Members of the Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party have said there should be less apology for Germany;s Nazi past and other periods of its history should be celebrated instead. German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks in front of the main railway entrance to Birkenau as she visits the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland on December 6, 2019. (John MacDougall AFP) Nothing can bring back the people who were murdered here. Nothing can reverse the unprecedented crimes committed here. These crimes are and will remain part of German history and this history must be told over and over again, she said. ;Remembering the crimes ... is a responsibility which never ends. It belongs inseparably to our country,; Merkel said. ;To be aware of this responsibility is part of our national identity, our self understanding as an enlightened and free society, a democracy with rule of law,; she said. Merkel said Auschwitz ;demands that we keep the memory alive;. She expressed Germany;s enduring ;deep shame in the face of the barbaric crimes committed by Germans here; in Auschwitz Birkenau, where a million Jews lost their lives between 1940 and 1945. ;There are no words to express our sorrow,; she said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel commemorates in front of the death wall during a wreath laying ceremony in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Germany, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Merkel attend an event in occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Auschwitz Foundation. (Photo Markus Schreiber via AP) Addressing Holocaust survivors present, she added: ;I bow my head before the victims of the Shoah.;The chancellor also addressed a rise of anti Semitic and other hate crimes in Germany in recent years, saying they had reached an "alarming level ".
The image, showing more than two dozen trainees with their arms raised and faces blurred, was released Thursday by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. A line of text reading ”Hail Byrd ” tops the picture, which an agency spokesman said was a reference to the trainees; instructor.Before the photo was made public, the agency ''s secretary, Jeff Sandy, released a memo describing the image of Basic Training Class Number 18 as ”distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive, and completely inappropriate. " He wrote that the picture ”betrays the professionalism I have seen time and time again displayed and practiced by our brave correctional employees. ”
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New Delhi (India), Dec 6 (ANI): In a bid to ensure that children in tribal areas are not deprived of quality education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will put in place an extensive network of more than 400 new 'Eklavya Model residential schools' by 2022 across the country."We are developing an extensive network of 'Eklavya Model residential schools in the country. By 2022, more than 400 such new schools will be opened," said Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gujarat, through video conference."The Central government is working for the education of tribal children with special emphasis on their skill development. The scholarship schemes for the tribal children have been made more transparent and more opportunity is provided to them for their education," he added.The Prime Minister said that small things are being taken care of in these schools, which are meant for tribal students."We are paying attention to every small thing like holidays are granted in these schools on tribal festivals. As a result, the drop out rate has decreased and the tribal children are also happy," he said."These schools are also being developed to provide them with modern sports facilities," said Prime Minister Modi.Stressing on the need for the government and the society to strive collectively to make the schemes a success, Prime Minister Modi said: "In my view, the government efforts alone are not sufficient. The government and society should collectively strive for making such schemes a success."Prime Minister Modi also shared the idea of pairing private and public schools wherein students from the rural background will learn from their urban counterparts and vice versa, thus boosting the idea of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat'. He also congratulated Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan for spearheading the 'Ekal School Abhiyan' which aims to promote the education among rural and tribal children, and appreciated the Sangathan volunteers for their role in nation building by imparting education and awareness to more than 2.8 million rural and tribal children who reside in the remotest locations across India and Nepal.Congratulating the Sangathan on reaching the figure of 1 lakh schools across India, the Prime Minister said that working with passion, dedication, and commitment turns an impossible goal into an achievable one. He highlighted the fact that the Sangathan has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize due to its commitment towards social service and for being an inspirational role model for the whole country.The Prime Minister noted that the Union Government is also working enthusiastically for better education and skill development in India. Schemes like scholarship for scheduled tribes' children, Poshan Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush, and school holidays on the occasion of tribal festivals, etc., have helped not only in checking the school dropout rates but also promoted the holistic development of children.The Prime Minister remarked that as India completes 75 years of Independence, the success of Ekal Sangathan will help in realising Mahatma Gandhiji''s ideals of Gram Swaraj, social justice of Dr BR Ambedkar, 'Antyodaya' of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda''s dream of a glorious India.Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in the integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal India and Nepal. The main activity undertaken in this movement is to run one teacher schools, known as Ekal Vidyalayas, all over India, in the remotest rural and tribal villages to take the education to every child. (ANI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Indian banking sector is much stronger" than before as a result of the government s moves to merge and recapitalize banks. Three four decades earlier when banks were nationalized, there was a lot of celebration. We found that (having) so many banks has its disadvantages. We needed strong banks, not so many in number," Modi said in his inaugural address to the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Gandhiji said that we have to sacrifice greed to create an environment for all to live with dignity"Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday exhorted all people s representatives to uphold the teachings and philosophy of non violence, honesty, cleanliness and service to the masses to ensure that all live peacefully with economic independence.
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Following a successful trial of IBM and Airbuses space faring AI companion CIMON, an upgrade version of the free floating AI has been launched aboard a rocket bound for the International Space Station, where it will assist the crew in their experiments.Developed in a collaboration between Airbus and IBM, Crew Interactive Mobile Companion or CIMON is a round device, weighing 11 pounds with IBM s artificial intelligence Watson technology integrated. The structure is made out of metal and plastic that has been created using 3D printing. CIMON is capable of facial and voice recognition, as well as orienting itself in zero gravity.
Nearly 750,000 lights synchronized to holiday music light up the area #8212; the largest display of its kind in the Midwest. It also features more than 1,300 feet of garland and a beer keg tree comprised of 225 beer barrels.Holiday Lites shows will take place each Friday and Saturday from Friday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 21. Shows run every 20 minutes, beginning at 4:40 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. at the Miller Visitor Center at 42nd and State.
Measuring 0.67 by 12.1 by 7.7 inches and weighing in at 2.9 pounds, the Spectre x360 13 is one of the smallest laptops we've seen that includes both a 360 degree convertible hinge and a 13.3 inch touch screen. To fit everything into such a small chassis, HP put incredibly thin bezels around the display, resulting in a 90 percent screen to body ratio. The company''s designers also had to increase the hybrid''s thickness, up from the previous model''s 0.57 inch.
Unnao, Dec 7 (UNI) Following the Unnao rape victim''s death in New Delhi''s Safdarganj hospital after she was set ablaze by the five accused, the Hindunagar Bhatan Khera village in the Bihar area here wore a deserted look.Srinagar, Dec 7 (UNI) Taps, drains and water bodies near banks, were frozen in summer capital, Srinagar, where people witnessed coldest night of the winter so far at minus 3.
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.
This Cyber Week sale is offering some stellar discounts already, but you can save up to 10% extra by using the appropriate promo code during checkout. Orders over $999 can save 5% with code HOLIDAYPC, while orders over $1,399 can save 10% with code HOLIDAYPC10.
Contrary to expectations, most vegetables are still selling for over Tk 40 per kg, remaining out of reach of common people. Prices of vegetables remain high throughout the year except for winter. Lower income people like us eagerly wait for this time to these delicacies, but the prices are yet to come within our reach this season, said Md Rashed, a rickshaw puller in Chawkbazar Kitchen Market.
According to the Phnom Penh Post, farmers from the Sa ang district s Kandal province claimed that the price of bok choy had dropped to 500 riel per kilogramme, while cauliflower was only 1,500 riel per piece.Two weeks ago however, bok choy was selling for 1,200 riel per kilogramme, while cauliflower was going for 3,000 to 4,000 riel per piece.
If you plan a visit to Wolf Haven International in Tenino, Washington, there;s a good chance you may see some wolves, but you should know: There is no guarantee.While a visit without any sightings may sometimes result in a letdown for visitors, that ''s by design. Welcoming roughly 10,000 visitors per year, the facility is a sanctuary, not a wild animal park or zoo. According to Wolf Haven sanctuary ''s co manager, Pamela Maciel Caba as, that means that the animals ' preferences and welfare always comes before human wants and desires. "If the animals want to be seen, it s their choice. "