Premier League Aubameyang gives Arsenal winning start at Newcastle

first_imgNewcastle: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Newcastle in their Premier League opener on Sunday, providing hope of an improved run this season for Unai Emery’s side. The Gunners finished last season in turmoil after blowing their bid for a top-four place with a disastrous spell in the final weeks. Adding to Emery’s woes, Arsenal were crushed by Chelsea in the Europa League final to shatter their dreams of Champions League qualification. But Arsenal have enjoyed a profitable close-season, with a host of new signings raising morale around the Emirates Stadium. And Aubameyang gave Arsenal fans renewed belief they can get back in the top four this term with a typically predatory second-half finish to give the north Londoners a winning start. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhArsenal had a wretched away record last season, keeping just one clean sheet on their travels, so taking three points without conceding was the perfect way to turn over a new leaf. Their often-criticised defence held firm, with centre-backs Calum Chambers and Sokratis keeping Newcastle at bay. Aubameyang’s strike ruined Newcastle manager Steve Bruce’s first match in charge of the club he supported as a boy. Bruce left second-tier Sheffield Wednesday to join Newcastle in the close-season following the departure of fan favourite Rafael Benitez, who had grown tired of a lack of backing from controversial owner Mike Ashley. Bruce’s appointment was hardly greeted with widespread joy on Tyneside and the season started with Newcastle fans staging a protest against Ashley in the streets and then boycotting the match in large enough numbers to leave numerous empty seats around St James’ Park. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterEmery’s decision to leave new signings David Luiz, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe on the bench was rewarded by a determined, if only sporadically cohesive, display from his team. There were starts for 19-year-old academy graduates Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock, but Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were absent after two men were arrested following a fresh incident after the pair were the victims of an attempted car-jacking in July.last_img read more

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Child Poverty Rate Decreases in Morocco: HCP

Rabat – Child poverty has decreased throughout Morocco in the past decade and a half, according to High Commission for Planning data released in celebration of the International Day of the Child.The study, based on data from the 2001 and 2014, covered households from all social categories and regions. The HCP explained that its multidimensional approach to poverty would make it possible to better understand the reality of the living conditions of children.The results of the study show that, between 2001 and 2014, the average deprivation rate of children fell by more than half at the national level, from 0.295 to 0.128, a decrease of 6.2 percent per year. Poverty downfall among children has occured at different speeds from one region to another.Between 2001 and 2014, the percentage share of multidimensional child poverty decreased from 46.8 percent to 10.0 percent in Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, from 59.8 percent to 16.5 percent in Marrakech-Safi, and from 44.6 percent to 14.6 percent in Beni Mellal-Khénifra.The HCP asserted that, under these conditions, the multidimensional poverty of children has shown a strong downward trend.Its prevalence fell from 43.6 percent in 2001 to 24.1 percent in 2007 and to 11.0 percent in 2014. The number of children living in poverty has increased drastically from 4.9 million children in 2001 to 1.2 million children in 2014, representing an average annual reduction of 10 percent in the overall number of poor children nationwide.While child poverty is still evident, it generally remains mainly a rural phenomenon. Forty-eight percent of Moroccan children reside in rural areas, and 88 percent of them are poor, added the same source.Causes of Child PovertyMultidimensional poverty predominantly affected children aged between five and six with a poverty rate of 21 percent, while children aged between seven and 14 were the least affected by poverty with a rate of 7.3 percent.The study also showed that child poverty is a social reproduction of adult poverty and a consequence of unfavorable living conditions.Poverty rate among households with six or more children, which accounted for 28 percent poverty rate, is four times higher than households with one child, accounting only for 6.5 percent poverty rate.Whether households are matriarchal or patriarchal has a different impact on the situation of children with respect to poverty. Poverty rate is 11.2 percent for children in patriarchal households, compared with 8.6 percent for children in matriarchal households.The level of education of the head of household also played a determining role the rate of child poverty. The incidence of child poverty increased from 0.5 percent for children whose fathers are educated to more that 16.4 percent for children whose fathers are illiterate.The HCP explained that while the education of the father is a key determinant in child poverty, the education of the mother is much more momentous.Chances of preventing child poverty are twice as high for children whose mothers have higher levels of education (22.5 percent) than for those whose father has the same level of education (10.3 percent).The risk of multidimensional child poverty is strongly differentiated by the socio-occupational category of the head of household.The incidence of child poverty is higher among children in households headed by “farm operators,” representing a percentage share of 25.4 child poverty rate, while agricultural and fishery laborers accounted for 24.3 percent, non-agricultural laborers for 11.3 percent, and craftsmen and skilled workers for 8.9 percent. read more

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UN official urges end to cotton subsidies that come at expense of

Writing in The International Herald Tribune, Under-Secretary-General Anwarul K. Chowdhury points out that cotton is one of the world’s most heavily subsidized crops. In the United States, cotton exported at 37 cents a pound in 2002 cost agricultural firms 86 cents to produce, with the difference made up by US taxpayers. The country’s subsidies for cotton amounted to $1.7 billion in 2002.”These subsidies, placed on cotton by Europe as well as by the US, form a barrier to a number of poor countries trying to work, and trade, their way out of abysmal poverty,” says Mr. Chowdhury, the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.He explains that cotton is a key export for at least 20 LDCs, where generally the population lives on $1 a day or less. “Not only are they competing at home and in the world market with the advanced technology of agro-business in the North, they have to contend with subsidized exports that, from the US in 2002, were being sold at an average of 61 per cent below the cost of production,” he points out.Mr. Chowdhury also notes that Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, which rely heavily on cotton production, are among its lowest-cost producers in the world. Those four countries last year proposed that the European Union and US should embark on a three-year phase-out of cotton subsidies, and set up a transitional mechanism to offset the losses incurred in the meantime.”Since the breakdown of trade talks in Cancún last September, there has been some attention but too little action directed toward the problems of cotton growers from poor countries,” the High Representative says, calling for the WTO to revisit the proposal. “As WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said at the time it was made, these countries are not asking for preferences, but for a correction of trade distortions,” he recalls.The phase-out of cotton subsidies, he argues, would not only open up economic opportunity in some of the world’s poorest countries, but could also jump start progress in other areas of agricultural trade disputes. “If that happens, the whole world would benefit,” Mr. Chowdhury concludes. read more

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Journey to the centre of the earth UN peacekeepers aid volcanologists in

The expedition, conducted earlier this month, is a different facet of “civilian protection” for the UN Mission in the country, known by its French acronym MONUSCO. It aims to understand if the increasing plume of the volcano is also related to an increase of available volumes of magma at the surface. If so, the greater the chance of the volcano erupting.“In casese two volcanoes would erupt without a warning from the local scientific institution, it would surely [be] the most dramatic natural disaster catastrophe in recent years,” said Dario Tedesco, the lead scientist on the UN-supported visit, which included a stop at nearby Mount Nyiragongo, which, together with Nyamuragira are responsible for the majority of Africa’s historical volcanic eruptions. “This is the reason why most actors, UN and European Union (EU) above all, are helping and increasing technical and scientific capacities of local researchers.” The study – carried out in partnership with the Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO) and UN partnering International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Second University of Naples in Italy with which Mr. Tedesco is affiliated – is one of several in which MONUSCO helps in gathering data for use by humanitarian agencies and provincial authorities about Nyamulagira and Mount Nyiragongo.“This situation is making it difficult, even impossible, to work next to the volcanoes and led us to quit most of the surveillance points in order to avoid possible looting as occurred in 2007,” Mr. Tedesco said, referring to ongoing fighting in and around flashpoint city of Goma, which lies at the feet of the volcanos.Scientists have expressed concern about potential dangers not just to Goma but the land under it and Lake Kivu adjacent to it. The lake conceals underwater concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane. If Nyamuragira blows, it could release a lethal cloud of gas across the area that would kill anyone who managed to escape the volcanic eruption.In addition to assisting with logistics for the scientific visit, MONUSCO has also been working with local authorities to create a contingency plan in the the event that the wider area has to be evacuated quickly.Nyiragongo, which means “the smoker” in the local language, and Nyamulagira, “the commander”, also have a mythical significance as the ancestral home of the dead that strive to stir up the flames of the mountain, according to local beliefs.Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira have gone through several eruptions since 1880. On 17 January 2002, the two-mile high Nyiragongo spilled more than 15 million cubic yards of lava into Goma, destroyed an estimated 14,000 homes forcing some 350,000 people to flee.GVO researchers, accompanied by Mr. Dario, landed on the Nyamuragira and spent four hours collecting rocks and gas samples which will be analyzed in Italy. The DRC has been torn apart by civil wars and factional fighting since it became independent from Belgium in 1960, but with the support of a series of UN missions a measure of stability has been restored to much of the vast country over the past decade.Recent fighting between the Government and a variety of rebel and sectarian groups continues to devastate the eastern regions, particularly North and South Kivu provinces. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 2.9 million people are currently displaced by conflict within DRC, more than 60 per cent of them in North and South Kivu. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State squeaks by UNC Asheville 7977 powered by late

OSU sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle goes in for a layup against UConn on Dec. 10. OSU won, 64-60. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball needed nearly the entire 40 minutes to put away UNC Asheville, but the Buckeyes were able to walk away from the Schottenstein Center with a 79-77 victory Thursday night. It was OSU’s sixth all-time victory over the Bulldogs, and the 10th win win this year for Thad Matta and company, powered by 17 point outings from junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle. Overall, Matta was far from pleased with his team’s performance.“We weren’t as sharp as we needed to be,” he said. “Especially on the defensive end.”After the opening tip off, Ohio native and Asheville junior guard Kevin Vannatta hit the deck to grab a loose ball, and moved it up the court to junior guard Ahmad Thomas for an easy lay-in. Even with the game close for much of the night, it was one of the only leads the Bulldogs would have.Vannatta, hailing from Columbus, went 2-for-2 from deep, and contributed 35 minutes. According to Asheville coach Nick McDevitt, the chance to see Vannatta return to his home city and perform was heartwarming, but he was more impressed with how he handled himself.“We always try to get back home somewhere close for all of our players. It’s not always possible … we’ve got two international players on our team so it’s not always possible,”McDevitt said. “It was fun to get back here, see a lot of folks and family, but once this morning came around, it was game day (for Vannatta) and any other game.”OSU junior center Trevor Thompson, in his first start of the year, stepped in for injured freshman center Micah Potter, and had a favorable impact for the Buckeyes. Pouring in 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, he was a consistent force for OSU on offense and defense.It took Lyle more than 12 minutes to take his first shot, as he was content playing the role of distributor in the first. As a team, the Buckeyes had 15 assists, with Lyle leading the way, dishing out six.After a mostly uneventful first half, in which both teams combined for 18 total turnovers, OSU held onto a 36-33 lead heading into the break. Even with a 53.6 percent team shooting percentage, the pesky Bulldogs would not allow OSU to pull out to a sizable lead.Immediately out of halftime, Asheville brought the game within one, before the Buckeyes stretched out an 11 point lead backed by a 9-0 run. The small cushion was enough to keep the Buckeyes in the lead for the rest of the contest.OSU took advantage of a noticeable size advantage over the Bulldogs, outrebounding Asheville 39-28. The Buckeyes occasionally struggled to rotate and avoid screens, allowing open looks from deep and 11 made 3-point shots from the Bulldogs.“They played hard,” Tate said. “That’s one of the hardest working teams that I think we’ve seen all year. They got like every 50-50 ball. They’re just undersized, but they made an impact. You know, down the stretch we just got to work on handling adversity. We got to handle tough moments and just be mentally tough.”Senior forward Marc Loving was nailed with a technical foul with under seven minutes left in the game, and Asheville freshman guard MaCio Teague knocked down a pair of free throws before Vannatta notched the game at 64 with a 3-pointer.A personal and technical foul on Thompson caused him to foul out with 4:25 remaining, and allowed the Bulldogs to grab a 67-65 lead. In the closing minutes, however, it was all Lyle.“I knew we needed a play,” he said. “I think me and Keita (Bates-Diop) set a pick-and-roll, and we got the switch that we wanted, and I knew I had him going right. And once I got that one step in front of him, I knew where to put it on the backboard, and it went in.”A pair of clutch free throws and a layup with less than two minutes remaining from Lyle allowed the Buckeyes to recapture the lead, before Lyle hit two more layups to further the gap.Overall, the Buckeyes felt the game could have gone much better, especially considering two technical fouls nearly cost them the game. Tate said two technical fouls in the same four-minute stretch is “unacceptable.”OSU is now 10-3 this season, and will travel to Champaign, Illinois to face off against the Fighting Illini on Jan. 1. read more

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In 10 years at OSU Tressel has given new life to Buckeyes

A lot can change over the course of a decade. Ten years ago, current Ohio State students were unassuming preteens, in awe of some newfangled MP3 device, the awkwardly capitalized “iPod.” In 2001, the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the worst teams in the NBA, Britney Spears was on Billboard’s Top 100 charts and The Rock was still in pro wrestling. OK, maybe the world hasn’t changed that much — but the landscape of OSU football has. Coach Jim Tressel was introduced Jan. 18, 2001, as the new leader of one of the nation’s most-potent football programs. In many ways, when he took over, the program was a sleeping giant. The departed John Cooper, in the two years prior to Tressel, led the Buckeyes to consecutive seasons of mediocrity. In 1999, OSU didn’t even make a bowl game, a moral sin by Buckeye standards, and finished with a record of 6-6. In 2000, Cooper triumphantly returned to the postseason, with an 8-4 squad and, naturally, lost the bowl game. The caliber of talent was there but the winning mentality wasn’t. Those teams were known for wide receivers Ken-Yon Rambo, whose leadership was publicly questioned by linebacker Matt Wilhelm, and Reggie Germany, whose 0.00 GPA fell just short of dean’s list standards. Most importantly, Cooper was 2-10-1 against Michigan. For all of the talent he recruited, he fell short in the biggest game almost every season. So, when Tressel took the microphone at halftime of an OSU-Michigan basketball game the day he was hired, he knew what Buckeye fans wanted to hear. Without even donning the sweater vest on the sidelines for the first time, Tressel was an instant legend. Buckeye fans can still recite his speech word for word. “Three hundred ten days” later, in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tressel’s team didn’t disappoint — it beat the Wolverines in Tressel’s first year on the job. Back then, it wasn’t an automatic win. The next season, Tressel delivered a National Championship, OSU’s first since 1970. As a Cleveland fan, knowing that I won’t see a title from my professional teams in my lifetime, I see no problem deifying Tressel on one title alone. On the field, Tressel is 106-22 at OSU, and his teams have won 10 or more games eight times. Off the field, the Buckeyes have had about as many problems as any other major program, yet Tressel isn’t a Jabba the Hut-sized slimeball like Alabama’s Nick Saban or USC’s Lane Kiffin. Former Florida coach Urban Meyer recently said, on Indianapolis radio station ESPN-1070 The Fan, “What I’ve seen the last five years is a complete turn in the integrity of the college coaching profession.” He meant that in a negative fashion. Plus, I can’t imagine he’s talking about Tressel. There’s a reason why ESPN’s Chris Fowler calls Tressel “The Senator.” He handles himself with the tact of a well-respected politician. Just look at the aftermath of Tattoo-gate. Telling players they can’t play in the Sugar Bowl unless they promise to return next season? Ingenious. In hindsight, I would feel different if the Buckeyes weren’t perennial national title contenders. Yet, under Tressel, they are, and the momentum of the last 10 years feels like it will carry on for decades to come. read more

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Lackovic with new injury – wont play until new year

After suffering an injury against Frisch auf Goppingen, HSV Hamburg‘s strongman Blazenko Lackovic suffers yet another injury, this time a fracture on his right hand index finger, and this means that this year is ended for him – playingwise. For Martin Schwalb this is another major blow, considering the team has been coping with huge injury list whole this season, and adding this one it definitely won’t be an easy one – at least until new year. GoppingenHSV Hamburglackovicschwalb ← Previous Story Vardar without Stojance Stoilov tonight against Magdeburg Next Story → EHF Cup: Magdeburg with three goals lead travels to Skopje read more

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Bogus reborn Demonoid site tricks torrenters into downloading malware

first_imgBefore its shutdown, Demonoid was one of the most popular (semi)private torrent trackers on the Internet. Fans thought it was gone forever, until a new domain — — popped up and proclaimed itself to be Demonoid reborn.An email blast went out that proudly proclaimed the news. An “amazing sequence of unlikely events” somehow led to the data from Demonoid’s Ukraine-based servers finding its way to eager members of the torrent scene.The emails were very well written — free from the grammar and syntax errors that often give away malicious Internet schemes. Nothing fishy here, Demonoid user… just good news! Simply click the link and log in with your summer 2012 credentials and you’re good to go!For some fans, the email was just too enticing. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to log in to the “new Demonoid.” Instead, they were greeted with a hearty serving of malware.Torrentfreak did some digging and tracked down the owner of the domain. Interestingly, this individual had chosen to set up the new site on an American hosting company’s servers. By the time Torrentfreak got in touch with Ramnode, administrators had already suspended the account.Ramnode “[isn’t] sure what was going on with that VPS,” but noted that hosting malware may have been the bare minimum. They’ll know more after further investigation, but the site on its servers will almost certainly have its plug pulled in the very near future.If you happen to be one of the users that fell into this trap, it’s time to do some password changes. If you re-used your Demonoid credentials anywhere important — Gmail, Hotmail, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter — then you should switch them up immediately. There’s a good chance a criminal somewhere is hammering away with them and trying to access your accounts.As if groups like the MPAA and RIAA hadn’t shaken up the torrent scene enough already, now we’ve got to deal with lowlife criminal elements trying to sleaze their way in to the picture. Take any such emails you receive in the future with a large scoop of salt, folks.last_img read more

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Program to encourage youth back to the land

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new government scheme which aims to tackle youth unemployment and boost the farming sector by leasing plots of state land to young or unemployed farmers at a cheap rate is under way, the Agriculture Ministry said this week, noting that would-be candidates have until 18 November to submit their applications. The applications can be made online or in person at regional departments of agriculture, according to the ministry, which said that a map showing the location of all available plots will be posted on its website. There are already entries for plots of land in the prefectures of Imathia, Thessaloniki, Kilkis, Pieria, Serres, Xanthi and Kavala – all for lease at the favourable rate of 5 euros per hectare each season. A total of 833 plots ranging in size from 0.4 to 1 hectare will be available to would-be farmers. An additional 500 plots, each more than 50 hectares in size, will be available for businesses, said Agricultural Development Minister Costas Skandalidis. Would-be farmers who are aged under 35 will be eligible, with the unemployed expected to be given priority status. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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Samsung a dévoilé le Galaxy S2

first_imgSamsung a dévoilé le Galaxy S2Le constructeur sud-coréen a présenté la dernière version du Galaxy S, un des principaux concurrent de l’iPhone d’Apple.Si une guerre juridique oppose désormais Samsung et Apple, la bataille technologique continue elle aussi. Samsung a ainsi dévoilé le nouveau concurrent de l’iPhone, le Galaxy S2. Plus fin, plus rapide et moins consommateur en énergie que le Galaxy S, il devrait ainsi se montrer un adversaire redoutable face au smartphone d’Apple. À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Commercialisé ce jeudi en Corée du Sud, il sera ensuite proposé dans 120 pays à partir du courant du mois de mai. “Nous nous attendons à ce que les ventes soient aussi bonnes que pour le Galaxy S”, a indiqué à l’AFP Shin Jong-Kyun, à la tête de la division des appareils mobiles de Samsung.Pour rappel, le Galaxy S s’était écoulé à quelque 14 millions d’exemplaires. Shin Jong-Kyun a également expliqué que la nouvelle version de la tablette tactile Galaxy Tab, principale concurrente de l’iPad, sera dévoilée au cours du mois de juillet.Le 28 avril 2011 à 11:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Pregnant woman found dead in Hyderabad

first_imgA pregnant woman was found dead on Sunday morning under suspicious circumstances here at Chintapalliguda mandal of Ibrahimpatnam. The woman identified as Saritha, a resident of Pochamma Gadda Tanda in Shamshabad had got married to Raju, a year ago. Ever since the marriage, Raju was harassing her for additional dowry. Meanwhile, Saritha who went missing from her home on Saturday was found dead inside bushes at Chintapalliguda. The police and the clues team rushed to the spot and investigating the case. Raju surrendered before the police for killing his wife, it is learned.last_img read more

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Analysts still prefer Infosys over TCS despite bullish outlook market cap boost

first_imgAnalysts are cautious about TCS’s steep valuations and pressure on profitability.ReutersThere are a plenty of reasons to love Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) but only one is enough for investors to favor Infosys over TCS – valuations.According to Bloomberg, out of 50 analysts tracking TCS, eight have sell ratings while Infosys has six out of 52 analysts. TCS has 19 “buy” and 23 “hold” rating while Infosys has 37 “buy” and six “hold” ratings.TCS’ market capitalization reached the $100 billion mark on Monday, rising high above analysts’ expectations of where its valuation should be.The TCS stock now trades at 22.94 times one-year forward price-earnings (PE) while Infosys trades at 17.16 times of one-year PE.Shares of TCS have surged over 30 percent so far this year, gaining nearly 8 percent in the last two trading sessions alone after its earnings announcement. The BSE IT index is up 20 percent in 2018 so far.The rise in the TCS shares came after IT giant posted a rise of 4.5 percent in its fourth-quarter net profit. In constant currency terms, it managed a 5.8 percent growth, which was lower than industry body Nasscom’s estimate of 7.8% growth last year.An added factor was its bullish commentary while announcing its March quarter results, which has led some investors to believe that the company’s growth will rise to double-digit levels this fiscal.The country’s largest software exporter also announced a bonus issue of 1:1 for its shareholders. The ratio of the bonus share offering shows that a shareholder of the company will receive one share for every share held.Nomura finds valuations of TCS to be expensive at 20 times projected fiscal 2020 earnings and sees risk to street expectations of double-digit constant currency revenue growth and flattish margin. The brokerage firm has a cautious stance on the stock due to sluggishness in large segments, margin pressures and expensive valuations.last_img read more

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Indias Hindu prime minister touts hometowns Buddhist links as vote nears

first_img Dinner church movement sets the table for food, faith and friendships August 29, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Buttigieg walks fine line in courting religious left August 29, 2019 Tagsarchaeology Buddhism Dalai Lama faith and politics Hinayana Buddhism Hinduism homepage featured Narendra Modi Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 By: Priyadarshini Sen Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,A Buddhist stupa atop Dhagolia hill in Gujarat’s Taranga range was excavated in May 2018 by the Archaeological Survey of India. Photo courtesy of ASIVADNAGAR, India (RNS) — For generations, folk tales passed down by northern Gujarat’s nomadic goat herders described an ancient well atop Dhagolia hill in the Taranga mountains.Then, last May, Abhijit Ambekar, a deputy superintending archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of India, hit upon something that corresponded to the herders’ stories while excavating the weather-beaten site.“It was like unraveling a mystery in layers. We found a structure that resembled a Buddhist stupa about 8 meters in diameter,” says Ambekar.“There were tiers of burnt bricks, chipped stones and small boulders, which may be dated as far back as A.D. 1.”A Buddha head found in Naderdi village in the Mehsana district of Gujarat in western India. Photo courtesy of ASIBesides the obvious historical appeal, Ambekar’s find has become a political curiosity in India. Vadnagar, an arid village dotted with acacia shrubs, is where India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, grew up. As he faces a tight election in which voting begins Thursday (April 11), Modi, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, has avidly supported tracing Buddhism’s footprints in Gujarat’s Mehsana district.Spurred by Modi’s interest, the archaeologists have excavated a large stupa; a Buddha head; 58 votive stupas; 65 rock shelters; an assembly hall; 22 brick platforms; habitational mounds; check dams; and other structural evidence pointing to Buddhism’s spread in the region.While some scholars believe the spurt in excavation activities is tied to Modi’s geopolitics and zeal to placate India’s neo-Buddhists, others think he simply wants to boost tourism in his hometown.Northern Gujarat has long been an important Buddhist center, according to the accounts of Hiuen Tsang, a seventh-century Chinese traveler and scholar who visited many sacred sites to understand Indian Buddhism practices here.Tsang mentioned 1,000 monks of the Hinayana sect of Buddhism along with 10 monasteries flourishing in a place Tsang called “Onan To Pu Lo,” which modern scholars believe is Anandpur — the ancient name of Vadnagar.In 1962, archaeologists at Gujarat’s Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda excavated a stupa in Devni Mori, a village near Vadnagar, where 27 terra cotta images of the Buddha were discovered. Two relic caskets at the site — one of which is believed to contain the bodily remains of the Buddha — were also unearthed and drew global attention.Despite international fervor around Devni Mori, excavation efforts carried on sporadically for decades. Then, in 2008, archaeologists excavated a 1,200-square-meter Buddhist monastery complex in Vadnagar, dating back to A.D. 1. Led by Gujarat state archaeologist Y.S. Rawat, the team also discovered 8,000 related artifacts at the site, such as seals, crucibles, shell bangles, beads, terra cotta objects, semiprecious stones and coins.Laborers sift through a mound of earth for antiquities near Sharmistha Lake in Vadnagar in western India. RNS photo by Priyadarshini SenNot far away, a centuries-old Taran Dharan Mata shrine has been found in a Buddhist cave, and excavations there have revealed stupa platforms, votive stupas, an assembly hall and other cultural artifacts pointing to Buddhism’s possible imprint here until as late as A.D. 14.“This major discovery showed how Buddhism was embedded in the Hindu past and philosophy,” says Rawat. “It buttressed India’s position as the spiritual leader of the East.”The discovery of this rich cultural repository drew the attention of the Dalai Lama, who inaugurated an international conference on Buddhism in Baroda, which, besides being home to the university, is a thriving trading center about 127 miles from Vadnagar. Scholars from the U.S. and the U.K., Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar and 41 other countries met to discuss Buddhist practices in the East and West.The zeal to promote Buddhism got a boost in 2014, when Modi became India’s prime minister and became an advocate not only for Hinduism but Buddhism.“Because of Modi’s political ascendency, ideological and intellectual engagement with Buddhism grew in a more rigorous way,” says Vishwasrao Sonawane, a retired professor of archaeology and ancient history at Maharaja Sayajirao University.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, greets people during a visit to his hometown, Vadnagar, Gujarat state, India, on Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)Invitations have regularly been sent out to scholars, monks and foundation groups around the world; awareness campaigns and international conferences have become ubiquitous; and plans for an 80-foot statue of Buddha are in the works, while Buddhist nongovernmental organizations have proliferated across Gujarat.“There are an estimated 500 NGOs and 2.5 million Buddhists in Gujarat currently,” said Bhante Prashil Ratna, president of the non-profit Buddhist organization Sanghakaya Foundation. “More people in small towns and rural areas have started turning to Buddhism since Modi’s tenure.”A rush of funds for the development of Modi’s hometown and surrounding areas is transforming the area into a Buddhist tourist center. A Buddha circular park in Vadnagar, featuring towering statues of Shiva and Buddha blessing devotees, is just one symbol of Modi’s largesse.“The government has put in over $11 million since 2016 for the development of Vadnagar,” said Jenu Devan, the commissioner of tourism for the Gujarat government. “The focus is on development of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrim circuits in Vadnagar and Taranga hills.”The ongoing excavation work under Ambekar, aimed at establishing Buddhism’s unbroken presence in the region over 2,000 years, has been lauded by scholars, who approve of the BJP’s development.An excavated prayer hall that was perhaps once used by the Buddhist monks of northern Gujarat. RNS photo by Priyadarshini Sen“The government’s thrust is helping us get a better understanding of Buddhist religious practices in different sociocultural and political milieus across centuries,” said Amol Kulkarni, an assistant museum keeper at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad.Shrikant Ganvir, an assistant professor of ancient Indian history at the Deccan College in Pune, credits Modi for reaching out to the neo-Buddhists of Gujarat, many of whom are followers of one of the most prominent low-caste 20th-century reformers, B.R. Ambedkar. Ambedkar embraced Buddhism after vociferously campaigning for an end to the discriminatory Hindu caste system.Gaurang Jani, a sociologist at Gujarat University, says the rising caste atrocities under the BJP regime in the last two decades have led more Hindus to apply for religious conversion.This trend has caused low-caste Dalits, who are still strongly stigmatized in Gujarat’s society, to question Modi’s sincerity in his attention to ancient Buddhist culture.Naresh Patel, a 65-year-old retired government medical officer in Gujarat’s capital, Gandhinagar, believes Modi only stands for right-wing Hindu nationalism. “Modi has no real interest in Buddhism,” says Patel. “His zeal is only to pacify low-caste Dalits before the elections and get aid from Southeast Asian countries.”Members of Dalit organizations protest in Mumbai, India, on April 2, 2018. Violence erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of Dalits, members of Hinduism’s lowest caste, protest an order from the country’s top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Said Ram Babu Harit, a low-caste member of the BJP’s working committee, “These excavations are only to prove that Buddhism and Hinduism weren’t mutually exclusive in India’s glorious past.”Y.S. Alone, a professor of art and aesthetics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, believes Modi’s appropriation of Ambedkar is unlikely to sway neo-Buddhists before the elections.Others say Modi is looking to his own future no matter what happens in the elections. “Modi may even be using Buddhism to memorialize his legacy after his political activism ends,” said activist Kancha Ilaiah.Amid the politicking, Ambekar carries on his work unperturbed.Every other morning, he puts his trekking shoes on to scale the Taranga hills, talks to goat herders about archaeological clues, sifts through antiquities and records them in his database.“My work is to spotlight Mehsana on the global map,” said Ambekar, speaking of the small town where he’s currently digging. “After Devni Mori, this is one of the biggest centers where Buddhism flourished till as late as the 14th century.” Share This! Share This! News By: Priyadarshini Sencenter_img Share This! 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first_imgManage Event Log channels with EventLogChannelsView by Martin Brinkmann on September 07, 2016 in Software – 1 commentEventLogChannelsView is a new portable program by Nirsoft that provides you with the means to manage all Windows event log channels.The event log is a crucial feature of Windows that reveals information about what is happening when Windows is running.While regular users may not come into contact with it regularly, if at all, it is a valuable source of information for administrators and tech-savvy users.The event log consists of hundreds of channels of which many but not all are enabled by default. Data is written to those channel logs regularly when they are enabled.While you may use internal tools to manage channels and the logging of events, third-party software may sometimes offer better usability or features.EventLogChannelsViewYou may run the portable program from any location. It throws an UAC prompt that you need to accept before it is launched though.All channels are listed automatically on start; information include the channel name, publisher and file name, as well as information about its status and other relevant information.One interesting bit of information is that the program will tell you if the file size limit for a channel has been reached. Another, that it shows you directly whether a channel is enabled or not.You may click on a header to sort the data accordingly, for instance by channels that have reached the file size, or channels that are enabled.You may use the shortcuts F2 and F3 to disable or enable channels quickly, or use the right-click menu for that if you prefer to use the mouse.One advantage of EventLogChannelsView is that you may use it to bulk enable or disable channels.  You may also change the maximum file size of channels, but that option is only available when you right-click a channel.You may increase the size limit for channels that reached their limit for instance, or decrease the limit for channels that hold too much log data.A search is provided. You may hit Shift-F to open the search form to find channels quickly.The program supports the usual Nirsoft options to create HTML reports, or export selected data to XML, TXT or CSV files.Administrators may load channels from a remote computer by clicking on File > Choose Data Source to manage those on the local system.Closing WordsEventLogChannelsView is another handy Nirsoft application. It is mostly useful to system administrators and experienced users though due to what it offers.Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name EventLogChannelsViewOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNetflix Smart Downloads explained by Martin Brinkmann on July 11, 2018 in Music and Video – 2 commentsSmart Downloads is a new Netflix feature that makes available the next episode of a TV show on your devices and deletes the watched episode.Netflix is available for all sorts of devices; you can watch Netflix on smart TVs, using Amazon Fire and other streaming devices, on your smartphones, on Windows 10 PCs, and in your browser.If you do use Netflix on a mobile or on Windows 10, you may know that you can download shows and movies — not all but some — to the device. The feature is very useful as it allows you to watch Netflix without Internet connection, super-slow Internet, super-expensive Internet, or unstable Internet.The feature is great for pushing movies or shows on the device before you go on a vacation, travel abroad, or prepare for that 10-hour long drive with your kids in the back of the car.Smart DownloadsSmart Downloads aims to improve the process of downloading and deleting new episodes of TV shows. Up until now you had to select shows for download to download them to your device; you also had to delete the shows manually if you wanted to free up space on the device.Smart Downloads identifies the shows you are watching. The feature will start the download of the next episode of a show to your device automatically and it will delete the watched show automatically as well for your convenience.Here is an example of how Smart Downloads works:You download the first two episodes of a new TV Show on Netflix to your device.You watch episode 1 of the show and finish it.Netflix starts the download of episode 3 automatically (if available) once you have watched episode 1. The app deletes episode 1 automatically on the device.Smart Downloads works only if the device is connected via Wi-Fi. The feature is turned on automatically but Netflix customers may disable it.If you use Netflix on Android, you’d tap on Downloads and there on “Smart Downloads on”. The Netflix app for Android displays a toggle on the next page to turn Smart Downloads off and information about the feature.You may want to turn the feature off if you want to be in full control over the downloading and deleting of Netflix content.Closing WordsWhether Smart Downloads is something that you will like depends largely on your watching habits. If you watch TV shows and download episodes to your device regularly, you may like the new feature as it automates the process somewhat.The feature is somewhat limited, however. Netflix downloads the next episode only which means that it is not usable for preparation of a larger trip or situation where you want an entire show available on the device.Now You: What is your take on Smart Downloads?Related articlesBypass Netflix’s Are You Still Watching promptsHow to change the Netflix video quality on your computerHow to disable being included in tests and previews on NetflixHow to protect individual shows or movies on Netflix with a PINWhere is Netflix downloading shows to on Windows 10?SummaryArticle NameNetflix Smart Downloads explainedDescriptionSmart Downloads is a new Netflix feature that makes available the next episode of a TV show on your devices and deletes the watched episode.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgLABOUR Minister Zeta Emilianidou has rejected a request for low-income pensioners to be able to apply for Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) past the deadline, their union Ekysy said on Friday.According to an announcement by the union of Cypriot retirees, their general secretary had sent a letter to Emilianidou on July 10 asking her to amend current legislation to allow pensioners below the poverty line to apply for GMI.This would make them eligible to the ‘small cheque’ payment, which is a small sum of money paid on top of the GMI.Ekysy said 25,000 low-income pensioners did not submit their GMI applications and have lost the right to a small cheque income – a bonus the amount of which varies depending on the category the pensioner belongs to.It called on the government to show some leeway and allow them to submit their application. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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