RSS to share sages wisdom on childbearing

first_imgArogya Bharati, the health and family welfare wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the city will host a workshop on how to have “a good child.” The two-day workshop, titled ‘Garbha Sanskar and Dampati Samikshan’ (Reforms in childbearing and counselling of couples) will be held in early May at Ekal Bhawan, the south Kolkata office of the organisation, an Arogya Bharati invite sent on an instant messaging group, said. A ‘traditional childbearing and infertility expert’ from Jamnagar in Gujarat will participate in the workshop. Speaking to The Hindu, Secretary of the Kolkata chapter of Arogya Bharati, Joyshree Rakshit said the initiative was aimed at “raising awareness in Bengal about the traditional wisdom of ancient Hindu sages on the ways of bearing an ideal and good child.”“Everything is now controlled by the doctors in the big hospitals and thus people are suffering,” Ms Rakshit said.However, a senior RSS official said the workshop was intended to “increase awareness about the demographic imbalance between the majority and minority community in Bengal.”The workshop invite, with Arogya Bharati’s logo — the Swastika — compared childbearing to maintaining a garden. “Weeds can easily grow in a garden if [the garden] is not properly nurtured, but well-planned nurturing is required for growing beautiful flowers. Similarly proper planning and nurturing is required to bear a good child,” the invitation said.last_img read more

Phils Rough Up Colon, Mets, 7-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Marlon Byrd enjoyed his birthday so much that he wants to celebrate it again.Byrd homered against his former team on the day he turned 37, Ryan Howard drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 Aug. 30.“I’m going to stay 36 for a while. Can I do that?” Byrd said after setting a career high with his 25th homer of the season. “Move to another country and come back with a different name.”While many of Philadelphia’s veterans would probably love to reverse the aging process, the Phillies certainly looked young again — at least for one night.Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to win his third straight decision since joining the last-place Phillies, who won for the seventh time in nine games. They batted around in the sixth, scoring five runs off Bartolo Colon on seven hits — all singles.“I didn’t do anything different,” Colon said through a translator. “I made the adjustments and made some good pitches, but they still put it in play.”Ben Revere, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley singled to start the outburst, loading the bases for Howard. The big slugger lined yet another single to right field, driving in two for a 3-0 lead.One out later, Domonic Brown and Carlos Ruiz added RBI singles to chase Colon.Cody Asche greeted Buddy Carlyle with another run-scoring single before Philadelphia was finally retired in a half-inning that took just short of 20 minutes.It has not been an easy couple of weeks for Colon (12-11), who left the Mets twice recently, the first time to be by his ailing mother’s side and the second to attend her funeral in the Dominican Republic.Still the subject of trade speculation, Colon gave up Byrd’s leadoff homer into the Phillies’ bullpen in the fifth. He appeared to tire in the sixth, and lost for the first time in four starts against the Phillies this season.“I just think we had some better looks at him,” Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg said. “I would imagine the guys made some adjustments from the other games that he pitched against us.”Philadelphia banged out 12 hits to back another solid performance from Williams (3-0), who gave up two runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Facing the Mets for the first time since 2007 with Washington, the 32-year-old journeyman from Hawaii was virtually untouchable for the first six innings.Williams, who is 5-5 overall this year, has enjoyed a resurgence since he was picked up off waivers from Texas this month. Pitching for his third team this season, the right-hander has a 2.03 ERA in four starts with the Phillies.In fact, he hasn’t felt this good as a starter since his rookie year in 2003.“Those first two years in San Francisco I felt like I was in a really good groove, and then after that I kind of lost myself,” Williams said. “Now I’m back to where I need to be as myself.”Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera singled in a two-run seventh for his first major league hit. Wilmer Flores had an RBI single, but Antonio Bastardo left the bases loaded by striking out Curtis Granderson.(SCOTT ORGERA)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement In the second photo, Keanu looks totally mythic in a pinstripe suit with the most outrageously exacting peak lapels you will ever even think about in your life. His eyes are hidden behind a sick pair of movie star aviators. He reminds us, gently, that tailoring is the coolest part of wearing clothing as a man.And in the third—the Holy Ghost of the trinity—Keanu’s hair wicks away from his face just so. His leather motorcycle jacket is so perfect your entire soul is at risk of shattering, like a Hollywood ingenue’s heart in a hardboiled detective novel about a DJ who plays it fast and loose. But Keanu is staring right into your eyes, saying, “It’s okay, I know this jacket is special” (and so are you???). It’s like Keanu understands our totally intense and bizarre and joyful relationship with clothing, and is totally here for it. In the words of Keanu…whoa.Keanu Reeves in Saint Laurent (Photo by David Sims)BY RACHEL TASHJIAN ~ GQ Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: What a time to be Keanu Reeves. Earlier this month, we put the immortal star on the cover of GQ, as we vigilantly prepare for the third installment of John Wick. This past weekend, he blew our minds when he walked out of an Upper East Side hotel in a pair of hiking boots with a charcoal grey suit (his interpretation of Camp?).And today, Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello revealed that the immortal man himself is the face of Saint Laurent’s Fall 2019 menswear campaign.The campaign is a holy trinity of black and white images by David Sims, the father of stark fashion portraits with big attitude; Vaccarello provided art direction. In the first photograph, Keanu bows his head, his eyes closed in quiet meditation. He is wearing a black leather aviator jacket with a shearling collar, and looks exactly how you hope you look when thinking deeply about jackets. Contemplative. Tender. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Yellowknife Sixties Scoop survivor learns about his past

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsAt one time Roy Dahl had 13 biological siblings – but he didn’t grow up with any of them.He was born in Red Lake, Ont., 570 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, but was taken from his family to attend St. Mary’s Residential School.He was plucked once again from there and placed into the foster care system before being adopted by a white family.Dahl was too young to remember his separation from his birth family, but over the years pieced together the movement in his early years.“My brother said that they (Indian agents) just showed up at our door and said your children are coming with us, he went because I and my younger sister were taken.” Dahl said.“My adoptive brother, the way he described it, it was almost like adopting a puppy. His family went to the children’s home, and thought oh he looks like he needs a good family.”(Dahl with his adoptive mother. Photo courtesy Roy Dahl)As a Sixties Scoop survivor he is part of a class-action lawsuit.“We are going to spend our whole lives processing all of this, because we all feel a sense of alienation. We don’t feel like we belong,” he said.Dahl recently attended the Sixties Scoop information session in Yellowknife where he found both comfort wrapped in confusion.He was amongst some survivors who hoped to include claims of abuse in the lawsuit.“If there are 2,500 approved claims and we were to press forward those abuse claims, we would have to prove in each situation that abuse happened. But, here is no commonality in our stories and the evidence would not be as clear as in Residential Schools which had a smaller group of perpetrators,” Dahl said.Dahl recalled being subjected to harsh punishments not enforced on his adoptive siblings.“I faced the board of education on a regular basis. The board was four inches wide and three feet long. I would feel the wrath of my mother for every little thing. If I broke a dish, swore, came home late or didn’t get 70 percent on a test,” he said.According to Dahl, the cross country information sessions for survivors need to focus more the historical context of how the lawsuit came to be.“There should be mention of the (Justice Edward) Belobaba lawsuit, how it originated and the process that it went through – the hopes and the fact that it was almost dismissed several times,” Dahl said.Dahl said while no amount of money can take back his loss of culture and identity, he is satisfied that a healing foundation is attached to the settlement to support survivors in their own healing journey.“Nobody comes to us now and says you are still part of the family, part of the community, why don’t you come forward and sing with us? Why don’t you come forward and drum with us? Nobody invites us to do that. I think that is part of the missing link for us for healing,” he said.(The Dahl household in Red Lake, Ontario. Photo courtesy: Roy Dahl)Dahl has been waiting many years for what he values most – an apology from the federal government.“It’s about Canada saying sorry to you, saying ‘we are sorry we tore your families apart all because we thought you weren’t good parents, because we thought you weren’t good people,’ for Canada to step forward,” he said.According to Collectiva, the claims administer – any First Nation or Inuit person who was adopted or made a permanent ward and was placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents in Canada between 1951 and 1991, is eligible for compensation.Forms must be completed and submitted by August 30, read more

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

NEW YORK — Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine, three weeks after Facebook declined to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.A fake video circulating on Facebook-owned Instagram shows Zuckerberg gloating over his one-man domination of the world.It’s the latest flap over doctored videos as Facebook and other social media services try to stop the spread of misinformation and “fake news” while also respecting free speech.The somewhat crude video of the Facebook CEO combines news footage with fake audio.Mae Anderson, The Associated Press read more

As populations rise UN official stresses need for safe family planning options

4 May 2011The latest figures showing that the world’s population is continuing to increase rapidly indicate that safe and effective family planning options must be made available to all women who lack it, a senior United Nations official says. The 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects, released yesterday by the UN, indicate that the global population will surge past 9 billion before 2050 and eventually pass 10 billion before the end of the century.The projections also reveal that the total population should reach the 7-billion mark on 31 October this year.Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), said “a world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity,” according to a press release issued yesterday.Dr. Osotimehin noted that around the world people are living longer and choosing to have smaller families than in the past.“Reducing inequities and finding ways to ensure the well-being of people alive today – as well as the generations that follow – will require new ways of thinking and unprecedented global cooperation,” he said.“The population projections underscore the urgent need to provide safe and effective family planning to the 215 million women who lack it. Small variations in fertility – when multiplied across countries and over time – make a world of difference.“We must invest the resources to enable women and men to have the means to exercise their human right to determine the number and spacing of their children.”Dr. Osotimehin said the figures released yesterday also underscore the need for government officials to both tackle the challenges of ageing populations and provide opportunities for young people in those countries where high-fertility rates are expected to continue.“We should plan in advance for the health care and social safety nets of the elderly at the same time we support the largest generation ever of youth. read more

Kenya looking to take advantage of Sri Lankas loss

“We are targeting to hit at least 44 million kilos of tea exported to Russia in the next three years mainly looking at increasing quality black tea,” said the directorate. It will be tough for Kenya to win over the Russian market because Sri Lanka — being the biggest exporter of tea to Russia — has put in massive resources in the last 20 years to cement its position. (Colombo Gazette) Moscow imports about 13 per cent of the beverage from the Mombasa auction accounting for about 18 million kilos, but the volumes have been dropping in the last three years. “We see this as an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. An opportunity in the sense that we should use this chance to grow our volumes to Russia and also learn from the misfortune that befell Sri-Lanka to improve our standards,” said the directorate. It has hired Russian consultants to provide intelligence on the profile of a Russian tea consumer and how best Kenya can reach its market. Russia has decided to place temporary restrictions on imports of tea and all other agricultural products from Sri Lanka after a single beetle was found in a consignment. Kenyan delegation led by Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture will be visiting Moscow in January for the launch of the strategy. The tea directorate in Kenya says it sees the current impasse between the two countries as an opportunity for Kenya to boost sales. Kenya wants to use the current tea trade spat — triggered by a single insect— between Russia and Sri-Lanka to boost its volumes to Moscow after years of low exports. the Daily Nation reported. Kenya is, third placed, both in terms of value and volume of tea exports to Russia. The country has over the last one year been working on a strategy to improve the volumes of tea bought by Russia and cut the dominance of Sri Lanka, which is the leading exporter to Moscow. Kenya has identified and prioritised Russia because it is the leading importer of black tea while it is the leading exporter of the same. read more

New UN refugee statistics show global drop in number of asylum seekers

The number of asylum seekers in over two dozen industrialized countries dropped by 12 per cent over the past six months, according to statistics released today by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Applications in Europe were down overall by 12 per cent compared to the last six months of 2001, while Central Europe saw an almost 39 per cent decline. The agency attributed this trend in part to the steep drop in applications from Afghans, with less than half seeking asylum early this year compared to the previous six-month period. Bucking the overall trend, several nations saw increases in the number of applicants compared to the second half of 2001. With a 59 per cent jump, Finland experienced the largest increase, followed by Bulgaria at 54 per cent, Austria at 13 per cent, and the United States at 9 per cent. Most of the world’s asylum seekers come from Iraq, but even though over 22,000 people from that country sought refuge, this figure represents a 15 per cent drop compared to the last half of 2001. Afghans were the second largest nationality seeking asylum, followed by applicants from Turkey, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, China, the Russian Federation, Colombia, Mexico, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and India. In all 28 countries surveyed, a total of approximately 268,500 asylum applications were filed from January to June of this year, UNHCR said. read more

Nepal UN refugee agency urges officials to grant exit visas for Bhutanese

“Given the current situation in Nepal, UNHCR believes that resettlement opportunities for some Bhutanese refuges, who have been in the country for the last 15 years, should now be seized,” agency spokesman Ron Redmond said today in Geneva.Last month, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged a truce between the Government of King Gyanendra and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) days before a ceasefire declared by the Maoist rebels in September expired on 2 January. In a statement released by his spokesman on 30 December, the Secretary-General voiced deep regret that no progress appeared to have been made towards a mutually agreed truce between the parties.About 105,000 Bhutanese refugees have been living in seven camps in the eastern region of Nepal since the early 1990s – making it one of Asia’s most protracted refugee situations. The Bhutanese fled their country after the enforcement of a 1985 Citizenship Act made life intolerable for the people of Nepalese ethnicity. Not a single refugee has returned home despite 15 rounds of inconclusive negotiations on repatriation between the two Governments since 1993. UNHCR has been excluded from the talks.A number of Western countries have recently expressed a strong interest in resettling some of the displaced Bhutanese, while the Bhutan Government had said that it would allow the return of some its citizens. UNHCR said the start of resettlement, along with the return of some refugees to Bhutan, could “pave the way for a comprehensive approach to resolving this long-standing situation.”“There are currently some very vulnerable cases submitted for resettlement to third countries, and we would hope that Nepal, which has not yet signed their exit visas, will do so shortly to ease their humanitarian plight,” Mr. Redmond said.Tensions are increasing in the camps as the Bhutanese refugees have little hope for the future, according to UNHCR. The end of the ceasefire has increased security concerns. read more

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge thanks Telegraph readers for helping tackle stigma of

first_imgThe charity says it is the aim of Prince William, Catherine and Prince Harry  to “encourage people feel comfortable with their everyday mental well being, to feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and to stop fear preventing people getting the help they need”.Prince William has spoken publicly on several occasions about how his job as an air ambulance pilot has given him an insight into the trauma suffered by those who experience psychological problems, some of whom are driven to attempt to end their own lives.He has been called out to several suicide attempts and has made tackling the problem of male suicide – the biggest killer of men aged 20-45 – a central part of his mental health campaign. Laura Martin with her six-year-old twins Rufus and AnnaCredit:Christopher Pledger/The Telegraph The letter from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge The letter from Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCredit:The Telegraph Former Parachute Regiment soldier James Tattingham marrying his wife Lucy in 2008, before he developed PTSD Earlier this year Prince William and Catherine spoke movingly to Jonny Benjamin, who was persuaded not to throw himself of Waterloo Bridge in 2008 by passer-by Neil Laybourn.Jonny was sectioned after being rescued on the bridge and later went on to track down Mr Laybourn, with whom he now campaigns to raise awareness of suicide.After meeting the pair at St Thomas’ Hospital, William said: “Someone told me five people a day try to kill themselves.”I was just blown away by the statistics. For both of us, the mental health piece has got lots of aspects. It’s such a big issue that we need to do something about it. We feel it’s been raised higher up the ladder. It’s suddenly bubbling just under the surface. Now we need to get up to the next level, to the surface.” Former Parachute Regiment soldier James Tattingham marrying his wife Lucy in 2008, before he developed PTSDCredit:Jay Williams/The Telegraph Laura became desperate and even contemplated harming her children.“Of course I’d never have done it in a million years,” she says. “But I hated myself for the thought.”Fortunately Laura’s GP referred her for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which helped her cope with the stress of having become a parent.“The therapist talked a lot about “good-enough” parenting and made me realise that you don’t have to be perfect,” she said. “There have been many more ups and downs along the way but each time, I’ve used CBT and techniques I’ve learnt through mindfulness courses, and I’ve grown stronger.”Laura shared her experiences with Best Beginnings, one of eight charity partners in the Heads Together campaign, as part of its drive to raise awareness of the perinatal mental health issues that affect one in five women.She also made a film for Best Beginnings about her experience, in the hope of helping women who found themselves at a similar low point.“I wish I’d had the confidence to say I was depressed,” says Laura. “It might just have saved me from all those months of dealing with it on my own.”center_img Prince William and his wife Catherine have sent a heartfelt thank you to Telegraph readers for supporting people with mental health problems.The royal couple have made it one of their central aims to campaign and support those struggling with mental health issues, particularly children and young people.Among the charities they support is Heads Together, set up by to raise awareness about mental health issues and backed by this newspaper as part of our Christmas Appeal. Now Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has written a letter on behalf of herself, Prince William and Prince Harry thanking our readers for their “fantastic support”.She wrote: “Telegraph readers’ support for the Heads Together campaign has been fantastic. William, Harry and I are working to change the conversation on mental health from one of stigma and fear to one of support and openness.”She added: “Your generosity will make a big difference in the lives of so many people. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas.”Heads Together was set up to campaign for an increase in the level of service and support on offer to people with mental health problems and has been selected as Charity of the Year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.It brings together a number of other charities, including Mind and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, to provide vital help for people with mental health problems. Laura Martin with her six-year-old twins Rufus and Anna The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken out in the past on the need for more help to be given to children and young people with psychiatric problems.In a video earlier this year to launch Children’s Mental Health Week she spoke the importance of being able to express their feelings openly.In the message, Catherine said that both she and Prince William feel strongly that “every child deserves to be supported through difficult times in their lives.”She added: “Through my work in areas like addiction, I have seen time and again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood frequently stem from unresolved childhood issues. This needs to change.”How Heads Together can helpJames TattinghamFor James Tattingham the descent into mental illness began on the battlefields of Helmand Province.It was here, in July 2008, that he saw a close colleague killed and another severely injured when the Taliban attacked their convoy.The experience triggered the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that would haunt James’s life back homeIt would take a four-year struggle before he sought help and was diagnosed by charities supported by Heads Together.  His wife Lucy said: “The man that left was not the man that returned. He withdrew from activities and people. He had trouble sleeping and would wake up in a cold sweat, screaming. He was always on edge, easily startled and overly alert.”Despite leaving the Army Mr Tattingham’s mental state remained precarious. He stopped playing with his children, Felix and Alistair, and stopped seeing his friends.Lucy convinced her husband to speak to a psychological well-being nurse at the veterans’ charity Help For Heroes, and spend a fortnight at the charity’s respite home Tedworth House, Salisbury.Doctors referred James to Combat Stress, the mental health charity, who confirmed his PTSD.“I felt relieved, but I still didn’t want other people to know. I didn’t want them to think I was weak,” he said.In 2013 the Tattinghams moved near Tedworth House to use the gym and talk to the counsellors. With their help his condition is improving and he is able to look after the children while Lucy works.“I’ve come a long way now from where I was,” says Mr Tattingham. “Since Help For Heroes has helped me I haven’t looked back. It’s been a rough journey, but if it wasn’t for them, I probably wouldn’t be here today.”Laura MartinWhen Laura Martin became pregnant with twins after IVF treatment she was, quite simply, “thrilled”.But as the pregnancy progressed she found herself increasingly anxious, prone to tears and unable to cope.Things seemed to improve when Anna and Rufus were born. She bonded with them and felt her life was back under control. But it didn’t last.When she started weaning the babies it “knocked me completely”. She says: “I felt more isolated than ever because I had even less time to get outside and see people, and I was losing confidence.” 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.last_img read more

Shreyas Iyers 96 pulls Daredevils through in 196 chase

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDaredevils bowl, Brathwaite replaces RabadaMay 10, 2017In “latest news”IPL: Belligerent top order gives Daredevils enough to edge out RoyalsMay 2, 2018In “Sports”McClenaghan, Bumrah help Mumbai extend lead at topApril 22, 2017In “Sports” Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, KanpurBefore Wednesday, Gujarat Lions had only won one match while batting first in the IPL, in 12 attempts. The last time they had played Delhi Daredevils, they had failed to defend 208. Now, sent in to bat, they made 195, and ended up on the losing side yet again, their bowling falling apart at critical moments.Daredevils’ match-winner, yet again, came from their group of young, sometimes inconsistent, but undoubtedly gifted Indian batsmen. At the Feroz Shah Kotla, Daredevils had romped home with 15 balls to spare, after Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson added 143 in 63 balls.Shreyas Iyer of the Delhi Daredevils square cuts a delivery to the boundary during match 50 of the Vivo 2017 Indian Premier League between the Gujarat Lions and the Delhi Daredevils held at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India on the 10th May 2017Photo by Shaun Roy – Sportzpics – IPLHere, at Green Park, they had to pull off a different sort of big chase, where they kept losing wickets right through. Shreyas Iyer’s 96 was a different sort of innings to Pant’s 97. Daredevils were 121 for 6 at one point, with only the lower order left to give Iyer company.Then, out of the blue, came some of this season’s most exhilarating batting, as Iyer and Pat Cummins plundered 52 from three overs. Suddenly, Daredevils only needed 23 off 18 balls.There would, of course, be some late tension. Cummins holed out when he may not have needed to hit in the air. Iyer fell in the last over, leaving Nos. 9 and 10 seven to get off four balls. Amit Mishra, though, kept his head, pulling off two ice-cool fours off successive balls to haul Delhi over the line with two balls to spare.Finch, Karthik lift Lions out of early troubleGreen Park provided a flat batting pitch for its first game of the IPL season, and Lions, despite losing their top three inside the first seven overs, kept scoring at a healthy rate. A lot of this was down to the bowling; in this game, Daredevils’ bowlers seemed to have caught the contagion of bowling too straight – and often too short – and leaked runs behind square on the leg side.In all, they would concede 52 runs, and 10 boundaries (out of 26 overall), in that region. Mohammed Shami provided an early instance of this, bowling one ball full and leg-stumpish and another short and leg-stumpish to Ishan Kishan in the fourth over – with fine leg and square leg both inside the circle – giving away six and four.Still, Lions had to fight from 56 for 3, and they did so via a 92-run stand, in 58 balls, between Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik. Both batsmen played some eye-catching shots, the highlights including a straight six by Karthik off Shami and some ruthless pulls from Finch, who finished with 69 off 39.Run-outs imperil Daredevils chaseSanju Samson hit two sumptuous fours through the covers before dragging a pull onto his stumps in the second over of the chase. Then Rishabh Pant, having sauntered absentmindedly out of his crease after surviving an lbw appeal from Pradeep Sangwan, was caught out by a direct hit from Suresh Raina at slip.That left Daredevils 15 for 2. Iyer then put on the first of his two substantial stands, 57 off 34 balls, with Karun Nair. Right from the start, Iyer’s placement stood out – he kept finding gaps in the infield, particularly through the off side, and particularly through or behind point. Then Nair, having just hit three successive fours off Dwayne Smith’s slow-medium long-hops and reverse-lapped Ravindra Jadeja for another four, miscued a James Faulkner slower ball.Then came two run-outs, both from direct hits powered by Jadeja’s priceless left arm. First, Marlon Samuels was slow responding to Iyer’s call for a single after a push towards point. Mistake. Then Corey Anderson wandered out of his crease after bunting Basil Thampi towards backward point. Another mistake. When Carlos Brathwaite fell to a short ball from Dhawal Kulkarni in the 14th over, Daredevils were sinking. They needed 75 from 37 balls at that point, with only four wickets in hand.Iyer, Cummins blast offDaredevils didn’t have time for a slow-burning comeback. They duly hit four fours in the next over, two each by Iyer and Cummins, all of them hit along the ground, into off-side gaps. Then Iyer drove and flicked three successive fours off Kulkarni. The biggest over, though, was still to come. It would come – as it has more often than he’d like to admit – against Faulkner. Cummins, expecting and getting the slower, length ball first up, clouted him over long-on. Then Iyer lifted Faulkner over long-off before drilling a drive between the bowler and mid-off.To recap Daredevils smashed 17, 14 and 21 runs off the 15th, 16th and 17th overs.Mishra the finisherWhen Cummins picked out long-on in the 19th over, Daredevils needed 14 off 10 balls. When Iyer played all around a Basil Thampi yorker in the final over, they needed 7 off 4. In walked Mishra, a vastly improved long-format batsman, but not one counted among T20’s most dangerous lower-order hitters.Mishra knows the game inside-out, though, and probably guessed that Thampi would bowl a yorker first up. Down the track he went, surprising the bowler into a full-toss, which he flicked nonchalantly past midwicket. Then, with three to get off three balls, he walked across his stumps, with the knowledge that fine leg was stationed rather square. Thampi’s slower ball may have surprised some batsmen, but not Mishra. He waited, kept his shape, waited some more, and unfurled a deft little scoop. The fielder chased hard, dived, got his body behind the ball, but couldn’t help deflecting it into the rope. (ESPNCricinfo) Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo read more

Loads of tender hugs Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentines Day

first_img 34 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 10th 2017, 6:15 AM Source: WMOF2018Single people may be wondering where they fit into the mix with these gift tokens, but fear not. For anyone not yet coupled up by 14 February, a special “Prayer for those seeking a spouse” is also available in cathedrals and shops.Read: Priests visit shopping centre to hear confessionsRead: Ireland’s Catholic Library is trying to negotiate a move – and its members aren’t happy ‘Loads of tender hugs’ – Catholic Church releases gift tokens for Valentine’s Day Free gift tokens that can be be exchanged in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country. 11,346 Views THE CATHOLIC CHURCH has come up with a new campaign to help couples celebrate St Valentine’s Day “in a more meaningful way”.Free gift tokens that can be exchanged between by people in return for favours are now available in cathedrals across the country.Examples of tokens include: “Loads of tender hugs”, “A technology-free evening to do an activity of your choice”, and “Set aside time to pray together”.Each token also contains tips from Pope Francis on the secrets to a successful relationship. Source: WMOF2018More than 150,000 thousand of the tokens are available all across Ireland.The initiative took its cue from a document The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) released by Pope Francis last year which calls on couples to celebrate their love by spending time together rather than relying on commercial gifts.The tokens were produced by the World Meeting of Families 2018, a three-yearly event which will be held in 2018 in Ireland. Source: WMOF2018The event focuses on the role of the family in the lives of Catholics and will be held over five days in Dublin.Fr Tim Bartlett, secretary general of the meeting, told the Irish Catholic:[The] tokens encourage simple little gestures, and help us to appreciate that these simple gestures are also moments of grace and expressions of selfless love for another which mirror the love of God for use, and are to be celebrated.center_img Friday 10 Feb 2017, 6:15 AM By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL Share164 Tweet Email last_img read more

Un convoi de déchets nucléaires aurait traversé discrètement la France de nuit

first_imgUn convoi de déchets nucléaires aurait traversé “discrètement” la France de nuitUn train de déchets nucléaires issus de centrales belges et compactés en France, aurait traversé cette nuit tout le nord-ouest de la France pour que les produits soient stockés dans leur patrie d’origine. Une information révélée par le réseau Sortir du nucléaire.Son chargement ? Deux containers contenant 48 fûts de déchets nucléaires. Son point de départ ? Le terminal ferroviaire de Valognes, dans la Manche. Sa destination ? Mol, en Belgique. Son trajet en France ? La Manche, le Calvados, l’Eure, la Seine-Maritime, la Picardie, le Pas-de-Calais et le Nord. Le départ de ce train, la nuit dernière, a été dénoncé par le réseau écologiste Sortir du nucléaire et par Greenpeace. Les autorités officielles – Areva pour la France, l’Ondraf (Organisme des déchets radioactifs et des matières fissiles enrichies) pour la Belgique –  se sont montrées vagues quant à la confirmation de ce transport, “pour des raisons de sécurité”.À lire aussiOiseaux, chauves-souris et saumons : une espèce sur trois est désormais menacée de disparition en FranceProvenant des centrales nucléaires belges de Tihange et de Doel, ces déchets ont été compactés en France à l’usine Areva de La Hague et doivent être acheminés au site d’entreposage de Belgoprocess à Dessel, en Belgique. Selon les ONG environnementales, neuf transports seraient nécessaires d’ici 2013 pour rapatrier la totalité des 432 fûts de déchets belges actuellement traités en France.”Ce type de convoi est classé secret défense et les riverains des voies de chemin de fer et des gares ne sont pas avertis du danger et des risques qu’on leur fait courir. Or, le risque zéro n’existe pas et il est inadmissible que les autorités cachent cette information à la population”, commente Sylvia Vannesche, de l’association Nucléaire Stop.Le 3 février 2011 à 11:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Geek Deals Pay 12 for Humble Monthly Get Overwatch Right Now

first_imgIf you’re willing to spend $12 for Humble Monthly, you can start playing Overwatch today! When we reach October 5th, even more games will be yours to keep. And since the lowest price we’ve seen Overwatch at previously is $19.99 – this is a steal. • Subscribe to Humble Monthly, Get Overwatch for just $12Stay subscribed to Humble Monthly for November and December, and extra in-game Overwatch items will be made available. Two loot boxes will be included in November’s bundle, and one loot box will come along for December. Alternately, you can cancel after just a month – it’s up to you.And as long as you’re a subscriber, you’ll have access to a bunch of great DRM-free games in the Humble Trove. From The Sexy Brutale to Amnesia: The Dark Descent to Trine: Enchanted Edition, you’ll have dozens of hours of fun for no extra fee.On top of getting cool games, you can make a difference too. Five percent of your purchase goes to Make-A-Wish Foundation for this particular bundle, so you can do good while you play.Subscribe by: October 5th, 2018Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more