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first_imgNew Delhi: Proceedings of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday were adjourned thrice during the pre-lunch period after repeated protests by Tamil parties led by the AIADMK over their demand that the exam for postmen be held in Tamil language. The protests started soon after listing of papers in the House, with AIADMK members shouting slogans and demanding that the government cancel the postal department exam for recruitment of postmen and other posts and hold it afresh by including Tamil as a language for taking the exam. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Tamil parties have been protesting that questions in the postal department’s examination for appointments of postmen and assistants in rural areas held on Sunday were only in Hindi and English, and not Tamil. The AIADMK were joined in their protests by DMK, CPI and CPI-M members in the morning. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu first ordered stopping of the transmission of House proceedings on television and then adjourned proceedings till 1200 hours. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty Later when the House met at 12.00, the AIADMK continued with their protests demanding cancellation of the exam. As Deputy chairman Harivansh appealed for allowing the Question Hour to be taken up, members of AIADMK stormed the well. They were joined by the DMK and TMC. They raised slogans of “Cancel the exam”, with deputy chairman saying this is not good. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan said the Chairman has already held a meeting with the Communications Minister and he has agreed to clarify in the House on Wednesday. “The Chairman had called union communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to his chamber. He has discussed the issue with the chairman and the minister is ready to come to the House and explain the position in the House tomorrow,” he told the House amid the din. Deputy chairman said the chairman has called the minister and he will explain tomorrow in the house. “Please allow the House to function and the Question Hour to take place. The Communications Minister will come tomorrow. He is busy in Lok Sabha. The Chairman has already held a meeting. The minister has already given an assurance on this issue,” Harivansh said. As his requests to allow the House to function went unheeded, the deputy chairman adjourned the House for 15 minutes, six minutes after noon. When the House met again, AIADMK members again stormed the well and raised slogans. This time they were joined by the DMK, Congress and CPI and CPI-M and the deputy chairman adjourned the House till 2 PM. Earlier in the morning, Naidu said the issue was raised by the AIADMK on Monday and he cannot order the government to respond to their demands. “This is not allowed as per rules,” he said. “I will not direct, it is very unfair.” He repeatedly asked members to take their places. He adjourned proceedings till 1200 hours after his pleas went unheeded. On July 15, AIADMK leader A Navaneethakrishnan had raised the issue through a Zero Hour mention, saying questions in the postal department’s examination for appointments of postmen and assistants in rural areas held on Sunday were only in Hindi and English, and not Tamil. “I urge the central government to cancel the postal department examinations held yesterday. The reasons are very simple and also very compulsive,” he had said. Members of the AIADMK, which is ruling in Tamil Nadu, on Monday said the government had not responded to their request. Naidu asked V Maitreyan, who was leading the AIADMK protests, to lower his voice. To this, Maitreyan said Tamil Nadu is burning and he cannot lower his voice. Soon after the House met, the House congratulated Dutee Chand and other Indian medal winners at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples.last_img read more


first_imgChennai: Siddharth Desai starred in Telugu Titans’ 40-29 win over Haryana Steelers in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Sunday. Desai with 18 points, including a ‘Super 10′ (a Super 10 is achieved when a raider scores 10 or more raid points in a single game), played a key role and helped Titans’ snap the Steelers’ three-match winning run. Siddharth, who scored his second Super 10 of the season, took the fight to the opponent, along with his brother Suraj. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhTitans went into the match with just one win in eight matches, but the lack of confidence was certainly not evident from the outset as the Desai brothers of Siddharth and Suraj showed their class. In-form Vikash Kandola, on the back of a hat-trick of Super 10s, was in no mood to let the Titans run away with the match though as he kept pace with the South Indian team. The most crucial point of the first half came with eight minutes remaining when Siddarth Desai combined well with his team to tackle Kandola. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterVishal Bhardwaj, playing his 50th match in the PKL, brought about the first all-out in the match, assisting Abozar Mighani to tackle Naveen with four minutes remaining to half time. The first half ended 21-13 in favour of the Titans. In the second half too, the Titans’ defence kept Kandola at bay and they inflicted a second all-out on Haryana with 11 minutes remaining till the end with Siddharth Desai at the forefront. It was Titans’ second win of the season.last_img read more


Responding to recent media statements by the leader of the Uganda-based Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) denying charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the world’s prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today invited him, along with four other accused LRA commanders, to appear before The Hague-based body to defend themselves.“The Court will guarantee their safe passage to the Hague, and they will be given every opportunity and facility to present their case before an independent judicial body with the highest guarantees of the due process,” Luis Moreno Ocampo, ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, said, referring to Joseph Kony and his commanders, who are the targets of the first arrest warrants ever issued by the international court.The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is notorious for abducting children, with at least 25,000 known to have been recruited during their 20-year campaign of terror in the region, which has also displaced over 1 million people.The group uses the children as fighters and porters, often subjecting them to extreme violence shortly after abduction, with many girls allocated to officers in a form of institutional rape, according to UN human rights officials.The other LRA commanders being sought by the ICC for such crimes are Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen and Raska Lukwiya. read more


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with his advisers. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Shimon Peres (right), President of Israel, speak to the press in Jersusalem. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Avigdor Liberman, Foreign Minister of Israel, in Jerusalem. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon walks with President Shimon Peres of Israel prior to their press encounter. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe The Secretary-General met with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Ban continued his mission to press Israelis and Palestinians for an immediate end to the hostilities and a return to dialogue. Mr. Ban, who is on a regional visit, arrived in Israel from Egypt, where he met yesterday with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and thanked him for his leadership role in the current efforts to establish a ceasefire in Gaza. His tour also included stops in Qatar and Kuwait and will also take him to Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Today’s meetings come as the Geneva-based Human Rights Council has convened an urgent meeting to discusses the situation, with senior UN officials reporting that that two weeks of clashes have killed over 600 Palestinians and 32 Israelis.“First and foremost, I think the violence must stop now. We must immediately start dialogue and address all the root causes which have already been identified,” Mr. Ban said told President Peres stressing the need to once and for all establish long lasting peace. “As Secretary-General of the United Nations, this is my third such urgent mission during the last five years. It really pains me to see such a violence still continuing periodically. That means we have to work even harder. That means we have collectively failed in bringing peace and security,” Mr. Ban said. He said the world is in solidarity with Israelis under rocket fire, as well as with Palestinians in Gaza who are under massive assault. But there was no more time to waste. The death toll is rising by the hour. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Tzipi Livni, Minister of Justice of Israel, in Jerusalem. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein (right), and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh of Jordan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ‹› “I know there is great fear in Israel. Rockets continue to threaten Israeli civilians and disrupt normal lives of normal people. I have repeatedly condemned it, and will continue to do so. I also know there is deep pain, anguish and loss among Palestinians,” Mr. Ban said. More than 600 Palestinian have been killed in Gaza – and almost 3,000 have been injured – the vast majority of them civilians. “I cannot and I will not be silent in the face of this tragedy. I mourn the loss of so many innocent lives in Gaza and I grieve with the families.” Once a cease-fire is in place, the Secretary-General underscored the urgent need to address the underlying issues including an end to the occupation and the daily humiliation and anger that comes with it. There is still hope for political process and economic prosperity – a future of two states living side by side in peace and security. Mr. Ban urged President Peres – who leaves office in August- to work closely with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.“I still believe that he is the best partner for Israelis so that both Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace and harmony,” Mr. Ban said. The Secretary-General also met with Israel’s Foreign Minister today and stressed the need to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. He stressed the importance of ensuring the unhindered freedom of movement for humanitarian actors and their operations. Speaking to reporters after meeting his meeting with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, Mr. Ban told reporters that he appreciated Mr. Kerry’s intensive and dynamic engagement and that he will meet with Mr. Kerry for a second time to continue to discuss brokering a peace deal. “Together, we are now joining our forces and strength to make a ceasefire as soon as possible. But there are still some details which we have to make,” Mr. Ban said. Meanwhile, a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the UN chief had been alarmed earlier in the day to hear that rockets were placed in a school being run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and that subsequently, those weapons have gone missing. “He expresses his outrage, and regret, at the placing of weapons in a UN-administered school. By doing so, those responsible are turning schools into potential military targets, and endangering the lives of innocent children, UN employees working in such facilities, and anyone using the UN schools as shelter,” said the statement. In light of this, the statement continued, the Secretary-General has asked for a full review of such incidents and how the UN responds in such instances. In addition, he has directed the UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to immediately develop and implement an effective security plan for the safe and secure handling of any weapons discovered in UN premises. Later in the day, the Secretary-General travelled to Amman, Jordan, where he met with King Abdullah who he said has been a source of wisdom, inspiration and guidance for the UN and also for peace and stability in the region. Speaking to the press after meeting with the King and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, the UN chief thanked the Jordanian Government and people for their strong support for humanitarian assistance for the people in Gaza, including food, medicine and sanitation.Mr. Ban said that from Jordan he planned to head to Saudi Arabia continuing his regional visit. “My message has always been consistent and strong. This violence must stop; it must stop now. And the parties must return to dialogue, put all the pending issues on the table. I think they have identified all the problems and tackled all the root causes – why the Palestinian people have been suffering, and why the people of Israel have been living under fear or threat of rocket attack.” read more


Flu season is still in full force.Human Resources is reminding the Brock community that there is still time to get a flu shot.The decision to get vaccinated is ultimately up to each individual and consultation with a health professional, walk-in clinic or local pharmacist is recommended.A list of locations where the flu shot is available can be accessed through the Government of Ontario website.While the 2016-17 winter has been mild so far, change appears to be on the horizon.According to The Weather Network, a cold air mass has settled over southern Ontario.Colder temperatures and reduced humidity offer favourable conditions for the influenza virus to thrive.In an effort to minimize the spread of the virus, Custodial Services continues to be vigilant by cleaning and sanitizing high-touch areas.Health, Safety and Wellness, within Human Resources, is encouraging people to watch an informative video created by fourth-year Nursing students to educate the Brock community on how to stay healthy during flu season. read more


first_imgTHIS MONTH THE world saw one of its most ill-timed selfies yet go viral, when an American high school student took a snap of himself with his teacher in the background…while she appeared to be in labour.However, Malik Whiter is not the first person to take an inappropriate selfie.  In fact there are hundreds of them.Here is a selection of some of the most ill-timed selfies in the history of selfies.The ‘got pulled over by the cops’ selfie Source: ImgurThe ‘holding someone’s ashes’ selfie Source: Selfies at serious placesThe ‘Anne Frank House’ selfie Source: Selfies at serious placesThe ‘I just nearly died’ selfie Source: ImgurThe ‘nuclear disaster’ selfie Source: Selfies at serious placesThe ‘house is on fire’ selfie Source: ImgurThe ‘grandma’s funeral’ selfie Source: Selfies at serious placesThe ‘we’re going streaking’ selfie Source: ImgurThe ‘hungover at the 9/11 memorial’ selfie Source: Selfies at serious placesAnd the ‘at the jail’ selfie Source: Imgur Mum urges her son’s Facebook friends to stop posting sexy selfies>Teenager goes viral with selfie taken with his teacher who was in labour>last_img read more


first_imgLe permis de conduire biométrique obligatoire à partir de 2013Une directive européenne va obliger les Etats à adopter un permis de conduire numérique, bien plus difficile à falsifier que le permis papier.A partir de 2013, les nouveaux titulaires du permis de conduire ne se verront plus remettre le célèbre papier rose mais une carte à puce semblable à une carte bancaire, explique Le Figaro. Afin de lutter contre le commerce des faux permis, l’Union Européenne va en effet obliger ses Etats membres à adopter ce système, difficilement falsifiable. À lire aussiRio+20 : un nouveau projet qui “manque d’ambition” selon l’UEIls présenteront sur leur face les noms et prénoms du titulaire, sa date de naissance et celle de l’obtention du permis. Une photographie et la signature de l’intéressé compléteront ces informations. Quant à la puce, elle comprendra l’identité, la photographie et la signature électronique du titulaire, ainsi qu’une nouveauté, la date d’expiration du permis. Celui-ci devra en effet être renouvelé tous les 15 ans, renouvellement dont les conditions n’ont pas été dévoilées.Ce système présentera l’avantage, grâce à un lecteur de carte connecté à un ordinateur et à condition de se rendre sur un site sécurisé, de consulter son solde de points restant et de payer ses amendes en ligne grâce à la signature comprise dans la puce. Valable dans tous les pays de l’UE, ce futur permis ne remplacera pas le papier pour ceux qui l’ont obtenu avant janvier 2013. “Les actuels permis papier ne doivent pas être échangés mais cesseront d’être délivrés à partir de la date d’entrée en vigueur de la nouvelle législation”, peut-on d’ailleurs lire sur le site de l’UE.  Le 4 février 2011 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgHartley 2, une comète hyperactivePubliés le 17 juin dans Science, les résultats de trois mois d’analyse de la comète Hartley 2, par la sonde Deep Impact de la Nasa, révèlent l’hyperactivité chimique et physique de cet astre.Recueillies  depuis près de trois mois par la sonde spatiale Deep Impact de la Nasa, dans le cadre du programme Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation (EPOXI), les informations et les images sur la comète Hartley 2 brossent de celle-ci un tableau hors norme.Au cœur de cette comète en forme de cacahuète, le dioxyde de carbone alimente des jets de glace qui fusent depuis les extrémités de l’astre, en particulier la plus petite. “Réchauffée par le soleil, la glace – du dioxyde de carbone congelé – située en profondeur dans le corps de la comète, se transforme en gaz qui s’en échappe, entraînant de la glace d’eau avec lui”, explique Michael A’Hearn, de l’Université du Maryland, chercheur pour EPOXI.Cependant, de la vapeur d’eau sort du centre (la zone de constriction de la comète), ce qui a conduit l’équipe à émettre l’hypothèse que le matériau de la surface lisse de cette ‘ceinture centrale’ a en fait été redéposé et n’était pas présent à l’origine.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAL’équipe a également observé des structures brillantes ressemblant à des blocs sur les surfaces pleines de protubérances des deux extrémités de la comète. “Ce sont des caractéristiques spectaculaires, mais à ce stade, nous ne savons pas si ce sont des dépôts ou des excroissances ou autre chose”, a déclaré Jessica Sunshine, professeur d’astronomie travaillant également sur le programme.Enfin, les chercheurs ont noté, durant neuf jours, une augmentation bizarre de la quantité de nitrile (gaz) dans le halo entourant la comète, ignorant pourquoi ce changement spectaculaire et inhabituel s’est produit.”Bien qu’Hartley 2 soit la seule comète hyperactive visitée par un vaisseau spatial, nous connaissons au moins une douzaine d’autres comètes qui sont aussi relativement actives pour leur taille, et qui sont probablement propulsées par le dioxyde de carbone ou le monoxyde de carbone. Celles-ci pourraient représenter une catégorie distincte de comètes hyperactives”, conclut Michael A’Hearn. Le 17 juin 2011 à 20:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice caught more than 40 drivers speeding on a busy South Cheshire road earlier today (Saturday February 23). Officers caught the a total of 43 motorists speeding on Crewe Road in Haslington in the space of 90 minutes. A Cheshire Police spokesman said:  “43 vehicles were caught speeding in an hour and a half today on Haslington Crewe Road. “Children were trying to safely play outside to enjoy the sun. Don’t let your carelessness put them at risk. “They will be dealt with by the CTO.” A total of 54 vehicles were caught speeding on the road in the first five days of January 2019. Read MoreFirefighters attend sheltered housing after air freshener sets off alarm   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive or message us on  our Facebook page .    And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:Upbeat outlook for Costa Rica tourism, as visitors, revenue up in 2014 Tourism entrepreneurs to present President Solís with a plan to further develop sector Singing animals will ‘save the Americans’ (and the Canadians) in a new Costa Rica tourism ad campaign Costa Rica rises in global ranking of travel, tourism competitiveness Costa Rica’s Tourism Board wants visitors to spend time not just at the country’s beaches and national parks, but in its capital city San José.The Tourism Board is launching a strategy that “aims to make San José a cultural and gastronomic attraction,” the board’s director of promotion, Ireth Rodríguez Villalobos, said Monday.The strategy is part of tourism policies outlined by President Luis Guillermo Solís, who last year signed an executive decree declaring “of public and national interest the tourism development of downtown San José.” The decree was published in the official newspaper La Gaceta on Monday and takes effect this week.It’s main goal is to promote San José’s downtown among both local and international tourists through brochures, maps, guides, videos and websites.They all will advertise the capital’s historic buildings, museums and galleries, as well as the many gastronomic options located between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue and 9th Street and 12th Street in central San José.In addition to promoting the area’s urban attractions, such as the National Theater, historic post office, National Museum and Gold Museum, the Tourism Board also will promote several surrounding neighborhoods, including Amón, Otoya, Aranjuez and Pitahaya, where visitors can check out historic buildings and antique houses.The tourism board plans to keep promoting current touristic activities such as walking and train tours through the city’s main attractions. It will also support private initiatives like Art City Tour, ChepeCletas and bus tours by Costa Rica City Square Tour.The government also plans to host tourism and cultural fairs, and boost promotion on the web, through social networks and at information offices downtown, Rodríguez said.Among its main challenges, officials will have to work to make tourists feel comfortable and safe walking the capital’s streets.They’ve already made one move: the Tourism Board’s director of tourist services, Víctor Ramírez Montero, said the board recently moved the Tourist Police headquarters to new facilities within the promoted area and added 49 police officers, two police cars, six motorcycles and ten bicycles for patrolling downtown.Currently board officials are in negotiations with San José’s municipal tourism department to coordinate the creation of a new information, assistance and tourist protection center, Ramírez said. Plans also include campaigns on mass and social media asking people to avoid littering and keep the city clean, he added.According to data from the Tourism Board, some 1.3 million tourists stay at least one night in the Central Valley each year, usually prior to moving to other destinations across the country.Click here to download a PDF version of one of the brochures the Tourism Board will provide at their information offices. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe Parramasala Festival 2013 will be held from 4 – 7 October at the Allphones Area Homebush. “In addition to international visitors, we are also expecting SRK and the Temptation Reloaded show to attract more than 5,000 people from Sydney and interstate,” Mr O’Farrell explained. According to the Tourism Minister, Mr Khan has featured in up to 75 films, has more than four million Twitter followers and even ranked in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list after earning US$37.7 million in 2012. Bollywood legend, Shahrukh Khan has been recruited to attend the fourth annual Parramasala Festival in Parramatta this year, to expose NSW to the growing Indian tourism market. Announced by the NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell this week, Mr Khan aka ‘the King of Bollywood’ is due to arrive in Sydney for the event in October and is expected to attract an audience of not only Indian origin, but also fans from Fiji, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Attracting India’s growing tourism market. Image: commons.wikimedia Source = ETB News: NJlast_img read more


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the world Koum notes but between 500 million and one billion of them may be used without a data plan In most cases that’s because of cost but the availability of Internet access isn’t a given everywhere "We take [connectivity] for granted in Silicon Valley where you turn on your phone and see twenty different Wi-Fi networks” he says He told me how moved he’d been by a National Geographic photo showing people in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa standing on a beach with their phones in outstretched arms trying to catch a stray wireless signal from neighboring Somalia and says that he’s passionate about efforts such as Internetorg a partnership between Facebook and mobile technology companies to bring Internet access to everybody everywhere "We have no plans to change anything about how we execute" Even in developed countries “not everybody is on a data plan which is unfortunate” he says So for the past two and a half years WhatsApp has been busy partnering with wireless carriers around the 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