Indian diaspora growing

first_imgThe growing role of overseas Indians in governance in their adopted homelands raises an interesting question when it comes to the world’s most powerful nation: Can an ethnic Indian be elected the next, or future, president of the United States?On his last day at the White House a year ago, president Barack Obama — although his strong endorsement failed to get Hillary Clinton elected as the first woman president — somewhat prophetically said his country could elect “not just a woman president, but could also see a Latino president, a Jewish president and a Hindu president in the future.”In a broad sense, Indian-American Nikki Haley fits in. Michael Wolff, the author of Fast & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, said she considered herself worthy of the post and that her colleagues thought she was “ambitious and smarter than Donald Trump”.Read it at NST Related Itemslast_img read more

Mets’ DeGrom Aces Brewers, 2-0

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Jacob deGrom sent the New York Mets home with a rare road win.DeGrom gave up four hits in eight innings and the Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on June 25 to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.“He’s got tremendous stuff. He knows how to use it. He’s legit,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “He’s not going through any sophomore slump. He’s making the adjustments he has to make and making pitches. Outstanding game.”DeGrom (8-5) struck out seven and walked none in the eighth straight start in which he has given up two earned runs or fewer.“I try not to be too confident out there. I just try to get ahead with strike one and go from there,” deGrom said. “You get too cocky and you can get put back into place real quick.”Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead double in the sixth for the Mets (37-37), who avoided falling two games below .500 for the first time this year. New York completed a 1-7 trip during which it was outscored 31-11 and hit .177.Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances, and New York won for just the fourth time in its last 22 road games. The Mets are 26-11 at Citi Field but 11-26 away from home.Collins was ejected in the fourth after Darrell Ceciliani was caught stealing at second. Collins ran onto the field and briefly argued with umpire Larry Vanover.“I thought he was safe,” Collins said. “I went out to Larry and said I know I don’t have any challenges left, but for heaven’s sake, from my angle it wasn’t even close at all.”Milwaukee’s Taylor Jungmann made his fourth big league start and held the Mets to four hits in five innings.Center fielder Gerardo Parra threw out Michael Cuddyer at the plate when he tried to score from second base in the second inning on Kevin Plawecki’s single to center, a call that stood after a video review that took more than four minutes.Flores put the Mets ahead after Cuddyer’s two-out single off Michael Blazek (4-2).New York loaded the bases with one out in the seventh but managed only one run on an infield single by Lucas Duda that deflected off the foot of reliever Will Smith.After Milwaukee’s Adam Lind singled with two outs in the seventh, Shane Peterson hit what initially was ruled a ground-rule double down the left-field line. Umpires called for a review and ruled the ball foul and Peterson singled. DeGrom retired Jean Segura on a popout.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Breaking the Rules

first_imgThe king of pop art gave the word funk a new meaning as he promoted popular culture in the 80s through his unique art lens. Warhol died in 1987 but his vision of art lives on. He manufactured consent and dissent through his work which he marketed aggressively and glibly,,The king of pop art gave the word funk a new meaning as he promoted popular culture in the 80s through his unique art lens. Warhol died in 1987 but his vision of art lives on. He manufactured consent and dissent through his work which he marketed aggressively and glibly, turning people’s opinion of art on its head.Warhol had a connect with Italian luxury brand Bulgari and now, three decades after his death, the brand unveiled its Wild Pop high jewellery collection in Rome that pays tribute to Warhol and the 80s, a time of excess, extravagance and wickedness. The result is a jewellery collection that is layered and picks motifs from the era to accentuate that moment in time. Bulgari’s creative director Lucia Silvestri has been at the fore of things at the brand for over three decades, sourcing the finest stones and shaping them into masterpieces that defy convention. At the launch of the new collection in Rome, she speaks exclusively to India Today Spice about the brand’s design philosophy, its journey and the Wild Pop high jewellery line. What inspired the latest collection?If you look at La the Fiesta collection we launched in Bali last year, you will see that we had some pop pieces there and as we went along we decided to celebrate the 80s because it was a time when there was maximum creativity in fashion, art, music, and we were very inspired by this. Music with a synthesiser or microphone, happy leaves (marijuana), Madonna, musical notes, Joan Collins, lighting etc, many of those motifs have been used in our Wild Pop high jewellery collection. In fact, Happy Leaves in white gold with diamonds and emeralds was inspired by the film Desperately Seeking Susan, when Madonna shares a joint with a friend.advertisementWhere do you source the stones from?The list is endless and ranges from Burma, Sri Lanka, to Kashmir, Tanzania, Madagascar, India and other places as well. I love sourcing precious stones from all these locations and Jaipur is the origin for many precious stones as I work very closely with the cutters there who are so fantastic at what they do. I love being in India and finding the next precious stone for my collection. It is a very international collection since gems are from everywhere. My first source of inspiration is Rome and then every trip I undertake gives me something new to think about. India is a big inspiration but Japan excites me as well and like that there are numerous others that fascinate me. BLING FLING: Much of the collection is inspired by the music of the 80s, like this bracelet sporting microphones using diamonds and precious stonesDo you set trends?We follow trends and markets but also follow our DNA which says that we have to improve our creativity and be daring and perfect so we won’t be hemmed in. We like to be futuristic and are a global Italian brand. Bulgari is all about breaking the rules.Would you say you are design disruptors?We have been design disruptors from the beginning, using hard stones and precious stones together and creating fun designs for expensive high jewellery pieces. We love disrupting creativity as you can see from the current collectionWhich pieces do you like best and which ones were the hardest to make?I love the flamingos necklace which is Joan Collins all the way and I love the spring necklace which is fantastic and is inspired by a bracelet drawn by Andy Warhol and is a stunning work of rubies and diamonds. The hardest was the Play it Again series of a necklace and earrings that reproduces vinyl LPs and their players. This was made with the onyx because it is so sophisticated and needed a high level of craftsmanship. It has different layers and we used a 5-carat rose cut diamond with engraved onyx. The interesting bit is that it all moves and is very fluid.The design of the jewels is simple and fluid. Was this deliberate?I am a woman and want to wear something that needs to be pleasurable and easy on the skin, and should be versatile so it can go from day to night. It needs to be fluid so I tried on every piece to see how it works for women who will eventually wear it.Photographs by Bandeep Singhlast_img read more

India vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar gets down to perfecting yorkers in Bumrah’s absence

first_imgJasprit Bumrah is India’s resident yorker specialist but in absence of Gujarat speedster, the team management has entrusted his new ball partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar to fire in the toe-crushers at the Australian batsmen.Buvneshwar was seen bowling in the nets keeping a shoe at the base of the stumps in order to perfect his yorker ahead of theThe UP seamer, who rarely bowls yorker like Bumrah, is trying to add the delivery in his repertoire in order to avoid getting hit in the slog overs.”The skills (required to bowl yorkers) are also different. I was practising bowling yorkers at the shoes, and I was practising for the end (slog) overs to take wickets or block some runs. This (keeping shoes on the pitch) is something that I have been doing for some time,” Bhuvneshwar told mediapersons on the eve of the second ODI.The seamer said that he wasn’t practising yorkers as he wasn’t playing Test matches and also because the delivery is rarely used in longest format. “I didn’t practice that for almost a month now because in Tests, we hardly needed that. And I didn’t play a match. Going into an ODI or T20I series, you need that (yorker) thing. So I was practising that,” he said.The yorker becomes all the more necessary in the death as ‘blockhole’ deliveries or slower ones work with old balls (two new balls being used in ODIs).”The skills needed are totally different (with new and old balls). You are trying to swing the new-ball and take wickets. With the old ball, you are looking to bowl yorkers or slower balls. But they are both difficult.advertisement”When you are bowling with a new-ball, there are only two fielders outside the circle. With the old-ball, batsmen don’t care how many guys are outside the circle.”Also Read | India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit the nets as India prepare for Adelaide ODIAlso Read | Virat Kohli obliges fans with autographs and selfies at Adelaide. What about MS Dhoni?last_img read more

World Cup 2019: We were chasing too many runs, Alex Carey defends Australia batsmen

first_imgAustralia have the depth in their batting to chase a big total but it proved “a few too many runs” in the end against India, said Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey.Chasing a massive target of 353, Australia fell short by 36 runs after being dismissed for 316, despite fifties by David Warner (56), Steve Smith (69) and Carey (55 not out).It was an unusually slow innings from opener Warner as he took 84 balls for his knock.”We still backed the players out in the middle to get us there. If they’ve faced a few balls they have a better understanding of the situation. The deeper we take it, we trust our batters to soak up a few balls. They’ve done it in the past,” Carey said.”There are so many options but we trust the batters we have. We had a good shake at it but we were just chasing a few too many runs in the end.”Australia needed 115 runs from the last 10 over and Carey, who came to bat at no. 7, said he still had hopes of chasing the total.”There was a job to do to go at 12 runs an over for the best part of 10 or 15 overs. It was more the state of the game that dictated the way I played. With guys like (Glenn) Maxwell and (Nathan) Coulter-Nile we still back ourselves to go out and do that. We lost a few wickets against a really good attack,” he said.”Bumrah and Kumar are really good finishers and unfortunately we fell short and didn’t have that set batter like India did. Shikhar (Dhawan) played really well and the stats say if you get 120 you will win most games.advertisement”It would have been nice to have one of our players in the top five who had 40 or 50 to go on and make a big score and win the game for us,” said Carey.Also Read | South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2019 Match 15: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sAlso Read | South Africa vs West Indies Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019: Cottrell removes AmlaAlso Seelast_img read more

Road to Red Deer Begins at Team Nova Scotia Pep Rally

first_img Twitter, @teamnovascotia Facebook, facebook.com/teamns Instagram, @teamnovascotia Flickr, Team Nova Scotia 2019, and Snapchat, teamnovascotia (special filters available for pep rally and Winter Games) Sponsors and partners of Team Nova Scotia include the Government of Nova Scotia, Sport Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corp., Atlantic Lottery Corp. and Karbon Sports. For more information on the 2019 Canada Winter Games, visit http://www.canadagames.ca/2019 . Team Nova Scotia athletes have been training their whole lives for this moment. The skates are sharpened, the skis are waxed and the best young athletes in the province are ready for the upcoming Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Nova Scotians are invited to see Team Nova Scotia off in style at a pep rally hosted by Bruce Rainnie, CEO of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. in the Kenneth C. Rowe Hall, Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd., Halifax. Team Nova Scotia is sending about 300 athletes, coaches and managers from across the province to the 2019 games, Feb. 15 to March 3. “Wheelchair basketball is a really awesome sport to play! It is a fast paced, strategic game and it is an integrated sport, which makes it unique,” said Dee Osmond, Halifax, a member of Team Nova Scotia’s wheelchair basketball team. “The pep rally will be an opportunity for us to share our pride of representing the province of Nova Scotia before we depart for the games.” At the pep rally, Team Nova Scotia will also unveil uniforms and name the opening ceremony flagbearer. “Team Nova Scotia athletes have worked hard for many years to prepare and to be the best they can be at their sport,” said Nova Scotia Chef de mission Cathy Burton. “Their passion, hard work and dedication will be showcased in Red Deer and we hope all Nova Scotians will be back home, cheering them on.” The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter. Nova Scotia has previously hosted the Canada Games in Halifax/Dartmouth (Summer 1969), Cape Breton (Winter 1987) and Halifax (Winter 2011). The games are key in developing the country’s young athletes, producing the next generation of national, international and Olympic champions. The 2019 Canada Games will see up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches compete in 19 sports. Nova Scotians can find more information about Team Nova Scotia and its athletes at http://www.teamnovascotia.ca . They can also follow Team Nova Scotia on social media:last_img read more

DGCA suspends 2 SpiceJet pilots for a year for overshooting Mumbai runway

first_imgNew Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday suspended two SpiceJet pilots for a year as their B737 aircraft made a late touchdown at the Mumbai airport overshooting the runway on July 2, sources said. “The DGCA found that SpiceJet’s Coimbatore-Mumbai flight, which was being flown by the two pilots — Captain Karun Gujral and Captain Arpit Gandhi — on July 2, touched down approximately 4,462 feet from the runway threshold. This led to runway overrun,” one of the sources told PTI. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The runway threshold area is the point from where the runway begins. “The B737 aircraft flown by these two pilots was floating for a long time before touchdown, the DGCA found in its investigation,” the source added. Both the pilots were issued show-cause notices on July 4 and they were asked to give a reply within 15 days by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the sources said. “Their replies were not found to be satisfactory. As a result, this action has been taken by the DGCA,” the source said. Both the pilots have been suspended for a period of one year from the date of the incident, the sources said.last_img read more

Seychelles receives two patrol vessels from Sri Lanka

The donations of the two boats followed a request by the President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, during a bilateral discussion held with his Sri Lankan counterpart, President Maithripala Sirisena, in a state visit to Seychelles in October last year. Diplomatic ties between the two countries were in October 1988. Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, has a vast Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million square kilometres, which presents a challenge when it comes to the monitoring of illegal activities.Meriton added that the “donation of these new wave rider boats to the Seychelles Coast Guard demonstrates yet again the willingness of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to hold fast with Seychelles in our efforts to safeguard our territorial waters.” Further areas for cooperation were also discussed namely tourism, fisheries and the environment. (Colombo Gazette) Seychelles has received two patrol vessels from Sri Lanka which will be used by the island nation’s coast guard for maritime surveillance, the Seychelles News Agency reported.The official handing over of the two wave rider inshore patrol crafts took place on Friday during the two-day official visit of Vice-President Vincent Meriton to Sri Lanka, the news agency quoted the Seychelles Nation newspaper as saying. On the second day of his visit to Sri Lanka, Meriton visited the Colombo harbour where a team from the Seychelles Coast Guard were following a three-week intensive training on how to operate the vessels.Sri Lanka is already assisting Seychelles in maritime training through an agreement signed with the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) in August 2013.  Last year, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal for a memorandum of understanding between the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration and CINEC which will recognise and approve the navigation and engineering cadet training programmes and associated ancillary programmes offered by the college.During his two-day visit, Vice-President Meriton held talks with the President of Sri Lanka in which both parties highlighted the excellent ties of friendship and solidarity that binds the two countries. Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Meriton was quoted by the Seychelles Nation as saying: “Today, we are reminded of the importance that our sister island attaches to the specific needs of Seychelles in the protection and management of our Exclusive Economic Zone.” read more

Peloton plans to raise up to 13B in IPO

NEW YORK — The connected exercise machine company Peloton plans to raise as much as $1.3 billion in an initial public offering of stock.The New York company, known for its stationary bikes that allow users to stream workouts live or on-demand, says it plans to offer 40 million shares. Underwriters will have a 30-day option to buy up to an additional 6 million shares. The stock is expected to be priced in a range of $26 to $29 per share.Users pay thousands of dollars for Peloton machines and about $40 per month for a subscription. The company also makes high end treadmills that cost more than $4,000.Peloton Interactive Inc., founded in 2012, will list on the Nasdaq under the “PTON” ticker symbol.The Associated Press

Refugee outflows resulting from Nigeria crisis spreading to Cameroon – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that the ongoing crisis in north-eastern Nigeria is continuing to send people fleeing to Niger and now to Cameroon amid the insecurity resulting from confrontations between the army and insurgents. The Nigerian Government imposed a state of emergency on the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in the north-east of the country in May. In recent weeks, anti-insurgent operations and general insecurity have uprooted thousands of people, with more than 6,000 already having fled to Niger for safety.A team from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that visited the area along Cameroon’s border with Nigeria reported the presence of over 3,000 Nigerians. “Crossings of Nigerians into Cameroon began a week ago, with people telling us they had fled a confrontation between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram insurgents some 10 kilometres from the border,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva.“Most of those who have arrived so far are women and children,” he added. “They are being hosted in churches and schools, and relying on food from the churches and local population. “We are working with the authorities to relocate the refugees to safer places away from the border.”Meanwhile, the agency has sent aid by trucks from Niamey, Niger’s capital, to the south-eastern Diffa region, where the over 6,000 people that arrived in recent weeks are currently staying. Mats, blankets, jerry cans, soaps, buckets, mosquito nets and kitchen items have been pre-positioned in Diffa, Bosso, Kablewa and Menesewa and will be distributed to both Nigerian refugees and Nigerien returnees, Mr. Edwards stated. “People are still arriving in Niger,” he noted. “At the same time, our teams observed that some displaced persons from Nigeria are returning home after a few days in Niger or shuttling between the two countries depending on the security situation in Nigeria,” he added.Mr. Edwards said there have been no further arrivals of Nigerians in Chad beyond the 155 received last week. “There, the border is officially closed,” he noted. read more

Nanny on £360 an hour shook baby to death after she snapped

first_imgA Nanny who was paid £3.60 an hour shook a 10-month old baby boy to death when she “snapped” minutes after his mother left for work, a court heard.Viktoria Tautz, 34, allegedly killed Joshua Paul by using “excessive and dangerous” force when she lost her temper while looking after him at his north London home.Joshua suffered bleeding in the brain and bruising to the spinal cord and died in his parent’s arms at Great Ormond Street Hospital two days later.Tautz, a Hungarian student who was employed through an agency, told police that they had played a game of “horsey” on her knee that morning but he did not fall or show any pain. What am I going to tell his parents?what Viktoria Tautz said on the way to the hospital Prosecutor Zoe Johnson QC said experts had concluded Joshua died “as a result of being shaken or shaking accompanied by some sort of injury to his head”.Ms Johnson told jurors at the Old Bailey that Tautz “excessively and dangerously shook Joshua, that shaking leading to his death.”On that day, for whatever reason, something snapped in the defendant and for a short while she lost her temper with Joshua and assaulted him causing all those injuries.”Joshua was born three months prematurely with two holes in his heart and weighed just 3.7lbs (1.7kg). He needed help with breathing and was fed by a tube in his stomach. 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. Viktoria Tautz Great Ormond Street Joshua suffered three cardiac arrests and it was agreed with his parents that he would be allowed to die. He died in his parents arms at 10.55pm on 1 September.Tautz told police that she played a game of “horsey” with Joshua before putting him in his cot, jurors heard.She claimed that she was in the room doing some sewing when Joshua suddenly burst out crying and his face went red.Tautz said that when she picked him up he went floppy and stopped breathing so she turned Joshua over to pat his back.She confirmed that while Joshua was in her care he did not fall, bang or shake his head. Tautz, of north London, denies one count of manslaughter. The trial continues.center_img The 10-month old boy died at Great Ormond Street HospitalCredit:John Stillwell/PA Viktoria Tautz, a Hungarian student employed through an agencyCredit:Central News At 8.40am on August 29 2014, Joshua’s mother left for work as the boy was “happy and playing” after breakfast. A short time later, a neighbour heard Tautz crying out “help, help, help” and saw Joshua lying unresponsive on the hallway floor, the court heard.Paramedics arrived at around 9.11am. A distraught Tautz travelled with the child to hospital and was heard to say: “What am I going to tell his parents?”At 11:43am, Joshua had a CT scan at North Middlesex Hospital, which revealed he had a bleed on the brain and he was transferred to Great Ormond Street.A further CT scan and an MRI of the head and spine revealed severe swelling, bleeding in the brain and eyes as well as evidence of bruising to the spinal cord. After two months, his parents were allowed to take him home and at the time of his death he was crawling and beginning to pull himself up to stand.Tautz, who had attended courses in childcare and had provided a reference from a previous employer, was paid £3.60 an hour to look after Joshua between 8am and 5.30pm.She kept a diary of her time with the baby boy which showed she loved him and Joshua’s parents had no concerns about her, jurors were told. “The results were all in keeping with a very sick child, but did not provide an explanation for Joshua’s sudden collapse and his brain and spinal injuries,” said Ms Johnson.”The doctors explained that Joshua had suffered a devastating and irrecoverable brain injury from which he would not survive.”last_img read more

Ikers showtime for a win over Zagreb – Minsk smashed Schaffhausen

← Previous Story Lino Cervar: “Vive Kielce is the best Polish club, there must be no technical errors” Next Story → “Vote for the Best 2012”: Over 13.000 votes, Jicha and Gislason keep the lead! Iker Romero (8) was a key player in just average performance of Fuchse Berlin against C.O Zagreb 29:27 (12:13) in the VELUX EHF Champions League Round 5. Zagreb was on the edge of triumph in Germany, but Spanish player who lost NT status when he left F.C Barcelona, Iker scored a few decisive goals in the finish.Dinamo Minsk smashed Kadetten Schaffhausen 33:23 (Atman, Onyfrienko 7 – Stojanović 7).BM Atletico Madrid won in Romania over Constanta 28:23.23 – Constanta: Popescu; Toma (3, 1p), Dragicevic (2), Val (4), Simicu (-), Angelovski (2) y Buricea (3), Stanescu (ps), Humet (5), Stavrositu (-), Sadoveac (-), Cutura (4), Adzic (-), Sabou (-), Csepreghi (-) y Criciotoiu (-).28 – Atlético: Dahl; Roberto García (1), Lazarov (9,2p), Cañellas (2), Markussen (8), Davis (-) y Aginagalde (4), Antonio Díez (ps), Edu Fernández (-), Kallman (-), Ferrer (-), Romero (-), Barachet (-), Jurkiewicz (1), Gojun (-) y Masachs (3,1p). Iker RomeroVelux EHF CL read more

Del Bosque backs Lopetegui to succeed at Real Madrid

Del Bosque backs Lopetegui to succeed at Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed his successor Julen Lopetegui to be a success at Real Madrid following his appointment as the new head coachThe European champions stunned the football world on Tuesday evening by announcing that they had appointed Lopetegu as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season on a three-year deal.The 51-year-old will continue with his duties as the head coach of Spain for the World Cup and will officially begin his new role at the Santiago Bernabeu afterwards.And Del Bosque, who himself used to be in charge of Real, is confident that his compatriot will be up to the task of leading the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am convinced that Lopetegui will do the same role, it will not affect him,” he told Onda Cero, via Goal.Del Bosque, who led Spain to the European and World championships in his time in charge of the national side, is pleased that Real have chosen a Spaniard as their new manager.He added: “I always lean towards the Spanish coaches. I think Lopetegui is ready to train Real Madrid.”Lopetegui will begin his final games in charge for Spain this week with the side set to face their Iberian neighbours Portugal on Friday in their Group B opener.last_img read more

City Women Rock event at San Diego City College

City Women Rock event at San Diego City College

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 8, 2019 City Women Rock event at San Diego City College Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Celebrating women in leadership and their achievements San Diego City College is hosting a City Women Rock Conference Friday.The event is part of City College’s recognition of Women’s History Month and runs from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Saville Theatre.Visitors who attend will get the opportunity to hear and share stories and experiences.For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom March 8, 2019last_img read more

White House deeply troubled by Rohingya crisis

White House deeply troubled by Rohingya crisis

first_imgWhite House. AFP file photoThe White House condemned Monday an upsurge in violence in Myanmar that has sent 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh, saying it was “deeply troubled” by attacks on both sides.“The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in Burma,” said Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, condemning attacks on Burmese military positions and subsequent spasm of deadly ethnically tinged violence.“At least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on (a) Burmese security post on August 25,” without directly accusing the Burmese military of carrying out a crackdown.We “reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence.”The Trump White House had been facing questions about its silence in the face of a crisis that a UN envoy has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”last_img read more

From times immemorial

From times immemorial

first_imgEssaying the philosophy of Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha, a dance and music production titled Shunyata by the Grammy Award winners, the Buddhist Monks of the Sherabling Monastic Seat and the Kathak Maestro, Guru Shovana Narayan with her Asavari repertory is being organised in the Capital.  Emptying oneself of ego, fear of pain, illness, old age and death by implicit acceptance of suffering (dukhasatya) will lead to understanding the cause of suffering (samudayasatya). Such an understanding will help in cessation of suffering (nirodhasatya) that in turn will lead to a luminous mind with consequent attainment of state of inner harmony and ananda (bliss).Set in four acts, the production is a journey through the experiences of Emperor Ashoka, Kisa and the mustard seeds and of Sujata and milk rice. Each of these experiences essay the time immemorial quest and fears that each person goes through and for which answers have to be found by each within himself or herself.When: 30 SeptemberWhere: Kamani Auditoriumlast_img read more

10 Google Maps Tips You Probably Didnt Know

first_imgMay 25, 2015 Admit it: You probably never use a physical map anymore.Instead, there are a bunch of app and online options, making it easier than ever to get where you want to go.One of the most popular is Google Maps, so we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to make you a power user.1. Scope the easiest bike paths on Maps for desktopIf you’re a biker, Google Maps has a sweet elevation feature that will help you better choose between routes by showing you where you’ll hit steep hills.If you bike to work, knowing that you can avoid a doozy of an incline by taking a slightly longer route is incredibly helpful (and a good deterrent of showing up too sweaty). Maps also lists the total number of feet you will have to climb, as well as how far you’ll get to coast downhill.Unfortunately, this feature is currently only available on desktop, not Google’s mobile Maps app.2. Bad at directions? Drop a “pin” to seamlessly share your location with friendsSometimes trying to explain to your friends where you are is a hassle, especially if you don’t know the exact address. Never fear, Google Maps makes it easy. When you’re looking at a map on your phone, you can press down on your location (marked by a little blue dot) on the screen to drop a pin. Then just press that pin and you’ll be able to click “Share” to send the link via text, email, or whatever else you want to use to share your spot with your buddies. 3. Find your way around a city — even without cell service or wi-fiIf you’re going to be traveling in an area where you know you won’t have cell service or wi-fi, you can download segments of maps to use as your guide. Just prep beforehand by finding the area when you do have service, taping the three vertical dots on the corner of the map, and tapping “Save offline map.” That area will be saved under the “Your places” category in the app. Find more detailed step-by-step instructions on how to do it here. 4. Label your ‘home’ and ‘work’ addresses so you’re not always typing in specific numbers and streetsWe wish this was our homeThere’s no place like home, right? Make it easier to make it back by labeling your address — then you’ll only have to type “home” into the search bar. Just swipe right in the Maps app to see your profile, and then tap “Settings,” and then “Edit home or work” to add your street address. 5. Never find yourself needlessly strapped for cash or gasGoogle wouldn’t want you to be short on money or running out of gas. It’s super easy to find the resources you need to prevent those situations by tapping on an empty search bar in the Maps app. Do that and you’ll get a list of helpful options — click on one, like ATMs — to see all the ones nearby. Besides ATMs and gas stations, you can also direct yourself towards florists, post offices, libraries, car washes, copy shops, or hospitals, among other things6. Make sure you don’t miss the last trainLet’s say it’s Saturday night and you took the train into the city. Eventually, you need to get home, but you want to suck as much fun out of the evening as possible. Luckily, Google makes it super easy to check what time the last train leaves.Simply type in your destination (in this case: home), press the train / bus transportation option, and then press the graph icon on the left side right under your destination. You’ll then be able to select an arrival time, departure time, or “Last” which will show you exactly when you have to high-tail it away from the party so you don’t get stranded. 7. Keep a visual log of all the place you’ve beenIt’s kind of cool to be able to look at your Maps history and see all the ways you’ve zig-zagged around. If you’ve enabled location reporting and location history on your phone, Google Maps will keep track of all the places you’ve visited (here’s how to turn those settings on or off).Once you’ve turned those on, you can check out your location history here. Don’t want Google to know where you’ve been? You can delete your Maps history here.8. Get away with hazily worded searchesWant lunch but don’t know exactly where? Or plan to go shoe-shopping after work, but not sure of your options?You can search with vague language like “Shoe stores near Union Square” or “Restaurants near me” or “Hookah bars near work” and Google will show you a helpful list of options. 9. Never forget that amazing bar you stumbled into Saturday night. (Or that hole-in-the-wall burrito place! Or anywhere really).Google lets you save spots that you loved via its mobile app. Simply drop a pin (again, by holding down any spot on the map) and then press the bottom bar on your screen. The window will now show information about that place, as well as a star icon with the word “Save.” Press it. You can access all your saved places by swiping right to see your profile, tapping “My Places,” and scrolling through the list of starred locations. 10. Clutching a full coffee in one hand and your phone in the other? No problem. Zoom in on maps with a few quick taps.If you want to zoom in or out on the map with one hand, there’s a trick.Touch a spot on the map, and then immediately touch it again. Without removing your finger, drag down to zoom in and drag up to zoom out.  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Andrea Marra running to become New Yorks first trans elected official

Andrea Marra running to become New Yorks first trans elected official

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Andrea Marra, an activist and transgender New Yorker, announced today (6 February) her candidacy for the New York State Senate. She’s running for District 13, representing the borough Queens and neighborhoods like Astoria and Jackson Heights. Per the press release GSN obtained, 60% of residents identify as immigrants and there’s also a vibrant LGBTQ community.In the race, she’s challenging Democrat incumbent José Peralta. He’s a member of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of Democrats who support Republican leadership in the Senate.Marra describes Peralta as a ‘turncoat’.‘We need new, honest leadership to protect and expand affordable housing; modernize the broken MTA; deliver the funding our schools need and deserve; and invest in New York’s overburdened public hospitals, including Elmhurst Hospital,’ she stated.‘Why I call Queens home’Marra’s parents adopted her from South Korea. She grew up in the Capital Region of New York.After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City to intern for an LGBTQ organization. Then she attended Pace University. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Marra has her sights set on big goals. | Photo: Provided Her career in activism has included being a senior media strategist at GLAAD and working on public relations for GLSEN.The primary is on 11 September and if she ultimately wins, she’ll be the first transgender elected official in the state. She will also be the first Asian American elected to the New York State Senate.‘The authenticity and experiences of the people who reside in our community are daily reminders of why I call Queens home,’ she said.Marra moved to Queens in 2009.‘In this dangerous Trump era, Queens needs a driven and experienced state senator who will work alongside the community to improve our quality of life and ensure New York truly becomes a progressive and Democratic state. As my campaign advances I look forward to meeting more of my neighbors, listening to their specific concerns and engaging a network of donors excited to support my candidacy.’She joins several other LGBTQ candidates running this year.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Caitlyn Jenner considering running for office in the American senateAustralian state may stop religious schools from anti-gay discriminationPeople are so excited that the first trans woman of colour has won a US electionRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/andrea-marra-new-york-first-trans-elected-official/last_img read more

Put your WordPress skills to work with an LGBTI media company

Put your WordPress skills to work with an LGBTI media company

first_imgThis is a full-time position in our London office. The salary will depend on experience. Gay Star News is also open to supporting the successful candidate in seeking training courses.Our office environment is a fun, creative workplace where our people are valued as our most important asset. You will be given every opportunity to make a difference to your career and the LGBTI+ community around the world.If you’re interested in knowing more, email [email protected] to discuss the position.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Here at Gay Star News we create content for the global LGBTI+ community, and our WordPress site for both desktop and mobile is one of our key platforms for publishing and distribution.Some of the essential skills you will need to be proficient with are HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. These will be integral to your main workload.However, this role is multi-faceted and it would of great benefit to have a general knowledge of IT support, good people skills working closely with colleagues across the company, be able to manage expectations, and be able to produce project schedules with achievable deadlines. An opportunity for a Word Press developer | RawPixel, Karolina / Kaboompics eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Pret a Manger wifi banned you from going on LGBTI news websitesYou could win thousands to have your own Pride float design come to lifeThis Christian group that ‘loves’ LGBTI people may have ulterior motivesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/put-your-wordpress-skills-to-work-with-an-lgbti-media-company/ Do you enjoy getting into the nuts and bolts of a WordPress site, and you’ve got an eye for design and UX? Then the team at Gay Star News has an opportunity for you to help build engagement with our worldwide audience.last_img read more

Senate halts for emotional salute to Charleston victims

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting back tears, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday led an emotional Senate salute to the nine churchgoers slain in a Charleston shooting last week and the families who almost immediately forgave the suspect.“What we saw from the nine families at last Friday’s bond hearing was simple, was powerful, and absolutely the best of who we are as Americans,” Scott told the Senate, pausing at one point to gather his composure. “We are absolutely united, and we are committed to replacing hate with love, pain with kindness and ill will and hostility with goodwill and comfort.” Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Check your body, save your life Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober With most members of the Senate gathered around him, Scott asked for nine seconds of silence to honor those slain. When he was through speaking, senators lined up to hug him.“We are Charleston. We are South Carolina. And, we are absolutely united,” Scott said.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., then stood and said the families’ response to the alleged gunman was a level of “love and understanding that can only come from some higher authority.”“I don’t have that within me,” Graham added. “I wish we could muster that kind of love for each other, just a little bit. What would America be like?”It was a rare display of emotion in the Senate, which unanimously approved a resolution condemning the slayings.Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was charged in the slayings of nine members of a Bible study group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Authorities say the gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting June 17 before opening fire and killing six women and three men.At Roof’s bond hearing, family members said they forgave him and were praying for his soul.___Follow Laurie Kellman on Twitter http://twitter.com/APLaurieKellman New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more