Hundreds of exslaves in Libya coming to Canada immigration minister says

first_imgOTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says Canada has begun resettling hundreds of people rescued from slavery in Libya.Hussen says Canada was among a few countries that responded to a request from the United Nations refugee agency in 2017.He says so far, 150 people have been resettled in Canada.Another 600 are expected to come over the next two years, through the regular refugee program.Another 100 Nigerois refugees from Libyan migrant detention centres are also expected to be resettled.The program follows previous refugee resettlements of Yazidis and Syrians.The Canadian Presslast_img

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Sharks with very sharp tweets

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, they crack jokes, they check one another out, they challenge stereotypes and they offer their followers a glimpse inside their everyday lives. At least as far inside as the data gleaned from their tags and published on social media can take us. The heart of Ocearch’s approach to conservation and research is to raise awareness and make people feel a connection to the creatures they’re studying and protecting—hence, sharks with Twitter accounts.But the strategy goes much deeper than that and has sparked controversy both inside the scientific community and in some of the places, including Nova Scotia, where it conducts its research. How did the company morph from an entertainment house making a reality TV show to a data-centric science organization? And can other organizations looking to inspire passion in their supporters learn anything from its approach?GUEST: Chelsea Murray, The Walrus, co-founder of The DeepAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_06202019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

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Governor says every Alaskan will feel impact of budget cuts

JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Mike Dunleavy unveiled a pared down budget Wednesday that he says will impact every Alaskan.Dunleavy is proposing a budget to cover a projected $1.6 billion deficit. Areas of impact include the University of Alaska system, K-12 public education and health and social services.Dunleavy spoke in generalities during a news conference in Juneau before his budget team planned to outline specific proposals later Wednesday.His budget director anticipated a potential loss of about 700 jobs though it wasn’t clear if all those positions are currently filled.Dunleavy says there’s nothing currently in the budget that will do away with Medicaid expansion, but he says there could be further discussions on that.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press

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At critical juncture UN Political Affairs chief to visit Middle East next

The trip will mark Ibrahim Gambari’s first to the Middle East since assuming the helm of the Department of Political Affairs earlier this year. He is slated to visit Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories between 13 and 21 November.”Mr. Gambari intends to see firsthand the various UN operations carrying out political mandates in the region, while also taking the pulse of political developments at a critical juncture for Lebanon and for the Middle East peace process,” UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York.In addition to meeting with UN personnel in each country, Mr. Gambari will exchange views with a broad range of people, including senior government officials, leaders of political parties, religious authorities and members of the international community, Ms. Okabe said. read more

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The World Cup Players Who Step Up Most For Their Countries

CasemiroBrazil-0.26-0.13-0.39-0.24 X. ShaqiriSwitzerland+0.09+0.02+0.11+0.46 J. KimmichGermany-0.02+0.33+0.31+0.24 PlayerCountryGOALsassistsGoals + AssistsExp. Goals + Assists E. ForsbergSweden+0.27-1.44-1.17-0.49 E. CavaniUruguay-1.48-0.33-1.81-2.04 I. GundoganGermany+0.13+0.00+0.13+0.51 J. BlaszczykowskiPoland+0.52+0.58+1.10+0.50 J. KimmichGermany13.119.2+6.1 Share of team exp. goals + assists KokeSpain-0.21-0.23-0.44-0.27 A. Di Mari­aArgentina+0.04-0.50-0.46-0.34 P. PogbaFrance-0.11-0.39-0.50-0.26 L. ModricCroatia12.925.4+12.5 A. KolarovSerbia15.320.6+5.3 C. EriksenDenmark+0.53-0.13+0.39+0.29 L. PiszczekPoland10.017.1+7.1 Y. CarrascoBelgium-0.19-0.43-0.62-0.46 L. MessiArgentina57.563.3+5.8 E. HazardBelgium+0.30+0.68+0.98+0.45 DIfference between club and national team J. Dos SantosMexico-0.14+0.06-0.08-0.24 T. MeunierBelgium16.324.9+8.6 X. ShaqiriSwitzerland42.848.1+5.3 J. MikelNigeria5.227.9+22.7 Messi and Ronaldo probably only appear to be underperforming on the international level because they’ve spent the past decade thrashing defenses in Spain’s La Liga while playing for two clubs that are lousy with all-world talent. Scoring at a pace of roughly a goal per game is difficult to sustain over the course of a single season; Messi and Ronaldo have been doing it for 10. They’re not performing terribly for their national teams, they’ve just set the bar too high for themselves.But then there’s Neymar, the other greatest player in the world. He has set his bar pretty high during his time with Barcelona and now with Paris Saint-Germain. But unlike the two legends lording over him, Neymar has been able to vault over it — he scores at roughly the same rate for Brazil as he does for his club, and he provides more assists. And Neymar has increased his share of the team’s expected goals plus assists by 12.8 percentage points from club team to national team.Argentina is done; Portugal is done; Brazil and Belgium meet tomorrow in Kazan to decide who gets a spot in the semifinals. So it will be Hazard and Neymar trying to become the next Pelé, Maradona or Zidane.Check out our latest World Cup predictions. I. RakiticCroatia15.835.2+19.4 C. RonaldoPortugal54.659.4+4.8 B. DzemailiSwitzerland-0.05+0.20+0.15+0.72 DIfference between club and national team C. RonaldoPortugal-1.09-0.57-1.67-1.53 R. LewandowskiPoland+0.25+0.01+0.26-1.35 A. GuardadoMexico+0.53-0.24+0.29+0.29 P. CoutinhoBrazil+0.27-0.23+0.04-0.23 PlayerCountryGOALsAssistsGoals + AssistsExp. Goals + Assists The biggest changes in share of team productionWorld Cup players with the biggest increase from share of club team’s expected goals and assists to share of national team’s expected goals and assists, 2014-18 J. Rodri­guezColombia34.5%58.5%+24.0 S. RudyGermany-0.07-0.21-0.29-0.33 M. RojoArgentina+0.19+0.12+0.31+0.22 J. MikelNigeria+0.39+0.41+0.80+0.44 C. VelaMexico-0.03+0.35+0.31+0.18 IscoSpain+0.13-0.38-0.25-0.29 T. SilvaBrazil+0.31-0.03+0.27+0.19 PaulinhoBrazil24.530.7+6.2 NeymarBrazil45.658.4+12.8 J. BlaszczykowskiPolad13.723.9+10.2 Joao MarioPortugal-0.26-0.23-0.49-0.44 J. VertonghenBelgium+0.20+0.05+0.25+0.18 L. MessiArgentina-0.67+0.11-0.56-0.61 From 2014 to 2018, Messi notched 0.61 fewer expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes while draped in the vertical blue and white stripes of Argentina. Ronaldo has found it more difficult to score for Portugal: Over the same span, he scored an entire goal per 90 minutes fewer with Portugal than he did with Real Madrid, and he averaged 1.53 fewer expected goals plus assists. And Uruguay’s superstar striker Edinson Cavani has had it even worse: He averaged 2.04 fewer expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes with La Celeste than he with Paris Saint-Germain.The outlook gets brighter for Messi and Ronaldo (but not for Cavani) when you consider their contributions as a percentage of their national team’s expected goals plus assists versus their club team’s since 2014: Messi was responsible for 57.5 percent of Barcelona’s expected output and 63.3 percent of Argentina’s, while Ronaldo accounted for 54.6 percent of Real Madrid’s expected output and 59.4 percent of Portugal’s. They’re not in James or Rakitic territory, but they’re not in the red either. A. GriezmannFrance-0.30+0.12-0.17+0.28 M. RojoArgentina7.113.9+6.8 L. ModricCroatia+0.28+0.05+0.33+0.17 G. SigurdssonIceland+0.38-0.22+0.16+0.20 E. BanegaArgentina-0.21+0.06-0.15-0.37 I. RakiticCroatia-0.02+0.30+0.28+0.39 I. GundoganGermany17.332.4+15.1 M. FellainiBelgium+0.31-0.03+0.28-0.24 J. RodriguezColombia+0.49+0.03+0.52+0.53 Only players who played 1,000 minutes for a major European team since 2014; national team data includes only major tournaments.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group The club team heroesWorld Cup players with the biggest drop-off in expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes between national team and club team, 2014-18 The national team heroesWorld Cup players with the biggest discrepancy in expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes between club team and national team, 2014-18 B. DzemailiSwitzerland23.431.0+7.6 PlayerCountryClubNationalDifference T. MeunierBelgium+0.32+0.73+1.04+0.50 S. RamosSpain9.615.9+6.3 A. IniestaSpain13.319.1+5.8 D. MertensBelgium-0.63+0.38-0.25-0.84 Only players who played 1,000 minutes for a major European team since 2014; national team data is only major tournaments.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group When we think of the best soccer players in history, we rarely think about the relatively inconsequential goals they scored for their club teams in midseason matches against their middle-of-the-pack competition. Instead we think about how they played for their national teams, and especially how they performed at major international tournaments like the World Cup. We think of a 17-year-old named Pelé delivering Brazil its first title in 1958; we think of Diego Maradona ripping through England’s defenses (and famously getting a little handsy with the ball in the box) in 1986; we think of the French maestro Zinedine Zidane scoring twice on home soil to topple Ronaldo and Brazil in 1998.Some players just seem built to wear their national team’s jersey.We wanted to know if there are certain players who play well for their club but disappear when playing for their national team — and certain players who raise their production when playing for country. So we looked at the tallies of expected goals and assists per 90 minutes for every player at the World Cup and compared the difference between club stats1Big five European leagues only. and country2Including World Cup, World Cup qualifiers and each confederation’s tournament. since 2014. We also looked at each player’s share of his entire team’s expected goals plus assists.Among the remaining stars at the 2018 World Cup, the best example of one who thrives while representing his country is Belgium’s Eden Hazard — at least based on raw production. The quick and crafty man from Wallonia has a knack for playing his best soccer when the world is watching. From 2014 to 2018, Hazard scored 0.30 more goals per 90 minutes and provided 0.68 more assists per 90 minutes while wearing a Belgium jersey than while repping Chelsea blue — while his expected goals plus assists are 0.45 better for Belgium.Hazard’s exceptional international form has carried over into this World Cup: In three games played, he contributed two goals and two assists — one of which tied the match against Japan after Belgium had gone down 2-0. The diminutive Belgian danced at the left corner of the penalty area, shrugging off a pursuant Yuya Osako before delivering an inch-perfect cross with his left foot to the edge of the 6-yard box and onto Marouane Fellaini’s head. Fellaini scored, but Hazard’s brilliance was responsible.Hazard’s form and contributions are expected. Thomas Meunier’s form and contributions, on the other hand, are a bit of a surprise. The right back has been perfectly competent for Paris Saint-Germain, but he’s been an outright world beater on the international stage: Since 2014, he’s scored 0.32 more goals per 90 minutes and provided 0.73 more assists per 90 minutes while playing for Belgium than for his clubs. The biggest of his 10 international assists was the one he provided to Nacer Chadli to knock off Japan on Monday. Both Meunier and Hazard are among the top seven players at the World Cup when it comes to expected goals plus assists for country versus club. But based on actual goals and actual assists, both Belgians are in the top three.3Only Poland/Wolfsburg winger Jakub Blaszczykowski has them both beat. J. VertonghenBelgium2.78.2+5.5 Only players who played 1,000 minutes for a major European team since 2014; national team data includes only major tournaments.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group C. EriksenDenmark36.548.8+12.3 D. CarvajalSpain9.714.5+4.8 B. SilvaPortugal-0.60+0.04-0.56-0.45 The leaderboard is peppered with players who have made a difference in Russia: Swiss mainstays Blerim Dzemaili and Xherdan Shaqiri led their team to the round of 16, while Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric have been the backbone of the Croatian attack. Another quick and crafty midfielder — this one from Colombia — has been very good for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich over the past four seasons, but he’s been downright marvelous for Los Cafeteros: From 2014 to 2018, James Rodriguez scored nearly half a goal more per 90 minutes while wearing the yellow Colombia kit than while donning club colors. In our sample, his difference in expected goals plus assists from club to country is second to only Dzemaili, who plays for Bologna in Italy. It’s no surprise then that Colombia was eliminated by England in the round of 16 when a calf injury sidelined James.Hazard and James are built to wear their national team jerseys. But there are others — two of whom are often invoked in the GOAT conversation — who seem to perform a little worse, or at least score with less frequency, on the international stage. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two best players in the world,4They’ve each won five of the past 10 Ballon d’Or awards, given to the best soccer player in the world. but both have underwhelmed a bit while representing their countries. PaulinhoBrazil+0.33+0.18+0.50+0.32 read more

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Neighbouring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMaduro tells Venezuelan migrants to ‘stop cleaning foreign toilets,’ returnAugust 29, 2018In “Regional”Venezuela’s neighbours seek aid to grapple with migration crisisSeptember 5, 2018In “latest news”US offers $2.5m in aid to Venezuelans in ColombiaMarch 20, 2018In “latest news” Venezuelan citizens wait in line to cross to Ecuador at the Rumichaca international bridge in Ipiales, Colombia, on August 11, 2018.(CNN) Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing the economic and humanitarian crisis roiling their homeland are facing increasing hostility from their South American neighbors.Stricter border rules and mob violence have greeted some migrants as they look for refuge from the chaotic situation in Venezuela.The mass exodus is ratcheting up tensions in countries such as Peru, Ecuador and Brazil even as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces the introduction of “a magic formula” to get his country back on track.Brazil announced Sunday it would deploy 120 men from the country’s national force to the border state of Roraima, where hostility towards Venezuelan migrants recently boiled over.On Saturday, a mob of Brazilians attacked a group of Venezuelans in a border city and destroyed a migrant camp after a local business owner was robbed by Venezuelans, according to Brazil’s state run news outlet, Agencia Brasil. Around 1,200 Venezuelan migrants fled back over the border after the attack.A judge had earlier ruled to prohibit the entry of all Venezuelans to the state but the decision was overturned by Brazil’s supreme court.The Brazilian government has said it is committed to helping Venezuelans and will continue to try to spread migrants throughout various states in the country.The Venezuelan government issued a statement asking the Brazilian government to “take measures to safeguard and secure” Venezuelan citizens, “their families and belongings.”Ecuador and Peru announce restrictive measuresMeanwhile, a new rule came into effect in Ecuador Saturday requiring Venezuelan citizens entering the country to present a valid passport. Previously, Ecuador accepted other forms of identification.CNN was present at the border and spoke to some of the migrants. Many were caught by surprise, having started their journeys before the measure went into effect.“My family is fragmented, destroyed. We’re no longer together,” one Venezuelan migrant told CNN Sunday. “My son is in Peru, my daughter in Chile, I have yet another daughter who’s on her way to Poland. Give me a break! When will I get them all together again? My wife is in Venezuela. The situation is dire.”On Sunday as Ecuador’s Interior Ministry relaxed the identification rule slightly, saying on Twitter that the law allows for children and adolescents to not present their passport “as long as both parents have it and show their relationship of filiation and kinship.”The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says more than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador via Colombia since the start of the year and that the number is accelerating with some 30,000 entering in the first week of August alone.The government has declared a state of emergency in human mobility in three provinces, meaning it can assign additional resources to Venezuelans.Ecuador is both a destination and transit point for Venezuelans escaping the humanitarian crisis in their own country. Some of the migrants are also heading towards Peru and countries further south.The Peruvian government has followed Ecuador’s lead, announcing Saturday that beginning August 25, Venezuelan citizens who want to enter Peru can do so only with a valid passport.Once land of opportunityIt is a reversal of fortunes for Venezuela, which was once the richest country in Latin America and a destination of choice for those fleeing turmoil in the region during the 1970s and 80s.Colombians fleeing civil war, Peruvians fleeing the political and economic instability under Alberto Fujimori and Chileans fleeing the Pinochet dictatorship sought refuge in the oil-rich country, which was seen as a land of opportunity.An economic crisis is driving the current mass migration out of Venezuela, where residents now live with food shortages, overcrowded hospitals, inflation and political turmoil.For now, the exodus shows no sign of slowing.Venezuelans filed 117,000 asylum claims in the first six months of this year, surpassing the total number of claims made in 2017, according to the UNHCR.“The exodus of Venezuelans from the country is one of Latin America’s largest mass-population movements in history,” UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said in a statement. “Many of the Venezuelans are moving on foot, in an odyssey of days and even weeks in precarious conditions.”What is Venezuela’s government doing?On Friday, President Nicolas Maduro announced new economic measures to go into effect starting Monday — — including a 60-fold increase in the minimum wage that will being to take effect on September 7.Maduro said the government will provide assistance on the minimum wage increase for 90 days but employers are nervous they won’t have enough money to pay their staff.The President also announced that the government was removing five zeroes from the Venezuelan currency — dropping the Bolivar’s value more than 90% — and launching a cryptocurrency called “Petro.” Venezuela plans to roll out a new currency Monday, the “Bolivar Soberano,” which will be worth 100,000 “old” Bolivares and was created to simplify transactions in the hyperinflationary Venezuelan economy.Maduro made a Facebook Live address on Sunday, saying, “We are going through a re-balancing process.“This does not happen overnight,” he said. “This re-balancing process will be developed. This is a magic formula that is truly impressive. That we discovered through our own thoughts and analysis.”A bank holiday was declared Monday out of the blue, with banks remaining closed even as the new currency was to take effect.Explaining the measures on national television Sunday night, Maduro said: “This is a really impressive, magic formula that we discovered while studying with our own, Venezuelan, Latin American-rooted thinking.”The latest announcements caused merchants to close their doors over the weekend, not knowing how to reflect the new currency in their pricing. Shoppers, on the other hand, rushed to supermarkets and gas stations that remained open.The International Monetary Fund says Venezuela’s inflation may hit 1 million percent by the end of the year.Amidst the chaos, there have been attempts on Maduro’s life. Two high-ranking military officers were detained earlier this month in connection with an alleged drone attack against Maduro. The government said drones armed with explosives flew toward the president as he spoke at a military parade.Maduro has accused opposition groups of orchestrating the August 4 failed attack and claimed the “financiers and planners” of the operation live in Florida.CNN’s Flora Charner and Stefano Pozzebon contributed to this report. read more

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EA Online Pass codes have a major flaw they expire

first_imgPublishers hate sales of used games that retailers push so hard. The reason being they see no additional revenue from the re-sale of a game. The retailer keeps all the profit for themselves. In order to combat this EA introduced Online Pass, which involves forcing the owner of a used game to pay $10 to unlock access to certain features of the game e.g. multiplayer and DLC.In order to make Online Pass work, when you buy a new EA game there’s an activation stage that sees you enter a code on your console to unlock the full feature set. Every new game that uses Online Pass includes an activation code usually on a sheet of paper in the case.The problem is, EA only keeps activation codes active for a limited amount of time. That means if you pick up a brand new game several months after its launch, the code may no longer be valid, and you don’t get access to the full game without some additional pain.EA has confirmed this does happen, but only for certain games. One example is Dragon Age 2 with its Online Pass expiring on March 31, 2012. If you buy a copy after that date, you have to contact EA to get a new code that does work. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit also uses a limited time code, which has now expired.The thing that doesn’t make sense is why EA has chosen to do this. A new game should include an activation code that is valid for as long as the game is on the shelf. Why would you put a limit on it? That’s a question EA has yet to answer.Read more at JoystiqMatthew’s OpinionThis is one of the issues gamers face when relying on an online system in order to allow a piece of software to function. You are at the mercy of whatever the game publisher has decided to do, even if that decision makes very little sense.It’s one of my major concerns about games I am activating and playing now continuing to be playable years from now. I can load up any game I own on the PSOne, PS2, even as far back as the NES and SNES, and they will just work. Will we be able to say that about a game released today on PS3, PC, or the Xbox 360 in a decade?EA needs to explain this thinking. I can’t come up with a single reason why you would put a time limit on a new game. Can you?last_img read more

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Alzheimer du vin et du thé vert pour aider à combattre la

first_imgAlzheimer : du vin et du thé vert pour aider à combattre la maladie ?Des scientifiques cherchent à exploiter les propriétés du vin et du thé qui contiennent une molécule capable d’empêcher les plaques amyloïdes de la maladie d’Alzheimer de détruire les cellules nerveuses du cerveau. Et si le moyen de combattre efficacement la maladie d’Alzheimer se trouvait dans une tasse ? Depuis quelques années, des chercheurs se penchent sur le pouvoir du vin et du thé vert à lutter contre cette maladie neurodégénérative et plus précisément, sur celui des polyphénols qu’ils contiennent, respectivement le resvératrol et l’épigallocatéchine gallate (EGCG). Ces molécules réputées pour leurs propriétés antioxydantes sont également connues pour leur action bénéfique contre le diabète, l’obésité ou encore le cancer. Ainsi, des comprimés contenant de fortes doses de resvératrol font l’objet d’un essai clinique de phase II aux États-Unis pour étudier leurs effets sur des patients atteints de démence légère à modérée. Néanmoins, le mode d’action exacte de ces molécules restait inconnu, du moins jusqu’ici. En effet, les recherches avancent aujourd’hui avec l’étude publiée par des biologistes de l’université de Leeds dans The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Au cours de ces travaux, les scientifiques ont réalisé une expérience consistant à mettre en présence des cellules nerveuses avec des plaques amyloïdes, cet agrégat de peptides bêta-amyloïdes et de protéines tau qui, en se collant sur les neurones, provoquent leur destruction. “Quand nous avons ajouté les molécules extraites du vin et du thé vert, les plaques ne provoquaient plus la mort de ces cellules”, rapporte le professeur Nigel Hooper qui a dirigé ces travaux. “Nous voulions voir si la forme précise de ces plaques jouait un rôle essentiel” dans ce processus, explique le chercheur et en effet, avec ces molécules, les plaques “étaient déformées et ne pouvaient plus s’attacher aux molécules [prions] situées à la surface des neurones”. Un pas important pour mieux comprendre la progression de la maladie À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Pour l’heure, l’étude n’a été menée qu’en laboratoire et sur des cellules isolées mais cette découverte constitue selon les chercheurs, d’ores et déjà un pas important. Ceci “augmente notre compréhension de la cause et de la progression de la maladie d’Alzheimer. C’est une fausse idée de penser qu’Alzheimer est une partie naturelle du vieillissement; c’est une maladie que nous pensons pouvoir guérir au bout du compte en trouvant de nouvelles opportunités pour des cibles de traitement comme celle-ci”, a expliqué le Pr Nigel Hooper cité par le Huffington Post. Désormais, la prochaine étape consiste donc à comprendre en quoi l’interaction entre l’amyloïde et les prions est délétère pour la cellule, a ajouté le chercheur. Parallèlement, à ces recherches, une étude publiée le même jour dans la revue Neurology, a montré que le nombre de malades d’Alzheimer pourrait tripler d’ici 2050.Le 11 février 2013 à 18:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso arrested on DUI charge Thursday morning in Pensacola, Florida

first_img Jimmy Uso unable to cross border to Canada due to DUI arrest, Usos pulled from appearances John Cena Talks About WWE Pleasing The Audience Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Becky Lynch John Cena Facebook Now Playing Up Next Update: WWE sent Wrestleview the following comment on Jimmy Uso’s arrest: ”Jonathan Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions.”TMZ Sports is reporting that WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Fatu) was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence near Pensacola, Florida.This is Jonathan Fatu’s third arrest for driving under the influence.According to TMZ’s report of the situation, Jimmy was pulled over after a police officer noticed him driving erratically and swerving left and right. The officer also noted that Jimmy “reeked of booze.” The officer attempted to administer a DUI test, but Jimmy refused.Jimmy was booked with a DUI charge at 3:04 a.m. There is no word on what his blood alcohol level is.As of this writing, Jimmy is still in jail on a $1,000 bond.Jimmy was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction in Detroit this past February. His wife, Trinity Fatu (Naomi), was pulled over after driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Jimmy got out of the car and attempted to fight the police officers.It should be noted that at RAW Reunion this past Monday, The Usos were involved in a segment with John Cena where he made reference to their mugshots (Jey Uso was arrested January 2018 for a DWI in Texas) and both brothers laughed. Jimmy said during the segment, “Shout out to Hillsborough County,” the county he was put under arrest for DUI in 2013.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date AnnouncedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Videos Articles Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Twitter Videos Articleslast_img
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Workshop Unveils latest in fight against mosquito

first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Related Items:carpha, christian frederickson, department of environmental health Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Mar 2015 – CARPHA Entomologist, Dr. Christian Frederickson conducted over two dozen training sessions with a four day workshop hosted by the Department of Environmental Health.“It’s to give the people who are working very hard here in vector control kind of an update on recent developments and also to assist them in modifying their program, or evaluating their program as it goes along to determine where potential problems can occur. From talking with them, I can tell they are very knowledgeable about what is going and I feel quite confident that they are doing a very good job here.”It was a first of its kind workshop with a closing ceremony held this past Thursday. Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Total Community Involvement Essential to Fighting the Aedes aegypti Mosquitolast_img read more

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BT Group adopts employee ownership model for 100000 staff

first_imgTelecommunications organisation BT Group (BT) has launched an employee ownership scheme for its 100,000 worldwide employees, aiming to boost employee engagement and improve customer service.The new ‘yourshare’ scheme will amount to approximately £50 million a year for BT’s global employees; this includes an initial award value of £500 per staff member. Employees will need to hold their shares for a minimum of three years; this has been designed to encourage long-term thinking.Philip Jansen, chief executive officer at BT, said: “I want to make BT [an organisation] that exceeds our customers’ expectations and does a brilliant job for the country. To achieve that, I’m going to start with our [employees]: the 100,000 people involved in developing and delivering the essential products and services that connect millions of people across the globe.“I’m asking our [staff] for their commitment to making BT a national champion, and I want to give them ownership in our [organisation] and a share in our success. Placing customers at the heart of BT will only be possible by investing in the lifeblood of the business, our people, giving everyone a stake as we build a better BT for the future.”The yearly award will start in July 2020 and will be dependent on the prior year’s organisational performance. It will be paid in shares which cannot be sold for at least three years. In countries where regulatory or commercial reasons restrict the use of shares, employees will receive a cash equivalent; the value of this will increase or decrease in line with the BT share price.Staff working within the Openreach division at BT will have their awards aligned specifically to the success of this area of the business, to ensure independence is maintained.Jansen announced the new initiative at an event for BT staff on 16 May 2019. The event also outlined internal plans to re-energise the business; these will be further considered in the coming months.Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), added: “BT’s move towards employee ownership is very welcome, giving employees a stronger voice, which has been shown to foster productivity, growth and inclusivity in the workplace.“All businesses need a structure that works for them and their staff, and [employees] should rightly feel they are an integral part of any business.”last_img read more

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer Leonardo DiCaprio Brad Pitt bring

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:07/1:19Loaded: 0%0:08Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?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 … Close Titanic – 7 things you didnt know about the filmcenter_img Once Upon a Time in Hollywood posterLeonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio/Instagram)The very first look of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie is officially here. The released poster featured Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio and it won’t be wrong to say that this movie may bring back the fashion of 1960s America.As per Tarantino himself, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood or OUTH, is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969 when the hippy culture was at its peak. In the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio will portray the role of Rick Dalton, an actor who featured in a TV show, Bount Law, in 1958. As per the released book, Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry, Rick Dalton’s attempt to transition to movies has not worked out and in 1969 moved close to Sharon Tate. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood release dateMargot Robbie (@margotrobbie/Instagram)On the other hand, Brad Pitt will portray the role of Cliff Booth, Rick’s best friend who also works as his stunt double in the TV show. The movie will also feature Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of Roman Polanski, who was brutally murdered in her home by the followers of Charles Manson.OUTH will also feature an ensemble cast of Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, Scott McNairy, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, and Emile Hirsch.Meanwhile, the recently released poster of OUTH is also fetching trolls. Several have accused that the released poster is a poor example of a Photoshopped image. The poster of the upcoming western movie shows Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead roles. The poster shows them standing in front of a yellow car with a blurred Hollywood sign at the backdrop. Both the stars are looking considerably fashionable in the released snap but several were quick to make a meme out of it.Check out some hilarious memes of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie poster.How nice of Madame Tussaud’s to lend out their Brad Pitt wax figure for this poster pic.twitter.com/W1E57dJWci— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) March 18, 2019thanks, QT, but we’re going to take this in a different direction pic.twitter.com/cCkdv2Nk3T— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 18, 2019As of now, there is no official date for the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie trailer but the very first teaser of the upcoming Tarantino movie should drop anytime in next two weeks. The much-awaited movie was earlier scheduled for release on August 9 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Tate-LaBianca murders but the release date was later advanced and is now scheduled to release on July 26, 2019.last_img read more

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Cognizant Bucks India IT Slowdown Trend Posts 20 Revenue Growth in Q1

first_imgCognizant Technology Solutions, which carries out a major part of its global operations from India, reported 20 percent growth in revenues for the first quarter ending March, while its top Indian rivals posted disappointing earnings during the same period. Its revenues stood at $2,911 million for the March quarter, 20 percent higher on year-on-year basis.The US-based IT software services company recorded 9.7 percent increase in profit at $382.9 million during the quarter, strengthening the view that it remains insulated from the concerns that plague Indian firms such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys.The $10-billion company saw strong expansion in revenues because of top-spending clients in the US such as JP Morgan Chase, besides an increased spending by healthcare firms.”We had another great quarter and a solid start to 2015. Our sequential growth was well ahead of our previous guidance and was driven by strong organic growth in our core business coupled with solid inline performance in the TriZetto business,” Cognizant CEO Francisco D’Souza told The Economic Times.The company, which employs a major chunk of its global workforce of 211,700 in India, raised its revenue growth outlook for 2015 to 19.3 percent and has forecast a 3.4 percent increase in revenue for the second quarter on sequential basis.”For them, the fact that they have managed to attract discretionary spending from top clients has been a key differentiator — they’ve captured more discretionary spending than peers,” said Sandra Notardonato, vice-president and research analyst at Gartner.Cognizant’s 2015 revenue forecast in constant currency terms is far above industry body Nasscom’s estimate of 12-14 percent growth for India’s $146 billion outsourcing industry.”This strong show (hopefully) allays concerns on the state of demand that formed in the wake of a poor earnings season from peers,” JPMorgan analysts Viju George, Amit Sharma and Tien-tsin Huang wrote in a post-earnings note to clients.Domestic IT majors such as TCS, Infosys, and Wipro failed to meet analysts’ expectations of revenue growth for the quarter ending 31 March. Currency fluctuations and weakening demand, which weighed on their revenues, raised concerns of a decline in momentum in the Indian IT industry.last_img read more

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Saudi opens border for Qatari hajj pilgrims

first_imgFifty Qatari pilgrims entered Saudi territory for the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday after authorities opened the border crossing for the first time since a Gulf diplomatic rift in June, Al Arabiya TV reported.The pilgrims entered as guests of the Saudi king, Al Arabiya said.last_img

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Prosecution Rests In Stockman Trial – Defense Expects To Finish Thursday

first_img Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaThe trial of former Congressman Steve Stockman is winding down. Stockman is charged with diverting more than a million dollars in charitable contributions to pay for campaign and personal expenses. The prosecution rested its case on Wednesday morning, and the defense plans to call only a handful of witnesses.Former Stockman aide Jason Posey took the stand for a third day. Under cross examination, Posey admitted the nonprofits through which the money moved listed him in leadership positions. He also said he was the one who wrote the checks. But he insisted in every case he did so at Stockman’s orders. Posey said, “I’m sorry I had the lack of character not to stand up to him and ask why.”The defense expects to call its final witnesses this morning. Attorneys are still deciding whether to put Stockman on the stand. The two sides will deliver their closing arguments Monday, after which the case goes to the jury.Stockman represented Houston-area congressional districts from 1995 to 1997 and from 2013 to 2015. He faces 24 criminal counts, including multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, money laundering, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, and tax evasion. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /00:40 Xlast_img read more

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Baltimoreans Tell Their Stories of Police Out of Control

first_imgLoretta Lynch, U.S. attorney general, announced in May that the Department of Justice was investigating the record of the Baltimore Police Department.When Tawanda Jones was contacted by a lawyer from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, she was anxious to tell her story about how officers from the Baltimore City Police Department and Morgan State University caused the death of her brother, Tyrone West, on July 18, 2013.  But she wanted the federal officials to hear from more than her family members.“This is bigger than Tyrone West,” she said at a town hall meeting at Sojourner-Douglass College, held at her insistence and hosted by Del. Jill P. Carter.  After telling about 100 people packing the Nelson Mandela Room how her brother was “brutally murdered by the police” during a traffic stop near the corner of Kitmore and Kelway roads, Jones added: “The saddest part is it’s not just your family. It’s families. It don’t just end with your family. “ She is now joining with others around the nation to petition the United Nations to look into police misconduct as a human rights violation.A team of lawyers from the Civil Rights Division has been in Baltimore since Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney general, announced in May that she was undertaking a comprehensive investigation of “patterns or practices” that may indicate discriminatory policing.“The relationship between police and the people they are sworn to protect and serve is one of the biggest issues in the country right now,” Michael Songer, a lawyer on the Baltimore team, said Saturday.  “We’ve certainly seen in Baltimore what happens when that trust is severed and breaks down. “What Songer heard from Baltimore residents, J. Wyndal Gordon, a lawyer, and Louis Hopson Jr., a veteran police officer, Saturday is what happens after the thousands of arrests in Baltimore, a significant number of which never lead to formal charges; and what happens after the most publicized in-custody deaths, which often lead to vilification of the victims as well as callous disregard for their family and friends. A common theme was routine physical abuse, verbal abuse and abject disrespect. Dr. Lawrence Brown, a professor at Morgan State University, broke down how Baltimore’s history of “hyper-segregation” and its police department where 90 percent officers do not live in the city contribute to a police department that views blacks as a suspect class. Several people, including Sgt. Hopson, talked about civilians as well as police whistleblowers being targeted for retaliation.Songer, who previously was a lead attorney in a Justice Department case against a North Carolina sheriff for racial profiling, said the investigation in Baltimore will probably last longer than the six months it took to look into the Ferguson, Mo., police department. He hopes it will take less than the 18 months involved in examining practices in Cleveland, where the Justice Department forced that city to sign a consent decree last December that officials said should “not only serve as a road map for reform in Cleveland but also as a national model.”In Baltimore, Songer said, Justice Department lawyers will not limit their review to the deaths of Freddie Gray in April, Officer William Torbit in 2011, Anthony Anderson in 2012 and West in 2013. Instead, he said, they will look into police stops, searches, arrests, use of force and allocation of resources  to determine if there have been “broader systematic violations of the Constitution.”Carter, a longtime champion of criminal-justice reform who Prof. Brown describes as “the best legislator we have bar none,” said she was pleased with “the quality of the discussion,” which is often missing at the many town hall meetings held here. “People were able to tell their stories and know that they are not alone,” she observed.Anyone interested in telling their stories may call the Justice Department team’s toll free number, 1-844-401-3733 or Carter at 410-367-3939. She and Gordon are among members of the National Bar Association, which has set up a rapid response team to help people file complaints.last_img read more

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The Truth about Flu Vaccines

first_imgEvery year in the United States, on average:5 percent to 20 percent of the population gets the flu. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications and about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time, influenza activity peaks in January or later. During the past 26 flu seasons, months with the heaviest flu activity (peak months) occurred in November one season, December four seasons, January five seasons, February 12 seasons, and March four seasons.Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), are at higher risk for serious flu complications.Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to five days after becoming sick.That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.The term “stomach flu” is sometimes used to describe illnesses with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms can be caused by many different viruses, bacteria or even parasites. While vomiting, diarrhea, and being nauseous or “sick to your stomach” can sometimes be related to the flu – more commonly in children than adults – these problems are rarely the main symptoms of influenza. The flu is a respiratory disease, not a stomach or intestinal disease.Nobody wants to get the flu. But many people are wary about getting a “flu shot” that might be unnecessary or ineffective. Many experts worry about a 1918-like flu pandemic, and warn of the risks of getting the virus, from being sneezed on at work or from living with a toddler. In spite of this, only a third of us actually get a flu shot. Nevertheless, health officials encourage the flu vaccine.So, just how effective is the flu shot?The flu shot is only as good as the educated guesses of a group of vaccine researchers across the globe. Every February, they try to predict which flu viruses will work their evil the next fall and winter. Their three top choices are put into the vaccine. How well the flu vaccine works depends on how well the match is between the influenza (flu) vaccine and the types of flu viruses that are circulating that year. Scientists try to predict what strains of flu viruses are most likely to spread and cause illness each year to put into the vaccine. In years when the vaccine strains and the virus strains are well-matched, the vaccine can reduce the chances of getting the flu by 70 percent to 90 percent in healthy adults. The vaccine may be somewhat less effective in elderly persons and very young children, but vaccination can still prevent serious complications from the flu.Some people might get flu-like symptoms even after they have been vaccinated against the flu.There are several reasons why: 1) People may be exposed to an influenza virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the two-week period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated. This exposure may result in a person becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect them. 2) People may become ill from other non-flu viruses that circulate during the flu season, which can also cause flu-like symptoms such as rhinovirus.  3) A person may be exposed to an influenza virus that is not included in the vaccine. 4) Unfortunately, some people can remain unprotected from flu despite getting the vaccine. This is more likely to occur among people that have weakened immune systems. But even among people with weakened immune systems, the flu vaccine can still help prevent influenza complications. Remember: antibiotics only work against infections caused by bacteria. They do not work against any infections caused by viruses. If you have a viral infection, antibiotics will not cure it, help you feel better, or prevent someone else from getting your virus.It’s that time of year again. We are heading into flu season, so let’s get prepared.  Are you ready for a widespread flu outbreak? Even though the best protection against the flu is to get a flu vaccine every year; depending on your personal preferences and your health, there are different options, figure out which one is right for you. Remember, I’m not a doctor. I just sound like one.(DISCLAIMER: The information included in this column is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.)Glenn Ellis, is a regular media contributor on Health Equity and Medical Ethics. He is the author of Which Doctor?, and Information is the Best Medicine. Listen to him every Saturday at 9 a.m. (EST) on  www.900amwurd.com, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on www.wdasfm.com. For more good health information, visit: glennellis.comlast_img read more

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This Vibrator Orders Pizza After You Climax

first_img This Adapter Lets You Add Bluetooth to Your Nintendo SwitchBluetooth Direction Finding Is Like Super-Precise GPS for Connected Things I’ll have one orgasm, one large cheese pizza, and a side of twisted dough balls, please!Adult entertainment site CamSoda this week debuted RubGrub, a vibrator that orders food after you … finish.The programmable Bluetooth button, designed to fit a Lovense Nora Rabbit, connects directly to the Domino’s mobile app; the Amazon Dash-like switch saves the order, payment, and delivery information for easy access.AdChoices广告“Masturbation, while ultimately enjoyable, can be a strenuous physical activity during which an individual exerts a lot of energy and burns many calories,” CamSoda Vice President Daryn Parker said in a statement. “Inevitably, once someone has climaxed, they feel lethargic and hungry.”Citing undisclosed “studies,” the website suggested that self-stimulation takes about 10 to 15 minutes and burns an average 60 to 90 calories (about a third of the units in one slice of pizza).As with any exercise, heart rate increases, skin flushes, and genitals swell with blood (OK, that last one probably doesn’t happen at the gym); muscle tension slowly builds … then rapidly relaxes, releasing stimulants into the bloodstream.Extra cheese, please! (via CamSoda)“After sexual stimulation has been quenched, the body naturally begins to focus on other primal needs, one of which is food,” the company said.RubGrub to the rescue!Double your pleasure with the $19.95 3D-printed button, or bundle it with a Nora vibrator for $119.95.Initially, ‘horngry’ customers are limited to Domino’s pizza. CamSoda plans to add more restaurant chains, including those serving Mexican and Chinese food.“Now, to enjoy your Saturday night, all you need is your RubGrub device. Get off and get stuffed, all with the quick click of a button,” according to Parker.Sure, this sounds like the opening scene in a porn film. But there is an untapped market of people passionate about sex and food. So why not combine them into one easy-to-use tool? Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Zohra Redux

first_imgThe Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) Film Circle will be screening the film Zohra Unmasked directed by Jai Chandiram, this friday (8 August). IGNCA screens two films a month, one on the second and the other on the fourth Friday. The film walks through the life of Seghal, the acclaimed Indian actress whose career in Bollywood spanned over 60 years. Belonging to an aristocratic family of Nawabs, it was unusual for Sehgal to show her urge to become a dancer. She went to Germany, and got a three year diploma in dancing. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It was a training in expressing the consciousness of one’s body, using appropriate postures and adding emotions to the performances. In the documentary, she shares her training experiences in expressing the consciousness of one’s body.On her return, she joined the dancing school of Uday Shanker. In Mumbai, she joined the theatre group of Prithvi Raj Kapoor and worked with him for fifteen years, and even acted in films with him. Her husband’s death made her shift to London. But, she wanted to return to her roots and came back to Mumbai. The personality of this great danseuse, actress and the theatre personality is unveiled by Kapila Vatsyayan.When: 8 August (Friday)Where: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, 3 Dr. Rajendra Prasad RoadTiming: 6 pmlast_img read more

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