Probe Robert Vadra but also investigate PM Modi Rahul Gandhi

first_imgChennai: Asserting that law must not be applied selectively, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said if his brother-in-law Robert Vadra can be probed so can Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the Rafale deal. He also said economic growth is directly related to the mood of the nation and one cannot expect it to happen in a negative and fearful atmosphere. The Congress will change the mood of the country and make people feel happy and empowered, the Congress chief said while addressing women students at a college here. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Gandhi, who asked students to refer to him as Rahul, said the law must apply to everybody and not be applied selectively. He said this in response to a question on Vadra, who is being probed in connection with a money laundering case related to purchase of assets abroad and a land case in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district. During his informal interaction with the students, he also brought up the issue of the Rafale deal and reiterated his allegations about the pricing of the aircraft and the process. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty “I will be the first person to say it… Investigate Robert Vadra but also investigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. Modi is a “corrupt” man, he bypassed negotiations and ran parallel negotiations on the Rafale deal, Gandhi alleged while responding to the question. The Congress chief said the prime minister should have the guts to face the media and asked why Modi was “hiding”. The BJP and the government have repeatedly rejected the Congress’s allegation of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal. He also alleged that the BJP’s idea is to capture every institution of the country and run them from Nagpur, the RSS headquarters. Gandhi said the Congress would pass the women’s reservation bill if it comes to power. “Don’t see enough women in leadership positions. You cannot have women in power in India until the attitude towards them changes,” he told the cheering crowd. In response to a question, he said he had learnt the lessons of humility and love from his mother Sonia Gandhi. He asked the gathering, “Did you like demonetisation?” When the audience answered, “No”, he said, “I think it’s pretty clear the damage demonetisation did. PM should have taken your advice.” Gandhi, who asked the students to challenge him and “make him uncomfortable”, also questioned whether the prime minister could stand in a large audience and answer people’s questions. Referring to Modi’s policies on Jammu and Kashmir, he said these were setting fire to the state and blamed the Centre for not strategically and systematically handling terrorism. As soon as Modi assumed power, he made a “huge mistake” of forging an alliance with PDP just for the sake of power. “Today Narendra Modi ji’s policies are actually setting fire to Kashmir,” he said, alleging that it was his policies that were allowing Pakistan to carry out terrorist acts in India. Gandhi underscored the need to engage the people of Kashmir and bring them “on our side.” The prime minister’s policies “pushes the people away so you cannot fight terrorism with one off gestures,” he said. Noting that it was “our responsibility” to stop the neighbouring country from carrying out terror strikes and save our people, Gandhi said, “It is not good enough to say that 45 CRPF men died and now we will do something.” He sought to know why the attack (in Pulwama) was not stopped in the first place. Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on February 14 in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into their bus in Pulwama district. Claiming that the Congress pursued a policy of systematic and strategic approach in Jammu and Kashmir, he said the NDA government had not followed a similar policy. “We actually crushed terrorism,” he said and referred to the “drastic fall” in the number of soldiers and people killed during UPA’s tenure. The Congress followed a multi-pronged approach when it came to power in 2004 and toed both systematic and strategic lines, he said. “And it was successful,” he said adding it led to diplomatic isolation of Pakistan. Gandhi also called his party’s minimum income guarantee scheme a revolutionary idea.last_img read more

Unpaid restaurant work exploitative for people in precarious positions

Brianne Middleton once came into work 30 minutes early, changed into her chef uniform and started cutting vegetables in advance only to receive a stern talking to from her boss. Management expected her to arrive at least an hour before she clocked in to complete her prep work — all unpaid.“It would be like two hours earlier or I would be in trouble,” she said, adding other, more experienced chefs in that kitchen would do the same.Workers in the restaurant industry say they’re often expected to log unpaid hours in the kitchen, or work up to several shifts for free —  akin to an audition for a new job. While some defend the practice as an industry standard, others say it takes advantage of vulnerable people and falls on the wrong side of the law.“I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t done it,” said Middleton, a Torontonian who has worked in the industry for 14 years. She now works in a unionized position that better protects her schedule.Sometimes the unpaid work begins in the interview stage with what’s known as a stage or trial shift.The lack of pay may be stipulated beforehand or wages may simply go unmentioned, and the shifts can last between a couple of hours up to a regular eight-hour day. Occasionally, some are asked to work multiple unpaid stages.Shawn Desjardins was new to the industry when he applied for a job at a Toronto brunch chain and worked an unpaid trial shift in May 2017 after coming in for an interview.“I was just serving. I was just serving like everyone else was,” he said of his four-hour stage, which he said was presented to him as part of the interview process.The boss asked Desjardins if he wanted to stay on after his shift, which he agreed to do. The restaurant paid him about $15 for the hour after the trial, which included a share of the tips. They wanted to hire him, but for a number of reasons, including discomfort with the unpaid portion of the day, Desjardins declined.It wasn’t until later that he realized the stage may have skirted labour laws.While these practices may be industry norms, they take advantage of people in precarious situations.Restaurant workers, in Middleton’s experience, skew towards new Canadians or people without economic safety nets, like a wealthy family. That can make it difficult to find a new job even if they’re feeling taken advantage of at their current one, she said.It’s an unfair power dynamic between the restaurateur — who typically has more wealth and control — and the potential hire, said Desjardins. The businessperson feels entitled to use unpaid trials to secure a good employee without having to put anything on the line, he said, whereas jobseekers sacrifice their time and self respect.“It would only come out of desperation and that’s really I think the position that people are in,” he said.Not everyone agrees all unpaid labour in the industry is unfair.Middleton isn’t opposed to trial shifts and sees their potential benefit to the employee to suss out whether the workplace culture suits them.Andrew Dahl, a 32-year-old sous chef at a brew pub in Toronto, fondly recalls coming in early for shifts to get ahead on prep work, though he was never explicitly asked to do so.He and his young colleagues were thrilled at the opportunity to work in those kitchens back then, he said, and coming in early gave them more confidence to get the job done well.He doesn’t expect the same from the cooks who work for him now and doesn’t believe any of his restaurateur friends expect it of their staff either.The laws regulating restaurant labour vary by province, but where Desjardins and Middleton’s experiences took place, these practices appear illegal.There can be exceptions for everything, but Ontario’s laws seems to favour employees in both these situations, said Daniel Chodos, a partner at Toronto-based Whitten & Lublin, an employment law firm.Chodos, who himself was asked to work unpaid time at a part-time retail job as a teen, agreed that this often happens to vulnerable people.“They’re not the type of individual who a) has the access to the legal system and b) is as likely to take advantage of it as somebody who is in the upper echelons of earners,” he said.Vulnerable people who want to keep working for their employer are unlikely to bring a claim against them, he said.In B.C., another province with a large service sector, unpaid trial shifts and unpaid work hours are illegal with few exceptions, said Blair W. Curtis, head of litigation at Vancouver-based Tevlin Gleadle Curtis employment law strategies.One scenario where an employer could be exempt from payment would be for a student completing a practicum as a component of their educational program.As for restaurant workers who are asked to come in early for unpaid hours or do a free trial shift, he said, “those are not exceptions.“Those people should be paid for all the time that they work.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press read more

The Latest Prosecutor says ski resort execs others lied

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The Latest on the indictment of officials in what prosecutors say was a fraudulent Vermont investment plan (all times local):____4:05 p.m.Vermont’s top federal prosecutor says four men indicted on federal criminal charges lied about their plan to build a biotech facility using foreign investors’ money.U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan spoke Wednesday in Newport, hours after three of the four men indicted by a grand jury appeared in federal court in Burlington.The indictments released Wednesday allege that Jay Peak’s former owner Ariel Quiros, of Florida; former president William Stenger, of Newport; Quiros’ adviser, William Kelly; and Jong Weon Choi, a businessman in South Korea, conspired to embezzle investors’ funds and deceive them about the number of jobs they would create.Nolan says Choi is at large.She spoke in Newport in front of an empty city block that had been purchased by the investors with the money prosecutors say was fraudulently obtained.____10:50 a.m.The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotech facility using foreign investors’ money.The fraud charges were filed Wednesday against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, of Florida, and former president, William Stenger, of Newport. Also indicted were Quiros’ adviser, William Kelly, and Jong Weon Choi, a businessman in South Korea.The indictments allege that they conspired to embezzle investors’ funds and deceive them about the project’s number of jobs and its ability to generate revenue.Arraignments were scheduled Wednesday. Quiros declined comment.Quiros and Stenger were accused in 2016 of misusing more than $200 million raised from foreign investors through the EB-5 visa program.The Associated Press read more

Fiftyfive arrested after armed siege at Sikh temple in protest over interfaith

first_imgArmed police at the temple Gurdwara Temple, Leamington Spa Officers said a “significant number of bladed weapons”, many of them ceremonial kirpans, were later recovered from the scene after the siege which ended without injury. The protesters arrived at the temple in the early morningCredit:SWNS Armed police surrounded a Sikh temple after scores of men, some carrying swords, stormed the building reportedly in an attempt to disrupt an interfaith wedding.Fifty-five people were arrested for aggravated trespass following an eight-hour siege at the Gurdwara Sahib in Leamington Spa, which has a history of tensions over mixed marriages.A group calling itself Sikh Youth Birmingham claimed responsibility for the raid, which it said was a peaceful protest undertaken to “uphold the sanctity” of the traditional marriage ceremony. Richard Barns, a witness, said he had earlier seen 10 members of the group standing at the door to the building with their arms folded. “It was quite intimidating,” he said. “It looked like they were securing the door.” The Sikh Council has argued that the marriage ceremony, known as Anand Karak, should be reserved only for Sikhs, but it has also called for a halt to protest at mixed weddings.Superintendent David Gardner, of Warwickshire Police, said: “Over the coming days we will be working with the local Sikh community to address some of the ongoing issues that have culminated in today’s events.” Police officers performed searches Police officers attended the sceneCredit: KAMERON SIDHU/CATERS NEWS 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. Police, who cordoned off a wide area outside the temple, were seen taking pictures of the arrested men on mobile phones before loading them onto a coach.Officers described the incident, which lasted from about 6.45am to 2pm on Sunday, as a culmination of “ongoing issues”.In July, protesters attempted to disrupt another mixed marriage at the temple.Jatinder Singh Birdi, a former treasurer at the temple, said: “There have been tensions that have been going on for a couple of years with some people objecting to mixed marriages in taking place in the gurdwara.“The general consensus is people are respectful of mixed marriages if the traditions are respected. Nothing has happened on this level before.” The Gurdwara Sahib committee has faced criticism in the Sikh community in recent days over proposals to construct a new building, described by some opponents as a “party venue”, next to the temple. Nothing has happened on this level before.Jatinder Singh Birdi, former temple treasurer A Sikh bride was understood to have been scheduled to marry a Hindu groom at the venue later in the day.The group inside the temple posted a video online of men clad in black with orange bandanas, chanting traditional Sikh verses, as well as a video showing an encounter with two armed policemen who went in to try to talk to the men.One of the men in the first video was waving a placard that read “Stop violating Sikh principles for money”. Armed police at the templelast_img read more

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first_imgLes ancêtres de l’iPad et de l’iPhone dépoussiérés L’iPhone et l’iPad ? Cela faisait longtemps que Steve Jobs en avait l’idée. Et elle remonte même plus loin qu’on ne le pense…Les ancêtres de ces appareils viennent de refaire surface alors que l’iPad 3 vient tout juste de voir le jour et que l’iPhone 5 fait de plus en plus parler de lui.C’est en 1993 qu’Apple a développé Walt, un prototype de smartphone (déjà!). Doté d’un écran tactile, d’un stylet, d’un logiciel de reconnaissance d’écriture, d’un carnet d’adresses et de nombreuses sonneries, le modèle n’a jamais été commercialisé. Pourtant, le Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone est apparu sur eBay, il y a quelques semaines au prix de 6.100 euros avant de disparaître mystérieusement avant la clôture de l’enchère, probablement acheté par un fan de la marque à la Pomme. The Verge explique que, même s’il n’était pas portable, le modèle était quand même assez avancé pour l’époque.Présenté au MacWorld de Boston, en 1993, l’appareil fonctionnait sous une version simplifiée de Mac OS 6.0.8 avec l’interface HyperCard au lieu du Finder, précise Macgeneration.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Et pour avoir un premier aperçu de l’iPad, il faut encore remonter de dix ans dans le temps ! En 1983, FrogDesign créé un concept de tablette tactile pour le tout jeune inventeur qu’est Steve Jobs. Le Bashful – qui tient son nom de “Timide”, l’un des sept nains de Blanche-Neige – avait déjà l’ambition de devenir un plateforme multimédia. Deux modèles ont ainsi été conçus. Un premier qui intégrait un clavier attaché et l’autre possédant un lecteur de disque flexible. Portable, elle embarquait également un stylet, permettant d’interagir avec l’écran. Aucuns des deux prototypes en seront jamais commercialisés. L’iPhone ne verra le jour qu’en 2007 et l’iPad qu’en 2010, soit quelques décennies après que Steve Jobs en ai eu l’idée. À noter qu’Apple, a décidé d’abandonner les références à Walt Disney, et ce n’est peut être pas plus mal… Vous vous imaginez en train de vous balader avec un Bambi dans la poche, ou de prendre des notes en réunion sur votre Simba ?Retrouvez Walt et Bashful, en images, sur Maxisciences. Le 20 mars 2012 à 16:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Police seek tips in February homicide

first_imgThe investigation into the February beating death of an 83-year-old security guard in Vancouver remains ongoing, and there’s a $2,500 reward for information that will help solve the killing.Benjamin O. Lyons was found dead in the early morning of Feb. 26 in the 2800 block of Southeast Columbia Way. He worked for KnightHawk Protection, a private security firm, for one of the businesses in the area.Staff said Lyons checked in at 11:30 p.m., and his body was found about a half-hour later.The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries.The Vancouver Police Department, with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is offering the reward. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information, reported through Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime.Crime Stoppers said information gleaned from social media sites is welcome.Tipsters can call 503-823-HELP with useful information. They can also remain anonymous, and use the P3 Tips smartphone application, available at www.p3tips.com, to submit information.last_img read more

San Diego gas prices rise for the 27th consecutive day

first_img 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) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today for the 27th consecutive day, increasing 1.5 cents to $4.039, its highest amount since July 30, 2015.The average price has risen 33 of the past 34 days, increasing 71.7 cents, including 3.3 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 22.5 cents more than one week ago, 70.4 cents higher than one month ago and 46.4 cents greater than one year ago. The recent sharp increases are the result of a series of refinery issues that have reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.“Out of the 10 major refineries in California, six are dealing with planned maintenance, unplanned breakdowns or both, and four of those refineries are in Southern California,” Spring said.“(Wednesday’s) report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicated that Los Angeles gasoline inventories dropped by about two million barrels, and a source reported to Oil Price Information Service that Southern California received no imported gasoline in the last week. Because demand also typically increases at this time of year, this has posed seriousconcerns for supply.” KUSI Newsroom, April 14, 2019 Posted: April 14, 2019 San Diego gas prices rise for the 27th consecutive day KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fireworks Allowed In Kenai For New Years Eve

first_imgOn the days of December 31st and January 1st only, a 48-hour period, a person over the age of eighteen may use salable fireworks within the City of Kenai. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker is asking revelers to be careful and considerate: “General safety is the biggest concern. With the snow on the ground we’re not concerned about wildland fires, but anytime you use fireworks safety precautions need to be taken seriously. Have an extinguisher nearby, and don’t let children use them without parent supervision. If people take the right precautions fireworks can be used safely, and we just encourage people to do that.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the fourth year in a row, fireworks will be allowed within Kenai city limits this New Year’s Eve. Fireworks are not allowed on public spaces like the beach, ballparks, etc. Fireworks are forbidden in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, except for planned, professional, permitted displays. Chief Tucker: “Outside of the City of Kenai fireworks are not allowed to be used, but within the city limits of Kenai you are allowed to use fireworks.”  Fireworks are to be used only for personal and private use on real property owned by the person, or other private property with the consent of the property owner. For more information contact the Kenai Fire Department at (907) 283-7666.last_img read more

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT Selectman Greg Bendel To Run For ReElection

first_imgDear Residents,It is with great enthusiasm that I officially announce my candidacy for reelection to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen. Over the past three years it has been my honor and privilege to work on behalf of the residents of our great town. I am grateful for the opportunity to have met so many wonderful people and hear your stories. It never ceases to amaze me how many outstanding people live in our community. Our town is unique in the sense that residents are very proud to call Wilmington their home. Residents are engaged in the community and always willing to do their part. I want to continue to do my part as a volunteer in our local government.I am proud of the things that we have done over the past three years, but we still have much more to do. I recognize that like most communities in Massachusetts we have challenges that lie ahead, and we all know what they are. I want to be part of the solution to these challenges and I know that working together we can do more.When I first ran for Selectman, Andrea and I had no children. Two years later we are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Charlotte and Grace. They have given me a new perspective and have reaffirmed and even elevated, my commitment in working to ensure that Wilmington remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.I have been incredibly lucky to have the support of so many of my friends and neighbors. I can’t tell you how much your encouragement has inspired me over the past few years. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to run again this year. Being one the board has been a huge learning curve, and I believe that I can be even more effective if elected to a second term.I look forward to speaking with all of you in the coming weeks about how we can keep improving our community. With your help I plan to run a positive campaign that my family, friends and neighbors can be proud of. I ask for your help and humbly request you consider me for one of your two votes for a three year term on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen. Please remember to vote on Saturday, April 27th.Please Like Selectman Greg Bendel on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about our campaign.Thank you,Greg BendelLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”last_img read more

Ernie Turner Center finds new home near Eklutna

first_imgCook Inlet Tribal Council’s new Ernie Turner Center will provide inpatient addiction recovery services. The traditional winter homes of the Dena’ina people inspired the design for the open, two-story space, which sits on a six-acre lot near Eklutna. (Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media)Horseback riding and a carving studio: Those are some of the services offered at a new recovery center that opened near Eklutna yesterday.Listen nowA packed house filled Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s new Ernie Turner Center for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The traditional winter homes of the Dena’ina people inspired the design for the open, two-story space, which sits on a six-acre lot. But the services there will be available to both Alaska Natives and other Alaskans.The facility will offer six-month-long inpatient services for those recovering from addiction. CITC President and CEO Gloria O’Neill said a retreat is exactly what they had in mind when they decided to move residential services from Anchorage two years ago.“And so it becomes more of an oasis. Not only are people engaged with their recovery, but they also get to connect back to nature and themselves,” O’Neill said.The old Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage is now owned by Southcentral Foundation and will focus solely on short-term detox services. Both add to larger efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and substance abuse in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna region. O’Neill said they’ve upped their recovery support services by 40 percent since the governor released a disaster declaration last year. That includes investing in peer support, outpatient treatment and assessment.“Unfortunately there’s such a need in the community, but how can we do what we do well and ensure that we’re that partner,” O’Neill said.President of the Native Village of Eklutna, Aaron Leggett, spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ernie Turner Center. The village’s corporation sold the land to Cook Inlet Tribal Council and was involved in the construction of the facility. (Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media)The new facility uses a model that is rooted in Alaska Native traditions and focuses on community-building and peer support. Eklutna’s village corporation sold CITC the land and was involved in the construction of the facility. Aaron Leggett is the village’s president.“It’s a huge need for our community, it’s long overdue, and we still need more obviously,” Leggett said. “But when we all come together, it really strengthens us as a people and our community in general.”Current regulations limit the facility to 16 beds, but Cook Inlet Tribal Council hopes to eventually expand to accommodate long waiting lists. Residents will move in as early as this weekend.last_img read more

Settlement allows Alaska inmate to wear some religious Native regalia

first_img“So we filed suit on behalf of Mr. Hall, making it clear that the Department of Corrections has to respect everybody’s religious rights — especially non-Christians like Native Americans and others whose request may not be mainstream, or may not be common,” Reynolds said. An example of a bear pendant that Alaska Department of Corrections inmate Brian Hall sought to wear as part of his religious observance as a member of the Cherokee Nation. (Photo courtesy American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska) According to the ACLU, the Alaska Department of Corrections denied his requests. The state DOC said the items could create a safety risk. ACLU of Alaska communications director Casey Reynolds says even inmates should have a First Amendment right to practice their faith in prison. The DOC officially signed the settlement May 30, and the paperwork was filed in court June 4. A settlement will allow a descendant of the Cherokee Nation to wear some religious Native regalia while serving time in Alaska.  Hall cited the state constitution as well as the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Court records identify Hall as a member of the Cherokee Nation – but did not include specific tribal information. The settlement also requires the DOC to adopt a policy to allow future religious accommodations to prisoners according to federal law. “You have a right to do that so long as there’s not a compelling government interest in stopping you, such as if it creates a safety concern or something along those lines,” Reynolds said. According to an American Civil Liberties Union news release, inmate Brian Hall wanted to wear a bear claw pendant and one of six bandanas — as part of his religious observance. Now 43 years old, Brian Hall continues to serve a 159-year sentence on murder charges stemming from a double homicide in Alaska in 1993. He was transferred to Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska. While an inmate at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, the civil rights organization says Hall made multiple requests to Corrections officials.last_img read more

Hair care tips for Monsoon

first_imgWith the melody of monsoon playing in our heads, every year the rains bring in menace for hair. The excitement to get soaked in the monsoon feels is enticing, but the humidity and moisture which follows it is a concern demanding attention.Monsoon rains loaded with pollutants dampers hair quality, leading to breakage and hair fall. Further, the scalp becomes more prone to dryness leading to dandruff and frizziness. The season comes with its beauty, but hair problems become more frequent and hair fall increases significantly in the season. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNevertheless, hair loss problems due to this seasonal change can be addressed with careful measures and professional guidance. Below are a few easy and handy tips by the hair experts on maintaining your mane during monsoon season. Regularly wash your hair: In order to maintain a healthy scalp, the first and the most important step is keeping the scalp clean by at least washing the hair 2-3 times a week. Additionally, conditioning prevents fungal infection and ensures that moisture is intact giving a smooth and shiny texture to hair. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Reduce the use of hair styling products: The constant exposure to a humid atmosphere in rainy season makes the scalp dry making it more susceptible to damage. Hence, excess use of hair straighteners, curling rods and dryers can prove to be harmful in monsoons. Dietary: Diet is an integral part of one’s hair quality and therefore should be kept in check, irrespective of seasonal requirements. Protein-rich diet stimulates hair-growth. Hence, include things like dry fruits, nuts, seeds, meat and yoghurt in your daily diet. Drinking water is also extremely important to retain moisture and fight dryness. Avoid breakage: Use the right comb to untangle your hair, preferably, wide-toothed combs with less static. Further, to avoid breakage, start combing your hair from the bottom and then go to the roots. Also, avoid combing damp hair to ditch hair loss. Save your hair in style Lastly, to avoid damage from the chemicals that come with rainwater, carry an umbrella, raincoat or water-proof hat to prevent direct contact with the rainwater. In addition to this, braiding your hair in this season not only protects it from the damage but also strengthens the hair follicles. Following these handy and simple tricks will enhance the benevolence of the season with a cup of brewing coffee. (Inputs by by Advanced Hair Studio)last_img read more

How This Man Beat the System and Won 1000 Twitter Contests

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now You’ve probably seen “retweet to win” contests on Twitter, and maybe even won a t-shirt, concert tickets or marshmallows. But computer engineer Hunter Scott completely automated the idea and created a bot that entered every Twitter contest it could find — 165,000 in total. As a result, he claims to have won four contests a day for nine months, for a total haul of over a thousand prizes. A lot of that swag was terrible, and a lot of it he couldn’t accept. But the interesting part was how he allegedly managed to beat Twitter’s system.Scott said that “the most difficult part of this project was preventing the bot from getting banned by Twitter.” The social network has limits in place to stop such activities: unless you have a high follower count, you can only follow up to 2,000 people yourself, for instance. At the same time, you can’t follow and unfollow users too rapidly or retweet too often. Luckily, Scott’s Python script was able to balance all that and follow every single contest it found.He said his win rate was “pretty miserable” considering the low quality of the prizes. He couldn’t claim the best one, a $4,000 trip to New York’s fashion week because of taxes and fact that he didn’t live near New York. Nevertheless, he was fond of a few them, especially a cowboy hat autographed by actors in a Mexican soap opera. “It really embodies the totally random outcome of these contests,” he said. Scott never revealed the name of his Twitter bot, so we’ve reached out to verify his claims — but the prizes appear to check out. Enroll Now for Free 2 min read August 10, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on Engadgetlast_img read more

No scan no flight Melb Airport launches body scanners

first_imgIn conjunction with the walk through metal detectors, Melbourne Airport has introduced body scanners at its international departures terminal.As part of the Federal Government’s $200 million Strengthening Aviation Security Initiative, the new scanners can detect both metallic and non-metallic items.Despite implementing a random selection process for passengers requested to pass through, the airport stressed those who refuse to undergo the body scan, and do not have a valid medical or physical condition, will not be permitted to board their flight. The airport is utilising the same scanners currently used in the US, UK, Canada and Thailand, which are said to emit 10,000 times less radio frequency energy than an average mobile phone call. Those who refuse to undergo the body scan, and do not have a valid medical or physical condition, will not be permitted to board their flight. Image: The Age Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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