first_imgThe Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly Haribhau Bagde will meet leaders of all parties on Tuesday to find a solution to break the logjam over State Backward Class Commission report on Maratha reservation which continued to affect the proceedings of the House. Parliamentary Affairs minister Girish Bapat said the decision on the meeting was taken after the House was once again adjourned for the day on Monday, making it the fourth day. The House has not worked for a single day in the current session. Opposition parties on Monday reiterated that they will not relent till the State government tabled the commission report on Maratha reservation and the TISS report on Dhangar reservation. “Why is the government running away from a discussion on this report? Is there anything that it wants to hide? Both reports should be tabled for discussion,” said leader of opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, while moving the adjournment motion. NCP leader Ajit Pawar said, “How can anyone go to court against the report? Avoiding a discussion shows that the government is hiding something.” Earlier in the day, the cabinet sub-committee on the Maratha reservation Bill held its first meeting. Sources said, the government is unlikely to table any of the two reports, but a Bill extending reservation to Marathas will be introduced on November 28 or 29. “We will be meeting tomorrow and know what the government is proposing. However, we will not accept Maratha reservation if it is less than 16%, which was granted by our government,” said Mr. Vikhe-Patil. The Assembly was adjourned four times on Monday as opposition continued to press for their demand of tabling the reports. Parliamentary Affairs minister Girish Bapat asked the opposition to come for the meeting to solve the problem. The opposition was enraged after the government cleared supplementary demands for three department without discussion. The House was later adjourned for the day.last_img read more

first_imgResearchers have discovered a surprisingly effective way to “reprogram” mature mouse cells into an embryolike state, able to become any of the body’s cell types. Their recipe: Let the transformation happen in a living animal instead of a petri dish. The finding could help scientists better understand how reprogramming works and it may one day help breed replacement tissues or organs in the lab—or in patients.In culture dishes, ramping up the expression of just four genes can turn skin and other cells into so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Pluripotent cells can become any of the cell types usually found in the body—although there are certain special types of tissue, such as placenta, that they can’t form. (Stem cells extracted from embryos, called embryonic stem [ES] cells, are also pluripotent.)Many scientists had assumed, however, that the cellular environment in living tissues would interfere with the reprogramming process, especially because natural development is usually a one-way street, from stem cells to differentiated and mature tissue cells. “The assumption is that everything in our body is promoting differentiation,” says Manuel Serrano of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center in Madrid.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Serrano and his colleagues have proved that assumption wrong. They developed transgenic mice in which a specific drug can turn on the four reprogramming factors in all the animals’ cells. The first attempts to induce reprogramming killed the animals within days as their intestines failed, Serrano says. A lower dose of the drug was not immediately lethal, the scientists report today in Nature, but the animals developed tumors that arise from pluripotent cells called teratomas. The teratomas were unusual, however. They also included placental cells, which standard iPS and ES cells can’t produce. Two mice also developed cysts in their abdomen that resembled very early embryos, with a yolk sac and the first signs of blood cell development.That suggests that the cells have gone beyond pluripotency and taken on some characteristics of totipotent cells, which are even more developmentally primitive and can produce not only embryonic tissues, but also the supporting tissues such as placenta. (A fertilized egg is the classic example of a totipotent cell.) Reprogramming in living tissues is not only possible, “it’s even better” than in a culture dish, Serrano says.”The paper really is quite striking and provocative (if a little creepy),” writes George Daley, a stem cell researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, in an e-mail. Both he and Serrano say it’s still unclear why reprogramming inside the mouse body pushes cells further back toward a primitive state. Figuring that out could help researchers better understand what happens as cells are reprogrammed and may also provide new clues to the molecular signals that control the difference between pluripotency and totipotency.Although the growth of the tumors in the mice was uncontrolled, Serrano says he and his colleagues want to test whether a more limited version of in vivo reprogramming might enable injured tissues, such as the heart, to regenerate. They also want to see if they can use a variation of the technique to reprogram human cells placed inside a mouse. Human ES and iPS cells seem to be at a slightly more differentiated state than their mouse counterparts, which makes it more difficult to grow certain types of cells from them. Reprogramming in vivo might allow scientists to isolate more primitive—and more flexible—human pluripotent cells, Serrano says.Daley notes that when amphibians regenerate their limbs, they form a cluster of primitive undifferentiated cells called a blastema. Perhaps a version of in vivo reprogramming could allow mammals to regenerate tissues that they usually can’t regrow, such as limbs or heart, he says: “I think that’s certainly an interesting possibility.”last_img read more

first_imgAt one point or another, the creative types stumble upon a painful reality. The creative life is a very difficult one, often involving personal and financial sacrifice, as well as little certainity of success. Bhavni Patel: “Dressing up in suits and button down shirts and playing someone who I wasn’t was not very comfortable for me.” Most people faced with the dilemma, let go of their creative ambitions and take the traditional route, investing in their education and securing a stable job, which ensures, among other things, financial stability and social status. That we in the South Asian community can respect.As most transition into the “real world,” they find little time or energy left over at the end of the day to pursue their artistic passions.Most anyways.Then there are those who just cannot let go.Laksh Singh is one of them. During the day, he’s a civil engineer. Nights and weekends, he is an actor. “It is lot of work. They are two very different lives, but they both reinforce each other and keep me going and energized. Also, having a good job, in an area of my interest, helps me be selective of what I would do in acting. Whether it is developing and playing a character from a different world in a theatre or film, or standing below a giant bridge structure looking at a problem and wondering what should be done next, I find both very creative and engaging. I enjoy it,” Singh says.His hectic lifestyle is partly hardwired in his personality. He’s always had multiple interests and he’s always done more than one thing at once, so he doesn’t find what he does out of the ordinary. Artwork by Roy Eappen: “I hate to call it passion, but it is really something that is a part of me.”Singh grew up in Patna, Bihar, and went to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, for his undergraduate education in Civil Engineering. After graduation, while working daytime as a design engineer, he started acting in professional Prithvi Hindi theatre, one of the most prestigious theatres in Mumbai.“I used to perform in plays in College,” Singh says. “IIT Bombay was celebrating its Silver Jubilee and as a part of cultural program, we put up a Hindi play Girgit that was based on Anton Chekhov’s Chameleon. I was playing the lead. The response was very good and as soon as the play got over, the director called to congratulate and thank me. Sitting next to him was a professor from Bombay University who told me that I reminded him of one of his earlier students from Bombay University who is now a well-known theater actor in Bombay. He asked whether I would like to pursue it further in professional theater and advised that I meet his student and gave me his number. The person was Shafi Inamdar and I went to meet him at Prithvi Theatre the first thing after graduating and taking up a job in Mumbai.”He acted in various theaters in Mumbai for about 5 years, performing mostly in Prithvi, earlier in small roles and then the lead. He also has acted in few advertisement films for Durga Khote Productions; one of them directed by the now internationally acclaimed Assamese filmmaker, Jahnu Barua.In 1991, Singh came to the United States for graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. “The focus of my research at IIT and much later at The Johns Hopkins University remained large span suspension and cable stayed bridges.”  Laksh Singh: “They are two very different lives, but they both reinforce each other and keep me going and energized.”And his acting background? “The last play I acted in was When It Rains for Workshop Theater Company where I played a high flying surgeon who is blunt and opinionated, but quite a jolly character. I’ve also acted in several short films for NYU and Columbia film school graduate students and couple of feature films. One of the feature films I did, Late Watch premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last year.” Singh has also done a TV gig on ABC’s Hope and Faith with Kelly Ripa, Faith Ford and country singer Clint Black.While Singh straddles a line between the two worlds, Roy Eappen, a government worker/painter who also resides in New York City, finds himself mending both worlds as one.Eappen explains: “A while back, I was laid off from my job. I actually saw the event as a good opportunity to have more time with art. But surprisingly enough, I did not want to spend my entire day painting. I think work provides me a lot of subject matter for painting, but I really do not see my life as a dual lifestyle. I genuinely enjoy both my work and my painting. They are both strong components of who I am, and in many respects these lifestyles work with each other rather than serve as conflicts. But I do have a hard time seeing myself abandoning one for the other. For a while I really tried to abandon art, but could not. I really tried. I hate to call it passion, but it is really is something that is a part of me.”He currently works in New York City government working on the city budget, one of the largest municipal budgets in the country. He focuses environmental health policy in the city. “I have no interest in politics, but the work I perform involves a good understanding of politics and its impact on decision making,” Eappen says.He finds that working in government has the advantage of affording him time to commit his interest in art. “While I could make more money in other fields, I like government for this reason. There are times I have to put painting off to the side, but for the most part this balance is very manageable.”Unlike Singh, who found acting in college, art is something Eappen has done ever since he can remember. “When I was young I used to make paper action-figures to play with. I also used to draw naked pictures of my sister taking a bath and freak out my conservative dad when I was six,” he jokes.He did, at one point, consider art school after high school, but ended up studying architecture at Tufts University in Boston. “I remember this choice as being a real dilemma for me, but a liberal arts college was for me. Eventually I majored in architecture, which I thought made perfect sense, since it combined my interest in art with other areas I was good at. But by the time I graduated, I started having second thoughts in a career in architecture. After college, I worked for an environmental firm as an urban planner and eventually my interest in policy led me to my current job.”  Debu Nayak, from Northern Virgina, took his artistic interests a few steps further than Eappen. Nayak is a semi-professional tabla player, who also works as an information technology specialist for the Department of Interior. How does he do it? “I don’t know the answer to that question,” Nayak responds.“To put it simply, if you love something to the point of obsession the balance comes from somewhere. I need time for my tabla everyday and for me to compete with other tabla players, I must put in considerable number of hours to practice. So I sleep less. I can go on with less sleep and still get my work done at my daily IT field of work sometimes better than others. When I come back home I spend time with my wife and daughter, but after 9 pm it’s my time. I spend that time practicing till 1 or 2 am in the morning. That’s the only flexibility I have. But I don’t feel any pain because of it. Rather I feel pain when I don’t do it.”Nayak is a former recipient of the Fulbright scholarship (sponsored by the United Nations Institute of International Education program), who started out living out his passion in college, playing in numerous cultural programs.His tabla career thrives during weekends and over the last 15 plus years, they have added up. He has performed with many well known musicians of national and international repute.“These gigs are my way of expressing my freedom at the end of the week. It’s also an expression of my love for my instruments. It’s also my way of expressing joy and happiness through music. I come alive at the end of the week. I live for the weekend.” Debu Nayak on tabla. “I come alive at the end of the week. I live for the weekends”How does he maintain his sanity juggling the demands of work and his music career? “Music has always been in my blood. I can’t see life without it. I sometimes wonder how life would be without music. I shudder just thinking about it. My mother is a sitar player and a fantastic vocalist. Music came from my mother’s side there was a whole lineage of musicians from my ancestral home of Panchet Garh in the district of Midnapore, West Bengal, India. This house in Panchet Garh boasted of musicians such as Jadu Bhatta, Ustad Faquir Bux (Ustad Kader Bux’s father and Alla Rakha’s guru/teacher), Chowdhury Jadabendra Nandan and my grandfather Chowdhury Kausallya Nandan.”“I took vocal lessons from my grandfather and my mother when I was young. I used to be really fascinated by tabla when my grandfather used to teach other students in our ancestral home. I remember during my childhood I would be constantly hitting the table or the Chair or bang something until someone would get really irritated and give me something tangible to bang on. That’s how I got introduced to tabla.“No one really taught me tabla, it came to me naturally. It was only through my grandfather I got indoctrinated into the wonderful world of hand percussion. When I was growing up in Calcutta I would participate in different music festivals and neighborhood shows. Those were wonderful days.”When he arrived in the United States, Nayak was just another poor student living off of his stipend at the Penn State campus. A move to Washington, DC, changed all that. He got his first platform at the George Washington University’s Listner Auditorium, to perform with one of the most well known musicians from Bangladesh.This was a major turning point for him. “Something wonderful happened in this program. I met a guitar player who happens to play guitar to satisfy his soul during the weekend and does a day job to survive.“He taught me how to keep being a musician and keep a day job. By now, I have started studying computer science and information technology and doing music/playing my tabla during the weekend for money.”What started off as something on the side, became a parallel part of his life. Wherever he went, he made it a point to gain contacts, which, in turn, led to more work. He found work easily because people were always looking for a good tabla player. Over the years his table skills have improved and he has also learned how to balance his professional life and his passion for the tabla.“After college, I was also competing with full time tabla players in the area as well as starting a professional career. Somehow, I kept the tabla playing part of me going in full swing. I would play concerts all weekend long and come back from out of town to get straight to work.”Perhaps, what helps him with the everlasting energy is the fact that he’s never lost the energy to stop learning. “I have been learning from Pt. Samir Chatterjee for almost 9 years. I am one of his first seven Ganda Bandh (with knot tying ceremony, a ritual performed by Guru when a disciple is accepted) disciples.“I have also learned from Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pt Anindo Chatterjee whenever they are in my area. Learning never stops. I learn form concerts, workshops and films. It’s an ongoing process. I perform almost every weekend all over the country and sometimes in Europe.”As much as he loves music, he doesn’t plan to be a full time musician. “Only if I win a lottery ticket. I do believe in magic, so who knows, that might happen too. I continue to believe in this principle that if you work hard at anything something is going to give.“Who knows may be someone will notice my music somewhere and offer me something really big. Like I said, I do believe in magic. After all, I am from the land of magic and exotica.”Bhavni Patel has already transported herself to that world. After graduating from University of Tennessee, she worked in corporate America as an interior designer for two years. “Dressing up in suits and button down shirts and playing someone who I wasn’t was not very comfortable for me.”As luck would have it, while working at the architecture and interior design firm in those two years, she found a gateway to pursuing her artistic interests.She explains: “When you design convention centers most everything that goes into them are custom designed. The budgets for these multi-million dollar spaces are huge.“They represent the city and that is why so much money and time is put into them. In the financial plan there is a large sum of money that goes towards custom carpeting. That was my first opportunity to attempt textile design. I fell in love with the ability to be creative with very little restriction.”So she quit her job at the firm, and went into designing textiles fulltime. “The great thing about my job as a textile designer is that it is corporate America when it comes to the times I have to work 9-5, but at this company I work in an old historic house with two dogs running around.“They’ve created the environment to be very laid back and relaxed. I also work independently on the design patterns. I don’t work in a team so what I create is clearly my own interpretation.“That’s the great thing about what I do I am very true to myself and I don’t have to live a dual lifestyle, in the general sense of the word. I’ve made my hobby her strength and occupation,” she proudly says.Along the way to finding this career “sweetspot,” she’s had opportunities she could only dream of. She is on the design team, which includes Vern Yip of Trading Spaces, to design an extension to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga.Her team also came up with a concept for the interior design of an Italian restaurant (by the world famous Italian architect Renzo Piano), which is connected to the High Museum of Art, in which her team ranked third from among 100 entries.Sounds like she’s hit the lottery Nayak has been banking on. Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgNaVorro Bowman #53 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after a play against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 19, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPALAMEDA, California — When NaVorro Bowman joined the Oakland Raiders days after being let go in a youth movement in San Francisco he made a proclamation.“I’m only 29 years old and I still have a lot of juice left in me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “Sometimes you need to have older guys on the team just to symbolize what level of play you have to play at in the NFL,” Bowman said. “Young guys come in the league and they don’t know. Coaches want to see so much and get so much out of those young guys that pressure takes over and they can’t do it. You need to have some veteran guys out there.”There are just fewer of them around. The average age of players on opening day rosters has dropped from 26.6 years to 26 years in the past decade, with more than 55 percent of all snaps now taken by players age 26 or younger.While aging quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Drew Brees get much of the focus, the rest of the league is getting younger around them. In nearly every major statistical category the percentage of production in the league coming from players age 25 and younger has risen significantly compared to a decade ago. Players in their 30s who used to serve as mentors for young players are becoming a dying breed.“When I came in the league, it was a great thing to have older guys — Lawyer Milloy or Rodney Harrison type of guys — in your locker room, playing and making plays, because knowledge is power and those guys have seen it all,” Hall said. “When I was a young guy, there was a couple of 10-year veteran corners in my room. Nobody would know their names. But they were just veteran guys who knew the game, knew how to make plays.Guys I leaned on to gain a lot of knowledge from. But you don’t have that now.”Now the young guys are called on to do it all. The share of production from players age 25 and younger has shot up in the past decade. Nearly 60 percent of all yards rushing come from that age group compared to 42 percent in 2007.That pattern is echoed across nearly all statistics, with the share of yards receiving for young players jumping from 37 percent to 48 percent; touchdowns rising from 41 percent to 51 percent; yards passing going from 22 percent to 32 percent; and tackles increasing from 39 percent to 48 percent as players on rookie contracts get more responsibility.“I think that mentality has changed over the years, too,” said Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who entered the league as an undrafted player in 2005. “Because before you got in this league, no matter how good you were unless you were like a first-rounder, if you were a rookie, (coaches) didn’t trust you, didn’t like you. And I think that mentality has changed.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games While teams are still willing to shell out big money to quarterbacks, elite pass rushers, shutdown cornerbacks, a few dominant offensive linemen and some big-play receivers, they are filling out the rest of the roster with players mostly on rookie contracts. The current CBA capped rookie salaries for the first four years — and an extra fifth for first-round picks — with the idea that more money would be available to veterans on second and third contracts. But that wealth has only materialized for a minority of stars at key positions, with a large share of veterans getting left behind.“Veterans are being passed over in favor of younger players who cost half as much and don’t even have a fraction of the experience,” said longtime agent David Canter. “Whenever that happens, regardless of profession, the quality of the product is going to decrease. The new CBA helped create this environment as owners duped the players and NFLPA into thinking that the savings on rookie contracts via an unnecessary rookie scale would be passed along to veteran players, with the union scoring the victory of less time in facilities in the offseason.”Instead the reduced offseason practice time, elimination of training camp two-a-days, and the reduction of in-season padded practices in hopes of making the game safer have hurt the quality of play even more; young players get even less preparation.The Raiders were a perfect example of how the move to go young can be detrimental. Despite a glaring need at linebacker in the offseason, general manager Reggie McKenzie refused to spend money to upgrade the position, allowing a proven veteran like Zach Brown to sign with Washington despite visiting Oakland first.That decision backfired as the team struggled at the position and even was forced to use a pair of undrafted rookies because of injuries to other young players before signing Bowman last week to solidify the spot.ADVERTISEMENT That Bowman even needed to make the case that a player still in his 20s wasn’t over the hill shows how much the game has changed since he entered the league in 2010. Players at ages once considered to be their prime playing years now struggle to find jobs.The NFL has undergone a dramatic youth movement in the past decade as teams grow more inclined to go with cheaper, more inexperienced players ahead of seasoned veterans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe change is a reflection of the collective bargaining agreement signed before the 2011 season that capped rookie salaries and limited the chances for young players to renegotiate deals they had outperformed.“I thought the reason we supposedly changed the CBA was to keep veteran guys around, quote-unquote, but that hasn’t been what’s materialized,” said Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who entered the league in 2004. “It’s been: go younger, go cheaper.” Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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first_imgOn his on-screen rockstar look where he is seen sportingOn his on-screen rockstar look where he is seen sporting long hair and tattoos on body, Shahid said, “Abhishek Chaubey was concerned with what I was doing with my hair we had discussions over it and then things worked out. I did not want to get a body of a body builder I wanted it of someone who has abused himself. We worked a lot on that.”Given the unusual subject of the movie and his character, the 35-year-old star says telling a new story always involves a certain amount of risk.”I think good and new stories needs to be told. If you dont do it that way then you will never be able to discover things yourself and never be original. I feel new things are always risky,” he said.”The story of the film is honest and the intention of the film is to give message to audience.” he added.The film features Shahid Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt in key roles. PTI KKP ARS NDSlast_img read more

first_imgWhen Virender Sehwag ‘slam-dunked’ Piers Morgan for mocking India’s Rio performanceVirender Sehwag had the perfect reply to British journalist PiersMorgan’s caustic tweet on India’s celebrations after winning two medalsat the just concluded Rio Olympics. De Villiers, not Kohli, is the most exciting batsman for Richard Hadlee Former New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee feels AB de Villiers is an all-round batsman when compared to players like Virat Kohli and JoeRoot, who are equally skillful.Federer plans January return in Australia Roger Federer, who is sidelined for the rest of the year, said onWednesday he plans to return to competition in Australia in January atthe Hopman Cup and the Australian Open.Australia captain Smith to return home from Sri Lanka to restSteve Smith is to leave the tour of Sri Lanka and return home to restahead of their limited-overs series in South Africa before they host the Proteas at the start of a heavy home schedule.Man United will be Schweinsteiger’s last European clubBastian Schweinsteiger revealed that he will not play for any other club other than United or Bayern in Europe and turn up if his team requires.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool’s U17 World Cup winner Brewster facing four months out Ryan Benson 23:03 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rhian Brewster, Liverpool, 17/18 pre-season Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Surgery on an ankle ligament injury is set to rule the promising Reds striker out for the majority of the season Liverpool prospect Rhian Brewster has been ruled out for up to four months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.The 17-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising young players in England after impressing for Liverpool’s youth teams and England’s World Cup-winning Under-17 side.However, his development has hit an obstacle after he suffered ankle ligament damage during a fall against Manchester City’s Under-23s on January 12. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Brewster was carried off on a stretcher after receiving lengthy treatment and had to have surgery as a result.Liverpool have now confirmed that he is likely to miss the remainder of the season, estimating a recovery timeline of “three to four months”.A statement on the club’s official website added: “Brewster underwent surgery to repair the damage earlier this week and will now begin a period of rehabilitation at the Reds’ youth base in Kirkby.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Alamo Bowl was one of the most-exciting games of college football’s 2018 bowl season – so far, anyway.Washington State, the No. 13 team in the country, topped No. 24 Iowa State in San Antonio, 28-26, to give the Pac-12 its first bowl win in more than a year.The game was a fun one, but the fans inside the stadium might’ve had a little too much fun.Iowa State fans were reportedly unhappy with the Alamo Bowl’s beer supply.“Sources inside the Alamo Dome are reporting Iowa State’s fans are extremely upset with the lack of available Busch Light on the premises.”Sources inside the Alamo Dome are reporting Iowa State’s fans are extremely upset with the lack of available Busch Light on the premises.— Pat Heffling (@wurstbrewerfan) December 29, 2018“We already have one vendor out of Busch Light at the Alamodome. 45 minutes to kickoff.”We already have one vendor out of Busch Light at the Alamodome. 45 minutes to kickoff.— Wide Right & Natty Lite (@WideRtNattyLt) December 29, 2018Busch Light attempted to fix the issue, at least.He’ll get you an ice-cold Busch Light by any means necessary… even he’s gotta do it himself. pic.twitter.com/oHXvHitE4J— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) December 29, 2018Welp, at least everyone had a good time.Washington State finished the year 11-2 with last night’s win, while Iowa State fell to 8-5.last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is reporting that Jamaica welcomed a record 4.31 million visitors in 2018.“This represents the second year in a row that Jamaica has had more than 4.3 million visitors in a single year,” he said at a press briefing held at his New Kingston offices on Tuesday (January 8).He noted that the country saw an 8.6 per cent increase in earnings from US$3 billion in 2017 to US$3.3 billion last year.Minister Bartlett said that the growth in earnings places the country on track to achieve the target set by the Administration of generating $5 billion in revenue from tourism by 2021.He said the projections are that by the end of the winter season, the country would have earned an additional US$1 billion in tourism revenue since 2016.“This is a powerful performance because what it means is that we would’ve earned US$1 billion in three years when it took us 40 years to earn the first billion and 17 years to earn the second billion,” he pointed out.In the meantime, Minister Bartlett informed that there is more than US$1 billion in circulation across Jamaica coming directly from tourism.“Tourism is growing at a phenomenal rate… . The impact of this is seen in the growth of the small and medium enterprises across Jamaica… . The dollar is being retained because more and more of our people are supplying against the demands of the industry,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Navis announced that Modern Terminals Limited has gone live on the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at Da Chan Bay Terminal One (DCB), located in Shenzhen, China. The N4 platform enables Modern Terminals to generate significant value for its customers through improved operations and productivity.DCB is one of the most recent container terminals built in Shenzhen to handle the largest carriers at the highest productivity and efficiency levels. Due to the successful partnership between the DCB and Navis implementation teams, future implementations at other Modern Terminals’ sites will have a proven template to achieve go-live success. Modern Terminals’ larger, second site in Hong Kong is scheduled to go-live with N4 in mid-2014.“The dedication of the project team, which consisted of members from MTL Hong Kong, DCB, Navis and Accenture, was unparalleled,” said Benjamin Lai, Managing Director, DCB. “Collectively we were able to utilize essential implementation best practices in order to ensure the terminal was prepared for a successful go-live. The implementation would not have been executed as smoothly if not for the extensive system testing and training and change management exercises our terminal underwent. With this project complete, we are confident that Modern Terminals’ Hong Kong N4 go-live will also be a resounding success.”N4 offers a trusted platform for Modern Terminals due to its flexibility, extensibility and proven success in the marketplace. The implementation of N4 enables Modern Terminals to automate and standardize operational processes, including equipment and yard operations, to ensure the best customer service offering that is aligned with the company’s brand promises. In addition to the Navis TOS, the project also included the integration and upgrade of other existing systems that support the gate, customs clearance, billing and customer portal.“For Modern Terminals to choose Navis instead of continuing with our own TOS IT platform – which has shaped our world class reputation and delivery over the last 40 years – is a testament to the confidence we have in N4,” said Anders Dommestrup, COO, Modern Terminals. “We are confident that the implementation of the Navis TOS in Da Chan Bay and then Hong Kong over the next six months will be seamless. We’ll be able to enhance our operational processes with the most advanced technology available, ultimately improving overall performance to port calls in Hong Kong.”“Whenever Navis is approached to replace a legacy TOS, we know that the stakes for success are extremely high,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO, Navis. “Modern Terminals recognized the need to address market changes by using a more advanced technology platform like N4. We look forward to helping Modern Terminals deliver the reliability and efficiency their customers are demanding, and further position its network of terminals as key players in Asia, and the ocean shipping industry as a whole.”N4 is Navis’ latest generation TOS, allowing customers the flexibility and scalability needed to run their operations – from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations managed from one central location.Navis, November 27, 2013last_img read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2015 11:34 am MDT White House threatens to veto Keystone XL pipeline bill backed by GOP-controlled Congress WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline.A bill that would have forced Obama’s hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the Congress that convened Tuesday is Republican-controlled and new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the pipeline bill will be among the first issues voted on.White House press secretary Josh Earnest says he does not expect Obama would sign any Keystone legislation that reaches his desk.The spokesman says there is a “well-established” review process that is being run by the State Department that should not be undermined by legislation.Earnest also says the pipeline’s route through Nebraska also must be resolved. read more

“We have also suffered enormous heartbreak – including unresolved conflicts causing immense suffering throughout the troubled Middle East, South Sudan, the Sahel and beyond,” said Secretary-General Ban in his message on the Day, observed annually on 24 October, the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. He noted further: “Together, we have put in place some solid foundations for shared progress – which we must build on by working even harder to empower women, engage youth and uphold human rights for all.” Mr. Ban said that major progress has been made towards a more sustainable future through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as in addressing the threat of climate change, through the Paris Agreement, which will enter into force on 4 November, a record entry for any such global accord. “Across that historic threshold lies our best chance for greener, cleaner, low-carbon growth,” he said. The UN chief further expressed that it was an honour to serve the world’s people over the past 10 years and called on everyone to support Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres in continuing the Organization’s global mission of peace, sustainable development and human rights. Mr. Ban’s tenure as the UN Secretary-General comes to a close at the end of this year. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at podium) addresses a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter in San Francisco. UN Photo/Mark Garten In a separate statement, the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson welcomed the focus of the 2016 UN Day on real-world actions for a sustainable future.“I salute the fact that this year’s UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions that people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Mr. Thomson in a statement on the occasion. Under his Presidency, a key agenda of the General Assembly’s 71st Session is to achieve momentum in the implementation of the global goals.“[UN Day’s] observation is an annual reminder of the long and often difficult road [UN] Member States have decided to travel together. We are sustained by common aspiration as defined in the Purposes and Principles of the Charter,” he added in the statement.The 24th of October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by UN Member States as a public holiday. As part of the observance of the Day, UN will highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also, the organization’s Department of Public Information will organize a concert to celebrate and reflect on the work of the UN through the universal language of music.The event, will feature a traditional Korean music orchestra; world-renowned concert pianist and UN Messenger of Peace, Lang Lang; the Harlem Gospel Choir; the Hungarian State Opera with performances by soprano Andrea Rost; and other notable artists. The theme of this year’s UN Day concert is “Freedom First.” read more

As if it cannot get any worse for Penn State, now comes word that the NCAA is poised to level heavy punishment to the Nittany Lions’ football program in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.NCAA president Mark Emmert, during an interview with Tavis Smiley on PBS, said, “I’ve never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university and hope never to see it again. What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we’ll have to decide.”We’ll hold in abeyance all of those decisions until we’ve actually decided what we want to do with the actual charges should there be any. And I don’t want to take anything off the table.”That means the Death Penalty is in play for a program that was led to prominence by the late Joe Paterno. Emmert said he is still waiting for Penn State’s official response to the Freeh report, which, in a nutshell, lambasted the administration and Paterno for covering up Sandusky’s rampant crimes, which led to him being convicted on 45 counts that likely will led to a sentencing of more than 60 years in prison.Still reeling from the content of the Freeh report, Emmert did not dismiss the notion of issuing the so-called “death penalty” against Penn State, asserting that the unprecedented nature of the Sandusky scandal could warrant extreme punishment.“This is completely different than an impermissible benefits scandal like happened at SMU, or anything else we’ve dealt with,” Emmert said. “This is as systemic a cultural problem as it is a football problem. There have been people that said this wasn’t a football scandal.“Well it was more than a football scandal, much more than a football scandal. It was that but much more. And we’ll have to figure out exactly what the right penalties are. I don’t know that past precedent makes particularly good sense in this case, because it’s really an unprecedented problem.”Emmert also said that he expects to hear back from Penn State “within weeks” regarding questions the NCAA has issued about the case, including the issue of institutional control. He consistently has maintained that the NCAA will not determine whether violations occurred until receiving the school’s response.“We’re in active discussions with Penn State right now, and I need to get a response back from them soon, right away,” Emmert said. “And then we’re going to make that determination, and then we’ll see where we go here.” read more

← Previous Story Aron Kristjánsson new Iceland coach! Next Story → Niklas Ekberg in THW Kiel until 2015! Berlinbob henningDagur SigurdssonfoxesFuchse Berlinhenningsigurdsson The Foxes are obviously very satisfied by the performance of Dagur Sigurdsson, that they decided to offer him a new contract until 2017, which he accepted. Bob Hanning declared praise of Sigurdsson’s up-to-now performance in the club on all levels, and that the club is certain that there is no one more suitable for the coaching job than Sigurdsson. Last year, Fuchse Berlin made it to the Final Four in Koln, where they finished fourth.photo: fuechse-berlin.de

first_imgLes premiers oiseaux ne pouvaient pas battre des ailesGrande-Bretagne – Les premières espèces d’oiseaux n’étaient probablement pas en mesure de battre des ailes à cause de leurs plumes trop fragiles. Les chercheurs pensent que certaines espèces, comme l’Archaeopteryx, qui a vécu il y a 140 millions d’années et est considéré comme le véritable premier oiseau, étaient sans doute incapables de se propulser dans les airs.Plusieurs études de fossiles d’Archaeopteryx, dont les experts pensent qu’il s’agissait d’un dinosaure à ailes et à plumes, montrent que l’espèce possédait des plumes au rachis (axe central de la plume implanté dans la peau, ndlr) plus mince que celles des oiseaux modernes. Une équipe dirigée par Robert Nudds, de l’université de Manchester, a calculé que ces plumes devaient alors être trop faibles pour supporter le battement des ailes, et à peine assez solides pour permettre à ces oiseaux de voleter d’arbre en arbre.Même constat pour le Confuciusornis, un oiseau apparu plus tardivement, il y a 100 millions d’années.”Si Archaeopteryx et Confuciusornis battaient des ailes, ils devaient avoir une structure de plumes fondamentalement différente de celle des oiseaux actuels”, ont conclu les chercheurs dans la revue Science. Le 24 mai 2010 à 11:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgEtats-Unis : du Botox pour traiter l’incontinence urinaireL’agence américaine des médicaments (FDA) a autorisé mercredi la mise sur le marché des injections de Botox pour traiter certaines formes d’incontinence urinaire chez des personnes souffrant de troubles neurologiques.  Si les injections de Botox sont aujourd’hui largement utilisées pour s’attaquer aux rides, c’est une toute autre application que vient d’autoriser l’Agence américaine des médicaments. Mercredi, la Food and Drug Administration a donné le feu vert à la mise sur le marché de ces injections pour traiter certains formes d’incontinence urinaire observées chez des personnes souffrant de troubles neurologiques. “Chez les malades atteints d’une blessure à la moelle épinière ou souffrant de la sclérose en plaques, la vessie est hyperactive”, explique ainsi la FDA dans un communiqué cité par l’AFP. À lire aussiDu nouveau dans la recherche pour les 8 millions de migraineux en FranceOr, le Botox a un effet paralysant sur les nerfs. Injecté dans la vessie, il permet alors de décontracter les muscles, d’accroitre la capacité à retenir l’urine et donc de réduire l’incontinence, selon la FDA. “L’incontinence urinaire liée à des maladies neurologiques peut être difficile à contrôler. Le Botox offre un autre choix de traitement à ces malades”, a indiqué le docteur George Benson, directeur adjoint de la division des traitements urologiques à la FDA. Lors des deux essais cliniques réalisés sur 691 patients au total, le procédé s’est révélé tout à fait concluant et moins douloureux que les traitements actuels. Jusqu’à présent, ceux-ci consistaient à détendre la vessie et à utiliser un cathéter pour la vider régulièrement. Le Botox fournit donc un moyen de traiter l’incontinence urinaire en supprimant cette nécessité de vider la vessie. Toutefois, le traitement présente quelques effets secondaires et notamment une infection du conduit urinaire ainsi qu’une rétention d’urine, précise la FDA. Il y a peu, l’Agence américaine des médicaments a également autorisé l’utilisation du Botox dans le traitement des migraines chroniques et d’une transpiration excessive sous les aisselles.Le 25 août 2011 à 20:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Pinterest WhatsApp Brian Fritz of Sporting News and The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that John Cena confirmed that he would not be wrestling at WrestleMania 32 this year in Dallas.Cena underwent rotator cuff surgery in January and had made tweets in the last few weeks insinuating that he was attempting to rehab and recover in enough time to return to the ring for WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in a few weeks.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 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 Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show John Cena To Take Part In New Facebook Series Videos Articles Charlize Theron Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel John Cena Appears as a Boy Band In New SKYY Blue Vodka Adcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Twitter John Cena Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Videos Articles WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event last_img read more

first_imgAfter booking their place in the final against Real Madrid following their 7-6 aggregate victory against AS Roma on Wednesday, Liverpool have also now set a new record in the Champions League by scoring the most goals in the competitionThe Reds came into their second leg against the Giallorossi with a comfortable 5-2 aggregate lead from last week’s first leg at Anfield and were 2-1 up at the end of the first-half.But Roma made things uncomfortable for Liverpool after the break at the Stadio Olimpico by scoring three goals to take the lead at 4-2 and set up a nervous ending for both sides.But Jurgen Klopp’s men were able to hold and will now take their place in the final at Kiev on May 24 against Real.Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum’s goals in the opening 45 minutes of the game took Liverpool’s scoring tally in this season’s Champions League to 46 and it means that they have now surpassed Barcelona’s previous record of 45 goals in 16 games during the 1999/00 season.Most goals in a Champions League season (including qualifying):divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…1. Liverpool (17/18) – 46 goals in 14 games 2. Barcelona (99/00) – 45 in 16 games 3. Real Madrid (13/14) – 41 in 13 games 4. Manchester United (02/03) – 37 in 16 games 5. Real Madrid (16/17) – 36 in 13 games— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) 2 May 2018Liverpool will be considered the underdogs against a Real side chasing their 13th title in the competition and they’re fourth in the last five years.last_img read more