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Interview with Jignesh Mewani

first_imgOf the three young men who have galvanised Gujarat, ahead of the Assembly elections there, Dalit lawyer and activist Jignesh Mewani is perhaps the most articulate. In a recent interview in Ahmedabad, he talks to Smita Gupta about what Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and he have achieved, analysing and anticipating problems while stressing that the first battle is to dislodge the BJP from power. Has anything changed in Gujarat since the last Assembly elections?The most evident change is that no one is talking about the Gujarat model: the Patidars, OBCs and Dalits are up in arms, but so are ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, anganwadi workers, farmers, labourers, traders. The vikas (development) balloon has been punctured; the BJP can no longer use the Sabka Vikas slogan. The mood has changed: this kind of dissatisfaction has not been seen in 22 years. The ASHA workers threw bangles at (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi’s road show as he entered Vadodadra on October 22. In early October, angry residents of a municipal ward in Vadodara tied a BJP corporator to a tree and beat him up for failing to prevent demolition of their slum. Ever since chairs were thrown at (BJP president) Amit Shah at a rally in Surat last year by Patidars, he has been caged and the BJP has been on the backfoot. What are the reasons for this change in mood?(There has been) severe economic exploitation, agrarian distress, growing unemployment. For Dalits, apart from the economic problems, they are suffering from a sense of injustice.Immediately after four Dalits were publicly stripped and flogged in Una in the Gir Somnath district in July 2016, the community got activated. I was able to mobilise Dalits across Gujarat. I am picked up and arrested every time Narendra Modi lands in the state. The contradictions have sharpened. The Hindutva wave has worked three times (in 2002, 2007 and 2012), but if my child is still suffering from malnutrition, you can’t fool me any longer. Three youth faces — Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and mine — have appeared. The three of us have come through agitations, we did not belong to any political party and therefore had no baggage. (It is only now that Alpesh has joined the Congress.) So caste is challenging Hindutva?A mobilisation on caste lines may not be a good thing but a deep analysis of what is happening now will show that the articulation of the caste-class reality is bound to happen in the absence of a progressive movement. What is happening has its roots in the current economic crisis. The promise of seven crore jobs in three and a half years by the BJP have not been fulfilled, the Rs 15 lakh in every bank account has not happened, the price of dal has shot up, farmers have not been given remunerative prices. The answer to everything is gaimata (the cow is the mother). And demonetisation and GST (the Goods and Services Tax) have already devastated people. Earlier, Mr. Modi was able to display a masculine larger than life image, using Goebbelsian rhetoric and the Hindutva wave. I have been to 16 States after Una, and I can tell you his graph is going down. Aren’t there social contradictions between Patidars, OBCs and Dalits — the three sections represented by Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and you? How will you get around that? Of course, there are social and economic contradictions but the objective reality is that the biggest common enemy of the Patidars, OBCs and Dalits today is the BJP. Sooner or later, these contradictions will surface, but first, the battle against fascism must be fought and the BJP dislodged from power. That will provide interim relief. Fascism just can’t be defeated through electoral gains, it will require a long battle. How do you see your role in the coming elections?My role is to ensure that the over seven per cent Dalits in Gujarat don’t vote for the BJP. Currently of the 13 reserved seats, 10 are with BJP, but this time, the Congress will win 9 this time.Isn’t the BJP very strong still in urban Gujarat? Yes, we are yet to crack the urban areas, but the BJP will be wiped out from rural areas. There is an anti-BJP wave but no pro-Congress wave yet. Hindutva still works in urban areas. There is a refreshing innovative content that is coming from rural areas. A large chunk of Patels will come out strongly against BJP. Alpesh Thakore has mobilised his community. The BJP tried hard to woo the Dalits but the Ramnath Kovind card (making him President) did not work because of (the suicide of) Rohit Vemula, and (the attack on Dalits in) Saharanpur (in Uttar Pradesh) and Una. I have created consciousness among Dalit youth in rural areas, and have a slight influence among middle class Dalits. But because of class differences, the middle class Dalits may not yet join hands with working class youth.Will you form a political party? I have the soul of an activist; I don’t want to form a party. Some of Hardik Patel’s followers have left him.It has not affected his mass base. Alpesh’s base is solid. But because of the fragmentation of the Dalit movement, I will have to work harder. I now have support in Karnataka and Kerala, though, and after the Gujarat polls, I will campaign in Karnataka. Is there a possibility of a Dalit-Muslim platform? During the Una struggle, we were welcomed by Muslims and we are working for Dalit-Muslim unity in Gujarat. But the Muslim situation is much worse (than that of Dalits) — apart from having to be careful that they don’t become victims of the (sangh parivar’s) Love Jehad campaign, there is serious unemployment. (They are grappling with) existential issues. It is a battle for survival for them.last_img read more

Haryana gears up for a thrilling battle

first_imgThe gruelling campaign for Lok Sabha election in Haryana, going to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12, ended on Friday with simultaneous rallies by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Jat belt.Election in the 10 Lok Sabha seats in the State is being fought under the shadow of large-scale violence during the Jat agitation in 2016, conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh two years ago and the recent split in the Indian National Lok Dal, with political analysts claiming an undercurrent in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.As per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, 223 candidates, including 11 women, are in the fray, with the maximum 29 contestants trying their luck in the Sonipat Lok Sabha constituency and the lowest, 16 in Karnal. A total of 1,80,56,896 voters, including 83,40,173 women, are registered to exercise their franchise. Around 67,000 police personnel have been mobilised for the election duty.‘Battle of prestige’ The Congress and the BJP are locked in a direct contest on nine of 10 Lok Sabha seats in the State. In Hisar, Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala has made the fight three-cornered with Congress’ Bhavya Bishnoi and BJP’s Brijendra Singh being the other two heavyweight contestants in the fray. It is a battle of prestige for all the three candidates with political legacies to defend.The JJP has been contesting the election in an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party, which has fielded its candidates on three seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party, which had snapped its ties with the INLD post the split, has been contesting the election in a tie-up with Loktanter Suraksha Party of former BJP MP from Kurukshetra, Raj Kumar Saini.Jat-dominated seatsA thrilling electoral battle is on the cards in the other two Jat-dominated constituencies too — Sonipat and Rohtak — with the BJP’s two non-Jat candidates pitted against the Congress’ Bhupinder Hooda and his son Deepender Singh Hooda. While the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to wrest the Rohtak Lok Sabha seat, a bastion of the Hoodas and the only seat won by the Congress in the State in 2014, Mr. Deepender Hooda is set for a tough battle with the Jat reservation agitation likely to cause polarisation of votes along caste lines. The Sonipat Lok Sabha election could well decide the political future of Mr. Bhupinder Hooda, who is seen as the tallest Jat leader in the State.Mr. Modi, during his three rallies in the State in Fatehabad, Kurukshetra and Rohtak, has mostly raised the issues of national security and corruption, besides accusing the Congress of personal attacks on him. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, has mostly talked about the party’s promise of NYAY (minimum income scheme) and separate budget for farmers, and attacked the BJP government on loss of jobs and business due to demonetisation and the flawed implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. He too has addressed three rallies at Gurugram, Bhiwani and Sirsa.last_img read more

Football: Marouane Fellaini extends his contract with Manchester United after deciding his future for…

first_imgAdvertisementManchester United and Belgium midfielder, Marouane Fellaini has extended his contract with the club for two years and has penned down a £100,000-a-week salary.The contract can also be extended by 12 months if needed which was agreed by both the parties. ‘I thank Jose Mourinho for the faith he has always shown in me’ Fellaini said in a post on Twitter.I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player. I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve. I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always.. pic.twitter.com/OVlogjmtJW— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) June 29, 2018The 30-year-old moved to Old Trafford in 2013 for £27m from Everton and has 20 goals out of 156 appearances for the club under three different managers and Jose Mourinho also wanted Fellaini to stay. It is reported that he was stalling the contract as he was hoping for better offers.The contract renewal for Fellaini means the club won’t possibly move for another central midfielder in the summer window and Mourinho was delighted to hear that Fellaini is staying to give United more midfield options after they signed Fred.Here are some reactions to him staying:-Lads, it’s July, I understand you may have thought it was April fools but I promise it’s not too late to delete this tweet and we’ll pretend nothing happened.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 29, 2018 DELETE ASAP— Tom (@CynicalLive) June 29, 2018 No world cup game, then this. This day couldn’t get sadder— Saad (@Datguysaad) June 29, 2018Read Also:-Football: Twitter laughs at Michy Batshuayi after his epic ‘ball to the face’ after Adnan Januzaj’s goalFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 15center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

23 common Italian dishes we have been pronouncing wrong

first_imgWe are all very fond of having ravioli and hummus with pita bread and what not. The moment we enter an Italian restaurant, we are mesmerised to see all the lip-smacking dishes that are being served. But when it’s time for us to order, we end up making a blunder by mispronouncing our favourite dish. And all this time, hoping that the server says it first has only got us so far.We don’t belong to Italy or have Italian accent, but we should not make a fool of ourselves in a public place.So, here is a list of Italian dishes that you’ve been mispronouncing all these years and the correct way to say them: So, the next time you go to Italian restaurant, better check how to pronunciation here!READ: 10 English words that originated from Dutch READ: 12 words English borrowed from German For more updates on this section, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Top 2019 QB Recruit De-Commits, Names 3 New Contenders

first_imgA general view of Wake Forest's football field.WINSTON SALEM, NC – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons versus Florida State Seminoles at BB&T Field on September 30, 2017 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The 2019 recruiting class isn’t believed to have a ton of talent at the quarterback position – some scouts are saying it’s the worst group of QBs in years – but player who’s rising in the eyes of many is Brendon Clark.The pro-style quarterback is back on the market, too. He had been committed to Wake Forest for about a year, but he’s decided to open up his recruitment.Clark, a Virginia native, announced on Twitter that he’s de-committing from the Demon Deacons program.A couple of major programs are expressing serious interest in the 2019 prospect.Clemson, Notre Dame and Tennessee have entered the picture.“Brendon Clark had reopened his recruitment and has decommitted from Wake Forrest. Clark visited Clemson this past weekend and has trips planned for Notre Dame and Tennessee in the upcoming weeks. A planned decision will be made on July 4th,” Clark’s school announced.Brendon Clark had reopened his recruitment and has decimmitted from Wake Forrest. Clark visited Clemson this past weekend and has trips planned for Notre Dame and Tennessee in the upcoming weeks. A planned decision will be made on July 4th pic.twitter.com/2BI8ZHgE9B— Manchester Football (@lancer_footbal) June 11, 2018Clark says he’ll be making his decision on July 4. Outside of Clemson, Notre Dame and Tennessee, it doesn’t look like there’s a ton of time for new schools to enter the picture.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Star College Football RB Is Leaving For The NFL Draft

first_imgA detail view of a football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField.LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 20: A detail view of a football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)One of the nation’s best running backs announced his intentions to leave his program and enter his name into the NFL draft. Kentucky star Benny Snell took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to reveal his plans to play in Kentucky’s bowl game against Penn State and then head to the NFL.Snell led Kentucky in rushing for the past two seasons and has racked up at least 1,000 yards rushing in each of the past three years. The junior running back entered the season as one of the top running back prospects on the boards of NFL scouts and he certainly didn’t hurt his case with a solid performance this year.Here’s the announcement from Snell.Remember me 4 what I am…#SnellYeah pic.twitter.com/716p4aN0jX— Mr SNELL YA LATER?? (@benny_snell) December 14, 2018Snell will give it one last go against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.The star running back is considered one of the top RB prospects in the upcoming draft. He projects as a Day 2 pick.last_img read more

Fire at AIIMS forces evacuation of patients

first_imgNew Delhi: A fire broke out at the teaching block of the AIIMS here on Saturday, destroying samples and medical reports and forcing evacuation of some patients, though no one was injured, officials said.Patients from some floors of the AB ward, close to the Microbiology department where the blaze started at around 5 pm, were evacuated along with those in operation theatres above it as the smoke spread, they said, adding the fire was doused within two hours. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsA Delhi Fire Services Department (DFS) official said 22 fire tenders were rushed to the site after they received a call. The Microbiology department’s virology unit on the second floor of the teaching block has been completely gutted, sources said. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the cardio-neuro centre, housed in a different building in the complex. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and allow the Fire Services personnel to do their work.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayA fire department official said there was no casualty in the blaze. Dark plumes of smoke and flames were seen billowing out from the affected building of the premier health institute. Sources said the fire spread to the Emergency Lab in the department of Lab Medicine, which is adjacent to the Microbiology department’s virology unit, where electricity work was going on for some time and cable and wire being used were kept, they said. The fire moved down to the first floor – and also upward to the third and the fourth floor of the building, they said. Some parts of the fifth floor were also affected, they added. “The fire was brought under control within two hours,” said a fire department official. Patients’ samples come to the virology unit and Lab Medicine department for testing. Sources said it is suspected that a large number of samples and patient records have been destroyed as the virology unit has been completely gutted. However, there were no casualties and the cooling process is underway, a fire department official said.last_img read more

Feds win interim interim stay for 15day cap on solitary confinement

first_imgTORONTO — The federal government won’t have to comply immediately with a court decision that limited solitary confinement to 15 consecutive days, the Supreme Court of Canada has decided.In granting Ottawa’s urgent request for an “interim interim” stay, the country’s top court said the government had met all three needed conditions. Those factors, the court said, include whether there was a “serious issue” to be tried and whether it would cause the government “irreparable harm” if not granted.“I am satisfied that these factors have been met for the purpose of the interim interim stay only,” Justice Suzanne Cote said. “This order will remain in effect until the determination of the motion for an interim stay, which shall be dealt with on an expedited basis.”In a ruling last month, the Ontario Court of Appeal said placing prisoners deemed a risk to themselves or others in segregation for more than 15 days amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and was therefore unconstitutional. The court gave correctional authorities 15 days — until Friday — to comply and end the practice.The federal government sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, along with a request to put the lower-court decision on hold pending the outcome. However, because the request for an interim stay would only be heard well after Friday’s deadline to comply with the ruling, Ottawa sought the interim interim stay.In support of its request, the federal government said the lower court did not take into account the consequences of capping administrative segregation, and warned that imposing a hard limit in all cases could be dangerous.“There is currently no alternative recourse to address these situations, placing the safety and security of all federal institutions, the inmates and the staff at high risk,” the government said in its notice of leave to appeal.Critics of isolation say studies indicate that depriving inmates of meaningful human contact for much of their day can cause long-term, even permanent, psychological damage.The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which has pursued the case, called it “deeply disappointing” that the government was seeking to appeal.It opposed the interim interim stay request, calling it highly unusual for courts to allow practices deemed to violate the charter because they amount to cruel and unusual treatment to continue.“Canada asks this court to prolong a dangerous practice that is ‘harmful and offside responsible medical opinion,’” the association said in its filing. “The impact on those affected is real and serious.”Having granted the interim interim stay, Cote gave the association until April 23 to respond to the request for an interim stay, and Ottawa a further two days to reply. It’s not clear when the Supreme Court will decide on the stay motion or whether it will hear the government’s appeal.Colin Perkel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Konami code made famous by Contra unlocks secret on the Bank of

The central bank unveiled the design for the new $10 bank note last week to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.The key sequence to unlock the secret is known as the Konami code because it was first included in many games for the Nintendo Entertainment System by the Japanese company of the same name in the late 80s. The code was most famously used in Contra to give the player 30 lives instead of the standard three.The code is: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a.“The Bank of Canada’s web team thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation,” Bank of Canada spokeswoman Josianne Menard said.Konami is now, with a few exceptions, mostly out of the business of video games and makes a large portion of its money producing slot machines and other gambling devices.With files from Financial Post OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has placed an Easter egg on its website promoting the new $10 bill.If visitors to the website enter the right series of keys, it plays the national anthem and fills the screen with a shower of tiny animated banknotes.Government of Canada read more

Sri Lanka says engagement with SAARC remains high priority

Further, he said the Government provided necessary resources to national focal agencies to send more than 100 experts and professionals to various SAARC meetings outside Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister said that although trade under SAFTA has been increasing, the total volume of intra-regional trade in SAARC is far below than its actual potential. Regional cooperation and integration in South Asia is vital for countries to improve competitiveness and productivity. Open trade, stable and friendly investment policies, could induce more FDI inflow to the region. Sri Lanka says its engagement with SAARC remains a high priority in keeping with the country’s commitments towards SAARC and to move forward the current SAARC activities in different spheres.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking at the thirty- seventh Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers meeting in Pokhara, Nepal today, said that last year alone, Sri Lanka was the host to eleven SAARC meetings and workshops relating to several important areas of cooperation. The Minister concluded by saying that Sri Lanka for its part will spare no effort to translate the vision of the SAARC Charter into reality. (Colombo Gazette) “Sri Lanka is committed to working with SAARC on promoting regional and multilateral economic cooperation. While welcoming joint proposals by several Member States to fast-track the reduction of the sensitive lists under SAFTA, Sri Lanka will also continue consultations with the stakeholders and work towards the further contraction of the existing Sensitive List in a phased manner,” he said.He also said that poverty alleviation and improving the living conditions of our people have always been a priority of SAARC but the region is still home for around 44% of the world’s poor. The Minister says there is an urgent need for SAARC to take early action to contextualise the newly adopted Sustainable Development agenda and develop an appropriate regional mechanism for its implementation.“Today, security challenges, both traditional and non-traditional, have become extremely complex and interwoven. The diverse, complex and advanced tactics used by illegal non state actors engaged in terrorism, piracy, trafficking, and smuggling need to be addressed with urgency through cooperation and coordination,” he added. read more

US wholesale prices up 04 per cent in December driven by higher

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2014 6:33 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesale prices increased in December, pushed up by rising gasoline prices and energy costs. But overall inflation remained mild.The Labor Department says the producer price index, which measures costs before they reach the consumer, rose 0.4 per cent last month. That ends three straight months of falling wholesale prices.Gas prices reversed recent declines and increased 2.2 per cent last month. Home heating oil costs grew at the fastest pace in 10 months, while diesel fuel prices increased at the biggest clip in almost four years.Over the past 12 months, relatively low energy costs have kept inflation tame. Prices have risen a modest 1.2 per cent in that period.Excluding volatile energy and food prices, wholesale costs increased 0.3 per cent in December and 1.4 per cent year over year. FILE- In this March 1, 2013 file photo, a truck drives past stacks of containers that were unloaded from a ship at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore. The Commerce Department reports on wholesale prices for December on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) US wholesale prices up 0.4 per cent in December, driven by higher gas and heating oil costs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Football Ohio State wide receivers under microscope in 2017

OSU then-redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) avoids a tackle during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorLast season, the production of the wide receiver unit for the Ohio State football team was subpar to say the least. As a group, the wideouts for the Buckeyes hauled in 16 touchdowns and racked up 1,445 yards — numbers that might seem impressive on paper, but fall well short of the high standard set by OSU coach Urban Meyer.The lack of a deep ball and overall inability to produce chunk plays in key moments led to a lackluster aerial offense. The team’s leading receiver, Curtis Samuel, played as an H-back and took a large percentage of his snaps from the backfield, but far and away led the team in yards and also tied Noah Brown for most receiving touchdowns (7). While Samuel was not actually a part of the wide receiver group for OSU last season, he and Brown were the clear leading pass catchers for the Buckeyes. And now, both have bolted for the NFL draft.With new playmakers needed at the position, and questions swirling about how effective the wide receivers for the Buckeyes can be this year, coach Zach Smith said the team needs those elusive chunk plays that were nonexistent last season in order to right the wrongs of a stagnant passing game.“We gotta make big plays,” he said. “We gotta hit the deep ball, we gotta throw the deep ball, we gotta protect the deep ball. When that happens — you’ve seen it here before — it opens everything up. And when it doesn’t happen, it’s hard to open everything up.”The low passing yard average of 213.9 yards per game, which ranked 81st in the country last season, was a key criticism of Meyer’s team in 2016. With Brown poised for a potential breakout season after breaking his leg during the spring the year prior, and a slew of young talent, more was expected from a normally stout OSU offense.Instead, Brown posted mostly mediocre numbers apart from his four touchdown performance against Oklahoma, and most of the young receivers received limited playing time. This year, even with returning players such as redshirt juniors Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, OSU must have production from its younger players in order to be successful.Campbell might not even be featured as a wide receiver often, considering Meyer said earlier this spring he has been working as an H-back during camp. Still, he feels OSU fans need not worry about the wideouts in 2017, even with the top performers from last year leaving early.“At a premier program like this, it’s always going to be guys coming in and guys leaving,” Campbell said. “It’s a huge rotation and so much talent comes through here and so much talent that leaves so we have no choice but to step up. We have an incredible amount of talent in our room right now and I think we’re going to live up to those expectations.”Redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill, who is also spending time as an H-back this spring, is viewed as a more veteran presence in the wide receiver room after spending two seasons in Columbus. Plus, coming into his third year with OSU, he will be expected to produce in nearly every game after hauling in the team’s first passing touchdown last season.Hill said he is pleased with what he is seeing from the group prior to the spring game, and feels the team is ready to show they can produce a deep ball threat, and produce where they need to to push the team to the next level.“Everybody got the same motto this year,” he said. “There’s been different types of things going on, but right now we just want to establish ourselves as the best group in the country. So we’ve just been practicing like that every day even though it’s been getting tough, we’re just there reminding each other about it. That we want to be the best.”Sophomore Binjimen Victor, who Meyer said has been making strides this spring, was seen in an orange, non-contact jersey. After being banged up in practice, Victor is still expected to play in Saturday’s spring game, Smith said.OSU kicks off the season with the annual Scarlet and Gray scrimmage on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. read more

Boy 13 arrested over attempted murder of pupil who died from allergic

first_img 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. Karan was taken ill at around 11.30am last Wednesday, June 28, and was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition. A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of another 13-year-old who died after suffering a severe allergic reaction at school.Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, died with his parents by his hospital bedside on Sunday, 10 days after taking ill at  William Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford, west London.Detectives questioned another 13-year-old boy in connection with his death. The teenager was released on bail until late July.Alice Hudson, executive head teacher of Twyford CofE Academy Trust, said that Karan, a Year 8 pupil had a “number of allergies” and had managed to alert staff staff to the fact that he urgently needed help before his condition deteriorated.Staff did treat him with his medication that was kept in the school’s office before the ambulance arrived but it sadly did not work.Mrs Hudson said: “Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, was a popular Year 8 student. He had many friends who are devastated at his death, as are the staff.”He was a bright and keen student who excelled in maths. Our thoughts and prayers are with Karan’s family.” Mrs Hudson said: “(Karan) was able to come to the school office to indicate that he thought he was having an extreme reaction and they were able to immediately administer the normal treatment, which was kept in the office for his care.”Very, very tragically in this situation this was not effective.”She added: “Staff at the school reacted promptly to provide medical intervention and were well supported by the London Ambulance Service who attended the scene.”The school has robust care plans in place for students with identified medical requirements and Karan’s care plan was promptly put in place.”But in light of this tragic incident a review of the procedures will be carried out to ensure that the highest level of standards is maintained.”The school will not comment on any criminal investigation in relation to this incident.”A neighbour of the Cheemas, who did not wish to be identified, said: “It’s awful news, really awful. He was a lovely boy, him and his brother.”Always polite, friendly, lovely really. They used to play football in the garden all the time. “He had a little brother and they were always out playing. I didn’t know what had happened. The last time I saw him must have been a couple of weeks ago. “Its such a shame. It really is.”Another neighbour of Mrs Cheema said that she had told him ten years ago that her son suffered from a “serious skin complaint”.”I remember her telling me that he had serious skin complaint, that would have been around ten years ago,” he said. A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Wednesday.William Perkin Church of England High School is rated outstanding by both Ofsted and the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS, which determines the distinctiveness and effectiveness of a church school.last_img read more

100 years of Greek cinema

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram University of Sydney’s Professor Vrasidas Karalis will be presenting a talk on the 100 years of Greek cinema at Sydney’s Greek Bilingual Bookshop. This will be followed by a screening of Golfo (1914), the first feature film produced in Greece. Despite the loss of the original, the 1955 Finos Film version will be shown. Cost of entry includes nibbles, with all proceeds going to the University of Sydney’s Department of Modern Greek, to be used for the Modern Greek Conference next month. When: Thursday 20 November at 7.00 pm Where: Greek Bilingual Bookshop, 837 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, NSW Entry is $20 To book or register your interest, call (02) 9559 4424 or email events@bilingualshop.com.aulast_img

Coronavirus la transmission du nCoV entre humains jugée probable par lOMS

first_imgCoronavirus : la transmission du nCoV entre humains jugée probable par l’OMSSelon l’OMS (Organisation mondiale de la Santé), deux employés hospitaliers qui soignaient des patients infectés en Arabie saoudite ont été contaminés par le nouveau coronavirus (nCoV). Pour l’organisme, il est maintenant jugé probable que le nCoV peut se transmettre d’homme à homme.Les connaissances progressent sur le nouveau coronavirus, un virus proche du Sras (syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère) qui avait entraîné la mort de plusieurs centaines de personne en Chine en 2003. Depuis son identification en septembre 2012, le nCoV aurait contaminé 40 personnes dont deux en France et 20 qui auraient trouvé la mort suite à l’infection, d’après l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pourtant on ne savait pas encore avec certitude si ce nouveau virus pouvait se transmettre d’homme à homme. Du moins, bien que des scientifiques affirmaient que la chose était possible, l’OMS ne l’avait pas encore confirmé. Mais après que deux employés hospitaliers qui soignaient des patients infectés en Arabie Saoudite ont été contaminés, le doute s’amenuise. “C’est la première fois que l’infection au nouveau coronavirus est diagnostiquée chez des professionnels de santé après exposition à des patients”, a indiqué mercredi soir l’OMS citée par l’AFP.Les deux employés contaminés sont un homme de 45 ans tombé malade le 2 mai et actuellement dans un état critique et une femme de 43 ans, tombée malade le 8 mai et pour le moment dans un état jugé stable. C’est d’ailleurs en Arabie saoudite que le foyer infectieux est le plus important avec 30 patients infectés entraînant la mort de 15 d’entre eux. Les autres cas ont été recensés en Allemagne, en France, en Grande-Bretagne, en Jordanie et au Qatar. Des mesures adaptées pour éviter la contamination Pour faire face à cette transmission potentielle, l’OMS souligne donc que “les installations de santé traitant des patients susceptibles d’être infectés devront prendre des mesures adaptées pour diminuer le risque de transmission du virus à d’autres patients et professionnels de santé”. En France, un patient a été contaminé par le nCoV après avoir partagé sa chambre à l’hôpital avec un premier patient porteur du virus.Le 16 mai 2013 à 14:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

33 name company cars as the best work perk

first_imgA third (33%) of employee respondents say that a company car is the best work perk an employer could offer, according to research by OSV Vehicles and Motoring.Its survey of 750 employees and 340 employers also found that a company car is the deciding factor for 19% of employee respondents when taking a job.The research also found:16% of employee respondents say that not having a company car is a deal-breaker.41% of employee respondents believe that company car schemes allow them to drive a car that they would not ordinarily aspire to, whether through personal financial issues or otherwise.Just 10% of employer respondents are looking to invest more into fleet cars over the next year.Andrew Kirkley, joint company director of OSV, said: “There are many different factors to consider when putting together a remuneration package for potential star employees, but with the company car proving such an attraction, it may well pay to use fleet as a recruitment carrot.”last_img read more

Say Media Names Dianne Dubois CFO

first_img“She knows what it takes to thrive in a competitive business landscape,” says Say Media CEO Matt Sanchez in a statement. “Her experience in finance and operations across a variety of fast-growth businesses is invaluable.”Dubois says she plans to focus her attention on helping the company expand its operations, while capitalizing on its current momentum to influence the future of digital publishing.Say Media’s portfolio of digital brands includes xoJane and xoVain, Fashionista, HonestlyWTF and ReadWrite. Those outlets, in conjunction with the others, yield a combined audience reach of more than 400 million people worldwide.More on this topic Penton Names New CEO Amy DuBois Barnett Director-Level Doers Berner Stepping Down From MPA Asset International Takes First Steps In Big Growth Plans Time Worldwide Publisher Kim Kelleher Named Say Media PresidentJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered by Industry veteran Dianne Dubois has been tapped by Say Media to be its new chief financial officer.During her more than 20 years in the industry, Dubois previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Olivia, was chief financial officer at both Looksmart and eTrade North America. In addition, she has also held senior financial roles at Disney, WellPoint and PIMCO.Dubois has spent the last four years acting as a consulting chief financial officer for a variety of mid-sized emerging technology, media, cleantech and biotech businesses.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR A Letter Of Support For Jomarie OMahony From

first_imgDear Editor,In Fall of 2003, as I was finishing up three years of service in the United States Army, my wife returned home to Massachusetts with our infant son to look for a house.  After a Paul Revere-like ride through “every Middlesex village and farm,” she told me that she wanted to move to Wilmington.  I will be eternally grateful that Jomarie found this community as it has given us so much over the years, most especially the dear friends and neighbors that we have been blessed to make.I wanted to write and thank all of those people who have been supportive of Jomarie’s campaign for Selectman.  Being the father of two daughters, I am very glad that those girls can see the names of women running for elected office on the placards in yards around town.  As those children grow into young adults, I hope that they will have candidates like Jomarie to represent them.Jomarie is always looking for ways to help people in the community she cares so deeply about.  As an attorney, she chose to practice an area of law that seeks to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, namely those children who have been abused or neglected.  As a volunteer, she is moved by the sentiment of the famous quote about Robert F. Kennedy: “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?.” As a mother and a wife, she is always striving to make our small corner of the world a better place.In closing, I would ask that all those who read this letter to consider supporting Jomarie with a vote on election day.  I would also ask those people to support the candidacy of incumbent Selectmen Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira.  In Greg and Kevin, I see the same spirit of volunteerism and love for this community that animates Jomarie, and I think that they could tap into a synergy that would continue this town on the path that made it one of the best places to live in the Commonwealth.Very truly yours,David O’MahonyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: State Rep. Dave Robertson Endorses Jomarie O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: O’Mahony Brings People Together, Always Helping Others With A SmileIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Anchorage Museum Trying New Ways To Recruit New Museum Buffs

first_imgAs cultural institutions across the country struggle to stay relevant in a changing financial landscape, many are testing new ways to raise funds and expand membership. The Anchorage museum is trying to recruit the next wave of museum buffs in some unconventional ways.Download Audiolast_img

Hotness alert Meet Bidaai actor Angad Hasija the first TV celeb to

first_imgFurther, Angad agrees that going nude is a very personal choice and not everyone is comfortable with the idea of posing naked for photoshoot or scenes. “I have many friends in female also who are not comfortable wearing shorts also and many male friends who cannot go shirtless for a photo or a show. I was offered to go nude in a web series but I wasn’t comfortable but you never know I might get comfortable in the future. It’s an individual choice. We are living in 2019 and people pretend to be holier than a cow. Who doesn’t like to have a look at sexy actors and actresses bodies?” he said.Spilling some beans on his inspiration, Angad said that he takes inspiration from Hrithik Roshan, who has worked hard to develop and maintain his physique. Angad HasijaInstagramOf late, posing nude for the cameras have become fairly common among television celebrities. After a few male actors like Abhinav Shukla, Karan Tacker, Sangram Singh, Ashmit Patel who went bold for photoshoots, recently actresses Abigail Pande and Aashka Goradia went topless to promote nude yoga.However, the first TV actor who dared to bare it all a few years ago was Angad Hasija.Talking about what promoted him to pose nude, Angad, who rose to popularity with Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai, told SpotboyE: “I was the first actor to get a nude photoshoot done, my image was very shy and innocent and a sanskari boy courtesy my TV show Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai. I wanted to do something different and it wasn’t cheap at all. I did it for an international gallery. I got to do a lot of fashion shows because of that,”But, back then, the actor was heavily criticised for posing nude although many admired him for the same. “When I did it few years ago, people were looking down on me. And now it has been a trend. When you start something new, you have to be prepared to take criticism and people didn’t take it well and today everyone is doing it. People told me that since I was doing something so traditional as TV, how can I go nude, even for a photoshoot?” he said, adding that, “I think my fan following increased more and people started considering me gutsy and sexy after seeing the pictures,” he said.When asked if he would go bold for a show or movie, the Bidaai actor quipped, “Yes, if needed and if the presentation is done in a good way, then why not! I am comfortable with my body. I don’t know why people make so much fuss about going nude. As an actor one should have the guts that if the script demands, you can do anything.”last_img read more