Two held for killing transport broker

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two persons for abduction and murder case of transport broker in Narela Industrial area in Outer North district. The accused were working the deceased. Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer north) Gaurav Sharma claimed that on September 13 deceased’ wife informed that her husband Manish was missing. A case was registered in this regard. “On September 14, deceased’s wife came again and shown suspicion about the circumstances in which her husband disappeared. She further alleged that her husband had gone with his friend Atul. She had suspicion on Atul that he alongwith someother person has abducted her husband, ” DCP Gaurav said. Later a case under section 365 IPC was registered. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder During investigation the main suspect Atul was traced. On his instance co accused Shivam was also apprehended. Police added that upon enquiry , Shivam disclosed that Atul had asked him to get money from Manish. For that purpose they hatched conspiracy to kill Manish. When deceased left his home for work at night around 11pm alongwith Atul. Meanwhile, Atul messeged Shivam that they had left the home on Manish’s bike and would reach at Swaroop nagar. Atul also asked Shivam to come at Swaroop Nagar. There they met and suddenly Atul hit Manish with an iron Pipe.Then Shivam also started hitting him with the same iron pipe. Thereafter, Manish got unconscious and the accused burnt his (deceased) bike with petrol to destroy evidence. “Then both accused took Manish with them at Alipur Nala. There accused tied both hands and feet of Manish with his cloths and thrown him in drain, ” police said.last_img read more

Powells bullish outlook on US economy rattles markets

first_imgWASHINGTON – New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn’t quite what Wall Street had expected: The U.S. economy is doing well, maybe even better than he thought late last year.Powell emphasized in his first Congressional testimony that the central bank plans to raise rates gradually. Nonetheless, his growing optimism about the economy rattled investors. Treasury yields climbed and stocks fell amid fresh speculation that the Fed would accelerate the pace of hikes in its benchmark policy rate this year. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 299 points.The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and had projected in December that it would raise rates another three times this year. However, many private economists said they now expected the Fed will boost rates four times this year rather than three.“My personal outlook for the economy has strengthened since December,” Powell said when asked whether the Fed might boost its projection for rate hikes from three to four when it updates its outlook next month.Powell would not say whether the Fed’s projection for rate hikes would change. But he noted a number of ways that the economic outlook has improved since December, including stronger data on growth and inflation, the passage of a $1.5 trillion tax cut in late December and an increase in government spending in a January budget deal.Powell said that he would not speculate on whether the number of hikes would be boosted since any change will depend on the individual forecasts of each of the 15 members of the Fed’s policy committee.But private economists said they saw Powell’s comments as a strong signal that the Fed will be raising its rate forecast at its next meeting in March.Powell’s comments came as he delivered the Fed’s semi-annual monetary report to the House Financial Committee. He will appear before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday.His reception before the House panel stood in marked contrast to how the committee interacted with Janet Yellen. Republicans often challenged Yellen, a Democrat, during exchanges in which she was often interrupted by male lawmakers who dismissed her answers on a wide variety of topics.A frequent flash-point was Yellen’s objection to GOP-sponsored legislation to limit the Fed’s independence by requiring the Fed to follow a specific monetary rule in setting interest-rate policies.Powell, a Republican tapped by President Donald Trump in November when the president decided against giving Yellen a second term, expressed support in his opening statement for using various monetary formulas to help guide setting interest rates.During a hearing that lasted more than three hours, Powell enjoyed a far more placid exchange with the GOP-controlled committee. A number of Democrats, however, sought to force Powell to criticize a range of Trump economic policies, from tax cuts the Democrats claimed would worsen income inequality, to huge budget deficits that are expected to make deficits climb toward $1 trillion annually.Powell, however, was adept at staying out of political controversies, frequently saying that the subjects he was being asked about were in the realm of policies controlled by Congress and the administration and not the Federal Reserve.In his statement, Powell praised Yellen for the important contributions she made during her four years as the first woman to lead the Fed. He said the two had worked together to ensure “a smooth leadership transition and provide for continuity in monetary policy.”Referring to the wild swings in the stock market that occurred earlier this month, Powell said the Fed does “not see these developments as weighing heavily on the outlook for economic activity, the labour market and inflation.”Powell, who took office on Feb. 5, had been an investment banker before joining the Fed board in 2012.Even with three hikes last year, the Fed’s policy rate remains at a still-low 1.25 per cent to 1.50 per cent. But various market rates, including home mortgage rates, have begun rising in anticipation of further Fed rate increases.In his comments, Powell did not express worries that the economy was starting to overheat, stressing instead a number of developments showing economic strength.“The robust job market should continue to support growth in household incomes and consumer spending,” Powell said.Some economists have raised concerns that recent moves by the Trump administration and Congress to boost economic growth through tax cuts and spending increases could raise the risks of overheating and inflation.But Powell said that the government’s fiscal policy was now “more stimulative,” which he said would help to boost chronically low inflation in recent years. He said that the Fed expected inflation to move up this year and then stabilize around the Fed’s 2 per cent target.last_img read more

Central forces conduct route march in the city

first_imgKolkata: Central forces conducted route march in various parts of the city on Monday as part of area domination and confidence building measure among the people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. A contingent of central forces along with officials of Kolkata police conducted route march in various parts of north Kolkata. Ten companies of central paramilitary forces had arrived in the state since Friday and are conducting flag marches in different parts of Kolkata and elsewhere before the seven-phase polls in the state beginning on April 11. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers On Saturday during their route march the central forces personnel knocked at the doors of the people and assuring them not to be afraid of hooligans. The ruling Trinamool Congress Sunday said the central paramilitary personnel should not “terrorise” the people in the “name of making them feel safe and secure”. The BJP has alleged that TMC is afraid that due to presence of central forces their plans to rig the polls might fall flat.last_img read more

From Golan Heights to access to water UN Human Rights Council resumes

The United Nations Human Rights Council passed three resolutions and adopted seven decisions as it resumed its second session today, considering subjects ranging from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights to the integrity of judicial systems to access to water.Meeting in Geneva, the 47-member body – which replaced the discredited Commission on Human Rights earlier this year – resumed work on resolutions and decisions that were deferred when the second session was adjourned on 6 October.In a resolution on human rights in the occupied Golan Heights, Council members – by a vote of 32 to 14 with one country abstaining – criticized Israel’s 1981 annexation of the area and declared “null and void” any attempts to impose Israeli laws and jurisdiction.Syria’s delegate Khalit Bitar told the Council meeting that Israel had undertaken a deliberate “Judaicisation” of the area following the annexation, changing the Arab Syrian identity of the region’s people.Israeli representative Itzhak Levanon said Syria had on several occasions rejected Israel’s efforts to find a peaceful settlement of the Golan question, and it had also initiated the Six-Day War in 1967 that led to the occupation.In a resolution on a review of the mandates of the Council, members voted 30 to 15 (with two abstentions) to ask an intergovernmental working group on the issue to review a revised draft manual and make recommendations on possible additions or amendments.Turning to a resolution on the issue of human rights and extreme poverty, adopted without a vote, Council members requested that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) circulate a set of draft guiding principles among Member States, relevant UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others on the rights of the poor.In its seven decisions, the Council also:asked the OHCHR to conduct a study on the content and scope of human rights obligations related to equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation; called on the OHCHR to prepare a follow-up report on the study on the right to the truth;requested the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, when submitting future reports, to include the issue of political participation and representation of vulnerable groups;called on the Secretary-General to study the exploration of new and innovative forms of financing to improve access to medications that fight pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria;requested the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, when presenting future reports, to consider identifying and exploring the key features of an effective, integrated and accessible health system;asked the OHCHR to convene an expert consultation to discuss proposed draft guidelines on the effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights;and called on the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, when discharging his mandate, to take full account of relevant resolutions on the administration of justice through military tribunals. read more

Princess Charlotte learning ballet after a little introduction from the Royal Opera

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Royal Opera House The Duchess of Cambridge watches Royal Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Cuthbertson and Vadim Muntagirov  rehearsing The Two Pigeons  The Duchess of Cambridge watches Royal Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Cuthbertson and Vadim Muntagirov  rehearsing The Two Pigeons Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley The royal visitor also commented on the build of the dancers, saying: “I was asking if the men’s costumes had shoulder pads and they said ‘no they don’t need them’,” adding that after seeing the dancers the reply now “makes more sense”. Duchess of Cambridge looks at a costume with head of dye deparment Parveen Banga Princess Charlotte has developed an interest in ballet after being given a “little introduction” by a member of the Royal Opera House, the Duchess of Cambridge has disclosed.The Duchess mentioned three-year-old Charlotte’s interest as she thanked a member of the Royal Opera House, adding that her “lucky” daughter has been “so keen ever since”.It is understood that she was referring to her mother and daughter trip to the Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House in December, when they watched a rehearsal ahead of the opening night.According to royal staff, the duchess is “passionate” about learning more on textiles and costume design due to her family history, with her great-great grandfather running the family’s successful textile manufacturing company, Francis Martineau Lupton, in Leeds.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Principal dancers from The Royal Ballet, Lauren Cuthbertson, Laura Morera, Vadim Muntagirov and Tomas Mock, met the Duchess to explain how their costumes work as they perform, before she watched a rehearsal of the Two Pigeons ballet, which premieres on Friday. Duchess of Cambridge looks at a costume with head of dye deparment Parveen BangaCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley Ms Morera explained her excitement at fitting into a costume she had first worn when she graduated from the Royal Ballet School in 1995, joking: “It was rewarding as a woman.”Later, the Duchess asked the dancers if they “like having the feeling of structure” in their costumes, to which Ms Cuthbertson quipped: “I like to have as much stretch as possible!” Artists from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera House use up to 10,000 costumes each year.The costumes department is responsible for storing and refurbishing opera and ballet costumes, some dating back to 1861. Many of these are used time and time again, with the entire refurbishment of a costume taking the workroom around 1,500 hours.During her visit the duchess also visited the pattern room, where she was shown the process of working and creating costumes for a new production with designers, including sourcing fabrics and samples. The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Royal Opera HouseCredit:PA The Duchess was then shown the dye shop, where staff showcased different techniques including dyeing, hand-painting, staining garments and digital printing which allows the team to reproduce historic fabrics no longer available.As designers explained the process of creating each costume, she said: “It’s wonderful to see the detail and the skill set involved.”She added the team were “so talented” and the costumes were “amazing”. read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_img Source: Manuel Balce Ceneta#TRAVEL BAN: A federal judge issued an emergency order temporarily barring the US from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.#US: Trump’s travel ban has sparked protests in airports around the country.#UK: Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned a London statue of Princess Diana.PARTING SHOT Irish actor Aidan Gillen has accidentally become part of a bizarre ‘alt-right meme’. Source: Empics EntertainmentThe Daily Edge explains how. Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3211969 Jan 29th 2017, 7:52 PM 12,099 Views By Cliodhna Russell NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: AP/Press Association Images 10 Comments center_img Short URL There have been calls for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to cancel his upcoming visit to the White House to mark St Patrick’s Day.Cocaine and heroin worth €3 million were seized in a house in Kildare.Fianna Fáil is the most popular political party in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.A woman was seriously injured in a crash in Lucan village in Dublin this morning.A man in his 20s has died after the car he was driving collided with a bus in Mallow, Co Cork.Daniel O’Donnell’s former manager and business partner of 30 years has been replaced by Majella.Two priests have said the Vatican should change how it deals with clergy and lay people.One of Ireland’s biggest mushroom farms has bought a major rival – all because of Brexit.INTERNATIONAL Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday Calls for Kenny to cancel White House trip, protests continue over Trump’s ban and €3 million worth of cocaine and heroin seized in Kildare – it’s the Evening Fix. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Get our daily news round up: Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 7:52 PMlast_img read more

Lutter contre la déforestation pour réduire les émissions de CO2

first_imgLutter contre la déforestation pour réduire les émissions de CO2Un tiers du CO2 est absorbé par le parc forestier de la planète, selon une étude internationale. Dans le contexte du réchauffement climatique, l’étude pointe du doigt les effets catastrophiques de la déforestation tout en rappelant les bienfaits de son arrêt immédiat.Limiter les dégâts de la déforestation c’est encore possible. “Si demain on arrêtait la déforestation, les forêts existantes et celles au stade de la reconstitution absorberaient alors la moitié des émissions des combustibles fossiles”, a expliqué Pep Canadell, coauteur de l’étude publiée par la revue américaine Science. Pour étudier la participation des arbres au cycle du carbone, les chercheurs experts du réchauffement climatique ont réuni des données datant de 1990 à 2007 puis les ont analysées. Les résultats ont alors permis de montrer que les forêts boréales, tropicales comme celles des régions tempérées absorbent 2,4 milliards de tonnes de carbone par an. La déforestation, elle, est responsable de l’émission de 2,9 milliards de tonnes par an, soit environ 26% du total des émissions qui se chiffrent à plus de 8 milliards de tonnes par an. Ainsi, l’étude a montré que pour la première fois, dans les régions tropicales le volume de carbone émis du fait de la déforestation a été contrebalancé par celui absorbé par les forêts primaires intactes avec, au final, un bilan carbone presque nul. Les chercheurs ont alors mis en évidence que les rejets de CO2 lors de la déforestation ont été compensés par l’absorption de CO2 issue de la repousse des forêts secondaires dans les zones où l’agriculture a été abandonnée, explique l’AFP.Des conclusions qui demandent des actionsÀ lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?D’après Pep Canadell, deux principaux enseignements sont à retenir de cette étude. D’une part, “les forêts ne sont pas seulement de très importants réservoirs de carbone mais elles absorbent également très activement le CO2 produit par les activités humaines, aussi les forêts prennent de plus en plus le devant de la scène dans une stratégie pour protéger notre climat,” confirme t-il. D’autre part, une solution financière est tout à fait abordable dans le cadre de la REDD+ (Réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et à la dégradation des forêts). En effet, des économies découlant d’une meilleure gestion de la forêt sont, “plus importantes que ce que l’on pensait”, affirme t-il. Pourtant, selon le rapport “Situation de la gestion des forêts tropicales 2011”, plus de 90% des forêts tropicales sont aujourd’hui mal voire pas du tout gérées. Ce dispositif permet de tirer profit des réductions de la déforestation par des engagements de compensations financières. Le but est de conduire les pays ayant des forêts tropicales à les gérer de manière durable. Ce procédé d’investissement dans un économat vert a été adopté  lors de la conférence de l’ONU sur le climat à Cancun (Mexique) fin 2010. Un niveau très élevé en 2010 Par ailleurs, le 1er juin, carfree rapportait que les émissions de CO2 ont atteint un niveau jamais connu : 1,6 gigatonnes pour l’année 2010, faisant craindre une élévation de la température au delà du seuil “dangereux” de 2 degrés Celsius, selon une estimation de l’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE), citée par le Guardian fin mai. La lutte contre la déforestation pourrait ainsi être un bon moyen de rabaisser le niveau des émissions.  Le 17 juillet 2011 à 10:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Mourinho Liverpool must win the title

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on counterpart Jurgen Klopp by declaring that Liverpool will have to win the Premier League this season after all the money they have spent this yearLast season’s Champions League finalists have now spent over £250m on new players this year following the arrival of AS Roma’s Alisson, that saw the Brazilian become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after Liverpool had agreed to buy him for £66m.And Mourinho, who himself has spent heavily in marquee signings in the past for Chelsea, knows exactly what kind of pressure Klopp will under this season and he insists that delivering silverware will be a must for him.Just earlier this week, Klopp himself confessed that Liverpool have to win trophies in the new season.“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank, because the interests are very low,” Mourinho told reporters with a smirk after his side’s 9-8 penalty win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup,” said Mourinho, according to Goal.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The problem is you have to invest well and honestly I think they did very well because every player they bought are quality players and I’m happy for them.“And I’m also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person. It’s funny. But that’s okay.“But maybe this season finally you demand that they win. You, I think, you have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making with investments that you start making last season, not just this season, last season.“That you made in January, that you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, I don’t see another team getting close to that level of investment, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate. You have to win.”The last time Liverpool lifted a major piece of silverware came in 2012, where they defeated Cardiff City 3-2 on penalties to win the League Cup.last_img read more

Man steals 800 worth of whitening strips at Weston CVS

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – A bandit apparently concerned with hygiene stole hundreds of dollars worth of teeth whitening strips.Surveillance video captured the man stealing a dozen boxes of Crest Whitening Strips from a drug store, on Nov. 27.The video showed the man as he walked in and then ran out of the store with $800 worth of the supplies after an employee tried to stop him.The robbery happened at a CVS Pharmacy located near Indian Trace and Saddle Club Road in Weston.Police believe the thief fled in a van with a Florida tag of EAJ742.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FPL crews work to restore power in Puerto Rico after Maria

first_img“Getting the lights back on in Puerto Rico is personal.” For Frank, his role in restoring power will impact the lives of many of his friends and family on the island. @AEEONLINE @Edison_Electric @USACEHQ @femaregion2 #OneTeamOneMission #PoweringPR pic.twitter.com/7aq160mFSL— FPL (@insideFPL) January 15, 2018Thousands of residents have been left in the dark for months since the devastating Category 4 storm roared through last September.A full restoration of power isn’t expected until May.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (WSVN) — Florida Power and Lights crews flew to Puerto Rico to help parts of the island still recovering from Hurricane Maria.Crews worked to restore electricity in Bayamón, a city near San Juan. They said they will remain in the U.S. territory for as long as they’re needed.last_img read more

Dog rescued from Lauderhill canal officials search for owners

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters came to the rescue of a dog in distress in a Lauderhill canal.Lauderhill firefighters worked to pull the helpless Rottweiler mix to safety from the canal, located near the 3500 block of Inverrary Drive, Monday afternoon. Now they want to find her owners.“It’s like what we live for,” said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Capt. Josh Shuch.Officials found the dog walking in and out of the water along the canal’s edge. With help from a crew at a nearby golf course, officials were able to rescue the canine.“We made every attempt possible,” said Lauderhill firefighter Jake Marchese. “We got a boat from the golf course and put our efforts together. We were able to get the dog out. It was very rewarding.”Shuch said that they had to work all angles of the situation. “We had to coordinate both sides, went in with a boat, and that’s how we basically lassoed the dog and assisted it to the south side of the bank,” Shuch said.Crews named the dog Shivers because when they got a hold of her, she was actually shivering from the water. The firefighters who rushed to Shivers’ aid said they are grateful they could make the save before she got into more serious trouble.“It’s different than our normal call, which is normally rescuing a person, so for us to make a difference with an animal, a different type of call, it’s more rewarding,” Shuch said. “A change of the norm.”Broward Animal Care and Control was called in to take Shivers to the county shelter. They are working to find the dog’s family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Construction worker hospitalized after falling at Doral site

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a man to the hospital after, officials said, he fell while working at a construction site in Doral, Thursday morning.7Skyforce flew over the scene of the accident near Northwest 53rd Street and 87th Avenue.Paramedics transported the 28-year-old victim to an area hospital in unknown condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Whale Earwax Offers Opportunity For Unique Insight

first_imgA biologist from Baylor University in Texas has discovered a unique way to determine changes in hormone and contaminant levels in baleen whales – through their ear wax. Stephen Trumble is a whale biologist who studied at UAF. He says museums have collected these earwax plugs for a century and the Smithsonian alone has more than 500. They are commonly used to determine a whales’ age – like tree rings.But three years ago an environmental chemist suggested to Trumble the wax plugs were also like sediment cores. It was a moment of insight.Download Audiolast_img read more

Ask a Climatologist Arctic sea ice at record low for the season

first_img(Image courtesy of National Snow and Ice Data Center)This late in the fall, Arctic sea ice should be forming near the community of Utqiagvik , which until recently was know as Barrow. Instead, the ocean is open for hundreds of miles.Utqiagvik also shattered its record for the highest average temperature for October.Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist in Anchorage who closely tracks Alaska climate data and trends. Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with him regularly as part of the segment, Ask A Climatologist.Brettschneider told Energy Desk editor Annie Feidt Arctic sea ice is at record lows for this time of year.Listen Now Transcript:Brian: As of October 31st, the sea ice was just over seven million square kilometers, which sounds like a lot, but it’s quite a bit lower than any other October 31st on record.Annie: How concerning is that?Brian: It’s very concerning because the lack of ice really affects the climate of the entire circumpolar area. So for example Barrow, Kotzebue, all the areas in the northern part of Alaska, saw record warm Octobers in very large part because there’s so much open water with lots of stored heat from the summer months that’s typically locked away by ice at this point in the season.Annie: How warm was it in Barrow in October?Brian: It was just over 31 degrees, and that’s by far their warmest October on record- a full 13 degrees above normal.Annie: And is it the high temperatures making it hard to form sea ice or the lack of sea ice making the temperatures high?Brian: That all works together- so it’s called a positive feedback. The warm temperatures are really slowing down the creation of new sea ice, and the warm temperatures are adding extra heat to the open water which makes it then even harder to freeze up. So it’s a positive feedback cycle that reinforces itself.last_img read more

Village volunteers will improve PDS delivery P Subhash Chandra

first_imgKakinada: The newly introduced village volunteers system has been aimed at improving the delivery mechanism of welfare schemes at village-level, said Deputy Chief Minister P Subhash Chandra Bose. Presiding over the review meet conducted at Collectorate on Wednesday, the minister said that district Collectors will act as appellate authorities on the actions of village volunteers in their respective districts. Also Read – State government urged to release fee reimbursement dues Advertise With Us He said Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy issued orders to consider the plea of owners of vehicles like tractors, four wheelers (taxis) and luggage carriers to exempt them as owners and allow them to get PDS benefits as there are restrictions on four-wheel owners in getting this facility. With regard to land issues, the deputy CM said that changes would be made in web portal through adopting software to protect the land rights duly correcting the loopholes in the present system. Also Read – Government committed to transparent business environment: M Goutham Reddy Advertise With Us P Viswaroop, Social Welfare minister said that beneficiary selection for welfare schemes would be taken fairly on need based system without any discrimination and to control corruption up to lower level. K Kanna Babu, Agriculture minister who also attended this meeting said that efforts should be made for sustainable development of the district as this district plays a vital role in economy development. Collector D Muralidhar Reddy said that solving the public grievances would be given priority and every Monday meet would be organised to redress public grievances. MLCs, MLAs and district officials attended.last_img read more

Call to encourage students to vie for Prime Minister Shield

first_imgOngole: District Education Officer and District Commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides VS Subbarao asked the headmasters of the schools to encourage their students to participate in the competition for Prime Minister Shield. He participated as the chief guest at the one-day orientation programme for the scoutmasters held at the Municipal High School in Ram Nagar in Ongole on Tuesday. Speaking at the programme, Subbarao ordered the scoutmasters to form a scout group in their school and asked the headmasters to cooperate in this regard. Also Read – TDP holds protests over sand scarcity in Ongole Advertise With Us He said that the scoutmasters should see the moral values, patriotism, discipline, Swachh Bharat, eradication of illiteracy, etc should be improved in the children. He asked the headmasters and scoutmasters to see a large number of scouts and guides from the district participate in the competition for Prime Minister Shield. Later, the scoutmasters felicitated the DEO for his leadership in keeping the district in 2nd position in the Class X results. The Scouts and Guides JSOC P Srinivasulu, district ASOC T Rajendra Prasad, scoutmasters association district secretary A Subbarao, district treasurer KV Sesharao, school principal Veeraiah and other scoutmasters also participated in the programme.last_img read more

EC faces contempt rule

first_imgThe High Court on Sunday issued a contempt of court rule against the Election Commission for not taking steps as per its earlier order to demarcate Comilla-10 constituency, reports UNB.A bench of justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and justice KM Kamrul Kader asked the secretary of the EC Secretariat to respond to the rule within four weeks.In 2008, the EC issued a gazette notification demarcating the parliamentary seat incorporating Comilla sadar (south) and Langalkot upazilas.Later in 2013, Md Andul Gafur Bhuiyan, ex-MP of BNP, filed a writ with the High Court challenging the legality of the gazette stating that the ratio of population, geometric inclusiveness and administrational units were not considered.On 20 March last, the High Court ordered the EC to take necessary measures in this regard as per the law but EC had failed to take any step.last_img read more

Exclusive We Learn More About New Game of Thrones Mobile Game

first_img A few weeks ago we told you about a new Game of Thrones virtual reality game, one of multiple Game of Thrones projects aiming to keep the valuable #brand alive now that the TV has ended with a whimper. It’s called Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall.Now, we have a new Game of Thrones game to tell you about, and it’s also called Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall. However, instead of being a VR experience, this is a mobile collectible strategy RPG about commanding the Night’s Watch and recruiting heroes of Westeros with time-traveling Weirwood powers. It’s a little confusing. Fortunately, to help clear things up, we talked to Creative Director Justin Jones to learn more about the project. Read our exclusive interview below!The StoryThe story begins just after Lord Commander Brynden Rivers, also known as Bloodraven, has disappeared from the Night’s Watch while ranging beyond the Wall. Original characters First Ranger Alvar Spyre and Dramon Blackwood lead a search party following Bloodraven’s trail into the Haunted Forest. Their journey is the foundation for the game’s Story Mode.AdChoices广告In my opinion, the North and the region beyond the Wall are some of the most fascinating in The Known World. They are among the few places in the Game of Thrones universe where magic may still openly exist. That is something the story definitely explores. Following Bloodraven’s trail is both a classic detective mystery and a character story.Players can expect to range through the Haunted Forest, the Frozen Shore, the Frostfang Mountains, the Fist of the First Men, and other iconic locations they know from the show. They will also explore lesser known places like the Bridge of Skulls.For most players, ​the Story Mode will probably be used to measure their overall game progress since people instinctively look to story completion for a sense of where they are in the world. We expect that it will take some time for players to work their way through all 3 story acts across 7 chapters, and so the story beats are paced accordingly.The Original Characters​Alvar is First Ranger of the Night’s Watch and the story is mostly told from his point of view. He’s a no-nonsense, practical leader but there is a part of him that’s always been fascinated by the mysteries beyond the Wall. Dramon is a sardonic sidekick but he can also be the voice of reason. He has a history with Bloodraven, having fought by his side decades ago, which gives him a unique perspective on the quest to find his long-time commander.From the beginning, we wanted this game and its story to be an original story about the character of Bloodraven rather than a prequel to the show. However, there are numerous references and homages to the TV show. For example since our story takes place decades before the show you may encounter a younger version of a familiar character, but don’t expect anything plot-related.There are other voices of riddles and reason that the Night’s Watch encounters along the way, but I’ll let players work their way through the mystery of Bloodraven.On Writing a Game of Thrones StoryThe ​Game of Thrones ​world has strong themes of justice, power, faith, cunning, loyalty, violence, and lineage. Some of those are more difficult to bring forth in a story about the Night’s Watch which has no sigils and wears no crowns. So, we doubled down on northern themes and history: the oath of The Black, warging, Bloodraven, and the ancient magic north of The Wall among others. The Night’s Watch is mostly guarded by men who look alike, so we also worked within the story and collection gameplay to highlight the particular identities of the Seven Kingdoms while remaining authentic to the Watch.​My process is a blend of organic, freestyle thinking and more traditional screenwriting techniques like sequencing for act structure and using index cards to map out character beats, etc. For dialogue, I try to get deep in the mind of the characters and then step through the story beats from their perspectives. Many plot starting points are set by working backwards from a strong visual or emotion.And, I always use music – I’ll often listen to the same minimal track for hours on end to find a certain flow. I consider writing to be more art than science overall, but absolutely both at the end of the day.Worldbuilding is also very much a part of the writing process, but since ​Game of Thrones​ already has such well-developed lore, in this case, we focused on capturing what is special about the North and region beyond the Wall. I use presentation software to map out the places of power in a world and then the stories that happen there. It helps to first tell myself the full story of everything that is happening and then shape those many threads into the one story that players experience.After the script was finished and approved by HBO, the art director and I spent several days breaking it all down into game scenes with Production – some marked for full cinematic treatment and others for more traditional dialogue delivery. I wrote the scenes in parallel with the game’s missions, so it then became a question of how to best align everything before or after battles, and with the player lifecycle.Once that was planned out, we iterated on the blocking and emotion inside the scenes. Obviously, we had the help of some incredibly talented artists to bring all of this to life.I see mobile games as a new frontier for longform storytelling. For the creator and storyteller, it’s an uphill battle against the current mindset and entertainment consumption habits on the platform: no audio, app-switching, attention spans, small screens and text, etc. Yet, there is something alluring in its ubiquity that I want to keep working toward mastering.Thanks to Justin Jones for his time. Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall releases later this year. For more on Game of Thrones check out our review of Reigns: Game of Thrones and watch these illustrated renditions of Game of Thrones deaths. ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on targetlast_img read more

Doctors assaulted after patient dies at Malda Hospital

first_imgKolkata: The family members of a patient who died at Malda Medical College and Hospital on Friday assaulted some of the junior doctors.The deceased’s family members attacked the doctors alleging that the patient had died of negligence. The incident triggered chaos inside the hospital campus. The junior doctors also staged a demonstration protesting against the hooliganism. The doctors have, however, denied the allegation of negligence and added that the patient was brought to the hospital in a critical condition and despite their sustained efforts, the patient did not survive. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAfter conducting the protest demonstration, the junior doctors later joined their duties following the intervention of senior officials of the hospital and police. A police officer who went to the spot assured the doctors that the accused would be arrested soon. It was learnt that one Biren Sarkar, a local resident, was taken to the hospital at around 8.45 pm on Thursday after he had complained of serious respiratory distress. The patient died on Friday morning. Following the incident, the victim’s family members attacked some junior doctors including a lady doctor. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA junior doctor who was assaulted during the incident told police a lady doctor was first attacked. As other doctors had come to her rescue, they were also manhandled by the patient’s relatives. The doctors were rescued as police reached the spot on time. A section of junior doctors at the hospital said they were feeling insecure and demanded adequate security arrangements for all the doctors. The family members of the deceased, however, alleged that the patient died due to negligence. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident and suspect that some outsiders might have joined the relatives of the patient during their attack on the doctors. Cops are yet to arrest anybody in this connection.last_img read more