That s Axon Capital co founder Dinakar Singh giving a nod to the president and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a recent note to investors cited by Reuters.Trump, of course, has embraced that role, acknowledging he s had to be a cheerleader to avoid creating havoc and shock in a country with the world s highest number of infections and deaths.
Make no mistake, Indian men are rapidly jumping onto this trend, shedding all inhibitions and embracing something that was, till a couple of years ago, considered too feminine or even taboo. Just going by all the content out there, makeup for men is here to stay, so let s not kid ourselves by not acknowledging this trend.
India on Thursday made the normalization of ties with China conditional on the restoration of the status quo along the line of actual control, or LAC, and disengagement of troops, signalling a hardening of position amid a massive buildup of Chinese troops, tanks and artillery near the un demarcated border.New Delhi also warned that the continuation of tensions would damage ties, acknowledging for the first time Chinese troops massing along the 3,488 km LAC, in violation of a 1993 pact. In response, India, too, has sent in reinforcements, the foreign ministry said.
This is not about blaming one party or another that ruled Delhi in the last seven decades. There is plenty of blame to go around; and the problem predates independence. Each generation has compounded the challenge with the reluctance to discard the illusions that India s China policy has nurtured over the last century.Let us start with Rabindranath Tagore, who went to China in 1924 with the ambition of developing a shared Asian spiritual civilisation. Tagore returned deeply disappointed as radical groups, including members of the newly formed Chinese Communist Party, turned on the poet and his hosts for conspiring to divert Chinese attention away from the imperatives of modernisation and, yes, westernisation.
Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 2020 Primetime Emmys for ABC. What that show will look like, however, is still quite unclear.News of Kimmel ''s third go as Emmy emcee, announced by the network on Tuesday morning, comes a day after the Television Academy announced that the Creative Arts ceremonies would be going virtual mdash; simultaneously acknowledging that the likely limitations brought on by COVID 19 mean the main September telecast will likely be quite different from years past.
Amid the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality against the black community in the wake of George Floyd''s brutal death Hollywood celebrities have shared a new PSA. The campaign titled 'I Take Responsibility' aims at fighting racism by acknowledging white privilege. It features Kesha, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justin Theroux, Debra Messing, Sarah Paulson and Aaron Paul among others. The celebrities are heard addressing the issues faced by the black community and taking 'responsibility for turning the racist tide in America'.
If poetry was the literary form of the First World War, it was fiction that best expressed the reality of the Second. My next door neighbour for many years, Colonel Peter Peyman, was a veteran of Dunkirk. As a young subaltern he d fought in the rearguard and had been lucky to be evacuated. After his death his widow bequeathed me his small library of books on Dunkirk, all works of reputable military history. They are thick with marginalia: Rubbish , Never happened , Wrong I was there and so forth. One can read a sentence like, The 3rd battalion advanced under an artillery barrage and suffered many casualties and, while acknowledging that the 3rd Battalion must have indeed advanced, have no sense of what it was to undergo the actual experience of being part of that fatal manoeuvre. In writing about war and warfare, the subjective view always wins over the objective when it comes to answering the fundamental question: What Was It Really Like? And this is where the novel comes into its own. As if in response to this demand the Imperial War Museum has begun publishing a series of forgotten novels about the Second World War under the rubric of Imperial War Museum Classics (IWM). The criteria are fairly strict: the novels must have been written by people who directly experienced those aspects of the war they narrate and the books themselves must have literary merit . The first four titles were published last year and now we have numbers five and six: Fred Majdalany s Patrol (published in 1953) and Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day (1960). Each novel, in its own way, makes for singular and compelling reading, and not just because of the authenticity of the experiences related. Fred Majdalany s short novel is set in the North African desert in 1943, after the Allied invasion of Operation Torch. As the title suggests it is the account of one particular patrol undertaken by a handful of men led by an officer called Major Tim Sheldon with the objective of scouting out one small strongpoint in the German lines. In fact the ordering and assembling of the patrol and the patrol itself bookend a long flashback where Sheldon remembers his convalescence in Algiers after sustaining an earlier wound. He visits a brothel. He becomes obsessed with one of his nurses and they have a brief affair before he returns to the front. Majdalany himself served in the Lancashire Fusiliers in North Africa and Italy and like all the IWM novels Patrol reeks with the details, textures and felt life of unrivalled autobiographical information. However, what sets his novel apart is the way he gives the context of this tiny local engagement its full import in the great scheme of the war. One can see how the individual soldier is the unwitting agent of a complexity of military decision making stretching further and further away, back to distant generals at a distant HQ. In this instance the mission of this particular patrol is arrived at almost by happenstance. Some sort of patrolling activity is mooted by a brigadier to keep the men on their toes. A place name on a map catches an adjutant s eye; he lazily suggests it as an objective for no specific strategic reason. Army wheels are set in motion and, on one particular night, Tim Sheldon and six soldiers creep out into the darkness of the African desert to meet their fate. This is how Majdalany sees the process, cast in a powerful metaphor: To have a spear point you had to have a spear, though at times it did seem to take an awful lot of shaft to support very little point; but that was a prejudiced notion usually confined to those who chanced to be attached to the point rather than the shaft. The tone of this passage is typical and it also applies to Elstob s novel, as well as the other four IWM Classics published in 2019. Together these novels produce a remarkable harmony of voice: a world weary cynicism and resigned stoicism. None relies on any kind of martial heroism or the language of that trope to make its point. War is deeply boring and uncomfortable, and intermittently utterly terrifying. You can hate your fellow soldiers as easily as like them. The officers commanding you may well be arrogant fools and idiots. You feel no great antagonism towards the enemy and a baleful eye is cast on those back home . The battlefield in Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day is Normandy after the 1944 invasion. His alter ego is a young tank commander called Michael Brook. The Sherman tank that Brook commands has a crew of five and the novel is intimate with the relationships between the competing personalities on board. There is plenty of banter and the graveyard humour of men confined in a tiny shared space is underscored by the knowledge that the Sherman was outgunned and under armoured in comparison to the German tanks it was fighting. In his excellent introduction Alan Jeffreys reminds us that Shermans, susceptible to catching fire when hit, were nicknamed Ronsons after the advertising slogan used to pro mote Ronson cigarette lighters lighters that lit first time, every time . Beneath the coarse camaraderie is the knowledge that, when in action, the tank crew was in near permanent, acute, potentially fatal danger. It added a very dark edge to their wisecracks. Warriors for the Working Day is an exceptionally gripping account of what it must have been like to be a member of a tank crew as it fought its way through Normandy and across France towards the German frontier. It is a more conventional novel than Patrol, however. For all its pace and vivid colour Elstob has a tendency to reach for a clich rather too often and, like many novels of its era, relies on a kind of cor blimey demotic to convey character that hasn t aged well: They was windy that s what they was windy. They seen a few Jerry tanks and they said Oo la la we ve ad it and they scarpered orf ome. But the overall sensibility of Warriors is very similar to Patrol. Terms such as heroism, pluck, fighting spirit, derring do and the other indulgent euphemisms meant to spur on men at war are in short supply. Men do behave heroically but with little forethought, more as a matter of instinct and survival than with a view of anything legendary and glorious. Postwar, both Majdalany and Elstob had successful careers as writers. In addition to Patrol, Majdalany wrote a fine novel about the battle of Monte Cassino called The Monastery as well as writing military histories and working as a journalist for the Daily Mail. Elstob also wrote well received works of military history, but his progress after the war was altogether more rackety and unconventional. As an entrepreneur he and a partner made a fortune from a beauty product they invented called Yeast Pac. He was also a successful balloonist he almost made a transatlantic crossing in 1958 and for many years he was a stalwart vice president of the writers organisation English PEN. However, Warriors is his magnum opus, just as Patrol is for Fred Majdalany. But Patrol, I would argue, is more than just a grittily authentic voice from the front line; more than just a clear eyed, unromantic record of lived wartime experience. Majdalany is evidently aware of the many literary resources available to a novelist and his exploration of the mind of Tim Sheldon often verges on very cleverly handled, impressionistic stream of consciousness a stylistic choice not often found in war novels. Moreover, the book is shaped with deliberate knowingness, its structure carefully and cleverly coming full circle, allowing it to be ranked alongside that other great book about the North African campaign, Keith Douglas s remarkable memoir Alamein to Zem Zem (1946). One of the consequences of this Imperial War Museum series is that it permits us to see how the novel came to be the dominant literary form of the Second World War an intriguing contrast to the First World War, where poetry more or less reigned unchallenged as the way the imagination might engage with the conflict. Poetry was written by combatants between 1939 and 1945, but compared to the mass of excellent novels that were produced about the war it seems almost a pastime rather than a vocation. Perhaps this is to do with the fact that serious poetry after the First World War had become modern and difficult and therefore appealed to an intellectual minority, while the novel was democratic and flourishing. Also, the soldiers of the Second World War were better educated and better read throughout the ranks than their equivalents in 1914 18. Novel writing was not an elite pursuit. Confronted by the astonishing subject matter that they were living through, soldiers, sailors and aviators decided that the novel was the best medium to try to make sense of what they were experiencing the madness of a world at war as this superb series will no doubt continue to demonstrate. William Boyd s new novel, Trio , will be published in October this year Patrol By Fred MajdalanyImperial War Museum Classics, 192pp, 8.99 Warriors for the Working Day By Peter ElstobImperial War Museum Classics, 320pp, 8.99 Subscribe 1 per month This article appears in the 15 May 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Land of confusion
The porn actress, whose real name is Elizabeth Ajibola, began by acknowledging how good of a man he is and how he is different from the way he is being described.The woman even went ahead to state Tblakhoc is the type of man that should lead the Nigerian government.
The Liberals did not commit any new money at the Oakville, Ont., news conference, but said $3 million of a $20 million autism fund budgeted in 2018 will go toward the six initiatives. It #x27;s part of the Trudeau government #x27;s "autism spectrum disorder strategic fund, " which earmarks $9.1 million for community based projects.The pre election announcement comes after the uproar over the Ontario Progressive Conservative government #x27;s decision to change the autism funding model to give families a fixed amount of money determined by their income and their child #x27;s age. After months of protests and outcry, the province backed off from its plan in July, with the social services minister acknowledging the Ford government "didn #x27;t get the redesign right " and that they #x27;re reverting back to a "needs based " program.
Stephen and Moira Betts issued a statement that said the obituary for Connor Betts was insensitive in not acknowledging the terrible tragedy that he created. They said they wanted to reflect the son they knew and weren t trying to minimize horror of his last act.
Infosys reported 23.4 per cent attrition rate in the quarter ending June 30. This includes employees who were asked to leave during the quarter. In the last three months, the attrition rate was 20.4 per cent, while it stood at 23 per cent in the year ago period. ”The board is trying to understand why this is happening and address it. They do not see it as alarming yet. They would like the attrition rate to come down, ” a person aware of the matter told a financial daily. Acknowledging the high attrition rate, the company pointed out it was not affecting its services to clients.
The company looking to leverage on a marketplace for ridesharing revealed even more in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, acknowledging the depths of its recent losses as well as non binding relationships with both Lyft and Uber.Nonetheless, HyreCar is looking to generate $10.5 million through this offering mdash; or $12.075 million if the underwriter exercises its option in full mdash; with the net proceeds for expanded sales and marketing as well as customer support and technology investments to continue to grow its platform.
Vermont joined the ranks of other New England states that provide incentives for electric vehicles with Gov. Phil Scott s signature on June 14 on a yearly transportation bill.While acknowledging the impact will be small, advocates say the measure took important policy steps that lay the groundwork for further electric vehicle adoption that Vermont needs to address its climate goals.
Share on TwitterOpen share drawerBeyonc s historic Coachella set is preserved as a stunning live album that captures an artist at her peak, flexing her catalog and shining a light on the genius of black artists that came before her.Six solo albums in, six years after the surprise release of her self titled album, three years after the groundbreaking Lemonade, one year after the rap album she delivered with her husband, and we re starting to get it. We re starting to understand Beyonc Knowles Carter as a musician with unparalleled range, depth, and power: acknowledging her rapperly talents, her breathless musical ambition, her ear and eye for synthesis and abiding love for black culture. With the release of Homecoming: The Live Album, the 40 track companion to her headlining sets from last year s Coachella released as a documentary film with Netflix, we glimpse the artist at work during her peak in voice, physicality, and confidence reimagining and remixing her own catalog, decentering herself to shine a light on her influences and foundations.
Investors in debt mutual funds had a scare last week after Kotak Mutual Fund and HDFC Mutual Fund wrote to their investors acknowledging that they have exposure to securities of troubled Essel Group companies. While Kotak said it has returned nearly 99% capital of its Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) investors and will return more with accrued interest after a successful strategic sale of Zee in September 2019, HDFC MF said it has extended the date of maturity of one of its FMPs from April 15, 2019 to April 29, 2020.Generally considered safe for investment with funds parked in government and private sector debt instruments offering fixed returns, debt oriented schemes also carry a risk though not as high as equity schemes. For investors in debt schemes, it is important to know that if their debt MF scheme has invested in debt securities of a company that is not financially strong and is facing liquidity pressure, then their investments may suffer in the event of a default by that investee company.
Acknowledging this on its Issue Tracker, a Googler has revealed that there will be an option to customize notification swipe direction in a future Android release. The post was not clear enough to say whether this change will be implemented in a future release of Android Q beta, or if it will be a part of a different update.Google including such an option should not come as a surprise, though. The Gmail app has had notification swipe direction customization for a long time now you can choose from options like archive, delete, mark as read, snooze and more.
TwitterEmailLuke Perry in Beverly Hills 90210.Aaron Spelling Prod. Courtesy: Everett CollectionFacebookTwitterEmailThere s Hollywood hair, and then there was Luke Perry s magnificent do in Beverly Hills, 90210, the decade spanning teen turned adult soap that made the late actor famous. As bad boy with a tortured soul Dylan McKay, Perry sported a pompadour of dizzying definition. It was the cliffs of Dover, the billowing mists of Iguaz , a grand monument to the budding desire of millions of girls and boys who came of age in the early 1990s. And he wore it so well, so confidently, with just the faintest glimmer of amusement darting across his young Eastwood face. He seemed to know the show was silly, that his role was ludicrous. But he was still game, committed to acting under a wall of hairspray to the delight of so many.It s a rare teen idol who can handle that pressure with as much easygoing grace as Perry always seemed to simultaneously trying to distance himself from Dylan McKay while acknowledging what the character meant to 90210 fans; taking pride in his signature role because the other option, a futile one, was to hate it and try to push it away. Perry s post 90210 career was an erratic one, but interesting people did hire him creators like Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), David Milch (John from Cincinnati), and Quentin Tarantino (the upcoming Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood). Perry had also recently found steady work on another teen show, Riverdale, this time as a shaggy dad, rather than the heartthrob driving everyone wild. In his 50s, Perry s career took on a pleasing roundness; there was something comforting about the fact that he d be part of the current teen generation s consciousness too.
With 37,000 mail in ballots not yet returned, Chicago election officials on Monday talked openly about a nightmare scenario that suddenly looks real: a mayoral election so close, it drags on for days and even includes a possible recount.Election Board spokesman Jim Allen is not predicting that will happen. But he s at least acknowledging that possibility with 63,000 mail in ballots requested, only 26,000 returned, 1,000 not counted because of defects and a crowded field of 14 mayoral candidates that has left voters confused.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been plagued by several issues relating to both hardware and software since their launch. Whether be it memory management, a display notch bug, or a failing Pixel Stand, the Pixel 3 series seems jinxed and Google has now responded to fix some of its bad luck. Responding to the memory management issue that has been closing apps in the background for some users, Google says a fix is coming. Additionally, the tech giant has also confirmed that it will soon resolve the issue where Pixel Stand is not receiving notifications.The Mountain View company has finally released a statement, shared with 9to5Google, acknowledging the reported memory management issue of the Pixel 3 range, and confirming that a fix will arrive soon. We're rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to keep background apps from being prematurely closed in certain situations, Google said. This issue popped up right after the launch, wherein reviewers reported major issues with RAM management on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both of whom sport just 4GB of RAM.
Like every year, this year too the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) will bring together the who;s who of the entertainment industry. The gala event will celebrate the work of Hindi cinema and will honour those who stood out from the rest. Apart from acknowledging the talent, the three day extravaganza will witness members of Hindi film fraternity in their elements. Over the years, actors like Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have been entertaining their fans on foreign shores.While the actors prepare to leave for Bangkok, the destination of IIFA 2018, we answer all your queries about the glittery annual award ceremony.