lone wolf attacks is among Muslim Americans And it is not only shameful it is dangerous for the kinds of comments youre hearing from the Republican side We need to be reaching out and unifying our country against (CHEERING) terrorist attacks and lone wolves and working with Muslim Americans 10:39:23:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:39:23:00 Andrea has a follow-up ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:39:25:00 Just just a quick follow-up MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:39:26:00 Andrea Andrea 10:39:28:00 (OVERTALK) ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:39:27:00 for Secretary Clinton just just a moment governor MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:39:29:00 my 30 seconds ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:39:30:00 But but Secretary Clinton you said that the leaders from the intelligence community went to Silicon Valley They were flatly turned down They got nowhere HILLARY CLINTON: 10:39:38:00 That is not what Ive heard Let me leave it at that MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:39:40:00 Andrea I need to talk about homeland security and preparedness Ever since the attacks of September 11th 30 seconds ever since the attacks of September 11th my colleagues Democratic and Republican mayors Democratic and Republican governors made me their leader on homeland scrutiny and preparedness 10:39:53:00 Here in the homeland unlike combating ISIL abroad were almost like its your bodys immune system Its able to protect your body against bad bugs not necessarily cause it outnumbers em but its better connected The fusion centers the bio-surveillance systems better prepared first responders 10:40:11:00 But theres another front in this battle and it is this Thats the political front And if Donald Trump wants to start a registry in our country of people by faith he can start with me And I will sign up as one who is totally opposed to his fascist appeals that wants to vilify American Muslims That can do more damage to our democracy than any s thing 10:40:33:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:40:34:00 All right thats time And we do we (CHEERING) do have to move on Secretary Clinton this is the first time 10:40:38:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:40:39:00 that BERNIE SANDERS: 10:40:40:00 Can I just get a very brief response Very brief LESTER HOLT: 10:40:41:00 thir third seconds Senator BERNIE SANDERS: 10:40:44:00 Okay One and and I agree with what the secretary said and and what Governor OMalley said But heres an issue that we also should talk about We have $600 billion military budget It is a budget larger than the next eight countries 10:40:59:00 Unfortunately much of that budget continues to fight the old Cold War with the Soviet Union Very little of that budget less than 10% actually goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism We need to be thinkin hard about making fundamental changes in the priorities of the defense department LESTER HOLT: 10:41:25:00 All right Secretary Clinton (APPLAUSE) this is the first time that a spouse of a former president could be elected president You have said that President Clinton would advise you on economic issues But be specific if you can Are you talking about a kitchen table role on economics or will he have a real policy role HILLARY CLINTON: 10:41:43:00 Well I itll start at the kitchen table Well see how it goes from there (LAUGHTER) And I (CHEERING) Im gonna have the very best advisors that I can possibly have And when it comes to the economy and what was accomplished under my husbands leadership in the 90s especially when it came to raising income for everybody and lifting more people out of poverty than any time in recent history you bet Im gonna ask for his ideas Im gonna ask for his advice 10:42:18:00 And Im gonna use him as a good will emissary to go around the country to find the best ideas weve got Because I do believe as he said everything thats wrong with America has been solved somewhere in America We just have to do more of it and we have to reach out especially in the poor communities and communities of color to give more people their own chance to get ahead LESTER HOLT: 10:42:41:00 Senator Sanders a 30 second response (CHEERING) here BERNIE SANDERS: 10:42:49:00 Great ideas Governor OMalley Secretary Clinton But heres the truth if you have an administration stacked with Wall Street appointees it aint gonna accomplish very much So heres a promise that I make I mentioned a moment ago how corrupt the system is Goldman Sachs paying a $5 billion fine gives this country in recent history a Republican secretary of treasury a Democratic secretary of treasury Heres a promise if elected president Goldman Sachs is not gonna have bring forth a secretary of treasury for a Sanders administration ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:43:29:00 (CHEERING) Senator Sanders let me ask you a question you called Bill Clintons past transgressions quote totally totally totally disgraceful and unacceptable Senator do you regret saying that BERNIE SANDERS: 10:43:43:00 I was asked a question you know one of the things Andrea and I that that question annoys me I cannot (LAUGHTER) walk down the street Secretary Clinton knows this without being told how much I have to attack Secretary Clinton Wanna get me on the front pages of the paper I make some vicious attack I have avoided doing that trying to run an issue oriented campaign (CHEERING) I was 10:44:11:00 (OVERTALK) BERNIE SANDERS: 10:44:12:00 asked a question ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:44:14:00 You didnt have to answer it that way though Why BERNIE SANDERS: 10:44:13:00 Well ANDREA MITCHELL: 10:44:14:00 did you BERNIE SANDERS: 10:44:15:00 then if I dont answer it then theres another front page So yes (LAUGHTER) And I mean this seriously You know that Weve been through this Yes his behavior was deplorable Have I ever once said a word about that issue No I have not Im gonna debate Secretary Clinton Governor OMalley on the issues facing the American people Not Bill Clintons personal (CHEERING) views () LESTER HOLT: 10:44:38:00 We will take a break Well continue from Charleston right after this (LAUGHTER) 10:44:43:00 (MUSIC) 10:44:52:00 (BREAK IN TAPE) 10:48:54:00 (MUSIC) LESTER HOLT: 10:49:00:00 Welcome back everybody Finally before we go tonight we set up here to understand points of differences between you We believe we weve learned a lot here But before we leave is there anything that you really wanted to say tonight that you havent gotten a chance to say And well start with Governor OMalley (LAUGHTER) (CHEERING) Didnt see that coming 10:49:29:00 (OVERTALK) LESTER HOLT: 10:49:30:00 did you MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:49:30:00 You know what were gonna have to get 20 minutes to do it So (LAUGHTER) look I believe there 10:49:34:00 (OVERTALK) MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:49:35:00 are many issues so what 60 seconds for this LESTER HOLT: 10:49:35:00 Sixty seconds Wed appreciate it MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:49:38:00 There are so many issues that that we havent been able to discuss here We have not fully discussed immigration reform and the deplorable number of immigrant detention camps that our nations now maintaining We havent discussed the shameful treatment that the people of Puerto Rico our fellow Americans are being treated with by these hedge funds that are working (UNINTEL) (APPLAUSE) 10:50:00:00 We havent discussed the fact that in our own hemisphere we have the danger of nation state failures because of drug traffickers in in Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador I guess the bottom line is this look we are a great people when we act at home and abroad 10:50:15:00 Based on the beliefs that unite us our belief in the dignity of every person our belief in our own common good There is no challenge that is too great for us to overcome provided we bring forward in these divided times new leadership that can heal our divides here at home and bring our principles into alignment abroad Were on the threshold of a new era of American progress And I believe we have only need to join forces together and cross that threshold into a new era of American prosperity LESTER HOLT: 10:50:40:00 And thats time MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:50:42:00 Thanks a lot (CHEERING) LESTER HOLT: 10:50:44:00 Secretary Clinton HILLARY CLINTON: 10:50:50:00 Well Lester I I spent a lot of time last week being outraged by whats happening in Flint Michigan And I think every (CHEERING) single American should be outraged Weve had a city in the United States of America where the population which is poor in many ways and majority African-American has been drinking and bathing in lead contaminated water 10:51:15:00 And the governor of that state acted as though he didnt really care He had request for help but he basically stonewalled Ill tell you what if the kids in a rich suburb of Detroit had been drinking contaminated water and being bathed in it there wouldve been action So I sent my top campaign aide down there to talk to the mayor of Flint to see what I could do to help 10:51:39:00 And I issued a statement about what we needed to do And then I went on a TV show and said it was outrageous that the governor hadnt acted And within two hours he had I wanna be a president takes care of the big (CHEERING) problems and the problems that are affecting the people of our country every day LESTER HOLT: 10:51:58:00 Thank you Senator Sanders MARTIN OMALLEY: 10:52:04:00 Well Secretary Clinton was right And what I did which I think is also right is demanded the resignation of the governor A man who acts that irresponsibly (APPLAUSE) should not stay in power Now we are a great nation And weve heard a lotta great ideas here tonight 10:52:22:00 But lets be honest and lets be truthful Very little is going to be done to transform our economy and to create the kind of middle class we need unless we end a corrupt campaign finance system which is undermining American democracy (CHEERING) We have gotta get rid of super pack We have got to get rid of citizens united 10:52:55:00 And what we have got to do is create a political revolution which revitalizes American democracy which brings millions of young people and working people into the political process To say loudly and clearly that the government of the United States of America belongs to all of us and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors LESTER HOLT: 10:53:20:00 All right well thank you (CHEERING) And thanks to all of you for being here tonight shedding light on some of the differences as Americans get ready to vote I also wanna thank the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and certainly my friend and colleague Andrea Mitchell This has been great Its been a great spirited conversation a new American people appreciate it Let me turn it over to my friend Chuck Todd now Contact us at editors@timecom

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Video analysis has helped us, Sarkar is survived by his wife and two children. He was undergoing treatment for chronic renal failure.Gujarat has had the highest number of swine flu fatalities among Indian states so far this year, A case of robbery and furtherance of common intention was registered at the Sector 26 Police Station after the victim had approached the police. Must say, The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator, convict? 2016 12:29 pm Victor Banerjee is set to portray the role of Rabindranath Tagore from Argentinean journalist and writer Victoria Occampo’s perspective in Thinking of Him. For all the latest Delhi News.

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The result of the match was finally decided through a penalty shoot-out. A forensic report that confirms the names struck off by Parmar from the suicide note as those belonging to the four arrested corporators is also attached with the chargesheet.” Malhotra wrote in his memorandum to the CM.40 million offer was rejected by Everton. where fireworks took place quite literally. moved an application for regular bail. OSIRIS-REx will collect between 60 to 2, 26 in the Bahamas with the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. 2016 3:33 am There are 937 emergency ambulances stationed at strategic locations across the state.there is a robust four-party competition at the state level.

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like Vietnam and Korea. the matter will be probed by the Mumbai Police, According to complaint lodged with the police, An application was filed by SI Bhullar challenging the Haryana Police inquiry report, Impressed with the level of professionalism displayed by Chinmay, The revised Development Control regulations seek to allow a helipad on rooftops of buildings over 200 metres in height. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Says Sanjay Kumar,we will be cheating the people. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipankar Ghose | Published: October 9.

Lily, was thrilled when “Grace and Frankie” was picked up for a third season – and then floored when he discovered how unhealthy he was during a routine physical, It could turn out to be a failed investment in the long run, download Indian Express App More Related NewsKarangasem:?We will take immediate and strong legal action against those who have sought to harm the company and its affiliates and will pursue the parties for damages, he added mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 23 2012 2:28 am Related News Several parts of the city and state had to face emergency loadshedding as three units of the Khaparkheda thermal power station in Nagpur tripped early on Wednesday Officials of the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd (Mahagenco) said there was a technical glitch and the supply would be restored by evening There are four units at Khaparkheda with a generating capacity of 1340 MW With three sets trippingthere was a drastic reduction in power generation To add to the problemheavy rains in Chandrapur had made coal wet and sticky As a resultelectricity generation at Chandrapur thermal power station dropped to 550 MWofficials said According to officials of the Maharahashtra State Electricity Distribution Ltd (MSEDCL)emergency loadshedding had to be resorted to across the state as the shortfall had to be met The revenue HQ of MSEDCL had also to face loadsheddingofficials said In Punevarious parts of the city faced loadshedding in the afternoon and evening MSEDCL officials said that the supply was likely to be restored by evening Howeverif power generation is not restoredthere could be loadshedding from 730 am to 9 am in some areas and from 9 am to 1045 am in others on Thursday For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News It seems that the SIM cards were procured using fake address and fake names. No arrest has been made in this case as of now For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 1 2012 3:51 am Related News With more than an hour to go for the actual match to startthe actual seating area around the second turf at the National Stadium in New Delhi was already houseful Even the outer boundaries of the turf are occupied And when Dilip Tirkey made his entry as the chief guest for the final of the Chota Nagpur Tribal Knock-out Hockey Tournament on Sundaythere was no doubt of his celebrity status among those who had turned up to watch the action The tournament itself is a testimony to hockey’s stronghold in Jharkhand and adjoining areas Held annually since 1997the event this time featured 32 teams in the mens section and three in womens The teamsall based out of Delhiare made up of tribals settled in and around the NCR All these players have regular jobs and hardly get to play or practice otherwise It is only during these two months that they get to play But the sport is part of our culture and more than anything elsethis tournament helps keep our love for hockey alive? First Balabhadra,’mailam’ and ‘vesha’ followed by ‘surya puja’ (worship of Sun God) and offering of ‘bhogas’.saying my son won? She is a good masseur.

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Remy, For all the latest Chandigarh News,All of them are part of the jigsaw puzzle of the Naga nation and everyone has a role to play in ushering in an era of peace that Nagaland has been yearning for decades, Aier said Nagaland certainly can no longer afford to seek a solution to the six-decade-old problem with the groups remaining divided New Delhi has also been insisting that the Naga leaders must come forward with a common voice to hammer out a lasting peaceful solution It is time MuivahKhaplang and the others realised the meaning of the old saying: divided we fallunited we stand samudrakashyap@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRajkot: Their morale high after back-to-back triumphs over West Indies and New Zealand World No 1 India would be odds-on favourites when they take on England in what is expected to be a gruelling five-Test series starting here on Wednesday The India Test Team AFP The series will be the first five-match affair on Indian soil in three decades and the opening clash will also mark the debut of Rajkot as a Test venue It promises to be an engrossing contest between the world No1 ranked India and the team that last beat them at home four years ago In 2012 England came back from a game down to turn the tables on India and post a 2-1 win in a four-game rubber Superior spin bowling by Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar both of whom are no longer part of the squad was a major factor in that English triumph Also some excellent batting by current skipper Alastair Cook and the controversial Kevin Pietersen who is no longer a part of England’s scheme of things were the highlights for England The current Indian team led by Virat Kohli who was a member of the team that was vanquished four years ago and later in England (3-1) two years ago in a best-of-five contest would not have forgotten the hard lessons This time around however England have come into the series after a first-ever shock defeat in a Test match at the hands of Bangladesh in Dhaka to draw the two-match rubber 1-1 The tourists have also not played any warm-up game after landing in India a week ago Add to that their highest Test wicket-taker James Anderson is not available for at least the opening skirmish as he is yet to return to complete fitness from a shoulder injury Both Cook and all-rounder Stuart Broad who is to play his 100th Test have talked about England being the clear "underdogs" going into the rubber especially against an Indian side being led in aggressive style by Kohli Kohli would be extremely keen to improve his not-so-impressive record with the bat against the visitors The Indians are understandably wary of the England team Coach Anil Kumble wants his team to execute plans exactly like they did when they swamped New Zealand 3-0 to begin the home season on a rousing note Yesterday vice captain Ajinkya Rahane talked about the dangers of becoming complacent even against an England side which has a few new faces This would also be the first Test series in India where the Decision Review System (DRS) which the BCCI has consistently opposed will be used The hosts with little experience of it in Tests barring the one series eight years ago in Sri Lanka have been busy planning their strategy on how to approach the system Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 24 2012 3:32 am Top News An altercation between a group of kanwarias and a tea stall vendor blew up into a riot in Bareilly town last nightin which one man was killed and more than 20including SP (City) Shiv Sagar Singhwere injured Curfew was imposedbut the city remained tenseand groups exchanged brickbats in some areas on Monday The government dispatched Jagmohan YadavAdditional Director General of Law and Orderto supervise the operations The deceased was identified as Imran of Baradari who died of a bullet injury during the clash Bareilly Zone IG Devendra Singh Chauhan said they were awaiting his autopsy report to know if Imran died from police bullet or by firing by someone in the clashing mobs Chauhan said that two groups exchanged fire during the rioting and the police had to fire in the air to disperse them Bareilly DM Manish Chauhan said the violence started in Shahbad area and soon spread to other localities The clashing groups indulged in brick-battingarson and firing in BaradariCity Kotwali areaSahmatganj and Jogi Nawada areas The SP (City)who reached Baradari areawas trapped between two groups and suffered injuries in the brick-battinghe said The mobs torched a vegetable and fruit marketabout half-a-dozen shops and damaged over 20 vehicles On Monday morningtwo groups engaged in brick-batting in Aonla areawhich is a rural area free from curfew The police rushed to the area and used cane-charge to disperse the people For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 22 2013 3:00 am Related News Centralised Admission Process (CAP) authorities will announce the merit list for around 5950 seats for bi-focal courses in junior colleges in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad at 2 pm on Saturday Deputy Director of Education (Pune region) Suman Shinde said that the listwhich will be made available on http://s.wwwdydepunecom will also be displayed at Abasaheb Garware CollegeFergusson CollegeS P CollegeWadia College and Mhalsakant Vidyalaya and Junior CollegeAkurdi The hearing on any objections to the bi-focal merit list is scheduled for June 23 between 11 am and 4 pm at these colleges The final merit list would be displayed at these colleges on June 24 The admission for bi-focal courses is scheduled between June 25 and June 30 at Lady Ramabai Hall of SP College By Thursdaythe last date for acceptance of Class XI admission formsCAP authorities received as many as 5828 admission forms for bi-focal courses The major chunk of seats for bi-focal courses go unclaimed every year as students prefer doing these courses from selected colleges Centralised Admission Process authorities have received 63730 applications for admission to junior colleges this year In keeping with the trendthe highest number is for sciencefollowed by commerce and arts Admission to these courses will begin after the process ends for bi-focal courses For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Published: June 25 2017 10:05 am OnePlus CEO Pete Lau was in Delhi recently to talk about the company’s plans for India (Image Credit: OnePlus) Related News OnePlus has thought of setting up an R&D centre in India but is not sure when CEO Pete Lau told IndianExpresscom in an interaction a day after the launch of their new flagship the OnePlus 5 in India “We have thought about it But we don’t have a detailed plan and don’t want to increase the burden on the management at the moment” Lau said However the OnePlus CEO said his global headquarters in Shenzhen has many Indians “In the future we will have an R&D centre in India I just can’t say when” Interestingly a third of OnePlus’ volumes comes from India which explains why the CEO was launching his new phone in India just a couple of days after it was unveiled globally OnePlus 5 review: This Android flagship is near perfect On what role he saw for the company in India the OnePlus founder said he hasn’t given it much thought “We just focus on providing the best products for our target groups — the young confident people who pursue good quality” he added The OnePlus 5 launched in Mumbai with a starting price of Rs 32999 The older OnePlus phones also sell primarily in the Rs 25000 to Rs 35000 segment And Lau wants to stay focussed here and was clear that he does not want to look at any other price segment or product category “We are only focussed on providing the best Android flagship phones” he reiterated The company is also clearly focussed on pursuing its online strategy at least in the short run “We will let our customers experience our phones at pop-up events and we will open experience stores However we will not have offline distribution” Lau said However he did not rule out the option of the company looking at offline sales in the “next three to five years” “We think the online sales model will give our customers more benefits” he explained For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsKolkata: The BJP on Wednesday announced the first list of 52 candidates for the upcoming assembly election in West Bengal and pitched Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee AFP Bose will be the BJP candidate for the Bhowanipore assembly constituency which Trinamool Congress Chief won comfortably in the last election "Chandra Kumar Bose the grandnephew of Netaji would be the BJP candidate against Mamata Banerjee in the West Bengal assembly polls" union HRD Minister Smriti Irani announced in New Delhi Asked whether Bose will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said: "It has not been decided but he will contesting against Mamata Banerjee" The 55-year-old Bose grandson of Netaji’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose on January 25 formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of its president Amit Shah at a public rally in Kolkata’s neighbouring Howrah district The Congress has decided to name its state unit general secretary and Jadavpur University professor Om Prakash Mishra against Banerjee also the Trinamool Congress supremo Later after the meeting of BJP’s central election committee attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and president Amit Shah the party announced a list of 52 candidates including five women State BJP president Dilip Ghosh will contest from Kharagpur Sadar seat in Kharagpur IANS By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: April 22 2017 6:09 pm Saahore Baahubali song promo is out Related News With Baahubali: The Conclusion just days away from its mega release the makers have released the video promo of “Saahore Baahubali” Telugu version which has been the background score for almost all the motion posters featuring Baahubali till date The new video throws more light on what director SS Rajamouli and the team have in the store for the audience The song is about people celebrating the legend of Amarendra Baahubali And it shows Prabhas in a more intense avatar coupled with his matured performance and body language The video has been edited beautifully and you may end up watching it over and over again mostly looking for some clue as to why “Kattappa killed Baahubali” But you are more unlikely to find an answer Baahubali 2 is now all set to hit the screens worldwide including Karnataka on April 28 The film was reeling under controversy in Karnataka after pro-Kannada groups threatened to hamper its release demanding an apology from actor Sathyaraj who plays Kattappa for his nine-year-old remark against Karnataka Sathyaraj however saved Baahubali 2 from the issue by apologising on Friday Meanwhile the filmmakers have planned a grand premiere for the film in Mumbai on Thursday Along with the entire cast and crew of Baahubali franchise the who’s who of Indian film fraternity is expected to take part in the big show that will be nothing short of a spectacle ARKA Entertainment has spent more than Rs 200 crore in the making of the second part of the franchise Besides Prabhas and Sathyaraj it stars Rana Daggubati Tamannaah Bhatia Anushka Shetty and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 15 2017 11:25 pm South Africa decimated the England batting line up in the second and third sessions of Day 2 (Source: AP) Related News First it was South Africa and then it was England Then there was one from South Africa once again All in all 15 wickets fell on Day 2 and England were poorer for it They were pretty much on track until the wicket of Joe Root fell After that it all went downhill for the hosts South Africa lost Heino Kuhn without putting too much on the board in their second innings Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar then closed that opening and taken South Africa to a lead of 2015 runs England vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights:South Africa 75/1 It has been a day for the bowlers and the visitors England crumbled after the wicket of Joe Root and ended up conceding a 205-run lead at the end of the day? Reuters Amid calls for radical changes by Congres leaders following massive electoral defeats in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,s enduring image of Verma will likely be the eponymous report he worked on,”Happy birthday to a wily bowler, one dimensional players,a similar number is reported between Kurla and Mulund.

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which is realism in an imaginative world, Just like Simmons, Eleven lakh teachers appointed till March 2015 under the Right to Education (RTE) Act will now get time till 2019 to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for firming up their appointments, "He has made progress.Last match was not a good reflection of it but he has lost some weight He has become smarter about his fitness about his diet To transform a body it takes time What is good about Purav is that he has got power He is strong "I am encouraging him to play to his strengths The movement is my strength He did not hit the ball (against Bopanna-Jeevan) Last match was an awkward match he did not play his best tennis" It was also noticed that Ramkumar Ramanathan one of India’s best singles player these days was spending a lot of time with Paes and his team Paes said for the Chennai boy to succeed at the highest level he needs to work on the mental aspect of the game "Ram has got a phenomenal game His serve is huge his second serve is brilliant Good inside out forehand good backhand down the line.technically very sound There’s not much I can teach Ram about technique and strokes It’s hard to be a Pro on tour when you are 150 When you are top-100 you get into Grand Slams but to get there is important So when I see him at different places we do training together So it’s a long-term friendship I am not gaining anything out of it" Asked why Ram has not been able to make a mark when he has everything right about his game Paes said "Time" "He has to put it together Stay calm and be peaceful and rise at big points You need to conserve energy You can’t be playing high octane all the time And it takes mental skills Chandigarh: In a shocking incident a Kargil martyr’s widow was denied treatment in a private hospital in Haryana’s Sonipat town and lost her life for not having an Aadhaar card to get her admitted Two days after the incident came to light Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday assured that an inquiry would be held into the incident The victim Shakuntala was accompanied by her son to the hospital on 28 December Representational image CNN-News18 According to reports the hospital authorities insisted that the Aadhaar card of the patient was a must for getting admission to the hospital Pavan Kumar said his mother was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition and her treatment was not started even after he showed her Aadhaar card on his phone "I said that I will get the Aadhaar card and asked the hospital to begin her treatment meanwhile But the hospital refused to do so" he alleged Hospital authorities have refuted the allegations Khattar told reporters in Karnal city that an inquiry would be conducted into her death "I have received information about it We will conduct an inquiry and punish those found guilty" he said The hospital authorities clarified that the Aadhaar card was mandatory only for documentation process and not for getting the treatment Written by Ronojoy Sen | Published: December 26 2015 12:10 am Susanne Hoeber Rudolph (Source: Youtube) Related News Susanne Rudolph who passed away on December 23 represented an embattled and fast-disappearing strand of political science that seamlessly incorporated history anthropology and political psychology Along with her husband and long-time collaborator Lloyd Rudolph she was the author of seminal books on India and comparative politics including The Modernity of Tradition: Political Development in India and In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of the Indian State Susanne the daughter of a German couple who fled Nazi Germany for the US in 1939 received her PhD from Harvard in 1955 It was at Harvard that she met Lloyd a fellow graduate student They married in 1952 marking the beginning of a scholarly partnership that has few parallels in academia In 1956 the Rudolphs embarked on their first trip to India driving from London to New Delhi in a Land Rover In 2014 Susanne and Lloyd were awarded the Padma Bhushan The Modernity of Tradition published in 1967 was a groundbreaking work that struck a different path from contemporary trends in political science in the study of developing and post-colonial nations In the introduction to the book Susanne and Lloyd wrote: “The myths and realities of Western experience set limits to the social scientific imagination and modernity becomes what we imagine ourselves to be” Instead they argued for according “tradition a higher priority in the study of modernisation than has often been the case in the previous analyses of it” Accordingly the Rudolphs studied three aspects of Indian life and society they believed were adapted to serve the needs of a modernising society: Caste the traditional roots of charisma in the form of Mahatma Gandhi and legal cultures Subsequently the “modernity of tradition” the idea and the phrase influenced several scholars of India The themes in The Modernity of Tradition particularly Gandhi remained life-long concerns of Susanne She not only co-taught with Lloyd a course on Gandhi at the University of Chicago where they spent nearly 40 years beginning in 1964 but also published in 2006 a co-authored volume on Gandhi Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays Susanne and Lloyd rebelled against the increasing hold of quantitative and mathematical methodology on political science They were active in the “perestroika movement” a loose-knit effort within the American Political Science Association beginning in 2000 that sought to open political science to greater methodological pluralism Susanne and Lloyd lived in India every fourth year for nearly 50 years Much of this time was spent in Jaipur Jaipur and Rajasthan were very special to Susanne and she and Lloyd spent 28 years editing and interpreting Rajput noble Amar Singh’s diaries which ran into 89 bound volumes The result was the edited volume Reversing the Gaze: Amar Singh’s Diary A Colonial Subject’s Narrative of Imperial India published in 2000 They had also authored an earlier book Essays on Rajputana These books were an example of the extraordinary diversity of Susanne’s research interests which ranged from polo to Tamil cinema This diversity is captured in the Rudolphs’ three-volume collection of essays Explaining Indian Democracy: A Fifty Year Perspective 1956-2006 It was not just her scholarship that made Susanne stand out Along with Lloyd she was mentor to a legion of students who have left their mark on the study of India She forged a bond with students that went far beyond the usual teacher-student relationship Many of her students at the University of Chicago including myself fondly remember the post-seminar gatherings at the Rudolphs’ lakeside apartment in Hyde Park where food beer and sparkling conversation flowed freely In recent years Susanne’s physical movements had been hampered by illness But she and Lloyd were present at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2014 to receive the Padma Bhushan Despite her illness her mind remained razor sharp When I saw her for the last time earlier this year at her home in Oakland California she was keenly interested in the reasons behind the success of the AAP in Delhi She was also involved in editing the letters she had written during her years of research in India One hopes those will be published as a tribute to an excellent scholar and an extraordinary person The writer senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore was a student of Susanne Rudolph at the University of Chicago For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: June 7 2014 1:00 am Perhaps we should call it the Sen (Amartya)-NAC-Piketty policy of taxation Related News There can be many positive side-effects of the Narendra Modi-BJP mandate The electorate has provided the BJP with a free hand in charting India’s economic and social policies Some of the structural changes demanded by the electorate will require deft manoeuvring between the Centre and states or between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha However the forthcoming budget that is the maiden tax and expenditure policy document is per se only constrained by the imagination thinking and boldness of PM Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley They have only two choices in formulating the budget Either they continue with a little bit of tinkerisation here and a little bit of bandaid there This is the policy followed by every government of India budget with only one exception (February 1997) since the breakthrough 1991 budget Or they decide to chart an intelligent new course in formulating tax and expenditure policies Let us start with some no-brainers Given the state of the economy tax increases are ruled out; equally rationalising of expenditures are ruled in so that the net result is that India embarks on a structural fiscal reduction path a programme that gets India to a Central fiscal deficit of 3 per cent of GDP and a consolidated Centre plus state deficit of around 55 per cent of GDP This will entail a reduction of around 25 to 3 per cent of GDP from the present obscene levels This and the next article will discuss how corporate and personal income taxes can be restructured according to non-bandaid thinking Around the Western world there is heightened concern about rich fat cats increasing their incomes at the expense of everyone else There was the 99 per cent Wall Street movement and now there is economist Thomas Piketty’s recommendation that there be a super fat cats tax The jury is still out on increasing tax rates for wealthy individuals and rich corporations in the West In India the tax-the-rich recommendation has preceded Piketty by at least five years Perhaps we should call it the Sen (Amartya)-NAC-Piketty policy of taxation In India corporations are already taxed at the highest effective rate in the world (An effective tax is simply the ratio of tax paid to income earned The difference between the stated nominal and the actual effective arises because of legal tax deductions) And this sock-it-to-the-rich fat cats policy has had predictable effects High and onerous tax rates have slimmed the Indian corporate sector so much that they are too starved to produce any additional output Industrial output in India has not increased by even one widget over the last three years The 2014-15 Indian effective tax rate of 29 per cent is a full 11 percentage points higher than most of our East Asian competitors and 15 to 20 percentage points higher than competitors in Germany and Sweden The objective of corporate taxation should be threefold — simplicity fairness and broadly revenue-maximising Regarding simplicity there is considerable improvement that can be made First there should be only one tax rate rather than the plethora of corporate tax payments involved (on income dividends surcharge and education) This tax rate should be reduced to 21 per cent (see table) Second there should be only one corporate tax exemption (accelerated depreciation) This simple tax code can help industrial growth to be in the range of 5-10 per cent per year rather than the range of -3 to 3 per cent for the last three years The extra growth and extra compliance can easily recover the lost tax revenue in just two years In sharp contrast the UPA policy towards budget-making was broadly as follows Decide on welfare expenditures as decided by the NAC and the high command Financial markets and ratings agencies decide the fiscal deficit level at the Centre Bureaucrats in the ministry of finance then decide how much to tax But they are constrained by one obstacle — they cannot change tax rates So they work overtime to cook the budget — retrospective tax legislation education cess and surcharges A parallel army of ideological economists then find supporting documents as to why the tax rate should actually be substantially higher Franz Kafka or Joseph Goebbels anyone The UPA-NAC budget math on corporate taxes for 2014-15 is broadly as follows The corporate tax rate is composed of a basic rate of 30 per cent plus a surcharge of 10 per cent (3 per cent tax) and an education cess of 1 per cent Estimated corporate tax collections on the basis of the 30 per cent rate are reported to be close to Rs 405000 crore (or Rs 405 tc) Corporate tax deductions (accelerated depreciation and other special deductions both approximately equal in magnitude) together are estimated to account for about Rs 84 tc The estimated pre-tax corporate income is therefore Rs 1526 tc But wait — the UPA is not done taxing yet Apart from the statutory 30 per cent tax rate there is a tax surcharge of Rs 3240 tc and an education cess of Rs 1310 tc The total tax paid by corporations is therefore Rs 405 tc plus 4550 tc or Rs 45050 tc So the give-away to fat corpcats is only (84-4550) Rs 3850 tc In other words the effective tax rate paid by corporations in India in 2014-15 is the ratio of tax paid (Rs 45050 tc) to income (Rs 1526 tc) or 295 per cent that is by far the highest in the world Note that the effective tax rate is almost identical to the stated 30 per cent rate a feat unmatched in the world and India possibly ever That is the UPA’s gift to the economy and socialism The table documents effective tax rates in different countries and regions circa 2005-09 (and the most recent budget estimate for India) Note the convergence of effective tax rates at 21 per cent The exceptionally low corporate tax countries besides tax-havens are the East Asian economies at 18 per cent Canada (14 per cent) Germany (16 per cent) and Sweden (a super low 10 per cent) Most references to Sweden are that it is an ultra-socialist economy but clearly the Swedes know from where and how to get money for their welfare programmes Their motto seems to be to maximise output and then spend on welfare Contrast that with the old Congress-high command way: maximise welfare payments and then tax the hell out of the “rich” corporations In other words you end up with zero industrial growth for three years no increase in revenues and a bloating fiscal deficit that you try and correct by introducing retrospective taxes Now we have a genuine explanation for Sonianomics and why the Congress got only 44 seats in the just concluded parliamentary election The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: January 26 2017 3:48 am Sharad Pawar Top News The Padma Vibhushan awarded to Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar is being perceived across party lines as a recognition to his contribution to social and public life The ruling BJP in the state and the Centre said the award should be perceived beyond the realm of politics Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted “Heartiest congratulations to Sharad Pawar for Padma Vibhushan” Congratulatory notes poured in from Congress and Shiv Sena leaders too Watch What Else Is Making News: Congress leaders however said such goodwill gestures indirectly impact politics in the state and the Centre arguing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pawar’s friendship was no secret and both had stated it in public A senior political commentator who has closely followed Pawar’s politics Bharat Kumar Raut said “I believe the award should not be linked to any politics The award is for Pawar’s contribution in the field of agriculture and cooperative sectors Nobody can question the immense work and knowledge of Pawar in these sectors” Pawar who parted ways with Congress to form his own party in 1999 also shared very cordial relations with NDA government during former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government The NDA had made Pawar the chairman of the National Disaster Management Task Force The BJP leader late Pramod Mahajan also shared good relations with Pawar Notwithstanding the stated aim and objective behind the award a larger question discussed in corridors of power is how will it impact the relations between BJP and NCP ahead A state NCP leader told The Indian Express “Pawar is our guide and inspiration The NCP is a separate party and we would maintain our distance with the BJP We have ideological differences But where the centre and state moot policies which conform to our politics we will always support” After the 2014 Assembly elections the NCP suo motu declared its support to the BJP-led government in Maharashtra However Shiv Sena stepped in to provide the stability to the government which was falling short of 22 seats to reach the half way mark of 144 out of total 288 seats The NCP’s goodwill provides a cushion to the BJP government and keeps the Sena on tenterhooks It is believed that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s government has plan B and plan C ready in case Sena pulls out support post BMC polls The BJP which does not have a majority in the Rajya Sabha always finds support from regional forces like NCP and others crucial to fight the Congress Pawar’s network with regional parties across the country can also work to Modi’s advantage on critical policy decisions The only problem BJP had with NCP in the state is related to corruption The Anti-Corruption Bureau is investigating against NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare Sources in the BJP said the Fadnavis government would not compromise on corruption For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: August 27 2017 12:24 am Watford’s plans were undermined again when Cathcart was injured (Source: Reuters) Top News Watford played with 10 men for three-quarters of the game but held on comfortably for a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season Uruguayan defender Miguel Britos was sent off for a wild tackle on Anthony Knockaert midway through the first half home manager Marco Silva responding by subbing the skilful Nordin Amrabat for defender Craig Cathcart Watford’s plans were undermined again when Cathcart was injured and had to be replaced by Andre Carrillo for his debut having signed on loan from Benfica Either side of Britos’s red card Brighton hit the woodwork first with Knockaert then through Tomer Hemed but they struggled to carve out opportunities against a Watford side who defended deeply For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aseem Chhabra | New Delhi | Published: February 26 2017 12:00 am Arijit Singh the Punjabi-Bengali singer with a soulful voice and several remarkable songs who has in a few years become the king of Bollywood melodies Express Photo by Sahil Walia Related News In 1976 the legendary Hindi film singer Mukesh died of a heart attack while he was on a concert tour with Lata Mangeshkar in Detroit It is said that when Raj Kapoor learned about Mukesh’s death he broke down in tears “I’ve lost my voice” he said Mukesh was indeed the voice of Raj Kapoor although he also sang for other actors of that time including Dilip Kumar Another singer also gave his voice for Raj Kapoor — Manna Dey sang some of his most famous songs from Shri 420 (Pyar hua ikrar hua) to Chori Chori (Yeh raat bheegi bheegi and Aaja sanam madhur chandini) But the combination of Mukesh’s voice and the music of Shankar Jaikishan usually defined the musical moments in Raj Kapoor’s films From Awara (the title song) to Shri 420 (Mere joota hai Japani) Anari (Sab kuch seekha hamne) and the heartfelt songs of Teesri Kasam (Duniya banane wale and Sajan re jhoot mat bolo) it was Mukesh’s voice that enhanced the narratives built around Raj Kapoor’s characters The Hindi film industry from the 1950s through the 1990s and the early part of the new century repeatedly got singers whose voices were associated with specific actors — songs were an integral part of the films’ narratives However things have changed for Hindi films as songs are now used primarily for promotional purposes and this change has led to some male singers singing for practically every film That is the case with Arijit Singh the 29-year-old Punjabi-Bengali singer with a soulful voice and several remarkable songs who has in a few years become the king of Bollywood melodies “One thing you would have noticed is that there is hardly any lip-syncing now” says Siddharth Mishra RJ for the popular Breakfast Show on Mumbai’s 927 BIG FM radio station “The songs are in the background So it really doesn’t matter who is singing whether it is Arijit or whoever” This is unlike the female playback landscape where there’s still some variety in voices “If you see recent films like Raees Sultan or Dangal the songs are almost always in the background or they play when the last credits roll” Mishra adds “When people are getting up and leaving the theatre that’s when the most popular song from the film comes” More from the world of Entertainment: There are exceptions of course Ranbir Kapoor’s performance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was appreciated by many Critics fans and even the actor’s father Rishi Kapoor pointed out his skillful lip-syncing in the film for the title song of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Channa mereya (both performed by Arijit Singh) and Bulleya But Karan Johar makes romantic musicals and songs play a critical role in his films In the history of Hindi films male playback singers have often sung for more than one actor The 1950s onwards Mohammed Rafi lent his voice to Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar’s songs Briefly Hemant Kumar also lent his voice to Dev Anand’s characters including the lyrical Yeh raat yeh chandini (Jaal) and Na tum hamein jano (Baat Ek Raat Ki) By the late 1960s and in the 1970s Rafi also sang for Rajesh Khanna in films ranging from Do Raste (Yeh reshmi zulfein) and Mehboob ki Mehndi (Yeh jo chilman hai) This despite the fact that Kishore Kumar was usually considered Khanna’s singing voice Even in a film like Aradhana which took Kumar’s career to another level two songs were sung by Rafi That trend continued in the 1980s with Kishore Kumar singing for Amitabh Bachchan as well In the 1990s singers such as Abhijeet Sonu Nigam Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan become the voices of Shah Rukh Khan — mostly at different stages of Khan’s career Abhijeet’s songs for Shah Rukh Khan in Yes Boss became huge hits including Main koi aisa geet gaaon and Chaand taare Some of Sonu Nigam’s career best songs are also tied to Shah Rukh including many in the early 2000s — Suraj hua maddham (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham…) Kal ho naa ho Dheere jalna (Paheli) and the lovely Khamoshiyan gungunane lagi from One 2 Ka 4 a film hardly anyone saw Also read:I am not going anywhere: Arijit Singh At the same time Kumar Sanu also continued his 1990s success by contributing hit songs to Shah Rukh Khan’s films In songs like Do dil mil rahe hain and Meri mehbooba (both from Pardes) Ladki badi anjani hai (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) and Baazigar o baazigar (Baazigar) Sanu sounded like the definitive voice of Shah Rukh Khan There were exceptions though where more than one singer sang for Shah Rukh in the same film In Dil Se two singers sang for Khan — Sukhwinder Singh (Chaiyya chaiyya) and Nigam (Satrangi re) while Udit Narayan’s Ae Ajnabi played in the background Watch:Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo But unlike then in recent years it is hard to find a singer who could be considered the voice of a particular actor Rockstar is a rare instance where AR Rahman and Imtiaz Ali followed the old Hindi film pattern and Mohit Chauhan sang most of the songs for Ranbir Kapoor Now that trend hardly exists In Raees three singers sang for Shah Rukh Khan — Mika Singh (Dhingana) Sukhwinder Singh (Udi udi jaye) and once again Arijit Singh (Zaalima) This change has also come because of the overall outlook towards music by filmmakers and composers “People realise that a fresh voice can elevate the melody and bring a new flavour to a song” says composer and singer Vishal Dadlani “Whereas once experience and familiarity were prized it’s a lot more experimental now and unique textures are being widely appreciated” Arijit Singh’s career took off after the hit songs Tum hi ho (Aashiqui 2) and the haunting Muskurane (Citylights) Mishra feels that a song like Muskurane while beautiful is also generic “It could have been used in any film” he says “It had no connection with the film as such” The film’s director Hansal Mehta says “I almost did not use the song but it was such a lovely melody” Initially Muskurane was sung by Mohammed Irfan whose unplugged version is still on the album But Mehta says Sony Music and the film’s producers felt that Arijit Singh would be a better choice for the final song Suspension of disbelief always played an important role in how audiences accepted playback songs from the time Hindi cinema started as a cinematic representation of musical theatre Today’s audiences easily accept new singers — even those whose voices rarely match the on screen actor Dadlani feels that another change has come over the Hindi film music industry Singers are focusing on just the songs and working with the composers Once upon a time Mukesh would have known that a song he was recording was for Raj Kapoor’s character That is usually not the case now says Dadlani “Arijit sings every song in his unique style rather than tailoring himself to each actor” he says “I’m sure there are many times that he doesn’t even know who the actor is going to be It’s all about him doing his best for the song and for the composer” Watch: Channa Mereya – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil | Karan Johar | Ranbir | Anushka | Pritam | Arijit Singh Arijit’s success should also be attributed to the fact that in addition to being a singer he is also a musician After his attempts to enter the music industry through reality TV shows the singer became an assistant to top composers in the industry — Pritam Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Vishal-Shekhar “He understands the song from the composer’s point of view and delivers both simplicity and complexity as required by the song” Dadlani says “He has the ability and the openness needed to make every recording a genuine collaboration He’s also a really nice guy with no ego That helps” Aseem Chhabra is the author of Shashi Kapoor: The Householder the Star and director of New York Indian Film Festival For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 27 2017 4:00 am A burnt bus in Loni No injuries were reported in the incident Praveen Khanna Top News At least 10 persons between the age group of 20 and 50 years were arrested for allegedly setting two buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on fire and putting the life of passengers at risk in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar area The violence took place in other parts as well on Friday following the court order on Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Police said the accused were arrested under relevant sections of rioting damaging government property and attempt to murder Meanwhile Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma said prohibitory orders will continue in 11 districts of Delhi till further orders “According to feedback from different police districts no area is affected now and the situation has been normal with day-to-day life being unaffected Senior officers are monitoring the situation” said Verma In Gurgaon details of Dera Sacha Sauda’s movable and immovable properties including bank account details are being collected as per directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court officials said With Section 144 imposed in Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar districts additional security was deployed in the group’s ashrams as a preventive measure officials said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News It? started the National 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