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Yearend campaign invites public to share why they love Costa Rica

Yearend campaign invites public to share why they love Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference Costa Rica takes New York: Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program More U.S. tourists are taking vacations in Central America As a U.S. citizen living in Costa Rica, I’ve always felt a little sad about the fact that Black Friday is alive and well here without the counterweight of gratitude that Thanksgiving and, more recently, Giving Tuesday can represent. Of course, you don’t need a holiday to be thankful and give back, but it can be nice to have an outward reminder of what’s important. That’s why I’ve loved working on the #GraciasCostaRica campaign launched on Giving Tuesday (this past Dec. 1) by the Costa Rica U.S.A. Foundation for Cooperation, or CRUSA, where I am the development officer.The idea behind the campaign is pretty simple: Everyone who loves Costa Rica has a story, and we want to hear yours. Costa Ricans, international residents, one-time visitors, and even fans of the country who are still dreaming of coming here one day are invited to visit the campaign website, tell the world what they love most about the country – in English or Spanish – and upload a photo or video, if desired.No donation is required. We’ve been thrilled to see that many participants are inspired to check out the projects on the page and make a gift after they leave their message, but simply by joining in and sharing your message with your friends and family, you’ll help draw attention to the nonprofit initiatives in education, conservation and rural development that are featured on CRUSA’s unique binational donation platform, operated through Amigos of Costa Rica, a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as our branch in Washington, D.C.This week, you can even trigger a donation from someone else just by uploading a message. Donors to various projects will match messages with a gift. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Cosí restaurants will match every message that mentions ASOBITICO with a donation to the International Baccalaureate in Public Schools program; on Thursday, Dec. 16, every message that mentions JumpStart will prompt a donation to JumpStart Costa Rica’s intensive English camps for low-income kids; and on Friday, Dec. 17, messages with the word “math” or “matemática” will be matched with a donation to the National Mathematics Reform that’s transforming public-school math programs. (Follow the campaign in Spanish or in English for further details on this week’s matching opportunities.)So far we’ve heard from celebrities such as news anchor Ginnés Rodríguez, television personality Mauricio Hoffman, and Mauricio “El Chunche” Montero of World Cup 1990 fame; expats who’ve shared their love for their adopted country; people who no longer live here, but who carry Costa Rica in their hearts or even started their families here; and, of course, Costa Ricans from far and wide, who have chosen to highlight their beloved hometowns or regions, snap a picture of themselves in the snow as they study abroad, or describe the causes close to their hearts. To see all of the messages left so far by people around the country and the world, visit us here.I invite readers of The Tico Times to join the campaign, active through Dec. 23, to help us end the year with a celebration of a country we love and a boost for projects that are working to give something back. Katherine Stanley Obando is The Tico Times’ arts and entertainment editor. She also is a freelance writer, translator, former teacher, development officer of the Costa Rica U.S.A. Foundation for Cooperation, and academic director of JumpStart Costa Rica. She lives in San José. Follow her on Twitter or visit her blog “The Dictionary of You,” where she writes about Costa Rican language and culture, and raising a child abroad.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Argentina deploys security forces against truckers

first_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img As the protest started generating fuel shortages Wednesday, Fernandez returned home early from a U.N. conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro and ordered security forces, including military police, to clear access to and from the refineries.Transportation minister Florencio Randazzo said a legal complaint will be filed against the head of the truckers union, Hugo Moyano, for the action. Moyano has clashed with Fernandez.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has ordered security forces to clear access to fuel refineries blocked by truckers demanding pay increases.In response, the powerful truckers union declared a national strike that could cause shortages in fuel and food.The truckers began blocking access roads to Argentina’s main refineries late Tuesday after talks with the government over a 30 percent pay hike broke down. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

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The Hurricane Effect on Housing

The Hurricane Effect on Housing

first_img Economy effects Federal Reserve Housing Starts Hurricane USA TODAY 2017-11-13 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, journal, News November 13, 2017 573 Views A report published Monday by USA Today states that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had fluctuating effects on the economy, specifically housing starts. For example, car sales were up and housing starts were down in September while those trends are likely to be reversed once October data is released, according to USA Today.USA Today reports on more evidence of the hurricanes having mixed results on the economy in September and October. While disruptions to refineries caused a spike in gasoline prices in September, pump prices fell nearly 1.5 percent in October, according to PNC Financial Services Group as cited in the report. Most telling of the effects of the hurricane, housing starts in September fell 4.7 percent. However, USA Today reports that economists expect the Department of Commerce on Friday to report an October rebound with starts rising 5.4 percent. The exact opposite happened with retail prices going up, as sales were bolstered by the hurricanes in September. Retail prices then only had a 0.1 percent increase, according to USA Today. These facts are not all telling, however. The report states that sales online and at clothing stores rose sharply while furniture, electronics, sporting goods and health and personal care stores all experienced drops.However, core prices, which don’t include volatile food and energy items, rose only modestly in September, despite damaged homes and vehicles being expected to push rent and auto prices up considerably, according to Lewis Alexander, an economist cited by USA Today. October data is expected to show a lag.Finally, the report states that the Labor Department is expected to report merely a 0.1 percent rise in consumer prices on Wednesday, which will push the annual gain to 2 percent from 2.2 percent. Core prices are also expected to rise by 0.2 percent, which leaves the 12-month increase unchanged at 1.7 percent. Despite all this, the Federal Reserve is still expected to raise interest rates in December.center_img Share The Hurricane Effect on Housinglast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of domestic violence.Dwyer was arrested Sept. 17 accused of hitting his wife over two days in July. He allegedly broke her nose with a head butt.Jonathan Dwyer pled not guilty. His next court date is 11/20 before Commissioner Jeffrey Rueter.— MC Superior Court (@courtpio) October 6, 2014 The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after his arrest. His wife, Kayla, left Arizona with their toddler son. Court documents said the boy had been hit by a shoe Dwyer had thrown. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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TEMPE — With 100 total yards from scrimmage agains

TEMPE — With 100 total yards from scrimmage agains

first_img TEMPE — With 100 total yards from scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, David Johnson would become the first player in NFL history to reach that mark in each of his team’s first 14 games in a season.With 255 receiving yards over the next three games, he would join Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only players to ever tally at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. The third-round pick out of Northern Iowa did not truly break out until later in the season, however, and since then has been one of the best offensive players in the entire NFL. He said he learns of his exploits mostly from social media, with others letting him know what exactly he is on the verge of accomplishing.Even his coach, who was notoriously hard on the running back earlier in the season, has come around.“That’s elite company, nobody,” Bruce Arians said of the possibility of Johnson being the first in history with 100 total yards from scrimmage in the first 14 games of a season. “That speaks for itself, really. The people that he’s being mentioned with are Hall of Fame guys, so for a second-year player, I think it’s outstanding.”“When you just talk about David, in any aspect, he’s a hard worker, smart guy, loved by his teammates,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “Obviously we know, as a group, he’s a special talent, so hopefully we can go out and continue to help him achieve great things, but we want team goals and team achievements as well. So we’ll see what happens but yeah, we like that guy.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On Thursday, Johnson said his goal over these final three games is to get wins, finish strong and yes, join the 1,000/1,000 club.“Two great running backs,” he said of the ranks he would then be among. “That would be great, a great achievement. It would be a great blessing. Hopefully I can do that.”Johnson, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday, is having the kind of season that makes you believe it is not only possible, but likely.Even if, apparently, he doesn’t even realize what all could be in store for him.“Oh, yeah, I forgot about that one — that would be cool too,” he said of the 100-yards from scrimmage streak. “I definitely, to be the only one to do that would be amazing, just to come out, not getting looked at much coming out of college and then being able to maybe break some records.”Johnson, as humble as ever, has risen to the top of the running back ranks rather quickly. Coincidentally, the very team he could set an NFL record against also happens to be the first one he ever scored a touchdown against, as in Week 1 of last season he took his only touch of the game, a swing pass, 55 yards for a game-clinching touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Fitzgerald went on to praise Johnson for his willingness to work hard and be coached, despite being so talented.“He’s got so many wonderful characteristics about him and you’re just proud to be a teammate of his,” he said.Fitzgerald has been to nine Pro Bowls and will go down as one of the greatest receivers to ever play the game, and yet seems to be in awe of what Johnson is able to do.Yet, Johnson said made sure to credit Fitzgerald for teaching him how to run effective routes and get open as a bigger receiver. The running back noted that the veteran wideout thinks he can catch better than him, though he claimed that’s a joke between the two.Fitzgerald did not want to take much credit for Johnson’s ascension, instead pointing to the team’s running backs coach, Stump Mitchell. One thing he would not accept, however, is that Johnson has better hands.“I used to always tease him about me being faster than him, but after the Saints game he put that to bed,” he said. “But I’m not going to give him the hands stuff — that’s one thing that he’s not going to ever have from me. No, I can’t give him that.” Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) scores a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Nick Bellore (50) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) That last line came with a smile, of course.In a season that has not gone the way the team had hoped, Johnson has absolutely been a bright spot. That he has played well is a surprise to few, but him having a record-setting campaign could not have been predicted, especially in his second season.But Johnson, however, said he was never lacking confidence. That, or motivation.“I just wanted to come out and prove myself and let them know that they didn’t waste a draft pick and they can rely on me to get the job done,” he said.Stories for pre-game readingThough the Cardinals no longer see the playoffs as an option, they maintain there is still something to play forFour Cardinals landed on ProFootballFocus’ Pro Bowl teamIn case you missed it, the Cardinals cut Michael Floyd earlier in the weekTyrann Mathieu is a competitor, so he wants to get back on the fieldQuarterback Zac Dysert is back on the 53-man rosterScooby Wright sees the Cardinals as ‘a good opportunity’Larry Fitzgerald was not pleased after the Cardinals released Michael FloydThe Cardinals’ offensive line has been shuffled once againThe Saints have the NFL’s top offense; the Cardinals have the league’s best defensecenter_img The Cardinals would like to finish the home part of their schedule on a high noteMiscellany– With a win, the Cardinals would post their seventh season of at least five home wins since moving over to University of Phoenix Stadium.– Larry Fitzgerald needs 88 receiving yards to pass Reggie Wayne for ninth place on the NFL’s all-time receiving list. With one catch, he would have a reception in 193 consecutive games, and with seven catches he would establish a new NFL record for receptions in a player’s first 200 career games, passing Jerry Rice (1,115).– Carson Palmer needs 300 passing yards to have 22 such performances as a Cardinal, which would tie him with Kurt Warner for the most in franchise history.– With one sack, Calais Campbell would tie Simeon Rice for second place on the franchise’s all-time sacks list with 53.5. With two sacks, Campbell would notch his seventh career season with six or more sacks, extending his franchise record for a defensive lineman.Follow Adam Green on Twitter Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires In Cardinals history, the record for most total yardage in a season — including return yards — belongs to Terry Metcalf, who had 2,462 in 1975. However, 1,268 of those were return yards.Johnson, who has not returned a kick this season, is up to 1,830 yards and is unlikely to catch Metcalf, though he is on pace to finish with a top-five season.The running back says all of this is attainable for him as long as he continues to do his job and fulfill his responsibilities while learning how to be an effective route runner. He has spent time talking and working with receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who himself said he would like to see Johnson reach 1,000 receiving yards.“That would be great,” he said. “We all want him to be able to do that, and I think if he’s able to accomplish that, I don’t know if anybody in the league can say they’ve had a better year than David Johnson.“I know the team hasn’t had the kind of success we want, but David Johnson has been a bell cow from opening game to last week — in nasty conditions, the guy still was able to get it done — that’s just the kind of player he is, and we’re very fortunate to have him.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Terfel like others exits troubled Met Opera Tos

first_imgTerfel, like others, exits troubled Met Opera ‘Tosca’ by The Associated Press Posted Dec 12, 2017 4:35 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Metropolitan Opera could retitle its troubled new production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” calling it “And Then There Were None.”Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has withdrawn from the role of Scarpia due to vocal fatigue, the Met said Tuesday. The staging, which opens on New Year’s Eve, previously lost its original soprano, tenor and conductor, plus its first replacement conductor.Terfel has not sung at the Met since 2012. He will be replaced by Zeljko Lucic.David McVicar directs the production, which takes over from a maligned 2009 staging by Luc Bondy that had trouble attracting spectators and was retired after just 59 performances over five seasons.The Jan. 27 matinee will be televised to movie theatres worldwide.Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, scheduled to sing Cavaradossi, withdrew in March, deciding he did not want to leave his home in Europe and spend the holiday season rehearsing in New York. He was replaced by Vittorio Grigolo.Soprano Kristine Opolais was to have sung the title role but withdrew in June, with the company citing personal reasons. She was replaced by Sonya Yoncheva. That decision was announced a month after her mediocre rendition of “Vissi d’arte” (“I lived for art”) — Tosca’s signature aria — during a gala commemorating the 50th anniversary of the company’s move to Lincoln Center.Conductor Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Opolais’ husband, was replaced in July by Met music director emeritus James Levine.Levine was replaced by Emmanuel Villaume, an announcement made on Dec. 5, two days after the Met suspended its relationship with Levine pending an investigation by the company of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from the 1960-80s. Levine later denied the allegations.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 2, 2019 1:03 pm PDT US government returns painting stolen by Nazis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — The U.S. government has returned a painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II to the heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced Tuesday that the 1639 work by Salomon Koninck was returned to two heirs of Jewish art collector Adolphe Schloss.The painting titled “A Scholar Sharpening His Quill” was stolen by the Nazis in France and taken to Adolph Hitler’s personal headquarters in Munich.Authorities say the painting resurfaced in November 2017 when a Chilean art dealer tried to sell it through a New York-based auction house. The FBI seized it until a judge authorized its release.Berman says returning the painting restores a part of lost heritage, plundered by Nazis in a “sadistic and unjust” campaign.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2019 6:31 pm PDT LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially single, though more work is left before the terms of their divorce are final.Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Judge John W. Ouderkirk entered a judgment Friday, saying the couple is no longer married. Her name was also restored to just Jolie, not Jolie Pitt.The couple’s lawyers had asked for a bifurcated judgment, meaning that two married people can be declared single before all issues in the divorce are agreed upon.It’s not clear what issues remain unresolved in the divorce, but Jolie has filed papers saying Pitt wasn’t paying sufficient child support, which his attorneys disputed.The 43-year-old Jolie and the 55-year-old Pitt have six children. They were married in 2014, and Jolie filed for divorce in 2016.The Associated Press Judge says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now singlecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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The FCCC and its Kyoto Protocol are prime examples Parties can negotiate a finely balanced set of soft and hard obligations based on equity in relation to the architecture of the instrumentthe range and character of obligations within itthe degree of flexibility it allows different parties and the nature and extent of differentiation it contains The debate in India mistakenly conflates the form of the instrument with the character of GHG mitigation commitments within itthereby constructing the negotiation of a legally binding instrument exclusively as a threat Admittedlythe efforts of the USJapanCanadaRussia and the EU to shift the goalposts in these negotiations away from comforting (to developing countries) interpretations of differentiation will pose significant negotiating challenges for India Assuming we have the mettlewith our BASIC partnersto withstand such a challengethe negotiation of a new legally binding instrument built on the principles and provisions of the FCCC and its Kyoto Protocol could offer useful opportunities for India FirstIndia could insist on continued differentiation between mitigation commitments and actions in formcontent and stringency within this instrument In doing sogiven current politicsIndia may need to carefully re-imagine differentiation between partieswithouthowevermoving established goalposts or breaching our red lines SecondIndia could seek to create concrete enforceable obligations in relation to financetechnology and adaptation This would deliver the certaintypredictability and accountability developing countries have been seeking on assistance obligations ThirdIndia could advance its agenda items on equitable access to sustainable development, 4073 and 5059 at Aero City in Mohali. starring his rumoured girlfriend, Haasan will visit a medical camp and rain-affected areas."He will be visiting a medical camp which is set up by Narpani Iyakkam (Welfare Movement) at Annapoorna Marriage Hall CTH Road.and rain-affected area at Naryanapuram S Kolathur Road Pallikaranai next to Balaji Dental College" said the actor’s spokesperson File image of actor Kamal Haasan AFP The actor held back on the details of when he would launch his own party but said the application would be the first step in his political journey "This will be the first step I’m confident that you will contribute funds to me generously as you have in the past for our welfare activities" PTI had quoted Haasan as saying on Sunday at Kelambakkam to celebrate the 39th anniversary of his welfare association Kamal Haasan Narpani Iyakkam The mobile app he said will track all financial transactions Haasan who is now 63 had said he will not deposit the money raised in Swiss banks but will bring back cash stashed in them "Everyone is saying that the name of the political party will be revealed on my birthday 7 November But how can I name a child without giving birth to it first" he had said "I’m not waiting for anyone’s order right now I’m preparing I take a minimum of three months to prepare for just a movie role So I’m not in a hurry" Haasan had told the gathering Haasan had earlier caused outrage in political circles with his recent remark that "right- wing groups can not deny existence of Hindu terrorism" In fact a court on 4 November had fixed 22 November for hearing a complaing against him over this matter The complaint has accused Haasan of hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus by making the "inflammatory and derogatory remark of Hindu terrorism" It has sought a directive asking the actor to refrain from making such a remark given the public following he has With inputs from agencies By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: April 26 2016 1:00 pm Related News Lot of youngsters are guilty of pausing a riveting “Game of Thrones” episode not for the plot twists or to drool at actor Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow but for the hairdos that are so effortlessly worn by the female leads of the show It’s time for you to try those beautiful braids With “Game of Thrones” Season 6 on air Shailesh Moolya national creative director Lakmé Salon has rounded up two of the hottest hairdos spotted by the female leads that you should definitely try on your tresses this summer The Khaleesi Waterfall Braid *Wash and blow dry hair then divide hair into two sections Take a large section of hair from the top of each side of the head and Dutch braid it back *Tie braids together into a ponytail at the back of the head Take another section of hair on each side and Dutch braid it backwards *Tie the two braids together and include the ponytail from the first braids The Sansa Stark Updo *First wash and blow-dry hair straight for a neater cleaner look *Using your fingers section off some hair above the ears and braid it loosely downwards Repeat on the right side and use a transparent elastic band to secure the two sections of hair For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: August 5 2014 2:50 am Related News The hope that Modi has generated will have to confront the image of India’s bureaucracy and intelligence largely blamed for the poor implementation of projects and for getting involved in Nepal’s internal politics On Nepal Modi has much to be satisfied about But the challenges begin now Prime Minister Narendra Modi made every effort to be seen as Nepal’s best friend — a commoner a pilgrim the guardian of a Nepali in need and less of a prime minister of a big country By the time he left Nepal he had won the hearts and minds of the Nepalese imprinting deeply the idea that he alone has the will and ability to transform Nepal into a prosperous country His repeated emphasis on India’s respect for Nepal’s sovereignty and the message that missed opportunities of the past and failed promises should not act as speed-breakers in “our future journey to prosperity together” were perhaps aimed at looking ahead at the future not harping on the past Modi knew that all these personalities he projected would consolidate his image and goodwill in a country where India is perceived as a neighbour with a big gap between promise and delivery — and of late a neighbour that involves itself more in Nepal’s internal politics and pursues a policy of “divide and rule” Modi brought along with him Jeet Bahadur Saru Magar — a Nepali boy that he had a chance meeting with in Ahmedabad about 16 years ago and adopted — ostensibly to “reunite” him with his family that was discovered two years ago at Modi’s initiative Jeet had come to Nepal two years ago soon after the family was discovered and was in constant touch with them But Modi’s decision to bring Jeet along get his entire family to Kathmandu pose with them for a photo-op and give them gifts generated such publicity that this affair appears to have paid him the biggest dividend of his Nepal visit “Years ago I came here as a pilgrim And anyone who comes to Nepal once will always belong here [sic]” he said in Nepali before he began his extempore speech in the parliament By projecting the image of a benevolent guardian and a devotee of Shiva — from Somnath to Pashupatinath via Vishwanath — he could easily establish a bond with a predominantly Hindu Nepal a country with a potential for religious tourism Jawaharlal Nehru disapproved of then President Rajendra Prasad’s wish to go to the renovation ceremony of the Somnath temple in the early 1950s on the ground that it would set a wrong precedent in a secular country But almost 60 years later Nehru’s successor took pride in offering special worship at the Pashupatinath temple and spending an hour there as a devotee something none of India’s prime ministers before Modi had done That the new Indian prime minister is a commoner and “someone like us” was the general feeling in Nepal Was it all only part of diplomacy Nobody in Nepal seems to believe that at least for now But then Modi the prime minister was much at ease in delivering the messages he wanted to — that Nepali politicians must rise above partisan politics in making the constitution While he sent across the message that India would be happy if Nepal wrote a federal republican constitution he also said “that must bring poor and rich rural and urban hill mountain and Terai together” That was a clear disapproval of the identity-implying caste- and ethnicity-based federalism — a common agenda of the Maoists and Madhesi parties — something India had lent its support to earlier His emphasis was more on linking the country and its people with its diverse geography culture and socioeconomic strata than wedging a divide on caste and ethnic lines He also maintained his silence on whether India wishes Nepal to be a secular or a Hindu nation A quiet warning and praise for Maoists for switching to “Buddha from Yuddha” — from war to peace — also showed that Modi was cautiously optimistic about their contribution to the constitution-writing “The entire world is looking at you Your success will discourage many who believe weapons can bring about change” — the hidden message was more obvious The consequences of Nepal which has already bungled one chance not having a constitution on time would be enormous After all an orderly society guided by a constitution alone will provide the stability that is the pre-requisite for business and investment — Modi’s clear focus The 5600 MW Pancheshwar project which remained stalled for 18 years after the agreement will see its work start within a year He assured the Nepali side that India will not want Nepal’s electricity or power for free: “We will buy it and that alone will change the face of Nepal… We will provide power to you now but 10 years hence you will remove our darkness” he said hinting India will move fast on the implementation of projects now Modi returns to New Delhi with much to be satisfied about But the challenges begin now as the promises enter the delivery phase More than that the hope that Modi has generated will have to confront the image of the Indian government’s bureaucracy and intelligence largely blamed for the poor implementation of past projects and for getting involved in Nepal’s internal politics The bureaucracy will not refute the allegation But it cannot be wished away so easily The challenge lies in getting it to perform as per decisions reached at the political level on both sides Modi’s probation in Nepal begins now yubarajghimire@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 18 2017 3:15 am Related News Following the death of two women in Pune and Vashi coordination between multiple teams in Pune Mankhurd Navi Mumbai and Mulund helped save lives of two heart patients on Thursday with heart transplants in a 24-year-old and 58-year-old men In addition another patient awaiting a lung donation in Chennai received the organ through a special flight from Pune early Thursday morning making it the first case where a national organ donation registry has helped inter-state transport of a lung from Maharashtra The two cadaver donations helped six others who were in urgent need for kidneys and a liver The two heart transplants were coordinated in a gap of four hours to reach Fortis Hospital in Mulund In the first case a 22-year-old housewife suffered a fall leading to brain death in Ruby Hall Hospital Pune Her family agreed to donate her heart liver both kidneys and lungs According to Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC) the lung was flown to Global Hospital Chennai for a wait-listed patient while the heart was transported in 49 minutes to Mumbai for a 24-year-old college student from Ghatkopar Mumbai has 3238 patients waitlisted for kidney donation 240 for a liver transplant 34 for heart and 10 for lung A Pune ZTCC official said that the lung was first offered to hospitals registered in Maharashtra before it was referred to National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) for patients registered in other states By 4 am on Thursday the lung was transported to Chennai “No wait listed patient matched the donor We have a list of criteria such as blood group based on which a recipient is finalised” the ZTCC official said The second donor was a 45-year-old maid whose husband agreed to donate her kidneys liver and heart at MGM hospital Vashi The woman was injured in a railway accident and declared brain dead on Wednesday following which the family was counselled to donate her organs The heart was transported through a special green corridor arranged by traffic officials and police in 16 minutes from Vashi to Mulund The heart transplants were carried out post 3 am and 740 am on Thursday Experts believe with NOTTO in place several organs that may otherwise go to unused will be utilised in other states for wait listed patients The mechanism involves matching donor with a recipient in city then state then country wide scan through an online database of hospitals and wait listed patients For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bunker Roy | Updated: August 26 2014 9:30 am There is something dreadfully wrong with an education system that produces graduates from even private expensive snobbish schools and colleges who are still prejudiced about caste class religion sex and colour Related News Since 1947 Indians have not spoken out so strongly and clearly for a completely new brand of people running government Mercifully there are no ministers educated abroad Thankfully none of them has been brainwashed at Harvard Stanford Cambridge the World Bank or the IMF subtly forcing expensive Western solutions on typically Indian problems at the cost of the poor Look what the high-powered foreign-returned degree-wallahs have reduced this country to They wasted opportunities to show the inner strength of what is essentially Indian because they never really knew their own people living in Bharat In the eyes of the world we have lost our self-respect dignity and identity All the ministers now have gone through average government schools Some have never been to college Many have experienced poverty exploitation injustice and discrimination at some point of time in their lives It is truly the first barefoot government ever to be voted into power in independent India Where else in the world would you have a one-time tea-seller on a railway station becoming prime minister shaping the destiny of more than one billion people The first example the Modi government must set is by drastically reducing the perks and privileges of MPs Free power food housing travel to those whose personal assets run into crores and a Rs 2 crore annual fund for development (read patronage) for over 500 MPs is costing the exchequer nearly Rs 2000 crore Only the prime minister will be able to make it happen and at the same time stifle any dissent from BJP MPs The time is now No other government in the world has a Class 12-pass woman minister speaking as an equal to almost 120 heavily qualified on paper vice chancellors (90 per cent male) Today as we judge them the VCs are all too intellectually and morally fatigued There is something dreadfully wrong with an education system that produces graduates from even private expensive snobbish schools and colleges who are still prejudiced about caste class religion sex and colour These “graduates” who roam the streets of small towns and cities by the thousands call themselves “educated” practice the worst forms of cruelty slavery and crimes against humanity against society and in their own families Indeed some of them rose to the level of their incompetence by becoming ministers in previous governments reinforcing the status quo wasting vast public resources by implementing silly Western ideas listening to foreign-returned “experts” and making a hopeless mess of this country The tragedy is that they cannot see the colossal damage they have done to the very fabric of this country Now they will call me a “namak haram” because I went to Doon School and St Stephen’s College and I am trashing my own kind They deserve it Their snobbish elitist education has made them arrogant inaccessible insensitive and devoid of any humanity or humility Just because they received a Western education they think they know their country Superficially they may know urban India but they are clueless about rural Bharat Alvin Toffler in his book Future Shock said “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be someone who cannot read or write It will be someone who is not prepared to learn unlearn and relearn” In the 40 years that I have lived and worked with the rural poor in Rajasthan what have I learnt that I did not manage to make my own kind “unlearn and relearn” It was not for want of trying What did the prime minister the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission and finance minister of the decimated UPA government have in common They were all “educated” abroad They were all for subsidising the rich and cutting subsidies for the poor They had no idea about real poverty and hunger and how the rural poor survived expecting the whole country to be gullible enough to believe that the rural poor today could survive on Rs 27 per day Out of sheer ignorance of rural realities and showing extremely poor political judgement the three of them almost managed to strangle the MGNREGA The MGNREGA prevented migration by the millions into cities The bungling and corruption by village officials notwithstanding the rural poor now have more money to spend on food clothing housing and essentials So of course prices will go up The prime minister is evidently serious about improving the quality of life of the rural poor as he eloquently stated in his speech on Independence Day So what are the out of the box solutions that need to be considered urgently The MGNREGA should stay with “Modi-fications” Pay minimum wages which the Congress’s three armchair foreign-returned economists so stubbornly and unethically refused to do in spite of a high court order Make it more transparent and accountable take action against corrupt officials exposed in social audits to set an example Pass the public grievance bill in Parliament as soon as possible Call a meeting of respected grassroot practitioners across political ideologies who know the MGNREGA from the village level and follow up on their recommendations The focus has to be on innovative job creation in the rural areas Provide 100 days of employment at minimum wages to construct low-cost toilets for girls and rooftop rainwater harvesting tanks for drinking water tree plantations and flush toilets in rural schools by the thousands Construct rural godowns to store food grains instead of letting nearly 5 million tonnes of grain just rot in the open Start community colleges on Gandhian lines instead of sending delegations of “experts” on education to study the American model There are enough indigenous examples to replicate and scale up Civil society is riddled with defeated politicians and retired bureaucrats who having lost their power influence and privileges have started NGOs While they were in power they did not lift a finger to help them When these has-beens have nothing better to do they start NGOs They give genuine small civil society organisations a bad name Maybe it is time to revive the debate of the 1980s on the need for a code of conduct for NGOs The code would expect them to have a simple lifestyle take a living wage instead of a market wage and observe the laws of the country If we are fighting against crony capitalism we should also fight against cronyism in NGOs When the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) was closed down and replaced by a Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF) in September 2013 it was done in complete secrecy The BRLF was never widely publicised and civil society was never invited to contribute to its formation It is designed to benefit a handful of select organisations — cronyism of the worst kind It was so much in contrast to the open debate that galvanised the voluntary sector over the code of conduct and which preceded the merger of the People’s Action for Development India (PADI) and the Council for Advancement of Rural Technology (CART) to form CAPART in 1986 What needs to be done Replace the national advisory council (NAC) with a voluntary action commission (VAC) The mandate of the VAC should be to identify the thousands of genuine grassroots groups who have an FCRA registration and submit their report to the home ministry It is not the job of the home ministry to judge the incredible work of community-based organisations A lot of effort has gone into the formulation of the BRLF Let it remain But demand of the existing management if they have theself-respect to resign en masse and let the new government bring in new members express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Radha Kapoor Sharma | Published: June 6 2013 3:57 am Related News France is painfully aware that the centre of gravity has moved east Frances dismal weather these past few weeks leaden skiesconstant rain and wintry temperatures reflects the prevailing mood of doom and gloom Growing unemploymentspiralling pricesrising taxes and simmering social tensions have plunged French morale to a new low Andfloundering with the lowest popularity ratings of a president at this stage of his termFranois Hollande is blamed for everythingeven the weatherin this summer of discontent An international WIN-Gallup poll found that peoples economic expectations for 2013 were much lower in France comparednot only to Indiabut also to AfghanistanIraqthe Palestinian territories and Pakistan France was ranked 53rd out of the 54 countries surveyed and India 7 The public mood is moroseand not just about economic recovery The French feel deeply let down by their political leaders While the average citizen has been tightening her belt and coughing up higher sums in taxesFrances minister for the budgetJérme Cahuzacis found to have huge sums stashed away in undeclared foreign bank accounts This was the man responsible for clamping down on and punishing fiscal fraud Its not just corruption in high places that is causing this gloominess; it is apprehension about the future Frances unemployment rate is at a record highwith 12 per cent more unemployed added to the rosters in Apriltaking the total number of active job-seekers to 326 million The secure cradle-to-grave job held by previous generations is virtually non-existentwith fixed term contracts becoming the norm Add to the joblessness the severe decline in purchasing powerdiminishing retirement benefits and a higher fiscal burdenand there is not much cause for joie de vivre There isindeedmuch to be critical about The Frenchwhose critiquing skills are developed and honed almost into an art form at schoolshould normally be having a field day Insteadthere is a deep-seated sense of resignation at the realisation that the heyday of France and Europe is pastthat the centre of gravity has shifted eastwards to China and Indiathat the future lies elsewhere The greatest blow to the national psyche has come from the dawning perception that France is increasingly losing its primary place in Europe and the world For all of Hollandes talk about standing up to the European Unionin the eyes of the FrenchGermanys word prevails But more than Germanyit is the awareness that while France battles recessionChina and India are attracting investmentproducing cheap goods that flood world marketscreating jobs and reaping the dividends of positive growth ratesthat is hard to swallow The governments attitude towards both countries is ambivalent The French authorities talk of wooing India and China as potential markets The next momentthey speak of heavily taxing imported goods from these countries to protect French manufacturing and industry Both countries represent the exact opposite of what ails the French economy It is therefore hardly surprising that no individual has attracted the ire of the French more than ArcelorMittals Lakshmi Mittal Though he employs around 20000 workers in FranceMittal is targeted as a predator who swooped in to make undue profits He was severely taken to task for wanting to lay off 629 workers whereas PSA Peugeot Citroen alone is cutting 8000 jobs and in 2012more than 250 factories closed and around 24000 workers in the manufacturing sector lost their jobs Alsoto Mittals credithe had offered his workers alternative employment at his other sites HoweverMittals problem is that he is perceived as a vulgar Indian billionaire who hired the 17th century chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte for his daughters wedding and who gobbled up a European steel group For no fault of hisin Francesteel magnate Mittalthe outsiderhas come to 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U. he got nervous.After some hesitation he accepted that there was a case booked against him for sedition We ask: Why is he facing sedition charges "Sir I have never gone against India" he says "I love India as much as Narendra Modi or any other citizen" He claims that the case was slapped against him because he raised his voice against a hike in college fees and other ills plaguing the education system Singh happens to be the head of the state unit of All India Democratic Student Organisation The 26-year-old wants to become a lawyer and fight his own case He attended a couple of case hearings but then stopped going "I don’t want to get arrested and packed off to jail" he said "I will prove my deshbhakti (patriotism) after I get alaw degree" The road ahead is difficult The charges against him have turned his family’s life upside down He says that a former friend he helped get admission in a college and lent support to after his father’s death now shuns him He says that whenever he calls that individual someone else answers the call says "wrong number" and hangs up Singh says life was beautiful until he was labelled a Naxal Now he fears even going to college He’s always looking over his shoulder "I never know when the police will come to arrest me and beat me with canes for deeds I’ve never done" the law student says "One might not be a Naxal but police batons may end up turning someone into just that" Singh remarks Singh’s tone is tinged with self-pity as he talks about his family They were never well off to begin with and are now in deep financial trouble He says they aren’t getting support from anyone He takes another jab at the police and "our so-called system" and says he neverknew decrying fees hike and other evils would make him anti-national He says he even thought of ending his life a few times but decided he’d rather fight injustice than succumb to it The allegations While Singh cuts a sorry figure the man who filed the complaint against him refuses to feel any sympathy for him He says Singh has been spotted with "hardcore" Naxals and reels off a few names of Singh’s alleged partners-in-crime He says this group was planning an attack on the police He asks: If Singh is innocent what was he doing with Naxals on a hill He asks how police got a tip-offabout Singh palling around withthe rebels if he was innocent A senior police officer on the condition of anonymity says charges were framed against Singh only after a proper investigation The officer says police are certain about his involvement with Naxals and are convinced Singh acted against the nation The law According to Section 124A one of the sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) under which Singh has been booked: "Whoever brings or attempts to bring hatred or contempt or attempts to excite disaffection towards the government shall be punished with imprisonment for life or three years" In simple terms if someone misuses their right to free speech and tries to incite violence their actions amount to sedition Since it’s a cognisable offence the police don’t need a warrant to arrest an accused It’s a non-bailable as well as a non-compoundable offence which means a compromise between the accused and the complainant cannot terminate judicial proceedings If one is found guilty they may face three years behind bars or life imprisonment However the judgment takes a long time and during the hearings an accused has to live without a passport is barred from government jobs and have to produce themselves in court on a regular basis While conviction rate under this section is low the consequences of being booked itself amount to a punishment Student leaders who were in the eye of the storm over the Jawaharlal Nehru University row in February 2016 —Kanhaiya Kumar Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya —were also booked under Section 124A Hardik Patel from Gujarat who led the agitations in Gujarat in 2015 demanding reservation for the Patidar community was also slapped with the same charge Its history The contentious section was included in the IPC in 1870 and personalities of the stature of Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi were booked under it Tilak was booked multiple times and had to spend six years behind bars for an editorial published in his newspaper Kesari In 1922 Gandhiji had to appear in court for his articles in his weekly paper Young India In the hearing the Father of the Nation denounced the law saying: "Section 124A under which I am happily charged is perhaps the prince among the political sections of the IPC designed to suppress the liberty of the citizen" After India had won its Independence and adopted its Constitution the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru took a firm stand against the law on sedition "Take again Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code Now so far as I am concerned that particular section is highly objectionable and obnoxious and it should have no place both for practical and historical reasons if you like in any body of laws that we might pass The sooner we get rid of it the better" The author isa Lucknow-based freelance writer and a member of101Reporterscom a pan-India network of grassroots reporters Part 1: In Bihar’s Red Zone draconian law adds teeth to state’s might Part 2: Abandoned by families and neighbours accused face a life without living

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This is especially true in the rural area, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Milan | Published: December 7 2017 6:48 pm Milan spent more than 200 million euros (nearly 0 million) on new players in the offseason (Source: AP) Top News AC Milan is open to a “settlement agreement” with UEFA over a financial fair play investigation that threatens to derail the plans of the club’s new Chinese owners UEFA’s club financial control body will turn down Milan’s offer of a “voluntary agreement” to seek more credit the Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Thursday “Milan has always declared itself ready to face the other side of the coin which is the settlement agreement” the club said in a statement reacting to the report While Milan spent more than 200 million euros (nearly $250 million) on new players in the offseason there have been questions about the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April Milan reportedly had losses of 255 million euros over the past three years and recently took a loan from US private equity fund Elliott worth more than 300 million euros Milan CEO Marco Fassone said the club has a refinancing plan that it expects to complete by April in order to repay Elliott Milan opened itself to UEFA scrutiny by qualifying for European competition this season for the first time in three years Possible punishments include limits on transfer spending player salaries and squad sizes for UEFA competitions However Milan is in eighth place in Serie A and might not qualify for Europe next season In that case eventual sanctions would likely not apply until the club returns to European competition For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: February 20 2016 8:43 pm Dwayne Johnson to be teaming up with Kevin Hart to host the annual ceremony and is promising an “epic historic unforgettable night” for viewers Related News Former wrestler Dwayne Johnson and comedian Kevin Hart will take to the stage to celebrate the MTV Movie Awards which is celebrating its 25th anniversary The “Furious 7” star is “honoured” to be teaming up with the 36-year-old comedian to host the annual ceremony and is promising an “epic historic unforgettable night” for viewers reported Daily Mirror “It’s an honour to be hosting the MTV Movie Awards with a guy who’s not only one of the funniest guys on the planet but who’s often mistaken as my twin Kevin Hart” Johnson said “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic historic unforgettable night for them” Kevin added “I love hosting – it’s my thing Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show It’s going to go down” The 25th anniversary edition of the MTV Movie Awards will be taped on April 9 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChennai: FC Pune City coach Antonio Habas said that the last four matches in Indian Super League are the "most important" as teams keep their fingers crossed and work towards a place in the semi-finals Chennaiyin FC players Image credit: Twitter/ ChennaiyinFC The top four teams in Hero ISL will qualify for the knock-out stage at the end of 14 league matches Delhi Dynamos are at the top with 17 points and FC Goa are at the bottom with 10 points but with four matches still left to be played no team is guaranteed of a place in the play-off and no team can be ruled out at this stage It’s a point that coaches emphasised a lot as Chennaiyin FC prepare to thwart the ambitions of FC Pune City at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Chennai on Tuesday "We have good chances to make it to the qualifiers Goa (placed at the bottom) is also hoping (and) if they do we can also hope to make it" said Chennaiyin FC coach Marco Materazzi The defending champions have been below par this season Their winless run of five matches is the longest in their history and they have conceded 14 goals this season the highest alongside FC Goa Chennaiyin FC have also conceded seven goals in their last two matches equalling their tally of goals conceded from their first seven matches in the league Materazzi however refused to press the panic button and instead explained how his team could have been approaching this game differently had Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi scored against Kerala Blasters in the previous game when his team enjoyed a 1-0 advantage in the first session "We will keep fighting We need 30000 fans at the stadium I have been a fan as well when I was a kid It’s easy to cheer when the team is winning We need fans to cheer us in our bad moments" said Materazzi FC Pune City on the other hand are back in the race for a top four finish after winning two consecutive matches against Atletico de Kolkata (2-1) and Mumbai City FC (1-0) The team coached by Antonio Habas are now placed fifth but can move up to the second spot behind league leaders Delhi Dynamos if they manage to defeat Chennaiyin FC at home "Everyone has expectations to win a place in the play-off At the moment all teams are hoping to qualify and we could have tough matches We expect Chennaiyin FC to play strong This is the most important stage of the league We are expecting to face a strong Chennai" said Habas FC Pune City are the only side in ISL 2016 who are yet to lose an away game They have won two and drawn one of their three away matches and with FC Pune City playing four out of their remaining five matches in the group stages away from home it will be vital for them to maintain their standards in its quest for a top four finish "You need time to build a team Besides I was banned for the first four matches so it was difficult Our intention now is to play high-intensity games like in high competitions" said Habas MS Dhoni: The Untold Story won’t be screened in Pakistan; is boycott retaliatory FP Staff Sep28 2016 14:30 49 IST Comment 0 Tweet As relations between India and Pakistan have steadily worsened in the light of the Uri attacks that left 18 of our military personnel dead news emerged that the upcoming Bollywood film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story would not be released in Pakistani theatres It seems that Pakistani organisationshave called for the film to be boycotted @msdhoni’s biopic MS Dhoni – The Untold Story’ not to be released in Pakistan — IndiaTodayFLASH (@IndiaTodayFLASH) September 28 2016 At this point it is conjectured that the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s call for a ban on Pakistani artistes in India could be the trigger for the move to not screen MS Dhoni: The Untold Story in Pakistan Ms Dhoni; Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from the biopic A DNA report stated that IMGC Global Entertainment a Pakistan-based distribution company was supposed to release the film across the border However the firm has now decided against exhibiting the film “amid current tension between the two countries" The MNS recently issued a diktat asking all Pakistani artistes to leave India within 48 hours or else "face the consequences" Their campaign also targeted two of Pakistan’s most famous faces in the Indian entertainment industry at the moment — Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan It emerged that incidentally Fawad Khan had already left India a while ago: he is expecting his second child and wanted to be with his wife at this time At this time Pink and Banjo are both playing in Pakistani theatres However Hindi films have run into trouble in Pakistan from time to time with several being banned for content deemed contentious/sensitive The last Bollywood film to be banned there was the John Abraham-Varun Dhawan starrer Dishoom MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is the biopic of cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sushant Singh Rajput plays the title role with Neeraj Pandey as the director Fox Star Studios is producing the film Meanwhile the VHP demanded a ban on a Shafqat Amanat Ali concert in Bengaluru calling it an ‘insult to Indian martyrs’ VHP opposes Pak singer Shafqat Amanat Ali’s Bengaluru event on Sept 30 Pak singer’s performance is an insult to martyrs: VHP — IndiaTodayFLASH (@IndiaTodayFLASH) September 28 2016 Published Date: Sep 28 2016 14:30 PM | Updated Date: Sep 29 2016 11:12 AM tags: #Fawad Khan #Fawad Khan interview #films banned in Pakistan #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #MS Dhoni – The Untold Story #MS Dhoni: The Untold Story banned #Shafwat Amanat Ali #Sushant Singh Rajput also see Sushant Singh Rajput might play leading role in Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari’s next Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: MS Dhoni to skip tournament Varun Aaron to lead Jharkhand in his absence Chennai Super Kings rope in Australia’s Michael Hussey as batting coach for upcoming IPL season By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 5 2017 4:14 pm Sophie Turner best known for playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones was asked to lose weight by film bosses Top News Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner says she has been asked to lose weight for her work in the past even when her size was irrelevant to the part Turner plays Sansa Stark in the famous HBO fantasy drama TV series In an interview to Porter magazine the star said it was “f***ed up” that film bosses “often” wanted her to alter her already-slim frame for the role reports dailymailcouk The 21-year-old actress added that she has learned to “keep her mouth shut” over her years in the spotlight after shooting to fame at an age of 15”There are often times when I have done jobs and they’ve told me that I have to lose weight even when it has nothing to do with the character It is so f***ed up” she said The X-Men: Apocalypse actor came into the spotlight after playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones – the seventh season of the show is aired in India on Star World and Star World HD She initially struggled to adapt to life in the public eye so tried to carry on her life as normal In X-Men prequel movies she plays the role of Phoenix “It was so gradual that I still treated my life and my social media like I wasn’t in the public eye I was a 15-year-old girl writing rash political stuff that would get a negative reaction and my team would tell me to take it down Now I am learning to keep my mouth shut” The actor has received much critical and audience acclaim for her performance in the show Season 7 of Game of Thrones airs currently on HBO first in the US every Sunday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: November 8 2014 12:05 am Related News It’s amazing how much coverage a glancing blow to journalistic freedom can get you PR agencies should hustle to adopt the Vadra doctrine which establishes that the quickest way to get hordes of journalists to become obsessed with you is to push one of them about while chanting the mantra “Are you serious Are you serious” Perplexingly RU Sirius founder editor of Mondo 2000 (the intellectual ancestor of Wired) and fountainhead of anarcho-cyberpunk has not sued Robert Vadra for copyright violation He can seriously He was there first Immediately after the incident Arnab Goswami triumphantly reported that all the Congress-wallahs and their shoo-flies had fled his channel fearing the worst Energetic Gandhi defendant Tehseen Poonawalla had exited last just a couple of hours before showtime Avid viewers may recall that in an earlier edition of Newshour Poonawalla had silently held up a sheet of paper to the camera on which was printed: “I have the answers but he just won’t let me speak” “You go on like a parrot” Goswami had complained “This is not a dumb charades programme” And finally the truth was out Goswami: “Poonawalla is determined to reduce himself to a caricature of my programme” Poonawalla: “But I’m on your show Drama is an integral part of it” In the absence of the usual Congress suspects the latest programme about Robert Vadra’s dealings in Haryana was doomed to be tame A desperate Goswami made a public appeal to the Congress and its friends to come to his show and answer all questions “Not doing so is an oligarchic attitude (sic)” he threatened When no one came he attacked NDTV saying that the cowardly kept away because his show was all hard question no “underarm deliveries like ‘will you join politics’” The snide reference was to long-ago colleague Barkha Dutt who had asked Vadra rather hopefully about his political ambitions in Rae Bareli during the 2012 assembly elections campaign It may be recalled that Vadra’s motorcycle rally at the time had caused shock and awe especially after an IAS officer was controversially transferred to Goa allegedly for waving the model code of conduct at him Briefly all too briefly the Swachh Bharat campaign got some attention First the Delhi BJP and Shazia Ilmi were red-faced when they were caught on camera staging a cleanup drive of litter which had been tastefully scattered by municipal employees in the first place But Kamal Haasan did the real stuff Closely watched by NDTV he celebrating his 60th birthday by leading the cleanup of Chennai’s Madhambakkam lake Six tons of garbage will be removed which computes to a ton per Kamal Haasan decade And then like a force of nature the prime minister lit out on his first visit to Varanasi after his landslide win and trifles like Vadra and Swachh Bharat ate his dust CNN-IBN made it the story of the day at first light with a logo threatening complete nonstop coverage Early in the day the adoption of Jayapur as a model village was expected to be the big story NDTV read it as a challenging choice since the village had only a primary school and poor road access It’s in the sugarcane belt the villagers want a sugar mill but we all know the straits the industry is in However Headlines Today said that the village had been nurtured by the RSS an opinion which some other channels shared If that’s true and there are no roads and schools the RSS needs to do some chintan pratikkanjilal@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 7 2017 3:55 am The Taj Mansingh Related News Three hotel properties in Lutyens’ Delhi — The Taj Mahal Hotel The Connaught Hotel and Hotel Asian International — will soon go under the hammer with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) expected to start the tendering process this month officials said According to NDMC officials the decision to auction The Taj Mahal Hotel at 1 Mansingh Road The Connaught Hotel on Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road and Hotel Asian International on Janpath Lane was taken during the Council meeting Wednesday “The Council has given its nod unanimously to this effect in the meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal” the NDMC said in an official statement Speaking to reporters NDMC vice-chairperson Karan Singh Tanwar said “The Council had deliberated on the proposal to auction three hotels Taj Mansingh Hotel Connaught and Asian Hotel for a period of 33 years on licence basis in its meeting held on August 21 28 and today September 6 2017” The Council maintained that the e-auction will be conducted though a public sector undertaking — MSTC Limited “To ensure that the terms and conditions of e-auctions” are framed in a “fair transparent and unbiased manner” the NDMC has listed a set of parameters for bidding in the e-auction It further added that the “tender process will commence in September 2017” Considered to be an unique joint venture between NDMC and the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) the 11-storey Taj Mahal Hotel spread across three acres was constructed in 1978 to house delegates of the Pacific Area Travel Association Conference While land and construction cost was borne by the NDMC the IHCL was responsible for operating and maintaining the hotel NDMC officials said nine extensions had been given to the Tata-backed IHCL since the expiry of the lease agreement in 2011 after which a year’s extension was given to IHCL and NDMC had roped in a private consultant to submit a report on the issue — regarding open auction of the property and extension of the lease Prior to the SBI cap the council had roped in Ernst and Young as consultant in the case The company however pulled out in November 2014 In 2013 the IHCL had approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay order on the auction With the company’s plea being dismissed by the HC last year and allowing NDMC to auction the property IHCL moved to the Supreme Court which asked the council to review its decision In February 2015 owing to non-payment of licence fees The Connaught Hotel and Hotel Asian International were sealed NDMC officials said that while Connaught Hotel had not paid licence fees worth Rs 130 crore Hotel Asian International owed NDMC Rs 56 crore as licence fees For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy Ila Ananya Two days ago the 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