10 Things You Are Forbidden from Negotiating Away

first_imgYou will be asked to negotiate things you must never trade away. Whatever is offered in trade will never equal what you are being asked to give up. The following list includes the things forbidden from being negotiated away.Integrity or Character: If there is one thing you should never, ever negotiate away, it is your integrity. Your character is worth more to you than anything you possess. From time to time, you will be tested. Someone will ask you to do something illegal or immoral, and those who check you will negotiate by promising you some benefit, likely pecuniary. No matter who offers, and no matter what they offer you, once you negotiate away your integrity, it is difficult to recover—and in some cases, impossible. Stick to your guns.Your Goals and Dreams: It’s too easy to trade your goals and dreams for what other people and society suggest. “The Drift” is powerful, and it will pull you along in a direction, not of your choosing. “The Drift” feels good. It’s comfortable because you fit in, you don’t make other people unhappy or uncomfortable. No one can live your life for you. No group of loosely bound together humans has the right to decide what is right for you. You cannot negotiate away your goals and dreams, no matter who tries to negotiate them away. It’s your life, and those are your dreams. No one has to like it, but they do have to live with your decision.Your Priorities: Goals and dreams are one thing, and priorities are another. You don’t have to negotiate with others what is most important to you now. What other people want from you does take precedence over what you want from you. You never have to be rude about saying no to small things so you can say yes to the things that, for you anyway, are most important. It is also true that you don’t need to negotiate your priorities—least of all with someone who isn’t going to show up to you funereal.Your Word: If you say you will do something, do what you said you would do. Your word is your bond. It is a promise, even if you don’t recognize you had made a promise when you spoke the words. The person who heard your words believed you meant what you said. The one who would have you negotiate away your word is a villain. The words you say after you have stated what you would doo carry no weight and are rendered meaningless by those to whom you speak.Your Loyalty: Your loyalty cannot be for sale. If you owe someone your loyalty, like your integrity and your word, you don’t negotiate it away. There may be a time when someone tries to promise you something to shift your commitment to them, even providing you with a rationale for doing so. If you negotiate away your loyalty, you are treacherous and unfaithful. If you are not loyal, you will not find loyalty. Kipling wrote: “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”Your Belief in Yourself: Humans are born with a self-conscious to accompany their consciousness. Some will try to convince you that you are not enough, that you should doubt yourself. A few will do this out of their love for you, as a way to prevent you from being hurt. Others will try to have you see something less when you look in the mirror as a way to not feel so small themselves. Whatever the motivation, your belief in yourself cannot be traded for other people’s fears, regardless of their motivation.Your Attitude: Your attitude is a choice. There will be many who try to convince you to see the glass as half full, some suggesting that what the glass holds is poison. There are entire industries built on convincing you to be pessimistic, cynical, and afraid. It is a raw act of courage to decide to be positive, optimistic, and empowered. You must ignore the attempts to negotiate away your attitude. The half-full glass isn’t full of poison, but the words of those who would have you believe that to be true are nothing less than a toxic venom.Assuming Good Intentions: Every day, you will have an opportunity to assume that people who are different from you are your enemies. You will be provided with reasons to believe that people who believe something different from you are somehow evil, worthy of your anger—or hatred. You are supposed to assume their intentions are bad. You don’t have to trade away your willingness to assume good intentions, and by doing so, allow people to assume your good intentions.Your Individuality: You were born an individual. While you might belong to many tribes, there is no tribe worth joining that would have you give up who you are. You will find people who want you to change, or more accurately, who want to change you. You never have to negotiate away who and what you are to please someone else.Your Personal Power: You have the power to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. You have agency, the ability to decide and act on what you want. You never have to compromise or allow anyone or anything to negate the power you received free and clear at your birth. Your life belongs to you, and it is yours to live.Keep sacred these things that matter most. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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‘Abu Dhabi Week’ to be held in Kochi

first_imgThe Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, which promotes tourism and cultural heritage of the Emirate, is organising the dual-city exhibition.It will be held in Kochi over three days starting February 16, and then move to Kolkata from February 23.Read it at Asian Lite Related Itemslast_img

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Glares, beard, T-shirt: Rockstar baba in the dock for rape

first_imgChandigarh, Aug 24 (PTI) He glides through the air dressed in pink robes in his promotional videos and in real life is known to ride powerful, souped up bikes to congregations, the persona as flashy as the vehicle itself.Gurmeet Ram Rahim, head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect who has two state governments on the edge as he awaits a verdict on a rape case tomorrow, is not the regular godman in saffron but a curious amalgam of reel and real defying easy description.His Twitter profile describes him as “Spiritual Saint/Philanthropist/Versatile Singer/Allrounder Sportsperson/Film Director/Actor/Art Director/Music Director/ Writer/Lyricist/Autobiographer/DOP”.For his followers, who gathered in the thousands in Panchkula ahead of a verdict in the case of rape and criminal intimidation, their leader is all this and more. The bejewelled head of the Sirsa headquartered sect, who turned 50 this Independence Day, holds sway over millions in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.Many trains bound for Punjab and Haryana were cancelled for the next four days, schools and colleges shut and thousands of security personnel deployed to ensure that no trouble breaks out after the special CBI court delivers its judgement.As curiosity grew about the man at the centre of the growing storm, the “rock star baba” put out a tweet appealing for peace and saying he would go to court even though he had a backache.It was the familiar blurring of lines between the larger than life image of the man of bling who would be god and superstar.advertisementFor somebody who commands so much attention, the personal details are just a few.He was born in Sri Gurusar Modia village in Rajasthans Sri Ganganagar district on August 15, 1967, to a landlord father. An only child, Gurmeet helped his father in the farm in his early years. Gurmeet, it is said, was always spiritual. When he was seven, he was picked out by Shah Satnam Singh, then head of the Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa, who anointed him Ram Rahim.Sixteen years later, in 1990, Satnam Singh invited his disciples from all over the country for a grand satsang where 23-year-old Gurmeet Ram Rahim was chosen as his successor.The Dera chief, who completed his high school, is married to Harjeet Kaur. They have two daughters, Charanpreet and Amanpreet, both of whom are married, and a son Jasmeet. He also adopted a girl.The story also goes that he loved butter and ghee and took part in several sport activities.Combining entrepreneurial skills with his job as the spiritual head of the sect, he launched his MSG range of “swadeshi and organic” products about two years ago. The business is looked after by the Dera chiefs children, who live inside the Dera in Sirsa, about 260 km from here. MSG is perhaps a reference to his first film “Messenger of God”, which he made In 2014 when he underwent an image makeover. Since then, he has made three more films, playing the lead role in each and performing ostentatious, dangerous stunts, quite like any other tinsel town superhero.Dera functionaries claim their chief has contributed in motivating millions of people to perform selfless services while the sect itself has devoted itself to humanitarian tasks such as blood donation and organ donation drives and educating the poor.In 2002, Gurmeets tryst with controversy and criminal charges began. He has since been named in cases dealing with rape, murder and forced castration.In 2002, a case of sexual exploitation case was registered against him. This followed anonymous letters alleging that the sect head had sexually exploited two sadhvis.The CBI court in Panchkula is set to pronounce its verdict in this case tomorrow. Other cases in which his name figures include a journalist murder case dating back to 2002 and the forced castration of some sadhus in 2014. In 2007, he earned the ire of Sikhs who accused him of replicating the attire of 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, following which Punjab remained on the boil for several days.Notwithstanding the notoriety, Gurmeet has reigned over the sprawling Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa, where he dons glittering costumes and holds satsangs.Thousands of “premis”, as Dera followers are referred to, gather from various parts to hear the message delivered by the “Pita ji” (Dera head). The sprawling Sirsa Dera, spread over nearly 1,000 acres, is a township on its own, with schools, sports village, hospital and cinema hall etc.Nobody can meet the Dera chief, who has been provided Z- category security in addition to his own private guards, without prior appointment. It is common to find politicians from across the spectrum flocking to the Dera premises. However, no politician comes on record and Gurmeet himself maintains that as sect head he does not indulge in any political activity. He leaves it to the sects political wing to decide on whom to support.advertisementIn the 2014 elections, the Deras political wing supported the BJP in Haryana. PTI SUN VSD DKS MIN BDS MINlast_img read more

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Tunisia Tops Panama 2-1 for First World Cup Win in 40 years

first_imgSARANSK, Russia (AP) — Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef ensured their nation’s World Cup slump wouldn’t enter a fifth decade.Khazri’s hard, rising shot in the 66th minute lifted Tunisia to a 2-1 triumph over Panama on Thursday night. It came about 15 minutes after the Rennes striker’s pinpoint pass produced Ben Youssef’s equalizer on a redirection off of his right instep.“We wanted to snatch the victory and I wanted to score and I did,” Ben Youssef said. “This is great day for Tunisia.”Panama is still looking for a maiden World Cup victory — or draw, for that matter. But it took its first ever lead in World Cup play in the 33rd minute through an own-goal when Jose Luis Rodriguez’s hard, left-footed shot deflected off of Tunisia’s Yassine Meriah.Both Group G teams were already eliminated going into the match. Tunisia hadn’t won a World Cup game since a 3-1 victory over Mexico in 1978. The Carthage Eagles then failed to win any of their next 13 World Cup matches, a streak that ended in somewhat expected fashion.Panama’s Roman Torres, left, and Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri fight for the ball during the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Panama’s Jose Luis Rodriguez, right, is challenged by Tunisia’s Hamdi Naguez during the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri, left, passes the ball as Panama’s Gabriel Gomez tries to stop him during the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)“When we landed in this group we knew very well that our best hope was to come third in this group,” Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul said.Tunisia looked more competitive in losses to England and Belgium than Panama. Tunisia nearly earned a draw with England, but lost on a late goal by Harry Kane.Tunisia also has more accomplished club professionals in its squad, but it was missing several players because of injuries.In addition to dealing with the absence of defender Dylan Bronn, Tunisia had to start 33-year-old third-choice goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi because its other keepers were injured.“Thanks to our goalkeeper, we didn’t concede many goals and we got the three points,” Maaloul said. “This is what matters.”Statistically, Panama was the worst performer in this World Cup, but coach Hernan Gomez took issue with one reporter suggesting his team was the worst in tournament.“Please don’t call us the worst team. We are not the worst team. We are a team that is learning and growing,” Gomez said. “You need to respect our team much more. You cannot call us the worst team. That is a lack of respect.”MILESTONE GOALSThe first two goals of the match were milestones of sorts in the World Cup, which dates to 1930.Panama’s Jose Luis Rodriguez, right, is challenged by Tunisia’s Hamdi Naguez during the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)The goal that gave Panama a 1-0 halftime lead was the 50th own-goal in all World Cups.Meriah had turned his body to block Rodriguez’s shot and ended up sending it inside the far post after Mathlouthi had already started moving the other way.The goal came against the run of play. Tunisia dominated the match with 64-percent possession and finished with 15 shots to Panama’s nine.But it didn’t take long for Tunisia to equalize on what was somewhat of a World Cup milestone, the 2,500th goal in the history of the tournament, which dates to 1930.TOUGH TURNSeattle Sounders defender Roman Torres helped set up the opening goal with a composed, accurate pass from the top of the area back and toward the middle of the field to Rodriguez.In the second half, however, he was forced out of the game with an apparent left leg injury after getting tangled up with Khazri as the two pursued the ball near the Panama penalty area.Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri, left, passes the ball as Panama’s Gabriel Gomez tries to stop him during the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)He limped off the field after the game, and it remains to be seen how it affects his availability when he returns to the MLS.COACHING FUTUREThe victory provided a measure of vindication for Maaloul, who led the team to the World Cup by infusing his lineups with younger players.He didn’t directly address a question about his coaching future after the match, but has defended his record — citing recent qualification to the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations — and said the position means a lot to him.“We had to face Belgium and England. The Tunisian squad gave a good performance,” Maaloul said. “My players played their hearts out in all three performances.”—By BRETT MARTEL , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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AMERICAN AIRLINES TO EXPAND DALLAS FLIGHTS NEXT YEAR

first_imgAmerican Airlines will add a second roundtrip flight out of Sioux City to their hub in Dallas/Ft. Worth for a third time next year.This latest flight will be geared towards spring break flyers between February 15th and March 3rd of 2018.American had previously announced a second daily flight from this November 20th through the 28th and from December 23rd through January 5th.The February seasonal flight will depart Sioux City at 5:20 a.m. and arrive in Dallas/Ft. Worth at 7:38 a.m.The return flight leaves Texas at 8:55 p.m. and arrives in Sioux City at 10:57 p.m.last_img read more

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The Manual Wind: Zenith’s First Flight

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Men’s Watches Under $500, From Stylish to Smart The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts How do you update the classic pilot watch design?  Make it vintage.  Pilot watches for the most part have the same design features; big diameter, big crown, big hands.  The watchmakers at Zenith have taken their Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT back in time for the 1903 limited edition.  As a tribute to the Wright Brothers first flight; their 48mm pilot watch has been turned  into a well priced in-house vintage statement.A matte black dial with SuperLuminova Old Radium arabic numerals and hands bring in the weathered look of a 1900s pilot watch.  Whereas patina due to age will no longer be luminescent, this patina-by-design boasts an authentic vintage feel while still lighting up your nightstand in the early hours.  Coupled with a vintage Nubuck cuff strap in beige suede, the dial is intensified by the contrast off the black DLC coated titanium case.Attached to the prominent onion crown is Zenith’s own caliber 693 Elite movement. With GMT function and fifty hour power reserve beating at a healthy 28,800 vph (vibrations per hour), Zenith maintains its place ahead of the pack with in-house movement value.  This is one of the two in-house movements Zenith has built its reputation on.  The other of course being the El Primero chronograph that some distinguish as the best chronograph movement on the market.  (Check out the El Primero in the Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 Annual Calendar Chronograph.)Zenith over the past ten years has produced some pieces that defy what a traditional in-house manufacturer might deem classic.  The 1903 shows a leap in the right direction.  Taking it back to their roots in aeronautical dial production, this limited edition tribute to the first flight helps Zenith’s recent redefining of the brand.  If you can handle 48mm and $8,600 start looking for one of the 300 or so of the 1,903 limited edition run that will make it stateside. The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It last_img read more

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MPC Container Ships Resumes Shopping Spree

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed ship ower MPC Container Ships ASA continues its ambitious fleet buildup campaign with the addition of five new feeder containerships.The latest fleet additions are being purchased from Simatech Shipping & Forwarding from Dubai, the operator and manager of the vessels.The total purchase price for the vessels is USD 41.9 million and will be settled in cash, the company said.The fleet consists of 2004-built Sima Pride, 2005-built Sima Perfect and Sima Prestige, 2006-built Sima Sapphire and 2007-built Sima Sadaf.MPC Container Ships expects to take over the vessels in the first half of 2018, lifting the total fleet of the company to 64 feeder units.last_img read more

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Stena Line Floats 1st Next Generation Ferry in China

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Stena Line Swedish ferry company Stena Line has launched its first next generation RoPax vessel at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China.The first new vessel, to be named Stena Estrid, took to the water for the first time on January 16.Scheduled to enter service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in early 2020, the unit is the first of three new E-Flexer vessels bound for the Irish Sea by 2021. The other two vessels from the series will be running the line between Belfast and Liverpool.“The Stena Estrid successfully completed its float out manoeuvre from dry dock at the Avic Shipyard and now enters a busy phase of works ahead of its Irish Sea launch early next year,” Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson said.On the same day, the shipyard hosted the keel-laying of the third vessel from the series.Stena Lines’ sister company Stena RoRo is managing all the E-Flexer building projects that are ongoing on Avic Weihai Shipyard.“We are very happy with the great collaboration with AVIC Shipyard, which includes both development and production of the E-Flexer series. From a customer standpoint we have exacting requirements on adaptation and flexibility, which the shipyard has successfully provided, and done so largely with good levels of quality,” Stena RoRo’s CEO Per Westling commented.In total, Stena RoRo, placed orders for eight Stena E-Flexer class vessels with the Chinese AVIC Weihai Shipyard between 2016 and 2018.Stena Line will operate a total of five E-Flexer vessels, two of which are an extended design.The three vessels that are being built for the Irish Sea will be larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels at a length of 215 meters with a freight capacity of 3,100 lane meters and the space to carry 120 cars and 1,000 passengers.The two E-Flexer RoPax vessels with a larger design will be deployed within Stena Line’s network in 2022. These larger ships will be 240 meters long and will have a total freight capacity of 3,600 lane meters, and passenger capacity of 1,200.As for the remaining newbuilds, Brittany Ferries has hired two vessels, including the one for which a keel was laid yesterday. The duo will complement the company’s current fleet of freight and passenger vessels, travelling between Portsmouth in the UK and Bilbao and Santander in Spain.DFDS has also signed a 10-year charter contract for one E-Flexer, to be used to travel across the English Channel.last_img read more

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Terrorism drugs and crime thwarting Afghan development warns Ban

“They are obstacles to development,” Mr. Ban said in an address to the Special Conference on Afghanistan, convened in Moscow under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. “They bring violence into people’s daily lives. They undermine justice and human rights. They are a grave threat to public health, to governance and a democratic future. “These interconnected ills are sapping public confidence in the institutions that so many people have worked so hard to reinforce,” the Secretary-General told the meeting, attended by representatives from Russia, the Central Asian countries, Iran, Pakistan, China, India and many regional organizations. Mr. Ban stressed that Afghanistan cannot face these challenges alone, and that all countries have an interest in countering them with “sustained and robust” action. “The problems harm not only the Afghan people,” he noted. “They pose a major danger to the region and the world at large. And all of us must be involved in helping to solve them.” In the area of illicit drug trafficking for example, he emphasized the shared responsibility in reducing demand abroad, reducing supply in Afghanistan, and tightening security along trafficking routes. “Cooperation must be our watchword as we respond,” he said.The Secretary-General also noted that the country’s security situation is at a “delicate juncture,” and while conditions have deteriorated in recent months, indications of “new thinking and new commitment” from Afghanistan’s international partners are reasons for cautious optimism. Current political, security and development issues in the country will also be discussed at the International Conference on Afghanistan to be held in The Hague on 31 March. The meeting, which will be opened by Mr. Ban, follows similar events held previously in Bonn, London and Paris. During a meeting today with Afghan Foreign Minister Dadfar Spanta, Mr. Ban said that today’s meeting and next week”s conference showed how strongly the international community was committed to Afghanistan. He added that he hoped the Afghan Government would seize this opportunity and move forward on stability, security and social and economic development. The Secretary-General stressed that it was important for Afghanistan to maintain improved relations with neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan. The two also touched on the drug situation in Afghanistan and the need for transparent, democratic and fair elections later this year.In his meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Secretary-General said he was horrified by today”s bombing at a mosque in north-west Pakistan, and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. He noted that Pakistan has a crucial role to play in the Afghan peace process. A military solution is not enough in Afghanistan a political and economic surge, and a comprehensive approach were needed, he said. He also thanked Pakistan for its contribution to UN peacekeeping.Mr. Ban also met today with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and they discussed ways of further strengthening relations between the UN and Russia. They also talked about a range of international issues where Russia can play a leadership role, including Somalia, Sudan, climate change and the financial crisis. Yesterday evening, he participated in a working dinner with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that focused mainly on Afghanistan, but also included discussion on, among other topics, Gaza, the Democratic People”s Republic of Korea, Kosovo, Georgia/Abkhazia, climate change and nuclear disarmament.While in Moscow, the Secretary-General also delivered a wide-ranging lecture at an event organized by “International Affairs,” the journal of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in which he highlighted the need for a “new global solidarity” at this time of global crisis.Issues such as the global financial crisis, climate change and nuclear proliferation, are “big challenges, requiring big powers to cooperate more than ever before,” he stated. 27 March 2009Terrorism, illicit drug trafficking and organized crime are seriously impeding progress in Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, calling for greater international cooperation to help the country tackle these challenges. read more

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Men who go to the gym have less active sex life study

first_imgThe researchers asked 1,100 men in the US to respond to an online poll about their sex lives, such as how often they thought about sex.They also asked detailed questions about exercise habits like how often and how intensely the men worked out.Among those who took part were running, cycling and ameteur endurance athletes who were contacted through trade magazines. Women trying to get pregnant are normally the ones who face questions about the amount of exercise they do Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. People who exercised for a shorter amount of time wanted more sex as well.Professor Hackney said that there was a clear ‘tipping point’ at which exercise started to ruin your sex life, a point he hopes to narrow down with further research.The study was published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.It said: “Exposure to higher levels of chronic intense and greater durations of endurance training on a regular basis are significantly associated with a decreased libido scores in men.”Normally women trying to get pregnant are the ones who face many questions about their love life and the amount of exercise they do.But Professor Hackney said: “Fertility specialists will often ask a woman about whether and how much she exercises.”Based on our data, we think they should also be asking the man.” Women trying to get pregnant are normally the ones who face questions about the amount of exercise they doCredit: www.eddiemacdonald.co.uk Men who strenuously work out have a lower libido than those who do low intensity exercise, a study has found.Males reach a ‘tipping point’ at which they are too tired to have sex or are just not interested any more.The study’s conclusions are so clear that fertility specialists should consider asking men how much exercise they do if their partners are trying to conceive, the results showed. Each of the men was then categorised according to whether they had short or long workouts and if they were light, moderate, or intense. Their sexual appetite was also categorised into high, moderate or low libido.According to the researchers at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the US, there was a ‘significant’ relationship that emerged.Lead researcher Anthony Hackney, a professor of exercise physiology and nutrition, said that those who had a less intense workout had a higher libido.last_img read more

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Days of prima donna parish priests are over says new Dean

The Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos The new Dean of the 800-year-old Salisbury cathedralCredit:Ash Mills/Salisbury Cathedral “Once upon a time the vicar was a king – I say king advisedly because it would in those days have been a he – he was the king in his patch.”Whatever anyone else in the surrounding patches was doing was of no consequence really. The vicar was supreme.”These days, the vicar will probably be overseeing, in a rural diocese, six or seven of those patches, and he or she will be working with a whole range of different colleagues, retired priests, part-time priests, lay ministers, lay officers of the church.”And what the vicar needs is a capacity to supervise those people and to get the very best out of them, and to nurture and oversee a cohesive team. That is quite a shift in culture,” he said.”Clergy need to be people who above all else, can be open with God, open with one another, not defended, not prima donna-ish, but willing to collaborate in the building of the kingdom.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Very Reverend Nicholas PapadopulosCredit:Ash Mills/Salisbury Cathedral The Church of England is moving away from “prima donna” priests, the new Dean of Salisbury has said.Modern clergy need to be willing to work with others, and can no longer be a “king” in their parish, the Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos told the Sunday Telegraph.Mr Papadopulos, who worked with newly ordained priests for five years in his previous role as canon treasurer of Canterbury Cathedral, was installed on September 9 as the 81st Dean of the 800-year-old cathedral.Ahead of starting his new role he said the shift towards clergy being responsible for several different parishes meant they needed to be able to “nurture” others and be collaborative.  Shrinking congregations and a smaller clergy means vicars are increasingly having to cover more than one parish as part of their job, particularly in rural areas.A Church of England report released in 2016 shows that between 1960 and 2011 the proportion of parishes which were in “multi-parish benefices” rose from 17 per cent to 71 per cent. The new Dean of the 800-year-old Salisbury cathedral Senior church figures have previously said that they are considering implementing psychometric testing as a national policy, in order to pick out clergy who have desirable values such as collaboration and teamwork.The tests have also been linked to a desire to weed out potential paedophiles amid concerns that potential child abusers could be slipping through the net.Thorough background checks already prevent convicted abusers from joining the clergy but the tests are being considered to strengthen the current process. read more

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Rio Tinto makes Hismelt progress in steel making

first_imgRio Tinto has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) to take the next step in global commercialisation of the HIsmelt technology to be used in a fully integrated steel making facility. HIsmelt (high-intensity smelting) is the world’s first commercial  direct smelting process for making iron straight from the ore. The technology smelts iron ore fines directly using non-coking coals, and offers significant economic and environmental benefits to the steel industry. The MoU will also involve the relocation of the existing Kwinana HIsmelt plant from Australia to India at JSPL’s existing facility in Angul, Orissa.The relocated plant will be fully owned by JSPL, and JSPL and Rio Tinto will work together to further develop and market the technology. The MOU was signed in New Delhi by Naveen Jindal, JSPL Chairman and Managing Director Naveen Jindal and Rio Tinto Iron Ore and Australia chief executive Sam Walsh in the presence of Australia’s High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese.JSPL is part of the $15 billion Indian-based Jindal Group, currently producing 3 Mt/y of steel and 1,800 MW of power.Sam Walsh described the deal with JSPL as a natural progression for the HIsmelt technology. “This opportunity with JSPL is exciting, as we integrate the HIsmelt flow sheet into their existing steel works in Orissa, an acceleration of proving of the technology to full design capacity. “We believe the HIsmelt process remains the future for iron making, particularly in locations where the need to reduce the environmental footprint is increasing, thereby ensuring the ongoing sustainability of this essential industry. “HIsmelt is suitable to the resources of India and offers huge environmental benefits to a steelmaker like JSPL.”Naveen Jindal said “JSPL has had strong interest in the HIsmelt technology for several years and now looks forward to finalising the development of this most exciting technology and to share in the future benefits.”Rio Tinto is continuing its Kwinana site obligations, some of which apply to December 2012, in accordance with conditions set by the state regulators and Invest Australia. The HIsmelt technology is fully owned by Rio Tinto. The Kwinana HIsmelt plant is owned by a Joint Venture comprising Rio Tinto (60%), Nucor Corp (25%), Mitsubishi Corp (10%) and Shougang Corp (5%). HIsmelt smelts iron ore fines directly using non-coking coals, and offers significant economic and environmental benefits to the steel industry. Local Indian iron ore fines and non-coking coals can be used with this technology.last_img read more

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Googles new Android update is brighter and bolder than ever before

first_img Source: Google Developer/YouTubeNotifications has been given a redesign too. Originally appearing at the top of the screen via an icon, the lock screen will allow users to see what they missed and respond to certain apps directly from the lock screen. The look is rather similar to Google Now with decent sized cards showing you what you missed.Also, if you’re using an app and a phone call comes through, it will appear as a drop-down notification, allowing you to accept, reject or just ignore it and continue whatever you’re doing. Source: Google Developers/YouTubeThe recent apps screen has also gotten a makeover as well. Instead of displaying your most recent apps in a line, they are now stacked on top of each other. It also displays recently accessed web pages too, suggesting that certain apps could have multiple items in the list if required. Source: Google Developers/YouTubeThe L preview is available for developer devices to download from today, while the official release is expected to happen sometime in Autumn.Read: Futuristic: this city is getting its own network of sky cars >Read: Now Facebook is letting anyone download its Snapchat-inspired app > GOOGLE HAS REVEALED its redesigned version of Android, currently codenamed L, a few months after it revealed its last major update KitKat.During the two and a half-hour keynote at Google I/O, the senior VP of Android, Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai said there were over 5,000 API changes, stating that the company wanted to “rethink the user design experience in Android.”Many of these changes involved linking up to other devices like Android Wear smartwatches, Android TV, AndroidAuto – its in-car dashboard offering – and using Chromecast to display Android on your TV, but the original Android platform was still front and centre of everything that happened.Of the changes announced, the biggest change was visual. Calling the new look ‘Material Design,’ the design language provides a more radical look for Android apps, web applications and for Chrome OS, and provides a more consistent design across all platforms.The new interface features bolder colours, smoother screen transition for apps and services, minimalist Android buttons, changing from square to round icons and animated touch feedback.One of the apps which showed off the redesign was the Gmail app, which saw a side-by-comparison of the old and new version. Alongside that was the preview of a quiz app showing off the concept. Anyone using a Chrome browser can preview it here.last_img read more

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Pollution les sacs plastiques sont bannis de Mexico

first_imgPollution : les sacs plastiques sont bannis de MexicoMexico, Mexique – Une loi votée en août 2009 par la municipalité de Mexico, vient d’entrer en application. Les sacs plastiques ont été bannis de la ville, et les commerçants qui continueront à en distribuer seront passibles d’amendes pouvant s’élever à 71 000 euros.La ville de Mexico a déclaré la guerre aux sacs plastiques avec l’entrée en vigueur d’une loi. Comme l’a expliqué un représentant de la mairie, cette directive a pour visée de “décourager l’utilisation du plastique, un des principaux résidus solides polluants”.À lire aussiZombies, Lune et plastique, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 27 juinLes boutiques et magasins qui continueront à distribuer des sacs plastiques seront passibles d’amendes. Leur montant sera calculé sur des multiples du salaire minimum dans la capitale, environ 4,5 dollars par jour, et pourra s’élever de 4.500 à 90.000 dollars (71 000 euros). Toutefois avant d’appliquer ces sanctions, les autorités de la mégapole de 8,7 millions d’habitants, vont laisser passer une période d’évaluation. Les sanctions dépendront alors d’une plainte ou d’une inspection chez les contrevenants.La municipalité de Mexico tente depuis un moment d’inciter les particuliers au tri sélectif des déchets ménagers. Mais les équipements de collecte et de recyclage de la ville sont aujourd’hui encore insuffisants.Le 23 août 2010 à 19:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Time Magazines Mock Call of Duty Cover Fair or Foul

first_imgMost of the comments to The New York Times article aren’t buying that. “Awesome, Time Magazine. Really awesome. Your previous ‘landmark’ covers have served as mementos for those who, oh I don’t know, died on September 11th or won Nobel prizes,” wrote “NdG Helmand.” “Let us not forget, however, that most-important demographic: the American X-Box player. Wouldn’t want to come up short in recognizing him for his accomplishment, which was to purchase a video game! This whole thing is consumerism and advertising at its worst, thinly veiled by the bogus guise of “reaching an untapped demographic. . . You know what would make me happy, Kim? If Time Magazine retained a shred of journalistic integrity instead of selling out to the fast-food consuming, instant gratification requiring, automatic approval seeking underachievers that make up this unfortunate generation of young Americans.”However, another poster says, “I think you are all ridiculous. This is smart marketing to link to a top selling franchise. This doesn’t hurt Time‘s credibility – they didn’t put this on an actual cover. Its a creative way to get press for a magazine and possibly introduce Time to a younger audience.”Sid Holt, CEO of the American Society of Magazine Editors, doesn’t see a problem. “I rather feel like I am being asked to decide whether Orson Welles had the right to disguise “The War of the Worlds” as a newscast,” he told FOLIO:. “Publishers are free to us their brands, including logos to promote consumer products. ASME does of course insist that the difference between editorial content and marketing messages must be transparent, but that principal applies to magazines and websites, not mock covers used to promote video games. I would be concerned if consumers had reason to believe that this was a genuine Time cover, but as far as I can tell, neither is true–though of course the last time I played a video game Mott the Hoople was on the radio.”    Magazines have always been held to a stricter standard than other media when it comes to the ad/edit line, although the industry saw a flurry of highly public cover ads in 2009 including ESPN the Magazine, which featured a Gatorade ad flap that partly obscured the cover of its April 6 baseball preview issue; Scholastic Parent & Child, which featured a cover ad for a company called Smilebox that appeared in the lower right corner with the label “advertisement” in small type; Us Weekly, which ran a mock cover on its April 20 issue as part of a five-page ad for HBO’s Grey Gardens; Entertainment Weekly, which ASME cited for a cover notch promoting an ABC television program on an issue; and Esquire, which featured a cover “window” that opens to an ad. And of course, who can forget XXL editor-in-chief Elliott Wilson appearing in a back cover ad in his own magazine for a clothing brand back in 2007? The difference there is the cover ads were part of real issues, not a mock cover like Time‘s Call of Duty promo (however, a poll on FolioMag.com in May 2009 found that 51 percent of respondents believe any form of cover advertisement is a violation of editorial ethics, with 46 percent thinking cover ads are a legitimate business opportunity, while 3 percent weren’t sure). Marketing services and “brand journalism” are potentially the new hot moneymakers for magazine publishers, but that means the ad/edit line has to be enforced with even more vigor. Many publishers are creating entirely separate divisions to handle that type of work but often it’s the magazine brand that’s still the initial draw for many brands). What’s your opinion of Time‘s Call of Duty promotion? A mock issue of Time Magazine is appearing in GameStop stores as part of a promotion for Activision, which makes the shoot-em-up video game Call of Duty. The cover image (which features Time‘s signature border and nameplate and a burned out Wall Street) is used in a mock poster for the game. This represents the first occasion a Time cover has been used to promote a commercial product, according to The New York Times. “This is where the boys are,” Time publisher Kim Kelleher told The New York Times. “This is a great way to connect with millions of people we might not have otherwise connected with.” Time editor Rich Stengel told The New York Times that the magazine’s Person of the Year issue has featured fictional characters in the past and this isn’t much different. “I see this as a similar idea in a different medium-a medium that is one of the biggest entertainment franchises around.” last_img read more

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Latin GRAMMY Winners Karol G Rosalía Maluma More Share Excitement On Social

first_imgJ Balvin took home his third Latin GRAMMY this year for Best Urban Music Album for Vibras, his hit-filled fifth studio album released in May 2018. He gave a moving speech about the positive influence of reggaeton and even shouted out fellow category-nominee and Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna. Balvin’s recent Instagram post showed him raising the award in the air on stage with a fittingly simple yet powerful caption that translates to: “Latin Grammys. GOD BLESS REGGAETON. AMEN.”2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners ListRead more Latin GRAMMY Winners Celebrate On Social latin-grammy-winners-karol-g-rosal%C3%ADa-maluma-more-share-excitement-social-media Maluma, looking ultra-stylish in a fitted all-black suit, also took home his first Latin GRAMMY, for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for F.A.M.E, his third LP released earlier this year. He showed off his GRAMMY and fashionable digs on Instagram with a caption that translates to: “IT WAS NOT BEFORE, IT WAS NOT AFTER. IT WAS TODAY.”  News Latin GRAMMY Winners Karol G, Rosalía, Maluma & More Share Excitement On Social Media Facebook The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards was quite the celebration, as many talented artists were honored—here’s our roundup of some of the winner’s best reactions on social mediaAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 2:24 pm The Biggest Night in Latin Music took over Las Vegas on Nov. 15 for the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards and celebrated some of its brightest rising and established stars. The evening made some artist first-time winners and gave other artists more awards to add to their collection, with many taking to social media to celebrate with fans.Several incredibly talented young artists had the excitement of taking home their first Latin GRAMMY wins, including Spain’s nuevo flamenco popstar Rosalía, Colombia’s reigning queen of reggaeton Karol G and fellow Colombian Maluma, the sensual pop-infused reggaeton singer. Another Colombian reggaetonero, the forefather of the reemergence of the genre, J Balvin, took home his third Latin GRAMMY this year. Another first time Latin GRAMMY winner, Rosalía, was thrilled to take home two awards last night, both for her song “Malamente,” which she also performed. During her second acceptance speech, for Best Fusion/Urban Interpretation, she thanked the female musicians, including Lauryn Hill and Björk, that came before her and continue to inspire her. The Spanish star’s reaction on Twitter to her second win summed up the excitement perfectly: “SECOND GRAMMY MALAMENTE OMG OMG OMG OMG.”She was unable to make it to her first Latin GRAMMY acceptance, so uploaded a video on Instagram to excitedly tell her fans about it, “Omg, omg they have told me I have just won my first GRAMMY,” she said on her way to the event. “I’m flipping out.” https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1063249928930148353 https://twitter.com/KarolGmusic/status/1063303080236670977 Karol G took home the high honor of winning Best New Artist and GRAMMY-nominated pop singer Halsey, who handed the award over to her, could not but help but share Karol G’s excitement, reflecting on the joy she felt when receiving her first GRAMMY nod.”My first Grammy nomination was a massive moment in my life and I was so excited to hand @KarolGmusic her award at the @LatinGRAMMYs tonight,” Halsey said. “So well deserved beauty felicidades [congratulations].”Halsey received her first two GRAMMY nominations at the 59th GRAMMY Awards. Karol G replied to the singer with, “Today was an entire dream.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BqOiWX5ngOu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Email https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQCKIxn95t/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Twitter last_img read more

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Juneau Soccer Club defrauded in online scam

first_imgJuneau Soccer Club hosts a number of community soccer events including the coed camp, pictured here on June 26, 2015, which promotes the global sport. (File photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)An online fraud scheme has bilked the Juneau Soccer Club out of more than $13,700.Listen nowIt began in February when a series of innocuous looking emails appeared.“It’s a form of email scam called ‘spoofing’ where they make it appear that the email is coming from someone in your organization,” Ellie Davis, a board member of the club, said on Monday. The nonprofit has nearly 400 players — some as young as 4 — signed up and organizes teams and tournaments. “The emails appeared to be from our board president to our board treasurer and the emails requested that payments be made on an invoice for some soccer equipment.”The so-called invoices requested three separate payments: $2,800, $5,500 and $5,384.The board treasurer paid what appeared to be legitimate expenses.But when the club president denied ever making the requests, it was clear something was wrong.That’s when the club took a closer look.“Hindsight is 20/20,” Davis said. “When you looked back at some of the detailed information in the emails that you couldn’t get unless you were looking at it in an expanded view, the time zones suggested that they were not in Alaska or maybe not in the United States.”Fortunately the club has enough savings to take the hit and doesn’t plan to cancel any programs.Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell said the department is investigating the source of the emails.“In the time I’ve been on the Juneau Police Department, I’ve seen lots of fraud cases come through,” Campbell said Monday. “I haven’t seen necessarily a spoofing one come through like this one has. But I think one of the best defenses that an organization can have is just really strong internal accounting principles.”The Juneau Soccer Club has a 2014 policy requiring two signatures for payments in excess of $5,000.Campbell said that’s a good policy. Though it wasn’t followed in this case.“Having procedures in place that require funds to be distributed by more than just one person’s authorization would go a long way,” Campbell said. “Having multiple eyes look at something before a transfer happens is always a good idea.”The soccer club’s treasurer has since resigned.last_img read more

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Centre toys with Delimitation Commission in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgHome Minister Amit Shah has already had a closed-door meeting with Governor Satyapal Malik.IANSHome Minister Amit Shah has hit the ground running, as expected. With a catalogue of review meetings, Shah has many crucial things on his agenda including redrawing the long pending delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.With President’s Rule operational in the strife-torn state, Shah has already had a closed-door meeting with Governor Satyapal Malik. He also met Director, Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Almost in parallel, it is believed that the J&K Division in the vast swathe of Ministry of Home Affairs may be restructured.The state has been under President’s Rule since December 18, 2018. This is likely to be extended beyond July 3. The security forces have been flushing out local militants and have already notched up 100 kills in the year to date.On the drawing board is believed to be the action plan for fresh delimitation of constituencies and appointment of a Delimitation Commission. At the very kernel of delimitation is redrawing the scope and size of Assembly constituencies and determine the number of seats to be reserved for SC.This is, in the main to correct inequity and anomaly of regional disparity long suffered by Jammu province, and also provide representation to all reserved categories in the State Assembly.The main grouse of Jammu being that growing imbalance emerging out of a composition of various constituencies would continue. Another section of thought is that Kashmir Valley claims that it has no SC or ST while Gujjars, Bakerwals and Gaddies were given Scheduled Tribe status in 1991 and form 11 per cent of the population but have no political reservation.One needs to be mindful that the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir, enacted in 1957, was based on the Maharaja’s Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir of 1939, which was still in force. After accession to India, the State Constituent Assembly was constituted under the 1939 Constitution, but Sheikh Abdullah’s administration arbitrarily carved out 30 seats for Jammu region and 43 seats for Kashmir region and two seats for Ladakh region. This regional disparity became entrenched thereafter: Kashmir (46), Jammu (37) and Ladakh (four).Sometime in December 2016, a Cabinet Sub Committee on implementation of Agenda of Alliance of PDP-BJP government had referred the said issue of working out the modalities to a high-level bureaucratic panel. But this did not fructify.During Ghulam Nabi Azad’s term as Chief Minister, he had recommended a proposal of 25 per cent all-round increase in the number of Assembly seats of all three geographical regions in the state which would have resulted in an additional 22 constituencies in the Assembly. But PDP-Congress did not have the two-thirds heft in the Assembly and in any case NC had opposed it.According to the 2011 census, the total population of Jammu Division was 5,378,538 of which Dogras were the dominant group comprising 62.55 per cent of the population. Jammu has 25.93 per cent of the area and 42.89 per cent of the population.Against this, Kashmir Division or the intermontane valley population in 2011 was 6,888,475 with 96.40 per cent Muslims. Though it has 15.73 per cent of the state’s area, it holds 54.93 per cent of the population. Ladakh has 58.33 per cent of the area accounting for 2.18 per cent of the population, a mere 274,289 people reside there of which 46.40 per cent are Muslims, 12.11 per cent Hindus and 39.67 per cent Buddhists.The last time a delimitation exercise took place in the state was also under President’s Rule, as far back as 1995 in extremely difficult circumstances by the Justice (retd) K.K. Gupta Commission. Incidentally, the Constitution provides for delimitation every 10 years, the next delimitation of Assembly constituencies should have logically taken place in 2005.However, in 2002, the Farooq Abdullah government chose to freeze delimitation until 2026 by amending the Jammu & Kashmir Representation of the People Act 1957 and Section 47(3) of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir. The amended Section 47(3) provided “that until the relevant figures for the first census taken after the year 2026 have been published, it shall not be necessary to readjust the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of the State and the division of the State into territorial constituencies under this sub-section”. This put the contentious matter in abeyance.This is where the Governor comes in. On his intervention, this can be changed. For during President’s Rule, the legislative authority is vested in the Governor. The last delimitation on the provisional basis was done in 1993 by Governor Jagmohan when J&K was divided into 87 Assembly constituencies.The Governor is competent to amend section 47 of the Constitution to delete the objectionable proviso which barred the setting up of a Delimitation Commission. Furthermore, Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act gives the Governor the mandate to constitute a DC.J&K has the powers to revoke the law through a Constitutional Amendment with a two-thirds majority and ramp up the number of seats. If the Governor sets up a Delimitation Commission, then the ball will start rolling. By fast-tracking it before the elections, some sort of common ground could be found.At the moment there are seven seats reserved for Scheduled Castes in the Assembly, all in the Jammu Division which hasn’t been rotated since 1996 – Chamb, Domana, Ranbir Singh Pura, Samba, Hiranagar, Chennai and Ramban (separate) in Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur districts, respectively.Convention says that the next delimitation can only take place after Census 2031 unless the Governor intervenes and rectifies this irregularity. In another peculiarity, the State Constitution, under Section 48, reserves 24 seats in the 111-member Assembly for the area under Pakistani occupation (since 1947-48).last_img read more

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Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

first_imgWriter Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 by Britain`s Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall during the prize`s 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Photo: ReutersAnna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the £50,000 award for “Milkman”, her timely, Troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.The experimental novel, Burns’ third, is narrated by an unnamed 18-year-old girl, known as “middle sister”, who is being pursued by a much older paramilitary figure, the milkman. It is “incredibly original”, according to the Booker’s chair of judges, the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Guardian reported.“None of us has ever read anything like this before,” said Appiah, announcing the win at a dinner at London’s Guildhall. “Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose. It is a story of brutality, sexual encroachment and resistance threaded with mordant humour.”Written in lengthy blocks of paragraphs, eschewing character names for descriptions, Appiah admitted that Milkman could be seen as “challenging, but in the way a walk up Snowdon is challenging. It is definitely worth it because the view is terrific when you get to the top,” he said.“I spend my time reading articles in the Journal of Philosophy so by my standards this is not too hard. And it is enormously rewarding if you persist with it. Because of the flow of the language and the fact some of the language is unfamiliar, it is not a light read (but) I think it is going to last.”The win makes the 56-year-old author the first Northern Irish winner—previous Irish winners, including John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle, all come from the Irish Republic. It also makes her the first female winner since 2012, when Hilary Mantel took the award with Bring Up the Bodies.Burns beat writers including American literary heavyweight Richard Powers, Daisy Johnson, at 27 the youngest author ever to be shortlisted for the award, and Canadian Esi Edugyan.According to Appiah, the judges, picking from a shortlist that delved into some dark themes, were “unanimous” in their choice of winner – and not influenced by concerns that picking a third American winner in a row could cause controversy.Burns, who was born in Belfast and now lives in East Sussex, drew on her own experiences growing up in what she called “a place that was rife with violence, distrust and paranoia”. As the milkman presses his advances on the reluctant middle sister, rumours begin that she is having an affair with him.“But I had not been having an affair with the milkman. I did not like the milkman and had been frightened and confused by his pursuing and attempting an affair with me,” Burns’s narrator tells us.“I don’t know whose milkman he was. He wasn’t our milkman. I don’t think he was anybody’s. He didn’t take milk orders. There was no milk about him. He didn’t ever deliver milk.”Milkman also spoke to the concerns of today, he said. “I think this novel will help people think about #MeToo … It is to be commended for giving us a deep and subtle and morally and intellectually challenging picture of what #MeToo is about.”Burns, who has previously been shortlisted for the Orange prize, revealed in the Guardian last week that Milkman has its origins in “a few hundred words that were superfluous in a novel I was currently writing”. She tried to craft a short story from them, and they turned in to Milkman.“The book didn’t work with names. It lost power and atmosphere and turned into a lesser – or perhaps just a different – book. In the early days I tried out names a few times, but the book wouldn’t stand for it. The narrative would become heavy and lifeless and refuse to move on until I took them out again. Sometimes the book threw them out itself,” she said.last_img

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Mothers Wax Museum to screen films starting from KIFF 2018

first_imgKolkata: Mother’s Wax Museum will join the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which is scheduled to be inaugurated on November 11, when films will be screened here for the first time.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had opened the Mother’s Wax Museum from the stage of KIFF in 2014. Now, screening of movies will be held at the museum for free. At Nazrul Tirtha, films will be screened in all the three halls during KIFF. Documentary films are shown regularly at Nazrul Tirtha for free. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter KIFF, children’s festival will be held at Rabindra Tirtha. Obeying the order of the state Information and Cultural Affairs department, Bengali movies are now being screened during prime time slots, in a bid to boost Bengali cinema. New Town is coming up as a major cultural hub of the city. People from New Town, Salt Lake and its neighbourhood attend various cultural shows that are being held regularly in New Town. The screening of documentary films at Nazrul Tirtha has become very popular among the people. Meanwhile, the footfall at the ‘seven wonders’ in Eco Park has crossed 10 lakh in 11 months. The miniature replicas of the seven wonders of the world have been built meticulously.last_img read more

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