first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN National news Several Indigenous youth have been featured in a new film.It sheds light on the similarities between residential schools and the current child welfare system.The film, Displaced, was screened in Calgary over the weekend.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

13 March 2009The Pakistani Government today reached an agreement with the United Nations refugee agency allowing some 1.7 million Afghans to continue sheltering in their country until the end of 2012. The pact sets out measures relating to the temporary stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, their gradual and voluntary repatriation, and international support for hosting one of the largest refugee communities in the world.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative Guenet Guebre-Christof and Pakistan’s Minister of State and Frontier Regions Najamuddin Khan signed the Letter of Mutual Intent at a ceremony in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.“This is a responsible move by Pakistan, which recognizes both the realities on the ground in Afghanistan and the importance of robust systems to legalize and manage the temporary stay of Afghans in Pakistan,” said Ms. Guebre-Christof.Under the agreement UNHCR will raise $140 million from the international community to fund the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme, which includes development projects aimed at boosting employment prospects, reviving agricultural and irrigation systems, repairing farm to market roads, improving crop and livestock production, and marketing produce.With some 45 per cent of Afghans camped in refugee villages and the rest scattered among host communities, the RAHA programme benefits both Afghans and Pakistanis in 21 districts of Pakistan, mostly in Balochistan and North West Frontier Province, which have hosted the majority of Afghan refugees.UNHCR has also committed to raise funds for the Registration Information Project of Afghan Citizens (RIPAC) to improve the quality of registration data and to update and correct the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards so that information about the Afghan population remains current.Since 2002, almost 3.5 million Afghans have returned home from Pakistan with UNHCR assistance. read more

23 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern at an upsurge in fighting between Sudanese Government forces and rebels in the war-scarred region of Darfur and urged both sides to cease hostilities and turn to the negotiating table. Media reports indicate that as many as 18 civilians have been killed and numerous properties destroyed in the area in and around the North Darfur town of Korma over the past week.“The Secretary-General calls on all parties to use restraint, renew their commitment to an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, and redouble their efforts to reach a political settlement of the conflict in Darfur,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson last night.“The Secretary-General also reiterates the importance of ensuring a safe and free passage for United Nations and humanitarian personnel to assess the situation on the ground and provide life-saving assistance to those in need.”More than 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed in fighting between rebels, Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen since 2003, and all three groups have been accused of attacks against civilians and human rights abuses.Another 2.7 million people have had to leave their homes across Darfur, a region roughly the size of Iraq on Sudan’s western flank, during the past six years. Since the start of 2008 a joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force known as UNAMID has been deployed to try to quell the fighting and alleviate the humanitarian situation.Clashes between Government forces and rebels have diminished overall in the past year and the UN has also been involved in efforts to bring the warring sides together to reach a comprehensive peace settlement.Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended operations in the region around Adilla, in South Darfur, following a carjacking incident in which enough food to feed 10,000 children was stolen.The agency says that Government of Sudan officials were able to negotiate the release of the drivers of the two vehicles, but the carjackers refused to give up the vehicles, which remain in their possession at this time. UNAMID is following the matter closely. read more

VANCOUVER — The National Energy Board must reconsider whether a proposed natural gas pipeline critical to the development of the Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas project falls within provincial or federal jurisdiction, the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled.The judgment marks a setback for the $36-billion LNG development, which secured conditional approval from the federal government last year.“The board did not ask itself whether an arguable case for federal jurisdiction had been made out,” wrote Justice Donald J. Rennie in his decision Wednesday in response to a proceeding launched by Michael Sawyer, who received funding support from the SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.Sawyer argued the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, a roughly 900-kilometre pipeline from Hudson’s Hope, B.C., to a natural gas terminal on the province’s Lelu Island, required federal and not provincial approvals.The province has green-lighted the pipeline project proposed by TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). But the overall venture is still waiting for a final commitment from Pacific NorthWest LNG, which would build and operate the $11-billion facility on Lelu Island, if it proceeds.Pacific NorthWest LNG, whose majority owner is Malaysia-based Petronas, could not be reached for comment. On its website, it says it is conducting an internal review of the project and will then table it to shareholders for a final investment decision.Prior to launching the case, Sawyer had filed an application to the NEB asking it to hold a hearing to determine what jurisdiction the pipeline project falls under. He argued that while the pipeline’s route falls fully within the province, it would ship gas destined to be exported to markets overseas, and therefore should be under federal jurisdiction.The NEB rejected his application, but now must reconsider it due to Rennie’s ruling.“The board is reviewing the court decision and will consider next steps after doing so,” NEB spokesman James Stevenson said Thursday in an email.TransCanada has 60 days to apply for leave to appeal. Spokesman Matthew John said in an email that the company is still reviewing the ruling and considering its options.“It is notable that this decision is not a determination that federal jurisdiction applies,” he said, adding that the NEB only needs to reconsider Sawyer’s case.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. This stunning picture shows the moment dolphins leaped out of the water to the shock of some nearby surfers.As the surfers prepared to ride the waves in the blue Cornish sea, the water mammals disrupted their plans.Father-of-four Malcolm, of Newport in Wales, was visiting family when he caught sight of the show.”I was walking down a coast I hadn’t visited in a while,” said marine mammal watcher, Malcolm.”A friend bought me a pasty and I sat down to eat it and the next thing I knew I was watching these dolphins.”last_img read more

first_imgA Liberal Democrats councillor who made a “male appendage” joke at a Labour rival called John Thomas has been found to have breached standards. Councillor Nigel Porter made the jibe during a Leicester City Council meeting in October last year.He was debating with City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby about a development in his ward of Aylestone when he was heckled by Mr Thomas. I won’t take any lectures from a man named after a male appendageCouncillor Nigel Porter He also complained that another colleague had directed a mental health slur at him by suggesting he needed to seek psychological assistance at the same October meeting.He added: “It’s called innuendo. It’s a joke.The council and this committee seem determined to pursue a vindictive complaint.”If Cllr Thomas was offended he must have a very, very, thin skin. He is only upset because he lost face.”A future standards committee will now decide what sanctions to enforce on Cllr Porter. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Councillor John ThomasCredit:Leicester Mercury / SWNS.com Video footage from the council’s webcast shows the moment Cllr Porter immediately retorted: “I won’t take any lectures from a man named after a male appendage.”John Thomas is a slang description of a penis derived from DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.Lord Mayor Steven Corrall, who chaired the meeting, asked the councillor to retract the comment but he refused.Cllr Porter was reported to Leicester City Council’s standards hearing sub-committee after the exchange.The committee decided the councillor had breached the rules after a meeting on Monday night.At the standards hearing on Monday night, Cllr Porter insisted the words he had used were not offensive. Councillor John Thomaslast_img read more

Promising: Turner teeing off as a youngster Credit:Family photograph Ash Turner playing golf in his family's back garden with his father Simon Ash Turner playing golf in his family’s back garden with his father SimonCredit:Family photograph To this day Mr Spence remains Turner’s mentor. He coached the youngster through the Wee Wonder junior programme when he was just six, playing off scratch at 14-years-old and representing England in each age group and is now alongside him at Carnoustie.Speaking before the start of The Open, Turner said of his unusual route into the sport: “The main problem was that I couldn’t put my heel on the floor properly and would only walk on my toes. When I fell over, I wouldn’t put my hands out, so for the first three years at school I had to wear a crash helmet.” “It was immediately obvious how good he was, even at the age of four,” he said.By the age of six doctors were able to tell Mr Turner and his wife Angela that their son had managed to control and overcome the worst symptoms of the Ataxia.“There’s no doubt the golf helped him improve his motor skills and balance and now he’s reaping the fruits of that, playing in a major tournament like The Open,” said Mr Langford. “It’s created such a buzz at the club. Everyone here is willing him to achieve.”Turner, now 22, qualified for Carnoustie by finishing top of Final Qualifying at Hollinwell last month. Last week, he won £800 after finishing 10th in a minor tour event in Leeds and now finds himself going up against the likes of golfing superstars such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. Promising: Turner teeing off as a youngster  Even at that age Turner’s natural ability shone through, said Mr Langford. He added: “My dad had played a lot of golf when he was younger. And so my parents bought me some plastic clubs to see if it would help. And it did.” When Ash Turner developed a rare form of cerebral palsy after a freak childhood accident his parents turned to golf to help him improve his balance and coordination.Remarkably it helped the young Ash regain control over his limbs, so much so that he is now competing in that most prestigious of golf tournaments, The Open.Turner, who teed off at Carnoustie on Thursday, was left with  cerebral palsy after falling into a fish tank and fracturing his skull at the age of one.The potentially fatal condition, called Ataxia, affected his arms and legs and left him with poor coordination and balance, requiring the toddler to wear a crash helmet for the most normal of activities.But as well as using standard physiotherapy to help Turner, his father Simon signed him up to his local golf club, Kenwick Park, in Louth, Lincolnshire, where he fell under the wing of its professional, Paul Spence.Michael Langford, the club’s director of golf, told The Telegraph: “Ash’s father played a lot when he was younger and thought it was the kind of activity that would help him. Golf requires balance and to be good on your feet. Just swinging a golf club at any age improves your coordination.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In spite of statements of disapproval from the U.S. and British embassies in Athens, Greece’s Prison Board granted the infamous and unrepentant leader of the disbanded terrorist group 17 November another furlough, the fifth consecutive prison leave in a short period of time.The most recent prison leave will last six days, with another two days allocated on top of that, registered as travel time.The furlough has been granted on the basis of good behaviour and time served with the note that Koufodinas always returns on time to prison and makes good use of his leave.Koufodinas’ previous leaves had been granted from high-security Athens penitentiary Korydallos, while in August the terrorist was transferred to the Volos Agricultural Prison, an open-air prison that operates as an agricultural facility with much lenient conditions for prisoners. His holiday season leave is the first granted from the Volos facility.This decision has again seen the SYRIZA administration under fire as the highly dangerous hitman is responsible for the murders of American and British military attachés in Athens and has been involved in the assassination of 23 people including Greek politicians, businessmen and journalists.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Originally, the entire point of Tetris 99 was to promote Nintendo’s paid online service for the Nintendo Switch. It was technically free but required the subscription. And the 99-player battle royale only works with a large online player base. But then the game became so popular in its own right Nintendo started treating it like a full-fledged game to support instead of just a perk, holding tournaments and adding new modes.And now, Tetris 99 becomes a real boy with a physical European release this September 20 (the same day as the new Nintendo Switch Lite). This cart includes the paid DLC like offline modes against bots and local co-op and competitive multiplayer options. You’ll also get a year of Nintendo Switch Online.If you want to experience the joy of a Tetris battle royale game but haven’t gotten a chance to play Tetris 99 through Nintendo Switch Online soon you’ll have another chance. Tetris Royale is basically the same 100-player competitive block-dropping bonanza but coming to mobile iOS and Android devices. And it’s releasing this summer! Mario Royale next, please.For the past few months the free Tetris 99 has been one of the best reasons to actually pay money for Nintendo Switch Online. However, if you want the joy of competing against a hundred other Tetris players without the stress of those players being real people, you can now pay $10 for a new offline mode that pits you against CPU bots instead. It’s also a good way to keep your skills sharp when you’re disconnected. And if you’re looking to test those sharp skills there’s yet another prize tournament coming up in just a few days, this time with a retro Game Boy Tetris skin.Apex Legends wasn’t the only free battle royale game to drop out of nowhere this month. At the most recent Nintendo Direct we learned about Tetris 99, a new spin on the classic perfect puzzle game that has you battling 99 other online players on Nintendo Switch. It’s not only good, it’s not only great, it’s not only the best battle royale, it’s the only good battle royale. Here’s why.I can beat it.FUCK ALL OF YOU #Tetris99 #Tetris #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/xZqx0oZuhA— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) February 17, 2019But there’s more to it than that.I just don’t like battle royale games. When I first tried PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds two years ago and immediately bounced off of it I naively thought it was issues specific to that game I disliked, not the genre as a whole. I really should’ve known better though because I did compare it to Dota 2, and Dota isn’t the problem. MOBAs as a whole are.I admit that later battle royale games appealed to me slightly more than PUBG did. While I don’t care about building in Fortnite I appreciate the game’s distinct identity and can’t help but admire its massive popularity. Blackout mode in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 brings the speed, polish, and great gun-feel I felt was sorely lacking in competitors. And I love the diverse (both in abilities and appearances) characters of the recent Apex Legends. I just don’t want to coordinate with a squad.But even as the genre evolves core aspects of its, however intelligent, design just keep annoying me. Ideally battle royales are these tense slow builds of gathering weapons, searching for the enemy, avoiding the walls literally closing in on you, and culling the weak before the inevitable final confrontation. But more often than not I’m either completely bored running and waiting around doing basically nothing or getting caught in a random frantic firefight and dying at 56th or 15th place having learned no lesson.And perhaps worst of all, because battle royales are today’s prime example of long-lasting games as service with huge audiences, even though I’m not interested, as a games enthusiast I have to listen to other people talk about them basically forever. People can like what they like, that’s fine. But at least right now this one particular zeitgeist is sucking obnoxious amounts of air out of the discourse.So imagine how pleased I am that not only is Tetris 99 as good as it is but also other people seem to be digging it as well. It sounds so simple, almost like a parody of the battle royale craze. Take standard multiplayer Tetris, where clearing more lines sends garbage blocks to opponents, and expand it to 100 players that all compete until there’s one left standing.But Tetris 99 keeps what I find intriguing about the battle royale formula while jettisoning the junk. There are macro strategies to consider, like choosing who to send garbage to such as players in the lead or players already on the verge of death. The idea that you don’t need to win but just outlast everyone also elegantly adds to the sublime stress already intrinsic to Tetris. Even the gradual speed increase serves as its own kind of shrinking ring.The only difference is that playing Tetris is still fun even by yourself. The battle royale format here is a great context for gameplay that’s already enjoyable. It’s a battle royale that’s addictive without long stretches of boredom. And you can improve without relying on stumbling across other players. Really, Tetris 99 suggests to me that the future of making fun and interesting battle royale game ideas requires moving away from the competitive shooter genre entirely.Much like how Fortnite and Apex Legends are free partially to help grow the userbase of their publishers’ own digital platforms, Tetris 99 is only “free” in that Nintendo is using it to entice you into paying for the Switch’s recent shaky online subscription plan. But you know what, $20 per year for the only good battle royale isn’t too bad.For more on Tetris watch us talk about why it’s a game to play before you die and read about Tetris Effect, last year’s beautiful Tetris innovation. ‘Tetris Effect’ Brings Puzzle Game Psychedelia to PCWatch: ‘Tetris’ Is A Game To Play Before You Die last_img read more

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia — World leaders Sunday prepared to release details of a plan aimed at injecting life into the world’s listless economy, with infrastructure investment and the lowering of trade barriers flagged as key components of the initiative.Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies, wrapping up a two-day gathering in the Australian city of Brisbane, were hammering out the final components of a plan to boost global GDP by more than 2 percent above expected levels over the next five years, which amounts to around $2 trillion.“That is millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in extra production,” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in an address to the G-20 conference. “Yes, we want freer trade and we will deliver it. Yes, we need more infrastructure and we will build it.”G-20 nations, which represent 85 percent of the global economy, are under pressure to take definitive action at this year’s summit, rather than simply producing a set of vague, unmeasurable goals. The International Monetary Fund has warned about a “new mediocre” for the world economy, putting renewed focus on the G-20’s growth initiative.The final communique, to be issued later Sunday, will be based on individual plans submitted by each G-20 country, outlining how they will achieve their contribution toward the growth target. World GDP this year is about $77 trillion.last_img read more

first_img Dell Intel Meet Alienware’s Aurora and Dell’s G5 gaming desktops 0 4:40 Sarah Tew/CNET Although IFA 2019, Europe’s largest consumer tech show, doesn’t start until Sept. 6, Dell is already getting its big news out. The company’s top ultraportable laptop, the XPS 13, will be updated with Intel’s 10th-gen 14nm processors, including a six-core Intel Core i7-10710U. In fact, most of Dell’s Inspiron lineup will be flipped to the new chips as well. To be clear, these are not the 10th-generation 10nm Ice Lake Core processors that you’ll find in Dell’s XPS 13 two-in-one, the world’s first Project Athena-verified laptop. Instead, these are 14nm Comet Lake CPUs that include the aforementioned six-core i7 and a speed bump in supported memory up to LP4x-2933, LPDDR3-2133 and DDR4-2666 (the XPS 13 uses up to 16GB DDR3 2,133MHz). Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 are in the supporting chipset, unlike Ice Lake, which incorporates those into the CPU die. 26 Photos Post a comment Share your voice The current XPS 13 earned a CNET Editors’ Choice award earlier this year due to its overall design, features, performance and lengthy 12-hour battery life. The new six-core processor should help it retain its title as “the most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class” by boosting its speed while still letting us work through a flight or binge-watch shows from morning to night.  The updated Dell XPS 13 will be available Aug. 27. 02-dell-inspiron-14-7000Dell’s new Inspiron 14 7000 weighs less than 2.5 pounds. Sarah Tew/CNET Several of Dell’s Inspiron laptops will be updated with the new 10th-gen Comet Lake processors and joined by a new Inspiron 14 7000. Though the Inspiron models don’t typically have the premium touches of the XPS line, the 14 7000 is build from lightweight magnesium alloy to keep its weight under 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg). An updated hinge design lets you open it one-handed and there’s a new lid sensor, so the laptop will boot the instant you lift the lid. Other upscale touches include a fingerprint reader, narrow bezels around its 14-inch FHD display — available with or without touch — and a 100% sRGB color gamut. It’ll be available with an optional Nvidia GeForce MX250 discrete GPU, too.The new Inspiron 14 7000 is currently expected to be available in October.  A few simple tweaks make the Dell XPS 13 a near-perfect… Tags Computers Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

first_imgThey may have parted on a bad note but Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani continue to be good friends. A picture of Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Aarti Bahl, Iulia Vantur and Sangeeta Bijlani has been doing the rounds on social media.As per reports, Salman Khan had hosted a hush-hush birthday party for former girlfriend Sangeeta Bijlani. Mohnish Bahl’s wife, Aarti shared a picture from the event on her Instagram handle and since then the picture has received massive comments and likes.Former Indian captain Mohd Azharuddin and his love-life with model-turned-actress Sangeeta Bijlani remained under the spotlight for a very long time. The fact that Sangeeta Bijlani had left superstar Salman Khan and was finding solace in the cricketer was too much for many to digest. It was reported that after dating for a long period, Sangeeta Bijlani and Salman Khan were all set to tie the knot in 1994 but owing to his adultery and non-committal attitude, Sangeeta called off the wedding a few days before the function.As per a report in India.com, Sangeeta had caught Salman Khan red-handed with Somy Ali. Not willing to listen to any of the convincing, Bijlani called off the wedding with a heavy heart. It was during the same phase that Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohd Azharuddin came together for an ad shoot. While Sangeeta had been told that Azhar is a man of very few words, when they met, something in them triggered and the duo got along like a house on fire.Despite having parted ways under not-so-amicable circumstances, the duo continues to remain on cordial terms. While Sangeeta is a constant fixture at all the events by Salman Khan and family, same is the case for Salman Khan when it comes to events hosted by Sangeeta.last_img read more

first_imgPicture: A fuel tanker moves past Air India passenger jets parked at an airport in Kolkata. [Representational Image]Reuters fileAir India is planning for road shows in India and abroad to attract buyers as the Narendra Modi government is all set to sell the loss-making state-owned airline.The company has now laid down details of a tender requesting proposals for engagement of advisers and also said that it is planning on “conducting road shows in India and abroad,” Mint reported.The report also suggests that the government is aware of the possibilities of international players showing interest in the airline. So, they may amend rules, which at the present bar international companies from bidding.On the modalities of strategic disinvestment, timing, and positioning of the strategic sale, merchant bankers will assist and advice the government.The government will have the option of getting the valuation done by another agency and will also consider the report of the asset value, Mint reported.”The bidder needs to have at least five years of experience in providing similar advisory services for disinvestment, strategic sale, merger and acquisition activities, private equity transaction etc., and should have advised, handled and successfully completed at least one transaction of merger/acquisition/takeover/strategic disinvestment/private equity transaction of the size of Rs 4,000 crore or more between April 2012 and 30 June 2017,” the business daily quoted the release as saying.The pre-bid meeting will be held by the Finance Ministry’s Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) on September 25and final bids from the buyer must reach the department by October 12.The tender has also outlined the detailed offer — Air India has an operating fleet of 142 aircraft comprising 65 Airbus A-320, 15 Boeing B777, 24 787, 23 737-800, 11 ATRs and 4 B747. The carrier plies in 42 international and 70 domestic destinations.Low-cost carrier IndiGo’s parent company InterGlobe Aviation and Bird Group have already expressed interest in bidding for Air India and have written to the Civil Aviation Ministry.In July, IndiGo’s co-founder Rakesh Gangwal had said that the budget airline is interested in Air India’s international operations and that of its low-cost international subsidiary Air India Express.Currently, Air India has an accumulated debt of about Rs 50,000 crore and staff strength of around 20,000. It earned an operating profit of Rs 105 crore in 2015-16 on total sales of Rs 20,526 crore.The carrier is owned by the central government and its share capital as on March 31 was Rs 24,425 crore.Back in June, the Modi government had approved an in-principle sale of Air India. “The Cabinet today gave an in-principle approval to the divestment of Air India,” Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said.last_img read more

first_imgGazipur City CorporationFearing that there might be illegal firearms and ammunition at the houses of BNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker and his aides, ruling Bangladesh Awami League candidate in Gazipur mayoral polls Zahangir Alam on Monday demanded that law enforcers raid the residences.He made the demand while addressing a press briefing at his residence in Gazipur around 11:30am, reports UNB.The AL candidate also urged BNP to refrain from spreading falsehood.Former vice-president of Supreme Court Bar Association advocate Shafiqul Islam Babul, vice-president of city AL Abdur Rauf Nayan, its joint general secretary Altaullah Mandal and SM Moksed Alam were, among others, present at the briefing.Meanwhile, Hasan Uddin said Zahangir’s remarks proved that they want to influence the election spreading panic.He also said he has no illegal arms but licensed ones for which he pays tax to the government.last_img read more

first_imgDhoomimal Gallery is showcasing the art works and archival material by F.N. Souza curated by Vinod Bharadwaj and Brij Sharma. As the name says Souza – City of Women, you will see the most popular artworks of nude women. His artworks are provocative and he does so like no other Indian artist does. There is nothing genteel about his works. He is totally uninhibited yet so endearing and so full of candor, grace and originality. That’s the common thread whether one is contemplating his life, his art or his writings. Thus, to understand the sexuality, mystery, eroticism and beauty of Souza’s women one needs to have wide-open eyes, not a narrow and puritan mind.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’People may seem to think erotica was founded by Hugh Hefner and that the Playboy magazine is the oldest of its forms, but if we go back hundreds of thousands of years, we would find erotica is as natural an emotion or element of nature as depicted in the sculptures and carvings of Khajurao and many other examples of gods and goddesses in erotic forms have actually been part of Indian history. Then why today we have such suppression.The idea of an evolved society is to have the capability of thinking, even discussing and then channelizing the thoughts.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixLetters written by Souza are not easy to come by, though he was a prolific correspondent. Vinod Bhardwaj had perhaps the finest set of them where Souza commented freely in his now-dismissive-now-sarcastic style about the work of his contemporaries offering cogent arguments to support his beliefs. Francis Newton Souza’s work is the strongest among all equals. Souza is the face of Indian Contemporary Art internationally. From landscapes to nudes, still life to strong heads, Souza’s done it all.When: On till April 30Where: Dhoomilal Art Gallery, CPlast_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Parts  of Ladysmith have been left without power due to heavy winds that damaged electrical power lines and poles.Certain areas of the Acaciavale, Egerton area, Obeservation Hill, Colenso, Umbulwane and Steadville have been affected.Electricians are in the affected areas trying to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.Also read: Storm causes power outagesAlso read: Breaking news – No electricity in CBDAll matters addressing power issues should be reported to Public Safety 036-6311777 so that it can be attended to by the electricians. Heavy winds continue to batter the town as the cold front approaches KZN from the Cape.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Venezuela’s Maduro caught between pragmatism, ideology Venezuela’s bizarre response to McDonald’s running out of french fries Venezuela’s currency collapses 30 percent on black market Venezuela’s Maduro secures another $5 billion loan from China for oil sector CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan bolivar opened Thursday at 172 to the dollar on the first day of a government sponsored exchange meant to compete with the black market.The opening rate was 27 times the official rates of 6.3 to the dollar, available only for priority imports like food and medicine.The leftist government of President Nicolás Maduro earlier this month partially liberalized the country’s system of strict currency controls by allowing banks and brokerage houses to sell dollars at what the market will bear.The amount of dollars that can be bought on the new exchange is limited, however, and demand for the greenback was undiminished on the black market where the dollar was trading at 190, up from earlier in the week.Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is beset by widespread shortages, soaring inflation and an economy in a deepening recession.The dollar has skyrocketed on the black market in recent months with the plunge in oil prices.The partial liberalization was aimed at easing a severe hard currency shortage in a country that relies on imports for nearly all its needs.But in announcing the new system Feb. 10, the government said the new “marginal” market will handle only five to ten percent of dollars exchanged, and dollar sales to individuals will be limited to $300 a day and $10,000 a year.It said most dollars will still be exchanged through the government at the official 6.3 rate for priority imports or at a secondary rate of 12 for most other industrial imports.Venezuelans have not been able to freely buy and sell dollars since 2010. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndiGo has decided to further enhance its customer experience with the launch of 28 new flights on its existing domestic network. The new schedule would see maiden flights on the Guwahati-Lucknow, Lucknow-Ahmedabad, Bengaluru-Indore and Raipur-Patna sectors. With the new flights and frequencies along with induction of two new Airbus A320 aircraft, the airline’s frequency would increase to 890 daily.These flights, which are effective November 2016, would provide enhanced connectivity on the key sectors hence strengthening IndiGo’s existing network within India. With 890 daily flights connecting 41 destinations, these new flights would enable both corporate and leisure travellers to experience IndiGo’s on-time performance.Speaking about the latest network expansion, Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, “We are absolutely delighted to announce 6E’s new flights connecting the metro cities with the regional destinations. In the exciting times for Indian aviation, we are hopeful that these flights will prove to be popular among our customers.”last_img read more

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “We got a lot of work done here and now it’s back down to the Valley.”The scenery may be changing for the Cardinals, but the process of evaluation will continue for Whisenhunt and his staff with two preseason games remaining.“It was a good camp, but now we’ve got to take that next step, we’ve got to go on the road and play well against Tennessee and get prepared for the season,” Whisenhunt said. “We made a couple of strides last week, we need to do that this week. We need to find out about a lot of our young guys.“We’re going to play some guys Thursday night, get them some opportunities and try to get the best 53 out of this group.”After 20 practices, the team has become accustomed to the conditions of Flagstaff, but Whisenhunt won’t miss everything about the Cardinals’ training home.“I’m not going to miss the thunderstorms that we get every afternoon and having to worry about going inside,” he said. “This is a good place for camp, we had a good camp, our guys worked hard. “You’re going to miss some things, you’re not going to miss some things. I’m not going to miss the beds we’re sleeping in and I’m not going to miss living in a dorm. It’ll be good to get home.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to this report 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The Arizona Cardinals have spent a lot of time in Flagstaff since reporting to training camp at Northern Arizona University July 24.And now that time has come to an end. The Cardinals held their 20th and final practice at NAU Tuesday morning before heading back to the Valley and ultimately Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans in their fourth preseason game Thursday night.“Another one in the books, it was a good camp,” head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Seems like there was a lot going on this year, between the Hall of Fame and the Kansas City trip and then coming back and forth here. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

first_imgTransport Minister Vassiliki Anastasiadou said on Thursday that procedures will be launched soon to move air traffic control services to a new building in Kokkinotrimithia, close to Nicosia, and to acquire the necessary equipment.Anastasiadou, accompanied by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Alecos Michaelides, visited the existing Nicosia air control centre in Athalassa avenue, Nicosia, and was briefed by civil aviation officials about their work“Officials deserve every praise, as well as the right space and equipment,” she said. Referring to the existing control centre, she said that the space, at the time, was excellent, but new space and new equipment are needed “to be able to respond to modern requirements.”Speaking in the new centre in Kokkinotrimithia, Anastasiadou said the work of the civil aviation department had to do with passengers’ safety, Cyprus’ reputation and the island’s air connectivity. In summer time, the control centre handles 1,400 flights every day, she added.According to the minister, civil aviation services have not been able to move to the new building “for procedural and other reasons.”Responding to a relevant question, Anastasiadou said that her ministry is in the process of proceeding with the acquisition of new equipment. “We are trying to remove some of the problems that have existed so far. Once this is done, and I hope it will be soon – we are on track – we will move on.”The building in Kokkinotrimithia is temporarily used as a training centre and Anastasiadou had the chance to talk with future civil aviation officials who being are trained in flight simulators.You May LikeSchlagwerk | Kelley DistributionSchlagwerk 60C80 Log DrumSchlagwerk | Kelley DistributionUndoInfo-life.xyzBMW Thinks Motorcycles Will Look Like This Self-Balancing ConceptInfo-life.xyzUndoFood Eat Safe11 Foods That Burn Belly FatFood Eat SafeUndo Fresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoUK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more