Any person who has become conscious of the existence and presence of God has experienced the most important and heart shaking of experiences. Suddenly, the world and that individual s place in it takes on a completely different aspect and meaning. So many people wander through their journey of earthly life without discovering what that meaning is they are born, grow, eat and drink, mate, age and die, without ever realizing that their physical components of atoms are as minute and insignificant as those of one tiny ant lost on a huge planet; but these atoms are only the temporary belongings of a soul which inhabits a vastly different plane of existence. A believer becomes a believer when some inkling of that reality enters his conscious mind. The person may never have thought about God at all or realized that the faith of others was relevant; or that person may have prayed routinely and out of familiar duty for years. The moment of realization, if it comes, is different for every individual. But once it comes, life changes forever for that individual. It is not only the overwhelming realization that there really is a God, an Almighty and Supreme Being, but that the power and heart of this Being created and now maintains all that exists, encompasses the entire vastness of all the universes, and yet at the same time is aware not only of each person as an individual, but of each ant, and of each microbe that may live within the body of that ant. Prayer is an acknowledgment of our absolute dependence on God on one hand, in contrast to God s absolute power on the other. The act of prayer puts us in our true place, and also acknowledges God s rightful station. Prayer, then, is not the wishful thinking or illusions of the pious but is actually acceptance of things as they are; in prayer, consciousness is the ultimate degree of realism; and the apprehension of reality, in turn, is the most excellent of all actions.
On the face of it, the proposition requires little justification. The toll exacted by the war in Ukraine has been onerous, and whilst there has been no major fighting in five years, the economic and humanitarian burdens remain considerable, and the risk of wider conflict persists. Moreover, recrimination and pressure now characterise the relationship between Russia and those whom its leadership acidly calls our Western partners . In the political establishment, the most eminent figure determined to break the mould is France s president, Emmanuel Macron, who has spoken eloquently about the need to tie Russia and Europe back together .1 But examples of restlessness can also be found within the expert community, where some have turned the search for compromise into a duty bordering on obsession. The latest report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) is an elaborately even handed example of this genre.2 It is hardly incidental that Ukraine s not so experienced president, Volodymyr Zelensky, believes that ending the war with Russia is his most urgent task.More or less explicit in these approaches are three premises. The first is that the risks of compromise which must by definition entail some modification of Western (and Ukrainian) policy pose fewer dangers than the indefinite prolongation of the status quo. The second is that such a prolongation is not in Russia s interests. The third, which does not necessarily follow from the second, is that negotiation of a mutually beneficial compromise is within the bounds of realism. The second proposition is the key one, because Russia s interests are the fulcrum upon which these calculations turn. Unless Russia is willing to end the war on terms that others can accept, these approaches are most unlikely to produce the results intended.
A series of posts on the Reflections in War and Society blog will begin May 15, published by the Dale Center for the Study of War amp; Society at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). On March 31, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the Covid 19 pandemic is the worst crisis since World War II because the virus threatens every nation. Other world leaders joined him in making that historical comparison. At the epicenter of the pandemic, President Xi Jinping invoked the People s War, fought against the Japanese Army during World War II, to explain how China would win the battle against the disease. Queen Elizabeth II, in a rare broadcast, urged her subjects to emulate the discipline and resolve that Britons displayed in World War II. President Donald Trump said U.S. efforts to fight the virus called for shared sacrifices like Americans had made during World War II, drawing a parallel between young men volunteering to serve in the military and workers sleeping on the floor of PPE factories. These historical references to a global conflict that symbolizes duty, unity, and above all victory make sense for leaders who need to rally their countrymen, but one has to wonder: are they true?
When we reached Collectorate, the men on duty shooed us away. So we came back to Sabarmati. Here, we were told registration had started, so we went backMar 23, 2020
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tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app LONDON: England paceman Liam Plunkett has said the outbreak of the coronavirus has made his abrupt exit from international duty ”irrelevant ”.The 35 year old Surrey quick helped England lift the World Cup last year, taking three wickets in a thrilling final against New Zealand at Lord ''s.That remains his last international appearance, however, with Plunkett disappointed at not being offered an England limited overs central contract for the 2020 season.But with Britain currently in lockdown in a bid to combat the pandemic, with the start of the season delayed until May 28 at the earliest and the possibility of further postponements likely, Plunkett was philosophical about his England career. ”Cricket doesn ''t look so big now, ” Plunkett told the Sunday Times. ”All the stuff about me not being picked for England, it ''s irrelevant. ”I was disappointed, but I 've got no need to speak about that now. Like everyone, I want my family and friends to be safe, and that ''s all I 'm worried about. ”Plunkett, formerly of Durham and Yorkshire, said cricket, together with sport in general, would bolster national morale once lockdown restrictions were lifted. ”Sport is going to have an important role to play. Cricket will be a spectacle (when it comes back). People are going to be glued to it. ”It will be interesting to see how keen people will be to go to the grounds, but it could be like a Super Bowl, everyone sitting around watching live sport. It might get really big audiences. ”
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Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) said that the field staff will be briefed about a possible ISIS attack on personnel deployed for COVID 19 duty. "Police personnel deployed at various pickets, barricades in Delhi in connection with maintaining of law and order in Delhi during the COVID 19 duty may be targeted by suspected ISIS operatives. The field staff may be briefed accordingly," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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Normally, they are everywhere, on your news channels, sending out press releases and videos, making announcements, getting interviewed, holding press briefings or getting themselves photographed in self promotional activities. Ever since the coronavirus crisis hit India two months ago, they have vanished from public view. Social distancing was meant for the public, not for ministers in charge of crucial ministries to practice public distancing. In this hour of what is probably the greatest crisis the country, and the world, has ever faced, we should logically be hearing more from the health minister, the finance minister, the home minister and above all, the prime minister. In America, President Donald Trump, who hates the press (barring Fox News) holds a daily press briefing where he is asked some probing questions about his government s response to Covid 19. In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a daily press briefing as well till the virus infected him as well. Subsequently, the health secretary and other medical experts have replaced him. In Spain and Italy, their leaders and health ministers are speaking daily to the public, informing them of what steps are being taken and what the public should avoid. In contrast, Narendra Modi has appeared twice since the outbreak began to address the public, once to announce the janta curfew and the other time to announce the lockdown. Mann ki Baat did not require him to face a camera. No one has seen the Health Minister, who happens to be a qualified doctor, speak to the public except on a Town Hall video conference hosted by NDTV which, in any event, was in English. He has tweeted, again in English, about demonizing health care workers but as Union health minister it is his moral and ethical duty to be speaking to the public more often and answering questions from a public entrapped in fear and panic, preferably via regular press conferences. The Home minister who plays such a crucial role in the imposition of law and order and discipline has not been seen at all, despite the agonising sight of thousands of migrants crowding bus stands and walking in large groups on our highways. As The Telegraph noted, The lockdown is on but the bid to break the chain of transmission has not succeeded in containing one question. Where is Union home minister Amit Shah, the country s new Iron Man ? The question hangs in the corridors of power amid the Covid 19 pandemic, with Shah s absence from the frontline leaving many wondering about his role in the battle against the virus. Shah the second most powerful leader in the ruling dispensation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has so far been engaged in merely tweeting to hail the measures taken by the government or sending advisories to states. If the coronavirus disaster has taught us one thing it is this: there is no bigger weapon to combat a national crisis and show that the government is doing everything in its power to help its citizens, than transparency. Without transparency there is no trust, something which many governments have learnt to their everlasting regret. Many countries refer to transparency not only as the right to access information, but also as a tool for enhancing government efficiency and accountability. In a time of national crisis, that is required more than ever. Talking of information, we have seen precious little of the minster in charge of dispensing it, Prakash Javdekar. Maybe he is following his own advice which he tweeted last week, saying that watching Ramayana during the shutdown of the country is the way forward
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Remastered is already finished and 60 new maps are coming to Modern Warfare suggest the latest rumours.This is all getting a bit silly at this point. It s only Tuesday morning as we type this and already there have been three Call Of Duty leaks, and considering the accuracy of all the preceding ones there s a very good chance these are true too.
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This debate, however, lacks important context: Many U.S. citizens are already voting online at home and abroad. In fact, 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia allow some voters to return absentee ballots via email, while five others permit some voters to do so using a web portal.We are election officials in two states that require us to offer an online method to some of our voters. For these voters, the argument is not an academic one, but an issue of necessity traditional voting methods simply don t work for those living abroad, deployed in the military or those with disabilities. As election officials, it s our duty to stand up for the constitutional rights of our citizens, whatever their circumstances, and the reality is that online voting dramatically improves the opportunities for these two groups to engage with our democracy.
Renewable Energy Clean Energy and You Children s Health Federal and State Policy The Midwest California Utilities Coal, Natural Gas and Nuclear EWG s Energy Research Archive DONATE SIGN UP EWG: NEXT LEVEL ENERGY DONATE SIGN UP As Electric Vehicles Boom Globally, Federal Policy Is Holding Back Growth in U.S. More carbon dioxide emissions come from transportation than from generating power, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. In 2017, transportation accounted for 29 percent of total carbon pollution, just ahead of the 28 percent from the power sector. And a recent report from Environment America shows that well over half of transportation emissions come from light duty vehicles such as cars, SUVs, pickups and vans.
Last April the previous Conservative led government laid out populist but controversial proposals to lay a duty of care on Internet platforms, responding to growing public concern about the types of content kids are being exposed to online.Its white paper covers a broad range of online content #8212; from terrorism, violence and hate speech, to child exploitation, self harm suicide, cyber bullying, disinformation and age inappropriate material #8212; with the government setting out a plan to require platforms to take "reasonable " steps to protect their users from a range of harms.
While it is only a teaser trailer which gives away very little in way of what we can expect from Season Two, the confirmation of the return one of the franchise''s favourite characters, Ghost, has got fans all in a tizzy.The return of Lt. Simon Riley heralds a new dawn for the complete reboot of 'Modern Warfare' after his infamous murder at the hands of General Shepherd in the original series left fans reeling.
The deal, signed between Alphabet Inc s Google and video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc, gives YouTube the rights to broadcast the new Call of Duty League and the already popular Overwatch League, which was broadcast on Amazon.com Inc s Twitch for the past two years at a reported cost of $90 million. As part of the agreement, Google will provide cloud infrastructure for Activision s online games. Financial terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed.Gaming is a significant new frontier for Google. Last year, it released a game streaming service called Stadia, which lets people play games through the internet without having to buy a console or high powered computer. YouTube has always been a major destination for watching people play video games, but the company is trying to take even more territory by poaching well known game players from Twitch.
New Delhi: This year has been a landmark one for mobile gaming, with more battle royale games like 'Free Fire' and 'Call of Duty: Mobile' coming to the small screen right in your palm.'Free Fire' was the most downloaded game of 2019, according to mobile market data and analytics firm App Annie.
This year has been a landmark one for mobile gaming, with more battle royale games like Free Fire and Call of Duty: Mobile coming to the small screen right in your palm. Free Fire was the most downloaded game of 2019, according to mobile market data and analytics firm App Annie. The top downloaded games of 2019 included the hyper casual title Fun Race 3D, as well as Subway Surfers which has also become the most downloaded game of the decade."This was the year for online gaming as it saw an accelerated growth with large audience participation. The exponential rise in online gaming was all because of smartphone adoption since smartphone users reached an all time high of 3.3 billion worldwide," said John Dong, Director, Tenda, a leading provider of networking devices.