Kumbh to generate ₹1.2 lakh crore: CII

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first_imgThe mega Kumbh Mela, which began on January 15 and will continue till March 4, is expected to generate a revenue of ₹1.2 lakh crore for Uttar Pradesh, according to apex industry body Confederation of Indian Industry. Although the Kumbh Mela is spiritual and religious in nature, the economic activities associated with it generate employment for over six lakh workers across various sectors, CII said in a report. The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated ₹4,200 crore for the 50-day Kumbh Mela this year, which is over thrice the budget of the Maha Kumbh in 2013, making the mega pilgrimage perhaps the costliest ever.Around 12 crore people are expected to visit the Kumbh between now and Maha Shivratri on March 4, when the Mela will come to a close on Maha Shivratri day. The hospitality sector aims at employing 2,50,000 people, airlines and airports around 1,50,000 and tour operators around 45,000. The employment numbers in eco-tourism and medical tourism are being estimated at 85,000, says a CII study. Apart from this there will be around 55,000 new jobs in the unorganized sector comprising of tour guides, taxi drivers, interpreters, volunteers etc. This will lead to increase income levels for government agencies and individual traders. Attracting a massive number of foreign tourists from various countries like Australia, UK, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, the Kumbh is a festival of the world. “The ‘mela’ is expected to generate a revenue of Rs1,200 billion for Uttar Pradesh, the state where it is being held, while neighbouring states like Rajasthan, Uttarkhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh will also benefit from the enhanced revenue generation with a large number of national and foreign tourists expected to explore other destinations. The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated a hefty amount of Rs 4,200 crore for the Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad, which has become the costliest pilgrimage till date. “The UP government has allocated Rs 4,200 crore for 2019 Kumbh Mela. The previous state government had spent around Rs 1,300 crore for the Maha Kumbh, which was held in 2013,” state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal said. The area of Kumbh Mela has also been doubled to 3,200 hectares as compared to 1,600 hectares in the previous melas. The Kumbh is a unique and massive gathering of both rural and urban population and also has a huge dispersal factor as people travel long distances across the country. In order to house this multitude, authorities have erected a mini-city of more than 4,000 tents. The city is being lit by installing over 40,000 LED lights, say local authorities. Overhauling of key infrastructure is being done, including upgrading nine railways stations and construction of a new airport terminal in Allahabad. The setting up of this new city in the huge Mela area involves 250 km roads and 22 pontoon bridges, which will make it the largest temporary city in the world. The Kumbh, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage, is thus expected to generate direct and indirect business activities, the fruits of which would hopefully benefit the economy not only of Uttar Pradesh, but that of India as a whole, the CII document says. The Kumbh at Sangam city Prayagraj, as Allahabad is now known, dates back to a hoary past, whose first mention of was made some 2,000 years ago by the Chinese traveler Hsuan Tsang who visited India during the reign on King Harshvardhana. Based on a complex astrological calculation, the alignment of the stars determines the time and place of the ‘Kumbh’ in one of the following four river-sites: Haridwar, Prayagraj, Nasik and Ujjain. It is a celebration of an ancient tradition — a dip in the holy waters where the mythical Saraswati, Ganga and Yamuna meet. These riverside festivals and the city that springs up around them are attended by millions, making the ‘Kumbh Mela’ the largest religious gathering, perhaps the oldest, and the largest temporary city in the world. Learned seers believe that a dip in the waters would endow an individual with religious merit. Masses of devotees gather on the riverbank to attain spiritual enlightenment, some in the belief that doing so will lead them worldly success, others simply to purify their souls. The Kumbh Mela gets its worldwide reputation as a mega-event not only because of the sheer number of people who attend the fair but also for a widespread display of cultural traits of a nation, which is bound by ties of faith and traditions. Around 12 crore people are expected to visit the Kumbh between now and Maha Shivratri on March 4, when the Mela will come to a close on Maha Shivratri day.last_img read more

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first_imgThe University has off-campuses in Mangalore andThe University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai (UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry. Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.In Manipal, these include educational facilities like the Simulation Lab with computer driven Manikins, an Innovation Centre, one of Asias largest health sciences libraries, one of the worlds best anatomy museums, a business incubation centre and various other centers of excellence.Academic collaborations and twinning programs with several universities in the US, UK, Australia and other countries ensure that students get international exposure and expertise.The MARENA, a massive indoor sports complex with five badminton courts, four squash courts, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a hi-tech gym and a walking track, reflects the universitys belief that a healthy mind needs a healthy body. Part of the Manipal Group, the University is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified, and has won the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007- 2008.The Manipal Group, a pioneer in higher education services with a 60-year-old legacy of excellence, also owns and operates campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean. Media Contact : Rozann Peter rozann@brand-comm.com +91-9916381514 PR Consultant Brand-comm Source: Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences PRNNewsWire PSadvertisementlast_img read more

Royals Nip The Yanks, 2-1

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first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derek Jeter was asked rather innocently whether he knew the Yankees had just gone 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position in a 2-1 loss to the Royals on June 8. “Nope,” he replied. “I do now.”Pause for a beat.“Thanks,” Jeter added with a chuckle.James Shields put most of those runners on base. He also left most of them there, the only run he allowed over six innings unearned. And when his bullpen took over, they allowed two more Yankees to get into scoring position, only to leave them stranded there.That included Ichiro Suzuki on second with the tying run in the ninth inning.“It was a game of missed opportunities,” Jeter said. “We had a lot of opportunities. Give those guys credit. We’ve seen Shields for years now and he’s as good as they come, especially with guys on base. He bears down.”The Royals have won the last seven games that Shields (7-3) has started, and he’s earned the win in four of those. The veteran right-hander may have lasted only six innings in this effort, but he out-dueled Hiroki Kuroda (4-4) while allowing only six hits to the punchless Yankees.“They’re always tough,” said Shields, who faced them for the 30th time, more than any other club. “They make good at-bats. It’s always a grind whenever you face them.”Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas drove in the runs for Kansas City. Aaron Crow escaped a jam in the seventh inning, and Wade Davis recorded the 500th strikeout of his career in a perfect eighth before Greg Holland survived a shaky ninth for his 18th save.The All-Star closer gave up a leadoff single to Suzuki and then sent him to second on a wild pitch. Holland kept his cool, retiring Brian Roberts on a fly out, pinch hitter Mark Teixeira on a groundout and then striking out Brett Gardner to end the game.“Shields battled his butt off,” Crow said. “You want to make sure he gets the win.”The Yankees failed to score more than four runs for the 10th consecutive game, though the not-so-aptly-named “Bronx Bombers” certainly had their share of chances. Not just in the ninth inning, either.New York stranded runners on first and second in the first inning. It loaded the bases with nobody out in the second and failed to score. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the third with a double and was left on third base. And Roberts was stranded after a fourth-inning double.In all, 10 of the first 12 outs Shields recorded were with runners in scoring position.While the Yankees were struggling to find a clutch hit, the Royals managed to string together the only real success they had against Kuroda with two outs in the second inning.Hot-hitting Salvador Perez, who cracked a three-run homer in an 8-4 win Saturday night, got things going with a single. Cain’s base hit drove in the first run and Moustakas, in the throes of another major slump, added another single to make the score 2-0.That was all the Royals could muster against Kuroda, who had been unbeaten in his last six starts. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three in seven innings.“The biggest thing is the team lost. That’s what is disappointing,” Kuroda said through a translator, “but I was able to go seven innings and keep the team in the game.”New York finally scored in the sixth, when Yangervis Solarte hit a double and reached third base on a passed ball. Suzuki drove him in with a groundout to shortstop.But given a chance to tie the game, the Yankees kept coming up empty.Their failure in the ninth inning came after Gardner sent a triple to the wall with one out in the seventh. Crow rebounded to get  Jeter on a ground out, and then struck out Ellsbury with a full-count pitch to leave the tying run 90 feet away.“The big thing is you can’t try to do too much,” Yanks Manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s the big thing for me.”(DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will launch at a reasonable price, confirms company

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first_imgSamsung this week revealed its quarterly earnings which did not sound too optimistic. The company registered a drop of around 4 per cent in revenue year-on-year and this is largely due to slow sales of its 2018 flagship Galaxy S9 which isn’t able to compete against more affordable competitors. The company’s poor performance is also a major reason why it is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than usual. During its earnings call, Samsung said that it will price the Galaxy Note 9 “at reasonable prices in order to maximise sales.”The Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled on August 9 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York. The company’s next flagship offering is expected to bring a premium design based on last year’s Galaxy Note 8 along with 2018’s flagship hardware such as a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM.While Samsung said that the Galaxy Note 9 will come at a “reasonable” price, it is still unclear what that term really means. Samsung could still price the flagship higher than its competitors, but it may come in lower than the Galaxy Note 8. To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India last year starting at Rs 67,900 for the 64GB storage option.Samsung will announce the official pricing of the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9, but there have been a few reports already that talk about the device’s pricing in Indonesia. As per a tipster, the 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will have a price tag of IDR 13,500,000 (approx Rs 64,400) while the top model with 512GB of storage will be priced IDR 17,500,000 (approx Rs 83,500) in Indonesia. If Samsung indeed plans to launch the Galaxy Note 9 at reasonable prices, then we could see its India launch come with a price tag cheaper tag Rs 67,900 seeing as how competitive the market is in the country.advertisementThe upcoming flagship is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the front with narrow bezels. The S Pen is also expected to see a redesign with some new functionalities. The device may also hold a bigger battery compared to its predecessor if Samsung is convinced it won’t repeat the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks open higher on Wall Street

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NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as technology companies and banks notch solid gains.Apple climbed 1 per cent early Tuesday a day after announcing a suite of new services to run on its devices. JPMorgan Chase added 1.3 per cent.Bed Bath & Beyond soared 25 per cent in heavy trading after The Wall Street Journal reported that the troubled retailer is being targeted by three activist investors.The S&P 500 index rose 22 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 2,821.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 220 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 25,737. The Nasdaq added 70 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 7,708.Bond prices fell, sending yields slightly higher. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.44 per cent.The Associated Press read more

Oil drops almost 2 to US10739 as fears of military intervention in

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 10, 2013 1:29 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oil dropped nearly two per cent Tuesday as support grew behind a plan for Syria to cede possession of its chemical weapons in a move to avoid a potential U.S. military strike.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery fell $2.13, or 1.9 per cent, to close at US$107.39 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was the biggest one-day decline in three weeks.Oil prices have been at elevated levels for two weeks following President Barack Obama’s call for military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad in retaliation for what the White House says was a chemical weapons attack against civilians.But on Tuesday, a diplomatic solution seemed at hand after Syria said it had accepted a deal pushed by Russia — and based on comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — to put its chemical weapons under international control for their later dismantling.As the Syrian situation develops, traders will be also monitoring fresh information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products.Data for the week ended Sept. 6 are expected to show declines of two million barrels in crude oil stocks and one million barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.A report on stockpiles from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration — the market benchmark — will be out on Wednesday.Brent, the benchmark for international crudes, dropped $2.47, or 2.2 per cent, to US$111.25 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline fell seven cents to US$2.74 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil lost five cents to US$3.07 a gallon and natural gas lost two cents to US$3.58 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) Oil drops almost 2% to US$107.39 as fears of military intervention in Syria ease read more

Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections UN chief stresses dialogue to ease

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A statement issued by UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said the Secretary-General has taken note of the results of the presidential election in Kenya, and of the announcement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Uhuru Kenyatta as President-elect. “He calls on those political leaders disputing the elections results to address election-related disputes through the relevant constitutionally mandated institutions,” said the Spokesman, adding that Mr. Guterres also called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence. According to the statement, the UN, in close collaboration with the African Union and other multilateral and bilateral partners, is fully engaged with Kenya’s political leadership and relevant stakeholders to facilitate the successful conclusion of the electoral process. read more

Windows Live Messenger will die to pave the way for Skype

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first_imgNow that Microsoft is beginning to fully leverage its acquisition of Skype, it sees no value in keeping its legacy messaging platform afloat. Windows Live Messenger, which many still refer to as MSN Messenger, will reportedly be retired in order to reduce confusion and fragmentation among users.For the millions of existing Windows Live Messenger users, there won’t be a major change. Rather, some day in the near future, they will simply be transitioned into Skype. In fact, the current version of Skype already allows users to log in with their Windows Live credentials.So in essence, all that is happening is that Windows Live Messenger is being re-branded as Skype, but beyond that, the official retirement of the Messenger name and platform will be a large step in Microsoft’s continuing and aggressive strategy to link all of its products and services together.Until recently, it was fairly uncommon for someone to use platforms from the same company for all their online interactions. You could have an Xbox 360 for gaming at home, but on-the-go you have an iPhone, and then when you need to IM someone you use Google Talk. The value proposition of using a universal platform for all those services hasn’t really been that great.In the Windows 8 era, though, Microsoft wants to change that. Skype is just one part of the overall strategy, but the hope is that soon you’ll have one account that you use to chat with friends on your game console, on your computer, on your smartphone, and on your tablet.According to The Verge, the official “retirement” of Windows Live Messenger will happen as early as this week.via The Vergelast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

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first_img Share Tweet Email1 Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3242025 By Cliodhna Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sean McCormack, who are you?! This morning the #JuliaRoberts mystery continued as @ryantubridyshow received another letter!! pic.twitter.com/iowoCXB27w— RTÉ Radio 1 (@RTERadio1) February 15, 2017 Feb 15th 2017, 9:05 PM 10,858 Views NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: RollingNews.iecenter_img PARTING SHOTRyan Tubridy was the victim of a hoax involving Hollywood star Julia Roberts.Last week he took to the airwaves to announce that he had received a letter from Academy Award-winning actress.However, Roberts’ attorney says she never wrote to Ryan Tubridy. Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Motion of confidence being debated in Dáil, breakthrough in bus disputes and Lidl stores to hit US. No Comments Source: RTÉ Radio 1/Twitter The State has offered an “unconditional apology” to a family that was harassed by gardaí.New documents show that the ‘admin error’ that led to allegations against Maurice McCabe was not reported as a HSE data protection breach.An international policing expert is to carry out a root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána.A Westmeath hurler passed away after becoming ill at a training session with his club last night.There has been a breakthrough in the Dublin Bus dispute as tomorrow’s planned strike ballot is called off.Ireland is being taken to court over waste water by the European Commission.A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a 19-year-old in a road crash in Co Monaghan five years ago.Lidl is opening its first wave of stores in the US this summer ahead of schedule, with plans to open up to 100 locations across the east coast of America within a year.An additional 2,600 J-1 summer work and travel visas will be allocated to Irish students this year.INTERNATIONAL President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joined by their wives first lady Melania Trump, right, and Sara Netanyahu. Source: Carolyn Kaster#US: The US president claims that his own intelligence services are behaving “just like Russia”.#UK: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson ‘did not have a brain tumour’ and died from a perforated ulcer.#NORTH KOREA: A female suspect in the murder of North Korean leader’s half-brother has been arrested. Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 9:05 PM Get our daily news round up:last_img read more

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban Doctors will be debating that

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first_img Short URL Share Tweet Email Friday 21 Apr 2017, 6:10 AM By Órla Ryan MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM all over Ireland will be in Galway today for the Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM.The annual conference began yesterday and will continue tomorrow, when it will be addressed by Health Minister Simon Harris. Source: IMO/TwitterSeveral motions are set to be discussed today, including a proposal to call on the government to legislate for an automatic ban from driving, “of appropriate duration”, for anyone convicted of drink driving offences, including first time offenders.The debate will be timely given Transport Minister Shane Ross’ proposed legislation that would mean anyone caught driving over the legal alcohol limit would get a minimum three-month ban. The bill has been criticised by some, including a number of rural TDs. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3348891 center_img Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM File photo Source: Shutterstock/Monika GruszewiczRoss has claimed the legislation could save 35 lives over the next five years, based on Road Safety Authority figures that show at least 35 people died in collisions from 2008 to 2012 in which involved drivers were found responsible due to alcohol levels at between 21 and 80mg/100ml.Ross recently told the Oireachtas Transport Committee: “So if people ask what good this bill will do, there is the answer. If we could prevent 35 deaths over the next five years, wouldn’t it be worth it?”This number of lives that could be saved has been disputed as it doesn’t take into account other mitigating factors, as laid out here.Future of healthcare Other motions to be debated at the conference today include:Urging the government to not limit the availability of medicinal cannabis products in any future legislation by restricting their prescription to consultants and the indications for which they can be prescribedCalling for the introduction of a tax relief system for debt undertaken to acquire medical trainingA proposal that the HSE and Department of Health will publish, on a weekly basis, details of the numbers of patients on trolleys, the number of cancelled operations, the readmission rate to emergency departments post-discharge and outpatient waiting list numbersA call for all health professionals to strongly support the HPV vaccination programmeThe future of healthcare in Ireland will also be discussed, including talks on financial investment and why so many young doctors emigrate to pursue a career abroad.Outgoing IMO President Dr John Duddy will address delegates this afternoon.Keep up to date with the latest news from the AGM by following @orlaryan on Twitter.Read: Over 50,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospitalRead: ‘It robs you of your very being’: Life with the invisible illness 10,889 Views 33 Comments Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway. last_img read more

Geeksplainer SpiderGwen

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first_img Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 We love ourselves some Spiders here at Geek. The Marvel Universe plays with so many different ideas for the vast and ever-changing Spider-verse that it’s become an epic lineup of its own. With Spider-Man (Peter Parker) leading the pack, spiders like Silk (Cindy Moon), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and others (Spider-Ham) aren’t too far behind. However, if there’s one Spider we HAVE to talk about (and who may be the best of all, don’t @ me) that stands in an alternative universe, we have to look at the one and only Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen.Before, she was the first love of Peter Parker’s life, with a tragic death in Amazing Spider-Man #121 (1973) that seemed to push his character into the main he is today. There wasn’t a lot to be known about Gwen Stacy in her regular verse since she was a very low-key yet important part of Peter’s life. Now, Gwen Stacy can’t stay dead for very long. She’s one fascinating character to play around with and talk about because she’s everything that is the opposite of Parker. Today, we’ll be looking a little more into one of our favorite spiders with a limited history behind her. Let’s dive in with some Spider-Gwen 101.Gwen Stacy weaved her way into the comics with the help of Dan Slott but executed by the brilliant masterminds writer Jason Latour and artist Robbie Rodriguez. Marvel’s Spider-Man editor Nick Lowe brought in Latour and Rodriguez on to create this insanely cool world for her. Stacy’s first appearance happened in Edge of Spider-Verse #2. In this, we move to Earth-65, where instead of Peter Parker getting bitten by the radioactive spider, Gwen takes that bite like a champion. She then beings the journey of the Spider-Woman. She tries to balance out her powers while protecting her normal life in the best way she knows how.For Earth-65, think of Earth-616 and flip it upside down. In this timeline, Gwen is a drummer with the band The Mary Janes, lead by Mary Jane Watson. Gwen’s dad Captain Stacy is a bit over an overbearing father as well as being the police captain. Peter’s journey in this alternative universe is very different. Peter and Gwen are friends, but he finds himself getting bullied at school. He doesn’t want to feel that hopeless anymore, so he transforms himself into The Lizard. The Lizard becomes one of Spider-Woman’s first casualties and like all things never meant to be, he dies. You think this is a lot? This is just the beginning of what happens to our favorite girl.After Edge of Spider-Verse’s success with this new reincarnation of Gwen as Spider-Woman, her stories and popularity soured into the mainstream of the Spider-Verse. In fact, after the events of Edge, she becomes an important and recurring part in the Spider-Verse storylines. She receives a Spider-Totem that’s able to cross and travel into other Spider-worlds. Gwen would be back in her universe soon enough and nuzzled in her own series with Latour and Rodriguez, taking that origin journey and spinning it into gold. Spider-Gwen’s run would have her fighting classic Spider-villains like Vulture. It would have her up against alternative versions of our favorite characters such as Cheif Frank Castle and Matt Murdock (Kingpin). She’s also been infused and served time being Venom-fied in her run as well.Of course, with great storylines, comes great powers and personality. Gwen’s so different from her original character portrayal that this brand over Gwen completely overthrows what she was before. (Never forget though.) One thing I forever admire about Gwen in Latour and Rodriguez’s run is how vulnerable she is. She’s a gritty version of her former self. Gwen is sarcastic and bold, which makes her prime uncharted and extremely exciting territory to create from.However, Gwen, at the point of her conception, was still learning and figuring her shit out. Gwen’s no doubt has made a TONS of mistakes. She picks herself back up and learns from them the best way she knows how. She takes after the many incarnations of the Spiders we’ve come to know and love in that regard. Sure, this may come at the cost of always becoming unmasked every once in a while, but Gwen stands to be a trooper. She makes a notable appearance in whatever Earth-U she’s apart of. Also, Gwen’s a music nerd and struck up an adorable romance with Miles Morales. A girl after my own heart.Her powers mirror that of Peter Parker but with some things that are uniquely different. She’s supplied with unlimited shooters formed by the moisture in the air gifted to her by Janet Van Dyne. She also isn’t a highly skilled fighter, leaning most of what she knows from Kung-Fu movies as everyone should. Gwen also has a great handle on being agile and using her body to her advantage. She’s also skilled at problem-solving that varies from her dad being a detective.There are so many comics that have come out in the past few years that chronicle the life and times of Spider-Gwen. Latour and Rodriguez have wholly given her so much uncharted territory that it’s hard to stop once you start. If you’re looking to get into Spider-Gwen, here are some comics that come highly recommended to give you the boost into her world.No doubt you have to read her debut into the world with Edge of Spider-Verse #2. After Edge of Spider-Verse, head into the broader world of Spider-Gwen Vol. 1: Greater Power. Sadly, the ending of Spider-Gwen has already come, but what better time to start binging the whole series. You’ll also want to pick up Spider-Women where Spider-Gwen teams up with Silk and Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In A Tree, because you want to read the cutest romance in the world right? That’s what I thought.Spider-Gwen is a highlight within gameplay for Marvel Heroes as a team up, and later, playable character in the game voiced by Ashley Johnson. She also appears in other games like Avengers Alliance, Marvel Future Fight and Contest of Champions. In animation, she’s seen in the Ultimate Spider-Man VS. The Sinister 6 show voiced Dove Cameron. Cameron also returns to voice Gwen in the upcoming film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, starring Captain Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Inferno, Patriot and America Chavez. You can catch it on Disney XD on Sunday, September 30th at 10 pm. You can see Gwen on the bigger this holiday season alongside Miles Morales and Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The equally adorable Hailee Steinfeld will voice the character as she swings into that Spider-Verse this holiday season, December 14th.Since her incarnation, Stacy has come into her own with a resurrection that only a Marvel character could dream of in this comic age. She’s gained such a badass reputation that keeps her in the running of being one of the best Marvel creations. She keeps inspiring with her biting humor, learned movie Kung-Fu and agility that puts every other Spider to shame. So, now you know all about Spider-Gwen! You guys better get started reading those books before December 14th.See our complete review of the new Spidey game. Catch all the tips and tricks too. Read up on the fab Silk aka Cindy Moon. And stay on top of all Marvel news here. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp Google+ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Championship match Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE posted the following highlights after Smackdown Live in Omaha.Asuka vs. James EllsworthSAnitY attacks New DayBecky Lynch vs. Peyton RoyceAJ Styles vs. Aiden English, Rusev attacksTeam Hell No takes on The Usos in their first match in five yearsFor more videos from Smackdown Live, visit WWE’s YouTube channel.center_img Twitter WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Facebook WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) last_img read more

Man facing child porn allegations a second time

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first_imgA former Washington substitute teacher — convicted in 2014 in King County for possessing child pornography that was discovered on his computer by a service technician — is now facing allegations in Clark County under nearly identical circumstances.Kurtis L. Kasner, 75, of Vancouver made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He is also accused of violating his community custody. Kasner reported he is under supervision by the Department of Corrections in the 2014 case, court records show.According to an October 2014 story in The Seattle Times, Kasner had been a substitute teacher since 2000 in the Northshore School District, which covers the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and parts of unincorporated King County. He also was a school teacher in California for 30 years before moving to Washington.In the 2014 case, Kasner had purchased a new computer, but it wasn’t operating properly so he took it to be repaired. The technician assigned to work on it discovered the images of child pornography, the Times reported.Most recently, Kasner sent an external hard drive to a computer repair company, which discovered child pornography on the drive, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Clark County Superior Court.last_img read more

Anchorage police arrest dozens in Operation Midnight Sun

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first_imgAround 100 uniformed and undercover officers, including aerial support from Alaska State Troopers, were split into eight teams and conducted a variety of crime suppression activities all over Anchorage in “Operation Midnight Sun.” (Anchorage Police Department photo)Dozens of alleged criminals were swept up this week in what Anchorage police are calling “Operation Midnight Sun.”Listen nowPolice say uniformed and undercover officers worked with state and federal law enforcement agencies over the course of several days during the coordinated, street-level crime suppression operation.Police say the operation resulted in the seizure of nearly 20 guns, a little less than a pound of drugs and five stolen vehicles. It also led to a total of about 60 felony charges or arrests for outstanding warrants, including the arrest of one man on a murder charge.Anchorage police lieutenant Jack Carson says Operation Midnight Sun went beyond the department’s day-to-day police work to do something more proactive.“Crime suppression is actually going out and targeting criminal activity before they can victimize somebody,” Carson said. “So, we’re taking it to ’em prior to that, so we’re actually going out there and seeking them out and arresting them.”Anchorage police say the operation brought together the FBI, ATF, DEA and others. It also included an Alaska State Trooper helicopter helping spot and track suspects from the air.Carson says that required a highly coordinated effort.“You know, it’s one of the biggest operations that we’ve run with all of our federal partners,” Carson said. “We’re doing this type of stuff everyday,but just not to this level.”Anchorage police say the operation was possible because the department has increased the number of officers on the force and noted that Anchorage residents can expect similar coordinated efforts in the future.last_img read more

Ward Volunteers have key role in implementing Navaratnalu MLA

Ward Volunteers have key role in implementing Navaratnalu MLA

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first_imgTirupati: The `Ward Volunteers’ have key role in urban areas in the implementation of `Navaratnalu,’ the 9 major welfare initiatives of YSR Congress Party government, said MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy. He was speaking at a function held in the Municipal Corporation office here on Sunday to give away the appointment orders to 1,314 candidates selected to the post of `Ward Volunteers’. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said that the `Ward Volunteers’ should act as a bridge between the government and the people to ensure the effective implementation of welfare programmes reach all the needy beneficiaries. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy fulfilled his promise with the appointment of Grama-Ward volunteers all over the state taking a step forward towards the implementation of the prestigious `Navaratnalu,’ he averred. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us He said of the 2,606 Ward Volunteers proposed in the city 1,314 `Ward Volunteers’ were appointed and the orders were given to the selected candidates on Sunday while the remaining 1,292 will also be appointed soon. Reddy told the newly appointed volunteers that they will have good future if they do their best to serve the people. Each volunteer is allocated 50 families in the wards in the city. Advertise With Us Municipal Corporation Commissioner PS Girisha said that Andhra Pradesh is the first state in the country to appoint volunteers to help the administration in the implementation of government welfare and other programmes. Commissioner said a two-day training programme for 90 municipal officials of Kadapa and Chittoor district including 12 from Tirupati Corporation will be conducted and the officials in turn will act as trainers to the volunteers in their respective municipalities.last_img
Minister Vellampalli reacts on pagan propaganda in Tirumala

Minister Vellampalli reacts on pagan propaganda in Tirumala

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first_imgAmaravati: The pagan propaganda on the backside of the bus ticket in Tirumala has become a hot topic across the state. Over this issue, the Opposition leaders have come down heavily on the government. In this context, Minister Vellampalli Srinivas has reacted on the incident, where he said that a few people are intentionally making false comments against the government. He added that the previous government supporters seem to be involved in pagan propaganda. Minister noted that he ordered for inquiry over the pagan propaganda on the backside of the bus ticket. He also clarified that after discussing with the Transport Minister, they would take action against those who are responsible.last_img

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

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first_imgPope Francis (R) and Vicar General of Rome, Archpriest of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Angelo de Donatis pray during the Conference of the Diocese of Rome at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano) on 9 May, 2019 in Rome. Photo: AFPPope Francis on Thursday passed a landmark new measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, in a move which could bring countless new cases to light.Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for the reporting of abuse, under a new law published by the Vatican following a global clerical paedophilia scandal.But the requirement will not apply to secrets revealed to priests in the confessional.It is time to learn from the “bitter lessons of the past”, Francis said in the text of the legal decree, which comes into effect on 1 June.It follows a series of clerical assault cases in countries ranging from Australia to Chile, Germany and the US.The “Motu Proprio”, a legal document issued under the pope’s personal authority, declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse, or suspects it, is “obliged to report (it) promptly” to the Church, using “easily accessible systems”.Under the new measure, every diocese around the world is obliged by June 2020 to create a system for the reporting of sexual abuse by clerics, the use of child pornography and cover-ups of abuse.The law could see the Vatican inundated with reports of abuse or cover-ups, as it applies retroactively, meaning those who know about old cases are obliged to flag them up as well.- ‘Bring predators to justice’ -The impact “likely will be felt most intensely outside the West, since places such as the US, Canada and some parts of Western Europe (though, ironically, not the pope’s backyard in Italy), already have fairly robust reporting systems,” said Vatican expert John Allen, on the online religious newspaper Crux Now.The law only applies within the Church and has no force to oblige individuals to report abuse to civil authorities.”The Motu Proprio shows Pope Francis expects swift and comprehensive progress,” commented Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Bishops’ Conference in the United States, where thousands have people have reported abuse.It will “empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold,” he said.The document focuses particularly on the sexual or psychological abuse of children and vulnerable adults, but also targets sexual abuse and violence resulting from an abuse of authority — such as the exploitation of nuns by priests.Pope Francis admitting publicly in February that priests have used nuns as “sexual slaves” — and may still be doing so.- ‘Exhaustive in scope’ -“The new norms… are exhaustive in scope, applying in some way to every ordained or vowed member of the 1.3 billion-person church,” Vatican watcher Joshua McElwee wrote in the National Catholic Reporter.That raises the question as to how realistic it is for the Vatican to promise a response to reports within 30 days, particularly considering there are scores of cases currently backlogged, Allen said.Victims’ groups have long called for Francis to put in place concrete measures to tackle clerical child abuse, but they want more, including the immediate dismissal of any cleric found guilty of even a single act of abuse, or of covering it up.They also want all abusers or suspected abusers to be reported to police, and any abuse-related files handed over to them.Some have called for priests who hear of abuse during confessions to be forced to report it. The new law stops short of that.Catholics believe that within the confessional the penitent is talking to God, and everything in the confession is secret. A priest who reveals such secrets is automatically expelled from the Church.last_img read more

Houston Environmentalist Terry Hershey Credited With Preserving Buffalo Bayou Dies At 94

Houston Environmentalist Terry Hershey Credited With Preserving Buffalo Bayou Dies At 94

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first_img Share Gail DelaughterView of Buffalo Bayou from Allen ParkwayTerry Hershey, the Houston environmentalist credited with preserving Buffalo Bayou in a natural state, has died at age 94, according to multiple media reports.Back in the 1960s, the Army Corps of Engineers developed a plan to turn the bayou into a cement channel. Hershey led the opposition, including enlisting the help of then Houston Congressman George H.W. Bush.The Army Corps eventually relented and Buffalo Bayou winds its way through the heart of Houston in a mostly natural state.The Harris County Commissioners Court later named a park in her honor, which stretches for about six miles along the bayou.Funeral arrangements are pending; no cause of death has been given.last_img

Turner Says Houston Needs New Transportation Options To Remain Competitive

Turner Says Houston Needs New Transportation Options To Remain Competitive

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first_imgHouston Mayor @SylvesterTurner wants rail to Hobby Airport, better transit connections to Bush @iah, in State of Mobility address before @TAGHouston @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 24, 2018 Mayor @SylvesterTurner Houston “needs to connect people to economic opportunity” in planning for transportation needs. @TAGHouston @HPMNews887 pic.twitter.com/CXhEcxEgb4— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 24, 2018 00:00 /00:37 Houston Mayor @SylvesterTurner calls for “reimagining” of HOV system, says lanes need to operate 24/7 and on weekends @TAGHouston @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 24, 2018 “What we have to do is create more of a transit grid so people can get to wherever they need to go as quickly and safely as possible,” explained Turner.“We have a number of business, economic centers all throughout our region. So we have to create a transit system that connects better to these economic centers.”In addition, Turner wants METRO to study whether HOV lanes should be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, instead of just during the business day.On the issue of cycling and pedestrian safety, Turner said he is asking Bike Houston and cycling advocates to help identify the city’s most dangerous intersections for bikers and walkers.“And I’ve said to Public Works, then let’s quickly go out and assess those areas, those intersections, to see whether or not the design is creating problems, making these areas more hazardous,” the mayor explained.Turner also mentioned efforts to improve I-45 North, a project that calls for part of the freeway to go underground. The mayor said he has put together a task force to look at ways to create new public spaces as part of that project. X Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner delivered his annual State of Mobility speech before the Transportation Advocacy Group.Speaking before the Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner delivered his annual State of Mobility speech on Thursday and noted that, as the roads get more crowded, he thinks Houstonians are now ready to start using transit.“But we have to make it attractive, we have to make it more convenient, and they have to move faster on the public transit system than they would be moving in their car or their trucks,” added Turner.The mayor said the most crucial transit needs include better connections between downtown and The Galleria. He also called on  Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) to come up with new options for getting riders to Bush and Hobby Airports. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: “Transit is the most critical component” in Houston’s future mobility planning, says Houston Mayor @SylvesterTurner, calls for better connections between downtown and Galleria @TAGHouston @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 24, 2018 Full house at the @HoustonianHotel for the @TAGHouston State of Mobility address with Mayor @SylvesterTurner @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia #Transportation #traffic #cycling #walking pic.twitter.com/SwLzjMHaGP— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 24, 2018 Listen Sharelast_img read more