Need to work unitedly to tackle terrorism, climate change: Modi (Roundup)

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that only refraining from war cannot ensure peace. Instead, there is a need for “united universal cooperation” to combat terrorism, climate change and for economic development and social justice.Modi made the remarks in his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, ahead of November 11 -the day when World War I ended a hundred years ago.Modi said India had no direct connection with the War but it was an important event because Indian soldiers fought bravely and sacrificed their lives. “The world witnessed a dance of death and devastation during the World War I. Around one crore soldiers and almost the same number of civilians lost their lives. This made the whole world realise and understand the importance of peace. “The definition of peace has changed in the last hundred years. “Today, peace does not only mean ‘no war’. There is a need to work unitedly to address issues such as terrorism, climate change, economic development to social justice through universal cooperation and co-ordination. Development of the poorest of the poor is the real indicator of peace,” Modi said. On climate change, the Prime Minister said people only have to look back at the glorious past and the rich traditions for remedial action and have to understand the lifestyle of the tribal communities who live in consonance and in close coordination with nature.”The tribal community believes in very peaceful and harmonious co-existence but if somebody tries to harm and cause damage to their natural resources, they do not shy away from fighting for their rights,” he said.Modi cited the example of Gurbachan Singh, a farmer from Punjab who during the marriage of his son, told the bride’s father to promise him not to burn stubble in their fields.He mentioned about the farmers of Punjab’s Kallar Majra who are mixing the stubble with the soil by ploughing their fields rather than burning. “A small constructive step plays a vital role in creating a positive environment.”Modi recalled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s contribution in keeping India united and said the nation will pay him tributes on his birth anniversary on October 31 by inaugurating his world’s tallest skyscraping statue. Lauding the performances of Indian sportspersons in the Asian Para Games and Summer Youth Olympics, he said the country was setting new records not just in the field of sports but also in “uncharted areas” and stressed on the “4S” — spirit, strength, skill and stamina — as key elements in the field of sports as the core foundation of the nation.Recalling the successful organisation of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2017, Modi said India was hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar between November 28 and December 16. Mentioning about ‘Self 4 Society’ portal which has been launched with a view to motivate employees of IT companies for social activities, Modi said their dedication and vigour can make every Indian feel proud. The Prime Minister congratulated Sikkim for winning the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award, 2018 for encouraging the sustainable food system and said the northeast region has made grand progress in organic farming.–IANSbns-rak/shs/mradvertisementlast_img read more

Stars Announced For WE Day New York Welcome

first_imgWE Day, a series of inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world, announces the initial list of speakers, performers and presenters attending the first-ever WE Day event in the tri-state area, WE Day New York Welcome, on April 6, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall.Alongside partners, led by Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation, Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft, WE Day New York Welcome brings together 6,000 local change-makers, inspirational speakers and world-renowned performers to celebrate their commitment to taking action on social issues.Hosted by multimedia icon, Angie Martinez, a cast of new faces and returning WE Day favorites will take the stage this year, including Martin Luther King III, Daya, Talib Kweli, Rowan Blanchard, Winnie Harlow, Buzz Aldrin, Jordan Fisher, Paula Abdul, Mia Farrow, Darren Criss & Computer Games, Skai Jackson, Jordan Smith, J.R. Martinez, Celebrity Marauders and more. This star-studded lineup will join international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change and energize the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire another year of change.“WE Day is such an inspirational event—learning about the amazing initiatives my fellow peers are undertaking to support each other and help build stronger communities is exactly what gives me inspiration to try and make a difference in the world,” said Multi-Platinum singer, songwriter, and recording artist Daya. “I cannot wait to attend my first ever WE Day in New York and celebrate the power of young people and the leaders of tomorrow.”Darren Criss, actor and member of indie pop-band Computer Games stated, “I’m proud to say that WE Day New York will be my fifth WE Day. Witnessing so many young people get excited about creating positive impacts in the world, and be so passionate about raising awareness for social issues- this is why I keep coming back to WE Day. It serves as an inspiration and reminder that no matter what your age, you too can make a difference.”WE Day New York Welcome is a true community celebration, sharing inspiring stories of New Yorkers taking action to earn their ticket to WE Day. Besty Nwachukwu and Dejanae Johnson are two 7th graders who are passionate about supporting their local community and inspiring their peers to join in. They are leaders in bullying prevention, serving as volunteer peer counselors for the Blue-Light Program to help resolve conflict within their school and community. They also work with various other local programs including Girls Empowered and Motivated for Success — a program dedicated to self-esteem and self-empowerment of young girls, and Project Boost — a program that teaches young people to embrace cultural experiences. Besty and Dejanae are shining examples of change makers in the tri-state area.“WE Day celebrates the amazing young people who have taken action at home and around the world to create sustainable change for a better tomorrow,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “Standing in a stadium full of passionate youth will affirm your belief that real change can happen — and is happening every single day right here in the New York. This past school year more than 340 schools and groups around the tri-state area made an incredible impact in their own backyards and in communities around the world through their commitment and passion for change.”WE Day is part of WE — an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others. Through the yearlong educational program WE Schools, WE provides schools and community groups with educational resources and student-led campaigns designed to enhance existing social initiatives or spark new ones. Youth involved with WE Schools are challenged to make an impact on at least one local and one global issue, and are supported with curricular resources, service campaigns, and mentorship programs to help them become change-makers. To celebrate their efforts, students are invited to WE Day, earning their tickets through action.In the 2015-2016 school year, students and educators from across the tri-state area helped lead remarkable social change. Nearly 4,000 students from across the region improved their communities through WE Schools by raising awareness and fundraising for local and global issues such as poverty, hunger, education, youth rights and the environment. Students in the after school program at The El Peunte Williamsburg Leadership Center, for example, raised awareness about the homeless population and fundraised to support local families facing homelessness by making and selling 50 handcrafted bracelets and raised $100 to create care packages which they distributed at local parks, fast food restaurants and the Brooklyn Public Library.In a 2015 study, current and former WE Schools participants were 2.5 times more likely to have a long term commitment to a social cause, 2.3 times more likely to use their professional skills to solve social problems and 1.2 times more likely to report that they had voted in the prior election than their non-participant peers.You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day — students from across the country earn their way by the actions they take on one local and one global cause of their choice. WE Day is free of charge to students and educators, thanks to the generous support of partners led by Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation, Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft.WE Day is supported in the tri-state area by Co-Chairs Carolyn Everson, Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance; and Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG US.WE has been empowering young people to transform communities at home and around the globe for over 20 years — now the organization is also empowering individuals and families across the nation to “live WE”. The first ever WE Day New York Welcome: Friends and Family event will take place on April 6 at 7 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall following WE Day New York Welcome. WE Day New York Welcome: Friends and Family will feature inspirational speakers and world-renowned performers, coming together to share their personal stories of leadership and triumph including Paula Abdul, Buzz Aldrin, Mia Farrow, Jordan Smith, Martin Luther King III, J.R. Martinez, Celebrity Marauders and more. WE Day New York Welcome: Friends and Family is designed to help families bring the power of change into their homes by bonding around causes that truly matter, raising caring and compassionate children, and setting family members on a path for success.Anyone can find their place with WE and commit to making a change in the world. The first step is to take the WE Pledge at WE.org. By taking the pledge, participants join the WE community and make a commitment to “live WE” every day. For every pledge taken on WE.org, $10 will be donated to local and global programs.last_img read more

Alberta First Nations look to make history mobilizing vote in upcoming federal

first_img(Attendees listen to candidate pitches at Maskwacis First Nation forum Wednesday. Brandi Morin/APTN photo.)Brandi MorinAPTN National News For the first time in its history an Alberta First Nation is going to take part in a federal election.The Tsuu T’ina Nation near Calgary established its first ever polling station at the Grey Eagle Resort.Tsuu T’ina spokesperson Kevin Littlelight said the momentum started to build when they decided to get engaged during the last provincial election. The motivating factor, he said, was because the previous Progressive Conservative government in Alberta was what he described as not very Aboriginal friendly.“We could smell change in the air,” said Littlelight. “The provincial election was the biggest turnout of Aboriginal voters ever. The push was for change for Aboriginal people and for Albertans, and we were a part of that change.”Across Alberta it appears First Nations are becoming more involved than ever and plan to show it on Monday before polls close.Maskwacis First Nation in central Alberta held its first ever federal candidates open forum at Samson Cree Nation’s Howard Buffalo Memorial Center earlier this week.Throughout the evening approximately 100 people showed up to listen to pitches from the Liberal and NDP candidates, the Conservative and Green candidates didn’t attend.Tara Cutarm, one of the event organizers, said she was impressed by the turnout and noticed a significant number of youth in attendance.“It made me feel hopeful,” said Cutarm. “And grateful seeing the youth be so interested in attending the forum. It gave me pride in the fact that there are youth caring at that young age not only for themselves, but for all of us…I am hoping First Nation’s youth storm the polls and take this country back because it’s their future that’s going to be impacted.”In Enoch Cree Nation, directly west of Edmonton, elder Irene Morin said they are also working hard to ensure high voter turnout there. Morin said she took the initiative to make arrangements with the nation’s transportation coordinator to use the local school buses to transport voters to the polling station at the local arena and is using a specialized bus for elders. The organizing of transporting community members to vote during an election is also a first for Enoch. “This time we want to make sure that the voters get out and vote,” said Morin who added that she’s never seen a push like this for Aboriginal engagement in a federal election before. “I think the main reason is that First Nations want to lend their support to a party other than the Conservatives…I think that’s the feel all over.”Morin plans to spend most of Monday volunteering at the polling station. Ermineskin Cree Nation Chief Randy Ermineskin said getting people to polling stations has been a problem in the past. This election has encouraged Ermineskin to be more innovative in finding ways around those kinds of challenges. Council unanimously agreed for the band to organize rides to and from the polling station with the community’s passenger van to those without transportation. This kind of action to help usher people to the polls is unparalleled.“If we want to engage them (community members) we need to provide access to transportation,” said Ermineskin. “It’s going to be a busy day for everybody that’s going to be involved and we’re working on the logistics of what that’s going to look like.”Ermineskin said he’s noticing something stirring in the community in regards to Monday’s election and there’s a sense of urgency being felt to participate in choosing Canada’s leadership.“I think because talk of our issues are falling on deaf ears,” said Ermineskin who will be encouraging other Maskwacis leadership to rally their members to vote in the coming days. “It’s time we start to rise up and let people know we need to participate.” bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

The Jabra Elite 65t hits an alltime low 8999

first_img Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 13 Photos Amazon CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Tags reading • Jabra Elite 65t deal: One of our favorite AirPods alternatives slashed to $89.99 (Update: Sold out) Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand 11 Headphones Apple See It $144 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It $159 Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements See It Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itcenter_img Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it Jabra Elite 65t Comments CNET I’m up early today, cheeps, continuing to put out the brush fire that was yesterday’s Cheapskate Mystery Box email snafu. (OK: email train-wreck.) I mention that simply because there’s a good chance this deal will sell out quickly, perhaps before the West Coast is even awake. But I have to share it, because it’s an all-time low on a popular product.Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the Jabra Elite 65t true-wireless sport earbuds for $89.99, with free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. They’re new, not refurbished. Retail price: $169.99. Best price I could find elsewhere: $139.99. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at WootAs regular readers know, there are now several zillion true-wireless earphones out there, with some wildly different designs, features and prices. For better or worse, we tend to judge them on how they compare to Apple’s AirPods (which are as notorious for their design as they are for their sky-high price).You won’t find the Jabra Elite 65t on CNET’s list of the best cheap AirPods alternatives, which is where I tend to focus my attention. However, it has definitely earned a place on the list of the best true wireless earphones, period.CNET’s David Carnoy first reviewed the 65t back in early 2018, and had this to say: “The Jabra Elite 65t are smaller and fit more comfortably than their predecessors. They sound excellent for truly wireless headphones, perform reliably and are great for making calls, with two microphones in each earpiece. Battery life is decent at 5 hours and the included charging case delivers two extra charges.”Granted, the landscape has changed quite a bit since then, but the 65t’s price hasn’t. So this is your chance to get what appears to be the best deal yet on a top-rated product.Your thoughts? Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $144 Share your voice • See All 2:30 Now playing: Watch this: Jabra’s Elite 65t earphones have some advantages over… Apple AirPods 2019 The Cheapskate $144 Applelast_img read more

Bigg Boss Telugu 3 Sreemukhi Army ready to storm social media even

first_imgTV anchor SreemukhiTwitterPopular TV anchor Sreemukhi has apparently got her army ready to storm the social media even before she enters the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 as her team has already started gathering her fans.Kaushal Army, a fan group of Kaushal Manda, had started campaigning on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram days after Bigg Boss Telugu 2 went on air. It became bigger and stronger as the show neared its finale. There were fans groups of Tanish, Geetha Madhuri and other finalists to counter it, but Kaushal Army was successful in making him the winner. Social media played a key role in his victory.Bigg Boss Telugu season 3 is set to start from July 21 and names of many celebs are linked with this season. Sreemukhi is rumoured to be entering the house as one of the 14 contestants. This TV anchor seems to have taken a cue from Kaushal Manda, as the Twitter page of Sreemukhi Army has been launched even before she entered the show. This page slowly intensifying its campaign for her.A guy created a Twitter page in the name of Sreemukhi Army in the last week of June. The admin’s first tweet read, “Welcome all @MukhiSree fans, from Now onwards this page dedicated to #sreemukhi fans. Retweet this tweet if you like #Sreemukhi in #BiggBossTelugu3 #Maatv #sreemukhi #SreemukhiArmy.”The admin’s next post made it clear about the intention of this page, as it claimed Sreemukhi to be the winner of Bigg Boss Telugu 3, almost a month before the show goes on air The admin of SreemukhiArmy‏ page tweeted added, “Welcome to #BiggBossTelugu3 #SreemukhiArmy already decided that @MukhiSree only the title winner for this year #BiggBoss3 season. Love your attitude and pure heart.”Sreemukhi gave it an official confirmation about this page, by liking one of its first two posts. Soon after this, Ravi Kiran‏ (@Ravikrn36 Jun 27) tweeted, “@MukhiSree So its been officially confirmed by #sreemukhi that she is going to enter the #BiggBossTelugu3 official news leaked by #Sreemukhi herself via twitter by liking her fans tweet as #SreemukhiArmy very news for all sreemukhi fans…”Sreemukhi started her career as television anchor with a show called Adhurs. Today, she is known for hosting Super Singer, Saregamapa Li’ll Champs, Drama Juniors and many other hit reality TV shows. She made her acting debut films with 2012 movie Julai, which featured her as Allu Arjun’s sister. Later, she became a lead actress with Prema Ishq Kaadhal. She is one of the busy stars in films and TV industry.It was rumoured recently that the makers of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 are paying Rs 50 lakh to Sreemukhi as her remuneration per week A fan named Naveen Kumar‏ (@Only_Naveen) tweeted, “Sreemukhi is yet to sign the agreement. Participation of her in #BiggBossTelugu3 is not confirmed. Rumours regarding her remuneration of 50 lakhs per week are fake. Wait some more time. #BiggBoss3Telugu #BiggBoss.”last_img read more