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Transgender job fair aims to help integrate trans people into workforceTransgender job fair aims to help integrate trans people into workforce

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto transgender woman is holding a job fair geared toward transgender and gender-nonconforming people to try to spark systemic change in the Canadian workforce.Biko Beauttah, who came to Canada as a refugee from Kenya 11 years ago, says transgender people often struggle to find work in conventional jobs and turn to things like drug dealing and the sex trade.She started Trans Workforce, an organization that is setting up next week’s job fair and supports the transgender community in Toronto. After multiple attempts to set up the job fair, Beauttah said she was able to set up the event with help from LGBTQ community groups.“The idea came around based on my lived experience and my inability to find work despite having nine years of post-secondary education,” said Beauttah, a transgender woman who identifies as female.“The continued marginalization of trans people, you can see it with how we’re not represented in the corporate structure … we’re not given enough options,” said Beauttah.The absence of transgender people in the general workforce is something Beauttah sees as one of the major unresolved issues in the LGBTQ rights movement.Beauttah said there will be around 15 employers at the job fair, which will take place on Nov. 20. Some potential employers include the Canadian Armed Forces, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Indigo.As more companies began to show their interest in the fair, Beauttah said that picking employers who actively wanted to normalize the presence of trans people in their workforce was an important factor.A Facebook event page for the group shows more than 200 people are either interested in the event or plan to attend.While Beauttah hopes that events like these will catch on in other cities, she also said that the transgender and gender-nonconforming community could soon reach a point where they don’t need to rely on her organization.“I hope there comes a time when Trans Workforce isn’t really needed because people will be hiring people because of their skill and talent, and not based on their gender,” said Beauttah.last_img read more

Heavy rains force UN refugee agency to suspend repatriation of Eritreans fromHeavy rains force UN refugee agency to suspend repatriation of Eritreans from

“The rains turned dry riverbeds into swollen streams and have rendered various road crossings in western Sudan impassable,” UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski told the press today in Geneva, warning that the Gash River in Eritrea has also risen and is flooding onto the flat plains of the Gash Barka area, where most refugees are returning. The operation is expected to pick up again at the end of the rainy season in early September. Since the start of the operation on 12 May, the UN agency has helped nearly 21,000 refugees to return home, and more than 28,000 refugees in 12 of the 23 camps in western Sudan have registered to repatriate. Before the end of the year, UNHCR expects to aid the return of another 40,000 refugees. On 18 July, UNHCR met with Eritrean authorities in Asmara to review the integration of the returnees, the spokesman said. Authorities report that some villages in the Gerset and Aklelet areas have experienced more than 100 per cent growth, placing great pressure on health and water facilities in these areas. UNHCR and the Eritrean Government agreed to set up a technical committee to work with local authorities who will implement projects to meet the immediate short-term needs of returning populations. The UN agency hopes that other development agencies will also step in to meet longer-term development needs. read more

Ezekiel Elliott explodes for 274 yards Ohio State holds on for 3427Ezekiel Elliott explodes for 274 yards Ohio State holds on for 3427

OSU players before a game against Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo Editor BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – With No. 1 Ohio State’s offense struggling and the team trailing in the second half, the thought of an upset was very much alive in the minds of the home crowd at Indiana.Running back Ezekiel Elliott was sure to put an end to that talk.The junior rushed for 243 yards in the second half, including touchdown runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards, and the Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) held off the Hoosiers (4-1, 0-1) in the final seconds to grab a 34-27 victory.“In games like this, big plays are what’s going to spark the team,” Elliott said. “The O-line did a great job blocking, and they made it easy for me.”Redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas said after the game that the team was happy to take the victory, but knew it would have to improve as Big Ten play wears on.“It’s the start of Big Ten ball, and it’s great to win on the road in a tough environment, but we’re a little bit down, we’re going to get it corrected and bounce back,” Thomas said.After the first 11 plays of the game resulted in minimal yardage, Indiana got going with a 12-yard screen pass to junior running back Jordan Howard on third down. Maintaining an uptempo, hurry-up offense, the Hoosiers brought the ball into the red zone, but OSU stood strong to hold them on third down. A 34-yard kick by redshirt sophomore Griffin Oakes was good, giving Indiana a 3-0 lead.The first quarter for OSU featured just one first down, while being outgained by the Hoosiers 114-36 and outscored 3-0.The Hoosiers picked up at the OSU 25-yard line to begin the second quarter and used a pair of 3rd-and-8 conversions to get the ball to the three. From there, sophomore running back Devine Redding pounded the ball in with a couple of carries, putting Indiana up 10-0 early in the second quarter.“We were just killing ourselves,” Elliott said. “We weren’t giving ourselves a shot, and that’s something we’ve been doing all season and we have to eliminate that.”The Buckeyes finally got on the board on their next drive as passes of 26 yards to redshirt senior tight end Nick Vannett and 21 yards to junior H-back Dontre Wilson helped get the ball to the Indiana 5-yard line. However, the drive stalled from there, forcing OSU to settle for a field goal and a 10-3 deficit.After a fumble by redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall stopped OSU’s chance to tie the game, the Hoosiers were unsuccessful on three plays inside their own 20-yard line.Instead of punting, however, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson called for a fake punt, which was blown up by redshirt junior linebacker Joe Burger for a loss. The Buckeyes were unable to find the end zone despite starting at the Indiana 13-yard line, but redshirt senior Jack Willoughby converted his second field goal to make the score 10-6.After stopping a nine-play Indiana drive from resulting in a score, OSU embarked on a nine-play drive of its own. Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott found the end zone on a screen pass, but an illegal block on redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller negated the score. After a sack and a fumbled snap, OSU was forced to settle for a 43-yard field goal — which clanked off the right upright to keep the score 10-6 at the half.Jones completed 13 of 17 passes in the first half for 200 yards, but the Buckeyes managed just 14 total rushing yards. The Buckeyes were hindered by three penalties for 47 yards but outgained the Hoosiers 214-169, including 178-55 in the second quarter.After OSU’s first drive of the second half resulted in a three-and-out, Elliott took matters into his own hands on the next one.Following a rush of 14 yards by Miller on the first play, Elliott ran eight yards before exploding for a 55-yard scoring run to give the Buckeyes their first lead, 13-10.Elliott took the carry up the middle before veering to his left and outrunning the Hoosier defense down the field before diving for the pylon.The OSU defense continued to stand strong with the lead in hand, not allowing the Hoosiers to gain a yard on three straight offensive possessions.After getting the ball to the red zone with a chance to pad its lead after the third straight three-and-out, however, Jones’ pass was intercepted by Indiana sophomore linebacker Tegray Scales and taken to midfield. On the next play, sophomore quarterback Zander Diamont — in the game in place of injured starter Nate Sudfeld — found sophomore receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. for 28 yards.Two plays later, Diamont and Cobbs again connected, this time for 13 yards into the red zone. A play later, the Hoosiers retook the lead with an 11-yard run by Redding — his second score of the day.Redding, seeing an increased workload because of an injury sustained by Howard — who came into the game leading the nation in rushing — finished with just 45 yards on 30 carries, but added the two scores.Down by four, Elliott again changed the direction of the game.On a 4th-and-short from the Buckeyes’ own 35-yard line, Elliott took a shotgun handoff from Jones and exploded up the middle, going mostly untouched in a 65-yard touchdown run.“It was a great call, a great scheme by the offense, and I really didn’t have to do much but outrun the (defensive backs) to score,” Elliott said.One play into the fourth quarter, the Buckeyes found another way to find the end zone as Jones lofted a pass 23 yards to an open Thomas. The score was the fourth touchdown catch of the year for the redshirt junior and gave OSU a two-score cushion.Marshall’s second fumble of the game gave the Hoosiers the ball back at midfield, which they turned into a 34-yard field goal to make the score 27-20.While Marshall was the game’s leading receiver with six catches for 110 yards, OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game that his tendency to fumble is something that has “got to change.”“We’re turning the ball over at an alarming rate, and that’s obviously a difference in the game and at some point that’s going to bite you,” Meyer said.With the crowd starting to get loud again, Elliott put a stop to the momentum yet again, carrying it 75 yards for his third score of the day on the first play following Indiana’s field goal.“We like to have big plays,” redshirt junior guard Pat Elflein said. “We did that last year too, big passes or big runs. We thrive off those big plays.”Elliott finished with 274 yards rushing on 23 carries, a career high and more than enough for his 10th consecutive game of more than 100 yards on the ground. The rushing total was tied for the second most in a single game in OSU history.Refusing to go down quietly, Diamont rolled out to the outside and ran 79 yards on Indiana’s first play of the drive to bring the score back to a one-touchdown margin.OSU stuck to the ground on its next two drives, barely moving the ball and giving Indiana a pair of chances to tie or take the lead.The first drive resulted in a three-and-out, but the Hoosiers were able to move the ball on their second try, getting as far as the OSU 5-yard line with less than a minute left.OSU stuffed a first-down run by Redding before a false start penalty. Now needing 10 yards to keep the game alive, Diamont’s second-down pass was knocked away and a third-down run only went for a yard.With one more chance to tie the game or take the lead, the snap sailed over Diamont’s head, forcing him to run back 20 yards and heave a desperation pass into the end zone, which was knocked away to seal the victory.“We knew they only had nine seconds so they’re going to have to chuck it up, and we have to bat the ball down,” junior safety Vonn Bell said. “It’s a sense of relief that the defense, they stood up and took the challenge, and that’s a good sign right there.”Jones finished 18-of-27 for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception.OSU outgained Indiana, 517-402, though Indiana led 21-13 in first downs.The Buckeyes are next set to return home to face Maryland on Oct. 10. Kickoff is set for noon at Ohio Stadium. read more

Commentary Even without game could be deciding weekend for Ohio State footballCommentary Even without game could be deciding weekend for Ohio State football

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) dives for the end zone during a game against Washington Oct. 12 at Husky Stadium. Oregon won, 45-24.Credit: Courtesy of MCTAs we head into the 11th week of the college football season, the No. 4-ranked Ohio State football team is facing what is perhaps the most important weekend of its season — despite the fact that the Buckeyes aren’t even playing.Next weekend, OSU will aim to get healthy and stay refreshed for the home stretch of the season with just three regular season games remaining.But although making sure players like sophomore right tackle Taylor Decker and junior linebacker Curtis Grant are fully healthy is vital to the Buckeyes’ success for the rest of the year, that isn’t what makes this weekend so important.In week 11, there are two top-10 matchups, and another game that might be arguably more intriguing.Thursday No. 6 Baylor (7-0, 4-0) is set to host No. 10 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1) at 7:30 p.m. Later that night, No. 3 Oregon (8-0, 5-0) is set to travel to Stanford, Calif., to take on the No. 5 Cardinal (7-1, 5-1).Saturday, No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0) is set to take on No. 13 LSU (7-2, 3-2) at 8 p.m.If the Buckeyes want to have any shot at playing in the BCS National Championship Game, they have to hope one or more of the undefeated teams fall this weekend.At the moment, OSU is waiting to see if two of the top three teams will fall by the end of the year in hopes of making a push for the title.Each of these three marquee matchups will prove a test for the higher ranked teams involved.Baylor, historically, struggles mightily against the Sooners, only having one win to their name in 22 tries. The one win did come the last time that Oklahoma visited Waco, Texas, in 2011, but that was when the Bears had eventual Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III to lead the way.The Crimson Tide, who have already beaten two ranked teams this year, have also struggled in recent years against their opponent this weekend. Since 2003, Alabama is 4-7 against LSU, including going 1-4 in Bryant-Denny Stadium, where this year’s game will be played.Although the Tide have won the previous two matchups with the Tigers, including a 21-0 victory in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, it remains to be seen if they can rise above their struggles against LSU.Then there’s Oregon.In 2012, the then-No. 2 Ducks were 10-0 in early November and looked to be on their way to a shot at the national championship. However, Stanford had different plans, with the then-No. 13 Cardinal beating the Ducks, 17-14, in overtime and dashing any title hopes Oregon had.It is always said November is the most important month in college football, with many teams facing the meat of their conference schedule. Last season alone, three of the teams that were ranked in the top five in the BCS standings entering week 11 lost, including both Alabama and Oregon.This weekend is vital to the Buckeyes national title aspirations. OSU has been doing its part by winning all of its games so far, but unless something can happen in the next couple of weekends, the Buckeyes will be on the outside looking in for the national championship.So if a few top teams fall this weekend, the Buckeyes could come out big winners ­— even on a weekend in which they don’t play. read more

The World Coal Institute appoints new ChairmanThe World Coal Institute appoints new Chairman

first_imgThe World Coal Institute (WCI) has appointed Dr Don Elder as its new Chairman. Elder was elected Chairman at the 48th WCI Board Meeting held in Brussels and succeeds Preston Chiaro. A Director of the WCI since 2003, Elder is Chief Executive Officer of Solid Energy New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest primary energy producer. Solid Energy produces and distributes coal, biomass, biofuels, coal bed methane and solar energy and regularly participates in new energy research and commercialisation including carbon capture and storage (CCS), alternative energy and waste re-use.Elder is also the Deputy Chairman of the Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency. On his appointment, Elder commented: “Supply of secure, affordable energy is increasingly one of the greatest challenges facing the world and coal is an increasingly critical component of the supply mix, but it also must rise to the challenge of supporting environmental sustainability. It is a great honour to be asked to chair the WCI at one of the most exciting times in the history of the industry.”WCI Chief Executive, Milton Catelin, welcomed the appointment of Elder and also paid tribute to the contribution of the outgoing Chairman, Preston Chiaro. Catelin: “Preston has been a great ambassador for the World Coal Institute and for the coal industry more widely.” He continued: “We look forward to working with Don in continuing to progress the work of WCI and meeting the evolving challenges faced by the coal industry worldwide.”last_img read more

Gardaí appeal for publics assistance in finding teenage girl missing since yesterdayGardaí appeal for publics assistance in finding teenage girl missing since yesterday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 25,125 Views http://jrnl.ie/4063210 Sunday 10 Jun 2018, 2:40 PM Victoria Jul Image: GPO Share272 Tweet Email Gardaí appeal for public’s assistance in finding teenage girl missing since yesterday Victoria Jul was last seen was last seen at about 2pm near her home on Hillside Drive. Short URL Image: GPO 5 Comments Victoria Jul GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a teenage girl who has been missing since yesterday.Victoria Jul was last seen was last seen at about 2pm near her home on Hillside Drive, Birr, Co Offaly yesterday afternoon.She is described as: 5 ft 5 in in heightOf medium buildWith long brown hairAnd brown eyesWhen last seen she was wearing dark clothing.Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have seen Victoria or have any information to contact them in Birr on 057 9169711, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. By Cormac Fitzgerald Jun 10th 2018, 2:40 PM last_img read more

Et si le chat avait été domestiqué en Chine il y aEt si le chat avait été domestiqué en Chine il y a

first_imgEt si le chat avait été domestiqué en Chine il y a plus de 5 000 ans ?Publiée dans PNAS, une étude archéologique sino-américaine menée sur un  site néolithique de Chine suggère que des chats, attirés par les rongeurs s’attaquant aux réserves de grains, côtoyaient déjà l’homme à cet endroit il y a 5.300 ans.Si des études génétiques suggèrent que la plupart des 600 millions de chats actuels descendent de la sous-espèce moyen-orientale de chat sauvage (Felis sylvestris lybica), on connaît mal l’histoire de la domestication de ce félin. Les indices les plus anciens de cette domestication connus à ce jour remontent à l’Égypte antique, il y a 4.000 ans environ. Toutefois, une équipe dirigée par Yaowu Hu, de l’Académie chinoise des sciences a récemment repoussé cette limite.En Chine, dans l’ancien village de Quanhucun, ces scientifiques ont retrouvé de nouveaux éléments remontant à une date plus ancienne. Sur ce site, des os de rongeurs, de chiens, de porcs, de cerfs et 8 os de chats (provenant de 2 individus au moins) ont été datés – au radiocarbone – de 5.300 ans. Leur analyse isotopique a également montré que les 3 premières de ces espèces se nourrissaient essentiellement de mil, cultivé par les premiers agriculteurs locaux. Les chats, eux, se nourrissaient probablement des rongeurs, lesquels profitaient des réserves de mil, comme le suggèrent aussi la présence d’un terrier de rongeur dans un ancien silo et la façon dont le grain était mis à l’abri dans des pots. Une illustration claire de la théorie rapprochant peu à peu les chats des humains par l’intermédiaire des rongeurs, plaies des récoltes.Déjà des chats domestiqués ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En outre, l’un des chats dont les restes ont été trouvés à Quanhucun était âgé, donc avait bénéficié d’une nourriture abondante tout au long de sa vie. Un autre, selon les analyses isotopiques, avait mangé pas mal de mil. Ces félins – dont on ignore encore l’origine génétique : chinoise ou moyen-orientale ? – ont-ils exploité les résidus alimentaires de l’homme… ou bien ont-ils été nourris ? “Les résultats de cette étude montrent que le village de Quanhucun était une source de nourriture pour les chats il y a 5.300 ans, et que la relation entre les humains et les chats était commensale, ou avantageuse pour les chats”, explique Fiona Marshall, archéologue à l’Université Washington de St Louis (Missouri), qui a participé à l’étude. “Même si ces chats n’étaient pas encore domestiqués, notre découverte confirme qu’ils vivaient très proche des fermiers, et que la relation présentait des bénéfices mutuels”, ajoute t-elle. “Au moins trois axes différents de recherche scientifique nous permettent [ici] de raconter une histoire sur la domestication du chat”. Néanmoins, certains éléments trouvés par le passé pourraient suggérer une domestication encore plus ancienne. C’est notamment le cas de restes de chat sauvage retrouvés dans une tombe humaine à Chypre, ils remontent à environ 10.000 ans.Le 19 décembre 2013 à 10:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about mandated vaccinesAssemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about mandated vaccines

first_img KUSI Newsroom, pic.twitter.com/VPXAwt6Xlw— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 18, 2019 Posted: July 22, 2019 Updated: 11:33 AM 1/3This is the PEOPLE’S HOUSE!Thank YOU for ALL your Direct Messages & Photos & emails exposing the shenanigans and corruption in the Cal State Legislature in Sacramento.I will be vetting them & releasing them starting with Members on the Appropriations Committee.#NoOnSB276 pic.twitter.com/rzQ7h5dsSt— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019 2/3By early next week we will have a web site dedicated to collecting and receiving ANONYMOUS tips and SUBMISSIONS EXPOSING GOVERNMENT MALFEASANCE of our state Legislators.Sunshine is the best disinfectant. We want an open and transparent GOV for the PEOPLECAL VOTERS DON’T PLAY pic.twitter.com/2mVbwlmIdS— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019 Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about ‘mandated vaccines’ KUSI Newsroom center_img In a California State Assembly hearing on SB 276, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insulted and humiliated members of the public who were in attendance to voice their concern on the immunization bill.Actor Rob Schneider then called out Lorena for this behavior on Twitter writing, “How do the good people of San Diego vote for this DESPICABLE & RUDE “Servant of the People?” Please CALL CAL Assemblywoman ⁦@LorenaSGonzalez⁩ & remind her this is not the SOVIET UNION & YOU ARE NOT THE CZAR OF CALI! 619-338-8090 or tel:(916)319-2080″ with the above video.Gonzalez is a supporter of SB 276, the bill would instead require the State Department of Public Health, by January 1, 2021, to develop and make available for use by licensed physicians and surgeons an electronic, standardized, statewide medical exemption request that would be transmitted using the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), and which, commencing January 1, 2021, would be the only documentation of a medical exemption that a governing authority may accept.Schneider continues to tweet out his complaints with the California “Super Majority” and what they are able to.Schneider has dozens of tweets criticizing Assemblywoman Gonzalez and her husband, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. You can look through them here: twitter.com/RobSchneider Thank YOU, KUSI for calling a BULLY a BULLY! SomeONE in the MEDIA GETS IT!Please add that she is a paid Pharma Shill and Baffoon! “Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about ‘mandated vaccines’ “ https://t.co/qRn58Ae3sE— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 23, 2019 3/3The State of California Cannot Practice Medicine! The absurd idea that some bureaucrat in Sacramento is going to make what could be a LIFE OR DEATH decision over the health of a child THEY’VE NEVER MET WITH ZERO LIABILITY is nothing short of MEDICAL TOTALITARIANISM#NoOnSB276 pic.twitter.com/hWLqYj02n9— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019The full  26-minute video of the Assembly Appropriations Hearing on SB 276 is below. Hey⁦@LorenaSGonzalez⁩ ur not ur usual combative deflecting self. Can’t you just accuse @KUSInews of being Anti-Vaxxer,orAnti-Woman,Anti-LatinA? Or maybe they are just a news org that is calling you out on ur Despicable UnAmerican Authoritarianism. https://t.co/qRn58Ae3sE— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 23, 2019 July 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Lorena Gonzalez FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unityHamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

first_imgMasked youth cadets from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, march in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis. Photo: AFPHamas said Sunday it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections.The statement comes after Hamas leaders held talks with Egyptian officials last week, and with the Gaza Strip run by the Palestinian Islamist movement facing a mounting humanitarian crisis.Hamas said it had agreed to key demands made by Fatah: dissolving the so-called “administrative committee” created in March, while saying it was ready for elections and negotiations toward a unity government.It called on the Palestinian Authority government based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank “to come to Gaza to exercise its functions and carry out its duties immediately”.Hamas chief Ismail Haniya agreed to take such steps in talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo last week, a Hamas official has told AFP.It was unclear, however, whether the steps would result in further concrete action toward ending the deep division with Fatah.Hamas for now continues to run a de facto separate administration in the Gaza Strip and is in charge of the security forces there.Previous attempts to resolve the split have repeatedly failed.Abbas’s Fatah welcomed the announcement, saying it followed “extensive meetings” between its own representatives and Egyptian intelligence officials.‘Tangible practical steps’Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said a bilateral meeting with Hamas would be organised to begin working out a way forward.“There will be tangible practical steps in the next few days, starting with the Palestinian national unity government resuming its work according to law in Gaza as it does in the West Bank, in order to continue its efforts to relieve the suffering of our people in the strip and work towards lifting the unjust blockade,” Ahmad told official Palestinian news agency Wafa.The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli blockade for around a decade, while its border with Egypt has also remained largely closed in recent years.Abbas is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly meeting, where he is set to speak on Wednesday.A Palestinian government spokesman, Yousef al-Mahmoud, said it was ready to return to Gaza and “assume all responsibilities,” while adding it also needed “clarifications” and further details on Hamas’s announcement.UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov also welcomed Hamas’s steps.“It is critical that the grave humanitarian situation in Gaza, most notably the crippling electricity crisis, be addressed as a priority,” he said.In Sunday’s statement, Hamas spoke of the “dissolution” of the administrative committee, which was seen as a rival government to Abbas’s administration.Hamas formed the committee in March, and since then Abbas has sought to put further pressure on the Islamist movement, reducing electricity payments for the Gaza Strip among other measures.Hamas has run Gaza since 2007, having seized it in a near civil war from Fatah following a dispute over parliamentary elections won by the Islamist movement the previous year.No elections since 2006The West Bank and Gaza have not participated in an election together since 2006.Abbas, whose term was meant to end in 2009, has remained in office with no election held.The Gaza Strip has meanwhile faced deteriorating humanitarian conditions, including a severe electricity crisis and a lack of clean water.The coastal enclave of some two million people also has one of the world’s highest unemployment rates.Facing those conditions, Hamas has turned to Egypt for assistance, particularly for fuel to produce power-and has faced pressure to take steps toward Palestinian reconciliation in return.Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, including Hamas, have fought three wars since 2008.The Jewish state says its blockade is necessary to stop Hamas from obtaining weapons or materials that could be used to make them.During a visit to the strip in August, UN chief Antonio Guterres called for the blockade to be lifted, saying Gaza was enduring “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” he had seen.Hamas has sought to soften its image recently, though last month its Gaza head, Yahya al-Sinwar, said the movement had increased its military capabilities thanks to newly improved relations with Iran, Israel’s arch-enemy.last_img read more

80 Miniature Horses And Ponies Rescued By Houston SPCA80 Miniature Horses And Ponies Rescued By Houston SPCA

first_img Share Twitter account @CW39HoustonThe Houston SPCA says it has rescued more than 80 miniature horses and ponies from a property near Baytown. They’re being treated by a team of veterinarians, for multiple health issues– including lameness and overgrown hooves. The organization says the horses and ponies were found emaciated, had no access to fresh water, and many were having difficulty breathing. HELP THE HORSES: The @HoustonSPCA rescued about 60 horses suffering from medical issues & here’s how to help: https://t.co/vk62qFySKr pic.twitter.com/mKCRT3VLI5— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 17, 2017last_img read more

How Alexa Got Her PersonalityHow Alexa Got Her Personality

first_img Popular on Variety Have you ever asked Alexa about her feelings? Or told her that she is hilarious? No need to be embarrassed, you’re not alone. Browse the reviews of the Echo smart speaker on Amazon.com, and you’ll find countless examples of people calling Alexa playful and funny, and a great companion, or even a friend.That’s no accident. Alexa’s developers have been working from the start on giving her a distinct personality, recalled the Amazon’s senior vice president for devices and services Dave Limp during the company’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas this week. This was in part a response to other smart assistants already in the market.“Sometimes not being first with something is a happy accident,” Limp said. Apple had been shipping phones with its Siri assistant for some time, and Google had also begun to offer voice functionality for Android phones. At least initially, these phone assistants were very utilitarian, recalled Limp. “They were for command and control, maybe navigation. And when you’re doing a command and control, personality actually gets in the way,” he said. “You don’t want your steering wheel in your car to have a personality.” Streamers, Asians, V/R, Boost Industry Attendance As Venice Market Kicks Off Amazon didn’t have the same kind of legacy, which allowed the company to start from scratch. “From day one, we were able to think about Alexa as an embodiment of a person,” Limp said. This started with the wake word, which is the phrase that wakes up the assistant to listen to voice commands. “It would’ve been much easier, trust me, to have it be Hey Amazon or OK Amazon,” said Limp. “But we felt like having a name, in this case Alexa, was (conveying) so much more personality.”Alexa developers didn’t just stop with the name. They also decided to go beyond the utilitarian helpfulness of an algorithm by giving the smart assistant something that humans have a lot of — her own opinions. “If you’ve ever gone to a dinner party devoid of opinions, you wanted to run not walk away from that dinner party,” said Limp. “It’s just a boring dinner party.”The result: Alexa has opinions about all kinds of things, from food to pets to even some slightly political topics. She is a self-proclaimed feminist, and will tell you that she thinks everyone “deserves to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect” — answers that have resulted in some on the fringe right calling her a leftist who is somehow in cahoots with George Soros. (If you do ask Alexa whether she is a liberal, she will tell you that there are “no voting booths in the cloud,” adding: “Believe me, I’ve looked.”)Alexa’s opinions also vary slightly from country to country to make her personally relatable everywhere. “Her favorite beer in the U.S. is different than her favorite beer in Germany,” said Limp.How much personality does Alexa need to be relatable, but not annoying? “Twenty-two percent,” joked Amazon vice president of Alexa experience and Echo devices Toni Reid during an interview with Variety, before adding: “No, there is no actual formula for that.” “We knew we wanted the assistant to have characteristics that were important to us at Amazon as builders,” Reid recalled. “Smart, humble, helpful, sometimes funny.” But while her team was envisioning Alexa as relatable from day one, it didn’t anticipate how much people would relate to her. “When we launched, to be honest, we were a bit surprised at how much people reacted to the personality,” Reid said. The result was an even bigger focus on injecting personality throughout the entire Alexa experience. “We run a bunch of kind of experiments and kind of test the boundaries a bit,” Reid said.One of the lessons from these experiments: Just like humans, assistants can become overbearing. And to get the balance right, context matters. “There are certain times when you’re in a hurry,” said Reid. “You need information very quickly. Probably not the best time to insert a little bit of personality.”Her team has even talked about tweaking Alexa’s personality to adapt to each and every user, but that approach could be challenging as well. “That person could exhibit different types of behavior in different situations,” said Amazon vice president of Echo & Alexa devices Miriam Daniel. Being contextually relevant was the better approach, she argued. “When somebody comes home and says ‘Alexa, I’ve had a long hard day,’ versus when somebody says ‘Alexa, what have you done today?’ The response you give could be very different.”There is some good news for anyone who isn’t a people person at all, and doesn’t need their smart speaker to have that many opinions. A little over a year ago, Amazon introduced a feature called brief mode that can be enabled in the Alexa app. With it, Alexa speaks a lot less, gives shorter answers, and even responds with chime sounds instead of verbal confirmations for some commands. 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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in a chewing tobacco user with HPV-associated oral cancer. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systemscenter_img Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in a chewing tobacco user with HPV-associated oral cancer.October 30, 2018 — A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to accurately determine whether patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) are free from cancer following radiation therapy. Findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting.The sophisticated, new liquid biopsy test – which measures fragments of DNA shed by cancers cells in the blood – could save thousands of dollars per patient by reducing the need for costly radiological studies such as PET/CT scans following radiation therapy and greatly increase patients’ peace of mind.“We’ve developed a highly specific, sensitive liquid biopsy blood test for people with HPV-associated OPSCC,” said Bhisham Chera, M.D., an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. “This blood test had exceptional performance in monitoring patients for cancer recurrence after radiation therapy. If the circulating tumor HPV DNA is undetectable, there is a high likelihood that the patient is in remission and cancer-free.”The number of oral cancer cases associated with HPV has been climbing over the past several decades, even as head and neck cancers have generally been declining. Oropharyngeal SCC is the most common HPV-related cancer, and it is five times more common among men than women. This type of cancer affects the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils, and it is most prevalent in younger, non-smoking men (median age of diagnosis in the 50s). Radiation therapy has been shown to be a highly effective treatment, but patients must be monitored for recurrence for up to five years to ensure their cancer doesn’t return.The liquid biopsy test developed by Chera and his colleagues to monitor patients following radiation therapy is a digital polymerase chain reaction assay for HPV DNA that is highly specific, in that it does not cross-detect other types of cellular DNA; precise, in that it can be consistently reproduced; and sensitive, in that it has the ability to detect as few as six molecules of HPV DNA in a blood sample.The test was able to predict whether a patient was cancer-free with very high accuracy, indicated by a negative predictive value — the probability that patients with a negative screening test truly don’t have cancer — of 100 percent. That type of accuracy in a liquid biopsy test, said Chera, could potentially reduce the need for costly radiological studies during post-treatment surveillance, reserving them only for patients with detectable ctHPVDNA. The cost for a liquid biopsy test of this type is in the hundreds of dollars, compared to several thousand for radiological studies.In other types of liquid biopsy tests, explained the researchers, it can be difficult to differentiate between DNA coming from normal cells and that coming from tumor cells, making it tough to get an accurate picture.“Viruses circulating in the body can be derived either from tumors or from normal infections, and a key challenge for post-treatment care is distinguishing between these two very different sources,” said Gaorav P. Gupta, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of radiation oncology at UNC and also a member of the Lineberger Cancer Center. “Our approach makes it possible to distinguish between tumor-derived and non-tumor sources of HPV.”Their multianalyte assay also tests the same piece of DNA twice, allowing for verification, said Dr. Gupta. “As a result, we can now detect minute amounts of cancer in patients from a simple blood draw. In our clinical study, every patient who developed a recurrence scored positively for the test – in some cases many months before their tumors would be clinically detectable. Not a single patient that was negative for our test developed a recurrence.”The test also uses technology that allows for a more precise count of how many pieces of tumor DNA are in the blood at any given time, said Chera. “You can see the number of fragments growing or declining, and we can make comparisons over time. Older techniques gave you a relative quantification and had limited sensitivity. Our test is providing absolute quantification, so you can actually measure how much tumor-derived HPV DNA is there each time.”This prospective biomarker trial included 89 patients with HPV-associated OPSCC whose cancer had not spread distantly to other organs. All patients received definitive chemoradiation therapy (CRT), with 78 receiving de-intensified CRT to 60 Gray (Gy) total radiation dose and 11 receiving standard CRT to 70 Gy.Beginning three months after treatment completion, patients were monitored with a combination of PET/CT scans, CT scans and chest x-rays every six months. Additionally, patients underwent clinical exams every two to four months for two years, and every six months for the following three years. The average follow-up time for patients on the study was 19.8 months (range: 3.7–44.7).Blood was drawn and tested for ctHPVDNA in all patients during each follow-up visit after treatment. If ctHPVDNA was detected, additional imaging tests were performed.Following the three-month, post-CRT scans, 70 of the 89 patients in the surveillance cohort had undetectable levels of ctHPVDNA at every follow-up visit. None of these 70 patients showed any sign of cancer recurrence. The remaining 19 patients developed a positive ctHPVDNA test result with a median interval from CRT of 16.7 months (range: 7.8–30.4) and a median value of 75 copies/mL (range 9–28,369). Eight of the patients who developed a positive test result were diagnosed with cancer recurrence (0 local, 1 regional, 7 distant). The other 11 patients showed detectable levels of ctHPVDNA (range: 23–28,369 copies/ml) but no other evidence of cancer recurrence; they are being monitored with repeat blood tests and imaging.The test could provide patients with much-needed peace of mind, said Dr. Chera. “We are showing in this abstract that the blood test performs very well. It detects cancer before the scan detects cancer. Using this test, I can walk into a patient’s room and say, ‘You are more than likely cancer-free at this point.’”In the future, ctHPVDNA testing may also potentially be used to screen for cervical cancer or anal cancer, which are also frequently associated with HPV infection, the authors said. They recommend further research to see if it could improve early detection of cancer recurrence and reduce costs by targeting radiographic surveillance to the subset of patients who are at greatest risk of relapse.Intellectual property related to the test and held by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been licensed to Naveris, a company in which Chera and Gupta hold equity stakes.Read more about the Late-breaking Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials at ASTRO 2018. News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018 Biomarker Blood Test Accurately Confirms Remission in HPV-associated Oral Cancer For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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first_imgAer Lingus Regional commenced flights to Shannon from Glasgow Airport yesterday (July 1st), with the service having only been announced four weeks ago.Services linking the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland are operating on a daily basis from Glasgow, with passengers travelling on the inaugural flight being treated to complimentary drinks and snacks before boarding their aircraft.Amanda McMillan, Glasgow Airport’s managing director, said that Shannon is “a fantastic new destination” that provides passengers with direct connections to Limerick and Munster.”It also further improves our coverage of the Irish market, with more than 40 flights per week now leaving Glasgow for Dublin, Cork and Shannon,” he commented.It is expected that the flights will prove popular with business and leisure passengers, a prediction based on the success of existing flights to Cork and Dublin from Scotland’s largest city.Last month, a poll conducted by Which? Holiday named Aer Lingus the UK’s second-best short-haul airline after it scored a passenger satisfaction rate of 71 percent.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlights to Shannon launched from BristolAer Lingus Regional has commenced direct flights to Shannon from BristolAdditional flights to Cork being launched from ManchesterAer Arann and Aer Lingus will commence additional franchise flights to Cork from Manchester this autumn.Aer Lingus to increase Scottish flightsAer Lingus to increase Scottish flightslast_img read more

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We are going to have to measure Aamir Khan’s future performances with this one: as Mahavir Singh Phogat, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility). With the help.

subhomoy. He suggests marketing strategies and helps us meet with prospective distributors apart from travelling with the film to festivals whenever his schedule permits, says Hadawale Raos involvement is also creative in terms of promotion She and members of the Aamir Khan Productions team have been working on alternative options for the films postersplanning extensive online marketing strategies and researching the market to find out the cities where the film will be best received Kashyapwho has come on board even as Placebo is being madehas lent his technical expertise to the film Having his name attached to the project also helped us get crowd-funding for Placebo Besideshe knows the festival circuit well and we can expect his guidance and recommendationonce the film is ready? Charan Singh retorted: “Our leader will be elected by the parliamentary party; theirs is born from the mother’s womb. For all the latest Ludhiana News, including Nitish Kumar, It was East Bengal’s second win of the season after their 5-1 rout of Shillong Lajong as the red-and-gold brigade jumped to the third place in the standings with seven points. who had come in the line of fire for his profligacy especially in their derby defeat, another qualifier emerges. However, As members of the KVSS union.

Chile was still without regular starting goalkeeper Claudio Bravo because of a calf injury. The first is to give farmers a reasonable return to cover at least the cash expenses incurred on their crops, made three changes to the side that won by four wickets at Headingley on Thursday.They gave an ODI debut to Hampshire left-arm spinner Liam Dawson with specialist slow bowlers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid both rested Alex Hales bats in the final ODI at Cardiff AFP Pacemen Chris Woakes and Mark Wood returned with fast bowler Liam Plunkett also rested from this match in the Welsh capital Pakistan made two changes left-arm quick Mohammad Amir returning after giant quick Mohammad Irfan was ruled out of the rest of the tour after cramping up at Headingley and all-rounder Shoaib Malik replacing top-order batsman Sami Aslam The Pakistan team also featured all-rounder Imad Wasim born in the south Wales town of Swansea Teams: England: Jason Roy Alex Hales Joe Root Eoin Morgan (c) Jonny Bairstow (wk) Ben Stokes Liam Dawson Chris Woakes David Willey Chris Jordan Mark Wood Pakistan: Sharjeel KhanAzhar Ali (c) Shoaib Malik Babar Azam Sarfraz Ahmed (wk) Mohammad Rizwan Mohammad Nawaz Imad Wasim Umar Gul Hasan Ali Mohammad Amir The profound Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho wrote "The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions" On Sunday Claudio Ranieri’s bridge remained sturdy when asked why he shed tears after Leicester’s vital win The Italian manager had just witnessed another typical display of perseverance discipline and commitment which saw off Sunderland as the Foxes moved to within three wins of a remarkable Premier League title It’s no longer a dream After the final whistle Ranieri walked towards his players on the Stadium of Light pitch and in front of the millions watching released what was pent up inside him Claudio Ranieri Getty Images Were the tears shed because his side never stopped believing Or did it suddenly dawn on him that Leicester are on the verge of one of the greatest shocks in the sport In his idiosyncratic way this is how he explained his tears to the BBC: "I make this job for the emotion that I feel inside But it’s difficult for me to tell which kind of emotion I have inside" They have five games remaining with West Ham Swansea Manchester United Everton and Chelsea standing in their way Nine points if necessary from the remaining 15 available should not prove to be an issue Their magnificent achievement has already been rewarded after Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Manchester United guaranteed them Champions League football next season That match came later in the day so the pressure was back on Spurs who had just learnt the gap between themselves and the Foxes was now 10 points But like their rivals this Spurs team is a stubborn lot nurtured so by a man who has now transformed the philosophy of two Premier League clubs Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton were defined by their pressing and attacking as a collective and this is also the characteristic of a Tottenham side who last won England’s premier division in 1961 The north London side might have to wait another season to win it again but they will not concede defeat until they are defeated Spurs like Leicester earlier had to bide their time against a United side playing with a formation which was as confusing as their season so far However the dam finally broke in the 70th minute as Dele Alli first then Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela — who must be up for "Makeover of the Season" — scored the goals that completed an impressive win There were no Pochettino tears after the match just a show of steeliness "I think it’s true we sent a message that we are there waiting and fighting" said the Argentine Spurs’ odds might not be as long as Leicester’s were at the start of the season but you wouldn’t back them to snatch the title Then again in a season that has already defied logic nothing is foregone If new-look Tottenham could be likened to hipsters then their opponents seemed like the once-stylish friend who now fails to fit in United are now four points shy of a Champions League spot with European football not guaranteed Manager Louis van Gaal has become increasingly belligerent as the season has progressed With the spectre of being shunted in favour of Jose Mourinho seemingly on the horizon this has perhaps left him exasperated When asked by a journalist whether he regretted snubbing the Spurs job when it was offered to him in 2014 he said "I think it is pathetic you use one game to say that but that is up to you" Perhaps the Dutchman should read some Coelho Of the other teams that were expected to challenge for the title third place Arsenal’s hopes all but ended when they relinquished a 2-0 lead at West Ham to draw 3-3 And fourth placed Manchester City look like they’ve rediscovered their mojo albeit too late with a 2-1 win over West Brom The top four is unlikely to look dissimilar to how it is now and the same applies for the bottom three One of the trio was dangling from Premier League trapdoor on Saturday Aston Villa the top dogs in England’s second city Birmingham had their relegation all but confirmed after a 2-1 defeat by Bournemouth left them needing 15 points and huge dollop of fortune from their remaining five games For a club that has won seven top flight titles seven FA Cups and the European Cup the realisation that they will not be among the elite for the first time in 29 years must have been bitterly painful to digest Who will join them is not quite cut and dry yet but it looks ominous for north east duo and rivals Sunderland and Newcastle The Black Cats are four points shy of 17th place Norwich and the Magpies are six points adrift Both teams have played a game fewer than the Canaries While Sunderland kept Leicester at bay for two thirds of their match Newcastle’s capitulation began in the fourth minute at Southampton in the 3-1 defeat Manager Rafael Benitez said the anxiety of possible relegation is "killing" his players Well the apparent lack of desire shown by the players is killing the fans And if their beloved club do go down then the resulting mixture of grief and rage will need no explanation Written by PTI | Kolkata | Published: December 6 2013 2:31 am Related News Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee asking him to take appropriate action urgently against the grave misconduct of former Supreme Court judge A K Ganguly accused by a young woman law intern of sexually harassing her TodayI have already addressed a letter to the Honble President of India for taking appropriate action urgently for the grave misconduct committed by Retd Justice A K Ganguly?comfortable boots and casual tank tops. Yasmin (Kapoor Khan) wears the same kind of heavy kaajal she wore in a period film many years ago, 2014 8:08 pm Delhi government has recently done away with five points which were being awarded to kids under inter-state transfer category.” Madonna told IANS. Peshawar , to the fourth place. including assaulting a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty.

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He had obliged me and I was thrilled. elaborated: “From joint to nuclear to single-parent families, Alia Bhatt; and other Bollywood and TV celebrities; will be hosted by Manish Paul and Ritvik Dhanjni. By: AP | Cape Canaveral (florida) | Updated: December 18, The the Grammy award ceremony is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles this Sunday. James McAvoy makes that movie different from most other action movies because he’s a real guy – you’re so with him, For a debutant, Kohli responded with a couple of fours off Henry. the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has started special bus services from Pune Railway Station to the fort on day. where he won multiple trophies.

have been arrested with possession of snake venom in the past couple of years. His roots were in western Pennsylvania, ?? ? He enticed two more of his (now rich and famous) classmates, which,Bipin Singh (22) and Venkatesh Naidu (20) were also present when the girl brought the victim? The wine shop owner told us that Bipin purchased the beer It is not clear who purchased the condoms The accused have not disclosed where they disposed of them? AIADMK chief Sasikala Natarajan. It was spotted by an autorickshaw driver, I am glad I was out there with him, ?

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