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Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar expelled from BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP on Thursday expelled its jailed Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar, who is accused of raping a minor girl from Unnao. The party has expelled Sengar, BJP sources said. The action came days after the girl was critically injured and two of her aunts died in an accident in Uttar Pradesh. The family alleged that the accident was an attempt to kill her.last_img

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Celebration of life being held in honor of San Diego woman who

first_img September 5, 2019 Posted: September 5, 2019 Hunter Sowards Celebration of life being held in honor of San Diego woman who lost her life in California boat fire Updated: 5:28 PM Hunter Sowards, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Investigators continue their search for answers into what caused a boat to catch fire killing 33 people off Santa Cruz island.Loved ones are making plans to honor those lost, including San Diego native, Nicole Quitasol. Friends are hoping the entire community will join them in honoring her, while also helping her family as they move forward from tragedy.Quitasol was a member of the organization Venture Active, who is planning a series of events in her honor. Their way of ensuring Nicole’s legacy lives on.“Definitely just an outgoing adventurous loving person, she would be the type of person who would stop and help anyone who needed it,” Co-owner of Venture Active, Ciara Guedesse said. “Always the first person to jump into something without any fear. She was an amazing person and a good soul. She is missed. Terribly missed.”On September 21, Venture Active is inviting the community to take part in a day full of Quitasol’s favorite activities happening at some of her favorite places in San Diego. A hike up Cowles Mountain, a yoga session in Kate Sessions Park and a paddle out on the waters of Crown Point. They say it’s what she would have wanted.“We really want people to know that we want to celebrate her life, of course we mourn for her, but she would have wanted us to celebrate her and that adventurous spirit that she had,” Guedesse said. “That’s why it’s important for us to do a full day celebration of her life.”EARLIER STORY: San Diego woman among those killed in California boat fireVenture Active is promoting Nicole’s Celebration of Life on Facebook so you can easily share the details with your friends. The Facebook post is below. I had the honor of speaking with friends of Nicole Quitasol, one of the 33 passengers who died aboard a boat that caught fire off Santa Cruz Island. Ciara Guedesse with Venture Active says paddle boarding, hiking, and yoga events in her honor is what Nicole would have wanted. pic.twitter.com/vvSiqdmbjS— Hunter Sowards (@huntersowards3) September 5, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Nicole Quitasol FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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In the Face of Opposition Smith Vows to Advance Pentagons BRAC Request

first_imgDOD’s new analysis of excess capacity failed to persuade one of its key targets, House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), that it badly needs a new round of base closures.Thornberry dismissed the study’s results — that the department’s excess capacity would be 22 percent under force levels projected for 2019 — over their reliance on a force structure he said is inadequate to meet the global threats confronting the nation.“The capacity report the Pentagon belatedly delivered to Congress simply doesn’t tell us what we need to know. In envisioning a military far smaller than anyone thinks is wise, it fails to comply with the law as badly as it fails to justify a BRAC round,” Thornberry said in a written statement last Friday.On Thursday, Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee, echoed Thornberry’s reaction to the study during his opening remarks to the markup of his panel’s portion of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.“This mark prohibits the department from implementing another round of Base Realignment and Closure in the absence of an accurate end strength assessment,” Wittman said.Following the short markup, the Readiness Subcommittee approved its mark and its language rejecting DOD’s request to hold a BRAC round in 2019.There is at least one voice on the committee who has vowed to push Congress to authorize additional base closures — Washington Rep. Adam Smith (D), the committee’s ranking member.Following the release of DOD’s capacity analysis, Smith praised the report and made the case that allowing the military to shed some of its excess infrastructure will help pay for other critical needs.“This report makes clear that DOD maintains a large amount of infrastructure that it does not need,” he said in a written statement. “Disposing of excess infrastructure through a transparent, deliberative, and independent process, such as another round of Base Realignment and Closure, can be done in a responsible manner that enhances military readiness and frees up funds that can be used to strengthen our military in other ways,” Smith said.“I have consistently supported a responsible BRAC process that would produce exactly these kinds of efficiencies. I will continue to work toward legislation that authorizes an additional BRAC round, which also addresses the concerns and skepticism that linger from the 2005 BRAC,” he said.DOD estimated that the Army has 33 percent excess capacity, the Air Force 32 percent and the Navy 7 percent. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Winds of Change

first_imgWhen the new government is picking pace, the sakes of investment and economy raise on the cards a sense for the art investments is running in all minds. Focusing this Creativity Art Gallery is showcasing their best refined artists with the show Winds of Change for the correct investment for modern enthusiast collectors. The separation of modern and contemporary in an in vain topic to discuss but all we require is exact direction to stream the investment in exact direction. The exhibition will include best and fresh collection of popular artists like, Binoy Verghse, Geroge Martin PJ, Farhad Hussain, Jagdish Chinthala, Chandra Bhattacharya and Tejinder kanda. The show is confined to promote high end paintings in affordable price ranges. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Discussing this aspect gallery is launching this marvellous show with plenty of collections by these discussed artists. ‘The gallery earned fantabulous response in last India Art Fair and following that this was the most awaited concept’ says curator Debabrota Das.  The gallery also mentions that the wind of buying only modern artists work was well in form till last month but with these new political changes the economy and scopes of every sector is well expected, and following this only the show is entitled as Winds of Change. The participating artists are – Binoy Verghse, Chandra Bhattacharya, Farhad Hussain, Jagdish Chinthala, Tejinder Kanda.Where:  Creativity Art Gallery, 29, GF, Hauz Khas Village Where: 18 to 30 May Timings: 10:30 am – 7:30Pmlast_img read more

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YouTube plays some music with independent record label group

first_imgYoutube has struck a deal to license music from thousands of independent record labels, setting the stage for the launch of its long-awaited subscription service and rival Sweden’s Spotify and Apple’s Beat Music.The deal with rights agency Merlin was signed recently after months of acrimonious negotiations, in which YouTube threatened to take down music videos by artists such as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys if its demands were not met, the Financial Times reported. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashThe agreement paves the way for the Google-owned company to finally launch a paid-for music service, which will compete with Spotify, the Swedish streaming service, Deezer of France and?Apple’s Beats Music.Merlin represents more than 20,000 labels from 39 countries.‘One of the last significant obstacles to getting to market has been removed,’ said Mark Mulligan, music analyst at MIDiA Research.YouTube, the world’s biggest online video service, plans to start rolling out its paid tier within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.The new service will allow users, who pay a monthlyfee to listen to music and watch videos, without the interruption of advertising. Other features include the ability to save music for offline listening.last_img read more

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Contiki Busabout and Hotel Xcaret Black Friday Cyber Monday deals

first_img Thursday, November 22, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Black Friday, Dealscenter_img TORONTO — It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and that means Black Friday is just around the corner. Here’s today’s roundup of Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals.  CONTIKIContiki clients can save 20% off on a series of 20 of the youth travel specialist’s most popular adventures around the world including ‘European Magic’, ‘Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape’ and ‘Bangkok to Singapore Adventure’, plus options in Latin and South America, and Australia and New Zealand. The sale starts tomorrow, Nov. 23, and runs until Nov. 30.BUSABOUTBusabout is offering 20% off its Unlimited Passes to its U.S. and Europe Hop-on Hop-off travel network. With the Unlimited Pass clients can road trip across two continents wherever and however they like, as often as they like – whether it’s from San Francisco to Las Vegas (with South Lake Tahoe in between) or Munich to Krakow (with Salzburg, Grunau, Vienna and Bratislava in between). Busabout is also offering 15% off everything else with certain exceptions – from its multi-day adventures to music festival trips. The booking window is Nov. 23 – 30 (promo code ‘BlackFriday’). HOTEL XCARET, MEXICOXcaret’s first five-star, nature-centric and socially responsible hotel is offering up to 43% off rates for travel scheduled for the rest of 2018 and 2019. The booking window is Nov. 23 – 26. See https://www.hotelxcaret.com/en/. Deals are based on availability and apply only for new reservations.Click here for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for Sunwing, Barcelo Hotel Group, ACV, Trafalgar and Insight.Click here for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for G Adventures, Collette, Cunard and Transat.Click here for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for Princess Cruises, WestJet, Club Med and Air Canada. Contiki, Busabout and Hotel Xcaret: Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals Travelweek Group last_img read more