H.P. schoolteacher dismissed on sexual harassment charges

first_imgTaking strong action in the case of sexual harassment of Class VI girl students of a government middle school in Shimla, the Elementary Education Department has dismissed the accused Physical Education teacher from government service.The teacher was found to be indulging in such activities and sexually harassing girl students for some time. He failed to improve his conduct despite repeated warnings. His action was found to be in violation of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, said a spokesman.The police registered an FIR against the accused under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 9 F of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.last_img read more

Chicks see numbers like we do

first_imgHumans and fuzzy newborn chicks have something in common—we tend to imagine numbers increasing from left to right. Although chicks can’t count in the same sense that humans can, they can distinguish between smaller and larger numbers of objects. Now, scientists have shown that chicks favor smaller numbers on the left and larger numbers on the right by noting how they choose between two cards with squares printed on them. Scientists trained the chicks by familiarizing them with a card with five squares and tempting them with a delicious mealworm hidden behind it. Later, when presented with a pair of identical cards, each with two squares—a smaller number than they had been trained with—the chicks usually searched for food behind the one on the left. When the test was repeated with two cards showing eight squares, they favored the card on the right, the team reports online today in Science. The similarity between chicks and humans suggests that humans’ “mental number line” is likewise innate, yet there is still a cultural component, as the left-right tendency can vary based upon language. Arabic speakers, who write from right to left, may have the opposite orientation, for example. The researchers suggest that the preferred direction of the number line could originate in brain asymmetries that are common to birds and humans. So your mental number map may be the result of being a birdbrain.last_img read more

Taking a set from Thais fans hope of PH volleybelles

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiefer fuels NLEX victory Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—Philippine team standouts Majoy Baron and Eya Laure said winning a set against Thailand is like winning the match already.But both players, who were two of the bright spots in Saturday’s 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20 loss to Thailand in the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix here, agreed that the team has a lot to build on after taking a set from the regional powerhouse, which played their top standouts.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “When we won the set we were jumping for joy like we won the match. Because it was the key players of Thailand out there and not the bench players,” said the 24-year-old Baron.“That means that with a longer preparation, we can make it,” added Baron, who was with Laure on the floor during the set win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The big crowd at Terminal 21 Mall fell silent as the Philippines took control of the third set.“We really practiced [for this game],” said Laure, who is the youngest team member at 20. “We worked on our service receives and blocking.” But the most important thing that Laure saw was “we now have teamwork. Our training camp in Bangkok is paying off.”The Philippines suffered its second straight loss after dropping a five-setter to Indonesia. It will gun for a victory against Vietnam on Sunday.Thai coach Danai Sriwacharamaytakul was seen berating the players on the bench after losing a set to the Filipino squad.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Wrestler Sakshi Malik to get Rs 2.5 crore from Haryana government

first_imgWrestler Sakshi Malik will get a reward of Rs 2.5 crore from the Haryana government for her bronze medal winning feat which got India its first medal in the Rio Olympics.Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij, who is in Rio and witnessed the bronze medal match, congratulated Sakshi for winning the country its first medal.Vij said that the Haryana government would honour Sakshi Malik with a cash award of Rs 2.5 crore as per its sports policy. (RIO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)Sakshi is also likely to be offered a job by the state government.”She has made the state and country proud. I hope that other sportspersons of the state would also prove their mettle in the coming events by winning medals,” Vij said on Thursday. (Also read: Rio 2016 medallist Sakshi Malik took up sports because she wanted to fly in an airplane)Sakshi emerged as the first Indian woman wrestler to bag an Olympic medal by clinching bronze in the 58-kg category of Women’s Freestyle Wrestling.The gritty wrestler is from Haryana’s Rohtak district.last_img read more

IOWANS BID FAREWELL TO GOVERNOR ROBERT RAY

first_imgFormer Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray was remembered at his funeral as a public servant and humanitarian.Family, friends and Iowa leaders gathered Friday for Ray’s funeral at the First Christian Church in Des Moines.Ken Quinn, a former aide to Governor Ray, spoke of Ray’s work in welcoming refugees from Southeast Asia to Iowa.Quinn accompanied Ray to a refugee camp on Thailand’s border.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/RRAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………miles away. ;20Scott Raecker, a family friend who is director of the Ray Center at Drake University, delivered one of three eulogies.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/RRAY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..family and friends. :22The service ended with the congregation applauding the organist’s rendition of Ray’s campaign theme song: “Step to the Rear and Let a Winner Lead the Way.”Ray died Sunday at age 89. He served five terms as Iowa’s governor from 1969 to 1983.Ray will be buried at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Photos courtesy Drake University———————last_img read more

10 months agoFulham join Premier League scamble for Marseille winger Clinton N’Jie

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham join Premier League scamble for Marseille winger Clinton N’Jieby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille winger Clinton N’Jie has been offered a return to England.The Mirror says N’Jie is a target for Fulham and Newcastle.The Whites have joined the chase for the pace-merchant but relegation rivals Burnley and Cardiff are both also interested.The 25-year-old was set to join Sporting CP on loan last summer before the move fell through. N’Jie had an ill-fated two seasons with Spurs before returning to OM last summer. last_img read more

Crown Attorney Appointed in Liverpool

first_imgSharon Goodwin has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Liverpool office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, Sept. 10, by Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions. “I am very pleased to have Ms. Goodwin join our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. “Her experience in criminal law will be an asset to the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service.” A native of Port Hastings, Inverness Co., Ms. Goodwin graduated in 2003 from Dalhousie University with a bachelor of science with an advanced major in biology. She graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2006. Ms. Goodwin articled with Creighton Shatford and Drysdale in Amherst and was admitted to the Nova Scotia bar in 2007. She was appointed an associate with the firm in 2007. In 2009, Ms. Goodwin joined the Antigonish office of Nova Scotia Legal Aid as a staff lawyer. Her practice included criminal, family and poverty law.last_img read more

Dharmendra Ujjwala Man who helped BJP make inroads in Patnaiks citadel

first_imgNew Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Almost two decades back when he was a little-known figure and was contesting his maiden MLA election, his party’s poll ally and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik saw in him a potential threat. A threat that did come true when Dharmendra Pradhan helped build a groundswell for BJP that broke into Patnaik’s citadel in 2019.Son of former union minister of state for surface transport, Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra steered Modi government’s biggest social initiative of providing free cooking gas (LPG) connection to poor women that helped build a base for the party in the rural hinterland. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCWhile he micromanaged implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawla Yojana to see LPG customer base more than double to 26 crore in just five years, he kept Odisha central to his political priorities and virtually drove many a project in the oil ministry he headed to the state. A tough taskmaster, Pradhan was picked to head the high-stake Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas when Prime Minister Modi first rode to power in 2014. He overhauled controversy-riddled oil and gas sector but kept touring his home state virtually every week during the last five years, building a base for the BJP. This paid off when BJP clinched 8 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, up from just one in 2014. BJP also improved its tally in the state assembly to 23 from 10 previously. Back in 2000, Patnaik’s BJD contested assembly elections in alliance with the BJP. Pradhan won from Pallahara seat, news that Patnaik reportedly greeted with, ‘Oh! I’ve got a problem’. Pradhan was little known then and was just an activist of the BJP’s student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), and a former student union leader of Utkal University.last_img read more

4yearold killed in wall collapse

first_imgKolkata: A four-year-old boy was killed after a portion of a building wall collapsed at Nonadanga in Anandapur around 10:30 am on Wednesday.According to police, on Wednesday, Hindustan Construction Company was demolishing some constructions on a land owned by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. An earthmover was engaged for the job. While razing the constructions, it accidentally hit a wall of hut, which belonged to a labourer. The wall immediately collapsed. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAt that time, two children from adjacent Bhai Bhai Colony were playing beside the wall. Seeing the wall coming down, one of the then managed to get to a safe distance but the other kid could not run to safety and he was killed due to the wall collapse. The other boy, who could save his life, immediately informed local residents who ran to the site and recovered the boy from under the debris. He was rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Local residents started protesting gathering around the construction site as soon as the news reached them. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersPolice personnel from Anandapur police station reached the construction site and tried to bring the situation under control. The angry mob vandalised the earthmover. It is alleged that police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the violent mob to clear the area. However, the police denied the allegation that they resorted to lathi-charge to restore normality. Later, the police arrested the driver of earthmover and seized it. Following the arrest, local residents called off their agitation. In another incident, a man fell down from the third floor of a four-storied building on Rahim Ostagar Road on Wednesday. The person identified as Rabi Naskar (32) was a plumber. On Tuesday night, he was working on a pipeline of a building and somehow he lost control and fell down. Naskar was rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where he was declared brought dead.last_img read more

Stars Come Out For 4th Annual Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival

first_imgThe 4th Annual Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for young people held their much-anticipated opening reception at the Fairmont Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica on Wednesday 20th February.Held to showcase the collaborative work of young filmmakers in Los Angeles and from Northern Ireland, a pre-party Q&A kicked off the evening’s events with Irish celebrity guests Samantha Mumba, Julian Sands and six-time Academy Award nominee Jim Sheridan in the Bungalows at the Fairmont Hotel. Other celebrity guests to walk the red carpet included Briana Evigan star of ‘Step Up 2’, actress Melia Kreiling, Rowly Dennis from ‘Jane by Design’, actresses April Billingsily and Valyn Hall, Irish Actress Caroline Morahan, Jay Harrington star of ‘Better Off Ted’ and more.Hosted by UK Television Personality Ross King, the evening then progressed into the Wedgewood Room for an inspirational perfomance by this year’s Cinemagic participants. As an ambassador for the award-winning charity, Pierce Brosnan recorded a special message for the event and donated his personal artwork for auction in support of the charity, helping to motivate and educate young people through the medium of film.Wednesday’s Opening Reception marked the start of the 2013 week-long festivities including workshops, tours and presentations by a number of film organizations including Disney, Nickelodeon, Variety, Fox, Warner Brothers, HBO, UCLA, NYFA and many more.Find out more here.last_img read more

Michael Kors Teams Up With Bette Midlers NYRP To Beautify Brooklyn Park

first_imgNew York Restoration Project (NYRP), the Bette Midler-founded non-profit that has spent over two decades transforming open spaces in New York’s under-resourced communities, has teamed up with longtime supporter and board member, Michael Kors, to design the first ever solar-powered community garden in New York City.Martha Hunt and Michael KorsCredit/Copyright: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for New York Restoration ProjectLocated in Brooklyn, the NYRP-developed Essex Street Community Garden was brought to life yesterday when the renowned fashion designer and his team rolled up their sleeves to plant, paint and beautify the space. Kors and his staff were also joined by Martha Hunt and Freja Beha Erichsen. Level Solar donated the solar panels, engineering and installation expertise to complete the project on the park’s covered canopy.“I’ve always been a big believer in bringing a little nature to the city,” said Michael Kors. “NYRP has created a fabulous ecosystem that not only creates a safe, green space in this urban neighborhood but also lets people get their hands dirty and make a difference in their community. There’s nothing better than spending a beautiful day making something beautiful.”“Because of the generosity of our trustee Michael Kors, we created a nationally unique, 21st century community garden for the East New York, Brooklyn neighborhood,” said Deborah Marton, New York Restoration Project Executive Director. “With the help of our partners at Level Solar, we installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of our shade pavilion that take the Essex Street Community garden off the grid, providing power for a family movie night or to charge a phone if there’s a power outage.”This will be the first time a community garden in NYC’s five boroughs has been 100% solar powered. When the park opens later this summer there will be charging stations, Wi-Fi, solar powered security lights, and electricity for all public events and activities taking place in the gardens for the local community.Richard Keiser, CEO of Level Solar said, “We are honored and excited to partner with Michael Kors and NYRP on this important community project. Bringing clean energy to the Essex Street Community Garden is a great example of how solar energy can benefit New York City residents of all income levels, and the broader New York community.”Up next, NYRP will be hosting its annual Spring Picnic on Monday, June 19th. Bette Midler and friends will celebrate on the banks of beautiful Sherman Creek Park for this year’s soiree. The site is the future home to NYC’s only science focused Education Pavilion. There will be dinner, dancing and fabulous food. Click here for details!More information can be found by visiting NYRP.org.last_img read more

Ryan Reynolds responds to critic over MakeaWish kids visiting Deadpool set

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter Ryan Reynolds has hit back at an online troll who criticized him for inviting sick children to the set of the Deadpool sequel.The actor met with the kids as part of the Make-a-Wish programme, and took to Instagram to share his experiences with his young fans.“One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass (Deadpool) is welcoming @makeawishamerica and @childrenswishfoundation onto set,” he wrote on Monday. “Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions).”Following his post, one social media follower made a point of the fact criticised Ryan’s film is R-rated, and therefore inappropriate for children under 17 to watch.“Guys Deadpool is (a) R rated movie and those kids are watching it… I think something is wrong here,” the fan wrote.Reynolds has now hit back, writing: “Yup. Deadpool is Rated R. If my kid went through a fraction of the s–t these kids deal with daily, I think they can watch whatever they like. That’s just my .02 cents.”It is unclear when the set visit took place, but Ryan wrapped filming on the sequel last year. The film, which also stars Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin, is set to hit theatres on 18 May. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Longtime Burnaby resident says Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ridiculous

first_imgTina House APTN NewsA small group of concerned citizens opposing Kinder Morgan’s expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline gathered outside a Burnaby hotel as the National Energy Board (NEB) began three days of hearings on the project.Elsie Dean, 93, has been living in Burnaby for 40 years and doesn’t want to see Kinder Morgan’s tank farm there expanded to support the pipeline project.“It’s ridiculous if you know about how small Burnaby inlet is and all the bridges and all the industrial traffic that’s going on there,” said Dean.The NEB is schedule to hear from nearby homeowners and Burnaby city council at the hearings.John Clark didn’t get an invite to speak at the hearings even though he lives 300 metres from the tank farm.Clark said the NEB is basically an unelected quasi-judicial body with a lot of power to make decisions “on constitutional issues and they’ve been allowed to run roughshod and were given that power by the Harper government.”Burnaby and Vancouver have expressed its disapproval of the project because of the environmental risks, that was approved the Justin Trudeau government near the end of 2016.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

Haiti armed gangs surrender more weapons following UNbacked crackdown on crime

In recent days the armed gang leader in the Bélékou quarter, Amaral Duclona, handed over to the National Disarmament, Dismantlement and Reintegration Commission 16 automatic weapons and 2,000 cartridges of all calibres, while Claude Jeune, a member of the gang led by the notorious Evens Jeune, who was himself captured earlier this month, surrendered nine automatic weapons and munitions. Just this Monday the armed group close to Jean Edy, alias Blade, in the Brooklyn quarter handed over 13 powerful weapons and 1,000 cartridges, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said in its latest update on the months-long security sweeps in which hundreds of UN peacekeepers teamed up with Haitian National Police (PNH). “MINUSTAH operations in cooperation with the PNH are going to continue in high-risk areas,” Commission president Alix Fils-Aimé said, praising the mission’s role. Meanwhile MINUSTAH, set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile, is continuing its efforts to reinforce state institutions by promoting decentralization and better management of local finances, now that mayors are elected. “In concert with the Haitian Government, MINUSTAH intends to accompany and support the new mayors in accomplishing their tasks,” the head of the mission’ Civil Affairs Section’s Unit of Institutional Support, Marc Plum, said of training sessions organized in the run-up to municipal elections, attended by 14,000 civilians and 1,000 candidates of the past year. The mission is helping the Finance and Interior Ministries train some 60 financial controllers to assist the new municipal administrations in better managing their budgets. “We will also work together with the Finance and Interior Ministries on ways to generate new local sources of revenue for the new municipalities to allow them to put in place better services adapted to the needs of their constituents,” Mr. Plum said. 22 March 2007Some of the most notorious armed gangs in Haiti are handing over their weapons following a United Nations-backed crackdown on crime in one of the violence-ridden country’s most dangerous areas which they had terrorized for years, the Cité Soleil neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince, the capital. read more