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India has gender disparity in education, healthcareIndia has gender disparity in education, healthcare

first_imgNearly 54 per cent young women in India are not in education, employment or any kind of training, which is 15 times higher compared to young women and men worldwide, suggesting fewer opportunities for the fairer sex to enter the workforce, finds a Lancet study. The findings showed that globally, the number of 15-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training is estimated to be around three times higher for young women (175 million) than young men (63 million). Also Read – An income drop can harm brainBut, the prevalence in India is over 15 times higher in young women than in young men (nearly 54 per cent compared to 3.5 per cent). “Achieving gender equity in determinants of adolescent health and wellbeing will require action on many fronts, including employment and economic empowerment, better access to essential health care including contraception,” said Professor George Patton from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne in Australia. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardIt also includes implementation of legislative frameworks to protect girls from early marriage, and changes in community norms, Patton said. The study, which tracked recent global changes to adolescent health in 195 countries, estimated that, compared with 1990, an additional 250 million adolescents in 2016 were living in countries where they faced a triple burden of infectious disease, non-communicable diseases including obesity, and injuries – including from violence. Besides the prevalence of anaemia was found to be over 50 per cent among young women in India.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis Sign ‘Al-Quds Call’King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis Sign ‘Al-Quds Call’

Rabat – King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis signed, Saturday at the Throne room of the Rabat Royal Palace, the “Al-Quds Call,” aimed at promoting and enhancing the specific multi-faith character, spiritual dimension and special identity of the holy city.Here follows the full text of this Call, read out in Arabic by secretary general of the Higher Council of Ulema, Mohamed Yessef, and in Italian by Edgar Pena Parra, substitute at Vatican’s secretariat of State.“Call by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis concerning Jerusalem / Al-Quds a Holy City and a Meeting Place On the occasion of the Holy Father’s visit to the Kingdom of Morocco, Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI, recognizing the uniqueness and the sacred character of Jerusalem  (Al-Quds Al-Sharif), and caring deeply about its spiritual significance, as well as its special vocation as a city of Peace, issued this joint Call:“We believe it is important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem (Al-Quds Al-Sharif) as a shared heritage of humankind and to safeguard it, above all for the believers of the three monotheistic religions, as a symbol of peaceful coexistence and as a meeting place where mutual esteem and dialogue are fostered.To this end, the specific multi-faith character, spiritual dimension and special identity of Jerusalem (Al-Quds Al-Sharif) need to be preserved and enhanced.We therefore hope that, in the Holy City, the followers of the three monotheistic religions will be guaranteed free access to religious sites, as well as the right to practice their faith there, so that from Jerusalem (Al-Quds Acharif), the believers may address a prayer to God, the Creator of all beings, for a future of peace and brotherhood on earth.”The ceremony was attended by head of government, Saad Dine El Otmani, the King’s advisors, Omar Azziman, Fouad Ali El Himma and André Azoulay, the minister of the Interior, the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs and members of the delegation accompanying the Supreme pontiff. read more

Basketball star Yao Ming slamdunks for UN effort to end HIV stigmaBasketball star Yao Ming slamdunks for UN effort to end HIV stigma

19 April 2007The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with basketball star Yao Ming, Chinese actor Pu Cunxin, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center to minimize the stigma attached to those living with HIV/AIDS in China. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with basketball star Yao Ming, Chinese actor Pu Cunxin, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center to minimize the stigma attached to those living with HIV/AIDS in China.The groundbreaking campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and also targets the inclusion of family members, neighbours, co-workers and friends living with HIV/AIDS into our lives.A new poster shows Mr. Yao and Mr. Pu together with young people from AIDS-impacted communities, with the message, “We have the same feelings, the same dreams, the same life. HIV/AIDS will not affect our friendship. We are friends!”Over 200,000 of these posters, which were designed by people living with HIV, university students and NGOs, will be distributed nationwide, including in maternal health centres and community clinics. The posters will also be translated into three minority languages, Tibetan, Uygur and Jinbo (Yunnan), and will be distributed in ethnic minority areas such as schools and festival events.“We trust this campaign will help disseminate our common stand for positive action, care and full integration of people living with HIV and AIDS in our global society,” said Alessandra Tisot, UNDP’s Senior Deputy Resident Representative in China.The new campaign – in collaboration with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Chinese Government organizations and NGOs – also developed educational materials such as discussion guides and mini-documentaries.It also draws on a previous effort to dispel misconceptions about the spread of HIV/AIDS, including a poster campaign featuring Mr. Yao and legendary NBA player Magic Johnson.“Important partnerships like these give the NBA an opportunity to use the international power of our brand and the celebrity of our players to have a direct impact on the critical issues facing communities all over the world,” said NBA Senior Vice President Kathy Behrens.In another development, a new report on HIV/AIDS by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paints a mixed picture of progress in reaching the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as they relate to the disease. It cites progress on providing universal access to treatment, but warns that “far greater action will be required to fulfil international commitments on AIDS.”An estimated $10 billion – an increase over the $8.9 billion available in 2006 – will be available for HIV-related programmes in low- and middle-income countries in 2007, but this is just slightly more than half of what is needed. “With the passage of the epidemic’s first 25 years, it has become clearer than ever that the global response must move from an emergency footing to a longer-term effort that lays the groundwork for sustainable progress,” writes Mr. Ban. read more

Wigneswaran expects Jayalalithaa to do good for Northern TamilsWigneswaran expects Jayalalithaa to do good for Northern Tamils

Jayalalithaa also assured dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamils living for years in Tamil Nadu. (Colombo Gazette) Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran expects re-elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram to do good for the Northern Tamils.In a message congratulating Jayalalithaa on her victory at the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls held this week, Wigneswaran said that the Northern Tamils are joyous over her re-election as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. During her election campaign, Jayalalithaa vowed to retrieve Katchatheevu island ceded to Sri Lanka and restore the traditional fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen in Palk Bay. He said her re-election shows the faith the Tamil Nadu people have in her. read more

Vaccinate pets against rabies health unitVaccinate pets against rabies health unit

Haldimand-Norfolk residents are being urged to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals this spring to prevent the spread of the rabies virus.In 2018 there were four animal cases of rabies in Haldimand and one in Norfolk. This year, there has been only one animal case, in Haldimand County. All were in raccoons – none were in domestic animals.Ontario has seen 462 cases of rabies in raccoons and 21 in foxes since a 2015 outbreak of the virus in neighbouring areas.“The virus isn’t just limited to animals – it can cause serious illness in humans as well,” said Shanker Nesathurai, Haldimand-Norfolk’s Medical Officer of Health, in a press release. “Once symptoms appear, the disease is almost always fatal, so it’s incredibly important to seek treatment before symptoms of the infection appear.”Rabies is spread through the saliva of an infected animal by a bite or scratch and is fatal if left untreated. Any mammal can be infected by rabies, with raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes being common regional carriers. Pets such as dogs and cats should be vaccinated for rabies at the age of three months, and the vaccination should be kept up-to-date.To reduce the risk and help prevent the spread of rabies in the community, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit recommends that you:• Ensure your pet’s rabies vaccination is up-to-date. It’s the law.• Stay away from and do not touch unfamiliar animals, or animals acting strangely.• Stay away from wild animals and do not feed them.• Prevent pets from coming into contact with wildlife.• Supervise children when they are around animals.• Do not let pets roam free.• Feed pets indoors. Feeding pets outdoors can attract other unwanted animals.• Keep garbage securely covered.Every owner of a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep must ensure that each animal is immunized against rabies unless the animal is only being taken care of by one person and the animal is not accessible to the public.To report wildlife acting abnormally in Haldimand or Norfolk, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Rabies Information Line at 1-888-574-6656.To report contact that might result in the transmission of rabies to a person, contact the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623.Incidents involving domestic pets being exposed to potentially rabid animals should be reported to your local vet. read more

UN establishes disciplinary units to eliminate sexual abuse by peacekeepersUN establishes disciplinary units to eliminate sexual abuse by peacekeepers

The “Conduct and Discipline Units” will replace individuals in each mission who had taken on the issue in addition to their other duties. The units will be guided by a headquarters office now being staffed in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, and they will charged with handling complaints and managing data while ensuring compliance with UN standards of conduct. UN rules forbid staff from contact with prostitutes, forbid sexual relations with anyone under 18, and “strongly discourage” relations with beneficiaries. In UN peacekeeping, that means all members of the host population. Individual peacekeeping missions also have their own codes of conduct with more stringent measures, including curfews, lists of off-limits establishments, a rule that troops wear military uniforms while off duty, and telephone hotlines to report abuse. The Conduct and Discipline Units are among the recommended actions proposed by Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Adviser on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Peacekeeping Personnel. In June, the General Assembly approved a wide-ranging package of these recommendations. In addition to the Conduct and Discipline Units, other measures now in process include a policy on victims’ assistance, intensified training of peacekeepers, measures to strengthen leadership accountability, improvements in living conditions for peacekeeping personnel. They also include amendments to legal agreements with troop-contributing countries, including contracts with all peacekeeping personnel to include prohibitions on sexual exploitation and abuse. Investigations against some 186 personnel, many resulting in dismissals and repatriations, have been completed. read more

Mall operator Simon Property Group launches 16 billion hostile bid for MacerichMall operator Simon Property Group launches 16 billion hostile bid for Macerich

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Mar 9, 2015 7:49 am MDT Mall operator Simon Property Group launches $16 billion hostile bid for Macerich FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2010 file photo, a woman and a young girl stand at a fountain at the Stanford Shopping Center, a Simon Property Group property, in Palo Alto, Calif. Simon Property Group on Monday, March 9, 2015 said it is launching a hostile bid worth about $16 billion for Macerich Co., after saying the rival mall operator refused to discuss a combination. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Property Group has launched a $16 billion hostile bid for Macerich Co. after saying its rival refused to discuss a combination of two of the largest U.S. mall operators.Simon said Monday that it was offering $91 per share in cash and stock for each share of Macerich. That represents a premium of 30 per cent to the closing price of the mall operator’s shares on Nov. 18, before Simon disclosed that it had accumulated a nearly 4 per cent stake in Macerich.The offer is valued at about $22.4 billion, counting Macerich’s debt.Indianapolis-based Simon said the addition of Macerich would amount to a “strong strategic and geographic fit,” to its property portfolio, and it was confident that Macerich shareholders will accept its offer.Macerich said its board will review the proposal and, in the meantime, advised shareholders of the Santa Monica, California, company to take no action.Simon said it was taking its bid to shareholders after Macerich refused to discuss an acquisition. Chairman and CEO David Simon told his Macerich counterpart, Arthur M. Coppola, in a letter dated Monday that it has been more than a week since the two sides discussed Simon’s interest, and he was disappointed that Coppola has not responded to him “as you said you would.”Simon called the offer “very compelling.”“We have completed nearly $40 billion of acquisitions in a variety of complex transactions during our 21 years as a public company and we see no legal or other impediment to completing our purchase of Macerich,” he wrote to Coppola.Simon is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that operates more than 200 properties in the United States, with a heavy presence in Florida, Texas and California, among other states. It also runs shopping centres in Canada, Japan, Mexico and other countries.Macerich has 51 shopping centres in its portfolio, including locations in Chicago, the metro New York area and Washington, D.C.Simon expects the deal would provide an immediate lift for its funds from operations, a key measure of operating performance for REITs.Shares of Macerich jumped 6 per cent, or $5.19, to $91.91 in Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, Simon Property Group Inc. shares edged up 4 cents to $180.62, and broader markets also advanced slightly. read more

Two more significant arrests watch Scotland Yards latest London attack statement inTwo more significant arrests watch Scotland Yards latest London attack statement in

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Victims of the attack (from left to right:) Aysha Frade; Pc Keith Palmer; Kurt Cochran. One more victim (unpictured) has died: Leslie Rhodes Two more “significant arrests” have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, Scotland Yard has said.Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley said the suspects were held overnight in the West Midlands and North West as he revealed that the killer’s birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao.Mr Rowley appealed to the public for information about the killer, who was also known as Adrian Elms but was using the name Khalid Masood at the time of the attack. Mr Rowley said: “We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well, understands who his associates were and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited.”There might be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but did not feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing those concerns to us.” Victims of the attack (from left to right:) Aysha Frade; Pc Keith Palmer; Kurt Cochran. One more victim (unpictured) has died: Leslie Rhodescenter_img Suspect Khalid Masood's birth name is revealed as Adrian Russell Ajao Suspect Khalid Masood’s birth name is revealed as Adrian Russell Ajao The officer also revealed that the fourth member of the public injured in the attack, who died in hospital on Thursday night, was 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from Streatham, south London.Mr Rowley said two people remain in hospital in a critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries. Two police officers hurt in the attack are also in hospital with “significant injuries”.last_img read more

MATCH OF THE DAY RNL against VeszpremMATCH OF THE DAY RNL against Veszprem

On Sunday will be played the derby of the group A in the EHF Champions League: Rhein-Neckar Löwen will host MKB-MVM Veszprém.The Germans prepared perfectly for this battle, because they could beat Flensburg away in Bundesliga and reached the 3rd position on the table. It was a big surprise, because Flensburg didn’t lose at home since the December of 2011. Veszprém can’t be so satisfied with their results, they lost their two preparing matches in Skopje against Vardar and Metalurg. But this week they had an easy win against Balatonfüred in the domestic championship (39-25). Iman Jamali won’t travel to Mannheim because of an injury. Patrik Ligetvári will replace him, who was chosen to the best youth player in Hungary in 2013.The two teams have played yet in the 2nd round of the group phrase. The Hungarians won with one goal in Veszprém Aréna in an exciting match.Who will be the winner? Let’s see on Sunday at 7 p.m.!TEXT: Virág Farkas ESZPREMhandballRNLVirag Farkas ← Previous Story SG Flensburg sign left back Goran Bogunovic! Next Story → TWO MACEDONIAN TEAMS AT TOP 16: Vardar beat Minsk! read more

France 377 milliards deuros dépensés sur les sites de ecommerceFrance 377 milliards deuros dépensés sur les sites de ecommerce

first_imgFrance: 37,7 milliards d’euros dépensés sur les sites de e-commerce Internet ne connaît pas la crise. Dans un contexte économique difficile, les sites de vente en ligne ont enregistré une croissance de 22% de leur chiffres d’affaires en 2011.Les sites de e-commerce ne se sont jamais autant bien portés. En 2011 en France, selon des chiffres communiqués par la Fevad (Fédération du e-commerce et de la vente à distance) le secteur a enregistré une croissance de son chiffre d’affaires de 22%, pour un total estimé à 33,7 milliards d’euros. Déjà en 2010 les plateformes de vente en ligne avaient connu une augmentation de leur revenus de 24%, preuve de l’engouement croissant des consommateurs pour les achats en ligne, rappelle Clubic.À lire aussiQuelles sont les maladies médiévales et exotiques qui font leur retour en France ?Ce sont les périodes de Noël qui ont boosté les achats, preuve en est, ces quelques semaines représentent à elles seules 20% du chiffre d’affaires annuel avec 7,6 milliards d’euros. Il était déjà de 6,3 milliards d’euros en 2010.30 millions d’e-acheteurs sont référencés par la Fevad. Ces consommateurs ont un panier moyen de 90 euros, un chiffre légèrement en recul par rapport à 2010 de 1%. Mais les différents sites de vente ont enregistré plus de 420 millions de transactions au cours de l’année.Le secteur de la vente en ligne présente une bonne santé dans un contexte difficile pour la consommation des ménages, qui elle baisse de 3% sur le dernier semestre 2011. L’essor provient aussi des transactions réalisées via un mobile, qui ont considérablement augmenté en 2011. Aucun chiffre n’a été avancé par l’étude mais les entreprises reconnaissent que le paiement mobile représente aujourd’hui environ 2% de leur chiffres d’affaires global. Une prouesse pour un parc de consommateurs loin d’être totalement équipé de smartphones et tablettes.Le 31 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Segment set for this weeks 310 WWE Smackdown on USASegment set for this weeks 310 WWE Smackdown on USA

first_img Triple H Pinterest Scheduled for tonight’s Smackdown taping in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a MizTV segment featuring special guests WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Also advertised is Chris Jericho explaining his actions against AJ Styles on RAW.This will all be taped tonight in Milwaukee to air this Thursday on the USA Network.We are seeking live reports that you can send to videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Next Twitter 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show center_img Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Google+ WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Commenting on a new documentary series about to be screened by the BBC, the Governor, Peter Beckingham, said:“There are many reasons why our Turks and Caicos Islands attract so many visitors each year, but one must be at the top of everyone’s list: the magic of an environment surrounded by crystal clear turquoise seas. The color is so distinctive, even from the height of a jet crossing from Miami to South America, that I have heard of passengers asking to know which group of islands  they were flying over. We should treasure that beauty.“Thanks to the endurance and hard graft of a British naturalist our “beautiful by nature” islands have been recorded for thousands to see on film or in a book. Stewart McPherson decided, with enormous ambition, to create a series of films for TV on all the Overseas Territories, entitled “Britain’s Treasure Islands”. The series was shown earlier this year on BBC’s Channel Four, and a book of the series has just been published. Extraordinarily, he must be one of the few people who can claim he has visited, in a journey of over 70,000 miles, all 14  Overseas Territories, from Anguilla to Pitcairn Islands, and the British Indian Ocean Territory to the Falkland Islands.“I’m delighted to say that Turks and Caicos Islands has its own section, and Stewart has highlighted in some beautiful photography and film many of our natural highlights. Of course the wildlife is featured prominently, with some great film (some of it by David Stone, former Vice President of our  Reef Fund) of migratory humpbacks, the endangered loggerhead turtles, sting and eagle rays and sea turtles. Our wonderful birdlife is also shown:  where, as the film asks, can you be in a capital city with its own resident flamingos?“The film doesn’t spare some of the more disturbing aspects of TCI’s earlier history, depicting the “vile industry” of cotton picking and salt production before slavery was abolished. Thankfully the filming does gloss over the recurring environmental problems we face by litter.“Stewart McPherson’s film is a wonderful boost for Turks and Caicos. It highlights the urgent need for us to preserve and be proud of our environment. I hope that copies of the book, which I expect to be able to present to schools during Jill’s Footsteps4Good walk across the islands in September, will encourage and educate our younger generation to take pride and pleasure in one of the most beautiful environments in the world.“You can see extracts from the BBC series about TCI on It’s well worth spending ten minutes reminding ourselves how fortunate we are to live in this environment. Take a look this week!” Related Items:Britian’s Treasure Islands, Stewart McPherson, TCI showcased on BBC documentary Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Shaquille ONeal lands in Havana to teach basketball as sports envoyShaquille ONeal lands in Havana to teach basketball as sports envoy

first_imgHAVANA (WSVN) — Shaquille O’Neal is now the first-ever U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to Cuba, and on Saturday, he took his title to Cuba.The former Miami Heat star posted a picture on Instagram of his flight to Havana.O’Neal is leading basketball clinics for kids and demonstrating how sports can develop academic, leadership and teamwork skills.The 7-foot-1-inch sports legend arrived in Havana on Saturday and returns to the U.S. on Tuesday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police capture alligator near Pembroke Pines schoolPolice capture alligator near Pembroke Pines school

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have captured an alligator who tried to walk into a Pembroke Pines school.The hatchling tried to walk into Somerset Academy North, Wednesday.A police officer captured the reptile and moved it from the school.Police told 7News the hatchling will soon be relocated to the Everglades.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Government takes over Anna canteens in RajamahendravaramGovernment takes over Anna canteens in Rajamahendravaram

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Municipal Corporation Deputy Commissioner Jayaraj has said that they handed over the three Anna canteens in the city here on Thursday as per the directions of the government. The three canteens are located at Subrahmanya Mydanam, Government Hospital and Quarry area. The particulars of the furniture was given to the corporation engineering department and locked the canteens, he added.last_img

HAL IPO 10 points to note before subscribing the issueHAL IPO 10 points to note before subscribing the issue

first_imgHAL IPO: 10 Key things to know before investingSoumepa via Creative CommonsHindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has opened its Initial Public Offer (IPO) on Friday. The company is looking to raise Rs 4,200 crore through the IPO.Here are 10 key points an investor should note before subscribing to the issue:• The face value of the share is fixed at Rs 10 per share. The issue price band for HAL IPO is Rs 1,215 to Rs 1,240 per share.• The offer comprises a net offer of 3,34,38,750 equity shares and an employee reservation portion of up to 6,68,775 equity shares.• For retail investors and eligible employees, there will be a discount on the issue. They will get shares at a discount of Rs 25 on the final offer price.• State-owned defence company aims to raise Rs 4,144.06 crore and Rs 4,229.33 crore at lower and the upper end of the price band.• The subscription opens on March 16 and closes on March 20.• HAL IPO is a part of government’s yearly divestment programme. HAL will not receive any proceeds from the IPO, and all the proceeds will go to the selling shareholder.• SBI Capital Markets and Axis Capital Limited are the books running lead managers to the HAL IPO.• By entering the primary market, the company aims to avail the benefits of listing the equity shares in the stock exchanges.• HAL aims to carry out the disinvestment of 3,41,07,525 equity shares by the selling shareholder (the president of India). He is acting through the Department of Defence Production.• Karvy Computershare Private Limited is the registrar to the issue.HAL is the 39th largest aerospace company in the world in terms of revenue and Indian Army is its biggest client. HAL also supplies products overseas including Afghanistan, Namibia, Seychelles, Ecuador, Mauritius, Maldives, and Nepal.last_img read more

Indias environment minister diesIndias environment minister dies

first_imgAnil Madhav Dave. File photoIndia’s environment minister Anil Madhav Dave died Thursday at the age of 60 in New Delhi, shocking colleagues who remembered him as a nature lover committed to conservation.Dave complained of discomfort in the morning and was rushed from his home to the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he passed away.The Bharatiya Janata Party to which he belonged confirmed Dave’s passing in a brief statement.Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his shock at his colleague’s sudden death, describing it as a “personal loss”.“I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues,” Modi tweeted.“Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.”Other colleagues remembered Dave as a passionate conservationist who spearheaded a campaign to protect India’s Narmada river running through his home state of Madhya Pradesh.Dave, who was unmarried, had been a member of parliament’s upper house since 2009.His death comes amid concern that US President Donald Trump could water down or abandon a global pact on climate change to which India, a major polluter, is a key signatory.India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally signed the Paris agreement last October.last_img read more

Trump dismisses Kavanaugh accuser as drunkTrump dismisses Kavanaugh accuser as drunk

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 5 September judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump dismissed the latest accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “drunk” and “messed up” on Tuesday, as Republicans prepared for a potentially explosive hearing over the judge’s suitability.Despite the swirling controversy over the nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a preliminary vote for Friday at 9:30am (1330 GMT). If approved by the panel, Kavanaugh would go on to face a vote in the full Senate.Taking the political lead in the high-stakes battle over the future of the court, Trump rejected a claim by Deborah Ramirez that Kavanaugh was the person who dropped his pants and thrust his penis in her face at an alcohol-fueled Yale University dorm party about 35 years ago.He said Democratic support for her allegations, as well as those of initial accuser Christine Blasey Ford, amounted to a “con game” to defeat a person he said was perfectly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court bench.”The second accuser has nothing. She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not,” Trump told reporters in New York. “She admits that she was drunk. She admits that there are time lapses.” “Thirty-six years ago, nobody ever knew about it or heard about it, and now a new charge comes up and she said it might not be him, and there were gaps and she said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up,” Trump said.”The Democrats are playing a con game. They know it’s a con game,” he said. “It’s a shame that you can do this to a person’s life.”The committee’s top Democrat meanwhile hit back at the decision to schedule a vote before Blasey Ford had been heard.”It’s clear to me that Republicans don’t want this to be a fair process,” said Dianne Feinstein, describing the move as “outrageous.”Second accuserTrump’s latest attacks came two days before the panel holds a hearing in which Blasey Ford is expected to detail her allegation that Kavanaugh tried to tear her clothes off in an assault during a party around 1982, when both were students at elite private high schools in Washington.Kavanaugh, who has strongly denied the charge, will separately appear at the hearing.With midterm Congressional elections looming in November, the sight of the 11 male Republican committee members cross-examining Blasey Ford had risked appearing disrespectful and a turn-off for female voters.To skirt the challenge, Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced Tuesday late Tuesday he had hired an experienced female prosecutor to question the witnesses during the hearing.”I’m committed to providing a forum to both Ford and judge Kavanaugh on Thursday that is safe, comfortable and dignified,” he said.Securing another conservative justice on the bench is crucial to Republican hopes to turn the court sharply to the right for years to come, with huge implications for law on abortion rights and affirmative action programs.But since Blasey Ford’s charges, one and possibly two more women have come forth with similar allegations of sexual assault or abuse when he was young.On Sunday, The New Yorker published Ramirez’s story, which took place at Yale during 1983-84.On Monday, Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who represents a porn star claiming to have had an affair with Trump, has said he is also representing a third Kavanaugh accuser, whose identity and story he said would be revealed on Wednesday.Explosive hearing loomsRepublicans said they were determined to push the nomination through the narrowly-divided Senate as soon as possible, rejecting Democratic calls to freeze the process to let the FBI investigate all of the allegations.”What message will we send right now in 2018 and the Me Too movement if the Senate rushes through this?” asked Democratic senator Patty Murray.There was no guarantee of full Republican support ahead of the hearing, which could prove to be explosive.At least four Republican senators, including two women who have been outspoken against sexual abuse, have withheld judgment, acknowledging the potential validity of Blasey Ford’s allegation despite the amount of time that has passed and the paucity of hard evidence.But the party’s leadership vowed to push ahead.”We’re looking for the truth here. I don’t think because you happen to be a male you’re disqualified from listening to the evidence and making a decision based upon the evidence,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”I’m confident we’re going to win. I’m confident that he will be confirmed in the very near future.”last_img read more

NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50

first_imgPeople pay their respects at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 17 March 2019. Photo: ReutersThe bodies of some of the victims in New Zealand’s mosque shootings will be released on Sunday to loved ones for burial, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said, as the death toll rose to 50 when police found another body.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on 5 April where police said he was likely to face more charges.Friday’s attack, which Ardern labelled terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and it has raised its security threat level to the highest.Footage of the attack on one of the mosques in the city of Christchurch was broadcast live on Facebook, and a “manifesto” denouncing immigrants as “invaders” was also posted online via links to related social media accounts.It is customary in Islam to bury the dead within 24 hours but no bodies have been released because of the investigation, police said.Arden said victims would be handed over to families from Sunday evening.”It is likely, however, to be a small number to begin with,” she told a media briefing, adding that all should be returned by Wednesday.Huge piles of flowers were laid at sites near the mosques and passersby of all faiths stopped to pay respects. Ardern said police would be posted at all mosques while they are open.Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the body of the 50th victim was found at the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 people died after a gunman entered and shot at people with a semi-automatic rifle with high-capacity magazines, before travelling to a second mosque.Police rammed the suspect’s vehicle and arrested him as he drove away from the second mosque in the suburb of Linwood. Bush said the man was apprehended 36 minutes after police were alerted.Hero HailedOne person at the second mosque was being hailed for distracting and confronting the shooter, preventing further deaths.Abdul Aziz, 48, told media he heard shooting and ran outside the mosque, shouting at the gunman and drawing him away from the building, the Newshub website reported.Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 March 2019. Photo: ReutersAziz, originally from Afghanistan, said he picked up one of the gunman’s discarded weapons and threatened the man, who drove off.Church services for victims of the attack were held around the country, including at Christchurch’s “Cardboard Cathedral”, a temporary structure built after much of the central city was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake.Thirty-four people were in Christchurch Hospital, with 12 in intensive care, while one child was moved to a dedicated children’s hospital in Auckland.Greg Robertson, head of surgery at Christchurch Hospital said staff were used to seeing gunshot wounds and severe injuries, but the scale and nature of the attacks was different.”The magnitude of this is the thing that is the most significant issue for people. It’s just comprehending what is the incomprehensible.”Friends and relatives of victims streamed into a support centre set up at a school across the park from the Al Noor mosque. One woman carried sandwiches and falafel.A student, who asked not to be identified, said a friend had been killed.“He was studying to be a pilot and we saw him for morning classes. Then he went to the mosque as usual,” he said. “I got a call last night from a friend, around midnight, to say he has passed away.”The majority of victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.Pakistan’s high commissioner said six citizens had been killed and three were missing.Facebook, GunsBush said police did not believe that three other people arrested on Friday were involved in the attack. Two men faced charges unrelated or “tangential” to the attack, while a woman had been released, he said.Tarrant did not have a criminal history and was not on any watchlists in New Zealand or Australia.Ardern said a “manifesto” was emailed to more than 30 recipients including her office, nine minutes before the attack but it gave no location or specific details. She said her office sent it to parliamentary security two minutes after getting it.In the manifesto, which was also posted online, Tarrant described himself as “Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old” who used profits from cryptocurrency trading to finance extensive travels through Europe from 2016-2018.The shootings have raised new questions about violence being disseminated online.Ardern told the briefing that she had been contacted by Facebook operations chief Sheryl Sandberg who had acknowledged what had happened.”This is an issue that I will look to be discussing directly with Facebook,” Ardern said.Facebook said on Twitter it had removed 1.5 million videos of the attack in the first 24 hours and it was also removing all edited versions, even those without graphic content.The violence has also shone a new light on gun control.Ardern said Tarrant was a licensed gun owner who allegedly used five weapons, including two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns, which had been modified.”I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change,” Ardern told reporters on Saturday, saying a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered.New Zealand has in the past tried to tighten firearm laws, but a strong gun lobby and culture of hunting has stymied such efforts.There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand, which has a population of only 5 million, but it has had low levels of gun violence.last_img read more

UPDATE Former First Lady Barbara Bush Laid To RestUPDATE Former First Lady Barbara Bush Laid To Rest

first_img#BarbaraBush, followed by #Bush41 and #Bush43 @HPMNews887— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018___2:45 p.m.A funeral procession is making its way to Texas A&M University for the burial of former first lady Barbara Bush.Roughly 1,500 people attended a private funeral Saturday in Houston for the wife of former President George H.W. Bush. He was among four former U.S. presidents at the service.Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in a gated plot at her husband’s presidential library at the university in College Station, Texas. The couple’s daughter Robin is also buried there. She was 3 when she died of leukemia in 1953.Hundreds of people are lining both sides of the street near where the procession with turn to enter campus.Several dozen people are watching from a parking garage across the street from the university’s football and baseball stadiums, which are draped in a large American flag and a Texas flag.___12:30 p.m.Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church where hundreds of people came to offer their final respects during her funeral.Eight of her grandsons served as pallbearers. Behind them, her husband and former President George H.W. Bush followed in his wheelchair, which was pushed by their son, former President George W. Bush.As he was pushed down the walkway in the church, George H.W. Bush shook hands with some of the people who were in the pews. In his lap, he carried his glasses and a copy of the funeral program.Mourners sang “Joyful, joyful, we adore thee” as the family left the nation’s largest episcopal church.Burial will follow at the Bush Library in College Station, Texas.She will be buried next to their 3-year-old daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953___12:15 p.m.Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked how his mother called her style of mothering him and his siblings “a benevolent dictatorship — but honestly it wasn’t always benevolent.”Bush delivered a eulogy during the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92.He emphasized how one of the most important lessons she taught him and others was the power of laughter and that joy should be shared.He choked up at one point, saying his mother — who was known for her self-deprecating remarks about her wrinkles and gray hair — was “beautiful” until the very end.Bush said he felt privileged that he had a “front row” seat to the incredible love story that his parents shared.____11:45 a.m.Historian Jon Meacham says Barbara Bush is the “first lady of the greatest generation.”Meacham spoke to hundreds of people attending the funeral Saturday for the former first lady in Houston.He said in his eulogy that the wife of the 41st president and the mother of the 43rd was “candid and comforting, steadfast and straightforward, honest and loving.”Meacham recalled her work bringing awareness to AIDS patients and in promoting literacy. He also spoke of her quick wit that made her so popular.Meacham said she was devoted to her husband of 73 years, saying former President George H.W. Bush was the “only boy she ever kissed.”Meacham wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush, who is attending the service along with many members of his family and three other former presidents. His granddaughters are providing readings during the service and his grandsons are serving as pallbearers.Funeral service program: St Martin’s Episcopal Church, 7:45 AM, day of #BarbaraBush’s funeral. Family and dignitaries – including the Clintons, Obamas, Melania Trump – will arrive through private entrance @HPMNews887— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018___12:05 a.m.Some 1,500 guests are expected to attend a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation’s largest Episcopal church.First lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are among those expected to attend the invitation-only service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Burial will follow at the Bush Library in College Station, Texas.Son and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush, will deliver eulogies.Thousands of people on Friday paid respects to Barbara Bush, wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd. Bush died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92.“How ‘bout that! I’ve been kissed by the best!” Watch the exciting moment Barbara Bush surprised Willard Scott with a kiss during the 1989 inaugural parade for President George H.W. Bush— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 18, 2018 To honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, @GeorgeHWBush will be wearing a pair of socks festooned with books at today’s funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush.— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 21, 2018___11:45 a.m.Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as “America’s matriarch.”Former President George H.W. Bush was helped into the cavernous sanctuary with a wheelchair behind his sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and other Bush relatives to remember his wife of 73 years. Seated near the front of the church, in the same pew, were two other former presidents — Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — along with their wives and current first lady Melania Trump.Flags were flown at half-mast for the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd as the service began at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, as the choir sang “My Country Tis of Thee.” The church is adorned with sprays of yellow garden roses, yellow snap dragons, antique hydrangeas and other flowers.President Donald Trump isn’t attending to avoid security disruptions and “out of respect for the Bush family and friends attending the service,” according to the White House. He released a statement Saturday saying his “thoughts and prayers” are “with the entire Bush family.” X <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>– / 6– / 14THE LATEST on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):Fifteen hundred people filled St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Saturday for the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Visiting dignitaries included members of six other families to call the White House home, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. But at its core, this was a ceremony for the Bush family. First guests arriving at St Martin’s for funeral of #BarbaraBush @HPMNews887 #hounews— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018 Listen The socks worn by the 41st President of the United States of America at today’s funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush.— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 21, 2018 Eight pallbearers, including six grandsons, bore the casket of Mrs. Bush from the front doors of Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church to the hearse waiting outside. Behind them, President George W. Bush pushed a wheelchair carrying his father, President George H.W. Bush. Mrs. Bush’s remaining children, grandchildren, and their spouses waited as a police honor guard saluted.As the hearse departed, the family boarded a caravan of SUVs, and the procession to College Station began. There, Mrs. Bush was buried on the grounds of the Bush Presidential Library near her daughter Robin.___3:30 p.m.A funeral procession has entered the campus of Texas A&M University for the burial of former first lady Barbara Bush.The motorcade left Houston following a private funeral attended by roughly 1,500 people at the church she and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, regularly attended. He was among four former U.S. presidents at the service.Hundreds of people lined streets as more than a dozen vehicles in the procession slowly wound their way from the nation’s largest Episcopal church in Houston to the campus in College Station, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) away.The university is home to George H.W. Bush’s presidential library. Barbara Bush will be buried in a gated plot near the grave of their 3-year-old daughter, Robin. She died of leukemia in 1953.700 @TAMU Corps of Cadets are currently being bussed to the #GeorgeHWBushLibrary. They will stand, at attention, along #BarbaraBush Drive as part of the funeral procession. #khou11— Melissa Correa (@MCorreaKHOU) April 21, 2018 I’m watching and see @BarackObama @MichelleObama @BillClinton @HillaryClinton @GeorgeHWBush @JebBush #GeorgeWBush and even the @FLOTUS Where is Donald? No where in sight! #BarbaraBushFuneral— Joseph Young (@jayoung1892) April 21, 2018___10:30 a.m.Guests arriving for the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush are starting to fill the nation’s largest Episcopal church, embracing and talking beneath the church’s cavernous sanctuary.About 1,500 people are expected at the private service Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where Mrs. Bush and her husband, George H.W. Bush, long worshipped.Along with the former president, three other former presidents also will attend: the couple’s son, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.A program shows that Barbara Bush’s granddaughters will offer a reading during the service and her grandsons will serve pallbearers. Her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will deliver a eulogy, as will longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush.Officials say more than 6,200 people came through the church Friday to pay their final respects to the former first lady, who died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92.RIGHT NOW: dogs/ officers scoping out @METROHouston busses before 1500 funeral guests go through security and board. #abc13 #BarbaraBushFuneral— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) April 21, 2018 Full list of celebrants: Invited guests include the Clintons, the Obamas, family members of 3 other former presidents, 2 former prime ministers, and many surviving members of @GeorgeHWBush’s administration #BarbaraBush @HPMNews887— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018center_img Bush family @HPMNews887 #BarbaraBush— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018 Melania Trump, the Obamas and Clintons are also in attendance at the funeral service for Barbara Bush. #barbarabushfuneral— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) April 21, 2018 Eulogists for #BarbaraBush include son former FL Gov Jeb Bush, friend Susan Baker, and biographer @jmeacham #hounews @HPMNews887— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018 Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas #BarbaraBushfuneral— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 21, 2018___9:30 a.m.Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin’s Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.About 1,500 people are expected at Saturday’s private service, including four former presidents — Bush’s husband and son, George H.W. and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.First lady Melania Trump will be at the service, but the White House said this week that President Donald Trump wouldn’t attend “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service.”After the service, Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in a gated plot at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University where her and her husband’s daughter Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953 at age 3, is also buried.Thousands of people on Friday paid respects to Bush, who died Tuesday at her Houston home at age 92.First invited guests arriving at St Martin’s by shuttle bus from Second Baptist. Raining intermittently. Helicopter circling above church #BarbaraBush @HPMNews887— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018 Beautiful service for a beautiful lady. Rest in peace #BarbaraBush #BarbaraBushFuneral— Carol (@savannahborn2) April 21, 2018 One classy lady , and yes THE EPIPHANY OF REAL FEMINISM. Without making a wave.#barbarabushfuneral— In loving memory Bobby – Precinct Chair GOP SA TX (@DKatherine210) April 21, 2018 ___11 a.m.Former President George H. W. Bush has arrived with his family at the funeral for his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.The former president was helped in with a wheelchair behind his sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and other Bush relatives.Also now seated in the front of the church, in the same pew, are two other former presidents — Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — along with their wives and current first lady Melania Trump.President Donald Trump isn’t attending the service but released a statement saying his “thoughts and prayers” are “with the entire Bush family.”About 1,500 people are expected at the private service Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Barbara Bush and her husband regularly worshipped at the church, which is the largest Episcopal church in the country. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: #BarbaraBush @HPMNews887— Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) April 21, 2018 00:00 /00:42 Sharelast_img read more