When Mizoram shows way to reuse Durga idol

first_imgGoddess Durga has a fibreglass ‘avatar’ in Mizoram and it has much to do with slaying the demon of ecological degradation.There are very few temples in Mizoram, where 87% of the population is Christian. Of the 13 that are managed by the Central Gorkha Mandir Committee, five are in Aizawl.Until about a decade ago, the Durga Puja celebration in these temples was similar to that in adjoining Assam and Tripura — installing clay idols of the Goddess and members of her family and immersing them on Vijaya Dasami.But things changed in 2011. Cutting costs — the idols had to be brought from southern Assam’s Silchar about 190 km north — was a factor. But the bigger reason was to stop adding chemical colours and other pollutants to the hill river systems.“That year, we switched to the images of the Goddess and her entourage printed on flex. We used a dollop of earth as a symbolic idol for worshipping, used all biodegradable material to conduct the puja and immersed them in the streams and rivers as per the convenience of each temple administration,” Uday Kumar, the committee’s president told The Hindu.Five years later, the committee members realised that the non-biodegradable flex were also prone to tearing.“In 2016, we decided to change to a fibreglass idol. The bigger temple at Bawngkawn has a 5ft idol while the one at Om Mandir in Thuampui, our locality, is smaller,” said Pratap Chhetri, a local resident and State government employee.The locality has some 120 Gurkha families. About 20,000 of Mizoram’s 1.12 million people are Gurkhas, mostly descendants of soldiers the British had brought along 120 years ago.Mr. Kumar said each fibreglass Durga idol is stored in a consecrated place within the temple complex after the Puja and brought out for the next year’s celebration. “You can say we don’t throw our Mother Goddess away after we are through with worshipping her. She is always around us,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: June 28, 2016 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL New Delhi: Oath Ceremony of Rajya Sabha Members (B+A) New Delhi : Swadeshi Jagran Manch (A+B) Guwahati: Assam CM during a function organized by UNICEF and Sarbasiksha Abhiyan Mission (A) New Delhi: Launch of Stepathlon Kids (A+B) Mumbai: Police investigate robbery at a firm (B) New Delhi: National Conference of the State Panchayati Raj Ministers (B) INTERNATIONAL Cincinnati: Hillary Clinton, is introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass at a rally (A) Washington :Reagan Barklage of St. Louis and other anti-abortion activists demonstrate (A) Paris : Egyptian businessman Mohammed Al Fayedand wife of former French President Jacques Chirac pose for a photograph (A) Chicago : Hillary Clinton arrives to speak (B) Berlin : Angela Merkel, P M of Italy Matteo Renzi and thePresident of France brief the media (A) Seoul : Currency traders talk (A) Marrakech : U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama at the Menara Airport (B) Los Angeles : premiere of “The Legend of Tarzan” (B) Ramadi : Displaced women and children who fled the Islamic State-held (B) Washington : Barack Obama, shrugs his shoulders as he listens to Lynx player Lindsay Whalen (A) Kakata : U.S. first lady Michelle Obama laughs with Peace Corps members (A) SPORTS Saint-Denis/Nice: Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match A+B) Buenos Aires : Fans of the Argentina national soccer team wait for players (A+B) PTI PHOTO GCS/RSM PSlast_img read more

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Gopichand get BMWs; Sachin lauds them

first_imgHyderabad, Aug 28 (PTI) Accolades continued to pour on the trio of PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar, all of whom were today presented luxury cars for their Olympic performance by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who lauded their efforts as the beginning of a wonderful journey for Indian sports.Hyderabad District Badminton Association president Chamundeshwarnath gifted BMW cars to the three girls along with badminton coach Pullela Gopichand for their achievements in the recently-concluded Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function held at the Gopichand Badminton Academy here.Under the guidance of Gopichand, Sindhu clinched the silver medal in womens singles, making her the first Indian woman sportsperson to win a silver in the Olympics. Wrestler Sakshi had bagged a bronze in womens freestyle 58kg class.Dipa, who missed the medal by a whisker, had finished fourth in the vault event and stunned the world by attempting the risky Produnova vault.On the occasion, Tendulkar said, “This is a wonderful moment for Indian sport. Journey begins here, I am sure this doesnt stop here, we all will be joining that journey and are there to support you. You will keep us giving number of occasions to celebrate.””The entire nation is happy at this moment and jumping with joy, there are greater things to come,” he further said.The batting maestro also praised Gopichand for being a good role model to the budding shuttlers.advertisement”Gopichand you have been a wonderful role model, you have gone a notch higher. We all admire you. You are a real hero. We need your guidance in getting more medals. I thank various other coaches also,” the batting maestro said.”Your preparation…sacrificed so many things…you are not allowed to eat certain things and phones were kept aside, to enable you to focus,” Tendulkar said.”We are extremely proud of you, we all are praying for you, we all support you now that you have said you want to convert bronze into gold and silver into gold (in the next Tokyo Olympic games),” he said referring to the medals won by Sakshi and Sindhu. (MORE) PTI VVK ARS GK PM PMlast_img read more

Twitter to conclude negotiations about selling itself

first_imgTwitter Inc has told potential acquirers it is seeking to conclude negotiations about selling itself by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, according to people familiar with the matter.The timeline is hugely ambitious in the context of most mergers and acquisitions, given that Twitter began mulling a sale only last month. It is the clearest sign yet that Chief Executive Jack Dorsey is pushing to provide clarity to shareholders and employees over the company’s future as quickly as possible.Binding acquisition offers are due in the next two weeks, and Twitter has already whittled down the field of potential acquirers, the people said this week. Salesforce.com Inc is in the running, while Google parent Alphabet Inc, and Walt Disney Co have also been contemplating bids, the people added.Recode reported on Wednesday, citing sources it did not identify, that Google would not move forward with a bid to acquire Twitter.It is not certain the process will result in a sale, the Reuters sources cautioned. The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential.Twitter and Salesforce declined to comment. Disney and Google did not return requests for comment.With Salesforce.com, Twitter might turn its focus to customer service communications and mining its database of tweets for business intelligence. Google would likely be most interested in the social and news dimensions of Twitter. Disney, by contrast, might see it as a way to expand the reach of its sports and entertainment programming.advertisementAlso Read: Twitter acquires Magic Pony machine learning startup Twitter has struggled to generate revenue growth and profit, despite having some 313 million average monthly active users and a growing presence as a source of news.The company missed Wall Street’s sales expectations in both the first and second quarters of 2016, according to Thomson Reuters StarMine, and has yet to produce a net profit in 11 quarters as a public company.It has also failed to keep pace with rivals, notably Facebook Inc’s Instagram and Snapchat. Both now boast more users than Twitter by most measures, even though they are much newer, and advertisers have begun to migrate their ad dollars accordingly.Dorsey, who returned to Twitter as chief executive more than a year ago, has been part of Disney’s board since 2013.Twitter went public in November 2013 at $26 a share. The shares peaked above $74 just over a month after its IPO, but have been on a steady downward trajectory since.Also Read: Twitter to share ad revenue on videos by US userslast_img read more

Asian Games medallist Divya Kakran slams Delhi government for lack of support

first_imgAsian Games 2018 bronze medallist Divya Kakran lashed out at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government for lack of support for the athletes.At a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday, Divya told Kejriwal that she could have won gold at the Games with proper support from the government.”You’ve gathered us today to congratulate us but there’s no support provided when we need it most. If we’re given that support at the right time then we can even win gold,” Divya said.”I’d won a medal at the Commonwealth Games (in Gold Coast, Australia, earlier this year) and you had told me that I will receive more help going forward. I gave all the help I needed in writing but even my phone calls were not answered,” Divya added.Also read – People questioned my abilities before Asian Games 2018: Swapna BarmanDivya won the medal at the Games after beating Taiwan’s Chen Wenling in the 68kg category bronze medal match. It was her first medal at the Asian Games.Meanwhile, Kejriwal during the ceremony announced that the prize money for the state players who won medals at Asian games will be increased.The prize money of gold medalists has been raised from 20 lakhs to 1 crore, silver medalists will now be entitled to an amount of 75 lakhs instead of 14 lakhs. The bronze medal winners also got a raise from existing 10 lakhs to 50 lakhs.Also read – Business class for official irks Indian athletes flying back from Asiad in economyadvertisementKejriwal stated that the government would also arrange employment for the medal winners.”We have raised reward amount for winners of Asian Games.Reward for gold medallists raised from Rs.20 lakhs to Rs.1 Crore, for silver medalists from Rs.14 lakhs to Rs.75 lakhs, for bronze medalists from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.50 lakhs,” Kejriwal said.Also read – Didn’t have time to think about pain, says Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman”Also, we will arrange employment for them,” he added.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Jason Holder declines getting into the 500-run debate

first_imgWest Indies skipper Jason Holder refused to get swept away by talk of records and breaking through the 500-run mark as his side prepared for Friday’s World Cup clash with Pakistan at Trent Bridge.England racked up a one-day international world record of 481 for six in 50 overs against Australia at the same Nottingham ground a year ago.West Indies also smashed an exuberant 421 runs, including 18 sixes and a century for Shai Hope, in a final warm-up game against New Zealand in Bristol that sent a few ripples through the game.Holder has said he wants his eighth-ranked team to fly under the radar in England and he was not about to add to any hype when asked on Thursday whether his big-hitters were ready to make a statement.”I don’t want to sit here and try to predetermine what’s going to happen,” he told reporters.”I think where the game has gone now, especially in England, there have been some high totals but there have been totals where I saw one or two games lately that were relatively low scoring. It can happen,” he added.”That’s the way cricket is played, and that’s the nature of the game. I just don’t want to sit before a game and say we’re looking to score 500 or 600. I just want to play it as we see it and assess the conditions like any other game.”Holder said Hope, who said after the New Zealand match that he saw 500 as a definite goal with West Indies having the firepower to achieve the breakthrough at some point, was confident and on the form.advertisement”I think he’s worked out pretty much his method of scoring in this format,” he said of the 25-year-old Barbadian.”It’s really good to see a young batter stepping up and being as consistent as he has been and leading the charge for us, and obviously we’ve got power around him and some other touch players.”Holder said his team was free of injuries, giving him something of a selection headache.Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has tipped West Indies, winners of the tournament from the outset in 1975 and 1979, to spring a few surprises with their batsmen.”My semi-finalists would be India, England, Australia, and the West Indies. It’ll be one of those that win,” he told the ICC website.”Normally Pakistan is the unpredictable team, but this West Indies team is so unpredictable. The way they beat New Zealand was some, some cricket.”Also Read | Mohammad Amir doubtful for Pakistan’s World Cup opener against West IndiesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Being underdogs suits New Zealand, says James FranklinAlso Seelast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A10s poster leak suggests India launch, will bring dual cameras, fingerprint sensor at a low price

first_imgLast week, there were reports that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy A10s in India soon. The report mentioned that the Galaxy A10 variant could come to India priced at Rs 8,990 with a dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy A10s now seems like a reality as a new report reveals what looks to be an official poster of the smartphone, suggesting it will indeed launch in India soon.91Mobiles got hold of an official poster of the Galaxy A10s that it obtained from retail chain sources. The poster only gives us a clear look of the display, which is edge-to-edge with a waterdrop notch. The Galaxy A10s is expected to sport the same 6.2-inch Infinity-V display as the Galaxy A10. The major upgrades, however, will be seen on the back. The Galaxy A10s will offer a dual camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, both of which were missing from the regular Galaxy A10. To recall, the Galaxy A10 comes with a single rear camera and only face unlock for biometric login. The two new additions to the A10s is probably why the phone may cost Rs 1,000 more than the original A10.Based on a reported by SamMobile last week, the Galaxy A10s will be priced at Rs 8,990 and may launch in India some time this week, which is yet to happen. However, a separate report by 91Mobiles recently suggested that Samsung will keep the price of the A10s similar to the A10 at Rs 7,990. If the latter is true, it would make the A10s fall in the same line as the Redmi 7 and Realme 3i, which are some of the most affordable phones to offer dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor.advertisementThe Galaxy A10s is also expected to get a larger 4,000mAh battery compared to the A10 which gets a 3,400mAh battery. Meanwhile, we expect the same Exynos 7884 octa-core SoC to power the Galaxy A10s as it does the A10.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A10s may launch at Rs 8,990, here’s how it will be different from A10last_img read more

& Sons Garment Co. Makes Some Wonderful Woven Shirts

first_img Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States While there is a veritable sea of woven shirt options in the market, Canadian label & Sons Garment Co. stands out from the pack with its high quality, small batch assortment of subtly designed shirts in delicious fabrics – all at affordable prices. Launched by longtime fashion veteran Patrick Williams two years ago, the collection is a definite go-to for collared casual tops and a somewhat under-the-radar brand that is totally worth knowing about.Williams recently gave me the story behind his brand.What is your background?I worked for Levi’s for over 23 years in product development and sourcing and finished up in Hong Kong and I chose to come back to Canada. I launched & Sons five seasons ago. I had done product for Levi’s pretty much all my life so I decided why not do it myself? My thinking was to narrow it down to just one product category and do it well. I chose shirts.What makes your shirts special?It’s a premium casual shirt that’s meant to be worn with jeans so I do a lot of pieces in denim with laser etching. Those are things that no one else even has at this point in time.What is your favorite shirt you offer?It’s difficult to say. It’s like asking me which one is my favorite son. But I like the denim pieces that I do with laser etching or my prints. Everything is my own creation, ideas and concepts and every piece has its own likeness so I wouldn’t be able to tell you which is my favorite shirt. There are so many.But in the current season the Cuban print was my favorite shirt and the other one is the overdyed linen one is another great piece. I wanted to do something about Cuba before the talk was in the air about Cuba opening up to tourism.Who is the & Sons customer?Young professionals who are 25 to 40 and who are looking for a quality shirt at value-for-money pricing. It’s not just a hyped up brand but an actual quality shirt. I do things that are not in your face and I am just playing in one category. When someone comes close enough they do appreciate what I’m doing be it the hand feel or the print or the overall quality of the shirt itself.What’s next for the brand?I am trying to stay true to wanting to make a statement with my shirts. I’ve used fabrics that I should have otherwise done in a jacket. It was more of a heavier fabric but I still did it in a woven shirt to give it a sort of overshirt feel. My accounts have told me it wouldn’t be a stretch to add in a blazer or jackets. I still need to process that but that might be something I would do.But I want to be known for men’s casual, premium woven shirts. I want to be the leader in this category. Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Pornlast_img read more

Chinese Business Delegation Eyes Investment Opportunities in Morocco

Rabat – Business delegation members from China discussed investments opportunities in Morocco on Monday with several Moroccan officials in Rabat. The delegation met with the president of the Kenitra-Rabat-Salé region, Abdessamad Sekkal, and discussed market opportunities for Chinese projects in the region as well as measures to promote and strengthen business ties between the two countries.The meeting was marked by the presence of Mohammed Khalil, president of the Morocco-China Friendship and Exchanges Association and Ding Houfei, president of Islamic-Chinese Council. The two sides agreed to collaborate to further promote China-Morocco cooperation in different sectors, especially business and investments.During their business gathering, Morocco’s officials and the Chinese delegation signed a partnership framework that will focus on business interactions between the Kenitra-Rabat-Sale region and Chinese companies.Earlier this month, China and Morocco also agreed on the establishment of a joint venture to monitor the construction of residential complexes and industrial firms of the Mohammed VI Tangier Tech City. read more

US hedge fund to vote against Canopys proposed US34B acquisition of Acreage

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — A U.S. hedge fund says it will vote against Canopy Growth’s proposed acquisition of Acreage Holdings, saying the US$3.4-billion offer is “substantially lower” than the U.S. cannabis company’s worth.Marcato Capital Management, which manages funds that own roughly 2.7 per cent of Acreage’s outstanding shares, says the deal is “unbelievably lopsided” in favour of the Canadian cannabis company.The San Francisco-based activist investor adds in its letter to Acreage’s board that its strategic value as one of the few multi-state operators in the U.S. merits a “significant premium.”Marcato says it also expects enterprise values of cannabis companies in the U.S. will skyrocket once it becomes legal under federal law, and prefers that Acreage remains independent.Canopy announced last month that it had signed a deal to buy Acreage once there was a “federally permissible” way to do so.Cannabis is legal for medical and recreational purposes in several U.S. states, but it remains illegal at the federal level in the U.S. and is considered a Schedule 1 drug.However, the political climate in the U.S. is becoming more receptive to cannabis. For example, the bipartisan STATES Act — which would amend the Controlled Substances Act and could effectively make cannabis federally legal in states where recreational consumption is legal — was reintroduced in Congress last month.“Marcato believes it is highly imprudent for Acreage to sell itself today at the proposed valuation, with so much unlocked growth and value embedded in the company,” the hedge fund said in its letter to the board. Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED) The Canadian Press read more

Protest over mass arrest

A protest was staged along Baseline road this evening against a mass arrest of suspected criminals in the Borella area today.The police said that during a special operation at least 28 suspects were arrested over their involvement in criminal activities. Angered by the arrest, several people took to the streets near the railway grounds on Baseline Road last evening and staged a protest by burning tyres and disrupting traffic. The protestors were demanding the release of the suspects who had been arrested saying they were arrested based on false allegations.The police later used teargas and water cannons to disperse the protestors. Commandos of the police Special Task Force (STF) carried out the sudden raid this morning.

UN relief agency makes school grants to Palestinian refugee children in Gaza

A United Nations relief agency has distributed 100 shekels (about $25) apiece to Palestinian refugee children to cover the costs of school bags, uniforms and shoes in the Gaza Strip, infusing noticeable economic activity into a region that has reached an unprecedented level of unemployment following the suspension of much foreign aid.This gives new meaning to the phrase “education is our economy,” said Muhasen Muhaisen, Chief of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Education department in Gaza, which has been particularly hard hit since Israel stopped tax transfers and other countries suspended contributions to the Palestinian Authority (PA) following the Hamas election victory in January.Israel and international donors insist that Hamas, whose charter is committed to Israel’s destruction, must subscribe to the principles of non-violence, recognize Israel’s right to exist, and accept previous agreements and obligations, including the UN-backed Roadmap plan providing for two states living side by side in peace.Various UN agencies have warned regularly over the past months of a looming humanitarian emergency in the occupied Palestinian territories. Given the dire economic situation, Mrs. Muhaisen stressed that families in Gaza are placing a premium on the education of their children and that the rock-bottom drop-out rate, an estimated 0.64 percent, reflected this.She insisted that most parents use the 100 shekels per child for school expenses rather than for food: they “closed their mouths [didn’t eat] and used the 100 shekels [per child] for school supplies,” she said. Established in 1949 after the first Israeli-Arab war, UNRWA is the main provider of basic services – education, health, relief and social services – to over 4.3 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East. read more

Direct existential threat of climate change nears point of no return warns

The pledge made by world leaders in the Paris Agreement three years ago to stop temperature rising by less than 2-degree-Celsius and working to keep the increase as close as possible to 1.5-degree-Celsius, “were really the bare minimum to avoid the worst impacts of climate change,” said Secretary-General Guterres, in a landmark speech on climate action, at UN Headquarters in New York.“The mountain in front of us is very high but it is not insurmountable. We know how to scale it,” he continued.“Put simply, we need to put the brake on deadly greenhouse gas emissions and drive climate action,” he added, calling for a shift away from the dependency on fossil fuels towards cleaner energy and away from deforestation to more efficient use of resources.Put simply, we need to put the brake on deadly greenhouse gas emissions and drive climate actionThe UN chief went on to say that such a shift in thinking is where “enormous benefits await humankind.”“I have heard the argument – usually from vested interests – that tackling climate change is expensive and could harm economic growth. This is hogwash. In fact, the opposite is true,” he stressed.In his message, Mr. Guterres highlighted the huge economic costs of climate change and the opportunities presented by climate action. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeA family in Uvs Province, Mongolia, using a solar panel to generate power for their ger, a traditional Mongolian tentClimate action, socio-economic progress mutually supportive“Climate action and socio-economic progress are mutually supportive, with gains of 26 trillion dollars predicted by 2030 compared with business as usual, if we pursue the right path,” he said, citing the findings of the recent Climate Economy report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate Change.The benefits transcend monetary figures.“Climate-resilient water supply and sanitation could save the lives of more than 360,000 infants every year, clean air has vast benefits for public health [and] in China and the United States, new renewable energy jobs now outstrip those created in the oil and gas industries,” explained Mr. Guterres, noting several examples from across the world of climate action resulting in enormous benefits for countries and communities.Underscoring that important strides are being made, the UN chief highlighted the imperative to speed up these transitions.There is another reason to act – moral duty … the world’s richest nations are the most responsible for the climate crisis, yet the effects are being felt first and worst by the poorest nations and the most vulnerable peoples and communities“And for that to happen, the leaders of the world need to step up. The private sector, of course, is poised to move, and many are doing so.In his remarks, Secretary-General Guterres highlighted the skewed impact of the climate crisis on vulnerable nations and urged richer countries to do more to assist them.Looking ahead, the UN chief emphasized that he would be reiterating this message at the General Assembly’s high level segment later in the month as well as at other key events, including the G7 and G20 meetings of world leaders; and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings.“The time has come for our leaders to show they care about the people whose fate they hold in their hands. We need them to show they care about the future,” he stressed. UN Photo/Rick BajornasIn 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres walks through a neighbourhood destroyed by back-to-back hurricanes in Codrington town, Antigua and Barbuda. He visited the country to survey the devastation and offer support from the Organization.Climate Summit in 2019Mr. Guterres further announced that in September 2019, he will convene a Climate Summit to bring climate action to the top of the international agenda and unveiled the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba, a former Mexican diplomat, as his Special Envoy to lead its preparations.The Summit, he said, will focus on the heart of the problem – the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience could make the biggest difference – as well as provide leaders and partners the opportunity to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition.“I am calling on all leaders to come to next year’s Climate Summit prepared to report not only on what they are doing, but what more they intend to do when they convene in 2020 for the UN climate conference and where commitments will be renewed and surely ambitiously increased,” he said.In the same vein, the Secretary-General called on civil society and young people to push the agenda of climate action.“There is no more time to waste. We are careering towards the edge of the abyss,” warned Mr. Guterres, adding that though it is not too late to shift course, “every day that passes means the world heats up a little more and the cost of our inaction mounts.”“Every day we fail to act is a day that we step a little closer towards a fate that none of us wants – a fate that will resonate through generations in the damage done to humankind and life on earth.” read more

Brock to honour first Librarian Emeritus

Following a 25-year career as a Brock librarian and researcher, Marcie Jacklin will be presented with the University’s first Librarian Emeritus designation at Fall Convocation on Friday, Oct. 12.Although several other universities have bestowed the honorific title for years, this will be the first time Brock will be honouring its own. Changes made by Senate in 2017 to the University’s Faculty Handbook will allow the designation to be offered to every Librarian IV — the highest ranking a University librarian can hold — upon retirement. “This is a noteworthy achievement for members of Brock’s Library,” said Mark Robertson, University Librarian. “Librarians have long supported researchers in their endeavors, but the Librarian Emeritus title recognizes the significant role that librarians at Brock have as researchers in their own right.”During her 25 years at Brock, Jacklin pursued several areas of research such as active learning for library instruction as well as ways to increase connections to nature for seniors and young people.Her passion for nature and birding led Jacklin to assist with the bibliography for the Niagara Natural Areas Inventory and contribute four chapters to Niagara Birds: A Compendium of articles and species accounts of the birds of the Niagara Region in Ontario.In 2015, Jacklin received a grant from the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre to study the impact of installing bird feeders at a nursing home. Along with Brock PhD in Sustainability candidate Kerrie Pickering, Jacklin studied the wellness of residents before and after the exposure to bird feeders.“We were overwhelmed by the positive impact this exposure to nature had on the residents, their families and staff,” she said.Since retiring in June 2017, Jacklin has been focused on developing her passions. In addition to being involved as a community activist in Fort Erie, she remains an active bird watcher and has travelled to Africa within the past year to catch a glimpse of the continent’s feathered friends. She also plans to continue leading nature walks for Brock’s annual employee Wellness Day.Although Jacklin is still involved with research in her retirement, the part she enjoyed most about her role as a librarian was instruction. In 2005, she developed an instruction program based on feedback from students and was able to report her findings in a scholarly journal article. As demands for her instruction program increased, she moved it online, and it became a regular part of the curriculum.“I am grateful to the students who answered my surveys, as well as faculty and staff who partnered with me,” she said. “The collaborative learning environment turned my style of instruction and research in an entirely new direction.”Jacklin is appreciative of her colleagues at the Library and the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre who supported the Librarian Emeritus distinction and encouraged her to purse her instruction activities and research interests.She is thrilled to be Brock’s first honouree.“I think it is a wonderful acknowledgment of the role that librarians play in enhancing the research skills of students and assisting faculty with their research, as well as the professional research that librarians at Brock are engaged in,” she said. read more

312 WWE Results Atlantic City NJ Iron Man Main Event

first_img Nikki Bella Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Pinterest Drew Mcintyre Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Videos Articles Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Videos Articles 3/12 WWE Results: Atlantic City, New Jersey* Dolph Ziggler & The Usos def. The Miz & The Dudley Boyz.* Rusev def. Sin Cara.* Neville & Damien Sandow def. Heath Slater & Curtis Axel.* Ryback def. Tyler Breeze.* WWE United States Champion Kalisto def. Alberto Del Rio.* Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks def. Naomi & Tamina.* Big Show & Kane def. Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman.* WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens def. AJ Styles in a 30 Minute Iron Man match two falls to one in the main event.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournamentlast_img read more

Grand Ronde appeals ruling to allow La Center casino

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Grand Ronde tribe is appealing a decision to allow the Cowlitz tribe to build a casino in La Center, Washington, to the U.S. Supreme Court.The Statesman Journal reports that the Grand Ronde tribe has decided to appeal the decision to the federal high court after the U.S. Circuit Court of appeals denied its request on July 29. Tribal members were informed of the filing decision at an Aug. 31 council meeting.The tribe is contesting a lower court’s ruling to allow the Cowlitz tribe to establish a reservation in Clark County, Washington. The Cowlitz tribe plans to build a 368,000-square-foot casino there.The Grand Ronde tribe estimates it will lose 41 percent of its revenue if the Cowlitz tribe’s Ilani casino is permitted to open.last_img

San Diego State University sets new record for applications for 2018 school

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego State University set new records for the number of students who applied for admission for next year — 68,475 prospective freshmen and 25,135 transfers.It’s the first time SDSU has topped 90,000 total applications, and marks an 11 percent increase over last year. Applications to SDSU have been increasing“This robust interest in SDSU reflects the excellence of our academic and research programs and our national reputation,” said SDSU President Sally Roush.Incoming freshmen were most interested in majors in biology, business, nursing and psychology.School officials said applicants can expect to receive acceptance notifications in March. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego State University FacebookTwitter Posted: December 19, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img San Diego State University sets new record for applications for 2018 school year December 19, 2017 Updated: 4:41 PMlast_img read more

AMC Preview Less Time Defending Print More Time Pushing Brands

first_imgWhen the American Magazine Conference kicks off in San Francisco on Sunday, it will do so against a tumultuous backdrop—the U.S. financial crisis, hemorrhaging advertising dollars and newsstand circulation worries top-of-mind for most magazine publishers.Which is why, perhaps, for the first time in recent memory, the Magazine Publishers of America, the association behind AMC, will urge those in attendance at the three-day conference to stop worrying about the future of print—and start worrying about the future of their magazine brands.“I say in my opening remarks that we [publishers] spend a lot of time defending print,” Michela O’Connor Abrams, president and publisher of Dwell and AMC chair, told FOLIO:. “We need to spend less time protesting, and more time talking about how the entrepreneurial vision that built these magazine brands is going to translate them across platforms anywhere, anytime.”“Print,” she added, “is not going away.” Paul Saffo, noted “futurist,” is scheduled to deliver a keynote on “the future of magazines in a post-information age.”Abrams said she hopes attendees will leave the conference with “tangible” takeaways. “We have a two-and-a-half hour working session,” she said. “We’ve always wanted a real working day, and this year we’ll finally get one.”Currently, the conference has 420 registered attendees, about the same number as last year according to the MPA. “My goal was 450,” Abrams said. “But given the economy, we’re happy with [that number].”As has become AMC’s tradition of lining up politicians as keynoters, this year’s conference will have no shortage partisan posturing. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House, is scheduled to open the conference on Sunday (“she hasn’t cancelled yet,” Abrams said) and Republican California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be interviewed by Time editor Richard Stengel on Tuesday.[EDITOR’S NOTE: Red 7 Media general manager Tony Silber will be blogging and filing news reports from the conference. Check foliomag.com and foliomag.com/blogs throughout the week for his dispatches.]last_img read more

Mohandas Pai to head SEBI Fintech committee Paytm founder among those on

first_imgReuters FileThe Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has constituted a ten-member committee to advise the body on matters of financial and regulatory technologies with an aim to upgrade and modernise the Indian securities market.The panel will be chaired by former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education, according to the Sebi website.The members of the panel include Paytm founder and chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chief of the National Payments Corporation of India A P Hota and chief architect of the Aadhaar identification system Pramod Varma, BloombergQuint reported.The panel will “examine, deliberate and advise Sebi” on fintech solutions for “widening and deepening” of the securities markets through new products like robo-finance, automated trading systems, equity crowdfunding and dark pools.The committee will advise Sebi to use existing financing platforms — both traditional and alternative (e.g. peer to peer lending and equity crowd-funding) — to better effect.The panel will also work towards reducing the overall costs of the transaction and improve ease of doing business through financial technologies. Mohandas Pai- Reuters Vijay Sekhar Sharma- Wiki commonsThe committee will also recommend the approach the regulator should take and the regulatory framework suitable for Indian market conditions.The objective of the panel will be to prepare the country’s securities market for adopting new fintech solutions so that Sebi is able to promote the market integrity, develop the market, protect consumers, support business models, market disruptions and manage changes, Mint reported.Also, the panel is mandated with the duty to assess technological solutions for regulatory functions. Additionally, the committee will help Sebi in the creation of cyber security standards for the securities market and a technology risk management framework for market participants, said the Sebi release. SEBI’S 10 member Fintech PanelIBT Raghavendra Nlast_img read more

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation We dont know

first_img“Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” the Atlantic asked in a provocative and widely read 2017 cover story. That article, by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge, summarized the correlational data linking teen mental health with technology and suggested the answer was yes. There’s also a sense, in the conventional wisdom, that the answer must be yes. Teens in the United States are coming of age at a time when digital technology is truly ubiquitous, where smartphones are our “constant companions.” These youth are also, according to national surveys, increasingly in crisis. Here are some of the most troubling statistics. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of high schoolers who contemplated suicide increased 25 percent. The number of teens diagnosed with clinical depression grew 37 percent between 2005 and 2014. It could be that more teens are willing to admit they’re struggling and are seeking help. But deaths by suicide among teens have increased as well. A recent study found that poisoning attempts by girls ages 10 to 12 increased 268 percent from 2010 to 2017. center_img As adults have noticed these trends, they’ve begun to worry: It’s the phones. Public fears about smartphones aren’t limited to mood disorders like depression, or rates of anxiety. There’s panic about gaming or tech “addiction,” and that we’re losing our ability to focus or remember due to the ubiquity of digital tech. These concerns are easily lumped together into one overarching fear: Tech is messing with our minds. Read the whole story: Voxlast_img read more