Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to MessengerMessengerMessenger Share to TelegramTelegramTelegram By AuthorIANS Published: 1st Jul 2020 5:25 pmNew Delhi: Aiming to capture 15 percent market share in India in the next three years, French consumer electronics brand Thomson on Wednesday launched the latest range of the Oath Pro series of Android TVs in 43 inches, 55 inches and 65 inches, starting at Rs 24,999.Designed in Paris and Made in India ', OATH Pro TVs use the official Android 9.0 as its operating software and houses display resolution of 3840X2160 with in built speakers along with HDR technology. The TVs will be available starting July 5 on Flipkart.
His latest novel, Serotonin, was published in an English translation earlier this year, and was promptly analyzed by numerous critics and public intellectuals across the country. Houellebecq s novels are largely set in either the present day or near future, and his focus on a certain kind of male alienation is both compelling and chilling (a 2018 article in The New York Times noted that Houellebecq s work largely anticipated the incel movement). He doesn t shy away from hot button topics: religious fundamentalism (particularly as it relates to Islam), sexual frustration and issues of class suffuse much of his work. The New Republic s review of his novel Submission cited that novel s protagonist as possessing traits belonging to many a Houellebecq character: isolated, cerebral and sometimes loathsome. Reading Houellebecq means dealing with an often surreal blend of reactionary politics and sexual libertinism and if your first instinct is to find those impulses contradictory, you ve identified one of the chief tensions that makes its work bracing. It s not coincidental that Houellebecq s rare foray into nonfiction is a consideration of the life and work of cosmic horror pioneer and infamous racist H.P. Lovecraft it takes a polarizing author to know one, apparently.
More than 2,500 items of PPE have been delivered in recent days, with another 5,500 items on order for delivery shortly.The organisation has 13 co ordinators covering Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Carnoustie, Monifieth, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Glamis.
Six MLAs, including Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot and Gopal Rai, took oath as ministers in the newly sworn Delhi Cabinet on Sunday.Sisodia has been Kejriwal''s deputy since he became the chief minister and he is expected to retain the position. Senior AAP leader Satyendar Jain, who was re elected as the Shakur Basti MLA in the February 8 polls, served as the health minister in the previous AAP government. He is also likely to retain his portfolio.
NEW DELHI : Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will take oath today as the Delhi Chief Minister along with his cabinet of six ministers. Kejriwal has retained all the cabinet ministers who were part of his last government.While the designated Ministers will be taking oath along with Kejriwal, the Department allocation is yet to happen.
NEW DELHI : Delhi Chief Minister elect Arvind Kejriwal will retain all the Cabinet ministers who were part of his last government, the AAP said.Speaking to IANS, an Aam Aadmi Party leader said all the Cabinet ministers will take oath on February 16 along with Kejriwal.
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
IT TOOK TERRENCE MALICK 30 years to become one of the most revered American arthouse film makers, and only eight to become a punchline. After reaching the apex of his career with The Tree Of Life (2011), winner of the Palme d Or and considered by many critics one of the finest movies of this decade, Mr Malick veered into a flighty, experimental phase. He shot a loose trilogy To The Wonder (2012), Knight Of Cups (2015) and Song To Song (2017) across overlapping schedules, with no script, amassing hundreds of hours of footage. Those films depicted ponderous soul quests, held together with clunky voiceovers; they alienated all but his most diehard fans. In a rare public appearance in 2016 Mr Malick confessed that the relative cheapness of digital technology had made him indulgent on these projects.Now he is back with A Hidden Life , a biopic of Franz J gerst tter, an Austrian farmer who refused to pledge an oath of loyalty to Hitler during the second world war. (The title comes from George Eliot s Middlemarch , praising the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs .) The film s historical weight, straightforward narrative and modern day resonance give the director a courage of conviction absent from his last few efforts. Mr Malick uses a familiar pastoral setting to expand on a key theme of his work: what it means to live a good, moral and harmonious life in a time of conflict.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia''s prime minister in waiting Anwar Ibrahim has been slapped with fresh allegations of homosexuality and alleged sexual misconduct by his former assistant, potentially the third formal sodomy charge against the 72 year old leader since 1998.Muhammad Yusoff Rawther, a former researcher working out of Anwar''s private office, revealed on Wednesday that he made a statement under oath dated Nov. 19 alleging that the former deputy prime minister requested sexual favors and attempted to attack him in the latter''s home in Kuala Lumpur.
The BJP on Saturday said the move to end President''s Rule in Maharashtra, that was followed by the oath ceremony of Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister, was legally sound as it has been done under Rule 12 of the Allocation of Business Rules 1961. The rule says the Prime Minister can take a call on the matter to "meet a situation of extreme urgency or unforeseen contingency".
POLAND HAS a president and a prime minister. But Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, is its true ruler. From party headquarters on Warsaw s Nowogrodzka, above a pool club, PiS has moved Poland in a strikingly illiberal direction since coming to power in 2015. At parliamentary elections on October 13th, PiS is offering voters lavish handouts, social conservatism and what Mr Kaczynski calls the fight for Polish dignity . Liberals loathe the party s tactics and much of what it stands for, but polls suggest that PiS is on track for a remarkable re election win.Four years ago the party took Poland by storm. It defeated the centrist Civic Platform, which had governed since 2007, and became the first party to be able to govern the country without the need for a coalition since the overthrow of communism in 1989. Within weeks, it had moved to place the public television broadcaster and the constitutional tribunal in the hands of sympathisers, triggering a lengthy dispute with the European Commission over the rule of law. Later, it tried to overhaul the Supreme Court by lowering the retirement age for its judges, forcing around one third of them to retire early (under pressure from the EU, this change was later reversed). Some of PiS s changes echo ones introduced in Hungary by its prime minister, Viktor Orban, who shares its disdain for EU restraints. What sets Poland apart from other countries is the comprehensiveness and cumulative effect of the ways in which liberal democracy is being undone , argues Wojciech Sadurski, of the University of Sydney, in a new book Poland s Constitutional Breakdown .
The summary, which is a not a ;verbatim transcript; but rather a collection of ;notes and recollections; from staffers listening to the call, comes after a whistleblower in the U.S. intelligence community filed a complaint in August regarding the leaders; conversation. According to reports, the whistleblower was concerned that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President and current Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Trump and others in his orbit have alleged without evidence that, while he was Vice President, Joe Biden blocked Ukrainian officials from investigating his son Hunter Biden;s business activities in the country. The Washington Post has reported that, ahead of the call, Trump told his Administration to withhold $400 million in military aid for Ukraine, which is fighting a separatist movement in the country;s east. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry regarding Trump 's actions. The move marked a reversal for Pelosi, who had been reluctant to embrace an impeachment inquiry despite the vociferous support of several prominent progressive Democrats. "This week, the President has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically, " Pelosi said. "The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the President 's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections. " While a major political movement, Pelosi 's move merely put her imprimatur on an investigation that was already underway.
Chandigarh, Sep 13 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said that the National Capital Region Planning Board has given nod to the sub regional plan of districts Karnal and Jind.Ambala, Sep 13 (UNI) With assembly elections approaching, the Congress party has come in active mode as newly appointed state party president Kumari Selja and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would undertake a state wide visit to strengthen the party.
The swearing in ceremony was held at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan where Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhry, the senior most judge of Himachal Pradesh High Court, administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at a simple but impressive function The 72 year old leader has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for five terms and also national vice president of the BJP. He had served as MOS under former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and incumbent Narendra Modi in his earlier term.
In a programme held for almost three hours, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Alok Tiwari participated and went through the entire station premises along with other officials. They tried to explain several groups of people on the hazards of plastic use. The DRM has administered the oath to the railway staff that they will adhere to the principle of single use plastic ban. He himself removed several plastic covers in the vicinity of station. The station is known for its cleanliness and winning several awards for the last three years, got third place and received award from Union Jal Sakthi Minister last week in New Delhi. This was also evident from the fact that only a little amount plastic covers and used water bottles were seen on platforms.
Quinton de Kock will captain the team in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who will be in India for the Test series. But the Proteas have enough experience of playing T20 cricket in India, courtesy IPL For the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), this will an opportunity to honour Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful Indian captain in Test cricket
Graham says one of the biggest remaining mysteries in the Trump Russia saga that needs to be unraveled is who told President Obama about the counterintelligence investigation into then candidate Trump. The South Carolina Republican wants answers from the former president. As part of his probe, Graham is prepared to call former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to testify.
McClain and her wife Summer Worden have been involved in both a divorce and custody battle. Worden reportedly filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and another with the NASA Office of Inspector General, alleging that McClain attempted to steal her identity after accessing Worden s bank account while on a six month mission on the International Space Station.McClain admitted to NASA s inspector general under oath that she did access the account, however she was only checking the family 's finances like she always did with Worden s permission. She claimed that she did not move, transfer, or withdraw any funds.
Vince McMahon and his fellow chiefs would be loath to let the masked veteran leave especially for the Tony Khan backed company.