India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 12:42 IST Deepika Padukone at the Mumbai airport.Deepika Padukone is winning the internet with her reaction when a security guard asked for her ID at the Mumbai airport. The actress was entering the airport with her father Prakash Padukone when the guard asked her for her ID. Without showing any starry tantrums, Deepika immediately turned around and politely asked the guard, “Chahiye?” (Do you want it?). The actress then walked back to the guard to show her ID, before entering the airport.The actress is being praised by netizens for her positive attitude. A fan commented on the video saying, “She is really down to earth….tht’y people love her….she is amazing…love ya. (sic).” Another fan wrote, “How can some1 be so humble. (sic)” On the work front, Deepika recently wrapped up shooting of Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal. The Padmaavat actress also ventured into production with Chhapaak.Deepika will also be seen in Kabir Khan’s 83. She will play the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the film. Deepika’s real-life husband Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev in the film.advertisementDeepika and Ranveer were last seen together in 2018 film Padmaavat. Though they were not paired romantically in the film, they both made a mark with their respective performances in the film.Talking about if they take inspiration from each other, Deepika said, “Yes, I think so. We have worked in three films together, and they have all been successful. Individually, we are strong and different personalities, and when put together, we know how to feed off each other’s energy and that’s the beauty of it. I think Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela was a classic example of that. It’s exciting and challenging at the same time.”Also Read | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Will Deepika Padukone play Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83?ALSO READ | Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh’s 83: India was not ready to make sports films 20 years agoALSO READ | 83: Ranveer Singh to live with Kapil Dev in Delhi for 10 daysALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Deepika PadukoneFollow Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone is winning the internet with her reaction when asked for ID at airport. See videoDeepika Padukone’s reaction when a security guard asked for her ID at the Mumbai airport is going viral.advertisement
zoom Swiss container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has cancelled its Great Sea service that operates between Asia and the Black Sea due to unexpectedly low demand out of Asia. The service will cease operation on Asia export sailings from the first week of November.Instead, MSC will provide a transshipment service between Asia and the Black Sea.Cargo will be transshipped in Asyaport, which is located in Barbaros, Tekirdağ, Turkey.”We expect to offer good transit times, and full schedule details will be provided in due course. MSC remains committed to supporting customers, and while current demand is not sufficient to meet the costs of running a dedicated service, the transshipment service will provide the optimum solution for maintaining their supply chain,” the company said in the announcement.
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar and Tamil Nadu – the big five – with 250 seats in their territory, will sound the bugle for this year’s victor. Parties in these states are, duly, working round the clock to influence voters and strengthen their polling arithmetic. These states also posit unique challenges to national parties. While caste holds key for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have to be won by different political strokes. Agrarian distress will be Maharashtra’s polling point while communal harmony is set to dominate Bengal. And, for Tamil Nadu, recovering from the demise of a glamorous political era, the sentiment of anti-incumbency will be hard to overcome. So, with a mix of nationalism and unemployment – the big five will be critical in deciding the nation’s sway…1. Uttar PradeshWith 80 seats, one mega alliance and two national parties desperately seeking to salvage their prestige — Uttar Pradesh has grabbed eyeballs for all the right reasons. In 2014, NDA won 73 seats from the state’s share. This turnaround, from 2009’s 10 seats, pretty much sealed the deal for BJP. But, UP hasn’t been very kind to its incumbents. This year particularly, circumstances appear to be shaky for the ruling party that is relying on its hyper nationalism narrative to fetch the same or more enhanced results than 2014. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance, for one, will upset all set arithmetic. Traditional enemies in the state, the UP gatbandhan looks formidable and could very well roll over the ambitions of both BJP and Congress. On the other hand, now that the Congress isn’t associating itself with the gatbandhan, it could cut into the upper-caste votes which tend to lean away from the region’s socialist parties. Yet, politics isn’t arithmetic — a simple addition or subtraction will conceal true frictions playing on the ground. In 2007, Mayawati rode to power in the state with a considerable chunk of upper-caste votes. These votes have tended to sway — in 2007, they opted for Mayawati; in 2009, they heavily tilted towards Congress who secured 12 seats more than in 2004; and in 2014, they submitted their bulk choice in favour of BJP. This time, the upper-caste votes could split between Congress and BJP, making the path easier for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance. Mulayam Singh’s appreciation for Modi could also be ominous for the gatbandhan as Muslim votes can very well sway entirely in favour of Congress, as was witnessed in 2009 after Mulayam tied up with Kalyan Singh and hurt Muslim sentiments; ultimately, the community voted entirely for Congress. Caste is an important factor that is presently in the gatbandhan’s favour. The emotions on ground are nebulous and, unlike 2014, there is no clear appreciation for a single party. While many are disappointed with the Modi-Yogi government, others repose more faith in him than his counterparts. Priyanka Gandhi’s entry could also extinguish BJP’s spirits; her charisma and absence of experience could make her a more desirable choice for aspirational voters who seek leaders beyond simple caste affiliation — this factor actually supersedes the caste arithmetic. In 2014, caste rules were defied in favour of a new, aspirational India. Priyanka is the only beacon of aspiration today with Akhilesh, Mayawati, Modi, Yogi all having failed their tests of palpably uplifting spirits. By arithmetic alone, if the caste factor works, then the gatbandhan could sweep through 48-50 seats. But any upsetting in caste calculations would leave the door open for BJP. Priyanka could’ve been Congress’s trump card — but her absence (until now) from contesting seats directly could dampen voters’ spirits. Poll focus: The SP-BSP-RLD combine could hamper chances of national parties 2. MaharashtraA traditional stronghold of Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra, in a sense, is a microcosm of the factors dominating this election season. Presenting a robust mix of rural and urban, industry and agriculture, Maharashtra’s mood would provide a most appropriate glimpse into our democracy’s temperament today — will chants of national security and patriotism emerge victorious or will voters address their immediate concerns in lack of employment and absence of robust agrarian mechanisms. While NCP has aligned with Congress, Shiv Sena will be pairing with BJP, scripting another chapter in their self-starred thriller novel. Before 2014, fissures had appeared in the BJP-Sena camp. While BJP went alone and secured victory, it managed to rally Sena support in forming the government. Through the previous Assembly election and right up to the announcement of an alliance for 2019, Shiv Sena had pulled many a jibe at BJP. But now, they are together and back to fight the NCP-Congress combine, which has had a few hiccups of its own. Sharad Pawar, a constant critique of the current government, deciding against contesting the elections might not spell well for the opposition that could have gained from Pawar’s towering presence. Worse, many believe that Pawar chose against contesting because he anticipated an insurmountable defeat. Despite rumours enforcing the dominance of Sena-BJP against Congress-NCP, the ground situation is quite different; particularly in rural and western Maharashtra where sugarcane farmers have been on the bitter receiving end of failed government policies. Raju Shetty, leader of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana from western Maharashtra, had in 2014 allied with BJP, ensuring the party’s sweep through the region. But, this time, Shetty is allying with UPA, indicative of the larger mood across Maharashtra’s sugarcane belt that is unlikely to vote for NDA at Centre. But a dampener of UPA spirits could be the revising of caste equations in Solapur. The Bahujan Vanchit Aghadi here could cut into Dalit votes and reduce the UPA’s flame — an aspect NDA is heavily reliant upon. But caste is always fragile, as was witnessed in 2014 when several minority votes tilted towards NDA while Congress managed to wrest some urban constituencies from ruling BJP. NDA has said that it will return with a bigger victory but Congress too is boasting of an assured comeback. Maharashtra has witnessed extreme farmers’ agitations through the last five years and the Sena’s highhanded anti-migrant policy too has provoked many. The Modi factor is less important here and, for now, employment and agrarian distress appear to be the prime factors influencing outcome. But, the state remains decisive, Sena-BJP’s exceptional ground-level work could seal a result in their favour. Ultimately, western Maharashtra or the sugarcane belt will hold the key to either’s victory. Poll focus: West Maharashtra’s sugarcane belt will hold the key to either’s victory3. West BengalUnlike the other big states, West Bengal will not witness a contest of raging national parties; in fact, the Bengal verdict is mostly known — Didi will emerge victorious — the contest then is between how many seats Didi secures and how many BJP can wrest. West Bengal is among the more politically charged states and the last year has witnessed heavy exchange of rhetoric between TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s poster boy and prime minister, Narendra Modi. In 2014, Bengal had not subscribed to the Modi wave. In a clear verdict, TMC had secured 34 of the state’s 42 constituencies, with Congress, CPI-M and BJP securing the rest. This time though, both CPI-M and Congress have been reduced to irrelevance. Their absence has created a vacuum for BJP which is likely to secure a chunk of these floating votes. Nevertheless, 10-12% of these votes will also move towards TMC. Mamata scores many points over Modi in serving policies that truly reach the poor. Unlike other parties, whose schemes are caught in a warp of paperwork, Mamata succeeds in providing direct cash and material through her many schemes, including Kanyashree, Rupashree, Sabuj Sathi, among others. Further, her charisma, attitude and way with masses continue to attract heavy crowds to her rallies, which easily record a turnout of over 1-2 lakh people. And, unlike the rest of the nation, Bengal is not prone to the vulnerability of muscle-flexing masculine nationalism. Being a state which has thrived in communal harmony, polarisation here, will only lead to conflict rather than selective empowerment. On the flipside, TMC leaders other than Mamata and a few others, have failed to motivate voters. TMC has been blamed of routine violence, a factor that could work against their leader too. Further, BJP has housed a number of TMC deflectors, Mukul Roy being the most prominent. Roy, a right-hand man of Mamata, switched to BJP last year and duly brought a few other leaders with him. Though Roy has held positions of importance, his relevance has largely been borne of his proximity to Mamata. Now, contesting away from her legacy, it will be interesting to observe the true mettle of Mukul Roy – perhaps BJP’s greatest gain in Bengal. Mamata can be assured of the 30% minority vote which is unlikely to sway in any other direction. This 30% added with a minimum of 15-20% votes from general voters, which she is most likely to secure, will give Mamata close to 50% of the vote share — marking an easy win for her. This election is unlikely to challenge her position, but a drop in seat share could augur well for BJP, whose desperation to make headways into Bengal is all too evident.Poll focus: The battle here is for the margin of victory; can BJP curtail Didi’s dominance? 4. BiharBihar, the hotbed of caste politics, will witness a direct clash between NDA (BJP+JDU+LJP) and a gatbandhan of opposition parties (RJD+Cong+RLSP+HAM+VIP). Communists were unable to find their place in either camp and will be contesting a few seats to save their existence in the state. Since the last Lok Sabha election of 2014, Bihar’s landscape has been significantly altered. For one, JDU chief Nitish Kumar was then an ardent critique of PM Modi, leading a mahagatbandhan to secure Bihar’s state assembly. This time though, he’s on the other side of the fence. Since quitting the gatbandhan in 2017, Kumar has forayed into the NDA camp and campaigned actively for Modi as PM. With BJP and Congress both working on the defensive, Bihar is actually a contest between Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav. While Kumar has been the face of Bihar’s backward politics, Tejashwi is rallying for the non-Yadav OBC votes, as is evident in his vote sharing tactic. RJD will be fighting only 19 of the state’s 40 seats, the least ever, in a clear bid to help smaller local outfits consolidate non-Yadav OBC votes. Congress has limited its presence to only six seats. If Tejashwi does emerge successful, the sailing could get rocky for Nitish in the state assembly polls due next year. For Tejaswhi, contesting with his father behind bars, this is an opportune moment to emerge as RJD’s star campaigner; while for Kumar, it will be a field test. The mass impact of his switch to BJP will be tested for the first time this season; interestingly, he will also be able to learn the local response of his alcohol ban, initiated in the state in 2016. Congress and BJP have both left Bihar to the mercy of local faces and caste choices. Both have planned their campaigns and candidates mindful of the caste equation. While NDA’s is a mix of upper-castes (BJP), non-Yadav OBCs (JDU) and Paswans (Lok Janshakti Party); the opposition is relying heavily on smaller parties like Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RSLP), Hindustani Awami Morcha (HMA), etc., to secure the Most Backward Caste (MBC) votes. To Nitish’s benefit, he has delivered the traditional road, water, house promise, allowing BJP to avoid issues of national concern such as unemployment and agrarian distress, which also happen to be the opposition’s poll point of attack. Poll studies in Bihar, so far, show that national security continues to be a dominant thread of upper-caste discourse; India’s Balakot strikes have touched their intended chord here. But, rural Bihar is less affected. They believe that, like every other time, caste will decide the winner.Poll focus: Hotbed of caste politics, in Bihar, caste will again decide the winner 5. Tamil NaduTamil Nadu in the post-Jayalalithaa and post-Karunanidhi era has been a political mess. Though DMK has survived the absence of Karunanidhi, AIADMK has failed across almost every parameter of excellence established by Jayalalithaa, among the greatest stateswoman of our time. Recovering from internal conflict, though AIADMK has now been able to establish a united front, governance in Tamil Nadu continues to be shaky. There is widespread public anger with the ruling party, and a plank of Sasikala supporters, led by her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, will cut a section of assured AIADMK votes. But, the consolidation with BJP and important caste parties of rural areas provides a mask for AIADMK to overcome its regional failures. And that, in fact, has been its poll resolve. CM Palaniswami and deputy O Pannerselvam have campaigned exhaustively with the proof and promise of greater national and economic security. That pitch though is unlikely to work in the southern state where federal governance gains prominence over meta promises. Demonetisation and GST continue to dominate as deterrents for voting in favour of the ruling party with the NEET crisis still looming large. The recent Pollachi sexual violation racket that disclosed the unethical association of AIADMK associates has also dampened spirits across Tamil Nadu. MK Stalin and his opposition have a massive chance at resurgence, as a recent Loyola study showed, over 50% of those surveyed were in favour of the DMK-Congress combine. This will be Tamil Nadu’s first test since the demise of its political vanguards. The sailing in the state hasn’t been smooth, with endless protests on account of Jallikattu, Cauvery dispute, NEET row, and now Pollachi. People’s faith in AIADMK is dwindling. Further, this election will run parallel to by-elections in 18 municipalities. Local issues, thus, continue to be in the fray. Caste will play a relevant role in the south too. AIADMK, with its many partnerships, appears to be on the right path if the previous election seats are considered. However, this is a post-Jaya world and Tamil Nadu today thinks rather differently. Dhinakaran-led AMMK will also try to paralyse the AIADMK+NDA combine, particularly in the southern district where the ruling party will be testing its Thevar vote base. Capitalising on caste, DMK too has expanded its base to include local faces that can better secure caste appeals. For Tamil Nadu, the crises are many as are the players. It appears to be a direct contest between national and local interests with caste fulfilling its distinguished role of discrimination. Poll focus: This election will decide Tamil Nadu’s future in the absence of legacies
Rabat – Taskiwine, a martial dance of the western Moroccan High Atlas, has just been included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 2017 Urgent Safeguarding List for intangible cultural heritage.Practiced by all the tribes of this area of the Moroccan Atlas, the Taskiwine dance takes its name from “Tiskt,” the richly decorated powder horn worn by each dancer on the left shoulder.This inscription as intangible heritage aims to help safeguard this historical art, which has been threatened by various factors, according to UNESCO, notably “globalization, the growing denigration of traditional heritage practices by young people and a decline in crafts associated with dance.” The Taskiwin’s dance requires the participation of about 20 men. The dance evolves in the form of a theatrical presentation: each act of dance acts out a warlike episode, whether by gestures or by the rhythms adopted.Taskiwine is the art of vibrating the shoulders in synch with the rhythm of the tambourines. The men wear powder horns and red shoulder straps and dance with rhythmic steps, characterized by frenzied movement.The mellow tone of flute who signals the passage from one rhythm to another and from one act to another under the orchestral guidelines of the Raïs, the maestro of the dance.Predominantly a male dance, Taskiwine often turns into a group celebration in its more relaxed moments when the unmarried girls take up their own dance and songs. At this stage, the dance abandons its warrior connotations to allow the dancers to express themselves in a joyous and free way.The prose of the music is also a prominent aspect of Taskiwine. A vector of exchange between the dancers, the lyrics evoked by its rhythms, its martial gestures and its sounds echo the principles of heroism, strength, courage, and bravery. The prose also relates the different episodes of a war in a harmonious way by hinting at different aspects of combat: anticipation, taking positions, assault, withdrawal, and victory.The Taskiwine dance also reflects the importance given to the cohesion of the tribe. Its rhythm invites dancers to renounce themselves in favor of the continuity of the group.
Rabat – The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) told Morocco World News today that it has sent a message to the Secretariat General of the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) to alert the body of the mistake in the map.FRMF told MWN that UAFA said posting a divided Moroccan map was an “unintentional mistake.”FRMF added that the Arab federation “responded to Morocco’s demand immediately by deleting the map” from its official Twitter account. Read Also: FRMF Gives Atlas Lions a Generous Bonus after World CupThe map showed the football clubs that qualified for the eighth round of the Zayed Champions Cup. Morocco’s Raja Casablanca, also known as RCA, qualified for the competition.The map, however, angered Moroccans because it divided Morocco into three sections: The first part showed northern and central Morocco and part of the southern provinces, the second part showed Western Sahara, and the third section showed the regions east of Morocco’s defense wall claimed as “liberated zones” by the Polisario Front.It is the first time that UAFA, chaired by Saudi sports official Turki Al Sheikh, has used the map, which is commonly used by the UN and international NGOs.
He also accused the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association of having an underhand deal with the government which he claims is evident in filing the court action to delay the bus fare hike. (Colombo Gazette) A rift between private bus trade unions has deepened further with one union blaming the other over the delay to have bus fares increased.All Island Private Bus Company Federation (AIPBCF) General Secretary Anjana Priyanjith said that one private bus union has gone to court over the failure by the government to increase bus fares. Anjana Priyanjith is referring to the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association led by Gemunu Wijeyratne who had filed legal action against the National Transport Commission. He said that the move to go to court will see the issue drag further and they don’t expect bus fares to be increased by another year. Priyanjith says they could have won their demands for a bus fare hike through protests and going to court has only delayed the process.“We see this as a complete betrayal of private bus operators. We will not get what we were supposed to get under the national policy either,” he said.
Kobe Bryant, coming off two major surgeries, made his return to the NBA Tuesday night, displaying flashes of the skill that has made him an all-time great — and an animus for center Dwight Howard, who bolted the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets after one season.Bryant did not flinch when Howard elbowed him in the jaw with 7:07 left in the game of the Rockets’ blowout win in L.A. Rather, Bryant let out what he had been holding back for more than a year, telling Howard that he was “soft.”It happened when Howard leaped to grab a rebound, came down and had Bryant in his face. Howard swung his elbows, connecting with his left on Bryant’s jaw. Bryant called Howard “soft” as the players stood face to face. Howard pointed at Bryant and yelled something back as they were separated.Both were called for a technical foul. Howard also was called for a flagrant one foul and Bryant was called for a foul.After Howard made two free throws and Bryant made one of two, each took a seat on the bench.Howard had been booed unmercifully all night and it only increased during his altercation with Bryant.“They don’t like each other,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said.Said Bryant, smiling, in a back-handed compliment: “How can you not like (Howard)? He’s a big teddy bear.”Howard refused to be controversial.“What do y’all want me to say? I’m going to give y’all nothing. That’s stupid. We won the game. It’s over with. There’s no need to go into it. It’s about basketball.”
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against Penn State on Jan. 31. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorIt seemed like the No. 16 Ohio State women’s basketball team had righted a sinking ship. After dropping three games in a row to No. 23 Michigan, No. 10 Maryland and Iowa, the Buckeyes responded with four straight victories in which they held opponents to fewer than 68 points. Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper said the team used the losing streak as motivation and it showed in the past four games.But the only thing that showed during Ohio State’s game against South Florida Sunday afternoon was an overmatched Buckeye team getting beat in every phase of the game, resulting in an 84-65 loss.Ohio State (20-6, 9-3 Big Ten) has a prime chance to bounce back facing Illinois (9-17, 0-12 Big Ten), the lowest-ranked team in the Big Ten, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Champaign, Illinois. Projected StartersOhio State:G — Asia Doss — Senior, 5-foot-7, 8.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.5 apgG — Kelsey Mitchell — Senior, 5-foot-8, 24.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.1 apgG — Linnae Harper — Redshirt senior, 5-foot-8, 15.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.5 apgG — Sierra Calhoun — Redshirt junior, 6-foot, 11.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apgF — Stephanie Mavunga — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-3, 16.1 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 0.7 apgIllinois: G — Brandi Beasley — Sophomore, 5-foot-6, 11.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.6 apgG — Cierra Rice — Redshirt sophomore, 5-foot-9, 5.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.9 apgG — Kennedy Cattenhead — Redshirt senior, 5-foot-10, 5.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.5 apgF — Courtney Joens — Sophomore, 5-foot-10, 3.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.4 apgF — Alex Wittinger — Sophomore, 6-foot-1, 13.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 0.8 apgScouting IllinoisSimply put, Ohio State should crush Illinois. The Illini have not lost a conference game by fewer than eight points and do nothing that will scare Ohio State. Illinois has a minus-9.7 scoring margin, the worst in the Big Ten and 5.5 points worse than the second-lowest scoring margin.Opponents have a better shooting percentage from 3-point range (38.2) than the Illini have from the field (37.9 percent). That will pose a problem Tuesday night since the Buckeyes shoot more 3-pointers than any other team in the Big Ten. Four Ohio State guards — Asia Doss, Kelsey Mitchell, Linnae Harper and Sierra Calhoun — average at least 3.4 3-point attempts per game, and Mitchell broke the NCAA record for most career 3s attempted last game.Sophomore guard Brandi Beasley and sophomore forward Alex Wittinger have been the most consistent producers for Illinois. They are their team’s only two players who average more than 10 points per game. No one else scores more than seven points per game. But neither player should do much damage against Ohio State. Wittinger will need a big game for her team to hang with the Buckeyes, but she has scored at least 20 points just four times this season. Beasley shoots just 35.8 percent from the field and 25 percent from beyond the arc. Though Ohio State should easily leave Champaign, Illinois, with a victory against the Illini, it will be looking for certain areas of improvement.The Buckeyes have struggled rebounding this season, leading to teams dominating them with second-chance points. Last game, South Florida outrebounded Ohio State by 20.“Bad defense and rebounding for us usually run together. You’ll see us over-helping, which means we’re not blocking out,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “When we’re bad defensively, we’re usually bad on the boards as well because it usually means we’re not matched up with the right people.”Illinois has somehow struggled more on the boards. The Buckeyes average 0.2 more rebounds per game than their opponents, while the Illini average a 2.6-rebounding deficit, tied for last in the conference.Cinderella story?At the beginning of the year, Ohio State had Final Four dreams. Those aspirations have since taken a massive hit given its four losses in the past eight games. The dreams seem so far-fetched that Harper believes the team is seen as more of an outside contender“The good thing about it is we still have a lot of basketball to play and we still have a good chance to turn it around,” Harper said. “We can use it as motivation for our next game and try to come together as a team and hopefully make it a Cinderella story or something like that.”If anything, a team destined to be the subject of a Cinderella story certainly would have seemed to be the Ohio State men’s basketball team. But instead, the women’s team is searching for answers.As McGuff has said in the past, Ohio State just needs to get hot at the right time. But the slipper becomes a looser fit with each passing loss.
Early for Black Friday (or super early for Cyber Monday, depending on how you look at it), Blizzard has brought out the big guns, and put its newest games on sale at large discounts.Perhaps the most bang for your buck, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, is on sale at $19.99, down from its normal $59.99 price tag. Blizzard is also offering a StarCraft II bundle, which includes Wings of Liberty and a pre-purchase of the followup, Heart of the Swarm, for a total of $59.99. However, Blizzard already announced that HotS will release with a price tag of $39.99, so if you buy WoL today for $19.99, and then wait to buy the standard edition of HotS for $39.99, you actually save a penny. Of course, Wings of Liberty only seems to be discounted for the holiday sale, so the price should go back to normal after.Along with StarCraft II, Blizzard has put their newest non-expansion release, Diablo III, up for sale at $39.99, down from its usual $59.99. If you work hard enough at it, you can use the Real Money Auction House and consider that $20 discount startup money. Unlike SCII, Diablo III only seems to be discounted for its boxed version, rather than both that and the digital download. We’re not quite sure if that’s intentional or not, as other reports of the sale don’t mention that difference.Both the StarCraft II and Diablo III sales will last until 11:59pm on November 26th.Blizzard has also put some retail World of Warcraft items up for sale in honor of Black Friday. The Battle Chest, which includes World of Warcraft and its first two expansions (The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King) is on sale for only $4.99. Cataclysm, the third expansion, is on sale for $9.99, while Mists of Pandaria, the fourth and newest expansion, is down to $19.99. Remember, these sales are only on retail versions of the products, which are only available at GameStop, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, and Hastings.Whatever you end up buying, you can thank Blizzard for sucking away all of your holiday time with cheap, super popular games.
WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A special machine is helping a patient with a spinal cord injury get through rehab.The portable machine called EksoGT has become a real game changer to help patients dealing with paralysis and is giving them hope to someday walk again.Patient Jessica McNair suffered a stroke, which left her immobilized.“Two years ago, I was unable to walk at all,” McNair said.Now, thanks to the exoskeleton machine, it has allowed her to stand up and feel what it’s like to walk again.EksoGT is a portable, adjustable robotic machine helping in the rehab game.The machine, which is attached to your body, is designed to help patients with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and other neurological conditions to gain back some — if not all — motion in their bodies. “I think it’s really inspiring because, it kind of, it instills what it felt like to walk normally again,” McNair said, “so it kind of forces me to think I can maybe walk normally again in the future.”Doctors at the West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital in West Miami-Dade introduced the latest technology in hopes of giving patients a real fighting chance.“For the last 14 years, we’ve been trying to set the standard for rehab in our community, and so far, I think we’ve been doing a pretty good job with amazing outcomes,” said Dr. Jose Vargas with West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital.The machine also offers multiple features added for patients to access, which McNair says helps her relearn what she lost. She said it also serves as a real workout.“With the leg, it’s really hard for me to lift it up. With the Ekso, it doesn’t do it for you, but it forces you to relearn the movement,” McNair said. “The Ekso doesn’t walk for me, which is a good thing; it works with what strength I have, so it’s hard work. It’s a workout.”McNair works for Ekso Bionics, the company that invented the machine and said the possibilities for this new technology are endless.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Army’s Western Regional Medical Command will be moving to Hawaii, costing Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash., about 60 jobs and a command position for a two-star general, officials confirmed this week.The move comes as the Army is consolidating its five regional medical commands into four headquarters. The medical command will relocate to Honolulu, home of the Army’s Pacific headquarters, reported the News Tribune. A deputy commander for the medical command, a position most likely assigned to a brigadier general, will remain at JBLM and focus on patient care throughout the Pacific.Civilian employees will have the opportunity to move to Hawaii, and those who don’t move may find work at JBLM’s Madigan Army Medical Center.The realignment is expected to take about two years, with the medical command retaining its current staffing for a year, according to the story. When the realignment is finished, JBLM will have three command positions for general officers instead of four.“This announcement brings changes to JBLM’s role within the Army Medical Command structure, but it is not an unexpected shift,” said Washington Rep. Denny Heck (D). “With the nation’s strategic rebalance to the Pacific, moving the Western Regional Medical Command headquarters to Hawaii fits that plan,” Heck said.In addition to Hawaii, the Army’s other regional medical headquarters will be based in Fort Belvoir, Va. (to manage East Coast hospitals); Joint Base San Antonio (the Midwest and Rockies); and Sembach, Germany (Europe).
Simbu and Nayanthara in Idhu Namma Aalu.PR HandoutEx-lovers Nayanthara and Simbu had put their past behind them when they decided to work in Idhu Namma Aalu three years ago, but issues that reportedly occurred during the making of the film only made the things worse for them as it gave a big blow to their relationship. It has now become clear after the actress made her stand to Mani Ratnam clear about working with him in the upcoming film made on Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan, say rumour mills.If the latest speculations are to be believed, Nayanthara has refused to work with Simbu in Ponniyin Selvan. It is said that the director after working with the latter in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam had him in mind for an important role and had approached him whether he was interested to act in the mega-budget flick.Simultaneously, Nayanthara was offered to play the role of Poonguzhali, wife of Madhurandhaka Uthama Chozha, in the historical film. But she seems to have told the filmmaker about her unwillingness to work with him in the multi-starrer, forcing the critically-acclaimed director to make changes in the cast and drop the Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa actor from the flick.Now, Simbu has moved on to Venkat Prabhu’s Maanadu and Hari’s next film, which is said to be a pacy action thriller.Ponniyin Selvan is based on the historical novel penned by Kalki Krishnamurthy. It is widely considered as one of the greatest novels written in Tamil. Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Keerthy Suresh, Vikram and Karthi have given their consent to work in the film.Coming back to Nayan and Simbu, they were in a relationship for a few years, before parting ways. After the long break, they agreed to work in Pandiraj’s Idhu Namma Aalu. They had put their issues behind and teamed up for the romantic drama.Unfortunately, Nayan had creative differences with Simbu over a special song and the delay in her payment issue did not help the cause. It has to be noted that Simbu brought in Adah Sharma on board for the special track in spite of facing opposition from director Pandiraj. Simbu with Adah Sharma in Idhu Namma Aalu.PR Handout
A number of factors should be considered before adopting a pet in India. Willingness to commit and adjust, the size of your home, the kind of weather you have where you stay, are some of the points you need to think about, say experts. Here is a list of some crucial points for you to consider. 4Ask yourself if you are ready to bring a pet into your life. Do you have the time and energy required to train and care for a pet from the beginning to the very end? (if you have the slightest doubt about this, we suggest you take a little more time to think about it). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPuppies and kittens are not the only ones that you can adopt. Adult or senior dogs and cats often need homes too. Consider all your options.Pets are family, so it’s almost like planning a baby or a new addition to the family. So, make sure everyone at home is okay with the new adoption.Does your current home have enough room for the pet you are bringing home? While cats, birds and small dogs manage well in apartments, larger dogs need more room to stretch their legs. Make sure you have a large area to exercise them. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCan you commit as a family? Will you be ready for the lifestyle changes that the pet will bring? That may mean morning walks, waking you up really early and many more things.Will you be ready to spend? Pets are not supposed to eat our food so will you be able to adjust to their special needs in food and vaccinations.Training and grooming needs: They need to be trained especially dogs, so will you be willing to invest your time with a trainer. Also, a visit to a pet spa is a very good idea but ask for the shampoo being used. Ideally, a paraben free, sulphate free shampoo as cheap shampoos can cause more harm than good. Right accessories, toys and treats: A lot of pet parents do not realise the importance of these, but accessories, toys and treats are essential while bringing up a pet. Allowing them to chew on your rubber slipper is not a good idea.Is your home pet-friendly? Even if you are staying in a high-rise building, do you have the right environmentfor the safety of your pet? Hope you don’t throw sugar cubes around, as your dog could lap them up with consequences.Be clear about spaying/neutering: Talk to a vet to be clear about why spaying/neutering benefits in the behavioural aspects of a pet.Read nutritional facts before you buy a product: Just as you read nutritional facts while buying your food, please do the same while selecting a food for your pet. If you are not in the habit of checking that for yourself, please do so.Educate yourself: Constantly be ready to read articles and research on pets. Do not buy products just because your neighbour bought them for her pet.
Kolkata: Dr Asit Kumar Panja, an ayurvedic genius from an obscure village in Bankura’s Joyrambati, has been nominated as an expert by the Ministry of AYUSH to chart the guidelines for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the field of Ayurvedic treatment and also for the stanadardisation of international protocols.Panja, who has already set his footprint in the national and international arena for his multi-faceted contributions in the field of Ayurveda, will be flying to WHO headquarters in Geneva early next month. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs assistant professor of the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur in Rajasthan, Panja will work towards the formulation of a standard procedure and guidelines for Ayurveda treatment. Following the completion of the project Panja will submit the documents to the WHO, which will be eventually published as a standard methodology for the treatment not only in India but also across the world. It has often been found that many Ayurveda practitioners provide treatment across the globe without having relevant degrees as there are no standard guidelines. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateDr Panja will set the benchmark for treatment and it will get the official clearance from the WHO. This apart, Dr Panja will also help the WHO in publishing a standard terminology in the field of Ayurveda. It may be mentioned here that Dr Panja bagged the prestigious ‘Young Scientist Award’ last year in the category of Literary Research. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences under the Ministry of Ayush had conferred the award on Dr Panja. He has been carrying out research on various aspects of Ayurveda for the past 15 years and has been associated with various research projects of Ayush and World Health Organisation (WHO). He has gone through classical texts and manuscripts of Ayurveda and converted the treasured knowledge into a modern form, exploring the possible ways of implementing the old and pure form of Indians traditional methods of treatment. Research was done on how the classical ways of treatment and diagnosis can be attributed a modern touch. Panja has performed researches on 35 aspects including the coding of ancient Ayurvedic manuscripts. The Ayush Ministry also nominated Dr Bhupesh Rajnikant Patel as another expert who will look after other aspects of Ayurveda. The main purpose behind developing standard terminology was to recognise various Ayurvedic terms on the international platform. The Ministry of Ayush had already developed National Ayush Morbidity and Standardised Terminologies Electronic Portal (Namaste-Portal) where various Ayurvedic terms have found place with their synonyms in English and Hindi languages. Many old manuscripts, which were originally in Sanskrit language, have already been digitised to attract attention from the international audience. The ministry had also tied with the WHO in this regard.
The Global Reed Sensor Market is accounted to US$ 765.07 Mn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period 2019 – 2027, to account to US$ 1,473.33 Mn by 2027.The definition of reed sensor over the years has evolved to incorporate further complicated hybrid ecosystem of personal computers, mobile devices, laptops, servers, virtual endpoints and infrastructure comprising both public and private clouds. Owing to this transformation, the organizations across the globe are showcasing a keen interest in advanced Types catering to their security demands for extensively virtualized environments.Furthermore, the widespread implementation of IoT across the value chain has also increased the threat of cyber security contributing to the global growth of reed sensor market globally.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3207017?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshA key trend which will predominantly impact the Reed Sensor market in a coming year is Sensors for autonomous vehicles. Steady progress in the development of autonomous vehicles is being witnessed with some of the renowned car manufacturers collaborating with the technology leaders for it to be conceptualized. Autonomous vehicles have evolved on the platform built by ADAS. Companies like Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Tesla, Mercedes, Honda, and other major manufacturers have been investing billions of dollars in the research & development of these cars.Also, technology giants like Apple, IBM, and Intel have further collaborated with the leading auto manufacturers to remain competitive. In the next few years, it is anticipated that autonomous cars would hit the roads and be commercialized. One of the keys enabling technologies required in the autonomous vehicles is the presence of sensor fusion, whose function would be of integrating data from an array of sensors to make quick and appropriate decisions.Reed Sensor market by application is segmented into Automotive & Transportation, Security & Safety, Medical, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications, Others (Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Sports & Recreational). The automotive and transportation sector is expected to make the majority contribution to the reed sensor market, whereas the security and safety market segment is expected to gain the highest growth rate during the forecast period.The overall Reed Sensor market size has been derived using both primary and secondary source. The research process begins with exhaustive secondary research using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the reed sensor market.Also, the primary interview was conducted with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, and external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the Reed Sensor industry.Get 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3207017?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: email@example.com
A gay couple who met on Twitter six years ago are going to be exchanging their I dos at the social media headquarters next month.Simon Savidge (@SavidgeReads) and Chris Burton (@ohchrisburton) met on Twitter after speaking about their mutual love of cheese and beards on the micro-blogging site. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) “I work in cheese and have a beard, so two out of three isn’t bad,” Chris tweeted to Simon when he saw that he loved books, cheese and beards.After spending a week exchanging DMs (direct messages, in layman’s terms) the pair agreed to a hot date sorting out Simon’s shelves – and the rest is history. PINK NEWS- “Some family and friends have thought it was slightly unusual to find love through social media. Or very modern. However Twitter was, and still is a really interesting platform to meet like-minded individuals,” said Simon.“I loved that I could see from Chris’s Tweets that we had some similar passions but most importantly get a gist of his personality. He was hilarious over DM and I thought life is too short to not to see where it could lead,” he added.Chris popped the question in Cyprus in 2017, and will be exchanging 280-character Twitter vows with his partner in their headquarters next month.“Six years later, we’re getting married,” said Simon.“Meeting on Twitter is really important part to our story, as without it we probably wouldn’t have met, so it’s great if slightly surreal that we can exchange 280 character vows at the actual Twitter HQ,” he added.The couple are set to officiate the ceremony on March 3rd at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
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