SC seeks Centres reply on plea seeking entry of Muslim women into

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a plea seeking permission for Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers and asked the Centre to respond to it.A bench of justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer told the petitioners’ counsel that it would hear the matter only in view of the apex court’s judgement in the Sabrimala temple case. “The only reason we may hear you is because of our judgement in the Sabarimala case. Otherwise you are not giving us satisfactory answers,” the bench told the counsel appearing for petitioners Yasmeen Zuber Ahmad Peerzade and Zuber Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Peerzade. On September 28 last year, a five-judge constitution bench of the apex court, in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination. Besides the Centre, the apex court also issued notices to the Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Minority Affairs, National Commission for Women, Maharashtra State Board of Waqfs, Central Waqf Council and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, seeking their replies on the plea filed by the Pune-based couple. During the hearing on Tuesday, the apex court asked the petitioners’ lawyer as to whether the right to equality could be invoked against private individuals. “Can you invoke Article 14 (equality before law) of the Constitution and claim equal treatment from another human being?” the bench said, adding, “Is a mosque a state? Is a temple a state? Is a church a state?” The bench also sought to know from the petitioners how the state was involved in this. “Persons in a mosque are individuals. Where is the state involved in this?” the bench said, adding that the fundamental right to equality can be invoked against the state and not against individuals.last_img read more

Muslim Council raises concerns with JVP

“While these extremist are protesting against the Muslim IDPs returning to their own lands, it has been alleged that there has been organized colonization along the Wilpattu Reserve on the Welioya road by Sinhalese from Hambantota and families of armed forces personnel. None of these settlers are from the area. These 2860 families settled in the Wilpattu area have been provided with three acres of land each compared to the half an acre for the Muslims.  From where did the land for these settlers come from? Large extents of jungle and reservations had been cleared and handed over for their resettlement, grants and allowances disbursed, and all other facilities including schooling have been provided by the state. Neither land kacheries were held nor deforestation undertaken with proper approvals. It is also alleged that the Army built the houses for these alien re-settlers from Hambantota and elsewhere.  Further, over 500 acres of Muslim land has been taken over by the Navy,” the Muslim Council added.The Muslim Council urged the JVP to study the Sinhala colonization and evaluate the faculties and incentives provided to them in comparison to the returning Muslim IDPs and ensure that all citizens in this country are treated as equals. (Colombo Gazette) The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today raised concerns with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna over comments made on the resettlement of Muslim IDPs.In a letter to JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the Muslim Council said that the JVP, a party that had gained the respect and admiration of the Muslim community for its non-racial stand has been dragged and misled in to the controversy created by extremist Buddhist forces. An estimated 70,000 Muslims comprising of the entire Muslim community in the North had to leave abandoning their properties and livelihood and without any of their material possessions. Their losses could be estimated to run in to billions of rupees. They lived in refugee camps for over 22 years in Puttlam and other urban centers. They continued to face obstacles in their bid to return to their ancestral abode since the end of the war in 2009 and have now come under attack once again from Buddhist extremists and some environmentalists.The Muslim Council noted that while some groups are claiming that Muslims have been resettled illegally in Wilpattu, several Sinhalese families from Hambantota have been moved to the area. The Muslim Council said that the Muslim IDPs were expelled with less than 2 hours notice from the North by the LTTE in 1990 and the incident is considered to be the worst that had taken place in Sri Lankan history. “While we appreciate your attempt to resolve this issue as stated in your conversation with our vice president Mr. Hilmy Ahamed, without allowing racist elements to mislead, some of the recent remarks made by your members seem to be contradictory.  Mr Lal Kantha who visited the resettlement zone spoke to the press and strongly emphasized that there has been no infringement by the Muslims on the land reservations as accused by the extremists.  As you are aware, the Government administrative officers strongly emphasized that there was no illegal or unauthorized Muslim settlements and that due process has been followed in allocating the land for their resettlement. Later in Colombo, at a press conference convened by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, doubts have been cast on the statement of the Divisional Secretary and other government officials. Let me try to explain the background to these IDPs,” the Muslim Council said. read more

UN environment agency launches initiative to help Africa adapt to impacts of

The United Nations today launched a new initiative to support communities across Africa in adapting to the impacts of climate change which, if left unaddressed, could have major consequences for lives and livelihoods on the continent. The information portal known as the Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet), launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will serve as a hub for knowledge, research, successful initiatives and collaborative partnerships on climate change adaptation. “It builds on ongoing efforts around the continent to mobilize existing knowledge and provide robust solutions to the major impact of climate change on lives and livelihoods in Africa,” the UN agency stated in a news release. Disasters such as severe droughts in the Sahel in 2012 and the Horn of Africa in 2011, noted UNEP, have brought into sharp focus the serious impacts on water, land, soil and other resources linked to climate change on the continent, and the need to build resilience to such pressures. Global warming is expected to pose serious challenges to sustainable development, particularly as most African economies depend on climate-sensitive sectors such as water, agriculture, fisheries, energy and tourism. “Yet the region lacks the capacity and resources needed to face the challenges of climate change – a problem that could have major economic consequences,” stated UNEP.The AAKNet aims to support climate change adaptation in Africa by providing services such as aggregating knowledge in addressing pertinent climatic risks and sharing information across regions and countries, and providing tailored support to countries in developing strategic planning processes for climate change adaptation.It also seeks to build partnerships with governments, research bodies, non-governmental organizations and others, with the aim of supporting climate change response. To reach those directly affected by climate change, the AAKNet initiative will also conduct workshops with community organizations, farmers, and other groups, to share knowledge and practical advice.The initiative comes as countries continue their negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, hoping to reach agreements on issues such as the way forward on climate finance, a response to the widening emissions gap, and an extension of the Kyoto Protocol.Under the 1997 Protocol, whose first commitment period expires at the end of 2012, 37 States – consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy – have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments.Today at the conference, which brings together the 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the parent treaty of the Kyoto Protocol, participants underlined their commitment to a range of priority actions, reviewed progress and pledged to re-double efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Six new countries – Chile, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Maldives, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea – today joined an international effort aimed at fast action on reducing black carbon, methane, some hydrofluorocarbons and other SLCPs. This brings to almost 50 the number of partners in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition – a voluntary initiative aimed at maximizing the health, agricultural and climate benefits of swift action on SLCPs. Fast action on black carbon and methane have the potential to slow a global temperature rise by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, reduce air pollution-related deaths by as much as 2.4 million and crop losses by around 30 million tonnes annually, UNEP said in a news release. Scientific assessments indicate that the near-term benefits in places like the Arctic and on glaciers in mountain regions could be even higher, it added. The Coalition, which was launched initially by six founding countries and UNEP in February this year, is already acting on several fronts. Among other actions, it is supporting an initial group of 10 major cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Stockholm, Accra and New York, to accelerate methane reductions from landfills and black carbon or ‘soot’ from burning wastes. read more

Ban welcomes African Unions fund for peace and security operations on the

“He notes with interest the innovative funding arrangements aimed at providing the AU, via the Peace Fund, with increased financial means to address the peace and security challenges facing the continent,” said a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.At the 27th AU Summit that concluded on Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, the Assembly of the AU decided to operationalize the Peace Fund, in order to finance AU’s peace and security operations. The Peace Fund is expected to gain $65 million per year from each of the continent’s five regions through an import levy of 0.2 per cent on eligible imports. The provision will increase to $80 million per region by 2020. The decision is in fulfilment of the commitment by the Heads of State and Government, made in 2015, to finance 25 per cent of the cost of AU peace support operations. The funding will be used to support the AU’s five peace and security programmes: African Stand by Force (ASF), Panel of the Wise (PoW), Continental Early Warning Systems (CEWS), Capacity Building and Conflict Prevention. The UN chief commended the African Heads of State and Government, the leadership of the AU, especially Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the AU High Representative for the Peace Fund, Donald Kaberuka, for their active engagement in fulfilling the commitment to finance 25 per cent of the AU peace and security agenda well ahead of the initial objective of 2020. “Mindful that a strong partnership requires strong partners, the Secretary-General looks forward to the implementation of this additional step towards the further consolidation of the United Nations-AU partnership,” the statement also said. The Secretary-General also urged Member States to give urgent consideration to the initiative. read more

Ohio State track teams prepare to hurdle from indoor to outdoor season

OSU men’s track associate head coach Brice Allen signals the runners during a race at the Buckeye Classic Jan. 10 at French Field House.Courtesy of OSU athleticsJust as one season ends, another begins.The Ohio State men and women’s track and field teams begin the transition this weekend from the indoor season to the outdoor season, and are expecting a few hurdles with the change.The men’s team is set to travel to Nashville, Tenn., to compete in the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. Although the athletes have been competing since January, associate head coach Brice Allen said the transition from indoor to outdoor is harder than it would appear.“It takes some time,” Allen said. “It takes the guys about three to four weeks in their training cycle to exhibit their full talent in the outdoor season.”Allen compared the first outdoor meet in March to the first meet of the season in January — the Buckeye Classic in Columbus — and said it is “as if they start all over again.” He is confident, however, that once the team gets back in the swing of running outdoors it can start building for the conference meet in May.“We are going to SEC country (this weekend), so we always want to be competitive,” Allen said. “But we also understand that there is going to be some adjustments during the meet.”Along with getting used to how different it is competing outside, the Buckeyes are excited to show what they can do in some events that had the winter off. Three field events — the hammer and discus throw along with the javelin — are slated to get underway. Other events competing for the first time this year include a 10K race, 4×100-meter relay, 1500-meter run, steeplechase, a 110-meter hurdle race and a 400-meter hurdle race.Throwing the javelin, sophomore Bill Stanley is set to see his first action of the 2014 season after coming out of winter hibernation.In the 2013 Black and Gold Invite, Stanley set a program record for the javelin throw in his first attempt as a college athlete when he unleashed a toss of 72.16 meters to finish in first place.The women are also set to make their way south to compete outdoors in the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta.Women’s distance coach Sara Vergote said the women’s team training hasn’t changed a whole lot as they make the transition into a new season.“This is an opportunity for us to compete in some nicer weather and to get our feet wet in the outdoor season,” Vergote said.Vergote said the work ethic remains the same as the team moves forward, but the its biggest concern is making sure every athlete is healthy before it really gets rolling with the outdoor season.The teams are set to get races underway Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt campuses. The men are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, while the women are set to start at 6 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. read more

Barminco awarded one of the largest underground mining contracts in Australia

first_imgBarminco has signed the company’s largest contract in its 21-year history with the renewal of its contract with AngloGold Ashanti Australia to deliver underground mining services at Sunrise Dam, located 56 km south of Laverton, Western Australia. The contract encompasses all underground mine operating activities including development and production – annually 600,000 t of ore and 7,500 m of development. The five year contract (with a potential three year extension) is worth an estimated A$500 million over the five years, making it the second largest underground mining contract to be awarded in Australia and the largest contract ever awarded to Barminco. Barminco was awarded its first contract at Sunrise Dam in October 2003. The contract was rolled over in December 2007 and again this week. The current announcement comes hot on the heels of Barminco being awarded the three year A$60million underground mining services contract for Western Areas’ Spotted Quoll nickel mine near Hyden.Barminco CEO Neil Warburton said AngloGold Ashanti’s renewal of this significant contract was recognition of Barminco’s ability to consistently deliver industry best safety and productivity performance. “The longer-term renewal of this significant contract with such a high caliber client demonstrates a partnership that has grown over many years delivering key performance outcomes for AngloGold Ashanti and a high level of confidence in Barminco.“It is testament to our ability to deliver value to our clients and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring Barminco is a leader in underground mining. We have a genuine commitment to delivering the highest standards to this project, and indeed across all projects. We are extremely pleased to be continuing our relationship with AngloGold Ashanti and look forward to expanding this relationship as we grow our business domestically and internationally,   Warburton said.”AngloGold Ashanti Australia EVP Graham Ehm said the company was very pleased that Barminco had fully embraced AngloGold Ashanti’s new operating model, in which there was a well-defined business process framework. “This contract is defined by a close working relationship aimed at continuous improvement in productivity and efficiency.”last_img read more

Update on TNA executive in New York City regarding TV

first_imgFacebook Twitter Impact Results – 9/13/19 (Kiera Hogan vs. Tenille Dashwood, Street Fight Main Event) Videos Articles Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 Jennie Garth Pinterest Trade hopes lift Wall Street Gwen Stefani The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Tomi Lahren Apologizes After ‘Armed And Ready’ Remark Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Executive Vice President of TNA Wrestling John Gaburick was in New York City this past week to try and finalize a new television deal for Impact Wrestling according to a report by Dave Meltzer. Nothing has been announced publicly by TNA. The current extension with Spike TV expires at the end of the year. TNA was described as “operating like they are booking television taping dates” going forward in 2015.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control AppVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:42/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 41.08%0:07Remaining Time -3:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disney CEO Bob Iger Leaves Apple’s Board Of Directors 9/13 Impact Highlights: oVe vs. Blanchard and Dreamer in Street Fight Main Event last_img read more

Gattuso hopes Gonzalo Higuain will be cleared of lasting damage

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso is waiting in fear for news concerning Gonzalo Higuain’s back issue as his match against Juventus is underway.The AC Milan boss hopes Higuain will be free from any lasting damage that could come from the back problem that affected his performance in AC Milan’s last-gasp 1-0 away victory Udinese.Even though Alessio Romagnoli sent out a dramatic 97th-minute goal at Dacia Arena.It is uncertain whether Higuain will face his parent club after a collision with Rolando Mondragora sent him off the pitch 35 minutes into the hard-earned triumph against Udinese.“He felt a twinge in his back,” Gattuso said of the striker, according to FourFourTwo.Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusHiguain is glad of Juve return and reunited with Ronaldo George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Gonzalo Higuain is happy he returned to Juventus and has the opportunity to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine spent last season on loan…“He had problems with it when he was younger and underwent surgery years ago.“Hopefully it’s nothing serious.“We faced a very physical team but we were much better in the second half and deserved the win today. I know what’s it like to lose in the last minute, it happened to us in the derby.“We won without a lot of injured players. Now we have to try to regain our energy and get a few players back.”last_img read more

Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers Rakhine relief

first_imgA Hindu family stays in a shelter near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, 12 September. Photo: ReutersRelief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.So far, the Myanmar government has only granted Red Cross organisations access to the area. The United Nations suspended its activities and evacuated non-critical staff after the government suggested it had supported Rohingya insurgents.Already battling against bad weather, tough terrain and obstructive bureaucracy, the Red Cross also ran into an angry mob, who believe the foreign aid agencies have ignored the suffering of Rakhine Buddhists in Myanmar’s poorest state.On Wednesday a mob in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, tried to block a boat carrying International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid to the north, where attacks by Rohingya militants on 25 Aug prompted Myanmar’s generals to order a sweeping counter-insurgency offensive.The mob was armed with sticks, knives and petrol bombs, and only dispersed after police fired rubber bullets.Four days earlier a Myanmar Red Cross truck was stopped and searched by Rakhine residents in Sittwe.“With heightened tensions in Rakhine state, humanitarian staff and private contractors are facing serious challenges in implementing life-saving activities,” said Pierre Peron, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Myanmar.In the past month, 420,000 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh to avoid what the UN human rights chief has called ethnic cleansing.Foreign aid groups are now scaling up to help Bangladesh cope with a humanitarian disaster of biblical proportions.Back in Myanmar, a separate crisis is unfolding on multiple fronts, many of them much harder to reach.“Many ongoing humanitarian activities that existed before 25 August have still not resumed,” said Peron. “For the sake of vulnerable people in all communities in Rakhine State, urgent measures must be taken to allow vital humanitarian activities to resume.”In northern Rakhine, tens of thousands of people, most of them Rohingya, are displaced but haven’t crossed into Bangladesh.Closer to Sittwe, 140,000 Rohingya displaced by previous religious unrest are confined to squalid camps. They depend on foreign aid that has been severely restricted since 25 Aug.About 6,000 Buddhists have also fled to Sittwe, where they are cared for at monasteries by the government and Rakhine volunteers.BROKEN TRUSTEthnic Rakhine have long complained that foreign aid agencies have given generously to Muslims while ignoring other equally needy people.“All people in Rakhine are suffering, but only Muslims get help,” said Htun Aung Kyaw, chief of the Arakan National Party (ANP).Rakhine residents of Sittwe interviewed by Reuters said they believed that UN estimates of refugee numbers were exaggerated, and that Rohingya camps near the city faced no shortages.“They have more than enough,” said Kyaw Sein of Rakhine Alin Dagar, a Rakhine advocacy group in Sittwe.Kyaw Sein said she hadn’t visited the camps, but said in the past she had seen Muslims selling oil, rice and other aid in local markets.She said relations between the foreign aid groups and the Rakhine people had been poisoned by years of neglect and favouritism.“It’s difficult to say what they can do to win back our trust,” she said.“BIGGER ATTACKS”Further eroding that trust are rumors that aid deliveries could be used to smuggle weapons to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the militant group behind the attacks on security forces last month and in October 2016.“The Rakhine have no weapons to protect themselves with,” said the ANP’s Htun Aung Kyaw. “That’s why they’re so terrified.”Such fears have been stoked by social media and by the discovery of World Food Program-branded biscuits at a suspected militant camp on 30 July.They have also prompted the authorities to restrict humanitarian access to some Rohingya villages on security grounds, say aid workers.Htun Aung Kyaw predicted “bigger and bigger attacks”, especially if ARSA drew support from groups such as Islamic State.Those concerns were echoed on Thursday by US deputy assistant secretary of State Patrick Murphy, who warned of “a more significant terrorism problem” if the Rakhine crisis was not properly addressed.Murphy also criticized the Myanmar security forces for “a response that is disproportionate and failed to protect all local populations.”The United Nations rights body has called it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, with reports of hundreds of Muslim villages razed and abuses by soldiers, police and Rakhine vigilantes.Even so, many people in Myanmar – not just Rakhine – appear to believe the military’s explanation: the Rohingya set their own houses alight before fleeing.Rakhine interviewed by Reuters said the Rohingya did this to win sympathy from aid groups, galvanise opposition in the Muslim world and ensure that nearby Rakhine houses burned down too.Some aid workers privately scoffed at such views, but they also admitted that their early failure to engage and understand the Rakhine has made their current work more difficult.last_img read more

How The Experiment with Houstons Decentralized School District Has Worked Out

first_imgHISDHouston ISD principals listen at their monthly meeting in September 2013.Back in the 1990s, the Houston Independent School District decided to try something different: swap its top-heavy bureaucracy for a decentralized school system. They put principals in charge of managing their school budgets, hiring and other key decisions.Earlier this year, the previous superintendent of the Houston school district, Richard Carranza, considered changing that system. Those changes are off the table for now.Still, researchers at Rice University recently took a look at how the decentralized experiment worked out.“We tried to look at any impact on student achievement,” said Jodi Moon, with the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) at Rice. “We really find minimal impact.” To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:49 Listen center_img X Overall, though, Moon said they found this system of putting principals in charge has worked out pretty much as it was intended. Principals control just under half of their school budgets and reported that they’re fairly satisfied, though some said they could use more support with budget analysis.“Budgeting in general is not something that principals in their training receive a lot of training [in],” Moon said.Moon said they did find some gaps in how schools get extra resources, particularly when it comes to essential school employees like nurses, counselors, librarians and assistant principals.She said that bigger schools have more money to work with because school budgets are primarily based on student enrollment.“These things tend to be driven by enrollment, and I believe that it’s an unintended consequence of this kind of approach,” Moon said. “I’m quite sure it’s not what the goal was.”  Sharelast_img read more

My life depends on me fighting the Barbados sodomy law

first_imgThe law forces us into secrecyEvery time I and a sexual partner enjoy each other’s intimate company, we know we are committing a crime. Each time we end our romantic encounters and get on with our day, we are basically criminals at large.Even confiding in close friends or even health care professionals about what we did is essentially a confession. It can used against us, as we are recklessly admitting to an odious offence under the law.To society, I am not worthy to live my life as a free womanThis private side of my life makes me persona non grata as I walk the streets.Society may not know what I get up to behind closed doors. But their assumption is enough. To them, I am not worthy of the right to live my life as I see fit.Most Barbadians believe society and religion have the right to dictate every personal moment in my life. I am not to pursue a relationship with a man, I am not to seek intimacy with him, I am not even to admire him as he walks past.Yet, society tells non trans women and heterosexual men to go for it. They are to pursue their potential partner’s affections, to enjoy every lasting moment of intimacy, to build their lives together.They are even encouraged to have sex in the way the law says is wrong. But they rest assured that the law will not touch them, because what they are doing is ‘normal’ and ‘natural’, because they were born as male and female and have remained that way, unlike myself.It is our fault for being who we areSociety punishes me at every turn for my innate feelings, simply it does not view me as ‘normal and natural’.As a result, whenever malice befalls one of us in the LGBTI community, it is often dismissed as being our just desserts for living lives of perversion and immorality.Society’s view is our aggressors are somehow justified because the way we live our lives is inflammatory. Therefore, it’s no wonder that people may become abusive and violent. It is our fault for being who we are.What is more, every time we come together to advocate for change, these laws are an immovable roadblock. For many, these laws justify how we are treated. They are means of keeping us under control, because we are a threat to society.Of course, the law clearly condemns abuse and violence. However, the police often fail to investigate crimes against us or bring those guilty to justice. After all, the law was not on our side from the beginning.I learned that for myself in February of this year, after I experienced that savage attack.This petition is, for me, the difference between life and deathThat’s why this petition was so necessary, not just for me as a trans woman, but for the wider LGBTI community.For me, this is about being able to go about my daily life without anxiety or a bout of depression because of how society treats me. It’s about ending the legal right for my neighbors to see me as a vile creature who doesn’t deserve to live.This petition is, for me, the difference between life and death.Simply, we need to be free to advocate across the board to protect and preserve the LGBTI community from violence. If we can’t, we can be picked off with impunity, one by one.I am happy to say that, after having suffered through this type of fear, anxiety, abuse and mistreatment for much of my nearly 25 years on this earth, that I was able to take a stand on 6 June 2018.Now, with the help of friends and colleagues, our petition is going to the IACHR. It’s a first step in putting a stop to the stigma and discrimination against lesbian, gay bi, trans and more people in Barbados. And it will help us to survive and thrive in this country we call home.Gay Star News is a media partner of Barbados Pride.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . This month (6 June) I stood at a podium in Barbados to announce the first legal challenge to the worst anti-sodomy law in the western hemisphere.Barbadian law still punishes homosexuality with life imprisonment. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) As a trans woman this law contributes to my victimization. I and other LGBTI people experience violent attacks and vulgar name calling, some of which police participate in.Two other Barbadians, a lesbian and a gay man, also joined me in filing this case – but for safety’s sake they opted to remain anonymous.I cannot blame them. Malicious anti-LGBTI forces, supported by American right-wing religious extremists, have recently been on the rise in Barbados. Unsurprisingly, their actions have increased the threat level for people like us.I experienced a particularly savage attack in February. My attacker nearly killed me but the police treated it lightly because, as one officer told me, ‘they don’t want to deal with people like you’.After that, I felt that I had no choice but to take a stand. Simply put, my life depends on ending this law.We’re taking the Barbados sodomy law to courtSo we filed a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). It challenges sections 9 and 12 of Barbados’ Sexual Offences Act. We are making our case with the support of our pro-bono counsel from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.These laws criminalise any form of sex that does not have the possibility of creating children. For a tiny overpopulated island this should be the least of our worries.On their face, the laws look gender-neutral. However, lawmakers initially drafted them to stop gay sex.Local, regional and international bodies have repeatedly asked Barbados to scrap these useless, invasive and dangerous statutes. In particular, they’ve argued that the Barbadian legislation drives up HIV infections.Despite this, the Barbadian government has stubbornly refused to act. Politicians claim they do not have a mandate to legalize same-sex intimacy.Such was the level of homophobia at the time the law was written, the legislation initially made no distinction between consensual gay sex and sexually abusing an animal. Nowadays, the law does distinguish between the two. But society still views LGBTI people, particularly men who have sex with men (MSM) and some trans women, in the same perverse light.Every time I am in the arms of a man, the law is in the back of our mindsAs a trans woman, the law, coupled with society’s belief of who I am, has many implications.I have never hidden the fact that I was assigned male at birth. As such, I have transitioned to live my life as a woman, and am sexually active with men.I have exclusively sought and enjoyed intimacy with men. In turn, those men have also sought and enjoyed my company as a woman, whether they gave regard to the fact that I once grew up as the opposite gender or they simply saw me as a woman through and through, in spite of my body.However, every time I am in the arms of a man and we enjoy our moments of passion, the law is in the back of our minds. We cannot allow anyone to know we are together, we cannot allow anyone to see or hear us.If law enforcement became aware of our trysts, the results would be serious. They would charge us and haul us before the courts. My body would be used as evidence against us.Moreover, the public would witnesses it all. What was intended to be a tender, private moment would be turned into a disgusting crime committed by deviant, twisted criminals.Worse yet, the courts are able to end our lives as we know them by sentencing us to up to a lifetime in prison. Of course, that is if we went all the way. Had we settled for something less physically involving, yet still sexual in nature, we face 10 years on a charge of Serious Indecency. Barbados Pride is taking on the harshest anti-gay law in the WestBarbados life sentence for Homosexual Acts: American Society of Travel Writers Barbados convention concernsHow Nissan, Kia and Mount Gay Rum got caught up promoting a trans hate songRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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Keylor Navas stops critical penalty kick to save Real Madrid

first_img Facebook Comments DENIED! @NavasKeylor saves the PK! #AtletiRealMadrid— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) October 4, 2015 The legend of Costa Rica’s San Keylor continues to grow.Costa Rican goalie Keylor Navas has looked like the top keeper in Spain’s La Liga so far in his first season as full-time starter with Real Madrid, and again Navas saved “Los Merengues” on Sunday against cross-town rival Atlético Madrid.After Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was called for a penalty in the box in the 21st minute, Atlético’s Antoine Griezmann was awarded a penalty kick that would have evened the score. But Navas, who set Real Madrid’s club record with the most consecutive shutouts to start a season, denied the would-be goal by perfectly judging Griezmann’s kick. Related posts:Keylor Navas breaks Real Madrid record with fourth straight shutout Keylor Navas breaks another Real Madrid record Keylor Navas’ coach at Real Madrid sacked, Spanish media report Keylor Navas shines in Real Madrid’s 5-0 rout of La Coruña An eighth minute goal from striker Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid an early lead in the Derby. Despite Navas’ heroics on the penalty kick save, Atlético’s pesky group of strikers came back to finally tie the score on an 83rd minute goal when Jackson Martínez crossed a ball in traffic that Navas was unable to corral before Luciano Vietto netted the equalizer.That goal marked just the second score against Navas all season, as he’s recorded five shutouts and has blocked two penalty kicks already on the young season.Navas’ shutout streak to start the season lasted an incredible 534 minutes, coming just four minutes shy of breaking the all-time La Liga record for the longest span of time without conceding a goal at the start of a season.One season after former Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas allowed one goal per every four shot attempts, Navas has only allowed one goal per every 315 minutes of game action in La Liga with 17 saves in seven games.With a 4-0-3 record, Real Madrid is currently in second place in Spain’s La Liga standings, just one point behind league-leader Villareal.“¡Que rápido es Keylor Navas!” Watch the entire play: read more

Housing Market to Continue to Improve in 2016 But Not Without Headwinds

first_img With so many positive reports on the housing market thus far in 2015, economists believe that growth in 2016 will keep the upward trend going, but not without a few headwinds. In 2016, economists that participated in National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall Construction Forecast Webinar say that employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices, and low mortgage rates will continue to improve the housing market, but shortages and lot and labor availability and rising building material prices could hinder a more robust recovery. Concerns about cost and availability of labor were reported from 61 percent of builders in 2014, up from 13 percent in 2011, according to the NAHB. In terms of lots, 58 percent of builders indicated that they were concerned about this in 2014. Building materials worries also hit 58 percent of builders, an increase from 33 percent in 2011. The NAHB forecasts that single-family starts this year will come in much higher than last year at 719,000, up 11 percent from 647,000 in 2014. In 2016, single-family starts are expected to rise 27 percent to 914,000 units. Trulia’s Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin says that millennials prefer to own a home in the suburbs than rent in the cities despite popular belief. “Many believe that home buyers are bucking the trend of previous generations in that they want to live in urban areas and want to rent,” McLaughlin said. “What we are finding from our surveys is just the opposite. Among millennial renters, almost 90 percent say they eventually want to purchase a home. That is significantly higher than Gen Xers, who were hurt by the recession, and quite a bit more than current baby boomer renters, who are at 40 percent.”NAHB Senior Economist Robert Denk found that the housing market is improving in all regions, but the pace of recovery varies all over the country. “We’ve gotten to the point in the recovery where we no longer have problems that came with the housing bust,” said Denk. “It now is really a matter of housing markets reconnecting to the fundamental drivers, and that is employment. Production has been rebounding in all regions, prices have been moving up and new foreclosures are back to more normal levels.”NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe noted that housing recovery is “all about jobs and “if people can get good jobs that pay decent incomes, the housing market will continue to move forward.”Crowe also believe that the potential rate increase, averaging 4.5 percent in 2016 and 5.5 percent in 2017 should not affect further recovery in the housing market. “As the economy gets better, job and wage growth should keep pace,” he said. “So even though mortgage rates will rise, they will still be low by historical standards and very affordable.”Source: National Association of Home Builders 2015-10-26 Staff Writer Share October 26, 2015 479 Views center_img Housing Market to Continue to Improve in 2016, But Not Without Headwinds in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

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in theory it was not until the final five minutes that its challenge found waking life It was not too late by then but a draw would have embarrassed Wenger and his men They deserved nothing after being played off the park It has been three years and 17 matches since Arsenal won away against a top six side The contrast between their home and away form this season is in the vicinity of a crisis Arsenal have picked up only 13 points from 14 matches on the road; at the Emirates the total stands on 32 in 13 games It is not just the creaky defence holding the Gunners back For all their attacking effervescence only 15 away goals have been scored These numbers usually belong to a mediocre side; Arsenal increasingly looks like one having lost all of its last four matches on the travels The defeats in the marquee clashes at least could be explained by the manner in which Wenger approaches these games He is averse to putting the whole range of his side’s attacking riches together The trouble is that Arsenal does defend well either So in the attempt to seek the middle path the Gunners get nowhere This is why Wenger’s safety-first approach on Saturday did not work Arsenal got outplayed Spurs played like a side which has not lost since mid-December providing a steady contrast For all his recent manoeuvres towards speed and offensive exuberance Wenger seems rather unsure of the way he wants to combat teams of similar or better pedigree It is worth making the argument that the visiting side could have offered more by fielding its best attacking unit Yet Lacazette was benched and we did not get to see the much-discussed front four in action together Wenger deployed the handbrake and all he got was stop-start football Spurs never really had to contend with the relentless pressing which led to their comprehensive defeat at the Emirates earlier this season The host played on the front foot certain that its on-paper superiority will win the day Yet it must worry Pochettino that his players did not put the game to bed They nearly paid for it in the end as they invited pressure upon themselves However after a period in which Spurs have faced Manchester United Liverpool and Arsenal seven points out of a possible nine represents a remarkable return The club’s Champions League hopes have received a boost and it will be a surprise if the Lilywhites do not make a return to the elite competition For the red corner of North London though it is a dream which seems rather distant now It’s official: Verizon completed its acquisition of AOL Tuesday in a deal that raises yet-unanswered questions about the future of one of the country’s earliest Internet brands and of online media in general The $44 billion deal which the companies announced in May gives Verizon access to AOL’s digital ad technology as well as content brands like The Huffington Post as well as technology blogs Engadget and TechCrunch The merger sparked rumors about the future of the AOL-owned Huffington Post and whether the site’s founder Arianna Huffington had a place at Verizon Huffington quelled the doubters last week when she signed a contract to remain president and editor-in-chief of the site for four more years AOL CEO Tim Armstrong also shows no signs of an exit he will continue to run AOL from within the Verizon chain of command Speculation that Verizon might try to sell off the Huffington Post also appears to be unfounded for now Verizon and AOL are holding a conference call at 10 am ET Tuesday; we’ll learn more details about both companies’ futures then Contact us at editors@timecom through their skill and discipline,500 – which would definitely ruin the good vibes. Read More: What These Celebrities and CEOs Learned From Their Summer Jobs The numbers are not encouraging.what is the general assessment of the situation and the plight of the workers who was a chaplain at Shakopee when InnerChange arrived. a professing member and/or active participant of Ashland Place United Methodist Church (Mobile, we hereby charge Jefferson Beauregard Sessions," says Jim. Wuse for criminal conspiracy and granted bail for N90 million was re-arrested to immediately face other criminal charges against him in Lokoja, Fewer than half the students were able to use supporting evidence to write an accurate explanation of the results.

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Even though people have backed the Congress, choreography @jojogomezxo ? #swalla ?” Also read |Disha Patani danced on a Beyonce number and the heat is just off the charts watchvideos Well you might have seen the dance moves of many actors but Disha is class apart and keeps getting better with every new video From posing topless for a calendar shoot dancing on Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” killing her moves on a Beyonce number to putting the cricket stadium on fire with her sizzling opening act during the IPL 2017 Disha Patani definitely seems to be on a mission to not only rule the hearts of many but also to find a permanent place there Watch the latest video of Disha Patani’s dance: The MS Dhoni: The Untold Story star is certainly passing on some serious dance goals to all her fans and followers Disha Patani seems to be ready with her dancing shoes on all the time and we just love it Also see a few more dance videos of Disha Patani: Though Disha has done a handful of films till date but she is well aware about her dancing talent which helps her in hitting the headlines every now and then Check out Disha Patani’s pictures here: She is bold and beautiful but she also knows how to shun her haters on social media if ever they try to troll her be it for her Filmfare attire or her topless photoshoot Disha knows her way and we want to see more dancing from this actor For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: May 17 2014 5:30 am Related News Narendra Modi has scripted one of the most gloriously spectacular political triumphs in the history of independent India There is no other way to describe this election Just think of the magnitude of the achievement For the first time since Independence a non-Congress party has got a majority on its own By enlarging its footprint it has become a genuinely national party and transformed India’s political landscape perhaps forever The Congress has been brought to the verge of extinction Every known rule of Indian politics has been transformed Caste-based political parties have been sidelined at a national level A party has been able to create a broad-based support across social classes across rural and urban areas across different castes A chief minister from a small state has become a national figure And perhaps most importantly this election has belied the cliché that all politics is local This election was fought on national themes The voters have not been swayed by narrow horizons They have voted what they thought was in the national interest The idea of India is not an intellectual abstraction It is created and enacted by millions of voters thinking about the future of India as a whole joining in a national discourse and delivering their verdict This is a community of fate charting its future together But Modi is a political phenomenon without precedent In the annals of democratic politics there are few stories to match his He is a politician who embodies the quintessence of politics: converting adversity into opportunity That single characteristic more than any other sums up his appeal It stood out in distinction to a political culture where a ruling dispensation lost no opportunity to miss an opportunity where privilege masqueraded as victimhood and care for the poor as a paternalistic excuse to keep them poor In a discourse suffused with all that cannot be done he came to be an embodiment of all that can be done under adversity He rose from a humble background and in some ways understood the possibilities democracy affords for mobility more than its princely custodians He was an outsider demonised by the intelligentsia with a Central government arrayed against him But he has broken through and will now produce the biggest churning that India’s power structure has seen since Independence He has tenaciously fought every charge He has overcome the opposition of his own party establishment But he has done what his opponents failed to do He continued to think politically sensing the national mood mounting a formidable political machine by sheer dint of will crisscrossing the country connecting with crowds from West Bengal to Kerala and demonstrating an old truth: politics is about creativity will organisation imagination aspiration Those who think of it purely in structural terms are bound to remain victims of that structure Modi became the voice of change We can talk about the way parts of his campaign fished in social polarisation in places like UP But for the most part he presented himself as something new: to walk into Bihar and talk about transcending caste politics to utter the sentence no secularist in India has had the courage to utter that poverty has no religion to dream of reviving India’s growth prospects to talk about jobs to tap into the restlessness for doing things He became an embodiment for a desire for change Congress prepared the ground for him: it mismanaged the economy acted as a rotten plutocracy and its top leadership engaged in one of the most spectacular acts of political hara kiri we have seen The AAP though its electoral performance was meagre managed to expose the rottenness of this ancien regime Most non-BJP alternatives discredited themselves thoroughly both intellectually and politically Non-BJP secular forces have for years tied themselves into knots of intellectual disingenuousness and institutional hypocrisy They hitched their stars to the Congress that instead of making institutions more credible robust and fair consistently used its power to undermine them In its actual behaviour it could not claim the moral high ground on any issue When disenchantment with the Congress set in the protest vote had nowhere else to go but to the only available alternative We have seen since 2004 something like a stability surge in many elections: once disenchantment sets in the vote gravitates towards the other viable alternative The Congress and its minions had been running the self-defeating line that this election was just about money and propaganda This line is self-defeating because it expresses open contempt for voters This has been a big failing of non-BJP forces Anyone who talked about new narratives was always pulled back into the muck of social arithmetic Talking about governance and development was being elitist there were some authentic social forces lurking underneath that represented the true spirit of Indian politics They thus ceded this space entirely to the BJP Irony of ironies: the BJP was left holding the candle of development and progress The same disingenuousness marked the debate on leadership Any mention of leadership was condemned as a yearning for authoritarianism The blunt fact is that the election was made semi-presidential because we did not have a prime minister the last few years It was intellectually otiose to think that leadership does not matter The more parties ran away from projecting leadership or addressing issues of stability the more they yielded the field to Modi This was an election about leadership and Modi grew in stature at every step He has an uncanny machine to project his power But he also has an unprecedented capacity to connect And what the attacks on him did was reinforce the one attribute of leadership: his capacity to stand his ground and not be swayed by every wind Ironically the person accused of being a media creation came across as the man capable of standing his own ground There will be other occasions to discuss what this means for the future of Indian democracy The fact that the BJP does not have a single Muslim Lok Sabha MP will be an issue they will have to address proactively not presumptuously wave away The decimation of the opposition is a structural worry There is little doubt that India’s future now depends on what Modi decides to do with his mandate He has an unprecedented opportunity to take India to new heights Will this be a new dawn a false dawn or just another day Only time will tell But this is Modi’s moment It will be churlish to describe it as anything else The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and a contributing editor for‘The Indian Express’ express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News G D Salwan students attend leadership programme Divyank Sachdeva of Class XI and Alka Bhatia of GD Salwan Public School, ?Australia fielding some good cricketers. ministries,” Salman too shared a picture and wrote,we would facilitate students by providing them photocopies of answer sheets." 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Hopefully his good work won’t continue on Saturday. MP Saugata Ray,S. This is something that I have never played before.both on screen and off screen” the 30-year-old actor said in a statement here Arjun who is a huge foodie chose to cook his favourite Lebanese dish for a scene in the film Since several scenes were shot capturing Arjun cook at different stages of the dish the actor actually cooked the delicacy which the rest of the cast and crew feasted on once the scene was successfully shot Directed by R Balki a romantic-comedy drama “Ki and Ka” starring Arjun Kareena Kapoor Khan Swaroop Sampat among others is scheduled to release on April 1 The movie also features megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan in a guest appearance For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Leher Kala | Mumbai | Updated: March 7 2016 12:16 am Top News I have recently begun watching Shark Tank on Colours Infinity (9 pm) Young entrepreneurs looking for funding stand in front of five established self-made billionaires and pitch new ideas They offer them a stake in the new business in return for investment The sharks drill them with frighteningly tough questions on profitability and value They also interrupt each other often bickering like children and dispute each other’s smarts with personal taunts When the entrepreneur doesn’t offer them a deal they want they proceed to trash the idea and it’s future by mouthing contemptuously brutal lines like “You’re dead to me” People leave crying and shattered the bullies indifferent and undeterred The show is engaging despite the mean-spirited sharks who are frankly doing the rich and wildly successful a disservice by portraying them as nasty and aggressive leaders with absolutely no manners They seem a shining example of the American writer Dorothy Sander’s quote “If you want to know what God thought of money look at who he gave it to” Watching Shark Tank makes me fantasise that if I ever got there myself my primary objective would be to waste their time and all their money (in the unlikely event I could convince them to part with it in the first place) No doubt young and eager business people have a lot to gain from this invaluable interaction with industrialists who’ve made it before them They’re forced to confront difficult questions on growth and performance and a slew of variables they might not have considered However is it really necessary for them to insult somebody’s invention and make them squirm just because they happen to be rich and successful themselves — or far worse just to up the ratings of the TV show Reality TV is pathologically driven by winning I guess participants are also made of pretty stern stuff and are willing to endure the rigours of humiliation since they’re so unswervingly focused on achievement We’re all experiencing a cruder more in-your-face daily rudeness which sadly is the socially acceptable norm now It plays out every night on Indian news television; the louder and more acrimonious the tone of the discussion the higher the ratings One can debate how much of what we watch reflects our reality but it does somewhat represent the ideals of the time It can hardly be a coincidence that Donald Trump one of the original really successful reality TV hosts of The Apprentice (“You’re Fired”) is overwhelming the US Presidential race despite a long list of savagely inappropriate comments Incivility it seems is an asset It makes for effective TV The old-fashioned provocative way to make it was to get naked or get jailed Now you just need to be perfectly and outrageously horrible hutkayfilms@gmailcom For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRio de Janeiro:Chelsea have reportedly reached a verbal agreement to sign Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato on a three-year deal Alexandre Pato Getty The Brazilian club has accepted a transfer fee of around nine million pounds after talks with Chelsea officials this week Xinhua cited Brazilian football portal Sambafoot Pato who joined Corinthians from AC Milan for 15 million euros in January 2013 completed a two-year loan spell at Sao Paulo last month He enjoyed the most prolific season of his professional career in 2015 with 26 goals across all competitions Liverpool Chelsea West Ham and Tianjin Songjiang are also said to have shown interest in signing the 26-year-old IANS By: AFP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 13 2016 8:07 pm Almaz Ayana smashed the women’s 10000m world record (Source: AP) Top News Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana launched the Rio Olympics athletics by smashing the women’s 10000m world record as the Games reeled from doping scandals Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi was suspended for failing a doping test and a Polish weightlifter and Bulgarian runner were both kicked out for drugs transgressions In shock results defending champion and world record-holder Sun Yang flopped dismally in his 1500m freestyle heat and the USA who have won the last three Olympic competitions were knocked out of the women’s football Athletics took centre stage in Rio needing a lift after the Russia doping storm but there were immediate questions about Ayana’s 10000m run which broke a 23-year-old world record The 24-year-old pulled away from the field midway through the race and never let up before powering home in 29min 1745sec Her winning time was nearly 14 seconds quicker than the previous world best of 29:3178 set by Wang Junxia in Beijing in 1993 Ayana’s stunning performance set tongues wagging but the Ethiopian smiled as she insisted she was “crystal clear” “My doping is my training my doping is Jesus — otherwise I’m crystal clear” she said The world sports tribunal had earlier expelled European champion weightlifter Tomasz Zielinksi and Bulgarian 3000m steeplechase runner Silvia Danekova over doping as the Games registered its first major cases Chen 18 a rising star in the Chinese swimming team was suspended after she tested positive for a banned diuretic following Sunday’s women’s 100m butterfly where she placed fourth Poland’s Zielinski tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone — just three days after his brother Tomasz suffered the same fate Damekova a 3000m steeplechase athlete admitted she had tested positive for the blood booster EPO David Rudisha cruised into the semi-finals of the men’s 800m in Rio after a Kenyan coach was sent home in disgrace for allegedly trying to impersonate an athlete for a doping test Sprint coach John Anzrah offered a urine sample in place of 800m medal hope Ferguson Rotich who competed in Friday’s heats and duly qualified for Saturday’s semi-finals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 20 2015 10:11 am Actor Aditya Roy Kapur who is often linked with Shraddha Kapoor says he is not dating anyone He doesn’t even mind it because he feels “being single isn’t that bad” Related News Actor Aditya Roy Kapur who is often linked with Shraddha Kapoor says he is not dating anyone He doesn’t even mind it because he feels “being single isn’t that bad” The actor whose love life has attracted gossip since the past two years added that he will get into a relationship only when he is ready for it Till then he is committed to his professional life “I am single there is no change in my relationship status and no complaints either Being single isn’t all that bad as you can be selfish and focus on yourself and your career When in a relationship you are responsible for another person too I don’t want to commit unless I am absolutely ready” Aditya said in a statement There were also reports that he bought a diamond ring for Shraddha but the actor is amused by the news “I am not in the habit of putting a ring on my own finger People seem to know more about me than I do” he said On the professional front Aditya will be seen in “Fitoor” Directed by Abhishek Kapoor “Fitoor” brings Aditya and Katrina Kaif together for the first time on the silver screen The film is said to be an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel “Great Expectations” It hit a roadblock due to budget issues but is now back on track It is slated to release early next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 12 2017 11:35 am Deepika Padukone is looking smouldering on a magazine cover as the ‘Queen Of Bollywood’ Related News Be it trolls or hateful messages demeaning her fashion sense there is nothing which can pull down the Mastani of Bollywood Deepika Padukone She is among Bollywood’s best and is out to slay After nailing the photoshoot for Cannes Deepika is now looking smouldering on another mag cover as the “Queen Of Bollywood” The May edition of the entertainment magazine Stardust has Deepika Padukone on its cover The actor looks elegantly stylish in the black-and-white striped dress Also read |Deepika Padukone shines in this Bangladeshi ad but something is majorly wrong here Watch video The cover which has been shared by the Padmavati actor on her Instagram reads “I am not charmed by Hollywood I am charmed by creativity” Ever since Deepika has made her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage the actor has often been quizzed about her plans of shifting to the West like her counterpart Priyanka Chopra who too is coming up with her Hollywood debut Baywatch on May 25 In an earlier interview with IANS Deepika said “I am very well aware of my home and my roots so that’s never going to change I look at it (working in Hollywood) as an extension of my creativity and the ability to work in a different environment with different people” When it comes to photoshoots Deepika knows exactly how to look like a ‘Queen’ Not very long back the Twitterati was gushing over her photoshoot pictures for the brand L’oreal In those pictures too Deepika looked dreamy and made it difficult for her fans to wait for May 17 when she will walk the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival for the first time For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Port-of-spain | Updated: June 25 2017 1:10 am Virat Kohli at nets before the second ODI against West Indies Related News Though the first one-day international between India and West Indies was abandoned due to rain in Port-of-Spain the Indian cricket team came out to practice in nets on Saturday ahead of their second one-day international at the same venue In their net session captain Virat Kohli sweated it out with other members of the team The Board of Control for Cricket in India tweeted out pictures of the Indian captain from the practice session In other pictures pace bowler Umesh Yadav was seen at the nets He was seen bowling some off-cutters to the batsmen In the same photo former India captain and wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was been seen in the background with the ball in his hands The run machine is getting ready for his net session – @imVkohli#TeamIndia#WIvINDpictwittercom/h1qmJssjjG — BCCI (@BCCI) 24 June 2017 In the first ODI West Indies won the toss and elected to field Batting first India opened with Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane Both openers played positive cricket and put on a 132-run stand for the first wicket before Rahane was caught at mid-on #TeamIndia speedster @y_umesh in action during the training session at Queen’s Park Oval #WIvIND pictwittercom/BDzlyz07xd — BCCI (@BCCI) 24 June 2017 Dhawan was also later dismissed for 87 Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were at the crease when rain stopped play in the 40th over India were 199 for the loss of three wickets after 392 overs India and West Indies are playing a five-match ODI series and will later play a one-off T20 international as well India are third in the ODI rankings while West Indies are six ranks below them at number nine For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 10 2017 8:49 am Sitting outside the House in protest Vijender Gupta said “I was asked to leave the House for raising a case of corruption (Source: File Photo) Related News About 20 minutes after the one-day special Delhi Assembly session started on Tuesday afternoon Leader of Opposition and BJP MLA Vijender Gupta was ushered out of the House by marshals yet again? who ruled audience love with the films like “Chillar party” and “Queen”, The film, For all the latest Sports News, and want to go national with this drive. can never repay the debt that he owes the filmmaker. and the director will also speak about his life and movies at Filmmakers Live in the Gasteig Black Box.

which has a majority in the Lok Sabha and received the support of parties such as the AIADMK and BJD for the 17 July presidential polls, "Ruling of Supreme Court says it’s the responsibility of Governor is to see who has majority and will work for state’s stability. For all the latest Chandigarh News, Coconut shell carvings and handmade showpieces by artists from Tripura are the major attractions of the Trade Expo.sahoo@expressindia.says the four-year format is being introduced in a hasty manner, Now, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 1, A member of the Aam Aadmi Party said,The point of this fast is different The issue is more local that of inflated power and water bills So he decided to fast in Sunder Nagria small locality in East Delhiand not Ramlila Maidan or Jantar Mantar He wanted to be among the people The house in which he is staying belongs to Ranjit Singhwho received a water bill of Rs 5200 while his salary is only Rs 4000 He had to take a loan to pay the bill?s shoulders after she concluded her remarks.
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