Article 370 divides Kashmir and Jammu

first_imgSrinagar: Just the mention of “Article 370” divides Jammu and Kashmir state on regional lines. While Jammu overwhelmingly wants the provision to be scrapped from the Constitution, Kashmir valley-centric parties, across board, warn that tampering with the special provision would stir the hornets nest and the fallout would be difficult to handle. Kashmir-centric politicians argue that Article 370 has largely been eroded during the last 70 years and its total abrogation would lead to trouble. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Parties like the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party have advanced ideas like ‘autonomy’ and ‘self-rule’ as measures to reinforce the guarantees made under Article 370. However, the BJP, on the other hand, along with most of the Jammu-centric parties have been pushing for scrapping of the Article, arguing that it is preventing complete integration of the state with the Union of India. Four-time former chief minister and president of National Conference (NC), Dr Farooq Abdullah said, “(there is) no question anybody can even dream of abrogating Article 370. The Article has to be there till the permanent solution of the Kashmir problem is found.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Dr Abdullah believes that the abrogation or any tinkering with this Article would end the constitutional relationship of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. “We have acceded and not merged with India. Our special relationship with the union is governed by article 370 and once you abrogate this article, the constitutional relationship between J&K and India would be over”, the NC president asserts. Mehbooba Mufti, former chief minister and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes the abrogation of Article 370 would open floodgates for separatist sentiment in Kashmir. “If that (abrogation) is done, nobody would be there to support the accession of the state with India. Our party has always said that guarantees given to the state need to be reinforced and once you abrogate whatever is left of this Article you would have strengthened the hands of those who support secession,” she argues. Others like Yusuf Tarigami of the CPI(M) say this is a political card the BJP wants to play in the name of national integration. “India is a country of diverse ethnicities, religions and regions. Its glory lies in unity among diversity. We cannot paint whole of India with one saffron colour. Those thinking of abrogating article 370 would be playing with fire”, Tarigami believes. The separatist politicians are apparently not concerned with whether the Article remains or goes, but in their private conversation they also express disgust over the attempt to scrap article 370. “It serves the mainstream Kashmiri politicians well because they would realise how hollow the premises made to Kashmiris have been. Yet, the removal of this article would have far reaching consequences even for the separatist politics in Kashmir”, said a separatist leader who did not want to be named. But the view in Jammu region is diametrically opposite, as an overwhelming majority there wants the Article to be scrapped. While the Congress party prefers to maintain a steady silence over the debate on Article 370, the BJP is vocal about demanding its end. “Yes, we believe and want that Article 370 must be abrogated. And at the same time, we believe that the process of abrogation has to be totally constitutional and legal,” senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh told IANS. He pointed out that the demand for abrogation of the article is a party of BJP’s election manifesto since the days of the Jana Sangh. Other leaders of the BJP, like former minister Kavinder Gupta said, “Kashmir-centric political parties like the National Conference and the PDP are both trying to use the debate to resurrect themselves among the people whose faith they have totally lost.” He underlined that the Article is a temporary provision and its continuation endlessly is not guaranteed by the Constitution. “The argument that it was not abrogated for 70 years and thus it assumes finality is completely flawed,” Gupta said. He contended that abrogating the Article would open new opportunities for the local youth, industrialists and businessmen of the state. Many other Jammu-centric politicians, who belong neither to the NC or PDP, also support abrogation of the Article. There is a common erroneous belief about the Article 370 was a part of the Instrument of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, the then ruler of the state, on October 27, 1947. The provision was, in fact, designed to protect the rights of Jammu and Kashmir, which was the only Muslim majority state to accede to India when the sub-continent was divided in 1947 purely on the basis of religion. To meet the aspirations and to address the fears expressed by Kashmiri leadership, Article 370 was incorporated into the Constitution of India as a temporary provision. On October 17, 1949, Indian Constituent Assembly adopted Article 370 of the Constitution ensuring special status and internal autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir. The Article became operative on November 17, 1952. Under the provisions of this Article, as was agreed upon in the Instrument of Accession, Indian jurisdiction in the state was only limited to the areas of defence, foreign affairs, communications and ancillary matters. Originally it was agreed upon that the making of laws on other subjects mentioned in the Union List and the Concurrent List, as specified by the President, can only happen with the concurrence of the state government. Over the years, the jurisdiction of the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Supreme Court of India, the income tax laws and scores of other central laws have found their way into the state, either by the writ of Parliament or through Presidential orders.last_img read more

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Hambantota Port employees strike demanding job security

Sri Lanka and a Chinese company had this year signed an agreement on the management of the port. (Colombo Gazette) Hambantota Port employees launched a strike today demanding job security.The token strike was launched over concerns some of the local employees may lose their jobs under a Chinese management.

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At policy discussion UN official highlights need for more effort to achieve

“Poverty continues to have a female face,” said the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Wu Hongbo. “All of us have a duty to change this. All of us have a role in bringing about that change. Women are important agents of development, but they will only be able to serve as agents of development if they have an environment that enables their full potential.”“Looking ahead,” he added, “we must ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the centre of a post-2015 global development agenda.”The UN official was addressing the opening of the so-called Vienna Policy Dialogue – entitled ‘Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women: the role of development cooperation’ – organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which Mr. Wu heads, in partnership with the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Government of Austria.Taking place in the Austrian capital, the two-day gathering has brought together senior representatives, experts from national and local governments, civil society organizations, parliaments, women’s organizations and the private sector, as well as representatives of international organizations, to develop concrete policy recommendations to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women in response to shifts in international development cooperation and in the world body’s evolving development agenda for after 2015. The two-day gathering is also the first in a series of consultations in preparation for the 2014 Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), which is the principal multi-stakeholder platform for global dialogue and policy aimed at reviewing trends and progress, as well as providing policy guidance and recommendations, in international development cooperation.In his remarks, Mr. Wu said that the international community, as a whole, has made great strides towards the achievement of the MDGs in spite of the economic and financial crisis that continues to beset much of the world, adding that it is now widely recognized that achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women is a sine qua non for the achievement of all of the MDGs. “Yet women have not benefited equally from past progress,” the UN official said. “They continue to face discrimination in access to education, work and economic assets. Women’s participation in decision making at all level remains far from adequate. Violence against women continues to undermine efforts to empower women and to ensure respect for their equal rights.”With the achievement deadline of 2015, the eight MDGs were agreed on world leaders at a UN summit in 2000. They seek to end poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education and boost maternal health, amongst other aims. The MDGs included gender equality and the empowerment of women, both as a stand alone goal, and in terms of targets and indicators, with half of the MDGs having gender-related targets. Although several MDGs have been met ahead of schedule, including on poverty reduction, water access, slum improvement and gender parity in primary education, enormous challenges remain – more than one billion people are still living in extreme poverty and approximately 61 million children of primary school age are out of school. Progress has been uneven within countries and regions and severe inequalities persist.Mr. Wu said the MDG experience holds several important lessons that should help guide the process of formulating a post-2015 global development agenda. The first lesson, he noted, echoed suggestions that a post-2015 development agenda should build on the achievements and lessons learned of the MDGs, adding that “many see this twin track approach as critical in generating political support and the necessary financial backing for the empowerment of women.”The second lesson is that a future development agenda must address the underlying economic, social and cultural drivers of gender inequality.“To pave the way for the transformational change needed, we must vanquish stereotypical attitudes that perpetuate gender inequality. One concrete way is to support gender mainstreaming in macroeconomic policy making,” the Under-Secretary-General said. “This can be done through increased reliance on gender responsive budgeting and planning processes – this would, in turn, help to advance a gender-responsive global partnership for development.”Mr. Wu said that the third lesson is that a future development agenda must be grounded on a “strong mutual accountability framework” that can help actors to hold each other to account for commitments made on gender equality and the empowerment of women. “Today, the potential of mutual accountability mechanisms for the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women remains largely untapped,” he said. “We must address this gap moving ahead.” read more

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Football Ohio State defeats USC 247 to win the Cotton Bowl

Ohio State redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber stiff-arms a defender during the first half of the Cotton Bowl against USC on Dec. 29. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDALLAS — After the Cotton Bowl, Ohio State’s roster will experience much turnover. But during the final game of the season, it was turnovers that kept the Buckeyes in the game.Ohio State jumped out to a quick lead, scoring the first points less than three minutes into the game, and extended it to 24-0 with 5:27 remaining in the first half. It capitalized on two costly fumbles and an interception that senior safety Damon Webb returned for a touchdown.The Trojans bounced back, scoring a touchdown near the end of the first half, but did not score again, and the Buckeyes won 24-7 on Friday. Webb, one of 19 Ohio State seniors playing their final games, recovered wideout Deonta Burnett’s fumble that redshirt sophomore cornerback Kendall Sheffield forced. Then, he had a pick-six just 18 seconds into the second quarter on the first play of a USC drive.USC quarterback Sam Darnold, a potential top-five NFL draft pick, also fumbled when redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis stripped him and junior linebacker Jerome Baker recovered the loose ball. On the second play of Ohio State’s following drive, redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett raced for a 28-yard touchdown to give his team a 24-0 lead with 5:27 left in the second quarter. Barrett made more plays on the ground than in the air Friday. He rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, which set the program record for most touchdowns in a single season, for the first points of the game. Barrett ended the game, the final of his career, completing 11-of-17 passes for 114 yards. He led the team with 16 rushes for 66 yards. He did not have much support from his running backs, who struggled to find holes in the Trojans’ defense. Redshirt sophomore Mike Weber and freshman J.K. Dobbins combined for 18 carries for 57 yards. Despite the shaky performance on the ground, the Buckeyes ran the ball heavily. They had 37 rushes for 165 yards, compared to 11 pass attempts for 114 yards.The Trojans had even less success running the ball, combining for 36 carries for 57 yards. Running back Ronald Jones, who entered the game averaging 6.1 yards per carry, had 19 rushes for 64 yards, an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Darnold went 26-for-44 for 356 yards with one interception. He made eye-popping throws at times despite his receivers being draped by defenders, but also turned the ball over three times. The Buckeye defense constantly affected Darnold and pressured the quarterback. Ohio State had eight sacks and 14 tackles for loss. That pressure continued for the entire game. In the fourth quarter, senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes sacked Darnold, forcing a fumble, which redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Robert Landers recovered.Redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard led the team with 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.The Buckeyes were missing junior cornerback Denzel Ward, who made a last-minute decision to skip the game in order to prepare for the NFL draft. read more

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Ancient Greek at VCE level

first_imgThe Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria was granted authorisation last week to teach Classical Greek at VCE level, starting in 2014. With the authorisation granted by The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), the Greek Community of Melbourne will now be offering Ancient Greek, Units 1-4 at VCE level, as well as to students from Year 7 to Year 10. “Education is one of the foremost priorities of the Greek Community and for many years our organisation has invested in providing support for the promotion of our language and culture,” education coordinator of the GOCMV, Theo Markos said. Students wishing to complete Ancient Greek at VCE level are required to have studied the subject for two years prior to beginning Ancient Greek studies at VCE level. “We are the only Greek language school in Victoria to receive such accreditation and as of next year our first Ancient Greek students will undertake the subject at VCE after two years of studying the subject,” Mr Markos said. Program coordinator and Ancient Greek teacher, Alexandros Giannadakis, told Neos Kosmos that teaching Ancient Greek at VCE level was a necessity for the Greek community. “Finally, the Greek community is the host of Ancient Greek at VCE level. This was absolutely necessary for our community – this is our heritage and our culture. I suppose that the Greek population in Melbourne will welcome this news gladly and that more and more students will decide to attend Classical Greek classes, and apart from Modern Greek, select Ancient Greek as a subject at the VCE level,” Mr Giannadakis said. “I think that this accreditation will also mean more incentives for students to attend the classes, and to show more interest in the language.” Apart from Balwyn and Xavier colleges offering Ancient Greek at VCE level in Victoria, Mr Giannadakis said that the Greek community schools will now be a third educational institution offering the subject at VCE level. “This will be an after hours school, which means that other students – Greek and non – can attend the classes as well, regardless of whether their school offers it or not. It is a great achievement for the Greek community schools, as not many schools have the qualified teachers to offer this subject.” Only days after the announcement has been made, the GOCMV has already received students’ enrolment in Ancient Greek VCE class for next year. GOCMV reminded parents and students that the subject of Ancient Greek is scaled up – in 2013, this meant an additional 16 marks for those students who received a score of 30. “The Modern Greek language is the daughter of Ancient Greek. By attending Ancient Greek classes, students will acquire a better knowledge of Modern Greek. And they will be able to explain their language better,” Mr Giannadakis said. Parents who wish to enrol their children in Classical Greek are advised to call the Community’s offices on 9662 2722 or email Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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WWE passes NBA as YouTubes No 1 sports channel

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE issued the following press release:WWE surpasses NBA as YouTube’s No. 1 sports channelSTAMFORD, Conn. — With more than 4.2 billion video views in the last 12 months, WWE has become the No. 1 sports channel on YouTube ahead of the NBA, MLB, the NFL, the NHL, ESPN and NASCAR. WWE on YouTube has more than 5.2 million subscribers, which is more than those six channels plus MLS and NBC Sports combined.WWE continues to remain a leader in social media, with more than 450 million combined social media followers globally. During the past year, WWE’s social media channels added more than 194 million followers, a near 75 percent increase year-over-year. WWE’s network of Facebook pages has more followers than the NFL and its 32 teams’ pages combined, and WWE Superstar John Cena is the No. 1 most-followed active American athlete on Facebook, with more than 36 million “Likes.”Since launching in 2008, WWE’s YouTube channel has featured award-winning original short-form programming, including popular shows such as WWE Inbox, WWE Fury, 5 Things and WWE Top 10. WWE also uses its YouTube channel to promote its monthly WWE Network and pay-per-view and events by airing live Pre-Shows that include exclusive matches and commentary.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 NBA star Damian Lillard dresses up as Steve Austin, Videos after RAW last night in Providence Celebrating 100k Subscribers The Farmer Way Now Playing Up Next Triple H gifts 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptors with custom WWE Title Belt Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 WhatsApp system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids YouTube Summer Camps For Kids Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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New Director for Agriculture vows to create Policy

first_img Recommended for you North Caicos Farmers like new Agriculture Director for TCI Government finally finds a supplier to fill Ambulances tender; here by August Stray livestock causing trouble, owners warned Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Dec 2015 – The Department of Agriculture has a new director and with the appointment of Wilhelmina Kissoonsingh there is expected to be a more serious approach to growing the sector. Kissoonsingh is touted has having the ideal background working in the private sector as an agronomist, one who has developed research techniques and the new director is credited with implementing agriculture programs in Trinidad. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Wesley Clerveaux said, “…we need to implement new and innovative techniques to produce food in a sustainable way. Investment in Agriculture as an engine for sustainable development has been very low in the past but the potential is there, it is anticipated that the new Director of Agriculture will lobby for and support its further development within the public sector.”Ms. Kissoonsingh agrees, citing already some hurdles and the need to be bigger producers of home grown food due to escalations in food prices globally, “There are many challenges to producing food in TCIG such as soil type and fertility, lack of modern farming techniques and limited institutional support to name a few.In my new role, I intend to develop an Agriculture Policy and programs to address these issues.” End quote. Ms. Kissoonsingh has been in her new position since October 1st. Related Items:department of agriculture, Wesley Clerveaux, Wilhelmina Kissoonsinghlast_img read more

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Pakistan violates ceasefire In JKs Rajouri 2 Soldiers injured

first_imgJammu: Two Army personnel were injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday. The soldiers, who were manning a forward post in the Romali Dhara area of Nowshera sector, were injured in the firing from across the border on Friday night, they added. A defence spokesperson said Pakistani troops initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing from small arms, followed by mortar-shelling around 9 pm on Friday. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The Army retaliated in a befitting manner to silence the Pakistani guns, he added. The cross-border firing and shelling continued till 10.30 pm, the officials said, adding that the casualties suffered by the Pakistani troops in the retaliatory action were not known immediately. The injured soldiers were evacuated and were undergoing treatment at a military hospital, they said.last_img read more

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Tension soars over migrant crisis in Europe

first_imgMigration This handout picture released on 25 May 2016 by the Italian Navy (Marina Militare) shows the shipwreck of an overcrowded boat of migrants off the Libyan coast today. AFP Emmanuel Macron is not a welcome guest in the Italian border town of Ventimiglia, a flashpoint in Europe’s migration crisis.Residents are furious at the French president for charging Rome with “cynicism and irresponsibility” this week after it turned away a rescue boat carrying more than 600 asylum-seekers.“It’s bad what happened to the Aquarius (ship) but how dare Macron criticise Italy!” vented retired teacher Fulvia Semeria who volunteers for the Secours Catholique charity, a key aid group for migrants.“It’s unacceptable from a country that does nothing for migrants and even rejects them,” she said, calling his remarks “insulting and totally unfair”.The pretty northern town at the gates of the French Riviera has received tens of thousands of asylum seekers pushed back by France since the eruption of Europe’s worst migration crisis three years ago.This is in addition to scores of desperate African refugees landing on its shores after undertaking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.The influx has seen Ventimiglia dubbed the “Calais of Italy”, in reference to the French coastal town notorious for its sprawling migrant camps.Tapping into anger over the arrivals, the far-right League party reaped a record result of 30 percent in March elections here. The score helped catapult the party and its leader Matteo Salvini into a coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.Semeria laments Rome’s rejection of the migrant vessel last weekend-triggering a diplomatic spat between France and Italy-but says it may have been a much-needed “wake-up call for Europe”.“I have been volunteering here for years and seen so many children and even pregnant women being turned back by France.”‘Italy’s fed up’ -At least 16 migrants have died trying to cross from France into Italy since September 2016, falling off mountains, being hit by cars or electrocuted while hiding under train carriages.Every morning, Secours Catholique hands out food, clothes and medicine to hundreds of asylum seekers-many from Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea-in central Ventimiglia.The struggle to help them increased last summer when police shut a nearby migrant camp, opened by the local church following an appeal from Pope Francis, after receiving complaints from residents.Instead, some 400 migrants are now hosted at a Red Cross site outside town.“It’s enough, Italy’s fed up! Why should it all fall on us?” exclaimed vendor Giuseppe Piccolo, 60, at Ventimiglia’s famed market.The fresh produce draws many French visitors who travel in the opposite direction of the migrants for their weekly shopping.“Yes, I’ve voted for the League, against the migrants,” Piccolo told AFP.Fellow vendor Davide Regina, 59, praised Salvini-now interior minister-for blocking the Aquarius migrant ship.“Sadly, Salvini was right to do so. It needs to serve as a lesson because we can’t cope here anymore,” Regina said.‘Out of place’ -Under a current bilateral agreement, France can return more than 85 percent of all rejected migrants to Italy.For now, French officials say that the system continues to work.However, during a February visit to Ventimiglia on his campaign trail, Salvini vowed to “do what the French do: control the borders, welcome those who have the right to stay and reject the hundreds of thousands of people who don’t have the right to stay in Ventimiglia or the rest of Italy.”Since entering government, he has reiterated his pledge to clamp down on illegal immigration and already made good to on his promise to turn away boats.In light of recent developments, the centre-left mayor’s office is feeling the heat ahead of regional elections in 2019.Deputy mayor Silvia Sciandra called Macron’s comments “out of place”, stressing what was really needed was a common EU migrant policy.“From one day to the next in 2015, we found ourselves with hundreds of people at our train stations,” she told AFP.“We are doing what we can to maintain the dignity of migrants and of our citizens who have the right to not see their town turn into a camp.”last_img read more

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Art and the enchanted

first_imgBinoy Varghese’s work questions his own concern about the marginalized that might be the silent believer in him or the approach towards life that is so emotional, loving and caring. His work reflects  important messages that are taking one and transforming into a certain conditional approach to look at the peoples who are living on the streets as well as the deprived. This soft approach as the artists calls it is a result of his approach to spirituality, his lessons learnt at the church during his childhood and his adoration of Mother Mary. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What has also shaped this approach is his understanding and learning from other philosophies and religions like Osho, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Paramahansa Yogananda. This eventually lead him to adopt an unconditional love towards life and people who are displaced.If art is your thing, head over and take a look at the exhibition in the city mall over the weekend.DETAILWhere: Chawla Art Gallery, District Centre, SaketWhen: 10 April – 10 MayTimings: 11 am – 7pm (Mondays closed)last_img read more

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Tamarindo Talk

first_imgNo related posts. The Tamarindo Marathon takes place Sept. 22, and Team Housing Works from the United States will be among the runners. Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to end homelessness and AIDS through advocacy, lifesaving services and entrepreneurial businesses. Runners will raise $1,000 each to participate in the half-marathon. If you would like to join Team Housing Works, check out the website or email If you’re looking for a bilingual babysitting service in Tamarindo, you are in luck. Tamarindo Babysitting, run by Laura Albuquerque and her mother, looks after kids of all ages in Tamarindo and surrounding areas. They have their own transportation and are accredited in CPR. To contact them, email tamarindobabysit or call 8932-6075 or 8846-4500.Thanks to the efforts of one man named Roro, our beaches and adjacent areas are clean. He is out there every day picking up trash for our benefit. Money is raised to pay him through various activities, but there’s still not enough. So please, contact Chris Spilsbury to make a donation to the beach’s beautification. Her number is 2653-0289 and her email is Playa Grande now has yoga classes. Your Zen Yoga offers the classes on Tues. and Thurs. 8-9:15 a.m. Contact Dori at or call 8977-7701. –Ellen Zoe Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Importance of incorporating Responsible Travel in Education Sector

first_imgGuest Column: Responsibly Yours by A Lajwanti Naidu & Gaurav Bhan BhatnagarEmphasis by ancient Vedic scriptures on travelling and its importance in modern educationBy A Lajwanti Naidu Our ancient scriptures from Vedic times have emphasised that practical and holistic learning can be imparted by travelling.  The term ‘atana’ in Sanskrit literature means going out. Out of this derived the three most important words Deshatana, Thirtanaa, and Paryyatana.• Deshantana means going out of the country for knowledge and economic gains• Thirthana means visiting religious and spiritual places for Spiritual gains• Parytanaa means visiting various destinations for knowledge and pleasureTo supplement the above deliberations, in Ramayana Rama and Lakshmana were sent to study with sage Vishwamitra and Vasishta. The Kauravas and Pandavas learnt from the great warrior teacher Dronacharya. In spite of the luxuries these princes lived, they were moved out of the comfort zone into a Gurukul to adopt themselves to guru shishyaparampara style of living.In today’s modern world where devices are used for Development and Technology for teaching, a student is unable to comprehend the essentials in education. Therefore it is important for us to incorporate travel experiences in education sector. And not just another travel experience, but a responsible travel experience.It is imperative that every student learns the A-B-C-D-E of Responsible Travel –• Authentic learning• Biodiversity learning• Class room learning outside class room• Demonstrative learning• Experiential LearningAuthentic LearningSteve Revington defines authentic learning as real life learning that encourages students to create a tangible, useful output to be shared with their world. Instead of vicariously discussing topics and regurgitating information in a traditional modality, students indulge in real life tasks, or simulated tasks that provide them with opportunities to connect directly with the challenges of real world.Our greatest short coming in education in past few years has been to ignore the brain research that affirms implementing multi-sensory activities, pursuing meaningful tasks, and exploring a variety of skills that involve stimulation of the five senses. Neuroscience shows that using all senses maximises the learning experience. Optimal learning is interacting, innovating, exploring, and collaborating for meaningful outcomes while having ample time to nurture a greater depth of reasoning.In an authentic learning model the emphasis is on the quality of process and innovation. It’s about allowing students to pursue individual learning opportunities that are unique to their interests, through real life processes. It’s about engaging in activities that students care about and can be immersed in a meaningful experience.Bio-diversity learningThe academic curriculum in science talks about species of plants, birds, and animals. But the course books and even the modern visual stimulation based learning systems do not give practical experience.  Thus nature walks and rural travel has to be a part of the education system. The United Nations Development Programme on education can help us better understand the value of biodiversity and the causes of biodiversity loss. It also gives examples of how educators and students can help conserve biodiversity. It aims to increase public awareness of biodiversity issues by inspiring stakeholders, including young people, teachers and media professionals.One country alone cannot achieve sustainable development. It requires an intentional and sincere international effort. Indigenous knowledge systems developed with long and close interaction with nature should drive the modern knowledge systems. Scientific knowledge of the Earth’s history and mineral resources, knowledge of ecosystems and biodiversity, and the interaction of humans with ecosystems are important to help us understand how to manage our planet for a peaceful and sustainable future.Activities like river rafting nature trails, Kayaking not only stimulate the child physically it gives a sense of responsibility to keep the rivers clean.Classroom learning outside classroomTraditionally, the education system in India was Gurukul based with Guru shishyaparampara as its pivot. Teachers like Droncharya or Vishwamitra wanted their students to learn from nature, which, in modern terms we call Wilderness education.Several countries are now adopting to learn outside of the classroom.  This kind of education system states that every young person (0-19yrs) should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.The next section below talks about practical implementation of Responsible tourism and role of a Responsible tour operator. However, before a student embarks on a journey to explore the world, it is imperative to get well versed with his own country and its people. Work of a Responsible tour operator is not only to build travel arrangements, accommodation, and coordinate a programme. Their work encompasses direct benefit to the social, financial and environmental well being of a place and its people. Their work is to design best practices, deliver trainings, standardisation of sustainable processes and initiatives at grass root level to enhance micro-entrepreneurship with minimal impact on environment and bio-diversity.Students at a very young age require the knowledge, skills and understanding to live in and contribute to a global society. This begins with an understanding of the world in which we live, including the languages, values and cultures of different societies.These activities help to develop self-esteem, self-confidence, decision making and independence. They also give young people the opportunity to experience other cultures, meet and develop new friendships and thus broaden their horizons, communication and leadership skills and practical knowledge.Demonstrative LearningDemonstrations can be used to provide examples that enhance lectures and to offer effective hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities in classes or labs. Current research suggests that not allowing young people to engage in independent mobility and environmental learning denies them the opportunity to develop the skills and resilience that they need to be able to be safe and manage complex environments. There are also indications that such restrictions have long-term implications for young people’s future development, health and well-being.It is sometimes argued that exposing young people to any risk is dangerous. In fact, the opposite is true. Teaching young people to manage risks for themselves and take sensible decisions makes them safer. It also helps them to develop as mature adults, responsible and mindful of others.Learning outside the classroom helps young people to develop the ability to cope with and experience a wide variety of challenges. It requires them to make informed choices and to understand and take responsibility for the consequences. It leads to a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. Risk and challenge can be provided in all learning outside the classroom contexts – from activities within school grounds, to adventurous expeditions overseas.The challenges which young people face in many learning activities outside the classroom require the management of risk. Managing risk through appropriate planning, supervision, proper equipment and a regard for other factors such as the weather or the time of day is what contributes to making these activities safe for young people while still offering sufficient challenge. These activities not only give young people the opportunity to manage risk for themselves, but also provide wonderful opportunities for them to be actively involved in risk management planning.Experiential LearningIt is a philosophy and methodologies in which educators purposefully engage with students in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, and clarify values.  Experiential learning is also referred to as learning through action, learning by doing, learning through experience, and learning through discovery and exploration, all which are clearly defined by these well known maxims:• Experiential learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis• Experiences are structured to require the student to take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for results• Throughout the experiential learning process, the student is actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, being curious, solving problems, assuming responsibility, being creative and constructing meaning• Students are engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially, soulfully and/or physically. This involvement produces a perception that the learning task is authentic• The results of the learning are personal and form the basis for future experience and learning• Relationships are developed and nurtured: student to self, student to others and student to the world at large• The instructor and student may experience success, failure, adventure, risk-taking and uncertainty, because the outcomes of the experience cannot totally be predicted• Opportunities are nurtured for students explore and examine their own values• The instructor’s primary roles include setting suitable experiences, posing problems, setting boundaries, supporting students, insuring physical and emotional safety, and facilitating the learning processRealising the change – Experiences from a traveler and entrepreneur in Responsible travelBy Gaurav Bhan Bhatnagar You will instantly relate to this if you are a parent. In the race to give your children the best modern education, have your children somewhere lost the connection to their land and its people? Are your children spending too much time on internet, phone, video games and less time playing real games outside? Are they facing relationship issues because all that they have experienced in the name of relationships is random friend requests and post likes on Facebook? Do they have lack of clarity about what to do in life, lack of patience, lack of capability to solve problems independently and lack of tolerance to life’s issues? Do you think that the more you try to give a direction to your child’s life, the more your child resists it as unnecessary and unwanted preaching?I was once leading a workshop on travel writing for students when I asked them about where the vegetables and fruits come from? I was surprised to see blank faces. The students did not know that we get our food from farms. The students belonged to one of the top university of India. It makes me re-think about the kind of education we are delivering. When I asked them about what they wanted to become, they responded with answers like – Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Businessmen, or Engineer. But when I asked them about how their choice of career will benefit the people and what skills will they develop to solve people’s problems, they did not have an answer. They had never thought this way.Students go through extreme pressure of studies, of building a career and earn a living, of getting influenced by glamorous life without knowing the hard work behind it. It is also important to keep them grounded. But that does not happen by giving them daily pep talks. It comes by exposing the children to various facets of life. And the best way to expose them to it is via travelling. Allow them to travel to far flung places in India and live with local communities. Allow them to meet new people and discover new places that no one has ever heard of. Allow them to volunteer, make mistakes, fall and then make things right themselves. Allow them to go through a process of self discovery.But why should we do it? Parents have often asked me this question with a look of bewilderment on their face. They often ask me – Are you saying that travelling is more important than marks in school subjects? Are you saying that we should ask children to leave studies and wander off to unknown places? I certainly don’t mean to say any of those. What if I tell you to expose them to the right kind of travel experience that makes them learn life skills?That is where Responsible Travel comes in picture. I visited Kumaon back in 2012 with a group of American students. We lived the lives of a local and each daily activity taught us a new lesson. We started with gathering food from the farms, cooked, and then served it to everyone in the village while the women sang local songs. I remember one American girl crying out loud. She had never experienced a sense of community and love. She hailed from a dysfunctional family where her parents never got along well and lived separately (although not divorced). She had gotten used to do each and everything in her life on her own. She had grown to be a person who was smart, strong and independent from outside but lonely and scared from inside.During her interaction with the village community of Kumaon, she experienced the sense of belongingness and love. Although she was only a teenage girl, she had stayed away from the child inside her. She shared that she was now able to happily accept people into her life without the barriers of their economic background, race, religion and geographical location. She experienced a freedom which will catapult her career and life to another level. She had gone beyond the negative news pieces that she heard daily. She has gone beyond the barriers which people put around us by telling us how bad this world is. For the first time she wanted to go back home and hug her parents. She no longer had the need to be independent, strong (and alone) but a part of a community.It has taken us years of hard work and sleepless yet excited nights to gather the still miniscule knowledge we have in Responsible travel. We have implemented standard operating procedures which include safety, responsible travel, sanitation, safety and a responsible system to distribute money that our customers pay. When children on our trips learn with excitement the basic practices of waste management, it leaves us with a satisfaction of having made a change in society. They also learn respect, contribution, living in a community, leadership, communication and love.The west is currently going through the turmoil of broken relationships and lack of direction in life. Ironically, we are teaching our children to follow the west. I have got the best education in a convent school and then in an engineering college. According to what they said, I was ready to take on any challenge in life. Let alone any challenge of life, I wasn’t even ready to take on any challenge in my job when I completed engineering. I had grown up to be a person that hated India and wanted to migrate at the first opportunity. I had grown to be a self centered and arrogant person. The initial enthusiasm of getting a new job somehow helped me push through the first three years. But soon I was left with a sense of no direction, confusion, suffocation and other emerging societal pressures. My conventional education hadn’t given me skills to deal with such situations, but 5 years of travelling did. I gladly steered my career towards travel writing but not every student or a freshman in job gets a chance to do so. Why not train our children at a very early age?Now what next? As a parent if you are considering exposing your child to life’s learning skills through responsible travelling, the next question is – “How”. Such a travel experience would generally take them through activities like exposure to local communities, wilderness education, training on communication and observation skills, volunteering, farming, exposure to environment issues, training on living a balanced and sustainable lifestyle and many more that develop their holistic personality. You can begin by approaching your child’s school and asking them if they do such activities. The Folk Tales ( provides career growth, entrepreneurship and leadership programs for children that are activity based and trains children in life skills through Responsible Travel. You can begin by enrolling your child into one of such trips.As parents we have seen tough times and have worked hard to earn a living. Naturally, we want our children to get the best. But in that process, do not forget to make them street smart. Make them a problem solver and an innovator, not a mere follower of the masses.last_img read more

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first_imgWanted to address the video circulating from Sunday: I’ve known @NdamukongSuh since his college days and he’s a close friend of mine. Quality as a person matches his quality as a player. That video is just a friend clowning with another friend. No negative intent! It’s all love— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) December 26, 2018 6 Comments   Share   That headline looks ridiculous enough, but here we are in 2018, when replays can be slowed down, rewound and analyzed somewhat out of context.It’s apparently the case for one clip from Sunday’s Arizona Cardinals loss to the Los Angeles Rams. A video from in between plays appeared to show Rams defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh poking Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the eye, which led to quite a few headlines that painted Suh as an instigator. (Screenshot) Suh is so dirty. Here he is trying to gouge Fitzgerald’s eyes out— Marcus (@M_G0NZ) December 25, 2018Suh crossing the line is, of course, an easy assumption.He’s been been named “the dirtiest player” in the NFL by Sporting News and the “least-liked player” by Forbes due to his tendency to earn personal fouls.Related LinksArizona Cardinals claim D.J. Swearinger off waiversLarry Fitzgerald ‘not soaking in’ potentially final home gameIt looked like poking Fitzgerald — a very well-liked football man — in the eye would only add to Suh’s list of indiscretions, but that’s apparently not the case.That’s because after headlines and videos of Suh’s move circulated over the past few days, Fitzgerald went to Twitter and clarified it was no big deal. Suh was just horsing around with an old friend, Fitzgerald said.It’s much ado about nothing. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgIncreasing numbers of British holidaymakers travelled on flights to Aruba during the first nine months of this year.This is according to figures from the Aruba Tourism Authority, which revealed a 19.5 percent increase in the number of UK visitors to the Caribbean island in the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period last year.A total of 12,263 Brits journeyed to Aruba between January and September, while the figure last year stood at 10,265.Despite the lesser figure in 2009, visitors numbers over the course of that year were 28.3 per cent higher than they were in 2008, surpassing 10,000 in a single year for the first time and breaking the record for the number of UK arrivals.Aruba’s UK tourism market is now second only to The Netherlands in terms of visitors from key European markets.Earlier this month, it became possible for British Airways passengers to connect to American Airlines’ flights to Aruba from Miami and New York JFK.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMore Brits travelling on flights to TunisiaMore Brits travelling on flights to TunisiaMore Brits booking flights to GermanyMore Brits booking flights to GermanyMore Chinese tourists predicted to travel on flights to BritainMore Chinese tourists predicted to travel on flights to Britainlast_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK — Chief Executive Air ( has formed a strategic partnership with TerraPass®, a leading retailer of carbon offsets focused on the development of energy efficient products. The program is designed reduce the carbon footprint resulting from private air transport by funding clean energy projects that balance out the impact generated from greenhouse gas emissions.“Chief Executive Air is a mission-driven business and one of our core missions is to adhere to our social goal of reducing carbon emissions,” said Chief Executive Air CEO Jeffrey Menaged. “We strongly believe ultra-luxury travel can be just as responsible as other areas and are happy to pave the way for the industry to embrace social and environmental responsibility.”Chief Executive Air’s plan allows customers to directly balance out the exact carbon emissions created during a particular flight with the purchase of verified carbon reductions in support of clean energy projects including: wind power; farm power (which produces clean electricity from animal waste), and landfill gas capture. In addition, all emission reductions come from U.S. based projects and take place in the same year they are purchased, coming as close to an immediate offset as possible, according to the company.For example, a two-hour flight from New York to Miami burns approximately 600 gallons of fuel. TerraPass calculates the cost of generating an equal amount of clean energy produced by wind farms (instead of traditional coal burning power plants) to counteract the carbon emissions created during that particular trip. When clients charter a jet via Chief Executive Air, their carbon offset is automatically calculated for their particular itinerary*, usually a nominal cost under $20 per hour of flight time, allowing them to travel efficiently while acting responsibly.“Air travel is accountable for three percent of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions and growing,” added Menaged. “It is crucial that we offer our customers this program so together we can play an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”About Chief Executive Air Chief Executive Air is a full service private aviation company specializing in aircraft charters. Charter specialists can be reached by calling, 888.FLY.CEAIR.About TerraPass Launched in 2004, TerraPass is a consumer retailer and marketer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets. TerraPass carbon offsets fund clean energy and carbon reduction projects throughout the U.S., including wind power, farm power, and landfill gas capture. For more information visit*The hourly amount of greenhouse gas reductions depends on jet class, however rates for the various jet sizes are based on industry averages for aircraft type, as well as greenhouse gas emission protocols developed by the World Resource Institutelast_img read more

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first_imgBy Elias HazouNOBLE Energy, aware that discovered reserves in Block 12 are insufficient for an onshore liquefied natural (LNG) plant, has reportedly proposed other means of exporting Cypriot gas.According to news website, the Texas-based energy outfit has proposed floating LNG to develop the proven gas reserves at the Aphrodite prospect in its Block 12 concession.Floating LNG solutions are coupled with shuttle vessels or tankers, and are deployed for smaller quantities than are onshore LNG projects.Noble, the report said, believes the actual amounts of gas there are more likely to be closer to 3.5 trillion cubic feet (tcf), while as-yet undiscovered gas at other sites in Block 12 might collectively muster another 1.5 tcf. Even combined, these quantities would be nowhere near enough to justify a single-train onshore LNG terminal, which to be viable requires proven reserves of at least 5.5 tcf.Noble therefore suggested to the government that 1 tcf be diverted (via floating LNG) to the domestic Cyprus market for electricity generation, while 2 tcf would be made available for exports to Greece and Italy.According to the website, the Americans made the pitch during a meeting in Nicosia with the President in December. It’s understood this is the same meeting where Noble’s Keith Elliott first hinted at the potential for oil discovery within Block 12.Sources said the website report held “a kernel of truth.” Noble, the Mail learns, recently informed the government that the actual recoverable reserves within the Aphrodite well are most likely 3.1 tcf.Privately, the Americans have assigned a 90 per cent probability – P90 in industry jargon – to the presence of 3.1 tcf.Publicly, back in December Noble reiterated that the ‘gross resource range’ at Aphrodite was 3.6 tcf (P75) and 6 tcf (P25), with a mean of 5 tcf.Whereas these numbers still hold, explained the same sources, the number to watch is the P90 – the 3.1 tcf“And as far as investment goes, it’s the 90 per cent probability, and not the mean, that counts,” they said.In early December, Noble’s Israeli partners in Block 12 – Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration – said estimated reserves in the Aphrodite field dropped to 4.1 tcf from a previously estimated 5.2 tcf.That’s because the Israelis use different reporting methods to the Americans; the 4.1 tcf they cited is based on a 50 per cent probability, or P50.The mean is not the same as P50.The Mail is also told that, during the December meeting at the Presidential Palace, Noble proposed a combination of small-scale LNG projects (based on offshore, floating technology) and compressed natural gas to develop Block 12.In such a scenario, comparatively small amounts of gas would be exported by ship to Greece and Italy, the rest going to Vassilikos (again by carriers, not a pipeline) for electricity production.Noble’s proposal to supply ‘interim gas’ to Cyprus is not a new one. But the novel element could be that the Americans may be getting cold feet about the onshore LNG project.Although speculative, this is lent some credence by the fact Noble itself recently acknowledged the lack of gas resources in Block 12.During a presentation to analysts and investors in Houston on December 17, Noble said in clear-cut terms that additional discovered resources are needed for a land-based LNG facility.In the same presentation, Noble presented alternatives: using floating (offshore) LNG technology, and sending Cypriot gas to existing LNG plants in Egypt.As things stand, in order for an onshore LNG plant here to be viable, Cypriot resources would need to be pooled with gas from Israel’s Leviathan field. Such a project could only be implemented via pipeline.But for Leviathan, also operated by Noble, the Americans are opting for floating LNG solutions there – not a pipeline to either Cyprus or elsewhere.Meantime, the Mail understands that the government was less than impressed with Noble’s latest proposal. The reason: the administration seems to be fixated – for lack of a better word – on the construction of an onshore LNG facility on the island.For example, the government is pressing ahead with a second tender for the import of ‘interim’ gas supplies – even though Noble’s spiel does cover the interim angle as well.Industry sources said they do not expect a new interim gas tender to lead to a contract securing substantially lower prices than the first bidding competition.The aim of the ‘interim’ gas solution is to secure gas for electricity generation. 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