2 Million Muslims Flock to Arafat on ‘Day of Arafat’

Rabat – More than two million prospective Hadjis who poured out of the Muslim holy city of Mecca to begin the annual Hajj, have flocked Arafat for the Waqfa Prayer.Mount Arafat is a granite hill in east of Mecca. It is also known as the Mount of Mercy (Jabal ar-Rahmah).The hill is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. It reaches about 70 m in height. According to Islamic tradition, it was on Mount Arafah that prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) delivered his last speech. The pilgrims will spend the whole day on Arafah supplicating to Allah to forgive their sins and praying for personal strength in the future. They also collect stones for the stoning of Satan.Arafah rituals end at sunset and pilgrims then move to Muzdalifah for shortened Maghrib Prayer and Isha prayers and for a short rest. read more

Bulgarian Arrested with 7.7 Kilos of Cocaine at Mohammed V Airport

Rabat – Police at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport arrested a Bulgarian traveler in possession of 7,750 kg of cocaine on Saturday, May 20.The 29-year-old smuggler was in transit from Sao Paolo, Brazil, to Beirut, Lebanon. He was arrested after the control operation found a carefully concealed bag of cocaine in his luggage, explained the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) in a statement.The accused was placed in custody while an investigation was conducted under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office, pending his trial, the same source added. This operation was carried out as part of the efforts made by Moroccan security services to combat cross-border crimes, particularly international drug trafficking. read more

Exxon announces $2B expansion of Baytown plant in Texas

HOUSTON — Exxon Mobil says it plans to spend $2 billion to expand a chemicals plant next to the Houston Ship Channel and that the project will create 2,000 temporary construction jobs.The company said Thursday it will build a new unit at the Baytown plant to make chemical compounds that give plastics more elasticity and flexibility, and produce ingredients used in engine and industrial oils.Exxon says the facility should begin operating in 2022.CEO Darren Woods says the expansion will help Exxon take advantage of its oil and natural gas production in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico.The company believes global demand for chemicals will grow faster than demand for energy over the next 20 years.Exxon announced other changes at the Baytown site in 2017.The Associated Press read more

Sri Lanka growing UN concern as civilians in safe zone come under

17 February 2009The United Nations has called on Sri Lankan Government forces and rebels to refrain from fighting in areas of civilian concentration, following reports that weekend clashes in a so-called safe zone in the northern Vanni region has led to more deaths and injuries. “The UN calls on both sides to find an orderly and humane solution so that civilians – and children in particular – can be spared further bloodshed and loss of life due to both disease and the fighting,” the UN Country Team said in a statement issued yesterday in Colombo.Ongoing fighting in the north of the South Asian island nation between Government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has trapped some 250,000 civilians.A new “safe zone” was set up recently along the western boundary of the Mullaitivu Lagoon, which includes areas where UN staff and their dependents are staying. “The designation of the new safe zone has provided some respite for the tens of thousands of civilians trapped for weeks by heavy fighting which has killed and injured many people,” the statement noted. However, reports from Sunday indicated that there was some fighting inside the zone, which “led to the deaths and injury to yet more civilians.”The LTTE continues to actively prevent people leaving, and reports indicate that a growing number of people trying to leave have been shot and sometimes killed, the statement said, adding that there are indications that children as young as 14 are being recruited into the ranks of the LTTE. In addition, 15 UN staff and 75 of their dependents, 75 of whom are women and children, remain in the same area, having also been prevented from leaving by the LTTE. OCHA noted that 15 of the 40 children in that group have contracted respiratory diseases, a serious indicator for a population which is now in dire need of humanitarian assistance. “We are acutely aware that the suffering of our own UN staff and dependents is just one part of a much larger picture. However, their release would be a good gesture and would strengthen the capacity of the UN to assist the tens of thousands of people both inside the Vanni pocket, and the approximately 30,000 IDPs [internally displaced persons] who have left for Government-held areas.” OCHA said that many of these staff played an important role in helping with the distribution of 8,400 of tons of food to the civilians of the Vanni over the past four months. Tens of thousands of civilians in the area are facing serious shortages of food, medicine, and clean water, and as a result increasing numbers are becoming ill. The statement also voiced concern that one staff member was reported forcibly recruited into the LTTE on Sunday. “The UN calls on the LTTE to immediately release him, to desist from further recruitment of civilians, and to permit passage for people who wish to leave, especially the women and children.” read more

Tax concessions on kids savings and royalty fee for authors

He also said that the royalty fees paid by publishers to authors up to Rs 50,000 per month or Rs 500,000 per year will be exempt from taxes. (Colombo Gazette) The Government today announced tax concessions on children’s savings accounts and the royalty fees from publishers for authors.Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the withholding tax on interests earned from children’s savings accounts up to the age of 18, will not be levied.

Georgia UN concerned over Abkhazias plans for selfstyled elections

Reacting with concern to the announcement by authorities in Sukhumi that they will hold elections to the so-called ‘Parliament of the Republic of Abkhazia,’ the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) today rejected the legitimacy of the planned exercise. “Since large numbers of refugees and displaced persons are still prevented from undertaking such returns [required by the UN Security Council and international law], these self-styled elections are to be considered unacceptable and illegitimate, just as similar elections held in the past in Abkhazia, Georgia, were so deemed,” UNOMIG said in a statement released in the mission’s operating area. The statement also appealed to the Abkhaz authorities to refrain from “acts that may hamper the peace process, especially at the current crossroads,” noting that a UN-prepared document on the distribution of competencies between Tbilisi and Sukhumi was ready for consideration. That text aims to produce a comprehensive settlement covering agreement over the future status of Abkhazia within the State of Georgia. “UNOMIG urges the Abkhaz side in particular to accept the document when it is presented to both parties in the near future, to accord it full and open consideration, and to engage in constructive negotiations on its substance,” the Mission said. read more

UNbacked talks on managing the worlds forests start today

The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is meeting for two weeks to explore international arrangements that can control deforestation, promote sustainable forest management and acknowledge the ways that forests play a key part in economic development.Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, today told the opening of the forum’s Sixth Session that the alarming rate of deforestation is a major threat to sustainable development and affects some of the world’s poorest people.“Given the impact on forests of population expansion, economic growth and environmental instability, it is not surprising [forest issues] have been at the centre of several international negotiations,” said Mr. Ocampo, noting that forests cover a third of the planet’s land surface.He added that global trade in primary and secondary forest products total $200 billion annually. “Sustainable forest management has become a major policy objective for many countries,” he said.Judith Mbula Bahemuka, Kenya’s Representative to the UN, who is chairing the session, said global leaders gathered at the 2005 World Summit in September emphasized that forest issues cut across many developmental sectors, and international that cooperation can help sustainable forest management benefit current and future generations.The proposals for action at the UNFF session have evolved from meetings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF) from 1995 to 1997 and the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF) from 1997 to 2000, both under the auspices of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.Over the past 15 years, forest issues have played a prominent role in international policy and political agendas and were a controversial topic at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio. The conference developed the Forest Principals after intensive negotiations and included material on combating deforestation in the summit’s end document, Agenda 21. read more

More aid needed for 120000 displaced by clashes in southern Philippines –

“UNHCR [Office for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees] appeals to all parties of the conflict to ensure the safety of civilians while the law and order operation is underway,” the agency’s spokesperson, Babar Baloch, told reporters at a press briefing in Geneva.The agency and its partners estimate that 13 municipalities in the areas of Maguindanao and North Cotabato in central Mindanao have been affected in eight weeks of clashes between the military and police on one side, and the non-State armed group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, on the other. An estimated 120,000 displaced people are now sheltering in schools, public buildings and madrasas, it said, adding that the estimate does not include people hosted by relatives and friends, and the numbers are expected to grow as the fighting extends to the local communities that are already hosting many of the displaced, Mr. Baloch said.UNHCR cannot access many of the affected areas and relies on information provided by local authorities, civil society organizations and partners, he said.Humanitarian agencies, including UNHCR, in Mindanao are working closely with the local authorities to monitor the conditions of displaced people inside and outside the shelters.“We have provided some blankets, jerry cans, sleeping mats, mosquito nets and plastic sheets, but more aid is needed urgently,” Mr. Baloch said.“UNHCR is particularly concerned about the safety of civilians, including women and children who are caught up in the conflict areas,” he said. “It is unclear how long or widely the ongoing law and order operation will extend and this is hindering the safe and dignified return of the displaced people.”He went on to say that “women and children could potentially be exposed to exploitation and abuse, given their lack of income and community protection. The limited provision of food, medicine, water and temporary shelter could exacerbate these vulnerabilities.” read more

Ohio State womens volleyball pulls upset of No 13 Kentucky in second

Freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) scans the court during an NCAA Tournament match against Kentucky on Dec. 6 in Lexington, Ky. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Chris Slack / Lantern photographerLEXINGTON, Ky. — The No. 18 Ohio State Buckeyes found themselves playing the No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament Saturday, not only as the lower-ranked team, but playing on the Wildcats homecourt.But they ended up pulling off another upset win, with the help of a new face in the line-up as OSU upset the Wildcats in four sets (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19).Around the start of the second set, coach Geoff Carlston inserted junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who didn’t appear in the first match against Lipscomb. Mitchell finished the match with nine kills as she sparked OSU off the bench.“Coming off the bench as a player, we need to give a different look and change our things and not do the same things that our team has been doing,” Mitchell said. “So coming in, making a change and making a difference throughout the whole match, I am pretty sure they never scouted my hitting so that was a little helpful. Being able to adapt and make a difference.”While dealing with injuries throughout the season, Carlston said he knew that he could rely on his depth.“She came off the bench and helped us win (the) match,” Carlston said. “And that’s really the kind of team we’ve been all year. We’ve won so many different ways, and I couldn’t be any prouder as a coach with the selflessness of this group.”Senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger and junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell each had a game-high of 16 kills. Campbell also had 13 digs. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin assisted on 50 attacks, which was a game-high, and had 12 digs. Sophomore libero Valeria León made a difference on the defensive side with a team-high 14 digs for OSU, along with seven assists.The Buckeyes were able to execute an altered game plan later in the match.“What we weren’t doing early on was, we were trying to blast through that huge block cross-court and bruising our toes,” Carlston said. “And so the game plan was to work the line and try to stay away from libero because she’s exceptional.  So what we started doing at the end was Katie Mitchell (doing) a great job of challenging the line and that was a big difference ‘cause we knew that they get energized by their blocking and we were doing a nice job energizing them the first set.”And while the Buckeyes move on, the Wildcats do not. Senior outside hitter Lauren O’Conner and senior libero Jackie Napper couldn’t hold back their emotions after the game.“I mean, that’s it for us,” O’Conner said. “We put our heart and soul into it for four years and for it to be gone like that, it’s just tough.”O’Conner, Napper and setter Alyssa Gergins were the lone seniors for the Wildcats.While the Buckeyes can enjoy the win, they’ll have to get back to planning against a team that’s beaten them twice this season in No. 2 Wisconsin. The Buckeyes and the Badgers are set to play Friday.“Our conference prepares us,” Carlston said. “We played eight of our last 10 matches against top-20, top-25 teams, and so if nothing else than playing in the Big Ten gets you ready for who you’re going to see, even Wisconsin now. Typically if you make it to the Sweet Sixteen, you’re gonna end up playing someone from our conference, or someone who’s really good. Day in, day out, in our conference, you just become more prepared, I think.“If you make it through and survive (the Big Ten), you are ready.”Despite OSU being 0-2 against Wisconsin on the season, and having been swept in both matches, Mitchell said she is confident that the Badgers will see a different team on Friday.“When you play in the Big Ten, you’re playing against some of the best teams in the country,” Mitchell said. “And (the coaches) have prepared us well against the Wisconsin, Penn State and Illinois, for the tournament.  But we’re definitely going to give them a different look.”The Buckeyes and Badgers will play at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on Friday. The match’s start time has not yet been announced. read more

BHP finds promising IOCG target quite close to Olympic Dam South Australia

first_imgBHP has confirmed identification of a potential new iron oxide, copper, gold (IOCG) mineralised system, located 65 km to the southeast of BHP’s operations at Olympic Dam in South Australia. As part of its ongoing copper exploration program, four diamond drill holes, totalling 5,346 m, intersected copper, gold, uranium and silver mineralisation of IOCG style on BHP’s exploration licence 5941.Laboratory assay results show downhole mineralisation intercepts ranging from 0.5% to 6% Cu with associated gold, uranium and silver metals. This exploration project is at an early stage and there is currently insufficient geological information to assess the size, quality and continuity of the mineralised intersections. BHP is evaluating and interpreting the results reported and planning a further drilling program, to commence in early 2019.BHP’s copper exploration program has targeted the Stuart Shelf in South Australia as part of a focused global program which includes Ecuador, Canada, Peru, Chile and the southwest of the USA.Copper and oil are the main focus of BHP’s exploration programs in order to replenish its resource base and enhance its portfolio.The project is located within the Exploration Licence 5941, 65 km southeast from BHP’s Olympic Dam and 45 km northeast from Carrapateena, in South Australia. The project has a long exploration history with initial exploratory drilling completed by Western Mining Corp in 1976 and several subsequent drilling campaigns since. Historic drilling has, however, been focused on the easternmost geophysical anomaly in the project area, with only three drill holes drilled to test the larger western anomaly between 1983 and 1985.Recent target definition completed in 2018 included re-interpretation of historic drill hole geology, geochemistry and geophysics of the prospect and collection of new high resolution gravity. The re-assessment was followed by four drill holes to further test the geophysical anomal.The project has a similar regional setting as the Olympic Dam deposit and is located in the eastern margin of the Gawler Craton, within the Olympic IOCG metallogenic province. It is overlain by between 700 and 950 m of post mineral, consolidated, sedimentary rocks of meso-Proterozoic age and younger. Pre-mineral basement in AD4 comprises iron rich hematite breccias and sedimentary rocks and is barren of mineralisation (max Cu 0.03%). AD7 to the east intersected iron rich conglomerates and breccias at the expected base of post mineral cover in fault contact with moderately brecciated and sericite altered granite and is also barren of mineralisation (max Cu 0.01%). AD13 to the northwest ended at 852m in post mineral cover. Accurate down hole survey information for historic drilling is unavailable and drill holes are assumed to be vertical.Recent drilling in 2018 has intersected IOCG-style alteration and mineralisation. The main Cu sulphide species are chalcocite, bornite and chalcopyrite. Copper sulphides occur primarily as disseminated accumulations and are associated with iron oxide rich breccias. AD22 and 24 to the south have intersected iron oxide and siderite altered, brecciated granites and chalcopyrite dominant mineralisation. AD23 and 25 in the north have intersected: pervasively altered iron oxide rich breccias and fine grained sedimentary clastic rocks, generally barren of copper mineralisation; massive hematite breccias with high grade chalcocite-bornite mineralisation; and both holes end in moderate to weakly hematite altered, brecciated granites dominated by chalcopyrite mineralisation in AD23 and pyrite mineralisation in AD25.BHPs copper exploration team is currently evaluating and interpreting the results reported here and planning suitable follow up drilling.last_img read more

Listing schedule for the WWE Network for October 17 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next Whats On Deck For March: Celtics, Bruins Stretch Runs Google+ Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Ric Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health Scare WWE Network live-stream schedule for 10/17/14:9 AM – Legends House (5/25/14 episode)10 AM – WWE NXT (10/16/14 – Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd)11 AM – WWE Superstars (10/16/14 – Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston)12 PM – Legends House (5/25/14 episode)1 PM – WWE NXT (10/16/14 – Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd)2 PM – WWE Superstars (10/16/14 – Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston)3 PM – Beyond the Ring: Edge5 PM – WWE Main Event (10/14/14 – Big E. vs. Rusev)6 PM – WCW Monday Nitro (12/25/95 – Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage)7 PM – WCW Monday Nitro (1/15/96 – Ric Flair vs. Sting)8 PM – Beyond the Ring: Edge10 PM – Monday Night War (10/14/13 – Cruiserweights)11 PM – Beyond the Ring: EdgeRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 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 Triple H Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalizedcenter_img The Miz WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Xavier Woods WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour todaylast_img read more

CalvertLewin Its a frustrating result

first_imgEverton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin reflects on their 3-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday as they tried to stage a comeback after going one goal behind in the first half.Calvert-Lewin scored to make it 2-1 in the 65th minute, as Marco Silva’s side tried to equalize after Gabriel Jesus’ brace gave City a two-goal advantage.However, Raheem Sterling came on and scored City’s third goal to put the game beyond Everton.“It’s a frustrating result,” Calvert-Lewin told the club’s website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We know they’re a top team but we came here to try to get a result and to try to win the game.“It’s disappointing when they go 1-0 up and then you think we have chances to level it and, if we take them, the game can go a different way. But they’re clinical in front of goal and were perhaps more clinical than us today.“I think the timing of the goals is vital. We knew coming in at half-time we needed to score the next goal, really.“They’re at home so they were enjoying their football, as they do. They kind of killed it a bit [by scoring the second]. We got ourselves back in the game but unfortunately, they’ve then settled it.”last_img read more

Teacher job fair coming Up March 30th

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Office of Education is organizing job fairs and other initiatives as a way to help alleviate the growing teacher shortage.The job fair will be held from 8 am to 2 pm on March 30 at Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road, in San Diego.SDCOE staff, including credential experts, will be on hand to provide advisement and career counseling based on current qualifications.People are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes. SDCOE said last year, more than 700 educators participated. Many received job offers that day.They are also working to help alleviate issues for local school districts related to the teacher shortage are through grant and internship programs.Find more information and register for this event at www.sdcoe.net March 6, 2019 Posted: March 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Teacher job fair coming Up March 30th KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Commissioners ban recreational marijuana facilities outside city limits

first_imgThe Clark County Board of Commissioners approved a ban Tuesday on the processing, production and sale of marijuana within its jurisdiction despite statewide legalization.Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke affirmed the ordinance, effectively banning retail marijuana businesses from taking root on unincorporated land. They cited federal law outlawing marijuana as a motivating factor in making their decision.“It’s important to recognize we’re an arm of the state government and the federal government,” Mielke said. “And the state and the federal are not in agreement.”The ban is similar to one passed this year by Pierce County. The ordinance calls for marijuana processing and sales to remain off limits on county land unless the federal government legalizes it. That comes despite the passage of Initiative 502, approved by voters in 2012, which legalized the production and retail sale of marijuana.The commissioners’ decision Tuesday was expected by many. Commissioners had long voiced their opposition to marijuana businesses’ developing on county land. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s written decision this year that local jurisdictions could ban recreational marijuana businesses added clarity to the process.last_img read more

Delhi Congress chief likely before weekend

first_imgNew Delhi: The wait for a Delhi Congress chief may end before the weekend. According to party sources, the Congress will first focus on election-bound Haryana. While the tenure of the BJP government ends in October in Haryana, that of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government will end in February in Delhi. “As Haryana is likely to go for elections before Delhi, the party will first announce the new names for Haryana units. The names are likely to be announced on Wednesday or Thursday,” a Congress leader told IANS. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us After that, the Delhi unit chief is likely to be named in the next three days. On Tuesday, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with leaders from the Delhi unit. The hunt for a new leader to head the Congress in Delhi started after chief Sheila Dikshit passed away on July 20. The 81-year-old had served as Delhi’s Chief Minister for three terms from 1998 and 2013. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us The Assembly elections are crucial for the Congress as it will give an opportunity to the grand old party to bounce back in Delhi, wheich it ruled for 15 long years until an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tsunami destroyed it in 2015. The Congress vote share fell from 24.55 per cent in the 2013 Assembly polls to 9.65 per cent in 2015. After Dikshit returned to head the Congress, the Congress vote share went up to 22.46 per cent in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from 15.10 per cent in 2014. The Congress secured the second position in Delhi after the BJP in the Lok Sabha battle, stunning the AAP.last_img read more

Kolkata university offers law course based on Harry Potter

first_imgNew Delhi: Potterheads take note! A law university in Kolkata is offering a new course on Harry Potter which will encourage students to explore legal aspects of J K Rowling’s fictional world and its many real life lessons. The course titled “An interface between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special focus on Rowling’s Potterverse” will be offered as an elective to 4th and 5th year students of the B.A LL.B (Hons) programme at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) in Kolkata. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The course, designed for the winter semester by Assistant Professor Shouvik Kumar Guha, attempts to serve as a breather from the orthodox law school curriculum. “This course is meant to be more of an experiment. It will take both me and the students out of our comfort zones,” Guha told PTI in a phone interview. “In law schools, people get a very specific set of subjects. The curriculum revolves around the hard letter of the law, case laws etc. Given the fact that this course lasts about five years, students also get bored,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Students will learn to apply legal principles in a completely new scenario, and understand how things will work through insights into a wizarding world constantly under government surveillance. Given the many societal, legal and political changes, including the slew of landmark Supreme Court judgements, law students need to learn to adapt and respond to events unfolding around them, Guha said. “I could have designed the course based on our real political situation but it is not necessary that all my students will share my political leanings,” he said. Guha decided instead to turn to a fictional universe, which would not create political controversies but help students learn to apply their legal knowledge to a completely alien set of scenarios. According to a statement by NUJS, the Harry Potter series vividly exposes the limitations of laws and institutions. In Potterverse for example, The Ministry of Magic uses its representatives to torture children for daring to tell the truth, and imprisons or even executes its citizens without the benefit of due process of law. Its infamous prison Azkaban is designed to drive inmates to despair and suicidal tendencies without any hope of reformation In numerous instances, the wealthy control and influence government policy.. Freedom of the press in Potterverse is curtailed, and the major newspaper ‘The Daily Prophet’ is used to spread propaganda. The series thus provides a unique platform for students to reflect and compare the legal situations with their own government. The course aims to cover legal traditions and institutions, crimes and punishments, economy, politics, contracts in the Potterverse. Guha says his assignments to the students would be very creative in nature, and hopes that some of the works can eventually be published. “I was introduced to Potterverse in my tenth standard. Since then I have read the books multiple times. I am familiar with each and every line of all the seven books. So it will come to me naturally,” said Guha, quipping that he probably knows Harry Potter literature better than Company Law. Classes for the course are due to start this December. This is not the first time in India that a professor has turned to the magical world of Harry Potter to pique student interest. Rashmi Raman, a former student of NUJS, first started a Potterverse-centric elective law course at the Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat in 2012. The course was one of the most popular among students in the law school, Raman told PTI. “I have not offered it for the last two semesters because it always exceeds the class limit, and I end up having to teach a class of 40-45, when I could teach another elective and get away with 15-20 students,” she said. Raman said she plans to bring back the course again in the spring semester. Rowling’s series of seven books which were made into eight films about the boy wizard Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermoine has already found its way into classrooms abroad. The Kansas State University in the US, for instance, offers a class called “Harry Potter’s Library,” where students have the opportunity to examine political themes that reoccur in the series. Frostburg University, also in the US, offers “Science of Harry Potter” which teaches students about the scientific concepts behind the magical events in the series. For example, students explore the physics that makes Quidditch possible and the possible genetics associated with magical creatures.last_img read more

Breaking News Bomb scare at high school in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite There is currently a bomb scare at Ladysmith High School (LHS).Police, Public Safety, Ladysmith Fire Department and emergency personnel are at the scene.Deputy principal Mr Maitland has confirmed that there is a bomb scare at the school. The children have been evacuated and are on the field.Update story: Update: Motorists urged to stay away from bomb scare areaPolice and school staff are ‘sweeping’ the building to see if there is an explosive device on the premises.A journalist is on scene.We will update you when we have more information. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 March 18, 2014 — Mevion Medical Systems delivered its Mevion S250 proton therapy superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator to the physician-owned proton therapy center at First Coast Oncology in Jacksonville, Fla.The Mevion S250 proton therapy system is a single-room, gantry-mounted proton accelerator. It is meant to free hospitals and private treatment facilities from the costs, prohibitive space requirements and cumbersome processes that to date have defined this effective treatment modality. After a four-day journey from Mevion’s headquarters outside Boston, the accelerator was delivered and mounted onto its rotating gantry. Mevion’s installation team will complete the installation and move into acceptance testing and commission of the system this year.The Mevion S250 is also installed at the Kling Proton Therapy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Four additional MEVION S250 proton therapy systems are under installation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.; Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla.; University of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio.For more information: www.mevion.com  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more 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 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 | 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 Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | March 18, 2014 Mevion S250 Proton Accelerator Delivered to First Coast Oncology in Florida The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. last_img read more

St Patricks Day celebration floods Escazú with green beer

first_img Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times Thousands of revelers flocked to Escazú this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, thanks to a high-concept carnival hosted by NuShark Media. There was live music. There were keg-stands. There were even trampolines. Costumed buskers floated through the crowd, dressed as leprechauns, warlocks and Tolkienian villains. Women carried trays and wore fetching peasant dresses, to the delight of swaying young men. It’s hard to say what thefifth century Apostle of Ireland would have thought of the mayhem, but the mostly Tico crowd certainly embraced the Irish spirit – emphasis on the spirits.Gimmicks aside, the celebration was a serious showcase for Costa Rican microbreweries, and guests tried every variety of cerveza artesanal, including a green-tinted beer created by Bodega de Chema and Stiefel Pub. Brewed specifically for the occasion, the “Gaze of the Leprechaun” incorporated actual Irish moss. The exotic ingredient only made it more enticing, and 60 gallons of the stuff had vanished by Saturday night. As the two-day event wound down on Sunday night, the carnival tents still throbbed with people, and an Irish band was going strong at 8:30 p.m.Did any actual Irish people attend?“I think a few did,” said one brewer. “There are some Irish living in Escazú, and I think they came. But that’s not important. It’s the celebration that matters.” Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times Related posts:Delika Foodshow a gourmet cornucopia Brewery Treintaycinco wins silver in Brazilian beer competition VIDEO: Barbecuing with Lucas Withington Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s the chemistry that makes your beer taste good (or bad) Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times Robert Isenberg/The Tico Timeslast_img read more