Congress to protest ‘corrupt’ Rafale deal

first_imgThe Maharashtra unit of the Congress will organise a protest march against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government over the alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal, in Mumbai on July 30.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have lied to the country by keeping it in the dark over the Rafale deal. The agreement has no clause requiring the government to keep the price of the deal hidden, but only the technicalities of the fighter jets. The government is trying to hide a scam worth ₹41,000 crore,” said Ashok Chavan, president of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.Mr. Chavan said the agreement signed during the United Progressive Alliance regime in December 2012 stated that the cost of one Rafale jet is ₹526 crore and the total cost of 36 jets works out to ₹18,940 crore. The cost of one jet under the Modi government, though, is ₹1670.70 crore, which is almost 300% higher than the earlier deal. “The current deal does not share the technology with India, whereas the deal made by the Congress emphasised that,” he said.Mumbai Congress Unit Chief Sanjay Nirupam said, “What forced the BJP government to allot this contract to Reliance Defence, a newly-formed company with no experience whatsoever in making defence planes, over a firm like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, which has been in this industry for years? According to the law, the Standing Committee on Defence and the Comptroller and Auditor General should be informed about any such deal being signed by the government. The fact that Mr. Modi and the Defence Minister have decided to keep the price under wraps reeks of corruption.”last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: MS Dhoni faces selection worries for 4th Test

first_imgDhoni will have to get the combination right if India intend to bounce back in the Test seriesIn the wake of losing the third cricket Test and face in the Jadeja-Anderson spat judgment, India will look to regroup and devise a plan to make enough runs and take 20 English wickets to win the fourth Test at the Old Trafford, starting from Thursday.India were soundly beaten in the Southampton Test, losing by 266 runs at the Rose Bowl.Set to get 445 runs on a deteriorating pitch, India did not even attempt to save the Test by defying the England attack, having lost four wickets by the end of the fourth day, and caved-in in the morning session on the fifth day.India were bowled out for 330 in the first innings and 178 in the second to allow England to square the five-Test series 1-1. The visitors clearly looked out of depth on a pitch which saw England cumulatively amassing 773 runs in the two innings.More than their fickle batting, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni must be worried more about the bowlers’ capability to take 20 wickets at a reasonable rate.Not for the first time has this sort of thing happened to India. They could manage to take 20 wickets in an overseas Test only four times in their last 15 Tests. On three of those four occasions, those 20 wickets cost India more than their batsmen could score.And the other instance was on this tour, at Lord`s. However, two of India`s match-winners from that game, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, are doubtful starters for Old Trafford.advertisementWhile Ishant has been ruled out, Bhuvneshwar barely participated in the first nets session Tuesday with a swollen ankle.In the absence of the two premier pacers, Dhoni might have to rely on one-Test-old Pankaj Singh — who on his debut at Rose Bowl went wicketless, Varun Aaron — yet to play a match on the tour, and Mohammed Shami.Shami will have to shoulder the bowling attack — but can Dhoni pin his hope on a bowler, who has taken five wickets at 73.20? His economy rate of 3.81, too, has been the worst among specialist bowlers.And then there is the worrying factor of Shikhar Dhawan`s batting form. The Delhi batsmen has been woefully short of runs and his place in the side is no longer a guarantee.Dhawan is in danger of losing his place to his Delhi teammate Gautam Gambhir, who last played a Test for India in early 2012, in Nagpur against England.Many have also questioned the reasoning behind the omission of India`s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja has looked a far cry from being regarded as India`s first choice spinner in Tests.While Moeen Ali, a part-time English spinner, took eight wickets in the third Test — six of these coming in the second innings, Jadeja could manage just five on the same pitch.The left-arm spinner bowled 45 overs in the first innings, bagging just two wickets.England, meanwhile, have all the momentum going for them. The hosts ended a winless run of ten Tests, which began in August last year, with a dominant performance.It was almost the perfect Test. Not only did England`s out-of-form batsmen — and under pressure captain Alastair Cook and Ian Bell — make big runs but upcoming star Gary Ballance and debutant Jos Buttler were highly impressive.Another heartening fact is the performance of Moeen Ali, solving their spin problem.last_img

Panthrakikos Stuns Panathinaikos, 1-0

first_imgATHENS — Lowly Panthrakikos beat Panathinaikos 1-0 in the Greek league Dec. 20.Rogerio Martins scored the winner in the 26th minute when he blasted a shot from just inside the area into the bottom right corner of Panathinaikos’ goal.Second-to-last Panthrakikos had more chances, while Panathinaikos lost defender Giorgos Koutroubis to a second yellow card in the 84th.Panathinaikos remains 14 points behind league leader Olympiacos, which won 2-0 at Kalloni on Dec. 19 and could lose second place if AEK Athens beats Levadiakos at home on Dec. 21.Also, PAOK beat Platanias 1-0, Panetolikos defeated Iraklis 2-0 and Xanthi drew 1-1 at Giannena.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

India Today Conclave 2019: IPL will help players prepare for World Cup, says MSK Prasad

first_imgMSK Prasad, at the India Today Conclave 2019 on Friday, expressed that the Indian players should play the upcoming Indian Premier League as the tournament will help them prepare for the ICC World Cup.The chief selector of the Team India defended the cash-rich league saying that it is an “Indian international tournament” and provides a different kind of pressure that the players need to cope with.”I have a different view on IPL. It’s an Indian international tournament,” MSK Prasad said at the India Today Conclave 2019 in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.Prasad also argued that the IPL will be more beneficial than training and practising in the nets.”Rather than sitting and training, this IPL offers a competitive atmosphere,” Prasad said.MSK Prasad gave the example of the 2013 and 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, which was also held in England and Wales, after the Indian players took part in the IPL. India reached the final where they lost out to Pakistan.”We did well in the 2013 Champions Trophy because we played in the IPL,” Prasad said at the India Today Conclave 2019 on Friday.He went onto add that the matter of the bowlers fitness will be something that is on the mind of the Indian selectors but said that the IPL will not be tough as they have to bowl a maximum of just four overs per game.”A normal bilateral series will not offer that much competitive environment. It’s just going to be about four overs [for bowlers] What’s more important is other than 4 overs, how are they going to maintain their fitness. So IPL is going to be important,” Prasad said.advertisementAlso Read | India Today Conclave 2019: Sunil Gavaskar predicts India vs England World Cup finalAlso Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotlast_img read more

Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

first_imgMichigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in KentuckyAuthorities in Kentucky say five family members from Michigan headed home from vacation were among six people killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 75.advertisement Associated Press LexingtonJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 08:56 IST Image for representation (Photo:Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSA southbound pickup truck hit the family’s sport utility vehicleThe incident happened at 2.30 am on SundayAll five occupants died, along with the pickup’s driverAuthorities in Kentucky say five family members from Michigan headed home from vacation were among six people killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 75.Lexington police said in a statement that a southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family’s sport utility vehicle at 2.30 am Sunday. The statement says the SUV caught fire. All five occupants died, along with the pickup’s driver.The Fayette County coroner’s office says the family from Northville, Michigan, was returning from a vacation in Florida.A coroner’s statement identified them as 42-year-old Issam Abbas, 38-year-old Rima Abbas, 14-year-old Ali Abbas, 13-year-old Isabella Abbas, and 7-year-old Giselle Abbas.The pickup’s driver was identified as 41-year-old Joey Lee Bailey of Georgetown. The crash remains under investigation.Also Read | 2 people killed in Meghalaya as another coal mine collapses, 15 trapped remain untracedAlso Watch | 7 Sabarimala pilgrims killed in road accident in Tamil NaduGet 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 byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow Road accidentFollow Accidentlast_img read more

Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

first_img 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you know that the matchup for Super Bowl XLIX is set. On Sunday, February 1, 2015, the New England Patriots will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona. This is an eagerly anticipated matchup between two teams that have been widely considered the best in their conference all-season long.Though, if you’re like this particular writer, you just see it as a matchup between a robotically polite quarterback (Russell Wilson) and a pretty boy that has been ruining your life for a decade (Tom Brady); a showdown between a talented but irritating, blow-hard of a cornerback (Richard Sherman) and a freakishly athletic doofus tight end who doesn’t seem to understand how lucky he is to have been bestowed with such physical gifts (Rob Gronkowski); and battle of wits between an unlikeable, arrogant coaching genius (Bill Belichick) and a smug, well-traveled motivator (Pete Carroll).Both teams are entirely detestable (cough, Deflategate, cough) in every way—but that’s just me.Regardless of how you feel about the teams in this year’s Super Bowl, you’re going to want to watch the game with friends and family. That means you’re going to have to try and top whatever snack, dish or hors d’oeuvres you brought to the table last year. Luckily, as always, we’ve got a perfect recommendation for you—Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings.We’ve covered Partida and their excellent variety of all natural, 100% agave tequilas before, but this recipe puts their excellent spirit to culinary use. All you need is a bottle of Partida, some limes, agave syrup, spices like adobo and cumin, and salt and pepper to make a batch of delicious outside-the-box chicken wings. Plus, then you can wash down the wings with a neat glass of Partida, or one of their recommended cocktails.The easy-to-follow recipe is below. You’ve even got plenty of time to make a few practice batches before the big game. So that when the day comes, you can enjoy (or hate watch) this year’s Super Bowl in homemade culinary style.Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings Ingredients1 pound of chicken wings, cut into segments, tips removed and discarded1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepperTequila Lime Sauce1/2 cup lime juice1/4 cup Partida Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)1 tablespoon agave syrup, sometimes called nectar (honey is a delightful alternative should no agave be on-hand)1 teaspoon lime zest1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon adobo sauce1/2 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper1/2 teaspoon saltDirections:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the wings with salt and pepper and arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until just brown and crisp, about 45 minutes.Make the sauce: Combine the lime zest and juice, tequila, agave syrup, cumin, adobo sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in a bowl. Pour over the warm wings and let marinate at least 30 minutes. While wings are marinating, crank the oven up to 500 degrees.Place marinated wings back on clean baking sheet in single layer and in to oven. After 10 minutes, flip all wings one time and place back in over for addition 5-10 minutes until wings are crisp and golden brown.Transfer any remaining marinade to a saucepan and cook until slightly thick, about 8 minutes. Drizzle the wings with the sauce and top with cilantro, if desired.​ Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summerlast_img read more

Service Terminal Rotterdam Changes Hands

first_imgzoom LITASCO SA, a trading company of OAO LUKOIL, together with its joint venture partner Burando Maritime Services have entered into an agreement to sell 100% of their respective shares of Service Terminal Rotterdam v.o.f. (STR) to iCON Infrastructure Partners II.The transaction follows two month-long negotiations and is expected to close at the end of April 2015.STR is a purpose built bunker fuel terminal located in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.It features 242,000m3 of storage capacity across two tank farms and a total quay length of 450 meters.The project was implemented by a joint venture (50/50) established in 2003 between LITASCO and the Dutch company Burando Maritime Services.LITASCO said that in line with the agreement it will remain the primary user of STR under a long-term exclusive contract.last_img read more

UN allocates 75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel Horn

The United Nations humanitarian chief today allocated $75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster desperately needed relief operations in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.“With so many crises competing for attention, many people in need are forgotten,” said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, in a press statement today.The money will go to 11 countries which were selected based on a global review of critical aid operations that are facing funding deficits. It will help relief agencies provide urgent aid to millions of people in these regions affected by violent conflict, mass displacement and deepening food insecurity.“This allocation will help critical emergency operations in the Sahel and in the Horn of Africa, regions with high levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. People are hungry. Their plight was front-page news just two years ago. These countries could fall back into crisis if we don’t help now,” Ms. Amos said. Countries in the Horn will receive $44.5 million. The largest single allocation, $20 million, will go to Somalia, where 2.9 million people are struggling to feed themselves. Humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Eritrea will receive $12 million, $10 million and $2.5 million, respectively. Another $30.5 million will allow aid agencies to boost emergency operations in seven countries in the Sahel including Niger, Cameroon, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Nigeria and Gambia.This is the second of two annual rounds of allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high. When CERF was established in 2005, humanitarian appeals sought $6 billion in funding worldwide and by mid-2014, that amount has nearly tripled to $17 billion. Since its inception, the Fund has allocated more than $3.4 billion for humanitarian agencies operating in 88 countries. read more

David Baddiel warns of more insidious Holocaust denial as he makes new

David Baddiel has warned of “more insidious” Holocaust denial as he makes a new BBC film to keep the memory of survivors alive. The comedian will investigate the history and modern face of Holocaust denial in the new film the BBC Factual announced today. Mr Baddiel, 55, said: “I’ve always had a dark fascination with Holocaust Denial.  The fact that since it happened (indeed whilst it was happening) forces have tried to undermine one of the most well-documented truths of history seems to me a key battleground in the fight between truth and lies, a battle made more complex by the emergence of new technology, a post-truth world and more insidious, ‘soft core’ forms of denial.”Mr Baddiel, whose mother was a refugee of Nazi Germany, has described himself as a “Jewish atheist”.    The north Londoner said: “As the last survivors, including those in my own family, begin to pass away, and with them, living memory of The Holocaust, I’m grateful to the BBC for allowing me to explore this complex subject, in all its difficulty and darkness.”  The film titled Holocaust Denial: A History with David Baddiel, will air on BBC Two in early 2020 as worldover people remember 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.According to a survey commissioned earlier this year by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, five per cent of British adults say they do not believe the Holocaust happened. It is not the first time Mr Baddiel has broached difficult subjects head on.Two years ago, he spearheaded a debate on racism in football, when he campaigned to stop fans using a derogatory term for Jew in football anthems.The FA denounced the word following the nationwide debate.  Over the course of the production, which is executively produced by Emily Shields, Mr Baddiel will talk to academics and historians to trace how denial has evolved since the end of the second world war as well as why people are still denying the Holocaust today.The film, made by Wall to Wall Media, will attempt to answer fundamental questions including why is Holocaust Denial growing and what does this tell us about anti-Semitism said the BBC Factual.   The end of the film will see Mr Baddiel emerge with a new perspective on an issue that goes beyond the events of the Holocaust – and sheds light on a very 21st century malaise – the denial of historical fact.Abigail Priddle, Commissioning Editor, said: “David Baddiel’s intelligence and integrity make him the perfect person to author this film and underlines our commitment to our audience to tackle the most challenging and complex subjects.” She added: “There could not be a more important and pressing subject for us to tackle through the religion and ethics slate.”  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

AkzoNobel showcases optimised flotation collectors

first_imgAkzoNobel will present a paper at IMPC 2014, October 20 to 24, proving a new three-component anionic collector for phosphate ore flotation that meets all the requirements for flotation efficacy and sustainability. “We are committed to developing sustainable solutions to meet the needs of the mining industry,” said Odair Lima, Research Chemist at AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, who will present the paper. “When developing new surfactants for the mining industry, sustainability encompasses not only the environmental profile of the surfactants, but the use of renewable, easily available raw materials; minimal energy consumption and waste, and highly efficient performance.”AkzoNobel’s portfolio of innovative chemical solutions for mining is a result of more than 50 years of research and development in molecular and surface chemistry, combined with close collaboration with customers and in-depth field experience. The company’s flotation collectors provide optimised solutions for phosphate, calcite, iron, potash, niobium, silicates, graphite, and other minerals.AkzoNobel draws on its chemistry and process know-how to customise solutions for each individual ore. “We select the best collector based on three principals,” said Luiz Ribeiro, Account Manager for Mining Applications in South America. “First, we consider every ore to be unique; second, every ore is treated in a unique process; and three, customised collectors optimise process performance.”Other examples of new AkzoNobel flotation collectors are a new etheramine, Lilaflot® D 826M, for iron ore flotation in Chile, and Lilaflot 730 a new collector based on ammonium quaternary salts, for calcite flotation in Brazil. The new collectors enhance metallurgical results and create higher grades of iron ore and calcium carbonate, respectively. In addition, the collectors generate less froth, facilitating flotation plant operation.For complex phosphate ores, for example, where carbonate minerals are present, it has been difficult to produce high-quality phosphate concentrates. “Traditional fatty acid collectors not only float the calcium mineral apatite but also the other calcium minerals, calcite and dolomite,” explained Ribeiro. “Our collectors float selectively the apatite.”Ribeiro also emphasised additional solutions AkzoNobel provides the mining industry:Expancel® microspheres are used extensively as sensitisers in industrial explosives. They create consistent uniform voids within the explosives that balance density control with such blasting properties as sensitivity to detonation, strength and explosive stabilityDepramin® and Peridur® grades, based on carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), meet the demands of froth flotation and agglomeration of finesSodium Hydrosulphide (NaSH) is widely used as an efficient copper depressant and ores sulphidising agentMarine and Protective Coatings: A complete range of products to protect mining equipment at each stage of the process, from extraction and material handling to processing, smelting and transportation.last_img read more

Study Global warming still happening but maybe not as quickly as feared

first_imgTHE MOST PESSIMISTIC projections for the effects of global warming in the coming 50 to 100 years may have been invalidated by a ‘pause’ in global warming over the last decade, according to a study published today – though warning that the levels still pose a significant danger to the planet.Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, an international team of climate scientists said a slower rate of warming increase observed from 2000 to 2009 suggested a “lower range of values” to be taken into account by policy makers.While the last decade was the hottest since records began in 1880, the rate of increase showed a stabilisation despite increasingly high levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.Scientists have alternatively explained the flatter curve by oceanic heat capture, a decline in solar activity or an increase in volcanic aerosols that reflect the Sun’s rays.Because of the hiatus, global warming in the next 50 to 100 years “is likely to lie within the range of current climate models, but not at the high end of this range,” said Alexander Otto of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, co-author of the new study.Otto and his team used up-to-date data on temperatures and levels of solar radiation trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouse gases, to make new projections for climate warming.Data still shows ‘two-degree target’ will be missedThe United Nations is targeting a global average maximum temperature rise of 2°C (3.6°F) on pre-industrial levels, for what scientists believe would be manageable climate change.In 2007, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in a report of the temperature rising by as much as 6.4°C in the worst-case emissions scenario.Study co-author Reto Knutti of ETH Zurich said data ruling out the most extreme scenarios for near-term warming was clearly welcome news.“But even if the response is at the low end of the current range of uncertainty, we are still looking at warming well over the two-degree goal that countries have agreed upon.”To meet the two-degree goal, countries are negotiating curbs to emissions of Earth-warming greenhouse gases released by fossil fuel burning.Only last week, the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere breached a threshold of 400 parts per million – a level never experienced by humans, and considered the absolute maximum for the two-degree target to remain within reach.Many scientists believe that on current trends, Earth is set for warming much higher than the two-degree target.Commenting on the publication, University of New South Wales climate researcher Steven Sherwood said the conclusions “need to be taken with a large grain of salt until we see what happens to the oceans over the coming years.”The authors had partly based their finding on a higher-than-expected absorption of heat by the world’s oceans, he said, but other research has suggested this storage may reverse due to natural phenomena such as El Nino.- © AFP, 2013Read: Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houseslast_img read more

A 13yearold has figured out a way to stop cyberbullying

first_imgA car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act The Pixel watch that never was: An inside look at how Google’s smartwatch efforts beat Apple to the punch, but then broke down and never recovered (GOOG, GOOGL) SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there TRISHA PRABHU, A 13-year-old from Chicago, won a spot as one of Google’s 15 global Science Fair finalists for her project about stopping cyberbullying by making teens and tweens think before posting hurtful comments.The science behind Prabhu’s idea is simple: Teens are impulsive and more likely to post hurtful messages without pausing to think about the consequences because of their brain structure.The prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain responsible for self-control that helps people think before acting — isn’t fully developed until age 25. Her theory is that if those aged between 12 and 18 are forced to take a moment of reflection before posting a mean comment, they won’t do it.She created a system called Rethink to test her hypothesis that prompted students who said they would post a mean comment to think about how it might affect its target before posting it. Turns out, in 93.43% of her 533 trials, the student decided not to post the comment.Now that she has proved her hypothesis, Prabhu wants to create a real product that could work with social media sites and apps that would filter messages that were potentially mean or hurtful, and alert senders to take an extra second to think before posting.“I am looking forward to a future where we have conquered cyber-bullying!” she writes in her project’s description.Impressed by Trisha? Read her biography:My name is Trisha Prabhu, I’m 13 years old and a 8th grader at Scullen Middle School, Naperville, IL. At age 6, I was introduced to a book, which discusses dangers that global warming poses to Earth. I became fascinated with the science behind the issue, spending weeks creating designs for a car that would run on wind and water. I’ve yet to realise that dream, but it’ll happen-I’m determined.“I am fascinated by behavioral sciences specifically psychology, psychobiology and cognitive science. Last year, as part of our District’s science fair, I worked on a Software product design to prevent distracted driving after my aunt was killed in a road accident.This year, I became passionate to prevent cyber-bullying knowing(from research) that it is negatively affecting many young adolescents. Using my science and technology skills, I am determined to find an effective long-term solution that would help prevent cyberbullying.“My love for technology innovation has helped me present winning product ideas in front of investors at an entrepreneurial hub in Chicago. I’m fascinated by the concept of Evolution and Charles Darwin’s quest to discover it. I also admire Louis Pasteur (I love cold milk).I want to major in neuroscience, then spend my life unraveling the secrets of the brain. Winning, for me, means more than just prizes (although they sound awesome). It’ll validate my innovative approach and provide an opportunity for me to turn my scientific understanding into a reality that will help millions around the world.Oh, and she’s also published a number of books.Prabhu is just one of 18 incredibly intelligent teenagers who made it to this year’s finals. Google will announced the top project in September, and the winner gets a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands, a visit to the Virgin Galactic Spaceport, and $50,000 in scholarship funding.Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advisedColumn: Children don’t understand the consequences of sextinglast_img read more

Baltimore City Set to Celebrate 90th Birthday of Literary Giant James Baldwin

first_imgJames BaldwinOn August 2, 2014, cities across the country will celebrate James Baldwin’s 90th birthday, honoring a giant of American literature. In Baltimore, the James Baldwin Literary Society will be putting on a weekend of events to celebrate the author’s legacy as well as provide a forum for African-American authors to share their work and paths.Baldwin was one of the 20th century’s great literary voices, a writer of important novels such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, and Giovanni’s Room. He also wrote numerous plays and essays, dealing with America’s inability to adequately address or heal from its legacy of racism.Paula Whaley, the baby sister Baldwin honored with the dedication in his first collection of essays, Notes of a Native Son, spoke to the AFRO before heading to New York City. This weekend she will be present for the renaming of a section of E. 128th Street in Harlem in honor of her brother. Whaley said Baldwin would be “flabbergasted” to see so much attention lavished on him. He was a man who preferred to be seen simply as a writer rather than the celebrity he became.Whaley, who lives in Baltimore City and runs the Oneeki Design Studio in Charles Village, discussed the lessons she learned from her brother during an AFRO interview in April. “I learned a lot about the way you live in terms of risking things,” said Whaley. “For me, simply because of who we are or who we were, and because of the father that my siblings experienced, we dealt with great fear. A lot. So part of my journey has been – and he (Baldwin) taught me in terms of looking at the world, going within – dealing with your fear, in order to face it.”Kevin Brown, one of the cofounders of the James Baldwin Literary Society (JBLS), established in Baltimore City in 1986, said it was Baldwin’s courage that shaped his greatest legacy. “Speaking truth to power,” said Brown of that legacy. “Being unbought and unbossed. Never allowing the status quo, the mainstream media, to reframe, repackage, shorten his speech, make him a sound bite. James Baldwin has never been a sound bite. John F. Kennedy is a sound bite: ‘It’s not what your country can do for you’; Lyndon B. Johnson is a sound bite; Bull Connor is a sound bite; Martin Luther King Jr. – I hate to say that – is a sound bite: ‘I have a dream.’ James Baldwin never became a sound bite. Never. There’s too much ‘there’ there.”JBLS has three events planned for the weekend of Aug. 1, all of which will take place at Nancy’s, a cafe on North Avenue and N. Howard Street owned by Brown. On Friday, the cafe will host a cocktail party and reception, featuring readings from Baldwin’s corpus, including the essay “Nothing Personal,” and the nonfiction book The Evidence of Things Not Seen, which Brown says are in their 50th and 30th year respectively.On Aug. 2, the date Baldwin would have turned 90, Nancy’s will host the 20th anniversary of the publishing of New Breezes Literary Magazine, a series of anthologies featuring emerging African-American writers that was first published in 1994. At the event, a number of authors who published their work in the anthologies will read selections and discuss the careers the anthologies helped launch.Alma Roberts, the editor of New Breezes, spoke of the way Baldwin helped shape the way we view writing today. “Here was this giant of a literary figure, and he himself in his personal life broke numbers of barriers, that really sort of made people move past the traditional thinking about writers and especially African-American voices,” said Roberts. “His messages were powerful and they resonated not just with African-Americans but with the majority, general population as well.”On Aug. 3, the cafe will host a brunch, featuring live jazz from John Milton Wesley. Anyone interested in attending one of the events should email JBLS at info@jamesbaldwin.org.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

How to Land the Coding Job of Your Dreams

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you’re considering a career in computer science or programming, at the minimum, you’ll need to master key programming tools like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. According to a report from the job search site Indeed, in 2018, JavaScript and HTML were among the top 10 most in-demand programming languages for U.S. jobs. The coding languages were ranked based on the percentage of job listings that contained their name. So within the ‘tech software’ category on Indeed, JavaScript was mentioned in 26 percent of job listings and HTML was mentioned in 18 percent of listings.While there are a variety of generic coding videos online, you’ll need real, employable tech skills in order to land a solid job. Hacksaw Academy is a great place to start. This interactive eLearning platform is divided into bite-sized programming projects that will help you develop the necessary skills to launch your tech career.You can learn:How to design and develop real apps by completing hands-on projectsHow to build and style a landing page and a portfolio pageHow to code using key programming tools, like HTML, CSS & JavaScriptEach project is split into 30-minute sprints and takes place inside an interactive editor that you can jump in and out of at any time, making it easy to save your progress and return to projects. Also, because you’ll have lifetime access, you can access any new projects that Hacksaw Academy adds in the future, so you’ll always be up to date on the latest programming.While this incredible deal is valued at $600, it’s currently on sale for 91 percent off! That means you can purchase it here for $49. The only system requirement is Internet access, so before you know it, you’ll be coding like a pro! March 12, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

In a glittering ceremony in Geneva the annual Gra

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