He also reasserted his controversial claim that Prince Charles was cured of COVID 19 with Ayurvedic treatment and added that the heir to the British crown is denying it because Ayurveda is not accepted in the West. Naik had earlier said that a Bengaluru based practitioner had treated Charles.Prince Charles has denied it because he might be having some problems in admitting it. His country does not recognize Ayurveda, Naik said in an interview to PTI.
I think we are open No matter your sexual orientation, you re welcome to come work in Singapore 377A remains on our legislation and it will for some time, but it has not inhibited people from living here, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Smart Nation Summit held on 26 June 2019 (Gorey 2019).In 2007, Singapore repealed a law that criminalised consensual sex against the order of nature with any man, woman or animals (Ling 2010). While the move was intended to decriminalise forms of heterosexual sex, it also decriminalised queer sex. The government, however, retained Section 377A of the Penal Code that criminalises sex between men, under grounds that Singapore was mostly a conservative society and the majority of its people still found homosexual behaviour unacceptable (Ling 2010). Singapore s judiciary has retained 377A and rejected claims of its unconstitutionality (Tan Eng Hong v Attorney General 2012; Lim Meng Suang v Attorney General 2015). Voices in favour and against the criminalisation of homosexuality in Singapore are strident. This heated debate led to an uncommon yet ambivalent pronouncement by Prime Minister Loong, who argued that while Section 377A will be retained, it will not be enforced (Straits Times 2007).
As NASA prepares to send the first woman and next man to the Moon with the Artemis programme, the agency, for the first time in more than four years, has begun accepting applications for future astronauts.
As NASA prepares to send the first woman and next man to the Moon with the Artemis programme, the agency, for the first time in more than four years, has begun accepting applications for future astronauts.
Onward follows Barley and Ian Lightfoot (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland), two elf brothers living in a once magical world who try to bring their father back to life for one day using a magical staff he left behind for them. During their adventure, they encounter Specter (Lena Waithe), a cyclops and a police officer, who at one point mentions that she has a girlfriend. Though that detail doesn t take up a significant part of the plot, the character is still the first Pixar character to ever openly reference their homosexuality which is definitely a step forward toward increasing acceptance toward the LGBTQ community.Unless you live in Russia, apparently. Onward doesn t hit theaters there until March 5. But according to the Russian film database KinoPoisk, some fans have already seen the dubbed version. And they say the film has been edited so that Specter mentions a partner instead of a girlfriend.
;With Alfred Bauer, it is probably the case that certain voices raised (his Nazi links) at the time, but it was swept under the carpet and is only coming out again now,; IfZ director Andreas Wirsching told AFP. Whitewashing While the festival wrestles with its own history, a number of films on the program set out to challenge dominant narratives about the past. In ;Speer Goes To Hollywood,; which premiered in Berlin this week, Israeli director Vanessa Lapa documents the efforts of Nazi architect Albert Speer to whitewash his image after the war. The highest ranking Nazi not to be sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials, Speer;s memoirs later became a best selling book and never made Hollywood film project. Using conversations between Speer and producer Andrew Birkin, Lapa subtly exposes the absurdity of the architect;s reputation as the ;Good Nazi.; ;Speer is a good example of how long an accepted Nazi perpetrator could tell his own story as if he and those in his milieu didn;t have so much to do with it,; IfZ director Wirsching told AFP. Whitewashing the past is also an issue in Brazil, according to director Marco Dutra, whose film ;All the Dead Ones; is up for the Golden Bear in Berlin. Brazil;s far right president Jair Bolsonaro has claimed racism is ;rare; in the country and recently appointed Sergio Camargo as head of the institute for Afro Brazilian culture #8212; a man who has said slavery was ;beneficial; to those of African descent.Dutra takes the opposite view with "All the Dead Ones, " which is set in late 19th century Sao Paulo, a decade on from the abolition of slavery.
Answer: The Church provides a clear answer to this question: a Catholic is not permitted to become a Mason. The reasoning behind the prohibition requires some explanation. First, we will consider a brief history of Freemasonry, then, what the Church has declared regarding Freemasonry, and finally, we will look into the theological significance of the Church s practice.From Cathedrals to Lodges In the Middle Ages, stoneworkers (masons) organized themselves into guilds to build cathedrals throughout Europe. When cathedral construction declined after the Protestant Reformation, however, many guilds began accepting non stoneworkers to increase their memberships. After the continued decline of stonework, masonic guilds became fraternal organizations to discuss politics and philosophy.
Are all ghosts or spirits, even dangerous ones, basically sad entities is a question which many people curious about the afterlife ask time and again. The question takes different forms such as do hauntings occur because the dead people who haunt a place or a person had a sad life on earth or is it only sad spirits who cannot move on and so on. And then there are those, of course, who trash such questions or any questions associated with the afterlife because they don t believe that an afterlife or the supernatural or paranormal exist. Incidentally, the Ancient History Encyclopedia, the largest and most popular history Encyclopedia which in 2019 logged 25,186,614 visitors on the internet, provides an interesting take on this subject.According to the Encyclopedia The journalist John Keel, who investigated many so called paranormal events and is best known for his book The Mothman Prophecies , once wrote that there is no such thing as the paranormal or supernatural . After citing a number of strange events which people have experienced throughout history, Keel observed that what people in the modern day call paranormal or supernatural events are actually normal and natural aspects of life on earth. The world of spirits, ghosts, and souls appearing from an afterlife, according to Keel, may be just as much of a reality today as it was to the people of the ancient world; the reason people no longer accept ghosts as a part of life is simply because a world that operates that way is no longer recognized as valid.
Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer warned against LGBT rights being eroded and stressed of the importance of Labour party members leading the fight against hate.
On the same day that disgraced homophobic rugby star Israel Folau made his debut for Catalns Dragons, English rugby union team Harlequins held a Pride day to celebrate LGBT folk in sports.
NEW DELHI : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has stuck to its earlier recommendations sent to the department of telecommunications (DoT) on base price and valuation of spectrum for the upcoming auction, including those for 5G airwaves. Trai has recommended the reserve pricing after taking into account the feedback and comments from various stakeholders and has given that to the government. The government has also apparently accepted those reserve prices and it is for the government to decide the timing of the auction. Stakeholders will decide whether they want to participate in the auction or not," Trai chairman R.S. Sharma said on Wednesday.
A number of Female officers demanded commanding posts after getting a permanent commission. Their plea, however, has been opposed citing #8216;greater family demands; and the danger of them being taken in as prisoners of war. The composition of rank amp; file being male, and predominantly male drawn from rural background, with prevailing societal norms, the troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command , the Centre said in an affidavit that essentially discriminates women in official policy.
The Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it would donate up to $100 million to help combat the outbreak of a new coronavirus (2019 nCoV) that erupted in China s Wuhan city in December and has so far hospitalized over 24,000 people globally and killed 492, as of Wednesday.The Gates Foundation said the funding will be used to improve detection, isolation and treatment of people diagnosed with the virus and protect at risk populations in underdeveloped regions, such as Africa and South Asia.
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year for some, but for non binary people and queers it can be tough going home to family whose acceptance levels of LGBT people might be ... varied.
Ibrahim Balic found that it was possible to upload entire lists of generated phone numbers through Twitter;s contacts upload feature. ;If you upload your phone number, it fetches user data in return,; he told TechCrunch.He said Twitter ''s contact upload feature doesn ''t accept lists of phone numbers in sequential format likely as a way to prevent this kind of matching. Instead, he generated more than two billion phone numbers, one after the other, then randomized the numbers, and uploaded them to Twitter through the Android app. (Balic said the bug did not exist in the web based upload feature.)
In the pantheon of American military commanders, Curtis LeMay stands out as one of the more controversial individuals. His gruff, no nonsense, yet pragmatic approaches to strategic bombardment and airpower leave most people either admiring his aptitude or loathing his methods. The author of the Japanese fire raids in the closing months of World War II, LeMay s actions provide one of the clearest examples of total war and unrestricted bombing. His ability to get the most out of his command became a hallmark of his leadership acumen. General Curtis LeMay (A.Y. Owen Getty) With the dropping of the atomic weapons from strategic bombers, many believed warfare had entered a new age rendering conventional military operations obsolete or at least a very distant secondary to air centric campaigns. Subscribing to this new vision, LeMay took charge of Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1948 and served as its commander for an unprecedented nine years until 1957. During this time, he oversaw Strategic Air Command s growth not only in terms of size and numbers but also in increased lethality and capability. Commanding the most destructive military force ever assembled, LeMay functioned as the catalyst and the fulcrum, which made Strategic Air Command a primary symbol of American military might. With this view of the future, LeMay calculated that the very nature of warfare in the atomic age had to be based on offensive actions with no room for defensively based policies. Trevor Albertson s Winning Armageddon addresses how and why LeMay viewed an atomic preemptive attack as a viable strategy in the emerging Cold War environment. Following the war, a new paradigm developed, which argued the initiator of an atomic aerial assault had a distinct advantage over the defender or a retaliatory strike. Fearing Strategic Air Command s fleet of bombers might be caught on the ground and vulnerable to a Soviet attack, LeMay believed the same risk existed regarding American national infrastructure and its cities. Given this possibility, LeMay insisted the only good defense was a good offense. However, LeMay fortunately failed to convince the nation s leadership to change the stated policy regarding nuclear weapons. In this vein, Albertson s main argument addresses LeMay s quest for a preemptive attack policy and his advocacy of it to the nation s leadership. In this vein, the author comprehensively addresses the Strategic Air Command commander s push for preemption despite resistance from other elements of the defense establishment and the Federal government. From LeMay s cold warrior perspective, a preemptive policy was the only viable method to ensure Strategic Air Command s combat capability while guaranteeing the nation s safety before the Soviets possibly destroyed them both, most worryingly in a kind of surprise attack akin to Pearl Harbor. Albertson, a former Air Force intelligence officer and former Air Command and Staff College instructor, demonstrates a full understanding of Strategic Air Command, the Air Force, and their roles in the early cold war years in the work s 227 pages. His technical discussion in five well constructed chapters makes for not only a fast read, but an entertaining one. With well annotated endnotes and extensive bibliography, Alberston shows a mastery of the topic only a few academics in this field can match. The work is largely a collection of the Strategic Air Command commander s actions and words encouraging a preemptive policy in both public and classified venues. Loaded with quotes, speeches, and references by LeMay advocating this policy, the author makes a clear and well documented assessment of the Strategic Air Command commander s viewpoint regarding nuclear preemption. Using primary source material, Albertson sets a high bar for works of this nature. Instead of using well trodden secondary sources, the author dug extensively in various archives to support his argument. Albertson also provides new insights into LeMay s offensive mindset. While addressing LeMay s strategic imperative, the author also delves into his effective leadership focusing on troop welfare, quality of life, and realistic training a point many treatises on LeMay fail to address. LeMay consistently demonstrated his concern for the people in his command even if it was only a way to increase performance. Albertson does a credible job of addressing what some might see as the Strategic Air Command commander s use of a softer side to foster the best performance possible. As the book addresses LeMay s advocacy for preemptive strategy almost singularly, the detour regarding troop welfare initiatives is a welcome addition. Given the work s focus on LeMay s push for a preemptive strategy, the author might have addressed more of the challenges Strategic Air Command faced early under LeMay s tenure. When LeMay took over in October 1948, the command lacked much of an atomic capability. Although the book subtly hints via the subtitle this is a treatise of the command, a discussion regarding the development of Strategic Air Command s capability quickly falls to the wayside. Instead, the book maintains its focus on preemption and LeMay s drive for its acceptance. While the author mentions this in his preface, the singular thrust regarding preemption omits discussion of the myriad of problems LeMay had to fix in addition to troop morale. Early on, Strategic Air Command suffered from a lack of ready airframes, maintenance efforts, training, and competence at almost every level. Inclusion of these efforts might have underscored and even highlighted LeMay s efforts to build a preemptive capable force. Despite this omission, the book is an excellent contribution to the historiography of the early Cold War, Strategic Air Command, and LeMay, making it a must for any student of the cold war. Albertson helps provide more insight into Strategic Air Command leadership during LeMay s tenure while illustrating the commander s thought process and quiet, yet aggressive, style of leadership. The author s excellent use of primary sources adroitly illustrate his thesis and fills a void in the current historiography. The book is a worthy and needed addition to the current historiography regarding the Cold War and strategic nuclear bombardment. John M. Curatola is a professor of history at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. The views expressed in this article are the author s alone and do not reflect the official position of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. This article first appeared at Real Clear Defense. Image: Flickr. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Mumbai, 18th Dec, 2019 : Erotic music video WAMBAM, is launched at Linekkraft Sahara Star, Mumbai. Wam bam is a western theme based song featuring Gital Patel, Priom Gujjar, Wicked Sunny and Rekha.Under the banner of Making Reeligion Prodcutions, the music is given by Shivang Mathur and lyrics by Shayra Apoorva.This sensual song is sung by Shivang Mathur and Subhechha Mohanty. Rishit Chauhan is the music producer and Chirag Chopra is the music assistant. Guru Khaab is the cinematographer, Neo Classic studios is editor of the music video and Nikhil Sharma is the choreographer. Prithvi Sharma has done the mixing and master, Chirag Chopra and Anurag Mohapatra are the vocal conductors. Costume by Shilpa Chourasia, styling by Nisha Kalsaniya and Makeup amp; hair by Rakesh Tiwari and Bhavana.
We ve passed Thanksgiving and are racing toward Christmas. Island author Phil Reppert has transformed the traditional telling of the Nativity into a modern day tale. He locates Nativity on East 7th: A New York City Christmas squarely in Manhattan s Lower East Side, which harbors his main characters. Reppert explains about the inspiration for his book, Many years ago I heard a Catholic sister give a wonderful Advent talk on the Christmas story. She said that each year we should approach the traditional spiritual story with fresh eyes and an open heart, seeing new and deeper layers of meaning in the characters and events of the first Christmas. She said, Listen to the story with your heart, place yourself in the story, and find out what it means to you today The book is a coming of age story for the 20 year old Joseph, the protagonist (an aspiring woodworker) and teller of the story. His journey leads him to discover that relationships and connection with others are what he is seeking. His bonding starts off with the Boys of Benny s an odd assortment of rough and tumble local bar characters from a Vietnam vet to an aging hippie to an EMT, who will come in handy for the birth scene in a night blizzard. The Boys of Benny s, the Shepherds, are the ordinary, everyday working folks, just trying to make it in life, Reppert says. But Joseph is soon drawn across the street to St. Francis Parish and the extraordinary couple who cook meals for the homeless, and the elderly activist priest, Father Jasper. Reppert found inspiration for this wise and compassionate man in a minister he heard preach one Sunday in New York City, the well known social activist the Rev. William Sloane Coffin. Reppert says, This was the first time I heard a minister speak so boldly on the unjust treatment of the poor and homeless in New York City, and the church s duty to speak out and act on their part, Reppert says. I must admit, Rev. Coffin, along with other theologians I read, had a great influence on the development of Father Jasper s character and mystique. One of the characters in the book says of Father Jasper, He is an addiction, he makes you high on love. Reppert completes his trio of wise men with a rabbi and an imam who show up at various times in the book. Reppert situates his story in Manhattan because, I love NYC for the cultural diversity, the energy, and the distinct neighborhoods. As a 20 year old, I spent a great amount of time in Greenwich Village, more in the East Village. And yes, on Friday nights I frequented a local neighborhood bar on East 7th Street, where old men sat alone at the bar drinking their whiskey and we kids played countless games of pool while drinking countless juice size glasses of beer. East 7th Street was a neighborhood made up of locals and newbies, working and professional classes, and people from all ethnic backgrounds. Reppert casts Mary as Maria, pregnant and alone in the world until she becomes involved in the parish. But as Reppert says, although outcast from her family, she approaches her challenging life situation with maturity, acceptance, hopefulness, and unshaken faith. He explained that his initial intention was to write a short, modern day Christmas story. I wanted to try something different for this particular Christmas because I d heard our kids complaints from last Christmas: Must we read it again? We know the story. The story I started to write was not a warm and fuzzy sentimental story, but a modern day story about the outcast, the persecuted foreigner, the poor and homeless, the working class, the politically oppressed. As I started writing, it morphed into something bigger, until the characters took a life of their own and I had no idea where the story was headed. The author continues, I started writing this composition just prior to the last presidential election, and it is an understatement to say that I was greatly affected by the lack of civility and ugliness in our country. Writing this novel was my form of journaling, not only a way to deal with my own anger and disgust, but to look deeply into my own complicity in the matter, my prejudices and egotistical tendencies. I have never before used fictional characters and scenes to imagine a world that could be different, a story where a new love is born into. In A Note from the Author at the end of the novel, Reppert writes, Christmas is the time where we are called to look deeper, rededicate ourselves, stretch our hearts open a little farther, reawaken ourselves to the divine love born into this world, incarnate in a little peasant baby, found in a manger, for Love never fails, Love never ends. Where there is love, there is hope. Nativity on East 7th: A New York City Christmas by Phil Reppert. Available at Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven, Edgartown Books, Cronig s Market, and online. You can learn more about the author at philreppert.com.
Theresa Caputo is the star of the reality television series ;Long Island Medium.; She is a lady with special gifts and the ability to talk to the spirits of people who have passed from this life to the next one. She;s lived the life of an ordinary Long Island housewife but she cannot deny the pleas of those from the astral plane to pass on messages to their loved ones. If you enjoy watching ;Long Island Medium,; then here are 5 other shows you would probably also enjoy. "Monica the Medium " is a reality show that is similar to "Long Island Medium, " with the exception that Monica is a college student who is trying to finish her studies. The series follows the life of Monica who uses her ability to talk to dead people to help those that are still in the world of the living. She was born with the ability to communicate with people who are in the spirit realm, but she had trouble accepting this ability as a gift until she was in college. It was initially a struggle for her but she came to the realization that it was a blessing that she could use to help improve the lives of others. The series launched in 2015 and it is based on a platform of the stories of the people who sought out Monica ''s help to communicate with their loved ones who had gone on before them. The depictions are not only engaging, but they are also emotional for those who are believers in an afterlife. The majority of cases bring about healing for those who are still alive and it ''s a very touching show that appeals to anyone who believes in the paranormal or those who are at least curious about the possibility.
Carl Icahn wants HP (HPQ) shareholders to agree to the takeover bid from Xerox Holdings (XRX). On Wednesday, Icahn wrote an open letter to shareholders and pressured them to accept Xerox s offer. HP has turned down Xerox s $22 per share takeover offer twice. The company said that the deal is undervalued.Icahn is among Xerox and HP s largest shareholders. While he already has a 10.6% stake in Xerox, he recently owned a 4.24% stake in HP. He wants to push HP to merge with Xerox. Notably, Icahn bought a stake in HP on November 13.