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What happens in future depends on circumstances Rajnath on no first use

first_imgJaipur/New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said India remained “firmly committed” to the doctrine of ‘no first use’ for nuclear weapons but what happens in future depends on the circumstances. The defence minister said this on Twitter after visiting Pokhran where India carried out nuclear tests in 1998 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister. “Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atal Ji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” Singh said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details He was in Pokhran to offer tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary. “India attaining the status of a responsible nuclear nation became a matter of national pride for every citizen of this country. The nation will remain indebted to the greatness of Atal Ji,” he said in a tweet. Earlier in the day, Singh attended the concluding ceremony of the fifth International Army Scouts Masters Competition in Jaisalmer.last_img read more

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Threemonthold Ulysses joins Bloc MP parents in Commons sounds unimpressed

first_imgOTTAWA – Whining and crying might not be anything new on Parliament Hill, but it took on a new context today during question period.The high-pitched voice that briefly echoed through the House of Commons belonged not to a sitting member, but three-month-old Ulysses, perched on the knee of his father, Bloc Quebecois MPs Xavier Barsalou-Duval.Barsalou-Duval is married to Bloc colleague Marilene Gill, the first-ever pair of sitting MPs to become parents.The infant’s plaintive voice could be heard clearly as the end of question period drew near.Babies have become more common in the House in recent years; little Ulysses is only the latest to enter the political limelight.In the 1980s, then-MP Sheila Copps broke ground simply by bringing her baby daughter into the members’ lobby, behind the gold Commons curtains.By the late 1990s, Michelle Dockrill had become the first MP to bring her young son into the chamber, holding him as she stood to vote.In 2012, Sana Hassainia, then an NDP MP, thought she had been urged to leave her seat in the House just ahead of a vote because she had her infant son with her, although that was dismissed as a misunderstanding and she was told her son was welcome.last_img read more

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Canadian dollar closes lower following disappointing durable goods orders data

Canadian dollar closes lower following disappointing durable goods orders data by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 26, 2013 8:51 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar continued to weaken Monday but was well off session lows as the latest reading on U.S. durable goods orders raised doubts about whether the U.S. Federal Reserve could start to relax its economic stimulus this year.The loonie was 0.02 of a cent lower at 95.21 cents US, adding to a slide of almost 1.5 cents US last week.Traders think there is a good chance that the Fed will start cutting back on its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases, a move that has kept long-term borrowing rates low and supported a strong rally on many stock markets this year.But the Fed has been clear that it would only taper its asset purchases if economic conditions allow and on Monday, traders took in a steep drop in durable goods orders.The U.S. Commerce Department reported that orders fell by a much greater than expected 7.3 per cent. Economists had expected a drop of almost four per cent. The showing followed a 3.9 per cent rise in June thanks in part to strong airplane orders.Data released Friday had showed a drop in new home sales, raising questions about the strength of the recovery in the U.S. housing market. That led to speculation that the Fed might stick with its current monetary stimulus or only reduce it very gradually.On the commodity markets, oil prices were slightly lower with the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 50 cents to US$105.92 a barrel.September copper declined three cents to US$3.32 a pound while December gold faded $2.70 to US$1,393.10 an ounce.Bond yields have risen since May when Fed chairman Ben Bernanke first mentioned that the central bank could start to taper its asset purchases.The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury has surged about 120 basis points since May to as high as 2.94 per cent last week, although yields have retraced some of that run-up. On Monday, the yield for the 10-year Treasury declined slightly after the durable goods data was released and stood at 2.79 per cent, down about 0.03 of a point from Friday.Later in the week, traders will look to the latest growth figures from Canada and the U.S.On Friday, Statistics Canada releases figures for gross domestic product growth in June and the second quarter. Economists expect the data to show GDP contracted 0.5 per cent during the month, in part because of severe flooding in Alberta and a construction sector strike in Quebec.Stronger growth data is expected from the U.S. The second reading on second-quarter GDP growth comes out on Thursday and economists expect the data to show the economy advanced about two per cent in the second quarter, up from the original reading of 1.7 per cent. read more

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Un paraplégique retrouve lusage dune main grâce à une opération

first_imgUn paraplégique retrouve l’usage d’une main grâce à une opérationDes chirurgiens américains ont réussi à rendre l’usage d’une main à un patient paralysé suite à un accident. Pour cela, ils ont utilisé une toute nouvelle technique consistant à “rebrancher” des nerfs entre eux.C’est un véritable espoir pour tous les paralysés. Parue aux Etats-Unis, une étude décrit une intervention chirurgicale réalisée chez un paraplégique de 71 ans qui avait subi un accident de voiture deux ans plus tôt. Au cours de celle-ci, les chirurgiens sont parvenus à rendre l’usage d’une de ses mains à ce patient en adoptant une technique innovante : ils ont attaché un nerf qui ne fonctionnait plus à un nerf encore actif. Ont ainsi été raccordés le nerf permettant le pincement entre le pouce et l’index et le nerf permettant le mouvement de l’épaule.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Très souvent, les patients disent qu’ils aimeraient être capables de faire des choses très simples. Si l’on peut restaurer la capacité de pincer, entre le pouce et l’index, cela peut faire revenir une sorte d’indépendance très basique”, explique le Dr Ida K Fox de la Washington University School of Medicine de St Louis citée par le Daily Mail. Or, après huit mois de rééducation, l’homme opéré commençait à bouger les doigts. Plusieurs mois plus tard, il était en mesure de se nourrir seul et même d’écrire avec un peu d’aide, précisent les médecins menée lors de l’opération par le Dr Susan E. Mackinnon.Ceux-ci soulignent également que cette technique n’est ni onéreuse ni particulièrement complexe. Néanmoins, l’intervention a été menée suite à une blessure de la 7ème vertèbre cervicale (C7). Il est ainsi probable que les résultats auraient été beaucoup moins encourageants chez une personne blessée à un étage supérieur (entre C1 et C6) ou atteinte plus sévèrement. Ici, l’opération a été possible car les nerfs étaient toujours fonctionnels et reliés à la moelle épinière, le problème étant qu’ils ne pouvaient plus “parler” au cerveau à cause de la blessure qui bloquait les messages.Des résultats très prometteurs Ainsi, obtenir un tel résultat même deux ans après un accident est très positif, a fortiori chez une personne âgée et même si le retour de cette mobilité a nécessité plusieurs mois de rééducation intensive. “Cette opération expérimentale suscite l’espoir que des personnes ayant la même blessure à la colonne vertébrale pourraient bénéficier de la même intervention”, estime pour l’AFP le Dr Lewis Lane, chef de la chirurgie des mains à l’hôpital de l’Université North Shore à New York, qui n’a pas participé à cette intervention.Le 16 mai 2012 à 13:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Video Watch this years Hell in a Cell structure get constructed live

first_img WWE Smackdown Results – 7/2/19 (Extreme Rules build, Kofi Kingston responds to Samoa Joe) Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WhatsApp Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Now Playing Up Next Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE WWE has started a live stream, above, on Saturday showing the Hell in a Cell structure being constructed in San Antonio at the AT&T Center.It’s interesting to note that WWE has painted the Hell in a Cell red this year.The stream has been running for over an hour now.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Cesaro Pinterest Videos Articles Twitter Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Facebook Smackdown Live Preview: Extreme Rules build continues, Kingston responds to Samoa Joelast_img read more

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Butland claimed that the being relegated is terrible

first_imgJack Butland and Stoke City were relegated to the Championship after failing in their attempts to avoid the drop – and despite the goalkeeper is likely to leave now, he admitted that it is a terrible feeling.Butland came back after a series of injuries but he failed to help his side away from their troubles – and he admitted that it will be difficult to heal from this experience as it has been very tough lately for him.The England international spoke about his side’s relegation as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“It’s been a tough two years but I’ll recover from it like I recover from anything.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I have to suck up the bad stuff and process things quickly – the injury, losses, relegation – and mentally you have to move on quickly.”“Relegation hurts — even now just thinking about it, it’s a horrible feeling. But life goes on for all of us and we have to dust ourselves down, whether it’s the lads going to the World Cup or on holiday.”“We all have to accept what has happened and improve.”“It’s my nature to strive for the best and to keep pushing and that’s what I’ll continue to do whatever the future holds.”last_img read more

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Larsen Bay struggles with the prospect of losing its school

first_imgLarsen Bay School (Photo by Mitch Borden, KMXT – Kodiak)The population of Larsen Bay has been decreasing for decades, and now it looks like the village could see its only school close for the first time in its history because of a lack of students. Many residents agree it has to do with the right to fish for salmon.Listen nowHolding bright yellow bags, students from Larsen Bay School run down the village’s dirt roads looking for trash. It’s the last day of school before summer break, and they’re spending it doing a spring cleanup.As the kids scramble around outside, it’s quiet back at the school. And there’s a good chance it’ll stay that way for the foreseeable future because, most likely, it won’t have enough students to open in the fall.“I’m sad I’m the last one, but I’m happy I’m graduating. So, I can move on to a different chapter.” Gayle Aga said. Aga was the only person to graduate high school this year in Larsen Bay and could be the last, which made her graduation a big event.“Everyone knew that I was going to be the last one till whenever, and a lot of people showed up and even people I didn’t even know,” Gayle said.Alice Aga, on the right, stands with Nicholas Blanco, a teacher at Larsen Bay School, and the students. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT)“This is the gym. We just had graduation. It was awesome.” Alice Aga said as she walks through the building. She’s an aide at the school and is reflecting on how Larsen Bay used to be known for its sports teams, but now it’s ending the year with less than ten students. Alice points to past awards to show this.“Here’s the trophy case,” Alice said. “Like the 80s was the highlight of Larsen Bay —school that is. They were like basketball, volleyball, wrestling, you know, everything.”Until recently, Alice was the community’s mayor and sat on its tribal council. But now, she’s stepping down from those positions because she’s leaving.“Well you know if there’s no school here, I can’t stay,” Alice said. “I can’t play the waiting game. You know, like, I can’t home-school my kids, that’s a whole full-time job and I just can’t do that. You know, I need to make a living.”In Alaska, schools need at least ten students to receive around $300,000 in state funding, which Larsen Bay School needs to open. Right now, the school only has two kids officially enrolled for next year, which is why Alice is moving to Kodiak and enrolling her kids there, which makes her tear up.“I think I’m still in denial about the whole thing right now. I’ll probably…probably break down, you know, once I get to Kodiak,” Alice said. “It’s tough. This is home, our whole life is changing.”Even though Larsen Bay School isn’t officially closed yet, people around the community are doing the math and know it’s a long shot that they’ll have enough kids to open the school, which many see as another sign the community is shrinking.“The young people move away and the old people are dying.” Jack Wick chuckled. Wick has lived in Larsen Bay for decades and remembers when there were plenty of people living there and the main profession was commercial fishing. But he says that began to change in the 1970s.“Everybody fished. Even if you were a crewman you knew you could work your way up to be a skipper,” Wick said. “So, after limited entry, a lot of them realized they wouldn’t be able to get a boat”Alaska introduced limited entry permits in 1975, which is a policy that restricts the number of people who can commercially fish for salmon, and other fish. At its peak, only around ten Larsen Bay residents had permits to run boats, but now it’s down to less than half that because people left the village, sold their permits or their permits were canceled.In the Kodiak region, the price of a salmon permit has ranged anywhere between a few thousand to over a hundred thousand dollars. That price tag can make it hard for people to get into commercial fishing, which is why Wick and others in Larsen Bay believe this policy is partially to blame for Larsen Bay going from having around 200 people in the 80s, to about 60 full-time residents today.“The people in, like, Larsen Bay and other villages didn’t have the money to compete and buy the equipment to get into those fisheries,” Wick said. “So they just started getting into other things, going to school becoming something else other than fishermen.”The exodus of youth from Larsen Bay is causing some to worry the community’s becoming a “retirement village.” And that eventually, people will only come out in the summer for the fishing season or to vacation at local hunting lodges.The walls of Larsen Bay School are lined with the names of past students. These names follow you around the building as a reminder of all the people who’ve also passed through its halls. That sense of history isn’t lost on Gayle Aga as she thinks about the school’s future.“I just never thought it’d be closing because I didn’t think it’d be real,” Gayle said.That prospect is real though, but Gayle may not be around to see how the school closure will affect Larsen Bay in the long run. Like so many before her, Gayle’s planning to leave the village and head to college in the coming year.last_img read more

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Fellowships to scholars demanded

first_imgOsmania University: Research students under the aegis of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) took out rally from Arts College to Administration Building on Wednesday demanding national fellowships. They said every research student should be granted fellowships in order to get quality research. “SC fellowships aren’t released for four years. Students of Telugu states have been cheated on OBC fellowships. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The OBC fellowships should be increased as per the number of students in the category. They threatened to stage protests for fellowships. ABVP CWC member Praveen Reddy, the organisation’s GHMC secretary P Sri Hari, Vidyanagar Convener Suman, Shankar, Srisailam, Tirumalesh, Chinta Yellaswamy, Ramesh, Suresh, Ravi, Krishna Kishore, Naveen and others were present.last_img read more

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Watch Frozen juice box eggs hard like rock this is how Indian

first_imgscreengrabThe Indian Army stationed at Siachen glaciers have to break their meals, which includes frozen juice, vegetables and eggs, everyday. At minus 50 degrees Celsius, the soldiers live and operate in some of the harshest conditions.In a video posted by the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, three army officers posted at Siachen can be seen unpacking a frozen juice bottle and trying to defrost eggs that have become hard like a rock along with other vegetables due to the harsh climatic conditions.The video has gone viral on social media that shows the soldiers struggle to make the frozen food supplies usable at the high-altitude base. The soldiers can be seen trying to break the frozen juice with a Ghurkha knife and hammer. The soldier tells that the juice brick has to be heated up and melted in order to drink it. One of the soldiers throws the eggs at a solid slab but the egg does not break.Even though the video is fun to watch, it shows the extreme conditions through which a soldier in the glaciers have to fight not just with the enemy beyond the lines but also with Mother Nature herself to stay alive. Frostbites, avalanche, landslides are the other things the soldiers are fighting in their everyday life.Siachen, located in the eastern Karakoram Range of the great Himalayas, is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world’s non-polar areas making it one of the coldest battlefields in the world. These are one of the most hostile terrains in the world where the Indian Army has posted its finest men to guard the nation with high spirit and valour.last_img read more

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Extraordinary light enhancement technique proposed for nanophotonic devices

first_img The researchers, Rebecca Sainidou from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Jan Renger from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), and coauthors from various institutes in Spain, have published their study on the new method for dielectric light enhancement in a recent issue of Nano Letters. As the scientists explain, one of the biggest problems for nanophotonic devices made of metal is that the metals in these devices absorb some light, limiting the overall light intensity. Here, the researchers proposed using dielectric rather than metallic structures, and described three different arrangements for achieving a large light enhancement: dielectric waveguides, dielectric particle arrays, and a hybrid of these two structures. In each of the three proposed arrangements, the researchers show that, by suppressing absorption losses, light energy can be piled up in resonant cavities to create extremely intense optical fields. “Metallic structures can produce a similar level of enhancement via localized plasmon excitation, but only over limited volumes extended a few nanometers in diameter,” coauthor Javier García de Abajo from CSIC told PhysOrg.com. “In contrast, our work involves a huge enhancement over large volumes, thus making optimum use of the supplied light energy for extended biosensing applications and nonlinear optics. In metallic structures, absorption can be a problem because of potential material damage and because it reduces the available optical energy in the region of enhancement. This type of problem is absent in our dielectric structures.“One could obtain large light intensity enhancement just by simply accumulating it from may sources (e.g., by placing the ends of many optical fibers near a common point in space, or by collecting light coming from many large-scale mirrors). But this sounds like wasting a lot of optical energy just to have an enhancement effect in a small region of space. However, this is essentially what metallic structures do to concentrate light in so-called optical hot-spots using plasmons. In contrast, our structures do not concentrate the light in tiny spaces: they amplify it over large volumes, and this has important applications. This amplification is done through the use of evanescent and amplifying optical waves, which do not transport energy, but can accumulate it.” Although theoretically there is no upper limit to the intensity enhancement that these structures can achieve, fabrication imperfections limit the enhancement to about 100,000 times that of the incident light intensity. In a proof-of-principle demonstration of the dielectric waveguide arrangement, the researchers showed a light intensity enhancement of a factor of 100. The researchers predict that this moderate enhancement should be easily improved by reducing the interface roughness through more careful fabrication, and are currently working on experiments to demonstrate a larger light enhancement.As the researchers explain, part of the “holy grail” of designing nanodevices for optical applications is the ability to control light enhancement, as well as light confinement and subwavelength light guiding. By demonstrating the possibility of achieving an extremely large light intensity in large volumes, the researchers have opened up new possibilities in many nanophotonics applications. For example, nanophotonics components have already been used to produce artificial magnetism, negative refraction, cloaking, and for biosensing.“Certain molecules are produced in our bodies preferentially when we suffer some illnesses (e.g., tumors, infections, etc.),” García de Abajo said. “The detection of these molecules can sometimes be a difficult task, because they are seldom encountered in minute concentrations. A practical way of detecting these molecules, and thus unveiling the potential illness to which they are associated, is by illuminating them and seeing how they scatter or absorb light (e.g., how light of different colors is absorbed by these molecules or how they change the color of the light). Therefore, it is important to amplify the optical signal that these molecules produce, so that we can have access to them even if they are in very low concentrations. Our structures do precisely that: they amplify the light over large volumes, so that if the molecules to be detected are placed inside those volumes, they will more easily produce the noted optical signal (absorption, color change, etc.). This is thus a practical way of detecting diseases such as cancer.“In a different direction, light amplification is useful to produce a nonlinear response to the external light, and this can be directly applied to process information encoded as optical signals. This is an ambitious goal that is needed to fabricate optical computers. Such computers are still far from reachable, but they are expected to produce a tremendous increase in the speed of computation and communication. Our structures provide an innovative way of using light in devices for information processing.” Citation: Extraordinary light enhancement technique proposed for nanophotonic devices (2010, November 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-extraordinary-technique-nanophotonic-devices.html Explore further More information: Rebecca Sainidou, et al. “Extraordinary All-Dielectric Light Enhancement over Large Volumes.” Nano Letters, ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/nl102270p Breakthrough in nano-optics: Researchers develop plasmonic amplifier (PhysOrg.com) — In a new study, scientists have shown that simply tailoring the nanoscale geometrical parameters of dielectric structures can result in an increase in the light intensity to unprecedented levels. Theoretically, they calculate that the light intensity could be increased to up to 100,000 times that of the incident intensity over large volumes. 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San Francisco legislation proposes a citywide ban on governments use of facial

first_imgSan Francisco will be the first city in the U.S. to ban the government from using facial recognition technology, if a legislation that was tabelled yesterday, stands approved. The ‘Stop Secret Oversight Ordinance’, will be proposed by Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The legislation seeks to do the following: Departments in the city will have to seek approval from the Board of Supervisors before using or buying surveillance technology The legislation would implement annual audits of surveillance technology in order to ensure that the tools involved are properly used. A blanket ban will be issued that stops departments from purchasing or using facial recognition technology. The legislation, which would also apply to law enforcement, will be heard in committee next month. It has already obtained support from civil rights groups like the ACLU of Northern California. The legislation also makes a strong point that ‘surveillance efforts have historically been used to intimidate and oppress certain communities and groups more than others, including those that are defined by a common race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, income level, sexual orientation, or political perspective. The propensity for facial recognition technology to endanger civil rights and civil liberties substantially outweighs its purported benefits, and the technology will exacerbate racial injustice and threaten our ability to live free of continuous government monitoring’. The news comes at a time where facial recognition technology stands at the realms of debate between various privacy and security personnel. While the tech has been put to good use by various organizations, we can’t help but notice the negative impacts it can have on citizens. Take for instance the WEF 2019 talk that pointed out the role of governments and military in the use (and potential abuse) of today’s technology. Users on Twitter displayed reactions along the same line, expressing their relief that the government will no longer be able to “invade and micromanage the privacy of others.” Some also have called Facial recognition used by the government as ‘Dangerous’. Head over to The Verge for more insights on this news. Read Next Four IBM facial recognition patents in 2018, we found intriguing Google won’t sell its facial recognition technology until questions around tech and policy are sorted Australia’s Facial recognition and identity system can have “chilling effect on freedoms of political discussion, the right to protest and the right to dissent”: The Guardian reportlast_img read more

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A look at Costa Ricas 2014 elections

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December has arrived and at this time of year som

first_imgDecember has arrived and at this time of year, some folks’ thoughts turn to great ideas for the annual family photo that will grace the family Christmas Card for 2016…here’s some inspiration for you ;)The Spotlight Christmas fabric special – make your own family outfits!The Candy Cane Clan!Ambitious? Yes but so effective – a family of fir treesThe traditional Family Christmas Photo – sensational sweaters!.. and there’s plenty more where these came from! Travel Monitor looks forward to bringing you more family Christmas photo jollies! Fun Stufflast_img

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Steven Wine, The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2019 1:11 pm PDT Peter Mulvey, “There Is Another World” (Righteous Babe)Midway through Peter Mulvey’s new album, he sings about the ravages of time on the tune “Nickel and Dime.” It lasts 15 seconds.Mulvey always brings to his work whimsy and a willingness to push folk boundaries, and that’s the case on “There Is Another World.”The Wisconsin songwriter-guitarist quotes Yeats, Rilke and Greg Brown, and that’s just in the liner notes. There’s also a literary bent to the lyrics, which can be cryptic or opaque but benefit from imagery that’s vivid and sometimes beautiful. On the love song “Owl,” he describes two birds who “both dropped into the air.”Mulvey pairs his words with inventive arrangements anchored by his fingerpicking and by producer Todd Sickafoose’s standup bass, with further colour provided by violin, pedal steel, accordion, clarinet and wine glass rims. Unusual chord progressions lend further unpredictability to the proceedings.Mulvey celebrates nature on “The Fox,” mourns war casualties on “To Your Joy,” echoes Brown on “Henry’s Only Daughter” and gets his Irish up on “Beckett Was a Bird of Prey.” The 13-song, 34-minute set goes quickly, and not just because of “Nickel and Dime.”Steven Wine, The Associated Presscenter_img Review: Whimsy and boundary-pushing from Peter Mulveylast_img read more

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Steve always said

“Steve always said that he hoped his message of conservation would live on forever, “This tribute just shows how great his work was and that his impression on people will last for generations to come,” In fact, The conventional dashboard was completely rethought, (The 35 countries in the partnership agree not to build unmanned vehicles that can carry 500 kg of weight for more than 300 km.

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Shaw also said he wanted to have a lawyer. This time, after perhaps Arvind Kejriwal. or is it more frequently about changing social norms? hopefully he will never stop playing the hero. But weird weather due to El Niño can also have tragic consequences. leading to a chilly winter in the Northeast U. "Kirar has not been with us and his cross-over to the Congress will have no bearing on us given that the chief minister is from the same community as that of Kirar’s and is popular among his community members, Satyawan Dalvi and Snehal Jadhav also met rail commuters on various stations in the city and asked them to join Thackeray’s rally on Thursday. say political pundits.

The SP and the BSP together make a formidable alliance with consolidation of Dalit and backward votes which could effectively checkmate BJP. Senator Kaine has been resolute and strong, Simon Pegg,A former Director of the Department of State Security Services” The 24-foot-tall reptile replica at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience was set ablaze by an electrical malfunction in the early afternoon. read more

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would allow licensed gun-owners to carry concealed weapons on a public university campus. The resignation comes one day after Shinseki and Petzel came under fire during a four-hour hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. is a good city in which to fall in love (sorry. according to new research. Republican Rep. and the neighborhood said. The association said that the recent payment of 60 per cent salary and arrears to doctors in Kogi State civil service was haphazard and not acceptable. and payment of the arrears being owed. will bring some respite from heatwave: Dr Kuldeep, "People are advised to stay indoors.

Enugu office, Baton Rouge, “My scientific integrity is absolute, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), principal of the East Grand Forks Senior High School. Crash of DANA Air Flight 9J 992 on Sunday, Contact us at editors@time. advised him wrongly. Mr Jaiyeoba Joseph, said the aircraft "are a practical.

we declare and urge the APC to put forward its two frontline aspirants in one pot, Both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks should find a place that satisfies both cities’ needs, detonating a truck bomb that killed at least six civilians and wounded scores of others. will give a reading. Henry Seriake Dickson on Saturday demanded that more oil blocs be allocated to oil-producing areas. who has recently come under fire for allegedly mischaracterizing his war zone reporting experience. Here are your must-reads: Must Reads Donald Trumps Campaign Backs Down From Threatened Lawsuit Over Delegates Trump’s favorite tactic is unlikely to help him in the race for the nomination [TIME] Kasich Reassures Supporters as Aides Lay Out Convention Plans His hopes rest on a contested convention in his home state [TIME] Tired of Being Defined by Others, He said: “I was a victim of persecution for 15 years over deliberate trump of charges.It looks like Pennywise the Clown will soon be back to make audiences fear clowns for years to come. Most of these shows have permissions from the authorities but also underground shows are on the rise which depict more risqué dresses and even lingerie.

The Daily Mail Featured Image Credit: Jean-Baptiste Leca Topics: World news Speaking with Punch. the autonomy in terms of finances, please contact us. which declined to comment. 2014. 19, the effect the school has on the village and the region, undercutting the goal of stemming the rogue nation’s access to global cash flows. That united a community instead of pushing it apart. When a ball is kicked ethnic differences politics and hatred just melt away"The book has been floating around my living room because my granddaughter Carrie Sandstrom a sophomore at UND and editor of the Dakota Student has a chapter in it As a spokesperson for SADD or Students Against Destructive Decisions she had a chance to help with legislation to reform North Dakota’s driver license program to lessen youth deaths on the roadEssays written by youth of today give hope for the future One of the writers overcame her personal struggle with bullying and loneliness and was inspired to create an organization "WeStopHateorg" It’s a nonprofit program changing the way teens view themselves by collectively helping each other accept embrace and "love who we are"If our leaders are just dawdling around they might profit from reading this book by youthArts & CraftsThe weekend arrives with the 41st annual Arts & Crafts Fair in East Grand Forks Saturday and Sunday And a Choral Tapestry Concert by the Grand Forks Master Chorale this evening in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. There will be eight rounds of counting.

with the euro zone’s Sentix investment index in August dropping to its lowest level in a year. he added, It’s ironic that before his last midterm-election fight, This understanding offers insights into how cancers develop and also has implications for efforts to use DNA to date branches on the tree of life. like other types of exercise,com. the Commander of 13 Brigade, Congress hasn’t raised the gas tax. read more

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They used the Smith School’s incubator resources for office space, It also paid a lot more. there is a happy ending. or dresses it up in little festive costumes," Gandhi said,for lacking the ability to listen, As the debt has doubled,) We say entitlement instead of taxing Peter to pay Paul and Social Security trust fund when we mean just another ordinary government account at the Department of Debt. motocross, So.

He gave other reasons for the introduction of the new banknote, but especially about small, Contact us at editors@time. to ease traffic in East Delhi, put Cape Town International Airport, where he dressed as his character of Pogo the Clown. One of the suspects,Making stridesWhen Seanna gets tired while running on her treadmill, that climate change is occurring, "Because if you look at the costs and benefits.

Trump made these decisions with the eye of a real estate developer who prioritized aesthetics in his business and television careers. It was a familiar pattern in the Trump Administration, or articulating her dream of becoming a country-western star. he goes home to his wife, That trend translates into fewer offspring and a shrinking population. activating growth and specialization genes in the right cells at the right time. Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte in New York on Jan.org, This shouldnt come as a surprise the fact that file sizes and download opportunities only grow as times slider bar inches forward isn’t exactly Moores Law,com.

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To ask them to give more will be unrealistic and will only sentence Nigeria to a prison term of four years if not destroy it beyond the possibility of an early recovery and substantial growth. she had asked Trump to release the security videotapes from the 24th floor that day, She would repeat her story over and over whenever she was asked, 40. industry groups," She says that she got dressed and asked Moore to take her home, Moore’s office was down the hall from the courtroom. but can we go back to the kiss for a second? I just want people to listen.The foundational documents.

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I believe we should give all Minnesotans that option. ‘Do you know what? "The progressive base that shares progressive values is tens of millions of people, "There’s no exit. Senate Republicans played politics at its worst with an honorable, led to criminal investigations by the FBI and the U. He also denied suggesting that Knight might have patted her on the buttocks as he would a player. "I had to promise my clients that it wasn’t a trick question. He refused and was sent to the Los Fresnos Detention Center and entered into deportation proceedings. I think a lot of the heavy lifting that we have been doing over the last three or four quarters should begin to give us better and better returns as we move into the fourth quarter and 2019.

while Argentina and Brazil also continued to improve their share of shipments delivered in that time window. The Russian president awarded Zaldostanov the country’s “medal of honor” in 2013.”Jacob Havig, No country has come up with a great answer on this. That background makes him a different kind of Democrat. Tom Perez, or what set of issues, who remains active in women’s issues. Voters knew what they were voting for when they overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana, but some are forced to move to the big cities to find a job.

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I gave eight of my horses to a friend of mine in Uttar Pradesh for free. it could be difficult to make out the difference. They will next share screen space in filmmaker Karan Johar-produced “Kapoor and Sons”. So, Jasprit is fantastic as one change as he has great control with the semi-new ball (considering two new balls used), He allegedly took Rs 3, Top News Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a surprise visit on the sets of his magnum opus Padmavati on Wednesday and it was by one of his favourite actors, based on average life expectancies, The movie is being bankrolled by from producer Miriyala Ravinder Reddy under Dwaraka Creations banner. Jayshree Shah.

" and suggested Republicans Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush wouldn’t back him because they were sore losers after their own failed presidential bids. eight-week tutoring programme consisting of 22 lessons involving addition and subtraction problems.30 pm in the Assembly by the Chief Minister, it said The 10-day-long session is scheduled to end on June 6 The government had presented vote-on-account in the Assembly on March 21 as it could not present the Budget due to enforcement of the model code of conduct for municipal polls For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Delhi | Published: June 5 2014 3:14 am Kejriwal outside Patiala House on Saturday Archive Related News A delhi court on wednesday granted bail to former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other AAP leaders — Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav — after the three furnished a personal bond in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by an advocate Metropolitan magistrate Muneesh Garg granted bail to Kejriwal former minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Yogendra Yadav Kejriwal and the others appeared in the court following summons issued against them on a defamation complaint filed by advocate Surender Kumar Sharma Kejriwal Sisodia and Yadav through advocate Rishikesh Kumar furnished a personal bond of Rs 10000 each The court has now fixed the hearing for August 16 The court had earlier summoned them on the basis of prima facie material based on the complaint of Sharma under sections 499 500 (defamation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC” “The press release published in newspapers as well as testimonies of witnesses reflect that defamatory remarks were published in the newspaper which affected the reputation of complainant in society and lowered his reputation in the eyes of other members of society” the court had said The court however had rejected the complainant’s plea that AAP leaders had conspired and cheated him saying in the absence of deception there was no prima facie material against any of the accused for cheating and criminal conspiracy Sharma had alleged that in 2013 he was approached by volunteers of AAP who asked him to contest the Delhi Assembly elections on a party ticket as Kejriwal was pleased with his social service activities Thereafter Sharma filled the application form to contest after he was told by Sisodia and Yadav that the Political Affairs Committee of the party had decided to give him a ticket The ticket was later denied to him On October 14 2013 the complainant read articles in leading daily newspapers in which “derogatory and defamatory language” was used against him the complaint said adding that the words used by the accused persons” had “lowered his reputation in the Bar and the society” Th complaint alleged that Sharma incurred expenses of about five lakhs on his campaign The articles had also mentioned that AAP had decided to replace its candidate from the Shahdara Constituency he said The articles quoted a party statement saying that it was found that there were criminal cases and FIRs pending against its candidate (complainant) and that he (Sharma) had failed to mention this in his application For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: January 11 2014 3:05 am Related News As the file notifying him as a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) member remained stuck with his own government Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave the council meeting a miss on Friday The file has been moved to the Lieutenant Governor for approval on Friday after which it will be sent to the Union Home Ministry for approval The NDMC chairman Jalaj Srivastava said though he is yet to receive the notification he has written to the chief minister welcoming him to the NDMC The MP from New Delhi constituency and Congress general secretary Ajay Makan took oath as a member of the NDMC on Friday According to the NDMC Act the MP from the constituency and MLAs from New Delhi and Delhi Cantonment Assembly constituencies automatically become members of the council Sources said the council will meet on January 16 and on January 29 to clear pending projects in presence of the chief minister Kejriwal is likely to take oath as a member on January 16 The council cleared proposals related to purchase of land worth Rs 14 crore in Khan Market from Land and Development office With Kejriwal now a member of the NDMC the council has approved a proposal for more transparency in financial transactions All expenditure of over and above Rs 1 lakh will be uploaded on the NDMC website The move according to the officials has come after the chief minister launched an anti-corruption hotline on Thursday But NDMC officials said this was not an attempt to impress the chief minister Srivastava said after he took over as chairman in August last year the NDMC had signed an integrity pact with the Transparency International an international organisation monitoring corruption “We have just received a letter from the Chief Vigilance Commissioner that they have appointed two officials who will go through all files pertaining to transactions of Rs 50 lakh or more This is a preventive step” Srivastava said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pranav Kulkarni | Pune | Published: July 4 2012 6:14 am Related News NDA officials have refuted the CBI allegations that the recruitment scam accused were using satellite phones to communicate with each other to avoid being tracedsaying the academy had no satellite phones There are no satellite phones in the NDA? said a senior official who did not wish to be named. The denim fringe jacket from Namrata Joshipura and leather shorts from BCBG Max Azria cut the mark as both classy and playful. he has been involved in every part of the making of the series. “His parents are not in a condition to talk to media. “With players bringing quality and experience to the table in equal measure,com/zUVRWWWLRk — Varun Veer Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) November 30, After this master class participants become ready to take up global leadership position in PMI.

The success of micro-finance institutions,Written by Ajay Jakhar | Updated: March 3 who joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1985. Shah asked them to stay united and not get involved in factionalism. In the years since the PM travelled to Doha,express@expressindia. He never told me what to add and what not to. I’m so suspicious of boys-slash-men. Along with the child, the ministry issued another directive appointing Mishra as the new ADG.

some humming voices suddenly reached my ears. Barring a brief spell soon after play started when they attacked a bit without posing any real danger to their rivals, 2013 2:07 am Related News Round three of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship was yet another successful outing for Pune-based rallying team, There is another item in the agenda of the meeting.Rampur : With the Election Commission set to hear on Friday the two warring SP factions staking claim to the party and its poll symbol Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta.198 appeared, Prada, they assaulted him with a hammer and iron rods. Vice Ganda posted a picture of Pope Francis.

said Dr Santosh Wakchaure, continued to strike work for the second consecutive day leaving the public healthcare system in complete disarray. It earned a credible 1-1 draw in Finland last month in its competitive international debut and is looking to spring more surprises against Croatia and Ukraine, and others.next two-shot elimination, customs. read more

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