Stylish Sonia dazzled at PM’s dinner

first_imgWhile all eyes are on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe during her India visit, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, too, made some style news.Congress chief Sonia Gandhi sported a bright coloured sari during her meeting with US President Barack Obama on Monday.Sitting at the same table as the Obamas at the private dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur, Sonia tweaked her personal style just a bit to show her appreciation.Sonia may not have been as eclectic and experimental as Michelle, who was dressed in a dazzling black and gold ensemble by Indo-American designer Naeem Khan, but she still managed to create some ripples with her choice of a sari.While no one expected her to wear a gown or something extremely festive, she departed a little bit from her trademark style to show she made an extra effort for the party.Dressed in a midnight blue traditional weave silk sari with a mahogany gold border, one saw her in a colour she has probably never worn before. Even her choice of gold drop earrings is something she isn’t generally associated with. Considering she gave her usual neutrals, pastels, khadi and pearls a miss, which was a noticeable departure from her style.While Michelle is iconic in that she mixes high street labels with high end ones and keeps it constantly innovative, Sonia’s appeal comes from keeping it consistently chic and personal.Her trademark traditional weave saris, kitten heels and neatly done hair have got her a style icon’s tag many a time. She does, however, tweak her granny chic look now and then, when the occasion demands it.advertisementShe is known for her love of Paithani saris and white cotton churidar-kameezes. So the sari, which looked like a kanjeevaram, was quite ‘dressy’ for her. She usually goes for temple designs, ikatweaves and gold threadwork only on rare occasions.last_img read more

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: 36 facts about Captain Cool

first_imgMahendra Singh has turned 36. He burst on to the international scene as a sprightly 23-year-old and made the wicketkeeper-batman’s position his own. There was little doubt the Jharkhand lad was destined for greatness.In less than three years, despite the presence of heavyweights in the side, Dhoni was named captain of India’s limited-overs sides and he made an immediate impact. Not long after, he took over the reins of the Test captaincy from Anil Kumble and India were soon on their way to greatness again.World T20, the World Cup, Champions Trophy, No.1 Test team – Dhoni has done everything humanly possible as captain and a finisher par excellence. Besides, his wicketkeeping skills got better with each passing day.We all know about Dhoni the cricketer, the husband, the father and the man behind Indian cricket’s biggest success stories. But there is still a lot more to him than what meets the eye.Even after achieving almost everything in international cricket, Dhoni remains a deep-rooted and humble man who began his career from the small town of Ranchi in Jharkhand. His tries to steer as far away from controversies as he can and keeps his private life away from the media glare.So as India’s most-decorated cricket captain turns 36, we have compiled a list of 36 facts about Dhoni which not many of you might know about.1. Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand after his family moved to the city from Uttarakhand.2. Dhoni’s paternal village Lvali is in the Lamgarha block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand.advertisement3. Dhoni studied at the DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi and was into sports from a very young age.(Twitter Photo)4. Before taking up cricket full-time, Dhoni excelled in football and badminton. He played at the district and club level in both football and badminton.5. Dhoni was an excellent goalkeeper and his skills in football caught the attention of his childhood coach Keshav Bannerjee, who urged him to try his hand at cricket and wicketkeeping.6. Dhoni was a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from 2001 to 2003, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore.7. The East zone team which won the Deodar Trophy in the year 2004, rejected Dhoni at first saying he had an unconventional playing style.8. While playing for the Central Coal Fields Limited in the Sheesh Mahal tournament, Dhoni used to get Rs 50 from his coach Deval Sahay for each six that he hit in the matches.9. Dhoni made his debut for Bihar in the Ranji Trophy against Assam in 1999-2000 season. He scored 68 not out in his maiden innings and finished the season with 283 runs in five matches.(Twitter Photo)10. Dhoni is known for his passion for motorcycles. His love for two-wheelers started from a very young age and he now has an enviable list of bikes ranging from the very old to the very exclusive.11. Dhoni owns bikes such as the Yamaha RD350, Harley Davidson Fatboy, Ducati 1098, Kawasaki Ninja H2 and the super exclusive Confederate Hellcat X132. The former India captain is the only one to own this rare bike in South East Asia.12. The ‘Helicopter Shot’, which Dhoni is famous for, was taught to him during a tennis-ball tournament in Ranchi by his friend Santosh Lal.13. Dhoni made his international debut in an ODI match against Bangladesh in Chittagong and got run out from the first ball he faced while batting at No. 7.14. Dhoni has played 131 First-class matches and scored 7038 runs at 36.84 with nine hundreds and 47 half-centuries.15. In 296 ODIs Dhoni has amassed 9496 runs at an average of 51.32 with 10 hundreds and 64 fifties. He is the second highest run-scorer as a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals.16. Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014 but not before he scoring 4876 in 90 matches at 38.09 with six hundreds and 33 fifties. Virat Kohli took over the captaincy after Dhoni’s retirement.17. Dhoni is the only captain in world cricket to win all three ICC trophies – 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.18. Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly’s record of 21. He is also the most successful ODI and T20I captain for India with 110 and 41 wins respectively.19. Dhoni is the third captain in world cricket to win more than 100 ODI matches after Australia’s Ricky Ponting and Allan Border.20. In just his fifth ODI, Dhoni was promoted up the batting order at No. 3 and he repaid the team management’s faith by smashing 148 off 123 balls against Pakistan in Vizag. It was his maiden hundred in international cricket and is the fastest ton by an Indian wicket-keeper in ODIs.advertisement21. Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4 July, 2010. Sakshi hails from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. At the time of their marriage, she was studying Hotel Management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal in Kolkata.22. Dhoni made sure to keep his wedding away from the media glare and it was attended only by his close friends and family members. Actor John Abraham and Bipasha Basu were also a part of the celebrations.(Twitter Photo)23. Dhoni and Sakshi welcomed their daughter, Ziva, on 6 February 2015.24. Dhoni is known to be the best and the fastest stumper in the game and has affected a record 155 stumpings so far in all three formats.25. Dhoni has hit the most international sixes as captain (204). Overall he hast hit 322 sixes so far and is fifth on the list led by former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (476).26. Dhoni also holds the record for playing the most number of international matches as captain (331).27. Dhoni is India’s most successful captain as mentioned before but he also has the dubious distinction of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas with 15.28. Dhoni’s knock of 54 off 114 balls against West Indies at Antigua in 2017 was the second slowest half-century scored by an Indian batsman. Sadagoppan Ramesh holds the unwanted record.29. The unbeaten 183 he scored against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket.30. Dhoni’s 224 against Australia in the Chennai Test in 2013 is the second highest score by an Indian captain. En route to 224, Dhoni registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper when he was on 193, beating Budhi Kunderan’s 192.31. Dhoni is known to be one of the greatest ODI players in history and over the years has been the best finisher in limited-overs cricket. His awesome but unconventional batting skills has helped him average over 50 in ODI cricket despite his batting position in the middle order. He has the highest batting average among wicket-keepers in ODIs.(Twitter Photo)32. For Dhoni has always maintained that the Army is his first love and was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 1 November 2011. “I love my country, I tell my wife shie is only the third most important after my country and my parents, in that order,” Dhoni once said.33. Dhoni has a huge fan following in India and abroad. Among the many crazy fans he has met over the years, there was one girl in Ranchi who chased his Hummer in her scooty and clicked a selfie with him at the Airport.34. Dhoni is the only cricketer to feature in seven IPL finals. He has won the tournament twice with Chennai Super Kings in 2010 and 2011, being the only captain to defend the title.35. Dhoni was a huge fan of John Abraham copied and had long hair just like him. He even cut his hair short when the Bollywood actor did so.36. Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had asked Dhoni not to cut his hair on the 2004-05 Tour. However, a few years later he was sporting a short hairdo.advertisementlast_img read more

FIFA defends VAR despite World Cup controversy

first_imgFIFA says 98 per cent of Video Assistant Referee [VAR] reviewed decisions in the Women’s World Cup group stage have been correct despite controversy surrounding several calls made during the tournament.Pierluigi Collina, chairman of FIFA’s Referees Committee, believes VAR is an essential tool to help referees make the right decisions and denied it was still being tested by the governing body.”VAR cannot be blind, cannot ignore. If you have a tool that offers you the possibility to check, you have to check,” Collina said during an entertaining 90-minute press conference in which he showed screenshots of VAR decisions on his mobile phone. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “We are not experimenting. We are simply implementing the laws of the game.”The VAR process has come under criticism for its results during the current Women’s World Cup with the tournament marred by incidents such as three goals being disallowed in the France-Brazil round-of-16 match and penalty retakes in two matches for goalkeepers encroaching by centimetres.During their round-of-16 match defeat to England, Cameroon’s player appeared to stop playing on multiple occasions in protest of VAR interventions that went against their team.According to FIFA, if you take VAR away from the Women’s World Cup group stage, the accuracy rate of match-changing decisions, which involve goals, penalties, red cards or mistaken identity, drops from 98% to 92.51%.VAR refereeThe governing body also points to the system’s success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where it says 99.3% of crucial calls were correct – a number that would be reduced to 95% without the VAR. While VAR has been trialled and implemented in several men’s football leagues worldwide, it has yet to be deployed in any women’s leagues. Its usage at the current World Cup in Paris represents its debut in the women’s game with female referees only attending four FIFA-organised sessions on the system’s processes.last_img read more

I was lucky Montana First Nation man attacked by pack of dogs

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsA man in Montana First Nation can barely walk after being attacked by a pack of dogs.Henry Rabbit needed 50 staples to close a wound in his leg after the attack.“I fought off as best as I could. I swung, I fell and landed on one knee and that is where they attacked me,” he said.“They bit my leg. I don’t know if I was bit twice. To me, I only seen one.”(Rabbit is still recovering from the attack. Photo: Chris Stewart/APTN)Rabbit said he was out for a walk on Aug 31 when a group of dogs approached him and attacked.He said he’s not the only this has happened to.“Before me, there were two others who were bitten before me,” he said. “We thought someone would do something. No. Still no bylaws or anything, which we should have by now.”He said he’s waiting to hear back from leadership on what they plan to do about the problem.Rabbit is worried that other people will be attacked.“I was lucky to have a vehicle come by and I jumped in that vehicle right away. They took me to a friend’s house and that’s where they helped make me feel better. They took care of my wound. They made sure I wasn’t bleeding much,” he said.“All the first aid procedures they did.”(Rabbit required 50 staples to close the wound in his leg. Photo courtesy: Henry Rabbit)APTN News asked Montana band leaders about dock attacks but no one has responded.Rabbit hopes that no one else gets hurt.“I’m just worried that a kid will get attacked or an elder because they can’t defend themselves,” he said.“Like what I tried to do.” read more

Claims for US jobless benefits bounce up 53,000 to 253,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment checks hit the highest mark since September 2017, but they’re still low enough that most workers continue to enjoy job security.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid rose by 53,000 last week to 253,000 from a 49-year low 200,000 the week before. The four-week average, which is less volatile, rose by 5,000 to 220,250.The number of federal workers seeking unemployment benefits fell 42 per cent, to 14,739. A 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government ended last week.Claims are a proxy for layoffs. Unemployment has dropped to 3.9 per cent. Employers last month went on a hiring spree and added 312,000 jobs. The January jobs report, out Friday, is expected to show they began 2019 by hiring 165,000.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press read more

NEWSMAKER UN envoy for malaria optimistic on reaching nearzero deaths by 2015

14 April 2010Malaria, which causes an estimated one million deaths around the world every year, will cease to be a killer by 2015 if the world can keep up its current momentum in efforts to combat the disease, the official spearheading United Nations efforts against malaria says. Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, says the most effective way to reach the goal of zero or near-zero deaths by 2015 is to strive to provide bed nets to all people who live in malaria-endemic countries by the end of this year, a milestone he is hopeful will be reached provided that donors continue funding the ‘Counting Malaria Out’ campaign.The two-year campaign is designed to intensify global efforts to make mosquito nets available for all populations at risk and to reduce the number of malaria cases and deaths by 50 per cent by the end of 2010.Malaria, which is caused by a parasite transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes, kills an estimated one million people around the world every year with most of these deaths occurring in Africa.“Once we reach that goal we must be ever diligent and vigilant after 2010. We have to keep replacing bed nets and we have to be aware of the malaria parasites developing resistance to the medication or the mosquito developing resistance to the insecticide on the net,” Mr. Chambers told the UN News Centre in an interview ahead of World Malaria Day on 25 April.“If we stay vigilant, if we accomplish our goal this year, we are predicting zero deaths from or near-zero deaths from malaria by 2015,” says Mr. Chambers, who was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2008 to help raise awareness of the global malaria problem and to lead efforts to raise funds to fight the disease.Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The disease is a major health problem in Africa where most of the deaths occur.“I believe very strongly and with heartfelt passion that if we keep working all together as hard and as cooperatively as we’ve been working, we will have taken a disease that had become a ‘genocide’ and virtually eliminate deaths from it until a vaccine comes along,’ says Mr. Chambers.“This is really unprecedented in our lifetimes and it should encourage us with regard to maternal health, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, TB [tuberculosis] and other diseases. I think malaria can stand up as an example of just what progress we can make by all working together,” he adds. read more

Persons claiming to be Govt agents threaten Guyana Times

The management of the Guyana Times newspaper, in a released statement, has outlined that persons who claimed to be agents of the Government have been calling and threatening the publication, that it will face “dire consequences” should it continue to publish news items that are critical of the incumbent Administration.“As an independent media house, Guyana Times has striven to express the views of all Guyanese irrespective of religion, race, creed, or political background. This media house, over the past 10 years, has stood firm as a watchdog of our democracy and against Government excesses” the statement said.Moreover, the popular publication cited Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration which speaks to the protection of Press Freedom and emphasised the part of the Declaration which says that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”The media publication says it views the reported threats as “being aimed at silencing us as a media house from performing our role as the fourth estate of democratic government.”To that end however, Guyana Times says it “will not be intimidated by these threats and will continue to report and cover the news fairly and fearlessly as it unfolds.”See their full statement below:Guyana Times has received a number of threats from persons, who claimed to be agents of the Government to stop publishing news items, which are critical of the Administration.These persons have threatened that should this newspaper continue to pursue articles which are critical of the Government, its owners, management and affiliate companies will face dire consequences.As an independent media house, Guyana Times has striven to express the views of all Guyanese irrespective of religion, race, creed, or political background. This media house, over the past 10 years, has stood firm as a watchdog of our democracy and against Government excesses.Guyana Times, along with its sister companies Television Guyana (TVG-CH 28) and Radio Guyana Inc (RGI), is housed at the Sanata Complex, Ruimveldt Industrial Site, Georgetown.We are of the view that this threat is aimed at silencing us as a media house from performing our role as the fourth estate of democratic government.Freedom of the press is protected by Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration. This article is explicit in its protection of freedoms and more significantly, points to: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”In the past, this media house has been threatened by Government officials. In particular one Government official called for the torching of Sanata Complex, which houses among other entities, Guyana Times newspaper, Television Guyana (TVG-CH 28) and Radio Guyana Inc (RGI).Guyana Times assures our readers and public that we will not be intimidated by these threats and will continue to report and cover the news fairly and fearlessly as it unfolds. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPNC/R retracts statement, says President committed to non-interference in independent mediaMay 23, 2018In “latest news”Guyana Gov’t says it has never been accused of intimidating JournalistsNovember 3, 2014In “Politics”PPP calls out GHRA over ‘silence’ on spiraling crime, Amerindian biasNovember 21, 2016In “latest news” read more

New burdens as EU banned chemicals list is tripled

first_imgManufacturers and distributors across a broad range of industries which place products on the EU market face “significant” extra costs under EU proposals to nearly triple the number of banned chemicals. There are currently six substances outlawed in the EU. However, the European Chemicals Agency has recommended to the EU Commission adding a further 13 chemical compounds to that list. The new list includes chemicals used in paint production, pigments, ceramics, glazes and metal processing.“This would be a marked expansion and represent a huge undertaking for industry to ensure its stock of products were compliant; a process likely to entail significant costs” said John Doherty, a partner and EU regulation specialist at law firm Manches. Doherty said the bans could be in place within approximately two years.“This is a further example of the seemingly ever-increasing compliance burden imposed by the EU, which is stacking up costs for the UK construction industry, amongst others, at a time when it could do without them.”“Industry needs to consider whether any exemptions can be negotiated, which the regulations do allow for if there is no suitable alternative in a particular function”The additional chemical compounds proposed for a ban are:• Seven chromium compounds (chromium trioxide, chromic acid, sodium potassium chromate, and sodium chromate);• Five cobalt compounds (cobalt sulphate, cobalt dichloride, cobalt dinitrate, cobalt carbonate, and cobalt diacetate); and• The solvent trichloroethylene.All 13 substances are currently listed as Substances of Very High Concern. If a ban is imposed, companies can request authorisation to continue use in specific cases, if no alternatives are available. The six substances currently banned / identified to be phased-out under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation are as follows:1. 5-ter-butyl-2,4,6-trinito-m-xylene (musk xylene),2. 4,4′-diaminodiphenylmethane (MDA),3. hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD),4. bis(2-ethylexyl) phthalate (DEHP),5. benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)6. dibutyl phthalate (DBP).last_img read more

Former QLD minister Bombolas patron of Down Syndrome Awareness Week

first_imgChris Bombolas’ nephew, Alex, is like many other boys in his early 20s. He has a part-time job, he lives with his parents, and he loves sports.But there’s one thing that makes Alex different – he has Down syndrome.Today marks the start of Down Syndrome Awareness Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of Down syndrome, an error in the body’s cell development which results in 47 chromosomes rather than the usual 46.Bombolas, a former state Labor politician and TV presenter, is the patron of the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland.He said he was honoured to take up the position eight months ago, just as he was proud when Alex competed on the Queensland swimming team in the Special Olympics.“I’m a proud uncle who has supported him over the years,” Bombolas told Neos Kosmos.But it hasn’t always been easy, he adds.“When he was first diagnosed, it was quite a shock to the family,” he said.“People weren’t as familiar with the condition and the symptoms and what it meant.”This is why Down Syndrome Awareness Week, which features fundraising ‘Buddy Walks’ in major cities around the country, is so important to Bombolas.“The purpose of Down Syndrome Awareness Week is to challenge outdated stereotypes and to celebrate attributes, talents and achievements of people with Down Syndrome,” he said.While there’s no one characteristic uniting Alex with all other people with Down syndrome, the extra chromosome in every cell in the body affects development.Bombolas said Down Syndrome Awareness Week is about celebrating diversity, something the Greek community knows plenty about.“A lot of people are scared, it’s the old ‘not knowing what it’s all about’ thing,” he said.“We want to show people that these guys are a part of society and can make contributions.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Truck knocks down power line in Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A truck knocked down a power line in Miami Beach, Friday afternoon, causing a host of troubles.Crews are working to clear the scene near Alton Road and 56th Street after a truck struck a low hanging power line, knocking down a light pole.The area has been blocked off while Florida Power and Light fixes the damage.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

MercedesBenz CLA Shooting Brake puts junk back in the trunk

first_img See All • reading • Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake puts junk back in the trunk More about 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Review • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 review: Raising the entry-level bar 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 review: More luxurious and techy than ever Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s 86 Photos Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake adds function to form More From Roadshow Comment Tags Preview • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan: A class above The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is an A-Class that’s been chopped up to add style at the cost of capacity. But what if you want some style and cargo room simultaneously? You could get a regular A-Class hatchback, sure, or you could opt for the new CLA Shooting Brake.Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled the CLA-Class Shooting Brake at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Just like the last CLA Shooting Brake, this one builds on the style of the CLA-Class with an extra dose of wagon at the back for added versatility.In terms of looks, it’s pretty darn close to the new CLA-Class. The headlights are on the more angular side, the side is largely free of character lines while the rear end relies on the same “coupe” taillights seen on the CLA and CLS. The Shooting Brake’s wagon-ish rear end packs an aggressive taper that helps separate it from the A-Class Hatchback. Its 0.26 drag coefficient is a little less slippery than the CLA-Class (0.23), but not by much.Enlarge ImageAs far as quasi-wagons go, this one’s a looker. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow The interior is almost a carbon copy of the CLA, with both its screens slapped onto the same “surfboard” piece of glass. There’s ample storage space ahead of the redesigned touchpad controller. If you’ve seen the A-Class or the CLA-Class, the story is pretty much the same here. The centerpiece of the CLA Shooting Brake’s tech is MBUX, Mercedes-Benz’s latest and greatest infotainment system. Like the A-Class and CLA-Class (again), MBUX packs a digital assistant with natural language processing, and the system itself is vastly more responsive and capable than the outgoing COMAND system. It also packs a suite of active and passive driver aids that allow the vehicle to hold itself in a lane on the highway, but it can also change lanes automatically after the driver applies the turn signal.In Europe, the CLA Shooting Brake will be offered with a variety of gas and diesel engines. Both manual and dual-clutch transmissions will be available, and buyers will have a choice of two or four driven wheels. The CLA Shooting Brake goes on sale in Europe in September and, as with the previous iteration, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see it in the US. Heck, we don’t even get the A-Class Hatchback. Share your voice Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class first drive: ‘The S-Class of SUVs’ earns its title 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Loud and proud, and absolutely divine Wagons Hatchbacks Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Geneva Motor Show 2019 1 Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the USlast_img read more

Summers in Palmer home to Friday Fling market

first_imgOutdoor summer markets are ramping up with patrons and vendors abuzz over early season plant starts, delicious food, and crafts like homemade soap, jewelry, hats and mittens.In Palmer, beneath a backdrop of snow laden mountains, you’ll find all of that and more at the Friday Fling, which runs each Friday through August, from midday to late afternoon.Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove visited last week and has a little taste of what you can expect.Listen nowlast_img

BNP leader Farroque sent to jail on surrender

first_imgA Dhaka court on Sunday sent opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Joynal Abdin Farroque to jail when he surrendered before it in four arson cases filed with Paltan police station in 2015, reports UNB.Metropolitan magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmeen rejected the bail petitions filed by the BNP leader.However, the court granted him bail in two other arson cases.All the cases were filed with the Paltan police station against Farroque during the countrywide blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance in 2015.last_img

Its us or no one Nonprofit defends LGBTQ students from their univers

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Over her four years at Fuller Theological Seminary’s campus in Houston, Joanna Maxon had come out to most of her teachers and classmates, and many knew that she was married to a woman.But after Maxon turned over a copy of her tax return, filed jointly with her wife, as part of her annual financial aid application earlier this year, a complaint about her marriage was brought to the dean. In October 2018, less than a year before she expected to graduate, she was suddenly dismissed.Months went by before Maxon could stand to make the situation public.“It took me a while to get to the point where I could talk about it,” Maxon said. “It feels like trauma.”But once she was ready to share her story in June, Maxon’s wife and friend got into contact with Brave Commons.Brave Commons is an advocacy organization that helps queer students like Joanna who experience discrimination, often at conservative evangelical schools. Students at these campuses are often processing their sexuality after growing up in conservative homes. Besides dealing with adversarial school bureaucracies, they are frequently dealing with their own questions about their sexuality and how to be a LGBTQ person of faith.Brave Commons offers sanctuary to those students, giving them space to ask questions about sexuality and faith and advocating for them when their colleges discriminate against them.“Institutions have more resources and money, but we have people that care,” said Lauren Ileana Sotolongo, co-executive director of Brave Commons. “We can’t put that in a bank, but that is so much more valuable.”Brave Commons executive directors Michael Vazquez, from left, Lauren Ileana Sotolongo and Erin Green. Courtesy photosSotolongo, Michael Vazquez and Erin Green, who all share the title of executive director, have had their own personal experiences with exclusion at Christian universities.While attending seminary in Michigan in 2017, Vazquez was asked by other queer students at two nearby evangelical colleges to help organize protests against homophobic speakers who had been invited to give lectures on those campuses, as well as homophobic statements made by chaplains at one of the schools. After the events, Vazquez was expelled from his seminary for his involvement.“Brave Commons was not birthed without cost,” Vazquez said of his dismissal.As increasing numbers of queer students at surrounding colleges began to reach out to him, he helped lead inclusive Bible studies and more actions.As it became clear that a number of students needed both advocacy and spiritual care, Vazquez needed more help to make the work sustainable. A friend connected him with Green and Sotolongo, who joined him as co-directors in the summer of 2018. Both were involved with underground groups for LGBTQ students at Christian colleges, and with Green on the West Coast and Sotolongo on the East, they complemented Vazquez, who was living in the Midwest at the time.Taking from mujerista theology, which focuses on the experiences and liberation of Latinx women — Vazquez emphasizes that all of their work, from their decisions as co-directors to their protection of students, is done conjunto — together.The three directors have turned Brave Commons into a national organization that advocates for LGBTQ students, especially students of color, in hopes of changing homophobic policies. They also offer support in the absence of helpful ministry from Christian institutions themselves.The unicorn is the Brave Commons mascot. Courtesy imageBrave Commons makes it clear that they provide help, not the goal. When students ask them to step in to intervene with an institution, they come to the school but will only help the students pursue their own desired outcomes.The organization will have a conversation with students to find out what they need and then pursue it with them, whether it’s a social media call to action or a protest on campus.Students may want to call attention to discrimination while maintaining their own anonymity. In these cases, Brave Commons steps in to protect the students by “diverting the attention from the students onto (themselves),” Green said. Students will often want to remain anonymous because they are financially vulnerable and could lose scholarships or support from their parents if outed.In addition to helping students organize, Brave Commons is concerned about the students’ spiritual and emotional health, which often suffers when Christian colleges push them into the shadows.“At most of the colleges and universities that we’ve worked at, students are not allowed to openly gather as a group of queer students,” Vazquez said.To reach students who are isolated, both socially and geographically, Brave Commons often uses social media. “There really is a growing network,” said Vazquez.“It’s a tradition, you could say, in the queer and trans community,” Sotolongo said of the community bond built on social media. “There’s this network of people that you know you can trust. You have your own kind of congregation that is saying that they have your back.”“So many of us have experienced the betrayal of our Christian communities,” said Matthias Roberts, host of the podcast Queerology, who says he often connects students who reach out to him to Brave Commons. “We know in our bones that no one else has our back. It’s us or no one,” he says, which speaks of a deep sense of trust in the LGBTQ Christian community.Photo by Sharon McCutcheon/Creative CommonsMany students reach out to Brave Commons simply for advice about how to be a LGBTQ person of faith. Students often can’t ask such questions publicly, and very few Christian campuses have resources for LGBTQ students.Brave Commons has developed a number of ways for students to “gather and process their gender identity through the lens of their spirituality,” Vazquez said. One is the online “Oratio” series, sermons by the co-directors that affirm all gender identities.The irony for students such as Maxon, who is now working full-time and has no current plans to finish her master’s degree, is that their search for community is often what made them turn to Christian colleges in the first place. “One of the classes that I was withdrawn from was a class called Practices of Community … It’s really challenging for me for a school to teach that and then not practice community,” Maxon said.“Fuller has a nondiscrimination policy on their website. … They talk about diversity and inclusion, but they are not including LGBTQ persons in that diversity. I think they need to be clearer,” Maxon said.Brave Commons is currently standing with Maxon in bringing attention to what Fuller has done and pressuring Fuller to be clear that they are not an inclusive space.“Will Fuller continue to pander to an idea of social justice or will it actually live for its claimed commitments to a kingdom of God that welcomes all people?” Vazquez asked.Fuller Seminary declined to comment. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Buttigieg walks fine line in courting religious left August 29, 2019 Share This! Tagsbrave commons Fuller Seminary homepage featured LGBTQ,You may also like Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! Chris Karnadi,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Share This! 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Quantum ghost imaging improved by using fiveatom correlations

first_imgIn conventional imaging methods, a beam of photons (or other particles) is reflected off the object to be imaged. After the beam travels to a detector, the information gathered there is used to create a photograph or other type of image. In an alternative imaging technique called “ghost imaging,” the process works a little differently: an image is reconstructed from information that is detected from a beam that never actually interacts with the object. More information: Sean S. Hodgman, Wei Bu, Sacha B. Mann, Roman I. Khakimov, Andrew G. Truscott. “Higher Order Quantum Ghost Imaging with Ultra-Cold Atoms.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.233601Also at arXiv:1901.06810 [cond-mat.quant-gas] The key to ghost imaging is to use two or more correlated beams of particles. While one beam interacts with the object, the second beam is detected and used to reconstruct the image, even though the second beam never interacts with the object. The only aspect of the first beam that is detected is the arrival time of each photon on a separate detector. But because the two beams are correlated, the image of the object can be fully reconstructed.While two beams are usually used in ghost imaging, recent research has demonstrated higher-order correlations—that is, correlations among three, four, or five beams. Higher-order ghost imaging can lead to improvements in image visibility, but it comes with the drawback that higher-order correlated events have a lower probability of detection, which causes lower resolution. In a new paper, a team of physicists from the Australian National University in Canberra has achieved two firsts in higher-order ghost imaging: the first demonstration of higher-order ghost imaging with massive particles (they use ultracold helium atoms) and the first higher-order ghost imaging that uses correlated beams from a quantum source. As their quantum source, the researchers used two colliding Bose-Einstein condensates, which are clusters of atoms cooled to near absolute zero. At such cold temperatures, the atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate clump together and behave like a single giant atom. In their work, the researchers performed experiments using correlations among up to five helium atoms. They demonstrated that, under certain conditions, higher-order ghost imaging with massive particles from a quantum source can improve the visibility of the image without affecting the resolution. “I think the greatest significance of our work is mostly being able to show that such a challenging experiment is possible,” physicist Sean Hodgman at Australian National University, first author of the paper, told “There are a very small number of multi-particle correlated events in a quantum source, which is partially why it has not been demonstrated previously with optics, and this means even after many tens of thousands of experimental runs only very few events are available to reconstruct a ghost image from.”The improvements demonstrated here could be especially beneficial for applications that demand high visibility but are easily damaged. This is because the technique has the potential to reduce the dosage rates, which reduces the potential radiation damage to the sample. One such application is atomic ghost lithography.”Atomic ghost lithography would be like normal atom lithography, but using correlated beams would allow real-time monitoring of the lithographic process,” Hodgman said. “Higher-order correlations would improve ghost lithography by allowing lower fluxes with the same signal quality, which is important as high fluxes risk damage to the sample.”With further work, higher-order quantum ghost imaging could also be used to perform fundamental tests of quantum mechanics, such as demonstrating entanglement among multiple atoms or, in a related vein, making Bell’s inequality measurements using three or more particles. Researchers demonstrate ‘ghost imaging’ with atoms Citation: Quantum ghost imaging improved by using five-atom correlations (2019, June 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: Physical Review Letterscenter_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2019 Science X Network Schematic of higher-order quantum ghost image demonstration. Credit: Hodgman et al. ©2019 American Physical Societylast_img read more

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first_imgJudge won’t block Miss America Org from state changes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey judge refused to block the Miss America Organization from carrying out changes to some of its state pageant leadership groups, even as he called on both sides to try to work out their differences.Superior Court Michael Blee on Friday urged four state pageant groups that had their licenses terminated to try to reach an agreement with the parent group.But he also determined that the state groups did not demonstrate that they have a significant chance of prevailing at a trial. That was a central reason he did not issue an order the state groups had sought preventing the parent group from replacing some of them.The Miss America Organization called the ruling “complete and total victory,” adding it has the “green light” to move forward with its management of the group.“We are pleased that the new licensees in these states can continue their work unencumbered by these meritless legal challenges,” the statement said.Numerous state groups have been battling national Miss America leadership over the way the organization is being run.Last year, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Georgia filed a lawsuit seeking restoration of the situation that existed before Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper assumed leadership of the group.On Friday, Blee urged both sides to try mediation before deciding whether a trial might be scheduled.“Try to reach a possible amicable solution,” the judge said after a nearly three hour hearing in Atlantic City, not far from where the pageant is held every September. “I strongly suggest you think about that.”Blee made his suggestion after denying a request from the four state organizations for an order that would have barred the Miss America Organization from terminating their licenses or soliciting new state leaders until the court case has been completed. The judge noted that his ruling was a preliminary one, and that the case would continue.New Jersey and Florida had their licenses restored after appeals to the national group.The lawsuit, filed last December, asserted “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the pageant by current national leaders.“We’re not fighting over money,” said Paul Perkins, an attorney for the state groups and for Jennifer Vaden Barth, a former board member. “We’re fighting for the survival of an institution.”Tim Davis, an attorney for the Miss America Organization, said the group is within its rights to license — or not license — state groups. He said many opponents cannot accept that the pageant, under Carlson and Hopper, eliminated the swimsuit competition last year.“There’s a vocal minority that is unwilling to accept change,” he said. “The change that the new leadership is trying to bring about is moving it away from a competition in which a young woman is judged on her looks and physical appearance. People don’t like change; that’s what this is all about.”Perkins disputed characterization of the opponents as a minority, saying that 46 out of 50 state organizations eventually called for new national leadership of the Miss America Organization.___Follow Wayne Parry at Parry, The Associated Presscenter_img by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2019 12:11 pm PDTlast_img read more

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