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Haryana Governor heaps praise on state Red Cross branch

first_imgChandigarh, Sep 10 (PTI) Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today lauded the role of social workers, especially those of Red Cross, in mitigating human suffering and assisting in the progress of the community.The Governor, who is also the President, Haryana State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society and St John Ambulance (India), was presiding over the 31st annual general meeting of these organisations at Haryana Raj Bhavan here.Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present on the occasion.Appreciating its good work, Solanki said the Haryana branch of Indian Red Cross Society was one of the most active branches in the country.It has been striving hard to achieve the objectives of Red Cross since its inception, he added.With a view to provide rehabilitation services to the differently-abled, the branch is running 11 rehabilitation centres where workshops are organised, besides physiotherapy services being provided at 13 centres.Solanki said Haryana Red Cross had also provided relief material worth Rs 18.95 lakh to Jammu and Kashmir Red Cross for flood victims and Rs two lakh to Andhra Pradesh Red Cross for the victims of Cyclone Hudhud.The staff of Haryana Red Cross also donated Rs 50,000 for the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, he added.The Governor said Red Cross was also running three old age homes at Ambala, Panipat and Panchkula, two family counselling centres at Yamunanagar and Faridabad, three drug de-addiction-cum-counselling centres at Faridabad, Rohtak and Jind to provide free treatment to drug addicts and nine working womens hostels. PTI SUN DKS RC RG RCadvertisementlast_img read more

Motorcade for TCI first OLYMPIAN

first_img Related Items:delano williams, motorcade for TCI Olympian Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMotorcade gone to Blue Hills & Wheeland districts first.. come outside an OLYMPIAN is passing by!!!Next stop…….Island Fish Fry. Junkanoo already reading up and escourt by the Cadets. Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! The Nation will stand still to watch the country’s first Olympianlast_img read more

Politicians can fix crime announces coming of dynamic plan to save young

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 28, 2017 – Nassau – The Prime Minister disagrees with those who say politicians cannot fix the crime problem, because he believes the FNM can present a slate of leaders who are admired for integrity and inspire honesty.    In addressing the vexing crime situation in the country, where The Bahamas is up to 80 murders so far for 2017, the country’s leader during that national address explained that the our unguided young men is the most dangerous force working against the country, against any country.Dr. Minnis reflected on who inspired him as a boy growing up in Nassau and said the trend has to be changed and promised that honesty will begin in Government from now on.   The PM said all Bahamians must follow the law and that a dynamic partnership and serious resource investment will undo, what the drug culture of the past has done to our youth.Social interventions are coming, he promised and said that those open to being helped will be… those who resist and opt for a life a crime will feel the full weight of the law.  The country leader ask for the help of every resident, announcing that we are into a new era of reform and transformation as The Bahamas nears its golden jubilee as an independent nation.#MagneticMediaNews#dynamicplantosaveyoungmen#politicianscanfixcrimePhoto Credit: BBC News Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#dynamicplantosaveyoungmen, #magneticmedianews, #politicianscanfixcrimelast_img read more

TCI Minister of Tourism Visits South Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 11, 2018 – South Caicos – The Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime & Gaming, Hon. Ralph Higgs, accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Cherylann Jones, and other senior officials visited South Caicos on Friday 2nd March.  The purpose of the visit was to meet with Seafood Plant Operators, and Fishermen, to get a better understanding of state of the industry since the opening of the Conch and Lobster seasons.South Caicos, the fishing capital, of the Turks & Caicos Islands currently has three functioning plants, which provides jobs for many of the South Caicos residence. With almost 100 licensed fishermen, and other persons working in the plants.  The plants also export conch and lobster and supply local markets, the Minister had the opportunity to tour a fishing plant and engage fishermen.In a meeting with the fisher folk, Minister Higgs, indicated his intention to work closely with the stakeholders in the fisheries industry to ensure the sustainability of their livelihoods, fish stocks, and securing opportunities for a robust and diversified industry.  He went on to say that the issue of illegal poaching of banks was high on his agenda.  He requested the commitment of the fishermen in working with the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) in policing this precious resource.The visit also lend itself to a few site visits of development on the island which are being monitored by the DECR.Release: TCIG Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sekiro and difficulty Ignore the gatekeeping anyone can play this gem

first_img Tags 7 Comments Activision I’m currently playing a video game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It’s an action game in which you’re a shinobi trying to rescue your young kidnapped lord from formidable foes. You may have heard that it’s a hard game. I’m probably less than a quarter of the way through, but I’ve already lost track of how many times I’ve died — without exaggeration, the number is probably in the 40 to 50 range. Both in spite of and because of that difficulty, I’m having a great time. It’s an awesome game. Admittedly, I’m a fan of developer From Software. I’ve written in the past about the positive impact that Dark Souls, one of its previous games, had on my life. Overcoming the challenges of that game led me to some important life lessons. Sekiro might be the most difficult game this company has made and it has a reputation for making hard games. This has led to an intense online debate about whether or not Sekiro should have an “easy mode.” In a lot of video games, you can choose if you want to play on easy, medium or hard. Sekiro doesn’t offer that choice. One compelling article on Kotaku argued for the need for accessibility options in Sekiro so gamers with disabilities can play too. I firmly believe Sekiro is a better game without an easy mode, and I don’t say that because I want to belong to an exclusive club of people who can play it. To me, the ideas of difficulty and accessibility should not be conflated. While some gamers with disabilities have already come forth in defense of the game, Sekiro and all video games should have readily available accessibility options so that anyone who wants to can play them. Having accessibility options — perhaps similar to those outlined on Twitter by the creator of Celeste, another difficult game — is not the same as offering an easy mode. Accessibility options should include specific tweaks to gameplay in a specialized menu you can access if you need them — such as tweaking the game’s speed — but should stay out of sight if you don’t need them. An easy mode typically means a choice presented to all players right at the start of the experience that changes many aspects of the balance of the game. A lot of the value of the experience of Sekiro comes from overcoming the challenges and improving at the game. Playing Sekiro can be an incredible experience for anyone with the patience and perseverance to see it through, and in a lot of ways, Sekiro is a better game for gamers that kinda suck.Opening the gatesA big misconception about Sekiro and Dark Souls is they are only for “elite” gamers. That’s not the case at all, and those who argue against an easy mode because they want to use these titles for a kind of artificial gatekeeping, that keeps gaming exclusively for “real gamers,” are missing the whole point.They’re meant to be teaching exercises. They’re meant to provide a feeling of hard-won accomplishment not found in other games. Sekiro is designed for those willing to put in the effort. Period. That’s what makes it beautiful. The difficulty in Sekiro makes you pay attention and take in every detail of the environment. The difficulty is what makes the back-and-forth samurai swordplay so enthralling. You have to know when to attack and when to defend and each decision you make in each split second could lead to victory or defeat.All games should be playable by all gamers, but Sekiro is not walled off for only the elite. It takes humility. You will certainly die, and if you get mad at the game and stop, you won’t get better. If you let your deaths teach you how to improve, you’ll eventually be able to conquer everything the game throws at you. It’s a cool feeling when that happens, and a unique one in gaming, and there should be room in the gaming world for all manner of unique experiences.sekiro-gamescom01Combat in Sekiro is demanding and awesome. Activision Stumbling to victoryAs painful as it is for me to admit this, I’m not a particularly skilled gamer. I enjoy video games, but I tend to struggle my way through them, especially ones that are supposed to be hard. Another recent action game called God of War offers four different difficulty modes. In order from easiest to hardest, they were called “give me a story,” “give me a balanced experience,” “give me a challenge” and “give me God of War.” The game was lauded for letting people choose their own experience without being made to feel guilty if they wanted something easier. That was part of the artistic vision of the designers and there’s nothing wrong with that. God of War is an awesome game. I ended up playing the balanced experience option after trying and failing at the next level up. Even the normal difficulty proved challenging enough to kill me several times, but I never felt stuck. That wasn’t the point of God of War. That difficulty was perfect for me and perfectly described. Sekiro doesn’t have that. It has a narrower focus. God of War is about many things. At the forefront is a story about a father trying to reconnect with his son over the course of a harrowing journey. Sekiro has a story too, but it’s primarily about overcoming the steep challenges presented through patience and perseverance. In a lot of games, you make your character more powerful as you play. You do that in Sekiro too, but you also get significantly better at the game and as a gamer. The game teaches you how to win as long as you’re willing to learn. You’re naturally going to improve at almost any game as you play it, but I’ve never experienced anything similar to the curve of a From Software game.After beating Dark Souls for the first time, I started a new game with a fresh character to try my hand at some of the early bosses again. These bosses had all killed me numerous times on my first playthrough — approaching 10 to 20 times each. On that second playthrough, I killed the first three bosses without getting hit. Again, I’d started fresh, so it wasn’t my character that was more powerful. It was me — I was much more powerful. That’s an amazing feeling. Like Dark Souls before it, Sekiro is incredible in that regard. It’s collaborative art at its most interactive, because it requires your dedication to see it through to the end. Your journey mirrors the protagonist’s more than in any other game I’ve played. As your character faces tough challenges and grows and learns, so do you. Compromising on that vision with an easy mode would lessen that quality. It would take away from its singular artistic focus.Why do we fall? sekiro-1Defeating your enemies in Sekiro after a hard-fought battle feels amazing.  Activision I’m still early in Sekiro. Just last night, a midlevel boss killed me five times, but I eventually beat him. Most enemies in the game are stronger than your character, but that’s OK, because every time you get knocked down, you can get back up and try again. To beat him, I couldn’t worry about the fact that I’m inevitably going to face much more challenging bosses. My job at that moment was to overcome that one task, and trust that this challenge would teach me to face the next one. Like the other From Software games I’ve played, Sekiro teaches a few life lessons about learning through failure and facing the task in front of you. Working through it is a remarkable experience that any gamer with patience and a willingness to learn can have. An easy mode would take away some of the qualities that make this game so wonderful. Not wanting to be frustrated with a video game is understandable, but not every video game needs to appeal to every taste. I sometimes like playing video games to relax as well. That’s not Sekiro, and it’s better for it. It’s unique and demanding and it’s meant for everyone who can appreciate those qualities in a game. Nintendo Labo VR, reviewed: a box of magic tricks 28 Photos The 28 best games on PlayStation 4center_img Video Games Now playing: Watch this: 3:03 Share your voice Originally published on April 14. last_img read more

BSE closes points 10677 up on Feb 19

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 106.77 points up to stand at 20,740.98. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 25.65 points up to stand at6,152.75. Adani Enter and Financial Tech were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.04% and 4.99% along with MCX and Gujarat Mineral with an increase of 4.95% and 3.82 % respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Jindal Steel and Tata Communication with a decrease of 2.79 % and 2.73 % along with Indian Bank and Bank of India with a decrease of 2.29% and 2.09% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 7.06 points at 12,168.14 while the banking sector is up 41.65 points at 12,115.87 and the realty sector is up 5.21 points at 1,212.29. The Indian currency is down 0.32% at Rs 62.16 per dollar.last_img read more

Hope Hicks new White House communications chief

first_imgTwenty-eight-year-old Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks has been named White House communication’s director, formally taking on one of the most powerful roles in Washington.Hicks—who had been acting director since the spectacular departure of Anthony Scaramucci—confirmed her appointment via email on Tuesday.The former model and PR operative is known around the West Wing for her close relationship with the Trump family and as a keen defender of Trump’s image.She previously advised Ivanka Trump and was spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, her first job in politics.Since the beginning of the administration she had a floating role, a trusted advisor to the president who was able to channel Trump’s thinking on issues related to the press.Her appointment brings her more tightly into the formal White House communications structure.Although less visible than press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House communications director is responsible for shaping the administration’s message.last_img read more

Man arrested for raping 6yeargirl

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA man, accused of raping a child, was arrested on early Saturday from Jhikorgachha in Jashore, reports UNB.The arrested person is Abdul Malek, 50, of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenidah.Chuadanga additional police superintendent Kanailal Sarkar said the suspect was arrested from Noali village of Jhikorgachha based on information from police’s Detective Branch.”Abdul Malek lured the six-year-old girl with chocolate and took her to a house and raped her on Wednesday,” ASP added.ASP Kanailal said Malek was on the run after the victim’s mother filed a case at Chuadanga Sadar police station.last_img read more

2 killed in lightning strikes

first_imgFile photo of LightningTwo people were killed by lightning strikes in separate places in Nachole upazila of Chapainawabganj on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Ekramul Haque, 35, son of Wajob Ali of Surjopur Kataripara are in Nachol upazila and Arman, 30, son of Kabir Ali of Fatepur Bera village.Officer-in-charge of Nachol police station Zobair Ahmed said Ekramul sustained injury after being struck by lightning while he was working in his cropland at 12:30pm.Local people rescued him and sent him to Nachol Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead.In another incident, Arman, 30, son of Kabir Ali of Fatepur Bera village, was killed as a thunderbolt hit him on his cropland at noon, said UP member Mojibur Rahman.last_img read more

APOS Asia Streamer Hooq Heads for 100 Original Shows

first_imgAsian video streaming service Hooq has committed itself to developing at least 100 original shows and films by the end of this year. They will be produced in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and India, and range in genre terms from horror to comedy and from factual to lifestyle.The company has begun the immediate release of “Bhak,” a colorful dramedy from aspiring filmmakers Arjun Chatterjee and Shreyom Ghosh,  loosely based on their experience trying to break into the bowels of the Bollywood film industry. Starring Sreecharan Rachakonda, Akash Arora, and Priyanka Nath, the show runs to 8 episodes. It was the first winner of Hooq’s Filmmakers Guild, competition.The 2020 roster is also set to include, “She’s A Terrorist And I Love Her.” HOOQ also it as this year’s winner at the APOS conference in Bali, Indonesia. The 8-part dark comedy revolves around a down-and-out man who enters a sham marriage for a quick payout, only to find that his beautiful “wife” is an extremist, hell-bent on wreaking havoc. The pitch came from Singapore online comedy channel, Ministry of Funny’s Terence Chia and Haresh Tilani. It will star Haresh Tilani, Alexis Sueann, Noah Yap, Farah Lola, Tiffany Gnanaraj and Jacky Ng. ALL NEW! HOT LIPS 2 11 lipstick shades inspired by 11 incredible icons Ad by Charlotte Tilbury See More AdChoices Popular on Variety Hooq is jointly owned by Singtel, Sony Pictures and Warnermedia. It says it will play some of its originals on its newly enhanced “freemium” layer, which was recently rolled out across Southeast Asia.The moves are part of an intensifying arms race between OTT platforms in the Asia region. They are using original content to attract eyeballs to their platforms, convert users to subscriptions, and to beat their global rivals which have smaller amounts of local content. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more