Non-Governmental Organisations across the northeastern States have lined up protest programmes against the Narendra Modi government’s bid to reintroduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said a few days ago that the Centre would reintroduce the Bill in Parliament in November. The proposed legislation was cleared by the Lok Sabha in January but not tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 and grant citizenship to people from minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of stay in India even if they do not possess any proper document. The current requirement is 12 years of stay.In Nagaland capital Kohima, the North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) has scheduled a ‘public protest’ on October 3 to mark the beginning of the campaign against the Bill perceived to be a demographic threat to indigenous communities, some of whom number less than 1,000.NEFIP president Ningthouja Lancha said the organisation had asked all the Legislative Assemblies of the eight north-eastern States to adopt a resolution against the Bill and urge the Centre to take necessary steps to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The NEFIP is a conglomerate of 250 social organisations in the northeast.Student organisations Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Khasi Students’ Union and All Manipur Students’ Union have pledged support to the protests.In Assam, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has sought a united protest by the State’s indigenous organisations against any attempt to pass the Bill. “We will not accept the Bill under any circumstances. It poses a huge threat, which will affect the spirit of democracy. We cannot let this kind of Bill destroy our society,” its leader Akhil Gogoi said.
New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, among others, lavished praise on Kidami Srikanth for claiming the Australian Open title with a stunning win over reigning Olympic and world champion Chen Long. It was Srikanths fourth Super Series title and the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) congratulated the ace shuttler. “PM @narendramodi congratulates @srikidambi for his accomplishments during #MannKiBaat,” PMO India tweeted. The triumph is his second successive after clinching the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title last week and Tendulkar said he was proud of “champion” Srikanth. “Heartiest congratulations to @srikidambi on winning 2nd successive superseries title. Proud of you champion! #AustralianSS,” wrote Tendulkar on his twitter handle. Another former India cricketer Virender Sehwag also extended his best wishes as he wrote, “Congratulations @srikidambi on beating reigning Olympic & World Champion Chen Long & winning a 4th Superseries title. Take a bow, Srikanth ! Srikanths compatriot H S Prannoy tweeted: “Looks like its getting tough for everyone to Clinch titles when Indian boys are in form!! Congrats @srikidambi.” Denmark shuttler Mathias Boe felt Srikanths achievement of winning back-to-back titles was rare. “Massive congrats @srikidambi back to back titles, not many players have done that. Jai hind.” Sports Minister Vijay Goel also lauded Srikanths second consecutive Super Series title. “2nd successive Superseries title for @srikidambi. Defeats Olympic champ Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 to become #AustraliaSS winner! Proud of you!,” Goel tweeted. Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha not only applauded Srikanth but also his coaches, especially national coach Pullela Gopichand. “Congrats @srikidambi what a stunning win. Salute!! Amazing work Gopichand, Indonesian coaches @GoSportsVoices,” he wrote on his twitter handle. Tennis ace Sania Mirza said, “@srikidambi on fire love it.. huge congratulations once again .. keep it rolling.” Hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh added, “Congratulations @srikidambi for yet another title! Heres to many more in the future.” PTI CM AH CMadvertisement
Chelsea Morata confident Chelsea can emulate Juventus and Real Madrid Last updated 2 years ago 17:19 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Chelsea UEFA Champions League Morata The Spain international striker has already graced the Champions League final with his previous clubs and is hoping to do likewise with the Blues Alvaro Morata is targeting a Champions League hat-trick with Chelsea having already graced the final with Juventus and Real Madrid.The Spain international striker got his first taste of the showpiece event in 2014, when he stepped off the bench in Madrid’s thrilling 4-1 victory over arch-rivals Atletico.Morata 3/1 first scorer v Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 He did likewise with the Blancos last season as they swept past Juve, having previously been beaten by Barcelona while with the Turin giants in 2015.Morata is now setting his sights on a fourth appearance with Chelsea, having joined the Blues in a £70 million deal over the summer.”It’s an incredible competition,” the 24-year-old told the club’s official website.“With all the teams I’ve played for in the Champions League I have reached the final and I hope to do so this year too.”It’s very difficult to win the Champions League but I think we have a good team, and with a good mentality we can do good things.”Morata was left among the substitutes as Antonio Conte shuffled his pack for a Champions League opener against Qarabag on Tuesday, with Chelsea easing their way to a 6-0 victory.The big-money striker has, however, enjoyed a bright start to life at Stamford Bridge – netting three times in five appearances – and feels he is adjusting well to new surroundings.Morata added: “At the moment, I’ve only scored and assisted with my head for Chelsea, so I hope to use my feet as well soon!“But it’s true that English football is different to Italy and Spain. You don’t have much time to calm down, or relax, because all the time the ball is on fire! You need to be in good condition to play here and approach every match with a good mentality.“In terms of the marking, it is probably the same here as in Italy with the teams that are maybe not at the top of the league – those teams are compact and it’s hard for us sometimes to break them down. But when the other team wants to play with the ball, you can find space. That’s when you find the spaces to attack the other team.”Morata will be hoping to see opportunities in his next outing, with Chelsea readying themselves for a crunch London derby clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat 1 of 4 Chevrolet Debuts the Off-Roading ZR2 Bison to Tackle Trails and Competitors Close Chevrolet Next Editors’ Recommendations Chevrolet The Colorado ZR2 Bison will also be available with an optional snorkel through AEV, while owners can spec either diesel or gasoline engines from Chevrolet itself. You’ll also be able to select from either Crew or Extended cab design and will be available to customers starting early next year. That being said, Chevrolet hasn’t released the Bison’s pricing just yet, but given the Colorado ZR2’s starting price of $42,500, it won’t likely be cheaper for a more capable machine. “We’ve been following Colorado since its introduction, and the ZR2 really captured our attention,” says Dave Harriton, founder, and president of AEV. “As this is the first Chevrolet vehicle we’ve given the AEV treatment to, we wanted to do something special with the industry’s first use of hot-stamped Boron steel. We also expect that Colorado drivers will love the added ruggedness of our front and rear bumpers on ZR2 Bison.”Who’s ready to hit the trails? This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness Chevrolet The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Previous The Bison’s new kit includes five separate skid plates which now encase the engine’s oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and both front and rear differentials. These plates are stamped out of Boron steel for extra impact resistance. At both front and rear, there are twin steel bumpers that are able to be outfitted with winches, and come standard with fog lights and recovery tow hooks.No off-roader, however, would be complete without a new set of ready-to-rock wheels and tires. To accommodate the 17-inch aluminum wheels shod with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires, all four corners also see widened fender flares as well. What hasn’t changed is the ZR2’s standard and absolutely ridiculous race-bred Multimatic DSSV shocks which allow for the Colorado to take whatever beating you can dole out. Chevrolet For as long as we can remember, it’s been a battle between Ford and Jeep for who reigns supreme in the off-road segment. Ford’s Raptor and Jeep’s Wrangler have never seen real competition as they’ve both become beyond capable in their respective segment. Now, however, Chevrolet wants to play and has introduced a higher-spec Colorado ZR2 dubbed trhe Bison. Built atop Chevy’s already impressive Colorado ZR2 off-roader, the Bison takes the next step in the truck’s off-road capability. The truck is a result of a collaboration between Chevy and American Expedition Vehicles, or AEV, which has gifted the ZR2 Bison with nearly everything you’d want a true “go anywhere” off-roader to have. Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV
zoom Ferry operator Boreal Sjø and technology group Wärtsilä have reached an agreement to jointly work on developing hydrogen-powered ferries.Under the deal, the parties said they would develop a hybrid hydrogen-electric ferry, which would be powered by 50 percent hydrogen, and one fully electric ferry.According to Boreal Sjø, the new ferry will be the first vessel of its size ever operated by hydrogen in commercial operation.The units are scheduled to be completed in 2021. They are designated to operate on the Hjelmeland-Skipavik-Nesvik route in Norway.The agreement is part of the Norwegian government’s plan to be the first country to own a hydrogen-powered ferry.Boreal Sjø and Wärtsilä are finalizing their final concept for the unit and are expected to present their offer on the completed solution to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration by August 2018.The parties would be competing with two other companies for the Norwegian development contract.World Maritime News Staff
Edmonton police have laid charges against a man who is accused of forging the signature of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid on authentic team jerseys, then selling them to score big profits.They say in April 2018, a 23-year-old man contacted several people on Facebook claiming he was employed by either the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group or Pro Am Sports, and was selling autographed McDavid jerseys.Investigators believe he sold two of the items bearing bogus signatures to someone for $1,400, then defrauded another person of $23,000 through the sale of the same gear this past February.Police say the Oilers organization and Pro Am Sports confirm that the autographs on the jerseys sold in April 2018 were not authentic.Police have charged Chandra Vinesh Singh — also known as Vinesh Singh or Vinny — with fraud, forging documents and false pretence.They believe other people may have been caught by the same alleged scam and they are asking anyone who has contacted the accused and bought McDavid jerseys to come forward.Police are also reminding people to use caution when buying merchandise from non-licensed vendors and individuals online.“We thank the Edmonton Police Service for their diligence on this matter,” Oilers Entertainment Group senior vice-president Tim Shipton said in a statement.“We are fortunate to have fans who support the team through the purchase of memorabilia, but this is a good reminder for our fans to always go to trusted sources.” The Canadian Press
Rabat – A union of public sector doctors plans to launch “Doctors’ Week of Anger” October 15-20, calling for strikes October 11 and 26.The secretary general of the Independent Union for Public Sector Doctors, Almountadar Alalaoui, told a local newspaper, “The public health sector in Morocco is witnessing a structural crisis … leading to the deterioration of health services.” Alalaoui said the union will strike Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 26. Only intensive care units and emergencies will be excluded from the strike. The union will also refuse to do school health campaigns and autopsies. Alalaoui indicated that the “Week of Anger” is a reaction to the ministry’s lack of response to the demands of doctors from a series of protests in the summer. General physicians are protesting for the government to give employees at all pay grades the reference number 509, which enables them to advance to higher grades. Doctors also want the government to create two new pay grades above the current highest grade.The doctors also seek more resources, asking for more internship and residence posts, for adequate medical and lab equipment. They also complain of two many doctors resigning and the closure of some health services.Doctors plan to refuse to update periodic reports, patients’ records, and statistical data. They will also boycott administrative meetings and trainings. Doctors have agreed, however, to sign birth and death certificates.General physicians, early last September, began rounds of protests calling for a quick response to their demands.
PARIS — Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof.Around 50 people from a French homeless association gathered Monday with placards reading “1 billion in 24 hours.” They chanted slogans directed at Bernard Arnault, the CEO of luxury group LVMH, who last week pledged 200 million euros ($226 million). Some chanted “Notre Dame needs a roof, we need a roof too!”Paris police monitored the peaceful protest but didn’t intervene.In addition to Arnault’s pledge, another billionaire, Francois Pinault, and his son pledged 100 million euros for the reconstruction effort from their company, which owns the Christie’s auction house and is the main shareholder for Gucci.The Associated Press
FRANKFURT — German automaker BMW says its profits fell 74 per cent in the first quarter as earnings were hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an expected anti-trust penalty from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories.Net profit fell to 588 million euros from 2.28 billion euros in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue fell 0.9 per cent to 22.46 billion euros.The Munich-based company was able to slightly increase the number of vehicles sold to 605,333 and said Tuesday it expected “tailwinds” in the second half as more new models hit the market.The European Commission is investigating automakers on suspicion they colluded to restrict competition in the development of emissions-reduction technology. BMW disputes the allegations but says a fine is likely.The Associated Press
Hamilton police are investigating after multiple Enbridge pipeline projects were tampered with.Investigators found damages at the project site throughout the week.They say perpetrators trespassed the grounds, and drilled holes into the pipelines.A 35-kilometre stretch of the Line 10 pipeline has been under construction, and could have something to do with the tampering.Enbridge has been working on replacing a steel pipe that was installed in 1962 with a newer variety.
Jovenel Moise from the governing party and former government executive Jude Celestin, the two top vote getters in the first round of presidential elections on 25 October, were set to face each other in a run-off on 27 December but that was postponed until further notice, according to media reports. “The Secretary-General recalls that Parliament has not functioned since January 2015,” a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said today. “He underlines the importance of inaugurating the new legislature within the constitutional time frame to ensure the renewal of democratic institutions and consolidate political stability in Haiti.” He called for the electoral process to be “concluded as soon as possible in a transparent, inclusive and credible manner.”Mr. Ban’s Special representative in Haiti, Sandra Honoré, and the so-called “Core Group” – Brazil, Canada, France, Spain, the United States, the European Union as well as the Organization of American States – yesterday called on State institutions and political actors to ensure a peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected president by the constitutionally mandated date of 7 February.In his earlier statement, Mr. Ban took note of efforts by all stakeholders, including the establishment of an electoral evaluation commission to address the concerns of opposition parties and ensure the successful and timely conclusion of the presidential elections and stressed “the responsibility of all political actors to discourage violence and encourage a spirit of unity throughout the country.”He reaffirmed the commitment of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the entire UN system to continue supporting the Haitian people in the fulfilment of their democratic aspirations.The Mission, set up in 2004, has more than 4,500 troops and police deployed in Haiti with a mandate that has evolved over the years from supporting a transitional government to embracing earthquake recovery and facilitating the political process.
According to a statement issued by his office, Mr. Ban took note of the Malian Government’s decision to hold local elections tomorrow (20 November) and acknowledged that the country’s Constitution precludes any further postponement of the polls.The elections have already been rescheduled three times.In the statement, the UN chief also noted that important delays in the implementation of key provisions of the peace agreement in Mali, relating to the establishment of interim administrations, as well as the security situation in the north and certain parts of the centre of the country, may compromise the organization of the poll.He also noted the reservations expressed by the democratic opposition and some of the signatory armed groups to the peace agreement regarding the holding of the local polls on the date envisioned.“The Secretary-General calls on the Malian Government, the democratic opposition and the signatory parties to the peace agreement to ensure the conduct without incident of the elections in the localities where political and security conditions allow their organization,” read the statement.The statement further said that United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) would support the conduct of the polls within its resources and in its areas of deployment where it will be possible to conduct the elections by providing logistical and security assistance as provided for by its mandate.
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I’m not sure (614) Yes (1344) PLANS FOR THE construction of huge electricity pylons across the country are coming under increased criticism with opposition groups planning a number of protests this year.It has been argued that the pylons – to be built as part of three projects – are needed to service the grid and for the creation of jobs and infrastructure. However those living in affected areas have voiced concern about potential impacts on the environment, their health and property prices.We want to know: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons? Poll Results: No (1669) YesNoI’m not sureVote
What started out as a casual conversation about CyanogenMod wound up being a full live demo of the new CM installer. Check it out on this week’s Geekout.Valve has turned what would ordinarily be a simple press release into a week long event with small nuggets of information dropping about their new living room initiative. Is the SteamBox as pictured it — as a singular console-killing device — dead? We don’t know for sure, but what we do have instead is the new Steam OS for many different kinds of computers to become the fabled Steam console. On top of this, Valve has plans to partner with hardware manufacturers in order to release Steam Machines, which will bring Steam OS to the TV in many different shapes and sizes. There’s one more announcement left for the gaming company this week, and it’s anyone’s guess as to what it could be. We’ll know for sure what it is at 1PM (ET) tomorrow.You may not have ever used CyanogenMod on your phone, but the company has been getting a lot of attention since forming Cyanogen Inc. This week they announced a partnership with Oppo that will create limited editions of the Oppo N1 smartphone pre-loaded with CyanogenMod’s version of the Android OS. This will make Oppo the very first company to release a commercial CM phone.If you’re not interested in this somewhat odd, non-LTE smartphone, you may prefer simply installing CM on whatever you have handy. The CyanogenMod Installer was a promise made during their big official corporate announcement, and we were able to test it live during the Geekout today.The app from the Play Store works with a desktop app that you install to take care of all the heavy lifting that happens when you install CM. Ordinarily, this process would take even a skilled person half an hour to complete. During the demo we installed CM on a completely stock Nexus 7 within a couple of minutes, with plenty of visual cues along the way to explain what was going on to the user. Based on this demonstration, it’s not hard to see this being a very successful method of introducing users to CM. The team hasn’t announced a supported device list or a date where this will be available to the public, but it is clear they are working hard on this being a great experience.Our App of the Week was Kingdom Rush: Frontiers for Android. This game may not be new to the iOS fans among us, but the sequel to the incredibly popular Kingdom Rush is sure to fill a couple of hours with the vastly improved tower defense experience in the sequel.If you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on our Geekouts, or questions for us during a live broadcast, leave us a message here or on our Google+ page.
Mac OS X Lion se met à jourApple a offert une nouvelle mise à jour de son système d’exploitation, idéal en attendant la sortie du prochain OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”.Après iOS, passé en version 5.1.1, Apple s’est penché sur le cas de son système d’exploitation pour Mac, OS X Lion. Désormais, explique Gizmodo, il passe en version 10.7.4, ce qui pourrait être sa dernière mise à jour en attendant le futur OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” qui est attendu à l’été 2012. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les principales modifications par rapport à la version précédente sont les suivantes : la résolution de l’activation permanente de “Rouvrir toutes les fenêtres à la réouverture de la session”, l’amélioration de la compatibilité avec certains claviers USB britanniques de tierce partie, la résolution d’un problème empêchant probablement les fichiers d’être enregistrés sur un serveur et l’amélioration de la copie des fichiers sur un serveur SMB.Pour disposer d’OS X Lion 10.7.4, il suffit de se rendre sur le menu Pomme de son ordinateur Mac, et de cliquer sur la rubrique “Mise à jour de logiciels”. Le reste s’effectuera de manière automatique. Le 10 mai 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambert
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and state soybean association staff met in St. Louis this week for discussion on the implementation of ASA’s strategic plan, member engagement, policy issues and communications.The annual State Staff meeting kicked off with ASA CEO Steve Censky leading discussion on how ASA and state affiliates can work together to be more effective in policy, training and communications.ASA staff provided an overview of the new Fiscal Year 2017 communications and marketing plans, including presentations on new tools implemented this year to help ensure state staff and growers have what they need to effectively communicate the importance and value of the soybean industry.Several states were recognized for meeting their membership goals for 2016, including Alabama; Arkansas; Kentucky; Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; and Tennessee.During the meeting, staff shared best practices and discussed ways to work together at the national and state level as changes are made to align with the new strategic plan.While ASA’s mission remains the same, advocating for U.S. soy farmers on policy and trade, the new strategic plan in effect as of Oct. 1, allows states more flexibility in membership and ASA more resources to devote to policy work.Sponsoring the annual meeting this year was FMC and Monsanto. Both Rick Kesler, from FMC, and Mindy Whittle, from Monsanto, updated the crowd on what’s new at their companies and gave time for questions.
Huzurabad: The TRS leaders and activists must work hard to get the party candidates elected in the coming Municipal elections, appealed party Karimnagar district in-charge Baswaraj Saraiah.He attended as a chief guest at o the membership programme in ward no: 11 in Huzurabad town on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Baswaraj Saraiah said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is striving hard for all-round development of Telangana and introduced several schemes for the welfare of all sections of the people. Each and every family is benefiting from the schemes introduced by the TRS party, he stated. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Health Minister and Huzurabad MLA Eatala Rajender did a lot to the constituency in terms of development. It is the responsibility of the party leaders to give a gift to him by winning all the 30 wards under Huzurabad municipality. The TRS must register massive win in the municipal elections, he stated. Sariah appreciated former councillor of ward no: 11 Kasireddy Lavanya for enrolling as many as 250 members into the party along with handling over Rs 13,000 to the party. TRS leaders Srinivas, T Rajanna, Chanda Gandhi, T Rajendra Prasad, Dr Krishna Murthy, advocate P Vasudeva Reddy, V Rajesham, P Ram Reddy, Rama Swamy, Dhoni, B Lalitha, Renuka, Purna Chandar and Govardhan were present along with others.
Vijayawada: Minister for Water Resources P Anil Kumar Yadav said that the High Court gave verdict on Hydropower project of the Polavaram Project. Speaking to the mediapersons here on Saturday, he said that the government would take decision by taking into consideration the opinion of the Centre. The contract company Navayuga took mobilisation advance for hydropower project and it approached the court for it. He said that the Chief Minister would take a decision on the Polavaram Project contract issue. He alleged that former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu utilised the project as ATM. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us He took strong objection to the comments made by Opposition Leader N Chandrababu Naidu on conspiracy behind the flood regulation. Nearly 46 tmcft water was released for Rayalaseema districts through Pothireddypadu, he said. It could not be a possibility if the flood was shifted to Nagarjuna Sagar as per the allegations of Chandrababu Naidu, he said. The Water Resources Minister said that Naidu went to Hyderabad for some days before the flood by getting prior information on the severity of the floodwater. He said that Chandrababu Naidu was concerned over the inundation threat to his residence. The farmers were happy with full water storage in reservoirs, he said.