We dont foresee any war with Pak says Javadekar

first_imgChandigarh: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar here on Wednesday said they do not foresee any war between India and Pakistan, amid heightened tensions between the two nations after the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “We do not foresee any war (with Pakistan),” Javadekar said when asked that a Pakistan minister has expressed apprehensions about it. “The issue is that Pakistan is nervous. There is no need to react to what Pakistan people say. In the whole world, they are being ridiculed,” said Javadekar. Commenting on the revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution, Javadekar said there had been no untoward incident in the Valley since last month. “This is the proof that people have welcomed the decision,” said the minister, who met legendary athlete Milkha Singh, former Army chief V P Malik and industrialist R K Sabu as part of the BJP’s ‘Mahasampark Abhiyan’ in the city on Wednesday.last_img read more

Sixers Andrew Bynum To Undergo Knee Procedure

Andrew Bynum, the new Philadelphia 76ers center, made it through the 2011-12 season without injury. It was important for him because he needed the shed the developing image of a potential-filled but injury-prone big man.Not only did he avoid injury, but Bynum flourished, making the all-star team and becoming an important piece to the Los Angles Lakers’ success. Now a Sixer after being a part of the blockbuster trade that brought Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Bynum is taking steps to assure his knees hold up next season. (It’s also important to note that he will be a free agent after the season, and a healthy and productive year could land him an astronomical contract in Philadelphia or somewhere else.)While playing with Kobe Bryant, Bynum, 24, heard the superstar guard espouse the virtues of a radical, non-surgical treatment he had on his knee that wrought tremendous results. And according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bynun will travel to Germany to have the same thing done on his knee. The procedure is called Orthokine/Regenokine and it is a derivation of platelet-rich plasma therapy that Bryant, Grant Hill and baseball’s Alex Rodriguez all tried with great results.Bynum has been plagued by knee injuries throughout his career, but supposedly is not suffering from any knee injuries at the moment. But Bryant spoke so adamantly about it — and Bynum saw first-hand the buoyancy in Bryant’s gait after the treatment that he was impressed. So Bynum is looking at the procedure as a preventative measure and an opportunity to get his knees to feel better and stronger..He played in 60 out of a possible 66 games during last season’s lockout-shortened campaign. The 7-footer averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in 35.2 minutes per game, all career highs. His agent as indicated he will test the free-agent market next year. And it would be a lot more lucrative to do so coming off an injury-free season. read more

Running with your dog safely

first_img KUSI Newsroom Running with your dog safely February 27, 2019 Posted: February 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Veterinarian contributor to Good Morning San Diego Dr. Agela Gaeto from Helen Woodward Animal Center discussed running with your dog.What dogs should you take running?Many dogs love to go out and run but not every dog should be considered for running, or frequent running. Many medical conditions will preclude dogs from running such as heart disease, respiratory disease, arthritis, recent surgery, or orthopedic conditions. Pets with short respiratory tracts such as pugs, French bulldogs, and English Bulldogs may also have a harder time running because they often cannot take in enough oxygen to support the activity. Young puppies should also avoid running because it can be hard on developing joints.How to train your dog to runWhen you are training your dog to run, you should treat the new activity as you would treat a new workout routine in your life. This means start slow and work up to harder activity gradually. If you are running in an area where they can be off leash pay attention to how much they’re running since they’ll often be faster than you. When you first start, leash running can be a good idea so they do not overdo it and wear themselves out. You also need to pay attention to how your pet is reacting to the activity. If they are sore or painful, they should skip a day. You need to look at their paws to make sure hard surfaces aren’t causing tearing to paw pads.When to avoid runningIt is very important to consider the conditions when you’re going to take your pet running. As summer comes closer consider the outdoor temperature as well as the temperature of sidewalks and asphalt to keep paw pads safe. Dogs tend to overheat more than humans do because of their coat and the way they dissipate heat. Be sure to bring water and take breaks in shade to keep your pet cool.The Helen Woodward Animal Center Doggie Gras 5K is on March 3rd at the Embarcadero Marina Park North for tickets click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The curious case of Amazon Primes Good Omens

first_imgNeil Gaiman’s Good OmensGood Omens Prime (@goodomensprime/Instagram)If you are sleeping under the rock then you might not have heard that there are thousands of fans who have asked Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime’s original Good Omens, based on Neil Gaiman’s classic book. Now that the news has become viral, Netflix has taken to Twitter to set the records straight.Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens is currently airing on Amazon Prime. The miniseries is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name and follows the story of a demon Crowley (David Tennant) and an angel Aziraphale (Michale Sheen), who, being accustomed to life on Earth, goes on an epic adventure to prevent the coming of the Antichrist and with it Armageddon — the ultimate battle between Heaven and Hell. There are thousands of viewers who have apparently called the miniseries blasphemous as it goes against their religious beliefs.All those viewers have apparently urged Netflix to cancel a show which is currently available at Amazon Prime. “Tell Netflix: Cancel Blasphemous Good Omens Series,” is currently a substantial petition online. Earlier today, the streaming giant Netflix took to Twitter in the wake of a petition mistakenly asking the streaming platform to cancel Good Omens.In the wake to all this, Netflix tweeted that they promise their viewers not to make Good Omens anymore. You can check out the hilarious response by Netflix below:ok we promise not to make any more https://t.co/TRPux36kcX— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 20, 2019If this was not enough then even the social media account of Amazon Prime decided to take things ahead. A few hours later, Amazon prime tweeted that it would cancel Stranger Things if Netflix decides to cancel Good Omens. As many of you are aware, Strange Things season 3 is the next big thing for Netflix after all the original series and movies which they have aired this year.Hey @netflix, we’ll cancel Stranger Things if you cancel Good Omens. ? https://t.co/EJPmi9rL7g— Amazon Prime Video US (@PrimeVideo) June 20, 2019The online petition, which we talked above, has since been corrected the error and now states that the show which is based on Neil Gaiman’s book mocks the religion for depiction “God as a tyrant and the Devil as being good.” Apart from this, the group which has issued the petition also has issues with a different part of the shows for example — God is being voiced by a woman, the portrayal of at the Antichrist as a regular kid, and the portrayal of the four riders of the apocalypse as a mere biker gang.last_img read more

Yen eases as Bank of Japan keeps policy steady Asia stocks mixed

first_imgThe Japanese yen edged down on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) held policy steady, shedding some gains made following deadly incidents in Germany and Turkey, while regional stocks were mixed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s upbeat comments.The BOJ maintained its pledge to guide short-term rates at minus 0.1 percent and the 10-year government bond yield around zero percent while offering a more upbeat view of the economy than in its November 1 assessment.Stating that the economy continues to recover moderately as a trend, the central bank signalled its conviction that a generally weak yen and a rebound in overseas demand will lift prospects for a solid recovery.The U.S. dollar advanced 0.1 percent to 117.335 yen, after closing 0.7 percent lower on Monday.The greenback has risen 11.6 percent versus the yen since Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, on his promises of increased fiscal stimulus. Trump formally won the U.S. presidency on Monday after receiving more than the 270 Electoral College votes required to be elected.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan pared earlier gains to trade little changed. Japan’s Nikkei, flat before the BOJ decision, rose 0.1 percent.Reduced volumes ahead of the Christmas holidays tempered buying in some Asian markets.China’s CSI 300 index slid 0.6 percent, and Taiwan shares retreated 0.3 percent, as did Hong Kong stocks.Wall Street ended higher on Monday, albeit below the session’s highs, as optimism over Yellen’s comments about the U.S. labour market offset some of the risk aversion following the deaths in Germany and Turkey.”Yellen painted a very positive picture in her commentary overnight,” said James Woods, global investment strategist at Rivkin Securities in Sydney.”The (Federal Open Market Committee) has done a fantastic job preparing the market for this second and subsequent hikes. Importantly they have continued to stress that the FOMC remains data dependent, only hiking when the underlying fundamentals of the economy support this.”Still, markets were rattled after a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others in what Germany’s interior minister said looked like an attack.The euro, which slid 0.5 percent to $1.0401 on Monday, recovered 0.1 percent to $1.0413 on Tuesday.Pressure also came on the euro after the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot and killed at an art gallery in Ankara, the capital.The Turkish lira was steady at 3.5325 per dollar on Tuesday after falling 0.7 percent on Monday. The rouble was also little changed on Tuesday at 61.9048 per dollar. It slumped to as low as 62.0907 per dollar on Monday but recovered to end the day up 0.3 percent at 61.8475.The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six global peers, climbed 0.2 percent on Monday after Yellen’s upbeat labour market assessment. It was steady at 103.11 on Tuesday.Gold, which rose 0.4 percent on Monday, was little changed at $1,138.20 on Tuesday.Oil pulled back as traders began to unwind positions in the run-up to the holiday season.U.S. crude slid 0.4 percent to $51.91 per barrel after closing up 0.4 percent on Monday.Global benchmark Brent slipped 0.2 percent to $54.82.last_img read more

Chemical Company Praises Its Safety Record As Lawsuit Over Harvey Accident Continues

first_img X 00:00 /01:07 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Chemical Safety BoardThe Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas is covered in debris after a series of chemical fires that occurred as a result of floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.The owner of a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and caught fire during Hurricane Harvey is praising the company’s safety culture. Meanwhile, Harris County is in talks with the company, Arkema, Inc., about settling a lawsuit over the fires.In an interview for an upcoming chemical industry conference in Houston, Arkema’s vice president of health, safety and environment described how safety procedures at the company’s plants have improved. Paul Leonard said the global company has cut accidents by more than 60 percent in recent years.Still, Harris County has alleged that the company didn’t have proper flood permits at its plant in Crosby, Texas, and that chemical fires there due to Harvey caused harmful pollution.Rock Owens, an attorney with the county, said any settlement in the case will have to include improvements at the plant.“Hardening the facility against floods, improved electrical backup, better safety planning going forward,” he said.University of Houston chemical engineering professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti said Arkema, as a whole, does have a highly-regarded safety culture. He said it makes sense that the company hasn’t released details yet on any safety changes at its Crosby plant.“A lot of times we have knee-jerk reactions, and often times when it comes to safety, the knee-jerk reaction is likely to be wrong,” he said.In a lengthy statement, Arkema said it has a “long-standing commitment to safety,” which the company said it showed as it worked with authorities to shut down and evacuate the plant during Harvey.“Wherever Arkema operates in the world, it places safety and the protection of people and the environment at the heart of its priorities,” the company said. Sharelast_img read more

Painting palaces

first_imgDas, was born in Bengal and is now settled in Vadodara, close to his alma-mater, the Maharaja Sayajirao University’s Faculty of Fine arts. As a painter he believes in a deep investigation of his medium before he begins to experiment. His love affair with oil paint has lasted for over three decades and his love of landscape paintings can be traced back to his early years as a painting student at the MSU, since 1991.According to Western art history the landscape ranked fourth in the hierarchy of genres set up by the Academy. History painting, portraiture, and genre painting, were considered more important. Still life was considered even less significant. (Until) the Romantic Movement lifted landscape out of its status as backdrop material and elevated it to a subject that deserved contemplation on its own. At the hands of artists like Casper David Freidrich, the landscape became a sublime expression often likened with mankind’s attempt to reach out to an elevated notion of spirituality. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In the realm of Indian art, which was certainly focused on the human form and divinity, landscape has taken a back-seat. Otherwise it has been relegated to the cloyingly saccharine depictions of pastoral life that eulogizes and romanticizes village life. Through his landscapes, Soumen choses to vent all his artistic passion in the pursuit of evoking both nature and man in a single breath without actually painting a human figure.Das’ current body of work showcases his immediate surroundings. Sometimes they evolve from scribbles and notes of his travels, including the Bahauddin ka Maqbara, the mausoleum of the Wazir of Junagadh. Sometimes the inspiration for a larger painting comes from a photograph to which he has returned to later. Soumen’s landscapes breathe life into urban localities, sloping hills, seascapes and factories that loom out of verdant fields. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixStylistically, Das could be seen as a Neo Pointillist, reviving the technique that was explored by Surat and Paul Signac in Paris and later by painter N S Bendre in India. Pointillism is a technique where pure colour is broken into a distinct series of small dots. The colours are applied in patterns to form an image. In fact Pointillism has been considered the forerunner of the CMYK printing process.However, Das adds to that technique, by creating several layers of colour to build up the painting over a long period of time. As a result it is not just the dots that make up the image but a mesh of lines, layers and textures that lie under the colourful frenzy of dots.While doing his MA, Das had his first encounter with a large art project while assisting on an 8×22 foot mural at Vidhan Bhavan. This encouraged him to expand his canvas and he developed a delineation of urban landscape that is both modern yet it holds memories of the Indian miniatures in some of the flat colours and bold outlines. Soumen also mastered the application of Casein on canvas. Soumen points out that Casein is not flexible like oil but he has adapted the medium to his love for creating layers of paint. The texture of Casein is something that he enjoys but he uses it unconventionally, taking his notes from the masters.last_img read more