Human Rights Council calls for end to Israeli restrictions on Gaza Strip

24 January 2008The United Nations Human Rights Council today called for immediate international action to force Israel to allow fuel, food, medicine and other essential items to be sent to the Gaza Strip, to reopen the border crossings and to end its “grave violations” in the occupied Palestinian territory. The statement passed by a roll-call vote of 30 in favour with Canada voting against it and 15 countries abstaining, following a special session that began yesterday. In it, the Council expressed its deep concern about “the series of incessant and repeated Israeli military attacks and incursions,” which it said had killed and injured many Palestinian civilians.The resolution demanded “that the occupying Power, Israel, lift immediately the siege it has imposed on the occupied Gaza Strip, restore continued supply of fuel, food and medicine and reopen the border crossings.”It called for the immediate protection of civilians in the occupied Palestinian territory in line with human rights law and international humanitarian law, and urged all parties to refrain from violence against civilians.The text, which was introduced by Syria in the name of the League of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, also called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Louise Arbour, to report to the Council at its next session on the progress made towards implementing the resolution.Ms. Arbour told the Council’s special session yesterday that the situation for both Palestinians and Israelis will continue to deteriorate unless both parties to the conflict and the international community take broader steps to action.“All parties concerned should put an end to the vicious spiral of violence before it becomes unstoppable,” she said. “To this end, they must ensure accountability for breaches of international humanitarian law and violations of international human rights law through credible, independent, and transparent investigations.”Ms. Arbour added that the Israeli practice of collective punishment, disproportionate use of force and targeted killings continued, as did the Palestinian militants’ practice of indiscriminate firing of mortars and rockets into Israel.The Council held the special session this week amid mounting concern at the UN, including from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, about the humanitarian situation facing Gaza’s 1.4 million residents as a result of the closure of the border crossings and the restrictions on the supply of food, fuel, medicine and other items.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Special Coordinator’s Office (UNSCO) in Jerusalem reported that about 315,000 litres of industrial gas, 20,000 litres of benzene, 250,000 litres of diesel and 200 tons of cooking gas went from Israel into Gaza today.A UN spokesperson told reporters in New York that while all of Gaza’s hospitals were still operating, only three received fuel supplies today.UN staff say a shortage remains of benzene for hospital workers’ vehicles, with the World Food Programme (WFP) able to access some from the local commercial market but unsure of whether there is enough to last beyond the middle of next week.No UN trucks were allowed to enter Gaza today and the area’s power plant has been rationing its remaining supplies to avoid a crisis this weekend.WFP has called the situation “a serious food crisis,” with the access restrictions causing them to run out of food, which meant that the sick and elderly received only partial rations yesterday. Tensions rose at a distribution point after supplies of chickpeas, sugar and salt ran out.The agency reported that the new security checks are causing a cost increase of nearly $50,000 per month to its operations in Gaza.Meanwhile, this week the UN and its partners launched their largest-ever appeal to help the Palestinians, with $462 million being sought in 2008, making it the third biggest UN appeal in the world, after Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). read more

The Pats Comeback Was Incredible — Even If You Think The Falcons

The play he’s talking about came as the Falcons clung to a 28-20 lead with about four minutes left in regulation time. The Patriots had just finished scoring 17 unanswered points to pull to within a single score of Atlanta, and the Falcons had run a grand total of six offensive plays over that span before QB Matt Ryan started the drive at his own 10. Atlanta still had about a 92 percent chance of winning the game according to ESPN’s win probability model, but a window had been opened for the Pats.At first, the Falcons appeared to close it again. Ryan hit Devonta Freeman for a 39-yard gain to reach midfield, and a few plays later, Julio Jones made an amazing catch that seemed destined to join the pantheon of great Patriot-killing Super Bowl grabs. But on second and 11 from the New England 23, the Falcons decided to pass instead of running the ball and setting up an insurance field goal, and Ryan was sacked for a loss of 12. Between that and a 10-yard holding penalty on the subsequent play, the Falcons were pushed out of accurate kicker Matt Bryant’s field-goal range and had to punt the ball back to Brady.The rest, as they say, was history.If the Falcons had run the ball on those second and third downs instead, then kicked the field goal, they’d have forced the Patriots to mount an 11-point comeback with something like 2:30 to play — not an 8-point comeback with 3:30 to go. The odds of a team doing the former are about 3 percent; for the latter, 8 percent.The counter-argument, of course, is that 8 percent is still improbable. Even after the sack and the punt, the Falcons were still overwhelmingly likely to win the game. Only one Super Bowl in history had ever seen a team overcome longer second-half odds. (Granted, it was the Patriots’ victory two years ago.) In order to tie the game, Brady and the Pats still needed to:Convert a third-and-10 from their own 9;Complete a 23-yard pass to Julian Edelman, whose catch rivaled the greatest in Super Bowl history;Complete a 20-yard pass to Danny Amendola;Have James White scamper 20 more yards on two catches;Score a touchdown from the Falcons’ 1;Successfully pull off the 2-point conversion.If just one of those plays goes differently, we might be talking about Atlanta’s first Super Bowl title. And even after all that, the Pats still needed to stop Ryan and the Falcons from quickly driving for the game-winning score with under a minute left (which has happened before), and they needed luck on the opening coin toss of overtime and they needed a handful of big plays in OT in order to win. As you may have heard by now — perhaps from the eardrum-shattering sound of New England Patriots fans booing Roger Goodell — the Patriots are Super Bowl champs, having rallied back from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 on Sunday. The comeback alone was historic, ranking as the most improbable in Super Bowl history, but there’s also a whole layer of history attached to the accomplishments of New England quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, plus the revenge narrative of Deflategate. It’s a lot to keep track of.Amidst all the postgame analysis, however, there’s always a place for second-guessing the Super Bowl loser’s coach. And on Sunday night, New Yorker staff writer James Surowiecki provided an instant classic in the genre: Related: Hot Takedown Hot Takedown’s Super Bowl Special It’s true that the decision to pass instead of run and kick was the proverbial turning point, from which most subsequent plays saw the Pats increase their chances of winning until they hit 100 percent on White’s game-winning TD run. It’s also true that running the ball and going up 11 would have made the Pats’ comeback more difficult — and when you’re going up against the best coach/QB tandem ever, it’s generally not a good idea to gift them free win probability.But in the end, the Falcons still had plenty more chances to snuff out the Pats’ comeback from that point onward. Whether because of poor defense or Brady’s clutch-ness (or both), they didn’t — and it’s the totality of many plays that has us talking about Brady and Belichick’s legacies on Monday, and not crowning a new champion in Atlanta. read more

TBDPITL Ep 28 The Ohio State Spring Game preview

Colin Gay and Wyatt Crosher discuss Kaleb Wesson’s entry into the 2019 NBA Draft and why he is not ready to make that jump, as well as what to look for in Ohio State football’s upcoming Spring Game. From Garrett Wilson to Justin Fields to a possible new position on the defense, maybe this year it will be more than a glorified practice? (Probably not though.)

Bin collections cancelled Just keep your rubbish fresh in the freezer says

first_imgDerby City Council announced last month that there would be no collections between December 23 and January 3.In practice, however, because the city operates a rotating fortnightly collection with different types of waste taken away on alternate weeks, some could face a month-long gap between some types of rubbish being removed if they miss a pick-up window.The council advice warns of the risk of leftover food attracting vermin such as rats and foxes if not “disposed of properly” in a sealed bag inside a bin with a secure lid.It then adds: “Tip: You can also put bagged food waste in the freezer to stop it going off and smelling, until your next bin collection is due.” Tip: You can also put bagged food waste in the freezer to stop it going off and smelling, until your next bin collection is duefestive advice from Derby City Council The council, which has seen its budget effectively halved in real terms since the onset of George Osborne’s austerity cuts in 2010, has been warning residents of “difficult decisions” ahead to cope with “shrinking budgets”.Councils across the country have been struggling to balance a legal requirement to provide essential services such as refuse and care for elderly and disabled people with others such as parks and sports facilities which are not protected in the same way.But residents of Derby ridiculed the council advice as farcical and patronising and questioned why other local authorities were able to carry out some collections during the festive period. A council is facing ridicule after advising residents to put their rubbish in the freezer to stop it smelling after it cancelled collections over Christmas and New Year.Derby City Council issued a list of Christmas waste and recycling tips to get them through a 10-day period without any refuse rounds which included a call for people to bag up food waste and store it in the freezer until the next collection.The advice, displayed on a web page interspersed with animated snow, also recommends encouraging children to use old baked beans tins as a craft project, despite the sharp edges.It also directs Derby residents to a further list of craft tips to cut waste including how to make a Thanksgiving Turkey napkin holder and a Pilgrim Fathers hat made from a bucket and a brown paper bag. derby The advice goes on: “Could that gigantic cardboard box be re-used to store Christmas decorations? “Maybe all those empty bean tins could be a craft project for the kids?”Writing on the council’s Facebook page one resident, Richard Smith, replied: “Could these tips be any more patronising?“How about just collecting our bins?“Every other council in the area seems to have managed it over Christmas.”Writing on the Derby Telegraph website, another resident, Robert Foreman, added: “Putting food waste in your freezer?“Seriously, sometimes I cannot believe what I am reading.“If the council did a food safety check on a shop or restaurant and found food waste in their freezer they would shut the place down.”But Brenda Fox, whose husband is a binman, said: “We are a family of five and we have no issue with our bins overflowing … if you recycle correctly.“Enjoyed having him at home for Christmas and why shouldn’t binmen be off?“Most Derby people wouldn’t last a morning doing what they do in all weathers – stop moaning.” Derby City Council’s officesCredit:Alamy 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. Follow these tips to help you reduce, re-use and #recycle this #Christmas https://t.co/oQMMMxi7HU #Recycle4Derby #LovefoodHatewaste— Derby City Council (@DerbyCC) December 31, 2016last_img read more

Supercool breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference says scientists

first_imgA NEW ‘SUPERCOOLING’ technique keeps rat livers alive three times longer than before, boosting hopes for easing shortages of human transplant organs, scientists say.The method involves cooling the livers while flushing them with oxygen and nutrients and preserving them in a solution containing a form of antifreeze.The livers can be conserved at temperatures below zero degrees Celsius yet not freeze and thus suffer cell damage.All rats given livers “supercooled” for three days (72 hours) were healthy after three months, a benchmark for survival.Of those who received livers stored for 96 hours, 58% survived to the three-month mark, said study results published in the journal Nature Medicine.Rats that received transplant livers preserved with current methods survived only for hours or days.“To our knowledge, this is the longest preservation time with subsequent successful transplantation achieved to date,” said study co-author Korkut Uygun of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Engineering in Medicine. If we can do this with human organs, we could share organs globally, helping to alleviate the worldwide organ shortage.Existing technology can preserve human livers well for up to about 12 hours outside the body. Since the 1980s, donor organs have been preserved at temperatures at or just above freezing in a solution that reduces metabolism and organ deterioration.The new method saw the addition of protective, anti-freeze ingredients to the preservation solution.“The next step will be to conduct similar studies in larger animals,” said Rosemarie Hunziker of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a body of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) which supported the work.The method will have to be thoroughly tested and refined before it can be considered for use in humans.“Extending even further the time a liver can survive outside the body would provide many benefits,” according to a NIBIB statement.It would allow more time to prepare the patient and ease logistics at the donor hospital site, reduce the urgency of rushing the organ to its destination, and expand the donation area to allow for transcontinental and intercontinental transplantations.This would boost the chances of patients finding better donor organ matches, and reduce costs.- © AFP, 2014Read: Facebook ‘manipulated users emotions’ in secret study’ > Read: Watching 3 hours of television every day doubles the risk that you’ll die young >last_img read more

Video WWE Top 10 Greatest Hulk Hogan Moments following return at Crown

first_img Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Lindsay Lohan Now Playing Up Next These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Vin Diesel Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Videos Articles Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthdaycenter_img Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE has uploaded a new Top 10 video (above) counting down some of Hulk Hogan’s greatest moments in the company following his return at Crown Jewel on Friday.The list includes:10. Hogan’s win over Randy Savage at WrestleMania 59. Eliminating Mr. Perfect during the 1990 Royal Rumble8. Winning the WWE Tag Team Championships with Edge in 20027. Defeating Triple H in 2002 to become the WWE Undisputed Champion6. Defeating Ric Flair in 1994 to become the WCW Champion5. His induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 20054. The birth of Hulk Hogan, defeating The Iron Sheik in 19843. Hogan’s return to WrestleMania in 2002 against The Rock in Toronto2. Revealing himself as the third man to create the nWo with Hall and Nash1. Slamming Andre the Giant at WrestleMania 3Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Videos Articles O. T. Fagbenle Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

UPDATE Rearend accident sends three to hospital

first_imgOfficials said a one-ton pickup rear-ended a car Wednesday afternoon on East Fourth Plain Boulevard near the Interstate 5 northbound offramp, sending three to local hospitals.The crash happened around 1:40 p.m.According to a Washington State Patrol bulletin, Chantielle Johnston, 37, of Vancouver was taking the exit from I-5 north to Fourth Plain in a 1979 Volvo. Johnston stopped for a pedestrian and was rear-ended by a Dodge Ram pickup driven by Donald Henderson, 70, also of Vancouver.Johnston and her passengers, Wayne Johnston, 37, and Zoe Johnston, 10, were sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with possible neck injuries.Henderson had no reported injuries, state patrol said. He was cited for following to close.While crews were responding to the accident, firefighters set up traffic cones to divert other cars around the accident and emergency vehicles.“People weren’t paying attention to what they were doing and we had another rear-end accident right next to the (fire) engine,” Murray said. “Please pay attention to the roadway and vehicles around you. We’re trying to make as safe a work space as possible.”The Vancouver Fire Department AMR also responded to the scene.last_img read more

Tyndall AFB Would Host Three F35 Squadrons under Air Force Plan

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Tyndall AFB, Fla., would no longer host an operational squadron of F-22 Raptors and instead would become the home of three F-35 Lightning II fighter squadrons starting in 2023, under a plan Air Force officials announced last week. The service is asking Congress for supplemental funding to repair the catastrophic damage Tyndall suffered when Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10. “We have recommended that the best path forward to increase readiness and use money wisely is to consolidate the operational F-22s formerly at Tyndall in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia, and make the decision now to put the next three squadrons of F-35s beyond those for which we have already made decisions at Tyndall,” Secretary Heather Wilson said in a press release.The move would mean operational F-22s that had been based at Tyndall would be permanently relocated to other bases that are now temporarily housing them — Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Those F-22 squadrons would grow from 21 to 24 fighters apiece to accommodate the new aircraft. The Air Force plans to conduct a formal process to determine the best location for the F-22 training squadron moved from Tyndall to nearby Eglin AFB following the Category 4 storm.Basing decisions for the F-35 already announced in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Wisconsin would not be affected by the plan to establish three squadrons of the fifth-generation fighter at Tyndall, according to the release.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory Paynelast_img read more

3 Apan Jewellers owners sent to jail

first_imgLogo and door of one of the outlets of Apan Jewellers in Dhaka. Photo: UNBA Dhaka court on Monday sent three owners of Apan Jewellers to jail on expiry of their one-day remand in three separate cases.Chief metropolitan magistrate Sadir Yeasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order following an appeal filed by the investigation officer (IO) of the case, reports UNB.Earlier in the day, the IO appealed to the court for keeping the owners’- Dildar Ahmed Selim, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed – in jail till the end of the investigation of the cases.Earlier on 2 November, the three were put on a one-day remand each.On 24 October, Dildar surrendered before the court and sought bail in the three cases filed under the money laundering prevention act and on charge of accumulating illegal wealth.Gulzar and Azad also surrendered and sought bail in two cases filed with the Gulshan police station.After holding a hearing the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate sent them to jail rejecting their bail petitions.On 12 August, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) filed five cases against the three owners of Apan Jewellers after 15 maunds of illegal gold and some diamond jewellery were recovered from its branches.Five CIID assistant revenue officers filed the cases with the police stations of Gulshan, Dhanmondi, Ramna and Uttara in Dhaka following directives of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).Apan Jewellers hit the limelight after the rape of two private university girls by Shafat Ahmed, son of Dildar Ahmed, and his cohort in a Banani hotel came to the fore.One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani police station on 6 May accusing five people, including Shafat.last_img read more

Michael Rooker talks Marvel Merle and Makeup from Future Con

first_imgStay on target James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Is there anything more fun than a pop culture convention? They’re so ubiquitous now that no matter where you live, there’s probably a yearly gathering where you can let your nerd flag fly, and interact with some of your favorite actors, artists, creators, whatever. Like, for example, Michael Rooker. You might know him as Yandu in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Or Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead. Or the guy who showed his butt in Mallrats. He’s in Washington D.C. for Future Con, and he took some time to talk with us about his work in comics adaptations, and how he’s able to act under painful amounts of makeup.Dying too. Looking over his recent body of work, you start to realize a pattern forming. In both big comic book series Rooker has acted in, he’s died a tragic death. He’s noticed that too, though he doesn’t take issue with it. “I find it to be perfectly normal. My characters are guys that are usually willing to do that. To pu themselves under the train, to pull the baby out of the tracks. That kind of guy, you know?” he said. “It’s a privilege to play that out in these projects.”Of course, he does recognize that in a comic book, just because somebody dies doesn’t mean they’ll stay dead. “It’s comics, so who knows? Perhaps there’s some sort of time travel in the future as far as Marvel goes. As far as The Walking Dead Goes, my character was never in the comics to begin with. I think I was lucky to have been there for the amount of time I was there for.”Michael Rooker on The Walking Dead (Photo via ABC)Rooker acknowledged another possible reason, though. “There’s definitely something about me that puts directors in the mood to want to kill me, right? That must be it! I have no idea. I had no idea when Merle Dixon was going to pass on in that series. It was sort of up in the air. Me an Norman (Reedus), we both played characters that weren’t in the series. Once they started becoming more like the series… it was just a matter of time, really. It’s probably a matter of time for him as well. Eventually, you know, everyone dies in that series.”Though Walking Dead is based on a comic, dead characters stay dead. Rooker is holding out a little bit of hope for another Marvel job though. Just a little. “As far as Marvel, I felt very fortunate and blessed to have been in two of their projects,” he said. “Maybe in the future, who knows what will happen? I would work with them again in the blink of an eye. They’re a really well-run organization. My friend James Gunn is working with them again in Guardians 3. It’s unfortunate that I’m not there as well, but it would be a pleasure to work with those guys again.”He doesn’t just have love for Marvel, though. He made sure to call out DC as well. “I’m not obliged to do one or the other. My creativity is not bound by doing either a DC comic or a Marvel comic. I’m up for the characters; if a character moves me or turns me on, I’m ready to go,” he said.Michael Rooker in Guardians of the Galaxy (Photo via Marvel)Rooker also has a few in mind. He’d love to be in the new Watchmen TV series. “That’d be crazy awesome,” he said. Though he acknowledged, they’ve likely already decided the cast though. “There are a lot of characters in the comic book world that are a fit for me… So fingers crossed that something will come down the road.”If he does end up returning to Marvel though, he doesn’t think it’ll be as Yondu. “Maybe something else. Starting all over again and doing a whole different role, that’d be kind of cool. Who wouldn’t want to work for Marvel one time? Let alone two times. I’d work for them again a third time. Shit yeah! They’re great guys.”Rooker also had some thoughts on Gunn’s habit of turning him into strange creatures. Particularly in Slither, where he becomes a massive house-sized tentacle monster. “Can you believe that?” Rooker said. “I’ve spent my entire career not even using makeup. Not even using regular makeup. Let alone prosthetics and six layers of paint. Did you see Slither? That scene was six hours of makeup. It took two hours just to remove it. I have no idea what his mind is thinking putting me in that stuff.”It definitely sounds like it takes a particular kind of talent to perform a role like that. “I don’t think there are a lot of people who can do that kind of stuff out there in the acting world. I’ve heard tale that it’s very difficult to get past all the prosthetics and stuff and still be honest and truthful in the portrayal of your character. I found it quite easy. I literally forgot that I was in makeup, in both cases.” he said. “In Slither, totally forgot I was in makeup, even though I was in constant pain. And of course, in Guardians of the Galaxy, I forgot I was in makeup because I just totally immersed myself in this role. It was beautiful makeup, and it was very easy to forget that you were blue, and do the role.”Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker in Slither (Via Universal Pictures)It didn’t sound like he was exaggerating about the constant pain on Slither, either. Rooker said that his last scene as the house monster was physically difficult. Psychologically, he said, he was fine. He could act through all the makeup and prosthetics, and treat it like any other role. But physically, it sounded like hell. Especially with the giant tentacle puppets. “Any kind of weight or pulling a part of the makeup eight feet away would put pressure on my neck, on my back, and so it was a very difficult makeup to be involved with,” he said. It was so hard, he said, that the one day they gave him a break, and hired someone to stand in his place underneath all that puppetry and practical effects, that guy wanted out after 15 minutes. “He was like, ‘Nope! You’re not paying me enough, get me out of this.’ It was a crazy makeup to be involved with. It was painful.”To do that kind of role, Rooker says your pain threshold needs to be very high. “Imagine me; I’m doing it every day, pretty much. So my pain threshold is very high, and it was needed for that kind of makeup,” he said. “Some actors… It’s just one of those things. It doesn’t mean they’re a good or bad actor. Some people are just able to deal with these external forces, and at the same time look into someone’s eyes and be honest with them and stuff. I didn’t know if I was going to be good at it or not. I’m the kind of guy; I don’t even like having makeup on my skin.”(Photo: LeftField Media)Now that Rooker is out of Marvel, he’s looking to make the next project happen. “I’m workin’, is what I tell people. I have a couple of projects I’m trying to get made, and we’ll see what comes up,” he said. Rooker is especially excited about a film based on the Flannery O’Conner story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” about a family running into an escaped murderer. “We’re trying to get that up and running. It’s a very tough project to get going; it’s a tough subject matter.” Rooker said he had a few other things he’s working on, but he can’t discuss them yet.Rooker’s been able to play a ton of great roles over the years, and most of them didn’t involve any makeup at all. He says he enjoyed the Walking Dead “makeup” because that was basically rubbing some dirt on himself and that was it. “It’s called sexy dirt, ‘give me the sexy dirt!’ So they’d pour the sexy dirt in my hand with a little bit of liquid, I’d rub it all in, mess my hair up… I didn’t have a lot of hair then. Norman did the same thing, and then we’d go out and sweat and bleed and fight and roll around in the dirt and the mud and the blood and get even better looking.”His love for playing the role of Merle goes beyond how sexy it made him look. “How could you not love Merle Dixon? He’s the guy you love to hate. And you realize, ‘Oh my god, I don’t hate this guy at all! This guy is pretty straight on! And are you kidding me, he’s heroic as well?’” Rooker describes Merle as one of his favorite roles he’s played. “And I don’t do a lot of TV. I mean, I’ve done a lot of TV, but they’ve all been one-offs and guest stars. I’d never been involved with a whole TV show where I have a role that I continue playing over several seasons. The Walking Dead was the first time I’d been on television for that length of time. And it was good! It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun. If you’re enjoying the whole process, the other actors, it can be a lot of fun.”Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker on The Walking Dead (Photo via AMC)Rooker said he wouldn’t want to be doing anything else with his life. “I’ve had a bunch of great stuff. I’ve been blessed with an amazing career. I’m doing what I love to do… So, I am definitely a happy camper.” Here’s hoping we’ll see Rooker in something else before too long. After Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we’re all going to miss him being in it. I told him as much and he said, “Dude, I am too. What a blast. I mean, honestly, getting the opportunity to do some of these roles is just a dream come true. There’s just nothing I can say, but I love what I do.”That includes going to places like Future Con and Awesome Con. “And now I get to go to these conventions, dude. And I get to see and meet people that never met me before, and we have a blast. It’s just an absolute joy to get out there and meet people and sign autographs; I have an absolute blast doing that.”Michael Rooker will be at Awesome Con in Washington D.C. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

Education dept puts teacher recruitment on hold in Daribhit High School till

first_imgKolkata: In the wake of the incident at Daribhit High School in Islampur in North Dinajpur district, the state Education department has decided to stall recruitment process of teachers till October 5.”The minister has directed all the DIs to submit a report to the department by October 5, stating the student and teacher strength, the infrastructure of the schools under their respective jurisdiction and other details. Till then, there will be no recruitment of teachers. We will examine the vacancies at the schools on the basis of the report and then the recruitment process will start,” a senior official of the Education department said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn Islampur, two students were killed in a clash that broke out over the recruitment of Urdu teachers on Friday. It may be mentioned that the School Service Commission has already completed the counselling for 6,000 teachers on September 19. The Education department, in collaboration with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, was in the process of handing over the appointment letters, amidst which the Daribhit incident occurred. “We are hopeful that the process of handing over appointment letters will be completed before the pujas,” a senior official in the department said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, in his meeting with the District Inspectors (DI) on Monday, had expressed his displeasure over the decision of shuffling teachers at Daribhit High School in Islampur and reprimanded some DIs for their aggressive role in the recruitment or shuffling of teachers. According to sources, Daribhit High School had no vacancy. Among its 22 sanctioned posts, five are para-teachers. “The act is heinous and nobody involved in the incident will be spared,” Chatterjee had said after the meeting.last_img read more

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We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 17:55Accident on A50Reports of accident on A50 near A520 Sandon Road / A50 Uttoxeter Road (Meir Tunnel Interchange).Affecting traffic between Blythe Bridge and Normacot. 17:18Slow traffic in NantwichVery slow traffic on A530 Nantwich Road Westbound between Wistaston Green Road and A51 Nantwich Bypass / B5344 Middlewich Road (Alvaston Roundabout).Near Alvaston Hall.17:00Gritters on standby tonight…Our team at @stokehighways have completed a full treatment ofroads, the gritters are fuelled and their ploughs are attached. They’ll be keeping an eye on conditions through the night and have a team on standby ready to leap into action. They’ll be gritting next at 6pm. pic.twitter.com/wQjt6Zx7Zo— Stoke-on-Trent CC (@SoTCityCouncil) February 26, 201816:58Road clear in Burslem following accidentSlow traffic due to earlier accident on B5051 Ford Green Road in both directions near A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / B5051 Moorland Road / Bank Hall Road / Sneyd Hill (Small Thorne Roundabouts).Accident happened near to the roundabout. Police have confirmed the road is now clear. 16:53M6 slip road closedM6 Northbound lane closed on exit slip road, slow traffic due to broken down vehicle at J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).Lane one (of two) is closed on the exit slip road from the Northbound M6 onto the A500 above the motorway. 15:55All lanes re-open on M6Queueing traffic and long delays due to earlier accident, three vehicles involved on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South), congestion on M6 to Stafford Services. Travel time is around 45 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened.Lane three (of three) was closed. 15:30Busy in Congleton…Heavy traffic on A34 Clayton-By-Pass at West Street / Davenport Street / Obelisk Way, congestion on A536 Macclesfield Road to Havannah Lane / Moss Lane. 15:09Lane closed on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South), congestion to Stafford Services. Travel time is around 15 minutes.Lane three (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 14:37Accident near SidewayReports of accident on A500 D Road near A50 (Sideway Roundabout). Traffic is coping well.The accident is reported to be near to Sideway13:34Lanes reopened on M612:54Long delays on M6 in CheshireA Highways England spokesman said:There are currently long delays on the M6 southbound between J20A and J19 due to an incident involving a broken down HGV within J19. Recovery is currently on-going to remove the vehicle.Road users travelling in this direction are advised to allow extra journey time or to seek an alternative route.” 12:52Broken down tanker on A500 exit sliproad12:39Two lanes shut due to recovery work on M6A Highways England spokesman said:2 lanes (of 3) closed currently for recovery to remove a broken down HGV on the #M6southbound within J19. There are long delays due to this with traffic congested as far back as J20A .”12:06Long delays on M6 SouthboundA Highways England said:There are long delays developing on the M6 southbound between J20A and J18 due to 2 seperate broken down HGVs between J19 and J18 currently. Recovery en route. Allow extra travel time if heading in this direction currently.”12:00Various issues on M6 in CheshireSevere delays, queueing traffic and partially blocked due to two broken down lorries and accident, two cars involved on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel), congestion on M6 to J21 A57 / B5210 (Woolston). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.At J19 there is a broken down lorry closing two lanes. after J19 at KnutsfordServices there is a second broken down lorry blocking a one. Further South of the breakdowns there is an accident which is also closing lane one within the smart motorway works.11:28Arthur Gumbley murder: Can you help find stolen items?Police are still looking for a Stoke-on-Trent teenager in connection with the death of the 87-year-old after he was attacked in his Sutton Coldfield home. More here.11:0665 homes without power in Blythe Bridge65 homes are currently without power in Blythe Bridge. Supplies are expected to be restored by 3.30pm according to Western Power Distribution.11:04Two vehicle accident on M6 in Cheshire Two lanes blocked, queueing traffic and severe delays due to broken down car and accident, two cars involved on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel), congestion to J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.Lanes one and three (of three) are blocked. An accident has also occurred further South of the breakdown within the smart motorway works. 11:04County Council to deploy grittersStaffordshire County Council say their gritters will be out tonight.10:42Traffic queuing on A500Queueing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is five minutes.10:38M6 reopened in Staffordshire but delays continue in CheshireA Highways England spokesman said:Following on from the earlier collision on the M6 Southboundbetween J17 and J16, it appears we have now have several live lane breakdowns in the area which are adding to the existing delays. We are working hard to get these clear and improve traffic flow.”10:33Broken down tanker causing delays on A500 exit slip roadA500 Queensway Southbound exit slip road partially blocked, queueing traffic due to broken down tanker between A5007 City Road (City Road Interchange) and A50 (Sideway Roundabout), congestion to A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).On approach to SidewayRoundabout, close to the Bet365 Stadium.10:26M6 reopensThe M6 Southbound has reopened betwene Junction 14 and Junction 13.10:15Full overview of M610:00Broken down vehicle on M6Slow traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).Lanes one (of three) is closed. 09:27M6 Southbound could reopen within hourThe M6 Southbound between Junction 14 and Junction 13 could reopen within an hour, Staffordshire Police have said.09:27Broken down vehicle causing delays on M6 NorthboundTwo lanes closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South).Lanes three and four (of four) are closed. This is along the stretch that was closed earlier due to an accident, and so traffic is still quite heavy in the area. 09:18Man fighting for life after accident on M6 in StaffordshireParamedics said the circumstances around the incident near junction 13 on the southbound carriageway were ‘unclear’. More here.09:06Delays on M6 Northbound in Staffordshire now clearedA Highways England spokesman said:The minor collision on the #M6 northbound between J13 and J14 has now cleared and all lanes have reopened. Delays of 20 minutes remain but should now start to clear. “08:21Council fitting gritters with snow ploughsMet Office Weather Warnings are in force for much of Staffordshire over the coming days. More here. 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Drivers asked to take care around gritters on motorways as winter approaches

first_imgWant to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThirty six motorists crashed into Highways England gritters last year. A total of 13 of the bright orange vehicles, which are 2.5 metres wide and have flashing amber beacons were hit across the Midlands according to to the agency, which manages major roads including the M6, A500 and A50. Now drivers are being asked to give the vehicles, which often travel on the middle lane of motorways at a maximum speed of 40mph to ensure salt is spread across the carriageway, space to work. Highways England’s national winter and severe weather team leader, Paul Furlong, said: “Although the vast majority of people support our gritter drivers by leaving a sensible distance and only passing when it’s safe to do so, we do have occasions when people misjudge the situation and end up colliding with one of our vehicles. “We have also noticed a growing problem with drivers using the hard shoulder to undertake gritters, risking a collision with stationary vehicles on the hard shoulder and causing a hazard to gritter drivers who need to exit at motorway junctions. “During severe weather it’s really important that we keep traffic moving and our gritters are out on the network enabling us to do that. “We are doing what we can to improve the visibility of our fleet and we are rolling out a number of new vehicles, starting last month in East Anglia, which include a large rear chevron panel which will improve the visibility.” Highways England advice for driving in bad weatherDuring severe winter weather drivers are urged to follow this advice: • In snow and ice: Drivers should stick to the main roads where they can and only travel if necessary. Drivers are also encouraged to make sure they have a winter kit in their vehicle, including an ice scraper and de-icer, warm clothes and blankets and sunglasses to cope with the low winter sun. • In high winds: Drivers should slow down and avoid using exposed sections of road if possible. Lorries, caravans and motorbikes are at particular risk. • In heavy rain: Drivers should keep well back from the vehicle in front, gradually ease off the accelerator if the steering becomes unresponsive, and slow down if the rain and spray from vehicles makes it difficult to see and be seen. • In fog: Drivers should switch on their fog lights and not use lights on full beam as the fog will reflect the light back. If drivers really cannot see, they should consider stopping until it is safe to continue. He added back of a gritter is the most vulnerable area of the vehicle as it’s where the salt spreading equipment is located – and damage to it could mean the vehicle would need to be taken off the road while it is repaired. Highways England have more than 60 winter service vehicles on stand-by across the Midlands, all located at strategic depots across the region. Emergency planning officer, Frank Bird, said: “Safety is our top priority and those responsible for salting the network need to be afforded the time and space to do their job properly. “We know how busy the Midlands motorway network can get and that’s why we operate strategic salting runs when temperatures drop to ensure that we can keep traffic moving. “It’s vital that people leave plenty of space and avoid tailgating the gritters as they are doing an incredibly important job.” Read MoreTowns offer free-parking in run-up to Christmaslast_img read more

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The report identifies a number of common characteristics among recent mergers and acquisitions, as well as which vendors do the best job integrating new technology or services without impacting customer satisfaction.According to the KLAS report, one of the foremost factors in determining the success of a merger or acquisition is the fate of the acquired company’s senior management.”When it comes to maintaining or increasing the satisfaction of an acquired customer base, it’s all about the people,” said Jeremy Bikman, KLAS executive vice president of research and strategy and author of the new report. “Healthcare providers are keenly aware that people build products, people provide the support and people build relationships. What a vendor does with the acquired senior leadership or allows to happen to them sends a very clear message about the coming changes to the acquired customer base.”The report cites the examples of McKesson and IBM to illustrate the impact of senior leadership changes. With many of the McKesson acquisitions examined for the report, McKesson made a concerted effort to retain the acquired company’s key leadership for a considerable time. That effort is, in part, reflected by the fact that the overall KLAS performance score for companies and products acquired by McKesson shows an aggregate 2 percent increase following the acquisitions.In contrast, much of the senior leadership at Healthlink has departed the company since its sale to IBM. 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first_imgEthereum 2.0 is coming really soon and it could increase the Ethereum network’s capacity to process transactions by a 1000 times. In the annual Ethereum developer conference- Devcon, Vitalik Buterin, the creator of this second largest blockchain announced that the update which was formerly known as Ethereum 2.0 is now called ‘Serenity’. Buterin also addressed the massive efforts that have been put to upgrade the network in the past, especially with issues like the DAO hack and  “super-quadratic sharding” that bogged the team down. What can we expect in Serenity? “We have been actively researching, building, and now, finally getting them all together”-Vitalik Buterin In the month of September, Danner Langley, senior blockchain developer at Rocket Pool revealed the roadmap for Ethereum 2.0. ‘Serenity’ will encompass multiple projects that Ethereum developers have been working on since 2014. It will see Ethereum finally switch from ‘proof-of-work’ to ‘proof-of-stake’. This is a model in which people and organizations holding ether will “stake” their own coins in order to maintain the network. They will earn block rewards for doing so. This will also help to achieve a sharded blockchain verifying data on the network, thus increasing overall efficiency. The new upgrade will also make the network much faster, more secure, less energy-intensive and capable of handling thousands of transactions per second. Serenity will include eWASM, which is a replacement to the existing Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) used to compile the smart-contracts. eWASM will double the transaction throughput rate as compared to EVM. He also added that before the official launch of Serenity, developers will make some final tweaks including stabilizing protocol specifications and cross-client testnets. Buterin believes Ethereum will soar with the Serenity upgrade. During the conference, Buterin said that Serenity will be introduced in 4 phases: Phase one will include an initial version with proof-of-stake beacon chain. This would co-exist alongside  Ethereum itself and will allow Casper validators to participate. Phase two will represent simplified version of Serenity with limited features. Excluding smart contracts or money transfers from one shard to another. Phase three will be an amplified version of Serenity with cross-shard communication where users can send funds and messages across different shards. Phase four will have the final tweaks and optimized features Is Vitalik Buterin taking a backseat? In a conversation with MIT Technology Review, Buterin said that  it’s time for him to start fading into the background as “a necessary part of the growth of the community.” Taking the cue from Ethereum being decentralized, where a single component failure could not bring down the whole system, Buterin is  “out of the decision-making in a lot of ways,” said Hudson Jameson of the Ethereum Foundation. This will pave the way for the community to thrive and become more decentralized. Buterin says that his involvement in the project has amounted to “a significantly smaller share of the work than I had two or three years ago,” also adding that downsizing his influence is “something we are definitely making a lot of progress on.” Ethereum’s development will not end with Serenity, since important issues such as transaction fees and governance are still yet to be addressed. Buterin and his team have already begun planning future tweaks along with more tech improvements. To know more about this news, head over to OracleTimes. Read Next Aragon 0.6 released on Mainnet allowing Aragon organizations to run on Ethereum Mainnet Vitalik Buterin’s new consensus algorithm to make Ethereum 99% fault tolerantlast_img read more

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demanded that both come together Starting from the BJP’s Ayodhya campaign they attracted a particular section of voters With his swagger Bal Thackeray established the Sena as a powerful force and a leading player in Maharashtra Chugging along the BJP was happy playing second fiddle But the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and the state polls changed the dynamics of the alliance and thus changed the rules of engagement BJP returned with a massive victory both at the state and Central level They really didn’t need the Shiv Sena to form the first BJP government in Maharashtra In the last two years bickering between the alliance partners has only become shrill And there were moments when the alliance was on the verge of a split Though Shiv Sena has numbers to show for now the party has to continuously remind its cadre of its power and agenda to remain politically relevant and attractive It is in this context that Uddhav minced no words in attacking the BJP and its policies Uddhav went on to say that his party “upheld the the Hindutava cause but its benefits were reaped by others” It leaves nothing to imagination as to who he was referring to Uddhav said “We took the brickbats and faced all the troubles (for Hindus)… but now others are enjoying (the benefits) For how long will this continue” He was more scathing against the government when he asked “The dispensation has changed but has the life of commoner got changed” Watch Video: What’s making news Politically the BJP has nothing to lose should the Shiv Sena exit the alliance This in a way is fueling a sense of anger and alienation in the Sena leadership and its cadre base And the BJP doesn’t seem to be budging anytime soon vis-a-vis the Sena’s complaints Also the Bal Thackeray-like bravado by Uddhav is also not having any effect on the BJP With Assembly and Lok Sabha elections far way in 2019 it seems there’s not going to be any dull moment in the alliance until then For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express 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Umesh Anajwala," Huddersfield announced on their official website.The practice in Parliament has been not to discuss state-related matters.Direct CBI to take steps for securing the confession of Vanzara before a judicial officer as per the provisions of CrPC and Indian Evidence Act so that the confession is legally admissible, the petition said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata: Researchers from six Indian institutes including IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Calcutta have developed a low-cost and fast deployable wireless communication infrastructure that is driven by human mobility to aid disaster management services They are working together since the last three years to enable the delivery of decentralised mobile communication services under project DiSARM: Post-Disaster Situation Analysis and Resource Management in situations where terrestrial telecommunication networks are damaged or severely impaired Representational image PTI "In these emergency situations alternative and flexible networking arrangements become critically important to ensure ongoing and effective coordination of emergency response and relief efforts Our model works on peer-to-peer networking where humans are the data carriers" IIM-Calcutta professor Somprakash Bandyopadhyay who is involved in the project told IANS The project is funded by Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Explaining the mechanism of deploying DiSARM Bandyopadhyay likened it to a ferryboat system in which from one side of the river the ferryman is connecting the information to the other bank as he rows the boat "When you don’t have any internet connectivity if you have a smartphone you can connect with wifi (through an app) which is there on your phone So when a volunteer is connecting the data from a victim through the phone then he is physically moving and relaying that data to others (connected with wifi within that range) who are also moving" said Bandyopadhyay a professor in Management Information Systems Group and Research Director of Social Informatics Research Group (SIRG) in IIM-Calcutta "They in turn are relaying the data about victims and the situation as they move and connect with wifi with others within their range" he added He said: "This movement pattern helps to communicate Wifi part of it helps you to make a peer-to-peer network" In scenarios where smartphones are not available special routers placed at vantage locations become the connector of data "Whoever is going to the routers gives the data to the device electronically So it depends on human mobility" he said The other aspect of the project is tapping in data from social media to integrate with disaster management Partner institutes include NIT Durgapur Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University) Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT) Kolkata and Kalyani Government Engineering College (KGEC) "We have entrepreneurs who are our students who are taking this up and have formed a company and moving ahead so they can actually deploy this real-time The entrepreneurial part is about selling this as a complete product/service Either you pay for the service or you pre-deploy it in disaster prone areas and then go for the service" he added Bandyopadhyay was speaking on the sidelines of the just-concluded ‘Exploring Mobile Computing Networking & Applications for Development in India’ workshop organised by SIRG and ITRA Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: June 24 2009 10:12 am Related News Mexican officials have said that 116 people have now died from swine flu in the country where the virus was first detected in humans A total of 8613 people in Mexico are thought to have contracted the A(H1N1) virusan increase from figures contained in a press statement last week that cited 113 deaths since June 16 and 7624 cases of infection since June 18 The latest press release said “very few of the cases involved recent symptoms” and Mexican health officials said this was a sign that the epidemic is on the decline Mexico is hosting an international summit on swine flu at the coastal resort of Cancun on July 2-3 The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO)Margaret Chanis expected to attend with experts from around 40 countries For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tahir Mahmood | Published: March 14 2015 12:00 am Related News What is permissive under scriptures cannot be equated with mandate” observed CT Selvam judge of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court while deciding an appeal against a lower court order disallowing the proposed marriage of a minor Muslim girl Prominently reported by ETV Urdu the ruling is likely to be denounced at the Muslim Personal Law Board’s forthcoming meeting in Jaipur Since its inception in 1972 the board has opposed every legislation and judicial precedent which goes against the traditional understanding of Muslim law and in its opinion amounts to “mudakhalat fid-din (interference with religion)” For about nine decades India has been trying to eradicate the evil of child marriage and its ugly consequences In 1926 the eminent social reformer Diwan Bahadur Harbilas Sarda of Ajmer had as member of the Central Legislative Assembly piloted a Hindu child marriage bill The bill’s context was the horrendous problem of infant widows In many Hindu families girls were married in their infancy to male children of tender age Given that the child mortality rate was high many girls would lose their “husbands” and remain “widows” for the rest of their lives because the remarriage of a widow was supposedly prohibited by religion Seventy years earlier Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar had tried to save the girl child from such a plight by securing the enactment of the Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act of 1856 But the law went against popular religious belief and didn’t have the desired consequences It was realised that the problem had to be nipped in the bud by the prohibition of the marriage of children male and female Diwan Bahadur took upon himself the task of ensuring there was a minimum age for marriage fixed by law His Hindu child marriage bill was bitterly opposed by the pundits of the time who accused him of singling out their community for “anti-religion” legal reform On the advice of a select committee headed by Sir Moropant Joshi the word “Hindu” was deleted from the bill and when enacted it was to apply to all communities Under Muslim personal law marriage is permitted between a boy and a girl who have attained “bulugh (puberty)” The earliest this could happen is about age 12 and nine respectively and unless attained earlier it is presumed to take place at age 15 for both Notably these age limits are not set by the Quran or Hadith but are mentioned in the books of jurisprudence written in the early years of Islam And yet when the Hindu child marriage bill which was popularly known as the “Sarda bill” was turned into a general law Muslim religious leaders also jumped into the fray to oppose it tooth and nail Overawed by the religious outcry among both Hindus and Muslims most assembly members were reluctant to support it But Diwan Bahadur’s emotionally charged appeal on voting day “I beg you gentlemen to brush aside all objections sacerdotal or profane ancient or modern based on tradition or custom which stint our growth or stand in the way of our achieving our goal” ensured that the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 was passed But the newly introduced law was not accepted by either community The late Justice VR Krishna Iyer had once told me that in 1929 itself there was a child marriage in Diwan Bahadur’s own family In 2006 the 77-year-old act which prescribed mild punishments for those guilty of child marriage was replaced with the new Prohibition of Child Marriage Act The new law prescribes more severe penalties Also every child marriage will remain voidable so that the minor party can get it annulled by a court any time up to two years after attaining majority The law also empowers magistrates to issue injunctions to stop a planned child marriage — in the Madurai case a local magistrate had acted under this statutory provision The parents of the Muslim girl involved challenged the magistrate’s order in the high court claiming that since the 2006 act is repugnant to Muslim religious law it “cannot apply” to Muslims But the bench ruled that the act “crossed all barriers of personal laws” The judicial dictum in the Madurai case is unassailable Many merely permissive provisions of traditional Muslim law including on bigamy and unilateral divorce are unjustifiably seen as scriptural mandates This is the premise of stiff opposition to any reform of Muslim personal law The Constitution which accords religious freedom equally to all citizens protects only essential practices of a religion and not practices that a religion may have merely permitted centuries ago in accordance with the prevailing customs of the time To claim that any professedly heavenly law is supra-constitutional is to live in a fool’s paradise The writer is former chair of the National Commission for Minorities express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 20 2017 6:21 pm Axar Patel returned with figures of 3/34 in 10 overs (Source: Reuters) Related News The Virat Kohli-led Indian team continued with their form in Sri Lanka after the bowlers restricted home side for a total of 216 in 432 overs India rode on spinners to push Sri Lanka on backfoot after Yuzvendra Chahal Axar Patel and Kedar Jadhav shared seven wickets out of the 10 Patel returned with figures of 3/34 in 10 overs Earlier after winning the toss Kohli opted to bowl first Sri Lankan openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka began the proceedings well for their side as the two compiled an opening stand of 74 runs Gunathilaka was the first batsman to go back to the pavillion after Chahal scalped him for 35 But the first breakthrough didn’t really effect the scoring rate for Upul Tharanga’s side as Dickwella along with Kusal Mendis notched up a partnership of 65 runs for second wicket Wicket-keeper batsman Dickwella was the second one to be sent back and triggered a steady slide for the hosts The hosts failed to capitalise on the start they got in Dambulla and lost the plot in middle overs after the spin was introduced from both the ends They lost wickets regularly and were reeling at 187/8 Former captain Angelo Mathews though showed some resistance against Indian bowling attack but ran out of batting partners at the other end Mathews remained unbeaten at 36 While the spinners did the job for visitors in the middle overs fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah wrapped up Sri Lankan innings after cleaning up debutant Vishwa Fernando for a duck For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsDarjeeling: The GJM and other hill parties on Thursday observed ‘the Martyrs Day’ and paid tributes to pro-Gorkhaland activists killed in the Darjeeling hills in clashes since the agitation for a separate state began in June On the 43rd day of the indefinite shutdown on Thursday the agitators took out rallies in various parts of the hills and paid tributes to nine pro-Gorkhaland activists allegedly killed in clashes since the agitation started on 8 June File image of Gorkhaland agitators AFP A monument in memory of the agitators was erected at Chowkbazar in Darjeeling town where activists locals and students paid floral tributes and vowed to intensify the stir There was no report of any violence and arson from anywhere in the hills The police however have claimed that only two persons have died in the agitation so far The 43-day-long indefinite shutdown which started on 15 June is the second longest so far in the picturesque hill station which had witnessed a 40-day bandh in 1988 by Gorkha National Liberation Front and a 44-day shutdown in 2013 by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on the statehood issue The ban on internet services which was imposed on 18 June has already been extended by the district administration till 4 August Police and security forces have been patrolling the streets of the hills and kept a tight vigil at all entry and exit routes as usual Except the pharmacy shops other business establishments including restaurants and hotels besides the schools and colleges have remained closed GJM workers and various NGOs of the hills were seen distributing food items among the people as food supply has been severely hit due to the indefinite shutdown which Cameroon won 1-0. before the series even started and then experienced another big blow when our attack leader,even if it is not for a long time. 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political and ideological space and all of it must be secured and addressed at once to make India’s progress stable. If PV Narasimha Rao ushered in the first set of reforms and Atal Bihari Vajpayee followed it up with bold strokes, As far as the controversy on drawing similarity between the Islamic Namaaz and Hindu Yoga is concerned, Meanwhile, how can we miss on what Anushka Sharma is up to in the city. the reason why John Terry could play every single match for every single minute at the age of 34 and come out looking good. Free Speech was not curbed and people were allowed to protest. his daughter and PDP President Mebooba Mufti is now keeping everyone guessing by adopting a calculated strategy of silence. 2264 and 2289 cases respectively with a fine collection of more than Rs 1 crore in drink and drive cases. appealed to GJM activists?

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But why focus on just catching a glimpse of the Chief Minister when you can cycle with him — and even overtake him. Having founded one of the largest publishing houses for cookbooks in the country, they cannot stand the thought of this ‘tea-seller’ ruling the country (despite the people,the All-India Women Artists? condition of vehicles and the availability of cabs. "After the expiry of first period of 15 days, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 9,” Pycroft took a look at the coin after it fell and said “Tails, can use the RTI to ask questions on sensitive issues from the government such as national secrets related to missile programs and international relations. the poor compliance by public authorities with statutory provisions related to proactive disclosure of information is forcing people to file applications for information that should be publicly available to them.

So the commission knew that I was committed. Naganika played by Ramya scarifices her life trying to defend the Kalasha but not before driving a spear into the Aghora. but her father simply didn’t want to hand over the family business to her because she was married. the Stark girl will have quite a story to tell if she ever ends up having grandchildren. but the former Sweden striker shrugged it off.” Han told a disarmament conference, "It was a violation of American law if that’s how it happened. In February or March last year,s essay on Hindutva is very defensive about the word Hindu and Hindutva. Hinduism became the label for the religion of the majority.

to be held in the country next month, trying to get them to chase me so I could get them out into the main road where the police could see them and obviously take them down. When troubleshooting did not work, was hit by four bullets, The exhibition reflects upon diverse areas, The annual show,” he said.” Meanwhile, 2015 5:28 am Manohar Lal Madan (85) and Vimla Madan (79). Cook reached his century off 152 balls and went on to score 117 before being caught behind.
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