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Ajmer: Mayo, police tread cautiously over sodomy charges

first_imgPolice is treading cautiously over allegations of sodomy during ragging at Mayo College in Ajmer.A source in the police said victim’s medical examination has not revealed any injury or evidence of sodomy.Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Ajmer Range, Bijju Joseph said police has been looking for corroborative evidence.While sources in police and Mayo board have refused to comment saying there seems to be no evidence of sodomy, but it could be ragging and molestation.A student of Class 11 had alleged that he was sodomised by six of his seniors. Victim’s father, who held a media conference revealing identity of the school, lodged an FIR. Given the nature of allegations, the principal also informed the police and became co-complainant in the FIR lodged under POCSO last week.The statement of the alleged victim was recorded before the magistrate on August 7.The complaint said that a dozen students barged into his room few times between July 10 and 20, drugged him, forced him to consume alcohol before sodomising him by taking turns. He left the college in the last week of July for home and told his parents that he would not return.Meanwhile, father of the teenager has accused the principal of asking them to take away the alleged victim until police completes its investigations. The parents have said that it is leading to loss of the study and sports activity but the principal is cautious about security of the alleged victim given he has to be in the company of the alleged suspects for most of the time.Father of the alleged victim also revealed child’s identity and accused Mayo of inaction.advertisementHowever, Mayo College issued a statement stating, the school authorities, without any inordinate delay, as soon as the alleged incident came to light, have reported the same to the local investigating authority, in accordance with the law. The said fact is also fortified from the complaint of the child which was addressed to the school authority and the same was forwarded to the investigating agency, without any delay, which is the basis of the investigation. The school authorities are cooperating, in every manner, with the local investigating agency to unearth the truth. The students named by the alleged victim are not accused as yet because police has not filed a chargesheet.last_img read more

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Province Moves Forward In Addressing Racial Equity Issues in Education

first_img The province of Nova Scotia has taken significant steps toaddress the issues of racial equity in education that were raisedin the 1994 Black Learners Advisory Committee (BLAC) report. That’s one conclusion found in the Report of the BLACImplementation Review Committee tabled in the House of Assemblytoday, Sept. 26. “Our education system must be accessible and equitable to blacklearners and their parents,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The BLAC Implementation Review Committee report gives us a clearsnapshot of how far we have come, and what we need to do to trulyachieve that goal.” The BLAC Implementation Review Committee was established inSeptember 2001 by the deputy minister of Education DennisCochrane. Its mandate was to examine the status of therecommendations within the 1994 BLAC Report. The committee wasalso to provide an action plan, including costs, for theimplementation of items that have yet to be acted upon. Recommendations of the BLAC Report that have either beenimplemented or acted upon include: the establishment of theCouncil on African Canadian Education; the establishment of anAfrican Canadian Services division within the Department ofEducation; and the provision of scholarships for African NovaScotian youths to undertake teacher training. “We still have some recommendations in the BLAC report thatrequire action,” said Charles Sheppard, the chair of the Councilon African Canadian Education. “But there is no doubt somesignificant steps have been taken to date to address the racialequity issues raised in the BLAC report.” Based on the Implementation Review Committee’s report, theprovince has budgeted $4.1 million over the next four years toimplement the remainder of the operational recommendations of theBLAC report. These include the hiring of more African Canadianteachers and support workers, the expansion of adult literacyprogram sites in black communities, and the continued developmentof programs, resources and learning materials on black history,tradition and culture. “One of our government’s stated commitments is to ensure theeducation system reflects the diverse nature of Nova Scotiacommunities,” said African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister BarryBarnet. “The BLAC Implementation Review Committee’s reportclearly shows we are moving in the right direction.” Members of the BLAC Implementation Review Committee includedrepresentatives from the Department of Education, the Council onAfrican Canadian Education, the Nova Scotia School BoardsAssociation, the Black Educators Association, the AnnapolisValley Regional School Board, the Halifax Regional School Board,the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, the AfricanUnited Baptist Association and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. EDUCATION–Province Moves Forward In Addressing Racial EquityIssues in Educationlast_img read more

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Airlines responsible for their financial performance Prabhu

first_imgNew Delhi: Efficient operations and financial performance are individual responsibilities of carriers, and the government cannot interfere in their day-to-day operations, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said amid Jet Airways crisis and turbulent times of the domestic airlines industry.In view of intense competition, rising costs, shortage of pilots and grounding of planes hurting many domestic carriers, the minister also said the government has been constantly responding to industry conditions and cited measures taken, including reduction in central excise duty on jet fuel to 11 per cent from 14 per cent. Cash-strapped Jet Airways has been forced to ground planes, cancel flights and delay payments, including salaries to pilots, while Air India continues to grapple with financial woes. On March 25, the board of ailing Jet Airways cleared a debt resolution plan whereby lenders would take control of the carrier. Against this backdrop, Prabhu said that each airline prepares its own business plan on the basis of its own market assessment and financial resources. “Based on its business plan, the efficient operations and financial performance are the responsibilities of each individual airline and its shareholders. “However, the government has constantly been responding to industry conditions and undertaking specific measures to facilitate and enable growth of the sector,” he told PTI. In written replies to PTI queries, Prabhu said the airline industry is a dynamic industry which requires continuous adjustment according to global and domestic needs. “It is our endeavour to support the industry, however, as stated we cannot interfere in day to-day operations of the airlines,” he noted.last_img read more

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Drone Questioning the Defining Weapon of War on Terror

London – Winner of six international awards, Drone is an upcoming two-part documentary on Al Jazeera English about the defining weapon of the war on terror.Tracking the rise of drones from their early use catching tuna, the disturbing documentary shows how their remote-controlled form of warfare has both drone pilots and drone strike survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.According to Drone, the US military are recruiting drone pilots in their teens at gaming conventions. As former drone pilot Michael Haas says: “I had no idea what I was in for… I wasn’t even 20 years old… I thought it was the coolest damn thing in the world – to play video games all day.” “Video gamers do have a skillset that is very important and actually enhances the skillset of drone operators,” says Missy Cummings, a former US navy pilot. “We don’t need Top Gun pilots anymore; we need Revenge of the Nerds.”“There’s always been a connection between the world of war and the world of entertainment,” says P. W. Singer, author of Wired for War. “I call this phenomenon ‘Militainment,’ where the military world is now pulling tools from the world of entertainment to do its job better. The military has invested in creating video games that they’re using as recruiting tools.”A repeated theme in the documentary is that drone warfare’s combination of distance and invulnerability has a psychological impact and breeds indifference.“You never know who you’re killing because you never actually see a face – you just have a silhouette, so it’s easy to have that detachment and that lack of empathy for human life,” says Haas. “It’s easy to really just think of them as something else. They’re not people; they’re just terrorists.”“We sat in a box for nearly 12 hour shifts,” says former drone operator Brandon Bryant. “All the lights were usually off, except for the lights coming from the monitors. We were the ultimate voyeurs, the ultimate peeping toms. No one was going to catch us. We were getting orders to take these people’s lives. It was just point and click.”According to Drone, the victims of drone attacks are not just terrorists, but innocent children and civilians, and even their rescuers. This means that drone attacks are arguably breeding the terrorists they seek to remove.“Tell me how we’re winning, when every time we kill four [potential terrorists], we create 10?” asks Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, a former chief of staff for Colin Powell.  He points out that drone warfare is a particularly dangerous approach, because: “There has never been any technology of warfare that isn’t ultimately adopted by your enemy or enemies.”Drone is directed by Norwegian Tonje Hessen Schei, who says. “I think the US is setting a very dangerous precedent with their use of drones, killing thousands of people outside declared battlefields, with no transparency or accountability. There are urgent issues of possible war crimes, human rights and international laws of war that need our immediate attention. With Drone, we give a voice to people on different sides of the new warfare, and I hope the film will spark a much-needed international debate on the US secret use of drones, who we are as a world community, and where we are heading.” read more

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New hope for Iraq after years of war SecretaryGeneral tells Compact meeting

29 May 2008Iraq is making “notable progress” in the security, political and economic fields, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the annual review conference of the International Compact with Iraq today. Iraq is making “notable progress” in the security, political and economic fields, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the annual review conference of the International Compact with Iraq today. “If I were asked to use one word to describe the situation in Iraq today, I would choose the word ‘hope,’” Mr. Ban said, speaking in Stockholm to the meeting on the Compact, the five-year plan to promote peace and development in the strife-torn country. “There is new hope that the people and Government of Iraq are overcoming daunting challenges and working together to rebuild their country, after years of war, dictatorship and neglect,” he added, addressing an audience that included the Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri Al-Maliki. Because of concerted efforts by the Government and others, Mr. Ban said there had been steady progress in strengthening Iraqi security forces and in curbing the activities of militias and other armed groups. “Iraq is stepping back from the abyss that we feared most,” he added, noting that violence had retreated from the alarming levels of 2006 and early 2007. Striking a note of caution, the Secretary-General said that the situation in the country remains fragile and he also stressed that it was essential to build professional security forces that are trusted by all Iraqi communities and capable of operating in a non-sectarian manner. On the political front, Mr. Ban again noted that there is cause for hope, citing as successes several new laws introduced by the Government, including laws on justice and reconciliation, amnesty, provincial powers and the 2008 budget. He urged Iraqi communities to work together to resolve fundamental issues that continue to divide them, including the federal structure of Iraq and the sharing of natural resources. He encouraged Iraqi leaders to finalize pending laws which he said were critical for national reconciliation, such as the draft electoral and hydrocarbon laws. The Secretary-General described the engagement with the Awakening Councils in Iraq’s Anbar province as a fine example of building interaction with groups that are willing to renounce violence and enter into dialogue. “Integrating them into the security forces, workforce, and political mainstream could significantly help pave the way for national reconciliation,” he said. On the economy, Mr. Ban said the signs were also hopeful, citing estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the economy has expanded since last year. But he added that there are still too many citizens who lack clean water and sanitation, electricity and fuel, and access to proper health care and education. He noted that there are also vast numbers of Iraqi refugees as well as hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who require urgent assistance. Saying that he had often been reminded by his Iraqi counterparts that Iraq is not a poor country, Mr. Ban called on the Government to consider ways of spending more of its own resources to improve the lives of its people. For its part, the Secretary-General said the United Nations remains committed to doing all it can to support the people and Government of Iraq.At the end of today’s conference delegates adopted the Stockholm Declaration and the Secretary-General summed up by saying that there was a recognition that more needs to be done and that diplomatic and trade relations with Iraq should be expanded. “In this way,” he said, “we can move the Compact to a new level of cooperation, and provide a valuable addition to the architecture of peace and stability in Iraq.”Speaking to reporters after the conference, Mr. Ban said he was encouraged that participants had affirmed their support for the Compact as well as their intention to promote investment and trade. They had also accepted the Iraqi Government’s six-point proposal for a “Partnership for Development,” he added.Asked about a proposal to hold the next Compact meeting in Baghdad next year, the Secretary-General said he was quite confident that the Government would be able to stage the event there and said he was looking forward to it. read more

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Mom kills child attempts suicide

A mother killed her one year old child and then attempted to commit suicide in Yatiyanthota, the police media unit said today.The police said that the mother had given the child poison and had then consumed the same substance following a domestic dispute. The child died on admission to hospital while the mother survived. The mother has now been arrested.Further investigations are underway.

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Public servants urged to shun corrupt practices

Secretary to the President, P B Abeykoon urged public servants to shun corrupt practices and help to raise the position of Sri Lanka as a nation against corruption globally.He said that Sri Lanka is currently labeled as No 35 in the Index of Corruption of the Transparency International and the country could raise that position at least by another 15 notches in a short time if public servants work with commitment to eradicate corrupt practices. Abeykoon stated this at a ceremony to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day held at the Presidential Secretariat today . He said that Sri Lanka first adopted the Anti Corruption Bill in Parliament in 1954 with the support of all the political parties. Subsequently, the Bribery or Corruption Commission was established in 1997 and that was also passed in the Parliament unanimously. “Our record of anti-corruption drive has a long history, and our responsibility today is to take this forward with commitment and determination,” the Secretary to the President said.The ceremony began with unfurling the National Flag. All the officers read a pledge promising to serve the nation in a transparent, responsible and accountable manner to endow the future generation with an unsullied nation, free of bribery and corruption. The officers and staff of the Presidential Secretariat attended the function. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Thousands still without power after ice storm

Thousands of people still remain without power across Ontario. Slowly but surely, progress is being made. But, there are differing views on how successful the recovery efforts have been.There are still about 50 customers in North Burlington without power-and a couple dozen on the Hamilton Mountain. While in Toronto, there are still thousands without power. But officials actually expect things to get worse before they get better.About 32-thousand are still without power and the head of Toronto Hydro says the ice storm was the worst the company has ever seen. Horizon Utilities has stepped in to help out Toronto Hyrdo with restoring power, and a team from the Ontario Provincial Police are assisting the Toronto Police Service conduct door to door checks in impacted areas.Trees coated with ice caused many branches to snap and bring down power lines from Southern Ontario through to Atlantic Canada. About 62,000 customers in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are still without hydro and officials warn it could take until New Year’s Day for all power to be back on.Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: “We have 32 thousand residents without power. The numbers are declining as fast as possible. There are 200 trucks from all the municipalities on the ground as we speak trying to restore the hydro.”Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines: “We are recovering as the Mayor has said from what has been the largest storm in Toronto Hydro history. We are making good progress. But I will tell you that, as late as this morning, we had additional stations lose power as a result of some of the wind gusts and trees continuing to fall on the lines. I’m most concerned that, with these wind gusts that are expected over the next 24 hours, that additional damage will be done. As we begin to see melting into tomorrow and the next day, that is likely to result in additional electrical damage that occurs as part of water and icing that will no doubt occur. So we’re in fact expecting these 32,000 customers not to be the final work ahead of us. In fact, we expect to have additional damage over the next 24 and 48 hours.”And Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was forced to defend her Energy Minister who has been noticeably absent throughout the ice storm crisis. At a news conference Friday, Wynne said her government has had a presence in most areas affected by the storm: “So I been in the GTA which is the area that has been the most affected. Our minister Deb Matthews was in Guelph earlier this week, so we had a government presence in all parts of the affected areas. I believe that Minister Chiarelli is going to be visiting some centres today and is going to be doing some media the fact is that our government has been on the ground working with the affected municipalities since day one we will continue to do that.”And Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly has apologized for traveling to Florida while Toronto was hit hard by the ice storm. Kelly was criticized for heading south to be with his family on Christmas Day, as thousands in Toronto remained without power. However, Kelly said his trip to Florida was for “very personal family reasons” but that he was still working “on behalf of the residents of Toronto”. Kelly went on to apologize and say he learned a lesson. read more

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Eldorado Gold stock falls sharply after Greece suspends work at mine project

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 19, 2015 10:52 am MDT Last Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Eldorado Gold stock falls sharply after Greece suspends work at mine project ATHENS, Greece – The Greek government has temporarily halted work at a Canadian-run gold mine in northern Greece after determining the company had violated some terms, the country’s energy minister said Wednesday after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.Energy and Environment Minister Panos Skourletis said Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD), had violated the terms of technical studies, and that the revocation of the approvals for the studies meant work in the mine’s Skouries area was being temporarily halted.According to documents released by the ministry, the violations concern a project to build a copper and gold processing plant, including not carrying out certain tests on the flash smelting process proposed for use. According to the decision, the suspension will be lifted if the company re-submits the necessary documentation and meets the requirements within a year.Eldorado Gold’s vice-president and general manager for Greece, Eduardo Moura, said the company had not received any formal notice from the ministry and was therefore not in a position to comment.Eldorado Gold’s shares dropped about nine per cent in Toronto and New York — its biggest one-day decline in a month — after the announcement but remained well above their 52-week low of C$3.94, which was set on July 24.The mining project has been deeply controversial and has met with fierce resistance from those saying it will irreparably damage the environment. But as a major foreign investment, it has been seen as a test case in Greece’s ability to attract international investors as it battles a deep financial crisis.“For the government, investments are welcome, they are necessary, essential, but the companies must also respect the terms to which they have committed so as not to harm the public interest and the environment,” Skourletis said after his meeting with Tsipras. read more

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Space dust found to disable satellites with mini EMP bursts

first_imgWhen a satellite is launched into orbit it has an expected life span. In some cases a satellite can continue to function well beyond what was predicted, such as in the case of NASA’s world record-holding Landsat 5. Other times satellites just fail inexplicably.If you asked most people why a satellite fails they’d probably guess that it was hit by something, either a man-made piece of space junk or a micro-meteoroid more commonly known as space dust. But a number of satellites have failed without any noticeable damage having been caused — their on board systems just shut down, and a Stanford researcher thinks she’s figured out why.Satellites typically transmit a radio signal in order to communicate with Earth. And it is that signal that’s allowing the satellites to be damaged to the point of shutting down. The culprit is space dust, but not because of a micro-meteoroid impact with the satellite causing physical damage.Sigrid Close, an assistant professor in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford, has discovered that due to the speed at which space dust is traveling when it hits a satellite or nearby object, it turns into a “quasi-neutral gas of ions and electrons.” That plasma emits a signal in the form of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) burst, which can either damage or completely shut down the electronics of the satellite.Professor Close tested her theory at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Germany by firing dust at an object at 60km/second. Sure enough, the dust created a gas and emitted a signal that was within the frequency range used by satellites.The discovery is important on two fronts. Firstly, it should help explain why satellites in the past have seemingly shut down without any concrete explanation presenting itself. A good example of this is the ESA’s Olympus satellite, which lost a gyro during a meteor shower in 1993 and was later decommissioned. Secondly, it should allow for future satellites to be designed with these EMP bursts in mind. In so doing, it could bypass a previously unexplained problem that put billion-dollar satellites at risk of failing.last_img read more

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Cas and Jonesy ready for their icy Antarctic mission

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Cas and Jonesy are ready to go; next Friday is the last opportunity for friends and lovers of dangerous expeditions to wish good luck to James Castrission and Justin Jonesy who in mid November will attempt the unprecedented. They are on a mission to ‘cross the ice’ in the coldest place on earth, the Antarctic. A farewell party for the boys will go on in their home town of Sydney. The event will take place at the Aurora Bar and Lounge where the boys will gather with family and friends to share a beer to say goodbye. The trip will consist of the boys travelling 2200km on foot for 3 months.The expedition starts on November 2011 and they are hoping they will be back safe and sound in Jan 2012. Cas and Jonesy (know by their nicknames generally) have taken many expeditions. They ‘crossed the ditch’ which saw them kayaking 3318km across the Tasman Sea overcoming extreme weather conditions, lack of food and sleep deprivation. This expedition was the first of its kind and was the longest Trans oceanic kayaking expedition undertaken by two expeditioners. Cas and Jonesy say this is a childhood dream for them and that by attempting this expedition they wish to inspire others to follow their own adventures. The ‘cross the ice’ expedition will help raise money for the ‘YouCan’ national fund-raising campaign, to build specialised youth cancer centres in Australia. The event will take place on Friday 30 September at 6:30pm at Aurora Bar and Lounge, the cover charge is a donation to the ‘YouCan’ fundraiser. All the money raised at the farewell will go towards the ‘YouCan’ national fundraising campaign. Donations can also be made on www.casandjonesy.com.au.last_img read more

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Google Androïd séduit

first_imgGoogle : Androïd séduitÉtats-Unis – Selon une étude, Androïd est présent sur 4% des smartphones. Un démarrage très positif pour le système d’exploitation de Google.L’étude de ChangeWave, un cabinet d’analyses, révèle qu’à ce jour Androïd anime 4% des smartphones sur le marché. Un vrai point positif pour Google puisque cela représente une augmentation de 200% par rapport à septembre ! Cette augmentation s’est faite au détriment de l’iPhone qui perd 4 points dans les intentions d’achat. Désormais, 21% des personnes souhaitant acquérir prochainement un téléphone intelligent se dirigeront vers Androïd, soit 15 points de mieux que lors du dernier sondage, réalisé le trimestre précédent. De plus, un nouveau canal de vente est apparu (google.com/phone) où il sera possible d’acheter un téléphone équipé du système d’exploitation de Google avec ou sans forfait partout dans le monde. Le 19 janvier 2010 à 12:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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3 Wilmington Students To Perform In Chicago High School Edition

first_imgMELROSE, MA — Wilmington’s Matthew Carpenito, Simran Johar and Kaitlin Sullivan will perform with Broken Leg Productions as it presents the jazzy “Chicago: High School Edition” at 7:30pm, from July 19 to July 21, at First United Methodist Church (645 Main Street, Melrose).Featuring 24 high school and college-aged students, the show takes on the all too timely themes of celebrity, politics, crime and punishment and gives them a “razzle-dazzle” spin. In Roaring ’20s Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal.Chicago does contain adult themes, humor and strong language.Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door and online at https://brokenlegproductions.com.(NOTE: The above information is from Broken Leg Productions and first appeared in the Wilmington Advocate.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Wilmington Students To Take Part In Disney’s Frozen Jr.In “Community”5 Wilmington Students To Perform In Young Company Summer FestivalIn “Community”Tickets Now On Sale For WHS Production Of CATSIn “Education”last_img read more

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In Star Trek Discovery faith breaks Spocks logical brain

first_img Faith plays a key role in Star Trek: Discovery Now playing: Watch this: Some fans accused the show of going too dark. And while the cast and producers deny the new season is a reaction to that criticism, their message over the last few months has been clear: If you like classic Trek, you’ll want to give Discovery another chance. Faith and superstition might seem to be at odds with the cold reason exalted by popular science fiction, but Star Trek has long dabbled in the topic, most notably in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, in which the Enterprise sets out to find God, or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s deep look at the Bajoran worship of the prophets.Now Discovery gets to share its interpretation when it returns on Jan. 17.The red angelThe seven red lights, or signals, as Capt. Christopher Pike puts it, play a central role in the mystery of the season.Star Trek: DiscoveryEthan Peck as Spock on Discovery.  Michael Gibson/CBS The second trailer offered a glimpse of Spock as we’ve never seen him before — with a beard (we’re not counting Mirror Spock). Ethan Peck, who plays Spock, says it’s a physical indicator of how he’s different from the Spock from The Original Series. It’s through his relationship with Burnham, who also sees the red angel in a moment of crisis, that Spock is able to become the version of the character we grew up with, Kurtzman said. “There’s a time when Spock learns to have faith in his instinct,” Peck said in an interview.  The faith vs. science discussion will mirror the dynamic between Burnham and Spock, said co-executive producer and co-showrunner Heather Kaden. Martin-Green said that as a spiritual person herself, she appreciates the chance to dig into such weighty topics. “It’s wonderful to have time to have these kinds of conversations and explore these themes because we’re not just trying to survive and not be wiped out by the Klingon Empire,” she said in an interview.  Unpacking PikeOne of the key figures pushing to solve this mystery is Pike, played by Anson Mount (last seen playing Black Bolt in Inhumans). Pike refers to the lights as signals because he believes there’s an intent behind them. “The amount of energy required to produce these signals is beyond anything we’ve encountered,” Mount said in an interview. “It could mean another level of existence we don’t know about, and (Pike) is determined to figure out the source of it.”Like Peck, Mount is taking on a character long established in Star Trek lore. startrekdiscovery01Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Christopher Pike has a different relationship with Burnham than past captains.  CBS But unlike Spock, Mount said there’s a lot more to Pike we don’t know about. “It’s strange how much the character is revered for how little we know about him,” Mount said in an interview, noting that while his third act as captain of the Enterprise is well established, there is no “second act.” That final act Mount alludes to includes delta rays leaving his body in a wheelchair and his mysterious final fate on Talos IV as seen on TOS. In preparing for the role, Mount said he went back to the principles of Starfleet, noting that Pike was Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s embodiment of Starfleet’s curiosity. “Who does this guy need to become to get to the third act we know about without it being a tragedy, but a triumph?” he said. Star Trek: Discovery: Everything we know about the upcoming season.Mary Wiseman on Short Treks: A chat with Ensign Tilly as the show returns with online mini episodes. 8 Tags More Star Trek: Discovery Share your voice TV and Moviescenter_img It’s the same red angel that her half-brother Spock witnesses before the start of the second season, an act that “breaks his logical brain,” said Alex Kurtzman, the co-executive producer and co-showrunner for Discovery this season. Spock is left with both his logic and emotions failing him.STAR TREK: DISCOVERYStar Trek: Discovery takes a more cerebral approach this season.  Jan Thijs/CBS “He cannot make sense of it, and he’s emotionally ill equipped to deal with it,” Kurtzman said in an interview in October. The exploration of faith brings a new, more cerebral wrinkle to the new season of Discovery, offering a chance for philosophical discussions, adventure, humor and, well, actual exploration. Those are the traditional elements of Star Trek that some of its hard-core fans accused the show of lacking in the first season, which had a darker bent due to its focus on the Klingon War. Discovery had a lot riding on its shoulders when it launched in September 2017. It was the first Star Trek show to premiere in more than 12 years. It also served as the flagship show for the fledgling CBS All Access service, which put Trek behind the paywall for the first time. (Disclosure: CBS All Access is owned by CBS, the parent company of CNET.) 2:02 Star Trek Star Trek: Discovery taps classic fun, adventure to woo old-school Trekkies Star Trek: Discovery season 2: How to watch, release date, cast, trailers and more Star Trek: Discovery confirms Spock reveal and more at Comic-Con 2018 The Star Trek television universe is expanding Star Trek: Discovery’s Mary Wiseman introduces Short Treks Comments Mysterious red lights make up the central driving force of the Season 2 plot.  CBS How do you top an epic interstellar war? If you’re Star Trek: Discovery, you tackle the heady topic of faith.”I’ve seen this angel…,” Starfleet officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) recalls as flashback scenes of her in an encounter suit amid fiery wreckage play out in a trailer that debuted during New York Comic-Con in October. “And I had this unmistakable feeling, as if everything was going to be all right.”last_img read more

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Anil Ambani to invest Rs 5000 crore to set up naval facility

first_imgReliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, on Sunday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a new naval shipbuilding facility in the state. Initially, the company plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore in the state-of-the-art facility.The facility, which will expand the company’s presence in the defence sector, will be built at Rambilli, along the east coast near Vizag, Anil Ambani said.”At an initial investment outlay of Rs 5,000 crore, it will represent the single-largest investment at one location anywhere in Andhra Pradesh,” Ambani said at the CII Investor Partnership Summit.Ambani said that it would “complement” the company’s existing facility at Pipavav in Gujarat and will clearly focus on setting up “strategic assets” for the Indian Navy.”It is estimated that Indian Navy will spend over Rs 3 lakh crore or nearly Rs 20,000 crore a year on acquisitions and fleet modernisation of submarines and aircraft carriers over next 15 years, creating a huge pipeline of opportunity for the proposed world-class naval facility,” Business Standard quoted Ambani as saying.Reliance Group has already invested Rs 15,000 crore in the state across various sectors, including telecom and power, he said.Stating Vizag as the ideal place for the manufacture of strategic assets such as nuclear sub-marines and aircraft carriers, Ambani said that the city has emerged as one of the busiest harbour cities in Asia.”One of the most important part of India’s policy of a “credible minimum deterrence” is SSBN or a nuclear submarine and the proposed Vizag facility will play in critical role in complementing this mission and bringing it to fruition,” said the billionaire industrialist.He further said that it will also improve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ mission in the defence sector.”The world-class naval facility will also help translate Make In India into Make In Andhra Pradesh and leapfrog the state to the top of the manufacturing revolution in India’s defence sector,” Ambani added.Ambani said India can emerge as “regional superpower” only by strengthening maritime capabilities.”The US today has 10 aircraft-carrier groups operating around the world to project its power and protect its interests and was on course to add another three, while India had barely one,” he said.”The Indian Navy has today just one nuclear submarine on lease as compared to China’s dozen. Further, nearly 90 per cent of the conventional fleet in the Indian Navy is over 20 years old and due for urgent upgrade and refitment,” he added.last_img read more

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17 killed in Burkina Faso cafe terrorist attack

first_imgA wounded unidentified person is evacuated following an attack by gunmen on a restaurant in Ouagadougou. Photo: ReutersSeventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said Monday.Witnesses said three gunmen arrived at a Turkish restaurant in a pickup truck on Sunday evening and opened fire on customers seated outside.The government then launched a counter-assault, with gunfire heard into the night.“A terrorist attack at Istanbul restaurant on Ouagadougou’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue claimed 17 victims, their nationalities are yet to be confirmed,” a government statement said, adding that 12 people had been injured.Communication minister Remis Dandjinou said it was not clear how many assailants were involved.“They are confined to one part of the building they attacked. Security and elite forces are conducting an operation,” he said on television.A paramedic told AFP that one of the victims was a Turkish national.“We evacuated 11 people but one of them, a Turk, died on arriving at hospital,” the paramedic said, declining to be named.Police evacuated civilians from the area before launching the counter-assault, with the heavy exchange of fire becoming more sporadic as the operation went on.One soldier had said there were hostages on the first and second floor of the two-storey building housing the Turkish restaurant.The mayor of Ouagadougou and government ministers were at the scene, he added.Video footage posted on Twitter shows people fleeing, as shouting and gunshots are heard. Armed officers in uniform are then seen walking towards the attack site.An AFP journalist at the scene said the gunfire stopped at around 3:00 am (0300 GMT).Burkina Faso, a poor landlocked nation bordering Mali and Niger, has seen a string of attacks claimed by jihadist groups in recent years.In December 2016 a dozen soldiers were killed in an assault on their base in the north of the country. And in October that year there was an attack that killed four troops and two civilians.The worst recent attack was an assault on a hotel and cafe in central Ouagadougou in January 2016 that killed 30 people including several foreigners.Gunmen from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group attacked the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant opposite, both popular with Westerners, sparking a protracted standoff with security forces.AQIM named the three gunmen responsible and published photos of them, dressed in military fatigues and wielding weapons.The hotel and cafe attack came weeks after jihadists claimed an assault on a top hotel in Bamako, capital of neighbouring Mali, that killed 20 people.There have also been kidnappings—of Burkinabes as well as foreigners. An Australian and a Romanian, abducted in 2015, are still being held hostage by Islamist groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda.last_img read more

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No need to spray ineffective insecticide to show off Obaidul Quader

first_imgAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File photoAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to refrain from spraying ineffective mosquito medicines.“Effective insecticide will arrive in Dhaka within two to four days and during this period there’s no need to spray ineffective medicine to show off,” he said after attending a cleanliness drive in city’s Mirpur Mazar road area. Dhaka, the overcrowded capital, has been at the centre of the dengue outbreak. The mosquito-borne disease has so far claimed 23 lives, according to government data but unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.Dhaka’s city corporations have been criticised for their failure to eliminate mosquitoes responsible for dengue.A municipal worker sprays insecticide to kill mosquitos in Dhaka on 5 August 2019, as Bangladeshi authorities attempted to contain a dengue fever outbreak. Photo: AFPA total of 2,348 people were infected with the mosquito-borne disease in 24 hours until Tuesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Of them, 1,284 cases were reported from the capital. Five of them were suffering from dengue hemorrhagic while another from dengue shock syndrome.Since the beginning of this year, 29,912 dengue patients were hospitalised.Dengue cases continue to be reported from across the country and it is feared that the number of patients may increase as people travel to their village homes from Dhaka during the upcoming vacation of Eid-ul-Azha, slated to be celebrated on 12 August.last_img read more

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