first_imgBobby Jindal’s election as the first non-white governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction has simultaneously evoked jubilation and consternation among Indian Americans.Jindal, the youngest governor in the country, routed his opponents in an open primary, avoiding a run-off – a first for the state. Even more remarkably, Louisiana is right wing country, in which only two decades ago Klu Klux Klansman David Duke seriously bid for the governor’s job.Jindal is the first Indian American governor ever in the United States; four years earlier he became only the second Indian American Congressman in U.S. history after Dilip Singh Saund. Over the years, Indian Americans have contributed generously to Jindal’s political coffers. But they were, glaringly, absent from his public campaigns. Jindal never invokes his roots on the campaign trail and even as a child renounced his Indian name (Piyush) and Hindu religion. He converted to Christianity as a teenager and embraced fundamentalist right wing Republican policies.Therein lies the rub. His religious conversion is purely a personal matter. It would be cynical to assume that political expediency prompted his conversion as a teenager. Whether Jindal’s extreme political positions on hot button issues – embrace of the NRA, opposition to abortion and advocacy of prayer in schools – are sincere or calculated to win over Louisiana’s fundamentalist voters is difficult to fathom. He is a policy wonk, who served as the youngest president of the Louisiana State University system while only in his 20s and led senior government health services at the state and federal level before jumping into electoral politics. His two terms in Congress were undistinguished, as he bid his time for a gubernatorial run.The public hoopla in India – bhajans, prayers, vigils and other gaudy celebrations – over Jindal’s victory and before him over the astronaut Sunita Williams and the TV Idol airhead Sanjaya Malakar borders on the silly. But such idolatry is always disdainful, regardless of who is exalted, especially if their connections to the homeland are tenuous.For Indian Americans, however, it is different. We have a multiplicity of identities, reflected in people who are more Indian than Indians to those, such as Jindal, who strive to one-up the Americans. Jindal’s politics do not represent, nor does he pretend to speak for, the community. Truthfully, no one really does.Charitably, we hope that Jindal is a dishonest politician – that his extreme right wing positions are cynical political ploys.But we do not have to share someone’s politics to celebrate his success. So let us hold our collective noses at his ideology and embrace Jindal. Better him than some other right wing ideologue in Louisiana, which, unsurprisingly, given its backwater politics, is among the poorest states in the Union.That is the politically expedient thing for Indian Americans to do. Jindal will understand all too well.    Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgThe world’s largest ever gene mapping exercise has found that the “genetic landscape of the Indian population captures the genetic diversity of the world.”The Indian Genome Variation Consortium (IGVC) study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) mapped nearly 1,871 human genomes from 55 Indian endogamous population groups (in which members marry within the group). The good news, according to CSIR director general Sameer Brahmachari, who headed the study: “The Indian population forms a continuum of genetic spectrum bridging the two distinct HapMap populations, the Caucasians and the Oriental Asians.”The study concluded: “In fact the term ‘Indian,’ is a misnomer in population genetic studies, as it indicates the population to be homogeneous. This is evidently now untrue.”Unveiling the findings, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said, “India is a microcosm of the world and the current findings only enforce that India is a genetically secular country.” The real objective of the mapping is to gauge susceptibility to and plan medical treatments for diseases. The study found that the Indian population is at higher risk of HIV/AIDS, because even though there is considerable diversity across the length and breadth of the country, many pockets of individual communities are not genetically diverse. Genetically diverse populations are at lower risk of many diseases.The medical and scientific value of these findings is crucial for our survival and well being. Earlier anthropological research ratifies what this study discloses, which is, that the various people from all over the world who settled in India founded a wondrously diverse country. It is this diversity that contributes to our genetic security.The project has cultural implications as well. Diversity in a community is to be valued not simply because it makes life more interesting; it also protects us in the race for survival on this endangered planet. The mutual benefit of living together no matter our origins, is therefore not just a feel-good cultural exercise, it is medically and scientifically desirable as well. The greater our diversity, the more we are open to accommodation and flexibility, the fewer fortresses we construct to shield ourselves from the outside, the higher our chances for battling new and old diseases.Now science cannot ensure diversity. Only our social, political and cultural institutions can do that. As migrants from a culturally and genetically diverse land, it rests on us to advocate the virtues of diversity in this country.India’s genetic study ought to be a lesson for paranoid and xenophobic Americans, demonstrating that far from damaging them, cultural diversity is good for the country. Insular Americans have to abandon the facile idea of holding tight to their “pure” Judeo-Christian civilization. The widespread apprehension some of them have about the country’s changing ethnic composition over the next 50 years stems from sheer ignorance. Cultural diversity is not just virtuous public policy. There is now scientific evidence that our very survival may well depend upon it.   Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Wimbledon targets using serve clock at 2020 tournament Despite failing to advance to the title round, it was still a largely successful campaign for PLDT, which is only on its second conference in the league.  Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I’m happy for my players and for the company because this is just our second conference in the PSL. This is good for us as we prepare next conference,” said PLDT head coach Roger Gorayeb.“We came up short in the semifinals. But I think that the title match is not yet for us. I’m still proud of how my players fought this conference.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDahlke unleashed 27 points while Lazard added 22 points, including a backrow attack that gave the Power Hitters the match point, 18-17, and the game-winning block on Cignal import Ana Artemeva.The locals also stepped up with Aiko Urdas finishing with 14 points and Grethcel Soltones putting up 12 points. Setter Jasmine Nabor made 28 excellent sets on top of 16 digs. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLDT’s Kendra Dahlke over Cignal’s Rachel Ann Daquis Sjirley Salamagos and Anatasiya Armeteva. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–PLDT Home Fibr outlasted Cignal, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 19-17, to take home the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Imports Grace Lazard and Kendra Dahlke came to the Power Hitters’ rescue, delivering the final blows in the fifth set to give the team their first podium finish in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMumbai, May 20 (PTI) Taking a contrarian view, global financial services major DBS today said BJPs victory in Assam polls is a positive for the government at Centre politically but will be “neutral” from the policy-making perspective and may not help expedite pending reforms like GST.”These results are a positive for the ruling government ahead of a busy state election calendar in 2017.”But for now, it does little to improve its tally in the Upper House and is thereby neutral for policy-making, including passage of the crucial Goods and Services Tax bill,” Singapore-based DBS said in a note today.The GST Bill has been stuck in Rajya Sabha due to want of numbers at the BJPs side.Moreover, Assam sends in just seven members to Rajya Sabha and there is no vacancy from the state now.After the poll results yesterday, some sections including commentators on economic issues have been voicing optimism about the passage of critical reforms like these as the BJP gains more strength.The foreign brokerage said the markets looked beyond the state elections in Thursdays trade and instead focussed on the rising odds of a US rate hike in June after the release of minutes of the Fed meeting, to end 1.2 per cent lower.The report said portfolio flows and the rupee are likely to come under pressure in the short-term if strong domestic data convinces the Fed to follow-up with rate normalization plans.It also flagged the issue of rising crude prices, which have breached the USD 50 per barrel, are a key factor to watch out for when it comes to India.advertisement”From a risk perspective, the upturn in global crude prices is another important watch factor for the economy, even if non-threatening at current levels,” it said.Eminent banker Uday Kotak recently highlighted that the bonanza brought about by the lower oil prices on key indicators like the current account deficit would be over if oil price starts inching up. PTI AA BEN DK BJ RDSlast_img read more

first_imgFormer India skipper Rahul Dravid today said that the ICC’s new Code of Laws related to the thickness of bats to be restricted will have an impact on the game of cricket.Under the new rule, the thickness of bats will be restricted to 108mm in width, 67mm in depth with 40mm edges in a bid to redress the balance between bat and ball.”Yes, it (change in bat size) will have an impact. The results of the games will show the affect. Though the change isn’t very drastic as only few players use bats which do not come under new rules. It is a good decision,” said Dravid.The former right-handed batsman, however, added that various factors come into play, besides the size of the willow, which influence the overall game.”It is also about the nature of the pitch and the size of the boundary that matter,” said Dravid at an event, which was held to commemorate Indian women’s skipper Mithali Raj and former captain Jhulan Goswami.The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced oodles of changes in the playing conditions, with one of them being related to the edge and thickness of a bat.Batsmen like David Warner will now be forced to change his bat so as to comply with the new rules.Asked whether he would look to coach the Indian women’s team in future, the current India A and U-19 coach opined that women already have the best support staff.During the event, Mithali Raj also shared experiences of her childhood days and her cricketing career.advertisementShe spoke about the advantages of having women’s IPL, saying: “Yes, it is a good idea. It will lead to having a big pool of players and will give a push to the domestic and international cricket.”Mithali, meanwhile, lamented that she and her teammates do not have any visuals of the finals of 2005 Women’s World Cup, where she led India against Belinda Clark’s Australia at Centurion, though in a losing cause.last_img read more

first_imgBCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary has warned Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s infamous comments on TV show Koffee With Karan could leave them susceptible to approaches from bookies. Chaudhary feared the players could be targeted by organized syndicates indulging in match-fixing through honey trap route.In an internal communication to BCCI COA member Diana Edulji, accessed by India Today, Chaudhary writes, “It must be noted that the comments such as the ones that have been made would definitely have painted a large, red target on the back of the players for potential recruiters for the organized syndicates who attempt to indulge in match-fixing across the globe.”The very first caution that the ICC Anti-Corruption officers give in a briefing to the players is to beware of situations of honey traps and the comments made on the show make it seem that the players may just be ripe for the plucking.”KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were the first set of cricketers to appear on Koffee With Karan, an entertainment chat show, notorious for opening up celebrities on their personal lives.Both Pandya and Rahul boasted about hooking up with multiple women.On the show, Hardik Pandya spoke about how open he is with his parents. Hardik Pandya revealed that he even informed his parents that he lost his virginity by telling them, “Aaj mai kar ke aaya.””When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya boasted.advertisementThe 25-year-old also said things like, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move,” when Karan Johar asked him why he doesn’t ask women for their names in nightclubs.Pandya has apologised to the general public and his India teammates over his comments. He has also responded to BCCI’s show-cause notice but the Committee of Administrators is not satisfied with it.BCCI is now mulling a two-match ban for Pandya and KL Rahul.Also Read | Hardik Pandya apologises for misogynistic comments on Koffee with Karan: Got carried awayAlso Read | Hardik Pandya responds to BCCI show-cause notice and apologises to India teammatesAlso Read | BCCI considers barring players from non-cricket shows after Hardik Pandya controversyAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgBrief Score – New Zealand 219/6 (20 overs) vs India. Tim Seifert (84), Colin Munro (34), Hardik Pandya (2/51). Full ScorecardDinesh Karthik dismissed New Zealand debutant Daryl Mitchell with a stunning catch off the bowling of Hardik Pandya, during the first T20 international at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday.Karthik made up for earlier dropping a relatively easier catch of New Zealand wicket-keeper Tim Seifert when he was batting on 71 and too off the bowling of Krunal Pandya.Seifert was ultimately bowled by Khaleel Ahmed on the score of 84 in the 13th over of the New Zealand innings.India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: LiveThis is how Karthik caught Mitchell -Daryl Mitchell has to walk as Hardik Pandya finishes a very expensive over on a possitive note. Hardik bowls a full, slower one. Mitchell looks to clear the long on fence but doees not middle it. Still for a second the ball did seem like it would clear the ropes but Dinesh Karthik, who dropped one earlier, takes it and then realizes he is losing his balance. Throws it up, crosses the ropes, comes back and in then takes it. He though is not sure and Mitchell continuous completing his run. The umpires now take it upstairs. Replays show that the catch has been taken nicely. Then they check for the no ball, that too is fine.What A Catch!. DK (Dinesh Karthik) @DineshKarthik #NZvIND (@shanmsd) February 6, 2019The drop chance just sometime earlier in the match must have been haunting DK. A regular keeper when he MS Dhoni is not playing for India, Karthik isn’t exactly the best fielder in the world. He has in the past had difficulties adjusting with his gloves on and Wednesday was not different.advertisementThis is how Karthik dropped the catch of Seifert -DROPPED BY DK! Oh dear, what have you done? A full flighted ball on middle from Krunal Pandya, Tim Seifert kneels for another big shot but this time he has skied it up towards long on. Karthik runs forward to take a simple catch but ends up fluffs it.Infact, bothers Hardik and Krunal, who playing together for the first time in international cricket, becoming the third set of brothers to represent India in a limited over international (LOI).The Pandya brothers joined the likes of Amarnath and Pathan brothers in achieving the feat. Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath played three ODIs together while Irfan and Yusuf Pathan played in 8 ODIs and as many T20Is together.Also Read | MS Dhoni eyes another T20I record as India eye maiden series win in New ZealandAlso Read | MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli at No 4 in World Cup? Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri differlast_img read more

first_imgRiteish Deshmukh recently took to Twitter where he trolled Gully Boy Ranveer Singh for his dressing sense. Known for his quirky style, Ranveer’s clothes have often been the fodder for hilarious memes.Riteish shared an image of Ranveer Singh dressed in subtle, neutral coloured shirt and pants from the sets of Dil Dhadakne Do. The image was captioned, “Ranveer Singh at a fancy dress competition. #ApnaTimeAyeega”Don’t believe us, see here..@RanveerOfficial at a Fancy Dress Competition #ApnaTimeAyeega Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 13, 2019However, this is not the first time that the Total Dhamaal actor has taken a dig at Ranveer Singh’s dressing sense.In June 2015, Riteish tweeted an image of a bright yellow egyptian suit tagging Ranveer Singh. He captioned the image, ” Spotted Ranveer’s clothing for his Egyptian tour.”Spotted @RanveerOfficial ‘s clothing for his Egyptian tour. Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 11, 2015The Padmavat actor being a great sport responded saying, “Hahahahaha! WTH!”@Riteishd hahahaha! WTH!Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 11, 2015Ranveer Singh has been responsible for many memes but guess who is having the last laugh.@RanveerOfficial tere naam ke meme ghum rahe hai. It’s fun reading them ???? Shukla (@bhaumikshukla) February 14, 2019Here is another one.Chalo bacche log zoo me..????????????????#comedy #Bollywood #BollywoodActress #BollywoodCelebs #RanveerSingh #DeepikaPadukone #Memes #tigar #zebra #cheetah #zoo @RanveerOfficial @deepikapadukone Darji (@MDKiSetting) February 10, 2019Though his clothes are quirky, a little out there and have become the talk of the town, but he carries it with a grace that nobody can do. Ranveer Singh’s wife Deepika Padukone recently told that she shares clothes from Ranveer’s wardrobe a lot of times and Ranveer has also borrowed shades from her.advertisementAlso Read I Gully Boy Movie Review: Ranveer Singh raps, Alia Bhatt roars in Zoya Akhtar filmALSO WATCH: Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in Italylast_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 19:48 IST Pakistan Super League had many music performances for the closing ceremony. (@PSLt20 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPCB chairman Ehsan Mani said cricket must not stop due to terrorismMani said they did tone down the closing ceremony for Christchurch attackMani said the fourth edition of the PSL had been a big success”Cricket must not be stopped due to terrorism,” PCB chief Ehsan Mani said, defending the decision to organise a music-filled PSL closing ceremony despite terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.The Pakistan Cricket Board is facing public ire for not being sensitive enough considering that at least 50 people were killed during the Friday prayers in the terrorist attack.Mani said the ceremony was actually ‘toned down’.”We acknowledged the incident, observed a minute’s silence, released pigeons and cut out dancing. All the songs too were iconic Pakistani songs,” said Mani.He claimed that Pakistan is the worst victim of terrorism and cricket should not be stopped because of terrorism or terrorists.Mani said that the incident in New Zealand proves that terrorism is a global menace.”We had a dilemma due to the unfortunate New Zealand incident. People forget that we are also the victims of terrorism. Now the world knows what challenges are there. Pakistan’s problems are not different to anyone else’s.Superstar @_fawadakhan_ and dynamic Young Desi on stage with #KhelDeewanoKa. (@thePSLt20) March 17, 2019″It doesn’t mean we should gloat. We will work with them and share our experiences but cricket should not stop. If cricket stops due to terrorism then it’s a victory for the terrorists. Players’ safety is of course important and cannot be risked but the game must go on too.”Mani said the fourth edition of the PSL had been a big success with some 35 foreign players coming to Pakistan to play for their franchises.advertisement”The comfort level of the foreign players while coming to Pakistan is different now from two years back. They now want to move and explore the city and meet the people.”The most impressive bit was how the Karachi crowd supported us. Some 200,000 came to watch these matches, and from what I believe, 150 million saw the matches on TV.”This was a remarkable endorsement of PSL. Due to the geo-political situation, it was important that we demonstrated that Pakistan is capable of holding such an event.”Mani said they had invited security experts from other countries so they can themselves see how we organise PSL.Also Read | Pakistan Super League: Quetta Gladiators win maiden title in one-sided finalAlso Read | PCB pays USD 1.6 million to BCCI after losing case in ICC’s Dispute Resolution CommitteeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Tags :Follow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Pakistan Super LeagueFollow Ehsan ManiFollow Christchurch mosques terror attack PCB defends music-filled PSL closing ceremony despite Christchurch mosque attackPakistan Cricket Board is being criticised for having a closing ceremony of the Pakistan Super League despite the horrific Christchurch mosque attack on March 15.advertisementlast_img read more

Up to 849 million hectares of natural land may be degraded, according to report, “Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply”, produced by the International Resource Panel, a consortium of 27 internationally renowned resource scientists, 33 national Governments and other groups, hosted by the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP).“Recognizing that land is a finite resource, we need to become more efficient in the ways we produce, supply and consume our land-based products,” said Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.The need to feed a growing number of people has resulted in widespread environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity, affecting an estimated 23 per cent of global soil.Authors attribute the increasing demand for land to more protein-rich diets in developing countries and a growing demand for biofuels and biomaterials, especially in developed countries.They attempt to answer the question: how much more land can be used to serve the growing demand for food and non-food biomass while keeping the consequences of land use change at a tolerable level?The report outlines the need and options to balance consumption with sustainable production, focusing on land-based products – such as food, fuels and fibre – and describes methods to enable countries to determine whether their consumption levels exceed sustainable supply capacities.Its release comes amidst the final 700 days towards reaching the deadline for the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and as the international community defines the sustainable development goals post-2015.“Recommendations from the report are meant to inform policy and contribute to ongoing discussions on targets and indicators for sustainable resources,” Mr. Steiner said.The report authors argue that the key causes of global challenges are linked to unsustainable and disproportionate consumption levels. Meanwhile, in high-consuming countries, only a few policy instruments address excessive consumption habits and the structures that encourage them, according to the report.Among its recommendations, the report pushes for measures that improve land management and land use planning, investment in restoration of degraded land, and a reduction in food waste and shift towards more vegetable diets. Earlier this month, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said the current food production system is not sustainable today, or in 2050, when it will have to provide food for a population of 9.6 billion people.In addition to degraded soils, pollution and reduced biodiversity, intensive farming systems – combined with food wastage on a massive scale – have also contributed to greenhouse gas emissions.The UN agency urged consumers to make healthier food choices, and called on political leadership to focus in agricultural research and development on nutrition, as well as local biodiversity and diversified farming systems. read more

In a press statement following up the mission, they underlined the advances made since the transition ended in 2012, while underscoring the need to accelerate the country’s peace- and state-building process, saying: “Holding a peaceful, transparent electoral process in 2016 will mark a historic step forward for all Somalis, and will be fundamental for the country’s continued progress towards democracy and stability.” In the context of Security Council resolution 2232 (2015), which laid out that there be no extended electoral process timelines in Somalia, the members welcomed the electoral mechanism in the decree issued by President Mohamud on 22 May 2016, noting that it should “enable necessary technical preparation and implementation without further delay.” They also acknowledged that Somali leaders had worked hard to achieve agreement on the modalities of the electoral model and commended President Mohamud and the Government for ensuring that the electoral process timelines were upheld. “The challenge now is to prepare and implement the elections and renew their call on all Somali stakeholders to work constructively to that end, without delay,” the members emphasized. The Council members called it “a historic opportunity” to deliver more representative governance to the people of Somalia. They commended the Government’s commitment to reserve 30 per cent of seats in the upper and lower houses for women and emphasised the importance of adhering to the political road map to 2020 – in particular to reach one-person, one-vote elections by 2020. The Security Council members further underlined their determination to play a constructive and active role in the months ahead. read more

first_imgPour être fertile, privilégiez le kilt au pantalonUne récente étude publiée dans le Scottish Medical Journal révèle que le port du kilt rendrait les hommes plus fertiles. En effet, la température trop élevée causée par les sous-vêtements actuels ralentirait la production de sperme.A ceux qui détestent le slip kangourou, cette révélation pourrait enfin vous libérer. On savait déjà que l’utilisation du portable réduisait les chances pour monsieur de faire un bébé, mais d’autres éléments pourraient accroitre les problèmes de fertilité.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les spermatozoïdes sont à notre image, trop de chaleur fatigue. Et le parcours semé d’embûches jusqu’au Graal de la procréation peut être long pour ces petits soldats de l’Amour. C’est précisément ce que le docteur Erwin Kompanje, chercheur à l’université d’Érasme de Rotterdam nous apprend. Son étude repose sur la thèse suivante: la compression réalisée par les sous-vêtements comme le slip, caleçon, string, ou encore le port de jean slim empêche la production de sperme de se faire correctement. En effet, le scrotum serait à sa température idéale aux alentours des 34°. Or le fait de porter des sous-vêtements augmenterait considérablement cette dernière, l’élevant de 3,5°. En étudiant trois facteurs, le scrotum, la spermatogenèse ainsi que les précédents rapports sur la fertilité, l’étude confirme le fait déjà énoncé sur nos habitudes de vie nocives à la conception d’un enfant.   Porter le kilt oui, mais sans rien d’autre On imagine aisément ces chercheurs, les jambes à l’air dans le laboratoire nous expliquer que les vêtements amples permettent de réguler la température nécessaire durant la période de conception d’un enfant. Mais il est vrai que, d’une façon générale, prendre l’air n’a jamais fait de mal…Bien au contraire, donc. Les scientifiques précisent tout de même que le kilt doit être porté sans rien en dessous. L’étude explique également la baisse de natalité en Écosse depuis ces 50 dernières années par le changement vestimentaire du pays. Les hommes ne porteraient plus la légendaire et ancestrale jupe.Le kilt n’est pas une jupe, c’est un puissant élément de séduction nous dit Erwin Kompanje. “Real men wear kilts” paraît-il. Le 26 avril 2013 à 13:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – Two students are in custody responding to police questions after a gun was found on Monday at their school; it is believed the students know something.   Quick thinking school officials got Police on the scene at the junior high said to be located off Tonique Williams Darling Highway; and a handgun was found, thankfully there was no ammunition. #MagneticMediaNews  Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

first_imgABM had a productive board of directors meeting last Wednesday. The trade media association added ten new members to its roster, including three media companies, six associate members and a sister association, the PPA, which ABM has also formed a strategic alliance with. The organization also voted in three new board members.Joining the board of directors are Access Intelligence president and CEO Don Pazour (AI is the parent company of Red 7 Media, publisher of Folio:); Northstar Travel Media chairman and CEO Tom Kemp (Northstar was just sold to The Wicks Group in early July ); and Britton Jones, president and CEO of Business Journals Inc. (Jones has also served on the boards of the Society of Independent Show Organizers and the Exhibition Industry Foundation).Pazour, Kemp and Jones are now part of a roster of 16 other ABM board members, including: Frank Anton, CEO, Hanley Wood, LLCJames Casella, President & CEO, Asset InternationalGary Fitzgerald, Chairman & CEO, Meister Media WorldwideJayne Gilsinger, SVP, Planning and Development, PennWell CorporationGlenn Goldberg, President, Commodities and Commercial Markets, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesRussell Glass, CEO, BizoDavid Kieselstein, CEO, Penton MediaJeffrey Killeen, Chairman & CEO, GlobalSpecJeff Lapin, President, Farm Progress CompaniesJoseph Loggia, CEO, Advanstar Communications Inc.Doug Manoni, CEO, SourceMediaMarion Minor, CEO, M2MEDIA360William Morrow, EVP, Operations, Crain Communications Inc.Anthea Stratigos, CEO, Outsell Inc.Neal Vitale, CEO, 1105 Media, Inc.Steve Weitzner, CEO, Summit Business Media The association’s new members include a couple that are returning to the fold. In all, ABM added the following companies: Media Members:Boardroom EventsHG DataUnited Publications (returning member)Associates:HCL TechnologiesiNet Solutions GroupLaredo GroupMequoda Group (returning member)Nomad EditionsPredictive Growth InstituteABM also added the Professional Publisher’s Association to its membership, which included a strategic partnership intended as the first of several alliances that will ultimately form an international coalition of b-to-b media and information associations.last_img read more

first_img • Now playing: Watch this: See All Mobile Smart Speakers & Displays Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Samsung’s first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed Artificial intelligence (AI) Amazon Google Samsung Apple Samsung goes all in on its Bixby digital assistant A Galaxy far, far away? Samsung’s Bixby speaker is still a no-show Galaxy Fold dominates Samsung Unpacked, leaving Galaxy S10 in its shadow Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See also 12 Photos Samsung’s blowout “Unpacked” event reading • Galaxy Home will launch by April, Samsung CEO sayscenter_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Originally published at 12:47 p.m. PTUpdate at 3:48 p.m. PT: Adds background The Galaxy Home will launch this spring.  Juan Garzon / CNET Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy Home speaker will launch by April, the company’s co-CEO said Wednesday. DJ Koh, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, made the comments to CNET following the company’s Unpacked event in San Francisco. The company unveiled four new Galaxy S10 smartphones (including a model that runs on 5G networks), its Galaxy Fold foldable phone, Galaxy Buds earbuds and three new smartwatches.The ultra-packed product launch included no word about Samsung’s smart speaker. The South Korean company unveiled the Bixby-powered device during its Galaxy Note 9 launch in August. It showed it again during its developer conference in November but hadn’t yet specified the launch date. 0 Only 4 percent of US adults accessing voice assistants on a smartphone use Bixby, according to a survey by Voicebot.AI. That compares to 44 percent for Siri, 30 percent for Google Assistant and 17 percent for Alexa.Putting Bixby in a smart speaker is the next logical move for the company, which bought Harman and its well-regarded audio business in late 2016. But Samsung and Bixby face an already crowded smart speaker market. According to a report from IHS Markit, 21 percent of US households already have a smart speaker. Amazon with its Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, virtually dominates the smart speaker market, while Apple with its Siri-controlled HomePod is trying to appeal to higher-end audiophiles. Google, the provider of the operating system that runs on Samsung’s phones, also has been pushing its Assistant in speakers and other devices and has a strong foothold in the sector.   Post a comment Tags Apple Bixby is Samsung’s homegrown digital voice assistant that launched with the Galaxy S8 nearly two years ago. It initially was geared as an interface to control the phone, but Samsung since then expanded the technology into its various appliances and televisions. Bixby will show up in Samsung’s TVs this year, as well as its Family Hub refrigerator. For Samsung and numerous others, artificial intelligence is the next big wave of computing. Every tech heavyweight is investing in these assistants because they’re heralded as the future of how we’ll interact with our gadgets. The ultimate promise for the smart technology is to predict what you want before you even ask — but in most cases, the digital assistants just aren’t smart enough yet. Share your voice 1:36 Samsung Eventlast_img read more

first_imgMartin Buser has been dropped to last place and without prize money for this year’s Kuskokwim 300. The race committee made the decision yesterday after reviewing evidence of Buser committing two penalties: leaving the trail and receiving help to feed his dogs.Download AudioMartin Buser at the 2016 K300 Mushers Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)Before the race, Race Marshal Nels Alexie warned the mushers that teams who veered from the trail would receive harsh penalties.K300 Board Chairman and Race Co-Founder Myron Angstman says the board has steered away from giving penalties for most of the race’s history, even letting minor infractions go without comment. But Angstman says with the race’s growing status, the rules are tightening.“The purse is getting bigger, the attention to the race is getting bigger, and the precedent would be that yes we do take rule violations seriously, especially in a situation like this where it impacts safety.”According to the race committee, Buser left the trail inbound to Kalskag and did not return to the marked route even after a race representative intercepted him and told him to return to the trail or be disqualified.Buser also allowed children to feed his dogs, which is against the rules.In an email to KYUK and the race committee, Buser says he was following the markers when he got lost and started mushing through what he called “scary looking watery ice” on a busted sled. When the race officials met him and told him to go back to the marked trail, he said he had already tried to find it.Ultimately, the race committee docked Buser from 14th place with $3,700 to last place with no money. Buser says he won’t return to the K300 as a competitor.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: Making himself at the centre of controversy, Telangana deputy speaker Padma Rao stuffed a wad of cash into a boy’s mouth as a gesture of appreciation for playing drums during the Bonalu celebrations at Secunderabad. Terming it as an insensitive act, some of the activists said that the boy could have led to suffocation as none of them has come forward to remove the Rs 500 notes from the boy’s mouth. However, Padma Rao said that is a common culture in Telangana where the money is stuffed into one’s mouth appreciating their performance. “It is not offence putting cash in one’s mouth, the boy was just rewarded for his musical skills,” said Padma Rao, a three-time MLA from Secunderabad.last_img

first_imgSangareddy: Jagruthi members conducted the birth anniversary celebrations of Professor Jaya Shankar and paid tributes to him in here on Tuesday. District Jagruthi president Uday Bhaskar, youth president Arun Raj Serikar, Women Jagruthi Anusamma and members of Jagruthi were present.last_img

first_imgThis file photo taken on November 13, 1992 shows Diana, Princess of Wales, arriving at Orly airport on November 13, 1992 for a private three-day visit she is making without her husband Prince Charles. AFPFans and friends of Diana, princess of Wales were to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on Thursday as well-wishers lit candles and paid their respects at the sombre scene of her fatal car crash.Her children Princes William and Harry on Wednesday greeted the steady stream of well-wishers bringing floral tributes to the gates of London’s Kensington Palace, where they grew up with the princess.And just after midnight in Paris on Thursday, a few braved the rain to be at the Pont de l’Alma tunnel where, precisely two decades earlier, her car smashed into a pillar, taking the life of the most famous woman in the world.One man lit several candles around the Flame of Liberty monument, which stands above the underpass and has become a shrine to the princess.Diana was “revolutionary”, said Sian Croston, a 17-year-old student from London.“She changed the royal family forever.“She will always be the people’s princess,” she said, using the epithet coined by prime minister Tony Blair in the hours after her death.Royal fans including John Loughry (L) put in place their own tribute among the flowers, candels and photographs outside one of the entrances of Kensington Palace in London in the early morning on August 31, 2017, to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Tributes of photographs, candels and photographs have gathered at the gates of Kensington Palace left by well-wishers and fans of Diana, princess of Wales to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on August 31, 2017. AFPThe crash happened at around 12:23am on August 31, 1997.Diana was killed along with Dodi Fayed, her wealthy Egyptian film producer boyfriend of two months, and his drink-impaired, speeding driver Henri Paul, who was trying to evade paparazzi photographers.Twenty years on, a few dozen bouquets of flowers and pictures of the princess have been laid at the Flame of Liberty by sympathetic visitors.“I was a child when she died but I studied her biography,” said German journalist Marie Hermann, 25, from Frankfurt.“l loved Diana and her commitment to charities,” she told AFP.Linda Bigelbach, 61, from Saint Paul in Minnesota, said: “I remember her wedding day and I remember the day she died.”‘All of us lost somebody’In London, William and Harry, who were 15 and 12 respectively when she died, paid tribute to their late mother on Wednesday and were to spend Thursday privately.The princes inspected the dozens of bouquets left in front of Kensington Palace.Photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales, are seen tied onto a gate outside Kensington Palace in Central London on August 29, 2017 ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana`s death. Britain prepares to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. AFPEarlier they braved torrential rain to visit the White Garden at the palace, created this year to evoke the princess’s sense of style and colour choices.They met with representatives from the charities she supported, including those helping AIDS sufferers and children in need.Harry told one group of campaigners that his mother’s death was a tragedy for them too.“I can imagine for a lot of you it was like, ‘right, here we go, now we’ve got her, we’ve got the thirst, we’ve got the attention, now let’s do something’,” the 32-year-old said.“Then suddenly she’s snapped away; if I can put it (this way), all of us lost somebody.”They then emerged at the palace gates to look at the heartfelt messages, pictures and flowers left in remembrance of their mother, thanking well-wishers for coming, and placing bouquets given to them.Handwritten notes on bunches of flowers read: “Diana, a brave princess, your sons have your courage” and “our country was so very lucky to have you”.“I was so sad,” recalled a tearful Lena Pettersson, a cleaner from Sweden who had travelled to London for the commemorations.“She cared about people, she was very special. Her sons are continuing her work, they are just like her.”Helen Zacharia, 62, who tied a bouquet to the gates, told AFP: “I come down every year because I’ve always liked Diana. I’ve never met her but if I don’t come down I feel very sad. Everyone loved her.”Global iconTimeline of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died following a car accident in Paris 20 years ago. AFPThe princess was to be remembered on Thursday at the Mildmay Mission AIDS hospital in London, visited regularly by Diana when it was a hospice caring for HIV patients.The institution will hold a remembrance service and past members of staff will share their memories of Diana, as well as dancer Wayne Sleep who famously performed with the princess in 1985.Her untimely death at the age of 36 shocked the world.The complex life of Diana-a shy, teenage aristocrat who suddenly became a global icon-and her tragic death still captivates millions across the globe.Diana wed Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, in 1981, but their marriage collapsed under the strains of public duty and their incompatibility.She was cast out of the royal family in the 1996 divorce she had inadvertently made inevitable with an explosive tell-all television interview.However, the monarchy’s shining star was undimmed, her reputation sealed as a fashion icon, charity campaigner, humanitarian and a self-styled “queen of hearts”.last_img

first_imgIranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 15 June. Photo: ReutersIran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed with global powers, after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018 and ratcheted up sanctions on Tehran.”Obviously, Iran cannot stick to this agreement unilaterally,” president Hassan Rouhani told Russian, Chinese and other Asian leaders at a conference in Tajikistan.His comments follow rising tensions with Washington, which has accused Tehran of carrying out Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route at the mouth of the Gulf. Tehran has denied having any role.Rouhani did not refer to this week’s tanker incident in his speech to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, behind held in the Tajik capital Dushanbe.”It is necessary that all the sides of this agreement contribute to restoring it,” he said, adding that Iran needed to see “positive signals” from other signatories to the pact, which include Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.He did not give details on what actions Iran would take or say what positive signals Tehran wanted to see.Russian president Vladimir Putin said Moscow would adhere to the agreement and urged other signatories to follow suit.”We believe that the only sensible decision is for all deal participants to honour commitments,” Putin told the conference.Tehran said in May that Iran would start enriching uranium at a higher level, unless world powers protected its economy from US sanctions within 60 days.Washington has ratcheted up pressure on Iran, saying it wants to prevent Tehran developing a nuclear bomb, rein in its ballistic missile programme and end what the it calls Iranian meddling in the Middle East.Tehran has said its nuclear programme is peaceful and will not be stopped, says its missile work is for defence and accuses the United States of destabilising the region.France and other European signatories to the nuclear deal that aimed to curb Iran’s nuclear work, have said they wanted to save the accord, but many of their companies have cancelled deals with Tehran, under pressure from the United States.last_img read more