Assam CM dispels fear about citizen register

first_imgWith Assam on the edge ahead of the publication of the draft National Register of Citizens, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday sought to dispel apprehensions, and said “genuine” Indians missing from the register would get enough opportunities to add their names.Massive preparations are in place to ensure peace, and no one will be allowed to take the law into their hands after the publication of the first draft of the register, a list of the State’s citizens, on December 31, the Chief Minister said.“No one should have any apprehensions. If the name of a genuine Indian citizen is missing in the part draft of the NRC, he or she will get a proper chance to incorporate it,” Mr. Sonowal said.The Chief Minister made it clear that the government would tolerate no violence. “We have received Central forces and they are being deployed across the state to ensure peace. No untoward incident will be allowed,” he said. The NRC is being updated following a Supreme Court directive in 2005.last_img read more

Training flight crashes in Baramati, pilot injured

first_imgA Cessna 172 aircraft on a training flight crashed in the agricultural fields at Baramati in Maharashtra on Tuesday.The four-seater, single engine aircraft was being flown by Siddharth Titus, when it crashed at around 12 noon. The pilot, according to officials of the district collectorate suffered injuries and had been taken to a nearby hospital.The aircraft was on a ‘solo, cross country flight’ as per a part of routine flying. Registered as VT-RDX, the aircraft was owned by Mumbai-based Carver Aviation, as per record of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).The DGCA officials said that an officer would be visiting Baramati to probe the incident.The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.last_img read more

NDRF to train unit to save heritage structures

first_imgThe National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will soon come up with a specialized unit in each battalion to help preserve monuments and other heritage structures battered by disasters, apart from its basic responsibility of rescue and restoration.“There will be a set of personnel in each battalion of NDRF who will get the basic training on preserving monuments. These personnel will have some sort of insights as to how to preserve heritage structures in the pre and post disaster scenario,” Satya Narayan Pradhan, Director General of NDRF, told The Hindu, here.last_img

Life of Desires

first_imgWhen it was first published 20 years ago, many parents, schools and even some religious communities had advised youngsters in India against reading this book. One bookstore in Bangalore even stuffed it at the back of the shop mistaking it for a sex manual rather than what it is–‘a rather comic story of a middle class boy who grows up in conservative India’. But when Richard Crasta’s first novel was republished recently for a new generation of readers, the author said he is glad that India is becoming more tolerant and people can now walk into a store and buy his novel today.It is easy to relate to the story of Vijay Prabhu, born into an orthodox Catholic family and brought up in Mangalore in Karnataka, in the Sixties and early Seventies. As the title The Revised Kama Sutra suggests, central to the theme is how a young boy copes with yearnings and dreams in a conservative society which forbade mention of subjects related to sex, puberty, adolescence and manhood.It is about his dreams and determination of getting away from the small town he lives in, and of the big American Dream he lovingly nurtures as the only way to break free of these shackles. America for him is the new land of the Kama Sutra, free sex, free speech and Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup.The story traces Vijay’s life from the strict Catholic boarding schools where he studied, to the many cities and small districts all over India where he worked–first in a bank and then as an IAS officer–and finally to the United States of America, where he goes after giving up his plush bureaucratic job.Vijay’s images of America are borrowed from Readers Digests, from Time magazines, from John F Kennedy and Jackie Onassis, from the popular music of that time and steamy American paperbacks. advertisementHowever, during his first foray into the country, where he enrols as a student at a university, the reality does not quite match up to his perceptions. Vijay finds America an antiseptic land of loveless cities, and, on an impulse, launches an anti sex campaign, which forces him to return to India. He concludes that India is probably the more civilised of the two countries because here “they did not judge you by the name of the crook etched on your polo shirt”.However, Vijay returns to New York to fulfil his dreams of becoming an author, because, as he says, with all its faults, America is the country that will give him the chance to tell his story.The narrative is full of light and humorous moments. Such as Vijay’s musings on how the strict boarding schools of that time were ruled by five pillars of oppression–canes, bells, penis shame, girl shame and sport. Though the book makes you break into a smile more often than not, there are sombre undercurrents as the author takes a passing look at various subjects ranging from colonialism, shoplifting or the corruption which has seeped into the Indian bureaucracy.This is a good read, both for the great writing style, and as the author says, it captures a time, a culture and an innocence that is quickly losing out to modernity.HarperCollins, Rs. 3993 On the shelvesThe F-Word: This book is really about the big F-wordin all our lives–Food! It is a hilarious account of a working woman who spends her time juggling family, friends, long-distance phone calls and food. It is packed with good recipes to suit every taste.HarperCollins, Rs. 599City Improbable: Edited by the grand old man of Delhi–Khushwant Singh–it brings together writings byimmigrants, residents, refugees, travellers and invaders who haveengaged with India’s capital over different epochs–from the era of theMughals, the Emergency to this day. A good gift for anyone who isinterested in the national capital.Penguin, Rs. 399The Delhi Walla series: Monuments. Food + Drink. Hangouts. Amaverick author. That pretty much sums up the essence of the three slimguidebooks on Delhi by Mayank Austen Soofi. Moments, colours, flavoursand months spent combing Delhi’s streets in search of its soul makethese books a delight to read.Collins, Rs. 199 eachlast_img read more

George Informs Pacers He will Leave in 2018, AP Says

first_img(AP) – The Indiana Pacers’ timeline for making a decision on star forward Paul George just kicked into overdrive.George’s camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave in the summer of 2018 when he becomes a free agent, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side publicly discusses unresolved personnel matters.George has spent all seven of his NBA seasons in Indiana, emerging as one of the league’s top players. He averaged a career-high 23.7 points and shot 46 percent last season, but the seventh-seeded Pacers were swept by Cleveland in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The steady decline in competitiveness of the franchise, and LeBron James’ dominance of the conference, has led George to look elsewhere as he nears free agency next summer.The Pacers’ chances of keeping George also took a big hit when he was not voted to one of the three All-NBA teams after this season. Had he been voted in, George would have qualified for a super-max contract worth about $210 million over five years, a staggering sum that may have been too much to turn down. Instead, the Pacers are able to offer him around $177 million.George’s declaration puts the Pacers on the spot. They can either try to trade him this summer in hope of getting a package of players and draft picks that can at least help them try to make up for the loss of a foundational star, or they can try to keep him for this season, make some other moves around him to improve the roster and hope they can change his mind.It’s quite a test for Kevin Pritchard, who took over as the chief decision-maker in the Pacers front office after Larry Bird abruptly stepped down after the season concluded. Pritchard is well-respected across the league and has considerable experience from his time running the show in Portland. He also spent several years under Bird in Indiana, which gives him the familiarity of the roster and George to make an informed decision.Complicating matters is the widely held belief across the league that George wants to return to his native California to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. That means any team other than the Lakers that makes a play for George this summer runs the risk of giving up considerable assets for a one-year rental. That could force the Pacers to push their asking price down after resisting significant offers from the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline in February.Yahoo! Sports first reported that George’s camp made his feelings known to the Pacers on Sunday.JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Manchester City capable to coping with De Bruyne absence, says Kyle Walker

first_imgManchester City defender Kyle Walker believes that the Premier League champions have the depth in squad that can cope with the possible long-term absence of their main playmaker Kevin de Bruyne.De Bruyne has suffered a knee injury ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. De Bruyne, who has had a busy summer with Belgium in the World Cup, returned to training before the start of the season but was rested against Chelsea in the Community Shield and their Premier League opener against Arsenal, that City won 2-0.In 2016, De Bruyne had missed 12 games after injuring his right knee during a League Cup semi-final victory over Everton.De Bruyne’s injury will come as a major blow for City with the Belgian providing the most number of assists for the club for the last three seasons.The 27-year-old notched up 12 goals and 21 assists last term to help Pep Guardiola’s side win the league and the League Cup.”Kevin is a great player and it’s just unfortunate that it’s happened to him in training but there’s more than enough depth in the squad,” Walker told reporters.”We don’t just rely on one player. It’s a team game and whoever steps in will do well. Obviously, it’s a big loss but we’ve got more than enough cover.”De Bruyne, a World Cup semi-finalist with Belgium earlier this year, is likely to be sidelined for around two to four months, according to British media reports.City beat Arsenal 2-0 in their opening league fixture last weekend and will host Huddersfield Town on Sunday.advertisement(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

CBS Sports Ranks Its 5 Most Difficult College Football Schedules Of 2016

first_imgCBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli decided to rank what he believes to be the five most difficult schedules heading into the 2016 college football season Friday afternoon. #FridayFive: The five teams with the most difficult schedules in 2016— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 10, 2016With a lot of schedules to work through, these are the five he came up with.1. Wisconsin 2. USC 3. Alabama 4. BYU 5. AuburnA couple thoughts: There’s no way Wisconsin’s schedule is more difficult that USC’s. The Trojans have one of the most daunting slates in recent memory. In case you missed it, we ranked our 15 most difficult schedules for 2016 earlier this year and you can find that here.What do you think, college football fans? Did he get it right?last_img read more

Chinas premier urges US to act rationally over trade

first_imgBEIJING, China – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes, promising that Beijing will “open even wider” to imports and investment.“No one will emerge a winner from a trade war,” said Li, the No. 2 Chinese leader, at a news conference held during the meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature.Li made no mention of a possible Chinese response in the event U.S. President Donald Trump raises import barriers over trade complaints against Beijing, but other officials say President Xi Jinping’s government is ready to act.Trump’s government has raised import duties on Chinese-made washing machines and other goods and is investigating whether Beijing pressures foreign companies to hand over technology, which might lead to trade penalties. That could invite Chinese retaliation.“What we hope is for us to act rationally rather than being led by emotions,” the premier said. “We don’t want to see a trade war.”Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said March 11 that China will “resolutely defend” its interests but gave no details. Business groups have suggested Beijing might target U.S. exports of jetliners, soybeans and other goods for which China is a major market.Asked whether Beijing might use its large holdings of U.S. government debt as leverage, the premier said its investments are based on market principles and “China will remain a responsible long-term investor.”Li promised more market-opening and other reforms as Xi’s government tries to make its cooling, state-dominated economy more productive. He said Beijing will make it easier to start a business and will open more industries to foreign and private competition.The ruling Communist Party promised in 2013 to give a bigger role to market forces and entrepreneurs who generate most of China’s new jobs and wealth. Reform advocates complain they are moving too slowly.Private sector analysts say Xi, who took power in 2012, might accelerate reform after focusing for his first five-year term as party leader on cementing his status as China’s most dominant figure since at least the 1980s.“If there is one thing that will be different from the past, that will be that China will open even wider,” said Li.Beijing plans to “further bring down overall tariffs,” with “zero tariffs for drugs, especially much-needed anti-cancer drugs,” the premier said.Li repeated a promise he made at the March 5 opening of the legislature to “fully open the manufacturing sector” to foreign competitors.“There will be no mandatory requirement for technology transfers and intellectual property rights will be better protected,” he said.The government has yet to say how that might change conditions for automakers and other manufacturers that are required to work through Chinese partners, which requires them to share technology with potential competitors.In a sign of Li’s reduced status as President Xi Jinping amasses power, the premier was flanked by eight newly promoted economic officials, in contrast to previous years when he appeared alone at the annual news conference.They included Liu He, a Harvard-trained Xi adviser who was named a vice-premier Monday and has told foreign businesspeople he will oversee economic reform. Neither Liu nor any of the other officials spoke at the event.The premier traditionally is China’s top economic official but Xi has stripped Li of his most prominent duties by appointing himself to lead ruling party bodies that oversee economic reform and finance policy.last_img read more

Derek slams BJP for featuring children in promotional video

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien came down heavily on the BJP for flouting the model code of conduct laid down by the Election Commission of India by featuring children under the age of 14 in its political promotional video.In his Twitter handle, O’Brien said: “After being insensitive to children with dyslexia, Modi and the BJP do it again! Children under 14 being used in political promo music video. Breaking EC rules. Shameless. #CheatIndia So desperate for votes?” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHe pointed out that the Delhi High Court in a judgment on 15 July, 2013, advised political parties to take note of provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 which is concerns children in the age group 14 to 18 years. The court had said that the provisions under the act should not be flouted during election campaign. He alleged that Modi used pictures of jawans to seek votes. It may be mentioned here that various top Trinamool Congress leaders had been vocal against the BJP for its attempt to take credit of the Balakot air strike. Many banners were put at various points in the city by the state BJP leaders with photos of armed forces. They also brought the matter to the notice of the Election Commission. The Commission has however issued necessary instructions to the administration to remove all such banners.last_img read more

UNICEF welcomes new initiative to boost maternal and infant health in Angola

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed a new campaign launched by the Angolan Government to reduce maternal and infant mortality, and encouraged authorities to ensure the necessary budget resources to improve health for women and children.The campaign focuses on strengthening the health system at the municipal level by providing improved maternal and child health-care services, as well as teaching healthy habits for mothers and children at home. A recent Angolan Government survey showed significant strides in reducing maternal and infant mortality since 2002. The rate of under-five deaths has dropped from 250 to 195 per 1,000 live births, while the maternal mortality rate decreased from 1,400 to 660 per 100,000 live births.Despite the improvements, UNICEF stated in a news release that the situation remains unacceptable, noting that the figures put Angola on par with the world’s poorest nations even though its per capita incomes are clearly higher.The agency believes the new government initiative can lead to progress, and stressed the need to improve access to effective obstetric interventions, promoting maternal practices that protect a child’s health, and ensuring that clinics have the necessary medicines and supplies. Koen Vanormelingen, UNICEF Representative in Angola and UN Resident Coordinator, highlighted the need to ensure access to skilled birth attendants across the country, which is critical to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.UNICEF announced in June that Angola has made progress on several of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the global targets that include slashing extreme poverty, reducing maternal and child mortality rates and fighting diseases, all by 2015. Preliminary data from a Government survey had found, for example, that malnutrition had dropped from 35 to 23 per cent, while school enrolment has surged to 76 per cent. Gender parity is also close to being achieved in schools, with 98 girls for every 100 boys attending classes.At the same time, the agency noted that maternal mortality had not seen the same level of improvement as other areas, mainly because skilled attendants at birth continued to hover just below 48 per cent.In light of the new campaign, UNICEF encouraged the Government to raise the proportion of the national budget devoted to health from 6.4 per cent to 15 per cent to ensure better health for the country’s women and children. 26 August 2010The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed a new campaign launched by the Angolan Government to reduce maternal and infant mortality, and encouraged authorities to ensure the necessary budget resources to improve health for women and children. read more

Warning signs are flashing in crisistorn Central African Republic warns senior UN

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said he was struck by the improvements in the capital, Bangui, such as “bustling markets and signs of growing economic life” and a “police, justice and corrections institutions beginning to take form.” In Bambari, within the Ouaka prefecture, where clashes between armed groups killed numbers of civilians and displaced a significant population, Mr. Gilmour saw a fledging gendarmerie, police, judiciary and civil authorities.Calling it a “town without armed groups,” Mr. Gilmour said Bambari “represents a model of hope of the possible way forward,” due to the collaboration between Government forces, UN peacekeepers from the UN Integrated Stabilization Mission, known as MINUSCA, international partners and non-governmental organizations. The senior UN official warned, however, that armed groups are coalescing and continuing with “atrocious attacks” against women and children, even as disarmament has stalled, attacks on peacekeepers continue, and deployed forces battle without sufficient resources.“This is a time for leadership, strengthened partnerships, and a coordinated approach that puts Central Africans’ ‘Human Rights Up Front’,” Mr. Gilmour said referring to the UN initiative to prevent and respond early to large-scale human rights or humanitarian violations.“Warning signs are flashing and must not be ignored,” stressed Mr. Gilmour.Clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian, plunged the country of 4.5 million people into civil conflict in 2013. According to the UN, more than half the population is in dire need of assistance. Despite significant progress and successful elections, CAR has remained in the grip of instability and sporadic unrest.Fresh violence surfaced earlier this year. As of May 2017, there were more than 500,000 internally displaced persons nationwide, a figure that had not been reached since August 2014. read more

Oklahoma St tops Washington 3022 in Cactus Bowl

first_imgOklahoma State cornerback Ramon Richards (18) breaks up a pass intended for Washington wide receiver Brayden Lenius during the first half of the Cactus Bowl on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) TEMPE, Ariz. — Washington started the Cactus Bowl in practice mode, unable to get much of anything going while falling into a deep halftime hole.The Huskies managed to rev up in the second half, but never could make it all the way back.Washington fell behind by 17 points in a sluggish first half and had its second-half rally fall short in a 30-22 loss to Oklahoma State on Friday night.“For whatever reason, we didn’t have it in the first half,” Washington coach Chris Petersen said. “The second half they did, but it was too little, too late.”Oklahoma State (7-6) needed a late rally over rival Oklahoma in the season finale to become bowl eligible and played the Cactus Bowl without its most dynamic offensive player.The Cowboys closed out the season with a flourish behind freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph, with some offensive help from defensive lineman James Castleman.A freshman making his third start, Rudolph kept his composure against Washington’s vaunted front seven, overcoming three turnovers to hit 17 of 26 passes.Desmond Roland kept the Huskies off balance by tearing off big runs up the middle, finishing with 123 yards on 32 carries.Then, there was Castleman.Though he had never played offense before, the 300-pound defensive tackle lined up in the shotgun to score on a 1-yard run in the first half, helping Oklahoma State build a 17-point halftime lead.last_img read more

Halsey Set To Headline 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Festival

first_img Facebook Email News Halsey Set To Headline 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Festival This summer’s about to get hotter as the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter joins Kehlani, Future, Daya, Rae Sremmurd, and DJ Snake for this year’s New York festivalRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 20, 2018 – 1:59 pm Things are heating up is music festival land this summer. Adding to the fire? The June 20 announcement of the lineup for the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in New York.GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Halsey will headline Saturday of the two-day event with Rae Sremmurd, while DJ Snake and Future will light up the crowd on Sunday evening. Additional performers announced include Kehlani, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, Kim Petras, Taylor Bennett, Nghtmre, and more.”It’s an incredible honor to headline the Hot 100 Music Festival this year and join such a talented group of artists on the line-up,” Halsey said in a statement. “I’m ready to bring the heat to Jones Beach for a second time. You can’t beat performing for fans in New York. They’re the best in the world.”The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, which features music across the pop, electronic, indie, and hip-hop genres, will take place Aug. 18–19 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, N.Y. Tickets are available via the festival’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Halsey To Headline 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Festival halsey-set-headline-2018-billboard-hot-100-festival Twitter last_img read more

Is Ambani family pressurising Shloka Mehta to have a child Video

first_imgShloka Mehta, Akash AmbaniInstagramShloka Mehta, the elder daughter-in-law of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, recently celebrated her first birthday as Shloka Akash Ambani on July 11. And all the members of the Ambani and the Mehta family made a special video, featuring Sholka as a fairy tale princess, to wish her on her special day. Undoubtedly, the video has grabbed several eyeballs but for all the wrong reasons.While Nita Ambani spoke about how Shloka has brought a positive change in the Ambani family with her personal interests and hobbies, her husband Akash Ambani, her father-in-law Mukesh Ambani and brother-in-law Anant Ambani wished Shloka to be a mother of a baby by her next birthday.The Ambani family’s would-be daughter-in-law Radhika Merchant, Isha Ambani and husband Anand Piramal too poured in their wishes to Shloka on her birthday. The video also featured Shloka’s parents and her friends wishing her.However, many people on social media were unhappy with the way the Ambani family was ‘pressurising’ Shloka to have a child soon after her marriage.”Patriarchy is pouring through all the love that is being forced down the throat,” an irked online user commented after watching the video while many called it ‘sexist’. Many felt that the Ambani family were trying to remind Shloka that she was no longer Shloka Mehta but now known as Shloka Akash Ambani.Take a look.And you thought ‘Kyunki Saas bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ days are behind us and India has progressed ? #ShlokaMehta #Ambani— Nisha Punjabi (@nishapunjabi) July 15, 2019I bet the British Royal Family bahus Kate and Meghan, especially Kate, were under the same pressure to pop out babies. But at least their husbands didn’t make a cringeworthy video and wink like that. #Ambani #ShlokaMehta— Juhi Modi (@juhimodi) July 15, 2019The media agency that made the ambani video should be asked to read little Prince rather than just Google for a book that fits their theme. While at it, be less patriarchal in treating shloka as their means to further the bloodline #ambani #ShlokaMehta— Arundhati (@arundhati_g) July 15, 2019#ShlokaMehta’s birthday video is beyond tacky ?So much *public* display of pressure on her to do what every adarsh bahu must ?— Staph Aubergine MD ? (@SixTweetsAgo) July 15, 2019last_img read more

Voting atmosphere peaceful Mashrafe

first_imgMashrafe Bin MortazaBangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Awami League candidate for Narail-2 constituency, said Sunday’s voting had been peaceful in the district.”I have visited almost 30 centres in my constituency and found the atmosphere to be peaceful. There is no sign of violence,” he said after casting vote.Narail-2 has 317,844 voters.Jasim Uddin, the district’s police chief, told UNB, “We are trying to ensure a good atmosphere for election. Apart from police, over 500 army men, four platoons of BGB, 878 members of RAB are working here.”Mashrafe is the only national cricketer to run for Parliament even before retiring from the game. The right-arm pacer is expected to lead the Tigers in the upcoming World Cup in England.last_img

The Dark Carnival Games Con is PAX for Juggalos

first_img Best 2-Player Board GamesReal-Life CIA Card Game Makes Toppling Governments Fun! Stay on target Not too long ago we told you about an intriguing upcoming games event happening this April: the artsy Tribeca Games Festival in New York. However, if you’re looking for a gaming convention that’s a little more wicked, you now have another option. The inaugural Dark Carnival Games Convention is coming to Michigan this April 21-23, and it’s basically PAX for Juggalos.Let the Insane Clown Posse tell you more. It’s not as dense as a true Gathering infomercial, but it is still pretty entertaining.Given the playful obsession ICP, Psychopathic Records, and their Juggalo fans have with horrorcore fantasy lore, a Gathering of the Juggalos-type social event for gaming makes perfect sense. We already gave you our extended thoughts on the ICP deckbuilding game Into the Echoside, and truly there will be no better place to play it than surrounded by fellow believers at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan where the con kicks off in a few weeks.AdChoices广告Alongside Into the Echoside, other gaming activities at the con include obstacles courses, trivia tournaments, game design seminars, arcade games, and the debut of Juggalos Against Sanity, a card game that can only be the Juggalos version of Cards Against Humanity. What a wonderful world we live in.The Dark Carnival Games Con will also feature some of the extra events you’d expect from a smaller Gathering of the Juggalos like movie screenings, art showcases, tarot card readings, wrestling, merch, and concerts from ICP and other members of the Hatchetman family. After parties pop off at the Diesel Lounge in New Baltimore, Michigan.So if you have $40 you can spare on Juggalo gaming goodness, make your pilgrimage to the 2017 Dark Carnival Games Convention at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan April 21-23.last_img read more

Get yourself summer ready

first_imgWinter has finally said goodbye and summer is knocking at the doors and with this changing weather, one should take extra care of hair and skin by using a nice face wash and right natural replenishing shampoo and conditioner, say experts.Rashmi Shetty, Dermatologist and advisor on Pond’s skin panel says that it’s important to keep five key factors in mind when it comes to ‘skincare tips to combat changing seasons and they are humidity, temperature, pollution, exposure to UV rays and lifestyle changes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShe also lists the factors that one should keep in mind for the skin during the changing season.Summer gets too hot and too humid, and our face tends to get dirty and dull. This is why it is important to use a good facewash, like one with activated carbon so it can remove the dirt particles that pollution and air cause. Summer also requires moisturisers and creams that are very light and hydrating. The right texture of a moisturiser is an important thing to keep in mind. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne can also use creams that have skin lightening ingredients. Something enriched with vitamins that don’t over sensitise the skin but can combat dullness and dark spots. Daniel Bauer, hair care expert of TRESemmé, on the other hand, lists tips to keep in mind for hair.While it’s hot and humid, there is no excuse for your hair to look like a crow’s nest. Cooling down in the pool or a dip in the ocean is great for you, but not for your hair. Chlorine in swimming pools can strip away the natural oils that coat your hair, while sea salt literally sucks the moisture from your hair and can sometimes interact with your hair dye, making it fade much sooner. Nobody wants this! Lost hair oils and moisture will gradually come back to your hair, but the right natural replenishing shampoo and conditioner will help aid the recovery. Use the right shampoo and conditioner for each Indian season as using the same shampoo and conditioner all year round will only work sometimes. Usually in summers try and just stick to braids and top knots. With the right hair care, you can leave the buns and braids behind this season and have fantastic open wavy or beach hair all year round. Just cheat with the right shampoo and conditioner. Don’t wash your hair too often as it strips your scalp of natural oils which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. So take good care of those tresses and skin this summer.last_img read more

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After two years of operation, with nearly twice the data for analysis, the authors found the impact of PET to be very consistent for a wide range of cancers and indications.Researchers analyzed data for 40,863 PET studies performed at 1,368 facilities participating in the NOPR nationwide during the registry’s first two years of operation. The impact of PET was assessed for 18 cancer types in patients with pathologically confirmed cancer and for indication for testing that included initial cancer staging (14,365 scans), restaging (14,584 scans) or detection of suspected cancer recurrence (11,914 scans).“For the purposes of guiding clinical practice and shaping coverage policy, it is important to determine the relative effects of PET for different cancer types and indications for testing,” said Bruce Hillner, M.D., lead author for the study and professor and eminent university scholar in the Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. “These results strongly indicate the utility of PET for managing cancer patient care across a broad spectrum of cancer types and imaging indications.”The NOPR was launched in May 2006 in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) novel “Coverage with Evidence” policy to collect data through a clinical registry to inform the center’s FDG-PET coverage determination decisions for currently non-covered cancer indications. 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Redbird a modern reverse proxy for node

first_imgThe latest version, 8.0 of Redbird got released last month. It is a modern reverse proxy for node. Redbird comes with built in Cluster, HTTP2, LetsEncrypt and Docker support which helps in the handling of load balancing, dynamic virtual hosts, proxying web sockets and SSL encryption. It comes with a complete library for building dynamic reverse proxies with the speed and robustness of http-proxy.It is a light-weight package that includes everything that is needed for easy reverse routing of applications. It is useful for routing applications from different domains in one single host. It is also used for easy handling of SSL. What’s new in Redbird? Support for HTTP2: One can now enable HTTP2 easily by setting the HTTP2 flag to true. Note: HTTP2 requires SSL/TLS certificates. Support for LetsEncrypt: Redbird now supports automatic generation of SSL certificates using LetsEncrypt. While using LetsEncrypt, the obtained certificates will be copied to the specific path on disk. One should take the backup, or save them. Features It provides flexible and easy routing It also supports websockets The users can experience seamless SSL Support. It also, automatically redirects the user from HTTP to HTTPS It enables automatic TLS certificates generation and renewal It supports load balancing after following a round-robin algorithm It helps in registering and unregistering routes programmatically without restart which allows zero downtime deployments It helps in the automatic registration of running containers by enabling docker support. It enables automatic multi-process with the help of cluster support It is based on top of rock-solid node-http-proxy. It also offers optional logging which is based on bunyan It uses node-etcd to create proxy records automatically from an etcd cluster. Cluster Support in Redbird Redbird supports automatic generation of node cluster. To use the cluster support feature one needs to specify the number of processes that one wants it to use. Redbird automatically restarts any thread that crashes and hence increases reliability. If one needs NTLM support, Redbird adds the required header handler. This then registers a response handler. This handler makes sure that the NTLM auth header is properly split into two entries from http-proxy. Custom resolvers in Redbird Redbird comes with custom resolvers that helps one to decide how the proxy server handles the request. Custom resolvers help in path-based routing, headers based routing and wildcard domain routing. The install command for Redbird is npm install redbird. To read more about this news, check out the official page of Github. Read Next Squid Proxy Server: debugging problems How to Configure Squid Proxy Server Squid Proxy Server: Fine Tuning to Achieve Better Performancelast_img read more